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  1. Contingency planning: preparation of contingency plans

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    Westergaard, J M

    2008-01-01

    . The risk of introducing disease pathogens into a country and the spread of the agent within a country depends on a number of factors including import controls, movement of animals and animal products and the biosecurity applied by livestock producers. An adequate contingency plan is an important instrument......Outbreaks of infectious animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, classical swine fever, Newcastle disease and avian influenza may have a devastating impact, not only on the livestock sector and the rural community in the directly affected areas, but also beyond agriculture and nation wide...... in the preparation for and the handling of an epidemic. The legislation of the European Union requires that all Member States draw up a contingency plan which specifies the national measures required to maintain a high level of awareness and preparedness and is to be implemented in the event of disease outbreak...

  2. Waterfowl disease contingency plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this contingency plan is reduce waterfowl losses from disease, primarily avian botulism, along the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. This...

  3. Energy Emergency and Contingency Planning

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This Region 3 document outlines the purpose of Energy Emergency and Contingency Plans. These plans are intended to help refuges continue to function during energy...

  4. National Contingency Plan Subpart J

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    Subpart J of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) directs EPA to prepare a schedule of dispersants, other chemicals, and oil spill mitigating devices and substances that may be used to remove or control oil discharges.

  5. RMA Emergency Management / Contingency Plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The RMA Emergency Management/Contingency Plan (EM/CP) provides guidance to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) and the RMA National Wildlife Refuge (RMANWR) managers...

  6. 40 CFR 264.53 - Copies of contingency plan.

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    2010-07-01

    ... police departments, fire departments, hospitals, and State and local emergency response teams that may be called upon to provide emergency services. ... Contingency Plan and Emergency Procedures § 264.53 Copies of contingency plan. A copy of the contingency plan...

  7. [Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge : Disease Contingency Plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Disease Contingency Plan for Ottawa NWR provides background information on disease surveillance; an inventory of Refuge personnel, equipment, and resources; and...

  8. 40 CFR 265.53 - Copies of contingency plan.

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    2010-07-01

    ...) Submitted to all local police departments, fire departments, hospitals, and State and local emergency response teams that may be called upon to provide emergency services. ... DISPOSAL FACILITIES Contingency Plan and Emergency Procedures § 265.53 Copies of contingency plan. A copy...

  9. National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This instruction advises of the current National Oil and Hazardous Material Contingency Plan, the Bureau's role in effecting the Plan, and guidelines for handling...

  10. Communications Contingency Plan: Planning for Crises and Controversy. Phase 1

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    Treise, Deborah; Bernstein, Arla G.; Yates, Brad

    1998-01-01

    Interviews were conducted with a variety of Marshall Space Flight Center personnel and local media representatives in Huntsville, Alabama, in order to identify the current perceptions of these individuals regarding communication effectiveness between MSFC and the media. The purposes of the Phase One report are to (1) assess the need for a contingency plan for communicating in situations of crisis and controversy; (2) identify goals and objectives for the planning process; and (3) provide recommendations for future planning activities to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in Phase One. It is strongly recommended that MSFC personnel who are involved in communications with the media participate in a facilitated, strategic communications planning process in order to develop Phase Two of the Communications Contingency Plan (CCP). Phase Two will address (1) the categorizing, ranking and prioritizing of crises and controversies; (2) the development of action steps and implementation strategies for the CCP; and (3) the development of a monitoring and evaluation process for ongoing plan effectiveness.

  11. National Contingency Plan (NCP) Subpart J Product Schedule Fact Sheet

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    This section of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan stipulates the criteria for listing and managing the use of dispersants and other chemical and biological agents used to mitigate oil spills.

  12. National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan

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    1996-07-01

    The purpose of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) is to provide the organizational structure and procedures for preparing for and responding to discharges of oil and releases of hazardous substances, pollutants...

  13. Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge : Migratory Bird Disease Contingency Plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Disease Contingency Plan for Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge provides background information on migratory bird disease surveillance; an inventory of Refuge...

  14. Volcanic Eruption: Students Develop a Contingency Plan

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    Meisinger, Philipp; Wittlich, Christian

    2013-04-01

    , causing a blockage and afflux of the Rhine, which, due to the given conditions of a very narrow valley, would lead to excessive flooding affecting even the greater Rhine-Main-region. Not to mention the consequences of a pyroclastic flow, dropping volcanic bombs and further hazardous/disastrous consequences. In comparison to other "potentially active" or "active volcanoes", e.g. the Vesuvius, the Laacher See is scarcely monitored and according to recent publications poorly analyzed in terms of contingency and evacuation plans. This offers space for critical analysis and creative solutions to an existing problem. Short: We need geographers and their knowledge to provide help. Given these facts, the Laacher See could be the layout for a very interesting geography project bringing together previously gained knowledge and understanding of volcanic activities, their destructive powers, consequences and risks in case of an eruption in combination with their topographical characteristics. Your students thereby act the role of a geoscientist developing contingency plans and evacuation zones for the greater Laacher See area. This involves a detailed analysis of the topographical characteristics based on (classic) topographic maps or online via the use of a GIS (e.g. Google maps). In a second step students enlist the possible consequences they already know according to their range and copy them onto a transparency layer on the topographic map. Using such a layer technique students add population density, important topographic features and maybe even anticipated wind directions to their map. The information density and the specific layout of this map are thereby only determined by the student's previous knowledge, their personal abilities and skills and the amount of time provided. This offers the opportunities to even differentiate the task within your group and provide support adjusted to the individual students level. On the basis of their own thematic map your students should be

  15. Dengue Contingency Planning: From Research to Policy and Practice.

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    Silvia Runge-Ranzinger

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is an increasingly incident disease across many parts of the world. In response, an evidence-based handbook to translate research into policy and practice was developed. This handbook facilitates contingency planning as well as the development and use of early warning and response systems for dengue fever epidemics, by identifying decision-making processes that contribute to the success or failure of dengue surveillance, as well as triggers that initiate effective responses to incipient outbreaks.Available evidence was evaluated using a step-wise process that included systematic literature reviews, policymaker and stakeholder interviews, a study to assess dengue contingency planning and outbreak management in 10 countries, and a retrospective logistic regression analysis to identify alarm signals for an outbreak warning system using datasets from five dengue endemic countries. Best practices for managing a dengue outbreak are provided for key elements of a dengue contingency plan including timely contingency planning, the importance of a detailed, context-specific dengue contingency plan that clearly distinguishes between routine and outbreak interventions, surveillance systems for outbreak preparedness, outbreak definitions, alert algorithms, managerial capacity, vector control capacity, and clinical management of large caseloads. Additionally, a computer-assisted early warning system, which enables countries to identify and respond to context-specific variables that predict forthcoming dengue outbreaks, has been developed.Most countries do not have comprehensive, detailed contingency plans for dengue outbreaks. Countries tend to rely on intensified vector control as their outbreak response, with minimal focus on integrated management of clinical care, epidemiological, laboratory and vector surveillance, and risk communication. The Technical Handbook for Surveillance, Dengue Outbreak Prediction/ Detection and Outbreak Response seeks to

  16. 34 CFR 685.209 - Income contingent repayment plan.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Income contingent repayment plan. 685.209 Section 685.209 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WILLIAM D. FORD FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM Borrower Provisions...

  17. Modoc refuge DVE contingency plan [ rough draft

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The DVE disease plan includes waterfowl populations data, dispersal of waterfowl, concentration of waterfowl, and extermination for Modoc NWR.

  18. Pinellas Plant contingency plan for the hazardous waste management facility

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    NONE

    1988-04-01

    Subpart D of Part 264 (264.50 through .56) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations require that each facility maintain a contingency plan detailing procedures to {open_quotes}minimize hazards to human health or the environment from fires, explosions, or any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to air, soil, or surface water.{close_quotes}

  19. A parallel asynchronous decomposition for on-line contingency planning

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    Ramesh, V.C. [Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago, IL (United States). Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.; Talukdar, S.N. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Engineering Design Research Center

    1995-12-31

    Traditional formulations of security-constrained-optimal-power-flows represent contingencies by hard constraints. The disadvantages are four-fold. First, the conflicts among contingencies must be arbitrated apriori, before their effects are known. Second, the feasible region shrinks with increase in the number of contingencies. Third, computational time increases with the number of contingencies. Fourth, hard constraints provide poor models of fuzzy quantities such as equipment ratings and operating guidelines. This paper develops a modeling framework without these disadvantages. Specifically, it allows for soft constraints and always has feasible solutions. The effects of conflicts among contingencies are displayed so system operators can arbitrate them in an informed manner. Moreover, each contingency can be handled asynchronously and in parallel. In other words, the computational time, for handling an arbitrarily large number of contingencies, remains the same as for performing an optimal power flow without any contingencies (provided that a computer is dedicated to each contingency).

  20. A parallel asynchronous decomposition for on-line contingency planning

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    Ramesh, V.C. [Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago, IL (United States). Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.; Talukdar, S.N. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Engineering Design Research Center

    1996-02-01

    Traditional formulations of security-constrained-optimal-power-flows represent contingencies by hard constraints. The disadvantages are four-fold. First, the conflicts among contingencies must be arbitrated a priori, before their effects are known. Second, the feasible region shrinks with increase in the number of contingencies. Third, computational time increases with the number of contingencies. Fourth, hard constraints provide poor models of fuzzy quantities such as equipment ratings and operating guidelines. This paper develops a modeling framework without these disadvantages. Specifically, it allows for soft constraints and always has feasible solutions. The effects of conflicts among contingencies are displayed so system operators can arbitrate them in an informed manner. Moreover, each contingency can be handled asynchronously and in parallel. In other words, the computational time, for handling an arbitrarily large number of contingencies, remains the same as for performing an optimal power flow without any contingencies (provided that a computer is dedicated to each contingency).

  1. 76 FR 49397 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-08-10

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National... Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Utah, through the Utah Department of....m. to 4 p.m. Tooele City Library, 128 West Vine Street, Tooele, Utah 84074, (435) 882-2182. FOR...

  2. 76 FR 76118 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-12-06

    ... and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Texas, through the..., Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National...

  3. 76 FR 45484 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-07-29

    ... Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on... recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply. Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National...

  4. 76 FR 45483 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-07-29

    ... and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Texas, through the... recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply. Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National...

  5. 76 FR 76336 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-12-07

    ... Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Texas, through the Texas Commission on... recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply. Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National...

  6. 10 CFR Appendix C to Part 73 - Nuclear Power Plant Safeguards Contingency Plans

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Nuclear Power Plant Safeguards Contingency Plans C... MATERIALS Pt. 73, App. C Appendix C to Part 73—Nuclear Power Plant Safeguards Contingency Plans I.... For nuclear power reactor licensees subject to the requirements of § 73.55, the licensee shall provide...

  7. 78 FR 11589 - National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-02-19

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National... Superfund Site (Site) located in West Chicago, Illinois, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL... Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence...

  8. 77 FR 21919 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2012-04-12

    ... Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of Illinois, through the Illinois... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National...) located in Greenup, Illinois from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this...

  9. 78 FR 11620 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List...

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    2013-02-19

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National... Superfund Site located in West Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois from the National Priorities List (NPL) and... appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State...

  10. Modeling oil spill trajectory in Bosphorus for contingency planning.

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    Bozkurtoğlu, Şafak Nur Ertürk

    2017-10-15

    Bosphorus, is a strongly driven international maritime route between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara and is a high risk area for oil spill due to the heavy tanker traffic. In this study an oil spill trajectory model was developed for investigating the potential risks of accidental oil spills in Bosphorus. The proposed oil spill trajectory model combines the surface current velocity data obtained from a calibrated hydrodynamic model with the advection, spreading, and evaporation processes that are effective only on the sea surface and dominant for a couple of hours after the oil spill. Model simulations revealed that spilled oil reaches the shoreline on both sides of Bosphorus in spill. We proposed locations for emergency intervention stations in Bosphorus which can be used to devise a suitable oil spill contingency plan to keep the adverse impacts of oil spills at minimum. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. 40 CFR 109.5 - Development and implementation criteria for State, local and regional oil removal contingency plans.

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    2010-07-01

    ... OIL REMOVAL CONTINGENCY PLANS § 109.5 Development and implementation criteria for State, local and regional oil removal contingency plans. Criteria for the development and implementation of State, local and... criteria for State, local and regional oil removal contingency plans. 109.5 Section 109.5 Protection of...

  12. Contingency planning for rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

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    Larsson, Nils K.

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The current and predicted levels of greenhouse gas (GHG emissions are, according to the best international scientific estimates, leading the world towards climate change that will have serious consequences for all countries. The problem is aggravated by the tendency of people and institutions not to take action until catastrophic consequences emerge. The history of crises in other sectors show us that reactions are likely to focus on ad-hoc reactions or using plans that are readily available, with negative results. However, the alternative of developing public plans for drastic and rapid reductions is not likely to gain support because of their radical nature. The author therefore proposes that large organizations with direct or indirect control over substantial GHG emissions should prepare private contingency plans for very rapid reductions in emissions, so that more rational and less destructive plans will be available when the appropriate moment comes for last-minute action. Examples of the type of specific plans that may be appropriate are suggested.

    Según las estimaciones científicas internacionales más optimistas, los niveles actuales y previstos de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI están llevando al mundo hacia un cambio climático que tendrá graves consecuencias para todos los países. El problema se ve agravado por la tendencia de personas e instituciones a no tomar medidas hasta que no se perciben las catastróficas consecuencias. El historial de crisis ocurridas en otros sectores nos demuestra que las reacciones probablemente se centren en medidas ad hoc o en emplear planes que ya existían, pero sin resultados. Sin embargo, es poco probable que la alternativa al desarrollo de planes públicos para las reducciones drásticas y rápidas consiga el apoyo necesario, debido precisamente a su radicalidad. El autor recomienda por tanto que las grandes organizaciones que tengan control directo o indirecto sobre un

  13. 1983 Migratory Bird Disease Contingency Plan Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Disease Contingency Plan for Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge provides background information on disease surveillance; an inventory of Refuge personnel,...

  14. Fish and wildlife contingency plan for oil and hazardous materials spills in South Dakota

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Spill responders should become familiar with the contacts and other information contained in this Contingency Plan before a spill occurs. Spill cleanup methods vary...

  15. Chronic wasting disease contingency plan for Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) affecting deer and elk (cervids) in North America. The goal of this contingency plan...

  16. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) contingency plan for Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Disease contingency plan to reduce avian mortality from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HAPI) outbreaks at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. This...

  17. Potable Water Emergency/Contingency Plan. Water Supply Information Paper; No. IP-31-020

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    Grover, Gregory

    1998-01-01

    This paper provides guidance to installations for preparing an emergency/contingency plan to effectively address potential contamination of drinking water supplies, and for providing potable water during emergencies...

  18. A High Performance System With Explicit Incorporation of ATC Regulations to Generate Contingency Plans for UAVs with Lost Communication Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — We propose a comprehensive and systematic contingency plan generation framework to deal with lost communication in UAVs. ATC regulations are explicitly incorporated...

  19. 76 FR 42055 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List

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    2011-07-18

    ... Residential Populated Areas, of the California Gulch Superfund Site (Site), located in Lake County, Colorado... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National... County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO 80461. (719) 486-0569: Viewing hours: Monday...

  20. 76 FR 30081 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-05-24

    ... Populated Areas, of the California Gulch Superfund Site (Site), located in Lake County, Colorado, from the... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National... (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution...

  1. 78 FR 64402 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; South Coast; Contingency Measures...

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    2013-10-29

    ... address Clean Air Act (CAA) contingency measure requirements for the 1997 annual and 24-hour national... Air Basin (South Coast). Approval of this SIP revision terminates the sanctions clocks and a federal implementation plan (FIP) clock that were triggered by EPA's partial disapproval of a related SIP submission on...

  2. 76 FR 57702 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List

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    2011-09-16

    ..., Intergovernmental relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National..., Texas 75202-2733; Hours of operation: Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact...

  3. 76 FR 510 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-01-05

    ..., Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply. Authority: 33 U... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National... Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Such deliveries are only accepted during...

  4. 76 FR 76048 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-12-06

    ... of the shallow ground water. The State of Texas defines ground water resources based on water quality... relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National...

  5. 76 FR 57661 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List

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    2011-09-16

    ... relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National..., Texas 75202-2733; Hours of operation: Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Contact...

  6. 76 FR 57701 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List

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    2011-09-16

    ..., Intergovernmental relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National... at: 1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas...

  7. 76 FR 57662 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List

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    2011-09-16

    ..., Intergovernmental relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National... at: 1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6; 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700; Dallas, Texas...

  8. 76 FR 45428 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-07-29

    ... of the shallow ground water. The State of Texas defines ground water resources based on water quality... relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National...

  9. 76 FR 11350 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-03-02

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National... Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated... (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution...

  10. Application of Planned Behavior Theory to Account for College Students' Occupational Intentions in Contingent Employment

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    Huang, Jie-Tsuen

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to apply Ajzen's (1991) theory of planned behavior to examine college students' intentions to engage in contingent employment. Data were collected from 845 students in 8 colleges and universities in Taiwan. The results of structural equation modeling analyses indicated that both attitude and subjective norms were…

  11. Sustainability Criteria for Planning, Constructing, and Operating Contingency Bases

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    2012-05-22

    common PREREQ 1 Walkable Streets yes Planning, Desi gn, Construction, OaM Medium use areas. Plan careft,j!y to accommodate simftar functions in the...apjly the specific LEED·ND criteria. Pay special attention to roads that connect LSA ~ife support areas) to common Walkable Streets yes Planning... Walkable Streets  Intent: ►To promote transportation efficiency. ►To promote walking by providing: • Safe •Appealing •Comfortable street

  12. 40 CFR 264.52 - Content of contingency plan.

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    2010-07-01

    ... by local police departments, fire departments, hospitals, contractors, and State and local emergency response teams to coordinate emergency services, pursuant to § 264.37. (d) The plan must list names... include a list of all emergency equipment at the facility (such as fire extinguishing systems, spill...

  13. Contingency Plans for War in Western Europe, 1920-1940

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    1985-06-01

    heavily based on official papers: Albert !-Leopold III: 20 ans de Politique Militaire Belge, 1920-1940 (Bruges, 1948), and Au Service de la Belgique ...34La Politique Militaire de la Belgique en 1939-1940," RGB, Vol. 92, May 1960. Nierstrasz, Major-Gen. V. E., "L’evolution du Plan d’Operations...understood to he those of observation, of bombing, of protec- tion for aircraft engaged in those missions, and of defense against enemy aircraft

  14. Legal concerns for the elaboration of a contingency plan for oil spills in Brazil

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    Antônio José Plácido de Mello

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Issues related to the oceans assume vital importance for life on Earth. Environmental monitoring of prospection, exploration and oil transport is imperative in order to prevent and minimize oil and gas accidents. It is necessary to elaborate a Contingency Plan for oil spilling in the sea in the various exploration and production areas, with the collaboration of platform operators. Such strategies may be organized in two parts: the first one containing the plan’s documented policy, and the second presenting the operational plan. A good cooperation among those involved in the accident response plan is critical.

  15. Standby Gasoline Rationing Plan. Contingency gasoline rationing regulations

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    1979-02-01

    The Economic Regulatory Administration issues final rules with respect to standby gasoline rationing. The plan is designed for and would be used only in the event of a severe gasoline shortage. The plan provides that eligibility for ration allotments will be primarily on the basis of motor vehicle registrations. DOE will mail government ration checks to the parties named in a national vehicle registration file to be maintained by DOE. Ration recipients may cash these checks for ration coupons at various designated coupon issuance points. Retail outlets and other suppliers will be required to redeem the ration coupons received in exchange for gasoline sold. Supplemental gas will be given to high-priority activities. A ration banking system will be established with two separate and distinct of ration accounts: retail outlets and other suppliers will open redemption accounts for the deposit of redeemed ration rights; and individuals or firms may open ration rights accounts, which will operate in much the same manner as monetary checking accounts. A white market will be permitted for the sale of transfer of ration rights. A percentage of the total ration rights to be issued will be reserved for distribution to the states as a State Ration Reserve, to be used by the states primarily for the relief of hardship. A National Ration Reserave will also be established. All sections of the Standby Gasoline Rationing Regulations are analyzed. (MCW)

  16. Transportation Contingency Plans for Future Gas Shortages will not Meet Commuter Needs.

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    1981-07-01

    documents, the contingency plans and supporting documentation, and statistical reports on transit ridership and rideshare /carpool applications . le...personnel and equipment, such as school buses or retired transit buses that have been held in reserve, (3) increase ridesharing by promotional activities and...actions such as alternative work hour programs and rideshar - ing programs (see pp. 22 to 25), (2) problems with acquiring, maintaining, and activating

  17. Legal concerns for the elaboration of a contingency plan for oil spills in Brazil

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    Antônio José Plácido de Mello

    2010-01-01

    Issues related to the oceans assume vital importance for life on Earth. Environmental monitoring of prospection, exploration and oil transport is imperative in order to prevent and minimize oil and gas accidents. It is necessary to elaborate a Contingency Plan for oil spilling in the sea in the various exploration and production areas, with the collaboration of platform operators. Such strategies may be organized in two parts: the first one containing the plan’s documented policy, and the sec...

  18. Local government role in energy-contingency planning: an information bulletin of the energy task force of the urban consortium

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    1979-01-01

    Four case studies of local government contingency plans which were developed in response to potential energy shortage situations are given. Established plans of two cities and two urban counties are documented and suggested strategies to consider in developing similar plans are discussed. These suggested strategies include centralization of energy emergency planning activities, assignment of task and responsibility within the government, prioritization of services and operations, and the design of a public outreach capability. A listing of information resources is included.

  19. Sistema de informação geográfica para mapeamento da renda líquida aplicado no planejamento da agricultura irrigada Algorithm to mapping net income applied in irrigated agriculture planning

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    Wilson A. Silva

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver um algoritmo na linguagem computacional MATLAB para aplicações em sistemas de informações geográficas, visando ao mapeamento da renda líquida maximizada de cultivos irrigados. O estudo foi desenvolvido para as culturas do maracujá, da cana-de-açúcar, do abacaxi e do mamão, em área de aproximadamente 2.500 ha, localizada no município de Campos dos Goytacazes, norte do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Os dados de entrada do algoritmo foram informações edafoclimáticas, funções de resposta das culturas à água, dados de localização geográfica da área e índices econômicos referentes ao custo do processo produtivo. Os resultados permitiram concluir que o algoritmo desenvolvido se mostrou eficiente para o mapeamento da renda líquida de cultivos irrigados, sendo capaz de localizar áreas que apresentam maiores retornos econômicos.The objective of this work was to develop an algorithm in MATLAB computational language to be applied in geographical information systems to map net income irrigated crops to plan irrigated agriculture. The study was developed for the crops of passion fruit plant, sugarcane, pineapple and papaya, in an area of approximately 2,500 ha, at Campos dos Goytacazes, located at north of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The algorithm input data were: information about soil, climate, crop water response functions, geographical location and economical cost indexes of the productive process. The results allowed concluding that developed algorithm was efficient to map net income of irrigated crops, been able to locate areas that present larger economical net income.

  20. Real-time laboratory exercises to test contingency plans for classical swine fever: experiences from two national laboratories

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    Koenen, K.; Uttenthal, Åse; Meindl-Böhmer, A.

    2007-01-01

    contingency plans. These plans should ensure that in the event of an outbreak access to facilities, equipment, resources, trained personnel, and all other facilities needed for the rapid and efficient eradication of the outbreak is guaranteed, and that the procedures to follow are well rehearsed....... It is essential that these plans are established during ‘peace-time’ and are reviewed regularly. This paper provides suggestions on how to perform laboratory exercises to test preparedness and describes the experiences of two national reference laboratories for CSF. The major lesson learnt was the importance...... of a well-documented laboratory contingency plan. The major pitfalls encountered were shortage of space, difficulties in guaranteeing biosecurity and sufficient supplies of sterile equipment and consumables. The need for a standardised laboratory information management system, that is used by all those...

  1. Contingency planning for nuclear plants: an approach for use in industrial plants and hazardous products storage facilities

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    Carvalho, Paulo Roberto Werneck de, E-mail: paulo@pwerneck.com [Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Angra dos Reis, RJ (Brazil); Hora, Antonio Ferreira da, E-mail: dahora@vm.uff.br [Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil)

    2015-07-01

    The purpose of this paper is establishing a basic system model for the development of contingency plans for emergencies. This includes the identification of agents involved in aid and assistance planning, pointing out communication chains among them, the delegation of action coordination and control, as well as the composition and structure of crisis centers equipped with physical and technological resources, the development of emergency procedures, the training of the teams involved, drill planning, and a policy for interactions with community members and the media in the course of a crisis. This paper aims at proposing actions in case an emergency affects the surroundings areas to the accident site. The outlined propositions are not to be adopted only under nuclear or radiological emergencies, since Brazil has specific legislation for this purpose, as established in the Brazilian Nuclear Program Protection System (SIPRON), in addition to the structures and contingency plans currently implemented, validated and periodically tested. (author)

  2. Hydrologic modeling as a tool for land management and contingency planning in the Calcasieu Sabine Basin

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    Myers, J. [Chevron Energy Technology Co., Houston, TX (United States); Meselhe, E.; Kheiashy, K.; Miller, R. [C.H. Fenstermaker and Associates Inc., Lafayette, LA (United States); Douglas, C. [Chevron Environmental Management Co., New Orleans, LA (United States)

    2007-07-01

    The Calcasieu-Sabine Basin in southwest Louisiana contains approximately 126,518 hectares of wetlands, consisting of fresh marsh, intermediate marsh, brackish marsh and saline marsh. The hydrodynamics of the basin involves a combination of estuarine processes such as saltwater intrusion, response to water level fluctuations at an open boundary and lake dynamics. The basin is also affected by deep ship channels. As such, a robust, flexible and efficient numerical model is needed to incorporate all of these processes in an operational program. This study developed a hydrodynamic and salinity model for a portion of the basin that includes the lakes and marshes for the purpose of land management and contingency planning. The newly developed finite-difference hydrodynamic and salinity model is a combination of 1 and 2 dimensional computations and is intended for land, wildlife and habitat management. It can be used as a coastal restoration tool to evaluate the effectiveness of future and ongoing coastal restoration projects. The model was calibrated and validated against field measurements. It was shown to produce accurate simulations of the complex flow patterns of the Calcasieu-Sabine Basin along with information on salinity, water level fluctuations, velocities and discharges throughout the main channels and open water bodies within the area. It was concluded that the model provides a very useful planning and adaptive management tool to improve the understanding of the complex hydrology and salinity circulation pattern within the system. 5 refs., 4 tabs., 9 figs.

  3. Contingency plans and successful response strategies for oil spills into rivers

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    Owens, Edward H. [Polaris Applied Sciences Inc., Bainbridge Island, WA (United States)]. E-mail: ehowens@polarisappliedsciences.com

    2003-07-01

    Oil spilled into a river enters a dynamic environment. An effective response can only succeed if the dynamics of the river system are understood and if the strategies and tactics are designed to match these conditions. Oil is transported downstream at the speed of the current, therefore, an estimate of the rate of movement is essential to identify effective intercept locations. Boom performance is affected by local surface water velocities as entrainment of oil typically begins when velocities exceed 0.4 m/s. However, boom configurations can be effective in current velocities as great as 2.5 m/s. Response operations can be successful if staging or control locations have been identified as part of contingency planning and if booms are deployed to take into account local surface current characteristics. Tracking and control of submerged or sunken oil is difficult and may not be practical. Recovery operations for sunken oil depend on the channel depth, current velocities, and on the distribution and concentration of the oil. (author)

  4. 78 FR 37741 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; South Coast; Contingency Measures...

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    2013-06-24

    ... clarification that does not alter the substance of the Contingency Measures SIP. B. Substantive Requirements for... existing engines, and encouraging the early retirement of older, more polluting vehicles. Id. The...

  5. 78 FR 53113 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; San Joaquin Valley; Contingency...

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    2013-08-28

    ... provide only technical support and do not alter the substance of the Contingency Measure SIP. All of these... engines, and encouraging the early retirement of older, more polluting vehicles. Id. The Prop 1B program...

  6. Resource Estimations in Contingency Planning for Foot-and-Mouth Disease

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    Anette Boklund

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Preparedness planning for a veterinary crisis is important to be fast and effective in the eradication of disease. For countries with a large export of animals and animal products, each extra day in an epidemic will cost millions of Euros due to the closure of export markets. This is important for the Danish husbandry industry, especially the swine industry, which had an export of €4.4 billion in 2012. The purposes of this project were to (1 develop an iterative tool with the aim of estimating the resources needed during an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD in Denmark, (2 identify areas, which can delay the control of the disease. The tool developed should easily be updated, when knowledge is gained from other veterinary crises or during an outbreak of FMD. The stochastic simulation model DTU-DADS was used to simulate spread of FMD in Denmark. For each task occurring during an epidemic of FMD, the time and personnel needed per herd was estimated by a working group with expertise in contingency and crisis management. By combining this information, an iterative model was created to calculate the needed personnel on a daily basis during the epidemic. The needed personnel was predicted to peak within the first week with a requirement of approximately 123 (65–175 veterinarians, 33 (23–64 technicians, and 36 (26–49 administrative staff on day 2, while the personnel needed in the Danish Emergency Management Agency (responsible for the hygiene barrier and initial cleaning and disinfection of the farm was predicted to be 174 (58–464, mostly recruits. The time needed for surveillance visits was predicted to be the most influential factor in the calculations. Based on results from a stochastic simulation model, it was possible to create an iterative model to estimate the requirements for personnel during an FMD outbreak in Denmark. The model can easily be adjusted, when new information on resources appears from management of other crisis or

  7. 14 CFR 259.4 - Contingency plan for lengthy tarmac delays.

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    2010-01-01

    ... (AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) ECONOMIC REGULATIONS ENHANCED PROTECTIONS FOR AIRLINE PASSENGERS § 259.4 Contingency... the tarmac for more than three hours unless: (i) The pilot-in-command determines there is a safety... deplane, unless: (i) The pilot-in-command determines there is a safety-related or security-related reason...

  8. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) General Contingency Plan for Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Units at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant

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    None

    1999-04-01

    This contingency plan provides a description of the Y-12 plant and its waste units and prescribes control procedures and emergency response procedures. It lists emergency and spill response equipment, provides information on coordination agreements with local agencies, and describes the evacuation plan and reporting requirements.

  9. Natural Disaster Scenarios in the Food Security Early Warning Contingency Planning Process: The Role of Remotely Sensed Vegetation and Rainfall Data

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    Brown, M. E.; Funk, C. C.; Choularton, R.

    2006-12-01

    In this talk, we will explore how scenarios are used in early warning systems in Africa as they respond to the food security consequences of droughts and floods, and determine ways EWS could use remote sensing products more effectively. Early warning of an incipient agricultural drought triggers the contingency planning process at the national governmental level, supported by international organizations such as USAID's Famine Early Warning Network or FEWS NET. Contingency planning focuses on updating relevant national contingency plans. These scenarios are usually described as `Worst Case', `Mid-Case', and `Best Case', and focus on providing guidance for humanitarian organizations' assistance planning process. There is an increasingly apparent need to provide appropriate, nuanced, and constructive assistance. Remote sensing can support this objective by providing earlier early warning, giving aid organizations the time necessary to coordinate effective aid packages and policies. In this talk we will explore how recently developed projections of vegetation data one to four months into the future could be used to guide the scenarios both spatially and temporally, and provide probabilities for which case is most likely to occur. A case study of Ethiopia and its contingency planning process for the past few years will be presented.

  10. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) contingency plan for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal units at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant

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    1994-08-01

    The Y-12 RCRA Contingency Plan will be continually reviewed and revised if any of the following occur: the facility permit is revised, the plan is inadequate in an emergency, the procedures can be improved, the operations of the facility change in a way that alters the plan, the emergency coordinator changes, or the emergency equipment list changes. Copies of the Y-12 Emergency Management Plan are available at the Plant Shift Superintendent`s Office and the Emergency Management Office. This document serves to supplement the Y-12 Emergency Management Plan to be appropriate for all RCRA hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal units. The 90-day accumulation areas at the Y-12 Plant have a separate contingency supplement as required by RCRA and are separate from this supplement.

  11. Oil and Hazardous Materials Pollution Contingency Plan Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Bombay Hook Safety Plan discusses policies for the safety of the station employees, volunteers, and public. This plan seeks to identify and correct unsafe...

  12. 10 CFR 72.186 - Change to physical security and safeguards contingency plans.

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    2010-01-01

    ... plans. 72.186 Section 72.186 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR... (Background, Generic Planning Base, Licensee Planning Base, and Responsibility Matrix) contained in the... Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in accordance with § 72.4, containing a...

  13. DVE contingency plan Upper Mississippi River and Wildlife and Fish Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This plan outlines a strategy for addressing a Duck Virus Enteritis (DVE) outbreak; specifically, it provides Refuge background information (e.g. maps, staff...

  14. 76 FR 51266 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-08-18

    ... agreed to implement the remedy which was selected in the ROD. The SDs hired M&S Ingenieria y Ciencia.... On December 16, 1999, EPA approved the Remedial Action Work Plan and M&S Ingenieria y Ciencia...

  15. Hydrologic modeling as a tool for land management and contingency planning in the Calcasieu Sabine Basin. Volume 1

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    Myers, J. [Chevron Energy Technology Co., Houston, TX (United States); Meselhe, E.; Kheiashy, K.; Miller, R. [C.H. Fenstermaker and Associates Inc., Lafayette, LA (United States); Douglas, C. [Chevron Environmental Management Co., New Orleans, LA (United States)

    2007-07-01

    The Calcasieu-Sabine Basin in southwest Louisiana contains approximately 126,518 hectares of wetlands, consisting of fresh marsh, intermediate marsh, brackish marsh and saline marsh. The hydrodynamics of the basin involves a combination of estuarine processes such as saltwater intrusion, response to water level fluctuations at an open boundary and lake dynamics. The basin is also affected by deep ship channels. As such, a robust, flexible and efficient numerical model is needed to incorporate all of these processes in an operational program. This study developed a hydrodynamic and salinity model for a portion of the basin that includes the lakes and marshes for the purpose of land management and contingency planning. The newly developed finite-difference hydrodynamic and salinity model is a combination of 1 and 2 dimensional computations and is intended for land, wildlife and habitat management. It can be used as a coastal restoration tool to evaluate the effectiveness of future and ongoing coastal restoration projects. The model was calibrated and validated against field measurements. It was shown to produce accurate simulations of the complex flow patterns of the Calcasieu-Sabine Basin along with information on salinity, water level fluctuations, velocities and discharges throughout the main channels and open water bodies within the area. It was concluded that the model provides a very useful planning and adaptive management tool to improve the understanding of the complex hydrology and salinity circulation pattern within the system. 5 refs., 4 tabs., 9 figs.

  16. Contingency plan for the Old Hydrofracture Facility Tanks Sluicing Project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    NONE

    1998-06-01

    This revised contingency plan addresses potential scenarios involving the release of radioactively contaminated waste from the Old Hydrofracture Facility Tanks Contents Removal project to the environment. The tanks are located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The project involves sluicing the contents of the five underground tanks to mix the sludge and supernatant layers, and pumping the mixture to the Melton Valley Storage Tanks (MVST) for future processing. The sluicing system to be used for the project consists of a spray nozzle designated the {open_quotes}Borehole Miner,{close_quotes} with an associated pump; in-tank submersible pumps to transfer tank contents from the sluice tanks to the recycle tank; high-pressure pumps providing slurry circulation and slurry transport to the MVST; piping; a ventilation system; a process water system; an instrumentation and control system centered around a programmable logic controller; a video monitoring system; and auxiliary equipment. The earlier version of this plan, which was developed during the preliminary design phase of the project, identified eight scenarios in which waste from the tanks might be released to the environment as a result of unanticipated equipment failure or an accident (e.g., vehicular accident). One of those scenarios, nuclear criticality, is no longer addressed by this plan because the tank waste will be isotopically diluted before sluicing begins. The other seven scenarios have been combined into three, and a fourth, Borehole Miner Failure, has been added as follows: (1) underground release from the tanks; (2) aboveground release or spill from the sluicing system, a tank riser, or the transfer pipeline; (3) release of unfiltered air through the ventilation system; and (4) Borehole Miner arm retraction failure. Methods for preventing, detecting, and responding to each release scenario are set out in the plan.

  17. 76 FR 81840 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-12-29

    ... or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot... in the 2001 MNA Pilot Study Report, the Remedial Goal Verification Plan (RGVP) monitoring program was... community involvement activities, including community interviews, have occurred during each Five-Year review...

  18. Phase Zero Contracting Operations-Strategic and Integrative Planning for Contingency and Expeditionary Operations

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    2013-10-01

    Purchase Agreement; COCO = Chief of Contracting Office; DO = Delivery Order; FOO = Field Ordering Officer; HCA = Head of Contracting Activity; JRSOI...Transportation; Interpreter; Heavy Equipment; Latrine and Showers; Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants; Oce Support; and Laundry Additional Quality of...and COCO ) REQUIREMENTS PLANNING CONTRACT FORMATION CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION Customer Relationship Management Vendor Management Requirement Generation

  19. 76 FR 77388 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-12-13

    ... south of the intersection of Route 51 with State Highway Route 20. The former tannery property... area and contaminated wetland and river sediments posed unacceptable ecological risks. In addition... to protect ecological resources. As part of plans to redevelop the Site, a walkway was placed along...

  20. Future Contingents

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    Øhrstrøm, Peter; Hasle., Per F. V.

    2011-01-01

    , but that person has not yet been born. The notion of ‘future contingent objects’ involves important philosophical questions, for instance the issue of ethical obligations towards future generations, quantification over ‘future contingent objects’ etc. However, this entry is confined to the study of future...... contingent statements. The problem of future contingents is interwoven with a number of issues in theology, philosophy, logic, semantics of natural language, computer science, and applied mathematics. The theological issue of how to reconcile the assumption of God's foreknowledge with the freedom and moral...... accountability of human beings has been a main impetus to the discussion and a major inspiration to the development of various logical models of time and future contingents. This theological issue is connected with the general philosophical question of determinism versus indeterminism. Within logic, the relation...

  1. Future Contingents

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    Øhrstrøm, Peter; Hasle., Per F. V.

    2015-01-01

    , but that person has not yet been born. The notion of ‘future contingent objects’ involves important philosophical questions, for instance the issue of ethical obligations towards future generations, quantification over ‘future contingent objects’ etc. However, this entry is confined to the study of future...... contingent statements. The problem of future contingents is interwoven with a number of issues in theology, philosophy, logic, semantics of natural language, computer science, and applied mathematics. The theological issue of how to reconcile the assumption of God's foreknowledge with the freedom and moral...... accountability of human beings has been a main impetus to the discussion and a major inspiration to the development of various logical models of time and future contingents. This theological issue is connected with the general philosophical question of determinism versus indeterminism. Within logic, the relation...

  2. O uso das metodologias "Planejamento Estratégico Situacional" e "Mapeamento Cognitivo" em uma situação concreta: o caso da pró-reitoria de extensão da UFSCar The use of the methodologies "Situational Strategic Planning" and "Cognitive Mapping" in a concrete situation: the case of the extension pro-deanship of UFSCar

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    Denise Luciana Rieg

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho volta-se para a discussão de duas metodologias de planejamento estratégico, Planejamento Estratégico Situacional (PES e Mapeamento Cognitivo, tendo por referência a utilização destas em uma situação concreta - a gestão da Pró-Reitoria de Extensão da UFSCar (1996-2000. Nesse sentido, apresenta algumas considerações acerca dessas metodologias, quanto a seus conteúdos e estruturas, e uma discussão acerca de sua implementação e dos produtos por elas gerados nas aplicações na Pró-Reitoria. Procura, por fim, explorar algumas possibilidades de complementaridade entre as duas metodologias.This work discusses two strategic planning methodologies "Situational Strategic Planning (PES" and "Cognitive Mapping", having as a reference the application of them in a concrete situation - the management of the Extension Pro-Deanship of UFSCar. In this sense, it presents some considerations about the contents and structures of these two methodologies, and a discussion about their implementation. Besides it, the work develops some complementarity possibilities between them.

  3. Planning urban megaprojects in the Gulf: The international consultancy firms in urban planning between global and contingent

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    Oula Aoun

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Driven by globalization and market openings, many architecture and engineering firms have become global. By focusing on the urban megaprojects in the Gulf, a particular cultural and political context, this paper argues that such firms have a major role in the rapid urban transformation of Gulf countries and act as transfer agents of an international knowledge in the urban planning domain. However, the transfer is adapted by several context-related characteristics, such as local governance, urban knowledge, and regulatory framework. This paper explores the procedural adaptation of these firms to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC in terms of internal structure, methodology, adopted tools, and interaction with the context. The level of learning that results from this transfer is also investigated.

  4. Detailed oil spill contingency analysis in establishment of preparedness plans for exploration drilling in environmentally sensitive areas: an integrated management process

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    Spikkerud, Cathrine S.; Skeie, Geir Morten; Brude, Odd Willy; Gravir, Gjermund [DNV Managing Risk, Oslo (Norway)

    2008-07-01

    This paper describes the integrated management process leading up to a dynamic oil spill preparedness plan based on detailed analysis of oil spill contingency requirements and environmental risk in environmentally sensitive areas. Starting with a detailed environmental risk and oil spill contingency analysis, oil spill preparedness plans are developed. These plans are generic for the area possibly affected by an oil spill, and are developed in detail for environmental 'hot spots' that are highly challenging in terms of oil spill response. The detailed plans make use of detailed data sets on shoreline substrate sensitivities and cleanup methodology, photographic inventory, logistical issues and access to real-time incident data for important areas. This detailed approach ensures sufficient knowledge about the sensitive area in advance to provide fast and correct strategic and tactical operational recovery decisions. A final element of the integrated process is a web based GIS, providing all parties involved with one common situation overview, ensuring that the facts remain in focus throughout the operation and that those responsible for informing stake-holders have access to correct and timely updated information. (author)

  5. Environment sensitivity map to North Pelotas Basin: subsidy to elaboration of contingency plans; Mapeamento da sensibilidade ambiental para a porcao norte da Bacia de Pelotas: subsidio para elaboracao de planos de contingencia

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    Diniz, Debora P.; Griep, Gilberto H. [Fundacao Universidade do Rio Grande (FURG), RS (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    The Pelotas Basin stands out in the national scenery of search of petroleum and gas. Due of these interests they become important environmental protection actions. Inside of this panorama is the Chart of Sensitivity Index (CSI). The study was developing in Santa Catarina, municipal districts from Passo de Torres to Palhoca. The objectives of this work were the development of the CSI and the construction of a bibliographical database. The methodology used in this work was proposed by the Ministerio do Meio Ambiente. During the field exit sediment samples, photographic registration and pertinent observation were collected. With all this information the Index of Environment Sensitivity (IES) was generated, that classifies the coasts in agreements with the sensitivity to the oil. Diversity of environments is very clear at this coast for the variability of the IES. The most frequent ecosystem is beaches of medium to fine sand exposed. It was identified the presence of environments of highly sensitive, classified in the index 8 and 10. The definition of possible scarification areas was accomplishments with IES, biological resources and economical partner of the area. (author)

  6. Model for negotiation on contingency plans for distribution of natural gas; Modelo de negociacao para planos de contingencia energetica na area de gas natural

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    Sobral, Marcos Felipe Falcao; Morais, Danielle Costa [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    The high consumption of Natural Gas (NG), the environmental and economic turbulences that occurred in recent years raises questions about the supply of the product in critical situations. Characteristic factors of natural gas, like the high cost of storage, show the need for the establishment of contingency plans that define what procedures should be adopted in the distribution of Natural Gas or redistribute among consumers in times of restriction of supply, substantial increase on demand or reduction in the ability of supply. These plans aim to define in advance the actions that will be adopted, providing business and consumer segments clear rules indicate the time to search for alternative sources in case of crisis. The current models can not yet address the problem of negotiation for the division of the product following the concepts proposed by the science of trading, making things like proportionality and envy-free are not observed. The aim of this study is to propose a model for distribution of quotas for supply of NG between different consumer segments. The proposed algorithm combines the procedures of Knaster, Steinhaus and Divide the Dollar, seeking an allocation that minimize the feeling of jealousy and provide an equitable distribution. (author)

  7. Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool

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    2016-01-14

    The Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool (DCAT) is an open-platform and publicly available methodology to help develop applications that aim to improve the capabilities of power system planning engineers to assess the impact and likelihood of extreme contingencies and potential cascading events across their systems and interconnections. Outputs from the DCAT will help find mitigation solutions to reduce the risk of cascading outages in technically sound and effective ways. The current prototype DCAT implementation has been developed as a Python code that accesses the simulation functions of the Siemens PSS/E planning tool (PSS/E). It has the following features: It uses a hybrid dynamic and steady-state approach to simulating the cascading outage sequences that includes fast dynamic and slower steady-state events. It integrates dynamic models with protection scheme models for generation, transmission, and load. It models special protection systems (SPSs)/remedial action schemes (RASs) and automatic and manual corrective actions. Overall, the DCAT attempts to bridge multiple gaps in cascading-outage analysis in a single, unique prototype tool capable of automatically simulating and analyzing cascading sequences in real systems using multiprocessor computers.While the DCAT has been implemented using PSS/E in Phase I of the study, other commercial software packages with similar capabilities can be used within the DCAT framework.

  8. PETROBRAS Transportes (TRANSPETRO) contingency plan system; Metodologia SIE (Sistema Informatizado de Emergencia) aplicada no gerenciamento das contingencias

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    Berardinelli, Ricardo; Mendonca, Daniela [TRANSPETRO - PETROBRAS Transportes, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao de Seguranca, Saude e Meio Ambiente de Dutos e Terminais; Morais, Lucia B.; Carvalho, Marcelo Tilio M. de [Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Informatica. Grupo de Tecnologia em Computacao Grafica (TECGRAF)

    2005-07-01

    This paper describes the PETROBRAS Transportes Emergency Response System, which was designed to improve the response to emergency situations. The plans are defined based on an evaluation of the organization of the emergency teams, the communication procedures, characterization of the installations, definition of accidental scenarios, environmental sensitivity maps; simulation of oil spill trajectories and dispersion behavior; geographical data of the area surrounding the installations; other conventional data related to the installations, including equipment available and the InfoPAE system. Plans include several scenarios as oil spills, gas, fire, explosion, hazardous materials which can be applied to terminals and pipelines. (author)

  9. 78 FR 33395 - Annual Updates to the Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan Formula for 2013-William D. Ford...

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    2013-06-04

    ... available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys . At this site, you can view this document... borrowers and the public regarding how monthly ICR payment amounts will be calculated for the 2013-2014 year... his or her monthly payment amount recalculated under the ICR plan during that period. FOR FURTHER...

  10. Contingency Contractor Optimization Phase 3 Sustainment Software Design Document - Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool - Prototype

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    Durfee, Justin David; Frazier, Christopher Rawls; Bandlow, Alisa; Jones, Katherine A

    2016-05-01

    This document describes the final software design of the Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool - Prototype. Its purpose is to provide the overall architecture of the software and the logic behind this architecture. Documentation for the individual classes is provided in the application Javadoc. The Contingency Contractor Optimization project is intended to address Department of Defense mandates by delivering a centralized strategic planning tool that allows senior decision makers to quickly and accurately assess the impacts, risks, and mitigation strategies associated with utilizing contract support. The Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool - Prototype was developed in Phase 3 of the OSD ATL Contingency Contractor Optimization project to support strategic planning for contingency contractors. The planning tool uses a model to optimize the Total Force mix by minimizing the combined total costs for selected mission scenarios. The model optimizes the match of personnel types (military, DoD civilian, and contractors) and capabilities to meet mission requirements as effectively as possible, based on risk, cost, and other requirements.

  11. A Conceptual Framework for More Effectively Integrating Combat Support Capabilities and Constraints into Contingency Planning and Execution

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    2015-01-01

    planning would require investments in modeling capabilities and staff development. The Headquarters Air Force (HAF) operations group and combat...communities do not currently have a common set of metrics and models that relate how constraints in one area impact operationally relevant metrics, e.g...responsibilities in terms of demand-side, supply- side, and integrator roles. See also James Leftwich, Robert S. Tripp, Amanda B. Geller , Patrick

  12. Evaluation and analysis of emergency maintenance due by third party action's, formulation and execution of contingency plans

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    Torres Vega, Raul; Nunez Ribera, Gary [TRANSIERRA S.A., Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

    2009-07-01

    In September 2008, in the Yacuiba - Rio Grande Gas Pipeline (GASYRG) located in the south of Bolivia, atypical situations took place. Due to the political events and the social mobilizations in which the country was, a series of third party actions developed putting in risk the facilities of the gas pipeline. These actions resulted in the rupture of a 1 inch instrumentation pipe, causing a leak witch some time caught fire and caused an interruption of the transportation service in that section of the pipeline, later on, another action derived in safety valve shut down causing a total pipeline shut down. In addition to these events we experience a fuel shortage, road blocks and a telephone communication system failure. In spite of these obstacles the maintenance activities were realized and emergency repairs put back in operating conditions the gas pipeline, task that was accomplished in a very short time, taking in account the situation. Later analysis, including all the adverse elements of the situation, result in the adoption of a series of measures and plans directed to mitigate the risk associated to this type of events, such as Mutual Aid Plans with fellow companies and institutions, fortification of the patrimonial security, stock material handling for emergency repairs, etc. (author)

  13. Mapeamento ecográfico da bifurcação das artérias carótidas extracranianas para planejamento cirúrgico: diferenças baseadas no gênero do paciente Ultrasonographic mapping of the extracranial carotid artery bifurcation for surgical planning: gender differences

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    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: A ecografia das artérias carótidas extracranianas já se estabeleceu como método diagnóstico de imagem pré-operatória, e para seguimento de pacientes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar diferenças do mapeamento ecográfico em função do gênero masculino ou feminino dos pacientes. MÉTODOS: Ultrassonografia de alta resolução foi realizada antes do tratamento cirúrgico de 500 bifurcações carotídeas em 192 mulheres e 308 homens. Análise de diferenças baseadas no gênero foi feita em imagens modo B e fluxo a cor, transversal e longitudinal, e medidas duplex doppler de velocidades. Porcentual de estenose expressa em redução de diâmetro, comprimento de placa, diâmetros das artérias carótida interna distal e comum, e distância da bifurcação ao lóbulo da orelha foram comparados. Média, desvio padrão, mínimo e máximo foram descritos. Comparações estatísticas foram baseadas em testes t de Student e do Χ2. RESULTADOS: Estenoses carotídeas mediram 70±11% (30-95% em mulheres e 72±12% (40-98% em homens (p=0,013. Prevalência de estenoses no intervalo 90-99% foi mais alta em homens, 14,3 vs 7,8% (p=0,029. As placas foram mais extensas nos homens, 2,3±0,8 vs 1,9±0,6 cm (pCONTEXT: Doppler ultrasonography is an established method for diagnosis, preoperative imaging and follow-up of extracranial carotid artery disease. OBJETIVE: The evaluation of gender differences in carotid artery bifurcation Doppler ultrasonography mapping. METHODS: High resolution Doppler ultrasonography of 500 carotid bifurcations was performed in 192 women and 308 men before surgical treatment. Gender differences were analyzed based on B-mode, color-flow, duplex doppler transverse and longitudinal images. Diameter percent stenoses, plaque length, distal internal and common carotid artery diameters, and distance from the carotid bifurcation to the ear lobe were compared. Mean, standard deviation, minimum and maximum values were described. Statistical

  14. Joint Contingency Contracting

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    2005-06-01

    parents, Ellsworth K. Johnson, Jr. and Helen E. Johnson, for their lifelong love and support. Mom, thanks for always being there when I needed you...Hurricanes Charley , Jeanne and Andrew are examples of domestic disaster emergency relief. 2. Phases of Contingency Contracting Contingency

  15. Mapeamento Geomorfológico do Estado do Paraná

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    Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O mapeamento geomorfológico do estado do Paraná procurou seguir  em grande parte a metodologia adotada por Ross(1977 para o estado de São Paulo, a fim de dar sequência a uma sistematização de uma cartografia geomorfológica regional. A escala adotada, 1: 250000, permitiu a utilização dos três primeiros taxons, ou seja, representação cartográfica das Unidades Morfoestruturais, Unidades Morfoesculturais e Sub-unidades Morfoesculturais. No 1º taxon foram identificadas  as unidades morfoestruturais:Cinturão Orogênico do Atlântico; Bacia Sedimentar do Paraná e Bacias Sedimentares Cenozóicas e Depressões Tectônicas. No 2º taxon foram identificadas as unidades morfoesculturais: Serra do Mar e Morros Isolados e Primeiro Planalto Paranaense; Segundo Planalto  e Terceiro Planalto; Planície Litorânea e Flúvio-Marinhas e Planícies Fluviais. No 3º taxon foram mapeadas cinquenta sub-unidades morfoesculturais. Este trabalho objetiva atender a demanda por uma base geomorfológica sistemática para informar ao sistema de planejamento do Estado do Paraná, bem como aos estudos de geologia, zoneamento ecológico-econômico e recursos hídricos, entre outros.

  16. Collective proposal of Contingency Plan as an alternative for management risks to socioenvironmental disasters within Network Management Risk of Córrego Dantas (REGER-CD), Nova Friburgo, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Freitas, Leonardo; Luiza Coelho Netto, Ana

    2017-04-01

    An extreme rainfall event took place in the Mountainous Region of the state of Rio de Janeiro in January 2011, causing a catastrophic landslide that resulted in more than 900 deaths and 350 people disappearances. Precipitation events associated with landslides are common in this region and climate change tends to increase the frequency of intense rains and, consequently, landslides. At the same time, the vulnerability of communities has increased as a result of disorderly urban growth. Despite that, before 2011 communities and public power were not prepared to disaster management..After the 2011 event, public authorities try to established policies to reduce these vulnerabilities. One of the communities where the government acted was Córrego Dantas. However, the actions in this place were carried out in a top-down model, without discussion with population. As a consequence, the performance of public power has amplified social vulnerabilities. Highlight for the truculent removal of residents; resettlement in geographically isolated housing complexes; and the establishment of urbanization policies that go against the interests of the residents. The construction of the Córrego d'Aantas Disaster Risk Management Network (REGER-CD), including residents of affected communities, researchers, NGO members and representatives of the public power, is one way to respond these questions. Within this network, the construction of a proposal for a collective contingency plan, articulated with the municipal contingency plan, is generating residents' empowerment, greater adaptation to risks and reducing the vulnerability of Disasters and mass movements

  17. Rapid Automated Mission Planning System Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The proposed innovation is an automated UAS mission planning system that will rapidly identify emergency (contingency) landing sites, manage contingency routing, and...

  18. Contingency Contracting Customer Guide

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    1996-12-01

    deployed contracting officer to train individual customers on the process, the customer support guide provides the necessary explanations without...straining valuable manpower resources. The Contracting Deployment Customer Guide aids the customer in contingency situations and addresses purchase requests

  19. Contingent Information Systems Development

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    van Slooten, C.; Schoonhoven, Bram

    1996-01-01

    Situated approaches based on project contingencies are becoming more and more an important research topic for information systems development organizations. The Information Services Organization, which was investigated, has recognized that it should tune its systems development approaches to the

  20. Contingency Management Requirements Document: Preliminary Version. Revision F

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    2005-01-01

    This is the High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Remotely Operated Aircraft (ROA) Contingency Management (CM) Functional Requirements document. This document applies to HALE ROA operating within the National Airspace System (NAS) limited at this time to enroute operations above 43,000 feet (defined as Step 1 of the Access 5 project, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). A contingency is an unforeseen event requiring a response. The unforeseen event may be an emergency, an incident, a deviation, or an observation. Contingency Management (CM) is the process of evaluating the event, deciding on the proper course of action (a plan), and successfully executing the plan.

  1. MAPEAMENTO DE INDÚSTRIAS CRIATIVAS EM SERGIPE

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    Edmara Menezes

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    Full Text Available A criatividade é um valor existente em qualquer sociedade. É um recurso inato do ser humano e provavelmente, o mais potente, porque a criatividade desafia e questiona as formas, estruturas e hierarquias. O termo indústrias criativas surgiu nos anos 90, para designar setores nos quais a criatividade é uma dimensão essencial do negócio. As Indústrias Criativas, portanto, são aquelas que têm sua origem na criatividade, habilidade e talento individuais, e possuem o potencial para a criação de riqueza e empregos através da geração e da exploração da propriedade intelectual, compreendem, entre outras, as atividades relacionadas ao cinema, ao teatro, à música e às artes plásticas. O presente artigo traça um painel de discussões sobre as indústrias criativas trazendo visões, definições sobre o tema e mapeamento das indústrias.

  2. Contingent Faculty as Nonideal Workers

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    Kezar, Adrianna; Bernstein-Sierra, Samantha

    2016-01-01

    This chapter explores how contingent faculty address the issue of work and family and demonstrates the importance of understanding the diversity of contingent faculty experiences and of underemployment rather than notions of the ideal worker to explain their work lives.

  3. Supervisory Styles: A Contingency Framework

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    Boehe, Dirk Michael

    2016-01-01

    While the contingent nature of doctoral supervision has been acknowledged, the literature on supervisory styles has yet to deliver a theory-based contingency framework. A contingency framework can assist supervisors and research students in identifying appropriate supervisory styles under varying circumstances. The conceptual study reported here…

  4. Contingencies of Value

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    Strandvad, Sara Malou

    2014-01-01

    Based on a study of the admission test at a design school, this paper investigates the contingencies of aesthetic values as these become visible in assessment practices. Theoretically, the paper takes its starting point in Herrnstein Smith’s notion of ‘contingencies of values’ and outlines...... a pragmatist ground where cultural sociology and economic sociology meet. Informed by the literature on cultural intermediaries, the paper discusses the role of evaluators and the devices which accompany them. Whereas studies of cultural intermediaries traditionally apply a Bourdieusian perspective, recent...... developments within this field of literature draws inspiration from the socalled ‘new new economic sociology,’ which this paper adds to. While the admission test is easily described as a matter of overcoming “subjective” aesthetic evaluations by means of “objective” and standardized assessment criteria...

  5. A biologically based model for the integration of sensory-motor contingencies in rules and plans: a prefrontal cortex based extension of the Distributed Adaptive Control architecture.

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    Duff, Armin; Fibla, Marti Sanchez; Verschure, Paul F M J

    2011-06-30

    Intelligence depends on the ability of the brain to acquire and apply rules and representations. At the neuronal level these properties have been shown to critically depend on the prefrontal cortex. Here we present, in the context of the Distributed Adaptive Control architecture (DAC), a biologically based model for flexible control and planning based on key physiological properties of the prefrontal cortex, i.e. reward modulated sustained activity and plasticity of lateral connectivity. We test the model in a series of pertinent tasks, including multiple T-mazes and the Tower of London that are standard experimental tasks to assess flexible control and planning. We show that the model is both able to acquire and express rules that capture the properties of the task and to quickly adapt to changes. Further, we demonstrate that this biomimetic self-contained cognitive architecture generalizes to planning. In addition, we analyze the extended DAC architecture, called DAC 6, as a model that can be applied for the creation of intelligent and psychologically believable synthetic agents. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Contingent kernel density estimation.

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    Scott Fortmann-Roe

    Full Text Available Kernel density estimation is a widely used method for estimating a distribution based on a sample of points drawn from that distribution. Generally, in practice some form of error contaminates the sample of observed points. Such error can be the result of imprecise measurements or observation bias. Often this error is negligible and may be disregarded in analysis. In cases where the error is non-negligible, estimation methods should be adjusted to reduce resulting bias. Several modifications of kernel density estimation have been developed to address specific forms of errors. One form of error that has not yet been addressed is the case where observations are nominally placed at the centers of areas from which the points are assumed to have been drawn, where these areas are of varying sizes. In this scenario, the bias arises because the size of the error can vary among points and some subset of points can be known to have smaller error than another subset or the form of the error may change among points. This paper proposes a "contingent kernel density estimation" technique to address this form of error. This new technique adjusts the standard kernel on a point-by-point basis in an adaptive response to changing structure and magnitude of error. In this paper, equations for our contingent kernel technique are derived, the technique is validated using numerical simulations, and an example using the geographic locations of social networking users is worked to demonstrate the utility of the method.

  7. The Ethics of Group Contingencies.

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    Sapon-Shevin, Mara

    Group contingencies structure situations which link individual behavior with group outcomes, attempting to change behavior through peer pressure. As such, group contingencies raise numerous methodological and ethical problems, and illuminate the relationship between what data is collected and what subsequent decisions can be made. Over 100…

  8. Waste Management Project Contingency Analysis

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    Edward L. Parsons, Jr.

    1999-08-31

    The purpose of this report is to provide the office of Waste Management (WM) with recommended contingency calculation procedures for typical WM projects. Typical projects were defined as conventional construction-type activities that use innovative elements when necessary to meet the project objectives. Projects involve treatment, storage, and disposal of low level, mixed low level, hazardous, transuranic, and high level waste. Cost contingencies are an essential part of Total Cost Management. A contingency is an amount added to a cost estimate to compensate for unexpected expenses resulting from incomplete design, unforeseen and unpredictable conditions, or uncertainties in the project scope (DOE 1994, AACE 1998). Contingency allowances are expressed as percentages of estimated cost and improve cost estimates by accounting for uncertainties. The contingency allowance is large at the beginning of a project because there are more uncertainties, but as a project develops, the allowance shrinks to adjust for costs already incurred. Ideally, the total estimated cost remains the same throughout a project. Project contingency reflects the degree of uncertainty caused by lack of project definition, and process contingency reflects the degree of uncertainty caused by use of new technology. Different cost estimation methods were reviewed and compared with respect to terminology, accuracy, and Cost Guide standards. The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) methods for cost estimation were selected to represent best industry practice. AACE methodology for contingency analysis can be readily applied to WM Projects, accounts for uncertainties associated with different stages of a project, and considers both project and process contingencies and the stage of technical readiness. As recommended, AACE contingency allowances taper off linearly as a project nears completion.

  9. School management and contingency theory: an emerging perspective.

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    Hanson, E M

    1979-01-01

    In an article written for educational administrators, Hanson explains the assumptions, framework, and application of contingency theory. The author sees contingency theory as a way for organizations to adapt to uncertainty by developing a strategic plan with alternative scenarios. He urges school administrators to join businessmen and public managers in using a technique described as "the most powerful current sweeping over the organizational field." The theory assumes that: (1) a maze of goals govern the development of events; (2) different management approaches may be appropriate within the same organization; and (3) different leadership styles suit different situations. Contingency planning helps the organization to respond to uncertainty in the external environment by identifying possible events that may occur and by preparing alternative stratgies to deal with them. Hanson describes the purpose of this process as providing "a more effective match between an organization and its environment." He explains that contingency theory analyzes the internal adjustments of the organization (e.g., decision making process, structure, technology, instructional techniques) as it seeks to meet the shifting demands of its external or internal environments. According to the author, the intent of contingency theory is to establish an optimal "match" between environmental demands (and support) and the response capabilities of the organization including its structure, planning process, and leadership style.

  10. Contingency Analysis Post-Processing With Advanced Computing and Visualization

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    Chen, Yousu; Glaesemann, Kurt R.; Fitzhenry, Erin B.

    2017-07-03

    Contingency analysis is a critical function widely used in energy management systems to assess the impact of power system component failures. Its outputs are important for power system operation for improved situational awareness, power system planning studies, and power market operations. With the increased complexity of power system modeling and simulation caused by increased energy production and demand, the penetration of renewable energy and fast deployment of smart grid devices, and the trend of operating grids closer to their capacity for better efficiency, more and more contingencies must be executed and analyzed quickly in order to ensure grid reliability and accuracy for the power market. Currently, many researchers have proposed different techniques to accelerate the computational speed of contingency analysis, but not much work has been published on how to post-process the large amount of contingency outputs quickly. This paper proposes a parallel post-processing function that can analyze contingency analysis outputs faster and display them in a web-based visualization tool to help power engineers improve their work efficiency by fast information digestion. Case studies using an ESCA-60 bus system and a WECC planning system are presented to demonstrate the functionality of the parallel post-processing technique and the web-based visualization tool.

  11. Mobile contingency unit

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    Silva, Sergio O. da; Magalhaes, Milton P. de [Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (PETROBRAS), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Junqueira, Rodrigo A.; Torres, Carlos A.R. [PETROBRAS Transporte S/A (TRANSPETRO), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    This paper is aimed at presenting what is already a reality in TRANSPETRO in the area covered by OSBRA, a pipeline that carries by-products to the Mid-West region of Brazil. In order to meet the needs of covering occasional accidents, TRANSPETRO counts on a standardized system of emergency management. It is a great challenge to secure an efficient communication along the 964 km of extension, considering that there are shadow zones where it is not possible to use conventional means of communication such as mobile telephony and internet. It was in this context that the Mobile Contingency Unit Via Satellite - MCU was developed, to extend the communication facilities existing in fixed installations to remote places, mainly the pipeline right of ways. In case of emergency, simulation and work in the pipeline right of way, MCU is fully able to provide the same data, voice, closed-circuit TV and satellite video conference facilities that are available in any internal area of the PETROBRAS system. (author)

  12. Avian Influenza Surveillance and Contingency Plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The ability to efficiently control the spread of a highly infectious, exotic, viral disease, is dependent upon the capacity to rapidly detect the pathogen if...

  13. Disease Contingency Plan: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document is intended to serve as a ready reference source for background information, an inventory of refuge personnel, equipment, and resources and the outline...

  14. Duck Virus Enteritis - A Contingency Plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Duck plague, also known as duck virus enteritis (DVE) is a highly contagious, extremely deadly epizootic virus with a potential for devastating continental waterfowl...

  15. Resource estimations in contingency planning for FMD

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    Boklund, Anette; Sten, Mortensen; Holm Johansen, Maren

    Based on results from a stochastic simulation model, it was possible to create a simple model in excel to estimate the requirements for personnel and materiel during an FMD outbreak in Denmark. The model can easily be adjusted, when new information on resources appears from management of other...

  16. Drought Contingency Planning on Fixed Army Installations.

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    1987-04-01

    in deeper wells can result from over-pumping. This is called " mining " the water, because water is being removed from the ground faster than it can be...5.9 to 7.1 m 3/kilometer) for old lines and 1500 to 2500 gpd/mile (3.5 to 5.9 m /kilometer) for newly constructed lines. 3. Underground leakage...monthly use patterns. c. Use estimates. II. Dynamometers : a. Number. b. Daily, weekly, monthly use patterns. c. Use estimates. 12. Industrial laundries

  17. Continuity and Contingency in USAF Posture Planning

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    shot down Cairo airport Terrorism/piracy/crime North Africa 73 Nigerian offshore wells seized Terrorism/piracy/crime Sub-Saharan Africa 74 Mubai...expansion SCS SLIC Southeast Asia 110 Chinese illegal fishing SLIC Oceania 111 US-Mexico over fisheries SLIC Canada, US, Mexico 112 Nicaragua-Hondurus... fisheries SLIC Central America/Carb 113 Venezuela-Colombia maritime SLIC South America 114 US-Russia over oil SLIC Arctic 115 China-Chile over oil SLIC

  18. MÉTODO DE MAPEAMENTO E REORGANIZAÇÃO DE PROCESSOS: SISTEMOGRAFIA

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    Fernando Kintschner; Ettore Bresciani Filho

    2005-01-01

    A partir da necessidade de se reduzir custos e aumentar a competitividade, as empresas iniciaram o processo de reorganização das áreas administrativas e de produção. A reorganização d e processos envolve uma análise completa dos fluxos de trabalho e processos nas empresas. Porém, a maioria dos projetos de reorganização de processos falha. Neste contexto, da engenharia de sistemas, a partir do enfoque sistêmico, é apresentada a sistemografia para o mapeamento e reorganização do...

  19. Contingent Conspiracies: Art, Philosophy, Science

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    Wilson, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    with contingency (Negarestani), they do so today with a new paradigm of scientific knowledge at their disposal. For science too has increasingly been forced to respond to the notion of contingency. Progressively discovering the ubiquity of non-linear dynamics, deterministic chaos and emergent complexity...... in the natural world, science has been forced it to reassess its foundational motifs. Contingency and necessity, or unreason and reason, are philosophically inextricable from science’s discovery of systems where randomness emerges from simple deterministic processes or where ordered patterns emerge from random...... distributions (chaos). Perhaps most intriguingly of all, on the “edge of chaos”, between order and randomness, universal computing (Turing) has been shown to emerge in simple rule-based systems such as Conway’s “Game of Life” and Wolfram’s “rule 110”, implying that any computational universe can be emulated...

  20. O alinhamento relacional e o mapeamento de ataques complexos em português

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    Keller, Tatiana

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo apresenta uma análise do mapeamento de encontros consonantais em ataque silábico em português no âmbito da Teoria da Otimidade. Observamos nessa língua que sequências de consoantes em uma mesma sílaba são bem-formadas quando a distância de sonoridade entre as duas consonates é +3, por exemplo, nas sequências pr e bl das palavras prato e blusa. Nos encontros com distância de sonoridade inferior a +3, tais como, sp (sport e pt (ptose, há a inserção de uma vogal antes da sibilante ou entre as duas consoantes, [i]sport e p[i]tose. Para dar conta dessa assimetria, propomos uma hierarquia de restrições que regula a distância de sonoridade entre segmentos em ataque complexo: *ONS DIST. Propomos, também uma restrição para controlar a distância entre segmentos em sílabas adjacentes: DIST -x. Argumentamos que a interação entre essas restrições e restrições de fidelidade, OUTPUT-CONTIGUITY (contra epêntese medial, DEP (contra epêntese e MAX (contra apagamento, é responsável pelo mapeamento fiel das sequências consonantais e pela ocorrência de epêntese vocálica

  1. DISCUSSÕES SOBRE O CONCEITO DE ESCALA E OS MAPEAMENTOS DE SOLOS NO BRASIL

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    Joildes Brasil dos Santos

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Os primeiros levantamentos de solos do Brasil datam da década de 50 até meados dos anos 80, graças às expedições lideradas projeto RadamBrasil o que cominou na carta de solos do Brasil. Posteriormente, estudos da Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA e do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE incrementaram novas informações a esse mapeamento, e mais recentemente classificaram os solos nacionais segundo o Sistema Brasileiro de Classificação de Solos (SiBCS, 2009, na escala de 1:5.000.000. Haja vista as dimensões continentais do Brasil, essas representações, em pequenas escalas da distribuição dos solos, engendram num problema de generalização excessiva, que não contempla a realidade local. Neste sentido, este artigo terá como objetivo discutir questões referentes à escala e suas ambíguas conceituações, no tocante a abordagem escalar na Ciência Geográfica. Relacionado a isso, perscrutar a certa dos mapeamentos de solos atuais do Brasil, e como estes, a depender da escala, se apresentam de formas distintas.

  2. INTEGRAÇÃO DE DADOS MULTIFONTES PARA MAPEAMENTOS TEMÁTICOS

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    Maria Luiza Osório Moreira

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available O uso de imagens é fundamental em trabalhos de mapeamento. A composição de imagens multifonteabordada neste trabalho é baseada em alguns métodos já existentes na literatura, como produtos derivadosda clássica transformação IHS. Tais técnicas de integração de dados de naturezas diversas, já vêm sendodifundidas desde o final da década de 80 e têm sido utilizadas com muito sucesso até hoje. Avaliar àintegração de dados de radar com dados de sensores passivos, mapeamentos temáticos e basescartográficas constitui o principal objetivo deste trabalho.As técnicas de fusão de dados provenientes defontes diferentes (multifontes vêm sendo amplamente utilizadas com intuito de gerar um produto final deboa qualidade visual, para as análises quantitativas e qualitativas e para os procedimentos de interpretaçãovisual. Estes procedimentos são úteis na redução dos prazos e custos dos projetos. Deste modo entendese porque a utilização destas técnicas alcançou uma vasta variedade de aplicações dentro do conjunto dedisciplinas das Ciências da Terra.

  3. Contingency Theories of Leadership: A Study.

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    Saha, Sunhir K.

    1979-01-01

    Some of the major contingency theories of leadership are reviewed; some results from the author's study of Fiedler's contingency model are reported; and some thoughts for the future of leadership research are provided. (Author/MLF)

  4. The Contingency Theory of Education.

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    Goodnow, Wilma Elizabeth

    1982-01-01

    Develops a conceptual framework for determining the appropriateness of various methodologies. Concludes that educators should stop switching from one to another and recognize that the best methodology is contingent upon the circumstances. (Falmer Press, Falmer House, Barcombe, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5DL, UK) (JOW)

  5. The Psychophysics of Contingency Assessment

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    Allan, Lorraine G.; Hannah, Samuel D.; Crump, Matthew J. C.; Siegel, Shepard

    2008-01-01

    The authors previously described a procedure that permits rapid, multiple within-participant evaluations of contingency assessment (the "streamed-trial" procedure, M. J. C. Crump, S. D. Hannah, L. G. Allan, & L. K. Hord, 2007). In the present experiments, they used the streamed-trial procedure, combined with the method of constant stimuli and a…

  6. How Precarious Is Contingent Work?

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    Scheuer, Steen

    2015-01-01

    rights and opportunities in the job. The analyses (based on logit modelling, multivariate logistic regression) clearly show that contingent employment (e.g. as a temp) is a risk condition, not only because of the stipulated end of the employment period, but also because it implies a clearly lower chance...

  7. Job satisfaction and contingent employment

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    de Graaf-Zijl, M.

    2012-01-01

    This paper analyses job satisfaction as an aggregate of satisfaction with several job aspects, with special focus on the influence of contingent-employment contracts. Fixed-effect analysis is applied on a longitudinal sample of Dutch employees in four work arrangements: regular, fixed-term, on-call

  8. A Discrete, Deterministic Model for Understanding Software Project Development Contingency Profiles

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    Bruce R. Barkstrom

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a simple, discrete deterministic model for the allocation of project contingency as a function of project phase. When a project starts, there is always some uncertainty regarding the resources it will require. As the project proceeds, the participants discover this uncertainty and remove it through the expenditure of resources. In addition, the project may encounter unexpected changes in its environment that force the project to change. The model assumes that the project will eventually discover a (relatively small number of contingencies, each of which requires the same workforce and duration to resolve. Because the time of appearance and resolution time for each contingency is independent of other contingencies, there may be several overlapping contingencies the project will work on at the same time. Because the model assumes that contingencies suddenly add and subtract staff, managing staff becomes much more complex than is the case with a more uniform staffing plan. In particular, if there are appreciable hiring and firing costs, a project may find it desirable to simply retain staff that can be assigned to contingencies, even though there may be periods with no contingency work.

  9. Distinct motivational effects of contingent and non-contingent rewards

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    Manohar, S.; Finzi, R; Drew, DS; Husain, M

    2017-01-01

    When rewards are available, people expend more energy, increasing their motivational vigor. In theory, incentives might drive behavior for two distinct reasons: First, they increase expected reward; second, they increase the difference in subjective value between successful and unsuccessful performance, which increases contingency?the degree to which action determines outcome. Previous studies of motivational vigor have never compared these directly. Here, we indexed motivational vigor by mea...

  10. Counterfactual Reasoning for Regretted Situations Involving Controllable Versus Uncontrollable Events: The Modulating Role of Contingent Self-Esteem

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    Wilkinson, Meredith R.; Ball, Linden J.; Alford, David

    2015-01-01

    We report a study that examined the modulating impact of contingent self-esteem on regret intensity for regretted outcomes associated with controllable versus uncontrollable events. The Contingent Self-Esteem Scale (e.g., Kernis & Goldman, 2006) was used to assess the extent to which a person’s sense of self-worth is based on self and others’ expectations. We found that there was an influence of self-esteem contingency for controllable but not for uncontrollable regret types. For controllable regret types individuals with a high contingent (i.e., unstable) self-esteem reported greater regret intensity than those with a low contingent (i.e., stable) self-esteem. We interpret this finding as reflecting a functional and adaptive role of high contingent self-esteem in terms of mobilizing the application of counterfactual reasoning and planning mechanisms that can enable personal expectations to be achieved in the future. PMID:25883697

  11. Detecting contingencies: an infomax approach.

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    Butko, Nicholas J; Movellan, Javier R

    2010-01-01

    The ability to detect social contingencies plays an important role in the social and emotional development of infants. Analyzing this problem from a computational perspective may provide important clues for understanding social development, as well as for the synthesis of social behavior in robots. In this paper, we show that the turn-taking behaviors observed in infants during contingency detection situations are tuned to optimally gather information as to whether a person is responsive to them. We show that simple reinforcement learning mechanisms can explain how infants acquire these efficient contingency detection schemas. The key is to use the reduction of uncertainty (information gain) as a reward signal. The result is an interesting form of learning in which the learner rewards itself for conducting actions that help reduce its own sense of uncertainty. This paper illustrates the possibilities of an emerging area of computer science and engineering that focuses on the computational understanding of human behavior and on its synthesis in robots. We believe that the theory of stochastic optimal control will play a key role providing a formal mathematical foundation for this newly emerging discipline. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. MAPEAMENTOS DE USO DA TERRA E OCUPAÇÃO DO ESPAÇO GEOGRÁFICO EM SANTA MARIA, RS

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    Anderson Luis RUHOFF

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste artigo constituem-se na análise da distribuição espacial dos elementos da paisagem do município de Santa Maria, RS. Analisou-se como florestas, campos, agricultura, solos agrícolas e zona urbana distribuem-se no espaço geográfico. Foram consideradas variáveis como altimetria e declividade. Com a análise espacial, elaborou-se um plano de ocupação adequado, visando a estimular o desenvolvimento socioeconômico e a preservação dos recursos naturais. Os resultados apresentados mostram o potencial das técnicas de Sensoriamento Remoto e Geoprocessamento no mapeamento e na análise regional. Mapping of soil use and geographical space occupation in Santa Maria, RS Abstract The objective of this article is the analysis of the spatial distribution of the landscape elements, in Santa Maria, RS. Forests, fields, agriculture, agricultural soils and urban areas and their relational distribution in the space were analyzed. The variables considered were altimetry and slope. With the spatial analysis, an appropriate occupation plan was elaborated, seeking social and economic development associated with environmental preservation. The results show the potential of techniques of Remote Sensing and Geoprocessing in mapping and regional analysis.

  13. Evolutionary contingency and SETI revisited

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    Cirkovic, Milan M.

    2014-07-01

    The well-known argument against the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) due to George Gaylord Simpson is re-analyzed almost half a century later, in the light of our improved understanding of preconditions for the emergence of life and intelligence brought about by the ongoing "astrobiological revolution". Simpson's argument has been enormously influential, in particular in biological circles, and it arguably fueled the most serious opposition to SETI programmes and their funding. I argue that both proponents and opponents of Simpson's argument have occasionally mispresented its core content. Proponents often oversimplify it as just another consequence of biological contingency, thus leaving their position open to general arguments limiting the scope of contingency in evolution (such as the recent argument of Geerat Vermeij based on selection effects in the fossil record). They also tend to neglect that the argument has been presented as essentially atemporal, while referring to entities and processes that are likely to change over time; this has become even less justifiable as our astrobiological knowledge increased in recent years. Opponents have failed to see that the weaknesses in Simpson's position could be removed by restructuring of the argument; I suggest one way of such restructuring, envisioned long ago in the fictional context by Stanislaw Lem. While no firm consensus has emerged on the validity of Simpson's argument so far, I suggest that, contrary to the original motivation, today it is less an anti-SETI argument, and more an astrobiological research programme. In this research programme, SETI could be generalized into a platform for testing some of the deepest assumptions about evolutionary continuity and the relative role of contingency versus convergence on unprecedented spatial and temporal scales.

  14. Automated Contingency Management for Propulsion Systems

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Increasing demand for improved reliability and survivability of mission-critical systems is driving the development of health monitoring and Automated Contingency...

  15. Contingency Contractor Optimization Phase 3 Sustainment Platform Requirements - Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool - Prototype

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    Durfee, Justin David [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Frazier, Christopher Rawls [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Bandlow, Alisa [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Gearhart, Jared Lee [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Jones, Katherine A. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

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    Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) is in Phase 3 Sustainment of development of a prototype tool, currently referred to as the Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool - Prototype (CCOTP), under the direction of OSD Program Support. CCOT-P is intended to help provide senior Department of Defense (DoD) leaders with comprehensive insight into the global availability, readiness and capabilities of the Total Force Mix. The CCOT-P will allow senior decision makers to quickly and accurately assess the impacts, risks and mitigating strategies for proposed changes to force/capabilities assignments, apportionments and allocations options, focusing specifically on contingency contractor planning. During Phase 2 of the program, conducted during fiscal year 2012, Sandia developed an electronic storyboard prototype of the Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool that can be used for communication with senior decision makers and other Operational Contract Support (OCS) stakeholders. Phase 3 used feedback from demonstrations of the electronic storyboard prototype to develop an engineering prototype for planners to evaluate. Sandia worked with the DoD and Joint Chiefs of Staff strategic planning community to get feedback and input to ensure that the engineering prototype was developed to closely align with future planning needs. The intended deployment environment was also a key consideration as this prototype was developed. Initial release of the engineering prototype was done on servers at Sandia in the middle of Phase 3. In 2013, the tool was installed on a production pilot server managed by the OUSD(AT&L) eBusiness Center. The purpose of this document is to specify the CCOT-P engineering prototype platform requirements as of May 2016. Sandia developed the CCOT-P engineering prototype using common technologies to minimize the likelihood of deployment issues. CCOT-P engineering prototype was architected and designed to be as independent as possible of the major deployment

  16. Classificações de intervenções e resultados de enfermagem em pacientes com feridas: mapeamento cruzado

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    Fernanda Pessanha de Oliveira

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Realizar o mapeamento cruzado dos termos referentes às intervenções e aos resultados de enfermagem nos prontuários dos pacientes com feridas em comparação às classificações de intervenções e aos resultados de enfermagem. Método Pesquisa observacional, retrospectiva, realizada através de mapeamento cruzado. A amostra foi de 81 pacientes, atendidos no ambulatório de feridas de um hospital universitário do Rio de Janeiro. Os dados foram coletados em prontuários, entre maio e julho de 2013. As etapas de análise foram: busca por frases descritivas de intervenções e resultados; definição das frequências de aparecimento das frases; agrupamento por sinônimos; comparação dos termos com as taxonomias. Resultados Mapearam-se 13 intervenções, destacando-se “Cuidados com lesões” (47,23%, bem como 6 resultados, e o prioritário foi “Cicatrização de feridas: segunda intenção” (45%. Conclusões O mapeamento cruzado de intervenções e de resultados de enfermagem em pacientes com feridas sugeriu a realização de inclusões nas taxonomias para adequação à assistência ambulatorial.

  17. Knowledge Quartet’s Unit of Contingency in the Light of Mathematics Content Knowledge

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    Semiha Kula

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to introduce the Contingency unit of Knowledge Quartet, which is a framework used in assessing mathematics student teachers’ subject matter knowledge and pedagogical knowledge, address its significance and demonstrate examples from its reflections on classroom setting. The study initially covers the type of knowledge that teachers should possess and Knowledge Quartet, which enables examining and assessing subject matter knowledge and pedagogical knowledge together. Next, general information was given regarding knowledge units of this model and it was explained including contingency components. Finally, the importance of Contingency was mentioned and some examples in classroom setting were discussed. It is thought that through this study, awareness of mathematics student teachers can be made ensured with regards to situations that teachers may encounter and that are almost impossible to plan in advance.Key Words:    Contingency, knowledge quartet, mathematics student teacher, subject matter knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge

  18. Contingent Diversity on Anthropic Landscapes

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    William Balée

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Behaviorally modern human beings have lived in Amazonia for thousands of years. Significant dynamics in species turnovers due to human-mediated disturbance were associated with the ultimate emergence and expansion of agrarian technologies in prehistory. Such disturbances initiated primary and secondary landscape transformations in various locales of the Amazon region. Diversity in these locales can be understood by accepting the initial premise of contingency, expressed as unprecedented human agency and human history. These effects can be accessed through the archaeological record and in the study of living languages. In addition, landscape transformation can be demonstrated in the study of traditional knowledge (TK. One way of elucidating TK distinctions between anthropic and nonanthropic landscapes concerns elicitation of differential labeling of these landscapes and more significantly, elicitation of the specific contents, such as trees, occurring in these landscapes. Freelisting is a method which can be used to distinguish the differential species compositions of landscapes resulting from human-mediated disturbance vs. those which do not evince records of human agency and history. The TK of the Ka’apor Indians of Amazonian Brazil as revealed in freelisting exercises shows differentiation of anthropogenic from high forests as well as a recognition of diversity in the anthropogenic forests. This suggests that the agents of human-mediated disturbance and landscape transformation in traditional Amazonia encode diversity and contingency into their TK, which encoding reflects past cultural influence on landscape and society over time.

  19. 78 FR 78797 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Second Ten-Year...

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    ... proposed approval includes the revised maintenance plan's 2021 transportation conformity motor vehicle..., Monitoring Network/Verification of Continued Attainment, Contingency Plan, and Transportation Conformity... reduction potential, economic and social concerns, and/or other factors. We find that the contingency...

  20. Ablacao de Fibrilacao Atrial por Mapeamento Eletroanatomico: Eficacia e Fatores de Recorrencia

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    Carlos Kalil

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: A ablação por cateter de radiofrequência guiada por mapeamento eletroanatômico é, atualmente, uma importante opção terapêutica para o tratamento da fibrilação atrial. A complexidade do procedimento, as diferentes técnicas e a diversidade de pacientes dificultam a reprodução dos resultados bem como a indicação do procedimento. Objetivo: Avaliar a eficácia e os fatores relacionados à recorrência de fibrilação atrial. Métodos: Estudo de coorte prospectivo com pacientes consecutivos submetidos ao tratamento de fibrilação atrial por ablação e mapeamento eletroanatômico. Foram incluídos os seguintes pacientes: idade acima de 18 anos; portadores de fibrilação atrial paroxística, persistente ou persistente de longa duração; com registro de fibrilação atrial em eletrocardiograma, Holter ou ergometria (duração > 15 minutos; com sintomas associados aos episódios de fibrilação atrial; e apresentando refratariedade a, pelo menos, duas drogas antiarrítmicas (entre elas amiodarona ou impossibilidade do uso de drogas antiarrítmicas. Resultados: Foram incluídos 95 pacientes (idade 55 ± 12 anos, 84% homens, CHADS2 médio = 0,8 que realizaram 102 procedimentos com seguimento mediano de 13,4 meses. A taxa livre de recorrência após o procedimento foi de 75,5% após 12 meses. Os pacientes portadores de fibrilação atrial paroxística e fibrilação atrial persistente apresentaram recorrência de 26,9% versus 45,8% dos pacientes portadores de fibrilação atrial persistente de longa duração (p = 0,04. Das variáveis analisadas, o tamanho do átrio esquerdo demonstrou ser preditor independente de recorrência de fibrilação atrial após o procedimento (HR = 2,58, IC95% = 1,36-4,89. Houve complicações em 4,9% dos procedimentos. Conclusão: A ablação de fibrilação atrial guiada por mapeamento eletroanatômico demonstrou ser um procedimento com boa eficácia. O aumento do tamanho do átrio esquerdo foi

  1. The Role of Contingency in Classical Conditioning.

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    Papini, Mauricio R.; Bitterman, M. E.

    1990-01-01

    Early experiments suggesting that classical conditioning depends on the contingency between conditioned stimulus (CS) and the unconditioned stimulus (US) are reconsidered along with later evidence that shows conditioning of the CS and its context in random training. CS-US contingency is neither necessary nor sufficient for conditioning. (SLD)

  2. Contingency management: perspectives of Australian service providers.

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    Cameron, Jacqui; Ritter, Alison

    2007-03-01

    Given the very positive and extensive research evidence demonstrating efficacy and effectiveness of contingency management, it is important that Australia explore whether contingency management has a role to play in our own treatment context. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 30 experienced alcohol and drug practitioners, service managers and policy-makers in Victoria. Interviewees were selected to represent the range of drug treatment services types and included rural representation. A semi-structured interview schedule, covering their perceptions and practices of contingency management was used. All interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using N2 qualitative data analysis program. The majority of key informants were positively inclined toward contingency management, notwithstanding some concerns about the philosophical underpinnings. Concerns were raised in relation to the use of monetary rewards. Examples of the use of contingency management provided by key informants demonstrated an over-inclusive definition: all the examples did not adhere to the key principles of contingency management. This may create problems if a structured contingency management were to be introduced in Australia. Contingency management is an important adjunctive treatment intervention and its use in Australia has the potential to enhance treatment outcomes. No unmanageable barriers were identified in this study.

  3. 48 CFR 218.201 - Contingency operation.

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    ... preparation for overseas contingency, humanitarian, or peacekeeping operations. See 213.270(c)(3) and (5). (4... humanitarian or peacekeeping operation may use the Governmentwide commercial purchase card to make a purchase... threshold in support of a contingency operation or a humanitarian or peacekeeping operation. See 213.305-3(d...

  4. Thevenin Equivalent Method for Dynamic Contingency Assessment

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    Møller, Jakob Glarbo; Jóhannsson, Hjörtur; Østergaard, Jacob

    2015-01-01

    A method that exploits Thevenin equivalent representation for obtaining post-contingency steady-state nodal voltages is integrated with a method of detecting post-contingency aperiodic small-signal instability. The task of integrating stability assessment with contingency assessment is challenged...... by the cases of unstable post-contingency conditions. For unstable postcontingency conditions there exists no credible steady-state which can be used for basis of a stability assessment. This paper demonstrates how Thevenin Equivalent methods can be applied in algebraic representation of such bifurcation...... points which may be used in assessment of post-contingency aperiodic small-signal stability. The assessment method is introduced with a numeric example....

  5. The Contingent Character of Necessity

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    Luis Guzmán

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available One of the most frequent criticisms raised against Hegel has to do with the totalizing aspect of his system, which determines what is as absolutely necessary. The Science of Logic, being the conceptual edifice upon which his whole system is built, is the appropriate place to determine the specific meaning of the Hegelian concepts. The following paper offers a detailed analysis on the chapter on Actuality (Wirklichkeit in the Science of Logic, in order to show how the concept of absolute necessity not only includes within it, but also contains as a structural element, the concept of contingency. In this manner a deflationary interpretation is generated in which the absolutely necessary character of actuality should not be understood as grounded on a pre-established end that inexorably determines actuality, but rather as an interpretive movement, in recollection, of its process.

  6. The historical contingency of bioethics.

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    Kevles, D J

    2000-01-01

    The principles of bioethics have been historically contingent, a product of social values, circumstances, and experience. During the early twentieth century, they rested on a doctor-knows-best autonomy that permitted physicians to perform research on human subjects with a minimum degree, if any, of informed consent. The eugenics movement of the period embraced an implicit bioethics by presuming to sterilize individuals for the sake of a larger social benefit, a practice and doctrine that helped lead to the Nazi medical experiments and death camps. After World War II, the promulgation of the Nuremberg Code failed to halt eugenic sterilization and risky human experimentation without informed consent either in civilian or military venues. However, beginning in the 1960s, these practices came under mounting critical scrutiny, partly because of the increasing attention given to individual rights. By now, it is widely understood that concern for individual rights rather than an appeal to some national good belongs at the heart of bioethics.

  7. Mapeamento de conhecimento na plataforma Scopus: um estudo sobre a indústria criativa

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    Cristiano Max Pereira Pinheiro

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Buscando destacar o momento oportuno à compreensão do tema, este trabalho visa apresentar um mapeamento da produção científica no domínio da Indústria Criativa, através de uma proposta de mineração de textos científicos na base de dados Scopus, fundamentada em métodos bibliométricos. Para o desenvolvimento teórico da pesquisa, são utilizados autores como Howkins (2002, Deheinzelin (2011, Reis (2012, Prodanov e Freitas (2013, Hauenstein (2008, Vanti (2006, M. Hayashi, Faria e C. Hayashi (2013. Ao fim do estudo, destaca-se que, através dos critérios estabelecidos, o levantamento realizado apontou 933 publicações na área de Indústria Criativa. Ressalta-se, ainda, outros resultados quantitativos, analisados seguindo categorias com maior número de publicações, como: ano (2013, periódico (International Journal of Cultural Policy, autor (C. Gibson, instituição de ensino (Queensland University, país (Reino Unido e área de assunto (Ciências Sociais.

  8. Mapeamentos conceituais entre os modelos relacional e NoSQL: Uma abordagem comparativa

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    Myller Claudino Freitas

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available As atuais perspectivas computacionais, vindas sobretudo da Web, têm gerado novas demandas relacionadas ao gerenciamento de dados, principalmente em termos de volume, heterogeneidade e dinamismo. Uma tendência atual para facilitar o gerenciamento de dados na Web é a utilização dos denominados Sistemas NoSQL, que se diferenciam dos sistemas que seguem o Modelo Relacional por possibilitarem a implementação de estruturas mais flexíveis. Contudo, a maioria dos bancos de dados de aplicações existentes encontra-se em estruturas relacionais, e a migração de uma base que segue o Modelo Relacional para uma NoSQL requer grande esforço dos projetistas diante das diferenças existentes. Nesse panorama, este artigo descreve os modelos citados, em termos de conceitos e estruturas, e apresenta um estudo comparativo apontando possíveis mapeamentos conceituais entre eles. Aborda também, de forma comparativa, trabalhos de conversão de dados existentes, e indica desafios e possibilidades para novas pesquisas sobre o tema.

  9. Contexto e processo do Mapeamento Sistemático da Literatura no trajeto da Pós-Graduação no Brasil

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    Domício PROENÇA Júnior

    Full Text Available Este texto partilha elementos capazes de permitir a realização de um Mapeamento Sistemático da Literatura. O texto trata da natureza e contexto de um Mapeamento Sistemático da Literatura, enfatizando o significado específico do adjetivo "sistemático" como sendo a adoção de procedimentos para eliminar vieses (i na localização de referências; (ii na seleção das referências a serem consideradas; (iii nos conteúdos das referências selecionadas; (iv na extração de informações e entendimentos que as referências contêm; e (v na apreciação crítica do conteúdo das referências. Discute ainda que a realização de um Mapeamento Sistemático seja responsabilidade de quem empreende uma Pós-Graduação e dá atenção ao contato inicial, panorâmico, com um determinado campo de conhecimento do qual um Mapeamento Sistemático depende. O texto também detalha cinco etapas do processo de realização de um Mapeamento Sistemático da Literatura, que correspondem (1 à busca por referências; (2 à coleta das referências para um repositório organizador; (3 à filtragem das referências; (4 ao relato dos resultados; (5 ao controle do processo, apresentando cada uma delas em termos gerais e detalhando em termos mais pragmáticos seu conteúdo. Considerações finais dão conta de algumas consequências da realização de Mapeamento Sistemático para a prática da pesquisa científica no Brasil.

  10. STUDI KOMITMEN ORGANISASIONAL: PEKERJA CONTINGENT DAN SURVIVOR

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    Fenika Walani

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, contingent and survivor workers have emerged as a common reality in business activities. Unfortunately, contingent worker has high job insecurity on his employment status. On the other side, downsizing activities can result in decreasing job security of survivor worker. As a consequence, both contingent and survivor workers very potential have low organizational commitment. However, organizations still have an opportunity to give their workers an exclusive treatment for building organizational commitment without ignoring the fact that workers have other commitment foci.

  11. Weed mapping using a machine vision system Mapeamento de plantas daninhas utilizando um sistema de visão artificial

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    M.C. Silva Junior

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Weed mapping is a useful tool for site-specific herbicide applications. The objectives of this study were (1 to determine the percentage of land area covered by weeds in no-till and conventionally tilled fields of common bean using digital image processing and geostatistics, and (2 to compare two types of cameras. Two digital cameras (color and infrared and a differential GPS were affixed to a center pivot structure for image acquisition. Sample field images were acquired in a regular grid pattern, and the images were processed to estimate the percentage of weed cover. After calculating the georeferenced weed percentage values, maps were constructed using geostatistical techniques. Based on the results, color images are recommended for mapping the percentage of weed cover in no-till systems, while infrared images are recommended for weed mapping in conventional tillage systems.Mapeamento de plantas daninhas é uma ferramenta útil em aplicações localizadas de herbicidas. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram: determinar o percentual da cobertura vegetal de plantas daninhas em uma lavoura de feijão sob os sistemas de plantio direto e convencional, usando processamento digital de imagens e geoestatística; e comparar dois tipos de câmera. O sistema de visão artificial era composto por duas câmeras digitais (colorida e infravermelha, acopladas à estrutura móvel do pivô central, e um DGPS. As imagens adquiridas representavam amostras da área, em uma malha regular de pontos, e elas foram processadas para estimar a porcentagem da cobertura das plantas daninhas. De posse desses valores georreferenciados, foi possível construir mapas usando técnicas de geoestatística. Com base nos resultados, as imagens coloridas foram as mais adequadas para o mapeamento da cobertura vegetal de plantas daninhas em plantio direto, enquanto as imagens infravermelhas foram mais adequadas para o mapeamento em plantio convencional.

  12. Strategy as Mutually Contingent Choice

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    Neil Martin

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    Full Text Available Thomas Schelling’s The Strategy of Conflict carries significant behavioral implications which have been overlooked by economic readers. I argue that these implications are central to Schelling’s vision of game theory, that they fit well with recent advances in experimental psychology and behavioral economics, and provide a comprehensive framework that can inform research on strategy. In my view, Schelling develops a non-mathematical approach to strategy which anticipates on Gigerenzer and Selten’s “ecological rationality” program. This approach maps the processes involved in strategic reasoning and highlights their reliance on the particular information structure of interactive social environments. Building on this approach, I model strategy as a heuristic form of reasoning that governs the way in which individuals search for and provide cues in situations of mutually contingent choice. I conclude by examining how the reference to ecological rationality can help clarify Schelling’s contribution to game theory and outline potential avenues of research into strategic reasoning and interaction.

  13. Wi-Fi Salvador: mapeamento colaborativo e redes sem fio no Brasil

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    André Lemos

    Full Text Available O trabalho faz uma breve demonstração de políticas públicas para inclusão digital por meio da disponibilização do acesso à internet por meio de redes sem fio e discute a forma como as pessoas se relacionam com os lugares, de acordo com a existência ou inexistência de acessibilidade à internet. O objetivo é discutir o acesso à internet pelas redes sem fio no Brasil e, mais especificamente, na cidade de Salvador. Este trabalho é fruto de pesquisa realizada no âmbito do Grupo de Pesquisa em Cibercidades da Universidade Federal da Bahia e mostra como a intersecção entre o ciberespaço e o espaço físico está trazendo novas experiências de uso e de produção de sentido sobre a cidade. Hoje, a urbe contemporânea supõe ampla conexão e associações entre espaço físico e "territórios informacionais" para os mais diversos fins, em uma aliança entre a mobilidade física e a informacional. Assim, mostramos os principais desafios teóricos em jogo com as mídias digitais, as redes sem fio e o espaço urbano. A partir deste aporte, o trabalho faz uma análise do projeto Wi-Fi Salvador, o maior mapeamento de redes sem fio já realizado na capital baiana e no Brasil.

  14. Mapeamento tecnológico de patentes relacionadas a gamificação

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    Claudia Menezes

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1518-2924.2017v22n49p33 Juntamente com a crescente popularidade dos jogos de vídeo, surgiu a gamification para defender a extensão e aplicação de elementos normalmente presentes em jogos de vídeo para o mundo real e em áreas muito longe de apenas entretenimento. A gamification é um fenômeno sócio tecnológico com potencial reivindicado para fornecer uma infinidade de benefícios relacionados a diversão, como também, benefícios sociais através de comunidades e interação social. Objetivo: Verificar os avanços e pesquisas tecnológicas que estão sendo realizadas sobre a gamification por intermédio de análise de prospecção tecnológica. Uma vez que com o avanço acelerado do sistema de inovação, faz necessário a verificação do panorama mundial dos documentos de patentes relacionados a tecnologia da gamification se atentando aos pedidos de depósitos em bancos de dados. Resultados: Constatou-se que, as pesquisas relacionadas a gamification são realizadas de forma recente e crescente. O dinamismo da tecnologia faz com que cada vez mais novos sistemas e métodos sejam desenvolvidas. Conclusão: Sendo assim o mapeamento tecnológico proporcionou verificar os avanços e pesquisas que estão sendo realizadas sobre a gamification.

  15. Explaining the discrepancy between intentions and actions: the case of hypothetical bias in contingent valuation

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    Icek Ajzen; Thomas C. Brown; Franklin Carvajal

    2004-01-01

    An experiment was designed to account for intention-behavior discrepancies by applying the theory of planned behavior to contingent valuation. College students (N = 160) voted in hypothetical and real payment referenda to contribute $8 to a scholarship fund. Overestimates of willingness to pay in the hypothetical referendum could not be attributed to moderately...

  16. Pension regulation and the market value of pension liabilities - A contingent claims analysis using Parisian options

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    Broeders, D.; Chen, A.

    2008-01-01

    We analyze the market-consistent valuation of pension liabilities in a contingent claim framework whereby a knock-out barrier feature is applied to capture early regulatory closure of a pension plan. We investigate two cases which we call "immediate closure procedure" and "delayed closure

  17. Diagnósticos de enfermagem em terapia intensiva: mapeamento cruzado e Taxonomia da NANDA-I

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    Anali Martegani Ferreira

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: identificar diagnósticos de enfermagem em pacientes hospitalizados em UTI por meio do mapeamento cruzado de termos contidos nas anotações de enfermagem, com a Taxonomia da NANDA-I. Método: estudo exploratório descritivo, mediante análise retrospectiva dos registros de enfermagem em 256 prontuários de pacientes que estiveram hospitalizados na UTI geral de um hospital da fronteira oeste do Rio Grande do Sul. Extraíram-se, dos registros, termos que indicavam condições que demandavam intervenções de enfermagem, realizou-se mapeamento cruzado dos mesmos com os diagnósticos da Taxonomia da NANDA-I e confirmação em grupo focal de enfermeiros. Analisaram-se os dados utilizando-se estatística descritiva. Resultados: identificaram-se 832 termos e expressões que se referiam a 52 diferentes diagnósticos em nove dos 13 domínios da Taxonomia da NANDA-I. Conclusão: este estudo permitiu identificar diagnósticos de enfermagem presentes em pacientes hospitalizados na UTI, trazendo implicações para gestão do cuidado, processo de formação de especialistas na área e sistemas de informação.

  18. Mapeamento do clima organizacional em instituição de educação superior

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    Adelcio Machado dos Santos

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    Full Text Available O paradigma constitui o fundamento sobre o qual a comunidade científica desenvolve suas pesquisas, as quais servem de base para o desenvolvimento subsequente da cientificidade. A visão sistêmica possui duas características sistêmicas: a totalidade e o propósito. A primeira estabelece uma visão do conjunto, ou seja, uma organização precisa ser visualizada como um sistema e não separadamente e, o propósito, mostra que é a função que faz a organização, visto que todo sistema possui um objetivo e um propósito para alcançar. O clima organizacional abrange diversos aspectos da conjuntura, que se adiciona reciprocamente em graus diversos, com a modalidade da organização, tecnologia envolvida, as políticas, as metas formais, os regulamentos internos; em suma, fatores estruturais e conjunturais. O artigo em tela projeta luz sobre o mapeamento do clima organizacional em uma instituição de educação superior. A metodologia empregada combina análise quantitativa e qualitativa através de aplicação de questionários. Conclui-se que o mapeamento do clima organizacional é de fundamental relevância para a tomada de decisão na gestão universitária.

  19. Problems with Contingency Theory: Testing Assumptions Hidden within the Language of Contingency "Theory".

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    1981-01-01

    Discusses problems in contingency theory, which relates organizational structure to the tasks performed and the information needed. Analysis of data from 17 hospitals suggests that traditional contingency theory underrepresents the complexity of relations among technological uncertainty, structure, and organizational effectiveness. (Author/RW)

  20. Optimal self-esteem is contingent: Intrinsic versus extrinsic and upward versus downward contingencies

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    Vonk, R.; Smit, H.M.M.

    2012-01-01

    We argue that noncontingent, unconditional self-esteem is not optimal but defensive. We introduce the concept of intrinsic contingency, where self-esteem is affected by whether one's actions are self-congruent and conducive to personal growth. Whereas external contingencies, especially social and

  1. The state of art of contingency and emergency plans for oil spill in the Brazilian ports and terminals; O estado da arte dos planos de emergencia e contingencia para derramamento de oleo nos portos e terminais brasileiros

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    Barros, Sergio R.; Wasserman, Julio C.; Lima, Gilson B.A. [Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    Brazilian legislation establishes that the potentially polluting activities, as is the case of the ports and terminals, possess plans of emergency for spilling in order to prevent impacts to the physical, socio cultural and of the work environment. The Federal Law n. 9966, of April 2000, known as the 'Law of the Oil' established the basic principles, to be obeyed for the companies, for harmful or dangerous oil movement and other substances in ports, terminals, platforms and ships in waters under national jurisdiction. The Law defines that the emergency plans are a set of measures that determine the responsibilities and the actions to be unchained after an incident immediately, as well as define the human resources, material and adequate equipment to the prevention, has controlled and combat to the pollution of waters. The CONAMA n. 398, of June of 2008, create a standardization of those procedures, so that there is an integration among the several emergency plans in a certain area. This article has for objective to accomplish a diagnosis in the several institutional programs of emergency to identify the current situation in the organized and terminal ports specialized in liquid barns, evaluating, when possible, it rationality of support logistic, the organization of operational administration and integration. (author)

  2. Joint Planning, Education, and Execution

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    Vanasse, Margaret

    2003-01-01

    .... Two key facets of the legislation were the intent to increase attention to the formulation of strategy and contingency planning, and the implementation of mandatory joint education and training...

  3. Avaliação de uma metodologia prática para o mapeamento de plantas daninhas Evaluation of a practical methodology for weed mapping

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    Luiz A. Balastreire

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Está sendo desenvolvida uma nova tecnologia, chamada Agricultura de Precisão e, com ela, vêm surgindo novos equipamentos, capazes de realizar a aplicação localizada de defensivos. Muitos desses equipamentos necessitam de um mapeamento prévio do alvo de interesse para sua utilização. O propósito deste trabalho foi a avaliação de uma metodologia prática para o mapeamento de plantas daninhas pelo contorno das reboleiras com um quadriciclo. Foram realizados dois mapeamentos em um mesmo campo agrícola, com quinze dias de intervalo. A metodologia aplicada para o mapeamento de plantas daninhas mostrou-se eficiente nas condições avaliadas. Foi possível a obtenção dos mapas de plantas daninhas com três níveis de infestação. Verificou-se a necessidade de um planejamento para a realização do mapeamento, levando-se em consideração a posterior aplicação localizada de defensivos.Several items of equipment able to realize site specific chemical application have been developed. Equipment for site specific chemical application needs a prescription map of the target area. The purpose of this work was to evaluate a practical method for weed mapping by driving over the patch contour with an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV. Two weed maps were created for the same agricultural field. The proposed method for weed mapping was considered efficient for the evaluated conditions. The weed maps obtained showed three infestations levels. An important conclusion obtained was that timing to perform the weed mapping is a very important factor to be considered for site specific chemical application.

  4. Relação entre solo, vegetação e topografia em área de cerrado (Parque Estadual de Vassununga, SP: como se expressa em mapeamentos? The relationship among soil, vegetation and topography in a cerrado area (Vassununga State Park, SP: how well is it expressed in maps ?

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    Patricia Guidão Cruz Ruggiero

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    Full Text Available Foram investigadas as relações entre mapas de fitofisionomias, solos e topografia, na Gleba Pé-de-Gigante (21º37'30''S; 47º37'30''W, SP. A área estudada constitui a planície de inundação do córrego Paulicéia e colinas no entorno, onde predominam fisionomias de cerrado, havendo também manchas de floresta estacional, floresta ripária e campo úmido, sobre solos predominantemente arenosos. As cartas temáticas analisadas compreenderam: a mapa pré-existente de fisionomias de vegetação, b mapa hipsométrico, baseado em curvas de nível de 5 em 5 m e c mapa de solos, feito a partir de dados químicos e físicos do solo (amostras coletadas em 54 pontos, nas profundidades: 0-5, 5-25, 40-60 e 80-100 cm e fotografias aéreas (1988, 1:40.000. Os mapas foram re-classificados, para se obter diferentes níveis de detalhamento, e cruzados, em sistema de informação geográfica. Nas tabelas de contingência, geradas a partir dos cruzamentos, foi aplicado o teste de Qui-quadrado e obtido o valor de correlação de Cramér, para investigar a relação entre os mapeamentos. A floresta estacional semidecídua se mostrou fortemente associada à classe geral de Latossolos, e o campo cerrado às altitudes de 620-650 m, provavelmente associado à dinâmica sub-superficial da água. O detalhamento da informação mapeada nos temas analisados não garantiu melhores resultados à interpretação de suas relações, pois as classes fitofisionômicas não respondem diretamente, nem isoladamente, à topografia ou à classificação usual dos solos.Relationships among vegetation, soil and topography maps were investigated in the Pé-de-Gigante Reserve (21º37'30''S; 47º37'30''W, SP. The studied area is the Paulicéia river basin, where soils are predominantly sandy and the vegetation includes a gradient of savanna physiognomies and patches of semideciduous forest, wet fields, and riparian forest. The cartographic material included: a pre-existent vegetation

  5. Searching for Plausible N-k Contingencies Endangering Voltage Stability

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    Weckesser, Johannes Tilman Gabriel; Van Cutsem, Thierry

    2017-01-01

    This paper presents a novel search algorithm using time-domain simulations to identify plausible N − k contingencies endangering voltage stability. Starting from an initial list of disturbances, progressively more severe contingencies are investigated. After simulation of a N − k contingency......, the simulation results are assessed. If the system response is unstable, a plausible harmful contingency sequence has been found. Otherwise, components affected by the contingencies are considered as candidate next event leading to N − (k + 1) contingencies. This implicitly takes into account hidden failures...

  6. Contingency Contractor Optimization Phase 3 Sustainment Verification and Validation V&V) Report - Contingency Contractor Optimization Engineering - Prototype

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    Bandlow, Alisa [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Operations Research and Computational Analysis; Durfee, Justin David [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Operations Research and Computational Analysis; Frazier, Christopher Rawls [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Operations Research and Computational Analysis; Gearhart, Jared Lee [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Operations Research and Computational Analysis; Jones, Katherine A. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Operations Research and Computational Analysis; Adair, Kristin Lynn [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Operations Research and Computational Analysis; Turgeon, Jennifer [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). High Confidence System Environments

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    The reports and test plans contained within this document serve as supporting materials to the activities listed within the “Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool – Prototype (CCOT-P) Verification & Validation Plan” [1]. The activities included test development, testing, peer reviews, and expert reviews. The engineering prototype reviews were done for both the software and the mathematical model used in CCOT-P. Section 2 includes the peer and expert review reports, which summarize the findings from each of the reviews and document the resolution of any issues. Section 3 details the test plans that were followed for functional testing of the application through the interface. Section 4 describes the unit tests that were run on the code.

  7. Color and Contingency in Robert Boyle's Works.

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    Baker, Tawrin

    2015-01-01

    This essay investigates the relationship between color and contingency in Robert Boyle's Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664) and his essays on the unsuccessfulness of experiments in Certain Physiological Essays (1661). In these two works Boyle wrestles with a difficult practical and philosophical problem with experiments, which he calls the problem of contingency. In Touching Colours, the problem of contingency is magnified by the much-debated issue of whether color had any deep epistemic importance. His limited theoretical principle guiding him in Touching Colours, that color is but modified light, further exacerbated the problem. Rather than theory, Boyle often relied on craftsmen, whose mastery of color phenomena was, Boyle mentions, brought about by economic forces, to determine when colors were indicators of important 'inward' properties of substances, and thus to secure a solid foundation for his experimental history of color.

  8. A contingency table approach to nonparametric testing

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    Most texts on nonparametric techniques concentrate on location and linear-linear (correlation) tests, with less emphasis on dispersion effects and linear-quadratic tests. Tests for higher moment effects are virtually ignored. Using a fresh approach, A Contingency Table Approach to Nonparametric Testing unifies and extends the popular, standard tests by linking them to tests based on models for data that can be presented in contingency tables.This approach unifies popular nonparametric statistical inference and makes the traditional, most commonly performed nonparametric analyses much more comp

  9. Estimating state-contingent production functions

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    Rasmussen, Svend; Karantininis, Kostas

    The paper reviews the empirical problem of estimating state-contingent production functions. The major problem is that states of nature may not be registered and/or that the number of observation per state is low. Monte Carlo simulation is used to generate an artificial, uncertain production...... environment based on Cobb Douglas production functions with state-contingent parameters. The pa-rameters are subsequently estimated based on different sizes of samples using Generalized Least Squares and Generalized Maximum Entropy and the results are compared. It is concluded that Maximum Entropy may...... be useful, but that further analysis is needed to evaluate the efficiency of this estimation method compared to traditional methods....

  10. Um estudo sobre o mapeamento de gestos do Leap motion para a língua brasileira de sinais- (Libras)

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    MELO, Alain Rosemberg Lívio Linhares de

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    A interação com computadores através de gestos há algum tempo vem sendo explorada pelos pesquisadores. Os gestos, no que se refere ao processo de compreensão, não sofre interferência de ruído ocasionado por um determinado ambiente e faz uso de um canal distinto do utilizado na comunicação verbal. Porém, as principais desvantagens se resumem na dificuldade em manipular e interpretar as informações referentes ao processamento e mapeamento de gestos. Além disso, as várias soluções existentes, vo...

  11. Mapeamento comportamental: observação de crianças no parque da pré-escola

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    Luana dos Santos Raymundo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem por objetivo descrever a aplicação do mapeamento comportamental centrado no lugar no contexto de um parque escolar. Esta técnica característica da psicologia ambiental relaciona o comportamento investigado com o local onde ele ocorre. Participaram do estudo cerca de 65 crianças de 3 a 5 anos de uma instituição escolar. O planejamento envolveu a definição de 11 categorias comportamentais. Este artigo constitui um recorte dos resultados evidenciando a preferência por determinados setores do espaço pelas crianças. Discutimos a importância dos estudos observacionais de fácil codificação para serem vertidos em intervenções práticas na realidade pesquisada.

  12. Insensitivity to Scope in Contingent Valuation Studies

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    Søgaard, Rikke; Lindholt, Jes Sanddal; Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte

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    Background: The credibility of contingent valuation studies has been questioned because of the potential occurrence of scope insensitivity, i.e. that respondents do not react to higher quantities or qualities of a good. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the extent of scope insensiti......Background: The credibility of contingent valuation studies has been questioned because of the potential occurrence of scope insensitivity, i.e. that respondents do not react to higher quantities or qualities of a good. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the extent of scope...... insensitivity and to assess the relevance of potential explanations that may help to shed light on how to appropriately handle this problem in contingent valuation studies. Methods: We surveyed a sample of 2004 men invited for cardiovascular disease screening. Each respondent had three contingent valuation...... was overall found to be sensitive to scope, testing at the conventional sample-mean level. At the individual respondent level, however, more than half of the respondents failed the tests. Potential determinants for failing the tests were examined in alternative regression models but few consistent...

  13. An Exploratory Contingency Model for Schools.

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    Whorton, David M.

    In an application of contingency theory, data from 45 Arizona schools were analyzed to determine the relationships between three sets of independent variables (organizational structure, leadership style, and environmental characteristics) and the dependent variable (organizational effectiveness as perceived by principals and teachers). Contingency…

  14. Toward a Contingency Theory of Decision Making.

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    Tarter, C. John; Hoy, Wayne K.

    1998-01-01

    There is no single best decision-making approach. This article reviews and compares six contemporary models (classical, administrative, incremental, mixed-scanning, garbage-can, and political) and develops a framework and 10 propositions to match strategies with circumstances. A contingency approach suggests that administrators use satisficing (a…

  15. Paradoxes of leadership: contingencies and critical learning

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    Erna Kinsey

    In our resolution we argue that the contingencies of leadership contexts are sufficiently different to compromise the goal of producing a single leadership model. Instead, we urge that the role of school leaders in promoting learning, or other organizational goals, needs to be discerned from the leader's own theory that guides ...

  16. Towards a contingency theory of Operations Management

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    Boer, Harry; Boer, Henrike Engele Elisabeth; Demeter, Krisztina

    2017-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of papers addressing relationships between context, OM practice and performance, published in IJOPM and JOM over the last 25 years. The analysis suggest that the field is highly scattered, still quite immature, but growing. Suggestions for further analysis of exist...... of existing, and directions for future, research are formulated, aimed at furthering the development of OM contingency theory....

  17. Modeling and simulation of cascading contingencies

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    Zhang, Jianfeng

    This dissertation proposes a new approach to model and study cascading contingencies in large power systems. The most important contribution of the work involves the development and validation of a heuristic analytic model to assess the likelihood of cascading contingencies, and the development and validation of a uniform search strategy. We model the probability of cascading contingencies as a function of power flow and power flow changes. Utilizing logistic regression, the proposed model is calibrated using real industry data. This dissertation analyzes random search strategies for Monte Carlo simulations and proposes a new uniform search strategy based on the Metropolis-Hastings Algorithm. The proposed search strategy is capable of selecting the most significant cascading contingencies, and it is capable of constructing an unbiased estimator to provide a measure of system security. This dissertation makes it possible to reasonably quantify system security and justify security operations when economic concerns conflict with reliability concerns in the new competitive power market environment. It can also provide guidance to system operators about actions that may be taken to reduce the risk of major system blackouts. Various applications can be developed to take advantage of the quantitative security measures provided in this dissertation.

  18. Strategy changes in human contingency judgments as a function of contingency tables.

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    Shimazaki, T; Tsuda, Y; Imada, H

    1991-10-01

    Judgment strategies of 169 undergraduate students on problems to judge the contingency between two binary events were identified by the method of rule-based analysis to clarify whether or not the strategies the subjects used would be affected by the concrete nature of the contingency table. Problems were constructed along two factors: total cell frequency and width of range of objective contingencies. Although the factor of total cell frequency had no effect on subjects' strategies, the number of subjects who changed strategies corresponding with problem instances increased when the objective contingencies were set closer to zero or when problems became more difficult. These results are discussed in the context of previous studies of this issue in the literature.

  19. Contingency Contractor Optimization Phase 3 Sustainment Third-Party Software List - Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool - Prototype

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    Durfee, Justin David; Frazier, Christopher Rawls; Bandlow, Alisa

    2016-05-01

    The Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool - Prototype (CCOT-P) requires several third-party software packages. These are documented below for each of the CCOT-P elements: client, web server, database server, solver, web application and polling application.

  20. The Role of Feedback Contingency in Perceptual Category Learning

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    Ashby, F. Gregory; Vucovich, Lauren E.

    2016-01-01

    Feedback is highly contingent on behavior if it eventually becomes easy to predict, and weakly contingent on behavior if it remains difficult or impossible to predict even after learning is complete. Many studies have demonstrated that humans and nonhuman animals are highly sensitive to feedback contingency, but no known studies have examined how…

  1. Managing Contingent Liabilities in Public-Private Partnerships

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    2010-01-01

    Contingent liabilities create management problems for governments. They have a cost, but judging what the cost is and whether it is worth incurring is difficult. Except in the case of contingent liabilities created by simple guarantees of debt, governments usually can incur contingent liabilities without budgetary approval or recognition in the governments accounts. So governments may pref...

  2. An Analysis of Current Operational Contract Support Planning Doctrine

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    2015-09-01

    planning activities and common vocabulary linking inorganic acquisition and non-acquisition entities.. Also, that future contingency contracting...vocabulary linking inorganic acquisition and non-acquisition entities.. Also, that future contingency contracting planning guidance developed is...supply needs. Vendors/contractors are eager commercial sources who participate and capitalize on the chance for profits (Nagle, 1999). The importance

  3. The Yale Tuition Postponement Plan in the Mid-Seventies

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    West, E. G.

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    The Yale Tuition Postponement Plan (TPO), an income-contingent loan scheme, is discussed and analysed with reference to the interest rate crisis and default rates. Conclusion: the high default rate is the most dangerous weakness of contingency loans, and this Plan is the only scheme of its kind likely to exist in the near future. (Editor/JT)

  4. Séries temporais de NDVI do sensor SPOT Vegetation e algoritmo SAM aplicados ao mapeamento de cana‑de‑açúcar

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    Luiz Eduardo Vicente

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o mapeamento de área de cana‑de‑açúcar por meio de série temporal, de seis anos de dados do índice de vegetação por diferença normalizada (NDVI, oriundos do sensor Vegetation, a bordo do satélite "système pour l'observation de la Terre" (SPOT. Três classes de cobertura do solo (cana‑de‑açúcar, pasto e floresta, do Estado de São Paulo, foram selecionadas como assinaturas espectro‑temporais de referência, que serviram como membros extremos ("endmembers" para classificação com o algoritmo "spectral angle mapper" (SAM. A partir desta classificação, o mapeamento da área de cana‑de‑açúcar foi realizado com uso de limiares na imagem-regra do SAM, gerados a partir dos valores dos espectros de referência. Os resultados mostram que o algoritmo SAM pode ser aplicado a séries de dados multitemporais de resolução moderada, o que permite eficiente mapeamento de alvo agrícola em escala mesorregional. Dados oficiais de áreas de cana‑de‑açúcar, para as microrregiões paulistas, apresentam boa correlação (r² = 0,8 com os dados obtidos pelo método avaliado. A aplicação do algoritmo SAM mostrou ser útil em análises temporais. As séries temporais de NDVI do sensor SPOT Vegetation podem ser utilizadas para mapeamento da área de cana‑de‑açúcar em baixa resolução.

  5. Epilepsias com focos projetados na linha média: estudo com EEG quantitativo e topográfico (mapeamento cerebral

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    ANGHINAH RENATO

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    Full Text Available Estudamos com EEG quantitativo e topográfico (mapeamento cerebral quatro pacientes com exames pregressos de EEG convencional mostrando foco de linha média. O estudo quantitativo revelou-se mais preciso na definição do foco, localizando o seu hemisfério de origem e definindo a atividade focal como parassagital. Estes achados deverão ser validados em estudos futuros com amostragem maior.

  6. MAPEAMENTO DO FLUXO DE VALOR E KAIZEN COMO INSTRUMENTOS DE REDUÇÃO DE PERDAS: UM CASO NA INDÚSTRIA DE MOTOSSERRAS

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    Full Text Available Tem se verificado que as operações industriais aplicam, cada vez mais, esforços e recursos no sentido de promover a melhoria contínua de seus processos e assim garantir uma sólida posição no mercado. Este artigo visa a identificar oportunidades de redução das perdas do processo de manufatura, através da utilização da ferramenta de mapeamento de fluxo de valor e a aplicação de Kaizen. Trata-se de um estudo de caso na indústria de motosserras, em que há um levantamento detalhado de dados de todo o processo produtivo através do mapeamento da cadeia de valor, desde o recebimento da matéria-prima até os clientes. A partir da análise desses dados, demonstra-se o aumento de produtividade e outros ganhos em termos de resposta rápida e flexibilidade. Palavras-Chave: Mapeamento do Fluxo de Valor. Kaizen. Produtividade.

  7. Development of Medical Technology for Contingency Response to Marrow Toxic Agents

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    Naval Research (ONR 342) 875 N. Randolph St. Arlington, VA 22203- 1995 Subject: Reference: Quarter!~ Performance/Technical Report of the National...information from transplant centers, build awareness of the Transplant Center Contingency Planning Committee and educate the transplant community about...the development of a Full Scale Exercise to be held at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer N I T O ational Marro IA.2 Task 2: Si yping Standard perating

  8. Analysis of Contemporary Contingency Contracting Educational Resources

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    Attn: James B. Greene , RADM, USN, (Ret) Acquisition Chair Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Naval Postgraduate School 555 Dyer Road...Registration CERP Commander’s Emergency Response Program CICA Competition in Contracting Act CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff CoCo ...334 Matrix OO LCO IPE 1 2 3 4 5 TLO 1 Recognize and defend the most appropriate approaches for a contingency CoCo in an AOR throughout the four

  9. Contingent Claim-Based Expected Stock Returns

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    2013-01-01

    We develop and test a parsimonious contingent claims model for cross-sectional returns of stock portfolios formed on market leverage, book-to-market equity, asset growth rate, and equity size. Since stocks are residual claims on firms' assets that generate operating cash flows, stock returns are cash flow rates scaled by the sensitivities of stocks to cash flows. Our model performs well because the stock-cash flow sensitivities contain economic information. Value stocks, high-leverage stocks ...

  10. Food Marketing Technology and Contingency Market Valuation

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    Holloway, Garth J.; Anthony C. Zwart

    1993-01-01

    Marketing activities are introduced into a rational expectations model of the food marketing system. The model is used to evaluate effects of alternative marketing technologies on the distribution of the benefits of contingency markets in agriculture. Benefits depend on two parameters: the cost share of farm inputs and the elasticity of substitution between farm and nonfarm inputs in food marketing. Over a broad spectrum of technologies, consumers are likely to be the net beneficiaries and fa...

  11. Sound-contingent visual motion aftereffect

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    Kobayashi Maori

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background After a prolonged exposure to a paired presentation of different types of signals (e.g., color and motion, one of the signals (color becomes a driver for the other signal (motion. This phenomenon, which is known as contingent motion aftereffect, indicates that the brain can establish new neural representations even in the adult's brain. However, contingent motion aftereffect has been reported only in visual or auditory domain. Here, we demonstrate that a visual motion aftereffect can be contingent on a specific sound. Results Dynamic random dots moving in an alternating right or left direction were presented to the participants. Each direction of motion was accompanied by an auditory tone of a unique and specific frequency. After a 3-minutes exposure, the tones began to exert marked influence on the visual motion perception, and the percentage of dots required to trigger motion perception systematically changed depending on the tones. Furthermore, this effect lasted for at least 2 days. Conclusions These results indicate that a new neural representation can be rapidly established between auditory and visual modalities.

  12. The Peoples Liberation Army and Contingency Planning in China

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    millions of homes and leaving 5 million people homeless . The earthquake also caused extensive damage to basic infrastructure, including schools...ship People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy task force to the Indian Ocean via the Sunda Strait startled Australia and India.4 These actions reflect...February 19, 2014, available at <http://thediplomat.com/2014/02/tensions-set-to- rise-in-the-south-china-sea/>. 3 Ibid. 4 Henry Lawton, “ Australia

  13. 40 CFR 300.210 - Federal contingency plans.

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    ... historical use, as well as all critical, special, significant, or otherwise designated protected areas. (B... under current federal and state laws and corresponding regulations. Requirements include, but are not... telephone numbers for these offices may be found in the United States Government Manual, issued annually, or...

  14. 78 FR 64879 - Liquidity and Contingency Funding Plans

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    ...'s borrowing authority has been reduced to just over $2 billion. These events followed several years.... 1795-1795k. Eighteen commenters either opposed applying Basel III liquidity measures and monitoring... a policy establishes liquidity measures and associated benchmarks, a reporting requirement to keep...

  15. Long Island Sound area contingency plan. Change 3

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    Contained in this revision are: Updated Marine Firefighting annex; Updated Hazardous Material response annex; Comprehensive update of resource phone numbers; Listing of State Historic Protection Officers (SHPO`s); Response techniques and listing of facilities which handle Group V Oils; and Substantial update to the Sensitive Areas on Long Island.

  16. National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) Overview

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    First developed and published in 1968, this has become the federal government's blueprint for responding to spills and releases. It provides a system of accident reporting, spill containment and cleanup, and coordination among the hierarchy of responders.

  17. Building and Executing Rover Plans with Contingent Tasks Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — During recent robotic field tests, NASA investigated the use of intelligent planetary rovers to improve the productivity of human explorers on planetary surfaces....

  18. 77 FR 76815 - Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans

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    ... newly hired personnel is unnecessary and not in keeping with the lack of specificity for the rest of the... ready to help shoulder some of the costs until a facility can be repaired. One commenter expressed...

  19. Migratory Bird Disease Contingency Plan: Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1938 to provide habitat and protection for migratory birds. Management objectives have since been expanded to...

  20. Migratory Bird Disease Contingency Plan : Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Canada geese, black ducks, mallards, and blue-winged teal are the primary waterfowl species that nest on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Black ducks and...

  1. Decision support tools for urban contingency policy: a scenario approach to risk management of the Vesuvio area in Naples, Italy

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    Concilio, Grazia; Torrieri, Francesca

    2001-01-01

    Contingency management, in particular the management of unanticipated events outside the control of an ordinary planning system, has in the last 50years become an important andfrequently debated issue in the scientific literature on complex systems management underrisk conditions. The urban system

  2. Management plan abstract and keyword generator

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This fill-in-the-blank Word form will generate abstracts for common management plans including: cropland management, disease contingency, fire management, fishing,...

  3. Spill prevention control and countermeasure plan

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    This report includes facility descriptions for both oil and hazardous chemicals storage. It gives oil spill history; regulatory guideline conformance; local emergency arrangements; evacuation procedures and the contingency plan for oil and hazardous substances. (PSB)

  4. MAPEAMENTO META-NARRATIVO DA PRODUÇÃO ACADÊMICA BRASILEIRA SOBRE FALSIFICAÇÃO

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    Wagner Vicente Diniz

    Full Text Available RESUMO O mercado de produtos falsificados tem um alcance global, apresenta crescimento significativo e desperta o interesse de diversas áreas do conhecimento. Atentos a essas questões, pesquisadores brasileiros da área de Administração têm envidado esforços para compreender melhor esse complexo fenômeno, reconhecendo que tal mercado se mostra expressivo e possibilita um amplo campo de estudo. Nesse sentido, o presente trabalho teve o objetivo de analisar, por meio de um mapeamento meta-narrativo, a produção brasileira sobre o tema falsificação. A abordagem de mapeamento meta-narrativo se baseia na revisão sistemática dos métodos e teorias, destacando suas particularidades, sendo o primeiro passo para a formação de um framework teórico. Para tanto, foi conduzido um estudo descritivo, onde foram analisados 23 artigos, 13 dissertações e uma tese. Os resultados obtidos sugerem que a falsificação é um campo de estudo fecundo, abordado por distintas áreas da administração e por pesquisadores de diferentes instituições de ensino, mas que ainda demonstra significativo potencial a ser explorado. Identificou-se que as teorias de base, no que se relaciona a falsificação, apresentam inúmeras referências que podem ser utilizadas por futuras pesquisas sobre o tema. Acredita-se que, para desenvolvimento do conhecimento sobre falsificação no Brasil, os estudos deverão buscar a interlocução com outras áreas do conhecimento, tais como estratégia, cultura organizacional, direito, sociologia e engenharia. Observou-se ainda a ausência de trabalhos que abordem a falsificação sob a perspectiva da produção e comercialização, o que seria um gap de pesquisa a ser abordado em trabalhos futuros. Por fim, acredita-se que o estudo em tela poderá servir de guia para futuras pesquisas sobre o tema.

  5. Service development success: a contingent approach by knowledge strategy

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    Storey, Chris; Frank M. Hull

    2010-01-01

    Purpose\\ud \\ud – Contingency theory suggests that effective strategies and structures are not universal but dependant upon situational factors. The purpose of this paper is to explore how the way service firms compete acts as a strategic contingency, moderating the effect of a new service development (NSD) system on innovation performance. Two knowledge‐based strategies are tested as contingency factors. One strategy adds value for customers via the delivery of personalized knowledge‐based se...

  6. On Launching into Exigency Planning

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    Moore, Michael A.

    1978-01-01

    Faculty engaged in long-range planning for financial exigency, including the making of plans for faculty lay-off contingencies, must be aware of several problem areas arising from attitudes, assumptions, and intergroup relationships. Such problems and their implications are discussed, based on experiences at Bowling Green State University.…

  7. Métodos de auxílio multicritério à decisão aplicados a problemas de PCP: mapeamento da produção em periódicos publicados no Brasil Multicriteria decision aid methods applied to PPC problems: a mapping of papers published in Brazilian journals

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    Dey Salvador Sanchez Rodriguez

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem por objetivo estabelecer um mapeamento da produção científica divulgada em importantes periódicos publicados no Brasil sobre a aplicação de Métodos de Auxílio Multicritério à Decisão (AMD à modelagem de problemas de Planejamento e Controle da Produção. O mapeamento contemplou 32 artigos, que foram selecionados criteriosamente, tendo como base a lista de periódicos científicos oferecida no Scielo e em importantes sociedades científicas brasileiras no âmbito da Engenharia de Produção. Os resultados permitiram indicar, entre outros aspectos, os periódicos que mais publicam neste contexto, os métodos de AMD mais usados nesta interface, os setores de produção nos quais as aplicações ocorreram e os tópicos de PCP mais abordados. Também foram destacados os aspectos de PCP que ainda carecem de estudos que envolvam métodos multicritério.The objective of this study is to map the Brazilian scientific production based on Brazilian journal publications on the implementation of Multicriteria Decision Aid (MCDA to model Production Planning and Control problems. It consisted of 32 papers that were systematically selected from journals indexed in the Scielo database and also from a list of journals suggested by major Brazilian Industrial Engineering research societies. The results revealed, among other aspects, the journals that publish the most on this topic, the most often used MCDA methods in this interface, the production sectors in which the applications took place, and the most commonly discussed PPC topics. This paper also highlights the PPC aspects that need further research including MCDA methods.

  8. Automated Contingency Management for Advanced Propulsion Systems Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Impact Technologies LLC, in cooperation the Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative Automated Contingency Management (ACM)...

  9. The dependency and contingency of politics

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    Triantafillou, Peter

    2016-01-01

    Historical Institutionalism and genealogy are two strong analytical approaches that emphasise the importance of history in grasping contemporary politics that so far have lived in isolation from each other. This article, firstly, accounts for the similarities and differences between the two...... differences which make any analytical synthesis both a difficult and a questionable endeavour. In particular, whereas historical institutionalism seeks to explain the present in terms of its dependence on past events, genealogy seeks to provoke the present by demonstrating its historical contingency. In spite...

  10. Resource Contingency Program : Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1995-02-01

    In 1990, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) embarked upon the Resource Contingency Program (RCP) to fulfill its statutory responsibilities to supply electrical power to its utility, industrial and other customers in the Pacific Northwest. Instead of buying or building generating plants now, BPA has purchased options to acquire power later if needed. Three option development agreements were signed in September 1993 with three proposed natural gas-fired, combined cycle combustion turbine CT projects near Chehalis and Satsop Washington and near Hermiston, Oregon. This environmental impact statement addresses the environmental consequences of purchasing power from these options. This environmental impact statement addresses the environmental consequences of purchasing power from these options.

  11. Sustainability between Necessity, Contingency and Impossibility

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    Karl Bruckmeier

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Sustainable use of natural resources seems necessary to maintain functions and services of eco- and social systems in the long run. Efforts in policy and science for sustainable development have shown the splintering of local, national and global strategies. Sustainability becomes contingent and insecure with the actors´ conflicting knowledge, interests and aims, and seems even impossible through the “rebound”-effect. To make short and long term requirements of sustainability coherent requires critical, comparative and theoretical analysis of the problems met. For this purpose important concepts and theories are discussed in this review of recent interdisciplinary literature about resource management.

  12. MAPEAMENTO DO POTENCIAL DE INOVAÇÃO DOS RESULTADOS DE PESQUISAS DESENVOLVIDAS PELA UFS‏‏

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    Alberth Almeida Amorim Souza

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available A relação entre universidade e empresas é necessária no processo de inovação e são bastante distintas as contribuições dadas por universidades para esse processo, permeando suas atividades de ensino, pesquisa, transferência/comercialização de conhecimento. Os investimentos em recursos humanos que antes se restringiam ao quadro de funcionários ganham reforços com a colaboração de talentos de fora da organização. As portas, antes fechadas, se abrem para parcerias com IES (Instituições de Ensino Superior e outras empresas.  Dessa maneira, foi lealizado um mapeamento das pesquisas desenvolvidas pela Universidade Federal de Sergipe, tendo como referencia o banco de dados do diretório dos grupos de pesquisa do CNPq, e verificar quais setores do sistema produtivo podem realizar uma interação com essas pesquisas.

  13. Vulnerabilidade social: o psicodiagnóstico como método de mapeamento de doenças mentais

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    Leila Grana

    Full Text Available O presente estudo demonstra a experiência de trabalho em um Centro de Referência de Assistência Social do interior do Rio Grande do Sul. Foi realizado um mapeamento de doenças mentais na população em vulnerabilidade social, através do processo de psicodiagnóstico, em caráter de estudo-piloto. Foram escolhidos três sujeitos como amostragem: uma mulher, uma adolescente e um menino. Foram analisados os fatores psicossociais, e os resultados revelaram que essa população está mais sujeita ao desenvolvimento de psicopatologias. O estudo demonstrou que a inserção do psicodiagnóstico pode contribuir como instrumento de diagnóstico da população. É necessário que haja interesse por parte das políticas públicas em ofertar os serviços de saúde à população para trabalhar com os fatores de risco socioemocionais de maneira satisfatória.

  14. Geoprocessamento de Modelos Digitais de Elevação para Mapeamento da Curvatura Horizontal em Microbacias

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    Márcio de Morisson Valeriano

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem o objetivo de desenvolver e avaliar um procedimento de análise de Modelos Digitais de Elevação (MDE com Sistemas de Informação Geográfica (SIG para mapeamento da curvatura horizontal. O método baseia-se em janelas móveis aplicadas sobre a imagem de orientação de vertentes, derivada do MDE. Os testes envolveram dados de seis microbacias de diferentes tipos de relevo, krigados a partir de curvas de nível de mapas publicados. O cálculo de curvatura horizontal programado demandou a resolução espacial como uma das entradas, de modo a resultar em valores absolutos comparáveis, com diferença de o ângulo de azimute por distância horizontal (/m como unidade. A sobreposição dos resultados calculados em cada passagem da janela móvel, orientada nas direções dos oito pixels vizinhos em cada posição da janela, foi coordenada em octantes, de acordo com a classe de orientação das vertentes. A interpretação visual de resultados numéricos aliado ao reconhecimento de formas conhecidas de relevo subsidiou o estabelecimento de limiares arbitrários de curvatura para uma classificação das vertentes (convergentes, retilíneas e divergentes.

  15. Contingency Contractor Optimization Phase 3 Sustainment Database Design Document - Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool - Prototype

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    Frazier, Christopher Rawls; Durfee, Justin David; Bandlow, Alisa; Gearhart, Jared Lee; Jones, Katherine A

    2016-05-01

    The Contingency Contractor Optimization Tool – Prototype (CCOT-P) database is used to store input and output data for the linear program model described in [1]. The database allows queries to retrieve this data and updating and inserting new input data.

  16. Contingency in the Cosmos and the Contingency of the Cosmos : Two Theological Approaches

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    Drees, W.B.

    Contingency in reality may be epistemic, due to incomplete knowledge or the intersection of unrelated causal trajectories. In quantum physics, it appears to be ontological. More fundamental and interesting is the limit-question ‘why is there something rather than nothing,’ pointing out the

  17. The Necessity of Contingency or Contingent Necessity: Meillassoux, Hegel, and the Subject

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    John Van Houdt

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This article addresses the relationship of contingency to necessity as developed by Quentin Meillassoux and G.W.F. Hegel. Meillassoux criticizes the restriction of possibility by modern philosophy to the conditions of the transcendental subject, which he calls ‘correlationism’, and opposes to this correlationism, mathematics as an absolute form of thought. The arch-figure of a metaphysical version of correlationism for Meillassoux is Hegel. This article argues that, while Meillassoux is right to criticize a version of correlationism for restricting the range of contingency, he overlooks Hegel’s unique contribution to this issue. Hegel provides us a version of necessity modeled on the mathematical proof which answers Meillassoux’s concerns about correlationist versions of necessity but does not altogether jettison the concept of the subject. Instead, the subject in Hegel is a contingent interruption which emerges from the breaks in the kinds of necessity we posit about the world. Hegel offers us a way of tying these two concepts together in what I call ‘contingent necessity’.

  18. Dissociating Contingency Awareness and Conditioned Attitudes: Evidence of Contingency-Unaware Evaluative Conditioning

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    Hutter, Mandy; Sweldens, Steven; Stahl, Christoph; Unkelbach, Christian; Klauer, Karl Christoph

    2012-01-01

    Whether human evaluative conditioning can occur without contingency awareness has been the subject of an intense and ongoing debate for decades, troubled by a wide array of methodological difficulties. Following recent methodological innovations, the available evidence currently points to the conclusion that evaluative conditioning effects do not…

  19. Contingency Contracting Officer Proficiency Assessment Test Development for Construction, Architect-Engineer, and Contingency Contracting

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    2013-03-01

    AT&L Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics AT&LDS Army Training and Leader Development Strategy CCO Contingency Contracting Officer CLP...DEFINITIONS AND EXAMPLES 4. ANALYZE 4.1 DIFFERENTIATING Discriminating Distinguishing Focusing Selecting 4.2 ORGANIZING Finding Coherence Intergrating ... Logistics (AT&L)]), exposed failures occurring in expeditionary contracting operations. In order to rectify difficulties in the acquisition

  20. Mapeamento pedológico digital da folha Botucatu (SF-22-Z-B-VI-3: treinamento de dados em mapa tradicional e validação de campo

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    Cristiano Cassiano da Silva

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O mapeamento digital de solos permite prever padrões de ocorrência de solos com base em áreas de referência e no uso de técnicas de mineração de dados para modelar associações solo-paisagem. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram produzir um mapa pedológico digital por meio de técnicas de mineração de dados aplicadas a variáveis geomorfométricas e de geologia, com base em áreas de referência; e testar a confiabilidade desse mapa por meio de validação em campo com diferentes sistemas de amostragem. O mapeamento foi realizado na folha Botucatu (SF-22-Z-B-VI-3, utilizando-se as folhas 1:50.000, Dois Córregos e São Pedro, como áreas de referência. Variáveis descritoras do relevo e de geologia associadas às unidades de mapeamento pedológico das áreas de referência compuseram a matriz de dados de treinamento. A matriz foi analisada pelo algoritmo PART de árvore de decisão, do aplicativo Weka (Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis, que cria regras de classificação. Essas regras foram aplicadas aos dados geomorfométricos e geológicos da folha Botucatu, para predição de unidades de mapeamento pedológico. A validação de campo dos mapas digitais deu-se por meio de amostragem por transectos em uma unidade de mapeamento da folha São Pedro e de forma aleatório-estratificada na folha Botucatu. A avaliação da unidade de mapeamento na folha São Pedro verificou confiabilidade, respectivamente, de 83 e 66 %, para os mapas pedológicos digital e tradicional com legenda simplificada. Apesar de terem sido geradas regras para todas as unidades de mapeamento pedológico das áreas de treinamento, nem todas as unidades de mapeamento foram preditas na folha Botucatu, o que resultou das diferenças de relevo e geologia entre as áreas de treinamento e de mapeamento. A validação de campo do mapa digital da folha Botucatu verificou exatidão global de 52 %, compatível com levantamentos em nível de reconhecimento de baixa

  1. Conditional Epistemic Planning

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    Andersen, Mikkel Birkegaard; Bolander, Thomas; Jensen, Martin Holm

    2012-01-01

    Recent work has shown that Dynamic Epistemic Logic (DEL) offers a solid foundation for automated planning under partial observability and non-determinism. Under such circumstances, a plan must branch if it is to guarantee achieving the goal under all contingencies (strong planning). Without...... branching, plans can offer only the possibility of achieving the goal (weak planning). We show how to formulate planning in uncertain domains using DEL and give a language of conditional plans. Translating this language to standard DEL gives verification of both strong and weak plans via model checking....... In addition to plan verification, we provide a tableau-inspired algorithm for synthesising plans, and show this algorithm to be terminating, sound and complete....

  2. MAPEAMENTO DA CANA-DE-AÇÚCAR NA MESORREGIÃO DO TRIÂNGULO MINEIRO/ALTO PARANAÍBA-MG (2008/2009; 2010/2011

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    Laís Naiara Gonçalves dos Reis

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A dinâmica espacial reflete feições características de diversos fatores (econômicos e políticos. O mapeamento da cana-de-açúcar auxilia compreender a territorialização dessa cultura e permite que profissionais planejem o ambiente buscando uma interação entre o social, ambiental e o econômico. Como resultado do mapeamento da mesorregião de 2008 para 2010, foi possivel diagnosticar que houve um aumento de 15% da área plantada de cana-de-açúcar na área de estudo.

  3. Mapeamento da tubulação de cimento-amianto na rede de distribuição de água de Princesa Isabel – PB

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    Maria Auxiliadora Freitas dos Santos

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available A disponibilização de água aos consumidores necessita de um sistema de abastecimento que funcione de forma eficiente. Entretanto, as companhias de abastecimento encontram problemas para assegurar essa eficiência devido a diversos fatores estruturais – entre esses, podem ser citados: a idade das redes de distribuição, o tipo do material usado, a profundidade, a localização e a falta de informações a respeito das tubulações. Dessa forma, este estudo teve como objetivo realizar o mapeamento da tubulação de cimento-amianto na rede de distribuição de água do município de Princesa Isabel – PB. Para isso, a metodologia estabelecida foi: coleta de informações por meio de relatórios e da aplicação de formulário, sistematização dos dados, demarcação em campo dos pontos onde havia tubulação de cimento-amianto e mapeamento digital dessa tubulação utilizando o software Google Earth. A partir do mapeamento, percebeu-se que a tubulação de cimento-amianto abrange a área central do município, abarcando metade da tubulação total da rede de distribuição de água. Nesse sentido, o mapa elaborado nesta pesquisa poderá contribuir com informações relevantes para a futura substituição da tubulação em estudo, bem como fornecer dados iniciais para a disseminação de novas pesquisas e a criação de banco de dados.

  4. Modeling HIVAIDS Variables, A Case Of Contingency Analysis

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    PROF. OLIVER OSUAGWA

    2015-06-01

    Jun 1, 2015 ... Hypothesis testing may be performed on contingency tables in order to decide whether or not effects are present. Effects in a contingency table are defined as relationships or interactions between variables of interest. However, considering the number of adolescence patients diagnosed of. HIV/AIDS within ...

  5. Modeling HIVAIDS Variables, A Case Of Contingency Analysis ...

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    Hypothesis testing may be performed on contingency tables in order to decide whether or not effects are present. Effects in a contingency table are defined as relationships or interactions between variables of interest. However, considering the number of adolescence patients diagnosed of HIV/AIDS within a short frame of ...

  6. An Experimental Test of the Contingency Model of Leadership Effectiveness.

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    Chemers, Martin M.; Skrzypek, George J.

    The present experiment provided a test of Fiedler's (1967) Contingency Model of Leadership Effectiveness, i.e., the relationship of leader style to group effectiveness is mediated by situational demands. Thirty-two 4 man task groups composed of military academy cadets were run in the experiment. In accordance with the Contingency Model, leaders…

  7. Effectiveness evaluation of contingency sum as a risk management ...

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    Construction managers in a bid to effectively manage risks prone projects have adopted several methods, one of which is contingency sum. This study aims at evaluating the effectiveness of contingency sum as a risk management tool for construction projects in Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The objectives are to establish ...

  8. Better off Jobless? Scarring Effects of Contingent Employment in Japan

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    Yu, Wei-hsin

    2012-01-01

    Previous research fails to address whether contingent employment benefits individuals' careers more than the alternative they often face: being without a job. Using work history data from Japan, this study shows that accepting a contingent job delays individuals' transition to standard employment more than remaining jobless. Moreover, having a…

  9. Modification of Preschool Children's Bathroom Behaviors by Contingent Teacher Attention

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    Taylor, Marjorie J.; Kratochwill, Thomas R.

    1978-01-01

    Repeated measures of the frequency of paper towel litter, unflushed toilets, dirty sinks, and running water faucets were used to evaluate effectiveness of contingent teacher praise for appropriate bathroom use by preschool children. Contingent praise for appropriate bathroom behaviors resulted in markedly decreased frequencies of four target…

  10. Appraisal of the Performance of Contingency Cost Provision for ...

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    The paper appraised performance of contingency allowance in addressing projects' cost risk. To achieve this aim, impact of contingency provision in some selected building projects were evaluated. Data for the study was collected by means of checklist from 40 completed projects' files. Furthermore, 100 questionnaires on ...

  11. Relative speed of processing determines color-word contingency learning.

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    Forrin, Noah D; MacLeod, Colin M

    2017-10-01

    In three experiments, we tested a relative-speed-of-processing account of color-word contingency learning, a phenomenon in which color identification responses to high-contingency stimuli (words that appear most often in particular colors) are faster than those to low-contingency stimuli. Experiment 1 showed equally large contingency-learning effects whether responding was to the colors or to the words, likely due to slow responding to both dimensions because of the unfamiliar mapping required by the key press responses. For Experiment 2, participants switched to vocal responding, in which reading words is considerably faster than naming colors, and we obtained a contingency-learning effect only for color naming, the slower dimension. In Experiment 3, previewing the color information resulted in a reduced contingency-learning effect for color naming, but it enhanced the contingency-learning effect for word reading. These results are all consistent with contingency learning influencing performance only when the nominally irrelevant feature is faster to process than the relevant feature, and therefore are entirely in accord with a relative-speed-of-processing explanation.

  12. A Test Based on the Contingency Model of Leadership.

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    Vecchio, Robert P.

    1981-01-01

    The contingency model of leadership was extended to investigate subordinate satisfaction. It was hypothesized that subordinate satisfaction with a leader would yield evidence of an interaction between leadership style and situational parameters. Results indicated moderate support for an extension of the contingency model formulation. (RC)

  13. EM Health and Safety Plan Guidelines

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    1994-12-01

    This document contains information about the Health and Safety Plan Guidelines. Topics discussed include: Regulatory framework; key personnel; hazard assessment; training requirements; personal protective equipment; extreme temperature disorders or conditions; medical surveillance; exposure monitoring/air sampling; site control; decontamination; emergency response/contingency plan; emergency action plan; confined space entry; and spill containment.

  14. Integração de dados do quickbird e atributos do terreno no mapeamento digital de solos por redes neurais artificiais

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    César da Silva Chagas

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available No presente estudo, foi realizada uma avaliação de diferentes variáveis ambientais no mapeamento digital de solos em uma região no norte do Estado de Minas Gerais, utilizando redes neurais artificiais (RNA. Os atributos do terreno declividade e índice topográfico combinado (CTI, derivados de um modelo digital de elevação, três bandas do sensor Quickbird e um mapa de litologia foram combinados, e a importância de cada variável para discriminação das unidades de mapeamento foi avaliada. O simulador de redes neurais utilizado foi o "Java Neural Network Simulator", e o algoritmo de aprendizado, o "backpropagation". Para cada conjunto testado, foi selecionada uma RNA para a predição das unidades de mapeamento; os mapas gerados por esses conjuntos foram comparados com um mapa de solos produzido com o método convencional, para determinação da concordância entre as classificações. Essa comparação mostrou que o mapa produzido com o uso de todas as variáveis ambientais (declividade, índice CTI, bandas 1, 2 e 3 do Quickbird e litologia obteve desempenho superior (67,4 % de concordância ao dos mapas produzidos pelos demais conjuntos de variáveis. Das variáveis utilizadas, a declividade foi a que contribuiu com maior peso, pois, quando suprimida da análise, os resultados da concordância foram os mais baixos (33,7 %. Os resultados demonstraram que a abordagem utilizada pode contribuir para superar alguns dos problemas do mapeamento de solos no Brasil, especialmente em escalas maiores que 1:25.000, tornando sua execução mais rápida e mais barata, sobretudo se houver disponibilidade de dados de sensores remotos de alta resolução espacial a custos mais baixos e facilidade de obtenção dos atributos do terreno nos sistemas de informação geográfica (SIG.

  15. Análise profissiográfica e mapeamento de competências nas instituições de segurança pública

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    Cristiane Faiad

    Full Text Available A profissionalização contínua da qualidade dos serviços prestados à comunidade pelas instituições de segurança pública vem sendo impulsionada pela aplicação de princípios e práticas de recursos humanos e de gestão de pessoas no trabalho. Tais práticas dizem respeito à definição das atribuições e responsabilidades de um cargo em consonância com o perfil de competências exigido para o desempenho do mesmo. Importantes fontes de insumo a essas práticas dizem respeito à aplicação da profissiografia e do mapeamento de competências à realidade das instituições de segurança pública, importantes para o planejamento de ações voltadas para o desenvolvimento das pessoas e para a busca pelo desempenho competente. Este trabalho objetiva discutir questões de natureza metodológica e implicações práticas decorrentes da aplicação dessas ferramentas, análise profissiográfica e mapeamento de competências em instituições policiais, apontando limites e possibilidades no contexto da segurança pública. Efetuou-se um levantamento bibliográfico nos principais periódicos nacionais de administração e de Psicologia, visando, a partir de análise das publicações sobre o tema, a propor um método destinado ao mapeamento profissiográfico e de competências e à sua análise crítica em termos de aplicabilidade no contexto das organizações. Apresentam-se, aqui, possibilidades de atuação na área da segurança pública, integrando-se as técnicas de mapeamento de profissiografia.

  16. Método de mapeamento de tecnologia considerando a estratégia technology push e adoção de parcerias

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    2010-01-01

    A literatura sobre métodos de mapeamento de tecnologia tem como foco a aplicação em empresas que orientam a inovação para mercados e produtos previamente determinados, adotando a estratégia market pull de integração tecnologia-produto. Organizações de pesquisa, como institutos e laboratórios independentes, também necessitam de métodos similares, entretanto, nelas predomina-se a estratégia technology push, com inovações orientadas por descobertas científicas. Aplicações de métodos de mapeament...

  17. Droga, religião e cultura: um mapeamento da controvérsia pública sobre a ayahuasca no Brasil

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    Henrique Fernandes Antunes

    2012-01-01

    O escopo da presente pesquisa é mapear a controvérsia pública sobre o uso da ayahuasca no Brasil. Primeiramente, foco a literatura acadêmica e a forma como a história da ayahuasca é abordada ao longo de três décadas de debate. Em seguida, exploro um universo documental amplo que inclui produções acadêmicas, midiáticas, políticas públicas, documentos institucionais de entidades ayahuasqueiras e produções de integrantes dessas instituições para elaborar um mapeamento da controvérsia pública s...

  18. Mapeamento da base de conhecimento fundamentado em arquétipos: contribuição à informática em saúde.

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    Marcia Narumi Shiraishi Kondo

    2012-01-01

    Esta tese apresenta um modelo de representação de conhecimento fundamentado em arquétipos para o mapeamento da base de conhecimento que separa a informação e o conhecimento. De um lado, a informação representada por uma estrutura de dados comum com o mínimo de semânticas e, do outro, o conhecimento especificado por arquétipos que representam os conceitos formais hierarquizados em matrizes. Os arquétipos permitem a integração de dados existentes e de sistemas não estruturados do ponto de vista...

  19. The Impact of the Contingency of Robot Feedback for HRI

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    Fischer, Kerstin; Lohan, Katrin Solveig; Saunders, Joe

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we investigate the impact the contingency of robot feedback may have on the quality of verbal human-robot interaction. In order to assess not only what the effects are but also what they are caused by, we carried out experiments in which naïve participants instructed the humanoid...... robot iCub on a set of shapes and on a stacking task in two conditions, once with socially contingent, nonverbal feedback implemented in response to different gaze and looming behaviors of the human tutor, and once with non-contingent, saliency-based feedback. The results of the analysis of participants......’ linguistic behaviors in the two conditions show that contingency has an impact on the complexity and the pre-structuring of the task for the robot, i.e. on the participants’ tutoring behaviors. Contingency thus plays a considerable role for learning by demonstration....

  20. Combining contingency tables with missing dimensions.

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    Dominici, F

    2000-06-01

    We propose a methodology for estimating the cell probabilities in a multiway contingency table by combining partial information from a number of studies when not all of the variables are recorded in all studies. We jointly model the full set of categorical variables recorded in at least one of the studies, and we treat the variables that are not reported as missing dimensions of the study-specific contingency table. For example, we might be interested in combining several cohort studies in which the incidence in the exposed and nonexposed groups is not reported for all risk factors in all studies while the overall numbers of cases and cohort size is always available. To account for study-to-study variability, we adopt a Bayesian hierarchical model. At the first stage of the model, the observation stage, data are modeled by a multinomial distribution with fixed total number of observations. At the second stage, we use the logistic normal (LN) distribution to model variability in the study-specific cells' probabilities. Using this model and data augmentation techniques, we reconstruct the contingency table for each study regardless of which dimensions are missing, and we estimate population parameters of interest. Our hierarchical procedure borrows strength from all the studies and accounts for correlations among the cells' probabilities. The main difficulty in combining studies recording different variables is in maintaining a consistent interpretation of parameters across studies. The approach proposed here overcomes this difficulty and at the same time addresses the uncertainty arising from the missing dimensions. We apply our modeling strategy to analyze data on air pollution and mortality from 1987 to 1994 for six U.S. cities by combining six cross-classifications of low, medium, and high levels of mortality counts, particulate matter, ozone, and carbon monoxide with the complication that four of the six cities do not report all the air pollution variables. Our

  1. 77 FR 62191 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Infrastructure and...

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    ... promulgated the ``Air Pollution Episode Contingency Plan for New Mexico,'' which includes contingency measures...; FRL-9740-4] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Infrastructure... New Mexico pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) that addresses the infrastructure elements...

  2. Tourism employment: contingent work or professional career?

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    Hjalager, Anne-Mette; Andersen, Steen

    2001-01-01

    with a professional or vocational tourism education. Discusses the implications of the retention pattern, arguing that tourism shares its professional labour market with neighbouring sectors, and that the industry and educational support framework must therefore take account of this. However, there is a very real...... background does not give them any particular advantages vis-à-vis employees with less relevant qualifications. The retention of employees is a critical problem in Danish tourism, but while turnover is extremely high among the unskilled, significantly better retention rates are found among those...... risk of losing the competition for the best-qualified staff. Finally, it is postulated that tourism is a locus for new types of career concepts; however, we still lack a genuine understanding of the role of tourism for the contingent or boundaryless career....

  3. Mapeamento do estado da arte do tema sustentabilidade ambiental direcionado para a tecnologia de informação

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    Simone Sartori

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo realizar um mapeamento das publicações sobre o tema Avaliação da Sustentabilidade Ambiental para a Tecnologia de Informação e, a partir desse, selecionar um portfólio bibliográfico das publicações mais relevantes e alinhadas segundo a percepção dos autores dessa pesquisa. Para este portfólio, fez-se uma análise bibliométrica visando construir o conhecimento sobre os assuntos mais frequentes: autores, artigos, periódicos e palavras-chave no tema. Caracteriza-se este trabalho pelo caráter exploratório-descritivo; além disso, apresenta-se abordagens quantitativas e qualitativas, por meio do uso do instrumento de intervenção Knowledge Development Process - Constructivist. Nesse sentido, foram selecionados 25 artigos relevantes e 416 artigos de referências, que passaram a representar o Portfólio Bibliográfico. Na análise bibliométrica dos artigos do Portfólio Bibliográfico e suas referências evidenciam-se: os periódicos "Association for Computing Machinery Computing Surveys" e "Management Information Systems Quarterly"; os artigos "Information Technology and Organizational Performance: An integrative model of Information Technology business value" e "Beyond the Business Case for Corporate Sustainability"; as palavras-chaves "Information Technology" e "Sustainability"; e os autores mais citados Marie-Claude Boudreau, Tom Butler, Adela Chen, Jason Dedrick, Robert Sroufe, Richard Watson, e Nigel Melville. Esses resultados são singulares devido às delimitações postas pelos autores dessa pesquisa e o processo empregado em sua abordagem é ampla, podendo ser utilizada por outros pesquisadores relacionados a esse tema ou não.

  4. Análise comparativa de classificadores digitais em imagens do Landsat-8 aplicados ao mapeamento temático

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    Danilo Francisco Trovo Garofalo

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho dos classificadores digitais SVM e K-NN para a classificação orientada a objeto em imagens Landsat-8, aplicados ao mapeamento de uso e cobertura do solo da Alta Bacia do Rio Piracicaba-Jaguari, MG. A etapa de pré-processamento contou com a conversão radiométrica e a minimização dos efeitos atmosféricos. Em seguida, foi feita a fusão das bandas multiespectrais (30 m com a banda pancromática (15 m. Com base em composições RGB e inspeções de campo, definiram-se 15 classes de uso e cobertura do solo. Para a segmentação de bordas, aplicaram-se os limiares 10 e 60 para as configurações de segmentação e união no aplicativo ENVI. A classificação foi feita usando SVM e K-NN. Ambos os classificadores apresentaram elevados valores de índice Kappa (k: 0,92 para SVM e 0,86 para K-NN, significativamente diferentes entre si a 95% de probabilidade. Uma significativa melhoria foi observada para SVM, na classificação correta de diferentes tipologias florestais. A classificação orientada a objetos é amplamente aplicada em imagens de alta resolução espacial; no entanto, os resultados obtidos no presente trabalho mostram a robustez do método também para imagens de média resolução espacial.

  5. Mapeamento do fósforo adsorvido por meio da cor e da suscetibilidade magnética do solo

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    Rafael Gonçalves Peluco

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a possibilidade de se mapear o fósforo adsorvido por meio da avaliação da cor e da suscetibilidade magnética do solo. O experimento foi realizado em área de cana-de-açúcar com 380 ha, que compreendia quatro tipos de Latossolos, com diferentes texturas e fertilidades naturais. Foram coletadas 241 amostras de solo, na profundidade de 0,00-0,25 m. O índice de avermelhamento do solo foi calculado a partir dos valores de matiz, valor e croma das amostras, obtidos com espectroscopia de reflectância difusa. Foram ajustados modelos de regressão entre o fósforo adsorvido e a suscetibilidade magnética ou o índice de avermelhamento dos solos. A dependência espacial dos dados foi avaliada por meio de geoestatística. A suscetibilidade magnética correlaciona-se significativamente ao fósforo adsorvido, o que possibilita seu uso como componente de funções de pedotransferência para quantificação indireta do fósforo adsorvido ao solo. O índice de avermelhamento e a suscetibilidade magnética apresentam dependência espacial com o fósforo adsorvido. A suscetibilidade magnética e o índice de avermelhamento dos solos, avaliado pela espectroscopia de reflectância difusa, podem auxiliar no mapeamento e na identificação de áreas com diferentes potenciais de adsorção de fósforo.

  6. Historical contingency in fluviokarst landscape evolution

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    Phillips, Jonathan D.

    2018-02-01

    Lateral and vertical erosion at meander bends in the Kentucky River gorge area has created a series of strath terraces on the interior of incised meander bends. These represent a chronosequence of fluviokarst landscape evolution from the youngest valley side transition zone near the valley bottom to the oldest upland surface. This five-part chronosequence (not including the active river channel and floodplain) was analyzed in terms of the landforms that occur at each stage or surface. These include dolines, uvalas, karst valleys, pocket valleys, unincised channels, incised channels, and cliffs (smaller features such as swallets and shafts also occur). Landform coincidence analysis shows higher coincidence indices (CI) than would be expected based on an idealized chronosequence. CI values indicate genetic relationships (common causality) among some landforms and unexpected persistence of some features on older surfaces. The idealized and two observed chronosequences were also represented as graphs and analyzed using algebraic graph theory. The two field sites yielded graphs more complex and with less historical contingency than the idealized sequence. Indeed, some of the spectral graph measures for the field sites more closely approximate a purely hypothetical no-historical-contingency benchmark graph. The deviations of observations from the idealized expectations, and the high levels of graph complexity both point to potential transitions among landform types as being the dominant phenomenon, rather than canalization along a particular evolutionary pathway. As the base level of both the fluvial and karst landforms is lowered as the meanders expand, both fluvial and karst denudation are rejuvenated, and landform transitions remain active.

  7. Contingency for Cost Control in Project Management: A Case Study

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    Gary Jackson

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides a case study of the application of cost management techniques for project management of capital works within a major Australian electricity corporation. Historical data was collected from the corporation's archived files to establish the performance status of completed capital works projects. A survey of the corporation's project staff was also conducted to determine the current usage of cost management techniques and further explore the findings of the historical data search.The research indicates a reluctance to utilise formal cost management procedures on minor projects, estimated to cost less than $1 million. The time constraints allocated to project management planning and the perceived cost to implement procedures were identified as contributing to the limited use of formal cost management on minor projects.The paper concludes that increased risk of poor budget performance is inevitable if formal cost control is not applied to capital works projects, and recommends informal risk assessment and cost contingency measures to address this issue.

  8. Comparison of accuracy in predicting emotional instability from MMPI data: fisherian versus contingent probability statistics

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    Berghausen, P.E. Jr.; Mathews, T.W.

    1987-01-01

    The security plans of nuclear power plants generally require that all personnel who are to have access to protected areas or vital islands be screened for emotional stability. In virtually all instances, the screening involves the administration of one or more psychological tests, usually including the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). At some plants, all employees receive a structured clinical interview after they have taken the MMPI and results have been obtained. At other plants, only those employees with dirty MMPI are interviewed. This latter protocol is referred to as interviews by exception. Behaviordyne Psychological Corp. has succeeded in removing some of the uncertainty associated with interview-by-exception protocols by developing an empirically based, predictive equation. This equation permits utility companies to make informed choices regarding the risks they are assuming. A conceptual problem exists with the predictive equation, however. Like most predictive equations currently in use, it is based on Fisherian statistics, involving least-squares analyses. Consequently, Behaviordyne Psychological Corp., in conjunction with T.W. Mathews and Associates, has just developed a second predictive equation, one based on contingent probability statistics. The particular technique used in the multi-contingent analysis of probability systems (MAPS) approach. The present paper presents a comparison of predictive accuracy of the two equations: the one derived using Fisherian techniques versus the one thing contingent probability techniques.

  9. 11. Strategic planning.

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    2014-05-01

    There are several types of planning processes and plans, including strategic, operational, tactical, and contingency. For this document, operational planning includes tactical planning. This chapter examines the strategic planning process and includes an introduction into disaster response plans. "A strategic plan is an outline of steps designed with the goals of the entire organisation as a whole in mind, rather than with the goals of specific divisions or departments". Strategic planning includes all measures taken to provide a broad picture of what must be achieved and in which order, including how to organise a system capable of achieving the overall goals. Strategic planning often is done pre-event, based on previous experience and expertise. The strategic planning for disasters converts needs into a strategic plan of action. Strategic plans detail the goals that must be achieved. The process of converting needs into plans has been deconstructed into its components and includes consideration of: (1) disaster response plans; (2) interventions underway or planned; (3) available resources; (4) current status vs. pre-event status; (5) history and experience of the planners; and (6) access to the affected population. These factors are tempered by the local: (a) geography; (b) climate; (c) culture; (d) safety; and (e) practicality. The planning process consumes resources (costs). All plans must be adapted to the actual conditions--things never happen exactly as planned.

  10. Profissionais da informação e o mapeamento do conhecimento nas organizações: o caso da kpmg Brasil

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    Waldomiro Vergueiro

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available Análise e descrição da gestão da Informação nos processos de Gestão do Conhecimento da empresa KPMG Brasil, com ênfase no mapeamento do conhecimento tácito e explícito, buscando disponibilizar/compartilhar as informações mapeadas, por meio da Intranet, ferramenta facilitadora para o compartilhamento e divulgação da informação. Conclui que os Profissionais da Informação têm potencial para liderar e administrar processos de mapeamento do conhecimento nas organizações, principalmente porque possuem especializações inerentes à sua formação, no que concerne a localização, organização, estruturação e disponibilização de dados e informações que, posteriormente, serão transformados em conhecimento. Outra conclusão positiva refere-se ao uso da Tecnologia da Informação, neste caso específico, a Intranet, como aliada no trabalho do bibliotecário.

  11. Application of the IPEBS method to dynamic contingency analysis

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    Martins, A.C.B. [FURNAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Pedroso, A.S. [Centro de Pesquisas de Energia Eletrica (CEPEL), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    1994-12-31

    Dynamic contingency analysis is certainly a demanding task in the context of dynamic performance evaluation. This paper presents the results of a test for checking the contingency screening capability of the IPEBS method. A brazilian 1100-bus, 112-gen system was used in the test; the ranking of the contingencies based on critical clearing times obtained with IPEBS, was compared with the ranking derived from detailed time-domain simulation. The results of this comparison encourages us to recommended the use of the method in industry applications, in a complementary basis to the current method of time domain simulation. (author) 5 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

  12. 40 CFR 300.205 - Planning and coordination structure.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 27 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Planning and coordination structure. 300.205 Section 300.205 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED... POLLUTION CONTINGENCY PLAN Planning and Preparedness § 300.205 Planning and coordination structure. (a...

  13. Skype me! Socially contingent interactions help toddlers learn language.

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    Roseberry, Sarah; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy; Golinkoff, Roberta M

    2014-01-01

    Language learning takes place in the context of social interactions, yet the mechanisms that render social interactions useful for learning language remain unclear. This study focuses on whether social contingency might support word learning. Toddlers aged 24-30 months (N = 36) were exposed to novel verbs in one of three conditions: live interaction training, socially contingent video training over video chat, and noncontingent video training (yoked video). Results suggest that children only learned novel verbs in socially contingent interactions (live interactions and video chat). This study highlights the importance of social contingency in interactions for language learning and informs the literature on learning through screen media as the first study to examine word learning through video chat technology. © 2013 The Authors. Child Development © 2013 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.

  14. Self-Aware Aerospace Vehicle Contingency Management Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Aurora Flight Sciences, with Agent Oriented Software, proposes to develop a contingency management system that dynamically performs decision-making based on both...

  15. Order effects in contingency learning: the role of task complexity.

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    Marsh, Jessecae K; Ahn, Woo-Kyoung

    2006-04-01

    Dennis and Ahn (2001) found that during contingency learning, initial evidence influences causal judgments more than does later evidence (a primacy effect), whereas López, Shanks, Almaraz, and Fernández (1998) found the opposite (a recency effect). We propose that in contingency learning, people use initial evidence to develop an anchoring hypothesis that tends to be underadjusted by later evidence, resulting in a primacy effect. Thus, factors interfering with initial hypothesis development, such as simultaneously learning too many contingencies, as in López et al., would reduce the primacy effect. Experiment 1 showed a primacy effect with learning contingencies involving only one outcome but no primacy effect with two outcomes. Experiment 2 demonstrated that the magnitude of the primacy effect correlated with participants' verbal working memory capacity. It is concluded that a critical moderator for exhibition of the primacy effect is task complexity, presumably because it interferes with initial hypothesis development.

  16. Contingency Management and deliberative decision-making processes

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    Paul S. Regier

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Contingency Management is an effective treatment for drug addiction. The current explanation for its success is rooted in alternative reinforcement theory. We suggest that alternative reinforcement theory is inadequate to explain the success of Contingency Management and produce a model based on demand curves that show how little the monetary rewards offered in this treatment would affect drug use. Instead, we offer an explanation of its success based on the concept that it accesses deliberative decision-making processes. We suggest that Contingency Management is effective because it offers a concrete and immediate alternative to using drugs, which engages deliberative processes, improves the ability of those deliberative processes to attend to non-drug options, and offsets more automatic action-selection systems. This theory makes explicit predictions that can be tested, suggests which users will be most helped by Contingency Management, and suggests improvements in its implementation.

  17. Automated Contingency Management for Advanced Propulsion Systems Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Automated Contingency Management (ACM), or the ability to confidently and autonomously adapt to fault conditions with the goal of still achieving mission objectives,...

  18. Increased anticipatory contingent negative variation in posttraumatic stress disorder

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    Duan, H.; Wang, L.; Fernandez, G.S.E.; Zhang, K.; Wu, J.

    2016-01-01

    Altered anticipation processes are implicated across various clinical samples, but few studies focused on the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We measured contingent negative variation (CNV) in a choice reaction paradigm among 58 survivors of the Wenchuan earthquake, including 28 individuals

  19. Contingency inferences driven by base rates: Valid by sampling

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    Florian Kutzner

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Fiedler et al. (2009, reviewed evidence for the utilization of a contingency inference strategy termed pseudocontingencies (PCs. In PCs, the more frequent levels (and, by implication, the less frequent levels are assumed to be associated. PCs have been obtained using a wide range of task settings and dependent measures. Yet, the readiness with which decision makers rely on PCs is poorly understood. A computer simulation explored two potential sources of subjective validity of PCs. First, PCs are shown to perform above chance level when the task is to infer the sign of moderate to strong population contingencies from a sample of observations. Second, contingency inferences based on PCs and inferences based on cell frequencies are shown to partially agree across samples. Intriguingly, this criterion and convergent validity are by-products of random sampling error, highlighting the inductive nature of contingency inferences.

  20. Anarchy in the Streets: Restoring Public Security in Complex Contingencies

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    Castle, James

    1998-01-01

    When US military forces are performing public security functions during complex contingency operations, what conditions must they establish in order to transfer those functions successfully back to the host nation...

  1. A dynamical systems account of sensorimotor contingencies.

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    Buhrmann, Thomas; Di Paolo, Ezequiel Alejandro; Barandiaran, Xabier

    2013-01-01

    According to the sensorimotor approach, perception is a form of embodied know-how, constituted by lawful regularities in the sensorimotor flow or in sensorimotor contingencies (SMCs) in an active and situated agent. Despite the attention that this approach has attracted, there have been few attempts to define its core concepts formally. In this paper, we examine the idea of SMCs and argue that its use involves notions that need to be distinguished. We introduce four distinct kinds of SMCs, which we define operationally. These are the notions of sensorimotor environment (open-loop motor-induced sensory variations), sensorimotor habitat (closed-loop sensorimotor trajectories), sensorimotor coordination (reliable sensorimotor patterns playing a functional role), and sensorimotor strategy (normative organization of sensorimotor coordinations). We make use of a minimal dynamical model of visually guided categorization to test the explanatory value of the different kinds of SMCs. Finally, we discuss the impact of our definitions on the conceptual development and empirical as well as model-based testing of the claims of the sensorimotor approach.

  2. Contingency Analysis of Cascading Line Outage Events

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    Thomas L Baldwin; Magdy S Tawfik; Miles McQueen

    2011-03-01

    As the US power systems continue to increase in size and complexity, including the growth of smart grids, larger blackouts due to cascading outages become more likely. Grid congestion is often associated with a cascading collapse leading to a major blackout. Such a collapse is characterized by a self-sustaining sequence of line outages followed by a topology breakup of the network. This paper addresses the implementation and testing of a process for N-k contingency analysis and sequential cascading outage simulation in order to identify potential cascading modes. A modeling approach described in this paper offers a unique capability to identify initiating events that may lead to cascading outages. It predicts the development of cascading events by identifying and visualizing potential cascading tiers. The proposed approach was implemented using a 328-bus simplified SERC power system network. The results of the study indicate that initiating events and possible cascading chains may be identified, ranked and visualized. This approach may be used to improve the reliability of a transmission grid and reduce its vulnerability to cascading outages.

  3. Contingency and construction: from mimesis to postmodernism

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    P. V. Zima

    1997-05-01

    Full Text Available In this article the transition from literary realism (Balzac, George Eliot, Verga is described as a shift from mimesis to constructivism. It is indicated how the realist confidence in the ability of the writer to represent reality as such yields to a modernist skepticism which recognises the contingent character of all fictional constructs. In spite of this discovery, modernists such as Kafka, Proust and Sartre still believe in a meaningful search for reality, authenticity and truth. This belief seems to disappear in the works of postmodernist authors such as Robbe-Grillet, Eco or Fowles who tend to dissociate fiction from any kind of meaningful search, transforming it into a game: a gadget for the reader. The author, who adopts the perspective of Critical Theory, argues towards the end of the article that the latter is modernist insofar as it refuses to follow the postmodernists in their playful abandoning of key realist and modernist concepts such as truth, authenticity and critique.

  4. Distributed Contingency Analysis over Wide Area Network among Dispatch Centers

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    Ren, Zhengwei; CHEN, YING; Huang, Shaowei; Sheng, Shuang; Zheng, Huiping; Liu, Xinyuan

    2017-01-01

    Traditionally, a regional dispatch center uses the equivalent method to deal with external grids, which fails to reflect the interactions among regions. This paper proposes a distributed N-1 contingency analysis (DCA) solution, where dispatch centers join a coordinated computation using their private data and computing resources. A distributed screening method is presented to determine the Critical Contingency Set (DCCS) in DCA. Then, the distributed power flow is formulated as a set of bound...

  5. Mini-Membrane Evaporator for Contingency Spacesuit Cooling

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    Makinen, Janice V.; Bue, Grant C.; Campbell, Colin; Petty, Brian; Craft, Jesse; Lynch, William; Wilkes, Robert; Vogel, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    The next-generation Advanced Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AEMU) Portable Life Support System (PLSS) is integrating a number of new technologies to improve reliability and functionality. One of these improvements is the development of the Auxiliary Cooling Loop (ACL) for contingency crewmember cooling. The ACL is a completely redundant, independent cooling system that consists of a small evaporative cooler--the Mini Membrane Evaporator (Mini-ME), independent pump, independent feedwater assembly and independent Liquid Cooling Garment (LCG). The Mini-ME utilizes the same hollow fiber technology featured in the full-sized AEMU PLSS cooling device, the Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator (SWME), but Mini-ME occupies only approximately 25% of the volume of SWME, thereby providing only the necessary crewmember cooling in a contingency situation. The ACL provides a number of benefits when compared with the current EMU PLSS contingency cooling technology, which relies upon a Secondary Oxygen Vessel; contingency crewmember cooling can be provided for a longer period of time, more contingency situations can be accounted for, no reliance on a Secondary Oxygen Vessel (SOV) for contingency cooling--thereby allowing a reduction in SOV size and pressure, and the ACL can be recharged-allowing the AEMU PLSS to be reused, even after a contingency event. The first iteration of Mini-ME was developed and tested in-house. Mini-ME is currently packaged in AEMU PLSS 2.0, where it is being tested in environments and situations that are representative of potential future Extravehicular Activities (EVA's). The second iteration of Mini-ME, known as Mini-ME2, is currently being developed to offer more heat rejection capability. The development of this contingency evaporative cooling system will contribute to a more robust and comprehensive AEMU PLSS.

  6. Order effects in contingency learning: The role of task complexity

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    Marsh, Jessecae K.; Ahn, Woo-kyoung

    2006-01-01

    Dennis and Ahn (2001) found that during contingency learning, initial evidence influences causal judgments more than does later evidence (a primacy effect), whereas López, Shanks, Almaraz, and Fernández (1998) found the opposite (a recency effect). We propose that in contingency learning, people use initial evidence to develop an anchoring hypothesis that tends to be underadjusted by later evidence, resulting in a primacy effect. Thus, factors interfering with initial hypothesis development, ...

  7. The Indifference Curve, Motivation, and Morality in Contingent Valuation

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    Rob Hart; Uwe Latacz-Lohmann

    2001-01-01

    Contingent valuation surveys have tended to yield results that seem to go contrary to what is standardly seen as 'rational choice'. We argue that some of the inconsistencies arise because bids for public environmental goods in contingent valuation surveys are often (at least partly) motivated by moral considerations and ethical beliefs. We analyse the expected results of CV surveys given the existence of such ethical motivations, including the valuation of actions as well as states. It is fou...

  8. Regeneração in vitro de anteras de arroz irrigado (Oryza sativa L. e mapeamento de QTL associado

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    Lannes Sérgio Dias

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A baixa taxa de regeneração in vitro de alguns cultivares de arroz da subespécie indica limita a utilização de técnicas de cultura de anteras como ferramenta para o desenvolvimento de novos cultivares. A identificação de regiões genômicas associadas à formação de calos e regeneração de plantas, a partir do cultivo de anteras, poderá permitir a transferência do caráter por seleção assistida. Duas populações de retrocruzamento foram utilizadas para o mapeamento genético e estudo destes caracteres, sendo Taipei 309// BRS 7 "Taim"/Taipei 309 (53 genótipos e BRS 7 "Taim"// BRS 7 "Taim"/Taipei 309 (74 genótipos. Duzentas anteras imaturas de cada genótipo utilizado no estudo foram inoculadas em meio NL líquido e, após 40 dias, os calos formados foram transferidos para o meio MS sólido para regeneração de plantas. Todas as plantas doadoras de anteras foram usadas na extração de DNA genômico e sete primers RAPD foram utilizados na geração de marcadores para a construção dos mapas de ligação dos retrocruzamentos estudados. A taxa de formação de calos variou de 2,27 a 3,36% e a taxa de regeneração de plantas 1,38 a 1,82%, não se diferenciando significativamente. Seis grupos de ligação foram obtidos, três em cada população. Um QTL com LOD 3,10 foi detectado para o caráter formação de calos na população Taipei 309 // BRS 7 "Taim" / Taipei 309. Nenhum QTL foi detectado para a característica regeneração de plantas.

  9. Contingency interim measure for the public water supply at Barnes, Kansas.

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    LaFreniere, L. M.; Environmental Science Division

    2009-07-09

    This document presents a conceptual design for a contingency interim measure (IM) for treatment of the public water supply system at Barnes, Kansas, should this become necessary. The aquifer that serves the public water supply system at Barnes has been affected by trace to low concentrations of carbon tetrachloride and its degradation product, chloroform. Investigations conducted on behalf of the CCC/USDA by Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne 2008a) have demonstrated that groundwater at the Barnes site is contaminated with carbon tetrachloride at concentrations exceeding the Kansas Tier 2 risk-based screening level (RBSL) and the EPA maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 5.0 {micro}g/L for this compound. The Commodity Credit Corporation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (CCC/USDA) formerly operated a grain storage facility in Barnes, approximately 800 ft east-southeast of the public water supply wells. Carbon tetrachloride was used in the treatment of grain. Another potential source identified in an investigation conducted for the KDHE (PRC 1996) is the site of a former agriculture building owned by the local school district (USD 223). This building is located immediately east of well PWS3. The potential contingency IM options evaluated in this report include the treatment of groundwater at the public water supply wellheads and the provision of an alternate water supply via Washington County Rural Water District No.2 (RWD 2). This document was developed in accordance with KDHE Bureau of Environmental Remediation (BER) Policy No.BER-RS-029 (Revised) (KDHE 2006a), supplemented by guidance from the KDHE project manager. Upon the approval of this contingency IM conceptual design by the KDHE, the CCC/USDA will prepare a treatment system design document that will contain the following elements: (1) Description of the approved contingency IM treatment method; (2) Drawings and/or schematics provided by the contractor and/or manufacturer of the approved technology; (3) A

  10. Componentes principais como preditores no mapeamento digital de classes de solos Principal components as predictor variables in digital mapping of soil classes

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    Alexandre ten Caten

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Tecnologias disponíveis para a observação da Terra oferecem uma grande gama de informações sobre componentes ambientais que, por estarem relacionadas com a formação dos solos, podem ser usadas como variáveis preditoras no Mapeamento Digital de Solos (MDS. No entanto, modelos com um grande número de preditores, bem como a existência de multicolinearidade entre os dados, podem ser ineficazes no mapeamento de classes e propriedades do solo. O objetivo deste estudo foi empregar a Análise de Componentes Principais (ACP visando a selecionar e diminuir o número de preditores na regressão logística múltipla multinomial (RLMM utilizada no mapeamento de classes de solos. Nove covariáveis ambientais, ligadas ao fator de formação relevo, foram derivadas de um Modelo Digital de Elevação e denominadas variáveis originais, estas foram submetidas à ACP e transformadas em Componentes Principais (CP. As RLMM foram desenvolvidas utilizando-se atributos de terreno e as CP como variáveis explicativas. O mapa de solos gerado a partir de três CP (65,6% da variância original obteve um índice kappa de 37,3%, inferior aos 48,5% alcançado pelo mapa de solos gerado a partir de todas as nove variáveis originais.Available technologies for Earth observation offer a wide range of predictors relevant to Digital Soil Mapping (DSM. However, models with a large number of predictors, as well as, the existence of multicollinearity among the data, may be ineffective in the mapping of classes and soil properties. The aim of this study was to use the Principal Component Analysis (PCA to reduce the number of predictors in the multinomial logistic regression (MLR used in soil mapping. Nine environmental covariates, related to the relief factor of soil formation, were derived from a digital elevation model and named the original variables, which were submitted to PCA and transformed into principal components (PC. The MLR were developed using the terrain

  11. Speech Timing Deficit of Stuttering: Evidence from Contingent Negative Variations.

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    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to investigate the speech preparation processes of adults who stutter (AWS. Fifteen AWS and fifteen adults with fluent speech (AFS participated in the experiment. The event-related potentials (ERPs were recorded in a foreperiod paradigm. The warning signal (S1 was a color square, and the following imperative stimulus (S2 was either a white square (the Go signal that required participants to name the color of S1 or a white dot (the NoGo signal that prevents participants from speaking. Three differences were found between AWS and AFS. First, the mean amplitude of the ERP component parietal positivity elicited by S1 (S1-P3 was smaller in AWS than in AFS, which implies that AWS may have deficits in investing working memory on phonological programming. Second, the topographic shift from the early phase to the late phase of contingent negative variation occurred earlier for AWS than for AFS, thus suggesting that the motor preparation process is promoted in AWS. Third, the NoGo effect in the ERP component parietal positivity elicited by S2 (S2-P3 was larger for AFS than for AWS, indicating that AWS have difficulties in inhibiting a planned speech response. These results provide a full picture of the speech preparation and response inhibition processes of AWS. The relationship among these three findings is discussed. However, as stuttering was not manipulated in this study, it is still unclear whether the effects are the causes or the results of stuttering. Further studies are suggested to explore the relationship between stuttering and the effects found in the present study.

  12. Handling Protest Responses in Contingent Valuation Surveys.

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    Pennington, Mark; Gomes, Manuel; Donaldson, Cam

    2017-08-01

    Protest responses, whereby respondents refuse to state the value they place on the health gain, are commonly encountered in contingent valuation (CV) studies, and they tend to be excluded from analyses. Such an approach will be biased if protesters differ from non-protesters on characteristics that predict their responses. The Heckman selection model has been commonly used to adjust for protesters, but its underlying assumptions may be implausible in this context. We present a multiple imputation (MI) approach to appropriately address protest responses in CV studies, and compare it with the Heckman selection model. This study exploits data from the multinational EuroVaQ study, which surveyed respondents' willingness-to-pay (WTP) for a Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY). Here, our simulation study assesses the relative performance of MI and Heckman selection models across different realistic settings grounded in the EuroVaQ study, including scenarios with different proportions of missing data and non-response mechanisms. We then illustrate the methods in the EuroVaQ study for estimating mean WTP for a QALY gain. We find that MI provides lower bias and mean squared error compared with the Heckman approach across all considered scenarios. The simulations suggest that the Heckman approach can lead to considerable underestimation or overestimation of mean WTP due to violations in the normality assumption, even after log-transforming the WTP responses. The case study illustrates that protesters are associated with a lower mean WTP for a QALY gain compared with non-protesters, but that the results differ according to method for handling protesters. MI is an appropriate method for addressing protest responses in CV studies.

  13. Mapeamento digital de classes de solos: características da abordagem brasileira Digital soil mapping: characteristics of the brazilian approach

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    Alexandre ten Caten

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O solo é cada vez mais reconhecido como tendo um importante papel nos ecossistemas, assim como para a produção de alimentos e regulação do clima global. Por esse motivo, a demanda por informações relevantes e atualizadas em solos é crescente. Pesquisadores em ciência do solo estão sendo demandados a gerar informações em diferentes resoluções espaciais e com qualidade associada dentro do que está sendo chamado de Mapeamento Digital de Solos (MDS. Devido ao crescente número de trabalhos relacionados ao MDS, faz-se necessário reunir e discutir as principais características dos estudos relacionados ao mapeamento digital de classes de solos no Brasil, o que irá possibilitar uma perspectiva mais ampla dos caminhos, além de nortear trabalhos e demandas futuras. O mapeamento de classes de solos empregando técnicas de MDS é recente no país, com a primeira publicação em 2006. Entre as funções preditivas utilizadas, predomina o emprego da técnica de regressões logísticas. O fator de formação relevo foi empregado na totalidade dos estudos revisados. Quanto à avaliação da qualidade dos modelos preditivos, o emprego da matriz de erros e do índice kappa têm sido os procedimentos mais usuais. A consolidação dessa abordagem automatizada como ferramenta auxiliar ao mapeamento convencional passa pelo treinamento dos jovens pedólogos para a utilização de tecnologias da geoinformação e de ferramentas quantitativas dos aspectos de variabilidade do solo.Soil is increasingly being recognized as having an important role in ecosystems, as well as for food production and global climate regulation. For this reason, the demand for relevant and updated soil information is increasing. Soil science researchers are being demanded to produce information in different spatial resolutions with associated quality in what is being called Digital Soil Mapping (DSM. Due to an increasing number of papers related to the DSM in Brazil, it is

  14. O campo do conhecimento em políticas públicas no Brasil: um mapeamento do ensino e da pesquisa

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    João Pedro Tavares Damasceno

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é mapear o que tem sido realizado em termos de pesquisa e ensino em Políticas Públicas no Brasil. A partir deste mapeamento é possível identificar os potenciais e os desafios da pesquisa científica nesta área do conhecimento. Para tanto, realizou-se uma análise qualitativa dos dados obtidos a partir do Diretório de Grupos de Pesquisa do CNPq, da Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES e do Ministério da Educação (MEC, além de uma revisão da literatura sobre ensino e pesquisa em Políticas Públicas.

  15. 78 FR 71550 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado Second Ten-Year...

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    ... to approve the revised maintenance plan's 2021 transportation conformity motor vehicle emissions..., Monitoring Network/Verification of Continued Attainment, Contingency Plan, and Transportation Conformity..., PM 10 emission reduction potential, economic and social considerations, or other factors. We find...

  16. The acquisition of simple associations as observed in color-word contingency learning.

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    Lin, Olivia Y-H; MacLeod, Colin M

    2018-01-01

    Three experiments investigated the learning of simple associations in a color-word contingency task. Participants responded manually to the print colors of 3 words, with each word associated strongly to 1 of the 3 colors and weakly to the other 2 colors. Despite the words being irrelevant, response times to high-contingency stimuli and to low-contingency stimuli quickly diverged. This high-low difference remained quite constant over successive blocks of trials, evidence of stable contingency learning. Inclusion of a baseline condition-an item having no color-word contingency-permitted separation of the contingency learning effect into 2 components: a cost due to low contingency and a benefit due to high contingency. Both cost and benefit were quick to acquire, quick to extinguish, and quick to reacquire. The color-word contingency task provides a simple way to directly study the learning of associations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved).

  17. Explaining the discrepancy between intentions and actions: the case of hypothetical bias in contingent valuation.

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    Ajzen, Icek; Brown, Thomas C; Carvajal, Franklin

    2004-09-01

    An experiment was designed to account for intention-behavior discrepancies by applying the theory of planned behavior to contingent valuation. College students (N = 160) voted in hypothetical and real payment referenda to contribute $8 to a scholarship fund. Overestimates of willingness to pay in the hypothetical referendum could not be attributed to moderately favorable latent dispositions. Instead, this hypothetical bias was explained by activation of more favorable beliefs and attitudes in the context of a hypothetical rather than a real referendum. A corrective entreaty was found to eliminate this bias by bringing beliefs, attitudes, and intentions in line with those in the real payment situation. As a result, the theory of planned behavior produced more accurate prediction of real payment when participants were exposed to the corrective entreaty.

  18. The Effectiveness of Gaze-Contingent Control in Computer Games.

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    Orlov, Paul A; Apraksin, Nikolay

    2015-01-01

    Eye-tracking technology and gaze-contingent control in human-computer interaction have become an objective reality. This article reports on a series of eye-tracking experiments, in which we concentrated on one aspect of gaze-contingent interaction: Its effectiveness compared with mouse-based control in a computer strategy game. We propose a measure for evaluating the effectiveness of interaction based on "the time of recognition" the game unit. In this article, we use this measure to compare gaze- and mouse-contingent systems, and we present the analysis of the differences as a function of the number of game units. Our results indicate that performance of gaze-contingent interaction is typically higher than mouse manipulation in a visual searching task. When tested on 60 subjects, the results showed that the effectiveness of gaze-contingent systems over 1.5 times higher. In addition, we obtained that eye behavior stays quite stabile with or without mouse interaction. © The Author(s) 2015.

  19. Mapeamento de chuvas intensas no estado de Minas Gerais Mapping of heavy rainfalls in the state of Minas Gerais

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    Carlos Rogério de Mello

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Estudos associados a chuvas extremas são constituídos de eventos de interesse prático para a gestão dos recursos naturais, como manejo de bacias hidrográficas e conservação dos solos e da água. A distribuição espacial desses eventos possibilita inferir sobre áreas onde sua ocorrência é acentuada e desprovida de informações técnicas. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram promover, a partir de dados pontuais de 177 estações meteorológicas e com a utilização de técnicas geoestatísticas, o mapeamento de chuvas intensas para o Estado de Minas Gerais e identificar as áreas mais vulneráveis no tocante à ocorrência dessas chuvas nesse Estado. Foi constatado que as maiores intensidades ocorrem nas regiões leste e noroeste de Minas Gerais, o que pode ser explicado pela maior influência da Zona de Convergência do Atlântico Sul, além de ocorrência de chuvas convectivas. Foi possível, também, constatar e mapear intensidades intermediárias nas regiões sul e central e os menores valores para as regiões norte e nordeste de Minas Gerais. Para maiores durações, verificou-se, para a região sul, ocorrência de altas intensidades, o que está associado à entrada com maior frequência de frentes frias, produzindo chuvas de longa duração.Studies of heavy rainfall are of practical interest for the conservation management of natural resources such as watersheds and soil and water. The spatial distribution of these natural rainfall events allows conclusions about regions where the occurrence of heavy rain is more frequent and to estimate their magnitude for locations without rainfall data sets. Thus, the purpose of this study was to map heavy rainfall data from 177 meteorological stations, using a geostatistical approach, for Minas Gerais, identifying the most vulnerable regions in terms of the occurrence of heavy rain. The highest values were estimated for the East and Northwest regions of the state, which can be explained by the

  20. Mapeamento do fluxo de valor do projeto executivo de arquitetura em um órgão público

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    Mariana Monteiro Xavier de Lima

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho propõe empregar a ferramenta Lean de Mapeamento do Fluxo de Valor (MFV para analisar um processo administrativo de um órgão público responsável pela elaboração de projetos voltados à habitação de interesse social. Parte-se da hipótese de que o extenso lead time do processo de elaboração de projetos é conseqüência dos desperdícios existentes. O MFV representa o fluxo de informações ao longo do tempo, o que possibilita o levantamento do tempo e dos demais recursos despendidos para a realização das atividades e a proposição de melhorias, a fim de racionalizar o processo. Este artigo foi desenvolvido a partir de um estudo exploratório, que consistiu na aplicação do MFV ao processo de elaboração do projeto executivo de arquitetura na Fundação de Desenvolvimento Habitacional da Prefeitura Municipal de Fortaleza – Habitafor. A metodologia para aplicação desta ferramenta baseou-se em propostas encontradas na literatura sobre o tema para o emprego do MFV em ambientes administrativos. Apresenta-se como resultados os mapas atual e futuro com possíveis sugestões de melhoria para o processo analisado. As alterações no processo analisado, para reduzir o lead time e garantir a estabilidade do fluxo, foram: disponibilidade online das informações relativas aos terrenos da prefeitura, inclusão no quadro de funcionários de um auxiliar administrativo e um gestor do fluxo de valor e das melhorias, emprego do safety resources, agrupamento de equipes de trabalho e padronização de procedimentos entre órgãos envolvidos no processo. Com a implantação das alterações propostas ao fluxo, estima-se uma redução de 34,2% do lead time do processo através da redução dos retrabalhos e o tempo de profissionais gastos com atividades que não agregam valor. Para que o resultado seja comprovado é necessário, em trabalhos futuros, a implementação das melhorias propostas. O estudo contribui para a

  1. Developing a General Contingency Planner, Phase 2

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    player boardgame of Othello) to an Army maneuver planning doin. 20. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY OF ABSTRACT 21. ABSTRACT SECURITY CLASSIFICATION 0...already teen supported this is a bad cluqe to be reosired later ; newturr, sets this variable to nil (elefvar unit actions nil) a variable used

  2. Contingency arrangements do not necessarily equal fraud and abuse.

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    Mohler, J W; Wolf, J D

    1998-07-01

    Many healthcare organizations avoid entering contingency-based arrangements with consulting firms that specialize in Medicare revenue optimization because they fear Federal investigation of such an arrangement might lead to a finding of fraud and abuse. A Medicare fraud alert issued by the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) appears to justify that fear, suggesting that contingency arrangements are inherently unethical. Nonetheless, current Federal regulations clearly allow healthcare organizations to enter into contingency-based relationships with consulting firms to seek legitimate optimal payment. Healthcare organizations may do so without fear of Federal legal action if they ensure that the consultant is ethical and competent and that the DRG review process used is both legitimate and retrospective, subjecting all recommended changes to approval by both the healthcare organization and appropriate peer review organization.

  3. Contingency theory, climate change, and low-carbon operations management

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    Furlan Matos Alves, Marcelo Wilson; Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Ana Beatriz; Kannan, Devika

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    seven leading companies located in Brazil. Findings: The authors present four primary results: a proposal of an original framework to understand the relationship between contingency theory, changes in organisational structure to embrace low-carbon management, adoption of low-carbon operations practices......Purpose: Drawing on the theory of contingency, the aim of this work is to understand how supply chain-related contingencies, arising from climate change, are related to changes in the organisational structure of firms. Further, the authors explore how this relationship influences the perception...... of sustainability managers on the adoption of low-carbon operations management practices and their related benefits. Design/methodology/approach: To achieve this goal, this research uses NVivo software to gather evidence from interviews conducted with ten high-level managers in sustainability and related areas from...

  4. Robustness and Contingent History: From Prisoner's Dilemma to Gaia Theory.

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    Harvey, Inman

    2018-01-01

    In both social systems and ecosystems there is a need to resolve potential conflicts between the interests of individuals and the collective interest of the community. The collective interests need to survive the turbulent dynamics of social and ecological interactions. To see how different systems with different sets of interactions have different degrees of robustness, we need to look at their different contingent histories. We analyze abstract artificial life models of such systems, and note that some prominent examples rely on explicitly ahistorical frameworks; we point out where analyses that ignore a contingent historical context can be fatally flawed. The mathematical foundations of Gaia theory are presented in a form whose very basic and general assumptions point to wide applicability across complex dynamical systems. This highlights surprising connections between robustness and accumulated contingent happenstance, regardless of whether Darwinian evolution is or is not implicated. Real-life studies highlight the role of history, and artificial life studies should do likewise.

  5. Wind Turbine Contingency Control Through Generator De-Rating

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    Frost, Susan; Goebel, Kai; Balas, Mark

    2013-01-01

    Maximizing turbine up-time and reducing maintenance costs are key technology drivers for wind turbine operators. Components within wind turbines are subject to considerable stresses due to unpredictable environmental conditions resulting from rapidly changing local dynamics. In that context, systems health management has the aim to assess the state-of-health of components within a wind turbine, to estimate remaining life, and to aid in autonomous decision-making to minimize damage to the turbine. Advanced contingency control is one way to enable autonomous decision-making by providing the mechanism to enable safe and efficient turbine operation. The work reported herein explores the integration of condition monitoring of wind turbines with contingency control to balance the trade-offs between maintaining system health and energy capture. The contingency control involves de-rating the generator operating point to achieve reduced loads on the wind turbine. Results are demonstrated using a high fidelity simulator of a utility-scale wind turbine.

  6. Mapeamento de áreas de risco à saúde pública por meio de métodos geoestatísticos Public health risk maps using geostatistical methods

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    Roberto Wagner Lourenço

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo apresentar uma aplicação de métodos geoestatísticos na elaboração de mapas de risco à saúde pública, por meio da identificação de áreas com maior concentração de metais pesados. Foi escolhido o elemento chumbo (Pb, resultante do transporte aéreo ou do carregamento das partículas causado pela lixiviação do solo, em uma região com grande concentração urbana e industrial na Baixada Santista, São Paulo, Brasil. Elaboraram-se mapas das distribuições espaciais desse elemento por intermédio da krigagem ordinária; posteriormente, utilizando-se a krigagem indicativa, identificaram-se as áreas com valores de contaminação do solo superiores aos níveis máximos aceitáveis pelo órgão de controle ambiental do Estado de São Paulo, originando um mapeamento com áreas com maior probabilidade de risco à saúde pública. Os mapas resultantes mostraram-se ferramentas promissoras para auxiliar a tomada de decisão quanto a questões de políticas públicas relacionadas à saúde e ao planejamento ambiental.The purpose of this paper was to demonstrate an application of geostatistical methods to public health risk maps through the identification of areas with elevated concentrations of heavy metals. The study focused on the element lead (Pb from aerial transportation or loading of particles due to soil leaching in an area with major urban and industrial concentration in the Baixada Santista on the coastland of São Paulo State, Brazil. Maps with the spatial distribution of lead were produced using ordinary kriging; subsequently indicative kriging was performed to identify soil sites with contamination levels higher than the maximum acceptable level defined by the São Paulo State Environmental Control Agency. The resulting maps showed areas with increased probability of public health risk. The methodology proved to be a promising approach for decision-making related to health public policies and

  7. Societal Planning: Identifying a New Role for the Transport Planner-Part II: Planning Guidelines

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    Khisty, C. Jotin; Leleur, Steen

    1997-01-01

    The paper seeks to formulate planning guidelines based on Habermas's theory of communicative action. Specifically, this has led to the formulation of a set of four planning validity claims concerned to four types of planning guidelines concerning adequacy, dependency, suitability and adaptability......-a-vis the planning validity claims. Among other things the contingency of this process is outlined. It is concluded (part I & II) that transport planners can conveniently utilize the guidelines in their professional practice, tailored to their particular settings....

  8. Contingent and Continuing Employment: Comparative National and Historical Perspectives

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    Marens, Richard; Tackney, Charles T.

    This symposium focuses on the comparative impact of social institutions and labor laws on both contingent and continuing employment. Presenters will apply a wide range of analytical concepts to the history and culture of five individual nations. These concepts include a diverse set of theoretical...... wide-ranging coverage of the organizational meaning of contingent or continued employment for both formal and informal employment across a diverse group of nations, a group that includes Peru, Colombia, Japan, United Kingdom, and the United States. Following the presentations, the presenters...

  9. A descriptive notation system for contingency diagramming in behavior analysis

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    Goldwater, Bram C.; Acker, Loren E.

    1995-01-01

    We describe a notation system for diagramming behavioral contingencies. The system is descriptive. Stimulus functions are not represented with special symbols, such as SR, SD, or UCS, but are simply described in terms of the relation between behavior and stimulus change, and the resulting outcome. The system is atheoretical, self-explanatory, and easy to use. Our goal is to provide an approach to contingency diagramming for the student that represents directly the exact relations and outcomes involved in operant and respondent processes. PMID:22478210

  10. Adding motivational interviewing and thought mapping to cognitive-behavioral group therapy : results from a randomized clinical trial =Adicionando a entrevista motivacional e o mapeamento cognitivo à terapia cognitivo-comportamental em grupo

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    Meyer, Elisabeth; Shavitt, Roseli Gedanke; Leukefeld, Carl G.; Heldt, Elizeth Paz da Silva; Souza, Fernanda Pasquoto de; Knapp,Paulo; Cordioli,Aristides Volpato

    2010-01-01

    Recentes estudos utilizando análise fatorial no transtorno obsessivocompulsivo identificaram dimensões consistentes dos sintomas. Este estudo foi delineado para observar quais dimensões dos sintomas obsessivo-compulsivos podem ser modificadas adicionando duas sessões individuais de entrevista motivacional e mapeamento cognitivo à terapia cognitivo-comportamental em grupo usando um ensaio clínico randomizado. Método: Quarenta pacientes ambulatoriais com diagnóstico primário de transtorno obses...

  11. Regional transmission subsystem planning

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    Costa Bortoni, Edson da [Quadrante Softwares Especializados Ltda., Itajuba, MG (Brazil); Bajay, Sergio Valdir; Barros Correia, Paulo de [Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Mecanica; Santos, Afonso Henriques Moreira; Haddad, Jamil [Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajuba, MG (Brazil)

    1994-12-31

    This work presents an approach for the planning of transmission systems by employing mixed--integer linear programming to obtain a cost and operating characteristics optimized system. The voltage loop equations are written in a modified form, so that, at the end of the analysis, the model behaves as a DC power flow, with the help of the two Kirchhoff`s laws, exempting the need of interaction with an external power flow program for analysis of the line loading. The model considers the occurrence of contingencies, so that the final result is a network robust to the most severe contingencies. This whole technique is adapted to the regional electric power transmission subsystems. (author) 9 refs., 4 figs.

  12. Testing contingency hypotheses in budgetary research: An evaluation of the use of moderated regression analysis

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    Hartmann, Frank G.H.; Moers, Frank

    1999-01-01

    In the contingency literature on the behavioral and organizational effects of budgeting, use of the Moderated Regression Analysis (MRA) technique is prevalent. This technique is used to test contingency hypotheses that predict interaction effects between budgetary and contextual variables. This

  13. Redesigning the United States Marine Corps contingency contracting process of knowledge sharing and tool usage

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    Estrada, Amador Rey

    2001-01-01

    Marine Corps contingency contracting is a critical function of supporting deployed Marine forces. Contingency contracting provides key logistical support for deployed operational forces when normal supply channels cannot. Characterized by a small number of contingency contracting officers, enlisted personnel and high turnover rates, the contingency contracting knowledge base is not being maintained. The purpose of this study is to design a knowledge management system that captures, retains an...

  14. Complexities and contingencies conceptualized: towards a model of reproductive navigation

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    van der Sijpt, E.; Cohn, S.

    2014-01-01

    This chapter provides sociocultural evidence for a different conceptualization of reproductive health behaviour. On the basis of long-term anthropological fieldwork in the East Province of Cameroon the author analyses of the social complexities and contingencies of local fertility-related decisions

  15. APPROPRIATE ALLOCATION OF CONTINGENCY USING RISK ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY

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    Andi Andi

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Many cost overruns in the world of construction are attributable to either unforeseen events or foreseen events for which uncertainty was not appropriately accommodated. It is argued that a significant improvement to project management performance may result from greater attention to the process of analyzing project risks. The objective of this paper is to propose a risk analysis methodology for appropriate allocation of contingency in project cost estimation. In the first step, project risks will be identified. Influence diagramming technique is employed to identify and to show how the risks affect the project cost elements and also the relationships among the risks themselves. The second step is to assess the project costs with regards to the risks under consideration. Using a linguistic approach, the degree of uncertainty of identified project risks is assessed and quantified. The problem of dependency between risks is taken into consideration during this analysis. For the final step, as the main purpose of this paper, a method for allocating appropriate contingency is presented. Two types of contingencies, i.e. project contingency and management reserve are proposed to accommodate the risks. An illustrative example is presented at the end to show the application of the methodology.

  16. Astronaut Linda Godwin during contingency EVA training in WETF

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    1993-01-01

    Astronaut Linda M. Godwin, payload commander, prepares to donn her helmet before being submerged in a 25-feet deep pool at JSC's Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF). STS-59 crewmembers are using the WETF to train for contingency space walks for the shuttle Endeavour mission. Godwin is wearing the extravehicular mobility unit (EMU), communication carrier assembly (CCA) but no helmet.

  17. The Old Normal: Casualization and Contingency in Historical Perspective

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    Cain, Timothy Reese

    2015-01-01

    American higher education is in the midst of a staffing crisis. More than three quarters of faculty members work off the tenure track, often with no job security, low wages, and few prospects for advancement. While the contingent labor force is diversified--including highly qualified but part-time laborers piecing together positions at multiple…

  18. A dynamic dual model under state-contingent production uncertainty

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    Serra, T.; Stefanou, S.E.; Oude Lansink, A.G.J.M.

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we assess how production costs and capital accumulation patterns in agriculture have evolved over time, by paying special attention to the influence of risk. A dynamic state-contingent cost-minimisation approach is applied to assess production decisions in US agriculture over the last

  19. Application of the contingent valuation method to estimate a ...

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    Department of Economics, PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa. Abstract. This paper assesses .... estuary are located within the town of Port Alfred. Road access to the estuary ..... Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Panel on Contingent Valua- tion. Federal Register 58 ...

  20. School Management and Contingency Theory: An Emerging Perspective.

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    Hanson, E. Mark

    An understanding of the "situational" characteristics of the organizational forces that influence the relationships between environmental, management, and performance variables is now coming to be seen as a key to understanding the management process itself. This paper is a synthesis of the contingency theory literature drawn from the…

  1. Visual motion influences the contingent auditory motion aftereffect

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    Vroomen, J.; de Gelder, B.

    2003-01-01

    In this study, we show that the contingent auditory motion aftereffect is strongly influenced by visual motion information. During an induction phase, participants listened to rightward-moving sounds with falling pitch alternated with leftward-moving sounds with rising pitch (or vice versa).

  2. Bayesian Full Rank Marginalization for Two-Way Contingency Tables.

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    Leonard, Tom; Novick, Melvin R.

    1986-01-01

    A general approach is proposed for modeling the structure of a r x s contingency table and for drawing marginal inferences about all parameters (e.g., interaction effects) in the model. The main approach is relevant whenever rs minus r minus s plus 1 is greater than or equal to 5. Military aptitude test data is used as illustration. (Author/LMO)

  3. The Impact of Contingent Employment on Organizational Citizenship ...

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    The study examined the impact of contingent employment on organizational citizenship behaviour. Seven hundred and fifteen (715) participants, drawn from a commercial bank and an oil company in southwest, Nigeria, participated in the study. Organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) was assessed with a 21-item ...

  4. Parental Educational Involvement Conceived as the Arrangement of Contingency Operations

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    Mellon, Robert C.; Moutavelis, Adrianos G.

    2009-01-01

    This study explored the utility of a conception of parental educational involvement as the arrangement of contingency operations that normatively change: the frequency of children's school-related behaviour, the reinforcing potency of stimuli produced by studying, and children's tendencies to request parental intervention. A child-report measure…

  5. Sartre's Contingency of Being and Asouzu's Principle of Causality ...

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    He made use of his ideas such as mutual relations, ihedi nwere isi na odu and missing link to substantiate his point. This work therefore concludes that no contingent being can be in existence without a necessary being; and that this necessary being that causes the existence of other beings is God. In this way, one can say ...

  6. 41 Appraisal of the Performance of Contingency Cost Provision for ...

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    Arc. Usman A. Jalam

    ATBU Journal of Environmental Technology, 4, (1), December 2011. 41. Appraisal of the Performance of ... To achieve this aim, impact of contingency provision in some selected building projects were evaluated. Data for the study was ... nature involves certain unavoidable risks that threaten achieving set objectives. To.

  7. Successful New Product Pricing Practices: A Contingency Approach

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    Frambach, R.T.; Ingenblee, P.T.M.; Debruyne, M.; Verhallen, T.M.M.

    2003-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the success of new product pricing practices and the conditions upon which success is contingent. We distinguish three different pricing practices that refer to the use of information on customer value, competition, and costs respectively. Following Monroe's

  8. Successful New Product Pricing Practices: A Contingency Approach

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    Ingenbleek, P.T.M.; Debruyne, M.; Frambach, R.T.; Verhallen, Th.M.M.

    2003-01-01

    Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the success of new product pricing practices and the conditions upon which success is contingent. We distinguish three different pricing practices that refer to the use of information on customer value, competition, and costs respectively. Following

  9. The good, the bad and the ugly : Contingency deductions for ...

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    The good, the bad and the ugly : Contingency deductions for remarriage in the light of Ongevallekommissaris v Santam. D. Van der Nest, A.G. Nienaber. Abstract. Where a claim for loss of support is instituted against a wrongdoer as a result of the wrongful death of a spouse who had a duty to support the surviving spouse, ...

  10. Contingencies and onus in the delictual law of damages | Steynberg ...

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    law the burden of proof rests upon the plaintiff and the expected measure of proof is a preponderance of probability. It has become clear that the terms 'burden of proof' and 'measure of proof' according to their strict evidentiary meaning, do not fit naturally into the theory of proof in the case of contingencies. If the amount of ...

  11. A Randomized Trial of Contingency Management Delivered by Community Therapists

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    Petry, Nancy M.; Alessi, Sheila M.; Ledgerwood, David M.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Contingency management (CM) is an evidence-based treatment, but few clinicians deliver this intervention in community-based settings. Method: Twenty-three clinicians from 3 methadone maintenance clinics received training in CM. Following a didactics seminar and a training and supervision period in which clinicians delivered CM to pilot…

  12. Contingency-Constrained Unit Commitmentin Meshed Isolated Power Systems

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    Sokoler, Leo Emil; Vinter, Peter; Bærentsen, Runi

    2015-01-01

    is kept above a predefined limit in the event of a contingency. The minimum frequency constraints are formulated using novel sufficient conditions that take into account the system inertia and the dynamics of the power generators. The proposed sufficient conditions are attractive from both a computational...

  13. Implicit learning of spatiotemporal contingencies in spatial cueing.

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    Rieth, Cory A; Huber, David E

    2013-08-01

    We investigated the role of implicit spatiotemporal learning in the Posner spatial cueing of attention task. During initial training, the proportion of different trial types was altered to produce a complex pattern of spatiotemporal contingencies between cues and targets. For example, in the short invalid and long valid condition, targets reliably appeared either at an uncued location after a short stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA; 100 ms) or at a cued location after a long SOA (350 ms). As revealed by postexperiment questioning, most participants were unaware of these manipulations. Whereas prior studies have examined reaction times during training, the current study examined the long-term effect of training on subsequent testing that removed these contingencies. An initial experiment found training effects only for the long SOAs that typically produce inhibition of return (IOR) effects. For instance, after short invalid and long valid training, there was a benefit at long SOAs rather than an IOR effect. A 2nd experiment ruled out target-cue overlap as an explanation of the difference between learning for long versus short SOAs. Rather than a mix of perfectly predictable spatiotemporal contingencies, Experiment 3 used only short SOA trials during training with a probabilistic spatial contingency. There was a smaller but reliable training effect in subsequent testing. These results demonstrate that implicit learning for specific combinations of location and SOA can affect behavior in spatial cueing paradigms, which is a necessary result if more generally spatial cueing reflects learned spatiotemporal regularities. 2013 APA, all rights reserved

  14. Resource Management and Contingencies in Aerospace Concurrent Engineering

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    Karpati, Gabe; Hyde, Tupper; Peabody, Hume; Garrison, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    significant concern in designing complex systems implementing new technologies is that while knowledge about the system is acquired incrementally, substantial financial commitments, even make-or-break decisions, must be made upfront, essentially in the unknown. One practice that helps in dealing with this dichotomy is the smart embedding of contingencies and margins in the design to serve as buffers against surprises. This issue presents itself in full force in the aerospace industry, where unprecedented systems are formulated and committed to as a matter of routine. As more and more aerospace mission concepts are generated by concurrent design laboratories, it is imperative that such laboratories apply well thought-out contingency and margin structures to their designs. The first part of this publication provides an overview of resource management techniques and standards used in the aerospace industry. That is followed by a thought provoking treatise on margin policies. The expose presents the actual flight telemetry data recorded by the thermal discipline during several recent NASA Goddard Space Flight Center missions. The margins actually achieved in flight are compared against pre-flight predictions, and the appropriateness and the ramifications of having designed with rigid margins to bounding stacked worst case conditions are assessed. The second half of the paper examines the particular issues associated with the application of contingencies and margins in the concurrent engineering environment. In closure, a discipline-by-discipline disclosure of the contingency and margin policies in use at the Integrated Design Center at NASA s Goddard Space Flight Center is made.

  15. Customer value in legal services : a contingency approach

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    Esther Verboon

    2014-01-01

    Purpose Due to the recent economic crisis, competition has considerably increased in the legal profession in the Netherlands. However, marketing in legal services is mostly in its infancy and value research in this context is scarce. We therefore used a contingency approach in exploring the origin

  16. Effects of Individual and Group Contingency Interventions on Attendance in Adolescent Part-Time Employees

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    Berkovits, Shira Melody; Sturmey, Peter; Alvero, Alicia M.

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the effects of individual and group monetary contingencies on the attendance of adolescent part-time employees. Attendance increased in both individual and group contingency phases; however staff questionnaire responses indicated a preference for the individual contingencies. Future research should consider staff acceptability…

  17. A Review of the Use of Group Contingencies in Preschool Settings

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    Pokorski, Elizabeth A.; Barton, Erin E.; Ledford, Jennifer R.

    2017-01-01

    Individual contingency management systems have been used successfully to improve behaviors in school settings--including preschools--but often come with associated challenges in time and personnel management. Group contingencies, in the form of independent, interdependent, and dependent contingencies, have been used in preschools to address these…

  18. Neural Substrates of Contingency Learning and Executive Control: Dissociating Physical, Valuative, and Behavioral Changes

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    O'Dhaniel A Mullette-Gillman; Scott A Huettel

    2009-01-01

    Contingency learning is fundamental to cognition. Knowledge about environmental contingencies allows behavioral flexibility, as executive control processes accommodate the demands of novel or changing environments. Studies of experiential learning have focused on the relationship between actions and the values of associated outcomes. However, outcome values have often been confounded with the physical changes in the outcomes themselves. Here, we dissociated contingency learning into valuative...

  19. Neural substrates of contingency learning and executive control: dissociating physical, valuative, and behavioral changes

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    O'Dhaniel A Mullette-Gillman; Scott A Huettel

    2009-01-01

    Contingency learning is fundamental to cognition. Knowledge about environmental contingencies allows behavioral flexibility, as executive control processes accommodate the demands of novel or changing environments. Studies of experiential learning have focused on the relationship between actions and the values of associated outcomes. However, outcome values have often been confounded with the physical changes in the outcomes themselves. Here, we dissociated contingency learning into valuative...

  20. Colour-contingent after-effects are really wavelength-contingent.

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    Thompson, P; Latchford, G

    McCollough reported that following adaptation to (say) a red and black pattern of vertical stripes, alternating every few seconds with a green and black pattern of horizontal stripes, an orientation-contingent colour after-effect is observed when black and white gratings are viewed. Vertical gratings are tinged with green and horizontal gratings with pink. We have exploited colour constancy, the tendency for objects to appear constant in hue despite large changes in the spectral composition of the illuminant, to examine whether the colours observed on the McCollough effect test gratings are determined by the wavelength composition of the adaptation patterns or by their perceived colour. The key to this approach can be illustrated by Edwin Land's elegant demonstrations of colour constancy using 'Mondrian' displays. By embedding the adapting grating that is used to induce the McCollough effect within a Mondrian we show that the effect depends upon the wavelength of light coming from the grating, rather than the perceived colour.

  1. Mapeamento da distribuição espacial da infestação de Panicum maximum durante a colheita da cultura de milho Mapping of the spatial distribution of Panicum maximum during corn harvesting

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    L.S. Shiratsuchi

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Metodologias de mapeamento de plantas daninhas em áreas agrícolas estão sendo utilizados a fim de gerar mapas de aplicação localizada de herbicidas, sendo que, este mapeamento vem sendo feito através de ferramentas da agricultura de precisão. O mapeamento das plantas daninhas gera então mapas de tratamentos de herbicidas que comandam pulverizadores capazes de realizar a aplicação localizada de herbicidas, aproveitando o comportamento contagioso inerente da comunidade das plantas daninhas, porém poucos experimentos relatam a eficiência desses métodos. Este experimento teve como objetivo comparar metodologias de mapeamento do capim-colonião (Panicum maximum, com base na avaliação visual durante e após a colheita da cultura de milho. Durante a colheita foi conduzido o monitoramento com avaliação visual, feito por uma pessoa devidamente treinada e pelo operador antecipadamente orientado. Após a colheita, a avaliação visual foi feita por amostragens, numa grade regular de 20 x 20 m. Foi observada uma subestimação de 6% da área infestada, com uma infestação de mais de 80% de cobertura pelo método de mapeamento durante a colheita, quando comparado com o caminhamento na grade regular após a colheita. Os dois métodos foram coincidentes em 45% da área marcada.Weed mapping methodologies are being tested in agricultural fields to generate maps of spotted application of herbicides by using precision farming tools. Weed mapping may generate herbicide treatment maps, allowing herbicide spray only where needed. However, few experiments have reported the efficiency of these methods. This research aimed to compare Panicum maximum mapping methodologies based on visual assessment during and after corn harvesting. Monitoring combined with visual assessment was performed during harvesting by a duly trained worker and a previously oriented operator. Visual assessment was done by samplings after harvesting in a regular 20 x 20 m grid. An

  2. Método para mapeamento de locos controladores de características oligogênicas Genetic mapping of oligogenic traits using maximum likehood functions

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    Rodrigo Barros Rocha

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Características oligogênicas de distribuição discreta e expressão governada por poucos genes de maior efeito têm se mostrado importantes na condução dos programas de melhoramento, com destaque para a resposta de resistência das plantas às doenças. Métodos tradicionais de detecção de QTL's, que pressupõem normalidade e herança governada por múltiplos fatores, não deveriam ser utilizados para mapeamento dessas características de distribuição discreta e interação epistática predominante. O objetivo deste trabalho é avaliar os resultados de um método para mapeamento e detecção de locos controladores da expressão de características oligogênicas, OTL's (Oligogenic Trait Loci. Esse método, definido como MMCO (Método de Mapeamento de Características Oligogênicas, utiliza funções de verossimilhança para obtenção de estimativas de ligação fatorial entre locos marcadores e locos controladores de características oligogênicas. Os resultados indicam que o método foi adequado para detecção de OTL's em populações F2 relativamente pequenas, compostas por 200 indivíduos, e que a determinação a priori do padrão de herança é condição necessária para a utilização dessa estratégia, que se diferencia por atender as pressuposições de análise, não necessitar de informação prévia de ordenamento entre as marcas e por permitir a obtenção de estimativas a partir da informação contida em todas as classes genotípicas.Oligogenic traits are distinguished by their heritage ruled by higher effect genes and by their importance for cultivated plants, with emphasis to the plant disease resistance inheritance. The qualitative nature and epistatic interaction of these traits results in a heritage pattern that should not be interpreted through traditional QTL detection strategies. The objective of this work was to propose a method for Oligogenic Traits Loci (OTL detection. This method, defined as Oligogenic Trait

  3. Mapeamento geomorfológico da área correspondente às folhas Alhandra e Pitimbu 1:25.000 - estados da Paraíba e Pernambuco (Nordeste do Brasil

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    Marquilene da Silva Santos

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    abrange áreas dos estados da Paraíba e Pernambuco, Brasil. Este é parte integrante das dissertações de mestrado da primeira e da segunda autora. Resumo Com a perspectiva de mapear geomorfologicamente a área englobada pelas folhas Alhandra e Pitimbu, adotou-se a metodologia taxonômica do relevo. A escala 1:25.000 admitiu identificar os seis táxons: Bacia Sedimentar Pernambuco-Paraíba (1° táxon; Tabuleiros Litorâneos, Baixada Litorânea e Depressão do Abiaí (2° táxon; nos 3° e 4° táxons, registraram-se as unidades morfológicas denudacionais (tabulares, convexas e semiconvexas e agradacionais (planícies interdidais, marinha e fluviais; terraços marinhos e fluviais e colúvios; as vertentes retilíneas (5° táxon; as menores formas mapeáveis: voçorocas, dobras e falhas (6° táxon. Considera-se a importância da pesquisa ao contribuir para o planejamento ambiental. Palavras chave: Alhandra, formação barreiras, mapeamento geomorfológico, Pitimbu, táxons. Resumen Con la perspectiva de mapear geomorfológicamente el área englobada por las hojas Alhandra y Pitimbu, se adoptó la metodología taxonómica del relieve. La escala 1:25.000 permitió identificar los seis taxones: Cuenca Sedimentar Pernambuco-Paraíba (1° taxón; Tableros Litorales, Bajada Litoral y Depresión de Abiaí (2° taxón; en los 3° y 4° taxones, se han registrado unidades morfológicas denudacionales (tabulares, convexas y semiconvexas y agradacionales (llanuras interdidales, marina y fluviales; terrazas marinas y fluviales y coluvies; las vertientes rectilíneas (5° taxón; las menores formas mapeables: erosiones, pliegues y fallas (6° taxón. Se considera la importancia de la investigación por aportar a la planeación ambiental. Palabras clave: Alhandra, formación de barreras, mapeo geomorfológico, Pitimbu, taxones. Abstract In order to carry out the geomorphological mapping of the area encompassed by the Alhandra and Pitimbu Leaves, the taxonomic methodology for relief

  4. Do Children Prefer Contingencies? An Evaluation of the Efficacy of and Preference for Contingent versus Noncontingent Social Reinforcement during Play

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    Luczynski, Kevin C.; Hanley, Gregory P.

    2009-01-01

    Discovering whether children prefer reinforcement via a contingency or independent of their behavior is important considering the ubiquity of these programmed schedules of reinforcement. The current study evaluated the efficacy of and preference for social interaction within differential reinforcement of alternative behavior (DRA) and…

  5. Mapeamento das Línguas de Sinais emergentes: um estudo sobre as comunidades linguísticas indígenas de Mato Grosso do Sul

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    Shirley Vilhalva

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available A presente pesquisa denominada "Mapeamento das Línguas de Sinais emergentes: um estudo sobre as comunidades linguísticas indígenas de Mato Grosso do Sul", foi realizada numa perspectiva de mapear e registrar, através do olhar de como as Línguas de Sinais familiares está emergindo no contexto plurilíngue, especificamente nas aldeias Jaguapiru e Bororo das comunidades indígenas do município de Dourados no estado de Mato Grosso do Sul. Enquanto pesquisadora surda e sinalizadora adentrei no espaço de regras que vem de uma cultura e língua oral de uma etnia, pois o guarani: kaiowa, fiandeva e mbya sempre tiveram a oralidade como "poder" dentro da comunidade e das Escolas Indígenas. Os estudos sobre sinais familiares trazem uma gama de informações a respeito da comunicação que a família, quando tem um filho surdo, em que os pais são em sua maioria ouvintes e começam a criar um meio de comunicação visual, usando todas as formas naturais possíveis, como o apontamento e gestos naturais. O procedimento usado foi os depoimentos espontâneos pelos familiares ao ir acompanhada com a equipe da SEMED, intérprete da Libras e do representante da liderança indígena local nas residências dos indígenas surdos, elaborando diário, fotos e filmagens dentro da escola indígena quando me era permitido. Os processos de análise neste es- tudo consistiram, em uma de sua análise de natureza linguística com enfoque lexical (vocabulário e buscando o mapeamento no sentido de abrir este caminho investigando que dará elementos concretos para a proposição de política linguística nesta área.

  6. Mapeamento da temperatura da superfície terrestre com uso do sensor AVHRR/NOAA Mapping land surface temperature using AVHRR/NOAA sensor

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    Aníbal Gusso

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a adequação do uso do sensor AVHRR/NOAA (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration para mapeamento da temperatura da superfície terrestre (TST no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, por meio da comparação entre três algoritmos clássicos. Foram comparados os métodos de Becker & Li, Sobrino et al. e Kerr et al. para estimativa das TST mínimas, utilizando imagens noturnas e logo após o amanhecer. Os dados de emissividade e TST foram obtidos por meio de combinações matemáticas da radiação detectada nas faixas do visível, infravermelho próximo e termal do sensor AVHRR/NOAA. O sensor AVHRR é adequado para o mapeamento de TST para as condições do tipo de cobertura do solo que predominam no Rio Grande do Sul, visto que a TST estimada pelos três métodos testados foi próxima à temperatura do ar medida nos locais selecionados. O método de Sobrino et al. foi o mais adequado.The objective of this work was to evaluate the suitable use of AVHRR/NOAA (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on land surface temperature (LST mapping in Rio Grande do Sul State by means of the comparison of three classic algorithms. The methods of Becker & Li, Sobrino et al. and Kerr et al. were compared for the minimum LST estimation, using nocturnal and predawn images. Both emissivity and LST data were obtained by means of mathematical combinations of the visible, near-infrared and thermal detected radiation of the AVHRR/NOAA sensor. The AVHRR sensor is suitable for LST mapping for the overall conditions of soil coverage in Rio Grande do Sul, once the estimated LST, by the three tested methods, was close to the measured air temperature at the selected locations. Sobrino et al. was the most adequate method.

  7. Mapeamento da suscetibilidade a ocorrências de incêndios em vegetação na área urbana de Ubá-MG

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    Fillipe Tamiozzo Pereira Torres

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available O fogo é problema crescente nos diferentes tipos de formação vegetal em diversas partes do mundo. Apesar de anos de estudo científico e de toda atenção da mídia em relação aos incêndios em vegetação, os efeitos que tais fenômenos causam no ambiente não são completamente conhecidos, e as ferramentas de controle são pouco acessíveis a grande parte dos usuários. É fundamental saber o que condiciona as ocorrências, o que favorece a dispersão do fogo e o padrão de tais ocorrências, para possibilitar o mapeamento das áreas de risco e permitir o desenvolvimento de programas específicos para as regiões críticas. O objetivo deste estudo foi produzir um mapa de suscetibilidade a incêndios em vegetação, dentro do perímetro urbano do Município de Ubá, MG, com a utilização de informações referentes ao relevo, ao uso e cobertura do solo e à proximidade de vias de acesso e áreas urbanas, empregando técnicas de Geoprocessamento. A partir da validação do cartograma gerado, observou-se que 80% das ocorrências têm-se localizado nas áreas de alto e altíssimo risco, 15% nas de médio risco e 5% nas áreas de baixo e baixíssimo risco. Esse mapeamento servirá como ferramenta para o poder público estabelecer políticas de prevenção, atuando na conscientização da população e na definição de medidas de controle nas áreas de maior risco.

  8. Force of habit: shrubs, trees and contingent evolution of wood anatomical diversity using Croton (Euphorbiaceae) as a model system.

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    Arévalo, Rafael; van Ee, Benjamin W; Riina, Ricarda; Berry, Paul E; Wiedenhoeft, Alex C

    2017-03-01

    Wood is a major innovation of land plants, and is usually a central component of the body plan for two major plant habits: shrubs and trees. Wood anatomical syndromes vary between shrubs and trees, but no prior work has explicitly evaluated the contingent evolution of wood anatomical diversity in the context of these plant habits. Phylogenetic comparative methods were used to test for contingent evolution of habit, habitat and wood anatomy in the mega-diverse genus Croton (Euphorbiaceae), across the largest and most complete molecular phylogeny of the genus to date. Plant habit and habitat are highly correlated, but most wood anatomical features correlate more strongly with habit. The ancestral Croton was reconstructed as a tree, the wood of which is inferred to have absent or indistinct growth rings, confluent-like axial parenchyma, procumbent ray cells and disjunctive ray parenchyma cell walls. The taxa sampled showed multiple independent origins of the shrub habit in Croton , and this habit shift is contingent on several wood anatomical features (e.g. similar vessel-ray pits, thick fibre walls, perforated ray cells). The only wood anatomical trait correlated with habitat and not habit was the presence of helical thickenings in the vessel elements of mesic Croton . Plant functional traits, individually or in suites, are responses to multiple and often confounding contexts in evolution. By establishing an explicit contingent evolutionary framework, the interplay between habit, habitat and wood anatomical diversity was dissected in the genus Croton . Both habit and habitat influence the evolution of wood anatomical characters, and conversely, the wood anatomy of lineages can affect shifts in plant habit and habitat. This study hypothesizes novel putatively functional trait associations in woody plant structure that could be further tested in a variety of other taxa.

  9. 77 FR 21911 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Arizona; Prevention of Air Pollution...

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    ... Air Pollution Emergency Episodes AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule... of Arizona to address the requirements regarding air pollution emergency episodes in Clean Air Act... air pollution emergency episodes and adequate contingency plans to implement such authority (Emergency...

  10. 76 FR 41698 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Section 110(a)(2...

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    ... New Mexico SIP,'' found under 40 CFR 52.1620(e), by including an entry for New Mexico's Air Pollution...,'' found under 40 CFR 52.1620(e), by including an entry for New Mexico's Air Pollution Episode Contingency... end of the table a new entry for ``Air Pollution Episode Contingency Plan for New Mexico'' followed by...

  11. A study of the user's perception of economic value in nursing visits to primary care by the method of contingent valuation

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The identification of the attribution of economic value that users of a health system assign to a health service could be useful in planning these services. The method of contingent valuation can provide information about the user's perception of value in monetary terms, and therefore comparable between services of a very different nature. This study attempts to extract the economic value that the subject, user of primary care nursing services in a public health system, attributes to this service by the method of contingent valuation, based on the perspectives of Willingness to Pay (WTP and Willingness to Accept [Compensation] (WTA. Methods/Design This is an economic study with a transversal design. The contingent valuation method will be used to estimate the user's willingness to pay (WTP for the care received from the primary care nurse and the willingness to accept [compensation] (WTA, were this service eliminated. A survey that meets the requisites of the contingent valuation method will be constructed and pilot-tested. Subsequently, 600 interviews will be performed with subjects chosen by systematic randomized sampling from among those who visit nursing at twenty health centers with different socioeconomic characteristics in the Community of Madrid. The characteristics of the subject and of the care received that can explain the variations in WTP, WTA and in the WTP/WTA ratio expressed will be studied. A theoretical validation of contingent valuation will be performed constructing two explanatory multivariate mixed models in which the dependent variable will be WTP, and the WTP/WTA relationship, respectively. Discussion The identification of the attribution of economic value to a health service that does not have a direct price at the time of use, such as a visit to primary care nursing, and the definition of a profile of "loss aversion" in reference to the service evaluated, can be relevant elements in planning

  12. MAPEAMENTO DO USO E COBERTURA DO SOLO DA BACIA DO RIO TAPEROÁ: REGIÃO SEMIÁRIDA DO ESTADO DA PARAÍBA

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    Vinícius Da Silva Seabra

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem como objetivo realizar um mapeamento do uso e cobertura do solo da bacia do rio Taperoá, maior afluente do rio Paraíba, que juntos abastecem o 2º maior açude da Paraíba, o Epitácio Pessoa no município de Boqueirão. Este açude é responsável pelo abastecimento de toda Região Metropolitana de Campina Grande e vem sofrendo nos últimos anos com o rápido assoreamento. A análise do Uso e Cobertura do Solo foi realizada a partir de mapas (1:100.000, gerados por classificação baseada em objetos, utilizando uma imagem do satélite Landsat 5 TM (01/2009. Os resultados mostraram o baixo percentual de cobertura vegetal de caatinga e o predomínio da agropecuária. As correlações entre a área de caatinga e a densidade de cabeças (pecuária por municípios mostrou a influência desta atividade na redução da cobertura vegetal.

  13. Estatística multivariada aplicada à diminuição do número de preditores no mapeamento digital do solo

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    Alexandre ten Caten

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a possibildade de se gerar um menor conjunto de preditores não correlacionados e potencialmente aplicáveis ao mapeamento digital de solos, pelo uso da estatística multivariada. Os atributos de terreno, elevação, declividade, distância à drenagem, curvatura planar, curvatura de perfil, radiação relativa disponível, logaritmo natural da área de contribuição, índice de umidade topográfica e capacidade de transporte de sedimento, foram transformados pelo método Varimax nas variáveis: altimetria, hidrologia e curvatura. Essa transformação representou uma concentração de 65,57% da variabilidade dos dados originais nas três novas componentes. As novas variáveis possibilitam o emprego de menor quantidade de dados nos modelos preditivos, além do fato de serem não correlacionados. A rotação Varimax permite que a relação com o ambiente de formação do solo seja explicitamente inserida nos modelos preditivos.

  14. MAPEAMENTO DAS POLÍTICAS ESTADUAIS DE ADAPTAÇÃO DAS CIDADES ÀS MUDANÇAS CLIMÁTICAS NO BRASIL

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    Helenice Vieira de Andrade

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo aqui apresentado é resultado de pesquisa empírica realizada sobre o status atual das políticas de adaptação das cidades às mudanças climáticas, no âmbito dos governos estaduais, a partir de marcos regulatórios. Considerando-se apenas o estágio inicial de elaboração de políticas públicas, procurou-se identificar, a partir do mapeamento dos marcos regulatórios estaduais, quais os estados mais avançados e mais atrasados na elaboração de leis visando à adaptação das cidades e de suas populações à mudança climática, de forma a identificar a relevância deste tema na agenda governamental. A hipótese aqui defendida, de que este tema ainda não é um problema que o poder público estadual considere relevante, se confirmou, na medida em que, apesar de muitos governos já terem aprovado leis e decretos sobre mudanças climáticas em seus estados, o mesmo não se verifica no campo estrito das políticas de adaptação das cidades à mudança global do clima.

  15. Mapeamento Da Superfície Basal Do Manto De Intemperismo Pelo Comportamento Da Resistidade Elétrica Do Distrito Federal

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    Éder de Souza Martins

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta o mapeamento do manto de intemperismo pelo comportamento da resitividade elétrica do Distrito Federal. O levantamento foi realizado entre 2004 e 2005, constituído de 260 sondagens elétricas verticais, que alcançam até 48 m de profundidade aparente, e de 10 estações de monitoramento mensal da resistividade elétrica para avaliação das variações sazonais. Os resultados mostraram que o comportamento da resistividade elétrica depende das características físicas do solo, das alterações de umidade relacionadas com as variações de pluviosidade e da posição na paisagem. Solos rasos apresentam um comportamento de aumento da resistividade elétrica com a profundidade, enquanto solos profundos mostram diversos padrões que se relacionam com o lençol freático, onde a resistividade elétrica é mais baixa. O comportamento da profundidade da camada mais condutiva pode ser relacionado com a superfície basal de etchplanos da região estudada.

  16. Judgment of contingency in depressed and nondepressed students: sadder but wiser?

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    Alloy, L B; Abramson, L Y

    1979-12-01

    How are humans' subjective judgments of contingencies related to objective contingencies? Work in social psychology and human contingency learning predicts that the greater the frequency of desired outcomes, the greater people's judgments of contingency will be. Second, the learned helplessness theory of depression provides both a strong and a weak prediction concerning the linkage between subjective and objective contingencies. According to the strong prediction, depressed individuals should underestimate the degree of contingency between their responses and outcomes relative to the objective degree of contingency. According to the weak prediction, depressed individuals merely should judge that there is a smaller degree of contingency between their responses and outcomes than nondepressed individuals should. In addition, the present investigation deduced a new strong prediction from the helplessness theory: Nondepressed individuals should overestimate the degree of contingency between their responses and outcomes relative to the objective degree of contingency. In the experiments, depressed and nondepressed students were present with one of a series of problems varying in the actual degree of contingency. In each problem, subjects estimated the degree of contingency between their responses (pressing or not pressing a button) and an environmental outcome (onset of a green light). Performance on a behavioral task and estimates of the conditional probability of green light onset associated with the two response alternatives provided additional measures for assessing beliefs about contingencies. Depressed students' judgments of contingency were surprisingly accurate in all four experiments. Nondepressed students, on the other hand, overestimated the degree of contingency between their responses and outcomes when noncontingent outcomes were frequent and/or desired and underestimated the degree of contingency when contingent outcomes were undesired. Thus, predictions

  17. The rejection-rage contingency in borderline personality disorder.

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    Berenson, Kathy R; Downey, Geraldine; Rafaeli, Eshkol; Coifman, Karin G; Paquin, Nina Leventhal

    2011-08-01

    Though long-standing clinical observation reflected in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., text rev.) suggests that the rage characteristic of borderline personality disorder (BPD) often appears in response to perceived rejection, the role of perceived rejection in triggering rage in BPD has never been empirically tested. Extending basic personality research on rejection sensitivity to a clinical sample, a priming-pronunciation experiment and a 21-day experience-sampling diary examined the contingent relationship between perceived rejection and rage in participants diagnosed with BPD compared with healthy controls. Despite the differences in these 2 assessment methods, the indices of rejection-contingent rage that they both produced were elevated in the BPD group and were strongly interrelated. They provide corroborating evidence that reactions to perceived rejection significantly explain the rage seen in BPD. © 2011 American Psychological Association

  18. Integrating Structural Health Management with Contingency Control for Wind Turbines

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    Kai Goebel

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    Full Text Available Maximizing turbine up-time and reducing maintenance costs are key technology drivers for wind turbine operators. Components within wind turbines are subject to considerable stresses due to unpredictable environmental conditions resulting from rapidly changing local dynamics. In that context, systems health management has the aim to assess the state-of-health of components within a wind turbine, to estimate remaining life, and to aid in autonomous decision-making to minimize damage to the turbine. Advanced contingency control is one way to enable autonomous decision-making by providing the mechanism to enable safe and efficient turbine operation. The work reported herein explores the integration of condition monitoring of wind turbine blades with contingency control to balance the trade-offs between maintaining system health and energy capture. Results are demonstrated using a high fidelity simulator of a utility-scale wind turbine.

  19. Gaze-contingent multiresolutional displays: an integrative review.

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    Reingold, Eyal M; Loschky, Lester C; McConkie, George W; Stampe, David M

    2003-01-01

    Gaze-contingent multiresolutional displays (GCMRDs) center high-resolution information on the user's gaze position, matching the user's area of interest (AOI). Image resolution and details outside the AOI are reduced, lowering the requirements for processing resources and transmission bandwidth in demanding display and imaging applications. This review provides a general framework within which GCMRD research can be integrated, evaluated, and guided. GCMRDs (or "moving windows") are analyzed in terms of (a) the nature of their images (i.e., "multiresolution," "variable resolution," "space variant," or "level of detail"), and (b) the movement of the AOI (i.e., "gaze contingent," "foveated," or "eye slaved"). We also synthesize the known human factors research on GCMRDs and point out important questions for future research and development. Actual or potential applications of this research include flight, medical, and driving simulators; virtual reality; remote piloting and teleoperation; infrared and indirect vision; image transmission and retrieval; telemedicine; video teleconferencing; and artificial vision systems.

  20. Ordinal Log-Linear Models for Contingency Tables

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    Brzezińska Justyna

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    Full Text Available A log-linear analysis is a method providing a comprehensive scheme to describe the association for categorical variables in a contingency table. The log-linear model specifies how the expected counts depend on the levels of the categorical variables for these cells and provide detailed information on the associations. The aim of this paper is to present theoretical, as well as empirical, aspects of ordinal log-linear models used for contingency tables with ordinal variables. We introduce log-linear models for ordinal variables: linear-by-linear association, row effect model, column effect model and RC Goodman’s model. Algorithm, advantages and disadvantages will be discussed in the paper. An empirical analysis will be conducted with the use of R.

  1. Contingent leadership and effectiveness of trauma resuscitation teams.

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    Yun, Seokhwa; Faraj, Samer; Sims, Henry P

    2005-11-01

    This research investigated leadership and effectiveness of teams operating in a high-velocity environment, specifically trauma resuscitation teams. On the basis of the literature and their own ethnographic work, the authors proposed and tested a contingency model in which the influence of leadership on team effectiveness during trauma resuscitation differs according to the situation. Results indicated that empowering leadership was more effective when trauma severity was low and when team experience was high. Directive leadership was more effective when trauma severity was high or when the team was inexperienced. Findings also suggested that an empowering leader provided more learning opportunities than did a directive leader. The major contribution of this article is the linkage of leadership to team effectiveness, as moderated by relatively specific situational contingencies. ((c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).

  2. An Investigation of Contingency Factors Influencing Intellectual Capital Information

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    Mohammad Soheily; Shahnaznayebzadeh; Ramin Abghari

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    The purpose of this study was to determine the contingency factors influencing the companies' intellectual capital information operating in Yazd industrial city. The study model was formed using intellectual capital as dependent variable and environmental uncertainty, technology advancement and business strategy as independent variables. For purpose of the present study, the applied and correlational methods were used. Data collection was conducted using questionnaires and survey methods. The...

  3. A CONTINGENCY MODEL FOR THE PREDICTION OF LEADER SHIP EFFECTIVENESS

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    past twelve years with ASo and LPC scores on 21 different types of groups. The model is predicated on the assumption that the type of leader ship...A model for the prediction of group performance is described which attempts an integration of the group effectiveness research conducted over the...behavior required for good group performance is contingent upon favorableness of the group task situation for the leader . Given the group’s classification

  4. A prompt plus delayed contingency procedure for reducing bathroom graffiti.

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    Watson, T S

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    This study assessed the effectiveness of posting signs for reducing graffiti in three men's restrooms on a college campus using a multiple baseline across settings design. During baseline, graffiti increased almost daily in each of the three settings. Immediately following the intervention, no marks were made on any of the three walls. Results were maintained at 3-month follow-up. A possible explanation for the results is that the signs specified an altruistic contingency.

  5. Spectral clustering and biclustering learning large graphs and contingency tables

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    Bolla, Marianna

    2013-01-01

    Explores regular structures in graphs and contingency tables by spectral theory and statistical methods This book bridges the gap between graph theory and statistics by giving answers to the demanding questions which arise when statisticians are confronted with large weighted graphs or rectangular arrays. Classical and modern statistical methods applicable to biological, social, communication networks, or microarrays are presented together with the theoretical background and proofs. This book is suitable for a one-semester course for graduate students in data mining, mult

  6. Contingency Contracting Officers: Can They Adequately Support the Force?

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    ssociate Advisor David R. Whipple , Chairman Department of Administrative Sciences ii ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine whether the...less than optimal support of the deployed forces. If the Army had extended its "Continuation of the present ’ Hey , You’ method of selection in...for CCOs at unit level, the " Hey you" method of selection still exists during contingency deployments. In contrast to the majority of CCOs" responses

  7. A Behavioral Approach to Meeting Contingency Contracting Personnel Requirements

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    developed by Abraham Maslow. Major supporting theories will be the “Two-Factor Theory” of Frederick Herzberg , and Victor Vroom’s “Expectancy Theory...Gansler_Commission_Report_Final_071031.pdf, accessed November 2007. Herzberg , Frederick . The Motivation to Work, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1959. Maslow, Abraham. A Theory of Human...Civilian Contracting Cadre, DCCC, Virtual Contingency Contracting Cadre, VCCC, Gansler Report, recruitment, motivation, incentives, Maslow, Herzberg

  8. AN EXPERIMENT IN CONTINGENT VALUATION AND SOCIAL DESIRABILITY

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    Laughland, Andrew S.; Musser, Wesley N.; Musser, Lynn M.

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    Social desirability (SD) represents the problem of subjects responding with social norms rather than individual values. This paper briefly surveys the SD literature and considers its relevance for contingent valuation (CV) studies. In an empirical study, undergraduate students were administered the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale, as well as CV questions. High SD scores were hypothesized to imply a greater likelihood of offering a protest reason for a zero bid and to increase bids fo...

  9. 26 CFR 1.42-17 - Qualified allocation plan.

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    ... 26 Internal Revenue 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Qualified allocation plan. 1.42-17 Section 1.42... Credits Against Tax § 1.42-17 Qualified allocation plan. (a) Requirements—(1) In general. (2) Selection... limited to, site acquisition costs, construction contingency, general contractor's overhead and profit...

  10. Distinct Motivational Effects of Contingent and Noncontingent Rewards

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    Manohar, Sanjay G.; Finzi, Rebecca Dawn; Drew, Daniel; Husain, Masud

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    When rewards are available, people expend more energy, increasing their motivational vigor. In theory, incentives might drive behavior for two distinct reasons: First, they increase expected reward; second, they increase the difference in subjective value between successful and unsuccessful performance, which increases contingency—the degree to which action determines outcome. Previous studies of motivational vigor have never compared these directly. Here, we indexed motivational vigor by measuring the speed of eye movements toward a target after participants heard a cue indicating how outcomes would be determined. Eye movements were faster when the cue indicated that monetary rewards would be contingent on performance than when the cue indicated that rewards would be random. But even when the cue indicated that a reward was guaranteed regardless of speed, movement was still faster than when no reward was available. Motivation by contingent and certain rewards was uncorrelated across individuals, which suggests that there are two separable, independent components of motivation. Contingent motivation generated autonomic arousal, and unlike noncontingent motivation, was effective with penalties as well as rewards. PMID:28488927

  11. Contingency table analysis methods and implementation using R

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    Kateri, Maria

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    Combining theory and applications, this book presents models and methods for the analysis of two‐ and multi‐dimensional contingency tables. The author uses a threefold approach: fundamental models and related inferences are presented, their interpretational aspects are highlighted, and their practical usefulness is demonstrated. Throughout, practical guidance for using R is provided along with a comprehensive R-functions web-appendix.   Contingency tables arise in diverse fields, including the life, pedagogic, social and political sciences. They also play a prominent role in market research and opinion surveys. The analysis of contingency tables can provide insight into essential structures, relevant quantities and their interactions, and thus leads to improved decision-making.   Special features include:   ·         A motivating example for each topic ·         Applications and implementations in R for all models discussed ·         Emphasis on association and symmetry model...

  12. Management of construction cost contingency covering upside and downside risks

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    Ibrahim Adel Eldosouky

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    Full Text Available Many contractors are of the opinion that adding contingency funds to the tender price of a project may lead to loss of the tender. This research is a trial to put an end to this incorrect opinion. A more mature attitude to risk would recognize that contingency exists to be spent in order to avoid or minimize threats and to exploit or maximize opportunities. This research proposes an approach for determination and monitoring of Cost Contingency Reserve (CCR for a project. Control of CCR is interfaced with Earned Value Management. Application to a real project is carried out. Post-mitigation simulations show that value of CCR is 2.88% of project cost but there is a potential saving due to opportunities. The project is monitored after eight months from its assumed start date with one assumed emergent risk. The final results are as follows: CCR is enough to cover project current and residual threats and the contractor has a considerable amount of money that will be transferred to his margin at project closure assuming the project will not be exposed to additional emergent risks. A contractor can balance project upside risks and its downsides to increase his chance to win tender of the project.

  13. Oil Spill Contingency and Response (OSCAR) analysis in support of environmental impact assessment offshore Namibia

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    Reed, Mark; Ekrol, Narve; Rye, Henrik; Turner, Liam [SINTEF Applied Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Trondheim (Norway)

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    The work reported here encompasses analyses of specific potential spill scenarios for oil exploration activity planned offshore of Namibia. The analyses are carried out with the SINTEF Oil Spill Contingency and Response (OSCAR) 3-dimensional model systems. A spill scenario using 150 m{sup 3} of marine diesel demonstrates the rapidity with which such a spill will dissipate naturally, even in light winds. Vertical and horizontal mixing bring subsurface hydrocarbon concentrations to background levels within a few days. A hypothetical 10 day blowout scenario releasing 11,000 bbl per day of light crude oil is investigated in terms of the potential for delivering oil to selected bird and marine mammal areas along the Namibian coast. Worst case scenarios are selected to investigate the potential mitigating effects of planned oil spill response actions. Mechanical recovery significantly reduces, and in some cases eliminates, potential environmental consequences of these worst case scenarios. Dispersant application from fixed wing aircraft further reduces the potential surface effects. The analysis supplies an objective basis for net environmental analysis of the planned response strategies. (Author)

  14. VEGETAÇÃO NATURAL POTENCIAL E MAPEAMENTO DA VEGETAÇÃO E USOS ATUAIS DAS TERRAS DA FLORESTA NACIONAL DE IPANEMA, IPERÓ/SP: CONSERVAÇÃO E GESTÃO AMBIENTAL

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    Full Text Available Visando contribuir para o Plano de Gestão (Manejo da Floresta Nacional de Ipanema (FLONA, o presente trabalho objetivou espacializar sua vegetação natural potencial e realizar o mapeamento da vegetação e usos atuais das terras, oferecendo subsídios básicos para seu planejamento ambiental. Para tanto, foi elaborado um croqui, espacializando a vegetação potencial da FLONA, utilizando: as descrições da paisagem de viagens de naturalistas (Saint-Hilaire, Spix e Martius ao Brasil, no século XIX; estudos mais recentes sobre a vegetação da FLONA e a caracterização edáfica da área apresentada pela Carta de Solos da Fazenda Ipanema (escala 1:10.000. Com base na interpretação de fotos aéreas (escala 1:25.000 – Terrafoto, 1972 e verificações de campo, organizou-se o mapa de Vegetação e Usos Atuais das Terras (na escala 1:35.000. Considerando-se os conceitos de clímax climático e clímaces edáficos concluiuse que a vegetação potencial da FLONA seria de Floresta Estacional Semidecidual com manchas das diversas fisionomias de cerrado, limitadas em seu desenvolvimento pela ação do fogo, que no passado teria causas naturais. The potential natural vegetation and current land use mapping of Ipanema National Forest, Iperó/SP: conservation and environmental management Abstract Aiming at contributing to the management plan of the Ipanema National Forest, the present research set out to make a map of the potential natural vegetation and land current usage, offering basic aid to environmental planning. Moreover, a sketch-map was prepared, the potential FLONA vegetation, by means of: details of naturalist’s trekking routes (Saint- Hilaire, Spix and Martius in Brazil, in the nineteenth century; more recent studies of the FLONA vegetation; and the edaphic characterization of the area presented by the Soil Chart of Ipanema Farm (scale 1:10.000. Data were collected based on the interpretation of aerial photos (scale 1:25.000 – Terrafoto

  15. Integrated Waste Treatment Unit GFSI Risk Management Plan

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    W. A. Owca

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    This GFSI Risk Management Plan (RMP) describes the strategy for assessing and managing project risks for the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) that are specifically within the control and purview of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and identifies the risks that formed the basis for the DOE contingency included in the performance baseline. DOE-held contingency is required to cover cost and schedule impacts of DOE activities. Prior to approval of the performance baseline (Critical Decision-2) project cost contingency was evaluated during a joint meeting of the Contractor Management Team and the Integrated Project Team for both contractor and DOE risks to schedule and cost. At that time, the contractor cost and schedule risk value was $41.3M and the DOE cost and schedule risk contingency value is $39.0M. The contractor cost and schedule risk value of $41.3M was retained in the performance baseline as the contractor's management reserve for risk contingency. The DOE cost and schedule risk value of $39.0M has been retained in the performance baseline as the DOE Contingency. The performance baseline for the project was approved in December 2006 (Garman 2006). The project will continue to manage to the performance baseline and change control thresholds identified in PLN-1963, ''Idaho Cleanup Project Sodium-Bearing Waste Treatment Project Execution Plan'' (PEP).

  16. Utilização de imagens TM/LANDSAT-5 como ferramenta no mapeamento de solos Utilization of TM/LANDSAT-5 images as a tool in soil surveys

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    Zuleide M. C. Lima

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Imagens orbitais TM/LANDSAT-5 foram tratadas por técnicas de processamento digital, com o objetivo de se testar a viabilidade da utilização desta técnica em mapeamento de solos. A área estudada, parte da bacia do Rio Brígida, no sertão do Estado de Pernambuco, está delimitada pelas coordenadas UTM 428.000 a 420.000 mE, e 9.074.000 a 9.062.000 mN, totalizando 96 km². Usando-se a transformação RGB das imagens do visível e do infravermelho, e a aplicação dos principais componentes associada a técnicas de realce pelos programas WFM e Álgebra do ERDAS, versão 7.4, juntamente com informações de campo, verificou-se bom desempenho do tratamento digital na delimitação dos contornos das unidades de mapeamento e na individualização de alguns desses solos. O tratamento digital de imagens com apoio de campo mostrou-se adequado para o mapeamento de solos no nível de levantamento de reconhecimento. As composições coloridas (RGB das bandas do TM mais informativas, para delimitação das unidades de mapeamento de solos na área estudada, foram 1-3-5 e 4-5-7.Orbital imagery TM/LANSAT-5 were treated by digital techniques aiming to evaluate the utility of this tool in soil surveys. The studied area has about 96 km² and is part of the Brigida River basin, in the Sertão region of Pernambuco State, Brazil, limited by UTM coordinates of 428,000 to 420,000 mE and 9,074,000 to 9,062,000 mN. The use of RGB transformations of the visible and infrared imagery, along with WFM contrast techniques, algebraic programs of the ERDAS, version 7.4, and field informations allowed a better mapping of the soil units. The results showed that digital image processing with field support is useful for soil surveys at the reconnaissance level. The most useful colored compositions (RGB of the TM bands, for soil mapping purposes in the studied area, were 1-3-5 and 4-5-7.

  17. Mapping nursing goals of an Intensive Care Unit to the Nursing Outcomes Classification Identificación de metas de enfermería de una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos a la Clasificación de Resultados de Enfermería Mapeamento de metas de enfermagem de uma Unidade de Terapia Intensiva por meio da Classificação de Resultados de Enfermagem

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    Tânia Couto Machado Chianca

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available AIM: to analyze whether nursing goals formulated for nursing diagnoses can be mapped to nursing outcomes classification and to identify the scales most appropriate to the outcomes mapped. METHOD: a descriptive study was developed in an intensive care unit. Data collection involved extraction of goals in 44 medical records, content standardization, cross-mapping to the outcomes, identification of appropriated scales and validation. Descriptive analysis and agreement with the cross-mapping process were performed. RESULTS: nursing goals (59 were mapped to (28 different outcomes, with agreement of 83% in the mapping process. All goals were mapped to outcomes, which allows to affirm that these outcomes contemplates the goals elaborated to patient care. CONCLUSION: these results favor the inclusion of outcomes and scales validated in the planning and evaluation phases of the nursing process of a software in construction.OBJETIVO: analizar si en las metas formuladas desde diagnósticos de enfermería pueden ser identificados resultados y escalas apropiadas a los resultados identificados. MÉTODO: estudio descriptivo realizado en unidad de terapia intensiva. La colecta envolvió extracción de las metas registradas en 44 prontuarios, normalización de contenido, identificación de resultados, de las escalas apropiadas y validación. Análisis descriptivo y de concordancia con el proceso de identificación fueron procedidas. RESULTADOS: En las metas de enfermería (59 fueron identificados diferentes resultados (28, con concordancia del 83% en el proceso de identificación. En todas las metas fueron identificados resultados, lo que permite afirmar que ésos contemplan las metas elaboradas para los pacientes atendidos. CONCLUSIÓN: los hallazgos favorecen la inclusión de resultados y escalas en las etapas de planificación y evaluación en un software con el proceso de enfermería en construcción.OBJETIVO: analisar se metas formuladas, a partir de diagn

  18. 75 FR 36023 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning...

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    ... proposed SIP approvals of the maintenance plan, emissions inventory, and Owens Valley control measures... Coso Operating Company is a power generating company and the owner of the property upon which the Coso... for emissions inventories, ] reasonably available control measures, contingency measures and...

  19. An Improved On-line Contingency Screening for Power System Transient Stability Assessment

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    Weckesser, Johannes Tilman Gabriel; Jóhannsson, Hjörtur; Glavic, Mevludin

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    This paper presents a contingency screening method and a framework for its on-line implementation. The proposed method carries out contingency screening and on-line stability assessment with respect to first-swing transient stability. For that purpose, it utilizes the single machine equivalent...... method and aims at improving the prior developed contingency screening approaches. In order to determine vulnerability of the system with respect to a particular contingency, only one time-domain simulation needs to be performed. An early stop criteria is proposed so that in a majority of the cases...... the simulation can be terminated after a few hundred milliseconds of simulated system response. The method's outcome is an assessment of the system's stability and a classification of each considered contingency. The contingencies are categorized by exploiting parameters of an equivalent one machine infinite bus...

  20. MAPEAMENTO DO RECURSOS HÍDRICOS DE SUB-BACIAS HIDROGRÁFICAS DO PONTAL DO PARANAPANEMA – SP

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    Nangly Xavier Ribeiro

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In the current water crisis, a need further highlight is the effective management and preservation of water quality. A watershed must be understood as a unit of environmental planning. However, the realization of environmental planning basins required to produce different cartographic products, which support the decision-making processes. The objective of this work is to perform the mapping of water resources in watershed of the Water Resources Management Recebido em: 19/08/2015 Revisado em: 08/09/2015 Aprovado em: 10/09/2015 45 Colloquium Exactarum, v. 7, n.4 , Out-Dez. 2015, p.44 –52. DOI: 10.5747/ce.2015.v07.n4.e138 Unit of the Pontal do Paranapanema (UGRHI-22. This work contributes to the methodological procedure that should be performed when the intention is to run environmental planning watershed. The method employed was the use of geoprocessing and interpretation of digital orthophotos of high resolution. From this it became the mapping in scale 1: 3,000, the water courses and wetlands of three watershed UGRHI-22. The results make it possible to understand the distribution of water resources in each of the study watershed. It concludes that the watershed drainage density is medium to high, and there is little vegetation cover, especially in the areas of permanent preservation over the waterways.

  1. MARCADORES RAPD PARA MAPEAMENTO GENÉTICO E SELEÇÃO DE HÍBRIDOS DE CITROS RAPD MARKERS TO GENETIC MAPPING AND SELECTION OF CITRUS HYBRIDS

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    ROBERTO PEDROSO DE OLIVEIRA

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    Full Text Available Os marcadores moleculares apresentam várias aplicações no melhoramento de plantas, permitindo uma série de análises genéticas. Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de estabelecer marcadores RAPD para serem utilizados em estudos de mapeamento genético e na seleção de híbridos entre tangerina-'Cravo' (Citrus reticulata Blanco e laranja-'Pêra' (C. sinensis (L. Osbeck. Extraiu-se DNA de folhas dos parentais e de seis híbridos F1. As reações de amplificação foram preparadas em 13 uL de solução, constituída por tampão 1x GIBCO BRL; soluções 1,54 mM de MgCl2 e 0,2 mM de cada dNTP; 15 ng de cada 'primer'; 1,5 unidade de 'Taq DNA Polymerase' e 15 ng de DNA genômico. As reações foram realizadas em termocicladores programados para 36 ciclos de 1 min a 92ºC, 1 min a 36ºC, 2 min a 72ºC e 10 min de extensão a 72ºC. Foram testados 'primers' decâmeros arbitrários dos 'kits' A, AB, AT, AV, B, C, D, E, G, H, M, N, P, Q, R e U da Operon, sendo selecionados 113 por apresentarem polimorfismo, com número de marcadores variando de 1 a 6 por 'primer'. Esses 'primers' amplificaram 201 (23,13% bandas polimórficas, aplicáveis no mapeamento genético e seleção de híbridos. A freqüência de 'primers' com 1; 2; 3; 4; 5 e 6 bandas polimórficas foi de 49,5%, 33,6%, 9,7%, 4,4%, 1,8% e 1,0%, respectivamente.Molecular markers have many applications in plant breeding, enabling some types of genetic analyses. The aim of this work was to establish RAPD markers to be used to genetic mapping studies and selection of hybrids between 'Cravo' tangerine (Citrus reticulata Blanco and 'Pêra' orange (C. sinensis (L. Osbeck. DNA of the parents and six hybrids F1 was isolated from the leaves. The amplification reactions were performed in volumes of 13 µL, composed by GIBCO BRL 1x buffer, 1,54 mM MgCl2, 0,2 mM of each dNTP, 15 ng of each primer, 1,5 unit of Taq DNA Polymerase and 15 ng of genomic DNA. These reactions were carried out in

  2. AVALIAÇÃO E MAPEAMENTO DA COBERTURA VEGETAL DA REGIÃO CENTRAL DA CIDADE DE JUIZ DE FORA – MG - EVALUATION AND MAPPING OF REGION CENTRAL VEGETATION COVER OF JUIZ DE FORA – MG

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    Isabela Fernanda Moraes de Paula

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available A presença da cobertura vegetal nas cidades tem sido considerada por diversos pesquisadores uma variável importante, devido aos diversos benefícios que proporcionam ao homem e ao equilíbrio ambiental. Nesse contexto este artigo objetiva contribuir para o conhecimento do verde urbano da área central do município de Juiz de Fora, calculando índices de cobertura vegetal e aplicando a metodologia proposta por Jim (1989, na análise da forma e espacialização da cobertura vegetal. Nesse sentido, os resultados alcançados demonstram que grande parte das regiões da área central da cidade de Juiz de Fora encontram-se abaixo do desejável em cobertura vegetal, necessitando de investimentos, principalmente, nos espaços de integração urbana, cujo percentual de áreas cobertas por vegetação em relação à totalidade abrange apenas 2%. Destaca-se que quanto maior a densidade demográfica, menor foi o percentual de cobertura vegetal, pode-se afirmar que a cobertura vegetal da área central da cidade de Juiz de Fora é fragmentada, descontínua e apresenta muitos “espaços vazios”. No mapeamento realizado foi encontrado 15,401% de áreas cobertas por vegetação arbórea, cerca de 1,694% de vegetação arbustiva e 8,59% de vegetação rasteira. As maiores extensões de manchas verdes encontram-se dispersas no meio, espalhadas por toda a área e desconectas uma com as outras. Logo, sua mensuração, classificação e distribuição espacial são de suma importância, pois tornam-se base essenciais para melhorias e planejamentos, no contexto das áreas urbanas. ABSTRACT The presence of vegetation cover in the cities has been considered by many researchers an important variable, due to the many benefits they provide to humans and the environmental balance. In this context, this article aims to contribute to the knowledge of green urban central area of the city of Juiz de Fora, calculating vegetation cover ratios and applying the methodology

  3. Mapeamento de QTL para características de crescimento de suínos por meio de modelos de regressão aleatória

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    Valeria Rosado Pinheiro

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar eficiência de modelos de regressão aleatória (MRA para detectar locus de características quantitativas (QTL para características de crescimento, em suínos. Utilizou-se uma população divergente F2 Piau x Comercial. A eficiência da metodologia proposta na detecção de QTL foi comparada à da metodologia tradicional de regressão por intervalo de mapeamento. Para tanto, utilizaram-se MRA com efeitos aleatórios poligênicos, de ambiente permanente e de QTL, tendo-se utilizado o enfoque de matriz de covariância "identical‑by‑descent" associada aos efeitos de QTL. Testou-se a significância dos efeitos de QTL mediante a razão de verossimilhanças, tendo-se considerado o modelo como completo quando houve efeito de QTL, ou nulo, quando não. A comparação entre os modelos foi feita nas posições dos marcadores (seis marcadores microssatélites e nas intermediárias, entre os marcadores. O MRA detectou QTL significativo na posição 65 cM do cromossomo 7 e, portanto, foi mais eficiente que a metodologia tradicional, que não detectou QTL significativo em nenhum dos fenótipos avaliados. A metodologia proposta possibilitou a detecção de QTL com efeito sobre toda a trajetória de crescimento, dentro da amplitude de idade considerada (do nascimento aos 150 dias.

  4. IDENTIFICAÇÃO DE ÁREAS POTENCIAIS AO MAPEAMENTO DE TRILHAS ECOTURÍSTICAS NA PROPRIEDADE DO ECOPARQUE, EM CANELA/RS

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    Lia Lütz Kroeff

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    Full Text Available A principal atividade do ecoturismo, a caminhada em trilhas, deveria estar em consonância com os dois preceitos centrais do ecoturismo, ser uma atividade de baixo impacto ambiental e proporcionar aos seus praticantes a experiência e o aprendizado da natureza. Porém, corriqueiramente, as trilhas tornam-se apenas meios de deslocamento mais rápidos a atrativos de grande valor estético, não se aproveitando as potencialidades do ambiente. O objetivo deste trabalho foi elaborar uma proposta metodológica capaz de facilitar a identificação das áreas mais propícias à implantação de trilhas ecoturísticas. O estudo foi desenvolvido em uma área-chave, o Ecoparque, situado na área frontal da Cascata do Caracol, no município de Canela/Rio Grande do Sul (RS. A definição de Unidades de Paisagem (UP demonstrou ser o método mais adequado para a identificação das áreas mais propícias por facilitar a identificação das áreas de maior fragilidade ambiental e potencial turístico, e a geomorfologia o critério mais apropriado para a delimitação das unidades. Os levantamentos de campo e o desenvolvimento de um Sistema de Informação Geográfica (SIG forneceram informações essenciais à caracterização das unidades. Os resultados das análises realizadas permitiram o mapeamento de duas trilhas ecoturísticas.

  5. Diagnóstico e localização de tumores intracranianos mediante mapeamento com mercúrio radioativo (Hg203

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    Paul C. Bucy

    1964-09-01

    Full Text Available Os autores discutem sua experiência com o emprêgo de mercúrio radioativo para o mapeamento de tumores e granulomas intracranianos, concluindo que êste método é atualmente o melhor para demonstrar e localizar lesões expansivas intracranianas, pois seu valor foi demonstrado em 83,1% dos casos. Entretanto nem todos os tumores são demonstráveis por êste método: os glioblastomas e meningeomas forneceram mapas de valor diagnóstico na maioria dos casos; os astrocitomas podem passar despercebidos: os epidermóides não foram demonstrados. Os tumores da base do crânio e os da fossa posterior podem ser mascarados pela alta apacidade dos músculos do pescoço e das mucosas dos seios paranasai m absorver a substância radioativa. O método é segúro, de aplicação econômica e não causa desconfôrto ao doente. Êle não deve ser usado por médicos que não estejam orientados no sentido neurológico para o diagnóstico de tumores intracranianos. Infelizmente os tumores que não são evidenciados por êste método são de caráter relativamente benigno e, portanto, os mais suscetíveis de tratamento cirúrgico.

  6. Adaptive Contingency Control: Wind Turbine Operation Integrated with Blade Condition Monitoring

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — We report here on first steps towards integrating systems health monitoring with adaptive contingency controls. In the scenario considered, the adaptive controller...

  7. Electrophysiological brain indices of risk behavior modification induced by contingent feedback.

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    Megías, Alberto; Torres, Miguel Angel; Catena, Andrés; Cándido, Antonio; Maldonado, Antonio

    2018-01-09

    The main aim of this research was to study the effects of response feedback on risk behavior and the neural and cognitive mechanisms involved, as a function of the feedback contingency. Sixty drivers were randomly assigned to one of three feedback groups: contingent, non-contingent and no feedback. The participants' task consisted of braking or not when confronted with a set of risky driving situations, while their electroencephalographic activity was continuously recorded. We observed that contingent feedback, as opposed to non-contingent feedback, promoted changes in the response bias towards safer decisions. This behavioral modification implied a higher demand on cognitive control, reflected in a larger amplitude of the N400 component. Moreover, the contingent feedback, being predictable and entailing more informative value, gave rise to smaller SPN and larger FRN scores when compared with non-contingent feedback. Taken together, these findings provide a new and complex insight into the neurophysiological basis of the influence of feedback contingency on the processing of decision-making under risk. We suggest that response feedback, when contingent upon the risky behavior, appears to improve the functionality of the brain mechanism involved in decision-making and can be a powerful tool for reducing the tendency to choose risky options in risk-prone individuals. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  8. Expanding the Model of Organizational Learning: Scope, Contingencies, and Dynamics

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    Barbara Grah

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Our paper seeks to contribute to the understanding of organizational learning by (a integrating existing models of organizational learning into a single model and (b expanding the model to include inter-organizational learning, adding key contingencies suggested by the growing literature on neuroleadership, and incorporating a process dimension to reflect the fact that organizational learning is continuous and dynamic. The resulting expanded model of organizational learning encompasses four levels on which learning can occur: individual, team, organizational, and inter-organizational. The overall validity of the model is illustrated by applying it to two knowledge-intensive Slovenian firms. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.

  9. Attachment styles and contingencies of self-worth.

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    Park, Lora E; Crocker, Jennifer; Mickelson, Kristin D

    2004-10-01

    Previous research on attachment theory has focused on mean differences in level of self-esteem among people with different attachment styles. The present study examines the associations between attachment styles and different bases of self-esteem, or contingencies of self-worth, among a sample of 795 college students. Results showed that attachment security was related to basing self-worth on family support. Both the preoccupied attachment style and fearful attachment style were related to basing self-worth on physical attractiveness. The dismissing attachment style was related to basing self-worth less on others' approval, family support, and God's love.

  10. Inevitability and contingency: The political economy of Brexit

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    Thompson, H.

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    Placing Britain’s vote on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union (EU) in historical time raises an immediate analytical problem. What was clearly the result of a number of contingencies, starting with the 2015 general election where we can see how events could readily have turned out otherwise, the result might also represent the inevitable end of Britain’s membership of the EU seen from the distant future. This article seeks to take both temporal perspectives seriously. It aims to provide ...

  11. Context, convergence and contingency: political leadership for nursing.

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    Rafferty, Anne Marie; Traynor, Michael

    2004-07-01

    This paper attempts to illuminate some of the factors necessary to influence policy, using recent changes in the UK research policy as a case study. Changes in the UK research policy have shown how the profession can successfully influence a government agenda. The paper critically reviews recent UK research policy with relevance for nursing. Successful policy change in nursing requires a contingent alignment of professional and governmental agendas. Although nursing research has made significant gains over the last 10 years, there is need for the continued development of politically minded research leadership, lest these gains be lost.

  12. Hanford year 2000 Business Continuity Plan

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    1999-11-01

    The goal of Department of Energy Richland Operations (DOE-RL) Year 2000 (Y2K) effort is to ensure that the Hanford site successfully continues its mission as we approach and enter the 21th century. The Y2K Business Continuity Planning process provides a structured approach to identify Y2K risks to the site and to mitigate these risks through Y2K Contingency Planning, ''Zero-Day'' Transition Planning and Emergency Preparedness. This document defines the responsibilities, processes and plans for Hanford's Y2K Business Continuity. It identifies proposed business continuity drills, tentative schedule and milestones.

  13. Insights from complex systems: contingency and trinitarian divine action in creation

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    Arvin M. Gouw

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Divine action and the contingency of creation on God have been an ongoing topic of discussion between theologians and scientists. This paper begins with an introduction on contingency by presenting two models of contingency: topdown and bottom-up contingency models (section 1. I then proceeded to make the connection between contingency and causation (section 2. With the discourse of causation, contingency can be approached starting from either the cause or the effect. I propose to approach the issue by starting neither from the cause nor the effect, but from the system (section 3. This systems approach has the following logical flow. The first step is to consider the system in itself (section 4. There is a continuum of system complexity from simple to complex. The second step is to delineate the differences between simple and complex systems by considering four factors (section 5. Third is to locate the contingency of both systems (section 6. By using the cell as an example of a complex system, I demonstrated that modeling complex systems as a network is superior to the serial linearization method. Then I proceed to determine the nature of God based on this new proposed systemic relational contingency model (section 7. I find Lossky’s Essence-Energies Trinitarian formulation of divine action in creation is compatible with the quantum randomness contingency model and the relational systemic contingency model. Moreover, in comparing the Trinitarian doctrines of Lossky with Barth, I argue that Eastern Trinitarian model in general overcomes both theological and scientific problems better than Western Trinitarian models. In conclusion, I argue that the relational contingency model overcomes problems of the previous models, provides novel implications that fits with the eastern concept of trinitarian divine action, and is open to future theological and philosophical development.

  14. Types and incidence of disease among soldiers IX and X of the Polish Military Contingent in Afghanistan.

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    Ziemba, Radosław

    2012-07-01

    The conditions encountered during military service in Afghanistan create number of different medical problems, resulting in interruptions in the performance of soldiers and even evacuation to the home country. A search of the literature yielded no comprehensive studies of medical problems of any single national contingent now serving in Afghanistan. A review of medical reports was made of the Polish Military Contingent in Operation Enduring Freedom from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Due to various reasons, 9.1% to 22.8% of all deployed Polish soldiers were unable to continue active duty. Acute respiratory infections and infectious and non-infectious gastrointestinal disorders are the main causes of temporary inability to serve. An important problem in the Polish soldiers is also dental health. Predicting the combat capability of Polish forces in Afghanistan and planning of its medical security requires the inclusion of the seasonality factor. This study is a review of medical records of the Polish Military Contingent in Afghanistan, covering the period from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011, from records and data maintained by the Armed Forces Operational Command. (changes: IX and X). All cases were soldiers unable to continue active military duty due to health reasons. The analysis shows that among the soldiers of PKW there occurred varied medical events, which directly or through further complications were the cause of temporary inability to serve and which sometimes were the ultimate cause of an evacuation to the home country. Acute respiratory infections and infectious and non-infectious gastrointestinal disorders were the main cause of temporary inability to serve.

  15. Design Disruption in Contested, Contingent and Contradictory Future-Making

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to problematize how we step into situations that are often contested, contingent and contradictory. In this context, how can we sharpen our sensitivity of the role design plays in generating understanding and future-making possibilities? Here, we employ the term disruption as a way to question our own knowledge construction and research practices in Design Anthropology and Participatory Design. We pursue disruption as a political and necessary consciousness when Design Anthropology meets Participatory Design and discuss the generative, reflexive and analytical dimensions of disruption through three vignettes. These vignettes raises questions of how we interrogate disruptions of power to consider different ways in which this manifests when entering into and participating in ongoing changing process. They also highlight the need to displace existing knowledge, rather than pursuing ‘mutual learning’ that had been a defining commitment of Participatory Design. Lastly, the vignettes reveal the need to disrupt the designer-researcher in order to surrender to contradiction and contingency as part of future-making.

  16. The Contingency of Laws of Nature in Science and Theology

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    Jaeger, Lydia

    2010-10-01

    The belief that laws of nature are contingent played an important role in the emergence of the empirical method of modern physics. During the scientific revolution, this belief was based on the idea of voluntary creation. Taking up Peter Mittelstaedt’s work on laws of nature, this article explores several alternative answers which do not overtly make use of metaphysics: some laws are laws of mathematics; macroscopic laws can emerge from the interplay of numerous subsystems without any specific microscopic nomic structures (John Wheeler’s “law without law”); laws are the preconditions of scientific experience (Kant); laws are theoretical abstractions which only apply in very limited circumstances (Nancy Cartwright). Whereas Cartwright’s approach is in tension with modern scientific methodology, the first three strategies count as illuminating, though partial answers. It is important for the empirical method of modern physics that these three strategies, even when taken together, do not provide a complete explanation of the order of nature. Thus the question of why laws are valid is still relevant. In the concluding section, I argue that the traditional answer, based on voluntary creation, provides the right balance of contingency and coherence which is in harmony with modern scientific method.

  17. Internet plan and planning

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    Kahriman Emina

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Paper discuss specific features of internet plan as well as planning as management process in general in the contemporary environment. No need to stress out that marketing plan and marketing planning is core activity in approaching to market. At the same time, there are a lot specific c request in preparing marketing plan comparing to business planning due to marketing plan is an essential part. The importance of internet plan and planning rely on specific features of the internet network but as a part of general corporate as well as marketing strategy.

  18. Assessing Energy Intake in Daily Life: Signal-Contingent Smartphone Application Versus Event-Contingent Paper and Pencil Estimated Diet Diary

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    Objectives: Investigating between-meal snack intake and its associated determinants such as emotions and stress presents challenges because both vary from moment to moment throughout the day. A smartphone application (app), was developed to map momentary between-meal snack intake and its associated determinants in the context of daily life. The aim of this study was to compare energy intake reported with the signal-contingent app and reported with an event-contingent paper and pencil diet dia...

  19. Interdependent Group Contingency Management for Cocaine-Dependent Methadone Maintenance Patients

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    Kirby, Kimberly C.; Kerwin, MaryLouise E.; Carpenedo, Carolyn M.; Rosenwasser, Beth J.; Gardner, Robert S.

    2008-01-01

    Contingency management (CM) for drug abstinence has been applied to individuals independently even when delivered in groups. We developed a group CM intervention in which the behavior of a single, randomly selected, anonymous individual determined reinforcement delivery for the entire group. We also compared contingencies placed only on cocaine…

  20. Contingency Theory and Its Implications for the Structure of an Academic Library.

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    Moran, Robert F., Jr.

    The theoretical basis for an organizational structure determined by external as well as internal factors--the contingency model--is presented through a consideration of two studies. The current research and speculation which have updated and augmented this theory are also included, and a contingency approach to library organization is justified.…

  1. Contingent Commitments: Bringing Part-Time Faculty into Focus. Methodology Supplement

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    Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014

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    Center reporting prior to 2013 focused primarily on descriptive statistics (frequencies and means) of student and faculty behaviors. The goal of the analyses reported here and in "Contingent Commitments: Bringing Part-Time Faculty into Focus" is to understand the engagement of part-time or contingent faculty in various activities that…

  2. 28 CFR 51.15 - Enabling legislation and contingent or nonuniform requirements.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Enabling legislation and contingent or... Provisions § 51.15 Enabling legislation and contingent or nonuniform requirements. (a) With respect to legislation (1) that enables or permits the State or its political subunits to institute a voting change or (2...

  3. Contingency Management to Increase Grade Point Average among Fraternity Members: A Feasibility Study

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    Van Patten, Ryan A.; Irons, Jessica G.; Apple, Kevin J.

    2015-01-01

    Contingency management is an incentive-based intervention strategy that has been demonstrated to be effective for inducing behavior change among a variety of populations and for a variety of behaviors. The current study examined whether contingency management techniques can help students change behaviors in an effort to raise their grade point…

  4. Contingencies of Self-Worth in Early Adolescence: The Antecedent Role of

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    Wouters, Sofie; Doumen, Sarah; Germeijs, Veerle; Colpin, Hilde; Verschueren, Karine

    2013-01-01

    Contingent self-esteem (i.e., the degree to which one's self-esteem is dependent on meeting particular conditions) has been shown to predict a wide range of psychosocial and academic problems. This study extends previous research on contingent self-esteem by examining the predictive role of perceived parenting dimensions in a sample of early…

  5. The Efficacy of Contingency Models of Reinforcement on Group Expectations and Reading Achievement

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    Wilder, Valerie Kristine

    2011-01-01

    Social learning theory contends that group contingent reinforcement can be used as a means of shaping problematic behavior in both academic and nonacademic settings. Prior research has focused on contingent management of academic behaviors with older populations at the college level and younger students both with and without disabilities in the…

  6. Frequency, Contingency and Online Processing of Multiword Sequences: An Eye-Tracking Study

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    Yi, Wei; Lu, Shiyi; Ma, Guojie

    2017-01-01

    Frequency and contingency are two primary statistical factors that drive the acquisition and processing of language. This study explores the role of phrasal frequency and contingency (the co-occurrence probability/statistical association of the constituent words in multiword sequences) during online processing of multiword sequences. Meanwhile, it…

  7. Contingency and inevitability in science - Instruments, interfaces and the independent world

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    Boon, Mieke; Soler, L.; Trizio, E.; Pickering, A.

    2015-01-01

    It is argued that the meaning of inevitability and contingency depends on the position someone has in the realism/constructivism debate. Furthermore, it is argued that analyzing what we mean by inevitable versus contingent knowledge adds a new dimension to the realism/constructivism debate.

  8. Conditions for Contingent Instructors Engaged in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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    Vander Kloet, Marie; Frake-Mistak, Mandy; McGinn, Michelle K.; Caldecott, Marion; Aspenlieder, Erin D.; Beres, Jacqueline L.; Fukuzawa, Sherry; Cassidy, Alice; Gill, Apryl

    2017-01-01

    An increasingly large number of courses in Canadian postsecondary institutions are taught by contingent instructors who hold full- or part-time positions for contractually limited time periods. Despite strong commitments to advancing teaching and learning, the labour and employment conditions for contingent instructors affect the incentives and…

  9. MATERNAL ANXIETY SYMPTOMS AND MOTHER–INFANT SELF- AND INTERACTIVE CONTINGENCY

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    Beebe, Beatrice; Steele, Miriam; Jaffe, Joseph; Buck, Karen A.; Chen, Henian; Cohen, Patricia; Kaitz, Marsha; Markese, Sara; Andrews, Howard; Margolis, Amy; Feldstein, Stanley

    2014-01-01

    Associations of maternal self-report anxiety-related symptoms with mother–infant 4-month face-to-face play were investigated in 119 pairs. Attention, affect, spatial orientation, and touch were coded from split-screen videotape on a 1-s time base. Self- and interactive contingency were assessed by time-series methods. Because anxiety symptoms signal emotional dysregulation, we expected to find atypical patterns of mother–infant interactive contingencies, and of degree of stability/lability within an individual’s own rhythms of behavior (self-contingencies). Consistent with our optimum midrange model, maternal anxiety-related symptoms biased the interaction toward interactive contingencies that were both heightened (vigilant) in some modalities and lowered (withdrawn) in others; both may be efforts to adapt to stress. Infant self-contingency was lowered (“destabilized”) with maternal anxiety symptoms; however, maternal self-contingency was both lowered in some modalities and heightened (overly stable) in others. Interactive contingency patterns were characterized by intermodal discrepancies, confusing forms of communication. For example, mothers vigilantly monitored infants visually, but withdrew from contingently coordinating with infants emotionally, as if mothers were “looking through” them. This picture fits descriptions of mothers with anxiety symptoms as overaroused/fearful, leading to vigilance, but dealing with their fear through emotional distancing. Infants heightened facial affect coordination (vigilance), but dampened vocal affect coordination (withdrawal), with mother’s face—a pattern of conflict. The maternal and infant patterns together generated a mutual ambivalence. PMID:25983359

  10. MATERNAL ANXIETY SYMPTOMS AND MOTHER-INFANT SELF- AND INTERACTIVE CONTINGENCY.

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    Beebe, Beatrice; Steele, Miriam; Jaffe, Joseph; Buck, Karen A; Chen, Henian; Cohen, Patricia; Kaitz, Marsha; Markese, Sara; Andrews, Howard; Margolis, Amy; Feldstein, Stanley

    2011-01-01

    Associations of maternal self-report anxiety-related symptoms with mother-infant 4-month face-to-face play were investigated in 119 pairs. Attention, affect, spatial orientation, and touch were coded from split-screen videotape on a 1-s time base. Self- and interactive contingency were assessed by time-series methods. Because anxiety symptoms signal emotional dysregulation, we expected to find atypical patterns of mother-infant interactive contingencies, and of degree of stability/lability within an individual's own rhythms of behavior (self-contingencies). Consistent with our optimum midrange model, maternal anxiety-related symptoms biased the interaction toward interactive contingencies that were both heightened (vigilant) in some modalities and lowered (withdrawn) in others; both may be efforts to adapt to stress. Infant self-contingency was lowered ("destabilized") with maternal anxiety symptoms; however, maternal self-contingency was both lowered in some modalities and heightened (overly stable) in others. Interactive contingency patterns were characterized by intermodal discrepancies, confusing forms of communication. For example, mothers vigilantly monitored infants visually, but withdrew from contingently coordinating with infants emotionally, as if mothers were "looking through" them. This picture fits descriptions of mothers with anxiety symptoms as overaroused/fearful, leading to vigilance, but dealing with their fear through emotional distancing. Infants heightened facial affect coordination (vigilance), but dampened vocal affect coordination (withdrawal), with mother's face-a pattern of conflict. The maternal and infant patterns together generated a mutual ambivalence.

  11. Task-Contingent Conscientiousness as a Unit of Personality at Work

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    Minbashian, Amirali; Wood, Robert E.; Beckmann, Nadin

    2010-01-01

    The present study examined the viability of incorporating task-contingent units into the study of personality at work, using conscientiousness as an illustrative example. We used experience-sampling data from 123 managers to show that (a) momentary conscientiousness at work is contingent on the difficulty and urgency demands of the tasks people…

  12. Extended Child and Caregiver Benefits of Behavior-Based Child Contingency Learning Games

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    Dunst, Carl J.; Raab, Melinda; Trivette, Carol M.; Wilson, Linda L.; Hamby, Deborah W.; Parkey, Cindy

    2010-01-01

    Findings from 2 studies of the relationship between response-contingent child behavior and child, caregiver-child, and caregiver behavior not directly associated with child contingency learning are described. The participants were 19 children with significant developmental delays and their mothers in 1 study and 22 children with significant…

  13. Why Do Contractors Contract? The Experience of Highly Skilled Technical Professionals in a Contingent Labor Market.

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    Kunda, Gideon; Barley, Stephen R.; Evans, James

    2002-01-01

    A study of why 52 highly skilled technical contractors accepted contingent employment found that contracting paid better than permanent employment. However, they felt anxiety and estrangement; networks were developed to address needs such as training. Highly skilled contingent workers form a triad with employing companies and intermediaries such…

  14. Neural substrates of contingency learning and executive control: dissociating physical, valuative, and behavioral changes

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    Full Text Available Contingency learning is fundamental to cognition. Knowledge about environmental contingencies allows behavioral flexibility, as executive control processes accommodate the demands of novel or changing environments. Studies of experiential learning have focused on the relationship between actions and the values of associated outcomes. However, outcome values have often been confounded with the physical changes in the outcomes themselves. Here, we dissociated contingency learning into valuative and non-valuative forms, using a novel version of the two-alternative choice task, while measuring the neural effects of contingency changes using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI. Changes in value-relevant contingencies evoked activation in the lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC, posterior parietal cortex (PPC, and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DMPFC consistent with prior results (e.g., reversal-learning paradigms. Changes in physical contingencies unrelated to value or to action produced similar activations within the LPFC, indicating that LPFC may engage in generalized contingency learning that is not specific to valuation. In contrast, contingency changes that required behavioral shifts evoked activation localized to the DMPFC, supplementary motor, and precentral cortices, suggesting that these regions play more specific roles within the executive control of behavior.

  15. Fear expression and return of fear following threat instruction with or without direct contingency experience

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    Mertens, Gaetan; Kuhn, Manuel; Raes, An K.; Kalisch, Raffael; De Houwer, Jan; Lonsdorf, Tina B.

    2016-01-01

    Prior research showed that mere instructions about the contingency between a conditioned stimulus (CS) and an unconditioned stimulus (US) can generate fear reactions to the CS. Little is known, however, about the extent to which actual CS–US contingency experience adds anything beyond the effect of

  16. Generalities in grazing and browsing ecology : Using across-guild comparisons to control contingencies

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    du Toit, Johan T.; Olff, Han

    In community ecology, broad-scale spatial replication can accommodate contingencies in patterns within species groups, but contingencies in processes across species groups remain problematic. Here, based on a focused review of grazing and browsing by large mammals, we use one trophic guild as a

  17. A KBE genetic-causal cost modelling methodology for manufacturing cost contingency management

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    Curran, R.; Gilmour, M.; McAlleean, C.; Kelly, P.

    2009-01-01

    The paper provides validated evidence of a robust methodology for the management of lean manufacturing cost contingency, with a particular focus on contingency regarding recurring work content. A truly concurrent engineering process is established by capturing a range of knowledge from the design,

  18. Work Group Communication Modes and the Assessment of Contingency and Situational Models of Leadership.

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    Stech, Ernest L.

    A study of coordination modes in work group communication was conducted to evaluate and expand leadership contingency models. A total of 106 people in classes and workshops on organizational communication completed seven questionnaires resulting in nine measures of six independent variables representing the following contingency factors from…

  19. The Effects of Leadership Training and Experience: A Contingency Model Interpretation

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    Fiedler, Fred E.

    1972-01-01

    Summarizes recent studies based on the contingency model of leadership effectiveness, which suggest why research has failed to show that leadership training and experience increase organizational performance. The contingency model postulated that group performance depends on the match between situational favorableness, i.e., the leader's control…

  20. Relationship contingency and sexual motivation in women: implications for sexual satisfaction.

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    Sanchez, Diana T; Moss-Racusin, Corinne A; Phelan, Julie E; Crocker, Jennifer

    2011-02-01

    Deriving self-worth from romantic relationships (relationship contingency) may have implications for women's sexual motives in relationships. Because relationship contingency enhances motivation to sustain relationships to maintain positive self-worth, relationship contingent women may engage in sex to maintain and enhance their relationships (relational sex motives). Using structural equation modeling on Internet survey data from a convenience sample of 462 women in heterosexual and lesbian relationships, we found that greater relationship contingency predicted greater relational sex motives, which simultaneously predicted both sexual satisfaction and dissatisfaction via two distinct motivational states. Having sex to improve intimacy with one's partner was associated with greater sexual satisfaction and autonomy, while having sex to earn partner's approval was associated with sexual dissatisfaction and inhibition. While some differences exist between lesbian and heterosexual relationships, relationship contingency had sexual costs and benefits, regardless of relationship type.

  1. Construction of the contingent valuation market in health care: a critical assessment.

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    Smith, Richard D

    2003-08-01

    Contingent valuation (CV) has been criticised for being too hypothetical, with expressed values bearing little relation to actual values. The magnitude of this divergence, however, depends upon how realistic and believable the contingent market is. This paper presents an overview of five key aspects in the construction of the contingent market: (i) scenario development and presentation; (ii) payment vehicle; (iii) expression of risk; (iv) time period of valuation; and (v) survey administration. CV studies in health care since 1985, totalling 111, are critically reviewed with respect to these five aspects. It is concluded that CV studies in health care have performed poorly in the construction, specification and presentation of the contingent market, and that there has been little, if any, improvement in this respect over the last 15 years. Suggestions are made concerning why this may be the case, and how the construction of the contingent market may be improved in future. Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  2. Fear expression and return of fear following threat instruction with or without direct contingency experience.

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    Mertens, Gaëtan; Kuhn, Manuel; Raes, An K; Kalisch, Raffael; De Houwer, Jan; Lonsdorf, Tina B

    2016-08-01

    Prior research showed that mere instructions about the contingency between a conditioned stimulus (CS) and an unconditioned stimulus (US) can generate fear reactions to the CS. Little is known, however, about the extent to which actual CS-US contingency experience adds anything beyond the effect of contingency instructions. Our results extend previous studies on this topic in that it included fear potentiated startle as an additional dependent variable and examined return of fear (ROF) following reinstatement. We observed that CS-US pairings can enhance fear reactions beyond the effect of contingency instructions. Moreover, for all measures of fear, instructions elicited immediate fear reactions that could not be completely overridden by subsequent situational safety information. Finally, ROF following reinstatement for instructed CS+s was unaffected by actual experience. In summary, our results demonstrate the power of contingency instructions and reveal the additional impact of actual experience of CS-US pairings.

  3. Body Image Concerns and Contingent Self-Esteem in Male and Female College Students.

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    Grossbard, Joel R; Lee, Christine M; Neighbors, Clayton; Larimer, Mary E

    2009-02-01

    Body dissatisfaction in females, and to a lesser extent males, is associated with low self-esteem, depression, and eating disorders. This research examined gender as a moderator of the association between contingent self-esteem and body image concerns, including weight and muscularity. Participants included 359 (59.1% female) heavy drinking first-year U.S. undergraduate students who completed a survey assessing health-related risk behaviors. Hierarchical multiple regression was used to examine relations among gender, contingent self-esteem, and body image. Females reported higher levels of contingent self-esteem and greater concerns about their weight, although males reported a greater drive for muscularity. The relationship between contingent self-esteem and weight concerns was stronger among females, and for males, greater contingent self-esteem was associated with a greater drive for muscularity.

  4. Body Image Concerns and Contingent Self-Esteem in Male and Female College Students

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    Lee, Christine M.; Neighbors, Clayton; Larimer, Mary E.

    2017-01-01

    Body dissatisfaction in females, and to a lesser extent males, is associated with low self-esteem, depression, and eating disorders. This research examined gender as a moderator of the association between contingent self-esteem and body image concerns, including weight and muscularity. Participants included 359 (59.1% female) heavy drinking first-year U.S. undergraduate students who completed a survey assessing health-related risk behaviors. Hierarchical multiple regression was used to examine relations among gender, contingent self-esteem, and body image. Females reported higher levels of contingent self-esteem and greater concerns about their weight, although males reported a greater drive for muscularity. The relationship between contingent self-esteem and weight concerns was stronger among females, and for males, greater contingent self-esteem was associated with a greater drive for muscularity. PMID:28959088

  5. Hypersensitivity to Contingent Behavior in Paranoia: A New Virtual Reality Paradigm.

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    Fornells-Ambrojo, Miriam; Elenbaas, Maaike; Barker, Chris; Swapp, David; Navarro, Xavier; Rovira, Aitor; Sanahuja, Josep Maria Tomàs; Slater, Mel

    2016-02-01

    Contingency in interpersonal relationships is associated with the development of secure attachment and trust, whereas paranoia arises from the overattribution of negative intentions. We used a new virtual reality paradigm to experimentally investigate the impact of contingent behavior on trust along the paranoia continuum. Sixty-one healthy participants were randomly allocated to have a social interaction with a pleasant virtual human (avatar) programmed to be highly responsive or not (high/low contingency). Perceived trustworthiness and trusting behavior were assessed alongside control variables attachment and anxiety. Higher paranoia and dismissive attachment were associated with larger interpersonal distances. Unexpectedly, extremely paranoid individuals experienced the highly contingent avatar as more trustworthy than their low contingency counterpart. Higher dismissive attachment was also associated with more subjective trust in both conditions. Extreme paranoia is associated with hypersensitivity to noncontingent behavior, which might explain experiences of mistrust when others are not highly responsive in everyday social situations.

  6. Subclinical levels of maternal depression and infant sensitivity to social contingency.

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    Skotheim, Siv; Braarud, Hanne Cecilie; Høie, Kjartan; Markhus, Maria Wik; Malde, Marian Kjellevold; Graff, Ingvild Eide; Berle, Jan Øystein; Stormark, Kjell Morten

    2013-06-01

    The aim of the study was to investigate how young infants respond to contingent and non-contingent interaction in relation to maternal level of depressive symptoms in a non-clinical sample of mothers and infants. Two groups of three-month-olds interacted with their mother who was assessed as either non-depressed or sub-clinically depressed, based on self-reported scores on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). The infants were presented with a continuous image and voice of their mother in a closed circuit computer system, using the double video procedure. The experiment comprised five sequences, alternating between contingent (Live) and non-contingent (Replay) maternal behaviur in a fixed Live1-Replay1-Live2-Replay2-Live3 sequence. The infants of the sub-clinically depressed mothers showed a high gaze focus at their mother independently of the quality of interaction, while the infants of the non-depressed mothers showed a preference for looking at the mother only when the interaction with their mother was contingent. Further, the infants of the sub-clinically depressed mothers showed no differentiation in affective expression between contingent and non-contingent interactions, while the infants of the non-depressed mothers expressed more positive affect than negative affect only when the interaction with their mother was contingent. Finally, there was a significant relation between the infant's preference for looking at the mother and the infant's amount of positive affect, but this was only found for the infants of the non-depressed. These results indicate that young infants' sensitivity to social contingency is related to maternal level of depression, even in a non-clinical sample. This expands the implications of earlier findings on the impact of maternal depression on infant sensitivity to social contingency, demonstrating that even sub-clinical levels of maternal depression may effect early interaction and child development. Copyright © 2013

  7. Ablação de arritmias por cateter com mapeamento eletroanatômico exclusivo: uma série de casos

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    Leonardo Martins Pires

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A ablação por cateter possibilita tratamento curativo para diversas arritmias cardíacas. A fluoroscopia é utilizada para localizar e direcionar os cateteres aos pontos causadores de arritmias. Contudo, a fluoroscopia apresenta diversos riscos. O mapeamento eletroanatômico (MEA apresenta imagem tridimensional sem utilizar raios X, reduzindo os riscos da fluoroscopia. OBJETIVO: Descrevemos uma série de pacientes nos quais foi realizada ablação de arritmias cardíacas com o uso exclusivo de MEA. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionados prospectivamente, de março de 2011 a março de 2012, pacientes com arritmias cardíacas refratárias ao tratamento farmacológico para realização de ablação de arritmias com o uso exclusivo de MEA. Não participaram aqueles com indicação de estudo eletrofisiológico diagnóstico e ablação de fibrilação atrial, taquiarritmias de átrio esquerdo e arritmia ventricular hemodinamicamente instável. Observamos tempo total de procedimento, taxa de sucesso, complicações e se ocorreu necessidade de uso de fluoroscopia durante o procedimento. RESULTADOS: Participaram 11 pacientes, sendo sete do sexo feminino (63%, com idade média de 50 anos (DP ± 16,5. As indicações dos procedimentos foram quatro casos (35% de flutter atrial, três casos (27% de síndrome de pré-excitação, dois casos (19% de taquicardia supraventricular paroxística e dois casos (19% de extrassístoles ventriculares. A média de duração do procedimento foi de 86,6 min (DP ± 26 min. O sucesso imediato (na alta hospitalar do procedimento ocorreu em nove pacientes (81%. Não houve complicações durante os procedimentos. CONCLUSÃO: Neste estudo, foi demonstrado que é viável a realização de ablação de arritmias apenas com o uso do MEA, com resultados satisfatórios.

  8. Congestion Relief of Contingent Power Network with Evolutionary Optimization Algorithm

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    Abhinandan De

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a differential evolution optimization technique based methodology for congestion management cost optimization of contingent power networks. In Deregulated systems, line congestion apart from causing stability problems can increase the cost of electricity. Restraining line flow to a particular level of congestion is quite imperative from stability as well as economy point of view. Employing Congestion Sensitivity Index proposed in this paper, the algorithm proposed can be adopted for selecting the congested lines in a power networks and then to search for a congestion constrained optimal generation schedule at the cost of a minimum congestion management charge without any load curtailment and installation of FACTS devices. It has been depicted that the methodology on application can provide better operating conditions in terms of improvement of bus voltage and loss profile of the system. The efficiency of the proposed methodology has been tested on an IEEE 30 bus benchmark system and the results look promising.

  9. Molecular Darwinism: the contingency of spontaneous genetic variation.

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    Arber, Werner

    2011-01-01

    The availability of spontaneously occurring genetic variants is an important driving force of biological evolution. Largely thanks to experimental investigations by microbial geneticists, we know today that several different molecular mechanisms contribute to the overall genetic variations. These mechanisms can be assigned to three natural strategies to generate genetic variants: 1) local sequence changes, 2) intragenomic reshuffling of DNA segments, and 3) acquisition of a segment of foreign DNA. In these processes, specific gene products are involved in cooperation with different nongenetic elements. Some genetic variations occur fully at random along the DNA filaments, others rather with a statistical reproducibility, although at many possible sites. We have to be aware that evolution in natural ecosystems is of higher complexity than under most laboratory conditions, not at least in view of symbiotic associations and the occurrence of horizontal gene transfer. The encountered contingency of genetic variation can possibly best ensure a long-term persistence of life under steadily changing living conditions.

  10. The emergence of contingent reciprocity in young children.

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    Warneken, Felix; Tomasello, Michael

    2013-10-01

    Contingent reciprocity is important in theories of the evolution of human cooperation, but it has been very little studied in ontogeny. We gave 2- and 3-year-old children the opportunity to either help or share with a partner after that partner either had or had not previously helped or shared with the children. Previous helping did not influence children's helping. In contrast, previous sharing by the partner led to greater sharing in 3-year-olds but not in 2-year-olds. These results do not support theories claiming either that reciprocity is fundamental to the origins of children's prosocial behavior or that it is irrelevant. Instead, they support an account in which children's prosocial behavior emerges spontaneously but is later mediated by reciprocity. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Wautersia: The Contingency Water Container Bacterial Contamination Investigation

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    Shkedi, Brienne; Labuda, Laura; Bruce, Rebekah

    2009-01-01

    The Orbiter delivers water to the International Space Station (ISS) in Contingency Water Containers (CWCs) on each flight to the ISS. These CWCs are routinely sampled during each mission to verify the quality of the delivered water. Of the 5 samples returned on STS118/ 13A.1 in August 2007, two exhibited microbial growth exceeding potable water acceptability limits and historical data by orders of magnitude . The microbe was identified as Wautersia species and an investigation was launched to find the source of the contamination. Since then, samples collected on subsequent flights indicated additional CWCs had the same bacteria, as well as several on-orbit systems. An investigation was launched to try to find and address the source of the bacterial contamination. This paper will discuss how Wautersia was found, what Wautersia is, the investigation, and resolution.

  12. Contingency Factors Influencing Implementation of Physical Asset Management Practices

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    Maletič Damjan

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this empirical study is to examine the role of two contingency factors, i.e. uncertainty and competitiveness in relation to physical asset management (PAM practices as well as to maintenance key performance indicators. The research is based on a premise that PAM, which was defined by risk management practices, performance assessment practices, life cycle management practices, and policy & strategy practices, has become an indispensable element of strategic thinking of asset owners as well as maintenance and asset managers. The purpose of this study is to advance the understanding of how organizations that face high or low level of uncertainty and competitiveness respond in terms of PAM deployment.

  13. Thévenin equivalent based static contingency assessment

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    The present invention relates to a method for static security assessment of a power system and a real time static security assessment system for assessing a power system, the power system having a plurality of generators, the plurality of generators being represented in the network by a plurality...... of voltage controlled nodes, wherein the method for static security assessment of the power system comprises receiving information of a present state of the power system, determining a Thevenin equivalent for each voltage controlled node, determining for each voltage controlled node on basis......, and evaluating the voltage angles to determine whether the network having at least one contingency admit a steady state. Also a method of providing information on a real time static security assessment of a power system is disclosed....

  14. Nationwide dissemination of contingency management: the Veterans Administration initiative.

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    Petry, Nancy M; DePhilippis, Dominick; Rash, Carla J; Drapkin, Michelle; McKay, James R

    2014-01-01

    Contingency management (CM) is an empirically validated intervention but one not often applied in practice settings in the US. The aim of this article is to describe the Veterans Administration (VA) nationwide implementation of CM treatment. In 2011, the VA called for integration of CM in its intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment clinics. As part of this initiative, the VA funded training and ongoing implementation support, and it provided direct funds for reinforcers and other intervention costs. Over 100 clinics received this funding in 2011, and CM has been implemented in over 70 substance abuse treatment clinics since August 2011. This training and implementation experience has been highly successful and represents the largest scale training in evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders in the VA health care system to date. This program may serve as a model for training in evidence-based treatments. © American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

  15. Comments on contingency management and conditional cash transfers.

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    Higgins, Stephen T

    2010-10-01

    This essay discusses research on incentive-based interventions to promote healthy behavior change, contingency management (CM) and conditional cash transfers (CCT). The overarching point of the essay is that CM and CCT are often treated as distinct areas of inquiry when at their core they represent a common approach. Some potential bi-directional benefits of recognizing this commonality are discussed. Distinct intellectual traditions probably account for the separate paths of CM and CCT to date, with the former being rooted in behavioral psychology and the latter in microeconomics. It is concluded that the emerging field of behavioral economics, which is informed by and integrates principles of each of those disciplines, may provide the proper conceptual framework for integrating CM and CCT.

  16. 75 FR 1060 - Draft Guidance for Industry on Planning for the Effects of High Absenteeism to Ensure...

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    ...-2009-D-0568] Draft Guidance for Industry on Planning for the Effects of High Absenteeism to Ensure... guidance for industry entitled ``Planning for the Effects of High Absenteeism to Ensure Availability of... products (MNPs) and components to develop contingency production plans in the event of an emergency that...

  17. Affective facial expression in sub-clinically depressed and non-depressed mothers during contingent and non-contingent face-to-face interactions with their infants.

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    Braarud, Hanne Cecilie; Skotheim, Siv; Høie, Kjartan; Markhus, Maria Wik; Kjellevold, Marian; Graff, Ingvild Eide; Berle, Jan Øystein; Stormark, Kjell Morten

    2017-08-01

    Depression in the postpartum period involves feelings of sadness, anxiety and irritability, and attenuated feelings of pleasure and comfort with the infant. Even mild- to- moderate symptoms of depression seem to have an impact on caregivers affective availability and contingent responsiveness. The aim of the present study was to investigate non-depressed and sub-clinically depressed mothers interest and affective expression during contingent and non-contingent face-to-face interaction with their infant. The study utilized a double video (DV) set-up. The mother and the infant were presented with live real-time video sequences, which allowed for mutually responsive interaction between the mother and the infant (Live contingent sequences), or replay sequences where the interaction was set out of phase (Replay non-contingent sequences). The DV set-up consisted of five sequences: Live1-Replay1-Live2-Replay2-Live3. Based on their scores on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), the mothers were divided into a non-depressed and a sub-clinically depressed group (EPDS score≥6). A three-way split-plot ANOVA showed that the sub-clinically depressed mothers displayed the same amount of positive and negative facial affect independent of the quality of the interaction with the infants. The non-depressed mothers displayed more positive facial affect during the non-contingent than the contingent interaction sequences, while there was no such effect for negative facial affect. The results indicate that sub-clinically level depressive symptoms influence the mothers' affective facial expression during early face-to-face interaction with their infants. One of the clinical implications is to consider even sub-clinical depressive symptoms as a risk factor for mother-infant relationship disturbances. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. An Evidence-based Approach to Developing a Management Strategy for Medical Contingencies on the Lunar Surface: The NASA/Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) 2006 Lunar Medical Contingency Simulation at Devon Island

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    Scheuring, R. A.; Jones, J. A.; Lee, P.; Comtois, J. M.; Chappell, S.; Rafiq, A.; Braham, S.; Hodgson, E.; Sullivan, P.; Wilkinson, N.; hide

    2007-01-01

    The lunar architecture for future sortie and outpost missions will require humans to serve on the lunar surface considerably longer than the Apollo moon missions. Although the Apollo crewmembers sustained few injuries during their brief lunar surface activity, injuries did occur and are a concern for the longer lunar stays. Interestingly, lunar medical contingency plans were not developed during Apollo. In order to develop an evidence-base for handling a medical contingency on the lunar surface, a simulation using the moon-Mars analog environment at Devon Island, Nunavut, high Canadian Arctic was conducted. Objectives of this study included developing an effective management strategy for dealing with an incapacitated crewmember on the lunar surface, establishing audio/visual and biomedical data connectivity to multiple centers, testing rescue/extraction hardware and procedures, and evaluating in suit increased oxygen consumption. Methods: A review of the Apollo lunar surface activities and personal communications with Apollo lunar crewmembers provided the knowledge base of plausible scenarios that could potentially injure an astronaut during a lunar extravehicular activity (EVA). Objectives were established to demonstrate stabilization and transfer of an injured crewmember and communication with ground controllers at multiple mission control centers. Results: The project objectives were successfully achieved during the simulation. Among these objectives were extraction from a sloped terrain by a two-member crew in a 1 g analog environment, establishing real-time communication to multiple centers, providing biomedical data to flight controllers and crewmembers, and establishing a medical diagnosis and treatment plan from a remote site. Discussion: The simulation provided evidence for the types of equipment and methods for performing extraction of an injured crewmember from a sloped terrain. Additionally, the necessary communications infrastructure to connect

  19. Contingent self-worth moderates the relationship between school stressors and psychological stress responses.

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    Ishizu, Kenichiro

    2017-04-01

    This study examined the moderating role of contingent self-worth on the relationships between school stressors and psychological stress responses among Japanese adolescents. A total of 371 Japanese junior high school students (184 boys and 187 girls, Mage = 12.79 years, SD = 0.71) completed the Japanese version of the Self-Worth Contingency Questionnaire and a mental health checklist at two points separated by a two-month interval. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses were then used to determine whether contingent self-worth moderated the relationship between school stressors and psychological stress responses. The results indicated that, when psychological stress responses were controlled for at Time 1, contingent self-worth did not predict the psychological stress responses at Time 2. However, a two-way interaction between contingent self-worth and stressors was found to significantly influence psychological stress responses, thus indicating that stressors had a stronger impact on psychological stress responses among those with high contingent self-worth compared to those with low contingent self-worth. Copyright © 2017 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. The Relevance of IT Service Management Maturity for IT Alignment and Its Strategy and Organization Size Contingencies

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    Winkler, Till J.; Wulf, Jochen; Brenner, Walter

    2014-01-01

    The paradigm to manage information technology (IT) services in accordance with widely accepted ‘good practices’ has led to the widespread adoption of IT Service Management (ITSM) frameworks such as the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Little academic research, however, has been conducted...... with ITSM experts in which we measure levels of maturity of different ITSM planning and execution processes and focus on the organizations’ IS strategy (innovative versus conservative) as well as organization size as contingency factors hypothesized to moderate the effect of ITSM maturity on IT alignment...... that ITSM practices entail an even greater potential for smaller organizations as well as for those with more conservative IS strategies. Implications for research and practice are discussed....

  1. Resource Contingency Program - Oregon : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hermiston Power Project.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1995-09-01

    The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has statutory responsibilities to supply electrical power to its utility, industrial, and other customers in the Pacific Northwest. In 1990, to cover the outer range of potential load growth with new resources, BPA embarked upon the Resource Contingency Program (RCP). Instead of buying or building generating plants now, BPA has purchased options to acquire power later, if and when it is needed. The decision to acquire any of these option energy projects to fulfill statutory supply obligations will be influenced by Federal system load growth, the outcome of BPA`s Business Plan, required operational changes in Columbia-Snake River Hydroelectric facilities, and the loss of major generating resources. In September 1993, three option development agreements were signed with three proposed natural gas-fired, combined cycle combustion turbine CT projects near Chehalis and Satsop, Washington, and near Hermiston, Oregon. Together these three projects could supply BPA with 1,090 average megawatts (aMW) of power. Under these agreements, sponsors are obtaining permits and conducting project design work, and BPA is completing this EIS process. In September 1993, BPA published a Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on these three proposed gas-fired combustion turbine projects and held public scoping meetings in October 1993 at each site. In February 1994, BPA released an Implementation Plan on the proposed scope of the EIS. A draft EIS on the three proposed projects was published in February 1995. The impacts of the Chehalis and Satsop projects located in Washington State will be covered in one EIS document, while the impacts of the Hermiston project located in Oregon are covered in this final EIS document. It is BPA`s intent to continue to base the analysis of impacts on the assumption that all three projects may be constructed at some point in the future.

  2. First non-contingent respiratory biofeedback placebo versus contingent biofeedback in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized, controlled, double-blind trial.

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    Kapitza, Karl Peter; Passie, Torsten; Bernateck, Michael; Karst, Matthias

    2010-09-01

    Previous studies reported that respiratory feedback (RFB) aids in alleviating chronic pain. However, to date, this adjunct treatment has not been rigorously tested against non-contingent (placebo) feedback. Forty-two patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to either RFB or non-contingent RFB. Both groups performed a daily 30-min home training for 15 consecutive days. A respiratory associated relaxation index (RI) was measured. Pain levels and a somatosensory profile were assessed before and after intervention. Additionally, pain levels were assessed 3 months after the end of intervention. Secondary outcome parameters included daily functioning, psychopathology, and suggestibility. T-tests showed higher and significant pain reductions for RFB, compared to non-contingent RFB. Between-group comparisons reached no significance. However, changes were more pronounced in the RFB condition, which was also true for the course of the RI and the psychopathological scores. This is the first study using a non-contingent respiratory placebo feedback in a randomized, controlled design. Within this design previous positive findings of symptom reductions in patients treated with RFB could partially replicated. Nonetheless, tendencies suggest that contingent feedback patients compared to placebo patients profit more from RFB in the long run regarding reduction of chronic pain and psychological distress.

  3. Mapeamento de QTL nos cromossomos 1, 2, 3, 12, 14, 15 e X em suínos: características de carcaça e qualidade de carne

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    Paixão,D.M.; Carneiro,P.L.S.; Paiva,S.R.; Sousa,K.R.S.; Verardo,L.L.; Braccini Neto,J.; Pinto,A.P.G.; Hidalgo,A.M.; Nascimento,C. Souza do; Périssé,I.V.; Lopes,P.S.; Guimarães,S.E.F.

    2012-01-01

    A realização do presente estudo teve como objetivo mapear Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) de carcaça e qualidade de carne em uma população F2 de suínos desenvolvida pelo cruzamento de dois reprodutores da raça brasileira Piau com 18 fêmeas comerciais (Landrace x Large White x Pietrain). O mapa de ligação para essa população foi construído após a genotipagem de 684 animais para 35 marcadores microssatélites. Os dados foram analisados pelo mapeamento por intervalo usando-se sexo, lote e genótipo ...

  4. Mapeamento e análise do uso e ocupação do solo na bacia do rio vieira no município de Montes Claros/MG

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    Adriana Aparecida Moreira; Fernando Hiago Souza Fernandes; César Vinícius Mendes Nery

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    Com o uso das geotecnologias é possível identificar o potencial que evoluem as mudanças temporais de um espaço físico-territorial. No presente trabalho buscou-se avaliar as mudanças do uso e ocupação do solo na Bacia do Rio Vieira entre um espaço temporal de três anos. Para a verificação das alterações ocorridas do mapeamento realizado por Leite et al. (2011), foi utilizado a mesma base metodológica para o ano de 2012, com classificação supervisionada, pixel a pixel, algoritmo de  máxima vero...

  5. Mapeamento de QTL nos cromossomos 1, 2, 3, 12, 14, 15 e X em suínos: características de carcaça e qualidade de carne

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    D.M. Paixão

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available A realização do presente estudo teve como objetivo mapear Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL de carcaça e qualidade de carne em uma população F2 de suínos desenvolvida pelo cruzamento de dois reprodutores da raça brasileira Piau com 18 fêmeas comerciais (Landrace x Large White x Pietrain. O mapa de ligação para essa população foi construído após a genotipagem de 684 animais para 35 marcadores microssatélites. Os dados foram analisados pelo mapeamento por intervalo usando-se sexo, lote e genótipo halotano como efeitos fixos e peso de carcaça ao abate, peso da carcaça direita e idade ao abate como covariáveis. Um total de 18 QTLs foi encontrado; os QTLs para maior espessura de toucinho na região da copa, na linha dorsolombar, e a perda por cozimento foram significativos em nível de 5% genômico. A característica espessura de toucinho foi essencialmente associada aos alelos da raça Piau, conhecido como porco tipo banha. As informações dos QTLs significativos encontrados servem para futuros estudos de mapeamento fino para identificação de genes a serem usados em conjunto com os métodos tradicionais de seleção, para melhorar a eficiência dos programas de melhoramento, assim como prover informação acerca da fisiologia envolvida no desenvolvimento das características quantitativas dos suínos.

  6. MAPEAMENTO DA SUSCETIBILIDADE A DESLIZAMENTOS USANDO TÉCNICAS DE ESTATÍSTICA BIVARIADA E SISTEMA DE INFORMAÇÕES GEOGRÁFICAS NA REGIÃO NORDESTE DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um método para mapeamento de suscetibilidade a deslizamentos na região nordeste do Rio Grande Sul, Brasil. O método é baseado em duas principais linhas de pesquisa: 1 a seleção e análise dos fatores condicionantes de deslizamentos e 2 o mapeamento de susceptibilidade com uso de um Sistema de Informações Geográficas (SIG, sensoriamento remoto e estatística bivariada. Durante a pesquisa foram testados estatisticamente parâmetros topográficos, geológicogeotécnicos e antrópicos gerados a partir de imagens ASTER, fotografias aéreas e mapas temáticos. Para determinar o peso dos fatores e diminuir a subjetividade no processo de decisão, foi avaliada a contribuição relativa de cada um deles com uso da técnica Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP, baseada na lógica de comparação pareada. Por fim, através da avaliação por critérios múltiplos, foi definido o peso de cada plano de informação empregando o método de combinação linear ponderada, obtendo como produto o mapa de susceptibilidade da área. A metodologia utilizada se mostrou rápida, de fácil aplicação e relativamente de baixo custo, podendo ser usada por instituições públicas para a previsão de deslizamentos e para auxiliar no gerenciamento do uso do solo.

  7. 77 FR 67777 - National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    ... includes: aluminum, arsenic, antimony, beryllium, cadmium, lead, manganese, zinc, and vanadium. Aluminum... that aluminum, antimony, beryllium, cadmium, lead, manganese, zinc, and vanadium did not exceed MCLs...; install and operate a new extraction well system around the landfill; prevent the discharge to Lake...

  8. Contingency planning for Phytophthora ramorum outbreaks: progress report work package 7, EU RAPRA project

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    M.H.C.G. Steeghs

    2008-01-01

    As part of the EU project ?Risk analysis for Phytophthora ramorum, a recently recognised pathogen threat to Europe and the cause of Sudden Oak Death in the USA? (acronym RAPRA) outbreak scenarios are defined and existing strategies for eradication and containment of Phytophthora ramorum evaluated. Based on the current knowledge...

  9. 75 FR 34405 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    ... munitions for use in World War II. Following the war and through the early 1980s, the facilities continued...: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. NPL Deletion Criteria III. Deletion Procedures IV. Basis for... deleting sites from the NPL. Section III discusses procedures that EPA is using for this action. Section IV...

  10. 75 FR 43082 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    ... been used for open vehicle storage early in LEAD's operation (post World War II). Two test trenches.... ACTION: Direct final rule. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is publishing a.... Mail or Hand Delivery to: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Attn: Gerald Hoover (3HS11...

  11. Guidelines for contingency planning NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) ADP security risk reduction decision studies

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    Tompkins, F. G.

    1984-01-01

    Guidance is presented to NASA Computer Security Officials for determining the acceptability or unacceptability of ADP security risks based on the technical, operational and economic feasibility of potential safeguards. The risk management process is reviewed as a specialized application of the systems approach to problem solving and information systems analysis and design. Reporting the results of the risk reduction analysis to management is considered. Report formats for the risk reduction study are provided.

  12. Identification of Decision Support Concepts for the Planning of Air Force Immediate Contingencies Operations

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    2010-03-01

    gestion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement dans les analyses; et 10. Faciliter l’intégration de l’information de diverses sources en utilisant l’approche...has been proposed by [Bikakis (2009)] based on what he refers to as the “Multi-Context Systems paradigm” “in which local context knowledge of ambient ...framework that exploits context and preference information to resolve potential conflicts caused by the interaction of ambient agents through their

  13. 75 FR 54779 - National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2010-09-09

    ... smelter may have been turned into a radium-processing facility in the early 20th century. The Chemical... South Bannock Company (groundwater). Street. OU9A International House of 2001, 2015, and 2017 Pancakes.... by Thomas Real Estate Corp.) (now Murphy Beds and a Starbucks). Site History OU1 Contamination at OU1...

  14. Green Warriors: Army Environmental Considerations for Contingency Operations from Planning through Post-Conflict

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    Mosher, David E; Lachman, Beth E; Greenberg, Michael D; Nichols, Tiffany; Rosen, Brian; Willis, Henry H

    2008-01-01

    .... This situation creates health and safety risks for soldiers, can affect missions, and can increase the importance of life-sustaining environmental infrastructures for such things as clean water...

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    ... disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot... began on March 15, 1994. As recommended in the 2001 MNA Pilot Study Report, the Remedial Goal.... Since that time community involvement activities, including community interviews, have occurred during...

  16. 76 FR 60777 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-09-30

    ... EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification... treatment system. The ESD also included continuation of a vacuum extraction pilot study to treat ] soil... have included public notices, interviews and public meetings on cleanup activities. In addition to...

  17. Green Warriors: Army Environmental Considerations for Contingency Operations from Planning through Post-Conflict

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    2008-01-01

    birds and pets ; and considerable emotional trauma to residents and visitors alike when snakes invaded human habitats where they could cause severe...funding for this and two other projects (building a new Internet cafe and refurbishing a child-care center). OIF/Iraq 69 u.S. forces digging a well the

  18. 76 FR 20546 - National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    ..., cadmium, nickel, and lead. The detection of organic constituents in downgradient monitoring wells and the.... Contaminants had migrated from the upper aquifer to the lower aquifer. Groundwater flow rate was calculated as... Consent Decree. The paint sludge was excavated to the surveyed groundwater level and to the visual lateral...

  19. 78 FR 60721 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    ... along Mohawk Street located upgradient to groundwater flow around the landfill and eight additional..., gas collection/lateral drainage layer and gas venting systems were also installed. Monitoring wells... showed PCB concentrations ranging from below the detection limit, in numerous samples, to 500 ppm at soil...

  20. 78 FR 45871 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    ... lateral extent and the south disposal pit was observed to be approximately 0.8 to 1.0 acres in lateral... required grade; Installation of bioswales or other infiltration features to direct clean surface water flow...-annual basis from 1999 through 2010. The highest detection of resorcinol during the monitoring period was...

  1. 78 FR 70231 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-11-25

    ..., Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 886-4746, [email protected] . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents... monitoring of groundwater. During the drafting of the feasibility study (FS), the PRPs requested that the....O. 12580, 52 FR 2923; 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 193. Appendix B-- 0 2. Table 1 of Appendix B to part 300...

  2. 78 FR 45064 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    ... drinking water purposes at the site. The EPA risk assessment memo is included as attachment 2 to the May... site nor shall it serve as a drinking water supply or be used for any other purpose until EPA and Mass... confirmed the presence of chemical contamination at the Site. Several tanks and drums were also observed to...

  3. 76 FR 32115 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... Priorities List: Intent To Delete the Coker's Sanitation Service Landfills Superfund Site AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA...

  4. 76 FR 50133 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-08-12

    ... monitoring program to track the migration and concentrations of the contaminants of concern; and... near the facility; Implementation of a long-term ground-water monitoring program to track the migration... soil vapor intrusion pathway typically recommends collecting sub-slab or indoor air samples. However...

  5. 75 FR 55479 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2010-09-13

    ... two letters were opposed to the proposed partial deletion of the CES and OPS. All public comments and... site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability, in the unlikely event that future..., Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply. Dated: September...

  6. 77 FR 45968 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2012-08-02

    ... gently rolling hills to steeply sloping ridges, varying from narrow valleys to fairly expansive low-lying... corrugated metal pipe with slits in the bottom five feet and surrounded by crushed stone, was installed at...

  7. 76 FR 49324 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-08-10

    ... 1910 through 1972, IS&R operated copper and lead smelters and a lead-zinc flotation mill. In the early... located within the tailing impoundment. The copper smelter was closed in 1946, followed by the closure of... exceeded cleanup levels were addressed by placing a 12-inch thick cap of clean soil over the contaminated...

  8. 77 FR 21870 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2012-04-12

    ... to placing clean fill over the area. All compounds analyzed for, including PCBs, were at non... was then filled with clean soil, graded, and vegetated. The groundwater monitoring program was agreed... Chromium 0.05 Copper 1.02 Iron 0.3 Lead 1.05 Manganese 0.05 Nickel 13.4 Silver 0.005 Thallium 0.013 Zinc 1...

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    2011-06-03

    ... of contaminants at the highest levels for styrene, ethylbenzene, and phenolic compounds. Leachate... 1986, EPA issued letters to several Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) notifying them of their potential liability for Site response actions and inviting them to conduct the RI/FS. On December 30, 1987...

  10. Duck Virus Enteritus Contingency Plan for Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Since the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife has the responsibility for managing and safeguarding the welfare of our country's migratory 'Wildlife resources,...

  11. 75 FR 33724 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2010-06-15

    ... to become contaminated through the air deposition of these particles. Foundry practices may have also... may have impacted the on- and off-site soils may include lead-based paint and historical deposition... memorandum to address the removal of approximately 5,355 deteriorating drums of waste from the Site and 100...

  12. Contingency Plan for FGD Systems During Downtime as a Function of PSD

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    This document may be of assistance in applying the New Source Review (NSR) air permitting regulations including the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements. This document is part of the NSR Policy and Guidance Database. Some documents in the database are a scanned or retyped version of a paper photocopy of the original. Although we have taken considerable effort to quality assure the documents, some may contain typographical errors. Contact the office that issued the document if you need a copy of the original.

  13. 78 FR 69302 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-11-19

    ... four major washes that flowed through former El Toro MCAS. These included Agua Chinon Wash, Bee Canyon Wash, Borrego Canyon Wash, and Marshburn Channel. Three of these drainages (Agua Chinon Wash, Bee... contamination was detected at depths of 15 to 20 feet below ground surface (bgs) at the southern end of Agua...

  14. 76 FR 18066 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-04-01

    ..., Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply. Dated: March 17, 2011. Ira W. Leighton, Acting Regional... buildings around the footprint of the capped portion of the site. This reuse would ensure that none of the...

  15. 77 FR 50044 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2012-08-20

    ... requirements, Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply. Dated: August 2, 2012. Judith A. Enck, Regional... within the footprint of the former interim storage pile were removed and shipped off-site for disposal by...

  16. 75 FR 26131 - National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List

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    2010-05-11

    ...-mail: [email protected] . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. NPL... is the detection limit of the TEM analytical method) were addressed in the remedy. The objective was...

  17. 76 FR 50414 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-08-15

    ... public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit electronic comments, EPA recommends that... monitor wells within the deep Farrington aquifer. In a supplemental investigation, a third round of water sampling was conducted on the 21 wells in addition to installing two more deep wells in the deep Farrington...

  18. 78 FR 66283 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-11-05

    ... the NPL, the deleted site may be restored to the NPL without application of the hazard ranking system... Attention: William Joyner. Mail: William Joyner, Remedial Project Manager, Superfund Remedial Section A...://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your...

  19. 76 FR 70057 - National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-11-10

    ... hazard ranking system. III. Partial Deletion Procedures The following procedures apply to this partial..., Remedial Project Manager, at [email protected] or Megan McSeveney, Community Involvement Coordinator...: Karen Cibulskis, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 (SR-6J), 77...

  20. 78 FR 65210 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-10-31

    ... the hazard ranking system. Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability... INFORMATION CONTACT: Dante Rodriguez, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9...

  1. 78 FR 56611 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-09-13

    ... may be restored to the NPL without application of the hazard ranking system. Deletion of a site from..., Remedial Project Manager, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta...

  2. 78 FR 48809 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-08-12

    ... new data to baseline or established ground water protection standards (GWPS) to identify potential... not adversely impacted at concentrations greater than ARARs. The ground water monitoring data will be... Torres, RPM, US-EPA Region 6, Mail Code 6SF- RL, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202. Hand Delivery...

  3. 77 FR 43529 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2012-07-25

    ... hardwood forest. The town of Browns Mills is immediately to the east of the Military Reservation. To the..., Superfund, Water pollution control, Water supply. Dated: July 9, 2012. Judith Enck, Regional Administrator...

  4. Avian Influenza Surveillance and Disease Contingency Plan for Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge 2006

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — With Avian Influenza, a nonclinical viral infection, becoming a growing concern for wild bird populations in North America and the United States, it has become...

  5. 75 FR 27192 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2010-05-14

    ... with LDEQ State requirements. 5. Building Debris--The concrete slabs were broken with jackhammers... 550 yd\\3\\ of concrete was transported offsite and donated to a local concrete recycler. All other... loaded onto trailers. Approximately 43 tons of steel and other metal debris were recycled. 6...

  6. 78 FR 47205 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-08-05

    ... East Railroad (21 acres). The Site covers approximately 72 acres and is bisected by U.S. Highway 142... and developed ways to address the contamination. A Human Health Risk Assessment and an Ecological Risk... Surface Soil Prevent exposure to current and future human and ecological receptors through ingestion...

  7. 76 FR 30027 - National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List

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    2011-05-24

    ... contamination. The OUs are as follows: 1. Yak Tunnel/Water Treatment Plant 2. Malta Gulch Tailing Impoundments... (RIs) began for several areas within the Site, including mine waste rock piles, tailing disposal areas...-related primary sources such tailing and mine waste piles. Other primary sources include lead-containing...

  8. 76 FR 58404 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-09-21

    ... California Gulch Superfund Site (Site), located in Lake County, Colorado, from the National Priorities List... remaining portions of OU9 of the California Gulch Superfund Site, located in Leadville, Lake County...., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays; and Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Avenue...

  9. 75 FR 48867 - National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2010-08-12

    .... Response Actions On August 22, 1995, Ecology and Environment (E&E), the EPA Technical Assistance Team (TAT... to present a significant risk to public health, welfare, or the environment. Sites on the NPL may be... significant threat to public health or the environment and, therefore, the taking of remedial measures is not...

  10. Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance and Contingency Plan : Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) of deer and elk in North America. The causative agent of CWD is thought to be...

  11. 78 FR 16612 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Revision To Increase Public...

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    2013-03-18

    ... forms (e.g. paper copies; microform) (2) electronic resources, or (3) both traditional forms and electronic resources. The lead agency should assess the capacity and resources of the public to utilize and... agency should assess the capacity and resources of the public to utilize and maintain an electronic- or...

  12. 78 FR 24134 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-04-24

    ... discontinued and the waste was land-farmed using a process called spray irrigation. Prior to closure of the impoundments and the spray irrigation field, wastewater flowed to three RCRA surface impoundments. In 1980, a... potentially impacted surface and subsurface soils within the property boundary of the Facility known as the...

  13. Contingence plan for blocked feeders; Plano de contigencia para alimentadores bloqueados

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    Reis, Hermano Campos Wanderley [Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CEMIG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

    2000-07-01

    The present work was proposed and elaborated viewing the better attendance to the customers of CEMIG, under coordination of CORD/DC, presenting some actions that optimizes the time of reestablishing of feeders, minimizing the impact of shortage o electric power.

  14. Resource Estimations in Contingency Planning for Foot-And-Mouth Disease

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    Boklund, Anette; Sten, Mortensen; Holm Johansen, Maren

    for the Danish swine industry, which had an export of €4.4 billion in 2012. The purposes of this project were to: 1) estimate the resources needed during an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Denmark, 2) identify areas, which can delay the control of the disease, and 3) develop an iterative tool, which...... can easily be updated, when knowledge is gained from other veterinary crises or during an outbreak of FMD. A stochastic simulation model was developed in InterSpread Plus to simulate spread of FMD in Denmark. The personnel and resource needs was estimated using results from this model...... simulation model, it was possible to create a simple model in excel to estimate the requirements for personnel and materiel during an FMD outbreak in Denmark. The model can easily be adjusted, when new information on resources appears from management of other crisis or from new model runs....

  15. Consequence of changes in herd size and densities for the contingency planning

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    Christiansen, Lasse Engbo; Hisham Beshara Halasa, Tariq; Boklund, Anette

    2012-01-01

    The objective of the current work was to evaluate whether the effects and control of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) spread would differ following the structural changes to the Danish agricultural sector from now until 2030. Following the predicted structural changes, a new farm file was created......, representing active farms in 2030. Index herds were randomly selected from the created farm file. The farm file contains information about the herd ID, coordinates, number of animals and movement rates. DTU-DADS and ISP were used to simulate the spread of FMD in Denmark in 2030. Following discussions...... and vaccination started after detecting 10 infected herds. Compared to the current situation, future FMD outbreaks are, based on median values, predicted to be shorter and cheaper. Nonetheless, we also predicted that extreme epidemics would be larger and more expensive. Epidemiologic results predict that pre...

  16. Resource Estimations in Contingency Planning for Foot-And-Mouth Disease

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    Boklund, Anette; Sten, Mortensen; Holm Johansen, Maren

    . This is important for the Danish swine industry, which had an export of €4.4 billion in 2012. Materials and methods The purposes of this project were to: 1) estimate the resources needed during an outbreak of FMD in Denmark, 2) identify areas, which can delay the control of the disease, and 3) develop an iterative...... tool, which can easily be updated, when knowledge is gained from other veterinary crises or during an outbreak of FMD. A stochastic simulation model was developed in InterSpread Plus to simulate spread of FMD in Denmark. The personnel and resource needs was estimated using results from this model...... on results from a stochastic simulation model, it was possible to create a simple model in excel to estimate the requirements for personnel and materiel during an FMD outbreak in Denmark. The model can easily be adjusted, when new information on resources appears from management of other crisis or from new...

  17. 75 FR 44920 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2010-07-30

    ... extraction), of the contaminated soil in the southeastern portion of the property in the area of high VOC contamination; (2) extraction of the site-related groundwater contaminant plume present in the upper 50 feet of... remediation. Soil Remediation Based on data from the RI and knowledge of the locations of the two primary...

  18. 76 FR 45432 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-07-29

    ... included waste removal, water treatment, oil/water separation, and sludge stabilization. Approximately 250... the wastewater aboveground storage tank (AST), boiler house ASTs, open top slop tanks area, horizontal...), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and pesticides. Several samples...

  19. 76 FR 76314 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2011-12-07

    ... stored on-site. Removal activities included waste removal, water treatment, oil/water separation, and... investigations of the Site included the wastewater aboveground storage tank (AST), boiler house ASTs, open top...), and pesticides. Several samples containing above background concentrations of metals and SVOCs were...

  20. 78 FR 49939 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-08-16

    ... ammonia leaching process involving cupric ammonium carbonate was used to recover copper and other metals... subsequent action as part of the remedial action. Torch Lake was the site of copper milling and smelting... 1868. At the mills, copper was extracted by crushing or stamping the rock into smaller pieces and...

  1. Green Warriors: Army Environmental Considerations for Contingency Operations from Planning through Post-Conflict

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    Mosher, David E; Lachman, Beth E; Greenberg, Michael D; Nichols, Tiffany; Rosen, Brian; Willis, Henry H

    2008-01-01

    .... Army conducts overseas. Countries in which the Army conducts operations tend to have environmental problems caused by industrialization, lack of environmental protection, long-running conflict, and natural conditions...

  2. 75 FR 47482 - National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2010-08-06

    ... NYCRR Part 360, including seeding with a seed mixture to foster natural habitat, and replacement of... to conduct the remedial design and construction work at the Site. The PRPs prepared a Remedial Design... (barrier layer material placement and compaction, topsoil and seeding, and passive gas venting). Zoladz...

  3. 77 FR 50038 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2012-08-20

    ... Remedial Technology (RRT Stipulation), which was approved by the Court in August 1986. During the RRT...; Final capping and Site closure; and, TCDD Bioaccumulation Study in Lake Ontario. The RRT established APL... interfere with any portion of the remedial action for the Site enumerated in the RRT Stipulation. The...

  4. 77 FR 66729 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Revision To Increase Public...

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    2012-11-07

    ... available. Some of these computers did not have CD drives to avoid the introduction of viruses into the... to EPA regulations to broaden the technology, to include computer telecommunications or other... electronic- or computer telecommunications-based repository to make a decision on which approach suits a...

  5. 77 FR 66783 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Revision To Increase Public...

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    2012-11-07

    ... technology, to include computer telecommunications or other electronic means, that the lead agency is... resources of the public to utilize and maintain an electronic- or computer ] telecommunications-based... viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at...

  6. 75 FR 53222 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List

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    2010-08-31

    .... Section IV discusses the Powersville Site Superfund Site and demonstrates how it meets the deletion... soil for better drainage. Two feet of soil is then layered on top of the liner. A vegetative layer was...

  7. 75 FR 27464 - Special Reporting, Analysis and Contingent Resolution Plans at Certain Large Insured Depository...

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    2010-05-17

    ... comments received will be posted without change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal including.... Organizational and operational complexity of the largest IDIs results in opaque structures. The very largest IDIs... information that may be required by the authorities in managing a financial crisis. The FSB recommendations...

  8. 78 FR 33276 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-06-04

    ... considered part of the Site. Residential properties include those with high accessibility to sensitive... Discussion (``OmahaLEAD'') Web site. Omaha LEAD is a Geographic Information Systems (``GIS'')-based Web site...

  9. 77 FR 64748 - National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2012-10-23

    ... further increase the efficiency of reclamation. The chemical reagents included lime, pyridine oil, coal... consumption of Torch Lake sauger and walleye fish due to tumors of unknown origin. The Torch Lake Site was...

  10. 77 FR 37630 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2012-06-22

    ... consists of a four-acre plot and is located on Gardner Road approximately 500 feet west of the Wilmington... pit for fire-training purposes during the Vietnam War. Jet fuel and drainage from petroleum fuel... removed, including the fuel supply tank and its associated underground piping system, the railroad tank...

  11. 77 FR 14717 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2012-03-13

    ... consists of the former Fire Protection Training Area (FPTA), Pond 001, and a portion of the drainage... west is the entrance road to the Base's wastewater treatment plant and to the south is the wastewater... solvent underground storage tanks located on the northwest corner of the Pride Hangar were the primary...

  12. 78 FR 44455 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...

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    2013-07-24

    ..., Sola found low concentrations of volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination in the groundwater... cancer risk based on use of on-site contaminated groundwater for drinking water of 1 x 10 -4 (1 person... following elements: ] Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) to achieve groundwater clean-up standards ICs to...

  13. Mapeamento de áreas de risco para ocorrência da ferrugem do eucalipto no Espírito Santo e extremo sul da Bahia

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    Willian Bucker Moraes

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A ferrugem do eucalipto, causada pelo fungo Puccinia psidii Winter, é uma das doenças mais importantes para a eucaliptocultura. O patógeno causa doença principalmente em folhas, hastes e em brotações jovens, sob condições de molhamento foliar noturno acima de 6 horas, por 5 a 7 dias consecutivos, e temperatura na faixa de 18 a 25 ºC, sendo ótimo 23 ºC. Considerando a influência das condições climáticas no ciclo de vida do patógeno, o plantio de eucalipto em épocas e em locais desfavoráveis à ocorrência e desenvolvimento do patógeno é uma das possíveis estratégias de manejo integrado da doença. Assim, objetivou-se mapear áreas de risco de ocorrência para a ferrugem do eucalipto no Espírito Santo e extremo sul da Bahia. Para tanto, calculou-se o índice de infecção (II, a partir da média diária da temperatura máxima (T e da duração do período de molhamento foliar (H, conforme o modelo II = -32,263 + 3,699 T + 0,461 H - 0,0018 TH - 0,0903 T² - 0,0068 H². Os dados utilizados foram obtidos do banco de dados meteorológicos, das regiões de Aracruz e São Mateus (Espírito Santo e da Região Teixeira de Freitas (Bahia, referentes aos anos de 2001 a 2006, totalizando 26 estações meteorológicas. A partir do índice de infecção, realizou-se o cálculo de um fator de correção, definido como a razão entre o valor 100 e o maior valor interpolado do índice de infecção, para classificar os valores obtidos dentro de uma escala de 0 e 100 pontos de risco, gerando o índice de risco. Com base no valor do índice de risco, elaboraram-se mapas de distribuição espaço-temporal da ocorrência da doença, utilizando o software ArcGis 9.2TM. Os meses de maio a novembro foram os mais favoráveis para ocorrência da doença. Considerando a distribuição espaço-temporal a metodologia adotada mostrou-se eficiente para o mapeamento do risco de ocorrência da ferrugem do eucalipto para o estado do Espírito Santo e

  14. Distinct changes in CREB phosphorylation in frontal cortex and striatum during contingent and non-contingent performance of a visual attention task

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    Mirjana eCarli

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The cyclic-AMP response element binding protein (CREB family of transcription factors has been implicated in numerous forms of behavioural plasticity. We investigated CREB phosphorylation along some nodes of corticostriatal circuitry such as frontal cortex (FC and dorsal (caudate putamen, CPu and ventral (nucleus accumbens, NAC striatum in response to the contingent or non-contingent performance of the five-choice serial reaction time task (5-CSRTT used to assess visuospatial attention. Three experimental manipulations were used; an attentional performance group (contingent, master, a group trained previously on the task but for whom the instrumental contingency coupling responding with stimulus detection and reward was abolished (non-contingent, yoked and a control group matched for food deprivation and exposure to the test apparatus (untrained. Rats trained on the 5-CSRTT (both master and yoked had higher levels of CREB protein in the FC, CPu and NAC compared to untrained controls. Despite the divergent behaviour of master and yoked rats CREB activity in the FC was not substantially different. In rats performing the 5-CSRTT (master, CREB activity was completely abolished in the CPu whereas in the NAC it remained unchanged. In contrast, CREB phosphorylation in CPu and NAC increased only when the contingency changed from goal-dependent to goal-independent reinforcement (yoked. The present results indicate that up-regulation of CREB protein expression across cortical and striatal regions possibly reflects the extensive instrumental learning and performance whereas increased CREB activity in striatal regions may signal the unexpected change in the relationship between instrumental action and reinforcement.

  15. The NGO/Military Relationship and Complex Contingencies: A Tool Review

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    Wright, Stephanie

    2000-01-01

    .... This is a review of factors driving that involvement and, as a result, the tools that are developing for interagency coordination in cases of complex contingencies with a focus primarily on the NGO...

  16. Programming a randomized dependent group contingency and common stimuli to promote durable behavior change.

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    Cariveau, Tom; Kodak, Tiffany

    2017-01-01

    Low levels of academic engagement may impede students' acquisition of skills. Intervening on student behavior using group contingencies may be a feasible way to increase academic engagement during group instruction. The current study examined the effect of a randomized dependent group contingency on levels of academic engagement for second-grade participants receiving small-group reading and writing instruction. The results showed that a randomized dependent group contingency increased the academic engagement of primary participants and several of the other participants during small-group instruction. The findings also showed that high levels of academic engagement were maintained when common stimuli were present and the dependent group contingency was withdrawn. © 2016 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

  17. Programming a randomized dependent group contingency and common stimuli to promote durable behavior change

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    Cariveau, Tom; Kodak, Tiffany

    2017-01-01

    Low levels of academic engagement may impede students’ acquisition of skills. Intervening on student behavior using group contingencies may be a feasible way to increase academic engagement during group instruction...

  18. Effects of contingent self-esteem on depressive symptoms and suicidal behavior.

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    Lakey, Chad E; Hirsch, Jameson K; Nelson, Lyndsay A; Nsamenang, Sheri A

    2014-01-01

    Contingent self-esteem, or self-worth hinged upon successfully meeting standards or attaining goals, requires continual maintenance and validation. Despite the inherent instability that accompanies contingent self-esteem, relatively little is known about how it relates to markers of mental health. A sample of 371 college students completed measures of self-esteem, contingent self-esteem, suicidal behaviors, and depression. Individuals with fragile low self-esteem, described as highly contingent, reported greater depressive symptoms and suicidal behavior. Among those with secure high self-esteem, or high yet noncontingent, depression and suicide risk were markedly lower. Therapeutically promoting positive but noncontingent self-worth may reduce poor mental health outcomes.

  19. Implicit misattribution of evaluative responses: contingency-unaware evaluative conditioning requires simultaneous stimulus presentations.

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    Hütter, Mandy; Sweldens, Steven

    2013-08-01

    Recent research has shown that evaluative conditioning (EC) procedures can change attitudes without participants' awareness of the contingencies between conditioned and unconditioned stimuli (Hütter, Sweldens, Stahl, Unkelbach, & Klauer, 2012). We present a theoretical explanation and boundary condition for the emergence of unaware EC effects based on the implicit misattribution of evaluative responses from unconditioned to conditioned stimuli. We hypothesize that such misattribution is only possible when conditioned and unconditioned stimuli are perceived simultaneously. Therefore we manipulate the simultaneity of the stimulus presentations and apply a process dissociation procedure to distinguish contingency-aware from contingency-unaware EC effects. A multinomial model indicates that with sequential presentations, EC effects do not occur without contingency awareness. However, unaware EC effects do occur with simultaneous presentations. The findings support dual-process theories of learning. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved.

  20. Contingency theories of leadership: how might we use them in clinical practice?

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    Mills, J K A; McKimm, J

    2016-05-01

    This article explores how contingency theories of leadership (pragmatic theories that note 'no one size fits all') can be used by multidisciplinary health-care teams to improve communication and patient care.