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  1. Dear Colleague Letter Harassment and Bullying (October 26, 2010). Background, Summary, and Fast Facts

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    US Department of Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) does the following: (1) Clarifies the relationship between bullying and discriminatory harassment under the civil rights laws enforced by the Department of Education's (ED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR); (2) Explains how student misconduct that falls under an anti-bullying policy also may trigger responsibilities…

  2. Dear Colleagues

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    Lapidus Azariy Abramovich; Ignat'ev Oleg Vladimirovich

    2003-01-01

    The first issue of Turkish Online Journal of English Language Teaching (TOJELT) is online now with a rich academic content. In this first issue, 4 articles and a book review have been published with the meticulous collaboration of TOJELT’s team. These are; Cho and Krashen’s invited article on reading skill, Takkaç Tulgar’s article on the use of pragmatic competence in language classrooms, Bambirra’s article on a motivational attractor basin and Pacheco Salazar’s assessment of blended learning...

  3. Dear Colleagues

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    Jensen, Svend Borup

    2010-01-01

    radiochemistry, calls for both fundamental and applied contributions in this field of growing academic and industrial interests. Special attention will be paid to paper which has a high degree of novelty, which can contribute to making everyday life easier for radio chemists, which can have a (potential...

  4. Part I--The Historical and Legal Background Leading to the Office of Civil Rights "Dear Colleague Letter"

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    Arnhold, Robert; Young, Lauren; Lakowski, Terri

    2013-01-01

    Part I of the feature describes the historical path of the Dear Colleague Letter and discusses the specific road to this landmark guidance, what it means, and how the leadership and action of the Office for Civil Rights will pave the way for students with disabilities to participate in sports the same way that Title IX has enabled participation…

  5. Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part III--Practitioners and Programs

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    Poulin, David; Martinez, David; Aenchbacher, Amy; Aiello, Rocco; Doyle, Mike; Hilgenbrinck, Linda; Busse, Sean; Cappuccio, Jim

    2013-01-01

    In Part III of the feature, physical educators and adapted physical educators offer current best practices as models of implementation for readers. Contributions included are: (1) Answer to the Dear Colleague Letter from the Anchorage School District's Adapted Sport Program (David Poulin); (2) Georgia's Adapted Physical Educators…

  6. Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part IV--Sport Groups

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    Lieberman, Lauren; Lucas, Mark; Jones, Jeffery; Humphreys, Dan; Cody, Ann; Vaughn, Bev; Storms, Tommie

    2013-01-01

    "Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part IV--Sport Groups" provides the the following articles: (1) "Sport Programming Offered by Camp Abilities and the United States Association for Blind Athletes" (Lauren Lieberman and Mark…

  7. Dear ATLAS colleagues,

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    PH Department

    2008-01-01

    We are collecting old pairs of glasses to take out to Mali, where they can be re-used by people there. The price for a pair of glasses can often exceed 3 months salary, so they are prohibitively expensive for many people. If you have any old spectacles you can donate, please put them in the special box in the ATLAS secretariat, bldg.40-4-D01 before the Christmas closure on 19 December so we can take them with us when we leave for Africa at the end of the month. (more details in ATLAS e-news edition of 29 September 2008: http://atlas-service-enews.web.cern.ch/atlas-service-enews/news/news_mali.php) many thanks! Katharine Leney co-driver of the ATLAS car on the Charity Run to Mali

  8. CBERS-02 Application Assessment

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    GUO Jianning; YU Jin; MIN Xiangjun; LI Xingchao; HOU Minghui

    2004-01-01

    As the successor of CBERS-01, CBERS-02 was launched successfully on 21October 2003 and transmitted its first downlink data the next day. According to the OBT (On Board Test) outline, CRESDA cooperated with CAST and many remote sensing organizations in China in implementing the test of the satellite payloads, ground processing system and data application. In this paper, the test is briefly illustrated in three parts: Ⅰ. Satellite Parameters Test (especially the test for payloads), Ⅱ. Payload Image Quality Assessment, and Ⅲ. Data Application Assessment. The results of the test show that the image quality of CBERS-02 is much improved over CBERS-01 and will continue to play a more important role in the society and economic development of China.

  9. Dear CERN and ESO Colleagues and Retirees

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    Pension Fund

    2010-01-01

    Following approval by the CERN Pension Fund Governing Board, the CERN Pension Fund team is pleased to announce the new website address of your Pension Fund: http://pensionfund.cern.ch I take this opportunity to thank all the technical teams at CERN for the quality and rapidity of their support. Kind regards, Théodore Economou CEO, CERN Pension Fund

  10. Dear Colleague Letter: Harassment and Bullying

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    Ali, Russlynn

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, many state departments of education and local school districts have taken steps to reduce bullying in schools. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) fully supports these efforts. Bullying fosters a climate of fear and disrespect that can seriously impair the physical and psychological health of its victims and create…

  11. Dear readers

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    Dear readers: When this year-end edition reaches you, we are running closer to the finish-line of 2011. Needless to say, it is stock-taking time for companies to see what comes out of one year production and sales in the interests of their shareholders,

  12. The Prototype Development for The Second Generation CBERS Initiates

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    SunQing

    2005-01-01

    It's reported that the concept for the second generation CBERS-CBERS-03 & 04 to be jointly developed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and INPE went through the assessment by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) at the beginning of the year. It means that the prototype development of CBERS-03 & 04 has been initiated.

  13. Applications Of CBERS Data In Oceanic Research

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    Li Xiaomin; Zhang Jie; Ma Yi; Song Pingjian

    2009-01-01

    @@ The CBERS series satellite data has been widely used by the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration (SOA) for the studies related to the monitoring of coral islands, land use changes of islands and coastal zone, green tide,implementation of ocean functional zoning, suspended particulate matter,sea ice, rafts cultivation and so on.The data covers the range of islands,coastal zone and inshore sea areas.

  14. The Application Achievements And Perspective Of CBERS Series Satellite Imagery

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    Li Xingchao; Qi Xueyong; Lu Yilin

    2009-01-01

    @@ Since the first China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS-1),launched in 1999,the CBERS data has been applied in many fields extensively.Remarkable social and economic benefits have been achieved.This article presents the application achievements during the past nine years,and gives a perspective for the future.All these applications demonstrate that the CBERS data has been an important data source for resources investigation and monitoring.

  15. Atmospheric correction of CBERS CCD images with MODIS data

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    LI Junsheng; ZHANG Bing; CHEN Zhengchao; SHEN Qian

    2006-01-01

    China Brazil Earth Resource Satellite (CBERS) CCD images have much potential for inland water environmental monitoring. However, their atmospheric accuracy correction can affect their quantitative applications. This paper contains an atmospheric correction algorithm for CBERS CCD images with MODIS data from the same day, the use of which improves the atmospheric correction algorithm of ocean color remote sensing developed by Gordon (1993, 1994) and makes it applicable to inland waters. The improved algorithm retrieves atmospheric parameters from MODIS data and uses them to perform the atmospheric correction of CBERS CCD images. Experimental results show that the atmospheric correction algorithm of CBERS CCD images assisted by MODIS data is reliable. Furthermore, MODIS data can be freely obtained on a daily basis, making the algorithm developed in this paper useful for environmental monitoring of inland waters.

  16. Influencing Your Colleagues.

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    Walker, Alice D.

    1993-01-01

    This fifteenth article in a series on the principles of the AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) Code of Professional Ethics focuses on members using coercive means to influence decisions of colleagues, using an example of a professor trying to influence a colleague to include his name on a research proposal. (LRW)

  17. A tasseled cap transformation for CBERS-02B CCD data

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    Li SHENG; Jing-feng HUANG; Xiao-lu TANG

    2011-01-01

    The tasseled cap transformation of remote sensing data has been widely used in agriculture,forest,ecology,and landscape.In this paper,tasseled cap transformation coefficients appropriate for data from a new sensor (China & Brazil Earth Resource Satellite (CBERS-02B)) are presented.The first three components after transformation captured 98% of the four-band variance,and represent the physical characteristics of brightness (coefficients:0.509,0.431,0.330,and 0.668),greenness (coefficients:-0.494,-0.318,-0.324,and 0.741),and blueness (coefficients:0.581,-0.070,-0.811,and 0.003),respectively.We hope these results will enhance the application of CBERS-02B charge-coupled device (CCD) data in the areas of agriculture,forest,ecology,and landscape.

  18. The DEAR case

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    The scientific program and the experimental setup of the DEAR (DAΦNE Exotic Atom Research) experiment at the new φ-factory DAΦNE of Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati are described. The objective of DEAR is to perform a 1% measurement of the Kα line shift due to the strong interaction in kaonic hydrogen. A measurement will also be performed on kaonic deuterium for the first time. The aim is to investigate low-energy K-bar N physics and to understand SU(3) chiral symmetry breaking. The setup takes advantage of the unique features of the 'kaon beam' from the φ decay in DAΦNE; of a low-temperature pressurized gaseous target; and of a detector for soft X-rays - the Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) - characterized by a very good energy (and spatial) resolution and by an unprecedented background rejection capability. The DEAR experiment represents a major effort in the study of low energy K-bar N interactions and has the potential to produce a breakthrough in the field

  19. The DEAR case

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    The low energy kaon-nucleon interaction is still a largely unexplored field, on the experimental side. More than 15 years ago, R.H.Darlitz made the following statement: 'The most important experiment to be carried out in low energy K-meson physics today is the definitive determination of the energy level shift in the K-p and K-d atoms, because of their direct connection with the physics of K barN interaction and their complete independence from all other kinds of measurements which bear on this interaction.' This statement can be repeated today. Moreover, the lack of experimental information has also had a negative impact on theoretical developments. In addition to the poorly determined low-energy parameters, a vital nonperturbative QCD quantity, the KN sigma term, has remained virtually undetermined, thus creating a serious disparity with the recent theoretical efforts based on QCD chiral effective Lagrangians. DEAR (DAΦNE Exotic Atom Research) is one of the first experiments collecting data on the new φ-factory DAΦNE of Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati dell'INFN. DEAR will observe X rays from kaonic hydrogen and kaonic deuterium, using the 'K-beam' from the decay of φs produced in DAΦNE, a cryogenic pressurized gaseous target and Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) as detectors. The experiment has all the distinctive features to represent the most powerful effort ever performed for studying kaon-nucleon physics. This is based on: - the unique features, in terms of low momentum, good resolution, high purity and intensity, which characterize the kaon beam from DAΦNE, with respect to any other beam used up to now in similar experiments; - the performances of CCDs, in terms of resolution and, above all, background rejection capability, which makes this device the detector for soft X-ray measurements in the background of an accelerator, as it has been demonstrated in these last years by the results obtained with CCDs in experiments on exotic atoms at PSI (Villigen) and

  20. Ombuds' Corner: Between colleagues

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    Vincent Vuillemin

    2010-01-01

    In this series, the Bulletin aims to explain the role of the Ombuds at CERN by presenting practical examples of misunderstandings that could have been resolved by the Ombuds if he had been contacted earlier. Please note that, in all the situations we present, the names are fictitious and used only to improve clarity. 
     Following a reorganization in their Department, Don* and Sam* found themselves working in the same unit. Given their complementary competencies, they were asked to collaborate on the same project. At the beginning, they both appreciated being able to exchange ideas and progress as they learned to get to grips with their new challenge. After a few months, Don forgot to forward some urgent information to Sam, who was annoyed as it placed him in an awkward situation. Being unaware of the information caused Sam to make a wrong decision, for which he was criticized by his Management. Not wanting to point the finger at his colleague, he took the blame himself. Nevertheles...

  1. Topographic correction realization based on the CBERS-02B image

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    Qin, Hui-ping; Yi, Wei-ning; Fang, Yong-hua

    2011-08-01

    The special topography of mountain terrain will induce the retrieval distortion in same species and surface spectral lines. In order to improve the research accuracy of topographic surface characteristic, many researchers have focused on topographic correction. Topographic correction methods can be statistical-empirical model or physical model, in which the methods based on the digital elevation model data are most popular. Restricted by spatial resolution, previous model mostly corrected topographic effect based on Landsat TM image, whose spatial resolution is 30 meter that can be easily achieved from internet or calculated from digital map. Some researchers have also done topographic correction based on high spatial resolution images, such as Quickbird and Ikonos, but there is little correlative research on the topographic correction of CBERS-02B image. In this study, liao-ning mountain terrain was taken as the objective. The digital elevation model data was interpolated to 2.36 meter by 15 meter original digital elevation model one meter by one meter. The C correction, SCS+C correction, Minnaert correction and Ekstrand-r were executed to correct the topographic effect. Then the corrected results were achieved and compared. The images corrected with C correction, SCS+C correction, Minnaert correction and Ekstrand-r were compared, and the scatter diagrams between image digital number and cosine of solar incidence angel with respect to surface normal were shown. The mean value, standard variance, slope of scatter diagram, and separation factor were statistically calculated. The analysed result shows that the shadow is weakened in corrected images than the original images, and the three-dimensional affect is removed. The absolute slope of fitting lines in scatter diagram is minished. Minnaert correction method has the most effective result. These demonstrate that the former correction methods can be successfully adapted to CBERS-02B images. The DEM data can be

  2. EDITORIAL: Dearing strikes again!

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    Dobson Honorary Editor, Ken

    1996-05-01

    Extra-territorial readers of this journal must surely hover between amazement and boredom at the periodic references to the time and energy spent in England in reviewing, changing, re-reviewing and re-changing its educational programmes from ages 5-18. (Scotland has its own educational system and seems to be doing quite well, thank you.) Recently, Sir Ron Dearing, the Government's educational trouble-shooter, who in a few short months managed to sort out the 5-16 curriculum to the satisfaction (more or less) of both Establishment and politicians, was given the task of redefining the principles underlying the education of 16-19 year-olds. In March 1996 he produced a report that has been greeted, initially at least, with the universal approval of the press and politicians of all parties. The main and century-old problem with the English educational system is the deep divide between academic (pre-university) and vocational education. This may reflect the broad division between `gentlemen' and players (artisans) that seems to be a feature of English society, and which may be too wide for a mere education system to bridge. A second problem has been the perceived narrowness, due to overspecialization into just three subjects, of pre-university courses, which has tended to produce yet another divide - between arts graduates (interesting, lively, well-read, cultured) and science graduates (boring, uncouth, illiterate). However, the rather boringly titled Review of Qualifications for 16-19 Year Olds, Summary ReportFootnote is at least clear in its intentions of bridging both gaps. It reviews the continuing decline in the popularity of mathematics and science subjects as pre-university (A-level) courses, and records that the parallel vocational courses (GNVQ) in science do not yet match their status and their acceptance by employers, and people in general. It accepts the failure of Advanced Supplementary courses to provide a broadening of the 16-19 curriculum. It makes many

  3. Dear Diary” revisited

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    Mackenzie, Catrina; Ricker, Britta; Christensen, Julia; Heller, Elizabeth; Osano, Philip; Turner, Sarah; Long, Lindsay; Kagan, Emily

    2013-01-01

    The genesis of this article was a request from the Journal of Geography in Higher Education to provide a reflection piece about our article ‘Dear Diary: Early Career Geographers Collectively Reflect on their Qualitative Field Research Experiences’ (2011) that won the journal's biennial award for...... 2009–2011. This request has afforded us the opportunity to reconnect as a team and, through self-directed interviews, to reflect upon how writing ‘Dear Diary’ continues to influences our current perceptions of journaling in qualitative research. More specifically, we focus here on the relationships...... between journaling and our approach to research, team-based collaboration, and our current teaching and mentoring practices. We all continue to keep fieldwork journals and perceive reflexive journaling as a crucial tool for qualitative methods and other collaborative ventures....

  4. CRESDA APPLICATION SYSTEM OF CBERS-1, RESULTS AND TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF APPLICATIONS

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    2002-01-01

    CRESDA Application System of CBERS-1 was established in 1999. During the operation of the system for more than two years, about 240 000 scenes of CBERS-1 Level 0 data have been archived and more than 13 000 scenes of Level 2 products have been ordered by end users from different application fields.In this paper, the typical examples of applications in crop yield estimation,calamity alleviation, resources survey and protection, environment monitoring and continuable development, and urban planning are mainly described.

  5. Discriminação de variedades de citros em imagens CCD/CBERS-2 Discrimination of citrus varieties using CCD/CBERS-2 satellite imagery

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    Ieda Del'Arco Sanches

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar as imagens CCD/CBERS-2 quanto à possibilidade de discriminarem variedades de citros. A área de estudo localiza-se em Itirapina (SP e, para este estudo, foram utilizadas imagens CCD de três datas (30/05/2004, 16/08/2004 e 11/09/2004. Um modelo que integra os elementos componentes da cena citrícola sensoriada é proposto com o objetivo de explicar a variabilidade das respostas das parcelas de citros em imagens orbitais do tipo CCD/CBERS-2. Foram feitas classificações pelos algoritmos Isoseg e Maxver e, de acordo com o índice kappa, concluiu-se que é possível obterem-se exatidões qualificadas como muito boas, sendo que as melhores classificações foram conseguidas com imagens da estação seca.This paper was aimed at evaluating the possibility of discriminating citrus varieties in CCD imageries from CBERS-2 satellite ("China-Brazil Earth Resouces Satellite". The study area is located in Itirapina, São Paulo State. For this study, three CCD images from 2004 were acquired (May 30, August 16, and September 11. In order to acquire a better understanding and for explaining the variability of the spectral behavior of the citrus areas in orbital images (like as the CCD/CBERS-2 images a model that integrates the elements of the citrus scene is proposed and discussed. The images were classified by Isoseg and MaxVer classifiers. According to kappa index, it was possible to obtain classifications qualified as 'very good'. The best results were obtained with the images from the dry season.

  6. The Dear Kaon Monitor at Daphne

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    Lucherini, V; Beer, G; Curceanu, C; Egger, J P; Guaraldo, C; Iliescu, M A; Ponta, T; Sirghi, D L; Sirghi, F; Zmeskal, J

    2003-01-01

    Characteristics and performance of the Kaon Monitor of the DEAR experiment at the DAPHINE collider of Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati are described. The full TDC and ADC information collected from the detectors of the setup allows a clean observation of the charged kaon pairs from phi-decay by means of their different arrival times with respect to the background particles. The number of detected kaons can be used to obtain an absolute luminosity measurement in the DEAR interaction point at DAPHINE.

  7. The Dear Kaon Monitor at Daphne

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    Characteristics and performance of the Kaon Monitor of the DEAR experiment at the DAPHINE collider of Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati are described. The full TDC and ADC information collected from the detectors of the setup allows a clean observation of the charged kaon pairs from phi-decay by means of their different arrival times with respect to the background particles. The number of detected kaons can be used to obtain an absolute luminosity measurement in the DEAR interaction point at DAPHINE

  8. The Dear Kaon Monitor at Daphne

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    Lucherini, V. E-mail: vincenzo.lucherini@lnf.infn.it; Bragadireanu, A.M.; Beer, G.; Curceanu, C.; Egger, J.-P.; Guaraldo, C.; Iliescu, M.; Ponta, T.; Sirghi, D.L.; Sirghi, F.; Zmeskal, J

    2003-01-11

    Characteristics and performance of the Kaon Monitor of the DEAR experiment at the DAPHINE collider of Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati are described. The full TDC and ADC information collected from the detectors of the setup allows a clean observation of the charged kaon pairs from phi-decay by means of their different arrival times with respect to the background particles. The number of detected kaons can be used to obtain an absolute luminosity measurement in the DEAR interaction point at DAPHINE.

  9. Solidarity Between Colleagues in Contemporary Educational Supervision

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    TAŞDAN, Murat

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of the present paper is to determine applications of “solidarity between colleagues”, which is one of the new approaches to educational supervision and to discuss its benefits and limitations. In the study, answers to the following questions were attempted to get. What is solidarity between colleagues in contemporary educational supervision? What is solidarity between colleagues? How is it different from mentoring programs? How does solidarity between colleagues take place in supe...

  10. The DEAR experiment on DAΦNE

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    DEAR is one of the first experiments at the new DAΦNE φ-factory at the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati dell'INFN. The objective of the DEAR experiment is to perform a precision measurement of the strong interaction shifts and widths of the K-series lines in kaonic hydrogen and the first observation of the same quantities in kaonic deuterium. The aim is to obtain a precise determination of the isospin-dependent kaon-nucleon scattering lengths which will represent a breakthrough in K(bar sign)N low-energy phenomenology and will allow us to determine the kaon-nucleon sigma terms. The sigma terms give a direct measurement of chiral symmetry breaking and are connected to the strangeness content of the proton. First results on background measurements with the DEAR NTP setup installed on DAΦNE are reported

  11. "Dear Diary" Revisited: Reflecting on Collaborative Journaling

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    Mackenzie, Catrina A.; Ricker, Britta; Christensen, Julia; Heller, Elizabeth; Kagan, Emily; Osano, Philip M.; Long, Lindsay; Turner, Sarah

    2013-01-01

    The genesis of this article was a request from the "Journal of Geography in Higher Education" to provide a reflection piece about our article 'Dear Diary: Early Career Geographers Collectively Reflect on their Qualitative Field Research Experiences' (2011) that won the journal's biennial award for 2009-2011. This request…

  12. A Learning Community of Colleagues Enhancing Practice

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    Visone, Jeremy D.

    2016-01-01

    This article shares a promising practice: collegial visits. During collegial visits, educators watch a colleague teach a lesson about a predetermined focus as a form of professional development. Educators, including the host teacher, debrief after the lesson. These visits are part of a cycle of learning that moves from theory to practice, and the…

  13. Energetic particle radiations measured by particle detector on board CBERS-1 satellite

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    HAO YongQiang; XIAO Zuo; ZOU Hong; ZHANG DongHe

    2007-01-01

    Using the data measured by energetic particle detector on board CBERS-01 and -02 for the past five years, statistics was made to show the general features of MeV electrons and protons along a solar synchronous orbit at an altitude of 780 km. This height is in the bottom region of the Earth's radiation belts. Detectors are inside the satellite cabinet and such continuous monitoring of particle radiation environment inside a satellite has seldom conducted so far. After a proper and careful treatment, it is indicated that the data inside satellite are well correlated with the radiation environment outside. Besides the agreement of the general distribution characteristics of energetic electrons and protons with similar observations from other satellites, attention is particularly paid to the disturbed conditions. Variations of particle fluxes are closely related with solar proton events, in general, electron fluxes of outer belt are well correlated with Dst index after three days' delay while the electron injection occurred almost at the same day during great magnetic storms. It is confirmed that both energetic electrons and protons appear in the Polar Cap region only after the solar proton events.

  14. STRIPING NOISE REMOVAL OF IMAGES ACQUIRED BY CBERS 2 CCD CAMERA SENSOR

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    E. Amraei

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available CCD Camera is a multi-spectral sensor that is carried by CBERS 2 satellite. Imaging technique in this sensor is push broom. In images acquired by the CCD Camera, some vertical striping noise can be seen. This is due to the detectors mismatch, inter detector variability, improper calibration of detectors and low signal-to-noise ratio. These noises are more profound in images acquired from the homogeneous surfaces, which are processed at level 2. However, the existence of these noises render the interpretation of the data and extracting information from these images difficult. In this work, spatial moment matching method is proposed to modify these images. In this method, the statistical moments such as mean and standard deviation of columns in each band are used to balance the statistical specifications of the detector array to those of reference values. After the removal of the noise, some periodic diagonal stripes remain in the image where their removal by using the aforementioned method seems impossible. Therefore, to omit them, frequency domain Butterworth notch filter was applied. Finally to evaluate the results, the image statistical moments such as the mean and standard deviation were deployed. The study proves the effectiveness of the method in noise removal.

  15. Land use mapping from CBERS-2 images with open source tools by applying different classification algorithms

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    Sanhouse-García, Antonio J.; Rangel-Peraza, Jesús Gabriel; Bustos-Terrones, Yaneth; García-Ferrer, Alfonso; Mesas-Carrascosa, Francisco J.

    2016-02-01

    Land cover classification is often based on different characteristics between their classes, but with great homogeneity within each one of them. This cover is obtained through field work or by mean of processing satellite images. Field work involves high costs; therefore, digital image processing techniques have become an important alternative to perform this task. However, in some developing countries and particularly in Casacoima municipality in Venezuela, there is a lack of geographic information systems due to the lack of updated information and high costs in software license acquisition. This research proposes a low cost methodology to develop thematic mapping of local land use and types of coverage in areas with scarce resources. Thematic mapping was developed from CBERS-2 images and spatial information available on the network using open source tools. The supervised classification method per pixel and per region was applied using different classification algorithms and comparing them among themselves. Classification method per pixel was based on Maxver algorithms (maximum likelihood) and Euclidean distance (minimum distance), while per region classification was based on the Bhattacharya algorithm. Satisfactory results were obtained from per region classification, where overall reliability of 83.93% and kappa index of 0.81% were observed. Maxver algorithm showed a reliability value of 73.36% and kappa index 0.69%, while Euclidean distance obtained values of 67.17% and 0.61% for reliability and kappa index, respectively. It was demonstrated that the proposed methodology was very useful in cartographic processing and updating, which in turn serve as a support to develop management plans and land management. Hence, open source tools showed to be an economically viable alternative not only for forestry organizations, but for the general public, allowing them to develop projects in economically depressed and/or environmentally threatened areas.

  16. Dynamic electron arc radiotherapy (DEAR): a feasibility study

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    Compared to other radiation therapy modalities, clinical electron beam therapy has remained practically unchanged for the past few decades even though electron beams with multiple energies are widely available on most linacs. In this paper, we present the concept of dynamic electron arc radiotherapy (DEAR), a new conformal electron therapy technique with synchronized couch motion. DEAR utilizes combination of gantry rotation, couch motion, and dose rate modulation to achieve desirable dose distributions in patient. The electron applicator is kept to minimize scatter and maintain narrow penumbra. The couch motion is synchronized with the gantry rotation to avoid collision between patient and the electron cone. In this study, we investigate the feasibility of DEAR delivery and demonstrate the potential of DEAR to improve dose distributions on simple cylindrical phantoms. DEAR was delivered on Varian's TrueBeam linac in Research Mode. In conjunction with the recorded trajectory log files, mechanical motion accuracies and dose rate modulation precision were analyzed. Experimental and calculated dose distributions were investigated for different energies (6 and 9 MeV) and cut-out sizes (1×10 cm2 and 3×10 cm2 for a 15×15 cm2 applicator). Our findings show that DEAR delivery is feasible and has the potential to deliver radiation dose with high accuracy (root mean square error, or RMSE of <0.1 MU, <0.1° gantry, and <0.1 cm couch positions) and good dose rate precision (1.6 MU min−1). Dose homogeneity within ±2% in large and curved targets can be achieved while maintaining penumbra comparable to a standard electron beam on a flat surface. Further, DEAR does not require fabrication of patient-specific shields. These benefits make DEAR a promising technique for conformal radiotherapy of superficial tumors. (paper)

  17. Identifying Spatial Units of Human Occupation in the Brazilian Amazon Using Landsat and CBERS Multi-Resolution Imagery

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    Maria Isabel Sobral Escada

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Every spatial unit of human occupation is part of a network structuring an extensive process of urbanization in the Amazon territory. Multi-resolution remote sensing data were used to identify and map human presence and activities in the Sustainable Forest District of Cuiabá-Santarém highway (BR-163, west of Pará, Brazil. The limits of spatial units of human occupation were mapped based on digital classification of Landsat-TM5 (Thematic Mapper 5 image (30m spatial resolution. High-spatial-resolution CBERS-HRC (China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite-High-Resolution Camera images (5 m merged with CBERS-CCD (Charge Coupled Device images (20 m were used to map spatial arrangements inside each populated unit, describing intra-urban characteristics. Fieldwork data validated and refined the classification maps that supported the categorization of the units. A total of 133 spatial units were individualized, comprising population centers as municipal seats, villages and communities, and units of human activities, such as sawmills, farmhouses, landing strips, etc. From the high-resolution analysis, 32 population centers were grouped in four categories, described according to their level of urbanization and spatial organization as: structured, recent, established and dependent on connectivity. This multi-resolution approach provided spatial information about the urbanization process and organization of the territory. It may be extended into other areas or be further used to devise a monitoring system, contributing to the discussion of public policy priorities for sustainable development in the Amazon.

  18. Feelings and Ethics Education: The Film 'Dear Scientists'

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    Ioanna Semendeferi

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available There is an increasing body of evidence that not only cognition but also emotions shape moral judgment. The conventional teaching of responsible conduct of research, however, does not target emotions; its emphasis is on rational analysis. Here I present a new approach, ‘the feelings method,’ for incorporating emotions into science ethics education. This method is embodied in Dear Scientists, an innovative film that combines humanities with arts and works at the subconscious level, delivering an intense mix of music and images, contrasted by calm narration. Dear Scientists has struck a chord across the science, humanities, and arts communities—a promising sign.

  19. The DEAR experiment-first results on kaonic hydrogen

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    Zmeskal, J. [Stefan Meyer Insitut fuer subatomare Physik, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Boltzmanngasse 3, A-1090 Vienna (Austria)]. E-mail: johann.zmeskal@oeaw.ac.at; Beer, G. [University of Victoria, Department of Physics and Astronomy, P.O. Box 3055 Victoria, BC V8W 3P6 (Canada); Bragadirean, A.M. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, C.P. 13, Via E. Fermi 40, I-00044 Frascati (Italy); Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering ' Horia Hulubei' , P.O. Box R-76900 Magurele, Bucharest (Romania); Cargnelli, M. [Stefan Meyer Insitut fuer subatomare Physik, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Boltzmanngasse 3, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Curceanu, C. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, C.P. 13, Via E. Fermi 40, I-00044 Frascati (Italy); Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering ' Horia Hulubei' , P.O. Box R-76900 Magurele, Bucharest (Romania); Egger, J.-P. [University de Neuchatel, Institute de Physique, Universite de Neuchatel, 1 rue A.-L. Breguet, CH-2000 Neuchatel (Switzerland); Fuhrmann, H. [Stefan Meyer Insitut fuer subatomare Physik, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Boltzmanngasse 3, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Guaraldo, C. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, C.P. 13, Via E. Fermi 40, I-00044 Frascati (Italy); Iliescu, M. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, C.P. 13, Via E. Fermi 40, I-00044 Frascati (Italy); Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering ' Horia Hulubei' , P.O. Box R-76900 Magurele, Bucharest (Romania); Ishiwatari, T. [Stefan Meyer Insitut fuer subatomare Physik, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Boltzmanngasse 3, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Itahashi, K. [Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-01 (Japan); Iwasaki, M. [Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-01 (Japan); Kienle, P. [Stefan Meyer Insitut fuer subatomare Physik, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Boltzmanngasse 3, A-1090 Vienna (Austria)] [and others

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    The goal of the DEAR (DA{phi}NE exotic atom research) experiment is the precise determination of the isospin dependent antikaon-nucleon scattering lengths. The experiment accurately measures the K{alpha} line shift and broadening, due to the strong interaction, in kaonic hydrogen and, for the first time, in kaonic deuterium. A precision measurement of kaonic hydrogen tests chiral symmetry breaking in systems with strangeness. An initial analysis of the DEAR experiment yields a shift -bar 1s=-195+/-45 eV and a width {gamma}1s=250+/-125 eV, which is more precise than the previous kaonic X-ray experiment KpX at KEK, and allows for the first time to disentangle the full pattern of the kaonic hydrogen K-series line K{alpha}, K{beta} and K{gamma}.

  20. "Elementary, my dear Watson". Per una falsa citazione

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    Irene Minella

    2014-01-01

    Nowhere, among Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's pages concerning one of the most celebrated characters of British literature, Sherlock Holmes, is to be found the interjection: "Elementary, my dear Watson!". Exploring the creation of the London investigator as well as Holmes' first appearance in theatre, cinema and literature, this essay will help to understand why he is still so popular and why the 'non-quotation' keeps haunting the collective imagination. Despite its philological inaccuracy, the int...

  1. Feelings and Ethics Education: The Film Dear Scientists

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    Ioanna Semendeferi

    2014-01-01

    There is an increasing body of evidence that not only cognition but also emotions shape moral judgment. The conventional teaching of responsible conduct of research, however, does not target emotions; its emphasis is on rational analysis. Here I present a new approach, ‘the feelings method,’ for incorporating emotions into science ethics education. This method is embodied in Dear Scientists, an innovative film that combines humanities with arts and works at the subconscious level, delivering ...

  2. Exotic atom research at DAΦNE (The DEAR Experiment)

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    The DEAR experiment (DEAR:DAΦNE Exotic Atom Research) is presented. Reliable data, in terms of high statistics, low background, good resolution, as it is possible to obtain with DEAR from kaonic hydrogen and kaonic deuterium, will allow to make the first precision measurement of the kaon-nucleon scattering length aK-n. The measurement will allow to understand the kaon-nucleon interaction, in particular by definitely solving the 'kaonic hydrogen puzzle' and to study the nature of the Λ(1405) (K bar N bound state or an elementary three-quark state ?). The KN scattering length is related to an important quantity such as the KN sigma term. As in the case of the πN sigma term, one can eventually extract the KN sigma term from accurate KN interaction data at threshold. At present, this is not possible. The KN sigma term is present in the nucleon mass and its value allows to estimate the amount of the nucleon mass due to strangeness. The KN sigma term is encountered also in describing kaon condensation in dense nuclear matter and, consequently it can give independent information with respect to the phenomena observed in relativistic heavy ion collisions. (authors)

  3. Assessing the Relative Ecological Importance and Deforestation Risks of Unprotected Areas in Western Brazil Using Landsat, CBERS and Quantum GIS

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    Smith, A.; Sevilla, C.; Lanclos, A.; Carson, C.; Larson, J.; Sankaran, M.; Saad, M.

    2012-12-01

    In addition to understanding Brazilian policies and currently utilized methodologies, the measurement of the impacts of deforestation is essential for enhancing techniques to reduce deforestation in the future. Adverse impacts of deforestation include biodiversity loss, increased carbon dioxide emissions, and a reduced rate of evapotranspiration, all of which contribute directly or indirectly to global warming. With the continual growth in population in developing countries such as Brazil, increased demands are placed on infrastructural development and food production. As a result, forested areas are cleared for agricultural production. Recently, exploration for hydrocarbons in Western Brazil has also intensified as a means to stimulate the economy, as abundant oil and gas is believed to be found in these regions. Unfortunately, hydrocarbon-rich regions of Western Brazil are also home to thousands of species. Many of these regions are as of yet untapped but are at risk of ecological disruption as a result of impending human activity. This project utilized Landsat 5 TM to monitor deforestation in a subsection of the Brazilian states of Rondônia and Amazonas. A risk map identifying areas susceptible to future deforestation, based on factors such as proximity to roads, bodies of water, cities, and proposed hydrocarbon activities such as pipeline construction, was created. Areas at higher risk of clearance were recommended to be a target for enhanced monitoring and law enforcement. In addition, an importance map was created based on biodiversity and location of endangered species. This map was used to identify potential areas for future protection. A Chinese-Brazilian satellite, CBERS 2B CCD was also utilized for comparison. The NDVI model was additionally replicated in Quantum GIS, an open source software, so that local communities and policymakers could benefit without having to pay for expensive ArcGIS software. The capabilities of VIIRS were also investigated to

  4. Remote Sensing of the EnviSat and Cbers-2B satellites rotation around the centre of mass by photometry

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    Koshkin, N.; Korobeynikova, E.; Shakun, L.; Strakhova, S.; Tang, Z. H.

    2016-08-01

    During 2013-2015 the photometric observations of the EnviSat satellite, which became space debris after the failure in April 2012 in low Earth orbit, were performed. The rotation pole position and slow change in sidereal rotation period were updated on the basis of analysis of specular glints observed in 222 light curves using reduction of synodic periods. Apparently, there are minor oscillations of the rotation pole near the normal to the orbital plane. The sense of the EnviSat's spinning is opposite to the sense of its orbital rotation. The sidereal period is best approximated by the second-order polynomial: Psid (sec) = 0.000021534 ·T2 + 0.04936003 · T + 121.18195 where T is measured in days from the beginning of 2013. This method being applied to another representative of space debris, namely the Cbers-2B satellite, has shown a similar result: there is not precise solution for the rotation pole either as it undergoes oscillations with various time scale from several hours to several months. In 2014, the spin axis made the 10 ° angle with the normal to the orbital plane while the sense of spinning is direct in this case, i.e. coincides with the sense of orbital rotation. The sidereal period is best approximated by the following expression: Psid (sec) = 0.000029543 ·T2 + 0.08094931 · T + 81.31775 where T is measured in days starting from March 10, 2014. This method allows of controlling slow changes in the spatial orientation of the rotation axis of the satellites in which specular reflection of light from flat faces of the surface is inherent.

  5. Análise de mapas de represas publicados na web usando imagens orbitais CCD/CBERS no estado de Minas Gerais Analysis of dams maps published on the web by using orbital CCD/CBERS images in Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    Elizabeth Ferreira

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, bancos de dados públicos e gratuitos disponíveis na World Wide Web (WEB foram utilizados para avaliar as áreas das superfícies dos espelhos d'água das represas de Furnas e do Funil, no Estado de Minas Gerais. O objetivo foi comparar as informações obtidas nos bancos da WEB com os valores das áreas calculadas a partir de imagens do sensor CCD a bordo dos satélites CBERS2 e CBERS2B. A área da represa de Furnas obtida a partir das imagens CCD/CBERS2B, ano 2008, foi de 1.138 km², mas nos bancos de dados consultados esta área estava entre 1.182 e 1.503 km². A represa do Funil, construída em 2003, com superfície de espelho d'água de 29,37 km² e uma ilha com área de 1,93 km² não aparecem nos bancos Atlas, Geominas, IGAM e IBGE. Os resultados mostraram algumas discrepâncias nos bancos de dados publicados na WEB, tais como diferenças em áreas e supressão ou extrapolação de limites do espelho d'água. Concluiu-se que, até o momento, os responsáveis por algumas publicações de bancos de dados no Estado de Minas Gerais não tiveram rigor suficiente com as atualizações. As imagens CCD/CBERS, que também são dados públicos disponíveis na WEB, mostraram ser produtos adequados para verificar, atualizar e melhorar as informações publicadas.In this work some public databases from the World Wide Web (WEB were used to find the area of the Furnas and Funil Dams in Minas Gerais State. The purpose of this work was to compare the WEB public databases values and the real values obtained from the CCD camera images on board CBERS2 and CBERS2B satellites. The Furnas Dam area obtained from CCD/ CBERS2B images, in 2008, was 1.138 km², but in the consulted databases this area ranged from 1.182 to 1.503 km². The dam of the Funil, built in 2003, with a water surface of 29.37 km² and an island with 1.93 km² area, did not appear in Atlas, Geominas, IGAM and IBGE databases. The results revealed some problems in the WEB public

  6. Albert Einstein's close friends and colleagues from the Patent Office

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    Weinstein, Galina

    2012-01-01

    In the Patent Office Einstein hatched his most beautiful ideas, and there he spent his "Happy Bern Years". These wonderful ideas led to his miraculous year works of 1905. Einstein was not an expert in academic matters, and he was out of academic world. Neither did he meet influential professors, or attend academic meetings. He discussed his ideas with his close friends and colleagues from the Patent Office. In 1907 he finally got his foot into the academic doorway; Einstein became a privatdozent and gave lectures at the University of Bern. However, his first students consisted again of his two close friends and another colleague from the Patent Office.

  7. Are unfamiliar neighbours considered to be dear-enemies?

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Discriminating threatening individuals from non-threatening ones allow territory owners to modulate their territorial responses according to the threat posed by each intruder. This ability reduces costs associated with territorial defence. Reduced aggression towards familiar adjacent neighbours, termed the dear-enemy effect, has been shown in numerous species. An important question that has never been investigated is whether territory owners perceive distant neighbours established in the same group as strangers because of their unfamiliarity, or as dear-enemies because of their group membership. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To investigate this question, we played back to male skylarks (Alauda arvensis songs of adjacent neighbours, distant neighbours established a few territories away in the same microdialect area and strangers. Additionally, we carried out a propagation experiment to investigate how far skylark songs are propagated in their natural habitat and we estimated repertoire similarity between adjacent neighbours, distant neighbours and strangers. We show that skylarks, in the field, respond less aggressively to songs of their distant and likely unfamiliar neighbours, as shown by the propagation experiment, compared to stranger songs. The song analysis revealed that individuals share a high amount of syllables and sequences with both their adjacent and distant neighbours, but only few syllables and no sequences with strangers. CONCLUSIONS: The observed reduction of aggression between distant neighbours thus probably results from their familiarity with the vocal group signature shared by all members of the neighbourhood. Therefore, in skylarks, dear-enemy-like relationships can be established between unfamiliar individuals who share a common acoustic code.

  8. "Elementary, my dear Watson". Per una falsa citazione

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    Irene Minella

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Nowhere, among Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's pages concerning one of the most celebrated characters of British literature, Sherlock Holmes, is to be found the interjection: "Elementary, my dear Watson!". Exploring the creation of the London investigator as well as Holmes' first appearance in theatre, cinema and literature, this essay will help to understand why he is still so popular and why the 'non-quotation' keeps haunting the collective imagination. Despite its philological inaccuracy, the interjection has become so famous that it has been used even outside its original context.

  9. Concentration of chlorhophyll-a and the limit of the photic zone in the Third River reservoir (Córdoba-Argentina, using images from CBERS-2B satellite

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The satellite images provided by remote sensors represent an important tool for monitoring, controlling and administering water resources. The aim of this work was to model the spatial distribution of the concentration of chlorhophyll-a and the limit of the photic zone in the Rio Tercero reservoir (Córdoba-Argentina, using images from CBERS-2B satellite and a geographical information system (SIG. We selected 15 samples places wherefrom we measured physical, chemical and biological parameters during the fall of 2008. By using a georeferenced image from sensor CBERS-2B and performing an analysis of the principal components (ACP, we were able to identify associations between variables and reflectance values of the satellite bands. Based on these associations and with simple regression models, we were able to know the spatial distribution of the variables: concentration of chlorophyll-a (R2 = 0, 73 and the limit of the photic zone (R2 = 0, 78 in the reservoir as a whole. We may conclude thata there exists a negative correlation between the concentration of chlorophyll-a and the water transparency in reservoir Rio Tercero, as well as that the sensor used allows us to evaluate the quality of the water in a relative short time.

  10. VATESI Solves Important Tasks Jointly with Foreign Colleagues

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    The inspectors and experts of VATESI (Nuclear Power Safety Authority in Lithuania) that was set up six years ago, with active assistance from foreign colleagues and international organisations, have already gained considerable experience. The co-operation is still continuing and developing as it would be difficult to cope with the extremely complex tasks we are facing today without skilled assistance of foreign experts. The know-how of western colleagues is very useful in improving the working methods and implementing other positive changes, one of which was established of the VATESI Board a short while ago. The first sitting of the Board took place in November; in the future they are to be held once in three months. The Board has been set for very important tasks: to help the Government of Lithuania in directing the efforts of VATESI, to identify the key guidelines of the Inspectorate's activities and see to it that the Inspectorate reports on the work done

  11. Albert Einstein's close friends and colleagues from the Patent Office

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    Weinstein, Galina

    2012-01-01

    In the Patent Office Einstein hatched his most beautiful ideas, and there he spent his "Happy Bern Years". These wonderful ideas led to his miraculous year works of 1905. Einstein was not an expert in academic matters, and he was out of academic world. Neither did he meet influential professors, or attend academic meetings. He discussed his ideas with his close friends and colleagues from the Patent Office. In 1907 he finally got his foot into the academic doorway; Einstein became a privatdoz...

  12. MOBBING AND WORK ALIENATION: SUPPORT FROM COLLEAGUES AS A MODERATOR

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    DEMİREL, Ayşe Gönül; Ayşe Begüm ÖTKEN; Kunday, Özlem

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between mobbing and work alienation with a special emphasis on the role of support from colleagues. A questionnaire based on Leymann Inventory of Psychological Terror scale which measures mobbing and Mottaz (1981) 21-item that measures work alienation was used to assess this relationship. The sample constitutes of 182 professionals employed in various companies in Istanbul. The findings supported the main research hypothesis and sho...

  13. To José Pereira Lages, our friend and colleague

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    It was with great sadness that we learnt of the accidental demise of our colleague, José Pereira Lages, whilst he was transporting equipment for the LHC. José was the team leader for the LHC's general services at points 1 and 8, working on behalf of the firm DBS Transports. Determined and receptive, always ready to help those around him, he always did his best in his work. His smile, his kindness and his professionalism made him somebody who was unanimously appreciated, whether it was by his colleagues at DBS, his colleagues at CERN or any of the CERN users that he encountered. He leaves behind a large gap in our midst and we will all miss him. We will be reminded of his smile in this picture from the last issue of the Bulletin, taken to celebrate his win in the French Championships for fork-lift truck unloading. It was only a few days ago that we were so happy and proud of him, looking forward, in our minds, to the future competitions that lay ahead. We share the grief of his family and all his friend...

  14. First results on kaonic hydrogen from the DEAR experiment

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    The objective of DEAR (DA{phi}NE Exotic Atom Research) is the measurement of the K{sub {alpha}} line shift and width, due to the strong interaction, in kaonic hydrogen and a similar measurement - the first one - in kaonic deuterium. The aim is a precision determination of the antikaon-nucleon isospin dependent scattering lengths in order to obtain the kaon nucleon sigma terms. In a first phase, dedicated to the calibration and optimization of the setup, the experiment collected data on kaonic nitrogen: for the first time a complex of three transitions (7{yields}6 at 4.6 keV, 6{yields}5 at 7.6 keV and 5{yields}4 at 14 keV) was measured, and the corresponding yields obtained. The kaonic hydrogen measurement was performed for a total integrated luminosity of about 60 pb{sup -1} in the last months of the 2002 year. Data analyses are in progress, preliminary results being hereby presented, together with those on kaonic nitrogen. (orig.)

  15. First results on kaonic hydrogen from the DEAR experiment

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    The objective of DEAR (DAΦNE Exotic Atom Research) is the measurement of the Kα line shift and width, due to the strong interaction, in kaonic hydrogen and a similar measurement - the first one - in kaonic deuterium. The aim is a precision determination of the antikaon-nucleon isospin dependent scattering lengths in order to obtain the kaon nucleon sigma terms. In a first phase, dedicated to the calibration and optimization of the setup, the experiment collected data on kaonic nitrogen: for the first time a complex of three transitions (7→6 at 4.6 keV, 6→5 at 7.6 keV and 5→4 at 14 keV) was measured, and the corresponding yields obtained. The kaonic hydrogen measurement was performed for a total integrated luminosity of about 60 pb-1 in the last months of the 2002 year. Data analyses are in progress, preliminary results being hereby presented, together with those on kaonic nitrogen. (orig.)

  16. THE ECONOMICS OF THERAPY - CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES, CASH AND COMPETITION

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    Thomas, Daniel; Jacobsen, Stine Lindahl; Ledger, Alison;

    This roundtable features an international panel of music therapists exploring what happens when music therapy and business collide. Can 21st century music therapy care for clients, colleagues, cash and competitors? Thought-­‐provoking presentations will connect participants with approaches that...... in our profession alongside our culturally bio-­‐diverse practices and ecological approaches. Research (Ledger 2010) found that music therapists were uncertain about gaining support and securing funding. Our approach with commissioners may include consultative services, but what do managers and...... need help? Can we arket and advertise our services responsibly and reliably? Should music therapy students be taught basic strategies for business development and reflect on their own qualities as potential entrepreneurs? Working within a “for-­‐profit” business model makes some people uncomfortable...

  17. Honor in the Academic Profession: How Professors Want to Be Remembered by Colleagues

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    Hermanowicz, Joseph C.

    2016-01-01

    Achievement in the professions is situated relationally. Work comes to constitute contribution only by the judgments of colleagues. This is paradigmatically the case in science and scholarship, where colleagues not only sanction others but also create their legacy. Normatively, it would stand to reason that colleagues would be held in high regard;…

  18. Perceptions of healthcare professionals for colleague confidentiality. A descriptive study.

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Cooperation among nurses is related to Colleague’s Confidentiality Protection, according to Nursing Deontology and their Code of Ethics.The purpose of this study was the evaluation of nursing personnel attitudes, perceptions and behavior towards Colleague’s Confidentiality. Methodology: This study was conducted on the basis of the Master Studies in “Management of health services and crisis management” of University of Peloponnese from July till November of 2011. The sample of the study included nursing personnel of General Hospital of Sparta, of Molai and of Panarkadian Hospital of Tripolis. Based on the study of literature a questionnaire was constructed. Data consistency was tested by Cronbach α (α= 0,81. Specifically, the questionnaire reflected the attitudes and perceptions related to the behavior of the nursing staff regarding the cooperation among them and their collaboration with patients. It also included questions investigating actions made by the participants in case a colleague put in danger patient’s life or risked an infection. Finally, there were questions regarding the participants’ satisfaction from actions taken in case they made a report for a nursing error to the ward they were working. 200 questionnaires were distributed and 177 were finally answered (88.5% respone rate. For the statistical analysis the statistical program SPSS V.16 was used. Results: 9.7% of the participants were men and the rest 90,3% were women. Mean age of the sample was 36,8 years with the lowest to be 20 years old and the highest 58 years old. The majority of the participants (40% said that they had reported an error but they didn’t do it officially. The main reason for non-reporting it was because of the Colleague’s Confidentiality’s Protection. A rate of 48% of the nurses knew Nurses’ Code of Ethics and the law existence supporting it. A rate of 32.5% of the participants considered that by reporting an error, the

  19. Colleague and patient appraisal of consultant psychiatrists and the effects of patient detention on appraisal scores

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    2016-01-01

    Aims and method This paper aims to review colleague and patient feedback from the 10-year period of the operation of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' 360-degree appraisal system, specifically: (1) examine the overall distribution of ratings; (2) examine the effect of working primarily with detained patients on patient feedback, represented by forensic psychiatrists; and (3) look for a relationship between colleague and patient ratings. Results Data were analysed for 977 participating psychiatrists. Both colleagues and patients rated psychiatrists overall with high scores. Less than 1% were identified as low scorers, although there was no relationship between those identified by colleagues or patients. Colleague and patient feedback scores varied little between subspecialties including forensic consultants. Clinical implications Psychiatrists in all subspecialties obtained high scores from colleagues and staff. Working with detained patients appeared to have little effect on patient ratings.

  20. "Romeo and Juliet." A Play Packet To Accompany "Elementary, My Dear Shakespeare."

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    Intended for use by elementary school teachers as a supplement to the book, "Elementary, My Dear Shakespeare," or for use by itself to produce a Shakespeare play, this play packet contains ready-to-reproduce materials for the production of "Romeo and Juliet." Materials include: staging suggestions for scenery, props, lighting, and costumes; a…

  1. Divergent Perspectives on Language-Discordant Mobile Medical Professionals' Communication with Colleagues: An Exploratory Study

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    Gasiorek, Jessica; van de Poel, Kris

    2012-01-01

    Little is known about how language-discordant mobile medical professionals (MMPs), defined as doctors who work in foreign countries, cultures, and languages, interact with their colleagues. The number of MMPs around the world is growing, and their interactions with colleagues have direct consequences for both patients' health and their own…

  2. Collective Responsibility for Learning: Effects on Interactions between Novice Teachers and Colleagues

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    Qian, Hong; Youngs, Peter; Frank, Kenneth

    2013-01-01

    This paper uses theory from sociology of education to explore associations between mentors' and senior colleagues' perceptions of schoolwide collective responsibility and the frequency of their interactions with novice teachers. Survey data was collected from novice teachers, their mentors, and their school-based colleagues in 6 Michigan…

  3. ‘Nasty neighbours’ rather than ‘dear enemies’ in a social carnivore

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    Müller, C. A.; Manser, M B

    2007-01-01

    Territorial animals typically respond less aggressively to neighbours than to strangers. This ‘dear enemy effect’ has been explained by differing familiarity or by different threat levels posed by neighbours and strangers. In most species, both the familiarity and the threat-level hypotheses predict a stronger response to strangers than to neighbours. In contrast, the threat-level hypothesis predicts a stronger response to neighbours than to strangers in species with intense competition betwe...

  4. PREFACE: 2nd International Conference on Particle Physics in memoriam Engin Arık and her Colleagues

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    Çetin, Serkant Ali; Jenni, Peter; Erkcan Özcan, Veysi; Nefer Şenoğuz, Vedat

    2012-02-01

    The 2nd International Conference on Particle Physics in memoriam Engin Arık and her Colleagues: Fatma Şenel Boydağ, İskender Hikmet, Mustafa Fidan, Berkol Doğan and Engin Abat was held at Doğuş University, İstanbul, Turkey on 20-25 June 2011. The conference was organized jointly by the Doğuş and Boğaziçi Universities, with support from CERN and the Turkish Academy of Sciences. This was the second International Conference on Particle Physics (ICPP) organized in memory of Engin Arık and her Colleagues who lost their lives in the tragic plane accident on November 30 2007, on their way to the workshop of the Turkish Accelerator Center (TAC) Project. The first of this conference series was held on 27-31 October 2008 at Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey. The conference is intended to be repeated every two years in Istanbul as a Conference Series under the name 'ICPP-Istanbul'. Professor Engin Arık had a pioneering role in experimental particle physics in Turkey, and was an inspiring teacher to many colleagues. She led the Turkish participation in experiments at CERN such as CHARMII, SMC, CHORUS, ATLAS and CAST. One of her latest involvements was in the national project to design the Turkish Accelerator Center with the collaboration of 10 Turkish universities including Doğuş and Boğaziçi. Our dear colleagues not only participated in the TAC project but also collaborated on the ATLAS (E Arık, E Abat and B Doğan) and CAST (E Arık, F Şenel Boydağ, İ Hikmet and B Doğan) experiments. We believe that the ICPP-Istanbul conference series has been, and will always be, a way to commemorate them in a most appropriate context. The topics covered in ICPP-Istanbul-II were 'LHC Physics and Tevatron Results', 'Neutrinos and Dark Matter', 'Particle Factories' and 'Accelerator Physics and Future TeV Scale Colliders'. The main emphasis was on the recent experimental results in high-energy physics with discussions on expectations from existing or future

  5. Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part II--What Parents Should Know and Do to Ensure Extracurricular Interscholastic Sport Opportunities for Their Children with Disabilities

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    Tymeson, Garth

    2013-01-01

    The rights of all students to participate in extracurricular programs are required by current law but are often nonexistent, misunderstood, or even sometimes purposely not shared with parents. This article is addressed to parents regarding the rights of their children with disabilities to participate in extracurricular sport activities. Included…

  6. Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part V--Outdoor Pursuits as an Extracurricular Alternative for Addressing Office of Civil Rights Guidance

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    Davis, Timothy D.; Felix, Manny

    2013-01-01

    The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently clarified that schools are required to provide students with disabilities (SWD) equal opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities (U.S. Department of Education [USDE] Office for Civil Rights, 2013). Schools have flexibility to design and expand extracurricular opportunities based on existing…

  7. Dear readers

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    ZHAO Hong

    2010-01-01

    @@ April, as usual, is the prime time for Spring when the Mother Nature is at her best in resurrection of sleeping plants and hibernating animals. But the past April is special.Mother Nature wakes up roaring to life when Icelandic volcano suddenly erupted in an ash-spewing fury to bring the world most congested airspaces in Europe to a standstill.

  8. Dear readers

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2010-01-01

    April,as usual,is the prime time for Spring when the Mother Nature is at her best in resurrection of sleeping plants and hibernating animals.But the past April is special.Mother Nature wakes up roaring to life when Icelandic volcano suddenly erupted in an ash-spewing fury to bring the world most congested airspaces in Europe to a standstill.

  9. DEAR READERS

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    2006-01-01

    Maternity is a topic that most mothers and mothers-to-be are eager to discuss. Maternity practices, for some reason, are different in the East compared with the West, most likely due to cultural differences. In China, new mothers have many unique traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation. Zuo yue zi, or laying-in for one month after giving birth, is a common practice, which is believed to benefit women's health. The celebration of the baby's 100-day birth is more important than ...

  10. DEAR READERS:

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    2007-01-01

    June 1,perhaps better known as International Children s Day, has arrived again.Appropriately,this issue of Women of China is filled with stories about children—and the issues that are important to them.In one article,our reporter takes a close look at China s children s publishing industry.As in virtually every region of the world,the Harry Potter books were bestsellers in China.Given the books success,publishers have tried importing all sorts of children s stories from the West.But cultural differ...

  11. DEAR READERS

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    2006-01-01

    Since 1981, women's rights activists have come together each November 25 to protest against violence against women. In December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the UN invited governments,

  12. Dear readers

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    April is also a very busy season of the year as the 16-year old CHIC,the largest international clothing and accessories trade fair in Asia that houses well over 100,000 square meter booths,started on its new voyage in a brand new exhibition center in the northern outskirt of Beijing in late March and finished all the programs in early April."China chic,not China cheap"has once again displayed its charm and confidence in facilitating brand business in domestic market.

  13. DEAR READERS:

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    2007-01-01

    Chinese children born during the 1980s are members of a unique generation.Most of them are from single-child families, the result of the family planning policy China implemented more than 30 years ago to control its population.Therefore,the children have grown up without siblings to compete with them for attention and affection from their parents and grandparents.

  14. Dear Readers:

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2012-01-01

    A bevy of people, 20 persons to be exact, as a new selection for People of the Year for Innovations, came into spotlight in Beijing Capital Hotel yesterday (May 8,2012), an annual event organized by China Textile Magazine as directed by China National Text le and Apparel Council (CNTAC). Aside from these crowd-pullers, a release of "Guideline8 for Building China into a Textile Power (2011-2020)", a ten-year work plan to turn what is now termed as a :big textile country into what is referred to as a powerful textile country at the end of 2020, also became a blockbuster for media buzz. But its impact in both magnificence and significance on the, world playing field, though hard to measure right now, is believed to be traumatically inflicted as many international textile players are wedded to the principle that China must be kept inside the workshop to manufacture for international brands, from going out to sell its own labeled products: They do not know China struts toward high-end market rather than prowls to reach out to the highland of value chains.

  15. Dear Readers

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2012-01-01

    This month, August of the year, is seized with seasonal heat at midsummer time and with sensational fever at sport shows now in full play in London Olympic Games. The heat & fever waves have not run in rolling force to push the global economy into a much warmer climate as the recent economic data were released to show a slow growth in many big countries. US Federal Reserve was much expected to take new action to boost the economy which is now losing steam for a quick recovery, but Fed did not announce an immediate quantitative easing policy on Wednesday, August 1st at its own meeting for the simple reason that it wants to see if unemployment rate still hovers at the same disappointing level, and consumers' spending is stubbornly tepid.

  16. Dear Readers,

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2012-01-01

    In November, the world attention is hinged on China's process of power switchover on the top rung of the country as new governing members of Poliburo in Communist Party of China are to be revealed in a few days to come, a concurrent event in the same month that just witnessed an election victory of Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the final round of vote battle to result in no power change-up in the United States of America. In his victory speech, President Obama or the president-elect, reaffirmed that "I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead ."

  17. DEAR READERS:

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    Every year from May 1-7,virtually all of China takes a vacation. The weeklong holiday gives hard-working professionals and students a chance to rest.But for workers in the tourism sector,it's the busiest time of the year.

  18. DEAR READERS:

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2006-01-01

    In March, there is an important day that concerns all women throughout the world: March 8, International Women's Day. The day commemorates women's struggle for peace, equality and development. On this day, Chinese women also reflect on their gains over the years, and plan future movements. The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), the largest non-governmental women's organization in China, has, in the past year, made great efforts in

  19. DEAR READERS

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    March 8 is International Women's Day,the day when women around the world come together to reflect on their struggle for equality.The day is of special significance to Women of China,so,for the March issue,we focus on an issue that is important to all women:Work.Everybody wants a rewarding career,

  20. DEAR READERS:

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    February is a month for romance.This year,Spring Festival,China's biggest holiday,falls on February 18.The festival is a popular time for weddings,as family members and longtime friends return to their hometowns for the holiday.Valentine's Day,a day for lovers,is

  1. DEAR READERS

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    The new year brings new hope to China,including to those people who provide psychological counseling,and to the people who receive such services.This month,Women of China focuses on the development of psychology in China. In the past,most Chinese people were not familiar with psychology,and they considered it to be a mysterious

  2. The Banana Transcriptional Repressor MaDEAR1 Negatively Regulates Cell Wall-Modifying Genes Involved in Fruit Ripening.

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    Fan, Zhong-Qi; Kuang, Jian-Fei; Fu, Chang-Chun; Shan, Wei; Han, Yan-Chao; Xiao, Yun-Yi; Ye, Yu-Jie; Lu, Wang-Jin; Lakshmanan, Prakash; Duan, Xue-Wu; Chen, Jian-Ye

    2016-01-01

    Ethylene plays an essential role in many biological processes including fruit ripening via modulation of ethylene signaling pathway. Ethylene Response Factors (ERFs) are key transcription factors (TFs) involved in ethylene perception and are divided into AP2, RAV, ERF, and DREB sub-families. Although a number of studies have implicated the involvement of DREB sub-family genes in stress responses, little is known about their roles in fruit ripening. In this study, we identified a DREB TF with a EAR motif, designated as MaDEAR1, which is a nucleus-localized transcriptional repressor. Expression analysis indicated that MaDEAR1 expression was repressed by ethylene, with reduced levels of histone H3 and H4 acetylation at its regulatory regions during fruit ripening. In addition, MaDEAR1 promoter activity was also suppressed in response to ethylene treatment. More importantly, MaDEAR1 directly binds to the DRE/CRT motifs in promoters of several cell wall-modifying genes including MaEXP1/3, MaPG1, MaXTH10, MaPL3, and MaPME3 associated with fruit softening during ripening and represses their activities. These data suggest that MaDEAR1 acts as a transcriptional repressor of cell wall-modifying genes, and may be negatively involved in ethylene-mediated ripening of banana fruit. Our findings provide new insights into the involvement of DREB TFs in the regulation of fruit ripening. PMID:27462342

  3. The Banana Transcriptional Repressor MaDEAR1 Negatively Regulates Cell Wall-Modifying Genes Involved in Fruit Ripening

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    Fan, Zhong-qi; Kuang, Jian-fei; Fu, Chang-chun; Shan, Wei; Han, Yan-chao; Xiao, Yun-yi; Ye, Yu-jie; Lu, Wang-jin; Lakshmanan, Prakash; Duan, Xue-wu; Chen, Jian-ye

    2016-01-01

    Ethylene plays an essential role in many biological processes including fruit ripening via modulation of ethylene signaling pathway. Ethylene Response Factors (ERFs) are key transcription factors (TFs) involved in ethylene perception and are divided into AP2, RAV, ERF, and DREB sub-families. Although a number of studies have implicated the involvement of DREB sub-family genes in stress responses, little is known about their roles in fruit ripening. In this study, we identified a DREB TF with a EAR motif, designated as MaDEAR1, which is a nucleus-localized transcriptional repressor. Expression analysis indicated that MaDEAR1 expression was repressed by ethylene, with reduced levels of histone H3 and H4 acetylation at its regulatory regions during fruit ripening. In addition, MaDEAR1 promoter activity was also suppressed in response to ethylene treatment. More importantly, MaDEAR1 directly binds to the DRE/CRT motifs in promoters of several cell wall-modifying genes including MaEXP1/3, MaPG1, MaXTH10, MaPL3, and MaPME3 associated with fruit softening during ripening and represses their activities. These data suggest that MaDEAR1 acts as a transcriptional repressor of cell wall-modifying genes, and may be negatively involved in ethylene-mediated ripening of banana fruit. Our findings provide new insights into the involvement of DREB TFs in the regulation of fruit ripening. PMID:27462342

  4. Notes on the Path to Competence: Comments on Ridley and Colleagues' Major Contribution

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    Hatcher, Robert L.

    2011-01-01

    Focusing on the challenges of training counseling psychologists, Ridley and colleagues offer in this issue a review and critique of microskills training, the dominant training model in counseling psychology graduate programs. Recognizing the role of higher order cognitive and affective functions in expert practice, they propose a hierarchical…

  5. Some Limitations of the "H" Index: A Commentary on Ruscio and Colleagues' Analysis of Bibliometric Indices

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    Waltman, Ludo; Costas, Rodrigo; van Eck, Nees Jan

    2012-01-01

    The literature on bibliometric indices for assessing scholarly impact, in particular the "h" index (Hirsch, 2005) and its many variants, is extensive, but nevertheless Ruscio and colleagues (this issue) succeed in making a valuable contribution. They have made the effort of collecting publication and citation data for no less than 1,750…

  6. Doctoral Supervision of Colleagues: Peeling off the Veneer of Satisfaction and Competence

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    Denicolo, Pam

    2004-01-01

    The nexus of teaching, administration and research activities engaged in by academic staff in higher education means that each individual plays a multitude of roles in relation to colleagues, producing inevitable tensions. One role relationship that epitomizes this extraordinary juggling task is that of doctoral supervisor/supervisee, when both…

  7. A Multi-Island Situation Without the Ocean: Tutors' perceptions about working in isolation from colleagues

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    Ilse Fouche

    2006-01-01

    Distance education is generally seen as a very isolating experience for students, but one often forgets that it can be an equally isolating experience for teaching staff who oftentimes work in isolation from colleagues. This study examines the experiences of nine tutors at the Reading and Writing Centres of one of the 10 biggest universities in the world, Universtiy of South Africa (Unisa). The tutors work at different Regional Offices across South Africa. This study examines both quantitativ...

  8. TEFL University Instructors’ Emotional Attitudes towards Their Students, Colleagues and Workplace

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    Mahsa Hariri

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to search TEFL university instructors’ emotional attitudes towards their students, colleagues and workplace. To accomplish this aim, a group of 30 Iranian university instructors majoring in one of the four disciplines of English language were participated. The instrument used in this study, was mainly based on a questionnaire designed by Karami and Barekat (2014 in order to ask attitudes of the participants. This questionnaire consists of 56 items under 10 categories: satisfaction, dissatisfaction, interaction with colleagues, anger towards the institutional context, anger towards students, being close to students, emotions and staff, creating rapport, collaboration and general feeling towards your career. In order to analyze the data, the descriptive statistics of each category is calculated. The analysis of data from questionnaire revealed teachers’ most significant emotions in each of the 10 categories, which were mostly positive when it came to their students, and more negative in regard of their colleagues and institutional contexts. Based on the obtained results, one can draw the conclusion that EFL teachers need to talk collaboratively about their experiences and emotions.Keywords: TEFL university instructors, emotions, operationalizing, EFL context, attitude

  9. A Multi-Island Situation Without the Ocean: Tutors' perceptions about working in isolation from colleagues

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    Ilse Fouche

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Distance education is generally seen as a very isolating experience for students, but one often forgets that it can be an equally isolating experience for teaching staff who oftentimes work in isolation from colleagues. This study examines the experiences of nine tutors at the Reading and Writing Centres of one of the 10 biggest universities in the world, Universtiy of South Africa (Unisa. The tutors work at different Regional Offices across South Africa. This study examines both quantitative data (closed-ended questions and qualitative data (open-ended questions obtained from questionnaires. This study seeks to determine to what extent administrative support, professional development support, and colleague support influence tutors’ feelings of isolation. This paper takes the position that if feelings of isolation are curbed, staff retention will be improved, which means that the university can retain valuable experience. Findings show that contact with and collaboration between and among colleagues significantly decrease feelings of isolation. Other important methods of curbing isolation are regular training and continuous administrative support.

  10. Associations between personal exposures to VOCs and alterations in cardiovascular physiology: Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) - presentation

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    Introduction: An adult cohort consisting of 63 participants engaged in the US EPA’s recent Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) and a University of Michigan cardiovascular sub-study conducted during summer and winter periods over 3 years between 2004 and 2007...

  11. Associations between Personal Exposures to VOCs and Alterations in Cardiovascular Physiology: Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS)

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    Background: An adult cohort consisting of 63 participants engaged in the US EPA’s recent Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) and a University of Michigan cardiovascular sub-study conducted during summer and winter periods over 3 years between 2004 and 2007 (5 seas...

  12. Colleagues as Change Agents: How Department Networks and Opinion Leaders Influence Teaching at a Single Research University

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    Andrews, T. C.; Conaway, E. P.; Zhao, J; Dolan, E. L.

    2016-01-01

    This study investigates colleague–colleague relationships within life sciences departments and how they may promote teaching reform. The authors found that discipline-based education researchers are perceived as promoting changes among colleagues in views about teaching and teaching practices. Other faculty may also be leveraged to support change.

  13. Facebook addiction: concerns, criticism, and recommendations--a response to Andreassen and colleagues.

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    Griffiths, Mark D

    2012-04-01

    This paper provides a brief critique of the Facebook addiction research field in relation to the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale developed by Andreaessen and colleagues (2012). Just like the term "Internet addiction," the term "Facebook addiction" may already be obsolete because there are many activities that a person can engage in on the Facebook website (e.g., messaging friends, playing games like Farmville, and gambling). What is needed is a new psychometric scale examining potential addiction to a particular online application (i.e., social networking) rather than activity on a particular website (i.e., Facebook). PMID:22662405

  14. [Colleagues of Prof. J. Thomayer as in his notices from 1905-1918].

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    Hlavácková, Ludmila

    2011-01-01

    There are 10 dairy pocket books in the inheritance of the professor of the internal medicine Josef Thomayer in the Literary archives of the Memorial of National Literature. From the point of view of the history of medicine they have not been used yet. Except of memories concerning his colleagues there are also some events mentioned that had upset Thomayer--the conflict with the pathologist Hlava concerning the cause of the death of J. Hlávka, the conflict with the surgeon Kukula concerning the way of treatment of the appendix. PMID:21560458

  15. Global challenges keynote address in memoriam to colleagues lost in the Malaysia airlines 17 crash

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    Hankins, Catherine A.

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Six colleagues working in the HIV field were killed when their flight en route to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over the Ukraine. This report is drawn from the in memoriam keynote opening address given at the 12th International AIDS Impact conference in Amsterdam in 2015. It highlights their tangible and valued roles in the HIV response and looks forward to the road ahead. It describes the ways in which we can build on their legacy to address current global challenges in HIV prevention and treatment and to mobilise the intensified, focused resources that are needed to turn the HIV epidemic on its head. PMID:26963879

  16. DEAR1 is a dominant regulator of acinar morphogenesis and an independent predictor of local recurrence-free survival in early-onset breast cancer.

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    Steven T Lott

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Breast cancer in young women tends to have a natural history of aggressive disease for which rates of recurrence are higher than in breast cancers detected later in life. Little is known about the genetic pathways that underlie early-onset breast cancer. Here we report the discovery of DEAR1 (ductal epithelium-associated RING Chromosome 1, a novel gene encoding a member of the TRIM (tripartite motif subfamily of RING finger proteins, and provide evidence for its role as a dominant regulator of acinar morphogenesis in the mammary gland and as an independent predictor of local recurrence-free survival in early-onset breast cancer. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Suppression subtractive hybridization identified DEAR1 as a novel gene mapping to a region of high-frequency loss of heterozygosity (LOH in a number of histologically diverse human cancers within Chromosome 1p35.1. In the breast epithelium, DEAR1 expression is limited to the ductal and glandular epithelium and is down-regulated in transition to ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS, an early histologic stage in breast tumorigenesis. DEAR1 missense mutations and homozygous deletion (HD were discovered in breast cancer cell lines and tumor samples. Introduction of the DEAR1 wild type and not the missense mutant alleles to complement a mutation in a breast cancer cell line, derived from a 36-year-old female with invasive breast cancer, initiated acinar morphogenesis in three-dimensional (3D basement membrane culture and restored tissue architecture reminiscent of normal acinar structures in the mammary gland in vivo. Stable knockdown of DEAR1 in immortalized human mammary epithelial cells (HMECs recapitulated the growth in 3D culture of breast cancer cell lines containing mutated DEAR1, in that shDEAR1 clones demonstrated disruption of tissue architecture, loss of apical basal polarity, diffuse apoptosis, and failure of lumen formation. Furthermore, immunohistochemical staining of a tissue

  17. Changing the p53 master regulatory network: ELEMENTary, my dear Mr Watson.

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    Menendez, D; Inga, A; Jordan, J J; Resnick, M A

    2007-04-01

    The p53 master regulatory network provides for the stress-responsive direct control of a vast number of genes in humans that can be grouped into several biological categories including cell-cycle control, apoptosis and DNA repair. Similar to other sequence-specific master regulators, there is a matrix of key components, which provide for variation within the p53 master regulatory network that include p53 itself, target response element sequences (REs) that provide for p53 regulation of target genes, chromatin, accessory proteins and transcription machinery. Changes in any of these can impact the expression of individual genes, groups of genes and the eventual biological responses. The many REs represent the core of the master regulatory network. Since defects or altered expression of p53 are associated with over 50% of all cancers and greater than 90% of p53 mutations are in the sequence-specific DNA-binding domain, it is important to understand the relationship between wild-type or mutant p53 proteins and the target response elements. In the words of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes, it is 'Elementary, my dear Mr. Watson'. PMID:17401428

  18. Relevance of a "Dear Doctor letter" to alert healthcare providers to new recommendations for vitamin D administration

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    Théophile, Hélène; Miremont-Salamé, Ghada; Robinson, Philip; Moore, Nicholas; Bégaud, Bernard; Haramburu, Françoise

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Purpose After reports of malaise in infants immediately after the oral administration of two brands of vitamin D solutions, a ?Dear Doctor letter? (DDL) containing recommendations for the administration of vitamin D was sent to all French paediatricians and pharmacies and a large number of French general practitioners (GPs) with a predominantly paediatric practice. The DDL and a press release were published on the French Medicines Agency website ...

  19. [Medical behavior (deontology) towards our students, our colleagues, our patients and the society].

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    Grammaticos, Philip C

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we try to describe the importance of a dignified behavior of the physician to his students, colleagues, patients and the society. We come to the conclusion that even if the other party is not showing the best of behavior, the physician has not only the responsibility and the duty but it is very much for his own interest to show a dignified and useful behavior to others. This is the main route for having a good reputation which will help him better exercise his medical duties and offer him personal happiness. Jeremy Bentham, an English judge and philosopher formed the Greek word deontology to mean correct behavior stating that this behavior is morally useful and a source of pleasure. The codes of Hammurabi, of the Indian Ayr Veda, of the Egyptians, the teaching of Aristotle, Hippocrates and others also describe medical deontology. PMID:22087464

  20. Interdisciplinary Collaboration amongst Colleagues and between Initiatives with the Magnetics Information Consortium (MagIC) Database

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    Minnett, R.; Koppers, A. A. P.; Jarboe, N.; Tauxe, L.; Constable, C.; Jonestrask, L.; Shaar, R.

    2014-12-01

    Earth science grand challenges often require interdisciplinary and geographically distributed scientific collaboration to make significant progress. However, this organic collaboration between researchers, educators, and students only flourishes with the reduction or elimination of technological barriers. The Magnetics Information Consortium (http://earthref.org/MagIC/) is a grass-roots cyberinfrastructure effort envisioned by the geo-, paleo-, and rock magnetic scientific community to archive their wealth of peer-reviewed raw data and interpretations from studies on natural and synthetic samples. MagIC is dedicated to facilitating scientific progress towards several highly multidisciplinary grand challenges and the MagIC Database team is currently beta testing a new MagIC Search Interface and API designed to be flexible enough for the incorporation of large heterogeneous datasets and for horizontal scalability to tens of millions of records and hundreds of requests per second. In an effort to reduce the barriers to effective collaboration, the search interface includes a simplified data model and upload procedure, support for online editing of datasets amongst team members, commenting by reviewers and colleagues, and automated contribution workflows and data retrieval through the API. This web application has been designed to generalize to other databases in MagIC's umbrella website (EarthRef.org) so the Geochemical Earth Reference Model (http://earthref.org/GERM/) portal, Seamount Biogeosciences Network (http://earthref.org/SBN/), EarthRef Digital Archive (http://earthref.org/ERDA/) and EarthRef Reference Database (http://earthref.org/ERR/) will benefit from its development.

  1. To Dominate or to Engage: Developing the Right Relationship with a Non-Asianist Colleague

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Since the mid-2000s, the Carthage College curriculum has included an interdisciplinary requirement called the “Carthage Symposium,” which students fulfill through a team-taught class. Some of these classes have been trips to Asia in which an Asian specialist has traveled and taught with a non-Asianist colleague. In my case, I have teamed up with a biologist and offered a trip course that examines the geography and biology of China as a Carthage Symposium; at the same time this course is also counted towards the “Global Heritage” requirement because of its area concentration. The course has been designed to carry the main theme of regional variation in human environment interaction, as reflected through climate, topography, food preferences, landscape, and cultural and economic activities. So far the course has been offered twice with different itineraries: In January 2008, we traveled with 14 students to Beijing, Harbin, Yunnan (Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang, and the Shanghai region (Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Wuzhen, primarily with a focus on North-South contrast. In January 2009, we visited with 18 students Beijing, Guangxi (Guilin, Yangshuo, Hainan (Sanya, and the Shanghai region (Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Suzhou, adding the East-West divide. A summer 2011 trip following a northern route along the Chinese silk road (Beijing-Xi’an-Dunhuang-Urumqi and a January 2012 trip following a southern route looking at contemporary China and its open door policy (Shanghai-Shenzhen-Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macao are already in the planning phase.

  2. Self-Service Computerized Bibliographic Retrieval: A Comparison of Colleague and PaperChase, Programs That Search the MEDLINE Database

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    Porter, Douglas; Wigton, Robert S.; Reidelbach, Marie A.; Bleich, Howard L.; Slack, Warner V.

    1988-01-01

    Colleague and PaperChase are the two most widely used computer systems designed for clinicians and scientists who wish to search the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE data base of biomedical references. The present study compares the performance of these two systems.

  3. Dear white boss. Do you remember that first management-team offsite.

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    Caver, Keith A; Livers, Ancella B

    2002-11-01

    It's easy for white managers to assume that their colleagues of color face the same basic challenges they do. On one level that's true--the work itself is the same. But on another level, African-American managers often contend with an atmosphere of tension, instability, and distrust that can be so frustrating they lose the desire to contribute fully. Their white bosses and coworkers are simply unaware of the "miasma" and are often puzzled when African-Americans quit apparently for no reason or seemingly overreact to a minor incident. This portrayal of what it's like to be different in the workplace takes the form of a fictional letter from a black manager to a white boss. The letter, based on interviews and surveys the authors conducted with hundreds of mid- to senior-level African-American managers, is not about the lack of role models or mentors of color or any of the other barriers that limit opportunities for blacks in corporate America. Instead, the letter sheds light on the realities that lurk below the surface for black managers--the feeling that they leave some part of their identities at home and the sometimes subtle and often systemic racial biases that inhibit and alienate African-Americans. "Differences really do matter, although they may matter in ways you probably didn't expect. One of the big ways they matter is that race is always with us," the letter writer observes. "As a friend of mine said recently, 'I don't think a day goes by that I'm not reminded that I'm black.'" The letter may not apply to every leader, black or white, or to every organization, but the issues are more widespread than corporate America cares to acknowledge. It should be required reading for all white executives who don't want talent to slip through their fingers. PMID:12422791

  4. Task conflict handling styles between colleagues with bad personal relationship : The effect of relationship conflict on task conflict

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    Wang, Huang; Nasr, Youwakim

    2011-01-01

    Interpersonal conflict is a research topic increasingly gaining importance in project management. The purpose of this exploratory study was to find out how relationship conflict affects task conflict in projects. The research investigated the styles individuals prefer to handle task conflict with colleagues in bad personal relationship. The influence of four personal characteristic variables (Gender, Age, Work experience and Culture background) on the choice of conflict handling styles were e...

  5. We're All in New Territory Now: A Multigenerational Look at Using Facebook to Support Colleagues.

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    Belcik, Kim D

    2016-07-01

    Facebook can be used by nurse educators to share their own successes and vulnerabilities, as well as to support and encourage colleagues virtually and instantaneously, and is often influenced by their generation. This article shares examples drawn from my own experience and gives nurse educators suggestions on how to use Facebook to make positive comments of support. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2016;47(7):302-305. PMID:27351261

  6. Colleagues as Change Agents: How Department Networks and Opinion Leaders Influence Teaching at a Single Research University.

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    Andrews, T C; Conaway, E P; Zhao, J; Dolan, E L

    2016-01-01

    Relationships with colleagues have the potential to be a source of support for faculty to make meaningful change in how they teach, but the impact of these relationships is poorly understood. We used a mixed-methods approach to investigate the characteristics of faculty who provide colleagues with teaching resources and facilitate change in teaching, how faculty influence one another. Our exploratory investigation was informed by social network theory and research on the impact of opinion leaders within organizations. We used surveys and interviews to examine collegial interactions about undergraduate teaching in life sciences departments at one research university. Each department included discipline-based education researchers (DBERs). Quantitative and qualitative analyses indicate that DBERs promote changes in teaching to a greater degree than other departmental colleagues. The influence of DBERs derives, at least partly, from a perception that they have unique professional expertise in education. DBERs facilitated change through coteaching, offering ready and approachable access to education research, and providing teaching training and mentoring. Faculty who had participated in a team based-teaching professional development program were also credited with providing more support for teaching than nonparticipants. Further research will be necessary to determine whether these results generalize beyond the studied institution. PMID:27174582

  7. Teaching skeletal muscle adaptations to aerobic exercise using an American Physiological Society classic paper by Dr. Philip Gollnick and colleagues.

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    Brown, Gregory A

    2006-09-01

    The use of primary research in the classroom enhances the critical thinking abilities of students. The present article describes a strategy for using the American Physiological Society classic paper "Enzyme activity and fiber composition in skeletal muscle of untrained and trained men" by Dr. Philip D. Gollnick and colleagues to enhance the students' ability to understand research, increase their knowledge of the adaptations to exercise, and learn computer skills in data analysis and presentation. By having students read, study, prepare graphs, and discuss the data from a classic paper, they gain an improved understanding of the factors that influence aerobic exercise ability. This study is especially useful for illuminating the exercise-specific differences in bioenergetic enzymes, muscle fiber type, and fitness characteristics that exist between untrained and trained individuals. PMID:16912145

  8. Dear Maria Montessori

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    Greene, Paula K.

    2005-01-01

    Responding to Montessori's work, the author penned this letter, which teachers should find valuable for their own practice and reflection. Sections of the response include: (1) The Key for Me; (2) Observe: Freedom of Choice; (3) Observe: The Method; and (4) And Yet. A "Montessori Timeline" is also included.

  9. Filamentary, my dear Watson

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    Lakhtakia, Akhlesh

    2014-01-01

    Developments that took place in the area of sculptured--thin--film technology after {\\em Bianisotropics '98\\/} are reviewed here. Devices addressed include: optical filters of various kinds, laser mirrors, gas--concentration sensors, optical interconnects, interlayer dielectrics, and biosensors. Pulse bleeding is related to the circular Bragg phenomenon in chiral sculptured thin films. Acoustic research is also identified.

  10. [Elementary, my dear Watson].

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    Rimar, Yossi

    2003-11-01

    Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective who never lived, draws a great amount of influence from the medical world. Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes creator and the author of his many adventures, was a physician, before devoting himself to writing. Doyle was fascinated with the incredible abilities of his legendary teacher, Dr. Joseph Bell, to draw conclusions based on apparently minor unimportant details. At a later stage, Doyle admitted that Sherlock Holmes' character was based upon Joseph Bell way of practicing medicine. Sherlock Holmes' adventures are paved with medical descriptions of various illnesses. This article reviews the connection between the author, the detective and the medical world. PMID:14631915

  11. Dear CERN Computing Community,

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    This is to remind you that LXPLUS6 cluster will be switched off on: Friday May 30th 2003 12:00 CET Please start using lxplus.cern.ch now to avoid unnecessary problems at the last minute. Note especially, that telnet and ftp to lxplus.cern.ch are not provided and will not work, instead secure protocols such as ssh and sftp should be used. Also LINUX6 resources in LXBATCH will no longer be available from the same date - Friday May 30th 2003 8:00 CET. See: http://cern.ch/plus/issues.html for other know issues. Vladimir Bahyl CERN/IT/FIO/FS

  12. Dear CERN Computing Community,

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    This is to remind you that LXPLUS6 cluster will be switched off on: Friday May 30th 2003 12:00 CETPlease start using lxplus.cern.ch now to avoid unnecessary problems at the last minute. Note especially, that telnet and ftp to lxplus.cern.ch are not provided and will not work, instead secure protocols such as ssh and sftp should be used. Also LINUX6 resources in LXBATCH will no longer be available from the same date - Friday May 30th 2003 8:00 CET. See: http://cern.ch/plus/issues.html for other know issues. Vladimir Bahyl CERN/IT/FIO/FS

  13. Knowledge of HBV and HCV and individuals' attitudes toward HBV- and HCV-infected colleagues: a national cross-sectional study among a working population in Japan.

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    Full Text Available Prejudice and discrimination in the workplace regarding the risk of transmission of Hepatitis B virus (HBV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV are increased by excess concerns due to a lack of relevant knowledge. Education to increase knowledge about HBV and HCV and their prevention could be the first step to reduce prejudice and discrimination. This study aimed to determine the association between the level of knowledge and negative attitudes toward HBV- and HCV-infected colleagues among the Japanese working population. An online anonymous nationwide survey involving about 3,000 individuals was conducted in Japan. The questionnaire consisted of knowledge of HBV and HCV, and attitudes toward HBV- and HCV-infected colleagues in the workplace. Knowledge was divided into three categories: "ensuring daily activities not to be infected"; "risk of infection"; and "characteristics of HBV/HCV hepatitis", based on the result of factor analysis. Multiple logistic regression analysis was applied. A total of 3,129 persons responded to the survey: 36.0% reported they worried about the possibility of transmission of HBV and HCV from infected colleagues; 32.1% avoided contact with infected colleagues; and 23.7% had prejudiced opinions about HBV and HCV infection. The participants were classified into tertiles. A higher level of knowledge of HBV and HCV was significantly associated with these three negative attitudes (P for trend < 0.005. This study suggests that increasing knowledge may decrease individuals' negative attitudes towards HBV- and HCV-infected colleagues. Thus, we should promote increased knowledge of HBV and HCV in stages to reduce negative attitudes toward HBV- and HCV-infected colleagues.

  14. Risk of Pre-and Post-Operative Delirium and the Delirium Elderly At Risk (DEAR) Tool in Hip Fracture Patients

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    Freter, Susan; Dunbar, Michael; Koller, Katalin; MacKnight, Chris; Rockwood, Kenneth

    2015-01-01

    Background and Purpose Delirium is common after hip fracture. Previous work has shown that a simple delirium risk factor tool, the Delirium Elderly At Risk instrument (DEAR), has a high inter-rater reliability in this population. Little research has looked at the ability of risk factor screening tools to identify patients at high risk of pre-operative delirium. This study investigates the ability of the DEAR to identify patients at high risk of pre-operative delirium, as well as reporting its performance in a post-operative validation sample. Associations between delirium risk factors and pre-operative delirium are explored. Methods This prospective cohort study took place on an orthopedic in-patient service at a University-affiliated tertiary care hospital. Patients aged 65 and older who were admitted for surgical repair of hip fracture (N = 283) were assessed pre-operatively for 5 delirium risk factors (cognitive impairment, sensory impairment, functional dependence, substance use, age) using the DEAR. Patients were assessed for delirium using the Mini-Mental State Examination and the Confusion Assessment Method pre-operatively and on post-operative days 1, 3 and 5. Characteristics of patients who developed delirium were compared with the characteristics of those who did not. Results Delirium was present in 58% (95% CI = 52–63%) of patients pre-operatively and 42% (95% CI = 36–48%) post-operatively. Individually, sensory impairment (χ2 = 21.7, p = .0001), functional dependence (χ2 = 24.1, p = .0001), cognitive impairment (χ2 = 55.5, p = .0001) and substance use (χ2 = 7.5, p = .007) were significantly associated with pre-operative delirium, as was wait-time for surgery (t = 3.1, p = .003) and length of stay (t = 2.8, p =.03). In multivariate modeling, the strongest association with pre-operative delirium was cognitive impairment. Conclusions The DEAR, a simple, delirium risk factor screening tool, can be used to identify hip fracture patients at risk of

  15. "I couldn't do this with opposition from my colleagues": A qualitative study of physicians' experiences as clinical tutors

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Clinical contact in the early curriculum and workplace learning with active tutorship are important parts of modern medical education. In a previously published study, we found that medical students' tutors experienced a heavier workload, less reasonable demands and less encouragement, than students. The aim of this interview study was to further illuminate physicians' experiences as clinical tutors. Methods Twelve tutors in the Early Professional Contact course were interviewed. In the explorative interviews, they were asked to reflect upon their experiences of working as tutors in this course. Systematic text condensation was used as the analysis method. Results In the analysis, five main themes of physicians' experiences as clinical tutors in the medical education emerged: (a Pleasure and stimulation. Informants appreciated tutorship and meeting both students and fellow tutors, (b Disappointment and stagnation. Occasionally, tutors were frustrated and expressed negative feelings, (c Demands and duty. Informants articulated an ambition to give students their best; a desire to provide better medical education but also a duty to meet demands of the course management, (d Impact of workplace relations. Tutoring was made easier when the clinic's management provided active support and colleagues accepted students at the clinic, and (e Multitasking difficulties. Combining several duties with those of a tutorship was often reported as difficult. Conclusions It is important that tutors' tasks are given adequate time, support and preparation. Accordingly, it appears highly important to avoid multitasking and too heavy a workload among tutors in order to facilitate tutoring. A crucial factor is acceptance and active organizational support from the clinic's management. This implies that tutoring by workplace learning in medical education should play an integrated and accepted role in the healthcare system.

  16. Teacher's Influence Scale from Their Colleagues and Principals: Its Relation with School Performance in Public Schools of the Albanian Educational System

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    Nathanaili, Valbona

    2016-01-01

    This article aims to evaluate the relation between school performance and the Teacher's Influence Scale on certain issues from their colleagues and principals in the public educational system of Albania. For this purpose, a questionnaire was used. The sample consisted of 428 teachers, teaching at 20 public schools in the pre-university educational…

  17. New Evidence of Cerebellar and Brainstem Hypoplasia in Autistic Infants, Children and Adolescents: The MR Imaging Study by Hashimoto and Colleagues.

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    1995-01-01

    In a study by Toshiaki Hashimoto and colleagues (EC 611 142), 10 infants with developmental delay, poor eye contact, and poor facial expression underwent magnetic resonance brain imaging and were later diagnosed with autism. This offered direct evidence of abnormality of the cerebellar vermis and the brainstem at the beginning stages of behavioral…

  18. Teacher’s Influence Scale from their Colleagues and Principals: Its Relation with School Performance in Public Schools of the Albanian Educational System

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    Valbona Nathanaili

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to evaluate the relation between school performance and the Teacher’s Influence Scale on certain issues from their colleagues and principals in the public educational system of Albania. For this purpose, a questionnaire was used. The sample consisted of 428 teachers, teaching at 20 public schools in the pre-university educational system in Albania who filled in self-report questionnaires with six items. The schools were chosen based on performance criteria, with higher and lower performance based on the Educational Directory of each city: Tirana, Kamëz, Elbasan and Shkodra. One of the conclusions is that teacher’s influence by their colleagues is very low, (M=2.5197, as is teacher’s influence by their principals (M=2.1789; but teachers are slightly more influenced by their colleagues. The school performance, in the case of Albanian public schools, is related very weak with the scale of teachers’ influence. However, this relation is slightly higher in schools with lower performance. Furthermore, the school performance is overall more than the collective efforts of teacher and principals and involves the background of the school community.

  19. 23rd April 2008 - Nobel Prize in Physics 1987 J. G. Bednorz visiting the LHC tunnel at Point 1 with IBM Zurich Research Laboratory colleagues guided by L. Bottura, N. Catalan Lasheras and Y. Papaphilippou.

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    2008-01-01

    23rd April 2008 - Nobel Prize in Physics 1987 J. G. Bednorz visiting the LHC tunnel at Point 1 with IBM Zurich Research Laboratory colleagues guided by L. Bottura, N. Catalan Lasheras and Y. Papaphilippou.

  20. Do colleagues influence our lifestyle

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    Quist, Helle Gram; Christensen, Ulla; Carneiro, Isabella Gomes;

    2014-01-01

    physical activity). Further, we examined whether health behaviours of the respondents at group level predicted lifestyle changes. METHODS: In a prospective cohort (n=4730), employees from 250 workgroups in the Danish eldercare sector answered questionnaires at baseline (2005) and follow-up (2006......). Multilevel regression models were used to examine the effect of workgroups. RESULTS: Workgroups accounted for 6.49% of the variation in smoking status, 6.56% of amount smoked and 2.62% of the variation in current BMI. We found no significant workgroup clustering in physical activity or lifestyle changes...... workgroups. Future health promotion programmes at worksites should recognize the potential clustering of lifestyle behaviours within workgroups....

  1. Communication with patients and colleagues

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    Nørgaard, Birgitte

    2011-01-01

    care staff and patients. So, knowing that patient-centred communication and good inter-collegial communication is for the benefit of both health professionals and patients, the relevance of improving health care professionals' communication skills and investigating the effect on both professionals and......Although patient-centred communication has provided a focus point in health care for many years, patient surveys continuously reveal serious communication problems as experienced by patients, due to poor communication. Likewise, poor inter-collegial communication can cause problems for both health...

  2. Medical Deontology towards medical students, our colleagues and our patients. About meetings, medical journals, candidacy for higher posts and the "silent" society.

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    Grammaticos, Philip C

    2014-01-01

    Unfortunately, today very few care about medical deontology-ethics that is about how to behave and respect others when we exercise our medical duties. Perhaps we do not show our real care and kind leadership to our students. We do not very much respect our medical colleagues. We are often tired to spend much time examining patients. We attend medical meetings for pleasure or because our expenses are covered by pharmaceutical firms. We write unimportant papers in order to have a rich curriculum. We consider the Impact Factor of a journal as awarded only to underline the importance of a letter to the Editor we publish in a prestigious journal. We refrain from useful research. We are not always truthful in publishing the results of our research. Many such examples are included in this paper. Overall, we go for a financial success disregarding the "old" Hippocratic ideas and oath. We are supposed to seak for life-happiness. Instead, we feel guilty, inconvenient as to our social behaviour and unhappy. "The Lancet" mentioned long ago (1969) a phrase by John Keats: "Truth is beauty...this only exists on Earth and this is what we need to know". PMID:24701596

  3. On the Compare of the Erotic Narrationin Decadent City and The White Dear Plain%《废都》和《白鹿原》的情欲叙事比较

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    曾颂勇

    2013-01-01

    《废都》和《白鹿原》是上世纪90年代两部非常重要的长篇小说,两者在情欲叙事上表现出明显的不同。《废都》的情欲叙事流于直白化,感官化,粗俗化;《白鹿原》的情欲叙事蕴蓄着浓厚的文化意味和道德评判,富于选择性和审美性。后者为情欲叙事提供了借鉴。%Decadent City and The White Dear Plain are the most novels in the 80th of the 20th century . The two novels present very differently in the erotic narration .The erotic narration in Decadent City is straightforward , sensitive and vulgar .On the other hand , The erotic narration in The White Dear Plain Contains dense culture and moral ,it is selective and aesthetic .The latter sets examples for the erotic narration .

  4. 同事信任对员工建言行为影响的作用机制研究%Research on the Effects of Colleague Trust on Employees' Voice Behavior

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    孙健敏; 尹奎; 李秀凤

    2015-01-01

    以428名员工为被试,探讨同事信任对员工建言行为影响的过程机制与边界条件. 研究表明:( 1 )同事信任对抑制性建言、促进性建言有显著正向影响,且预测力没有显著差异;(2)职场友谊对抑制性建言、促进性建言均有显著正向影响,且对促进性建言的预测力更强;(3)职场友谊在同事信任与抑制性建言、促进性建言关系中具有部分中介作用;(4)性别正向调节了"同事信任-职场友谊-促进性建言"的后半径.%This paper examines the process of colleague trust's effect on employees' voice behavior, and boundary conditions, based on 428 employees data. Results show that,firstly, colleague trust positively affects employees' prohibitive and promo-tive voice behavior indifferently;secondly, workplace friendship has a positive effect on prohibitive and promotive voice be-havior, especially the later one; thirdly, workplace friendship mediates the relationship between colleague trust and voice behavior, and the mediation effect is larger for promotive voice behavior; in the end, gender moderates the later radius of the path of colleague trust-workplace friendship-promotive voice behavior.

  5. "Prompt and Equitable" Explained: How to Craft a Title IX Compliant Sexual Harassment Policy and Why It Matters

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    Block, Jason A.

    2012-01-01

    An April 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter issued by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights provided new guidance related to Title IX and the civil rights violation inherent in sexual harassment cases. Using the "Dear Colleague" letter as a guide, this article will provide best practice suggestions to remedy gender discrimination…

  6. The Adaptive Thermal Comfort model may not always predict thermal effects on performance

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    Wyon, David Peter; Wargocki, Pawel

    2014-01-01

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Progress in thermal comfort research over the last twenty years," by R.J. de Dear and colleagues.......A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Progress in thermal comfort research over the last twenty years," by R.J. de Dear and colleagues....

  7. On Unhealthy Psychological Problems Among Colleagues at Work From the Prospective of Employee Management%员工管理视域下职场不健康心理探析

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    张月

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, the psychological research on all kinds of employees is growing vigorously,while it not enough to pay attention to the psychological problems on the employees’envy in workplace.This paper analyzes the concept and the cause of ineluctable envy among colleagues in workplace and its aftereffect on the organization, with the corresponding countermeasures to the problem of envy proposed.%近年来,关于员工各种心理的研究进行得如火如荼,而员工的职场妒忌心理却并未引起足够的重视。本文就职场妒忌的概念、成因及其对组织的影响后果进行了一定的分析,并提出了相应的职场妒忌应对策略。

  8. The University English Lecturer: Colleague or Commodity

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    Carney, Karen Louise

    2013-01-01

    Consumer demands and annual budgetary inconsistencies have caused today's postsecondary academic landscape to continuously shift and change. Challenges to remain competitive or simply survive impact postsecondary institutions at their most fundamental level: those who are teaching the core curricula. Within the discipline of English,…

  9. Our dear boson – and so what?

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    2012-01-01

    A long-sought particle finally found. On Wednesday 4 July, enthusiasm spread from CERN to the worldwide media. But a question legitimately arises: why is this particle attracting so much interest? In other words, how is it different from all the others? (And, by the way, what is a boson?).   CERN, 4 July 2012: a long-sought particle finally found. Strictly speaking, we cannot even call it the “Higgs” boson yet. Only after careful checking of its properties will physicists be able to say if the new boson corresponds to the particle that theorists predicted in 1964. However, the experimental data we have so far already tells us, unambiguously, that this new particle is different from all the other elementary particles we know. “Every particle is either a boson or a fermion,” explains John Ellis, former CERN theorist and currently professor at King's College in London. “All known particles spin like small tops, with the known bosons tha...

  10. Goodbye, dear friend, thank you for everything

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    It is with great emotion and an intense sadness that we inform you that Philippe Defert, Vice-President of the Staff Association, passed away on Wednesday 11th of September following a struggle with a severe illness. Ever since Philippe joined CERN in 1987 he has been an active member of the Staff Association and a staff delegate since 1992. He will be sadly missed. A more detailed tribute will be published in the next issue of Echo.   

  11. "Dear Professor: I Hate You"--Anonymous

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    Bartlett, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    Flip through a stack of anonymous student evaluations of professors and the mild comments, even the compliments, tend to blend together. But often, hidden among them, is a dagger. Then there are the out-and-out insults. Students' comments can be more than simply mean. Sometimes student comments aren't cruel, just weird. In this article, some…

  12. "Mu Armas..." = "My Dear..." / Hedi Rosma

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    Rosma, Hedi, 1983-

    2016-01-01

    Ringkäik Tallinna Kunstihoones Marge Monko kuraatorinäitusel "Kõik kirjad on armastuskirjad", kus kunstnikud Eestist, Belgiast, Iirimaalt, Saksamaalt ja Singapurist uurivad, mis on saanud romantilisest kirest ihade kiire rahuldamise ajastul. Eestit esindavad Anna-Stina Treumund, Anu Põder, Minna Hint ja Johnson & Johnson

  13. Dengue Preceding Diabetic Ketoacidosis Dear Editor;

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    Viroj Wiwanitkit

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA is an important hyperglycemic complication of diabetes mellitus. Infection is confirmed as an important underlying etiology of DKA. Here, the author presents an interesting case of dengue preceding DKA. The case is a 61-year-old female presenting to the physician with the complaint of high fever without relief by self-prescription of acetaminophen. She had an underlying disease, diabetes mellitus (DM. Her body temperature was 39.4 degrees Celsius and her complete blood count showed an important finding: thrombocytopenia (platelet count = 85.000. The serological test was done and the diagnosis of dengue hemorrhagic fever was finally confirmed. This case was treated by standard fluid replacement therapy (normal saline regimen. On day 3, the patient developed new symptoms, frequent urination (more than 3 times in an hour, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and rapid breathing. Complete blood count was done but platelet count was within normal limit at this time. However, the urinalysis showed many positive findings, sugar 4+ and ketone 3+. Her additional blood chemistry results showed a blood glucose level of 454 mg/dL and positive serum ketone. The patient was finally diagnosed to have DKA and endocrinologists were consulted for the management. Of interest, this is a simple case of DKA but the interesting issue is the underlying condition leading to DKA in this patient. Although there are many reports confirming that infection can induce DKA, this is the first reported case of dengue preceding DKA. Indeed, there is a previous report from Thailand on a female patient presented to the physician with concurrent DKA and dengue infection (1. However, DM had not previously been diagnosed in the present case. The dengue infection is common in the tropical world and DM is also the important emerging health problem in this area. Some reports note that DM can be an aggravating factor in the development of dengue shock (2,3. There is an interesting report stating that patients suffering from dengue fever should be cautioned for development of diabetes in future (4”. However, dengue has rarely been mentioned as a risk factor in the development of DKA. Based on the present situation that DM is a very common problem, testing blood glucose during the management of dengue infection is useful (4. The concern on the diabetic complications such as DKA should also be kept in mind in the treatment of patients suffering from dengue. Moreover, it should be noted that not only bacterial but also viral infections (such as dengue, herpes, etc. can induce DKA (1,5. The good example is a previous report on herpes simplex virus infection inducing DKA (5.

  14. Asking for work adjustments or initiating behavioural changes - what makes a 'problematic co-worker' score Brownie points? An experimental study on the reactions towards colleagues with a personality disorder.

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    Muschalla, Beate; Fay, Doris; Seemann, Anne

    2016-10-01

    People with mental disorders, especially personality disorders, often face low acceptance at work. This is particularly problematic when returning to work after sick leave, because it impedes reintegration into the former workplace. This study explores colleagues' reactions towards a problematic worker dependent on the returning person's reintegration strategy: The returning person undertaking changes in their behaviour is compared with the person requesting adjustments of the workplace. In an experimental study, 188 employed persons read one of four vignettes that described a return-to-work-situation of a problematic co-worker. Across all vignettes, the co-worker was depicted as having previously caused problems in the work team. In the first vignette, the co-worker did not change anything (control condition) when she returned to work; in the second, she asked for workplace adjustments; in the third vignette she initiated efforts to change her own behaviour; and the fourth vignette combined both workplace adjustments and behavioural change. Study participants were asked for their reactions towards the problematic co-worker. Vignettes that included a behavioural change evoked more positive reactions towards the co-worker than vignettes without any behavioural change. Asking for workplace adjustments alone did not yield more positive reactions compared to not initiating any change. When preparing employees with interactional problems for their return to work, it is not effective to only instruct them on their statutory entitlement for workplace adjustments. Instead, it is advisable to encourage them to proactively strive for behaviour changes. PMID:26567587

  15. An exploration of administrators' perceptions of elementary science: A case study of the role of science in two elementary schools based on the interactions of administrators with colleagues, science content and state standards

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    Brogdon, Lori-Anne Stelmark

    This research is a case study on the perceptions and attitudes of administrators in the area of elementary science and how their responses reflect agreement or dissonance with the perceptions of elementary teachers on the subject of science within the same district. The study used Likert-type surveys and interviews from both administrators and teachers on five key areas: 1) Attitudes towards science and teaching 2) Attitudes towards teaching science 3) Attitudes towards administrators 4) Time teaching science and 5) Attitudes about policy and standards. Survey data was analyzed within and across areas to identify similarity and difference within each group. The medians from the administrative and teacher surveys were then crossed referenced through the use of a Mann Whitney test to identify areas of similarity. Interview data was coded around three major themes: 1) Standards 2) Classroom Instruction and 3) Conversations. The findings show that even though administrators' perceptions favor the inclusion of science in the elementary classroom, both administrators and teachers in this study reported limited involvement from, and conversation with, each other on the topic of science education. Heavy reliance by the administrators was placed on the use of consultants to provide professional development in the area of science instruction and to review the use of state standards, resulting in limited conversation between administrators and teachers about science. Teachers reported a heavy reliance upon their colleagues in the area of science instruction and curriculum planning. In addition, both administrators and teachers reported a greater focus on math and English for classroom instruction. Findings in this research support implications that more focus should be placed on the role of administrators in the implementation of science instruction. Administrators can play a crucial role in the success of science programs at the building, district and state levels

  16. Avaliação das atitudes dos estudantes de medicina frente ao abuso de drogas por colegas do meio acadêmico Evaluation of medical students' attitudes towards drug abuse by colleagues in the academic environment

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    the Ethics Committee for Research Project Evaluation were ministered to groups of equal numbers of medical students attending the University of Sao Paulo, School of Medicine - FMUSP (Brazil. Each questionnaire focused on illegal drugs, legal drugs, and alcohol. RESULTS: The results indicated a significant difference in the students ' attitudes regarding intervention for the different types of drug abuse. There was also indication of a difference in the students ' opinions regarding the roles that colleagues, relatives, and health professionals undertake in dealing with these issues, including the respective treatment plans for drug abuse. CONCLUSIONS: Medical students tend to be more tolerant of alcohol consumption, considering themselves to be less vulnerable to alcohol abuse. Therefore, harmful consequences may not be apparent until an incapacitating level of dysfunction affects the individual on both a personal and professional level.

  17. The importance of measurement precision and behavioral homologies in evaluating the behavioral consequences of fetal-ethanol exposure: commentary on Williams and colleagues ("Sensory-motor deficits in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder assessed using a robotic virtual reality platform").

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    Hamilton, Derek A

    2014-01-01

    The recent study by Willams and colleagues utilized a novel robotic virtual reality measurement system to measure sensory-motor processing deficits in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). This system and the precise quantitation of distinct constituent behavioral processes may hold considerable utility and importance for the study of FASD-related motor deficits, their neural bases, and translational research efforts using homologous behavioral approaches in animal and human studies.. PMID:24299062

  18. Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

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    Dear Colleagues.The arid and semiarid lands of the world occupy an area of a third of the global terrain. These lands have abundant resources and vast developing landscapes, but eco-environmental issues caused by unsus-

  19. Till Moritz Karbach, Scientific Legacy

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    Aaij, Roel; Adinolfi, Marco; Affolder, Anthony; Ajaltouni, Ziad; Akar, Simon; Albrecht, Johannes; Alessio, Federico; Alexander, Michael; Ali, Suvayu; Alkhazov, Georgy; Alvarez Cartelle, Paula; Alves Jr, Antonio Augusto; Amato, Sandra; Amerio, Silvia; Amhis, Yasmine; An, Liupan; Anderlini, Lucio; Anderson, Jonathan; Andreassi, Guido; Andreotti, Mirco; Andrews, Jason; Appleby, Robert; Aquines Gutierrez, Osvaldo; Archilli, Flavio; d'Argent, Philippe; Artamonov, Alexander; Artuso, Marina; Aslanides, Elie; Auriemma, Giulio; Baalouch, Marouen; Bachmann, Sebastian; Back, John; Badalov, Alexey; Baesso, Clarissa; Baldini, Wander; Barlow, Roger; Barschel, Colin; Barsuk, Sergey; Barter, William; Batozskaya, Varvara; Battista, Vincenzo; Bay, Aurelio; Beaucourt, Leo; Beddow, John; Bedeschi, Franco; Bediaga, Ignacio; Bel, Lennaert; Bellee, Violaine; Belyaev, Ivan; Ben-Haim, Eli; Bencivenni, Giovanni; Benson, Sean; Benton, Jack; Berezhnoy, Alexander; Bernet, Roland; Bertolin, Alessandro; Bettler, Marc-Olivier; van Beuzekom, Martinus; Bien, Alexander; Bifani, Simone; Bird, Thomas; Birnkraut, Alex; Bizzeti, Andrea; Blake, Thomas; Blanc, Frédéric; Blouw, Johan; Blusk, Steven; Bocci, Valerio; Bondar, Alexander; Bondar, Nikolay; Bonivento, Walter; Borghi, Silvia; Borsato, Martino; Bowcock, Themistocles; Bowen, Espen Eie; Bozzi, Concezio; Braun, Svende; Brett, David; Britsch, Markward; Britton, Thomas; Brodzicka, Jolanta; Brook, Nicholas; Bursche, Albert; Buytaert, Jan; Cadeddu, Sandro; Calabrese, Roberto; Calvi, Marta; Calvo Gomez, Miriam; Campana, Pierluigi; Campora Perez, Daniel; Capriotti, Lorenzo; Carbone, Angelo; Carboni, Giovanni; Cardinale, Roberta; Cardini, Alessandro; Carniti, Paolo; Carson, Laurence; Carvalho Akiba, Kazuyoshi; Casse, Gianluigi; Cassina, Lorenzo; Castillo Garcia, Lucia; Cattaneo, Marco; Cauet, Christophe; Cavallero, Giovanni; Cenci, Riccardo; Charles, Matthew; Charpentier, Philippe; Chefdeville, Maximilien; Chen, Shanzhen; Cheung, Shu-Faye; Chiapolini, Nicola; Chrzaszcz, Marcin; Cid Vidal, Xabier; Ciezarek, Gregory; Clarke, Peter; Clemencic, Marco; Cliff, Harry; Closier, Joel; Coco, Victor; Cogan, Julien; Cogneras, Eric; Cogoni, Violetta; Cojocariu, Lucian; Collazuol, Gianmaria; Collins, Paula; Comerma-Montells, Albert; Contu, Andrea; Cook, Andrew; Coombes, Matthew; Coquereau, Samuel; Corti, Gloria; Corvo, Marco; Couturier, Benjamin; Cowan, Greig; Craik, Daniel Charles; Crocombe, Andrew; Cruz Torres, Melissa Maria; Cunliffe, Samuel; Currie, Robert; D'Ambrosio, Carmelo; Dalseno, Jeremy; David, Pieter; Davis, Adam; De Bruyn, Kristof; De Capua, Stefano; De Cian, Michel; De Miranda, Jussara; De Paula, Leandro; De Silva, Weeraddana; De Simone, Patrizia; Dean, Cameron Thomas; Decamp, Daniel; Deckenhoff, Mirko; Del Buono, Luigi; Déléage, Nicolas; Demmer, Moritz; Derkach, Denis; Deschamps, Olivier; Dettori, Francesco; Dey, Biplab; Di Canto, Angelo; Di Ruscio, Francesco; Dijkstra, Hans; Donleavy, Stephanie; Dordei, Francesca; Dorigo, Mirco; Dosil Suárez, Alvaro; Dossett, David; Dovbnya, Anatoliy; Dreimanis, Karlis; Dufour, Laurent; Dujany, Giulio; Dupertuis, Frederic; Durante, Paolo; Dzhelyadin, Rustem; Dziurda, Agnieszka; Dzyuba, Alexey; Easo, Sajan; Egede, Ulrik; Egorychev, Victor; Eidelman, Semen; Eisenhardt, Stephan; Eitschberger, Ulrich; Ekelhof, Robert; Eklund, Lars; El Rifai, Ibrahim; Elsasser, Christian; Ely, Scott; Esen, Sevda; Evans, Hannah Mary; Evans, Timothy; Falabella, Antonio; Färber, Christian; Farinelli, Chiara; Farley, Nathanael; Farry, Stephen; Fay, Robert; Ferguson, Dianne; Fernandez Albor, Victor; Ferrari, Fabio; Ferreira Rodrigues, Fernando; Ferro-Luzzi, Massimiliano; Filippov, Sergey; Fiore, Marco; Fiorini, Massimiliano; Firlej, Miroslaw; Fitzpatrick, Conor; Fiutowski, Tomasz; Fohl, Klaus; Fol, Philip; Fontana, Marianna; Fontanelli, Flavio; Forty, Roger; Francisco, Oscar; Frank, Markus; Frei, Christoph; Frosini, Maddalena; Fu, Jinlin; Furfaro, Emiliano; Gallas Torreira, Abraham; Galli, Domenico; Gallorini, Stefano; Gambetta, Silvia; Gandelman, Miriam; Gandini, Paolo; Gao, Yuanning; García Pardiñas, Julián; Garra Tico, Jordi; Garrido, Lluis; Gascon, David; Gaspar, Clara; Gastaldi, Ugo; Gauld, Rhorry; Gavardi, Laura; Gazzoni, Giulio; Geraci, Angelo; Gerick, David; Gersabeck, Evelina; Gersabeck, Marco; Gershon, Timothy; Ghez, Philippe; Gianelle, Alessio; Gianì, Sebastiana; Gibson, Valerie; Girard, Olivier Göran; Giubega, Lavinia-Helena; Gligorov, Vladimir; Göbel, Carla; Golubkov, Dmitry; Golutvin, Andrey; Gomes, Alvaro; Gotti, Claudio; Grabalosa Gándara, Marc; Graciani Diaz, Ricardo

    2015-01-01

    We are deeply touched by the sudden loss of our dear friend and colleague Till Moritz Karbach. With this memorial book we wish to commemorate Moritz’ scientific legacy, and what Moritz meant to us as a friend.

  20. Hepatitis C Screening in the Behavioral Healthcare Setting

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    ... Lewis, J. D., Reddy, K. R., Bellamy, S. L., Porter, S. B., Weinrieb, R. M., et al. (2004). Influence ... 159 (5), 349–357. 36 McCance-Katz, E. F. (2014). [Dear Colleague letter]. Retrieved July 14, 2015, ...

  1. 76 FR 37094 - List of Correspondence

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    2011-06-24

    ... May Be of Interest to Readers Topic Addressed: Harassment And Bullying. Dear Colleague Letter dated October 26, 2010 from Office for Civil Rights Assistant Secretary Russlynn Ali, regarding bullying...

  2. Nursing Professionals Use and Value Information but Favour Work-based Sources and Colleagues in Preference to Libraries. A review of: Urquhart, C., and R. Davies. ”EVINCE: The Value of Information in Developing Nursing Knowledge and Competence.” Health Libraries Review 14.2 (1997: 61‐72.

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    Andrew Booth

    2007-12-01

    /776. Ninety percent of respondents stated that the information they obtained from the library or information service added to their knowledge, and 86% had been able to use some information immediately. Sixty‐one percent reported that information had refreshed their memory, and 75% agreed that information substantiated what they had known or suspected. Seventy‐six percent of respondents agreed that they needed to obtain more information on the topic, while 23% had expected to find something else. Eighty‐eight percent of respondents indicated that they would share the information with colleagues. Ninety‐six percent of respondents agreed that the information obtained would contribute to future practice. Seventy percent felt that the information would or did help in evaluation of practice outcomes, 68% for improved quality of life for patient and/or family and 61% in interpersonal relations with clients/patients. Other majority responses were for Audit or standards of care (57%, Monitoring of care (56% and Legal or ethical issues (51%. Base or ward sources were used in 72% of patient care related incidents and colleagues in 56% of these incidents. Of 148 incidents involving use of a library, the primary purposes were personal updating (62%, coursework (54%, patient care – specific drug or therapy (44%, and teaching staff, students or colleagues (39%.Conclusion – The findings demonstrate the value of information to nursing professionals while acknowledging that thelibrary is not necessarily a principal source of such information. Ward‐based resources and information from colleagues continue toplay a dominant part in information use. Rather than reducing uncertainty, the value of information may lie in encouraging uncertainty and reflective practice. Information professionals must seek a greater understanding of situations and methods of presentation by which they might encourage reflective practice.

  3. Zika is not a reason for missing the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: response to the open letter of Dr Attaran and colleagues to Dr Margaret Chan, Director - General, WHO, on the Zika threat to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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    Codeço, Claudia; Villela, Daniel; Gomes, Marcelo F; Bastos, Leonardo; Cruz, Oswaldo; Struchiner, Claudio; Carvalho, Luis Max; Coelho, Flavio

    2016-06-01

    Attaran and colleagues in an open letter to WHO expressed their concern about the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the threat posed by the Zika epidemic (Attaran 2016). We agree that Zika virus is of great public health concern and much remains to be known about this disease. Care should be taken to reduce the risk of infection, especially to pregnant women. However, we argue that this is not sufficient reason for changing the original plans for the Games, in particular because of the time of the year when they will take place. The present article outlines several scientific results related to Zika and mosquito-borne infectious diseases dynamics that we believe ratify the current position of WHO in not endorsing the postponing or relocation of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (WHO 2016). PMID:27304097

  4. Zika is not a reason for missing the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: response to the open letter of Dr Attaran and colleagues to Dr Margaret Chan, Director - General, WHO, on the Zika threat to the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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    Claudia Codeço

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    Full Text Available Attaran and colleagues in an open letter to WHO expressed their concern about the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the threat posed by the Zika epidemic (Attaran 2016. We agree that Zika virus is of great public health concern and much remains to be known about this disease. Care should be taken to reduce the risk of infection, especially to pregnant women. However, we argue that this is not sufficient reason for changing the original plans for the Games, in particular because of the time of the year when they will take place. The present article outlines several scientific results related to Zika and mosquito-borne infectious diseases dynamics that we believe ratify the current position of WHO in not endorsing the postponing or relocation of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (WHO 2016.

  5. Zika is not a reason for missing the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: response to the open letter of Dr Attaran and colleagues to Dr Margaret Chan, Director - General, WHO, on the Zika threat to the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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    Codeço, Claudia; Villela, Daniel; Gomes, Marcelo F; Bastos, Leonardo; Cruz, Oswaldo; Struchiner, Claudio; Carvalho, Luis Max; Coelho, Flavio

    2016-01-01

    Attaran and colleagues in an open letter to WHO expressed their concern about the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the threat posed by the Zika epidemic (Attaran 2016). We agree that Zika virus is of great public health concern and much remains to be known about this disease. Care should be taken to reduce the risk of infection, especially to pregnant women. However, we argue that this is not sufficient reason for changing the original plans for the Games, in particular because of the time of the year when they will take place. The present article outlines several scientific results related to Zika and mosquito-borne infectious diseases dynamics that we believe ratify the current position of WHO in not endorsing the postponing or relocation of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (WHO 2016). PMID:27304097

  6. 基于CBERS-02B高分辨率遥感影像分割的最优尺度选取%Optimal scale selection base on CBERS-02B high-resolution remote sensing images

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    况润元; 袁秀华; 罗卫; 张萌; 王聪颖

    2013-01-01

    高分辨遥感影像的信息提取对矿山的监测有着重要意义,影像分割是高分辨率遥感影像信息提取关键的一步.文中以赣州稀土矿山的高分辨率遥感影像为源数据,采用分形网络演化多尺度分割算法对高分辨率遥感影像进行分割,通过Robert算子的边缘提取结果计算分割参数获取分割尺度,并在此基础上设置不同分割尺度对影像进行分割,对比分析分割结果表明,沉淀池的最优分割尺度为35.最后利用分割质量值对分割结果进行评价分析,验证了试验结果的正确性.%It has important significance for high resolution remote sensing image information extraction to monitor rare earth mine. Image segmentation is a key step in the high resolution remote sensing image information extraction. In order to obtain the optimal segmentation results, this paper chooses high-resolution remote sensing image of Ganzhou rare earth mines, uses Fractal Net Evolution Approach algorithm to segment high resolution remote sensing image, and computes segmentation parameter to obtain segmentation scale by edge extraction results of Robert operator, and sets different segmentation scale to segment image base on it, after comparing and analyzing segmentation results, it shows that optimal segmentation scale of sedimentation tank was 35. At last Segmentation results were evaluated by segmentation quality value, it verifies the accuracy of experimental result.

  7. Identifying Spatial Units of Human Occupation in the Brazilian Amazon Using Landsat and CBERS Multi-Resolution Imagery

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    Maria Isabel Sobral Escada; Antonio Miguel Vieira Monteiro; Silvana Amaral; Newton Brigatti; Ana Paula Dal’Asta

    2012-01-01

    Every spatial unit of human occupation is part of a network structuring an extensive process of urbanization in the Amazon territory. Multi-resolution remote sensing data were used to identify and map human presence and activities in the Sustainable Forest District of Cuiabá-Santarém highway (BR-163), west of Pará, Brazil. The limits of spatial units of human occupation were mapped based on digital classification of Landsat-TM5 (Thematic Mapper 5) image (30m spatial resolution). High-spatial-...

  8. Analysis of the observation of particle detector inside ‘CBERS-1’ satellite under solar quiet conditions

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    2006-01-01

    Based on the knowledge and related theory of earth's radiation belt, the data chronous orbit were analyzed. It is proved that the observational results are in agreement with the theoretical description of the radiation belt structures. Analysis of more than 3years' data showed clearly that under quiet solar conditions, at a height of about 800 km the energetic particles were mainly located in three regions: northern auroral belt (40°-80°), southern auroral belt (-40°- -80°) and South Atlantic Geomagnetic Anomaly Region (SAA). Actually, this is for the global distribution, at each longitude the latitudinal coverage is much narrower and particles are along the geomagnetic latitude of about ±60°.The species of particles in different regions and their counting rates are different. In SAA,usually both electrons and protons are observed, which should come from inner radiation belt; in polar regions only energetic electrons are observed under the quiet condition,which belongs to the outer radiation belt. The distribution of outer radiation electrons is asymmetrical for longitudes as well as northern and southern polar regions. These asymmetries can be explained with the reflecting altitudes of the mirror points of charged particles at the same L shell.

  9. Power-Solidarity Relationship of Teachers with Their Future Colleagues

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    Acikalin, Isil

    2007-01-01

    Classroom talk is an example of institutional discourse, based on asymmetrical distribution of communicative rights and obligations between teachers and students. Teachers hold power and solidarity relationships with their students. It has been assumed that, in general, women are more concerned with solidarity while men are more interested in…

  10. De Rotterdam: Creating a smartphone application to locate colleagues

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    Oliveti, M.; Abhilakh Missier, G.; Mulder, D.; Zervakis, D.; Wu, H.; Van der Spek, S.C.; Verbree, E.; Zlatanova, S.; Poll-van Dasselaar, R.

    2014-01-01

    This Geomatics project was carried out in commission of the Municipality of Rotterdam, Geofort Herwijnen and Facility Management of TU Delft. The research project and this report deliver important fundamental information for scientific/academic paper on Wifi tracking.

  11. From Apprentice to Colleague: The Metamorphosis of Early Career Researchers

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    Laudel, Grit; Glaser, Jochen

    2008-01-01

    While the studies of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) have contributed politically important insights into factors hindering ECRs, they have not yet achieved a theoretical understanding of the causal mechanisms that are at work in the transition from dependent to independent research. This paper positions the early career phase in a theoretical…

  12. Behavior Change after Adventure Education Courses: Do Work Colleagues Notice?

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    Rhodes, Heather M.; Martin, Andrew J.

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    In this case study, a mixed-method approach is used to examine the extent and type of changes in workplace attitudes and behavior, as self-reported by soldiers who had participated in 6- to 10-day "Experiential Leadership Development Activities" (ELDAs) delivered by the New Zealand Army Leadership Centre. Observations made by workplace…

  13. An empirical study on research materials among colleague students

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The goal of the present research is to identify appropriate methods for developing a study among students who attend educational department for different universities located in city of Tehran, Iran. We study different factors influencing students on development of methods for their studies. The primary method of research is questionnaire and its reliability identified by use of Cronbach's alpha, calculated as 0.905 and its validity defined by content method. To analyze information we use deductive statistical, t-student and ANOVA tests using SPSS 19 software. Results show that management and education of school based on development of methods for study and research is not function of gender, the education of level, and their field of study and it only follows their place of service. The results also indicate that student's conditions of study about their course are proper while their condition about the pleasure study and research is not favorable.

  14. A NEW COLLEAGUE IN THE SOCIAL AFFAIRS SERVICE

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    The Social Affairs Service is pleased to announce that from now on it offers the services of a psychologist on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The Social Affairs Service is a centre offering advice and support which can provide the following: Information and documentation (education for your children, language courses, child-minding facilities, health-related matters etc.). Information on social protection (illness, disability, handicap, retirement, death, etc.) and integration. Assistance in dealings with the authorities/services concerned. Consultations with a view to resolving problems of a personal, family or professional nature, such as problems of dependancy (alcohol, drugs, relationship) or behavioural problems (stress, depression, eating disorders). Support in facing new situations (maternity, divorce, bereavement, change of post, geographical isolation). Assistance with decision making relating to family, personal or professional matters. The team is at the disposition of all members of person...

  15. "Dear Ann ..." An Activity for Synthesizing and Applying Interpersonal Concepts

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    2007-01-01

    All students struggle with interpersonal based problems, be it a troublesome roommate, problems with a partner, conflict with a significant other, or relational issues with parents or children. The interpersonal communication classroom can be enhanced by discussing these problems and experiences. This article presents an activity that aims to (1)…

  16. « Dear Mr Stieglitz… »

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    2008-01-01

    Fig. 1. Lettre de R. Demachy à A. Stieglitz en date du 10 août 1909 (détail), coll. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Librart, Yale. La collection de la Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library de Yale conserve sous l’intitulé des “Archives Stieglitz” une part importante de la correspondance de cet éminent personnage (1864-1946) dont le catalogue de l’exposition “The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz : Fifty pionneers of modern photography” avait donné en son temps un aperçu de la richesse. Par...

  17. Dear vasopressin, where is your place in septic shock?

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    2004-01-01

    Cardiovascular failure is one of the central therapeutic problems in patients with severe infection. Although norepinephrine is a potent and, in most cases, highly effective vasopressor agent, very high dosages leading to significant side effects can be necessary to stabilize advanced shock. As a supplementary vasopressor, arginine vasopressin can reverse hemodynamic failure and significantly decrease norepinephrine dosages. Whether the promising possibility of 'bridging' advanced septic shoc...

  18. Dear Hacker Letters to the Editor of 2600

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    2010-01-01

    Actual letters written to the leading hackers' magazine. For 25 years, 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has given voice to the hacker community in all its manifestations. This collection of letters to the magazine reveals the thoughts and viewpoints of hackers, both white and black hat, as well as hacker wannabes, technophiles, and people concerned about computer security. Insightful and entertaining, the exchanges illustrate 2600 's vast readership, from teenage rebels, anarchists, and survivalists to law enforcement, consumer advocates, and worried parents.: 2600: The Hacker Quarterly has been the

  19. Dear readers of and contributors to Biodiversity and Natural History

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    Full Text Available Welcome to the first issue of Biodiversity and Natural History, a peer-reviewed, open-access and electronic journal published by the Centro de Estudios en Biodiversidad de Chile (Center for Studies in Biodiversity. The journal was created in 2009 under the name of Boletín de Biodiversidad de Chile with the aim of being a contribution to the dissemination of the Chilean biodiversity and natural history. True to its original purpose, the journal only published Chilean manuscripts in the early years. However, as time went by, the journal also started to receive and publish manuscripts coming from elsewhere in the planet. Accordingly, the journal gradually became an international channel for the scientific promotion and dissemination of biodiversity and natural history and thus, the name of the journal, as well as its original scope and goals were no longer representative.Because of this, in late 2014 the Editorial Board decided to change the original name of the journal to Biodiversity and Natural History a...

  20. Distributed computer-controlled systems: the DEAR-COTS approach

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    2000-01-01

    This paper proposes a new architecture targeting real-time and reliable Distributed Computer-Controlled Systems (DCCS). This architecture provides a structured approach for the integration of soft and/or hard real-time applications with Commercial O -The-Shelf (COTS) components. The Timely Computing Base model is used as the reference model to deal with the heterogeneity of system components with respect to guaranteeing the timeliness of applications. The reliability and ava...

  1. Introducing Jean-Paul Laumond

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    Corvol, Pierre

    2013-01-01

    Dear Colleague,Dear Jean-Paul Laumond, The annual Chair of Technological Innovation, supported by the Liliane Bettencourt Foundation, provides an opportunity for new disciplines to express themselves at the Collège de France. That is the case of robotics, which was born fifty years ago and has since grown at an impressive pace. Robotics produces machines animated by movements controlled by a computer. It draws on many other disciplines, including automatic control engineering, signal processi...

  2. 三维动画设计在大学生实践创新训练项目中的应用心得--以大孚膜废水深度处理工艺三维动画演示项目为例%Application Experience of 3D Animation Design in Colleague Students' Practice Innovation Training Project:Taking the 3D Animation Demonstration Design Project of“Dafu”Wastage Aster In-depth Purification Process for Example

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    杨恒; 陈仲先

    2014-01-01

    大学生创新训练课题,为培养大学生的创新能力,全面提高学生综合素质提供了平台。本文结合自己作为三维动画专业教师指导大学生创新课题的实践体会,以大孚膜废水深度处理工艺三维动画演示项目为例,全面展示项目的研究目标、研究过程、研究成果、研究心得以及项目创新点与特色,希望能为今后大学生创新项目的不断完善和顺利实施提供有益的帮助。%Training Project of colleague student creatively practice has provided a platform where we can cultivate colleague students' creation ability and fully improve overall quality of student. This article took advantage of practical experience from a professional teacher who had guide and enlighten student on subject of creatively practice. By taking 3D animation demonstration design project of "Dafu"wastage aster in-depth purification process for example. We can illustrate the study target, procedure, achievement, experience and project creative achievement and characteristic, our intention is to facilitate further perfection and successful implementation on college students' creatively practice.

  3. Violencia escolar: la mirada de los maestros sobre las relaciones de colegaje (School violence: teachers′ views of colleague relations (violence scolaire: le regard des maîtres du rapport entre collègues (violência escolar: o olhar dos docentes sobre as relações de colegas

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    Blanca Inés Ortiz-Molina

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEste artículo presenta parte de los resultados de una investigación realizada en cinco colegios públicos de Bogotá. Intentamos abordar las repre- sentaciones sociales de los maestros construidas en la relación con sus colegas y con los directivos docentes. Los resultados evidencian que estas relaciones afectan la manera como se enfrenta la violencia en la institución, afectan el clima escolar y son un ingrediente poderoso para desen- cadenar lo que se ha venido llamando malestar docente. La investigación es cualitativa. Mediante la estrategia de grupos focales y entrevistas, se recuperan los discursos individuales y colectivos de los actores que permiten interpretar los imaginarios de los participantes.Abstractthis paper presents an advance of research carried out at five public schools in Bogotá. We tried to approach social representations of teachers as a construct among colleagues and principals. the results show us that these relations affect the school climate and the way violence is addressed at schools, and that they can be powerful ingredients of teacher malaise. the study is qualitative; through focal groups and interviews individual and collective discourse is gathered and the imaginaries of participants are interpreted.RésuméCet article présente en partie les résultats d′une recherche réalisée dans cinq écoles publiques à Bogota. On essaye d′aborder les représentations sociales des maîtres construites en rapport avec leurs collègues et avec les directeurs d′enseignement. Les résultats nous montrent, que ces rapports affectent la façon dont on affronte la violence dans l′institution, et affectent aussi le climat scolaire, ils sont un ingré- dient puissant pour désenchainer ce qu′on appelle le malaise de l′enseignant. La recherche est de caractère qualitatif. Au moyen de la stratégie de groups et les entretiens se récupèrent les discours individuels et collectives des acteurs ce qui permet

  4. New measures taken for a better IJAV

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    Tunali S

    2010-01-01

    Dear Colleagues,We are pleased to have the third volume of International Journal of Anatomical Variations (IJAV) being published. During the 22 months period since the announcement of IJAV, we have published 99 case reports, 3 letters to the editor and 1 editorial. Those manuscripts have been submitted by colleagues from 17 different countries including Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Trinidad & Toba...

  5. Hu Jintao's Speech on Climate Change (abridged)%Hu Jintao' s Speech on Climate Change (abridged)

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    2009-01-01

    @@ Mr.Secretary-General, dear colleagues, Global climate change has a profound impact on the survival and development of mankind. It is a major challenge facing all countries.I wish to highlight a few principles that we need to follow in our common endeavor to tackle this issue of climate change.

  6. 合作开放互利共赢在"金砖四国"领导人会晤时的讲话%Cooperation and Openness for Mutual Benefit and Win-Win Progress Remarks at the BRIC Summit

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    2010-01-01

    @@ President Lula da Silva, Dear Colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to join you again in the beautiful city of Brasilia. Let me begin by expressing sincere thanks to President Lula and the Brazilian Government for the thoughtful arrangements they have made for this meeting.

  7. Gender-Based Violence Prevention. Issues in Prevention

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    Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2012

    2012-01-01

    This issue of "Issues in Prevention" focuses on gender-based violence prevention. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Preventing Gender-Based Violence: An Overview (Linda Langford); (2) Q&A With Amelia Cobb; (3) Denim Day at HBCUs; (4) Dear Colleague Letter; (5) ED Grants for Violence Prevention; and (6) Higher Education Center…

  8. Preface

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    Dalia Baziukė

    2013-01-01

    Dear colleagues, on your screens the second issue of Computational Science and Techniques of a year 2013. I am proud to say that this is a pure electronical scientific online journal. This current issue is devoted to the biennial multi-event “Computer Days – 2013” (“Kompiuterininkų dienos – 2013”) of Lithuanian Computer Society.

  9. Civil Wrongs: Federal Equity Initiative Promotes Paperwork, Not Equality

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    Melnick, R. Shep

    2016-01-01

    In October 2014, U.S. secretary of education Arne Duncan announced the Obama administration's new "education equity initiative," explaining that the president could not "continue to wait" for Congress to act "on behalf of vulnerable children." The centerpiece of this initiative was a 37-page "Dear Colleague"…

  10. Civil Rights Enforcement Gone Haywire: The Federal Government's New School-Discipline Policy

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    Epstein, Richard A.

    2014-01-01

    In January, 2014, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education (ED) issued a joint "Dear Colleague Letter" to K-12 schools. The topic discussed in their joint letter is whether administrators are punishing minority children more harshly than white children for…

  11. Introducing Anne Cheng

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    Corvol, Pierre

    2013-01-01

    Dear Colleague, Dear Anne Cheng, Studies on China have enjoyed a prominent position at the Collège de France for several years now. The Chair of Intellectual History of China that you are inaugurating today is strengthening that position. Your life and studies are characterized by both Chinese and French culture. You point out that it was at school in the French Republic that you learned critical thinking, particularly in history and philosophy. After graduating from the École normale supérie...

  12. Developing Social Justice Literacy: An Open Letter to Our Faculty Colleagues

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    Sensoy, Ozlem; DiAngelo, Robin

    2009-01-01

    Just agreeing that social justice is important is not enough. Educators must practice social justice or else the concept is meaningless. The author presents four vignettes to illustrate common challenges faced by professors who explicitly teach social justice-oriented education courses, provides a glossary of common terms, and offers…

  13. Faculty Research Productivity: Why Do Some of Our Colleagues Publish More than Others?

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    Hesli, Vicki L.; Lee, Jae Mook

    2011-01-01

    The justification for studying faculty research productivity is that it affects individual advancement and reputation within academe, as well as departmental and institutional prestige (Creamer 1998, iii). Publication records are an important factor in faculty performance evaluations, research grant awards, and promotion and salary decisions. The…

  14. [A psychiatrist under the Nazi dictatorship--Karl Bonhoeffer's commitment to racially and politically persecuted colleagues].

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    Gerrens, U

    2001-07-01

    Karl Bonhoeffer (1868-1948), professor of psychiatry at Breslau University and head of the psychiatric department of the Charité-hospital in Berlin, represented a view of personnel politics based solely on scientific and as personal competence. Anti-Semitism, often attributed to the faculty in Berlin during the Wilhelminian period and the Republic of Weimar, B. regarded as an utterly unsuitable criterion of personnel politics. Consequently, he had a considerable number of Jewish assistants as staff, about 30 altogether. In 1933, when massive persecution set in, quite a few of his students and assistants were persecuted for their political views. Some emigrated right away; others Bonhoeffer re-employed in spite of their membership in illegal leftist parties. Even larger was the number of assistants who were racially persecuted. Bonhoeffer took advantage of loop holes in the anti-Semitic legalities, using complaints at the ministry or cleverly written applications to extend contracts even against high odds. In spite of his support, however, they eventually were fired and had to emigrate. They often found work in other countries because of his recommendations, though. For at least one assistant and one patient as well as their families, Bonhoeffer's commitment saved their lives. PMID:11488248

  15. Bike2Work celebration in honour of the colleagues who registered most kilometers in 2013

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    Vigen, Jens

    2014-01-01

    Before the 2014 season was officially launched, the CERN bikers took time to celebrate the strong commitment of biking to work in 2013. The celebration took place in front of Restaurant 1. The president of the CERN Bike Club, Henrik Nissen, was the master of ceremonies and presented a set of prizes: The three first prizes, all corresponding to the so-called "Karma Level Sexy Bottom", went to Tim Smith (7182 km), Martial Dujardin (5109 km) and Gabriele Thiede (4326 km). For the remaining group of participants there were seven extra prizes, attributed from a prize draw - where each of their registered kilometers was used as lottery ticket. In addition all got a diploma stating their karma level .

  16. Collaborative engagement with colleagues may provide better care for 'heart-sink' patients

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    Kjær, Niels Kristian; Stolberg, Bent; Coles, Colin

    2015-01-01

    and ways of working, which appear to have secured the long-lasting sustainability of the group, have been identified. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: This group of Danish GPs experienced personal and professional growth through collaborative engagement. They have apparently learned to embrace and even...... value the fundamental uncertain and complex nature of primary care, which seems to benefit their 'heart-sink' patients. The features, which have ensured the long-lasting sustainability of this group, could perhaps inspire other younger GPs to work in such reflective groups.......INTRODUCTION: In this article we show how a group of general practitioners' (GPs') professionalism was enhanced through collaborative engagement. Complexity, uncertainty and so-called 'heart-sink' patients are naturally embedded in clinical practice. GPs need to deal with, and even embrace...

  17. 同事之间该不该性交流%Should sex between colleagues communicate?

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    杨晓军; 张艳娴; 袁通根

    2009-01-01

    @@ 同事之间该不该性交流?记者在网上调查中发现,有些人有着这样的困惑-- 一剑倾情:性爱应是夫妻自己的事情,同事之间性交流之前,应该考虑伴侣是不是愿意让别人知道.

  18. A classic learning opportunity from Arthur Guyton and colleagues (1955): circuit analysis of venous return.

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    Curran-Everett, Douglas

    2007-06-01

    The circuit analysis of an electric analog of the systemic circulation, the focus of a classic paper by Guyton, Lindsey, and Kaufmann, provides a framework for understanding the factors that impact venous return and for appreciating the value of modeling physiological systems. The classic 1955 paper by Guyton, Lindsey, and Kaufmann gives your students an opportunity to learn about modeling from the physiologist who pioneered it (Guyton) and demonstrates that mathematics and data graphics are fundamental tools with which to learn about the regulation of the cardiovascular system. In this essay, I outline avenues of discovery by which your students can explore the factors that impact venous return. PMID:17562899

  19. Our GSLIS Colleague, Chip Bruce: An Appreciation. A Deweyan Pragmatist in the Internet Age

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    Schiller, Dan

    2014-01-01

    The reconstructive project needed to enable information for democracy, to which Chip Bruce has contributed much, is of long standing. Using a few wide brush strokes, in this article some of the most vital historical contexts for situating this project are supplied.

  20. Joint Teaching with a Colleague, for Just a Week or Two.

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    Seamon, Richard H.; Spitz, Stephen A.

    2002-01-01

    Describes a yearly series of about 10 classes in which a constitutional law teacher and a property law teacher blend their classes to team-teach a topic that has a solid footing in each course: the law applicable to governmental takings of private property for public use. (EV)

  1. What's Wrong with Teaching Facts to Constitutional Law Students--Rebuttal to a Colleague.

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    Giglio, Ernest D.

    1979-01-01

    Criticizes an article in the April 1978 issue of "Teaching Political Science" in which R. Langren maintained that case-decision identification and factual recall serve as good bases for a study of constitutional law. Current article maintains that law-related courses in a liberal arts context should stress good citizenship and critical analysis of…

  2. Some problems on covariance evaluation. A letter to a foreign colleague

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    Some problems on covariance evaluation are presented. It includes the probability of confidence of the covariance evaluations; the format for the experimental evaluation results of the data and covariance for the files of particle and γ emission concerned; an 'external covariance' for a multi-parameter evaluation from multi-measurement and the constant relative correlated error

  3. Using Reflections of Recent Resident Graduates and their Pediatric Colleagues to Evaluate a Residency Program

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    Robert K. Kamei, M.D.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Purposes: In response to the new Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME mandate for residency programs to use feedback to improve its educational program, we piloted a novel evaluation strategy of a residency program using structured interviews of resident graduates working in a primary care practice and their physician associates. Methods: A research assistant performed a structured telephone interview. Quantitative data assessing the graduate’s self-assessment and the graduate’s clinical practice by the associate were analyzed. In addition, we performed a qualitative analysis of the interviews. Results: Thirteen resident graduates in primary care practice and seven physician practice associates participated in the study. Graduate self-assessment revealed high satisfaction with their residency training and competency. The associates judged our graduates as highly competent and mentioned independent decision-making and strong interpersonal skills (such as teamwork and communication as important. They specifically cited the graduate’s skills in intensive care medicine and adolescent medicine as well as communication and teamwork skills as important contributions to their practice. Conclusions: The ACGME Outcomes Project, which increases the emphasis on educational outcomes in the accreditation of residency education programs, requires programs to provide evidence of its effectiveness in preparing residents for practice. Direct assessment of the competency of our physician graduates in practice using structured interviews of graduates and their practice associates provide useful feedback information to a residency program as part of a comprehensive evaluation plan of our program’s curriculum and can be used to direct future educational initiatives of our training program

  4. Clinical credibility and trustworthiness are key characteristics used to identify colleagues from whom to seek information

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    Marshall, A. P.; West, S. H.; Aitken, L. M.

    2013-01-01

    Aims and objectives To explore the use of information by nurses making decisions in clinically uncertain situations in one aspect of critical care nursing practice (enteral feeding). In this paper, we report the characteristics, which participants identified as important, of the people from whom they sought information for the purpose of making clinical decisions. Background Registered nurses have a plethora of information sources available to assist them in making clinical decision...

  5. Which Peers Matter? The Relative Impacts of Collaborators, Colleagues, and Competitors

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    Kirk B. Doran; Borjas, George J.

    2014-01-01

    Many economists believe that knowledge production generates positive spillovers among knowledge producers. We argue that spillovers may exist on at least three dimensions (in idea, geographic, and collaboration space), and that the strength or weakness of the spillover effects can vary across these dimensions. Using a unique data set that contains information on all publications of active mathematicians in the former Soviet Union, we examine the impact of a large post-­1992 exodus of Soviet m...

  6. An Infant Mental Health Service for Sure Start Programs: A British Colleague's Chronicle

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    Balbernie, Robin

    2004-01-01

    As part of a commitment to eliminate child poverty, the British government has established Sure Start programs across the country. Sure Start programs are very similar to U.S. Early Head Start initiatives; their stated aim is to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged families and children before and from birth. The article describes…

  7. Learning for Development: Selected Speeches of Sir John Daniel and Colleagues, September 2006-February 2007

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    Commonwealth of Learning, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The third in a series published by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), this booklet reproduces five addresses and one article from late 2006 and early 2007. This collection of speeches is entitled "Learning for Development" because that is the focus of the work of the COL's work. The addresses presented here were given at the opening and closing…

  8. Virtual colleagues, virtually colleagues—physicians’ use of Twitter: a population-based observational study

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    Brynolf, Anne; Johansson, Stefan; Appelgren, Ester; Lynoe, Niels; Edstedt Bonamy, Anna-Karin

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate potential violations of patient confidentiality or other breaches of medical ethics committed by physicians and medical students active on the social networking site Twitter. Design Population-based cross-sectional observational study. Setting The social networking site Twitter (Swedish-speaking users, n=298819). Population Physicians and medical students (Swedish-speaking users, n=237) active on the social networking site Twitter between July 2007 and March 2012. Mai...

  9. Dual practitioners are as engaged in their primary job as their senior colleagues

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    Socha, Karolina; Bech, Mickael

    2012-01-01

    involved in dual practice (single practitioners). This paper compares work behaviour of dual and single practitioners in the public hospitals. We focus on senior physicians in anaesthesiology and surgery. Material and methods: Data were collected in a survey of public hospital physicians in Denmark...

  10. The influence of managers' and colleagues' absence on public employee absence

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    Møller, Ann-Kristina Løkke; Jensen, Morten Berg

    2015-01-01

    public sector employees (De Paola, 2010). Research on the effect of managers’ own absence on their employees’ absence is scarce (Kristensen et al., 2006, Løkke, 2008) and so is the effect of colleagues’ absence in a large scale (Bradley et al., 2007, Dale-Olsen et al., 2010, Hesselius et al., 2009). To...... aim of this study is to identify the effect of managers’ and colleagues’ absence on employee absence in the public sector. Method: We use register data from a large Danish municipality including 8000 employees. We use multilevel analysis to explain the number of periods of absence due to sickness......Background: The level of absence is higher in the public sector than in the private sector both internationally and in a Danish context (e.g. The Confederation of Danish Employers, 2002, Winkelmann, 1999). However, little economic research is conducted to understand determinants of absence among...

  11. Learning from colleagues about healthcare IT implementation and optimization: lessons from a medical informatics listserv.

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    Adams, Martha B; Kaplan, Bonnie; Sobko, Heather J; Kuziemsky, Craig; Ravvaz, Kourosh; Koppel, Ross

    2015-01-01

    Communication among medical informatics communities can suffer from fragmentation across multiple forums, disciplines, and subdisciplines; variation among journals, vocabularies and ontologies; cost and distance. Online communities help overcome these obstacles, but may become onerous when listservs are flooded with cross-postings. Rich and relevant content may be ignored. The American Medical Informatics Association successfully addressed these problems when it created a virtual meeting place by merging the membership of four working groups into a single listserv known as the "Implementation and Optimization Forum." A communication explosion ensued, with thousands of interchanges, hundreds of topics, commentaries from "notables," neophytes, and students--many from different disciplines, countries, traditions. We discuss the listserv's creation, illustrate its benefits, and examine its lessons for others. We use examples from the lively, creative, deep, and occasionally conflicting discussions of user experiences--interchanges about medication reconciliation, open source strategies, nursing, ethics, system integration, and patient photos in the EMR--all enhancing knowledge, collegiality, and collaboration. PMID:25486893

  12. Oh dear, what can the matter be? A commentary on Pratto's 'On power and empowerment'.

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    Reicher, Stephen

    2016-03-01

    In this response, I welcome Pratto's wide ranging and innovative contribution on the social psychology of power. It fulfils an important role in opening up debate around an issue of key importance for our discipline. At the same time (and to further that debate), I take issue with both of her core arguments: First, that power should not be seen as relational but rather about one's ability to reach one's desired ends and, second, that these ends are ultimately about survival. More fundamentally, though, I argue that Pratto's analysis is limited by the fact that she takes the subject of power for granted. This ignores a wealth of research which shows, on the one hand, how power constitutes the nature of subjects and, on the other, how subjects (especially collective subjects - groups) constitute power. It is through exploring these dynamics that we can understand power and its relevance to social life. PMID:26690716

  13. Intraspecific competition in the ant Camponotus cruentatus: should we expect the 'dear enemy' effect?

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    Boulay, Raphaël; CERDÁ, XIM; Simon, Tovit; Roldan, María; Hefetz, Abraham

    2007-01-01

    The mechanisms of competition and resource domination were analysed in the Mediterranean ant Camponotus cruentatus. In a plot located in southern Spain mature colonies are overdispersed, which is indicative of territoriality in other species. Unexpectedly, however, workers from neighbouring colonies commonly foraged in areas that overlapped by more than 44%. This suggests that while mature colonies possibly prevent the establishment of new colonies in the vicinity of their nests, they do not ...

  14. "Dear Mr. Shawn": A Lesson in E-Mail Pragmatics (Netiquette).

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    Ford, Shawn

    2003-01-01

    This tip provides information that will help English-as-a-Second-Language learners understand the rules of formal e-mail communication, also known as netiquette, and enable them to practice using these communication skills effectively for academic purposes. (Author/VWL)

  15. Hello, Dear Enemy! Picture Books for Peace and Tolerance: An International Selection.

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    Scharioth, Barbara, Ed.; Weber, Jochen, Ed.

    This catalog presents descriptions of over 41 children's picture books from 19 countries that formed an exhibition sent worldwide to promote and help maintain peace. The majority of the books do not deal directly with the horrors of war but rather deal with its preconditions: intolerance, xenophobia, prejudice against being different, misuse of…

  16. It's Logic in Practice, My Dear Watson: An Imaginary Memoir from Beyond the Grave

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    Shank, Gary

    2001-01-01

    In diesem Artikel sollen – unter Anwendung des Verfahrens des imaginären Memoirs – die logischen und die semiotischen Grundlagen einer empirischen Untersuchung von Bedeutung näher erläutert werden. Ich bediene mich der Stimme von Sherlock Holmes, um einige kritische Fragen bei der Anwendung konkreter Logik in der qualitativen Forschung sichtbar zu machen. Ausgehend von einem vertieften Verständnis der Logik bei der Anwendung der Forschungsmethode mache ich außerdem Vorschläge für die Modifika...

  17. UTILIZING THE PAKS METHOD FOR MEASURING ACROLEIN AND OTHER ALDEHYDES IN DEARS

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    Acrolein is a hazardous air pollutant of high priority due to its high irritation potency and other potential adverse health effects. However, a reliable method is currently unavailable for measuring airborne acrolein at typical environmental levels. In the Detroit Exposure and A...

  18. "DEAR ROCK, WHAT'S YOUR DESTINY? Ancient and modern uses of rocks in industry, building and art."

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    Pennesi, Daniela

    2015-04-01

    The project is for students of first grade of secondary school. The activity is a game, virtual or real of associations between rock and soil samples with their uses in industry, building and art. The students, alone or in a team, have to form pairs having available various samples of rocks, soils and building materials as bags of cement, tiles.. They have images of colonnades, staircases of famous churches, cave paintings and colors. The project is multidisciplinary. During the activity, the teachers of art and technical education are involved with and the teacher of sciences. The game can be used as an introduction for the rocks' classification. The inquiry in team, is a good way to learn the several uses of mineral resources.

  19. A Rare Cause of Hypokalemia: Aldosterone-Secreting Adrenocortical Carcinoma Dear Editor,

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    Ethem Turgay Cerit

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC is a rare malignancy accounting for 0.05-0.2% of all cancers (1. Determinants of prognosis are the stage of disease and completeness of resection(2. Approximately 60% of ACCs are hormonally active and glucocorticoids and/or androgens are most frequently over-secreted (2. Rapid development of signs and symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome is the most frequent presentation (3. Aldosterone-secreting ACC is extremely uncommon, comprising 0% to 7% of all functioning ACCs and presents with severe hypertension and profound hypokalemia (4. Here we report a case diagnosed as aldosterone producing adrenocortical carcinoma presented with severe hypokalemia and hypertension. A 32-year-old man referred to our instution because of pain and marked weakness especially in his lower extremities for 2 months. On admission his blood pressure was 180 mmHg systolic and 110 mmHg diastolic. Laboratory investigation revealed severe hypokalemia (2.6 mmol/l (normal: 3.5-5.5 mmol/l, elevated serum aldosterone (39.0 ng/dl (normal: 0.8-13 ng/dl with suppressed plasma renin activity (0.07 ng/ml/h. Serum sodium level was 142 mmol/l (normal: 135-146 mmol/l. Serum aldosterone level was not supressed (38.2 ng/dl after saline infusion test. Serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-SO4 was 150 mcg/dl (normal: 80-560, Δ4-androstenedione was 1.91 ng/ml (normal: 0.5-4.8 and total testosterone was 447.3 ng/dl (normal: 229.8-799.8 (Table 1. Suppressed renin levels, increased aldosterone levels with an aldosterone/renin ratio >30 were suggestive findings of aldosterone-producing adenoma of the adrenal gland or bilateral adrenal hyperplasia. Computed tomography demonstrated a large (4.6 cm left-sided adrenal tumour which is heterogeneous and has lobulated margin without a contrasting pattern of adenoma (Figure 1. 24-h urinary catecholamines and low-dose dexamethasone-suppressed plasma cortisol concentrations were all normal. At surgery, an adrenal mass (70.1 grams was removed, which was encapsulated and lobulated. Tumour diameter was 3.5 cm. Histopathological examination showed focal necrosis. The tumour infltrated its capsule and sinusoidal invasion was present. 20 mitotic cells/10 high power fields were seen. Ki-67 proliferation index was %25. Vimentine, synaptophysin and melan-A were positive, chromogranin was focal positive and pancreatin was negative with immunohistochemical examination. The tumor met five of the criteria of Weiss used in histological diagnosis of adrenocortical carcinoma (number of mitosis, nuclear atypia, atypical mitosis, capsular invasion and sinusoidal invasion. Pathological diagnosis was adrenocortical carcinoma. There were no sign of adrenal insufficiency during and after the surgery. He did not take any treatment after surgery. Serum potassium and aldosterone returned to normal after adrenalectomy. His symptoms such as weakness and pain were also resolved. One year after adrenalectomy, the patient is alive, normotensive, normokalemic and with no signs of recurrence of the primary adrenal tumor (Table 1. In summary, we reported the case of a 32-year-old male who initially presented with hypertension and severe hypokalemia and was found to have an aldosterone-secreting adrenocortical carcinoma. Aldosterone-producing adrenocortical carcinom (APAC is a rare cause of hypertension often diagnosed late. Aldosterone hypersecretion often concurs with that of other steroids, including glucocorticoids, estrogens or androgens. In most cases clinical picture reveals classical signs of Conn’s syndrome; hypertension and hypokalemia. Weakness and diffuse muscular pain are common due to severe hypokalemia, but these symptoms are not useful in differentiating APAC from an aldosterone secreting adenoma or hyperplasia (5. Although there are several reports suggesting increased serum levels of adrenal androgens such as DHEA-S may indicate adrenocortical carcinoma (2,6, normal levels does not rule out the diagnosis as noted in our patient (7,8. The most effective treatment for ACC is complete resection, which was performed in the case of our patient (2. Pathological examination revealed adrenocortical carcinoma though focal chromogranin A expression was observed. Clinical presentation of the patient was consitent with a cortical lesion (hyperaldosteronism and specimen was immunohistochemically positive for melan-A which is a specific marker in differantiating cortical from medullary adrenal tumors (9. It seems that neither the size at CT scan nor the histological features accurately predict clinical course and outcome in APAC (4. Although early diagnosis and surgery are cornerstones of treatment, it has been implicated that APAC may be assosicated with unique operative risks and outcomes (5. Our patient is still in good health 12 months after surgery whether he is not given any adjuvant therapy. In conclusion this patient is important to keep in mind the extremely rare cause of hypertension and hypokalemia.

  20. Dear Readers, Authors, Reviewers and Editorial Board Members of Advances in Cognitive Psychology

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    In this first newsletter of 2016 we first wanted to wish all our readers, authors, reviewers, and editorial board members a happy, healthy, inspiring, but also peaceful new year. Recently, the fourth issue of Advances in Cognitive Psychology of 2015 was completed, which is of course freely available on our website. The current newsletter will also be included in the first issue of 2016. PMID:27152125

  1. "Dear OWL Mail": Reshaping Our Stories about Writers and Writers' Concerns

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    Elder, Cristyn L.

    2012-01-01

    Much of the literature in the field of rhetoric and composition narrates the stories of writers and their writing as told by teachers, administrators, and researchers. In an effort to bring writers' voices to the forefront of these stories, this empirical study examines the types of questions and concerns writers have about writing as…

  2. Dear Readers, Authors, Reviewers and Editorial Board Members of Advances in Cognitive Psychology

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    2016-01-01

    In this first newsletter of 2016 we first wanted to wish all our readers, authors, reviewers, and editorial board members a happy, healthy, inspiring, but also peaceful new year. Recently, the fourth issue of Advances in Cognitive Psychology of 2015 was completed, which is of course freely available on our website. The current newsletter will also be included in the first issue of 2016.

  3. Dear Readers, Authors, Reviewers and Editorial Board Members of Advances in Cognitive Psychology

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    2015-01-01

    In this letter from the editors, we wanted to inform you that our journal has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuter’s products and services. Beginning with volume 8, issue 1, 2012, Advances in Cognitive Psychology (ACP) will be indexed and abstracted in: •Social Sciences Citation Index •Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition •Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences

  4. Dear Reader, I Declare Categorically that I Am Not Sure”

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    Elżbieta Winiecka

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The essay is devoted to Krzysztof Hoffmann book dubitatio o poezji Eugeniusza Tkaczyszyna-Dyckiego [dubitatio on poetry by Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki]. The author discusses the critic’s interpretative strategies, as well as his theoretical and metatheoretical assumptions. The author demonstrates how deconstructionist philosophy influences the modes of reading of poetical languages proposed by the young critic and his critical consciousness shaped by doubt and uncertainty. This distinguishes him from modern scientific strategy (structuralism that treats interpretation as a way to reach the truth of a work. Hoffmann writes about the difficult, rhetorically sophisticated poetry by Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki, and more specifically, about its early stage before 2005. The story is built around four words: home, friendship, schizophrenia, disbelief. The most important problem, however, is the language of the poetry: its status, problematic referentiality, and difficult link to existence. The author, thus, reads dubitatio as a metaphorical discussion of theory and practice of poetry interpretation in general, and Tkaczyszyn-Dycki’s poetry in particular.

  5. Leisure and Masculinity in 'Dear Old Dirty Stalybridge', c.1830-1875.

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    Booth, Nathan Joseph

    2014-01-01

    The mid-nineteenth century has been presented in popular and academic narratives as a crucial period in the history of modern leisure in Britain, as urbanisation and changes to working hours provided new opportunities for recreation. These leisure practices shaped individual and collective identities. However, much of the scholarship in this area has focused on class, at times marginalising or overlooking themes such as gender, generation and sexuality. This thesis does not attempt to dismiss...

  6. Hello my dear society,how pretty we are! On protest without demand

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available I’m not so sure everybody remembers Bob Marley’s song Burnin’ and lootin’. The French film Mathieu Kassovitz used it in his movie La Haine (1995 in an attempt to poeticise the clashes between the police and young rebels in the suburbs of Paris. 13 years after the movie, and 50 years after Burnin’and lootin’, Parisian duo Justice released their album Cross (ED Banger record label. The videoclip of the piece titled Stress again about violence in Parisian suburbs, yet the gap between the discourse employed by Kassovitz and Marley, on the one hand, and Justice’s Stress, on the other hand, is great.

  7. Black Like Who?: The Class of 2014 Considers Race in "Dear White People"

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    Beck, Bernard

    2015-01-01

    Modern educational institutions were associated with the separation of children from ordinary people and of the schoolhouse from the ordinary world, creating an educational subculture and a minority population of schoolchildren. Passage through this subculture became a universal shared experience. Higher education grew at the same time into an…

  8. From Editor

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    Dear Colleagues and Friends: While it is with our great pleasure to welcome and greet you with a new issue of JSSER, we have been deeply saddened by the earthquake news from Van and terrorist attacks in Çukurca over the past few weeks. Since our organization Association for Social Studies Education Research (ASSE) and journal (JSSER) focus on social issues such as citizenship, poverty, social and economic equality and justice, we see extreme poverty as an important issue in the deve...

  9. Preface to the Special Issue

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    Janig, Herbert

    2010-01-01

    Dear colleagues, This Special Issue of the Review of Psychology includes a collection of the abstracts of the contributions to the 9th Alps-Adria Psychology Conference that took place on September 16 – 18, 2010 at the Alps-Adria University of Klagenfurt in Austria, and the awarded papers presented by six young scientists at this conference. In the preparation phase to the first conference (then called a symposium), the author of this foreword visited all the departments of psychology of...

  10. Editorial

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    Akin, Hakan

    2015-01-01

    Dear Colleagues,The April 2015 issue of the Cumhuriyet Dental Journal has been published. I would like to  thank all authors and reviewers for their contributions.I want to announce that 22th International Scientific Congress of Turkish Prosthodontics and Implantology Association will be held on 12th and 15th of November 2015 in Antalya. Important dates for this event: Early Bird Registration Deadline: 16 September 2015; Abstract Submission Deadline: 29 May 2015Thus, become a widely distribut...

  11. Introduction of the chairman of the 5th International Conference Movement and Health 2007

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    2007-01-01

    Dear colleagues!One of the basic conceptual problems after the establishment of the Faculty of Physical Culture at Palacký University was the overall aim of its activities. With regards to the current problems of society, to problems associated with the physical, psychological, and social health of the current population, and to means, which we have at our disposal in our profession, the aim, expressed as the connection of two concepts, known as "movement and health" was accepted. This...

  12. Work in Unity for the Future Remarks at the Fourth G20 Summit%同心协力共创未来在二十国集团领导人第四次峰会上的讲话

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    Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Dear Colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to attend the fourth G20 Summit in Toronto and discuss with you the important subject of promoting full recovery of the world economy. Let me begin by thanking Prime Minister Harper and the Canadian Government for their active efforts and thoughtful arrangements for this meeting. I also wish to take this opportunity to express thanks to all of you for giving valuable support and assistance to Expo 2010 Shanghai.

  13. Superintegrable deformations of the KC and HO potentials on curved spaces

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    Latini, D.; Ragnisco, O.

    2016-09-01

    This is a paper written to celebrate the 70th birthday of our dear colleague Gaetano Vilasi where we collect some recent results about a couple of maximally superintegrable systems. Both the classical and the quantum version will be considered, and the corresponding solution techniques will be illustrated: namely, the spectrum generating algebra (SGA) for the classical systems and the shape invariance potentials approach (SIP) for the quantum case.

  14. From the Editor

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    2012-01-01

    Dear readers of intWOJDEWelcome to the first issue of the Women Online Journal of Distance Education, intWOJDE,an online publication in Eskisehir, Turkey.The intWOJDE reflects that the disciplines of Women position, benefits, advantages anddisadvantages in Distance Education/Learning, Open Learning areas are interdependentwith one another, as education and technology increasingly affects our system, students,colleagues, distance educators, administrators, researchers and our own professionalp...

  15. "My Colleagues Wear Blinkers. . . If They Were Trained, They Would Understand Better". Reflections on Teacher Education on Inclusion in Cyprus

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    Symeonidou, Simoni; Phtiaka, Helen

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses fundamental theoretical issues in relation to education on inclusion. These issues inform core decisions about initial teacher education courses and in-service teacher-training programmes on inclusion. International and local discussions and research in this area formed the background for the design and implementation of a…

  16. Validation of a German version of the Ethical Leadership at Work questionnaire by Kalshoven and colleagues (2011

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    Full Text Available The present study evaluates the psychometric properties of a German version of the Ethical Leadership at Work questionnaire (ELW-D, and further embeds the construct of ethical leadership within its nomological network. Confirmatory factor analyses based on the total sample of N = 363 employees support the assumed seven-factor structure of the German translation. Within a sub-sample of N = 133, the ELW-D shows positive correlations with related leadership behaviors (transformational leadership, contingent reward, and servant leadership, and negative correlations with destructive ones (passive leadership, autocratic leadership, and abusive supervision, approving convergent validity of the scale. Comparisons of correlated correlation coefficients reveal restrictions of its discriminant validity. In support of the criterion-related validity (N = 100, the ELW-D relates to work-related attitudes (e.g., job satisfaction, satisfaction with the leader, trust in the leader and follower behaviors (e.g., extra effort, organizational citizenship behavior in the way expected. Besides, ELW-D-dimensions show incremental validity over and above the Ethical Leadership Scale, emphasizing the added value of this questionnaire.

  17. Learning a novel technique to identify possible melanomas: are Australian general practitioners better than their U.K. colleagues?

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Spectrophotometric intracutaneous analysis (SIAscopy™ is a multispectral imaging technique that is used to identify 'suspicious' (i.e. potentially malignant pigmented skin lesions for further investigation. The MoleMate™ system is a hand-held scanner that captures SIAscopy™ images that are then classified by the clinician using a computerized diagnostic algorithm designed for the primary health care setting. The objectives of this study were to test the effectiveness of a computer program designed to train health care workers to identify the diagnostic features of SIAscopy™ images and compare the results of a group of Australian and a group of English general practitioners (GPs. Methods Thirty GPs recruited from the Perth (Western Australia metropolitan area completed the training program at a workshop held in March 2008. The accuracy and speed of their pre- and post-test scores were then compared with those of a group of 18 GPs (including 10 GP registrars who completed a similar program at two workshops held in Cambridge (U.K. in March and April, 2007. Results The median test score of the Australian GPs improved from 79.5% to 86.5% (median increase 5.5%; p Conclusion Most of the SIAscopy™ features can be learnt to a reasonable degree of accuracy with this brief computer training program. Although the Australian GPs scored higher in the pre-test, both groups had similar levels of accuracy and speed in interpreting the SIAscopy™ features after completing the program. Scores were not affected by previous dermoscopy experience or dermatology training, which suggests that the MoleMate™ system is relatively easy to learn.

  18. Connecting, Supporting, Colliding: The Work-Based Interactions of Young LGBQ-Identifying Workers and Older Queer Colleagues

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    Willis, Paul

    2010-01-01

    While attention has been given to older employees' experiences of sexuality-based discrimination and harassment, this paper explores young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer identifying employees' (18-26 years old) accounts of working with queer coworkers and managers in Australian workplaces. Two sets of relationships are evidenced and discussed:…

  19. Influence of experience and qualification on PET-based target volume delineation. When there is no expert - ask your colleague

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    Doll, C.; Grosu, A.L.; Nestle, U. [University Medical Center Freiburg, Radiation Oncology Department, Freiburg/Breisgau (Germany); Duncker-Rohr, V. [University Medical Center Freiburg, Radiation Oncology Department, Freiburg/Breisgau (Germany); Ortenau Clinical Center Offenburg, Radiation Oncology Department, Offenburg (Germany); Ruecker, G. [University of Freiburg, Institute of Medical Biometry und Medical Informatics, Freiburg (Germany); Mix, M. [University Medical Center Freiburg, Nuclear Medicine Department, Freiburg (Germany); MacManus, M. [University of Melbourne, The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, Melbourne (Australia); Ruysscher, D. de [University Hospital Leuven/KU Leuven, Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuven (Belgium); Vogel, W. [Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Eriksen, J.G. [Odense University Hospital, Department of Oncology, Odense (Denmark); Oyen, W. [Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Nijmegen (Netherlands); Weber, W. [University Medical Center Freiburg, Nuclear Medicine Department, Freiburg (Germany); Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Radiology/Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service, New York (United States)

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    The integration of positron emission tomography (PET) information for target volume delineation in radiation treatment planning is routine in many centers. In contrast to automatic contouring, research on visual-manual delineation is scarce. The present study investigates the dependency of manual delineation on experience and qualification. A total of 44 international interdisciplinary observers each defined a [{sup 18}F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET based gross tumor volume (GTV) using the same PET/CT scan from a patient with lung cancer. The observers were ''experts'' (E; n = 3), ''experienced interdisciplinary pairs'' (EP; 9 teams of radiation oncologist (RO) + nuclear medicine physician (NP)), ''single field specialists'' (SFS; n = 13), and ''students'' (S; n = 10). Five automatic delineation methods (AM) were also included. Volume sizes and concordance indices within the groups (pCI) and relative to the experts (eCI) were calculated. E (pCI = 0.67) and EP (pCI = 0.53) showed a significantly higher agreement within the groups as compared to SFS (pCI = 0.43, p = 0.03, and p = 0.006). In relation to the experts, EP (eCI = 0.55) showed better concordance compared to SFS (eCI = 0.49) or S (eCI = 0.47). The intermethod variability of the AM (pCI = 0.44) was similar to that of SFS and S, showing poorer agreement with the experts (eCI = 0.35). The results suggest that interdisciplinary cooperation could be beneficial for consistent contouring. Joint delineation by a radiation oncologist and a nuclear medicine physician showed remarkable agreement and better concordance with the experts compared to other specialists. The relevant intermethod variability of the automatic algorithms underlines the need for further standardization and optimization in this field. (orig.) [German] Die Daten aus der Positronenemissionstomographie (PET) werden in vielen Kliniken routinemaessig zur Zielvolumendefinition bei der Bestrahlungsplanung verwendet. Im Gegensatz zur automatischen Konturierung wird die visuell-manuellen Konturierung nur unzureichend beforscht. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht den Einfluss von Erfahrung und Qualifikation auf die manuelle Konturierung. Insgesamt 44 internationale interdisziplinaere Untersucher konturierten jeweils ein [{sup 18}F]Fluordesoxyglukose(FDG)-PET-basiertes makroskopisches Tumorvolumen (''gross tumor volume'', GTV) anhand desselben PET-/CT-Scans eines Patienten mit Lungenkarzinom. Die Untersucher waren sog. Experten (E; n = 3), erfahrene interdisziplinaere Zweierteams aus Strahlentherapeut und Nuklearmediziner(EP; n = 9), einzelne Fachaerzte des Behandlungsfelds (SFS; n = 13) und Studenten (S; n = 10). Ferner wurden 5 automatische Konturierungsmethoden (AM) ebenfalls angewendet. Die Groesse der Volumina und die Konkordanzindizes innerhalb der Gruppen (pCI) und relativ zu den Experten (eCI) wurden berechnet. E (pCI = 0,67) und EP (pCI = 0,53) zeigten eine signifikant hoehere Uebereinstimmung innerhalb der Gruppen im Vergleich zu SFS (pCI = 0,43, p = 0,03 und p = 0,006). Relativ zu E zeigte EP (eCI = 0,55) eine bessere Uebereinstimmung verglichen mit SFS (eCI = 0,49) oder S (eCI = 0,47). Die Intermethodenvariabilitaet von AM (pCI = 0,44) war aehnlich der von SFS und S, zeigte aber eine geringere Uebereinstimmung mit E (eCI = 0,35). Die Ergebnisse legen nahe, dass interdisziplinaere Kooperation fuer konsistentes Konturieren vorteilhaft sein kann. Eine gemeinsame Konturierung durch einen Strahlentherapeuten und einen Nuklearmediziner zeigte einen beachtlichen Konsens und eine bessere Uebereinstimmung mit den Experten im Vergleich zu anderen Fachaerzten. Eine relevante Intermethodenvariabilitaet der automatischen Algorithmen verdeutlicht die Notwendigkeit weiterer Standardisierung und Optimierung auch auf diesem Gebiet. (orig.)

  20. How Have I Come to Recognise and Develop My Talents Which Are My Gift to My Colleagues and Pupils

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    2016-01-01

    Using a Living Theory approach to action research I explore "Gifts, Talents and Education" by considering what my "unique talent" is, and I use my response as a lens through which to examine literature on the subject and my own professional and personal experience. I have used narratives, written over time, as data to which I…

  1. The Asymmetrical Relationship with Respondents and Local Colleagues - Some Points on the Art of Doing Field Work

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    Wangel, Arne

    2003-01-01

    While the epistemological aspects of cross-cultural research are extensively discussed in general terms by ethnographers and other social scientists, little attention is paid to the specific patterns of interests and expectations involved. Drawing upon previous field work in Malaysia and also upon...

  2. New combinations for ergot species described under their anamorphic names by S. Pažoutová and colleagues

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    Kolařík, Miroslav

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 67, č. 2 (2015), s. 135-136. ISSN 1211-0981 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA13-00788S Institutional support: RVO:61388971 Keywords : Claviceps * Sphacelia * nomenclature Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  3. Emotions that Experienced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers Feel about Their Students, Their Colleagues and Their Work

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    Cowie, Neil

    2011-01-01

    This study examines what contribution emotions make to the professional lives of experienced EFL teachers. Interviews with EFL teachers working in Tokyo universities revealed that the teachers had very positive feelings of emotional warmth regarding students, which they expressed through their identity as carers and moral guides. On the other…

  4. A Call for Mathematics Education Colleagues and Stakeholders to Collaboratively Engage with NCTM: In Response to Martin's Commentary

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    Briars, Diane J.; Larson, Matt; Strutchens, Marilyn E.; Barnes, David

    2015-01-01

    In his commentary "The Collective Black and 'Principles to Actions,'" Martin (2015) offers a thought-provoking critique of "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All" (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM], 2014). Martin (2015) states that the mathematics education community, in general, and the…

  5. The use of psychoactive substances by female Egyptian university students, compared with their male colleagues on selected items.

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    Soueif, M I; Hannourah, M A; Darweesh, Z A; el-Sayed, A M; Yunis, F A; Taha, H S

    1987-05-01

    A standardized questionnaire, with satisfactory retake item reliabilities and well established validities, was administered to a representative sample of female university students (N = 2366), drawn from Cairo and Ein-Shams Universities, both located in Greater Cairo. Results, relevant to demographic and drug related items, are presented. Where meaningful, comparisons are made with previously published corresponding data obtained on male university students. Among the interesting findings are the following: Female students, compared with males, had better educated parents with jobs higher on social prestige hierarchy. But more boys than girls had personal sources of income and, relatively, big amounts of pocket money. Very few girls smoked cigarettes and used natural narcotics. Tranquilizers and hypnotics were taken by, almost, equal percentages of both sexes. But stimulants were consumed by more boys. Girls did not start experimentation with narcotics before the age of 16, whereas boys began such experimentation before reaching 12 years of age. Girls tried alcohol much more than they experimented with any other psychoactive substance. Among girls as well as boys we found a measurable trend for users to be more exposed than nonusers to what we call 'drug culture'. In the case of girls, close relatives have more weight than personal friends as sources of information about drugs. For boys, it is the opposite. Similarities as well as disparities were discussed and implications were emphasized. PMID:3496200

  6. Influence of experience and qualification on PET-based target volume delineation. When there is no expert - ask your colleague

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    The integration of positron emission tomography (PET) information for target volume delineation in radiation treatment planning is routine in many centers. In contrast to automatic contouring, research on visual-manual delineation is scarce. The present study investigates the dependency of manual delineation on experience and qualification. A total of 44 international interdisciplinary observers each defined a [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET based gross tumor volume (GTV) using the same PET/CT scan from a patient with lung cancer. The observers were ''experts'' (E; n = 3), ''experienced interdisciplinary pairs'' (EP; 9 teams of radiation oncologist (RO) + nuclear medicine physician (NP)), ''single field specialists'' (SFS; n = 13), and ''students'' (S; n = 10). Five automatic delineation methods (AM) were also included. Volume sizes and concordance indices within the groups (pCI) and relative to the experts (eCI) were calculated. E (pCI = 0.67) and EP (pCI = 0.53) showed a significantly higher agreement within the groups as compared to SFS (pCI = 0.43, p = 0.03, and p = 0.006). In relation to the experts, EP (eCI = 0.55) showed better concordance compared to SFS (eCI = 0.49) or S (eCI = 0.47). The intermethod variability of the AM (pCI = 0.44) was similar to that of SFS and S, showing poorer agreement with the experts (eCI = 0.35). The results suggest that interdisciplinary cooperation could be beneficial for consistent contouring. Joint delineation by a radiation oncologist and a nuclear medicine physician showed remarkable agreement and better concordance with the experts compared to other specialists. The relevant intermethod variability of the automatic algorithms underlines the need for further standardization and optimization in this field. (orig.)

  7. Introduction on Processing Phonograph Cylinders Recorded by Leoš Janáček and his Colleagues

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    Brno : Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i, 2012 - (Procházková, J.), s. 13-18 ISBN 978-80-87112-63-2 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP409/10/2412 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90580513 Keywords : Leoš Janáček * sound recordings of folksong Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  8. Dear Mr. Charles Darwin... Dear Mr. Fritz Müller: from the correspondence between the evolutionary and the naturalistic evidences to characterize the writing in science and in teaching science

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Characterize the roles of writing in the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge from an analysis of the interlocution, by correspondence, between Charles Darwin and Fritz Müller, and with this, identify the evidences to problematize its exercise in science teaching at school was the aim in this research. For this, we did the reading; the examination of the letters content exchanged for the evolutionist and for the naturalist, during the years 1865-82, the selection of extracts and, based on categories by the epistemologist Polish Fleck, we discussed some relations among the writing practice by the scientist with the aims of this same practice for the apprehending, elaboration and communication of scientific knowledge by the student, in science teaching at school.

  9. Dear Professor Dyson twenty years of correspondence between Freeman Dyson and undergraduate students on science, technology, society and life

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    Freeman Dyson has designed nuclear reactors and bomb-powered spacecraft; he has studied the origins of life and the possibilities for the long-term future; he showed quantum mechanics to be consistent with electrodynamics and started cosmological eschatology; he has won international recognition for his work in science and for his work in reconciling science to religion; he has advised generals and congressional committees. An STS (Science, Technology, Society) curriculum or discussion group that engages topics such as nuclear policies, genetic technologies, environmental sustainability, the role of religion in a scientific society, and a hard look towards the future, would count itself privileged to include Professor Dyson as a class participant and mentor. In this book, STS topics are not discussed as objectified abstractions, but through personal stories. The reader is invited to observe Dyson's influence on a generation of young people as they wrestle with issues of science, technology, society, life in g...

  10. Dear Mama: Why Don't They Love Me Anymore? NCME Measurement in Education, Vol. 6, No. 4, Fall 1975.

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    In this speech given at the 1976 annual breakfast of the National Council on Measurement in Education Dr. Thomas J. Fitzgibbon, outgoing president of NCME, responds to critics of standardized testing and outlines the correct uses for it. He believes that many criticisms of standardized testing are due to misunderstanding or a lack of information.…

  11. A friend request from dear old dad: associations between parent-child social networking and adolescent outcomes.

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    Coyne, Sarah M; Padilla-Walker, Laura M; Day, Randal D; Harper, James; Stockdale, Laura

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between parent-child social networking, connection, and outcomes for adolescents. Participants (491 adolescents and their parents) completed a number of questionnaires on social networking use, feelings of connection, and behavioral outcomes. Social networking with parents was associated with increased connection between parents and adolescents. Feelings of connection then mediated the relationship between social networking with parents and behavioral outcomes, including higher prosocial behavior and lower relational aggression and internalizing behavior. Conversely, adolescent social networking use without parents was associated with negative outcomes, such as increased relational aggression, internalizing behaviors, delinquency, and decreased feelings of connection. These results indicate that although high levels of social networking use may be problematic for some individuals, social networking with parents may potentially strengthen parent-child relationships and then lead to positive outcomes for adolescents. PMID:23845157

  12. "Dear Tupac, You Speak to Me": Recruiting Hip Hop as Curriculum at a School for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

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    Hallman, Heidi L.

    2009-01-01

    This article provides a rich representation of how in-school practices that recruit students' "out-of-school" literacies, such as hip hop, can be used as critical bridges in students' learning. Hip hop, conceptualized in this article as an "out-of-school" literacy, works as a vehicle for curricular change at Eastview School for Pregnant and…

  13. Bladder Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence

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    2009-01-01

      "nIn the name of God. Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, it is a great honor to be here. Bladder dysfunction is serious enough to seek serious help. If you may know I am working in a private clinic which it is impossible to follow the patients so this lecture is based on unusual and rare cases who came to me. Bladder dysfunction (BD) is common among 30% of young and old people who are suffering from it, however it is more common in old ages. According to a research, women ...

  14. Letter to European Science Foundation

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    Full Text Available Département de Linguistique AppliquéeEt de Didactique des languesDirecteur : Claude Springerhttp://dladl.u-strasbg.fr Dr. Rüdiger KleinEUROCORES Programme CoordinatorEuropean Science Foundation1, quai Lezay MarnésiaBP 90015F-67080 Strasbourg Cedex Strasbourg, le 22 mai 2006 Dear colleague, The Editorial Board of the journal ALSIC (Apprentissage des langues et système d’information et de communication which comprises 45 people from universities in 9 different countries was astonished to note...

  15. 2014 European School of High-Energy Physics

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    2014-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the 2014 European School of High-Energy Physics. Details can be found here. The School will be held in the Netherlands from 18 June to 1 July 2014. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 21 FEBRUARY 2014. The lectures will cover a broad range of HEP topics at a level suitable for students working towards a PhD in experimental particle physics. Note that, as indicated on the website, one or two students from developing countries could be considered for financial support.

  16. 2014 European School of High-Energy Physics

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    Dear Colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the 2014 European School of High-Energy Physics. Details can be found here. The School will be held in the Netherlands from 18 June to 1 July 2014. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 14 FEBRUARY 2014. The lectures will cover a broad range of HEP topics at a level suitable for students working towards a PhD in experimental particle physics. Note that, as indicated on the website, one or two students from developing countries could be considered for financial support.

  17. Introduction of the first dean of the Faculty of Physical Culture

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    2010-01-01

    Dear colleagues! We are honored by your visit to our Faculty of Physical Culture on the occasion of our traditional "Movement and Health" conference. Interestingly, it has only been twenty years since our faculty was established. The answer to the question of whether this time is long or short, is very relative. It depends on the quality of work and the quantity of success achieved. Although the activities of our faculty are aimed in various directions, one idea is common for all – our genera...

  18. Doctor Honoris Causa Acceptance Speech, University of Caen, 2007

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    2009-01-01

    It is with deep appreciation and humility that I accept this great honor, the Doctor Honoris Causa, from the historic and triumphant University of Caen. I regret that I cannot be with you in person to accept this degree, and thank my dear friend and colleague, Alice Mills, for saying a few words of thanks for me. To be honored by an esteemed French university for the work that I have done in the field of African American literature goes far beyond what I would have imagined for myself in 1975...

  19. Doctor Honoris Causa Acceptance Speech, University of Caen, 2007

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    Full Text Available It is with deep appreciation and humility that I accept this great honor, the Doctor Honoris Causa, from the historic and triumphant University of Caen. I regret that I cannot be with you in person to accept this degree, and thank my dear friend and colleague, Alice Mills, for saying a few words of thanks for me.To be honored by an esteemed French university for the work that I have done in the field of African American literature goes far beyond what I would have imagined for myself in 1975,...

  20. 78 FR 63219 - International Conference on Harmonisation; Draft Guidance on Elemental Impurities; Availability

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    ... CONTACT: Regarding the guidance: John Kauffman, CDER, Food and Drug Administration, 1114 Market St., DPA... Health, Labour, and Welfare; the Japanese Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association; CDER and CBER,...

  1. 76 FR 38187 - International Conference on Harmonisation; Draft Guidance on Q11 Development and Manufacture of...

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    ... Communication, Outreach and Development (HFM-40), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and... Christopher Joneckis, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-25), Food and Drug...

  2. Sylvestre Catin (1969 – 2016)

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    Our dear colleague and friend, Sylvestre, has gone suddenly from our lives leaving us in great sadness and disbelief.    His kindness has touched us all in different ways. Sylvestre was always there for us, sorting out our informatics issues in his usual calm, friendly and professional manner.  His laugh and smile will always be with us and he will remain in our hearts. His colleagues and friends We deeply regret to announce the death of Sylvestre Catin on 2 April 2016. Sylvestre Catin, who was born on 12 August 1969, worked in the BE department and had been at CERN since 13 March 2000. The Director-General has sent a message of condolence to his family on behalf of the CERN personnel. Social Affairs
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  3. Ludwig Tauscher (1939-2008)

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    2008-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, It is with deep sorrow and regret that we inform you that our colleague and friend Ludwig Tauscher passed away on Sunday 23 November after a heart attack. Ludwig studied physics at the University of Heidelberg, where he obtained his PhD in 1966. After several postdoctoral appointments at the MPI Heidelberg, and the Universities of Konstanz and Karlsruhe, he joined the University of Basel, where he became Professor of Physics in 1985. Ludwig devoted his entire professional life to teaching and experimental physics. He arrived at CERN in the early seventies, where he performed several experiments at the SC and at the PS, studying exotic atoms with various probes such as μ-, π-, K-, and Σ-. In the early eighties he searched for the production of nucleon-antinucleon bound states at the PS, a subject that was the main motivation for the construction of the LEAR storage ring. At LEAR he studied neutral meson productio...

  4. Chitosan-supported Borohydride Reducing Agent

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    2001-01-01

    A new chitosan-supported borohydride reducing reagent (CBER) was prepared by treatment of KBH4 with the resin of chitosan derivative, which was first synthesized fiom the reaction of cross-linked chitosan microsphere with glycidyl trimethylammonium chloride. CBER could reduce aromatic carbonyl compound to corresponding alcohol.

  5. Additional Evidence Is Needed to Recommend Acquiring a Dog to Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Response to Wright and Colleagues

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    Crossman, Molly K.; Kazdin, Alan E.

    2016-01-01

    Caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder are vulnerable to overstated benefits of interventions, and such overstatements are common with interventions involving animals. This response to Wright, Hall, Hames, Hardmin, Mills, the Paws Team, and Mills' (2015) article, "Acquiring a Pet Dog Significantly Reduces Stress of Primary…

  6. Concerning the Use of Western Medical Terms to Represent Traditional Chinese Medical Concepts ——Answer to Prof. XIE and His Colleagues

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    Nigel Wiseman

    2006-01-01

    This paper strongly rejects the notion that the use of biomedical terms to represent traditional Chinese medical concepts is helpful to the internationalization of Chinese medicine. It further argues that translation for this term is unsatisfactory, because (1) the clinical reference is not identical, (2) it introduces the concepts of "conjunctiva" and "inflammation", which are not Chinese medical concepts, and (3) destroys the Chinese medical concepts "wind" and "fire" expressed in the Chinese, which reflect the way the disease is traditionally diagnosed and treated. While for English readers not familiar with Chinese medicine, "acute conjunctivitis" may be immediately intelligible, for those seeking a deep understanding of the subject, the literal translation (loan translation) "wind-fire eye" is much more helpful. This paper supports these arguments with numerous other examples.

  7. A re-examination of the life and work of A.F.G. Kerr and of his colleagues and friends

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    Parnell, J. A. N.; Pilla, F.; Simpson, D. A.;

    2015-01-01

    Arthur Francis George Kerr's life is reviewed and related to a previously published account. Kerr's collecting activity is analysed using an expanded version of the Thai Biogeography Group's database of collections. 8,666 of the total 48,970 collections are Kerr's and 3,178 are those of his colle...

  8. Collegiate Connections: Developing the Next Generation of Music Teachers: Sample Music Education Association Programs that Promote the Profession and Prepare Future Colleagues

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    Councill, Kimberly H.; Brewer, Wesley D.; Burrack, Frederick; Juchniewicz, Jay

    2013-01-01

    Although the influence of the school music teacher in a student's decision to pursue an undergraduate music education degree is well documented, little is known about the contribution that state music education associations (MEAs) may make toward a student's decision to major in a music-related field. Data do suggest that students'…

  9. Influence of experience and qualification on PET-based target volume delineation. When there is no expert--ask your colleague

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    Doll, C; Duncker-Rohr, V; Rücker, G;

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The integration of positron emission tomography (PET) information for target volume delineation in radiation treatment planning is routine in many centers. In contrast to automatic contouring, research on visual-manual delineation is scarce. The present study investigates...... observers were "experts" (E; n = 3), "experienced interdisciplinary pairs" (EP; 9 teams of radiation oncologist (RO) + nuclear medicine physician (NP)), "single field specialists" (SFS; n = 13), and "students" (S; n = 10). Five automatic delineation methods (AM) were also included. Volume sizes and...

  10. NeuronDepot: Keeping your colleagues in sync by combining modern cloud storage services, the local file system, and simple web applications

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Neuroscience today deals with a data deluge derived from the availability of high-throughput sensors of brain structure and brain activity, and increased computational resources for detailed simulations with complex output. We report here (1 a novel approach to data sharing between collaborating scientists that brings together file system tools and cloud technologies, (2 a service implementing this approach, called NeuronDepot, and (3 an example application of the service to a complex use case in the neurosciences. The main drivers for our approach are to facilitate collaborations with a transparent, automated data flow that shields scientists from having to learn new tools or data structuring paradigms. Using NeuronDepot is simple: one-time data assignment from the originator and cloud based syncing – thus making experimental and modeling data available across the collaboration with minimum overhead. Since data sharing is cloud based, our approach opens up the possibility of using new software developments and hardware scalabitliy which are associated with elastic cloud computing. We provide an implementation that relies on existing synchronization services and is usable from all devices via a reactive web interface. We are motivating our solution by solving the practical problems of the GinJang project, a collaboration of three universities across eight time zones with a complex workflow encompassing data from electrophysiological recordings, imaging, morphological reconstructions, and simulations.

  11. Queridos Padres: En Los Estados Unidos...La Escuela es Nuestra Tambien (Dear Parents: In the United States...It's Our School Too).

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    Nicolau, Siobhan; Ramos, Carmen Lydia

    This guidebook for Hispanic parents advises that children's success in school may depend on the home environment during the formative years. Hispanic youth drop out of school at a rate of 40 percent; 25 percent of those who graduate are not qualified for good jobs. In Latin American countries, parents are expected to leave education to the…

  12. Identifying Housing and Meteorological Conditions Influencing Residential Air Exchange Rates in the DEARS and RIOPA Studies: Development of Distributions for Human Exposure Modeling

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    Appropriate prediction of residential air exchange rate (AER) is important for estimating human exposures in the residential microenvironment, as AER drives the infiltration of outdoor-generated air pollutants indoors. AER differences among homes may result from a number of fact...

  13. “DO NOT BELIEVE IT, DEAR READER”: UPON THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE SHORT STORIES 'VÁRIAS HISTÓRIAS'

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    Full Text Available Additions and corrections of the attributed chronology of the short stories of Várias histórias, proposed by Galante de Sousa (1955, and since then transmitted without changes for several sources.

  14. Dear guests of the XXII Pärnu Film Festival = Head XXII Pärnu Filmifestivali külalised! / Toomas Hendrik Ilves

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    2008-01-01

    Vabariigi President tervitab Eesti üht vanimat kultuurifestivali, mille algatajaks oli president Lennart Meri. Vt. samas Ants Liiguse foto: The President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves visiting the famous song maker Virve Köster on Kihnu island = President Toomas Hendrik Ilves külas Virve Kösteril Kihnus

  15. The Dear Green Place ? Régénération urbaine, redéfinition identitaire et polarisation spatiale à Glasgow - 1979-1990.

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    Glasgow was one of the first cities in Great-Britain to place the arts and culture at the heart of its economic and social urban regeneration policy in order to move from an industrial economy to a service and tourism-led economy and to recreate a positive image that would lure investment and people. This research aims at demonstrating that this process of economic, social and urban regeneration, which took momentum during Margaret Thatcher's term as British Prime Minister between 1979 and 19...

  16. Message from the Director-General

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    Dear Colleagues, It is with great sadness that I have to announce the accidental death on the 25 October of our colleague, José Pereira Lages, who worked for the company DBS. The team to which Mr Pereira Lages belonged was positioning an electrical switchgear cabinet, weighing 1200kg, on its support in the LHC tunnel. For reasons as yet unknown, the cabinet slipped on its support and fell on him. CERN's emergency services were on the scene immediately, but were unfortunately unable to help. The operation being undertaken was a common one, and Mr Pereira Lages had a reputation as one of the best forklift truck operators at CERN. Three enquiries were immediately opened: one led by CERN's security commission, a second by the Geneva works inspectorate and the third by the Geneva police. All work of a similar nature at CERN was stopped until further notice. To express sympathy with the victim's family and with his colleagues, transport and handling work was postponed until after a 24-hour period of respect....

  17. Information for pensioners

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    2004-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, Many of you have accepted the Director-General's invitation to the fête on October 15. We are very pleased to be able to welcome all those who have replied to this invitation. The meeting will take place in the Main Auditorium and will be transmitted by television to the Council Chamber and to the four meeting rooms of bldg. 40 (40-S2-A01, 40-S2-B01, 40-SS-C01, 40-SS-D01). It will start promptly at 9 a.m. and we ask you to come very early so that all may find their seats in the various rooms. The reception offered by the Director-General will take place in bldg. 40 at around 12 o'clock. Ph. Bernard Chairman, GAC Committee

  18. First Flavor-Tagged Determination of Bounds on Mixing-Induced CP Violation in Bs -> J/psi phi Decays

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    2007-01-01

    This Letter describes the first determination of bounds on the CP-violation parameter 2*beta_s using Bs decays in which the flavor of the bottom meson at production is identified. The result is based on approximately 2,000 Bs -> J/psi phi decays reconstructed in a 1.35 fb-1 data sample collected with the CDF II detector using p-bar p collisions produced at the Fermilab Tevatron. We report confidence regions in the two-dimensional space of 2*beta_s and the decay-width difference Delta-Gamma. Assuming the standard model predictions of 2*beta_s and Delta-Gamma, the probability of a deviation as large as the level of the observed data is 15%, corresponding to 1.5 Gaussian standard deviations. Dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and colleague, Michael P. Schmidt.

  19. Vote for your favorite tourist attraction on "Le Dauphiné Libéré"

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    Dear colleagues, During the summer, the French regional daily newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré has been inviting its readers to vote for their favourite tourist attraction (natural or otherwise) in the Bellegarde area and the Pays de Gex, and CERN is one of the nominees. This is a great opportunity for us to communicate directly with people living in the region, particularly those who have not yet had the chance to visit CERN, and who, thanks to this survey, might be curious to learn more about the Laboratory and pay us a visit. Remember, visits to CERN are free of charge all year round! We invite you to vote for CERN by clicking on this link: http://www.ledauphine.com/ain/2015/07/10/votez-pur-votre-site-prefere-dans-le-bassin-bellegardien-et-le-pays-de-gex. We’re counting on your votes! CERN Local Communication team

  20. AWAKENING TO THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES ONCE AGAIN

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Dear Colleagues and Friends:While it is with our great pleasure to welcome and greet you with a new issue of JSSER, we have been deeply saddened by the earthquake news from Van and terrorist attacks in Çukurca (of HakkariProvince over the past few weeks. Since our organization Association for Social Studies Education Research (ASSE and journal (JSSER focus on social issues such as citizenship, poverty, social and economic equality and justice, we see extreme poverty as an important issue in the developing world. Sadly, scenes like those in Van remind us of the impoverishment and dramatic inequalities that remain in the developed countries. We as Social Studies educators need to take more action and responsibility to educate and advocate people in our community and in the world to make poverty history

  1. Open Communication and Discussion Facilitate Reconciliation: The Maimonides Approach to Publication of Manduca’s Letter in The Lancet

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    Full Text Available [Extract] Dear Friends and Colleagues, In August of 2014, Manduca P et al. published “An open letter for the people in Gaza” in The Lancet. This letter was the response of those authors to their perspective of what was happening in Gaza during the summer-long conflict between Israel and Gaza. Israel was finally responding to years of bombardment from Gaza into civilian areas in the south of Israel. Two of the authors of the letters were known anti-Semites, and held connections with David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard in Louisiana and advocate of Nazism. Both these authors expressed sympathy and support for Duke’s rabidly anti-Jewish positions. In their letter they accused Israel’s medical community of complicity in committing terrible atrocities and even implied that chemical warfare was being used by Israel. ...

  2. ELECTIONS PENSION FUND 3rd candidate

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    ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE CERN EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH CAISSE DE PENSIONS / PENSION FUND Caisse de Pensions - ELECTIONS - Pension Fund This candidature has been duly registered and is hereby presented in accordance with paragraph 6.h of the Regulations for Elections to the Governing Board of the Pension Fund. Candidate : Name : Hauviller First Name : Claude Dear colleague of CERN and ESO, For the first time, I am standing and requesting your support to become a member of the Governing Board of our Pension Fund. CERN staff member since 1974, I have already carried elective mandates: I have been Delegate to the Staff Council and Member of the Senior Staff Consultative Committee (the Nine). For the majority of us, our Pension Fund is our only social provident scheme and source of retirement income; I believe I can usefully contribute to its successful management and help ensure its balance. Our Fund reaches its majority: soon, there will be more beneficiaries tha...

  3. ELECTIONS PENSION FUND CANDIDATE NR 3

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    ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE CERN EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH CAISSE DE PENSIONS / PENSION FUND Caisse de Pensions - ELECTIONS - Pension Fund This candidature has been duly registered and is hereby presented in accordance with paragraph 6.h of the Regulations for Elections to the Governing Board of the Pension Fund. Candidate : Name : HAUVILLER First Name : Claude Dear colleague of CERN and ESO, For the first time, I am standing and requesting your support to become a member of the Governing Board of our Pension Fund. CERN staff member since 1974, I have already carried elective mandates: I have been Delegate to the Staff Council and Member of the Senior Staff Consultative Committee (the Nine). For the majority of us, our Pension Fund is our only social provident scheme and source of retirement income; I believe I can usefully contribute to its successful management and help ensure its balance. Our Fund reaches its majority: soon, there will be more beneficiaries tha...

  4. 2015 European School of High-Energy Physics

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    Dear colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the 2015 European School of High-Energy Physics. Details can be found at: http://physicschool.web.cern.ch/PhysicSchool/ESHEP/ESHEP2015/default.html The School will be held in Bulgaria from 2-15 September 2015. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 8 May 2015. The lectures will cover a broad range of HEP topics at a level suitable for students working towards a PhD in experimental particle physics. Note that, as indicated on the website, one or two students from developing countries may be considered for the award of financial support. Nick Ellis (On behalf of the Organising Committee)

  5. 2015 European School of High-Energy Physics

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    2015-01-01

    Dear colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the 2015 European School of High-Energy Physics. Details can be found at:    http://physicschool.web.cern.ch/PhysicSchool/ESHEP/ESHEP2015/default.html   The School will be held in Bulgaria from 2-15 September 2015. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 8 May 2015 The lectures will cover a broad range of HEP topics at a level suitable for students working towards a PhD in experimental particle physics.  Note that, as indicated on the website, one or two students from developing countries may be considered for the award of financial support.   Nick Ellis (On behalf of the Organising Committee)

  6. The Director General withdraws its proposal to Council

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    Staff Association

    2015-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, The Staff Association and the CERN-ESO Pensioners’ Association want to let you know that they are deeply worried. Decisions taken by CERN Council at its latest closed sessions attracted our attention.  Since these sessions took place behind closed doors, without the presence of the Association, we had to investigate, crossing several sources of information. Result: The attitude of some delegations shocked us and fills us with indignation. Let us recall the facts: the Management's action plan to compensate for the soaring Swiss franc against the euro, did not reach a consensus among the Member States, forcing Management to withdraw it. Strange, when one considers that CERN was the only international organization based in Switzerland to come forward with such an initiative. On the contrary, Council is once again using the Pension Fund as a “scape goat”. It should be recalled here, that past decisions by CERN Council on the Fund's manag...

  7. Homage

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    Staff Association

    2013-01-01

     Michel BORGHINI  1934 - 2012   It was with deep sadness that we learnt, just before Christmas, of the sudden death of our dear friend and former colleague Michel Borghini. Michel was a staff member of CERN from October 1965 to January 1999. Senior physicist, distinguished expert in several areas, he was in regular contact with Carlo Rubbia, Nobel laureate in physics and former Director-General of CERN, and with Pierre Dariullat, former Director of Research.  Michel could have taken up a senior management position within the Organization. A founding member of the Senior Staff Advisory Committee, an advisory group of the Director-General, he understood the importance of dialogue to build a consensus that the various constituents of the CERN community, staff, users, Management and Member States, can support. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Staff Association for thirteen years, Vice-President for three years, then President for six years, u...

  8. Fund Raising for Haiti

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    Association du personnel

    2010-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, Following the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010, the CERN Management and the Staff Association are organizing a collection to help the victims. The money collected will be transferred to associations or bodies guaranteeing proper use of the funds, such as the Association Haïti Ecoles based in Cessy, which our Long Term Collections supported for several years. From today you can pay your donations into a special UBS account, indicating “Séisme Haïti” as the reason for payment . SWIFT : UBSWCHZH12B IBAN : CH85 0027 9279 HU10 6832 1 Account Holder : Association du personnel du CERN We are counting on the generosity of the CERN community to support the Haitian people at this very difficult time. Thank you on their behalf. Rolf Heuer Director-General Gianni Deroma President of the Staff Association

  9. Next Indefinite Contract review exercise

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    2013-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that the 2013 LD2IC exercise (selection process for the conversion of limited-duration contracts to indefinite contracts) was officially launched last week.  The vacancy notices for posts opened with a view to the award of indefinite contracts will be published on 9 August 2013 for a period of four weeks (until 8 September 2013). The CERN Contract Review Boards (candidate interviews) will be held between the end of September and mid-November. The LD to IC procedure, Frequently Asked Questions and a calendar for the exercise are now available in the Admin e-guide. In addition, general information sessions on the procedure will be organised for candidates on the following dates: Information on the location of these sessions will be provided in due course on the CERN announcements page. HR Department

  10. Director general presentation to personnel

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    2016-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, Many important discussions are scheduled for the upcoming Council Week (13-17 June) on topics including the Medium-Term Plan, the Pension Fund and other matters of great relevance to us.   I would therefore like to share the main outcome of the week with you and I invite you to join me and the Directors in the Main Auditorium at 10 a.m. on Thursday 23 June. The meeting will last about one hour and a webcast will also be available. Best regards, Fabiola Gianotti DG presentation to personnel Thursday 23 June at 10 am Main Auditorium Retransmission in Council Chamber, IT Auditorium, Kjell Jonhsen Auditorium, Prevessin 864-1-C02 Webcast on cern.ch/webcast More information on the event page.

  11. Public meeting

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    HR Department

    2010-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to invite you to a public meeting which will be held on Thursday 11 November 2010 at 2:30 p.m., in the Main Auditorium (welcome coffee from 2 p.m.) In this meeting Sigurd Lettow, Director for Administration and General Infrastructure will present the Management’s proposals towards restoring full funding of the Pension Fund. The meeting will follow discussions which took place with the Staff Association, at the Standing Concertation Committee (CCP) of 1 November 2010 and will be held with the Members States, at the Tripartite Employment Conditions Forum (TREF) of 4 November 2010. You will be able to attend this presentation in the Main Auditorium or via the webcast. The Management will also be available to reply to your questions on this subject. Best regards, Anne-Sylvie Catherin

  12. RH Department Information Meeting

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    HR Department

    2010-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, HR Department would like to invite you to an information meeting which will be held on Thursday 30 September 2010 at 9:30 am in the Main Auditorium (Building 500)* A welcome coffee will be available from 9:00 a.m. The presentation will cover the CERN Competency Model which consists of the technical and behavioral competencies that are intrinsic to our Organization and its application in the various HR processes. This presentation will be followed by a questions & answers session. We look forward to seeing you all on 30 September! Best regards, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Head, Human Resources Department *This meeting will be simultaneously retransmitted and thereafter available at the following address: http://webcast.cern.ch.

  13. Collection for Refugee and Migration Crisis

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    Rolf Heuer, Director-General,

    2015-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, In response to the current refugee and migration crisis, we are starting a collection today and we are calling on your generosity. The funds will be forwarded to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to respond to the humanitarian needs of the refugees and migrants, providing immediate and longer-term relief, including emergency medical care and basic health services, psychological support, temporary shelter, distribution of food & water and other urgently needed items. We hope that your contributions to the above-mentioned appeal will not prevent you from sparing a thought for them and doing whatever you can to help them. Bank account details for donations: Bank account holder: Association du personnel CERN - 1211 GENEVE 23 Account number: 279-HU106832.1 IBAN: CH85 0027 9279 HU10 6832 1 BIC:  UBSWCHZH80A Please mention: Refugee and Migration Crisis

  14. Next HR Department Public meeting

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    2012-01-01

      Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to invite you to the next public meeting organized by HR Department, which will take place on Monday 25 June at 14:30, for the first time in the Globe (in front of the Reception). The agenda will comprise of: ·         the recent staff member survey results ·         the Diversity at CERN ·         the Learning and Development Policy The first topic concerns, more specifically, staff members. All presentations will be made in English, however, we are pleased to inform you that a simultaneous interpretation in French is foreseen. Should you not be able to attend the meeting, it can also be followed via Webcast and the recording will be made available on Indico. Finally, subject to a favourable weather, refreshments...

  15. 75 FR 63189 - Draft Guidance for Industry on Investigational New Drug Applications-Determining Whether Human...

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    2010-10-14

    ..., Outreach and Development (HFM-40), Center for Biologics Evaluation Research (CBER), Food and Drug... for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-17), 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 200N, Rockville, MD...

  16. 78 FR 9702 - Draft Guidance for Industry on Immunogenicity Assessment for Therapeutic Protein Products...

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    2013-02-11

    ..., Outreach and Development (HFM-40), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and Drug... Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-17), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, suite...

  17. 76 FR 65735 - Draft Guidance for Industry: Implementation of Acceptable Abbreviated Donor History Questionnaire...

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    2011-10-24

    ... Communication, Outreach and Development (HFM- 40), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and... INFORMATION CONTACT: Tami Belouin, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-17), Food and...

  18. 76 FR 81510 - Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; the 510(k) Program...

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    2011-12-28

    ... Communication, Outreach and Development (HFM-40), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and...) Paradigm Guidance. FDA recognizes and supports efforts for global convergence of regulatory systems, and...

  19. A Framework for Content-based Retrieval of EEG with Applications to Neuroscience and Beyond*

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    Su, Kyungmin; Robbins, Kay A.

    2013-01-01

    This paper introduces a prototype framework for content-based EEG retrieval (CBER). Like content-based image retrieval, the proposed framework retrieves EEG segments similar to the query EEG segment in a large database.

  20. Editorial

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    Nilgün Başkal

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Dear Colleagues,It is my pleasure to observe that TurkJEM recently made a remarkable achievement in view of international recognition and academic acceptance. The outstanding development of Endocrinology in Turkey, as well as the scientific content of the official publication of Turkish Endocrinology and the easy access via electronic media increases the knowledge of our colleagues. TurkJEM will continue to progress due to its regular periodic publications, its quality and your growing interest and contributions. Interests and requests for archiving TurkJEM from international libraries is a highly encouraging development I would like to express my thanks to all, who has contributed to this important process with their invaluable inputs, to the editorial board members and our associate editors, who has meticulously assessed and reviewed the manuscripts, and to our publishing house Galenos, who sustains the printing quality of our journal. This issue includes a case report on primary hyperparathyroidism, original articles on type 2 diabetes, use of metformin in pregnancy, as well as interesting case reports on positive effects using topiramate on polycystic ovary syndrome, ocular myastenia gravis, thyroiditis, iron deficiency anemia combined with reactive hypoglycemia, and Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome combined with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. We hope that you will find this issue scientifically useful as well as enjoyable. With my highest regards,

  1. Editorial

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    Staff Association

    2011-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, Our public meetings (slides and video) which took place from 21st to 28th March 2011 have now ended. Overall several hundred of you attended and we sincerely thank you. This high attendance underlines the interest you show in the subjects discussed. The subject of the Pension Fund remains the most important one, with the second set of measures which aim to restore full funding. These measures concern the pension plan for staff recruited from 1st January 2012, as well as the transition measures for active staff who retire on or after the same date. At these public meetings the Staff Association announced its intention to organize a referendum at the beginning of April concerning this second stage. Indeed, the ideas put forward a that time (Echo no. 122 and Echo no. 121), are most unfavourable to our future colleagues, and we have pointed out to both the Management and TREF (tripartite forum for discussion between the Member States, Management, and the Staff Association) that they were unaccept...

  2. EDITORIAL

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    Staff Association

    2010-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, It was with satisfaction that the Staff Association learnt the results of the staff poll it organized from 12th to 19th November. Following a sustained information campaign over the past few weeks, we have all had the opportunity to say what we feel about the proposals that the Management will present to the Member States, for decision mid-December. Need we remind you that these proposals concern salaries, health insurance and pensions? We do not think so, and certainly not the 1435 colleagues who exercised their right to vote, i.e. 63% of all registered electors. A pleasing participation, and the results can only but encourage us to forge ahead. Yes, we have had to make certain choices for each of these subjects, which have not always been easy, especially for salaries. But your votes show that a large majority of you trust us to ensure that the end result is as satisfactory as possible. Thank you, it is just what we needed.   Do you approuve the posi...

  3. Nomenclatural corrections to the taxonomic revision of The Old World species of Boehmeria (Urticaceae, tribus Boehmeriae) by Wilmot-Dear and Friis (2013)

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    Wilmot-Dear, Christine Melanie; Friis, Ib; Govaerts, R. H. A.

    2014-01-01

    This nomenclatural note, a sequel to a recently published taxonomic revision of the Old World species of the genus Boehmeria (Urticaceae), establishes: (1) a holotype of B. maugeretii, synonym of taxon no. 8b in the revision (B. clidemioides var. diffusa), (2) B. 15 zollingeriana Wedd. var. blini......: Boehmeria amaranthus H. Lév., B. bodinieri H. Lév., B. cavaleriei H. Lév., B. martini H. Lév. and B. vanioitii H. Lév....

  4. New species in Old World Boehmeria (Urticaceae)

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    Wilmot-Dear, Christine Melanie; Friis, Ib; Thomas, Zarah

    2010-01-01

    Fire nye arter af slægten Boehmeria (Urticaceae) er nybeskrevet og navngivet: Boehmeria listeri Friis & Wilmot-Dear og B. manipurensis Friis & Wilmot-Dear, begge fra dem østlige del af Himalaya, B. leptostachya Friis & Wilmot-Dear fra Yunan i Kina, Thailan of den nordlige del af Sumatra, og B...

  5. Alexander SMIRNITSKIY 1951-2006

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    2006-01-01

    It is with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Alexandre Smirnitskiy, a talented Russian physicist well known and respected in the heavy ion community. Alexandre was a valued colleague, a dear friend, loving son, husband and father of two children. He died prematurely at the peak of his scientific career, just as his work was beginning to bear fruit. Alexandre’s career is inextricably tied to the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP, Russia) where he worked for 30 years. At ITEP he joined and co-authored a number of unique experiments studying collective phenomena in nuclear matter. This research had anticipated by nearly twenty years a number of the issues which are presently included in the nuclear program of the LHC. From the early 1990s, Alexandre Smirnitskiy dedicated his efforts to using gaseous detectors of parallel plate geometry for precise time-of-flight measurements of ionizing particles. He joined the ALICE collaboration with this idea, and the experi...

  6. PREFACE: International Conference on Structural Nano Composites (NANOSTRUC 2012)

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    Njuguna, James

    2012-09-01

    Dear Colleagues It is a great pleasure to welcome you to NanoStruc2012 at Cranfield University. The purpose of the 2012 International Conference on Structural Nano Composites (NanoStruc2012) is to promote activities in various areas of materials and structures by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, presentation of technical achievements and discussion of future directions. NanoStruc brings together an international community of experts to discuss the state-of-the-art, new research results, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications relevant to structural materials, engineering structures, nanocomposites, modelling and simulations, and their related application areas. The conference is split in 7 panel sessions, Metallic Nanocomposites and Coatings, Silica based Nanocomposites, safty of Nanomaterials, Carboin based Nanocomposites, Multscale Modelling, Bio materials and Application of Nanomaterials. All accepted Papers will be published in the IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), and included in the NanoStruc online digital library. The abstracts will be indexed in Scopus, Compedex, Inspec, INIS (International Nuclear Information System), Chemical Abstracts, NASA Astrophysics Data System and Polymer Library. Before ending this message, I would like to acknowledge the hard work, professional skills and efficiency of the team which ensured the general organisation. As a conclusion, I would like to Welcome you to the Nanostruc2012 and wish you a stimulating Conference and a wonderful time. On behalf of the scientific committee, Signature James Njuguna Conference Chair The PDF of this preface also contains committee listings and associates logos.

  7. CPT 2004 BRISBANE

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2000-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the National Organizing Committee I am delighted to invite you to CPT2004 which will be hosted by the Australian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology of IUPHAR. The South East Asian Western Pacific regional grouping of pharmacologists will be extensively involved. Major areas to be covered in an exciting scientific program will include drug discovery and development, the latest advances in therapeutic areas, clinical toxicology, pharmacogenomics, political and social pharmacology, education, quality use of medicines, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics. We will provide an outstanding social program and give your accompanying persons a personal welcome and sense of involvement. The 18th World Congress of the Intemational Society for Heart Research (ISHR) will be held at the same venue in Brisbane directly following CPT2004, and the programs will be coordinated to facilitate attendance at both meetings. Come to CPT2004 in Australia and enjoy our unique environment, and attractions that are as varied as skiing in August, Ulum (Ayers Rock) and the Great Barrier Reef. For any further enquiries, please contact: CPT2004 Secretariat, GPO Box 2609 Sydney NSW 2001 Australia Tel: +61-2-9241 1478 Fax: + 61-2-9521 3552 E-mail: reply@icmsaust. com. auIntemet: www. cpt @ icmsaust. com. au

  8. From discussion to dismay

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    Staff Association

    2011-01-01

    Dear colleagues, We are not at the end of our troubles concerning the pension conditions offered by the Organization. As is our wont, we had prepared an article explaining the details of our proposals, different from those of the Administration. Unfortunately, there is no longer time for explanations. The Director of Administration is now preparing to impose his proposals. Despite some improvements, they remain, for us, unjustified and unacceptable, and we shall demonstrate this. The Staff Council cannot accept this way of doing things and we will denounce it. We now expect the Director-General to take position and play his role as representative of the Member States towards the personnel and EQUALLY as the representative of the personnel towards these same Member States. We shall come back to this. So that things are clear, we invite you to attend one of the four public meetings listed below. Your opinion is important to us. We shall ask for your support in a referendum that will take place from Tuesday 10 M...

  9. CHARITY EVENT

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    STAFF ASSOCIATION

    2010-01-01

    Fund raising Pakistan     Dear Colleagues, Following the monsoon rains that have caused devastating flooding in Pakistan, taken the lives of more than 1500 people, displaced 20 million and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, CERN Management and the Staff Association are organizing a collection to help the victims of what UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has described as a disaster worse than any he has witnessed before. The money collected will be transferred equally to Caritas (www.caritas.ch) and to the Swiss Labour Assistance (www.sah.ch) guaranteeing proper use of the funds. From today you can pay your donations into a special UBS account, marking “Pakistan flooding” as the reason for payment.   BIC:        UBSWCHZH80A IBAN:    CH85 0027 9279 HU10 6832 1 Account number: 279-HU106832.1 Account Holder: Association du personnel CERN, 1211 GENEVA 23   Mr Ban went on to sa...

  10. Statement about UK referendum on the EU

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    2016-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, Many people have expressed their concerns about the consequences of the 23 June vote in the UK for CERN, and for the UK’s relationship with CERN. CERN is an intergovernmental organisation subject to its own treaty. We are not part of the European Union, and several of our Member States, including Switzerland, in which we are headquartered, are not EU Members. Britain’s membership of CERN is not affected by the UK electorate’s vote to leave the European Union. We look forward to continuing the very constructive relationship we have shared with the UK, one of our founding members, long into the future. CERN was founded on the principle of international collaboration, and our success over the years is built on that. We will continue to work proactively to encourage ever-greater international collaboration in particle physics, and to help ensure that the UK continues to play a very active role. UK nationals remain eligible for all categories of employment at CERN, a...

  11. Computer Security: “New_invoice.zip”

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    Stefan Lueders, Computer Security Team

    2015-01-01

    Thanks for reading this. But I wonder, what do you expect? Why did this generic title catch your interest? Of course, you might read our articles on a regular basis and it is the “Computer Security:” that brought you here. But still, was there anything else? You should stop reading here... unless you believe this text is meant for you. Or if you are curious. Or if you expect to learn something. Actually, that’s it. “New_invoice.zip” taught more than 40 people at CERN a lesson... the hard way.   “New_invoice.zip” was the name of an attachment to a rather blunt e-mail sent directly to many of our dear colleagues. Others received the e-mail via mailing lists like “it-dep”. The subject of the mail was “invoice” and its message read “Check the document” (see Image 1). The recipient list was vast and full of many different, not necessarily connected names. Clicking on t...

  12. Roberto Petronzio (1949 – 2016)

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    2016-01-01

    Our dear colleague Roberto Petronzio passed away on 28 July at the age of 67. He was a CERN fellow from 1977 until 1979, and then a staff member in the Theory division from 1980 until 1986. He played a significant role in our field as Professor at the University of Tor Vergata, as President of the INFN (2004-2011), and as a member of the CERN Council.   Roberto was a major contributor to the development of QCD. He was involved, among other projects, in the first complete calculation of the NLO anomalous dimensions, and in the resummation of soft gluon emission in partonic processes. He was also involved in the non-perturbative analysis of the theory. In particular, along with Cabibbo and Parisi, he was one of the first members of the APE collaboration, which managed to construct the famous series of supercomputers for numerical simulations. Together with Cabibbo and Martinelli, he proposed the use of lattice simulations to co...

  13. A word from the Spokesperson

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    Jenni, P

    Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to open the first ATLAS eNews. Many exciting things happen across the detector construction sites all over the ATLAS world and at CERN, as well as for the preparation of the computing and the physics analysis. With the ATLAS eNews we hope that progress, highlights, special events, and challenges can be shared informally and quickly within the full Collaboration. The ATLAS eNews are a challenge in itself. Of course we have no time to write articles, fighting with construction schedules and daily technical problems! But here we are... with a great idea for the benefit of all of us in ATLAS. Let's make it a success! Pippa Wells will be the chief editor of the ATLAS eNews, and I thank her warmly for setting up an attractive frame to make it easy to contribute news. As we have seen at the last Overview Week in sunny BNL, there is no doubt that more and more our common dreams of a very powerful LHC detector are becoming a reality, even though there are still plenty of hur...

  14. 2014 Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics

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    Nick Ellis, on behalf of the Organising Committee

    2014-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the 2014 Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics. Details can be found here. The second Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics, AEPSHEP2014, to be held in Puri, India, from 4 to 17 November 2014, is now open for applications (deadline 11 April 2014). AEPSHEP is held every second year, hosted in countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The first School in the series was held in Fukuoka, Japan in 2012. Applications to attend the School are invited particularly from students from countries in the Asia-Pacific region and from Europe, although applications from other regions will also be considered. The programme of the school will be at a level appropriate for PhD students in experimental particle physics. It is anticipated that students working on phenomenology (if not too far from experimental particle-physics) will also be accepted. The School is open to junior post-docs (typically less than two years after completing their PhD), an...

  15. Steve O'Neale 1948-2003

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    Charlton, D; Watkins, P

    ATLAS was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Steve O'Neale on 25 November 2003. Steve was a valued, even inimitable, member of the Birmingham particle physics group from the early 1970's. In his early career, he worked on a number of bubble chamber experiments, mainly using neutrino beams, and he was computing co-ordinator of the OPAL experiment for many years. For more than ten years Steve was also a member of the core ATLAS computing team at CERN, from where he made an unforgettable impact on the Collaboration. And what an impact, as a personality and colleague, as well as a highly esteemed professional, and not least for many as a dear friend. As a professional he brought to the project his deep knowledge and irreplaceable experience in particle physics software and computing. The computing landscape has changed radically over the period of Steve's activities in this field, and even over his time in ATLAS. It is remarkable how naturally Steve kept pace with these changes. It needed hi...

  16. An introduction to the mathematical theory of the Navier-Stokes equations

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    Galdi, Giovanni P

    1994-01-01

    Undoubtedly, the Navier-Stokes equations are of basic importance within the context of modern theory of partial differential equations. Although the range of their applicability to concrete problems has now been clearly recognised to be limited, as my dear friend and bright colleague K.R. Ra­ jagopal has showed me by several examples during the past six years, the mathematical questions that remain open are of such a fascinating and challenging nature that analysts and applied mathematicians cannot help being attracted by them and trying to contribute to their resolution. Thus, it is not a coincidence that over the past ten years more than seventy sig­ nificant research papers have appeared concerning the well-posedness of boundary and initial-boundary value problems. In this monograph I shall perform a systematic and up-to-date investiga­ tion of the fundamental properties of the Navier-Stokes equations, including existence, uniqueness, and regularity of solutions and, whenever the region of flow is unbou...

  17. Editorial

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    Staff Association

    2010-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, As the deadlines approach, the meetings of the Standing Concertation Committee between the Management and the staff representatives follow one after the other at a sustained rhythm. At our recent public meetings, we promised to come back to you with further information after the TREF meeting on 5th October. And a promise is a promise, so despite the little time we have in this frenzy of never-ending discussions, you will find below the latest information about the current negotiations. To get straight to the crux of the matter, we will not give you here the details of the proposals being discussed. Just a reminder: the five-yearly review (5YR) formally includes only salaries and health insurance. As far as pensions are concerned, in view of the financial bottomless pit and pressure by the active and retired staff in the spring, CERN Council has finally decided to take action as from 2011. Today, each separate subject is progressing at its own speed, but they are not evolving in the same w...

  18. 2016 Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics

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    2016-01-01

      Dear colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the 2016 Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics. Details can be found here.  The third Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics, AEPSHEP2016, to be held near Beijing, China, 12-25 October 2016, is open for applications (deadline 1st April 2016). AEPSHEP is held every second year, hosted in countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The first two schools in the series were held in Fukuoka, Japan, in 2012 and Puri, India, in 2014.  Applications to attend the school are invited particularly from students from countries in the Asia-Pacific region and from Europe, although applications from other regions will also be considered. The programme of the school will be at a level appropriate for PhD students in experimental particle physics. It is anticipated that students working on phenomenology (if not too far from experimental particle-physics) will also be accepted. The...

  19. Next Indefinite Contract review exercise

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    HR Department

    2015-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that the 2015 LD2IC exercise (selection process for the conversion of limited-duration contracts into indefinite contracts) has been officially launched. The vacancy notices for posts opened with a view to the award of indefinite contracts will be published on 3 August 2015 for a period of four weeks (until 31 August 2015). The CERN Contract Review Boards (candidate interviews) will be held between the end of September and mid-November. The LD to IC procedure, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and a calendar for the exercise are now available in the Admin e-guide. In addition, general information sessions on the procedure will be organised for candidates on the following dates: We would like to remind you that all staff members holding a limited-duration contract who have successfully completed their probation period at the time of application and who meet the eligibility criteria in the vacancy notices (VNs) are eligible to apply for posts for the award of a...

  20. Next Indefinite Contract review exercise

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    2015-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that the 2015 LD2IC exercise (selection process for the conversion of limited-duration contracts into indefinite contracts) has been officially launched. The vacancy notices for posts opened with a view to the award of indefinite contracts will be published on 3 August 2015 for a period of four weeks (until 31 August 2015). The CERN Contract Review Boards (candidate interviews) will be held between the end of September and mid-November. The LD to IC procedure, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and a calendar for the exercise are now available in the Admin e-guide. In addition, general information sessions on the procedure will be organised for candidates on the following dates: We would like to remind you that all staff members holding a limited-duration contract who have successfully completed their probation period at the time of application and who meet the eligibility criteria in the vacancy notices (VNs) are eligible to apply for posts for the awa...

  1. Next HR Department public meeting

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    2016-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to invite you to the next public meeting organized by the HR Department, which will take place on Tuesday 28 June at 3 p.m. in the Council Chamber. A drink will be served after the meeting as of 16:30 This meeting will be the opportunity to revisit the specificities of the Career Structure measures and Benchmark Jobs, what they entail and how they will be implemented, and to answer your questions. This meeting is also important for me on a personal note, as I will bid you farewell, at least for a few years, taking special leave as of 1 August 2016 to take up the position of Director-General for Human Resources at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.  Should you not be able to attend the meeting, it can also be followed via Webcast and the recording will be made available on Indico. I look forward to meeting you. Best regards, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Head of the Human Resources Department

  2. Horn of Africa food crisis

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    Association du personnel

    2011-01-01

    Dear colleagues, As many of you are already aware, the Horn of Africa is experiencing an extremely severe food crisis as a result of one of the toughest droughts since the early 1950s. A total of over 12 million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda are severely affected by this devastating crisis and the UN has officially declared famine in these regions. In addition, children are the most vulnerable victims, with more than a half million children at risk of imminent death from severe malnutrition and an estimated 2.3 million children already malnourished. An immediate, determined mobilization is required in order to avert an imminent humanitarian catastrophe and to prevent millions of people from being robbed of a future through the scourge of hunger and malnutrition. CERN has decided to join this international mobilization by specifically opening an account for those who want to make a donation to help the drought- and famine-affected populations in the region. Children being the first...

  3. EDITORIAL

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    2010-01-01

    Dear colleagues, As one would expect, everything is accelerating in our Laboratory, whether it be particles or the train of concertation meetings. Let us hope nevertheless that some light will come from this speed. Yet, let’s not complain; where there is discussion there is hope. Better a Management that concerts with the Staff Association on major subjects than to revive past horrors. It is also a question of respect. Moreover, this can be useful, as you will read below. The Staff Association has long been a source of proposals. By showing its necessity, we obtained the Long-Term Care system; the same with the Saved Leave schemes (RSL, which later became SLS). These are just two examples of social innovation. Today we are considering the question of our pensions. The situation is serious. The Fund is in a bad state and this must be remedied. This is the time to be very careful about the proposals submitted to us. For this the Staff Association can count on its own experts, members of its Pensio...

  4. Messages of congratulation received by the CERN Management and the Communication Group

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    Below we have reproduced a selection of messages from various laboratories and personalities congratulating CERN on its recent achievements.   Hats off in the CCC for the first beams in the LHC (Friday 20 November 2009) Je suis heureux d'adresser à l'équipe qui vient de mettre en marche le LHC les félicitations du dernier survivant des fondateurs du CERN. François de Rose   The CCC during the first moments of operation of the LHC Dear Rolf, from all your friends and colleagues at Fermilab: our heartiest congratulations on the first collisions at LHC!! We are delighted with the rapid progress.  Pier Oddone, FERMILAB Director.   As many thousand people all around the world, I have been following the LHC being turned back on! It is really great to see the machine coming on so smoothly up to now. I keep my fingers crossed and wish you all the best. Please send my congratulations to all the people involve...

  5. Editorial

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    2010-01-01

    Dear Colleagues, In five weeks, with a spring in our step and a feeling of accomplishment, we will leave for a two-week break. Time for end-of-year celebrations, leisure activities, and a well-deserved rest. And we will have certainly deserved it considering that the results obtained from the LHC go far beyond any we could have expected, as the Management said itself. We can be proud that everything is going well. But is it? Almost, because a few days before we leave on holiday CERN Council will make decisions relating to the five-yearly review – 5YR (health insurance and salaries) and our pensions. For the time being, fortunately the TREF meeting on 4th November concluded with a positive consensus on all the subjects examined. The Member States supported the Management’s proposals which were previously discussed at great length in the SCC. But these are still declarations of intent, not decisions, so we remain on our guard. The next meeting of TREF is on 25th November. In the mean...

  6. 75 FR 54347 - Draft Guidance for Industry: Bar Code Label Requirements-Questions and Answers (Question 12...

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    2010-09-07

    ... Guidance (October 5, 2006, 71 FR 58739). In this guidance, FDA is proposing to amend our response to..., Outreach and Development (HFM- 40), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and Drug... CONTACT: Benjamin A. Chacko, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-17), Food and...

  7. 78 FR 66941 - Design Considerations for Pivotal Clinical Investigations for Medical Devices; Guidance for...

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    2013-11-07

    .... In the Federal Register of August 15, 2011 (76 FR 50484), FDA announced the availability of the draft..., MD 20993- 0002; or the Office of Communication, Outreach and Development (HFM- 40), Center for... regulated by CBER: Stephen Ripley, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-17), Food and...

  8. 78 FR 50421 - Guidance for Industry: Recommendations for Donor Questioning, Deferral, Reentry, and Product...

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    2013-08-19

    ... deferral recommendations. In the Federal Register of July 6, 2012 (77 FR 40068), FDA announced the... Communication, Outreach and Development (HFM-40), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and... CONTACT: Melissa Reisman, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-17), Food and...

  9. 78 FR 44133 - Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-07-23

    ... and gene therapy products. CBER is planning to publish guidance on this topic during calendar year... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee... be open to the public. Name of Committee: Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory...

  10. 78 FR 79699 - Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-12-31

    ... early-phase clinical trials of cellular and gene therapy products. CBER published guidance on this topic.../Guidances/CellularandGeneTherapy/default.htm ). FDA intends to make background material available to the... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory...

  11. Community-based approach to refugee relief: experiences from Thailand.

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    D'agnes, T; D'agnes, L

    1982-10-01

    The Community Based Emergency Relief Services (CBERS) of Thailand pioneered a new approach to solving the problem of assisting Cambodian refugees. In 1980 following the influx of more than 150,000 Cambodians into Thailand CBERS proposed family planning to address the potential infant and maternal health threat posed by hazardous conditions within the refugee camps. Based on a survey CBERS launched a voluntary family planning and maternal and child health care program which offered oral contraceptives (OCs), IUDs, and injectables through existing health units, mobile service vans, and community-based distributors. Approximately 1500 Khmer leaders were trained in family planning and mass media techniques passed the information to the general population. Movies were shown and desensitization techniques were used. Each acceptor was counseled about choice and method as well as use of contraceptives and appropriate health education; sessions were held in groups of 30 women. A total of 8236 women chose to practice family planning during the campaign with 95% of all acceptors choosing the injectable contraceptive. Following service delivery a community-based family planning program was initiated to provide followup services. Other services provided by CBERS include sanitation services, vector control, and waste disposal as well as agriculture and skills development programs to train the refugees. By the end of 1981 over 12,000 people received specialized training. These programs have heightened the refugees' self esteem and they are well prepared to begin their return to Cambodia. PMID:12311796

  12. Landscape transformations in savannas of northern South America: Land use/cover changes since 1987 in the Llanos Orientales of Colombia

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    M.H. Romero-Ruiz; S.G.A. Flantua; K. Tansey; J.C. Berrio

    2011-01-01

    This study presents a detailed spatial, quantitative assessment of the land use/cover changes (LUCC) in the savanna region of Llanos Orientales in Colombia. LUCC was determined from multitemporal satellite imagery (Landsat and CBERS) from 1987 to 2007. Systematic landscape transitions were identifie

  13. 77 FR 12312 - Electronic Submission of Nonclinical Study Data; Notice of Pilot Project

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    2012-02-29

    ... and better analysis tools, will enhance CBER's review and evaluation of nonclinical data. The Center... phase 1 CDER pilot also evaluated data validation and analysis tools specifically designed to validate... analysis tools. As part of FDA's effort to modernize its information technology systems and...

  14. Report made on the behalf of the economy, sustainable development, and land planning Commission on the bill project concerning the national commitment for the environment (declared emergency), the bill proposition presented by M. Philippe MARINI and several of his colleagues tending to make mandatory citizen consultation before settling high wind turbines, the bill proposition presented by M. Jean DESSARD and several of his colleagues and related to the regulation of cell telephony relay antenna settling and the reduction of people exposure to electromagnetic fields

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    NONE

    2009-07-01

    This report first discusses the economical stakes of the 'Grenelle de l'Environnement', i.e. a dynamic and environmentally sustainable growth, outlining the need for quick and strong arrangements, and the expected benefit of an environment-friendly policy, but also the difficulties and ways to accompany a green growth. Then, it presents the main arrangements of the bill project. These arrangements are concerning building and urban planning, transports, energy and climate, biodiversity, risks, health and wastes, and governance. It presents the Commission's opinion and the main modifications this commission introduced in the numerous articles associated with these different topics.

  15. Report made on the behalf of the economy, sustainable development, and land planning Commission on the bill project concerning the national commitment for the environment (declared emergency), the bill proposition presented by M. Philippe MARINI and several of his colleagues tending to make mandatory citizen consultation before settling high wind turbines, the bill proposition presented by M. Jean DESSARD and several of his colleagues and related to the regulation of cell telephony relay antenna settling and the reduction of people exposure to electromagnetic fields

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This report first discusses the economical stakes of the 'Grenelle de l'Environnement', i.e. a dynamic and environmentally sustainable growth, outlining the need for quick and strong arrangements, and the expected benefit of an environment-friendly policy, but also the difficulties and ways to accompany a green growth. Then, it presents the main arrangements of the bill project. These arrangements are concerning building and urban planning, transports, energy and climate, biodiversity, risks, health and wastes, and governance. It presents the Commission's opinion and the main modifications this commission introduced in the numerous articles associated with these different topics

  16. No 2151. Report made on behalf of the commission of economic affairs, environment and territory about the proposal of resolution (no 2121) of M. Daniel Paul and some of his colleagues for the creation of an inquiry commission about the opening to competition of public utilities in the sectors of energy, postal and telecommunication services and railway transports

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    This report explains the contradictions between the European liberalization process and the logics of the French public utilities at three different levels: historical, economical and legal: 1 - the public utilities and Europe: the French model, the European change, an inexorable-like designed process; 2 - the dead-end of network activities liberalization: destructive strategy of the unique market, forced introduction of competition into networks, the dark side of a non-judicious liberalization: convergence towards the private monopoly, degradation of services quality, destruction of solidarity mechanisms, occurrence of new risks; 3 - public utilities in front of the European law: a basic concept of French administrative right (area and principles of public utilities), European juridical approach (confuse definition and surveillance regime), weak consideration (symbolic acknowledgement, marginal juridical protection). The examination of the report by the commission follows. (J.S.)

  17. Citas bibliográficas de los artículos del Boletín de Pediatría: ¿por qué no citamos a nuestros colegas? Bibliographic references of the articles of the Boletín de Pediatría: why don't we cite our colleagues?

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    G. Solís Sánchez; A. Suárez González; M.L. López Avello; C. Menéndez Arias; Fernández Fernández, E. M.; M. Morán Poladura

    2009-01-01

    Objetivo: Conocer las características más importantes de las citas bibliográficas de los artículos publicados en el Boletín de Pediatría.
    Material y Métodos: Revisión de las citas bibliográficas de los artículos publicados durante los años 2005 a 2008 en el Boletín de Pediatría, excluyendo suplementos. Se estudiaron: número de citas por artículo, número de citas de los 5 años previos a la publicación del artículo, número de citas de autores españoles, número de citas ele...

  18. Ardalyon Borisovich Peredonov and His Colleagues. A review of the book: Zubkov I. (2010) Rossiyskoye uchitelstvo. Povsednevnaya zhizn prepodavateley zemskikh shkol, guimnaziy i realnykh uchilishch. 1870–1916 [Teaching in Russia. Everyday Life of Teachers in Zemstvo Schools, Gymnasia, and Realschulen. 1870–1916]. Moscow: Novy khronograf.

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    Aleksey Lyubzhin

    2014-01-01

    Aleksey Lyubzhin - Doctor of Sciense, Research Fellow, The Rare Books and Manuscripts Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Library. E-mail: : 9, Mokhovaya str., Moscow, 103073, Russian Federation.We highly appreciate I. Zubkovs book devoted to everyday life of Russian teachers in zemstvo schools, gymnasia, and realschulen at the turn of the 19th century, due to an extremely reader-friendly delivery of information and abundance of factual data. We find the...

  19. Colegas, santos, contemporâneos: modelos no trabalho contra a exclusão “Combati o bom combate, guardei a fé.” (2Tm 4,7 = Colleagues, saints, contemporaries: models in the work against exclusion “I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith.” (2 Tm 4, 7

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    Klering, José Romaldo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este texto tem como objetivo oferecer um subsídio que reforce Champagnat e Vianney como educadores do povo, colegas e santos, além de aprofundar os estudos sobre a influência do contexto histórico-político-religioso-econômico e social nas iniciativas de ambos. Quanto ao método, o trabalho será elaborado através de pesquisa bibliográfica, acrescido de estudos desenvolvidos a partir dessas pesquisas. O texto está organizado em dois capítulos: no primeiro, faremos uma breve biografia de Champagnat e de Vianney, apontando as principais etapas de suas vidas. No segundo capítulo, tentaremos mesclar alguns elementos que são comuns a ambos e que contribuem para o propósito deste trabalho: a confiança em Deus, a presença no cotidiano das pessoas que a eles foram confiadas e a gratuidade nas relações e no trabalho.

  20. Uso de imagens orbitais como base de dados para projetos de reforma agrária The use of orbital images as subsidies to agrarian reform projects

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    Marina de Fátima Vilela

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Análises técnica e econômica foram realizadas em imagens dos sensores IKONOS, TM/Landsat 5, ETM+/Landsat 7 e CCD/CBERS, objetivando a verificação da viabilidade destas como base de dados em projetos de reforma agrária. Essas análises efetuadas e a situação de mercado indicaram que a imagem IKONOS apresenta excelente desempenho técnico, mas o custo de aquisição inviabiliza sua utilização como base de dados para a reforma agrária. A imagem do Landsat 7, com baixo custo de aquisição, apresentou grande viabilidade técnica para fins de reforma agrária. No entanto, a perda do contato com a plataforma Landsat 7 inviabilizou a compra de novas imagens do sensor ETM+. A imagem CCD/CBERS apresentou a segunda maior similaridade com a verdade de campo e o menor índice Kappa para a classificação. Apesar do baixo índice de exatidão para a classificação, as análises de custo, o lançamento do CBERS-2 e a possibilidade de correção dos problemas de radiometria podem tornar as imagens da plataforma CBERS-2 concorrentes de peso no mercado e, ainda, preencher a lacuna deixada pela perda do Landsat 7. A imagem do Landsat 5 apresentou o mais baixo desempenho técnico nas análises efetuadas. Entretanto, seu potencial como base de dados é amplamente reconhecido pelo INCRA, que ainda utiliza tais imagens. O declínio da vida útil do Landsat-5 atribui mais importância ao lançamento do CBERS-2.Technical and economical analyses were performed on IKONOS, Landsat TM 5 and Landsat ETM+ 7 and CCD/CBERS data in order to verify their feasibilities to subsidy agrarian reform projects. Results showed that IKONOS data presented excellent technical viability but its high cost prevents its use. Landsat ETM+ 7 data, with low cost, presented good technical viability, however due to the problems occurring in the satellite operation, its use was also prevented . CCD/CBERS data presented the second best similarity with the ground truth data, although it

  1. Ag nanoparticles sensitize IR-induced killing of cancer cells

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    Ruizhi Xu; Jun Ma; Xinchen Sun; Zhongping Chen; Xiaoli Jiang; Zhirui Guo; Lan Huang; Yang Li; Meng Wang; Changling Wang; Jiwei Liu; Xu Fan; Jiayu Gu; Xi Chen; Yu Zhang; Ning Gu

    2009-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, Nanosized particulate systems combining better can-cer diagnosis with therapeutic effect are being designed based on the merging of nanotechnology with cellular and molecular techniques.

  2. from editor

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    Ugur Demiray

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Greetings Dear Readers of TOJDE, First of all, please accept my excuse for the reason that the first time TOJDE is a few days delayed to reach its readers in its publication life. I am the most responsibility person for this delaying July 2007 issue of TOJDE is on your screen now again. This is a special issue on the theme on “Web 2.0 and Social Software in Distance Education”, as being Vol. 8, No. 3. Preparing of this special issue took nearly eight months, from the beginning to the arrival to your screen. A short story of this special issue is here if you are interested in. First idea and suggestion came from me to my dear colleagues, Dr. Mark J. W. LEE who is from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA and Dr. Hakan G. SENEL from Turkey, who is Director at the Computer Research and Development Center (BAUM of Anadolu University. After, we agreed on the topic all together we started to announcing as a call for paper at many medium, institutions, governmental or non- governmental organizations, experts, and so on. The seven articles and one study (at “notes for Editor” section published in this special issue were written by twenty authors, from 7 different countries include Australia, Italy, The United Kingdom, Turkey and USA. In addition, two book reviews is also published. I would like to express my sincere thanks that goes to each of them, and valuable panelists for this special issue, in the name of my university and TOJDE. I strongly believe that experience gained on this special issue would encourage us and other interested colleagues in the field for the near future. Below you will find short biodata on my valuable guest editors. Mark J. W. LEE is an Adjunct Lecturer with the School of Education, Charles Sturt University, and an Honorary Research Fellow with the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of Ballarat. He was previously a Lecturer in Information Technology in the School of

  3. Notice of retraction

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    Tunali S

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Dear Colleagues,It has recently been brought to my attention that the following case report by Padeyappanavar et al., which was published online in the International Journal of Anatomical Variations (IJAV on February 23rd, 2010 (Padeyappanavar KV, Kazi AK, Nagaleekar A, Kulkarni D, Kulkarni U, Hukkeri V. Elongated styloid process – report of three cases. International Journal of Anatomical Variations. 2010; 3: 30–32. [1], has already been published in the Journal of the Anatomical Society of India in June 2008 [2], and in the Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences in January 2010 [3]. The manuscript has been submitted to IJAV in July 30th, 2009, and accepted for publication in January 22nd, 2010. It is obvious that the manuscript has been submitted to IJAV one year later to its initial publication in the Journal of the Anatomical Society of India. The editorial office of IJAV has confirmed that this case report by Padeyappanavar et al. was a duplicate publication, violating the publication agreement of IJAV. The most important condition of submission of a manuscript for publication is explicit declaration of the authors that the paper has not been published or is not under consideration for publication in any other journal. As such this manuscript represents a severe abuse of the scientific publishing system.We immediately contacted the corresponding author (Dr. Kiran V. Padeyappanavar, Department of Anatomy, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, India. E-mail: dr.kiranvp@gmail.com. Unfortunately, we could not get a satisfactory or logical explanation. Therefore, we hereby notice our readers that the paper by Padeyappanavar et al. [1] has been retracted.The institutions of the authors will also be advised via this notice of retraction.We deeply apologize to our readers and the international scientific community for this inconvenience that was totally occurred out of IJAV, and respectfully announce to the scientific world

  4. Editorial

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    Editorial team

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Dear colleagues and readers of our journal Thank you for your collaboration in 2011, during which four other issues of "Consensed Matter Physics" were published. You are welcome to submit manuscripts covering research in various areas of Condensed and Soft Matter Physics with the special priority given to review papers in fast developing topics. This year the impact factor of "Condensed Matter Physics" has risen to 0.8 for the first time. We see this as a cooperative achievement as far as our small scale journal is published by a scientific institution rather than by a publishing house. We hope to progress in this area in the years that follow. In 2011 we introduced an open-access publishing model, the integral part of which are the uploading of the article metadata to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ Content and submission of all the papers to arXiv server of preprints. We believe that in that way a wider set of search engines will be involved and, as a result, a wider audience will be introduced to the papers published in "Condensed Matter Physics". As usual, we plan four issues for 2012. Two of them are special issues, one will contain proceedings of the 4th Conference on Statistical Physics: Modern Trends and Applications (July 5-6, 2012, Lviv. Another will be devoted to the 60th birthday of Dr. Orest Pizio (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, México. We also plan to introduce in 2012 an open source journal management system aimed at simplifying the on-line submitting/refereeing/proofreading of manuscripts for the authors and for our staff. We hope for continuation of our collaboration this year and wish sizeable scientific achievements to all of you. Your editorial team

  5. Teaching Scientists to Fish, as Inspired by Jack Dymond

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    Franks, S. E.

    2004-12-01

    It is almost inconceivable that as Jack Dymond's graduate student for eight years, I never mastered the skill of fly-fishing, a pursuit so near and dear to his heart. In fact, Jack did inspire me, not to tie flies and cast, but eventually to teach fellow scientists to fish. The work I'll present - connecting scientists and educators to achieve societal benefit - is profoundly influenced by Jack's dedication to applying scientific understanding and critical thinking to societal issues. With colleagues in the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE), http://www.cosee.net/, I enable scientists to efficiently make meaningful contributions to educational outreach. A key goal of the multi-Center, national COSEE Network is helping scientists build the skills and acquire the resources needed to share their science with diverse audiences. At Scripps, we are piloting an innovative approach to helping scientists meet funding agencies' broader impact requirements. Key elements of the approach include: 1) services to identify educational outreach options that best fit scientists' research and preferences; 2) assistance establishing partnerships with educational outreach providers who have the skills and resources to develop and implement effective programs and exhibits; and 3) nuts and bolts (line and fly) assistance writing proposal text, drafting budgets, and coordinating with institutional business offices to ensure that the proposed educational outreach effort is compelling and sufficiently funded. Where does the fishing lesson come in? We facilitators of scientist-educator partnerships empower scientists to launch enduring collaborations. Once comfortable working with top-notch educational organizations, scientists can tap these resources, project after project, often with little or no additional involvement on our part. Our initial investment in brokering the relationships is richly rewarded. By helping scientists get started, it's as if we are teaching

  6. From the Editor

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    Neven Vrček

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Dear authors, readers and future authors,I proudly introduce to you a new issue of JIOS, the Journal of Information and Organizational Sciences, volume 34, Issue 2. The Journal’s primary goal is to present current research in the field of information and organizational sciences, as well as on theoretical developments in the fields that impact information, computer and organizational sciences.The importance of JIOS is rising and it is being increasingly seen as a relevant journal in the eld of information sciences and applied information and communication technology. Speaking in favour of this statement is the fact that JIOS has been included into two new databases: Scopus and EBSCO. We are particularly satised with the Journal’s inclusion in Scopus since it is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources.In this issue of JIOS a selection of four original scientic papers and one preliminary communication paper have been included that cover the following topics: approach to optical network design using a general heuristic optimization framework (Lackovic, M., improving e-learning e€ciency, intelligence and adapted teaching materials (Kalpic, D. & Zuc, J., online privacy (Mekovec, R. and social network analysis of Eureka project partnership in Central and South-Eastern European regions (Divjak, B., Peharda P., Begicevic N.. We hope you will nd these papers interesting and challenging for your own research.I would hereby invite all the interested colleagues to submit a paper and hence contribute to the improvement and development of JIOS. You can submit your papers at jios.foi.hr, where you can also express your comments, recommendations or critical remarks regarding the papers published in previous issues.

  7. From editor-in-chief

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    Fokin V.F.

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Editor-in-chief (C. 3 Dear readers and authors of the journal "Asymmetry"! The second issue of "Asymmetry" was released in the height of summer, when seemingly every activity should go away. However, judging by the articles received by the editors in the summer with our authors is the most productive period. We strive to work published in the journal "Asymmetry", were available to a wide circle of readers. Recently, our articles were indexed in the same database - Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ, which contains all world magazines related to so-called open access journals Open access”. The popularity and various indexes in our time, of course, important as one of the possible tools of social adaptation, but it cannot be the purpose of the research. Now study the problem of asymmetry is in the hands of poorly interrelated scientific workers, which, depending on personal history and possibilities, they do some research. It seems to me that we lack a broad and friendly discussions, which could be useful to many scientists. Conference presentations because of their dense format rarely permit a full discussion of each message. Therefore, we plan to start a series of seminars, web conferences, where after the main speech everyone will be able to discuss a submission is made. I must say that before perestroika in the brain Institute of the Russian Academy of medical Sciences existed multidisciplinary seminar on the issues of lateralization, which attracted the attention of the scientific community. The present proposal is, in fact, the development of the same idea using the new technical possibilities. Anyone wishing to participate in such seminars, regardless of their residence can be sent to the editorial address their applications. And last, after discussion with colleagues, we decided to celebrate annually the one article, published in the journal "Asymmetry" medal of Brock. It will work, which attains the maximum number of votes from our

  8. Adjacency effect estimation by ground spectra measurement and satellite optical sensor synchronous observation data

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    Jianwen Ma; Xue Chen

    2006-01-01

    @@ This paper addresses the estimation of adjacency effect of CBERS-2 image.The adjacency effect influences the digital number (DN) value of a pixel by adding surrounding scattering signals and path scattering signals.Based on the theory of radiation transfer model,a procedure is designed to measure the reflectance from the surface target materials and the materials in a box,which is 1.5 m above the surface to avoid upwelling reflectance.The results show that the adjacency effect varies from visible,near infrared and becomes steady within short infrared wavelength region;the adjacency effect weakens with the increase of distance between testing sites.The adjacency effect of CBERS-2 image is corrected and the quality of the resulting image is improved.

  9. Scientometric diagnosis of the use of remote sensing images in Landscape Ecology studies - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v35i1.8444

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    Mariana Cristina Sarragiotto; Evanilde Benedito

    2012-01-01

    This work analyzed the implementation of images from the remote sensors ASTER, CBERS, IKONOS, LANDSAT, MODIS, NOAA, QUICKBIRD and SPOT in Brazilian and international Landscape Ecology studies, developed between 1991 and July 2009. The study analyzed works published in article form using the ISI Web of Knowledge website, and theses and dissertations from the “Thesis Database” at CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Ensino Superior). A total of 124 Brazilian and 144 international...

  10. Performance Evaluation of Data Compression Systems Applied to Satellite Imagery

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    Faria, Lilian N.; Fonseca, Leila M. G.; Costa, Max H. M.

    2012-01-01

    Onboard image compression systems reduce the data storage and downlink bandwidth requirements in space missions. This paper presents an overview and evaluation of some compression algorithms suitable for remote sensing applications. Prediction-based compression systems, such as DPCM and JPEG-LS, and transform-based compression systems, such as CCSDS-IDC and JPEG-XR, were tested over twenty multispectral (5-band) images from CCD optical sensor of the CBERS-2B satellite. Performance evaluation ...

  11. Advances of orbital gas tungsten arc welding for Brazilian space applications – experimental setup

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    José A. Orlowski de Garcia; Nilton Souza Dias; Gérson Luiz de Lima; Wilson D. Bocallão Pereira; Nívio Fernandes Nogueira

    2010-01-01

    The present work describes details of the several steps of the technology involved for the orbital Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process of pure commercially titanium tubes. These pieces will be used to connect the several components of the propulsion system of the China-Brazilian Satellite CBERS, and is part of the Brazilian aerospace industry development. The implantation involved the steps of environment control; cut and facing of the base metal; cleaning procedures; piece alignment; cho...

  12. Characterization of titanium welded joints by the orbital gas tungsten arc welding process for aerospace application

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    José A. Orlowski de Garcia; Gérson Luiz de Lima; Wilson D. Bocallão Pereira; Valdir Alves Guimarães; Carlos de Moura Neto; Ronaldo Pinheiro R. Paranhos

    2010-01-01

    In this work, three welding programs for orbital gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), previously developed, were used, using pulsed current and increasing speed (#A), constant current (#B) and pulsed current and decreasing current (#C). One of these should be used for the propulsion system of the Satellite CBERS (China – Brazil Earth Resources Satellite). Welded joints using tubes of commercially pure titanium were obtained with these procedures, which were characterized by means of mechanical an...

  13. Detection of Seagrass Distribution Changes from 1991 to 2006 in Xincun Bay, Hainan, with Satellite Remote Sensing

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    Chaoyu Yang; Dingtian Yang

    2009-01-01

    Seagrass distribution is a very important index for costal management and protection. Seagrass distribution changes can be used as indexes to analyze the reasons for the changes. In this paper, in situ hyperspectral observation and satellite images of QuickBird, CBERS (China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite data) and Landsat data were used to retrieve bio-optical models and seagrass (Enhalus acoroides, Thalassia hemperichii) distribution in Xincun Bay, Hainan province, and seagrass distributi...

  14. Detection, Emission Estimation and Risk Prediction of Forest Fires in China Using Satellite Sensors and Simulation Models in the Past Three Decades—An Overview

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    Cheng Liu; Li-Min Yang; Jia-Hua Zhang; Feng-Mei Yao; Vijendra K. Boken

    2011-01-01

    Forest fires have major impact on ecosystems and greatly impact the amount of greenhouse gases and aerosols in the atmosphere. This paper presents an overview in the forest fire detection, emission estimation, and fire risk prediction in China using satellite imagery, climate data, and various simulation models over the past three decades. Since the 1980s, remotely-sensed data acquired by many satellites, such as NOAA/AVHRR, FY-series, MODIS, CBERS, and ENVISAT, have been widely utilized for ...

  15. 78 FR 35195 - Acquisition Regulations: Export Control

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    ... Parts 925, 952, and 970 RIN 1991-AB99 Acquisition Regulations: Export Control AGENCY: Department of... amend the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) to add export control requirements... ``DEAR: Export Control and RIN 1991-AB99,'' by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking...

  16. 阅读理解两则(英文)

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    耿让; 姜红伟

    2007-01-01

    (A)Help or NotDear editor,Dear editor,During last year1s winter holiday,I went shopping with mygrandmother.We saw several beggars.Some of them were disabled,whichmade me feel sad.Among them were old people,young people and evenchildren!When I

  17. 1984 Newbery Acceptance Speech.

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    Cleary, Beverly

    1984-01-01

    This acceptance speech for an award honoring "Dear Mr. Henshaw," a book about feelings of a lonely child of divorce intended for eight-, nine-, and ten-year-olds, highlights children's letters to author. Changes in society that affect children, the inception of "Dear Mr. Henshaw," and children's reactions to books are highlighted. (EJS)

  18. (PORTUGAL)THE DETROIT EXPOSURE AND AEROSOL RESEARCH STUDY

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    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) represents an intensive examination of personal, residential and community-based particulate matter and related co-pollutant measurements in Detroit, Michigan. Data from the DEARS will be used as inputs into air quality, la...

  19. 慢性乙肝病毒感染的诊断和治疗研究动向—与中国学者学术探讨之我见%Studying the progression of chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus has a bearing on diagnosis and therapy: A more personal look at research that benefited from the communication with colleagues in China

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    Claus H. Schroder

    2003-01-01

    @@ The infection and its management A high proportion of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, which lead to chronicity rather than being resolved, are infections occuring at birth or early childhood[1]. Despite successful vaccination programs, the number of chronic carriers increases worldwide. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) develops late in the course of a chronic infection, with its concomitant overall decrease in viral replication. However, stages associated with a particularly high risk to develop cancer are not described to this date. A still attractive model for the progression of infection points to a persistence of hepatocytes that contain chromosomally integrated, as well as free viral DNA, over hepatocytes containing only free replicating DNA[2]. Specifically, it is suggested that the process of integration depends on structural differences of replication complexes, whereby newly-synthesized viral DNA is rendered accessible to nucleases. Apart from integrated viral DNA, thus far identified only in tissue material, a marker characteristic of a chronic infection is still lacking. Stages of cryptic replicative or non-replicative HBV infection have been described[3], and are thought to represent either late stages of a chronic infection or cases of infection that has resolved without a preceding phase of chronicity[4].

  20. Welcome to the 21st International Conference on Spectral Line Shapes

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    Dear Participants and Guests On behalf of the Rector's Office, welcome to St. Petersburg University, one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in Russia. The 12 Colleges Building (named after the Collegia of Peter the Great's time, Ministries in the modern sense of the word) has been home to the University since 1804. St. Petersburg State University is the successor of the first Russian University founded by Peter the Great on 24 January 1724. It's distinguished faculty members include mathematicians Chebyshev and Smirnov, physicists Lenz and Fock, chemists Mendeleev and Butlerov, embryologist Kovalevsky, and physiologist Sechenov. Several of our alumni won Nobel Prizes - Pavlov, Semenov, Kantorovich, Landau and Prokhorov. The University is the alma mater of two presidents of Russia, Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev. St. Petersburg State University today consists of 19 faculties on two campuses: in the historic downtown, on Vasilyevsky Island, and in Peterhof. The Faculty of Physics carries out research projects through the efforts of 260 employees, of which 150 hold doctoral degrees, and 50 have been awarded Grand Doctorates. The work is done in a vast variety of areas, from the physics of elementary particles to the physics of the atmosphere. Optics and spectroscopy has been a particularly significant area of research. This field of inquiry goes back to the work of Academician D S Rozhdestvensky more than 70 years ago, when he first suggested his famous hook method. After him the work was headed by S Frisch, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences and editor-in-chief of Optics and Spectroscopy Journal. Today research projects in optics involve over 50 staff members, graduate and post-graduate students. Work involves projects on spectroscopy of cold and hot plasma, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, non-linear spectroscopy and spectroscopic analysis. Our scholars support active international ties with their colleagues worldwide. The

  1. Mes chers collègues, les moines, ou le partage de l’ignorance

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    Laurence Caillet

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Mes chers collègues, les moines, ou le partage de l’ignorance. Aucun statut ne m’a autant étonnée que celui de collègue qui me fut conféré par les moines du Grand monastère de l’Est, à Nara. Après avoir testé mes connaissances en matière de rituel, ces moines fort savants manifestèrent en effet, avec ostentation, leur ignorance. Pointant pour moi des détails liturgiques qu’ils tenaient pour incompréhensibles, ils prirent un plaisir évident à bavarder histoire et théologie, comme si je pouvais apporter quoi que ce soit. Cette mise en scène du caractère incompréhensible du rituel soulignait le caractère ineffable de cérémonies jadis accomplies au ciel par des entités supérieures. Je fournissais prétexte à décrire la vanité de l’érudition face à l’accomplissement des mystères et aussi l’importance de cette érudition pour renouer avec un sens originel irrémédiablement inconnaissable.My dear colleagues the monks, or the sharing of ignorance. No status has ever surprised me as much as that of “colleague” conferred on me by the monks of the Great Eastern Monastery of Nara. After testing my knowledge of ritual, these very learned monks made great show of their ignorance. Drawing my attention to liturgical details that they held to be incomprehensible, they took obvious pleasure in chatting about history and theology, as if I were capable of making the slightest contribution. This staging of the impenetrable nature of the ritual highlighted the ineffable character of the ceremonies performed in heaven long ago by superior beings. I provided a convenient pretext for describing the vanity of erudition in the face of the accomplishment of the mysteries, and also the importance of this erudition for renewing an original, irreparably unknowable meaning.

  2. ICOM2012: 3rd International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (Belgrade, Serbia, 2-6 September 2012)

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    Dramićanin, Miroslav D.; Antić, Željka; Viana, Bruno

    2013-11-01

    The 3rd International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (ICOM2012) was held in Belgrade (Serbia) from 2 to 6 September 2012 (figure 1). The conference was organized by the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (France), and supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Optical Society of America. ICOM2012 was a follow-up to the two previous, successful ICOM conferences held in Herceg Novi in 2006 and 2009. The conference aimed at providing a forum for scientists in optical materials to debate on: • Luminescent materials and nanomaterials • Hybrid optical materials (organic/inorganic) • Characterization techniques of optical materials • Luminescence mechanisms and energy transfers • Theory and modeling of optical processes • Ultrafast-laser processing of materials • Optical sensors • Medical imaging • Advanced optical materials in photovoltaics and biophotonics • Photothermal and photoacoustic spectroscopy and phenomena The conference stressed the value of a fundamental scientific understanding of optical materials. A particular accent was put on wide band-gap materials in crystalline, glass and nanocrystalline forms. The applications mainly involved lasers, scintillators and phosphors. Rare earth and transition metal ions introduced as dopants in various hosts were considered, and their impact on the optical properties were detailed in several presentations. This volume contains selected contributions of speakers and participants of the ICOM2012 conference. The conference provided a unique opportunity for about 200 scientists from 32 countries to discuss recent progress in the field of optical materials. During the three and half days, 21 invited talks and 52 contributed lectures were given, with a special event in memory of our dear colleague Professor Dr Tsoltan

  3. The Impact of the Arab Spring at an Egyptian University: A Personal Experience

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The Egyptian Revolution on January 25—part of the 2011 Arab Spring—and the consequent June 30, 2013 Revolution have marked important turning points in the history of modern Egypt. The curricula and courses offered by Egyptian universities, as well as their academic activities and employment structure, have been greatly affected by these momentous events. Furthermore, the revolutions have opened a wider territory of freedom and emboldened both staff members and students. This paper attempts to answer questions related to the changes that have occurred with regard to the university courses, activities and structures. The paper additionally seeks to explore Egypt’s future and the possible ways that its people will defend and retain their dearly earned freedom. The paper is based on the writer’s personal experience as an associate professor in the English Department and in the Faculty of Education at Alexandria University. The paper is further influenced by the writer’s experiences as an elected member of the committee that observed—after twenty years of appointment by the National Security Department—the new elections for deans and heads of departments; the same committee also moderated debates among the candidates for these posts. As a teacher, I started a new course on revolutionary literature—which I personally designed and taught—and another on politics and media in collaboration with a colleague. From 2011 onward, I have linked and adjusted the materials of mandatory courses, “American Studies,” “18th Century English Novel” and “Contemporary Novel” to our revolutions and to current events. I constructed holistic courses by using the three domains of learning: the cognitive, the affective and the psychomotor. The paper will discuss the way I used Bloom and Krathwohl taxonomies in combination with other methods to cover these domains. This has made the courses more authentic and livelier to the learners, encouraging

  4. Designing Geoscience Educational Innovations That Propagate

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    Lea, P.

    2014-12-01

    NSF and other funders have supported the development of undergraduate STEM educational innovations over the past decades, only to see many yield limited uptake and impact beyond the grantee institutions. Numerous factors contribute to this complex problem, but one cause is likely insufficient incorporation of the understanding of how innovations propagate into project design. Following J.W. Dearing and colleagues, "dissemination" can be characterized by "push" approaches, which mainly emphasize one-to-many information sharing. In TUES/CCLI proposals, dissemination strategies have commonly taken the form of the "3 Ps" (presenting, publishing and posting) , with overall modest impact. Since the seminal work of Everett Rogers, however, "diffusion" of innovations has been understood as an inherently social process among potential adopters, which interacts with community norms and existing practices. Keys to diffusion include close understanding of the needs and context of the potential-adopter community and the development of "pull" within it, as well as support for implementation of innovations. Potential approaches to facilitating diffusion of innovations include a) using "lean start-up" methodologies (e.g., NSF's I-Corps-L program), in which explicit business-model hypotheses are tested through customer-discovery interviews, commonly leading to pivots where initial hypotheses are not confirmed, b) providing a range of potential commitment levels for adopters tailored to levels of support ("reverse Kickstarter model"), c) supporting decentralized communities of practice in which adaptations and tacit knowledge can readily be shared, d) encouraging crowd-sourcing of innovations, with an "architecture of participation" informed by successful open-source projects, and e) integrating innovations with discipline-based educational research, e.g., big-data approaches which allow A/B testing and analysis of clickstream data that reveal behaviors along a novice

  5. PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS

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    Full Text Available Dear colleagues, Let me wish you and our Image Analysis & Stereology Journal all the best in 2016. It is great honour for me to be in charge of the International Society for Stereology (ISS. I would like to thank Eric Pirard for all his tremendous work and effort he has put into ISS activities in past years, together with all members of the ISS Board. I am glad Eric is willing to help me with ISS as „Immediate Past President“. I also rely on close collaboration with Ida Eržen and Marko Kreft, the Editors-in-Chief of Image Analysis & Stereology (IAS, IAS Editorial Board and future ISS Board. I appreciate long-term cooperation between the Image Analysis & Stereology Journal and the International Society for Stereology and I am looking forward to broaden our relationships in the future. As a President of ISS I plan to evoke new activities which would help to make ISS vivid and useful to scientific community. We are planning new courses on stereology, image analysis and related topics run in cooperation with ISS with reduced fee for ISS members, competion for the best PhD thesis using stereology and/or image analysis, ISS history mapping, etc. I welcome your further suggestions and comments. I would like to cordially invite you to become members of the International Society for Stereology (http://stereologysociety.org/membership.html and to take part in new activities organized by ISS, such as:Special Session „3D Image Analysis and Stereology in Fluorescence Microscopy“ at ISBI 2016 (in Prague, see http://biomedicalimaging.org/2016/?page_id=768.Round table discussion on „Stereology and 3D image analysis in microscopy“ to be held at the 16th European Microscopy Congress in Lyon (EMC 2016, see http://www.emc2016.fr/en/scientific-programme/special/stereology.It is my intention to involve young people and fresh ideas in the activities of ISS and in further improvement of IAS. Please contact me at lucie

  6. Periodicals to Help You Understand China

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    1998-01-01

    DEAR EDITOR, I am a Nepalese woman and work in Hong Kong right now. Our organization, the Committee for Asian Women, is receiving your publication Women of China. Personally, however, I would like to get Beijing Review and Social

  7. An infrequent plexiform variant of schwannoma of the glans penis: a rare finding

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    Tzu-Chun Lin; Po-Yuan Wu; Tze-Yi Lin; Tsong-Liang Lee

    2010-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, I am Dr Tzu-Chun Lin, from the Department of Dermatology, China Medical University Hospital,Taichung, Taiwan, China. We write to you to present a rare case of plexiform variant of schwannoma on the glans penis.

  8. This is an exciting time in the treatment of lymphoma.

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    ... Current Issue Past Issues Cover Story: Leukemia/Lymphoma "This is an exciting time in the treatment of ... Table of Contents For an enhanced version of this page please turn Javascript on. Dear Dr. Wilson, ...

  9. Editor's Letter

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    ZHAO Hong

    2010-01-01

    @@ Dear Readers: Doing the magic or working working working wonders seems to be the leitmotif of business operations now in Chinese textile industry that is spurred largely by the local market demand for the things new and innovative.

  10. Recent advances towards an International Year of Planet Earth——A letter to fellow geoscientist

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    F.J. de Mulder

    2006-01-01

    @@ Dear fellow geoscientist, I write to draw your attention to recent advances towards an International Year of Planet Earth, which is a joint initiative of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and UNESCO.

  11. Muusika : Plaadid kauplusest Lasering

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    2005-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Def Räädu "Planet Duckrabbit", Sõpruse Puiestee "XX sajandi lapsed", Ines "15 magamata ööd", Metro Luminal "Reboot", Helin-Mari Arder "Su aknast näen", Leonard Cohen "Dear Heather"

  12. Plaadid / Aivo Vahemets

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    Vahemets, Aivo

    2005-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Jam, Pearl "Rearviewmirror", Sibul, Riho "Must", Seal "Best 1991-2004", Carlton, Vanessa "Harmonium", Live "Awake - The Best Of", Stefani, Gwen "Love. Angel. Music. Baby", Collins, Finghin "Dear Heather"

  13. The big-bang-for-your-buck theory.

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    Lucas, H C; Weill, P; Cox, S

    1993-01-01

    Do it right, and your investment in information technology can have all sorts of strategic payoffs. Do it wrong, and you'll be paying, dearly, for nothing. Here's a guide to evaluating IT and measuring its impact. PMID:10127320

  14. 读者来信

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    2014-01-01

    Dear Women of China, i'm from Taiwan. I inadvertently discovered your magazine, and I thought it was really good. The wedding photos of an elderly couple published in the Vision section, in your March edition, were beautiful.

  15. Editor’s Letter

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    2010-01-01

    Dear Readers,Just a week ago, U.S. Federal Reserve decided , in what is called " quantitative easing" step, to pump an extra $600 into monetary system to increase more liquidity into an in? ation-risky market,

  16. 26 CFR 20.2056A-2 - Requirements for qualified domestic trust.

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    2010-04-01

    ...'Enfant Plaza CP:IN:D:C:EX:HQ:1114 Washington, DC 20024]. Dear Sirs: We hereby establish our irrevocable... Sirs: We hereby confirm the enclosed irrevocable Letter of Credit No. ___, and amendments thereto,...

  17. Long-term survival of exogenous embryonic stem cells in adult bone marrow

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    Yueying Li; Jing Xu; Weiping Yuan; Shaorong Gao; Tao Cheng; Yanfeng Liu; Jing He; Fengchao Wang; Sheng Liu; Yu Zhang; Zhaohui Kou; Zhenyu Ju; Guoguang Zheng

    2011-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, Embryonic stem cell (ESC) is an attractive and promising source in regenerative medicine.However, current technologies for ESC differentiation do not ensure complete or synchronized conversion of ESCs into a specific functional tissue type for therapeutic purposes.

  18. Gemcitabine-Induced Pulmonary Toxicity in a Patient with Pancreatic Cancer

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    Daigo Hiraya; Katsunori Kagohashi; Naoya Sakamoto; Tadashi Kondo; Hiroaki Satoh

    2010-01-01

    Dear Sir, We previously read with interest the article by Shaib et al. on gemcitabine-induced pulmonary toxicity during adjuvant therapy in a patient with pancreatic cancer [1]. We would like to share our experience.

  19. 个人事务(一)申请购买设备

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    2013-01-01

    范文:Dear Carson, I would like to propose the purchase of wireless access laptops for all the Account Managers of Sunflower Portfolio Management Corporation. I would appreciate your review and consideration of this proposal.

  20. An unusual mixed germ cell tumor of the testis consisting of rhabdomyosarcoma, mature teratoma and yolk sac tumor

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    Eva Lovri(c); Dubravka Bobonj Hi(z)ak; Melita Peri(c) Balja; Tanja Leni(c)ek; Bo(z)o Kru(s)lin

    2010-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, We recently encountered a rare case of testicular mixed germ cell tumor (MGCT) in a 32-year-old man. The tumor was composed of a combination of a yolk sac tumor, teratoma and rhabdomyosarcomatous somatic type malignancy.

  1. 78 FR 41064 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review...

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    2013-07-09

    ... Administration Staff on Dear Health Care Provider Letters: Improving Communication of Important Safety... Provider Letters: Improving Communication of Important Safety Information.'' Also include the FDA docket... Care Provider Letters: Improving Communication of Important Safety Information--(OMB Control...

  2. Address to Sino-ltaly Clothing Brands Forum (Milano)--Zhang Yankai V.President of China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC)

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    2012-01-01

    Good Morning! Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of CNTAC, I would like to share with you the information of Chinese textile industry and look out into the prospect for Sino-ltalian cooperation between our two industries.

  3. Pop / Tristan Priimägi

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    Priimägi, Tristan, 1976-

    2004-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Goldie Lookin Chain "Greatest Hits", Placebo "Once More With Feeling - The Singles 1996 to 2004", The Killers "Hot Fuss", Leonard Cohen "Dear Heather", Ray Conniff "The Essenttial Ray Conniff", Neurosis "The Eye Of Every Storm"

  4. Space activities in Brazil

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    Carvalho, H.; Kono, J.; Quintino, M.; Perondi, L.

    Brazilian space activities develop around three main programs, namely, the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS) , the Applications Satellite program, comprising the Multi-Mission Platform and associated remote sensing payloads (radar and optical), and the Scientific Satellites program. Increasing national industry participation and acquiring new technology are strategic goals established for all programs. CBERS program is the result of successful long term cooperation between China and Brazil for the development of remote sensing satellites. Initially comprising two satellites, launched in 1999 and 2003, and now extended to four, this cooperation fulfills the needs of both countries in earth imagery. CBERS satellites are designed for global coverage and include cameras for high spatial resolution and wide field of view, in the visible, near infrared spectrum, an infrared multi-spectral scanner, and a Transponder for the Brazilian Environmental Data Collection System to gather data on the environment. They are unique systems due to the use of onboard cameras which combine features that are specially designed to resolve the broad range of space and time scales involved in our ecosystem. Applications satellites, mainly devoted to optical and radar remote sensing, are being developed in the frame of international cooperation agreements, and will be based on the use of a recurrent Multi-Mission Platform (MMP), currently under development. The MMP will be 3-axes stabilized and will have a fine pointing capability, in several pointing modes, such as Earth, Inertial or Sun pointing. Missions will be focused on natural resources observation and monitoring.. The Program for Scientific Satellites is based on low-cost micro-satellites and aims at providing frequent flight opportunities for scientific research from space, whilst serving as a technological development platform, involving Research Institutes, Universities and National Industry. Current projects are FBM

  5. US definitions, current use, and FDA stance on use of platelet-rich plasma in sports medicine.

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    Beitzel, Knut; Allen, Donald; Apostolakos, John; Russell, Ryan P; McCarthy, Mary Beth; Gallo, Gregory J; Cote, Mark P; Mazzocca, Augustus D

    2015-02-01

    With increased utilization of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), it is important for clinicians to understand the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory role and stance on PRP. Blood products such as PRP fall under the prevue of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). CBER is responsible for regulating human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products. The regulatory process for these products is described in the FDA's 21 CFR 1271 of the Code of Regulations. Under these regulations, certain products including blood products such as PRP are exempt and therefore do not follow the FDA's traditional regulatory pathway that includes animal studies and clinical trials. The 510(k) application is the pathway used to bring PRP preparation systems to the market. The 510(k) application allows devices that are "substantially equivalent" to a currently marketed device to come to the market. There are numerous PRP preparation systems on the market today with FDA clearance; however, nearly all of these systems have 510(k) clearance for producing platelet-rich preparations intended to be used to mix with bone graft materials to enhance bone graft handling properties in orthopedic practices. The use of PRP outside this setting, for example, an office injection, would be considered "off label." Clinicians are free to use a product off-label as long as certain responsibilities are met. Per CBER, when the intent is the practice of medicine, clinicians "have the responsibility to be well informed about the product, to base its use on firm scientific rationale and on sound medical evidence, and to maintain records of the product's use and effects." Finally, despite PRP being exempted, the language in 21 CFR 1271 has caused some recent concern over activated PRP; however to date, the FDA has not attempted to regulate activated PRP. Clinicians using activated PRP should be mindful of these concerns and continued to stay informed. PMID

  6. We Need Your Feedbacks!

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    @@ Dear Readers, Thank you very much for your interest in and support for China's Foreign Trade. From the first day the Magazine was launched, we have been so happy to see suggestions, comments, encouragement and even complaints from you, dear readers. Over this more than half century, we have been thriving for changes and improvements to be the best. Every word from you is important to us and any feedback will be regarded by us as a chance to improve the Magazine.

  7. Indoor temperatures for optimum thermal comfort and human performance

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    de Dear, R.; Arens, E. A.; Candido, C.;

    2014-01-01

    A response by R. J. de Dear et al to a letter to the editor in response to their article "Progress in thermal comfort research over the last 20 years," published in a 2013 issue.......A response by R. J. de Dear et al to a letter to the editor in response to their article "Progress in thermal comfort research over the last 20 years," published in a 2013 issue....

  8. On RPC Model of Satellite Imagery

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    ZHANG Guo; YUAN Xiuxiao

    2006-01-01

    The RPC model has recently raised considerable interest in the photogrammetry and remote sensing community. The RPC is a generalized sensor model that is capable of achieving high approximation accuracy. Unfortunately, the computation of the parameters of RPC model is subject to the initial of the parameter in all available literature. An algorithm for computation of parameters of RPC model without initial value is presented and tested on SPOT-5, CBERS-2, ERS-1 imageries. RPC model is suitable for both push-broom and SAR imagery.

  9. XVII International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy (ICCR 2013)

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    2014-03-01

    Editorial Dear colleagues, From a professional perspective there is nothing quite as enjoyable as attending a good conference with colleagues that share not only interest for the same topic but also a similar vision for their field of work. Proceedings cannot replace the direct contact and lively conversations between participants who are at the same time at the same place sharing ideas and discussion. However, proceedings complement the actual conference by 1. giving the ideas, research findings and debates which characterise the conference lasting presence 2. giving participants an opportunity to refresh their memory about issues they would like to follow up on and 3. providing an opportunity for others who were not able to attend the meeting to share in the thoughts and issues discussed at the conference. For the proceedings of the International Conferences on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy (ICCR) all this has been important in the past as the high citation rates for ICCR proceedings show. We hope that also the present proceedings will appeal to participants and others who are interested in cancer and ways to treat patients affected by it. It is exciting to note that what sounded like a small niche field (''Computers in Radiation Therapy'') has become a very broad forum to discuss all aspects of cancer diagnosis and therapy. Of particular interest for the 17th ICCR have been data and how to collect, organise and use it effectively. This is relevant for most areas in medicine and we believe that radiation therapy with its focus on evidence based practice and measurable and standardised activities has an important and possibly leading role to play. The 100 manuscripts combined in the present proceedings can hopefully contribute to this. The proceedings are organised into five different streams which reflect the foci of the conference: • Dose Calculation • Imaging for treatment planning and Motion Management • Treatment planning and optimisation

  10. List of reviewers, 2012

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    We are grateful for the work of the following colleagues, who acted as reviewers for submitted manuscripts during 2012. Names with an asterisk indicates colleagues who reviewed more than one manuscript.

  11. AGM: maternity ward or finishing school?

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    Metcalf, Donald

    2008-01-01

    In this issue of Blood, Lux and colleagues and Ghiaur and colleagues shed new light on the controversy of whether hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) arise in the yolk sac (YS) or the aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) region.

  12. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... any suspicious nodes, but we'll need our pathology colleagues to go through this tissue and identify ... here. Here's a lymph node here. It's our pathology colleagues who will go through here and separate ...

  13. Diagnosing & Treating Digestive Tract Disorders Endoscopically

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    Full Text Available ... asleep. We have our excellent endoscopy nursing assistant team. We have all of our colleagues from -- who are doing the audiovisual work today. And obviously our colleagues who've been ...

  14. Analysis of land cover changes using multisource and multitemporal images in loess hilly and gully regions

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    Wang, Dongchuan; Gong, Jianhua; Zhang, Lihui; Lei, Qixiang; Cao, Quanyi

    2009-06-01

    Land use/cover change (LUCC) is one of the most sensitive factors that show the interactions between human activities and ecological environments. In loess hilly and gully regions, to prevent soil loss and achieve better ecological environments, soil conservation measures have been taken during the past decades. This research attempts to detect land cover changes of Xihe ecological demonstration region by supervised classification to evaluate the effect of soil conservation measures. Support Vector Machines (SVM) classifier was applied for its ability to produce reliable classifications using small training samples. RBF kernel was finally employed for it nonlinearly maps samples into a higher dimensional space. Multi-source images of about one and a half decades were acquired for change detection, including Landsat TM and ETM+, CBERS2B CCD images. To minimize seasonal impacts, post-classification comparison method was employed for image processing. Unified land use classification plan was set up for all the images. The accuracy of classification was evaluated using more than 300 ground truth points mainly identified from high resolution Quickbird and CBERS2B HR images. The trend of land cover changes were detected and analyzed, and the relationship between land cover changes and human activities have been probed preliminarily. Result shows the ecological environments of the study area had deteriorated to a large extent in the first period, while were greatly bettered in the second period and controlling human activities or consciously exerting active human activities is an effective way to improve ecological environments.

  15. Study on extraction of crop information using time-series MODIS data in the Chao Phraya Basin of Thailand

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    Tingting, Lv; Chuang, Liu

    2010-03-01

    In order to acquire the crop-related information in Chao Phraya Basin, time-series MODIS data were used in this paper. Although the spatial resolution of MODIS data is not very high, it is still useful for detecting very large-scale phenomenon, such as changes in seasonal vegetation patterns. After the data processing a general crop-related LULC (land use and land cover) map, cropping intensity map and cropping patterns map were produced. Analysis of these maps showed that the main land use type in the study area was farmland, most of which was dominated by rice. Rice fields mostly concentrated in the flood plains and double or triple rice-cropping system was commonly employed in this area. Maize, cassava, sugarcane and other upland crops were mainly distributed in the high alluvial terraces. Because these area often have water shortage problem particularly in the dry season which can support only one crop in a year, the cropping intensity was very low. However, some upland areas can be cultivated twice a year with crops which have short growing seasons. The crop information extracted from MODIS data sets were assessed by CBERS data, statistic data and so on. It was shown that MODIS derived crop information coincided well with the statistic data at the provincial level. At the same time, crop information extracted by MODIS data sets and CBERS were compared with each other which also showed similar spatial patterns.

  16. Study of silting on basin streams of Bodocongó, Campina Grande, State of Paraiba, Brazil

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    Joelma Sales Santos

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The study aimed to produce thematic maps that reflect the expansion of space-time silting of the basin's Creek Bodocongó for the period from 1989 to 2007. The study area is located in the marsh west of the state of Paraiba in the city of Campina Grande. Analysis of images TM/Landsat-5, SSC / CBERS - 2 and data from work the field were made. The digital processing of Landsat images was performed from SPRING - 4.3. The results showed that the basin presented a reduction in the mirror of the water dam around 19% over 18 years. Between the years 1989 and 2007, this dam had 27.28 ha of mirror of water, already in April 2007 this area was reduced to 22.17 ha, according to analysis from CBERS images. The silting is one of the most aggravating consequences of degradation due to poor storage conditions, lack of supervision of public agencies and control the activities found along the whole basin.

  17. Advances of orbital gas tungsten arc welding for Brazilian space applications – experimental setup

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    José A. Orlowski de Garcia

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The present work describes details of the several steps of the technology involved for the orbital Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW process of pure commercially titanium tubes. These pieces will be used to connect the several components of the propulsion system of the China-Brazilian Satellite CBERS, and is part of the Brazilian aerospace industry development. The implantation involved the steps of environment control; cut and facing of the base metal; cleaning procedures; piece alignment; choice of the type, geometry and installation of the tungsten electrode; system for the pressure of the purge gas; manual tack welding; choice of the welding parameters; and, finally, the qualification of welding procedures. Three distinct welding programs were studied, using pulsed current with increasing speed, continuous current and pulsed current with decreasing amperage levels. The results showed that the high quality criteria required to the aerospace segment is such that usual welding operations must be carefully designed and executed. The three welding developed programs generated welds free of defects and with adequate morphology, allowing to select the condition that better fits the Brazilian aerospace segment, and to be implanted in the welding of the CBERS Satellite Propulsion System.

  18. Remote Sensing Monitoring of Tobacco Field Based on Phenological Characteristics and Time Series Image——A Case Study of Chengjiang County, Yunnan Province, China

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    PENG Guangxiong; DENG Lei; CUI Weihong; MING Tao; SHEN Wei

    2009-01-01

    Using three-phase remote sensing images of China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite 02B (CBERS02B) and Landsat-5 TM, tobacco field was extracted by the analysis of time series image based on the different phenological characteristics between tobacco and other crops. The spectral characteristics of tobacco and corn in luxuriant growth stage are very similar, which makes them difficult to be distinguished using a single-phase remote sensing image. Field film after tobacco seedlings transplanting can be used as significant sign to identify tobacco. Remote sensing interpretation map based on the fusion image of TM and CBERS02B's High-Resolution (HR) camera image was used as standard reference material to evaluate the classification accuracy of Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM) and Maximum Likelihood Classifier (MLC) for time series image based on full samples test method. SAM has higher classification accuracy and stability than MLC in dealing with time series image. The accuracy and Kappa of tobacco coverage extracted by SAM are 83.4% and 0.692 respectively, which can achieve the accuracy required by tobacco coverage measurement in a large area.

  19. PREFACE: Symmetries in Science XIV

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    Schuch, Dieter; Ramek, Michael

    2010-04-01

    Symmetries Logo This volume of the proceedings "Symmetries in Science XIV" is dedicated to the memory of our colleagues and dear friends Marcos Moshinsky and Yuriĭ Smirnov who regularly participated in these Symposia and were a great inspiration to many. We shall miss them. Dieter Schuch and Michael Ramek The international symposium "Symmetries in Science XIV" held at Collegium Mehrerau in Bregenz, Austria from July 19-24, 2009, attended by 32 scientists from 11 countries, was an experiment, performed by theoreticians. Aim of this experiment was to find out if the desire to revive or even continue this conference series was stronger than the very restricted pecuniary boundary conditions. It obviously was! After its establishment by Bruno Gruber in 1979, the biennial series settled in the very stimulating atmosphere of the monastery Mehrerau, which provided the ideal environment for a limited number of invited participants to exchange ideas, without parallel sessions, and pursue deeper discussions (at the latest in the evening at "Gasthof Lamm"). When the conference series terminated in 2003, former participants were quite disappointed. Meeting again at several (larger) conferences in subsequent years, there were repeated expressions of "the lack of a Bregenz-type meeting in our field nowadays" and the question of a possible "revitalization", even without external funding. After some hesitation, but also driven by our own desire to reinstate the series, we consulted Bruno who not only approved wholeheartedly but also offered his full support. It all finally led to the symposium in July 2009. The atmosphere was really like in the "good old days" and the interesting and thought-provoking presentations culminated in the publication of these Proceedings. We are grateful to Carl Bender for establishing contact with IOP making it possible for us to publish these Proceedings in the Journal of Physics Conference Series. A majority of the participants contributed to these

  20. Determining spatial variability in PM 2.5 source impacts across Detroit, MI

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    Duvall, Rachelle M.; Norris, Gary A.; Burke, Janet M.; Olson, David A.; Vedantham, Ram; Williams, Ron

    2012-02-01

    Intra-urban variability in air pollution source impacts was investigated using receptor modeling of daily speciated PM 2.5 measurements collected at residential outdoor locations across Detroit, MI (Wayne County) as part of the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) during summer and winter from 2004 to 2006. Six areas were selected for the residential monitoring in the DEARS to capture impacts from different sources including local industry, motor vehicles, and upwind regional sources. PM 2.5 measurements were also collected at the Allen Park, MI Chemical Speciation Network (CSN) site for comparison with the residential outdoor sites. Sources impacting PM 2.5 were quantified using the EPA Chemical Mass Balance Model (CMB 8.2). Published source profiles were used as input to CMB along with a mixed industrial profile and a steel manufacturing profile obtained by applying the EPA Positive Matrix Factorization Model (PMF 4.0) to CSN data from a Midwestern U.S. site with industrial sources similar to Detroit. Major PM 2.5 sources impacting the Allen Park and residential monitoring areas during DEARS included motor vehicles (24-36% by mass), secondary sulfate/coal combustion (17-35%), secondary nitrate (16-37%) and organic matter (17-21%). Road dust, steel manufacturing, and mixed industrial sources contributed less than 11% by mass. CMB source contribution estimates for Allen Park during the DEARS generally compared well to CMB estimates from the collocated year-long CSN measurements using the same source profiles. CMB source contributions during DEARS showed similar contributions across the residential monitoring areas for secondary sulfate/coal combustion and secondary nitrate consistent with regional impacts for these sources. Contributions from motor vehicles, steel manufacturing, and mixed industrial sources varied across the DEARS monitoring areas, indicating impacts from local sources within the Detroit airshed that may not be well characterized by

  1. DAΦNE status

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    DAΦNE, the Frascati LNF Φ-factory [1], is providing luminosity for the KLOE experiment since July 2000. A steady increase of daily integrated luminosity in KLOE has been obtained, due to interspersed machine physics studies. The main results are: increase of single bunch luminosity by reduction of the effects of nonlinear terms in the machine, background reduction, refill of the data and increase of stable stored current. A fraction of machine time has been used to tune luminosity and reduce background in the DEAR configuration. The luminosity delivered to DEAR was sufficient to conclude the first phase of the experiment

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  3. Surprises in Threshold Antikaon-Nucleon Physics

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    Low energy KN interactions are studied within unitary chiral perturbation theory at next-to-leading order with ten coupled channels. We pay special attention to the recent precise determination of the strong shift and width of the kaonic hydrogen 1s state by the DEAR Collaboration that has challenged our theoretical understanding of this sector of strong interactions. We typically find two classes of solutions, both of them reproducing previous data, that either can or cannot accommodate the DEAR measurements. The former class has not been previously discussed

  4. Essay: In Memory of Robert Siemann

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    think of Bob today, it is these moments that first come to mind, and it is these moments I will miss the most. I should like to mention another curious thing about Bob, namely he had a special talent of finding persuasive arguments that went his way. It was difficult to argue with Bob because it was so difficult to win. Generally quiet otherwise, he was too good and too methodical a debater. I had never seen him losing a debate on a policy issue or in a committee setting. However, when it comes to physics, his soft spot, he occasionally let go some weakness. When so doing, he would lose the debate, but his grin revealed that the loss was more than compensated by the physics he gained together with his debater. It is hard to believe that the office around the corner is now empty. The dear colleague we have come to know, to talk to, and to seek advice from, together with the feet-on-the-desk posture and the familiar grin, are no longer there. I wonder, who will now occupy that office next? And who will continue to carry on Bob Siemann's legacy? Many of us are waiting.

  5. Statement to Sixth Review Meeting of Contracting Parties to Convention on Nuclear Safety, 4 April 2014, Vienna, Austria

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    Full text: Good afternoon, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to say a few words to you at the end of the Sixth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety. The Convention is a very important mechanism which has contributed a lot to strengthening nuclear safety in the countries which are party to it. In the last two weeks, you have addressed some very important issues. During your productive and lively discussions, a number of challenges were identified for consideration by Contracting Parties. These included: how to achieve harmonized emergency plans and response measures; how to make better use of operating and regulatory experience and international peer review services; and how to strengthen regulators' independence, safety culture, transparency and openness. The Agency will continue to work closely with you in addressing all of these issues. The Fifth Review Conference, which took place in 2011 just after the Fukushima Daiichi accident, was the first opportunity for Contracting Parties to address the accident in an international conference. The fact that you devoted a special session to the Fukushima Daiichi accident this time demonstrates the continued resolve of the Contracting Parties to ensure that the right lessons are learned everywhere. The Agency continues to work with all our Member States to implement the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, about which you received a briefing. I know you will agree with me that it is vitally important that all the measures that have been agreed to strengthen global nuclear safety are actually implemented. Work continues on the IAEA report on the Fukushima Daiichi accident, which will be finalised this year. I understand that you decided to submit a proposal to amend the text of the Convention, addressing design and construction objectives for both existing and new nuclear power plants, to a Diplomatic Conference to be convened within one year. I am aware that a clear

  6. Editorial

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Dear Colleagues,First volume of the second issue of our journal "International Journal of Secondary Metabolites in (IJSM" has been published. The aim of our journal is to provide opportunities for the researchers working in the area of secondary metabolites by passing their valuable works through the mental filter of experienced and well-known referees in this field to convey the works to the scientific community. First of all our referees deserve a special thanks. We would also like to offer our deepest gratitude to everyone contributed to the preparation of this issue. We wish great success to those who sent articles to this issue and to those who will send their works in the future. Second issue of the journal will be published in July.On June 09-14, 2015 "Symposium on Biodiversity EuroAsian (SEAB" will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan's capital. Articles presented at this symposium will be published in full text if they overlap the interests of IJSM.------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sevgili meslektaşlarımız,“International Journal of Secondary Metabolite (IJSM” dergisinin 2.sayısının 1 no’su yayınlanmıştır. Derginin amacı sekonder metabolitlerle ilgili çalışma yapan araştırmacılarımıza imkan sunarak yapılmış olan değerli çalışmaları deneyimli ve kendi alanlarında tanınmış olan hakemlerimizin zeka süzgecinden geçirerek bilim camiasına ulaştırmaktır. Bu sayının hazırlanmasında hakemlerimiz başta olmakla, emeği geçen her kese teşekkür eder ve derin şükranlarımızı sunarız. Söz konusu sayıda makalesi yayınlanan yazarlara ve bundan sonra dergiye çalışmalarını gönderecek her kese başarılar dileriz. Derginin 2’ci sayısının 2’ci no’su Temmuz ayında yayınlanacaktır.09-14 haziran 2015 tarihleri arasında Azerbaycan'ın baş kendi Bakü’de “Symposium on EuroAsian Biodiversity (SEAB” sempozyumu yapılacaktır. Bu

  7. Standards of specialized diabetes care. Edited by Dedov II, Shestakova MV (6th edition

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    Ivan Ivanovich Dedov

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Dear Colleagues!We are glad to present the 6th Edition of Standards of Diabetes Care. These evidence-based guidelines were designed to standardize and facilitate diabetes care in all regions of the Russian Federation. The Standards are updated on the regular basis to incorporate new data and relevant recommendations from national and international clinical societies, including World Health Organization Guidelines (WHO, 2011, International Diabetes Federation (IDF, 2011, American Diabetes Association (ADA, 2013, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE, 2009, International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD, 2009 and Russian Association of Endocrinologists (RAE, 2011, 2012. Current edition of the “Standards” also integrates results of completed randomized clinical trials (ADVANCE, ACCORD, VADT, UKPDS, etc., as well as findings from the national studies of diabetes mellitus (DM, conducted in close partnership with a number of Russian hospitals.Latest data indicates that prevalence of DM increased during the last decade more than two-fold, reaching some 371 million patients by 2013. According to the current estimation by the International Diabetes Federation, every tenth inhabitant of the planet will be suffering from DM by 2030. These observations resulted in the UN Resolution 61/225 passed on 20.12.2006 that encouraged all Member States “to develop national policies for the prevention, treatment and care of diabetes”.Like many other countries, Russian Federation experiences a sharp rise in the prevalence of DM. According to Russian State Diabetes Register, there are at least 3.799 million patients with DM in this country. However, the epidemiological survey conducted by the Federal Endocrinology Research Centre during 2002-2010 suggests that actual prevalence is 3 to 4 times greater than the officially recognized and, by this estimate, amounts to 9-10 million persons, comprising 7% of the

  8. Talking points for 8. meeting of Points of Contact for Recruitment of Women, 11 March 2010, Vienna, Austria

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    Full text: Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues, This is my first opportunity as Director General to share with you my views on the representation of women in the Secretariat. For many years, the proportion of Professional women at the Agency was among the lowest in the UN system - about 18%. This partially reflected the traditionally low number of women in the nuclear sciences. We can take some pride in the progress that we have made in recent years. Women now account for around 23% of Professional staff. But this is still too low. The progress seen to date is a result of joint efforts by you, the Member States, and the Secretariat. The creation of this group - the Member States Points of Contact - has been key. Sixty Member States have designated Points of Contact. This means, however, that a surprisingly large number of countries, including some Board members, have not yet joined. I encourage them to sign up today. As Director General, I would like to see more women in senior positions and I want Agency staff to be recruited from as broad a geographical distribution as possible. In my first few months in office, I have already made special efforts to recruit women to Professional positions, with some success. My first concern is naturally to recruit the best qualified person. However, in selection processes I will always give prominent consideration to the need to proactively increase the number of women working in the Secretariat. More and more women are now working in the nuclear industry as engineers, managers, inspectors, chemists, physicists and environmentalists. But I must tell you honestly: while it is difficult to find well-qualified women for P-positions in the Agency, it is particularly difficult to find suitable female candidates for more senior posts. We very much need your help in getting the message out to highly-qualified women with long experience of the nuclear sector that the Agency is a great place to work. Change will not happen overnight

  9. Léonard Ginsburg et la Paléontologie Portugaise. Hommage amical

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    Telles Antunes, M.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Léonard Ginsburg has been a distinguished palaeontologist. He was a gifted one: intelligence, high working capacity, experience, knowledge and critical sense. As critical sense is not always the best for some people, adversaries were not rare. He was both an accomplished researcher and a deep connoisseur of the collections under his responsibility, as well as someone with a broad knowledge of the science world. By the high number and value of his contributions, an homage that he deserved so much is but an act of justice. As far as I am concerned, Ginsburg was a Colleague and Friend since 1961 until the end, even after his research activities ceased. Of course, his contributions cannot be valued just from a personal viewpoint. We can recognize their value for, among many others, a Country as Portugal. After obtaining a scholarship to prepare my Ph.D., I drove to Paris loaded with vertebrate fossils from Angola and Portugal, not without a few incidents because, by sheer chance, I arrived just the day of the Algerian “putsch”. Here they are my beginnings in Paris that developed into an institutional and personal collaboration and friendship for half a century. I have been very well received by the Director of the Muséum’s Institut de Paléontologie, Professor Jean-Pierre Lehman. I was lodged at the building’s basement. Soon afterwards, an unknown man approached asking me if I was a young « Spaniard » that came in to study fossil vertebrates, as Mr. Lehman had told him. He was Léonard Ginsburg. Our collaboration begun. We dealt mainly with the Miocene mammalian faunas from Portugal, and especially from Lisbon, as well as some Eocene ones. Nevertheless we also studied some other groups as crocodilians and areas, mostly in France. Research was carried on at the Paris Museum, the concerned Portuguese institutions and on the field. Under a palaeontological viewpoint, a most important place concerns Carnivora and Rhinocerotidae, as well as

  10. Editorial: phys. stat. sol. (a) 203/1

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    Stutzmann, Martin

    2006-01-01

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,on behalf of the Publishers, the Editorial Office, and the Editors of physica status solidi we wish you all the best for the coming year 2006! It is our sincere hope that your personal and professional experience with our journal has been a positive one and that you will continue to choose physica status solidi for the publication of your scientific findings in solid state physics also in the future.In doing so, you will be in increasingly good company! As a matter of fact, 2005 has been a year of exceptional growth in the number of manuscripts submitted to physica status solidi. Thus, the number of Original Papers which have reached our Editorial Office in Berlin has increased by as much as 30% compared to the long term average over the last ten years. For the Rapid Research Letter section, the corresponding increase has been even more impressive: more than +100% just in the last two years. We view this development as a confirmation of our longstanding efforts to ensure a timely publication service of high scientific quality. One relevant indicator for the high scientific standards expected from articles which are submitted for publication in physica status solidi is the average acceptance rate, which currently is less than 40%. This rate has continuously decreased from a value of about 60% ten years ago and bears witness to our efforts to strive for quality rather than quantity.Also, physica status solidi has been able to continue its long tradition as a truly international journal, despite of the strong competition in an established field such as solid state physics. In 2005, submitted papers have originated almost equally from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, with a clearly growing contribution from China, India, and Japan. We are actively working together with our international Editorial Boards and the Regional Editors to maintain a reasonable balance among papers from different parts of the world. The increasing international

  11. Editorial: phys. stat. sol. (b) 243/1

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    Stutzmann, Martin

    2006-01-01

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,on behalf of the Publishers, the Editorial Office, and the Editors of physica status solidi we wish you all the best for the coming year 2006! It is our sincere hope that your personal and professional experience with our journal has been a positive one and that you will continue to choose physica status solidi for the publication of your scientific findings in solid state physics also in the future.In doing so, you will be in increasingly good company! As a matter of fact, 2005 has been a year of exceptional growth in the number of manuscripts submitted to physica status solidi . Thus, the number of Original Papers which have reached our Editorial Office in Berlin has increased by as much as 30% compared to the long term average over the last ten years. For the Rapid Research Letter section, the corresponding increase has been even more impressive: more than +100% just in the last two years. We view this development as a confirmation of our longstanding efforts to ensure a timely publication service of high scientific quality. One relevant indicator for the high scientific standards expected from articles which are submitted for publication in physica status solidi is the average acceptance rate, which currently is less than 40%. This rate has continuously decreased from a value of about 60% ten years ago and bears witness to our efforts to strive for quality rather than quantity.Also, physica status solidi has been able to continue its long tradition as a truly international journal, despite of the strong competition in an established field such as solid state physics. In 2005, submitted papers have originated almost equally from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, with a clearly growing contribution from China, India, and Japan. We are actively working together with our international Editorial Boards and the Regional Editors to maintain a reasonable balance among papers from different parts of the world. The increasing international

  12. Editorial: phys. stat. sol. (c) 3/1

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    Stutzmann, Martin

    2006-01-01

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,on behalf of the Publishers, the Editorial Office, and the Editors of physica status solidi we wish you all the best for the coming year 2006! It is our sincere hope that your personal and professional experience with our journal has been a positive one and that you will continue to choose physica status solidi for the publication of your scientific findings in solid state physics also in the future.In doing so, you will be in increasingly good company! As a matter of fact, 2005 has been a year of exceptional growth in the number of manuscripts submitted to physica status solidi . Thus, the number of Original Papers which have reached our Editorial Office in Berlin has increased by as much as 30% compared to the long term average over the last ten years. For the Rapid Research Letter section, the corresponding increase has been even more impressive: more than +100% just in the last two years. We view this development as a confirmation of our longstanding efforts to ensure a timely publication service of high scientific quality. One relevant indicator for the high scientific standards expected from articles which are submitted for publication in physica status solidi is the average acceptance rate, which currently is less than 40%. This rate has continuously decreased from a value of about 60% ten years ago and bears witness to our efforts to strive for quality rather than quantity.Also, physica status solidi has been able to continue its long tradition as a truly international journal, despite of the strong competition in an established field such as solid state physics. In 2005, submitted papers have originated almost equally from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, with a clearly growing contribution from China, India, and Japan. We are actively working together with our international Editorial Boards and the Regional Editors to maintain a reasonable balance among papers from different parts of the world. The increasing international

  13. Essay: In Memory of Robert Siemann

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    2011-11-14

    think of Bob today, it is these moments that first come to mind, and it is these moments I will miss the most. I should like to mention another curious thing about Bob, namely he had a special talent of finding persuasive arguments that went his way. It was difficult to argue with Bob because it was so difficult to win. Generally quiet otherwise, he was too good and too methodical a debater. I had never seen him losing a debate on a policy issue or in a committee setting. However, when it comes to physics, his soft spot, he occasionally let go some weakness. When so doing, he would lose the debate, but his grin revealed that the loss was more than compensated by the physics he gained together with his debater. It is hard to believe that the office around the corner is now empty. The dear colleague we have come to know, to talk to, and to seek advice from, together with the feet-on-the-desk posture and the familiar grin, are no longer there. I wonder, who will now occupy that office next? And who will continue to carry on Bob Siemann's legacy? Many of us are waiting.

  14. Avaliação e compação de métodos de classificação de imagens de satélites para o mapeamento de estádios de sucessão florestal Assessment and comparison of methods of classification of orbital images for the mapping of forest succession stadiums

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    Marcos Vinícius Fernandes Amaral

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo comparar as imagens orbitais fornecidas pelos satélites CBERS-2, IRS-P6 e Quickbird para o mapeamento dos estádios de sucessão florestal, utilizando-se diferentes métodos de classificação de imagens digitais. A área de estudo incluiu as reservas de floresta nativa pertencentes ao projeto florestal Macedônia, localizado nos Municípios de Bugre e Ipaba, entre os paralelos 19º19'00"S e 19º24'30"S e os meridianos 42º27'00"W e 42º21'00"W, Estado de Minas Gerais. Foram utilizadas as classificações visual, por pixel e por regiões. Para fins de avaliação da fidedignidade da classificação de cada método, de forma particular, foi gerada a matriz de erros e calculado o índice Kappa. Para testar a significância estatística da diferença entre dois índices Kappa, foi utilizado o teste Z. De maneira geral, os melhores resultados foram as classificações obtidas nos métodos por regiões e visual, apresentando valores de Kappa mais elevados que as classificações por pixel; a imagem resultante da fusão da imagem IRS com a CBERS, classificada pelo método de regiões, obteve o melhor índice Kappa, estando dentro do nível considerado como bom. Os problemas de separação entre as classes resultaram em classificações com baixo nível de exatidão, o que pode ser explicado pela semelhança espectral entre os alvos (estádios inicial, médio e avançado de sucessão florestal, pequena variação entre os valores numéricos dos pixels, existência de sobreposição entre classes e baixa resolução espectral dos sensores.The objective of the present work was to compare the orbital images from the CBERS 2, IRS-P6 and the Quickbird satellites, for the mapping of the stadiums of ecological succession, using different methods of classification of orbital images. The study area included the native forest reserves of the Macedônia forest project, located in the cities of Bugre and Ipaba, between the

  15. Monitoramento de propriedades rurais através de dados multisensores em nível orbital / Monitoring of rural properties using multisensor satellite data

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    Rener Ribeiro Fernandes

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo realizar uma análise temporal das áreas alteradas em uma propriedade rural (Fazenda Santo Antônio do Jurigue, localizada no estado do Mato Grosso, por meio de dados de multisensores ao longo de 6 anos. Foram utilizadas imagens dos sensores: HRC/ CBERS-2B, ETM+/Landsat 7 e TM/Landsat-5 para análise temporal dos anos de 2002, 2004, 2006 e 2008. Após as etapas de pré-processamento realizadas nas imagens, foi aplicado o método de classificação supervisionada por máxima verossimilhança. Na imagem do ano de 2008, foi também aplicado o método de fusão de imagens IHS e o método de classificação orientada a objetos com o intuito de discriminar melhor o uso da terra da área de estudo, comparando seus resultados temáticos àqueles obtidos pela classificação por máxima verossimilhança. Os valores obtidos foram tabulados, verificando que no ano de 2002, 33,43% da cobertura vegetal da propriedade já havia sido alterado, percentual esse que aumentou para 40,32% em 2004, 51,85% em 2006. Em 2008 essa conversão da tipologia vegetal natural atingiu valores de 60,69% através da análise da classificação supervisionada por máxima verossimilhança e de 70,64% para a classificação orientada a objetos. O método de classificação orientada a objetos foi o que apresentou resultados finais mais promissores, possibilitados pelo uso de dados de alta resolução do sensor HRC do satélite CBERS-2B.AbstractThis study aimed to perform a temporal analysis of the rural property (Santo Antonio do Jurigue Farm, located in Mato Grosso by means of multisensor data over 6 years. We used images from the sensors: HRC/CBERS-2B, ETM+/Landsat 7 and TM/Landsat-5 for temporal analysis of the years 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. After the preprocessing steps performed on the images was applied the method of maximum likelihood of supervised classification. In the image of 2008 was also applied the method of image fusion IHS

  16. Characterization of titanium welded joints by the orbital gas tungsten arc welding process for aerospace application

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    José A. Orlowski de Garcia

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available In this work, three welding programs for orbital gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW, previously developed, were used, using pulsed current and increasing speed (#A, constant current (#B and pulsed current and decreasing current (#C. One of these should be used for the propulsion system of the Satellite CBERS (China – Brazil Earth Resources Satellite. Welded joints using tubes of commercially pure titanium were obtained with these procedures, which were characterized by means of mechanical and metallographic tests. The obtained results showed that the three welding procedures produce welded joints free of defects and with adequate shape. Although small differences on mechanical properties and on microstructure have been observed, the three welding programs attained compatible results with international standards used in the aerospace segment. The welding program #B, due to the reduced heat input used, was considered to obtain slightly advantage over the others.

  17. An economic analysis of a monitored retrievable storage site for Tennessee. Final report and appendices

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    Fox, W.F.; Mayo, J.W.; Hansen, L.T.; Quindry, K.E.

    1985-12-17

    The United States Department of Energy is charged with the task of identifying potential sites for a Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) Facility and reporting the results of its analysis to Congress by January 1986. DOE chose three finalist sites from 11 sites DOE analysts evaluated earlier. All three are in Tennessee, including two in Oak Ridge and one in Trousdale/Smith Counties. This paper is a summary of research undertaken on the economic effects of establishing the MRS facility in Tennessee. All three locations were considered in the analysis, but on some occasions attention is focused on the site preferred by DOE. The research was undertaken by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), College of Business Administration, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, under contract with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

  18. An economic analysis of a monitored retrievable storage site for Tennessee

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    Fox, W.F.; Mayo, J.W.; Hansen, L.T.; Quindry, K.E.

    1985-12-17

    The United States Department of Energy is charged with the task of identifying potential sites for a Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) Facility and reporting the results of its analysis to Congress by January 1986. DOE chose three finalist sites from 11 sites DOE analysts evaluated earlier. All three are in Tennessee, including two in Oak Ridge and one in Trousdale/Smith Counties. This paper is a summary of research undertaken on the economic effects of establishing the MRS facility in Tennessee. All three locations were considered in the analysis, but on some occasions attention is focused on the site preferred by DOE. The research was undertaken by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), College of Business Administration, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, under contract with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

  19. Study of remote sensing monitoring of dynamic change of the Loess Plateau forest resources

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    Yuliang, Qiao; Ying, Wang; Junyou, Tang

    Taking for example Daning County, a key pilot area of ``the Three North Protection Forest Project'' in China's Loess Plateau, this article is to explore the method of using remote sensing technology to monitoring the dynamic change information of forest vegetation. It uses LANDSAT TM, CBERS-1 data and aerial remote sensing and ground investigation to monitoring the dynamic change of forest vegetation information of Daning County in three different periods - 1978, 1987 and 2000. The results of the research prove that, this method is worth widely popularized, by which the dynamic change information of the forest vegetation can be monitored simply and quickly so as to explore a scientific, rational and effective road for us to rectify the territory of China's Loess Plateau, change the poor physiognomy of this area, improve the ecological environment and promote the development of national economy.

  20. Effects of Geopotential and Atmospheric Drag Effects on Frozen Orbits Using Nonsingular Variables

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    Paula Cristiane Pinto Mesquita Pardal

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The concept of frozen orbit has been applied in space missions mainly for orbital tracking and control purposes. This type of orbit is important for orbit design because it is characterized by keeping the argument of perigee and eccentricity constant on average, so that, for a given latitude, the satellite always passes at the same altitude, benefiting the users through this regularity. Here, the system of nonlinear differential equations describing the motion is studied, and the effects of geopotential and atmospheric drag perturbations on frozen orbits are taken into account. Explicit analytical expressions for secular and long period perturbations terms are obtained for the eccentricity and the argument of perigee. The classical equations of Brouwer and Brouwer and Hori theories are used. Nonsingular variables approach is used, which allows obtaining more precise previsions for CBERS (China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite satellites family and similar satellites (SPOT, Landsat, ERS, and IRS orbital evolution.

  1. ANALYSIS OF SPECTRAL CHARACTERISTICS AMONG DIFFERENT SENSORS BY USE OF SIMULATED RS IMAGES

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    2000-01-01

    This research, by use of RS image-simulating method, simulated apparent reflectance images at sensor level and ground-reflectance images of SPOT-HRV,CBERS-CCD,Landsat-TM and NOAA14-AVHRR' s corresponding bands. These images were used to analyze sensor's differences caused by spectral sensitivity and atmospheric impacts. The differences were analyzed on Normalized Difference Vegetation Index(NDVI). The results showed that the differences of sensors' spectral characteristics cause changes of their NDVI and reflectance. When multiple sensors' data are applied to digital analysis, the error should be taken into account. Atmospheric effect makes NDVI smaller, and atn~pheric correction has the tendency of increasing NDVI values. The reflectance and their NDVIs of different sensors can be used to analyze the differences among sensor' s features. The spectral analysis method based on RS simulated images can provide a new way to design the spectral characteristics of new sensors.

  2. Mapping flood prone areas in southern Brazil: a combination of frequency analysis, HAND algorithm and remote sensing methods

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    Fabris Goerl, Roberto; Borges Chaffe, Pedro Luiz; Marcel Pellerin, Joel Robert; Altamirano Flores, Juan Antonio; Josina Abreu, Janete; Speckhann, Gustavo Andrei; Mattos Sanchez, Gerly

    2015-04-01

    Floods disaster damages several people around the world. There is a worldwide increasing trend of natural disasters frequency and their negative impacts related to the population growth and high urbanization in natural hazards zones. In Santa Catarina state, such as almost all southern Brazilian territory, floods are a frequent hydrological disaster. In this context, flood prone areas map is a important tool to avoid the construction of new settlements in non-urbanizations areas. The present work aimed to map flood prone areas in Palhoça City, Southern Brazil combining high resolution digital elevations data, remote sensing information, frequency analysis and High Above Nearest Drainage (HAND) algorithm. We used 17 years of daily discharge and stage data to calculate flood probability and return period. Remote Sensing (RS) with CBERS HRC image with 2,7m resolution was used. This image was taken one day after one flood occurrence and a band difference was used to extract the flood extent. HAND using DEM to calculate the altimetric difference between channel pixel and adjacent terrain values. All morphometric attributes used in HAND were extracted directly from the high resolution DEM (1m). Through CBERS image areas where flood level was higher than 0.5m were mapped. There is some kind of uncertain in establish HAND classes, since only distance to the channel was take in account. Thus, using other hydrological or spatial information can reduce this uncertain. To elaborate the final flood prone map, all this methods were combined. This map was classified in three main classes based on return period. It was notices that there is a strong spatial correlation between high susceptibility flood areas and geomorphological features like floodplains and Holocene beach ridges, places where water table emerges frequently. The final map was classified using three different colors (red, yellow and green) related to high, medium an law susceptibility flood areas. This mapping

  3. Forest Fires in Southwestern Amazonia During 2005: Extent and Distribution in Eastern Acre State, Brazil

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    Brown, I.; Moulard, E. M.; Nakamura, J.; Schroeder, W.; Maldonado, M.; Vasconcelos, S. S.; Selhorst, D.

    2007-05-01

    The extended drought in western Amazonia during 2005 provided the conditions for wild fires that spread in old- growth rain forests and cleared areas of the contiguous areas of Madre de Dios, Peru, Acre, Brazil, and Pando, Bolivia, collectively known as the MAP Region. The greatest extent of the wild fires occurred in eastern Acre State with 60,000 km2 of diverse land uses that range from intensely occupied colonization areas, large cattle ranches, extractive and biological reserves and indigenous areas. At the request of the Public Ministry of Acre and other government agencies we analyzed Landsat 5 and CBERS 2 imagery for forests with canopies affected by fires, using visual interpretation and manual digitalization of polygons. Accuracy assessment was done with 180 aerial photos. The total area of forest with canopies affected by fires was 267,000 ha, roughly five times recent annual deforestation rates for Acre State. Omission and commission errors were 28% and 2%, respectively. Burn scars in non-forest areas were determined using ASTER and CBERS 2 imagery via supervised classification. Total open area with burn scars was 203,000 ha. The total of open area and forests affected by fires exceeded 470,000 ha due to three factors: (1) some images used did not include the last weeks of burning; (2) ground fires in forests that did not affect the canopy and therefore were not detected; and (3) concern of the interpreters to avoid commission errors. Of the twelve municipalities of eastern Acre, most affected were Acrelandia, Placido de Castro, Epitaciolandia with >31%, >19% and >17% of the municipality affected, respectively). The largest impact, >114,000 ha, occurred in the Rio Branco Municipality. Similar patterns of burning occurred in Pando and in Madre de Dios. The environmental, social and economic disaster that these fires produced may be a harbinger of future impacts in southwestern Amazonia if current climate predictions prove to be correct.

  4. Responses to perceived unethical practices in clinical neuropsychology: ethical and legal considerations.

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    Grote, C L; Lewin, J L; Sweet, J J; van Gorp, W G

    2000-02-01

    Neuropsychologists often review the work of colleagues who have performed a neuropsychological evaluation. At times, these reviews may cause one to believe that a colleague acted in an unethical manner. However, it is often unclear whether the situation warrants contacting the colleague or filing a complaint. This article provides examples of potential unethical practices in neuropsychology, and then reviews the relevant ethical principles and legal precedents concerning the obligations and possible risks of reporting perceived unethical practices of a colleague. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations and options as to when and how one should proceed in such situations. PMID:10855065

  5. Prognostic Significance of Subtype Classification for Short- and Long-Term Survival in Breast Cancer: Survival Time Holds the Key

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    Ambs, Stefan

    2010-01-01

    Stefan Ambs provides a perspective on a recent research article by Paul Pharoah and colleagues that evaluated the prognostic significance of immunohistochemical subtype classification in early breast cancer.

  6. Putting a damper on drilling's bad vibrations

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    Jardine, S. (Sedco forex, Montrouge (France)); Malone, D. (Anadrill, Sugar Land, TX (United States)); Sheppard, M. (Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge (United Kingdom))

    1994-01-01

    Harmful drilling vibrations are costing the industry dearly. Three main vibration types (axial, torsional and transverse) are explained and its causes discussed. Technology exists to eliminate most vibrations, but requires more systematic deployment than is usual. Hardware that eliminates vibrations is reviewed, including downhole shock measurement, torque feedback shock guards and antiwhirl bits. 9 figs., 11 refs.

  7. 48 CFR 915.305 - Proposal evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ..., approval and nondisclosure procedures as required by 48 CFR (DEAR) 915.207-70 shall be followed and a... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal evaluation. 915... AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Source Selection 915.305 Proposal evaluation....

  8. Dosimetry service removal

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    2010-01-01

    Dear personal dosimeter user, Please note that the Dosimetry service has moved in building 55, the service is now located in the main floor: 55-R-004. Main floor instead of second floor. On your right hand when accessing in the building. Thank you Dosimetry Service

  9. Structural basis for site-specific reading of unmodified R2 of histone H3 tail by UHRF1 PHD finger

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    Chengkun Wang; Jie Shen; Zhongzheng Yang; Ping Chen; Bin Zhao; Wei Hu; Wenxian Lan

    2011-01-01

    Dear Editor,We report two NMR complex structures of PHDUHRF1 binding to unmodified or K9 trimethylated histone tails,which clarify a controversy regarding how the binding of UHRF1 to H3 tails is mediated.Based on our structures,H3R2,not H3K9,mediates PHD binding.

  10. Mitomycin-Induced Interstitial Pneumonitis in a Patient with BRCA2 Associated Metastatic Pancreatic Carcinoma

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    Muhammad Wasif Saif; Tong Dai

    2010-01-01

    Dear Sir, Interstitial lung diseases are diffuse parenchymal lung diseases, and represent a heterogeneous group of disorders including lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis, interstitial lung diseases of unknown etiology, including sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary fibrosis associated with connective tissue diseases [1]. Most of the interstitial disorders have a restrictive pattern with reductions in total lung capacity, functional residual capacity, and residua...

  11. 共同发展共享繁荣在亚太经合组织工商领导人峰会上的演讲%Toward Common Development And Shared Prosperity Speech at APEC CEO Summit 2010

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    胡锦涛

    2010-01-01

    @@ Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends, I am delighted to meet you, friends from the Asia-Pacific business community, in the beautiful port city of Yokohama and exchange views with you on the topic of "Emerging Markets in the Asia-Pacific region."

  12. Fluor Hanford Integrated Safety Management System Phase 1 Verification 04/12/2000 Thru 04/28/2000 Volume 1 and 2

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    PARSONS, J.E.

    2000-03-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) commits to accomplishing its mission safely. To ensure this objective is met, DOE issued DOE P 450.4, Safety Management System Policy, and incorporated safety management into the DOE Acquisition Regulations ([DEAR] 48 CFR 970.5204-2 and 90.5204-78).

  13. Effects of multiple intravitreal anti-VEGF injections on retinal nerve fiber layer and intraocular pressure: a comparative clinical study

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    Franck; Amouyal; Danièle; Denis; Frédéric; Matonti

    2014-01-01

    Dear Sir,Ifound the article by Sobac1etal[1]very interesting.The authors concluded that repeated intravitreal injection(IVI)of ranibizumab or bevacizumab didn’t seem have adverse effects on retinal nerve fiber layer(RNFL)thickness in wet age-related macular degeneration(AMD)patients.

  14. Five Impossible Questions Women Ask

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    许文龙

    2004-01-01

    1.“What are you thinking?”Right answer: “I'm sorry if I've been quiet, dear. I was just reflecting on what a warm, wonderful,beautiful woman you are and what a lucky guy I am to have met you.”

  15. From The Editor

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    T.Volkan YUZER

    2016-01-01

    Dear TOJDE Readers, Welcome to the Volume 17, Number 2 of TOJDE, In April 2016 issue, there are 9 articles and 2 book reviews. 18 authors from 7 different countries write the articles. All these articles are from Colombia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, and Turkey.

  16. Netrin-1 signaling mediates NO-induced glial precursor migration and accumulation

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    Hong-wei Chen; Qiang Wei; Jing Zhang; Chuan-kun Xu; Tao Tan; Wei-zhi Ji

    2010-01-01

    Dear Editor, In the central nervous system, cell migration and accumulation occur widely to construct a complex neural network during mammalian development [1]. Previous studies reported that both the gaseous messenger molecule nitric oxide (NO) [2-4] and widely studied axon guidance/migration cues such as Netrins [5, 6] regulated the migratory behavior of cells in the nervous system.

  17. Beyond Tuition Fees? The Legacy of Blair's Government to Higher Education

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    Lunt, Ingrid

    2008-01-01

    Although the famous Blair mantra "education, education, education" was applied by his government mainly to the compulsory education sector, there was no shortage of initiatives in Higher Education (HE). The scene was set by the Dearing Report in 1997 which effectively determined the direction of Blair's first term. The second term enabled Blair to…

  18. Variation of resistance and infectivity between Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 and bacteriophage Ф2 and its therapeutic implications

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    Hanchen; Chen; Guohua; Chen

    2015-01-01

    <正>Dear Editor,Studies of the coevolutionary dynamics between Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 and bacteriophageФ2 can explore host resistance and parasite infectivity with applications in the ecological and therapeutic fields.Coevolutionary dynamics determine the efficacy of phage-based therapy.In the study described here,bacterial resistance and phage infectivity fluctuated with culture

  19. Report of Bilateral Inferior Petrosal Sinus Sampling in Iran

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    R Heidarpour

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Dear Editor"nThe differential diagnosis of ACTH-dependent Cushing syndrome is a challenging issue for clinical endocrinologists. MRI is commonly used to diagnose Cushing disease and remains the obvious technique to identify pituitary microadenomas in a noninvasive manner but it has proved to be problematic in some cases.

  20. 初三英语限时阅读训练

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    向文艳

    2004-01-01

    @@ Help or Not Dear editor, During last year's winter holiday, I went shopping with my grandmother. We saw several beggars,some of whom were disabled, which made me feel sad. Among them were old people, young people and even children! When I wanted to help them, my grandmother stopped me.

  1. 父亲节的祝福

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    胡蓉

    2011-01-01

    Dear Boys and girls, the third Sunday in dune is Father' s Day. 亲爱的小朋友,六月的第三个星期日是父亲节。 Do you have anything to say to your father? 你是不是有很多话想对爸爸说?

  2. Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Environmental Exposure Studies: Lessons from the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study

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    The Environmental Protection Agency’s Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) was a complex 3-year personal exposure study. The six geographically defined areas in the Detroit (Wayne County), Michigan, area used as study locations are ethnically diverse; the majority ...

  3. 78 FR 16506 - Notice of Hearing: Reconsideration of Disapproval of Florida State Plan Amendments (SPA) 12-015

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    2013-03-15

    ... emergency room visits to six per fiscal year for non-pregnant adults, 21 years of age and older, effective..., Office of the General Counsel, 2727 Mahan Drive, Building 3, MS 3, Tallahassee, FL 323008 Dear Mr... visits to six per fiscal year for non-pregnant adults, 21 years of age and older, effective August...

  4. ACADEMICIAN CONSTANTIN TURTA -RENOWNED, CONSISTENT, AMBITIOUS, NON-CONFORMIST SCIENTIST

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    Gheorghe Duca

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Dear academician, professor Constantin Turta, on the occasion of Your 70 years anniversary and 50 years of fruitful scientific and teaching activity, on behalf of the scientific community of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, we address You our best wishes of prosperity, health, welfare, new advances in boinorganic chemistry, nanomaterials and advanced technologies.

  5. Tornado

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    Dorine; Houston

    1998-01-01

    Dear Xiao Lan, As you know, we Americans are very busy these days ; Jews are celebrating theirgreat feast of Passover, and Christians are observing the most solemn Good Fridaytoday, with the joyful Easter to come on Sunday. In the midst of these busy days offestival preparations, nature has gone crazy and ravaged entire towns in two southern

  6. Flare up of rheumatoid arthritis associated with VogtKoyanagi-Harada syndrome treated with leflunomide

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    Jia; Wang; Qi-Bing; Xie; Yi; Zhao; Yi; Liu

    2014-01-01

    Dear Editor,We present a case of"Flare up of rheumatoid arthritis associated with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada(VKH)syndrome treated with leflunomide".To our knowledge,this is the first case of uveitis and arthritis inflammation active at the same time and no treatment for this condition has been described in the literature.

  7. 76 FR 35017 - United States et al. v. United Regional Health Care System; Public Comments and Response on...

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    2011-06-15

    ... 20530 April 20, 2011. BY E-MAIL Mr. Joshua H. Soven, Chief of the Litigation I Section, Antitrust...: Comments to Proposed Consent Judgment in U.S. v. United Regional Health Care System Dear Mr. Soven: The..., cardiology services, and obstetric services. Kell West has considered expansion into additional services...

  8. Editor’s Letter

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    2010-01-01

    Dear readers,Today, the twelfth of July, has witnessed an end to the ever largest extravaganza in the world Football Cup, Jules Rimet has finally made its way to find his new master-Spain that runs madly to gore

  9. Editor's Letter

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    Zhao Hong

    2010-01-01

    @@ Dear readers, Today, the twelfth of July, has witnessed an end to the ever largest extravaganza in the world Football Cup, Jules Rimet has finally made its way to find his new master - Spain that runs madly to gore Netherlands to a defeat.

  10. 78 FR 45168 - Acquisition Regulations: Export Control

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    2013-07-26

    ... Parts 925, 952 and 970 RIN 1991-AB99 Acquisition Regulations: Export Control AGENCY: Department of... of Energy (DOE) published a proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (78 FR 35195) to amend the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) to add export control requirements applicable to...

  11. In vivo and in vitro use of plasma membrane DNA in the detection and follow-up of systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Jacqueline Keyhani; Ezzatollah Keyhani; Genevieve Servais; Jean Duchateau

    2011-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the patient's tissues, resulting in inflammation and damage (Tan et al.,1982).SLE is associated with the presence of abnormally elevated titers of a variety of antibodies, including antibodies to doublestranded (ds) DNA, in the serum (Egner,2000).

  12. 英语作文范例

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    河北考生; 韩利梅

    2015-01-01

    第二节书面表达Dear Sir/Madam,Having seen uour advertisement for language and arts training in Lancaster,I am greatly interested in the courses offered.So now I'm writing for some more information.My name is Li Hua,a high school student from China.

  13. A Progressive Approach to Integrating Education Technology

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    Nemcek, Felicia

    2013-01-01

    Do you ever have the feeling that with rapidly changing technology your students are driving the bus and you are holding on for dear life? According to the author, who is the principal of the Southwest Career and Technical Academy (SWCTA) located in Las Vegas, Nevada, they feel that way more often than not. However, she and her faculty understand…

  14. Comment on "Balance recovery control for biped robot based on reaction null space method"by Baoping Wang,Renxi Hu,Jinming Zhang and Chuangfeng Huai

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    Yoshikazu Kanamiya

    2010-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, I am coauthor of the paper entitled "Balance control of a humanoid robot based on the reaction null space method" by Akinori Nishio, Kentaro Takahashi and Dragomir N. Nenchev, published on pages 1996 - 2001 in the Proceeding of the 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems held 9-15 October 2006 in Beijing, China.

  15. 关于美国女学生未婚先孕的问题(英文)

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    Rosemary; Adang

    1998-01-01

    Dear Rosemary , I am an English lover in YM High School (one of the best and most famous highschools in Guangdong). This coming summer, I am to sit in for the college entranceexam. I am now exerting myself, aiming at the English Department of SJTU!

  16. 答青岛李靳问(住房问题)

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    Rosemary; Adang

    1998-01-01

    Dear Rosemary, Your reply to the questions raised by Chinese readers in EST Learning aroused ourgreat interest! Not only can we know more about America but also learn some idiomaticEnglish from you. There are a dozen English-learning journals in China today, more orless; however, we believe that EST Learning is the only journal that supplies her

  17. Editorial

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    Héctor Valerio Castro Quiroga

    2012-01-01

    "Education and Territory" - academic dissemination tool, teaching and education in the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Philosophy and Arts of our beloved cloister is pleased to share with our dear readers, The New Adventures pedagogical and conceptual lines of leading researchers around the educational thought and generalities surrounding the global substrate Bachelor of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (LEFRD).

  18. Editorial

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    Héctor Valerio Castro Quiroga

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available "Education and Territory" - academic dissemination tool, teaching and education in the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Philosophy and Arts of our beloved cloister is pleased to share with our dear readers, The New Adventures pedagogical and conceptual lines of leading researchers around the educational thought and generalities surrounding the global substrate Bachelor of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (LEFRD.

  19. Announcement of the 2016 Polymers Young Investigator Award

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    Alexander Böker

    2016-01-01

    Dear readers of Polymers, Finally, after an extensive voting period, we are proud to present the first winner of the Polymers Young Investigator Award to Dr. Luis M. Campos, who is an assistant professor at the Chemistry Department of Columbia University, USA.[...

  20. 建议(英文)

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    2008-01-01

    Editor Grace Yang,from the United States,answers readers' questions about marriage and relationships in China. Dear Grace, Recently,I saw a movie called Mail Order Wife,in which a white male"ordered"a wife from Asia.Are there a lot of groups that organize such marriages in China?

  1. 78 FR 4404 - DOE Response to Recommendation 2012-2 of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Hanford...

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    2013-01-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE... Washington, DC 20004 Dear Mr. Chairman: The Department of Energy (DOE) acknowledges receipt of Defense... was needed to make the ventilation system a credited safety control. DOE agrees. In developing...

  2. 76 FR 42686 - DOE Response to Recommendation 2011-1 of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Safety...

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    2011-07-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE... Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004-2901. Dear Mr. Chairman: The Department of Energy (DOE... at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, issued on June 9, 2011. DOE views nuclear safety...

  3. STEM Education: A Deficit Framework for the Twenty First Century? A Sociocultural Socioscientific Response

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    Zeidler, Dana L.

    2016-01-01

    The ubiquitous of STEM education initiatives in recent years has created a bandwagon that has moved at nearly light speed. The impulse of the science education community and policy-makers is to grab hold for dear life or be marginalized from subsequent discussions about the necessity and consequences of using STEM initiatives to prepare and inform…

  4. Harassment Monitoring System Using Android Smartphone

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    Shivu Gururaj, Dr. Raj Shekhar M. Patil

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we propose a system for monitoring harassment. It is essentially software installed on phone which informs the security (e.g. police) and dear ones (e.g. parents) with location details and seeking for help message. It posts the same details on server to notify public for help.

  5. Guess who's coming to dinner: Brain signatures of racially biased and politically correct behaviors.

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    Berlingeri, M; Gallucci, M; Danelli, L; Forgiarini, M; Sberna, M; Paulesu, E

    2016-09-22

    The ability to share feelings with those of someone in pain is affected by the racial difference between the target and the onlooker. A differential empathic activation for race (DEAR effect) in favor of in-group members has been documented in the brain pain matrix. However, we are also capable of unbiased responses that manifest politically correct behaviors toward people of a different race. To address the neurofunctional signatures underlying both the DEAR effect and the manifestation of politically correct behaviors, we scanned with fMRI Caucasian participants while watching African or Caucasian actors touched by either a rubber eraser or a needle. Participants were instructed to empathize with the actors during the video presentation (stimulus phase) and to explicitly judge the pain level experienced by the actors (response phase). During the stimulus phase, we found a typical DEAR effect within the pain-matrix. This effect correlated with the level of implicit racial bias as measured by the IAT. On the other hand, during the response phase a significant out-group specific DEAR effect emerged in the prefrontal cortices. This latter effect was coupled with a revealing behavioral pattern: while the magnitude of the painful experience attributed to Caucasians and Africans was the same, our participants were significantly slower when judging the pain experience of the African actors. We propose a model that logically integrates these two contrasting forces at the neurobiological and behavioral level. PMID:27378559

  6. Thoughts on the "Languages Review"

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    Byram, Michael

    2007-01-01

    The Review (Dearing & King, 2007) will doubtless be judged less on its detailed content and standpoint and more on the impact it has on politicians' and ministers' priorities for teaching languages. For the Review is concerned with language "teaching" much more than with "learning". This is evident, for example, in the discussion of the consensus…

  7. Editor's Letter

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    Zhao Hong

    2009-01-01

    @@ Dear Readers, From my office, I am looking out into the city which is so hazed in a chill fog that it threatens to snow. It might be a normal natural phenomenon as we are moving deep into winter time, but the word "climate change", a leitmotif dominating Copenhagen now, flashes into my mind inducing me into another way of understanding this notion.

  8. Editor’s Letter

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    2009-01-01

    Dear Readers,From my office, I am looking out into the city which is so hazed in a chill fog that it threatens to snow. It might be a normal natural phenomenon as we are moving deep into winter time, but the word "climate change", a leitmotif dominating Copenhagen now, flashes into my mind inducing me into another way of understanding this notion.

  9. Recounting "Red Star over China"

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    2011-01-01

    Dear readers, When Itake to writing this editor's letter, a classic book name flashes into my mind while the whole country is exploded with rising heat and jubilant dances, and red songs that rippled .to schools, factories, government departments and n

  10. Essential role of DOT1L in maintaining normal adult hematopoiesis

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    Anh T Nguyen; Jin He; Olena Taranova; Yi Zhang

    2011-01-01

    Dear Editor,Histone methylation plays important roles in regulating gene expression and diverse biological processes [ 1 ].Methylation of a unique residue,lysine 79 of histone H3 (H3K79),is evolutionarily conserved from yeast to human and is catalyzed by yeast Dotl (disruptor of telomeric silencing) and its mammalian homolog DOT1L (Dotl-Like),respectively [2].

  11. Probing CENP-E function in chromosome dynamics using small molecule inhibitor syntelin

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    Xia Ding; Tongge Zhu; Jiancun Zhang; Zhen Dou; Xuebiao Yao; Feng Yan; Phil Yao; Zhihong Yang; Weihong Wan; Xiwei Wang; Jing Liu; Xinjiao Gao; Ariane Abrieu

    2010-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, Chromosome movements during mitosis are orchestrated primarily by the interaction of spindle microtubules with the kinetochore [1], the site for attachment of spindle microtubules to the centromere. The kinetochore has an active function in chromosomal segregation through microtubule-based motors located at or near it [1-2].

  12. Enriching the Values of Micro and Small Business Research Projects: Co-Creation Service Provision as Perceived by Academic, Business and Student

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    Thatcher, James; Alao, Hanan; Brown, Christopher J.; Choudhary, Shahriar

    2016-01-01

    The National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education (1996) chaired by Lord Dearing envisioned a university sector central to the UK's knowledge-based economy. With successive government support the university-business partnership ideology has been put into practice. Widening participation has increased in emphasis over recent years, providing…

  13. DOG 1.0: illustrator of protein domain structures

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    Jian Ren; Longping Wen; Xinjiao Gao; Changjiang Jin; Yu Xue; Xuebiao Yao

    2009-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, A good picture is worth a thousand words. Schematic diagram of protein domain structures with functional motifs/sites in a concise and illustrative drawing is greatly helpful for a broad readership to grasp the old and novel functions of proteins rapidly.

  14. 卷首语

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    ZHAO Hong

    2012-01-01

    Dear Readers, Yes, we are now in October when Summer leaves start to turn into gold in Autumn. "Golden Autumn" is very often said and heard to express the fair weather in climatic change on the seasonal touch, and to mirror the color of plants that grow from verdant green to golden maturity, it is time for harvest.

  15. Human herpesvirus miRNAs statistically preferentially target host genes involved in cell signaling and adhesion/junction pathways

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    Ge Gao; Jiong-Tang Li; Lei Kong; Louis Tao; Liping Wei

    2009-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that play key roles in the regulation of major biologi-cal processes in plants and animals. Recent research has revealed that viruses also encode their own miRNAs [1].

  16. Editor's Letter

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    ZHAO Hong

    2010-01-01

    @@ Dear Readers, Just a week ago, U.S. Federal Reserve decided, in what is called "quantitative easing" step, to pump an extra $600 into monetary system to increase more liquidity into an inflation-risky market, the action has given rise to global concerns, raucous and anxious.

  17. Friedreich's Ataxia (FA)

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    Facts About Friedreich’s Ataxia Updated December 2009 Michelle Moffitt Smith Michelle and James Smith at their wedding Dear Friends: W hen I was ... some tests, I found out I had Friedreich’s ataxia. My parents and I immediately learned all we ...

  18. RLEdb: a database of rate-limiting enzymes and their regulation in human, rat, mouse, yeast and E. coli

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    Min Zhao; Xin Chen; Ge Gao; Louis Tao; Liping Wei

    2009-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, Rate-limiting enzymes, because of their relatively low rates of catalysis, are essential for flux control in metabolic pathways [1, 2]. They themselves are often extensively regulated, such as by transcription factors and post-translational modifications, and thus play the important role of linking metabolic pathways to gene expression regulatory networks and signal transduction networks.

  19. T4-like coliphage ΦKAZ14 virulent to pathogenic and extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli of poultry origin

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    Kaikabo; Adamu; Ahmad; Abdulkarim; Sabo; Mohanmmed; Faridah; Abas; Sieo; Chin; Chin

    2015-01-01

    <正>Dear Editor,Bacteriophages(otherwise called phages)are a type of virus that infect bacteria.This viral type has found useful applications in the control of bacterial pathogens in foods and food processing environments.In addition,phages may be useful to prevent colonization and shedding of bacteria into the surrounding environment.

  20. Liberia 2008:The Reality of War

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    2008-01-01

    This Dear Diary entry,in the year's last issue of Women of China,is written by Judy Cheung,a British woman of Chinese descent.Cheung,a business executive who lives and works in China,writes about her humanitarian experiences in Liberia,and she offers her insights into the effects of war.

  1. Secnidazole-Induced Acute Pancreatitis:A New Side-Effect for an Old Drug?

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    Raoudha Slim

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Dear Sir: Secnidazole is a 5-nitroimidazole derivative with properties similar to metronidazole, with the exception of a more prolonged blood concentration. It is effective in hepatic amibiase, giardiasis, and bacterial vaginosis [1]. The most common adverse effects of secnidazole are a metallic taste, glossitis and stomatitis [2]. Digestive disorders such as nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, are rarely reported.

  2. An Evaluative Case Study of the Dilemmas Experienced in Designing a Self-Assessment Strategy for Community Nursing Students

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    Fitzpatrick, Jane

    2006-01-01

    The Dearing Report's (1997) radical proposals challenged lecturers in higher education to develop innovative assessment strategies. This paper explores the dilemmas experienced by one teaching team in designing and implementing a student self-assessment strategy within a community nursing degree programme. The paper reviews the impact on students'…

  3. Riding the Sea and Chasing the Wave Chinese Ceramics Sold to Europe in the Ming and Qing Dynasties(II)

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    2012-01-01

    正Orders from Europe: Features of Chinese Export Porcelain Chinese porcelain was first imported to Europe by Portuguese traders. However, the glossy ware was not supposed to be profitable and was bought as ballast for silk, lacquer ware, spice, and other dearly cargos.

  4. PIVOT Stage 2: Professional and Personal Values in Practice

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    Cooper, Barry; Pickering, Maggie

    2009-01-01

    PIVOT Stage 2 encourages deeper reflection upon your professional and personal values in practice. You will capture what is really important to you now, and your future aspirations. It may bring out ideas and values that you weren't aware of holding dear to you - a sort of 'I didn't know I knew it' experience.

  5. Harassment Monitoring System Using Android Smartphone

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    Shivu Gururaj, Dr. Raj Shekhar M Pati

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we propose a system for monitoring harassment. It is essentially software installed on phone which informs the security (e.g. police and dear ones (e.g. parents with location details and seeking for help message. It posts the same details on server to notify public for help.

  6. 完形填空高分训练(英文)

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    2009-01-01

    (A)After spending a weekend away with my adult son,I was so impressed by his generousheart that I sent him this letter.Dear son,I want to thank you for teaching me a very__1__lesson in life by the great exampleyou__2__.

  7. Organisational Communication and Its Relationships with Occupational Stress of Primary School Staff in Western Australia

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    De Nobile, John

    2016-01-01

    Occupational stress is an important issue for most occupations and often arises when the demands of the workplace become excessive or aspects of work are unpleasant. If left unmanaged occupational stress can lead to a range of outcomes that can cost organisations dearly, including burnout, physical sickness, absenteeism and turnover. Some aspects…

  8. Reentry Shock

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    Dorine; Houston

    1998-01-01

    Dear Xiao Lan, You remember the pain of culture and reentry shock; humor me please; let mereview the facts for the sake of the students you are sending here in greater numbers.Culture shock is the emotional pain that people experience when they visit a newcountry and find customs, experiences, smells, and non-verbal communication stylesto be different from their own country.

  9. New Zealand's Athletes are Expecting to Compet in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games a letter to Civilization from the prime minister of New Zealand, Rt.hon Helen Clark

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    Helen; Clark

    2006-01-01

    Dear Readers of Civilization Magazine New Zealand is a nation located on two very large and a number of small islands in the south of the South Pacific. That together with its population of just over four million people makes New Zealand just about as culturally and geographically different from China as is possible.

  10. SHEsisEpi, a GPU-enhanced genome-wide SNP-SNP interaction scanning algorithm, efficiently reveals the risk genetic epistasis in bipolar disorder

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    Xiaohan Hu; Qiang Liu; Zhao Zhang; Zhiqiang Li; Shilin Wang; Lin He; Yongyong Shi

    2010-01-01

    @@ Dear Editor, We developed a GPU-based analytical method, named as SHEsisEpi, which purely focuses on risk epistasis in a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of complex traits, excluding the contamination of marginal effects caused by single-locus association. We analyzed the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium's (WTCCC)GWAS data of bipolar disorder (BPD) with 500K SNPs.

  11. Isolation and characterization of a lytic bacteriophage φKp-lyy15 of Klebsiella pneumoniae

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    Yinyin; Lu; Hongyan; Shi; Zhe; Zhang; Fang; Han; Jinghua; Li; Yanbo; Sun

    2015-01-01

    <正>Dear Editor,Bacteriophages(phages)are viruses that specifically infect and kill bacteria.They are ubiquitous throughout all environments that bacteria inhabit.Following their discovery by F.W.Twort in 1915 and F.d’Herele in 1917,bacteriophages were recognized as potential agents to treat bacterial diseases and phage therapy has been used

  12. 心路历程——教育

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    2004-01-01

    @@ Dear Friends, Your response to a previous column on "education" was very gratifying.It is one of the most important subjects for us to think about.Because we are all in some stage of "education," I ask you to consider this basic question: HOW DO WE DEFINE AN EDUCATED PERSON? What does it mean to be "educated" in today's complex world?

  13. Fluor Hanford Integrated Safety Management System Phase 1 Verification 04/12/2000 Thru 04/28/2000 Volume 1 and 2

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    Parsons, J E

    2000-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) commits to accomplishing its mission safely. To ensure this objective is met, DOE issued DOE P 450.4, Safety Management System Policy, and incorporated safety management into the DOE Acquisition Regulations ([DEAR] 48 CFR 970.5204-2 and 90.5204-78).

  14. Hacía Galileo Experimentos? (Did Galileo do experiments?

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    José ROMO

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se pone en cuestión la interpretación propuesta por Peter Dear de la transformación sufrida por el recurso a la experiencia en la filosofía natural del siglo XVII, mediante una discusión de algunos aspectos de la construcción de la ciencia del movimiento de Galileo.

  15. Editor's Letter

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    ZHAO Hong

    2009-01-01

    @@ Dear readers: It's already in the middle of the year, the National Statistics Bureau has not yet issued the economic performance data for the first half of 2009, so that the first six month information of textile economic running is not attainable, either.

  16. 48 CFR 952.226-74 - Displaced employee hiring preference.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Displaced employee hiring preference. As prescribed in 48 CFR (DEAR) 926.7104, insert the following clause. Displaced Employee Hiring Preference (JUN 1997) (a) Definition. Eligible employee means a current or former... preference. 952.226-74 Section 952.226-74 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY...

  17. Fluor Hanford Integrated Safety Management System Phase 1 Verification 04/12/2000 Thru 04/28/2000 Volume 1 and 2

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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) commits to accomplishing its mission safely. To ensure this objective is met, DOE issued DOE P 450.4, Safety Management System Policy, and incorporated safety management into the DOE Acquisition Regulations ([DEAR] 48 CFR 970.5204-2 and 90.5204-78)

  18. Calisanlarda ve Sirketlerde Degisim Algisini Yonetmek

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    Ozmen, Emre S.; Atilla Oner, M

    2015-01-01

    TO DEAR EDITORS: Mon francais n'est pas bien, english please. Could your repeat your last commentaries, this is HBR Turkish Edition. International audience Change management in organizations is often compartmentalized thru either top-down or bottom up strategies. Paper scrutinizes pros and cons for both approaches based on research made with MARC (Management Application Research Center) of Yeditepe University.

  19. 苏格兰国花

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    华丹丹

    2003-01-01

    Hundreds of years ago a Roman armycame north from English to make war on Scot-land.The Scots,a brave people,loved theircountry dearly.They fought hard to drive theenemy out of Scotland. But there were toomany of the Romans.It looked as if the Ro-mans would win.

  20. The Limits of Laughter.

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    Mindess, Harvey

    1983-01-01

    Three incidents which elucidate the limits of laughter are described. Most persons enjoy humor as comic relief, but when humor strikes a blow at something they hold dear, they find it very hard to laugh. People are upset by an irreverent attitude toward things they hold in esteem. (RM)

  1. Rebellion%心路历程--叛逆

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    Bob

    2004-01-01

    @@ Dear Friends, Some of our previous columns have been on serious themes. We have delved into subjects like Love and Death and Ambition and Success. This is pretty heavy stuff. Now, it is time to let our imagination flow into fantasy.

  2. No 2151. Report made on behalf of the commission of economic affairs, environment and territory about the proposal of resolution (no 2121) of M. Daniel Paul and some of his colleagues for the creation of an inquiry commission about the opening to competition of public utilities in the sectors of energy, postal and telecommunication services and railway transports; No 2151. Rapport fait au nom de la Commission des Affaires Economiques, de l'Environnement et du Territoire sur la proposition de resolution (no 2121) de M. Daniel Paul et plusieurs de ses collegues tendant a la creation d'une commission d'enquete sur l'ouverture a la concurrence des services publics dans les secteurs de l'energie des postes et telecommunications et des transports ferroviaires

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    Daniel, Paul

    2005-03-15

    This report explains the contradictions between the European liberalization process and the logics of the French public utilities at three different levels: historical, economical and legal: 1 - the public utilities and Europe: the French model, the European change, an inexorable-like designed process; 2 - the dead-end of network activities liberalization: destructive strategy of the unique market, forced introduction of competition into networks, the dark side of a non-judicious liberalization: convergence towards the private monopoly, degradation of services quality, destruction of solidarity mechanisms, occurrence of new risks; 3 - public utilities in front of the European law: a basic concept of French administrative right (area and principles of public utilities), European juridical approach (confuse definition and surveillance regime), weak consideration (symbolic acknowledgement, marginal juridical protection). The examination of the report by the commission follows. (J.S.)

  3. Introduction to "The Behavior-Analytic Origins of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: An Example of Behavioral Neurorehabilitation"

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    Schaal, David W.

    2012-01-01

    This article presents an introduction to "The Behavior-Analytic Origins of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: An Example of Behavioral Neurorehabilitation," by Edward Taub and his colleagues (Taub, 2012). Based on extensive experimentation with animal models of peripheral nerve injury, Taub and colleagues have created an approach to overcoming…

  4. A Toolkit for the Effective Teaching Assistant

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    Tyrer, Richard; Gunn, Stuart; Lee, Chris; Parker, Maureen; Pittman, Mary; Townsend, Mark

    2004-01-01

    This book offers the notion of a "toolkit" to allow Teaching Assistants (TAs) and colleagues to review and revise their thinking and practice about real issues and challenges in managing individuals, groups, colleagues and themselves in school. In a rapidly changing educational environment the book focuses on combining the underpinning knowledge…

  5. Developmental staging models in bipolar disorder

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    Passos, Ives C; Jansen, Karen; Kapczinski, Flavio

    2015-01-01

    The previous contribution of Duffy and colleagues suggests that a chain of behavioral events starting during childhood precedes the development of full-blown bipolar disorder. In this vein, the recent contribution of Keown-Stoneman and colleagues brings a new perspective to the study of prodromal symptoms of bipolar disorder.

  6. Arresting Student Plagiarism: Are We Investigators or Educators?

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    Davis, Lajuan

    2011-01-01

    Managing student plagiarism can cause instructors to feel as if they are serving educational institutions in the role of investigator rather than educator. Since many educators continue to struggle with the issue of student plagiarism, the author interviewed some of her colleagues. In this article, she shares her and her colleagues' antiplagiarism…

  7. Types of Informal Learning in Cross-Organizational Collegial Conversations

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    Wilson, Daniel Gray; Hartung, Kyle

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to gather empirical evidence for what colleagues from different organizations reported they learned from informal professional learning conversations. Informal learning conversations with colleagues is a powerful yet understudied source of self-directed, professional development. Design/methodology/approach: This study of…

  8. Bike2Work 2014

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    Herterich, Patricia Sigrid

    2014-01-01

    To celebrate the success of the 97 CERN teams, the participants gathered on Thursday 19th June at lunchtime for a "CERN critical mass". The bicyclists started at Restaurant 2 and cruised around the Meyrin site terminating with a photo session outside Restaurant 1. The colleagues based in Prevessin made a "pre-parade" to join their colleagues in Meyrin.

  9. Empowering People at Work in the Face of Death and Bereavement

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    Charles-Edwards, David

    2009-01-01

    How people respond at work may have a critical part to play in how bereaved or terminally ill colleagues manage their grief and their lives. Although counselors, human resources, occupational health staff, and others may have an important back-up role to play, pivotal support needs to come from line managers, colleagues, and, where they exist,…

  10. Saving lives in health: global estimates and country measurement.

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    Daniel Low-Beer

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Daniel Low-Beer and colleagues provide a response from The Global Fund on the PLOS Medicine article by David McCoy and colleagues critiquing their lives saved assessment models. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.

  11. A farewell to Dr Thomas Knacker (* 29.04.1951 - 30.10.2011): scientific contributions and personal memories

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    Römbke, Jörg; Coors, Anja; Fenner, Kathrin;

    2012-01-01

    On October 30, 2011 we lost Dr. Thomas Knacker, a much valued and loved colleague, research partner and friend. We deeply regret the loss of an internationally honoured ecotoxicologist. The colleagues and friends that wish to express their sorrow in this contribution include individuals from...

  12. Seven Steps on the Road to Success: Principles To Bear in Mind When Launching an Intranet.

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    Adams, Ian

    1997-01-01

    Presents seven guidelines for launching a company intranet: (1) don't promise what can't be delivered; (2) be clear about who owns what; (3) be demand-led; (4) invest time in practical demonstrations; (5) avoid jargon; (6) have adequate resources to support colleagues; and (7) make intranet benefits relevant to colleagues. (AEF)

  13. Insights into Effective Partnership in Interdisciplinary Team Teaching

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    Perry, Bill; Stewart, Timothy

    2005-01-01

    There is a growing interest in collaboration amongst teachers at all levels. One of the most intensive collaborative experiences is "team teaching," a course with one or more colleagues. The authors have been involved in team teaching for a combined total of 25 years. This study investigates the question of how colleagues from different…

  14. Understanding the Relationship between the Librarian and the Academic

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    Smith, Anne-Marie

    2014-01-01

    This article presents the findings of a small study that examined the relationship between academic librarians and their academic colleagues in a number of institutions in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. There is an abundance of literature outlining how librarians should collaborate with their academic colleagues but less emphasis on…

  15. Cholesterol and Alzheimer Type Dementia among Adults with Down Syndrome

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    Buckley, Frank

    2008-01-01

    This article reports a summary of research by Warren Zigman and colleagues investigating the link between cholesterol levels and Alzheimer type dementia among adults with Down syndrome. Warren Zigman and colleagues followed 123 adults with Down syndrome between May 1998 and April 2006. The participants were aged between 41 and 78 years at the…

  16. Where Discipline and Racial Equity Intersect

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    Colbert, Kimberly

    2016-01-01

    This article describes how "Courageous Conversations" workshops have assisted teachers charged with training colleagues in how to talk about racism with students and with each other, and how to do something about it. Such professional development around equity issues often includes personal reflection and discussion with colleagues about…

  17. So Much Depends upon a Red Chili Pepper: A Faculty Perspective on the Bringing Theory to Practice Project

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    Herzig, Rebecca

    2007-01-01

    The author had a conversation one late afternoon with an untenured colleague from another department regarding chili pepper ratings. Her colleague explained that the popular RateMyProfessor.com Web site allows students to rate faculty members not only according to standards of "clarity," "helpfulness," and something called "easiness," but also in…

  18. Side-by-Side: Novice and Veteran Principals Are a Powerful Mix for Learning in Rhode Island

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    Braun, Donna; Carlson, Donna Vigneau

    2008-01-01

    Two key insights guide Rhode Island's work to support principals. First, leaders at all experience levels need support from a network of colleagues. Second, leaders grow when they work with colleagues of diverse experience levels. That led Rhode Island to create a continuum of support that enables principals to address their learning needs through…

  19. Construct Validation of the Sternberg Triarchic Abilities Test: Comment and Reanalysis.

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    Brody, Nathan

    2003-01-01

    Presents an alternative theoretical analysis of several analyses presented by R. Sternberg and his colleagues of studies designed to validate the Sternberg Triarchic Abilities Test. Makes the case that "g" theory is required to understand the relationships obtained by Sternberg and his colleagues. (SLD)

  20. Pancreatic cancer stroma: friend or foe?

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    Gore, Jesse; Korc, Murray

    2014-06-16

    Pancreatic cancer desmoplasia is thought to confer biological aggressiveness. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Özdemir and colleagues and Rhim and colleagues demonstrate that targeting the stroma results in undifferentiated, aggressive pancreatic cancer that responds to checkpoint blockade or antiangiogenic therapy, uncovering a protective role by stroma in this cancer. PMID:24937454