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  1. Super Signing Circus.

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    Horten, Lori Beaumont; Katz-Kaseff, Miriam

    1991-01-01

    A school for deaf and hard-of-hearing preschoolers organized and presented a circus, with the objectives of improving reading and writing skills, interaction and cooperation, math and science readiness, fine and gross motor skills, and self-esteem. The students performed as lion tamers, lions, tumblers, weight lifters, and clowns. (JDD)

  2. The ion circus

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    The ability to prepare radioactive beams to study nuclear structure and dynamics has seen important developments in recent years. The use of ion traps and buffer-gas cooling now routinely enables the accumulation and purification of even short-lived nuclides [1]. This is a key point for future installations such as EURISOL [2] and SPIRAL2 [3] since higher intensity also brings an increase of isobaric contamination which can be disastrous considering background and even radioprotection. Until now, the development of beam coolers and bunchers has relied on linear (radiofrequency quadrupole) Paul traps. In this contribution we describe the progress in developing a cooling scheme based on a miniature radiofrequency storage ring, formed by bending a linear trap into a circle (see Fig.1). The ion circus, so named for its ability to trap ions at different positions along the ring circumference and to eject them in either tangential or perpendicular direction, has also been designed to operate in an adiabatic mass separation mode in which the resolving power is increased as the ions are cooled during the many turns in the ring. The ion circus has now be built and is under test in Orsay. Details of the concept and design were reported in [3]. Here, we report on the results of the first tests and the future program.(author)

  3. The CASPER Virtual Physics Circus

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    Carmona-Reyes, Jorge; Harris, Brandon; Chen, Mudi; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell

    2013-10-01

    CASPER's Virtual Physics Circus (VPC) is based on the long-running CASPER Physics Circus and is the most recent component in CASPER's ``Seamless Pathway'' educational outreach initiative. The VPC was developed by an interdisciplinary group of physicists, web-designers and educators and employs both web and video game environments to provide students and teachers with engaging, fast-paced educational activities. Access to an integrated curriculum and video library, aligned to both the TEKS (Texas Essentials Knowledge and Skill) and the National Science and Mathematics Standards, is also part of the VPC package. In this talk an initial beta-test of the VPC, conducted for a central Texas independent school district, will be discussed. Future plans for both expansion and translation into Spanish will also be discussed.

  4. Welfare of sea lions in travelling circuses

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    Hopster, H.; Jong, de, T.

    2014-01-01

    Dit rapport geeft een overzicht van de wetenschappelijke literatuur en opinies van deskundigen over het welzijn van zeeleeuwen in reizende circussen. Dit als basis voor beleidsontwikkeling.This report describes the scientific literature and expert views concerning the welfare of sea lions in travelling circuses with respect to Dutch animal welfare policy making.

  5. Eroticism in the manege of the Soviet Circus

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    Burenina, Olga

    2011-01-01

    In the present work, the author continues a number of her studies into the semiotics of the circus in culture. The circus of the Soviet epoch is in the focus of attention of the article. The circus in the Soviet period, as the author shows, was an anarchist space, paradoxically free from control of the official ideology and the state. Besides, as a place free from conventional norms and restrictions, the circus art was kind of the only erotic theatre of the Soviet period, some striptease-show...

  6. The Physics Force presents The Physics Circus

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    Dahlberg, E. Dan

    2015-03-01

    The Physics Force of the University of Minnesota is an outreach program developed with the goal to show students and the public Science is Fun, Science is Interesting, and Science is Understandable. The program grew from a rather small effort by three high school physics teachers and two University of Minnesota staff members. In the almost three decades since its humble beginnings of 100 attendees in a year, it has grown to an average attendance of over 36,000 annually. In the last three years alone, about 110,000 Minnesotans have seen a performance of The Physics Circus which is roughly 2% of the population of the state. In addition to the performances in Minnesota, The Force performed two years at Disney's Epcot Center, was featured on Newton's Apple, and made appearances on the very successful German TV science show, the Knoff-Hoff Show. I will begin the talk with some of our motivation to develop The Physics Force arising from the current ``scientific state'' of our society and then provide more information on The Force including both some history and examples taken from our Physics Circus.

  7. The New Performance Magic Horse Show by Sichuan Circus Appearing in Chengdu

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    马洁

    2007-01-01

    After years of hard working and coordinated with acrobatic and circus experts, Sichuan Circus created an excellent modern Magic Horse Show. Besides acrobatics, magic, comedy and singing and dancing, Magic Horse

  8. Circus, software for computation of flow induced vibrations in piping system. General purpose

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    This paper is a presentation of the code CIRCUS version 2. CIRCUS deals with the hydraulic, acoustic and vibratory behaviour of piping systems under acoustic loads. CIRCUS first computes permanent mean-flow, and associated acoustic loads. It then determines the acoustic and vibration response along the piping system. The CIRCUS software is used at EDF to check the design of piping system and to investigate solutions in case of damage or troubleshooting. (author)

  9. Marketing plan for a circus production : case company: Cie Nuua

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    Pennanen, Tytti

    2012-01-01

    This thesis was created for case company Cie Nuua. The purpose of this thesis was to explore which means of marketing are the most suitable for Cie Nuua to promote their upcoming production, the case study, and their circus group. The final objective was to create an efficient marketing plan for the case company to apply it in a way they see most suitable. The study is divided into two main analysis subjects: exploring the world of performing arts and circus and the industry of new market...

  10. Digitaalinen asiakaskokemus sirkusalan toimijalle. Tapaus Circus Uusi Maailma.

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    Manninen, Kadja

    2014-01-01

    Tämä opinnäytetyö on tapaustutkimus, jonka tavoitteena on selvittää miten nykysirkusryhmän digitaalista asiakaskokemusta voidaan kehittää niin, että sillä olisi suora merkitys kansainvälistymisen edistämiseen. Toisin sanoen, miten digitaalisesta asiakaskokemuksesta saadaan houkuttelevampi kansainvälisille ostajille, tässä tapauksessa ulkomaisille promoottoreille ja agenteille. Työn tilaajana toimi jyväskyläläinen, vuonna 2006 perustettu Circus Uusi Maailma, joka koostuu eri alojen ammattitait...

  11. Out-of-phase flashing induced instabilities in CIRCUS facility

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    Full text of publication follows: Flashing-induced instabilities are very important during the startup phase of natural-circulation boiling water reactors. To study this type of instability an axial fully scaled facility named CIRCUS was constructed. Experiments at low power and low pressure (typical startup conditions) are carried out on this steam/water natural circulation loop with two parallel risers. A detailed measurement of the void-fraction profile is possible by using needle-probes and the use of glass tubes for the riser and core sections allow to use optical techniques for velocity measurements. The flashing and the mechanism of flashing-induced instabilities are analyzed paying special attention on the strong coupling effect between the two riser channels. It is clear from the experiments that the out-of-phase instability is much more susceptible to occur than the in-phase instability in a system with two parallel risers. The instability region is found as soon as the operational boundary between single-phase and two-phase operation is crossed. The relation between the period of the oscillations and the fluid transient time is also investigated. The stability map constructed using this experimental data is also discussed. (authors)

  12. 新疆鸟类新纪录——白腹鹞(Circus spilonotus)%Eastern Marsh Harrier Circus spilonotus, a new record of bird from Xinjiang

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    王音明; 刘枫; 马鸣; 张国强; 苟军; 文翠华

    2015-01-01

    白腹鹞(Circus spilonotus)又叫东方泽鸳,在阿勒泰地区布尔津县(47°46′N,86°49′E)有多次记录,现确定为新疆新纪录种(或亚种).但是,在2015年5~7月繁殖期观察,发现它可能与雌性白头鹞(Circus aeruginosus)杂交.两者无论是在形态与行为,还是在地理分布隔离方面,都存在疑团,其分类地位值得商榷.

  13. From CIRCUS to EL CIRCO: Issues in Instrument Development for Young Spanish-speaking Children.

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    Hardy, Roy

    The CIRCO project is a large scale effort to design a series of diagnostic instruments, based on the CIRCUS tests, for Spanish-speaking children in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms in the United States. The goal is to develop measures with the following characteristics: (1) is suitable for use with Spanish-speaking children from…

  14. Energy requirements for growth in relation to sexual size dimorphism in marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus nestlings

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    Krijgsveld, KL; Dijkstra, C; Visser, GH; Daan, S

    1998-01-01

    Food consumption was measured in six female and seven male hand-raised marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) nestlings. Females consumed on average 4,321 g and males consumed 3,571 g of food during the nestling stage from 0 to 36 d. Total consumption until 56 d was 6,960 g and 5,822 g for females and m

  15. Do voles make agricultural habitat attractive to Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus?

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    Koks, Ben J.; Trierweiler, Christiane; Visser, Erik G.; Dijkstra, Cor; Komdeur, Jan

    2007-01-01

    Loss and degradation of habitat threatens many bird populations. Recent rural land-use changes in the Netherlands have led to a shift in habitat use by breeding Montagu's Harriers Circus pygargus. Since the 1990s, unprecedented numbers of this species have bred in farmland compared with numbers in n

  16. Do voles make agricultural habitat attractive to Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus?

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    Koks, Ben J.; Trierweiler, Christiane; Visser, Erik G.; Dijkstra, Cor; Komdeur, Jan

    2007-01-01

    Loss and degradation of habitat threatens many bird populations. Recent rural land-use changes in the Netherlands have led to a shift in habitat use by breeding Montagu’s Harriers Circus pygargus. Since the 1990s, unprecedented numbers of this species have bred in farmland compared with numbers in n

  17. Effect of Regular Circus Physical Exercises on Lymphocytes in Overweight Children

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    Cesar Miguel Momesso dos Santos; Fábio Takeo Sato; Maria Fernanda Cury-Boaventura; Silvia Helena Guirado-Rodrigues; Kim Guimaraes Caçula; Cristiane Cassoni Gonçalves Santos; Elaine Hatanaka; Heloisa Helena de Oliveira; Vinicius Coneglian Santos; Gilson Murata; Cristina Neves Borges-Silva; Sandro Massao Hirabara; Tania Cristina Pithon-Curi; Renata Gorjão

    2015-01-01

    Obesity associated with a sedentary lifestyle can lead to changes in the immune system balance resulting in the development of inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to compare lymphocyte activation mechanisms between overweight children practicing regular circus physical exercises with non-exercised children. The study comprised 60 pubescent children randomly divided into 4 groups: Overweight Children (OWC) (10.67 ± 0.22 years old), Overweight Exercised Children (OWE) (10.00 ± 0.41...

  18. Crossing the narrow bridge – among the myth, the rite and the circus act

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    Chausidis, Nikos

    2012-01-01

    All of the elements present within the contemporary phenomenon known as ‘circus’ can be found in the symbolic traditions of ancient and archaic cultures, most often manifested as mythical pictures, ritual and magical acts, mythical stories and cult objects. In several previous studies we have tried to find the visual, mythical and symbolic ancient models of some classical circus acts, such as the trapeze, juggling and fire-eating. This paper discusses the act of tightrope walki...

  19. Investigation of flashing-induced instabilities at Circus test facility with the code ATHLET

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    The test facility CIRCUS (CIRculation Under Start-up) was built to study the start-up phase of a natural-circulation BWR. During the start-up,so-called flashing-induced instabilities can arise. These instabilities are induced by flashing (i.e., steam production in adiabatic conditions) of the coolant in the long riser section, which is placed above the core to enhance the flow rate. The flashing that occurs in the riser causes an imbalance between driving force and pressure losses in the natural-circulation loop, giving rise to flow oscillations. Within the European-Union 5th Framework Programme, a project, NACUSP (Natural circulation and stability performance of BWRs), has been started in December 2000, having as one of its main aims the understanding of the physics of the phenomena involved during the start-up phase of natural-circulation-cooled BWRs, providing a large experimental database and validating state-of-the-art thermo-hydraulic codes in the low-pressure, low-power operational region of these reactors. One part of this project deals with the modelling of selected CIRCUS tests using the thermo-hydraulic code ATHLET (Analysis of THermal-hydraulics of LEaks and Transients). This paper gives an overview about experiments and simulations. The code ATHLET is used to investigate the dynamic behaviour of the CIRCUS test facility and the results of the calculations are compared with the experimental data. (author)

  20. Investigation of flashing-induced instabilities at the CIRCUS test facility using the code ATHLET

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    The CIRCUS test facility (Circulation during startup) has been built to study the start-up phase of a natural-circulation BWR. During the start-up so called flashing-induced instabilities can arise. These instabilities are induced by flashing, due to steam production in the long adiabatic riser section, which is placed above the core to enhance the flow rate. Flashing occurring in the riser causes an unbalance between driving force and pressure losses in the natural-circulation loop, giving rise to flow oscillations. Within the European-Union 5th Framework Programme, a project, NACUSP, has been started in December 2000, having as one of its main aims the understanding of the physics of the phenomena involved during the start-up phase of natural-circulation-cooled BWRs, providing a large experimental database and validating state-of-the-art thermalhydraulic codes in the low-pressure, low-power operational region of these reactors. One part of this project deals with the modeling of selected CIRCUS tests using the thermo-hydraulic code ATHLET. This paper gives an overview about experimental results and the physics of the instabilities. ATHLET is used to investigate the dynamic behavior of the CIRCUS test facility and the results of the calculations are compared with the experimental data

  1. Meeting Places of Life, Poetry and Theatre: 'The Circus Animals' Desertion'

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    Worth, Katharine

    2012-01-01

    'The Circus Animals' Desertion' is a poem about the intertwining of life and art: the ageing poet, in his seventies, looks back at work written in his twenties and in early middle age, scrutinising it to see how much of his real life went into it. The poem was published (in journals) in January 1939, the month in which Yeats died, so has the poignancy of last words. But it offers another special fascination; the impression it gives us of being taken behind the scenes, shown the play from the ...

  2. CIRCO Y POLÍTICA CULTURAL EN BUENOS AIRES / Circus and cultural policies in Buenos Aires

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    Julieta Infantino

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo propongo analizar el lanzamiento de una política cultural de fomento  para las artes del circo en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, iniciada en 2009 a través del I Festival Internacional de Circo de Buenos Aires. A partir del estudio de la formulación e implementación de la política pública, presentaré algunas de las controversias que se desataron ante la intervención estatal en el campo artístico circense local en relación a ciertos conceptos clave: qué se entiende por políticas culturales, por democratización/popularización de la cultura y acerca del rol atribuido al Estado en dicha área. A través del análisis propuesto pretendo problematizar el entramado de diversos y desiguales agentes involucrados en el campo de las políticas (culturales.   Así, propongo analizar los discursos oficiales que inspiraron la creación de la política en estudio y los rechazos y negociaciones que generó la implementación de esta nueva modalidad de intervención pública en el ámbito cultural circense.  Abstract  In this paper I propose to analyze the release of a cultural policy to promote circus arts in the city of Buenos Aires, started in 2009 through the First Buenos Aires International Circus Festival. Through the analysis of the formulation and implementation of the public policy, I will present some of the controversies that emerged from state intervention in the local circus art field in relation to certain key concepts: what is meant by cultural policies, by democratization / popularization of culture and about the role attributed to the State in this area. Through the analysis proposed I intend to problematize the diverse and unequal actors involved in the field of (cultural policies. Thus, I intend to analyze the official speeches that inspired the creation of the policy under study and the rejections and negotiation generated by the implementation of this new way of public intervention in the circus cultural field. 

  3. Testing a novel agri-environment scheme based on the ecology of the target species, Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus

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    A.E. Schlaich; R.H.G. Klaassen; W. Bouten; C. Both; B.J. Koks

    2015-01-01

    Farmland birds are in steep decline and agri-environment schemes (AES) to counteract these biodiversity losses are expensive and inefficient. Here we test a novel AES, ‘Birdfields’, designed using detailed ecological knowledge of the target species, Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus. Current AES, su

  4. Testing a novel agri-environment scheme based on the ecology of the target species, Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus

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    Schlaich, Almut E.; Klaassen, Raymond H. G.; Bouten, Willem; Both, Christiaan; Koks, Ben J.

    2015-01-01

    Farmland birds are in steep decline and agri-environment schemes (AES) to counteract these biodiversity losses are expensive and inefficient. Here we test a novel AES, Birdfields', designed using detailed ecological knowledge of the target species, Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus. Current AES, suc

  5. CIRCUS and DESIRE: Experimental facilities for research on natural-circulation-cooled boiling water reactors

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    At the Delft University of Technology two thermohydraulic test facilities are being used to study the characteristics of Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) with natural circulation core cooling. The focus of the research is on the stability characteristics of the system. DESIRE is a test facility with freon-12 as scaling fluid in which one fuel bundle of a natural-circulation BWR is simulated. The neutronic feedback can be simulated artificially. DESIRE is used to study the stability of the system at nominal and beyond nominal conditions. CIRCUS is a full-height facility with water, consisting of four parallel fuel channels and four parallel bypass channels with a common riser or with parallel riser sections. It is used to study the start-up characteristics of a natural-circulation BWR at low pressures and low power. In this paper a description of both facilities is given and the research items are presented. (author)

  6. The Most Resilient Show on Earth: The Circus as a Model for Viewing Identity, Change, and Chaos

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    Philip A. Loring

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Resilience, adaptability, and transformability are all tightly linked to the notion of change, whether in respect to coping with, adapting to, or harnessing it. But in order to understand these forces of change, we first need to recognize its counterpart: identity. Identity of a social-ecological system is not merely a static set of quantifiable feedbacks or indicators, but a more qualitative characterization of what results from the overlap of the social and the ecological. To fully articulate these ideas, I turn to a unique and enduring phenomenon: the traveling circus. Through the many forms they have taken over the last 150 yr, circuses have changed significantly while sustaining a singular identity. As a successful and enduring social system, their intriguing history exposes the nuances of sustainability theory, from resilience to pathologies, and illustrates that sustainability requires a complex dynamic between identity, tradition, and change.

  7. An investigation of the emotions elicited by hospital clowns in comparison to circus clowns and nursing staff

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    Auerbach, Sarah; Hofmann, Jennifer; Platt, Tracey; Ruch, Willibald

    2013-01-01

    The present research aims at identifying emotional states induced in observers of hospital clown interventions utilizing a list of clown-specific ratings, the 29 Clown Emotion List (CLEM-29, Auerbach et al. 2012a). Study 1 investigated whether hospital clowns elicit emotional states other than those already covered by scales representing existing models of emotional states. One hundred and nineteen adults watched videos of hospital clowns and circus clowns and, after each video, completed a g...

  8. Effect of regular circus physical exercises on lymphocytes in overweight children.

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    Cesar Miguel Momesso dos Santos

    Full Text Available Obesity associated with a sedentary lifestyle can lead to changes in the immune system balance resulting in the development of inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to compare lymphocyte activation mechanisms between overweight children practicing regular circus physical exercises with non-exercised children. The study comprised 60 pubescent children randomly divided into 4 groups: Overweight Children (OWC (10.67 ± 0.22 years old, Overweight Exercised Children (OWE (10.00 ± 0.41 years old, Eutrophic Children (EC (11.00 ± 0.29 years old and Eutrophic Exercised Children (EE (10.60 ± 0.29 years old. OWE and EE groups practiced circus activities twice a week, for 4.3 ± 0.5 and 4.4 ± 0.5 months, respectively. Percentage of T regulatory cells (Treg and the expression of CD95 and CD25 in CD4+ lymphocytes were evaluated by flow cytometry. Lymphocyte proliferation capacity was measured by [14C]-thymidine incorporation and mRNA expression of IL-35, TGF-beta, IL-2 and IL-10 by real-time PCR. Lymphocyte proliferation was higher in OWC and OWE groups compared with the EC (3509 ± 887; 2694 ± 560, and 1768 ± 208 cpm, respectively and EE (2313 ± 111 cpm groups. CD95 expression on lymphocytes was augmented in the EC (953.9 ± 101.2 and EE groups (736.7 ± 194.6 compared with the OWC (522.1 ± 125.2 and OWE groups (551.6 ± 144.5. CTLA-4 expression was also lower in the OWC and OWE groups compared with the EC and EE groups. Percentage of Treg, IL-35, and IL-10 mRNA expression were lower in the OWC and OWE groups compared with the EC and EE groups. In conclusion, overweight children present altered immune system balance characterized by elevated lymphocyte proliferation due to a decrease in T regulatory cell percentage. These effects were partially reverted by moderate physical exercise, as demonstrated by decreased lymphocyte proliferation.

  9. Breeding Behaviour of Eurasian Marsh Harriers (Circus aeruginosus L., 1758; Aves, Accipitridae Nesting on Three Habitats in Eastern Poland

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    Ignacy Kitowski

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Breeding behaviour of Eurasian marsh harriers Circus aeruginosus pairs nesting in marshes, water reservoir and fish pond of SE Poland were compared. Harriers nesting on the marshes were most efficient during aerial prey transfers, which could suggest that the habitat was taken by experienced, better quality birds when set against the ones occupying nests on the ponds and reservoir. Additional evidence that higher quality birds nested on marshes is that egg laying was earlier there. Marsh Harriers performed U-shape undulation, in the nestling period and these appeared more intense for marsh nesters as well.

  10. Proto-CIRCUS tilted-coil tokamak–torsatron hybrid: Design and construction

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    Clark, A.W.; Doumet, M.; Hammond, K.C. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Kornbluth, Y. [Yeshiva University, New York, NY 10033 (United States); Spong, D.A. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (United States); Sweeney, R. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Volpe, F.A., E-mail: fvolpe@columbia.edu [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States)

    2014-11-15

    Highlights: • A tokamak-like device with tilted toroidal field (TF) coils needs less plasma current than a conventional tokamak. • Rotational transform is partly generated by external coils. Device can be considered a tokamak–torsatron hybrid. • We designed and constructed the first device of this type. • Tilted TF coils are interlinked to each other, which helps to reduce aspect ratio of plasma. • This is a six-coil generalization of CNT stellarator, also at Columbia University, which features two interlinked coils. - Abstract: We present the field-line modeling, design, and construction of a prototype circular-coil tokamak–torsatron hybrid called Proto-CIRCUS. The device has a major radius R = 16 cm and minor radius a < 5 cm. The six “toroidal field” coils are planar as in a tokamak, but they are tilted. This, combined with induced or driven plasma current, is expected to generate rotational transform, as seen in field-line tracing and equilibrium calculations. The device is expected to operate at lower plasma current than a tokamak of comparable size and magnetic field, which might have interesting implications for disruptions and steady-state operation. Additionally, the toroidal magnetic ripple is less pronounced than in an equivalent tokamak in which the coils are not tilted. The tilted coils are interlocked, resulting in a relatively low aspect ratio, and can be moved, both radially and in tilt angle, between discharges. This capability will be exploited for detailed comparisons between calculations and field-line mapping measurements. Such comparisons will reveal whether this relatively simple concept can generate the expected rotational transform.

  11. With a modern P.T. Barnum act, Donald Trump is tapping Americans’ anger to sell tickets to his own political circus

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    Pruessen, Ron

    2016-01-01

    If the US election campaign currently has the air of a circus, Donald Trump can easily be seen as its P.T. Barnum. While the historical analogy is worth consideration, though, Ron Pruessen argues that Trump goes beyond (and beneath) the earlier Big Top impresario – and that the audience he is attracting is more than a gaggle of rubes and suckers.

  12. Exclusão escolar e a criança de circo. School exclusion and the circus child

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    Xavier, Gláucia do Carmo

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo aborda a escolarização da criança artista de circo. O foco é a sua trajetória escolar sob o olhar de ações inclusivas ou excludentes por parte da escola. O objetivo desta pesquisa é investigar o cotidiano escolar dessas crianças e identificar os obstáculos existentes em relação à escolarização delas. A metodologia utilizada foi a entrevista com pais e estudantes de quatro circos visitantes em Belo Horizonte - MG. A pesquisa se desenvolveu em 2 anos e teve como resultado final a necessidade de uma mudança de paradigma por parte da escola frente à criança circense e um novo enfoque quanto à formação de educadores. Foi constatado preconceito, exclusão e falta de uma metodologia voltada para crianças que mudam com frenquência de escola, como é o caso do artista de circo.This article presents approach the circus artist child schooling. The concerning focus is to observe his inclusion and no inclusion trajectory at school. The main objective is to observe the child`s day by day life and identify obstacles that may interfere in school education. Interviews with parents and children were used as methodology. Four circuses were observed during two years in Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais presentations season. After two years the research results ends up into the necessity to change the school behavior pedagogical methodology and inclusion comprehension focus to deal with those children. Prejudice and a non adequate educators training were also noticed.

  13. Circo social e práticas educacionais não governamentais Social circus and non-governmental educacional practices

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    Lilia Lobo

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa qualitativa em tela tenta analisar o circo social cujo objetivo refere-se à inclusão social de jovens das periferias através das artes do circo. Algumas práticas desenvolvidas por organizações educacionais não governamentais no contexto das políticas públicas neoliberais serviram-nos de recorte. Para tal selecionamos como referências teóricas a genealogia de Michel Foucault, o conceito nietzscheano de arte trágica, de cultura cômica popular em Bakhtin e de circo através de seus pesquisadores no Brasil. Indagamos: como vem se dando a aliança, não mais da filantropia com a ciência, mas atualmente com as artes, particularmente o circo? Estaria a arte sob o domínio de uma nova tecnologia?This research tries to analyze the social circus, whose purpose is the social inclusion of youngster from impoverished urban areas through the arts of circus. Specifically, delineating some practices developed by non-governmental educational organizations in the context of neo-liberal public policies. For such an undertaking, the following theoretical references were used: Michel Foucault's genealogy, Nietzsche's concept of tragical art, Bakhtin's work on comic humor in popular culture and the work of Brazilian researchers regarding the circus. We inquire: how is the alliance between art and philanthropy being established, in particular with the circus, in decrement of the alliance between science and philanthropy? Would art be under the dominion of a new technology?

  14. Frames and ambivalence in context: an analysis of hands-on experts’ perception of the welfare of animals in traveling circuses in the Netherlands

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    Nijland, H.J.; Aarts, M.N.C.; Renes, R.J.

    2010-01-01

    The results of an empirical study into the perceptions of "hands-on" experts concerning the welfare of (non-human) animals in traveling circuses in the Netherlands are presented. A qualitative approach, based on in-depth conversations with trainers/performers, former trainers/performers, veterinarians, and an owner of an animal shelter, conveyed several patterns in the contextual construction of perceptions and the use of dissonance reduction strategies. Perceptions were analyzed with the hel...

  15. Surgical Correction of Posttraumatic Scapulothoracic Bursitis, Rhomboid Major Muscle Injury, Ipsilateral Glenohumeral Instability, and Headaches Resulting from Circus Acrobatic Maneuvers

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    John G. Skedros

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We report the case of a 28-year-old transgender (male-to-female patient that had a partial tear of the rhomboid major tendon, scapulothoracic bursitis, and glenohumeral instability on the same side. These conditions resulted from traumatic events during circus acrobatic maneuvers. Additional aspects of this case that make it unique include (1 the main traumatic event occurred during a flagpole exercise, where the patient’s trunk was suspended horizontally while a vertical pole was grasped with both hands, (2 headaches were associated with the periscapular injury and they improved after scapulothoracic bursectomy and rhomboid tendon repair, (3 surgical correction was done during the same operation with an open anterior capsular-labral reconstruction, open scapulothoracic bursectomy without bone resection, and rhomboid tendon repair, (4 a postoperative complication of tearing of the serratus anterior and rhomboid muscle attachments with recurrent scapulothoracic pain occurred from patient noncompliance, and (5 the postoperative complication was surgically corrected and ultimately resulted in an excellent outcome at the one-year final follow-up.

  16. SkydancerPlex: A novel STR multiplex validated for forensic use in the hen harrier (Circus cyaneus).

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    van Hoppe, Moniek J C; Dy, Mary A V; van den Einden, Marion; Iyengar, Arati

    2016-05-01

    The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a bird of prey which is heavily persecuted in the UK because it preys on the game bird red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus). To help investigations into illegal killings of hen harrier, a STR multiplex kit containing eight short tandem repeat (STR) markers and a chromohelicase DNA binding protein 1 (CHD 1) sexing marker was developed. The multiplex kit was tested for species specificity, sensitivity, robustness, precision, accuracy and stability. Full profiles were obtained with as little as 0.25 ng of template DNA. Concurrent development of an allelic ladder to ensure reliable and accurate allele designation across laboratories makes the SkydancerPlex the first forensic DNA profiling system in a species of wildlife to be fully validated according to SWGDAM and ISFG recommendations. An average profile frequency of 3.67 × 10(-8), a PID estimate of 5.3 × 10(-9) and a PID-SIB estimate of 9.7 × 10(-4) make the SkydancerPlex an extremely powerful kit for individualisation. PMID:26881329

  17. Womanliness as Masquerade: Tracing Luce Irigaray’s Theory in Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Published in 1977 with a great deal of controversy within European feminist circles, Luce Irigaray’s This Sex which Is Not One presents the author’s commentary on the modern phallocentric culture, commodification of women and their counteraction disguised within the very patriarchal structures. Irigaray, for instance, views womanliness and female submissiveness as a strategy that women have always made use of in order to develop a much more unfettered self behind such masks. Women masquerade as objects to be consumed to achieve a freer voice from the patriarchal discourse and to establish themselves as the ultimate subjects of a never-ending cultural exchange. Irigaray’s views on female strategies such as masquerade and performativity are applicable to a feminist reading of Angela Carter’s famous postmodern novel, Nights at the Circus (1984, which critiques the patriarchal ideology with its suggestion of a New Woman. Fevvers, the protagonist of the novel, imprisons the male voice in the novel behind the invisible cage of her own world of performances and uses her womanliness to suppress the male willpower to the degree of self-submission. In this respect, this study argues that Carter’s generation of Fevvers as the New Woman is reminiscent of what Irigaray theorizes in her above article with respect to questions like womanliness, masquerade and performativity

  18. Investigation of acoustic and vibratory aspects with CIRCUS code. Application to the coolant pumps of the future Candu-9 type reactor

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    In nuclear reactors, coolant pumps are the main sources of noise. The acoustic waves propagate along pipes and by resonance effects can lead to important and damaging vibrations. AVA and CIRCUS are 2 codes dealing with acoustic and vibration phenomena. They have been used, compared and applied to the different configurations of pumps in the future Candu-9 reactor. It is highlighted that a coupling between mechanical and acoustic aspects should be taken into account since resonance peaks could be amplified in the discharge line. (A.C.)

  19. Milton Nascimento: o circo como um lugar de memória cultural - Milton Nascimento: Circus as a place of cultural memory

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    Alberto Carlos de Souza

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-4512.2013n28p211   Trata-se de uma oficina de cultura de resistência realizada com 30 crianças de 10 anos de idade, estudantes de uma escola pública municipal de Vitória – ES, que teve como propósito celebrar o dia internacional do circo, 27 de março. Toda a produção estética desta oficina gira em torno da música “Circo Marimbondo”, de autoria de Milton Nascimento e Fernando Brant (1978 e consiste na elaboração de pictogramas de artistas circenses (desenho com massa de modelar, a partir da pregunta norteadora: quem são esses marimbondos de quem tanto fala a música? Os marimbondos foram representados pelas crianças, principalmente como figura de artistas fantásticos como: palhaços, bailarinas, homens bala, trapezistas, a mulher barbada e a mulher gorila. A oficina finalizou com a apresentação de toda a produção estética para a familia daquelas crianças.   Abstract   a workshop culture of resistance held with 30 children Workshop culture of resistance held with 30 children from 10 years old, students at a local public school in Vitória - ES, which aimed to celebrate the International Day Circus on March 27. All the aesthetic production of the workshop revolved around the song Circus Wasp, by Milton Nascimento and Fernando Brant (1978 and consisted elaboration of pictography of circus artists (drawing with clay modeling , from question: "Who are these wasps whose music speaks so much?" The wasps were represented mainly by children like it features amazing artists as: clowns, dancers, man bullet, trapeze artists, and bearded woman or female gorilla. The workshop culminated with the presentation of the whole aesthetic production to the family of those children. Keywords: Aesthetic production, Brazilian Popular Music, cultural identity.

  20. Input Calibration and Validation of RELAP5 Against CIRCUS-IV Single Channel Tests on Natural Circulation Two-Phase Flow Instability

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    Full Text Available RELAP5 is a system thermal-hydraulic code that is used to perform safety analysis on nuclear reactors. Since the code is based on steady state, two-phase flow regime maps, there is a concern that RELAP5 may provide significant errors for rapid transient conditions. In this work, the capability of RELAP5 code to predict the oscillatory behavior of a natural circulation driven, two-phase flow at low pressure is investigated. The simulations are compared with a series of experiments that were performed in the CIRCUS-IV facility at the Delft University of Technology. For this purpose, we developed a procedure for calibration of the input and code validation. The procedure employs (i multiple parameters measured in different regimes, (ii independent consideration of the subsections of the loop, and (iii assessment of importance of the uncertain input parameters. We found that predicted system parameters are less sensitive to variations of the uncertain input and boundary conditions in high frequency oscillations regime. It is shown that calculation results overlap experimental values, except for the high frequency oscillations regime where the maximum inlet flow rate was overestimated. This finding agrees with the idea that steady state, two-phase flow regime maps might be one of the possible reasons for the discrepancy in case of rapid transients in two-phase systems.

  1. 快堆钠回路水锤程序开发与应用%Waterhammer Program Development and Application for Fast Breeder Reactor's Sodium Circus

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    文静; 栾霖; 金德圭; 陆道纲; 汤荣铭

    2001-01-01

    研究开发了快堆钠回路水锤分析专用程序WHA。该程序在一维特征线法(MOC)传统的压力波传播数学模型中补充了钠腔-气腔外边界模型,并采用气泡离散模型模拟低压液柱分离中的蒸汽穴的生成与溃灭。程序用FORTRAN90语言对快堆实验钠回路ESPRESSO中由于阀门的快速开启与关闭引起的压力波传播进行了分析计算。计算结果表明:将钠腔-气腔引入水锤压力波传播的数学模型进行程序计算的结果是合理的。%Based on one-dimensional method of characteristics(MOC), anumerical model of pressure-wave progation is presented in the paper. A special code is programmed to analyze and calculate waterhammer resulted from rapid opening or closing of valve in the experimental sodium circus of fast breeder reactor(FBR). In the model, a new outer boundary condition, sodium-cavity is included. Model of bubble's discrete distribution is adopted to simulate generation and collapse of the bubble with the pressure's decreasing and increasing. The results demonstrate that the model of pressure-wave progation is valid.

  2. Arte circense: a magia e o encantamento dentro e fora das lonas Circus arts: magic and charm inside and outside the tents Arte circense: la magia y el encantamiento dentro y fuera de las lonas

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    Full Text Available Este texto faz parte da dissertação de mestrado que investiga o saber circense incorporado e compartilhado no Circo Girassol, em Porto Alegre/RS. Pensando o corpo a partir de referenciais culturais e históricos, pode-se observar o movimento da arte circense ressignificado a cada tempo. Da prática corporal dos saltimbancos, despertando riso e liberdade, à arte do circo contemporâneo adequado ao mercado artístico performático desse tempo, o corpo transforma-se em um dos principais produtos da Indústria Cultural. Há também, neste artigo, uma proposta educacional para que a prática da cultura corporal de movimento seja desenvolvida com cooperação, solidariedade e interdisciplinaridade, fazendo do “brincar” de circo um ato pedagógico lúdico voltado para a “produção” do prazer. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: arte circense – corpo – prática pedagógica – ludicidade This text is part of a master’s dissertation which investigates circus knowledge incorporated and shared by the Circo Girassol circus in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Considering the body from cultural and historical references, one can observe movement in the circus arts to be resignified at each moment. From the body practices of the saltimbancs, triggering laughter and freedom, to the art of the contemporary circus adapted to the artistic performance market of this time, the body becomes one of the main products of the Culture Industry. This article also presents an educational proposal to enable the practice of body movement culture to be developed in cooperation, solidarity, and interdisciplinarity, turning the “let’s play circus” act into a playful pedagogical act focused at the “production” of pleasure. KEYWORDS: circus art – body – pedagogical practices – playfulness Este texto hace parte de la disertación de maestría que investiga el saber circense incorporado y compartido en el Circo Girasol, en Porto Alegre/RS. Pensando el cuerpo a partir de

  3. Concentration de busards cendrés Circus pygargus (L.) dans la région de M'Bour (Sénégal) durant l'hiver 1988-1989 : utilisation du milieu et régime alimentaire

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    Cormier, J.P.; Baillon, François

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    Cet article porte sur la densité des busards cendrés #Circus pygargus$ et leur répartition en fonction des types de végétation dans la région située au nord du delta du Saloum (Sénégal), sur les rythmes d'activités de ces oiseaux et leur régime alimentaire

  4. Population dynamics of hen harrier Circus cyaneus in overwintering area of Southeast China%中国东南部越冬区白尾鹞种群动态

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    罗祖奎; 吴法清; 舒实; 楼利高; 王天厚

    2010-01-01

    主要从湖北沙湖湿地自然保护区自尾鹞(Circus cyaneus)的生境偏爱和影响因子两方面分析中国东南部越冬区白尾鹞的种群动态.方差分析表明:年度间白尾鹞丰富度差异不显著.T检验表明:4a季节间白尾鹞丰富度差异极显著,秋季高于冬季.方差分析表明:4种生境中白尾鹞的丰富度存在极显著差异,草甸>芦苇>农田>水域.4种生境中自尾鹞丰富度变异系数为:草甸<水域<芦苇<农田.草甸生境是白尾鹞相对较好的越冬生境.多独立样本非参数检验(Kruskal-Wallis H法)表明:4种牛境中雀形目鸟类和环颈雉的丰富度均存在极显著差异.多元线性回归模型(Enter进入法)显示:白尾鹞丰富度与其捕食对象丰富度在芦苇和草甸生境中呈强正相关,在农田和水域生境中相关性不显著.虚拟线性回归模型(Enter进入法)表明:草甸中的影响因子极显著的影响草甸中白尾鹞的丰富度.方差分析表明:草甸中白尾鹞的丰富度随草甸而积的下降而显著性下降.T检验表明:围网对白尾鹞在水域生境出现频次无显著影响.

  5. Welfare of sea lions in travelling circuses

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    Hopster, H.; Jong, de I.C.

    2014-01-01

    Dit rapport geeft een overzicht van de wetenschappelijke literatuur en opinies van deskundigen over het welzijn van zeeleeuwen in reizende circussen. Dit als basis voor beleidsontwikkeling.This report describes the scientific literature and expert views concerning the welfare of sea lions in travell

  6. Nuclear waste hearings - a three ring circus?

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    The article is a personal commentary by Dr. H. Tammemagi on the hearings held on the deep geologic concept for nuclear fuel waste disposal. He condemns the anti-nuclear proponents of voicing opinions not based on fact while they accuse the nuclear proponents of not making decisions on a nuclear waste disposal facility based on enough facts. He uses the Mars and Venus analogy of a popular book to bring forth his point

  7. Trabajar como artista: Estrategias, prácticas y representaciones del trabajo artístico entre jóvenes artistas circenses Trabalhando como um artista: Estratégias, práticas e representações da trabalho artistico entre jovens artistas de circo Working as an artist: Strategies, practices and representations of artistic work among young circus artists

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    Julieta Infantino

    2011-12-01

    autonomous field, has led to the invisibility of the labor dimension of artistic practices settling dichotomous social representations about art and work. Consequently, this is an area which has been almost unexplored in the field of research on Youth and Work. However, many artists and many young people work through the art they perform. Based on the case of circus artists in the city of Buenos Aires, we will discuss this idea of opposition between arts and work analyzing the labor market, the work strategies and the significance that artists give to their practices. We will study the distinctions between the characteristics of these artistic and labor practices in the decade of 1990 and the current situation regarding recent changes in the labor market and the shift in the legitimacy occupied by circus arts.

  8. Sibling conflict in Montagu's harrier Circus pygargus during the post-fledging period in south-east Poland%波兰东南部乌灰鹞在雏鸟出羽后期的同窝雏间冲突

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    Ignacy KITOWSKI

    2005-01-01

    Sibling rivalry was studied in 13 broods (total of 37 fledglings) of Montagu's harrier Circus pygargus from a breeding site in south-eastern Poland. The oldest sibling in broods tended to monopolise food in the nest and in the air (both in terms of numbers and estimated overall biomass). The proportion of food transfers taking place in the air tended to increase as the fledglings aged. Aggressive interactions between flying offspring were observed only during aerial food transfers. Of 730 aerial food transfers, 57(7.8%) fell to the ground as a result of sibling competition. Juveniles that did not obtain prey from their parents due to sibling rivalry were sometimes seen trying to capture nearby passerines. Adults rarely demonstrated preferential feeding of the youngest offspring. The larger the brood, the longer lasting sibling conflicts over prey. Success at obtaining prey during aerial food transfers was correlated with spatial distribution of offspring prior to a given feeding event. The chicks hierarchy established during the nestling stage was preserved over the post-fledging period, which allowed the oldest juveniles to start migrating in good condition%通过对波兰东南部的13巢乌灰鹞(Circus pygargus), 37只雏鸟观察,对同窝雏鸟间的竞争进行了研究.无论是在食物的数量或者生物量上,早孵出的雏鸟占有空中喂养与巢内喂养的食物源的绝对优势.空中学习捕食的食物量占喂养食物量的比例随着雏鸟年龄的增长而增加.雏鸟在空中喂养中的攻击行为通过对空中食物传递进行研究.在370次的食物传递中,由于雏间竞争而引起的落地食物的比例57次(7.8%).由于雏间竞争而不能获得亲鸟喂养的幼鸟有时捕食周围的雀形目小鸟.亲鸟很少喂养较小的雏鸟.窝雏数越大,雏鸟间对食物的争斗持续时间越长.空中食物传递中捕食的成功率与雏鸟的空间分布相关.这种建立在雏鸟早期的

  9. Prácticas, representaciones y discursos de corporalidad: La ambigüedad en los cuerpos circenses Práticas, representações e discursos da corporalidade: A ambigüidade nos corpos do circo Practices, representations and discourses of the body: Ambiguity on circus bodies

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    Julieta Infantino

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo trabajaremos con las prácticas de los artistas circenses contemporáneos en la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Abordaremos los modos en los que la corporalidad se constituye en uno de los medios de expresión identitaria en tanto un grupo social puede componer, a través de sus experiencias corporales, sus propios estilos artísticos, su propia definición de práctica artístico-laboral, su propio cuerpo legítimo. Mostraremos la manera en que esos cuerpos pueden por momentos disputar y/o reproducir concepciones hegemónicas de corporalidad, proponiendo la necesidad de pensar estos procesos de manera dinámica, prestando atención tanto a los mecanismos de poder como a su contraparte, los sujetos que negocian, cuestionan y/o resisten.Este artigo versa sobre as práticas de artistas de circo contemporâneo na cidade de Buenos Aires. Abordam-se os modos em que as corporalidades se constituem em vias de expressão da identidade de um grupo social que pode criar, através de experiências corporais, seus próprios estilos artísticos, suas definições das práticas artístico-laborais, e seu próprio corpo legítimo. O trabalho busca mostrar como estes corpos podem, às vezes, contestar e/ou reproduzir concepções corporais hegemônicas, propondo a necessidade de se pensar estes processos de modo dinâmico, analisando tanto os mecanismos de poder e sua contrapartida, as práticas de sujeitos que negociam, questionam e/ou resistem.This paper will work the practices of contemporary circus artists in the city of Buenos Aires. We will analyse the way in which corporality can become one of the means of identity expression, given that a social group can compose, through body experiences, its own artistic styles, its own definition of artistic-labour practices, its own legitimate body. We will show how these bodies can at times dispute or reproduce hegemonic conceptions of corporality. We suggest there is a need of thinking these processes in

  10. 秋季迁徙中白头鹞与鹃头蜂鹰的跨海迁飞行为比较%Comparison of the water-crossing behavior of Western Marsh Harriers(Circus aeruginosus)and European Honey Buzzards (Pernis apivorus)during autumn migration

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    Michele PANUCCIO; Nicolantonio AGOSTINI

    2010-01-01

    在意大利中部的观察点,我们对秋季向非洲迁徙的白头鹞(Circus aeruginosus)和鹃头蜂鹰(Pernis apivorus)的跨海迁飞行为进行了研究.其中白头鹞大部分为成鸟,鹃头蜂鹰大部分是亚成鸟.研究内容包括跨海迁徙行为与风向、昼间迁徙时间、集群和年龄的关系.尽管鹃头蜂鹰不如白头鹞适合长距离跨海飞行,但它们集群迁徙时多远离海岸.两种鸟中只有很少个体选择沿海岸飞行.在无风天气,白头鹞像单独迁徙的鹃头蜂鹰一样,选择跨海飞行,而不是中途停歇或飞回陆地的断续迁徙,在逆风情况下则相反.而鹃头蜂鹰集群迁徙时的飞行策略不受风向影响.两种鸟在上午均选择跨海飞行而不是断续迁徙,下午则相反.鹃头蜂鹰的跨海迁飞行为与年龄相关,其成鸟很少跨海飞行.本研究证实鹃头蜂鹰迁徙过程中集群行为对其跨海迁飞的影响极为显著.不同年龄鹃头蜂鹰的跨海迁飞倾向不同,缺乏经验的亚成鸟和年轻成鸟选择高能量消耗的长途(跨海)飞行,而不是具中途停歇地的短距离断续迁徙.

  11. The Circus Testing Theory Revisited in Isabelle/HOL

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    Feliachi A.; Gaudel M.-C.; Wenzel M.; Wolff B.

    2013-01-01

    Formal specifications provide strong bases for testing and bring powerful techniques and technologies. Expressive formal specification languages combine large data domain and behavior. Thus, symbolic methods have raised particular interest for test generation techniques. Integrating formal testing in proof environments such as Isabelle/HOL is referred to as " theorem-prover based testing ". Theorem-prover based testing can be adapted to a specific specification language via a representation o...

  12. Branch Campus Leadership: Like Running a Three-Ring Circus?

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    Gillie Gossom, J.; Deckert Pelton, M.

    2011-01-01

    Members of National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) have spent three years crafting a survey instrument for assessing the leadership abilities and skills of branch administrators. In pursuit of the goal to investigate four leadership dimensions: diagnosing, implementing, visioning, and entrepreneurial, a pilot survey was…

  13. Abyssalities against the grain: the clown circus without a future

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    Ludmila Lima Brandão; Daniel Pellegrim Sanchez

    2015-01-01

    By articulating Boaventura de Sousa Santos’ notion that the Western modern thinking is an abyssal thinking, we examine the functioning of such “abyssalities”, which hierarchize and turn knowledge and practices invisible, as well as operate the transmutation of old colonial domination (or colonialism) into coloniality in the visual arts system. Then we identify – as in the “coloniality of knowledge” – these same devices: the divisions in the reality of artistic production under an abyssal per...

  14. DAN DIACONESCU: THE POLITICS OF BREAD AND CIRCUSES

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    Full Text Available Founder and owner of two television stations, Dan Diaconescu found the opportunity to rise the electoral support for his anti-system party through media channels in the circumstances of a tumultuous political year and a bitterly personal power struggle between President Traian Băsescu and Prime Minister Victor Ponta. He described the victory in the upcoming parliamentary elections as a start of the battle against the post-communist Romanian political class that impoverished the country. Through this battle lead by him and other members of his party, his „army of angels”1, Dan Diaconescu says he can liberate the Romanian people and install „people’s dictatorship” that will punish all the political class for the injustices suffered by them. In a context of highly visible and influential populist discourse, this paper considers the self-representation of Dan Diaconescu and his People’s Party – Dan Diaconescu during parliamentary election campaign in 2012. First of all, a multi-methodological approach was adopted to examine the key elements of national populist discourse: antagonistic struggle between politicians and citizens, popular sovereignty, corruption of the political class and popular mobilization for political change. After that, I will examine how this Romanian form of populism represents the rival version of western representative democracy, the populist democracy specific to Latin America based on direct representation embodied by a leader or a party capable to symbolize the power of the people. Within this frame, I will try to analyse to what degree Dan Diaconescu’s populism enrolls in the logic of Latin American populism instead of a cultural or ethnic populism dominant in Europe.

  15. CIRCO Y POLÍTICA CULTURAL EN BUENOS AIRES / Circus and cultural policies in Buenos Aires

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    Julieta Infantino

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo propongo analizar el lanzamiento de una política cultural de fomento  para las artes del circo en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, iniciada en 2009 a través del I Festival Internacional de Circo de Buenos Aires. A partir del estudio de la formulación e implementación de la política pública, presentaré algunas de las controversias que se desataron ante la intervención estatal en el campo artístico circense local en relación a ciertos conceptos clave: qué se entiende por políticas cul...

  16. Mixed clutches in Montagu's harrier Circus pygargus nests: a maladaptive brood parasitism by galliform birds

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    Talabante, Carlos; Gómez, Jesús; Aparicio, Alejandro; Arroyo, Beatriz

    2013-01-01

    Cases of mixed clutches in raptor nests are very scarce in the literature. Among279harrier nests monitored between 1991–1996 and 2010–2011 in two different areas of central Spain, quail eggs were found in one harrier nest, and 13 others contained partridge eggs. Harrier eggs were smaller in nests which contained galliformeggs, and therefore more similar in size and appearance to the foreign eggs, which maysuggest a maladaptative behaviour on the part of the galliforms

  17. Loop migration in adult marsh harriers Circus aeruginosus,as revealed by satellite telemetry

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    H. G. Klaassen, Raymond; Strandberg, Roine; Hake, Mikael;

    2010-01-01

    Loop migration among birds is characterized by the spring route lying consistently west or east of the autumn route. The existence of loops has been explained by general wind conditions or seasonal differences in habitat distribution. Loop migration has predominantly been studied at the population...... in the harriers' route choice. Grid-based wind data were used to reconstruct general wind patterns, and in qualitative agreement with the observed loop marsh harriers predominantly encountered westerly winds in Europe and easterly winds in Africa, both in autumn and in spring. By correlating tail- and crosswinds...

  18. When the circus comes to town: Countering campus presentations on climate denial

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    Corbin, J.

    2012-12-01

    A key element of the corporate and conservative campaign to discredit climate science has been public presentations by high-profile climate change deniers who offer "the real view" of climate science. While such speakers often intend to muddy the waters with respect to climate science, they can also serve as an initiative to highlight the widely accepted facts of climate change and the nature of scientific consensus on the topic. Our experience, based on a visit by Christopher Monckton to Union College, is that the attention and publicity surrounding such events can have a positive impact by raising the profile of climate science and engaging a wider audience than would otherwise be possible. The principle lesson from our experience is that our students are some of the most effective counters to such presentations by climate change deniers. Students at Union College worked with faculty to organize sophisticated presentations and forums to present a coherent message about the science of climate change. They engaged with Monckton during his presentation and in a follow-up forum, used social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit to communicate with one another and with their peers, and displayed highly sophisticated critical thinking skills. Above all, they had the passion and energy to organize, to engage with a high-profile speaker, and to rebut arguments that misrepresented the state of climate science. While we had effectively used social media tools to organize and communicate within our own communities, we were subject to a well-organized campaign that used those same tools to discredit our efforts. Links to coverage of the event in our campus newspaper were shared worldwide via Twitter and Facebook, and we were flooded with messages from people with no campus connection. The event was also featured, along with derogatory descriptions of organizers, at the website Wattsupwiththat and a contribution by Monckton to the Financial Post. We would have been far better prepared for post-event publicity if we had anticipated that social media tools can effectively nationalize discussions that take place even at small colleges. Even with that knowledge, however, the balance of power in carrying on a debate in the public sphere seems strongly weighted toward the network of climate deniers. I co-authored an EOS Forum paper that described our experiences at Union College and at nearby Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The number of blog or Twitter references to EOS pales in comparison to those linking to a reply authored by Monckton and posted online. At this point, communication of climate science seems at a distinct disadvantage compared to communication of climate denial. This is not to say that we should yield the floor to those who attempt to discredit our research and contradict what we teach in our classes - doing so risks giving the impression that scientific literacy and public awareness of climate change are of little importance to us. Instead, when we engage climate science deniers, we make clear that we believe much is at stake.

  19. SEASONAL-VARIATION IN THE SEX-RATIO OF MARSH HARRIER CIRCUS-AERUGINOSUS BROODS

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    ZIJLSTRA, M; DAAN, S; BRUINENBERGRINSMA, J

    1992-01-01

    1. Analysis of the sexes of 2260 nestlings in 735 marsh harrier broods revealed an overall excess [sex ratio (SR) = 54.8%] of males, and a significant increase in the proportion of males with progressive laying date (d = day of the year): In [SR/(1-SR)] = -1.286 + 0.013 d. 2. We argue that it is lik

  20. The basilica of Santa Leocadia and the end of use of the Roman Circus of Toledo: a new interpretation

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    Josep María GURT I ESPARRAGUERA

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Following the excavations of Prof. Pere Palol conducted in the early seventies in the Cristo de la Vega de Toledo, highlighted the existence of a late antique necropolis and a building in the area, which was associated with the location of the basilica of Santa Leocadia. The existence of this basilica and its constructive process are fundamental aspects of this study to examine one of the milestones of early Christianity in the city and its relationship with the Vega Baja of Toledo.

  1. The basilica of Santa Leocadia and the end of use of the Roman Circus of Toledo: a new interpretation

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    Gurt I Esparraguera, Josep María; Pilar DIARTE BLASCO

    2011-01-01

    A raíz de las excavaciones que el prof. Pere de Palol llevó a cabo en el Cristo de la Vega de Toledo a inicios de los años setenta del pasado siglo, se identificaron una necrópolis tardía y la traza de un edificio que, por su ubicación, se ha puesto en relación con el complejo de Santa Leocadia descrito por las fuentes escritas. La existencia o no de esta basílica en el lugar señalado y el proceso constructivo de la misma son aspectos fundamentales de este estudio para avanzar en el conocimie...

  2. Exclusão escolar e a criança de circo. School exclusion and the circus child

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    Xavier, Gláucia do Carmo; Santos, Anderson Avelino de Oliveira

    2009-01-01

    O presente artigo aborda a escolarização da criança artista de circo. O foco é a sua trajetória escolar sob o olhar de ações inclusivas ou excludentes por parte da escola. O objetivo desta pesquisa é investigar o cotidiano escolar dessas crianças e identificar os obstáculos existentes em relação à escolarização delas. A metodologia utilizada foi a entrevista com pais e estudantes de quatro circos visitantes em Belo Horizonte - MG. A pesquisa se desenvolveu em 2 anos e teve como resultado fina...

  3. Loop migration in adult marsh harriers Circus aeruginosus, as revealed by satellite telemetry

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    H. G. Klaassen, Raymond; Strandberg, Roine; Hake, Mikael;

    2010-01-01

    Loop migration among birds is characterized by the spring route lying consistently west or east of the autumn route. The existence of loops has been explained by general wind conditions or seasonal differences in habitat distribution. Loop migration has predominantly been studied at the population...... in the harriers' route choice. Grid-based wind data were used to reconstruct general wind patterns, and in qualitative agreement with the observed loop marsh harriers predominantly encountered westerly winds in Europe and easterly winds in Africa, both in autumn and in spring. By correlating tail- and crosswinds...

  4. Population trend and breeding biology of Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus in a natural vegetation site in northeast Spain

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    Limiñana, Rubén; Surroca Royo, Martín; Miralles, Stephan; Urios, Vicente; Jiménez, Juan (O.F.M.), trad

    2004-01-01

    Capsule: Reproductive output in a natural habitat was higher than in birds breeding in cereal crops, highlighting the importance of natural habitats for the species. Aims: To evaluate breeding in a natural habitat in inland Castellon province, Spain, and compare breeding parameters with other European populations. Methods: Breeding population size in inland Castellon was recorded between 1981 and 2003. A logistic growth model was used to describe population increase. We also calculated clu...

  5. Peculiarities of biotopic and altitude distribution of the marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus activity in the Steppe Dnieper region

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    V. V. Verner

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available State of the marsh harrier populations in steppeDnieperregion is under consideration. Altitude and biotopic distribution of the birds in the periods of migrations and nesting season are studied. Correlation between weather conditions and spatial distribution of the birds was found.

  6. The occurrence and distribution of cellulolytic fungi and Fusarium in seven Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus

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    Teresa Korniłłowicz-Kowalska

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A total of 45 species of cellulolytic fungi and ten Fusarium species were identified. Three genera (Chaetomium, Trichoderma, Fusarium represented 80% of the frequency of cellulolytic fungi. Of them, Chaetomium globosum, Trichoderma viride and T. koningii were some of the most frequent species. A high differentiation of the richness and frequency of species of cellulolytic fungi depending on the nest and its individual layers was observed. Reasons for the differences in the frequency and species composition of the fungi were discussed.

  7. All This and Popcorn Too.

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    Fenner, Mildred Sandison

    1979-01-01

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

  8. Circo social e práticas educacionais não governamentais Social circus and non-governmental educacional practices

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    Lilia Lobo; Tiago Cassoli

    2006-01-01

    A pesquisa qualitativa em tela tenta analisar o circo social cujo objetivo refere-se à inclusão social de jovens das periferias através das artes do circo. Algumas práticas desenvolvidas por organizações educacionais não governamentais no contexto das políticas públicas neoliberais serviram-nos de recorte. Para tal selecionamos como referências teóricas a genealogia de Michel Foucault, o conceito nietzscheano de arte trágica, de cultura cômica popular em Bakhtin e de circo através de seus pes...

  9. Milton Nascimento: o circo como um lugar de memória cultural - Milton Nascimento: Circus as a place of cultural memory

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    Alberto Carlos de Souza

    2013-01-01

    http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-4512.2013n28p211   Trata-se de uma oficina de cultura de resistência realizada com 30 crianças de 10 anos de idade, estudantes de uma escola pública municipal de Vitória – ES, que teve como propósito celebrar o dia internacional do circo, 27 de março. Toda a produção estética desta oficina gira em torno da música “Circo Marimbondo”, de autoria de Milton Nascimento e Fernando Brant (1978) e consiste na elaboração de pictogramas de artistas circenses (dese...

  10. Violência como espetáculo: o pão, o sangue e o circo Violence as a show: bread, blood and circus

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    Norberto Luiz Guarinello

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Tenho como objetivo, neste artigo, a análise da questão da violência na Roma Antiga - focalizando as lutas entre gladiadores. Tento desarticular idéias preconcebidas e juízos de valores que permeiam a historiografia sobre o tema. Ao mesmo tempo, elaboro paralelos com a violência contemporânea a partir do princípio de que a violência não é um conceito preciso, nem mesmo um termo cujo sentido permaneça igual no decorrer do processo histórico.This article aims at analyzing the issue of violence in Ancient Rome. With focus on gladiators games, the objective is to disarticulate preconceived ideas and judgments that are present in the historiography about the theme. At the same time, a parallel was drawn with the contemporary violence, based on the principle that violence is not a precise concept, neither a word with a sense that remains unchanged along the historic process.

  11. Fusion Science Theater Presents "The Amazing Chemical Circus": A New Model of Outreach that Uses Theater to Engage Children in Learning

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    Kerby, Holly Walter; Cantor, Joanne; Weiland, Marcia; Babiarz, Christopher; Kerby, Anne W.

    2010-01-01

    Demonstration shows are a popular form of chemical education outreach used to increase interest, engagement, and appreciation of chemistry. Although practitioners often include instructional elements, evaluation has been limited to children's attitudes toward science rather than their understanding of the underlying concepts presented. In 2006, we…

  12. Il pubblico di circo in Italia: il caso dell'acquatico Bellucci

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    Del Sarto, Alessio; Zanola, Roberto

    2007-01-01

    Although the cultural importance of circus, the economics of culture has neglected to address this topic. Two main reasons for this: first, cultural economics has (wrongly) considered circus as a minor performing arts; secondly, the difficulty to collect quantitative information on circus. This paper represents an attempt to fill this lack by analysing the characteristics of circus attendance. In particular, we submit 268 questionnaires to people attending Acquatico Bellucci. Descriptive stat...

  13. Il pubblico di circo in Italia: il caso dell'acquatico Bellucci

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    Del Sarto, Alessio; Zanola, Roberto

    2007-01-01

    Although the cultural importance of circus, the economics of culture has neglected to address this topic. Two main reasons for this: first, cultural economics has (wrongly) considered circus as a minor performing arts; secondly, the difficulty to collect quantitative information on circus. This paper represents an attempt to fill this lack by analysing the characteristics of circus attendance. In particular, we submit 268 questionnaires to people attending Acquatico Bellucci. Descriptive st...

  14. O circo em cada lugar : um lugar para o circo

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    Dias, Rui Tomé Vilaça Capa

    2013-01-01

    The subject of this essay focuses, essentially, on the circus implantation and aims to analyze not only the current practice, but also to speculate and imagine an ideal relationship between the circus and the places. The essay is divided into three main chapters: -The first chapter (The Circus) is a general introduction to the subject of the essay itself that contextualizes the reader into the circus “world” as far as its practice and history is concerned; -The second cha...

  15. A Vet and His Animals

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    刘艳; 毛有春

    2002-01-01

    I was a vet(兽医) in a small town,but liked to work for a circus. Fortunately one day, I received a phone call from a manager of a certain circus. He wanted me to be in charge of his animals-all 700 of them! Then I could work in a circus!

  16. Harrier Circus biodiversity and its environment impact study in Shahu Nature Reserve in Hubei, China%沙湖自然保护区鹞属鸟类多样性及其影响因子

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    罗祖奎; 吴法清; 刘家武; 向国祥; 王天厚

    2009-01-01

    在湖北沙湖湿地自然保护区4a的调查中,发现鹞属Circus鸟类有白头鹞C.a.aeruginosus、白尾鹞C.c.cyaneus、白腹鹞C.s.spilonotus 3种,186条样线的调查中共记录到363只.方差分析表明,4a的鹞属鸟类年度间平均数差异不显著.比较鹞属鸟类秋、冬季节平均丰度表明,秋季显著高于冬季.对鹞属鸟类分别进行秋、冬季节同期平均数比较,均无显著性差异.不同生境间鹞属鸟类多样性平均数差异极显著,草甸>芦苇>水域>农田.3种鹞属鸟类的种间相遇概率及频率指数都是白尾鹞>白头鹞>白腹鹞.回归模型显示鹞属鸟类数量与环颈雉Phasianus colchicus的数量呈极显著正相关(r2 = 0.98,P <0.001).草甸面积变化对栖息于草甸的鹞属鸟类数量有极显著的影响.围网对鹞属鸟类在水域生境出现频次无显著影响.

  17. Participação social no campo da cultura e disputas simbólicas nas políticas culturais para o circo em Fortaleza (CE

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    Jocastra Holanda Bezerra

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The article seeks to understand the dynamics of social participation in the field of culture. It seeks to reflect about the plurality of identities and self-representations present in the circus segment, realizing how these are articulated, integrated or do not connect with each other in the sphere of participation in the cultural policies of the city of Fortaleza, Ceará. To reflect on these questions, we analyzed the discourses and the participation of agents of the circus sector on two occasions: in the construction of the proposal of the Municipal School of Circus and the formulation of the Sectorial Circus Plan in the city.

  18. Visual Identity for Oulun Tähtisirkus

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    Hildén, Anne

    2012-01-01

    The subject of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Visual Identity for Oulun Tähtisirkus. Oulun Tähtisirkus (Oulu Star Circus) is a circus school based in Oulu, Finland. Oulun Tähtisirkus teaches traditional circus arts and performs at various events. The teaching is targeted mainly at children and young people, but there are groups for older people and families as well. The goals of this thesis were to gain a deeper understanding of the circus and to provide Oulun Tähtisirkus with a visual identit...

  19. After the storm: parties and partisans in the Darwin year

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    2009-01-01

    Peter C. Kjaergaard reflects on life as a historian of evolution in the  media circus and creationist backlash of 2009......Peter C. Kjaergaard reflects on life as a historian of evolution in the  media circus and creationist backlash of 2009...

  20. Plaadid / Immo Mihkelson

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    Mihkelson, Immo, 1959-

    2002-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Robert Plant "Dreamfield", Roland Gift "Roland Gift", Joe Cocker "Respect Yourself", Piano Circus "Transmission", Tricky "A Ruff Guide", Jack Johnson "Brushfire Fairytales", Yann Tiersen "Amelie from Montmartre", Hall & Oates "The Essential Collection"

  1. Resultados de la intervención arqueológica de urgencia realizada en el Callejón del Galápago (Córdoba) 1988-1999

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    Vargas Cantos, Sonia; González Vírseda, Marina L.; Carmona Berenguer, Silvia; Ruiz Lara, María Dolores; Carrillo Díaz-Pines, José Ramón; Murillo Redondo, Juan Francisco; Moreno-Almenara, Maudilio

    2003-01-01

    This paper focus on the archaeological works held in the Galápago Lane in downtown Córdoba, which discovered the intermediate terrace that connected the Temple in Claudio Marcelo Street and the Circus at Orive Palace.

  2. Permanent genetic resources added to molecular ecology resources database 1 june 2011–31 july 2011

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    Barker, F. Keith; Bell, James J.; Bogdanowicz, Steven M.;

    2011-01-01

    This article documents the addition of 112 microsatellite marker loci and 24 pairs of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) sequencing primers to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Agelaius phoeniceus, Austrolittorina cincta, Circus cyaneus, Ci...

  3. El circo oriental de Colonia Patricia

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    Ventura Villanueva, Ángel; Murillo Redondo, Juan Francisco; Carmona Berenguer, Silvia; Carrillo Díaz-Pines, José Ramón; Jiménez Salvador, José Luis; Moreno-Almenara, Maudilio; Hidalgo Prieto, Rafael; Ruiz Lara, María Dolores

    2001-01-01

    The archaeological works held in the former Convent of San Pablo between 1992- 1999 documented a circus and a square that, together with the temple in Claudio Marcelo Street shaped an important architectural complex in Colonia Patricia whose closer parallel is the roman provincial forum from Tarraco. Chronologically the complex of Córdoba was designed during the reign of Claudius (Temple and Square), the northern steps of circus were built during the reign of Nero and the works probably finis...

  4. Trabajar como artista: Estrategias, prácticas y representaciones del trabajo artístico entre jóvenes artistas circenses Trabalhando como um artista: Estratégias, práticas e representações da trabalho artistico entre jovens artistas de circo Working as an artist: Strategies, practices and representations of artistic work among young circus artists

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    Julieta Infantino

    2011-01-01

    La persistencia del supuesto que coloca al arte como esfera diferencial y autónoma, ha provocado la invisibilización de la dimensión laboral de las prácticas artísticas asentando representaciones sociales dicotómicas acerca del arte y el trabajo. Consecuentemente, éste es un terreno poco explorado en el ámbito de las investigaciones sobre Juventud y Trabajo. No obstante, muchos artistas y muchos jóvenes trabajan desde el arte que realizan. A partir del caso de los artistas circenses en la ciu...

  5. Prácticas, representaciones y discursos de corporalidad: La ambigüedad en los cuerpos circenses Práticas, representações e discursos da corporalidade: A ambigüidade nos corpos do circo Practices, representations and discourses of the body: Ambiguity on circus bodies

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    Julieta Infantino

    2010-01-01

    En este artículo trabajaremos con las prácticas de los artistas circenses contemporáneos en la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Abordaremos los modos en los que la corporalidad se constituye en uno de los medios de expresión identitaria en tanto un grupo social puede componer, a través de sus experiencias corporales, sus propios estilos artísticos, su propia definición de práctica artístico-laboral, su propio cuerpo legítimo. Mostraremos la manera en que esos cuerpos pueden por momentos disputar y/o r...

  6. 2008 LHC Open Days Physics: the show

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    2008-01-01

    A host of events and activities await visitors to the LHC Open Days on 5 and 6 April. A highlight will be the physics shows funded by the European Physical Society (EPS), which are set to surprise and challenge children and adults alike! School children use their experience of riding a bicycle to understand how planets move around the sun (Copyright : Circus Naturally) Participating in the Circus Naturally show could leave a strange taste in your mouth! (Copyright : Circus Naturally) The Rino Foundation’s experiments with liquid nitrogen can be pretty exciting! (Copyright: The Rino Foundation)What does a bicycle have in common with the solar system? Have you ever tried to weigh air or visualise sound? Ever heard of a vacuum bazooka? If you want to discover the answers to these questions and more then come to the Physics Shows taking place at the CERN O...

  7. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 June 2011-31 July 2011.

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    Barker, F Keith; Bell, James J; Bogdanowicz, Steven M; Bonatto, S L; Cezilly, Frank; Collins, Sarah M; Dubreuil, Christine; Dufort, Matthew J; Eraud, Cyril; Fuseya, Reiko; Heap, E A; Jacobsen, N; Madders, M; McEwing, R; Michel, Andrew P; Mougeot, F; Ogden, R S; Orantes, Lucia C; Othman, A S; Parent, Eric; Pulido-Santacruz, P; Rioux-Paré, Rachel; Roberts, M F; Rosazlina, R; Sakamoto, Takashi; De-León, Pelayo Salinas; Sévigny, Jean-Marie; St-Onge, Philippe; Terraube, J; Tingay, R E; Tremblay, Réjean; Watanabe, Seiichi; Wattier, Rémi A

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    This article documents the addition of 112 microsatellite marker loci and 24 pairs of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) sequencing primers to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Agelaius phoeniceus, Austrolittorina cincta, Circus cyaneus, Circus macrourus, Circus pygargus, Cryptocoryne × purpurea Ridl. nothovar. purpurea, Mya arenaria, Patagioenas squamosa, Prochilodus mariae, Scylla serrata and Scytalopus speluncae. These loci were cross-tested on the following species: Cryptocoryne × purpurea nothovar. purpurea, Cryptocoryne affinis, Cryptocoryne ciliata, Cryptocoryne cordata var. cordata, Cryptocoryne elliptica, Cryptocoryne griffithii, Cryptocoryne minima, Cryptocoryne nurii and Cryptocoryne schulzei. This article also documents the addition of 24 sequencing primer pairs and 24 allele-specific primers or probes for Aphis glycines. PMID:21951598

  8. New Records of Raptors in Eastern Kazakhstan

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    Anna N. Barashkova

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available In this article we describe our data on observations of birds of prey in Eastern-Kazakhstan Upland and Northern Balkhash Lake area collected mostly in 2013, May–June and September, and also in 2012, March and May. In total we have recorded 15 species of birds of prey: Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis, Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos, Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca, Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus, Short-Toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus, Long-Legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus, Black-Eared Kite (Milvus migrans lineatus, Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus, Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus, Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus, Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus, Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug, Steppe Merlin (Falco columbarius pallidus, Lesser and Common Kestrels (Falco naumanni, F. tinnunculus, and also 4 owl species: Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo, Short-Eared Owl (Asio flammeus, Little Owl (Athene noctua, and Scops Owl (Otus scops. Nesting peculiarities (data on nests' locations and breeding are described for some species.

  9. Samuel Beckett’s Humour

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    Chemi, Tatiana

    where does Beckett take his inspiration for his tragicomic characters and plots? Is it possible to talk about humour at all? This essay shows the textual evidence of Beckett using archetypes from different forms for comedy as circus, comic film, pantomime, Irish comedy.......where does Beckett take his inspiration for his tragicomic characters and plots? Is it possible to talk about humour at all? This essay shows the textual evidence of Beckett using archetypes from different forms for comedy as circus, comic film, pantomime, Irish comedy....

  10. Pop / Erkki Tero

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    Tero, Erkki

    2007-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Heiki Mätlik ja Andres Uibo "Spectrum. Estonian music for guitar and organ", Fall Out Boy "Infinity on High", The Ponys "Turn the Lights Out", Elton John "Rocket Man. The Definitive Hits", Rotting Christ "Theogonia", Machine Head "The Blackening", The Bluetones "BBC Radio Sessions", John Cale "Circus Live", Spirit Catcher "Night Vision"

  11. 76 FR 52297 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; U.S. Captive-Bred Inter-Subspecific Crossed or...

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    2011-08-22

    ... Welfare Act to possess big cats (typically zoos, circuses, and researchers) or registered to transport big... the Captive-bred Wildlife (CBW) regulations (44 FR 54002, September 17, 1979) to reduce Federal... provided zoological institutions and breeding operations the ability to quickly move animals...

  12. Fashion Design: Designing a Learner-Active, Multi-Level High School Course

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    Nelson, Diane

    2009-01-01

    A high school fashion design teacher has much in common with the ringmaster of a three-ring circus. The challenges of teaching a hands-on course are to facilitate the entire class and to meet the needs of individual students. When teaching family and consumer sciences, the goal is to have a learner-active classroom. Revamping the high school's…

  13. Juggling Makes Physics Fun

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    Beck, Charles

    2008-01-01

    We all hope our classrooms don't take on a circus-like atmosphere, but juggling can be an engaging way to introduce elementary physics to students. The very act of tossing and catching objects can help students to understand the basic physical principles involved in rotating a set of objects. This article suggests a variety of simple hands-on…

  14. Argumentative Writing in Pre-Adolescents: The Role of Verbal Reasoning

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    Nippold, Marilyn A.; Ward-Lonergan, Jeannene M.

    2010-01-01

    Argumentative writing is a challenging communication task that calls upon sophisticated cognitive and linguistic abilities. Pre-adolescents (n = 80; mean age = 11;10; range = 10;6-13:5) were asked to write an argumentative essay on the controversial topic of training animals to perform in circuses. Additionally, they were asked to solve a set of…

  15. How Mosquitoes Walk on Water and Up Walls

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    Andrea; Thompson; 施小英

    2007-01-01

    Mosquitoes may be annoying,disease-carrying, blood-sucking pests,but they have a pair of talents that no other animal has:They can both walk up walls and walk on water,and a new study reveals exactly how they manage these circus feats.

  16. 50 CFR 23.23 - What information is required on U.S. and foreign CITES documents?

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    2010-10-01

    ... the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Copies of CITES' Guidelines... research (including biomedical research) N Reintroduction or introduction into the wild P Personal Q Circus... of ownership, introduction-from-the-sea certificate, pre-Convention certificate, sample...

  17. Experimental and numerical stability investigations on natural circulation boiling water reactors

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    Marcel, C.P.

    2007-01-01

    The stability of natural circulation boiling water reactors is investigated with a strong emphasis on experiments. Two different facilities are used for such a task: the GENESIS facility (to which a void reactivity feedback system is artificially added) and the CIRCUS facility. In addition, numerica

  18. A Comparison of English Language Acquisition Patterns in English Monolingual and Bilingual Children.

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    Glad, Diana; And Others

    English monolingual and Spanish/English bilingual children in kindergarten and first grade in 11 states were administered two tests from the EL CIRCO (CIRCUS) battery. The purpose of the study was to determine comparative acquisition of English grammar for kindergarteners and first graders and for bilingual and English monolingual children. Data…

  19. Should Jose Be Tested In Spanish?

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    Hardy, Roy

    To prepare for the national norming of El Circo (the Spanish-language equivalent of the Circus Assessment Battery) three research questions were posed. First, will the presentation of test instructions in both English and Spanish significantly increase achievement? Second, what level of language competency is necessary for valid use of the various…

  20. The helminth fauna of birds of prey (Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes) in the Netherlands

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    Borgsteede, F.H.M.; Okulewicz, A.; Zoun, P.E.F.; Okulewicz, J.

    2003-01-01

    Eighteen species of birds of prey in Netherlands were examined for helminth parasites: Accipitriformes - Accipiter gentilis (15 birds), A. nisus (9), Aquila pomarina (1), Buteo buteo (56), B. lagopus (4), Circaetus gallicus (2), Circus aeruginosus (2), C. cyaneus (3), Pernis apivorus (5); Falconifor

  1. Daily energy expenditure of male and female Marsh Harrier nestlings

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    Riedstra, Bernd; Dijkstra, Cornelis; Daan, Serge

    1998-01-01

    We used the doubly labeled water (DLW) method to measure daily energy expenditure (DEE) in eight brother-sister pairs of free-living Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) nestlings. We calculated metabolizable energy intake (ME) from DEE and body-mass change. In each pair, males had lower body mass, DE

  2. Animafilminduse algusotsast 1 / Jaak Lõhmus

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    Lõhmus, Jaak

    2007-01-01

    Maailma esimestest animafilmidest : Albert Smith'i "The Humpty Dumty Circus" (USA, 1898), esimene joonisfilm "Naljakate nägude humoorikad ilmed" (Humorous Phases of Funny Faces") - looja Stuart Blackton (USA, 1906). Esimese joonisseriaali kangelase Fantosche'i lõi Prantsusmaal 1909.a. Emile Cohl

  3. Écuyères and "doing gender"

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    Hedenborg, Susanna; Pfister, Gertrud Ursula

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to analyse gender relations in equestrianism from the beginning of the 19th to the first decades of the 20th century. Focus will be on the female horse riding circus artists, the écuyères. The fact that women were circus riders at this time is interesting as in many...... parts of the world and in many epochs, horses have played a significant role in the lives of men. Traditionally men used horses in agriculture, forestry, the transport sector and in the army and a real man was a horseman. Widespread practices and, in particular, the symbolic correlation between....... It is even likely that ”doing gender” was an indispensable part of the show, as the allure of the écuyères depended on the embodiment and presentation of seemingly incompatible features: beauty, grace and femininity as well as mastery of an art that was a traditionally male domain....

  4. Validation of RELAP5 with sensitivity analysis for uncertainty assessment for natural circulation two-phase flow instability

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    The paper focuses on assessment of the capability of RELAP5 to predict natural circulation two-phase flow instability. The aim of this study is to identify needs for improvements of the code models. Experimental data from the low pressure CIRCUS facility was used for the code validation. The paper discusses the code validation procedure which combines separate and integral effect validation with the elements of the input errors propagation method for sensitivity analysis. The separate effect validation and 'transparent box' approach to the experimental system helps to identify main sources of experimental data uncertainty. The paper also discusses modifications provided in the new series of experiments to reduce the experimental uncertainty. Finally, the paper comes up with the conclusions about uncertainty in the RELAP5 prediction for different regimes of two-phase oscillatory flows in the CIRCUS facility and necessity for the models improvements. (author)

  5. Salida de campo a las cuestas de Villanubla, Fuensaldaña y el Cabildo, en Valladolid, el 15 de agosto de 1953

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    Valverde Gómez, José Antonio, 1926-2003

    2008-01-01

    Salida de campo a las Cuestas de Villanubla, Fuensaldaña y el Cabildo, en Valladolid, el 15 de agosto de 1953, de la que se anotaron observaciones sobre las siguientes aves: Calandrella brachydactyla (Terrera común), Circus aeruginosus (Aguilucho lagunero occidental), Coturnix coturnix (Codorniz común), "Culialbo", Melanocorypha calandra (Calandria), Merops apiaster (Abejaruco europeo), Perdiz (Alectoris sp. o Perdix sp.), Petronia petronia (Gorrión chillón, también llamada Jiria), Pterocles ...

  6. 27 CFR 31.94 - Retail dealers “At Large.”

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    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Retail dealers âAt Large.â... Locations § 31.94 Retail dealers “At Large.” A retail dealer in liquors or a retail dealer in beer whose... circuses, must register “At Large” covering the dealer's activities throughout the United States by...

  7. 'Seeming Would Be Quite Enough' : Melodrama and Authenticity in 'Little Dorrit'

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    2013-01-01

    ‘Seeming Would Be Quite Enough’ explores theatrical expressions in Little Dorrit (1855-1857) by Charles Dickens. The many borrowings from entertainment culture, ranging from Punch and Judy to circus, add greatly to the impression of a remarkably many-faceted text. Fictive entertainers of four other novels, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Hard Times and Great Expectations are studied as representatives of various theatre forms of Dickens’s time, but they also display the author’s co...

  8. Advertising co-creation and the engagement factor

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    Melo, Ana Duarte; Balonas, Sara

    2013-01-01

    In 2009, McDonald's launched a new interactive sign at Picadilly Circus, one of the most visited places in London. There, passers-by could interact with moving images displayed on McDonald's giant LED screen. Visitors could take an interactive role at one of London's most photographed locations. The interactive sign has displayed several pictures in motion, with objects chosen to be in interaction with people: an umbrella, a birthday cake with candles, a balloon, a football, among others. P...

  9. Architectural Critique

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    Mee, Alan

    2014-01-01

    The Gardiner estate is tantilisingly close to the proposed development of a university campus at Grangegorman, which will be almost two thirds of its size, and one wonders how these lost lands might have developed in the past if the proposed Royal Circus, planned to be located just a few minutes walk away, had been realised. As it transpired, Dublin’s greatest leap forward in urban terms faded before this could happen, and the north side of the city fell into decline.

  10. Do animals have an interest in liberty?

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    Cochrane, Alasdair

    2009-01-01

    Proponents of justice for animals often argue that non-human animals have an interest in liberty. Furthermore, they usually claim that this animal interest in liberty is intrinsic rather than instrumental; that is to say, liberty is regarded to be good for animals in itself, irrespective of its contribution to the achievement of other goods, such as pleasure. For this reason they argue that legislating to improve welfare standards in zoos, circuses, laboratories and agriculture is inadequate....

  11. Modelling Hen Harrier Dynamics to Inform Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution: A Spatially-Realistic, Individual-Based Approach

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    Heinonen, Johannes P. M.; Palmer, Stephen C.F.; Redpath, Steve M.; Travis, Justin M. J.

    2014-01-01

    Individual-based models have gained popularity in ecology, and enable simultaneous incorporation of spatial explicitness and population dynamic processes to understand spatio-temporal patterns of populations. We introduce an individual-based model for understanding and predicting spatial hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) population dynamics in Great Britain. The model uses a landscape with habitat, prey and game management indices. The hen harrier population was initialised according to empirical ...

  12. Salida de campo a Puente Duero - Esparragal y Simancas, en Valladolid, el 8 de septiembre de 1954

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    Valverde Gómez, José Antonio, 1926-2003

    2008-01-01

    Salida de campo a Puente Duero y Simancas, en la provincia de Valladolid, el 8 de septiembre de 1954, de la que se anotaron observaciones sobre las siguientes aves: Actitis hypoleucos (Andarríos chico, llamado Actynioides hypoleucus por el autor), Ardea sp. (Garza), Chlidonias sp. (Fumarel), Circus sp. (Aguilucho), Columba palumbus (Paloma torcaz), Cuculus canorus (Cuco común), Falco subbuteo (Alcotán), Falco tinnunculus (Cernícalo vulgar), Jynx torquilla (Torcecuello Euroasiático), Merops ap...

  13. Salida de campo a Laguna de Duero (Valladolid) el 31 de marzo de 1951

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    Valverde Gómez, José Antonio, 1926-2003

    2008-01-01

    Salida de campo a Laguna de Duero (Valladolid) el 31 de marzo de 1951, de la que se anotaron observaciones sobre las siguientes aves: Acrocephalus sp. (Carricero), Alectoris rufa (Perdiz roja), Anas platyrhynchos (Ánade azulón), Anser anser (Ánsar común), Anthus spinoletta (Bisbita alpino), Ardea sp. (Garza), Carduelis cannabina (Pardillo común, llamada Acanthis cannabina por el autor), Ciconia ciconia (Cigüeña blanca), Circus aeruginosus (Aguilucho lagunero occidental), Clamator glandarius ...

  14. Osteria della Fontana

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    Ferrante, Cristina

    2015-01-01

    Sappiamo da Livio che la confederazione ernica si riuniva in un posto indicato come il circus maritimum, che doveva essere situato presso Anagni ed era probabilmente collegato con un santuario (Liv. 9, 42, 11: … concilium populorum omnium habentibus Anagninis in circo quem Maritimun vocant, praeter Aletrinatem Ferentinatemque et Verulanum omnes Hernici nominis populo Romano bellum indixerunt. «Avendo gli Anagnini convocato il concilio di tutte le genti erniche nel circo che chiamano Marittimo...

  15. The protection of animals in Poland. A legal and social problem

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    Gardocka, Teresa

    2014-01-01

    The problem regards relating to the various groups of animals in danger of extinction: domestic animals, animals used during entertainment events (circuses), animals, kept by people usually in order to provide a company and sometimes due to the specific needs (e.g. guide dogs for the blind), livestock, game animals, experimental (laboratory) animals, as well as fish and insects in order to protect a biodiversity, and also for the educational mission addressed primarily to the young people. Le...

  16. Research within the coordinated programme on neutron scattering techniques in applied research

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    This paper reviews developments of neutron scattering studies at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) over the past two decades through utilisation of Apsara and Circus reactor facilities. Salient results in neutron crystallography, magnetic diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering will be presented highlighting progressive involvement in more and more complex studies. The growth of non-neutronic activities as a natural outcome of overall necessity and interest of investigators will be indicated. A description of facilities planned at R5 and the nature of studies that are likely to be taken up at R5 will be briefly discussed. (author)

  17. Los caminos del clown: resistencia en movimiento. Juego, carnaval y frontera Clown's Way: resistance in movement. Play, Carnival and Frontier

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    Carlos Diz Reboredo

    2011-01-01

    Through the clown's way we will look around the play logic in culture, or the culture seeing as a play itself. From an ethnographical and experimental approach to the clown and circus's world we will use this text to understand the different forms of resistance that are emerging in the postmodern era from the most intimate spheres, from the common that we all share. Clown's way will bring us from the big top to the street, from the private familiar side to the public and ...

  18. Salida de campo de José Manuel Rubio Recio a Sardón de Duero (Valladolid) el 28 de octubre de 1952

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    Valverde Gómez, José Antonio, 1926-2003

    2008-01-01

    Salida de campo de José Manuel Rubio Recio a Sardón de Duero (Valladolid) el 28 de octubre de 1952, de la que el autor anotó observaciones sobre Lepus sp. (Liebre) y las siguientes aves: Aquila sp. (posiblemente, el Águila real, A.chrysaeos), Ardea sp. (Garza), Circus cyaneus (Aguilucho pálido), Corvus frugilegus (Graja), Coturnix coturnix (Codorniz común), Falco tinnunculus (Cernícalo vulgar), Garrulus glandarius (Arrendajo), Hieraaetus fasciatus (Águila perdicera) y Perdiz (Alectoris sp. o ...

  19. Planned experimental studies on natural-circulation and stability performance of boiling water reactors in four experimental facilities and first results (NACUSP)

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    Within the 5th Euratom framework programme the NACUSP project focuses on natural-circulation and stability characteristics of Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs). This paper gives an overview of the research to be performed. Moreover, it shows the first results obtained by one of the four experimental facilities involved. Stability boundaries are given for the low-power low-pressure operating range, measured in the CIRCUS facility. The experiments are meant to serve as a future validation database for thermohydraulic system codes to be applied for the design and operation of BWRs

  20. Image problem

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    Mark Miodownik

    2005-01-01

    Aluminum and its alloys faced a negative image publicly despite of its enormous benefits. In 1893, the metal was chosen to cast the iconic statue of Eros for London's Piccadilly Circus. Despite the premium of its environmentally sound label, aluminum is viewed as too fluid. After the successful US show Aluminum by design: jewelry to Jets in 2001, many designers and architects took a new look at the material. This led to a whole host of new aluminum-based materials, such as Aero, which is type...

  1. Performing digital multiple perspectives on a living archive

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    Carlin, David; Deegan, Marilyn, Professor; Hughes, Lorna, Professor; Short, Harold, Mr; Prescott, Andrew, Professor

    2016-01-01

    Digital technologies have transformed archives in every area of their form and function, and as technologies mature so does their capacity to change our understanding and experience of material and performative cultural production. There has been an exponential explosion in the production and consumption of video online and yet there is a scarcity of knowledge and cases about video and the digital archive. This book seeks to address that through the lens of the project Circus Oz Living Archive. This project provides the case study foundation for the articulation of the issues, challenges and

  2. Capturing lived experiences in movement educational contexts through videographic participation and visual narratives

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    Svendler Nielsen, Charlotte; Degerbøl, Stine Mikés

    visualizing and communicating the meaning-making of the participants and emphasizes the role of the researcher’s embodied involvement when ‘looking for lived experiences’. The paper exemplifies the use of videographic participation and presents (audio)visual narratives from two educational contexts: children...... in a primary school participating in a collaboration with a professional dance company and youngsters ages 18-26 doing contemporary circus training. Both studies use film as a knowledge creating practice (Møhl 2003) in combination with a hermeneutic-phenomenological analysis (van Manen 1990) to cast...

  3. Events

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    Igor V. Karyakin

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The 9th ARRCN Symposium 2015 was held during 21st–25th October 2015 at the Novotel Hotel, Chumphon, Thailand, one of the most favored travel destinations in Asia. The 10th ARRCN Symposium 2017 will be held during October 2017 in the Davao, Philippines. International Symposium on the Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus «The Montagu's Harrier in Europe. Status. Threats. Protection», organized by the environmental organization «Landesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern e.V.» (LBV was held on November 20-22, 2015 in Germany. The location of this event was the city of Wurzburg in Bavaria.

  4. Performing digital multiple perspectives on a living archive

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    Carlin, David, Professor; Deegan, Marilyn, Professor; Hughes, Lorna, Professor; Short, Harold, Mr; Prescott, Andrew, Professor

    2015-01-01

    Digital technologies have transformed archives in every area of their form and function, and as technologies mature so does their capacity to change our understanding and experience of material and performative cultural production. There has been an exponential explosion in the production and consumption of video online and yet there is a scarcity of knowledge and cases about video and the digital archive. This book seeks to address that through the lens of the project Circus Oz Living Archive. This project provides the case study foundation for the articulation of the issues, challenges and

  5. "We live on earth : rotating systems" : performance by J. Jarosz (PL) done at the Physics on Stage Festival

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    2000-01-01

    Part of the Physics on Stage Festival (04-10 November 2000). During this event, the national competion winners, science teachers, science communicators, publishers, top scientists and high-level representatives of the ministries and European organisations will brainstorm future solutions to bolster physics' popularity. The programme will also include spectacular demonstrations of new educational tools; the best will be disseminated over the national TV networks and other media to the European public. A the end of the film, Dutch Performance by The Eindhoven Circus of Physics, Prof. De Waele from the Eindhoven University of Technology

  6. International Exchanges as a Learning Tool

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    Austring, Bennye Düranc; Schlüntz, Ditte Annette

    2016-01-01

    The project focused on the learning outcome of three one-week camps in Latvia, Denmark and Poland, where about 40 8th grade students each place were working with art based activities like dance, song writing, DJ'ing and circus. Especially these six objectives were measured on: Foreign language...... speaking, Knowledge about other countries, Understanding od democracy and human rights, Personal development, Art-based learning benefits and Inclusion and motivation of young people. The positive development of 'knowledge of other countries' was the most eye-catching learning outcome....

  7. Salida de campo a Laguna de Duero (Valladolid) en marzo de 1948

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    Valverde Gómez, José Antonio, 1926-2003

    2008-01-01

    Salida de campo de varios días de duración a Laguna de Duero (Valladolid) durante marzo de 1948 de la que se anotaron observaciones sobre las siguientes aves: Alauda arvensis (Alondra común), Anas acuta (Ánade rabudo), Anas platyrhynchos (Ánade azulón), Anas querquedula (Cerceta carretona), Anthus pratensis (Bisbita común), Ardea cinerea (Garza real), Ardea purpurea (Garza imperial), Calidris alpina (Correlimos común), Ciconia ciconia (Cigüeña blanca), Circus cyaneus (Aguilucho pálido), Ember...

  8. Caligo ac tenebra in circo (SHA. Comm. 16.2)

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    Requena Jiménez, Miguel

    2014-01-01

    A detailed analiysis of a prodigious episode collected in the Vita Commodi of the Historia Augusta in which is narrated the darkening of the Circus during the January calends (SHA. Comm. 16.2), helps us to know the ideological program of legitimation developed during the reign of the Emperor Commodus Antoninus (176-192 AD), as well as the posible popular reflect of itself. This analysis also let us to propose an improved Latin translation of the term caligo with the sense of 'smoke', instead ...

  9. El niño eterno: un acercamiento mítico al personaje Charlot

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    Silveira dos Santos, Daniela

    2011-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende realizar un acercamiento mítico al personaje cómico Charlot a través de un análisis de los cinco largometrajes realizados por Charles Chaplin teniendo como protagonista el vagabundo: El chico (The kid, 1921), La quimera del oro (The gold rush, 1925), El circo (The circus, 1928), Luces de la ciudad (City lights, 1931) y Tiempos modernos (Modern times,1936). Buscaremos ampliar la comprensión de este personaje a través de la figura arquetípica del “niño eterno” – el puer ae...

  10. Vespignani, Giorgio, Iппoδρoμoς. Il circo di Costantinopoli nuova Roma dalla realtà alla storiografia, Fondazione Centro Italiano di Studi sull"Alto Medioevo, Spoleto, 2010, 303 páginas. ISBN: 978 88-7988-197-5

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    Jiménez Sánchez, Juan Antonio

    2010-01-01

    "El Circo Máximo es su templo, su hogar, su asamblea y la esperanza de todos sus deseos" (AmmiAnvs mArc., Res gest., XXVIII, 4, 29: eisque templum et habitaculum et contio et cupitorum spes omnis Circus est maximus). De este modo describió el historiador Amiano Marcelino, hacia el 382/397, la pasión que la plebe de Roma sentía hacia los espectáculos, especialmente hacia los ludi circenses. Se trata de una afición que se fue incrementando a lo largo de toda la historia del Imperio Romano, hast...

  11. Muusika : Juubelikontserdid "ERSO 75". Tüür uuel CD-l. Muusikakonverentsid Tallinnas. Highlightsi festivalist "Eduard Tubin ja tema aeg". Hermanni päev / Vardo Rumessen

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    Rumessen, Vardo, 1942-2015

    2001-01-01

    ERSO saab detsembris 75. aastaseks ja sel puhul on kavas kontserdid nii Tartus kui Tallinnas. Ansambel Piano Circus on välja antud uue CD, millele annab nime avateos ئ Erkki-Sven Tüüri "Transmission". Eesti Muusikateaduse Selts korraldab 3.XII EMA-s sümpoosioni teemal Beethoveni muusika. 1. ja 2. XII EMA-s toimub konverents "Interpretatsioonipedagoogika probleeme II". Põhjamaade muusikaajakirja Highlights XI numbris ilmus ülevaade rahvusvahelisest muusikafestivalist "Eduard Tubin ja tema aeg". Eesti teatri- ja muusikamuuseumis toimub helilooja, ajakirjaniku, muusika- ja keeleteadlase, dr. Karl August Hermanni päev

  12. Salida de campo a Fuensaldaña (Valladolid) el 7 de septiembre de 1952

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    Valverde Gómez, José Antonio, 1926-2003

    2008-01-01

    Salida de campo a Fuensaldaña (Valladolid) el 7 de septiembre de 1952, de la que se anotaron observaciones sobre la ausencia de murciélagos y las siguientes aves: Anthus campestris (Bisbita campestre), Burhinus oedicnemus (Alcaraván común), Calandrella sp. (Terrera), Circus cyaneus (Aguilucho pálido), Columba sp. (Paloma), Coracias garrulus (Carraca europea, también llamada Azulejo por el autor), Corvus monedula (Grajilla, llamada Coloeus por el autor), Coturnix coturnix (Codorniz común), Del...

  13. Addressing the final consumer

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    Market economy structures for the gas supply in the new Laender now being established, the next task is to secure the future for natural gas supply companies. This forms the background to the present constribution on natural gas marketing with a special emphasis on natural gas advertising in 1994. The device industry and skilled trades are considered particularly important partners. Adverts and posters alone will not do the job. For this reason, futher media are being developed such as an ''infomobile'', a natural gas circus, and fairs and exhibitions. (BWI)

  14. Have We Lost Our Way...Again?

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    Anthony P. Johnson

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Speaking candidly, Americans are living in a countrythat is divided because politicians and pundits are fanningthe “flames of hatred.” The 2008 Presidential event wassupposed to be an historic election because of theDemocratic nomination of the first African Americanpresidential candidate and the Republican nomination of thefirst woman vice presidential candidate, and yet, the socalled“leaders” of America turned it into a “freak circus.”How will the world view us? Well, many countries and mostimportantly adversaries of America will view us ashypocrites. Do we really want that?

  15. Prediction of Flow Regimes and Thermal Hydraulic Parameters in Two-Phase Natural Circulation by RELAP5 and TRACE Codes

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    Viet-Anh Phung

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In earlier study we have demonstrated that RELAP5 can predict flow instability parameters (flow rate, oscillation period, temperature, and pressure in single channel tests in CIRCUS-IV facility. The main goals of this work are to (i validate RELAP5 and TRACE capabilities in prediction of two-phase flow instability and flow regimes and (ii assess the effect of improvement in flow regime identification on code predictions. Most of the results of RELAP5 and TRACE calculation are in reasonable agreement with experimental data from CIRCUS-IV. However, both codes misidentified instantaneous flow regimes which were observed in the test with high speed camera. One of the reasons for the incorrect identification of the flow regimes is the small tube flow regime transition model in RELAP5 and the combined bubbly-slug flow regime in TRACE. We found that calculation results are sensitive to flow regime boundaries of RELAP5 which were modified in order to match the experimental data on flow regimes. Although the flow regime became closer to the experimental one, other predicted thermal hydraulic parameters showed larger discrepancy with the experimental data than with the base case calculations where flow regimes were misidentified.

  16. Measuring oxidative stress: the confounding effect of lipid concentration in measures of lipid peroxidation.

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    Pérez-Rodríguez, Lorenzo; Romero-Haro, Ana A; Sternalski, Audrey; Muriel, Jaime; Mougeot, Francois; Gil, Diego; Alonso-Alvarez, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    Lipid peroxidation products are widely used as markers of oxidative damage in the organism. To properly interpret the information provided by these markers, it is necessary to know potential sources of bias and control confounding factors. Here, we investigated the relationship between two indicators of lipid mobilization (circulating levels of triglycerides and cholesterol) and two common markers of oxidative damage (plasma levels of malondialdehyde and hydroperoxides; the latter estimated from the d-ROMs assay kit). The following five avian species were studied: red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa), zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), spotless starling (Sturnus unicolor), marsh harrier (Circus aeroginosus), and Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus). In all cases, plasma triglyceride levels positively and significantly correlated with lipid peroxidation markers, explaining between 8% and 34% of their variability. Plasma cholesterol, in contrast, showed a significant positive relationship only among spotless starling nestlings and a marginally significant association in zebra finches. These results indicate that lipid peroxidation marker levels covary with circulating lipid levels. We discuss the potential causes and implications of this covariation and recommend that future studies that measure oxidative damage using lipid peroxidation markers report both raw and relative levels (i.e., corrected for circulating triglycerides). Whether the observed pattern also holds for other tissues and in other taxa would deserve further research. PMID:25860832

  17. Two late-Glacial avifaunas from eastern North Island, New Zealand : Te Aute Swamp and Wheturau Quarry

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    Late-Glacial faunas from Wheturau Quarry near Gisborne and Te Aute, near Napier, North Island, New Zealand, are described and radiocarbon dates presented. These faunas suggest that the eastern North Island was covered in open shrubland until 10,500 years BP. There were significant changes in the fauna of the eastern North Island during the Early Holocene, when the dominant moa species was replaced; the key species Cnemiornis gracilis disappeared from the fauna; and others, such as Euryanas finschi became scarce. The Wheturau fauna includes the largest collection of Cnemiornis gracilis bones yet found, and a storm petrel that may be Oceanites maorianus, named from three skins collected last century off Banks Peninsula. The Te Aute site is notable for the large number of moa bones preserved, especially Euryapteryx curtus and Dinonnis giganteus. It is also the type locality for Diornis gazella Oliver, Cnermiornis gracilis Forbes, Circus teauteensis Forbes, Circus hamiltoni Forbes, and Phalacrocorax novaezealandiae var. major Forbes. The record of Harpagornis moorei from Te Aute is shown to have been an error in identification by Hamilton, and Harpagornis is therefore unknown in the North Island. (author). 41 refs., 3 figs., 6 tabs

  18. O corpo como princípio The body as principle

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    Mário Fernando Bolognesi

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A matéria-prima do espetáculo de circo é o corpo do artista, ora sublime, ora grotesco. O corpo sublime, no chão ou nas alturas, desafia, em forma de espetáculo, as leis naturais. No momento seguinte, o espetáculo é "interrompido" e o público é acometido pela descontração e pelo grotesco dos palhaços. O espetáculo circense, assim, se desloca, com facilidade e maestria, entre o riso e a morte.The raw material of the circus show is the artist's body, as something at times sublime, at times grotesque. The sublime body, on the floor or in the heights, challenges, as a sort of spectacle, the laws of nature. Afterwards, the show is "interrupted" and the public is invaded by the relaxation and the grotesquerie of the clowns. The circus show thus moves, with ease and mastery, between laughter and death.

  19. Nest occupation and prey grabbing by saker falcon (Falco cherrug on power lines in the province of Vojvodina (Serbia

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    Puzović S.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Research on nest occupation and prey grabbing by saker falcon (Falco cherrug on power lines in Vojvodina (Serbia was done in the period from 1986 to 2004. During three specially analyzed periods, saker falcon took the nests of raven (Corvus corax in 91% of a total of 22 cases of nest occupation, and those of hooded crow (Corvus corone cornix in only 9%. Saker falcon regularly grabs prey from different birds that occasionally or constantly spend time around power lines [Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus, hobby (Falco subbuteo, hooded crow (Corvus corone cornix, jack-daw (Corvus monedula, marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus, hen harrier (Circus cyaneus, buzzard (Buteo buteo, and raven (Corvus corax]. One year a studied pair of saker falcons on a power line in Donji Srem, Serbia grabbed prey from five different species of birds. Out of a total of 40 cases of prey grabbing in the period from January to December, as much 70% of the grabbed prey was taken from kestrel (Falco tinnunculus. During the winter and early spring, prey was grabbed predominantly by males; after May, prey was sometimes grabbed by females as well. Most of the grabbed prey was common vole (Microtus arvalis.

  20. Milton Nascimento: El circo como lugar de resistencia cultural

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    Alberto Carlos de Souza

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    Full Text Available Oficina de cultura de resistencia realizada con 27 niños de 10 años de edad, Estudiantes de una escuela pública municipal de Vitoria – ES, y que tuvo como propósito celebrar El Día Internacional Del Circo, El 27 de marzo. Toda La producción estética de dicha oficina giro en torno de la música “Circo Marimbondo”, de La autoria de Milton Nascimento y Fernando Brant (1978 y consto con la  elaboración de pictografías de artistas circenses (dibujo con masa de modelar, a partir de la pregunta rectora ¿“Quienes son esos marimbondos, de quien tanto habla la música?” Los marimbondos fueron representados por los niños principalmente como figura artistas fantásticos como: payasos, bailarinas, hombres bala, trapecista, y la mujer barbuda o mujer gorila. El taller finalizo con La presentación de toda la producción estética para la familia de aquellos niños. Palabras Clave: Milton Nascimento, Música Popular Brasilera, Cultura de resistencia.__________________Abstract:Workshop by culture of resistance carried out with 27 children from 10 years old, students at a local public school in Vitória - ES, which aimed to celebrate the International Day Circus on March 27. All the aesthetic production of the workshop revolved around the song Circus Wasp, by Milton Nascimento and Fernando Brant (1978 and consisted elaboration of pictography of circus artists (drawing with clay modeling , from question: "Who are these wasps whose music speaks so much?" The wasps were represented mainly by children like it features amazing artists as: clowns, dancers, man bullet, trapeze artists, and bearded woman or female gorilla. The workshop culminated with the presentation of the whole aesthetic production to the family of those children.Keywords: Milton Nascimento, Brazilian Popular Music, Culture of resistance.

  1. A Physics Show Performed by Students for Kids: From Mechanics to Elementary Particle Physics

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    Dreiner, Herbi K.

    2008-09-01

    Physics students spend the early part of their training attending physics and mathematics lectures, solving problem sets, and experimenting in laboratory courses. The program is typically intensive and fairly rigid. They have little opportunity to follow their own curiosity or apply their knowledge. There have been many attempts to address this deficiency, specifically through outreach activities.1-23 For example, since 1984 Clint Sprott (University of Wisconsin) hosts a physics show entitled "The Wonders of Physics!" Dressed up as a circus director and assisted by students, Professor Sprott presents entertaining and educating experiments to a regularly packed auditorium of all age groups.5 This was in turn inspired by the "Chemistry is Fun" presentations of Basam Shakhashiri (University of Wisconsin), where the students are also involved.6

  2. Kızılırmak Vadisinde Kuşları Etkileyen Olumsuz Faktörler

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    Ayşegül İLİKER

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Totally, 263 bird species were observed in the Kızılırmak valley between 2010-2012 years. Among them were 93 residents, 82 summer migrants, 51 winter migrants and 37 transit migrants. When evaluated in IUCN criteria, Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus, saker falcon (Falco cherrug and velvet scoter (Melanitta fusca are endengared (EN, marbled teal (Marmaronette angustirostris, great bustard (Otis tarda and aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola are vulnareble (VU and ferruginous duck (Aythya nyroca, red kite (Milvus milvus, pallid harrier (Circus macrourus, red footed falcon (Falco vespertinus, great snipe (Gallinago media, rock partridge (Alectoris graeca, black tailed godwit (Limosa limosa, European roller (Coracias garrulus and semi collared flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata are near threatened (NT. Among negatively affecting factors the birds, in Kızılırmak Valley; reed cutting, water regime changing, recreational activities in riverside, stubble burning, agricultural land expansion, chemical and noise pollution can be considered

  3. Areeni aasta album. Isiklikud edetabelid

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    Areen jagas punkte heliplaatidele: 1. The Streets "Original Pirate Material" 2. Common "Electric Circus" 3. Flaming Lips "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" 4. DJ Shadow "Private Press" 5. Peven Everett "Studio Confessions" 6. Andrew WK "I Get Wet" 7. Underworld "A Hundred Days Off" 8.-9. Felix Da Housecat "Kittenz and Thee Glitz" 10. X-Press 2 "Muzikizum" 11. The Music "The Music" 12.-13. The Datsuns "The Datsuns" 12. 13 Peshay "Fuzion" 14. High Contrast "True Colours" 15. Tallinn 73 meets Kalm "Autopiloot" 16. Koop "Waltz For Koop" 17.-18. Death In Vegas "Scorpio Rising" 17.-18. A "Hi-Fi-Serious" 19.-20. Arto Lindsay "Invoke" 19.-20. Akufen "My Way". Isiklikud edetabelid Tõnu Kaalepilt, Marek Kallinilt, Erkki Luukilt, Tõnis Kahult, Raul Saaremetsalt, Siim Nestorilt, Koit Raudsepalt, Erik Mornalt, Mart Juurelt ja Märt Milterilt

  4. The future of the past at Göreme in Turkey

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    Bowen, Robert

    1990-07-01

    The structural conservation project at the Göreme circus, with its rock-hewn churches, is a program for safeguarding this area in Cappadocia. The aim of this paper is to inquire into the causes of observed degradation and define a general plan of intervention which associates processes controlling the development of the phenomena with appropriate repair technologies facilitating treatment of the most urgent cases of damage. The first problem noted is clearly erosion. To natural erosion must be added the effects of localized erosion resulting from increasing tourism on the site. The second difficulty is to be seen in fissuring and fracturing in the soft rock, a volcanic tuff. Treatment of fissures in domes involves complete covering of the rock. Also, it must be noted that low-pressure injection grouting with a product suitable for the fissures would assure water-tightness of the monument and restore to the massif its monolithic stability.

  5. Researching embodied learning by using videographic participation for data collection and audiovisual narratives for dissemination - illustrated by the encounter between two acrobats

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    Degerbøl, Stine; Svendler Nielsen, Charlotte

    2015-01-01

    qualitative research and presents a case from contemporary circus education examining embodied learning, whereas the particular focus in this article is methodology and the development of a dissemination strategy for empirical material generated through videographic participation. Drawing on contributions......The article concerns doing ethnography in education and it reflects upon using 'videographic participation' for data collection and the concept of 'audiovisual narratives' for dissemination, which is inspired by the idea of developing academic video. The article takes a narrative approach to...... concerned with the senses from the field of sport sciences and from the field of visual anthropology and sensory ethnography, the article concludes that using videographic participation and creating audiovisual narratives might be a good option to capture the multisensuous dimensions of a learning situation...

  6. Fotofestivalid Poolas : Krakov ja Lódź, mai 2009 / Marge Monko

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    2009-01-01

    Krakovi fotokuu (5.-31. mai) ja Lódźi fotofestivali (7.-31. mai) näitustest. Juudi päritolu fotograafi Weegee (sünd. 1899) näitusest, sakslase Bettina Flitneri seeriast "Boatpeople", Martin Kollari projektist "Twelve stars", Elodie Pong'i videost "I am a bomb", John Goto seeriast "John Goto's New World of Circus", Andrej Balco portreeseeriast "Doméstikas", Péter Pukluse tööst "Intimacy - no title", leeduka Petras Saulenase tööst "L'herbe est l'herbe mais ce n'est pas l'herbe", Ungari kunstnike näitusest "The Sunny Side", Oliver Kerni näitusest "The Glass Key"

  7. Individuality in bird migration: routes and timing.

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    Vardanis, Yannis; Klaassen, Raymond H G; Strandberg, Roine; Alerstam, Thomas

    2011-08-23

    The exploration of animal migration has entered a new era with individual-based tracking during multiple years. Here, we investigated repeated migratory journeys of a long-distance migrating bird, the marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus, in order to analyse the variation within and between individuals with respect to routes and timing. We found that there was a stronger individual repeatability in time than in space. Thus, the annual timing of migration varied much less between repeated journeys of the same individual than between different individuals, while there was considerable variation in the routes of the same individual on repeated journeys. The overall contrast in repeatability between time and space was unexpected and may be owing to strong endogenous control of timing, while short-term variation in environmental conditions (weather and habitat) might promote route flexibility. The individual variation in migration routes indicates that the birds navigate mainly by other means than detailed route recapitulation based on landmark recognition. PMID:21307045

  8. Modeling of flashing-induced instabilities in the start-up phase of natural-circulation BWRs using the code FLOCAL

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    This paper reports on the modeling and simulation of flashing-induced instabilities in natural circulation systems, with special emphasis on natural circulation Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs). For the modeling the 4-equation two-phase code FLOCAL (Rohde, 1986), developed at the ForschungZentrum Rossendorf (FZR, Germany), has been used. The model allows for the liquid and vapor to be in thermal non-equilibrium and, via drift-flux models, to have different velocities. The phenomenology of the instability has been studied and the dominating physical effects have been revealed. The results of the simulations have been compared qualitatively and quantitatively with experiments (Manera et al., 2002) that have been carried out within the framework of a European project (NACUSP) on the CIRCUS facility. The facility, built at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, is a water/steam 1:1 height-scaled loop of the Dutch natural-circulation-cooled BWR Dodewaard

  9. Resetting dynamic behaviour of pipework systems

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    Resetting models is applied to electricity generating plant pipework systems. A frequency approach to the problem is made in an original way thanks to the use of precise dynamic rigidity matrices. The method assumes two kinds of unknown: the usually processed mechanical characteristics (Young's Modulus, density etc.) and new resetting parameters acting on the dynamic behaviour of unknown connections. As the latter have a very wide range of possible variation, they benefit from a change of variable which allows the assumptions formulated to be complied with. The minimized cost function is based on a error in load. The frequencies required for building it are automatically selected thanks to different tests on measurements. Minimization uses a sensitivity technique linked with a method of least standard squares. The method has been programmed in Fortran 90 within the CIRCUS code and tried out on various examples which were simulated and sound effects cases as well as an actual case. (author)

  10. Coliseo de Jacksonville, (U.S.A.

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    Ryad Fisher, G.

    1966-04-01

    Full Text Available This hall has room for 1,200 spectators, sitting down, and is suitable for holding wrestling, boxing and other similar sporting activities, also conventions, lectures, industrial exhibitions, festivals, circus, skating spectacles and other performances. The roof of this hall is its most significant feature, and also the manner of arrangement of the seats, which makes it possible to distribute them in a variety of ways.Este edificio, capaz de albergar a 1.200 espectadores sentados, ha sido construido para celebrar: combates de lucha libre y de boxeo, convenciones, conferencias, exposiciones industriales, festivales, partidos de hockey sobre hielo, baloncesto, sesiones de circo, campeonatos de tenis, espectáculos sobre hielo, etc. Lo más notable del Coliseo es la solución estructural adoptada para la cubierta, así como la disposición dada a los asientos para permitir una gran flexibilidad de usos.

  11. Skybeams and 'light art' defined as 'advertising' for planning purposes

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    Morgan-Taylor, M.

    2008-02-01

    Skybeams and light projections have been a long standing problem, not just because of possible light pollution, ecological and public safety issues, but also because there was confusion as to when planning permission was required. Under some circumstances a light beam could be used for 28 days without needing permission, whilst other users such as circuses would always need planning permission. The celebrated Guildford case saw a skybeam classified as an advert, and so needing planning permission (after lobbying by the Campaign for Dark Skies with local support), but this was not binding on later cases. So there was a lack of firm national guidance, or a court judgment clarifying the issue. However, the situation is now much clearer due to the new Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007.

  12. Resetting dynamic behaviour of pipework systems; Recalage du comportement dynamique des reseaux de tuyauteries

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    Gaudin, M. [Electricite de France (EDF), Direction des Etudes et Recherches, 92 - Clamart (France)

    1997-12-31

    Resetting models is applied to electricity generating plant pipework systems. A frequency approach to the problem is made in an original way thanks to the use of precise dynamic rigidity matrices. The method assumes two kinds of unknown: the usually processed mechanical characteristics (Young`s Modulus, density etc.) and new resetting parameters acting on the dynamic behaviour of unknown connections. As the latter have a very wide range of possible variation, they benefit from a change of variable which allows the assumptions formulated to be complied with. The minimized cost function is based on a error in load. The frequencies required for building it are automatically selected thanks to different tests on measurements. Minimization uses a sensitivity technique linked with a method of least standard squares. The method has been programmed in Fortran 90 within the CIRCUS code and tried out on various examples which were simulated and sound effects cases as well as an actual case. (author). 128 refs.

  13. Integrating foraging strategies, spatial movement patterns and reproductive success: implication for the conservation of sympatric avian predators.

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    Terraube, Julien

    2010-01-01

    Se estudió una población reproductora de aguiluchos pápialbos Circus macrourus en 2000 y 2006 en el centro-norte de Kazajistán; el objetivo general era evaluar los parámetros reproductores y el hábitat de reproducción en poblaciones situadas en el centro de su área de distribución. Los nidos de esta especie se encontraron en una gran variedad de tipos de vegetación (de estructura y composición diferentes), que se pueden agrupar en tres grandes categorías: hábitat estépicos, ribereños y agríco...

  14. The first case report of Leishmania (leishmania) chagasi in Panthera leoin Brazil

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    Magyda AA Dahroug; Arleana BPF Almeida; Valéria RF Sousa; Valéria Dutra; Luciana D Guimarães; César E Soares; Luciano Nakazato; Roberto L de Souza

    2011-01-01

    We reported here the first known case of natural infection of a lion (Panthera leo-Linnaeus, 1758) with Leishmania (Leishmania) chagasi (L. chagasi) in Brazil. The specimen was created by a circus handler in the state of Mato Grosso and was donated to the zoological park of the Federal University of Mato Grosso. Infection by L. chagasi was detected using a PCR-RFLP test. It was known that the domestic felids can act as reservoir of infection of L. chagasi in endemic areas, making it important that studies demonstrate their participation in the epidemiological chain. We demonstrate in this work that wild animals can have an important role in the epidemiological chain and must be considered in order to plan methods of control of this zoonosis.

  15. The birds of Araku, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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    T.S. Kumar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Avifaunal survey carried out from December 2006 to September 2007 in Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, revealed the presence of a total of 147 species of birds belonging to 43 families. One-hundred-twelve species of birds in Araku Valley were resident breeders, 23 species winter visitors, nine species local migrants, two species passage migrants and one species summer visitor. Many bird species were seen in more than one habitat for nesting, roosting and foraging. The dominant feeding guild of birds was insectivorous. Four globally threatened species, namely, the Purple Wood-Pigeon Columba punicea Blyth, 1842, the Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Pallas, 1811, the Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Fleischer, 1818 and the Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus (S.G. Gmelin, 1770, were recorded during the survey from the area

  16. Genetic characterization of oropharyngeal trichomonad isolates from wild birds indicates that genotype is associated with host species, diet and presence of pathognomonic lesions.

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    Martínez-Herrero, M C; Sansano-Maestre, J; López Márquez, I; Obón, E; Ponce, C; González, J; Garijo-Toledo, M M; Gómez-Muñoz, M T

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    Oropharyngeal trichomonad isolates of wild birds from Spain were studied. A total of 1688 samples (1214 of predator birds and 474 of prey species) from wildlife recovery centres and scientific bird-ringing campaigns were analysed from 2011 to 2013. The overall infection prevalence was 20.3% (11.4% in predator birds and 43.3% in prey species). Pathognomonic lesions were present in 26% of the infected birds (57.3% in predator birds and 4.9% in prey species). The most commonly parasitized species were the goshawk (Accipiter gentilis, 74.5%) and the rock pigeon (Columba livia, 79.4%). Host species in which the parasite has not been previously analysed by polymerase chain reaction and sequencing in Spain are also reported: Columba palumbus, Streptopelia turtur, Pica pica, A. gentilis, Accipiter nisus, Asio otus, Bubo bubo, Buteo buteo, Circus aeruginosus, Circus cyaneus, Falco naumanni, Falco peregrinus, Neophron percnopterus, Otus scops, Pernis apivorus and Strix aluco. Sequence analysis of the ITS1/5.8S/ITS2 region revealed five different genotypes and also some mixed infections. A relationship between genotype and host species was observed, but only two genotypes (ITS-OBT-Tg-1and ITS-OBT-Tg-2) were widely distributed. Genotype ITS-OBT-Tg-1 was most frequently found in predator birds and statistically associated with pathognomonic lesions. Non-strict ornithophagous species were at higher risk to develop disease than ornithophagous ones. Genotypes ITS-OBT-Tcl-1 and ITS-OBT-Tcl-2 are new reports, and ITS-OBT-Tvl-5 is reported for the first time in Spain. They showed higher genetic homology to Trichomonas canistomae and Trichomonas vaginalis than to Trichomonas gallinae, indicating the possibility of new species within this genus. PMID:25262786

  17. Significações sobre desenvolvimento humano e adolescência em um projeto socioeducativo Meanings around human development and adolescence in a social educative project

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    Cláudio Márcio de Araújo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo se baseia em uma pesquisa que teve por objetivo analisar concepções sobre adolescência e desenvolvimento humano que medeiam as intervenções socioeducativas no contexto de um circo social. Participantes: adolescentes, corpo técnico, estagiários e o próprio pesquisador. Os resultados foram gerados considerando os seguintes núcleos de significação: (a a potencialidade da arte circense como instrumento na promoção de desenvolvimento humano; (b a evolução no uso de instrumentos circenses como foco do processo de acompanhamento e avaliação do adolescente; (c a adolescência como fase do ciclo de vida; (d risco e vulnerabilidade social como características do sujeito ou do contexto. A necessidade de que os agentes institucionais busquem uma compreensão mais profunda do processo de transformação pessoal que tem lugar ao longo da adolescência é aspecto explorado na discussão.This article is based on a research aimed at analyzing conceptions around adolescence and human development mediating social educative interventions in the context of a social circus. Participants: adolescents; technical staff; trainees; and, the researcher himself. The results were generated considering the following meaning complexes: (a the potential of circus techniques as mediation tools in promoting innovative trajectories of human development; (b personal improvements in the domain of tools and techniques as the focus of the follow up and evaluation process of the adolescent; (c adolescence as a stage of life cycle; (d social risk and vulnerability alternating as char acteristics of the subject or the context. The necessity that institutional agents search for a deeper comprehension of the process of personal transformation that takes place along adolescence is an important point of discussion.

  18. Seropositivity and risk factors associated with Toxoplasma gondii infection in wild birds from Spain.

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    Cabezón, Oscar; García-Bocanegra, Ignacio; Molina-López, Rafael; Marco, Ignasi; Blanco, Juan M; Höfle, Ursula; Margalida, Antoni; Bach-Raich, Esther; Darwich, Laila; Echeverría, Israel; Obón, Elena; Hernández, Mauro; Lavín, Santiago; Dubey, Jitender P; Almería, Sonia

    2011-01-01

    Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic intracellular protozoan parasite of worldwide distribution that infects many species of warm-blooded animals, including birds. To date, there is scant information about the seropositivity of T. gondii and the risk factors associated with T. gondii infection in wild bird populations. In the present study, T. gondii infection was evaluated on sera obtained from 1079 wild birds belonging to 56 species (including Falconiformes (n=610), Strigiformes (n=260), Ciconiiformes (n=156), Gruiformes (n=21), and other orders (n=32), from different areas of Spain. Antibodies to T. gondii (modified agglutination test, MAT titer ≥1:25) were found in 282 (26.1%, IC(95%:)23.5-28.7) of the 1079 birds. This study constitute the first extensive survey in wild birds species in Spain and reports for the first time T. gondii antibodies in the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), short-toed snake-eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus), Western marsh-harrier (Circus aeruginosus), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), long-eared owl (Asio otus), common scops owl (Otus scops), Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), white stork (Ciconia ciconia), grey heron (Ardea cinerea), common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus); in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) "vulnerable" Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti), lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) and great bustard (Otis tarda); and in the IUCN "near threatened" red kite (Milvus milvus). The highest seropositivity by species was observed in the Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo) (68.1%, 98 of 144). The main risk factors associated with T. gondii seropositivity in wild birds were age and diet, with the highest exposure in older animals and in carnivorous wild birds. The results showed that T. gondii infection is widespread and can be at a high level in

  19. Seropositivity and risk factors associated with Toxoplasma gondii infection in wild birds from Spain.

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    Full Text Available Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic intracellular protozoan parasite of worldwide distribution that infects many species of warm-blooded animals, including birds. To date, there is scant information about the seropositivity of T. gondii and the risk factors associated with T. gondii infection in wild bird populations. In the present study, T. gondii infection was evaluated on sera obtained from 1079 wild birds belonging to 56 species (including Falconiformes (n=610, Strigiformes (n=260, Ciconiiformes (n=156, Gruiformes (n=21, and other orders (n=32, from different areas of Spain. Antibodies to T. gondii (modified agglutination test, MAT titer ≥1:25 were found in 282 (26.1%, IC(95%:23.5-28.7 of the 1079 birds. This study constitute the first extensive survey in wild birds species in Spain and reports for the first time T. gondii antibodies in the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus, short-toed snake-eagle (Circaetus gallicus, Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata, golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos, bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus, osprey (Pandion haliaetus, Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus, Western marsh-harrier (Circus aeruginosus, peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus, long-eared owl (Asio otus, common scops owl (Otus scops, Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia, white stork (Ciconia ciconia, grey heron (Ardea cinerea, common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus; in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN "vulnerable" Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti, lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni and great bustard (Otis tarda; and in the IUCN "near threatened" red kite (Milvus milvus. The highest seropositivity by species was observed in the Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo (68.1%, 98 of 144. The main risk factors associated with T. gondii seropositivity in wild birds were age and diet, with the highest exposure in older animals and in carnivorous wild birds. The results showed that T. gondii infection is widespread and can be at a high level in many wild

  20. Blue ocean strategy.

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    Kim, W Chan; Mauborgne, Renée

    2004-10-01

    Despite a long-term decline in the circus industry, Cirque du Soleil profitably increased revenue 22-fold over the last ten years by reinventing the circus. Rather than competing within the confines of the existing industry or trying to steal customers from rivals, Cirque developed uncontested market space that made the competition irrelevant. Cirque created what the authors call a blue ocean, a previously unknown market space. In blue oceans, demand is created rather than fought over. There is ample opportunity for growth that is both profitable and rapid. In red oceans--that is, in all the industries already existing--companies compete by grabbing for a greater share of limited demand. As the market space gets more crowded, prospects for profits and growth decline. Products turn into commodities, and increasing competition turns the water bloody. There are two ways to create blue oceans. One is to launch completely new industries, as eBay did with online auctions. But it's much more common for a blue ocean to be created from within a red ocean when a company expands the boundaries of an existing industry. In studying more than 150 blue ocean creations in over 30 industries, the authors observed that the traditional units of strategic analysis--company and industry--are of limited use in explaining how and why blue oceans are created. The most appropriate unit of analysis is the strategic move, the set of managerial actions and decisions involved in making a major market-creating business offering. Creating blue oceans builds brands. So powerful is blue ocean strategy, in fact, that a blue ocean strategic move can create brand equity that lasts for decades. PMID:15559577

  1. Los edificios deportivos de la Roma Antigua Sportive buildings in the ancient Rome

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    Angela TEJA

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    Full Text Available La educación física y el deporte retrocedió —en la Roma antigua— respecto a los ideales físico-corporales griegos. Por contra, se fomentó una notable cultura de espectáculos y divertimentos, especialmente durante la época imperial. A fin de dar cobijo a los diversos espectáculos se construyeron en la ciudad de Roma —y por mimetismo en todas las urbes del Imperio— sofisticados edificios. En efecto, además de una importante red de circos —el más emblemático de los cuales fue el circo Máximo—, se levantaron anfiteatros y termas, amén del estadio de Dominiciano. La autora pasa revista a las distintas instalaciones «deportivas» de la Roma antigua, así como a los espectáculos que albergaban: las carreras del circo, los combates de gladiadores, las cacerías de fieras, las naumaquias, sin olvidar las competiciones del estadio y la pasión romana por las termas.Sport and physical education —in Ancient Rome-, looked back to the physical ideals of the Greeks. In contrast, there was also a specific encouragement of spectacles and performance or general entertainment during the Imperial Era. In order to cater for the diverse shows, sophisticated buildings were constructed in Rome, and reproduced in all the built-up areas throughout the Empire. In fact, besides the important circus network, the most emblematic of these being Maximo's Circus, amphitheatres, arenas and spa resorts were constructed, in addition to the Dominitian Stadium. The author studies the different types of «sporting» installations in Ancient Rome, considering the entertainments which took place in them: chariot races, gladiatorial combat, the hunting of wild beasts, naval combats, the stadium sports and, of course, the Roman passion for spas and hot baths.

  2. Los caminos del clown: resistencia en movimiento. Juego, carnaval y frontera Clown's Way: resistance in movement. Play, Carnival and Frontier

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    Carlos Diz Reboredo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Through the clown's way we will look around the play logic in culture, or the culture seeing as a play itself. From an ethnographical and experimental approach to the clown and circus's world we will use this text to understand the different forms of resistance that are emerging in the postmodern era from the most intimate spheres, from the common that we all share. Clown's way will bring us from the big top to the street, from the private familiar side to the public and communal experience, and we will analyze the tactics of play, seeing as relational, communicational and learning forms. Behind the mask and the make-up lies the cultural production and social building of new subjects who are incorporated by the new social movements, who are turning circus and carnival into new playful territories of experience, claims and freedom.

     

    A través de los caminos del clown recorreremos la lógica del juego en la cultura, o de la cultura entendida en tanto juego. En base a una aproximación etnográfica y experimental al mundo del circo y del clown, usaremos este texto para comprender las formas de resistencia que, dentro de la posmodernidad, surgen de lo más íntimo, de lo común que compartimos. Los caminos del clown nos llevarán de la carpa a la calle, de lo familiar privado a lo comunal público, analizando las prácticas del juego que definen al payaso como formas de relación, comunicación y aprendizaje. Tras la máscara o el maquillaje, yace la producción de nuevos sujetos, una re-subjetivización que incorporan a sus proclamas los nuevos movimientos sociales, quienes convierten al circo o al carnaval en nuevos territorios lúdicos de experiencia, proclamas y libertad.

     

  3. Dwight Nicholson Medal Lecture: Science and Society

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    Dahlberg, E. Dan

    2014-03-01

    I will present some background as to the current ``scientific state'' of our society and some ideas of how we got into the fix we are in. I will then describe The Physics Force a program we developed to popularize physics. It has proven to be a very successful and entertaining outreach program of the College of Science and Engineering in the University of Minnesota developed to make science exciting and fun for students of all ages, from 6 to 106. The Force performed variations of The Physics Circus, our most popular show, at Disney's Epcot Center, parts of it were shown on Newton's Apple and several of us have performed demonstrations on the Knoff-Hoff Show, a very successful German T.V. science program. The goal of The Physics Force is to show students and the public Science is Fun, Science is Interesting, and Science is Understandable. By all measures we have available, we are extremely successful in reaching our goals. In the last three year cycle of our University support about 110,000 residents of Minnesota (or about 2% of the total population) saw a Physics Force performance; over the last decade the total is around 250,000!

  4. The Physics Force- Physics for ages 6 to 106.

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    Dahlberg, E. Dan

    2006-03-01

    The Physics Force is a very successful and entertaining outreach program of the Institute of Technology in the University of Minnesota developed to make science exciting and fun for students of all ages, from 6 to 106. Although all attendees, including high school and college students and guests from retirement homes, praise our performances, the primary focus is on K-6 students. The original Force consists of six k-12 teachers, Hank Ryan, Jon Barber, Jack Netland, Fred Orsted, Aaron Pinski, and Jay Dornfeld and Dan Dahlberg of the University of Minnesota Physics Department. The Force performed variations of The Physics Circus, our most popular show, at Disney's Epcot Center, parts of it were shown on Newton's Apple and several of us have performed demonstrations on the Knoff-Hoff Show, a very successful German T.V. science program. The goal of The Physics Force is to show students and the public Science is Fun, Science is Interesting, and Science is Understandable. By all measures we have available, we are extremely successful in reaching our goals. In the last three year cycle of our University support almost 100,000 residents of Minnesota (or about 2% of the total population) saw a Physics Force performance; it appears we will surpass those numbers in the present cycle.

  5. Abundance of diurnal raptors in relation to prairie dog colonies: Implications for bird-aircraft strike hazard

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    Merriman, J.W.; Boal, C.W.; Bashore, T.L.; Zwank, P.J.; Wester, D.B.

    2007-01-01

    Some diurnal raptors are frequently observed at prairie dog (Cynomys sp.) colonies. As a result, some military installations have conducted prairie dog control activities to reduce the bird-aircraft strike hazard (BASH) potential of low-flying aircraft. To evaluate the validity of this management strategy, we assessed raptor associations with prairie dog colonies at 2 short-grass prairie study areas: southern Lubbock County, Texas, USA, and Melrose Bombing and Gunnery Range in east-central New Mexico, USA. We quantified diurnal raptors (i.e., Falconiformes) at plots occupied (colony plots) and unoccupied (noncolony plots) by black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) at both sites throughout 2002. We compared the number of individual birds of a given species at colony and noncolony plots within each study area by season. Ferruginous hawks (Buteo regalis) and northern harriers (Circus cyaneus) were more abundant at colony plots, whereas Swainson's hawks (B. swainsoni) and American kestrels (Falco sparverius) were more abundant at noncolony plots. Red-tailed hawk (B. jamaicensis) abundance did not differ between the 2 plot types. Our results suggest prairie dog control as a method of reducing BASH potential may be effective at some sites but may be ineffective or even increase the BASH potential at others. Thus, bird-avoidance models assessing the BASH potential should be conducted on a site-specific basis using information on relative and seasonal abundances of individual raptor species and the relative strike risks they pose to aircraft.

  6. ROMAN SPECTACLES BUILDINGS AS A SETTING FOR MARTYRDOM AND ITS CONSEQUENCES IN THE CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE

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    Jordina Sales Carbonell

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In the framework of the study of Christian buildings in the ruins of amphitheaters, theaters, stadiums and Roman circuses, becomes appropriate to develop some reflections mainly aimed helping to explain the symbolic dimension acquired by the ludic background in which a far from negligible part of the Christian martyrdoms took place, as outlined on the preserved sources. Although this ludic substrate is not the only factor to be considered, it’s the one that allowed the hagiographers composing stories —some with more historical veracity than others— with architectural settings charged with symbolism, where the victory of the martyrs as “athletes of Christ” was equated to the victory in secular games. All this greatly contributes to explain the subsequent relationship between Christian building and playful architecture occurred from the late fourth and early fifth century, and detected in the late antique and early medieval topography of some Roman cities. However, this issue has gone relatively unnoticed for Archeology, and when the two key elements —building and church— appear, with few exceptions, they are considered separately in case of being subjected to some kind of study.

  7. The pioneering work of George Mines on cardiac arrhythmias: groundbreaking ideas that remain influential in contemporary cardiac electrophysiology.

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    Aguilar, Martin; Nattel, Stanley

    2016-05-01

    George Mines was a pioneering physiologist who, despite an extremely short period of professional activity and only primitive experimental methodology, succeeded in formulating concepts that continue to be of great influence today. Here, we review some of his most important discoveries and their impact on contemporary concepts and clinical practice. Mines' greatest contribution was his conceptualization and characterization of circus movement reentry. His observations and ideas about the basis for cardiac reentrant activity underlie how we understand and manage a wide range of important clinical rhythm disturbances today. The notions he introduced regarding the influence of premature extrastimuli on reentry (termination, resetting and entrainment) are central to contemporary assessment of arrhythmia mechanisms in clinical electrophysiology laboratories and modern device therapy of cardiac tachyarrhythmias. Refinements of his model of reentry have led to sophisticated biophysical theories of the mechanisms underlying cardiac fibrillation. His seminal observations on the influence of electrolyte derangements and autonomic tone on the heart are relevant to our understanding of the physiology and pharmacology of arrhythmias caused by cardiac pathology. In this era of advanced technology, it is important to appreciate that ideas of lasting impact come from great minds and do not necessarily require great tools. PMID:26607760

  8. Mold Hysteria: Origin of the Hoax

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    Christopher Chang

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The topic of building related illness came into the public's eye as a major health issue in the mid 1970s, when several cases of pneumonia were found to be associated with an infectious agent in Philadelphia. This agent was subsequently found to be a gram-positive bacterium known as Legionella pneumoniae. During the ensuing 30 years, a myriad of symptom constellations, disorders, clinical syndromes and illnesses have been attributed to indoor living or working environments. Over time, there appeared to be no limit to claims of building related illness, and it was “reported” that almost any kind of clinical symptom, real or imaginary, could be blamed on indoor environments. As society became more and more litigious, many of these disorders were erroneously played out in courtrooms rather than medical offices, creating a circus atmosphere surrounding this class of disorders. With the advent of the internet, as well as other advances in telecommunications, these issues eventually became part of a media frenzy, and all truths could be thrown out the window as issues became more and more decided upon by emotions and unfounded beliefs, rather than scientific data and logical thinking.

  9. Lawson Wilkins: recollections by his daughter.

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    McMaster, Elizabeth Wilkins

    2014-01-01

    Lawson Wilkins is well known as the "father" of the field of pediatric endocrinology, and his scientific accomplishments and legacy are thoroughly documented in this edition and elsewhere. Less well known, though, is what the man himself was like. Here, his daughter, Elizabeth McMaster, recalls the personal side of Dr. Wilkins including his upbringing as the son of a prominent Baltimore doctor, his medical education, establishment of a successful pediatric practice, and eventually the founding of the endocrine clinic at Johns Hopkins. Interwoven with anecdotes and reminiscences, this account provides a vivid sense of Wilkins' personality and life, from his boisterous nature and devotion to his family and career, to the tragic personal losses he endured. He was a man who threw himself fully into everything he did, whether it was making his own liqueur during Prohibition, collecting specimens from abnormally large circus performers as part of his earliest endocrine research, arranging raucous, impromptu singing parties, sailing the Chesapeake with friends, writing a definitive textbook of Pediatric Endocrinology, training a legion of fellows, or the pioneering work for which he is still known today. PMID:25024712

  10. Promoting artistic quality in rhythmic gymnastics: a didactic analysis from high performance to school practice

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    Monique LOQUET

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract In France, the curricula for physical education (PE place gymnastic activities in a set of competences named “Achieving a corporal performance for artistic and acrobatic aims”, alongside dance and circus arts. What place does Artistic occupy in gymnastic activities? Is an aesthetic gesture sufficient to be considered as part of an artistic activity? Defining the term «Artistic» is difficult in the field of sports, as descriptions usually come from the technique/Artistic dichotomy. Our analysis focuses on rhythmic gymnastics (RG, which is precisely seen as emblematic of this technique/Artistic division: on the one hand, technical rigor, prescriptions and rules; on the other hand, grace, creation and self-expression. We believe such compartmentalized categories are too schematic to define gymnasts’ and students’ activities, so we will examine their articulation points. We first present an overview of RG as a school practice in ordinary forms of teaching, then an historical analysis of RG as a sports practice, to highlight the unbridgeable gap between both school and sports practices, regarding technique/Artistic connections. We then propose three significant points of articulation (called games closely combining technical requirements and artistic commitment. We consider that the variation of the three games played in GR (creating, making beautiful, representing is the product of historical dynamics of this sport we call artistic. Finally, on this basis, we propose a learning game for novice students promoting the artistic quality of RG practice.

  11. A novel circular ion trap for mass spectrometry and nuclear structure

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    Nuclear mass measurements give a direct determination of the binding energy, the result of all forces acting in the nucleus. The exploration of nuclear structure requires the measurement of masses far from stability. However the production of radioactive ions is not very selective and the ion of interest is often lost in a background of isobaric contaminants. The use of linear ion traps and buffer gas cooling has been highly developed in recent years, allowing mass measurement of exotic nuclei with high accuracy. This thesis focuses on the development of a novel circular Paul trap, 'the ion circus'. Its geometry allows confining ions during several turns. Thus, they can be cooled with a lower buffer gas pressure of about 10-4 mbar. Furthermore, during trapping and cooling, the ions may be mass separated with a resolving power sufficient to exclude isobaric contaminants. The first prototype was built and tested at Orsay. Currently, the mass of very exotic nuclei can only be predicted. This thesis also examines the prediction of different mass models by comparing them with the HFB-17 microscopic model. The study of the two-neutron separation energies of HFB-17 revealed numerical instability. To improve this, we have corrected the deformation energies calculated by this model, using as a reference the new isotopic chains 143-146Xe and 223-229Rn, measured with the ISOLTRAP spectrometer at CERN. (author)

  12. Carotenoid-based coloration, condition, and immune responsiveness in the nestlings of a sexually dimorphic bird of prey.

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    Sternalski, Audrey; Mougeot, François; Pérez-Rodríguez, Lorenzo; Bretagnolle, Vincent

    2012-01-01

    In many birds, nestlings exhibit brightly colored traits that are pigmented by carotenoids. Carotenoids are diet limited and also serve important health-related physiological functions. The proximate mechanisms behind the expression of these carotenoid-pigmented traits are still poorly known, especially in nestlings with sexual size dimorphism. In these nestlings, intrabrood competition levels and growth strategies likely differ between sexes, and this may in turn influence carotenoid allocation rules. We used dietary carotenoid supplementation to test whether wild marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) nestlings were carotenoid limited and whether carotenoid allocation strategies varied between sexes, which differ in their size and growth strategies. When supplemented, nestlings used the supplemental carotenoids to increase their coloration independently of their sex. We showed that the condition dependence of the carotenoid level and the response to an immune challenge (phytohemagglutinin test) differed between sexes, possibly because sexual size dimorphism influences growth strategies and/or intrabrood competition levels and access to different types of food. In this species, which often feeds on mammals, a trade-off likely exists between food quantity (energy) and quality (carotenoid content). Finally, carotenoid-based coloration expressed in marsh harrier nestlings appeared to be indicative of immune responsiveness rather than condition, therefore potentially advertising to parents nestling quality or value rather than nutritional need. PMID:22705486

  13. Measurement of neuronal activity in a macaque monkey in response to animate images using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS

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    Masumi Wakita

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS has been used extensively for functional neuroimaging over the past decade, in part because it is considered a powerful tool for investigating brain function in human infants and young children, for whom other neuroimaging techniques are not suitable. In particular, several studies have measured hemodynamic responses in the occipital region in infants upon exposure to visual stimuli. In the present study, we used a multi-channel NIRS to measure neuronal activity in a macaque monkey who was trained to watch videos showing various circus animals performing acrobatic activities without fixing the head position of the monkey. Cortical activity from the occipital region was measured first by placing a probe comprising a 3x5 array of emitters and detectors (2 x 4 cm on the area (area 17, and the robustness and stability of the results were confirmed across sessions. Cortical responses were then measured from the dorsofrontal region. The oxygenated hemoglobin signals increased in area 9 and decreased in area 8b in response to viewing the videos. The results suggest that these regions are involved in cognitive processing of visually presented stimuli. The monkey showed positive responsiveness to the stimuli from the affective standpoint, but its attentional response to them was an inhibitory one.

  14. Neurofibromatosis: relinquishing the masks; a quest for quality of life.

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    Messner, R; Smith, M N

    1986-07-01

    Neurofibromatosis (NF) or von Recklinghausen's disease is mankind's most common neurologic genetic disorder, occurring in one of every 3000 live births. While many individuals with NF suffer disfiguring, disabling, or life-threatening complications, NF is extremely variable in its symptoms, intensity, and progression. For many of its victims, NF is a pseudonym for uncertainty and physical and psychosocial havoc. John Merrick, 'The Elephant Man', endured one of the most severe cases of NF ever recorded. Merrick's rejection by post-Dickensian England forced him to become a sideshow circus attraction just to survive. The essence of nursing intervention with NF patients and their families engaged in the quest for quality of life is to restore them to optimal physical and psychosocial functioning, and, ideally, to help them utilize the experience for growth. Many individuals respond to the frustration of NF and society's reactions to the disorder by the wearing of psychological masks. Likewise, nurses may wear emotional masks as a defence against their own discomfort and fears concerning the disorders. Comprehensive nursing management of NF is realized only as nurses and patients relinquish their respective masks. This article examines the nurse's role in genetic disorders with special considerations presented by NF. Adaptation to NF involves coping with NF and its accompanying sequelae and coping with life as it is affected by NF. The concepts of 'chromosomal coping', 'genetophobia', 'genetic guilt, and 'genetic overload syndrome' are presented and analyzed utilizing the theoretical nursing frameworks of Imogene King and Sister Callista Roy. PMID:3091668

  15. [The image of animal magnetism in fictional literature: the cases of Poe, Doyle and Du Maurier].

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    Bonet Safont, Juan Marcos

    2014-01-01

    In this article, we focus on the social image of the phenomenon known as mesmerism, or animal magnetism, through analysis of the works: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845) by Edgar Allan Poe, The Great Keinplatz Experiment (1885) by Conan Doyle and Trilby (1894) by George Du Maurier. We describe the stereotype of the mesmerist and the uses of mesmerism observed. We pay attention to the spaces and actors of the mesmeric transcript presented in the stories. We consider the reception of these stories by the public and the relationship of the authors with mesmeric and hypnotic knowledge. Nowadays, academic researchers in the discipline of psychology publish articles and books on popular myths about hypnosis in attempts to depict the distorted images related to this phenomenon. This distorted image of the hypnotic process and the hypnotist derives from "circus" hypnotism shows (stage hypnosis), the cinema, television and fictional literature. Works of fiction represent a unique and invaluable source of information, ideas, speculations, concerns and opportunities around animal magnetism and hypnosis, and the exploration and analysis of this literature is an essential chapter in any historical study of this topic. We see how the literary use of mesmerism by Poe, Doyle and Du Maurier is not chance or peripheral, with all three being intellectually interested in and stimulated by these ideas. PMID:25508821

  16. Raptor community composition in the Texas Southern High Plains lesser prairie-chicken range

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    Behney, A.C.; Boal, Clint W.; Whitlaw, H.A.; Lucia, D.R.

    2012-01-01

    Predation can be a factor in preventing prey population growth and sustainability when prey populations are small and fragmented, and when predator density is unrelated to the density of the single prey species. We conducted monthly raptor surveys from February 2007 to May 2009 in adjacent areas of the Texas Southern High Plains (USA) that do and do not support lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus), a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act. During the summer period corresponding to prairie-chicken nesting and brood-rearing, Swainson's hawks (Buteo swainsoni) were the most abundant raptor. During the lekking and overwintering period, the raptor community was diverse, with northern harriers (Circus cyaneus) being the most abundant species. Raptor abundance peaked during the early autumn and was lowest during the spring. Utility poles were a significant predictor of raptor density at survey points and Swainson's hawks and all raptors, pooled, were found in greater densities in non-prairie-chicken habitat dominated by mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa). Avian predation risk on prairie-chickens, based on presence and abundance of raptors, appears to be greatest during winter when there is a more abundant and diverse raptor community, and in areas with utility poles.

  17. Effects of Military Training Activities on Shrub-steppe Raptors in Southwestern Idaho, USA.

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    LEHMAN; STEENHOF; KOCHERT; CARPENTER

    1999-04-01

    / Between 1991 and 1994, we assessed relative abundance, nesting success, and distribution of ferruginous hawks (Buteo regalis), northern harriers (Circus cyaneus), burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia), and short-eared owls (Asio flammeus) inside and outside a military training site in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, southwestern Idaho. The Orchard Training Area is used primarily for armored vehicle training and artillery firing by the Idaho Army National Guard. Relative abundance of nesting pairs inside and outside the training site was not significantly different from 1991 to 1993 but was significantly higher on the training site in 1994 (P &le 0.03). Nesting success varied among years but was not significantly different inside and outside the training site (P > 0.26). In 1994, short-eared owl and burrowing owl nests were significantly closer to firing ranges used early in the spring before owls laid eggs than were random points (P < 0.001). In 1993, distances from occupied burrowing owl nests to firing ranges used early in the year were similar to those from random points to the same firing ranges (P = 0.16). Military activity contributed to some nesting failures from 1992 to 1994, but some pairs nested successfully near military activity. KEY WORDS: Distribution; Military impacts; Nesting success; Raptors; Relative abundance; Shrub-steppe PMID:9950702

  18. Don't be such a scientist talking substance in an age of style

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    Olson, Randy

    2009-01-01

    How to relate scientific information in a way that entertains and enlightens? After twenty years as a marine biologist, a Ph.D. from Harvard, a tenured professorship at the University of New Hampshire, and more than twenty published research papers, why is Dr. Randy Olson telling readers, 'Don't Be Such a Scientist'? The hard-earned advice comes from a fifteen-year career transition to filmmaking, culminating in the acclaimed documentaries "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus" and "Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy". In his first book, Olson makes clear what those glued to their microscopes and climate models may not recognize: the general public doesn't speak science. For better or worse, most of us rely not on intellect, but on what Olson terms the organs of mass communication: the heart, the gut, and even 'the lower organs'. Why else do some still question the existence of global warming or evolution when the evidence is irrefutable? Drawing on his own hilarious - and at times humiliating...

  19. Variations of the high-level Balmer line spectrum of the helium-strong star Sigma Orionis E

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    Smith, Myron A

    2007-01-01

    Using the high-level Balmer lines and continuum, we trace the density structure of two magnetospheric disk segments of the prototypical Bp star sigma Ori E (B2p) as these segments occult portions of the star during the rotational cycle. High-resolution spectra of the Balmer lines >H9 and Balmer edge were obtained on seven nights in January-February 2007 at an average sampling of 0.01 cycles. We measured equivalent width variations due to the star occultations by two disk segments 0.4 cycles apart and constructed differential spectra of the migrations of the corresponding absorptions across the Balmer line profiles. We first estimated the rotational and magnetic obliquity angles. We then simulated the observed Balmer jump variation using the model atmosphere codes synspec/circus and evaluated the disk geometry and gas thermodynamics. We find that the two occultations are caused by two disk segments. The first of these transits quickly, indicating that the segment resides in a range of distances, perhaps 2.5-6R...

  20. Red List of birds of the Wadden Sea area

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    Rasmussen, L. M.; Norden Andersen, O. G.; Frikke, J.; Laursen, K.; Salvig, J.; Fleet, D. M.; Hälterlein, B.; Heckenroth, H.; Merck, T.; Rösner, H.-U.; Südbeck, P.; Wolff, W. J.; Thissen, J. B. M.

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    350000 400000 pairs of breeding birds as well as 10 12 millions of migratory waterbirds use the Danish-German-Dutch Wadden Sea as a feeding, roosting and moulting area. The exact number of migrating birds using the Wadden Sea is unknown. 4 Wadden Sea breeding bird species are (probably) extinct in the area, e.g. Caspian Tern ( Sterna caspia) and Roseate Tern ( Sterna dougallii); the status of 5 species is critical, 4 species are endangered, the status of 6 species is vulnerable and of 4 species susceptible. Internaional responsibility can be stated for at least 15 breeding bird species or subspecies, because considerable parts of the north-west-european population (at least 5%) breed in the Wadden Sea (e.g. Eurasian Spoonbill ( Platalea leucorodia), Common Shelduck ( Tadorna tadorna), Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus), Avocet ( Recurvirostra avosetta), Kentish Plover ( Charadrius alexandrinus), Common Redshank ( Tringa totanus totanus), Gull-billed Tern ( Gelochelidon nilotica), Sandwich Tern ( Sterna sandvicensis), Common Tern ( Sterna hirundo), Little Tern ( Sterna albifrons). International responsibility can be determined for at least 54 migratory bird species or subspecies, because considerable parts of the biogeographical population (at least 1%) occur in the Wadden Sea during migration. Some species are present in the Wadden Sea with about 50% or nearly 90% of all individuals of the concerned populations, which means a very special international responsibility of the Wadden Sea has to be stated for these species.

  1. Behavioral abnormalities in captive nonhuman primates.

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    Mallapur, Avanti; Choudhury, B C

    2003-01-01

    In this study, we dealt with 11 species of nonhuman primates across 10 zoos in India. We recorded behavior as instantaneous scans between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. In the study, we segregated behaviors for analyses into abnormal, undesirable, active, and resting. The 4 types of abnormal behavior exhibited included floating limb, self-biting, self-clasping, and stereotypic pacing. In the study, we recorded 2 types of undesirable behavior: autoerotic stimulation and begging. Langurs and group-housed macaques did not exhibit undesirable behaviors. A male lion-tailed macaque and a male gibbon exhibited begging behavior. autoerotic stimulation and self-biting occurred rarely. Males exhibited higher levels of undesirable behavior than did females. Animals confiscated from touring zoos, circuses, and animal traders exhibited higher levels of abnormal behaviors than did animals reared in larger, recognized zoos. The stump-tailed macaque was the only species to exhibit floating limb, autoerotic stimulation, self-biting, and self-clasping. Our results show that rearing experience and group composition influence the proportions of abnormal behavior exhibited by nonhuman primates in captivity. The history of early social and environmental deprivation in these species of captive nonhuman primates probably is critical in the development of behavioral pathologies. Establishing this will require further research. PMID:14965782

  2. Stagnering en transformering: die rol van die nar in Paljas

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    A. Nel

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Stagnation and transformation: The role of the clown in Paljas This article focuses on the central problem in the film Paljas, and the role of the clown in the process of transformation that is embedded in the story. The stagnation in interpersonal relationships and the accompanying problem of identity on a personal and social level constitute the problem underlying the narrative. The youngest child refuses to speak and dysfunctional family relationships and marital problems are evident. These problems can mainly be ascribed to the spatial isolation in which the characters find themselves. Attention is therefore paid to the way in which space functions in this film. The arrival of an absconded circus clown effects transformation and healing – especially by means of his picaresque performances and the notion of play. Subsequently this article concentrates on the characteristics of game/playing as a cultural activity and on its liberating value. The clown also has definite Biblical connotations as far as the aspects of betrayal and redemption are concerned. The process of transformation as depicted in this film is completed when the child starts speaking again, dysfunctional family relationships are restored and the family is reinstated in the community because of their restored social status.

  3. Presenting CineGlobe Estival! | 6 - 10 July

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    Join CineGlobe under a projected starry sky for a film festival and games with a neuroscience twist.   The 6th edition of the CineGlobe International Film Festival at CERN will take place during the first week of July 2016 (on the Globe grounds at CERN, from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 July) and then during the Nuit de la Science (at the Museum of the History of Science, on July 9 and 10). The festival will include an open-air cinema, film projections in the Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN, the interactive Emotional Circus (carnival-inspired games played with just the participant’s brainwaves) and a special sci-fi edition of the 48 Hour Film Project. The full program will target people of all ages with fun and informative activities such as children’s films in the Minima Cinema, and a workshop on the creation of a pinhole camera with an empty Tetra-Pak milk carton. Practical information: Entry is free. All films in English and French. Onsite food trucks at the G...

  4. Anaesthesia of conjoined twins.

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    Kobylarz, Krzysztof

    2014-01-01

    Conjoined twins have been a source of fascination to the public and the medical profession for centuries. Their birth was initially viewed as an ominous sign of impending disaster. Since Middle Ages into the 19th century they were regarded as monstrosities and were exhibited at circuses and sideshows. The frequency of conjoined twins is approximately 1 in 50,000 gestation, but many of them die in utero, are terminated or stillborn. The true incidence is estimated to be 1 in 200,000 live births. This article gives an overview of Siamese twins and of the prenatal diagnosis in assessing the prognosis, anaesthetic and post-natal surgical management and outcome. Anaesthesia for conjoined twins surgery, whether prior to or for separation, is an enormous challenge to the anaesthesiologist. The site and complexity of the conjunction affect management of the airway, an intravenous access, the extent of blood and number of surgical specialties involved. Preoperative assessment and planning with interdisciplinary communication and cooperation is vital to the success of the operations. Meticulous attention to detail, monitoring and vigilance are mandatory. PMID:24858973

  5. [Chewing-lice (Phtihiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) occurring on birds in the Konya zoo].

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    Dik, Bilal; Uslu, Uğur

    2009-01-01

    In this study, 25 birds belonging to 15 different species at the zoo in Konya were inspected for the presence of chewing-lice. Three Long-legged Buzzards (Buteo rufinus), one Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) and one Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) were found to be infested by chewing-lice. Two hundred and eleven chewing-lice specimens were collected from the birds and seven species were identified. They were mounted on slides separately in Faure forte medium or Canada balsam after clearing in 10% KOH. Morphologic characteristics of the chewing-lice were examined and measured under the light microscope. Laemobothrion maximum (Scopoli, 1763), Craspedorrhynchus platystomus (Burmeister, 1838) and Degeeriella fulva (Giebel, 1874) were detected on Long-legged buzzards; Craspedorrhynchus fraterculus (Eichler & Zlotorzycka, 1975), Degeeriella aquilarum (Eichler, 1943) and Colpocephalum impressum (Rudow, 1866) on the Imperial Eagle; and Degeeriella fusca (Denny, 1842), on the Mars Harrier. C. fraterculus, D. aquilarum, C. impressum and D. fusca were found for the first time on these raptors in Turkey and information about these species were given in this paper. PMID:19367546

  6. Modelling hen harrier dynamics to inform human-wildlife conflict resolution: a spatially-realistic, individual-based approach.

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    Johannes P M Heinonen

    Full Text Available Individual-based models have gained popularity in ecology, and enable simultaneous incorporation of spatial explicitness and population dynamic processes to understand spatio-temporal patterns of populations. We introduce an individual-based model for understanding and predicting spatial hen harrier (Circus cyaneus population dynamics in Great Britain. The model uses a landscape with habitat, prey and game management indices. The hen harrier population was initialised according to empirical census estimates for 1988/89 and simulated until 2030, and predictions for 1998, 2004 and 2010 were compared to empirical census estimates for respective years. The model produced a good qualitative match to overall trends between 1989 and 2010. Parameter explorations revealed relatively high elasticity in particular to demographic parameters such as juvenile male mortality. This highlights the need for robust parameter estimates from empirical research. There are clearly challenges for replication of real-world population trends, but this model provides a useful tool for increasing understanding of drivers of hen harrier dynamics and focusing research efforts in order to inform conflict management decisions.

  7. Modelling hen harrier dynamics to inform human-wildlife conflict resolution: a spatially-realistic, individual-based approach.

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    Heinonen, Johannes P M; Palmer, Stephen C F; Redpath, Steve M; Travis, Justin M J

    2014-01-01

    Individual-based models have gained popularity in ecology, and enable simultaneous incorporation of spatial explicitness and population dynamic processes to understand spatio-temporal patterns of populations. We introduce an individual-based model for understanding and predicting spatial hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) population dynamics in Great Britain. The model uses a landscape with habitat, prey and game management indices. The hen harrier population was initialised according to empirical census estimates for 1988/89 and simulated until 2030, and predictions for 1998, 2004 and 2010 were compared to empirical census estimates for respective years. The model produced a good qualitative match to overall trends between 1989 and 2010. Parameter explorations revealed relatively high elasticity in particular to demographic parameters such as juvenile male mortality. This highlights the need for robust parameter estimates from empirical research. There are clearly challenges for replication of real-world population trends, but this model provides a useful tool for increasing understanding of drivers of hen harrier dynamics and focusing research efforts in order to inform conflict management decisions. PMID:25405860

  8. Overview on stability of natural-circulation-cooled boiling water reactors during start-up. An experimental and modeling analysis

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    This paper provides an overview on numerical and experimental work focused on flashing-induced instabilities. These instabilities may occur in natural circulation two-phase systems when operated at low pressure and low power. Therefore they are of special interest for the start-up phase of natural circulation Boiling Water Reactors. The work presented in this paper has been performed within the framework of the NACUSP project (European-Union Fifth Framework Program). Experiments were carried out on a steam/water natural circulation loop (CIRCUS), built at the Delft University of Technology. Information was gained on the characteristics of the flow oscillations and on the void fraction production during flashing in stationary and transient conditions. A 3-D flow-pattern visualization was achieved by means of advanced instrumentation, namely wire-mesh sensors. On the basis of the experimental results, an assessment of existing drift-flux models was performed for flashing flow. The most suitable drift-flux model was implemented in the 4-equations two-phase model FLOCAL, developed at the Forschungszentrum Rossendorf (FZR, Germany). The model allows for the liquid and steam to be in thermal non-equilibrium and, via drift-flux models, to have different velocities. A detail comparison between simulations and experiments is reported. (author)

  9. El nuevo Madison Square Garden – (EE.UU.

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    1971-05-01

    Full Text Available The Madison Square Garden Sports and Amusements Center comprises the following. 1. A circular building, 129.54 m in diameter and 45.72 m high, which houses the New Madison Square Garden and many other facilities. The arena sits 20.250 spectators, who can watch hockey, basketball, cycling, boxing, circus shows, ice skating, special displays, variety shows, meetings and other kinds of performance. 2. An office block on Seventh Avenue, with a useful floor area for office use amounting to 111,500 m2 and a further 4,800 m2 of floor area on the first two floors for commercial and banking activities.Forman parte del Centro Deportivo y de Atracciones Madison Square Garden: 1 Un edificio circular, de 129,54 m de diámetro y 45,72 m de altura, que aloja el Nuevo Madison Square Garden y otras muchas instalaciones. Tiene capacidad para 20.250 asientos, y en él se pueden celebrar espectáculos de: hockey, baloncesto, ciclismo, boxeo, circo, patinaje sobre hielo, acontecimientos especiales, variedades, asambleas y otros deportes de masas, etc. 2 Un edificio de oficinas que se alza contiguo a la Séptima Avenida, con una superficie útil de 111.500 m2 destinada a oficinas, y otra de 4.800 m2, en las plantas primera y segunda, dedicada a actividades comerciales y bancarias.

  10. A commedia dell'arte e sua reoperacionalização The Commedia dell'arte and his reoperation

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    Full Text Available Análise da commedia dell'arte a partir de uma perspectiva histórico-crítica, enfatizando-se as várias maneiras de sua apropriação no século XX. Partindo de elementos da commedia dell'arte, serão ressaltados os temas da migração do teatro de praça para o teatro fechado e a ampliação do modelo da commedia dell'arte para outras formas artísticas do século XX, como o cinema mudo, o circo e o carnaval.Analysis of the commedia dell'arte from a historico-critical perspective which emphasizes the various forms of its appropriation in the 20th Century. The themes of transformation of the open air theater into indoor theater and the extension of the model of the commedia dell'arte to other art forms of the 20th Century, such as the silent movies, the circus and the Carnival will be brought to light from elements of the commedia dell'arte.

  11. Tuberculosis in elephants-a reemergent disease: diagnostic dilemmas, the natural history of infection, and new immunological tools.

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    Tuberculosis (TB) in elephants has been described since ancient times. However, it was not until 1996 when infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis was identified in a herd of circus elephants that significant research into this disease began. The epidemiology and natural history of TB were unknown in elephants since there had been no comprehensive screening programs, and diagnostic techniques developed for cervidae and bovidae were of unknown value. And, while precepts of test and slaughter were the norm for cattle and deer, this was considered untenable for an endangered species. With no precedent for the treatment of TB in animals, treatment regimens for elephants were extrapolated from human protocols, which guided changes to the Guidelines for the Control of Tuberculosis in Elephants. In the absence of diagnostic testing to confirm cure in elephants, the efficacy of these treatment regimens is only beginning to be understood as treated elephants die and are examined postmortem. However, because of pressures arising from public relations related to elephant husbandry and the added considerations of TB infection in animals (whether real or imagined), sharing of information to aid in research and treatment has been problematic. Here we review the challenges and successes of the diagnosis of tuberculosis in elephants and discuss the natural history of the disease to put the work of Landolfi et al on the immunological response to tuberculosis in elephants in perspective. PMID:25633896

  12. 山东西部地区猛禽的生态分布%Ecological distribution of raptors in west Shandong

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    贾少波; 闫华超; 刘涛; 冀相伦

    2008-01-01

    1990年3月~2007年8月在山东西部(聊城市及周边)地区所记录的猛禽分布情况中,共记录到猛禽2目3科18种,其中优势种有黑耳鸢Milvus lineatus、大鵟Buteo hemilasius、普通鵟Buteo buteo、红隼Falco tinnunculus、长耳鸮Asio otus;常见种有燕隼Falco subbuteo、东方角鸮Otus sunia、纵纹腹小鸮Athene noctua、短耳鸮Asio flammeus;另外,有9个稀有种:凤头蜂鹰Pernisptilorhynchus、雕鸮Bubo bubo、游隼Falco peregrinus、灰背隼Falco columbarius、阿穆尔隼Falco amurensis、雀鹰Accipiter nisus、鹗Pandion haliaetus、白尾鹞Circus cyaneus和黄爪隼Falco naumanni,其中后4种是21世纪以来见到的.各种猛禽有明显的栖息地选择差异和季节性分布密度变化,总体密度有些微回升趋势.

  13. El sacrificio gladiatorio y su vinculación con la guerra en la sociedad mexicana

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The following work analyzes how the Mexica State promoted the success of war through public ceremony and focuses on the celebration of Tlacaxipehualiztli. As was one of the most important ceremonies of the year, it was where the most powerful provincial leaders as well as millions of people from all corners of the Anahuac met. This was a favourable moment for the empire to display all of its propaganda and flaunt its power. It is the dark side of conquest, of blood and sand, or as paraphrased by Juvenal, panem et circus.

    El siguiente trabajo analiza cómo el Estado azteca-mexica rentabilizó el éxito de la guerra a través de las ceremonias públicas, centrándose en la fiesta de tlacaxipehualiztli, una de las más importantes del calendario, donde se daban cita los gobernantes de las provincias más poderosas, así como millones de personas venidas de todos los rincones del Anahuac. Este era el momento propicio para que el imperio desplegara toda su propaganda e hiciera ostentación de su poder. Era el lado oscuro de la conquista, sangre y arena o parafraseando a Juvenal panem et circenses.

  14. Breeding avifauna of the Special Protection Area Natura 2000 ‘Grądy Odrzańskie’ in Czernica and Siechnice counties, Wrocław district (Poland

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    Kopij Grzegorz

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In 2009, in the Special Protection Area Natura 2000 ‘Grądy Odrzańskie’ in Czernica and Siechnice counties, Wrocław district, 95 breeding bird species were recorded. For 33 of them, maps of distribution of their breeding pairs are presented and for the remaining a relative abundance was estimated based on line transect method. In 2009, the following species were recorded in the study area for the first time: Cygnus olor, Crex crex, Upupa epops, and Picus canus. On the other hand, 11 species recorded in 1978-87 as breeding in the study area (Ciconia nigra, Pernis apivorus, Milvus migrans, Milvus milvus, Falco tinnunculus, Gallinago gallinago, Limosa limosa, Tringa totanus, Riparia riparia, Anthus campestris, Phoenicurus phoenicurus were not recorded again in 2009. It has been shown that Saxicola torquata, Ficedula albicollis, Corvus corax and Remiz pendulinus have increased in numbers. The following species recorded in 2009 as breeding in the the study area: Cygnus olr, Ciconia ciconia, Circus aeruginosus, Crex crex, Alcedo atthis, Dryocopus martius, Picus canus, Dendrocopos medius, Lulula arborea, Sylvia nisoria, Ficedula albicollis, Lanius collurio and Emberiza hortulana are included in Annex 1 of the Bird Directive.

  15. Association of wintering raptors with Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program grasslands in Pennsylvania

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    Wilson, A.; Brittingham, M.; Grove, G.

    2010-01-01

    Conservation grasslands can provide valuable habitat resource for breeding songbirds, but their value for wintering raptors has received little attention. We hypothesized that increased availability of grassland habitat through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) has resulted in an increase or redistribution in numbers of four species of raptors in Pennsylvania since 2001. We tested this by analyzing winter raptor counts from volunteer surveys, conducted from 2001 to 2008, for Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), Rough-legged Hawks (Buteo lagopus), Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus), and American Kestrels (Falco sparverius). During that period, numbers of wintering Northern Harriers increased by more than 20% per year. Log-linear Poisson regression models show that all four species increased in the region of Pennsylvania that had the most and longest-established conservation grasslands. At the county scale (N= 67), Bayesian spatial models showed that spatial and temporal population trends of all four species were positively correlated with the amount of conservation grassland. This relationship was particularly strong for Northern Harriers, with numbers predicted to increase by 35.7% per year for each additional 1% of farmland enrolled in CREP. Our results suggest that conservation grasslands are likely the primary cause of the increase in numbers of wintering Northern Harriers in Pennsylvania since 2001. ?? 2010 The Authors. Journal of Field Ornithology ?? 2010 Association of Field Ornithologists.

  16. Habitat-dependent effect of a rare predator on apparent survival of male Black-headed Bunting

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    Full Text Available Both habitat changes and predation can cause population declines in farmland birds. Habitat changes may allow novel or invasive alien predators to establish populations in new environments, which can have major ecological consequences for native prey species. We studied effects of a novel avian predator, the Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus, on the survival of male Black-headed Buntings (Emberiza melanocephala. Between 2011 and 2015, survival of 35 territorial Black-headed Bunting males was monitored and their apparent survival in years with and without predators was computed. The apparent monthly survival (reported ± SE was very high during the breeding seasons when Montagu's Harrier was not present (0.957 ± 0.035 as well as in nonbreeding periods (0.981 ± 0.011. It was significantly lower during the breeding season of 2013 when Montagu's Harrier was present in the area (0.600 ± 0.136. Changes in habitat structure due to alteration in agricultural practice and temporal changes in weather conditions have presumably enabled Montagu's Harriers to breed in the study area and led to increases in the importance of birds in Montagu's Harrier's diet. The appearance of Montagu's Harriers in the study area strongly coincided with the steep decrease in the apparent survival of the male Black-headed Buntings. The lack of appropriate response in male Black-headed Buntings made them extremely vulnerable to attacks of this aerial predator.

  17. Science Me! | 09-10 July | Geneva

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    The 11th Nuit de la Science (see here) will happen on July 9 and 10 on the theme "The Rules of the Game" in the gorgeous park of the Perle-du-Lac showcasing the Museum of Science History, organizer of this event that attracts 30-35,000 visitors on each edition.   On this occasion, the Chimiscope and the Museum of Science History invite the public to take part to Science Me!, the first European science show competition. Under a large circus tent, teams of young scientists from all origins and practicing all sciences will compete under the form of 10-minute shows, in French or in English. At the end of each show, the audience will also be able to interact and converse with the participating teams. The success of the demonstrations will be measured by applausemeter, while a jury of neutral and independent scientists will evaluate the qualit...

  18. The functional response of a generalist predator.

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    Sophie Smout

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Predators can have profound impacts on the dynamics of their prey that depend on how predator consumption is affected by prey density (the predator's functional response. Consumption by a generalist predator is expected to depend on the densities of all its major prey species (its multispecies functional response, or MSFR, but most studies of generalists have focussed on their functional response to only one prey species. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using Bayesian methods, we fit an MSFR to field data from an avian predator (the hen harrier Circus cyaneus feeding on three different prey species. We use a simple graphical approach to show that ignoring the effects of alternative prey can give a misleading impression of the predator's effect on the prey of interest. For example, in our system, a "predator pit" for one prey species only occurs when the availability of other prey species is low. CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: The Bayesian approach is effective in fitting the MSFR model to field data. It allows flexibility in modelling over-dispersion, incorporates additional biological information into the parameter priors, and generates estimates of uncertainty in the model's predictions. These features of robustness and data efficiency make our approach ideal for the study of long-lived predators, for which data may be sparse and management/conservation priorities pressing.

  19. An example of an interspecific chick rearing in Birds of Prey: the Marsh Harrier grown by the Greater Spotted Eagle in Russia

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    Igor V. Karyakin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available We visited a breeding territory of the Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga in Zavyalivskiy Wildlife Preserve of Altai Region on the 1st August, 2014. In the nest, located in a pine tree, we found a fledgling of the Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus and a nestling of the Greater Spotted Eagle in the first juvenile plumage. When we approached the nest, the female GSE flew off, followed by the fledgling of the Harrier, who uttered food-begging calls, but soon returned to the nest. The present situation possibly emerged after the adult eagle caught a nestling of the harrier but failed to kill it. Judging by prey remains near the nest, another nestling of the Marsh Harrier was eaten at the age of 25 days. But the second one survived and begun to call for food. The maternal instinct of the female Greater Spotted Eagle would have prevented her from killing the harrier, instead prompting her to feed it.

  20. Clear as daylight: analysis of diurnal raptor pellets for small mammal studies

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Non–invasive approaches are increasingly investigated and applied in studies of small mammal assemblages because they are more cost–effective and bypass conservation and animal welfare issues. However, pellets of diurnal raptors have rarely been used for these purposes. We evaluated the potential of marsh harrier pellets (Circus aeruginosus as a non–invasive method to sample small mammal assemblages, by comparing the results with those of sampling using Sherman live–traps and pitfalls. The three methods were applied simultaneously in an agricultural–wetland complex in NW Portugal. Estimates of species richness, diversity, evenness, abundance, and proportion of each species within the assemblage showed significant differences between the three methods. Our results suggest that the use of marsh harrier pellets is more effective in inventorying small mammal species than either of the two kinds of traps, while also avoiding any involuntary fatalities associated with the sampling of small non–volant mammals. Moreover, the analysis of pellets was the most cost–effective method. Comparison of the two trapping methodologies showed involuntary fatalities were higher in pitfalls than in Sherman traps. We discuss the advantages and flaws of the three methods, both from technical and conservational perspectives.

  1. Uma Forma Inédita, em «Terra Sigillata» Hispânica, no Museu Nacional de Arqueologia e Etnologia de Lisboa

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    María García Pereira MAIA

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Un jarro de «terra sigillata» conservado en el museo nacional de Lisboa posee algunas características no dadas todavía a conocer. No tiene decoración. Presenta una sola asa y mide unos quince centímetros de altura con la boca en forma de labio muy conspicuo. Es de pasta color rosa, de grano muy fino y muchas impurezas. El barniz de color bermejo acastañado conserva un buen brillo, delgado y de poca adherencia. La forma de la boca de dicho ejemplar no es frecuente en las piezas romanas de barro cocido. Cronológicamente presenta afinidades con ejemplares hispánicos que apuntan en torno al siglo II d. C.ABSTRACT: The A. presents what she believes to be a new form of Hispanic «Sigillata», from rhe Roman «Villa» of Torre de Palma (Alentejo, Portugal and kept in the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia e Etnologia of Lisbon. It is a plain one-handled jar, which main characteristic is a circus round the mouth, rather uncummon either on «Sigillata» or on wraph wear. On the basis of some formal similitudes with Hispanic Form 20, mouthes found on glass-ware from the I I century on, and of the quality of the slip, the A. suggests, as a mere hypothesis, a chronology not far from the I I century a.D.

  2. Japan - UK Conference: Trends in Physics and Chemistry Education in Secondary Schools

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    always benefits from gaining a wider view. Whether this is a need to see a classroom other than your own, a school other than your own or a country other than your own, the result is the same: setting challenges and discussions in context and helping to provide a sense of perspective. What we had to give to the conference During the conference the British contingent reviewed the present state of science education in Britain, particularly giving information on the Institute of Physics 16-19 Initiative and National Curriculum consultation, concentrating rather more on the principles than the detail, which by nature was not immediately relevant to the audience. To this was added a research perspective on Children's Learning in Science, focusing on the importance of discussion and conversation in reaching understanding. The central day was dominated by workshops attempting to argue why we undertake some experimental work in physics education. Four possible purposes of practical work were identified and then demonstrated by a hands-on practical circus. An investigative practical, necessarily open-ended and probably empirically messy, possibly not yielding clean results. A clearly illustrative practical intended to readily allow observation and discussion of a phenomenon with the ability to alter appropriate parameters and stimulating discussion. Practical work intended to produce clear, reproducible, reliable results if good care is taken: the `can-do' aspect of physics giving pride in obtaining a result. The demonstration intended to stimulate teacher-led class discussion. The abiding memory of this practical circus was of its role as the ultimate international ice-breaker. Previously formal conference discussion became animated and language difficulties became less important as teachers engaged in the truly international business of playing with and becoming fascinated with practical apparatus. What we gained from the conference On the Saturday evening we were treated to

  3. Частный сектор культуры Республики Беларуси: становление и развитие (1991–2008

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    Димитрий [Dimitriĭ] А. [A.] Кривошей [Krivosheĭ

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  4. REINTERPRETATION OF THE LATE PLEISTOCENE INGARANO CAVE DEPOSIT BASED ON THE FOSSIL BIRD ASSOCIATION (APULIA, SOUTH-EASTERN ITALY

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    CLAUDIA BEDETTI

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    Full Text Available We present a study of Late Pleistocene fossil bird remains from Ingarano (Apulia, SE Italy, based on the revision of previously published material and the study of unpublished fossils bones. New field observations make it possible to simplify the stratigraphy of the deposit compared to previous work. The systematic study of the fossil bird bones revealed the presence of 15 taxa, including two hypothetical ones: Circus aeruginosus, Buteo rufinus, Aquila chrysaëtos, Falco columbarius, Falco cherrug, Alectoris graeca, Perdix perdix, Columba livia, Otus scops, Nyctea scandiaca, Nyctea scandiaca vel Bubo bubo, Athene noctua, Pyrrhocorax graculus, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, Corvus corone, Corvus corone vel Corvus frugilegus, Corvus corax. Our detailed study also helps improve the taphonomical interpretation of the deposit: the remains from the lower layers were accumulated after mammalian predator activity and were transported over short distances, while the ones from the upper layers show sings of intense transport, such as fractures and surface abrasion. Two different bird assemblages were recognized, respectively from the lowermost and the upper layers of the clastic succession exposed in the Ingarano deposit; this difference is also confirmed by the fossil mammal remains. The systematic study makes it possible to make palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic reconstructions: both assemblages indicate open environments, and the taxa of the lower layers indicate the presence of woods and wetlands with colder characteristics, while birds of the upper layers indicate drier and warmer conditions. This analysis, and the dating established through geochemical analyses and study of lithic artefacts, lead us to date the formation of the Ingarano deposit to the Late Pleistocene, in particular to the MIS 3. The presence of a layer dated to the MIS 2 at the base of the succession indicated in previous works cannot be confirmed. 

  5. Experimental modal analysis of the steam inlet pipe to the Chooz B1 high pressure turbine

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    This report presents the results of the modal analysis carried out on one of the steam inlet pipe of the high pressure turbine of the Chooz B1 power plant. This experimental analysis is made within the frame of the research and development project ''dynamical, acoustical and aerodynamical behaviour of the turbogenerator N4''. This research program provides amongst others, numerical studies with the software CIRCUS and ASTER, in order to verify the dynamical behaviour of the designed inlet pipe. The numerical models will be updated from results of the experimental modal analysis to improve the numerical representation of this pipe. All the identified modes in the frequency band [5.2000] Hz are presented in the report. The modal characteristics of the main modes are detailed. Further analysis have been made, in order ease the updating of the numerical models. They consisted in an analysis of the evolution of the dynamical behaviour due to a change of the boundary conditions of the inlet valve frame on one hand and resulting from the presence of an additional mass on the pipe, at the level of the middle flange, on the other hand. The analysis made in low frequency range shows that the pipe is thoroughly embedded in the frame of the high pressure turbine. On the other hand, the boundary conditions on the inlet valve frame are more difficult to determine, because the dynamical behaviour of the valve frame and the upper pipe can not be uncoupled from the considered pipe. The main shell modes of ranks 2, 3 and 4 have been very accurately identified. The most relevant modes to update the numerical models are given. (authors). 48 figs., 18 tabs., 4 refs

  6. Engaging creative communities in an industrial city setting: A question of enclosure

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    Full Text Available This article discusses the politics and practicalities of research process in a major government-funded, academic/community collaborative research project on cultural assets in Wollongong, a regional industrial city 85 km south of Sydney, Australia. It does so through the theoretical concept of ‘enclosure’, which helps illuminate how policy discourses are framed, and reveals capacities to challenge and reframe policy imaginations through research. The setting is pivotal: Wollongong has a legacy of steel and coal industries that dominates contemporary discourses about the city’s future prosperity. Cultural industries such as music, film, art, circus and theatre have at various times been either marginalised as insignificant to economic futures or, when they have been noticed, have been worked into city planning in very particular ways – as cultural pastimes, as prospects for economic diversification or as means to renew socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Such visions have rested on notions of what constitutes ‘culture’ and ‘creativity’, with a focus on the performing arts, while other forms of vernacular creativity have remained largely unnoticed. Our research project has sought to respond to this, identifying and engaging with people involved in forms of vernacular creativity outside the arts orthodoxy among Wollongong’s blue-collar and youth populations (including surfboard shapers, Aboriginal rappers, custom car designers and alternative music subcultures. Our hope is that such engagement can better inform future planning for cultural industries in Wollongong. However, engaging with such creative communities is complicated, and in different times and places research strategies confronted apathy, suspicion, absence of representative organisation and ‘consultation fatigue’. We discuss our efforts at engagement with creative communities beyond the arts orthodoxy, and appraise some of the prospects and

  7. EARLY TO LATE OLIGOCENE CALCAREOUS NANNOFOSSIL BIOEVENTS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN (UMBRIA-MARCHE BASIN, CENTRAL ITALY

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    PATRIZIA MAIORANO

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    Full Text Available Calcareous nannofossil assemblages have been investigated by means of quantitative analyses in three Oligocene pelagic sections located in the Umbria-Marche Apennines (Central Italy. The studied sections mainly consist of marly limestones and marls belonging to the Scaglia Cinerea Formation, and include the interval between NP23 and NP25 representing a time interval of about 3.5 Ma. Biostratigraphic resolution is extremely low and only two standard bioevents are known, which are the FO of Sphenolithus ciperoensis and the LO of Sphenolithus distentus. The distribution patterns of poorly known or recently described calcareous nannofossils provided a valuable tool for improving the current biostratigraphic framework. The studied interval is characterized by significant changes in the calcareous nannofossil assemblages and by several extinction events. The last occurrence (LO and/or the last common occurrence (LCO here proposed are: the LO of Sphenolithus akropodus, the LO of Reticulofenestra circus, the LCO of Helicosphaera ethologa, the LCO of Helicosphaera compactathe LO of Discoaster tanii nodifer. The reversal in abundance between Sphenolithus predistentus and S. distentus provided an additional biostratigraphic constraint at the NP23-NP24 transition. In addition biometric criteria enabled the recognition of the first common occurrence (FCO of Cyclicargolithus abisectus > 12 mm as potential bioevent within NP24. The quantitative distribution of Sphenolithus distentus suggests to rely on the LCO of the species rather than on the LO, for the identification of NP24-NP25 boundary. The identified bioevents is a first step towards the improvement of the present Mediterranean biostratigraphic framework of the Oligocene geological record. A preliminary correlation of the bioevents to the Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale is presented.

  8. Climate Catastrophe - The Giant Swindle

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    Energy is the life-blood of civilization. More than 80% of global energy is supplied by fossil fuels. And this will continue for the foreseeable future - if an implementation of the Kyoto Protocol does not lead to a dramatic decrease of these fuels causing worldwide turmoil of unprecedented dimensions. However, the scaremongering with a 'climate catastrophe' allegedly caused by 'greenhouse gas' emissions from the burning of fossil fuels is a huge hoax. Its only 'scientific' base is the IPCC management's enigmatic assessment: 'The balance of evidence suggests a discernable human influence on climate'. But even IPCC had to admit at the World Energy Conference in Tokyo in 1996: 'We have no evidence'. And all the scaremongering assertions of the protagonists of 'global warming' have been convincingly refuted by the world elite of scientists. This paper will: - show how the whole anti-CO2 campaign has been manipulated from the very beginning till today; - give great many scientific and logical reason why the arguments of the scaremongers are incorrect; - outline the catastrophic economic and social consequences of the proposed anti-CO2 measures - without any benefit for the environment of climate; - name the driving forces behind this campaign and their interests. The witchhunt against CO2 is an incredible scientific and political scandal, CO2 does not damage the environment at all, and labelling it a 'climate killer' is absurd. On the contrary, this gas is vital for the life on our plant, and a stronger concentration of CO2 will be beneficial by doubling plant growth and with this combatting global famine. And to pretend that we could influence - with a CO2 tax - the climate, is insane arrogance. Man is absolutely helpless when confronted with the forces of nature. The squandering of multimillions USD of taxpayer's money for the travelling circus of 'Climate summits' and the stultification of the population must stop. The 'global warming' lie is the biggest

  9. Assembly Hall de la Universidad de Illinois, USA

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    Full Text Available The Assembly Hall of Illinois University has been constructed with an original reinforced and prestressed concrete structure. It has a seating capacity for 15,565 spectators, in addition to space for press, radio and TV. staff, for the performers, and for invalid spectators who use wheeled chairs. The seating capacity can be further extended by providing 1,500 portable chairs. This hall can be adapted to many uses, and has suitable equipment and installations for assemblies, theatrical and musical performances, ice skating, sports competitions and circus shows. The provision of this magnificent hall has made it possible to organise at the University of Illinois many activities that were not practicable before.Con una original estructura realizada a base de hormigón armado y pretensado ha sido construido el «Assembly Hall», de la Universidad de Illinois, con capacidad para 15.565 espectadores sentados —además de los espacios reservados a los representantes de la prensa, radio y T.V., artistas y espectadores inválidos que acudan en carritos de ruedas—. Puede ser ampliada colocando unas 1.500 sillas portátiles. El edificio está destinado a múltiples usos y dispone de los equipos e instalaciones adecuadas para todo tipo de celebraciones: asambleas, representaciones teatrales y musicales; espectáculos de: circo, patinaje sobre hielo, competiciones deportivas, etc., y ha permitido organizar, en el seno de la Universidad de Illinois, una serie de actividades que antes resultaban imposibles.

  10. The Hoopla Over the Higgs Boson: A Window into the State of Science Journalism

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    Cho, Adrian

    2012-10-01

    On July 4, experimenters at the European particle physics laboratory, CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, held a special seminar in which they reported that they had at last discovered something resembling the Higgs boson, the last missing piece in particle physicists' standard model. The event drew more than 100 journalists, including myself, and the days leading up to the seminar evolved in almost a caricature of a media circus. Rumors coursed across the internet, bloggers prognosticated about what would be reported, anonymous sources whispered confidence levels to eager reporters, and on the very eve of the seminar CERN's own press office inadvertently leaked a video explaining many of the details. At a post-seminar press conference, dozens of photographers and videographers swarmed Peter Higgs, the eponymous theorist from the University of Edinburgh. Higgs even had his own handler to help him fend off the press onslaught. It was all great fun, but for a traditional journalist the event highlighted the many open questions we journalists now face. In the age of blogs and Twitter, does anybody really care that journalists try to put together fair, balanced, and accessible accounts of events? Or are people just as happy to get their information directly from researchers through their blogs or the lab through its press office? Is being first out with the story the only measure of success these days, or is there still a market for deeper analysis? I'll use the Higgs hoopla as a lens to lay out the questions as I see them. I am hoping to get the answers of the members of the audience in a discussion.

  11. Demographic history, genetic structure and gene flow in a steppe-associated raptor species

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    Garcia Jesus T

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Environmental preferences and past climatic changes may determine the length of time during which a species range has contracted or expanded from refugia, thereby influencing levels of genetic diversification. Connectivity among populations of steppe-associated taxa might have been maximal during the long glacial periods, and interrupted only during the shorter interglacial phases, potentially resulting in low levels of genetic differentiation among populations. We investigated this hypothesis by exploring patterns of genetic diversity, past demography and gene flow in a raptor species characteristic of steppes, the Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus, using mitochondrial DNA data from 13 breeding populations and two wintering populations. Results Consistent with our hypothesis, Montagu's harrier has relatively low genetic variation at the mitochondrial DNA. The highest levels of genetic diversity were found in coastal Spain, France and central Asia. These areas, which were open landscapes during the Holocene, may have acted as refugia when most of the European continent was covered by forests. We found significant genetic differentiation between two population groups, at the SW and NE parts of the species' range. Two events of past population growth were detected, and occurred ca. 7500-5500 and ca. 3500-1000 years BP in the SW and NE part of the range respectively. These events were likely associated with vegetation shifts caused by climate and human-induced changes during the Holocene. Conclusions The relative genetic homogeneity observed across populations of this steppe raptor may be explained by a short isolation time, relatively recent population expansions and a relaxed philopatry. We highlight the importance of considering the consequence of isolation and colonization processes in order to better understand the evolutionary history of steppe species.

  12. Recommendations on the use of prescribed burning practices in grassland conservation - An evidence-based study from Hungary

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    Tóthmérész, Béla; Valkó, Orsolya; Török, Péter; Végvári, Zsolt; Deák, Balázs

    2015-04-01

    Fire as a natural disturbance has been present in most European grasslands. In parallel controlled use of burning was an important part of the traditional landscape management for millennia. It was used to reduce litter and suppress woody vegetation as well as to maintain open landscapes suitable for farming. Recently, human activities have a considerable impact on natural fire regimes through habitat fragmentation, cessation of traditional grassland management and climate change. Nowadays the majority of human-ignited fires are uncontrolled burnings and arson, which have serious negative impacts on human life, property and can be detrimental also from the nature conservation point of view. Despite fire was widely applied in the past and the considerable extension and frequency of current grassland fires, the impact of fire on the grassland biodiversity is still scarcely documented in Europe. The aim of our study was to gather practical knowledge and experiences from Hungary concerning the effects of fire on grasslands. To fulfil this aim we sent questionnaires to experts from Hungarian national park directorates to gather unpublished data and field observations concerning the effects of burning on grasslands. Based on the answers for the questionnaires fire regularly occur in almost every grassland types in Hungary. We found that effects of fire are habitat-specific. One hand uncontrolled burning and arson have serious detrimental impacts on many endangered species (ground-dwelling birds, such as Asio flammeus, Tringa totanus and Vanellus vanellus; or lizards, such as Ablepharus kitaibelii). On the other hand in several cases fire has a positive effect on the habitat structure and favours species of high nature conservation interest (plant species, such as Adonis volgensis, Chamaecytisus supinus and Pulsatilla grandis; butterflies, such as Euphydryas aurinia; bird species such as Circus aeruginosus and Larus cachinnans). Our results suggest that even uncontrolled

  13. Lead in hawks, falcons and owls downstream from a mining site on the Coeur D'Alene river, Idaho

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    Henny, C.J.; Blus, L.J.; Hoffman, D.J.; Grove, R.A.

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    Mining and smelting at Kellogg-Smelterville, Idaho, resulted in high concentrations of lead in Coeur d'Alene (CDA) River sediments and the floodplain downstream, where American Kestrels (Falco sparverius), Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus), Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus), and Western Screech-owls (Otus kennicotti) nested. Nestling American Kestrels contained significantly higher (P=0.0012) blood lead concentrations along the CDA River (0.24 ?g/g, wet wt) than the nearby reference area (0.087 ?g/g). A 35% inhibition of blood *-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) in nestling Northern Harriers (P=0.0001), 55% in nestling American Kestrels (P=0.0001) and 81% in adult American Kestrels (P=0.0004) provided additional evidence of lead exposure in the CDA River population. In nestling American Kestrels and Northern Harriers, ALAD activity was negatively correlated with lead in blood. An earlier report on Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) showed slightly less inhibition of ALAD than in American Kestrels, but no significant reduction in hemoglobin or hematocrit and no negative influence on production rates. The adult and nestling American Kestrels along the CDA River contained about twice as much blood lead as Ospreys during the same years (adult 0.46 vs. 0.20 ?g/g, and nestling 0.24 vs. 0.09 ?g/g), but adults showed a 7.5% reduction in hemoglobin (P=0.0356) and nestlings an 8.2% reduction in hemoglobin (P=0.0353) and a 5.8% reduction in hematocrit (P=0.0482). We did not observe raptor deaths related to lead, and although the production rate for American Kestrels was slightly lower along the CDA River, we found no significant negative relation between productivity and lead. Limited data on the other raptors provide evidence of exposure to lead along the CDA River. Several traits of raptors apparently reduce their potential for accumulating critical levels of lead which is primarily stored in bones of prey species.

  14. Criaturas de la guerra. Memorias traumáticas de la guerra civil en el cine español contemporáneo

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    Manuel Nicolás Meseguer

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available (se incluye en español y en inglés Este artículo aborda el estudio de un conjunto de películas de la primera década del siglo XXI que, con el trasfondo de la guerra civil y la posguerra, han construido relatos desde las coordenadas del cine fantástico y de terror. Estas películas que se distancian de la tradición del drama social y político, evidencian una forma distinta de mirar y sentir la historia española. Las películas a las que nos referimos son: El espinazo del diablo (2001 y El laberinto del fauno (2006, ambas de Guillermo del Toro; Balada triste de trompeta (2010, de Álex de la Iglesia; y El mar (2000 y Pa negre (2010, de Agustí Villaronga. En todas ellas hay un tema común: una infancia traumatizada por los desastres de la guerra. A través del presente artículo se analizarán estos relatos tomando como eje fundamental la presencia del concepto estético de «lo siniestro», auténtico motor ficcional  para el sustrato histórico de estos filmes. English title: «Children of the War. Traumatic memories of the Civil War on Spanish contemporary cinema» Keywords: Film aesthetics, Horror film, Uncanny, Spanish Civil War, Contemporary Spanish cinema Spanish Civil War films have traditionally been made according to the schemes of the political, social and historical drama. Over the last ten years, in addition to that dramatic tradition a new generation of movies has distanced itself from historical rigor, social and political reflections and the revision of the memory. This article looks at a group of contemporary fantasy and horror Spanish films: El mar / The Sea (2000 and Pa negre / Black Bread (2010, by Agustí Villaronga; El espinazo del Diablo I The Devil’s Backbone (2001 and El laberinto del fauno / Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, by the Mexican Guillermo del Toro; just as Alex de la Iglesia’s Balada triste de trompeta / The Last Circus (2010. All of them have a common topic: a childhood traumatized by the disasters of war

  15. Refurbishment of Cirus in-core components

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    Circus is a 40- MWt vertical tank type research reactor with natural uranium as fuel, demineralised light water as coolant, heavy water as moderator and graphite as reflector. The reactor was commissioned in the year 1960 and operated at an overage availability factor of over 70% till early nineties, when various systems, structures and components (SSCs) started showing signs of ageing. Detailed ageing studies were therefore carried out to assess the condition of various SSCs and refurbishing requirements were finalized towards extending the life of the reactor. In-core components, being non-replaceable generally, were critically examined to the extent possible. Detailed visual examination of a few reactor vessel (RV) tubes, made of aluminium, was carried out using micro video camera and in addition all the RV tubes were inspected using eddy current testing method. RV shell, also made of aluminium, was similarly visually inspected with micro video camera. To assess the effect of irradiation on the RV material, samples of similar tubes irradiated to comparable neutron fluence were tested. Towards assessment of fatigue life of RV expansion joint, made of aluminium, a finite element analysis using NISA computer code was performed. Theoretical assessment for stored Wigner energy in graphite reflector was carried out. Graphite block samples were also removed from the reactor and stored energy levels were measured to plan for any in-situ graphite annealing, if required. Visual inspection of approachable portions of steel and aluminium thermal shields was also carried out. These water-cooled thermal shields provided above and below the RV were hydro tested. The weld joint between coolant inlet pipe and top plate of upper aluminium shield showed minor leakage. A special metallic hollow plug was developed and remotely installed in the leaky pipe to isolate the leaky portion while maintaining the coolant flow in the pipe. Helium leak was found from flange joints located on

  16. Scientific-technical cooperation with Russia. Transient analyses for alternative types of water-cooled reactors. Final report; WTZ mit Russland. Transientenanalysen fuer wassergekuehlte Kernreaktoren. Abschlussbericht

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    Rohde, Ulrich [Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany). Inst. fuer Sicherheitsforschung; Kozmenkov, Yaroslav [Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany). Inst. fuer Sicherheitsforschung; Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Obninsk (Russian Federation); Pivovarov, Valeri; Matveev, Yurij [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Obninsk (Russian Federation)

    2010-12-15

    The recently developed multi-group version DYN3D-MG of the reactor dynamics code DYN3D has been qualified for applications to water-cooled reactor concepts different from industrial PWR and BWR. An extended DYN3D version was applied to the graphite-moderated pressure tube reactor EGP-6 (NPP Bilibino) and conceptual design studies of an advanced Boiling Water Reactor with reduced moderation (RMWR) as well as the RUTA-70 reactor for low temperature heat supply. Concerning the RUTA reactor, safe heat removal by natural circulation of the coolant at low pressure has to be shown. For the corresponding validation of thermo-hydraulic system codes like ATHLET and RELAP5, experiments on flashing-induced natural circulation instabilities performed at the CIRCUS test facility at the TU Delft were simulated using the RELAP5 code. For the application to alternative water-cooled reactors, DYN3D model extensions and modifications were implemented, in particular adaptations of heat conduction and heat transfer models. Performing code-to-code comparisons with the Russian fine-mesh neutron diffusion code ACADEM contributed to the verification of DYN3D-MG. Validation has been performed by calculating reactor dynamics experiments at the NPP Bilibino. For the reactors EGP-6, RMWR and RUTA, analyses of various protected and unprotected control rod withdrawal and ejection transients were performed. The beyond design basis accident (BDBA) scenario ''Coast-down of all main coolant pumps at nominal power without scram'' for the RUTA reactor was analyzed using the code complexes DYN3D/ATHLET and DYN3D/RELAP5. It was shown, that the reactor passes over to a save asymptotic state at reduced power with coolant natural circulation. Analyzing the BDBA ''Unprotected withdrawal of a control rod group'' for the RMWR, the safety against Departure from Nucleate Boiling (DNB) could not be shown with the necessary confidence. Finally, conclusions have been drawn

  17. MODELING OF CONVECTIVE STREAMS IN PNEUMOBASIC OBJECTS (Part 2

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    Full Text Available The article presents modeling for investigation of aerodynamic processes on area sections (including a group of complex constructional works for different regimes of drop and wind streams  and  temperature  conditions  and  in  complex  constructional  works  (for  different regimes of heating and ventilation. There were developed different programs for innovation problems solution in the field of heat and mass exchange in three-dimensional space of pres- sures-speeds-temperatures of оbjects.The field of uses of pneumobasic objects: construction and roof of tennis courts, hockey pitches, swimming pools , and also exhibitions’ buildings, circus buildings, cafes, aqua parks, studios, mobile objects of medical purposes, hangars, garages, construction sites, service sta- tions and etc. Advantages of such objects are the possibility and simplicity of multiple instal- lation and demolition works. Their large-scale implementation is determined by temperature- moisture conditions under the shells.Analytical and calculating researches, real researches of thermodynamic parameters of heat and mass exchange, multifactorial processes of air in pneumobasic objects, their shells in a wide range of climatic parameters of air (January – December in the Republic of Belarus, in many geographical latitudes of many countries have shown that the limit of the possibility of optimizing wind loads, heat flow, acoustic effects is infinite (sports, residential, industrial, warehouse, the military-technical units (tanks, airplanes, etc.. In modeling of convective flows in pneumobasic objects (part 1 there are processes with higher dynamic parameters of the air flow for the characteristic pneumobasic object, carried out the calculation of the velocity field, temperature, pressure at the speed of access of air through the inflow holes up to 5 m/sec at the moments of times (20, 100, 200, 400 sec. The calculation was performed using the developed mathematical

  18. INCITE: A randomised trial comparing constraint induced movement therapy and bimanual training in children with congenital hemiplegia

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    Gilmore Rose

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Congenital hemiplegia is the most common form of cerebral palsy (CP accounting for 1 in 1300 live births. These children have limitations in capacity to use the impaired upper limb and bimanual coordination deficits which impact on daily activities and participation in home, school and community life. There are currently two diverse intensive therapy approaches. Traditional therapy has adopted a bimanual approach (BIM training and recently, constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT has emerged as a promising unimanual approach. Uncertainty remains about the efficacy of these interventions and characteristics of best responders. This study aims to compare the efficacy of CIMT to BIM training to improve outcomes across the ICF for school children with congenital hemiplegia. Methods/Design A matched pairs randomised comparison design will be used with children matched by age, gender, side of hemiplegia and level of upper limb function. Based on power calculations a sample size of 52 children (26 matched pairs will be recruited. Children will be randomised within pairs to receive either CIMT or BIM training. Both interventions will use an intensive activity based day camp model, with groups receiving the same dosage of intervention delivered in the same environment (total 60 hours over 10 days. A novel circus theme will be used to enhance motivation. Groups will be compared at baseline, then at 3, 26 and 52 weeks following intervention. Severity of congenital hemiplegia will be classified according to brain structure (MRI and white matter fibre tracking, cortical excitability using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS, functional use of the hand in everyday tasks (Manual Ability Classification System and Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS. Outcomes will address neurovascular changes (functional MRI, functional connectivity, and brain (reorganisation (TMS, body structure and function (range of motion, spasticity

  19. Palacio de los Deportes

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    Full Text Available This building was specially built for the Mexico Olympic Games, and was the site for the basketball competition. But during the design stage it was foreseen that it could be later adapted to various other uses, such as boxing matches, ice skating displays, theatre, circus, shows, etc. It has 19.834 seats for spectators. Its circular planform has a 180 m diameter, and there are three levels of organisation. — on the lower level there is accommodation for the competitors, the press and the organisers of the Olympic Competitions; — the main level houses the entrance halls, the stairs, and access to the lower and middle spectator stands; — the top level has the washrooms for the public, the special stands and access to the middle and top stands. The outstanding feature of this sports palace is its general structure, which from the outset was regarded as the dominant element of the design, and also defined its plastic and spatial quality.Este edificio, construido para los Juegos Olímpicos de México, fue destinado a los juegos de baloncesto, pero al proyectarlo se previó que posteriormente pudiera servir para múltiples usos: celebración de combates de boxeo, espectáculos sobre hielo, teatro, circo, etc. Tiene capacidad para 19.824 espectadores sentados. Su planta es circular, con un diámetro total de 180 m, y está organizada en tres niveles: — en el nivel inferior se alojan: los servicios para deportistas, prensa y organización del Certamen Olímpico; —el nivel principal alberga: los vestíbulos, escaleras y accesos a gradería baja y media; — y en el nivel superior se distribuyen: los servicios para público, palcos y accesos a gradería media y alta. En este Palacio de los Deportes destaca su estructura general que fue considerada, desde la fase del proyecto, como el elemento dominante de la composición, y el determinante de su sentido plástico y espacial.

  20. El subsuelo de la Torre del Pretorio: substructiones de tradición helenística bajo la sede del Concilium Prouinciae Hispaniae Citerioris (Tarraco

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    Serena Vinci, M.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the study of a complex architectonical area within the so-called provincial forum of Tarraco. The analysis of the architectonical stratigraphy and of the construction processes has been a fundamental tool to understand an area characterized by a complicated urban evolution, showing the development of the building project of such a vast construction as it is the provincial forum. Unfortunately, the absence of data provided by archaeological excavations limits the definition of a precise absolute chronology. The process of transforming the top of Tarraco’s hill into a monumental area started, according to historical and numismatic sources, during the Julio-Claudian era was completed in the Flavian one by ending this monumental complex distributed in three platforms. The area here analysed, placed close to the circus, belongs to a system of substructiones which commonly features those forum and sacred complexes organized in platforms at different levels.El artículo presenta el estudio de un área arquitectónicamente compleja, integrada dentro del denominado Foro Provincial de Tarraco. El análisis de la estratigrafía arquitectónica y de los procesos de construcción, ha representado un instrumento fundamental para la interpretación de un área caracterizada por una compleja evolución urbanística, poniendo en evidencia el desarrollo del proyecto constructivo de una obra de gran envergadura como la del Foro Provincial. Desafortunadamente, la ausencia de datos procedentes de las excavaciones arqueológicas, ha limitado la definición de una cronología absoluta exacta. El proceso de monumentalización de la cima de la colina tarraconense iniciado, según las fuentes históricas y numismáticas, en época julio-claudia, culminó en época Flavia con la finalización del complejo monumental distribuido en tres terrazas. El sector que se examina, situado junto al circo, se encuadra dentro de un sistema de substructiones que a

  1. Spring migration of waterbirds and raptors at Medvedce reservoir (Dravsko polje, NE Slovenia/ Spomladanska selitev vodnih ptic in ujed na zadrževalniku Medvedce (Dravsko polje, SV Slovenija

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    Bordjan Dejan

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Spring migration of birds, particularly waterbirds and raptors, was monitored from dawn till dusk from an observation point located on the levee on the northern side of the Medvedce reservoir (Dravsko polje, NE Slovenia in three separate years (1-17 Mar 2009; 25 Mar-10 Apr 2011; 28 Feb-12 Apr 2012. In all three years, 42,045 individuals of 89 species (66 waterbirds, 23 raptors migrated over the site. 38,238 of these were waterbirds. The most numerous species was Lapwing Vanellus vanellus (11,813 individuals, followed by Blackheaded Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus (10,515 individuals. In total, 3807 migratory storks, raptors and Cranes Grus grus were counted. Harriers (2303 individuals were by far the most numerous group. The prevailing direction of migration was SW-NE. Half of all migrating birds were observed in the altitudinal belt between 10 and 100 m above ground level. Harriers were mostly observed up to 100 m above ground level, whereas storks, other raptors and Cranes were observed most often in the altitudinal belt between 100 and 500 m above ground level. The highest numbers of waterbirds were observed between 10 and 100 m above ground level. In the first five hours after sunrise, 61.3% of all waterbirds, 44.0% of all storks and raptors and only 20.5% of Cranes were observed. Although other parts of Dravsko polje have never been studied in such detail, it is possible that a significant portion of migrating birds from a larger area gathers at this site. This study confirms the importance of the area for migrating and staging birds, especially for Great Egret Ardea alba, Marsh Circus aeruginosus and Hen Harriers C. cyaneus, Osprey Pandion haliaetus, Crane, Ruff Calidris pugnax and Black-headed Gull that all reached at least 0.1% of their respective biogeographic populations. Internationally significant are particularly the numbers of migrating Marsh (1079 individuals in 2012 and Hen Harriers (408 individuals in 2012, as there are only few

  2. The Peculiarities of Territorial Distribution and Abundance of Birds of Prey in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine

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    Stanislav G. Viter

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the features of the spatial distribution and abundance of birds of prey in the Kharkov region, Ukraine. Investigations were carried out in 2003–2013 years. Totaly we found 1569 nest sites of Falconiformes. There are 29 species of raptors in avifauna of Kharkiv region. Nine of them are wintering species and 16 – nesting. The highest number of nest sites we found in agricultural landscapes – 677 pairs. However, population density here is low, and high number of nest sites can be explained by large extension of this type of habitat. Also significant populations of birds of prey inhabit forest-steppe areas of Central Russian Upland (East European Plain – 468 pairs, steppe areas of Central Russian Upland – at least 279 pairs (notable that the size of steppe areas are 4 times smaller then forest-steppe areas, and gully forests on the spurs of Donets Ridge – 205 pairs (the size of this habitat in Kharkiv region is no more than 3 000 km2. The other habitats includes highlands in the forest-steppe zone covered with oak forests – 431 pairs, and floodplain forests in the valley of river Siverskyi Donets – 148 pairs (with rather small area of this habitat. These last two habitats are refuge for local populations of Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennata and Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus because these areas held the most stable nest sites and the highest density of these two species. The same could be said about gully forests on the spurs of Donets Ridge. The estimate number of breeding pairs of Falconiformes in gully forests is around 290 pairs. In this study, we also assessed the total number of breeding Birds of Prey in Kharkiv region. Here are our estimates: Honey Buzzard – 142–156 pairs, Black Kite (Milvus migrans – 133–148 pairs, White-Tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla – 26–28 pairs, Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus – 174–191, Marsh Harrier (C. aeruginosus – 344–359, Northern Goshawk

  3. A Poison Pill to Current Mathematics Delivered

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    Vinoo Cameron

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The author had receded to discover the calculus of spirals, and then this discovery hit him, cutting short the calculus. The findings of concordance between natural linear numbers and prime numbers are so blatant in the mathematics, and clearly all prime numbers can be placed by spirals by their gaps and ascension of +2 and that linear ascension of prime numbers , is not mathematics in the overall logic as shown here. This manuscript is about the basics of the correct spiral placement of prime numbers and completely rejects the current linear mathematics with regard to Prime numbers, even though there is some abject work on prime number distribution over the last two centuries including the work of Riemann, but all that is irrelevant with regards to the reality of numbers mathematics. The facts are even evident on a very special ,a novel Prime number  sieve of Theo Denotter , who had done this for Hope research . The author is a physician/surgeon, who in later life decided to take a fresh look into the circus of mathematics after his son was misdiagnosed because of an error in simple mathematics related to a torsion deformity of the spine. The author in this short manuscript is concerned about mathematics, and not its current pedigree, and current writing modes. The author is recently published and offers a fresh look at mathematics and clearly suggests that current mathematics is all wet in its pursuit of the final discovery in mathematics. The author points out for the sake of mathematics this perpetuated obsession that Prime numbers are somehow random by linear ascension, is Poppy cock! And yet premier universities and journals peruse it. The author in very simple mathematics, presents a simple evidence that by definition Prime numbers cannot be random (as is vastly proven in his publications, as their gaps are rational, divisible by 2 in several ways. The mathematical readers can deduce that by examination of the evidence presented here and

  4. Micromammiferi dei piani carsici di Colfiorito (Perugia - Macerata

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    A. Gaggi

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    Full Text Available È stata condotta la prima indagine qualitativa sulla microteriofauna del Parco Regionale di Colfiorito (PG e dell?intero sistema dei piani carsici, che si sviluppano tra 750 e 800 m. s.l.m. sullo spartiacque appenninico umbro-marchigiano centro- meridionale. L?area di studio si estende per 5651,27 ha con un?escursione altitudinale da 750 a 1440 m s.l.m., interessando la palude omonima e alcuni territori limitrofi. Si è indagato nelle seguenti categorie ambientali: palude (fascia esterna, prato umido e torbiera, pascolo, bosco di latifoglie e zone antropizzate. Tra giugno 2000 e maggio 2001 sono state effettuate 16 uscite (4 per stagione, utilizzando i seguenti metodi: a trappolamento incruento, con trappole ed esche di vario tipo e successivo rilascio dei selvatici catturati, per 616 notti trappola, 38 catture, 6 specie: Clethrionomys glareolus, Microtus savii, Apodemus flavicollis, A. sylvaticus, Rattus norvegicus e Mus domesticus; b raccolta di boli. La mancata reperibilità di siti di Barbagianni Tyto alba e di Allocco Strix aluco ha portato a recuperare ed analizzare 65 borre di Albanella reale Circus cyaneus e 13 di Albanella minore C. pygargus, con il contenuto di microroditori rispettivamente del 77,3% e del 10%. In entrambe le diete è apparsa interessante la presenza di crani riferibili a Microtus cfr. subterraneus. Il metodo ha fornito, contemporaneamente, nuove informazioni sull?alimentazione di queste albanelle in Italia; c ricerca di resti di pasto, nidi e tane, impronte, carcasse. Ha accertato le specie Erinaceus europaeus e Sciurus vulgaris oltre al genere Talpa; d ricerca bibliografica, museografica e fotografica. Ha accertato Sorex minutus, S. samniticus, Neomys fodiens, Glis glis,

  5. Digital relief 3D model of the Khibiny massive (Kola peninsula)

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    Chesalova, Elena; Asavin, Alex

    2015-04-01

    at the bottom and at the edge of the valley. Changing these parameters for different climatic seasons allows us to estimate the duration of the existence of gas in homogeneities in the aerial under soil and up soil layers. Complex ring structure site and manifestations of recent tectonic movements allow it to allocate more closed areas with different plant-land cover and different geomorphological features. In particular stand out - bogs, forest area on the slopes and riparian forest zone, the zone of mountain tundra and rocky plateau. Designated areas should be considered together with the full history of the evolution relief Khibin, processes of decrease glaciers and their occurrence. One of the results of the work performed is the allocation within the array of closed circuses, paleo-ice landforms drumlin and moraine ridges. These landforms represent the latest stage of the glacial history of glaciation on the Kola Peninsula and the Arctic coast. Estimated areal characteristics of different forms. In some cases it was possible to separate a sequence of glacial relief forms, which suggests staging a retreat of glaciers in the area. The project highlighted areas open mining apatite ores in Khibiny massif. Career located in the inner part of the massif form a closed area drain mine water pollution and wind. While the new career located on the border of the array and the forest zone characterized by a single watershed and accordingly included in the ecological life support cycle of residential villages and towns of Kirovsk and Apatity. This fact forces us to view mining activity as a powerful source of contamination. Designed GIS project thus can be used to solve a number of problems geomorphological orientation. In addition a number of application issues - the environment, paleoclimatology, geotectonic can be successfully addressed on the basis of the digital 3D model.

  6. Mechanical-mathematical modeling for landslide process

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    Svalova, V.

    2009-04-01

    500 m and displacement of a landslide in the plan over 1 m. Last serious activization of a landslide has taken place in 2002 with a motion on 53 cm. Catastrophic activization of the deep blockglide landslide in the area of Khoroshevo in Moscow took place in 2006-2007. A crack of 330 m long appeared in the old sliding circus, along which a new 220 m long creeping block was separated from the plateau and began sinking with a displaced surface of the plateau reaching to 12 m. Such activization of the landslide process was not observed in Moscow since mid XIX century. The sliding area of Khoroshevo was stable during long time without manifestations of activity. Revealing of the reasons of deformation and development of ways of protection from deep landslide motions is extremely actual and difficult problem which decision is necessary for preservation of valuable historical monuments and modern city constructions. The reasons of activization and protective measures are discussed. Structure of monitoring system for urban territories is elaborated. Mechanical-mathematical model of high viscous fluid was used for modeling of matter behavior on landslide slopes. Equation of continuity and an approximated equation of the Navier-Stockes for slow motions in a thin layer were used. The results of modelling give possibility to define the place of highest velocity on landslide surface, which could be the best place for monitoring post position. Model can be used for calibration of monitoring equipment and gives possibility to investigate some fundamental aspects of matter movement on landslide slope.

  7. Ecological study of a wetland in Vercelli area. Bird community of 'palude di San Genuario' (Crescentino-Fontanetto Po); Studio ecologico di una zona umida del Vercellese. La comunita' ornitica della palude di S. Genuario (Crescentino-Fontanetto Po)

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    Cellerino, A.; Rossi, G.L. [ENEA, Divisione Protezione dell' Uomo e degli Ecosistemi, Centro Ricerche Saluggia, Vercelli (Italy)

    2001-07-01

    The Palude di San Genuario, that includes an artificial wetland zone, has been declared a Community importance site according to Directive CEE n. 92/43 (Habitat), because of the rare bird species living in (as Botarus stellaris, Ardea purpurea, Circus aeruginosus). This research has the aim to improve the knowledge about natural characteristics, the ornithological community and the conservation degree of the area. The study has been carried out by the Sezione Componente Biotica dell'Ecosistema of the ENEA Research Center of Saluggia during 1996, 1997, 1998. It has been possible to describe the ornithological wintering and reproductive community, defining it in terms of diversity by the application of indices (Shannon-Weaver, Berger-Parker, Pielou, Simpson). Besides, the community has been analyzed by the calculation of the curves of relative abundance distribution verifying the consistency in respect to four theoretic models. Using Brichetti and Gariboldi's system of evaluation for the nesting species (based on italian species) and verifying the species considered by the Red List of italian birds, by the work of Tucker and Heath concerning the european species of conservation interest (1994) and by International Convention (Berna and Bonn) as well as European Directives (Birds Directive), it has been possible to point out that the most interesting species belong to wetlands habitats. In accordance with these results, some managerial hypothesis have been elaborated in order to preserve the area. [Italian] La palude di S. Genuario, che racchiude una zona umida di origine artificiale, e' stata individuata come sito di Importanza Comunitaria, ai sensi della Direttiva CEE n. 92/43 ({sup H}abitat{sup )}, per le specie avifaunistiche rare che ospita (Tarabuso, Airone rosso, Falco di palude). Questo studio ha lo scopo di costituire uno strumento conoscitivo riguardante le caratteristiche naturali, i popolamenti ornitici e lo stato di conservazione del sito

  8. Wire-mesh sensors: an experimental tool for two-phase CDF model development and code validation

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    frequency is 2.5 kHz. In the meanwhile, a sensor of this kind has been constructed and successfully used in a hot steam-water flow at 70 bar and 286 deg. C. Experiments were carried out at a vertical test channel of 195 mm inner diameter, in which the distance between gas/steam injection and sensor can be varied in a wide range. Results will be presented. Some other prominent examples of the application of wire-mesh sensors will be given, like (1) the use of two wire-mesh sensors at the CIRCUS test facility of the University of Delft in the Netherlands for boiling water reactor stability studies, (2) the visualization of cavitation at fast-acting cut-off valves at the Pilot Plant Pipework test facility of Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen, (3) the visualization of the flow structure behind a closing globe valve at TU Munich, and finally (4) mixing studies in single-phase flow at the ROCOM test facility in Rossendorf, which are aimed at the mixing of de-borated slugs during boron dilution transients. Results will be discussed on basis of animated data visualizations for all examples. The accuracy and the effect of the wire grids to the flow were investigated using a sensor built into a transparent channel. The comparison with the frames of a high-speed video camera have shown that the sensor acts as a bubble fragmenting obstacle. Nevertheless it was be proved, that the sensor signal represents the bubble geometry present in the upstream flow. (author)

  9. Study on Electrophysiological Properties of Atrial and Atriovent ricular Node in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation%阵发性心房颤动者心房内及房室结电生理特性

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    高修仁; 刘思明; 马虹; 柳俊; 王业松; 梁耀荣

    2001-01-01

    【Objective】 To compare the difference of electrophy siological properties in atrial and atrioventricular node between patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and normal adults, and to study the initiation ra te of atrial fibrillation in the two groups. 【Methods】 The electrophysiologica l preperties were detected by the technique of esophagus-atrial program pacing in 182 patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and 30 normal adults. 【Resu lt】 ①The initiation rate of atrial fibrillation by the technique of esophagus -atrial pacing was 95.6%; ②In the state of normal sinus rhythm and in basic c ycle length, There was no difference in atrial and A-V node conduction function between the two groups; ③The atrial effective refrectory period (ERPA) was s ignificantly shortened and both atrial relative refrectory period (RRPA) and i ntra-atrial conduction delay (IACD) were significantly lengthened in the atrial fibrillation group when compared with the control group by using premature impu lse. 【Conclusion】 ①In patients with atrial fibrillation, the abnormalities of electrophysiological property would favor the development of micro-circus move ment; ②The esophagus-atrial pacing may be the useful method for identifing the clinical diagnosis of suspected atrial fibrillation but short of evidence of el etrocardiogram.%【目的】 比较阵发性心房颤动(简称阵发性房颤)者及正常人 心房内及房室结的电生理特性差异,通过调搏刺激研究两者的房颤诱发成功率。【方法】 用食道心房调搏技术对182例阵发性房颤者及30例健康成年人进行程序刺激并作电生理测 定。【结果】 ①食道心房调搏术对阵发性房颤者的诱发成功率高达95.6%;②窦律及基础 起搏情况下两组的房内传导及房室传导无统计学差别;③早搏刺激下阵发性房颤者以心房有 效不 应期缩短、相对不应期延长、及房间传导时间延长为主要特点

  10. J. M. Coetzee’s unsettling portrayals of Elizabeth Costello = Os retratos vexatórios de J. M. Coetzee sobre Elizabeth Costello

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    Laura Giovannelli

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper addresses the vexed question of animal and human rights byfocusing on Coetzee’s ‘trilogy’ connected with Elizabeth Costello’s lecturing and experiencing, from her anti-Cartesian stances and sympathetic imagination advocated in The lives of animals, through the eight lessons which she frantically goes over and delivers like a ‘circus seal’, or even happens to be taught (in Elizabeth Costello, up to Slow man, where she turns into the waspish, vulpine ‘Costello woman’ preying on tortoise-like Paul Rayment. As such a debasing hybridization may already suggest, the committed intellectual shall lose track of her formerly heated debates on animals as ‘embodied souls’ and divinely created beings to be held in great respect, to enter a region of ethical ambivalence where biological and axiological boundaries are deviously blurred. Textual evidence andcommentaries on Coetzee’s fictional world and thematic concerns are provided to single out the stages of this unsettling metamorphosis, a process through which Costello wavers between Franciscan self-effacement and dictatorial omniscience. In the upshot, the striving after a recognition of animal dignity is seemingly supplanted by a debasement of the human person into a pet or a beast, as though she had lost herself in a labyrinth of fumbling speculation.O problema vexatório sobre os direitos dos animais e das pessoas é analisado pela trilogia de Coetzee, ou seja, a partir das conferências e das experiências de Elizabeth Costello, nas quais propõe sua posição anticartesiana e sua imaginação simpatética defendida em The lives of animals, versando sobre as oito aulas que ela ministra como ‘uma foca circense’ ou até quando é tutelada (em Elizabeth Costello, até Slow man, onde se transforma na ‘fêmeaCostello’, uma loba que age como predadora junto ao lento Paul Rayment. Como a hibridização acima mencionada pode sugerir, o intelectual pode se esquecer dos

  11. Determination of sound types and source levels of airborne vocalizations by California sea lions, Zalophus californianus, in rehabilitation at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California

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    Schwalm, Afton Leigh

    California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) are a highly popular and easily recognized marine mammal in zoos, aquariums, circuses, and often seen by ocean visitors. They are highly vocal and gregarious on land. Surprisingly, little research has been performed on the vocalization types, source levels, acoustic properties, and functions of airborne sounds used by California sea lions. This research on airborne vocalizations of California sea lions will advance the understanding of this aspect of California sea lions communication, as well as examine the relationship between health condition and acoustic behavior. Using a PhillipsRTM digital recorder with attached microphone and a calibrated RadioShackRTM sound pressure level meter, acoustical data were recorded opportunistically on California sea lions during rehabilitation at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA. Vocalizations were analyzed using frequency, time, and amplitude variables with Raven Pro: Interactive Sound Analysis Software Version 1.4 (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY). Five frequency, three time, and four amplitude variables were analyzed for each vocalization. Differences in frequency, time, and amplitude variables were not significant by sex. The older California sea lion group produced vocalizations that were significantly lower in four frequency variables, significantly longer in two time variables, significantly higher in calibrated maximum and minimum amplitude variables, and significantly lower in frequency at maximum and minimum amplitude compared with pups. Six call types were identified: bark, goat, growl/grumble, bark/grumble, bark/growl, and grumble/moan. The growl/grumble call was higher in dominant beginning, ending, and minimum frequency, as well as in the frequency at maximum amplitude compared with the bark, goat, bark/grumble calls in the first versus last vocalization sample. The goat call was significantly higher in first harmonic interval than any other call type

  12. Dos obras de Welton Becket (EE. UU.

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    Becket, Welton

    1974-02-01

    Full Text Available Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It is oval in shape and can house sports competitions and gymnastic events, musical productions, circuses and it can be used to show films as well as for expositions, meetings and conventions. From the plaza, entrance is achieved through a mirrored gallery circumscribing the building and that communicates with the interior corridor that sorrounds the court. It holds more than 11,000 people and there are telescopic platforms that unfold at court-level and portable chairs that increase this capacity to a total of 16,500. The building is covered by a steel frame, limited on the outside by a wide metallic cantilever. The whole system is supported by 32 large concrete columns, in U shape, that show on the exterior facade. The Coliseum has theatrical lighting and sound installations which adapt it to each of the different types of events the building can be used for. Under the adjacent plaza a large underground exhibition hall has been set up to serve the Coliseum. More than 5,000 m2 in area, this space can be subdivided by folding panels as needed. Bullock’s Shopping Center in Northridge. The main feature of this large department store is that it has been treated entirely as a stage for the various goods that are on display there. Moreover, its design has broken with the traditional box shape typical of this type of building, replacing it with a polyhedral volume for a more dynamic effect. Great importance has been given in this building to architectonic spaces as well as the lighting system and the decor. Thus, the different areas are given more or less importance by means of the various lighting effects, while the decoration and architectonic forms differentiate and limit the various display areas. A system of ornaments and mobile partitions gives the unit great flexibility thus permitting modifications as per the needs of each particular moment.Coliseo en memoria de los veteranos de Nassau. Es de forma oval, y

  13. Vegan and vegetarianism as a life styleYaşam tarzı olarak vegan ve vejetaryenlik

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    Güzin Yasemin Tunçay Son

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Vegan and vegetarianism that becomes an increasing trend day by day is a life style and a life philosophy and a bioethical approach. The reason of choosing for being a vegan/ vegetarian differs according to people’s preferences. These may be; respecting for a living things’ life, taking an ethical position against exploitation of animals, reducing ecological damage, being healthy and religious purposes. Most people believe that the nature and animals just exist for the sake of them. Accordingly, people use and consume them with impunity. Human exploits animals to use them for different kinds of purposes he wishes. While some of them are cared and fed at home (like cats, dogs some of them are raised at farms for eating or to benefit from their products such as eggs and milk. There are also some other animals to be used for entertaining purposes in circuses or camel wrestling and bull fighting. There are also animals used for their abilities. A police dog can be given as an example. Police dogs are used for their powerful sense of smell that people have not. There have been some traditional practices that include some animals. Other two examples are turkeys being eaten at thanksgiving day and a ram decorated at the Festival of Sacrifice and sent to the fiancée‘s home. On the one hand it is observed that consuming meat of an animal has different meanings in terms of gender considerations. For example, eating meat is viewed as masculine behavior while eating vegetables is feminine. In addition, meat at advertisements is generally symbolized as a woman. These kinds of behaviors, attitudes, beliefs affect development of veganism/ vegetarianism positively or negatively. In this paper, veganism/vegetarianism is described as a life style. Özet Gün geçtikçe sayılarında artış olan vegan ve vejetaryenlik, bir yaşam tarzı, bir hayat felsefesi ve biyoetik bir yaklaşımdır. İnsanların vegan/vejetaryenliği seçme nedenleri farklılık g

  14. L'aportació dels metges de Lleida a l'educació física catalana del segle XIX La aportación de los médicos de Lérida a la educación física catalana del siglo XIX The contribution of Lérida doctors to catalan physical education in the XIX century

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    Javier Torrebadella Flix

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    convirtieron en un referente para propagar los conocimientos y desarrollo de la educación física y los ejercicios gimnásticos. Estas aportaciones se inician a partir de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX con las principales manifestaciones profesionales y académicas de Luis Roca, Tomás Casals, Carlos Amat o Martina Castells. El impacto institucional y social en el ejercicio de la profesión de estos y otros médicos dio la vuelta a la percepción popular que se tenía en Lérida acerca de los ejercicios gimnásticos, con frecuencia considerados unas actividades arriesgadas propias de los de acróbatas de circo o bajo la influencia militar. Las intervenciones propagandísticas de estos médicos se convirtieron en los primeros referentes en la institucionalización oficial de la educación física escolar y pública de Lérida.In the first half of the 19th century in Lérida, (Spain doctors began to play a key role in the dissemination of knowledge and the development of physical education and gymnastic exercises. The first contributions were made through the main professional and academic results of Luis Roca, Tomás Casals, Carlos Amat and Martina Castells. The institutional and social impact of the work of these and other doctors changed the popular perception of gymnastic exercises in Lleida (Spain at the time, which were frequently considered risky activities carried out by circus acrobats or under military influence. The dissemination activities of these doctors became the first points of reference in the official institutionalization of school and public physical education in Lleida.

  15. U.S. Department Of Energy's nuclear engineering education research: highlights of recent and current research-II. 6. A Flashing Simulator for Natural Circulation Heated Systems

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    the comprehensive analysis of the flashing-related instabilities, which would otherwise require a separate user-developed code for each step. Preliminary simulations using the model show that it can capture the location of flashing in the experiments conducted on the Dodewaard reactor very well. As part of the international collaboration of this project, experiments are being conducted at the CIRCUS facility of the Kramers Laboratorium voor Fysische Technologie at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (at no cost to DOE). Experiments are being performed covering a wide range of heat flux, flow rates, and subcooling. (authors)

  16. Analysis and Evaluation of Land Use Changes in International Wetlands of Ala-Gol, Alma- Gol & Ajay-Gol In Turkaman Sahra, Using Multi-temporal Satellite Images

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    Heritage , Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Golestan province,July.Farhat jah, B; (2002; Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System; National Geographic Organization publication; 278p.Gilmore, M; Wilson, E; Barrett, N; Civco, D; Prisloe, S; Hurd, J; Chadwick, C (2008; Integrating multi-temporal spectral and structural information to map wetland vegetation in a lower Connecticut River tidal marsh; Remote Sensing of Environment; 112, 4048-4060.http://www.earthwatchers.orghttp://www.ramsar.orghttp://www.wnkh.ir/R_dmas.aspxKaboli, M; Karami, M; Hassanzadeh Kiabi, B (2006; Examine factors affecting the success rate of wetland falcon chicks(Circus aeruginosus raised As an species in the international wetlands of Ajigol, Alagol and Almagol in the Plain Turkmensahra; Journal of Natural Resources; 59, 680-669.Kashaigili, J; Mbilinyi, B; Mccartney, M; Mwanuzi , F (2006; Dynamics of Usangu plains wetlands: Use of remote sensing and GIS as management decision tools; Physics and Chemistry of the Earth; 31, 967-975.Kiabi, B; Ghaemi R; Abdoli, A (1999; Wetland and river ecosystems of Golestan Province; Department of Environmental Protection Golestan; Winter.Laba, M; Downs, R; Smith, S; Welsh, S; Neider, C; White, S; Richmond, M; Philpot, W; Baveye, P (2008; Mapping invasive wetland plants in the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve using quickbird satellite imagery; Remote Sensing of Environment; 112, 286-300.Macleod,R.S; Congalton R.G (1998; A Quantitative Comparison of Change Detection Algorithms for Monitoring Eelegrass from Remotely.Melendez-Pastor, I; Navarro-Pedreno, J; Gomez, I; Koch, M (2010; Detecting drought induced environmental changes in a Mediterranean wetland by remote sensing; Applied Geography; 30, 254-262.Najafi Disfani, M; (1998; Computer processing of remote sensing images; Samt Publication; 473p. Rasouli, A.A; Mahmoudzadeh, H (2010; Fundamental of Object Oriented Remote Sensing; elmiran publication; 192p.Schmid, T; Koch, M; Gumuzzio, J (2005