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  1. Hydrocarbon export and production in Colombia. Present time and perspectives; Exportacion y produccion de hidrocarburos en Colombia: Actualidad y perspectiva

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    Herbert, Richard [BP Exploration (Colombia)

    1997-07-01

    The present projects of operation of new fields will increase the importance of Colombia as exporter of crude. This paper analyzes the process of operation and oil production in Colombia under three subjects: the transition process in this country, future challenges and the necessary associations between the private sector and the state for the success. A projection is made of the oil production in Colombia from 1980 to 2010, as well as of the reserves and production of gas. [Spanish] Los proyectos actuales de explotacion de nuevos campos aumentaran la importancia de Colombia como exportador de crudo. Este trabajo analiza el proceso de explotacion y produccion de petroleo en Colombia bajo tres temas: el proceso de transicion en este pais, sus retos futuros y las asociaciones entre el sector privado y el estado necesarias para el exito. Se hace una proyeccion de la produccion petrolera en Colombia de 1980 al 2010 asi como de las reservas y produccion de gas.

  2. Present time

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    Romero, Gustavo E

    2014-01-01

    The idea of a moving present or `now' seems to form part of our most basic beliefs about reality. Such a present, however, is not reflected in any of our theories of the physical world. I show in this article that presentism, the doctrine that only what is present exists, is in conflict with modern relativistic cosmology and recent advances in neurosciences. I argue for a tenseless view of time, where what we call `the present' is just an emergent secondary quality arising from the interaction of perceiving self-conscious individuals with their environment. I maintain that there is no flow of time, but just an ordered system of events.

  3. Colombia: time for a change?

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    2000-06-01

    Nelson Amaya, President of Colombia's Carbocol, spoke at May's Coaltrans USA conference in Miami, outlining the factors affecting the region's coal production. This included the effect of the country's business environment, Carbocol's long drawn-out privatisation process (due to be finalised this year), and the expansion plans for Cerrejon Zona Norte (CZN), the world's largest opencast mine. Colombia's domestic coal industry consists of three major operations, CZN, Drummond and CDC. Investment plans of Colombian and Venezuelan producers were discussed at the conference by Jamie Correal of Hill & Associates. 2 photos.

  4. Present Status of Historical Seismicity Studies in Colombia and Venezuela

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    Sarabia, A.; Cifuentes, H.; Altez Ortega, R.; Palme, C.; Dimate, C.

    2013-05-01

    After the publication of the SISRA (CERESIS-1985) regional project, a unified catalog of seismic parameters and intensities for South America, researchers in historical seismicity have continued advancing on different scales in the area of this study of seismic hazard. The most important initiatives carried out in this area in Colombia and Venezuela can be grouped as follows: a) Reviews of destructive earthquakes in national and international historic archives, principally by Altez and FUNVISIS in Venezuela and Espinosa, Salcedo, and Sarabia et al in Colombia, leading to the preparation of seismologic catalogues, scientific and dissemination articles, reports, books, among others. b) Organization and systematization of historic information to develop public domain data bases and information, specifically the Historic Seismologic Teleinformation System in Venezuela, carried out between 2004 and 2008 under the coordination of Christl Palme and accessible on-line: http://sismicidad.ciens.ula.ve. As well, the "Historia Sísmica de Colombia 1550-1830" (Seismic History in Colombia 1550-1830) data base, in CD-ROM, by Espinosa Baquero (2003) and the historic seismicity information system of Colombia (Servicio Geológico Colombiano-Universidad Nacional de Colombia), published on the internet in 2012: http://agata.ingeominas.gov.co:9090/SismicidadHistorica/. c) Macroseismic studies for the development of intensity attenuation equations and the quantification and revaluation of basic historic earthquake parameters using isoseismal maps (Rengifo et al., Palme et al., Salcedo et al., among others) and procedures such as Boxer and Bakun & Wentworth (Palme et al., Dimaté, among others), which have produced significant changes in the parameters of some of the large earthquakes. d) Symposiums of researchers to promote interest and development in the discipline, including Jornadas Venezolanas de Sismología Histórica (Venezuelan Congress of Historical Seismology), held

  5. Descriptive Study of the Presentation of Human Brucellosis in Colombia (2000-2012

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    Patricia Lopez Guarnizo

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to conduct a descriptive study of the occurrence of human brucellosis in Colombia between 2000 and 2012, and, based on previous studies, to determine the prevalence and incidence of the disease, and the limitations for its timely diagnosis and recognition by the Colombian labor system. The research consisted of searching for and analyzing articles on human brucellosis published between 2000 and 2012 in Colombia. It included a phase of information gathering and unstructured interviews with representatives of brucellosis control programs and experienced professionals. We analyzed 17 studies of human brucellosis cases in personnel at risk in slaughterhouses, retailers and vaccinators for animal brucellosis programs: 10 of them reported prevalences between 0.14% and 10.4%, and seven evidenced seropositivity. Information revealed the limitations of the diagnosis, and it demonstrated the little knowledge of the medical community about this disease. In Colombia, there is no clear policy regarding this occupational zoonosis. Brucellosis is mentioned only in Decree 2566 of 2009, in which the new table of occupational diseases is established. The paper concludes that human brucellosis in Colombia is an underdiagnosed, and therefore underreported, disease since there is no mandatory reporting system on the subject.

  6. Coronavirus in Pigs: Significance and Presentation of Swine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV in Colombia

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    Ricardo Piñeros

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The article seeks to study general aspects of the main coronaviruses affecting pigs, their presentation in Colombia, and particular aspects of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV, emerging in different countries and generating a great impact on the health and economy of the swine industry. The main coronaviruses affecting swine are porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV, porcine respiratory coronavirus (PRCV, porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus (PHEV, PEDV, and porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV. Long ago in Colombia there had been reports of TGEV and PRCV associated with the importation of animals from the United States, which was controlled in the infected farms and in quarantine units. PEDV was first detected in Colombia in mid-March 2014; the Colombian Agricultural Institute issued a health alert in Neiva (Huila, Fusagasugá and Silvania (Cundinamarca, and Puerto López (Meta due to the unusual presentation of epidemic vomiting and diarrhea in young and adult animals, abortion in pregnant sows, with high mortality rates (up to 100% in animals during the first week of age. At present the disease has been reported in other municipalities of the country as well as in different countries with similar clinical conditions and mortality rates in pigs with high economic losses for the swine sector.

  7. The genus morpho in colombia: I. species present in colombia, and their geographic and altitudinal distribution El genero Morpho en Colombia: I. especies presentes en Colombia, distribución geográfica y altitudinal

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    Rodríguez Claudia

    1994-06-01

    Full Text Available This work puts together the results of six studies carried out in Colombia on the genus Morpho, with a revised description of. the species found in Colombia based on color patterns and mal e
    genitalia. Biological and ecological data are included, such as geographic and altitudinal distribution, habitat, habits and behavior, and annotated comments on each of the 24 species.
    The work features drawings of genitalia for each species, some of which had not been published before. This first issue covers the distribution of species found in Colombia.En este trabajo, se presentan los resultados de los estudios sobre el género Morphoen Colombia recopilados (6, con una redescripción de las especies del género que habitan en Colombia, con base en las características de patrones de
    coloración y genitalias. Simultáneamente, se incluyen datos biológicos y ecológicos, como: distribución geográfica y altitudinal, hábitos, hábitat y comportamiento, además de otras anotaciones y comentarios de cada una de las 24 especies; se adicionan gráficos simplificados de las genitalias de cada una de las especies, muchas de las cuales no habían sido ilustradas anteriormente y, finalmente, se incluyen los registros de diferentes colecciones. En esta primera entrega, se señala la distribución geográfica y altitudinal de las especies que habitan en Colombia.

  8. Real-time health monitoring of civil infrastructure systems in Colombia

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    Thomson, Peter; Marulanda Casas, Johannio; Marulanda Arbelaez, Johannio; Caicedo, Juan

    2001-08-01

    Colombia's topography, climatic conditions, intense seismic activity and acute social problems place high demands on the nations deteriorating civil infrastructure. Resources that are available for maintenance of the road and railway networks are often misdirected and actual inspection methods are limited to a visual examination. New techniques for inspection and evaluation of safety and serviceability of civil infrastructure, especially bridges, must be developed. Two cases of civil structures with health monitoring systems in Colombia are presented in this paper. Construction of the Pereria-Dos Quebradas Viaduct was completed in 1997 with a total cost of 58 million dollars, including 1.5 million dollars in health monitoring instrumentation provided and installed by foreign companies. This health monitoring system is not yet fully operational due to the lack of training of national personnel in system operation and extremely limited technical documentation. In contrast to the Pereria-Dos Quebradas Viaduct monitoring system, the authors have proposed a relatively low cost health monitoring system via telemetry. This system has been implemented for real-time monitoring of accelerations of El Hormiguero Bridge spanning the Cauca River using the Colombian Southwest Earthquake Observatory telemetry systems. This two span metallic bridge, located along a critical road between the cities of Puerto Tejada and Cali in the Cauca Valley, was constructed approximately 50 years ago. Experiences with this system demonstrate how effective low cost systems can be used to remotely monitor the structural integrity of deteriorating structures that are continuously subject to high loading conditions.

  9. Timing of Information Presentation in Learning Statistics

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    Kester, Liesbeth; Kirschner, Paul A.; van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G.

    2004-01-01

    This study in the domain of statistics compares four information presentation formats in a 2 x 2 factorial design: timing of supportive information (before or during task practice) ? timing of procedural information (before or during task practice). Seventy-two psychology and education students (7 male and 65 female; mean age 18.5 years, SD =…

  10. Timing of Information Presentation in Learning Statistics

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    Kester, L.; Kirschner, P.A.; Merriënboer, J.J.G.

    2004-01-01

    This study in the domain of statistics compares four information presentation formats in a 2 × 2 factorial design: timing of supportive information (before or during task practice) × timing of procedural information (before or during task practice). Seventy-two psychology and education students (7 m

  11. LOS CONCEPTOS DE BELLEZA Y FEMINIDAD PRESENTES EN LOS DISCURSOS DE ESTUDIANTES UNIVERSITARIAS EN LA CIUDAD DE VILLAVICENCIO META - COLOMBIA-.

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    2014-01-01

    El presente trabajo analizó las ideas dominantes en torno a la belleza y feminidad presentes en estudiantes de universidades privadas, y pública ubicadas en la ciudad de Villavicencio Meta, Colombia. Las universidades privadas que hicieron parte de esta investigación fueron: la Corporación Universitaria del Caribe, Universidad de Santo Tomás, Universidad Minuto de Dios, y la universidad pública seleccionada fue la Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia. Se aplicó un cuestionario donde ...

  12. Outbreak of Chikungunya virus in the north Caribbean area of Colombia: clinical presentation and phylogenetic analysis.

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    Mattar, Salim; Miranda, Jorge; Pinzon, Hernando; Tique, Vanesa; Bolanos, Amada; Aponte, Jose; Arrieta, German; Gonzalez, Marco; Barrios, Katerine; Contreras, Hector; Alvarez, Jaime; Aleman, Ader

    2015-10-29

    The Caribbean area of Colombia has been severely affected by a Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) outbreak since 2014. The study was carried out on 100 patients during a fever outbreak from August to September 2014 in two small rural villages in the northern Caribbean area of Colombia. The molecular assays performed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on acute patient sera were collected within one to five days of the appearance of symptoms. Sequence analyses were carried out based on phylogenetic analyses of genes NS1 and E2. For serological assays, 49 (49%) patients at ≥ 6 days of disease onset were tested with NovaLisa Chikungunya IgG/IgM µ-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The main signs or symptoms associated with Chikungunya infection were arthralgia of the lower limbs (96%), fever (91%), arthralgia of the upper limbs (85%), rash (64%), and headache (57%). Ninety-four percent (46/49) of patients were positive for either IgM or IgG; the remaining three (6%) patients were seronegative. Viral loads were detected in 25 patients. Based on phylogenetic analysis of NS1 and E2, the characterization of the Colombian CHIKV indicated that it was a strain closely related to the British Virgin Islands strain and to the Asian genotype. This study shows the phylogenetic and clinical description of CHIKV in Colombia. The main symptoms shown were: arthralgia, fever, and rash. CHIKV sequences detected in Colombian patients were within the Asian genotype and closely related to the British Virgin Islands strain.

  13. Classification and Space-Time Analysis of Precipitation Events in Manizales, Caldas, Colombia.

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    Suarez Hincapie, J. N.; Vélez, J.; Romo Melo, L.; Chang, P.

    2015-12-01

    Manizales is a mid-mountain Andean city located near the Nevado del Ruiz volcano in west-central Colombia, this location exposes it to earthquakes, floods, landslides and volcanic eruptions. It is located in the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and presents a climate with a bimodal rainfall regime (Cortés, 2010). Its mean annual rainfall is 2000 mm, one may observe precipitation 70% of the days over a year. This rain which favors the formation of large masses of clouds and the presence of macroclimatic phenomenon as "El Niño South Oscillation", has historically caused great impacts in the region (Vélez et al, 2012). For example the geographical location coupled with rain events results in a high risk of landslides in the city. Manizales has a hydrometeorological network of 40 stations that measure and transmit data of up to eight climate variables. Some of these stations keep 10 years of historical data. However, until now this information has not been used for space-time classification of precipitation events, nor has the meteorological variables that influence them been thoroughly researched. The purpose of this study was to classify historical events of rain in an urban area of Manizales and investigate patterns of atmospheric behavior that influence or trigger such events. Classification of events was performed by calculating the "n" index of the heavy rainfall, describing the behavior of precipitation as a function of time throughout the event (Monjo, 2009). The analysis of meteorological variables was performed using statistical quantification over variable time periods before each event. The proposed classification allowed for an analysis of the evolution of rainfall events. Specially, it helped to look for the influence of different meteorological variables triggering rainfall events in hazardous areas as the city of Manizales.

  14. El genero Morpho en Colombia: II. Clave taxonómica para las especies presentes en Colombia The genus Morpho in Colombia: II.Taxonomic key for the species from Colombia

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    Rodríguez Claudia Luz

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una clave dicotómica para determinar las diferentes especies de mariposas del género Morpho que habitan en Colombia, con ilustraciones sobre las genitalias de los principales subgéneros y fotografías (dorsal y ventral de los adultos más representativos de ambos sexos. Para la determinación taxonómica de las especies, se siguieron los parámetros propuestos por Clarke (1941 con algunas modificaciones que simplifican la utilización de esta técnica. También, se tuvieron en cuenta aspectos morfométricos alares, patrones de coloración alar y características de las genitalias de los machos; en
    algunos casos, se recurrió a la consulta de la literatura de referencia (Le Moult y Real, 1962; Blandin, 1984.A dichotomous key is provided for determining the different species of butterflies of the genus Morpho from Colombia, with
    ilustrations of the male genitalia and dorsal and ventral pictures of representative males and females of the main subgenera. For the study of the taxonomic characteristics of the species, the parameters given by Clarke (1941 were followed with some modifications that simplified the use of this technique. Wing
    morphometrics and coloration patterns and mal e genitalia features were also included, in some cases, references of the literature were given (Le Moult & Real, 1962; Blandin, 1984.

  15. Time trends in educational inequalities in cancer mortality in Colombia, 1998-2012

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    E. de Vries (Esther); I. Arroyave (Ivan); C. Pardo (Constanza)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractObjectives: To evaluate trends in premature cancer mortality in Colombia by educational level in three periods: 1998-2002 with low healthcare insurance coverage, 2003-2007 with rapidly increasing coverage and finally 2008-2012 with almost universal coverage (2008-2012). Setting: Colombia

  16. Time trends in educational inequalities in cancer mortality in Colombia, 1998-2012

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    E. de Vries (Esther); I. Arroyave (Ivan); C. Pardo (Constanza)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractObjectives: To evaluate trends in premature cancer mortality in Colombia by educational level in three periods: 1998-2002 with low healthcare insurance coverage, 2003-2007 with rapidly increasing coverage and finally 2008-2012 with almost universal coverage (2008-2012). Setting: Colombia

  17. Citrus huanglongbing: validation of Real-Time PCR (qPCR for the detection of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus and Candidatus Liberibacter americanus in Colombia

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    Jorge Evelio Ángel

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Citrus huanglongbing (HLB is the most destructive citrus disease. Two of the three known HLB-associated Candidatus Liberibacter species were recently found to be present in the Americas. In this study, eggs, nymphs and adults of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae and suspect citrus plant materials were collected in 25 municipalities in the departments of Cundinamarca, Santander, Valle del Cauca, Meta and Quindio (Colombia. The detection sensitivity, specificity and assay performance of the 16S rDNA-based real-time PCR (qPCR were validated for the field survey of the disease in Colombia. The validation confirmed the reliability and robustness of the real-time PCR method for the detection of HLB bacteria in host citrus plant tissues and the vector D. citri. The diagnosis was performed for Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Ca. L. asiaticus and for Candidatus Liberibacter americanus (Ca. L. americanus on 168 citrus plant material samples and 239 insect samples. Neither Ca. L. asiaticus nor Ca. L. americanus were detected in the host plants or insects vector, confirming the absence of the disease in the citrus-producing areas of Colombia.

  18. Legal Time of the Republic of Colombia and its international traceability using the Cesium Atomic Clock - Time and Frequency National Standard

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    Hernández Forero, Liz Catherine; Bahamón Cortés, Nelson

    2017-06-01

    Around the world, there are different providers of timestamp (mobile, radio or television operators, satellites of the GPS network, astronomical measurements, etc.), however, the source of the legal time for a country is either the national metrology institute or another designated laboratory. This activity requires a time standard based on an atomic time scale. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) calculates a weighted average of the time kept in more than 60 nations and produces a single international time scale, called Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This article presents the current time scale that generates Legal Time for the Republic of Colombia produced by the Instituto Nacional de Metrología (INM) using the time and frequency national standard, a cesium atomic oscillator. It also illustrates how important it is for the academic, scientific and industrial communities, as well as the general public, to be synchronized with this time scale, which is traceable to the International System (SI) of units, through international comparisons that are made in real time.

  19. Plio-Pleistocene paleomagnetic secular variation and time-averaged field: Ruiz-Tolima volcanic chain, Colombia

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    Sánchez-Duque, A.; Mejia, V.; Opdyke, N. D.; Huang, K.; Rosales-Rivera, A.

    2016-02-01

    Paleomagnetic results obtained from 47 Plio-Pleistocene volcanic flows from the Ruiz-Tolima Volcanic Chain (Colombia) are presented. The mean direction of magnetization among these flows, which comprise normal (n = 43) and reversed (n = 4) polarities, is Dec = 1.8°, Inc = 3.2°, α95 = 5.0°, and κ = 18.4. This direction of magnetization coincides with GAD plus a small persistent axial quadrupolar component (around 5%) at the site-average latitude (4.93°). This agreement is robust after applying several selection criteria (α95 < 10º α95 < 5.5º polarities: normal, reversed, and tentatively transitional). The data are in agreement with Model G proposed by McElhinny and McFadden (1997) and the fit is improved when sites tentatively identified as transitional (two that otherwise have normal polarity) are excluded from the calculations. Compliance observed with the above mentioned time-averaged field and paleosecular variation models, is also observed for many recent similar studies from low latitudes, with the exception of results from Galapagos Islands that coincide with GAD and tend to be near sided.

  20. Situación actual de la formación en archivística en Colombia Present situation of Archivist Education in Colombia

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    Carlos Alberto Zapata Cárdenas

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La información que se presenta en este artículo recoge los elementos más importantes de la formación archivística en Colombia, tanto a nivel formal como informal. Los resultados que aquí se presentan constituyen una fuente de información valiosa tanto para las instituciones de educación superior que ofrecen formación en Archivística como para otros organismos que ofrecen formación en los diferentes niveles de educación en nuestro país (SENA, Archivo General de la Nación, Biblioteca Nacional, entre otros. En cuanto a los resultados, el estudio arrojó diferencias marcadas en el desarrollo de la educación en el sector de archivos, así como una alta concentración de la formación en las principales ciudades (Bogotá, Medellín, Ibagué, Tunja, Cali, Bucaramanga, Cartagena, Barranquilla, particularmente en ciudades cercanas a los centros de formación universitaria en las que se ofrecen estudios en archivística (Bogotá, Medellín y Armenia, tanto en pregrado como en postgrado. De igual forma se muestra la estratificación en la oferta formativa en la medida en que la demanda se sitúe en poblaciones distantes de dichos centros. En algunas regiones, la única oferta es de tipo no formal y en muchos casos es impartida por instituciones públicas. Los resultados demuestran que la oferta en el sector de archivos es amplia, lo cual se explica por las políticas públicas que en el campo de los archivos ha formulado el Archivo General de la Nación, y por la sensibilidad que despierta el manejo de la información documental en las organizaciones públicas y privadas. Finalmente, a través de la investigación de caracterización ocupacional se identificaron elementos de utilidad al definir las competencias laborales del personal de archivos, que a su vez fundamentan el análisis de la evolución del conocimiento archivístico y la comprensión del desarrollo educativo asociado a estas disciplinas, así como en la demanda de recurso

  1. Cyclicality, Mortality, and the Value of Time: The Case of Coffee Price Fluctuations and Child Survival in Colombia.

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    Miller, Grant; Urdinola, B Piedad

    2010-02-01

    Recent studies demonstrate procyclical mortality in wealthy countries, but there are reasons to expect a countercyclical relationship in developing nations. We investigate how child survival in Colombia responds to fluctuations in world Arabica coffee prices - and document starkly procyclical child deaths. In studying this result's behavioral underpinnings, we highlight that: (1) The leading determinants of child health are inexpensive but require considerable time, and (2) As the value of time declines with falling coffee prices, so does the relative price of health. We find a variety of direct evidence consistent with the primacy of time in child health production.

  2. Reduction of maternal mortality due to preeclampsia in Colombia-an interrupted time-series analysis

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    Herrera-Medina, Rodolfo; Herrera-Escobar, Juan Pablo; Nieto-Díaz, Aníbal

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Preeclampsia is the most important cause of maternal mortality in developing countries. A comprehensive prenatal care program including bio-psychosocial components was developed and introduced at a national level in Colombia. We report on the trends in maternal mortality rates and their related causes before and after implementation of this program. Methods: General and specific maternal mortality rates were monitored for nine years (1998-2006). An interrupted time-series analysis was performed with monthly data on cases of maternal mortality that compared trends and changes in national mortality rates and the impact of these changes attributable to the introduction of a bio-psychosocial model. Multivariate analyses were performed to evaluate correlations between the interventions. Results: Five years after (2002 - 2006) its introduction the general maternal mortality rate was significantly reduced to 23% (OR=0.77, CI 95% 0.71-0.82).The implementation of BPSM also reduced the incidence of preeclampsia in 22% (OR= 0.78, CI 95% 0.67-0.88), as also the labor complications by hemorrhage in 25% (OR=0.75, CI 95% 0.59-0.90) associated with the implementation of red code. The other causes of maternal mortality did not reveal significant changes. Biomedical, nutritional, psychosocial assessments, and other individual interventions in prenatal care were not correlated to maternal mortality (p= 0.112); however, together as a model we observed a significant association (p= 0.042). Conclusions: General maternal mortality was reduced after the implementation of a comprehensive national prenatal care program. Is important the evaluation of this program in others populations. PMID:24970956

  3. Reduction of maternal mortality due to preeclampsia in Colombia-an interrupted time-series analysis

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    Julian Alberto Herrera

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction.  Preeclampsia is the most important cause of maternal mortality in developing countries. A comprehensive prenatal care program including bio-psychosocial components was developed and introduced at a national level in Colombia. We report on the trends in maternal mortality rates and their related causes before and after implementation of this program. Methods: General and specific maternal mortality rates were monitored for nine years (1998-2006. An interrupted time-series analysis was performed with monthly data on cases of maternal mortality that compared trends and changes in national mortality rates and the impact of these changes attributable to the introduction of a bio-psychosocial model. Multivariate analyses were performed to evaluate correlations between the interventions. Results: Five years after (2002–2006 its introduction the general maternal mortality rate was significantly reduced to 23% (OR= 0.77, CI 95% 0.71-0.82.The implementation of BPSM also reduced the incidence of preeclampsia in 22%  (OR= 0.78, CI 95% 0.67-0.88, as also the labor complications by hemorrhage in 25%  (OR= 0.75, CI 95% 0.59-0.90 associated with the implementation of red code. The other causes of maternal mortality did not reveal significant changes. Biomedical, nutritional, psychosocial assessments, and other individual interventions in prenatal care were not correlated to maternal mortality (p= 0.112; however, together as a model we observed a significant association (p= 0.042. Conclusions: General maternal mortality was reduced after the implementation of a comprehensive national prenatal care program. Is important the evaluation of this program in others populations. 

  4. Mapping Urbanization Dynamics in Major Cities of Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, and Bolivia Using Night-Time Satellite Imagery

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    Parés-Ramos, Isabel K.; Nora L. Álvarez-Berríos; T. Mitchell. Aide

    2013-01-01

    By 2050, 90% of the population in Latin America will live in cities, but there is a lack of up-to-date spatial information about the urban extent and patterns of urbanization in cities of this region. In this study, we analyzed population growth, urban density and urbanization dynamics between 1992 and 2009 in the major cities of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Perú using Google Earth and DMSP/OLS night-time lights imagery. We used Google Earth to map the urban extent, and time series of night...

  5. Clínica de la malaria complicada debida a P. falciparum Estudio de casos y controles en Tumaco y Turbo (Colombia Clinical presentation of severe malaria due plasmodiun falciparum. casecontrol study in Tumaco and Turbo (Colombia.

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    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes y problema: son muy pocos los estudios latinoamericanos sobre malaria por Plasmodium falciparum (P falciparum complicada y se requiere estudiarla para identificar un patrón propio. OBJETIVOS. Identificar las complicaciones presentes en pacientes de Tumaco (Nariño y Turbo (Antioquia en Colombia, con malaria por P falciparum. MÉTODOS. Diseño de casos y controles. Se aplicaron los criterios diagnósticos de complicación OMS-2000 (Organización Mundial de la Salud. RESULTADOS. Se captaron 64 casos (con malaria por P. falciparum complicada y 135 controles (con malaria por P. falciparum no complicada. El tiempo de evolución de la enfermedad (promedio 5,6 días en los casos y 5,9 en los controles y la frecuencia de síntomas fueron similares en ambos grupos (p>0,05, pero ladificultad respiratoria y la ictericia fueron más frecuentes en los casos que en los controles (p<0,05. Los valores promedio de glicemia y creatinina fueron similares en ambos grupos, pero los casos tuvieron hemoglobina y recuento de plaquetas menores que los controles (p<0,05 y mayores niveles de nitrógeno ureico, aspartatoaminotransferasa y bilirrubinas total y directa (p<0,05. Las complicaciones encontradas fueron hiperparasitemia en 48%, disfunción hepática en 44%, síndrome de dificultad respiratoria aguda en 9%, falla renal en 6%, trombocitopenia grave en 5%, anemia grave en 3%, malaria cerebral en 3% e hipoglicemia grave en 2%. Los criterios de complicación malárica de OMS se comparan con otros y se discuten las implicaciones. Background: Latin American studies on severe falciparum malaria are scarce, therefore, the pattern of complications of the region is uknown. Objectives. To identify characterize severe malaria in patients from Tumaco (Nariño and Turbo (Antioquia in Colombia. Methods. The 2000 World Health Organization criteria for complicated malaria were applied in a cases and controls study. Results. 64 cases (P falciparum complicated malaria

  6. Centro de Investigación Libertaria y Educación Popular, editor. Pasado y presente del anarquismo y el anarcosindicalismo en Colombia

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    Leopoldo Múnera Ruiz

    2012-06-01

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  7. Violencia en Colombia: reflexiones de una profesora visitante/Violence in Colombia: reflections of a visitor professor

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    Nina Wallerstein

    2014-01-01

      As a professor of public health in the US, the author presents her perspective of violence as a public health issue in Colombia, based on her experiences over a relatively short period of time as...

  8. 19 CFR 132.11a - Time of presentation.

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    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Time of presentation. 132.11a Section 132.11a... TREASURY QUOTAS Administration of Quotas § 132.11a Time of presentation. (a) General rule. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the time of presentation of an entry/entry summary for...

  9. Operation Colombia

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    Donnelly, L.; Perez, J.D.; de la Cruz, H. [IMC Group Consulting (United Kingdom)

    2001-04-01

    The authors discuss the underground coal mining industry prior to rationalisation in Colombia's Sinifana coal basin. At present the underground coal mining industry is underdeveloped. It has been categorized into 'small scale' and 'medium scale' mining industries. The small scale mines do not exceed 10,000 tpa, mining methods are rudimentary and non-mechanised and in general have detrimental environmental effects. The medium scale industry is not well developed technologically and on the whole is inefficient. The article includes an overview of the Colombian coal mining industry and discusses coal reserves. 13 refs., 7 figs.

  10. Present situation of the control of the transmissions of thermal power plants in Colombia; Situacion actual del control de las emisiones de centrales termoelectricas en Colombia

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    This paper presents, departing from a historical recollection, the evolution analysis of the Colombian Electric Sector, with emphasis in the electric component performance. Also, a general view is offered on the characteristics of the thermal electric resource in terms of energy production level, type of fuels used and annual amount of air pollutants originated in the combustion process. In the second part of the paper the normative scheme and the regulation for emissions control, particularly coming from power plants; and the tendencies in the policies that for the management of the atmospheric resource are being implemented in the country are identified. [Espanol] En este articulo se presenta, a partir de un breve recuento historico, el analisis de la evolucion del Sector Electrico Colombiano con enfasis en el comportamiento del componente termoelectrico. Asi mismo se ofrece una vision general sobre las caracteristicas del parque termico, en terminos de los niveles de produccion de energia, los tipos de combustibles utilizados y las cantidades anuales de contaminantes atmosfericos que se generan en el proceso de combustion. En la segunda parte del trabajo se comenta el esquema normativo y la regulacion para el control de las emisiones, en particular de las procedentes de plantas termoelectricas; y se identifican las tendencias de las politicas que para la administracion del recurso atmosferico se estan implantando en el pais.

  11. Análisis filogenético de Paepalanthus (Eriocaulaceae Andinos seleccionados con énfasis en las especies presentes en Colombia

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    Full Text Available El género Paepalanthus Kunth, el más grande de la familia Eriocaulaceae, comprende aproximadamente 485 especies
    distribuidas en el neotrópico con unos pocos representantes en las regiones tropicales de África. En América, se encuentra desde México hasta Bolivia y Brasil, con una distribución altitudinal disyunta entre tierras bajas como los llanos de Colombia y Venezuela, los tepuyes de Venezuela y Guyana y la región amazónica de Colombia, Venezuela y Brasil, y regiones de alta montaña como los páramos de Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador y Perú. Estudios recientes con base en especies brasileñas y caracteres tanto morfológicos como anatómicos, sugieren que Paepalanthus es un grupo polifilético. El presente estudio se realizó con el propósito de integrar en un análisis filogenético tanto especies de zonas altas como de zonas bajas de Paepalanthus con el fin de evaluar la monofilia del grupo mediante un muestreo más riguroso, y de explorar las posibles relaciones biogeográficas de las especies de páramo. Los resultados confirman que Paepalanthus es un grupo polifilético, con P. saxicola en la
    base de las eriocaulaceae muestreadas, seguida por un grado conformado en su orden por especies de Philodice, Leiothrix y Blastocaulon. Enseguida, se encuentra el clado mayor formado por un subclado donde están (P. subtilis (P. barkleyi-P. lamarckii-P. tortilis. El segundo subclado presenta a P. fasciculatus en la base, seguida de dos subclados menores, uno de ellos conformado por especies de Paepalanthus, Tonina y Lachnocaulon, y el otro por especies de los géneros Actinocephalus, Leiothrix, Syngonanthus, Eriocaulon y la mayoría de las especies de Paepalanthus propias de los páramos. De esta forma, el subgénero Psilandra representado por la especie P. saxicola se propone como el más basal y el subgénero Platycaulon, que resulta monofilético con el muestreo disponible, es el grupo más anidado dentro de la

  12. [PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS, PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SCREE TIME AMONG CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA].

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    Prieto-Benavides, Daniel Humberto; Correa-Bautista, Jorge Enrique; Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson

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    Objetivo: examinar la relación entre los niveles de actividad física (AF) de forma objetiva, la condición física (CF) y el tiempo de exposición a pantallas en niños y adolescentes de Bogotá, Colombia. Métodos: estudio descriptivo y transversal, realizado en 149 niños y adolescentes en edad escolar entre 9 y 17 años de Bogotá, Colombia. Los niveles de AF se valoraron con acelerómetro durante siete días. El tipo y tiempo de exposición a pantallas se registró por autorreporte. Se midió el estado de maduración, el peso, la estatura, la circunferencia de cintura/cadera y los pliegues tricipital/ subescapular. La capacidad aeróbica, la fuerza prensil, el salto de longitud y vertical, la velocidad/agilidad y la flexibilidad fueron usados como indicadores de la CF. Resultados: las mujeres clasificadas en la categoría de AF vigorosa mostraron una relación lineal con la capacidad aeróbica (r = 0,366), y una relación inversa con el pliegue tricipital (r = -0,257) y subescapular (r = -0,237), p valores de flexibilidad (r = 0,277), mientras que los niveles de AFMV se relacionaron positivamente con la capacidad aeróbica (r = 0,347), p valores de AF moderado y vigoroso de forma objetiva presentaron mejores niveles en la CF, especialmente en la capacidad aeróbica y la flexibilidad, y menores valores en los pliegues cutáneos.

  13. en Colombia

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    Diego Alejandro Muñoz Gaviria

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente escrito pretende adentrarse de forma inicial, en la comprensión de las dinámicas pedagógicas y educativas que sirvieron de base a la intervención de infantes y jóvenes por parte de las pedagogías católicas, principalmente en la temporalidad histórica y social de la Colombia de principios del siglo XX. Para ello, se traen a colación hechos pedagógicos como la educación de menores de edad en Colombia, hechos sociales como las concepciones de minoría de edad en las pedagogías católicas y hechos históricos como la configuración de la nación colombiana de principios del siglo XX. La reconstrucción de estos hechos, se basa en una mirada pedagógica, sociológica e histórica que pretende ir más allá de la mera descripción, proponiendo para ello algunas herramientas teóricas como: el concepto de temporalidades panoptizadas, las pedagogías católicas y la moral católica

  14. Discriminación por morfometría geométrica de once especies de Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus presentes en Colombia

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    Full Text Available Introducción. Es importante determinar las especies de Anopheles pertenecientes al subgénero Nyssorhynchus, dado que allí se encuentran los vectores principales de malaria en Colombia. Objetivo. Utilizar la morfometría geométrica para evaluar la variación morfométrica de once especies del subgénero Nyssorhynchus, presentes en Colombia y la capacidad de diferenciar las hembras. Materiales y métodos. Los especímenes fueron obtenidos de mosquitos silvestres, series e isofamilias de hembras recolectadas en cebos humanos protegidos y fueron identificados en todos sus estadios asociados usando las claves convencionales. A partir de fotografías digitales del ala derecha de 336 ejemplares de las 11 especies se seleccionaron 12 puntos anatómicos. Los puntos se convirtieron en coordenadas, las cuales se procesaron mediante el análisis generalizado de Procrustes. Se obtuvieron variables de tamaño y conformación, las cuales fueron analizadas mediante estadísticas univariadas y multivariadas. Resultados. Las técnicas de morfometría geométrica demuestran que la división en secciones del subgénero Nyssorrhynchus no se correlaciona con la conformación de las alas y demostraron que sólo con 12 puntos anatómicos se logra diferenciar en sus respectivas especies el 97% de los especímenes de la sección Argyritarsis y el 86% de la sección Albimanus del subgénero Nyssorhynchus, de forma cuantitativa y sin ambigüedades. Además, se separaron los individuos de tres especies que habitan en simpatría en el Putumayo, difíciles de discriminar en el estadio de adulto hembra. Conclusión. La mayoría de especies de Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus presentes en Colombia se pueden diferenciar al utilizar la morfometría geométrica como herramienta de apoyo a las claves convencionales

  15. Residuos de insecticidas organoclorados presentes en leche cruda comercializada en el departamento de Córdoba, Colombia Organochlorine insecticide residues present in raw milk sold in the Department Córdoba, Colombia

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    Full Text Available En el estudio se determinaron residuos de plaguicidas organoclorados en leche cruda proveniente de hatos lecheros del departamento de Córdoba, Colombia. Durante el procedimiento de extracción se utilizó una columna de tierra de diatomeas y como sistema eluyente una mezcla de n-hexano-acetonaacetato de etilo (4:2:1, seguida de metanol al 5% en hexano. Para la determinación se usó un cromatógrafo de gases Perkin Elmer, Autosystem XL con detector captura de electrones, en modo de inyección ‘splitless', una columna capilar Rtx-5 30 m, 0.25 mm di y 0.25 µm de espesor de película. El porcentaje de recuperación para los plaguicidas determinados se encontró entre 88.5 y 96%, los límites de detección se definieron entre 0.01 y 0.04 ng/g con desviaciones estándar In this investigation organochlorine pesticide residues in raw milk from Dairy herds in the Cordoba department were determined. During the extraction procedure using a column of diatomaceous earth as eluting system a mixture of n-hexane-acetone-ethyl acetate (4:2:1, followed by 5% methanol in hexane. For the determination we used a gas Chromatograph Perkin Elmer, Autosystem XL with electron capture detector, split less injection mode, a capillary column Rtx-5 30m, 0.25 mm id and 0.25 um film thickness. The recovery rate for certain pesticides were between 88.5 and 96%, the detection limits were defined between 0.01 and 0.04 ng/g, relative standard deviations less than 6%. In the 63 samples tested p, p'-DDT, a-HCH, d-HCH, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide and g-chlordane were determined, establishing concentrations between 27.1 and 469.6 ng/g. The frequencies of occurrence ranged between 1.6 and 65.1% for heptachlor and p, p'-DDT, respectively. The older population that lives in the sub-regions: Middle Sinú, San Jorge and Savannas were exposed to high health risk associated with the concentration a-HCH, aldrin and dieldrin in raw milk.

  16. Residuos de insecticidas organoclorados presentes en leche cruda comercializada en el departamento de Córdoba, Colombia

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    Full Text Available En el estudio se determinaron residuos de plaguicidas organoclorados en leche cruda proveniente de hatos lecheros del departamento de Córdoba, Colombia. Durante el procedimiento de extracción se utilizó una columna de tierra de diatomeas y como sistema eluyente una mezcla de n-hexano-acetonaacetato de etilo (4:2:1, seguida de metanol al 5% en hexano. Para la determinación se usó un cromatógrafo de gases Perkin Elmer, Autosystem XL con detector captura de electrones, en modo de inyección ‘splitless', una columna capilar Rtx-5 30 m, 0.25 mm di y 0.25 µm de espesor de película. El porcentaje de recuperación para los plaguicidas determinados se encontró entre 88.5 y 96%, los límites de detección se definieron entre 0.01 y 0.04 ng/g con desviaciones estándar < 6%. En las 63 muestras analizadas se determinaron p,p´-DDT, a-HCH, d-HCH, aldrín, dieldrín, endrín, heptacloro, heptacloro epóxido y g-clordano, estableciendo concentraciones entre 27.1 y 469.6 ng/g. Las frecuencias de aparición oscilaron entre 1.6 y 65.1% para heptacloro y p,p´-DDT, respectivamente. La población adulta mayor que habita en las subregiones Sinú Medio, San Jorge y Sabanas se encuentra expuesta a riesgo alto en la salud, asociado con la concentración de a-HCH, aldrín y dieldrín en leche cruda.

  17. Subsidized childcare and child development in Colombia: effects of Hogares Comunitarios de Bienestar as a function of timing and length of exposure.

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    Bernal, Raquel; Fernández, Camila

    2013-11-01

    Rigorous evidence regarding the impact of early care and education on children's development comes primarily from high-income nations. A few studies from Latin America and the Caribbean have identified benefits of conditional cash transfer and home visiting programs on children's development. However, there is still controversy around the impact and cost-effectiveness of childcare approaches. Further research is needed to understand how scaled-up childcare settings may support the development of low-income children in Latin America. To that end, the present study sought to identify the effects of exposure to a subsidized childcare program in Colombia on children's nutritional status, cognitive and socioemotional development. This community-based program, known as Hogares Comunitarios de Bienestar (HCB), serves 800 thousand low-income children under age 6, delivering home-based childcare, supplementary nutrition, and psychosocial stimulation. We analyzed data on 10,173 program beneficiary children (ages 3-6) collected in 2007. We compared beneficiary children who had been in the program for a long time with beneficiary children who had been in the program for a month or less, by age group, to estimate program exposure effects. We used a matching estimator to correct for self-selection into different exposure levels. Results indicated that cognitive development improved 0.15 to 0.3 of a standard deviation (SD) after at least 15 months of exposure for children between 3 and 6 years of age. Socioemotional skills improved 0.12 to 0.3 SD for children older than 3 after at least 15 months of program exposure. No significant gains were found for nutritional status. The estimated benefit-cost ratio ranged from 1.0 to 2.7, depending upon varying discount rates. Findings lend support for a potentially effective strategy to promote the development of low-income children in Colombia and other developing nations.

  18. Residuos de insecticidas organoclorados presentes en leche cruda comercializada en el departamento de Córdoba, Colombia

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    Díaz Pongutá Basilio

    2012-03-01

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    En el estudio se determinaron residuos de plaguicidas organoclorados en leche cruda proveniente de hatos lecheros del departamento de Córdoba, Colombia. Durante el procedimiento de extracción se utilizó una columna de tierra de diatomeas y como sistema eluyente una mezcla de n-hexano-acetona- acetato de etilo (4:2:1, seguida de metanol al 5% en hexano. Para la determinación se usó un cromató- grafo de gases Perkin Elmer, Autosystem XL con detector captura de electrones, en modo de inyección

    'splitless', una columna capilar Rtx-5 30 m, 0.25 mm di y 0.25 μm de espesor de película. El porcen- taje de recuperación para los plaguicidas determinados se encontró entre 88.5 y 96%, los lImites de detección se definieron entre 0.01 y 0.04 ng/g con desviaciones estãndar & 6%. En las 6+ muestras analizadas se determinaron p,p´-DDT, a-HCH, ö-HCH, aldrín, dieldrín, endrín, heptacloro, heptacloro epóxido y y-clordano, esta7leciendo concentraciones entre 2;.1 y 469.6 ng/g. Palabras clave: Leche de vaca, persistencia de los plaguicidas, plaguicidas organoclorados, residuos

  19. Trends into rainfall time series of two andes basins of Valle del Cauca (Colombia

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    Full Text Available With the goal of detecting changes or trends in registered data of daily rainfall in the basins of rivers Dagua and Cali, located in the south-west of Colombia, in the Valle del Cauca, nine climate extremes indices were calculated using the RClimDex software. For this, precipitation trends were analyzed in 18 rain gauges located in the study area with historical series ranging between 21 and 56 years. Homogeneity tests were made to data to ensure consistency in the information. The results show changes in rainfall, dominated by the increasing trends for almost all indices; however most of the trends do not show high statistical significance. Also, a significant increase in the average annual total rainfall of 15.2 mm (Dagua river basin and 9.1 mm (Cali river basin in the stations located below 1500 msnm was obtained. Moreover, in the stations located at higher elevations, decreases were observed. There is a homogeneous spatial distribution for the most of the indices and similar patterns were found located in defined areas of the study zone, which may affect the runoff production in watersheds in the coming years.

  20. Low dimensional chaos is present in radon time variations

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    An indoor radon ({sup 222}Rn) concentration time series registered in a house at Angera (Italy) in 1986 and 1987 was characterised by an important aperiodic component presenting a chaotic-deterministic behaviour. The data were analysed by comparing three algorithms that are used to extract phase-space dynamical information from experimental time series. They show different fractal dimensions. Consequently, the phenomenon is intrinsically unpredictable and a small number of parameters (related to fractal dimension) can be sufficient to describe its attractor dynamics, even when it is influenced by many variables such as micro climatic and geological conditions. Also large, rare concentrations, related to small changes in the above mentioned variables are present in radon time sets. (Author).

  1. Space and space-time distributions of dengue in a hyper-endemic urban space: the case of Girardot, Colombia.

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    Fuentes-Vallejo, Mauricio

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    Dengue is a widely spread vector-borne disease. Dengue cases in the Americas have increased over the last few decades, affecting various urban spaces throughout these continents, including the tourism-oriented city of Girardot, Colombia. Interactions among mosquitoes, pathogens and humans have recently been examined using different temporal and spatial scales in attempts to determine the roles that social and ecological systems play in dengue transmission. The current work characterizes the spatial and temporal behaviours of dengue in Girardot and discusses the potential territorial dynamics related to the distribution of this disease. Based on officially reported dengue cases (2012-2015) corresponding to epidemic (2013) and inter-epidemic years (2012, 2014, 2015), space (Getis-Ord index) and space-time (Kulldorff's scan statistics) analyses were performed. Geocoded dengue cases (n = 2027) were slightly overrepresented by men (52.1%). As expected, the cases were concentrated in the 0- to 15-year-old age group according to the actual trends of Colombia. The incidence rates of dengue during the rainy and dry seasons as well as those for individual years (2012, 2013 and 2014) were significant using the global Getis-Ord index. Local clusters shifted across seasons and years; nevertheless, the incidence rates clustered towards the southwest region of the city under different residential conditions. Space-time clusters shifted from the northeast to the southwest of the city (2012-2014). These clusters represented only 4.25% of the total cases over the same period (n = 1623). A general trend was observed, in which dengue cases increased during the dry seasons, especially between December and February. Despite study limitations related to official dengue records and available fine-scale demographic information, the spatial analysis results were promising from a geography of health perspective. Dengue did not show linear association with poverty or with vulnerable

  2. Compactación de suelos cultivados con caña de azúcar en la zona sur del Valle del Cauca, Colombia Present in soil compaction of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, under sugarcane (south

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    Full Text Available En el estudio se midió la compactación de suelos agrupados en las clases agrológicas I y II cultivados con caña de azúcar entre los municipios de Palmira, El Cerrito y Candelaria en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Inicialmente se hizo la cartografía de un índice de compactación (IC con base en la densidad aparente entre 0 cm y 15 cm de profundidad en el suelo, en 144 puntos de muestreo. La cartografía de estas clases se obtuvo del estudio detallado de suelos de este sector con la ayuda del software ArcGIS®. Posteriormente, se evaluó la influencia de los índices de compactación predominantes sobre algunas propiedades hidrodinámicas y el régimen de humedad del suelo (R.H.S. Para ello se ubicaron dos puntos de medición en cada uno de los tres suelos durante 75 días. Finalmente, con el uso del modelo de simulación Somore se confirmó la efectividad de predicción del R.H.S. El estudio mostró que los suelos no presentan altos grados de compactación, pero sí altos contenidos de materia orgánica (4% - 6%. Se encontró que las características hidrológicas, retención de humedad y de laborabilidad son adecuadas; el R.H.S fue afectado negativamente por el régimen de lluvias, pero no presentó diferencias entre tratamientos. El modelo Somore resultó aceptable y práctico para estimar el R.H.S.In 2008, the degree of compaction of the best lands (Classes I and II agrologic cultivated with sugarcane among the municipalities of Palmira, El Cerrito and Candelaria in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. First, an index mapping compaction (IC based on the bulk density from 0 to 15 cm deep in 144 sampling points was performed. The mapping of these classes was obtained from the detailed study of soils in this area with the help of ArcGIS ® software. Second, we assessed the influence of compaction rates prevailing on some hydrodynamic properties and soil moisture regime (R.H.S, were located to two measurement points in each of the three soils for 75

  3. Terrorism in Colombia.

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    Paredes Zapata, Gabriel Darío

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    Colombia is a poor country that has been plagued by ongoing violence for more than 120 years. During the 1940s, subversive terrorist groups emerged in rural areas of the country when criminal groups came under the influence of Communism, and were later transformed into contemporary groups, such as the Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN) or National Liberation Army and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionares de Colombia (FARC) or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). Paramilitary terrorist groups emerged in response to subversive groups and were later transformed into contemporary groups, such as the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) or United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia. Terrorism has placed an enormous burden on modern Colombia. From 1995 to 2002, 9,435 people were killed by terrorism-related events, of which 5,864 were killed by subversive terrorist activities and 3,571 were killed by paramilitary terrorist activities. In 2002, at least nineteen attacks produced 10 or more casualties, of which 18 were bombings. In 2002, terrorists killed at least 12 mayors, 71 legislators, and internally displaced 300,000 persons from their homes. Since terrorist groups in Colombia are typically supported by drug manufacturing and trafficking, it has been difficult at times to distinguish violence due to terrorism from violence due to illicit drug trafficking. Terrorism has also had a major adverse effect on the economy, with restricted travel, loss of economic resources, and lack of economic investment. In addition to political, military, and commercial targets, terrorists have specifically targeted healthcare infrastructure and personnel. At the national and local levels, much emergency planning and preparedness has taken place for terrorism-related events. The Centro Regulador de Urgencias (CRU) or Emergency Regulation Center in Bogota plays a major role in coordinating local prehospital and hospital emergency response in the capital city and the national level where

  4. Use of time-of-flight mass spectrometry for large screening of organic pollutants in surface waters and soils from a rice production area in Colombia

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    Portolés Nicolau, Tania; Hernández Hernández, Félix; Díaz San Pedro, Ramón; Ibáñez Martínez, María; Bustos López, Martha Cristina; Botero Coy, Ana María; Fuentes, C. L.; Peñuela, Gustavo

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    The irrigate district of Usosaldaña, an important agricultural area in Colombia mainly devoted to rice crop production, is subjected to an intensive use of pesticides. Monitoring these compounds is necessary to know the impact of phytosanitary products in the different environmental compartments. In this work, surface water and soil samples from different sites of this area have been analyzed by applying an analytical methodology for large screening based on the use of time-of-flight mass spe...

  5. LAS REPRESENTACIONES QUE EL DIARIO EL TIEMPO HACE DE LOS INDÍGENAS EN COLOMBIA The Re presentations of Colombian Indigenous Peoples made by the El Tiempo Newspaper

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    Javier Guerrero Rivera

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    Full Text Available El artículo trata de las representaciones de los indígenas en Colombia por parte de El Tiempo, único diario de circulación nacional en el periodo estudiado (2004-2006. Con base en el modelo lingüístico y comunicativo propuesto por el lingüista colombiano Luis Alfonso Ramírez Peña, se analizan e interpretan tales representaciones, construidas a partir de voces, ideas e imaginarios provenientes de la cultura. La finalidad de este estudio es caracterizar el modelo comunicativo de El Tiempo, el cual contribuye -dado su carácter y su incidencia- a la consolidación de relaciones, modos de comportamiento e identidades en el encuentro de la sociedad dominante con las culturas minoritarias en el país.This article deals with the representation of Colombian Indians by El Tiempo, the only newspaper of national circulation at the time of the study (2004-2006. Using the linguistic and communicative model proposed by Colombian linguist Luis Alfonso Ramírez Peña, such representations are analyzed from this culture's voices, ideas and imaginaries. The goal of the study is to define the communicative model used by El Tiempo which contributes-as given by its nature and occurrence-to the consolidation of the relationships, behaviors, and identities of the interaction between the country's dominant and minority cultures.

  6. Aditions to the Flora of Colombia Aditions to the Flora of Colombia

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    Hermann J. F.

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    Full Text Available During the first four months of 1944 while the writer was engaged in exploration for sources of rotenone in Colombia, principally in the Eastern Llanos, some opportunity was found for general botanical collecting. Although both time and facilities for this purpose were limited to the extent that somewhat less than 500 numbers were obtained, these collections included a few undescribed plants and several species apparently not so far reported from Colombia. In addition to the two novelties described in the present paper, new species in the genera Axonopus, Grimaldia, Piper, Calolisianthus (genus new to Colombia, Hyptis, Bartsia, Castilleja, Alloplectus and Cephaelis will be described elsewhere by specialists in those groups, and new records for Lonchocarpus have already been published (Journ. Wash. Acad. Sci. 37: 111-113. 1947.During the first four months of 1944 while the writer was engaged in exploration for sources of rotenone in Colombia, principally in the Eastern Llanos, some opportunity was found for general botanical collecting. Although both time and facilities for this purpose were limited to the extent that somewhat less than 500 numbers were obtained, these collections included a few undescribed plants and several species apparently not so far reported from Colombia. In addition to the two novelties described in the present paper, new species in the genera Axonopus, Grimaldia, Piper, Calolisianthus (genus new to Colombia, Hyptis, Bartsia, Castilleja, Alloplectus and Cephaelis will be described elsewhere by specialists in those groups, and new records for Lonchocarpus have already been published (Journ. Wash. Acad. Sci. 37: 111-113. 1947.

  7. PRESENTE Y FUTURO DEL DERECHO DEL TRABAJO: BREVE HISTORIA JURÍDICA DEL DERECHO DEL TRABAJO EN COLOMBIA

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    Iván Daniel Jaramillo Jassir

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available El acontecimiento jurídico del siglo XX, sin duda, lo constituye el nacimiento y consolidación de una disciplina jurídica que tiene por objeto regular la relación capital-trabajo en forma autónoma. El presente escrito tiene como finalidad describir las vicisitudes del nacimiento del derecho del trabajo y los procesos que han enmarcado la evolución de esta rama del derecho así como una descripción de las tendencias que experimenta esta disciplina en el inicio del siglo XXI.

  8. CURRENT STATUS OF KNOWLEDGE OF SPHINGIDAE LATREILLE, 1802 (LEPIDOPTERA: BOMBYCOIDEA) IN COLOMBIA.

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    Correa-Carmona, Yenny; Vélez-Bravo, Andrés H; Echeverri, Marta Isabel Wolff

    2015-07-22

    A list of species and a photographic catalog of moths of the family Sphingidae reported for Colombia is presented. Following examination of 1463 specimens deposited in major entomological collections of Colombia, and a review of the literature, 188 species are reported for the country, of which 19 species and Phryxus genus are reported for the first time for Colombia. The genus Xylophanes has the most species recorded and also the most geographical records. The Andean region has the highest number of records. A diagnosis of each subfamily and genus, comments on the biology of many of the reported species and dichotomous keys are also presented.

  9. Dosquebradas, Colombia

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    Edgar Diego Erazo Caicedo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Una investigación fenomenológica, adelantada desde la perspectiva latinoamericana de los Estudios Culturales en Pereira y Dosquebradas, en el Departamento de Risaralda, Colombia, tendiente a comprender la relación entre mediaciones tecnológicas y procesos de subjetivación juvenil, permitió identificar que estos procesos adoptan hoy una forma que hemos denominado «subjetivaciones tecnojuveniles», categoría ésta que refiere la interdependencia existente entre ambos fenómenos, es decir, la necesidad que experimentan los jóvenes de interactuar cotidianamente con las tecnologías, pero, así mismo, la necesidad que experimentan los mediadores que están detrás del fenómeno respecto al aporte de los jóvenes para la transformación permanente de tales discursos y prácticas no discursivas (de poder. Estos procesos de subjetivación se están transformando a un ritmo vertiginoso y están produciendo formas emergentes de dialogicidad y de estilos de vida juvenil, caracterizados, entre otros rasgos, por una sensación de poder sobre el propio trayecto vital, expresado, entre otras manifestaciones, por expectativas favorables sobre sí mismos, su presente y su futuro

  10. Clave interactiva para los géneros de la familia Asteraceae (Compositae presentes en la reserva municipal de Cogua (Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Gómez Juan Carlos

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    Full Text Available En el trabajo científico y práctico con plantas, identificar las especies es fundamental. Esta identificación se realiza con el uso de claves, las cuales proporcionan la identidad correcta de una especie a través de un proceso de eliminación por contraste. En este trabajo se planteó elaborar una clave interactiva para los géneros de la familia Asteraceae (Compositae reportados en la Reserva Municipal de Cogua (Cundinamarca, Colombia, como herramienta para el reconocimiento de la flora local. Se obtuvo una clave interactiva en formato DELTA para los 31 géneros de la familia Asteraceae registrados en la reserva, con un listado de 173 caracteres diagnósticos para la familia, que engloban la variabilidad de las 57 especies estudiadas. Además, fue ilustrada con fotografías y dibujos de las especies y de los caracteres para facilitar el proceso de identificación, y se preparó para ser publicada en Internet de manera que pueda ser utilizada desde la red o quemada en un CD sin necesidad de conexión. La clave demostró ser eficiente para identificar los géneros de
    Asteraceae presentes en la reserva, utilizando solamente los caracteres de tipo vegetativo, con escaso uso de los caracteres de inflorescencia, y nulo requerimiento de caracteres florales. Esto es un resultado asombroso y no esperado para la familia Asteraceae, cuyas claves tradicionales requieren, desde el comienzo caracteres reproductivos. Es posible apreciar así la alta efectividad de la clave y la gran utilidad del programa DELTA.

  11. Estudio del comportamiento de una jauría de perros ferales presente en el humedal de La Conejera (Compartir-Suba, Bogotá, Colombia

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    Zerda Ordóñez Enrique

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Los perros ferales son un problema en la actualidad para las instituciones encargadas en el cuidado de los diferentes humedales presentes en la ciudad de Bogotá, debido a la constante amenaza que estos animales representan para la fauna residente en estos espacios en recuperación. Se utilizaron técnicas de observación directa y registro indirecto para obtener una descripción morfológica de cada uno de los animales y realizar un catálogo comportamental de los perros tanto a nivel individual como social. Los muestreos se realizaron entre agosto y septiembre de 2005 en el humedal de La Conejera (Compartir-Suba, Bogotá, Colombia. Se registraron diez individuos pertenecientes a un mismo grupo social, conformado por siete machos y tres hembras. La organización social de los perros mostró semejanzas con la de sus antecesores los lobos, presentando básicamente dos líneas jerárquicas siendo una para los machos y una para las  hembras, cada una con un macho y hembra alpha respectivamente. Los perros encuentran al interior del humedal los recursos necesarios como es abrigo,agua y alimento suficiente para su supervivencia y la de sus crías, debido a la ausencia de otros predadores que luchan por los mismos recursos, teniendo mejor acceso y menor competencia. Se realizan observaciones y recomendaciones para implementar en contra de la supervivencia y permanencia de estos animales en lugares donde se tenga fauna silvestre amenazada por este tipo de predadores.

  12. Steam injection in Colombia under challenging environment

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    Waghray, J.P. [Mansovar Energy Colombia Ltd (Colombia)

    2011-07-01

    Mansarovar Energy Columbia Ltd. is a company extracting heavy oil from its Colombian fields. In order to enhance the production and at the same time to contribute to the economic recovery, they are using the cyclic steam injection method. The aim of this presentation is to show what are the challenges facing heavy oil extraction in Colombia, what is the state of the art, and what needs to be improved. Heavy oil extraction in Colombia presents two sorts of challenges: operational ones related to sanding problems and diluents and gas availability; and commercial ones, related to low return rates. The use of steam injection in conventional wells can, however, increase both productivity and the rate of return while at the same time enhancing the recovery factor by 10 to 15%. For the future, improvement in drilling and completion, production, and steam efficiency will be necessary as well as the implementation of the appropriate enhanced oil recovery processes.

  13. Hashimoto's thyroiditis in childhood: presentation modes and evolution over time

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    Full Text Available Abstract Aim of this survey is to report the most recent views about Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT natural history according to the different presentations. In children presenting with either euthyroidism or subclinical hypothyroidism HT spontaneous course is frequently characterized by a trend towards deterioration of thyroid function, whereas in those presenting with overt hyperthyroidism a definitive resolution of hyperthyroid phase is to be expected. Another possible even though unusual outcome of HT is the conversion to Graves’ disease.

  14. Wavelength-multiplexed ghost imaging in time (Conference Presentation)

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    Ryczkowski, Piotr; Genty, Goëry; Barbier, Margaux; Friberg, Ari T.; Dudley, John M.

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    Ghost imaging is an optical technique that produces the image of an object by correlating the total amount of light transmitted through the object with the random intensity pattern that the object is irradiated with. When the technique is used with incoherent light sources, characterized by random temporal intensity fluctuations, it requires recording a very large number of distinct realizations to obtain a faithful image reproduction. In order to significantly reduce the number of realizations, one can use pre-programmed known patterns, so-called computational ghost imaging. Recently, ghost imaging was transposed into the time-domain to image ultrafast varying waveforms. Here, we report on a novel proof-of-concept experiment of computational ghost imaging in the time domain using wavelength multiplexing. By encoding different time-varying intensity patterns onto separate wavelength channels, we can perform simultaneous measurement of multiple realizations. This allows us to perform ghost imaging in real-time, without the need of probing the time-varying object repeatedly. Specifically, we use a programmable spectral filter to encode a set of 32 Hadamard-like time-varying intensity patterns onto a broadband LED light source. An electro-optic intensity modulator driven by an electrical waveform is used to create the time-varying object to be measured. The object is then reconstructed "blindly" by correlating the time-averaged transmission of each wavelength channels with the digitized form of the time-varying Hadamard patterns that illuminate the object. The temporal resolution of the measurement is currently to 0.5 s limited by the speed at which the variable spectral filter can be manipulated.

  15. A Wedge of Time: Futures in the Present and Presents Without Futures in Maputo, Mozambique

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    Nielsen, Morten

    2014-01-01

    , Mozambique, it examines the non-linear temporalities of house-building. According to house-builders living on the fringes of the city, the future constitutes a temporal position from where the present might be properly illuminated. However, when seen from the present, the future surprisingly seems to reflect...

  16. Timing and Style of Deformation in the Floresta Massif, Axial Eastern Cordillera, Colombia

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    Saylor, J.; Stockli, D. F.; Mora, A.

    2009-12-01

    The Floresta Massif is one of the largest exposures of Paleozoic and Pre-Cambrian rocks in the Eastern Cordillera. Estimates for the age of onset of shortening-related deformation in the Eastern Cordillera range from late Cretaceous to late Miocene (e.g., Hoorn et al., 1995; Bayona et al., 2008; Parra et al., 2009). The massif is typically interpreted as being exhumed along a high-angle reverse fault (the Soapaga fault) that reactivated Mesozoic extensional structures (e.g., Kammer and Sanchez, 2006). We examined these dual linked issued with new zircon U/Th-He (ZHe) data, new geological mapping and previously published apatite fission track (AFT) data from the Floresta Massif and the associated footwall strata. Previously, an overturned Paleozoic - Cretaceous sequence was mapped emplaced on Tertiary strata along the Soapaga fault. However, new geologic mapping identifies two previously unrecognized thrusts which place, from west to east, Paleozoic strata on Jurassic strata (Fault 3), Jurassic strata on Cretaceous strata (Fault 2) and Cretaceous strata on Tertiary strata (along the previously identified Fault 1). These results are confirmed by AFT and ZHe data. ZHe ages show no resetting in the Tertiary footwall strata, but show partial resetting in the Cretaceous strata and full resetting in the Jurassic and Paleozoic strata. Similarly, AFT data show older ages in the Cretaceous strata than in the Jurassic or Paleozoic strata. Fully reset ZHe ages from Jurassic strata show that exhumation of the Floresta Massif was ongoing by at least the early Oligocene (~ 30 Ma). However, this deformation post-dates an older episode of deformation associated with partially reset ZHe ages in the Cretaceous strata. Based on a decrease in lag time in detrital ZHe data, we infer that the earlier episode of deformation occurred in the mid - late Eocene (45 - 35 Ma).

  17. Affordable CZT SPECT with dose-time minimization (Conference Presentation)

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    Hugg, James W.; Harris, Brian W.; Radley, Ian

    2017-03-01

    PURPOSE Pixelated CdZnTe (CZT) detector arrays are used in molecular imaging applications that can enable precision medicine, including small-animal SPECT, cardiac SPECT, molecular breast imaging (MBI), and general purpose SPECT. The interplay of gamma camera, collimator, gantry motion, and image reconstruction determines image quality and dose-time-FOV tradeoffs. Both dose and exam time can be minimized without compromising diagnostic content. METHODS Integration of pixelated CZT detectors with advanced ASICs and readout electronics improves system performance. Because historically CZT was expensive, the first clinical applications were limited to small FOV. Radiation doses were initially high and exam times long. Advances have significantly improved efficiency of CZT-based molecular imaging systems and the cost has steadily declined. We have built a general purpose SPECT system using our 40 cm x 53 cm CZT gamma camera with 2 mm pixel pitch and characterized system performance. RESULTS Compared to NaI scintillator gamma cameras: intrinsic spatial resolution improved from 3.8 mm to 2.0 mm; energy resolution improved from 9.8% to molecular imaging, coupled with optimal collimator and image reconstruction, result in minimized dose and exam time. With CZT cost improving, affordable whole-body CZT general purpose SPECT is expected to enable precision medicine applications.

  18. Dendritic cell maturation and cross-presentation: timing matters!

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    Alloatti, Andrés; Kotsias, Fiorella; Magalhaes, Joao Gamelas; Amigorena, Sebastian

    2016-07-01

    As a population, dendritic cells (DCs) appear to be the best cross-presenters of internalized antigens on major histocompatibility complex class I molecules in the mouse. To do this, DCs have developed a number of unique and dedicated means to control their endocytic and phagocytic pathways: among them, the capacity to limit acidification of their phagosomes, to prevent proteolytic degradation, to delay fusion of phagosomes to lysosomes, to recruit ER proteins to phagosomes, and to export phagocytosed antigens to the cytosol. The regulation of phagocytic functions, and thereby of antigen processing and presentation by innate signaling, represents a critical level of integration of adaptive and innate immune responses. Understanding how innate signals control antigen cross-presentation is critical to define effective vaccination strategies for CD8(+) T-cell responses.

  19. Time Optimized Algorithm for Web Document Presentation Adaptation

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    Pan, Rong; Dolog, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Currently information on the web is accessed through different devices. Each device has its own properties such as resolution, size, and capabilities to display information in different format and so on. This calls for adaptation of information presentation for such platforms. This paper proposes...

  20. Revival and significance of political philosophy at present time

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    Chen Yanqing; Wang Xinsheng

    2006-01-01

    Taking a panoramic view on the history of modern philosophy,we can learn that political philosophy,a new arena for modern philosophy,has become an important field in philosophical studies since the later half of the 20th century.As far as the problem domain of political philosophy is concerned,political philosophy is only a special form of philosophy.The revival of political philosophy,however,indicates that philosophical inspection of political matters has regained legitimacy,and also means the restaging of philosophy as a knowledge type at modern times.In one sense,we can view the newly-revived political philosophy as typical modern philosophy,because its problem domain,its unique angle of looking into the life world and its ideal concern about the actual world make it one of the best ways in which we can reflect the existence of mankind in modern times.

  1. Timing of Accretion and Mountain-Building in The Northern Andes of Colombia through Low-Temperature Thermochonology

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    Vinasco, C. J.; Restrepo-Moreno, S. A.; Marín, M. I.; Botero, M.; Bermudez, M. A.; Min, K. K.; Foster, D. A.; Noriega, S., Sr.; Montoya, E., Sr.; Londoño, L., Sr.; Bernet, M.

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    Orogenic configuration of the Northern Andes is closely associated to accretional processes since the Upper Cretaceous. In Colombia, the regional boundary between a Paleozoic continental domain to the east and Cretaceous accreted terrenes to the west is well exposed in several E-W sections near Medellin City and along the Cauca River, which occupies a major depression located between the Central and Western cordilleras. The area is dominated by the N-S trending Romeral Fault System (RFS) that can be traced to southern Ecuador. Relationships between the RFS and W-SW verging thrust system are unknown, although they represent key components of a transpressional orogeny. To understand timing of accretion and associated mountain building processes, we performed (U-Th)/He and fission track dating on samples derived from vertical profiles in cordilleran massifs. Samples were collected along four vertical profiles on two distinct litho-tectonic units: (1) three vertical profiles in the older eastern realm corresponding to metamorphic basement rocks of the Paleozoic Paleo-continental margin and associated Cretaceous intrusives, and (2) one vertical profile in the Mande batholith, Eocene in age at the eastern portion of the Panama Chocó Block (PCB) . The resulting zircon (U-Th)/He (ZHe) ages show a clear contrast between the ancient eastern realm (~50-60 Ma) and the Mande Batholith (~30-40 Ma). Apatite (U-Th)/He (AHe) ages also show a strong contrast with 23-42 Ma for the eastern realm and a well defined cluster at ~4 Ma for the Mande Batholith. These preliminary results suggest distinctive cooling histories for the two litho-tectonic blocks. The Mande batholith (western block) records both the late Eocene and Pliocene events whereas the ancient eastern block does not preserve any of these events. The Paleocene events recorded by the eastern block are probably related to the Laramic orogenetic phase. Finally, elevation-invariable ZHe ages from the ancient eastern block

  2. Takayasu arteritis in Colombia.

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    Cañas, C A; Jimenez, C A; Ramirez, L A; Uribe, O; Tobón, I; Torrenegra, A; Cortina, A; Muñoz, M; Gutierrez, O; Restrepo, J F; Peña, M; Iglesias, A

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    Takayasu arteritis has been recognized in Colombia just recently, and so far we do not have any report concerning its presentation here. In this first report, some issues related to the presentation of the disease are indicated and compared with those found in the medical literature. No differences were found in age and sex. Most of the cases were diagnosed during an inactive phase of the disease with advanced manifestations due to vascular lesion which suggests the existence of some genetic factor influencing such a presentation, or may be the consequence of a delay in diagnosing the disease during initial and active stages due to not suspecting it. Comparing the vessels which are affected among other races and countries, we can find both differences and similarities. With the purpose of discovering the demographic, clinical, angiographic and laboratorial characteristics of Takayasu arteritis in Colombia, the present study was carried out by studying 35 clinical cases in different medical centers of the country.

  3. (Colombia 2010

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    Sandra Constanza Cañón

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio pretende indagar sobre las prácticas y comportamientos sexuales en una población universitaria, ya que comportamientos positivos pueden desarrollar mejores habilidades para la prevención de conductas de alto riesgo, mayor satisfacción sexual y, por ende, vivir más plenamente. La presente investigación es de tipo transversal y en ella participaron estudiantes de todas las facultades de la Universidad de Manizales (Caldas, Colombia, que estaban cursando entre primero y noveno semestre. La muestra de esta investigación la constituyeron 267 personas sobre una población de 3600 estudiantes regulares; se obtuvo mediante un muestreo probabilístico estratificado por género y facultad. La edad media fue de 21.69 años; la mayor proporción fue de mujeres en un 58.8%; 1.5% eran homosexuales y un 5%, bisexuales, el método de anticoncepción más usado fueron los métodos de barrera en un 41.3%; el 15.2% habían tenido alguna infección de transmisión sexual. En lo que se refiere a las prácticas sexuales el 22.8% realizan todas las prácticas (masturbación, sexo oral, sexo anal, sexo vaginal; en cuanto al promedio de edad de inicio de relaciones sexuales fue de 16.09 años; están de acuerdo con la despenalización total del aborto en un 53.1%; el 73.2% adoptan una posición de aceptación y tolerancia hacia la homosexualidad. El estudio permitió ver la influencia de varias variables como género, familia, religión y formación educativa sobre el comportamiento y la práctica sexual responsable.

  4. Presentation

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present edition of Significação – Scientific Journal for Audiovisual Culture and in the others to follow something new is brought: the presence of thematic dossiers which are to be organized by invited scholars. The appointed subject for the very first one of them was Radio and the invited scholar, Eduardo Vicente, professor at the Graduate Course in Audiovisual and at the Postgraduate Program in Audiovisual Media and Processes of the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA-USP. Entitled Radio Beyond Borders the dossier gathers six articles and the intention of reuniting works on the perspectives of usage of such media as much as on the new possibilities of aesthetical experimenting being build up for it, especially considering the new digital technologies and technological convergences. It also intends to present works with original theoretical approach and original reflections able to reset the way we look at what is today already a centennial media. Having broadened the meaning of “beyond borders”, four foreign authors were invited to join the dossier. This is the first time they are being published in this country and so, in all cases, the articles where either written or translated into Portuguese.The dossier begins with “Radio is dead…Long live to the sound”, which is the transcription of a thought provoking lecture given by Armand Balsebre (Autonomous University of Barcelona – one of the most influential authors in the world on the Radio study field. It addresses the challenges such media is to face so that it can become “a new sound media, in the context of a new soundscape or sound-sphere, for the new listeners”. Andrew Dubber (Birmingham City University regarding the challenges posed by a Digital Era argues for a theoretical approach in radio studies which can consider a Media Ecology. The author understands the form and discourse of radio as a negotiation of affordances and

  5. The Colombia Seismological Network

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    Blanco Chia, J. F.; Poveda, E.; Pedraza, P.

    2013-05-01

    The latest seismological equipment and data processing instrumentation installed at the Colombia Seismological Network (RSNC) are described. System configuration, network operation, and data management are discussed. The data quality and the new seismological products are analyzed. The main purpose of the network is to monitor local seismicity with a special emphasis on seismic activity surrounding the Colombian Pacific and Caribbean oceans, for early warning in case a Tsunami is produced by an earthquake. The Colombian territory is located at the South America northwestern corner, here three tectonic plates converge: Nazca, Caribbean and the South American. The dynamics of these plates, when resulting in earthquakes, is continuously monitored by the network. In 2012, the RSNC registered in 2012 an average of 67 events per day; from this number, a mean of 36 earthquakes were possible to be located well. In 2010 the network was also able to register an average of 67 events, but it was only possible to locate a mean of 28 earthquakes daily. This difference is due to the expansion of the network. The network is made up of 84 stations equipped with different kind of broadband 40s, 120s seismometers, accelerometers and short period 1s sensors. The signal is transmitted continuously in real-time to the Central Recording Center located at Bogotá, using satellite, telemetry, and Internet. Moreover, there are some other stations which are required to collect the information in situ. Data is recorded and processed digitally using two different systems, EARTHWORM and SEISAN, which are able to process and share the information between them. The RSNC has designed and implemented a web system to share the seismological data. This innovative system uses tools like Java Script, Oracle and programming languages like PHP to allow the users to access the seismicity registered by the network almost in real time as well as to download the waveform and technical details. The coverage

  6. Caracteres moleculares para la determinación taxonómica de tres especies de Lutzomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae), vectores potenciales de Leishmania presentes en el valle de Aburrá, Colombia

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    Pérez-Doria, Alveiro; Bejarano,Eduar Elías; Sierra,Diana; Vélez,Iván Darío

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    En Colombia están registradas 143 especies de Lutzomyia França, pero menos del 7% de éstas se encuentran incriminadas como vectores de Leishmania spp. Debido a la alta semejanza morfológica de algunas especies vectoras con otras no vectoras, se necesitan caracteres taxonómicos alternativos para identificar correctamente los flebotomíneos de cada zona geográfica del país. Con este objetivo, en el presente trabajo se secuenció el extremo 3’ del gen mitocondrial que codifica para la proteína cit...

  7. Presentation

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    Nicanor Lopes

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The Journal Caminhando debuts with a new editorial format: eachmagazine will have a Dossier.In 2010 Christianity celebrated the centenary of Edinburgh. TheWorld Missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910 is regarded by manyas missiological watershed in the missionary and ecumenical movement.So the Faculty of Theology of the Methodist Church (FATEO decidedto organize a Wesleyan Week discussing the issue of mission. For anevent of this magnitude FATEO invited the Rev. Dr. Wesley Ariarajah,Methodist pastor and teacher of Sri Lanka with extensive experience inpastoral ministry in local churches and professor of History of Religionsand the New Testament at the Theological College of Lanka, maintainedby the Protestant Churches in Sri Lanka. In 1981 he was invited to jointhe World Council of Churches, where he presided for over ten years theCouncil of Interreligious Dialogue. From 1992 he served as Deputy GeneralSecretary of the WCC.The following texts are not the speeches of the Rev. Dr. WesleyAriarajah, for they will be published separately. Nevertheless, the journaldialogs with the celebrations of the centenary of Edinburgh, parting formthe intriguing theme: "Mission in the 21st century in Brazil". After all, howis it that mission takes place among us in personal, church, and communityactivities?Within the Dossier, as common to the journal, the textos are organizedas follows: Bible, Theology / History and Pastoral Care. Other items thatdo not fit within the Dossier, but, do articulate mission, can be found inthe section Declarations and Documents and Book Reviews.The authors of the Dossier have important considerations in buildinga contemporary missiological concept considering Brazilian reality.Anderson de Oliveira, in the Bible-Section, presents a significantexegeses of Matthew 26.6-13. What does it mean when Jesus is quotedwith the words: "For the poor always ye have with you, but me ye havenot always." Is this declaration challenging the gospels

  8. Plan Colombia

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    Noam Chomsky

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Colombia recibe más ayuda militar de Estados Unidos que el resto de América Latina y el Caribe unidos, y esta situación puede profundizarse con la ejecución del Plan Colombia, fundamentado en la lucha antidrogas. Sin embargo, el pais ha sido calificado con el récord en violación de derechos humanos. En este contexto se aplica la reforma económica más significativa en la década de los noventa, generando condicionantes en los procesos de integración con sus vecinos. En concordancia con el secretario de Defensa, Henry Stimson, desde los años 60 Estados Unidos estaba autorizado para controlar su propio sistema regional, mientras todos los demás intenlos serian desmantelados. La presentación ambigua de esta política del gobierno estadounidense en Colombia es cómo disociar esta guerra contra la droga y la lucha irregular contrainsurgente En Estados Unidos hay otra opinión que debe conocerse para comprender las divergencias en e! interior de dicho país. Este artículo del prestigioso profesor universitario del MU, Noam Chomsky, es un referente obligado en términos de opinión pública y académica de dimensión internacional, por el inmenso respeto que infunde tanto en América como en Europa

  9. The centipedes (Arthropoda, Myriapoda, Chilopoda) from Colombia: Part I. Scutigeromorpha and Scolopendromorpha.

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    Chagas, Amazonas; Chaparro, Elisa; Jiménez, Sebastián Galvis; Triana, Hernán Darío Triana; Flórez D, Eduardo; Seoane, José Carlos Sícoli

    2014-03-14

    This study presents an updated list of centipedes of the orders Scutigeromorpha and Scolopendromorpha from Colombia based on data from the literature, the World Catalogue of Centipedes (CHILOBASE), and specimens examined in museum collections. Four families, nine genera, 37 species and four subspecies are listed. One species belongs to Scutigeromorpha, and 36 species and four subspecies to Scolopendromorpha. Eleven species and four subspecies of scolopendromorphs are recorded for the first time from Colombia. Newportia Gervais, 1847 is the most diverse genus with 12 species and three subspecies. Six species of Scolopendromorpha are endemic. Three species-Otostigmus inermis Porat, 1876, O. scabricauda (Humbert & Saussure, 1870) and Cryptops iheringi Brölemann, 1902-are deleted from the fauna of Colombia. The Andean Región in Colombia has the most records of Scutigeromorpha and Scolopendromorpha. Maps showing the geographical distribution are given for the orders, genera, and some species.

  10. Colombia : Essays on Conflict, Peace, and Development

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    A purpose of this book is to present recent World Bank analytical work on the causes of violence and conflict in Colombia, highlighting pilot lending programs oriented to promote peace and development. The Bank's international experiences in post-conflict situations in different countries and their relevance for Colombia are also examined in this volume. The identification of socio-economi...

  11. Una historia de vida entre el pasado y el presente de Colombia. Homenaje a Alicia Dussán de Reichel-Dolmatoff

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Con ocasión de este merecido reconocimiento a la antropóloga Alicia Dussán de Reichel-Dolmatoff, quiero destacar su papel protagónico en el desarrollo de la arqueología en Colombia. Al hacerlo, es difícil trazar una separación entre sus aportes y los de su inseparable esposo, Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff, porque juntos se embarcaron en una apasionante quimera por develar la historia más antigua de los pobladores de nuestro país. Varios de sus escritos, tanto en los que es autora como en los que es coautora con Gerardo, dejan entrever su trabajo decisivo en las investigaciones que desarrollaron [...

  12. Presentation

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    Paulo Henrique Freire Vieira

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This dossier focuses on one of the essential debate topics today about the territorial dimension of the new development strategies concerned with the worsening of the global socioecological crisis, that is: the challenges related to the activation and integration in networks of localized agri-food systems. For its composition, some contributions presented and debated during the VI International Conference on Localized Agri-food System - The LAFS facing the opportunities and challenges of the new global context have been gathered. The event took place in the city of Florianópolis, from May 21th to 25th of 2013. The event was promoted by the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC and by the Center for the International Cooperation on Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD. Besides UFSC and CIRAD, EPAGRI, State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC, as well as research institutes and universities from other states (UFMG, IEA/SP, UFS, UFRGS and Mexican and Argentinian partners from the RED SIAL Latino Americana also participated in the organization of lectures, discussion tables and workshops.

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    Helmut Renders

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available We present to our esteemed readers the second edition of our journal for 2008. We have chosen the theme “The life and work of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Moltmann” as its special emphasis. It is our way to pay homage to J. Moltmann in the year the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo awards him an honorary Doctor Honoris Causa degree. Sincethe seventies, Moltmann and Latin America have been in dialog. In his emblematic work “A Theology of Liberation”, Gustavo Gutiérrez, the Catholic, discussed with Moltmann, the Reformed, the relationship between eschatology and history (GUTIÉRREZ, Gustavo.Teologia da Libertação. 5ª edição. Petrópolis, RJ: Vozes, 1985, p. 27, 137-139. A dialog held in the premises of IMS, which nowadays is called UMESP, has produced the little book “Passion for life” (MOLTMANN, Jürgen. Paixão pela vida. São Paulo, SP: ASTE - Associaçãode Seminários Teológicos Evangélicos, 1978.In the following years, the wide theological work of J. Moltmann went all the way from debates to congresses and has conquered the classrooms. Most probably, J. Moltmann is nowadays the most widely read European author in Brazilian theological seminaries. Thisrecognition can only be held in unison and the wide response to our request for articles confirms the huge repercussion that Moltmann’s work has been having up to today in Brazil. The ecumenical theologian J. Moltmann is ecumenically read. We believe that thisway we may be better equipped to answer to anyone who asks us for the reason there is hope in us. We have organized the articles on J. Moltmann’s theology according to the original publication date of the books dealt with in each essay. We also communicate that some articles which were originally requested for this edition of the journal will be published in the journal Estudos de Regilião in May 2009.As it is usual with the journal Caminhando, we have, besides this thematic emphasis, yet other contributions in the areas of

  14. Estabilidad estructural del suelo bajo diferentes sistemas y tiempo de uso en laderas andinas de Nariño, Colombia Soil structural stability under different use systems and time in andean hillsides of Nariño, Colombia

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    Belisario Volverás Mambuscay

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de evaluar el impacto de largos periodos de uso del terreno en propiedades estructurales del suelo, se realizó un muestreo a 0-20 cm de profundidad en los siguientes tratamientos: Suelo no intervenido 25% de pendiente (testigo, uso en pastura por 25 años 25% de pendiente y uso agrícola rotación trigo-maíz (rt-m de 25, 45 y 70 años de uso a 12% y 25% de pendiente, en un Inceptisol de la zona de reconversión del cultivo de trigo de Nariño (2.400 a 2.800 msnm, Colombia (longitud 75º 14' oeste, latitud 0.5º 10' norte, 2710 msnm, 80% HR, 12ºC. Los resultados mostraron diferencias significativas entre el tipo e intensidad de uso del suelo por largos periodos en distribución de tamaño de agregados secos al aire, estabilidad de agregados al agua y distribución de tamaño de poros. El incremento de la intensidad de uso disminuyó la estabilidad estructural y afectó la porosidad del suelo. El porcentaje de agregados estables al agua mayores a 2.0 mm fue significativamente mayor en suelo no intervenido (51.5%. El cambio a uso agrícola (rt-m durante 25, 45 y 70 años disminuyó los agregados estables mayores a 2.0 mm a 36.9%, 35.3% y 29.1% respectivamente. La porosidad total del uso en pastura disminuyó en 18% respecto al testigo y tendió a disminuir al aumentar la intensidad de uso del suelo rt-m.To evaluate the impact of different land use systems for long periods of time on soil structural properties, a sampling to 0-20 cm of depth was carried in the following treatments: Forest 25% slope (control, pasture crops for 25 years with 25% slope and use agricultural wheat-corn (rw-c of 25, 45 and 70 years of use, each one of these last, with 12% and 25% slope, in a Inceptisol (Dystric haplustepts of the area of reconversion of the wheat cropping area located at 2.400 to 2.800 masl in the Andean zone of the department of Nariño, Colombia (longitude 75º 14' west, latitude 0.5º 10' north, 2710 msnm, 80% RH, 12ºC. Results showed

  15. Internal displacement in Colombia: Fifteen distinguishing features.

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    Shultz, James M; Ceballos, Ángela Milena Gómez; Espinel, Zelde; Oliveros, Sofia Rios; Fonseca, Maria Fernanda; Florez, Luis Jorge Hernandez

    2014-01-01

    This commentary aims to delineate the distinguishing features of conflict-induced internal displacement in the nation of Colombia, South America. Even as Colombia is currently implementing a spectrum of legal, social, economic, and health programs for "victims of armed conflict," with particular focus on internally displaced persons (IDPs), the dynamics of forced migration on a mass scale within this country are little known beyond national borders.   The authors of this commentary are embarking on a global mental health research program in Bogota, Colombia to define best practices for reaching the displaced population and implementing sustainable, evidence-based screening and intervention for common mental disorders. Presenting the defining characteristics of internal displacement in Colombia provides the context for our work and, more importantly, conveys the compelling and complex nature of this humanitarian crisis. We attempt to demonstrate Colombia's unique position within the global patterning of internal displacement.

  16. Las polémicas evolucionistas en Colombia a finales del siglo XIX: pasado y presente de la naturaleza, el hombre y las sociedades

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    Nelson J. Chacón Lesmes

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the historical conditions of two debates about evolution in nineteenth century Colombia. The aim is to show how Darwin´s was understood within colombian intellectual context, and how some intellectuals generated positions along the theory. The way they were constructed, References, opinions, persuasion capability, among others are very important to understand the main characteristics of scientific discourse, and examples to create authority and credibility.//Este artículo explora las condiciones históricas de dos polémicas evolucionistas colombianas a finales del siglo XIX. Se intenta mostrar cómo fue entendida la teoría de Darwin a la luz de las posibilidades intelectuales del contexto colombiano y cómo algunos letrados de la época generaron posturas particulares frente a la teoría. La forma en que estas posturas son construidas, las referencias, las opiniones, la capacidad de persuasión, entre otros, son consideradas vitales para entender las características del discurso científico y ejemplos para generar autoridad y credibilidad.

  17. Community ecology of the Middle Miocene primates of La Venta, Colombia: the relationship between ecological diversity, divergence time, and phylogenetic richness.

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    Wheeler, Brandon C

    2010-04-01

    It has been suggested that the degree of ecological diversity that characterizes a primate community correlates positively with both its phylogenetic richness and the time since the members of that community diverged (Fleagle and Reed in Primate communities. Cambridge University Press, New York, pp 92-115, 1999). It is therefore questionable whether or not a community with a relatively recent divergence time but high phylogenetic richness would be as ecologically variable as a community with similar phylogenetic richness but a more distant divergence time. To address this question, the ecological diversity of a fossil primate community from La Venta, Colombia, a Middle Miocene platyrrhine community with phylogenetic diversity comparable with extant platyrrhine communities but a relatively short time since divergence, was compared with that of modern Neotropical primate communities. Shearing quotients and molar lengths, which together are reliable indicators of diet, for both fossil and extant species were plotted against each other to describe the dietary ''ecospace'' occupied by each community. Community diversity was calculated as the area of the minimum convex polygon encompassing all community members. The diversity of the fossil community was then compared with that of extant communities to test whether the fossil community was less diverse than extant communities while taking phylogenetic richness into account. Results indicate that the La Ventan community was not significantly less ecologically diverse than modern communities, supporting the idea that ecological diversification occurred along with phylogenetic diversification early in platyrrhine evolution.

  18. Astroparticle Physics at Eastern Colombia

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    Asorey, Hernan

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    We present the emerging panorama of Astroparticle Physics at Eastern Colombia, and describe several ongoing projects, most of them related to the Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO) Project. This research work is carried out at the Grupo de Investigaciones en Relatividad y Gravitaci\\'on of Universidad Industrial de Santander.

  19. Caracteres moleculares para la determinación taxonómica de tres especies de Lutzomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae, vectores potenciales de Leishmania presentes en el valle de Aburrá, Colombia Molecular characters for the taxonomic determination of three species of Lutzomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae, potential Leishmania vectors found in the Aburrá valley, Colombia

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    Alveiro Pérez-Doria

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia están registradas 143 especies de Lutzomyia França, pero menos del 7% de éstas se encuentran incriminadas como vectores de Leishmania spp. Debido a la alta semejanza morfológica de algunas especies vectoras con otras no vectoras, se necesitan caracteres taxonómicos alternativos para identificar correctamente los flebotomíneos de cada zona geográfica del país. Con este objetivo, en el presente trabajo se secuenció el extremo 3' del gen mitocondrial que codifica para la proteína citocromo b en tres vectores potenciales de Leishmania presentes en el valle de Aburrá, Colombia, Lutzomyia hartmanni (Fairchild y Hertig, L. columbiana (Ristorcelli y Van Ty y L. tihuiliensis Le Pont, Torrez-Espejo y Dujardin. A partir del alineamiento múltiple de nucleótidos se determinaron los sitios polimórficos, las distancias genéticas pareadas netas (p y la entropía. Las secuencias de nucleótidos fueron trasladadas a aminoácidos para estimar el número de sustituciones sinónimas y no sinónimas. En el alineamiento múltiple de 321 nucleótidos del gen citocromo b de L. columbiana, L. hartmanni y L. tihuiliensis se detectaron 83 sustituciones. En la secuencia parcial de la proteína se encontraron 18 reemplazos de aminoácidos. Las distancias genéticas interespecíficas fluctuaron en un rango mínimo de 0,137 entre L. tihuiliensis y L. columbiana, y un máximo de 0,215 entre L. columbiana y L. hartmanni. Los polimorfismos detectados en la secuencia de nucleótidos del gen y de aminoácidos de la proteína constituyen caracteres moleculares potencialmente útiles para la determinación taxonómica de estas especies de flebotomíneos.To date, 143 species of Lutzomyia França are recorded in Colombia, but less than 7% is incriminated in the transmission of Leishmania spp. Alternative taxonomic characters are necessary to correctly identify the particular sand fly fauna in each Colombian region, and the separation of morphologically

  20. en Colombia?

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    William Andrés Ocampo Duque

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El Ministerio de Minas y Energía aprobó la comercialización de biogasolina en Colombia a partir del día 1.º de noviembre de 2005. La biogasolina (gasohol o mezcla E10 es una mezcla que contiene 90% de gasolina y 10% de etanol en volumen. El etanol se origina a partir de la fermentación natural, luego de extraer los jugos de cultivos como la caña de azúcar, el maíz, el trigo o la yuca. Tanto el Gobierno nacional como los productores interesados han manifestado que la biogasolina se presenta como una alternativa para reducir los efectos negativos sobre el medio ambiente que producen las grandes ciudades debido a la quema de combustibles fósiles en el sector del transporte. Sin embargo, en la literatura científica especializada la evidencia de efectos ambientales favorables por el uso de gasolina oxigenada con un 10% de etanol es escasa. Por el contrario, hay gran controversia a nivel mundial acerca del uso de este combustible modificado. En este trabajo se hace una extensa revisión científica en la que se muestra que la mezcla etanol-gasolina presenta cuestionables beneficios ambientales ya que puede incrementar la producción de contaminantes altamente tóxicos y smog fotoquímico, ofrece pocos beneficios en cuanto a reducciones de gases de efecto invernadero y sostenibilidad ambiental, además de incrementar el riesgo de la contaminación de las aguas subterráneas.

  1. A new jumping spider species of the genus Maeota (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini, with new faunistic data of the tribe from Colombia

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    William Galvis

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available A new species of jumping spider of the genus Maeota (Salticidae, M. galeanoae sp. nov., is described and illustrated from the Caribbean state of Magdalena, Colombia. Additionally, the genus Anasaitis is recorded for the first time from Colombia, with the species A. canalis, from the department of Chocó. Moreover, new records are presented for Maeota serrapophysis from the departments of Magdalena, Quindío and Valle del Cauca, Colombia, with individuals from the southern region presenting a slightly different pattern of coloration in which the prosoma, abdomen and legs have a reticulated brown and gray pattern. New faunistic data from Colombia are also presented for the species M. betancuri and Ilargus galianoae. Finally, a distribution map is presented, including new and previously published records for the taxa treated here.

  2. The diversity of flower flies (Diptera: syrphidae) in Colombia and their neotropical distribution.

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    Montoya, A L; Pérez, S P; Wolff, M

    2012-02-01

    In Colombia, like most Neotropical countries, faunistic studies on flower flies have been occasional and most of them have been primarily focused on taxonomy. Colombia is the second-most species-rich country in flower fly diversity in the Neotropics after Brazil, and has one of the highest numbers of species per unit area (2.49 per 10,000 km²), based on a review of literature and national collections. Including new data presented here, a total of 47 genera and 300 species are recorded in Colombia. The genera Scaeva Fabricius and Lycastrirhyncha Bigot, as well as 101 species are recorded here for the first time. The altitudinal range and the distribution of the flower fly genera in Colombia are presented. A preliminary comparison of the fauna of Colombia with that of other Neotropical countries is given. A historical perspective is also provided in order to illustrate how Colombian Syrphidae knowledge has progressed over the last 168 years. Information presented here will be useful for ongoing and future biodiversity research as well as conservation projects on Syrphidae in the Neotropical region.

  3. Timing and tectonic processes associated to the Late Cretaceous to Paleogene transition from collision to subduction in the Northern margin of Colombia

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    Cardona, A.; Montes, C.; Bayona, G.; Jaramillo, S.; Lopez-Martinez, M.; Silva, J.; Valencia, V.; Vanegas, J.; Zapata, S.

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    Large scale plate tectonic scale models of the Caribbean-South American interactions have suggest the existence of different Late Cretaceous to Eocene collisional and subduction events associated to the Caribbean and South American plates interactions. We integrate field, petrological and geochronological results from igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks from northeastern Colombia Guajira and Santa Margin in order to accurately discriminate the timing and understand with more details the processes associated to the evolution from collision to subduction and oblique convergence between the Caribbean and South America. Geochronological data from metamorphic units in the Santa Marta and Guajira regions document Late Cretaceous and Early Paleocene deformational events link to the collision of the Caribbean plate margin and the subsequent inversion of the upper plate during subduction initiation. Contemporaneous with these metamorphic events, inland basins experienced two major peaks of subsidence that can be related to the advance and overthrusting of the continental plate within the same tectonic scenario of collision and renewed subductions. This was followed by the construction of an Early Eocene magmatic arc located within the upper plate in a near trench position. Shallow and "fore arc" melting was related to the early astenospheric influx under the upper plate during the early stages of subduction. Another Late Eocene-Oligocene deformation is related to thrusting of the arc, exhumation and inland migration of deformation. This event may be related to major changes in the rates and directions of plate convergence between the Caribbean and South American plates.

  4. Use of time-of-flight mass spectrometry for large screening of organic pollutants in surface waters and soils from a rice production area in Colombia.

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    Hernández, F; Portolés, T; Ibáñez, M; Bustos-López, M C; Díaz, R; Botero-Coy, A M; Fuentes, C L; Peñuela, G

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    The irrigate district of Usosaldaña, an important agricultural area in Colombia mainly devoted to rice crop production, is subjected to an intensive use of pesticides. Monitoring these compounds is necessary to know the impact of phytosanitary products in the different environmental compartments. In this work, surface water and soil samples from different sites of this area have been analyzed by applying an analytical methodology for large screening based on the use of time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF MS) hyphenated to liquid chromatography (LC) and gas chromatography (GC). Several pesticides were detected and unequivocally identified, such as the herbicides atrazine, diuron or clomazone. Some of their main metabolites and/or transformation products (TPs) like deethylatrazine (DEA), deisopropylatrazine (DIA) and 3,4-dichloroaniline were also identified in the samples. Among fungicides, carbendazim, azoxystrobin, propiconazole and epoxiconazole were the most frequently detected. Insecticides such as thiacloprid, or p,p'-DDT metabolites (p,p'-DDD and p,p'-DDE) were also found. Thanks to the accurate-mass full-spectrum acquisition in TOF MS it was feasible to widen the number of compounds to be investigated to other families of contaminants. This allowed the detection of emerging contaminants, such as the antioxidant 3,5-di-tertbutyl-4-hydroxy-toluene (BHT), its metabolite 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy-benzaldehyde (BHT-CHO), or the solar filter benzophenone, among others.

  5. Effect of particulate matter less than 10μm (PM10 on mortality in Bogota, Colombia: a time-series analysis, 1998-2006

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    Luis Camilo Blanco-Becerra

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    Full Text Available Objective. To analyze the association between daily mortality from different causes and acute exposure to particulate matter less than 10 microns in aerodynamic diameter (PM10, in Bogota, Colombia. Materials and methods. A time-series ecological study was conducted from 1998 to 2006. The association between mortality (due to different causes and exposure was analyzed using single and distributed lag models and adjusting for potential confounders. Results. For all ages, the cumulative effect of acute mortality from all causes and respiratory causes increased 0.71% (95%CI 0.46-0.96 and 1.43% (95%CI 0.85-2.00, respectively, per 10μg/m3 increment in daily average PM10 with a lag of three days before death. Cumulative effect of mortality from cardiovascular causes was -0.03% (95%CI -0.49-0.44% with the same lag. Conclusions. The results suggest an association between an increase in PM10 concentrations and acute mortality from all causes and respiratory causes.

  6. Bogota--Colombia's thriving capital.

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    Hakkert, R

    1987-05-01

    Like most of its Latin American counterparts, Colombia is rapidly urbanizing. Home to 20% of Colombia's urban population and the largest industrial agglomeration in the nation, Bogota shares its dominance with several other large Colombian cities. Projections compiled from the 1973 census--the latest census available-- project the 1980 population of Bogota at 4 to 5.1 million. Government estimates peg Bogota's 1990 population at 8.5 million people. Most of Bogota's best neighborhoods now lie to the north of the city. On the whole, housing contrasts in Bogota are not as stark as in some other Latin American cities, although the estimated 1980 housing deficit of 210,000 units led to significant self-help construction. Women have made dramatic in-roads into equalizing educational attainment with men. Among the city's most important problems is unemployment. Completed family size in Bogota has plummeted since the inception of family planning programs in the early 1960s. Between 1956 and 1973, Colombia's per capita income increased by about 45%, but the increase was more rapid in Bogota, where per capita incomes in 1970 were about 60% higher than the national average. Much of the current in-depth data on Bogota comes from the World Bank research project known as the City Study. Much of the data in this profile of Bogota came from the analysis of this survey data, presented in World Bank Research publications. Rather than from Colombia's last census of 1973.

  7. Just-in-time information presentation and the acquisition of complex cognitive skills

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    Kester, L.; Kirschner, P.A.; Merriënboer, J.J.G. van; Baumer, A.

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    This paper describes a model for just-in-time (JIT) presentation of information. Learners receive the information needed to carry out a task precisely at the time it is needed. The model is twofold: supportive information is best presented before practising task clusters while prerequisite information is best presented during practice on learning tasks. JIT supportive information presentation promotes schema construction through meaningful learning or elaboration. JIT prerequisite information...

  8. Just-in-time information presentation and the acquisition of complex cognitive skills

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    Kester, Liesbeth; Kirschner, Paul A.; Merrienboer, van Jeroen J.G.; Baumer, Anita

    2001-01-01

    This paper describes a model for just-in-time (JIT) presentation of information. Learners receive the information needed to carry out a task precisely at the time it is needed. The model is twofold: supportive information is best presented before practising task clusters while prerequisite informati

  9. Reading Time Allocation Strategies and Working Memory Using Rapid Serial Visual Presentation

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    Busler, Jessica N.; Lazarte, Alejandro A.

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    Rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) is a useful method for controlling the timing of text presentations and studying how readers' characteristics, such as working memory (WM) and reading strategies for time allocation, influence text recall. In the current study, a modified version of RSVP (Moving Window RSVP [MW-RSVP]) was used to induce…

  10. Caracteres moleculares para la determinación taxonómica de tres especies de Lutzomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae, vectores potenciales de Leishmania presentes en el valle de Aburrá, Colombia

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    Alveiro PÉREZ-DORIA

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia están registradas 143 especies de Lutzomyia França, pero menos del 7% de éstas se encuentran incriminadas como vectores de Leishmania spp. Debido a la alta semejanza morfológica de algunas especies vectoras con otras no vectoras, se necesitan caracteres taxonómicos alternativos para identificar correctamente los flebotomíneos de cada zona geográfica del país. Con este objetivo, en el presente trabajo se secuenció el extremo 3’ del gen mitocondrial que codifica para la proteína citocromo b en tres vectores potenciales de Leishmania presentes en el valle de Aburrá, Colombia, Lutzomyia hartmanni (Fairchild y Hertig, L. columbiana (Ristorcelli y Van Ty y L. tihuiliensis Le Pont, Torrez-Espejo y Dujardin. A partir del alineamiento múltiple de nucleótidos se determinaron los sitios polimórficos, las distancias genéticas pareadas netas (p y la entropía. Las secuencias de nucleótidos fueron trasladadas a aminoácidos para estimar el número de sustituciones sinónimas y no sinónimas. En el alineamiento múltiple de 321 nucleótidos del gen citocromo b de L. columbiana, L. hartmanni y L. tihuiliensis se detectaron 83 sustituciones. En la secuencia parcial de la proteína se encontraron 18 reemplazos de aminoácidos. Las distancias genéticas interespecíficas fluctuaron en un rango mínimo de 0,137 entre L. tihuiliensis y L. columbiana, y un máximo de 0,215 entre L. columbiana y L. hartmanni. Los polimorfismos detectados en la secuencia de nucleótidos del gen y de aminoácidos de la proteína constituyen caracteres moleculares potencialmente útiles para la determinación taxonómica de estas especies de flebotomíneos.

  11. ADHD and Present Hedonism: time perspective as a potential diagnostic and therapeutic tool

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    Weissenberger, S.; Klicperová-Baker, M. (Martina); Zimbardo, P.G.; Schonova, K; Akotia, D; Košťál, J. (Jaroslav); GOETZ, M.; Raboch, J; Ptáček, R.

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    The article draws primarily from the behavioral findings (mainly psychiatric and psychological observations) and points out the important relationships between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and time orientation. Specifically, the authors argue that there is a significant overlap between the symptoms of ADHD and Present Hedonism. Present Hedonism is defined by Zimbardo’s time perspective theory and assessed by Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Developmental data o...

  12. ADHD and Present Hedonism: time perspective as a potential diagnostic and therapeutic tool

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    Weissenberger, S; Klicperova-Baker, M; Zimbardo, P; Schonova, K; Akotia, D; Kostal, J; Goetz, M; Raboch, J; Ptacek, R

    2016-01-01

    The article draws primarily from the behavioral findings (mainly psychiatric and psychological observations) and points out the important relationships between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and time orientation. Specifically, the authors argue that there is a significant overlap between the symptoms of ADHD and Present Hedonism. Present Hedonism is defined by Zimbardo’s time perspective theory and assessed by Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Developmental data on Present Hedonism of males and females in the Czech population sample (N=2201) are also presented. The hypothesis of relationship between ADHD and Present Hedonism is mainly derived from the prevalence of addictive behavior (mainly excessive Internet use, alcohol abuse, craving for sweets, fatty foods, and fast foods), deficits in social learning, and increased aggressiveness both in ADHD and in the population scoring high on Present Hedonism in the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. We conclude that Zimbardo’s time perspective offers both: 1) a potential diagnostic tool – the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, particularly its Present Hedonism scale, and 2) a promising preventive and/or therapeutic approach by the Time Perspective Therapy. Time Perspective Therapy has so far been used mainly to treat past negative trauma (most notably, posttraumatic stress disorder); however, it also has value as a potential therapeutic tool for possible behavioral compensation of ADHD. PMID:27895485

  13. ADHD and Present Hedonism: time perspective as a potential diagnostic and therapeutic tool.

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    Weissenberger, S; Klicperova-Baker, M; Zimbardo, P; Schonova, K; Akotia, D; Kostal, J; Goetz, M; Raboch, J; Ptacek, R

    2016-01-01

    The article draws primarily from the behavioral findings (mainly psychiatric and psychological observations) and points out the important relationships between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and time orientation. Specifically, the authors argue that there is a significant overlap between the symptoms of ADHD and Present Hedonism. Present Hedonism is defined by Zimbardo's time perspective theory and assessed by Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Developmental data on Present Hedonism of males and females in the Czech population sample (N=2201) are also presented. The hypothesis of relationship between ADHD and Present Hedonism is mainly derived from the prevalence of addictive behavior (mainly excessive Internet use, alcohol abuse, craving for sweets, fatty foods, and fast foods), deficits in social learning, and increased aggressiveness both in ADHD and in the population scoring high on Present Hedonism in the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. We conclude that Zimbardo's time perspective offers both: 1) a potential diagnostic tool - the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, particularly its Present Hedonism scale, and 2) a promising preventive and/or therapeutic approach by the Time Perspective Therapy. Time Perspective Therapy has so far been used mainly to treat past negative trauma (most notably, posttraumatic stress disorder); however, it also has value as a potential therapeutic tool for possible behavioral compensation of ADHD.

  14. Republic of Colombia. Country Profile.

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    Canak, W L

    1985-03-01

    This discussion of Colombia covers population growth, age distribution, regions and cities, households and families, housing and construction, ethnicity and religion, labor force and income, education, communications and transportation, and sources of information. Colombia's 1985 population is estimated at 28.7 million, making it the largest country in South America after Brazil. Colombia's growth in the last 5 years has averaged 2% annually, compared with an average of 2.3% a year for Latin America as a region. Colombia's moderate growth has been accompanied by shifts in population distribution and composition. In particular a massive internal migration has increased the urban population from roughly 1/3 in th 1950s to 2/3 at this time. Improved housing, education, and access to public health facilities have accompanied this rural to urban migration. At this time Colombia is holding its own economically and anticipates economic growth based on recovery in the US and Europe as well as on its own coal exports. Colombia's fertility rate, at 3.9 children/women in 1980-81, is the lowest in tropical South America but higher than the total fertility rate in the more temperate South American countries. Compared with other South American nations, Colombia's crude birthrate of 29-31 births/1000 population is low. Reflecting the impact of urban migration and the widescale effectiveness of family planning programs initiated in the 1960s and 1970s, median age has increased from 17 years in 1970 to almost 21 years in 1985. About 37% of the population is aged 14 or under at this time. The population aged 65 and older is only 3.8% and by 2000 will constitute only 4.5% of the population. From 1951-82 the urban population grew at 4.4% annually, exceeding the national average of 2.6% and the rural growth rate of less than 1%. Since 1982 the urban growth rate has been about 3% annually. In 1964 the average completed family size was 6.8 children. By 1980 it was 3.9 children. A steady

  15. Bioprospecting in Colombia

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    Leonardo Guiza Suarez

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Despite the evolution of international policy on bioprospecting, Colombian regulations on the matter stilllack uniformity with these international policies. Here we examine the effectiveness of Colombian policyon bioprospecting and its consonance with international guidelines and treaties. To this end, we requestedinformation from the environmental authorities regarding study permits issued for scientific research onbiodiversity and access granted to genetic resources. We also examined the number of research groups inColombia registered under national directives. We found that scientific bioprospecting has increased inthe last five years both in number of research groups (30% and in the number of registered projects (8times; however, the number of undertakings does not match the number of permits issued, suggestinga margin of informality (70% in the execution of these activities. For the State to fulfill its duty andpromote research in biodiversity, a change in policy must take place to remove the obstacles that hinderthe legalization of scientific bioprospecting activities.

  16. Frontier petroleum basins of Colombia

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    Keith, J.F. Jr.; Perez, V.E.

    1989-03-01

    The frontier basins of Colombia with hydrocarbon potential are numerous, have varying geological histories, and are in different stages of exploration development. In this paper, sedimentary or structural basins are classified as frontier petroleum basins if commercial discoveries of hydrocarbons are lacking, if the basin has not attained a high degree of exploration development, or if a new play concept has been perceived or developed for a portion of a mature exploration basin. Using these criteria for classification, the authors discuss the Cauca-Patia Choco-Pacifico, and Lower Magdalena basin complexes; the Cordillera Oriental foreland basin; and the Cesar-Rancheria, Sabana, and Amazonas basins. A comprehensive geological and structural setting of each of these frontier basins will be presented. The depositional and tectonic evolution of the basins will be highlighted, and the play concepts for each will be inventoried, catalogued, and categorized as to whether they are theoretical or established. The discussion of the available plays in each of these basins will include the main play concept elements of reservoirs traps, seals, source rocks, maturation, and timing. When detailed data permit, the reservoir and trap geometry will be presented.

  17. Colombia: Issues for Congress

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    proyectos/justicia_y_paz.htm] on August 30, 2006; “Presidencia de la República de Colombia, “Listado de Privados de Libertad de las AUC Remitidos a...operate in Colombia and Peru, and the Triborder Area of Argentina , Brazil and Paraguay is thought to be a regional hub for Hizbollah and Hamas

  18. Arms Trafficking and Colombia

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    chronology of the intensification of violence in the area, see Noche Y Niebla: Panorama De Derechos Humanos Y Violencia Politica En Colombia, Bogotá...Arms, London, UK: Zed Books, 2000, pp. 155–178. Noche Y Niebla: Panorama De Derechos Humanos Y Violencia Politica En Colombia, Bogotá: Cinep & Justicia

  19. Developing a Real-Time Web Questionnaire System for Interactive Presentations

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    Full Text Available Conducting presentations with bi-directional communication requires extended presentation systems, e.g., having sophisticated expressions and gathering real-time feedback. We aim to develop an interactive presentation system to enhance presentations with bi-directional communication during presentations. We developed a hybrid interactive presentation system that is a collaboration between the traditional presentation supporting system, e.g. PowerPoint, and a web application. To gather feedback from audiences at presentations, the web application delivers presentation slides to audiences. The client system provides a feature of creating annotations and answering the questions on delivered presentation slides for making feedback. Specifically, the system provides a real-time questionnaire function where the result is displayed on a shared screen in real time while gathering answers. Since users can make their questionnaire on PowerPoint, the task becomes quite easy. This paper explains the development of the system and demonstrates that the real-time questionnaire system realizes high performance scalability.

  20. Just-in-time, Schematic Supportive Information Presentation During Cognitive Skill Acquisition.

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    Kester, Liesbeth; Lehnen, Chris; Van Gerven, Pascal; Kirschner, Paul A.

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    Kester, L., Lehnen, C., Van Gerven, P.W. M., & Kirschner, P. A. (2006). Just-in-time, Schematic Supportive Information Presentation During Cognitive Skill Acquisition. Computers in Human Behavior, 22, 93-112 .

  1. Just-in-time information presentation and the acquisition of complex cognitive skills

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    Kester, Liesbeth; Kirschner, Paul A.; Van Merriënboer, Jeroen; Bäumer, Anita

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    Kester, L., Kirschner, P., van Merriënboer, J. J. G., & Bäumer, A. (2001). Just-in-time information presentation and the acquisition of complex cognitive skills. Computers in Human Behavior, 17, 373-391.

  2. Estudio del comportamiento de una jauría de perros ferales presente en el humedal de La Conejera (Compartir-Suba, Bogotá, Colombia)

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    Los perros ferales son un problema en la actualidad para las instituciones encargadas en el cuidado de los diferentes humedales presentes en la ciudad de Bogotá, debido a la constante amenaza que estos animales representan para la fauna residente en estos espacios en recuperación. Se utilizaron técnicas de observación directa y registro indirecto para obtener una descripción morfológica de cada uno de los animales y realizar un catálogo comportamental de los perros tanto a nivel individual co...

  3. Decision making with a time limit: The effects of presentation modality and structure

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    Cao, Yujia; Theune, Mariët; Nijholt, Anton

    2009-01-01

    In this study, a user experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of information presentation factors (modality and structure) on decision making behavior, using a time-limited task. The time constraint required subjects to develop heuristic strategies to substitute the defined normative str

  4. ADHD and Present Hedonism: time perspective as a potential diagnostic and therapeutic tool

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    Full Text Available S Weissenberger,1 M Klicperova-Baker,2 P Zimbardo,3 K Schonova,1 D Akotia,1 J Kostal,2 M Goetz,4 J Raboch,1 R Ptacek1 1First Medical Faculty, Charles University, 2Institute of Psychology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha, Czech Republic; 3Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; 4Second Faculty of Medicine, Department of Child Psychiatry, Charles University, Motol University Hospital, Praha, Czech RepublicAbstract: The article draws primarily from the behavioral findings (mainly psychiatric and psychological observations and points out the important relationships between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD symptoms and time orientation. Specifically, the authors argue that there is a significant overlap between the symptoms of ADHD and Present Hedonism. Present Hedonism is defined by Zimbardo’s time perspective theory and assessed by Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Developmental data on Present Hedonism of males and females in the Czech population sample (N=2201 are also presented. The hypothesis of relationship between ADHD and Present Hedonism is mainly derived from the prevalence of addictive behavior (mainly excessive Internet use, alcohol abuse, craving for sweets, fatty foods, and fast foods, deficits in social learning, and increased aggressiveness both in ADHD and in the population high on Present Hedonism. We conclude that Zimbardo’s time perspective offers both: 1 a potential diagnostic tool – the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, particularly its Present Hedonism scale, and 2 a promising preventive and/or therapeutic approach by the Time Perspective Therapy. Time Perspective Therapy has so far been used mainly to treat past negative trauma (most notably, posttraumatic stress disorder; however, it also has value as a potential therapeutic tool for possible behavioral compensation of ADHD.Keywords: ADHD, time perspective, ZTPI, Zimbardo, addiction, alcoholism, delinquency

  5. Relationship of time to presentation after onset of upper GI bleeding with patient characteristics and outcomes

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    Laine, Loren; Laursen, Stig B; Dalton, Harry R

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND & AIMS: We performed a prospective multi-national study of patients presenting to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) and assessed the relationship of time to presentation after onset of UGIB symptoms with patient characteristics and outcomes. METHODS: ...

  6. 45 CFR 1211.1-8 - Time for preparation and presentation.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Time for preparation and presentation. 1211.1-8 Section 1211.1-8 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) CORPORATION FOR... presentation. (a) Both a volunteer and a volunteer's representative, if another volunteer or an employee...

  7. Caracterización preliminar de la lepidopterofauna (insecta: rophalocera presente en la reserva privada: refugio del oso de anteojos (Calvario –Meta, Colombia

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    Ruth Castillo

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    Full Text Available Ubicada en el piedemonte de la cordillera Oriental, la reserva privada: Refugio del Oso de Anteojos, se encuentra sujeta a presión antrópicalocal representada por deforestación, quemas,pastoreo y caza de fauna silvestre. Por tanto, es necesario conocer el estado de conservación de algunas áreas mediante el empleo de organismos bioindicadores como los Lepidopteros (Rhopalocera. Los muestreos se realizaron en los meses de mayo, junio, julio y septiembre de 2008, en cuatro zonas características de la reserva. Los ejemplares se recolectaron mediante una red entomológica, en recorridos lineales, a través de los transectos. Se realizaron análisis de representatividad, diversidad alfa y diversidad beta. En total se reunieron 78 individuos pertenecientes a3 familias, 12 subfamilias, 29 géneros y 40 especies.La familia Nymphalidae presentó mayor riqueza con 32 variedades, de las cuales 26 pertenecen a la subfamilia Heliconiinae, 20 aIthomiinae, 9 a Nymphalinae, 7 a Satyrinae y el porcentaje restante distribuido en Biblidinae, Charaxinae y Morphinae. La mayor diversidad de mariposas (27 especies se encontró en la zona de amortiguación. Igualmente, se identificó que no hay coincidencia de especies entre zonas. Hasta el momento, este estudio constituye el primer acercamiento a un listado preliminar de los lepidópteros del lugar seleccionado con fines investigativos.

  8. Science and Technology Policy in Colombia: A Comparative Review

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    Correa-Restrepo, Juan Santiago; Tejada-Gomez, Maria Alejandra; Cayon-Fallon, Edgardo; Ordonez Matamoros, Hector Gonzalo

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of the present paper is to assess the current situation of the science and technology system in Colombia from a comparative perspective of quality indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). We analyze the development of the science and technology policy in Colombia form a

  9. Science and Technology Policy in Colombia: A Comparative Review

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    Correa-Restrepo, Juan Santiago; Tejada-Gomez, Maria Alejandra; Cayon-Fallon, Edgardo; Ordonez-Matamoros, Hector Gonzalo

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of the present paper is to assess the current situation of the science and technology system in Colombia from a comparative perspective of quality indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). We analyze the development of the science and technology policy in Colombia form a histo

  10. COLOMBIA 2009, PROGRESO E INCERTIDUMBRE Colombia 2009, Progress and Uncertainty

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta datos generales, políticos y económicos sobre Colombia desde 2009, así como una breve descripción de eventos coyunturales que marcaron el debate público. Sugiere que la incertidumbre acerca de una segunda reelección del Presidente Uribe generó malestar en torno a la designación de funcionarios públicos clave, las investigaciones en torno a seguimientos indebidos a líderes políticos y sociales desde la agencia estatal de inteligencia y la adjudicación de subsidios agrícolas. El artículo propone que estos malestares permearon las relaciones del país con sus vecinos.This article presents general political and economic information about Colombia since 2009. In addition, it briefly describes several events that stirred public debate. The article suggests that uncertainty regarding a second reelection of president Uribe contributed to some of the uneasiness surrounding the nomination of key public servants, investigations about undue monitoring of political and social leaders by the national intelligence agency, and distribution of agricultural subsidies. The article suggests that this uncertainty affected Colombia's relations with its neighbors.

  11. Falling out of time: enhanced memory for scenes presented at behaviorally irrelevant points in time in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD.

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    Einat Levy-Gigi

    Full Text Available Spontaneous encoding of the visual environment depends on the behavioral relevance of the task performed simultaneously. If participants identify target letters or auditory tones while viewing a series of briefly presented natural and urban scenes, they demonstrate effective scene recognition only when a target, but not a behaviorally irrelevant distractor, appears together with the scene. Here, we show that individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD, who witnessed the red sludge disaster in Hungary, show the opposite pattern of performance: enhanced recognition of scenes presented together with distractors and deficient recognition of scenes presented with targets. The recognition of trauma-related and neutral scenes was not different in individuals with PTSD. We found a positive correlation between memory for scenes presented with auditory distractors and re-experiencing symptoms (memory intrusions and flashbacks. These results suggest that abnormal encoding of visual scenes at behaviorally irrelevant events might be associated with intrusive experiences by disrupting the flow of time.

  12. Falling out of time: enhanced memory for scenes presented at behaviorally irrelevant points in time in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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    Levy-Gigi, Einat; Kéri, Szabolcs

    2012-01-01

    Spontaneous encoding of the visual environment depends on the behavioral relevance of the task performed simultaneously. If participants identify target letters or auditory tones while viewing a series of briefly presented natural and urban scenes, they demonstrate effective scene recognition only when a target, but not a behaviorally irrelevant distractor, appears together with the scene. Here, we show that individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), who witnessed the red sludge disaster in Hungary, show the opposite pattern of performance: enhanced recognition of scenes presented together with distractors and deficient recognition of scenes presented with targets. The recognition of trauma-related and neutral scenes was not different in individuals with PTSD. We found a positive correlation between memory for scenes presented with auditory distractors and re-experiencing symptoms (memory intrusions and flashbacks). These results suggest that abnormal encoding of visual scenes at behaviorally irrelevant events might be associated with intrusive experiences by disrupting the flow of time.

  13. The history of time and frequency from antiquity to the present day

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    Levine, Judah

    2016-04-01

    I will discuss the evolution of the definitions of time, time interval, and frequency from antiquity to the present day. The earliest definitions of these parameters were based on a time interval defined by widely observed apparent astronomical phenomena, so that techniques of time distribution were not necessary. With this definition, both time, as measured by clocks, and frequency, as realized by some device, were derived quantities. On the other hand, the fundamental parameter today is a frequency based on the properties of atoms, so that the situation is reversed and time and time interval are now derived quantities. I will discuss the evolution of this transition and its consequences. In addition, the international standards of both time and frequency are currently realized by combining the data from a large number of devices located at many different laboratories, and this combination depends on (and is often limited by) measurements of the times of clocks located at widely-separated laboratories. I will discuss how these measurements are performed and how the techniques have evolved over time.

  14. Adaptive Anchoring Model: How Static and Dynamic Presentations of Time Series Influence Judgments and Predictions.

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    Kusev, Petko; van Schaik, Paul; Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira; Juliusson, Asgeir; Chater, Nick

    2017-04-06

    When attempting to predict future events, people commonly rely on historical data. One psychological characteristic of judgmental forecasting of time series, established by research, is that when people make forecasts from series, they tend to underestimate future values for upward trends and overestimate them for downward ones, so-called trend-damping (modeled by anchoring on, and insufficient adjustment from, the average of recent time series values). Events in a time series can be experienced sequentially (dynamic mode), or they can also be retrospectively viewed simultaneously (static mode), not experienced individually in real time. In one experiment, we studied the influence of presentation mode (dynamic and static) on two sorts of judgment: (a) predictions of the next event (forecast) and (b) estimation of the average value of all the events in the presented series (average estimation). Participants' responses in dynamic mode were anchored on more recent events than in static mode for all types of judgment but with different consequences; hence, dynamic presentation improved prediction accuracy, but not estimation. These results are not anticipated by existing theoretical accounts; we develop and present an agent-based model-the adaptive anchoring model (ADAM)-to account for the difference between processing sequences of dynamically and statically presented stimuli (visually presented data). ADAM captures how variation in presentation mode produces variation in responses (and the accuracy of these responses) in both forecasting and judgment tasks. ADAM's model predictions for the forecasting and judgment tasks fit better with the response data than a linear-regression time series model. Moreover, ADAM outperformed autoregressive-integrated-moving-average (ARIMA) and exponential-smoothing models, while neither of these models accounts for people's responses on the average estimation task. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Cognitive Science published by Wiley

  15. Online Discussion Compensates for Suboptimal Timing of Supportive Information Presentation in a Digitally Supported Learning Environment

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    Noroozi, Omid; Busstra, Maria C.; Mulder, Martin; Biemans, Harm J. A.; Tobi, Hilde; Geelen, Anouk; van't Veer, Pieter; Chizari, Mohammad

    2012-01-01

    This study used a sequential set-up to investigate the consecutive effects of timing of supportive information presentation (information before vs. information during the learning task clusters) in interactive digital learning materials (IDLMs) and type of collaboration (personal discussion vs. online discussion) in computer-supported…

  16. An unusual presentation of meningococcal meningitis--timely recognition can save lives!

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    Rafiq, Amil

    2013-06-01

    Meningococcal meningitis has been known to have a high fatality rate. A high degree of suspicion is required for early recognition and timely intervention. In this report, a case of a young male is presented who came to the emergency department with predominately lower gastrointestinal symptoms but was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis and managed accordingly.

  17. Online Discussion Compensates for Suboptimal Timing of Supportive Information Presentation in a Digitally Supported Learning Environment

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    Noroozi, Omid; Busstra, Maria C.; Mulder, Martin; Biemans, Harm J. A.; Tobi, Hilde; Geelen, Anouk; van't Veer, Pieter; Chizari, Mohammad

    2012-01-01

    This study used a sequential set-up to investigate the consecutive effects of timing of supportive information presentation (information before vs. information during the learning task clusters) in interactive digital learning materials (IDLMs) and type of collaboration (personal discussion vs. online discussion) in computer-supported…

  18. Measuring software timing errors in the presentation of visual stimuli in cognitive neuroscience experiments.

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    Full Text Available Because of the features provided by an abundance of specialized experimental software packages, personal computers have become prominent and powerful tools in cognitive research. Most of these programs have mechanisms to control the precision and accuracy with which visual stimuli are presented as well as the response times. However, external factors, often related to the technology used to display the visual information, can have a noticeable impact on the actual performance and may be easily overlooked by researchers. The aim of this study is to measure the precision and accuracy of the timing mechanisms of some of the most popular software packages used in a typical laboratory scenario in order to assess whether presentation times configured by researchers do not differ from measured times more than what is expected due to the hardware limitations. Despite the apparent precision and accuracy of the results, important issues related to timing setups in the presentation of visual stimuli were found, and they should be taken into account by researchers in their experiments.

  19. Measuring software timing errors in the presentation of visual stimuli in cognitive neuroscience experiments.

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    Garaizar, Pablo; Vadillo, Miguel A; López-de-Ipiña, Diego; Matute, Helena

    2014-01-01

    Because of the features provided by an abundance of specialized experimental software packages, personal computers have become prominent and powerful tools in cognitive research. Most of these programs have mechanisms to control the precision and accuracy with which visual stimuli are presented as well as the response times. However, external factors, often related to the technology used to display the visual information, can have a noticeable impact on the actual performance and may be easily overlooked by researchers. The aim of this study is to measure the precision and accuracy of the timing mechanisms of some of the most popular software packages used in a typical laboratory scenario in order to assess whether presentation times configured by researchers do not differ from measured times more than what is expected due to the hardware limitations. Despite the apparent precision and accuracy of the results, important issues related to timing setups in the presentation of visual stimuli were found, and they should be taken into account by researchers in their experiments.

  20. Industrial Policies in Colombia

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    Melendez, Marcela; Perry, Guillermo

    2010-01-01

    This paper surveys and analyzes industrial policies in Colombia, finding extensive use of productive development policies (PDPs) and despite claims of only moderate government intervention. Rarely explicitly associated with the need to address market failures, PDPs are instead associated with economic reactivation and vaguely defined “competitiveness.” There are also PDPs that address government failures considered unlikely to be corrected by first-best interventions. Colombia has made progre...

  1. Colombia: Issues for Congress

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    government has made in improving security conditions in Colombia, some Members of Congress have expressed concerns about labor activist killings and the para... Sistemas de Información de Población Desplazada,” July 31, 2006. 70 Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, “Refugee Admissions...agreement are concerned about the status of labor rights in Colombia, as well as the ongoing para-political scandal. An issue of contention is the

  2. Voice development under training with and without the influence of real-time visually presented biofeedback.

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    Rossiter, D; Howard, D M; DeCosta, M

    1996-05-01

    This paper describes an investigation into the developmental nature of the voice under training with and without the influence of real-time visually presented biofeedback. Two subjects who had not previously experienced any form of vocal training took six singing lessons. One was taught conventionally, while the other was taught with the aid of a system known as Acoustic and Laryngeal Biofeedback Enhancement Real Time (ALBERT). Real-time biofeedback was presented based upon measures of (i) larynx closed quotient (CQ), (ii) spectral amplitude in the singer's formant frequency band relative to the spectral amplitude of the full band (ratio), and (iii) both parameters combined in a manner based on previously observed correlations between them. Results indicate generally increased sound pressure levels (SPL) of acoustic output and generally consistent increases in the level of CQ and ratio across consecutive lessons for both subjects.

  3. The genus Ontherus Erichson 1847 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae): description of a new species, and notes on the genus in Colombia.

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    González, Fabio Arturo; Medina U, Claudia Alejandra

    2015-04-23

    The state of knowledge of the genus Ontherus Erichson 1847 in Colombia is reviewed and updated since the revision of the genus by Génier (1996), and the species list for Colombia of Medina et al. (2001). Two new distributional records for Colombia are confirmed; Ontherus politus Génier 1996 and Ontherus gilli Génier 1996. An updated species list of Ontherus for Colombia is presented with comments on the species with doubtful distribution in Colombia. O. felicitae n. sp., a new species from the mexicanus species group, is described from Western Andes of Colombia.

  4. La visión de los otros. Colombia vista por observadores extranjeros en el siglo XIX.

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    Jaime Jaramillo Uribe.

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available In this article a number of 19th century European and American travelers’ vision of Colombia, its demographic composition, its economy, and its social and political organization are presented and compared. Their diverse views of the Colombian reality of their time are also compared and commented on.

  5. Competing bounds on the present-day time variation of fundamental constants

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    Dent, Thomas; Wetterich, Christof

    2008-01-01

    We compare the sensitivity of a recent bound on time variation of the fine structure constant from optical clocks with bounds on time varying fundamental constants from atomic clocks sensitive to the electron-to-proton mass ratio, from radioactive decay rates in meteorites, and from the Oklo natural reactor. Tests of the Weak Equivalence Principle also lead to comparable bounds on present variations of constants. The "winner in sensitivity" depends on what relations exist between the variations of different couplings in the standard model of particle physics, which may arise from the unification of gauge interactions. WEP tests are currently the most sensitive within unified scenarios. A detection of time variation in atomic clocks would favour dynamical dark energy and put strong constraints on the dynamics of a cosmological scalar field.

  6. Competing bounds on the present-day time variation of fundamental constants

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    Dent, Thomas; Stern, Steffen; Wetterich, Christof

    2009-04-01

    We compare the sensitivity of a recent bound on time variation of the fine structure constant from optical clocks with bounds on time-varying fundamental constants from atomic clocks sensitive to the electron-to-proton mass ratio, from radioactive decay rates in meteorites, and from the Oklo natural reactor. Tests of the weak equivalence principle also lead to comparable bounds on present variations of constants. The “winner in sensitivity” depends on what relations exist between the variations of different couplings in the standard model of particle physics, which may arise from the unification of gauge interactions. Weak equivalence principle tests are currently the most sensitive within unified scenarios. A detection of time variation in atomic clocks would favor dynamical dark energy and put strong constraints on the dynamics of a cosmological scalar field.

  7. INTRODUCED LAND SNAILS AND SLUGS IN COLOMBIA.

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    Hausdorf, BERNHARD

    2002-05-01

    Twelve species of introduced land molluscs, including seven slug species, have been found in the cold zone above 2000 m altitude in the Departamentos Cundinamarca and Boyacá, and the Distrito Especial in Colombia. The introduced land molluscs remain generally restricted to disturbed environments, from which native species are often absent. Most recorded species originated from Europe. Deroceras laeve has been present in Colombia for more than a century, whereas the other species are probably more recent introductions. The records of Boettgerilla pallens, which is indigenous to the Caucasus and has spread over Europe only during the last decades, demonstrates that the process of introduction of alien molluscs is continuing.

  8. Quercus suber range dynamics by ecological niche modelling: from the Last Interglacial to present time

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    Vessella, Federico; Simeone, Marco Cosimo; Schirone, Bartolomeo

    2015-07-01

    Ecological Niche Modelling (ENM) is widely used to depict species potential occurrence according to environmental variables under different climatic scenarios. We tested the ENM approach to infer past range dynamics of cork oak, a keystone species of the Mediterranean Biome, from 130 ka to the present time. Hindcasting implications would deal with a better species risk assessment and conservation management for the future. We modelled present and past occurrence of cork oak using seven ENM algorithms, starting from 63,733 spatially unique presence points at 30 arc-second resolution. Fourteen environmental variables were used and four time slices were considered (Last Interglacial, Last Glacial Maximum, mid-Holocene and present time). A threshold-independent evaluation of the goodness-of-fit of the models was evaluated by means of ROC curve and fossil or historical evidences were used to validate the results. Four weighted average maps depicted the dynamics of area suitability for cork oak in the last 130 ka. The derived species autoecology allowed its long-term occurrence in the Mediterranean without striking range reduction or shifting. Fossil and historical post-processing validation support the modelled past spatial extension and a neglected species presence at Levantine until the recent time. Despite the severe climatic oscillation since the Last Glacial Maximum, cork oak potential distribution area experienced limited range changes, confirming its strong link with the Mediterranean Basin. The ecological amplitude of Quercus suber could be therefore adopted as a reference to trace the Mediterranean bioclimate area. A better knowledge of the past events of Mediterranean vegetation, a wider range of study species and environmental determinants are essential to inform us about its current state, its sensitivity to human impact and the potential responses to future changes.

  9. Presentation and response timing accuracy in Adobe Flash and HTML5/JavaScript Web experiments.

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    Reimers, Stian; Stewart, Neil

    2015-06-01

    Web-based research is becoming ubiquitous in the behavioral sciences, facilitated by convenient, readily available participant pools and relatively straightforward ways of running experiments: most recently, through the development of the HTML5 standard. Although in most studies participants give untimed responses, there is a growing interest in being able to record response times online. Existing data on the accuracy and cross-machine variability of online timing measures are limited, and generally they have compared behavioral data gathered on the Web with similar data gathered in the lab. For this article, we took a more direct approach, examining two ways of running experiments online-Adobe Flash and HTML5 with CSS3 and JavaScript-across 19 different computer systems. We used specialist hardware to measure stimulus display durations and to generate precise response times to visual stimuli in order to assess measurement accuracy, examining effects of duration, browser, and system-to-system variability (such as across different Windows versions), as well as effects of processing power and graphics capability. We found that (a) Flash and JavaScript's presentation and response time measurement accuracy are similar; (b) within-system variability is generally small, even in low-powered machines under high load; (c) the variability of measured response times across systems is somewhat larger; and (d) browser type and system hardware appear to have relatively small effects on measured response times. Modeling of the effects of this technical variability suggests that for most within- and between-subjects experiments, Flash and JavaScript can both be used to accurately detect differences in response times across conditions. Concerns are, however, noted about using some correlational or longitudinal designs online.

  10. Rice peasants and rice research in Colombia

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    Spijkers, P.A.N.M.

    1983-01-01

    Rice has been grown as a food crop in Latin America from early colonial times. In Colombia rice became a prominent subsistence crop especially on the north coast where it has been grown since the 17th century, sometimes also as a commercial crop. During the last twenty years there has been a sharp i

  11. Rice peasants and rice research in Colombia

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    Spijkers, P.A.N.M.

    1983-01-01

    Rice has been grown as a food crop in Latin America from early colonial times. In Colombia rice became a prominent subsistence crop especially on the north coast where it has been grown since the 17th century, sometimes also as a commercial crop. During the last twenty years there has been a sharp

  12. Realizing PET systems with 100 ps FWHM coincidence timing resolution (Conference Presentation)

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    Cates, Joshua; Levin, Craig

    2016-10-01

    The past two decades have seen much progress in coincidence timing resolution (CTR) for time-of-flight (TOF) capable positron emission tomography (PET) systems. With these advancements, clinical TOF-PET systems have achieved sub-400 ps FWHM (full-width-at-half-maximum) CTR, providing decreased patient radiation dose, shorter scan time, improved lesion detectability, increased accuracy and precision of lesion uptake measurements, and less sensitivity to errors in data correction techniques (normalization, scatter, and attenuation corrections). An important and long-standing milestone for the TOF-PET community is 100 ps FWHM CTR. At that level of timing performance, more than a factor of five improvement in image signal-to-noise ratio is possible compared to non-TOF-PET, with the potential for a transformational impact on quantitative PET imaging. With advancements in silicon photomultiplier technologies, novel scintillation materials and signal processing techniques, sub-100 ps CTR has been reported for relatively short scintillation crystal elements (3 mm length). However, clinical PET requires scintillation crystal elements that are 20 mm length or greater to provide adequate stopping power for 511 keV photons. This increased crystal length reduces the light collection efficiency and increases the scintillation photon transit time variance, resulting in degraded CTR. Significant strides have been made in achieving sub-150 ps FWHM CTR with 20 mm length crystals in single pixel, bench top experiments. We will present perspectives on the entire detection chain, from luminescence to signal processing and time-pickoff to enable 100 ps CTR at the level of full clinically-relevant detector modules.

  13. Anotaciones sobre cultura en Colombia

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    Villaveces-Niño, Marta-Juanita; Anzola Gil, Marcela

    2005-01-01

    El presente documento hace una revisión de conceptos como raza, etnia, clases sociales, vida familiar y tendencias poblacionales en Colombia y busca hacer un recuento de la forma en la que han sido utilizados para explicar algunas realidades colombianas y cómo pueden seguir vigentes en el análisis del país. Adicionalmente, se hace una revisión de la legislación para cada concepto, mostrando los cambios más significativos en lo referente a raza y etnias, familia y población.

  14. Causal Context Presented in Subsequent Event Modifies the Perceived Timing of Cause and Effect

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    Umemura, Hiroyuki

    2017-01-01

    The effect of perceived causality on other aspects of perception, such as temporal or spatial perception, has interested many researchers. Previous studies have shown that the perceived timing of two events is modulated when the events are intentionally produced or the causal link between the two events was known in advance. However, little research has directly supported the idea that causality alone can modulate the perceived timing of two events without having knowledge about causal links in advance. In this study, I used novel causal displays in which various types of causal contexts could be presented in subsequent events (movement or color change of objects). In these displays, the preceding events were the same (ball falling from above), so observers could not predict which subsequent events displayed. The results showed that the perceived causal context modulated the temporal relationship of two serial events so as to be consistent with the causal order implied by the subsequent event; ball hit the floor, then objects moved. These modulations were smaller when the movements implied preceding effect of the falling ball (e.g., wind pressure). These results are well-suited to the Bayesian framework in which the perceived timing of events is reconstructed through the observers' prior experiences, and suggest that multiple prior experiences would competitively contribute to the estimation of the timing of events. PMID:28326051

  15. Managing free time under an ever-present demand to learn

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    Mikkelsen, Sidse Hølvig; Gravesen, David Thore; Frostholm, Peter Hornbæk

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    -objective relates to the official idea that “Denmark must be prepared to seize the opportunities of the global economy”, consequently ensuring that 95% of each youth cohort achieve at least upper secondary education (Frostholm & Gravesen 2016). We are interested in exploring how this governmental target...... our research project and in our ECER 2017 presentation. Method The methodological setup involves a variety of experimental, qualitative methods for approaching the 8th graders everyday life and hereby self-governed free time and leisure-time perspectives (Featherstone 1992; Jacobsen & Kristiansen 2014...... and supported education for all pupils enrolled in the Danish national public school system (Gravesen & Ringskou 2016a: 48-50). This means that out of all 35 OECD-countries Denmark now demand the second largest number of in-school hours in the world, with Australia coming in first. The Danish pupils will now...

  16. A real-time articulatory visual feedback approach with target presentation for second language pronunciation learning.

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    Suemitsu, Atsuo; Dang, Jianwu; Ito, Takayuki; Tiede, Mark

    2015-10-01

    Articulatory information can support learning or remediating pronunciation of a second language (L2). This paper describes an electromagnetic articulometer-based visual-feedback approach using an articulatory target presented in real-time to facilitate L2 pronunciation learning. This approach trains learners to adjust articulatory positions to match targets for a L2 vowel estimated from productions of vowels that overlap in both L1 and L2. Training of Japanese learners for the American English vowel /æ/ that included visual training improved its pronunciation regardless of whether audio training was also included. Articulatory visual feedback is shown to be an effective method for facilitating L2 pronunciation learning.

  17. Time from first presentation of symptoms in primary care until diagnosis of cancer: Association with mortality

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    Tørring, Marie Louise

    and then an increasing mortality with longer diagnostic intervals. This u-shaped association did apply to patients presenting with vague symptoms. In Paper II, we explore potential biases from using different methods of pinpointing the date of first attendance to medical care and retest the hypothesis of a u...... and variations in the potential for bias, the association was the same: displaying a decreasing and subsequently an increasing mortality with longer diagnostic intervals. In Paper III, we assess the association between the length of the diagnostic interval and five-year mortality after diagnosis of colorectal......, lung, melanoma skin, breast or prostate cancer while taking account of cancer-specific effects, important confounding factors, and lead-time bias. We saw a u-shaped association for patients with alarm or any serious symptoms. In patients presenting with vague symptoms, the association was reverse...

  18. Online Real-Time Presentation of Virtual Experiences for External Viewers.

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    Ponto, Kevin; Shin, Hyun Joon; Kohlmann, Joe; Gleicher, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Externally observing the experience of a participant in a virtual environment is generally accomplished by viewing an egocentric perspective. Monitoring this view can often be difficult for others to watch due to unwanted camera motions that appear unnatural and unmotivated. We present a novel method for reducing the unnaturalness of these camera motions by minimizing camera movement while maintaining the context of the participant's observations. For each time-step, we compare the parts of the scene viewed by the virtual participant to the parts of the scene viewed by the camera. Based on the similarity of these two viewpoints we next determine how the camera should be adjusted. We present two means of adjustment, one which continuously adjusts the camera and a second which attempts to stop camera movement when possible. Empirical evaluation shows that our method can produce paths that have substantially shorter travel distances, are easier to watch and maintain the original observations of the participant's virtual experience.

  19. Time from first presentation of symptoms in primary care until diagnosis of cancer: Association with mortality

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    Tørring, Marie Louise

    of symptoms in primary care to diagnosis (the diagnostic interval) and mortality after diagnosis of cancer. The empirical part of the thesis consists of three papers based on data from two Danish and one British population-based study. In Paper I, we analyse the association between the length of diagnostic...... and then an increasing mortality with longer diagnostic intervals. This u-shaped association did apply to patients presenting with vague symptoms. In Paper II, we explore potential biases from using different methods of pinpointing the date of first attendance to medical care and retest the hypothesis of a u......, lung, melanoma skin, breast or prostate cancer while taking account of cancer-specific effects, important confounding factors, and lead-time bias. We saw a u-shaped association for patients with alarm or any serious symptoms. In patients presenting with vague symptoms, the association was reverse...

  20. Fuelling a National Innovation System in Colombia

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    Lucio-Arias, Diana

    2006-01-01

    This presentation of the innovation-driven environment in Colombia derives from important national efforts to gather and store pertinent information. Two large surveys have tested the "innovative behaviour" of Colombian manufacturing firms--the more recent of these was in 2005. Another information source is the Scienti platform, an online effort…

  1. Astroparticle physics at the Eastern Colombia region

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    Asorey, Hernán; Núñez, Luis A.

    2015-12-01

    We present the emerging panorama of Astroparticle Physics at the Eastern Colombia region, and describe several ongoing projects, most of them related to the Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO) Project. This research work is carried out at the Grupo de Investigaciones en Relatividad y Gravitacin of Universidad Industrial de Santander.

  2. Colombia frente al manejo del Presupuesto Nacional

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    Germán Enrique Reyes Forero

    2009-07-01

    Colombia pasa de 38 puntos en el 2007 a 46 puntos en el 2009, mejoría que no se corresponde con los múltiples escándalos de corrupción; ésta mejoría responde al manejo de tecnicismos como se intentará aclarar en el presente articulo.

  3. Yaws in Colombia.

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    Uribe, W R

    1985-01-01

    By the beginning of this century, yaws was a well-known endemic disease in Colombia. Colombian authorities estimated that by early 1930 there were 70,000 active cases of yaws, most of which were located in the Pacific coastal regions. With the advent of penicillin therapy, Colombia organized an anti-yaws campaign, which began in 1950. The campaign relied on the use of penicillin and house-to-house case finding. From 1950 to 1953 more than 111,000 persons with active cases of yaws and 125,000 of their contacts were treated with penicillin. The reported incidence of yaws declined dramatically, and by 1973 only 573 cases were reported in the endemic areas. By 1983 this number had fallen to 31. Because of the persistence of small foci of yaws activity, the anti-yaws campaign has been reorganized to provide a firm basis for the final eradication of the disease in Colombia.

  4. Increasing time delay from presentation until surgical referral for hepatobiliary malignancies

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    Croome, Kristopher P; Chudzinski, Robyn; Hanto, Douglas W

    2010-01-01

    Background Studies have shown that delayed treatment of several non-hepatobiliary (HB) malignancies is associated with adverse effects on disease progression and survival. Delayed treatment of HB malignancies has not been thoroughly investigated. Methods We performed a retrospective institutional review of patients referred to the Hepatobiliary Surgery Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) for hepatobiliary malignancies from 2002 to 2008. Primary outcomes included the time delays (TD) in patient workup. Secondary outcomes were reasons for delay as well as disparities in TD based on demographic factors. Results Multivariate-adjusted linear regression showed a significant trend of increasing time from presentation until referral to a HB surgeon over the 7-year period (P = 0.001). There were no differences in TD by gender, age or education level. Multivariate-adjusted linear regression showed a significant trend of increasing number of imaging tests performed prior to referral [computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound and endoscopic ultrasound (US/EUS)] (P 30 days compared with those with a TD1 (TD from presentation until referral) <30 days (P = 0.042). Conclusions Delays were associated with an increase in imaging studies and delays adversely affect survival in resected patients. Referring physicians are encouraged to expedite the evaluation and early referral of all patients to an HB surgeon for evaluation and treatment. PMID:20961373

  5. Real-time data analysis at the LHC: present and future

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    Gligorov, Vladimir V

    2015-01-01

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which collides protons at an energy of 14 TeV, produces hundreds of exabytes of data per year, making it one of the largest sources of data in the world today. At present it is not possible to even transfer most of this data from the four main particle detectors at the LHC to "offline" data facilities, much less to permanently store it for future processing. For this reason the LHC detectors are equipped with real-time analysis systems, called triggers, which process this volume of data and select the most interesting proton-proton collisions. The LHC experiment triggers reduce the data produced by the LHC by between 1/1000 and 1/100000, to tens of petabytes per year, allowing its economical storage and further analysis. The bulk of the data-reduction is performed by custom electronics which ignores most of the data in its decision making, and is therefore unable to exploit the most powerful known data analysis strategies. I cover the present status of real-time data analysis ...

  6. Tsunamis Observed on the Coasts of Greece from Antiquity to Present Time

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    GALANOPOULOS A. G.

    1960-06-01

    Full Text Available In comparison with the great number of disastrous earthquakes
    which have occurred from antiquity to the present time in Greece, large
    tsunamis are very rare on the coasts of Greece. A really great tsunami
    may have started in the Aegean Sea after the tremendous explosion of
    Santorin volcano, which occurred 3370 ± 100 years ago (13. After the
    deposit of a layer of pumice 20-30 m thick and the emptying of the
    volcanic focus, the roof of the cavern thus formed collapsed. The
    centrai part, consisting of an area of 83 sq km, of the former island
    Stronghyb tlius became a gigantic caldera 300-400 m deep.
    Tliere is no evidence indicating whether the cobapse took place
    graduaby or ab at once. In the second case a huge tsunami should have
    started greater by far than that generated by the explosion of Krakatoa,
    on August 27, 1883. At that time depths of 200-300 m were formed by
    the sinking (24 of 2/3 of the former island of an area of 33 1/2 sq km.
    Thus the cavity formed by the explosion of Santorin is about 4 times
    greater than that of the Krakatoa.

  7. Timing of Incident Stroke Risk After Cervical Artery Dissection Presenting Without Ischemia.

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    Morris, Nicholas A; Merkler, Alexander E; Gialdini, Gino; Kamel, Hooman

    2017-03-01

    Cervical artery dissection is a common cause of stroke in young people. The temporal profile of stroke risk after cervical artery dissection presenting without ischemia remains uncertain. We performed a crossover cohort study using administrative claims data on all emergency department visits and acute care hospitalizations from 2005 to 2011 in CA, 2006 to 2013 in NY, and 2005 to 2013 in FL. Using previously validated International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes, we identified patients with a cervical artery dissection and no previous or concurrent stroke or transient ischemic attack diagnosis. We compared the risk of stroke in successive 2-week periods during the 12 weeks after dissection versus the corresponding 2-week period 1 year later. Absolute risk increases were calculated using McNemar test for matched data. In a sensitivity analysis, we limited our population to patients presenting with typical symptoms of cervical artery dissection. We identified 2791 patients with dissection without ischemia. The absolute increase in stroke risk was 1.25% (95% confidence interval, 0.84-1.67%) in the first 2 weeks after dissection compared with the same time period 1 year later. The absolute risk increase was 0.18% (95% confidence interval, 0.02-0.34%) during weeks 3 to 4 and was no longer significant during the remainder of the 12-week postdissection period. Our findings were similar in a sensitivity analysis identifying patients who presented with typical symptoms of acute dissection. The risk of stroke after cervical artery dissection unaccompanied by ischemia at time of diagnosis seems to be limited to the first 2 weeks. © 2017 American Heart Association, Inc.

  8. Revisio Violacearum Colombiae

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    Smith Lyman B.

    1954-04-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de presentar un estudio crítico al Tercer Congreso Botánico Suramericano que debía celebrarse en Bogotá en el año de 1953, iniciamos en 1950 una revisión de la familia VIOLACEAE en Colombia. Aunque oportunamente se anunció que este Congreso no se realizaría, continuamos en nuestro empeño considerando que ésta sería una contribución útil al estudio de la Flora de Colombia.

  9. Evolution of Safeguards over Time: Past, Present, and Projected Facilities, Material, and Budget

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    Kollar, Lenka; Mathews, Caroline E.

    2009-07-01

    This study examines the past trends and evolution of safeguards over time and projects growth through 2030. The report documents the amount of nuclear material and facilities under safeguards from 1970 until present, along with the corresponding budget. Estimates for the future amount of facilities and material under safeguards are made according to non-nuclear-weapons states’ (NNWS) plans to build more nuclear capacity and sustain current nuclear infrastructure. Since nuclear energy is seen as a clean and economic option for base load electric power, many countries are seeking to either expand their current nuclear infrastructure, or introduce nuclear power. In order to feed new nuclear power plants and sustain existing ones, more nuclear facilities will need to be built, and thus more nuclear material will be introduced into the safeguards system. The projections in this study conclude that a zero real growth scenario for the IAEA safeguards budget will result in large resource gaps in the near future.

  10. Colombia an approach to create a national space agency

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    Arenales, O.

    Space exploration is a great human adventure: culturally, scientifically, technologically and industrially. Since the earliest of times, civilizations have been united in their awe of, and inspiration by, the cosmos, as testified in particularly by the peoples and cultures of the Central and South American continent in pre- Columbian times. Today, space systems have become an essential tool for the scientific disciplines related to the knowledge of the universe, including our own planet and its close or its remote environment. The main objective of this research is to explain the way in which Colombia, rich in myths and secular legends connecting mankind to the universe, must in the present tackle the issue of its development of space activities. The context in which it could be carried out is also described, along with a perspective of the current state of science and technology in the space sector on a global scale. Any modern nation is concerned with its independence, whether political, economic, or intellectual. That is why we support the concept of countries in the process of development becoming actively involved in the international space scene. Indeed, having limitations in industrial and technological exchange, we feel excluded today from key fields for our tomorrow. This paper thus proposes to demonstrate how in a time that can be regarded as one of the most serious crises in its history, Colombia could, in an atmosphere free from fratricidal conflicts, exploit its space matter capabilities. We do not limit our focus to the scientific field, but also consider the social, economic and cultural aspects. The results of this research delineate how Colombia could start a new optimistic phas e of its development, joining the international space programs within the framework of agreements among the regional governments in Latin America.

  11. Patron Time-Use May Be an Effective Metric for Presenting Library Value to Policy Makers

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    Ann Glusker

    2016-04-01

    audio materials was quite wide, and for all item types, a few heavy users skewed the averages. Hours of secondary use (when people other than the original borrower read, listened to, or watched, the materials were calculated, and represented 13% of the total hours. The average amount of time spent per visit was 42 minutes. Applying these averages to one month of circulation figures and gate counts, respectively, the result was that patrons spent 182,000 hours using library services in one month. Applying dollar amounts of benefit per hours spent, based on the Missoula study, the result was that patrons had received $842,000 of benefit from their use of the library in that month. Conclusions – This study confirmed that the prototype performance measure of hours of patron use, and refinements in obtaining it, was a useful tool with which to present the case for the value of libraries to policy makers. The study estimates that 90% of library use occurs off-site, and that a surprising proportion of that use is by secondary users. Future studies could refine the collection methodologies even more by collecting demographic information, by mapping user activities during branch visits, and by obtaining better information about secondary users of materials. Future research should also take into account: seasonal effects on borrowing, reading level of borrowers, and possibilities for collecting information in online formats. With these developments, it might be possible to assign “enjoyment levels” to items in library catalogs.

  12. Desresponsabilización mediante la ‘responsabilidad social’: una evaluación retórica a las ‘cartas de los presidentes’ presentes en tres informes de responsabilidad social empresarial en Colombia

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    Quinche-Martín, Fabián Leonardo

    2014-01-01

    Las prácticas de responsabilidad social empresarial(RSE) incluyen la publicación de informes de sostenibilidado de RSE, instrumento de rendición de cuentasdel desempeño ambiental, social y económico de las empresas.En Colombia, aún, los informes de RSE son elaboradospor pocas empresas, pero han empezado a mostrarsecomo elementos importantes para el fortalecimiento de lalegitimidad de las empresas en el país. Desde un análisisretórico, se busca mostrar las estrategias que utilizan algunasempre...

  13. Smart sensor for real-time quantification of common symptoms present in unhealthy plants.

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    Contreras-Medina, Luis M; Osornio-Rios, Roque A; Torres-Pacheco, Irineo; Romero-Troncoso, Rene de J; Guevara-González, Ramon G; Millan-Almaraz, Jesus R

    2012-01-01

    Plant responses to physiological function disorders are called symptoms and they are caused principally by pathogens and nutritional deficiencies. Plant symptoms are commonly used as indicators of the health and nutrition status of plants. Nowadays, the most popular method to quantify plant symptoms is based on visual estimations, consisting on evaluations that raters give based on their observation of plant symptoms; however, this method is inaccurate and imprecise because of its obvious subjectivity. Computational Vision has been employed in plant symptom quantification because of its accuracy and precision. Nevertheless, the systems developed so far lack in-situ, real-time and multi-symptom analysis. There exist methods to obtain information about the health and nutritional status of plants based on reflectance and chlorophyll fluorescence, but they use expensive equipment and are frequently destructive. Therefore, systems able of quantifying plant symptoms overcoming the aforementioned disadvantages that can serve as indicators of health and nutrition in plants are desirable. This paper reports an FPGA-based smart sensor able to perform non-destructive, real-time and in-situ analysis of leaf images to quantify multiple symptoms presented by diseased and malnourished plants; this system can serve as indicator of the health and nutrition in plants. The effectiveness of the proposed smart-sensor was successfully tested by analyzing diseased and malnourished plants.

  14. Smart Sensor for Real-Time Quantification of Common Symptoms Present in Unhealthy Plants

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    Jesus R. Millan-Almaraz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Plant responses to physiological function disorders are called symptoms and they are caused principally by pathogens and nutritional deficiencies. Plant symptoms are commonly used as indicators of the health and nutrition status of plants. Nowadays, the most popular method to quantify plant symptoms is based on visual estimations, consisting on evaluations that raters give based on their observation of plant symptoms; however, this method is inaccurate and imprecise because of its obvious subjectivity. Computational Vision has been employed in plant symptom quantification because of its accuracy and precision. Nevertheless, the systems developed so far lack in-situ, real-time and multi-symptom analysis. There exist methods to obtain information about the health and nutritional status of plants based on reflectance and chlorophyll fluorescence, but they use expensive equipment and are frequently destructive. Therefore, systems able of quantifying plant symptoms overcoming the aforementioned disadvantages that can serve as indicators of health and nutrition in plants are desirable. This paper reports an FPGA-based smart sensor able to perform non-destructive, real-time and in-situ analysis of leaf images to quantify multiple symptoms presented by diseased and malnourished plants; this system can serve as indicator of the health and nutrition in plants. The effectiveness of the proposed smart-sensor was successfully tested by analyzing diseased and malnourished plants.

  15. Spectral-finite element approach to present-time mantle convection

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    Tosi, N.; Martinec, Z.

    2005-12-01

    We present a spectral-finite element approach to the forward modelling of present-time mantle convection. The differential Stokes problem for an incompressible viscous flow in a spherical shell is reformulated in weak sense by means of a variational principle. The integral equations obtained are then parametrized by vector and tensor spherical harmonics in the angular direction and by piecewise linear finite elements over the radial direction. The solution is obtained using the Galerkin method, that leads to the solution of a system of linear algebraic equations. The earth-viscosity structure is described using a two-dimensional spherical grid, that allows us to treat various kinds of lateral variation, with viscosity contrasts of several order of magnitude. The method is first tested for the case of a one-dimensional viscosity structure. After prescribing the internal load in the form of a Dirac-delta, Green's functions for the surface topography, core topography and geoid are computed and compared with those obtained by solving the problem with the traditional matrix propagator technique. The approach is then applied to two different axisymmetric viscosity structures consisting either of one or two highly viscous cratonic bodies embedded in the upper mantle. We compute the corresponding Green's functions, showing and discussing the non-linear coupling of various spherical-harmonic modes, and the resulting angular dependence of the flow velocity.

  16. Adjustment to Subtle Time Constraints and Power Law Learning in Rapid Serial Visual Presentation.

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    Shin, Jacqueline C; Chang, Seah; Cho, Yang Seok

    2015-01-01

    We investigated whether attention could be modulated through the implicit learning of temporal information in a rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) task. Participants identified two target letters among numeral distractors. The stimulus-onset asynchrony immediately following the first target (SOA1) varied at three levels (70, 98, and 126 ms) randomly between trials or fixed within blocks of trials. Practice over 3 consecutive days resulted in a continuous improvement in the identification rate for both targets and attenuation of the attentional blink (AB), a decrement in target (T2) identification when presented 200-400 ms after another target (T1). Blocked SOA1s led to a faster rate of improvement in RSVP performance and more target order reversals relative to random SOA1s, suggesting that the implicit learning of SOA1 positively affected performance. The results also reveal "power law" learning curves for individual target identification as well as the reduction in the AB decrement. These learning curves reflect the spontaneous emergence of skill through subtle attentional modulations rather than general attentional distribution. Together, the results indicate that implicit temporal learning could improve high level and rapid cognitive processing and highlights the sensitivity and adaptability of the attentional system to subtle constraints in stimulus timing.

  17. Adjustment to subtle time constraints and power law learning in rapid serial visual presentation

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    Jacqueline Chakyung Shin

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available We investigated whether attention could be modulated through the implicit learning of temporal information in a rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP task. Participants identified two target letters among numeral distractors. The stimulus-onset asynchrony immediately following the first target (SOA1 varied at three levels (70, 98, and 126 ms randomly between trials or fixed within blocks of trials. Practice over three consecutive days resulted in a continuous improvement in the identification rate for both targets and attenuation of the attentional blink (AB, a decrement in target (T2 identification when presented 200-400 ms after another target (T1. Blocked SOA1s led to a faster rate of improvement in RSVP performance and more target order reversals relative to random SOA1s, suggesting that the implicit learning of SOA1 positively affected performance. The results also reveal power law learning curves for individual target identification as well as the reduction in the AB decrement. These learning curves reflect the spontaneous emergence of skill through subtle attentional modulations rather than general attentional distribution. Together, the results indicate that implicit temporal learning could improve high level and rapid cognitive processing and highlights the sensitivity and adaptability of the attentional system to subtle constraints in stimulus timing.

  18. Recruiting Teachers in Colombia

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    Blair, Robert

    2009-01-01

    In this article, the author talks about a system of special schools in Colombia which introduces students to teaching careers as early as the 8th grade. The Colombian system is based on a simple idea: Every student is a potential teacher. Principals talk about molding "ciudadano-pedagogos"--citizen-educators who view teaching as a way of…

  19. de Manizales, Colombia

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    Hernán Humberto Vargas López

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo se deriva de una investigación realizada con 29 jóvenes escolarizados de la ciudad de Manizales, Colombia, en la cual se indagó por los sentidos y significados de la ciudadanía. Para la recolección de información se utilizó el taller pedagógico, en tanto permitió combinar diversas técnicas e instrumentos tales como la entrevista semiestructurada, la entrevista a profundidad y la discusión. El estudio concluye que las y los jóvenes significan y comprenden la ciudadanía desde cuatro referentes: el lugar del sujeto en la sociedad y la cultura, el sentido del derecho y la ley en la organización y la convivencia, las percepciones del actuar moral y político de los líderes y de los políticos, y las percepciones y consumos de ciudad que hacen los ciudadanos. Se concluye que las y los jóvenes sitúan la ciudadanía desde un referente de la acción, manifestado fundamentalmente en la participación, el enjuiciamiento político y la posibilidad de ser representados por otros. Igualmente, se plantea que las y los jóvenes orientan la ciudadanía desde los principios y marcos de significación cultural de ciudad, expresados en los vínculos y compromisos que adquieren los ciudadanos con su ciudad y viceversa. Finalmente, se afirma que se trata de una ciudadanía significada en el respeto, la libertad, la justicia social y el reconocimiento del potencial humano universal

  20. Black carbon in the atmosphere and snow, from pre-industrial times until present

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    R. B. Skeie

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The distribution of black carbon (BC in the atmosphere and the deposition of BC on snow surfaces since pre-industrial time until present are modelled with the Oslo CTM2 model. The model results are compared with observations including recent measurements of BC in snow in the Arctic. The global mean burden of BC from fossil fuel and biofuel sources increased during two periods. The first period, until 1920, is related to increases in emissions in North America and Europe, and the last period after 1970 are related mainly to increasing emissions in East Asia. Although the global burden of BC from fossil fuel and biofuel increases, in the Arctic the maximum atmospheric BC burden as well as in the snow was reached in 1960s, with a slight reduction thereafter. The global mean burden of BC from open biomass burning sources has not changed significantly since 1900. With current inventories of emissions from open biomass sources, the modelled burden of BC in snow and in the atmosphere north of 65° N is small compared to the BC burden of fossil fuel and biofuel origin. From the concentration changes radiative forcing time series due to the direct aerosol effect as well as the snow-albedo effect is calculated for BC from fossil fuel and biofuel. The calculated radiative forcing in 2000 for the direct aerosol effect is 0.35 W m−2 and for the snow-albedo effect 0.016 W m−2 in this study. Due to a southward shift in the emissions there is an increase in the lifetime of BC as well as an increase in normalized radiative forcing, giving a change in forcing per unit of emissions of 26 % since 1950.

  1. Black carbon in the atmosphere and snow, from pre-industrial times until present

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    R. B. Skeie

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The distribution of black carbon (BC in the atmosphere and the deposition of BC on snow surfaces since pre-industrial time until present are modelled with the Oslo CTM2 model. The model results are compared with observations including recent measurements of BC in snow in the Arctic. The global mean burden of BC from fossil fuel and biofuel sources increased during two periods. The first period, until 1920, is related to increases in emissions in North America and Europe, and the last period after 1970 are related mainly to increasing emissions in East Asia. Although the global burden of BC from fossil fuel and biofuel increases, in the Arctic the maximum atmospheric BC burden as well as in the snow was reached in 1960s, with a slight reduction thereafter. The global mean burden of BC from open biomass burning sources has not changed significantly since 1900. With current inventories of emissions from open biomass sources, the modelled burden of BC in snow and in the atmosphere north of 65° N is small compared to the BC burden of fossil fuel and biofuel origin. From the concentration changes radiative forcing time series due to the direct aerosol effect as well as the snow-albedo effect is calculated for BC from fossil fuel and biofuel. The calculated radiative forcing in 2000 for the direct aerosol effect is 0.35 W m−2 and for the snow-albedo effect 0.016 W m−2. Due to a southward shift in the emissions there is an increase in the lifetime of BC as well as an increase in normalized radiative forcing, giving a change in forcing per unit of emissions of 26% since 1950.

  2. A NEW SPECIES OF ACAMPTOPOEUM FROM COLOMBIA (HYMENOPTERA: ANDRENIDAE: PANURGINAE

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    Full Text Available A new species of the panurginae bee genus Acamptopoeum (Andrenidae:Calliopsini, from a xeric highland area in the Eastern Andes of Colombia is describedand illustrated. Acamptopoeum fernandezi sp. nov., can be recognized by the blackintegument without blue or green reflections and the short, sparse white pubescenceon the body, not forming apical bands of setae on metasoma. A. prinii is alsoreported for the first time for Colombia.

  3. Turner Syndrome Genotype and phenotype and their effect on presenting features and timing of Diagnosis

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    Al Alwan, I; M, Khadora; Amir; G, Nasrat; A, Omair; L, Brown; M, Al Dubayee; M, Badri

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    Background Turner syndrome (TS) is a common genetic disorder caused by abnormalities of the X chromosome. We aimed to describe the phenotypic characteristics of TS patients and evaluate their association with presenting clinical characteristics and time at diagnosis. Methods We studied females diagnosed with TS at King Abdul Aziz Medical City (KAMC), Riyadh between 1983 and 2010. Patients were classified based upon karyotype into females with classical monosomy 45,X (group A) and females with other X chromosome abnormalities (mosaic 45,X/46,XX, Xqisochromosomes, Xp or Xq deletion) (group B). Clinical features of the two groups were analyzed. Results Of the 52 patients included in the study, 16(30.8%) were diagnosed with classical monosomy 45,X and the rest with other X chromosome abnormalities. Only 19(36.5%) patients were diagnosed in infancy and the remaining during childhood or later (odds ratio (OR) = 4.5,95%CI 1.27–15.90, p=0.02). Short stature was universal in group A versus 77.8% in group B. All patients in group A had primary amenorrhea compared with 63.2% of those in group B (P = 0.04); the rest of group B had secondary amenorrhea. Cardiovascular abnormalities were higher in group A (OR=3.50, 95%CI 0.99–12.29, p-value =0.05). Renal defects and recurrent otitis media were similar in both groups. Conclusion This study suggests that karyotype variations might affect the phenotype of TS; however, it may not reliably predict the clinical presentation. Chromosomal analysis for all suspected cases of TS should be promptly done at childhood in order to design an appropriate management plan early in life. PMID:25246887

  4. Uncooled Terahertz real-time imaging 2D arrays developed at LETI: present status and perspectives

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    Simoens, François; Meilhan, Jérôme; Dussopt, Laurent; Nicolas, Jean-Alain; Monnier, Nicolas; Sicard, Gilles; Siligaris, Alexandre; Hiberty, Bruno

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    As for other imaging sensor markets, whatever is the technology, the commercial spread of terahertz (THz) cameras has to fulfil simultaneously the criteria of high sensitivity and low cost and SWAP (size, weight and power). Monolithic silicon-based 2D sensors integrated in uncooled THz real-time cameras are good candidates to meet these requirements. Over the past decade, LETI has been studying and developing such arrays with two complimentary technological approaches, i.e. antenna-coupled silicon bolometers and CMOS Field Effect Transistors (FET), both being compatible to standard silicon microelectronics processes. LETI has leveraged its know-how in thermal infrared bolometer sensors in developing a proprietary architecture for THz sensing. High technological maturity has been achieved as illustrated by the demonstration of fast scanning of large field of view and the recent birth of a commercial camera. In the FET-based THz field, recent works have been focused on innovative CMOS read-out-integrated circuit designs. The studied architectures take advantage of the large pixel pitch to enhance the flexibility and the sensitivity: an embedded in-pixel configurable signal processing chain dramatically reduces the noise. Video sequences at 100 frames per second using our 31x31 pixels 2D Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) have been achieved. The authors describe the present status of these developments and perspectives of performance evolutions are discussed. Several experimental imaging tests are also presented in order to illustrate the capabilities of these arrays to address industrial applications such as non-destructive testing (NDT), security or quality control of food.

  5. Case report: microcephaly associated with Zika virus infection, Colombia.

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    Mattar, Salim; Ojeda, Carolina; Arboleda, Janna; Arrieta, German; Bosch, Irene; Botia, Ingrid; Alvis-Guzman, Nelson; Perez-Yepes, Carlos; Gerhke, Lee; Montero, German

    2017-06-13

    Recently there has been a large outbreak of Zika virus infections in Colombia, South America. The epidemic began in September 2015 and continued to April 2017, for the total number of Zika cases reported of 107,870. For those confirmed Zika cases, there were nearly 20,000 (18.5%) suspected to be pregnant women, resulting in 157 confirmed cases of microcephaly in newborns reported by their health government agency. There is a clear under-estimation of the total number of cases and in addition no prior publications have been published to demonstrate the clinical aspects of the Zika infection in Colombia. We characterized one Zika presentation to be able to compare and contrast with other cases of Zika infection already reported in the literature. In this case report, we demonstrate congenital microcephaly at week 19 of gestation in a 34-year-old mother who showed symptoms compatible with Zika virus infection from Sincelejo, State of Sucre, in the Colombian Caribbean. Zika virus RNA was detected in the placenta using real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). At week 25, the fetus weigh estimate was 770 g, had a cephalic perimeter of 20.2 cm (5th percentile), ventriculomegaly on the right side and dilatation of the fourth ventricle. At week 32, the microcephaly was confirmed with a cephalic perimeter of 22 cm, dilatation of the posterior atrium to 13 mm, an abnormally small cerebellum (29 mm), and an augmented cisterna magna. At birth (39 weeks by cesarean section), the head circumference was 27.5 cm, and computerized axial tomography (Siemens Corp, 32-slides) confirmed microcephaly with calcifications. We report a first case of maternal Zika virus infection associated with fetal microcephaly in Colombia and confirmed similar presentation to those observed previous in Brazil, 2015-2016.

  6. A new species and new records of Cryptodacus (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.

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    Rodriguez, Pedro Alexander; Rodriguez, Erick J; Norrbom, Allen L; Arévalo, Emilio

    2016-05-16

    Cryptodacus bernardoi Rodriguez & Rodriguez, new species, is described from Colombia. It was reared from fruits of Phoradendron sp. near piperoides (Kunth) Trel. New distribution records are reported for Cryptodacus ornatus Norrbom from Colombia and Peru, for Cryptodacus trinotatus Norrbom & Korytkowski from Colombia, and for Cryptodacus obliquus Hendel from Bolivia and Peru. The female abdomen and terminalia of C. obliquus is described for the first time. The Norrbom & Korytkowski (2008)`s key to species was modified to include C. bernardoi n. sp.

  7. Outlook of the process of storage of oncology drugs from the logistic operator in Colombia

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    Pedro Vicente Sánchez-Calvera

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This article mainly on the problem of  storage of oncology drugs, which is an important element in the supply chain, applied in the context of warehouse management of oncology drugs, in the logistics operator and providers of health services institutions (IPS for its acronym in Spanish of Bogotá DC and in the contex of a macro project "Methodological proposal for the definition of policies , rules of negotation and coordination in supply management of oncology drugs in Colombia," funded by Colciencias and the Universidad Nacional of Colombia. This article presents the current situation of oncology drugs, marking a characterization, diagnosis and identification and startegies evaluated under different scenarios. Finally, it is presented a proposal of improvement applied tranversely to storage processes including labels such as just in Time and the application of information and communication technologies (ICT.

  8. Zika Virus Disease in Colombia - Preliminary Report.

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    Pacheco, Oscar; Beltrán, Mauricio; Nelson, Christina A; Valencia, Diana; Tolosa, Natalia; Farr, Sherry L; Padilla, Ana V; Tong, Van T; Cuevas, Esther L; Espinosa-Bode, Andrés; Pardo, Lissethe; Rico, Angélica; Reefhuis, Jennita; González, Maritza; Mercado, Marcela; Chaparro, Pablo; Martínez Duran, Mancel; Rao, Carol Y; Muñoz, María M; Powers, Ann M; Cuéllar, Claudia; Helfand, Rita; Huguett, Claudia; Jamieson, Denise J; Honein, Margaret A; Ospina Martínez, Martha L

    2016-06-15

    Background Colombia began official surveillance for Zika virus disease (ZVD) in August 2015. In October 2015, an outbreak of ZVD was declared after laboratory-confirmed disease was identified in nine patients. Methods Using the national population-based surveillance system, we assessed patients with clinical symptoms of ZVD from August 9, 2015, to April 2, 2016. Laboratory test results and pregnancy outcomes were evaluated for a subgroup of pregnant women. Concurrently, we investigated reports of microcephaly for evidence of congenital ZVD. Results By April 2, 2016, there were 65,726 cases of ZVD reported in Colombia, of which 2485 (4%) were confirmed by means of reverse-transcriptase-polymerase-chain-reaction (RT-PCR) assay. The overall reported incidence of ZVD among female patients was twice that in male patients. A total of 11,944 pregnant women with ZVD were reported in Colombia, with 1484 (12%) of these cases confirmed on RT-PCR assay. In a subgroup of 1850 pregnant women, more than 90% of women who were reportedly infected during the third trimester had given birth, and no infants with apparent abnormalities, including microcephaly, have been identified. A majority of the women who contracted ZVD in the first or second trimester were still pregnant at the time of this report. Among the cases of microcephaly investigated from January 2016 through April 2016, four patients had laboratory evidence of congenital ZVD; all were born to asymptomatic mothers who were not included in the ZVD surveillance system. Conclusions Preliminary surveillance data in Colombia suggest that maternal infection with the Zika virus during the third trimester of pregnancy is not linked to structural abnormalities in the fetus. However, the monitoring of the effect of ZVD on pregnant women in Colombia is ongoing. (Funded by Colombian Instituto Nacional de Salud and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.).

  9. Loodushariduse mammutkongress Colombias / Aarne Tõldsepp

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    Tõldsepp, Aarne

    2009-01-01

    Sel suvel toimunud rahvusvahelisest matemaatika- ja loodushariduse kongressist Colombia ajaloolises sadamalinnas Cartagenas, mille peakorraldajaks oli 19 aastat tagasi Valgevenest Colombiasse emigreerunud professor Juri Orlik

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    2009-01-01

    Sel suvel toimunud rahvusvahelisest matemaatika- ja loodushariduse kongressist Colombia ajaloolises sadamalinnas Cartagenas, mille peakorraldajaks oli 19 aastat tagasi Valgevenest Colombiasse emigreerunud professor Juri Orlik

  11. Investigation on acceptable reverberation time at various frequency bands in halls that present amplified music

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    Adelman-Larsen, Niels Werner; Jeong, Cheol-Ho; Støfringsdal, Bård

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    Subjective ratings from 25 professional musicians and sound engineers were obtained to assess two Danish rock venues of similar size and similar low frequency reverberation times, but different high frequency reverberation times. The musicians judged one hall significantly better than the other......, confirming a hypothesis that rock venues can have a longer reverberation time at mid to high frequencies at least in the empty condition. A fairly long reverberation time in the 63 Hz octave band is found to be acceptable, so the 125 Hz octave band is probably the single most important band to control...

  12. Bioprospección: Plan nacional y aproximación al estado actual en Colombia Bioprospection: National Plan and Up to Date Situation in Colombia

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    Melgarejo Luz Marina

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta reflexión muestra algunos conceptos relacionados con el plan nacional y la situación de la bioprospección en ColombiaThis review shows some bioprospecction conceptual aspects and referes to the national plan and present situation in Colombia

  13. Bioprospección: Plan nacional y aproximación al estado actual en Colombia Bioprospection: National Plan and Up to Date Situation in Colombia

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    2003-01-01

    Esta reflexión muestra algunos conceptos relacionados con el plan nacional y la situación de la bioprospección en ColombiaThis review shows some bioprospecction conceptual aspects and referes to the national plan and present situation in Colombia

  14. AIDS in Colombia.

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    Boshell, J; Gacharná, M G; García, M; Jaramillo, L S; Márquez, G; Fergusson, M M; González, S; Prada, E Y; de Rangel, R; de Cabas, R

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    Between January 1984 and December 1987 a total of 178 AIDS cases were reported to the Colombian Ministry of Health. The location of these cases suggests that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is widely distributed in Colombia. Most of those afflicted (97%) have been adult males. HIV seroprevalence studies of selected population groups revealed the highest antibody prevalence (5.65% in females, 22.5% in males) among individuals involved in high-risk behaviors who participated in a free AIDS testing program. High prevalences (from 0.6% to 3.9% in females, and 14.6% to 15.9% in males) were also found in patients (primarily female prostitutes and male homosexuals) attending clinics for sexually transmitted diseases in several urban areas. The number of AIDS cases in Colombia has doubled or tripled annually since reporting began in 1984, a pattern similar to that observed worldwide.

  15. Petroleum system of the Cano Limon field, Llanos Basin, Colombia

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    Molina, J. [Occidental de Colombia, Inc., Bogota (Colombia)

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    The Chipaque-Lower Carbonera({circ}) Petroleum System of the northernmost Llanos Basin of Colombia, covers 11,100 km{sup 2} and includes two major oil fields: Caho Limon in Colombia, and Guafita in Venezuela, jointly with three more relatively small fields in Colombia: Redondo, Cano Rondon, and Jiba. Ultimate recoverable reserves are in the order of 1.4 BBO. The sedimentary section penetrated in the Northern Llanos has been informally subdivided into four Cretaceous formations: K3, K2B, K2A, and Lower K1 deposited during the Albian-Senonian, and into four Tertiary formations: Lower Carbonera, Upper Carbonera, Leon, and Guayabo deposited during the Late Eocene to Pliocene time. The main reservoir is the Lower Carbonera Formation, which contains 81% of the total reserves. The Cretaceous K2A and Lower K1 reservoirs contain 6% and 8%, respectively of the reserves. Minor reserves are accumulated in the discontinuous sandstones of the Oligocene Upper Carbonera Formation Geochemical analyses of the Cano Limon/Guafita oils indicate that these are aromatic intermediate to paraffinic-naphthenic, non degradated, genetically related to a common marine-derived type of kerogen. These oils were generated by a mature, marine clastic source rock with a small contribution of continental organic matter. The geochemistry of the hydrocarbon suggest a genetic relationship with the shales of the Chipaque formation, basin-ward equivalent of the K2 Formation, which presents kerogen type II organic matter and has been recognized as a good source rock. The petroleum system is hypothetical because a definite oil-source rock correlation is lacking. The development of the petroleum system is directly related to the history of movement of the Santa Maria, La Yuca, Caho Limon, and Matanegra wrench faults. It has been determined that these faults of pre-Cretaceous rifting origin, created the Santa Maria Graben of which the Espino Graben is the continuation in Venezuela.

  16. Progress, Presence and Historical Consciousness: Confronting Past, Present and Future in Postmodern Time

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    Seixas, Peter

    2012-01-01

    It is possible to long for the past: we "long" for something that once was present but is no longer--nostalgia. We "hope" for something that has never been present but might be in the future--dreams: this is the core of progress in the modernist project. What can "longing for the present" mean? We desire a situation that we already have? We long…

  17. Colombia: Issues for Congress

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    studied at the University of Kansas and Harvard University , and the London School of Economics. Colombia: Issues for Congress Congressional Research...30, 2010, at http://www.lasillavacia.com/ historia /14953. 22 Camila Osorio, “Esta Es la Cara de la Legislatura que Se Posesiona Hoy,” La Silla Vacía...website, July 19, 2010, at http://www.lasillavacia.com/ historia /16740; “New Congress Grants Santos Huge Majority,” Latin American Weekly Report

  18. Colombia vista desde afuera

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    Full Text Available Mucha de la bibliografía sobre Colombia no se conoce en el país. Cada año se realizan centenares de trabajos acerca de diferentes aspectos de las ciencias naturales, sociales, o sobre literatura, que a la postre quedan archivadas en bibliotecas europeas o estadounidenses, como ocurre de manera específica con los trabajos presentados como tesis de grado en universidades extranjeras.

  19. Colombia on the Brink

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    during which nearly 200,000 people were killed by indiscriminate violence, is known as La Violencia .10 In 1957, following the second coup of the...brought to a close the La Violencia .11 However, it did nothing to alter the underlying conditions that had given rise to the La Violencia in the first...Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), was formed from the peasant leaders who had emerged from the Liberal uprising during the La Violencia .13 Since

  20. Counterterrorism Policy in Colombia

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    tumultuous period in Colombian history known as La Violencia . During this period, 1948-1964, the two primary political parties in Colombia, the Liberals...themselves and their property.34 These ’self-defense’ groups were the precursor to the FARC. La Violencia ended with the formation of the National...transport abroad to intermediary points such as Mexico or to final destinations, such as the U.S. or Europe; sale in large quantities; sale in small

  1. Condensed Matter Physics in Colombia is in its forties

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    Camacho, Angela

    2015-03-01

    Physics in Colombia started to develop in the 70's as a research part of basic sciences with the acquisition, at that time, of large research equipments such as x-rays and EPR. Experimental work was soon supplemented by theoretical investigations, which led to the formation of research groups in condensed matter. In the early 80's existed such groups in five universities. In this report we present, after a short history of the main steps that guided the initial research subjects, the major areas already developed and the minor research groups that are in the stage of consolidation. Currently this type of work is done at least in 20 universities. We also show the actual numbers of researchers, publications, PhD students and laboratories discriminated in gender to complete an overview of Condensed Matter Physics in Colombia. Finally, we present a short review of the main theoretical issues that have been worked in the last decade focusing on low dimensional systems, their structural and optical properties

  2. Presentation Time Concerning System-Paced Multimedia Instructions and the Superiority of Learner Pacing

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    Stiller, Klaus D.; Petzold, Kirstin; Zinnbauer, Peter

    2011-01-01

    The superiority of learner-paced over system-paced instructions was demonstrated in multiple experiments. In these experiments, the system-paced presentations were highly speeded, causing cognitive overload, while the learner-paced instructions allowed adjustments of the presentational flow to the learner's needs by pacing facilities, mostly…

  3. Editorial Commentary: There's No Time Like the Present if You Want to Save Your Mechanoreceptors!

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    D'Agostino, Ralph B

    2016-02-01

    The timing of stump-sparing surgery for the preservation of mechanoreceptors, volume of the anterior cruciate ligament stump, and number of Ruffini corpuscles matters, with longer delays leading to worse results for patients.

  4. Presentation and response timing accuracy in Adobe Flash and HTML5/JavaScript Web experiments

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    Reimers, Stian; Stewart, Neil

    2015-01-01

    ...: most recently, through the development of the HTML5 standard. Although in most studies participants give untimed responses, there is a growing interest in being able to record response times online...

  5. Re-thinking time at the interface of physics and philosophy the forgotten present

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    von Müller, Albrecht

    2015-01-01

    The current volume of the Parmenides Series "On Thinking" addresses our deepest and most personal experience of the world, the experience of "the present," from a modern perspective combining physics and philosophy. Many prominent researchers have contributed articles to the volume, in which they present models and express their opinions on and, in some cases, also their skepticism about the subject and how it may be (or may not be) addressed, as well as which aspects they consider most relevant in this context. While Einstein might have once hoped that "the present" would find its place in

  6. Histoplasmosis laryngeal: report first case in Colombia.

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    Moriones Robayo, Carlos Alberto; Guerra Ortiz, Claudia Patricia

    2014-01-01

    Laryngeal histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that is frequent in Colombia. Laryngeal histoplasmosis usually occurs in immunocompromised patients through the dissemination of the fungus from the lungs to other organs. Histoplasmosis isolated laryngeal (primary) is rare. If a patient presents with a history of immunosuppression by renal transplant, primary laryngeal histoplasmosis with supraglottic granulomatous inflammation that was treated with amphotericin B and Itraconazole, with complete resolution of laryngeal lesions.

  7. Laryngeal Histoplasmosis: report first case in Colombia

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    Carlos Alberto Moriones Robayo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Laryngeal histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that is frequent in Colombia. Laryngeal histoplasmosis usually occurs in immunocompromised patients through the dissemination of the fungus from the lungs to other organs. Histoplasmosis isolated laryngeal (primary is rare. If a patient presents with a history of immunosuppression by renal transplant, primary laryngeal histoplasmosis with supraglottic granulomatous inflammation that was treated with amphotericin B and Itraconazole, with complete resolution of laryngeal lesions.

  8. Just-in-time information presentation : Improving learning a troubleshooting skill

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    Kester, L.; Kirschner, P.A.; Merriënboer, J.J.G. van

    2006-01-01

    Troubleshooting in a practice situation requires two types of information, namely for reasoning about the problem-cause and for finding an adequate solution (declarative information) and for manipulating the environment (procedural information). It is hypothesized that presenting this information pi

  9. Chronic Renal Failure Presenting for the First Time as Pulmonary Mucormycosis with a Fatal Outcome

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    B. Jayakrishnan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Pulmonary mucormycosis is an uncommon, but important, opportunistic fungal pneumonia which is often diagnosed late. Renal failure as the predominant presenting feature is not common in mucormycosis. Moreover, sudden, massive hemoptysis is not a usual complication. In this report we describe fatal pulmonary mucormycosis in a young patient with a previously undiagnosed chronic renal failure.

  10. Attending a Presentation at a Distance in Real-Time via Skype

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    Michels, Barbara J.; Chang, Ching-Wen

    2010-01-01

    "Necessity is the mother of invention," as the saying goes, and in this case, it surely was. A telecommuting faculty for a Midwest public university wanted to see a graduate student's presentation as a guest speaker in an instructional technology course on campus. However, this faculty lives in another state, so that was impossible. As a daily…

  11. Time to standardize and broaden the criteria of acute coronary syndrome symptom presentations in women.

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    Canto, John G; Canto, Elizabeth A; Goldberg, Robert J

    2014-07-01

    Early recognition of the signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is essential to improving patient management and associated outcomes. It is widely reported that women might have a different ACS symptom presentation than men. Multiple review articles have examined sex differences in symptom presentation of ACS and these studies have yielded inconclusive results and/or inconsistent recommendations. This is largely because these studies have included diverse study populations, different methods of assessing the chief complaint and associated coronary symptoms, relatively small sample sizes of women and men, and lack of adequate adjustment for age or other potentially confounding differences between the sexes. There is a substantial overlap of ACS symptoms that are not mutually exclusive according to sex, and are generally found in women and men. However, there are apparent differences in the frequency and distribution of ACS symptoms among women and men. Women, on average, are also more likely to have a greater number of ACS-related symptoms contributing to the perception that women have more atypical symptoms than men. In this review, we address issues surrounding whether women should have a different ACS symptom presentation message than men, and provide general recommendations from a public policy perspective. In the future, our goal should be to standardize ACS symptom presentation and to elucidate the full range of ACS and myocardial infarction symptoms considering the substantial overlap of symptoms among women and men rather than use conventional terms such as "typical" and "atypical" angina.

  12. Contours of Time: Topographic Construals of Past, Present, and Future in the Yupno Valley of Papua New Guinea

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    Nunez, Rafael; Cooperrider, Kensy; Doan, D.; Wassmann, Jurg

    2012-01-01

    Time, an everyday yet fundamentally abstract domain, is conceptualized in terms of space throughout the world's cultures. Linguists and psychologists have presented evidence of a widespread pattern in which deictic time--past, present, and future--is construed along the front/back axis, a construal that is "linear" and…

  13. Cell classification using big data analytics plus time stretch imaging (Conference Presentation)

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    Jalali, Bahram; Chen, Claire L.; Mahjoubfar, Ata

    2016-09-01

    We show that blood cells can be classified with high accuracy and high throughput by combining machine learning with time stretch quantitative phase imaging. Our diagnostic system captures quantitative phase images in a flow microscope at millions of frames per second and extracts multiple biophysical features from individual cells including morphological characteristics, light absorption and scattering parameters, and protein concentration. These parameters form a hyperdimensional feature space in which supervised learning and cell classification is performed. We show binary classification of T-cells against colon cancer cells, as well classification of algae cell strains with high and low lipid content. The label-free screening averts the negative impact of staining reagents on cellular viability or cell signaling. The combination of time stretch machine vision and learning offers unprecedented cell analysis capabilities for cancer diagnostics, drug development and liquid biopsy for personalized genomics.

  14. Lightning effects on distribution transformers and reliability of power distribution systems in Colombia

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    D. Aranguren

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Failure rates of rural power systems are statistically studied based on lightning parameters and a two-state weather model (normal and adverse. Lightning information is matched with geographical coordinates of 251,024 power transformers in a vast area in Central Colombia. An important portion of transformers present failure rates 45 times higher than normal, and very large overhead lines, representing a high portion of the total system, present very high failure rates over 75 times higher than in normal weather conditions.

  15. Studying time of flight imaging through scattering media across multiple size scales (Conference Presentation)

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    Velten, Andreas

    2017-05-01

    Light scattering is a primary obstacle to optical imaging in a variety of different environments and across many size and time scales. Scattering complicates imaging on large scales when imaging through the atmosphere when imaging from airborne or space borne platforms, through marine fog, or through fog and dust in vehicle navigation, for example in self driving cars. On smaller scales, scattering is the major obstacle when imaging through human tissue in biomedical applications. Despite the large variety of participating materials and size scales, light transport in all these environments is usually described with very similar scattering models that are defined by the same small set of parameters, including scattering and absorption length and phase function. We attempt a study of scattering and methods of imaging through scattering across different scales and media, particularly with respect to the use of time of flight information. We can show that using time of flight, in addition to spatial information, provides distinct advantages in scattering environments. By performing a comparative study of scattering across scales and media, we are able to suggest scale models for scattering environments to aid lab research. We also can transfer knowledge and methodology between different fields.

  16. Body wave travel times and amplitudes for present-day seismic model of Mars

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    Raevskiy, Sergey; Gudkova, Tamara

    At the moment Martian interior structure models are constrained by the satellite observational data (the mass, the moment of inertia factor, the Love number k _{2}) (Konopliv et al., 2011) and high pressure experimental data (Bertka and Fei, 1997). Seismological observations could provide unparalleled capability for studying Martian interiors. Future missions include seismic experiments on Mars (Lognonné et al., 2012). The main instrument for these seismic experiments is a broadband seismometer (Robert et al., 2012). When seismic measurements are not yet available, physically consistent interior models, characterized by properties of relevant minerals, make possible to study of the seismic response of the planet. \\To estimate travel times for direct P, S, core reflected PcP, ScS and core refracted PKP body waves as a function of epicentral distance and hypocentral depth, as well as their amplitudes at the surface for a given marsquake, software product was developed in MatLab, as it encompasses many plotting routines that plot resulting travel times and ray paths. The computational results have been compared with the program TTBox (Knapmeyer, 2004). The code computes seismic ray paths and travel times for a one-dimentional spherical interior model (density and seismic velocities are functions of a radius only). Calculations of travel times tables for direct P, S, core reflected PcP, ScS and core refracted PKP waves and their amplitudes are carried out for a trial seismic model of Mars M14_3 from (Zharkov et al., 2009): the core radius is 1800 km, the thickness of the crust is 50 km. Direct and core reflected P and S waves are recorded to a maximum epicentral distance equal to about 100(°) , and PKP arrivals can be detected for epicental distances larger than 150(°) . The shadow zone is getting wider in comparison with previous results (Knapmeyer, 2010), as the liquid core radius of the seismic model under consideration is larger. Based on the estimates of

  17. Passive optical coherence elastography using a time-reversal approach (Conference Presentation)

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    Nguyen, Thu-Mai; Zorgani, Ali; Fink, Mathias; Catheline, Stefan; Boccara, A. Claude

    2017-02-01

    Background and motivation - Conventional Optical Coherence Elastography (OCE) methods consist in launching controlled shear waves in tissues, and measuring their propagation speed using an ultrafast imaging system. However, the use of external shear sources limits transfer to clinical practice, especially for ophthalmic applications. Here, we propose a totally passive OCE method for ocular tissues based on time-reversal of the natural vibrations. Methods - Experiments were first conducted on a tissue-mimicking phantom containing a stiff inclusion. Pulsatile motions were reproduced by stimulating the phantom surface with two piezoelectric actuators excited asynchronously at low frequencies (50-500 Hz). The resulting random displacements were tracked at 190 frames/sec using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), with a 10x5µm² resolution over a 3x2mm² field-of-view (lateral x depth). The shear wavefield was numerically refocused (i.e. time-reversed) at each pixel using noise-correlation algorithms. The focal spot size yields the shear wavelength. Results were validated by comparison with shear wave speed measurements obtained from conventional active OCE. In vivo tests were then conducted on anesthetized rats. Results - The stiff inclusion of the phantom was delineated on the wavelength map with a wavelength ratio between the inclusion and the background (1.6) consistent with the speed ratio (1.7). This validates the wavelength measurements. In vivo, natural shear waves were detected in the eye and wavelength maps of the anterior segment showed a clear elastic contrast between the cornea, the sclera and the iris. Conclusion - We validated the time-reversal approach for passive elastography using SD-OCT imaging at low frame-rate. This method could accelerate the clinical transfer of ocular elastography.

  18. Conflict fields of journalistic praxis in Colombia

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    Rousbeh Legatis

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The chronic uncertainty for journalists and editors in carrying out their professional work in Colombia has many sources and has been serious for decades. Currently – besides indicators of extreme physical violence (such as daily attacks, abuse, kidnappings and murders – problem areas are strongly marking journalistic work in Colombia that are often neglected in the international discussion, such as inadequate training offerings, unsatisfactory infrastructure in the workplace, precarious wage situations, lack of independence in relationship to editors and a poorly taught understanding of professional ethics. These structural problems produce qualitative deficiencies – especially in conflict reportage. But instead of stagnation, change is occurring. Colombian journalists are revising their self-image, at the same time developing a problem consciousness in their own work, and are actively trying to correct the deficiencies.

  19. Optical endomicroscopy and the road to real-time, in vivo pathology: present and future

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    Carignan Charles S

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Epithelial cancers account for substantial mortality and are an important public health concern. With the need for earlier detection and treatment of these malignancies, the ability to accurately detect precancerous lesions has an increasingly important role in controlling cancer incidence and mortality. New optical technologies are capable of identifying early pathology in tissues or organs in which cancer is known to develop through stages of dysplasia, including the esophagus, colon, pancreas, liver, bladder, and cervix. These diagnostic imaging advances, together as a field known as optical endomicroscopy, are based on confocal microscopy, spectroscopy-based imaging, and optical coherence tomography (OCT, and function as “optical biopsies,” enabling tissue pathology to be imaged in situ and in real time without the need to excise and process specimens as in conventional biopsy and histopathology. Optical biopsy techniques can acquire high-resolution, cross-sectional images of tissue structure on the micron scale through the use of endoscopes, catheters, laparoscopes, and needles. Since the inception of these technologies, dramatic technological advances in accuracy, speed, and functionality have been realized. The current paradigm of optical biopsy, or single-area, point-based images, is slowly shifting to more comprehensive microscopy of larger tracts of mucosa. With the development of Fourier-domain OCT, also known as optical frequency domain imaging or, more recently, volumetric laser endomicroscopy, comprehensive surveillance of the entire distal esophagus is now achievable at speeds that were not possible with conventional OCT technologies. Optical diagnostic technologies are emerging as clinically useful tools with the potential to set a new standard for real-time diagnosis. New imaging techniques enable visualization of high-resolution, cross-sectional images and offer the opportunity to guide biopsy, allowing maximal

  20. Statistics of the duration time of a random walk given its present position: dating a random walk.

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    Larralde, Hernán

    2013-12-01

    We consider the distribution of the duration time, the time elapsed since it began, of a diffusion process given its present position, under the assumption that the process began at the origin. For unbiased diffusion, the distribution does not exist (it is identically zero) for one- and two-dimensional systems. We find the explicit expression for the distribution for three and higher dimensions and discuss the behavior of the duration time statistics: we find that the expected duration time exists only for dimensions five and higher, whereas the variance becomes finite for seven dimensions and above. We then turn to the case of biased diffusion. The drift velocity introduces a new time scale and the resulting statistics arise from the interplay of the diffusive time scale and the drift time scale. For these systems all the moments exist and explicit expressions are presented and discussed for the expected duration time and its variance for all dimensions.

  1. The Nevrorthidae, mistaken at all times: phylogeny and review of present knowledge (Holometabola, Neuropterida, Neuroptera

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    Ulrike Aspöck

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available This monographic review of the Nevrorthidae Nakahara, 1915, covers all 19 validly described, extant species worldwide that belong to one of the smallest families of the order Neuroptera. The family embraces four genera: Nevrorthus Costa, 1863 (with five species occurring in the Mediterranean region, Austroneurorthus Nakahara, 1958 (with two species restricted to eastern Australia, Nipponeurorthus Nakahara, 1958 (with 11 species from eastern Asia: Japanese islands, mainland China, Taiwan, and Sinoneurorthus Liu, H. Aspöck & U. Aspöck, 2012 (with one species recorded from mainland China. A comprehensive taxonomical treatment of all extant taxa is presented, including the scant available biological data. Distribution maps for all species are provided. A phylogenetic analysis based on morphological data from both extant and extinct taxa was performed. Austroneurorthus, together with Nevrorthus and some Eocene Baltic amber genera, form a monophylum. The disjunct distribution of modern nevrorthid genera demonstrates the relictual nature of the family and points to a historical biogeography that could have led to the formation of the present distribution pattern. Future discovery of fossil material might substantiate these claims. Sonnet for a Vulnerable Creature Is the Climate still fine? Still clean, the Riverine? Ruined rivulets run dry Fossils – tho’ living – may Die.

  2. EGFR-directed Affibody for fluorescence-guided glioma surgery: time-dose analysis (Conference Presentation)

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    Ribeiro de Souza, Ana Luiza; Marra, Kayla; Gunn, Jason R.; Elliott, Jonathan T.; Samkoe, Kimberley S.; Paulsen, Keith D.; Draney, Daniel R.; Feldwisch, Joachim

    2016-03-01

    The key to fluorescence guided surgical oncology is the ability to create specific contrast between normal and glioma tissue. The blood brain barrier that limits the delivery of substances to the normal brain is broken in tumors, allowing accumulation of agents in the tumor interior. However, for a clinical success, imaging agents should be in the infiltrative edges to minimize the resection of normal brain while enable the removal of tumor. The aberrant overexpression and/or activation of EGFR is associated with many types of cancers, including glioblastoma and the injection of a fluorescent molecule targeted to these receptors would improve tumor contrast during fluorescence guided surgery. Affibody molecules have intentional medium affinity and high potential specificity, which are the desirable features of a good surgical imaging agent. The aim of this study was evaluate the brain/glioma uptake of ABY029 labeled with near-infrared dye IRDye800CW after intravenous injection. Rats were either inoculated with orthotopic implantations of U251 human glioma cell line or PBS (shams control) in the brain. The tumors were allowed to grow for 2-3 weeks before carrying out fluorescent tracer experiments. Fluorescent imaging of ex vivo brain slices from rats was acquired at different time points after infection of fluorescently labeled EGFR-specific affibody to verify which time provided maximal contrast tumor to normal brain. Although the tumor was most clearly visualized after 1h of IRDye800CW-labeled ABY029 injection, the tumor location could be identified from the background after 48h. These results suggest that the NIR-labeled affibody examined shows excellent potential to increase surgical visualization for confirmed EGFR positive tumors.

  3. Determination of time-dependent uncertainty of the total solar irradiance records from 1978 to present

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    Fröhlich Claus

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims. The existing records of total solar irradiance (TSI since 1978 differ not only in absolute values, but also show different trends. For the study of TSI variability these records need to be combined and three composites have been devised; however, the results depend on the choice of the records and the way they are combined. A new composite should be based on all existing records with an individual qualification. It is proposed to use a time-dependent uncertainty for weighting of the individual records. Methods. The determination of the time-dependent deviation of the TSI records is performed by comparison with the square root of the sunspot number (SSN. However, this correlation is only valid for timescales of the order of a year or more because TSI and SSN react quite differently to solar activity changes on shorter timescales. Hence the results concern only periods longer than the one-year-low-pass filter used in the analysis. Results. Besides the main objective to determine an investigator-independent uncertainty, the comparison of TSI with √SSN turns out to be a powerful tool for the study of the TSI long-term changes. The correlation of √SSN with TSI replicates very well the TSI minima, especially the very low value of the recent minimum. The results of the uncertainty determination confirm not only the need for adequate corrections for degradation, but also show that a rather detailed analysis is needed. The daily average of all TSI values available on that day, weighted with the correspondingly determined uncertainty, is used to construct a “new” composite, which, overall, compares well with the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos (PMOD composite. Finally, the TSI − √SSN comparison proves to be an important diagnostic tool not only for estimating uncertainties of observations, but also for a better understanding of the long-term variability of TSI.

  4. Effect of the time of use in the physical conditions of the an Andean soil in the department of Nariño, Colombia Efecto del tiempo de uso en las condiciones físicas del suelo andino en el departamento de Nariño, Colombia

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    Volverás Belisario

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Using a rainfall simulator (CIAT, changes in the soil loss and some physical properties associated to water movement by effect of the type of use of the soil through the time of use in the following treatments were evaluated: Non intervened soil with 25% slope (control, a pasture for 25 years and 25% slope and cropping wheat-corn (w-c of 25, 45 and 70 years of use, each one of these last, with 12% and 25% slope in a Inceptisol of the area of reconversión of the wheat crop of Nariño, Colombia (longitude 75º 14´ west, latitude 0.5º 10´ north, 2710 masl, 795 HR, 12ºC. The dynamics of the soil loss and the infiltration processes and movement of the water on the soil surface for simulated rain of 110 mm h-1 showed that the rate of soil loss, was minimum in the control and the pasture and was increased drastically until the 25 years of agricultural use (rotation w-c, time after which diminishes gradually when increasing the time of use of the soil. Of the applied total water sheet, the control and the pasture infiltrate 98,3% and 94% respectively; after 25, 45 and 70 years of agricultural use (rw-c, only 56%, 48% and 35% of infiltration respectively was detected. The change of agricultural use (rw-c generated increase of the apparent soil density and decrease of the clay percentage and organic matter when increasing the intensity and the time of use of soil. Key words: Soil loss, Infiltration, Andean hillsides, wheat, NariñoMediante un minisimulador de lluvia se evaluaron los cambios en pérdida de suelo y en algunas propiedades físicas asociadas con el movimiento del agua, en un Inceptisol (Dystric haplustepts de la zona de reconversión del cultivo de trigo del departamento de Nariño, Colombia (75º 14´ oeste, 0.5º 10´ norte, 2.710 msnm, 79% HR, 12ºC. Los tratamientos fueron: Suelo no intervenido a 25% de pendiente (testigo, uso en pastura por 25 años, 25% de pendiente y uso agrícola rotación trigo-maíz (rt-m de 25, 45 y 70 a

  5. Derecho Electoral en Colombia

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    El artículo quiere demostrar que la afirmación y profundización de las normas electorales, en orden a la democracia y su progreso, han constituido en Colombia una forma institucional de cambio.  Si bien es cierto que no puede desconocerse el paréntesis del Frente Nacional que limitó el libre juego de las fuentes políticas, la legislación en temas como financiación política, publicidad y encuestas de opinión actualmente vigentes, son vitales para  que la democracia  y las normas electorale...

  6. Child health in Colombia.

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    Nieto, G Arias; Mutis, F Suescun; Mercer, R; Bonati, M; Choonara, I

    2009-11-01

    Colombia is a country with major problems, mainly a high degree of inequality and an unacceptably high level of violence (both armed military conflict and crime related). There are unacceptably high variations in health and health provision. Despite these difficulties, there are important steps being taken by both the government and independent organisations to try and improve child health and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in relation to poverty, hunger and health issues. The participation of different sectors and stakeholders (including government, non-governmental organisations and other organisations of civil society) is essential to overcome Colombian history and to promote a better place for children.

  7. Serpientes de Colombia

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    M. Rodrigo Ángel

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    En este libro es una guía práctica sobre las serpientes de Colombia en cuanto a su clasificación y tratamiento del envenenamiento causado por sus mordeduras. Contiene los siguientes capítulos: 1. Características generales, 2. Serpiente Colombianas, 3. Aparato venenoso, 4. Clasificación fisiopatología de los efectos del veneno, 5. Mordedura por serpientes venenosas en Antioquía, listas de nombres populares y científicos, la bibliografía. Esta es una introducción a esta práctica guí...

  8. How to reduce long-term drift in present-day and deep-time simulations?

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    Brunetti, Maura; Vérard, Christian

    2017-09-01

    Climate models are often affected by long-term drift that is revealed by the evolution of global variables such as the ocean temperature or the surface air temperature. This spurious trend reduces the fidelity to initial conditions and has a great influence on the equilibrium climate after long simulation times. Useful insight on the nature of the climate drift can be obtained using two global metrics, i.e. the energy imbalance at the top of the atmosphere and at the ocean surface. The former is an indicator of the limitations within a given climate model, at the level of both numerical implementation and physical parameterisations, while the latter is an indicator of the goodness of the tuning procedure. Using the MIT general circulation model, we construct different configurations with various degree of complexity (i.e. different parameterisations for the bulk cloud albedo, inclusion or not of friction heating, different bathymetry configurations) to which we apply the same tuning procedure in order to obtain control runs for fixed external forcing where the climate drift is minimised. We find that the interplay between tuning procedure and different configurations of the same climate model provides crucial information on the stability of the control runs and on the goodness of a given parameterisation. This approach is particularly relevant for constructing good-quality control runs of the geological past where huge uncertainties are found in both initial and boundary conditions. We will focus on robust results that can be generally applied to other climate models.

  9. Hilbert phase dynamometry (HPD) for real-time measurement of cell generated forces (Conference Presentation)

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    Sridharan, Shamira; Li, Yanfen; Bhaduri, Basanta; Majeed, Hassaan; Dupenloup, Paul; Levine, Alex; Kilian, Kristopher A.; Popescu, Gabriel

    2016-03-01

    Traction force microscopy is the most widely used technique for studying the forces exerted by cells on deformable substrates. However, the method is computationally intense and cells have to be detached from the substrate prior to measuring the displacement map. We have developed a new method, referred to as Hilbert phase dynamometry (HPD), which yields real-time force fields and, simultaneously, cell dry mass and growth information. HPD operates by imaging cells on a deformable substrate that is patterned with a grid of fluorescent proteins. A Hilbert transform is used to extract the phase map associated with the grid deformation, which provides the displacement field. By combining this information with substrate stiffness, an elasticity model was developed to measure forces exerted by cells with high spatial resolution. In our study, we prepared 10kPa gels and them with a 2-D grid of FITC-conjugated fibrinogen/fibronectin mixture, an extracellular matrix protein to which cells adhere. We cultured undifferentiated mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), and MSCs that were in the process of undergoing adipogenesis and osteogenesis. The cells were measured over the course of 24 hours using Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) and wide-field epi-fluorescence microscopy allowing us to simultaneously measure cell growth and the forces exerted by the cells on the substrate.

  10. High-throughput real-time sensing with microfluidic electro-opto-mechanical resonators (Conference Presentation)

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    Suh, Jeewon; Han, Kewen; Peterson, Christopher; Bahl, Gaurav

    2017-02-01

    Resonant optical sensors have enabled the label-free measurement of nanoparticles suspended in liquids, down to the resolution of individual viruses and large molecules, but are only able to quantify optical properties (refractive index, scattering, fluorescence). Additionally, these sensors are fundamentally limited by the random diffusion of particles to the sensing region, and thus only quantify a tiny fraction of the analyte. We have developed a microfluidic optomechanical resonator capable of sensing flowing nanoparticles using the action of phonons that are coupled to light. The phonon mode of the system casts a nearly perfect net for measuring density, viscoelasticity, and compressibility of the particles that flow through, without being limited by random diffusion. Information on the particle mechanical properties is encoded in the light scattered from the thermal fluctuations of the phonon mode, and measurements at a timescale of below 20 milliseconds have been demonstrated previously. In this work, we develop a new experimental method for improving the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and sensing speed achievable with this technique, by implementing electro-opto-mechanical transduction. We demonstrate real-time particle transit measurements as fast as 400 microseconds, a factor of 50x improvement in speed, without any post-processing. We discuss how this novel technique can be used for ultra-high throughput analysis of mechanical properties of biological particles in liquids, enabling a new form of flow cytometry.

  11. Abejas de Colombia II claves preliminares para las familias, subfamilias y tribus (Hymenoptera: apoidea

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    Fernandez Fernando

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    Full Text Available Ilustrated keys for families, subfamilies and tribes of Colombian bees are presented. Achek list of genera is given.Se presentan claves ilustradas para las familias, subfamilias y tribus de abejas existentes en Colombia, así como comentarios generales acerca de cada familia. Igualmente se anexa un listado de los géneros registrados hasta el momento para Colombia.

  12. ASSOCIATIONS OF MOTHERS IN PROTECTION AND SUPPORTING OF BREAST FEEDING: HISTORY AND PRESENT TIMES

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    L.V. Abol’yan

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    Full Text Available The article presents a data on creation of social associations of mothers — groups of maternal supporting of breast feeding in continuation with international initiative «Baby-Friendly Hospital» of WHO/UNICEF in Russia. As breast feeding is mostly a medical problem usual for medical personnel in obstetrical and children’s medical institution (obstetricians-gynecologists, neonatologists, pediatricians, there is a question on legality of such groups’ presence and its competence, relations to medical personnel, forms of work. The Soviet public health had wide experience of successful collaboration of public activists of Russian Red Cross Society and Health Care Administrations in performance of prophylactic and health-improving measures and hygienic education among population. Successful activity of voluntary associations supporting breast feeding depends on collaboration with medical personnel, development of scientifically-based programs of mothers-consultants education, and presence of informational, methodical and hygienical educational materials.Key words: breast feeding, groups of maternal support.(Voprosy sovremennoi pediatrii — Current Pediatrics. 2010;9(2:15-18

  13. [Forestalling policy as a strategic objective of space biology and medicine at the present time point].

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    Ushakov, I B

    2011-01-01

    The article ushers into the acrimonious debates about paths of innovative development and criticality of fundamental sciences in technological progress for Russia security, and breakthrough potential. Among the alternative routes of technical development are different forms of priority boost of growing points in which Russia has attained and held steadily the leading position occupying a prominent segment in the international division of labor. Space effort of Russia gives a model example of successful implementation of the national program and demonstrates leadership in this area of human activities. The article presents analysis of the factors and circumstances that predetermined the winning in the early, Gagarin's period of piloted space flights of the forefront position of the country as well as the vector of cosmonautics' advance for many years ahead Despite the host of issues with implementation of the ISS utilization program and planning of exploration missions to the Moon and Mars, the unique experience of preparations and carrying out investigations and tests with humans in space, the enormous groundwork in fundamental biomedical researches over the past 50 years of piloted flights allow optimistic prognosis of gaining headway with essentially new ambitious space projects. The key question is whether the forestalling policy of priority development of piloted cosmonautics as the most integrated and science intensive sector of innovation techniques will be realized. The answer will guide near- and long-term future of the space industry and, consequently, the fortune of national fundamental space sciences, space biomedicine being its part and parcel.

  14. Real-time observation of drying kinetics and morphology evolution in organic bulk heterojunctions (Presentation Recording)

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    Güldal, Nusret S.; Ameri, Tayebeh; Osvet, Andres; Brabec, Christoph J.

    2015-08-01

    In organic photovoltaics field, an optimized bulk heterojunction film consists of an electron-donating conjugated polymer and an electron-accepting fullerene derivative, which is organized in a well phase-separated, yet interconnected network. This sensitive morphology, affecting the light absorption, exciton dissociation and subsequent charge generation-extraction, is determined by the film formation during solution casting under certain processing conditions. Therefore, a number of previous studies focused on characterizing the thin film formation during solution casting, mainly with in-situ grazing-incidence X-ray scattering methods, accompanied by various optical methods, such as ellipsometry/reflectometry and UV-VIS absorption. Although these studies provided invaluable information on the matter, the development of nanoscale morphology is yet to be fully understood. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate a portable in-situ characterization chamber, which can characterize any organic/hybrid thin film during solution casting. The chamber is a miniature doctor blade under controlled atmosphere, equipped with white light reflectometry (WLR), photoluminescence (PL) and laser light scattering (LLS). WLR was used to monitor the thickness reduction of the thin film during the drying, enabling to establish a drying curve. LLS informed the time scale of aggregate/crystallite formation. PL monitored molecular arrangement and enabled the estimation of microstructure. The combined data is used to understand the competition between thermodynamics (e.g. solubility, miscibility) and kinetics of morphology formation. In this study, we measured different BHJ systems with binary and ternary solvent mixtures under different processing conditions, from which we built a roadmap for microstructure formation in organic thin films, used in organic photovoltaics.

  15. Speciation of atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present during fog time collected submicron particles.

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    Singh, Dharmendra Kumar; Sharma, Swati; Habib, Gazala; Gupta, Tarun

    2015-08-01

    Airborne submicron particles (PM1) were collected using PM1 sampler during the fog-dominated days (December 2013-January 2014). PM1 values varied between 58.12 μg/m(3) and 198.75 μg/m(3), and average mass concentration was 162.33 ± 38.25 μg/m(3) while total average concentration of particle-associated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) determined was 616.31 ± 30.31 ng/m(3). This is a signal for an alarming high pollution level at this site situated in the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP). PAHs were extracted from filters using toluene and acetonitrile. Quantitative measurements of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were carried out using the high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) technique. The extracts were analyzed for 16 target polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) including carcinogenic compound benzo(a)pyrene (19.86 ± 38.98 ng/m(3)). Fluoranthene, benzo(a)anthracene, anthracene, and fluorene were the predominant compounds found in the samples collected during foggy days. Based on number of rings, four-ring PAH compounds had maximum contribution (43%) in this fog time collected submicron particles followed by three-ring (21%), five-ring (20%), six-ring (13%), and two-ring (3%), respectively. In winter and foggy days, wood and coal combustion and biomass burning also significantly contribute to the PAH levels. However, diagnostic ratio suggests diesel emissions as the prime source of PAHs at this sampling site.

  16. A reconfigurable parity-time symmetric meta-atom for polarization and phase control (Conference Presentation)

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    Baum, Brian; Dionne, Jennifer; Alaeian, Hadiseh; Jankovic, Vladan; Lawrence, Mark

    2016-09-01

    Metasurfaces offer exotic optical properties, which often originate from carefully designed material geometries. With locked geometries, these metasurfaces are difficult or impossible to change post-fabrication. Here, we theoretically explore a nano-scale coaxial structure capable of adjustably manipulating the polarization, phase, and spatial distribution of light through the introduction of parity-time (PT) symmetric perturbations. Coaxial waveguides possess degenerate modes, corresponding to different orbital angular momentum (OAM) states. The degeneracy of OAM modes can be lifted through the introduction of any non-zero amount of gain and loss into the structure in a way that matches the azimuthal periodicity of the degenerate mode pair. New hybrid complex conjugate modes are created which lose their pure OAM nature and are either amplifying or lossy. We confirm this behavior using both a Hamiltonian formulation and degenerate perturbation theory, and propose this selective excitation and absorption scheme as a new method of filtering for mode division multiplexing in on-chip nanophotonic systems. In addition to the creation of new hybrid modes, we show that these PT-symmetric perturbations in coaxial apertures are capable of converting incident circularly polarized light into linearly polarized light with unity efficiency. Further, due to the localization of field intensity within the gain sections, it is possible to rotate linear polarization and induce up to a pi-phase shift. We describe how our PT-symmetric coaxial aperture could function as a reconfigurable meta-atom for phase, amplitude, and polarization controlled meta-surfaces, and discuss routes toward unity-efficiency, reconfigurable holography.

  17. DEFINITION OF REFUGEE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: CHALLENGES OF THE PRESENT TIMES

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    Catrinel BRUMAR

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Traditionally, a refugee in international law is a person who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his/her nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail him/herself of the protection of that country (according to the 1951 Convention on the refugee status. Thus, in cases challenging the status of an individual as a refugee, the reference to the above mentioned definition and the criteria it employs should be sufficient in order to determine the recognition of the specific protection. However, at present, thousands of persons are forced to leave their country for economic reasons or because of natural disasters. These people, running from natural adversities and from poverty, exercise in fact their right to seek happiness, or in more ordinary terms, their well being. The states’ response for these individuals is yet far from being positive, as they keep to the traditional definition, where criteria as poverty or natural disaster are excluded, in order to refuse them the benefit of the refugee status. Nevertheless, the international bodies, as well as states, must deal with these refugees “hors Convention” and grant them, in order to fulfill commitments in the human rights field, some form of protection. This paper intends to analyze the pressures exercised on the traditional definition, the states’ reaction and the possible other forms of protection for an optimal response to the need of persons who are outside their country because of economic reasons or natural tragedies.

  18. Regiones cognitivas en Colombia

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    Robayo Camilo Alberto

    1996-06-01

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    Como parte del proyecto en curso: "regiones cognitivas en Colombia", respaldado por Colciencias y el Centro de Investigaciones de la Universidad Pedagógica, este libro constituye el primer informe y sienta las bases para la segunda etapa en la que se están examinando las correlaciones entre estilos cognitivos, comprensión de lenguaje y procesamiento matemático. Redactado en estilo transparente y conciso, este libro asume el reto de explorar y dar consistencia experimental a una regionalización ecocultural de Colombia, enfocándose desde la problemática de la educación. El bajo nivel en logros específicos por área curricular y la concentración de dicha situación por regiones en el país permiten que esta investigación se proyecte desde el inicio como una crítica a los modelos pedagógicos vigentes y una propuesta para su renovación.

  19. Una Colombia imaginada

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    Miguel A. Ramiro Avilés

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo, José Félix Fuenmayor y Manuel Francisco Sliger Vergara escribieron, respectivamente, Barranquilla 2132, Una triste aventura de 14 sabios y Viajes interplanetarios en Zepelines que tendrán lugar el año 2009. Se trata de tres novelas de ciencia ficción que fueron publicadas en Colombia en la década de 1930. En estas obras se perfila una Colombia imaginada, muchas veces deseada y, por suerte o desgracia, nunca alcanzada. El objetivo de este texto es presentar las propuestas de reforma política anunciadas por estos tres autores en sus obras de ciencia ficción, centrando la atención en la obra de José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo por ser la más compleja y elaborada de las tres, así como por estar directamente ligada al pensamiento político de Jorge Eliécer Gaitán.

  20. Una Colombia imaginada

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    Miguel A. Ramiro Avilés

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo, José Félix Fuenmayor y Manuel Francisco Sliger Vergara escribieron, respectivamente, Barranquilla 2132, Una triste aventura de 14 sabios y Viajes interplanetarios en Zepelines que tendrán lugar el año 2009. Se trata de tres novelas de ciencia ficción que fueron publicadas en Colombia en la década de 1930. En estas obras se perfila una Colombia imaginada, muchas veces deseada y, por suerte o desgracia, nunca alcanzada. El objetivo de este texto es presentar las propuestas de reforma política anunciadas por estos tres autores en sus obras de ciencia ficción, centrando la atención en la obra de José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo por ser la más compleja y elaborada de las tres, así como por estar directamente ligada al pensamiento político de Jorge Eliécer Gaitán.

  1. Situation and perspectives for biofuels in Colombia; Situacion y perspectiva de biocombustibles en Colombia

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    Kafarov, Viatcheslav; Ojeda, Karina; Sanchez, Eduardo [Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS/CISYC), Bucaramanga (Colombia). Centro de Investigaciones en Simulacion y Control

    2006-07-01

    The article presents the situation, perspectives and forecasting of biofuel production in Colombia, such as bioethanol and biodiesel, take into account that for the country's development it is necessary improve the efficiency of power generation processes and optimization of fuel consumption in the transportation sectors, ensuring rational use of energy. Also presents the 'Programa Nacional de Alcoholes Carburantes' with its legal aspects.

  2. Dengue mortality in Colombia, 1985-2012.

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    Chaparro-Narváez, Pablo; León-Quevedo, Willian; Castañeda-Orjuela, Carlos Andrés

    2016-02-11

    Dengue in Colombia is an important public health problem due to the huge economic and social costs it has caused, especially during the disease outbreaks.  To describe the behavior of dengue mortality in Colombia between 1985 and 2012.  We conducted a descriptive study. Information was obtained from mortality and population projection databases provided by the Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE) for the 1985-2012 period. Mortality rates, rate ratios, and case fatality rates were estimated.  A total of 1,990 dengue deaths were registered during this period in Colombia. Dengue mortality rates presented an increasing trend with statistical significance between 1985 and 1998. Higher mortality rates were reported in men both younger than 5 years and older than 65 years. Between 1995 and 2012, category 1 to 4 municipalities reported the highest mortality rates. Case fatality rates varied during the period between 0.01% and 0.39%.  Dengue is an avoidable disease that should disappear from mortality statistics as a cause of death. The event is avoidable if the proposed activities from the Estrategia de Gestión Integrada (EGI)-Dengue are implemented and evaluated. We recommend encouraging the development of an informational culture to contribute to decision making and prioritizing resource allocation.

  3. Élite(s e indianidad en Colombia: retos de democracia en contexto de multiculturalismo

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    Virginie Laurent

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This article proposes a reflection on the articulation between Colombian elites and indigenousness based on two processes that have reflected a democratic opening in this country: official recognition since 1991 of the fact that Colombia is a diverse nation, and the insertion of indigenous political forces into the electoral arena. More specifically, the article places emphasis on the elites’ perception of indigenous people from colonial times to the present day. At the same time, it focuses on the rise of public figures that can be considered a —new— indigenous elite, whose action confronts expressions of power and authorities that are considered communal and traditional.

  4. Timing and nature of presentation of unsuspected retained common bile duct stones after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a retrospective study.

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    Cox, Michael R; Budge, Joel P O; Eslick, Guy D

    2015-07-01

    Common bile duct (CBD) stones may be over looked at the time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), particularly when intra-operative cholangiography (IOC) is not performed. Currently, there is no data available about the time course and pattern of presentation for stones retained in the CBD at the time of LC. The aim of this study was to establish the time course and pattern of presentation of unsuspected retained CBD stones post LC. Patients presenting with symptomatic CBD stones from 1994 until 2010, having previously undergone LC were studied in this retrospective, case note review. CBD stones were confirmed at ERCP. Data collected included LC date, mode of presentation, imaging results including CBD diameter, stone appearance, length of stay and post ERCP complications. Patients having an ERCP for stones found on IOC at LC were excluded. Sixty-one patients met the inclusion criteria. The most common mode of presentation was abdominal pain (n = 38, 62%) with (17) or without (21) deranged liver function tests. Nineteen (31%) patients presented with clinical complications of the CBD stones: cholangitis (10), acute biliary pancreatitis (6) or obstructive jaundice (3). The CBD was usually mild-to-moderately dilated (8-15 mm) on ultrasound. The median time span from LC to presentation with CBD stones was 4 years (range: 6 days-18 years). Five (8.2%) patients had a complication from their ERCP; mild pancreatitis (3), bleed (1) and cholangitis (1). Nineteen (31.1%) patients required more than one ERCP to complete stone/stent removal. The median time for patients to present with symptomatic CBD stones after LC is 4 years. Patients with retrained stones may remain asymptomatic for many years. A third of the patients presented with potentially serious complications of the retained CBD stone. Future studies for CBD stones after LC need to follow patients for at least 10 years.

  5. PRESENT TIMES SPORT MANAGEMENT

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    2016-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to play as introduction for the sport management science, both as academic and professional major. The paper provides a broad overview of sport management rather than detailed instructions about how sport management is seen. The professional career in sport management should be built on a strong conceptual foundation. Sport managers who can think critically about sport – related issues will be competent, reflective professionals who have the potential to become influ...

  6. PRESENT TIMES SPORT MANAGEMENT

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    Silvia GRĂDINARU

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this paper is to play as introduction for the sport management science, both as academic and professional major. The paper provides a broad overview of sport management rather than detailed instructions about how sport management is seen. The professional career in sport management should be built on a strong conceptual foundation. Sport managers who can think critically about sport – related issues will be competent, reflective professionals who have the potential to become influential agents of change. The sport management will face many challenges in the future, as examination of the ethics, social responsibility and principled decision making but in the meantime will offer opportunities towards society.

  7. NEW AND NOTEWORTHY BIRD RECORDS FROM THE EAST SLOPE OF THE ANDES OF COLOMBIA

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    SALAMAN PAUL G.W.

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available We present significant new information on the distribution and status of 138 speciesof birds from the Andean East Slope of Colombia, based upon fieldwork between1990 and 2000 at 28 sites from central Dpto. Boyacá south to the Ecuador border.The first Colombian specimens of two species (Campylopterus villaviscensio, NapoSabrewing; Myrmotherula spodionota, Foothill Antwren are reported. Three othertaxa (Ocreatus underwoodii addae, Piculus leucolaemus leucolaemus andMyiophobus p. phoenicomitra, the first two sometimes considered species distinctfrom known Colombian forms, represent first reports from Colombia based uponsightings or photographs; we add several more sightings of two species (Pipreolachlorolepidota, Iridisornis analis previously known from single sight records. Inall, we report 35 species from the Andean East Slope of Colombia for the first time,southward range extensions on this slope for 47 species, northward extensions for21, upward or downward altitudinal extensions for 19, filling in of major discontinuitiesin distribution for 22; for ten of the latter, known from very few reports, new informationindicates a continuous distribution and far greater abundance than previouslysupposed. Range extensions and previously undiscovered populations of severalrestricted-range, Vulnerable, Near-threatened and Threatened species help toemphasize the importance of implementing conservation measures in the face of the increasing colonization pressures and insecurity. Based on our observations, wepresent several recommendations for setting conservation priorities in this rich butstill relatively poorly known region.

  8. Gravity Data For Colombia 1997

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The gravity station data (9,050 records), were observed and processed by the Instituto Geografico Agustin Codazzi(IGAC), in Colombia from 1958 to 1996. This data...

  9. A dark past, a restrained present, and an apocalyptic future: time perspective, personality, and life satisfaction among anorexia nervosa patients

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    Granjard, Alexandre; Lundblad, Suzanna; Archer, Trevor

    2017-01-01

    Background Despite reporting low levels of well-being, anorexia nervosa patients express temperament traits (e.g., extraversion and persistence) necessary for high levels of life satisfaction. Nevertheless, among individuals without eating disorders, a balanced organization of the flow of time, influences life satisfaction beyond temperamental dispositions. A balanced time perspective is defined as: high past positive, low past negative, high present hedonistic, low present fatalistic, and high future. We investigated differences in time perspective dimensions, personality traits, and life satisfaction between anorexia nervosa patients and matched controls. We also investigated if the personality traits and the outlook on time associated to positive levels of life satisfaction among controls also predicted anorexia patients’ life satisfaction. Additionally, we investigated if time perspective dimensions predicted life satisfaction beyond personality traits among both patients and controls. Method A total of 88 anorexia nervosa patients from a clinic in the West of Sweden and 111 gender-age matched controls from a university in the West of Sweden participated in the Study. All participants responded to the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, the Ten Item Personality Inventory, and the Temporal Satisfaction with Life Scale. Results A t-test showed that patients scored higher in the past negative, the present fatalistic, and the future dimensions, lower in the past positive and the present hedonistic dimensions, higher in conscientiousness, extraversion, and agreeableness, and lower in life satisfaction. Regression analyses showed that life satisfaction was predicted by openness to experience and emotional stability for controls and by emotional stability among patients. When time dimensions were entered in the regression, emotional stability and the past negative and past positive time dimensions predicted life satisfaction among controls, but only the past

  10. A dark past, a restrained present, and an apocalyptic future: time perspective, personality, and life satisfaction among anorexia nervosa patients.

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    Garcia, Danilo; Granjard, Alexandre; Lundblad, Suzanna; Archer, Trevor

    2017-01-01

    Despite reporting low levels of well-being, anorexia nervosa patients express temperament traits (e.g., extraversion and persistence) necessary for high levels of life satisfaction. Nevertheless, among individuals without eating disorders, a balanced organization of the flow of time, influences life satisfaction beyond temperamental dispositions. A balanced time perspective is defined as: high past positive, low past negative, high present hedonistic, low present fatalistic, and high future. We investigated differences in time perspective dimensions, personality traits, and life satisfaction between anorexia nervosa patients and matched controls. We also investigated if the personality traits and the outlook on time associated to positive levels of life satisfaction among controls also predicted anorexia patients' life satisfaction. Additionally, we investigated if time perspective dimensions predicted life satisfaction beyond personality traits among both patients and controls. A total of 88 anorexia nervosa patients from a clinic in the West of Sweden and 111 gender-age matched controls from a university in the West of Sweden participated in the Study. All participants responded to the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, the Ten Item Personality Inventory, and the Temporal Satisfaction with Life Scale. A t-test showed that patients scored higher in the past negative, the present fatalistic, and the future dimensions, lower in the past positive and the present hedonistic dimensions, higher in conscientiousness, extraversion, and agreeableness, and lower in life satisfaction. Regression analyses showed that life satisfaction was predicted by openness to experience and emotional stability for controls and by emotional stability among patients. When time dimensions were entered in the regression, emotional stability and the past negative and past positive time dimensions predicted life satisfaction among controls, but only the past positive and present hedonistic

  11. A dark past, a restrained present, and an apocalyptic future: time perspective, personality, and life satisfaction among anorexia nervosa patients

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    Danilo Garcia

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Background Despite reporting low levels of well-being, anorexia nervosa patients express temperament traits (e.g., extraversion and persistence necessary for high levels of life satisfaction. Nevertheless, among individuals without eating disorders, a balanced organization of the flow of time, influences life satisfaction beyond temperamental dispositions. A balanced time perspective is defined as: high past positive, low past negative, high present hedonistic, low present fatalistic, and high future. We investigated differences in time perspective dimensions, personality traits, and life satisfaction between anorexia nervosa patients and matched controls. We also investigated if the personality traits and the outlook on time associated to positive levels of life satisfaction among controls also predicted anorexia patients’ life satisfaction. Additionally, we investigated if time perspective dimensions predicted life satisfaction beyond personality traits among both patients and controls. Method A total of 88 anorexia nervosa patients from a clinic in the West of Sweden and 111 gender-age matched controls from a university in the West of Sweden participated in the Study. All participants responded to the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, the Ten Item Personality Inventory, and the Temporal Satisfaction with Life Scale. Results A t-test showed that patients scored higher in the past negative, the present fatalistic, and the future dimensions, lower in the past positive and the present hedonistic dimensions, higher in conscientiousness, extraversion, and agreeableness, and lower in life satisfaction. Regression analyses showed that life satisfaction was predicted by openness to experience and emotional stability for controls and by emotional stability among patients. When time dimensions were entered in the regression, emotional stability and the past negative and past positive time dimensions predicted life satisfaction among controls, but

  12. The environmental policy of Colombia

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    Luna Cuéllar, Edgar Ramiro

    2010-01-01

    Thanks of the wealth at natural resources was classified Colombia within the Environmental Sustainability Index 2002 by "The global Leaders for Tomorrow Environment task Force", World Economic forum, on rank 22 under 142 countries. Nevertheless the current not lasting processes could lead the country medium-term to an environmental crisis. Some for the degradation of the environmental situation in Colombia responsible person factors are: the poverty of an important part of the Colombi...

  13. Internal Displaced People i Colombia

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    Gustafsen, Rune Rud

    2012-01-01

    This thesis investigates weather or not the formation and consolidation of peace communities in rural Colombia represent an alternative in the Internal Displaced People´s (IDP) search for sustainable livelihoods in a context highly influenced by on one hand the waging war between primarily FARC and the Colombian state and on the other the violent consequences of the evolved drug production which is influencing all levels of Colombian society. The IDP population in Colombia is according to ...

  14. LAS MIGRACIONES INTERNACIONALES EN COLOMBIA

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    Maguemati Wabgou

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available El artículo expone los resultados de una investigación sobre los flujos migratorios internacionales que han estado llegando a Colombia desde el siglo XVI hasta la actualidad. La metodología investigativa se fundamenta en la recolección y el análisis de datos derivados de investigaciones anteriores. Los resultados son significativos en la medida que presentan el estado de las migraciones en Colombia entre los siglos XVI y XIX y desde la primera mitad del siglo XX hasta la actualidad. Por un lado, engloban a la inmigración británica, jamaiquina y africana en las islas de San Andrés y Providencia; junto con la inmigración árabe, judía, alemana, francesa, italiana y gitana en Colombia continental. Por otro, aluden a las migraciones japonesas, suramericanas, junto con los crecientes asentamientos de inmigrantes norteamericanos, europeos y las nuevas oleadas de migraciones asiáticas y africanas en Colombia. Todo ello lleva a aprehender la envergadura del papel jugado por Colombia como un país de destino de las migraciones internacionales, lo que contrasta con la imagen más conocida de Colombia como un país expulsor de emigrantes.

  15. LAS MIGRACIONES INTERNACIONALES EN COLOMBIA

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    Maguemati Wabgou

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo expone los resultados de una investigación sobre los flujos migratorios internacionales que han estado llegando a Colombia desde el siglo XVI hasta la actualidad. La metodología investigativa se fundamenta en la recolección y el análisis de datos derivados de investigaciones anteriores. Los resultados son significativos en lamedida que presentan el estado de las migraciones en Colombia entre los siglos XVI y XIX y desde la primera mitad del siglo XX hasta la actualidad. Por un lado, engloban a la inmigración británica, jamaiquina y africana en las islas de San Andrés y Providencia; junto con la inmigración árabe, judía, alemana, francesa, italiana y gitana en Colombia continental. Por otro, aluden a las migraciones japonesas, suramericanas, junto con los crecientes asentamientos de migrantes norteamericanos, europeos y las nuevas oleadas de migraciones asiáticas y africanas en Colombia. Todo ello lleva a aprehender la envergadura del papel jugado por Colombia como un país de destino de las migraciones internacionales, lo que contrasta con la imagen más conocida de Colombia como un país expulsor de emigrantes.

  16. Effect of hearing aid release time and presentation level on speech perception in noise in elderly individuals with hearing loss.

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    Pottackal Mathai, Jijo; Mohammed, Hasheem

    2017-02-01

    To investigate the effect of compression time settings and presentation levels on speech perception in noise for elderly individuals with hearing loss. To compare aided speech perception performance in these individuals with age-matched normal hearing subjects. Twenty (normal hearing) participants within the age range of 60-68 years and 20 (mild-to-moderate sensorineural hearing loss) in the age range of 60-70 years were randomly recruited for the study. In the former group, SNR-50 was determined using phonetically balanced sentences that were mixed with speech-shaped noise presented at the most comfortable level. In the SNHL group, aided SNR-50 was determined at three different presentation levels (40, 60, and 80 dB HL) after fitting binaural hearing aids that had different compression time settings (fast and slow). In the SNHL group, slow compression time settings showed significantly better SNR-50 compared to fast release time. In addition, the mean of SNR-50 in the SNHL group was comparable to normal hearing participants while using a slow release time. A hearing aid with slow compression time settings led to significantly better speech perception in noise, compared to that of a hearing aid that had fast compression time settings.

  17. New records and geographical distribution of ctenid spiders (Araneae: Ctenidae) in Colombia.

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    Hazzi, Nicolás A; Valderrama-Ardila, Carlos; Brescovit, Antonio D; Polotow, Daniele; Simó, Miguel

    2013-01-01

    This study provides new records, geographical distribution extensions and a checklist of the current ctenids species in Colombia based on the review of four arachnological collections and published literature. A total of 15 new records for Ctenidae in Colombia are reported; nine of these species are new records for the country and the distribution of the remaining six is expanded. The genus Centroctenus Mello-Leitão, 1929 (C. ocelliventer Strand, 1909) is recorded for first time in Colombia and Cupiennius coccineus (F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901) for South America. Due to the strategic geographic position of Colombia, which is a transition zone between Southern and Central American biotas, species inventories in different localities are important to fill distributional gaps. The number of known species of ctenids in Colombia is increased from 16 to 25 and these data will be useful for future studies in taxonomy, systematics and biogeography of this family.

  18. Consideraciones sobre la despenalización del aborto en Colombia Remarks on abortion decriminalization in Colombia

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    José Antonio García Pereáñez

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    La Corte Constitucional de Colombia, con la Sentencia C-325 de 2006, proporciona una fuente de análisis e interpretación jurídica para la despenalización del aborto en Colombia. Esa es una tarea difícil, ya que, por un lado, la población colombiana en la actualidad manifiesta una gran polarización respecto al tema, y por otro, la despenalización del aborto es objeto no solo del derecho sino también de diversas disciplinas científicas y filosóficas y de sistemas normativos como la ética, la moral y la religión. En este artículo se analiza, en primer lugar, lo que llevó a la Corte  onstitucional a pronunciarse sobre la despenalización del aborto en Colombia. En segundo lugar, se tratan las consideraciones de la Corte y el debate jurídico-ideológico que tuvo que librar para llegar a su decisión. A renglón seguido, se hace un análisis desde la bioética del debate ético-moral que ha generado tal Sentencia; y por último, se infieren algunas implicaciones de esta norma dentro del complejo funcionamiento de la sociedad colombiana.

     

    Times New Roman";,";serif";; font-size: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US;" lang="EN-US">Ruling C-325 by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Colombia in 2006 constitutes a framework for the interpretation and analysis of restricted liberalization of abortion in Colombia. In the heated context of the Colombian idiosyncrasy, such decision by the Court was a complicated task, made even harder by the fact that the issue of abortion is discussed not only by the Law, but by other

  19. LA HISTORIOGRAFÍA DE LA GUERRA EN COLOMBIA DURANTE EL SIGLO XIX /HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE WAR IN COLOMBIA IN THE 19th CENTURY

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    This paper presents a literature review regarding the historiography of the war in Colombia during the 19th century, emphasizing narrative history, social and economic history, and cultural history...

  20. Derecho Electoral en Colombia

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    Carlos Ariel Sanchez-Torres

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El artículo quiere demostrar que la afirmación y profundización de las normas electorales, en orden a la democracia y su progreso, han constituido en Colombia una forma institucional de cambio.  Si bien es cierto que no puede desconocerse el paréntesis del Frente Nacional que limitó el libre juego de las fuentes políticas, la legislación en temas como financiación política, publicidad y encuestas de opinión actualmente vigentes, son vitales para  que la democracia  y las normas electorales sean el camino Institucional  del cambio.

  1. Las Serpientes en Colombia

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    Daniel H.

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    Full Text Available El estudio de las serpientes en Colombia no deja de tener su particular interés; existe una inmensa variedad de especies que se escalonan desde los valles ardientes hasta alturas relativamente considerables; en estos últimos puntos disminuye notablemente la variedad de formas y de modo especial las especies provistas de veneno. Hacer una distinción entre las especies venenosas y las inofensivas, resulta un tanto difícil; en algunos textos se dan unas cuántas reglas, pero la mayor parte de ellas sólo tienen aplicación con especies exóticas ya que la mayor parte de esas distinciones se han tomado de obras que hacen referencia a la fauna europea.

  2. Energy scenarios for Colombia: process and content

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    Smith, Ricardo A. [National Univ. of Colombia, Escuela de Geosciencias y Medio Ambiente, Medellin (Colombia); Vesga, Daniel R.A. [Unidad de Planeacion Minero Energetica, Bogota (Colombia); Cadena, Angela I. [Los Andes Univ., School of Engineering, Bogota (Colombia); Boman, Ulf [Kairos Future AB, Stockholm (Sweden); Larsen, Erik [Cass Business School, London (United Kingdom); Dyner, Isaac [Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Energy Inst., Medellin (Colombia)

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    This paper presents the approach undertaken, and the four energy scenarios that have been developed, to support long term energy policy in Colombia. The scenarios were constructed with emphasis on maximum interaction between stakeholders in the Colombian energy sector. The process directly involved over 120 people. The scenarios were developed as strategic support tools for the Energy and Mining Planning Unit (UPME), which is the Colombian institution in charge of developing the country's energy strategies and National Energy Policy. The methodology employed is presented, followed by a detailed description of each of the four scenarios. (Author)

  3. LOS CAMINOS PARA LA PAZ EN COLOMBIA

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    Eduardo Andrés Sandoval Forero

    2013-01-01

    El presente texto trata sobre el conflicto sociopolítico y la violencia directa, estructural y cultural que viene presentándose en Colombia desde la década de los años cincuenta del siglo pasado. A partir de los estudios para la paz y los conflictos, se reflexiona acerca de la confrontación armada, sobre las diferentes perspectivas de la negociación entre el gobierno y la insurgencia, y sobre la construcción de la paz. Se exponen algunas ideas significativas de organización de la sociedad civ...

  4. Ochetosoma heterocoelium (Digenea: Plagiorchiidae) in snakes from Colombia Ochetosoma heterocoelium (Digenea: Plagiorchiidae) en ofidios de Colombia

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    Carolina Lenis; Juan Camilo Arredondo; José Ignacio Calle

    2009-01-01

    Ochetosoma heterocoelium Travassos, 1921 is a parasite that has been identified in snakes from different locations in Colombia and is considered of veterinary importance. Here, we present a redescription based on morphological traits of juveniles and adults. Parasite burden of O. heterocoelium in the host varied between 3-207 individuals which were localized in the oral cavity of snakes, causing damage that range from small infections to mechanical obstruction of the esophagus and Jacobson's ...

  5. Effects of varying presentation time on long-term recognition memory for scenes: Verbatim and gist representations.

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    Ahmad, Fahad N; Moscovitch, Morris; Hockley, William E

    2016-11-17

    Konkle, Brady, Alvarez and Oliva (Psychological Science, 21, 1551-1556, 2010) showed that participants have an exceptional long-term memory (LTM) for photographs of scenes. We examined to what extent participants' exceptional LTM for scenes is determined by presentation time during encoding. In addition, at retrieval, we varied the nature of the lures in a forced-choice recognition task so that they resembled the target in gist (i.e., global or categorical) information, but were distinct in verbatim information (e.g., an "old" beach scene and a similar "new" beach scene; exemplar condition) or vice versa (e.g., a beach scene and a new scene from a novel category; novel condition). In Experiment 1, half of the list of scenes was presented for 1 s, whereas the other half was presented for 4 s. We found lower performance for shorter study presentation time in the exemplar test condition and similar performance for both study presentation times in the novel test condition. In Experiment 2, participants showed similar performance in an exemplar test for which the lure was of a different category but a category that was used at study. In Experiment 3, when presentation time was lowered to 500 ms, recognition accuracy was reduced in both novel and exemplar test conditions. A less detailed memorial representation of the studied scene containing more gist (i.e., meaning) than verbatim (i.e., surface or perceptual details) information is retrieved from LTM after a short compared to a long study presentation time. We conclude that our findings support fuzzy-trace theory.

  6. [Processing acoustically presented time intervals of seconds duration: an expression of the phonological loop of the working memory?].

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    Grube, D

    1996-01-01

    Working memory has been proposed to contribute to the processing of time, rhythm and music; the question which component of working memory is involved is under discussion. The present study tests the hypothesis that the phonological loop component (Baddeley, 1986) is involved in the processing of auditorily presented time intervals of a few seconds' duration. Typical effects well known with short-term retention of verbal material could be replicated with short-term retention of temporal intervals: The immediate reproduction of time intervals was impaired under conditions of background music and articulatory suppression. Neither the accuracy nor the speed of responses in a (non-phonological) mental rotation task were diminished under these conditions. Processing of auditorily presented time intervals seems to be constrained by the capacity of the phonological loop: The immediate serial recall of sequences of time intervals was shown to be related to the immediate serial recall of words (memory span). The results confirm the notion that working memory resources, and especially the phonological loop component, underlie the processing of auditorily presented temporal information with a duration of a few seconds.

  7. The critical relationship between the timing of stimulus presentation and data acquisition in blocked designs with fMRI.

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    Price, C J; Veltman, D J; Ashburner, J; Josephs, O; Friston, K J

    1999-07-01

    This paper concerns the experimental design and statistical models employed by fMRI activation studies which block presentation of linguistic stimuli. In particular, we note that the relationship between the timing of stimulus presentation and data acquisition can have a substantial impact on the ability to detect activations in critical language areas, even when the stimuli are presented in blocks. Using a blocked word rhyming paradigm and repeated investigations on a single subject, activation was observed in Broca's area (left inferior frontal cortex) and Wernicke's area (left posterior temporoparietal cortex) when (i) the timing of data acquisition was distributed throughout the peristimulus time and (ii) an event-related analysis was used to model the phasic nature of the hemodynamic response within each block of repeated word stimuli. In contrast, when the timing of data acquisition relative to stimulus presentation was fixed, activation was detected in Broca's area but not consistently in Wernicke's area. Our results indicate that phasic responses to stimuli occur even in a blocked design and that the sampling and proper modeling of these responses can have profound effects on their detection. Specifically, distributed sampling over peristimulus time is essential in order to detect small activations particularly when they are transient. These findings are likely to generalize to the detection of transient signals in any cognitive paradigm.

  8. Vocal reaction times to unilaterally presented concrete and abstract words: towards a theory of differential right hemispheric semantic processing.

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    Rastatter, M; Dell, C W; McGuire, R A; Loren, C

    1987-03-01

    Previous studies investigating hemispheric organization for processing concrete and abstract nouns have provided conflicting results. Using manual reaction time tasks some studies have shown that the right hemisphere is capable of analyzing concrete words but not abstract. Others, however, have inferred that the left hemisphere is the sole analyzer of both types of lexicon. The present study tested these issues further by measuring vocal reaction times of normal subjects to unilaterally presented concrete and abstract items. Results were consistent with a model of functional localization which suggests that the minor hemisphere is capable of differentially processing both types of lexicon in the presence of a dominant left hemisphere.

  9. Time trends and correlates of late presentation for HIV care in Northern Greece during the decade 2000 to 2010

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    Simeon Metallidis

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    Full Text Available Background: The aim of our study was to assess the extent of late presentation for HIV care in Northern Greece during the period 2000 to 2010 and to explore correlations aiming to provide guidance for future interventions. Methods: HIV-positive patients with no prior history of HIV care at presentation and with a CD4 T cell count within three months from the first confirmatory Western blot result were eligible for this study. Late presentation and advanced HIV disease were defined in concordance with the recommendations of the European Late Presenter Consensus working group. Time trends in presentation status and risk factors linked to late presentation and advanced HIV disease were identified in multivariable logistic regression models. Additional analyses after multiple imputation of missing values were performed to assess the robustness of our findings. Results: The status at presentation was evaluated for 631 eligible HIV-positive individuals. Overall, 52.5% (95% CI: 48.6% to 56.4% of patients presented late for HIV care and 31.2% (95% CI: 27.6% to 34.8% presented with advanced HIV disease. Time trends were consistent with an improvement in the presentation status of our study population (p<0.001. Risk factors associated with late presentation in multivariable logistic regression were intravenous drug use, heterosexual HIV transmission, immigrant status and age at diagnosis. Conclusions: Despite the trend for improvement, a significant proportion of newly diagnosed HIV-positive patients present late for care. Targeted interventions with focus on social groups such as the elderly, persons who inject drugs, immigrants and individuals at risk for heterosexual HIV transmission are mandated.

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  11. Toxicosis by Plant Alkaloids in Humans and Animals in Colombia

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    Gonzalo J. Diaz

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    Full Text Available Due to its tropical location, chains of mountains, inter-Andean valleys, Amazon basin area, eastern plains and shores on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Colombia has many ecosystems and the second largest plant biodiversity in the world. Many plant species, both native and naturalized, are currently recognized as toxic for both animals and humans, and some of them are known to cause their toxic effects due to their alkaloid content. Among these, there are plants containing the hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, neurotoxins such as the indolizidine alkaloid swainsonine and the piperidine alkaloids coniine and γ-coniceine and tropane alkaloids. Unfortunately, the research in toxic plants in Colombia is not nearly proportional to its plant biodiversity and the scientific information available is only very scarce. The present review aims at summarizing the scarce information about plant alkaloid toxicosis in animals and humans in Colombia.

  12. Toxicosis by Plant Alkaloids in Humans and Animals in Colombia

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    Diaz, Gonzalo J.

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    Due to its tropical location, chains of mountains, inter-Andean valleys, Amazon basin area, eastern plains and shores on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Colombia has many ecosystems and the second largest plant biodiversity in the world. Many plant species, both native and naturalized, are currently recognized as toxic for both animals and humans, and some of them are known to cause their toxic effects due to their alkaloid content. Among these, there are plants containing the hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, neurotoxins such as the indolizidine alkaloid swainsonine and the piperidine alkaloids coniine and γ-coniceine and tropane alkaloids. Unfortunately, the research in toxic plants in Colombia is not nearly proportional to its plant biodiversity and the scientific information available is only very scarce. The present review aims at summarizing the scarce information about plant alkaloid toxicosis in animals and humans in Colombia. PMID:26690479

  13. La Protección Familiar en Colombia 1946 - 1977

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    Gómez Becerra, Juan Carlos

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    La presente investigación indaga por las condiciones económicas, políticas y sociales que contribuyeron al proceso de institucionalización de la protección familiar en Colombia entre los años 1946 y 1977, periodo de estudio que coincide con la organización y la expansión del sistema de seguridad social en Colombia. Estudia los modelos de desarrollo económico, político y social que influenciaron la institucionalización de las políticas de protección familiar en Colombia entre los años 1946 ...

  14. Reviews of engineering’s most notable milestones in Colombia

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    Tomás Turriago

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    Full Text Available This section presents some outlines describing the advances made by engineering in Colombia. Turriago begins the section by describing aspects regarding the history of petrol in Colombia until the middle of the 20th century. René Andrés Meziat Restrepo then gives a summary of his book entitled GestiónAmbiental—Obras Civiles y Construcciones (Environmental Management–Civil Work and Construction and Hernando Monroy Valencia describes the development of Colombian construction-related engineering whilst Augusto Ruiz Corredor closes the section with a report about pre-stressed concrete bridges in Colombia. These reviews provide readers with an opportunity to learn more about part of the role which engineering has played in Colombia’s development.

  15. Toxicosis by Plant Alkaloids in Humans and Animals in Colombia.

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    Diaz, Gonzalo J

    2015-12-11

    Due to its tropical location, chains of mountains, inter-Andean valleys, Amazon basin area, eastern plains and shores on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Colombia has many ecosystems and the second largest plant biodiversity in the world. Many plant species, both native and naturalized, are currently recognized as toxic for both animals and humans, and some of them are known to cause their toxic effects due to their alkaloid content. Among these, there are plants containing the hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, neurotoxins such as the indolizidine alkaloid swainsonine and the piperidine alkaloids coniine and γ-coniceine and tropane alkaloids. Unfortunately, the research in toxic plants in Colombia is not nearly proportional to its plant biodiversity and the scientific information available is only very scarce. The present review aims at summarizing the scarce information about plant alkaloid toxicosis in animals and humans in Colombia.

  16. Radioastronomy at the National Astronomical Observatory of Colombia

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    Guevara Gómez, J. C.; Calvo-Mozo, B.; Martinez Oliveros, J. C.

    2015-12-01

    Colombia is located in the northern tip of South America close to the amazon rain forest. This makes astronomical observations in the visible range very challenging, as cloud coverage is relatively high. Hence, radio astronomy becomes a natural and good choice. We present the design, characterization and first results of the Observatorio Astronomico Nacional solar radio spectrograph. This instrument is a Log-Periodic Dipole Array Antenna (LPDA) working between 100 MHz and 1 GHz optimized for solar observations. The radio spectrograph is a working prototype for a more ambitious solar radio interferometer, that will be the first instrument of this kind in Colombia.

  17. en Colombia, 2002-2012

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    Camilo Tamayo

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo ofrece una mirada interpretativa de las principales ten- dencias que han guiado el estudio sobre la relación entre los medios de co- municación, el periodismo y la confrontación armada en Colombia entre 2002 y 2012. ¿Cuál es la agenda investigativa que la academia, las organiza- ciones sociales y de periodistas han elaborado sobre esta problemática? El estudio reúne 89 trabajos que se pueden agrupar en tres tendencias prin- cipales: las miradas al oficio: riesgos, libertades y garantías para informar en medio del conflicto; las agendas del conflicto: fuentes, lenguajes y pú- blicos de la información, y los escenarios emergentes: (posconflicto, víc- timas y memoria. El artículo cierra con 12 aprendizajes que resultaron de la interpretación de las tendencias encontradas, y que pretenden propiciar puntos de atención sobre los lugares de mirada del periodismo, la academia y las organizaciones de la sociedad en contextos de conflicto armado.

  18. Historic Evolution of Legislation Pertaining the Felony of Contraband in Colombia

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    Hernando A. Hernández Quintero

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    Full Text Available States has traditionally sanctioned contraband, due not only to the detriment, it represents for their economies, but also as a manner on which those countries can collect resources for its operation throughout the imposition of fines and the seizing of merchandise. In the case study of the Colombian State, such behavior has been historically approached individually either as an administrative infringement, or as a criminal conduct; and even by combining the two as a punitive reaction. This paper presents a study of legislative evolution, legal approach used by the State of Colombia to face out such conduct, since the colonial times to the lately promulgated law 1765 of 2015.

  19. Helminthosporium Maydis en Colombia

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    Castaño A. J. J.

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    Full Text Available Antes de Diciembre de 1970, había dudas acerca de la ocurrencia de Helminthosporium maydis Nisikado & Miyake, en los cultivos demaíz en Colombia. Es bien sabido que este hongo ha causado, a través de 1970-1971, desastres en extensos cultivos de maíz de la zona maicera de los Estados Unidos, y que en aquel país las entidades federales y estatales se han visto precisadas a dedicar grandes esfuerzos técnicos y científicos, como también apreciables recursos económicos, para solucionar oportunamente este grave problema. De una muestra de hojas de maíz procedente del Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias "Turipaná", recibida por el suscrito como consulta fitosanitaria, en Diciembre de 1970, fue aislado un hongo con características que correspondían a las del Helminthosporium maydis Nisikado & Miyake. Para más evidencia en cuanto a la identificación de la especie, un cultivo puro del hongo fue enviado con tal fin al doctor Lekh R. Batra, micólogo del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos, quien a su vez también remitió un duplicado al doctor E. S. Luttrell, profesor del Departamento de Fitopatología y Genética de Plantas de la Universidad de Georgia, para su estudio y determinación. El interés Que tan gentilme'.1.te dedicaron dichos científicos al estudio específico del hongo, dio como resultado su plena identificación como H. maydis, locual reconfirmó también la nuestra, y por consiguiente se corroboró de manera indudable la ocurrencia del hongo como fitoparásito del maíz en Colombia. En este caso, el paso siguiente podría ser el de determinar a cuál raza corresponde el hongo, si a la universal, o sea a la Raza O, o a la Raza T. Esta última es precisamente la que en los Estados Unidos ha presentado alarmantes proporciones epifitóticas durante 1970-1971, especialmente en los maíces cuyo citoplasma macho estéril posee factores provenientes de los maíces de Texas (Tms.

  20. Rapid spatial frequency domain inverse problem solutions using look-up tables for real-time processing (Conference Presentation)

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    Angelo, Joseph P.; Bigio, Irving J.; Gioux, Sylvain

    2016-03-01

    Imaging technologies working in the spatial frequency domain are becoming increasingly popular for generating wide-field optical property maps, enabling further analysis of tissue parameters such as absorption or scattering. While acquisition methods have witnessed a very rapid growth and are now performing in real-time, processing methods are yet slow preventing information to be acquired and displayed in real-time. In this work, we present solutions for rapid inverse problem solving for optical properties by use of advanced look-up tables. In particular, we present methods and results from a dense, linearized look-up table and an analytical representation that currently run 100 times faster than the standard method and within 10% in both absorption and scattering. With the resulting computation time in the tens of milliseconds range, the proposed techniques enable video-rate feedback of real-time techniques such as snapshot of optical properties (SSOP) imaging, making full video-rate guidance in the clinic possible.

  1. [Characterisation of Suicide in Colombia, 2000 2010].

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    Cardona Arango, Doris; Medina-Pérez, Óscar Adolfo; Cardona Duque, Deisy Viviana

    2016-01-01

    Suicide is a serious public health problem worldwide, affecting all population groups, regardless of age, gender, or area of residence. The aim of this investigation was to characterise the recorded suicides in Colombia, between the years 2000 and 2010, according to the variables of the person, time and place. Descriptive quantitative study with information from secondary sources, from the death certificates of deceased people by suicide registered with the National Bureau of Statistics. The behaviour of the deaths and mortality, were determined using the denominator population projections of Colombia and the Amazon, Andean, Atlantic Coast, Eastern Plains and Pacific regions. Descriptive measurements and mortality rates were calculated using these. A total of 24,882 suicides were recorded in the eleven years studied, with a mean of 6.2 people per day, which increased to 8.0 during holidays The mean age of death was 34.5 years (men 36.4, women 27.7), with male deaths (78.1%) and urban areas (66%) predominating. The greatest risk of dying from this cause was recorded in the Eastern Plains, in young adults and seniors, and residents in rural areas. Suicide rates in Colombia show a downward trend, with a mean of 5.3/100,000 inhabitants, and with an increased risk in men (3.7 times the risk in women, in young adults (9/100,000). A higher death rate was recorded in single people in the months of December and January, and at weekends. Copyright © 2015 Asociación Colombiana de Psiquiatría. Publicado por Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  2. Enfermedad cerebrovascular en Colombia Cerebrovascular disease in Colombia

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    Federico A Silva

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la enfermedad cerebrovascular constituye un problema de salud pública mundial. En Colombia es la cuarta causa de muerte en la población adulta y genera una alta discapacidad en estos pacientes. Objetivo: describir algunos resultados obtenidos por el grupo de Ciencias Neurovasculares de la Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia. Desarrollo y conclusiones: la enfermedad cerebrovascular es una entidad con una alta prevalencia en la población colombiana y genera discapacidad mental, motora y del lenguaje. Es necesaria la implementación de unidades de cuidado neurovascular con personal entrenado, protocolos definidos, tratamientos adecuados y tecnología de punta. En Colombia deben imponerse este tipo de unidades dentro del cuidado básico de los pacientes para disminuir la morbilidad, mortalidad y discapacidad generada en estos pacientes. La Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia es pionera en la implementación de este tipo de cuidados.Introduction: cerebrovascular disease constitutes a worldwide public health problem. In Colombia, it is the fourth leading cause of death in the adult population and generates high disability in these patients. Objective: to describe some results obtained by the Neurovascular Sciences group from the Colombian Cardiovascular Foundation. Development and conclusions: cerebrovascular disease has a high prevalence in the Colombian population and generates mental, motor, and language disabilities. The implementation of neurovascular care units with trained personnel, defined protocols, adequate treatments and high technology, are necessary. This kind of units must be imposed in Colombia as a basic care for these patients in order to decrease morbidity, mortality and disability. The Colombian Cardiovascular Foundation is pioneer in the implementation of these care units.

  3. The Begoniaceae of Colombia The Begoniaceae of Colombia

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    Smith Lyman B.

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    Full Text Available There has been no systematic treatment covering the Begorniaceae fo Colombia since A. De Candolle's world-monograph in the Prodromus in 1864, so it was to be expected that subsequent collections would yield some novelties. However, after studying the Begoniaceae of Argentina, Peru, Bolivia (** and Guatemala in detail, we were quite unprepared for the rich development of the family in Colombia, where a third of the species proved to be new and well over half of them endemic.  Undoubtedly these results are attributable to the complex mountain system and we can expect many more novelties as collectors go to new valleys and river-basins. In fact an analysis of the distribution of species by the twenty-three Departments and territories of Colombia shows that only twelve Departments are represented by the twenty new species and four are not represented at all. There has been no systematic treatment covering the Begorniaceae fo Colombia since A. De Candolle's world-monograph in the Prodromus in 1864, so it was to be expected that subsequent collections would yield some novelties. However, after studying the Begoniaceae of Argentina, Peru, Bolivia (** and Guatemala in detail, we were quite unprepared for the rich development of the family in Colombia, where a third of the species proved to be new and well over half of them endemic.  Undoubtedly these results are attributable to the complex mountain system and we can expect many more novelties as collectors go to new valleys and river-basins. In fact an analysis of the distribution of species by the twenty-three Departments and territories of Colombia shows that only twelve Departments are represented by the twenty new species and four are not represented at all.

  4. Gobierno corporativo en Colombia. Tendencias actuales

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    2009-01-01

    La Ley 275 de 2001 determinó el sistema de Gobierno Corporativo colombiano. El presente documento permite una mirada desde su entrada en vigencia. Se comentan los lineamientos de los estándares internacionales en esta materia y se comparan con la legislación nacional. Se evalúan las características del Código de Buen Gobierno en Colombia donde se promueve el logro de la competitividad, sostenibilidad y profundización del mercado accionario con base en los principios de la OCDE. Se cotejan est...

  5. Perfil logístico de Colombia

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    Cardozo Maglioni, María Victoria; Lozano Suarez, María Goretty

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    El presente documento ofrece un estudio del perfil logístico de Colombia con la finalidad de dar a conocer el estado de arte de las ciudades, puertos e infraestructura principal para facilitar la toma de decisiones de los empresarios. Para el desarrollo de este trabajo se determinaron a partir de un análisis competitivo del país; las principales ciudades y puertos; logrando establecer un inventario de maquinaria y equipo e infraestructura logística; enmarcados en retos ya establecidos en las ...

  6. Ithomiini butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hymphalidae) of Antioquia, Colombia.

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    Giraldo, C E; Willmott, K R; Vila, R; Uribe, S I

    2013-04-01

    Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet. However, economic and scientific investment in completing inventories of its biodiversity has been relatively poor in comparison with other Neotropical countries. Butterflies are the best studied group of invertebrates, with the highest proportion of known to expected species. More than 3,200 species of butterflies have been recorded in Colombia, although the study of the still many unexplored areas will presumably increase this number. This work provides a list of Ithomiini butterflies collected in the department of Antioquia and estimates the total number of species present, based on revision of entomological collections, records in the literature and field work performed between 2003 and 2011. The list includes 99 species and 32 genera, representing 27% of all Ithomiini species. We report 50 species of Ithomiini not formerly listed from Antioquia, and found the highest diversity of ithomiine species to be at middle elevations (900-1,800 m). The mean value of the Chao2 estimator for number of species in Antioquia is 115 species, which is close to a predicted total of 109 based on known distributions of other Ithomiini not yet recorded from the department. Nine species are potentially of particular conservation importance because of their restricted distributions, and we present range maps for each species. We also highlight areas in Antioquia with a lack of biodiversity knowledge to be targeted in future studies. This paper contributes to mapping the distribution of the Lepidoptera of Antioquia department in particular and of Colombia in general.

  7. Las Garrapatas de la República de Colombia

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    Osorno Mesa Ernesto

    1942-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio comprende las especies de garrapatas colombianas conocidas, como también las de la República de Panamá. En las claves incluyo las especies descritas y halladas en Colombia. Las referencias fueron tomadas de las descripciones originales y de todas las publicaciones sobre garrapatas de los dos países.

  8. Derecho procesal constitucional y derecho probatorio constitucional en colombia

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    Nattan Nisimblat

    2012-01-01

    El presente documento da cuenta del desarrollo actual del Derecho Procesal Constitucional en Colombia, determina la aplicabilidad de los principios generales del proceso y de la prueba en los procesos contenciosos subjetivos, y resuelve sobre la existencia de un derecho probatorio constitucional.

  9. La primera escuela de servicio social en Colombia

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    Lorena Gartner Isaza

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo reseña el punto de partida del proceso de profesionalización del trabajo social en Colombia, mediante la creación de la Escuela de Servicio Social, anexa al Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, en 1936. La propuesta educativa

  10. Derecho procesal constitucional y derecho probatorio constitucional en colombia

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    Nattan Nisimblat

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    Full Text Available El presente documento da cuenta del desarrollo actual del Derecho Procesal Constitucional en Colombia, determina la aplicabilidad de los principios generales del proceso y de la prueba en los procesos contenciosos subjetivos, y resuelve sobre la existencia de un derecho probatorio constitucional.

  11. Argumentos por la tolerancia religiosa en Colombia, 1832-1853

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    El presente artículo muestra los argumentos esgrimidos a favor y en contra de la tolerancia religiosa en Colombia entre 1832 y 1853, poco antes de que esta fuera legalizada en la Constitución política de ese año...

  12. Eight new species of Gomphichis (Orchidaceae, Spiranthoideae) from Colombia

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    Nowak, S.; Szlachetko, D.L.; Mytnik-Ejsmont, J.; Cleef, A.M.

    2014-01-01

    Eight new species of the genus Gomphichis from Colombia are described. Each species is illustrated, and detailed habitat and distribution data are provided. A distribution map of the new species is presented. A dichotomous key for determination of the Gomphichis species in northern South America is

  13. Las garrapatas de la república de colombia

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    Osorno Mesa Ernesto

    2012-01-01

    El presente estudio comprende las especies de garrapatas colombianas conocidas, como también las de la República de Panamá. En las claves incluyo las especies descritas y halladas en Colombia. Las referencias fueron tomadas de las descripciones originales y de todas las publicaciones sobre garrapatas de los dos países.

  14. de Cali, Colombia

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    Mauricio Jaramillo Ayerbe

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de la modelación para la predicción a corto plazo de la concentración de ozono troposférico en la zona urbana de la ciudad de Cali, Colombia, mediante el análisis univariante de series de tiempo. El método se aplicó a una serie de 2.496 datos horarios de concentración de ozono, obtenida en una de las estaciones de la Red de Monitoreo de Calidad del Aire (RMCA de Cali, correspondiente a 104 días consecutivos durante el período abril a julio de 2003. Los datos de los primeros 93 días se utilizaron para la estimación del modelo, y los de los 11 días restantes para la validación del mismo. El modelo propuesto podría ser utilizado por las autoridades ambientales de la región para predecir y alertar a la población sobre posibles episodios de altas concentraciones de ozono que puedan poner en riesgo la salud pública con hasta 8 horas de anticipación.

  15. de barranquilla (Colombia

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    Pamela Flores

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación aborda algunas de las variables que, en las periferias de las ciudades del Tercer Mundo, inciden en la ausencia de una identidad urbana y de una cultura política democrática, tomando como ejemplo el municipio de Soledad, en el departamento del Atlántico, Colombia. La investigación tuvo como primer objetivo indagar por los sentidos de lo público que construyen los habitantes y para ello se realizó un inventario de los espacios públicos y unos diarios de campo sobre los usos dados a estos espacios. En segundo lugar, nos preguntamos sobre los modos de inserción en las dinámicas urbanas. Las encuestas realizadas confirmaron la ausencia de canales de expresión y participación, con lo cual formas no institucionalizadas de identidad social se convierten en la alternativa para los ciudadanos, en particular, para los jóvenes. De ahí que el estudio centrara sus conclusiones en las demandas que estas realidades presentan al Estado y en los peligros que, para la consolidación de la democracia, implican estas ciudadanías inconclusas..

  16. New records of dasiops spp (diptera: lonchaeidae) associated with pasiflora grown in colombia / nuevos registros de dasiops spp (diptera: lonchaeidae) asociados a pasifloras cultivadas en colombia

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    Ángela Patricia Castro Ávila; Cheslavo Korytkowski; Everth Emilio Ebratt Ravelo; Helena Luisa Margarita Brochero; Maikol Yohanny Santamaría Galindo

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    Abstract. Four new records for Dasiops were registered for Colombia: Dasiops brevicornis (Williston, 1896), D. rugifrons Henning 1948, D. plaumanni McAlpine 1964 y D. chotanus Korytkowski 1971. All samples were collected in McPhail traps located in passiflora crops. Aspect related with their taxonomy, biology and geographical distribution are presented.Resumen. Se registran cuatro especies del género Dasiops para Colombia: Dasiops brevicornis (Williston, 1896), D. rugifrons Henning, 1948, D. ...

  17. Estudios sobre invertebrados de Colombia I.- Presencia de los géneros krohnitta y pterosagitta (phylum chaetognatha en el litoral Caribe de Colombia Estudios sobre invertebrados de Colombia I.- Presencia de los géneros krohnitta y pterosagitta (phylum chaetognatha en el litoral Caribe de Colombia

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    1966-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper three species of the Phylum Chaetognatha (Krohnitta Pacifica, K. subtilis and Pterosagitta draco are recorded by the first time from the Caribbean shore of Colombia. An statistical analysis is given for selected characters in P. draco. In this paper three species of the Phylum Chaetognatha (Krohnitta Pacifica, K. subtilis and Pterosagitta draco are recorded by the first time from the Caribbean shore of Colombia. An statistical analysis is given for selected characters in P. draco.

  18. Slow cortical potentials and "inner time consciousness" - A neuro-phenomenal hypothesis about the "width of present".

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    Northoff, Georg

    2016-05-01

    William James postulated a "stream of consciousness" that presupposes temporal continuity. The neuronal mechanisms underlying the construction of such temporal continuity remain unclear, however, in my contribution, I propose a neuro-phenomenal hypothesis that is based on slow cortical potentials and their extension of the present moment as described in the phenomenal term of "width of present". More specifically, I focus on the way the brain's neural activity needs to be encoded in order to make possible the "stream of consciousness." This leads us again to the low-frequency fluctuations of the brain's neural activity and more specifically to slow cortical potentials (SCPs). Due to their long phase duration as low-frequency fluctuations, SCPs can integrate different stimuli and their associated neural activity from different regions in one converging region. Such integration may be central for consciousness to occur, as it was recently postulated by He and Raichle. They leave open, however, the question of the exact neuronal mechanisms, like the encoding strategy, that make possible the association of the otherwise purely neuronal SCP with consciousness and its phenomenal features. I hypothesize that SCPs allow for linking and connecting different discrete points in physical time by encoding their statistically based temporal differences rather than the single discrete time points by themselves. This presupposes difference-based coding rather than stimulus-based coding. The encoding of such statistically based temporal differences makes it possible to "go beyond" the merely physical features of the stimuli; that is, their single discrete time points and their conduction delays (as related to their neural processing in the brain). This, in turn, makes possible the constitution of "local temporal continuity" of neural activity in one particular region. The concept of "local temporal continuity" signifies the linkage and integration of different discrete time points

  19. Confirmation of Anopheles (Anopheles calderoni Wilkerson, 1991 (Diptera: Culicidae in Colombia and Ecuador through molecular and morphological correlation with topotypic material

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    Ranulfo González

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The morphologically similar taxa Anopheles calderoni, Anopheles punctimacula, Anopheles malefactor and Anopheles guarao are commonly misidentified. Isofamilies collected in Valle de Cauca, Colombia, showed morphological characters most similar to An. calderoni, a species which has never previously been reported in Colombia. Although discontinuity of the postsubcostal pale spots on the costa (C and first radial (R1 wing veins is purportedly diagnostic for An. calderoni, the degree of overlap of the distal postsubcostal spot on C and R1 were variable in Colombian specimens (0.003-0.024. In addition, in 98.2% of larvae, seta 1-X was located off the saddle and seta 3-C had 4-7 branches in 86.7% of specimens examined. Correlation of DNA sequences of the second internal transcribed spacer and mtDNA cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene (COI barcodes (658 bp of the COI gene generated from Colombian progeny material and wild-caught mosquitoes from Ecuador with those from the Peruvian type series of An. calderoni confirmed new country records. DNA barcodes generated for the closely related taxa, An. malefactor and An. punctimacula are also presented for the first time. Examination of museum specimens at the University of the Valle, Colombia, revealed the presence of An. calderoni in inland localities across Colombia and at elevations up to 1113 m.

  20. Tomographically-imaged subducted slabs and magmatic history of Caribbean and Pacific subduction beneath Colombia

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    Bernal-Olaya, R.; Mann, P.; Vargas, C. A.; Koulakov, I.

    2013-12-01

    We define the length and geometry of eastward and southeastward-subducting slabs beneath northwestern South America in Colombia using ~100,000 earthquake events recorded by the Colombian National Seismic Network from 1993 to 2012. Methods include: hypocenter relocation, compilation of focal mechanisms, and P and S wave tomographic calculations performed using LOTOS and Seisan. The margins of Colombia include four distinct subduction zones based on slab dip: 1) in northern Colombia, 12-16-km-thick oceanic crust subducts at a modern GPS rate of 20 mm/yr in a direction of 110 degrees at a shallow angle of 8 degrees; as a result of its low dip, Pliocene-Pleistocene volcanic rocks are present 400 km from the frontal thrust; magmatic arc migration to the east records 800 km of subduction since 58 Ma ago (Paleocene) with shallow subduction of the Caribbean oceanic plateau starting ~24-33 Ma (Miocene); at depths of 90-150 km, the slab exhibits a negative velocity anomaly we associate with pervasive fracturing; 2) in the central Colombia-Panama area, we define an area of 30-km-thick crust of the Panama arc colliding/subducting at a modern 30/mm in a direction of 95 degrees; the length of this slab shows subduction/collision initiated after 20 Ma (Middle Miocene); we call this feature the Panama indenter since it has produced a V-shaped indentation of the Colombian margin and responsible for widespread crustal deformation and topographic uplift in Colombia; an incipient subduction area is forming near the Panama border with intermediate earthquakes at an eastward dip of 70 degrees to depths of ~150 km; this zone is not visible on tomographic images; 3) a 250-km-wide zone of Miocene oceanic crust of the Nazca plate flanking the Panama indenter subducts at a rate of 25 mm/yr in a direction of 55 degrees and at a normal dip of 40 degrees; the length of this slab suggests subduction began at ~5 Ma; 4) the Caldas tear defines a major dip change to the south where a 35 degrees

  1. Flies (Calliphoridae, Muscidae and Beetles (Silphidae from Human Cadavers in Cali, Colombia

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    Barreto Mauricio

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Adult specimens of Cochliomyia macellaria, Chrysomya megacephala, Ch. rufifacies, Lucilia sp. (Calliphoridae, Musca domestica (Muscidae, Oxelytrum discicolle (Silphidae and Sarcophagidae were recovered from 12 human cadavers in Cali, Valle, Colombia. Information regarding these findings is presented.

  2. Abejas de Colombia. III. Clave para géneros y subgéneros de Meliponinae (Hymenoptera: Apidae Abejas de Colombia. III. Clave para géneros y subgéneros de Meliponinae (Hymenoptera: Apidae

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    Nates Parra María Guiomar

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    En este trabajo se presentan c1aves ilustradas para 11 géneros y 10 subgéneros de Meliponinae existentes en Colombia.

    IIustrated keys for 11 genera and 10 subgenera of Meliponinae of Colombia are presented.

  3. APOE gene polymorphism analysis in Barranquilla, Colombia.

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    Ruiz, Martha; Arias, Isis; Rolón, Gloria; Hernández, Enio; Garavito, Pilar; Silvera-Redondo, Carlos

    2016-03-03

    The genetic variability present in the APOE gene polymorphism is considered an important factor associated with predisposition to diseases affecting lipid metabolism, as well as heart diseases and Alzheimer's disease, among others. Understanding it as a risk factor in different populations and ethnic groups is a useful tool.  To analyze the APOE gene polymorphism and determine allelic and genotypic frequencies of a representative sample of population from Barranquilla, Colombia.  We performed a descriptive and comparative study. The sample size was 227 unrelated individuals from Barranquilla, Colombia.  The most frequent allele was the ε3, with 85%, followed by the ε4 allele (13%) and ε2 (1.8%). The genotypes found were: ε3/ε3: 71.8%, ε3/ε4: 24.2%, ε2/ε3: 2.2%, ε2/ε4: 1.3% and ε4/ε4: 0.4%. The ε2/ε2 genotype was not found in this study. The sample exhibited the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium.  The frequency of the ε3 allele and the ε3/ε3 genotype was similar to that reported in the literature in countries like Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and in some Colombian Amerindian ethnic groups. The ε2/ε2 genotype was absent. This result is consistent with those found in other population groups worldwide. The frequency of the ε4 allele and the genotypes associated in this population could be related to the presence of diseases such as hypercholesterolemia, myocardial infarction and Alzheimer.

  4. TLC Colombia-Estados Unidos y sus implicaciones en el turismo

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    Nancy Rocío Rueda Esteban

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available El TLC entre Colombia y Estados Unidos presenta tanto ventajas como desventajas que hay que entender para poder afrontar. Con el presente artículo se pretende analizar y aclarar la importancia de los cambios que puede llegar a generar el TLC Colombia-Estados Unidos sobre el sector turístico y hotelero de Colombia. Se expone una idea clara sobre las necesidades del país para tener una oportunidad amplia y fuerte sobre los cambios económicos, sociales y culturales que sobrevienen con la firma y entrada en vigencia del tratado.

  5. Perfil de la mujer en la alta dirección en Colombia

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    2011-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio descriptivo fenomenológico es identificar los perfiles sociodemográficos que predominan en un grupo de mujeres directivas en Colombia, y observar las características de su liderazgo; para tal propósito se realizó un estudio cualitativo y un análisis de los determinantes de la participación laboral de las mujeres en Colombia. Se tomó como base de información encuestas realizadas a un grupo de mujeres de la alta dirección en Colombia, implementando un análi...

  6. Las políticas de vivienda importan a los pobres: El caso de Colombia

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    2010-01-01

    El estudio "Las políticas de vivienda importan a los pobres" analiza la evolución del sector vivienda y las intervenciones públicas en vivienda de bajos ingresos en tres países: Argentina, Chile y Colombia. El presente informe presenta los resultados del caso de Colombia. Este perfil está dividido en dos partes. La primera parte de este estudio de caso examina las características del sector vivienda en Colombia, específicamente el déficit de vivienda, la evolución de la oferta de y la demanda...

  7. Sobre la flexibilidad laboral en Colombia y la precarización del empleo

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    2014-01-01

    El presente artículo hace parte del proceso de revisión documental de la investigación doctoral: Sentidos y significados del trabajo en el escenario laboral flexible. Una aproximación al contexto de Medellín– Colombia. Objetivo: indagar sobre la flexibilidad laboral en Colombia y su contribución a la precarización del empleo. Método: revisión de literatura. Procedimiento: se realizó una revisión de artículos relacionados, se consultaron investigaciones realizadas en Colombia, medios de comuni...

  8. Serpientes de Colombia

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    M. Rodrigo Ángel

    1983-06-01

    Full Text Available En este libro es una guía práctica sobre las serpientes de Colombia en cuanto a su clasificación y tratamiento del envenenamiento causado por sus mordeduras. Contiene los siguientes capítulos: 1. Características generales, 2. Serpiente Colombianas, 3. Aparato venenoso, 4. Clasificación fisiopatología de los efectos del veneno, 5. Mordedura por serpientes venenosas en Antioquía, listas de nombres populares y científicos, la bibliografía. Esta es una introducción a esta práctica guía sobre las serpientes Colombianas: Desde el origen del hombre, a través de la evolución de las distintas culturas y aún en la época actual en un amplio sector sociocultural, la serpiente ha sido considerada como un animal dotado de ciertos poderes sobrenaturales, bien sea como fuente de mal, de beneficio, de poder, de sabiduría o de salud. Considerada por su aspecto tóxico, la influencia en la patología humana es evidente y de gran importancia como causa de morbilidad sobre todo en aquellos países donde se le considera animal sagrado. En el aspecto simbólico, el folklor es abundante en creencias y tradiciones, que generalmente coinciden en la mayoría de los pueblos. En un país tropical como Colombia, con diversidad de climas y bosques, las serpientes venenosas de gran poder tóxico son también abundantes y significan un peligro real para nuestra población campesina en lucha abierta con la naturaleza. Los envenenamientos causados por sus mordeduras, graves de por sí, empeoran frecuentemente debido a diversos factores tales como la escasez y alto costo del suero antiofídico y la demora en la atención médica, condicionada esta última no sólo por la deficiencias de nuestras vías de comunicación, sino por la influencia nefasta del curandero. Sobre tema tan importante de nuestra patología, es entonces necesario que nuestras instituciones educativas y las encargadas de velar por la salud, se preocupen no sólo por su

  9. Increases in Perspective Embedding Increase Reading Time Even with Typical Text Presentation: Implications for the Reading of Literature.

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    Whalen, D H; Zunshine, Lisa; Holquist, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Reading fiction is a major component of intellectual life, yet it has proven difficult to study experimentally. One aspect of literature that has recently come to light is perspective embedding ("she thought I left" embedding her perspective on "I left"), which seems to be a defining feature of fiction. Previous work (Whalen et al., 2012) has shown that increasing levels of embedment affects the time that it takes readers to read and understand short vignettes in a moving window paradigm. With increasing levels of embedment from 1 to 5, reading times in a moving window paradigm rose almost linearly. However, level 0 was as slow as 3-4. Accuracy on probe questions was relatively constant until dropping at the fifth level. Here, we assessed this effect in a more ecologically valid ("typical") reading paradigm, in which the entire vignette was visible at once, either for as long as desired (Experiment 1) or a fixed time (Experiment 2). In Experiment 1, reading times followed a pattern similar to that of the previous experiment, with some differences in absolute speed. Accuracy matched previous results: fairly consistent accuracy until a decline at level 5, indicating that both presentation methods allowed understanding. In Experiment 2, accuracy was somewhat reduced, perhaps because participants were less successful at allocating their attention than they were during the earlier experiment; however, the pattern was the same. It seems that literature does not, on average, use easiest reading level but rather uses a middle ground that challenges the reader, but not too much.

  10. 2014 – 2018 Foresight for MSMEs dedicated to custom software development in Colombia; Prospectiva 2014 – 2018 para mipymes dedicadas al desarrollo de software por encargo en Colombia

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    Maria Isabel Diaz Vega

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    Full Text Available his work was carried out in order to build and collectively adopt a Foresight Agenda for custom software development in Colombia for 2014 - 2018 through a process of reflection, consultation, and implementation of foresight tools. In this study, it was necessary to analyze the behavior of the software industry in Colombia, given that it is relatively recent, but “the country has the opportunity to capture a growing share of the market for Information Technology (IT, if committed to a long-term sector program that allows eliminating significant barriers”[11]. Currently, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology is promoting new strategies for its enhancement. To develop this work, foresight methodological tools were used to analyze: diagnosis of the situation, stakeholders implied, and review of tendencies on the topic. The tools selected were: Delphi method, IGO matrix structural analysis, morphological analysis method, and scenario method. Among the results obtained, after this work it is recommended to generate strategies among MSMEs custom software developers that allows these companies to seize the supports through venture laws and some tax benefits offered by the government, generate innovation to enable them to become competitive, manage knowledge so that it can be documented and keep from making the same mistakes of the past and present, check the current economic models given that these are inefficient – leading many of these companies to become financially unviable, and perform technological adaptations accompanied by technology transfer and human resource training to allow for evolution over time of companies and human capital. We can, finally, conclude that the development of scenarios, using tools involving uncertainty prospects for the generation of possible scenarios and important factors determining market and evolution of micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises engaged in custom software development in

  11. Population dynamics of Anopheles nuneztovari in Colombia.

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    Naranjo-Díaz, Nelson; Sallum, Maria Anice M; Correa, Margarita M

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    Anopheles nuneztovari is an important Colombian malaria vector widespread on both sides of the Andean Mountains, presenting morphological, behavioral and genetic heterogeneity throughout the country. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the population structure and distribution of An. nuneztovari in Colombia are associated with ecological and physical barriers present in a heterogeneous landscape. Further, differences in behavior were addressed. A total of 5392 specimens of An. nuneztovari were collected. Mitochondrial and nuclear marker analyses detected subdivision among the northwest-west, northeast and east populations. For both markers, isolation by distance (~53%) and isolation by resistance (>30%) were determinants of population genetic differentiation. This suggests that physical barriers, geographical distance and ecological differences on both sides of the Andean Mountains promoted the genetic differentiation and population subdivision of An. nuneztovari in Colombia. This species showed the highest biting activity after 20:00h; indoor and outdoor preferences were found in all localities. These results indicated that the most effective interventions for controlling vector populations on both sides of the Andes need to be region-specific. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. KMWin--a convenient tool for graphical presentation of results from Kaplan-Meier survival time analysis.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Analysis of clinical studies often necessitates multiple graphical representations of the results. Many professional software packages are available for this purpose. Most packages are either only commercially available or hard to use especially if one aims to generate or customize a huge number of similar graphical outputs. We developed a new, freely available software tool called KMWin (Kaplan-Meier for Windows facilitating Kaplan-Meier survival time analysis. KMWin is based on the statistical software environment R and provides an easy to use graphical interface. Survival time data can be supplied as SPSS (sav, SAS export (xpt or text file (dat, which is also a common export format of other applications such as Excel. Figures can directly be exported in any graphical file format supported by R. RESULTS: On the basis of a working example, we demonstrate how to use KMWin and present its main functions. We show how to control the interface, customize the graphical output, and analyse survival time data. A number of comparisons are performed between KMWin and SPSS regarding graphical output, statistical output, data management and development. Although the general functionality of SPSS is larger, KMWin comprises a number of features useful for survival time analysis in clinical trials and other applications. These are for example number of cases and number of cases under risk within the figure or provision of a queue system for repetitive analyses of updated data sets. Moreover, major adjustments of graphical settings can be performed easily on a single window. CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that our tool is well suited and convenient for repetitive analyses of survival time data. It can be used by non-statisticians and provides often used functions as well as functions which are not supplied by standard software packages. The software is routinely applied in several clinical study groups.

  13. Colombia es una cosa penetrable

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    Gilberto Loaiza Cano

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Colombia es una cosa impenetrable. Raíces de la intolerancia y otros ensayos sobre historia política y vida intelectual. Juan Guillermo Gómez García. Bogotá, Diente de León, 2006, 454 pág.

  14. Pseudotectites from Colombia and Peru

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    Martin, R.; Sitter-Koomans, de C.

    1955-01-01

    In a previous note on “Americanites” (Martin, 1934) from Colombia and Peru, the writer came to the conclusion, on the basis solely of published data, that it was very likely that these so-called tectites are in reality obsidian of terrestrial origin. He stated, however, that “before it is possible t

  15. Solving Colombia’s Problems

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    parties for political control during the period from 1948 to 1953.15 “During this period, referred to as ‘La Violencia ,’ groups of armed men paid by...surprise to those familiar with the Colombia government history of mishandling foreign aid in the war against drugs and in their parallel inability to

  16. Where was my arm again? Memory-based matching of proprioceptive targets is enhanced by increased target presentation time.

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    Goble, Daniel J; Noble, Brittany C; Brown, Susan H

    2010-08-30

    Our sense of proprioception is vital for the successful performance of most activities of daily living, and memory-based joint position matching (JPM) tasks are often utilized to quantify such proprioceptive abilities. In the present study we sought to determine if matching a remembered proprioceptive target angle was influenced significantly by the length of time given to develop a neural representation of that position. Thirteen healthy adult subjects performed active matching of passively determined elbow joint angles (amplitude = 20 degrees or 40 degrees extension) in the absence of vision, with either a relatively "short" (3 s) or "long" (12 s) target presentation time. In the long condition, where subjects had a greater opportunity to develop an internal representation of the target elbow joint angle, matching movements had significantly smaller variable errors and were associated with smoother matching movement trajectories of a shorter overall duration. Taken together, these findings provide an important proprioceptive corollary for previous results obtained in studies of visually-guided reaching suggesting that increased exposure to target sensory stimuli can improve the accuracy of matching performance. Further, these results appear to be of particular importance with respect to the estimation of proprioceptive function in individuals with disability, who typically have increased noise in their proprioceptive systems.

  17. Design and Evaluation of a Clock Multiplexing Circuit for the SSRL Booster Accelerator Timing System - Oral Presentation

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    2015-08-25

    SPEAR3 is a 234 m circular storage ring at SLAC’s synchrotron radiation facility (SSRL) in which a 3 GeV electron beam is stored for user access. Typically the electron beam decays with a time constant of approximately 10hr due to electron lose. In order to replenish the lost electrons, a booster synchrotron is used to accelerate fresh electrons up to 3GeV for injection into SPEAR3. In order to maintain a constant electron beam current of 500mA, the injection process occurs at 5 minute intervals. At these times the booster synchrotron accelerates electrons for injection at a 10Hz rate. A 10Hz 'injection ready' clock pulse train is generated when the booster synchrotron is operating. Between injection intervalswhere the booster is not running and hence the 10 Hz ‘injection ready’ signal is not present-a 10Hz clock is derived from the power line supplied by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to keep track of the injection timing. For this project I constructed a multiplexing circuit to 'switch' between the booster synchrotron 'injection ready' clock signal and PG&E based clock signal. The circuit uses digital IC components and is capable of making glitch-free transitions between the two clocks. This report details construction of a prototype multiplexing circuit including test results and suggests improvement opportunities for the final design.

  18. Eye exercises enhance accuracy and letter recognition, but not reaction time, in a modified rapid serial visual presentation task.

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    Paula Di Noto

    Full Text Available Eye exercises have been prescribed to resolve a multitude of eye-related problems. However, studies on the efficacy of eye exercises are lacking, mainly due to the absence of simple assessment tools in the clinic. Because similar regions of the brain are responsible for eye movements and visual attention, we used a modified rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP to assess any measurable effect of short-term eye exercise in improvements within these domains. In the present study, twenty subjects were equally divided into control and experimental groups, each of which performed a pre-training RSVP assessment where target letters, to which subjects were asked to respond to by pressing a spacebar, were serially and rapidly presented. Response time to target letters, accuracy of correctly responding to target letters, and correct identification of target letters in each of 12 sessions was measured. The experimental group then performed active eye exercises, while the control group performed a task that minimized eye movements for 18.5 minutes. A final post-training RSVP assessment was performed by both groups and response time, accuracy, and letter identification were compared between and within subject groups both pre- and post-training. Subjects who performed eye exercises were more accurate in responding to target letters separated by one distractor and in letter identification in the post-training RSVP assessment, while latency of responses were unchanged between and within groups. This suggests that eye exercises may prove useful in enhancing cognitive performance on tasks related to attention and memory over a very brief course of training, and RSVP may be a useful measure of this efficacy. Further research is needed on eye exercises to determine whether they are an effective treatment for patients with cognitive and eye-related disorders.

  19. Eye exercises enhance accuracy and letter recognition, but not reaction time, in a modified rapid serial visual presentation task.

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    Di Noto, Paula; Uta, Sorin; DeSouza, Joseph F X

    2013-01-01

    Eye exercises have been prescribed to resolve a multitude of eye-related problems. However, studies on the efficacy of eye exercises are lacking, mainly due to the absence of simple assessment tools in the clinic. Because similar regions of the brain are responsible for eye movements and visual attention, we used a modified rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) to assess any measurable effect of short-term eye exercise in improvements within these domains. In the present study, twenty subjects were equally divided into control and experimental groups, each of which performed a pre-training RSVP assessment where target letters, to which subjects were asked to respond to by pressing a spacebar, were serially and rapidly presented. Response time to target letters, accuracy of correctly responding to target letters, and correct identification of target letters in each of 12 sessions was measured. The experimental group then performed active eye exercises, while the control group performed a task that minimized eye movements for 18.5 minutes. A final post-training RSVP assessment was performed by both groups and response time, accuracy, and letter identification were compared between and within subject groups both pre- and post-training. Subjects who performed eye exercises were more accurate in responding to target letters separated by one distractor and in letter identification in the post-training RSVP assessment, while latency of responses were unchanged between and within groups. This suggests that eye exercises may prove useful in enhancing cognitive performance on tasks related to attention and memory over a very brief course of training, and RSVP may be a useful measure of this efficacy. Further research is needed on eye exercises to determine whether they are an effective treatment for patients with cognitive and eye-related disorders.

  20. Epidemiology of cervical cancer in Colombia

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    Nubia Muñoz

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To describe the incidence, mortality, time trends and prognostic factors for cervical cancer in Cali, Colombia, and to review the molecular epidemiological evidence showing that HPV is the major and necessary cause of cervical cancer and the implications of this discovery for primary and secondary prevention. Materials and methods. Incidence rates of cervical cancer during a 45-year period (1962-2007 were estimated based on the population-based cancer registry of Cali and the mortality statistics from the Municipal Health Secretariat of Cali. Prognostic factors were estimated based on relative survival. Review of the molecular epidemiological evidence linking HPV to cervical cancer was focused on the studies carried out in Cali and in other countries. Results. Incidence rates of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC declined from 120.4 per 100 000 in 1962-1966 to 25.7 in 2003-2007 while those of adenocarcinoma increased from 4.2 to 5.8. Mortality rates for cervical cancer declined from 18.5 in 1984-1988 to 7.0 per 100 000 in 2009-2011. Survival was lower in women over 65 years of age and in clinical stages 3-4. Review of the molecular epidemiological evidence showed that certain types of HPV are the central and necessary cause of cervical cancer. Conclusions. A decline in the incidence and mortality of SCC and an increase in the incidence of adenocarcinoma during a 45-year period was documented in Cali, Colombia

  1. Interactive Design of Farm Conversion : linking Agricultural Research and Farmer Learning for Sustainable Small Scale Horticulture Production in Colombia

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    Lee, R.A.

    2002-01-01

    Times Roman" COLOR="#000000">Key words: interactive conversion design / vegetable production / small farms / sustainable farming / Colombia / learning processes / facilitation / agricultural research methodsTimes Roman" COLOR="#000000"

  2. La asistencia europea a colombia: ¿una contribución virtual a un plan virtual de paz?.

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    Joaquín Roy.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a detailed analysis of current European assistance to Colombia, indicating the differences between European and American perceptions of the causes of the problems that plague the country as reflected in their respective views of Plan Colombia. The European perspective ¡s illustrated by presenting the critical positions taken by various entities regarding Plan Colombia's excessive military focus, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, Spain and other European states. The author examines the contrasting view that stresses a broader range of needs and problems in Colombia to which the European Union's aid should respond, the difficulties met in this approach, and the philosophic basis of the European contribution to Colombia.

  3. Time to positivity of blood culture association with clinical presentation, prognosis and ESBL-production in Escherichia coli bacteremia.

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    Álvarez, R; Viñas-Castillo, L; Lepe-Jiménez, J A; García-Cabrera, E; Cisneros-Herreros, J M

    2012-09-01

    The time to positivity (TTP) of blood cultures has been associated with increased mortality in bacteremia caused by several microorganisms. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between TTP and prognosis, clinical presentation and extended spectrum B-lactamase (ESBL)-production in patients with Escherichia coli bacteremia. This is a retrospective observational study involving 226 adult patients with E. coli bacteremia. Data collected included underlying diseases, clinical presentation, prognosis factors, TTP, ESBL-production and outcome. Thirty-one (14%) patients had severe sepsis and 29 (13%) septic shock at presentation. Thirty-three (14%) strains were ESBL-producers. Thirty-nine (17%) patients died during admission and 17 (7.5%) within 48 hours. The median TTP was 8.3 hours (range, 0.42–76.5). It was significantly shorter in patients with septic shock (6.23 h, range 1.12–47.29 h vs. 8.51 h, range 0.42–76.50 h; p = 0.018). Rapid growth of E. coli, Pitt index >1.5, non-urinary source and Charlson score >2 were selected as independent risk factors of in-hospital mortality by the multivariate analysis. ESBL-production was not associated with modifications in TTP. Lower TTP is an independent risk factor for septic shock and poor outcome in episodes of E. coli bacteremia. The TTP in E. coli bacteremia is not significantly modified by ESBL-production.

  4. Increases in perspective embedding increase reading time even with typical text presentation: Implications for the reading of literature

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    D. H. Whalen

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Reading fiction is a major component of intellectual life, yet it has proven difficult to study experimentally. One aspect of literature that has recently come to light is perspective embedding (she thought I left embedding her perspective on I left, which seems to be a defining feature of fiction. Previous work (Whalen et al., 2012 has shown that increasing levels of embedment affects the time that it takes readers to read and understand short vignettes in a moving window paradigm. With increasing levels of embedment from 1-5, reading times in a moving window paradigm rose almost linearly. However, level 0 was as slow as 3-4. Accuracy on probe questions was relatively constant until dropping at the fifth level. Here, we assessed this effect in a more ecologically valid (typical reading paradigm, in which the entire vignette was visible at once, either for as long as desired (Experiment 1 or a fixed time (Experiment 2. In Experiment 1, reading times followed a pattern similar to that of the previous experiment, with some differences in absolute speed. Accuracy matched previous results: fairly consistent accuracy until a decline at level 5, indicating that both presentation methods allowed understanding. In Experiment 2, accuracy was somewhat reduced, perhaps because participants were less successful at allocating their attention than they were during the earlier experiment; however, the pattern was the same. It seems that literature does not, on average, use easiest reading level but rather uses a middle ground that challenges the reader, but not too much.

  5. Polarity correspondence in metaphor congruency effects: structural overlap predicts categorization times for bipolar concepts presented in vertical space.

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    Lakens, Daniël

    2012-05-01

    Previous research has shown that words presented on metaphor congruent locations (e.g., positive words UP on the screen and negative words DOWN on the screen) are categorized faster than words presented on metaphor incongruent locations (e.g., positive words DOWN and negative words UP). These findings have been explained in terms of an interference effect: The meaning associated with UP and DOWN vertical space can automatically interfere with the categorization of words with a metaphorically incongruent meaning. The current studies test an alternative explanation for the interaction between the vertical position of abstract concepts and the speed with which these stimuli are categorized. Research on polarity differences (basic asymmetries in the way dimensions are processed) predicts that +polar endpoints of dimensions (e.g., positive, moral, UP) are categorized faster than -polar endpoints of dimensions (e.g., negative, immoral, DOWN). Furthermore, the polarity correspondence principle predicts that stimuli where polarities correspond (e.g., positive words presented UP) provide an additional processing benefit compared to stimuli where polarities do not correspond (e.g., negative words presented UP). A meta-analysis (Study 1) shows that a polarity account provides a better explanation of reaction time patterns in previous studies than an interference explanation. An experiment (Study 2) reveals that controlling for the polarity benefit of +polar words compared to -polar words did not only remove the main effect of word polarity but also the interaction between word meaning and vertical position due to polarity correspondence. These results reveal that metaphor congruency effects should not be interpreted as automatic associations between vertical locations and word meaning but instead are more parsimoniously explained by their structural overlap in polarities.

  6. Notas sobre el género Anetanthus hieron. ex Benth. (Gesneriaceae en Colombia

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    Fernández Alonso José Luis

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    Full Text Available The distribution in Colombia of Anetanthus (Gesneriaceae at one species with two subspecies in its territory is presented. One of this, new subspecies, is described and illustrated in this note.Se presenta la distribución en Colombia del género Anetanthus (Gesneriaceae, representado en el territorio por una especie con dos subespecies. Una de ellas, subespecie nueva, se describe e ilustra en esta nota.

  7. The Family Compensation System as an Anti-Poverty Initiative in Colombia

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    This report was presented in the session 'Fighting Exclusion and Providing Social Services' at the International Workshop of the Anti-Poverty Partnership Initiatives Trust Fund: Fighting Urban Poverty, (April 18-19 2001, York University). It looks primarily at the social situation of Colombia in the 1990s, with a focus on inequality, income distribution, and the family as a social institution. The author sees the System as an initiative in the fight against poverty en Colombia and argues t...

  8. Niveles de actividad física, condición física y tiempo en pantallas en escolares de Bogotá, Colombia: Estudio FUPRECOL

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    Examina la relación entre los niveles de actividad física (AF) de forma objetiva, la condición física (CF) y el tiempo de exposición a pantallas en niños y adolescentes de Bogotá, Colombia. To investigate the association between objective measures of physical activity levels, physical fitness and screen time in Colombia children and adolescent from Bogota, Colombia

  9. Individual differences in use of the recognition heuristic are stable across time, choice objects, domains, and presentation formats.

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    Michalkiewicz, Martha; Erdfelder, Edgar

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    The recognition heuristic (RH) is a simple decision strategy that performs surprisingly well in many domains. According to the RH, people decide on the basis of recognition alone and ignore further knowledge when faced with a recognized and an unrecognized choice object. Previous research has revealed noteworthy individual differences in RH use, suggesting that people have preferences for using versus avoiding this strategy that might be causally linked to cognitive or personality traits. However, trying to explain differences in RH use in terms of traits presupposes temporal and cross-situational stability in use of the RH, an important prerequisite that has not been scrutinized so far. In a series of four experiments, we therefore assessed the stability in RH use across (1) time, (2) choice objects, (3) domains, and (4) presentation formats of the choice objects. In Experiment 1, participants worked on the same inference task and choice objects twice, separated by a delay of either one day or one week. Experiment 2 replicated Experiment 1 using two different object sets from the same domain, whereas Experiment 3 assessed the stability of RH use across two different domains. Finally, in Experiment 4 we investigated stability across verbal and pictorial presentation formats of the choice objects. For all measures of RH use proposed so far, we found strong evidence for both temporal and cross-situational stability in use of the RH. Thus, RH use at least partly reflects a person-specific style of decision making whose determinants await further research.

  10. Area Handbook Series: Colombia: A Country Study

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    The national Criminal Statistics Archives (Archivos de Estadistica Criminal) and the Judicial-Police represented the prin- cipal repositories of...Colombia, Conflicto Socialy Violencia, 1980-1988. Bogota: 1988. Colombia. Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica . XV Censo Nacional de...Poblacidny IV de Vivienda. Bogota: July 1986. Colombia. Gobernaci6n de Antioquia. Divisi6n de Estadisticas Ba’sicas. Anuario Estadt’stico de Antioquia

  11. Barriers to Combating Human Trafficking in Colombia

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    COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN COLOMBIA by Daniel Joseph Wilcox March 2015 Thesis Advisor: Rodrigo Nieto-Gómez Second Reader: Maiah Jaskoski...Master ’s Thesis 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE BARRIERS TO COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN COLOMBIA 6. AUTHOR(S) Daniel Joseph Wilcox 7. PERFORMING...maximum 200 words) 12b. DISTRIBUTION CODE Despite intema.tional and domestic policies and programs intended to combat human trafficking , Colombia

  12. The Origin and Time Dependence of the Amount and Composition of Non-Constituent Gases Present in Crystal Growth Systems

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    Palosz, Witold

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    time of gases present in sealed ampoules may be important for a meaningful control and interpretation of crystal growth processes. This problem is of a particular importance for processing of electronic materials in space because (i) safety considerations require using sealed systems only, and (ii) high cost of crystal growth experiments in microgravity calls for a throughout, accurate description of the processing conditions necessary for a meaningful, efficient, and conclusive interpretation of the space results. In this paper we present the results of our extensive studies on gases in closed crystal growth systems which include: (a) Degassing properties of fused silica; (b) Generation of inert gases by source materials (CdTe, ZnTe, CdZnTe, ZnSe, PbTe, PbSe, PbSeTe); (c) Diffusive cas losses from silica glass ampoules.

  13. The Origin and Time Dependence of the Amount and Composition of Non-Constituent Gases Present in Crystal Growth Systems

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    Palosz, Witold

    1998-01-01

    time of gases present in sealed ampoules may be important for a meaningful control and interpretation of crystal growth processes. This problem is of a particular importance for processing of electronic materials in space because (i) safety considerations require using sealed systems only, and (ii) high cost of crystal growth experiments in microgravity calls for a throughout, accurate description of the processing conditions necessary for a meaningful, efficient, and conclusive interpretation of the space results. In this paper we present the results of our extensive studies on gases in closed crystal growth systems which include: (a) Degassing properties of fused silica; (b) Generation of inert gases by source materials (CdTe, ZnTe, CdZnTe, ZnSe, PbTe, PbSe, PbSeTe); (c) Diffusive cas losses from silica glass ampoules.

  14. Education and Language Policy in Colombia: Exploring Processes of Inclusion, Exclusion, and Stratification in Times of Global Reform Políticas educativas y lingüísticas en Colombia: procesos de inclusión, exclusión y estratificación en tiempos de reforma educativa global

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    Jaime A Usma Wilches

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    Full Text Available This paper examines the National Bilingual Program in connection with other education and language reforms in Colombia and some of the processes of inclusion, exclusion, and stratification that accompany current school reforms. The author outlines some patterns that have accompanied language innovations in the country and highlights some interconnected processes that seem to be favored in international reform and are reflected in current national policy agendas; namely, the externalization of policy discourses; the instrumentalization of languages; the stratification of groups, languages and cultures; and the standardization and marketization of foreign language teaching and learning. This paper attempts to demonstrate that processes of inclusion, exclusion and stratification through schooling are favored not only through the overt exercise of power and control, but also through the introduction of new discourses, policies, and practices.Este artículo analiza el Programa Nacional de Bilingüismo en conexión con otras reformas educativas y lingüísticas promovidas en Colombia y distintos procesos de inclusión, exclusión y estratificación que las acompañan. El autor esboza algunos patrones que han acompañado distintas reformas educativas y lingüísticas en el país y diversos fenómenos reportados a nivel internacional que ahora se pueden evidenciar en Colombia. Estos incluyen: la "externalización" de discursos, la instrumentalización de las lenguas, la estratificación de grupos, idiomas y culturas, y la estandarización y marketización de las lenguas extranjeras. Este artículo busca demostrar que los procesos de inclusión, exclusión, y estratificación social a través de la escuela son favorecidos no solamente a través del ejercicio del poder y el control de parte del gobierno, sino también mediante la introducción de nuevos discursos, políticas, y practicas escolares.

  15. Fiscal and Macroeconomic Effects of Colombia`s Pension Reform Fiscal and Macroeconomic Effects of Colombia`s Pension Reform

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    Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel

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    Full Text Available In 1994 Colombia started replacing its state-run and pay-as-you-go (PAYG pension system by a privately-run and fully-funded scheme. Numerical simulations for the government's reform transition reveal implicit PAYG debt levels and corresponding reform transition deficits that are high relative to other countries, considering that Colombia's old pension system was characterized by low coverage, low system maturity, and a young population.Simulation results show that output could increase by 10% due to higher future saving caused by financing the pension deficit by a fiscal contraction -but this would occur only in the very long term. Sooner and possibly larger gains could be reaped from higher employment and production in formal sectors, and the development of capital markets spurred by the reform. In addition, Colombia's new pension systemthat includes a redistributive pillar targeted at the poor -is potentially more equitable than the old scheme, To reap these efficiency and equity bellefits, however, the Colombian government would have to adopt complementary reforms. They include giving the private fully-funded pension pillar a commanding role, supporting the development of capital markets, and bolstering formal-sector employment by the reduction of deadweight tax burden of non-pension programs that are currently financed by payroll taxes on labor. In 1994 Colombia started replacing its state-run and pay-as-you-go (PAYG pension system by a privately-run and fully-funded scheme. Numerical simulations for the government's reform transition reveal implicit PAYG debt levels and corresponding reform transition deficits that are high relative to other countries, considering that Colombia's old pension system was characterized by low coverage, low system maturity, and a young population.Simulation results show that output could increase by 10% due to higher future saving caused by financing the pension deficit by a fiscal contraction -but this would

  16. Revisión preliminar de la familia Procyonidae en Colombia Preliminary review of the Procyonidae family in Colombia

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    Guzmán-Lenis Angélica R.

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    Full Text Available La familia Procyonidae hace parte del orden Carnivora, se distribuye por el continente Americano desde el sur de Canadá hasta el norte de Argentina y está representada por siete especies en Colombia. Mediante este trabajo se realizó una clave taxonómica para la diferenciación de las especies presentes en el país, y un mapa de distribución preliminar. Para la realización de la clave y del mapa de distribución, se examinaron 67 individuos de la colección del Instituto de Ciencias Naturales en Bogotá, 78 de la colección del Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt en Villa de Leyva y revisión de la literatura. Como resultado se presenta una clave taxonómica de la familia Procyonidae en Colombia para caracteres morfológicos craneales y externos para la identificación de las especies y se complementa con su distribución preliminar.The Procyonidae family is a member of the order Carnivora. It distributes along the American continent, from South Canada to North Argentina; Colombia has in its territory seven species of this family. This paper presents a taxonomic key to differentiate the species of procyonids in Colombia, and a preliminary map of their distribution. The key and the distribution map, were based on the analysis of 67 individuals of the Instituto de Ciencias Naturales collection in Bogotá, 78 of the Instituto Alexander von Humboltd collection in Villa de Leyva and a literature review. The results show a taxonomic key of cranial and external characters for the species identification of the Procionidae family in Colombia and a preliminary distribution of their species.

  17. The genus Triphora (Triphoreae, Orchidaceae in Colombia

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    Szlachetko Dariusz L.

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    Full Text Available In Colombia, four species of Triphora (Orchidaceae are recognized. Two species (Triphora galeanoi and T. vichadaensis are newly described. As circumscribed here, the two new species occur exclusively in Colombia apart from T. foldatsii, being known from Colombia and Venezuela, and T. gentianoides, ranging from the USA (Florida in the north to Colombia in the south. For the species treated, a taxonomic description, synonymy and information about distribution are provided. Additionally,for the two new species, illustrations of flower parts are provided. A key for the determination of the Colombian species of Triphora is included.

  18. Scenarios for sustainable peace in colombia by year 2019

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    2006-01-01

    This paper presents the simulation results of the model of cyclical terrorist murder for Colombia (Gómez-Sorzano, 2005) on the purpose of doing sensitivity analysis to help the country in the design of a policy bringing sustainable peace before year 2019. The first part presents 11 scenarios 2005-2010. The final section shows 18 additional scenarios 2006-2019. According to them peace will be attained around year 2008 and sustainable peace will be granted before year 2019.

  19. An annotated checklist of the Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) of Colombia.

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    Kotov, Alexey A; Fuentes-Reinés, Juan M

    2015-11-20

    Based on the revision of available literature on the Colombian Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda), we present an annotated checklist, with taxonomical comments for all taxa recorded since the start of research on this group in the country in 1913. We have listed 101 valid taxa, of which most records belong to the Caribbean region of Colombia. The situation in Colombian Cladocera taxonomy is, at present, unfavorable for any realistic conclusions on biodiversity, ecology and biogeography.

  20. Aplicación de la metodología de series de tiempo en la estimación de los niveles de exportaciones de café de Colombia periodo 1958-2011 - Application of time series methodology the estimation of the levels of exports of Colombia’s coffee period 1958 - 2011

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    Josefa Ramoni Perazzi

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    Full Text Available A fundamental element for the coffee Colombian sector, is to know to short, medium and long term, the behavior of the exports of soft coffee of Colombia, to know his relation in the processes of sales and production. In conformity with the previous thing, the present work was elaborated realizing an evaluation of the levels of exports of coffee, in monthly form from beginnings of 1958 until ends of 2008. With the aim to develop a model who allows to characterize and to obtain forecasts on the behavior of the exports of coffee realized in the country, the methodology used Box Jenkins, following the phases for the models ARIMA (Autoregressive Integrated of Mobile Average.The information was taken of the web page of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia. In the series under study a seasonal behavior was observed, where the first quarters present the minor levels of the year, particularly in February,month that registers the lowest levels of exports of the year, these levels quarterly go increasing of gradual form up to reaching the major level of exports in the quarter IV, specifically between November and December. Finally the forecasts were obtained between the year 2009 and 2011, following a stable behavior with regard to the period of validation of the sample of the series. The information was analyzed using the language R.

  1. Total solar radiation in the Arctic from 1950s to present time: observations at Russian drifting and stationary stations

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    Rusina, E. N.; Radionov, V. F.

    2012-04-01

    In this paper, we present the results of the joint analysis of monthly and annual sums of the total solar radiation (TSR) measured in the Arctic at the stationary stations (SS) and at the drifting "North Pole" stations (NPS). The observations cover the period from the mid-1950s to the present time at the SS and from 1954 to 1991 as well as 2007 and 2009 at the NPS. The variability of the coordinates and time results in the statistical heterogeneity of the time series of data collected at each of the moving platforms, such as NPS. This heterogeneity complicates the joint analysis of measurements made at the SS and the NPS, and should be filtered out by the statistical technique in use. To obtain homogeneous series of data for the moving platforms, we used an approach based on the calculation and analysis of the relative anomalies of monthly sums of TSR. This allowed us to exclude the natural annual variations and the systematic component of the spatial variability of the analyzed variables and to compare the data of observations obtained on the moving platforms at different times and geographical locations. To assess the trends of the long-term variation of the TSR in the Arctic Basin, we calculated the interannual variations of monthly and annual TSR sums at the NPS. They were recovered with the use of the above-mentioned relative anomalies. Comparison of the recovered annual TSR sums averaged for all NPS and of the TSR values observed at the ten coastal and insular SS in 1954 - 1991 showed that these data were fully comparable. Thus, the recovered values of the TSR can be used as the characteristic of the radiation regime of the Arctic Basin as a whole. We could not find any statistically significant long-term trend of the TSR for the period of the continuous work of the drifting and stationary stations (1954 - 1991). Statistical analysis for the SS, in particular, showed that, for the linear trend, the coefficients of determination R2 did not exceed 0,08 for the

  2. Present Perfect. Time and the Uncanny in American Science and Horror Fiction of the 1970s (Finney, Matheson, King

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  3. Epidemiology and Clinical Presentations of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Subgroups A and B Detected with Multiplex Real-Time PCR

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    Liu, Wenkuan; Chen, Dehui; Tan, Weiping; Xu, Duo; Qiu, Shuyan; Zeng, Zhiqi; Li, Xiao; Zhou, Rong

    2016-01-01

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most important pathogenic infections of children and requires in-depth research worldwide, and especially in developing countries. We used a novel multiplex real-time PCR to test 5483 patients (≤ 14 years old) hospitalized with respiratory illness in Guangzhou, China, over a 3-year period. Of these patients, 729 were positive for RSV-A (51.2%, 373/729) or RSV-B (48.8%, 356/729), but none was infected with both viruses. Two seasonal peaks in total RSV were detected at the changes from winter to spring and from summer to autumn. RSV-B was dominant in 2013 and RSV-A in 2015, whereas RSV-A and RSV-B cocirculated in 2014. The clinical presentations of 645 RSV-positive patients were analyzed. Bronchiolitis, dyspnea, coryza, vomiting, poor appetite, and diarrhea occurred more frequently in RSV-A-positive than RSV-B-positive patients, whereas chill, headache, myalgia, debility, and rash etc. were more frequent in RSV-B-positive than RSV-A-positive patients, suggesting specific clinical characteristics for RSV-A and RSV-B. Coinfectons with other pathogens were common and diverse. Bronchiolitis, fever (≥ 38°C), and poor appetite were more frequent in patients with single RSV infections than in coinfected patients, suggesting the key pathogenic activity of RSV. Analysis of the relationships between the comparative viral load and clinical presentations showed significant differences in bronchiolitis, fever (≥ 38°C), and rash etc. among patients with different viral loads. This study provides a novel rapid method for detecting RSV subgroups, and provides new insights into the epidemiology and clinical implications of RSV. PMID:27764220

  4. Corporate Governance in Colombia. Current trends Gobierno corporativo en Colombia. Tendencias actuales

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    Full Text Available This document provides a look at The Colombian Corporate Governance System, from the promulgation of the Law 275 of 2001. The guidelines of international standards on corporate governance are commented and compared with the Colombian legislation. Features of the Code of Good Governance in Colombia are evaluated in which look for get competitiveness, sustainability, and deepening of the stock market, according to the principles of the OECD. It is presented a comparative study make in the country during 2002 and 2007 where there were deficiencies in the codes of the company's investor protection, the role of boards and transparency of information. The author shows a study about the annual penetration in adopting good governance practices in Colombia and concludes that the private financial sector is concerning to adopt them. That study present that 60% of companies have made no changes to the code since its inception.La Ley 275 de 2001 determinó el sistema de Gobierno Corporativo colombiano. El presente documento permite una mirada desde su entrada en vigencia. Se comentan los lineamientos de los estándares internacionales en esta materia y se comparan con la legislación nacional. Se evalúan las características del Código de Buen Gobierno en Colombia donde se promueve el logro de la competitividad, sostenibilidad y profundización del mercado accionario con base en los principios de la OCDE. Se cotejan estudios realizados en el país (2002, 2007 donde se observa deficiencia en los códigos de las empresas en cuanto a la protección del inversionista, el papel de las juntas directivas y la transparencia en la información. Se expone también cómo ha sido la penetración anual en la adopción de prácticas de buen gobierno en Colombia y la preocupación de empresas privadas del sector financiero por adoptar dichas prácticas. El 60% de las organizaciones no han efectuado modificaciones al código desde su puesta en marcha.

  5. Simulation of the variability and extremes of daily rainfall during the Indian summer monsoon for present and future times in a global time-slice experiment

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    May, W. [Danish Meteorological Institute, Lyngbyvej 100, 2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)

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    In this study the simulation of the variability and extremes of daily rainfall during the Indian summer monsoon for the present-day and the future climate is investigated. This is done on the basis of a global time-slice experiment (TSL) with the ECHAM4 atmospheric general circulation model (GCM) at a high horizontal resolution of T106. The first time-slice (period: 1970-1999) represents the present-day climate and the second (2060-2089) the future climate. Moreover, observational rainfall data from the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP, 1997-2002) and rainfall data from the ECMWF re-analysis (ERA, 1958-2001) are considered. ERA reveals serious deficiencies in its representation of the variability and extremes of daily rainfall during the Indian summer monsoon. These are mainly a severe overestimation of the frequency of wet days over the oceans and in the Himalayas, where also the rainfall intensity is overestimated. Further, ERA shows unrealistically heavy rainfall events over the tropical Indian Ocean. The ECHAM4 atmospheric GCM at a horizontal resolution of T106, on the other hand, simulates the variability and extremes of daily rainfall in good agreement with the observations. The only marked deficiencies are an underestimation of the rainfall intensity on the west coast of the Indian peninsula and in Bangladesh, an overestimation over the tropical Indian Ocean, due to an erroneous northwestward extension of the tropical convergence zone, and an overestimation of the frequency of wet days in Tibet. Further, heavy rainfall events are relatively strong in the centre of the Indian peninsula. For the future, TSL predicts large increases in the rainfall intensity over the tropical Indian Ocean as well as in northern Pakistan and northwest India, but decreases in southern Pakistan, in the centre of the Indian peninsula, and over the western part of the Bay of Bengal. The frequency of wet days is markedly increased over the tropical Indian Ocean and

  6. PLAN COLOMBIA: Some Differing Perspectives

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    units to their frontier with Colombia. Peru, while President Fujimori was in charge, showed a willingness even to confront the guerrillas militarily...contrast to the position of former President Fujimori of Peru, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has shown evident sympathy for the Colombian...could be temporary, as well as an early end to acts of personal terrorism . These agreements would be effective tests of whether both sides in the

  7. Response-time evidence for mixed memory states in a sequential-presentation change-detection task.

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    Nosofsky, Robert M; Donkin, Chris

    2016-02-01

    Response-time (RT) and choice-probability data were obtained in a rapid visual sequential-presentation change-detection task in which memory set size, study-test lag, and objective change probabilities were manipulated. False "change" judgments increased dramatically with increasing lag, consistent with the idea that study items with long lags were ejected from a discrete-slots buffer. Error RTs were nearly invariant with set size and lag, consistent with the idea that the errors were produced by a stimulus-independent guessing process. The patterns of error and RT data could not be explained in terms of encoding limitations, but were consistent with the hypothesis that long retention lags produced a zero-stimulus-information state that required guessing. Formal modeling of the change-detection RT and error data pointed toward a hybrid model of visual working memory. The hybrid model assumed mixed states involving a combination of memory and guessing, but with higher memory resolution for items with shorter retention lags. The work raises new questions concerning the nature of the memory representations that are produced across the closely related tasks of change detection and visual memory search.

  8. Historiografía, nación y alteridades raciales en Colombia, 1853-1869

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    Álvaro Andrés Villegas V

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Through an indepth analysis of writings published between 1853 and 1869, this article demonstrates that the writing of history in Colombia was influenced by the modern-colonial experience of learned citizens. From this perspective, the 19th century writers perceived and described a world in which the racial characters, the singularities of the environment and the local customs, were the basic interpretative tools in order to understand the past modify the present and construct the future. This resulted in a historiography whereby the national territory, the person and the understanding of time, were fractured by the presence of inappropriate alterities.//A través de la revisión de varios escritos publicados entre 1853 y 1869, este artículo plantea que la escritura de la historia en Colombia, estuvo marcada por la experiencia moderna colonial de los letrados nacionales. Desde este lugar de enunciación, ellos percibieron y describieron un mundo en el que los caracteres raciales, las singularidades del medio ambiente y las costumbres eran las claves interpretativas básicas para comprender el pasado, modificar el presente y construir el futuro. Esto dio lugar a una producción historiográfica en la cual la unidad del territorio, del sujeto y de la temporalidad nacional era fracturada por la presencia de unas alteridades inapropiables.

  9. [Violence and health in Colombia].

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    Franco Agudelo, S

    1997-02-01

    In Colombia, violence seems uncontrollable. Along with massacres and group killings of astonishing cruelty, there are also kidnappings and disappearances, abuse of children and the elderly, and rape of young adolescents. Every day, without respite, Columbians are witnesses or victims of street crimes as well as racial, sexual, and socioeconomic discrimination. Unwillingly, they become agents of aggression in public transport, at home, at school, and at work. Colombia has the highest rates of mortality from homicide in the world. Apart from the enormous institutional burden that violence imposes on the health services and forensic medicine, it now constitutes the principal public health problem in the country. To confront it, the health sector must develop policies and finance actions, develop innovative ways to train personnel, implement public education processes, and devote more effort and greater creativity to research, which up to now has provided some, but not enough, important answers. Violence, which is the substitution of force for any type of dialogue, must be considered within the context of life and health. This it not merely an attempt to rationalize violence, much less to substitute words or reflection for action, but rather an attempt to understand it in depth in order to search for alternatives. With that goal, this article analyzes the subject of violence in Colombia, principally from the perspective of its effect on the health of the citizens and its implications for the health sector. The author fully recognizes the subjectivity and limitations of the views he expresses herein.

  10. Colombia before an international investment arbitration

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    María Natalia Castro Peña

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available International Investment Agreements provide guarantees and rights to the foreign investment in the receiving States, the protection of these rights is given by investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms. Thus far, Colombia is facing for the first time the challenge of defending itself before an international arbitration panel. For this purpose, the Colombian State adjusted its institutional scheme and implemented mechanisms to effectively prevent and address the disputes arising from these international treaties, through a stages’ legal framework, which is comprised of a negotiation and arbitration phase. In accordance with the above, a policy was adopted in order to train and understand the scope of these international treaties, identify the risks, prevent investment disputes and reduce the risk of claims from the measures taken by any State agency.

  11. Hydrocarbon contamination in Cartagena Bay, Colombia.

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    Parga-Lozano, C H; Marrugo-González, A J; Fernández-Maestre, R

    2002-01-01

    This study deals with the levels of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbon quantification in sediments and organisms in Cartagena Bay (Colombia), 1996-1997. Sediments (14 stations) and bivalves (2 stations) were monitored at different times of the year. Areas with high values were in the north with concentrations above 100 microg/g with a maximum of 1415 microg/g. Areas with low values were located toward the south, near the outlet of the Canal del Dique and Barú Island, with values below 10 microg/g. In other areas concentrations were between 50 and 100 microg/g. A decrease in sediment concentrations of hydrocarbons has occurred since 1983, but levels in some sectors are still similar to those in polluted areas. Organisms have relatively low values (8-30 microg/g for bivalves, and 10-40 microg/g for fish).

  12. Timed Up and Go predicts functional decline in older patients presenting to the emergency department following minor trauma†.

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    Eagles, Debra; Perry, Jeffrey J; Sirois, Marie-Josée; Lang, Eddy; Daoust, Raoul; Lee, Jacques; Griffith, Lauren; Wilding, Laura; Neveu, Xavier; Emond, Marcel

    2017-03-01

    there is no standardised test for assessing mobility in the Emergency Department (ED). we wished to evaluate the relationship between the Timed Up and Go (TUG) and frailty, functional decline and falls in community dwelling elders that present to the ED following minor trauma. this was a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study conducted at eight Canadian hospitals. Evaluations included: TUG; Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Frailty Index; Older American Resources and Service Functional Scale; and self-reported falls. Of note, 3- and 6-month follow-up was conducted. Generalised linear model with log-binomial distribution was utilised. Relative risks (RR) and 95% CI were calculated. TUG scores were available for 911/2918 patients, mean age 76.2 (SD 7.8) and 57.9% female. There was an association between TUG scores and frailty (P < 0.05) and functional decline at 3 (P < 0.05) and 6 (P < 0.05) months but not self-reported falls. For TUG scores 10-19 seconds, 20-29 seconds and ≥30 seconds, respectively: (i) frailty RR (95% CI): 1.8 (1.3-2.4), 3.0 (2.2-4.2) and 3.7 (2.6-5.1); (ii) functional decline RR (95% CI): 2.7 (1.1-6.4), 5.5 (2.1-14.3) and 8.9 (3.0-25.8); (iii) falls RR (95% CI): 0.9 (0.5-1.5), 1.3 (0.6-2.5) and 1.1 (0.4-3.5). in community dwelling elders presenting to the ED following minor trauma, TUG scores were associated with frailty and strongly associated with functional decline at 3 and 6 months post injury. TUG scores were not associated with self-reported falls. Use of the TUG in the ED will help identify frail patients at risk of functional decline.

  13. Media in Colombia and the icing on conflict

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    Full Text Available It has sparked a broad discussion in Colombia on the role of the media in the historical conflict. In good time the ice on this subject, breaks taboo for decades, from the program Hora 20, of the radio station Caracol, one of the distinguished radial country houses, who dared to take the plunge and go to Havana to panelists include as spokespeople peace delegation FARC-EP

  14. Imaginaries of Judicial Practices in Cali, Colombia

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    Lina Buchely

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the emotions of users and functionaries involved in the justice system and the administration of justice in Cali, Colombia. The analysis presented argues that the state not only employs a bureaucratic rational language but also invokes emotions and feelings. In this sense, it is not only the central imaginaries of the state justice system and judicial processes but also the idea of justice itself that is marked by tediousness, delay and chaos, imaginaries of the system that were identified by the users and the officials involved in the administration of the system. There is no justice if it is not a process that is tedious, marked by ritual, mysticism, disorder and difficulties. These findings demonstrate that, against liberal discourses that emphasize the order, unity and rationality of public actions, that the power of the state actually operates through the disaggregated, the irrational and the emotional, a much wider and inexplicable framework.

  15. Marantáceas Nuevas de Colombia

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    Smith Lyman B.

    1948-06-01

    Full Text Available Identificando numeroso material botánico en el United States National Herbarium, hemos hallado varias especies de la familia Marantaceae, especialmente de Colombia, que todavía no han sido descritas. No intentamos tratar sobre todas ellas en el presente trabajo, sino que nos limitamos a describir las más notables, dejando las demás para un estudio posterior, cuando se disponga de material más completo. Para poder entender con exactitud la estructura de las brácteas menores, así como de los pétalos y el androceo de estas plantas, no obstante lo mucho que se puede averiguar con ejemplares secos de herbario, es necesario que las observaciones se hagan sobre material vivo. La necesidad de estudiar en vivo las Marantáceas es mayor que En la gran mayoría de las familias que componen las Fanerógamas.

  16. Innovación en hidrocarburos en Colombia

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    Juan Benavides Estévez-Bretón

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta parte del Proyecto DNP- Uniandes sobre Clusters en la industria minero energética. El análisis se centrará en la innovación en hidrocarburos: primero, el planteamiento básico; segundo, los retos y oportunidades, y tercero, las líneas de acción en las que Colombia puede trabajar.//This article presents a fragment of the DNP- Uniandes project on Clusters in the energy mining industry. Specifically, the analysis focuses on innovation in hydrocarbons, starting with the project's basic approach. Next, it exposes the challenges and opportunities present in the Colombian context. Finally, it discusses the lines of action within which Colombia will move forward.

  17. Prevention of School Desertion in Colombia

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    Walker, Sarah

    2004-01-01

    Colombia has been ravaged for over 40-years by escalating civil conflict and more than half of its population of 42 million live below the poverty line. As a result, many children and young people are excluded from school and drop out rates of those who gain places are high. It is in Bogota, the capital of Colombia, where many displaced families…

  18. LA INGENIERÍA EN COLOMBIA

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    GABRIEL POVEDA RAMOS

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Se reproduce este texto como la única fuente confiable de consulta hallada, acerca de la historia de la ingeniería en Colombia. Originalmente fue publicado en “Historia Social de las Ciencias en Colombia", como resultado de una investigación de más de 10 años

  19. Colombia: a new awareness in minerals

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    Dayton, S.

    1977-11-01

    Colombia produces about 4 million tpy of coal; probable reserves are more than 500 million tonnes, and possibly as much as 7 billion tonnes. Coking coal is mined near Bogota and Cucuta. Possible future mining operations are discussed. Includes a map of Colombia coal deposits and an analysis of Cerrejon steam coal.

  20. Malaria mortality in Colombia, 1979-2008 Mortalidad por paludismo en Colombia, 1979-2008

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    Introduction. In Colombia, malaria represents a serious public health problem. It is estimated that approximately 60% of the population is at risk of the disease.
    Objective. To describe the mortality trends for malaria in Colombia, from 1979 to 2008.
    Materials and methods. A descriptive study to determine the trends of the malaria mortality was carried out. The information sources used were databases of registered deaths and population projections from 1979 to 2008 of the National Statistics Department. The indicator used was the mortality rate. The trend was analyzed by join point regression.
    Results. Six thousands nine hundred and sixty five deaths caused by malaria were certified for an age-adjusted rate of 0.74 deaths/100.000 inhabitants for the study period. In 74.3% of the deaths, the parasite species was not mentioned. The trend in the mortality rate showed a statistically significant decreasing behavior, which was lower from the second half of the nineties as compared with that presented in the eighties.
    Conclusions. The magnitude of mortality by malaria in Colombia is not high, in spite of the evident underreporting. A marked downward trend was observed between 1979 and 2008. The information obtained from death certificates, along with that of the public health surveillance system will allow to modify the recommendations and improve the implementation of preventive and control measures to further reduce the mortality caused by malaria.


    Introducción. En Colombia, el paludismo representa un grave problema de salud pública. Se estima que, aproximadamente, 60 % de la población se encuentra en riesgo de enfermar o de morir por esta causa.
    Objetivo. Describir la tendencia de la mortalidad por paludismo en Colombia desde 1979 hasta 2008.
    Materiales y métodos. Se llevó a cabo un estudio descriptivo para determinar la tendencia de las tasas de mortalidad. Las fuentes de informaci

  1. Ochetosoma heterocoelium (Digenea: Plagiorchiidae in snakes from Colombia Ochetosoma heterocoelium (Digenea: Plagiorchiidae en ofidios de Colombia

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    Carolina Lenis

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Ochetosoma heterocoelium Travassos, 1921 is a parasite that has been identified in snakes from different locations in Colombia and is considered of veterinary importance. Here, we present a redescription based on morphological traits of juveniles and adults. Parasite burden of O. heterocoelium in the host varied between 3-207 individuals which were localized in the oral cavity of snakes, causing damage that range from small infections to mechanical obstruction of the esophagus and Jacobson's organ. The low levels of abundance and prevalence in the snakes Leptodeira septentrionalis, Bothriechis schlegelli, Bothrops asper and Porthidium nasutum coming from the localities of Maceo, Vegachí and Acandí regions, suggest that the parasite is not a threat to the snakes of Colombia. We propose a treatment program that consists of manual removal of Digenea as well as treating snakes with antihelminthics, the applaying of soft antiseptics and monitoring recovery. The prevalence of O. heterocoelium was established in new regions, namely Middle Magdalena, Valle de Aburrá, Urabá Chocoano and northern Colombia. This extends the known geographical distribution from Brazil and Venezuela. New hosts were also identified: Atractus lasallei, Bothriechis schlegelli, Bothrops asper, Chironius carinatus, Leptodeira septentrionalis, Leptophis ahaetulla and Porthidium nasutum.Se identifica Ochetosoma heterocoelium Travassos, 1921 como un parásito de importancia veterinaria en ofidios de diferentes localidades de Colombia y se redescribe con base en las características morfológicas de individuos juveniles y adultos. La carga parasitaria de O. heterocoelium varió de 3-207 individuos alojados en la cavidad bucal de los ofidios, causando desde infecciones leves hasta obstrucción mecánica en el esófago y órgano de Jacobson. Los bajos valores de abundancia y prevalencia en las localidades de Maceo, Vegachí y Acandí y en los ofidios Leptodeira septentrionalis

  2. Interactive design of farm conversion : linking agricultural research and farmer learning for sustainable small scale horticulture production in Colombia

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    Lee, R.A.

    2002-01-01

    Times Roman" COLOR="#000000">Key words: interactive conversion design / vegetable production / small farms / sustainable farming / Colombia / learning processes / facilitation / agricultural research methods

  3. Cryptotermes colombianus a new drywood termite and distribution record of Cryptotermes in Colombia.

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    Casalla, Robin; Scheffrahn, Rudolf; Korb, Judith

    2016-01-01

    A new species of drywood termite (Kalotermitidae), Cryptotermes colombianus, is described and new records for Cryptotermes cylindroceps and Cryptotermes mangoldi are presented from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Cryptotermes colombianus is described from two soldiers and genetic sequences. This unusual species differs noticeably from other regional Cryptotermes species for its weak and inconspicuous definition of the frontal and genal horns and its acute angle of the frons with respect to the vertex. Cryptotermes colombianus clustered with species from the Ethiopian and Oriental region and it is closely related to Cryptotermes havilandi. Cryptotermes cylindroceps is widely distributed along the Colombian Caribbean coast, commonly associated with dead wood in mangrove habitats. It also is commonly found in wooden furniture, constituting an important household pest. Cryptotermes mangoldi is reported from the Caribbean mainland for the first time. With these new records, there are now five Cryptotermes species for Colombia, including the pest species Cryptotermes brevis and Cryptotermes dudleyi. This new description raises the numbers of Neotropical Cryptotermes to a total of 34 species, of which 2 are fossils, 4 introduced, and 28 endemic.

  4. Cryptotermes colombianus a new drywood termite and distribution record of Cryptotermes in Colombia

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    Casalla, Robin; Scheffrahn, Rudolf; Korb, Judith

    2016-01-01

    Abstract A new species of drywood termite (Kalotermitidae), Cryptotermes colombianus, is described and new records for Cryptotermes cylindroceps and Cryptotermes mangoldi are presented from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Cryptotermes colombianus is described from two soldiers and genetic sequences. This unusual species differs noticeably from other regional Cryptotermes species for its weak and inconspicuous definition of the frontal and genal horns and its acute angle of the frons with respect to the vertex. Cryptotermes colombianus clustered with species from the Ethiopian and Oriental region and it is closely related to Cryptotermes havilandi. Cryptotermes cylindroceps is widely distributed along the Colombian Caribbean coast, commonly associated with dead wood in mangrove habitats. It also is commonly found in wooden furniture, constituting an important household pest. Cryptotermes mangoldi is reported from the Caribbean mainland for the first time. With these new records, there are now five Cryptotermes species for Colombia, including the pest species Cryptotermes brevis and Cryptotermes dudleyi. This new description raises the numbers of Neotropical Cryptotermes to a total of 34 species, of which 2 are fossils, 4 introduced, and 28 endemic. PMID:27408575

  5. Polarity Correspondence in Metaphor Congruency Effects: Structural Overlap Predicts Categorization Times for Bipolar Concepts Presented in Vertical Space

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    2012-01-01

    Previous research has shown that words presented on metaphor congruent locations (e.g., positive words "up" on the screen and negative words "down" on the screen) are categorized faster than words presented on metaphor incongruent locations (e.g., positive words "down" and negative words "up"). These…

  6. Description of Lutzomyia (Trichophoromyia) pabloi n. sp. and the female of L. howardi (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Colombia.

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    Barreto, Mauricio; Burbano, María Elena; Young, David G

    2002-07-01

    A new Lutzomyia species in the subgenus Trichophoromyia, L. pabloi, is described and illustrated. A description of the previously unknown female of L. howardi Young is also presented. These specimens were captured in the Amazon region of Colombia.

  7. La internacionalizacion como objetivo explicito en la vision y mision declaradas de las 500 empresas mas grandes en Colombia

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    Robledo-Ardila, Cristina; Rios-Molina, Carolina

    2013-01-01

    El presente estudio es de caracter empirico y busca establecer--mediante el analisis de contenido de la vision y la mision de las 500 empresas mas grandes de Colombia--si la internacionalizacion hace...

  8. Dynamic contrast optical coherence tomography: quantitative measurement of microvascular transit-time distributions in vivo (Conference Presentation)

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    Merkle, Conrad W.; Srinivasan, Vivek J.

    2016-03-01

    Transit time is a fundamental microcirculatory parameter that is critical in determining oxygen delivery from capillaries to surrounding tissue. Recently, it was demonstrated theoretically that capillary transit-time heterogeneity potentially leads to non-uniform oxygen extraction in micro-domains. However, in spite of its importance, capillary transit-time distribution has been challenging to quantify comprehensively and efficiently at the microscopic level. Here, we introduce a method, called Dynamic Contrast Optical Coherence Tomography (DyC-OCT), based on dynamic cross-sectional OCT imaging of the kinetics of an intravascular tracer during its passage through the field-of-view. DyC-OCT is used to quantitatively measure the transit-time distribution in microvascular networks in cross-section at the single-capillary level. Transit-time metrics are derived from analysis of the temporal characteristics of the dynamic scattering signal, related to tracer concentration, using indicator-dilution theory. Since DyC-OCT does not require calibration of the optical focus, quantitative accuracy is achieved even deep in highly scattering brain tissue where the focal spot degrades. After direct validation of DyC-OCT against the dilution curves measured using a fluorescent plasma label in the surface pial vessels of a mouse brain, imaged through a thinned-skull, glass coverslip-reinforced cranial window, the laminar transit-time distribution was investigated in microvasculature across the entire depth of the mouse somatosensory cortex. Laminar trends were identified, with the earliest transit times in the middle cortical layers, and the lowest heterogeneity in cortical layer 4. The new DyC-OCT technique affords a novel perspective of microvascular networks, with the unique capability of performing simultaneous measurements of transit-time distributions across cortical laminae.

  9. Extension of geographic distribution of Chrysobrycon hesperus and C. myersi (Characiformes, Characidae, Stevardiinae for several drainages flowing into the Amazon River Basin in Peru and Colombia Extensión de la distribución geográfica de Chrysobrycon hesperus y C. myersi (Characiformes, Characidae, Stevardiinae para varios drenajes fluyendo hacia la cuenca del Amazonas en Perú y Colombia

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    James Anyelo Vanegas-Ríos

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The geographic distribution of Chrysobrycon hesperus (Böhlke and C. myersi Weitzman and Menezes is extended to new localities from the upper Amazon Basin in Peru and Colombia. Chrysobrycon hesperus is recorded for the first time for the Putumayo River Basin in Colombia.Se amplía la distribución geográfica de Chrysobrycon hesperus (Böhlke y C. myersi Weitzman y Menezes para nuevas localidades de la cuenca alta del Amazonas en Perú y Colombia. Chrysobrycon hesperus se registra por primera vez para la cuenca del río Putumayo en Colombia.

  10. Historia de la Tuberculosis en Colombia

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    Ricardo Rueda González

    2003-03-01

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    IV EXPOSICIÓN TEMPORAL.

     

    Con fecha octubre 2 de 2002 el Museo de Historia de la Medicina inauguró la IV Exposición Témporal sobre el tema de la "Historia de la Tuberculosis en Colombia".

    Agradecimientos
    La Comisión de Museo de la Academia Nacional de Medicina expresa su agradecimiento al Fondo de Promoción de la Cultura - Museo Arqueológico Casa Marqués de San Jorge, en especial a su directora
    María Cristina Vargas y a su curadora Doris Rojas; a la doctora Magnolia Arango Loboguerrero, al doctor José Perea, a la doctora María Cristina Eslava, al laboratorio Novartis de Colombia y a la bibliotecóloga de la Academia, Ruth Aleida Vega Montes.


    La Comisión Permanente de Museo escogió este tema por las siguientes razones:
    1. La tuberculosis es aún hoy una enfermedad endémica que afecta a un grupo muy importante de los colombianos, especialmente los de bajos recursos.
    2. Es una enfermedad que ha estado presente en territorio colombiano desde mucho antes del descubrimiento de América.
    3. Por la importancia de esta enfermedad en el pueblo colombiano se creó la "Campaña antituberculosa" del Ministerio de Salud.

  11. Five new species of Culicoides Latreille described from Colombia, yielding a new species list and country records (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae

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    Gustavo R Spinelli

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available The following five new species of Culicoides from Colombia are described, illustrated and placed to subgenus or species group: Culicoides antioquiensis, Culicoides gabrieli, Culicoides inermis, Culicoides micayensis and Culicoides nigrifemur. C. gabrieli is also known from Peru. When possible, their position in previously published keys is indicated and their features discussed in light of the most recent revisions. A list of 180 Culicoides species known (114 or suspected of being in Colombia (66 is given in a Table. Of these, 12 including the new species are recorded from Colombia for the first time.

  12. Are larks future-oriented and owls present-oriented? Age- and sex-related shifts in chronotype-time perspective associations.

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    Nowack, Kati; van der Meer, Elke

    2013-12-01

    The chronotype (morningness/eveningness) relates to individual differences in circadian preferences. Time perspective (past, present, future) refers to the preference to rely on a particular temporal frame for decision-making processes and behavior. First evidence suggests that future time perspective is associated with greater morningness and present time perspective with greater eveningness. However, little is known about how chronotype-time perspective relationships may alter over the life span. This present study investigated links between chronotype and time perspective more thoroughly by taking age and sex into account as well. Seven hundred six participants aged between 17 and 74 completed German adaptations of the Morningness--Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) and Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI). Controlling for age and sex, relationships between morningness and future time perspective as well as between eveningness and present time perspective were replicated. These findings were supported by significant associations between time perspective and midpoint of sleep. Future time perspective was linked to earlier midpoints of sleep, indicating an early chronotype. Present time perspective was associated with later midpoints of sleep, indicating a late chronotype. However, age and sex had an impact on the chronotype-time perspective relationships. In all age groups, male larks were more future-oriented and less present-oriented, male owls more present-oriented and less future-oriented. The same conclusion could be drawn for female adolescents and young adults. For female adults above 30, there was no interrelationship between morningness and future time perspective but between eveningness and past time perspective. Female adult owls were more present-oriented as well as more past-oriented. Female adult larks were less present-oriented and less past-oriented. Findings are discussed in the light of neuroendocrine and serotonergic functioning.

  13. [A complexity-based approach to zoonoses in Colombia].

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    Agudelo-Suárez, Angela N

    2012-01-01

    The present reflection was aimed at making a contribution towards improving control policy and programs integrality and efficacy in an attempt to answer the following question, "How can understanding zoonoses in Colombia be approached from a complexity-based approach?" The first part of this article examines zoonoses as a complex problem and the reiterated tendency of control policy and programs to deal with them as a simple problem, involving unidisciplinary and reductionist responses. The current status of complexity is synthesized as a paradigm, as are the advantages of using it in analysis and formulating policy and interventions. Possible fields of work are proposed for development when approaching zoonoses in Colombia from a complexity science viewpoint.

  14. The Software Industry in the Coffee Triangle of Colombia

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    Cuesta, Albeiro; Joyanes, Luis; López, Marcelo

    The so-called "Coffee Triangle" region is located in the Andean Region, in central Colombia, South America. This Andean Region is composed of the Departments of Caldas, Quindío and Risaralda. The Andean Region has been characterized by the production of coffee as a worldwide industry supported by high Quality and Research standards. These components have become the key bastions to compete in international markets. After the decline of the Coffee industry it is necessary to consider alternatives, supplemented by the success of the Software Industry at the global level. The strengthening of the Software Industry in the Coffee Triangle seeks to establish a productive alternative for regional growth in a visionary way, where knowledge, a fundamental input of the Software Industry, is emerging as one of the greatest assets present in this geographical area - Andean Region - of Colombia.

  15. Catálogo de los Myxomycetes registrados para Colombia

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    Uribe Meléndez Jaime

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    Full Text Available A list of the species and varieties of Myxomycetes reported for Colombia is presented. It reports 95 species and 2 varieties, included in 26 genera and 10 families, which representing the live orders actually acepted for the group. This study was carried out in the Colombian National Herbarium based in the collection deposited there and reports of literature. Include information about collectors and departmental distribution.Se presenta una lista de los Myxomycetes registrados para Colombia, se registran 95 especies y 2 variedades de Myxomycetes, agrupadas en 26 géneros y 10 familias, las cuales representan los cinco órdenes actualmente aceptados para el grupo. El estudio se realizó con base en las colecciones depositadas en el Herbario Nacional Colombiano y los registros en la literatura. Incluye información sobre colectores y distribución departamental.

  16. Colombia: reasons to create a national space agency

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    Arenales-Vergara, Oscar A.

    2004-01-01

    All modern nations are concerned with their independence, whether political, economic, or intellectual. That is why we support countries which are in the process of development becoming actively involved in the international space scene. Indeed, having limitations in industrial and technological exchange, we feel excluded today from key fields which hold promise for our future. The present moment is one of serious crises in Colombia's history. This paper thus proposes to demonstrate how the nation could, in an atmosphere free from fratricidal conflicts, exploit its space capabilities. We do not limit our focus to the scientific field, but also consider the social, economic and cultural aspects. The results of this research delineate how Colombia could start a new optimistic phase of its development, joining the international space programs within the framework of agreements among the regional governments in Latin America.

  17. Tragedia humanitaria del desplazamiento forzado en Colombia The Humanitarian Tragedy of Forced Displacement in Colombia

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    Luis Jorge Garay Salamanca

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta un diagnóstico de la situación de la población desplazada en Colombia, a partir de los resultados de la II Encuesta Nacional de Verificación de la Comisión de Seguimiento a la Política Pública sobre Desplazamiento Forzado, realizada en 2008. Factores de vulnerabilidad en materia de salud, educación, seguridad alimentaria, vivienda, informalidad laboral, generación de ingresos, entre otros, revelan una situación de extrema precariedad que está lejos todavía del goce efectivo de derechos por parte de la población en situación de desplazamiento, la cual sintetiza la gravedad de la crisis humanitaria que padece el país.This article presents a diagnosis of the situation of the population of displaced persons in Colombia, from the results of the Second National Verification Survey of the Monitoring Commission of Public Policies on Forced Displacement carried out in 2008. Factors of vulnerability in the areas of health, education, food security, housing, informal labor, generation of incomes, among others, reveal a situation of extreme precariousness that is still far away from the effective enjoyment of rights on the part of populations in situations of forced displacement, which synthesizes the gravity of the humanitarian crisis from which the country suffers.

  18. NEW DEPARTMENTAL RECORDS FOR Digitonthophagus Gazella (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE IN COLOMBIA Nuevos Registros Departamentales de Digitonthophagus Gazella (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae en Colombia

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    JORGE ARI NORIEGA

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The introduced dung beetle Digitonthophagus Gazella was reported for the Caribbean Region of Colombia in the 90's. During a survey carried out along the Magdalena river, new records of the presence of this species were found in the departments of Boyacá, Caldas, Cundinamarca, Santander and Tolima for the first time.El escarabajo coprófago introducido Digitonthophagus Gazella fue reportado en la región Caribe de Colombia en los años 90. Durante un estudio que se realizó a lo largo del río Magdalena nuevos registros de la presencia de esta especie se reportan para los departamentos de Boyacá, Caldas, Cundinamarca, Santander y Tolima por primera vez.

  19. Food Innocuousness: Prospect In Colombia

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    Ana Elvira Ortiz Amaya

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    Full Text Available Food innocuousness, on all over the world, is receiving more attention due to the increment in the incidence of food borne diseases (ETAs, the worry about emergent known dangers and the globalization of trade. Consequently, this literature review shows the progress in relation to this thematic, in Colombia. It covers topics as the relation between food innocuousness and safety, the international and national organizations involved, the developments, in legislation, the system of epidemiological surveillance of ETAs and their perspectives, as cornerstones to ensure food quality

  20. Banca y Region en Colombia

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    Juan Santiago Correa

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el desarrollo del sistema monetario y bancario de Colombia entre 1850 y 1880. El debate político y la lucha de poder entre las élites regionales, y entre los grupos políticos en el ámbito nacional, configuraron el modelo económico de la época. Más allá de su viabilidad técnica, las decisiones económicas estuvieron asociadas a la visión de nación que cada grupo de poder quería imponer a los demás.

  1. El comportamiento criminal en Colombia

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    Jaime Samudio

    2001-01-01

    Se presentan los principales factores que influyen en el comportamiento criminal, que son de cuatro clases: precriminógenos (factores sociohistóricos y biológicos), criminógenos 1 (pautas de crianza), criminógenos 2 (en la pubertad y adolescencia) y citcunstanciales (condiciones que aumentan la probabilidad de la conducta criminal facilitándola). Se describen varios casos, incluyendo los "gamines" de Colombia, la llamada "cultura de la violencia", la migración, y otros. Se analiza...

  2. Enfermedad de Chagas en Colombia

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    Fernando Serpa Florez

    1985-12-01

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    La tripanosomiasis americana o enfermedad de Chagas se halla ampliamente distribuida en Centro y Sur América. La Organización Mundial de la Salud considera que pueden haber doce millones de casos de esta dolencia en el continente (1, estudiados principalmente en Argentina, Brasil y Venezuela. Se calcula que en Colombia tendríamos una incidencia muy alta de casos, (Marinkelle (2 estima que 7.140/0 de la población podría estar infectada o sea cerca de dos millones de personas, distribuidos en las zonas rurales del nordeste del país (cuenca del Catatumbo Magdalena Medio y Llanos Orientales (Piedemonte, Macarena y Meta cercano (3 (4 (5 Y que seis millones de nuestros compatriotas -22.30/0 de la población total- (2 corren el riesgo de adquirir la enfermedad pues habitan en regiones donde se dan las condiciones para que ésta se propague.


    RESEÑA HISTORICA DE LA ENFERMEDAD EN COLOMBIA
    La existencia de casos de tripanosomiasis americana y de sus vectores fue comprobada en Colombia desde 1929 cuando César Uribe Piedrahita (6 encontró en Prado, Tolima, vectores del mal infectados con T.

    cruzi e Ignacio Moreno Pérez observó dicho hemoflagelado en sangre de seres humanos en Cali (4. En los años siguientes Hernando Ucrós, Benjamín Otálora, Hernando Groot, Santiago Renjifo, Hernando Osorno, Carlos Duarte Rangel, C.J. Marinkelle, Augusto Corredor, Ernesto Suescún y varios otros investigadores colomb iano s describieron diversos focos de la enfermedad en Colombia y estudiaron la distribución de sus vectores y huéspedes intermediarios. En 1947 1. Caicedo y C. Hernández publicaron su informe sobre los primeros casos crónicos de enfermedad de Chagas comprobados en nuestro país, procedentes de la región de Fusagasugá, Cundinamarca (7 en tanto que, en 1961, Marcos Duque inicia los estudios sobre cardiopatía chagásica (8 y Hernando Rocha, en 1971, comunica

  3. La industria maltera en Colombia

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    Bernardo Parra Restrepo

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo estudia la industria maltera de Colombia, su origen, evolución y el estado en que se encuentra. Presenta cifras respecto al comportamiento de la producción y ventas. Muestra las relaciones de propiedad y describe la importancia relativa de la empresa con las otras subsidiarias del grupo económico al que pertenece. De otra parte analiza las relaciones obrero/patronales en el contexto actual y las relaciones con la agroindustria colombiana.

  4. MICROCRÉDITO EN COLOMBIA

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    Bernardo Barona Z

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    Full Text Available El artículo tiene como propósitos: proporcionar una visión general de la forma en que el financiamiento de los microempresarios y los estratos más vulnerables de la población ha sido abocada en Colombia; resumir los grandes retos que enfrenta en la actualidad el programa de microfinanzas en el mundo, presentar el programa de investigación que están adelantando las Universidades Icesi y del Valle en Colombia en asocio con la Universidad de Laval en Canadá y con algunos centros de Investigación de Filipinas, Marruecos y Benin y algunos resultados parciales de este esfuerzo investigativo; y, presentar algunas recomendaciones tendientes a fortalecer a las organizaciones microfinancieras en el país. Una revisión de la historia y el estado actual del microcrédito en Colombia indica que los esfuerzos hasta ahora realizados parecen haberse quedado muy cortos frente a las necesidades de financiación de los microempresarios: la cobertura de microemepresarios alcanzada por instituciones gubernamentales, ONG y la banca convencional ha sido muy baja. En cuanto a los retos que afronta el movimiento microfinanciero en el mundo dos muy importantes son (i, clarificar el efecto de los diferentes esfuerzos de microcrédito realizados en la reducción de la pobreza de la población del país y, (ii, identificar mecanismos para lograr un aumento significativo de la cobertura mediante un balance adecuado entre regulación, supervisión y disciplina de mercado. Los principales resultados (parciales obtenidos en la línea de investigación descrita en este artículo son (i, contrario a lo que con frecuencia se asume, a medida que una organización cooperativa crece en tamaño no necesariamente se torna más eficiente: los posibles beneficios de la mayor escala fueron más que compensados en las empresas estudiadas por nosotros por la propensión al gasto excesivo que exhiben los gerentes en caso de instituciones de mayor tamaño (ii, las cooperativas

  5. Colombia competente para la paz

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    Norma Sofía Vanegas Torres

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    La paz y la convivencia en Colombia demandan el desarrollo de un enfoque humanístico, una competencia particular que como las restantes competencias implican un saber y un saber hacer dentro de un contexto, pero que en este caso se relacionan más concretamente con el saber vivir. Este artículo analiza el desarrollo de una posible de competencia para la paz y analiza la importancia de la academia como medio para su desarrollo e instrumentalización. Se analizan al mismo tiempo las connotaciones...

  6. Colombia competente para la paz

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    Norma Sofía Vanegas Torres

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available La paz y la convivencia en Colombia demandan el desarrollo de un enfoque humanístico, una competencia particular que como las restantes competencias implican un saber y un saber hacer dentro de un contexto, pero que en este caso se relacionan más concretamente con el saber vivir. Este artículo analiza el desarrollo de una posible de competencia para la paz y analiza la importancia de la academia como medio para su desarrollo e instrumentalización. Se analizan al mismo tiempo las connotaciones de esta competencia en el marco de la sociedad posmoderna contemporánea.

  7. Vicisitudes del Bipartidismo en Colombia

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    Esther Parra Ramírez

    1999-01-01

    Sobre la base de las características propias del sistema de partidos en Colombia, este artículo intenta mostrar, partiendo de la génesis de los dos partidos tradicionales, tanto los elementos funcionales que han guiado la historia política nacional, como la problemática que desde el análisis político se puede revisar teniendo como base el accionar bipartidista desde su existencia hasta las transformaciones operadas en el sistema político colombiano durante la última década y que afectaron el ...

  8. The concept of time presented by elementary and high school students: an analysis using Gaston Bachelard’s epistemology

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    André Ferrer P. Martins

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work is, based on the epistemology of Gaston Bachelard, to understand aspects of the construction of the concept of time by elementary and high school students. The main study consisted of 17 (seventeen semi-structured interviews. The data analysis allowed outlining the most distinctive characteristics of the conceptualisation of time, a process that could be represented as a movement towards an increasing objectivity and rationalism. It was also possible to evaluate the relevance of our theoretical framework for the interpretation of this process. Particularly, the theoretical notions of epistemological obstacle and epistemological profile were fruitful when confronted against the empirical data.

  9. Measurement on Usage of the Internet Banking in Colombia

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    Fredy ECS

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Internet Banking is a set of financial services through internet platforms. Its measure is oriented towards infrastructures more than users. For such a reason, it is required to understand the needs of strengthening measurements in Internet Banking uses. In Colombia, there were no studies identified in measurement of Internet Banking most used service and motivating factors for such uses. Therefore, the purpose of this study herein is to present the results on the measurements of Internet Banking uses in Colombia in order to explore which of those services are the most used in the country and which most important aspects influence such uses. Method used for this study is composed by a conceptual framework and an assessment process divided into a design and implementation of an adequate measurement system and presentation of results. These results have shown that bank statement and account statement are the most used Internet Banking based services in Colombia. Moreover, quality, familiarity, use and usability and trust are the most influencing factors in the use of Internet Banking in this country.

  10. El voto electrónico en Colombia: análisis de viabilidad de su implementación

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    Mendoza Suarez, Carmen Rosa

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    La implementación del voto electrónico en Colombia, mandato legal originado en la Ley 892 de 2004 en desarrollo del artículo 258 de la Constitución Política de Colombia, es el tema del presente trabajo, en el cual se hace un compendio histórico de la evolución del voto en Colombia, pasando a establecer los avances en el cumplimiento de la llamada por muchos “Ley de Voto Electrónico”, haciendo un recorrido por las actividades realizadas por la Organización Electoral, en especial, por la Regis...

  11. Impresiones de los Mexicanos sobre la imagen país de Colombia

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    Lina María Echeverri Cañas

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    Full Text Available La imagen país de Colombia ha sido objeto de discusión en los campos de los negocios internacionales y el marketing territorial. Colombia es un país con un posicionamiento tradicional asociado al narcotráfico y al café, situación que ha llevado a los gobiernos de la última década a definir nuevas estrategias que ayuden a mejorar la reputación del país en mercados internacionales. Sin embargo, sus esfuerzos han sido de poco impacto porque la imagen país de Colombia todavía mantiene una asociación histórica negativa resultado del narcotráfico. En este sentido, el presente artículo aborda los resultados de una investigación realizada sobre las impresiones que tienen los mexicanos que han visitado y no han visitado a Colombia. Se eligió a México porque es el segundo emisor de turistas hacia Colombia procedentes de Norteamérica. Por medio de una investigación empírica aplicada a una muestra de 190 mexicanos mayores de 18 años, se encontró que el posicionamiento se mantiene negativo y se asocia al país con drogas, terrorismo, inseguridad y corrupción. Dicha percepción contrasta con un atributo que se destaca en el estudio, y es que se asocia a Colombia con la amabilidad de su población. Los resultados del estudio se obtuvieron finalizando el 2013. Palabras clave: Asociación; Colombia; imagen país; México; percepción; visitantes.Mexicans' impressions of Colombia's country imageAbstractThe country image of Colombia has been discussed in the fields of international business and territorial marketing. Colombia is a country with a positioning associated with drug trafficking and coffee. This situation has led governments in the last decade to define new strategies to help improve Colombia’s reputation in international markets. However, its efforts have been of little impact, because the image of Colombia country still maintains negative due to its historical association. In this sense, this article discusses the results

  12. Integrating field plots, lidar, and landsat time series to provide temporally consistent annual estimates of biomass from 1990 to present

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    Warren B. Cohen; Hans-Erik Andersen; Sean P. Healey; Gretchen G. Moisen; Todd A. Schroeder; Christopher W. Woodall; Grant M. Domke; Zhiqiang Yang; Robert E. Kennedy; Stephen V. Stehman; Curtis Woodcock; Jim Vogelmann; Zhe Zhu; Chengquan. Huang

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    We are developing a system that provides temporally consistent biomass estimates for national greenhouse gas inventory reporting to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Our model-assisted estimation framework relies on remote sensing to scale from plot measurements to lidar strip samples, to Landsat time series-based maps. As a demonstration, new...

  13. Analog time-reversed ultrasonically encoded (TRUE) optical focusing inside scattering media with high power gain (Conference Presentation)

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    Ma, Cheng; Xu, Xiao; Wang, Lihong V.

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    Focusing light deep inside scattering media plays a key role in such biomedical applications as high resolution optical imaging, control, and therapy. In recent years, wavefront shaping technologies have come a long way in controlling light propagation in complex media. A prominent example is time-reversed ultrasonically encoded (TRUE) focusing, which allows noninvasive introduction of "guide stars" inside biological tissue to guide light focusing. By measuring the optical wavefront emanating from an ultrasound focus created at the target location, TRUE determines the desired wavefront non-iteratively, and achieves focusing at the target position via a subsequent optical time reversal. Compared to digital counterparts that employ slow electronic spatial light modulators and cameras, analog TRUE focusing relies on nonlinear photorefractive crystals that inherently accommodate more spatial modes and eliminate the troublesome alignment and data transfer required by digital approaches. However, analog TRUE focusing suffers from its small gain, defined as the energy or power ratio between the focusing and probing beams in the focal volume. Here, by implementing a modified analog TRUE focusing scheme that squeezes the duration of the time-reversed photon packet below the carrier-recombination-limited hologram decay time of the crystal, we demonstrated a photon flux amplification much greater than unity at a preset focal voxel in between two scattering layers. Although the energy gain was still below unity, the unprecedented power gain will nevertheless benefit new biomedical applications.

  14. Potential for passive cooling of buildings by night-time ventilation in present and future climates in Europe

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    Artmann, Nikolai; Manz, Heinrich; Heiselberg, Per

    2006-01-01

    -time ventilative cooling over the whole of Northern Europe and a still significant potential in Central, Eastern and even some regions of Southern Europe. However, given the inherent stochastic properties of weather patterns, series of warmer nights can occur at some locations, where passive cooling by night...

  15. Ophthalmic Manifestations of Congenital Zika Syndrome in Colombia and Venezuela.

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    Yepez, Juan B; Murati, Felipe A; Pettito, Michele; Peñaranda, Carlos F; de Yepez, Jazmin; Maestre, Gladys; Arevalo, J Fernando

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    The ocular manifestations and sequelae of Zika virus infection are not well known. Recently, the World Health Organization changed the declaration of Zika as a public health emergency and designated the viral outbreak and related microcephaly clusters as a long-term program of work. This change indicates the urgent need to evaluate and document ophthalmic manifestations in patients for timely management of this disease. In addition, confirmation whether the public health problem in Brazil extends to other regions in South America is needed. To report the ocular manifestations of congenital Zika syndrome with microcephaly in Colombia and Venezuela. This prospective case series included 43 patients from 2 ophthalmic centers in Colombia and Venezuela who underwent evaluation from October 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, and were clinically diagnosed with congenital Zika syndrome. Twenty patients were Hispanic; 13, African; 8, white; and 2, Native American. Ophthalmic and systemic evaluations and serologic testing were performed on all infants. Patients underwent external ocular examination and dilated ophthalmoscopy. Serologic testing ruled out toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, syphilis, and human immunodeficiency virus. Ophthalmic manifestations of congenital Zika syndrome. Of the 43 patients included in this series (28 female and 15 male), the mean (SD) age at examination was 2.1 (1.5) months. The mothers of all the children had no ophthalmic findings and did not report ocular symptoms during pregnancy. All patients had bilateral ophthalmic manifestations. Optic nerve findings included hypoplasia with the double-ring sign, pallor, and increased cup-disc ratio in 5 patients (11.6%). Macular abnormalities included mild to severe pigment mottling in 27 patients (63%) and lacunar maculopathy in 3 (6.9%). Chorioretinal scarring was present in 3 patients (7%). Eleven patients (26%) had a combination of lesions in the posterior pole. Five patients (12%) were

  16. Conflicto educativo y cultura política en Colombia

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    Martha Cecilia Herrera

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    Full Text Available La intensidad y crecimiento de las manifestaciones de la violencia en Colombia parecen señalar que la edificación de un proyecto colectivo debe estar mediado por la creación de un orden institucional que sea capaz de saldar la gran deuda social existente en el país y que, a su vez, proporcione mecanismos eficaces para resolver las disputas sociales sin recurrir al aniquilamiento individual o colectivo como fórmula válida y legítima de regulación de la vida social. Así mismo, en este contexto se ha puesto en discusión el papel que la educación puede jugar en la creación y afianzamiento de un proyecto cultural democrático. En esta perspectiva, nos interesa abordar tres puntos específicos en el presente artículo. Primero, mostrar algunas características esenciales del conflicto en la cultura política colombiana. Segundo se-ñalar a manera de esbozo el estado de la discusión en torno a las teorías del conflicto y observar la relación que existe entre la solución de los conflictos y la construcción de cultura democrática. Tercero, considerar el papel que puede jugar la educación en el proceso de construcción de un proyecto cultural democrático.The intensity and growth of manifestations of violence in Colombia appear to signal that the construction of a collective project should be mediated by the creation of an institutional order that is able to come to terms with the high social debt in the country and that at the same time, can provide effective mechanisms for solving social disputes way of regulation of social life. Likewise, in this context we a discussion is put forward about the role that education can play in the creation and establishment of a cultural democratic project. In this perspective, we approach three specific points in this article. First, to show some essential characteristics of conflict in Colombian political culture. Second, to sketch the outline of the state of the discussion around theories of

  17. Drugs and Conflict in Colombia: A Policy Framework Analysis of Plan Colombia

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    Preston IV, Charles Putnam

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    Drug cultivation and trafficking combine with a complex civil war that endangers the internal security of Colombia and the legitimacy of the Colombian government. The geo-narcotics problem centered in Colombia adversely impacts not only the social and economic situation in Colombia, but also the regional stability of the entire Andean region and Latin America. The influence of drug trafficking extends throughout South America and the Caribbean into the United States and Europe. Past polici...

  18. Three dimensional time lapse imaging of live cell mitochondria with photothermal optical lock-in optical coherence microscopy (Conference Presentation)

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    Sison, Miguel; Chakrabortty, Sabyasachi; Extermann, Jerome; Nahas, Amir; Pache, Christophe; Weil, Tanja; Lasser, Theo

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    The photothermal optical lock-in optical coherence microscope (poli-OCM) introduced molecular specificity to OCM imaging, which is conventionally, a label-free technique. Here we achieve three-dimensional live cell and mitochondria specific imaging using ~4nm protein-functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). These nanoparticles do not photobleach and we demonstrate they're suitability for long-term time lapse imaging. We compare the accuracy of labelling with these AuNPs using classical fluorescence confocal imaging with a standard mitochondria specific marker. Furthermore, time lapse poli-OCM imaging every 5 minutes over 1.5 hours period was achieved, revealing the ability for three-dimensional monitoring of mitochondria dynamics.

  19. Label-free image-based detection of drug resistance with optofluidic time-stretch microscopy (Conference Presentation)

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    Kobayashi, Hirofumi; Lei, Cheng; Mao, Ailin; Jiang, Yiyue; Guo, Baoshan; Ozeki, Yasuyuki; Goda, Keisuke

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    Acquired drug resistance is a fundamental predicament in cancer therapy. Early detection of drug-resistant cancer cells during or after treatment is expected to benefit patients from unnecessary drug administration and thus play a significant role in the development of a therapeutic strategy. However, the development of an effective method of detecting drug-resistant cancer cells is still in its infancy due to their complex mechanism in drug resistance. To address this problem, we propose and experimentally demonstrate label-free image-based drug resistance detection with optofluidic time-stretch microscopy using leukemia cells (K562 and K562/ADM). By adding adriamycin (ADM) to both K562 and K562/ADM (ADM-resistant K562 cells) cells, both types of cells express unique morphological changes, which are subsequently captured by an optofluidic time-stretch microscope. These unique morphological changes are extracted as image features and are subjected to supervised machine learning for cell classification. We hereby have successfully differentiated K562 and K562/ADM solely with label-free images, which suggests that our technique is capable of detecting drug-resistant cancer cells. Our optofluidic time-stretch microscope consists of a time-stretch microscope with a high spatial resolution of 780 nm at a 1D frame rate of 75 MHz and a microfluidic device that focuses and orders cells. We compare various machine learning algorithms as well as various concentrations of ADM for cell classification. Owing to its unprecedented versatility of using label-free image and its independency from specific molecules, our technique holds great promise for detecting drug resistance of cancer cells for which its underlying mechanism is still unknown or chemical probes are still unavailable.

  20. CHARACTERIZATION OF Phytophthora infestans POPULATIONS IN ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LAS POBLACIONES DE Phytophthora infestan EN ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA

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    Elizabeth Gilchrist Ramelli

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    Full Text Available From the Phytophthora infestans collection of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, the isolates collected in different locations in Antioquia, Colombia between 1994 and 2000 were evaluated. These isolates were obtained from late blight lessons in different hosts. In 2000, these isolates were characterized by mating type, mitochondrial haplotype and virulence races. All isolates were of the A1 mating type and two mitochondrial haplotypes were identified: IIa, present in isolates from all the hosts tested, and Ib present only in isolates from tomato and water cucumber (Solanum muricatum. The Antioquia population of P. infestans showed a large complexity of virulence factors (10 out 11, especially those isolates collected from potato, while the tomato population was less complex. The A1 mating type and the mitochondrial haplotype IIa has been associated with the EC1 population that possibly is replacing the US1 population.De la colección de Phytophthora infestans de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, se evaluaron aquellos aislamientos provenientes de diferentes localidades de Antioquia, Colombia entre 1994 y 2000. Dichos aislamientos fueron obtenidos de lesiones de tizón tardío en diferentes hospederos. En el año 2000 se caracterizaron por el tipo de apareamiento, haplotipo mitocondrial y razas de virulencia. Todos los aislamientos correspondieron al tipo de apareamiento A1 y se presentaron dos haplotipos mitocondriales: IIa, en aislamientos de todos los hospederos evaluados, y Ib solamente en aislamientos colectados de tomate y pepino de agua (Solanum muricatum. La población antioqueña de P. infestans presenta una amplia complejidad de factores de virulencia (10 de 11, especialmente para los aislamientos colectados de papa, mientras que la población de tomate fue menos compleja. El tipo de apareamiento A1 y el haplotipo mitocondrial IIa han sido asociados a la población EC1 que posiblemente está desplazando la población US1.

  1. Floods Risk Management in Colombia

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    Leonardo Güiza Suárez

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    Full Text Available The last rainy season 2010-2011 resulted in Colombia in around 500 casualties and more than 3.6 million of victims. Although this rainfall term accounted for one of the strongest it was not an unprecedented event since for more than fifty years this phenomenon has been taking place in the same Colombian regions producing casualties and victims. This fact makes us to think about the public management by authorities regarding flooding prevention in our country. This article elaborates on this topic explaining the risk management system in case of flooding in Colombia. It shows some national figures of the main ravages brought about by the 2010 2011 rainy seasons. Finally the article analyzes two cases of study of how operational is this public policy in risk management: La Mojana and Canal del Dique regions. It was evident that the state failed in managing the risk management from flooding because despite the important investment, every year the victims, casualties and material damages are increasing steadily.

  2. Pediatric Uveitis: Experience in Colombia.

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    Lonngi, Marcela; Aguilar, María Camila; Ríos, Hernán Andrés; Aristizábal-Duque, Cristhian H; Rodríguez, Francisco José; de-la-Torre, Alejandra

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    To describe the clinical features of uveitis in children treated at two ophthalmologic centers in Bogotá, Colombia, in a 13 year-period. Retrospective observational clinical record review of pediatric children with diagnosis of uveitis. In total, 310 children were evaluated, 51.9% were female, mean age of 10.1 years. Posterior uveitis was the most common location (58.7%), of insidious onset (87.4%) and chronic course (78.1%). The most common etiology was infection (58.4%) caused by toxoplasmosis (76.8%). There was a statistically significant difference in visual acuity between anterior (20/68) and intermediate uveitis (20/70), compared with posterior uveitis (20/434) (puveitis in Colombia, where infectious etiologies are the leading cause. It will improve awareness and knowledge of pediatric uveitis in developing countries, and contribute to the development of public health policies of pediatric visual health. Received 12 September 2015; revised 23 February 2016; accepted 25 February 2016; published online 18 May 2016.

  3. PRIMER REPORTE DE LA FAMILIA CHEIRIDIIDAE (ARACHNIDA: PSEUDOSCORPIONIDA EN COLOMBIA

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    Jorge Alexander QUIROZ-RODRÍGUEZ

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    Full Text Available Durante un estudio de la fauna de artrópodos asociada a montículos de detritos de hormigas de la especie Atta colombica Guérin-Méneville, 1844 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae en la hacienda Santa Isabel, corregimiento de Patio Bonito en el departamento de Córdoba, se encontraron representantes de la familia Cheiridiidae. Por tanto, estos pseudoescorpiones se convierten en el primer reporte de la familia para Colombia y por primera vez se registra su presencia en detritus de hormigas. Así mismo, este reporte, amplía su distribución conocida para Suramérica.First Report of Family Cheiridiidae (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida in ColombiaDuring a study of the arthropod fauna associated with mounds of detritus produced by Atta colombica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae in the Santa Isabel estate, locality of Patio Bonito, Department of Córdoba, were found representatives of the family Cheiridiidae. Therefore, these pseudoscorpions becomes in the first report of the family to Colombia and for the first time is recorded its presence in ant detritus. Also, this report extends its known distribution range in South America.   

  4. The grand aurorae borealis seen in Colombia in 1859

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    Moreno Cárdenas, Freddy; Cristancho Sánchez, Sergio; Vargas Domínguez, Santiago

    2016-01-01

    On Thursday, September 1, 1859, the British astronomer Richard Carrington, for the first time ever, observes a spectacular gleam of visible light on the surface of the solar disk, the photosphere. The Carrington Event, as it is nowadays known by scientists, occurred because of the high solar activity that had visible consequences on Earth, in particular reports of outstanding aurorae activity that amazed thousands of people in the western hemisphere during the dawn of September 2. The geomagnetic storm, generated by the solar-terrestrial event, had such a magnitude that the auroral oval expanded towards the equator, allowing low latitudes, like Panama's 9°N, to catch a sight of the aurorae. An expedition was carried out to review several historical reports and books from the northern cities of Colombia allowed the identification of a narrative from Montería, Colombia (8° 45‧N), that describes phenomena resembling those of an aurorae borealis, such as fire-like lights, blazing and dazzling glares, and the appearance of an immense S-like shape in the sky. The very low latitude of the geomagnetic north pole in 1859, the lowest value in over half a millennia, is proposed to have allowed the observations of auroral events at locations closer to the equator, and supports the historical description found in Colombia. The finding of such chronicle represents one of the most complete descriptions of low-latitude sightings of aurorae caused by the Carrington Event.

  5. Otolaryngological Presentations in Times of Terror: Profile from a Tertiary Health Center in North-Central Nigeria.

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    Adoga, Adeyi A; Kokong, Daniel D; Ozoilo, Kenneth N

    2017-07-01

    To report the incidence, socio-demographic characteristics, otorhinolaryngological presentations and outcomes of management of patients at the Jos University Teaching Hospital following terror attacks. A prospective descriptive hospital based study of consecutive patients presenting with ear, nose and throat injuries as a result of bomb blasts and ethno-religious crises within a six-year period and managed at the Jos University Teaching Hospital were studied for age, gender, ear, nose and throat presentations, injury mechanism, interventions and outcome of interventions. A designed proforma was used for data collection. There were 107 ear, nose and throat injuries from a total 468 terror-related injuries consisting of 66 (61.7%) males and 41 (38.3%) females (M:F ratio of 1.6:1), aged between 5 and 77 years (mean= 36.7 years; SD= +/- 16.2). Two peak age incidences of injuries in the first and third decades were recorded. The commonest source of injuries was bomb blasts in 47 (44%) patients. Multiple facial fractures with soft tissue injuries were the commonest seen in 78 (72.9%) patients. The commonest associated injuries were head injuries (n= 36). Ninety-four (87.9%) patients presented via the Accident and Emergency department, 16 (15%) received pre-hospital care. Patients with multiple injuries stayed longer in the hospital (p-value= 0.028). Complications were recorded in 19 (17.8%) patients. A case fatality rate of 5.6% was recorded. Bomb blasts were the major form of terror attacks in our region. The presence of multiple injuries is a significant negative predictor of patient outcomes.

  6. New records of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) from Colombia.

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    Castro-Huertas, Valentina; Schwertner, Cristiano F; Fernández, Fernando

    2015-06-18

    New records of genera and species of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) from Colombia are provided. Two genera are new records for South America: Alathetus and Schraderiellus. Fifteen genera are new record for Colombia: Agaclitus, Boea, Ceratozygum, Euthyrhynchus, Eritrachys, Doesburguedessa, Lopadusa, Marmessulus, Paralincus, Patanius, Peromatus, Phalaecus, Phoeacia, Rio, and Tyrannocoris. Forty-nine species from five subfamiles are recorded for the first time in Colombia. Asopinae: Coryzorhaphis carneolus Erichson, Coryzorhaphis superba Breddin, Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Linnaeus), Podisus sagitta Fabricius, Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius), Stiretrus cinctellus Germar, Tylospilus peruvianus Horvath, Tyrannocoris nigriceps Thomas. Cyrtocorinae: Ceratozygum horridum (Germar). Discocephalinae: Agaclitus dromedarius Stål, Antiteuchus melanoleucus (Westwood), Antiteuchus sepulcralis (Fabricius), Dinocoris gibbosus (Fallou), Dinocoris variolosus (Linnaeus), Discocephalessa terminalis (Walker), Dryptocephala crenata Ruckes, Dryptocephala dentifrons (Latreille), Eurystethus ovalis Ruckes, Paralcippus dimidiatus (Ruckes), Alathetus rufitarsus Dallas, Eritrachys bituberculata Ruckes, Paralincus bimaculatus (Ruckes), Schraderiellus cinctus (Ruckes), Xynocoris recavus (Garbelotto & Campos). Edessinae: Brachystethus cribus (Fabricius), Brachystethus tricolor Bolívar, Doesburguedessa elongatispina Fernandes and Lopadusa fuscopunctata (Distant). Pentatominae: Banasa fulgida Thomas, Banasa paraexpallescens Thomas, Dichelops divisus (Walker), Dichelops nigrum Bergroth, Euschistus carbonerus Rolston, Mormidea bovilla (Distant), Mormidea triangularis (Walker), Murgantia bifasciata Herrich-Schaeffer, Murgantia violascens (Westwood), Oebalus pugnax (Fabricius), Oebalus ypsilon-griseus (DeGeer), Odmalea concolor (Walker), Patanius vittatus Rolston, Proxys albopunctulatus (Palisot), Proxys punctulatus (Palisot), Rhyncholepta grandicallosa Bergroth, Rio insularis Ruckes, Roferta

  7. Leguminosas nuevas de Colombia

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    Uribe Uribe Lorenzo

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio se ocupa de tres nuevas especies del género Inga, dos de las cuales presentan caracteres muy notables en el género. La gentileza del doctor E. P. Killip, del Museo Nacional de los Estados Unidos, me permite incluir aquí una nueva especie del genero Machaerium; descrita por el y tipificada en un ejemplar colectado por mi en la región de Urabá.

  8. La universidad y la paz en Colombia

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    Suzy Bermúdez Q.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available La crisis notoria que vive Colombia, manifiesta particularmente desde los noventas del siglo pasado, por razones como el conflicto armado, procesos de ingobernabilidad, inseguridad ciudadana y el deterioro económico, ha tenido una significativa incidencia en las universidades del país, generándose en ellas respuestas diferenciadas al respecto. El presente escrito, con carácter exploratorio, tiene cuatro propósitos: primero hacer referencia a algunas de las acciones que se han llevado a cabo desde las instituciones – enfrentándose éstas a duros cuestionamientos en los últimos decenios, ante el recrudecimiento de la crisis antes expuesta; segundo, reseñar programas de educación para la paz o en temáticas afines que se ofrecen al público en el presente como ejemplo de las tareas llevadas a cabo; tercero, presentar unas ideas finales frente a los puntos desarrollados; y cuarto, anexar una lista de publicaciones producidas por centros universitarios sobre violencia, conflicto y paz a partir de 1980, para complementar la información consignada y ejemplificar algunas afirmaciones expuestas en el texto.Because of armed conflict, processes of nongovernability, economic decline, among others, Colombia has passed through a deep crisis, particularly since the1990s, which has significantly impacted its universities, where several responses to this crisis have been generate. This exploratory text has four objectives: first, to make reference to some of the actions that institutions –which have faced severe critiques during the last decades– have carried out in order to reply to this crisis; second, to review the educational programs in peace and related topics that are presently offered to the public as an example of the actions carried out; third, to present some conclusions about the aspects developed here; and finally, to provide a list of documents published by universities about violence, conflict, and peace since 1980 in order to

  9. Facial expression discrimination varies with presentation time but not with fixation on features: A backward masking study using eye-tracking

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    The current study investigated the effects of presentation time and fixation to expression-specific diagnostic features on emotion discrimination performance, in a backward masking task. While no differences were found when stimuli were presented for 16.67 ms, differences between facial emotions emerged beyond the happy-superiority effect at presentation times as early as 50 ms. Happy expressions were best discriminated, followed by neutral and disgusted, then surprised, and finally fearful e...

  10. Time-Resolved Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging Using Solid-State Detectors: Characteristics, Present Status, and Research Challenges.

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    Alayed, Mrwan; Deen, M Jamal

    2017-09-14

    Diffuse optical spectroscopy (DOS) and diffuse optical imaging (DOI) are emerging non-invasive imaging modalities that have wide spread potential applications in many fields, particularly for structural and functional imaging in medicine. In this article, we review time-resolved diffuse optical imaging (TR-DOI) systems using solid-state detectors with a special focus on Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs) and Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs). These TR-DOI systems can be categorized into two types based on the operation mode of the detector (free-running or time-gated). For the TR-DOI prototypes, the physical concepts, main components, figures-of-merit of detectors, and evaluation parameters are described. The performance of TR-DOI prototypes is evaluated according to the parameters used in common protocols to test DOI systems particularly basic instrumental performance (BIP). In addition, the potential features of SPADs and SiPMs to improve TR-DOI systems and expand their applications in the foreseeable future are discussed. Lastly, research challenges and future developments for TR-DOI are discussed for each component in the prototype separately and also for the entire system.

  11. Optics based signal processing methods for intraoperative blood vessel detection and quantification in real time (Conference Presentation)

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    Chaturvedi, Amal; Shukair, Shetha A.; Le Rolland, Paul; Vijayvergia, Mayank; Subramanian, Hariharan; Gunn, Jonathan W.

    2016-03-01

    Minimally invasive operations require surgeons to make difficult cuts to blood vessels and other tissues with impaired tactile and visual feedback. This leads to inadvertent cuts to blood vessels hidden beneath tissue, causing serious health risks to patients and a non-reimbursable financial burden to hospitals. Intraoperative imaging technologies have been developed, but these expensive systems can be cumbersome and provide only a high-level view of blood vessel networks. In this research, we propose a lean reflectance-based system, comprised of a dual wavelength LED, photodiode, and novel signal processing algorithms for rapid vessel characterization. Since this system takes advantage of the inherent pulsatile light absorption characteristics of blood vessels, no contrast agent is required for its ability to detect the presence of a blood vessel buried deep inside any tissue type (up to a cm) in real time. Once a vessel is detected, the system is able to estimate the distance of the vessel from the probe and the diameter size of the vessel (with a resolution of ~2mm), as well as delineate the type of tissue surrounding the vessel. The system is low-cost, functions in real-time, and could be mounted on already existing surgical tools, such as Kittner dissectors or laparoscopic suction irrigation cannulae. Having been successfully validated ex vivo, this technology will next be tested in a live porcine study and eventually in clinical trials.

  12. El docente ante el avance del ciberperiodismo en Colombia

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    Elias Said

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza cómo es entendido el ciberperiodismo por los docentes de las Facultades de ComunicaciónSocial y Periodismo en Colombia. Los resultados aquí presentados, parten del proyecto de investigaciónde carácter explicativo, titulado “El Ciberperiodismo desde las Facultades de Comunicación Social y Periodismo enColombia”, finalizado en el segundo semestre de 2009, realizado desde la Universidad del Norte (Colombia. Los datosexpuestos aquí, parten del desarrollo y análisis de 63 encuestas en línea, respondidas por docentes de estas facultades,durante el trimestre I de 2009; de un total de 865 docentes identificados de 29 Universidades, adscritas a AFACOM2.En este trabajo se muestra como la definición de “ciberperiodismo” que tienen los docentes es de carácter operativo;así como también, la baja percepción en ellos y la pertinencia de la enseñanza dada en Colombia para el ejercicio delciberperiodismo, y por último, los factores que inciden en el desarrollo de la profesión en Colombia. Estos resultadosnos llevan a concluir que, pese a la creciente importancia del ciberperiodismo, es poco comprensible en los docentesun concepto que abarque todo lo que este término encierra; y que la promoción o no de estrategias que permitan eldesarrollo de factores profesionales, ontológicos, participativos y tecnológicos, relacionados con el ciberperiodismo,terminarán incidiendo en su presencia o no en el escenario comunicativo colombiano.

  13. Approach to the current state of work harassment prevention in Colombia

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    Carlos Andrés Dávila Londoño

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Mobbing or harassment is now recognized as a phenomenon of high impact on individuals, organizations and society. In Latin America, and specifically in Colombia, has been identified little development of thematic; this is a weakness against the possibilities to know, identify and intervene on this reality, growing in organizations. The objective of this paper is to present the results of theoretical analysis and review of prevention of mobbing in Colombia. The paper is divided into four parts. In the first, the main theoretical elements of the discussion about mobbing are synthesized. In the second, reviewed the legislation on mobbing in Colombia, and that the state has responsibilities for the identification, assessment, prevention and intervention of psychosocial risk factors at work. In a third part, presents and analyzes some measures and procedures existing prevention and intervention. Finally conclusions of the review are presented.

  14. Environmental occurrence of arsenic in Colombia: a review.

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    Alonso, David L; Latorre, Sergio; Castillo, Elianna; Brandão, Pedro F B

    2014-03-01

    The international literature on the presence of arsenic (As) in Latin America does not disclose the true magnitude of the presence of As in Colombia. In this paper, we summarize the literature on As occurrence in Colombia. The data reveal that As is present in matrices such as soil, sediments and water and in the food chain. Some of the As concentrations exceed the limits specified by national and international regulations. Arsenic higher concentrations are associated with mining regions (e.g., soils, up to 148 mg/kg; sediments, up to 1400 mg/kg) and agricultural areas (e.g., vegetables, up to 5.40 mg/kg; irrigation water, up to 255 μg/L), and underscore the potential human and environmental risks associated with the presence of As in the country. This review highlights the importance of focusing research on understanding the occurrence, origin and distribution of As in Colombia to better understand its environmental and public health impact.

  15. Durkheim en Colombia

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    Gonzalo Cataño

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente ensayo registra la llegada del pensamiento de Émile Durkheim al país. Pone especial cuidado en los empleos que hicieron de su obra los sociólogos, los pedagogos y los historiadores colombianos a lo largo del siglo XX. Igualmente, ofrece información sobre la enseñanza del sociólogo francés en las instituciones de educación superior y sobre las traducciones de sus textos emprendidas por los estudiosos nacionales de su obra.

  16. Durkheim en Colombia

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    Gonzalo Cataño

    2009-01-01

    El presente ensayo registra la llegada del pensamiento de Émile Durkheim al país. Pone especial cuidado en los empleos que hicieron de su obra los sociólogos, los pedagogos y los historiadores colombianos a lo largo del siglo XX. Igualmente, ofrece información sobre la enseñanza del sociólogo francés en las instituciones de educación superior y sobre las traducciones de sus textos emprendidas por los estudiosos nacionales de su obra.

  17. Hydrochemical aspects of major Pacific and caribbean rivers of colombia hydrochemical aspects of major Pacific and caribbean rivers of colombia

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    Restrepo, J. D.

    2003-04-01

    Although the South American continent includes three of the largest river basins of the world, the Amazon, the Orinoco, and the Paraná, with some of the highest discharges and sediment loads, a number of comparatively smaller systems in Colombia carry a significant share of sediment and dissolved loads from the continent. Fifteen rivers west of the Cordilleras in South America discharge a combined 254 km3 yr-1 or 8020 m3 s-1 of water into the Pacific. The San Juan River has the highest water discharge (2550 m3 s-1), sediment load (16 x 106 t yr-1), and basin-wide sediment yield (1150 t km-2 yr-1) on the entire west coast of South America. The best estimate of total sediment load into the Pacific Ocean from both gauged and ungauged rivers is 96 x 106 t yr-1. These results in a sediment yield estimate of 1,260 t km-2 yr-1. Analysis of 22 rivers draining into the Caribbean Sea indicate that the combined water discharge and sediment load are 338 km3 yr-1 and 168 x 106 t yr-1, respectively, corresponding to a sediment yield for the Colombia Caribbean drainage basins of 541 t km-2 yr-1, or approximately half of the yield for the Pacific basins of Colombia. The Magdalena River, the largest river system in Colombia, has an annual discharge of 7,232 m3 s-1. Load measurements during the 21 year period yielded an annual sediment load of 144 x 106 t yr-1. The Magdalena has the highest sediment yield (559 t km-2 yr-1) of any medium-sized or large river along the entire east coast of South America and contributes 9% of the total sediment load discharged into the Atlantic Ocean from eastern South America. The concentrations of major dissolved constituents and mass transport rates for major Colombian rivers were based on averages calculated from monthly samples from 1990-1993. Ca2+ and Mg2+ are the dominant ions, indicating that the water corresponds to the rock-dominated type. Dissolved inorganic carbon, present mostly as bicarbonate ions, constitutes almost 50% of the total

  18. A happier and less sinister past, a more hedonistic and less fatalistic present and a more structured future: time perspective and well-being

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    Uta Sailer

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Background. Previous studies have established a link between how people relate to their past, present, and future (i.e., time perspective and subjective well-being (i.e., life satisfaction, positive and negative affect. Time perspective comprises five dimensions: Past Positive, Past Negative, Present Hedonistic, Present Fatalistic, and Future. Life satisfaction can also be evaluated in relation to different time frames. Moreover, approach related positive affect is associated to a different concept of well-being labeled psychological well-being. In the present study we extend previous findings by investigating the effect of time perspective on the time frame of evaluations of life satisfaction (past, present, future and by investigating the relationship between time perspective and psychological well-being.Method. Questionnaires on time perspective (Zimbardo’s Time Perspective Inventory, temporal life satisfaction (Temporal Satisfaction with Life Scale, affect (Positive Affect and Negative Affect Schedule, and psychological well-being (Scales of Psychological Well-Being—short version were answered by 453 individuals. Two different structural equation models were tested, one of the relationship between time perspective and temporal life satisfaction, and the other of the relationship between time perspective, affect and psychological well-being.Results. Time perspective affected life satisfaction depending on the time scale on which it was evaluated—memory of a negative past influenced life satisfaction in all time frames, and a positive view of the past influenced both past and future life satisfaction. Moreover, less rumination about past negative events (i.e., low score on Past Negative, the tendency to take risks in the present to achieve happy feelings and/or avoid boredom (i.e., high scores on Present Hedonistic, and a less hopeless and pessimistic view about the present (low scores on Present Fatalistic were associated with higher

  19. A happier and less sinister past, a more hedonistic and less fatalistic present and a more structured future: time perspective and well-being

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    Sailer, Uta; Rosenberg, Patricia; Nima, Ali Al; Gamble, Amelie; Gärling, Tommy; Archer, Trevor

    2014-01-01

    Background. Previous studies have established a link between how people relate to their past, present, and future (i.e., time perspective) and subjective well-being (i.e., life satisfaction, positive and negative affect). Time perspective comprises five dimensions: Past Positive, Past Negative, Present Hedonistic, Present Fatalistic, and Future. Life satisfaction can also be evaluated in relation to different time frames. Moreover, approach related positive affect is associated to a different concept of well-being labeled psychological well-being. In the present study we extend previous findings by investigating the effect of time perspective on the time frame of evaluations of life satisfaction (past, present, future) and by investigating the relationship between time perspective and psychological well-being. Method. Questionnaires on time perspective (Zimbardo’s Time Perspective Inventory), temporal life satisfaction (Temporal Satisfaction with Life Scale), affect (Positive Affect and Negative Affect Schedule), and psychological well-being (Scales of Psychological Well-Being—short version) were answered by 453 individuals. Two different structural equation models were tested, one of the relationship between time perspective and temporal life satisfaction, and the other of the relationship between time perspective, affect and psychological well-being. Results. Time perspective affected life satisfaction depending on the time scale on which it was evaluated—memory of a negative past influenced life satisfaction in all time frames, and a positive view of the past influenced both past and future life satisfaction. Moreover, less rumination about past negative events (i.e., low score on Past Negative), the tendency to take risks in the present to achieve happy feelings and/or avoid boredom (i.e., high scores on Present Hedonistic), and a less hopeless and pessimistic view about the present (low scores on Present Fatalistic) were associated with higher levels of

  20. Diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy is increasing over time in patients presenting as ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

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    Otten, A M; Ottervanger, J P; Symersky, T; Suryapranata, H; de Boer, M J; Maas, A H E M

    2016-09-01

    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy often presents with the clinical signs of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The increase in scientific publications addressing this relatively rare condition may result in higher awareness and diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. To assess the observed prevalence per year of takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a large registry of patients with STEMI, during a 12-year inclusion period. All patients presenting with STEMI at a large regional cardiology clinic were entered into a database (n = 8,413, mean age 63 ± 13 years). Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was diagnosed in 42 patients (0.5 %). Years of evaluation were defined as 'early years' (January 2002 to December 2007; n = 4350) and 'later years' (January 2008 to December 2013). Multivariable analyses were performed to adjust for differences in demographical and clinical variables. In later years, the age of STEMI patients was slightly higher (64 ± 13 vs. 63 ± 13 years, p takotsubo cardiomyopathy were more often female (81 vs. 27 %, p = 0.001). Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was more often diagnosed in the later period (0.7 vs. 0.3 %, OR 2.4, 95 % CI 1.2-4.6, p = 0.009). The higher prevalence of takotsubo cardiomyopathy in recent years remained significant after adjustment for differences in patient characteristics (OR 2.1, 95 % CI 1.1-4.3). Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is currently more often diagnosed in patients with STEMI compared with in earlier years. This is probably due to the increased scientific and clinical awareness among doctors, but the prevalence is still low.

  1. Molecular history of Richter syndrome: origin from a cell already present at the time of chronic lymphocytic leukemia diagnosis.

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    Rossi, Davide; Spina, Valeria; Forconi, Francesco; Capello, Daniela; Fangazio, Marco; Rasi, Silvia; Martini, Maurizio; Gattei, Valter; Ramponi, Antonio; Larocca, Luigi M; Bertoni, Francesco; Gaidano, Gianluca

    2012-06-15

    Richter syndrome (RS) represents the transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia to aggressive lymphoma. We explored intraclonal diversification (ID) of immunoglobulin genes in order to (i) follow the evolutionary history of the RS clone (ii) compare the role of ID in clonally related RS vs. clonally unrelated cases. Most (10/11, 90.9%) clonally related RS stem from the predominant clone observed at CLL diagnosis. One single RS had a transformation pattern compatible with sequential evolution from a secondary CLL subclone. Once RS transformation had occurred, all secondary CLL subclones disappeared and were substituted by the dominant RS clone with its own descendants. These observations suggest that genetic lesions associated with RS transformation are acquired by a cell belonging to the original CLL clone, rather than being progressively accumulated by later CLL subclones. Accordingly, most (9/11, 81.1%) clonally related RS harbored a genetic lesion disrupting TP53 that was already present, though at subclonal levels, in 5/11 (45.5%) samples of the paired CLL phase. A fraction of clonally related RS switched off ID (4/11, 36.4%) or reduced the levels of ID (5/11, 45.4%) at transformation. Conversely, all clonally unrelated RS harbored ID and were characterized by a significantly higher mutation frequency compared to clonally related RS (median: 1.18 × 10(-3) vs. 0.13 × 10(-3); p =0.002). These data indicate that (i) clonally related RS stems from a cell that is already present within the initial CLL clone and (ii) clonally unrelated and clonally related RS are biologically distinct disorders also in terms of antigen affinity maturation.

  2. COMERCIO DE FAUNA SILVESTRE EN COLOMBIA WILDLIFE TRADE IN COLOMBIA

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    Néstor Javier Mancera Rodríguez

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo ofrece un panorama sobre las actividades relacionadas con el comercio de bienes derivados de las especies de fauna silvestre en Colombia, abordando el tema desde el desarrollo que ha tenido su actividad productiva, el aprovechamiento extractivo, así como la dinámica de su comercio legal e ilegal en el país y el desarrollo y promoción de alternativas productivas sustentadas en su aprovechamiento. Se analizó la información secundaria de entidades como el Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial, las Corporaciones Autónomas Regionales y Autoridades Ambientales Urbanas, el Instituto Colombiano de Desarrollo Rural-INCODER, las Autoridades Policiales, los Institutos de Investigación, el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística, la Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales-DIAN, el Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, y PROEXPORT. entre otras. En Colombia, el comercio de especies de fauna silvestre está centrado principalmente en la extracción de ejemplares de forma ilegal, lo cual ha generado desequilibrios en las poblaciones naturales y ha repercutido en el deterioro de la dinámica de los ecosistemas. El comercio legal de fauna silvestre se basa en la producción de unas pocas especies entre las que se destacan la babilla (Caiman crocodilus, el chigüiro (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris, cerca de 200 especies de peces ornamentales y en menor medida el lobo pollero (Tupinambis nigropunctatus, la iguana (Iguana iguana, la boa (Boa constrictor, escarabajos (Dynastes hercules y mariposas. En el país no se tiene información exacta sobre el número de incautaciones realizadas en los operativos de control al tráfico ilegal de fauna, y no existe un conocimiento de la dinámica de este comercio ilegal.This work offers a current view on the activities related to the trade of derived from the wildlife species in Colombia, approaching the topic from the development that has had its productive activity

  3. Colombia test cases strengthen IDP protection

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    Full Text Available Ground-breaking decisions in two cases brought against the state of Colombia have demonstrated the potential of human rights jurisprudence in clarifying IDP rights and establishing new mechanisms and standards in domestic and international protection.

  4. El Quindio Colombia Earthquake, January 25, 1999

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The El Quindio earthquake was one of the most destructive natural disasters to have occurred in Colombia in recent years. Long lasting economic and social impacts...

  5. Bartoneliasis: fiebre verrucosa del guaitara en colombia

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    En Colombia, al descubrirla, diósele (1) a esta dolencia los siguientes nombres: Bartonellosis, Fiebre verrucosa del Guaitara y Verruga, análoga a la enfermedad de Carrión, Fiebre de Oroya y Verruga Peruana.

  6. Music and Space From 20th Century to the Present Time: The Performing Arts Buildings at Tokyo & Istanbul

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    Özge Gündem

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    Full Text Available It is observed that the technical facilities of the performing arts building in Istanbul city are insufficient when it is compared with the examples from the world. The reason of this problem depends on the fact of the tremendous developing constructions of housing, shopping malls or public spaces instead of concert halls, opera houses or theatre buildings which require big investments with high cost. The visitors and artists complain about this a lot in order to have spaces which mainly serve for art. Performing arts architecture is still not a primary subject in the competitive platform of design in Turkey and stays behind as an architectural symbol of the city. The aim of this paper is to show how the musical spaces in Istanbul can be more functional and more closer to the technical standarts of the ideal examples around the world by the analysing the buildings in Europe, America and especially the ones from Tokyo to bring solutions to the current problems in the context of the relationship of music and space. The suggestions for providing architectural development of the performing arts buildings consist in Istanbul which present lower standarts of spatial volumes and technical qualities compared to Tokyo are stated at the results section of the thesis in order to create an awareness and make people conscious of art to encourage the usage and construction of these types of structures filled with art.

  7. Timing of presentation of an audience: aggressive priming and audience effects in male displays of Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens).

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    Matos, Ricardo J.; Peake, Tom M.; McGregor, Peter K.

    2003-05-28

    Studies of animal communication often underestimate the presence of individuals other than the signaller-receiver dyad. Signalling interactions often occur in the presence of non-participating individuals (audiences); the effect of these individuals upon the dynamics of interactions has been called the audience effect. Recent studies of fighting fish Betta splendens have shown that the presence of a male audience can increase aggression during interactions. However, in many of these studies males were allowed to see the audience prior to the interaction, thus such pre-exposure may have facilitated aggressive behaviour (aggressive priming). Here we present results of two experiments designed to examine the relative importance of priming and audience effects on the dynamics of aggressive interactions. Males that were pre-exposed showed higher levels of aggression during subsequent interactions regardless of the presence or absence of an audience. When only one of the interactants had been pre-exposed to the audience, the non-exposed male showed similar increases in aggressive behaviour, i.e. matching the level of aggression showed by his opponent. Taken together these results suggest that aggressive priming may have resulted in an over-estimation of the audience effect in previous studies. The results still highlight the importance of social environment in determining the dynamics and outcomes of aggressive contests.

  8. Serum and urinary cefpodoxime levels and time killing curves performed in the urine of children presenting urinary tract infections.

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    Casellas, J M; Tome, G; Exeni, R; Grimoldi, I; Goldberg, M; Farinati, A E

    1993-04-01

    Since resistance to several oral antimicrobials useful for the treatment of pediatric urinary tract infections (UTI) is overwhelming in Argentina, an in vitro investigation was performed testing 400 isolates obtained from urines of children suffering UTI's, 200 collected in 1990 and 200 in 1991. Their susceptibility against oral antimicrobials marketed in Argentina and appropriate for the treatment of UTI was determined by the agar dilution methods. An increase of the resistance to aminopenicillin combined with beta-lactamase inhibitors and to fluoroquinolones was observed comparing the two periods. Cefpodoxime (CPD), cefixime and fluoroquinolones except norfloxacin were the sole oral antimicrobials showing in vitro activity at the 90 per cent level. Unfortunately fluoroquinolones are not yet approved for pediatric use. Consequently we realized an in vitro and in vivo pharmacokinetic study in order to determine CPD activity against E. coli isolated in UTI cases. Five children (6-10 y) showing E. coli UTI infections received 10 mg/kg/d CPD in a single oral daily dose and were treated up to 10 days, 3 had lower UTI and 2 upper UTI. All patients were clinical and bacteriologically cured. Cultures obtained up to 4 weeks after treatment were negative. CPD serum levels at 2 hours after the first dose of treatment showed a median of 2.7 mg/l (2.3-3.4 range). Bactericidal serum titers at the same time against the patients own strain and an E. coli TEM-1 hyperproducer strain (MIC 4,096 mg/l for ampicillin and 0.5 mg/l for CPD) showed a median value of 1/8 against patients strains and 1/2 against the THP strain.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  9. Explaining why larks are future-oriented and owls are present-oriented: self-control mediates the chronotype-time perspective relationships.

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    Milfont, Taciano L; Schwarzenthal, Miriam

    2014-05-01

    Recent studies provide evidence for the chronotype-time perspective relationships. Larks are more future-oriented and owls are more present-oriented. The present study expands this initial research by examining whether the associations are replicable with other time perspective measures, and whether self-control explains the observed relationships. Chronotype was assessed with the Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire and the basic associations with the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory were replicated in a sample of 142 New Zealand students, but not with other measures. Self-control mediated the influence of morningness on both future time perspective and delay of gratification. Implications of the findings are discussed.

  10. Barriers to combating human trafficking in Colombia

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    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Despite international and domestic policies and programs intended to combat human trafficking, Colombia remains one of the countries with the highest instances of human trafficking in the Western Hemisphere. Factors contributing to human trafficking in Colombia, such as internal violence and displacement, drug trafficking, a weak central government, and widespread corruption, have overpowered what energies the government marshaled agai...

  11. Sequencing: Targeting Insurgents and Drugs in Colombia

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    Violencia , the civil war quickly spread from Bogotá throughout rural Colombia eventually claiming over 200,000 lives before exhausting itself in the...heightened levels of violence associated with the years of La Violencia , the “restricted democracy” created by the National Front did not permit...interdiction efforts from the Caribbean route, we began to see Mexico become a significant alternative transit route. It is the same internally in Colombia

  12. Intermediate-depth seismicity in northern Colombia and western Venezuela and its relationship to Caribbean plate subduction

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    Malavé, Gustavo; SuáRez, Gerardo

    1995-06-01

    The recent intermediate-depth seismicity in northern Colombia and western Venezuela was analyzed to understand its origin and its presumed relationship to a subducted lithospheric slab in northwestern South America. The area included in this study is located to the north and east of the Bucaramanga nest, which is a particular region beneath Bucaramanga, northern Colombia, that presents a high concentration of intermediate-depth earthquakes. To the north of the nest, the seismicity of the area is sparse, and most of the events are of low magnitude (mb≤5.l). Thus only 23 earthquakes were large enough to be investigated using teleseismic data. The focal parameters of the two largest events (mb≥5.4) were obtained from the formal inversion of long-period body waves recorded at teleseismic distances. The focal mechanisms of 10 more events were determined from first-motion data. In total, the focal mechanisms of 12 events were determined from both the inversion of P and S H waveforms and the polarities of first arrivals. For the smaller earthquakes, the focal depths were calculated by measuring the observed pP-P interval, time and comparing it to the theoretical travel time tables. The isodepth curves reflect a slab striking in a NNE-SSW direction and dipping approximately at 25°-32° to the southeast. This observation is corroborated by the direction and plunge of the T axes of the focal mechanisms, which are generally parallel to the gradient of the slab defined by the spatial distribution of hypocenters. These results indicate that the intermediate-depth earthquakes in western Venezuela and northern Colombia are apparently related to the presence of a continuous lithospheric slab subducted near the northern coast of Colombia. The two largest earthquakes, located at a significant distance from the Bucaramanga nest, present similar fault plane solutions. Moreover, they also agree with those of the two largest earthquakes reported inside the nest. This similarity

  13. [Cutaneous gnathostomiasis, first confirmed case in Colombia].

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    Jurado, Leonardo F; Palacios, Diana M; López, Rocío; Baldión, Margarita; Matijasevic, Eugenio

    2015-01-01

    Gnathostomiasis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by some species of helminthes belonging to the genus Gnathostoma . It has a wide clinical presentation and its diagnosis is a challenge. Tropical and subtropical countries are endemic, and its transmission is associated with eating raw or undercooked meat from fresh water animals. Increasing global tourism and consuming exotic foods have produced a noticeable rise in cases of the disease in the last decades. However, in our country, there has not been any confirmed case of gnathostomiasis previously reported. We present the case of a 63-year-old Colombian man with an international travel history, who presented with gastrointestinal symptoms. During the hospital stay, he developed a cutaneous lesion on the upper right abdominal quadrant, where later, a larva was found. A morphological study allowed us to identify it as Gnathostoma spinigerum . As such, this is the first report of an imported case of gnathostomiasis confirmed in Colombia. This article describes the principles, etiology, pathogenic cycle and treatment of this disease with special considerations to our patient´s particular features.

  14. Clinical and epidemiological aspects of complicated malaria in Colombia, 2007-2013

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    Chaparro-Narváez, Pablo E; Lopez-Perez, Mary; Rengifo, Lina Marcela;

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    BACKGROUND: During the last decade, Colombia presented a significant decrease in malaria clinical cases and associated mortality. However, there is a lack of reliable information about the prevalence and characteristics of complicated malaria cases as well as its association with different...... Plasmodium species. A description of the epidemiological and clinical aspects of complicated malaria in Colombia is presented here. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted using data collected between 2007 and 2013 by the Public Health Surveillance System (SIVIGILA). Demographic and clinical features were...

  15. FRONTERAS SIMBÓLICAS ENTRE EXPERTOS Y VÍCTIMAS DE LA GUERRA EN COLOMBIA

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    Full Text Available In this article, I question the rationalities and sensitivities with which those implementing the Law of Victims in Colombia consider the subjects of their intervention. The article is divided into four parts. First, I present empirical elements that show the discrepancies between law, expert knowledge, and situated needs in bureaucratic contexts. Second, I analyze the social production of discordant notes in bureaucratic spheres. Third, I explore the relationship established between science as a distancing device in Colombia and the epistemic fissures underlying the law and the action of professional experts. Fourth, I present guidelines to contribute to destabilizing the westernist outlook of those who, under the authority of Law and Science, impact the life of war victims in Colombia.

  16. Change detection in a time series of polarimetric SAR data by an omnibus test statistic and its factorization (Conference Presentation)

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    Nielsen, Allan A.; Conradsen, Knut; Skriver, Henning

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    ., Skriver, H., Nielsen, A. A., and Conradsen, K., "CFAR edge detector for polarimetric SAR images," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 41(1): 20-32, 2003. [4] van Zyl, J. J. and Ulaby, F. T., "Scattering matrix representation for simple targets," in Radar Polarimetry for Geoscience Applications, Ulaby, F. T. and Elachi, C., eds., Artech, Norwood, MA (1990). [5] Canty, M. J., Image Analysis, Classification and Change Detection in Remote Sensing,with Algorithms for ENVI/IDL and Python, Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, third revised ed. (2014). [6] Nielsen, A. A., Conradsen, K., and Skriver, H., "Change detection in full and dual polarization, single- and multi-frequency SAR data," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 8(8): 4041-4048, 2015. [7] Conradsen, K., Nielsen, A. A., and Skriver, H., "Determining the points of change in time series of polarimetric SAR data," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54(5), 3007-3024, 2016. [9] Christensen, E. L., Skou, N., Dall, J., Woelders, K., rgensen, J. H. J., Granholm, J., and Madsen, S. N., "EMISAR: An absolutely calibrated polarimetric L- and C-band SAR," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 36: 1852-1865 (1998).

  17. Las marcas propias en Colombia

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    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la situación actual de las marcas propias en Colombia, teniendo en cuenta su creciente auge al interior de las grandes superficies. Mediante este tipo de marcas el mismo distribuidor vende productos y servicios con su nombre o recurriendo a una marca de su propiedad, compitiendo con las marcas ya posicionadas en el mercado de los fabricantes. El texto se articula, primero, en una contextualización con base en doctrina comparada respecto de las marcas propias. Luego, se aplican las reglas de dichos conceptos doctrinales a la situación actual colombiana. Por último, se plantean dos problemas jurídicos respecto de las marcas propias, uno, analizado desde la propiedad industrial, y el otro, desde las reglas del Estatuto del Consumidor.

  18. Colombia, estado, conflicto y modernidad

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    Osorio, Carlos Alberto

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se ofrecen algunas líneas de interpretación sobre la comprensión de la relación entre modernidad, Estado y conflicto en Colombia. Se pretende mostrar cómo la experiencia de la modernidad es una experiencia postergada o incompleta por la manera en que la configuración misma del Estado desencadena factores estructurales ligados al origen y persistencia de un conflicto armado interno. Se hace una mirada del tratamiento que se le ha dado a ese conflicto y se derivan del mismo los trazos de lo que sería la postergación de la experiencia de la modernidad.

  19. El Espanol Hablado en Pamplona (Colombia) (Spanish Spoken in Pamplona, Colombia)

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    Cabeza Barrios, Jorge Enrique

    1974-01-01

    Using two informants and the questionnaires of the "Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Colombia," a linguistic corpus of Pamplona, Colombia, was derived. Regional speech characteristics are discussed here, including use of vowels and consonants, reversing sound position, elision, and lexical anomalies. (Text is in Spanish.) (CK)

  20. Angiolo Mazzoni Del Grande, Italian engineer in Colombia and a propose for an architectural restoration theory

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    Olimpia Niglio

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    Full Text Available The culture of the architectural restoration in Colombia began to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century when the architect Carlos Arbeláez Camacho, professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, had established the first courses of the history of Colombian art. In March of 1948 the Italian engineer Angiolo Mazzoni Del Grande had arrived in Colombia and at the same University he began before the courses of Composition and Planning and then the courses of history of building and history of architecture. In those years the political and social reality of Colombia was very complex and the culture of modernization had favored the demolition of many historic civil and religious buildings. In 1902 was born the Colombian Academy of History with the aim of protecting the cultural heritage since pre-Hispanic times until the nineteenth century, but it not had an operative value. With reference to these premises the paper intends to analyze the contribution by Angiolo Mazzoni Del Grande as professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and as professional engaged in various restoration projects in the city of Bogotá.

  1. The El Abra stadlal in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia (South America)

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    Kuhry, P.; Hooghiemstra, H.; van Geel, B.; van der Hammen, T.

    The El Abra stadial is a climatic cooling event defined in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia, which corresponds both in timing and intensity to the Younger Dryas climatic oscillation of the northern North Atlantic region. The stadial was preceded by the relatively warm Guantiva interstadial and followed by the warm Holocene. Colder climatic conditions during the El Abra stadial caused a 400 m lowering of the upper Andean forest limit below its altitudinal location during the preceding Guantiva interstadial. Translated in temperature change, this represents a drop in mean annual temperature of approximately 2 to 3°C. The lowering of the upper forest limit and inferred temperature change for the El Abra stadial, compared to Late Holocene conditions, are in the order of 600 m and 4°C, respectively. The transition of the Guantiva interstadial to the El Abra stadial has been radiocarbon dated at 11,210 ± 90 BP and 10,820 ± 60 BP. Climatic warming may have started shortly after 10,380 ± 90 BP, and near present-day temperatures were reached at least as early as 8920 ± 100 BP. Maximum cooling was probably attained between 10,800 BP and 10,300 BP. Further (AMS) radiocarbon dating is planned to establish more exactly the timing of the El Abra stadial. A glacial advance of El Abra age, the Bocatoma stade, has been recognized in the highest part of the Colombian Eastern Cordillera, the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. During this advance, glaciers extended some 700 m lower than at present. A climatic cooling event of El Abra age, associated with shifts of the upper Andean forest limit and glacial advances, has also been recognized in other parts of Andean Colombia, including the Central Cordillera and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

  2. “Melioidosis in Antioquia, Colombia: an emerging or endemic disease? A cases series”

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    F.E. Montúfar

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    Conclusions: The cases presented here are similar to those occurring in endemic areas regarding comorbidity, risk factors, clinical presentation, and environmental conditions. It is necessary to establish whether melioidosis is an endemic and under-diagnosed disease or an emerging disease in Colombia.

  3. Phylogenetic history demonstrates two different lineages of dengue type 1 virus in Colombia

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    Mendez Jairo A

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dengue Fever is one of the most important viral re-emergent diseases affecting about 50 million people around the world especially in tropical and sub-tropical countries. In Colombia, the virus was first detected in the earliest 70's when the disease became a major public health concern. Since then, all four serotypes of the virus have been reported. Although most of the huge outbreaks reported in this country have involved dengue virus serotype 1 (DENV-1, there are not studies about its origin, genetic diversity and distribution. Results We used 224 bp corresponding to the carboxyl terminus of envelope (E gene from 74 Colombian isolates in order to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships and to estimate time divergences. Analyzed DENV-1 Colombian isolates belonged to the formerly defined genotype V. Only one virus isolate was clasified in the genotype I, likely representing a sole introduction that did not spread. The oldest strains were closely related to those detected for the first time in America in 1977 from the Caribbean and were detected for two years until their disappearance about six years later. Around 1987, a split up generated 2 lineages that have been evolving separately, although not major aminoacid changes in the analyzed region were found. Conclusion DENV-1 has been circulating since 1978 in Colombia. Yet, the phylogenetic relationships between strains isolated along the covered period of time suggests that viral strains detected in some years, although belonging to the same genotype V, have different recent origins corresponding to multiple re-introduction events of viral strains that were circulating in neighbor countries. Viral strains used in the present study did not form a monophyletic group, which is evidence of a polyphyletic origin. We report the rapid spread patterns and high evolution rate of the different DENV-1 lineages.

  4. Escarabajos coprófagos (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea del Parque Nacional Los Estoraques (Norte de Santander, Colombia Coprophagous scarab beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea of Los Estoraques National Park (Norte de Santander, Colombia

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    Jesus Orozco

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta información sobre los escarabajos coprófagos del Área Natural Única Los Estoraques (ANUE, Departamento de Norte de Santander, Colombia. Los muestreos fueron realizados durante los meses de febrero a diciembre del año 2002 en cuatro sitios con diferente grado de intervención, suministrando la captura de 10,538 individuos. Los sitios muestreados correspondieron a bosque seco premontano y bosque montañoso húmedo con diferentes grados de intervención. 16 especies de Scarabaeinae conformaron el 89% de las ejemplares colectados, el 11% restante (3 especies fue conformado por Hibosóridos. La totalidad de las especies se completo en el quinto muestreo. Se registró diferencia significativa en la riqueza y abundancia entre los sitios (P Information on the diversity and abundance of the coprophagous scarab beetles of Los Estoraques National Park (ANUE in Colombia is presented. Beetles were collected monthly from February to December 2002 with pitfall traps baited with human excrement. Four environments where sampled including montane dry forests and montane humid forests with different degrees of disruption. A total of 10,538 specimens representing 19 species were collected. All the species were collected by the fifth month. The Scarabaeinae represented 89% of the collected species (16; the remaining 11% were in Hybosoridae (3. An ANOVA analysis showed significant differences in richness and abundance between some of the sites. No correlation between precipitation and abundance was found for any of the sites sampled. For Norte de Santander, seven species are recorded for the first time, and the known altitudinal distribution in Colombia is expanded for four species.

  5. LA UNIVERSIDAD Y LA PAZ EN COLOMBIA

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    Suzy Bermúdez Q.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available La crisis notoria que vive Colombia, manifiesta particularmente desde los noventas del siglo pasado, por razones como el conflicto armado, procesos de ingobernabilidad, inseguridad ciudadana y el deterioro económico, ha tenido una significativa incidencia en las universidades del país, generándose en ellas respuestas diferenciadas al respecto. El presente escrito, con carácter exploratorio, tiene cuatro propósitos: primero hacer referencia a algunas de las acciones que se han llevado a cabo desde las instituciones - enfrentándose éstas a duros cuestionamientos en los últimos decenios-, ante el recrudecimiento de la crisis antes expuesta; segundo, reseñar programas de educación para la paz o en temáticas afines que se ofrecen al público en el presente como ejemplo de las tareas llevadas a cabo; tercero, presentar unas ideas finales frente a los puntos desarrollados; y cuarto, anexar una lista de publicaciones producidas por centros universitarios sobre violencia, conflicto y paz a partir de 1980, para complementar la información consignada y ejemplificar algunas afirmaciones expuestas en el texto.

  6. COCCOIDEA DE COLOMBIA, CON ÉNFASIS EN LAS COCHINILLAS HARINOSAS (HEMIPTERA: PSEUDOCOCCIDAE COCCOIDEA OF COLOMBIA , WITH EMPHASIS ON MEALY BUGS (HEMIPTERA: PSEUDOCOCCIDAE

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    Andrea Amalia Ramos Portilla

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available La presente revisión pretende reunir la mayor cantidad de información generada sobre estudios básicos del grupo Coccoidea con énfasis en Pseudococcidae para Colombia. Se revisaron en detalle 34 publicaciones, 11 nacionales y 23 internacionales sobre las escamas y chinches harinosas de Colombia. En total en Colombia se registran 216 especies de escamas, cochinillas y chinches harinosas de la superfamilia Coccoidea, agrupadas en 11 familias, las cuales atacan 88 familias de hospederos botánicos. 70 especies de escamas pertenecen a la familia Pseudococcidae, las cuales representan el 24% del total (282 de las especies de pseudocóccidos reportados en Centro y Suramérica. En la región del Caribe existen 24 géneros de importancia económica; 20 de estos se encuentran en Colombia. Para éstos, además de nombrar sus especies, se detalla su distribución geográfica, plantas hospederas y aspectos de su biología. 13 especies de Pseudococcidae se constituyen en serias amenazas como plagas potenciales entre los países que conforman la región Caribe.This review article attempts to summarize the majority of the information obtained from basic studies of the Coccoidea group, with emphasis on Pseudococcidae, in Colombia . Thirtyfour publications (23 international and 11 Colombian on the scales and mealy bugs of Colombia were reviewed. In total, Colombia has 216 species of scales, lice and mealy bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, grouped into 11 families, that attack 88 families of botanical hosts. Seventy species of scales belonging to the Pseudococcidae family, representing 24% of the total (282 of the species of pseudococcids reported for Central and South America. In the Caribbean region, there are 24 genera of economic importance; 20 of these occur in Colombia . For these species, in addition to listing the species names, this review details their geographic distribution, host plants, and some aspects of their biology. Thirteen species of

  7. A new species of duck from Central Colombia A new species of duck from Central Colombia

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    Full Text Available For a number of years there has been persistent report of "black ducks" from the mountain lakes of central Colombia, with the supposition on the part of hunters that these were the well-known species of that name of eastern North America. The senior author made some inquiry into the matter especially following a note published in CALDASIA N,o.9, Jan. 6, 1944, p. 407, where Mr. F. C. Lehmann gave a brief summary of what was known of these birds. His account indicates that dark-colored ducks are of common occurrence in various part of Colombia, especially in the Bogotá Savanna where they are called "pico de oro" or "picodioro". He recorded others near Cali in the Cauca Valley where they are known as "pato amarillo". The matter is of especial interest since the black duck of North America, Anas rubripes, while migratory in the northern part of its range is not known to pass south of the southern United states except for two or three casual records from the West Indies. Shortly before this, on September 17, 1943, Brother Nicéforo Maria of the Instituto de La Salle in Bogotá wrote that he has forwarding to the U. S. National Museum as a gift a small collection of birds taken principally by himself for which he desired identifications. When these arrived in due time there was among them a strange duck somewhat resembling Anas spinicauda, but differing in form and especially in much darker color. There was some supposition that it might be a hybrid, but this seemed hardly probable, so that the question of the "black ducks" reported from this area came immediately to mind.For a number of years there has been persistent report of "black ducks" from the mountain lakes of central Colombia, with the supposition on the part of hunters that these were the well-known species of that name of eastern North America. The senior author made some inquiry into the matter especially following a note published in CALDASIA N,o.9, Jan. 6, 1944, p. 407, where Mr. F. C

  8. Spatial association between malaria vector species richness and malaria in Colombia.

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    Fuller, Douglas O; Alimi, Temitope; Herrera, Socrates; Beier, John C; Quiñones, Martha L

    2016-06-01

    Malaria transmission in Colombia is highly variable in space and time. Using a species distribution model, we mapped potential distribution of five vector species including Anopheles albimanus, Anopheles calderoni, Anopheles darlingi, Anopheles neivai, and Anopheles nuneztovari in five Departments of Colombia where malaria transmission remains problematic. We overlaid the range maps of the five species to reveal areas of sympatry and related per-pixel species richness to mean annual parasite index (API) for 2011-2014 mapped by municipality (n = 287). The relationship between mean number of vector species per municipality and API was evaluated using a Poisson regression, which revealed a highly significant relationship between species richness and API (p = 0 for Wald Chi-Square statistic). The results suggest that areas of relatively high transmission in Colombia typically contain higher number of vector species than areas with unstable transmission and that future elimination strategies should account for vector species richness.

  9. CONTRIBUTIONS TO RICKETTSIOSES RESEARCH IN COLOMBIA (1917-1943), LUIS B. PATIÑO CAMARGO.

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    Faccini-Martínez, Álvaro A; Botero-García, Carlos A; Hidalgo, Marylin

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    Colombian physician Luis Benigno Patiño Camargo was one of the pioneers in the study of rickettsioses in South America, demonstrating for the first time in Colombia the presence of Rickettsia rickettsii as the etiological agent of a highly deadly exanthematic febrile syndrome in the 1930s. However, Patiño-Camargo performed other investigations from 1917-1943, which represent the first descriptions and scientific evidence of the presence of R. prowazekii and R. typhi in Colombia. Almost 60 years after the latest research conducted by Dr. Patiño-Camargo, rickettsioses were again a matter of interest and research. In the last decade over 20 research studies have been published, showing new endemic areas for R. rickettsii, as well as the description of new rickettsial species in Colombia.

  10. The scarab beetle tribe Pentodontini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) of Colombia: taxonomy, natural history, and distribution.

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    López-García, Margarita M; Gasca-Álvarez, Héctor J; Amat-García, Germán

    2015-11-27

    Pentodontini is the most diverse tribe of Dynastinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), and most of the genera are restricted to a single biogeographic region. In this work, the taxonomic composition of the Pentodontini in Colombia was determined, and genera and species were diagnosed based on external morphology and male genitalia. Records of 1,580 specimens from 31 departments and 398 localities in Colombia were obtained from 24 species in the genera Bothynus Hope, Denhezia Dechambre, Euetheola Bates, Hylobothynus Ohaus, Oxyligyrus Arrow, Parapucaya Prell, Pucaya Ohaus, and Tomarus Erichson. Oxyligyrus cayennensis Endrödi, Tomarus cicatricosus (Prell), and T. pullus (Prell) are reported for the first time from Colombia. Pucaya punctata Endrödi is reduced to synonymy with Pucaya pulchra Arrow. Possible changes in the classification of Denhezia Dechambre are discussed. Dichotomous keys are provided for Colombian genera and species. Taxonomic descriptions and distribution maps are included for all species.

  11. CONTRIBUTIONS TO RICKETTSIOSES RESEARCH IN COLOMBIA (1917-1943), LUIS B. PATIÑO CAMARGO

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    FACCINI-MARTÍNEZ, Álvaro A.; BOTERO-GARCÍA, Carlos A.; HIDALGO, Marylin

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    Colombian physician Luis Benigno Patiño Camargo was one of the pioneers in the study of rickettsioses in South America, demonstrating for the first time in Colombia the presence of Rickettsia rickettsii as the etiological agent of a highly deadly exanthematic febrile syndrome in the 1930s. However, Patiño-Camargo performed other investigations from 1917-1943, which represent the first descriptions and scientific evidence of the presence of R. prowazekii and R. typhi in Colombia. Almost 60 years after the latest research conducted by Dr. Patiño-Camargo, rickettsioses were again a matter of interest and research. In the last decade over 20 research studies have been published, showing new endemic areas for R. rickettsii, as well as the description of new rickettsial species in Colombia. PMID:27074327

  12. Determination of the minimum dry matter index for the optimum harvest of 'Hass' avocado fruits in Colombia

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    Catarina Pedro Carvalho

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Colombia has become an important producer of 'Hass' avocado in the last three years; however, a minimum dry matter content has not been established as a maturity index for harvest. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between oil percentage and dry matter content in order to establish a minimum harvest index for 'Hass' avocado fruits grown in Colombia. Samples were collected for maturity determinations over three years of 'Hass' avocado fruit cultivation from fifteen different orchards in the department of Antioquia in order to determine the dry matter and oil percentage of fruits throughout the season. A simple linear relationship between oil content and dry matter was thus established. The equations for all of the studied orchards presented a good correlation coefficient, ranging between 0.70 on the Cartucho orchard in the municipality of Retiro and 0.99 on the Gacamayas and Paraiso orchards in the municipality of Entrerrios and Retiro. Using the minimal oil standard of 11.2% as a reference, the orchards that were found to have a high dry matter percentage at harvest were Cartucho in Retiro (26%, followed by Piedras Blancas and Santa Cruz in the municipality of Venecia (25%; while the 'Hass' avocado fruit from the Cebadero orchard in Retiro, Coconi in the municipality of La Ceja and Guacamayas in Entrerrios reached this oil standard at 22% dry matter, which could be a commercial advantage. Based on these oil content results, a minimal dry matter index of 23.5% was proposed as a harvest maturity indicator for 'Hass' avocado grown in Colombia. This harvesting index will need to be refined over time and with the addition of samples from more regions and climatic data profiles.

  13. [Evaluating public policy regarding the concept of healthy schools in Colombia: the formulation phase (1999-2006)].

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    Campos, Adriana C; Robledo-Martínez, Rocío; Arango-Soler, Juan M; Agudelo-Calderón, Carlos A

    2012-10-01

    Evaluating public policy formulation regarding the concept of healthy schools in Colombia, 1999 to 2006. This study involved qualitative research aimed at analysing the cycle of public policy. The main strategies used were collecting information, a documental review of secondary sources and holding semi-structured interviews (primary source). Thematic content was analysed. Two moments were identified regarding the formulation of policy or guidelines for the "Healthy schools in Colombia" strategy. The first was related to the publication of a document entitled, "A healthy school: the joy of living in peace," whose content was aimed at presenting national guidelines for implementing such policy whilst the second (following the enactment of the United Nations' Millennium Declaration) was an attempt at promoting housing and healthcare policy. The results were seen in terms of categories for integrating information regarding standards, observing pertinent actors, relationships, problems, objectives, lines of action and time-lines regarding policy and decision-making time-frames. The idea of a healthy school has not been a priority in the Colombian state's public policy, in spite of having been a state commitment in line with PAHO/WHO's stated policy, commitments promised by high officials during international meetings and representing a crucial strategy for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

  14. Bee pathogens found in Bombus atratus from Colombia: A case study.

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    Gamboa, Viviana; Ravoet, Jorgen; Brunain, Marleen; Smagghe, Guy; Meeus, Ivan; Figueroa, Judith; Riaño, Diego; de Graaf, Dirk C

    2015-07-01

    Bombus atratus bumblebees from Colombia that were caught in the wild and from breeding programs were screened for a broad set of bee pathogens. We discovered for the first time Lake Sinai Virus and confirmed the infection by other common viruses. The prevalence of Apicystis bombi, Crithidia bombi and Nosema ceranae was remarkably high. According to other studies the former two could have been co-introduced in South America with exotic bumble bees as Bombus terrestris or Bombus ruderatus. Given the fact that none of these species occur in Colombia, our data puts a new light on the spread of these pathogens over the South American continent.

  15. Cambio constitucional y capacidades institucionales: un análisis de la protesta social en Colombia

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    Marcela Velasco Jaramillo

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available El trabalho examina por que la Reforma Constitucional de 1997 en Colombia, disenada para reducir los efectos negativos del centralismo político no sossegó la comtestacion social. El trabajo analisa bases de datos para una serie de tiempo y estadísticas variadas.The article examines why the Consitutional Reform of 1991 in Colombia, which was elaborated to reduce the negative impact of the political centralism, did not succed to calm social protests. Time series data and various statistics are used.

  16. First results of the Colombia Lightning Mapping Array

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    López, Jesus; Montanyà, Joan; van der Velde, Oscar; Romero, David; Fabró, Ferran; Taborda, John; Aranguren, Daniel; Torres, Horacio

    2016-04-01

    In April 2015 the 3D Lightning Mapping Array (COLMA) network was installed on Santa Marta area (north of Colombia). The COLMA maps VHF radio emissions of lightning leaders in three dimensions by the time-of-arrival technique (Rison et al., 1999). This array has six sensors with base lines between 5 km to 20 km. The COLMA is the first VHF 3D network operating in the tropics and it has been installed in the frame of ASIM (Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor) ESA's mission in order to investigate the electrical characteristics of tropical thunderstorms favorable for the production of Terrestrial Gamma ray Flashes (TGF). In this paper we present COLMA data of several storms. We discuss lightning activity, lightning leader altitudes and thunderstorm charge structures compared to data form our ELMA (Ebro Lightning Mapping Array) at the north-east coast of Spain. The data confirm what we expected, lightning leaders can propagate at higher altitudes compared to mid latitude thunderstorms because the higher vertical development of tropical thunderstorms. A simple inspection of a ten minute period of the 16th of November of 2015 storm shows a tripolar electric charge structure. In that case, the midlevel negative charge region was located between 7 to 9 km. The structure presented a lower positive charge below the midlevel negative and centred at 6.5 km and an upper positive charge region extending from 9 km to slightly more than 15 km. This vertical extension of the upper positive charge where negative leaders evolve is significantly larger compared to the storms at the ELMA area in Spain. COLMA has shown frequent activity of negative leaders reaching altitudes of more than 15 km.

  17. Las avispas bandera (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae de Colombia

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    Zambrano González Giselle

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La familia Evaniidae está representada por un número relativamente pequeño de géneros y especies dentro del orden Hymenoptera. Son avispas de tamaño medio, sin aguijón y solitarias que parasitan ootecas de cucarachas. Se realizó un estudio de reconocimiento genérico de la familia Evaniidae para Colombia y su distribución a partir de colecciones  entomológicas. El primer capítulo, “Sistemática y taxonomía de  Evaniidae”, pretende ser el reflejo de un trabajo realizado por más de un año, de curadoría y determinación de especímenes presentes en colecciones entomológicas, donde se propone una clave taxonómica para la identificación de los seis géneros de evánidos encontrados en Colombia y un análisis de los caracteres utilizados para la misma. El segundo capítulo, “Biología de Evaniidae”, es una recopilación de todos los estudios existentes sobre la biología de la familia, en donde se hace evidente la falta de trabajo sobre el tema y el desconocimiento básico de algunos aspectos que podrían ser muy útiles para la implementación de nuevas estrategias de control biológico. El tercer capítulo, “Distribución geográfica de los géneros de la f amilia Evaniidae”, muestra como los diferentes géneros de la familia se encuentran distribuidos dentro del territorio colombiano y presenta el estado actual del muestreo de la familia dando información para poder definir áreas de concentración de muestras o áreas posteriores de muestreo. Por último, se presentan las conclusiones y recomendaciones finales que permiten dar una idea del trabajo que queda por hacer y los pasos a seguir.

  18. Adaptation and Implementation of a Science-Based Prevention System in Colombia: Challenges and Achievements.

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    Pérez-Gómez, Augusto; Mejía-Trujillo, Juliana; Brown, Eric C; Eisenberg, Nicole

    2016-05-01

    During the last 2 years, the Colombian government and the Nuevos Rumbos Corporation have been implementing an adapted version of the Communities That Care (CTC) prevention system, called Comunidades Que se Cuidan (CQC) in Spanish, for use in Colombia. This brief report presents the process of implementing CQC and identifies some of the main challenges and achievements of implementing the system in eight communities in Colombia. Preliminary results of a pilot study of CQC implementation in Colombia show that prevention system development, including a focus on measuring community risk and protection, can be established successfully in Latin American communities despite a lack of rigorously tested prevention programs and strategies. Moreover, mobilizing community coalitions toward science-based prevention, with a focus on examining local risk and protective factor data, can spur development and evaluation of prevention efforts in Latin America.

  19. REGISTROS NUEVOS DE ESPECIES DE Lutzomyia (DIPTERA: PSYCHODIDAE EN EL DEPARTAMENTO DE CESAR, COLOMBIA

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    Luis Gregorio ESTRADA

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    Full Text Available El estudio de los insectos asociados a la epidemiología de la leishmaniasis, en la Costa Caribe colombiana, se ha concentrado en los departamentos de Sucre y Córdoba, por consiguiente existe un escaso conocimiento de la fauna de flebotomíneos del resto de la región. En la presente nota se presentan cuatro nuevos registros de Lutzomyia spp., para el departamento de Cesar. Los insectos fueron colectados con dos trampas de luz tipo CDC, equipadas con LED de color azul, en el Balneario Hurtado de la ciudad de Valledupar, Cesar. Se recolectaron en total 50 flebotomíneos, los cuales estuvieron representados por las especies Lutzomyia cayennensis cayennensis (38 %, L. evansi (28 %, L. trinidadensis (14 %, L. venezuelensis (10 %, L. micropyga (6 % y L. rangeliana (2 %. Como primeros registros para el departamento sobresalen L. evansi, L. venezuelensis, L. micropyga y L. rangeliana, con lo que se eleva a ocho el número de especies reportadas hasta la fecha en el Cesar. Entre los nuevos registros se destaca el hallazgo de L. evansi, reconocido vector de Leishmania spp. en la Costa Caribe de Colombia. New Records of Species of Lutzomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae From the Department of Cesar, ColombiaStudies of the insects associated with the epidemiological cycle of leishmaniasis on the Caribbean coast of Colombia have been focused on the departments of Sucre and Córdoba. The phlebotomine sand fly fauna of the rest of the Caribbean region remains little known. In the present study four species of the genus Lutzomyia are reported from the department of Cesar for the first time. Sand flies were sampled using two CDC light traps with blue color LEDs at Balneario Hurtado, a tourist area in the city of Valledupar. A total of 50 phlebotomine sand flies were collected, of which the species Lutzomyia cayennensis cayennensis (38 % of the sample and L. trinidadensis (14 % were already known from the departament. Specimens of L. evansi (28 %, L. venezuelensis (10

  20. CONTRARREFORMA EDUCATIVA EN COLOMBIA.(EDUCATION COUNTER-REFORM IN COLOMBIA

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    Renan Vega Cantor

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    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de éste texto es presentar los resultados de un estudio realizado sobre las transformaciones que en las dos últimas décadas ha sufrido la universidad colombiana, en la perspectiva de mostrar un contexto histórico más amplio que vaya más allá de lo puramente coyuntural. En este texto se estudian cuatro aspectos: en primer término, se recuerdan algunas características del neoliberalismo educativo y la manera cómo se vincula con el capitalismo en Colombia; en segundo lugar, se examina cómo ha operado el neoliberalismo en la universidad colombiana en las dos últimas décadas, relacionando como punto de partida el gasto militar y el gasto educativo; posteriormente, se analiza el Proyecto de Ley 112; y, por último, se señalan algunos aspectos sobre el movimiento de protesta contra ese proyecto.AbstractThe main objective of this text is to present the results of a study on the transformations that in the last two decades has undergone the Colombian University, in the perspective of showing a broader historical context which goes beyond purely cyclical transformations. This text explores four aspects: firstly, some characteristics of the educational neoliberalism are addressed and the way how it is linked with capitalism in Colombia; secondly, it examines how neoliberalism has operated in the Colombian University in the last two decades, relating as a starting point the military spending and the education spending; subsequently, the Bill n° 112 is analyzed; and, finally, some aspects of the movement of protest against this project are identified.

  1. La imagen en el contexto de la violencia en Colombia: Un acercamiento a distintas perspectivas.

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    Castaño Giraldo, Etna Mairen; Universidad Pedagógica Nacional; Avella Estrada, Alejandra; Universidad Pedagógica Nacional; Arango, Alejandra; Universidad Pedagógica Nacional; Sanchez, Carlos; Universidad Pedagógica Nacional

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    El presente artículo hace parte de los avances del proyecto de investigación Imagen, violencia política y formación: perspectivas de análisis en Colombia, adscrito al centro de investigaciones de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional ; el cual, tuvo como propósito llevar a cabo un estado del arte de los estudios sobre el lugar de la imagen en relación a la violencia política en Colombia. En este artículo se presenta el trabajo de varios autores que entre el  2000 y 2010  han adelantado investiga...

  2. Dengue in Brazil and Colombia: a study of knowledge, attitudes, and practices

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction This study was conducted in Brazil and Colombia,where dengue is endemic and vector control programs use chemical insecticides. Methods We identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices about dengue and determined the infestation levels of Aedes aegypti in one Brazilian and four Colombian communities. Results The surveys show knowledge of the vector, but little knowledge about diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Vector infestation indices show Brazil to have good relative control, while Colombia presents a high transmission risk. Conclusions Given the multidimensionality of dengue control, vertical control strategies are inadequate because they deny contextualized methods, alternative solutions, and local empowerment.

  3. TLC Estados Unidos – Colombia: oportunidades de negocio en el sector cervecero colombiano

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    Loaiza Saa, Isabella; Hernández Rojas, Gustavo Andrés

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    El presente trabajo analiza el sector cervecero colombiano y las oportunidades de importación de cerveza artesanal generadas por el TLC Estados Unidos- Colombia. También se describe la relación comercial entre Colombia y Estados Unidos durante el periodo comprendido entre los años 2000 y 2013 junto con la inflación y la tasa de desempleo. Para finalizar se realiza un pronóstico de la demanda y un modelo de inventarios para el posible importador y se brindan sugerencias en cuanto a la distribu...

  4. Analysis of Dynamic Complexity of the Cyber Security Ecosystem of Colombia

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    Angélica Flórez

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents two proposals for the analysis of the complexity of the Cyber security Ecosystem of Colombia (CEC. This analysis shows the available knowledge about entities engaged in cyber security in Colombia and the relationships between them, which allow an understanding of the synergy between the different existing components. The complexity of the CEC is detailed from the view of the Influence Diagram of System Dynamics and the Domain Diagram of Software Engineering. The resulting model makes cyber security evident as a strategic component of national security.

  5. Down the Slippery, Snowy Slopes of Colombia We Go

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    Guerrillas, and Colombia’s New Violencia ." World Policy Journal XVII, no. 3 (Fall 2000). Available via Colombia International Affairs Online. Miller...William M. LeoGrande and Kenneth E. Sharpe, "Two Wars or One? Drugs, Guerrillas, and Colombia’s New Violencia ," World Policy Journal XVII, no. 3 (Fall

  6. 75 FR 22207 - Importation of Papayas From Colombia and Ecuador

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    ... Colombia and Ecuador AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY... importation of commercial shipments of fresh papayas from Colombia and Ecuador into the continental United States. The conditions for the importation of papayas from Colombia and Ecuador include requirements...

  7. Overview of exploration potential of Colombia

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    Bueno, R.; Kanes, W.H.

    1989-03-01

    The sedimentary basins of Colombia, including the Llanos, Putumayo, Upper Magdalena, Middle Magdalena, Lower Magdalena-Sinu, Cauca-Patia, Cesar-Rancheria, Guajira, and Chaco-Pacifico basins, are placed in a comprehensive geologic framework. All basins are related to the tectonic evolution of northwestern South America. Basin stratigraphic packages are defined for each sequence, and this sequence stratigraphy is related to the following events: (1) pre-Cretaceous tectonic fabric, (2) docking of the Amaime and Cordillera Occidental terranes, (3) eastward movement of the Caribbean plate, (4) accretion of the Baudo terrane and the welding of Central America, and (5) Miocene-Holocene plate collision. Brief overview of basin exploration histories suggest that early established tectonic trends tend to undergo repeated deformation and are an important factor in the accumulation of major hydrocarbon reserves. This is particularly true where basement inversion or broad regional cross structures are present. Also, the amount of wrench faulting and its effect on migration paths and trap formation is still incompletely understood but undoubtedly has a strong influence in the formation of large fields. As more regional studies are made and detailed studies are synthesized in light of regional structural and stratigraphic patterns, significant additional hydrocarbon discoveries should be forthcoming.

  8. Is periodontal disease a public health issue in Colombia?

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    Jorge Hernán Ramírez

    2007-09-01

    related to a poor glycemia control6, increased risk of nephropathy7, and mortality8. Furthermore, several studies have found that periodontitis is related to an increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases (acute myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident, and peripheral vascular disease and pregnancy complications (preeclampsia, prematurity, and low birthweight9,10. Recent randomized clinical trials (RCT support the link between periodontitis and systemic diseases. Treatment of periodontitis with scaling and root planning (a procedure for subgingival plaque removal occasionally combined with antibiotics has shown to decrease glycated hemoglobin levels in diabetic patients11, to improve endothelial function12, and to reduce in five times the pregnant mothers’ risk of having a premature childbirth13. Despite the periodontitis high prevalence and its relation to multiple systemic diseases, Colombia lacks an adequate public health policy aimed to the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. The Health Promotion Companies (in Spanish: Entidades Promotoras de Salud (EPS -are the health insurance companies in Colombia only are accountable for oral health education, prevention, and periodontitis diagnosis. However, EPS reach only to diagnose the patient, because periodontal treatment is not included in the Mandatory Health Program (Plan Obligatorio de Salud (POS in Spanish -the list of health services, procedures and medications that anybody affiliated to an EPS has the right to access14. Ironically, the Oral Health National Program - 2006 - (Social Protection Ministery - Resolution Number 3577 - 2006 emphasizes the component of oral health as a part of the general health with the objective of «guaranteeing the access of oral health services to the population»15. Additionally, the Technical Protocol for the Early Detection of Pregnancy Alterations (Resolution Number 412 - 2000 establishes the remission to a dentist in the first prenatal care visit with the

  9. Rural Location and Relative Location: Adding Community Context to the Study of Sexual Assault Survivor Time Until Presentation for Medical Care.

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    Johnson, Ingrid Diane; Hiller, Matthew L

    2016-08-12

    Despite a strong empirical base linking community context and proximity to resources to individual health care access, studies examining predictors of sexual assault survivor time until presentation for medical care have not yet examined these relationships. This study addresses this gap. The data included retrospective records on a sample of 1,630 female survivors who reported their sexual assault to law enforcement and were subsequently seen by a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) in one of eight Alaskan communities between the years 1996 and 2006. Logistic regression models were used to determine whether delays in presentation (presentation 12 hr or more after assault) differed for women presenting in unique communities (rural location), and between those whose assault and exam occurred in different communities versus occurring in the same community (relative location). Although rural location did not seem to have a unique impact on time until presentation, differing locations (i.e., relative location) of assaults and exams increased the likelihood of delays in presentation. Non-American Indian/Alaska Native race/ethnicity and knowing one's assailant(s) also increased the likelihood of delays. These results indicate that in addition to a need for further research, there is a need for more appropriate and reliable sexual assault medical services across communities, and that survivors assaulted by known assailants should be targeted in efforts to reduce time until presentation.

  10. Secondary syphilis in cali, Colombia: new concepts in disease pathogenesis.

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    Full Text Available Venereal syphilis is a multi-stage, sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochetal bacterium Treponema pallidum (Tp. Herein we describe a cohort of 57 patients (age 18-68 years with secondary syphilis (SS identified through a network of public sector primary health care providers in Cali, Colombia. To be eligible for participation, study subjects were required to have cutaneous lesions consistent with SS, a reactive Rapid Plasma Reagin test (RPR-titer > or = 1 : 4, and a confirmatory treponemal test (Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption test- FTA-ABS. Most subjects enrolled were women (64.9%, predominantly Afro-Colombian (38.6% or mestizo (56.1%, and all were of low socio-economic status. Three (5.3% subjects were newly diagnosed with HIV infection at study entry. The duration of signs and symptoms in most patients (53.6% was less than 30 days; however, some patients reported being symptomatic for several months (range 5-240 days. The typical palmar and plantar exanthem of SS was the most common dermal manifestation (63%, followed by diffuse hypo- or hyperpigmented macules and papules on the trunk, abdomen and extremities. Three patients had patchy alopecia. Whole blood (WB samples and punch biopsy material from a subset of SS patients were assayed for the presence of Tp DNA polymerase I gene (polA target by real-time qualitative and quantitative PCR methods. Twelve (46% of the 26 WB samples studied had quantifiable Tp DNA (ranging between 194.9 and 1954.2 Tp polA copies/ml blood and seven (64% were positive when WB DNA was extracted within 24 hours of collection. Tp DNA was also present in 8/12 (66% skin biopsies available for testing. Strain typing analysis was attempted in all skin and WB samples with detectable Tp DNA. Using arp repeat size analysis and tpr RFLP patterns four different strain types were identified (14d, 16d, 13d and 22a. None of the WB samples had sufficient DNA for typing. The clinical and microbiologic

  11. Apertura, competitividad y estructura en empresas innovadoras en Colombia

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    Chaves, Delfin Soto; Méndez, Jaime Páez

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    RESUMENEl presente trabajo evalúa las relaciones entre la innovación y los cambios en la estructura organizacional que vienen introduciendo las empresas en Colombia a partir del proceso de apertura e internacionalización económica. Se examinan algunos aspectos teóricos de innovación y cambio tecnológico asociados a la productividad y a la competitividad.Sobre la base de una muestra de empresas, de diversos sectores económicos, que han impulsado proyectos de cambio en materia de innovación tec...

  12. El marco constitucional vigente de la justicia transicional en Colombia

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    Gómez Velásquez, Alejandro; Universidad EAFIT

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    El artículo aborda el dilema de la justicia transicional desde la perspectiva del derecho constitucional vigente en Colombia. El propósito es presentar cómo dicho marco constitucional puede responder a la aplicación de la justicia transicional, en especial en relación con el problema de la responsabilidad penal de quienes cometieron atrocidades durante el conflicto armado, dentro de un proceso de diálogo y negociación. En otras palabras, el presente escrito está enfocado en presentar cuáles s...

  13. Desarrollo humano y crecimiento económico en Colombia

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    2011-01-01

    En el presente artículo se hace un análisis de la relación desarrollo humano y crecimiento económico en Colombia. Para ello, adaptamos a escala regional los métodos de estudio propuestos durante los últimos años por Ranis, Stewart y Ramírez en los que consideran la existencia de cuatro situaciones distintas en la relación entre ambas variables: círculos viciosos, círculos virtuosos, sesgos pro-crecimiento y sesgos pro-desarrollo. Previamente se estudia la relación en el ámbito mundial, con el...

  14. Osteology of Atelopus muisca (Anura, Bufonidae) from Colombia.

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    Hoyos, Julio Mario; Medina, Paola; Schoch, Paulette

    2015-01-09

    The first comprehensive description of the skeleton of Atelopus muisca Rueda-Almonacid & Hoyos, 1991 (Bufonidae, Anura) from the Chingaza Natural National Park (Colombia) is provided, and comparisons with some characters described for this species by Coloma and related frogs of the group A. ignescens are done. The humerus of male presenting more developed crista ventralis and crista lateralis, and the articulation of the frontoparietal bones showed the presence of sexual dimorphism. These are character not described for species of the genus Atelopus belonging to the group A. ignescens. A. ignescens. Among the other osteological characters we did not find unique feature for the species. 

  15. Intención de emprendimiento y liderazgo en Colombia

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    López Jurado, Laura Ximena; Flórez Moreno, Michelle Carolina; Castaño Bejanarano, Andrea Camila

    2016-01-01

    La relación entre el liderazgo y emprendimiento es un tema de estudio y análisis relativamente nuevo. El término de liderazgo ha sido estudiado y enfocado a otras áreas de estudio, pero en cuanto a la relación existente con emprendimiento se presentan aún carencias conceptuales. A lo largo del presente estudio, se hace una revisión de la literatura la cual permite identificar y analizar estos conceptos y su relación en la última década en Colombia, consultando literatura comprendida en bases ...

  16. El futuro de las empresas fiduciarias en Colombia

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    2010-01-01

    Esta investigación propone la aplicación de negocios fiduciarios novedosos para Colombia, a partir de la experiencia de la aplicación del concepto de fiducia en otros países del mundo. El presente estudio pretende elaborar un marco de referencia hacia un mediano plazo de la industria fiduciaria colombiana, teniendo en cuenta el papel que juega en la administración de recursos, identificando ya sean nuevos nichos de mercados y la explotación de vehículos fiduciarios no muy convencionales e...

  17. Ciencia y tecnología, perspectiva para Colombia

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    Laura Mendivil Anaya

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente art iculo hace un recorrido por los siguientes temas: la importancia de la inversión en Ciencia y Tecnología, el panorama mundial de la inversión en Ciencia y Tecnología, así como la Ciencla y la Tecnología en Colombia, profundizando en el Sistema de Ciencia y Tecnología, el presupuesto asignado y las posibles rutas para cualificar el tema en el país.

  18. Escritura y novela en Colombia, 1990-2005

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    Aleyda Nuby Gutiérrez Mavesoy

    2014-01-01

    La presente investigación aborda la novela de fin de siglo XX en Colombia entre 1990 y 2005 desde una orientación panorámica. El estudio se plantea desde el punto de vista de la escritura y se elabora a través del análisis de algunas novelas del periodo a partir de los conceptos mundo, autor, fragmento. Para ello se centra en las novelas Rosario Tijeras de Jorge Franco, Entre fantasmas de Fernando Vallejo, y Pavana del ángel de Roberto Burgos Cantor. Así las cosas el estudio presenta tres cap...

  19. Tráfico de órganos en Colombia

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    Castiblanco Rozo, Francineth

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo busca determinar los constructos teóricos y jurídicos que existen en Colombia y que orientan la problemática en cuanto a si existe tráfico de órganos, es importante señalar que estas prácticas ilícitas tienden a configurar un mercado negro de órganos, en el marco del desarrollo actual, al conjugarse una serie de factores que inciden sobre esta problemática.

  20. Television viewing and its association with health-related quality of life in school-age children from Montería, Colombia

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    2014-12-01

    Conclusion: This study provides evidence of significant associations between high TV viewing time and poor HRQoL among school-age children from Monteria, Colombia, which were independent of physical activity and weight.

  1. Discursos y disciplinamiento de la pobreza en la población desplazada por la violencia en Colombia (Discourses of poverty: a case of displacement population in Colombia

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    Diego Andrés Guevara Fletcher

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es señalar las distintas posiciones de los agentes que intervienen en el tema del desplazamiento forzoso en Colombia. Esto es, cómo la población en situación de desplazamiento producto de la violencia, siente y evalúa su condición así como la apreciación y percepción de actores del orden institucional que intervienen sobre esta problemática. En este sentido, la pobreza se convierte en un término que puede ser producido y reproducido por la sociedad. Los anteriores análisis se realizaron con base en información cualitativa y cuantitativa efectuada a la asociación de desplazados de Florida Valle, –Adesflovale– en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, al sur occidente de Colombia.The following article highlights the different discursive positions of the agents involved in the issue of forced displacement in Colombia. These are, as the population living in displacement situation and feel your condition and the various entities of national and international order that speak to this issue. In this sense, poverty becomes a term that can be produced and reproduced by society. The above analysis was conducted based on qualitative and quantitative information on the Florida association of displaced Valle, –Adesflovalle– in the department of Valle del Cauca, south western Colombia.

  2. Methodology to implement an example of social responsibility business (SRB in the leather industry in Colombia

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    José Alfredo Vásquez Paniagua

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Tannery industry is a big water resources pollutant in Colombia. By this, a bigger environmental responsibility has onwaters resources pollution in the country. This paper presents a methodological proposal to implement a CorporateSocial Responsibility methodology for Colombian Tannery Industry. In this case, Donna Wood’s theory, environmentalimpact, economic valuation of environmental quality, and citizen participation are used.

  3. Beyond the Mincer Equation: The Internal Rate of Return to Higher Education in Colombia

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    García-Suaza, Andrés Felipe; Guataquí, Juan Carlos; Guerra, José Alberto; Maldonado, Darío

    2014-01-01

    In order to present an estimation of the internal rate of return (IRR) to higher education in Colombia, we take advantage of recent updates on the methodological approach towards earnings equations. In order to overcome the criticism that surrounds interpretations of the education coefficient of Mincer equations as being the rate of return to…

  4. A large scale molecular study of Giardia duodenalis in horses in Colombia

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    The prevalence of Giardia duodenalis genotypes in horses is poorly known. The present study examined feces from 195 horses, 1 month to 17 years of age, in 4 locations in Colombia. Prevalence of infection was determined by PCR and all positives were sequenced to determine the genotypes. Thirty four (...

  5. los pobres de barranquilla (Colombia

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    José Luis Ramos R.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se analizan las características socioeconómicas relevantes que tiene la población pobre del distrito de Barranquilla (Colombia, y se destacan en el análisis las aspiraciones y la percepción que estas personas tienen sobre las instituciones de carácter público que se dedican a atender las demandas sociales. El estudio examina la relación entre los ciudadanos menos favorecidos y la institucionalidad social en sus múltiples manifestaciones y dimensiones, siguiendo los preceptos de la teoría institucional. Metodológicamente el estudio responde a un diseño cualitativocuantitativo, de carácter descriptivo-analítico. Para la interpretación de la información recogida a través de las encuestas se realizó un análisis de correspondencias múltiples.

  6. El comportamiento criminal en Colombia

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    Jaime Samudio

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los principales factores que influyen en el comportamiento criminal, que son de cuatro clases: precriminógenos (factores sociohistóricos y biológicos, criminógenos 1 (pautas de crianza, criminógenos 2 (en la pubertad y adolescencia y citcunstanciales (condiciones que aumentan la probabilidad de la conducta criminal facilitándola. Se describen varios casos, incluyendo los "gamines" de Colombia, la llamada "cultura de la violencia", la migración, y otros. Se analiza el papel de los factores biológicos en el crimen. Se les concede gran importancia a las pautas de crianza, que en el caso de los criminales incluyen técnicas inapropiadas de educación, disciplina inconsistente, castigo, poca atención y poco interés por los hijos, comportamiento violento en el hogar, alcoholismo y/o abuso de drogas por parte al menos de uno de los padres. Se obtiene así un cuadro coherente de los orígenes del comportamiento criminal, aunque se enfatiza la necesidad de realizar más investigaciones sobre estos importantes temas.

  7. Imagen país de Colombia desde la perspectiva extranjera

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    Echeverri Cañas, Lina María

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Colombia is a country with a negative historical positioning in international markets. Despite efforts by governments and influencers to improve its image, the perception of foreigners remains polarized, being associated with coffee and drug trafficking. This article is the result of a qualitative research conducted on foreign visitors from eight countries in the Americas with the largest number of visitors to Colombia in 2013: The United States, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. The study found that the image of Colombia is not one-dimensional, but multidimensional. It identifies five dimensions that influence country image: knowledge of the country, the industrial orientation, visitor attitudes, perceptions of prospects and preferences and finally interests associated with its image.Colombia es un país con un posicionamiento histórico negativo en mercados internacionales. Si bien los gobiernos y los prescriptores han dedicado esfuerzos por mejorarla, la percepción del extranjero se mantiene polarizada, es decir, todavía el país es asociado con el café y con el narcotráfico. El presente artículo es el resultado de una investigación cualitativa realizada a extranjeros procedentes de ocho países que registran el mayor número de visitantes en Colombia en el 2013 desde el continente americano: Estados Unidos, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Perú, Brasil, México y Chile. Como resultado del estudio se encontró que la imagen de Colombia no es unidimensional, es multidimensional. Se logran identificar cinco dimensiones que influyen en la imagen país: el conocimiento del país, la orientación industrial, las actitudes de los visitantes, las percepciones de los prospectos y las preferencias e intereses asociado a su imagen.

  8. Postales audiovisuales. exotismo, turismo y pa’ colombia

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    María Sol Barón Pino

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Pa’ Colombia (Carlos Lersundy, 1971-1979 es un ensayo audiovisual producto de un contexto en el cual, desde diferentes acercamientos, se estimuló la producción cinematográfica nacional, mientras se difundía la imagen del país a través de políticas para promover el sector turístico que generarían un amplio espectro de imaginarios exóticos y folclóricos sobre Colombia. El registro directo de Lersundy, a través del ejercicio de viaje que dio forma al cortometraje Pa’ Colombia, contrasta con la difusión visual generada por la Corporación Nacional de Turismo, y permite plantear una lectura crítica enmarcada dentro del panorama cinematográfico colombiano de la década de los setentas.

  9. Detection, in real time, of metallic pollutants present in the industrial atmospheric effluents by inductively coupled plasma torch; Detection, en temps reel, d'elements metalliques presents dans les rejets atmospheriques industriels par torche a plasma a couplage inductif

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    Vacher, D.

    2001-12-15

    This work is devoted to the development of a process of detection in real time of metallic pollutants present in industrial atmospheric effluents. The method of measurement is the atomic spectrometry of emission coupled to an ICP torch (Inductively coupled Plasma). The technology of the fluidized beds is used as system of introduction of the metallic particles into the ICP torch, the interest of the principle of detection resting on the stamping from the usual procedure of calibration of the analytical system. The results are presented in two parts. The first relates to the diagnosis of plasmas formed with various mixtures of N{sub 2}/O{sub 2} which one corresponds to pure air, the second presents the setting process of detection in real time starting from the intensities ratios of the spectral lines of the metallic element with those of the plasma-producing element (argon or pure air) The study of the diagnosis of plasmas made up of mixtures N{sub 2}/O{sub 2} relates to the determination of the atomic excitation temperature from the spectral lines of the copper element and the evaluation of the thermal disequilibrium q Te/Th. This last is obtained by considering the mass enthalpy of various mixtures N{sub 2}/O{sub 2}. The existence of a small thermal disequilibrium is highlighted. The study of detection in real time by ICP torch, without calibration of the system, is based on three points: - spectroscopic data processing to determine the values of the intensities ratios of spectral lines; - the insertion of the intensities ratios and the characteristics of plasma (argon or pure air) into a calculation code of plasma composition; - the comparison of the mass flux values of the metallic pollutants, in real time, obtained by experiments with those resulting from the elutriation calculation, term which defines the phenomenon of entrainment of the particles out of the fluidized bed. The results made it possible to show the similarity of the analytical system response

  10. Real-Time Imaging of Plant Cell Wall Structure at Nanometer Scale, with Respect to Cellulase Accessibility and Degradation Kinetics (Presentation)

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    Ding, S. Y.

    2012-05-01

    Presentation on real-time imaging of plant cell wall structure at nanometer scale. Objectives are to develop tools to measure biomass at the nanometer scale; elucidate the molecular bases of biomass deconstruction; and identify factors that affect the conversion efficiency of biomass-to-biofuels.

  11. Real-Time Imaging of Plant Cell Wall Structure at Nanometer Scale, with Respect to Cellulase Accessibility and Degradation Kinetics (Presentation)

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    Ding, S. Y.

    2012-05-01

    Presentation on real-time imaging of plant cell wall structure at nanometer scale. Objectives are to develop tools to measure biomass at the nanometer scale; elucidate the molecular bases of biomass deconstruction; and identify factors that affect the conversion efficiency of biomass-to-biofuels.

  12. Day vs night : Does time of presentation matter in acute heart failure? A secondary analysis from the RELAX-AHF trial

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    Pang, Peter S.; Teerlink, John R.; Boer-Martins, Leandro; Gimpelewicz, Claudio; Davison, Beth A.; Wang, Yi; Voors, Adriaan A.; Severin, Thomas; Ponikowski, Piotr; Hua, Tsushung A.; Greenberg, Barry H.; Filippatos, Gerasimos; Felker, G. Michael; Cotter, Gad; Metra, Marco

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    Background Signs and symptoms of heart failure can occur at any time. Differences between acute heart failure (AHF) patients who present at nighttime vs daytime and their outcomes have not been well studied. Our objective was to determine if there are differences in baseline characteristics and clin

  13. Las organizaciones no gubernamentales de derechos humanos en la democracia. Aproximaciones para el estudio de la politización de los derechos humanos en Colombia

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    Jairo Antonio López Pacheco

    2012-01-01

      This paper argue that the activity of human rights defense of main NGOs in Colombia can be analyze as an alternative exercise of social accountability that present relations of control and limit of...

  14. LACTANCIA MATERNA: Una revisión de la evaluación de esta práctica a través del tiempo. El caso de algunas comunidades indígenas en Colombia Breastfeeding: a review of its evolution through time. The case of some indigenous communities in Colombia

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    Fabiola Becerra Bulla

    2009-01-01

    century, mentioning evidences of knowledge and beliefs regarding breastfeeding. Later, we present an overview of the Colombian context since pre-colonial and colonial times and the independence until our days. Nonetheless, it is necessary and of great importance to highlight the continuity of this practice under the influence of the Colombian indigenous cultures. For this reason, at the end of the article we point to the characteristics of breastfeeding and complementary nutrition in some Colombian indigenous cultures.

  15. Sistema de salud de Colombia The health system of Colombia

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    Ramiro Guerrero

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta una breve descripción de las condiciones de salud de Colombia y una descripción detallada del sistema colombiano de salud. Esta última incluye una descripción de su estructura y cobertura, sus fuentes de financiamiento, el gasto en salud, los recursos con los que cuenta, quién vigila y evalúa al sector salud y qué herramientas de participación tienen los usuarios. Dentro de las innovaciones más recientes del sistema se incluyen las modificaciones al Plan Obligatorio de Salud y a los montos de la unidad de pago por capitación, la integración vertical entre empresas promotoras de salud y las instituciones prestadoras de servicios, así como el establecimiento de nuevas fuentes de recursos para lograr la universalidad e igualar los planes de beneficios entre los distintos regímenes.This document briefly describes the health conditions of the Colombian population and, in more detail, the characteristics of the Colombian health system. The description of the system includes its structure and coverage; financing sources; expenditure in health; physical material and human resources available; monitoring and evaluation procedures; and mechanisms through which the population participates in the evaluation of the system. Salient among the most recent innovations implemented in the Colombian health system are the modification of the Compulsory Health Plan and the capitation payment unit, the vertical integration of the health promotion enterprises and the institutions in charge of the provision of services and the mobilization of additional resources to meet the objectives of universal coverage and the homologation of health benefits among health regimes.

  16. Esclavos, libres y bogas en Santander, Colombia

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    Doris Lamus Canavate

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    Full Text Available La intención de este artículo es mostrar la temprana presencia -en proporciones no comparables con las de otras regiones de Colombia-, de “negros bozales”, “mulatos” y “zambos”, hombres en su mayoría pero no exclusivamente, descendientes de antiguos africanos esclavizados, ubicados en las tierras altas, así como bogas, navegantes del río Magdalena, que también dejaron su huella en Santander. Forma parte de un proyecto de investigación concluido titulado Hacia la reconstrucción de los procesos organizativos del movimiento social afrodescendiente en Santander, Colombia.

  17. Entrevista : Sandra Bessudo Lion (APC-Colombia)

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    Bióloga Marina del Ecole Pratique de Hautes Etudes Ephe, con Máster en Estudios de Ciencias de la Vida y de la Tierra en Perpignan, Francia. Es buzo profesional con más de 5.000 inmersiones en aguas abiertas, siendo una profesional muy comprometida con la conservación de la biodiversidad marina y con el cuidado del medio ambiente. A partir de enero de 2012 asumió la Dirección General de la Agencia Presidencial de Cooperación Internacional de Colombia (APC-Colombia), entidad gubernamental enca...

  18. Saberes, Culturas y Derechos Sexuales en Colombia

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    Viveros Vigoya, Mara; Pedraza Gómez, Zandra; Tovar, Patricia; Gil, Franklin; Brigeiro, Mauro; Castellanos, Gabriela; Esguerra Muelle, Camila; Santa Maldonado, Johanna; Botero Pulgarín, Rubby; Sevilla Casas, Elías; Rodríguez Rondón, Manuel Alejandro; Melo Moreno, Marco Alejandro; Borja, Jaime Humberto; Rodríguez, Víctor Manuel; García, Carlos Iván

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    Este libro reúne artículos de gran pertinencia académica en el tema, ponencias y discusiones que realizaron distintos grupos de trabajo en el marco del seminario Hacia una Agenda sobre Sexualidad y Derechos Humanos en Colombia, realizado en Bogotá durante los días 18, 19 y 20 de marzo de 2004. Este texto acerca a un público más amplio el debate que vienen desarrollando en Colombia investigadores, militantes, responsables y ejecutores de políticas públicas en materia de sexualidad y de derecho...

  19. Colombia's coal exports

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    Cantillo, J.; McCloskey, G.

    2004-10-01

    Colombia's Coal Exports gives essential insight into the country's export prospects. It outlines the current structure of the industry and plots its likely development. It places Colombia's aspirations in a context of the Atlantic market and addresses the key questions facing the industry and its investors. The contents are: executive summary; introduction; Colombian economics and politics; coal reserves and mining operations; costs; current mines and mining companies; transportation infrastructure; market; and the future. 39 tabs., 2 maps.

  20. Social effects of labour migration: the Colombia experience.

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    Cely Martinez, J N

    1989-06-01

    Colombia has traditionally been classified as a net exporter of manpower. However, the US's restrictions on immigration and the economic crisis in Venezuela, Colombia's sister republic, have affected both the volume and composition of emigration. It could be initially concluded that despite domestic difficulties and external problems, favorable economic prospects explain the present reduced outflow of immigrants. On the basis of a sample survey of applications taken during the last 2 years, 94% of arrivals were classified as professionals and technicians; the remainder were administrative workers. This achievement (which contrasts with high levels of unemployment among Colombian professionals) reflects new technological innovations. It appears that while Colombia exports engineers, it imports engineering. Opinion surveys conducted among employers, migrants, and educational authorities show that costs are not fully compensated by the migrant's improved standard of living in the country of destination, even if he has sent remittances to his country of origin. Investments in education and training yield no returns to the country if the recipient emigrates. The advantages of emigration, identified in the same surveys, include 1) reduction in internal pressure on the labor market, 2) improvement in the incomes of those who do not emigrate, and 3) resolution of economic problems for migrants. The Social Economics Plan implemented by the current government indirectly affects migratory processes by focusing on: 1) eradication of poverty; 2) the National Rehabilitation Plan, by which regional growth is stimulated in poor and economically precarious districts; and 3) the Integral Rural Development Plan which aims to eradicate poverty and improve production and commercialization in small-holding areas. The author concludes that the effects of migration on social structures must be examined in depth.

  1. Innovative well-completion strategy for challenging heavy-oil wells within mature fields requiring sand control in Colombia

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    Huimin, YE; Patarroyo, Mauricio [Mansarovar Energy (Colombia); Lopez, Nicolas; Perez, Carlos [Schlumberger (Colombia)

    2011-07-01

    With the depletion of conventional oil resources and the development of new techniques, exploitation of heavy oil wells has become common in Northern South America. Nevertheless those projects face the great challenge of implementing environment and sand management systems while optimizing the production and reservoir's life. The aim of this paper is to present a completion methodology, its results and impacts on the productivity of the reservoir. Different simulations to select the sand control strategy and sensitivity studies to confirm their decision were carried out in the Moriche field, a heavy-oil mature field located in Colombia. Following the simulation results, stainless steel wool based screens were finally chosen and their implementation led to savings in time and costs and the elimination of downhole issues. The use of the completion methodology presented herein on the Moriche wells led to an overall improvement in productivity.

  2. The genus Milnesium (Eutardigrada: Milnesiidae) in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), with the description of Milnesium kogui sp. nov.

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    Londoño, Rosana; Daza, Anisbeth; Caicedo, Martín; Quiroga, Sigmer; Kaczmarek, Łukasz

    2015-05-06

    A new species, Milnesium kogui sp. nov. is described from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. The new species belongs to the tardigradum group and is most similar, by the claw configuration [2-2]-[2-2], to Milnesium dujiangensis and Milnesium katarzynae. Milnesium kogui sp. nov. differs from M. dujiangensis mainly by the presence of primary branches on all legs and from M. katarzynae by the absence of dorsal sculpture. Additionally, in this paper we present a list of all Milnesium species recorded in Colombia including Milnesium cf. barbadosense Meyer & Hinton, 2012 and M. brachyungue Binda & Pilato, 1990, new additions to the recorded fauna of Colombia.

  3. Voting Present

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    James Lo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available During his time as a state senator in Illinois, Barack Obama voted “Present” 129 times, a deliberate act of nonvoting that subsequently became an important campaign issue during the 2008 presidential elections. In this article, I examine the use of Present votes in the Illinois state senate. I find evidence that Present votes can largely be characterized as protest votes used as a legislative tool by the minority party. Incorporating information from Present votes into a Bayesian polytomous item-response model, I find that this information increases the efficiency of ideal point estimates by approximately 35%. There is little evidence of significant moderation by Obama when Present votes are accounted for, though my results suggest that Obama’s voting record may have moderated significantly before his subsequent election to the U.S. Senate. My results also suggest that because legislative nonvoting may occur for a variety of reasons, naive inclusion of nonvoting behavior into vote choice models may lead to biased results.

  4. Enhanced Orographic Tropical Rainfall: An Study of the Colombia's rainfall

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    Peñaranda, V. M.; Hoyos Ortiz, C. D.; Mesa, O. J.

    2015-12-01

    the analysis of rainfall fields via first-order statistical properties, scaling functions, structure functions and spectral analysis, taking into account cloud-motion directions over mountainous slopes (windward/leeward side) and timing of the diurnal cycle. The analysis is developed for some Colombia's locations.

  5. La paradoja de un Liberalismo Intervencionista: Colombia, años treinta, cuarentas

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    Leonardo Andrés Ferreira Vélez

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es indagar el escenario ideológico de los decenios de 1930-40 en Colombia, a partir de la historia de las doctrinas económicas, desde las teorías, los discursos y las políticas económicas que plantearon los gobiernos de la República Liberal (1930-1946 y los intelectuales liberales de la época. El artículo plantea que los liberales durante estos cuatro gobiernos intentaron transformar los lineamientos económicos del laissez faire, que según ellos habían guiado a la economía colombiana hasta la crisis de 1930, por un intervencionismo liberal. A partir de esto, se adhirieron a la corriente utilitarista del liberalismo que estaba en boga en la época, donde el bien común debe estar por encima del bien particular, y donde el Estado debe intervenir en la economía para democratizar el acceso a la propiedad sobre el capital, la tierra y la riqueza. Después de consolidada la legislación intervencionista durante el primer gobierno de López Pumarejo y los fines sociales que planteaban los principios del intervencionismo liberal en la constitución de 1936, el gobierno de Eduardo Santos intentó consolidar el modelo de crecimiento equilibrado, el cual materializaría dichos principios y a su vez cambiaría el papel económico de Colombia en el escenario internacional, aprovechando la ventaja que ofrecía la coyuntura económica propiciada por la segunda guerra mundial y su cese de importaciones.______________________ABSTRACT:The aim of this article is to investigate the ideological scene of the decades 1930-40 in Colombia, starting from the economic doctrines history, from theories, speeches and economic policies that the Liberal Republic governments (1930-1946 and liberal intellectuals of the time approached. The article suggests that liberals, during these four-year government, tried to transform the economic guidelines of laissez faire that, according to them, had guided the Colombian economy until the

  6. Colombia - A Case Study in Smart Power

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    2014-05-22

    the country’s geography (see map, page 14) and its ramifications: The Magdalena River Valley represents the heart of the country, where– along with...csis.org/files/media/csis/pubs/071112- backfromthebrink-web.pdf (accessed December 2, 2013). 45 Embassy of the United States. “Plan Colombia.” Bogota

  7. Colombia: Learning Institutions Enable Integrated Response

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    2010-09-01

    dislocation caused by the growing drug trade, U.S. efforts to “punish” Colombia during the Ernesto Samper administration (1994–1998) for inadequate...hinterland. Che Guevara was perhaps only singularly unlucky in attracting both the notoriety and the competent response that led to his being hunted down

  8. Plan Colombia: The Strategic and Operational Imperatives

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    2001-04-01

    more secure, more governable, and more democratic.1 Colombia’s Travails . Colombia is the most difficult challenge facing the United States in the...Finally, there is the entire decriminalization of drugs school of thought. It is totally opposed to the “war on drugs” at the source. This passionate

  9. Bilingual Curriculum Construction and Empowerment in Colombia.

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    de Mejia, Anne-Marie; Tejada, Harvey

    2003-01-01

    Traced development of a bilingual curriculum in a monolingual private school in Cali, Colombia, with particular reference to the creation of a curricular proposal in accord with the philosophy and expectations of the school community and the process of particular empowerment generated throughout the research. (Author/VWL)

  10. Colombia's Libraries: Modernizing amidst a Drug War.

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    Chepesiuk, Ron

    1991-01-01

    Describes the impact that the war on drugs in Colombia has had on their library services and on the lives of professional librarians. Topics discussed include political, staffing, budget, resource, and physical plant problems; the serious shortage of professional librarians; and extending library service to rural areas. (LRW)

  11. Colombia's Libraries: Modernizing amidst a Drug War.

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    Chepesiuk, Ron

    1991-01-01

    Describes the impact that the war on drugs in Colombia has had on their library services and on the lives of professional librarians. Topics discussed include political, staffing, budget, resource, and physical plant problems; the serious shortage of professional librarians; and extending library service to rural areas. (LRW)

  12. Legalising small coal mines in Colombia

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    Espinosa Bula, D.

    2000-07-01

    It was estimated that in 1996 some 97% of the coal mines in Colombia comprised small-scale operations. This paper discusses the legal framework of the Colombian mining sector, the regulatory framework of small-scale mining, the illegal mining issue, and the Colombian approach to illegal coal mining. 1 fig., 13 tabs.

  13. Colombia: the true impact of sabotage

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    2001-08-28

    The political violence that has dogged Colombia for three decades has hit the country's energy sector and Drummond, among its largest coal producers. Disruptions may stifle foreign investment to further develop production and export facilities. The article discusses Drummond's development plans and the potential market for Colombian coal for US power generation. 3 tabs.

  14. Epidemiology and control of malaria in Colombia

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    Julio Cesar Padilla Rodríguez

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Malaria is currently one of the most serious public health problems in Colombia with an endemic/epidemic transmission pattern that has maintained endemic levels and an average of 105,000 annual clinical cases being reported over the last five years. Plasmodium vivax accounts for approximately 70% of reported cases with the remainder attributed almost exclusively to Plasmodium falciparum. A limited number of severe and complicated cases have resulted in mortality, which is a downward trend that has been maintained over the last few years. More than 90% of the malaria cases in Colombia are confined to 70 municipalities (about 7% of the total municipalities of Colombia, with high predominance (85% in rural areas. The purpose of this paper is to review the progress of malaria-eradication activities and control measures over the past century within the eco-epidemiologic context of malaria transmission together with official consolidated morbidity and mortality reports. This review may contribute to the formulation of new antimalarial strategies and policies intended to achieve malaria elimination/eradication in Colombia and in the region.

  15. Lifelong Learning in Colombia and Denmark

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    Olesen, Henning Salling

    2004-01-01

    The article examines education and learning opportunities in Colombia against the backdrop of Danish modernisation and reform experiences from second half of 20th Century. The article discusses possibilities to learn from Danish experiences in the development of a Colombian lifelong learning policy...

  16. The Observer Video-Pro: new software for the collection, management, and presentation of time-structured data from videotapes and digital media files.

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    Noldus, L P; Trienes, R J; Hendriksen, A H; Jansen, H; Jansen, R G

    2000-02-01

    The Observer Video-Pro is a system for collecting, managing, analyzing, and presenting observational data. It integrates The Observer software with time code and multimedia hardware components. It extends the functionality of a conventional real-time event recording program in various ways. Observational data can be collected, reviewed, and edited with synchronized display of the corresponding video images. For optimal visual feedback during coding, one can display the video image in a window on the computer screen. Video playback from either a VCR or a digital media file can be controlled by the computer, allowing software-controlled jog, shuttle, and search functions. Besides a wide range of VCRs, The Observer Video-Pro supports all major digital video file formats. The software allows the user to summarize research findings in numerical, graphical, or multimedia format. One can create a time--event plot for a quick glance at the temporal structure of the observed process, or run specific analysis procedures and generate reports with statistics. An Event Summary function is available for exploratory and qualitative analysis. Video material can be summarized in a Video Play List, which allows on-screen summary presentations or the creation of highlight compilations on tape, CD, or other media. Video images can be captured and saved as disk files, for use as illustrations in documents, slides for presentations, and so forth. In this paper we describe the design and operation of the system, illustrated with a case study from research on Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

  17. Causas de ceguera infantil en Cali, Colombia.

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    Claudia Zuluaga

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: La retinopatía de la prematuridad es la principal causa de ceguera en los niños que consultan a las instituciones responsables de la atención de este problema en el mundo. En Colombia y en Cali se desconoce el impacto de este daño sobre la salud de los niños. OBJETIVO: Cuantificar las principales causas de ceguera infantil en Cali y así dar las bases para crear programas de salud ocular que realmente produzcan un impacto en las enfermedades de mayor prevalencia en Cali. METODOLOGÍA: Se revisó el registro diario de admisión del Departamento de Psicología del Instituto para niños ciegos y sordos de Cali. Hubo 124 niños matriculados entre los periodos académicos 1994 a 2004; se revisaron las historias clínicas y cuando éstas no estaban disponibles, se les realizó ecografía ocular con los padres presentes y se cuantificó la distribución de enfermedades visuales en 8 categorías. HALLAZGOS: De los 124 niños que ingresaron al Instituto en el periodo mencionado, 42 (33.8% tuvieron diagnóstico de retinopatía de la prematuridad y el resto tuvo otros diagnósticos. CONCLUSIONES: Las principales causas de ceguera en los niños que estudian en el Instituto para niños Ciegos y Sordos del Valle del Cauca son prevenibles con prevención primaria la retinopatía de la prematuridad y la toxoplasmosis o con prevención secundaria la retinopatía de la prematuridad, el glaucoma, el retinoblastoma y la catarata.

  18. Causas de ceguera infantil en Cali, Colombia

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    Claudia Zuluaga

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La retinopatía de la prematuridad es la principal causa de ceguera en los niños que consultan a las instituciones responsables de la atención de este problema en el mundo. En Colombia y en Cali se desconoce el impacto de este daño sobre la salud de los niños. Objetivo: Cuantificar las principales causas de ceguera infantil en Cali y así dar las bases para crear programas de salud ocular que realmente produzcan un impacto en las enfermedades de mayor prevalencia en Cali. Metodología: Se revisó el registro diario de admisión del Departamento de Psicología del Instituto para niños ciegos y sordos de Cali. Hubo 124 niños matriculados entre los periodos académicos 1994 a 2004; se revisaron las historias clínicas y cuando éstas no estaban disponibles, se les realizó ecografía ocular con los padres presentes y se cuantificó la distribución de enfermedades visuales en 8 categorías. Hallazgos: De los 124 niños que ingresaron al Instituto en el período mencionado, 42 (33.8% tuvieron diagnóstico de retinopatía de la prematuridad, 19 (15.3% toxoplasmosis y el resto tuvo otros diagnósticos. Conclusiones: Las principales causas de ceguera en los niños que estudian en el Instituto para niños Ciegos y Sordos del Valle del Cauca son prevenibles con prevención primaria la retinopatía de la prematuridad y la toxoplasmosis o con prevención secundaria la retinopatía de la prematuridad, el glaucoma, el retinoblastoma y la catarata.

  19. 78 FR 47046 - Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Colombia Environmental...

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    2013-08-02

    ... Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Colombia Environmental Cooperation... the first United States--Colombia Environmental Cooperation Work Program. SUMMARY: The Department... Program for implementing the United States--Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which...

  20. Severe and benign Plasmodium vivax malaria in Emberá (Amerindian) children and adolescents from an endemic municipality in Western Colombia.

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    Medina-Morales, Diego A; Montoya-Franco, Estefanía; Sanchez-Aristizabal, Viviana D P; Machado-Alba, Jorge E; Rodríguez-Morales, Alfonso J

    2016-01-01

    Malaria in children is still an important public health problem in endemic areas of South-East Asia and Latin America. Certain forms of the disease, such as Plasmodium vivax severe malaria, are still neglected. This descriptive study assessed the frequency of severe and benign P. vivax infection in Emberá children (municipality in Colombia in 2013, using the WHO criteria. During 2013, 270 Emberá children presented 349 episodes of malaria. From them, 22 (8.1%) presented at least one of the criteria for severe malaria. Some patients with P. vivax presented with severe malaria (severe anemia, renal dysfunction, respiratory distress and seizure). Mixed malaria cases presented more complications than those with monoinfection (OR=5.535; 95%CI 1.81-16.9). In Colombia, few data are available about severe P. vivax malaria in children, especially in the Amerindian ethnic groups. Mixed infections were associated with increased risk of severe malaria. At the same time, detailed and prospective studies are needed to measure the real impact of severe vivax malaria, as was evidenced in this paper.