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  1. Supporting Info

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Supporting Info. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Washington , J., and T. Jenkins. Abiotic Hydrolysis of Fluorotelomer-Based Polymers as a...

  2. Info@performance

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    Jespersen, Kristina Risom

    2003-01-01

    The design of interactive methods for collecting can benefit from the Web-technology. Info@performance.NPD illustrate the combination of experimental design, role-playing and a scenario build on Web-based technology. Having created a simulation of a new product development process, Info@performan......The design of interactive methods for collecting can benefit from the Web-technology. Info@performance.NPD illustrate the combination of experimental design, role-playing and a scenario build on Web-based technology. Having created a simulation of a new product development process, Info......@performance.NPD is an example of how data collection can be done through the Internet. The opportunities of combining several methodological designs with aid of Web-technology are unlimited....

  3. InfoSound

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    Sonnenwald, Diane H.; Gopinath, B.; Haberman, Gary O.

    1990-01-01

    The authors explore ways to enhance users' comprehension of complex applications using music and sound effects to present application-program events that are difficult to detect visually. A prototype system, Infosound, allows developers to create and store musical sequences and sound effects...... with application events, and have real-time, continuous auditory control of sounds during application execution. InfoSound has been used to create auditory interfaces for two applications: a telephone network service simulation and a parallel computation simulation. The auditory interfaces in these applications...... helped users detect rapid, multiple-event sequences that were difficult to visually detect using text and graphical interfaces. The authors describe the architecture of InfoSound, the use of the system, and the lessons learned....

  4. Epi Info™ 7

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Podcasts

    2012-06-12

    In this podcast, Brad Myers, Director of the Division of Communication Services, talks with Asad Islam, who leads the Epi Info™ team at CDC, about Epi Info's new tools.  Created: 6/12/2012 by Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (OSELS).   Date Released: 1/17/2013.

  5. 337Info - Unfair Import Investigations Information System

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    US International Trade Commission — The 337Info database contains data relating to Section 337 investigations instituted, or otherwise initiated, by the U.S. International Trade Commission on or after...

  6. Infoühiskond / Raivo Suni

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    Suni, Raivo, 1976-

    1999-01-01

    Infoühiskond on paradigmana sattunud sotsiaalteadlaste tähelepanu alla seoses informatsiooni plahvatusliku väärtustumisega viimastele aastatel. Ka kultuuriimperialismist, kulturoloogilisest lähenemisest. Meediatehnoloogia areng on aidanud levida väärtustel, mis varem olid kättesaadavad vaid eliidile (Walter Benjamin "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction")

  7. Creating Simple Admin Tools Using Info*Engine and Java

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    Jones, Corey; Kapatos, Dennis; Skradski, Cory; Felkins, J. D.

    2012-01-01

    PTC has provided a simple way to dynamically interact with Windchill using Info*Engine. This presentation will describe how to create a simple Info*Engine Tasks capable of saving Windchill 10.0 administration of tedious work.

  8. InfoTerra/TerraSAR initiative

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    Wahl, Manfred W.

    2004-01-01

    The overarching goal of the InfoTerra/TerraSAR Initiative is to establish a self-sustaining operational/commercial business built on Europe"s know-how and experience in space-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology, in SAR data processing as well as in SAR applications. InfoTerra stands for a new business concept based on supplying innovative geo-information products and services. TerraSAR is a space and ground system conceived to consist of an initial deployment and operation of 2 Radar satellites (one in X- and one in L-band) flying in a tandem configuration in the same orbit. The design of TerraSAR is driven by the market and is user-oriented. TerraSAR is key to capturing a significant proportion of the existing market and to opening new market opportunities, when it becomes operational. The InfoTerra/TerraSAR Initiative has evolved gradually. It started in 1997 as a joint venture between German (DSS) and British (MMS-UK) space industry, strongly supported by both space agencies, DLR and BNSC. In early 2001, DLR and BNSC submitted to ESA the Formal Programme Proposal for InfoTerra/TerraSAR to become an essential element of ESA"s Earth Watch Programme. In summer 2001, when it became evident that there was not yet sufficient support from the ESA Member States to allow immediate start entering into TerraSAR Phase C/D, it has been decided to implement first a TerraSAR consolidation phase. In early 2002, in order to avoid further delays, a contract was signed between DLR and Astrium GmbH on the development of one component of TerraSAR, the TerraSAR-X, in the frame of a national programme, governed by a Public Private Partnership Agreement. Even if now the different launch dates for TerraSAR-X and TerraSAR-L are narrowing down the window of common data acquisition, it is a reasonable starting point, but it should always be kept in mind that the utmost goal for the longterm is to achieve self sustainability by supplying geo-information products and services

  9. Cognitive infocommunications (CogInfoCom)

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    Baranyi, Péter; Sallai, Gyula

    2015-01-01

    This book describes the theoretical foundations of cognitive infocommunications (CogInfoCom), and provides a survey on state-of-the-art solutions and applications within the field. The book covers aspects of cognitive infocommunications in the research fields of affective computing, BCI, future internet, HCI, HRI, sensory substitution, and virtual/augmented interactions. The book focuses on describing the merging between humans and information and communications technology (ICT) at the level of cognitive capabilities with an approach towards developing future cognitive ICT.   · Provides a comprehensive overview of cognitive infocommunications   · Covers theoretical and practical aspects of cognitive infocommunications   · Discusses applications employing various aspects of infocommunication.

  10. Plan de negocio Security Info Consultores

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    Cardona Cubillos, Diego Alejandro

    2013-01-01

    La empresa a crear tiene como razón social Security Info Consultores, con domicilio principal en la ciudad de Bogotá, y su servicio principal consiste en implementar un modelo de seguridad informática acorde a cada empresa, en dar charlas y conferencia sobre normatividad, correcta custodia de la información, concientización sobre la importancia del manejo de la información, capacitar al personal para que tengan un conocimiento detallado y claro sobre le modelo implantado, desarrollar audito...

  11. Riigipead mõtestavad infoühiskonda / Imre Siil

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    Siil, Imre

    2003-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise Telekommunikatsiooniliidu (International Telecommunications Union, ITU) algatusel ettevalmistatavast maailma infoühiskonna alasest tippkohtumisest (World Summit on Information Society, WSIS)

  12. A BIM-Info delivery protocol

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    Martin Hooper

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Today, with many of the technological issues of integrated information management resolved (perhaps excluding the matter of interoperability, defining the content and status of BIM information deliveries remains both a practical and a theoretical problem. New BIM tools and new design processes and procedures have led to a certain confusion of what information is needed for particular BIM uses. This paper seeks to explore and enable a method of defining the content of model information deliverables through a review of 2 key primary specific BIM uses: 3d Design Coordination and Early Energy Appraisal through an analysis of practical application. The scope of this study is limited to a review of information flow within residential projects in a Swedish context and looks at two projects with a view to identify and establish a common definition of the key BIM objects and properties necessary for particular tasks. The key deliverable from this study is the BIM-Info Delivery Protocol (IDP which attempts to align consultant BIM-information delivery expectations and represents a tangible solution to assist consultants to manage BIM information. Concluding reflections consider the positioning of the IDP relative to the on-going development of IDMs / MVDs and highlight the key constituent parameters of an Information Delivery Specification (IDS.

  13. The ALICE DAQ infoLogger

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    Chapeland, S.; Carena, F.; Carena, W.; Chibante Barroso, V.; Costa, F.; Dénes, E.; Divià, R.; Fuchs, U.; Grigore, A.; Ionita, C.; Delort, C.; Simonetti, G.; Soós, C.; Telesca, A.; Vande Vyvre, P.; Von Haller, B.; Alice Collaboration

    2014-04-01

    ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a heavy-ion experiment studying the physics of strongly interacting matter and the quark-gluon plasma at the CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider). The ALICE DAQ (Data Acquisition System) is based on a large farm of commodity hardware consisting of more than 600 devices (Linux PCs, storage, network switches). The DAQ reads the data transferred from the detectors through 500 dedicated optical links at an aggregated and sustained rate of up to 10 Gigabytes per second and stores at up to 2.5 Gigabytes per second. The infoLogger is the log system which collects centrally the messages issued by the thousands of processes running on the DAQ machines. It allows to report errors on the fly, and to keep a trace of runtime execution for later investigation. More than 500000 messages are stored every day in a MySQL database, in a structured table keeping track for each message of 16 indexing fields (e.g. time, host, user, ...). The total amount of logs for 2012 exceeds 75GB of data and 150 million rows. We present in this paper the architecture and implementation of this distributed logging system, consisting of a client programming API, local data collector processes, a central server, and interactive human interfaces. We review the operational experience during the 2012 run, in particular the actions taken to ensure shifters receive manageable and relevant content from the main log stream. Finally, we present the performance of this log system, and future evolutions.

  14. InfoPoems: Various Topics | | South African Family Practice

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    Topics: 1.Medications help passage of kidney stones. 2.Limited data on probiotics to prevent antibiotic induced diarrhea in kids. 3.Best way to perform lumbar puncture and analyze results. 4.Acupuncture effective for long-term back pain relief. InfoPOEMs® keep you current and answers your clinical medicine questions at ...

  15. Infosüsteemi audit on juhtimisvahend / Kristjan Hiiemaa

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    Hiiemaa, Kristjan

    2005-01-01

    Ettevõtte infosüsteemide auditeerimise vajalikkusest, võimalustest, tulemustest. Äririski hindamisest ning töökohtade vastavusest ohutus- ja ergonoomianõuetele. Lisa: Heatasemeline IS audit võiks koosneda järgmistest osadest

  16. Infosüsteemi audit on juhtimisvahend / Kristjan Hiiemaa

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    Hiiemaa, Kristjan

    2005-01-01

    Nõuetele vastavuse kontrollist ja hinnangu andmisest auditeeritava organisatsiooni infosüsteemile. Äririski hindamisest ning töökohtade vastavusest ohutus- ja ergonoomianõuetele. Lisad: IS auditi protsess; Hea ja piisava katvusega IS audit koosneb järgmistest osadest; Mida annab IS audit firma tippjuhile

  17. InfoClim : Platform for Helping Vulnerable Communities Adapt to ...

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    The project InfoClim will establish a platform to facilitate the integration of scientific information, local adaptation strategies and policies for reducing vulnerability in Sénégal. Working ... The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa received a Science Diplomacy Award from the Government of South Africa.

  18. InfoGallery: Informative Arts Services for Physical Library Spaces

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    Grønbæk, Kaj; Rohde, Anne; Sundararajah, Balasuthas

    2006-01-01

    Much focus in digital libraries research has been devoted to new online services rather than services for the visitors in the physical library. This paper describes InfoGallery, which is a web-based infrastructure for enriching the physical library space with informative art "exhibitions......" of digital library material and other relevant information, such as RSS news streams, event announcements etc. InfoGallery presents information in an aesthetically attractive manner on a variety of surfaces in the library, including cylindrical displays and floors. The infrastructure consists of a server...... structure, an editor application and a variety of display clients. The paper discusses the design of the infrastructure and its utilization of RSS, podcasts and manually edited news. Applications in the library domain are described and the experiences are discussed....

  19. SoilInfo App: global soil information on your palm

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    Hengl, Tomislav; Mendes de Jesus, Jorge

    2015-04-01

    ISRIC ' World Soil Information has released in 2014 and app for mobile de- vices called 'SoilInfo' (http://soilinfo-app.org) and which aims at providing free access to the global soil data. SoilInfo App (available for Android v.4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich or higher, and Apple v.6.x and v.7.x iOS) currently serves the Soil- Grids1km data ' a stack of soil property and class maps at six standard depths at a resolution of 1 km (30 arc second) predicted using automated geostatistical mapping and global soil data models. The list of served soil data includes: soil organic carbon (), soil pH, sand, silt and clay fractions (%), bulk density (kg/m3), cation exchange capacity of the fine earth fraction (cmol+/kg), coarse fragments (%), World Reference Base soil groups, and USDA Soil Taxonomy suborders (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105992). New soil properties and classes will be continuously added to the system. SoilGrids1km are available for download under a Creative Commons non-commercial license via http://soilgrids.org. They are also accessible via a Representational State Transfer API (http://rest.soilgrids.org) service. SoilInfo App mimics common weather apps, but is also largely inspired by the crowdsourcing systems such as the OpenStreetMap, Geo-wiki and similar. Two development aspects of the SoilInfo App and SoilGrids are constantly being worked on: Data quality in terms of accuracy of spatial predictions and derived information, and Data usability in terms of ease of access and ease of use (i.e. flexibility of the cyberinfrastructure / functionalities such as the REST SoilGrids API, SoilInfo App etc). The development focus in 2015 is on improving the thematic and spatial accuracy of SoilGrids predictions, primarily by using finer resolution covariates (250 m) and machine learning algorithms (such as random forests) to improve spatial predictions.

  20. IDG's InfoWorld names 100 most innovative corporate IT solutions for 2007

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    2007-01-01

    "IDG's InfoWorld has announced the winners of its InfoWorld 100 Awards. The annual awards honor IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals." (2 pages)

  1. Research and realization of info-net security controlling system

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    Xu, Tao; Zhang, Wei; Li, Xuhong; Wang, Xia; Pan, Wenwen

    2017-03-01

    The thesis introduces some relative concepts about Network Cybernetics, and we design and realize a new info-net security controlling system based on Network Cybernetics. The system can control the endpoints, safely save files, encrypt communication, supervise actions of users and show security conditions, in order to realize full-scale security management. At last, we simulate the functions of the system. The results show, the system can ensure the controllability of users and devices, and supervise them real-time. The system can maximize the security of the network and users.

  2. Info.cern.ch returns to the Web

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    2006-01-01

    First web address is reincarnated as a historical reference on the birth of the Web. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, with one of the first Web pages on his computer. CERN invites you to take a virtual trip back in time and have a look at what the very first URL, which led to a revolution of the way we communicate and share information, was all about. The original web server, whose address was info.cern.ch, centred on information regarding the WorldWideWeb (WWW) project. Visitors could learn more about hypertext, technical details for creating one's own webpage, and even an explanation on how to search the Web for information-something 5 year-olds of today have mastered since it all started 17 years ago. Now info.cern.ch has been re-launched with a much brighter façade and a focus on the ideas that inspired this new wave of technology. The first browser created by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, contained just about everything we see today on a web browser, including graphics, menus, layouts and...

  3. INFO-RNA--a fast approach to inverse RNA folding.

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    Busch, Anke; Backofen, Rolf

    2006-08-01

    The structure of RNA molecules is often crucial for their function. Therefore, secondary structure prediction has gained much interest. Here, we consider the inverse RNA folding problem, which means designing RNA sequences that fold into a given structure. We introduce a new algorithm for the inverse folding problem (INFO-RNA) that consists of two parts; a dynamic programming method for good initial sequences and a following improved stochastic local search that uses an effective neighbor selection method. During the initialization, we design a sequence that among all sequences adopts the given structure with the lowest possible energy. For the selection of neighbors during the search, we use a kind of look-ahead of one selection step applying an additional energy-based criterion. Afterwards, the pre-ordered neighbors are tested using the actual optimization criterion of minimizing the structure distance between the target structure and the mfe structure of the considered neighbor. We compared our algorithm to RNAinverse and RNA-SSD for artificial and biological test sets. Using INFO-RNA, we performed better than RNAinverse and in most cases, we gained better results than RNA-SSD, the probably best inverse RNA folding tool on the market. www.bioinf.uni-freiburg.de?Subpages/software.html.

  4. Info-tsunami: surviving the storm with data quality probes

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    Philip Brown

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available As a result of the rapid expansion of electronically available clinical knowledge, clinicians are faced with potential information overload (info-tsunami. The use of data quality probes (DQPs in primary care can encourage clinicians' awareness of, and improvement in, data quality entry over time. DQPs can also highlight areas of potential error or omission as well as good practice, which can impact directly upon the quality of patient care. In this paper, five specific conditions have been subjected to the use of a series of DQPs over a five-year period in order to assess and measure the performance of different initiatives on the quality of data capture and patient care.

  5. InfoLink: analysis of Dutch broadcast news and cross-media browsing

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    Morang, Jeroen; de Jong, Franciska M.G.; Ordelman, Roeland J.F.; van Hessen, Adrianus J.

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, a cross-media browsing demonstrator named InfoLink is described. InfoLink automatically links the content of Dutch broadcast news videos to related information sources in parallel collections containing text and/or video. Automatic segmentation, speech recognition and available

  6. EpiData: ¿el heredero natural de EpiInfo 6? EpiData: the natural heir to EpiInfo 6?

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    Pedro Arias Bohigas

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available EpiData es un programa informático desarrollado por la Asociación EpiData (www.epidata.dk que, siguiendo la filosofía de EpiInfo 6, pretende ofrecer todas las ventajas de ese programa: sencillez, aplicabilidad, pocos requerimientos del sistema operativo y de los sistemas de comunicación, ampliándolas con un enfoque claro hacia lo documentación y la calidad de los datos, y las ventajas que para muchos usuarios tiene el entorno Windows®. El objetivo de esta Nota es presentar a los potenciales usuarios las ventajas y limitaciones de EpiData, que puede ser en breve tiempo el equivalente a lo que EpiInfo 6 fue hace unos pocos años.EpiData is an epidemiological software developed by the EpiData Association (www.epidata.dk. Following the EpiInfo 6 philosophy, Epidata, offers all the advantages of EpiInfo 6: simplicity, applicability, few operation and communication system requirements, widening them with a clear focus on data quality and documentation plus the advantages that, for many users, has the Windows® operating system. The aim of this Note is to introduce to potential users the strengths and limitations of EpiData, a software that can become in a short time the equivalent to what EpiInfo 6 was a few years ago.

  7. Talibani infosõda / Thomas Elkjer Nissen ; tõlkinud Kaarel Kressa

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    Nissen, Thomas Elkjer

    2010-01-01

    NATO juhitud rahvusvahelised julgeolekuabijõud (ISAF) ja Taliban kasutavad Afganistani sõjas ühesugust taktikat, mida sageli nimetatakse infooperatsiooniks, kuid Talibani poolt levitav info on kallutatud või vale

  8. Managing Uncertainty in Water Infrastructure Design Using Info-gap Robustness

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    Irias, X.; Cicala, D.

    2013-12-01

    Info-gap theory, a tool for managing deep uncertainty, can be of tremendous value for design of water systems in areas of high seismic risk. Maintaining reliable water service in those areas is subject to significant uncertainties including uncertainty of seismic loading, unknown seismic performance of infrastructure, uncertain costs of innovative seismic-resistant construction, unknown costs to repair seismic damage, unknown societal impacts from downtime, and more. Practically every major earthquake that strikes a population center reveals additional knowledge gaps. In situations of such deep uncertainty, info-gap can offer advantages over traditional approaches, whether deterministic approaches that use empirical safety factors to address the uncertainties involved, or probabilistic methods that attempt to characterize various stochastic properties and target a compromise between cost and reliability. The reason is that in situations of deep uncertainty, it may not be clear what safety factor would be reasonable, or even if any safety factor is sufficient to address the uncertainties, and we may lack data to characterize the situation probabilistically. Info-gap is a tool that recognizes up front that our best projection of the future may be wrong. Thus, rather than seeking a solution that is optimal for that projection, info-gap seeks a solution that works reasonably well for all plausible conditions. In other words, info-gap seeks solutions that are robust in the face of uncertainty. Info-gap has been used successfully across a wide range of disciplines including climate change science, project management, and structural design. EBMUD is currently using info-gap to help it gain insight into possible solutions for providing reliable water service to an island community within its service area. The island, containing about 75,000 customers, is particularly vulnerable to water supply disruption from earthquakes, since it has negligible water storage and is

  9. Enhancing Public Access to Relevant and Valued Medical Information: Fresh Directions for RadiologyInfo.org.

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    Rubin, Geoffrey D; Krishnaraj, Arun; Mahesh, Mahadevappa; Rajendran, Ramji R; Fishman, Elliot K

    2017-05-01

    RadiologyInfo.org is a public information portal designed to support patient care and broaden public awareness of the essential role radiology plays in overall patient health care. Over the past 14 years, RadiologyInfo.org has evolved considerably to provide access to more than 220 mixed-media descriptions of tests, treatments, and diseases through a spectrum of mobile and desktop platforms, social media, and downloadable documents in both English and Spanish. In 2014, the RSNA-ACR Public Information Website Committee, which stewards RadiologyInfo.org, developed 3- to 5-year strategic and implementation plans for the website. The process was informed by RadiologyInfo.org user surveys, formal stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and usability testing. Metrics were established as key performance indicators to assess progress toward the stated goals of (1) optimizing content to enhance patient-centeredness, (2) enhancing reach and engagement, and (3) maintaining sustainability. Major changes resulting from this process include a complete redesign of the website, the replacement of text-rich PowerPoint presentations with conversational videos, and the development of an affiliate network. Over the past year, visits to RadiologyInfo.org have increased by 60.27% to 1,424,523 in August 2016 from 235 countries and territories. Twenty-two organizations have affiliated with RadiologyInfo.org with new organizations being added on a monthly basis. RadiologyInfo provides a tangible demonstration of how radiologists can engage directly with the global public to educate them on the value of radiology in their health care and to allay concerns and dispel misconceptions. Regular self-assessment and responsive planning will ensure its continued growth and relevance. Copyright © 2016 American College of Radiology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Log::ProgramInfo: A Perl module to collect and log data for bioinformatics pipelines.

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    Macdonald, John M; Boutros, Paul C

    2016-01-01

    To reproduce and report a bioinformatics analysis, it is important to be able to determine the environment in which a program was run. It can also be valuable when trying to debug why different executions are giving unexpectedly different results. Log::ProgramInfo is a Perl module that writes a log file at the termination of execution of the enclosing program, to document useful execution characteristics. This log file can be used to re-create the environment in order to reproduce an earlier execution. It can also be used to compare the environments of two executions to determine whether there were any differences that might affect (or explain) their operation. The source is available on CPAN (Macdonald and Boutros, Log-ProgramInfo. http://search.cpan.org/~boutroslb/Log-ProgramInfo/). Using Log::ProgramInfo in programs creating result data for publishable research, and including the Log::ProgramInfo output log as part of the publication of that research is a valuable method to assist others to duplicate the programming environment as a precursor to validating and/or extending that research.

  11. InfoRoute: the CISMeF Context-specific Search Algorithm.

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    Merabti, Tayeb; Lelong, Romain; Darmoni, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this paper was to present a practical InfoRoute algorithm and applications developed by CISMeF to perform a contextual information retrieval across multiple medical websites in different health domains. The algorithm was developed to treat multiple types of queries: natural, Boolean and advanced. The algorithm also generates multiple types of queries: Boolean query, PubMed query or Advanced query. Each query can be extended via an inter alignments relationship from UMLS and HeTOP portal. A web service and two web applications have been developed based on the InfoRoute algorithm to generate links-query across multiple websites, i.e.: "PubMed" or "ClinicalTrials.org". The InfoRoute algorithm is a useful tool to perform contextual information retrieval across multiple medical websites in both English and French.

  12. InfoDROUGHT: Technical reliability assessment using crop yield data at the Spanish-national level

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    Contreras, Sergio; Garcia-León, David; Hunink, Johannes E.

    2017-04-01

    Drought monitoring (DM) is a key component of risk-centered drought preparedness plans and drought policies. InfoDROUGHT (www.infosequia.es) is a a site- and user-tailored and fully-integrated DM system which combines functionalities for: a) the operational satellite-based weekly-1km tracking of severity and spatial extent of drought impacts, b) the interactive and faster query and delivery of drought information through a web-mapping service. InfoDROUGHT has a flexible and modular structure. The calibration (threshold definitions) and validation of the system is performed by combining expert knowledge and auxiliary impact assessments and datasets. Different technical solutions (basic or advanced versions) or deployment options (open-standard or restricted-authenticated) can be purchased by end-users and customers according to their needs. In this analysis, the technical reliability of InfoDROUGHT and its performance for detecting drought impacts on agriculture has been evaluated in the 2003-2014 period by exploring and quantifying the relationships among the drought severity indices reported by InfoDROUGHT and the annual yield anomalies observed for different rainfed crops (maize, wheat, barley) at Spain. We hypothesize a positive relationship between the crop anomalies and the drought severity level detected by InfoDROUGHT. Annual yield anomalies were computed at the province administrative level as the difference between the annual yield reported by the Spanish Annual Survey of Crop Acreages and Yields (ESYRCE database) and the mean annual yield estimated during the study period. Yield anomalies were finally compared against drought greenness-based and thermal-based drought indices (VCI and TCI, respectively) to check the coherence of the outputs and the hypothesis stated. InfoDROUGHT has been partly funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness through a Torres-Quevedo grant, and by the H2020-EU project "Bridging the Gap for Innovations in

  13. 77 FR 4815 - Ace Info Solutions, Inc., and Information International Associates; Transfer of Data

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    2012-01-31

    ... Information International Associates; Transfer of Data AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION... Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Ace Info Solutions, Inc., and its subcontractor, Information International Associates, in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2...

  14. Mille vastu eksivad börsifirmad info avaldamisel? / Tex Vertmann

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    Vertmann, Tex

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Finansovõi Menedzhment : infovõpusk nr. 14 mai lk. 8. Konfidentsiaalse info leke ja hilinemine turu teavitamisel aktsia hinda mõjutavatest otsustest on börsiinfo avaldamise kaks peamist probleemi, nõuandeid probleemide ennetamiseks

  15. www.ajol.info and www.bioline.org.br/ja Application of Recycled ...

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    MICHAEL HORSFALL

    www.ajol.info and www.bioline.org.br/ja. Application of Recycled Rubber from Scrap Tyres in the Adsorption of Toluene from ... Results obtained indicate that recycled rubber from scrap tyres can be widely used as an adsorbent for the removal of toluene from ..... Asphalt Concrete Pavement. Indian Journal of. Engineering ...

  16. Vastukäiv info Liibanoni haarangu asjus tekitas kuhjaga segadust / Inga Höglund

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    Höglund, Inga

    2011-01-01

    Liibanoni julgeolekujõud lükkasid osaliselt ümber päeva jooksul tulnud info Bekaa orus Eesti turistide röövimise asjaoludest ja röövijatest. Operatsioon röövlite tabamiseks.Tulisemad inimröövikohad. Viimase aja tuntumaid pantvange

  17. Through the looking-glass : PsycINFO as an historical archive of trends in psychology

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    Burman, Jeremy Trevelyan

    2017-01-01

    Those interested in tracking trends in the history of psychology cannot simply trust the numbers produced by inputting terms into search engines like PsycINFO and then constraining by date. This essay is therefore a critical engagement with that long-standing interest in order to show what it is

  18. Info Nymphos

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    Erika Biddle

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This article investigates new forms of social control and the transformation of subjectivities made manifest in technological advances in networked media and human-computer interaction (HCI. A selection of contemporary social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and online porn, are used to examine how modes of performativity and participation on the Internet are put to work as evolving forms of networked control. In particular, the paper examines how haptic forms of connecting with others online co-evolve with the Internet’s capacity to control at a distance.

  19. Provider Info

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — General information on currently active nursing homes, including number of certified beds, quality measure scores, staffing and other information used in the...

  20. Supporting Info

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Supporting Information. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Washington , J., T. Jenkins, and E. Weber. Identification of Unsaturated and 2H...

  1. 75 FR 82010 - AceInfo Solutions and Avaya Government Solutions, Koansys LLC, and Quality Associates Inc...

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    2010-12-29

    ...Info Solutions and Avaya Government Solutions, Koansys LLC, and Quality Associates Inc.; Transfer of... Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA..., will be transferred to AceInfo Solutions and its subcontractors, in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3...

  2. THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS PsycINFO as an Historical Archive of Trends in Psychology.

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    Burman, Jeremy Trevelyan

    2018-02-05

    Those interested in tracking trends in the history of psychology cannot simply trust the numbers produced by inputting terms into search engines like PsycINFO and then constraining by date. This essay is therefore a critical engagement with that longstanding interest to show what it is possible to do, over what period, and why. It concludes that certain projects simply cannot be undertaken without further investment by the American Psychological Association. This is because forgotten changes in the assumptions informing the database make its index terms untrustworthy for use in trend-tracking before 1967. But they can indeed be used, with care, to track more recent trends. The result is then a Distant Reading of psychology, with Digital History presented as enabling a kind of Science Studies that psychologists will find appealing. The present state of the discipline can thus be caricatured as the contemporary scientific study of depressed rats and the drugs used to treat them (as well as of human brains, mice, and myriad other topics). To extend the investigation back further in time, however, the 1967 boundary is also investigated. The author then delves more deeply into the prehistory of the database's creation, and shows in a précis of a further project that the origins of PsycINFO can be traced to interests related to American national security during the Cold War. In short: PsycINFO cannot be treated as a simple bibliographic description of the discipline. It is embedded in its history, and reflects it. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved).

  3. Informatsiooni globaliseerumine : arvutivõrkudega infoühiskond / Sirje Virkus

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    Virkus, Sirje, 1956-

    1997-01-01

    Grazis toimunud Rahvusvahelise Informatsiooni ja Dokumentatsiooni Liidu (FID) konverentsist ja kongressist. Peateemaks oli informatsiooni globaliseerumine arvutivõrkudega infoühiskonnas. FIDi hariduse ja koolituse komitee (FID/ET - FID Education and Training Committee) seminarist "Töötamine ja õppimine elektroonilises võrgukeskkonnas" ("Working and Learning in a Networked Electronic Environment"). Sirje Virkus Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikoolist andis seminaril ülevaate kaugkoolituse arengust Eestis ja TPÜ infoteaduste osakonnas

  4. An Introduction to Independent Component Analysis: InfoMax and FastICA algorithms

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    Dominique Gosselin

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an introduction to independent component analysis (ICA. Unlike principal component analysis, which is based on the assumptions of uncorrelatedness and normality, ICA is rooted in the assumption of statistical independence. Foundations and basic knowledge necessary to understand the technique are provided hereafter. Also included is a short tutorial illustrating the implementation of two ICA algorithms (FastICA and InfoMax with the use of the Mathematica software.

  5. PENGEMBANGAN APLIKASI INFO LAGU NUSANTARA BERBASIS ANDROID UNTUK MELESTARIKAN WARISAN BUDAYA INDONESIA

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    Agus Purnomo

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Lagu nusantara merupakan warisan kekayaan budaya Indonesia. Pengenalan lagu nusantara sudah banyak dilakukan melalui pendidikan sekolah dasar sampai pendidikan menengah atas. Upaya ini dilakukan untuk melestarikan budaya Indonesia. Dalam pengenalan terhadap siswa banyak ditemukan kendala yaitu sulitnya siswa menghafal lirik dan menyanyikan berbagai lagu nusantara. Siswa belajar dari buku yang hanya menyediakan liriknya saja dan cara menyanyikan masih harus dibimbing oleh guru seni musik mereka. Untuk mempermudah siswa belajar, maka perlunya media yang mempermudah siswa untuk belajar. Teknologi yang dibahas pada penelitian ini adalah teknologi pemanfaatan smartphone berbasis android untuk memudahkan siswa dalam belajar lagu nusantara. Metode pengembangan aplikasi meliputi studi literatur, analisis, perancangan, pemprograman dan pengujian. Aplikasi dirancang dapat berjalan di perangkat android dengan operating sytem versi ics atau lebih terbaru. Model aplikasi yang dibuat berupa model client-server. Aplikasi client diperuntukan bagi pengguna yaitu siswa dan aplikasi server diperuntukkan untuk update info lagu nusantara yang dilakukan oleh administrator. Aplikasi yang dikembangkan menyajikan informasi lagu nusantara disetiap daerah berupa lirik lagu, suara pelantunanya dan video. Aplikasi info lagu nusantara dinilai mampu menjadikan media pembelajaran bagi siswa dalam mempelajari lagu-lagu nusantara hal ini dibuktikan dengan 78% responden menjawab setuju dari total responden 19 orang pengguna. 78% pengguna menganggap aplikasi info lagu nusantara memiliki tampilan yang menarik, susunan navigasi yang mudah, menyajikan informasi yang mudah dipahami,informatif dan edukatif. Kata kunci: aplikasi android, lagu nusantara, media pembelajaran.

  6. Speculative Practices: Utilizing InfoVis to Explore Untapped Literary Collections.

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    Hinrichs, Uta; Forlini, Stefania; Moynihan, Bridget

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we exemplify how information visualization supports speculative thinking, hypotheses testing, and preliminary interpretation processes as part of literary research. While InfoVis has become a buzz topic in the digital humanities, skepticism remains about how effectively it integrates into and expands on traditional humanities research approaches. From an InfoVis perspective, we lack case studies that show the specific design challenges that make literary studies and humanities research at large a unique application area for information visualization. We examine these questions through our case study of the Speculative W@nderverse, a visualization tool that was designed to enable the analysis and exploration of an untapped literary collection consisting of thousands of science fiction short stories. We present the results of two empirical studies that involved general-interest readers and literary scholars who used the evolving visualization prototype as part of their research for over a year. Our findings suggest a design space for visualizing literary collections that is defined by (1) their academic and public relevance, (2) the tension between qualitative vs. quantitative methods of interpretation, (3) result- vs. process-driven approaches to InfoVis, and (4) the unique material and visual qualities of cultural collections. Through the Speculative W@nderverse we demonstrate how visualization can bridge these sometimes contradictory perspectives by cultivating curiosity and providing entry points into literary collections while, at the same time, supporting multiple aspects of humanities research processes.

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    Cannabis was the most abused drug in 2002-2007 (53.5%) as compared to cocaine (44%) in 1992–1997 (c2 35.5, p West African College of Physicians and the West African College of Surgeons 2010-06-29 info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf ...

  8. www.PedRad.info, the first bilingual case-oriented publication platform for pediatric radiology

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    Hirsch, Wolfgang; Paetzel, Martina [University Hospital Leipzig, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Leipzig (Germany); Talanow, Roland [Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Radiology (Hb6), Cleveland, OH (United States)

    2005-03-01

    On the Internet, there are few pediatric radiology databases. The most important and complete Web site is PediatricRadiology.com, which provides many radiological links but does not have its own database. We present an Internet project called PedRad.info (also known as Kinderradiologie-Online). The open-source, case-oriented publication platform publishes validated pediatric radiology findings on the Internet. A comparable on-line program, even for adult radiology, does not exist, so this tool is a pioneer in the area of Web-based information technology for medical and radiological communities. (orig.)

  9. www.PedRad.info, the first bilingual case-oriented publication platform for pediatric radiology

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    Hirsch, Wolfgang; Paetzel, Martina; Talanow, Roland

    2005-01-01

    On the Internet, there are few pediatric radiology databases. The most important and complete Web site is PediatricRadiology.com, which provides many radiological links but does not have its own database. We present an Internet project called PedRad.info (also known as Kinderradiologie-Online). The open-source, case-oriented publication platform publishes validated pediatric radiology findings on the Internet. A comparable on-line program, even for adult radiology, does not exist, so this tool is a pioneer in the area of Web-based information technology for medical and radiological communities. (orig.)

  10. Regulatory and policy barriers to effective clinical data exchange: lessons learned from MedsInfo-ED.

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    Gottlieb, Lawrence K; Stone, Elliot M; Stone, Diane; Dunbrack, Lynne A; Calladine, John

    2005-01-01

    MedsInfo-ED is a proof-of-concept clinical data exchange project that uses prescription claims data to deliver patient medication history to emergency department clinicians at the point of care. This patient safety initiative, while limited in scope and scale, has been crucial in identifying numerous policy and regulatory barriers to successful clinical data exchange. The lessons learned and strategies to overcome the barriers are the focus of this paper. Through commitment and effective collaboration, MA-SHARE was able to address some of these barriers that are embedded in existing government regulations and corporate business practice.

  11. CONVERGENCE OF NANO-, BIO-, INFO-, COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND E-CULTURE

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    Sergey I. Rodzin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the convergence of nano-, bio-, info- and cognitive technologies. We highlight the close relationship of such notions as “e-culture”, “consciousness”, “artificial intelligence”. Artificial intelligence technology is the meta-NBIC-complex itself. Electronic infrastructure of intellectual activity - the essence of artificial intelligence and artificial intelligence technologies play a meta-level role of NBIC- technologies, being significant for e-culture. Development of science, technology, and education suggests that in the future perhaps a radical transformation in human beings is not only the material world, but also a subjective reality. 

  12. PENGARUH KUALITAS PRODUK DAN PERSONAL SELLING TERHADAP KEPUASAN PELANGGAN PADA MAJALAH INFO BEKASI (STUDI KASUS PT. SIBK

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    Mohammad Rizan

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Generally, the purpose of this research are: 1 To know the description of product quality, personal selling and customer satisfaction on client of Info Bekasi Magazine. 2 To know the influence of quality product towards customer satisfaction on client of Info Bekasi Magazine. 3 To know the influence of quality product towards customer satisfaction on client of Info Bekasi Magazine. 4 To know the influence of quality product and personal selling simultaneously towards customer satisfaction on client Info Bekasi Magazine. The method implemented in this research are descriptive explanatory and causal. This research is taken 100 client of Info Bekasi Magazine after their interact with personal selling used field pricing system while data was collected by using questionnaire and processed using SPSS 20. The result shows that partially quality product has a positive and significant impact toward customer satisfaction. Then, partially personal selling also has a positive and significant impact toward customer satisfaction. Simultaneously, quality product and personal selling have a positive and significant impact toward customer satisfaction. The empirical findings indicate that to create and improve the customer satisfaction, Info Bekasi Magazine need to consider quality product and personal selling because those factors shown to affect the level of job loyalty.

  13. MuffinInfo: HTML5-Based Statistics Extractor from Next-Generation Sequencing Data.

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    Alic, Andy S; Blanquer, Ignacio

    2016-09-01

    Usually, the information known a priori about a newly sequenced organism is limited. Even resequencing the same organism can generate unpredictable output. We introduce MuffinInfo, a FastQ/Fasta/SAM information extractor implemented in HTML5 capable of offering insights into next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. Our new tool can run on any software or hardware environment, in command line or graphically, and in browser or standalone. It presents information such as average length, base distribution, quality scores distribution, k-mer histogram, and homopolymers analysis. MuffinInfo improves upon the existing extractors by adding the ability to save and then reload the results obtained after a run as a navigable file (also supporting saving pictures of the charts), by supporting custom statistics implemented by the user, and by offering user-adjustable parameters involved in the processing, all in one software. At the moment, the extractor works with all base space technologies such as Illumina, Roche, Ion Torrent, Pacific Biosciences, and Oxford Nanopore. Owing to HTML5, our software demonstrates the readiness of web technologies for mild intensive tasks encountered in bioinformatics.

  14. Design and Development of ChemInfoCloud: An Integrated Cloud Enabled Platform for Virtual Screening.

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    Karthikeyan, Muthukumarasamy; Pandit, Deepak; Bhavasar, Arvind; Vyas, Renu

    2015-01-01

    The power of cloud computing and distributed computing has been harnessed to handle vast and heterogeneous data required to be processed in any virtual screening protocol. A cloud computing platorm ChemInfoCloud was built and integrated with several chemoinformatics and bioinformatics tools. The robust engine performs the core chemoinformatics tasks of lead generation, lead optimisation and property prediction in a fast and efficient manner. It has also been provided with some of the bioinformatics functionalities including sequence alignment, active site pose prediction and protein ligand docking. Text mining, NMR chemical shift (1H, 13C) prediction and reaction fingerprint generation modules for efficient lead discovery are also implemented in this platform. We have developed an integrated problem solving cloud environment for virtual screening studies that also provides workflow management, better usability and interaction with end users using container based virtualization, OpenVz.

  15. www.kerntechnik.info = annual meeting on nuclear technology on the web

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    Anon.

    2009-01-01

    The ANNUAL MEETING ON NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY can be found under the new Internet address of www.kerntechnik.info as of now. The Web site offers systematic access to all important information and features about this largest European specialized meeting of its kind. Pages showing the program of the Conference with its plenary session, topical sessions, technical sessions, and the ''Nuclear Power Campus'' and ''Competency Workshop'' special events, are updated continuously. In addition, contributions to the technical sessions may be submitted on line at an early point in time; registrating for the meeting as well as booking hotel accommodation are also possible on line. The next ANNUAL MEETING ON NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY will be held at the Berlin Congress Center in Berlin/Germany on May 4-6, 2010. (orig.)

  16. Service for victims of crime VDS info and victims’ support: Analysis of the previous work

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    Ćopić Sanja M.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The first victim support service in our country VDS info and victims’ support started with its work in April 2003 within the Victimology Society of Serbia. This service is aimed at victims of crime (women and men, primarily at victims of violent crime, but also of some forms of property crime (such as burglary. The aim of the Service is to offer victims of crime information on their rights and the ways of how to realize them, emotional support, as well as to refer them to other institutions/organizations depending on the certain victim’s needs. Coordinators and volunteers, who passed the appropriate training, are responsible for that. Bearing that in mind, this paper will give the brief glens on the Service itself, its organization and the way of work, followed by the analysis of the results of previous work.

  17. HealthInfoCDA: Case Composition Using Electronic Health Record Data Sources.

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    Paterson, Grace I; Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza; Soroka, Steven D

    2005-01-01

    HealthInfoCDA denotes a health informatics educational intervention for learning about the clinical process through use of the Clinical Document Architecture (CDA). We hypothesize those common standards for an electronic health record can provide content for a case base for learning how to make decisions. The medical record provides a shared context to coordinate delivery of healthcare and is a boundary object that satisfies the informational requirement of multiple communities of practice. This study transforms clinical narrative in three knowledge-rich modalities: case write-up, patient record and online desk reference to develop a case base of experiential clinical knowledge useful for medical and health informatics education. Our ultimate purpose is to aggregate concepts into knowledge elements for case-based teaching.

  18. EDUCATION FOR TOURISM WITHIN THE PROJECT “MARAMUREŞ – TRANSCARPATHIA INFO TOUR”

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    SORIN-ALIN KOSINSZKI

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The article aims at presenting the exact means of tourism education for pupils and university students. We described the methodology of tourism prospective research, marking tourist tracks and designing cartographic publications for the project region of the historical Maramureş. The presented facts are useful for pupils, university students/graduates from tourism programmes of study, bachelor or master level, in order to develop skills that are specific to the tourism activities. This article is basically a case study and it relies on actual activities implemented during the project “Maramureş–Transcarpathia Info Tour”, financed through The Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine Cross Border Cooperation Programme ENPI 2007-2013, project in which high school and university students, from tourism programmes of study, got involved as volunteers.

  19. PHYSICAL MODELLING OF TERRAIN DIRECTLY FROM SURFER GRID AND ARC/INFO ASCII DATA FORMATS#

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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Additive manufacturing technology is used to make physical models of terrain using GIS surface data. Attempts have been made to understand several other GIS file formats, such as the Surfer grid and the ARC/INFO ASCII grid. The surface of the terrain in these file formats has been converted into an STL file format that is suitable for additive manufacturing. The STL surface is converted into a 3D model by making the walls and the base. In this paper, the terrain modelling work has been extended to several other widely-used GIS file formats. Terrain models can be created in less time and at less cost, and intricate geometries of terrain can be created with ease and great accuracy.

    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Laagvervaardigingstegnologie word gebruik om fisiese modelle van terreine vanaf GIS oppervlakdata te maak. Daar is gepoog om verskeie ander GIS lêerformate, soos die Surfer rooster en die ARC/INFO ASCII rooster, te verstaan. Die oppervlak van die terrein in hierdie lêerformate is omgeskakel in 'n STL lêerformaat wat geskik is vir laagvervaardiging. Verder is die STL oppervlak omgeskakel in 'n 3D model deur die kante en die basis te modelleer. In hierdie artikel is die terreinmodelleringswerk uitgebrei na verskeie ander algemeen gebruikte GIS lêerformate. Terreinmodelle kan so geskep word in korter tyd en teen laer koste, terwyl komplekse geometrieë van terreine met gemak en groot akkuraatheid geskep kan word.

  20. Calculation of coal resources using ARC/INFO and Earth Vision; methodology for the National Coal Resource Assessment

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    Roberts, L.N.; Biewick, L.R.

    1999-01-01

    This report documents a comparison of two methods of resource calculation that are being used in the National Coal Resource Assessment project of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Tewalt (1998) discusses the history of using computer software packages such as GARNET (Graphic Analysis of Resources using Numerical Evaluation Techniques), GRASS (Geographic Resource Analysis Support System), and the vector-based geographic information system (GIS) ARC/INFO (ESRI, 1998) to calculate coal resources within the USGS. The study discussed here, compares resource calculations using ARC/INFO* (ESRI, 1998) and EarthVision (EV)* (Dynamic Graphics, Inc. 1997) for the coal-bearing John Henry Member of the Straight Cliffs Formation of Late Cretaceous age in the Kaiparowits Plateau of southern Utah. Coal resource estimates in the Kaiparowits Plateau using ARC/INFO are reported in Hettinger, and others, 1996.

  1. The Cybersemiotics and Info-Computationalist Research Programmes as Platforms for Knowledge Production in Organisms and Machines

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    Gordana Dodig Crnkovic

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Both Cybersemiotics and Info-computationalist research programmes represent attempts to unify understanding of information, knowledge and communication. The first one takes into account phenomenological aspects of signification which are insisting on the human experience "from within". The second adopts solely the view "from the outside" based on scientific practice, with an observing agent generating inter-subjective knowledge in a research community. The process of knowledge production, embodied into networks of cognizing agents interacting with the environment and developing through evolution is studied on different levels of abstraction in both frames of reference. In order to develop scientifically tractable models of evolution of intelligence in informational structures from pre-biotic/chemical to living networked intelligent organisms, including the implementation of those models in artificial agents, a basic level language of Info-Computationalism has shown to be suitable. There are however contexts in which we deal with complex informational structures essentially dependent on human first person knowledge where high level language such as Cybersemiotics is the appropriate tool for conceptualization and communication. Two research projects are presented in order to exemplify the interplay of info-computational and higher-order approaches: The Blue Brain Project where the brain is modeled as info-computational system, a simulation in silico of a biological brain function, and Biosemiotics research on genes, information, and semiosis in which the process of semiosis is understood in info-computational terms. The article analyzes differences and convergences of Cybersemiotics and Info-computationalist approaches which by placing focus on distinct levels of organization, help elucidate processes of knowledge production in intelligent agents.

  2. Survey of energy efficiency programs for motor systems in the industry and the main results of PROCEL Info; Levantamento dos programas de eficiencia energetica para sistemas motrizes na industria e os principais resultados do PROCEL Info

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    Naturesa, Jim Silva; Mariotoni, Carlos Alberto [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (GPESE/UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Recursos Hidricos, Energeticos e Ambientais. Grupo de Planejamento Energetico e Sistemas Eletricos; Menezes, Taciana de V.; Perrone, Fernando Pinto Dias; Lepetitgaland, Karla Kwiatkowski [Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. (ELETROBRAS), Brasilia, DF (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    This article has as objective to compare the actual energy efficiency programs for the motor driven systems of Brazil, United States and European Community. This comparison will be restricted to the action of each program, considering that the countries present distinct economical, political and social aspects. The main results of PROCEL Info will be presented. (author)

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    Male kids had significantly (P Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan 2005-01-27 info:eu-repo/semantics/article .... Key Words: Dairy cows, F1, Friesian x Borana, reproductive performance African Journal of Livestock Extension Vol.3 2004: 45-49 Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry, University of Ibadan, ...

  4. Pest insect olfaction in an insecticide-contaminated environment : info-disruption or hormesis effect

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    Hélène eTricoire-Leignel

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Most animals, including pest insects, live in an odour world and depend strongly on chemical stimuli to get information on their biotic and abiotic environment. Although integrated pest management strategies including the use of insect growth regulators (IGRs are increasingly developed, most insect pest treatments rely on neurotoxic chemicals. These molecules are known to disrupt synaptic transmission, affecting therefore sensory systems. The wide-spread use of neurotoxic insecticides and the growing use of IGRs result in residual accumulation of low concentrations in the environment. These insecticide residues could act as an info-disruptor by modifying the chemical communication system, and therefore decrease chances of reproduction in target insects. However, residues can also induce a non-expected hormesis effect by enhancing reproduction abilities. Low insecticide doses might thus induce adaptive processes in the olfactory pathway of target insects, favouring the development of resistance. The effect of sublethal doses of insecticides has mainly been studied in beneficial insects such as honeybees. We review here what is known on the effects of sublethal doses of insecticides on the olfactory system of insect pests.

  5. Pest insect olfaction in an insecticide-contaminated environment: info-disruption or hormesis effect.

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    Tricoire-Leignel, Hélène; Thany, Steeve Hervé; Gadenne, Christophe; Anton, Sylvia

    2012-01-01

    Most animals, including pest insects, live in an "odor world" and depend strongly on chemical stimuli to get information on their biotic and abiotic environment. Although integrated pest management strategies including the use of insect growth regulators (IGRs) are increasingly developed, most insect pest treatments rely on neurotoxic chemicals. These molecules are known to disrupt synaptic transmission, affecting therefore sensory systems. The wide-spread use of neurotoxic insecticides and the growing use of IGRs result in residual accumulation of low concentrations in the environment. These insecticide residues could act as an "info-disruptor" by modifying the chemical communication system, and therefore decrease chances of reproduction in target insects. However, residues can also induce a non-expected hormesis effect by enhancing reproduction abilities. Low insecticide doses might thus induce adaptive processes in the olfactory pathway of target insects, favoring the development of resistance. The effect of sublethal doses of insecticides has mainly been studied in beneficial insects such as honeybees. We review here what is known on the effects of sublethal doses of insecticides on the olfactory system of insect pests.

  6. Support for women in prison: Analysis of the VDS info and victim support service in 2011

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    Nikolić Jasmina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available VDS info and victim support service is a service for crime victims, which was founded in 2003 as a part of the Victimology Society of Serbia. The target group of the Service is comprised of direct and indirect victims of all forms of crime, of both genders and regardless of any personal features. Furthermore, the Service provides support for victims during criminal proceedings, as well as for women who are in prison. In the majority of cases, the support is provided by volunteers, who had been trained to work with victims of crime. The text analyzes the work of the Service in the year 2011. Special attention has been paid to the support the Victimology Society of Serbia has provided to female prisoners in the female prison in Požarevac. The support to female prisoners has been provided as part of the project Promoting respect for human rights of women in prison - Advocacy for battered women who commit crime. The aim of the paper is to demonstrate the work of the VDS victim support service in the past year with special emphasis on the support given to women in prison and the problems they are facing.

  7. Support for victims of crime: Analysis of the VDS info and victim support service in 2010

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    Ćopić Sanja

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available VDS info and victim support service is a victim support service, which was established in 2003 within the Victimology Society of Serbia. The service provides emotional support, information and, if necessary, referral to other relevant services, as well as witness support. The target group of the service are direct and indirect victims of all forms of crime, of both sexes, regardless of any personal characteristics. In addition, support is provided to victims in court, as well as to women victims of violence who are in prison. In most cases victim support is provided by volunteers who are trained to work with victims of crime. This paper analyzes the work of the service in 2010. Special attention is paid to the problems of workplace violence and domestic violence, which are the most common reasons for contacting the service. The aim of the paper is to present the work of the service in the past year, as well as to highlight the trends observed in comparison to the previous period.

  8. Perencanaan dan Penataan Menara Telekomunikasi Seluler di Kabupaten Sidoarjo menggunakan MapInfo

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    Ervin Tri Sasongko

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Perkembangan teknologi dan industri telekomunikasi telah demikian pesatnya. Ketersediaan layanan diupayakan oleh sejumlah operator yang menawarkan berbagai sistem dan layanan yang bervariasi dengan pembangunan infrastruktur jaringan radio seluler, termasuk di dalamnya menara untuk antena BTS (Base Transceiver Station. Tetapi penempatan menara yang terlalu banyak dan tanpa perencanaan yang tepat akan menimbulkan efek yang kurang baik. Berdasarkan permasalahan yang telah diuraikan diatas, maka dapat diselesaikan dengan menyusun suatu master plan tentang penataan lokasi menara di wilayah Kabupaten Sidoarjo untuk 5 tahun mendatang. Penataan lokasi menara dilakukan dengan menggunakan peta MapInfo dan berdasarkan pada kebutuhan trafik pelanggan seluler, RTRW (Rencana Tata Ruang Wilayah Kabupaten Sidoarjo dan regulasi tentang peyelenggaraan menara telekomunikasi. Dalam perhitungan perencanaan kebutuhan BTS untuk tahun 2018, Kabupaten Sidoarjo membutuhkan 783 BTS yang ditopang oleh 454 menara telekomunikasi seluler bersama. Maka perlu dilakukan penambahan jumlah menara sebanyak 52 menara untuk mencukupi kebutuhan trafik pada tahun 2018. Jumlah penambahan menara tersebut akan ditempatkan di zona menara baru dengan luas total zona 14,6962 .

  9. www.topten.info goes European. How to get Mr. Smith hooked to energy efficient appliances

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    Attali, Sophie; Bush, Eric

    2005-01-01

    Topten is a consumer-oriented online search tool first created in Switzerland, which presents the 'best appliances' in various categories of products (white and brown goods, ITC, cars, lighting...). Energy efficiency is the key criteria. But Topten is more than an internet platform. It is a communication tool which helps to show how our energy consumption causes climate change and what we can do personally to reduce our impact. It is also a powerful instrument to influence manufacturers. Topten is independent of producers and retailers and relies on neutral tests and analyses of independent institutions and standardized declarations of manufacturers. The paper presents: The tool itself: what can be seen on www.topten.ch, why it has been developed in this way, how it is constantly updated, who is behind it with which goals... The results in Switzerland after five years of growing success, the media's central role in rising awareness, Topten's role as a reference for energy efficiency policies, manufacturers' reactions,... The new policy orientation taken by Topten with the support of WWF Europe: the extension to other countries through a Topten.info platform - in order to create multinational pressure at the European level to influence manufacturers while working specifically on national markets and adapting the concept to the specific needs of each country

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    article/96964 2018-03-20T16:34:20Z njp:ART Infant feeding practices in the first six ... Paediatric Association of Nigeria 2013-11-14 info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf ...

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    semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jonamp/article/view/90984 Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics; Vol 16 (2010); 473-482 1116-4336 ...

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    A further 11% smoked cigarettes concurrently and 30% added other substances, mainly cannabis, to pipes. Most current hookah ... of hookah pipe smoking. Health and Medical Publishing Group 2013-10-25 info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf ...

  13. Süntaktiline info sõnastikus : probleeme ja väljavaateid / Margit Langemets, Merike Mägedi, Ülle Viks

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    2005-01-01

    Süntaktilise info esitusest elektroonilistes sõnastikes ja suurtes leksikaalsetes andmebaasides. Süntaktilise info valikukriteeriumidest ja esitusviisidest Eesti Keele Instituudi uute sõnastikuprojektide, ennekõike eesti-X-keele sõnastiku tarvis. Andmetega autorite kohta

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    Abdu, SB Hassan, MR Adamu, HY Yashim, SM Oketona, GF Buck, digestibility, Gmelina arborea, maize cobs, red Sokoto bucks An experiment was conducted to ... info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf https://www.ajol.info/index.php/tjas/article/view/94039 Nigerian Journal of ...

  15. Aktsionäri infoõigus : [bakalaureusetöö] / Henri Parisalu ; Tartu Ülikool, õigusteaduskond ; juhendaja: Andres Vutt

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    Parisalu, Henri

    2009-01-01

    Aktsionäri infoõiguse eesmärkidest ja funktsioonidest, olemusest ja sisust mittebörsiühingutes ning börsiühingutes, siseriiklike ja rahvusvaheliste organisatsioonide mõjust aktsionäri infoõigusele

  16. Robust Decision Making and Info-Gap Decision Theory for water resource system planning

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    Matrosov, Evgenii S.; Woods, Ashley M.; Harou, Julien J.

    2013-06-01

    Stationarity assumptions of linked human-water systems are frequently invalid given the difficult-to-predict changes affecting such systems. In this case water planning occurs under conditions of deep or severe uncertainty, where the statistical distributions of future conditions and events are poorly known. In such situations predictive system simulation models are typically run under different scenarios to evaluate the performance of future plans under different conditions. Given that there are many possible plans and many possible futures, which simulations will lead to the best designs? Robust Decision Making (RDM) and Info-Gap Decision Theory (IGDT) provide a structured approach to planning complex systems under such uncertainty. Both RDM and IGDT make repeated use of trusted simulation models to evaluate different plans under different future conditions. Both methods seek to identify robust rather than optimal decisions, where a robust decision works satisfactorily over a broad range of possible futures. IGDT efficiently charts system performance with robustness and opportuneness plots summarising system performance for different plans under the most dire and favourable sets of future conditions. RDM samples a wider range of dire, benign and opportune futures and offers a holistic assessment of the performance of different options. RDM also identifies through ‘scenario discovery' which combinations of uncertain future stresses lead to system vulnerabilities. In our study we apply both frameworks to a water resource system planning problem: London's water supply system expansion in the Thames basin, UK. The methods help identify which out of 20 proposed water supply infrastructure portfolios is the most robust given severely uncertain future hydrological inflows, water demands and energy prices. Multiple criteria of system performance are considered: service reliability, storage susceptibility, capital and operating cost, energy use and environmental flows

  17. Re-mapping life From info-scientism to affective ecologies in medical visualization and beyond

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    Full Text Available In this paper, I discuss the significance of medical visualization in relation to recent creative practices that could dismantle, or at least redress, some of its most long-lasting tenets. In fact, driven by an almost cult-like and disproportional trust in mechanization, quantities (of data, quantification and medical visualization tend to either isolate and fragment life and its constituents, reducing it to a series of discrete fragments, or to recompose, modulate and filter these constituents through sophisticated aesthetic systems and clever design schemes, creating dogmatic and standardized views of phenomena and general trends in the study of diseases. In reflecting upon this special form of ‘info-scientism’, I would like to draw attention to the potential benefits of visualization beyond the immediate ones deriving from the display of large amounts of scientific data and from its alleged and much worshipped mechanical accuracy. Specifically, the question I pose is: what happens when the relational and affective aspects of medical phenomena – elements considered marginal because subjective and un-measurable – are re-introduced? I will focus on two particular examples that prioritize an ecologic-al approach over the current strictly numerically and technologically run practice of information validation and visualization. I will use Ron Wild and Joseph Geraci’s Oncomap as a case study that seeks to reveal, and at the same time transcends, the conceptual paradigms informing the faith in quantification and data collection of visualization. An artist/scientist collaboration, Oncomap attempts to visualize the complexity of cancer research, diagnosis and treatment in one single place in order to underline its complicated technical, scientific and emotional intricacy. I will briefly compare the above visual example to another interdisciplinary endeavour, La Cura, whose effort towards data sharing and data transparency aims to fight the

  18. Decision making in family medicine: randomized trial of the effects of the InfoClinique and Trip database search engines.

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    Labrecque, Michel; Ratté, Stéphane; Frémont, Pierre; Cauchon, Michel; Ouellet, Jérôme; Hogg, William; McGowan, Jessie; Gagnon, Marie-Pierre; Njoya, Merlin; Légaré, France

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    To compare the ability of users of 2 medical search engines, InfoClinique and the Trip database, to provide correct answers to clinical questions and to explore the perceived effects of the tools on the clinical decision-making process. Randomized trial. Three family medicine units of the family medicine program of the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University in Quebec city, Que. Fifteen second-year family medicine residents. Residents generated 30 structured questions about therapy or preventive treatment (2 questions per resident) based on clinical encounters. Using an Internet platform designed for the trial, each resident answered 20 of these questions (their own 2, plus 18 of the questions formulated by other residents, selected randomly) before and after searching for information with 1 of the 2 search engines. For each question, 5 residents were randomly assigned to begin their search with InfoClinique and 5 with the Trip database. The ability of residents to provide correct answers to clinical questions using the search engines, as determined by third-party evaluation. After answering each question, participants completed a questionnaire to assess their perception of the engine's effect on the decision-making process in clinical practice. Of 300 possible pairs of answers (1 answer before and 1 after the initial search), 254 (85%) were produced by 14 residents. Of these, 132 (52%) and 122 (48%) pairs of answers concerned questions that had been assigned an initial search with InfoClinique and the Trip database, respectively. Both engines produced an important and similar absolute increase in the proportion of correct answers after searching (26% to 62% for InfoClinique, for an increase of 36%; 24% to 63% for the Trip database, for an increase of 39%; P = .68). For all 30 clinical questions, at least 1 resident produced the correct answer after searching with either search engine. The mean (SD) time of the initial search for each question was 23.5 (7

  19. Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: A comparison of search strategies.

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    Rogers, Morwenna; Bethel, Alison; Abbott, Rebecca

    2017-10-28

    Qualitative research in dementia improves understanding of the experience of people affected by dementia. Searching databases for qualitative studies is problematic. Qualitative-specific search strategies might help with locating studies. To examine the effectiveness (sensitivity and precision) of 5 qualitative strategies on locating qualitative research studies in dementia in 4 major databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL). Qualitative dementia studies were checked for inclusion on MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL. Five qualitative search strategies (subject headings, simple free-text terms, complex free-text terms, and 2 broad-based strategies) were tested for study retrieval. Specificity, precision and number needed to read were calculated. Two hundred fourteen qualitative studies in dementia were included. PsycINFO and CINAHL held the most qualitative studies out the 4 databases studied (N = 171 and 166, respectively) and both held unique records (N = 14 and 7, respectively). The controlled vocabulary strategy in CINAHL returned 96% (N = 192) of studies held; by contrast, controlled vocabulary in PsycINFO returned 7% (N = 13) of studies held. The broad-based strategies returned more studies (93-99%) than the other free-text strategies (22-82%). Precision ranged from 0.061 to 0.004 resulting in a number needed to read to obtain 1 relevant study ranging from 16 (simple free-text search in CINAHL) to 239 (broad-based search in EMBASE). Qualitative search strategies using 3 broad terms were more sensitive than long complex searches. The controlled vocabulary for qualitative research in CINAHL was particularly effective. Furthermore, results indicate that MEDLINE and EMBASE offer little benefit for locating qualitative dementia research if CINAHL and PSYCINFO are also searched. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  20. The Job of 'Conseiller info energie': Small Uncertain Hands of the French Energy Policies

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    Cacciari, Joseph

    2016-01-01

    This article examines the diffusion of the 'green economy' from the Conseiller info energie job, created in 2002. These advisors direct individuals in their proposed purchase of renewable energy equipment or energy renovation of their homes, to promote the 'greening' of the housing sector. From the story and position of this activity, we support the green economy is caught in uncertainty as to its effective institutionalization

  1. Info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia arenguseire järeldused ja soovitused = Information and communication technologies foresight: conclusions and policy recommendations / Kristjan Rebane

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    Rebane, Kristjan

    2010-01-01

    Eesti Arengufondi arenguseirest, mille eesmärgiks oli kindlaks teha, millised valdkonnad suudavad järgmise 10. aastaga info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia abiga Eesti majanduse ja ühiskonna arengusse enim panustada. Joonised

  2. Modeling and Management of Increased Urban Stormwater Runoff Using InfoSWMM Sustain in the Berkeley Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado

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    Panos, C.; Hogue, T. S.; McCray, J. E.

    2016-12-01

    Few urban studies have evaluated the hydrologic impacts of redevelopment - for example, a rapid conversion from single to multi-family homes - known as infill, or re-urbanization. Redevelopment provides unique stormwater challenges as private property owners in many cities are not mandated to undertake stormwater retrofits leading to an overall increase in stormwater quantity and decrease in quality. This research utilizes a version of the EPA's Storm Water Management Model (SWMM), InfoSWMM Sustain, to model and analyze the impacts of impervious cover change due to redevelopment on stormwater quantity and quality in Denver, Colorado, with a focus on the Berkeley Neighborhood, where the percent imperviousness is expected to increase significantly from a current value of 53% by 2025. We utilize flow data from multiple pressure transducers installed directly within the storm sewer network as well as water quality data from storm and low flow sampling to initially calibrate InfoSWMM Sustain using September 2015 through September 2016 storm data. Model scenarios include current land cover conditions as well as future imperviousness predictions from redevelopment. The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District's Colorado Urban Hydrograph Procedure (CUHP) model is also implemented and used for calibration and comparison to the InfoSWMM stormwater model. Model simulations predicting an average annual stormwater runoff for the basin will be used to inform stormwater capture for the Berkeley Neighborhood on the downstream Willis Case Golf Course, where treatment trains are being designed to provide irrigation water (a 250 ac-ft per year demand) and improved water quality for discharge to the nearby receiving waters of Clear Creek. Ultimately, study results will better inform regional stormwater capture requirements when transitioning from single to multi-family units by providing a quantitative basis for treatment and regulation priorities.

  3. Psychological adaptation in the info-communication society: the revised version of the technology-related psychological consequences Questionnaire

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    Emelin, Vadim; Tkhostov, Alexander; Rasskazova, Elena

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the study is to consider technology-related changes in psychological needs and boundaries that affect one’s personal adaptation to the info-communication society, as well as how they relate to problematic or excessive technology use. Based on the psychological model of the consequences of technology use, we’ve picked two forms of technology use (one related to mobile phones and the other related to the Internet) from a revised version of our Technology-Related Psychological Consequ...

  4. Psychological adaptation in the info-communication society: The revised version of Technology-Related Psychological Consequences Questionnaire.

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    Emelin V.A.; Tkhostov A.Sh.; Rasskazova E.I.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the study is to consider technology-related changes in psychological needs and boundaries that affect one’s personal adaptation to the info-communication society, as well as how they relate to problematic or excessive technology use. Based on the psychological model of the consequences of technology use, we’ve picked two forms of technology use (one related to mobile phones and the other related to the Internet) from a revised version of our Technology-Related Psychological Consequ...

  5. THE IMPACT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELEOPMENT ON REVENUE GENERATION AND INVESTMENT VALUATION OF INFO-TECH CORPORTIONS

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    Doh, Legima E.; Prince, Damian R.

    2016-01-01

    In today’s rapidly changing business world, it has become imperative for companies to be innovative, in order to stay in business. At the heart of this approach is research and   development (R&D).  While, R&D practices differ across industries and companies, we recognize that the practice is prevalent in the pharmaceutical and the information technology (IT/ info-tech) industries. Despite the fact, that much research has been done on R&D in the pharmaceutical industry...

  6. Depression screening with patient-targeted feedback in cardiology: The cost-effectiveness of DEPSCREEN-INFO.

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    Brettschneider, Christian; Kohlmann, Sebastian; Gierk, Benjamin; Löwe, Bernd; König, Hans-Helmut

    2017-01-01

    Although depression is common in patients with heart disease, screening for depression is much debated. DEPSCREEN-INFO showed that a patient-targeted feedback in addition to screening results in lower depression level six months after screening. The purpose of this analysis was to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis of DEPSCREEN-INFO. Patients with coronary heart disease or arterial hypertension were included. Participants in both groups were screened for depression. Participants in the intervention group additionally received a patient-targeted feedback of their result and recommended treatment options. A cost-utility analysis using quality-adjusted life years (QALY) based on the EQ-5D was performed. The time horizon was 6 months. Resource utilization was assessed by a telephone interview. Multiple imputation using chained equations was used. Net-benefit regressions controlled for prognostic variables at baseline were performed to construct cost-effectiveness acceptability curves. Different sensitivity analyses were performed. 375 participants (intervention group: 155; control group: 220) were included at baseline. After 6 months, in the intervention group adjusted total costs were lower (-€2,098; SE: €1,717) and more QALY were gained (0.0067; SD: 0.0133); yet differences were not statistically significant. The probability of cost-effectiveness was around 80% independent of the willingness-to-pay (range: €0/QALY-€130,000/QALY). The results were robust. A patient-targeted feedback in addition to depression screening in cardiology is cost-effective with a high probability. This underpins the use of the patient-targeted feedbacks and the PHQ-9 that are both freely available and easy to implement in routine care.

  7. Rethinking 3R strategies: Digging deeper into AnimalTestInfo promotes transparency in in vivo biomedical research.

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    Bert, Bettina; Dörendahl, Antje; Leich, Nora; Vietze, Julia; Steinfath, Matthias; Chmielewska, Justyna; Hensel, Andreas; Grune, Barbara; Schönfelder, Gilbert

    2017-12-01

    In the European Union (EU), animal welfare is seen as a matter of great importance. However, with respect to animal experimentation, European citizens feel quite uninformed. The European Directive 2010/63/EU for the protection of laboratory animals aims for greater transparency and requires that a comprehensible, nontechnical summary (NTS) of each authorised research project involving animals is published by the respective Member State. However, the NTSs remain sleeping beauties if their contents are not easily and systematically accessible. The German web-based NTS database AnimalTestInfo is a unique channel for scientists to communicate their work, and provides the opportunity for large-scale analyses of planned animal studies to inform researchers and the public. For an in-depth meta-analysis, we classified the duly completed NTSs submitted to AnimalTestInfo in 2014 and 2015 according to the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) system. Indexing the NTSs with ICD codes provided a fine-grained overview of the prospective uses of experimental animals. Using this approach, transparency, especially for highly controversial animal research involving, for example, nonhuman primates, is fostered, as it enables pinpointing the envisaged beneficiary down to the level of the addressed disease. Moreover, research areas with many planned projects involving animals can be specified in detail. The development of 3R (replacement, reduction, and refinement) measures in these research areas may be most efficient, as a large number of experimental animals would benefit from it. Indexing NTSs with ICD codes can support governments and funding agencies in advancing target-oriented funding of 3R research. Data drawn from NTSs can provide a basis for the development, validation, and implementation of directed 3R strategies as well as guidance for rethinking the role of animal research models.

  8. Rethinking 3R strategies: Digging deeper into AnimalTestInfo promotes transparency in in vivo biomedical research.

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    Bettina Bert

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    Full Text Available In the European Union (EU, animal welfare is seen as a matter of great importance. However, with respect to animal experimentation, European citizens feel quite uninformed. The European Directive 2010/63/EU for the protection of laboratory animals aims for greater transparency and requires that a comprehensible, nontechnical summary (NTS of each authorised research project involving animals is published by the respective Member State. However, the NTSs remain sleeping beauties if their contents are not easily and systematically accessible. The German web-based NTS database AnimalTestInfo is a unique channel for scientists to communicate their work, and provides the opportunity for large-scale analyses of planned animal studies to inform researchers and the public. For an in-depth meta-analysis, we classified the duly completed NTSs submitted to AnimalTestInfo in 2014 and 2015 according to the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD system. Indexing the NTSs with ICD codes provided a fine-grained overview of the prospective uses of experimental animals. Using this approach, transparency, especially for highly controversial animal research involving, for example, nonhuman primates, is fostered, as it enables pinpointing the envisaged beneficiary down to the level of the addressed disease. Moreover, research areas with many planned projects involving animals can be specified in detail. The development of 3R (replacement, reduction, and refinement measures in these research areas may be most efficient, as a large number of experimental animals would benefit from it. Indexing NTSs with ICD codes can support governments and funding agencies in advancing target-oriented funding of 3R research. Data drawn from NTSs can provide a basis for the development, validation, and implementation of directed 3R strategies as well as guidance for rethinking the role of animal research models.

  9. Rethinking 3R strategies: Digging deeper into AnimalTestInfo promotes transparency in in vivo biomedical research

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    Dörendahl, Antje; Leich, Nora; Vietze, Julia; Steinfath, Matthias; Chmielewska, Justyna; Hensel, Andreas; Grune, Barbara; Schönfelder, Gilbert

    2017-01-01

    In the European Union (EU), animal welfare is seen as a matter of great importance. However, with respect to animal experimentation, European citizens feel quite uninformed. The European Directive 2010/63/EU for the protection of laboratory animals aims for greater transparency and requires that a comprehensible, nontechnical summary (NTS) of each authorised research project involving animals is published by the respective Member State. However, the NTSs remain sleeping beauties if their contents are not easily and systematically accessible. The German web-based NTS database AnimalTestInfo is a unique channel for scientists to communicate their work, and provides the opportunity for large-scale analyses of planned animal studies to inform researchers and the public. For an in-depth meta-analysis, we classified the duly completed NTSs submitted to AnimalTestInfo in 2014 and 2015 according to the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) system. Indexing the NTSs with ICD codes provided a fine-grained overview of the prospective uses of experimental animals. Using this approach, transparency, especially for highly controversial animal research involving, for example, nonhuman primates, is fostered, as it enables pinpointing the envisaged beneficiary down to the level of the addressed disease. Moreover, research areas with many planned projects involving animals can be specified in detail. The development of 3R (replacement, reduction, and refinement) measures in these research areas may be most efficient, as a large number of experimental animals would benefit from it. Indexing NTSs with ICD codes can support governments and funding agencies in advancing target-oriented funding of 3R research. Data drawn from NTSs can provide a basis for the development, validation, and implementation of directed 3R strategies as well as guidance for rethinking the role of animal research models. PMID:29240762

  10. Victimization and experience of crime victims with state institutions: The analysis of VDS info and victim support service’s data

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    Full Text Available This paper aims to identify the types and characteristics of primary and secondary victimization faced by the victims who turned to the VDS info and victims support service for assistance, with particular emphasis on their experience with governmental institutions as well as the assistance and support they received from the Service. In 2005, VDS info and victim support service received totally 452 calls from 94 persons, namely from 76 women and 18 men. In this paper, the data of VDS info and victim support service for the period from 1st July until 31st December 2005 are analyzed. This particular period has been chosen since it was the first period for which data were registered and processed by using a specially constructed questionnaire and specific methodology of data entry and processing.

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  12. Development of E-Info geneca: a website providing computer-tailored information and question prompt prior to breast cancer genetic counseling.

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    Albada, A.; Dulmen, S. van; Otten, R.; Bensing, J.M.; Ausems, M.G.E.M.

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the stepwise development of the website ‘E-info geneca’. The website provides counselees in breast cancer genetic counseling with computer-tailored information and a question prompt prior to their first consultation. Counselees generally do not know what to expect from genetic

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    Aderinto, AA; Social Sciences and Reproductive Health Research Network, East Gate Road, University College Hospital, Ibadan. Olawoye, JE ... African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Vol.7(2) 2004: 167-194 Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan 2005-05-27 info:eu-repo/semantics/article ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/43550 2018-02-25T06:23:48Z sajas:ART Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the 5'-flanking region of the prolactin gene and the association with reproduction traits in geese (Short communication) Jiang, RS Zhang, LL Geng, ZY Yang, T Zhang, SS Goose, Wan-xi White, Rhine, PRL, egg production, ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/26402 2018-03-06T09:12:37Z indilinga:ART Pilot survey of ethnozoological utilization of vertebrates in southwestern Nigeria Dedeke, G A; Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria Soewu, D A Lawal, O A Ola, M zootherapy, ethnozoology, impact, species. A survey of some vertebrates used ...

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    The influence of magnetic field on the transient photocurrent has been studied using Matlab Simulink simulations.These simulations lead to an equivalent circuit of the bifacial cell in transient state assuming that the photocurrent is the diffused. Bachudo Science Company Limited 2009-08-06 info:eu-repo/semantics/article ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/7546 2018-02-20T19:28:22Z ajns:ART LES MALADIES NEUROLOGIQUES OBSERVEES EN HOSPITALISATION, SUR UNE PERIODE DE ... UNAIZAH 81888 UNAIZAH, AL QASSIM REGION KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA Africa; Epidemiology; Neurologic disease; Neurology; Nigeria; Stroke units; ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/79472 2018-03-08T10:28:08Z gjss:ART Gender inequality and human resource management: A Nigerian perspective Ogunrin, FO Iyayi, FIO Eghafona, KA Gender inequality, paid work, human resource management, gendered job stratification, statistical discrimination, institutionalised child-care ...

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    article/43948 2018-03-08T09:22:34Z cme:ART Concussion in sport: Practical management guidelines for medical practitioners Kohler, RMN No Abstract. Health & Medical Publishing Group 2009-07-02 info:eu-repo/semantics/article ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/50866 2018-02-22T08:15:35Z samj:ART Field evaluation of a malaria rapid diagnostic test (ICT Pf) Moonasar, D Goga, AE Kruger, PS La Cock, C Background. Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (MRDTs) are quickand easy to perform and useful for diagnosing malaria in primary health care settings.

  1. Diseño de la Arquitectura de Información para el Producto: InfoFEU-UCLV.

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    Luis Ernesto Paz Enrique

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available La comunicación y la divulgación de información constituyen aspectos esenciales para el diseño de productos y servicios de Información. En la investigación se presenta el diseño de la arquitectura de información para la implementación del sitio Web: InfoFEU-UCLV definido como un producto de diseminación de información para la Federación Estudiantil Universitaria (FEU de la Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV. Se establecen las pautas para la arquitectura de información referidas a los sistemas de etiquetado, organización, búsqueda y navegación; lo que posibilita que se establezcan las estructuras para la confección del sitio. Mediante la realización de un estudio de usuarios, se registran las principales demandas estudiantiles de carácter informativo, recogidas preliminarmente en el octavo congreso de la organización. Se establece una interfaz visual a través del prototipado propuesto. Se determina la documentación necesaria para satisfacer las necesidades de información de los usuarios, teniendo en cuenta para el diseño el criterio de especialistas.

  2. Developing a stochastic conflict resolution model for urban runoff quality management: Application of info-gap and bargaining theories

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    Ghodsi, Seyed Hamed; Kerachian, Reza; Estalaki, Siamak Malakpour; Nikoo, Mohammad Reza; Zahmatkesh, Zahra

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, two deterministic and stochastic multilateral, multi-issue, non-cooperative bargaining methodologies are proposed for urban runoff quality management. In the proposed methodologies, a calibrated Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) is used to simulate stormwater runoff quantity and quality for different urban stormwater runoff management scenarios, which have been defined considering several Low Impact Development (LID) techniques. In the deterministic methodology, the best management scenario, representing location and area of LID controls, is identified using the bargaining model. In the stochastic methodology, uncertainties of some key parameters of SWMM are analyzed using the info-gap theory. For each water quality management scenario, robustness and opportuneness criteria are determined based on utility functions of different stakeholders. Then, to find the best solution, the bargaining model is performed considering a combination of robustness and opportuneness criteria for each scenario based on utility function of each stakeholder. The results of applying the proposed methodology in the Velenjak urban watershed located in the northeastern part of Tehran, the capital city of Iran, illustrate its practical utility for conflict resolution in urban water quantity and quality management. It is shown that the solution obtained using the deterministic model cannot outperform the result of the stochastic model considering the robustness and opportuneness criteria. Therefore, it can be concluded that the stochastic model, which incorporates the main uncertainties, could provide more reliable results.

  3. On assessing the robustness of an input signal optimization algorithm for damage detection: the Info-Gap Decision Theory approach

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    Stull C.J.

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The Info-Gap Decision Theory (IGDT is here adopted to assess the robust- ness of a technique aimed at identifying the optimal excitation signal within a structural health monitoring (SHM procedure. Given limited system response measurements and ever-present physical limits on the level of excitation, the ultimate goal of the mentioned technique is to improve the detectability of the damage increasing the difference between measurable outputs of the undamaged and damaged system. In particular, a 2 DOF mass-spring-damper system characterized by the presence of a nonlinear stiffness is considered. Uncertainty is introduced within the system under the form of deviations of its parameters (mass, stiffness, damping ratio… from their nominal values. Variations in the performance of the mentioned technique are then evaluated both in terms of changes in the estimated difference between the responses of the damaged and undamaged system and in terms of deviations of the identified optimal input signal from its nominal estimation. Finally, plots of the performances of the analyzed algorithm for different levels of uncertainty are obtained, showing which parameters are more sensitive to the presence of uncertainty and thus enabling a clear evaluation of its robustness.

  4. IMGT/GeneInfo: T cell receptor gamma TRG and delta TRD genes in database give access to all TR potential V(DJ recombinations

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    Jouvin-Marche Evelyne

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Adaptative immune repertoire diversity in vertebrate species is generated by recombination of variable (V, diversity (D and joining (J genes in the immunoglobulin (IG loci of B lymphocytes and in the T cell receptor (TR loci of T lymphocytes. These V-J and V-D-J gene rearrangements at the DNA level involve recombination signal sequences (RSS. Whereas many data exist, they are scattered in non specialized resources with different nomenclatures (eg. flat files and are difficult to extract. Description IMGT/GeneInfo is an online information system that provides, through a user-friendly interface, exhaustive information resulting from the complex mechanisms of T cell receptor V-J and V-D-J recombinations. T cells comprise two populations which express the αβ and γδ TR, respectively. The first version of the system dealt with the Homo sapiens and Mus musculus TRA and TRB loci whose gene rearrangements allow the synthesis of the αβ TR chains. In this paper, we present the second version of IMGT/GeneInfo where we complete the database for the Homo sapiens and Mus musculus TRG and TRD loci along with the introduction of a quality control procedure for existing and new data. We also include new functionalities to the four loci analysis, giving, to date, a very informative tool which allows to work on V(DJ genes of all TR loci in both human and mouse species. IMGT/GeneInfo provides more than 59,000 rearrangement combinations with a full gene description which is freely available at http://imgt.cines.fr/GeneInfo. Conclusion IMGT/GeneInfo allows all TR information sequences to be in the same spot, and are now available within two computer-mouse clicks. This is useful for biologists and bioinformaticians for the study of T lymphocyte V(DJ gene rearrangements and their applications in immune response analysis.

  5. HEALTH INFO SANTÉ

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    2000-01-01

    Information from the CHIS Board and the Personnel Division:Differences in doctors' fees in GenevaOur health insurance system falls into the 'private' category and fees for the same medical treatment from different doctors can vary enormously. However, over the last few months, information has been compiled which will be a useful tool to curb rising health care costs. We urge you to use it! AUSTRIA has drawn up a table of fees charged for a whole series of standard consultations over the last few months to learn more about average rates and facilitate comparisons. The result is a list of Geneva doctors known to charge members of the CERN health insurance the same rates as their patients covered by the Geneva health funds. The list is available for consultation at the CERN AUSTRIA office or at the Social Affairs office. You will appreciate that this list cannot be published or distributed.If you would like to know if your doctor is on the list or if you are looking for a new doctor, be it a general practitioner...

  6. HEALTH INFO SANTE

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    1999-01-01

    Information from the CHIS Board and Personnel Division:A new contract to manage our health insurance has been signed with AUSTRIA and it will come into force on 1 January 2000.The changeover to the new contract will not affect those covered by thescheme since there will be no change in the list of services reimbursed or in the reimbursement procedure.However, you are requested (as far as possible) to submit separate claims fortreatment (not bills) received before 1 January 2000 as opposed to treatment received after 1 January 2000. This will help AUSTRIA with its accounting.

  7. Civil Surgeon Info

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    Department of Homeland Security — USCIS designates certain doctors (also known as civil surgeons) to perform the medical exam required for most Green Card applicants. This data set represents the...

  8. HELTH INFO SANTÉ - REMINDER

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    2000-01-01

    Information from the CHIS Board and the Personnel Division:Going to hospital?Private room or public ward: Careful!Depending on whether you choose a private or semi-private room or a public ward, the cost of a lengthy stay in hospital can change dramatically.First remember that for treatment in hospital, as opposed to outpatient treatment, the cost i.e. board and lodging and care, are reimbursed at 100% in the public ward. The same treatment in a private or semi-private room is reimbursed at 90%. Before deciding which category you want, you should try to estimate the cost you are letting yourself in for. One essential point to bear in mind is that the limit of CHF 69,862. -, which appears on the benefits flyer for 2000 in front of lines 1 to 5, does not apply to treatment in hospital as an in-patient.In the public ward that does not matter since 100% of the costs are reimbursed. But in a private or semi-private room - particularly for lengthy stays requiring a lot of care (resuscitation, intensive care) the 10...

  9. 4supp info

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    A RhIII–NHC (N-Heterocyclic Carbene) Complex from Metal-Metal Singly Bonded [RhII RhII] Precursor. Arup Sinha, Abir Sarbajna, Shrabani Dinda and Jitendra K. Bera*. Department of Chemistry. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Kanpur 208 016, India. E-mail: jbera@iitk.ac.in. Contents. Figure S1: IR spectrum of ...

  10. EnviroInfo 2004

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    CERN, 21, 22 & 23 October Sh@ring For its 18th meeting, the international conference dedicated to information and communication technologies (IT) applied to environmental protection and sustainable development has choosen to promote « sh@ring » as its main axis : Sharing knowledge, insisting on the necessity to promote actions of knowledge transfer in respect of the principles of sustainable development (North/South transfers, knowledge sharing, web-research promotion, private and public partnerships, ...) ; Sharing data, aiming for better tranparency of the information to the public and improving the data flow between administrations (sharing environment knowledge, health and risk hazards, ...) The 94 planned conferences will focus around topics such as health and environment, technological risks, web and information systems, new developments in the way of knowledge transfers and sharing of scientific or environmental databases. The event ...

  11. FEMA DFIRM Community Info

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This table is a lookup table that contains community map repository details and map history information that is shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) legend...

  12. Info (TR Rao)

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    ) measured in Scoville Units (SUs). Pure capsaicin: 16 M SU. Smoking Ed's Carolina reaper: 1.47 MSU. Tezpur mirchi: 0.855 MSU; 163 times the jalapeno pepper. Bhut Jolokia 1.6M; infinity chilli: 1.2M, Naga Viper: 1.4 M; Trinidad Moruga ...

  13. The role of incentive design in parliamentarian anti-corruption programmes / Bryane Michael, Aare Kasemets

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    Michael, Bryane

    2007-01-01

    Motivatsioonidest ja viisidest, kuidas korruptsioonivastased programmid parlamendis aitavad parlamendiliikmetel koguda poliitilist kapitali valijate nõudmiste, poliitilise võitluse, eestkoste jne. haldamisel. Lisatud graafikud, tabelid ja diagramm

  14. Patient information in radiation oncology: a cross-sectional pilot study using the EORTC QLQ-INFO26 module

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    Adler, Johannes; Paelecke-Habermann, Yvonne; Jahn, Patrick; Landenberger, Margarete; Leplow, Bernd; Vordermark, Dirk

    2009-01-01

    The availability of alternative sources of information, e. g. the internet, may influence the quantity and quality of information cancer patients receive regarding their disease and treatment. The purpose of the present study was to assess perception of information in cancer patients during radiotherapy as well as media preferences and specifically the utilization of the internet. In a cross-sectional, single-centre study 94 patients currently undergoing radiotherapy were asked to complete two questionnaires. The EORTC QLQ-INFO26 module was used to assess the quality and quantity of information received by patients in the areas disease, medical tests, treatment, other services, different places of care and how to help themselves, as well as qualitative aspects as helpfulness of and satisfaction with this information. The importance of different media, in particular the internet, was investigated by a nine-item questionnaire. The response rate was n = 72 patients (77%). Patients felt best informed concerning medical tests (mean ± SD score 79 ± 22, scale 0-100) followed by disease (68 ± 21). Treatment (52 ± 24) and different places of care and other services (30 ± 36 and 30 ± 30, respectively) ranked last. 37% of patients were very satisfied and 37% moderately satisfied with the amount of information received, 61% wished more information. Among eight media, brochures, television and internet were ranked as most important. 41% used the internet themselves or via friends or family, mostly for research of classic and alternative treatment options. Unavailability and the necessity of computer skills were most mentioned obstacles. In a single-center pilot study, radiotherapy patients indicated having received most information about medical tests and their disease. Patients very satisfied with their information had received the largest amount of information. Brochures, television and internet were the most important media. Individual patient needs should be

  15. Psychological adaptation in the info-communication society: The revised version of Technology-Related Psychological Consequences Questionnaire.

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    Emelin V.A.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study is to consider technology-related changes in psychological needs and boundaries that affect one’s personal adaptation to the info-communication society, as well as how they relate to problematic or excessive technology use. Based on the psychological model of the consequences of technology use, we’ve picked two forms of technology use (one related to mobile phones and the other related to the Internet from a revised version of our Technology-Related Psychological Consequences Questionnaire. The new version includes nine questions: two assessing the excessive use of technology (the inability to resist using technology and subjective dependence, four assessing changes in psychological boundaries (boundaries extension and violation, easiness-related and opportunity-related preference for technology and the other three measuring technology-related needs (functionality, convenience and image making. In the normative sample (N=132, appropriate reliability, factor validity and convergent validity were demonstrated in comparisons to the picture measure of the technology-related boundaries change. Based on hierarchical regression and moderator analysis, it was shown that changes in psychological boundaries affect the excessive use of technology (explaining an additional 17-27% of the variance after adjusting for frequency of use and age group. The extension of boundaries and ease-of-use-related preference for mobile phones versus the Internet predicted satisfaction with life after adjusting for frequency of use, age group, inability to resist and subjective dependency respectively; however, the figures were not statistically significant. Thus, our data supports the hypothesis that there are different kinds of technology-related changes in psychological boundaries that manifest themselves in the subjective feeling of dependence on technology and the feeling that it is impossible to do without technology, which might in some cases

  16. Victims of crime, with special emphasis on victims of work abuse and domestic violence: Analysis of the service VDS info and victim support for 2009

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    Radaković Danica

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present the work of the VDS info and victim support service for the period January 1st 2009 - December 31st 2009. It contains the data about victims, type and quality of assistance and support provided by the Service, and also about institutions and organizations the victims contacted before or after contacting the Service and their satisfaction with the help they received.

  17. Indexing of randomised controlled trials of physiotherapy interventions: a comparison of AMED, CENTRAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, hooked on evidence, PEDro, PsycINFO and PubMed.

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    Moseley, Anne M; Sherrington, Catherine; Elkins, Mark R; Herbert, Robert D; Maher, Christopher G

    2009-09-01

    To compare the comprehensiveness of indexing the reports of randomised controlled trials of physiotherapy interventions by eight bibliographic databases (AMED, CENTRAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, Hooked on Evidence, PEDro, PsycINFO and PubMed). Audit of bibliographic databases. Two hundred and eighty-one reports of randomised controlled trials of physiotherapy interventions were identified by screening the reference lists of 30 relevant systematic reviews published in four consecutive issues of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Issue 3, 2007 to Issue 2, 2008). AMED, CENTRAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, Hooked on Evidence, PEDro, PsycINFO and PubMed were used to search for the trial reports. The number of trial reports indexed in each database was calculated. PEDro indexed 99% of the trial reports, CENTRAL indexed 98%, PubMed indexed 91%, EMBASE indexed 82%, CINAHL indexed 61%, Hooked on Evidence indexed 40%, AMED indexed 36% and PsycINFO indexed 17%. Most trial reports (92%) were indexed on four or more of the databases. One trial report was indexed on a single database (PEDro). Of the eight bibliographic databases examined, PEDro and CENTRAL provide the most comprehensive indexing of reports of randomised trials of physiotherapy interventions.

  18. 2018-02-21T16:33:36Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/57011 2018-02-21T16:33:36Z jrsul:ART Les particularités des ostéomyélites de l'humérus chez l'enfant au CHU Tokoin de Lomé Akakpo-Numado, GK Gnassingbe, K Boume, MA Kassegne, I Sakiye, KA Domeleve, KD Tekou, H Osteomyélite ; enfants ; humérus ; drépanocytose ; Lomé But : Préciser ...

  19. National Public Information Symposium on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, NUC Info' 2000. Radioactive Waste Management and Site Restoration in Uranium Industry. Proceedings. Volume 2

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    Dobos, Ion; Comsa, Olivia

    2000-01-01

    These proceedings published in two volumes contain materials presented at the National Public Information Symposium on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, NUC Info' 2000. Radioactive Waste Management and Site Restoration in Uranium Industry - held on 5th September to 8th September 2000 at Baita - Bihor, Romania. The proceedings are structured in 4 sections: 1. Management of radioactive wastes arising from uranium mining, milling and decommissioning; 2. Uranium mine closing down; 3. Environmental restoration of uranium mining and milling sites; 4. Management of radioactive wastes arising from nuclear applications. The contributions in this volume debate the issues of environment restoration at uranium ore mining and management of radioactive wastes resulted from nuclear applications

  20. ART-GUMENTACIÓN EN UN DISCURSO TURÍSTICO VIRTUAL. MADRID EN LA PÁGINA WEB DE TURESPAÑA: SPAIN.INFO

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    Laurence Chapuis

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Turespaña es un organismo creado con el propósito de acometer acciones en el exterior para la promoción de España como destino turístico, por lo que era fundamental que tuviera una persuasiva presencia en Internet. Basándonos en el análisis argumentativo de Amossy, estudiamos la estrategia discursiva desarrollada en la página de Madrid del portal de Spain.info para convencer al visitante vir - tual de viajar a la capital. Así, en ese contexto digital, mostramos cómo el locutor construye su imagen (ethos y la de su destinatario, y maneja las relaciones entre ambos para cumplir con sus objetivos.

  1. National Public Information Symposium on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, NUC Info'2000. Radioactive Waste Management and Site Restoration in Uranium Industry. Proceedings. Volume 1

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    Dobos, Ion; Comsa, Olivia

    2000-01-01

    These proceedings published in two volumes contain materials presented at the National Public Information Symposium on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, NUC Info'2000, Radioactive Waste Management and Site Restoration in Uranium Industry, held on 5. September to 8. September 2000 at Baita Bihor, Romania. As the name of Symposium indicates, this manifestation is addressed not only to specialists but rather to the public at large. The proceedings are structured in 4 sections: 1. Management of radioactive waste arising from uranium mining, milling and decommissioning; 2. Uranium mine close-down; 3. Environmental restoration of uranium mining and milling sites; 4. Management of radioactive waste arising from nuclear applications. The first volume also contains an inaugural session dedicated to nuclear power, nuclear fuel cycle and development of uranium industry in Romania. The contributions in the first volume deal with the management of radioactive waste arising from uranium mining, milling and decommissioning and uranium mine close-out

  2. Study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial evaluating efficacy of a smoking cessation e-‘Tabac Info Service’: ee-TIS trial

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    Cambon, L; Bergman, P; Le Faou, Al; Vincent, I; Le Maitre, B; Pasquereau, A; Arwidson, P; Thomas, D; Alla, F

    2017-01-01

    Introduction A French national smoking cessation service, Tabac Info Service, has been developed to provide an adapted quitline and a web and mobile application involving personalised contacts (eg, questionnaires, advice, activities, messages) to support smoking cessation. This paper presents the study protocol of the evaluation of the application (e-intervention Tabac Info Service (e-TIS)). The primary objective is to assess the efficacy of e-TIS. The secondary objectives are to (1) describe efficacy variations with regard to users' characteristics, (2) analyse mechanisms and contextual conditions of e-TIS efficacy. Methods and analyses The study design is a two-arm pragmatic randomised controlled trial including a process evaluation with at least 3000 participants randomised to the intervention or to the control arm (current practices). Inclusion criteria are: aged 18 years or over, current smoker, having completed the online consent forms, possessing a mobile phone with android or apple systems and using mobile applications, wanting to stop smoking sooner or later. The primary outcome is the point prevalence abstinence of 7 days at 6 months later. Data will be analysed in intention to treat (primary) and per protocol analyses. A logistic regression will be carried out to estimate an OR (95% CI) for efficacy. A multivariate multilevel analysis will explore the influence on results of patients' characteristics (sex, age, education and socioprofessional levels, dependency, motivation, quit experiences) and contextual factors, conditions of use, behaviour change techniques. Ethics and dissemination The study protocol was reviewed by the ethical and deontological institutional review board of the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance on 18 April 2016. The findings of this study will allow us to characterise the efficacy of e-TIS and conditions of its efficacy. These findings will be disseminated through peer-reviewed articles. Trial registration

  3. Study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial evaluating efficacy of a smoking cessation e-'Tabac Info Service': ee-TIS trial.

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    Cambon, L; Bergman, P; Le Faou, Al; Vincent, I; Le Maitre, B; Pasquereau, A; Arwidson, P; Thomas, D; Alla, F

    2017-02-24

    A French national smoking cessation service, Tabac Info Service, has been developed to provide an adapted quitline and a web and mobile application involving personalised contacts (eg, questionnaires, advice, activities, messages) to support smoking cessation. This paper presents the study protocol of the evaluation of the application (e-intervention Tabac Info Service (e-TIS)). The primary objective is to assess the efficacy of e-TIS. The secondary objectives are to (1) describe efficacy variations with regard to users' characteristics, (2) analyse mechanisms and contextual conditions of e-TIS efficacy. The study design is a two-arm pragmatic randomised controlled trial including a process evaluation with at least 3000 participants randomised to the intervention or to the control arm (current practices). Inclusion criteria are: aged 18 years or over, current smoker, having completed the online consent forms, possessing a mobile phone with android or apple systems and using mobile applications, wanting to stop smoking sooner or later. The primary outcome is the point prevalence abstinence of 7 days at 6 months later. Data will be analysed in intention to treat (primary) and per protocol analyses. A logistic regression will be carried out to estimate an OR (95% CI) for efficacy. A multivariate multilevel analysis will explore the influence on results of patients' characteristics (sex, age, education and socioprofessional levels, dependency, motivation, quit experiences) and contextual factors, conditions of use, behaviour change techniques. The study protocol was reviewed by the ethical and deontological institutional review board of the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance on 18 April 2016. The findings of this study will allow us to characterise the efficacy of e-TIS and conditions of its efficacy. These findings will be disseminated through peer-reviewed articles. NCT02841683; Pre-results. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For

  4. Cibercidanania na República Tecnológica: contribuições info-inclusivas dos novos paradigmas transculturais canadenses (UNESP-Bauru/UOFT-Canadá /CAPES

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    Ricardo Nicola

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available As a result of a post-doctoral research (CAPES, Brazilian Foundation, 2006-2007, carried out at the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology (University of Toronto- UofT – this paper intends to present some of the main info-inclusion contributions that came from transcultural phenomenon of Canadian society into the constitution of the government and private online service networks. These contributions have really helped in attempt to outline the essential characteristics of cyber citizenship in an approach and precise ways, and with it, to draw a cybercitizens profile in the contemporary. In addition, to glimpse the main and probable onus and bonus from the virtual technologies in to exercise the participatory democracy among others political and social conditions – faced as challenges and (rediscoveries of the non-territorial nature of the internet – they will be reunited and organized in the book entitled Cyber citizenship – what is the meaning of the right and duty in the online world?, with preview edition in 2008 (English and Portuguese versions.

  5. InfoDOMAIN. Fall 2011

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    2011-09-01

    and women of Navy Cyber Forces. We are in the right place at the right time for making significant and consequential improvements to the way we...an easy one. I would be pleased to know that the men and women of Navy Cyber Forces felt professionally challenged, knew that their talents were...school where it was prepared, a neighboring high school and a nearby community center. Once everyone in the shelters had been fed, the leftovers

  6. Info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia / Aavo Heinlo

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    Heinlo, Aavo

    2004-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Social trends. - Tallinn, 2004, nr. 3, lk. 29-35. Ülevaade uuringutest arvuti (Interneti) kasutamise võimaluste kohta kodus ning õppeasutustes, IKT-spetsialistide ettevalmistamisest Eestis. Diagrammid. Graafikud. Tabelid

  7. Environmental Info for North Dakota

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    This page contains information about air and water in North Dakota, including state implementation programs (SIPs), air permitting, underground injection control (UIC) and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

  8. Environmental Info for South Dakota

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    This page contains information about air and water in South Dakota, including state implementation programs (SIPs), air permitting, underground injection control (UIC) and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

  9. Pharmacotherapy for Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis: Results From an NTM Info & Research Patient Survey and the Bronchiectasis and NTM Research Registry.

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    Henkle, Emily; Aksamit, Timothy R; Barker, Alan F; Curtis, Jeffrey R; Daley, Charles L; Anne Daniels, M Leigh; DiMango, Angela; Eden, Edward; Fennelly, Kevin; Griffith, David E; Johnson, Margaret; Knowles, Michael R; Leitman, Amy; Leitman, Philip; Malanga, Elisha; Metersky, Mark L; Noone, Peadar G; O'Donnell, Anne E; Olivier, Kenneth N; Prieto, Delia; Salathe, Matthias; Thomashow, Byron; Tino, Gregory; Turino, Gerard; Wisclenny, Susan; Winthrop, Kevin L

    2017-12-01

    Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis ("bronchiectasis") is a chronic inflammatory lung disease often associated with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection. Very little data exist to guide bronchiectasis management decisions. We sought to describe patterns of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and antibiotic therapy in the United States. We invited 2,000 patients through NTM Info & Research (NTMir) to complete an anonymous electronic survey. We separately queried baseline clinical and laboratory data from the US Bronchiectasis and NTM Research Registry (BRR). Among 511 NTMir survey responders with bronchiectasis, whose median age was 67 years, 85 (17%) reported asthma and 99 (19%) reported COPD. History of ICS use was reported by 282 (55%), 171 (61%) of whom were treated 1 year or longer, and 150 (53%) were currently taking ICSs. Fewer reported ever taking azithromycin for non-NTM bronchiectasis (203 responders [40%]) or inhaled tobramycin (78 responders [15%]). The median age of 1,912 BRR patients was 69 years; 528 (28%) had asthma and 360 (19%) had COPD. Among 740 patients (42%) without NTM, 314 were taking ICSs at baseline. Among patients without NTM who were taking ICSs, only 178 (57%) had a concurrent diagnosis of COPD or asthma that could explain ICS use. Fewer were taking suppressive macrolides (96 patients [13%]), and of the 70 patients (10%) taking inhaled suppressive antibiotics, 48 (68%) had chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. ICS use was common in two national samples of patients with bronchiectasis, with relatively few patients taking suppressive antibiotic therapies. Further research is needed to clarify the safety and effectiveness of these therapies in patients with bronchiectasis. Copyright © 2017 American College of Chest Physicians. All rights reserved.

  10. AnatomicalTerms.info: heading for an online solution to the anatomical synonym problem hurdles in data-reuse from the Terminologia Anatomica and the foundational model of anatomy and potentials for future development.

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    Gobée, O Paul; Jansma, Daniël; DeRuiter, Marco C

    2011-10-01

    The many synonyms for anatomical structures confuse medical students and complicate medical communication. Easily accessible translations would alleviate this problem. None of the presently available resources-Terminologia Anatomica (TA), digital terminologies such as the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA), and websites-are fully satisfactory to this aim. Internet technologies offer new possibilities to solve the problem. Several authors have called for an online TA. An online translation resource should be easily accessible, user-friendly, comprehensive, expandable, and its quality determinable. As first step towards this goal, we built a translation website that we named www.AnatomicalTerms.info, based on the database of the FMA. It translates between English, Latin, eponyms, and to a lesser extent other languages, and presently contains over 31,000 terms for 7,250 structures, covering 95% of TA. In addition, it automatically presents searches for images, documents and anatomical variations regarding the sought structure. Several terminological and conceptual issues were encountered in transferring data from TA and FMA into AnatomicalTerms.info, resultant from these resources' different set-ups (paper versus digital) and targets (machine versus human-user). To the best of our knowledge, AnatomicalTerms.info is unique in its combination of user-friendliness and comprehensiveness. As next step, wiki-like expandability will be added to enable open contribution of clinical synonyms and terms in different languages. Specific quality measures will be taken to strike a balance between open contribution and quality assurance. AnatomicalTerms.info's mechanism that "translates" terms to structures furthermore may enhance targeted searching by linking images, descriptions, and other anatomical resources to the structures. Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  11. Contours, 2ft Contour Information in AutoCAD & ArcInfo formats. AutoCAD contains cut line information. NAD83, Nevada State Plane, West Zone, US Foot. Broken into Township, Range, and Section Grids, Published in 2006, City of Carson City Government.

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    NSGIC Local Govt | GIS Inventory — Contours dataset current as of 2006. 2ft Contour Information in AutoCAD & ArcInfo formats. AutoCAD contains cut line information. NAD83, Nevada State Plane, West...

  12. Road and Street Centerlines, This dataset contains Georgia's most up-to-date GIS Road information in an ESRI ArcInfo Interchange (.e00) file format. The attribute updates contained in this file are the result of the GA. DOT's DLG-F/RC Reconciliation project. All of the counties poste, Published in 2004, 1:12000 (1in=1000ft) scale, University of Georgia.

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    NSGIC Education | GIS Inventory — Road and Street Centerlines dataset current as of 2004. This dataset contains Georgia's most up-to-date GIS Road information in an ESRI ArcInfo Interchange (.e00)...

  13. info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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    Leyton Donoso, Fabiola

    2008-01-01

    La crisis medio ambiental por la que atraviesa el planeta no es noticia nueva. Menos aún cuando esta crisis asume un carácter y unas consecuencias multiformes y globales que nos preocupan a todos: la explosión demográfica, el calentamiento global producto del efecto invernadero, la depredación de los llamados "recursos naturales", la contaminación de aguas, aire y tierra; la acelerada extinción de especies animales y vegetales, la sostenida deforestación y desertificación,etc. Este diagnóstic...

  14. Supporting Info-NI-complex-revised.doc

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    Photoprocess of Molecules Encapsulated in Porous Solids X: Photosensitization of Zeolite-Y Encapsulated Tris(2,2'-bipyridine –nickel-(II)ion by Phenosafranine Adsorbed onto the External Surface of the Nanoporous Host. Karuppannan Senthil Kumar, T. Sudha and Paramasivam Natarajan*. National Centre for Ultrafast ...

  15. RadiologyInfo: Glossary of Terms

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    ... the number of disintegrations per second of a radionuclide. acetaminophen A drug that reduces pain and fever ... a specific molecule on the cancer cells. adjuvant therapy Treatment designed to be contributory or complementary to ...

  16. Sterilization: new method options, failure rate info.

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    1998-01-01

    This article discusses new sterilization methods for tubal ligation, failure rates, and risks for ectopic pregnancy in the US. The Filshie clip, which was developed by Femcare, Ltd. in Nottingham, England, and is distributed by Avalon Medical Corp of Vermont, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in September 1996. The company has provided training sessions at major universities nationwide and exhibited at national professional association meetings. A training video and two more films will be available in 1998. The new clip is considered a more modern approach to a tubal occlusion method, which relies on newer materials and solves prior problems. Physicians usually used Falope rings, which had better failure rates than the Hulka clip and bipolar coagulation methods. There is a need for more long-term and large scale information exchange about the new Filshie clip. Some physicians still use the Falope ring because it is cost effective and well-studied. Physicians are warned to continue to advise women about the potential failure rates up to 10 years after sterilization and the 1 in 3 risk of ectopic pregnancy. Counseling about failure rates and the risk of ectopic pregnancy should target women under 30 years old, who have the highest failure rates, and women 30-34 years old. All sterilized women should be advised to seek a provider immediately if they have pregnancy symptoms following sterilization. Counseling should include the issue of "regrets," since it is a permanent method. All women should know about nonpermanent methods and experience a basic informed consent process. Young women and newly divorced women are particularly vulnerable to the "regrets" syndrome.

  17. How to Find Reliable ENT Info

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    ... based upon sites you view on the Internet. Breakthroughs in medicine typically require years of basic science and clinical research prior to becoming reality. Unbelievable promises of new treatments and other claims that seem "too good ...

  18. Nutrition and Health Info Sheet: Vegetarian Diets

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    Cena, Emily R; Heneman, Karrie; Zidenberg-Cherr, Sheri

    2009-01-01

    A vegetarian diet can provide all the nutrients your body requires, but if you are new to vegetarianism you may have to take extra care in planning your meals. This short publication will help you make good, informed choices.

  19. Infoética, Ciberespacio y Derecho

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    M.Sc. Yarina Amoroso Fernández

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The law through legal and other forms of regulation establishes the order and how to resolve conflicts peacefully, indicating objectives and how to get them in space and time. The information space is part of that reality, the existence of the digital information changes manners and customs and opens new scenarios in which behaviors develop. The Infoethics helps to identify the values that are taxed to preserve human dignity in Cyberspace. Infoethics is estimated to be the preferred method to define the objectives and how to achieve them. The Infoethics should be the basis for the gestation of the Model Law Society.

  20. EnviroInfo 2004 - French version only

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    2004-01-01

    http://www.cern.ch/cern50/ CERN, 21, 22 et 23 octobre Sh@ring Pour sa 18e édition, la Conférence internationale sur les nouvelles technologies de l'information appliquée à la protection de l'environnement et au développement durable a choisi de privilégier le thème du partage : le partage technologique, en insistant sur la nécessité de promouvoir les actions de transfert technologique dans l'esprit du respect des principes de développement durable (transfert Nord/Sud, transfert de connaissances, valorisation de la recherche sur le Web, partenariat privé-public,...) ; le partage des données, dans l'esprit d'une plus grande transparence de l'information publique et de l'amélioration des flux d'information entre les différentes administrations (Partage des connaissances environnementales, santé et risques environnementaux, ...). Les présentations s'arti...

  1. [First year results of "APAAC infos services"].

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    Didi-Kouko Coulibaly, Judith; Aka Dago-Akribi, Hortense; Oyoua, Blandine; Koffi-Gnagne, Yolande; Adoubi, Innocent; Echimane, Kouassi Antoine

    2013-02-01

    In Ivory Coast, the APAAC association "Let us help persons living with cancer or affected by cancer", in French "Aidons les Personnes Atteintes ou Affectées par le Cancer" (APAAC), set up the first ivorian call center to support persons living with or affected by cancer and to inform population about cancer. To show the feasibility of such a service in a developing country and to present the first results. This helpline is, since January 28th, 2010, directly accessible to the population by a fixed phone number. The population can, with a local cost call, contact a specialists team (psychologist, adviser in help relation or doctor), in total confidentiality, every Thursday from 3 pm till 5 pm. Outside Thursdays, informations about cancer are available on vocal server 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Callers are welcomed by a message inviting them either to listen to a recorded message about cancer or about APAAC association or finally to speak to a specialist online. Retrospective study based on the statistics of the call center. Because of a problem arisen on the statistics software, our results carry only over the period from August to December, 2010. We had, during this period, 462 calls among which 23 in August, 58 in September, 67 in October, 230 in November and 84 in December. Reasons of the increasing of the figures are justify by the poster campaign in September and the communication around the service on television program in November. On these 462 calls, we had 35 real communications among whom 10 calls interrupted. The reason was the lack of call credit. The average of the call time was of 20 minutes for the conversations with the specialists. Three hundred and forty-three persons stopped to the welcome message, 341 (9%) listen information on the cancer, 27 (6%) listen information about the association. Sixteen persons wished to speak to specialists but were not regrettably able to make it because having called up except the hours of presence. Three hundred and fifty-five calls took place the working days. The most sought time slots were the ones of 7 am to 6 pm. Those results raises questions about the necessity to create and to continue this kind of telephone counseling for cancer, but also on the need of communication and extension of listening days and hours. In our country context with a population with weak resources, the necessity of access to free call was also raised.

  2. RFID- Application in Info-Documentary Systems

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    Repanovici, Angela; Cristea, Luciana

    2011-01-01

    The automatization process in all industrial and social fields requires large amounts of data processing. Data Acquisition and Control Solutions can be improved by collecting and processing data in real-time without human involvement through Automatic Identification or Auto ID. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID - Radio Frequency Identification) or proximity is the latest and most advanced method automatic data collection technology, gaining a wide acceptance as people understand and use...

  3. Fall 2016 Solicitation Projects Website Info

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    Diachin, L. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-03-30

    Spark-ignition engines are the backbone behind people transportation around the world. The efficiency of spark-ignition engines is limited in practice by variations between engine cycles and cylinders within an engine that result from the manufacturing processes/tolerances. These variations impact knock limits and dilution tolerance, which results in more conservative settings for design and calibration settings, such as compression ratio, valve timing, and exhaust gas recirculation rates. Engine variations also have a significant impact on emissions generation, which can have a secondary impact on efficiency. A deeper understanding of the relative importance of these variations and their interactions on the charge preparation process can guide future decisions on machining tolerances and control strategies. This project will develop simulation tools and methodology to include the effects of some key manufacturing tolerances and their impact on engine performance and emissions.

  4. Info Source | IDRC - International Development Research Centre

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    Document Types: Operational budget guidelines, publications, program structure, reference documents (including charts of accounts, guidelines for preparing requests for ... Internal services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided to a specific program.

  5. Data Smog: Surviving the Info Glut.

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    Shenk, David

    1997-01-01

    While the ability to churn out information has exceeded our ability to process it, the goal of the information industry is to convince us that whatever we have is not enough. This article examines the drawbacks of the information age (including "data smog" and "information anxiety") and makes suggestions for limiting exposure…

  6. Info avond Go&Learn stakeholders

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    Brabant, Karen

    2014-01-01

    De infoavond licht de stakeholders in over de planning en invulling van de circuits en de praktische organisatie ervan. De stakeholders worden ingelicht over de huidige realisaties binnen het project, zowel op nationaal als internationaal niveau. Het geeft aan de stakeholders eveneens de kans om te netwerken.

  7. Development of the Integrated Info Tech System

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    2007-01-01

    solution with the three cochlear implant manufacturers within the United States. The manufacturers are Cochlear Americas, Advanced Bionics , and Med-El...2006) Exhibitor: Telepathology Demonstration Booth. Society of Armed Forces Medical Laboratory Scientists (SAFMLS), Reno, NV. Zalme, R.C. (2/2006... Bionics , and Med-EL, and obtained their participation in the project.  Acquired letters of intent to participate from the manufactures.  Evaluated

  8. The State of the Info Highway.

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    Hargadon, Tom

    1995-01-01

    Discusses technological developments and trends in interactive television (ITV) and video on demand (VOD), and examines the hardware and software needed to make ITV and VOD available for consumer use, home entertainment, and education and information services. Reviews technological advances and research conducted by regional telephone operating…

  9. Infocentros del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Venezuela y su gestión educativa: ¿Alcanzan los fines propuestos? / The info centres of the Science and Technology Ministry of Venezuela and their educative management: do they reach the goals?

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    Medina, Niorka

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Esta investigación se orienta a evaluar la gestión educativa de los infocentros del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Venezuela. El tipo de investigación es descriptiva, cuantitativa y explicativa. Los instrumentos seleccionados para la recolección de la información son: entrevista al único supervisor y a 10 anfitriones y un cuestionario a los 290 usuarios de los infocentros estudiados. Los instrumentos se sometieron a validación de contenido por juicio de expertos. Se aplicó una prueba piloto con el cuestionario a una muestra intencional de 32 usuarios. Los datos recolectados se analizaron utilizando Análisis Factorial y Validez Discriminante para su validez de constructo y Alfa de Cronbach para su confiabilidad. Los resultados se analizaron considerando un Índice de alcance propio, media aritmética, desviación estándar, análisis de la varianza y prueba de múltiplos rangos de Tukey. Los resultados obtenidos indican que la gestión educativa de los infocentros resultó aceptable con un gran potencial, con muy buena receptividad por las comunidades y anfitriones especialmente como apoyo para utilizar las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación como un instrumento potencial de desarrollo endógeno, cultural, social, económico y educativo.Abstract: This investigation is oriented to evaluate the educative management of the info centres of Science and Technology Ministry of Venezuela. The type of investigation is descriptive, quantitative and explanatory. The instruments for collecting the data are: interview to the supervisor and 10 hosts and a questionnaire to 290 info center users. The instruments were validated by experts. A pilot test was made with the questionnaire to an intentional sample of thirty two (32 users. The collected data was analyzed using Factorial Analysis and Discriminate Validity for their validity of construct and Alpha Cronbach for trustworthiness. The results were analyzed using an index

  10. Turvalisuse inimelement / Elver Loho

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    Loho, Elver

    2006-01-01

    Infoturbe tagamisest delikaatseid isikuandmeid koondavate andmebaaside haldamisel ning töötajate taustakontrollist räägivad arvutikaitse.ee portaali toimetaja Aare Kirna ja Elioni infoturbejuht Aivo Jürgenson. Klassikalised infoturbe tagamise võtted. Ühe infolekke anatoomia. Vt. samas: Lekkivad helpdesk'i kõnesalvestised; Eesti Telefon ja toru.hot.ee sünnilugu

  11. Development of form graphics of info-hypercube using protocube-designer method ПОСТРОЕНИЕ ФОРМОГРАФИКИ ИНФО-ГИПЕРКУБА МЕТОДОМ ПРОТОКУБ-КОНСТРУКТОРА

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    Filin Yuriy Nikolaevich

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The authors state the main aspects of innovative construction of form graphics of the structural geometric model of the Informative Hypercube produced using the universal Protocube-Designer method. The process of construction of the Info-Hypercube model is based on a well-known geometric transformation (motion technique, i.e. spatial displacement of two components of the initial cubic model represented by a pair of trihedrons, which complies with a well-known phenomenon of geometric componenthood (PGC. The use of the Protocube-Designer is used to construct the Info-Hypercube model form graphics stage by stage, on the basis of which the internal structure of the Info-Hypercube is formed. The method of Protocube-Designer makes it possible to reduce the cube model into a plane octagonal structure for the production of the pr-matrix lattice. Then, the required transformation of the plane structure with a pr-matrix into a spatial cubic model is performed. Thus, the aforesaid pratrix is used here as a structural unit for the production of a form graphics space lattice. The final fill-in of the whole internal structure of the Info-Hypercube is performed through completion of six additional intersecting planes (plates passing through the central Infocube in accordance with a typical one-side form graphics obtained earlier. The total number of planes in the internal Info-Hypercube structure will be equal to 18 (6 planes restricting the cubic form and 12 planes intersecting inside the model. As a result of this visual graphic construction, a rational formalized geometric Info-Hypercube model is obtained. This model represents an informative form graphics structure. The model is used in different fields, including constructive geometry, shaping of structural design elements as well as design of modern buildings and engineering structures.Изложены основные аспекты инновационного построения фо

  12. EnviroInfo 2014 - ICT for energy efficiency. Conference proceedings

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    Marx Gomez, Jorge; Rapp, Barbara; Giesen, Nils; Sonnenschein, Michael; Vogel, Ute; Winter, Andreas

    2014-01-01

    The main topics of this conference were: Sustainability Reporting; Renewable Energy; Environmental protection and health; Material flow management and LCA; Climate change and scarce resources; Tools for modelling and simulation of environmental systems; Biodiversity; Water management; Smart grids; Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS); Green IT and Energy aware development; GIS: Techniques and applications; High performance computing and big data; Resource and energy efficiency; Cloud computing; Decision support; Carbon footprint; Green Business Process Management (BPM); Mobility and sensors.

  13. Making Decisions for Your Health: Getting the Info You Need

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    ... Dispositivos Médicos Dispositivos que Emiten Radiación Fraude en la Salud Medicamentos Nutrición Productos Veterinarios Productos de Tabaco Salud Infantil Salud de la Mujer Suplementos Dietéticos Vacunas, Sangre y Productos Biológicos ...

  14. EnviroInfo 2014 - ICT for energy efficiency. Conference proceedings

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    Marx Gomez, Jorge; Rapp, Barbara; Giesen, Nils [Oldenburg Univ. (Germany). Business Information Systems; Sonnenschein, Michael; Vogel, Ute [Oldenburg Univ. (Germany). Environmental Informatics; Winter, Andreas (ed.) [Oldenburg Univ. (Germany). Software Engineering

    2014-07-01

    The main topics of this conference were: Sustainability Reporting; Renewable Energy; Environmental protection and health; Material flow management and LCA; Climate change and scarce resources; Tools for modelling and simulation of environmental systems; Biodiversity; Water management; Smart grids; Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS); Green IT and Energy aware development; GIS: Techniques and applications; High performance computing and big data; Resource and energy efficiency; Cloud computing; Decision support; Carbon footprint; Green Business Process Management (BPM); Mobility and sensors.

  15. What Influences the Awareness of Physician Quality Info

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In What Influences the Awareness of Physician Quality Information, Implications for Medicare, published in Volume 4, Issue 2 of Medicare and Medicaid Research...

  16. Foreign Assistance Coordination and Tracking System (FACTS Info)

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    US Agency for International Development — Foreign assistance planning and reporting system for USAID and Department of State (DOS); supports both reporting needs and transactional budget planning and...

  17. Insurance Coverage and Whither Thou Goest for Health Info

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Authors of Insurance Coverage and Whither Thou Goest for Health Information in 2012, recently published in Volume 4, Issue 4 of the Medicare and Medicaid Research...

  18. NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Data and Info

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release-3.0 data sets contains global 3-hourly, daily, monthly/3-hourly, and monthly averages of surface and top-of...

  19. True Time API Link (real time arrival info)

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This link will take you to the site where you can create an account to access Port Authority's real time arrival information. To request access to Port Authority's...

  20. Open Energy Info (OpenEI) (Fact Sheet)

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    2010-12-01

    The Open Energy Information (OpenEI.org) initiative is a free, open-source, knowledge-sharing platform. OpenEI was created to provide access to data, models, tools, and information that accelerate the transition to clean energy systems through informed decisions.

  1. Sport in Germany. Basis-Info 3-1996.

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    Beitz, Steffen

    This paper explores the importance and impact of sport in Germany from a variety of perspectives. Topics include: (1) the social function of sport; (2) popular sport, focusing on exercise and self-development rather than competition; (3) sport's role in the leisure activities of the handicapped; (4) top sport performers; (5) drugs and sport; (6)…

  2. Info-gap decision theory decisions under severe uncertainty

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    Ben-Haim, Yakov

    2006-01-01

    Everyone makes decisions, but not everyone is a decision analyst. A decision analyst uses quantitative models and computational methods to formulate decision algorithms, assess decision performance, identify and evaluate options, determine trade-offs and risks, evaluate strategies for investigation, and so on. This book is written for decision analysts. The term ""decision analyst"" covers an extremely broad range of practitioners. Virtually all engineers involved in design (of buildings, machines, processes, etc.) or analysis (of safety, reliability, feasibility, etc.) are decision analysts,

  3. Auto Aces or Accident Victims: Librarians on the Info Superhighway.

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    Woodward, Jeannette A.

    1995-01-01

    Discusses the future of librarians from public and academic library perspectives and describes the potential impact of home computer services on information seeking in public libraries. Notes the importance of the effects of copyright and privatization issues on future Internet use. Examines the future of electronic books and the need for and role…

  4. Info UPCT : Boletín especial EICM Graduados 2015

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    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    2015-01-01

    La Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos y de Ingeniería de Minas celebro este viernes 8 de mayo la ceremonia de graduación de 44 alumnos de la segunda promoción del Máster en Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos; la cuarta promoción del grado en Ingeniería Civil y la duodécima promoción de Ingenieros Técnicos de Obras Públicas. En dicha ceremonia fueron nombrados los padrinos de cada una de las promociones: Javier Pérez de la Cruz, de Ingeniería Técnica de ...

  5. InfoClim : Platform for Helping Vulnerable Communities Adapt to ...

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    23 oct. 2007 ... Working in several villages belonging to four communities in the region of Thiès, the project will put in place an observatory of climate change, sensitize local actors, and identify and implement adaptation strategies to improve the living conditions of vulnerable populations, or at least slow down their ...

  6. Assessing the performance of the SpeedInfo sensor.

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    2013-12-01

    Until recently freeway traffic operations data were collected in house by the Ohio Department of : Transportation (ODOT) using loop detectors. In recent years several private companies have emerged with a : viable opportunity to outsource traffic dat...

  7. Développer et personnaliser les compétences info-communicationnelles des enseignants de français langue étrangère – un impératif face à une mutation des publics apprenant au Centre du Vietnam

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    HOANG Thi Thu Hanh

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Selon notre témoignage, le nombre d’apprenants de FLE au centre du Vietnam ne baisse pas mais les objectifs et les motivations ont changé et bien varié. Vu les débouchés francophones, il y a moins d’étudiants qui choisissent comme leur première option d’études universitaires les sciences du langage français et la didactique du FLE, mais de plus en plus nombreux sont ceux qui étudient le français comme un moyen de se professionnaliser et ou pour un objectif personnel (étudier ou faire un stage dans un pays francophone, consulter les documents en français, communiquer avec la clientèle francophone, participer à des réseaux sociaux, etc.. Cette situation témoigne d’une évolution des attentes où s’expriment un pouvoir d’action élargie et l’intégration dans un monde global largement numérisé. Se dessine ainsi progressivement une nouvelle voie pour l’apprentissage du FLE,résultat d’une convergence entre notre héritage culturel complexe et un milieu technique devenu un lieu de sociabilité sans précédent. Ces dernières années, plusieurs courants de pensée se sont intéressés à l’essor des TICE et à l’explosion des pratiques info-communicationnelles. Deux concepts dominent : l’information litéracy anglo-saxonne et nord-américaine et la culture de l’information francophone et européenne. La première, plus utilitariste, est centrée sur l’opérationnel dans une société de la connaissance ; la seconde propose de sortir d’une vision techniciste de la communication et vise le développement non seulement de compétences mais aussi de connaissances pour un monde ouvert. Compétences et connaissances que les enseignants doivent dorénavant maitriser avant de les transmettre.

  8. Clinton: USA kaotab infosõjas Hiina, Venemaa ja Al Jazeeraga / Kaivo Kopli

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    Kopli, Kaivo

    2011-01-01

    USA välisministri Hillary Clintoni hinnangul on USA propaganda nõrgenenud ning USA mõjuvõim väheneb pidevalt. H. Clintoni vastusest Senati väliskomisjonis senaator Richard Lugari küsimusele USA pingutustest diplomaatilise kommunikatsiooni vallas

  9. Parlamentide info- ja analüüsiteenistuste koostöövõrgud / Aare Kasemets

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    Kasemets, Aare, 1963-

    2003-01-01

    Euroopa parlamentide teabe- ja analüüsiteenistused ning raamatukogud teevad koostööd mitmes võrgustikus, millest kaks suuremat on Euroopa Parlamendiuuringute ja -dokumentatsiooni Keskus (ECPRD) ning Rahvusvaheline Raamatukoguühingute ja -institutsioonide Liidu (IFLA) parlamendisektsioon. Ülevaade koostöövõrgustikest. Tabel: ECPRD seminarid 2002. ja 2003. aastal

  10. Info Source | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le développement ...

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    Sources de renseignements du gouvernement fédéral et sur les fonctionnaires fédéraux 2017 Centre de recherches pour le développement international. ... Activités mises en oeuvre dans le but de se procurer les biens et les services requis pour répondre à une demande dûment remplie (y compris une définition complète ...

  11. Study of Info backup system of strategy management for coal enterprises

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    Han, K.; Dai, B.; Li, Q.; Shao, J. [China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou (China). College of Mineral and Energy Resources

    2001-09-01

    It is an application system which helps the determination, enforcement and control of the development strategy of a coal enterprise. This system, which is based on Delphi 5.0, is a Windows application and is bundled with some excellent software, such as 3D Studio Max, Autocad, PhotoShop, Gif Gear etc. It comprises of two subsystems, i.e., the information backup subsystem of strategy management and the control subsystem of strategy enforcement. This system can provide not only the effective information to the leaders or the managers, but also the timely and effective control in the whole course of strategy enforcement. 5 refs.,1 fig.

  12. USA-s tõsteti terroriohtu kolm aastat vana info peale

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    2004-01-01

    Al-Qaida arvutieksperdilt Muhammad Naeem Noor Khaanilt, kes tabati Pakistanis, saadi kätte mitmeid dokumente, luureinfot ja skeeme. Enamik infot oli kogutud enne 11. septembril 2001. aastal toimunud terrorirünnakuid

  13. EDUKIT: INFO-EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM ENABLING TO CREATE WEBSITES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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    Svitlana O. Ryzhykova

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the national secondary school problems of computerization and informatization. The solution of the problems can be probably made by the modern technologies usage, including the information representation on the web-sites. Sites development for the government-financed educational institutions is connected with a number of difficulties which, as a rule, are causes of failure from an own site creation. The social open informational and educational platform «EDUkIT» which makes it possible for the Ukrainian schools to create sites independently and at no cost with their further development in a uniform school network, and also, at necessity, to build an internal local school system is presented in the given article.

  14. INFO ANAV, a channel that is consolidated in the communication of information relevant to plant safety

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    Lopera Broto, A. J.; Balbas Gomez, S.

    2012-01-01

    This weekly publication intended to make it to all the people who work at the sites of Asco and Vandellos relevant information for security since we are all responsible for the safe and reliable operation of our plants.

  15. InfoAccess - platform for the distribution of Southern African information

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    McGillivray, R

    1993-01-01

    Full Text Available Local information distribution in electronic form in South Africa is a new and growing industry. Research shows that in any country the needs of users of information are largely for local information and to a lesser extent for overseas or external...

  16. Creating an Index for Your Web Site to Make Info Easier to See

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    Hedden, Heather

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author explains how librarians can ensure that their Web site visitors find the information they need. The pros and cons of four options used to help people find information on a Web site are explored. These options are: (1) redesigning the site; (2) creating drop-down, second-level menus for second-level pages; (3) adding a…

  17. Listening Cloze Meets Info-Gap: A Hybrid Activity to Exploit Listening Materials

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    Vargas, Juan Pablo Zúñiga

    2015-01-01

    In twenty-first-century language teaching, the class should be student-centered and provide learners with skills that empower them in real-life situations. In this regard, it is commonly said that practice makes perfect. It therefore makes sense for teachers to ask themselves how much their listening activities demand from students and to evaluate…

  18. Biomedical informatics and the convergence of Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC) technologies.

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    Martin-Sanchez, F; Maojo, V

    2009-01-01

    To analyze the role that biomedical informatics could play in the application of the NBIC Converging Technologies in the medical field and raise awareness of these new areas throughout the Biomedical Informatics community. Review of the literature and analysis of the reference documents in this domain from the biomedical informatics perspective. Detailing existing developments showing that partial convergence of technologies have already yielded relevant results in biomedicine (such as bioinformatics or biochips). Input from current projects in which the authors are involved is also used. Information processing is a key issue in enabling the convergence of NBIC technologies. Researchers in biomedical informatics are in a privileged position to participate and actively develop this new scientific direction. The experience of biomedical informaticians in five decades of research in the medical area and their involvement in the completion of the Human and other genome projects will help them participate in a similar role for the development of applications of converging technologies -particularly in nanomedicine. The proposed convergence will bring bridges between traditional disciplines. Particular attention should be placed on the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by the NBIC convergence. These technologies provide new directions for research and education in Biomedical Informatics placing a greater emphasis in multidisciplinary approaches.

  19. HEALTH INFO Information from the CHISBoard and Personnel Division: ABOUT BILLS FROM HOPITAL DE LA TOUR

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    1999-01-01

    The tariff agreement signed by CERN (and other international organisations) with Hôpital de La Tour specifies that all bills paid within 30 days of the date of the invoice will enjoy a discount, to be deducted by the payer. The bills are labelled with a message to this effect.Physicians' fees, personal expenses as well as services from outside providers (e.g. ambulance companies or external laboratories) are however not part of the discount agreement. Bills for hospitalisation (i.e. with a stay in hospital longer than 28h) are normally directly paid by AUSTRIA, acting as a third-party payer.In May this year, Hôpital de La Tour introduced a new (Y2K compliant) accounting and invoicing system. This implementation did not go as smoothly as planned and delayed the issuing of bills by two months. During the summer period, a special team of temporary staff was put in place to catch up on the delay. As a result of this, some bills were produced that contained errors and the sticky label mentionin...

  20. Online encyclopedia provides free health info for all. Interview by Fiona Fleck.

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    Heilman, James

    2013-01-01

    Within a decade, Wikipedia has become one of the most popular health-content web sites in the world. James Heilman talks to Fiona Fleck about how the once free-wheeling website is moving closer to a formal publication model.

  1. Tropical Freshwater Biology, 19(1) (2010) 11 - 18 11 www.ajol.info ...

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    Dr Ndome

    PROXIMATE COMPOSITION AND NUTRITIONAL VALUES OF SOME. COMMONLY CONSUMED ... Nutritional value of fishes caught in the open sea and oceans is greatly dependent on proper shipping, storage and ... the absence of collagenous fibres and tendons in fish muscle, which is characteristic of land animals ...

  2. HEALTH INFO SANTÉ – REMINDER ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLE AND REIMBURSEMENT CLAIMS HINTS FOR USE

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    2000-01-01

    Information from the CHIS Board and the Human Resources Division:Annual deductible and reimbursement claims: hints for useOne should bear in mind that the annual deductible is an amount (currently CHF 100) charged automatically by the Administrator of the scheme for every adult aged 18 and above. This is what happens: The amount is deducted annually for all medical services received over a calendar year.It is triggered by the date of the treatment and neither by the date of the bill nor that of the reimbursement claim.In other words, if you receive medical treatment in December for the first time in a given year, the CHF 100 will be deducted from the claim for that treatment. So, except for urgent cases, it would be better to wait till the following month, thus avoiding one annual deductible.It is also worth remembering that the cost of processing our reimbursement claims - and there were 54, 000 in 1999 - is part of the cost of our insurance.Help keep administrative costs down: do not submit reimbursement cl...

  3. HEALTH INFO SANTE ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLE AND REIMBURSEMENT CLAIMS: HINTS FOR USE

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    1999-01-01

    Information from the CHIS Board and the Personnel DivisionOne should bear in mind that the annual deductible is an amount (currently CHF 100) charged automatically by the Administrator of the scheme for every adult aged 18 and above. This is what happens: The amount is deducted annually for all medical services received over a calendar year.It is triggered by the date of the treatment and not by the date of the bill nor that of the reimbursement claim.In other words, if you receive medical treatment in December for the first time in a given year, the CHF 100 will be deducted from the claim for that treatment. So, except for urgent cases, it would be better to wait till the following month, thus avoiding one annual deductible.It is also worth remembering that the cost of processing our reimbursement claims - and there were 55, 000 in 1998 - is part of the cost of our insurance.Help keep administrative costs down : do not submit reimbursement claims for amounts less than the annual deductible unless your claims...

  4. Energy-Info barometer by the national mediator of energy, Round 10 - 2016

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    Keller, Caroline; Pourquery, Emilie

    2016-10-01

    This publication comments the results of a survey on the relationship between French people and energy. It addresses the following topics: the matter of concern about energy expenses; the knowledge of energy markets opening (the right to change of energy provider, the regulated tariffs); the change of supplier procedure and the subsequent action; the knowledge of the existence and role of the national mediator of energy; the active prospecting of the energy market; and some current issues, like energy checks and communicating meters. A shorter text proposes a synthetic report on the survey with a focus on some key figures

  5. Energy-Info barometer by the national mediator of energy, Round 11 - 2017

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    Pourquery, Emilie; Keller, Caroline

    2017-10-01

    This publication comments the results of a survey on the relationship between French people and energy. It addresses the following topics: the matter of concern about energy expenses; the knowledge of energy markets opening (the right to change of energy provider, the regulated tariffs); the change of supplier procedure and the subsequent action; the knowledge of the existence and role of the national mediator of energy; the active prospecting of the energy market; and some current issues, like green electricity and communicating meters. A shorter text proposes a synthetic report on the survey with a focus on some key figures

  6. Introduction to Information Visualization (InfoVis) Techniques for Model-Based Systems Engineering

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    Sindiy, Oleg; Litomisky, Krystof; Davidoff, Scott; Dekens, Frank

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents insights that conform to numerous system modeling languages/representation standards. The insights are drawn from best practices of Information Visualization as applied to aerospace-based applications.

  7. Integration of PACS and HIS info the workflow of a nuclear medicine department. Experience in Regensburg

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    Maenner, P.; Fuchs, E.; Marienhagen, J.; Schoenberger, J.; Eilles, C.; Tege, B.; Reicherzer, H.G.; Kurz, M.; Boerner, W.

    2006-01-01

    Aim: the development of new diagnostic techniques and the implementation of a modern quality control management system requires the continuous adaptation of existing data processing tools to the nuclear medicine diagnostic workflow. Furthermore, PACS connected to HIS facilitates and enhances the transfer of data and pictures, and satisfies the legal requirements for data retention as regulated by law. Therefore, the aim of this work is to present the architecture, structure and results of such a system newly installed in a department of nuclear medicine. Methods: initially, the nuclear medicine workflow was carefully analyzed and each step was correlated to the corresponding module. The standard SAP R/3 and IS-H / IS-H*med based software used for patient administration at the University of Regensburg Hospital was adapted to the needs of the Nuclear Medicine Department. The networking of the imaging systems was done by integration of a PACS. Finally, the PACS was connected to the HIS to allow the attachment of images to the medical report. Results, conclusion: by connecting the HIS to the nuclear medicine PACS, the workflow was significantly improved. The data management sequence starting at the reception desk, continuing through the nuclear medical examination, to the physician's final written and image report is clearly structured. Although high demands exist on technical support and administration the integration of PACS and HIS into the nuclear medicine workflow leads to enhanced efficiency and reduction in hospital costs. Patient and data management are considerably improved in this way. (orig.)

  8. Motion Sensorless Control of BLDC PM Motor with Offline FEM Info Assisted State Observer

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    Stirban, Alin; Boldea, Ion; Andreescu, Gheorghe-Daniel

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes a new offline FEM assisted position and speed observer, for brushless dc (BLDC) PM motor drive sensorless control, based on the line-to-line PM flux linkage estimation. The zero-crossing of the line-to-line PM flux linkage occurs right in the middle of two commutation points...... identification. Digital simulations and experimental results are shown, demonstrating the reliability of the FEM assisted position and speed observer for BLDC PM motor sensorless control operation....

  9. Convergence of knowledge, technology and society beyond convergence of nano-bio-info-cognitive technologies

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    Bainbridge, William; Tonn, Bruce; Whitesides, George

    2013-01-01

    Convergence of knowledge and technology for the benefit of society (CKTS) is the core opportunity for progress in the 21st century, based on five principles: (1) the interdependence of all components of nature and society, (2) enhancement of creativity and innovation through evolutionary processes of convergence that combine existing principles, and divergence that generates new ones, (3) decision analysis for research and development based on system-logic deduction, (4) higher-level cross-domain languages to generate new solutions and support transfer of new knowledge, and (5) vision-inspired basic research embodied in grand challenges. Solutions are outlined for key societal challenges, including creating new industries and jobs, improving lifelong wellness and human potential, achieving personalized and integrated healthcare and education, and securing a sustainable quality of life for all. This report provides a ten-year “NBIC2” vision within a longer-term framework for converging technology and human...

  10. THE CONTROVERSIES OF SELF – FROM (INFO ETHICS TO CYBER TERROR

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    Jefferson Cabral Azevedo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The media relations make possible new structural arrangements regarding the constructions of identities and new paradigms relating to ethical and moral assumptions. Psychic formation processes are influenced by several variables that are interrelated in an open system, converging in anthropological, environmental, genetic, psychological, historical and social factors that determine relational interaction behaviors. However, in virtual cities where flow-image, timelessness and non-place reign, they enable new psychic arrangements and a greater plasticity and speed in processing information and generating knowledge. At this conjectural point, where technology is a key factor that permeates the interactions and offers unknowns in the construction of identities, a new order without standards is established, which rules ethical parameters. The results catalyzed by the speed of exchanges of information characterize deviant and antisocial behaviors that can bring uncountable damage to every human being basic rights.

  11. Turning Techno-Savvy into Info-Savvy: Authentically Integrating Information Literacy into the College Curriculum

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    Brown, Cecelia; Murphy, Teri J.; Nanny, Mark

    2003-01-01

    It is no longer effective to provide information literacy instruction that is thought to be "good for" college students, but rather, instruction must focus on the learning styles and preferences of the target population. This case study reports a series of hands-on/minds-on information literacy activities that dissolve student's misconception that…

  12. InfoClim : Plateforme pour l'adaptation des communautés ...

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    Les changements climatiques posent un véritable défi aux communautés sahéliennes : celui de leur survie dans un environnement fragile et en mutation rapide. Pour y faire face les acteurs locaux et nationaux doivent prendre conscience du phénomène, suivre les changements sur le terrain et disposer des stratégies ...

  13. www.ajol.info www.bioline.org.br/ja The Abundance and ...

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    ADOWIE PERE

    most common marine decapods, with approximately. 5000 species described worldwide (Braga et al.,. 2005). Although there are some freshwater and brackish water forms occupying the littoral, supra littoral and even up shore zones, they are also dominant in many estuarine habitats where salinity and temperatures can.

  14. All rights reserved www.ajol.info and www.bioline.org.br/ja Drought ...

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    and from the Sahara desert in the north to the. Savannas of the south (Tarhule et al., 2002). Past drought occurrence over this region affects agricultural activities, thus brought crop failure ... by about 60 percent which results in famine in the. Northern Nigeria. This inconsistency in the precipitation amount is expected to get ...

  15. AIRS Science Data Services at NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Info Services

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    Li, J.; Theobald, M.; Vollmer, B.; Hua, X.; Won, Y.

    2007-12-01

    The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) is a very high spectral resolution passive infrared sounder with more than 2000 well-calibrated spectral channels measuring in the range of 3.74 - 15.4 micron. The AIRS instrument was successfully launched aboard the NASA Aqua spacecraft in May, 2002 and has been providing global coverage ever since. The infrared radiance data product is stable to 10 mK/year and accurate to better than 250 mK. The AIRS product is the most accurate and stable set of hyperspectral infrared radiance spectra measurements made in space to date, and its meets the criteria identified by the National Research Council for climate data records. In addition, working in tandem with an Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU-A) instrument, AIRS provides a three-dimensional view of the geophysical properties of the Earth's atmosphere. The geophysical products provide daily global temperature profiles at an accuracy of 1 K per 1 km thick layer in the troposphere and moisture profiles at an accuracy of 20% per 2 km thick layer in the lower troposphere (20% - 60% in the upper troposphere). AIRS standard swath and grid data products are available from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). The latest version of AIRS products (Version 5) has many improvements over previous versions including better temperature and water vapor profiles, enhanced Level 2 temperature data products over land and polar regions, first-time retrievals of carbon monoxide and methane, improvements to ozone retrievals, warning 'flags' to identify concentrations of sulfur dioxide and dust and overall improvements error and quality flag parameterization. In addition to the AIRS standard products, the swath-based AIRS products are also produced in near real time (NRT) at the GES DISC facility using the same core science algorithms as in the regular science data production but using predicted ephemeris in place of definitive ephemeris data. Approximately 80% of AIRS NRT calibrated radiance products are available to the public within 2 hours after the time of observation, 3 hours for 80% of the NRT retrieval products. The AIRS NRT products are useful for those who need data low data latency; they have been utilized in regional weather forecast models as well as in support of regional field experiments. The GES DISC provides a range of value-added services in support of the AIRS user community. Generally, these services can be grouped into data search, access and retrieval, subsetting and format conversion, online data visualization and analysis. Highlights of some of these services include binned Level 2 data for precipitation studies, subsets by channel, parameter or spatial area, data visualization through the Giovanni tool, conversion to netCDF format, Web Map Services and access through OPeNDAP.

  16. Informatics in Radiology (infoRAD): personal computer security: part 2. Software Configuration and file protection.

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    Caruso, Ronald D

    2004-01-01

    Proper configuration of software security settings and proper file management are necessary and important elements of safe computer use. Unfortunately, the configuration of software security options is often not user friendly. Safe file management requires the use of several utilities, most of which are already installed on the computer or available as freeware. Among these file operations are setting passwords, defragmentation, deletion, wiping, removal of personal information, and encryption. For example, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine medical images need to be anonymized, or "scrubbed," to remove patient identifying information in the header section prior to their use in a public educational or research environment. The choices made with respect to computer security may affect the convenience of the computing process. Ultimately, the degree of inconvenience accepted will depend on the sensitivity of the files and communications to be protected and the tolerance of the user. Copyright RSNA, 2004

  17. Meediaekspert: vene inimesed väsivad infosõjast / Valeri Solovei ; intervjueerinud Taavi Minnik

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    Solovei, Valeri

    2015-01-01

    Intervjuu Venemaa Välisministeeriumi Moskva Riikliku Rahvusvaheliste Suhete Instituudi avalike suhete kateedri juhataja professor Valeri Soloveiga, kellelt ilmus raamat "Fake - absoluutne relv", mis keskendub meediamanipulatsioonidele ja propagandale. Nendel teemadel räägib ta ka intervjuus

  18. https://gjl.laghana.org and https://www.ajol.info/index.php/gjl ...

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    The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing twice a year (not including special issues), published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana. Beginning with Volume 2 (2013) it is published in electronic format only, open access, at https://gjl.laghana.org and ...

  19. www.ajol.info and www.bioline.org.br/ja Evaluation of Serum Anion ...

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    gastrointestinal and renal system can alter the acid- base balance of the pregnant woman. This alteration ultimately affects the anion gap which is a function of the electrolytes; sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate. The anion gap being a function of electrolytes can be affected by gastrointestinal symptoms such as.

  20. Sport in Germany. Basis-Info: Social Policy. In-Press.

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    Beitz, Steffen

    This report describes sports in Germany, explaining that sport is part of Germany's culture. Popular sports are enjoyed by both the public and private sector. Germany has a well-developed club and association sector. One in three Germans belongs to a sports organization. A major feature of sport in Germany is its autonomy. Popular sports begin in…

  1. Depression screening with patient-targeted feedback in cardiology: DEPSCREEN-INFO randomised clinical trial.

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    Löwe, Bernd; Blankenberg, Stefan; Wegscheider, Karl; König, Hans-Helmut; Walter, Dirk; Murray, Alexandra M; Gierk, Benjamin; Kohlmann, Sebastian

    2017-02-01

    International guidelines advocate depression screening in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and other chronic illnesses, but evidence is lacking. To test the differential efficacy of written patient-targeted feedback v. no written patient feedback after depression screening. Patients with CHD or hypertension from three cardiology settings were randomised and screened for depression (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01879111). Compared with the control group, where only cardiologists received written feedback, in the intervention group both cardiologists and patients received written feedback regarding depression status. Depression severity was measured 1 month (primary outcome) and 6 months after screening. The control group (n = 220) and the patient-feedback group (n = 155) did not differ in depression severity 1 month after screening. Six months after screening, the patient-feedback group showed significantly greater improvements in depression severity and was twice as likely to seek information about depression compared with the control group. Patient-targeted feedback in addition to screening has a significant but small effect on depression severity after 6 months and may encourage patients to take an active role in the self-management of depression. © The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2017.

  2. Elderly & Ict : a need and urgency for an effective info-inclusion

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    Gil, Henrique

    2013-01-01

    It is a fact that the world is aging and the developed countries are the most affected by this reality. In consequence, the majority of the population comprehends elderly people. The present knowledge society is characterized by technologies, digital devices and by the so called ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and most present-day activities uses those devices. Recently, several expressions and services have introduced the ‘e’ and it is common to talk about e-commerce, e-lear...

  3. QUALITY MANAGEMENT OPERATION MECHANISMS FOR THE PROTECTION OF INFORMATION IN THE INFO-COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

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    S. V. Belokurov

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the list of facilities and necessary procedures to protect against threats of violation of information availability in terms of exposure to malware in ICT systems and principles conceptual design of mechanisms, antivirus protection, implemented in the form of a component of a software complex for protection of information. This development allows us to formulate the principles of conceptual design of mechanisms, antivirus protection, implemented in the form of a component of a complex of software tools of information security. Special this valuable development for the implementation of procedures for the management of complex organizationaltechnical systems. Streamlining usually has one or any combination of the following objectives (attitudes: rationality, efficiency, improvement of the system. The aim of good governance (e.g. anti-malware is the preservation of the existing structure and system parameters under certain constraints (e.g., constraints on computing resources. If you cannot provide the management on a rational basis, it becomes necessary to change the parameters (parametric synthesis or search for and select the set of admissible structures effective on the criteria of structure (structural synthesis. Note that in this case we are talking about effectiveness for a given period of time, as social and scientific progress inevitably lead to a change of criteria effectiveness evaluation.

  4. From Cloud to Mobile: Drawing down Big Info into Little Apps

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    Herther, Nancy K.

    2011-01-01

    With the release of Google's App Inventor for Android, though still officially in beta, the company sought to make app development "simple but powerful" so that teachers could create study tips and quizzes, anyone could create geographic information systems (GIS) to help people find their way to some destination, and people could communicate over…

  5. All rights reserved www.ajol.info and www.bioline.org.br/ja Drought ...

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    ADOWIE PERE

    NASA and U.S Geological Survey for the provision of the Satellite data used for this study. I would also like to appreciate the National Space Research and. Development Agency, Abuja (NASRDA) Nigeria for the data released for this project, thank you very much. REFERENCES. Agnew, CT (2000). Using the SPI to identify ...

  6. The basics of information security understanding the fundamentals of InfoSec in theory and practice

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    Andress, Jason

    2014-01-01

    As part of the Syngress Basics series, The Basics of Information Security provides you with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Author Jason Andress gives you the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security. The Basics of Information Security gives you clear-non-technical explanations of how infosec works and how to apply these princi

  7. E-Commerce, Two-Sided Markets and Info-Mediation

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    Gaudeul, Alexandre; Jullien, Bruno

    2005-01-01

    Participants in a market, buyers and sellers, may need the service of an intermediary who will put them into contact and give them information about their potential trading partner. The intermediary chooses what price it will charge to each side to have access to its service. It also chooses what information it will reveal, for example to the buyer about the value of the seller’s product. In a market with network externalities, it would be optimal that everybody had access to the other side, ...

  8. Top Cited Scholars in Multicultural Counseling: A Citation Analysis of Journal Articles in PsycINFO

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    Piotrowski, Chris

    2013-01-01

    The area of multicultural counseling is a sub-field of the counseling profession and research in this specialty has proliferated at a rapid pace over the past 20 years. In order to gauge emergent trends in multicultural counseling, researchers have conducted content analyses of scholarly documents like journals and books. A related methodology…

  9. Infos aus Praxis, Beratung und Forschung rund um den Biogemüse- und Kartoffelbau

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    Six, Roswitha; Kranzler, Andreas; Hanz, Katharina

    2010-01-01

    Die Bioplattform für Spezialkulturen stellt sich vor. Fokusgruppen – Regulierung von Falschen Mehltaupilzen an Salat und Zwiebel. Kulturbezogene Pflanzenschutzmittellisten – PMIS. Versuchseinrichtungen für Biogemüse- und –kartoffelbau in Österreich. Welche Salat-Sorten eignen sich für den biologischen Anbau? Anbau von Biokarotten in Mischkultur unter Wintergetreide-Deckfrucht. Dank High-Tech ganzjährig Bio-Tomaten produzieren. Klimaschutz im Biogemüsebau – Beispiel Tomate...

  10. Energy-Info barometer by the national mediator of energy, Wave 9 - 2015. 2015 Energy-Info barometer: a high sensitivity of consumers to the cost of energy, despite a soft winter

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    Keller, Caroline

    2015-10-01

    This publication comments the results of a survey on the relationship between French people and energy. It first outlines that energy expenses and consumption are always an important matter of concern: energy expenses remain high, the reduction of heating has been slightly lower, the anticipation to energy price increase is less pronounced. It appears that the knowledge of market opening for competition is slowly progressing, i.e. the knowledge of the possibility to change of electricity or natural gas provider, but that market understanding remains limited, that the opinion about this opening is somehow inconsistent, and that there is a poor feeling about the information on energy consumer rights. However, even the process for changing provider remains fuzzy, always more people go for it. The knowledge of the existence and role of the mediator has been assessed. It also appears that people are rather often contacted as prospects for insulation works, renewable energy installations, and energy supply. People have also been surveyed regarding their opinion on an energy check, and on their knowledge about communicating counters. A shorter text proposes a synthetic report on the survey with a focus on some key figures

  11. 7. annual Energy-Info barometer on market opening, performed by the national mediator of energy and the Commission for energy regulation. 7. release of the annual Energy-Info barometer on market opening

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    Lefeuvre, Katia; Monteil, Anne

    2013-11-01

    This publication comments the results of a survey on the relationship between French people and energy. It first outlines that energy consumption remains a strong matter of concern (people pay attention to the use of heating in winter, are aware of the existence of social tariffs, and gave their opinion about the quality of information about their consumption), and that people seem interested in a system with tariffs only based on consumption. The survey showed that people are always more aware of the possibility to change their provider, but that rules induced by this market opening are not well integrated yet (the definition of regulated tariffs is mainly unknown). It appears that this market opening is positively perceived but without perception of actual benefits on tariffs. A part of the survey assessed how well the mediator was known. A shorter text proposes a synthetic report on the survey with a focus on some key figures

  12. Energy-Info 2014 barometer of the national mediator of energy. Consumers and energy. Wave 8 - Main lessons. First results of the Energy-Info 2014 barometer of the national mediator of energy

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    Gaubert, Jean; Gillmann, Aurore

    2014-10-01

    This publication presents and comments the first results of a survey on the relationship between French people and energy. It appears that energy expenses are a matter of concern for French households as energy bills are keeping on being a burden for their budget. Energy management and saving is therefore an important challenge. It also appears that French people are as much aware of market opening, but have a more positive opinion when comparing with results obtained during previous years. However, it appears that rules induced by market opening remain fuzzy and that regulated tariffs are still not well known by households. The role of the mediator seems to be better known and well accepted. The survey also addressed how the potential benefits of smart counters (Linky, Gazpar) were perceived, and how energy transition was perceived. Two articles propose synthetic focus on various results of the survey

  13. 2017-12-02T09:42:13Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    ... E globalisation; Mozambican education reform; policy and practice; teacher education The Mozambican government has introduced reforms of basic education, notably the introduction of interdisciplinarity, learner-centredness and new teaching pedagogies. This is a case study of how these curriculum reforms have been ...

  14. 2018-03-03T08:22:02Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    In this article the extent of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the African context and underlying causes of piracy and armed robbery against ships off the coast of East Africa will be presented. The objective is to analyse incidents and the land and sea based causes in East Africa to account for the shift in strategy from ...

  15. 2018-03-01T20:08:03Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    As in other business education programmes elsewhere, the programme infuses entrepreneurship through incorporation of experiential learning and carefully arranged student placement in industries and workplaces, where students are able to put business theory into practice, alongside regular classroom activities.

  16. 2018-03-30T04:07:07Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/50050 2018-03-30T04:07:07Z pelj:ART Traditional leadership and independent bantustans of south africa: some milestones of transformative constitutionalism beyond apartheid Khunou, S.K The object of this article is to explore and ...

  17. 2017-12-28T17:57:00Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Three air pollutants namely Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), suspended particulate matter (SPM), and particulate lead (Pb) were measured in Mikocheni, Kijitonyama, Sinza, and Manzese. Saltzman, filtrations, and Atomic Absorption Spectrometric methods were correspondingly used for analysis of NO2, SPM, andparticulate lead.

  18. Genomics, molecular imaging, bioinformatics, and bio-nano-info integration are synergistic components of translational medicine and personalized healthcare research.

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    Yang, Jack Y; Yang, Mary Qu; Arabnia, Hamid R; Deng, Youping

    2008-09-16

    Supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM), International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design and International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine, IEEE 7th Bioinformatics and Bioengineering attracted more than 600 papers and 500 researchers and medical doctors. It was the only synergistic inter/multidisciplinary IEEE conference with 24 Keynote Lectures, 7 Tutorials, 5 Cutting-Edge Research Workshops and 32 Scientific Sessions including 11 Special Research Interest Sessions that were designed dynamically at Harvard in response to the current research trends and advances. The committee was very grateful for the IEEE Plenary Keynote Lectures given by: Dr. A. Keith Dunker (Indiana), Dr. Jun Liu (Harvard), Dr. Brian Athey (Michigan), Dr. Mark Borodovsky (Georgia Tech and President of ISIBM), Dr. Hamid Arabnia (Georgia and Vice-President of ISIBM), Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy (Berkeley and Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Member of United States Institute of Medicine of the National Academies), Dr. Mary Yang (United States National Institutes of Health and Oak Ridge, DOE), Dr. Chih-Ming Ho (UCLA and Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Academician of Academia Sinica), Dr. Andy Baxevanis (United States National Institutes of Health), Dr. Arif Ghafoor (Purdue), Dr. John Quackenbush (Harvard), Dr. Eric Jakobsson (UIUC), Dr. Vladimir Uversky (Indiana), Dr. Laura Elnitski (United States National Institutes of Health) and other world-class scientific leaders. The Harvard meeting was a large academic event 100% full-sponsored by IEEE financially and academically. After a rigorous peer-review process, the committee selected 27 high-quality research papers from 600 submissions. The committee is grateful for contributions from keynote speakers Dr. Russ Altman (IEEE BIBM conference keynote lecturer on combining simulation and machine learning to recognize function in 4D), Dr. Mary Qu Yang (IEEE BIBM workshop keynote lecturer on new initiatives of detecting microscopic disease using machine learning and molecular biology, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/servlet/opac?punumber=4425386) and Dr. Jack Y. Yang (IEEE BIBM workshop keynote lecturer on data mining and knowledge discovery in translational medicine) from the first IEEE Computer Society BioInformatics and BioMedicine (IEEE BIBM) international conference and workshops, November 2-4, 2007, Silicon Valley, California, USA.

  19. 2018-03-30T14:12:16Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/48649 2018-03-30T14:12:16Z mcd:ART The Madagascar rosewood ... and reserves challenges the viability of the previous government's plans to protect 10 % of the country and calls into question the conservation commitment of the ...

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    Fonio was more consumed as snack (djouka) on working days (62%) than on weekend and special event days, suggesting that encouraging the development of ... Also, most of them thought that fonio had good cooking, organoleptic and nutritional qualities and could contribute to diet's variation (91% to 100%). Decision by ...

  1. 2018-03-06T04:11:53Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    This study observed that the problem of acculturation and increasing rate of deforestation may pose danger to the continued existence of traditional managed ecosystems. Hence, Ex- situ conservation of tree genetic materials in gene banks was recommended while the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) is to ...

  2. HELTH INFO SANTE INFORMATION FROM THE CHIS BOARD AND THE PERSONNEL DIVISION HEALTH COST CONTAINMENT: SOME SUGGESTIONS

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    Health is a personal matter so it is up to each one of us to find our own ways to curb costs. But here are a few suggestions that you may find useful.For non-urgent cases, try asking for estimates from hospitals and clinics and compare them before committing yourself to extensive treatment; makedoctors realise - whether they are general practitioners or specialists - that you are concerned that your treatment should be at a reasonable cost;ask to have the various treatments available explained to you;if you are surprised by the size of your bill, insist that the items are explained to you and if necessary contact AUSTRIA;avoid long hospital stays for convenience sake;apart from the doctor's personal notes, medical files belong to the patient. You are also entitled to your x-rays and lab test results. Keep them thereby avoiding unnecessary repeat tests.These tips show that savings can be made without undermining the quality of care. We hope they will be helpful.

  3. HEALTH INFO INFORMATION FROM THE CHIS BOARD AND THE PERSONNEL DIVISION: DIFFERENCES IN DOCTORS' FEES IN GENEVA

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    Our health insurance system falls into the 'private' category and fees for the same medical treatment from different doctors can vary enormously. However, over the last few months, information has been compiled which will be a useful tool to curb rising health care costs. We urge you to use it! AUSTRIA has drawn up a table of fees charged for a whole series of standard consultations over the last few months to learn more about average rates and facilitate comparisons. The result is a list of Geneva doctors known to charge members of the CERN health insurance the same rates as their patients covered by the Geneva health funds. The list is available for consultation at the CERN AUSTRIA office or at the Social Affairs office. You will appreciate that this list cannot be published or distributed.If you would like to know if your doctor is on the list or if you are looking for a new doctor, be it a general practitioner or a specialist - please come and have a look - it's worth taking the time to get more informati...

  4. 2017-11-05T02:46:26Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Descriptive statistics, Gini coefficient measure and the price spread analysis were used to analyse data. The study revealed that the activities of the banana market structure is almost optimum with a good conduct and performance as farmer's share of the consumer spending is 56%. The study also shows that lack of storage ...

  5. 2018-02-13T05:51:49Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Muniafu, Max; United States International University Kenya Otiato, Everlyne Industrialization and globalization have increased the quantity and quality of ... or not common in high concentrations in natures living life cycles and thus are potentially hazardous when released from consumer products into the environment.

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    article/49206 2009-12-18T07:30:39Z ajms:ART Value and management of the subsistence fishery at Knysna Estuary, South Africa Napier, VR Turpie, JK Clark, BM Knysna Estuary supports an estimated 30 full-time and 200 ...

  7. 2017-12-02T04:03:22Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    ... the Development of Nigeria – American Relations, 1958-1988 Ogbeidi, MM Before 1960, it was difficult for the United States Government to officially implement the contents of its cultural diplomacy programme in Nigeria. This was because of the quite display of anti-American posture of the colonial government in Nigeria.

  8. 2018-02-26T10:09:41Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Lumumba-Kasongo, T Africans are struggling to reclaim their rights to wealth, liberty, and democracy as mechanisms of articulating social progress. Is the concept of the welfare state still relevant within the existing dominant paradigms of liberal globalisation? In this study, using a historical-structuralist framework, I examine ...

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    article/54767 2018-03-30T13:24:30Z hsa:ART Depth of poverty in an infomral settlement in the Vaal region, South Africa Oldewage-Theron, W Slabbert, TJC household; food insecurity; informal settlements; poverty; sociodemographics Despite ...

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    article/48648 2018-03-19T01:48:52Z mcd:ART Community - based management in two biosphere reserves in Madagascar – distinctions and similarities: What can be learned from different approaches ? Fritz - Vietta, NVM Röttger, C Stoll ...

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    The study reveals that June winds causes over 95% in yield loses and suggests that the region can feed itself and export excess grains if only appropriate technologies to counter June winds effects are adopted. Since the occurrence of June winds is strongly linked to the La Niña climaticphenomenon the study suggests ...

  12. 2018-04-07T19:37:31Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    A 20 item questions by Snell &Johnson (1997) named psychology of eating questionnaire (PEQ) was adopted with four subscales and used in generating data for the study. Data analysis involved the use of analysis of variance, and independent t-test. The results indicated that the three variables age, gender and religion ...

  13. HEALTH INFO Information from the CHIS Board and Personnel Division: ABOUT BILLS FROM HOPITAL DE LA TOUR

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    The tariff agreement signed by CERN (and other international organisations) with Hospital de La Tour specifies that all bills paid within 30 days of the date of the invoice will enjoy a discount, to be deducted by the payer. The bills are labelled with a message to this effect.Physicians' fees, personal expenses as well as services from outside providers (e.g. ambulance companies or external laboratories) are however not part of the discount agreement. Bills for hospitalisation (i.e. with a stay in hospital longer than 28h) are normally directly paid by AUSTRIA, acting as a third-party payer.In May this year, Hospital de La Tour introduced a new (Y2K compliant) accounting and invoicing system. This implementation did not go as smoothly as planned and delayed the issuing of bills by two months. During the summer period, a special team of temporary staff was put in place to catch up on the delay. As a result of this, some bills were produced that contained errors and the sticky label mentioning the discount agr...

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    article/47518 2018-03-30T09:16:38Z afrrev:ART Portrayal of Women Characters in Selected Contemporary Yoruba Novels in Nigeria Adeyemi, L Ajibade, MI Contemporary Yoruba novelists and critics have done tremendous works inportraying ...

  15. Patsiendiportaalide avamine e-tervise teenuste pakkujatele on uus suundumus tervise infosüsteemide arendamisel / Siim Nahkur

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    2013-01-01

    Ülevaade 13.-15. mail 2013 Dublinis toimunud Euroopa e-tervise ja sellega seotud meditsiinitehnoloogiate arendamisele pühendatud konverentsil käsitletud teemadest ning patsiendi personaalse terviseloo süsteemi arendamisest Eestis

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    article/48168 2017-12-08T16:30:50Z ajpssi:ART The Influence Of Child Survival And Health Of The Previous Child Factors As Predictors Of Birth Spacing Practices Among Couples In Ibadan, Nigeria Ayangunna, JA Child survival,Birth spacing ...

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    Agatha, CO Walingo, MA Othuon, L Expenditure patterns, HIV, income, medication The HIV/AIDS pandemic is a global crisis with consequences that will be felt for ... eroded through the effects of premature illness and death on household labor power and through the fracturing of intergenerational knowledge transfer.

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    Its failure to coordinate policy with broad social interests and to reconcile its governance system with the institutions and cultural values of its citizens is a major factor. This paper examines if new globalization and its liberalization policies have begun to narrow the discrepancy between policy and social interests and to ...

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    The 5% substitution showed a significant increase (p≤0.05) in protein, retinol, riboflavin, iron and zinc contents to the extents of between 16% and 53% increase. The wheat-termite buns at 5% substitution were well accepted by the consumers signifying the great potential for large-scale production and commercialization of ...

  20. 2018-04-21T10:36:23Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Subjects: Eighty two HIV sero-positive adolescents were consecutively enrolled for the study.Results: Over half (55.6%) of the ... Forty two (51.2%) of the subjects had significant psychological distress (SRQ-25 scores > 6) and 14 (17.1 %) had attempted suicide within the last 12 months. Their specific psychiatric disorders, ...

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    article/46539 2018-03-15T19:52:14Z lwati:ART The Crisis of Technological Underdevelopment in Africa Ebaye, SEN Most ... Every country has its own peculiar problems and must therefore seek its own path to technological advancement.

  2. 2018-02-25T04:09:44Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The papers will be freely and universally accessible online in an easily readable format such as XML in at least one widely recognized open access repository such as PUBMED CENTRAL.B. ABRIDGED LICENCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUTHORS AND African Health SciencesI submitted my manuscript to African ...

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    The papers will be freely and universally accessible online in an easily readable format such as XML in at least one widely recognized open access repository such as PUBMED CENTRAL.B. ABRIDGED LICENCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUTHORS AND African Health SciencesI submitted my manuscript to African ...

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    countries, salient factors leading to forestloss, the influence of mitigating measures ... Notable trajectories contributingto sustainable forest management, with prospects for enhancing social justice, economic, environmental, socialinstitutions and ...

  5. 2017-12-08T21:34:52Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/48816 2017-12-08T21:34:52Z indilinga:ART Women and forest development in Nigeria Fasola, TR The leading role of Nigerian women in forest development has been highlighted. As repositories of knowledge in the uses of forest ...

  6. 2018-03-19T00:12:00Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55716 2018-03-19T00:12:00Z ajrh:ART Modeling Contextual Determinants of HIV/AIDS Prevalence in South Africa to Inform Policy Bouare, O Alloantibodies, Anti-D, Childbearing age, Women, Cameroon There is a voluminous literature ...

  7. 2018-02-21T13:00:12Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Abstract: A pilot study was carried out involving 193 market traders randomly selected from the three markets in the Port Harcourt metropolis, of Rivers State, Nigeria. A questionnaire was ... Fifty (50%) percent of the respondents were in the age range of 21 to 30 years, 69% were single and 95% were Christians. The results ...

  8. 2017-10-30T10:15:31Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    These changes are associated with deforestation, biodiversity loss and land degradation. A synthesis of results of long term research by an interdisciplinary team reveals the linkages between land use change, biodiversity loss and land degradation. The results indicate that as native vegetation is lost, indigenous plant and ...

  9. 2018-03-26T23:17:44Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/57265 2018-03-26T23:17:44Z ajia:ART 'Big Think', Disjointed Incrementalism: Chinese Economic Success and Policy Lessons for Africa, or the Case for Pan-Africanism Gros, J-G Chinese economic success is not the product of free ...

  10. 2018-02-16T08:30:28Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55618 2018-02-16T08:30:28Z mlr:ART Abortion law in Ethiopia: a comparative perspective Wada, T Induced abortion or the deliberate termination of pregnancy is one of the most controversial issues in legal discourse. As a legal issue, ...

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    Their roles are not only the stereotyped ones of nurturing children and taking care of home but also career giants in different establishments. Women have excelled in most professions believed to be male dominated. This paper examines women who have broken the bounds of societal stereotype roles and excelled in their ...

  12. Informatics in radiology (infoRAD): Vendor-neutral case input into a server-based digital teaching file system.

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    Kamauu, Aaron W C; DuVall, Scott L; Robison, Reid J; Liimatta, Andrew P; Wiggins, Richard H; Avrin, David E

    2006-01-01

    Although digital teaching files are important to radiology education, there are no current satisfactory solutions for export of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) images from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) in desktop publishing format. A vendor-neutral digital teaching file, the Radiology Interesting Case Server (RadICS), offers an efficient tool for harvesting interesting cases from PACS without requiring modifications of the PACS configurations. Radiologists push imaging studies from PACS to RadICS via the standard DICOM Send process, and the RadICS server automatically converts the DICOM images into the Joint Photographic Experts Group format, a common desktop publishing format. They can then select key images and create an interesting case series at the PACS workstation. RadICS was tested successfully against multiple unmodified commercial PACS. Using RadICS, radiologists are able to harvest and author interesting cases at the point of clinical interpretation with minimal disruption in clinical work flow. RSNA, 2006

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    article/55779 2017-12-08T10:57:18Z ajrh:ART Factors that influence attitudes and ... and to understand to how certain social and cultural factors inform attitudes and influence sexual behaviour among the population of young people surveyed.

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    They also identified the lack of good quality water, and proper marketing outlets. High cost and at times scarcity of feed are major problems in the study area. All these problems can be tackled by provision of cheap credits to the poultry farmers. The farmers should be encouraged to organize themselves into cooperative.

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    In this regard, the different marketing function performed by the beef sellers were identified and evaluated. ... NO PART OF THIS VOLUME MAY BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM, BY PHOTOSTAT, MICROFILM, ANY RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, OR OTHER MEANS WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE PUBLISHER.

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    Key public health concerns surrounding the marketing of tobacco, alcohol and fast-food products include misuse and poor nutrition. ... now known or thereafter invented, including photocopying and recording or in any information storage and retrieval system, is forbidden without prior written permission of the publishers.

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    Instead, neo-liberal policies which are forcing Africans to live in inhumane conditions will be so dehumanizing that in the end they will provoke Africans to search for genuine development alternatives, regardless of the cost (a process that is already in place). Similar to the days of slavery when conscious citizens throughout ...

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    Ethnographic data reveal a dramatic shift in discourse by generational cohort in terms of explaining the apparent contradictionof successful development in the midst of tragedy. The article showshow official discourses of development and death are appropriated by a younger generation in Gaborone, in ways unanticipated ...

  19. Information Interface Related Sources SEE-INFO-003-001.0 (Software Engineering Environment-Information-003-001.0).

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    34An Array Theoretic Specification Environment for the Design of Desicion Support Systems ". Int. J. Policy Anal. and Inf. Syst., v. 6. No. 4, Dec. 1982...real-time applications and some of the problems dealt with in command and control and decision support systems . Many of the subjects listed as...SDL Methodology", Cselt Rapp. Tec.. V. 11. No. 6. Dec. 1983. Estrin. G., "A Methodology for the Design of Digital Systems - Supported by SARA at the

  20. A Passionate Journey Info-Motion Graphics Video Exploring Why and How to Find Work You Love

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    Zhou, Jia

    Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th century British Prime Minister, once said, "Man is not a rational animal. He is only truly good or great when he acts from passion." Passion is the fuel that can power you toward the realization of your dreams. To live a truly satisfying and purposeful life, it is important for every individual to know what their passions are so life will be fulfilling. Teenagers choose their career after they graduate from high school. They begin to wonder what they will become and what contributions they can make in the future. It is important for people to choose something interesting that leads them to work hard in their career. This thesis is a motion graphics piece called "A Passionate Journey." It presents an idea to students to help them contemplate about the things in which they have always been interested, discover their true passions, and choose jobs based on their enthusiasm. When people pursue something of which they are fond, they ultimately become successful. Information is received by people's minds, silencing their inner critics and offering them the courage and self-confidence to purse whatever they love. Therefore, the goal of this motion graphic design is help people to start observing themselves, think about what always makes them passionate, and choose something about which they are passionate in their future careers.

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    Method: A survey of the existing mental health system in Ghana was conducted using the WHO Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems. ... shortfalls in the provision of mental health care including insufficient numbers of mental health professionals, aging infrastructure, widespread stigma, inadequate funding and ...

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    The observation that about 90% of Eritrean women were circumcised in2002 increased interest to understand the trends, determinants, andconsequences of female genital cutting (FGC). The study used data fromthe 2002 EDHS and the 2003 Female Genital Mutilation Survey toconsider factors that influence the likelihood ...

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    Most of the plant materials were in dried form and sold singly or in combination with other plants and are used in the treatment of various ailments such as malaria, hypertension, typhoid, jaundice, hyperthermia, skin irritations, dysentery, anaemia, gonorrhea, cough, measles and fibroid. A majority of the plants were trees.

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    This approach doesn't give an accurate evaluation of wind actions on buildings or any other civil engineering constructions with regard to local aerodynamic conditions. The goal of this study is to estimate actual wind actions on civil engineering structure in Togo. In order to achieve that goal, wind data (such as wind speed) ...

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    article/48062 2018-04-20T07:13:17Z lhr:ART Post-Emancipation Slave ... It explains the increasing availability of children in the north-south slave marketing network, child trafficking strategies and women‟s role in these, and the factors which ...

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    The relevance and changing roles of PFA in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries are covered in the context of newparadigm for sustainable forest management (SFM). The current weak capacities and low profiles of PFA in SSAcountries are addressed and some recommendations are made on actions for positive changes ...

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    It was found that deposit interest rate (DRI), treasury bill rate (TBR) and foreign exchange rate (FER) are important determinants of the commercialbanks deposit in ... of abandoning the traditional banking operation which is lending in preference to trading in the foreign exchange market should be reviewedand moderated.

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    Of the attitude variables, confidence in learning mathematics, mathematics anxiety and success in mathematics correlated most positively and significantly with the rest of the variables. A number of implications of the findings for improving JSS students' attitudes are discussed. Counselling Association of Nigeria, Edo State ...

  9. 2018-04-26T10:08:58Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/48213 2018-04-26T10:08:58Z dai:ART Forest Management for Non-Wood Forest Products and Services in Sub-Saharan Africa Chikamai, B Tchatat, M Tieguhong, J Ndoye, O Non-Wood Forest Products, Sustainable Forest Management ...

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    These patients also displayed more violence prior to admission that contributed to their admission and were more likely to have used cannabis or methamphetamine as their preferred drug of abuse. Only a small group of patients had documented evidence of any prior interventions for their SUD. Conclusion: SUD are ...

  11. Four Dimensional (4-D) BioChemInfoPhysics Models of Cardiac Cellular and Sub-Cellular Vibrations (Oscillations)

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    2009-01-01

    Problem statement: Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) continued to be the leading cause of death. Failure or abnormal cardiac cellular or sub-cellular vibrations (oscillations) could lead failure or abnormal heart beats that could cause CVD. Understanding the mechanisms of the vibrations (oscillations) could help to prevent or to treat the diseases. Scientists have studied the mechanisms for more than 100 years. To our knowledge, the mechanisms are still unclear today...

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    article/55481 2017-10-30T12:20:08Z saje:ART Victims of educator-targeted bullying: a qualitative study de Wet, C bullying; content analysis; ecological theory; educators; South Africa I report on findings emanating from in-depth personal ...

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    The copyright of a submitted article is only transferred to the publishers if and when the article is accepted for publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, electrostatic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or ...

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    The retained right specifically includes the right to post the article on the authors' or their institution's websites or in institutional repositories.Previously published work may have been published under a different licence. We advise the community that if they would like to reuse the work to consult the applicable licence at ...

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    The retained right specifically includes the right to post the article on the authors' or their institution's websites or in institutional repositories.Previously published work may have been published under a different licence. We advise the community that if they would like to reuse the work to consult the applicable licence at ...

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    article/48636 2017-12-02T08:29:42Z joafss:ART Nigeria: Militancy, Amnesty, Power And Economic Growth (an intricate mix) Essien, A Niger Delta, militants, kidnapping, amnesty, power, economic growth More than ninety percent (90%) of the ...

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    ... from March to September 2005 and 2006, to evaluate the yield performance of three cauliflower (Brassica oleraceae L.) varieties, 'Amazing', 'Clima' and 'Rami', against the commonly grown variety 'Tropical Extra Early' under open field conditions at the Vegetable Evaluation and Research Station Farm at Anse Boileau, ...

  18. 2018-03-30T09:16:00Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Descriptive statistics such as mean, tables, percentages, difference in means were employed to analyse objectives i and ii, objective iii was analysed using ordinary least squares regression analysis; whereas, objective iv was analysed using gross margin analysis; whereas, and objective v was analysed using mean score ...

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    This paper argues that these challenges have not only undermined the parliament but have also impacted negatively on the legitimacy and accountability of parliament. It further opines that parliamentarians in any democracy are held in high regard by the electorate and have to conduct themselves with due diligence.

  20. 2017-12-01T18:14:03Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Its learning areas include conflict, conscience, violence, non-violence, impulse control, anger management, kindness, forgiveness, empathy and reconciliation. The results showed the baseline and post-intervention bio-demographic characteristics of the treatment arms to be comparable, thus suggesting baseline group ...

  1. 2018-03-08T05:36:45Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/46491 2018-03-08T05:36:45Z lwati:ART Child Abuse and Emotional Stability among Senior Secondary School Students in Cross River State, Nigeria Isangedighi, AJ Ajake, UE Bisong, NN Survey data collected from 2,000 Senior ...

  2. 2018-04-14T21:40:55Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55294 2018-04-14T21:40:55Z jasem:ART Livelihood trends in Response to Climate Change in Forest Fringe Communities of the Offin Basin in Ghana Amisah, S Gyampoh, AB Sarfo-mensah, P Quagrainie, KK The livelihoods of forest ...

  3. Kadri Jäätma : info liigub meeste tualetis / Kadri Jäätma ; interv. Tiina Jõgeda

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    Jäätma, Kadri, 1961-

    1998-01-01

    Keraamik Kadri Jäätma tegeleb poliitikaga, võtab osa erakondadevahelisest naiste ümarlauast. Tema arvamus poliitikast, eesti naise otsustusvõimest. Marika Valgu kommentaar oma poliitilisele tegevusele

  4. 2018-04-07T17:45:12Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    ... main economic challenges of Mauritius, particularly the need for increased foreign investment to maintain growth, and then by discussing the various intellectual property laws enacted since theadhesion of Mauritius to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). It examines the harsh response of the law enforcement institutions ...

  5. 2018-03-07T07:26:31Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55796 2018-03-07T07:26:31Z jcamh:ART Research PaperPsychosocial adjustment of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Ghana Doku, Paul Narh Objective: The study was conducted to assess the psychosocial adjustment of children ...

  6. 2018-04-20T07:10:40Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Strangelyhowever, the local people showed great wealth of knowledge about the different species of stingless bees, their nesting behaviour, their forage resources and the uses of their honey especially as medicine.They are aware that the bees collect nectar and pollen and also know that the presence of the bees on their ...

  7. 2018-03-04T17:10:18Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/47192 2018-03-04T17:10:18Z ijbcs:ART Effet du charbon des noyaux de fruits noirs (Canarium schweinfurthii) ou de rafles de maïs sur les performances de production des poulets de chair au Cameroun Kana, JR Teguia, A Mungfu, BM ...

  8. 2017-10-19T01:01:57Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    -19T01:01:57Z njgc:ART The study strategy–performance function among students in three Teachers' Colleges in Masvingo and Harare, Zimbabwe Mushoriwa, T Study strategy; Learning outcome; Taxonomy; Information processing; Surface ...

  9. 2018-02-20T07:03:15Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The papers will be freely and universally accessible online in an easily readable format such as XML in at least one widely recognized open access repository such as PUBMED CENTRAL.B. ABRIDGED LICENCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUTHORS AND African Health SciencesI submitted my manuscript to African ...

  10. 2018-01-30T23:11:52Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/47577 2018-01-30T23:11:52Z afrrev:ART Organizational Climate as Correlates of Students' Academic Achievement in Secondary School Economics in Oyo State, Nigeria Ojelabi, SA The introduction of organizational climate as a ...

  11. 2018-03-09T14:35:41Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The papers will be freely and universally accessible online in an easily readable format such as XML in at least one widely recognized open access repository such as PUBMED CENTRAL.B. ABRIDGED LICENCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUTHORS AND African Health SciencesI submitted my manuscript to African ...

  12. 2018-03-11T21:54:36Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55315 2018-03-11T21:54:36Z gmj:ART Perceived quality of healthcare delivery in a rural District of Ghana Turkson, P.K Perception, Primary healthcare, Quality care, Ghana, Patient satisfaction, Healthcare delivery. Objective: The study ...

  13. 2018-03-19T01:41:00Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Those who attempted to quit were significantly more likely to be female, white, .55 years old, have tertiary education, believe smoking is harmful, have been dependent on alcohol in the past, live in smoke-free homes, or smoke >20 cigarettes per day. Similar factors were associated with successfulquitting, except that race ...

  14. 2018-02-06T21:56:44Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/48152 2018-02-06T21:56:44Z ajpssi:ART Gender, Power And Political Leadership In Nigeria: Problems And Prospects Agbalajobi, DT Gender, Power, and Political Leadership. Women's issues have been an important and integral part ...

  15. 2018-04-18T18:31:16Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/47966 2018-04-18T18:31:16Z ijdmr:ART Elections in Lesotho: Voting Patterns and Voting Apathy of Basotho: 1998 2007 Likoti, FJ Likoti, MC In recent years, developing countries have increasingly experienced declining voters' ...

  16. 2017-12-07T19:10:17Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    It further argues that situational or seemingly uncontrollable factors, such as political climate, apathy, and biases could be overcome only through the general frameworks of research exercise. Thus clearly define research objectives, questions and theoretical framework(s) and conducting the research with its universal ...

  17. 2018-03-09T14:36:27Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    conductors, employees with long experience, and those holding a supervisory position. In addition, a high workload was associated with an increased likelihood of exposure to workplace violence in the road passenger transport sector. This article ...

  18. 2018-05-02T20:20:16Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    While deterioration in these conditions negatively affects demand, globaldevelopments, such as international accounting standards and Solvency II, are creating demand. At the same time, emigration of actuaries and actuarial students creates shortages and a much tighter actuarial resource market. This paper covers the ...

  19. 2018-03-08T08:36:13Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/48486 2018-03-08T08:36:12Z safp:ART Pattern of domestic violence among pregnant women in Jos, Nigeria Gyuse, AMI Ushie, AP abuse; intimate relationship; paucity of data; pregnancy; pattern Background: Domestic violence is a ...

  20. 2018-02-16T21:35:53Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/54006 2018-02-16T21:35:53Z mlr:ART Sub-National Constitutions in Ethiopia: Towards Entrenching Constitutionalism at State Level Regassa, T Ethiopia's federalism is often studied from the perspective of the “centre”.1 The result of this ...

  1. A knowledge creation info-structure to acquire and crystallize the tacit knowledge of health-care experts.

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    Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza; Cheah, Yu-N; Curran, Janet

    2005-06-01

    Tacit knowledge of health-care experts is an important source of experiential know-how, yet due to various operational and technical reasons, such health-care knowledge is not entirely harnessed and put into professional practice. Emerging knowledge-management (KM) solutions suggest strategies to acquire the seemingly intractable and nonarticulated tacit knowledge of health-care experts. This paper presents a KM methodology, together with its computational implementation, to 1) acquire the tacit knowledge possessed by health-care experts; 2) represent the acquired tacit health-care knowledge in a computational formalism--i.e., clinical scenarios--that allows the reuse of stored knowledge to acquire tacit knowledge; and 3) crystallize the acquired tacit knowledge so that it is validated for health-care decision-support and medical education systems.

  2. 2018-04-17T22:54:35Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    This study is aimed at ascertaining the factors that motivate fans to attend the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches. Two methods of research were undertaken, namely a literature study on motivational factors affecting fan attendance of sporting events and an empirical research. Five hundred questionnaires ...

  3. 2017-11-28T00:42:57Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Data was analyzed using Nvivo7 qualitative data analysis software. Results: The media was found to be interested and actively involved in health initiatives, butwith little attention devoted to mental health. Coverage and interest in mental health was noted to be mainly dependent on theindividual journalists' interests, and ...

  4. 2018-03-30T08:48:06Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    It discovered that the increased application of e banking worldwide is a function of improvement in information and communications technology (ICT). E banking, it also observed, holds enormous potentials for the banking industry in Nigeria. To achieve these potentials, the paper advocated engendering confidence in the e ...

  5. 2017-11-11T08:38:53Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/47639 2017-11-11T08:38:53Z njgc:ART Impact of job burnout, age and marital status on job involvement among banking employees in Eritrea Allam, Z Habtemariam, R Job involvement, Job burnout, Bank employees, Eritrea The ...

  6. 2018-04-22T23:25:48Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55326 2018-04-22T23:25:48Z gmj:ART Factors associated with the knowledge, practice and perceptions of contraception in rural southern ... The most widely known contraceptive methods were injectables,condoms, POP and OCP.

  7. 2018-03-18T01:38:01Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    2003-08-11

    ... international community 'over the country's refusal to surrender former Liberian President, Mr Charles Taylor, to face trials at the International War Crimes Tribunal'. But from the inception, the Nigerian public had virulently opposed the asylum idea. Still, government received Charles Taylor in Nigeria on August 11, 2003.

  8. 2018-03-09T18:07:34Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    month prevalence of DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition) disorders were assessed with Version 3.0 of the World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI 3.0). Socio-demographic characteristics of ...

  9. 2018-03-18T17:00:22Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Twelve-month DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition) diagnoses, severity, and service utilisation were determined using the World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI). Twelve-month treatment was categorised by sector and province. South Africans in households and ...

  10. Rethinking 3R strategies: Digging deeper into AnimalTestInfo promotes transparency in in vivo biomedical research

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    Bert, Bettina; Dörendahl, Antje; Leich, Nora; Vietze, Julia; Steinfath, Matthias; Chmielewska, Justyna; Hensel, Andreas; Grune, Barbara; Schönfelder, Gilbert

    2017-01-01

    In the European Union (EU), animal welfare is seen as a matter of great importance. However, with respect to animal experimentation, European citizens feel quite uninformed. The European Directive 2010/63/EU for the protection of laboratory animals aims for greater transparency and requires that a comprehensible, nontechnical summary (NTS) of each authorised research project involving animals is published by the respective Member State. However, the NTSs remain sleeping beauties if their cont...

  11. 2018-03-05T21:34:43Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    With the effective participation of the leadership in Morogoro region, Melela village on the leeward side of the Uluguru mountains was identified as an ecologically and economically problem area typified by, among others, periodic drought, crop failure, food shortage and famine, relief food supplies, urban-rural migration, ...

  12. 2018-04-29T20:44:34Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    These factors were related to socio-economic characteristics of the families as well as to lacking service facilities. “Patient”-oriented, community/family-based health services to support management of chronic or life-long conditions such as MD are needed. The support of caregivers to children with MDs has to be improved.

  13. 2018-03-05T17:24:19Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55691 2018-03-05T17:24:19Z ajrh:ART Vulnerability of Nigerian Secondary School to Human Sex Trafficking in Nigeria Omorodion, FI Adolescents; Delta State; Edo State; in-school students; Nigeria; sex trafficking Sex trafficking ...

  14. 2018-04-30T02:39:34Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    ... rearing of small livestock species, particularly sheep, goats and pigs by resource-limited African farm-families remains an option for short term financial buffer and easiest means of accessing protein of animal origin. Like elsewhere in West and Central Africa, particularly in the forest-savannah transition zone of Cameroon, ...

  15. 2018-03-15T19:39:26Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    In northern Nigeria, a number of states started the “implementation” of shari'ah, invariably limited to amendments to a long existing penal code by reintroducing the fixed, hudud, punishments like amputation for theft and stoning to death for adultery, whichhad been removed from the statutes by the colonial powers.

  16. 2018-03-04T16:20:11Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The key lesson from East Asia to SSA is that investment on human capital and physical infrastructure through foreign investment as well as domestic capital formation are key ingredients, as are stable macro-economic and political environment, a stable and flexible exchange rate, and a fair and an open trading framework ...

  17. 2018-04-27T17:38:01Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Findings also revealed that they consume food items from cereals and products of root tubers more than three times in a week. Half of the respondents (53.3%) do not consume food items from meat and dairy products at all. Rural dwellers source of water supply and type of cooking energy were significantly related to their ...

  18. 2018-03-05T01:14:07Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Lessons from West Africa Kane, O In the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution in Iran of 1979, a marked scholarly interest in Islam driven by policy concerns developed in Western countries. Hitherto the monopoly of a few Orientalists, Islamic studies soon became a multidisciplinary field, attracting experts across the spectrum ...

  19. Info varjamise või hämamise taga võib olla intrigant / Silva Tomingas

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    Tomingas, Silva, 1952-

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 17. jaan. 2007 lk. 26. Organisatsioonis tekkinud intriigi äratundmine nõuab analüüsi ning ülioluline on välja selgitada ka intriigi põhjus. Vt. samas: Intrigant püüab olukorrast kasu lõigata; Intriigi ennetab juhtimise läbipaistvus

  20. 2018-04-25T17:23:32Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    This article examines the salient features of company law and argues in favour of a broader understanding of the concept. As such, the article vets the main features of private limited companies, share companies, public enterprises and The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange) ECX and shows how the advent of the ECX has ...

  1. 2017-12-03T02:32:12Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Second, the paper will interrogate the links between neo-liberal economic reforms and participatory governance in South Africa. In particular, it will explore the question of whether or not participatory governance is inherently democratic and development enhancing. On the basis of the analysis, the paper will explore an ...

  2. 2017-11-05T01:13:10Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/51313 2017-11-05T01:13:10Z ajprs:ART Disability Care in Nigeria: The need for professional advocacy Amusat, N disability, advocacy, physical therapy, legislation Physical therapists (PTs) as rehabilitation experts, have a unique role to ...

  3. 2018-03-08T09:53:41Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The risk associated with investing in forest plantations and theirsusceptibility to pest and disease attacks are highlighted. ... Private owned forest plantations are wellmanaged and aim at profit maximization and therefore integrate plantations to wood processing plants to improvethe form and value of wood and make the ...

  4. 2017-11-21T15:44:49Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The most frequently presented STDs syndromes among the 21- 30 year age group were genital ulcer disease (GUD) (40.86%), genitourinary symptoms high risk (GUS - HR) (20.46%), urethral discharge (UD) (15.65%) and pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID) (13.37%). The four constituted 90.34% of all case presentations.

  5. 2018-04-14T13:41:17Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Small-scale irrigated vegetable production was shown to have the potential to substantially raise the amount of the Vitamins A and C available to households but did not address the lack of protein in the diet of ultra-poor households and the lack of iron in the diet of all households. Water Research Commission (WRC) ...

  6. 2018-03-20T18:48:07Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55754 2018-03-20T18:48:07Z ajrh:ART Poor parenting: Teenagers' views on ... They asserted that parents and guardians were both too lenient and too harsh, that they failed to provide for their daughters' needs, and that they pressured ...

  7. 2018-03-20T15:35:57Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/48078 2018-03-20T15:35:57Z ajlais:ART Access to and Use of Export Market Information by Non- Traditional Commodity Exporters in Ghana Afenyo, V K Alemna, A A Information access, export market information, commodity exporters, ...

  8. 2017-12-10T00:19:20Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/46966 2017-12-10T00:19:20Z ajpherd:ART Sociocultural predictors of motor development of athletes from Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland Adegbesan, OA Mokgothu, CJ Motor skill development, sociocultural predictors, athletes.

  9. 2018-04-25T23:21:09Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    This can be embodied in rhetoric or propaganda, involving repetition, promise, colloquialism, word coinages, pidginized and figurative expressions. The denotative and connotative meanings of the figurative expressions are analysed. It is argued that propaganda as an aspect of this register is characterized by exaggeration ...

  10. 2017-11-18T11:50:57Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/46536 2017-11-18T11:50:57Z lwati:ART Managerial Effectiveness: Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Work-Family Role Conflict in Work Organizations in Nigeria. Akintayo, DI This study investigated the impact of emotional ...

  11. 2018-02-19T19:07:57Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    -19T19:07:57Z aam:ART The prospect of anatomy as a career choice among clinical year medical students in Nigeria Onakpoya, OH Onakpoya, UU Adereti, GE Background : Medical doctors are potential important source of anatomy teachers.

  12. 2018-03-20T13:33:41Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Correspondingly, most studies of HIV self-disclosure in sub-Saharan Africa focus primarily on disclosure to sexual partners. Addressing both concerns, the central concern of this article is HIV self-disclosure in church settings, where disclosure rationales functioned as a key heuristic to explore experience of HIV-positivity, ...

  13. 2018-03-04T23:39:19Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Others are from documentary and animated films, television and radio programmes, personal life experiences and from communicative situations. In spite of the negative social processes in the Russian society, there is practically no reflection of racism and chauvinism in Russian linguistic consciousness about Africa and ...

  14. 2018-02-21T09:46:29Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    A significant challenge to the success of achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010 is HIV-AIDS stigma and discrimination. Eight studies looking at some degree of measurement of stigma and discrimination in Nigeria were reviewed in an attempt to investigate the cultural context of ...

  15. 2018-04-20T08:03:11Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    This paper analyzed the proportion of hotel products purchased from MSEs and the opportunities available to micro and small businesses (MSEs) in the hotel industry in Kenya. Data from a survey of 49 hotels was used to determine the opportunities for MSEs in the hotel sector in Kenya. From the analysis, MSEs were found ...

  16. 2018-04-25T07:27:59Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    ... Globalisation and the Underdevelopment Process in Africa: History in Perpetuity Olutayo, AO Omobowale, AO Since the incorporation of the Third World nations into the world capitalist system, the underdevelopment process seems to have commenced through the use of liberal economic principles. In spite of the obvious ...

  17. 2018-03-24T19:51:48Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The students were requested to rate each lecturer out of 10 on eight scales: a) attendance, b) punctuality, c) clarity, d) interest in the subject, e) supportiveness to students, f) ability as a lecturer, g) appropriate use of audiovisual aids, and h) amount of workload done in the academic year. Additionally, a multi-site study ...

  18. 2018-03-24T04:50:14Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Variables positively associated with the outcome of serious injury during the past 12 months in univariate analysis were current smoking, current alcohol use, excessive drinking, illicit drug use, truancy, bullied and having gone hungry, while in multivariate analysis being bullied, having gone hungry and truancy remained ...

  19. Transforming Insecurity into a Commodity: Using the Digital Tools Unikum and InfoMentor as an Example in Swedish Education

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    Andreasson, Ingela; Dovemark, Marianne

    2013-01-01

    New forms of activities now shape and govern the Swedish education system, based on governance through comparison. The focus on comparison can be regarded as soft governance and different types of (self-) evaluations and valuations are, at present, deeply embedded keystones in the decentralised education system. Recently this has, together with…

  20. 2018-05-01T14:38:36Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    From preindependence era to date, political corruption and its attendant problems in forms of vote buying, election rigging and manipulation, outright embezzlement by politicians have negatively affected the lives of Nigerians. This has led to increased political apathy and distrust in the country's fledging democratic ideals.

  1. InfoNorma: Um Sistema de Recomendação baseado em Tecnologias da Web Semântica

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    Drumond, Lucas Rêgo; Universidade Federal do Maranhão; Lindoso, Alisson Neres; Universidade Federal do Maranhão; Girardi, Rosario; Universidade Federal do Maranhão

    2006-01-01

    A enorme quantidade de dados disponível na Web, fenômeno conhecido como sobrecarga de informação, cria uma demanda por aplicações que possam selecionar, de maneira automatizada, itens relevantes para os usuários. Para responder a essa demanda, os sistemas de recomendação utilizam algoritmos de filtragem de informação para suprir as necessidades de informação a longo prazo dos usuários. Entretanto, a falta de estruturação semântica dos dados disponíveis na Web compromete seriamente a eficiênci...

  2. 2018-03-27T15:10:43Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Total Fertility Rate (TFR) was 3.4 and the mean Child Ever Born (CEB) was 1.72 and 3.02 among all women and married women. Regarding proximate determinants of fertility, the mean age atfirst marriage and duration of postpartum infecundability were 17.75 years and 12.3 months, respectively. Further, Contraceptive ...

  3. 2018-02-25T17:19:14Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55759 2018-02-25T17:19:14Z eassrr:ART Factors Associated with Employment Status among Graduates in South Africa Akinyemi, O Unemployment, labour market, graduate, economically active, South Africa This paper examines ...

  4. 2018-03-28T13:11:05Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    This inquiry has been made to define the objectives of practice, the different sale medicines and the recommended indications by the salers. ... autres : analgésiques antipyrétiques (29,1%), antibiotiques (18,8%), anti-inflammatoires stéroïdiens mais surtout non stéroïdiens (17,1%), associations de principes actifs (42,7%).

  5. 2018-03-28T08:15:30Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55723 2018-03-28T08:15:30Z ajrh:ART The struggle to reduce high maternal mortality in Nigeria Harrison, KA Antinatal care, Birth, Death, Maternal mortality, Nigeria According to UNICEF estimates for Nigeria, maternal mortality ratio is ...

  6. 2018-05-01T16:46:18Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The incidence rates are Staphylococcus aureus (20%), followed by Chlamydia trachomatis (6.7%) while Klebsiellia spp, Treponema pallidum, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Escherichia coli and Hepatitis B Virus were detected with incidence rate of 3.3% each respectively. Ten percent (10%) of the prospective ...

  7. 2018-03-30T14:41:48Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Relying on the comparative study of Nigeria and South Africa, it is the contention in this paper that ethnic conflict which has been at the heart of African countries development problem is a product of skewed economy, authoritarian governance and religious bigotry. There is no gainsaying the fact that African countries in ...

  8. 2017-12-10T00:20:11Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    ... statistics of rainfall in Southern Africa under conditions of climate change# Lumsden, TG climate change, rainfall, rainfall statistics, hydrology, Southern Africa, ... Perhaps one of the greatest challenges in this regard is now to explore the issues of uncertainty and probability in order to develop a more rigorous basis to ...

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    modernity‟ was used and interpreted on a day-to-day level during the decolonisation era. The sources used for the paper include local Nigerian and Ghanaian newspapers; oral history interviews with consumers in Ghana and Nigeria; as well ...

  10. 2018-03-12T06:05:47Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/46548 2018-03-12T06:05:47Z lwati:ART Swaziland Newspapers in Indigenous Languages Mkhonza, S The paper discusses the history of newspapers that are in indigenous languages in Swaziland and looks at the role that they play in ...

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    The reason for considering development and security is that part of Africa's development impasse can be attributed to internal political terror since the Cold War. While development theory and discourse from modernisation theory to global neo-liberalism have dominated 'development' strategies in Africa and produced an ...

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    ... the triumph of the market, and more importantly, the end of the Cold War. In relation to these changes, the African continent has equally been characterised by a succession of large-scale refugee movements, internal population displacements and mass repatriation movements. In a number of countries – Angola, Burundi, ...

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    The findings revealed that there was an absence of national, state and local government's policy on domestic rainwater harvesting for agriculture and domestic supply in the study area unlike what is obtainable in other countries such as China, Brazil, Zimbabwe and India. It was recommended that the National Water Supply ...

  14. 2018-03-20T09:00:38Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Most of the migrant farmers had strong links with their places of origin and returned more than twelve times in a year for burial ceremonies of relations, traditional festivals, meetings and marriages. Although both migrant men and women were engaged in various agricultural activities, there were significant differences in ...

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    As a result of their symptoms, importantreflux related aspects of life, such as problems with food and drink (3.5), emotional distress (3.6), impaired vitality (3.7), sleep disturbance (3.8) and impaired physical/social functioning (4.3) were experienced (QOLRAD scores where 1 represents the most severe impact on daily ...

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    article/48173 2018-04-18T13:23:31Z dai:ART Assessment of Charcoal Production and Impact of Environmental Policies in Limited Forest Resources Countries: The case of Togo, West Africa Kokou, K Nuto, Y Charcoal production, plant species ...

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    The path and cues that could aid in identifying potential victims and batterers are presented and it is recommended that rather than over concentrate on child abuse laws, a predictive approach that emphasizes the need to fund test instrument development for predicting child battery tendencies should be undertaken.

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    Throughout, it is argued that we need to understand federalism as a tool of governance that both solves and generates different kinds of conflicts, and that we need to lessen our expectations of the federal experiment (by remembering that it does not establish the 'peaceable kingdom' that idealist philosophers long hoped ...

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    article/57308 2018-02-18T01:05:51Z ad:ART 'New Wars: Forgotten Warriors': Why Have Girl Fighters Been Excluded from Western Representations of Conflict in Sierra Leone? Macdonald, A No Abstract. CODESRIA 2010-07-30 ...

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    %) compared to pit (16.3%) and local (0%) after 84 days of storage when roots were cured for 7 days. However, for 14 days cured roots stored for 84 days, local storage structure recorded the highest percentage wholesome roots (20%), ...

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    article/56309 2011-04-13T08:36:38Z ejesc:ART Trend And Causes Of Female Students Dropout From Teacher Education Institutions Of Ethiopia: The Case Of Jimma University Melese, W Fenta, G This article examines the state of female ...

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    ... and HIV, the Lagos State Ministry of Education, in collaboration with Action Health Incorporated, began tooffer the Family Life and HIV Education Curriculum in government junior secondary schools in 2003. Knowledge and attitudes were measured in a sample of 1,366 students in Lagos State, Nigeria, in November 2004, ...

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    Relying on the comparative study of Nigeria and South Africa, it is the contention in this paper that ethnic conflict which has been at the heart of African countries development problem is a product of skewed economy, authoritarian governance and religious bigotry. There is no gainsaying the fact that African countries in ...

  4. 2018-04-29T10:20:27Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Soft drinks were the beverage consumed most often (63,5%), the beverage most often bought at the tuck shop (64,1%) and the beverage most often consumed when eating out or with take-aways (64,7%). Advertising influenced the soft drink purchases of the majority (80%) of the learners. In conclusion a high consumption ...

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    -17T18:13:28Z ajpsy:ART Psychiatric symptoms and disorders in HIV infected mine workers in South Africa A retrospective descriptive study of acute first admissions Säll, L Salamon, E Allgulander, C Owe-Larsson, B AIDS; Dementia; Delirium; ...

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    The paper concludes that the salient requirements for the development of the NWFP include adding valuelocally, choosing the right marketing strategy, informing local producers and organisations on legal procedures,supporting and building capacities of vibrant/accountable local organisations, conducting cost effective ...

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    Results. The estimate for cumulative occurrence of alcohol use was 38.7%, of tobacco smoking 30.0%, of cannabis use 8.4%, of other drug use 2.0%, and of extra-medical psychoactive drug use 19.3%. There were statistically significant associations between male gender and alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other drug use.

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    Low literacy, high poverty levels, extremes of parity and non-utilization of maternity services wereassociated with maternal mortality. Recommendations are made for public enlightenment campaign and advocacy activities aimed at mobilizing resources for reducing maternal mortality. Also, femaleeducation and poverty ...

  9. 2017-10-30T11:50:39Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/47583 2017-10-30T11:50:38Z afrrev:ART Study Habit, Self-Concept and Science Achievement of Public and Private Junior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria Olatoye, RA This study compared study habit, self-concept ...

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    article/44118 2018-02-20T03:06:02Z mcd:ART Aspects de la Conservation des Reptiles et des Amphibiens dans la Région de Daraina Rakotondravony, HA This paper deals with conservation aspects of amphibians and reptiles in the Daraina ...

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    Wojnowski, D Malonza, PK Eastern Arc Mountains, Taita Hills, biodiversity, endangered, amphibian An investigation was conducted on the effects of a naming contest for the Sagalla caecilian Boulengerula niedeni on Sagalla peoples' perspectives about this critically endangered subterranean amphibian. The study found ...

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    , Cameroon Winter, Stephan; German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) c/o BBA, Messeweg 11/12, D-38104 Braunschweig, Germany. Mignouna, Hodeba D.; 3Virginia State University, Agricultural Research Station, Box ...

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    ... Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, W Cape, South Africa Peripartum pelvic pain (PPPP) syndrome is thought to be caused by decreased stability of the pelvic girdle, caused by increased relaxin levels during pregnancy. The resulting hypermobility (HM) ...

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    article/51216 2018-02-18T07:38:13Z ai:ART Sport tourism: comparing participant profiles and impact of three one-day events in South Africa Kotze, N Visser, G Sport tourism has emerged as one of the fastest-growing spheres of the leisure travel ...

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    Among the tested extracts, the fruit extracts of G. livingstoneii and G. semseii showed moderate to mild cytotoxic activities against A549, DU145, KB and Kbivin human cell lines with 50 % cytotoxic (CC50) values ranging from 5.7-20.0 µg/ml. Furthermore, only fruit extracts of G. livingstonei and G. semseii showed significant ...

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    ... Region (DSCR1) is located the APP gene, which accelerates amyloid peptide protein (APP) expression leading to cerebral accumulation of APP-derived amyloid-beta peptides (Ab) and age-dependent cognitive sequelae. Also DSCR1 attenuates endothelial cell proliferation and angiogenesis required for tissue repair.

  17. 2017-12-11T07:00:07Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    article/10019 2017-12-11T07:00:07Z ejhd:ART The prevalence and antimicrobial responses of Shigella isolates in HIV-1 infected and uninfected adult diarrhoea patients in north west Ethiopia Andualem, B; Department of App. Biology, App.

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    article/72553 2018-02-23T20:30:37Z sajhe:ART Researching the effects of teaching grammar rules to English second language adult learners Ayliff, D This article describes the effects of an interventionist form-focused course on the written ...

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    This potentially fatal error was immediately reported and the patient was managed, transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) after the surgery and discharged to the ward when she had remained stable for 48hours post the incident.Conclusion: - This case report shows that human error (medication error) can occur during ...

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    In Africa, while some countries are classified as water scarce due to successive back to back drought years having devastating effects on ground water quality, ... The threat to aquatic ecosystems in Africa due to climate change, in general, and the vulnerability and adaptation options, in particular, is what this paper aim to ...

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    article/48409 2018-02-27T11:45:12Z ajfand:ART Enhancement of the nutritive value of bagasse using chicken manure. Anakalo, S Abdul, F Anakalo, MG Fermentation, Bagasse, Chicken, Manure, Digestibility The study investigated the effects of ...

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    article/73012 2018-02-28T21:36:40Z pelj:ART Sexual Harassment in the Education Sector Smit, D du Plessis , V Education should safely shape the minds and attitudes of young adults and children, especially with the in loco parentis principle in ...

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    Non-physical violence in form of loud shouting (50.0%) threat (22.7%), sexual harassment (6.8%) and swearing (2.3%) constituted the majority while physical violence ... Conclusion: The prevalence of workplace violence in Oral healthcare centres against dental professionals in Southern Nigeria was significant and had a ...

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    ... optic neuropathy often associated with increased intraocular pressure resulting in irreversible degeneration of the retinal ganglion cells and their axons, optic disc cupping and characteristic visual field defects. Recently, POAG has become the second major blinding disease worldwide. In most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, ...

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    article/87458 2018-04-13T21:41:17Z rmp:ART Poverty related difficulties in the management of talipes equinovarus in Africa. Our initial experience of 100 cases observed in Cameroon Farikou, I Nonga, BN Motah, M Takongmo, S Sosso, ...

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    article/101073 2018-02-26T21:02:20Z tjpr:ART Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey of Osteoporosis among Students of a Tertiary Institution in Malaysia Khan, YH Sarriff, A Khan, AH Mallhi, TH Attitude, Bones, Knowledge, Osteoporosis ...

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    article/45281 2018-03-29T13:21:45Z tjhc:ART Polymorphic ventricular arrhythmia successfully managed by electrical defibrillation: a case report and review of literature Kolo, PM Omotoso, ABO Sanya, EO Balogun, MO No Abstract College of ...

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    ... Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria Atrial fibrillation, treatment Quite a number of dramatic interventional advances in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias such as catheter ablation and implantable cardiac defibrillators for serious ventricular arrhythmias have held the limelight over the last few years.

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    article/9711 2018-04-12T17:14:16Z ecajps:ART Flavanols and terpenes/sterols with antimycobacterial activity from the stem bark of Pterocarpuse erinaceus Poir (Leguminosae) Ibrahim, K; 2Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and ...

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    La caractérisation des constituants chimiques de l'extrait aqueux de Bridelia ferruginea (SEA) a révélé la présence de quinones, de tanins catéchiques et galliques, d'alcaloïdes, de stérols, de polyterpènes, de polyphénols, de composés réducteurs, de flavonoïdes et de saponosides.L'étude de la toxicité aiguë de SEA, ...

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    The results show that: there is an important variability in cowpea seed polyphenol concentration, because the most rich variety has 33 times phenol compared to the less rich one; mycorrhiza fungi are able to significantly modify the metabolism of polyphenols biosynthesis in cowpea; the double inoculation of rhizobia and ...

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    article/75816 2018-03-20T08:36:09Z ijard:ART An Overview of Benefits of Organic Agriculture as a Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy for Nigeria Korie, OC Eze, CC Lemchi, JI Ibekwe, UC Orebiyi, JS Obasi, PC Ohajianya, DO Eze ...

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    article/11784 2018-05-02T21:48:11Z njnpm:ART ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF THE ESSENTIAL OILS FROM FOUR SELECTED VARIETIES OF CAPASIUM ANNUUM Odoemena, SC; Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Uyo, ...

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    The overall purpose is to provide epidemiological and public health laboratory services to the public health systems at national, provincial, district and local levels. The program includes four countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Togo with an overarching goal to progressively cover all French speaking countries in West ...

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    article/79308 2018-03-20T06:45:10Z ijdmr:ART The Effect of Credit Lines and Risks on Operations of Microfinance Banks Sokefun, O Adeyinka This study examines the new era of microfinance banks (MFBs) in Nigeria considering the challenges ...

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    L'objectif de ce travail est de fournir aux techniciens des laboratoires d'analyses médicales courantes du Togo et des pays en voie de développement un outil simple sur les pratiques de réalisation du spermogramme et du spermocytogramme.Mots clés: Spermogramme, spermocytogramme, fiche technique.Data sheet of ...

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    Most (63.0%) patients presented with hoarseness alone and 37.0% (all children) had further developed upper airway obstruction necessitating tracheostomy on 50% of them. A total of 101 surgery sessions (Direct Laryngoscopy and excision) were on children. There were 42.7% who had multiple surgeries, 95.7% of this ...

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    The results showed that the pattern of sexual behaviour, that is, holding hands 53.2%, hugging 52.1%, kissing 50.9%, fondling 58.0%, caressing 60.1%, vaginal sex 51.5%, use of condom with spouse 72.7%and use of condom with someone other than spouse 90.9%, and transactional sex 61.1% are more prevalent among ...

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    article/54752 2018-02-19T03:07:40Z bcse:ART Hydration structure and water exchange dynamics of Fe(II) ion in aqueous solution M. Mohammed, Ahmed; Department of Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ...

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    Aim: In the present study, we assessed the association of MDA, antioxidant markers, high sensitive Creactive protein (hs-CRP) and lipid status parameters in the patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Significant risk factors such as cigarette and diabetes were excluded from the study. Materials and Methods: Oxidative ...

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    article/18254 2018-02-22T19:39:53Z sinet:ART Toxicity of cassava wastewater effluents to African catfish: Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) Adewoye, SO; Department of Pure and Applied Biology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, PM ...

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    article/5953 2018-02-27T03:50:56Z hrj:ART An Appraisal of Nigeria's Cultural Diplomacy Oyewo, Segun O; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife An appraisal of cultural diplomacy through analysis and evaluation of cultural agreements and theatre ...

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    Initial functional assessment failed to assess neuropsychological impairments except aphasia. The rehabilitation care consisted only of physical therapy, but neither occupational nor speech therapy were available. One year after stroke, 62.02 % of the patients were still dependent for their daily living activities or unable to ...

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    The larvae were collected from swamps, rock and mountain pools, reared and fed with baker's yeast and grounded biscuits in separate containers to adulthood. Susceptibility test was conducted on the adult mosquitoes using 0.75 % permethrin impregnated paper embedded in World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic ...

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    article/102049 2018-03-02T10:30:19Z ajfand:ART What climate change means for farmers in Africa: A triptych review middle panel: Introductional matters and consequences of global warming for African farmers Stigter, CJ Ofori, E African farmers, ...

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    article/35600 2018-02-22T10:18:35Z njcr:ART Synthesis and some spectral properties of diphenylsilicon salicylate and a comparision of the antifungal efficacy of diphenylsilicon chloride, acetate and salicylate and diphenyltin chloride, acetate and ...

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    article/9147 2018-02-19T08:44:05Z eamj:ART Salicylate poisoning in children: report of three cases Musumba, CO; Clinical Research Officer, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Coast, P.O. Box 230, Kilifi ...

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    Aug 8, 2012 ... The fracture was associated with concussion in one case. The shoulder x-ray showed that the fracture was metaphyseal 6 times, and epiphyseal 4 times. In any case, orthopedic treatment led to very good results.Conclusion: Even though the orthopedic treatment leads to very good results in the majority of ...

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    article/100802 2018-02-22T07:05:21Z ajpssi:ART Sociological Factors as Predictors of Academic Emotion among Nigeria University Students Ogundokun, MO Ojo, OF Academic emotion, Parental involvement, Social support Birth order This study ...

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    article/14940 2018-03-26T07:12:25Z ajb:ART Identification of exopolysaccharides-producing lactic acid bacteria from Burkina Faso fermented milk samples Savadogo, Aly; Laboratoire de Microbiologie et de Biotechnologie . Centre de Recherche ...

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    Such a strategy consists broadly of three components: ¨ Segmentation of the market in order to select target markets ¨ Positioning the business in relation to its competitors in order to position its product and/or service most effectively ¨ Planning and coordination the four decisionmaking areas or marketing instruments, ...

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    Being rich in natural antioxidants, tea is reported to be used in the management of colon , esophageal, and lung cancers, as well as urinary stone, dental caries, etc. The present review focuses on the beneficial effects of tea consumption on human health. Keywords: Antioxidants, Theaflavonoides, Anticaries, Ethanol ...

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    article/72973 2018-02-21T08:16:23Z orion:ART Tiragatso Ya Itlhagiso Ya Setlhare Se Se Okeditsweng Ka Kgetsi Mo Bothateng Jwa Popo Ya Metato Ya Dipeipi Tsa Oli Baitshenyetsi, LT Hattingh, JM Kruger, HA Network flow models, integer linear ...

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    article/84599 2018-02-24T08:57:07Z ejhg:ART Cornelia-de Lange syndrome in an Egyptian infant with unusual bone deformities Shawky, RM Abd-Elkhalek, HS Gad, S Mohammad, SA Seifeldin, NS We report a 4 month old female infant with the ...

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    ... presence-to-self; religion; responsibility; science; scientism; transcendence Building on Ndofirepi’s plea for an approach to teaching philosophy to high-school learners in Africa that is a hybrid of western and African thought, I argue that a critical touchstone is needed if the traditional wisdom is to be sifted, and that ...

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    Mafutha and Japon tresimesino gave poor yields. Farmers ranked high Zapallo, Tainung No. 64 and NC 1560 for agronomic performance. However, Mafutha, Japon tresimesino and Tainung No. 64 were rated high for cooking quality. Zapallo and NC 1560 were rated high for dry texture. For children, internal root colour was ...

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    article/56654 2018-02-20T19:01:15Z hts:ART The pendulum is never static: Jesus sira to Jesus Christ on women in the light of Judith, Susanna and LXX Esther Jordaan, P When the New Testament is interpreted, directly preceding literature is ...

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    SOCPS), Peer PressureAssessment Scale (PPAS) and the Parental Influence ... Itis recommended that counsellors should collect, analyze and interpret relevant data about the adolescents, and their capabilities with a view to helping them ...

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    , which can be a very unfamiliar and intimidating environment for their families. Health organisations have a responsibility to foster an environment that protects the physical and emotional health of the severely stressed family members who ...

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    article/70178 2018-01-30T22:30:48Z sasma:ART Popular physical therapy modalities in the management of whiplash-associated disorders Watson, ED Coopoo, Y Objectives. The aim of this study was to determine current physiotherapy practice ...

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    PVC cartridges of various sizes were made from a ¾ inch pipe. The efficiency of fluoride removal was determined for the following parameters: cartridge length, flow rate of water, compactness of bone char material and particle size with the aim of determining the optimum conditions for a good cartridge. It was found that the ...

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    article/74621 2018-02-17T19:19:05Z ejhg:ART Role of ZIP14 (SLC39A14) gene histidine rich regions in neural tube defects Torun, D Yılmaz, E Akar, E Akar, N Neural tube defects (NTDs) comprise a group of congenital malformations that ...

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    article/89832 2018-02-17T10:36:33Z ajpherd:ART Investigation into breath meditation: Phenomenological, neurophysiologic, psychotherapeutic and sport psychological implications Edwards, S Sherwood, P Naidoo, N Geils, C Van Heerden, ...

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    environnement et la prévalence dupaludisme dans le Département des Collines. L’analyse des données pluviométriques, thermométriques et hygrométriques en rapport avec le nombre de cas de paludisme ...

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    article/94874 2018-02-18T12:28:20Z nslj:ART From School Libraries to Multimedia Resource Centres: The Anambra State Experience Jaigbogu, OC Osuchukwu, NP Obijiofor, AV Ilorah, H Multimedia resource centre, School' libraries, Information ...

  6. 2018-02-10T20:38:11Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    ... P.O. Roma 180, Roma, Lesotho, Southern Africa Niclosamide, Electrochemical oxidation, Cyclic voltammetry, Square wave voltammetry, Glassy carbon electrode, Determination of niclosamide Cyclic voltammetry, square-wave voltammetry and controlled potential electrolysis have been used to study the electrochemical ...

  7. 2018-03-13T08:12:57Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae ainsi que Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae ont été chacune détectées dans 50 % des échantillons et Burkholderia Glumae dans 16,66 %. 52 % des bactéries identifiées se rapportent à Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae, 35 % à Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae et 13 % à Burkholderia ...

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    article/6775 2017-12-11T06:15:00Z ahs:ART Chloroquine in the Ugandan market fails quality test: a pharmacovigilance study Ogwal-Okeng, Jasper W.; Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, P. O. Box 7072 Owino, ...

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    However, the deinstitutionalisation of mental health services has changed the structure and mode of caring for people with mental illness. The family and community are now regarded as the dominant care givers and providers.Method: A qualitative grounded theory method was used.Results: This article discusses research ...

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    Therefore, it is recommended among others that, student should be taught to enable them acquired the basic skills of domestic wiring, and television receivers troubleshooting before graduation for gainful employment.Keywords: electrical and electronics, psychomotor skill, student, assessment, polytechnics Federal ...

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    Production of ethanol from sisal juice is also underpilot testing at the Institute for Production Innovation (IPI) at the University of Dar es Salaam. Steam explosion technologyhas a potential to be used to extract valuable solid and chemical resources from the sisal plant. This holistic approach tothe utilisation of the sisal plant, ...

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    article/32143 2017-12-22T09:07:45Z ijs:ART Electronic referral system for hospitals in Nigeria Idowu, PA; Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria Adagunodo, ER; Department of Computer ...

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    article/31102 2018-02-09T06:16:43Z ajtcam:ART Pharmacological effects of Harpagophytum procumbens DC [Pedaliaceae] secondary root aqueous extract on isolated gastro-intestinal tract muscles of the chick, guinea-pig and rabbit. Mahomed ...

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    Nutrigenetics has been used for decades to prevent rare monogenic disorders such as phenylketonuria. Gene-diet interaction can now also be targeted to prevent or reduce the risk of many chronic conditions long before clinical manifestation. This multidisciplinary approach unites conventional medicine with genetics and ...

  15. 2017-11-01T21:08:58Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    article/15253 2017-11-01T21:08:58Z ajst:ART Extraction of Gold from Dump Material by Agitation Stoyanov, I. J. As a result of poor extraction of gold from slimes a new approach-mechanical agitation of dump material was explored. Several tests ...

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    ... drivers of student enrolment and retention: A stakeholder perception analysis in higher education Angelopulo, G student enrolment, student retention, higher education, Q methodology, student development strategy, Unisa, communication, solution meaning, perception analysis, brand perception, university marketing This ...

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    Many people do not know that not only well-to-do people can invest in the shares of companies. This is because they are not aware of schemes like unit trust through which small savers can be participants. Both the individual and the nation are end-losers, as resources that could have been mobilized for economic growth ...

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    ... N Access to urban land and resources and the pervasiveness of informality are perhaps the main cross-cutting features defining contemporary urbanism in the South, where the urbanisation of poverty is not only acute but where there is an increasing peripheralisation of the urban poor further from economic opportunities.

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    ... Catherine A Teacher-student discourse is increasingly mediated through, by and with information and communication technologies: in-class discussions have found new, textually-rich venues online; chalk and whiteboard lectures are rapidly giving way to PowerPoint presentations. Yet, what does this mean experientially ...

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    A series of sub-genres is established at that time, they can be summarized as the detective novel, the victim novel, the criminal novel and the mixed novel such as the thriller. In the 1960s criticism of contemporary society becomes, in most crime literatures around the world, the main characteristic of the neo-polar with its ...

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    Alarmingly, most of the respondents disagreed with the notion that BEE compliance would improve the performance of the companies they worked for, specifically with regard to overall and international competitiveness; service excellence and client satisfaction; quality; productivity; entrepreneurial spirit and innovation; ...

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    It has deep historical roots. Today, it is not an illuminating definition. The genesis of interest rates, which is the quintessence of monetary policy implementation, does not originate in market for marketable short-term securities. It is found in the non-marketable interbank debt market, and spreads out from there. Therefore, the ...

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    article/89385 2018-02-20T08:20:34Z tjfnc:ART Strength properties of chipboards available in Tanzania market Balama, C Gillah, PR Mbwambo, L Chipboard is among the wood based boards with high influx in the Tanzania market. Most of the ...

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    Amaeze, AA Egbo, NO Ezema, CI Reciprocal pulley, exercise, blood pressure, pulse rate Background: Reciprocal pulley exercise is usually recommended for physiotherapy patients undergoing rehabilitation for muscle strengthening exercises or improvement in joint range of motion but, very little is known of its effects on ...

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    Results: Generally, the respondents displayed knowledge deficit about the disease. ... and display the work; · to make derivative works; · to make commercial use of the work; Under the following conditions: Attribution · the original author must be given credit; · for any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what ...

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    The deleterious behavioral and cognitive deficit associated with iron‑deficiency anemia could be irreversible. ... use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ...

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    Gambian trypanosomosis; Trypanosoma brucei gambiense; animal reservoir hosts; biotechnologies Gambian trypanosomosis (Sleeping Sickness) is a complex and debilitating disease of man. For many years the disease has been ravaging in several parts of sub-saharan Africa despite decades of therapeutic control.

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    Les résultats d'analyse des selles révèlent trois espèces d'helminthes avec une prévalence globale de 12,12% (N=44) de personnes infestées par au moins un des trois parasites Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura et Enterobius vermicularis. Aucun oeuf de S. mansoni n'a été observé dans les selles. Les résultats ...

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    article/87920 2018-03-11T20:40:01Z wsa:ART Review: Freshwater conservation planning in South Africa: Milestones to date and catalysts for implementation Roux, DJ Nel, JL absorptive capacity, biodiversity surrogates, cooperation, efficiency, ...

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    article/20392 2018-03-30T09:39:39Z ostrich:ART Evidence for individual vocal differences in Woodland Kingfishers Halcyon senegalensis cyanoleuca Taylor, Stuart; School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, Private Bag X01, University of ...

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    article/1580 2018-03-30T11:39:21Z as:ART Community Strategies For The Conservation And Preservation Of Forest Resources In Nsukka Agricultural Zone Of Nigeria Ozor, N Odo, P The study identified the community strategies for conservation ...

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    article/48616 2018-03-30T17:06:41Z joafss:ART Traditional African Knowledge In Biodiversity Conservation Oyelowo, OJ Adebagbo, CA Akinyemi, OD Osinubi, YB Sacred grove, taboo, biodiversity, conservation, genetic resources. The tropical ...

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    article/2736 2018-03-21T01:05:41Z jext:ART Environmentalconservation education: strategies for its ... In Nigeria, the level of environmental conservation awareness is very low, both among people in government and the general populace.

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    The aim of this research was the screening of lipase-producing microorganisms and the studies of potential lipase-mediated biodiesel production using palm oil as ... The catalysis of transesterification between methanol and palm oil by the C. rugosa immobilized lipases revealed that immobilized lipase from C. rugosa on ...

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    ... London, WC1E 7HT, UK Wamoyi, J.; NIMR/AMREF/LSTM/LSHTM Collaborative Projects, P.O Box 1462, Mwanza, Tanzania Shigongo, Z. S.; National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania Mshana, G. H.; National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania Obasi, A. I.N.; Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, ...

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    article/29195 2018-03-30T15:40:29Z njotra:ART The Diabetic Foot - A Review Ekere ... to highlight the epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis and management of this serious challenge in medical practice BODY: Foot lesions occur in both type 1 and 2, ...

  17. Legume Information System (LegumeInfo.org): a key component of a set of federated data resources for the legume family

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    The Legume Information System (LIS), at http://legumeinfo.org, is a genomic data portal (GDP) for the legume family. LIS provides access to genetic and genomic information for major crop and model legumes. With more than two-dozen domesticated legume species, there are numerous specialists working o...

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    article/64045 2018-03-04T12:32:22Z aipm:ART Apendicitis and situs inversus viscerum in a 32-year-old female Nigerian: a case report Adeniyi, AEO Akisanya, CO Akinremi, TO Erinle, CA Situs Inversus, Appendicitis, Dextrocardia Situs inversus ...

  19. 2017-12-07T14:31:48Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    article/70058 2017-12-07T14:31:48Z wajpdr:ART The Effect of Aloe vera Plus on the Liver: A Pharmacovigilance Study in Rats Koroye, OC Siminialayi, IM Etebu, EN GNLD, Aloe vera plus, pharmacovigilance, Liver enzymes, Histopathology, Rats ...

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    This paper reviews this phenomenon in generalespecially as it affects the southeastern Nigeria ecological zone, with its fragile, erosion-prone soil and urbanization pressure due to rising population infringing on the natural ecosystem. The damage caused by the erosion on the landscape, which includes soil loss, nutrient ...

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    Methods: We reviewed how the understanding of the aetiogenesis, symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment of gout including myths have evolved and discussed the implications thereof. ... Several drug treatments were developed between the 19th and 20th centuries including salicylates, probenecid and allopurinol.

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    article/38606 2018-03-07T18:21:04Z ajesms:ART An Evaluation of the University of Education, Winneba Student Internship Programme Kwame-Asante, E In recent years, school-based mentoring for student teaching interns through ...

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    Other complications were chronic joint dislocation, ankylosis, joint stiffness, arthrosis/arthritis, chronic osteomyelitis, Volkmann's ischaemic contracture, osteonecrosis, neuropathy, limb gangrene, delayed union and pressure ulcer. The most frequent intervention was open reduction and internal fixation (60.56%) and most of ...

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    The study recommends that more time be allocated for Guidance and Counselling programmes; that full time qualified counsellors be recruited in schools rather than engaging teachers who have other duties and responsibilities to attend to; that schools be allocated more resources such as books, furniture, syllabi and ...

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    tubérositaires fractures, 22 cases of fractures spino-tubérositaires and 24 cases of fractures Bi-tubérositaires. Several therapeutic methods were used. The surgical treatment was carried out in 28 cases. The follow-up was 13 month. The consolidation ...

  6. 2018-04-18T18:27:27Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    We performed open fracture reduction with stable 120° LCP (Locking Compression Plate) Pediatric hip osteosynthesis. Fracture consolidation and ability to walk without crutches was achieved in a half a year. The presented case is the first for Bulgaria. There are still no publications in the world literature on application of ...

  7. 2018-04-23T19:40:33Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    article/79168 2018-04-23T19:40:33Z gjms:ART Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in dogs from Umuahia City of Abia State Nwoha, RIO Ekwuruike, JO Dogs, Toxocara canis, Ancylostoma braziliense, Linguatula serrata. A total of 210 faecal ...

  8. 2018-03-19T17:39:43Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    Extrême-Nord a subi le même sort pour perdre son rôle tribunitien. Tous ces facteurs de perturbations posent le problème de la création des conditions politiques, économiques, sociales et culturelles, d\\'un ancrage profond et irréversible de la ...

  9. 2018-04-18T18:35:21Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    article/67064 2018-04-18T18:35:21Z jstcr:ART Traumatic Fracture of Thin Pedicles Secondary to Extradural Meningeal Cyst Yanni, DS Mammis, A Thaker, NG Goldstein, IM Arachnoid cyst, Cerebrospinal fluid diverticula, extradural meningeal cyst, ...

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    ... Triterpene Tinospora crispa Beumee, a herbaceous climber, has been widely used in traditional medicine for treating various ailments such as contusion, septicaemia, fever, fracture, scabies and other tropical ulcers. A wide range of secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, diterpenes, flavones, phenolics, and triterpenes ...

  11. 2018-03-23T00:12:57Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    The bioaccumulation of trace elements in living organisms and biomagnification in them describes the processes and pathways of these pollutants from one trophic level to another, exhibiting the higher bioaccumulation ability in the organisms concerned. Some of these organisms, like fishes, are consumed by human ...

  12. 2018-03-04T12:31:51Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    article/24503 2018-03-04T12:31:51Z saaj:ART Saving for retirement in South Africa: charges to the consumer Rusconi, RD; 30 Balder Road, Douglasdale, 2021, South Africa retirement; administration; charges Whether in occupational plans or ...

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    article/100739 2017-11-06T23:13:46Z jcs:ART ' Church Wa N Memu ' : Satire in the Gospel Music of Niyi Adedokun Adedeji, F This paper looks critically into the satirical presentations of gospel messages in Nigerian gospel musical performances.

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    ... Nigeria Okor, RS; Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria Purpose: Drug microparticles may be microencapsulated with water-insoluble polymers to obtain controlled release, which may be further determined by the particle distribution.

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    article/20120 2018-02-22T01:25:58Z ostrich:ART Observations of Cape Parrot, Poicephalus robustus, nesting in the wild Symes, Craig; School of Botany and Zoology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, KwaZulu-Natal, ...

  16. 2017-12-09T22:14:34Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

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    article/77249 2017-12-09T22:14:34Z ijbcs:ART Systèmes de production et pratiques à risque en agriculture urbaine: Cas du maraîchage dans la ville de Yamoussoukro en Côte d'Ivoire Tano, BF Abo, K Dembele, A Fondio, L La question de ...

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    The study was conducted on 81 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus,who were attending the Outpatient Diabetic and Endocrine Clinic inKing Khaled Hospital, Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The patientswere classified into two groups depending on their glycosylatedhemoglobin (HbA1c); First: those with good glycemic ...

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    article/88359 2017-10-23T03:34:46Z pamj:ART Epidemiological profile of cutaneous leishmaniasis: Retrospective analysis of 7444 cases reported from 1999 to 2005 at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Bamba, Sanata Gouba, Alphonse Drabo, ...

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    article/42853 2018-02-26T04:40:01Z eia:ART “Another Kind of Combat in the Bush”: Get a Life and Gordimer's Critique of Ecology in a Globalized World Vital, Anthony How necessary it is to read environmental issues, national agendas, and ...

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    article/97051 2017-10-19T21:30:42Z innovation:ART Landscapes as libraries: a history of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg from 1818 to 2009 Salomon, Monique Bangamwabo, Victor Everson, Terry Allsopp, Nicky Mutanga, Onisimo Fincham, ...

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    article/50772 2018-03-07T07:58:21Z samj:ART DSM-IV-defined common mental disorders: Association with HIV testing, HIV-related fears, perceived risk and preventive behaviours among South African adults Myer, L Stein, DJ Grimsrud, ...

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    article/98150 2018-03-19T16:46:02Z ahds:ART H. L. A. Hart's Foundations of Right Vis-a-Vis the African Experience Haaga, PT Kanu, IA Right, Africa, Universalism, Individualism, Communalism, H. L. Hart. This piece studies the foundations of ...

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    Hydraulic conductivity (Ks) averaged 2.43 cmh-1 in the top 60 cm and 0.59 cmh-1 at lower depth in WT1 IVBs. The corresponding average values in WTII are 4.43 cmh-1 and 1.16 cmh-1, and 4.14 cmh-1 and 0.77 cmh-1 in WT III. Organic C and effective CEC are moderately high, and the basic cations comprised more than ...

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    article/7524 2018-04-07T15:37:17Z ajns:ART Microanatomy of the Supracavernous Internal Carotid - Anterior Cerebral Arterial Complex Kakou, Médard; Laboratoire d'Anatomie Faculté de Médecine & Service de Neurochirurgie Abidjan Côte ...

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    article/17882 2018-05-03T11:18:26Z jgsa:ART Isoforms of purified methyltransferase from human blood platelets Yeboah, F.A.; Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and ...

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    article/73894 2018-02-23T04:51:30Z aam:ART Electrocardiographic abnormalities among dialysis naïve chronic kidney disease patients in Ilorin Nigeria Chijioke, A Makusidi, AM Kolo, PM Chronic kidney disease, Electrocardiogram abnormalities ...

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    Moreover bleeding along with recent change in position of teeth should be considered as important sign of active, moderate to severe periodontal disease by general dentists and hygienists so that they can refer for specialist consultation. Medical and Dental Consultants' Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) 2012-03-07 ...

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    article/73900 2018-03-14T07:17:31Z njbas:ART Economic Analysis of Beekeeping in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria Tijani, BA Ala, AL Maikasuwa, MA Ganawa, N The study was carried out to analyze the economics of ...

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    ... Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07081-1819, USA Ashley, Gail M; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066, USA Owen, R Bernhart; Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China Goman, Michelle F; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-1505, USA Kimeli, Michael; Friends of Nature Bogoria, PO Box 64 Marigat, ...

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    ... Reduit Boodhoo, Kishore; Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Reduit Balgobin, Janita; Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Reduit Povinec, Pavel; IAEA, Marine Environmental Laboratory, Monaco Burnett, W.C; Dept of Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA Mauritius, lagoon, ...

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    These results confirm the urgent need to have a national quality control laboratory that is supported by satellite mini laboratories at the points of entry for drugs and also to strengthen post marketing surveillance of all Pharmaceutical products that are imported into the country or manufactured locally. This will ensure safety ...

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    article/50433 2018-02-22T02:35:28Z sajpsyc:ART Suicide risk in schizophrenia – a follow-up study after 20 years Lippi, G Smit, DJ Jordaan, JC Roos, JL Objective. This study followed up, after a period of 20 years, a group of patients with ...

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    This study used qualitative methods to investigate barriers to physical activity participation in two generations of Black professional women (teachers, nurses, social ... of African culture”, traditional gender roles, dress code, exercise associated with the young, exercise associated with undesirable weight loss and “destructive ...

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    Previous studies have suggested anassociation between isolated sleep paralysis (ISP) and adversepsychosocial situations. This study examines an associationbetween ISP and anxiety in orthopaedic patients suffering fromphysical injuries, patients with multiple somatic complaints(suffering from psychological disorders), ...

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    Some of the applications require the network to provide Quality of Service (QOS). IEEE 802.11e is the QOS extension of the Wireless Local Area Network standard IEEE 802.11. This paper does the performance evaluation of 802.11e with voice, video, data and background traffic. The data rates and packet sizes considered ...