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  1. Gentile statistics and restricted partitions

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    The partition function of Gentile statistics also has the property that it nicely interpolates between the ... We now construct the partition function for such a system which also incorporates the property of interpolation ... As in [4], we however keep s arbitrary even though for s > 2 there are no quadratic. Hamiltonian systems.

  2. Dedication to Manoel Pimentel Neto --1928-2010.

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    Faccini, João Luiz Horacio; Evans, David Eric

    2010-01-01

    Dr Manoel Pimentel Neto's career as a researcher and adviser is recalled in this summary of his professional life. He adored his work, to which he dedicated himself fully as an exemplary public employee. In 1958, he graduated in veterinary medicine from the Rural University of Brazil (Universidade Rural do Brasil; URB), which today is the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro; UFRRJ). At that time, postgraduate training in different aspects of veterinary medicine did not exist. Dr Pimentel started his activities as a veterinary surgeon at the then Ministry of Agriculture, working on cattle health, and later on transferred to the National Department of Agricultural and Livestock Research (DNPA), which was the institution that evolved into the present-day EMBRAPA.

  3. Matthew's community and the Gentile mission / by Kukzin Lee

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    Lee, Kukzin

    2010-01-01

    Matthew contains seemingly contradictory passages with regard to the Gentiles and the Gentile mission. On the one hand, it seems that the Gentiles are disparaged and excluded from the missionary activities of Jesus' disciples. On the other hand, some Matthean passages imply the Matthean community's open attitude toward the Gentiles. Scholars have stressed one part of evidence over the other and come to the conclusion that either Matthew's community was extra muros or intra muros, respectively...

  4. Gentile e i matematici italiani lettere 1907-1943

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    Nastasi, Pietro

    1993-01-01

    Che cosa possono scrivere dodici grandi matematici italiani, tra cui Guido Castelnuovo, Federigo Enriques e Leonida Tonelli, a Giovanni Gentile? La pubblicazione di questo carteggio, ricavato dal patrimonio archivistico del Fondo Gentile, getta una nuova luce su alcuni aspetti della storia della scienza (e della cultura) italiana nel nostro secolo, nonché sulla figura dello stesso Gentile.

  5. Eleonora de Fonseca Pimentel: morire per la rivoluzione

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    Maria Rosaria Pelizzari

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Eleonora de Fonseca Pimentel, poetess, scholar of jurisprudence, natural and mathematical sciences, at first, was an enthusiastic supporter of Ferdinand IV of Burbon’s enlightened politics reforms. After the French Revolution and the radical change of Neapolitan government policy, much more illiberal and repressive, she was an active protagonist of 1799’ Revolution and founded the “Neapolitan Republic”. Editor of «Monitore napoletano», she was a free, courageous, journalist, committed in changing of “Neapolitan plebs” into “Civil people”. At fall of Republic, she showed herself fearless in meeting the death on the scaffold. Up to the Eighties of XXth century, her final sacrifice has been represented by Virile woman’ image, as a praise for meaning an extraordinary, and intellectually like a man, woman. Today writers represent Eleanor like a “Modern heroin”, far by nineteenth-century Virile woman’s characters. Intellectual virtues do not seem to be sexed any longer: they belong to men and to women at the same time.

  6. Eleonora de Fonseca Pimentel: morire per la rivoluzione

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    Maria Rosaria Pelizzari

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Eleonora de Fonseca Pimentel, poetess, scholar of jurisprudence, natural and mathematical sciences, at first, was an enthusiastic supporter of Ferdinand IV of Burbon’s enlightened politics reforms. After the French Revolution and the radical change of Neapolitan government policy, much more illiberal and repressive, she was an active protagonist of 1799’ Revolution and founded the “Neapolitan Republic”. Editor of «Monitore napoletano», she was a free, courageous, journalist, committed in changing of “Neapolitan plebs” into “Civil people”. At fall of Republic, she showed herself fearless in meeting the death on the scaffold. Up to the Eighties of XXth century, her final sacrifice has been represented by Virile woman’ image, as a praise for meaning an extraordinary, and intellectually like a man, woman. Today writers represent Eleanor like a “Modern heroin”, far by nineteenth-century Virile woman’s characters. Intellectual virtues do not seem to be sexed any longer: they belong to men and to women at the same time.

  7. I Mend It With Sugar

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    Lindvall, Charlotta

    2015-01-01

    I mend it with sugar         Abstract   "Gluttony" and "sloth" is the sugar addictions best friend, or could it be that the addiction comes out of a disturbed hormone production caused by the environment that surrounds us? Trying to understand my own sugar addiction I weave in my personal story into my artistic research around this subject. The sugar might be the cause of the pandemic obesity and that's why it has to bee brought up into the light from its darkness down the basement of the fo...

  8. f-Deformed Boson Algebra Related to Gentile Statistics

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    Chung, Won Sang; Hassanabadi, Hassan

    2017-06-01

    In this paper the deformed boson algebra giving the Gentile distribution function is constructed by using the model of ideal gas of deformed bosons and some properties of a root of unity. As an example we discuss the quantum optical problem related to the Gentile (or f-deformed) boson algebra with large but finite M. For this algebra we construct the Gentile (or f-deformed) coherent state and discuss its nonclassical properties such as sub-Poissonian statistics and anti-bunching effect.

  9. Agressions sexuelles à Port-Gentil

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    Soumah, Mohamed Maniboliot; Olendo, Gladys Rita; Ndiaye, Mor; Sow, Mamadou Lamine

    2013-01-01

    Les agressions sexuelles portent atteinte à l'intégrité physique et psychologique des personnes qui en sont victimes et entraînent des conséquences néfastes. Le viol constitue la forme la plus accomplie de ces agressions. Cette étude rétrospective visait à répertorier les cas de violences sexuelles enregistrés auprès des greffes du tribunal et de la cour criminelle de Port-Gentil, et d'en donner une approche épidémiologique et criminologique. La prévalence des agressions sexuelles judiciarisées à Port-Gentil est de 15 cas par an. Parmi ces 45 dossiers d'agression sexuelle, 23 dossiers concernaient un attentat à la pudeur (51,1%) dont 18 cas impliquaient un mineur de moins de 15 ans (78,2% des attentats à la pudeur). Six dossiers concernaient une tentative de viol (13,3%). Onze dossiers concernaient un viol sur une femme de plus de 15 ans (24,4%). Deux dossiers concernaient un outrage public à la pudeur (4,4%) et 3 un détournement de mineur (6,6%). Les victimes étaient âgées de 4 à 65 ans avec un âge moyen de 13,4 ans. La plupart des victimes provenaient d'un milieu social défavorisé, prolétaire (61,1%). Les agresseurs étaient âgés de 16 à 62 ans avec un âge moyen de 29,6. Il importe de se pencher sur ce phénomène pour comprendre les enjeux que représentent les agressions sexuelles. Il faudra prendre en considération la dénonciation de l'agression sexuelle, le traumatisme subi et la prévention de tels crimes. PMID:24396558

  10. On Medicine and Boundaries: Frost's Mending Wall.

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    Perlow, Gabriel L; Furman, Andrew C

    2017-07-01

    Published just over a century ago, Robert Frost's Mending Wall stands as one of the most eloquent meditations on boundaries and the complex and nuanced role they play in interpersonal relationships. Often anthologized, and perhaps as often misunderstood, Mending Wall has much to teach medical educators and practicing clinicians about the physician-patient relationship and the evolving dynamic between healer and patient. Remembered mostly for the seemingly contradictory repetition of the adage "Good fences make good neighbors," and the opening "something there is that doesn't love a wall," Frost mischievously navigates through the many meanings and functions of boundaries; how they separate, unite, and ultimately, how they might mend. Mending Wall offers physicians an opportunity to look closely at the barriers and thresholds prevalent in medicine and explore how they both preclude and allow for intimate and healing relationships.

  11. A Mende-English Dictionary. West African Language Monograph Series.

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    Innes, Gordon

    This Mende dictionary is based on the eastern (up-country) dialect and uses the standard spelling of the Sierra Leone Provincial Literature Bureau. Each entry consists of the Mende word, an indication of its tone and part of speech, the English gloss, and examples of usage in short phrases or sentences. A short Introduction provides notes on the…

  12. ALCOOLISMO NOS CONTEXTOS SOCIAL E FAMILIAR: ANÁLISE DOCUMENTAL À LUZ DE PIMENTEL

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    MARIA SALETE BESSA JORGE

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El alcohol es una de las pocas drogas psicoactivas cuyo consumo está aceptado socialmente e incluso incentivado por la sociedad en general. El objetivo fue analizar la producción científica sobre alcoholismo en revistas de enfermería en el periodo de 2000 a 2005 y su repercusión en el contexto social y familiar; confrontar las ideas de los autores, encontradas en las publicaciones sobre el tema y mostrar las intervenciones del equipo de salud al paciente alcohólico, a partir de periódicos brasileños. Estudio bibliográfico, con análisis referenciado por Pimentel (2001. Los resultados indicaron los núcleos temáticos: modelos explicativos sobre el fenómeno del uso del alcohol, alcohol x multifactorialidad, grupos de riesgo, relaciones familiares y calidad de vida de los alcohólicos, intervenciones del equipo de salud. A pesar de que los estudios realizados dejaron en evidencia los maleficios del alcohol, se consideran todavía insuficientes para abarcar las diversas dimensiones del fenómeno estudiado, habiendo, por lo tanto necesidad de otras investigaciones que ayuden a las intervenciones profesionales.

  13. Using Gentile's Reframing Diversity Model In Public Organizations: FDIC As An Illustration

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    Sherrer, Brenda Joyce

    2005-01-01

    This dissertation proposes that Dr. Mary C. Gentilel's (1998) descriptive Reframing Diversity model provides for the development of a public sector diversity program. The Reframing Diversity model does not suggest that diversity programs conform to a "one-size-fits all" design. The dissertation applied the lenses (motivation, mindset, method, and measure) of Gentile's Reframing Diversity model to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) diversity program. The lenses of Gentile...

  14. Un empresario agrícola porfirista en Morelos. El caso de Luis García Pimentel

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    María Carolina Moguel Pasquel

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo es presentar la vida y trayectoria del empresario agrícola Luis García Pimentel, reconocido representante de la elite regional porfiriana de Morelos, propietario de dos haciendas azucareras ubicadas al oriente de la entidad, la de Santa Ana Tenango y la de Santa Clara Montefalco. El personaje se estudió desde el ámbito de la historia económica, mediante una escrupulosa investigación en siete archivos, y en bibliografía concerniente y actualizada del tema. Cabe destacar que no existen estudios similares de empresarios porfiristas de Morelos y la importancia de documentos encontrados en el Archivo de Notarias de la Ciudad de México que aportan información relevante y desconocida en fuentes secundarias. La monografía muestra cómo antes de la revolución, García Pimentel se desempeñaba exitosamente en los negocios, conocía su entorno y lo aprovechaba para aumentar sus ganancias. Tras la lucha armada, sin embargo, no pudo recuperar el auge económico anterior.

  15. Matthew, Paul and the origin and nature of the gentile mission: The ...

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    The Great Commission at the conclusion of Matthew's Gospel is one of its key texts. In this tradition the risen Christ overturns the previous restriction of the mission to Israel alone and demands that the disciples evangelise all the nations. The gospel they were to proclaim included observance of the Torah by Jew and Gentile ...

  16. Wool quality in Gentile di Puglia sheep breed as measure of genetic integrity

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    Carlo Renieri

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The Gentile di Pugliais a breed created in the 15th century by crossing Merino Spanish rams and “gentile” ewes reared in some areas of Southern Italy, mainly Apulia and Basilicata. The crisis of the wool industry, the poor quantity of milk, the inadequacy of Gentile di Pugliato be milked by machine and the passage from transhumant to permanent rearing caused a dramatic reduction of this population, which was largely crossed with other breeds and declined from about one million heads in the sixties to 5,000 at the present time. In order to save the ancient typical Gentile di Pugliabreed, the aim of this work was to estimate the “genetic integrity” of the remaining Gentile di Pugliapopulation by means of an analysis of wool quality measured through the diameter of the fibre and the homogeneity of the fleece. Our hypothesis was that the animals originated from outcrosses to other Merino derived breeds specialised for meat would show larger diameters of the fibres and a reduced homogeneity of the fleece. The research was carried out using Herd Book registered animals from 9 farms: 1 from Isernia, 2 from Campobasso and 6 from Foggia province. The statistical analysis on the diameter of the fibre was carried out on a dataset of 38,200 observations (200 records x 191 animals divided in four classes (ultrafine, fine, croisè, ordinary. The high frequencies of ultrafine and fine fibre classes show that the quality of the wool is still good in the population. This consideration can be extended to all the farms involved in the study that could therefore be suitable in the conservation programs for this breed. The homogeneity of the fleece was also good in provid- ing further evidence of the genetic integrity of the population. Other analysis carried out on the quality of the wool in relation to the body size confirmed that the observed Gentile di Pugliais well representative of the ancient breed.

  17. A Stitch in Time: Changing Cultural Constructions of Craft and Mending

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    Anna König

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Over the course of the twentieth century, the availability of cheap, mass-produced fashion has contributed to a decline in everyday domestic mending skills. Indeed, as mass-manufactured goods have become cheaper for the global population it has become normative consumer behaviour to dispose of any item that is less than per-fect, even when the damage is entirely superficial, leading Clark to claim that: ‘mending has died out’ (2008: 435. However, in recent years there has been an apparent revival in domestic mending, aided and evidenced by the emergence of sewing and mending groups in the UK, mainland Europe and North America. This has coincided with a growing interest in more sustainable material goods (McDonough & Braungart 2002; Fletcher 2008, and a small body of academic work around the notion of craftsmanship (e.g. Sennett 2008; Crawford 2009. Of particular interest here is the history of mending of clothing and household goods, as well as recent incarnations of mending as both an individual and group activity. In the past year, researchers from diverse theoretical backgrounds have also highlighted the role of mending in everyday material goods providing further insights into the subject (Laitala & Boks 2012; Middleton 2012; Portwood-Stacer 2012. An examination of mending reveals a complex picture in which gender, class, aesthetics and social motivations interweave with the imperatives of consumer culture. Whilst historically it is generally constructed as a feminine activity, and carried connotations of material deprivation, contemporary mending is often motivated by environmental concerns and a desire to reduce consumption. Ultimately, mending is demonstrated to be an under-researched subject loaded with cultural meaning, and ultimately, is shown to be anything but a trivial activity.

  18. "A inteligência": Fantasma (de fantasia em Murilo Mendes

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    Evandro de Sousa

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio foi elaborado a partir de uma dupla demanda: a escritura de uma monografia para o curso A Imaginação (2009.2, ministrado pelo Professor Doutor Raul Antelo, no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Literatura, UFSC; e também como devolução da pesquisa e leitura orientada da obra de Murilo Mendes, efetuada no transcorrer de 2009 junto ao Núcleo de Estudos Literários e Culturais (NELIC-UFSC, sob coordenação da Professora Dra. Susana Célia Leandro Scramim. É a partir desta demanda que o ensaio parece estar (e está cindido em dois, um móbile um pouco menor concebido enquanto corpo textual, voltado para a comunicação no Simpósio Murilo Mendes (08 de março de 2010 e as divagações teóricas nestas notas finais, para cumprir o caráter de uma escritura monográfica que abarcasse o mínimo possível de teorização, ampliando assim o espaço “limitado”, pela força do tempo, da comunicação.

  19. Analysis of the genetic diversity between Gentile di Puglia, Sopravissana and Sarda sheep breeds using microsatellite markers

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    Gennaro Catillo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Two Italian sheep breeds – Gentile di Puglia and Sopravissana – have undergone a consistent decline in numbers and have been widely substituted by the Sarda breed, which gives higher milk yield. With the aim to provide a basis for con- servation decisions, the genetic variability of the three breeds was investigated in this study. DNA of 60 animals was PCR amplified at the following microsatellite loci: CSSM43, CSSM47, CSSM60, TGLA110, TGLA122, TGLA126, TGLA377, ETH3, ETH10, ETH225, NRAMP1, OARCP20 and SPS115. Allele frequencies, gene diversity and genetic distances were calculat- ed. The highest differences in allele frequencies were found at the following loci: TGLA377, TGLA122, NRAMP1, OARCP20 and ETH3, while at the other loci the most frequent alleles were the same. The average inbreeding rate was 0.156 in the Gentile di Puglia, 0.158 in the Sopravissana and 0.137 in the Sarda. Average gene diversity of the analysed microsatel- lites was 0.59. Genetic distance between Gentile di Puglia and Sopravissana (0.081 indicates moderate differentiation; distances between the Sarda and the endangered breeds – 0.111 from the Gentile di Puglia and 0.107 from the Sopravissana - indicate a medium-high differentiation rate. The disappearance of the two less productive breeds would entail a consistent loss of genetic diversity. The inbreeding values are low enough to allow the implementation of sound conservation programmes.

  20. Os palcos da/na arquitectura em João Mendes Ribeiro

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    Silva, Maria João Marques Pereira Rosa da, 1980-

    2013-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado integrado em Arquitectura, Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, 2013. Exame público realizado em 22 de Maio de 2013. São palcos. As três obras que estudo do arquitecto João Mendes Ribeiro. São palcos, os três projectos que apresentamos, mediante o programa apresentado no 5º ano, no âmbito da disciplina de Projecto III. É arquitectura, é representação, é cenografia. Na arquitectura de João Mendes Ribeiro, revemos o cenário do bailado ‘Pedro e Inês’, da Companh...

  1. Predicting cyberbullying perpetration in emerging adults: A theoretical test of the Barlett Gentile Cyberbullying Model.

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    Barlett, Christopher; Chamberlin, Kristina; Witkower, Zachary

    2017-04-01

    The Barlett and Gentile Cyberbullying Model (BGCM) is a learning-based theory that posits the importance of positive cyberbullying attitudes predicting subsequent cyberbullying perpetration. Furthermore, the tenants of the BGCM state that cyberbullying attitude are likely to form when the online aggressor believes that the online environment allows individuals of all physical sizes to harm others and they are perceived as anonymous. Past work has tested parts of the BGCM; no study has used longitudinal methods to examine this model fully. The current study (N = 161) employed a three-wave longitudinal design to test the BGCM. Participants (age range: 18-24) completed measures of the belief that physical strength is irrelevant online and anonymity perceptions at Wave 1, cyberbullying attitudes at Wave 2, and cyberbullying perpetration at Wave 3. Results showed strong support for the BGCM: anonymity perceptions and the belief that physical attributes are irrelevant online at Wave 1 predicted Wave 2 cyberbullying attitudes, which predicted subsequent Wave 3 cyberbullying perpetration. These results support the BGCM and are the first to show empirical support for this model. Aggr. Behav. 43:147-154, 2017. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. The Final Days of Paracas in Cerro del Gentil, Chincha Valley, Peru

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    2016-01-01

    This article describes and analyzes a highly significant archaeological context discovered in a late Paracas (400–200 BCE) sunken patio in the monumental platform mound of Cerro Gentil, located in the Chincha Valley, Peru. This patio area was used for several centuries for ritual activities, including large-scale feasting and other public gatherings. At one point late in this historical sequence people deposited a great deal of objects in what is demonstrably a single historical event. This was quickly followed by a series of minor events stratigraphically immediately above this larger event. This entire ritual process included the consumption of liquids and food, and involved the offering of whole pottery, pottery fragments, botanical remains, bone, lithics, baskets, pyro-engraved gourds, mummies, and other objects. We interpret these events as an “abandonment ceremony” or “termination ritual” during the late Paracas period, one that may have lasted for weeks or even months. The subsequent Topará occupation at the site (ca. 200 BCE- AD 100) involved the architectural enhancement of the mound area, but the pattern of use of the patio itself ended. Such a termination ritual signals a reorganization in the regional political structure of Paracas society. PMID:27144824

  3. The tradition of analogy in the poetry of Murilo Mendes and Jorge de Lima

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    SERGIO ASSUNÇÃO

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This article aims at discussing the relevance of the poetry of Murilo Mendes and Jorge de Lima, from the tradition of analogy, beyond the surrealistic interference on the building of his poetics, within the context of modern Brazilian poetry in the twentieth century.

  4. New Stetter reactions catalyzed by thiamine diphosphate dependent MenD from E. coli.

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    Beigi, Maryam; Waltzer, Simon; Zarei, Mostafa; Müller, Michael

    2014-12-10

    The intermolecular asymmetric Stetter reaction is a rarely found biocatalysts transformation. MenD, the second enzyme of the menaquinone biosynthetic pathway, catalyzes as a physiological reaction a Stetter-like addition of α-ketoglutarate to isochorismate. The substrate range of MenD for similar 1,4-additions is highly restricted. All other thiamine diphosphate dependent enzymes known to act as stetterases are members of the PigD enzyme subfamily, which accept aliphatic and aromatic α,β-unsaturated ketones and thioesters as Michael acceptor substrates. Here, we describe the unexpected activity of MenD with short-chain α,β-unsaturated acids and derivatives as substrates in Stetter reactions. MenD possesses a characteristic substrate range with respect to Michael acceptor substrates which is distinctly different from the classical stetterases. This provides biocatalytic access to new types of products which are not related to the products currently accessible by thiamine diphosphate dependent enzyme catalysis. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Matthew, Paul and the origin and nature of the gentile mission: The great commission in Matthew 28:16-20 as an anti-Pauline tradition

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    David C. Sim

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The Great Commission at the conclusion of Matthew’s Gospel is one of its key texts. In this tradition the risen Christ overturns the previous restriction of the mission to Israel alone and demands that the disciples evangelise all the nations. The gospel they were to proclaim included observance of the Torah by Jew and Gentile like. Matthew’s account of the origin and nature of the Gentile mission differs from Paul’s view as it is found in the epistle to the Galatians. Paul maintains that he had been commissioned by the resurrected Lord to evangelise the Gentiles and that the gospel he was to preach did not involve obedience to the Torah. The later and alternative version of Matthew can be understood as an attempt by the evangelist to undermine these claims by Paul. Such an interpretation is consistent with Matthew’s anti-Pauline polemic that emerges elsewhere in the Gospel.

  6. PERSEPSI BERKEHIDUPAN BERMASYARAKAT MENURUT PUISI “MENDING WALL” KARYA ROBERT FROST: SUATU TINJAUAN STILISTIKA

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    Jumino Jumino

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Human beings are one the best living creatures God created in the world. While living, as their existence, they have duties to do as individual creature,  as social creature, and as God creature. Each existence has its consequences. Through his poem “Mending Wall”, Robert Frost views human existence as social creature that needs relations to the others surrounding. One of human relations happens is described by two opposing characters on human beings within the poem. To make the poem more interested and challenging, Frost applied stylistic writing by choosing good diction and image of words used packed in some figurative language. The figurative language involves personification, metaphor, and symbol. In this article, the writer analyzes the elements of stylistics used by Frost in the poem “Mending Wall”.

  7. MendeLIMS: a web-based laboratory information management system for clinical genome sequencing.

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    Grimes, Susan M; Ji, Hanlee P

    2014-08-27

    Large clinical genomics studies using next generation DNA sequencing require the ability to select and track samples from a large population of patients through many experimental steps. With the number of clinical genome sequencing studies increasing, it is critical to maintain adequate laboratory information management systems to manage the thousands of patient samples that are subject to this type of genetic analysis. To meet the needs of clinical population studies using genome sequencing, we developed a web-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) with a flexible configuration that is adaptable to continuously evolving experimental protocols of next generation DNA sequencing technologies. Our system is referred to as MendeLIMS, is easily implemented with open source tools and is also highly configurable and extensible. MendeLIMS has been invaluable in the management of our clinical genome sequencing studies. We maintain a publicly available demonstration version of the application for evaluation purposes at http://mendelims.stanford.edu. MendeLIMS is programmed in Ruby on Rails (RoR) and accesses data stored in SQL-compliant relational databases. Software is freely available for non-commercial use at http://dna-discovery.stanford.edu/software/mendelims/.

  8. EVALUATION OF AMENDMENTS FOR MENDING THE INSITU REDOX MANIPULATION (ISRM) BARRIER

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    PETERSEN, S.W.

    2006-02-07

    In May of 2004, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland and Fluor Hanford requested technical assistance from DOE Headquarters EM-23 to provide a team of technical experts to evaluate likely chemical/biological amendments for mending the In Situ Redox Manipulation (ISRM) Barrier in the 100-D Area of the Hanford Site. This request was a follow-on to an earlier request for assistance regarding the cause of chromium (Cr) breakthrough and recommendations for mending the barrier (March 2004 workshop). This report provides written documentation of the team's findings and recommendations. In 1995, a plume of dissolved hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] was discovered along the Columbia River shoreline and in the 100-D Area. Between 1999 and 2003, a reactive barrier using the ISRM technology, was installed at a distance of 680 meters along the river to reduce the Cr(VI) in the groundwater. The ISRM technology creates a treatment zone within the aquifer by injection of sodium dithionite, a strong reducing agent that scavenges dissolved oxygen (DO) from the aquifer and reduces ferric iron [Fe(III)], related metals, and oxy-ions. Bench-scale and field-scale treatability tests were conducted to demonstrate proof-of principle and to estimate barrier longevity, calculated to be in excess of twenty years. However, several years after initial and secondary treatment, groundwater in approximately 17 wells has been found to contain elevated Cr concentrations. The March 2004 technical assistance team (TAT) identified potential causes of Cr breakthrough as likely related to physical and chemical heterogeneity within the aquifer (including loss of reductive capacity within preferential flow paths) and the presence of other oxidants (DO and nitrate) significantly affecting the reductive capacity of the treated aquifer. These aquifer characteristics may limit the ability of alternative amendments to extend the reducing capacity of the barrier. A 2001 Bechtel Hanford report and

  9. Microbial and Mineral Controls on Soil Organic Carbon Decomposition: Testing the MEND Model with Data from Lab Incubations

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    Wang, G.; Jagadamma, S.; Steinweg, J. M.; Mayes, M. A.; Post, W. M.

    2012-12-01

    Microbes (including enzymes) and physical-chemical protection play important roles in controlling soil organic carbon (SOC) decomposition. The Microbial-ENzyme-mediated Decomposition (MEND) model was used to examine the dynamics of physically fractionated SOC pools in lab incubation experiments. The carbon pools in MEND consist of particulate, mineral-associated, dissolved organic carbon (POC, MOC, and DOC, respectively), microbial biomass, and associated exoenzymes. The following component carbon fluxes are described in MEND: POC and MOC decomposition, DOC uptake by microbes, adsorption and desorption of DOC, microbial growth and maintenance respiration, microbial mortality, and enzyme production and turnover. The kinetic parameters pertaining to these processes were determined based on the measured respiration processes and the a priori ranges/distributions of parameters. We attempted to demonstrate different dynamics of POC and MOC pools regulated by microbial-enzyme activities under different physical-chemical circumstances. Carbon pools and fluxes in the microbial-enzyme-mediated decomposition model

  10. CONTEMPLAÇÃO DE OURO PRETO: O MATERIAL E O MÍSTICO NA POESIA DE MURILO MENDES

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    Wesley Thales de Almeida Rocha

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In the poems of Contemplação de Ouro Preto, by Murilo Mendes, the imagination participates of the interaction between the mystical world and the immanent world. In the description of images of saints and angels, distributed in space of Ouro Preto’s city, and in dialogue with the history and religious imagery of the place, Murilo Mendes’s poetry transcends the materiality of the scene, raising it to a dimension ultrasensitive. In this study, we reflect about how Murilo Mendes develops the creative process of images and how imagination participates in the promotion of the mystical of Ouro Preto as the artistic plane.

  11. Paulo Mendes Da Rocha: entre la idea y la experiencia. Premio Pritzker 2006

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    Denise Chini Solot

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La consagración del arquitecto brasileño Paulo Mendes da Rocha con el premio internacional más importante de arquitectura, el Premio Pritzker, otorgado por la Fundación Hyatt de Chicago, en una época de gran diversidad de experimentaciones técnicas y formales, es una clara evidencia de lo que destaca en una obra es, ante todo, el grado de consistencia con su propio discurso. La teoría que interesa al arquitecto, sin embargo, es en la medida en que puede ser utilizada para la acción. Es el resultado de la confianza en la eficacia de la acción frente a la propia razón especulativa que la genera. Regida por leyes de geometría precisa, la forma regular de la arquitectura de Paulo Mendes da Rocha se traduce en confianza en el proyecto arquitectónico para la construcción y la reorganización del espacio urbano.

  12. CVD-Based Valence-Mending Passivation for Crystalline-Si Solar Cells

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    Tao, Meng [Arizona State Univ., Mesa, AZ (United States)

    2015-03-01

    The objective of this project is to investigate a new surface passivation technique, valence-mending passivation, for its applications in crystalline-Si solar cells to achieve significant efficiency improvement and cost reduction. As the enabling technique, the project includes the development of chemical vapor deposition recipes to passivate textured Si(100) and multicrystalline-Si surfaces by sulfur and the characterization of the passivated Si surfaces, including thermal stability, Schottky barrier height, contact resistance and surface recombination. One important application is to replace the Ag finger electrode in Si cells with Al to reduce cost, by ~$0.1/Wp, and allow terawatt-scale deployment of crystalline-Si solar cells. These all-Al Si cells require a low-temperature metallization process for the Al electrode, to be compatible with valence-mending passivation and to prevent Al diffusion into n-type Si. Another application is to explore valence-mending passivation of grain boundaries in multicrystalline Si by diffusing sulfur into grain boundaries, to reduce the efficiency gas between monocrystalline-Si solar cells and multicrystalline-Si cells. The major accomplishments of this project include: 1) Demonstration of chemical vapor deposition processes for valence-mending passivation of both monocrystalline Si(100) and multicrystalline Si surfaces. Record Schottky barriers have been demonstrated, with the new record-low barrier of less than 0.08 eV between Al and sulfur-passivated n-type Si(100) and the new record-high barrier of 1.14 eV between Al and sulfur-passivated p-type Si(100). On the textured p-type monocrystalline Si(100) surface, the highest barrier with Al is 0.85 eV by valence-mending passivation. 2) Demonstration of a low-temperature metallization process for Al in crystalline-Si solar cells. The new metallization process is based on electroplating of Al in a room-temperature ionic liquid. The resistivity of the electroplated Al is ~7×10–6

  13. As características pós-modernas na obra Rimsky de Gilberto Mendes Postmodern characteristics in the work Rimsky by Brazilian composer Gilberto Mendes

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    Vera Lúcia Rocha Pedron Peres

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O pós-modernismo na música ainda busca critérios que permitam sua compreensão, entre eles traços como fragmentação, descontinuidade, citação, justaposição de estilos e pluralismo. O presente estudo visa demonstrar as características pós-modernas na obra Rimsky de Gilberto Mendes por meio da análise de suas referências existentes, tendo em vista os procedimentos que norteiam as composições e os pressupostos pós-modernos. Além da identificação dos elementos paradigmáticos, e para ir além de uma abordagem indutiva (limitante, porque sincrônica, busca-se a identificação da obra em relação ao modernismo (de crítica e de extensão, enfatizando suas diferenças constatadas na sintaxe, na epistemologia e na ideologia. São abordados os limites conceituais que se aproximam e se distanciam do modernismo buscando contribuir na reflexão da arte na atualidade.Postmodernism in music still needs criteria to facilitate its understanding, such as traits like fragmentation, discontinuity, quotation, juxtaposition of styles and pluralism. This study aims at demonstrating the postmodern characteristics in the work Rimsky by Brazilian composer Gilberto Mendes by means of analysing its existing references and having in mind the procedures that organize postmodern assumptions and musical compositions. Besides the identification of paradigmatic elements, and in order to surpass a simply inductive approach (restrictive because of its synchronic nature, it tries to connect the work to modernism (in both criticism and extended fields, emphasizing its differences in syntax, epistemology and ideology. The conceptual limits that make it closer and apart from modernism are discussed as an attempt to contribute to the reflection about the art today.

  14. Amphibians in the Environmental Park Chico Mendes, Rio Branco – Acre, Brazil

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    Nathocley Mendes Venâncio

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2016v29n1p85 Acre’s amphibian fauna, although poorly known, is regarded as one of the most diversified. This study aimed to inventory the amphibian fauna in the Environmental Park Chico Mendes, a 57 ha forest fragment, located 7 km far from downtown Rio Branco. The study was conducted between August 2008 and July 2010, by using a visual and auditory search methodology. All tracks and temporary forest pools in the park were inventoried, where the individuals visualized or those using vocalization were registered. A total of 51 taxa were found, distributed into the orders: Anura, with 50 species, and Caudata, with 1 species. Amphibians in the park showed seasonality in reproduction, where the rainiest months were those with the highest number of species in reproductive activity.

  15. Quantifying long-term risks to sea otters from the 1989 'Exxon Valdez' oil spill: reply to Harwell & Gentile (2013)

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    Ballachey, Brenda E.; Bodkin, James L.; Monson, Daniel H.

    2013-01-01

    Recovery of sea otter populations in Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska, has been delayed for more than 2 decades following the 1989 ‘Exxon Valdez’ oil spill. Harwell & Gentile (2013; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 488:291–296) question our conclusions in Bodkin et al. (2012; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 447:273-287) regarding adverse effects that oil lingering in the environment may have on sea otters. They agree that exposure may continue, but disagree that it constitutes a significant risk to sea otters. In Bodkin et al. (2012), we suggested that subtle effects of chronic exposure were the most reasonable explanation for delayed recovery of the sea otter population in areas of western PWS, where shorelines were most heavily oiled. Here, we provide additional information on the ecology of sea otters that clarifies why the toxicological effects of oral ingestion of oil do not reflect all effects of chronic exposure. The full range of energetic, behavioral, and toxicological concerns must be considered to appraise how chronic exposure to residual oil may constrain recovery of sea otter populations.

  16. An outbreak of group C rotavirus gastroenteritis among adults living in Valentim Gentil, São Paulo State, Brazil.

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    Souza, D F; Kisielius, J J; Ueda, M; Gabbay, Y B; Carmona, R C; St Timenetsky, M do C; Mascarenhas, J D; Takimoto, S; Tanaka, H

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    An outbreak of gastroenteritis affecting adults and children occurred in the small city of Valentim Gentil, São Paulo, Brazil, in 1993. Nineteen faecal samples (from 10 cases and 9 contracts) were examined by direct electron microscopy (DEM), immune electron microscopy (IEM), polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for group A and C rotaviruses. DEM detected rotavirus in 6 of the 10 cases and in none of the contacts. All of the samples were negative for group A rotavirus by ELISA. Analysis by PAGE showed an electrophoretic profile suggestive of group C rotavirus in two cases. Group C rotavirus was identified by IEM in 4 of the cases and in 1 of the contacts. All of the samples were submitted to ELISA for group C rotavirus. This resulted in a total of 10 positives-7 for diarrhoeal cases and 3 for contacts. This outbreak was strongly associated with group C rotavirus. The importance of combining different diagnostic methods is emphasised.

  17. A ascese da Imagem Poética no encontro Jorge de Lima e Murilo Mendes

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    Luciana Tiscoski

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A partir do encontro de Murilo Mendes, Jorge de Lima e Ismael Nery e a conseqüente criação do livro de poemas Tempo e Eternidade, de 1935, após a morte do último, em 1930, os poetas Murilo e Jorge recriam sua voz poética na Restauração da poesia em Cristo. Num crescente questionamento do lugar do poeta na caótica modernidade, bem como na crença deste lugar como de ascese espiritual e recriação da imagem no plano onírico, os poetas aqui analisados nutriram sua trajetória com um surrealismo particular. A afinidade eletiva dos três artistas e sua aproximação com as artes plásticas podem ser apreciadas na linguagem tornada imagem, bem como na imagem tornada linguagem, como é o caso das séries de fotomontagens de Jorge de Lima aqui analisadas. Num procedimento tipicamente surrealista, Jorge de Lima apresenta imagens do inconsciente permeadas de poesia, onde ecoa a filosofia essencialista e visionária do poeta e pintor Ismael Nery, tantas vezes reivindicada por Murilo Mendes. Trata-se da abstração do tempo e do espaço, temas recorrentes em Jorge e Murilo, bem como a errância do homem e os atos do Cristo, a força da matéria e do erotismo, o equilíbrio entre as leis físicas e morais, o essencial, o absoluto e a unidade.

  18. A ascese da Imagem Poética no encontro Jorge de Lima e Murilo Mendes

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    Luciana Tiscoski

    2010-09-01

    A partir do encontro de Murilo Mendes, Jorge de Lima e Ismael Nery e a conseqüente criação do livro de poemas Tempo e Eternidade, de 1935, após a morte do último, em 1930, os poetas Murilo e Jorge recriam sua voz poética na Restauração da poesia em Cristo. Num crescente questionamento do lugar do poeta na caótica modernidade, bem como na crença deste lugar como de ascese espiritual e recriação da imagem no plano onírico, os poetas aqui analisados nutriram sua trajetória com um surrealismo particular. A afinidade eletiva dos três artistas e sua aproximação com as artes plásticas podem ser apreciadas na linguagem tornada imagem, bem como na imagem tornada linguagem, como é o caso das séries de fotomontagens de Jorge de Lima aqui analisadas. Num procedimento tipicamente surrealista, Jorge de Lima apresenta imagens do inconsciente permeadas de poesia, onde ecoa a filosofia essencialista e visionária do poeta e pintor Ismael Nery, tantas vezes reivindicada por Murilo Mendes. Trata-se da abstração do tempo e do espaço, temas recorrentes em Jorge e Murilo, bem como a errância do homem e os atos do Cristo, a força da matéria e do erotismo, o equilíbrio entre as leis físicas e morais, o essencial, o absoluto e a unidade.

  19. Identificação por microscopia Raman de pigmentos da pintura a óleo "Retrato de Murilo Mendes" de Cândido Portinari Identification of pigments from Candido Portinari's oil painting "Portrait of Murilo Mendes" by Raman microscopy

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    Luiz Fernando Cappa de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available In the present work "ex situ"Raman microscopy was employed in the identification of some of the pigments present in the painting "Portrait of Murilo Mendes" by Cândido Portinari. In the investigated samples it was possible to identify unambiguously two pigments: Prussian blue and lapis-lazuli (or its synthetic analogue, ultramarine blue - the former is observed together with organic substances, possibly used as dispersants, what suggests a further use of a mass for recover the painting.

  20. ManifestaÃÃes HomofÃbicas em EspaÃos PÃblicos: PraÃas da GentilÃndia em Fortaleza

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    O objetivo principal deste trabalho à compreender como foi vivenciada a homossexualidade pelas pessoas que frequentavam e moravam prÃximo Ãs PraÃas da GentilÃndia e entender as prÃticas conflituosas que ocorreram nessas PraÃas. Descrever como se deram as manifestaÃÃes homofÃbicas nesses espaÃos e como os jovens lutaram para resistir à homofobia e para se manter nas PraÃas, que jà foram consideradas principais pontos de encontro de jovens homossexuais em Fortaleza. Para isso, relatarei e anali...

  1. DECIFRANDO O FÓRUM JOÃO MENDES: o que os números nos dizem?

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    Luciana L. Yeung

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o perfil das ações iniciais no tribunal de maior movimentação no Estado de São Paulo, o Fórum João Mendes. Com o uso de recursos computacionais de big data, extraímos e avaliamos a população de ações iniciadas em cinco varas do João Mendes, durante todo o ano de 2014. O total de casos analisados foram 11.959. Em consonância com o observado em tribunais superiores, nossos resultados indicam uma forte concentração de casos em um pequeno número de empresas, fortemente representadas por aquelas do setor bancário. Por outro lado, a maior parte das ações envolviam partes únicas, de procedimento ordinário, e com valores de causa relativamente baixos, apesar da grande dispersão. Trabalhos futuros poderiam se propor a construir um índice de complexidade dessas ações iniciais, e averiguar se existe alguma significativa diferença entre o grau de complexidade médio dos casos trazidos ao Fórum João Mendes em comparação àqueles de outros tribunais.

  2. Pagando pelos serviços ambientais: uma proposta para a Reserva Extrativista Chico Mendes Paying for environmental services: a proposal for the Chico Mendes Extractivist Reserve

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    Raimundo Claudio Gomes Maciel

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    Full Text Available Sabe-se que o processo de ocupação econômica, pós-1970, foi extremamente prejudicial ao meio ambiente e às populações tradicionais da região Amazônica, persistindo ainda hoje as imensas dificuldades de reprodução das famílias no interior da floresta. Um dos principais desafios na busca de um Desenvolvimento Sustentável é a viabilização do desempenho econômico das unidades produtivas, a partir dos produtos florestais não madeireiros (PFNM, e, conseqüentemente, da reprodução social dessa população. Objetiva-se no presente estudo propor uma alternativa factível de pagamento pelos serviços ambientais (PSA promovidos pelas comunidades extrativistas, há mais de um século. Para tanto, busca-se, inicialmente, realizar uma avaliação sócio-econômica da produção familiar rural na RESEX Chico Mendes, em Xapuri-AC, no sentido de oferecer uma proposta coerente com as necessidades das famílias estudadas. Utiliza-se para tanto metodologia própria e específica, por intermédios de medidas e indicadores de resultado socioeconômico, avaliando a evolução do desempenho econômico dos últimos nove anos na região. Os resultados indicam a diminuição da geração de renda de produtos oriundos do extrativismo, demonstrando as dificuldades de reprodução desse sistema e das famílias, além de realçar o fortalecimento de atividades predadoras da floresta, como é o caso da pecuária extensiva, realizada ainda de maneira rudimentar. Face aos níveis de reprodução familiar, calcula-se que o valor mínimo necessário para o PSA seria em torno US$ 13/ha, evidenciando um valor necessário e, ao mesmo tempo, mais adequado frente às proposições da literatura corrente, que estima valores para os mesmos serviços em torno de US$ 50/ha.It is known that the process of economical occupation, in the last forty years, it was extremely harmful to the environment and the traditional populations of the Amazon region, still persisting today

  3. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons residues in Gentile di maiale, a smoked meat product typical of some mountain areas in Latina province (Central Italy

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    Giuseppe Carrabs

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    Full Text Available Gentile di maiale is a typical meat product prepared in some traditional plants of Latina Province (Central Italy. It is obtained from dehydration, salting, smoking and ripening of swine rectum. Aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the traditional smoking process on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs content by means of high-performance liquid chromatographic/fluorescence detection. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons detected in 8 samples of raw material (swine rectum and samples of smoked gentile were: benzo[a]anthracene, chrisene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, benzo[a] pyrene, benzo[a,h]anthracene. Their residues were detected in all samples of finished product. European Regulation 835/2011 established two levels of PAHs content in meat products. According to first levels, in force until September 2014, only 2 out of 8 samples exceeded legal limit. According to the subsequent, more restrictive, limits all samples would be non-compliant. An improvement and a standardisation of traditional smoking procedures are recommended.

  4. Os sentidos do passado ou o passado sentido: mecanismos da memÃria nos escritos de Padre Mendes Lira

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    Ana Carolina Rodrigues da Silva

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    O presente trabalho pretende analisar as formas de representaÃÃo de Sobral nos escritos de Padre JoÃo Mendes Lira (1925-2005). Lira escreveu de 1970 a 1988, produziu livros, lecionou em colÃgios e na Universidade Estadual Vale do AcaraÃ. Intentamos problematizar a memÃria sobre a cidade e a forma como ela foi âtraduzidaâ em sua escrita. Que posicionamento Lira escolheu diante das mudanÃas vividas na cidade? Entrecruzamos seu discurso com o de outros sujeitos que, assim como ele, publicavam as...

  5. The leadership challenges of Paul's collection for the saints in Jerusalem: Part I: Overcoming the obstacles on the side of the Gentile Christian donors

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    Christoph W. Stenschke

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    Full Text Available In addition to many other activities, the Apostle Paul was involved in a large-scale fund raising project. Following a charge he once had received in Jerusalem to remember the poor (Gl 2:10, Paul tried to convince the predominantly Gentile Christian churches which he had founded to contribute to a collection for the impoverished Jewish Christians of Jerusalem. For the potential donors it was far from obvious that they should be involved in benefaction for people far away and unable to reciprocate to their would-be �patrons�, to name but one obstacle. Whilst Paul is best known as theologian, missionary and pastor, his collection project also indicates his determination and skills as an early Christian leader. In this quest, Paul combined a broad salvation historical perspective, skilful persuasion and rhetoric, the notions of honour and shame, exemplary transparency and other aspects. This article describes what obstacles Paul had to overcome on the side of the Gentile Christian donors, how he did so and how he proceeded in preparing and organising the actual collection, the transport of the funds to Jerusalem and its presentation in Jerusalem. In closing, the article suggests applications for today�s Christian leaders.Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: The article indicates that already in early Christianity Christian leadership involved the use of several skills and was controversial. Far from being able to simply demand a certain course of action, early Christian leaders such as Paul had to convince others to lead by their own example and had to be involved themselves in what they demanded of others. This challenges some contemporary notions of Christian leadership. Following the portrayal of Paul�s leadership as it emerges from his collection project will lead to more effective Christian leadership.

  6. Bone growth stimulators. New tools for treating bone loss and mending fractures.

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    Whitfield, James F; Morley, Paul; Willick, Gordon E

    2002-01-01

    the main focus of this article is necessarily the currently most promising of the anabolic agents, the potent parathyroid hormone (PTH) and certain of its 31- to 38-aminoacid fragments, which are either in or about to be in clinical trial or in the case of Lilly's Forteo [hPTH-(1-34)] tentatively approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating osteoporosis and mending fractures.

  7. Os estudos comparativos e os desenhos 'imparciais e singelos' de Antonio Lopes Mendes no Brasil (1882-1883

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    Maria Inez Turazzi

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa a singularidade de Antonio Lopes Mendes (1835-1894, agrônomo português que viajou por seu país e pelo mundo (especialmente Índia e Brasil integrando missões científicas e comerciais. Essa experiência resultou em abundante material textual e iconográfico, ainda pouco estudado. Como outros 'homens de ciência' e politécnicos de seu tempo, Lopes Mendes demonstrou notória sensibilidade para a expressão visual, realizando estudos comparativos com a 'imparcialidade' e a 'singeleza' de seu traço. Desenhista atento, meticuloso e prolixo, ele esteve no Brasil entre 1882 e 1883, quando percorreu várias províncias do país e, mais detidamente, a região Norte. As descrições textuais e visuais que compõem suas observações de campo nos ajudam a compreender a interdisciplinaridade do conhecimento científico, assim como sua constituição e comunicação pelas artes visuais no século XIX.

  8. Rebuilding Toledo: The intertextuality as a composition factor in the poem “Toledo”, by Murilo Mendes

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    Nathália Macri Nahas

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    Full Text Available This article analyzes the poem “Toledo”, by Murilo Mendes, published in the book Tempo Espanhol, in 1959, from the notions of intertextuality. The poem presents the connection of Mendes with the architectural elements of the city of Toledo and some writers connected to this place, as Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega, and the Renaissance artist El Greco. This link is created by an intertextual dialogue established by the Brazilian poet in a kind of affective constructions of reminiscences and nostalgia. Inserting the poem cultural elements from Spain, the poet allows communication between your lyrical voice and the other voices introduced by the reference among texts. Besides the past, the writer also builds intertextual relationships among his poetic voice, his context and the influence that the Spanish city of Toledo raises him. From these contacts, emerges the picture of a changing country in a movement of tension between history, culture - the memories - and the necessity of current developments. It also appears the poetic voice’s personal conflict, who observes this conflict between nostalgia and loneliness.

  9. Proceedings of the 15. annual British Columbia MEND ML/ARD workshop : the management of tailings and tailings impoundments

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    2009-02-01

    This Mine Environment Neutral Drainage (MEND) workshop was held to promote the exchange of information and ideas on environmental protection and reclamation associated with mining. The workshop covered a broad spectrum of reclamation issues and the key environmental challenges facing the mining industry, such as acid mine drainage (AMD) control, and metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD). The theme for the 2008 workshop was the management of tailings and tailings impoundments. Topics of discussion included hydrogeology and geochemistry; tailings disposal; mitigation; closure plans; and postclosure performance. The emphasis was on full-scale case studies, practical constraints and sustaining successful disposal strategies and remediation. The session on tailings management reviewed overarching policies and practices; methods of subaerial tailings disposal and case studies of tailings management; and detailed investigations of geochemical properties and processes. The conference featured 22 presentations, of which 4 have been catalogued separately for inclusion in this database. refs., tabs., figs

  10. Memória poética do espaço: Ouro Preto por Murilo Mendes

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    Valmir de Souza

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo visa a apontar a importância de Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais no projeto modernista brasileiro. Essa cidade era considerada pelos modernistas um símbolo da nacionalidade. O artigo oferece algumas referências sobre esse lugar histórico e em seguida analisa a visão poética de Murilo Mendes sobre a cidade no poema "Flores de Ouro Preto", do livro Contemplação de Ouro Preto, mostrando a recuperação literária do espaço e sua resistência frente ao processo de modernização no Brasil.

  11. Poética de uma conversão neorromântica: o erotismo religioso de Murilo Mendes

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    Robson Coelho Tinoco

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The neoromantic poetics of Murilo Mendes (in O visionário, A poesia em pânico and Poesia liberdade - also composed of a strong erotic-religious component - relies in spiritual-physical aspects that reveal as much as hide, as marks of a unique surrealism. In this poetics, the woman is especially defined between images and allegories built on a thematic basis on which the catholic altar and its multiple meanings (printed on dogmatic faith complete itself in the curvilinear design of feminine forms (printed on the physical desire. This poetic, presentedas part of the Brazilian literature since 1930, is being built through this neoromanticism - as lyrical as modern - that leads the poet to confront, to question and to discover the world (hisand his women's as has of lyricism and (in sensuality, eroticism and (in religion.

  12. Conflicts of interests on the issue of Timber Exploitation within the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve, Acre, Brazil

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    Alfredo Celso Fantini

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the problematic situation of commercial timber exploitation as a land use option in the community of Rio Branco, located in the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve, Acre, Brazil, and examines the controversial implementation of the Community Forest Management Project (CFMP. Interviews with extractivists and representatives from nine government and non-government organizations resulted in a list of eight desired land use practices. Each of the interviewees was asked to rank the land uses according to his/her individual priorities. Through the use of the Indicator of Sustainability in Systems of Interests (ISSI, the degree of convergence was calculated between the interest (rank of priorities of each extractivist and the collective interest, as well as between the interests of the extractivists and other institutions. Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs management and shifting cultivation are the preferred land uses noted by extractivists who are ‘non-participants’ in the CFMP, who attribute minimum priority to timber exploitation. Those who participate in CFMP rank timber exploitation as their top priority. Members of government institutions and NGOs indicated a preference for land uses that cause less impact on the forest, choices that are closer to the group of ‘non-participant’ extractivists than to the ‘participant’ group. In a second round of ranking, CFMP ‘participants’ significantly changed their previous choices, this time electing management of NTFPs and shifting cultivation as their top priorities. The results revealed that the issue of timber exploitation in the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve constitutes a complex system of interests and that some extractivists do not feel confident in relation to the consequences of the implementation of the project, i.e., the project was not sufficiently mature to be implemented.

  13. Proceedings of the 14. annual British Columbia MEND ML/ARD workshop : challenges in collection and treatment of mine drainage

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    2008-03-01

    Metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD) are among the largest environmental challenge facing the mining industry. Efforts are underway to open new mines without long-term consequences of acid drainage. This Mine Environment Neutral Drainage (MEND) workshop focused on the development and application of new technologies that prevent and control acid mine drainage (AMD). It presented a broad range of options that are now available to the mining industry which address this issue. The workshop focused on the collection and treatment of mine drainage. The treatment of effluent during and after closure of a mining property may be complicated by the presence of AMD which may require long term collection and treatment. Known chemical and passive treatment technologies were reviewed with reference to their costs of construction, operation and maintenance, as well as their ability to meet regulations and control toxicity. The conference featured 24 presentations, of which 3 has been catalogued separately for inclusion in this database. refs., tabs., figs

  14. [High dose chemotherapy with autologous stem-cell support in germ cell tumors: The Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil Series].

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    Brito, Margarida; Sanchez, Pedro; Velho, Sónia; Miranda, Nuno; Leal da Costa, Fernando; Ferreira, Isabelina; Teixeira, Gilda; Guimarães, António; Abecasis, Manuel; Passos Coelho, J L

    2011-01-01

    High dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplantation (HDCT-ASCT) has been administered to patients with high-risk germ cell tumours (GCT). The role of this treatment for GCT still remains unclear, including the identification of subgroups more likely to benefit from such strategy. A retrospective review was conducted of all male patients with gonadal and extra gonadal GCT treated with HDCT-ASCT between 1996 and 2008 at the Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil (IPOLFG). Twenty patients were treated with HDCT-ASCT, 17 with primary testicular tumours, two mediastinal and one retroperitoneal GCT. According to the International Germ Cell Cancer Consensus Group (IGCCCG) classification, at diagnosis three patients had good risk, four intermediate, eight poor but for the patients left the risk group could not be ascertained. In eight patients HDCT-ASCT was used upfront, after induction with first-line conventional chemotherapy, and in the remaining 12 for relapsed GCT. One patient had platinum-resistant and another platinum-refractory disease. Only two patients had Beyer score > 2. All but one patient were treated with ICE (Ifosfamide, Carboplatin, Etoposide). Six patients underwent a second HDCT-ASCT course. The 5-year overall survival and progression free survival were respectively 53% and 44%; both patients with mediastinal GCT are long term survivors. Randomized studies to date have failed to indicate a survival advantage for HDCT-ASCT in GCT. This series is small and heterogeneous which prevents us from drawing conclusions regarding the benefit of this treatment for GCT. However, we could confirm the lack of benefit of HDCT-ASCT for platinum-resistant GCT and to question the absolute contraindication to this therapeutic modality in mediastinal GCT. HDCT-ASCT should therefore be performed exclusively in experienced centers and, preferably, in the setting of clinical trials.

  15. Orquestación y composición aplicada en los conciertos para guitarra solista y orquesta, finalizando el concierto inconcluso del compositor colombiano gentil montaña

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    Guevara Gutierrez, Edwin Roberto

    2015-01-01

    El siguiente documento pretende poner en conocimiento el concierto colombiano para guitarra y orquesta del compositor y guitarrista colombiano Gentil Montaña (1942 - 2011), sus diferentes etapas de composición a 10 largo de más de 20 años de trabajo, cada uno de sus referencias musicales y los principales elementos musicales que influyeron en su creación, en sus ideas y en su orquestación. De igual manera brinda explicación de cada elemento musical del nacionalismo colombiano a...

  16. Paul's gospel and the rhetoric of apostolic rejection: A study of Galatians 1:15--17, 1 Corinthians 15:8, F. C. Baur, and the origins of Paul's Gentile mission

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    Mitchell, Matthew Wesley

    This dissertation proposes a new understanding of Paul's Gentile mission and its relationship to his so-called "conversion." This dissertation examines the origins of Paul's mission to the Gentiles, and locates it in his claims to have been personally commissioned to undertake such a mission by Jesus. Specifically, I argue that it is the rejection of Paul's claim to be an apostle, a claim founded upon his "conversion" experience, that precipitates his mission to the Gentiles. In arguing this view, I draw upon Ferdinand Christian Baur's nineteenth century theories concerning both the unreliability of Acts as a historical source, and his proposal of a clear division between Paul and the other apostles. In establishing the methodological and theoretical framework of the dissertation, I discuss the "New Perspective on Paul" that has dominated New Testament scholarship over the past thirty years. My study is also informed methodologically by the growing interest in rhetorical criticism among biblical scholars, although the emphasis of this dissertation bears more of a resemblance to the approach of the New Rhetoric than the categories of classical, Greco-Roman rhetoric. The textual component of this work falls into two stages. The first contains a full examination of Paul's "conversion passages" in Galatians 1:15--17 and 1 Corinthians 15:8, attempting to situate these seemingly unusual self-descriptions in their cultural contexts. The second involves an examination of F. C. Baur's presentation of Paul, and the reception of Baur's views among biblical scholars throughout the years following his scholarly activity. This dissertation makes two claims, each of which can stand on its own as an important contribution to scholarship. My first claim is that components of Baur's work support my proposal concerning Paul's Gentile mission and his experience of apostolic rejection, and that this proposal has much to commend it as an explanation of a perennial scholarly puzzle. My

  17. Técnica, arte y temas fundamentales de la existencia. Consideraciones sobre el discurso de Paulo Mendes da Rocha

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    Maria Isabel Villac

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available El enfoque de este documento tiene como objetivo discutir la relevancia de la técnica y del arte en el discurso en la arquitectura de Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Examina los textos del arquitecto, comprometido con la praxis y discute la “técnica” a la luz de la importancia que asume en la configuración de la arquitectura y de su dependencia a un programa de vida inherente a la humanidad. La dimensión del “arte”, por su parte integrada a la vida, es observada como la que siempre garantiza la condición inaugural de la obra y la prolongación de las características inherentes a los procesos ordinarios de la vida cotidiana. El argumento del texto se hace a partir de las palabras del arquitecto, considerando las memorias del proyecto, las clases impartidas, los testimonios y las entrevistas publicadas. Defiende la posición de que las especulaciones y la ética que revela el discurso son miembros de un “cuerpo del conocimiento” inherente a el “modus operandi” del proyecto. Para aquellos que conocen o se acercan a la obra, el amparo de las palabras del arquitecto explica que el saber de la arquitectura está en la discusión de un horizonte que implica al sujeto, a la humanidad y al mundo que construye. Este arco intencional, que se revela en el trazado individual de la obra, se ampara en racionalidad y enseña que la espacialidad es una condición y un valor de la vida, un discurso y una acción histórica interdependientes a la sensibilidad artística de la naturaleza humana. Para la comprensión de la arquitectura de Paulo Mendes da Rocha, que aspira ser la expresión de la objetividad como designación “radical” de la técnica, es necesario retroceder a los textos del arquitecto comprometido con la praxis e involucrado directamente con la producción de los sentidos de la arquitectura. El discurso revela que: en la “naturalidad inclusiva” de la dimensión estética se establece la mediaci

  18. Exploring the boundaries of individual and collective land use management: institutional arrangements in the PAE Chico Mendes (Acre, Brazil

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    François-Michel Le Tourneau

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    Full Text Available The economic modernization of the Amazon fostered by the Brazilian military government during the 1960s and 1970s was largely realized without taking into consideration the presence of local households which lived from the extraction of forest products (mainly non-timber. When they began to be expulsed, a political resistance, often guided by the Catholic Church, appeared as well as the creation of unions based on traditional identities, especially that of rubber tappers. During the 1980s, these unions made a strategic alliance with the ecologist movement which started to consider traditional populations, whose lifestyle depended on the forest, as allies for the protection of the Amazon rainforest. The movement gained a decisive momentum at the end of the decade by putting forward new proposals of land tenure for traditional populations, grounded on collective land rights. This strategy has been very efficient during the 1990s and 2000s, during which about 1,300,000 km2 of rainforest were set apart and reserved for the use of “traditional communities” under a variety of legal status. But it has also led to mix under the same “collective” etiquette and principles a number of different ways of using and managing land and natural resources. This assumption however should be nuanced by a careful analysis of the resource management systems existing in each case, for they are in general complex and mix varying proportions of individual and collective decisions. The aim of this paper is to explore this question using the example of the Chico Mendes agroextractive settlement (PAE-CM, inhabited by about 100 rubber tapper families and symbolic of the political struggle of traditional populations in the Amazon for being the home of the rubber tapper leader Chico Mendes assassinated in 1988. Applying Ostrom “design principles”, we try to catch what are the local institutional arrangements and to see if they suggest

  19. Beyond Forest Cover: Land Use and Biodiversity in Rubber Trail Forests of the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve

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    Jacqueline M. Vadjunec

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Among the strategies to promote sustainable tropical forest development around the world, the Federal Extractive Reserve System of Brazil is widely cited as an exemplary model. It is designed to protect rubber tapper communities, their forests, and their livelihoods while preventing deforestation and conserving biodiversity. In response to changing markets and policies, rubber tappers in the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve have recently diversified production to include market agriculture and cattle production, precipitating deforestation in the reserve, with the implication of increased ecological degradation compared to the extraction of nontimber forest products (NTFPs. Our remote sensing and forest inventory analyses yield different insights about the environmental consequences of distinct land-use mixes in two extractive communities, one of which emphasizes cattle and the other, NTFPs. Remote sensing results show a predictably greater impact on forest cover in the cattle-oriented community. This preliminary study is based on nested household- and community-level forest inventory and biodiversity analyses in two communities. Surprisingly, we found higher tree biodiversity in the rubber trail forests of the cattle-oriented community, and significantly lower tree species richness, tree density, total basal area, and number of trees of commercial size in the same land-use unit in the NTFP-focused community. Land-use surveys indicate lower levels of game consumption and hunting in the cattle-oriented community, and strong support for the development of sustainable timber extraction in both communities. The distinct type and degree of forest impact in the two communities exposes the problem of single-impact assessment as the sole means of performance and categorical land-use prohibitions as an effective mode of regulation in conservation areas.

  20. Conflitos de interesses em torno da exploração madeireira na Reserva Extrativista Chico Mendes, Acre, Brasil

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    Alfredo Celso Fantini

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa a situação-problema da exploração comercial de madeira como modo de uso da terra na comunidade Rio Branco da Reserva Extrativista Chico Mendes, estado do Acre, e a polêmica implantação do Projeto de Manejo Florestal Comunitário (PMFC. A partir de entrevistas com extrativistas e profissionais de nove instituições governamentais e nãogovernamentais, foi elaborada uma lista com oito usos da terra para a Reserva. Na etapa seguinte, cada participante foi solicitado a ordenar os usos de acordo com as suas prioridades individuais. Por meio do Indicador de Sustentabilidade em Sistemas de Interesse (ISSI foi calculado o grau de convergência entre o interesse (ordenamento de prioridades de cada extrativista e o interesse da comunidade, e entre os extrativistas e as instituições. O manejo de produtos florestais não-madeireiros (PFNMs e o cultivo da roça ainda são os usos da terra preferidos pelos extrativistas 'não-participantes' do PMFC, que atribuíram prioridade mínima para a exploração da madeira. Os extrativistas que já haviam aderido ao PMFC apontaram a exploração da madeira como sua prioridade máxima. Membros das instituições apontaram preferência pelos usos da terra com menor impacto sobre a floresta, posição mais próxima das prioridades dos extrativistas que ainda não haviam aderido ao PMFC. Numa segunda rodada de ordenamento de prioridades do uso da terra, os extrativistas 'participantes' do PMFC mudaram substancialmente o seu primeiro ordenamento, elegendo o manejo de PFNMs e o cultivo da roça como prioridades máximas. Os resultados revelam que a questão da exploração da madeira na Reserva constitui um complexo sistema de interesses e que muitos extrativistas ainda se sentem inseguros em relação às consequências da implementação do projeto, ou seja, que o projeto não estava suficientemente maduro para ser colocado em prática.

  1. Gentile statistics and restricted partitions

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    In a recent paper (Tran et al, Ann. Phys. 311, 204 (2004)), some asymptotic number theoretical results on the partitioning of an integer were derived exploiting its connection to the quantum density of states of a many-particle system. We generalise these results to obtain an asymptotic formula for the restricted or coloured ...

  2. Gentile statistics and restricted partitions

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    We generalise these results to obtain an asymptotic formula for the restricted or coloured partitions p k s ( n ) , which is the number of partitions of an integer into the summand of th powers of integers such that each power of a given integer may occur utmost times. While the method is not rigorous, it reproduces the ...

  3. Gentile statistics and restricted partitions

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    bosons confined in a harmonic trap at a given energy E, in the N → ∞ limit, is the same as the number of ways of ... with a power-law energy spectrum, is analogous to ps(n), that is, the number of ways of partitioning an integer n as a sum of sth ..... [11] for the nuclear level density. We further note that the k → ∞, or the ...

  4. Mending the Med.

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    Batisse, M

    1994-01-01

    In 1975, the Barcelona Convention to Protect the Sea was signed with an action plan to deal with marine pollution and halting land-based contributions to water pollution. Specifically, the Blue Plan aimed to attack the interaction between population, natural resources, environmental degradation, and economic development for the entire Mediterranean region. Scenarios were constructed to depict demographic, international economic, and national development prospects. Population was expected to grow from 357 million in 1985 to 575 million in 2025. Population concentration was expected to decline from 66% in the north to 22% in 2025. The populations in the south and east would grow to 5 times the 1950 figures. Fertility rates are expected to fall in the south, as educational levels of women rise. The decline in population in the north will mean an aging population in the north and a young population in the south with employment imbalances. Rapid urbanization will be a problem throughout the region, and particularly in the coastal areas. The demand for water, waste disposal, and conflicting pressures on use of sea and land will be the consequences. Tourism will aggravate general population conditions. The coastal regions currently receive about 100 million international and domestic tourists annually. Under poor economic conditions, scenarios would project tourism increases to 170 million by 2025. Under sustainable development scenarios, the numbers would increase even higher to 340 million tourists, mostly domestic. The environmental impact of tourism centers on the pressure on water resources, space use, and solid and liquid waste, during the summer when the water supply is low and the forests are dry. Most countries rely heavily on tourism for balance of payments and as a source of hard currency for food imports. The expectation is that the coastal areas, though fragile, are the primary asset for Mediterranean countries. Coast management thus far has contributed to erosion, deforestation, and erratic concrete surfacing of shore areas. Delays in sustainable development will only contribute to further pollution. The entire Mediterranean region could face social and ecological disruption in the future if population development needs are not met. Environmental and development issues threaten long-term peace and stability.

  5. O grande peixe: monstruosidade e punição no Livro de Jonas e em A estranha nação de Rafael Mendes

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    Glauber Pereira Quintão

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Analisa-­se, neste artigo, a monstruosidade de o grande peixe, do Livro de Jonas e sua reaparição no romance A estranha nação de Rafael Mendes, 1983, de Moacyr Scliar. Por meio dessa análise, apontam-­se algumas características de contraste e de semelhança da função que esse monstro apresenta em cada um desses textos. Trabalha-­se a hipótese de que o peixe grande, no texto bíblico, seria marcado por uma função de constituição e manutenção da identidade, enquanto, no romance, o monstro apareceria como desconstrutor de sistemas de significação que pretendem ser imutáveis e herméticos.

  6. Diversidade local e influência da sazonalidade sobre taxocenoses de anfíbios e répteis na Reserva Extrativista Chico Mendes, Acre, Brasil

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    Daniella P. F. França; Marco A. de Freitas; Werther P. Ramalho; Paulo S. Bernarde

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    RESUMO Apesar da elevada riqueza de anfíbios e répteis conhecida para a porção Sul-Ocidental da Amazônia brasileira, o conhecimento sobre estes é pontual e poucos estudos avaliaram as variações temporais na ocorrência e abundância das espécies. Os objetivos deste estudo foram descrever as taxocenoses de anfíbios e répteis em uma localidade da Reserva Extrativista Chico Mendes, verificar quais variáveis climáticas influenciam as flutuações temporais na riqueza e abundância e identificar as pri...

  7. Diagnóstico infraestrutural das propriedades rurais e dos arranjos produtivos da Comunidade do Mendes em Picuí, PB

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    Aracélia Azevedo Pinheiro

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O Nordeste brasileiro, mesmo estando localizado na região tropical do Globo, a leste da floresta tropical chuvosa da Amazônia e a oeste do oceano Atlântico Tropical, apresenta grandes áreas com clima semiárido, decorrente dos valores relativamente baixos de precipitação que, em algumas áreas são inferiores a 400 mm. Desse modo, a região semiárida apresenta escassez de água, associada a períodos extremos de reduzida precipitação, caracterizando um fenômeno físico denominado seca. A seca é um dos maiores desafios para o desenvolvimento sustentável dessa região, pois causa prejuízos avultados em vários setores da atividade humana, principalmente na agricultura. Ante isso, o objetivo deste trabalho é diagnosticar a infraestrutura das propriedades e analisar, não obstante as estiagens sucessivas a que são submetidos, a prática costumeira dos arranjos produtivos desenvolvidos por agricultores e agricultoras familiares da comunidade do Mendes, situada no município paraibano de Picuí. Na coleta das informações, foram utilizadas as metodologias e ferramentas baseadas no diálogo através do Diagnóstico Rural Participativo (DRP, com a aplicação de entrevistas semiestruturadas, analisando a infraestrutura física e social da Comunidade Mendes e os arranjos produtivos. Conclui-se que, não obstante a não ocorrência de colheitas no ano agrícola de 2012, à época da coleta dos dados as propriedades possuíam suporte forrageiro para os animais e havia uma preocupação com armazenamento de água para o período de maior escassez. As propriedades analisadas possuem infraestrutura física, a exemplo de cisternas, que minorarão os efeitos da escassez hídrica para o homem e animais. Ademais, os agricultores e agricultoras são movidos por uma fé incondicional, levando-os a crer e aguardar por anos bons de inverno que se tornam instigantes para semear as culturas típicas do nordeste paraibano, garantindo a soberania

  8. Interiorizar “Jesus Cristo”: Programa narrativo-biográfico de D. Luciano Mendes de Almeida (Internalizing “Jesus Christ”: The biographical narrative program on D. Luciano Mendes de Almeida - DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2012v10n27p959

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    Virgínia Albuquerque de Castro Buarque

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como propósito reconstituir o sentido conferido por D. Luciano Mendes de Almeida (1930-2006, bispo-auxiliar de São Paulo e arcebispo de Mariana, secretário e presidente da CNBB além de vice-presidente do CELAM, à sua própria trajetória biográfica. Verifica-se que, se cotejada com balizas culturais contemporâneas, tal configuração de si porta contornos aparentemente paradoxais: ao invés de fortalecer uma identidade pessoal, ela pressupõe uma dinâmica antropológico-religiosa de autoesvaziamento, concomitante a uma atuação mediadora em prol de relações ternárias entre Deus, os sujeitos e si mesmo, processo denominado por D. Luciano como “interiorização da figura Jesus Cristo”. Com o suporte teórico provindo da semiótica e da história religiosa, tal interiorização é aqui compreendida como um programa narrativo específico, que adquiriu formas singulares ao longo dos séculos, com destaque à espiritualidade inaciana, mas preservando sua concepção como um agir, pela fé, em nome da competência atribuída a um Outro. Sugere-se ainda que, na atualidade, a interiorização possa ser aproximada do relato de testemunho, face ao engajamento ético por ela suscitado, que reconfigura o sujeito no compartilhar de experiências vividas e postas em discurso. Palavras-chave: D. Luciano Mendes de Almeida. Biografia. Interiorização. Testemunho.   Abstract: This article aims at reconstructing the meaning given by D. Luciano Mendes de Almeida (1930-2006, to his own biographical trajectory. D.  Luciano was auxiliary bishop of Saint-Paul and Archbishop of Mariana, secretary and president of the CNBB, and also vice president of CELAM.  The configuration he made of himself appears to be paradoxical: instead of strengthening a personal identity, it assumes a dynamic anthropological and religious self-emptiness and a mediating performance in favor of ternary relations between God and the subject itself, a process

  9. Experimentações surrealistas e aproximações da noite : estudos do discurso metafórico em Murilo Mendes e Paul Éluard

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    Carolina Cunha Carnier

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Vários são os exemplos dos modos pelos quais o noturno é capaz de enriquecer imageticamente a representação artística do mundo. Particularmente na poesia surrealista, a construção de um sistema lateral de referencias, diretamente conectado a uma organização mais larga ao nível discursivo, contribui para a construção de um outro modo de representação do universo relacionado ao signo “noite”. Este artigo tem por intuito a analise de alguns exemplos na poesia de Paul Éluard, um dos mais importantes poetas da literatura francesa, e Murilo Mendes, poeta brasileiro ligado ao movimento modernista. Uma atenção especial voltada à estrutura e às funções assumidas pelos signos ligados ao campo mimético da noite demonstra o modo pelo qual alguns dos mecanismos surrealistas e as experimentações no âmbito linguístico tornam-se capazes de produzir alternativas ao modelo de representação baseado em conveniências e na codificação logica da linguagem literária.

  10. História e literatura: uma relação de amor e ode em História do Brasil de Murilo Mendes

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    Valmir de Souza

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo trata das relações da história com a literatura, estudo esse que aponta para a inter-relação de campos culturais distintos, mas que coloca também novas abordagens do fenômeno histórico. A literatura pode recontar a história estabelecida sob a ótica do autor satírico, fazendo com que através do riso se possam compreender os processos históricos, e dessacralizando versões cristalizadas da historiografia oficial. É nesse sentido que o diálogo entre literatura e história pode apontar para as tensões presentes na história e nas interpretações e representações do passado. São tomados como objeto de análise eventos da história do Brasil e as interpretações poéticas que deles faz o poeta Murilo Mendes.

  11. Valoração contingente do parque "Chico Mendes": uma aplicação probabilística do método Referendum com bidding games

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    Rubicleis Gomes da Silva

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available A valoração ambiental é uma ferramenta relevante para determinação do valor de bens que não possuem mercado definido. O parque ambiental "Chico Mendes", situado em Rio Branco - Acre, em razão de suas características de não-rivalidade e não-excludência, é um bem público. O método de valoração contingente constitui uma das técnicas que possibilitam a determinação do valor econômico de um bem público. De forma geral, este trabalho busca determinar o valor econômico total do parque "Chico Mendes". Os resultados mostram que a renda familiar, o valor da verdadeira disposição a pagar, o sexo e a idade são variáveis importantes para explicar probabilidade do indivíduo se dispor a contribuir para conservação e manutenção dos serviços oferecidos pelo parque. Por fim, o bootstrapping e a análise de risco fornecem maior segurança aos resultados encontrados.The object of this study is the environmental park "Chico Mendes" located in Rio Branco - Acre. Being unique and all-enclosing in its nature it is a public asset. The contingent valuation makes possible the determination of the total economic value total of a public asset. The people's willingness to pay for the park maintenance and conservation shows a determination of the consumers' preference. This work attempts to determine the total economic value of the park. The results show that family income, value of monthly contribution, sex and age explain the probability of a person to contribute to the park conservation. Finally, bootstrapping and risk analysis provide greater safety to the results found.

  12. LHC Cryogenics on the mend

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    On 29 September, repairs began on the LHC cryogenic distribution line, or QRL, to replace a faulty part that occurs in the hundreds of elements of the line that are already on-site. The Accelerator Technology Department is designing a work programme to finish the repairs as soon as possible and minimize delays to the rest of the LHC project.

  13. BILATERAL RELATIONS ON THE MEND

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    and the Taliban, the future of Western engagement in Afghanistan, ways to resolve the Afghan refugee crisis and increasing the volume of trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan.The constructive and innovative development of recommendations during both rounds went beyond initial expectations in terms of volume...

  14. Confronting the shadow education system: What government policies for what private tutoring? (BRAY, Mark. Paris:UNESCO-IIEP, 2009, 130pp.) e XPLICA: Investigação sobre o mercado das explicações. (ADELINO, Jorge; NETO-MENDES, Antônio e VENTURA, Alexandre.)

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    de Castro, Nádia E. Studzinski; PUCRS; Grandi, Suzete; PUCRS; da Silva, Max R.; Sozo, Martha L.; de Castro, Marta L. S.

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    BRAY, Mark. Confronting the shadow education system: what government policies for what private tutoring? Paris: UNESCO-IIEP, 2009. 130 p. ADELINO, Jorge; NETO-MENDES, Antônio; VENTURA, Alexandre. XPLICA: in-vestigação sobre o mercado das explicações. Universidade de Aveiro, 2009. 176 p.

  15. Infidelity: Mending Your Marriage After an Affair

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    ... partners in a relationship. For example, is an emotional connection without physical intimacy considered infidelity? What about online relationships? Each person and couple need to define for themselves what constitutes infidelity ...

  16. Murilo, ele saberia quem é Murilo Mendes?

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    Raul Antelo

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-784X.2010nesp3p3 Paul Celan não acreditava no bilinguismo em poesia. “Una lengua doble, sí, existe, incluso en muchas obras de arte contemporáneo, especialmente en aquellas que saben ponerse de acuerdo convenientemente con el consumo cultural de turno, tanto políglota como polícromo. La poesía es la unicidad destinal [destinale] del lenguaje”

  17. Mending broken hearts : Cardiac regeneration in zebrafish

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    Kruse, F.K.

    2017-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for more than 30% of all deaths. It claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Bearing these facts in mind, research in this field is direly needed. A heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction (MI), happens

  18. Harvard is Spending, Education Needs Mending

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    Full Text Available Nature leads with happy news about a spending spree at Harvard University. Yet another study, this time from a student perspective, argues that graduate education in the U.S. is deeply flawed, reports Science in this week’s lead story.

  19. Helen Mendes | IDRC - International Development Research Centre

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    What lies ahead for journalism, and more specifically science journalism? For some years now, traditional journalism has been rethinking strategies and adapting to a changing environment and to changes in the ways people consume content. There is a crisis in the media sector. There isn't a simple solution to it, but the ...

  20. Ehun liburu mende baterako: Ipuin sendagarriak

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    Jenifer Mulero Molinillo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Through this essay we will focus on the therapy function that the stories for children have. The parts and elements that these tales include, show the conflict that the person that feels confused have, in a correct way for the age of the reader. So he can understand the origin of this conflict and thus find the best way to solve it. The main purpose of this study lies in selecting one hundred stories used to treat these conflicts. Thus, in the following lines, Children ́s Literature will be defined referring to its origin and different functions. Later, we will concentrate our study on the psychoanalysis of children ́s stories and the symbolic psychodrama. Coming to the end of this essay, we will suggest different criterion recommended for the election of the stories we have chosen previously.

  1. Invasion of Piper aduncum in the shifting cultivation systems of Papua New Guinea: Foreword by David Pimentel

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    Hartemink, A.E.

    2006-01-01

    Piper aduncum, a shrub native to Central America, arrived in Papua New Guinea before the mid-1930s possibly from West Papua. From the 1970s it started to dominate the secondary fallow vegetation in many parts of the humid lowlands. It invaded grassland areas and it also appeared in the highlands up

  2. In Search of the Environmentalist Way: Beyond Mending the Machine

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    Stables, Andrew

    2017-01-01

    In this essay, Andrew Stables notes that philosophies such as existentialism, humanism, and environmentalism come in either exploratory or active forms: that is, one can study the nature of existence or the human, or one can ascribe to a way of life in an attempt to improve the world. Among the major influences on active environmentalist thought…

  3. Unraveling the tapestry of life. Can we mend our earth?

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    Sherman, D

    1991-12-01

    The industrial revolution has reached its most significant turning point. For the 1st time in its history the limiting factor in its growth has not been our ability to utilize resources, but rather a lack of the resources themselves. At the same time the largest problem to ever face our species, the loss of biodiversity, is threatening our own survival. Clearly we can not support our current numbers under the current consumptive system. All our food is provided by wild species that have been genetically manipulated to serve our ends. Of the 80,000 known edible plant species only about 200 are cultivated regularly and only 3 (corn, wheat, rice) function as staples. Many of our industrial resources come from natural sources. 40% of our pharmaceuticals come from wild sources. It is impossible to isolate ourselves from the Earth ecosystem. Soil microorganisms are but one example of our dependence upon nature. The rainforests also serve as our planets lungs, without them we will choke to death. Yet we continue to destroy them at an alarming rate. They account for only 7% of our land area, and they have already shrunk some 40%. In purely economic terms the wholesale destruction of the rainforests is bad business: in rubber and fruit, 2.5 acres of rainforest is worth $9000 annually compared to cow pasture ($2500) and logging ($1000). Of course with fruit and rubber the rainforest remains sustainable while cow pasture and logging mean the destruction of the rainforest.

  4. Mending fences: repairing boundaries through ego state therapy.

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    Phillips, Maggie

    2013-07-01

    Ego state therapy has often been cited as an effective treatment to help repair fragmentation related to posttraumatic stress and dissociative disorders. This article explores how specialized work with ego states can help to clarify and strengthen internal and external boundaries, create greater boundary flexibility, and contribute to containment and self-regulation. Applications of direct and indirect hypnosis to repair boundary issues through ego state therapy are emphasized, and clinical case examples are used to illustrate results.

  5. Helen Mendes | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    J'ai toujours aimé lire sur les sujets scientifiques. Dès le début de mes études en journalisme, j'ai su que je voulais travailler dans le domaine des communications en sciences. J'ai eu de la chance que Ciência Hoje, la revue scientifique la plus populaire au Brésil, ouvre un bureau sur mon campus. J'y ai fait un stage en ...

  6. Mending the Rift between Full and Part-Time Faculty.

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    Tyree, Larry W.; Grunder, Pat; O'Connell, April

    2000-01-01

    Addresses the need to improve the working conditions of part-time faculty by referring to Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs (1954), which includes physiological, safety and security, love and belongingness, esteem, cognitive, aesthetic, and self-actualizing needs. Calls for "overarching initiatives" that need to be undertaken on behalf…

  7. As polar ozone mends, UV shield closer to equator thins

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    Reese, April

    2018-02-01

    Thirty years after nations banded together to phase out chemicals that destroy stratospheric ozone, the gaping hole in Earth's ultraviolet radiation shield above Antarctica is shrinking. But new findings suggest that at midlatitudes, where most people live, the ozone layer in the lower stratosphere is growing more tenuous—for reasons that scientists are struggling to fathom. In an analysis published this week, researchers found that from 1998 to 2016, ozone in the lower stratosphere ebbed by 2.2 Dobson units—a measure of ozone thickness—even as concentrations in the upper stratosphere rose by about 0.8 Dobson units. The culprit may be ozone-eating chemicals such as dichloromethane that break down within 6 months after escaping into the air.

  8. From the índio gentil to the gentil bárbaro: uses and misuses of just war in seventeenth century Bahia

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    2014-01-01

    Trata-se, neste artigo, de examinar o processo de legitimação que acompanhou a conquista do sertão baiano durante a segunda metade do século XVII, e de explorar as interações entre as dinâmicas locais e imperiais que levaram a uma situação de violência institucionalizada contra as populações indígenas do interior da Bahia.

  9. Matthew, Paul and the origin and nature of the gentile mission: The ...

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    and constitutes a fitting climax to his narrative (Davies & Allison 1997:687-. 689). Here the .... have made him universally known in the early church, and that Matthew wrote many decades after the time of Paul. We would expect that the evangelist would have known ..... Narrative space and mythic meaning in Mark. Sheffield: ...

  10. Bemonym (gentilic formation mechanisms in the Spanish and the Russian languages

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the basic mechanisms of demonym formation in the Spanish language, their character and correlations analysis; their equivalents in Russian and problems that arise in the process of translation.

  11. 76 FR 4986 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gentile Bellini: Portrait...

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    ... custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about August 2, 2011, until on or about August 7, 2011, and at...

  12. Local diagnostic reference levels at the Portuguese Institute of oncology francisco gentil of coimbra

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    Bras, S.; Sousa, M.C. de [Algarve Univ., LIP-Algarve, FCT (Portugal); Lopes, M.C. [IPOFG-CROC, S.A., Medical Physics Dept., Coimbra (Portugal)

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    In the scope of medical radiological exposures and according to European recommendations and national legal requirements [14], the maximum responsible for an installation must assure the establishment of local dose levels for each type of radiological examination and also assure that they are available for the doctor who prescribes the examination. In the absence of national reference dose levels, the so called Local Diagnostic Reference Levels (L.D.R.L.) should be in agreement with the European Diagnostic Reference Levels published for the different types of medical exposures. The aim of this work was to establish a protocol of measurement for each type of more frequent examination, namely in conventional radiology, in CT and in mammography performed in our hospital. For each kind of examination the recommended dose descriptor was adopted and directly measured or derived from basic charge measurements. The patient sample corresponded in each case to at least a minimum of 10 standard-sized patients, as recommended, in order to obtain averages that constitute for each type of radiological examination the L.D.R.L. that could be compared with the European D.R.L.. The results obtained are in the large majority of the situations below the corresponding D.R.L.. Nevertheless we have identified some situations that deserve more attention.In conventional radiology all L.D.R.L. are below the reference levels. However we have detected some skull post anterior (skull P.A.) exposures where entrance skin doses exceeded the standard value. This may be due to equipment age problems but, as always, improvement of staff education will contribute to better practices and we hope that this work can contribute to this objective. In CT the L.D.R.L. that corresponds to single slice scan meet the standards whereas complete examinations described by dose length product (D.L.P.) values show a larger variation and also some situations where the reference level is exceeded. It is possible that doctors are requiring too large ranges for complete examinations. Mammography was perhaps the area that deserved more evident alert. The results clearly showed that the majority of entrance surface dose (E.S.D.) values determined in mammography exceeded the recommended reference level. In fact the mammography unit used to establish the dose measurement protocol was dismounted soon after the end of this work. A new digital mammography unit is now installed. We hope that new L.D.R.L. that will soon be obtained can accomplish the dose requirements. The results obtained so far may not be the best ones but it was the beginning of a very important way towards better practices, more information to staff and patients and improved quality assurance of clinical radiological examinations. As a last conclusion we would like to state that this was a pioneer work in Portugal. We hope that this may lead the way to further developments. (authors)

  13. Stop harassing the Gentiles : The Importance of Acts 15 for African Theology

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    Wagenaar, Hinne

    2002-01-01

    This is the first chapter of the booklet with the same title. In African Theology the book of 'the Acts of the Apostles', and specifically chapter 15, appears to be of central importance. This article tries to analyse the importance of Acts 15 for African Theology. It was later also published in the

  14. Geochemical behavior of trace elements in sediments from the Mariana Pimentel-Faxinal area, Guaiba municipality, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Correa da Silva, Z.C.; Piccoli, A.E.M.

    1985-01-01

    The trace elements Zr, Y, Sr, U, Rb, Th, Ga, Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni, Co, Cr, Ce, Ba and La were determined by X-Ray fluorescence spectroscopy on samples from shales, carbonaceous shales, coal and fine-grained groundmass of a paraconglomerate ( pedra-areia ) colleted from the Papaleo and Faxinal outcrops and from the Faxinal Coal Mine, Guaiba, RS. The analysis pointed out an association of zirconium, copper, uranium and thorium with coal and carbonaceous rocks, whereas barium and galium are related to inorganic rocks. The other elements showed neither preferential relationships with organic nor inorganic matter. The extremely high contents of uranium, cerium and lanthanum in the upper coal layers in both Papaleo and Faxinal outcrops suggest an association with the top of the Rio Bonito Formation in this area. (Author) [pt

  15. Mission to the Gentiles: The construction of Christian identity and its relationship with ethics according to Paul

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Paul allowed pagans to become members of the newly founded communities of Christ-believers and thus members of God’s covenant people, Israel, without becoming circumcised. However, even if many of the ‘pagan Christians’ who became members of the new messianic movement had a background as God-Fearers in the frame of diaspora synagogues, the radicalism of their ‘step in faith’ can hardly be overestimated. With their turn from different pagan cults and their gods to the mysterious God of Israel and his crucified and risen Son, Jesus Christ, a whole coordinate system of human relationships, expectations, hopes and norms must have changed. This paper explores the construction of Christian identity and its relationship with ethics according to Paul. It is illustrated how Paul himself describes the system of changed relationships: turning away from the idols towards the living God, being in Christ or – together with others – part of the ‘body of Christ’. Moreover, these three dimensions of new relations – to God, to Christ and to the fellow believers in Christ – correspond to three reference points for ethical decisions in Pauline communities: the command to love one another, the idea of human conscience (as a voice coming from God and the idea of the ‘ethos of Christ’.

  16. Organisatsiooni DNA neli komponenti / Gary Neilson, Bruce A. Pasterneck, Decio Mendes ; tõlk. Kadre Vaik

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    Autorid selgitavad organisatsiooni nelja põhikomponendi - struktuuri, otsustusõiguse, motivaatorite ning informatsiooni omavahelisi seoseid. Diagramm: Kontrolli ulatuse võrdlus. Skeem: Liivakell-organisatsioon. Vt. samas: Quest Diagnostic DNA analüüs; "Me leidsime just elu saladuse!"

  17. Mending new communities after involuntary resettlement in the Philippines and Indonesia

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    Quetulio-Navarra, M.

    2014-01-01

    Displacement of poor families contribute to the worsening of their poverty situation yet involuntary resettlement still takes place. According to the latest Report of the Indonesian Centre on Housing Rights and Eviction, more than 12,000 people were reportedly evicted in August 2008 to give way

  18. Mending broken hearts: cardiac development as a basis for adult heart regeneration and repair.

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    Xin, Mei; Olson, Eric N; Bassel-Duby, Rhonda

    2013-08-01

    As the adult mammalian heart has limited potential for regeneration and repair, the loss of cardiomyocytes during injury and disease can result in heart failure and death. The cellular processes and regulatory mechanisms involved in heart growth and development can be exploited to repair the injured adult heart through 'reawakening' pathways that are active during embryogenesis. Heart function has been restored in rodents by reprogramming non-myocytes into cardiomyocytes, by expressing transcription factors (GATA4, HAND2, myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2C (MEF2C) and T-box 5 (TBX5)) and microRNAs (miR-1, miR-133, miR-208 and miR-499) that control cardiomyocyte identity. Stimulating cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation and proliferation by activating mitotic signalling pathways involved in embryonic heart growth represents a complementary approach for heart regeneration and repair. Recent advances in understanding the mechanistic basis of heart development offer exciting opportunities for effective therapies for heart failure.

  19. Mending the gap: Introduction to the invited commentaries on Dinger, Strack, Sachsse, and Schauenburg (2009).

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    Samstag, Lisa Wallner

    2009-09-01

    Introduces several commentaries on an article by U. Dinger et al (see record 200913603-002) entitled "Therapists' attachment, patients' interpersonal problems and alliance development over time in inpatient psychotherapy." This article represents an ambitious effort on the part of the researchers to map a number of interrelated relational variables, over the course of treatment, in a relatively understudied patient population. "Attachment," "interpersonal problems," and "alliance" are variables that capture core components of the therapeutic relationship and psychotherapy process that have been reliably linked to patient improvement in many previous studies of mostly outpatient psychotherapy. Jeremy Holmes (see record 2009-13603-003) and George Silbershatz (see record 2009-13603-004) were invited to comment on this study while wearing their clinical hats. They were asked about how they made sense of the research results as practicing psychotherapists, the ways in which the findings were useful to them as clinicians, and where they considered the research to be of more limited value from a clinical point of view. Following the commentaries is a final word from the authors of the study (see record 2009-13603-005). It is hoped that this format of dialogue will have an impact on how clinical research is presented in the future. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

  20. Immune modulation of cardiac repair and regeneration: the art of mending broken hearts

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    Ivana Zlatanova

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The accumulation of immune cells is amongst the earliest responses that manifest in the cardiac tissue after injury. Both innate and adaptive immunity coordinate distinct and mutually non-exclusive events governing cardiac repair including elimination of the cellular debris, compensatory growth of the remaining cardiac tissue, activation of resident or circulating precursor cells, quantitative and qualitative modifications of the vascular network and formation of a fibrotic scar. The present review summarizes the mounting evidence suggesting that the inflammatory response also guides the regenerative process following cardiac damage. In particular, recent literature has reinforced the central role of monocytes/macrophages in poising the refreshment of cardiomyocytes in myocardial infarction- or apical resection-induced cardiac insult. Macrophages dictate cardiac myocyte renewal through stimulation of pre-existing cardiomyocyte proliferation and/or neovascularization. Nevertheless, substantial efforts are required to identify the nature of these macrophage-derived factors as well as the molecular mechanisms engendered by the distinct subsets of macrophages pertaining in the cardiac tissue. Among the growing inflammatory intermediaries that have been recognized as essential player in heart regeneration, we will focus on the role of interleukin-6 and interleukin-13. Finally, it is likely that within the mayhem of the injured cardiac tissue, additional types of inflammatory cells, such as neutrophils, will enter the dance to ignite and refresh the broken heart. However, the protective and detrimental inflammatory pathways have been mainly deciphered in animal models. Future research should be focused on understanding the cellular effectors and molecular signals regulating inflammation in human heart to pave the way for the development of factual therapies targeting the inflammatory compartment in cardiac diseases.

  1. A cartography of childhood: a rereading exercise of A idade do serrote, by Murilo Mendes

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    Francisco Thiago Camêlo

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper challenges traditional readings of Murilo Mendes’ work A idade do serrote (1968, and investigates the power of a “language childhood” in connection with Mendes’ writing. For this exercise, some chapters of his memoirs are discussed in a dialogue with philosophical propositions expressed by Gilles Deleuze, Giorgio Agamben, Jean-François Lyotard, and Walter Benjamin. By promoting an encounter between artistic expression and philosophical thinking, this article aims at showing childhood power as a discursive operator.

  2. Positive organisation :|bthe role of leader behaviour in employee engagement and retention / Fallen Mendes.

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    2010-01-01

    Organisations are constantly undergoing major changes. These changes can have negative consequences on organisational functioning and employee well-being. It is therefore vital for organisations to focus on the elements of a healthy organisation so that a positive organisation can be built and the negative consequences avoided. A healthy organisation pays attention to six intenelated dimensions namely; organisational attributes, organizational climate, job design, job future, psychological w...

  3. Minding and mending the gap: Social psychological interventions to reduce educational disparities.

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    Spitzer, Brian; Aronson, Joshua

    2015-03-01

    Achievement gaps continue to garner a great deal of attention both in academic and in popular circles. Many students continue to struggle despite broad educational reforms aimed at narrowing these gaps in learning and performance. In this article, we review a number of social psychological interventions that show promise in reducing gaps in achievement, not by addressing structural barriers to achievement, but by helping students cope with threats to their identity that impair intellectual functioning and motivation. For example, interventions involving meditation, role models, emotional reappraisal, growth mindsets, imagining possible selves, self-affirmations, belongingness and cooperative learning have been shown to ameliorate threats to identity and raise achievement. We describe and evaluate these social psychological interventions. Many achievement gaps involve a psychological predicament: a threat to one's social identity or to one's sense of belonging. Students' implicit theories - how they mind the gap - can act as barriers to their success. By helping students cope with these threats, these theory-based interventions represent a genuine advance in the way schools may reduce gaps in achievement. These interventions show how students' educational success depends partly on fluid aspects of context - how tasks are framed, who else is in the room, or what they believe about intelligence. Because of this fluidity, these interventions may not work in all settings. Achievement gaps are ultimately caused by a variety of factors, both objective and subjective that produce inequality. The research reviewed here suggests that even without changes in objective barriers to success, brief psychological interventions can narrow what many see as intractable gaps in academic achievement. © 2015 The British Psychological Society.

  4. Making, Mending and Growing in Feminist Speculative Fabulations: Design’s Unfaithful Daughters

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    Jönsson, Li; Ståhl, Åsa; Forlano, Laura

    2016-01-01

    Drawing on a recent book by Stengers and Despret (2014), this conversation seeks to consider design research practices around critical and speculative design (Dunne & Raby, 2009, 2013) and speculative fabulation (Haraway, 2011) from a feminist perspective and, in particular, core feminist arguments...

  5. Mending the Earth: A World for Our Grandchildren. Io Series, Issue #43.

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    Rothkrug, Paul, Ed.; Olson, Robert L., Ed.

    This anthology contains essays that describe ongoing attempts to find strategies and solutions to the massive environmental problems. The book is written from the conviction that people can create an ecologically sustainable, economically productive society. There are five sections with 12 chapters and five appendices. The book begins with a…

  6. Fractured Memories, Mended Lives: The Schooling Experiences of Latinas/os in Rural Areas

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    Peralta, Claudia

    2013-01-01

    This study explored how Mexican immigrant and first-generation Mexican youth resist, conform to, and persist in schooling. Using Latino Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) as a framework, evidence of the "sticky mess" of racial inequalities (Espinoza & Harris, 1997) was shown to impact the lives of all participants. However, the strength…

  7. Nosographic deconstruction in a group field: Peculiar mending of a life in the weaving of dreams.

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    Gerardo Di Carlo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The contribution, commenting critically the limits of psychiatric nosology, proposes an approach that goes beyond the diagnostic classification, also highlighting the therapeutic function of the psychotherapist's dream narrative in the attribution of meaning to the history of the patient's life.Keywords: Dream; Limits of nosology; Narration

  8. Cancer Palliation: Layered Hypnotic Approaches Mending Symptoms, Minding Hope, and Meaning.

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    Handel, Daniel L; Néron, Sylvain

    2017-07-01

    Advanced cancer often produces significant symptoms such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, and cachexia; many symptoms require medication adjustments in dose and route of administration, and most patients have significant symptom burdens near the end of life. Treatment strategies that integrate mind-body approaches, such as hypnosis, to improve symptoms are increasingly being studied and utilized. The current article addresses the role for adjunctive hypnotic approaches to relieve suffering from pain and other symptoms, while fostering hope, even in the midst of advancing illness, similar to Snyder's (2002) metaphorical painting of "a personal rainbow of the mind" (p. 269). We describe specific clinical indications, technical modifications, and imagistic language used in formulating hypnotic suggestions in the face of illness progression. Furthermore, we specifically describe formulation of layered hypnotic suggestions with intent to intentionally weave suggestions to modify symptoms and link to suggestions to enhance hope and alter time perception. This approach offers the opportunity to transform an experience often defined by its losses to one in which hidden opportunities for growth and change emerge within this transitional life experience.

  9. Post-transcriptional mending of gene sequences: looking under the hood of mitochondrial gene expression in diplonemids

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    Valach, M.; Moreira, S.; Faktorová, Drahomíra; Lukeš, Julius; Burger, G.

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    Roč. 13, č. 12 (2016), s. 1204-1211 ISSN 1547-6286 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA15-21974S Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : Cryptic genes * gene fragmentation * trans-splicing * RNA editing * multipartite mtDNA * diplonemids Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology Impact factor: 3.900, year: 2016

  10. "ChemMend": A Card Game to Introduce and Explore the Periodic Table While Engaging Students' Interest

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    Martí-Centelles, Vicente; Rubio-Magnieto, Jenifer

    2014-01-01

    Deep knowledge of the periodic table is one of the most important keys to understand the basic principles of Chemistry. Memorizing the elements of the groups and periods is one of the most commonly used strategies to learn the position of each element in the periodic table; nevertheless, it is a hard task for most students. The use of card games…

  11. Man is born broken. He lives by mending. the grace of God is glue. How religion can Enrich an analysis.

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    O'Connell, Anthony

    2009-01-01

    The patient, a 59-year-old Caucasian male, was self-referred for analysis. The analysis lasted a period of four years on a thrice-weekly basis. The patient introduced the topic of religion directly in the analysis, and the analyst initially treated it as a psychological construct. The importance of the religious meaning of the patient's desires was not treated directly at the beginning of the analysis, which led to an impasse in the treatment. Further, the analyst's role as a priest was not disclosed to the patient. When the analysand discovered this, the analysis seemed to take a turn for the worse, but in actual fact, it was the real beginning of the analysis that allowed other topics to be faced, and the patient was able to move on with his life, as best he could, toward retirement and search for a new marriage partner.

  12. It Is the Poem that I Remake: Using Kenneth Burke's Pentad to Help Students Write about Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall.'

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    Comprone, Joseph J.

    The teaching-questioning strategy developed in this paper, based on reader-response criticism and Kenneth Burke's pentad, can be used by teachers to elicit responses to any literary work and is designed to help students participate in a work's dramatic context, discover meaning as they read, and assure that their critical essays are based on an…

  13. Noninvasive approach to mend the broken heart: Is “remote conditioning” a promising strategy for application in humans?

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    Ravingerová, T.; Farkašová, V.; Griecsová, L.; Muráriková, M.; Čarnická, S.; Lonek, L.; Ferko, M.; Slezák, J.; Zálešák, M.; Adameová, A.; Khandelwal, V. K. M.; Lazou, A.; Kolář, František

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    Roč. 95, č. 10 (2017), s. 1204-1212 ISSN 0008-4212 Grant - others:AV ČR(CZ) SAV-15-15 Program:Bilaterální spolupráce Institutional support: RVO:67985823 Keywords : ischemia–reperfusion * myocardial infarction * remote preconditioning * innate cardioprotection * cell signaling Subject RIV: FA - Cardiovascular Diseases incl. Cardiotharic Surgery OBOR OECD: Physiology (including cytology) Impact factor: 1.822, year: 2016

  14. Mending the imaginary wall between Indonesia and Malaysia The case of maritime delimitation in the waters off Tanjung Berakit

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    Full Text Available Due to its geographical location, Indonesia shares border areas with at least ten neighbouring countries with which maritime boundaries must be settled. As of March 2011, Indonesia is yet to finalize its maritime boundaries with various States including Malaysia with which four maritime boundaries need to be settled: the Malacca Strait, the South China Sea, the Sulawesi Sea, and the Singapore Strait (off Tanjung Berakit. It is evident that pending maritime boundaries can spark problems between Indonesia and Malaysia. The dispute over the Ambalat Block in 2005 and 2009 and an incident in the waters off Tanjung Berakit on 13 August 2010 are two significant examples. This paper discusses the incident in the waters off Tanjung Berakit, but will be preceded by a description of the principles of coastal States’ maritime entitlement pursuant to international law of the sea. Following the discussion, this paper provides suggestions for settling maritime boundaries in the area from technical/geospatial and legal perspectives.

  15. Poesia Modernista Brasileira e suas Afinidades com o Arcaico. João Cabral de Melo Neto e Murilo Mendes

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    Full Text Available Uma das questões mais urgentes dos estudos e da prática envolvendo a crítica literária dos últimos sessenta anos é recuperar sua potência de intervir no tempo presente. Walter Benjamin, antevendo no próprio expressionismo o declínio dessa capacidade de intervenção e de leitura do presente, já assinalava que mesmo o barroco alemão sendo um “viver através”, isto é um Fortleben, do expressionismo, esse viver perdurado não possuía a mesma capacidade de intervenção e força coletiva que aquela arte seiscentista produzira em sua sociedade.

  16. Poesia Modernista Brasileira e suas Afinidades com o Arcaico. João Cabral de Melo Neto e Murilo Mendes

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-784X.2011nesp4p28 Uma das questões mais urgentes dos estudos e da prática envolvendo a crítica literária dos últimos sessenta anos é recuperar sua potência de intervir no tempo presente. Walter Benjamin, antevendo no próprio expressionismo o declínio dessa capacidade de intervenção e de leitura do presente, já assinalava que mesmo o barroco alemão sendo um “viver através”, isto é um Fortleben, do expressionismo, esse viver perdurado não possuía a mesma capacidade de intervenção e força coletiva que aquela arte seiscentista produzira em sua sociedade.

  17. Nos braços de um polvo gentil: burocracia, autoridade, cidadania In the arms of a kind octopus: bureaucracy, authority, citizenship

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    Vanda Aparecida da Silva

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Este é um ensaio inspirado em experiências de cidadãos portugueses e estrangeiros, inclusive a da investigadora estrangeira, no trato com órgãos da administração pública do país de acolhimento, Portugal. Minha intenção aqui é compreender alguns dos dispositivos da burocracia na vida cotidiana, discorrendo sobre alguns usos do sentido de autoridade no âmbito das relações sociais. O texto inicia-se com notas de uma “etnografia autobiográfica”, enquanto examina estas relações e como podem ser afectadas por dinâmicas complexas de implantação e incorporação de normas burocráticas. O texto traz elementos que contribuem para a compreensão e reflexão sobre os processos de aprendizagem da cidadania, e sobre as manifestações e representações de autoridade numa “situação social”.This is an essay inspired by experiences of Portuguese and foreign citizens, including the ones of the foreign researcher who writes it, in dealing with agencies of the administrative Machine of the host country, Portugal. My intention is here to understand some devices of the bureaucracy in daily life and discuss some of the uses of the meaning of authority in social relations. The text begins with notes of an “autobiographic ethnography”, while examining such social relations and the ways they can be affected by complex dynamics of establishment and incorporation of bureaucratic norms. The text brings elements that contribute for the understanding and reflection on the processes of learning citizenship, along with the expressions and representations of authority in a social situation.

  18. Ewing's sarcoma in children: twenty-five years of experience at the Instituto Portugês de Oncologia de Francisco Gentil (I.P.O.F.G.).

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    Patricio, M B; Vilhena, M; Neves, M; Raposo, S; Catita, J; De Sousa, V; Martins, A G

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    Fifty children with Ewing's sarcoma were consecutively treated from 1962 to 1987 and retrospectively analyzed at the I.P.O.F.G. of Lisbon. At first diagnosis, 10 cases had distant metastases. The remaining 40 patients had clinically localized disease, and different protocols were followed over the years. The best results were obtained with chemotherapy and radiotherapy with or without surgery; and for these children the two-year survival rate was 42.8% vs. 8.3% for the group of patients submitted to local treatment alone. Besides the treatment modality, other factors influenced the prognosis, such as inflammatory signs, sex, tumor volume, and tumor site as well as evidence of distant metastases.

  19. Durmeval Trigueiro Mendes e sua contribuição à pós-graduação em educação

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    Full Text Available As we prepare to commemorate forty years of recognised postgraduate studies in Brazil in 2006, it is relevant to register the contribution of one of the educators who channelled the best of his efforts into postgraduate studies in the field of education, in the period between 1970 and 1987. In the first part of this article we seek to trace the itinerary of this educator/thinker as an intellectual aware of his responsibility for the construction of Brazilian education and the process of democratisation of education in the country. In the second part, we demonstrate how he perceived a postgraduate programme in education and his participation in programmes in Rio de Janeiro. In those programmes in which he participated as lecturer and researcher – the Pontificate Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (IESAE-FGV and the Faculty of Education of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ – he left his mark by defending that postgraduate studies should always seek to conciliate practical teaching with theory, and by insisting that research in education should be characterised by reflection on its roots, its categories and its process, as well as the search for synthesis. We conclude by affirming that the best efforts of this educator were dedicated to the academic world in his role as lecturer, researcher and teacher of teachers.

  20. Mending the Levee: How Supernaturally Anchored Conceptions of the Person Impact on Trauma Perception and Healing among Children (cases from Madagascar and Nepal).

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    When dealing with children and youth who experience distressing events, psychosocial diagnostics and healing programmes principally resort to biomedical models. Children are often viewed as individualised ‘victims’ suffering from trauma and ‘in need’ of outside help. Highlighting case studies from

  1. Breaking the cycle/mending the hoop: adverse childhood experiences among incarcerated American Indian/Alaska Native women in New Mexico.

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    De Ravello, Lori; Abeita, Jessica; Brown, Pam

    2008-03-01

    Incarcerated American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women have multiple physical, social, and emotional concerns, many of which may stem from adverse childhood experiences (ACE). We interviewed 36 AI/AN women incarcerated in the New Mexico prison system to determine the relationship between ACE and adult outcomes. ACE assessment included physical neglect, dysfunctional family (e.g., household members who abused substances, were mentally ill or suicidal, or who were incarcerated), violence witnessed in the home, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. The most prevalent ACE was dysfunctional family (75%), followed by witnessing violence (72%), sexual abuse (53%), physical abuse (42%), and physical neglect (22%). ACE scores were positively associated with arrests for violent offenses, lifetime suicide attempt(s), and intimate partner violence.

  2. The use of MElatonin in children with neurodevelopmental disorders and impaired sleep: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel study (MENDS).

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    Appleton, R E; Jones, A P; Gamble, C; Williamson, P R; Wiggs, L; Montgomery, P; Sutcliffe, A; Barker, C; Gringras, P

    2012-01-01

    Difficulties in initiating and maintaining sleep are common in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Melatonin is unlicensed in children yet widely prescribed for sleep problems. To determine whether or not immediate-release melatonin is beneficial compared with placebo in improving total duration of night-time sleep in children with neurodevelopmental problems. Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel study. Hospitals throughout England and Wales recruited patients referred by community paediatricians and other clinical colleagues. Children with neurodevelopmental problems aged from 3 years to 15 years 8 months who did not fall asleep within 1 hour of lights out or who had sleep. Before randomisation, patients meeting eligibility criteria entered a 4- to 6-week behaviour therapy period in which a behaviour therapy advice booklet was provided. Sleep was measured using sleep diaries and actigraphy. After this period the sleep diaries were reviewed to determine if the sleep problem fulfilled the eligibility criteria. Eligible participants were randomised and followed for 12 weeks. Melatonin or placebo capsules in doses of 0.5 mg, 2 mg, 6 mg and 12 mg for a period of 12 weeks. The starting dose was 0.5 mg and the dose could be escalated through 2 mg and 6 mg to 12 mg during the first 4 weeks, at the end of which the child was maintained on that dose. The primary outcome was total night-time sleep time (TST) calculated using sleep diaries at 12 weeks compared with baseline. Secondary outcome measures included TST calculated using actigraphy data, sleep-onset latency (SOL) (time taken to fall asleep), sleep efficiency, Composite Sleep Disturbance Index score, global measure of child's sleep quality, Aberrant Behaviour Checklist, Family Impact Module of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL™), the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, number and severity of seizures and adverse events. Salivary melatonin concentrations and association of genetic variants with abnormal melatonin production were also investigated. A total of 275 children were screened to enter the trial; 263 (96%) children were registered and completed the 4- to 6-week behaviour therapy period and 146 (56%) children were randomised, of whom 110 (75%) contributed data for the primary outcome. The difference in TST time between the melatonin and placebo groups adjusted for baseline was 22.43 minutes [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.52 to 44.34 minutes; p = 0.04] measured using sleep diaries. A reduction in SOL, adjusted for baseline, was seen for melatonin compared with placebo when measured by sleep diaries (-37.49 minutes, 95% CI -55.27 to -19.71 minutes; p melatonin but were not statistically significant. On average, the children treated with melatonin slept 23 minutes longer than those in the placebo group; however, the upper limit of the confidence interval was less than 1 hour, the minimum clinically worthwhile difference specified at the outset of the trial. Melatonin is effective in reducing SOL in children with neurodevelopmental delay by a mean of 45 minutes; a value of 30 minutes was specified a priori to be clinically important. Future studies should be conducted over longer periods and directly compare different formulations of melatonin with conventional hypnotic and sedative medications. It would also be important to study groups of children with specific neurological disorders. Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN05534585. This project was funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme and will be published in full in Health Technology Assessment; Vol. 16, No. 40. See the HTA programme website for further project information.

  3. Mending Wall: A Study of Restorative Justice in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Tales of Dunk and Egg

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    Full Text Available The current paper deals with the nature of justice in George R. R. Martin’s novel series A Song of Ice and Fire (1996- and Tales of Dunk and Egg (1998- under the light of Daniel Van Ness’ theory of restorative justice. This brand of justice is famed for its strong emphasis on the welfare of both parties (that is, victim and offender in the process of passing judgment, its manner of determining criminal restitution which usually involves conferences, gatherings and community service, and more importantly, its aversion to ‘punishment’ at all costs. In the title-mentioned works, it will be argued, however, George R. R. Martin depicts a world which shows extreme prejudice against most levels and forms of crime, an attitude which not only fails to heal the damage done by the criminal, but also results in even more damage.

  4. Mending Wall: A Study of Restorative Justice in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Tales of Dunk and Egg

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    Full Text Available The current paper deals with the nature of justice in George R. R. Martin’s novel series A Song of Ice and Fire (1996- and Tales of Dunk and Egg (1998- under the light of Daniel Van Ness’ theory of restorative justice. This brand of justice is famed for its strong emphasis on the welfare of both parties (that is, victim and offender in the process of passing judgment, its manner of determining criminal restitution which usually involves conferences, gatherings and community service, and more importantly, its aversion to ‘punishment’ at all costs. In the title-mentioned works, it will be argued, however, George R. R. Martin depicts a world which shows extreme prejudice against most levels and forms of crime, an attitude which not only fails to heal the damage done by the criminal, but also results in even more damage.

  5. Comunicação, stress e estratégias de adaptação nos enfermeiros do Instituto Português de Oncologia de Coimbra de Francisco Gentil, EPE

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    Dissertação de mestrado em Medicina (Psiquiatria Cultural), apresentada à Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra Este trabalho surgiu da interrogação sobre a influência do comportamento comunicacional assertivo no cuidar. Pretendeu-se ainda estudar a interferência da vulnerabilidade ao stresse, as estratégias de adaptação e o apoio social percebido na adopção do comportamento comunicacional assertivo com os doentes e equipa multidisciplinar. O estudo do burnout também...

  6. In chains, yet prophetic! An African liberationist reading of the ...

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    Mar 23, 2015 ... The problem with the discourse on the apologetic historiography and political propaganda in .... Me sight corruption. Me sight starvation. Walking like a millionaire, 'cause you think you country is free. One thing you don't know, your country, he is ... the Gentiles, per se, but by the Gentiles – the Jews stirred.

  7. Sacramentum : Hugo van St.-Victor ([d.] 1141) en zijn invloed op de allegorische interpretatie van de liturgie en de sacramentele theologie vanaf 1140 tot aan Durandus van Mende ([d.] 1296)

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    Ypenga, Anko

    2002-01-01

    Den Ausgangspunkt fiir diese Studie bildet die allegorische Deutung von Personen und Dingen in der Domiine der Liturgie. Personen in der Liturgie sind keine gesteigerte Repräsentation des biblischen Christus. Die Dinge oder Sachen sind von Menschenhand geschaffen und deshalb nicht heilig. Die

  8. Massive calcium-activated endocytosis without involvement of classical endocytic proteins.

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    Lariccia, Vincenzo; Fine, Michael; Magi, Simona; Lin, Mei-Jung; Yaradanakul, Alp; Llaguno, Marc C; Hilgemann, Donald W

    2011-01-01

    We describe rapid massive endocytosis (MEND) of >50% of the plasmalemma in baby hamster kidney (BHK) and HEK293 cells in response to large Ca transients. Constitutively expressed Na/Ca exchangers (NCX1) are used to generate Ca transients, whereas capacitance recording and a membrane tracer dye, FM 4-64, are used to monitor endocytosis. With high cytoplasmic adenosine triphosphate (ATP; >5 mM), Ca influx causes exocytosis followed by MEND. Without ATP, Ca transients cause only exocytosis. MEND can then be initiated by pipette perfusion of ATP, and multiple results indicate that ATP acts via phosphatidylinositol-bis 4,5-phosphate (PIP(2)) synthesis: PIP(2) substitutes for ATP to induce MEND. ATP-activated MEND is blocked by an inositol 5-phosphatase and by guanosine 5'-[γ-thio]triphosphate (GTPγS). Block by GTPγS is overcome by the phospholipase C inhibitor, U73122, and PIP(2) induces MEND in the presence of GTPγS. MEND can occur in the absence of ATP and PIP(2) when cytoplasmic free Ca is clamped to 10 µM or more by Ca-buffered solutions. ATP-independent MEND occurs within seconds during Ca transients when cytoplasmic solutions contain polyamines (e.g., spermidine) or the membrane is enriched in cholesterol. Although PIP(2) and cholesterol can induce MEND minutes after Ca transients have subsided, polyamines must be present during Ca transients. MEND can reverse over minutes in an ATP-dependent fashion. It is blocked by brief β-methylcyclodextrin treatments, and tests for involvement of clathrin, dynamins, calcineurin, and actin cytoskeleton were negative. Therefore, we turned to the roles of lipids. Bacterial sphingomyelinases (SMases) cause similar MEND responses within seconds, suggesting that ceramide may be important. However, Ca-activated MEND is not blocked by reagents that inhibit SMases. MEND is abolished by the alkylating phospholipase A(2) inhibitor, bromoenol lactone, whereas exocytosis remains robust, and Ca influx causes MEND in cardiac myocytes

  9. The sperm of Hylodinae species (Anura, Leptodactylidae ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences; Volume 31; Issue 3. The sperm of Hylodinae species (Anura, Leptodactylidae): Ultrastructural characteristics and their relevance to interspecific taxonomic relationships. O Aguiar-Jr A A Giaretta S M Recco-Pimentel. Articles Volume 31 Issue 3 September 2006 pp 379-388 ...

  10. Isolamento e caracterização de microrganismos endofíticos de Maytenus ilicifolia Mart. ex Reiss. por meio de marcadores RAPD e seu potencial farmacológico /

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    Pileggi, Sonia Alvim Veiga

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    Orientadora : Chirlei Glienke-Blanco Co-orientadora : Ida Chapaval Pimentel Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Genética. Defesa: Curitiba, 2006 Inclui bibliografia

  11. Non-native plants and adaptive collaborative approaches to ecosystem restoration [Chapter 8

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    John Schelhas; James H. Miller; Jeanne C. Chambers

    2012-01-01

    Non-native invasive plant species (NNIPS) pose a serious socio-ecological challenge due to their potential to replace and damage critical human-sustaining ecosystems (OTA 1993; Mack et al. 2000; Pimentel 2002). The impacts of non-native species are widespread and significant - altering ecosystem structure and function, threatening other species, and imposing human...

  12. Chromosome analysis of five Brazilian species of poison frogs ...

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    Dendrobatidae). Acta Zool. (Stockholm) 85, 21–28. Aguiar O., Carvalho K. A., Giaretta A. A. and Recco-Pimentel. S. M. 2004b Cytogenetics of Hylodes and Crossodactylus species. (Anura, Leptodactyliade), with comments on Hylodinae/ Den- drobatidae relationships. Genetica 121, 43–53. Bogart J. P. 1991 The influence of ...

  13. Adaptive collab orative restoration: a key concept in invasive plant management

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    James H. Miller; John. Schelhas

    2009-01-01

    Nonnative invasive species (NNIS) present a severe human dilemma due to their collective threat of replacing and damaging human sustaining ecosystems (U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment 1993; Mack et al. 2000; Pimentel 2002). Rapid developments in global trade have caught governments and their regulatory agencies unaware and...

  14. UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DO SUDOESTE DA BAHIA

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    TALLITA ROCHA

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    Mar 30, 2016 ... heliotropiifolius) based on molecular markers. Tallita de Oliveira Rocha. 1. , Janaina Silva Freitas. 1,2 ... well as the absence of molecular genetic diversity estimates for C. heliotropiifolius, the objective of this study ..... Árvore 28:733-738. Pimentel KGM, Castro CC (2009). Biologia reprodutiva de Croton.

  15. The preliminary urban missionary outreach of the apostle Paul as referred to in Acts 13�14

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    Muthuphei A. Mutavhatsindi

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    Full Text Available The objective of this article is to deal precisely and systematically with the preliminary urban missionary outreach of the apostle Paul as referred to the book of Acts, chapters 13�14. This article covers an ample spectrum of Paul�s mission work together with his companions. The book of Acts gives us a full exposition of the Holy Spirit as the primary agent of mission. The Holy Spirit led the church in Antioch of Syria in the dedication of Paul and Barnabas for their mission work which was specifically to the Gentiles as the Jews who were given the first preference rejected the Gospel (Ac 13:46. Christ in Acts 9:15 indicated his intention of choosing Paul as his chosen vessel to bear his name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel, and this commission of Paul to the Gentiles was also referred to in Acts 22:21. The result of the apostles� propagation of the Word of God was that many Gentile people from different cities repented and became Christians. Although the apostles encountered many challenges and opposition, their initial campaign ended in a good mode, as they experienced the wonderful works of God to the Gentiles as God had opened a door of faith (salvation among the Gentiles.Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: This article deals with missiological issues as it refers to Paul, who together with his crew encountered many challenges in their mission work like an opposition, expulsion, exaltation, stoning and so on. Even though they faced those challenges, they did not evacuate their responsibility of propagating the Word of God in different metropolitan areas. Thus where the element of �perseverance of the saints� of the Reformed Dogmatics comes in.

  16. Illustrations

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    Tav. I – Lex finium (di età flavia ?) di Fuentes de Ropel (Zamora, Spagna). – Foto : gentile concessione del Museo de Zamora, Spagna, inv. n. 87/20/1. Tav. II – La pianta di una erogazione acquaria, un tempo in S. Maria del priorato (Aventino), Roma, secondo R. Fabretti (De aquis, Roma 1680). Tav. III – Pianta (proveniente da Roma, probabilmente) del Museo di Perugia. – Foto : per gentile concessione della Soprintendenza Arch. dell’Umbria. Tav. IV – La « pianta di Via della Polveriera » (C...

  17. Iron dextran in the treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia of pregnancy

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    deficiency anaemia were randomly allocated to two treatment groups. Group A received the usual recom. mended dose of iron dextran (Imferon; Fisons) and group 8 received two-thirds of the recommended dose. A further 30 patients ...

  18. First records of sponge-associated Actinomycetes from two coastal ...

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    First records of sponge-associated Actinomycetes from two coastal sponges from Mauritius. Sandeep Shivram Beepat, Chandani Appadoo, Daniel Edgard Pierre Marie, Shamimtaz Bibi Sadally, Jose Pavao Mendes Paula, Kannan Sivakumar, Rashmi Ragothama Rao, Maryam Salah ...

  19. Towards the continuum limit of the lattice Landau gauge gluon propagator

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    Oliveira, O.; Silva, P. J.

    2011-01-01

    The infrared behaviour of the lattice Landau gauge gluon propagator is discussed, combining results from simulations with different volumes and lattice spacings. In particular, the Cucchieri-Mendes bounds are computed and their implications for D(0) discussed.

  20. 21 CFR 872.3570 - OTC denture repair kit.

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    ...) MEDICAL DEVICES DENTAL DEVICES Prosthetic Devices § 872.3570 OTC denture repair kit. (a) Identification... powder and liquid glues, that is intended to be applied permanently to a denture to mend cracks or breaks...

  1. Molecular marker screening of peanut ( Arachis hypogaea L ...

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    Molecular marker screening of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) germplasm for Meloidogyne arenaria resistance. V Carpentieri-Pipolo, M Gallo-Meagher, DW Dickson, DW Gorbet, M de Lurdes Mendes, SG Hulse de Souza ...

  2. Review of Invasive Riparian Trees that Impact USACE Ecosystem Restoration Projects

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    species in the United States. Ecological Economics 52: 273-288. Pimentel, D. R., L. Lach, R. Zuniga, and D. Morrison. 2000. Environmental and...Center (ERDC), Environmental Laboratory (EL) developed this technical note to describe invasive woody trees and shrubs that negatively affect USACE...and location thresholds in which funds should be spent to control invasive woody plants; (3) determine the most efficient and ecologically -effective

  3. The United States Experience with the Exotic Cerambycid Anoplophora glabripennis: Detection, Quarantine, and Control

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    Robert A. Haack; Therese M. Poland; Rui-Tong Gao

    2000-01-01

    It is estimated that there are at least 4500 exotic (non-indigenous) organisms currently established in the United States(US) (US Congress 1993) and possibly as many as 50,000 (Pimentel et al. 2000). Of the many exotic organisms now in the US, more than 400 are insects that feed on trees and shrubs.(Haack and Byler 1993, Mattson et al. 1994, Niemela and Mattson 1996)....

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    Items 51 - 100 of 110 ... Ferdausi, D · Fernandes, George Pimentel · Fernandes, Sara · Fernandez-Arche, MA · Fernando, WS · Fernández-Martín, Karla · Fernández-Zuñiga, Eunice A. Fett, Carlos Alexandre · Fett, Waléria Christiane Rezende · Fidahusein, DS · Figueiredo, Claudia · Filali, Ayoub · Fleischer, TC · Fleischer, TC

  5. The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center: Global Emerging Infections Surveillance & Response System, FY 2010

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    Paraguay, Venezuela, and Colombia . The NAMRU-6 and GEIS partnership began in 1999 US AIR FORCE SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE (USAFSAM), SAN ANTONIO...discovery) • Examine the effectiveness of non- pharmaceutical interventions (e.g. temperature screening, hand-washing, cohorting, environmental/air...2009. 4. Abdel Maksoud M, Abdel Rahman B, Wasfy M, Earhart K, House B, Pimentel G, El Said M, and Dueger E. In Vitro Antibiotic Susceptibility Profiles

  6. Actes de présence : Presence in fascist political culture

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    Peters, Rik

    2006-01-01

    In order to discuss the notion of presence, I explore Fascist Italy as an example of a presence-based culture. In the first part of this paper, I focus on the doctrines of "the philosopher of Fascism," Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944), in order to show that his programme of cultural awakening revolves

  7. Religion and covenantal praxis in first century Judeanism ...

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    It focuses on socialization into the three social domains of the Temple, the synagogue and the home. In these domains, Judean ethnic identity was dominated by the requirements of the Torah. At the same time the presence of Romans, the Herodians and the Gentiles within the ancestral land helped shape Judean identity ...

  8. Online archives of Science

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    CERN Library has enabled a trial access to the online archives of Science, starting in 1880, until 26 June. You are welcome to test this resource at http://www.sciencemag.org/archive/ Please contact Anne.Gentil-Beccot@cern.ch, for any feedback.

  9. Online archives of Science

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    CERN Library has enabled till 26th June 2009 a trial access to the online archives of Science, starting in 1880. You are welcome to test this resource at http://www.sciencemag.org/archive/ Please contact mailto:Anne.Gentil-Beccot@cern.ch, for any feedback to share.

  10. I'm okay, you're not okay: Constancy of character and Paul's ...

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    I'm okay, you're not okay: Constancy of character and Paul's understanding of change in his own and Peter's behaviour. E Stewart. Abstract. Paul argues in Galatians 2:11–14 that Peter was guilty of hypocrisy because he had withdrawn from eating with Gentiles in Antioch. Paul's argument is best understood through the ...

  11. C S Srivatsan

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. C S Srivatsan. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 66 Issue 3 March 2006 pp 485-494 Research Articles. Gentile statistics and restricted partitions · C S Srivatsan M V N Murthy R K Bhaduri · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. In a recent paper (Tran et al, ...

  12. Constancy of character and Paul's understanding of change in his ...

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    Nov 21, 2010 ... Department of New. Testament Studies of the. Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria,. South Africa. This article was initially presented as a paper at the International ..... which it was eaten were primarily oriented toward Gentile practices. ... 2:11–14. Nanos' interpretation does not make Peter look.

  13. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. Volume 4, 1976.

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    Keogh, Jack, Ed.; Hutton, Robert S., Ed.

    EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCES REVIEWS is a journal, published once per year, in which reviews of research concerning biological, biomechanical, behavioral, and kinesiological aspects of human movement and performance are published. This book contains the following articles: (1) Organizational Processes in Motor Control, by A. M. Gentile and J.…

  14. Sublethal Effects of Diesel on Total Protein Levels and Cholesterol ...

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    Michael Horsfall

    Effect of cadmium and nickel exposure on haematological parameters of common carp,. Cyprinus carpio. L. Acta Ichthyological et. Piscatoria, 35(1): 29-38. Carbioch, L., Dauvin, J. C. and Gentil, F. (1977). Preliminary observation on pollution of the seabed and disturbance of sublitoral communities in Northern Brittany by oil ...

  15. Red Son Rising.

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    Arnold, Adele R.

    Among the Native Americans, few tribes were as warlike as the Apaches of the Southwest. The courage and ferocity of Apache warriors like Geronimo, Cochise, Victorio, and Mangas Coloradas is legendary. Based on a true story, this book is about an Apache boy who was captured by an enemy tribe and sold to a white man. Carlos Gentile, a photographer…

  16. Supplementary data: Genetic diversity among old Portuguese bread ...

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    Table 1. Passport data of the old Portuguese bread wheat cultivars (2n = 6x = 42;. AABBDD). Cultivar passport code Botanical variety. Cultivar name. 1 milturum. Alentejano. 23 milturum. Eborense. 33 milturum. Galego Rapado. 51 milturum. Mocho de Espiga Ruiva. 4 lutescens. Almadense. 34 lutescens. Gentil Rosso. 48.

  17. Food habits of Northern Goshawks nesting in south central Wyoming

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    John R. Squires

    2000-01-01

    Northern Goshawks (Accipiter gentiles) nesting in south central Wyoming consumed at least 33 species of prey; 14 were mammals and 19 were birds. Based on percent occurrence in regurgitated pellets, dominant (>10% frequency) prey species included: red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus; present in 50% of pellets), Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus; 34...

  18. Fiedler on the Roof: Essays on Literature and Jewish Identity.

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    Fiedler, Leslie

    This collection of lectures and articles was occasioned by the author's 70th birthday and his many decades of teaching in the English departments at the University of Montana and at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he is the self-proclaimed "apostle to the gentiles." The book explores the often conflicting paradox of…

  19. Society and the Soldier’s Soul: Is the Warrior’s Purification Ritual Needed or Possible in Modern America

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    Killing is evil, but killing a human designated as the enemy is necessary, and therefore, good. The inability to reconcile this quasi- paradox is felt...Presidents’ birthdays (feast days); and ‘from many one’ and ‘in God we trust’ (mantras). See Gentile for discussion. 78 Hook and Spanier, Foreign Policy

  20. Job Language Performance Requirements for MOS 16P. Short Range Air Defense Artillery Missile Crewman.

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    CONDITIONS: Givtn any requirement to produce b mitten re#rt STANDARDS: 100% legible written content I TASK NUMBER AND TITLE 441-16P-1001 Apply the four- lift...fcreign forward"- ( .1 rully gentile has head heart heartbeat high hold immediately important infants inserting interlace kept less (es likely lips

  1. Contesting history and identity formation in Paul and in South Africa ...

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    This study compares dynamics in the contestation of history and identity between Paul to post-1994 white Afrikaners in South Africa. In reference to Paul, I am interested in how the followers of the nascent Hellenistic Gentile Christian movement claimed legitimacy as the true Jews, usurping the monopoly of the identity 'true ...

  2. The Blessing of Abraham: Seeking an Interpretive Link between ...

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    God promised to bless not only Abraham, in Genesis 12:1-3, but to also bless all the families of the earth through him. And in Galatians 3:13-14, Paul relates this blessing as being bestowed upon the Gentiles through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Many prosperity preachers interpret the Abrahamic ...

  3. A clash of symbolic universes: Judeanism vs Hellenism

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    die than eat pork (Sanders 1992:239). According to Philo, when his delegation was in conversation with Emperor Caligula, they were interrupted with the abrupt and irrelevant question: “Why do you refuse to eat pork?” (Embassy. 361). The separation between Judeans and Gentiles was made stronger based on the belief ...

  4. The Matthean community according to the beginning of his gospel ...

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    The social setting of the Gospel according to Matthew remains a much debated issue. The theory of a gentile setting with historical roots within Judaism was met with much opposition in recent times. The expression “the parting of the ways” as introduced by Dunn and popularised by Stanton effectively marks this discussion.

  5. Joint Force Quarterly. Number 34, Spring 2003

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    Callahan • John E. Campbell • Steven L. Canby Charles N. Cardinal • Ted Galen Carpenter • Nevin P. Carr, Jr. • Luiz Paulo Macedo Carvalho • Lawrence E...Norman Friedman • Markus V. Garlauskas • David P. Garner • Harold W. Gehman, Jr. Dietrich Genschel • Gian P. Gentile • D.M. Giangreco • Douglas M

  6. A partial preterist understanding of Revelation 12-13 within an ...

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    To solve these conflicting opinions, intertextual views are applied to Rev. 12-13. We have observed that two main intertextual tensions arise. These are the conflict between John's intertextuality and that of his audiences on the one hand, and on the other hand, the different views held by the Jewish Christians and the Gentile ...

  7. 17 JOHN 12,20-22 AS A MISSIONARY TEXT: AN EXEGETICAL ...

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    gentile nations. Our investigation must of necessity commence with an effort to contextualize our text. ... With the coming of the Greeks, John sets the stage for the journey towards the passion through which Jesus would draw all to himself. The Greeks' visit is .... Like Caiaphas in John 11,49-50 they tend to say more than they ...

  8. Kerklike tug volgens 1 Korintiërs 5 en 6 | Engelbrecht | HTS ...

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    Ecclesiastical discipline according to 1 Cor 5 & 6. According to Paul the believers in Jesus Christ form a community, being in certain aspects completely different from Jews or Gentiles. In order to be what they in principle already are, and for the ultimate benefit of the offenders, ecclesiastical discipline should be applied by ...

  9. Historicism and Fascism in Modern Italy

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    Peters, Rik

    This paper discusses David Roberts's latest book in which he seeks to throw some light on urgent postmodern historiographical issues from the angle of Italian historicism, led by Benedetto Croce (1866-1952) and Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944). Focusing on the relationship between theory and practice,

  10. Development of a multifunctional envelope-type nano device and its application to nanomedicine.

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    Sato, Yusuke; Nakamura, Takashi; Yamada, Yuma; Harashima, Hideyoshi

    2016-12-28

    Successful nanomedicines should be based on sound drug delivery systems (DDS) the permit intracellular trafficking as well as the biodistribution of cargos to be controlled. We have been developing new types of DDS that are multifunctional envelope-type nano devices referred to as MENDs. First, we will focus the in vivo delivery of siRNA to hepatocytes using a YSK-MEND which is composed of pH-responsive cationic lipids. The YSK-MEND is capable of inducing efficient silencing activity in hepatocytes and can be used to cure mice that are infected with hepatitis C or B. The YSK-MEND can also be applied to cancer immunotherapy through the activation of immune cells by delivering different compounds such as cyclic-di-GMP, siRNA or alpha-galactosylceramide as a lipid antigen. The findings indicate that, as predicted, these compounds, when encapsulated in the YSK-MEND, can be delivered to the site of action and induced immune activation through different mechanisms. Finally, a MITO-Porter, a membrane fusion-based delivery system to mitochondria, is introduced as an organelle targeting DDS and a new strategy for cancer therapy is proposed by delivering gentamicin to mitochondria of cancer cells. These new technologies are expected to extend the therapeutic area of Nanomedicine by increasing the power of DDS, especially from the view point of controlled intracellular trafficking. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Late Paleozoic paleofjord in the southernmost Parana Basin (Brazil): Geomorphology and sedimentary fill

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    Tedesco, Julia; Cagliari, Joice; Coitinho, Julia dos Reis; da Cunha Lopes, Ricardo; Lavina, Ernesto Luiz Correa

    2016-09-01

    In the southernmost part of the Parana Basin, records of the late Paleozoic glaciation occur in a discontinuous form preserved in paleovalley systems excavated in the crystalline basement. This paper addresses one of these paleovalleys, the Mariana Pimentel, which extends over 60 km with NW-SE valley direction and a constant width of 2.5 km. With the objective of demonstrating that the paleovalley worked as a fjord during the glaciation period, its origin as well as sedimentary fill and morphology were analyzed. The paleovalley morphology was obtained through electrical resistivity (electrical sounding and lateral mapping) and mathematical modeling in four transverse sections. The morphology of the paleovalley documented by the U-shape, steady width, and high depth reaching up to 400 m are typical features of modern glacial valleys. The sedimentary facies that fill the base of the paleovalley, such as rhythmites and dropstones with thickness up to 70 m and diamictites with faceted pebbles (up to 5 m thick) are signs of its glacial origin. During the glaciation period, the paleovalley had a connection to the epicontinental sea located to the northwest, extended toward Namibia, and was excavated by glaciers from the highlands of this region. Thus, the evidence attests that the Mariana Pimentel paleovalley was a fjord during the late Paleozoic glaciation. The duration of the late Paleozoic glaciation (which is longer than the Quaternary glaciation), the apatite fission track that suggests erosion up to 4 km thick in the study area, and the lack of preserved hanging valleys in the Mariana Pimentel indicate that the paleovalley once featured a higher dimension. Furthermore, the existence of paleofjords excavated in the border of the basement corroborates the idea of small ice centers controlled by topography during the late Paleozoic glaciation.

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  13. L’assistente ingrato: accademia e coercizione

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    Attilio Scuderi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Ai tempi della famigerata Riforma Gentile (1923 della Scuola e dell’Università vigeva, sia pur in condizioni non poco differenti dall’oggi sul piano sociale e culturale, il Ruolo Unico della docenza universitaria. Ruolo Unico e concorso nazionale, direttamente gestito dal Ministro, il quale talora interveniva non poco pesantemente in scelte di indubbia delicatezza. Un caso celebre lo ricorda Leonardo Sciascia nel suo La scomparsa di Majorana; l’oggetto era il concorso a cattedra di Fisica Teorica con tre posti a bando in tutta Italia. La terna era già bella che decisa e forse Majorana prese gusto a far saltare i giochi (lui che si dilettava, con antesignano piglio interdisciplinare, in applicazioni della statistica nelle scienze sociali e nella fisica, presentandosi e mettendo in imbarazzo lo stesso Fermi; con l’effetto, nefasto, di far fuori il terzo vincitore in pectore, alias Giovanni Gentile junior.

  14. Inference and Relevance in Paul's Allegory of the Wild Olive Tree

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    Full Text Available Relevance theory accounts for Paul's preference for 'the wild olive' tree in using horticultural practices of grafting to symbolise his mission to the Gentiles. The olive tree facilitates inclusive imagery. The principle of ostensive inferential communication also accounts for the violation of horticultural conventions. Relevance juxtaposes God who calls and Israel that fails. The remnant as cultivated olive is the balance of this process. Relevance 'roots' the symbolism in election and the covenant as origins of Israel. Israel obtains eschatological relevance and significance. Gentile Christians are drawn into eschatological Israel. The church is rooted in continuity with the historical Israel. The juxtaposition of different readings renders all interpretation relative. Yet, changing the cognitive environment of its readers guarantees the relevance of exegetical discourse.

  15. Plan de marketing religioso para la iglesia de la parroquia de Santa Clara de Siena enla ciudad de Quito.

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    Bolaños Arévalo, María Belén

    2009-01-01

    En el Nuevo Testamento Pablo muestra que adapta su estilo a su público: "Me he hecho siervo de todos para ganar a mayor número. Cuando estoy con judíos, hablo como judío. Cuando estoy con gentiles, hablo como gentil. Cuando estoy con los débiles, hablo como débil" (1 Corintios 9 v22); mostrándonos que “¿El marketing? empezó con Jesús, hace ya 2000 años"1, cuando adaptaba sus mensajes y seleccionaba ejemplos relevantes según su público. En el mundo existen dos grandes multina...

  16. Canonical partition functions: ideal quantum gases, interacting classical gases, and interacting quantum gases

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    Zhou, Chi-Chun; Dai, Wu-Sheng

    2018-02-01

    In statistical mechanics, for a system with a fixed number of particles, e.g. a finite-size system, strictly speaking, the thermodynamic quantity needs to be calculated in the canonical ensemble. Nevertheless, the calculation of the canonical partition function is difficult. In this paper, based on the mathematical theory of the symmetric function, we suggest a method for the calculation of the canonical partition function of ideal quantum gases, including ideal Bose, Fermi, and Gentile gases. Moreover, we express the canonical partition functions of interacting classical and quantum gases given by the classical and quantum cluster expansion methods in terms of the Bell polynomial in mathematics. The virial coefficients of ideal Bose, Fermi, and Gentile gases are calculated from the exact canonical partition function. The virial coefficients of interacting classical and quantum gases are calculated from the canonical partition function by using the expansion of the Bell polynomial, rather than calculated from the grand canonical potential.

  17. Seis décadas de contato: transformações na subsistência xavante

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    Rafael José Navas da Silva

    2008-01-01

    Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar as transformações ocorridas a partir da introdução da agricultura mecanizada para produção de alimentos em uma comunidade indígena xavante. Buscou também compreender as relações existentes entre a sua cultura e os modos de obtenção de alimentos. A pesquisa desenvolveu-se na aldeia Wede´rã, localizada na Terra indígena Pimentel Barbosa/MT. Foi utilizado o método qualitativo, com entrevistas, observação participante, conversas e desenhos. Pôde-se verifi...

  18. Energy and the agroeconomic complexity of Ethiopia

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    Karakatsanis, Georgios

    2016-04-01

    Since the Industrial Revolution, modern agriculture has transformed from a net energy supplier to a net energy user, via the extensive use fossil fuels -that substituted solar energy inputs- and petroleum derivative products (fertilizers) (Pimentel and Pimentel 2008; Woods et al. 2010). This condenses a significant overview of agricultural energetics, especially for economies set on their first stage of development, growth and economic diversification, such as Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the Blue Nile's most upstream country, constituting a very sensitive hydroclimatic area. Since 2008, Ethiopian agriculture experiences a boost in energy use and agricultural value-added per worker, due to the rapid introduction of oil-fueled agricultural machinery that increased productivity and allowed crop diversification. Agriculture in Ethiopia accounts for ~82% of its total exports, ~45% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and ~75% of its total labor force. In addition, Ethiopia's agricultural sector is equipped with a set of new financial tools to deal with hydroclimatic extremes, like the 1983-85 droughts that deteriorated its crop output, causing a devastating famine. In fact, Ethiopia's resilience from the (most) recent drought (2015-16) has been remarkable. These facts signify that Ethiopia satisfies the necessary conditions to become a regional agritrade gravity center in the Blue Nile, granted that the dispersion of agricultural trade comprises a primary tool for securing food supply. As gravity equations have been used to model global trade webs (Tinbergen 1962), similar principles may apply to agritrade as well, for identifying emergent topological structures and supply chains. By examining the relation between energy inputs in agriculture with crop diversification and value-added chains of Ethiopia's agritrade, we could extract accurate information on the importance of energy for the country's agroeconomic complexity and regionalization trend across its first stages of

  19. Sistema de rastreo tridimensional de micro-partículas : aplicación en el rastreo de espermatozoides al nado libre /

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    Pimentel Cabrera, Jaime Arturo

    2013-01-01

     tesis que para obtener el grado de Doctorado en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación, presenta Jaime Arturo Pimentel Cabrera ; tutor principal de tesis Gabriel Isaac Corkidi Blanco. 120 páginas : ilustraciones. Doctorado en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2013 Posgrado en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación

  20. Transformational Impact of Digital Natives on Cultures, Commerce and Societies

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    2010-04-08

    Jono Bacon, The Art of Community (ibid.) o Digital renaissance of people learning and making things locally? 2.6.2.2.3 Creativity...Rosser, J., Lynch, P., Haskamp, L., Yalif, A., Gentile, D. & Giammaria, L. (2004). Are  video game players better at laparoscopic  surgery ?   Small, G

  1. Etude et modélisation du comportement électrique des transistors MOS fortement submicroniques

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    Prégaldiny , Fabien

    2003-01-01

    Membres du jury : Pr Jean-Louis Balladore (ULP), Pr Christian C. Enz (EPFL), Pr Pierre Gentil (INPG), Pr Daniel Mathiot (ULP), Pr Christophe Lallement (ULP), Dr Jean-Michel Sallese (EPFL).; Accurate MOS transistor modeling for circuit design and simulation is a constant challenge due to the continuously evolving of CMOS technology. The objective of this thesis is on the one hand to study the main effects resulting from MOSFET miniaturization and on the other hand to propose simple and origina...

  2. Virtuelle Nothilfe - Ein Experiment zum Effekt von virtueller Hilfe, Gewalt und Nothilfe auf Hilfe- und Gewaltverhalten

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    Mohseni, M. Rohangis

    2013-01-01

    Eine aktuelle Meta-Analyse von Anderson et al. (2010) zeigt, dass Gewaltverhalten in Computerspielen das Gewaltverhalten im realen Leben erhöht, während es prosoziales Verhalten verringert. Daneben führen einige Studien von Greitemeyer und Osswald (2010) sowie von Gentile et al. (2009) zu der Schlussfolgerung, dass das Hilfeverhalten in Computerspielen das Hilfeverhalten im realen Leben erhöht. Bisher gibt es aber keine Studien, die die kombinierte Wirkung von Gewalt und Hilfe in Computerspie...

  3. STRATIGRAPHIC AND CHRONOLOGIC FRAMEWORK OF THE UPPER MIOCENE CESSANITI SUCCESSION (VIBO VALENTIA, CALABRIA, ITALY

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    ANTONELLA CINZIA MARRA

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available This study revises the mammal-bearing stratigraphic succession of Cava Gentile, near Cessaniti (Calabria, southern Italy, with the aim of dating the Late Miocene fossiliferous succession by the integration of mammal biochronology with sedimentology, magnetostratigraphy and marine biostratigraphy. Since the first discovery of mammal remains at Cessaniti, the chronological framework of the sedimentary succession was based on the biochronological significance of the mammal assemblage and on the biostratigraphic characterisation of the capping unit. Chronological control of the sedimentary succession and the age range of the mammal faunal assemblage at Cessaniti is now possible by combining the mammal biochronological constraints with biostratigraphy and the characterisation of the magnetostratigraphy of the sedimentary succession. Our study allows the conclusion that: i an overall transgressive trend is recorded at the late Tortonian succession of the Capo Vaticano area, with locally different depositional trends; ii the late Tortonian transgression was punctuated by minor episodes of forced regression, as attested by soils and fluvial deposits intercalated within the Cava Gentile succession (documented here for the first time; iii the relative sea level rises that characterised these sedimentation patterns allowed accumulation of marine and terrestrial fossils in specific transgressive horizons; iv the combination of palaeomagnetic data and biostratigraphic analyses, together with the biochronological constraints offered by the Cessaniti mammal assemblage, allows the assignment of the basal unit of the Cessaniti (Cava Gentile succession to the normal Chron C4n (8.1–7.5 Ma; and v the maximum range of the Cessaniti land mammal assemblage from Cava Gentile is about 1 Ma, bracketed between 8.1 and 7.2 Ma.

  4. El Estado, sus fines y su relación con el Derecho. La perspectiva de Felice Battaglia

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    Anzalone, Angelo

    2013-01-01

    Estado, sociedad, Derecho, juridicidad. Se trata de los principales conceptos que preocupan las corrientes idealistas alemanas y, en un segundo momento, las corrientes neo idealistas italianas. Siguiendo la estela de Hegel, Gentile y Croce, son los dos grandes pensadores italianos que han querido presentar el Estado como autentica categoría espiritual. Entre el 1940 y el 1970, en Italia, aparecen una serie de autores que, sin abandonar del todo sus originarias posturas, pretenderán ¿depurar¿ ...

  5. The Origins of Marshal Lyautey’s Pacification Doctrine in Morocco From 1912 to 1925

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    2010-06-11

    with the Catholic religion from which he received in full faith last rites , profoundly respectful of the ancestral traditions and the Moslem religion...to escape the journalists and the photographers. Announced in the church Saint Honoré d’ Eylau, in Paris, the marriage was actually celebrated in...their passage cardboard villages and artificial works.”148 These reproaches are still extant today among some commentators, like Gentile, who

  6. Regulation of Islamic art in confessional policy of Catherine II (on materials of the Tyumen region)

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    Yulia A. Bortnikova; Olga N. Naumenko; Evgeny A. Naumenko

    2016-01-01

    Prevention of the religious conflicts and Islamic extremism, education of confessional tolerance, – these and other questions became the most actual political and scientific problem now. Art reflects outlook of people and is an ideological lever on society. In article the policy on use of Islamic art for education of confessional tolerance is analyzed. This policy began by Catherine II in 1773, had the content of reform and extended on religious art and architecture of all gentiles in the Rus...

  7. The Mechanisms and Effects of the Plant Activation of Chemicals in the Environment

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    teratogenic effects, precipitate coronary disease, produce mutations involving germinal cells, or cause mutations in somatic cells that may become...113:173-215. 17 Means, J.C., M.J. Plewa and J.M. Gentile. 1988. Assessment of the mutagenicity of Fractions from s-triazine treated Zea mays . Mutation...hydroxylase. Peroxidase may be a minor pathway. The activation of m-phenylenediamine was inhibited by diethyldithiocarbamate, (+)-catechin, methimazole

  8. How Should The US Adapt Its Military Doctrine To Be Able TO Fight A Peer Competitor

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    armed states. Currently, US forces are psychologically unprepared to do so. This is partly due to U.S. strategic culture and partly a legacy of the...the American Way of War (New York: Colombia University Press, 2008), 195. 8. Quoted in Colonel Gian Gentile, Wrong Turn: America’s Deadly Embrace of...the American Way of War. New York: Colombia University Press, 2008. Mearsheimer, John J. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, New York: W. W. Norton

  9. Pray for Peace. Prepare for War...and Stability Operations

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    125 Instead, he continues, “war is about fighting”.126 This idea held particular prominence during the cold war, and especially following Vietnam...lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, to ensure that those ideas codified in doctrine are appropriate. Finally, while the Army embarks upon...Manual: A Lasting Legacy in Today’s Counterinsurgency Warfare,” Historia 21 (2012): 54-62. 148 Gentile, “The Imperative for an American General

  10. Interface Superconductivity in Graphite- and CuCl-Based Heterostructures

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    PAULO -BRAZIL 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER 9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC...Campinas-UNICAMP. Adress: Rua Sergio Buarque de Holanda, 777, cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz, Campinas-São Paulo -Brazil (zip code: 13083-859) Grant...Brandt et al., JETP Lett. 27, 37 (1978). [4] A. L. Gentile , Appl. Phys. Lett. 9, 237 (1966). [5] C. Dikavar et al., Solid State Comm. 34, 385 (1980

  11. A gentilion hypothesis for quark colours

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    Cattani, M.S.D.; Fernandes, N.C.

    1984-01-01

    Extendind the Noether's theorem it is possible to identify the colour quantum numbers with the eigenvalue of a S sup((3)) algebra invariant. In the gentilion approximation, the composition of the coloured S sup((3)) with the symmetric quark model seems to constitute in an exact symmetry of the nature. Some general properties related with the observationality in Quantum Mechanics are also approached and the Gentile statistical universality is asserted. (L.C.) [pt

  12. Microbial Metabolism and Inhibition Studies of Phenobarbital

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    characterize the pharmacokinetics of potential drugs in man. This type of work requires selective ..... of diclofenac. Saudi. Pharm. J. 1996; 4: 165-. 169. 17. Diez D, Sanchez JM, Rodilla JM, Rocha PM, Mendes. RS, Paulino C, Marcos IS, Basabe P, Urones. JG. Microbial hydroxylation of sclarelol by. Rhizopus stolonifer.

  13. Role-Identity Salience, Purpose and Meaning in Life, and Well-Being among Volunteers

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    Thoits, Peggy A.

    2012-01-01

    Theoretically, the more important a role-identity is to a person, the more it should provide a sense of purpose and meaning in life. Believing one's life to be purposeful and meaningful should yield greater mental and physical well-being. These hypotheses are tested with respect to the volunteer role, specifically, Mended Hearts visitor, in which…

  14. The Mayor of Casterbridge

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    Hardy, Thomas

    2005-01-01

    Drunk and bitter at the world, the young Michael Henchard sells his wife to a sailor at Weydon Priors fair. The next morning he vows to give up drink and mend his terrible ways. Twenty years later he is mayor of Casterbridge, a rich and important figure who little suspects the past is about to rear

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    Nov 13, 2012 ... works injuries reduced appreciably after introduction of laws restricting sales of fireworks devices and ban- ning their use by children. Recommendations: It is recom- mended that parents play a greater role in controlling the activities of their children during festivities. The government and police should also.

  16. 439 An International Multi-Disciplinary Journal, Ethiopia Vol. 4 (1 ...

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    Findings indicate that the teachers are aware of the philosophy and ethics in home economics and to some extent; they are applying them to maintain their professionalism. However, the adherence t o principles of clothing with regards to practical work in choosing clothes, sewing or mending them and how students are to.

  17. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science - Vol 15, No 1 (2016)

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    Sandeep Shivram Beepat, Chandani Appadoo, Daniel Edgard Pierre Marie, Shamimtaz Bibi Sadally, Jose Pavao Mendes Paula, Kannan Sivakumar, Rashmi ... The benthos and ichthyofauna of Baixo São João, Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve, southern Mozambique · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL ...

  18. African Journal of Neurological Sciences - Vol 36, No 1 (2017)

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    Les formes psychiatriques des hematomes sous-duraux chroniques. Abdoulaye Hima-Maiga, Essossinam Stephane Kpelao, Mamadou Habib Thiam, Anthony Katanga Beketi, Abd-El Kader Moumouni, Saliou Salifou, Mohamed Maniboliot Soumah, Victorino Mendes, Magatte Gaye, Youssoupha Sakho, Mamadou Lamine ...

  19. Metafoor, teologíe, verbeelding: 'n Postmoderne beskouing

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    mend in die literatuurwetenskap), baie versigtig vir Habermas behoort te wees, word hierdie argument, dat metafoorteologie en verbeeldingsaansprake bewustelike postmoderne konstituente is, versigtig en met eerlike voorbehoud aangebied: En wel sonder Habermas. Die 'postmoderne beskouing' waarvan daar in die ...

  20. The Making of Self-Monitoring Asthma Patients

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    Langstrup, Henriette; Winthereik, Brit Ross

    2008-01-01

    the "real," the "situated" from the "scientific." A comparative ethnographic approach can help mend this split reality approach. We compare how the same internet-based self-monitoring tool for asthmatics was used in a general practice setting and in a randomized clinical study, and thereby show how...

  1. Evaluation of bacterial profile and biodegradation potential of ...

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    nitrogen and phosphorus) enrichment in .... series of four 2 L capacity plastic tanks with a working volume of 1.5 according to Mendes et al. (2006a). ... river as unsafe for domestic use (WHO, 1993) due to constant discharge of wastewater from ...

  2. Magnesium - distribution and basic metabolism

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    Magnesium is extensively distributed in soil, water and plants. It is essential for ehzymatic reactions requiring adenosine triphosphate, and the recom- mended dietary allowance in man is 5 - 10 mg/kg/d. About 50% of magnesium in man is stored ~n bone, where it is regulated by parathyroid hormone'and. 1,25(OHb-D3.

  3. Traditional use, phytochemistry and biological activities of ...

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    Thiago Pereira Chaves, Joanda Paolla Raimundo e Silva, Francinalva Dantas de Medeiros, José Hamilton da Costa Filho, Laianne Carla Batista Alencar, Cleildo Pereira Santana, Delcio de Castro Felismino, Karlete Vania Mendes Vieira, Ana Cláudia Dantas ...

  4. Simultaneous sorption of As, B, Cr, Mo and Se from coal fly ash leachates by Al(sup3+)-pillared bentonite clay: implication for the construction of activated geo-synthetic clay liner

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    Masindi, Vhahangwele

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    Full Text Available -analytical methods. Applied Geochemistry, 25, 1056-1069. Lapa, N., Barbosa, R., Lopes, M. H., Mendes, B., Abelha, P., Gulyurtlu, I. & Santos Oliveira, J. 2007. Chemical and ecotoxicological characterization of ashes obtained from sewage sludge combustion in a...

  5. Environmental Effects and Treatment Alternatives for Urea Runoff from Airfield De-Icing Operations.

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    1980-08-01

    which has a range in value of -1 to +1. 1 r = signifies perfect linear correlation; r=O signifies no correlation between the two variables. 5... acuatic life than ammonia, the possibility exists that this process could degrade rather than purify the water, and is therefore not recom- mended for

  6. Evaluation of a New Maintenance Concept for the Preservation of Highways

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    R. Dekker (Rommert); R.P. Plasmeijer; J.H. Swart

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    textabstractAsphalt roads are gradually deteriorating over time and need road mending to remain in a good state. Inspections are performed to obtain information about the current state of the road; when the damage achieves the established standards, the road is repaired through a maintenance action

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    Needless to say, I strongly recom- mend that all students of mathematics read this book. For the lay person, this is an excellent exposure to mathematics. For the undergraduate student this book serves as an introduction to many beautiful re- sults in mathematics and also an opportu- nity to learn about the rich history and.

  8. Plaadisoovitus

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    Uutest heliplaatidest Razorlight, lordi "The Arocalypse", Marie Fredriksson "Min Bäste Vän", Muse "Black Holes & Revelations", Lily Allen "Alright, Still", "Just1 Hits", "Summer Jam 2006", "On The Beach. Vol 2", "Zero 7", "Ultimate Dance", Sergio Mendes "Pure Bossa Nova", Keane "Under The Iron Sea"

  9. Can a Canine Companion Modify Cardiac Autonomic Reactivity and Tone in PTSD

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    without pets (Allen, Blascovich, & Mendes, 2002) and extrapolating to a 4-5 BPM decrease in basal HR believed to be cardiologically significant (Jouven...American Journal of Cardiology , 103(2), 279-283. doi:S0002- 9149(08)01585-3 Jouven, X., Zureik, M., Desnos, M., Guerot, C., & Ducimetiere, P. (2001

  10. Language Can: Ensuring National Security through Effective Use of ...

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    This paper is one of such efforts to show that ineffective language use can threaten national security while effective use can enhance it. Language use in interpersonal relationship is like a double- edged sword. It can be used to destroy as well as be used to mend. The present democratic dispensation in Nigeria has been ...

  11. Chromosome numbers and meiotic analysis in the pre-breeding of ...

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    Aug 19, 2011 ... GLÉIA CRISTINA LAVERDE RICCI1, ALICE MARIA DE SOUZA-KANESHIMA1,. MARIANA FERRARI FELISMINO1, ANDREA BEATRIZ MENDES-BONATO1,. MARIA SUELY PAGLIARINI1∗ and CACILDA BORGES DO VALLE2. 1Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, State University of Maringá, ...

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    loweryield of raphia palm wine locally known as “white mimbo”. Planting spots ... quently. There is also need to clear the tall grass be- tween and around the plants. Most farmers recom- mend one or two clearing rounds. It is also in the wine- tapers interest to do ..... Kadomura, H. (1984) An observation of superficial deposits.

  13. Quality of Life and School Absenteeism in Children with Chronic Illness

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    Emerson, Natacha D.; Distelberg, Brian; Morrell, Holly E. R.; Williams-Reade, Jackie; Tapanes, Daniel; Montgomery, Susanne

    2016-01-01

    Objective: Children and adolescents with a chronic illness (CI) tend to demonstrate diminished physical and social functioning, which contribute to school attendance issues. We investigated the role of social and physical functioning in reducing school absenteeism in children participating in Mastering Each New Direction (MEND), a family-based…

  14. The search for particulate units of inheritance

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    2008-12-01

    Dec 1, 2008 ... even to the nontechnical reader, and is to be strongly recom- mended to all persons interested in how we came to under- stand the mysteries of heredity. It would also be a very useful adjunct to a basic course in genetics, or indeed to a course in the history and sociology of science. Even practicing ge-.

  15. Sellest, mis teiste eest varjatud / Rainer Sarnet

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    USA mängufilmid "Tabamatu ilu" (American Beauty") : režissöör Sam Mendes : 1999 ja "Õnn" ("Happiness") : režissöör Todd Solondz : 1998. Lisa : Aare Ermeli koostatud režissööride lühielulood

  16. "Big Society" in the UK: A Policy Review

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    Evans, Kathy

    2011-01-01

    Alongside the UK Coalition Government's historic public spending cuts, the "Big Society" has become a major narrative in UK political discourse. This article reviews key features of Big Society policies against their aims of rebalancing the economy and mending "Broken Britain", with particular reference to their implications…

  17. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science - Vol 2, No 1 (2003)

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    Combined Effects of Temperature and Salinity on Larval Development of the Mangrove Crab Parasesarma catenata Ortman, 1897 (Brachyura: Sesarmidae) · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. José Paula, Ricardo Nogueira Mendes, James Mwaluma, ...

  18. Chromosomal Fragmentation in "Escherichia Coli": Its Absence in "mutT" Mutants and Its Mechanisms in "seqA" Mutants

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    Rotman, Ella Rose

    2009-01-01

    Chromosomal fragmentation in "Escherichia coli" is a lethal event for the cell unless mended by the recombinational repair proteins RecA, RecBCD, and RuvABC. Certain mutations exacerbate problems that cause the cell to be dependent on the recombinational repair proteins for viability. We tested whether the absence of the MutT protein caused…

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    eighteen districts in the two endemic regions. These activities were based on the WHO recom- mended SAFE strategy with the use of Pfizer do- nated Azithromycin (Zithromax®) as the antibiotic of choice. These communities have benefited from full SAFE strategy using Pfizer donated. Zithromax® as the antibiotic of choice.

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    The Politics of Kidnapping of Oil Workers in Nigeria (restricted access). This data provides insights into how the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) seeks to frame insurgency as a form of protest. Impression management pervades kidnapping episodes. While insurgent commanders have succeeded ...

  1. Performance of Soil-Applied FeEDDHA Isomers in Delivering Fe to Soybean Plants in Relation to the Moment of Application

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    Schenkeveld, W.D.C.; Reichwein, A.M.; Bugter, M.H.J.; Temminghoff, E.J.M.; Riemsdijk, van W.H.

    2010-01-01

    FeEDDHA (iron(3+) ethylenediamine-N,N-bis(hydroxyphenylacetic acid) products are commonly applied to mend and prevent Fe deficiency chlorosis in soil-grown crops. Plants mainly take up Fe in the progressed vegetative and in the reproductive stages. This study examined which of the principal

  2. The tribe Dysoniini part IV: New species of Quiva Hebard, 1927 (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae) from Brazilian rainforest and some clarifications.

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    Cadena-Castañeda, Oscar J; Mendes, Diego Matheus De Mello; Sovano, Rafael S Da Silva

    2015-06-10

    Two new species of the genus Quiva: Quiva buhrnheimi n. sp. and Quiva gutjahrae n. sp. from Brazilian Amazon are described. Determinations for distributional data previously published by Sovano & Mendes (2013) are clarified and the synonymy of Ituana dorisae under Q. abacata is confirmed. In this paper, an updated key to subgenus Quiva is provided.

  3. Mobilization of Neural Precursors in the Circulating Blood of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

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    cells in patients with liver cirrhosis. World J Gastroenterol 16:217-224. Gehling UM, Ergun S, Schumacher U, Wagener C, Pantel K, Otte M, Schuch G...cirrhosis. World J Gastroenterol 16:217-224. Gehling UM, Ergun S, Schumacher U, Wagener C, Pantel K, Otte M, Schuch G, Schafhausen P, Mende T, Kilic N

  4. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Gléia Cristina Laverde Ricci1 Alice Maria De Souza-Kaneshima1 Mariana Ferrari Felismino1 Andrea Beatriz Mendes-Bonato1 Maria Suely Pagliarini1 Cacilda Borges Do Valle2. Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, State University of Maringá, 87020-900 Maringá PR, Brazil; Embrapa Beef Cattle, P. O. Box 154, ...

  5. An Assessment of Roles of Security Agencies in Checkmating ...

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    ... the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), and the Jama'atul Alhul Sunnah Lidda'wati wal Jihad, popularly called Boko Haram. The study went further to discuss how insurgent activities of these groups have led to the militarisation ...

  6. Kuldmehikeste nominendid tänavu silmi ei pimesta / Margit Tõnson

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    Tõnson, Margit, 1978-

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    Lühiarvustused filmidele, mis kandideerivad Oscarile : Gus Van Santi "Milk", Sam Mendes'i "Mässajate tänav", Woody Alleni "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", Danny Boyle'i "Slummi miljonär", Clint Eastwoodi "Vahetus", Darren Aronofsky "Maadleja", David Fincheri "Benjamin Buttoni uskumatu elu". Andris Feldmanis lisab : Ron Howardi "Frost/Nixon", Stephen Daldry "Ettelugeja"

  7. Women fishing activities in rural communities of Epe Local ...

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    Women are not aware of fishery extension activities in the area and the fisherwomen faced different types of problems in their fishery activities. However, to improve fishery activities by women in the area, extension agents should organize training workshops for the women on how to construct and mend fishing nets and ...

  8. Refugee Education: Education for an Unknowable Future

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    Dryden-Peterson, Sarah

    2017-01-01

    Conflict and displacement are increasingly protracted, requiring rethinking of refugee education as a long-term endeavour, connected not only to the idea of return but to the ongoing nature of exile. In this essay, I examine how refugees conceptualize education and its role in creating certainty and mending the disjunctures of their trajectories…

  9. Fruit and vegetable consumption among community dwelling elderly in an Iranian population

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    Ali M Sabzghabaee

    2010-01-01

    Conclusions: Most elderly people consumed less than the recom-mended levels of fruits and vegetables. From the point of view of prevention of chronic disease, health education programs which targeted elderly people particularly for those at the risk of low consumption are needed and recommended.

  10. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 15, No 6 (2016)

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    Alaíde Silva Lemos, Vanessa Leopoldino Coelho Rodrigues, Marcus Vinícius Oliveira Barros de Alencar, Md. Torequl Islam, Raí Pablo Sousa de Aguiar, Ana Maria Oliveira Ferreira da Mata, Ricardo Melo de Carvalho, Márcia Fernanda Correia Jardim Paz, Chistiane Mendes Feitosa, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo- ...

  11. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    ... J R Pizzi W Prado Da Silva F Prino G Puddu C Quintans S Ramos L Ramello P Rato Mendes L Riccati A Romana P Saturnini H Santos E Scalas E Scomparin S Serci R Shahoyan F Sigaudo S Silva M Sitta P Sonderegger X Tarrago N S Topilskaya G L Usai E Vercellin L Villatte N Willis · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  12. "Murrayesque" Expressivism: A Deweyan Reconsideration of Contemporary Composition's Dangerous Dichotomies.

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    Jones, Don

    Like the narrator of Robert Frost's poem "Mending Wall," instructors need to ask what is being walled in and walled out of their composition programs when categories such as process vs. product, expressive, epistemic, current traditionalism, and social constructionism are constructed. When divisive categories prevent theorists from…

  13. Plaadid / Immo Mihkelson

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    Uutest plaatidest Chris Isaak "Always Got Tonight", Laurie Anderson "Live At Town Hall", Louis Armstrong "Now You Has Jazz", Marc Anthony "Mended", "Chill: Brasil", Universumi Direktorid "Räpane rock'n'roll", Kid Rock "Cocky", Red Hot Chili Peppers "By The Way"

  14. Perceived adherence barriers among patients failing second-line ...

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    DDI time delay. Until 2009, SA guidelines recom mended DDI as part of its second-line ART regimen. This required patients to take the medication one hour before eating. This time-delay was identified by one-third of patients and one key informant as a reason for treatment failure. 'You must leave [medication] for the hour.

  15. Los Angelese filmikriitikute lemmik on "The Insider" / Tambet Kaugema

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    Los Angelese Filmikriitikute Ühendus tegi teatavaks oma preemiad 1999.aasta filmikunstile : parim film "The Insider", režissöör Michael Mann; parim režissöör Sam Mendes ("American Beauty"), parim meesnäitleja Russell Crowe, parim naisnäitleja Hillary Swank

  16. Beyond Intellectual Property: Toward Traditional Resource Rights ...

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    He is Director of the Programme for Traditional Resource Rights of the Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society and a Fellow of Linacre College, ... Club's first "Chico Mendes Award for Outstanding Bravery in Defense of the Environment" and is one of the recipients of the United Nations "Global 500" award.

  17. Phytochemical screening, cytotoxicity and acute toxicity of Annona ...

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    Phytochemical screening, cytotoxicity and acute toxicity of Annona vepretorum Mart (Annonaceae) leaf extracts. Mariana G e Silva, Ana P de Oliveira, Camila de S Araújo, Érica M de Lavor, Juliane C Silva, Rosemairy L Mendes, Cláudia do Ó Pessoa, Marcília P Costa, Jackson R G da S Almeida ...

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    n mens dit net kan raaksien, die kwesbare en kordate ook, die ongeborgenheid en die prie- mende ontmaskerende blik ook—alles met. 'n onfeilbare poëtiese aanvoeling vir woord en ritme en versvorm weergegee. Hugo slaag daarin om ...

  19. Othermotherwork: "Testimonio" and the Refusal of Historical Trauma

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    Vega, Christine

    2018-01-01

    This paper is an "ofrenda" (offering), a "testimonio" (testimony) of the healing power of reconstituting severed relationships and reconstructing agentic creation stories in the pathology of soul-wounds where pictures and "cuentos" serve to mend genealogical traumas. This paper is a refusal of neglecting traumas, it…

  20. Elementary Continuum Mechanics for Everyone

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    numerical method, the finite element method, including means of mending inherent problems •An informal, yet precise exposition that emphasizes not just how a topic is treated, but discusses why a particular choice is made The book opens with a derivation of kinematically nonlinear 3-D continuum mechanics...

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    In R.J. Arnott and D. P. McMillen (eds),. A companion to urban economics. Maiden: Blackwell Publishing. Mends, T. M. and J. De Meijere (2006). A. Study of the institution of the customary land tenure system in the supply of property rights for urban development - An example of Ac- cra, Ghana. A paper presented at the 5th ...

  2. Unistuste ravi kontrollitud / Andris Feldmanis

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    Ameerika 2008.a. mängufilmist "Mässajate tänav" ("Revolutionary Road"), stsenarist Richard Yates'i samanimelise raamatu järgi Justin Haythe, režissöör Sam Mendes, operaator Roger Deakins, peaosades Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio

  3. Päästa enda sisemine hunt valla! / Tanel Veenre

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    Ameerika 2008.a. mängufilmist "Mässajate tänav" ("Revolutionary Road"), stsenarist Richard Yates'i samanimelise raamatu järgi Justin Haythe, režissöör Sam Mendes, peaosades Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio

  4. 76 FR 21223 - Civil War Sesquicentennial

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    2011-04-15

    ... serving in battles whose names reach across our history. The meaning of freedom and the very soul of our... secure in the rightness of his cause--brought a new birth of freedom to a country still mending its divisions. On this milestone in American history, we remember the great cost of the unity and liberty we now...

  5. Culture and religion in nursing: providing culturally sensitive care.

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    Mendes, Aysha

    Last month, Aysha Mendes discussed the impact on care of personal beliefs held by both nurses and patients. This month, she delves into the aspects of culture and religion, which form important pieces of this puzzle, as well as the importance of culturally appropriate care provision in nursing practice.

  6. Operational Design and ISR and Zombies or How Operational Design Can Help to Re-aggregate Joint ISR at the Theater and Component Levels

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    2010-04-01

    ISR architectures will go far in mending this disaggregation, but, as above, it is an on-going process. Finally, ISR is disaggregated systemically...Operational Art 1917-1936." Historical Perspectives of the Operational Art. Editors Michael D. Krause and R. Cody Phillips. Center of Military Hisotry

  7. Silent Spring, the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson's book.

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    Pimentel, David

    2012-09-27

    David Pimentel is a professor of ecology and agricultural sciences at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-0901. His Ph.D. is from Cornell University and had postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago, MIT, and fellowship at Oxford University (England). He was awarded a distinguished honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts. His research spans the fields of energy, population ecology, biological pest control, pesticides, sustainable agriculture, land and water conservation, livestock, and environmental policy. Pimentel has published more than 700 scientific papers and 37 books and has served on many national and government committees including the National Academy of Sciences; President's Science Advisory Council; U.S Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare; Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress; and the U.S. State Department. He is currently Editorial Advisor for BMC Ecology. In this article, he reflects on 50 years since the publication of Rachel Carson's influential book, Silent Spring.

  8. Kids just wanna have fun: Children's experiences of a weight management programme.

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    Watson, Libby A; Baker, Martyn C; Chadwick, Paul M

    2016-05-01

    To explore children's accounts of their experiences of the UK's largest childhood obesity programme, MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!) (See www.mendprogramme.org). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with children who had completed the MEND obesity programme. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Fourteen children spanning diverse areas of London comprised this study (eight male, six female), aged between 11 and 14 years and in secondary school. Participants were interviewed a year after completing one of the London-based MEND obesity programmes. This article focuses on the most common and striking theme to emerge from the original dataset (The complete analysis may be found in L. Watson, Unpublished doctoral thesis): Fun. Subthemes were: 'going with the flow'; active participation in activities that led to new experiences ('actually doing it' - seeing the fun side); the importance of others in the experience of fun ('you do games in unity' - 'it's not as fun on your own'). Children have fun when engaged in interactive and varied activities with opportunity for individual feedback and improvement. When designing childhood obesity programmes, conditions that optimise children's experience of fun should be emphasised over didactic and risk-heavy information pertaining to childhood obesity. What is already known on this subject? Continued growth in childhood obesity and its associated health problems, psychological effects, and economic burden make tackling childhood obesity a public health priority. Multicomponent lifestyle interventions to treat childhood obesity within the community have been shown to reduce overweight and obesity from pre- to post-treatment, increase self-esteem, and are found to be acceptable by parents. MEND is the most widely disseminated evidence-based programme of this kind in the United Kingdom. What does this study add? This study is the first qualitative study

  9. U-Pb SHRIMP and Sm-Nd geochronology of the paleoproterozoic Silvania magmatic arc in the neoproproterozoic Brasilia Belt, Goias, Central Brazil

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    Fischel, D.P.; Pimentel, M.M.; Fuck, R.A; Armstrong, R

    2001-01-01

    The Brasilia Belt is a large Neoproterozoic orogen formed along the western margin of the Sao Francisco/Congo Craton in central Brazil. It comprises: (i) a thick Meso-Neoproterozoic metasedimentary/sedimentary pile with eastward tectonic vergence; (ii) a large Neoproterozoic juvenile arc in the west (Goias Magmatic Arc); and (iii) a micro-continent (or exotic sialic terrain) formed by Archean rock units (the Crixas -Goias granitegreenstones) and associated Proterozoic formations (Almeida et al. 1981, Fuck et al. 1993,1994, Pimentel et al. 2000a, b). The sialic basement on which the Brasilia Belt sediments were deposited is poorly understood, despite being well exposed in some areas of Goias and Tocantins. Gneiss and volcano-sedimentary units form most of this basement. Early studies have suggested that these rock units are dominantly Archean ( Danni et al. 1982, Marini et al. 1984). However, recent Sm- Nd isotopic studies have indicated that most of them are Paleoproterozoic (Sato 1998, Pimentel et al. 1999a, 2000b). Granite gneiss to the south and east of the Barro Alto mafic-ultramafic layered complex has been dated at 2128+/- 15 Ma (Correia et al. 1997). Calc-alkaline granite gneiss from Almas-Dianopolis is dated at ca. 2.2-2.45 Ga old (U-Pb SHRIMP on zircon and titanite, Cruz et al. 2000). The latter is probably the western extension of Paleoproterozoic rocks which underlie the San Francisco Craton to the east of the northern part of the Brasilia Belt. In central Goias, a large part of the Brasilia Belt is underlain by high-grade metamorphic rocks known as the Anapolis-Itaucu Complex, together with surrounding greenschist to amphibolite facies Mesoto Neoproterozoic cover metasediments of the Araxa group. These rocks represent the main constituent of the internal zone of the Brasilia Belt (Fuck et al. 1994, Pimentel et al. 2000b). Between the Araxa Group, and the easternmost part of the Anapolis-Itaucu Complex a volcano-sedimentary association known as Silvania

  10. Prenatal antidepressant exposure and the risk of autism spectrum disorders in children. Are we looking at the fall of Gods?

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    Gentile, Salvatore

    2015-08-15

    Recent information suggests that antenatal exposure to psychotropics may impair child neurodevelopment. Thus, aim of this review is to examine systematically available literature investigating potential associations between prenatal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Medical literature published in English since 1988 identified using MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, and The Cochrane Library. Search terms: antidepressants, autism (spectrum disorders), childhood, children, neurodevelopment, pregnancy, SSRIs. Searches were updated until March 5, 2015. Six out of eight reviewed articles confirm an association between antenatal SSRI exposure and an increased risk of ASDs in children. However, the epidemiologic evidence on the link between prenatal SSRI exposure and ASD risk must still be cautiously interpreted, because of potential biases of analyzed research. Main limitations of reviewed studies include: lack of directly validated clinical evaluation, impossibility to identify women who really took the prescribed medications during pregnancy, no assessment of severity and course of symptoms in relation to the pregnancy, lack of information about unhealthy prenatal lifestyle behaviors. Despite such limitations, available data show that some signal exists suggesting that antenatal exposure to SSRIs may increase the risk of ASDs. Thus, there is an urgent need for further, large, well-designed research finalized to definitively assess the existence and the magnitude of this severe risk, thus confirming or denying that we are truly looking at "the fall of Gods", since for many years SSRIs have been considered the first-choice agents for treating antenatal depression (Gentile, 2014; Gentile, 2011a; Gentile, 2005). Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. All the young men gone: losing men in the gentrification of Australian nursing circa 1860-1899.

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    1996-12-01

    Men played an important role in nursing in colonial Australia. However the number of men undertaking nursing duties declined dramatically in the second half of the nineteenth century. Reasons for this are explored in relation to ramifications of the introduction of the Nightingale pattern of nurse training in Australia, which occurred within the Victorian ethos of gentility and decorum. In this context, nursing came to be seen as a calling that was natural and appropriate for women. The controlled, decorous ambience of nursing, its subservient relationship to medicine and the attractiveness to employers of female pay rates are all associated with the decline in male participation over this period.

  12. The quantum exodus jewish fugitives, the atomic bomb, and the holocaust

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    2012-01-01

    It was no accident that the Holocaust and the Atomic Bomb happened at the same time. When the Nazis came into power in 1933, their initial objective was not to get rid of Jews. Rather, their aim was to refine German culture: Jewish professors and teachers at fine universities were sacked. Atomic science had attracted a lot of Jewish talent, and as Albert Einstein and other quantum exiles scattered, they realized that they held the key to a weapon of unimaginable power. Convincedthat their gentile counterparts in Germany had come to the same conclusion, and having witnessed what the Nazis were

  13. O problema religioso como preâmbulo do idealismo italiano: das teses de Maurizio Viroli à religião da liberdade em Croce

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente artigo é analisar o quanto o chamado idealismo italiano de Croce e Gentile são, em verdade, dependentes da concepção religiosa italiana. Para tanto, nos deteremos, na primeira parte do nosso trabalho, principalmente numa análise das teses de Maurizio Viroli. Já no segundo parte do nosso artigo nos deteremos na análise dessa temática dentro do conceito de religião da liberdade em Croce. Assim, após tal inventário, teceremos nossas conclusões.

  14. FILOSOFÍA..., ¿PARA QUÉ?

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    Tinajero, Fernando

    2011-01-01

    Un pedido tan gentil como inexplicable me ha hecho regresar sobre un tema que, hace ya algunos años, creí haber abandonado para siempre: el tema, elemental y complejo al mismo tiempo, de la enseñanza de filosofía. Está por demás decir que mi primera reacción fue la de negarme a tan inesperada invitación, y estaba seguro de que para hacerlo me sobraban motivos —verdaderos motivos—, no pretextos. No obstante, algo que todavía no alcanzó a comprender me movió a rehusar la...

  15. From creation and annihilation operators to statistics

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    Hoyuelos, M.

    2018-01-01

    A procedure to derive the partition function of non-interacting particles with exotic or intermediate statistics is presented. The partition function is directly related to the associated creation and annihilation operators that obey some specific commutation or anti-commutation relations. The cases of Gentile statistics, quons, Polychronakos statistics, and ewkons are considered. Ewkons statistics was recently derived from the assumption of free diffusion in energy space (Hoyuelos and Sisterna, 2016); an ideal gas of ewkons has negative pressure, a feature that makes them suitable for the description of dark energy.

  16. Acute Effects of (Bis)tributyltin Oxide on Marine Organisms. Summary of Work Performed 1981 to 1983

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    1989-05-01

    it lives in close association with the sediment du ’ ing the day and migrates to the water surface at night (Mauchline, 1980). For this reason it can...J.H. Gentile. lc/79. "The Effect of Nutrition on the Response of Field Populations of the Calanoid Copepod Acarlia tonsa." Water Res. 13:449-452...575-585. Deschiens, R., H. Brottes, and L. Mvogo. 1966. "Application sur le Terrain, au Cameroun , Dans la Prophylaxie des Bilhar/ioses de PAction

  17. Para-bosons and Para-fermions in Quantum Mechanics

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    Cattani, M.S.D.; Fernandes, N.C.

    1982-01-01

    Within the framework of the ordinary quantum mechanics, a detailed study of the energy eigenfunctions of N identical particles using the irreducible representations of the permutation group in the Hilbert space is performed. It is shown that the para-states, as occurs with the boson and fermion states, are compatible with the postulates of quantum mechanics and with the principle of indistinguishability. A mathematical support for the existence of para-bosons and para-fermions is given. Gentile's quantum statistics is, in a certain sense, justified. (Author) [pt

  18. Soldados, Ángeles Y Mujeres: el episodio de la Tumba Vacía en el cristianismo de los siglos I y II

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    El relato de la pasión de Cristo fue una herramienta apologética fundamental para los primeros cristianos pues los proveía de una perspectiva soteriológica y, a la par, re?ejaba las experiencias políticas y sociales de las comunidades redactoras. Los episodios del arresto y muerte de Jesús eran narraciones claramente destinadas a la polémica con los externos, judíos y gentiles, pero también con las otras vertientes cristianas. En base a esta noción proponemos analizar el episodio de las discí...

  19. The influence of Greek drama on Matthew’s Gospel

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    Full Text Available This article presents the Greek influence on the genre of Matthew’s text. Greek and Roman tragedy is examined, from which the five basic elements of tragedy are identified. A brief examination of the characters in the Matthean text is done to identify Greek cultural influences on the structuring of the Gospel. This study offers evidence that Matthew may have intentionally orchestrated a drama with the intent of having an understandable, attractive way to present Jesus to Jew and gentile alike.

  20. A Tool for Sheep Product Quality: Custom Microarrays from Public Databases

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    Full Text Available Milk and dairy products are an essential food and an economic resource in many countries. Milk component synthesis and secretion by the mammary gland involve expression of a large number of genes whose nutritional regulation remains poorly defined. The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the genomic influence on milk quality and synthesis by comparing two sheep breeds with different milking attitude (Sarda and Gentile di Puglia using sheep-specific microarray technology. From sheep ESTs deposited at NCBI, we have generated the first annotated microarray developed for sheep with a coverage of most of the genome.

  1. Relatório de estágio II de Maria Del Carmen Baladrón Segura

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    Baladrón Segura, Maria Del Carmen Baladrón Segura

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    Os dois meses no Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto Francisco Gentil, Entidade Pública Empresarial, foram principalmente divididos em quatro secções. Nos primeiros quinze dias, estive na parte dos medicamentos manipulados, tanto estéreis como não. No hospital são feitos tanto os manipulados com destino a administração no doente internado como para distribuição em ambulatório. São também preparadas as bolsas de nutrição. Os seguintes meses foram na Unidade Centralizada de Quimioterapia...

  2. Comportamento dos cromossômios sexuais do Dysdercus mendesi na segunda divisão dos espermatócitos

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    S. de Toledo Piza Jor

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    Full Text Available In a previous, publication (3 the author described the behaviour of the sex-chromosomes, of Dysdercus mendesi Blöte Following conversation with Dr. Luiz O. T. Mendes, the author was simulated to reexamine the, slides and to study another new series of slides" As a result of these observations the¹ writer now concludes that in the division of the 2nd spermatocytes the sex-chromosomes pass undivided to one pole. Thus half of the spermatids receives a single compound element and half receives none. This is believed to be; similar to the conclusions reached by. Dr.. Luiz O. T. Mendes. Further studies will be made with respect to the nature of the compound element.

  3. Effect of seasonal flooding cycle on litterfall production in alluvial rainforest on the middle Xingu River (Amazon basin, Brazil).

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    Camargo, M; Giarrizzo, T; Jesus, A J S

    2015-08-01

    The assumption for this study was that litterfall in floodplain environments of the middle Xingu river follows a pattern of seasonal variation. According to this view, litterfall production (total and fractions) was estimated in four alluvial rainforest sites on the middle Xingu River over an annual cycle, and examined the effect of seasonal flooding cycle. The sites included two marginal flooded forests of insular lakes (Ilha Grande and Pimentel) and two flooded forests on the banks of the Xingu itself (Boa Esperança and Arroz Cru). Total litterfall correlated with rainfall and river levels, but whereas the leaf and fruit fractions followed this general pattern, the flower fraction presented an inverse pattern, peaking in the dry season. The litterfall patterns recorded in the present study were consistent with those recorded at other Amazonian sites, and in some other tropical ecosystems.

  4. Legislating for Terrorism: The Philippines’ Human Security Act 2007

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    Pauline E. Eadie

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available In February 2007 the Philippine Senate passed the Human Security Act (HSA otherwise known as Republic Act No. 9372: An Act to Secure the State and Protect our People From Terrorism. Philippine Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr. was heavily involved in the final drafting of the HSA. He gave it its final name shortly before the Senate Chamber passed it into law. Previously the Act had been known by various titles including ‘An Act to Deter and Punish Acts of Terrorism and for Other Purposes’ (Senate Bill No. 2137 and ‘An Act to Define and Punish the Crime of Terrorism, the Crime of Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism, and the Crime of Proposal to Commit Terrorism, and for Other Purposes (Senate Bill No. 2187. Thus the Human Security Act exists as an instrument of counter terrorism as opposed to human security policy.

  5. Construção do termo geral da progressão aritmética pela observação e generalização de padrões

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    2008-01-01

    Tem sido amplamente divulgada o mau desempenho dos alunos do Ensino Médio em relação a questões de Matemática e especialmente da Álgebra. Por outro lado, os resultados de pesquisas, como os de Vale e Pimentel (2005) e de Machado (2006), entre outros, enfatizam a importância do trabalho com a observação e generalização de padrões para o desenvolvimento do pensamento algébrico, o que pode auxiliar na superação desse problema. Essa situação e a sugestão me levou a investigar se alunos da segund...

  6. Proceedings of a Symposium on the Physics and Technology of Amorphous SiO2 Held in Les Arcs, France on 29 June-3 July 1987

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    Pio, G. Spinolo and A. Vedda Dispartimento di Fisica UniversitA di Milano Via Celoria 16 20133 Milano, Italy INTRODUCTION The study of defects in the...OXYGEN BUBBLES IN FLUORINE DOPED AMORPHOUS SILICON DIOXIDE THIN FILMS A.G. Dias-, E. Bustarret" and R.C. da Silva ..Centro de Fisica Molecular...indebted to Prof. Marat Mendes from "Universidade Nova de Lisboa", Prof. Rom ao Dias from "Centro de Quimica Estrutural", and Prof. Amaral Fortes

  7. French-Egyptian Relations Before the Suez Crisis (1954-1956)

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    2015-01-01

    International audience; In 1954, Pierre Mendès France, head of the French government, sought to redefine France's policy in the Middle East in order to reinforce the country's international position. Israel, Syria and Egypt were thought to be the key countries. France and Egypt already held close economic and cultural ties but their opposition to the Baghdad Pact (Middle East Treaty Organization, later Central Treaty Organization), founded in 1955 by Turkey, Iraq, United Kingdom, Iran and Pak...

  8. Stratospheric Determination of Effective Photodissociation Cross Sections for Molecular Oxygen: 191-204 nm

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    near 200 nm, is greater than expected, indicating that the recoin- mended 6 02 Herzberg continuum cross sections may be too large. Photo- -~ chemical...ToT(A) convolved with altitude-dependent effective absorption cross sections, t’eff(ZAX)9󈧎 (Allen & Frederick , 1982, ref. 10, will subsequently be 1...The preliminary data from that flight will be used to augment this study and tighten the error estimates. IV. Theory: As Allen and Frederick 10

  9. Mexico-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

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    policy with closer ties to Latin America. He has tried to mend relations with Cuba and Venezuela . Relations with both countries became tense under the...attempted to revive the G-3 group trade preferences (Colombia, Venezuela , and Mexico); however, Venezuela formally withdrew from the group in...November 2006 after joining the Common Market of the South ( Mercosur ). Fox also sought better ties with Mercosur countries in South America. He attempted to

  10. Multiple ocular abnormalities associated with trisomy 4p.

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    Hong, Samin; Kang, Sung Yong; Seong, Gong Je; Shin, Joo Youn; Kim, Chan Yun

    2008-01-01

    Ocular features associated with trisomy 4p have rarely been described. The authors have experienced multiple ocular abnormalities (bilateral cataracts, posterior synechiae, and posterior segment changes) associated with this chromosomal abnormality. It was presumed that these intraocular findings might be associated with the previous inflammatory process. In the current case, the patient recovered some useful vision after surgical removal of cataracts and intraocular lens implantations in both eyes. A detailed ophthalmic examination for patients with the autosomal imbalance is recom-mended.

  11. Harapan Dan Persepsi Konsumen Pada Penerapan Keamanan Pangan Di Restoran Jamoo Hotel Shangri-la Surabaya

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    Penelitian ini dilakukan untuk mengetahui harapan dan persepsi konsumen pada penerapan keamanan pangan di Restoran Jamoo Hotel Shangri-La Surabaya. Hotel Shangri-La menjalankan sistem keamanan pangan sesuai dengan Shangri-La Food Safety Management System untuk memenuhi harapan dan meningkatkan kepuasan konsumen. Metode penelitian yang digunakan adalah kuantitatif deskriptif, dengan teknik analisa nilai rata-rata dan kesenjangan jasa, indeks kepuasan konsumen, dan analisis kuadran untuk mendes...

  12. Experimental Evaluation of Collaborating Teams (EECT)

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    385- 399. 22. Lazarus , R.S., & Folkman , S. Stress, appraisal, and coping. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1984. 23. Gildea, K. M., Schneider, T. R...Whetzel & G. R. Wheaton (Eds.), Applied Measurement Methods in Industrial Psychology. Palo Alto, CA: Davies-Black Publishing, 1997. 46. Lazarus , R.S... Folkman , S. Stress, appraisal, and coping. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1984. 47. Blascovich, J., & Mendes, W.B. “Challenge and threat appraisals

  13. AS POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS DE REDUÇÃO DA POBREZA COM ÊNFASE NO PROGRAMA DE TRANSFERÊNCIA DE RENDA BOLSA FAMÍLIA NO CONTEXTO DO PROJETO DE REFORMA AGRÁRIA LOCALIZADO NO MUNICÍPIO DE ICÓ-CEARÁ

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    Full Text Available The present article aims to analyze if the incarne transfer, by means of the family incarne Program, has contributed to eliminate the social vulnerability of the families from the Chico Mendes Settlement Project, having evaluated if the beneficiaries are aware of the program guidelines; if the money passed out to the Families has been used in compliance with the purposes of iI.

  14. In vitro cultivation of Anacardium othonianum Rizz.: Effects of growth ...

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    Jan 24, 2012 ... Regeneração de plantas de laranja 'Pêra' via organogênese in vitro. Pesq. Agropec. Bras. 40(12): 1153-1159. Silva RP, Mendes BMJ, Magalhães Filho FAA (2008). Indução e cultivo in vitro de gemas adventícias em segmentos de epicótilo de laranja- azeda. Pesq. Agropec. Bras. 43(10): 1331-1337.

  15. The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy, 1969-1972

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    would create "a significant threat" to US possessions in the Pacific, Alaska, Hawaii , and even the West Coast. Fourth, China could support...army to plan a rapid takeover of East Pakistan. General Westmoreland, as Acting Chair- man, advised that "in a showdown" India could defeat the...mended that contingency studies be prepared for two situations: Soviet takeover of major portions of the mainland; and either a civil war or a

  16. Comparison effectiveness of Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Cognitive Therapy on Depression in the Multiple sclerosis

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    Narges Zamani; Mehran Farhadi; Hosein Jenaabadi

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    Balsimelli S, Mendes MF, Bertolucci PH, Tilbery CP. Attention impairment associated with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients with mild incapacity. Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2007;65(2A):262-7. Zamani N, Ahmadi V, Ataie Moghanloo V, Mirshekar S. Comparing the effectiveness of two therapeutic methods of dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavior therapy on the improvement of impulsive behavior in the patients suffering  from major depressive disorder (MDD) showing a t...

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    de Luna Souto, Antônio Gustavo · de Lurdes Mendes, M · de Lyra, Maria do Carmo Catanho Pereira · de Matos, HJ · de Matos, Maria Helena Tavares · de Matos Alves Pinto, L · de Matos Pereira, Lívia · de Mattos, DMM · de Mattos, Marcos C. de Medeiros, Damiana Cleuma · de Medeiros, Damiana Cleuma · de Medeiros, EV

  18. Parafomoria fumanae sp. n., a new stem miner on Fumana procumbens (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae

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    Full Text Available Parafomoria fumanae sp. n. is described from southern France. The new species is similar to Parafomoria ladaniphila (Mendes, 1910, but very close to P. cistivora (Peyerimhoff, 1871 and P. helianthemella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1860 after its genital morphology. It differs especially by the characters on valvae, tegumen, uncus and aedeagus. Its larva is a stem miner of Fumana procumbens (Dunal Gr. et Godr., the species is the first stem miner in the genus Parafomoria van Nieukerken, 1983.

  19. Pecuarização na Amazônia e consumo de carne: o que está por trás? Grassification of the Amazon region and meat consumption: what is behind?

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    Gabriela Bordini Prado

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    Full Text Available O artigo discute o avanço da fronteira agropecuária para dentro da floresta Amazônica, motivado, em grande parte, pelo aumento do consumo de carne bovina e por sua ineficiência na produção de proteínas. A metodologia constou de levantamento bibliográfico e de dados secundários e de campo no município de Xapuri, Acre, onde o fenômeno da pecuarização é bastante intenso, inclusive na Reserva Extrativista Chico Mendes. Em Xapuri, foram entrevistados diferentes atores sociais sobre a motivação para a introdução da pecuária no município e na reserva Chico Mendes. Resultados indicaram fatores históricos, de mercado econômico e de consumo como os principais propulsores. A redução do consumo de carne e seus derivados poderia diminuir a pressão sobre a floresta Amazônica, bem como políticas de incentivo às atividades extrativas.The article discusses the increased grassification and deforestation of the Amazon Forest, related to cattle breeding and motivated by increased meat consumption and its inefficiency in protein production. Methods consisted of literature review, data collection and fieldwork in the municipality of Xapuri, State of Acre, where the grassification process is very intense, even at the Chico Mendes Extractivist Reserve. In Xapuri, different social actors were interviewed about their reasons to introduce cattle breeding in the municipality and inside the Chico Mendes Reserve. Results indicated historical, economic and consumer market factors as the main causes. The reduction in meat consumption and incentives for extractivist products might reduce pressure on the Amazon forest.

  20. Journal of Mormon History Vol. 38, No. 3, Summer 2012

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    CONTENTS LETTER --Fitz John Porter’s Letter William P. MacKinnon, vii ARTICLES --Mormonism in Cultural Context: Guest Editors’ Introduction J. Spencer Fluhman, Steven C. Harper, and Jed Woodworth, 1 --A Charmed Life Claudia L. Bushman, 5 --The Hermeneutics of Generosity: A Critical Approach to the Scholarship of Richard Bushman Stuart Parker, 12 --To Mend a Fractured Reality: Joseph Smith’s Project Philip L. Barlow, 28 --The Language of Heaven: Prolegomenon to the Stud...

  1. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Author Affiliations. Andrea Beatriz Mendes-Bonato1 Claudicéia Risso-Pascotto1 Maria Suely Pagliarini1 Cacilda Borges Do Valle2. Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, State University of Maringá, 87020-900 Maringá, Paraná, Brazil; Embrapa Beef Cattle, P.O. Box 154, 79002-970 Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, ...

  2. Today's Grim Jobs Report

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    Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.

    2010-01-01

    June 2009 is seen by many as the end of the Great Recession. Strong growth in GDP following massive monetary and fiscal responses to the collapse in housing and financial markets meant that the economy was on the mend. Yet a year later, 1.1 million "fewer" people are working, and the unemployment rate is stuck at 9.5%. Worse still, more than one…

  3. Disainikaart : Brasiilia

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    Oscar Niemeyeri loodud ebamaiste skulpturaalsete vormidega hooned. Isay Weinfeldi, Sergio Rodrigues'e, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Lucio Costa arhitektuurialane looming. Tootedisaini iseloomustab ehe materjalikasutus ja loodusressursse säästev disain, mida esindab Carlos Motta, Jose Zanine Caldas'e ja Joaquim Tenreiro disainitud mööbel.Modernistlik maastikuarhitekt Roberto Burle Marxi kujundatud park Ibirapuera, kunstnike Gilberto & Elisabethi puhas ja valge keraamika ning helilooja Caetano Veloso mitmekülgne kunstilooming

  4. Resilience and high performance: What the wildland fire community can learn from the U.S. Military

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    James Saveland

    2011-01-01

    Recent advances in the science of psychology are rapidly mending the Cartesian mind-body rift. The U.S. Military has recognized the importance of mental fitness to compliment physical fitness. Health-of- the-Force was a strategic priority of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2009-2010. Wellness enhancement and training is one of the four focus areas of a...

  5. Continued Drift, but without the Acrimony

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    Nielsen, Kristian L.

    2013-01-01

    If the measure of Barack Obama's success in mending US–European relations is whether the tone has improved, his presidency has been a great success. If the measure of success, however, is halting the drifting apart of policy preferences, the picture looks a lot less rosy. This article argues....... The Obama administration realises that, and by this more limited measure, it has succeeded brilliantly....

  6. CMS Virtual Visit - Researchers Night in Portugal

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    Abreu, Pedro

    2016-01-01

    Researchers Night at Planetarium Calouste Gulbenkian - Ciência Viva Centre in Lisbon. Organised by researchers from LIP (Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas) and including CMS Virtual Visit during which André David Tinoco Mendes and José Rasteiro da Silva, based at Cessy, France, "virtually" discussed science and technology behind the CMS detector with the audience in Lisbon.

  7. Density functional theory calculations of charge transport properties ...

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    Aug 4, 2017 ... 1. Bushby R-J, Kelly S-M and O'Neill M 2013 In Liquid crystalline semiconductors (Netherlands: Springer). 2. Schmidt-Mende L, Fechtenkotter A, Müllen K, Moons. E, Friend R-H and MacKenzie J-D 2001 Self-organized discotic liquid crystals for high-efficiency organic pho- tovoltaics Science 293 1119. 3.

  8. NRC/AMRMC Resident Research Associateship Program

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    and USMA Mentor, if applicable) Soft Tissue Regeneration Lab Christopher Rathbone 6) TITLE OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL Composite pre-vascularized scaffolds...Mende K, Beckius ML, Akers KS, Wenke JC, and Murray CK.ln Vitro Toxicity and Activity of Medical Grade Honey on Filamentous Fungi and Human Cells...PATENTOR COPYRIGHT APPLICATIONS RESULTING FROM NRC ASSOCIATESHIP RESEARCH Provide titles, inventors, and dates of applications. Composition with

  9. Forgiving the Unforgivable: Couples’ Forgiveness and Expected Forgiveness of Emotional and Sexual Infidelity From an Error Management Theory Perspective

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    Bendixen, Mons; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Grøntvedt, Trond Viggo

    2017-01-01

    From an Error Management Theory (EMT) perspective, we expect a negative forgiveness bias, in which one underestimates a romantic partner’s forgiveness following one’s own transgressions. The function would be to secure that the transgressions are fully mended through reparative behavior. The extent to which this bias is related to infidelity and type of infidelity has not yet been examined. Both parties in heterosexual couples (N 92) responded independently to questionnaires about their react...

  10. Multi-layered nanoparticles for penetrating the endosome and nuclear membrane via a step-wise membrane fusion process.

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    Akita, Hidetaka; Kudo, Asako; Minoura, Arisa; Yamaguti, Masaya; Khalil, Ikramy A; Moriguchi, Rumiko; Masuda, Tomoya; Danev, Radostin; Nagayama, Kuniaki; Kogure, Kentaro; Harashima, Hideyoshi

    2009-05-01

    Efficient targeting of DNA to the nucleus is a prerequisite for effective gene therapy. The gene-delivery vehicle must penetrate through the plasma membrane, and the DNA-impermeable double-membraned nuclear envelope, and deposit its DNA cargo in a form ready for transcription. Here we introduce a concept for overcoming intracellular membrane barriers that involves step-wise membrane fusion. To achieve this, a nanotechnology was developed that creates a multi-layered nanoparticle, which we refer to as a Tetra-lamellar Multi-functional Envelope-type Nano Device (T-MEND). The critical structural elements of the T-MEND are a DNA-polycation condensed core coated with two nuclear membrane-fusogenic inner envelopes and two endosome-fusogenic outer envelopes, which are shed in stepwise fashion. A double-lamellar membrane structure is required for nuclear delivery via the stepwise fusion of double layered nuclear membrane structure. Intracellular membrane fusions to endosomes and nuclear membranes were verified by spectral imaging of fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between donor and acceptor fluorophores that had been dually labeled on the liposome surface. Coating the core with the minimum number of nucleus-fusogenic lipid envelopes (i.e., 2) is essential to facilitate transcription. As a result, the T-MEND achieves dramatic levels of transgene expression in non-dividing cells.

  11. One Improvement Method of Reducing Duration Directly to Solve Time-Cost Tradeoff Problem

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    Jian-xun, Qi; Dedong, Sun

    Time and cost are two of the most important factors for project plan and schedule management, and specially, time-cost tradeoff problem is one classical problem in project scheduling, which is also a difficult problem. Methods of solving the problem mainly contain method of network flow and method of mending the minimal cost. Thereinto, for the method of mending the minimal cost is intuitionistic, convenient and lesser computation, these advantages make the method being used widely in practice. But disadvantage of the method is that the result of each step is optimal but the terminal result maybe not optimal. In this paper, firstly, method of confirming the maximal effective quantity of reducing duration is designed; secondly, on the basis of above method and the method of mending the minimal cost, the main method of reducing duration directly is designed to solve time-cost tradeoff problem, and by analyzing validity of the method, the method could obtain more optimal result for the problem.

  12. Optimization of a siRNA Carrier Modified with a pH-Sensitive Cationic Lipid and a Cyclic RGD Peptide for Efficiently Targeting Tumor Endothelial Cells

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    Tomoya Hada

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, anti-angiogenic therapy has attracted much interest because it is a versatile approach to treating most types of tumors, and therefore would be expected to be applicable for various cancers. Severe adverse events in patients treated with currently available anti-angiogenic therapeutics have, however, been reported, and these are caused by their inhibitory effects in normal tissue. To achieve an efficient anti-angiogenic therapy with minimal toxicity, a drug delivery system (DDS specific to tumor endothelial cells (TECs is needed. Cyclic RGD (cRGD is a well-known ligand against αVβ3 integrin that is expressed at high levels in the cell surface of TECs. To address this issue, we previously developed a cyclic RGD-equipped liposomal DDS (RGD-MEND in which small interfering RNA (siRNA was encapsulated. However, in the previous study, details of the preparation steps were not thoroughly examined. In this paper, to produce the most efficient delivery of therapeutic TECs, we explored optimum preparation conditions and components of the RGD-MEND. The cellular uptake and silencing ability of the RGD-MEND were investigated as a function of ligand density, poly(ethyleneglycol linker length, and lipid composition. As a result, a knockdown efficiency that was five-fold higher than that of the previously reported one (ED50, from 4.0 to 0.75 mg/kg was achieved.

  13. Are anomalously short tunnelling times measurable?

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    Delgado, V.; Muga, J.G.

    1996-01-01

    Low and Mende have analyzed the conditions that would make possible an actual measurement of an anomalously short traversal time through a potential barrier concluding that such a measurement cannot be made because it is not possible to describe the tunnelling of a wave packet initially close to the barrier by the open-quote open-quote usual wave packet space time analysis close-quote close-quote. We complement this work in several ways: It is argued that the described failure of the usual formalism occurs under a set of too restrictive conditions, some of them not physically motivated, so it does not necessarily imply the impossibility of such a measurement. However, by retaining only conditions well motivated on physical grounds we have performed a systematic numerical check which shows that the conclusion by Low and Mende is indeed generally valid. It is shown that, as speculated by Low and Mende, the process is dominated by over the barrier transmission. Copyright copyright 1996 Academic Press, Inc

  14. Evidence for Kaposi Sarcoma Originating from Mesenchymal Stem Cell through KSHV-induced Mesenchymal-to-Endothelial Transition.

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    Li, Yuqing; Zhong, Canrong; Liu, Dawei; Yu, Wenjing; Chen, Weikang; Wang, Yan; Shi, Songtao; Yuan, Yan

    2018-01-01

    The major transmission route for Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) infection is the oral cavity through saliva. Kaposi sarcoma (KS) frequently occurs in the oral cavity in HIV-positive individuals and is often the first presenting sign of AIDS. However, the oral target cells for KSHV infection and the cellular origin of Kaposi sarcoma remain unknown. Here we present clinical and experimental evidences that Kaposi sarcoma spindle cells may originate from virally modified oral mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). AIDS-KS spindle cells expressed neuroectodermal stem cell marker (Nestin) and oral MSC marker CD29, suggesting an oral/craniofacial MSC lineage of AIDS-associated Kaposi sarcoma. Furthermore, oral MSCs were highly susceptible to KSHV infection, and infection promoted multilineage differentiation and mesenchymal-to-endothelial transition (MEndT). KSHV infection of oral MSCs resulted in expression of a large number of cytokines, a characteristic of Kaposi sarcoma, and upregulation of Kaposi sarcoma signature and MEndT-associated genes. These results suggest that Kaposi sarcoma may originate from pluripotent MSC and KSHV infection transforms MSC to Kaposi sarcoma-like cells through MEndT. Significance: These findings indicate that Kaposi sarcomas, which arise frequently in AIDS patients, originate from neural crest-derived mesenchymal stem cells, with possible implications for improving the clnical treatment of this malignancy. Cancer Res; 78(1); 230-45. ©2017 AACR . ©2017 American Association for Cancer Research.

  15. Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy : A Critical Analysis of Kevin MacDonald's Theory.

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    Cofnas, Nathan

    2018-03-10

    MacDonald argues that a suite of genetic and cultural adaptations among Jews constitutes a "group evolutionary strategy." Their supposed genetic adaptations include, most notably, high intelligence, conscientiousness, and ethnocentrism. According to this thesis, several major intellectual and political movements, such as Boasian anthropology, Freudian psychoanalysis, and multiculturalism, were consciously or unconsciously designed by Jews to (a) promote collectivism and group continuity among themselves in Israel and the diaspora and (b) undermine the cohesion of gentile populations, thus increasing the competitive advantage of Jews and weakening organized gentile resistance (i.e., anti-Semitism). By developing and promoting these movements, Jews supposedly played a necessary role in the ascendancy of liberalism and multiculturalism in the West. While not achieving widespread acceptance among evolutionary scientists, this theory has been enormously influential in the burgeoning political movement known as the "alt-right." Examination of MacDonald's argument suggests that he relies on systematically misrepresented sources and cherry-picked facts. It is argued here that the evidence favors what is termed the "default hypothesis": Because of their above-average intelligence and concentration in influential urban areas, Jews in recent history have been overrepresented in all major intellectual and political movements, including conservative movements, that were not overtly anti-Semitic.

  16. Microbial analyses of traditional Italian salami reveal microorganisms transfer from the natural casing to the meat matrix.

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    Pisacane, Vincenza; Callegari, Maria Luisa; Puglisi, Edoardo; Dallolio, Giuliano; Rebecchi, Annalisa

    2015-08-17

    In this study the bacterial biodiversity, during the maturation process of traditional sausages (Salame Mantovano), produced with two different kinds of casing (hog middle or "Crespone" and hog bung or "Gentile"), was investigated by means of culture-dependent and -independent methods. In order to assess the natural variability linked to the type of casing used in production, the ingredients, as well as ripening conditions, were identical in both productions. The aim of the study was to understand the contribution of casing microflora during sausage ripening by identifying the dominant species and strains. The bacterial ecology of casings and salami at different ripening stages, as determined by plating, revealed higher staphylococci and enterococci counts for Gentile casing and for the entire ripening period of the salami studied. After molecular identification of 219 Lactobacilli and 225 cocci gram positive catalase positive (GPCP) isolates, the species most frequently isolated were Lactobacillus sakei, Lactobacillus curvatus, Staphylococcus xylosus, and Staphylococcus saprophyticus. Some L. sakei and S. saprophyticus strains, coming from casing, were also found in the salami at different times of ripening. A richer biodiversity was only detected at the beginning of maturation. We also report the first detection, by PCR-DGGE method, of Arcobacter marinus and Brochothrix thermosphacta species in casings and Kokuria salsicia in fresh sausage. Results suggesting that casing can be an important source of bacteria during natural fermentation when starter cultures are not used. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. The Exxon Valdez oil spill revisited and the dangers of normative science.

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    Landis, Wayne G

    2007-07-01

    In the July 2006 issue of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, a paper by Harwell and Gentile was published assessing the present ecological significance of the impacts from the Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS). First, this paper compares the major conclusions of Harwell and Gentile and a paper reviewing the current impacts of EVOS by Peterson et al as published by Science in 2003. Stark differences exist between the conclusions of the 2 papers regarding continuing impacts. Part of the difference appears to be the infusion of different social values or policy goals into each. Normative science is the use or interpretation of data in support of specific values or policies. Examples of values or policies intertwined with science are constructs such as ecosystem health, ecosystem integrity, ecological significance, and recovery. Examination of the environmental risk assessment and toxicology literature reveals that the symptoms of normative science are common and the implications widespread. Separation of science from policy or at a minimum a transparent acknowledgment of the science-policy interaction is clearly necessary in order to obtain a clear picture of the ecological system under investigation.

  18. Rituximab for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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    M Gentile

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available M Gentile, E Vigna, C Mazzone, E Lucia, AG Recchia, L Morabito2, MG Bisconte, C Gentile, F Morabito1UOC di Ematologia, Azienda Ospedaliera di Cosenza, Italy; 2Servicio de Hematología y Hemoterapia, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, La Laguna, Tenerife, SpainAbstract: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL is a lymphoproliferative disorder that originates from antigen-experienced B lymphocytes that do not die and hence accumulate due to external survival signals or undergo apoptosis and are replenished by proliferating precursors. These neoplastic lymphocytes exhibit a characteristic immunophenotype of CD5+/CD19+/CD20+/HLA-DR+/CD23+/sIgdim. Thus, the CD20 antigen has been an appealing target for therapy. The introduction of the monoclonal antibody rituximab (anti-CD20 enabled an outstanding advance in CLL treatment. The introduction of this monoclonal antibody into chemotherapy regimens has dramatically improved complete response rates and progression-free survival in patients with both untreated and relapsed CLL. Although only preliminary data from phase III confirmatory trials have been reported, the FCR regimen, which combines fludarabine and cyclophosphamide with rituximab, is currently the most effective treatment regimen for CLL patients, and has also been demonstrated to significantly improve overall survival . The success of rituximab and the identification of other CLL lymphocyte surface antigens have spurred the development of a multitude of monoclonal antibodies targeting distinct proteins and epitopes in an attempt to target CLL cells more effectively.Keywords: rituximab, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chemotherapy

  19. What light does Matthew’s use of Mark in Matthew 1–4 throw on Matthew’s theological location?

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This article approaches the issue of Matthew’s theological context by examining Matthew’s use of Mark, including through redaction and supplementation, in Matthew 1–4. This is undertaken in two parts: Matthew 1–2, which is largely additional material, and Matthew 3–4, followed by a concluding assessment. Issues addressed or alluded to in these chapters frequently find resonance in the remainder of Matthew’s gospel and so give important clues about Matthew’s concerns and their relevance for understanding its context. Such issues include the importance of messiahship; continuity with Israel, but also with John the Baptist and the Church; defence against slander; heightened christological claims; soteriology; Gentile mission; the status of Torah; and Jesus as judge to come. The article suggests a location within a Jewish religious context with a Jewish self-understanding, separate from the synagogue, but claiming to belong where its opponents would claim it did not; and a Christian tradition where the approach of ‘Q’ to Torah is upheld in contrast to Mark’s, while embracing and expanding Mark’s Christology and restoring the common understanding of Gentile mission as a post- Easter phenomenon.

  20. The newly-discovered epigraphic monuments from Sočanica - Kosovo

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    Full Text Available In the autumn of 2000 the Roman site of Municipium Dardanorum yielded several funerary stelae bearing epitaphs. Most had been deliberately broken along the longer or shorter axis and built into the bases of the columns forming a colonnade on the forum. In addition, the basilica holds an ara (No 10 and a fragment of an inscription (No 9 discovered by E. Čerškov (Cat. nos 26 and 38. I wish to express my gratitude to a colleague of mine, the archaeologist G. Kovaljov, for notifying me about this find and kindly conceding the publication of the inscriptions to me. The stelae were poorly carved and all alike in appearance, showing a large rosette in the pediment (upper field and an epitaph (unusually tall letters, 5 to 7 cm within the simple-bordered lower field. All the persons mentioned in the epitaphs come from lower social layers – slaves, vernae, liberti (with the exception of one Roman citizen, a M. Ulpius Apollinaris, No 3. Their names are often Greek, such as Eutychus (Nos 1 and 7, T(heofas, or Alexander (No 8, while Trite (No 2 is likely to be native. Ravius (gentile ? here occurs for the first time in Upper Moesia (No 5. To judge by the gentile names and formulas (h.s.e., f.c most inscriptions date from the second century AD.

  1. Constructing interethnic conflict and cooperation: why some people harmed Jews and others helped them during the Holocaust in Romania.

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    Dumitru, Diana; Johnson, Carter

    2011-01-01

    The authors draw on a natural experiment to demonstrate that states can reconstruct conflictual interethnic relationships into cooperative relationships in relatively short periods of time. The article examines differences in how the gentile population in each of two neighboring territories in Romania treated its Jewish population during the Holocaust. These territories had been part of tsarist Russia and subject to state-sponsored anti-Semitism until 1917. During the interwar period one territory became part of Romania, which continued anti-Semitic policies, and the other became part of the Soviet Union, which pursued an inclusive nationality policy, fighting against inherited anti-Semitism and working to integrate its Jews. Both territories were then reunited under Romanian administration during World War II, when Romania began to destroy its Jewish population. The authors demonstrate that, despite a uniform Romanian state presence during the Holocaust that encouraged gentiles to victimize Jews, the civilian population in the area that had been part of the Soviet Union was less likely to harm and more likely to aid Jews as compared with the region that had been part of Romania. Their evidence suggests that the state construction of interethnic relationships can become internalized by civilians and outlive the life of the state itself.

  2. ¡Huayra huayra pichcamanta!: augurio, risa y regeneración en la política tradicional (Pacota, Huarochirí

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    Full Text Available “¡HUAYRA HUAYRA PICHCAMANTA!” : AUGURE, RIRES ET RÉGÉNÉRATION DANS LA POLITIQUE TRADITIONNELLE (PACOTA, HUAROCHIRÍ Une variante du jeu d’oracle pichca, différente de celles décrites par Gentile Lafaille (1998, procure une augure annuelle pour l’agropastoralisme dans la région centrale de Huarochirí (département de Lima, Pérou. L’aspect ludique prédomine, mais les croyances et agissements associés à ce jeu ont également des conséquences pratiques. Aujourd’hui, comme dans le manuscrit quechua de Huarochirí de 1608 [?], un schéma de dualisme alternant sert à régénérer l’ordre politique face aux impondérables climatiques et historiques. Una variante del juego-oráculo de la pichca, diferente de las versiones estudiadas por Gentile Lafaille (1998, facilita el augurio anual para el agropastoralismo en el centro de la provincia de Huarochirí (departamento de Lima, Perú. La nota lúdica predomina, pero las prácticas y creencias en torno al juego también traen consecuencias prácticas. En la actualidad, como en el manuscrito quechua de Huarochirí de 1608 [?], el padrón llamado dualismo alternante sirve para regenerar el orden político frente a los imponderables del clima y de la historia. “¡HUAYRA HUAYRA PICHCAMANTA!” AUGURY, LAUGHTER, AND REGENERATION IN AN ANDEAN POLITICAL REGIME (PACOTA, HUAROCHIRÍ A variant of the oracular game pichca, different from variants described by Gentile Lafaille (1998, provides an annual augury for agropastoralism in central Huarochirí (Department of Lima, Peru. It is playful, but beliefs and practices around it also have practical consequence. Today as in the Huarochirí Quechua manuscript of 1608 [?], a pattern of alternating dualism serves to regenerate political order in the face of climatic and historical imponderables.

  3. Keskeakriis. Veeuputus pärast vihma / Vladimir Anshon ; tõlk. Madis Kolk

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    Žürii liikme silmade läbi 11. rahvusvahelisest Praha lavastuskunstnike kvadriennaalist 14. - 20. VI 2007. Järgmistest väljapanekutest pikemalt: Eesti rahvuslik väljapanek (kuraator Ene-Liis Semper), Eesti Kunstiakadeemia väljapanek (kuraator Lilja Blumenfeld), Venemaa rahvuslik väljapanek, Läti Kunstiakadeemia väljapanek (kuraator Reinis Suhanovs), Venemaa rahvuslik väljapanek (kuraator Dmitri Krõmov), Portugali rahvuslik väljapanek (kuraator Joao Mendes Ribeiro), Mehhiko rahvuslik väljapanek

  4. On the missing link in ecology: improving communication between modellers and experimentalists

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    Heuschele, Jan; Ekvall, Mikael T.; Mariani, Patrizio

    2017-01-01

    Collaboration between modellers and experimentalists is essential in ecological research, however, different obstacles linking both camps often hinder scientific progress. In this commentary, we discuss several issues of the current state of affairs in this research loop. Backed by an online survey...... amongst fellow ecologists, modellers and experimentalists alike, we identify two major areas that need to be mended. Firstly, differences in language and jargon lead to a lack of exchange of ideas and to unrealistic mutual expectations. And secondly, constraint data sharing, accessibility and quality...... future research collaboration and to increase the impact of single ecological studies alike....

  5. Support Process Re-Engineering : Case Support Services Group Ltd.,UK

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    2010-01-01

    The background of this functional thesis was in the case company’s dysfunctional human resource ‎management processes and in the problems caused by them. The main objective was to re-‎engineer the case company’s recruitment and induction processes in order to support recent and ‎future growth and to mend the problems caused by the company’s poor human resource ‎management. The thesis focuses on examining the re-engineering of recruitment and induction ‎processes in the case company. by analys...

  6. On the Difference between Waves and Turbulence in a Stratified Fluid.

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    applications concerning pollution transport and chemistry , -is ,ckl as optic’al turbulence, it is the mixing property of turbulence that is the inic of...8217 Mended "aves but, instead, at sho’t- iv’’’. hi’\\-,-!’a’az’d htodesf Q Wsturbinue or eddFies. One is considering a Wace ’ I) ct an or ahsuimblae of...Geophjs. Hes. f 𔃾:222-222.1 Shur, G. N. (1!(;2) Experimental studies of the energy spectrum of atmos- spheric turbulence. Proceedings of the Central

  7. Mídia e masculinidade: o programa de televisão Manhattan Connection

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    O presente projeto de pesquisa visa a analisar o programa de televisão Manhattan Connection, exibido atualmente pelo canal Globo News. O formato do programa privilegia o debate e traz os apresentadores Lucas Mendes, Caio Blinder, Diogo Mainardi, Ricardo Amorim e Pedro Andrade discutindo os principais assuntos dos noticiários norte-americanos e brasileiros. Trabalhamos com a hipótese de que a crise deflagrada pelo episódio do 11 de Setembro teria repercussão sobre a autopercepção da nação nort...

  8. Secretory Phospholipase A(2)-IIA and Cardiovascular Disease

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    Holmes, Michael V.; Simon, Tabassome; Exeter, Holly J.; Folkersen, Lasse; Asselbergs, Folkert W.; Guardiola, Montse; Cooper, Jackie A.; Palmen, Jutta; Hubacek, Jaroslav A.; Carruthers, Kathryn F.; Horne, Benjamin D.; Brunisholz, Kimberly D.; Mega, Jessica L.; Van Iperen, Erik P. A.; Li, Mingyao

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    Objectives:\\ud This study sought to investigate the role of secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2)-IIA in cardiovascular disease.\\ud \\ud Background:\\ud Higher circulating levels of sPLA2-IIA mass or sPLA2 enzyme activity have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. However, it is not clear if this association is causal. A recent phase III clinical trial of an sPLA2 inhibitor (varespladib) was stopped prematurely for lack of efficacy.\\ud \\ud Methods:\\ud We conducted a Mendeli...

  9. The research of faintness nuclear signal coherent detecting and rectifying technology

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    2010-01-01

    The Essential features of the nuclear signal were analyzed, two aspect shortcomings to output electric signal were summarized, and put up with resolving scheme to them: adopting coherent detecting technology to improve signal noise ratio, clear up noise; adopting signal amplification and rectifying to mending, processing, at last, output signal become quasi gauss pulse signal,it is propitious to further processed by the back multi-channel pulse amplitude analyzer. We combine two equipment together, called signal processing (including coherent detecting, clear up noise, amplifying, rectifying), So as to achieve the purpose of accurate collection and analysis. (author)

  10. The multimedia models for the evaluation of exposure bond to the atmospheric emissions of classified installations; Les modeles multimedia pour l'evaluation des expositions liees aux emissions atmospheriques des installations classees

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    2001-12-15

    Risk assessment and environmental impacts studies are realized to preserve the public health. Today one of the most used approach is the use of an atmospheric dispersion model to assess the risks. The data are then injected in a calculation software of exposure bond to polluted soils, to evaluate the risks of non direct exposure. This report details and evaluates the models corresponding to the need: the methodology for assessing Health Risks associated with multiple pathways of exposure to combustor, human health risk assessment proto col for hazardous waste combustion facilities, EUSES, CALTOX, MEPAS, MEND-TOX, RESRAD, MMSOILS, FRAMES-HWIR, PC-GEMS and TRIM. (A.L.B.)

  11. A Self-Healing Electronic Sensor Based on Thermal-Sensitive Fluids.

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    He, Yonglin; Liao, Shenglong; Jia, Hanyu; Cao, Yuanyuan; Wang, Zhenning; Wang, Yapei

    2015-08-19

    A combination of liquid sensing materials and self-healing polymers is conceived for preparing electronic sensors that can be mended when they suffer damage. The leakage of ionic liquids at a breaking state is avoided with the help of the capillary effect. Photothermal conversion and magnetic-thermal conversion extend the sensing application. The successful development of self-healing sensors is promising for exploiting high-level electronic devices with long-term service. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Unas «cartas de Francia» de Josep Pla en Destino. Aproximación a la IV República francesa en los inicios de la Guerra de Argelia

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    Full Text Available This article means a first approach to the information given to its readers by the magazine Destino about the France of the IV French Republic, exactly during Pierre Mendès-France´s term in 1954, and having its origin in four articles published by the journalist and writer Josep Pla just when the Algeria conflict started. That infor- mation was determined by the obsessive anti-communist editorial policy of the aforementioned charismatic publication of the francoist Spain.

  13. In Vitro Toxicity and Activity of Dakin’s Solution, Mafenide Acetate, and Amphotericin B on Filamentous Fungi and Human Cells

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    Barsoumian, MD,* Carlos J. Sanchez, PhD,† Katrin Mende, PhD,*‡§ Charla C. Tully, DO,*‡ Miriam L. Beckius, MPH,* Kevin S. Akers, MD,*†‡ Joseph C. Wenke...therapy and aggressive surgical techniques.11,12 Dakin’s solution (0.5% sodium hypochlorite) was used frequently in World War I using the Cullen ...consistently as Dakin’s solution. The most often proposed use of Dakin’s solution em- ployed the Cullen method in which Dakin’s solution was instilled for 5

  14. Noortalunik üllatas õpetajaid raamatuga / Silvia Paluoja

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    Täna annab MTÜ Eesti Noortalunikud juhatuse liige Karel Tölp Audru Keskkoolile üle paarkümend põllumajandust käsitlevat raamatut, seega on trükis tema vahendusel jõudnud maakonna igasse keskkooli ja gümnaasiumi. Raamatu pealkiri on ́ђجEU Enlargement, discovering the Agriculture of the new Member Statéђح, trükise on välja andnud Euroopa noortalunike organisatsioon (CEJA) Euroopa Komisjoni toetusel. Vestlusest K. Tölbiga

  15. The multimedia models for the evaluation of exposure bond to the atmospheric emissions of classified installations

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    Bonnard, R.

    2001-12-01

    Risk assessment and environmental impacts studies are realized to preserve the public health. Today one of the most used approach is the use of an atmospheric dispersion model to assess the risks. The data are then injected in a calculation software of exposure bond to polluted soils, to evaluate the risks of non direct exposure. This report details and evaluates the models corresponding to the need: the methodology for assessing Health Risks associated with multiple pathways of exposure to combustor, human health risk assessment proto col for hazardous waste combustion facilities, EUSES, CALTOX, MEPAS, MEND-TOX, RESRAD, MMSOILS, FRAMES-HWIR, PC-GEMS and TRIM. (A.L.B.)

  16. Traces that Emulate Figures: the staging of Samuel Beckett’s Ohio Impromptu

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    Full Text Available – This text examines, from the point of view of theatrical genetics, principles and procedures which guided the staging of Ohio Impromptu, a play by Samuel Beckett, translated by novelist and playwright Cleise Mendes. The analysis includes textual, audible and visual elements of the staging, directed by the author of this article, with emphasis on the traces of the creative process: drafts, photos, testimonials, critiques and mockups,which constitute the so-called proto-staging, as equivalent to the term prototext.

  17. Clinical presentation and opportunistic infections in HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/2 dual seropositive patients in Guinea-Bissau

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    Sørensen, Allan; Jespersen, Sanne; Katzenstein, Terese L

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    HIV-2 is prevalent. In this study, we aimed to characterize the clinical presentations among HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/2 dual seropositive patients. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, newly diagnosed HIV patients attending the HIV outpatient clinic at Hospital Nacional Sim~ao Mendes in Guinea......-Bissau were enrolled. Demographical and clinical data were collected and compared between HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/2 dual seropositive patients. Results: A total of 169 patients (76% HIV-1, 17% HIV-2 and 6% HIV 1/2) were included in the study between 21 March 2012 and 14 December 2012. HIV-1 seropositive...

  18. Dieta e avaliação da contaminação mercurial no jacaré-depapo-amarelo, Caiman latirostris, Daudin 1802, (Crocoddylia, Alligatoridae) em dois parques naturais no município do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    O sistema lacustre da Zona Oeste do município do Rio de Janeiro, que compreende como Unidades de Conservação os Parques Naturais Municipais Chico Mendes (PNMCM) e Marapendi (PNMM), apresenta ocorrência do jacaré-de-papo-amarelo, Caiman latirostris. As áreas estudadas são um dos últimos refúgios onde ainda encontram-se populações remanescentes de C. latirostris. Foram realizados dez dias de capturas no período de um ano, de junho 2006 a maio de 2007. O jacaré-de-papo-amarelo apresenta grande v...

  19. Intertextualidade e transcrição musical: novas possibilidades a partir de antigas propostas

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses Edelton Gloeden’s transcription for two guitars of the Peça para piano n. 4 (piece for piano n. 4 by Gilberto Mendes (1922, originally composed for solo piano. The transcription was premiered in 1990 at the Museu da Imagem e do Som, by Edelton Gloeden and Victor Castellano and, after that, performed again by the authors of this article. The composer was present in both concerts and personally approved the transcription. This article brings also some historical data on musical transcription techniques, a recurring practice in the classical guitar repertory.

  20. Table tops game:and the winner is...

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    2010-01-01

    The challenge to identify the events on the coffee tables in Restaurant 1 was clearly a tough one. Congratulations to the few brave entrants! Tuula Maki was the only person to correctly identify all 16 events on the coffee tables in Restaurant 1 and so receives the prize of a copy of the pop-up book, Voyage to the Heart of Matter. An LHC key-ring will go to runners-up Vincent Chabaud,  Eric Jansen, and Andre David Tinoco Mendes, with 14/16 correct.  

  1. Playing the game of public procurement of innovation

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    towards mending this gap, by discussing some considerations made in the context of the development and set up of a university course in public procurement of innovation. A major challenge for such an endeavour is how to bring the complexities of real-life public procurement into a university class......-room setting in a way that makes sense to students with relatively modest experiences from professional contexts. This challenge was taken on by introducing three different public procurement of innovation games in the curriculum, as presented in the paper....

  2. Espaços da violência na narrativa brasileira contemporânea

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    Full Text Available This article emphasizes aspects of the violence as a relevant theme in the literary Brazilian production of the last decade. The examples situate the discourse narrative as a consequence of the disordered growth of the urban centers affected by economic models that generate unfairness and social inequality. The needy communities controlled by the drug trafficking effective themselves as the stage where still dominates the crime and the prostitution. The works of Paulo Lins, Ferréz, Luiz Alberto Mendes e Alessandro Buzo approximate the reader to the social reality that was lived by them.

  3. Source of 1755 Lisbon earthquake and tsunami investigated

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    Zitellini, Nevio; Mendes, L. A.; Cordoba, D.; Danobeitia, J.; Nicolich, R.; Pellis, G.; Ribeiro, A.; Sartori, R.; Torelli, L.; Bartolome, R.; Bortoluzzi, G.; Calafato, A.; Carrilho, F.; Casoni, L.; Chierici, F.; Corela, C.; Correggiari, A.; Della Vedova, B.; Gracia, E.; Jornet, P.; Landuzzi, M.; Ligi, M.; Magagnoli, A.; Marozzi, G.; Matias, L.; Penitenti, D.; Rodriguez, P.; Rovere, M.; Terrinha, P.; Vigliotti, L.; Ruiz, A. Zahinos

    On November 1, 1755, the city of Lisbon was completely devastated by the combined effect of a tremendous earthquake, tsunami waves, and fire. The 1755 Lisbon earthquake was the most destructive cataclysm recorded in western Europe since the Roman Republic, with an estimated earthquake magnitude Mw ˜8.5 [Martins and Mendes Victor, 1990] and estimated tsunami magnitude of Mt= Mw= 8.5. The earthquake was felt as far away as Great Britain and Finland. The tsunami hit many coastal cities along southwest Iberia and North Africa, causing heavy destruction in Tanger and Casablanca.

  4. Selected Abstracts of the 6th International Congress of UENPS; Valencia (Spain); November 23rd-25th 2016; Session “Neonatology and NICU clinical care and practices”

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    Selected Abstracts of the 6th International Congress of UENPS; Valencia (Spain); November 23rd-25th 2016; Session “Neonatology and NICU clinical care and practices”ABS 1. BILATERAL CLAVICLE FRACTURE: A RARE CAUSE OF PERSISTENT CRYING • P. Cruz, P. Mendes, M. Anselmo, L. GonçalvesABS 2. NEONATAL TRANSPORT DURATION AND SHORT-TERM OUTCOME IN VERY-LOW-GESTATIONAL-AGE NEONATES • A. Matic, M. Gavrilovic LatinovicABS 3. PEMPHIGOID GESTATIONIS – A RARE CASE IN TWIN PREGNANCY • L. Gonçalves, E. Scorte...

  5. Sacred space and the healing journey.

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    Alt, Paul L

    2017-07-01

    Sacred space and spirituality have long been used to heal the mind, body, and spirit. This article illuminates the origins of sacred space and its role as a healing environment from the first human construct, the burial mound, to the 5th Century BCE Greek healing city of Epidaurus. It then examines the role of spirituality as one of the necessary human institutions for a healthy society, according to the Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico. The conclusion then surveys three contemporary healing environments' architecture, the Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline (VAHEDG), and how these sacred spaces mend individual and community ailments.

  6. 九世紀末葉敦煌諸郷「納草暦」の復原 :学郎課本三巻(P.4019・P.3349・P.3368)の一体的架蔵の証跡たるpièce(付属細片)をめぐって

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    海野洋平

    2016-01-01

    The fragments (pièces) accompanying three scrolls for students (xuelang 学郎) in the Dunhuang manuscript collection kept at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (namely, Pelliot chinois 3349, 3368, and 4019) were attached on their scrolls as mending paper. Eighteen of them have been found to be parts of a hay tax payment record (nacaoli 納草暦) dating to late 9th century Tang China. The task of restoring them, which is the topic of the present article, involved a comparison of names seen on the fr...

  7. David Sanders. A Divided Poet: Robert Frost, North of Boston, and the Drama of Disappearance.

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available David Sanders in his monograph entitled A Divided Poet: Robert Frost, North of Boston, and the Drama of Disappearance (2011 sheds light on the dilemmas, doubts and personal conflicts Frost confronted while composing his poetic collection North of Boston in which some of his most well-known lyrics, such as “Mending Wall,” “After Apple-Picking,” and “The Wood-Pile,” are contained. This book should be considered alongside a number of other publications either in monograph or essay form that app...

  8. The All-Volunteer Force: A Selected Bibliography

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    2013-02-01

    Doug. “Mend, Never End, the All-Volunteer Force.” Orbis 44, no. 3 (Summer 2000): 463-475. EBSCO OmniFile “Compulsory National Service 2006-2007...U.S. Army Soldier Performance and Work Outcomes.” Military Psychology 20, no. 4 (October 2008): 253-270. http://ezproxy.usawcpubs.org/login?url=http...Military Psychology 22, no. 4 (October 2010): 490-509. http://ezproxy.usawcpubs.org/login?url=http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/ mil/22/4/490.pdf Singer

  9. Entre direitos, ceintures avant, chaves de braço e rabos de arraia : os primórdios dos combates intermodalidades na cidade do Rio de Janeiro (1909-1929)

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    Lise, Riqueldi Straub

    2013-01-01

    Orientador: Dr. André Mendes Capraro Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação Física. Defesa: Curitiba, 26/02/2014 Inclui referências Resumo: Com o fim de verificar as consonâncias e divergências constatadas nos diversos discursos acerca da origem e popularização dos confrontos intermodalidades no Brasil, intenta-se, pó meio de uma pesquisa histórica pautada em fontes jornalísticas, analisar e problem...

  10. Genetic markers cannot determine Jewish descent.

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    Falk, Raphael

    2014-01-01

    Humans differentiate, classify, and discriminate: social interaction is a basic property of human Darwinian evolution. Presumably inherent differential physical as well as behavioral properties have always been criteria for identifying friend or foe. Yet, biological determinism is a relatively modern term, and scientific racism is, oddly enough, largely a consequence or a product of the Age of Enlightenment and the establishment of the notion of human equality. In recent decades ever-increasing efforts and ingenuity were invested in identifying Biblical Israelite genotypic common denominators by analysing an assortment of phenotypes, like facial patterns, blood types, diseases, DNA-sequences, and more. It becomes overwhelmingly clear that although Jews maintained detectable vertical genetic continuity along generations of socio-religious-cultural relationship, also intensive horizontal genetic relations were maintained both between Jewish communities and with the gentile surrounding. Thus, in spite of considerable consanguinity, there is no Jewish genotype to identify.

  11. Awliya’ ‘Inda Sayyid Quthb fi Tafsîr Zhilâl Al-Qur`an

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    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses about the term awliya` in Qur'an, which is one of the most popular discussion among the society, both in terms of meaning and tafseer. Sayyid Qutb is one of the most active mufasir in the field of movement and politics, so he focuses more on the study of term awliya in the Qur'an. Sayyid Qutb explains the word awliya’ has various meanings, depend on the context of the verse. First, it related to Jews, Christians and Gentiles, who show help, fellowship by realizing them as regulators of the Muslim way of life. Second, it related to Allah, who has the meaning of a helper, guide, protector, and who has all the power. The third relates to the believers, who explain the believers who are devoted to Allah and always call upon goodness and apostasy. Fourth, it related to Syaithan who makes him awliya', and indeed the awliya' referred to awliya’ for unbelievers.

  12. La scienza delle serie tv

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    Gentile, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    Un professore di chimica potrebbe davvero fabbricare droga come Walter White in "Breaking Bad"? Tra quanto avremo il teletrasporto di "Star Trek"? E qual è il modo migliore di reagire a un'epidemia zombie come quella di "The Walking Dead"? Si può parlare di scienza anche stando comodamente in poltrona di fronte alla televisione. Le serie tv sono diventate prodotti di culto, e le più celebri sono proprio quelle fantascientifiche, mediche o di investigazione, che al loro interno raccontano molta scienza. Cosa c'è di vero in ciò che mostrano? Dalla nascita del cosmo in "The Big Bang Theory", passando per le fantadiagnosi del "Dr. House", i complotti alieni di "X-Files" e la natura del tempo in "True Detective", Andrea Gentile svela il lato nascosto dei nostri show preferiti, con un linguaggio semplice e spiegazioni alla portata di tutti.

  13. [Biphasic pulmonary blastoma with germ cell differentiation: a challenge in diagnosis and treatment].

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    Teixeira, Alexandra; Vieira, Claúdia; Sousa, Nuno; Begonha, Rosa; Afonso, Mariana; Amaro, Teresina; Maurício, Joaquina

    2011-12-01

    Serviço de Oncologia Médica. Instituto Português de Oncologia Francisco Gentil. Porto. Portugal. A 27-year-old man, smoker, presented with three months history of fever. A left pulmonary mass inseparable from the heart was identified and serum alpha-fetoprotein was 4160 ng/ml. The morphologic aspects and immunohistochemistry of the biopsy specimen, in conjunction with the clinical findings were compatible with a diagnosis of pulmonary blastoma with germ cell differentiation. The tumour was considered unresectable. The patient was submitted to two cycles of primary chemotherapy with bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin. Despite a reduction in serum alpha-fetoprotein, the tumor did not regress. Second line chemotherapy (with paclitaxel, ifosfamide and cisplatin) was instituted, but progressive disease was identified after 2 cycles. Six months after the diagnosis cerebral metastases were found and the patient died. This case illustrates a rare situation of difficult diagnosis and treatment.

  14. ATLAS honours two Swiss companies

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    On 18 June 2003, ATLAS presented awards to two Swiss companies, Cicorel SA and Isola Composites AG, the suppliers of the electrodes and the composite bars for the electromagnetic calorimeter. "Physicists' dreams could not become reality without industry's active participation and creativity", said Peter Jenni, ATLAS spokesman, congratulating two of the collaboration's suppliers, to which it presented awards on 18 June. Swiss quality was the order of the day, since the two companies, Cicorel SA and Isola Composites AG, which are both involved in the production of components for the electromagnetic calorimeter, are located in Switzerland's Jura region. "You have taken up and met a challenge that bordered on the impossible", added Peter Jenni. The suppliers who received the ATLAS award: Hans Wyss from Cicorel SA (left) and Constant Gentile from Isola Composites (right).Circorel SA produced enough electrodes to cover an entire football pitch. Each electrode, measuring 2 square metres, consists of three layers of...

  15. Problem gaming in an everyday perspective

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    Thorhauge, Anne Mette; Karlsen, Faltin; Gregersen, Andreas Lindegaard

    2015-01-01

    The concept of ”video game addiction” has gradually replaced the depiction of violence in video games as a key issue of concern among parents and professionals. The concept refers to situations where (predominantly) young (predominantly) men neglect other activities in their everyday lives in order...... to play video games. As follows from the term ”addiction” the public common sense as well as a considerable part of research draw heavy parallels to alcohol abuse or psychological disorders applying either a neurophysiological or a clinical psychological approach to the issue (e.g. Gentile 2009). Typical...... as alternative perspectives on problem gaming and the individual presentations in the panel will take a range of perspectives on this issue: Rune Kristian Lundedal Nielsen will initiate the panel with a critical discussion of existing measures of video game addiction. Nielsen will track the historical roots...

  16. Best Management Practices for sediment control in a Mediterranean agricultural watershed

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    Abdelwahab, Ossama M. M.; Bingner, Ronald L.; Milillo, Fabio; Gentile, Francesco

    2015-04-01

    Soil erosion can lead to severe destruction of agricultural sustainability that affects not only productivity, but the entire ecosystem in the neighboring areas. Sediments transported together with the associated nutrients and chemicals can significantly impact downstream water bodies. Various conservation and management practices implemented individually or integrated together as a system can be used to reduce the negative impacts on agricultural watersheds from soil erosion. Hydrological models are useful tools for decision makers when selecting the most effective combination of management practices to reduce pollutant loads within a watershed system. The Annualized Agricultural Non-point Source (AnnAGNPS) pollutant loading management model can be used to analyze the effectiveness of diverse management and conservation practices that can control or reduce the impact of soil erosion processes and subsequent sediment loads in agricultural watersheds. A 506 km2 Mediterranean medium-size watershed (Carapelle) located in Apulia, Southern Italy was used as a case study to evaluate the model and best management practices (BMPs) for sediment load control. A monitoring station located at the Ordona bridge has been instrumented to continuously monitor stream flow and suspended sediment loads. The station has been equipped with an ultrasound stage meter and a stage recorder to monitor stream flow. An infrared optic probe was used to measure suspended sediment concentrations (Gentile et al., 2010 ). The model was calibrated and validated in the Carapelle watershed on an event basis (Bisantino et al., 2013), and the validated model was used to evaluate the effectiveness of BMPs on sediment reduction. Various management practices were investigated including evaluating the impact on sediment load of: (1) converting all cropland areas into forest and grass covered conditions; (2) converting the highest eroding cropland areas to forest or grass covered conditions; and (3

  17. Strengthening the Ubuntu social canopy after the Afrophobic attacks

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    Full Text Available In view of the aftermath of the Afrophobic attacks in South Africa, this study regards Paul�s emphasis concerning common humanity and morality as a possible lacuna towards strengthening Ubuntu. Paul taught that both the Jews and the Gentiles have their common ancestor � Adam, and that good morality is a better identity marker than ethnicity. In view of the aftermath of the Afrophobic attacks in South Africa, this study suggests that similar arguments can be used to amend the Ubuntu social canopy.Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: This study is interdisciplinary in nature in that it uses perspectives from social sciences to seek solutions towards a more inclusive communityKeywords: Afrophobia; Xenophobia; Ubuntu; Social Canopy; Christ-like Anthropology

  18. [The representation of Italian psychiatry in Italian Treccani Encyclopedia in 1930's].

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    Piazzi, Andrea; Piazzi, Gioia; Testa, Luana; Coccanari dè Fornari, Maria Antonietta

    2013-01-01

    The article reconstruct the situation of Italian psychiatry around 1930, using as unusual sources the pages of the Enciclopedia Italiana di Scienze, Lettere e Arti. This important work, conceived in 1925 and finished in 1937, is due - as well known - to the strong interest of Giovanni Gentile and to his capacity to involve in the project a great part of Italian intellectual world, without any ideological preclusion. The section devoted to Medical Sciences, including Psychiatry, was directed by Nicola Pende (1880-1970) and Giacinto Viola (1870-1943). A prevalent positivistic approach to science is well testified by their specific attention to preventive and social medicine, researches in Genetics and in biotypological constitutions. Psycopathological and psycological lemmas are very limited, underlying the medical disinterest towards contemporary philosophy and psycology.

  19. Om met nuwe oë na ander te kyk. Lukas-Handelinge oor 'n teologie van respek1

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    H.C. Van Zyl

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    To look at other with new eyes. Luke-Acts on a theology of respect

    This article deals with the topic of a theology of respect from the perspective of Luke-Acts. Is respect earned or is it a given with being human? First the context within which Luke-Acts communicated is being described. It was a culture of holiness which created stark divisions within Jewish society where some were regarded as more respectable than others in the eyes of God. Luke-Acts’ answer to this is to emphasize that God does not distinguish between people. Subsequently various categories of people are treated to show how this principle is being borne out by Luke-Acts:Gentiles, Samaritans, the poor, tax-collectors, women and sinners. The article closes with a few concluding remarks.

  20. Justice with mercy: About a contemporary Palestinian theology

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    Knud Jeppesen

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    Full Text Available Arab Christianity has a long history, longer than the history Christianity has in many European countries, a fact we seem to have forgotten in the west. According to Acts 2:11, some Arabs together with several other people of different nationalities were present when Peter gave his address to the crowd on the first Pentecost day after the ascension of Christ. Even if this piece of information is not historically true, there is no doubt that Christianity spread to the Arab world fairly early, probably in the beginning with some Judaeo-Christians, who moved to Arabia, and later on as a result of a mission to the gentiles. Already in antiquity the Bible was translated from the Greek Septuagint into Arabic.

  1. Effects of Prosocial, Neutral, and Violent Video Games on Children's Helpful and Hurtful Behaviors.

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    Saleem, Muniba; Anderson, Craig A; Gentile, Douglas A

    2012-01-01

    Recent research reveals that playing prosocial video games increases prosocial cognitions, positive affect, and helpful behaviors [Gentile et al., 2009; Greitemeyer and Osswald, 2009, 2010, 2011]. These results are consistent with the social-cognitive models of social behavior such as the general learning model [Buckley and Anderson, 2006]. However, no experimental studies have examined such effects on children. Previous research on violent video games suggests that short-term effects of video games are largely based on priming of existing behavioral scripts. Thus, it is unclear whether younger children will show similar effects. This research had 9-14 years olds play a prosocial, neutral, or violent video game, and assessed helpful and hurtful behaviors simultaneously through a new tangram measure. Prosocial games increased helpful and decreased hurtful behavior, whereas violent games had the opposite effects. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. Scientific Information Policy Board 90th Meeting

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    Gigi Rolandi, sitting in the middle, chairing his last meeting of the Scientific Information Policy Board before his retirement. Rolandi was the chairman of the board from March 2006 until April 2017, a period that has seen lots of dynamics within the field of authoring, publishing and librarianship - both at CERN and beyond. In the first row from left to right: Eckhard Elsen (Director of Research), Jens Vigen (Head Librarian) Gigi Rolandi (SIPB Chair), Anita Hollier (Archivist) and Urs Wiedemann (Theory). In the second row from left to right: Nikos Kasioumis (Invited speaker), Alexander Kohls (Invited speaker), Stella Christodoulaki (Invited speaker), Nick Ellis (Chair CREB), Clara Troncon (ACCU), Annette Holtkamp (Scientific Information Service), Tim Smith (IT) Brigitte Bloch-Devaux (non-LHC experiments), Constantinos Loizides (ALICE), Thierry Stora (Engineering), John Jowett (Beams), Arjan Verweij (Technology), Anne Gentil-Beccot (Scientific Information Service), Fergus Wilson (LHCb), Ludmila Marian (Invit...

  3. I’m okay, you’re not okay: Constancy of character and Paul’s understanding of change in his own and Peter’s behaviour

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    Eric Stewart

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    Full Text Available Paul argues in Galatians 2:11–14 that Peter was guilty of hypocrisy because he had withdrawn from eating with Gentiles in Antioch. Paul’s argument is best understood through the social and rhetorical conventions related to the encomium. The problem for Paul is that his own behaviour is inconsistent, and the Galatians know of his changed behaviour (Gl 1:13. Paul, then, is at pains to explain how his own changed behaviour, as a result of a commissioning from God, is different from Peter’s changed behaviour, as a result of fear of those from the circumcision. Paul’s concern for explaining his own change in behaviour as positive and Peter’s as negative is related to his overall concern to prevent future changes in the Galatians’ behaviour given that they are, as Paul himself is, commissioned by God for a new freedom.

  4. The Idea of Religion in Hobbes. Its Political Importance

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    Jorge Alfonso

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    Full Text Available The article attempts to determine the idea of religion in Hobbes and its political importance. Leviathan (I, 12 is analyzed. The natural and psychological origin of religion among the gentiles is mentioned and also the supremacy of christianity as a revealed religion. First of all, the criticism of Hobbes of pagan religion as pure superstition is reviewed. Secondly, the criticism of the language of christian theology as absurd. And, at the end, the view of christianity of Hobbes, according to wich there are only two fundamental precepts: To believe that Jesus is Christ and to obey the law. With this, religión is reduced only to the obedience of subjects to their sovereign

  5. La traducción científico-técnica francés-español en el ámbito de la enología (1750 - 1850

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    Miguel Ibáñez Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available This article makes a contribution to the history of scientific and technical translation within the domain of Enology. From the second part of the 18th century, the number of scientific and technical publications on the growing of grapes and vinification increased notably in France. L’Art de faire le vin, by Chaptal, together with other treaties such as those by the abbé Rozier, Le Gentil, or Maupain, constitute the starting point for Enology to become a science. This article will try to explain how the new agronomic and enological knowledge reached Spain by means of translation. A corpus of translations dated between 1750 and 1850 has been compiled in order to study the texts, translators, languages, and translation poetics involved. It will demonstrated that translators are faithful not to texts but to science instead.

  6. Genetic markers cannot determine Jewish descent

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    Falk, Raphael

    2015-01-01

    Humans differentiate, classify, and discriminate: social interaction is a basic property of human Darwinian evolution. Presumably inherent differential physical as well as behavioral properties have always been criteria for identifying friend or foe. Yet, biological determinism is a relatively modern term, and scientific racism is, oddly enough, largely a consequence or a product of the Age of Enlightenment and the establishment of the notion of human equality. In recent decades ever-increasing efforts and ingenuity were invested in identifying Biblical Israelite genotypic common denominators by analysing an assortment of phenotypes, like facial patterns, blood types, diseases, DNA-sequences, and more. It becomes overwhelmingly clear that although Jews maintained detectable vertical genetic continuity along generations of socio-religious-cultural relationship, also intensive horizontal genetic relations were maintained both between Jewish communities and with the gentile surrounding. Thus, in spite of considerable consanguinity, there is no Jewish genotype to identify. PMID:25653666

  7. Modelling of subglacial hydrological development during a rapid lake drainage event, West Greenland

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    Dow, C. F.; Kulessa, B.; Pimentel, S.; Tsai, V. C.; Doyle, S. H.; Rutt, I. C.; Jones, G. A.; Booth, A. D.; Hubbard, A.

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    We present results from a local-scale model of subglacial hydrological development during a rapid lake drainage event on the Russell Glacier catchment in West Greenland. Previous models applied to rapid lake drainage events include a turbulent radial model (Tsai and Rice, 2010) and a 1-D flowband model (Pimentel and Flowers, 2011). Both models have limitations for application to lake drainage events. For the former, the radial extent of water flow is restricted to several ice thicknesses and no provision is made for the development of basal channels. For the latter model, the input of water directly from the lake to the bed without modulation by englacial flow, together with the fact that lateral basal flux is neglected, causes unrealistic subglacial pressure levels. To resolve these limitations, we link the two models together, thus allowing both local radial flux and downstream development of a coupled efficient and distributed drainage system. Our model is constrained by inputs from fieldwork completed in summer 2010 at a rapid lake drainage site in the land-terminating region of West Greenland. Passive seismic records indicate the region of basal water injection. Reflection seismic amplitude vs. angle (AVA) surveys allow analysis of the basal material characteristics. Lake drainage rate and differential GPS vertical and horizontal motion records are used as constraints for our model outputs. Our preliminary results suggest that large basal channels do not necessarily form during the rapid drainage of supraglacial lakes. A lack of an efficient drainage system has an impact on the local ice dynamics and the treatment of lake drainage events in larger-scale dynamic models. References: Pimentel, S and Flowers, G. (2011). A numerical study of hydrologically driven glacier dynamics and subglacial flooding, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science, 467 (2126): doi: 10.1098/rspa.2010.0211. Tsai, V.C. and Rice, J.R. (2010). A

  8. Physicochemical properties of Scamorza ewe milk cheese manufactured with different probiotic cultures.

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    Albenzio, M; Santillo, A; Caroprese, M; Ruggieri, D; Napolitano, F; Sevi, A

    2013-05-01

    The present study was undertaken to produce functional Scamorza cheese from Gentile di Puglia ewe milk by incorporating probiotic strains into the cheese matrix and to evaluate the physicochemical characteristics of Scamorza ewe milk cheese. Gentile di Puglia ewe bulk milk was used for Scamorza cheese production. Cheeses were denoted S-CO for control Scamorza cheese, S-BB for Scamorza cheese made using a mix of Bifidobacterium longum and Bifidobacterium lactis, and S-LA for Scamorza cheese made using Lactobacillus acidophilus as probiotic strain. Cheeses were analyzed at 1, 7, and 15 d of ripening. Probiotic cell recovery in cheese was 7.55 ± 0.07 log10 cfu/g and 9.09 ± 0.04 log10 cfu/g in S-LA and S-BB cheese, respectively; probiotic cheeses also displayed the highest levels of lactic microflora. Reverse-phase HPLC chromatograms of the water-soluble nitrogen fraction showed a more complex profile in S-BB, with distinctive peaks in the early-eluting zone. The matured Scamorza cheese containing the mix of B. longum and B. lactis was characterized by significantly higher levels of Gln, Ser, Arg, Ile, and Leu, whereas cheese containing Lb. acidophilus was characterized by higher levels of Tyr and Met. Total FFA content was the highest in S-LA, intermediate in S-BB, and the lowest in S-CO cheese; in particular, Scamorza cheese containing Lb. acidophilus showed the highest level of vaccenic acid, oleic acid, and total conjugated linoleic acid. Probiotic bacteria survived through the technological phases of pasta filata cheese production, maintained their specific metabolic pathways, and conferred functional properties to Scamorza ewe milk cheese. Copyright © 2013 American Dairy Science Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. [Breast Cancer: Value-Based Healthcare, Costs and Financing].

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    Harfouche, Ana; Silva, Silvia; Faria, João; Araújo, Rui; Gouveia, António; Lacerda, Maria; D'Orey, Luís

    2017-11-29

    Breast cancer is the second most common oncological disease worldwide. To analyse the new disease specific funding programme (breast cancer) implemented at the Francisco Gentil Portuguese Institute of Oncology, Lisbon Center (Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil), the actual costs of the patients were examined using activity-based costing as a costing methodology. This study addresses the following question: "How much does it cost to treat breast cancer per 'patient-month' compared to the monthly fixed 'funding envelope'?". The study cohort consisted of 807 patients, corresponding to all the patients eligible for the new disease specific funding programme and who were enrolled during the first year of implementation. Activity-based costing was used to calculate the total real costs per stage of disease and per 'patient-month' as well as the deviation from the monthly fixed 'funding envelope'. The total costs were 6.6 M€, whereas the total funding was 5.2 M€ for a total of 5648 'patient-months'. In 2014, the balance difference between the funding obtained and the actual costs was -1.4 €M for the cohort of 807 patients. The extreme cases of differences in cost per 'patient-month' compared to the monthly fixed 'funding envelope' were (i) stage 0/Tis, with higher funding at 415.23 € per 'patient-month', and (ii) stage IIIC, with lower funding at 1062.79 € per 'patient-month'. The 'patient-month' cost, regardless of disease stage was 1170.29 €. The median deviation per 'patient-month' was negative (241.21 €) compared to the monthly fixed 'funding envelope' of 929.08 € in the first year. Establishing activity-based costing - funding models will be crucial for the future sustainability of the healthcare sector.

  10. Regulation of Islamic art in confessional policy of Catherine II (on materials of the Tyumen region

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    Yulia A. Bortnikova

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    Full Text Available Prevention of the religious conflicts and Islamic extremism, education of confessional tolerance, – these and other questions became the most actual political and scientific problem now. Art reflects outlook of people and is an ideological lever on society. In article the policy on use of Islamic art for education of confessional tolerance is analyzed. This policy began by Catherine II in 1773, had the content of reform and extended on religious art and architecture of all gentiles in the Russian Empire. Article is written on the basis of materials of the Central historical archive of the Republic of Bashkortostan and exhibits of the museums. The Tyumen region (the South of the modern Tyumen region was an optimum basis for carrying out this policy because of the mixed option of Islam which arose there. Muslim art included a complex of the subjects intended for execution of a religious cult. It reflected elements of Shamanism and Tengriism, and after carrying out reform – Judaism and Christianity. Thus, at it there were forms and images of all religions of the Tyumen region. Syncretism of Islamic art was shown in a typology of cult objects, their ornament and mission. The most unusual phenomenon was existence of a religious sculpture which was forbidden in Islam and Orthodoxy, but existed in both religions, and also in Catholicism, Tengriism and Shamanism. In article ways of impact on Muslim art which were used by the Orenburg Mohammedan spiritual meeting are considered. It didn't interfere in preservation of religious syncretism, and also executed orders of the government on Christianization of Islamic art. Authors come to a conclusion that reform carried lines of policy of multiculturalism for gentiles.

  11. Síndrome da veia cava superior

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    Graça Fonseca

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: A Sindrome da Vcia Cava Superior (SVCS estágeralmente associada a doença oncológica avançada, apresentando um mau prognóistico.Esta sindrome com uma apresentação clinica aguda ou subaguda, pode requerer uma intervenção imediata.A radioterapia tem um papel primordial no tratamento paliativo da SVCS, obtendo alivio sintomático na maior parte dos casos.Os autores analisam 20 casos de SVCS, tratados no Departamento de Radioterapia do Instituto Português de Oncologia de Francisco Gentil – Centro do Porto, no period compreendido entre Janeiro de 1984 e Outubro de 1997.REV PORT PNEUMOL 1998; IV (3: 281-285 ABSTRACT: The Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS is usually associated with advanced malignancy and has a dismal prognosis.This syndrome can be an acute or subacute event, that may require prompt intervention.Radiotherapy is a potent modality in the palliative treatment of SVCS with a significant reduction in symptoms in the majority of cases.The authors analyse 20 cases of SVCS treated between January 1984 and October 1997, in the Department of Radiotherapy of the Instituto Português de Oncologia de Francisco Gentil-Cenlro do Porto.REV PORT PNEUMOL 1998; IV (3: 281-285 : Key-Words, Superior Vena Cava Syndrome, Lung Cancer, Radiotherapy, Palliation, Palavras-chave: Sindrome da Veia Cava Superior, Cancro do Pulmão, Radioterapia, Palição

  12. Fábula e Mito na Literatura Tradicional Portuguesa - Pequenas Totalidades

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo pretende-se analisar modalidades do recurso ao mito nafábula esópica no sentido de fazer uma revisão do estatuto da fábula no sistema dos géneros da literatura tradicional. Na primeira parte, analisam-se perspectivas várias sobre a fábula, que vão desde concepções medievais à colecção de Manuel Mendes da Vidigueira, produzida no início de seiscentos, e à viragem da fábula da filosofiapara a poética nas épocas posteriores a La Fontaine, culminando com a apropriação da fábula na colecção de contos tradicionais de Teófilo Braga. Na segunda parte, propõe-se uma leitura comparada da fábula «Juno e o pavão», que dá especial atenção à incorporação das fábulas de Manuel Mendes da Vidigueira na colecção de Teófilo Braga, argumentando que a fábula na literatura tradicional tende a desaparecer como género e a absorver as características do conto.

  13. Ayurvedic Profiling of Alzheimer's Disease.

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    Bredesen, Dale E; Rao, Rammohan V

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    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-associated, progressive neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by severe memory loss, personality changes, and an overall decline in cognitive function. The cause of AD is not yet completely defined and efforts to find a cure for it have so far been disappointing. AD is one of the most significant health care problems nationally and globally. Recently, we described a personalized therapeutic approach called metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration (MEND) that successfully reversed the cognitive decline in patients with early AD. The magnitude of the improvement was exceptional, providing testimony to the fact that a personalized and programmatic approach to cognitive decline is highly effective. Ayurveda is a personalized system of traditional medicine native to India and the Indian subcontinent. Although a direct reference to AD in the ancient Ayurvedic literature is missing, concepts including forgetfulness, memory loss, and brain cell loss have been described. Using the clinical information and the metabolic profiling of AD individuals we recently reported using the MEND program, we now describe in this commentary, 3 subtypes of AD based on the Ayurvedic interpretation. Ayurvedic profiling of patients with AD reveals 3 readily distinguishable subtypes, namely Vata, Pitta, and Krimi, which will prove useful in patients with cognitive decline and those at risk for such decline from the standpoint of specific subtype-based Ayurvedic intervention.

  14. NETWORK ANALYSIS OF PORTUGUESE TEAM ON FIFA WORLD CUP 2014

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    Rui Sousa Mendes,

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    Full Text Available Match analysis has been using in football case to identify properties and patterns of teams (Sarmento et al., 2014. From the regular notational analysis until the most recent computational tactical metrics, a lot of different outcomes can be possible to extract from a single match (Clemente, Couceiro, Martins, & Mendes, 2015. In the specific case of football, the cooperation among team-members is one of the main factors that contribute for a better performance (Grund, 2012. Thus, to analyse such cooperation the Social Network Analysis have been used to identify how team-members are connected and if there are cooperation tendencies inside the team (Clemente et al., 2015. The prominent players have been also analysed in order to identify the central players in the team (Clemente, Couceiro, Martins, & Mendes, 2014.Objectives: Therefore, using the social network analysis approach the aim of this study was to analyse the centrality levels of Portuguese positional roles during the FIFA World Cup 2014 and to identify the prominent tactical positions that determined the moments with ball.

  15. Murilo, o surrealismo e a religião

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    Full Text Available O recente centenário de Murilo Mendes nos forneceu a ocasião para avaliar de que modo se vinculam, em sua obra, poesia, religião e modernidade 2. Creio, em poucas palavras, antecipando o argumento que pretendo desenvolver, que em Murilo Mendes podemos encontrar uma posição eqüidistante entre, de um lado, o cristianismo escriturário, e sua crença de uma verdade única, ainda que essa singularidade esteja igualmente aberta à indeterminação dos sistemas significantes e, de outro, o relativismo hermenêutico, que rechaça a idéia de que possa haver uma verdade final e definitiva. Porém, para poder demonstrar esta minha hipótese, torna-se necessário uma análise do ambiente cultural em que Murilo elabora seus conceitos a respeito de religião e literatura, reconstruindo, notadamente, o debate que, mesmo na Europa de entre-guerras, suscitavam estas questões.

  16. GUIMARÃES ROSA: DESENREDOS E PROJEÇÕES NAS LITERATURAS DE LíNGUA PoRTUGUESA

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    Maria de Santa-Cruz

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    Full Text Available Logotesis e eironeia na prática dos Prefácios de Tutaméia. O criador e a rebeldia da criatura: "Desenredo" e seus palimpsestos, em especial Joyce (Rosa versus Joyce e o livro de Job (40, 1-10. "A terceira margem do rio" como hipotexto de duas estórias de Mia Couto. Processosde formação de novas palavras e português vernáculo: neologismos e regionalismos. Comparação de alguns processos rosianos com os dos seusprecursores em língua portuguesa (Fernão Mendes Pinto e Machado deAssis, Simões Lopes Neto, Mário de Andrade c Aquilino Ribeiro; osprocessos rosianos c os de Luandino Vieira (Angola; José Craveirinha, Grabato Dias e Mia Couto (Moçambique. O Segredo intransmissível do fazer poético: Humor, Alegria e Loucura. Os mendes pintores e amaka de Babel.

  17. Design Paradigm Utilizing Reversible Diels-Alder Reactions to Enhance the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Materials.

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    Davidson, Joshua R; Appuhamillage, Gayan A; Thompson, Christina M; Voit, Walter; Smaldone, Ronald A

    2016-07-06

    A design paradigm is demonstrated that enables new functional 3D printed materials made by fused filament fabrication (FFF) utilizing a thermally reversible dynamic covalent Diels-Alder reaction to dramatically improve both strength and toughness via self-healing mechanisms. To achieve this, we used as a mending agent a partially cross-linked terpolymer consisting of furan-maleimide Diels-Alder (fmDA) adducts that exhibit reversibility at temperatures typically used for FFF printing. When this mending agent is blended with commercially available polylactic acid (PLA) and printed, the resulting materials demonstrate an increase in the interfilament adhesion strength along the z-axis of up to 130%, with ultimate tensile strength increasing from 10 MPa in neat PLA to 24 MPa in fmDA-enhanced PLA. Toughness in the z-axis aligned prints increases by up to 460% from 0.05 MJ/m(3) for unmodified PLA to 0.28 MJ/m(3) for the remendable PLA. Importantly, it is demonstrated that a thermally reversible cross-linking paradigm based on the furan-maleimide Diels-Alder (fmDA) reaction can be more broadly applied to engineer property enhancements and remending abilities to a host of other 3D printable materials with superior mechanical properties.

  18. Euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and Christianity's positive relationship to the world.

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    Delkeskamp-Hayes, Corinna

    2003-01-01

    This essay addresses the problem of communication between Christianity and the secular world in an area where the latter tends to oppose the moral norms endorsed by the former. How, in the interest of missionary outreach (and with which understandings of what such outreach involves) can the language barriers be bridged? Whereas the Roman Catholic natural law tradition posits a neutral common ground of (traditional or hermeneutical) rationality between Christianity and the world, an Ebeling- and Barth-modified Lutheranism engages in an argument ad hominem by seizing upon an admitted deficiency within that world, and by recommending Christianity for mending that deficiency. Both positions differ from the Evangelical claim that since that which the world politically values is derived from Christianity, it must remain subject to Christianity's moral legislation. An entirely different approach to the communication- and outreach-problem is taken by Orthodox Christianity: The gulf which separates it from the world is acknowledged, and the possibility of trans-gulf-traffic is referred to God's grace. It is only this latter model, however, which preserves Christianity's theological terms (such as "Scripture", "law", and "holiness") from common-ground-securing, deficiency-mending, or authority-imposing secularizing, and thus from compromising that very theological context into which communicative outreach endeavors were to invite.

  19. Dimensions of world food problems

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    Duncan, E.R. (ed.)

    1977-01-01

    The focus of this book is on the several principal dimensions of population and food problems and their interactions as they appear in 1976. The authors view the present situation as difficult and urgent, but certainly not as impossible. The emphasis of this book is on agriculture and providing food to hungry people to gain time for stabilizing the human population at a manageable level. Seventeen papers dealing with the issue are: A Review of Population and Trends, E.R. Duncan; Human Nutritional Needs and Food Sources, John N. Hathcock, Josefa S. Eusebio; The Food-Producing Regions of the World, Louis M. Thompson; Energy Use in Food Production, David Pimentel, Elinor Cruze Terhune; Land Ownership and Tenure, Peter Dorner; Climate and Weather for Food Production, R.H. Shaw; Soil Resources--Characteristics, Potentials, and Limitations, William D. Shrader; Animals--Potentials and Limitations for Human Food, N.L. Jacobson, G.N. Jacobson; Food Crops--Production, Limitations, and Potentials, D.G. Woolley; Crop Production Practices, J.W. Pendleton; Food Losses--Situation and Opportunities for Improvement, Harry E. Snyder; Constraints to Change--Social, Political, and Economic, Loyd K. Fischer; Institutions and Facilities--Development Considerations, Melvin G. Blase; Food Policies of Governments, Roy D. Laird, Betty A. Laird; Credit and Credit Systems for Food Production, Mervin G. Smith; Education and Training for Adoption and Diffusion of New Ideas, Joe M. Bohlen; and Assistance to Developing Nations, Douglas Ensminger.

  20. Sports Practices and Cardiovascular Risk in Teenagers.

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    Scherr, Carlos; Fabiano, Leonardo Corrêa Castro; Guerra, Renata Leborato; Belém, Luciano Herman Juacaba; Câmara, Ana Carolina Gurgel; Campos, Adriana

    2018-02-19

    Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of deaths in the world, and many events could be prevented by healthy life habits. To compare the occurrence of cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents enrolled at public schools in the city of Rio de Janeiro, including a renowned school for sport practices. Cross-sectional study, convenience sampling of 422 students enrolled at the Experimental Olympic Gymnasium (EOG) and at Figueiredo Pimentel School (FP). Using descriptive analyses, continuous variables were expressed as mean and standard deviation or median and interquartile ranges, and the Student's t-test or the chi-square test, respectively, was used for comparisons. The sports were classified according to the metabolic equivalent of task (MET) (below or above 5). We included 274 students enrolled at the EOG and 148 at FP. Mean age was similar between schools -12.5 ± 1.6 years at FP and 12.6 ± 0.9 at the EOG; 65.5% of the students at FP and 43.8% of the students at the EOG were female (p eating habits outside school may contribute to a better metabolic profile and reduction in cardiovascular risk factors in students. Public health measures are also need.

  1. Coligações: reflexão da aliança “informal” entre PSDB e PT em Belo Horizonte

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    Sander Neves

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Os partidos políticos brasileiros, às vésperas das eleições de 2008, buscam alternativas que lhes permitam ampliar o número de votos destinados aos candidatos indicados nas convenções para concorrer ao cargo de prefeito. Neste contexto, as coligações partidárias ganham cada vez mais importância no cenário da política nacional. Em Belo Horizonte, nove partidos lançaram candidatos próprios. Os demais participarão via coligações. E é exatamente uma das coligações o alvo deste artigo. A capital mineira é palco de uma coligação “informal” entre o atual governador do estado, Aécio Neves (PSDB, e o atual prefeito de Belo Horizonte, Fernando Pimentel (PT, que se uniram, contra a vontade dos seus respectivos partidos, para apoiar a candidatura do empresário Márcio Lacerda (PSB. PT e PSDB juntos? O que estaria por trás desta parceria? Este artigo tenta refletir sobre estas questões.

  2. A PROBLEMATIZAÇÃO COMO POSSIBILIDADE AVALIATIVA EM ARTES VISUAIS: APONTAMENTOS A PARTIR DE UMA PERSPECTIVA PÓS-MODERNA / Questioning as an evaluative possibility in visual arts: notes from a post-modern perspective

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    Marilda Oliveira de Oliveira

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Propusemo-nos a pensar, neste artigo, sobre o cenário contemporâneo e a produção de subjetividades, elencando a partir disso alguns pontos que nos incitaram a trazer a problematização como possibilidade avaliativa. A partir de Bauman (2007, Veiga Neto (2002 e Agamben (2009 traçamos as linhas que compõem o espaço e o tempo contemporâneo, e a partir de Guattari e Rolnik (2010 pensamos a produção das subjetividades nesse contexto. A avaliação de modo geral e a avaliação em artes visuais em particular são mapeadas a partir de autores como Sacristán (1998, Zabala (1998, Pimentel (2009 e Tourinho (2010. A partir de Deleuze (1988-1989, 1999, e Foucault (2004, pensamos o conceito de problematização, esboçando possibilidades para pensar a avaliação e a própria educação na contemporaneidade. Palavras-chave: Avaliação. Contemporaneidade. Problematização.

  3. Distribution of the educational offer (EOT and formal tourism research structures (FSRT in Ecuador

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    Thiago Duarte Pimentel

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to identify the Ecuadorian educational system, in particular its educational offer in tourism (EOT and to analyze how it is formed and distributed according to different types (universities and non-universities and levels (undergraduate and postgraduate. Specifically, it analyzes its relation with the production of scientific knowledge in tourism, in Ecuador, through the existence of formal research structures (FRST linked to the EOT. The theoretical basis presents the discussion on the sociology of vocational education and training in tourism, as well as on institutionalized structures of knowledge production. Empirically, all the institutions of higher education of the country (IHE were identified according to the data of the Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT, and through the information available on their websites, the ihe in which there was education offer in tourism and linked to this offer the existence of first. The method was previously developed by Pimentel and De Paula (2014. As a result, and conclusion, it has been evidenced that the offer of EOT and FRST is highly asymmetric in the country. Internal discrepancies were also identified for EOT, as the offer of the degree courses predominates, whose thematic area focuses on the subject of economy and management. Therefore, there is a need to seek more balance between EOT, its types, levels and thematic areas.

  4. Why few older adults participate in complex motor skills: a qualitative study of older adults' perceptions of difficulty and challenge.

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    Kraft, Katarina P; Steel, Kylie A; Macmillan, Freya; Olson, Rebecca; Merom, Dafna

    2015-11-26

    Maintaining neuromotor fitness across the life course is imperative. It can reduce falls in older individuals and improve/maintain physical and cognitive functioning. Complex motor skills (CMS) are involved in many physical activities (e.g., ball games, dance), which can improve neuromotor fitness. However, few older adults participate in CMS. This study aimed to understand how older adults perceive the degree of difficulty and challenge, using Gentile's taxonomy of motor skills as a framework. Six focus groups (FGs) were conducted with older adults (aged 61-92 years; N = 36) using a semi-structured question guide, to explore older adults' perceptions of difficulty and challenges associated with physical activity types. FGs were conducted in three villages and community groups in Sydney, Australia. Verbatim transcripts were coded inductively following a grounded theory approach to analysis to discover categories and concepts based on participants' views. Older adults perceived physical effort and pace as influencing difficulty where as challenging activities were not found to hinder older adults' willingness to participate. Other challenges in performing activities were attributed to: skill level, environment conditions (e.g., pool versus ocean swimming) and variations influencing complexity. Social and interpersonal issues, such as embarrassment, rapport with instructors, prior experience/ familiarity, in addition to physical effort, were other central features of older adults' perceptions of physical activities. Themes that appeared to increase the likelihood of participation in CMS were: age appropriate modification; enjoyment; social aspects; past experience; and having experienced instructors. This study offers recommendations for increasing participation in CMS. Modifying activities to suit ability and age and increasing exposure during the life span may help maintain participation into old age. Gentile's taxonomy provides an appropriate framework for

  5. A TEMÁTICA ECLESIOLÓGICA “POVO DE DEUS” A PARTIR DE RM 9,24-29

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    Paulo Jackson Nóbrega de Sousa

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    Full Text Available Paulo usa pouquíssimas vezes o termo “povo” (lao,j - laos e ainda menos o sintagma “povo de Deus”. Ele sempre o faz em citações vétero-testamentárias. Em Rm, ele o usa pela primeira vez em 9,24-29, ponto de partida deste artigo. Esta pesquisa pretende afirmar que a categoria “povo de Deus”, embora não sendo um “superconceito” eclesiológico, é uma importante temática no cenário da reflexão paulina sobre a Igreja. Ela dialoga com o tema teológico tipicamente paulino da filiação adotiva e com a teologia do chamado. Distanciando-se de toda eclesiologia de substituição, defende-se que Deus chama uma comunidade inclusiva (“nós” dentre os gentios e dentre os judeus. Assim, confirma-se a irrevogabilidade da Palavra de Deus e a consciência de que os dons e o chamado de Deus são sem arrependimento, pois gentios e judeus se alimentam da mesma seiva e da mesma raiz (Rm 11,17. ABSTRACT: Paul, in his letters, very rarely uses the term ‘people’ (lao,j & laos and even less the phrase ‘people of God’. He always has it in Old Testament references. In Romans, he uses it for the first time in 9:24-29, the departure point for this article. This investigation attempts to affirm that the category ‘people of God’, although not being an ecclesiological central concept (Oberbegriff, is an important theme in the Pauline reflection on the Church. It will dialogue with the typically Pauline theological theme of adoptive sonship and with the theology of the call. Distancing itself from all ecclesiology of substitution, it will argue that God calls an inclusive community (‘we’ within gentiles and within the Jews. So, having confirmed the irrevocability of the Word of God and the consciousness that the gifts and the call of God are without regret, it follows that gentiles and Jews are nourished from the same sap and the same root.

  6. Flight intensities of rock pigeons (Columba guinea and sunflower damage

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    O. B. Kok

    1990-07-01

    Full Text Available Daily flight patterns of rock pigeons (Columba guinea in the Bloemfontein area are characterised by prominent peaks in early morning and late afternoon. During the middle of the day the birds usually rest in shady places of buildings situated en route to and from field crops in the immediate vicinity of the city. Sunflower is damaged mainly by rock pigeons of which the local population was estimated to be at least 6000. Investigations of bird damage to sunflower within a radius of 20 km from the city centre amounts to between 1 and 7% of the potential seed yield. The regular hunting of rock pigeons is recom­mended as a deterrent.

  7. Hamas in Dire Straits

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    Ely Karmon

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available This Research Note analyses Hamas's standing after it deserted the "Axis of Resistance" and Damascus, positioning itself in the Sunni coalition against the Assad regime in Syria. The unfulfilled promises of the short Muslim Brotherhood reign in Egypt and the enmity of the new military regime in Cairo have seriously hurt Hamas's political, economic and military interests in the Gaza Strip and isolated it regionally. Hamas leaders lately began negotiations to mend fences with Iran, its former sponsor and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah. The situation endangers Hamas's internal cohesion, can push it to a violent outburst against Israel or in support of the embattled Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. However, it also possibly offers a window of opportunity to exploit its weakness, Egypt's good will and Tehran's present restraint in order to advance the laborious Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

  8. AVALIAÇÃO DO USO DE TÉCNICAS DE CAPTAÇÃO DE ÁGUA DE CHUVA NA REGIÃO SEMI-ÁRIDA DO NORDESTE BRASILEIRO

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    Cavalcanti,Nilton de Brito; Oliveira,Carlos Alberto Vasconcelos de; Brito,Luiza Teixeira de Lima; Resende,Geraldo Milanez

    1999-01-01

    RESUMO Este trabalho teve como objetivo fazer ura levantamento junto aos pequenos agricultores de cinco municípios da região semi-árida, quanto à utilização das técnicas voltadas para a captação e o armazenamento de água de chuva. O trabalho foi realizado nos municípios de Simplício Mendes, PI, Morada Nova, CE, Angicos, RN, Jeremoabo, BA, e Tnajá, PE, no período de 1996 a 1998. Em cada município foi aplicado um questionário junto aos agricultores selecionados por meio de uma amostra aleatória...

  9. Self-referenced continuous-variable measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution

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    Wang, Yijun; Wang, Xudong; Li, Jiawei; Huang, Duan; Zhang, Ling; Guo, Ying

    2018-05-01

    We propose a scheme to remove the demand of transmitting a high-brightness local oscillator (LO) in continuous-variable measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution (CV-MDI QKD) protocol, which we call as the self-referenced (SR) CV-MDI QKD. We show that our scheme is immune to the side-channel attacks, such as the calibration attacks, the wavelength attacks and the LO fluctuation attacks, which are all exploiting the security loopholes introduced by transmitting the LO. Besides, the proposed scheme waives the necessity of complex multiplexer and demultiplexer, which can greatly simplify the QKD processes and improve the transmission efficiency. The numerical simulations under collective attacks show that all the improvements brought about by our scheme are only at the expense of slight transmission distance shortening. This scheme shows an available method to mend the security loopholes incurred by transmitting LO in CV-MDI QKD.

  10. The effect of Normast (PEA) on neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury

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    Andresen, Sven Robert; Bing, Jette; Hansen, Rikke Bod Middelhede

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Neuropathic pain and spasticity after spinal cord injury (SCI) represent still a significant, unresolved problem causing suffering and re¬duced quality of life in patients with SCI. Treatment of neuropathic pain is a complex and difficult task, and many patients have incom......¬plete relief from present available and recom¬mended treatment. Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a fatty acid which is produced in many cells in the body. It suggested to potentiate the body’s own canna¬bis-like substances (endocannabinoids) and to reduce pain and inflammation. Clinical trials support the use......) on neuropathic pain, and sec¬ondary to study the effect of Normast on spas¬ticity and psychological functioning in patients with spinal cord injury. Population characteristics: Gender, male/female, n 43/15 Age since inclusion, years, mean (SD) 55.3 (9.5) Time since injury, years, mean (SD) 8.8 (8.9) Present...

  11. Convergências do feminino na poética muriliana

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    Daniela Moraes Neves

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Pela liberdade feérica e a inteligência sans le secours d’etat major clama o eu poético muriliano, com algum saudosismo e ao mesmo tempo com uma marca única e voz cortante, bem ao estilo daqueles que constroem seu próprio jogo e sua própria arte. Em A Idade do Serrote, obra de memórias, Murilo Mendes confessa sua fascinação pelos mistérios humanos e, em toda a sua poesia, revela nas imagens femininas sua busca de expor em versos os incompreensíveis e complexos caminhos da experiência humana; não apenas através das reflexões de cada poema, mas também na forma assimétrica, fragmentada e de organização conscientemente desordenada de seus versos.

  12. Sulla penetrazione dei prestiti romanzi nello Sloveno

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    Neva Godini

    1984-12-01

    Full Text Available Com'è risaputo, la storia della penetrazione dei prestiti romanzi nello sloveno dialettale come in quello letterario è ancora quasi tutta da scrivere. O forse sarebbe-meglio dire de­ finire sotto i suoi molteplici ed anche problematici aspetti. Non ricorderoqui i fondaineiitali lavori di vari studiosi quali K. Štrekelj, F. Šturm, lo stesso A. Grad ed altri ancora. Tutti hanno illuminate I singoli ma anche frammentari aspetti di que­ sto vasto ed irrisolto problema. Quello che manca è però un la­ voro sistematico che tenga in considerazione soprattutto quei materiali che possano considerarsi validi per tutto il variega­ te mondo dialettal sloveno. L'unico tentativo in questo sensorisale a ben trent'anni fa e non ebbe l'onore della stampa, anche se è facilmente corisultabile. Alludfamo naturalmente alla opera del Mende.

  13. The scientific research programmes of Lakatos and applications in parasitology.

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    Cabaret, J; Denegri, G

    2008-09-01

    The methodology of scientific research programme (MSRP) proposed by Lakatos was in the line of the proposals made by Popper. MSRP were intended for constructing and evaluating research programme, which is unique among philosophers of science. Surprisingly, scientists dedicated to research in mathematics, physic or biology have not used much MRSP. This could be due to the fact that scientists are not aware of the existence of MSRP, or they find it difficult to apply to their own investigations. That is why we present firstly the main characteristics of this methodology (hard core--the group of hypothesis that are admitted by experts in the field, auxiliary hypotheses--which are intended to protect and refine the hypotheses of the hard-core, and heuristics for mending and evaluating the MSRP) and, secondly, propose an example in helminthology. We think that the methodology of Lakatos, is a useful tool, but it cannot encompass the large flexibility of investigations pathways.

  14. Infant twin mortality and hospitalisations after the perinatal period - a prospective cohort study from Guinea-Bissau

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    Bjerregaard-Andersen, M; Biering-Sørensen, S; Gomes, G M

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    at the National Hospital Simão Mendes in the capital Bissau. Children were examined clinically at enrolment. Maternal, pregnancy and obstetric information was collected and HIV testing offered at birth. Follow-up occurred at home at 2, 6 and 12 months and through linkage with the paediatric admission register...... at the National Hospital. RESULTS: About 495 twins and 333 singletons were alive on day 7 after birth. In total, 36 twins and 12 singletons died during follow-up, the post-perinatal infant mortality rate being 91/1000 person-years for twins and 42/1000 for singletons (HR = 2.11, 95% CI: 1.......09-4.07). In a multivariable analysis among twins only, birth weight

  15. Evasão escolar e educação profissional

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    Resenha do livro: HEIJMANS, Rosemary Dore; ARAÚJO, Adilson César de; MENDES, Josué de Sousa (Orgs.). Evasão na educação: estudos, políticas e propostas de enfrentamento. Brasília: Editora do IFB/RIMEPES, 2014, 466p. Disponível em: http://www.fae.ufmg.br/rimepes/livros.html. A obra, aqui apresentada, foi produzida no contexto da Rede Ibero-Americana de Estudos sobre Educação Profissional e Evasão Escolar (RIMEPES) e oferece um olhar diversificado sobre a evasão escolar no ensino médio, em part...

  16. El discurso anómalamente visionario de Moacyr Scliar

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    Full Text Available Este estudio examina el discurso que producen, bajo los efectos de la inspiración sobrenatural, los personajes visionarios en la narrativa de Moacyr Scliar. El cuento “Os profetas de Benjamim Bok” y la novela A estranha nação de Rafael Mendes presentan diversas manifestaciones del habla inspirada, mezclando las convenciones de la literatura profética y apocalíptica con elementos provenientes de otras épocas y culturas. En la ingeniosa novela A mulher que escreveu a Bíblia, se aprecia una fusión de la creencia tradicional en la escritura revelada con algunos conceptos típicos del feminismo de la segunda parte del siglo XX, en torno a la mujer, su cuerpo y su escritura.

  17. Photovoltaic systems for the nature parks of Rio de Janeiro municipality; Sistemas fotovoltaicos para os parques municipais da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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    This paper presents the current status of the project run by the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, though its Secretary for the Environment, aiming the implantation of photovoltaic (PV) systems for electrification of the Nature Parks of the City. Relevant characteristics of 6 parks, which are to receive first the PV systems, are discussed here, including Parks Prainha, Dois Irmaos, Chico Mendes, Marapendi and Bosque da Barra, as well as the PV systems to be installed in each park. The projects include stand-alone and grid-connected PV systems, and plans to install a total power of more than 60kWp of PV panels. This activity is considered innovative and a part of the preparation of the City for important international events of the coming years: World Cup 2014 and Olympic Games 2016. (author)

  18. A scenario planning approach for disasters on Swiss road network

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    Mendes, G. A.; Axhausen, K. W.; Andrade, J. S.; Herrmann, H. J.

    2014-05-01

    We study a vehicular traffic scenario on Swiss roads in an emergency situation, calculating how sequentially roads block due to excessive traffic load until global collapse (gridlock) occurs and in this way displays the fragilities of the system. We used a database from Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung which contains length and maximum allowed speed of all roads in Switzerland. The present work could be interesting for government agencies in planning and managing for emergency logistics for a country or a big city. The model used to generate the flux on the Swiss road network was proposed by Mendes et al. [Physica A 391, 362 (2012)]. It is based on the conservation of the number of vehicles and allows for an easy and fast way to follow the formation of traffic jams in large systems. We also analyze the difference between a nonlinear and a linear model and the distribution of fluxes on the Swiss road.

  19. Practitioner's knowledge representation a pathway to improve software effort estimation

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    The main goal of this book is to help organizations improve their effort estimates and effort estimation processes by providing a step-by-step methodology that takes them through the creation and validation of models that are based on their own knowledge and experience. Such models, once validated, can then be used to obtain predictions, carry out risk analyses, enhance their estimation processes for new projects and generally advance them as learning organizations.Emilia Mendes presents the Expert-Based Knowledge Engineering of Bayesian Networks (EKEBNs) methodology, which she has used and adapted during the course of several industry collaborations with different companies world-wide over more than 6 years. The book itself consists of two major parts: first, the methodology's foundations in knowledge management, effort estimation (with special emphasis on the intricacies of software and Web development) and Bayesian networks are detailed; then six industry case studies are presented which illustrate the pra...

  20. Dog and owner characteristics affecting the dog-owner relationship

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    Meyer, Iben Helene Coakley; Forkman, Björn

    2014-01-01

    The nature of the relationship between companion dogs and their owners has important impact on the effect of life for both dog and owner. Identifying factors that affect the dogeowner relationship will assist the understanding of how the successful relationship is achieved and how the less...... successful relationship is mended, with potential benefits for the welfare of both species. In the present study, we investigated the effect of several dog and owner characteristics, including the personality of the dog, on the dogeowner relationship as measured by the Monash Dog Owner Relationship Scale...... linear regressions: 1 for each of the 3 subscales of the MDORS. Overall, the variables investigated only predicted a small proportion of the variance in MDORS scores, and owner characteristics appeared to influence the dogeowner relationship more than dog personality traits did. We found that children...

  1. Ambientalismo e concepções de RESEX, extrativismo e conhecimento no ICMBIO na Amazônia Legal Environmentalism and conceptions of RESEX, extractivism and knowledge in the ICMBIO in the Brazilian Amazon

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    Daniel Santos Menezes

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    Full Text Available O trabalho discute o posicionamento de técnicos de nível superior do Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade ICMBIO , em exercício na Amazônia Brasileira, em relação ao ambientalismo e identifica possíveis relações entre os posicionamentos e visões do conhecimento, concepção de Reserva Extrativista RESEX e de extrativismo. Consoante a base teórica discutida, foram adotadas as seguintes tipologias para as categorias estudadas: correntes ou vertentes ambientalistas: preservacionista, Sustentabilista e Socioambientalista; visões do conhecimento: anarquista, dialógica ou saber ambiental ; interdisciplinar; e, científica pura; visões de RESEX: RESEX como Unidade de Conservação UC de uso sustentável, RESEX servindo à reforma agrária e RESEX oportunista; visões sobre extrativismo: extrativismo legítimo, extrativismo falido e extrativismo oportunista. O método utilizado foi o comparativo com partições cruzadas, verificando similaridades e dissimilaridades de grupos de respondentes. Para levantamento dos posicionamentos dos respondentes foi disponibilizado a todos os técnicos um questionário com afirmações representativas das diferentes visões, utilizando escala do tipo Likert. Foi realizada a classificação dos técnicos em categorias, utilizando análise de agrupamento pelo método hierárquico aglomerativo, tendo como parâmetro a proximidade de posicionamento. Constatou-se que não há visão única a respeito do ambientalismo no Instituto Chico Mendes na Amazônia Legal e não existem linhas ambientalistas puras, mas compostas por concepções de várias vertentes. As visões sobre RESEXs e extrativismo estão relacionadas com concepções sociaombientalistas, reforçando a defesa de que este tipo de Unidade de Conservação faz parte dessa linha de pensamento.The paper discusses the positioning of high level technicians the "Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBIO", acting

  2. Genome editing and plant transformation of solanaceous food crops.

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    Van Eck, Joyce

    2018-02-01

    During the past decade, the ability to alter plant genomes in a DNA site-specific manner was realized through availability of sequenced genomes and emergence of editing technologies based on complexes that guide endonucleases. Generation of targeted DNA breaks by ZFNs, TALENs, and CRISPR/Cas9, then mending by repair mechanisms, provides a valuable foundation for studies of gene function and trait modification. Genome editing has been successful in several food crops, including those belonging to the Solanaceae, which contains some of the most widely used, economically important ones such as tomato and potato. Application of new breeding technologies has the potential to not only address deficiencies of current crops, but to also transform underutilized species into viable sources to diversify and strengthen our food supply. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Reconsidering Poe's Readership:A Comparative Study of two translations of The Fall of the House of Usher

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    Aline Evers

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available This investigation compares two translations from English into Portuguese of Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. The corpus comprises a translation/adaptation for young readers, translated by Claudia Ortiz (2005, and a translation for a general audience (i.e. experienced readers, published by Oscar Mendes (1981. We investigate textual aspects such as lexical choices, omissions, and explicitations in order to compare and contrast source and target texts. Guided by this analysis, we discuss the possibility of enlarging Poe’s readership. This discussion is grounded on the Scope Theory (Vermeer and Reiss, 2002 and the Interpretive Community Theory (Fish, 1990. The comparison of the translations indicates that the adaptation seems to respect the intended audience’s reading experiences and to be consistent with social practices, other than translation, which usually take children and youngsters as primary audience.

  4. How should humanity steer the future?

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    Foster, Brendan; Merali, Zeeya

    2016-01-01

    The fourteen award-winning essays in this volume discuss a range of novel ideas and controversial topics that could decisively influence the course of human life on Earth. Their authors address, in accessible language, issues as diverse as: enabling our social systems to learn; research in biological engineering and artificial intelligence; mending and enhancing minds; improving the way we do, and teach, science; living in the here and now; and the value of play.   The essays are enhanced versions of the prize-winning entries submitted to the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) essay competition in 2014. FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.

  5. ["For a history of vaccination in Brazil": an unpublished manuscript by Norberto and Macedo].

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    Lopes, Myriam Bahia; Polito, Ronald

    2007-01-01

    The manuscript "Para uma história da vacina no Brasil" [For a history of vaccination in Brazil] was unearthed in the archives of Instituto Histórico Geográfico Brasileiro (IHGB) along with other texts by Joaquim Manoel de Macedo. It was written in partnership with Joaquim Norberto in 1859 in response to a request by the Emperor to the institute. Its characteristics mark it out as a founding text: its arguments are designed to establish who really introduced the smallpox vaccine to Brazil and to resolve the controversy between the Marquis of Barbacena and a surgeon, Francisco Mendes Ribeiro de Vasconcellos. It analyzes the documents that provide the basis for both versions and consolidates the beginning of the history of vaccination in Brazilian territory in 1878, which was subsequently recognized by IHGB.

  6. Steam explosion pretreatment for enhancing biogas production of late harvested hay.

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    Bauer, Alexander; Lizasoain, Javier; Theuretzbacher, Franz; Agger, Jane W; Rincón, María; Menardo, Simona; Saylor, Molly K; Enguídanos, Ramón; Nielsen, Paal J; Potthast, Antje; Zweckmair, Thomas; Gronauer, Andreas; Horn, Svein J

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    Grasslands are often abandoned due to lack of profitability. Extensively cultivating grassland for utilization in a biogas-based biorefinery concept could mend this problem. Efficient bioconversion of this lignocellulosic biomass requires a pretreatment step. In this study the effect of different steam explosion conditions on hay digestibility have been investigated. Increasing severity in the pretreatment induced degradation of the hemicellulose, which at the same time led to the production of inhibitors and formation of pseudo-lignin. Enzymatic hydrolysis showed that the maximum glucose yields were obtained under pretreatment at 220 °C for 15 min, while higher xylose yields were obtained at 175 °C for 10 min. Pretreatment of hay by steam explosion enhanced 15.9% the methane yield in comparison to the untreated hay. Results indicate that hay can be effectively converted to methane after steam explosion pretreatment. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. O projeto cultural de PLE como agente da interculturalidade num contexto de não-­imersão

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    Eliete Farneda Sampaio

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi investigar os aspectos interculturais no processo de ensino/ aprendizagem de Português Língua Estrangeira, no contexto de não-imersão. Através da introdução de tarefas comunicativas e da abordagem comunicativa procurou-­se determinar o que é cultura (Mendes, 2010 e qual cultura deve ser ensinada durante o processo de ensino/ aprendizagem de uma língua estrangeira (Khramsch, 2013, entre outros. Os resultados nos mostraram, a percepção da interculturalidade tida pelo aprendente durante a realização do projeto cultural, relacionando a sua cultura com a cultura do outro e minimizando as ideias esteriotipadas anteriormente tidas sobre a cultura da língua-­alvo.

  8. Odinokoe liderstvo Litvy 2.0.

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    Karabeshkin L.

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The article scrutinizes Lithuanian foreign policy within the framework of the regional leadership concept first introduced in the early 2000s. The reasons of failure of the first leadership attempt in 2004—2008 are analyzed, as are the reasons behind the revival of the concept in 2010 and onwards. While the overall economy seems to be on the mend and the relationships with the adjacent countries (Poland, mostly are improving, Lithuanian leadership, argues the author, is still very much a subcontract one: it follows the model of “export democracy”, has a narrow agenda and is implicitly geared towards curtailing the influence of its eastern neighbor. The escalation of violence and further development of social and economic crisis in Ukrane make a European-style reform (where Lithuania is a selfproclaimed expert even less relevant, and confrontational rhetoric towards Russia may lead to economic losses and contribute to rising political tension in the region.

  9. Análise da aplicação de modelagem da informação da construção no planejamento e controle da produção em canteiros de obra apoiando os princípios da construção enxuta

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    Garrido, Marlon Camara

    2015-01-01

    Orientador : Prof. Dr. Ricardo Mendes Junior Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Tecnologia, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Produção. Defesa: Curitiba, 23/02/2015 Inclui referências : f. 169-175 Resumo: O presente trabalho apresenta a aplicação de planejamento e controle da produção em obras (PCP) de construção civil na cidade de Curitiba, Paraná. A prática do PCP foi aplicada gerando a necessidade de utilização de Modelagem da Informação da ...

  10. The scientific research programmes of Lakatos and applications in parasitology

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    Cabaret J.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The methodology of scientific research programme (MSRP proposed by Lakatos was in the line of the proposals made by Popper. MSRP were intended for constructing and evaluating research programme, which is unique among philosophers of science. Surprisingly, scientists dedicated to research in mathematics, physic or biology have not used much MRSP. This could be due to the fact that scientists are not aware of the existence of MSRP, or they find it difficult to apply to their own investigations. That is why we present firstly the main characteristics of this methodology (hard core – the group of hypothesis that are admitted by experts in the field, auxiliary hypotheses – which are intended to protect and refine the hypotheses of the hard-core, and heuristics for mending and evaluating the MSRP and, secondly, propose an example in helminthology. We think that the methodology of Lakatos, is a useful tool, but it cannot encompass the large flexibility of investigations pathways.

  11. Paradigmas & paradogmas ligüistico-redacionais

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    Lauro Dick

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to identify the linguistic writing paradigms underlying the corpus of six grammarians and five writing guidebooks. To achieve this, first, the paper presents three possible concepts of paradigms: morphological, platonic-philosophical and kuhnian-scientific. Second, the study analyses, under the established criteria of empiricism, conceptualization and explanation, important materials written by Adriano da Gama Kury, Celso Luft, Luiz Sacconi, Napoleão Mendes de Almeida, Pasquale Cipro Neto, Paulo Ledur and Editora Abril, Folha de São Paulo, O Estado de São Paulo, O Globo and Zero Hora guidebooks. The conclusion is that there are two patterns in the materials analysed: the prescriptive one of Almeida, Ledur, Sacconi and newspaper and magazine guidebooks and the descriptive one of Cipro Neto, Kury and Luft.

  12. Digital games and Blended Learning in language learning: a case study with high school students

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    Elaine Teixeira da Silva

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Contemporary language teaching can turn to a tool provided by the development of digital technologies - digital games. This resource is used by the vast majority of students, and its attractive features allow for meaningful learning. This method can be classified as Blended Learning since students use games to learn without the physical presence of the teacher, but still favor face-to-face learning. To verify digital games as a tool for teaching languages and for Blended Learning, a questionnaire created in Google Forms was shared with 67 interviewees with four questions related to the theme. It is a quantitative research supported by the contributions of Kenski (2007, Mattar (2011, Mendes (2011, Prensky (2012, and Tori (2010. among others.

  13. New documents on Samuel Usque, the author of the Consolaçam as tribulaçoens de Israel

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    Guerrini, Maria Teresa

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Samuel Usque was a sixteenth-century Ferrara merchant and man of letters. Usque and Beatriz de Luna [Gracia Nasi] collaborated in the well-known task of reeducating Marranos in the precepts of normative Judaism. In addition, he represented Brianda Mendes in business trading in Antwerp, Ferrara, Venice and Ancona.Samuel Usque, literato y mercader en Ferrara en el siglo XVI, compartió con Beatriz de Luna [Gracia Nasi] el ya bien conocido proyecto cultural de la reeducación de los marranos en el judaismo. Además, Samuel Usque estuvo también al servicio de Brianda Méndez como mercader en Amberes, Ferrara, Venezia y Ancona.

  14. Revista da Cinemateca brasileira, n° 1, juillet 2012

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    Magalhaes, Rosa

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    La Cinémathèque de São-Paulo – institution nationale depuis l’arrivée du président Lula à la tête du Brésil, dotée désormais de moyens matériels et humains (encore insuffisants pour ce qui est des seconds) – lance une revue sous la direction d’Adilson Mendes et un conseil éditorial comportant notamment les noms d’Ismaïl Xavier et d’Isabelle Marinone et dont les ambitions avouées sont d’offrir un lieu d’expression à la recherche scientifique. Elle est avant tout consacrée à des sujets concerna...

  15. Managing cultural diversity and the process of knowledge sharing: A case from Denmark

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    Lauring, Jakob

    2009-01-01

    Ideas of linking cultural diversity and knowledge resources have recently gained momentum in organizational literature, however, little is known about actual knowledge-sharing processes in culturally diverse organizations. This paper contributes to mending such limitations by first reviewing three...... dominant perspectives in the literature relevant to understanding these processes. It is then argued that these perspectives contribute focusing on different aspects of human diversity in organizations and, therefore, that they should not be separated in the analysis of the complex settings that culturally...... diverse organizations represent. This is illustrated with data from an ethnographic fieldwork in a Danish multicultural organization. The final section reflects on implications of using a combination of different theories in analyzing the results, and suggests other possibilities for future research....

  16. Managing urban nutrient biogeochemistry for sustainable urbanization.

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    Lin, Tao; Gibson, Valerie; Cui, Shenghui; Yu, Chang-Ping; Chen, Shaohua; Ye, Zhilong; Zhu, Yong-Guan

    2014-09-01

    Urban ecosystems are unique in the sense that human activities are the major drivers of biogeochemical processes. Along with the demographic movement into cities, nutrients flow towards the urban zone (nutrient urbanization), causing the degradation of environmental quality and ecosystem health. In this paper, we summarize the characteristics of nutrient cycling within the urban ecosystem compared to natural ecosystems. The dynamic process of nutrient urbanization is then explored taking Xiamen city, China, as an example to examine the influence of rapid urbanization on food sourced nitrogen and phosphorus metabolism. Subsequently, the concept of a nutrient footprint and calculation method is introduced from a lifecycle perspective. Finally, we propose three system approaches to mend the broken biogeochemical cycling. Our study will contribute to a holistic solution which achieves synergies between environmental quality and food security, by integrating technologies for nutrient recovery and waste reduction. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Nonresponse Bias and Superpopulation Models in Electoral Polls

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    Jose M. Pavía

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Nonresponse bias (and, to a lesser extent, measurement error has become the main source of error for electoral forecasts in Spain. Although the post-stratifi cation techniques and ratio estimators currently used in the polling industry reduce deviations, they do not show enough capacity to mend the biases introduced when collecting data. This research reveals how a more effi cient use of the electoral information available outside the sample could help to signifi cantly improve the accuracy of predictions, and uses simulation techniques to show that this may be accompanied by less expensive sampling designs. The analysis, nevertheless, also concludes that the proposed specifi cation is not a panacea and affi rms that there is still scope for reducing nonresponse bias, pointing to several issues for future research.

  18. Per un’ecologia estetica. Le dimensioni non razionali della coesione sociale

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    Fabio D'Andrea

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Ecology should be understood as a new kind of knowledge that goes beyond the structural limitations of scientific discourse. Its emphasis on transdisciplinarity as the only way to cope with the new complexity of its object of study should be taken even further, to make room for other ways of understanding that Cartesian reductionism has more or less done away with. This essay advocates the necessity of an aesthetic ecology up to the task of mending Western culture’s separation between reason and emotional sphere, discourse and imaginal dimension. Such an integrated thought could try and understand with some success crucial issues such as environment, trust and social cohesion, which sink their roots in a terrain made of qualitative relations, ideals of sharing and interpersonal understanding and coexistence that the economic accent on competition and individualism has banned from social discourse and awareness.

  19. Relação entre a qualidade de vida e a acessibilidade aos cuidados de saúde primários no concelho de Ribeira de Pena

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    Machado, Carla Alexandre Martins

    2015-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Enfermagem Comunitária Introdução: A perceção da qualidade de vida é reconhecida como um preditor da mortalidade, da utilização dos serviços de saúde e do estado de saúde dos sujeitos (Vintém, 2008). A acessibilidade aos serviços de saúde consignada nas políticas de saúde nacionais (Lei nº 56/79), apresenta-se como uma importante dimensão do desempenho dos sistemas de saúde associado à oferta (Travassos & Martins, 2004; Mendes, 2009; Vieira, 2010). Co...

  20. Public Undertakings and Imputability

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    2013-01-01

    exercised by the State, imputability to the State, and the State’s fulfilment of the Market Economy Investor Principle. Furthermore, it is examined whether, in the absence of imputability, public undertakings’ market behaviour is subject to the Market Economy Investor Principle, and it is concluded...... that this is not the case. Lastly, it is discussed whether other legal instruments, namely competition law, public procurement law, or the Transparency Directive, regulate public undertakings’ market behaviour. It is found that those rules are not sufficient to mend the gap created by the imputability requirement. Legal......In this article, the issue of impuability to the State of public undertakings’ decision-making is analysed and discussed in the context of the DSBFirst case. DSBFirst is owned by the independent public undertaking DSB and the private undertaking FirstGroup plc and won the contracts in the 2008...

  1. Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Uterine Scar Niche before and after Laparoscopic Surgical Repair: A Case Report

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    Olivier Drouin

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Context - Uterine scar defects or scar niche are relatively common after cesarean delivery. An association has been observed between the severity of scar defect, also known as isthmocele, some gynecologic symptoms, and the risk of uterine scar dehiscence at the next delivery. It has been suggested that surgical repair of scar defect could improve the gynecological symptoms, but it remains unclear whether such surgery mends the uterine scar itself. Case Report - We report the case of a woman with uterine scar defect in whom laparoscopic repair significantly improved the gynecological symptoms without affecting the uterine scar, evaluated by hysterosonography. Conclusion - This case highlights the significant dearth of knowledge surrounding the diagnosis, consequences, and benefits of surgical repair of uterine scar defect after cesarean.

  2. Updating the ranking of the coefficients of variation from maize experiments=Atualização da proposta de classificação dos coeficientes de variação para a cultura do milho

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    Luciano Moreira Rezende

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to update the ranking of the coefficients of variation (CVs from maize experiments and evaluate the accuracy of the data from the latest Brazilian publications. We rank-ordered the CVs for grain yield, plant and ear heights, number of ears per plant, and weight of commercial ears, except for the weight of 100 grains. The data were obtained from 143 scientific papers published from 2005 to 2010. The classification was based on the average (m and standard deviation (SD and the CVs were ranked as low, intermediate, high and very high. All of the random variables had the CVs normally distributed. For most of the traits, we observed a large difference between the ranks from Scapim and Pimentel Gomes. In summary, the coefficients of variation have to be classified for each variable, significant improvement occurred in the accuracy of the national maize experiments in the last 15 years, and they still require periodic updating.O objetivo desse trabalho foi fazer a atualização na proposta de classificação dos coeficientes de variação (CV para a cultura do milho e avaliar a qualidade dos dados dos artigos mais recentes publicados no Brasil. Os CV das diferentes variáveis aleatórias foram obtidos a partir da consulta de 143 artigos científicos publicados de 2005 e 2010. As faixas de classificação dos (CV foram baseadas na média (m e no desvio-padrão (DP da seguinte forma: baixo; médio; alto; muito alto. Todos os cv das variáveis aleatórias apresentaram distribuição normal. Foi possível observar que para a maioria dos caracteres avaliados houve uma grande diferença entre a classificação proposta e a de Pimentel-Gomes. Houve melhoria significativa na qualidade experimental na cultura do milho para os principais caracteres produtividade de grãos, alturas de planta e espiga, número de espigas por planta e peso de espigas comerciais, sendo a única exceção o peso de 100 grãos. Conclui-se que as faixas

  3. Morbidade hospitalar de indígenas Xavante, Mato Grosso, Brasil (2000-2002 Hospital morbidity of Xavante Indians from Mato Grosso, Brazil (2000-2002

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    Rosaline Lunardi

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar as causas de hospitalização de indígenas Xavante, Estado de Mato Grosso, Brasil, no período 2000-2002. MÉTODOS: As causas de hospitalização foram pesquisadas nos prontuários de oito hospitais que atendem aos Xavante das reservas Areões, Pimentel Barbosa, Sangradouro e São Marcos. Os dados coletados incluíram: nome, idade, sexo, terra indígena, data de admissão, data de alta, diagnóstico no momento da internação. Os diagnósticos foram classificados segundo a CID-10. RESULTADOS: Foram analisados 1.698 prontuários. As idades variaram entre 0-93 anos. Mais da metade dos pacientes eram crianças OBJECTIVES: to analyze the pattern of hospital morbidity of Xavante Indians, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil, from 2000 to 2002. METHODS: inpatient data were obtained from eight hospitals in the vicinity of four Xavante reservations (Areões, Pimentel Barbosa, Sangradouro and São Marcos. Data included name, age, sex, reservation of residence, date of admission; date of discharge, and diagnosis at admission. Causes of hospitalization were classified in accordance with the International Classification of Disease - ICD, 10th revision. RESULTS: data were obtained from 1,698 patient records. Ages of patients ranged from 0 to 93 years. More than half of the patients were children under 5 years of age. The five major causes of hospitalization were classified in the following ICD chapters: diseases of the respiratory system (41.5%; infectious and parasitic diseases (17.4%; pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (12.7%; endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (9.7%; and injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (3.7%. When causes related to pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium are not considered, the distribution is the following: diseases of the respiratory system (47.7%; infectious and parasitic diseases (19.9%; endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (11.2%; and injury, poisoning and

  4. INFLEXÕES PARADOXAIS: DISPUTAS E NEGOCIAÇÕES NA OFERTA DE EDUCAÇÃO NAS PRISÕES DE SÃO PAULO. PARADOXICAL INFLECTIONS: DISPUTES AND NEGOTIATIONS ON THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION IN SÃO PAULO PRISONS

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    Melo, Felipe Athaide Lins de

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Retomando um breve percurso histórico acerca da oferta de educação para as pessoas em privação de liberdade em estabelecimentos penais, este artigo descreve alguns conflitos e negociações presentes no Programa de Educação nas Prisões de São Paulo, Brasil, executado pela Funap – Fundação Prof. Dr. Manoel Pedro Pimentel, entre os anos de 2004 e 2012. Baseado em coleta de dados junto a diferentes sujeitos que interagem neste programa e numa inserção direta do autor no sistema prisional paulista, o texto aponta o monitor preso de educação, uma identidade social forjada no seio das relações sociais estabelecidas nas prisões de São Paulo, como ponto de inflexão paradoxal entre práticas penais supostamente antagônicas que coexistem nos estabelecimentos prisionais e que influenciam todas as relações sociais ali estabelecidas, determinando as políticas e as estratégias que constituem aquele Programa. Assim, ao invés de serem compreendidas segundo a premissa do “endurecimento penal”, por um lado, ou consideradas como práticas de “reintegração social”, por outro, tais políticas e estratégias se harmonizam conflitualmente, reforçando a reprodução da prisão como modo privilegiado de punição, o que é facilmente percebido pelo crescimento contínuo e acentuado do sistema prisional paulista. O artigo complementa conclusões obtidas durante pesquisa de mestrado em sociologia, dando sequência a alguns dados anteriormente apontados. Resuming a brief history about the provision of education to people deprived of their freedom in prisons, this article describes some conflicts and negotiations present in the Programa de Educação nas Prisões de São Paulo (Education Program in the Prisons of São Paulo State, Brazil run by Funap - Fundação Prof. Dr. Manoel Pedro Pimentel, from 2004 to 2012. Based on data collection from the different subjects that interact in this program and a direct insertion of the author in

  5. AVE POESIA: PATATIVA DO ASSARÉ! - ENTREVISTA COM GILMAR DE CARVALHO.

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    Emerson Sbardelotti Tavares

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO A entrevista foi realizada por correio eletrônico com Gilmar de Carvalho (1949, que foi professor da Universidade Federal do Ceará (Departamento de Comunicação Social, de maio de 1984 a fevereiro de 2010. Doutor em Comunicação e Semiótica pela PUC-SP (1998, teve sua tese publicada com o título Madeira Matriz (São Paulo, Annablume, 1999, vencedora, nesse mesmo ano, do Prêmio Sílvio Romero. Também ganhou o Prêmio Érico Vanucci Mendes, do CNPq. Tem artigos publicados em revistas acadêmicas do Brasil e do exterior. Autor de mais de 50 livros que tratam da relação da comunicação com a tradição e a cultura. Amigo pessoal, biógrafo e estudioso do poeta Patativa do Assaré (1909-2002.   ABSTRACT The interview was conducted by e-mail with Gilmar de Carvalho (1949, who was a teacher at the Federal University of Ceará (Department of Social Communication, from May 1984 to February 2010. PhD in Communication and Semiotics from PUC-SP (1998, had his thesis published with the title Array Wood (São Paulo, Annablume, 1999, winner, that same year, Sílvio Romero award. Also won the Eric Vanucci Mendes, CNPq. Has published articles in journals from Brazil and abroad. Author of over 50 books that deal with communication interface with tradition and culture. Personal friend, biographer and scholar of the poet Patativa do Assaré (1909-2002.

  6. Mathematical model of the MenD-catalyzed 1,4-addition (Stetter reaction) of α-ketoglutaric acid to acrylonitrile.

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    Sudar, Martina; Vasić-Rački, Đurđa; Müller, Michael; Walter, Alexandra; Blažević, Zvjezdana Findrik

    2018-02-20

    The Stetter reaction, a conjugate umpolung reaction, is well known for cyanide-catalyzed transformations of mostly aromatic aldehydes. Enzymatic Stetter reactions, however, have been largely unexplored, especially with respect to preparative transformations. We have investigated the kinetics of the MenD-catalyzed 1,4-addition of α-ketoglutaric acid to acrylonitrile which has shown that acrylonitrile, while an interesting candidate, is a poor substrate for MenD due to low affinity of the enzyme for this substrate. The kinetic model of the reaction was simplified to double substrate Michaelis-Menten kinetics where the reaction rate linearly depends on acrylonitrile concentration. Experiments at different initial concentrations of acrylonitrile under batch, repetitive batch, and fed-batch reactor conditions were carried out to validate the developed mathematical model. Thiamine diphosphate dependent MenD proved to be quite a robust enzyme; nevertheless, enzyme operational stability decay occurs in the reactor. The spontaneous reactivity of acrylonitrile towards polymerization was also taken into account during mathematical modeling. Almost quantitative conversion of acrylonitrile was achieved in all batch reactor experiments, while the yield of the desired product was dependent on initial acrylonitrile concentration (i.e., the concentration of the stabilizer additive). Using the optimized reactor parameters, it was possible to synthesize the product, 6-cyano-4-oxohexanoic acid, in a concentration of 250 mM. The highest concentration of product was achieved in a repetitive batch reactor experiment. A fed-batch reactor experiment also delivered promising results, especially regarding the short reaction time needed to achieve a 200 mM concentration of product. Hence, the enzymatic Stetter reaction with a highly reactive acceptor substrate can be performed on a preparative scale, which should enable similar transformations with acrylate, methacrylate, and methyl

  7. A linguagem do humor e do desejo em Dona Flor e seus Dois Maridos

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    Alba Valéria Tinoco Alves Silva

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to propose a reading of the novel Dona Flor e seus dois maridos by Jorge Amado, guided by two of its constituent elements: the construction of the comic characters from the point of view of their obsessive traits and the representation of desire based on the love triangle played by Dona Flor, the teacher of culinary, and her two husbands, Waldomiro dos Santos Guimarães, also called Vadinho, and Teodoro Madureira, the pharmacist. To account for these aspects, the theoretical framework of this paper follows two different strands. In terms of erotic language, the main reference is the work of Affonso Romano de Sant’Anna, O canibalismo amoroso, 1984. On the side of the construction of humor, the main references are Vilma Áreas, Iniciação à comédia, 1999; Vladimir Propp, Comicidade e riso, 1992, and Cleise Mendes, A gargalhada de Ulisses, 2008.The aim of this article is to propose a reading of the novel Dona Flor e seus dois maridos by Jorge Amado, guided by two of its constituent elements: the construction of the comic characters from the point of view of their obsessive traits and the representation of desire based on the love triangle played by Dona Flor, the teacher of culinary, and her two husbands, Waldomiro dos Santos Guimarães, also called Vadinho, and Teodoro Madureira, the pharmacist. To account for these aspects, the theoretical framework of this paper follows two different strands. In terms of erotic language, the main reference is the work of Affonso Romano de Sant’Anna, O canibalismo amoroso,1984. On the side of the construction of humor, the main references are  Vilma Áreas, Iniciação à comédia, 1999; Vladimir Propp, Comicidade e riso, 1992, and Cleise Mendes, A gargalhada de Ulisses, 2008.

  8. A APROPRIAÇÃO DA TECNOLOGIA DE INFORMAÇÃO NA FOMENTAÇÃO DE UM DIFERENCIAL COMPETITIVO

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    Daniel Nunes de Almeida

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo é analisar como a empresa, com fins comerciais, tratam a interação com seus clientes e como usam as redes sociais para tal comunicação. Para tanto, foi realizada uma revisão de literatura e, posteriormente, um breve estudo de caso[1]. O instrumento de coleta de informações para o estudo de casos foi o questionário aplicado ao sócio diretor da empresa Pereira Assessoria, o senhor Emílio, localizada em Vitória, ES e responsável pelo controle de mídias sociais do Mendes Shopping.  Buscou-se ainda identificar a percepção do entrevistado em relação ao tipo de vantagens do uso das redes sociais. Concluímos que é impossível ignorar a relevância do fator internet, sendo hoje fator determinante de sucesso e insucesso de diversas empresas no âmbito nacional e internacional, caracterizando-se por uma excelente ferramenta de contato com seus clientes. Notamos que a empresa Mendes Shopping por investir em profissionais qualificados vem conseguindo se apropriar desse meio de interação com o cliente de forma satisfatória.   [1] Agradeço ao professor Cristiano das Neves Bodart pelas orientações que foram fundamentais para a conclusão desse trabalho de pesquisa.

  9. Longitudinal Model Predicting Self-Concept in Pediatric Chronic Illness.

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    Emerson, Natacha D; Morrell, Holly E R; Neece, Cameron; Tapanes, Daniel; Distelberg, Brian

    2018-04-16

    Although self-concept has been identified as salient to the psychosocial adjustment of adolescents dealing with a chronic illness (CI), little research has focused on its predictors it. Given that depression and parent-child attachment have been linked to self-concept in the population at large, the goal of this study was to evaluate these relationships longitudinally in a sample of adolescents with CI. Using participant data from the Mastering Each New Direction (MEND) program, a 3-month psychosocial, family based intensive outpatient program for adolescents with CI, we employed multilevel modeling to test longitudinal changes in self-concept, as predicted by depressive symptoms and parent-child attachment, in a sample of 50 youths (M age  = 14.56, SD age  = 1.82) participating in MEND. Both "time spent in the program" and decreases in depressive symptoms were associated with increases in self-concept over time. Higher baseline levels of avoidant attachment to both mother and father were also associated with greater initial levels of self-concept. Targeting depressive symptoms and supporting adaptive changes in attachment may be key to promoting a healthy self-concept in pediatric CI populations. The association between avoidant attachment and higher baseline self-concept scores may reflect differences in participants' autonomy, self-confidence, or depression. Limitations of the study include variability in the amount of time spent in the program, attrition in final time point measures, and the inability to fully examine and model all potential covariates due to a small sample size (e.g. power). © 2018 Family Process Institute.

  10. THE EVALUATION OF SOIL EROSION OFF-SITES EFFECTS IN LARGE BASINS: THE STUDYCASE OF LERMA-CHAPALA WATERSHED, MEXICO

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    Helena Cotler A.

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    Full Text Available One of the primary global concerns during the new millennium is the assessment of the impact of accelerated soil erosion on the economy and the environment (Pimentel et al. 1995; Lal, 1995. Erosion damages the site on which it occurs and also has undesirable effects off-site in the larger environment. Erosion moves sediments and nutrients out of the land, creating the two most widespread water pollution problems in the rivers, lakes and dams. The nutrients impact water quality largely through the process of eutrophication caused by an excessive content of nitrogen and phosphorus. In addition to the nutrients presence, sediment and runoff may also carry toxic metals and organic compounds, such as pesticides (Brady and Weil, 1999; Lal, 1994; de Graaf, 2000; Renschler and Harbor, 2002. The sediment itself is a major pollutant causative agent, causing a wide range of environmental damages. The sedimentation of dams and canals, reduces their lifetime and efficiency, promoting a high restoration cost to the downstream users and affecting thenational budget. In this sense, sedimentation knowledge is an important tool to guide spatial planning efficiently. Despite more than six decades of research, sedimentation is still probably the most serious technical problem faced by the dam industry (Mc Cully, 2001. Many studies estimate present-day fluvial sediment and solute loads including both natural and accelerated soil erosion (Douglas, 1990. However, as Douglas mentioned (op.cit many do not include all the erosion caused by human activity, because the eroded sediment is redeposited after a short movement downslope. Many soil particles are detached and carried downslope only to be held and trapped by a plant, tree or other obstacle a little further downslope. The sediment reaching the valley floor may not be completely removed by the river, but may be redistributed as alluvial floodplain deposits. The sediment transported downstream may be redeposited

  11. Indigenous burning as conservation practice: neotropical savanna recovery amid agribusiness deforestation in Central Brazil.

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    Full Text Available International efforts to address climate change by reducing tropical deforestation increasingly rely on indigenous reserves as conservation units and indigenous peoples as strategic partners. Considered win-win situations where global conservation measures also contribute to cultural preservation, such alliances also frame indigenous peoples in diverse ecological settings with the responsibility to offset global carbon budgets through fire suppression based on the presumed positive value of non-alteration of tropical landscapes. Anthropogenic fire associated with indigenous ceremonial and collective hunting practices in the Neotropical savannas (cerrado of Central Brazil is routinely represented in public and scientific conservation discourse as a cause of deforestation and increased CO2 emissions despite a lack of supporting evidence. We evaluate this claim for the Xavante people of Pimentel Barbosa Indigenous Reserve, Brazil. Building upon 23 years of longitudinal interdisciplinary research in the area, we used multi-temporal spatial analyses to compare land cover change under indigenous and agribusiness management over the last four decades (1973-2010 and quantify the contemporary Xavante burning regime contributing to observed patterns based on a four year sample at the end of this sequence (2007-2010. The overall proportion of deforested land remained stable inside the reserve (0.6% but increased sharply outside (1.5% to 26.0%. Vegetation recovery occurred where reserve boundary adjustments transferred lands previously deforested by agribusiness to indigenous management. Periodic traditional burning by the Xavante had a large spatial distribution but repeated burning in consecutive years was restricted. Our results suggest a need to reassess overreaching conservation narratives about the purported destructiveness of indigenous anthropogenic fire in the cerrado. The real challenge to conservation in the fire-adapted cerrado biome is the long

  12. Ecologia humana e antropometria nutricional de adultos Xavánte, Mato Grosso, Brasil

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    Sílvia A. Gugelmin

    Full Text Available Este estudo visa analisar comparativamente o perfil ecológico-humano e o antropométrico de duas comunidades indígenas Xavánte - Etéñitépa (ou Pimentel Barbosa e São José - de Mato Grosso, Brasil. Os dados foram coletados respectivamente em 1994 e 1998/1999. A pesquisa envolveu caracterização dos padrões de alocação de tempo e de antropometria de adultos acima de 20 anos de idade. Os Xavánte de Etéñitépa despendem mais tempo em atividades ligadas à horticultura, pesca, caça e coleta; os de São José exercem mais funções remuneradas e extra-aldeia, em que há, em geral, menor atividade física. Os valores médios de estatura das duas comunidades são próximos, mas há diferenças marcantes quanto à massa corporal e ao IMC (Índice de Massa Corporal. O grupo de São José exibiu valores de IMC superiores aos de Etéñitépa em quase todas as faixas etárias. Em São José há prevalência de obesidade em homens (24,6% e mulheres (41,3%; em Etéñitépa, os valores foram respectivamente de 2,5% e 4,8%. Sugere-se que o perfil nutricional diferenciado resulta, em muito, de diferentes trajetórias de interação social, política e econômica com a sociedade nacional envolvente.

  13. Ecologia humana e antropometria nutricional de adultos Xavánte, Mato Grosso, Brasil

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    Gugelmin Sílvia A.

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    Full Text Available Este estudo visa analisar comparativamente o perfil ecológico-humano e o antropométrico de duas comunidades indígenas Xavánte - Etéñitépa (ou Pimentel Barbosa e São José - de Mato Grosso, Brasil. Os dados foram coletados respectivamente em 1994 e 1998/1999. A pesquisa envolveu caracterização dos padrões de alocação de tempo e de antropometria de adultos acima de 20 anos de idade. Os Xavánte de Etéñitépa despendem mais tempo em atividades ligadas à horticultura, pesca, caça e coleta; os de São José exercem mais funções remuneradas e extra-aldeia, em que há, em geral, menor atividade física. Os valores médios de estatura das duas comunidades são próximos, mas há diferenças marcantes quanto à massa corporal e ao IMC (Índice de Massa Corporal. O grupo de São José exibiu valores de IMC superiores aos de Etéñitépa em quase todas as faixas etárias. Em São José há prevalência de obesidade em homens (24,6% e mulheres (41,3%; em Etéñitépa, os valores foram respectivamente de 2,5% e 4,8%. Sugere-se que o perfil nutricional diferenciado resulta, em muito, de diferentes trajetórias de interação social, política e econômica com a sociedade nacional envolvente.

  14. Indigenous burning as conservation practice: neotropical savanna recovery amid agribusiness deforestation in Central Brazil.

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    Welch, James R; Brondízio, Eduardo S; Hetrick, Scott S; Coimbra, Carlos E A

    2013-01-01

    International efforts to address climate change by reducing tropical deforestation increasingly rely on indigenous reserves as conservation units and indigenous peoples as strategic partners. Considered win-win situations where global conservation measures also contribute to cultural preservation, such alliances also frame indigenous peoples in diverse ecological settings with the responsibility to offset global carbon budgets through fire suppression based on the presumed positive value of non-alteration of tropical landscapes. Anthropogenic fire associated with indigenous ceremonial and collective hunting practices in the Neotropical savannas (cerrado) of Central Brazil is routinely represented in public and scientific conservation discourse as a cause of deforestation and increased CO2 emissions despite a lack of supporting evidence. We evaluate this claim for the Xavante people of Pimentel Barbosa Indigenous Reserve, Brazil. Building upon 23 years of longitudinal interdisciplinary research in the area, we used multi-temporal spatial analyses to compare land cover change under indigenous and agribusiness management over the last four decades (1973-2010) and quantify the contemporary Xavante burning regime contributing to observed patterns based on a four year sample at the end of this sequence (2007-2010). The overall proportion of deforested land remained stable inside the reserve (0.6%) but increased sharply outside (1.5% to 26.0%). Vegetation recovery occurred where reserve boundary adjustments transferred lands previously deforested by agribusiness to indigenous management. Periodic traditional burning by the Xavante had a large spatial distribution but repeated burning in consecutive years was restricted. Our results suggest a need to reassess overreaching conservation narratives about the purported destructiveness of indigenous anthropogenic fire in the cerrado. The real challenge to conservation in the fire-adapted cerrado biome is the long

  15. Improvement of Dance Composition Skills During the Study Process in the Perspective of the Newest Motor Learning Models

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    Spalva Rita

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    Full Text Available In today’s dynamic world, where technologies have changed the understanding of time and space, the discussion about the body as a communicative performer in the new information field becomes a topic of interest. Different body techniques have become prevalent (sports, fitness, dance, which contribute to the scientific interest in the movement determination, inheritance, ergonomics and other aspects of movement quality. This article analyses recent motor learning models (Fitts, Posner, Gentile, etc and substantiates the usefulness to introduce the three-stage learning model in any field related to motor skills. The article analyses the effectiveness of the proposed model in practice as part of the study course Dance Composition at the Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy. The research results show that the ability to transfer acquired movement skills into new situations and to use them for performing independent creative tasks is a testimony to a high level of application, what is the goal of the introduction of the proposed model.

  16. Alman Reformistlerin Tefecilik Yorumu (Usury Exegesis of German Reformists

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    Kürşat Haldun AKALIN

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The German Reformation was caused to the outbreak of the modern revolt against the Hebraic and medieval catholician prohibition of usury. Because Luther asserted that the human was free, under no obligation to observe dead Mosaic ordinances. He explained that the Deuteronomic commantment on usury was not intented to take place of the civil law or to supplant existing secular authorities. The age of the German reformers is the time of Deuteronomy’s crisis and demise. Luther applauded the Deuteronomic discrimination. He insisted that God allowed the Hebrews to take usury from alien peoples not because usury was meritorious or a part of the common law, but because He wished thus to indicate His wrath against the Gentiles.Melanchton’s views on the traffic in annuities are much more than those of Luther. Melanchton’s formula implies the increasing bifurcation of human relations into distinct spheres: one, the world of friendship and free services; the other, the world of commercial intercourse and economic calculus. Zwingli (1484-1531 , like Luther and Melanchthon, seems loathe to concede that a strict prohibition of usury might be inferred from Scriptures. But in spite of this they don’t expressly depart from the ethic of brotherhood. Martin Bucer (1491-1551 says persons may rightly claim ten per cent interest under the law. According to him, the objections to usury depend on the Old Testament apply not to all increments on loans, but properly to bitting usury upon usury.

  17. Jewish Destiny in the Novels of Albert Cohen

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    David J. Bond

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    Full Text Available The unity of Cohen's novels is due to their common theme of Jewish destiny. This is traced in the lives of the Valeureux and of Solal. The Valeureux are caricatures of the Jew, and demonstrate that Jewish identity and destiny are imposed by others. Their lives are precarious because Jews are always persecuted, a message also conveyed by other persecuted characters and by Cohen's direct interventions. But the Valeureux cling to their Jewishness and exalt their religion because it teaches the need to tame man's instincts. Solal seeks success in Gentile society, but learns it is a cruel society that exploits man's instincts. He is sickened by the hypocrisy of this society, by its frivolity and by the realisation that death makes all ambition pointless. Unable to escape his Jewish background, he defends Jewish victims of Hitler, and is ostracised. He now encounters the same fate as other Jews and becomes a victim of anti-Semitism. He finally commits suicide. Neither the Valeureux nor Solal have the solution to anti-Semitism, which Cohen sees only in the State of Israel. But, while seeing Israel as the solution, Cohen is interested mainly in Jews like the Valeureux, who have preserved the Jewish identity for centuries.

  18. Sociolinguistic Aspects of the Ashkenazim Language Situation in the Russian Empire at the Turn of the 19th and in the Early 20th Centuries (On the Base of Sholom Aleichem's Writings

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    Full Text Available The paper deals with the sociolinguistic situation of the Ashkenazi Jews in the Russian Empire at the end of the 19th century and in the early 20th century. The research is based on the works of a leading Yiddish author and playwright - Sholom (Sholem Aleichem. His writings, besides their highest artistic value, have been found to be a relevant source of sociolinguistic information. A sociolinguistic analysis of the Ashkenazim language situation has been carried out. The main languages spoken by the Ashkenazim in the Pale of Settlement have been singled out. Their interrelation has been established. Each language played a special role in the life of the Ashkenazim at the period: Hebrew enjoyed high social prestige and alongside with Aramaic was mainly the language of religion. Yiddish was the vernacular of the Ashkenazim in the Pale of Settlement, and it had to struggle for achieving its status as a literary language. Russian, Ukrainian and Moldavian were mainly used for communication with the surrounding Gentiles. Polish remained as a fading vestige of former Polish presence in the area. German and French were the most common foreign languages.

  19. Transitioning from anatomic landmarks to ultrasound guided central venous catheterizations: guidelines applied to clinical practice.

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    Oom, Rodrigo; Casaca, Rui; Barroca, Rita; Carvalhal, Sara; Santos, Catarina; Abecasis, Nuno

    2017-07-14

    Centrally inserted central catheter (CICC) insertion is a commonly performed procedure that may give rise to different complications. Despite the suggestion of guidelines to use ultrasound guidance (USG) for vascular access, not all centers use it systematically. The aim of this study is to illustrate the experience with ultrasound in CICC placement at a high-volume oncological center, in a country where the landmark technique is standard. Retrospective analysis of a prospective database was performed on CICC placement under USG in the Central Venous Catheter Unit of Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, from 2012 to 2015. Three thousand five hundred and seventy-two procedures were recorded. From 2728 CICC placements, 1187 (43.5%) were done using USG. The majority of CICC placements were successful without immediate complications (96.1%). In 55 cases (4.6%), more than three attempts were necessary to puncture the vein. Pneumothorax occurred in 5 cases (0.4%) and arterial puncture was registered in 41 cases (3.5%). An increasing use of USG for placing CICCs was planned and observed over the years and, in the last year of the study, 67.3% of the CICC placements were with USG. CICC placement with USG is a safe and effective technique. Despite some resistance that is observed, these results support that it is worth following the guidelines that advocate the use of the USG in the placement of CICC.

  20. Effect of type of suckling and polyunsaturated fatty acid use on lamb production. 1. Productive performances and quanti-qualitative characteristics of the carcass

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    Francesco Bozzo

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    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to estimate the influence of artificial rearing and of the addition of polyunsaturated fatty acids(PUFA to an acidified milk replacer on the productive performances and on the quanti-qualitative characteristics of thecarcass. Fifty one twin-born Gentile di Puglia lambs were subdivided into three homogenous groups (9 females and 8males assigned the following feeding treatments: maternal milk (MM; acidified milk replacer (MR; acidified milk replacer+ 10 ml/l of a mixture of linseed and fish oil rich in PUFA (MR+PUFA.Milk consumptions and live weights were recorded weekly. Seven males from each group were slaughtered at 45 days ofage and the net warm dressing percentage, the composition of the carcass and the colorimetric characteristics of theLongissimus lumborum muscle were estimated. Artificial rearing improved the daily weight gain (0.182-0.172 vs 0.128Kg; PThe addition of omega-3 fatty acids to the diet did not influence the weight gain, the feed conversion index, the net warmdressing percentage and the incidence of the different meat cuts of the half carcass. However, it significantly increasedthe half carcass length (37.86 vs 35.0 cm; Pto the MR group reduced the proportion of lean (63.21 vs 53.98 %; PP<0.01 in the lumbar region.

  1. Las utopías de nuestro tiempo: el vigente ideal de Benedetto Croce

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    Alvaro Garcé García y Santos

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    Full Text Available Los cincuenta años de la desaparición fisica del filósofo de la libertad, recientemente cumplidos, constituyen una inmejorable ocasión para reencontrarnos con algunos de los más admirables pasajes de su obra.Su particular concepción de la filosofia -ineludible contienda de ideas-, de la historia como premisa de la acción inteligente y de la libertad como ideal moral de la humanidad, merecen una especial celebración.Contenido: La contingencia física y la obra del autor. Un digno heredero de Giambattista Vico. El "Garibaldi de la crítica" la polémica con Giovanni Gentile. La historia: justicia con el pasado, preparación del porvenir. La libertad como ideal moral. Ante el río "turbio y desbordado": el crimen Mateotti. Croce y las utopías de nuestro tiempo la vida, educación permanente

  2. ["Lingue di seripi", "serpents' tongues" and "glossopetrae". Highlights from the history of popular "cult" medicine in early modern times].

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    Freller, T

    1997-01-01

    In the 16th, 17th and 18th century "Glossopetrae", popularly known as "Lingue di Serpi", found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, were extensively used for medical purposes as antidotes. These fossil teeth, including specimens of the "Carcharodon Megalodon" (an extinct variant of the great white shark), were ground to powder or used as amulet pendants and "credence" and exported to pharmacies and shops in various cities of Europe. In antiquity, authors like Plinius or Solinus, excluding any religious connotations, had regarded "Glossopetrae" as objects "fallen from heaven on dark moonless nights". However, from the beginning of the 16th century the miraculous antidotic power of the specimens found at Malta was very strongly connected with the Pauline cult there. This cult owed ist origin to the excerpt of the shipwreck of the Apostle of the Gentiles on this island, as recorded in the New Testament. As in so many cases found in medieval and early modern medicine and pharmacy, the renown, collection, distribution and use of the antidote "Glossopetrae" or "Lingue di Serpi" was never limited to its real chemical and pharmaceutical properties. In the period of enlightenment and secular thinking mythic medicine as "Glossopetrae" had lost ist "magical" power. Consequently, with beginning of the late 18th century also the Maltese "Glossopetrae" featured in literature merely as exotic objects of curiosity or symbols of an age bound to medical superstition.

  3. Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC): alcohol and tobacco consumption versus non-consumption. A study in a Portuguese population.

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    Albuquerque, Rui; López-López, José; Marí-Roig, Antonio; Jané-Salas, Enric; Roselló-Llabrés, Xavier; Santos, Jorge Rosa

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    There has been an increase in the incidence of carcinoma of the tongue, particularly among alcohol and tobacco non-users. However, the number of studies that would allow a better understanding of etiological factors and clinical features, particularly in the Portuguese population, is very limited. This study was based on patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anterior two thirds of the tongue that were treated at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery of the "Instituto Portugues de Oncologia de Lisboa - Francisco Gentil" (IPOLFG) in Lisbon, Portugal, between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2009. The patients were divided in alcohol and tobacco users and non-users in order to evaluate the differences between these 2 groups based on gender, age, tumor location, denture use, and tumor size, metastasis and stage. Of the 354 cases, 208 were users and 146 were non-users. The main location in both groups was the lateral border of the tongue. Denture use showed no significant effect in both study groups. It was possible to conclude that patients who did not drink or smoke were older and presented with smaller tumor size, lower incidence of ganglion metastasis and lower tumor stage compared with alcohol and tobacco users.

  4. AN ORTHODOX THINKER AND A ROMANIAN HEART: THE SAINT HIERARCH ANTHIM

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    Henrieta Anişoara ŞERBAN

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    Full Text Available 2016 is an anniversary year, dedicated to the Saint Hierarch Anthim, a multi-faced personality of Georgian origin, but with a Romanian accomplished life. He was a true Orthodox believer, a Hierarch of our Orthodox Church in Wallachia and a deep thinker, who lived through the teachings of the faith. At the same time, he was a good manager and a philanthropist, a scholar, a polyglot, a calligrapher, a typographer, a Church architect, an orator turned writer, a painter and a sculptor. His great homiletic work entitled Didahiile sends to Didache, the oldest post-Bible Christian text, famous at Constantinople, known also as The Teachings of the Twelve Apostles (The Teachings of the Lord to the Gentiles (or Nations by the Twelve Apostles. The study approaches and develops these dimensions of the personality and of the thought of the Saint Hierarch Anthim, in order to emphasize both his life and his work as an esteemed symbol of the Orthodox faith.

  5. Opmerkings oor vroee katolisisme in die Nuwe Testament, met besondere verwysing na die briewe aan die Kolossense en die Efesiers, en die Pastorale Briewe

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    J. J. Engelbrecht

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    Full Text Available Remarks on early catholicism in the New Testament, with special reference to the letters to the Colossians and the Ephesians, and the Pastoral Letters Attention is given to differences of opinion as to the nature of early catholicism, whether it is present in the New Testament, where it is to be found and how it should be evaluated. The difference between primitive Christianity and early catholicism with regard to ecclesiology is also taken into consideration. Aspects such as offices in the church, the relation of the reign of Christ to the metaphor 'body of Christ', the church as a holy temple, church and Israel, the Gentiles and the church, the unity of the church, the constitution of the church and the vision of the church are discussed. According to one viewpoint the development of the apocalyptic primitive Christianity into early catholicism was not a fringe phenomenon, but 'the greatest change in Christianity 'Consequences of recent research may be that Protestants and Roman Catholics should keep in mind that in more than one aspect the Bible leaves room for a reconcilable variety.

  6. MEchatronic REspiratory System SImulator for Neonatal Applications (MERESSINA project: a novel bioengineering goal

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    Scaramuzzo RT

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    Full Text Available Rosa T Scaramuzzo,1,2 Massimiliano Ciantelli,1 Ilaria Baldoli,3 Lisa Bellanti,3 Marzia Gentile,1 Francesca Cecchi,3 Emilio Sigali,1 Selene Tognarelli,3 Paolo Ghirri,1–4 Stefano Mazzoleni,3 Arianna Menciassi,3 Armando Cuttano,1 Antonio Boldrini,1–4 Cecilia Laschi,3 Paolo Dario3 1Centro di Formazione e Simulazione Neonatale "NINA," UO Neonatologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy; 2Istituto di Scienze della Vita, 3The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy; 4Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy Abstract: Respiratory function is mandatory for extrauterine life, but is sometimes impaired in newborns due to prematurity, congenital malformations, or acquired pathologies. Mechanical ventilation is standard care, but long-term complications, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, are still largely reported. Therefore, continuous medical education is mandatory to correctly manage devices for assistance. Commercially available breathing function simulators are rarely suitable for the anatomical and physiological realities. The aim of this study is to develop a high-fidelity mechatronic simulator of neonatal airways and lungs for staff training and mechanical ventilator testing. The project is divided into three different phases: (1 a review study on respiratory physiology and pathophysiology and on already available single and multi-compartment models; (2 the prototyping phase; and (3 the on-field system validation. Keywords: simulation, lung, newborn, continuous medical education, respiratory system

  7. The Gospel of Matthew: Reconfigured Torah

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    Full Text Available This essay surveys the evangelist Matthew’s reading of Israel’s Scripture. Rather than focusing only on Matthew’s distinctive formula quotations, we must observe the subtler ways that Matthew evokes scriptural images and patterns. The essay highlights four major aspects of Matthew’s reading of Scripture. (1 Matthew reads Israel’s Scripture as a story that highlights election, kingship, exile, and messianic salvation as the end of exile. (2 Matthew reconfigures Torah into a call for radical transformation of the heart. (3 Matthew highlights Scripture’s call for mercy, particularly by emphasizing Hosea 6:6 as the hermeneutical key to Torah. (4 Matthew interprets the mission to the Gentiles as the fulfilment of Israel’s destiny and the active embodiment of the authority of the Son of Man (Dn 7:13-14 over the whole world. Jointly taken, these strategies of interpretation produce a striking reconfiguration of Israel’s Torah.

  8. Surface density of dark matter haloes on galactic and cluster scales

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    Del Popolo, A.; Cardone, V. F.; Belvedere, G.

    2013-02-01

    In this paper, we analysed the correlation between the central surface density and the halo core radius of galaxies, and cluster of galaxies dark matter (DM) haloes, in the framework of the secondary infall model. We used Del Popolo secondary infall model taking into account ordered and random angular momentum, dynamical friction and DM adiabatic contraction to calculate the density profile of haloes, and then these profiles are used to determine the surface density of DM haloes. The main result is that r* (the halo characteristic radius) is not a universal quantity as claimed by Donato et al. and Gentile et al. On the contrary, we find a correlation with the halo mass M200 in agreement with Cardone & Tortora, Boyarsky et al. and Napolitano, Romanowsky & Tortora, but with a significantly smaller scatter, namely 0.16 ± 0.05. We also consider the baryon column density finding this latter being indeed a constant for low-mass systems, such as dwarfs, but correlating with mass with a slope of α = 0.18 ± 0.05. In the case of the surface density of DM for a system composed only of DM, as in dissipationless simulations, we get α = 0.20 ± 0.05. These results leave little room for the recently claimed universality of (dark and stellar) column density.

  9. News from the Library: Gordon Fraser presents his book, "Quantum Exodus"

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    The book "Quantum Exodus" will be presented by the author Gordon Fraser on Thursday 14 June at 4 P.M. in the Library, Building 52-1-052.   "Quantum Exodus" by Gordon Fraser, Oxford University Press, 2012. Here's what the publisher says about the book: "It was no accident that the Holocaust and the Atomic Bomb happened at the same time. (...) Atomic science had attracted a lot of Jewish talent, and as Albert Einstein and other quantum exiles scattered, they realized that they held the key to a weapon of unimaginable power. Convinced that their gentile counterparts in Germany had come to the same conclusion, and having witnessed what the Nazis were prepared to do, the exiles were afraid. They had to get to the Atomic Bomb first. The Nazis meanwhile had acquired a more pressing objective: their persecution of the Jews had evolved into extermination. Two dreadfu...

  10. The Yellow Star and Everyday Life under Exceptional Circumstances: Diaries of 1944-1945 Budapest

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    Louise O. Vasvári

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available In this article, a follow-up of her 2014 contribution in this journal on Hungarian women’s Holocaust diaries, Vasvári discusses six war diaries from 1944-45, which until recently lay forgotten in archives or in private hands. Two of the diaries are by Jewish victims, Anna, Mrs. Sándor Devényi (referred to in the article by her pseudonym, Margit Stellar, Mrs. József Krauss and Jenő Lévai, who describe their persecution, while the others are by one cleric, Pius István Zimándi, and by three gentile women of various backgrounds, Dr. Mária Mádi, Klára Szebény, and Mrs. Miklós Horthy. Mádi, who kept the longest diary among all five diarists, from 1941 to 1945, consistently condemned the political situation in Hungary, before and after the Nazi occupation, while Zimándi did not. Szebény wrote only about the period after December 1944, when she and her children were trapped in Buda during the siege of Budapest, and Mrs. Horthy avoided all comment about what happened in Hungary before her family was taken prisoner by the Nazis in November 1944 and subsequently kept under house arrest in Germany.

  11. CYR61 and TAZ Upregulation and Focal Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition May Be Early Predictors of Barrett's Esophagus Malignant Progression.

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    Joana Cardoso

    Full Text Available Barrett's esophagus is the major risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma. It has a low but non-neglectable risk, high surveillance costs and no reliable risk stratification markers. We sought to identify early biomarkers, predictive of Barrett's malignant progression, using a meta-analysis approach on gene expression data. This in silico strategy was followed by experimental validation in a cohort of patients with extended follow up from the Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa de Francisco Gentil EPE (Portugal. Bioinformatics and systems biology approaches singled out two candidate predictive markers for Barrett's progression, CYR61 and TAZ. Although previously implicated in other malignancies and in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition phenotypes, our experimental validation shows for the first time that CYR61 and TAZ have the potential to be predictive biomarkers for cancer progression. Experimental validation by reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR and immunohistochemistry confirmed the up-regulation of both genes in Barrett's samples associated with high-grade dysplasia/adenocarcinoma. In our cohort CYR61 and TAZ up-regulation ranged from one to ten years prior to progression to adenocarcinoma in Barrett's esophagus index samples. Finally, we found that CYR61 and TAZ over-expression is correlated with early focal signs of epithelial to mesenchymal transition. Our results highlight both CYR61 and TAZ genes as potential predictive biomarkers for stratification of the risk for development of adenocarcinoma and suggest a potential mechanistic route for Barrett's esophagus neoplastic progression.

  12. Magnetic Core-Shell Morphology of Structurally Uniform Magnetite Nanoparticles

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    Krycka, Kathryn

    2011-03-01

    Magnetic nanoscale structures are intriguing, in part, because of the exotic properties that emerge compared with bulk. The reduction of magnetic moment per atom in magnetite with decreasing nanoparticle size, for example, has been hypothesized to originate from surface disordering to anisotropy-induced radial canting, which are difficult to distinguish using conventional magnetometry. Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) is ideal for probing structure, both chemical and magnetic, from nm to microns across an ensemble of particles. Adding polarization analysis (PASANS) of the neutron spin orientation before and after interaction with the scattering particles allows the magnetic structure to be separated into its vector components. Application of this novel technique to 9 nm magnetite nanoparticles closed-packed into face-centered crystallites with order of a micron revealed that at nominal saturation the missing magnetic moments unexpectedly interacted to form well-ordered shells 1.0 to 1.5 nm thick canted perpendicular to their ferrimagnetic cores between 160 to 320 K. These shells additionally displayed intra-particle ``cross-talk'', selecting a common orientation over clusters of tens of nanoparticles. However, the shells disappeared when the external field was removed and interparticle magnetic interactions were negligible (300 K), confirming their magnetic origin. This work has been carried out in collaboration with Ryan Booth, Julie Borchers, Wangchun Chen, Liv Dedon, Thomas Gentile, Charles Hogg, Yumi Ijiri, Mark Laver, Sara Majetich, James Rhyne, and Shannon Watson.

  13. Os primórdios de Gramsci: entre o Risorgimento e a I Guerra Mundial

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    Domenico Losurdo

    Full Text Available O presente texto analisa as influências do pensamento liberal sobre os primórdios da formação intelectual e política de Gramsci. Mostra que, inicialmente, Gramsci encontra em Benedetto Croce e Giovanni Gentile, representantes do neo-idealismo italiano, um referencial de análise mais progressista e moderno sobre a Itália do que o de Guglielmo Ferrero e Filippo Turati, expoentes do Partido Socialista Italiano. Sua posição em favor do liberalismo manifesta-se na defesa da modernidade e da capacidade de autodeterminação do sujeito. Contudo, a influência liberal não o impediu de saudar a revolução de outubro de 1917, quando ainda permaneciam pontos de contato entre seu pensamento e o de Croce. A passagem de Gramsci ao comunismo e sua ruptura com a influência neo-idealista e liberal ocorrerão durante o aprofundamento dos conflitos históricos, tais como a I Guerra Mundial e o crescimento do antagonismo entre o Ocidente liberal e a Revolução Soviética.

  14. La ballata E5 e le sue varianti nel codice degli abbozzi

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    Giulia Ravera

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available La ballata petrarchesca Amor, che ’n cielo e ’n cor gentile alberghi (E5, composta per il musico Confortino e destinata alla definitiva esclusione dal Canzoniere, è un componimento profondamente complesso, oltre che caratterizzato da un’intrigante vicenda redazionale. E5 appare infatti imperniata sull’ambiguità tra due poli opposti, amoroso e religioso, in un gioco di contrapposizioni che rende difficile scegliere in via definitiva tra un’interpretazione sentimentale ed una lettura morale o addirittura penitenziale. La ballata è inoltre caratterizzata dall’evidente ed esteso riuso della tradizione lirica ed in particolare dei modelli stilnovistici, non solo e non tanto sul piano degli stilemi e delle immagini, quanto in termini di concezione amorosa. Il rapporto con queste fonti risulta problematico, tra ripresa e negazione, e rappresenta un ulteriore nodo significativo rispetto all’interpretazione del componimento. La graduale evoluzione della ballata, di cui possono essere identificate per lo meno tre versioni distinte, sembra accentuare gli elementi di complessità e le sovrapposizioni semantiche. Infine, l’analisi formale e contenutistica di E5 favorisce la formulazione, pur senza pretesa di certezza, di ipotesi sulle ragioni della sua sorte extravagante

  15. Estrategias de ventilación a favor de la neuroprotección: ¿qué podemos hacer?

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    G. Cordero González

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Gracias al perfeccionamiento de las técnicas de atención prenatal y perinatal se ha logrado una mayor sobrevida de pacientes prematuros con edades gestacionales cada vez menores; su grado de inmadurez los hace susceptibles al desarrollo de enfermedades en los diferentes aparatos y sistemas, comorbilidades que merman su crecimiento y desarrollo afectando su calidad de vida a corto, mediano y largo plazo. El cerebro, al ser un órgano de gran importancia por estar relacionado con la funcionalidad integral del individuo, no se escapa, y las complicaciones que lo afectan pueden ser transitorias o permanentes, e incluyen una amplia gama de manifestaciones clínicas que van desde un retraso en el neurodesarrollo hasta parálisis cerebral. Es por eso que debemos preocuparnos por la prevención de las mismas con mejoras en la atención prenatal y neonatal que incluyan estrategias de ventilación gentiles, adecuada nutrición, terapias farmacológicas, maniobras de estimulación temprana, rehabilitación oportuna de los pacientes y el seguimiento a largo plazo, pues las alteraciones en el neurodesarrollo pueden afectar hasta una tercera parte de los pacientes prematuros.

  16. A conversão dos Tupinambá entre oralidade e escrita nos relatos franceses dos séculos XVI e XVII

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    Andrea Daher

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available A atitude de tolerância frente ao índio, a herança cultural das relações amigáveis franco-tupi e a conversão gentil são os fundamentos da representação do índio tupinamba docilmente "convertível" contida nos relatos dos capuchinhos Claude d'Abbeville e Yves d'Evreux. A língua indígena aparece transcrita nestes livros sob a forma do diálogo e do discurso, mostrando o "selvagem convertível" dotado de palavra para expressar, em sua língua, seu desejo de conversão e de aliança com os franceses.The attitude of tolerance toward the indian, the cultural inheritance of the friendly franco-tupi relationship and the gentle conversion are the basis of the representation of the Tupinamba "convertible" with docility found in Claude d'Abbeville's and Yves d'Evreux's relations. The indian language is transcripted in these books as dialogues and speeches, showing the "convertible savage" endowed with the word in order to express in his own language his will of conversion and his alliance with the French.

  17. Near infrared spectroscopy is suitable for the classification of hazelnuts according to Protected Designation of Origin.

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    Moscetti, Roberto; Radicetti, Emanuele; Monarca, Danilo; Cecchini, Massimo; Massantini, Riccardo

    2015-10-01

    This study investigates the possibility of using near infrared spectroscopy for the authentication of the 'Nocciola Romana' hazelnut (Corylus avellana L. cvs Tonda Gentile Romana and Nocchione) as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) hazelnut from central Italy. Algorithms for the selection of the optimal pretreatments were tested in combination with the following discriminant routines: k-nearest neighbour, soft independent modelling of class analogy, partial least squares discriminant analysis and support vector machine discriminant analysis. The best results were obtained using a support vector machine discriminant analysis routine. Thus, classification performance rates with specificities, sensitivities and accuracies as high as 96.0%, 95.0% and 95.5%, respectively, were achieved. Various pretreatments, such as standard normal variate, mean centring and a Savitzky-Golay filter with seven smoothing points, were used. The optimal wavelengths for classification were mainly correlated with lipids, although some contribution from minor constituents, such as proteins and carbohydrates, was also observed. Near infrared spectroscopy could classify hazelnut according to the PDO 'Nocciola Romana' designation. Thus, the experimentation lays the foundations for a rapid, online, authentication system for hazelnut. However, model robustness should be improved taking into account agro-pedo-climatic growing conditions. © 2014 Society of Chemical Industry.

  18. The Intimacy of Paul to the Thessalonians in 1Thess. 2: 7b-12

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    Sotirios Despotis

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available In one of the earliest documents of Christianity, in a highly patriarchal society, when addressing Gentile Christians, Paul did not hesitate to liken himself not only to a father, but also to a woman who cares for her own children. In contrast to itinerant philosophers, he did not only preach, but by the example of his life showed love for them, even to the point of sacrificing his being. The metaphor of the mother relates among other things with the admonition to avoid prostitution and the koinonia of all during and after the Last Judgment. In the oldest document of Christianity, Paulspeaks to Christians of all nations and does not stop, in a upmost Patriarchal society, trying to assimilate himself with the image of a woman in the way she nurtures and cares for her own children. He does not simply preach, but unlike the wandering philosophers, he has such calmness, compassion and love for them in which he gives his soul, his being. Simultaneously, he is a father, since with his example and sayings, he teaches everyone, individually, to stay away from iniquity and prays unceasingly. The presentation of the sender as a mother and father of the recipients, brothers of the newborn Church of Thessaloniki, relates to the call to stay away from harlotry and that everybody will coexist during and after the Second Coming of our Lord. Translation by: Nikolaos Georgantonis

  19. Effects of prosocial, neutral, and violent video games on college students' affect.

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    Saleem, Muniba; Anderson, Craig A; Gentile, Douglas A

    2012-01-01

    Recent research reveals that playing prosocial video games increases prosocial cognitions and helpful behaviors [Gentile el al., 2009; Greitemeyer and Osswald, 2009; 2010; 2011]. These results are consistent with social-cognitive models of social behavior [e.g., the "General Learning Model," Buckley and Anderson, 2006]. The social-cognitive learning models suggest that in addition to influencing cognitions, media content may also influence affect. However, past studies on prosocial video games have failed to find a significant effect on affective measures [Greitemeyer and Osswald, 2010]. The present research examined the effects of prosocial, neutral, and violent video games on state hostility and positive affect. Also examined were moderating effects of trait aggressiveness, trait altruistic helping, and trait egoistic helping. Prosocial games reduced state hostility and increased positive state affect. Violent video games had the opposite effects. These effects were moderated by trait physical aggression. Altruistic participants reported relatively more positive affect and less state hostility. Egoistic participants reported relatively more aggravated and mean feelings. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  20. In pediatric leukemia, dose evaluation according to the type of compensators in total body irradiation

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    Lee, Dong Yeon [Dongnam Inst. of Radiological and Medical science, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Chang Soo; Kim, Jung Hoon [Dept. of Radiological Science, College of Health Science, Catholic University of Busan, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-04-15

    Total body irradiation (TBI) and chemotherapy are the pre-treatment method of a stem cell transplantations of the childhood leukemia. in this study, we evaluate the Quantitative human body dose prior to the treatment. The MCNPX simulation program evaluated by changing the material of the tissue compensators with imitation material of pediatric exposure in a virtual space. As a result, first, the average skin dose with the material of the tissue compensators of Plexiglass tissue compensators is 74.60 mGy/min, Al is 73.96 mGy/min, Cu is 72.26 mGy/min and Pb 67.90 mGy/min respectively. Second, regardless of the tissue compensators material that organ dose were thyroid, gentile, digestive system, brain, lungs, kidneys higher in order. Finally, the ideal distance between body compensator and the patient were 50 cm aparting each other. In conclusion, tissue compensators Al, Cu, Pb are able to replace of the currently used in Plexiglass materials.

  1. Spectrofluorimetric study on the inclusion behavior of p-sulfonated calix arene with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and analytical application

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    Liu Chun [Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000 (China); Fu Zhong [Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000 (China); Yu, Huapeng [Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000 (China); Xu Hongwei [Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000 (China); Wang Lun [Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000 (China); Zhou Yunyou [Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000 (China)]. E-mail: zy161299@mail.ahnu.edu.cn

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    The characteristics of host-guest complexation between p-sulfonated calix [G. Arena, S. Gentile, F. G. Gulino, D. Sciotto, C. Sgarlata, Tetrahedron Lett. 45 (2004) 7091] arene (SC6A) and cationic surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) were studied by fluorescence spectrometry. A 1:1 stoichiometry for the complexation was established and the complex constant was also calculated by a deduced equation. It was found the fluorescence of the complex could be remarkably quenched by an appropriate amount of ceftriaxone sodium (CTRX). Based on the results, a novel spectrofluorimetric method for determination of CTRX was developed with a linear range of 9.2x10{sup -7}-8.5x10{sup -5} mol L{sup -1} and a detection of 3.5x10{sup -7} mol L{sup -1}. The proposed method was used to determine CTRX in their commercial preparations with satisfactory results. Moreover, the probable interaction mechanisms of the systems were also discussed.

  2. A spatial application of a vegetation productivity equation for neo-soil reconstruction

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    Burley, J.B.

    1999-01-01

    Reclamation specialists are interested in the application of recently developed soil productivity equations for post-mining reclamation planning and design. This paper presents the application of one recently developed soil productivity equation to a surface coal mine site in Mercer County, North Dakota. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology (Map*Factory 1.1) was combined with a soil productivity equation developed by the author to generate a GIS script to calculate a site's pre-mining productivity per 10 meter grid cell and then summed to calculate the grand and the expected average soil productivity for the site, resulting in a pre-mining baseline numerical spatial scores. Several post-mining alternatives were evaluated to study various soil management strategies to restore post-mining soil productivity, including: an abandoned mine landscape treatment, a reconstructed topsoil treatment with graded gentile slopes, and a reconstructed topsoil treatment with soil improvements. The results indicated that the abandoned mine scenario was significantly different than the other three treatments (ple0.05), with the reconstructed topsoil treatment with soil amendments generating the greatest estimated productivity

  3. Geometry beyond Euclid: The evolution of geometry in the last 150 years has changed our culture. He knows the School?

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    Ferdinando Casolaro

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available We propose the organization of a process of expansion of the Euclidean model for teaching. In the last national instructions and guidelines, relating to geometry, it just makes some confused nod to structures which are the basis of modern physics (geometry on curved space, art and Architecture (projective and descriptive. The study and the results of the Nuclei of Research Education established in Italian universities over the past sixty years instead lead to several considerations that we analyze in this paper.   La Geometria oltre Euclide: L'evoluzione della geometria negli ultimi 150 anni ha modificato la nostra cultura. Lo sa la Scuola? Si propone l'organizzazione di un percorso di ampliamento del modello euclideo per l'insegnamento. Nelle ultime Indicazioni nazionali e Linee guida, relativamente alla geometria, si fa solo qualche confuso cenno allo studio di geometrie che sono alla base della Fisica moderna (geometrie sullo spazio curvo, dell'arte e dell'Architettura (proiettiva e descrittiva. Lo studio ed i risultati dei Nuclei di Ricerca Didattica istituiti nelle Università italiane negli ultimi sessanta anni portano invece a considerazioni diverse che nel presente lavoro analizzeremo. Parole Chiave: Modifiche Riforma Gentile; N.R.D. nelle Università italiane; Geometrie non euclidee; Trasformazioni geometriche

  4. Post-prandial effects of hazelnut-enriched high fat meal on LDL oxidative status, oxidative and inflammatory gene expression of healthy subjects: a randomized trial.

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    Di Renzo, L; Merra, G; Botta, R; Gualtieri, P; Manzo, A; Perrone, M A; Mazza, M; Cascapera, S; De Lorenzo, A

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    Postprandial oxidative stress is characterized by an increased susceptibility of the organism towards oxidative damage after consumption of a meal rich in lipids and/or carbohydrates. Micronutrients modulate the immune system and exert a protective action by reducing low-density lipoproteins oxidation (ox-LDL) via induction of antioxidant enzymes. The clinical study was a randomized and cross-over trial, conducted through the CONSORT flowchart. We evaluated the gene expression of 103 genes related to oxidative stress (HOSp) and human inflammasome pathways (HIp), and ox-LDL level at fasting and after 40 g raw "Tonda Gentile delle Langhe" hazelnut consumption, in association with a McDonald's® Meal (McDM) in 22 healthy human volunteers. Ox-LDL levels significantly increased comparing no dietary treatment (NDT) vs. McDM, and decreased comparing McDM vs. McDM + H (pMcDM: 3.88% HIp and 17.48% HOSp; (B) NDT vs. McDM + H: 17.48% HIp and 23.30% HOSp; (C) McDM vs. McDM + H: 17.48% HIp and 33.98% HOSp. Hazelnut consumption reduced post prandial risk factors of atherosclerosis, such as ox-LDL, and the expression of inflammation and oxidative stress related genes. Chronic studies on larger population are necessary before definitive conclusions.

  5. Microtexturing of the conductive PEDOT:PSS Polymer for superhydrophobic organic electrochemical transistors

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    Gentile, Francesco

    2014-01-22

    Superhydrophobic surfaces are bioinspired, nanotechnology artifacts, which feature a reduced friction coefficient, whereby they can be used for a number of very practical applications including, on the medical side, the manipulation of biological solutions. In this work, we integrated superhydrophobic patterns with the conducting polymer PEDOT:PSS, one of the most used polymers in organic electronics because highly sensitive to ionized species in solution. In doing so, we combined geometry and materials science to obtain an advanced device where, on account of the superhydrophobicity of the system, the solutions of interest can be manipulated and, on account of the conductive PEDOT:PSS polymer, the charged molecules dispersed inside can be quantitatively measured. This original substrate preparation allowed to perform electrochemical measurements on ionized species in solution with decreasing concentration down to 10 -7 molar. Moreover, it was demonstrated the ability of the device of realizing specific, combined time and space resolved analysis of the sample. Collectively, these results demonstrate how a tight, interweaving integration of different disciplines can provide realistic tools for the detection of pathologies. The scheme here introduced offers breakthrough capabilities that are expected to radically improve both the pace and the productivity of biomedical research, creating an access revolution. 2014 Francesco Gentile et al.

  6. Playing life away: Videogames and personality structure.

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    Leones do Couto G.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to fill a gap in the current research on the personality organization of frequent videogame users. The scientific literature in this area refers only to the existence of risk factors that increase the likelihood of abusing videogames and their negative consequences on the mental health of users (Gentile et al., 2011; Lemmens, Valkenburg, & Peter, 2011; Rehbein & Baier, 2013. In this study, a sample of patients who reported spending an excessive amount of their time playing videogames were recruited from Instituto Quintino Aires–Lisbon/Oporto and took the Rorschach Personality Test (Exner, 1993, 1995. Two other samples—one consisting of patients who reported not playing videogames, and the other of patients who were discharged from the institution after psychotherapy—also took part in the study. The patients in the first sample revealed less exposure to the relational sources of stress that are necessary for socioemotional development and less interest in others than did patients in the other samples. Other results regarding the personality structure of the subjects in the three samples are compared and discussed in light of cultural-historical psychology.

  7. Competencies for educational activities in nursing Competencias para la acción educativa de la enfermera Competências para ação educativa da enfermeira

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    Valéria Marli Leonello

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The focus of this study is the interface between nursing education and nursing care in its educative dimension. OBJECTIVE: To develop a profile of competencies for nursing care education from the perspective of the subjects involved. METHOD: Historical and dialectical materialism was used as the theoretical and methodological framework. Competence was addressed as the conceptual category, as defined by Perrenoud, based on healthcare concepts and on instrumental knowledge as advocated by Mendes-Gonçalves. RESULTS: the analysis of empirical material resulted in the creation of 10 core competencies for nursing education activities. CONCLUSION: The need to give a new meaning to education action from the perspective of Popular Education implies the development of pedagogical opportunities during their undergraduate studies in order to enable students to use their knowledge and skills to develop a dialogical attitude of recognition of the subjects of nursing care.Este estudio tiene como objetivo estudiar la interfase entre la enseñanza y la asistencia de enfermería, en su dimensión educativa. OBJETIVO: Construir un perfil de competencias para la acción educativa de la enfermera a partir de la perspectiva de los sujetos participantes. MÉTODO: Para el referencial teórico metodológico del materialismo histórico y dialéctico, se utilizó como categoría conceptual la noción de competencia definida por Perrenoud, con base en las concepciones del trabajo en la salud y en el saber operante de Mendes-Gonçalves. RESULTADOS: El análisis del material empírico resultó en la construcción de diez competencias para acción educativa de la enfermera. CONCLUSIÓN: La necesidad de dar un nuevo significado a la acción educativa, en la perspectiva de la Educación Popular, implica desarrollar las competencias mediante oportunidades pedagógicas que, durante la formación inicial, permitan a los estudiantes utilizar sus conocimientos y habilidades en pro

  8. Epidemiologia do óbito fetal em população de baixa renda Epidemiology of fetal death in a low income population

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    Márcia M. A. de Aquino

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    Full Text Available A morte fetal não é uma entidade rara e, em países em desenvolvimento, suas causas mais prevalentes continuam sendo passíveis de controle e/ou tratamento. O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar causas de morte fetal em uma população brasileira. Foi um estudo descritivo realizado no Hospital Maternidade Leonor Mendes de Barros, em São Paulo. Foram estudadas 122 gestantes com diagnóstico de óbito fetal e idade gestacional de vinte semanas ou mais. Os procedimentos estatísticos utilizados foram média e desvio-padrão. As principais causas de morte identificadas foram hipertensão arterial e infecções e em um quarto dos casos a causa não foi determinada. Concluiu-se que uma proporção importante de óbitos era prevenível e que houve taxa significativa de causas não-identificadas. Os resultados deste estudo poderão ser úteis para orientação de programas de prevenção primária, principalmente quanto à assistência pré-natal.Fetal death may not be considered an unusual event and, in developing countries, the most prevalent causes could be possibly controlled and/or treated. The purpose of the present study was to investigate causes of fetal death in a Brazilian population. This is a descriptive study performed at the Hospital Maternidade Leonor Mendes de Barros in São Paulo. The study subjects were 122 pregnant women with diagnosis of fetal death and gestation age of 20 or more weeks. The statistical procedures used were means and standard deviation. The main causes of the fetal death were hypertensive disorders and infections and, for a quarter of the cases, they were not identified at all. It is concluded that an important percentage of fetal deaths would have been prevented and that there was a significant number of unidentified causes. Results of the present study might be useful to orientate a primary prevention health program, specially concerning antenatal care.

  9. Comportamento reológico de méis de florada de silvestre Rheological behavior of honey from Serjania glabrata flowers

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    Alexandre J. de M. Queiroz

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se o comportamento reológico de méis de Apis mellifera produzidos no estado do Piauí, no semi-árido brasileiro, elaborados com florada predominante de silvestre (Serjania glabrata. As amostras foram coletadas ao longo do ano 2000, a partir de coletas realizadas por apicultores, associações e cooperativas de apicultura da região abrangida pelos municípios de Picos, Itainópolis, Vera Mendes e Isaías Coelho. Após as coletas as amostras passaram pelos processos de centrifugação, filtragem e decantação. As medidas reológicas foram feitas nas temperaturas de 20 a 40 ºC utilizando-se um viscosímetro Brookfield, modelo RVT. As leituras de velocidade de rotação e torque foram transformadas em valores de taxa de deformação e tensão de cisalhamento. Os dados de taxa de deformação e tensão de cisalhamento foram ajustados pelas equações da Lei-da-Potência e de Herschel-Bulkley. As amostras apresentaram comportamento pseudoplástico. As equações se ajustaram adequadamente aos resultados experimentais de tensão de cisalhamento em função da taxa de deformação. O aumento de temperatura reduziu a viscosidade aparente em níveis próximos de 80%. Os valores de viscosidade aparente foram bem ajustados por uma equação do tipo Arrhenius.The rheological behavior of Apis mellifera honey produced in the State of Piauí, in the Brazilian semi-arid, obtained with predominance of Serjania glabrata flowers was studied. The samples were collected in the year 2000 by beekeepers and associations and cooperatives of beekeepers in the area covered by the municipal districts of Picos, Itainópolis, Vera Mendes and Isaías Coelho. The samples were centrifuged, filtered, decanted and the rheological measures at temperatures of 20 to 40 ºC using a Brookfield Viscometer RVT model were made. The readings of rotation speed and torque were transformed in shear rate and shear stress values. The data of shear rate and shear stress were fitted

  10. Ir ao cinema em São Paulo nos anos 20

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    Sheila Schvarzman

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available As críticas cinematográficas de Octávio Gabus Mendes publicadas na década de 1920 em Cinearte, revista carioca dedicada ao cinema, permitem conhecer o panorama do que era exibido em São Paulo, mas também as aspirações cinematográficas do crítico e os projetos para o cinema brasileiro.Mostram a relação entre as possibilidades de desenvolvimento do cinema brasileiro e as imagens que deveria mostrar do Brasil, e o papel central que as salas de cinema tinham na constituição da atividade cinematográfica no país. Pleiteando a constituição de salas ricas em bairros de freqüência burguesa, o cinema, nas aspirações do crítico, torna-se espaço de diferenciação social, e não de inclusão.Mostram já nos anos 20 a dicotomia entre as possibilidades de constituição do cinema popular, e as aspirações elitistas que deveriam norteá-lo tanto na constituição das imagens que deveria veicular, como na sua freqüentação e distribuição espacial na cidade.In the 20's, Octavio Gabus Mendes published film critics in Cinearte, a magazine on movies. His texts present an extensive coverage of the movie scene in São Paulo, as well as of his film-making ideas and his projects for Brazilian cinema. They show the relationship between the development of the Brazilian movie industry and the images they might construct about the country, and also the central role of movie theaters in the constitution of cinematographic activity in Brazil. As they look for rich theaters in rich places, movies might represent social exclusion rather than inclusion. In this process,we can see even in the 20's a dicothomy between the constitution of cinema as a popular activity and its elitist aspirations as shown by images, spaces and frequency.

  11. Can a 1960s library be transformed for the 21st century?

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    Nadine Delcarmine

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    Full Text Available This paper describes the renovation of Grenoble University's library. It is the main inter-university documentary cooperation service (SICD2 network in Grenoble, which serves two Universities: Stendhal and Pierre Mendès France. Administratively it is attached to the latter. After the 1989 Micquel Report, which was a severe appraisal of France's university libraries, the state showed its intention to upgrade them by preparing the U2000 programme. The objectives were to create more working places, unrestricted access to documentation, improve user comfort, and change the image of the libraries. In June 1994, replying to representations by the President of Grenoble's Université Pierre Mendès-France (UPMF on safety problems at the Law and Humanities Library, the Construction and Maintenance Department at the Ministry of Education requested an "all-encompassing approach to upgrading work, covering safety and refurbishment to as-new standard", and stipulated that "this policy review should be conducted as part of the preparation of the new establishment contract". This context gave rise to the rehabilitation and restructuring of the library. In 1995, the universities and the SICD set themselves an ambition: to turn the 1960s library into a documentary resource for the 21st century, making it the lynchpin of the SICD library network and providing suitable premises. The project symbolically called "Doc2000" was created. After a long gestation period, during which funding was gradually secured, the project entered the execution phase. The relevance of the project was tested by numerous twists and turns: a fruitless invitation to tender and shifting project ownership; three university presidents; two SICD directors and one interim-director, who also directed the university library; and the involvement of two project leaders. I intend to show how hard it is for the library, at the end of the process chain, to reconcile and align the scheduling of the

  12. Regulation of C:N:P stoichiometry of microbes and soil organic matter by optimizing enzyme allocation: an omics-informed model study

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    Song, Y.; Yao, Q.; Wang, G.; Yang, X.; Mayes, M. A.

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    Increasing evidences is indicating that soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition and stabilization process is a continuum process and controlled by both microbial functions and their interaction with minerals (known as the microbial efficiency-matrix stabilization theory (MEMS)). Our metagenomics analysis of soil samples from both P-deficit and P-fertilization sites in Panama has demonstrated that community-level enzyme functions could adapt to maximize the acquisition of limiting nutrients and minimize energy demand for foraging (known as the optimal foraging theory). This optimization scheme can mitigate the imbalance of C/P ratio between soil substrate and microbial community and relieve the P limitation on microbial carbon use efficiency over the time. Dynamic allocation of multiple enzyme groups and their interaction with microbial/substrate stoichiometry has rarely been considered in biogeochemical models due to the difficulties in identifying microbial functional groups and quantifying the change in enzyme expression in response to soil nutrient availability. This study aims to represent the omics-informed optimal foraging theory in the Continuum Microbial ENzyme Decomposition model (CoMEND), which was developed to represent the continuum SOM decomposition process following the MEMS theory. The SOM pools in the model are classified based on soil chemical composition (i.e. Carbohydrates, lignin, N-rich SOM and P-rich SOM) and the degree of SOM depolymerization. The enzyme functional groups for decomposition of each SOM pool and N/P mineralization are identified by the relative composition of gene copy numbers. The responses of microbial activities and SOM decomposition to nutrient availability are simulated by optimizing the allocation of enzyme functional groups following the optimal foraging theory. The modeled dynamic enzyme allocation in response to P availability is evaluated by the metagenomics data measured from P addition and P-deficit soil samples in

  13. NOVOS MODELOS ORGANIZACIONAIS E REPERCUSSÕES NA GESTÃO DOS RECURSOS HUMANOS: ESTUDO DE CASO EM SALVADOR-BA [doi: 10.5329/RECADM.20030201003

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 RESUMO As transformações no mundo do trabalho têm impulsionado novos modelos organizacionais, refletindo nas práticas gerenciais e na gestão de recursos humanos (DRUCK, 1999; MENDES, 1997; VELOSO 1999. Este estudo objetivou analisar uma organização do segmento de serviços e suas estratégias gestão dos recursos humanos. A investigação adotou o desenho de corte transversal e foi estruturada em dois momentos. Os resultados indicam que o modelo organizacional é tipico da reorganização produtiva - estrutura central com poucos trabalhadores e terceirização dos serviços. Também, a organização assemelha-se ao modelo simples (Robbins e apresenta características predominantes da metáfora da máquina (Morgan. Finalmente, as estratégias de gestão de recursos humanos, especialmente a partir do estilo de liderança adotado, tëm refletido no clima organizacional que foi avaliado pelos trabalhadores como positivo. Entretanto, as estratégias de desenvolvimento de recursos humanos - avaliação de desempenho e remuneração - não correspondem ao preconizado nas atuais concepções sobre gestão de pessoas. Palavras-chave: desenvolvimento recursos humanos; gestão recursos humanos; modelos organizacionais     ABSTRACT The transformations in the workplace have propelled new organizational models, reflecting on managerial practices and resource management (DRUCK, 1999; MENDES, 1997; VELOSO, 1999. This study was aimed analyze an organization belonging to the service sector and the strategies used by such organization in the management of human resources. The investigation followed a cross sectional design and it was structured in two distinct moments. The results indicate that the organizational model is typical of the productive reorganization – a central structure with few workers and contractors. In addition, the organization resembles the simple model

  14. A perseguição aos judeus e as maneiras de contá-la: «Memórias duma nota de banco»

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    Antony Cardoso Bezerra

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Num percurso seminal de cunho especulativo, investigam-se derivações dos procedimentos narrativos empregados pelo romancista português Joaquim Paço d’Arcos em Memórias duma nota de banco (1962, particularmente, no que diz respeito ao cap. 3, em que se apresenta o episódio envolvendo a personagem Madame Koehler, judia idosa convertida em vítima do Holocausto. Notadamente à luz de fontes críticas sobre a obra (A. Quadros, O. Mendes, O. Grossegesse e A. A. Dória e das considerações de H. White sobre representação no discurso histórico, comentam-se passagens do romance. Tendo-se em conta o estudo de W. Kayser sobre o grotesco, percebe-se que a nota de banco humanizada, responsável pela narração do romance, acaba por conferir à narrativa um tom que não evidencia a comiseração de que as personagens humanas pudessem ser alvo.Palavras-chave: Joaquim Paço d’Arcos; Memórias duma nota de banco; narração; Holocausto. Abstract: This paper investigates, in a preliminary and speculative way, the outcome of the narrative procedures employed by Portuguese novelist Joaquim Paço d’Arcos in Memórias duma nota de banco (1962. Special attention is given to chap. 3, in which is presented an episode involving Madame Koehler, the character of an old Jew victimized by the Holocaust. Fragments of the novel are discussed from critical studies on the novel (A. Quadros, O. Mendes, O. Grossegesse e A. A. Dória and the observations of H. White about representation in historical discourse. Having in mind the investigation of W. Kayser on the grotesque, one can perceive that the humanized bill – which is also the narrator of the novel – grants a narrative tone which does not highlight the possible sympathy for the human characters.Keywords: Joaquim Paço d’Arcos; Memórias duma nota de banco; narration; Holocaust.

  15. Gestores do SUS: apoio e resistências à Homeopatia Support for and resistance to Homeopathy among managers of the Unified National Health System

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    Sandra Abrahão Chaim Salles

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    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta parte dos resultados de pesquisa que investigou características do movimento de aproximação e afastamento entre homeopatas e médicos da Biomedicina, segundo o ponto de vista dos profissionais não homeopatas. Foram entrevistados 48 profissionais de saúde (docentes, gestores e médicos que trabalham na rede publica. Toma-se para análise apenas os resultados das entrevistas com gestores. Foram usadas como referências as concepções de: campo social e científico de Bourdieu; racionalidades médicas de Madel Luz; arranjos tecnológicos do trabalho em saúde de Mendes-Gonçalves e de identidade profissional de médico de Donnangelo e de Schraiber. Os resultados indicam que o apoio de gestores à presença da Homeopatia no SUS relaciona-se à percepção da demanda social, à defesa do direito de escolha dos usuários e à constatação de tratar-se de uma prática médica que resgata a dimensão humanista da medicina, contribuindo assim para a satisfação do usuário. As dificuldades e resistências apontadas pelos gestores ressaltam que a falta de informações sobre os procedimentos homeopáticos limita as possibilidades de utilização da Homeopatia porque gera insegurança sobre esta medicina.This article presents partial findings from a study on trends towards greater or lesser proximity between homeopathic and allopathic physicians, from the perspective of the latter. Forty-eight health professionals were interviewed (faculty, managers, and physicians working in the public health system. This specific article focused only on the interviews with health system managers. The following concepts were used as references: social and scientific field (Bourdieu; medical rationalities (Madel Luz; technological arrangements in health work (Mendes-Gonçalves; and physician's professional identity (Donnangelo & Schraiber. According to the findings, support by managers for the presence of Homeopathy in the Unified National

  16. Interaction of coastal urban groundwater with infrastructure due to tidal variation

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    Su, X.; Prigiobbe, V.

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    prediction of infiltration will be validated. References [1] Pimentel et al. BioScience, 54, 909-918, 2004. [2] Owolabi Glob. Ini., 11, 69-87, 2017. [3] Milne Astro. Geophys., 49, 224-228, 2008 [4] Vzquez-Su et al. Hydro. J. 13, 522-533, 2005. [5] Gburek et al. Ground Water, 37,175-184, 1999. [6] Prigiobbe and Giulianelli. Water Sci.Tech. 60, 727-735, 2009.

  17. Como responder ao momento presente?

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    Maria Filomena Molder

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    Full Text Available Foi com esta pergunta — já um efeito de um primeiro encontro entre Irene Pimentel e eu própria — que decidimos desafiar colegas, estudantes e funci­onários da nossa Faculdade, FCSH (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Huma­nas, de outras Faculdades da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, de outras Uni­versidades e todos os interessados em con­siderar e discutir em comum aquilo que se passava em Portugal e que no anúncio da Jornada de 6 de De­zembro de 2012 se descrevia como um “processo de desmantela­mento social, económico e cultural sem precedentes — pese embora tantas compara­ções, baseadas na premissa da ‘eterna repetição’ — e cujas consequências não param de exceder as previsões dos responsáveis por esse desmantelamento”. Acedendo com todo o empenho e gratidão ao convite que me foi dirigido por Humberto Brito para fazer uma resenha da Jornada a publicar no primeiro número de Forma de Vida (saúdo a revista e o título, decidi-me, no entanto, a pôr de lado a resenha, que sob a forma de “Editorial” será em breve publi­cada no blogue Responder ao Momento Presente, entre­tanto criado, conjuntamente com os textos escritos pelos nossos convidados, com as parti­cipações de pessoas que corresponderam ao nosso apelo e ainda com contri­bui­ções que se alargaram para lá da Jornada; a que se juntará uma gravação em video, também disponível no Youtube. Texto publicado originalmente em Forma de Vida, Lisboa, n.1, fev. 2013. Agrade­cemos à autora por permitir a republicação neste número do Boletim. [N.E.

  18. Duas práticas pedagógicas na formação de professores brasileiros na década de 1930: livros e cadernos - Two pedagogical practicies in the brazilian teachinhg training courses in the 1930’s: textbooks and notebooks

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    Eurize Caldas Pessanha

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    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a articulação entre duas práticas pedagógicas presentes nos cursos de formação de professores na década de 1930: a utilização de livros didáticos e a anotação dos "pontos" nos cadernos dos alunos das Escolas Normais da época. Constituem corpus da pesquisa, os livros didáticos comprovadamente utilizados, a documentação escolar existente nos arquivos das escolas e as anotações dos cadernos de duas alunas da época. Os livros identificados e analisados foram: Noções de Higiene de Afrânio Peixoto, Editora Francisco Alves; Didactica (Nas escolas Primárias de João Toledo, Livraria Liberdade; Pedagogia Científica: Psicologia e direção da aprendizagem de Alfredo Miguel Aguayo y Sanches, Companhia Editora Nacional e Noções de Psicologia Aplicada à Educação, de Iago Pimentel, Editora Melhoramentos. A análise confirmou o papel dos livros didáticos como suporte das práticas pedagógicas, mas indicou também que, embora as anotações nos cadernos tenham sido baseadas nos livros adotados, estes não eram seguidos religiosamente pois há omissões, acréscimos e interferências que tanto podem ser atribuídos a outros livros utilizados quanto aos próprios professores das disciplinas. Parece claro, portanto, que a formação de habitus nas Escolas Normais da década de 1930 não era pautada integralmente pelos conteúdos e valores dos livros didáticos adotados. Palavras-chave: livro didático; formação de professores; escola normal; cadernos escolares.   TWO PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICIES IN THE BRAZILIAN TEACHINHG TRAINING COURSES IN THE 1930’S: TEXTBOOKS AND NOTEBOOKS Abstract The aim of this paper is to analyze the link between two teaching practices in teaching training courses in the 1930’s: the use of textbooks and the writing of "topics" in the student’s notebooks in the Normal Schools of the time. The corpus of the research is formed by the textbooks provenly used, the

  19. Water-Level and land-subsidence studies in the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins

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    Stamos, Christina L.; Glockhoff, Carolyn S.; McPherson, Kelly R.; Julich, Raymond J.

    2007-01-01

    What's New! Water-level data, contours, and meta data for spring 2008 are included in Version 2.0 of SIR 2007-5097 (http://ca.water.usgs.gov/mojave/wl_studies/wl2008.html). All the original data are still available on the web site. Introduction Since 1992, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Mojave Water Agency (MWA), has constructed a series of regional water-table maps for intermittent years in a continuing effort to monitor groundwater conditions in the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins. The previously published data, which were used to construct these maps, can be accessed on the interactive map. The associated reports describing the groundwater conditions for the Mojave River groundwater basin for 1992 (Stamos and Predmore, 1995), the Morongo groundwater basin for 1994 (Trayler and Koczot, 1995), and for both groundwater basins for 1996 (Mendez and Christensen, 1997); for 1998 (Smith and Pimentel, 2000), for 2000 (Smith, 2002), for 2002 (Smith and others, 2004), for 2004 (Stamos and others, 2004), and for 2006 (Stamos and others, 2007) can be accessed using this web site. Spatially detailed maps of interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) methods were used to characterize land subsidence associated with groundwater-level declines during various intervals of time between 1992 and 1999 in the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins (Sneed and others, 2003). Concerns related to the potential for new or renewed land subsidence in the basins resulted in a cooperative study between the MWA and the USGS in 2006. InSAR data were developed to determine the location, extent, and magnitude of vertical land-surface changes in the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins for time intervals ranging from about 35 days to 14 months between 1999 and 2000 and between 2003 and 2004. (interactive Google map) The results from many future land-subsidence studies, which are scheduled about every 10 years, will be available on this

  20. Como responder ao momento presente?

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-784X.2013v13n19p13 Foi com esta pergunta — já um efeito de um primeiro encontro entre Irene Pimentel e eu própria — que decidimos desafiar colegas, estudantes e funci­onários da nossa Faculdade, FCSH (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Huma­nas, de outras Faculdades da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, de outras Uni­versidades e todos os interessados em con­siderar e discutir em comum aquilo que se passava em Portugal e que no anúncio da Jornada de 6 de De­zembro de 2012 se descrevia como um “processo de desmantela­mento social, económico e cultural sem precedentes — pese embora tantas compara­ções, baseadas na premissa da ‘eterna repetição’ — e cujas consequências não param de exceder as previsões dos responsáveis por esse desmantelamento”. Acedendo com todo o empenho e gratidão ao convite que me foi dirigido por Humberto Brito para fazer uma resenha da Jornada a publicar no primeiro número de Forma de Vida (saúdo a revista e o título, decidi-me, no entanto, a pôr de lado a resenha, que sob a forma de “Editorial” será em breve publi­cada no blogue Responder ao Momento Presente, entre­tanto criado, conjuntamente com os textos escritos pelos nossos convidados, com as parti­cipações de pessoas que corresponderam ao nosso apelo e ainda com contri­bui­ções que se alargaram para lá da Jornada; a que se juntará uma gravação em video, também disponível no Youtube.   Texto publicado originalmente em Forma de Vida, Lisboa, n.1, fev. 2013. Agrade­cemos à autora por permitir a republicação neste número do Boletim. [N.E.

  1. A brief history of partitions of numbers, partition functions and their modern applications

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    Debnath, Lokenath

    2016-04-01

    'Number rules the universe.' The Pythagoras 'If you wish to forsee the future of mathematics our course is to study the history and present conditions of the science.' Henri Poincaré 'The primary source (Urqell) of all mathematics are integers.' Hermann Minkowski This paper is written to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Mathematical Association of America. It deals with a short history of different kinds of natural numbers including triangular, square, pentagonal, hexagonal and k-gonal numbers, and their simple properties and their geometrical representations. Included are Euclid's and Pythagorean's main contributions to elementary number theory with the main contents of the Euclid Elements of the 13-volume masterpiece of mathematical work. This is followed by Euler's new discovery of the additive number theory based on partitions of numbers. Special attention is given to many examples, Euler's theorems on partitions of numbers with geometrical representations of Ferrers' graphs, Young's diagrams, Lagrange's four-square theorem and the celebrated Waring problem. Included are Euler's generating functions for the partitions of numbers, Euler's pentagonal number theorem, Gauss' triangular and square number theorems and the Jacobi triple product identity. Applications of the theory of partitions of numbers to different statistics such as the Bose- Einstein, Fermi- Dirac, Gentile, and Maxwell- Boltzmann statistics are briefly discussed. Special attention is given to pedagogical information through historical approach to number theory so that students and teachers at the school, college and university levels can become familiar with the basic concepts of partitions of numbers, partition functions and their modern applications, and can pursue advanced study and research in analytical and computational number theory.

  2. Nutritional characteristics of ancient Tuscan varieties of Triticum aestivum L.

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    Lisetta Ghiselli

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    Full Text Available Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L. is an important cereal in human consumption. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in ancient wheat varieties. The latter represent an important source of germplasm, characterised by a broader genetic base and, therefore, a potential source of biodiversity. The objective of the study was to ascertain the optimal balance between the presence of secondary metabolites having beneficial effects on health and technological features that ensure successful baking quality. The experimental trial was performed in 2011-2012 on three organic farms located in three different areas within the province of Siena (Tuscany. In each location, an overall evaluation of the commercial, rheological and functional properties of five ancient Tuscan bread wheat varieties (Andriolo, Frassineto, Gentil rosso, Inallettabile 96, Verna as compared with a commercial modern variety (Palesio was carried out. The ancient varieties were compared both singularly (pure and in combination (mixtures of two varieties in equal proportion, respectively. Biometric and productive parameters were detected for each plot (32 plots in each farm. Macro- and trace elements, polyphenols, flavonoids and antioxidant activity (antiradical power, ARP were similarly determined on representative whole grain samples. Rheological analysis was carried out on flour samples. The multivariate statistical analysis using principal components analysis was performed on all variables analysed. The results showed a significant environment effect on the different parameters measured and did not reveal significant improvements in the variables measured when varieties were cultivated in mixtures. However, the study did reveal various interesting trends that are warranting of further investigation. The most interesting effect from a nutritional and functional point of view is the relationship between ARP, rheological properties, protein content and gluten content. These

  3. Volk, Jew and Devil: Ironic Inversion in Günter Grass's Dog Years

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    Full Text Available As Edward Diller pointed out in A Mythic Journey: Günter Grass's Tin Drum , the author of the Baltic Trilogy employs elements of myth and of the marvellous not only to give his stories local color, but also to establish patterns of symbolism. The present study maintains that Grass employs Baltic mythology and the language of mythopoesis throughout the whole of Dog Years as a means of parodying anti-Semitic myths embodied in Volkist race-ideology, thereby undercutting not only Nazism but also its cultural foundation. By identifying the novel's half-Jewish character, Eddi Amsel, with the gods of ancient Prussia, while simultaneously demonstrating his conformity with some of the standard traits claimed by Volkist anti-semitic propaganda to be uniquely and objectionably Jewish, Grass ironically inverts the traditional identification of land, Volk and life forces which formed the life and world view of most Germans from the early nineteenth century onward. The Jew, seen as «rootless» and alien by German anti-semites, becomes identified in Grass's novel with the values that Volkist ideologues held to be characteristic of the settled, rooted and «genuine» German. Simultaneously, Grass demonstrates in Amsel many of the characteristics advanced by the anti-semites as evidence of the Jew's inhuman and threatening character. The result--the eventual triumph of this arch-Germanic, arch-Jewish eiron in the midst of a hostile group of fascistic alazons --is a brilliant surprise. By appearing to substantiate anti-semitic doctrines in Eddi's case, Grass uncovers their absurdity by in fact examining that individual case very carefully, disclosing that Eddi is in closer and more intimate communion with his land and its cosmic creative forces--hence, more mystically and «genuinely» German-than are any of the book's major Gentile characters.

  4. Evaluación de la exactitud posicional vertical de una nube de puntos topográficos Lidar usando topografía convencional como referencia

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    Wilver Enrique Salinas Castillo

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    Full Text Available La exactitud vertical de datos lidar es normalmente establecida por proveedores comerciales en un EMC máximo de 0.150 m. Sin embargo, los resultados de evaluaciones de exactitud en las que se han utilizado datos de campo por lo menos tres veces más exactos que los datos lidar, sugieren que dicha exactitud se observa solo cuando la densidad de los datos lidar es mayor a un punto sobre el terreno por metro cuadrado. Desafortunadamente, el número de estos estudios es limitado y se requiere de la elaboración de otras evaluaciones que confirmen dicha hipótesis. En este estudio se evaluó la exactitud vertical de una nube de puntos topográficos lidar de una densidad de 1.02 puntos sobre el terreno por metro cuadrado, usando como referencia datos recolectados en campo mediante una estación total. Los resultados coinciden con aquéllos de estudios previos, por lo que se sugiere establecer la EPV de la nube de puntos topográficos lidar en 0.200 m para terreno mixto y de cambios constantes y en 0.150 m para terreno con cambios topográficos gentiles. Sin embargo, la EPV no refleja la magnitud del 95% de los errores bajo la presencia de errores sistemáticos, por lo cual es necesario incluir el percentil 95 de los errores en la documentación de datos lidar

  5. CYR61 and TAZ Upregulation and Focal Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition May Be Early Predictors of Barrett’s Esophagus Malignant Progression

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    Mesquita, Marta; Dias Pereira, António; Bettencourt-Dias, Mónica; Chaves, Paula; Pereira-Leal, José B.

    2016-01-01

    Barrett’s esophagus is the major risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma. It has a low but non-neglectable risk, high surveillance costs and no reliable risk stratification markers. We sought to identify early biomarkers, predictive of Barrett’s malignant progression, using a meta-analysis approach on gene expression data. This in silico strategy was followed by experimental validation in a cohort of patients with extended follow up from the Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa de Francisco Gentil EPE (Portugal). Bioinformatics and systems biology approaches singled out two candidate predictive markers for Barrett’s progression, CYR61 and TAZ. Although previously implicated in other malignancies and in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition phenotypes, our experimental validation shows for the first time that CYR61 and TAZ have the potential to be predictive biomarkers for cancer progression. Experimental validation by reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR and immunohistochemistry confirmed the up-regulation of both genes in Barrett’s samples associated with high-grade dysplasia/adenocarcinoma. In our cohort CYR61 and TAZ up-regulation ranged from one to ten years prior to progression to adenocarcinoma in Barrett’s esophagus index samples. Finally, we found that CYR61 and TAZ over-expression is correlated with early focal signs of epithelial to mesenchymal transition. Our results highlight both CYR61 and TAZ genes as potential predictive biomarkers for stratification of the risk for development of adenocarcinoma and suggest a potential mechanistic route for Barrett’s esophagus neoplastic progression. PMID:27583562

  6. Treatment of lung cancer in the elderly: Influence of comorbidity on toxicity and survival

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    Cardia, Joana; Calçada, Cármen; Pereira, Helena

    2011-01-01

    Summary Background More than 50% of new cases of lung cancer (LC) are diagnosed in elderly patients. It is necessary to know correct treatment of these patients but there is a lack of evidence-based data regarding this age group, leading to an undertreatment based on a supposed lack of tolerance to radical treatments. Aim To evaluate the results of radiotherapy (RT) treatment in elderly patients with LC in our institution and the relation between survival, toxicity and comorbidities. Materials and methods We retrospectively analyzed all patients over 70 years old with LC, treated with RT with or without chemotherapy (CT), in the radiotherapy department of the Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto Francisco Gentil (IPOPFG), between January 2000 and December 2007. Results Three-year overall survival (OS) rate was 33.8%. Median progression free survival was 18.1 months. For patients treated with exclusive radical radiotherapy the 3-year OS rate was 51.5% and for patients treated with sequential and concurrent CTRT, 3-year survival rates were 44% and 25.4%, respectively. We did not find a statistical relationship between the presence of comorbidities and survival. Toxicity presented by the patients was not influenced by comorbidities and did not influence survival. Conclusion Our results allow us to conclude that elderly patients are likely to benefit from radical treatments. Chemo-radiotherapy seems to increase survival but should be used carefully in old patients outside clinical trials. Comorbidities did not seem to influence survival and toxicity of treatments, although larger studies are necessary to prove this. PMID:24376955

  7. Recycling of wood for particle board production: accounting of greenhouse gases and global warming contributions.

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    Merrild, Hanna; Christensen, Thomas H

    2009-11-01

    The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to the recycling of wood waste have been assessed with the purpose to provide useful data that can be used in accounting of greenhouse gas emissions. Here we present data related to the activities in a material recovery facility (MRF) where wood waste is shredded and foreign objects are removed in order to produce wood chips for use in the production of particleboard. The data are presented in accordance with the UOD (upstream, operational, downstream) framework presented in Gentil et al. (Waste Management & Research, 27, 2009). The GHG accounting shows that the emissions related to upstream activities (5 to 41 kg CO(2)-equivalents tonne( -1) wood waste) and to activities at the MRF (approximately 5 kg CO(2)-equivalents tonne(-1) wood waste) are negligible compared to the downstream processing (-560 to -120 kg CO(2)equivalents tonne(-1) wood waste). The magnitude of the savings in GHG emissions downstream are mainly related to savings in energy consumption for drying of fresh wood for particleboard production. However, the GHG account highly depends on the choices made in the modelling of the downstream system. The inclusion of saved electricity from avoided chipping of virgin wood does not change the results radically (-665 to -125 kg CO(2)-equivalents tonne(- 1) wood waste). However, if in addition it is assumed that the GHG emissions from combustion of wood has no global warming potential (GWP) and that the energy produced from excess wood due to recycling substitutes energy from fossil fuels, here assumed to be coal, potentially large downstream GHG emissions savings can be achieved by recycling of waste wood (-1.9 to -1.3 tonnes CO(2)-equivalents tonne(- 1) wood waste). As the data ranges are broad, it is necessary to carefully evaluate the feasibility of the data in the specific system which the GHG accounting is to be applied to.

  8. Semiotinė Nikolajaus Karamzino „Laiško leidėjui“ analizė | Семиотический анализ «Письма к издателю» Н. Карамзина | Semiotical analysis of Nikolay Karamzin’s “Letter to editor”

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    Julija Snežko

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Depending on the goal set forth by different researchers one can find different methodological approaches to the heritage of Nikolay Karamzin, including his publicistic-critical works, which mainly were studied from the point of view of the history of ideas, social-cultural models and cultural semiotics.This article aims at showing the structure of meanings or, in other words, the organization of content in Nikolay Karamzin‘s “Letter to Editor“ (the introductory article to “Vestnik Evropy“, the very influential first Russian journal with political position independent from official circles with the use of semiotical methodology worked out by A.-J. Greimas, focusing on the text itself and leaving the extratextual elements outside investigation.By analyzing of discursive and narrative levels of the text and the situation of énonciación the following conclusion was made: in comparison to Europe Russia appears to be young, powerful, gifted but lacking important spiritual/cultural competence (general name for this competence “taste“ is still in the stage of development in order to become equal to elder Europe and to become consolidated/united/Russian subject on the level of feelings or spirituality, in other words to become nation. Literature and publishing of the journal serve as very important means in this process: the journal in which it was refused from the section of critique is prescribed to bring into effect paternalistic, gentil, regardful function, becouse the opposite function – severe critique – could be harmful to Russian subject.

  9. Estado Federal e Descentralização: uma visão crítica do federalismo brasileiro

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    Ana Claudia Saldanha

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A federação é uma das espécies de Estadocomposto. Uma das principais características dofederalismo é a descentralização política em quecada ente da federação detém competências própriase encontra seu fundamento na constituição federal.O Brasil apresenta uma história de centralizaçãopolítica e administrativa, mas a partir da proclamaçãoda República o país conheceu o federalismodescentralizado. A Constituição brasileira de 1988evidencia uma estrutura baseada na pluralidade ediversidade, preservando o equilíbrio das unidadesfederadas. Entretanto, na prática, o que presenciamosé uma falsa federação que tem nas desigualdadessociais e regionais seus aspectos mais relevantes.É necessário corrigir o modo errôneo com que ofederalismo penetrou em nosso solo e desta formaalcançar a tão sonhada pátria mãe gentil. The federation is a species of statecompound. A key feature of federalism isdecentralization policy where each governmentbody has its own powers and its foundationin the Constitution. Brazil has a history ofpolitical and administrative centralization,but from the proclamation of the Republic,the country has decentralized federalism. TheBrazilian constitution of 1988 shows a structurebased on plurality and diversity, preserving thebalance of federal units. However, in practicewhat we witness is a false association and havethe social and regional aspects more relevant.It is necessary to correct the erroneous way inwhich federalism has penetrated into our soiland thus achieve the long awaited motherlandkind.

  10. The renin angiotensin system in the development of cardiovascular disease: role of aliskiren in risk reduction

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    Paolo Verdecchia

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Paolo Verdecchia1, Fabio Angeli1, Giovanni Mazzotta1, Giorgio Gentile2, Gianpaolo Reboldi21Department of Cardiology, Clinical Research Unit ‘Preventive Cardiology’, Hospital ‘Santa Maria della Misericordia’, and Fondazione Umbra Cuore e Ipertensione – AUCI Onlus, Perugia, Italy; 2Department of Internal Medicine University of Perugia, ItalyAbstract: An association has been shown between plasma renin activity (PRA and the risk of cardiovascular disease. There is also evidence that angiotensin II exerts detrimental effects on progression and instabilization of atherosclerotic plaque. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS can be inhibited through inhibition of angiotensin I (Ang I generation from angiotensinogen by direct renin inhibitors, inhibition of angiotensin II (Ang II generation from angiotensin I by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and finally by direct inhibition of the action of Ang II receptor level. Aliskiren, the first direct renin inhibitor to reach the market, is a lowmolecular-weight, orally active, hydrophilic nonpeptide. Aliskiren blocks Ang I generation, while plasma renin concentration increases because the drugs blocks the negative feed-back exerted by Ang II on renin synthesis. Because of its long pharmacological half-life, aliskiren is suitable for once-daily administration. Its through-to-peak ratio approximates 98% for the 300 mg/day dose. Because of its mechanism of action, aliskiren might offer the additional opportunity to inhibit progression of atherosclerosis at tissue level. Hypertension is an approved indication for this drug, which is also promising for the treatment of heart failure. The efficacy of this drug in reducing major clinical events is being tested in large ongoing clinical trials.Keywords: plasma renin activity, renin angiotensin system, aliskiren, angiotensinogen, renin, hypertension, heart failure, diabetes

  11. Soaring on the wings of the wind: Freud, Jews and Judaism.

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    Kaplan, Robert

    2009-08-01

    This paper looks at Freud's Jewish identity in the context of the Jewish experience in Eastern and Central Europe after 1800, using his family history and significant figures in his life as illustration. Sigmund Freud's life as a Jew is deeply paradoxical, if not enigmatic. He mixed almost exclusively with Jews while living all his life in an anti-Semitic environment. Yet he eschewed Jewish ritual, referred to himself as a godless Jew and sought to make his movement acceptable to gentiles. At the end of his life, dismayed by the rising forces of nationalism, he accepted that he was in his heart a Jew "in spite of all efforts to be unprejudiced and impartial". The 18th century Haskalla (Jewish Enlightenment) was a form of rebellion against conformity and a means of escape from shtetl life. In this intense, entirely inward means of intellectual escape and revolt against authority, strongly tinged with sexual morality, we see the same tensions that were to manifest in the publication by a middle-aged Viennese neurologist of a truly revolutionary book to herald the new 20th century: The Interpretation of Dreams. Freud's life and work needs to be understood in the context of fin-de-siecle Vienna. Mitteleuropa, the cultural renaissance of Central Europe, resulted from the emancipation and urbanization of the burgeoning Jewish middle class, who adopted to the cosmopolitan environment more successfully than any other group. In this there is an extreme paradox: the Jewish success in Vienna was a tragedy of success. Freud, despite a deliberate attempt to play down his Jewish origins to deflect anti-Semitic attacks, is the most representative Jew of his time and his thinking and work represents the finest manifestation of the Litvak mentality.

  12. Maestras y maestros en Italia desde el fin del Antiguo Régimen hasta el ascenso del Fascismo. Nacimiento y desarrollo de una profesión

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    Ester de Fort

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    Full Text Available El artículo examina el lento proceso de profesionalización de los maestros de la escuela elemental, desde la realidad educativa fragmentada del Antiguo Régimen hasta el surgimiento de un cuerpo docente con una preparación específica y una identidad colectiva. El Estado italiano tuvo un papel relevante en este proceso, pues se preocupó de la recualificación de los maestros y de preparar a los nuevos estudiantes a la altura de la exigente tarea de combatir el alto nivel de analfabetismo y favorecer la adhesión del pueblo a los nuevos valores en los que el Estado se fundaba. La profesión quedó poco remunerada y precaria y por este motivo acogió numerosas mujeres, las cuales encontraban una ocupación digna y considerada adecuada a la naturaleza femenina; aunque la llegada de chicas jóvenes solas a pequeños pueblos resultó a veces en persecuciones que encontraron eco en la prensa y la literatura. La mejora del nivel cultural de los maestros hizo insostenible la contradicción entre la exaltación retórica del rol del maestro y las condiciones reales de la profesión, favoreciendo la maduración de una conciencia de clase, lo cual contribuyó también en la prensa pedagógica. En el nuevo siglo se desarrolló un asociacionismo cada vez más combativa que obtuvo resultados significativos, pero que vio socavada por las profundas divisiones internas entre maestros y maestras, maestros rurales y urbanos, católicos y laicos. Acusados de defender intereses corporativos y de no atender a las necesidades de la escuela, los maestros fueron llamados al orden en la reforma Gentile, uno de los primeros actos del fascismo en el poder.

  13. The nature of dark matter

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    Kirillov, A.A.

    2006-01-01

    The observed strong dark-to-luminous matter coupling [F. Donato, et al., astro-ph/0403206, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., submitted for publication; G. Gentile, et al., Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 351 (2004) 903; D.T.F. Weldrake, et al., Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 340 (2003) 12; W.J.G. de Blok, A. Bosma, Astron. Astrophys. 385 (2002) 816; O. Gerhard, et al., Astrophys. J. 121 (2001) 1936; A. Borriello, et al., Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 341 (2003) 1109] suggests the existence of a some functional relation between visible and DM sources which leads to biased Einstein equations. We show that such a bias appears in the case when the topological structure of the actual Universe at very large distances does not match properly that of the Friedman space. We introduce a bias operator ρ DM =B-bar ρ vis and show that the simple bias function b=1/(4πr 0 r 2 )θ(r-r max ) (the kernel of B-bar ) allows to account for all the variety of observed DM halos in astrophysical systems. In galaxies such a bias forms the cored DM distribution with the radius R C ∼R opt (which explains the recently observed strong correlation between R C and R opt [F. Donato, et al., astro-ph/0403206, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., submitted for publication]), while for a point source it produces the logarithmic correction to the Newton's potential (which explains the observed flat rotation curves in spirals). Finally, we show that in the theory suggested the galaxy formation process leads to a specific variation with time of all interaction constants and, in particular, of the fine structure constant

  14. Burden, quality of life and distress of the main caregiver in head and neck, cervix and rectal cancer patients

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    Miguel I

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    Full Text Available Purpose: Based on Portuguese experience, current practice does not focus sufficiently on the caregiver needs through caring of the cancer patient. Understanding the impact of different tumor types on caregiver burden, quality of life, and distress may help with organizing resources more efficiently to provide enhanced support for patients and caregivers. Methods: Ninety main caregivers of patients with cervix, rectal and head and neck cancer were interviewed at Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil. The Portuguese versions of Zarit Burden Interview, Caregiver Quality of Life Index - Cancer (CQOLC Scale and the distress thermometer were used. Results: The majority of caregivers were female (76.7%, median age was 45.5years (20-79, 40% were spouses and 38.7% sons/daughters. Zarit Burden Interview average score was 25.2 ± 11.6, higher on head and neck cancer group. 59.5% of caregivers had moderate burden and no cases of severe burden. Mean quality of life score was 64.8 ± 15.8 which was lower in the head and neck group. Average distress score across the three groups was seven and rectal group presented a lower score than the other two groups. A subgroup analysis (gender, kinship relation, employment status and cohabitation before starting care of caregivers characteristics showed no statistical differences. Conclusion: There were little differences in the experience of caring within caregivers based on the three different cancer groups, although caregivers of patients with head and neck cancer scored consistently worse in the three scales studied. More efforts should be taken to optimize coping strategies for these caregivers, as well as non-cohabitant and active caregivers, who had a worse caring experience.

  15. Teaching Jessica: race, religion, and gender in The Merchant of Venice

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    Sicher Efraim

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The Jew’s “fair daughter” in Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice converts and marries a Christian, Lorenzo. Recent attention, however, to changing ideas of race and identity in the early modern period has brought into question the divisions of Christian/Jew/Moor. Can Jessica convert and no longer be considered the Jew’s daughter? As “gentle” and “fair” is she to be considered gentile and in no way dark (spiritually or racially? Jessica’s conversion has apparently little religious meaning, but rather she is saved from the Jew her father by marriage to Lorenzo, who becomes Shylock’s heir. Is Jessica’s conversion to be considered a matter of convenience that might, as Launcelot quips, raise the price of hogs, or is it also to be counted as an ideological and racial conversion that reveals underlying anxieties about gender, sexuality, and religious identity? This essay attempts to argue against the grain of the performance history of The Merchant History, which often downplays the role of Jessica or revises the text of the play, and returns to the text in order to contextualize the conversion of Jessica in contemporary discourses of gender, race, and religion in England’s expansionist colonialism and proto-capitalist commerce. The conversion of Jessica can be seen in that context as an exchange of monetary and ethical value, in which women’s sexuality also had a price-tag. These questions have implications for the teaching of the play and for the understanding of its concerns with unstable sexual, religious, and national identities.

  16. Effects of Exercise Modality During Additional "High-Intensity Interval Training" on Aerobic Fitness and Strength in Powerlifting and Strongman Athletes.

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    Androulakis-Korakakis, Patroklos; Langdown, Louis; Lewis, Adam; Fisher, James P; Gentil, Paulo; Paoli, Antonio; Steele, James

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    Androulakis-Korakakis, P, Langdown, L, Lewis, A, Fisher, JP, Gentil, P, Paoli, A, and Steele, J. Effects of exercise modality during additional "high-intensity interval training" on aerobic fitness and strength in powerlifting and strongman athletes. J Strength Cond Res 32(2): 450-457, 2018-Powerlifters and strongman athletes have a necessity for optimal levels of muscular strength while maintaining sufficient aerobic capacity to perform and recover between events. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been popularized for its efficacy in improving both aerobic fitness and strength but never assessed within the aforementioned population group. This study looked to compare the effect of exercise modality, e.g., a traditional aerobic mode (AM) and strength mode (SM), during HIIT on aerobic fitness and strength. Sixteen well resistance-trained male participants, currently competing in powerlifting and strongman events, completed 8 weeks of approximately effort- and volume-matched HIIT in 2 groups: AM (cycling, n = 8) and SM (resistance training, n = 8). Aerobic fitness was measured as predicted V[Combining Dot Above]O2max using the YMCA 3 minutes step test and strength as predicted 1 repetition maximum from a 4-6RM test using a leg extension. Both groups showed significant improvements in both strength and aerobic fitness. There was a significant between-group difference for aerobic fitness improvements favoring the AM group (p ≤ 0.05). There was no between-group difference for change in strength. Magnitude of change using within-group effect size for aerobic fitness and strength was considered large for each group (aerobic fitness, AM = 2.6, SM = 2.0; strength, AM = 1.9, SM = 1.9). In conclusion, our results support enhanced strength and aerobic fitness irrespective of exercise modality (e.g., traditional aerobic and resistance training). However, powerlifters and strongman athletes wishing to enhance their aerobic fitness should consider HIIT using an

  17. Comparison of commercial fibrin sealants in facelift surgery: a prospective study

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    Full Text Available Giovanni Botti,1 Michele Pascali,2 Chiara Botti,1 Florian Bodog,3 Pietro Gentile,2 Valerio Cervelli2 1Villa Bella Clinic, Salò, 2Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy; 3University of Oradea, Oradea, Romania Background: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of two types of fibrin glue in patients undergoing facelift surgery. Methods: A prospective, controlled "right-left side" study was carried out in 20 patients. The two fibrin sealants used were Quixil® and Tissucol®. The two sealants were used at the same time, ie, one on one side of the face and the other on the contralateral side. Comparisons were made with regard to rates of hematoma and seroma, degree of induration, edema, ecchymosis, pain levels, and patient satisfaction. Results: The results were almost equivalent. The only exception was a significant (40 mL hematoma in a patient treated with Quixil. Bleeding was most likely due to a sudden rise in blood pressure during the immediate postoperative period. However, it must be emphasized that, while Tissucol actually seals the undermined area, thus virtually eliminating the dead space, Quixil acts differently, in that its effectiveness in preventing hematoma is linked mainly to its hemostatic effect. Conclusion: The two fibrin sealants used were nearly identical with regard to patient safety and quality of the result. Nevertheless, it is noted that, while Tissucol has both hemostatic and "gluing" effects, Quixil is mainly effective in securing hemostasis. Keywords: facelift surgery, rhytidectomy, fibrin sealants, hematoma

  18. Celebrity Patients, VIPs, and Potentates

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    Groves, James E.; Dunderdale, Barbara A.; Stern, Theodore A.

    2002-01-01

    Background: During the second half of the 20th century, the literature on the doctor-patient relationship mainly dealt with the management of “difficult” (personality-disordered) patients. Similar problems, however, surround other types of “special” patients. Method: An overview and analysis of the literature were conducted. As a result, such patients can be subcategorized by their main presentations; each requires a specific management strategy. Results: Three types of “special” patients stir up irrational feelings in their caregivers. Sick celebrities threaten to focus public scrutiny on the private world of medical caregivers. VIPs generate awe in caregivers, with loss of the objectivity essential to the practice of scientific medicine. Potentates unearth narcissism in the caregiver-patient relationship, which triggers a struggle between power and shame. Pride, privacy, and the staff's need to be in control are all threatened by introduction of the special patient into medicine's closed culture. Conclusion: The privacy that is owed to sick celebrities should be extended to protect overexposed staff. The awe and loss of medical objectivity that VIPs generate are counteracted by team leadership dedicated to avoiding any deviation from standard clinical procedure. Moreover, the collective ill will surrounding potentates can be neutralized by reassuring them that they are “special”—and by caregivers mending their own vulnerable self-esteem. PMID:15014712

  19. Aging parents’ caregiving and rehabilitating a brain-injured son: an autoethnography of a 10-year journey

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    Hassan, Syed Tajuddin Syed; Jamaludin, Husna

    2014-01-01

    This autoethnography withdraws from information accumulated through a 10-year period of daily-weekly-monthly descriptive observation-recording (triangulated- parents & house-helper) of caregiving and rehabilitating of our brain injured son (survivor/care-receiver). We present it as an interactive voice of verbal conversation, thoughts, insights, and interpretations. It is delivered as a series of articulation intra-pulsated with our interrogation of societal-cultural-religious perspectives, norms and biases, and aligns with the CAP (Creative Analytical Practices) method of Ellis. This autoethnography glows from the richness of information which encapsulates the challenges confronting us the aging parent caregivers, the gradual incremental mind mending achievement of our son, and the interactive verbalizations and thoughts, of the caregivers, care-receiver, and other persons. The overwhelming mental and physical pain and struggle of the survivor and the aging caregivers and their sense of celebratory-satisfaction with rehabilitation progress are highlighted. Interpretation and valuation of positive and negative responses of other persons provide a critical matrix to this autoethnography. We intend to inform other caregivers and relevant healthcare professionals through this autoethnography. PMID:25763170

  20. Aging parents' caregiving and rehabilitating a brain-injured son: an autoethnography of a 10-year journey.

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    Hassan, Syed Tajuddin Syed; Jamaludin, Husna

    2014-01-01

    This autoethnography withdraws from information accumulated through a 10-year period of daily-weekly-monthly descriptive observation-recording (triangulated- parents & house-helper) of caregiving and rehabilitating of our brain injured son (survivor/care-receiver). We present it as an interactive voice of verbal conversation, thoughts, insights, and interpretations. It is delivered as a series of articulation intra-pulsated with our interrogation of societal-cultural-religious perspectives, norms and biases, and aligns with the CAP (Creative Analytical Practices) method of Ellis. This autoethnography glows from the richness of information which encapsulates the challenges confronting us the aging parent caregivers, the gradual incremental mind mending achievement of our son, and the interactive verbalizations and thoughts, of the caregivers, care-receiver, and other persons. The overwhelming mental and physical pain and struggle of the survivor and the aging caregivers and their sense of celebratory-satisfaction with rehabilitation progress are highlighted. Interpretation and valuation of positive and negative responses of other persons provide a critical matrix to this autoethnography. We intend to inform other caregivers and relevant healthcare professionals through this autoethnography.

  1. A retórica entre o discurso e a cognição: a mesclagem conceptual como estratégia argumentativa

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    Diogo Oliveira Ramires Pinheiro

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho interdisciplinar – que conjuga a Análise do Discurso de linha francesa (AD e a Linguística Cognitiva (LC – analisa três textos argumentativos consideravelmente distintos a fim de identificar uma estratégia comum de persuasão. Primeiramente, apontamos a relevância do conceito de ficcionalização – desenvolvido por autores como Anne Reboul e Emilia Mendes-Lopes – para uma teoria da argumentação. Mostramos também que a relação entre ficcionalização e argumentação reside no fato de que a primeira explicita a organização do discurso em função do logos aristotélico. Em um segundo momento, defendemos, à luz da LC, que a relação entre ficcionalização e logos é motivada pelo processo cognitivo de mesclagem conceptual.

  2. ruptura das estruturas sociais do cotidiano

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    José Rogério Lopes

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    Full Text Available The article makes a synchronic and comparative analysis of the biographies and sermons of Antônio Vicente Mendes Maciel (the so-called “Conselheiro” and José Datrino (also known as “Gentileza”, an urban prophet who lived in Rio de Janeiro and was a contemporary of Conselheiro. It tries to identify the elements that are disruptive of the daily structure in the biography of these two “prophets” and led to the configuration of their messianic worldviews. On the basis of this analysis, it discusses the passage from the collective assumptions to individualistic ideology, not only in the modern religious discourse but in its social repercussions as well, describing these two “prophets” as examples of the transformations that were underway. It also emphasizes the importance of the biographical study of religious leaders for the discussion of the concept of messianism, which is crucial for the issue of the urban context of religiosity in the present.

  3. LP DAAC and MEaSUREs - Optimizing Collection Inception

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    Bennett, S.

    2013-12-01

    The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is a selected NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Data and Information System (EOSDIS) DAAC supporting the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program to contribute in providing long-term, consistent, and mature data products. The LP DAAC has identified three essential components for the MEaSUREs collection inception. The first component includes a framework of LP DAAC's data lifecycle including overall inception of products, curation of products, and long-term archiving of products. The second component fuses data producer and data provider operations, interleaving key personnel into key processes throughout the project. The third component integrates and evolves stakeholder elements into a standard methodology, alongside affording an overall homogeneous data delivery system for MEaSUREs collections. As an active participant on the Metadata Evolution for NASA Data Systems (MENDS) Tiger Team, the LP DAAC is working to categorize all data model elements into the ISO 19115 international metadata standard. This poster depicts how each of these three components optimizes the LP DAAC MEaSUREs collection inception process.

  4. Pesticides in surface water measured at select sites in the Sacramento River basin, California, 1996-1998

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    Domagalski, Joseph L.

    2000-01-01

    Pesticides were measured in one urban stream, one agricultural stream, one site on the Sacramento River, and one large flood control channel over a period of 18 months during 1996-1998. All sites were located within the Sacramento River Basin of California. Measurements were made on 83 pesticides or pesticide transformation products by either gas chromatography/mass spectrometry or by high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet light spectrometry. Some pesticides were detected frequently at the agricultural stream and downstream in the Sacramento River and at the flood control channel of the Sacramento River. These were pesticides related to rice farming (molinate, carbofuran, thiobencarb, and bentazon); herbicides used both agriculturally or for roadside maintenance (diuron, simazine, and metolachlor); or insecticides used on orchards and row corps (diazinon and chlorpyrifos). No pesticide concen-trations above enforceable water quality criteria were measured at either the agricultural site or the Sacramento River sites. In contrast to the agricul-tural site, insecticides used for household, lawn, or garden maintenance were the most frequently detected pesticides at the urban site. Diazinon, an organophosphate insecticide, exceeded recom-mended criteria for the protection of aquatic life, and the diazinon levels were frequently above known toxic levels for certain zooplankton species at the urban site. Because of the low discharge of the urban stream, pesticide concentrations were greatly diluted upon mixing with Sacramento River water.

  5. Morteros de reparación cuyo componente básico es el cemento portland

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    Díaz Ruiz, Francisco

    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available This work try to facilitate information about techniques or sistems for the mending of concretes with materials whose basic component is "Portland" cement. So, this information refers to insert pastes through insertion or camber, gunita, microconcrete insert through camber and inyects concretes. Are provides, about these techniques, a sequence of coments, facts and designations of control norms. Is also comented the problem of the deformations very pronounced in this kind of jobs, and the solutions to use generally.

    En el presente trabajo se trata de facilitar información sobre las técnicas o sistemas de ejecución de reparación de hormigones con materiales cuyo componente básico es el cemento portland. Esa información se refiere por tanto a lechadas colocadas por vertido o bombeo, gunita, microhormigón colocado por bombeo y hormigones inyectados. Se proporcionan sobre esas técnicas una serie de comentarios, datos y denominación de normas de control. También se trata el problema de las deformaciones de acusada importancia en este tipo de trabajos y de alguna de las soluciones que suelen utilizarse.

  6. Discerning a theological agenda for spatial justice in South Africa: An imperative for sustained reconciliation

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    Stephan de Beer

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    Full Text Available A spatial turn has occurred in various disciplines over the past decades. This article holds that it has not occurred in a similar decisive manner in theological discourse and not in South Africa in particular. After considering the necessity of a spatial turn and spatial consciousness, the article examines the concept of spatial justice against the backdrop of how injustice was and is spatially expressed in South African cities. Considering the way in which South African cities have evolved since the Native Land Act of 1913 – the segregated and apartheid city and the (postapartheid city – the article then argues that deep and sustained reconciliation will be impossible should current spatial patterns of segregation, exclusion and injustice continue. It advocates theological and ecclesial participation in a national agenda for spatial transformation, to be fleshed out in relation to four interconnected challenges: land, landlessness, housing and home; the ‘creative destruction’ of neighbourhoods, gentrification and the displacement of the poor; participation in city-making (from below and transformative spatial interventions; and close collaboration with social movements working for spatial justice. It concludes by asserting that such a trans- and/or postdisciplinary agenda for spatial justice would participate with the Spirit to mend the oikos of God.

  7. O estágio supervisionado do curso de pedagogia EAD/UFPI: apresentação da perspectiva legal e de funcionamento

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    Lívia Fernanda Nery da Silva

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    Full Text Available This research analyzes the supervisioned internship in Distance Education Pedagogy students at UFPI. To back it up, search the theoretical contribution of authors like Litwin (2001 and Pimenta (2004. As methodological resource, we used documental analysis, taking as source the Pedagogical Political Project of the course, Decree 5.622/05 and 6.303/07, which regulates Article 80 of the LDB, as well as the reports posted on the digital classroom by the students of Education from Simplicio Mendes City, in the years 2012 and 2013. After the analysis of the legislation, one notices that the supervised training distance education raises questions, namely: How effective is the supervised internship distance education? What are the internships scheduled for the pedagogy course DE/UFPI? Based on the initial findings, it was perceives that the effectiveness of the insternship occurred with the teaching practice, which is strengthened with the aid of technological resources. However, the mere transposition of the rules of the classroom stage, disregarding the specifics of distance education, can be detrimental to teacher formation process in the distance mode, so it is understood that the supervised internship training on distance education requires the creation of standards that address the specificities of the distance education model.

  8. Skeptic Spirituality or the Accidental Buddhism of Machado de Assis's O Segredo do Bonzo

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    Dilip Loundo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present article is to support the idea that Machado de Assis’ work conforms well to what may be called a non-religious spirituality. For that, the article’s main focus is the analysis of the short story “O Segredo do Bonzo: Capítulo Inédito de Fernão Mendes Pinto”, published in 1882’s collection titled Papéis Avulsos, where the main principles of that spirituality, which is spread all over his work,  are given in a nutshell. In a first moment, we analise the intertextuality between Machado’s short story “O Segredo do Bonzo” and Portuguese Renaissance writer’s travelogue Peregrinação and the Machado’s nineteen century critique of the west’s main universalizing proposals: Christianity, scientificity and Enlightenment. In a second moment, we analise the philosophical implications of the primacy given to ‘opinion’ as an existential foundation and as a constitutive element of reality, in a context of close proximity with the soteriological traditions of ancient Greek skepticism, on the one hand, and Buddhism, on the other. A critic of religion, specially of Christian religion, Machado’s  ‘accidental’ association with Buddhism is symptomatic of a very peculiar form of non-religious spirituality.

  9. Evaluation of Five Local Formulated Insecticides against German Cockroach (Blattella germanica L. in Southern Iran

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    M Shahi

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: The German cockroach, Blattella germanica L., is a serious household and public health pest worldwide. Con­trol of this species has been very difficult to achieve. Toxicity of cypermethrin EC10%, deltamethrin EC5%, diazi­non EC0.5%, lambda-cyhalothrin EC5% and Negon® (permethrin+propoxur oil liquid1% commercial for­mula­tions were investigated against adult males of German cockroaches collected from four hospitals of Bandar Abbas City, southern Iran, during 2006. These insecticides have been used for cockroach con­trol in this city.Methods: The tests were carried out only on males by the glass jar contact method recommended by the WHO.Results: Maximum mortality rates of 20, 35, 90, and 100% were obtained after one hour contact to label-recom­mended doses of cypermethrin, deltamethrin, lambad-cyhalothrin, diazinon and permethrin+propoxur insecti­cides, respectively. KT50 results were different from 5.68 min for permethrin+propoxur mixture to 240.37 min for cyper­methrin. German cockroach showed < 80 per cent mortality using three pyrethroid insecticides.Conclusion: It seems that the label-recommended concentrations of these insecticides were wrong and lower than WHO advised for cockroach control. For monitoring of resistance it is recommended to do more tests using the pure ac­tive ingredient of these insecticides.

  10. Evaluation of Five Local Formulated Insecticides against German Cockroach (Blattella germanica L. in Southern Iran

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    M Shahi

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: The German cockroach, Blattella germanica L., is a serious household and public health pest worldwide. Con­trol of this species has been very difficult to achieve. Toxicity of cypermethrin EC10%, deltamethrin EC5%, diazi­non EC0.5%, lambda-cyhalothrin EC5% and Negon® (permethrin+propoxur oil liquid1% commercial for­mula­tions were investigated against adult males of German cockroaches collected from four hospitals of Bandar Abbas City, southern Iran, during 2006. These insecticides have been used for cockroach con­trol in this city. Methods: The tests were carried out only on males by the glass jar contact method recommended by the WHO. Results: Maximum mortality rates of 20, 35, 90, and 100% were obtained after one hour contact to label-recom­mended doses of cypermethrin, deltamethrin, lambad-cyhalothrin, diazinon and permethrin+propoxur insecti­cides, respectively. KT50 results were different from 5.68 min for permethrin+propoxur mixture to 240.37 min for cyper­methrin. German cockroach showed < 80 per cent mortality using three pyrethroid insecticides. Conclusion: It seems that the label-recommended concentrations of these insecticides were wrong and lower than WHO advised for cockroach control. For monitoring of resistance it is recommended to do more tests using the pure ac­tive ingredient of these insecticides.

  11. [Genome Rearrangements in Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 with the Involvement of the Plasmid pRhico and the Prophage phiAb-Cd].

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    Katsy, E I; Petrova, L P

    2015-12-01

    Alphaproteobacteria of the species Azospirillum brasilense have a multicomponent genome that undergoes frequent spontaneous rearrangements, yielding changes in the plasmid profiles of strains. Specifically, variants (Cd, Sp7.K2, Sp7.1, Sp7.4, Sp7.8, etc.) of the type strainA. brasilense Sp7 that had lost a 115-MDa plasmid were previously selected. In many of them, the molecular weight of a 90-MDa plasmid (p90 or pRhico), which is a kind of "depot" for glycopolymer biosynthesis genes, increased. In this study, a collection of primers was designed to the plasmid pRhico and to the DNA of prophage phiAb-Cd integrated in it. The use ofthese primers in polymerase chain reactions allowed the detection of the probable excision of phiAb-Cd phage from the DNA of A. brasilense variants Sp7.4 and Sp7.8 and other alterations of the pRhico structure in A. brasilense strains Cd, Sp7.K2, and Sp7.8. The developed primers and PCR conditions may be recoin mended for primary analysis of spontaneous plasmid rearrangements in A. brasilense Sp7 and related strains.

  12. A Black Theological Response to Race-Based Medicine: Reconciliation in Minority Communities.

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    Johnson, Kirk A

    2017-06-01

    The harm race-based medicine inflicts on minority bodies through race-based experimentation and the false solutions a race-based drug ensues within minority communities provokes concern. Such areas analyze the minority patient in a physical proxy. Though the mind and body are important entities, we cannot forget about the spirit. Healing is not just a physical practice; it includes spiritual practice. Efficient medicine includes the holistic elements of the mind, body, and spirit. Therefore, the spiritual discipline of black theology can be used as a tool to mend the harms of race-based medicine. It can be an avenue of research to further particular concerns for justice in medical care . Such theology contributes to the discussion of race-based medicine indicating the need for the voice, participation, and interdependence of minorities. Black theology can be used as a tool of healing and empowerment for health equity and awareness by exploring black theology's response to race-based medicine, analyzing race in biblical literature, using biblical literature as a tool for minority patient empowerment, building on past and current black church health advocacy with personal leadership in health advocacy.

  13. A high-throughput and quantitative method to assess the mutagenic potential of translesion DNA synthesis

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    Taggart, David J.; Camerlengo, Terry L.; Harrison, Jason K.; Sherrer, Shanen M.; Kshetry, Ajay K.; Taylor, John-Stephen; Huang, Kun; Suo, Zucai

    2013-01-01

    Cellular genomes are constantly damaged by endogenous and exogenous agents that covalently and structurally modify DNA to produce DNA lesions. Although most lesions are mended by various DNA repair pathways in vivo, a significant number of damage sites persist during genomic replication. Our understanding of the mutagenic outcomes derived from these unrepaired DNA lesions has been hindered by the low throughput of existing sequencing methods. Therefore, we have developed a cost-effective high-throughput short oligonucleotide sequencing assay that uses next-generation DNA sequencing technology for the assessment of the mutagenic profiles of translesion DNA synthesis catalyzed by any error-prone DNA polymerase. The vast amount of sequencing data produced were aligned and quantified by using our novel software. As an example, the high-throughput short oligonucleotide sequencing assay was used to analyze the types and frequencies of mutations upstream, downstream and at a site-specifically placed cis–syn thymidine–thymidine dimer generated individually by three lesion-bypass human Y-family DNA polymerases. PMID:23470999

  14. Poesia e Morte: João Cabral de Melo Neto

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    Maiara Knihs

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A obsessão formal aliada à obsessão de certas imagens, ou, como prefere o próprio poeta, de algumas ideias fixas, são uma marca da obra cabralina. Marca da obsessão na e pela escritura. Incluindo, ainda que de maneira menos acentuada, os primeiros livros em que experimenta, muito via digestão da poesia de Murilo Mendes e de Carlos Drummond de Andrade, certo surrealismo – como é o caso do livro Pedra do sono e do poema dramático Os três mal amados – passando pelo auge do seu construtivismo – no caso de O engenheiro e de Psicologia da composição – a poesia do poeta pernambucano trabalha essa obsessão colocando em jogo pelo menos dois grandes fantasmas: o nordeste brasileiro e o sul espanhol. Essas imagens se desdobram em outras imagens – a pedra, a seca, a plantação de cana, os cemitérios do nordeste e, ao mesmo tempo, correspondem à dança flamenca, ao canto à palo-seco, à tauromaquia sevilhanas.

  15. Concerned parents, belligerent adolescent: Providing support to distressed parents

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    Siddharth Sarkar

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Societal changes have brought about transformation in the family dynamics in India. The youth of today is exposed to a wide variety of influences, and their tendency toward experimentation makes them vulnerable to get into unpleasant situations. Adding to that, issues related to use and abuse of substances sometimes bring them into contact with mental health professionals. Parents come with high expectations that the treatment provider would provide “treatment” that would miraculously mend the ways of the belligerent adolescent. The treatment provider may find himself or herself sandwiched between a poorly motivated, somewhat deviant adolescent and concerned parents who press for a lasting solution. The progression of therapeutic encounters presents certain challenges to the mental health professional. In this case discussion, I would like to present few issues and challenges and put forth some reflections about an adolescent with substance use and behavioral problems brought by family members. Over time, the stance of the therapist changed from attempting to “reform” the adolescent to providing support to the distressed parents. At the same time, the potential ways of dealing with such a situation are explored further.

  16. Study of Materials and Techniques for the Conservation of Two Miniature Paintings

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    Moustafa Attia Mohie

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available This research includes a study on the conservation of two miniature paintings produced by unknown artists and probably dated to the second half of the 18th century. These paintings are registered at the Museum of Helwan University, Faculty of Applied Arts, Giza, Egypt, No. (A of 100/6.This research also includes a historical and artistic study of the paintings. To study the materials and techniques used in their execution, several methods were used. XRD, XRD-EDAX was used for the examination and analysis of inorganic materials; in the case of organic materials, FTIR, UV was used to identify the pigment materials, glue, varnish, isolation layer or condition of the paper support. The oil medium in the paint layer was identified by the GLC method. Cross sections of both paintings were examined to find out about the technical knowledge used in constructing the painting / pictorial layers.Finally, this research involves a study of how to separate two oil paintings executed on one paper support, and the most important procedures needed to carry out this step, as well as those necessary for reconstructing the painting layers. In addition, a new method is described to treat cracks.Another new method was used to protect the paper support of these paintings from high relative humidity. This research also proposes a new tear mending method for paper objects instead of the traditional methods used in international paper and manuscript conservation laboratories.

  17. Dog and owner characteristics affecting the dog-owner relationship

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    Meyer, Iben Helene Coakley; Forkman, Björn

    2014-01-01

    The nature of the relationship between companion dogs and their owners has important impact on the effect of life for both dog and owner. Identifying factors that affect the dogeowner relationship will assist the understanding of how the successful relationship is achieved and how the less succes...... in the family and using the dog only for company were negatively associated with the owners’ perception of the relationship with their dogs. The only dog characteristics to predict the dogeowner relationship were fearfulness and fear-related behavior problems....... successful relationship is mended, with potential benefits for the welfare of both species. In the present study, we investigated the effect of several dog and owner characteristics, including the personality of the dog, on the dogeowner relationship as measured by the Monash Dog Owner Relationship Scale...... linear regressions: 1 for each of the 3 subscales of the MDORS. Overall, the variables investigated only predicted a small proportion of the variance in MDORS scores, and owner characteristics appeared to influence the dogeowner relationship more than dog personality traits did. We found that children...

  18. Calidad de las plantaciones de teca en la Peninsula de Nicoya, Rosta Rica

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    Odir Rojas

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evalu6 25 proyectos de reforestaci6n de Tectona grandis (6 afios de edad promedio en IDs cantones de Nicoya y Hojancha, Peninsula de Ni- coya, Guanacaste. Las plantaciones registraron un area real plantada promedio de 62.3% y de esta, un 80% estaba cubierta con arboles. Entre IDs principales defectos observados esm la presencia de ramas en reiteraci6n (26%, fustes inclinados (27% y fustes con torceduras leves (30%. Las bi- furcaciones no representan un problema importan- te (1.4% ni los problemas fitosanitarios severos (6.7%. EI promedio de las plantaciones registr6 843 trozas comerciales/ha y 254 arboles/ha de ca- lidad 1 y 2. Sin embargo, un 52% de IDs proyectos evaluados no registraron, al menDs, 250 indivi- duos/ha de calidad I y 2. Un 16% de IDs proyec- tos registraron mas de 1200 trozas comerciales/ha de calidad I y 2. EI incremento media anual del volumen comercial (dap con corteza >10 cm de arboles de calidad I y 2 rue de 6.76 m3/ha/afio y un 16% de los proyectos super610s 12 m3/ha/afio. EI indice de calidad general (ICG de plantaciones de teca sin raleos, en la Peninsula de Nicoya rue de 3.04. Se concluye que las plantaciones de teca en esta regi6n del pais presentan una calidad pro- media aceptable (un 48% de los proyectos registr6

  19. Hybrid environmental robot: a tool for monitoring gas on flooded area; Robo ambiental hibrido: utilizacao como ferramenta para monitoramento de gases em areas alagadas

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    Goes, Emerson de; Cerqueira, Romulo Curty; Reis, Ney Robinson S. [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    The impoundment of rivers for power generation leads to flooding of vast areas of land vegetation. Most submerged plants, die and enter into decomposition, releasing CO2 (carbon dioxide), CH4 (methane gas) into the air for many years. Scientists from around the world seek to clarify the processes to which these gases are submitted and their contributions to the process of global warming. Estimates suggest that the re-use of methane that passes through the turbines of these power plants could increase their energy potential by 75% and reduce their emissions of these gases by 65%, reducing their impact on global warming and resulting in carbon credits. To check the feasibility of using new processes and technologies to generate energy that recycles this biogas, operations for monitoring these biogases become routine tasks. The frequency is such that the exposure of humans to the risks of gas combustion, inherent to scenarios where these operations take place, becomes unacceptable. This motivates the use of robots in this activity. This paper presents the multi-mission platform Hybrid Environmental Robot, named 'Chico Mendes', as a tool for tracking gas emission and specially designed for flooded forest areas.

  20. Evaluadores del Número

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    Full Text Available Evaluadores extranjerosMartha Lilia de Alba González, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Iztapalapa, MéxicoAdriana Piscitelli, Universidad Estadual de Campinas, BrasilAna Paula Mendes de Miranda, Universidad Federal Fluminense, BrasilAngela Nunes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PortugalAna Maria R. Gomes, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BrasilJuan Luis Sariego Rodríguez, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, MéxicoEvaluadores nacionalesJosé Garriga Zucal, Universidad Nacional de San MartínCarlos Figari, Universidad de Buenos AiresMaría Cristina Cravino, Universidad Nacional de General SarmientoStella Maris García, Universidad Nacional de la PlataAna Wortman, Universidad de Buenos AiresAndrea Mastrángelo, Universidad Nacional de Misiones Ilustración de Tapa Prometeo,1985, acrílico sobre tela,120x160cm.Ernesto Deira, Artista Plástico