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  1. Navigazioni letterarie. L’immaginario marino di Dragan Velikić

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    Maria Rita Leto

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the function of the sea images in the fiction of the Serbian contemporary writer Dragan Velikić. The sea, a traditional symbol in world’s literature, is a key image in this writer’s texts, so much so that it amounts to nothing less than imagery of its own in his oeuvre. Imagery, however, that is very different from that handed down by the sea tradition. The author contends that the sea imagery, disseminated throughout Velikić’s works, allows the writer to create a network of intertextual references within his macro-text. At a deeper level, moreover, this imagery seems to have a twofold function in Velikić’s narrative: on the one hand, it mediates the writer’s complex relationship with the literary tradition of the past; on the other, it constitutes the core around which Velikić builds a number of virtual autobiographies: fictions conjuring up the past, both personal and cultural, permeated with auto-biographical overtones, Velikić’s stories evoke in their male protagonists various aspects of the author’s life, as well as of literary figures of the past, while never really giving rise to a full-fledged self-portrait. Thus, his stories, like ships navigating the sea, traverse several boundaries (between genres, historical and fictional self, past and present, life and literature, creating, through his idiosyncratic sea imagery, a fascinating narrative world.

  2. Dragan Klaic : teie põhiseadus vapustas mind / Dragan Klaic ; interv. Berk Vaher

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    Klaic, Dragan

    2004-01-01

    Riigi kultuuripoliitikast, kultuurikeskkonna arendamisest, investeeringute objektidest, Eesti kultuurist globaliseerumisprotsessis. Vt. samas Berk Vaher. Kultuur(ipoliitika) 2004: lähme selverisse inimesi vaatama!

  3. Serbia seisab teelahkmel, reedetuse tunne hinges / Milovan Jaukovic ; tõlk. Dragan Perovic, Marek Laane ja Kadri Liik

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    Jaukovic, Milovan

    2006-01-01

    Viimased viisteist aastat on Serbia ainult kaotanud: inimesi, jõukust, mõjuvõimu ja eneseaustust. Serbia tänapäeval, suhted Euroopa Liiduga, sisepoliitiline olukord, suhted Montenegroga, Kosovo küsimus

  4. Eesti maksuseadused ei soosi kultuuri toetamist / Anti Einpaul

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    Einpaul, Anti

    2004-01-01

    23. aprilli Tartu kultuurikonverentsist "Mis on atraktiivne kultuur?", mille kesksed teemad olid sponsorlus ja rahastamine. Peaesineja - Dragan Klaic, Eestist esinesid Aivar Mäe, Marika Valk, Jaan Kallas, Rein Kilk, Kuldar Leis

  5. Kultuur(ipoliitika) 2004 : lähme selverisse inimesi vaatama! / Berk Vaher

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    Vaher, Berk, 1975-

    2004-01-01

    23. aprilli Tartu kultuurikonverentsist "Mis on atraktiivne kultuur?". Urmas Paeti, Dragan Klaici, Katriin Fisch-Uibopuu, Aivar Mäe, Marika Valgu, Jaan Kallase, Rein Kilgi ja Kuldar Leisi ettekannetest

  6. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. Dragan Šešlija. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 38 Issue 2 April 2013 pp 187-197. Efficient control of servo pneumatic actuator system utilizing by-pass valve and digital sliding mode · Vladislav Blagojević Dragan Šešlija Miodrag Stojiljković Slobodan Dudić · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  7. Browse Title Index

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    Items 801 - 825 of 1840 ... Vol 38, No 2 (2003), Geographic variation in the morphology, echolocation and diet of the little free-tailed bat, Chaerephon pumilus (Molossidae), Abstract. F Aspetsberger, Djuri Brandsen, D.S. Jacobs. Vol 37, No 1 (2002), Geographical distribution and habitats of the freshwater snail Bulinus ...

  8. Missing in Action: the Country Boy

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    Erven, E.A.P.B. van

    2004-01-01

    In the introduction to his report, Dragan observes that the current policy debate about agriculture, rural areas, food and animals "remains in a narrow circle of experts or organized interests that come in with predetermined, firmly entrenched opinions and stances." He hopes the arts can provide new

  9. Ekspert : Pärnul tuleks jutustada oma lugu / Anu Jürisson, Karin Klaus

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    Jürisson, Anu, 1977-

    2009-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise kultuuriturismi konverentsist Pärnus ja kultuurianalüütik doktor Dragan Klaici soovitustest ning nägemusest omanäolise Pärnu kultuurielu elavdamiseks. Ants Johanson rääkis Viljandi folkmuusika festivali korraldamisest, külalised Tuula Rintala-Gardin ja Mikael Ahlerup ka teemaparkide loomisest

  10. Effects of 22 years of re-vegetation on soil quality in the semi-arid ...

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    STORAGESEVER

    2009-12-15

    Dec 15, 2009 ... Haplic Chernozem. Soil Biol. Biochem. 31: 1253-1264. Karlen DL, Mausbach MJ, Doran JW, Cline RG, Harris RF, Schumann. GF (1997). Soil quality: A concept, definition, and framework for evaluation. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 61: 4-10. Kiss S, Dragan-Bularda M, Radulescu D (1975). Biological significance.

  11. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. Vladislav Blagojević. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 38 Issue 2 April 2013 pp 187-197. Efficient control of servo pneumatic actuator system utilizing by-pass valve and digital sliding mode · Vladislav Blagojević Dragan Šešlija Miodrag Stojiljković Slobodan Dudić · More Details Abstract ...

  12. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. Miodrag Stojiljković. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 38 Issue 2 April 2013 pp 187-197. Efficient control of servo pneumatic actuator system utilizing by-pass valve and digital sliding mode · Vladislav Blagojević Dragan Šešlija Miodrag Stojiljković Slobodan Dudić · More Details Abstract Fulltext ...

  13. Drugi pored mene. Antologija priča i eseja pisaca Jugoistočne Evrope (anthologie éditée par Ričard Švarc

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    Pieter Troch

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available L’anthologie Drugi pored mene… (L’Autre à côté de moi. Anthologie de nouvelles et d’essais d’écrivains de l’Europe du sud-est comprend vingt et une nouvelles et essais écrits par des auteurs contemporains serbes (David Albahari, Vladimir Arsenijević, László Végel, Charles Simic, Biljana Srbljanović, Dragan Velikić, kosovars (Beqë Cufaj, croates (Slavenka Drakulić, Bora Ćosić, Miljenko Jergović, Irena Vrkljan, bulgares (Dimitré Dinev, Vladimir Zarev, bosniaques (Aleksandar Hemon, Saša Sta...

  14. Erratum: The article „Morphometric analysis of collagen and inflammatory cells in periodontal disease” [Morfometrijska analiza kolagena i inflamatornih ćelija u periodontalnoj bolesti]. Vojnosanit pregl 2015; 72(3): 219-224. (DOI:10.2298/VSP130627076G)

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    The authors and their affiliations were listed as follows: Ranko Golijanin*†, Bojan Kujundžić†, Zoran Milosavljević‡, Dragan R. Milovanovi槆†, Zlatibor Andjelković║, Miroslav Obrenović¶, Radivoje Nikolić**†† *Department of Dentistry, ‡Department of Histology and Embriology, §Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, **Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia; †Faculty of Dental Medicine, ¶Faculty of Medicine, University of East Sarajev...

  15. Iterative algorithm to compute the maximal and stabilising solutions of a general class of discrete-time Riccati-type equations

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    Dragan, Vasile; Morozan, Toader; Stoica, Adrian-Mihail

    2010-04-01

    In this article an iterative method to compute the maximal solution and the stabilising solution, respectively, of a wide class of discrete-time nonlinear equations on the linear space of symmetric matrices is proposed. The class of discrete-time nonlinear equations under consideration contains, as special cases, different types of discrete-time Riccati equations involved in various control problems for discrete-time stochastic systems. This article may be viewed as an addendum of the work of Dragan and Morozan (Dragan, V. and Morozan, T. (2009), 'A Class of Discrete Time Generalized Riccati Equations', Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, first published on 11 December 2009 (iFirst), doi: 10.1080/10236190802389381) where necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of the maximal solution and stabilising solution of this kind of discrete-time nonlinear equations are given. The aim of this article is to provide a procedure for numerical computation of the maximal solution and the stabilising solution, respectively, simpler than the method based on the Newton-Kantorovich algorithm.

  16. A Behavior Based Control System for Surveillance UAVs

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    Oyekan, John; Lu, Bowen; Li, Bo; Gu, Dongbing; Hu, Huosheng

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is required to carry out duties such as surveillance, reconnaissance, search and rescue and security patrol missions. Autonomous operation of UAVs is a key to the success of these missions. In this chapter, we propose to use a behavior based control architecture to implement autonomous operation for UAV surveillance missions. This control architecture consists of two layers: a low level control layer and a behavior layer. The low level control layer decomposes 3D motion of UAVs into several atomic actions, such as yaw, roll, pitch, altitude, and 2D position control. These atomic actions together serve as a basis for the behavior layer. The behavior layer consists of a number of necessary behaviors used for surveillance missions, including take-off, object tracking, hovering, landing, trajectory following, obstacle avoidance amongst other behaviors. These behaviors can be instantiated individually or collectively to fulfill the required missions issued by human operators. To evaluate the proposed control architecture, the commercially available DraganFlyer QuadRotor was used as the UAV platform. With the aid of an indoor positioning system, several atomic actions and a group of behaviors were developed for the DraganFlyer. Real testing experiments were conducted to demonstrate the feasibility and performance of the proposed system.

  17. Mineralization of nitrogen from pelletized sewage sludge - a laboratory incubation study

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    Wattiez, Anne-Laure

    2000-07-01

    Nitrogen limits the productivity of most ecosystems, but can also cause environmental problems. With the increasing amount of sludge generated by better wastewater treatment, land application of pelletized sludge appears as a combined solution to waste disposal and plant nitrogen nutrition issues. Six types of sludge pellets/granules, containing different mixtures of sludge, ash and/or lime have been inoculated and incubated for 8 weeks at 20 deg C in the dark, to study N net mineralisation rates. Laboratory results showed no indication of general differences between sludge/ash and sludge/lime mixtures, with respect to N mineralisation and nitrification, but some differences between Umeaa pellets and GaevIe granules were discernible. The higher net N mineralisation rates in pellets appeared to be related to sludge properties. On the contrary pellets had a low level of nitrification, which might be explained by preliminary heat treatment of the sludge and the seemingly slow recolonization of nitrifiers. It is also believed that considerable amounts of N were lost, and that the major route for these losses was ammonia volatilisation. From an economical point of view, sludge pelletisation appears to be the most cost-effective means of disposal. It transforms sludge into a valuable, odourless and storable fertiliser or heat source. Some income could even be expected. The benefits obtained from an increased tree growth could justify forest fertilisation with pelletized sludge, but further research is needed to determine more precisely the possible growth increment and the consequences on the environment.

  18. Mineralization of nitrogen from pelletized sewage sludge - a laboratory incubation study

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    Wattiez, Anne-Laure

    2000-01-01

    Nitrogen limits the productivity of most ecosystems, but can also cause environmental problems. With the increasing amount of sludge generated by better wastewater treatment, land application of pelletized sludge appears as a combined solution to waste disposal and plant nitrogen nutrition issues. Six types of sludge pellets/granules, containing different mixtures of sludge, ash and/or lime have been inoculated and incubated for 8 weeks at 20 deg C in the dark, to study N net mineralisation rates. Laboratory results showed no indication of general differences between sludge/ash and sludge/lime mixtures, with respect to N mineralisation and nitrification, but some differences between Umeaa pellets and GaevIe granules were discernible. The higher net N mineralisation rates in pellets appeared to be related to sludge properties. On the contrary pellets had a low level of nitrification, which might be explained by preliminary heat treatment of the sludge and the seemingly slow recolonization of nitrifiers. It is also believed that considerable amounts of N were lost, and that the major route for these losses was ammonia volatilisation. From an economical point of view, sludge pelletisation appears to be the most cost-effective means of disposal. It transforms sludge into a valuable, odourless and storable fertiliser or heat source. Some income could even be expected. The benefits obtained from an increased tree growth could justify forest fertilisation with pelletized sludge, but further research is needed to determine more precisely the possible growth increment and the consequences on the environment

  19. Serbian musical criticism and essay writings during the XIXth and the first half of the XXth century as a subject of musicology research

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    Vasić Aleksandar N.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The beginning of 2006 marked two decades since the death of Stana Djurić-Klajn, the first historian of Serbian musical literature. This is the exterior motive for presenting a summary of the state and results of up-to-date musicology research into Serbian musical criticism and essay writings during the XIXth and the first half of the XXth century, alongside the many works dedicated to this branch of national musical history, recently published. In this way the reader is given a detailed background of these studies – mainly the authors' names, books, studies, articles, as well as the problems of this branch of Serbian musicology. The first research is associated with the early years of the XXth century, that is, to the work of bibliography. The pioneer of Serbian ethnomusicology, Vladimir R. Djordjević composed An Essay of the Serbian Musical Bibliography until 1914, noting selected XIXth century examples of Serbian literature on music. Bibliographic research was continued by various institutions and experts during the second half of the XXth century: in Zagreb (today Republic of Croatia; the Yugoslav Institute for Lexicography, Novi Sad (Matica srpska; and Belgrade (Institute for Literature and Art, Slobodan Turlakov, Ljubica Djordjević, Staniša Vojinović etc. In spite of the efforts of these institutions and individuals, a complete analytic bibliography of music in Serbian print of the last two centuries has unfortunately still not been made. The most important contributions to historical research, interpretation and validation of Serbian musical criticism and essay writings were given by Stana Djurić-Klajn, Dr Roksanda Pejović and Dr Slobodan Turlakov. Professor Stana Djurić-Klajn was the first Serbian musicologist to work in this field of Serbian music history. She wrote a significant number of studies and articles dedicated to Serbian musical writers and published their selected readings. Prof. Klajn is the author and editor of the

  20. [Cytological criteria for assessing the evolution of herpetic keratitis].

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    Daniela, R; Magdalena, T; Adriana, H

    1998-01-01

    There were studied 33 patients admitted with clinical diagnosis of superficial herpetic keratitis, typical form of dendritic ulcer. In all these cases there were performed smears from the level of cornea and conjunctiva, that were stained with rapid blue polycrome tanin Dragan staining method. Smears were performed before and during the evolution of the disease, in patients specifically treated with antiviral drugs and also in cases treated unspecifically. There are described some cytological particularities which have a relative specificity for the diagnosis: a high number of lymphocytes with cytoplasmic blebs, giant multinucleated cells, and epithelial cells with degenerative lesions (nucleocytoplasmic inclusions, vacuoles, chromophobe halo around nucleus). Such lesions were not observed in patients with non herpetic keratitis. Modifications noticed in epithelial corneal cells could suggest the diagnosis, which can be associated with clinical examination, in order to administer a specific therapy. Dynamic cytological evolution shows early regression of specific cellular modifications in patients treated by Acyclovir.

  1. Erratum: The article „Morphometric analysis of collagen and inflammatory cells in periodontal disease” [Morfometrijska analiza kolagena i inflamatornih ćelija u periodontalnoj bolesti]. Vojnosanit pregl 2015; 72(3: 219-224. (DOI:10.2298/VSP130627076G

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    Full Text Available The authors and their affiliations were listed as follows: Ranko Golijanin*†, Bojan Kujundžić†, Zoran Milosavljević‡, Dragan R. Milovanovi槆†, Zlatibor Andjelković║, Miroslav Obrenović¶, Radivoje Nikolić**†† *Department of Dentistry, ‡Department of Histology and Embriology, §Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, **Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia; †Faculty of Dental Medicine, ¶Faculty of Medicine, University of East Sarajevo, Foča, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina; ††Clinical Center “Kragujevac”, Kragujevac, Serbia Listed the authors and their affiliations should read as: Ranko Golijanin*†, Bojan Kujundžić†, Zoran Milosavljević‡, Dragan R. Milovanovi槆†, Zlatibor Andjelković║, Miroslav Obrenović¶, Radivoje Nikolić**†† *Department of Dentistry, ‡Department of Histology and Embriology, §Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, **Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia; ║Department of Histology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Priština, Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia; †Faculty of Dental Medicine, ¶Faculty of Medicine, University of East Sarajevo, Foča, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina; ††Clinical Center “Kragujevac”, Kragujevac, Serbia Link to the corrected article 10.2298/VSP130627076G

  2. Mapping of protein phosphatase-6 association with its SAPS domain regulatory subunit using a model of helical repeats

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    Edelson Jessica R

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Helical repeat motifs are common among regulatory subunits for type-1 and type-2A protein Ser/Thr phosphatases. Yeast Sit4 is a distinctive type-2A phosphatase that has dedicated regulatory subunits named Sit4-Associated Proteins (SAPS. These subunits are conserved, and three human SAPS-related proteins are known to associate with PP6 phosphatase, the Sit4 human homologue. Results Here we show that endogenous SAPS subunit PP6R3 co-precipitates half of PP6 in cell extracts, and the SAPS region of PP6R3 is sufficient for binding PP6. The SAPS domain of recombinant GST-PP6R3 is relatively resistant to trypsin despite having many K and R residues, and the purified SAPS domain (residues 1-513 has a circular dichroic spectrum indicative of mostly alpha helical structure. We used sequence alignments and 3D-jury methods to develop alternative models for the SAPS domain, based on available structures of other helical repeat proteins. The models were used to select sites for charge-reversal substitutions in the SAPS domain of PP6R3 that were tested by co-precipitation of endogenous PP6c with FLAG-tagged PP6R3 from mammalian cells. Mutations that reduced binding with PP6 suggest that SAPS adopts a helical repeat similar to the structure of p115 golgin, but distinct from the PP2A-A subunit. These mutations did not cause perturbations in overall PP6R3 conformation, evidenced by no change in kinetics or preferential cleavage by chymotrypsin. Conclusion The conserved SAPS domain in PP6R3 forms helical repeats similar to those in golgin p115 and negatively charged residues in interhelical loops are used to associate specifically with PP6. The results advance understanding of how distinctive helical repeat subunits uniquely distribute and differentially regulate closely related Ser/Thr phosphatases.

  3. Combinatorial matrix theory

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    Mitjana, Margarida

    2018-01-01

    This book contains the notes of the lectures delivered at an Advanced Course on Combinatorial Matrix Theory held at Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) in Barcelona. These notes correspond to five series of lectures. The first series is dedicated to the study of several matrix classes defined combinatorially, and was delivered by Richard A. Brualdi. The second one, given by Pauline van den Driessche, is concerned with the study of spectral properties of matrices with a given sign pattern. Dragan Stevanović delivered the third one, devoted to describing the spectral radius of a graph as a tool to provide bounds of parameters related with properties of a graph. The fourth lecture was delivered by Stephen Kirkland and is dedicated to the applications of the Group Inverse of the Laplacian matrix. The last one, given by Ángeles Carmona, focuses on boundary value problems on finite networks with special in-depth on the M-matrix inverse problem.

  4. The value of exfoliative cytology in the diagnostic of oral mucosa changes in diabetes mellitus.

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    Mirescu, Ştefan Claudiu; Păiş, Rodica; Stănoiu, Bogdan Petre; Di Natale, Luca; Şovrea, Alina Simona

    2016-01-01

    In this study, we performed microscopic qualitative analyses of the oral epithelium cytological smears in potential early phase of diabetes and in type 1 and 2 diabetic patients versus a healthy control group. The cytological assessment of the oral changes was realized on superficial and profound smears, from jugal and ventral tongue mucosa and it was based on the comparison between three staining methods [Papanicolaou, APT (polychrome tannin blue)-Dragan and Hematoxylin-Eosin (HE)]. Cytological changes of oral cells population were correlated with the type, duration and complications of diabetes. Oral flora was also evaluated. Irrespective the staining used, we found a clear dividing line between the control group and the real diabetic patients. In all diabetes cases (independently of the type of smear, harvest site, clinical form of disorder and present complications), cells presented alterations both at the level of cytoplasm and nucleus. Dyschromasia, cytolysis, different degrees of fatty degenerescence, binucleated cells, hyperchromasia, nuclear enlargement with modified nuclear÷cytoplasmic ratio, were the most frequent findings. There were no discrepancies in the cellular aspects of type 1 or 2 diabetic patients' smears or between the control group and the potential prediabetic status patients. Findings were interpreted as oral epithelium reactive changes induced by the disease. We concluded that exfoliative cytology alone is of low value as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (DM); it detects the reactive changes induced by the disease, but it makes no differences between DM types or degree of severity and does not allow by qualitative analysis alone to detect abnormalities in early diabetes.

  5. Quality practices in the field of regional development policy in the Member States of the European Union

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    Mihaela Lupăncescu

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Regional issues, by their nature and content, vary widely from one country to another, being the result of specific conditions and factors that characterize each state. As a result, their resolution, in addition to common elements, has many features, both in terms of regional policy objectives, organizational means and spatial structure, zoning and / or regionalization of territory, to create the framework necessary to materialize and implement these objectives .Regional development policy is one of the most important policies of the European Union. At the same time, this socio-economic cohesion policy is one of the most complex in the whole spectrum of Community policies as it interacts with a number of sectoral areas such as agriculture, transport, economic development, environmental protection, employment and vocational training , equal opportunities and gender Thus, regional development policy is indispensable for the achievement of the Union's constitution and activity objectives.Cohesion policy (Dragan G., 2003 includes both regional policy (geared to reducing territorial disparities, regenerating declining industrial areas, providing rural development assistance, social policy issues (such as combating long-term unemployment and supporting the process education and lifelong learning as well as a part of the common agricultural policy (rural development assistance.Article 174 (ex Article 158 TEC of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (consolidated version refers to the harmonious development of the whole of the Union, which is achieved through its actions designed to strengthen its economic, social and territorial cohesion, in particular, to reduce disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness of disadvantaged regions, including rural areas.

  6. The mysterious Misirlou

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    Todorović Predrag

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available My article deals with an unusual story on the roots of a song that has left a significant imprint on the twentieth century popular music all over the world. It is the song Misirlou, created somewhere on the territory of the Ottoman Empire, probably in Asia Minor. The author of this song is unknown. It was created in the so-called rebetiko musical style, typical of the Greeks from Asia Minor, who developed that style after the World War I. The first recordings of this song were made in the 1930s by Greek musicians Tethos Demetriades and Mihalis Patrinos. In no time, there was a true proliferation of different versions of this song, in almost every possible musical genre: jazz, latino, taksym, klezmer, makam, Serbian folk, hip hop, trash metal, pop and rock’n’roll. A number of these versions are mentioned in the article. The fact that this song is considered by many nations – Greeks, Turks, Arabs, Serbs, Jews, Americans – as their own, demonstrates its aptitude for incredible metamorphoses. What attracted me to this song was the story on how it was appropriated into Serbian folk music by the remarkable composer and singer Dragoljub Dragan Toković. The song was called Lela Vranjanka [Lela, the girl from Vranje] and became a standard in the so-called “Vranje folk music”, marvelously interpreted by the singer Staniša Stošić. I also compare various textual versions of Misirlou, in different languages, in order to show its parallel development in verse. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 178008: Srpska književnost u evropskom kulturnom prostoru

  7. National consumption of opioid and nonopioid analgesics in Croatia: 2007–2013

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    Krnic D

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Darko Krnic,1 Andrea Anic-Matic,2 Svjetlana Dosenovic,2 Pero Draganic,1 Sasa Zezelic,1 Livia Puljak2 1Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices, Zagreb, 2Laboratory for Pain Research, School of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia Background: The increased consumption of analgesics has been documented worldwide during the last 2 decades. The aim of the study was to examine the trends in opioid and nonopioid analgesic consumption in Croatia between 2007 and 2013. Methods: Data on opioid consumption were extracted from the database of the national authority. All opioid and nonopioid analgesics were included in the analysis. Data were presented as defined daily doses per 1,000 inhabitants per day. Adequacy of opioid consumption was calculated using adequacy of consumption measure. Results: During the examined 7-year period, the total consumption and total cost of all analgesics in Croatia showed continuous increase. In the M01A group (anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic products, nonsteroids, ibuprofen had an exponential increasing trend, and in 2011, it overtook diclofenac consumption. Ibuprofen and diclofenac had the highest consumption also in the M02A group of topical products for joint and muscular pain. Tramadol was by far the most consumed type of opioids (N02A group and paracetamol in the group of other analgesics and antipyretics (N02B. The adequacy of consumption measure value was 0.19, indicating that Croatia is a country with a low opioid consumption. Conclusion: Between 2007 and 2013, both consumption of analgesics and their cost in Croatia had an increasing trend. Comparisons with data from other countries, based on the published literature, indicate that analgesic consumption in Croatia is still relatively low. Calculation of the adequacy of opioid consumption indicated that Croatia is a country with low opioid consumption. Further studies are necessary for establishing whether current analgesic consumption in

  8. Cytokine induction of sol–gel-derived TiO2 and SiO2 coatings on metallic substrates after implantation to rat femur

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    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Wiktor Urbanski,1 Krzysztof Marycz,2 Justyna Krzak,3 Celina Pezowicz,4 Szymon Feliks Dragan1 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Wroclaw University Hospital, 2Electron Microscope Laboratory, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 3Institute of Materials Science and Applied Mechanics, 4Division of Biomedical Engineering and Experimental Mechanics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland Abstract: Material surface is a key determinant of host response on implanted biomaterial. Therefore, modification of the implant surface may optimize implant–tissue reactions. Inflammatory reaction is inevitable after biomaterial implantation, but prolonged inflammation may lead to adverse reactions and subsequent implant failure. Proinflammatory activities of cytokines like interleukin (IL-1, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α are attractive indicators of these processes and ultimately characterize biocompatibility. The objective of the study was to evaluate local cytokine production after implantation of stainless steel 316L (SS and titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V biomaterials coated with titanium dioxide (TiO2 and silica (SiO2 coatings prepared by sol–gel method. Biomaterials were implanted into rat femur and after 12 weeks, bones were harvested. Bone–implant tissue interface was evaluated; immunohistochemical staining was performed to identify IL-6, TNF-α, and Caspase-1. Histomorphometry (AxioVision Rel. 4.6.3 software of tissue samples was performed in order to quantify the cytokine levels. Both the oxide coatings on SS and Ti6Al4V significantly reduced cytokine production. However, the lowest cytokine levels were observed in TiO2 groups. Cytokine content in uncoated groups was lower in Ti6Al4V than in SS, although coating of either metal reduced cytokine production to similar levels. Sol–gel TiO2 or SiO2 coatings reduced significantly the production of proinflammatory cytokines by local tissues

  9. “To Arms!” – On 75 Years of the Activity of the Croatian Radiotelevision Choir: The First Four Seasons (1941–1945

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    Tatjana Čunko

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The Croatian Radiotelevision Choir is one of the four ensembles of the Croatian Radiotelevision and the only professional vocal ensemble in Croatia which specializes in performing a cappella repertory ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century, as well as contemporary and historic works for large vocal and orchestral ensembles. As initial research of the Choir’s repertory reveals, the ensemble had performed public concerts only once or twice in a concert season, and thus this paper is focused on the repertory of the main Choir’s activity – live performances in the radio station studio, held one to four times a week during the Choir’s first four concert seasons – from June 1941 to May 1945. In that period, the basis of the Choir’s repertory was set mainly by three conductors. The first and the most important was Mladen Pozajić, who founded the Choir and conducted all of its public a cappella concerts, thus creating the impression that he was the only conductor of the Choir in this period. This paper reveals that there were two more conductors who also largely contributed in creating the Choir’s repertory – Dragan Gürtl and Boris Papandopulo. Each of them had his own repertory preferences - Pozajić preferred a cappella works of romantic and contemporary national composers based on folk music and the church music of the members of the Cecilian movement, while Gürtl and Papandopulo shared enthusiasm for the works for the stage, such as operas and operettas, and other large-scale vocal works with orchestra, from early classicism to the 20th century, 38 of which they adapted for radio performance. During the first four seasons the Croatian Radiotelevision Choir performed at least 881 different works (459 included by Pozajić, 234 by Gürtl, and 181 by Papandopulo of 155 composers (of those, 92 were Croatian composers of which 80 were active in the first half of the 20th century.

  10. The Roma: People without a Home or Grave

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    Vera Klopčič

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Although the Roma have been living in Europe for centuries, they still face rejection by majority populations, being treated as undesirable strangers in almost all European countries. Written evidence of their arrival can be traced back to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. There are many legends and myths about their origins and reasons for emigrating from their country of origin. Until recently, the Roma transmitted their own history only as oral tradition. One of the best-known contemporary Roma intellectuals, journalist and writer Rajko Djurić, picturesquely explains the importance of the Romany language for further exploration of Roma culture and their origin: “Romany is the only book they brought from India; it constitutes their collective memory and reflects the views of this people, to themselves, to the world, and to other peoples. Their language is an inventory of the material and spiritual culture to which they once belonged, and contains elements of culture of other peoples that they came into contact with during their long and yet insufficiently studied journey.” When the Roma arrived in Europe, their lifestyle differed significantly from that of other European peoples. As a result, majorities and other groups in Europe intervened in their lives for centuries. They were forced to abandon their nomadic way of life. In the past, authorities often expelled them from their territory and they did not enjoy legal protection when violence or crimes were committed against them. Living in isolated settlements, excluded from social life, segregated, and discriminated against by others, they lived on the margins as a people without a home or a grave. At the same time, they established their parallel world as a system of social norms valid within their community, and within it all non-Roma were perceived as gadje ‘outsiders’. Roma legends explain the reasons for their nomadic way of life: they contain stories of persecution and

  11. An unintended dialogue between “materialists” and “idealists”. The essays on west European art music in the "Zvuk" magazine (1932-1936

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    Full Text Available The Zvuk magazine, one of the best Serbian and Yugoslav music reviews, was published in Belgrade from 1932 to 1936. It was founded and edited by a pianist, music historian and music critic Stana Ribnikar (1908-1986. Her closest collaborators in the magazine were leftist musicians. Nevertheless, the editorial board was open for collaboration with writers who had different ideas on the relationship between art and society. This article deals with numerous essays on the nineteenth-century West European art music in the Zvuk magazine. Their topics are very diverse: some of the essays deal with individual composers, historical issues, various problems of writing music, and related subjects. Others tend to provide information and present art music in a popular manner. A significant feature of the Zvuk magazine was the parallel presence of essays written by Marxist musicians and those written by other music writers, who did not believe in the social function of art, even though these two groups of authors did not engage in polemics. Pavao Markovac, a musicologist from Zagreb, was very critical towards Richard Wagner`s views on art and society. The Belgrade musicologist Vojislav Vučković shared his point of view. In his essays on the historical significance of baroque music, Vučković opposed the idea of absolute autonomy of art. Both Markovac and Vučković believed that art and society were inseparable and they evaluated music accordingly. Other prominent Serbian music writers, such as Miloje Milojević, also voiced their opinions on the pages of the Zvuk magazine. Milojević published essays on Johannes Brahms and Richard Strauss. He was also in favour of evaluating music within the given social context, but he advocated the ideas of Hyppolyte Taine. Zvuk remains the only Serbian music magazine that published articles on ancient Greek music. Milos Djurić, a classical philologist, philosopher and literary translator, wrote on music in ancient

  12. Teaching National and General History of Music at College Level and at the University of Zagreb

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    Stanislav Tuksar

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    Full Text Available The teaching of music history at various colleges and at the University of Zagreb (founded in 1669, and renewed in 1874 started during the 1920s. However, its prehistory goes back to the 1890s: the first courses in music history were taught at the music school of the Narodni zemaljski glasbeni zavod (Institute of Music from 1890 on, only to be continued later at the Croatian Conservatory (1916. With the Academy of Music (1922 music history began to be taught at university level as a main, compulsory subject, while at the Faculty of Humanities (in 1928-1938; 1981-1994, the Catholic Theological Faculty with its Institute for Church Music (probably since 1951, the Teacher’s College (since 1951 and Croatian Studies (since 1994, all within the University of Zagreb (to which the Academy of Music joined only in 1980, it was taught in the form of a mixture of obligatory and elective subjects. Among a number of more or less outstanding personalities who figured as teachers of music history, including composers, music theorists, conductors, organists, music critics, and expert music historians, mention should be made of the world-known musicologist Dragan Plamenac (who served as ‘Privatdozent’ at the Faculty of Humanities in 1928-1938 period and of Josip Andreis, who taught Croatian and European music history in parallel at the Academy of Music from 1948 to 1972. In 1970 a modern Department of Musicology was created replacing the old Historical Department, where the new generation of musicologists such as Ivan Supičić and Koraljka Kos introduced new international standards in teaching methods. Tutorial books and other necessary literature for students were at first written by domestic musicologists, so that, for example, from 1950s to 1990s J. Andreis was the author of influential books covering both history of Croatian music and the history of European music, used not only in Croatia but also throughout the former Yugoslavia. The present teaching

  13. How the mainstream limits the spreading of alternative hypotheses

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    Kalenda, Pavel

    2014-05-01

    that prof. Djuric had tried for more than 10 years to publish this article in various peer-reviewed journals. So, prof. Djuric got into the official book (list) of "scientific dissidents" among hundreds of other professors and doctors of science (De Climont 2012). These "scientific dissidents" do not have access to established journals and may possibly publish privately or at best on the web in marginal journals whose list was published by De Climont (2012). Such a marginal journal in the field of geophysics and geology is New Concepts in Global Tectonics. This journal has been established because the current hypothesis about the movement of the continents due to convection currents in the mantle becomes under the weight of new observation quite untenable. 4) Scientific consensus History has known many hypotheses that were accepted as proven truth but later, in the light of new knowledge, they completely failed. - No one has the right to decide which scientific hypotheses will be accepted and which will not get into print. Perhaps the worst situation is in climatology (due to global effects and impacts), when the plenary session of IPCC consensually stated that the current global warming was mainly due to the human activity. References De Climont, J. (2012): The worldwide list of dissident scientists. http://astrojan.hostei.com/droa.htm. Djurič, J. (2006): Unification Of Gravitation And Electromagnetism. http://jovandjuric.tripod.com/ David H. Douglass, John R. Christy, Benjamin D. Pearson and S. Fred Singer (2007): A comparison of tropical temperature trends with model predictions. International Journal of Climatology, Volume 28, Issue 13, 15 November 2008, Pages: 1693-1701. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.1651/pdf. Einstein, A. : List of scientific publications by Albert Einstein. /wiki/List_of_scientific_publications_by_Albert_Einstein. Kolínský, P., Valenta, J. and Gaždová, R. (2012): Seismicity, groundwater level variations and earth tides in

  14. EDITORIAL Solar harvest Solar harvest

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    2010-12-01

    investigating organic solar cell technology. In spring 2011, Nanotechnology launches a new section wholly dedicated to the coverage of new and stimulating research into energy sources based on nanoscale science and technology. There is at present considerable concern over how to fuel the planet in a sustainable manner with the increasingly energy-thirsty human population. Yet the Earth receives more solar energy in one hour than the world population consumes in one year [8]. No wonder research into photovoltaics and ways of increasing the efficiency with which this energy can be harnessed continues to hold so much fascination. References [1] Levin I and White C E 1949 J. Chem. Phys. 18 417 [2] Chirvase D, Parisi J, Hummelen J C and Dyakonov V 2004 Nanotechnology 15 1317 [3] Kwong C Y, Choy W C H, Djurišić A B, Chui P C, Cheng K W and Chan W K 2004 Nanotechnology 15 1156 [4] Krebs F C, Thomann Y, Thomann R and Andreasen J W 2008 Nanotechnology 19 424013 [5] Zeng T-W, Lin Y-Y, Lo H-H, Chen C-W, Chen C-H, Liou S-C, Huang H-Y and Su W-F 2006 Nanotechnology 17 5387 [6] Dissanayake D M N M, Hatton R A, Lutz T, Curry R J and Silva S R P 2009 Nanotechnology 20 245202 [7] Nicholson P G and Castro F A 2010 Nanotechnology 21 492001 [8] http://www.solarenergyworld.org/solar-energy-facts/

  15. Bilimsel Toplantı Duyuruları

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    , Croatia 2003Scientific Committee of EAICCFG dragan.primorac@st.tel.hr Tel/Fax. + + 385 1 370 4509 10. Ulusal Adli Tıp Günleri Adli Tıp Kurumu, 8-12 Ekim 2003. Aksu, Antalya İletişim: Adli Tıp Kurumu Başkanlığı34246, Esekapı, Cerrahpaşa hagritmis@hotmail.com International Society of Crimonology Thirdteenth World Congress of Criminology: Reducing Crime and promoting Justice: Challenges to Society, Policy and Practice 17-22 August, 2003, Rio de Janiero, Brasil Info: Prof. Tony Peters e-mail: tony.peters@law.kuleuven.ec.be. 19th European Congress of Pathology 6-\t11 September, 2003. Slovenia Info: Tel: +386 1 2417135 e-mail: teja.alic@cd-cc.si 8th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology 7-\t11 September, 2003. Switzerland Info: ICTDMCT 2003 c/o Congress Plus GmbH, Haltingerstrasse 104, CH-4057 www.ictdmct2003.ch International Symposium on Forensic DNA Technologies 19-20 September, 2003. Münster, Germany Info: +49 -617 2679600 28th Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health Sydney, Australia Information: Gail Fowler, Managinign Director, Capital Conferences, P.O. Box 253, Church Point, NSW 2105, Australia Tel: +61-2-99996577 Fax: +61-299995733 E-mail: syndey2003@ialmh.org http://www.ialmh.org/Sydney2003/ main.htm Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction Annual Workshop and Training Conference Oklahoma City, OK, USA Information: Tim Bevel, 2115 Westwod Drive, Norman, OK 73069, USA Tel: + 1-405-4474469 Fax: + 1-405-4474481 E-mail: tbevell@cox.net http://www.acsr.org 29th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Pittsfield, MA, USA Information: Jennifer F. Limoges, NEAFS President- Elect, New York State Police, Forensic Investigation Center, 1220 Washington Avenue, Bldg 30 Albany, NY 12226, USA Tel: +1-518-4570054 Fax: +1-518-4858502 E-mail: jlimoges@troopers.state.ny.us 41st Meeting of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT 2003 Melmourne, Australia

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    , Croatia 2003Scientific Committee of EAICCFG dragan.primorac@st.tel.hr Tel/Fax. + + 385 1 370 4509 10. Ulusal Adli Tıp Günleri Adli Tıp Kurumu, 8-12 Ekim 2003. Aksu, Antalya İletişim: Adli Tıp Kurumu Başkanlığı34246, Esekapı, Cerrahpaşa hagritmis@hotmail.com International Society of Crimonology Thirdteenth World Congress of Criminology: Reducing Crime and promoting Justice: Challenges to Society, Policy and Practice 17-22 August, 2003, Rio de Janiero, Brasil Info: Prof. Tony Peters e-mail: tony.peters@law.kuleuven.ec.be. 19th European Congress of Pathology 6-\t11 September, 2003. Slovenia Info: Tel: +386 1 2417135 e-mail: teja.alic@cd-cc.si 8th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology 7-\t11 September, 2003. Switzerland Info: ICTDMCT 2003 c/o Congress Plus GmbH, Haltingerstrasse 104, CH-4057 www.ictdmct2003.ch International Symposium on Forensic DNA Technologies 19-20 September, 2003. Münster, Germany Info: +49 -617 2679600 28th Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health Sydney, Australia Information: Gail Fowler, Managinign Director, Capital Conferences, P.O. Box 253, Church Point, NSW 2105, Australia Tel: +61-2-99996577 Fax: +61-299995733 E-mail: syndey2003@ialmh.org http://www.ialmh.org/Sydney2003/ main.htm Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction Annual Workshop and Training Conference Oklahoma City, OK, USA Information: Tim Bevel, 2115 Westwod Drive, Norman, OK 73069, USA Tel: + 1-405-4474469 Fax: + 1-405-4474481 E-mail: tbevell@cox.net http://www.acsr.org 29th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Pittsfield, MA, USA Information: Jennifer F. Limoges, NEAFS President- Elect, New York State Police, Forensic Investigation Center, 1220 Washington Avenue, Bldg 30 Albany, NY 12226, USA Tel: +1-518-4570054 Fax: +1-518-4858502 E-mail: jlimoges@troopers.state.ny.us 41st Meeting of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT 2003 Melmourne, Australia

  17. The 12th Edition of the Scientific Days of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Bals” and the 12th National Infectious Diseases Conference

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    trans signaling pathway in viral infections Simona Roxana Georgescu, Vasile Benea, Corina Daniela Ene, Mircea Tampa, Cristina Iulia Mitran, Ilinca Nicolae A81 Acute viral hepatitis B with persistent HBsAg – description and evolution George Ciprian Pribac, Mirandolina Prisca, Fulvia Ursoiu, Carmen Neamtu, Bogdan Totolici, Coralia Cotoraci, Aurel Ardelean A82 Prevalence of cervical pathogens in a population of pregnant female patients monitored in a tertiary care hospital in Bucharest, Romania Simona Elena Albu, Mara Carsote, Beatrice Miclăuș, Diana Mihai, Oana Săndulescu, Cristina Vasiliu A83 Prevalence of group B Streptococcus during pregnancy in a cohort of patients monitored in a tertiary care hospital in Bucharest, Romania Cristina Vasiliu, Mara Carsote, Corina Gorgoi, Beatrice Miclăuș, Diana Mihai, Oana Săndulescu, Simona Elena Albu A84 Infectious hematoma in the gastrocnemius muscle – case presentation Amelia Blescun, Gelu Breaza A85 Reflections towards the underexplored HTLV Romanian viral circulation - adult T‐cell leukemia/lymphomas, a case series Sabina Vintila, Felicia Mihai, Meilin Omer, Cornel Dragan, Daniela Pitigoi A86 A febrile confusion syndrome with acute onset – case presentation Mirela Ciucu, Marius-Dan Ionescu, Cristina Roskanovic, Valentina Barbu, Iulian Diaconescu, Florentina Dumitrescu, Irina Niculescu A87 Retrobulbar optic neuritis in a HIV-positive patient - case report Mihaela Ionică, Ramona-Alexandra Zamfir, Alina Cozma, Otilia Elisabeta Benea A88 A rare presentation of Q fever – case presentation Alexandra-Sînziana Dumitru, Daniela-Ioana Munteanu, Violeta Niță, Cristina Popescu, Iulia Bodosca, Angelica Tenita, Viorica Ispas, Victoria Aramă A89 Tinea incognita – case presentation Vasile Benea, Simona Roxana Georgescu, Mircea Tampa, Diana Oana Leahu, Cristina Maria Safta, Mihaela Anca Benea A90 Incidence and risk factors associated with TORCH infections during pregnancy Oana Săndulescu, Octavian Munteanu, Roxana Boh