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  1. Harold E. Varmus, MD.

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    Varmus, H E

    1995-06-01

    On November 19, 1993, the Senate approved the nomination of Harold E. Varmus, MD, as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Varmus, who received the 1989 Nobel Prize in Medicine, brought unquestioned credentials as a scientist to the NIH. Despite his limited background as an administrator, Varmus has received high marks from most observers for improving the morale of NIH staffers and implementing streamlined procedures in the grant review process. His tenure has not been free of controversy, however. Many clinical researchers have long felt there is a bias in NIH study sections against patient-oriented research. A recent study sponsored by the Division of Research Grants confirmed the lower success rate of patient-oriented research proposals, but the outcome of these findings remains unclear. Faced with mounting political pressure for a balanced budget, and the resultant reduction of funding to many branches of government, Varmus has been a strong voice for non-targeted investigator initiated research. Interviewed in his office in Building One on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, Varmus discussed the state of patient oriented research, the evolving role of the NIH in supporting science, and just where the money to pay for it should be found.

  2. 78 FR 43856 - Harold Hanson; Order Relating to Harold Hanson

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    2013-07-22

    ... DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Harold Hanson; Order Relating to Harold... Order Relating to Harold Hanson The Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (``BIS... litigation or other civil proceedings in which the U.S. Department of Commerce is not a party. Fifth, that...

  3. On Ataenius monstrosus, Harold

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    Harold, von E.

    1880-01-01

    Synonym: Aulonocnemis monstrosa, Harold. Annali del Museo civico di Storia naturale di Genova. vol. X (1877) p. 92. I was insufficiently acquainted with the genus Aulonocnemis when I referred to it the above mentioned species. In the following ”Note“ I will mention the characteristics by which this

  4. Harold Guetzkow's Legacy

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    Druckman, James N.

    2011-01-01

    Harold Guetzkow displayed great determination and a remarkable ability to push boundaries. In this article, I describe how these features have had an impact across generations, both in the social sciences and at Northwestern University. In so doing, I touch on the development of experiments in political science and the rise of political psychology.

  5. On Harold's "Translucent Reality": A Philosophical and Religious Interpretation of "Harold and the Purple Crayon"

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    Keskin, Burhanettin

    2017-01-01

    In this paper, one of the most popular children's picture books, Harold and the Purple Crayon, is examined in terms of philosophical and religious viewpoints. Harold, a young inquisitive boy, seemingly travels in his world in which he finds himself dealing with various situations. Harold's adventure with his purple crayon reminds us the…

  6. Harold Pinter in Slovene Translation

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    Darja Hribar

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the translation of Harold Pinter’s most notable stylistic peculiarities into Slovene, illustrating its main points with examples taken from his play The Homecoming. The findings demonstrate above all a marked degree of non-observance of the special verbal pattern (special cohesion of the originals, a failure to convey Pinter’s special configuration of meaning (special coherence, and a disregard for internal unifying coincidences. It argues that the Slovene translations of Pinter rely mostly on traditional theories of meaning and of language norms, thus preventing the reproduction of those emotional and psychological actions of Pinter’s characters which are usually not expressed by means of the rhetorical, informative elements of his dialogue, but by its form and sonority, i. e. the length, strength, and level of articulation of verbal expression. This blurs Pinter’s famous logic of emotion, narrows the proverbial openness and conceptual uncertainty of his plays, and limits their potential vitality in translation. Taking into account current drama and theatre translation practices in Slovenia, i.e. the rarity of published drama translation and the dependence on a translated performance text for subsequent theatrical productions, the article argues that in such cases the drama translation should be retrospective, i.e. aiming at a maximum reconstruction of all relevant linguistic, stylistic, and textual properties of the original, leaving expressly subjective interventions in the text to the theatre practitioners.

  7. Louis Harold Gray (1905-1965)

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    Tomljenovic, I.

    2003-01-01

    15th CGPM (Conference General de Poids et Mesures) conference of 1975 accepted gray (Gy) as the unit of absorbed dose in honour of British physicist and radiation biologist Louis Harold Gray. This unit is a part of the SI system for units and measures. The idea of the article is to give a closer look into the life and work of this great scientist. (author)

  8. Interview with Harold McGee

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    Mac Con Iomaire, Máirtín

    2016-01-01

    Harold McGee was born on the East coast of America but grew up in Chicago. He writes about the chemistry of food and cooking. He took up this odd vocation after studies at the California Institute of Technology and at Yale University, where he wrote a doctoral thesis with the prophetic title "Keats and the Progress of Taste." After several years as a literature and writing instructor at Yale, he decided to practice what he'd been teaching, and write a book about the science of everyday life. ...

  9. Harold J. Berman (1918 ‐ 2007

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    Thomas Vesting

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Im 20. Jahrhundert ist eine spezifisch normative Integration der westlichen Zivilisation zusammengebrochen, womit auch die darauf zugeschnittenen Paradigmen ihre Substanz verloren haben. Aus den Symbolen einer großen abendländischen (Rechts-Gemeinschaft wurden flache und abstrakte Nationalismen, aus der Vision einer gerechten Gemeinschaft das Recht von staatsfixierten Sozialingenieuren diesseits und jenseits des Eisernen Vorhangs. Zweckmäßigkeit und Praktikabilität, das Herunterbringen des Rechts auf einen Apparat technischer Kunstgriffe, traten an die Stelle grundsätzlicher Rechtsüberzeugungen. A world ends when its metaphor has died. Das sind, leicht zugespitzt, die Kernthesen des Buches, mit dem Harold J. Berman berühmt geworden ist: Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition. In the 20th century, a specifically normative integration of Western civilization collapsed – and in the 20th century all paradigms corresponding to this system lost their meaning. The symbols of a great Western (legal- society regressed into nothing more than shallow and abstract nationalisms; visions of a just community were transformed into the law of nation-focused social engineers on both sides of the iron curtain. Expedience, practicability, and the reduction of law to an apparatus of technical tricks, replaced fundamental legal convictions. A world ends when its metaphor has died. These are the core theories in Harold J. Berman’s book Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition, which made him famous.

  10. Harold J. Berman (1918 ‐ 2007

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    Thomas Vesting

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available In the 20th century, a specifically normative integration of Western civilization collapsed – and in the 20th century all paradigms corresponding to this system lost their meaning. The symbols of a great Western (legal- society regressed into nothing more than shallow and abstract nationalisms; visions of a just community were transformed into the law of nation-focused social engineers on both sides of the iron curtain. Expedience, practicability, and the reduction of law to an apparatus of technical tricks, replaced fundamental legal convictions. A world ends when its metaphor has died. These are the core theories in Harold J. Berman’s book Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition, which made him famous.Im 20. Jahrhundert ist eine spezifisch normative Integration der westlichen Zivilisation zusammengebrochen, womit auch die darauf zugeschnittenen Paradigmen ihre Substanz verloren haben. Aus den Symbolen einer großen abendländischen (Rechts-Gemeinschaft wurden flache und abstrakte Nationalismen, aus der Vision einer gerechten Gemeinschaft das Recht von staatsfixierten Sozialingenieuren diesseits und jenseits des Eisernen Vorhangs. Zweckmäßigkeit und Praktikabilität, das Herunterbringen des Rechts auf einen Apparat technischer Kunstgriffe, traten an die Stelle grundsätzlicher Rechtsüberzeugungen. A world ends when its metaphor has died. Das sind, leicht zugespitzt, die Kernthesen des Buches, mit dem Harold J. Berman berühmt geworden ist: Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition.

  11. The collected economics articles of Harold Hotelling

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    1990-01-01

    In 1985 I first began my research on the life and work of Harold Hotel­ ling. That year, Harold Hotelling's widow had donated the collection of his private p:;tpers, correspondence and manuscripts to the Butler Library, Columbia University. This is a most appropriate place for them to reside, in that Hotelling's most productive period as an active researcher in eco­ nomics and statistics coincides with the years when he was Professor of Mathematical Economics at Columbia (1931-1946). The Hotelling Collection comprises some 13,000 separate items and contains numerous unpublished letters and manuscripts of great importance to historians of economics and statistics. In the course of the following year I was able, with the generous financial assistance of the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy and the University of Durham, to spend six weeks over the Easter period working on the collection. I returned to New York in September 1986 while on sabbatical leave from th...

  12. Harold and Kumar Go to the Ivy League

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    Oppenheimer, Mark

    2008-01-01

    For having achieved a mild cult status after doing the movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," lead actors John Cho and Kal Penn deserve their fame, their million-dollar paychecks, and their groupies. Do they deserve Ivy League teaching jobs? This spring Penn (whose real name is Kalpen Modi) taught a large lecture class, "Images of Asian…

  13. Harold Clayton Urey: 29 April 1893 - 5 January 1981

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    Cohen, K.P.; Runcorn, S.K.; Suess, H.E.; Thode, H.G.

    1983-01-01

    The career of Harold Clayton Urey is described in detail in three parts: (i) prewar career 1893-1940 and the award of the Nobel prize in chemistry, (ii) war years 1939-44 and the atomic bomb, (iii) post-war career 1945-81 and the solar system. His research work in atomic physics, lunar physics and astronomy is outlined. (U.K.)

  14. [Sir Harold Ridley--the creator of modern cataract surgery].

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    Obuchowska, Iwona; Mariak, Zofia

    2005-01-01

    In February 2000, the worldwide ophthalmology community celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of the twentieth century's most important innovations in eye care--the implantation of the first intraocular lens after cataract extraction by Sir Harold Ridley. It was the initiation of a golden age for the development of ophthalmology, especially cataract surgery. In our paper we would like to remember this outstanding English ophthalmologist and his great invention.

  15. Working with Harold Guetzkow: Reflections from a Last Link in the Chain

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    Kille, Kent J.

    2011-01-01

    In 2001, Harold Guetzkow reached out to Kent Kille, a scholar beginning his academic career, and subsequently helped inspire and support a project that culminated in the publication of the edited volume "The UN Secretary-General and Moral Authority: Ethics and Religion in International Leadership." This article recounts the project, which would…

  16. What Would He Say? Harold O. Rugg and Contemporary Issues in Social Studies Education

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    Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Goodman, Jesse

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to consider the continued saliency of the ideas of Harold O. Rugg, particularly for social studies education. Given the conservative political times in which we work, and the current educational emphases on academic standards, high-stakes standardized testing, and mastery of specified knowledge, and the impact of these…

  17. Comedy in the seventies: A study of certain plays by Harold Pinter

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    A. L. Combrink

    1980-05-01

    Full Text Available Harold Pinter emerges from a survey of critical responses to his work as being at once the most praised and the most reviled of contemporary British playwrights. The present study is an attempt to shed some light on some of the problems confronting the reader of his works through approaching his plays as exemplars of the contemporary comic vision.

  18. 75 FR 22635 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Meeting

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    2010-04-29

    ... President, The White House; Dr. Harold E. Varmus, President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, President and Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Meeting Accomodations...

  19. Absurdity:Analysis of Features of the Style of Harold Pinter's Plays

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    南华; 王佳佳

    2016-01-01

    Absurdity is the most distinctive feature of the early works of Harold Pinter. The nature of absurdity is the purposeless-ness of life without the balance and harmony between men and environment. This paper analyzes the distinctive style of Pinter to mainly analyze the application and reflection of the absurd style of Pinter in his plays, and highlight its expressing forms through the analysis on the plot, characters and languages.

  20. Clinicians' autonomy till the bitter end--can we learn from the extraordinary case of Harold Shipman?

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    Weel, C. van

    2004-01-01

    Harold Shipman has attained the dubious reputation of being the greatest mass murderer of modern times. A specific feature of his murders was that these were committed during regular general practice care, over a period of 20 years. There are no grounds to assume that Shipman's case is unique in

  1. Modern history of surgical management of lung abscess: from Harold Neuhof to current concepts.

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    Schweigert, Michael; Dubecz, Attila; Stadlhuber, Rudolf J; Stein, Hubert J

    2011-12-01

    Harold Neuhof was one of the pioneers of thoracic surgery in the early decades of the last century. Inspired by his preceptor Howard Lilienthal he proposed an entirely new concept for surgery on acute lung abscess. The aim of his one-stage procedure was adequate drainage of the abscess cavity. His approach proved to be the first major breakthrough in the treatment of acute lung abscess. Therapy of pulmonary abscess was again radically changed by the advent of antibiotics in the late 1940s. However, the basic principles of Neuhof's concept still influence modern-day management of putrid lung abscess. Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter in German: What’s Missing in Translation?

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    Renée von Paschen

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Several of Harold Pinter’s works have been adapted as screenplays and filmed. This paper investigates director Robert Altman’s TV movie The Dumb Waiter in comparison with the German dubbed version, Der stumme Diener, as well as the reception of Pinter’s play in German. The translation of Pinter’s dialogue into German involves stylistic aspects, such as Pinter’s dry, concise style, as well as the subliminal wit, sarcasm and irony. Humour is particularly difficult to translate, often involving compensation or transfer from one (cultural context to another. As one of the “comedies of menace”, The Dumb Waiter employs black humour and ironic wit to create threat and dramatic tension. The unknown threat is counterbalanced by “black comic relief”. The lack of a classical German tradition of black comedy problematizes the translation of Pinter’s dialogue, while the limits of audiovisual translation add additional hurdles.

  3. New species, redescription and taxonomic notes in the Dichotomius (Luederwaldtinia) batesi (Harold) species-group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae).

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    Vaz-de-Mello, Fernando Z; Nunes, Rafael V

    2016-07-20

    This paper deals with taxonomic issues of the Dichotomius (Luederwaldtinia) batesi (Harold) species-group. We describe Dichotomius benesi n. sp. from Panama, and redescribe and designate a lectotype for Dichotomius ocellatopunctatus (Felsche) from Venezuela, both hemi-brachypterous species. We also do brief comments on the taxonomy of this species-group. Dichotomius joelus, previously assigned to this group, is here considered to be a new synonym of D. opacipennis and then to belong to Dichotomius geminatus species-group.

  4. Contribution of Harold M. Swartz to In Vivo EPR and EPR Dosimetry.

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    Gallez, Bernard

    2016-12-01

    In 2015, we are celebrating half a century of research in the application of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) as a biodosimetry tool to evaluate the dose received by irradiated people. During the EPR Biodose 2015 meeting, a special session was organized to acknowledge the pioneering contribution of Harold M. (Hal) Swartz in the field. The article summarizes his main contribution in physiology and medicine. Four emerging themes have been pursued continuously along his career since its beginning: (1) radiation biology; (2) oxygen and oxidation; (3) measuring physiology in vivo; and (4) application of these measurements in clinical medicine. The common feature among all these different subjects has been the use of magnetic resonance techniques, especially EPR. In this article, you will find an impressionist portrait of Hal Swartz with the description of the 'making of' this pioneer, a time-line perspective on his career with the creation of three National Institutes of Health-funded EPR centers, a topic-oriented perspective on his career with a description of his major contributions to Science, his role as a mentor and his influence on his academic children, his active role as founder of scientific societies and organizer of scientific meetings, and the well-deserved international recognition received so far. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  5. On the Threshold: Time and the Speaking Subject in Harold Pinter’s Silence

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    Beatrice Nori

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The article investigates Harold Pinter’s play Silence from a linguistic and phenomenological point of view. Silence is probably one of the least studied – though one of the most difficult and compelling – of Pinter’s plays. The author iden­tifies the broken syntax and the combi­nation of utterances and silences as indicators of time and space shifts. She claims that the patchwork which appears from the structure of the play depicts the loss of logic, and that the abandonmen­t of chronological time in linguistic terms conveys the subjecti­ve, circular, and illogical elemen­t of the human experience of time. Characters’ bodies and utterances materialize both their own past recollections and their presen­t experiences. The presen­t work may be useful to theatre scholars as an example of drama as a portrayal of philosophical and linguistic theories about time and discourse.

  6. Contribution of Harold M. Swartz to In Vivo EPR and EPR Dosimetry

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    Gallez, Bernard

    2016-01-01

    In 2015, we are celebrating half a century of research in the application of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) as a biodosimetry tool to evaluate the dose received by irradiated people. During the EPR Biodose 2015 meeting, a special session was organized to acknowledge the pioneering contribution of Harold M. (Hal) Swartz in the field. The article summarizes his main contribution in physiology and medicine. Four emerging themes have been pursued continuously along his career since its beginning: (1) radiation biology; (2) oxygen and oxidation; (3) measuring physiology in vivo; and (4) application of these measurements in clinical medicine. The common feature among all these different subjects has been the use of magnetic resonance techniques, especially EPR. In this article, you will find an impressionist portrait of Hal Swartz with the description of the 'making of' this pioneer, a time-line perspective on his career with the creation of three National Institutes of Health-funded EPR centers, a topic-oriented perspective on his career with a description of his major contributions to Science, his role as a mentor and his influence on his academic children, his active role as founder of scientific societies and organizer of scientific meetings, and the well-deserved international recognition received so far. (author)

  7. Emma Bovary, Hedda Gabler, and Harold Brodkey would not have lived without Charcot: hysteria in novels.

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    Kaptein, A A

    2014-01-01

    Medical humanities is the interdisciplinary field of humanities (literature, philosophy, ethics, history, and religion), social science (anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, and sociology), and the arts (literature, theater, film, and visual arts), and their application to medical education and practice. In this chapter, the concept of 'hysteria' is put into a medical humanities perspective. We review the concept of hysteria concisely. Two novels and one autobiographical story are used as material in order to study how 'hysteria' is represented in literary work. Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert), Hedda Gabler (Henrik Ibsen), and A Story in an Almost Classical Mode (Harold Brodkey) were searched for elements that are characteristic of hysteria. Excessive emotion, dramatics, attention-seeking behavior, physical symptoms of unknown and unidentifiable organic causes, self-centered behavior, and flirtatious behavior are the six elements used to operationalize hysteria. It was found that these elements were present in both a quantitative and qualitative manner in the literary works examined. Acknowledging some limitations and suggesting some research areas and clinical implications, we conclude that literary works are useful in analyzing concepts in medicine. Also, more generally, using literary works seems to have a positive impact on readers, healthcare providers, and researchers in the healthcare domain. Studying novels and related literary work contributes to the body of knowledge of medical humanities.

  8. The ex-illiterate brain: The critical period, cognitive reserve and HAROLD model

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    Maria Vania Silva Nunes

    Full Text Available Abstract The lifelong acquisition of cognitive skills shapes the biology of the brain. However, there are critical periods for the best use of the brain to process the acquired information. Objectives: To discuss the critical period of cognitive acquisition, the concept of cognitive reserve and the HAROLD (Hemispheric Asymmetry Reduction in Older adults model. Methods: Seven women who learned how to read and to write after the age of 50 (ex-illiterates and five women with 10 years of regular schooling (controls were submitted to a language recognition test while brain activity was being recorded using magnetoencephalography. Spoken words were delivered binaurally via two plastic tubs terminating in ear inserts, and recordings were made with a whole head magnetometer consisting of 148 magnetometer coils. Results: Both groups performed similarly on the task of identifying target words. Analysis of the number of sources of activity in the left and right hemispheres revealed significant differences between the two groups, showing that ex-illiterate subjects exhibited less brain functional asymmetry during the language task. Conclusions: These results should be interpreted with caution because the groups were small. However, these findings reinforce the concept that poorly educated subjects tend to use the brain for information processing in a different way to subjects with a high educational level or who were schooled at the regular time. Finally, the recruiting of both hemispheres to tackle the language recognition test occurred to a greater degree in the ex-illiterate group where this can be interpreted as a sign of difficulty performing the task.

  9. Roles sociales de la sociedad contemporánea en la película 'Multiplicity' de Harold Ramis

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    Raquel Fernández Cobo

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Multiplicity (2010, dirigida por Harold Ramis, plasma en pantalla a través del motivo del doble los elementos que constituyen la crisis del sujeto y que representan al individuo bajo el signo de la disipación. Mediante un análisis temático y discursivo del motivo del doble examinamos cómo el protagonista, al intentar llevar a cabo la totalidad de los roles sociales, se ve abocada a las contradicciones más agudas de la sociedad, manifestadas, sobre todo, a nivel del cuerpo, tanto en el manifiesto simbolismo del motivo del doble como en el “terror biológico” que de forma absolutamente irónica y humorística se representa en el último clon del protagonista.

  10. Commentary: Understanding the impact of domestic violence on children, recognizing strengths, and promoting resilience: reflections on Harold and Sellers (2018).

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    Osofsky, Joy D

    2018-04-01

    Violence and abuse in families occurs frequently with significant impact on children of all ages. However, this type of interpersonal violence is often the least disclosed or discussed. Therefore, the Harold and Sellers paper is important to bring attention to the broad range of both behavioral and neuroscience research in this area and the clinical implications for children and adolescents including risk for later psychopathology. The commentary also expands an understanding of the impact and outcomes for very young children exposed to domestic violence. The authors provide a thorough description of the many prevention and intervention programs and approaches to help children exposed to domestic violence. In conclusion, it is essential to recognize that even at times of adversity for children and families, such as when domestic violence occurs, it is important to recognize strengths and support resilience. © 2018 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

  11. Senator Mikulski Notes Exciting Endeavors at ATRF | Poster

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    By Andrea Frydl and Kristine Jones, Guest Writers, and Ken Michaels, Staff Writer On October 10, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and Congressman Chris Van Hollen, both from Maryland, toured the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF), accompanied by NCI Director Harold Varmus, Chief Technology Officer Atsuo Kuki, and other FNL leaders. Mikulski toured several Maryland

  12. Open access to scientific research

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    2003-01-01

    "A number of influential scientists have begun to argue that the cost of research publications has grown so large that it impedes the distribution of knowledge... So a coalition led by Dr. Harold Varmus, the former director of the National Institutes of Health, is creating a new model, called the Public Library of Science" (1/2 page).

  13. At NCI, Supporting the Best Science

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    Yesterday, at the AACR annual meeting, Dr. Doug Lowy spoke directly to the research community about his goals as NCI Acting Director. Dr. Lowy said that he plans to continue many of the programs launched by his predecessor, Dr. Harold Varmus, and to sharp

  14. Sir Harold Delf Gillies, the otolaryngologist and father of modern facial plastic surgery: review of his rhinoplasty case notes.

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    Spencer, C R

    2015-06-01

    Sir Harold Gillies, born in New Zealand, is widely considered a British icon and the father of modern plastic surgery. This article provides an overview of his life and the circumstances which led to him laying the foundations of plastic surgery in Britain in the early twentieth century. A hand search and review of case notes from the Gillies Archives at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, UK, where he made history, was conducted. Gillies' ongoing legacy was found to also include his influence on the development of his cousin Sir Archibald McIndoe's work. Gillies was a talented sportsman who engaged in charitable activities. Additionally, he was a gifted teacher, with his hospital attracting many young surgeons from around the world. He was found to have expressed genius in both the design and execution of the art and science of surgery. He incepted reconstructive techniques ranging from the world's first gender reassignment operation to facial reanimation procedures for the treatment of facial paralysis. His operative work on ex-servicemen in need of complex rhinoplasty and in particular the inception of the tubed pedicle flap are depicted.

  15. On Heliocopris Sturleri, Harold

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    Harold, von E.

    1880-01-01

    I believe not to be mistaken in referring to this species a female specimen of a large Heliocopris having the elytra of an opaque black with a silky gloss, very inconspicuously striated and covered all over by an extremely delicate rugosity. The head is semicircular, with the anterior margin faintly

  16. Why Can't They Keep the Book Longer and Do We Really Need to Charge Fines? Assessing Circulation Policies at the Harold B. Lee Library: A Case Study

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    Wilson, Duane

    2014-01-01

    In response to a charge from the library administration, the Circulation Committee of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University designed and implemented a thorough assessment of circulation policies. Using multiple assessment methods including surveys, focus groups, and statistical analysis, the committee determined that the…

  17. Free access to science

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    2003-01-01

    Several influential American scientists have begun to argue that the cost of research publications has grown so large that it impedes the distribution of knowledge. Some subscriptions cost thousands of dollars per year, and those journals are usually available online only to subscribers. So a coalition led by Harold Varmus, the former director of the National Institutes of Health, is creating a new model, called the Public Library of Science (1/2 page).

  18. Symbolism in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker,and Taha Salem's Madina That Al-Jather Al-Takibi A Comparative Study

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    Nadia Ali Akbar

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The twentieth century represents a new shift in the understanding of the circumstances which effect the state of man. New moralities, new values and new estimations were created. Two World Wars brought not only hardships and damages, but also an enlargement in the scope and perception of artists. It is worth nothing that symbolism forms an indispensable part in the theatre of the Absurd. Harold Pinter was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, political, activist, and poet. He was among the most influential British playwrights of modern times, and in 2005 he was awarded the Noble Prize for literature. Pinter's plays must be read many times in order to realize the extent of the symbolism that he uses. In The Caretaker 1959; it is a three act play, he uses the symbols to reflect that the modern world is in a state of absurdity and mess, and man as a part of his world becomes a real reflection of this absurdity and mess in all its kinds. Modern man loses his belief and certainty in such things as love, charity, and understanding as Pinter argues that every man encounters violence in some way or other. All this is clearly represented by the three characters in The Caretaker especially Davies. Taha Salem is another Iraqi playwright who was utilized or assimilated different event grade techniques to convey certain social aims. Madina Taht Al-Jather Al-Takibi. (A City Under A Cubic Root is a play with some awareness of the Absurd drama. This awareness is mainly materialized in the overuse of symbolism which is one of the basic aspects of the theatre of the Absurd.

  19. A reading list for Bill Gates--and you. A conversation with literary critic Harold Bloom. Interview by Diane L. Coutu.

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    Bloom, H

    2001-05-01

    In today's technology-driven world, who has time to pick up a 400-page novel? Most executives don't--they have urgent e-mails to answer, training seminars to attend, meetings to lead, and trade publications to scan. But according to Harold Bloom, one of America's most influential scholars, they should make time in their hectic schedules to read great works. In a wide-ranging conversation with HBR senior editor Diane Coutu, Bloom discusses the importance of literature: every individual--regardless of profession--needs to stretch his or her mind and reflect now and again on the human condition. "By reading great imaginative literature, you can prepare yourself for surprise and even get a kind of strength that welcomes and exploits the unexpected," he says. Because there are so many great works and there is so little time, Bloom presents a reading list for busy executives. Shakespeare's King Lear can teach businesspeople about change. Ralph Waldo Emerson's essays capture the ethos of the American spirit--individualism and inventiveness. Bloom says Sigmund Freud's conceptions "form the only Western mythology that contemporary intellectuals have in common." And people will never fully understand some aspects of themselves until they read Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote. In short, Bloom believes the humanities have much to offer businesspeople: great books broaden their awareness and their range of sensibility, he says. But reading literature will not make businesspeople more moral, he cautions. Bloom also discusses other topics such as how to read well, the state of popular fiction, the role of irony, and the subject of change.

  20. Vozvrashtshenije "aziatskihh" tsennostei / Harold James

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    2007-01-01

    Autor arutleb Jaapani matemaatiku Masahiko Fujiwara uue raamatu "Riigi väärikus" ("The Dignity of a State") üle, mis räägib sellest, et Läänes loodud liberaalne demokraatia ei sobi Jaapani või Aasia iseloomuga

  1. Suurte globaliseerujate tõus / Harold James

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    James, Harold

    2008-01-01

    Globaliseeruvas maailmas saavad väikeriigid kõige paremini hakkama, kuna on paindlikumad ja suudavad muutlike turgudega hõlpsamini kohanduda, suurriigid püüavad üleilmastumist pigem kujundada kui aktsepteerida

  2. Buumist kriisi: purunenud illusioonid / Harold James

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    James, Harold

    2009-01-01

    Erinevalt 19. sajandi maailmast saabub tänapäeval majanduses tsükliline kollaps üllatusena, seejärel hakatakse maailma ümber mõtestama. Maailm vajas ümbermõtestamist 1979., 1989., 1998. ja 2008. aastal. Järgmine visioon, mis paistab olevat läbikukkunud on arenevate turgude buum

  3. Telaah Kritis Expectancy Theory Victor Harold Vroom

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    Anatan, Lina

    2010-01-01

    Expectancy theory has emerge as the dominant process theory of motivation, originally developed by Vroom is a theory explaining the process individual use to make decision on a various behavioral alternatives. The motivational force for a behavior, action, or task is a function of three distinctive perceptions: expectancy, instrumentality, and valance. The theory contains of two models: for the precition of valance of an outcome, and the other for the prediction of force toward behavior. It p...

  4. Harold A. Hyde: Recollections of Santa Cruz County

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    2002-01-01

    A fifth-generation Santa Cruz County resident, Hyde has been in on the creation of organizations and institutions ranging from UCSC and Cabrillo College to the Community Foundation and the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County. His contributions to California and Santa Cruz are documented in his oral history. Following infantry combat service with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II and graduate studies in business at Harvard, Hyde returned to Santa Cruz County and a career a...

  5. IMF on jäänud usalduskriisi / Harold James

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    James, Harold

    2008-01-01

    Rahvusvaheline Valuutafond (IMF) peab enda ees seisvate uute ülesannete täitmiseks taastama oma liikmete usalduse. Ta võiks olla võimas finantsalane stabiliseerija, kui saaks hakkama uute ülejäägiga riikide reservvaraga. Äripäevas art. lüh.

  6. HAVING A PEEK INTO THE ROOM OF HAROLD PINTER

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    Kadir ALKAYA

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Sessizliğin konuşma, konuşmanınsa bir anlaşamama olgusuna dönüştüğü Pinter'ın "the Room" adlı oyununa farklı bir açıdan bakılınca görülenlerin paylaşıldığı bir yazı. Küçük bir odada, iki kişilik bir toplumda karşılıklı çıkar elde etme olgusu etrafında birleştikleri iddia edilen iki insan arasındaki ilişkinin bir yorumu. Pinter'ın karakterlerine yüklediği görev nedeniyle "ne tam ispatlanabilecek ne de inkar edilebilecek" yorumlar. Marksist pencereden bakıldığında bu oda içerisindeki birlikteliğin Bert in (koca Rose üzerinde uyguladığı baskı, dış dünyaya kapalılığın getirdiği daha iyi olanı görmemişlikten doğan mevcudu kaybetme korkusuyla her şeyi beğenme durumu. Karı koca arasındaki bir ilişkiden çok, patron ve çalışanı arasındaki ilişkiye benzetilen bir ilişki. Rose'a geçmişindeki muhtemelen bugüne göre daha güzel olan durumunu hatırlatmak üzere gelen Riley'nin Bert tarafından öldürülüp bir anlamda tarihin susturulması. Sonuçta iki kişilik bu toplum ve bu toplumdaki baskı rejimi bir şekilde sona eriyor. Rose'un etrafında dönen olayları apolitik olmasından dolayı görememesi fiziksel bir körlüğe dönüşüyor, Bert ise en büyük desteğini kaybediyor.

  7. Who was in Harold Bluetooth’s army?

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    Price, Douglas; Frei, Karin; Dobat, A.S.

    2011-01-01

    The circular fortress of Trelleborg on Zealand in Denmark is well known as a military camp with a key role in the formation of the Danish state under Harald Bluetooth in the tenth century AD. Taking a sample of 48 burials from the fort, strontium isotope analysis once again demonstrates its ability...... with a silver casket. Trelleborg, home of Harald Bluetooth's army, was a fortress of foreigners with vivid implications for the nature of his political mission...

  8. Lazareto de Agua de Dios, Frente a los Valores Sociales Invertidos // Lazareto de Agua de Dios, in Front of Invested Social Securities // Lazareto Água de Dios, Contra a Valores Sociais Investidos

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    Darío Benavides Pava

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo forma parte del proyecto de investigación institucional denominado Historiografía del Empresariado de Cundinamarca 1900-2010; Capítulo: Provincia del Alto Magdalena. Con este estudio se pretende hacer un merecido reconocimiento al empresariado de la provincia que, con su esfuerzo y tenacidad lograron hacer del Alto Magdalena una región próspera, foco de inversión nacional y extranjera. De igual manera, interesa a la academia analizar los modelos y técnicas administrativas empleados por los emprendedores locales en el empeño por sacar adelante sus proyectos. Este estudio lleva a cabo una secuencia documental de carácter histórico que permite conocer el modelo administrativo implementado en el Lazareto de Agua de Dios y su particular sistema económico, dando ejemplo de funcionalidad con respeto por la dignidad humana. Fue de esta manera como la sociedad resolvió “el problema”. 

  9. 75 FR 9006 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed...

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    2010-02-26

    .... Varmus, President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, President and Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation...

  10. 76 FR 53961 - Harold Edward Smith, M.D.; Revocation Of Registration

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    2011-08-30

    ... evidence must be ``clear, unequivocal, and convincing,'' the ``ultimate finding of materiality turns on a... instances manifests a shocking level of dishonesty on his part. 21 U.S.C. 824(a)(1). Accordingly, Respondent...

  11. Kak voznikajut superderzhavõ / Harold James ; tõlk. Jevgenija Unanjants

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    2005-01-01

    Hiina kiire majandusliku arengu võrdlus protsessidega Saksamaal ja Jaapanis. Kui Hiina tahab vältida Saksamaa XX sajandi alguse saatust, peab ta toetama oma edukat majanduslikku moderniseerimist põhiseaduslike ja poliitiliste reformidega

  12. Euroliidu väikeriikidel läheb suurtest paremini / Harold James

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    2005-01-01

    Vanade Euroopa Liidu liikmesriikide hirmudest seoses Euroopa Liidu laienemisega. Ühenduse väikeriikide paindlikkus ja kohanemisvõime on taganud neile praeguses geopoliitilises ning majanduslikus keskkonnas edu

  13. 78 FR 62666 - Kenneth Harold Bull, M.D.; Decision and Order

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    2013-10-22

    ... nearly every hospital in the Albuquerque area. Tr. 129-30. In addition, he has received a fellowship from... explained that ``I'm not saying that I'm not--shouldn't take some responsibility for it, because of course... patient's body were ``mostly from another physician that he was also getting medications from,'' and that...

  14. Kuus sammu langusest võitjana väljumiseks / Udo Jung, Reinhard Messenbock, Harold Sirkin

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    Jung, Udo

    2008-01-01

    Boston Consulting Groupi ettevõtete küsitlusest selgus, et lisaks kulude kärpimisele on ettevõtted tarvitusele võtnud ka teisi meetmeid majandussurutisega võitlemiseks. Kuus soovitust, mida teha

  15. Joan Robinson Meets Harold Hotelling: A Dyopsonistic Explanation of the Gender Pay Gap

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    Boris Hirsch

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents an alternative explanation of the gender pay gap resting on a simple Hotelling-style dyopsony model of the labor market. Since there are only two employers equally productive women and men have to commute and face travel cost to do so. We assume that a fraction of the women have higher travel cost, e.g., due to more domestic responsibilities. Employers exploit that women are less inclined to commute to their competitor and offer lower wages to women. Since women's labor su...

  16. More or Less on the Mark? Translating Harold Pinter’s The Dwarfs: A Novel

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    Łukasz Borowiec

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A literary source text demands the translator’s approach for each process of translation. This approach involves a complex and multifaceted analysis of the source text. As Pinter’s novel The Dwarfs provides rich ground for such analysis, I present a selection of translation issues against the backdrop of a more general problem of translatability. Pinter is a master of English dialogue, which makes its translation a truly daunting task. The conversations between the characters are filled with expressions from cricket, dated British cultural references, puns, literary and Biblical allusions, phrases and formulaic expressions characteristic of Cockney, and numerous allusions to Shakespeare as well as his own earlier plays. I examine the translatability of The Dwarfs by discussing three translation codes: lexical-semantic, cultural and esthetic. Although these are closely interconnected and interdependent, I present a choice of issues within each code in order to submit for consideration the challenges facing a Pinter translator as well as to show the complexity of Pinter’s artistic vision in one of his earliest works.

  17. Honoring Harold A. Mooney: citizen of the world and catalyst for invasion science

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    Simberloff, D.; Meyerson, L. A.; Pyšek, Petr; Richardson, D. M.

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 19, č. 8 (2017), s. 2219-2224 ISSN 1387-3547 Grant - others:AV ČR(CZ) AP1002 Program:Akademická prémie - Praemium Academiae Institutional support: RVO:67985939 Keywords : biological invasions * plant ecology * history Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour OBOR OECD: Biodiversity conservation Impact factor: 2.473, year: 2016

  18. Access to the Past: The Librarian's Responsibility to the Future. Response prepared by Harold Hacker.

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    Perry, Elisabeth Israels; Hacker, Harold

    The position taken is that convenient free access to information from all types of libraries is one guarantee that we will have the kind of society we want. Private endowments, foundation support, and federal funds should be sought. Specialized libraries ought to be considered national resources and funded accordingly. Other access problems…

  19. The Challenge of Opportunities in a Dynamic Society / Harold P Welsch

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    2007-01-01

    Ettevõtlusaktiivsus kui dünaamiliselt areneva ühiskonna majandusliku arengu iseloomustaja. Millegi uue loomise protsessis, läbi innovatsiooni, muutub väikeettevõtlus uue majanduse liikumapanevaks jõuks. Loovus ja innovatsioonid, uute ideede omaksvõtt, tuleviku trendid

  20. Trumpi revolutsiooniline dilemma / Harold James ; inglise keelest tõlkinud M. V.

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    2017-01-01

    Vene revolutsiooni tänavune sajas aastapäev langeb kokku Trumpi revolutsiooniga USA-s, mis omakorda järgnes Brexiti revolutsioonile Ühendkuningriigis. Tänased mässajad peaksid arvesse võtma ajaloo õppetunde

  1. Harold Urey, Deuterium, Cosmochemistry, Studies of the Origin of Life, and

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    , Cosmochemistry, Studies of the Origin of Life, and Theory of Earth's Evolution Resources with Additional in WWII. ... After 1950 his interests turned to the chemistry of the planets, and he is credited with had enormous influence in subsequent research on the origin of life.'3 'In a long and varied career

  2. Järgmise üleilmastumise lõpp / Harold James ; tõlkinud Külli-Riin Tigasson

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    2009-01-01

    Praeguse kriisiga võib kaasneda üleilmastumisele tagasikäigu andmine. Ajalugu näitab, et üleilmastumine ei ole pöördumatu, praegust vastulööki globaliseerumisele veavad praktilised, omahuvidest lähtuvad reaktsioonid ja moralistlikud argumendid

  3. Peakonsul Jaanus Kirikmäe andis teenetemärgi praost Thomas Vagale / Airi Vaga ; foto: Harold Karu

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    2008-01-01

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves annetas iseseisvuspäeva puhul USA I praostkonna praostile Thomas Vagale Valgetähe IV klassi teenetemärgi. Teenetemärgi andis Thomas Vagale üle Eesti Vabariigi peakonsul Jaanus Kirikmäe

  4. African American History, Race and Textbooks: An Examination of the Works of Harold O. Rugg and Carter G. Woodson

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    King, LaGarrett J.; Davis, Christopher; Brown, Anthony L.

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes that as a way to broaden the theoretical and historical context of social studies foundational literature and curriculum history, attention must be given to issues of race and racism related the experiences of African Americans. First, race and racism should be used as an analytical tool to examine longstanding foundations…

  5. ChemSkill Builder 2000, Version 6.1 [CD-ROM] (by James D. Spain and Harold J. Peters)

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    Keeney-Kennicutt, Reviewed By Wendy L.

    2000-07-01

    One of the major challenges for faculty teaching general chemistry is how to encourage students to practice solving problems. We know that for students to develop chemical intuition and problem-solving skills, they must "get their hands dirty" as they decipher and unravel problems inherent to our discipline. One tool that I've used since its release in 1996 is the ChemSkill Builder, an electronic homework package. The latest version, ChemSkill Builder (CSB) 2000, version 6.1, is an excellent, effective integration of teaching and testing most quantitative and conceptual learning objectives in an interactive way. It is inexpensive and easy to use for both students and faculty. The CSB 2000 package of personalized problem sets, specifically designed to complement most general chemistry courses, is a program on CD-ROM for PC Windows users (3.1, 95, or 98), with more than 1500 questions and a 3 1/2-in. record-management disk. There is a separate grade-management disk for the instructor. It has 24 gradable chapters, each with 5 or 6 sections, plus two new chapters that are not graded: Polymer Chemistry and an Appendix of Chemical Skills. Each section begins with a short review of the topic and many have interactive explanations. If students miss an answer, they are given a second chance for 70% credit. If they still miss, the worked-out solution is presented in detail. Students can work each section as many times as they wish to improve their scores. Periodically, the students download their data directly into a PC set up by the instructor. The data can be easily converted into an ASCII file and merged with a spreadsheet. The use of CD-ROM solves the sporadic problems associated with previous versions on 3 1/2-in. disks: software glitches, failed disks, and system incompatibilities. The quality and number of graphics and interactive exercises are much improved in this latest version. I particularly enjoyed the interactive explanations of significant figures and dimensional analysis in Sections 2.3 and 2.5, the pH meter simulation in Section 18.3, the Geiger counter simulation in Section 23.5, and the new periodic table game in Appendix A. I informally polled my Fall 1999 students on their midsemester impressions of the ChemSkill Builder, version 5.1--the previous version. The preliminary results in Table 1 show an overall acceptable rating of 3.45. Note that 51% of the students thought that incorporating the CSB into the syllabus was good to very good, compared to only 16% who gave negative responses. Positive comments included "a great tool to study for the test" and "it shows how to work out the problems". The major negative comment was that the CSB was too time-consuming because the acceptable answer had to include the right number of significant figures and the correct unit--sexactly what an instructor wants the student to learn. Interestingly, the scores given appeared to be independent of the students' midterm grades, suggesting that acceptance of this product might be linked to a specific learning style. When I compared my students' responses to their Keirsey temperaments in Table 2, the ChemSkill Builder appealed somewhat more to the students who like activity, entertainment and immediate feedback (SP) or who enjoy technology and constant success experiences (NT) than to the students who prefer more group interactions (NF) or who need more structure (SJ). At the semester's end, the students were asked again to rate the ChemSkill Builder, and 97% of 155 responses either agreed (28%) or strongly agreed (69%) that it proved helpful in learning course material. Moreover, 99% thought that I should continue to incorporate the ChemSkill Builder in future courses. To summarize, the ChemSkill Builder 2000, version 6.1, will be an excellent tool for augmenting the learning process in the general chemistry classroom.

  6. The “Woman Question” and Western Neo-Imperialism in Harold Pinter’s the New World Order

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    Burcar Lilijana

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Pinter’s short dramatic piece questions the women’s rights discourse that USA-led Western hegemonic powers rely heavily upon when justifying their incursions into the territories of the Global South. The play blasts this posture apart by pointing to the patriarchal paradigm and gendered hierarchies that inform the structuration of Western capitalist societies and which neo-imperial Western powers in their search for bigger profits and new markets inevitably transplant into annexed territories under their direct or indirect control.

  7. Report of Secretary of Defense, Harold Brown, to the Congress on the FY 1982 Budget, FY 1983 Authorization Request and FY 1982-1986 Defense Programs

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    1981-01-19

    installation compliance with environmental and OSHA standards, and NATO infrastructure facilities funds. 1. Military Construction Program a. European...investment effort (research and development, procurement, and military construction ) and the pattern of increases. The former trend is important because it...SPAIN MANGANESE U GABON, BRAZI SOUR AFICA TANTAIAU 97 THAILAND, CANADA. MALAYSIA . BRAI COBALT 97 ZAIJRE, B LG.-UX.. ZAMBIA. FINIANO SAM~T & ALUIMINA

  8. Unusual arrangement and behaviour of the sex chromosomes of Aphodius (Agolius abdominalis Bonelli, 1812, and comparison with A. (A. bonvouloiri Harold, 1860 (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae

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    Robert Angus

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Aphodius abdominalis Bonelli, 1812 is shown to have a karyotype comprising nine pairs of autosomes and sex chromosomes which are X0 (male, XX (female. At first metaphase of meiosis the X chromosome is linked to an autosomal bivalent by a darkly staining area of the cytoplasm, resembling the Xy p arrangement typical of Aphodius species, but giving nine, rather than 10, elements in the nucleus. C-banding, which shows the centromeres, confirms this unusual arrangement. A. bonvouloiri, the only other known species of subgenus Agolius Mulsant et Rey, 1869, has a male karyotype with nine pairs of autosomes and Xy sex chromosomes. No preparations of its meiosis are available.

  9. The Sociolinguistic Analysis of Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party” in terms of Brown and Levinson’s Politeness Theory

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports a comprehensive study of the politeness phenomenon in Pinter’s well-known play, “The Birthday party”. It aims at figuring out how politeness strategies are used by the characters and how the variables of power and distance influence the choice of politeness levels. In order to analyze the play’s text Brown and Levinson’s (1987 universal model of politeness was used. The model is characterized by three variables which are power, distance and rank extremity. Careful screening of the dialogues demonstrates that a good many of politeness strategies were used in the drama. However, different preferences were found in the use of the strategies towards the positive pole. Regarding the social distance the findings are consistent with Brown and Levinson’s theory predictions. The findings of this study suggest that the assertion of power is a complicated process which can not merely be explained by the high frequency of the use of certain strategies and an interlocutor’s power depends upon many factors like the role of the interlocutor and his/her status in the particular interaction, and in relation to the addressee.

  10. Investigation of turbines for driving supersonic compressors II : performance of first configuration with 2.2 percent reduction in nozzle flow area / Warner L. Stewart, Harold J. Schum, Robert Y. Wong

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    Stewart, Warner L; Schum, Harold J; Wong, Robert Y

    1952-01-01

    The experimental performance of a modified turbine for driving a supersonic compressor is presented and compared with the performance of the original configuration to illustrate the effect of small changes in the ratio of nozzle-throat area to rotor-throat area. Performance is based on the performance of turbines designed to operate with both blade rows close to choking. On the basis of the results of this investigation, the ratio of areas is concluded to become especially critical in the design of turbines such as those designed to drive high-speed, high-specific weight-flow compressors where the turbine nozzles and rotor are both very close to choking.

  11. C4 Software Technology Reference Guide - A Prototype.

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    1997-01-10

    Security and Protection (C.2.0) Abrams, Marshall D.; Jajodia, Sushil; & Podell , Harold J. Information Se- curity An Integrated Collection of Essays... Podell , Harold J. Information Se- curity An Integrated Collection of Essays. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Com- puter Society Press, 1995. 4j0 [Castano...Modified Abrams, Marshall D.; Jajodia, Sushil; & Podell , Harold J. Information Se- curity An Integrated Collection of Essays. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Com

  12. A Proposal to Conduct Government Contracting on the Internet

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    1998-06-01

    4 "Abrams, Marshall D, and Podell , Harold J., "Cryptography", Information Security: A Collection of Essays Marshall D. Abrams, Sushil Jajodia...Sushil Jajodia, Harold Podell . (Ed.) 14 Byczkowski, John., "Uncrackable Code Gives E-Mail Privacy," The Cincinnati Enquirer, November 19, 1995 15

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Harold A Scheraga. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 8 Issue 6 June 2003 pp 2-5 Article-in-a-Box. Paul J. Flory – The Man Who Laid the Foundations of Modern Polymer Science · Harold A Scheraga · More Details Fulltext ...

  14. The Quality of Academic Library Building Improvements Has a Positive Impact on Library Usage. A review of: Shill, Harold B. and Shawn Tonner. “Does the Building Still Matter? Usage Patterns in New, Expanded, and Renovated Libraries, 1995‐2002.” College & Research Libraries 65.2 (Mar.2004): 123-150.

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    Julie McKenna

    2006-01-01

    Objective – To measure the impact of academic library facility improvements on physical library usage. Design – The facility improvement data used for this study were previously collected through a 68-item Web survey for the companion article “Creating a Better Place: Physical Improvements in Academic Libraries, 1995-2002” (Shill and Tonner). The measurement of library usage was by exit gate counts before and after library improvements. Setting – American academic libraries in wh...

  15. The Quality of Academic Library Building Improvements Has a Positive Impact on Library Usage. A review of: Shill, Harold B. and Shawn Tonner. “Does the Building Still Matter? Usage Patterns in New, Expanded, and Renovated Libraries, 1995‐2002.” College & Research Libraries 65.2 (Mar.2004: 123-150.

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    Julie McKenna

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective – To measure the impact of academic library facility improvements on physical library usage. Design – The facility improvement data used for this study were previously collected through a 68-item Web survey for the companion article “Creating a Better Place: Physical Improvements in Academic Libraries, 1995-2002” (Shill and Tonner. The measurement of library usage was by exit gate counts before and after library improvements. Setting – American academic libraries in which: facility improvement projects were completed between 1995 and 2002, the project space was not smaller than 20,000 square feet, the project space did not include off‐site storage or non-public space, and gate-count statistics from before and after facility changes were available. Subjects – Ninety of 384 identified academic libraries were able to provide usable data on: exit gate count, total circulation, in-house collection use, and reference transaction data. Methods – The data collection was undertaken in 2003 for the companion study (Shill and Tonner. A population of 384 libraries potentially able to meet criteria for the study was gathered and each library was invited by e‐mail to complete a Web‐based survey. Through this initial contact, 357 libraries were confirmed as meeting the study criteria, and responses were received from 182 of those providing a 51% overall response rate. Respondents were asked about institutional characteristics (public or private, Carnegie classification, etc.; project specific features (year of completion, nature of project, etc.; nature and extent of changes (seating, wiring, HVAC, etc.; presence of non‐library services in the facility; collection arrangements; before and after quality changes in lighting, seating and a range of services (as assessed by the survey respondent; and before and after project completion gate count usage statistics. Respondents were asked a set of eleven questions each with a five‐point scale about facility quality and librarian satisfaction with the former and the changed facility. A further criteria requirement of the availability of pre- and post-project gate count was implemented, reducing the number of libraries to be studied to 90. Facility usage changes were calculated by subtracting the gate count total for the last complete year pre-project from the most recent year gate count post project. Main results Eighty percent of the 90 libraries reported increased gate count postproject, and 20 percent reported a decline in usage. The median increase across the libraries was 37.4 percent with 25.6 percent of libraries experiencing a post‐project increase of 100 percent or more. Renovated facilities were more likely to see usage decline, but there was no statistically significant difference in usage change between renovated and new facilities. Libraries more recently upgraded saw greater usage growth than those renovations completed earlier in the study period, although 75 percent of the facilities continued to experience higher post-project usage levels. Nearly all of the private institutions (93.1% experienced usage increases and almost half experienced growth of 100 percent or more. No statistically significant relationship was found between changes in post project usage and: • The proportion of facility space allocated for library functions • The physical location of the library on campus • The size of the library facility • The level of degrees offered at the institution • The availability of wireless access • The number of computers in the instruction lab • The number of public access workstations • A larger number of seats • The number of group study rooms • The shelving capacity, the use of compact shelving or off-site storage • The presence of coffee or snack bars • The presence of any non-library facilities There was a statistically significant correlation (Pearson’s r between increased post project usage and: • The institution type (public or private (p=.000 • The number of data ports in the facility (p=.005 • The percent of wired seats (p=.034 Ten elements relating to improved quality emerged as statistically significant in relation to increased usage, although the correlation for quality of artificial lighting was not statistically significant (p=.162 n.s.. The statistically significant correlations (Pearson’s r between quality and increased usage in order of strength of correlation were: the quality of the instruction lab (p=.000; layout (p=.001; public access workstations (p=.006; natural lighting (p=.007; user workspace (p=.008; telecommunications infrastructure (p=.014; overall ambience (p=.020; collection storage (p=.026; heating, ventilating, and airconditioning system (p=.026; and service point locations (p=.038. Conclusion – This study confirmed that 80 percent of libraries experience usage increase after a library improvement project. The study revealed those investments that cause increased use, and also found that a number of variables previously predicted to cause usage growth were not significant. The study also found that quality of the improvements, additions, and the building are a significant driver of increased use. The median 37.4 percent increase demonstrates that, contrary to reports in the literature (Shill and Tonner 460, overall library usage is increasing in these institutions.

  16. 75 FR 28684 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2010-05-21

    .... McBride, John A. Mohr, William O. Ruiz, Harold D. Russman, Hector Sanchez, Robert L. Staats, Christopher Stargill, Kevin L. Upmann, Bob E. Vacek and Mathew G. Williams, from the ITDM standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b...

  17. Measuring Physical Activity Intensity

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    Full Text Available ... 45 David, Age 65 Harold, Age 67 Data & Statistics Facts About Physical Activity Data, Trends and Maps ... relative intensity and absolute intensity. Relative Intensity The level of effort required by a person to do ...

  18. Armastusfilmid Tartus / Margus Paju

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    Paju, Margus

    2007-01-01

    Pimedate Ööde filmifestivali ja Tartu linna eestvõttel toimuva Tartu vabaõhu filmifestivali "Tartuff - armastuse mitu nägu" filme ("Ükskord", "Harold ja Maude", "Veenus", "Elsa ja Fred", "Emma õnn")

  19. Duae novae Staphylinidae ex India Orientali (Sumatra)

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    Fauvel, A.

    1881-01-01

    Ad sectionem fulgidi referendus, prope nasutum Harold (africanum) collocandus. Multo major et robustior. Elougatus, parallelus, nitidissimus, elytris paulo minus, convexus; niger, antennis pedibusque nigro-piceis, palpis tarsisque rufescentibus, elytris rufis, segmentorum 6 et 7 apice rufo-testaceo;

  20. 76 FR 26792 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2011-05-09

    ... manage his/her diabetes mellitus, received education related to diabetes management, and is on a stable..., Crispin Tabangcura, Jr., Blake A. Tice, Eric F. Ware, Harold E. Watters, Terry Wilson and John B. Wojcicki...

  1. Koduhoidjad / Pille-Riin Purje

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    Purje, Pille-Riin, 1963-

    2001-01-01

    Harold Pinteri "Majahoidja", Rakvere Teatri lavastus Pikk tänav 32, lavastaja, kujundaja ja muusikaline kujundaja Mati Unt; Connor McPhersoni "Teisel pool" Emajõe Suveteatris, lavastaja Andres Noormets

  2. Teist korda kodus kodus käimas / Sven Karja

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    Karja, Sven, 1968-

    1999-01-01

    Harold Pinteri "Kojutulek" Tallinna Linnateatris, lavastaja Andres Noormets, kunstnik Aime Unt, osades Ago Roo, Marko Matvere, Andres Raag, Allan Noormets, Jaan Tätte, Triinu Meriste. Esietendus 24. märtsil

  3. 75 FR 77588 - Foreign Futures and Options Contracts on a Non-Narrow-Based Security Index; Commission...

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    2010-12-13

    ... accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harold L. Hardman, Deputy... taxes or uses American products, materials or labor.'' \\28\\ A foreign board of trade that may seek...

  4. Fulltext PDF

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    To prepare for the entrance, she left the public elementary school and entered a private school for girls. (Frauenstudium). .... were being drafted into the project for different tasks. The famous chemist Harold .... 701, VIGYAN. Plot 23, Sector 17.

  5. Why We Need Marketing.

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    Harper, Nancy

    1984-01-01

    An interview with Philip Kotler, the Harold T. Martin Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University, is presented. Three approaches to marketing are identified: product-oriented, hard-sell, and building satisfaction in a long-term clientele. (MLW)

  6. Measuring Physical Activity Intensity

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    Full Text Available ... Rate Perceived Exertion (Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale) Videos Glossary of Terms Personal Stories Harold, Age ... Rate Perceived Exertion (Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale) Get Email Updates To receive email updates about ...

  7. Anglo Egyptian Treaty on the Nile and the Tana Dam Concessions

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    New York / Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge ... Harold G. Marcus (1995), The Life and Times of Menelik II, Ethiopia 1844-. 1913 .... inconceivable that Emperor Menelik, after the audience on March 13, was ..... One Drop Books, New York, p.319.

  8. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Community Redevelopment Plan

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    1993-01-01

    Chairperson Economic Development: Harold Tadlock Bill Benson Don Leonard Craig Wall Education & Training: Kent Sharples , Chairperson Dick Rosen Doug...Airport: Ralph Panzrino. Chairperson Mike Leahy Betty Martin Eugene Dorman, Chairperson Jessie Ward Donald Hardee Gene Stroman Bill Brown David

  9. Sympatholysis

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    Gliemann, Lasse; Carter, Howard Henry

    2018-01-01

    This Journal Club article highlights an article by Hearon Jr. et al. To read this article, visit https://doi.org/10.1113/JP274532. Edited by: Harold Schultz & Kathleen Morgan......This Journal Club article highlights an article by Hearon Jr. et al. To read this article, visit https://doi.org/10.1113/JP274532. Edited by: Harold Schultz & Kathleen Morgan...

  10. Algunos datos sobre el control de la política de defensa y la Administración Militar en el Congreso de los Diputados, 1977-1985

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    DIEGO LÓPEZ GARRIDO

    1986-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante la transición desde la dictadura a la Monarquía Constitucional en España, el presidente fue investido con la principal responsabilidad de controlar a las fuerzas armadas. Aunque el parlamento había intentado ampliar su limitado control antes de 1985, sólo 3,2% de las 680 preguntas discutidas por el Congreso de los Diputados eran tocantes a cuestiones de defensa. El artículo sugiere cómo la democracia se fortalecería ejerciendo un mayor control legislativo sobre las fuerzas armadas.

  11. Formas contemporâneas de relação entre capital e tecnicidade : estudo sobre a gênese de microprocessadores de licença proprietária e livre

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    Stefano Schiavetto Amancio

    2014-01-01

    Resumo: O objeto desta dissertação consiste no estudo da relação entre tecnicidade e capital a partir da concretização dos microprocessadores da empresa Intel, no período 1971-1999, e dos microprocessadores da comunidade de hardware livre OpenCores, no período 1999-2013, e como essas têm convertido tais objetos técnicos em capital. Compara-se, de um lado, como a empresa Intel têm registrado seus microprocessadores em licenças proprietárias e investido numa indústria internacional para comerci...

  12. Como diferenciar uma marca num mercado pouco heterogéneo: inovação da Rip Curl

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    Real, Isabel Corte

    2011-01-01

    Mestrado em Marketing A partir de uma paixão pessoal que é o surf, e um interesse cada vez maior pelas novas tecnologias e como elas estão a mudar tudo à nossa volta, surgiu a ideia de criar um projecto para uma marca de surf que tem investido muito em Portugal, percebendo o potencial que o nosso país tem com tantos quilómetros de costa. As conclusões retiradas do quadro teórico e de toda a envolvente externa e interna à Rip Curl permitem apresentar um plano inovador para a criação de u...

  13. The Photoshop Darkroom 2 creative digital transformations

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    Davis, Harold

    2011-01-01

    Award-winning photography/design team Harold and Phyllis Davis are back with a brand new volume in their new Photoshop Darkroom series. Picking up where their best-selling first book left off, The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Advanced Digital Post-Processing will show you everything you need to know to take your digital imaging skills to the next level. Great photographers know that the best images begin well before the shutter clicks, and certainly well before Photoshop boots up. Harold takes a step back, and shares his helpful tips for capturing the most compelling images possible by keeping in min

  14. The Byronic Hero: Emergence, Issues and Definition of his Progenies

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    Pop Zarieva, Natalija; Iliev, Krste

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The focus of this paper is the work of Lord Gordon Byron, specifically the creation of idea of the Byronic hero. This paper aims at defining the idea of the Byronic hero that has been created from the period Byron created his heroes and continues to be shaped in history by literary critics till today. Although the majority of literary scholars agree upon the fact that the first literary Byronic hero was Byron's Childe Harold, the protagonist of Byron's epic poem Childe Harold's Pi...

  15. Letters to the Editor

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    1999-09-01

    All the Letters to the Editor in this issue are in the same PostScript or PDF file. Contents The imaginary Sun? Harold Aspden Energy Science Ltd, PO Box 35, Southampton SO16 7RB, UK Difficult physics? Tim Akrill Chief Examiner, A-level Physics, Edexcel Foundation Was it a dream? Bill Jarvis 6 Peggy's Mill Road, Edinburgh EH4 6JY

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 8; Issue 6. Paul J. Flory – The Man Who Laid the Foundations of Modern Polymer Science. Harold A Scheraga. Article-in-a-Box Volume 8 Issue 6 June 2003 pp 2-5. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  17. Fungal effector proteins: past, present and future

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    Wit, de P.J.G.M.; Mehrabi, R.; Burg, van den H.A.; Stergiopoulos, I.

    2009-01-01

    The pioneering research of Harold Flor on flax and the flax rust fungus culminated in his gene-for-gene hypothesis. It took nearly 50 years before the first fungal avirulence (Avr) gene in support of his hypothesis was cloned. Initially, fungal Avr genes were identified by reverse genetics and

  18. Book Reviews •• Boekbesprekings

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    important as description of recent advances. In this the editors and authors succeed admirably well to give the reader more than the usual factual information found in symposia. J.G.S.. Orthopaedic Surgery in Spasticity. Orthopaedic lectures volume 1. By Harold M. Frost, M.D., AO.A., AA.O.S.,. A.B.J.S. Pp. xi + 216. Illustrated.

  19. Instructional Uses of Videotape: A Symposium.

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    Nelson, Harold E.; And Others

    This collection of seven articles for the college teacher of speech relates specific ways that videotape has been used in training teachers and in teaching the fundamentals of speech, advanced public speaking, and discussion. Included are articles by (1) Harold E. Nelson, who explains how videotape is used in college speech classes to aid in…

  20. A Case for Coach Garfinkel: Decision Making and What We Already Know

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    Jones, Robyn L.; Corsby, Charles

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to deconstruct the decision-making processes of sports coaches through the writings of the sociologist Harold Garfinkel. Specifically, the authors draw upon Garfinkel's (1967) writings on jurors' decision making to challenge current cognitivist bound conceptualization to better interpret coaches' sense-making--why…

  1. book and video reviews battles in britain and their political

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    Illustrated, maps. ISBN I 85326 672 8. R61-00 ... battles fought on British soil from the Norse invasion under King Harold. Hardrada (September ... but also sets each battle against the political and historical background of the time. Seymour ...

  2. Motivating Millennials: Improving Practices in Recruiting, Retaining, and Motivating Younger Library Staff

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    Smith, Sara D.; Galbraith, Quinn

    2012-01-01

    Working with younger staff and student employees can be a challenge for library supervisors in a multigenerational workplace. Because members of the Millennial Generation have different work expectations, managers need to adjust to best meet their needs. By surveying its five hundred student employees, Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee…

  3. Design

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    Buchanan, Richard; Cross, Nigel; Durling, David; Nelson, Harold; Owen, Charles; Valtonen, Anna; Boling, Elizabeth; Gibbons, Andrew; Visscher-Voerman, Irene

    2013-01-01

    Scholars representing the field of design were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars included Richard Buchanan, Nigel Cross, David Durling, Harold Nelson, Charles Owen, and Anna Valtonen. Scholars…

  4. Heritage management and sustainable development in perspective: theory, law, and practice

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    Veldpaus, L.

    2015-01-01

    Books reviewed: Heritage Planning: Principles and Process by Harold Kalman, Routledge, 2014, 344 pp., £36.99, ISBN 978-1-13-801792-4; Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions by Ken Taylor, Archer St. Clair, Nora J. Mitchell (eds.), Routledge, 2015, 394 pp., £90.00, ISBN

  5. Untitled

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    The interest in the study of succulent plants such as aloes, both for pleasure and scientific pursuit, has been going on for a long time. The efforts of succulent enthusiasts such as Harold Basil Christian, who in the 1950's established a scenic. Aloe Garden near Harare, Zimbabwe, greatly contributed to making aloes one of ...

  6. The Interactionist Imagination

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    to the works of: Georg Simmel, Robert E. Park, George Herbert Mead, Everett C. Hughes, Herbert Blumer, Manford H. Kuhn, Erving Goffman, Harold Garfinkel, Anselm L. Strauss, Jack D. Douglas, Howard S. Becker, Stanford M. Lyman, Arlie R. Hochschild and Gary Alan Fine....

  7. Contribution of NIRS to the Study of Prefrontal Cortex for Verbal Fluency in Aging

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    Kahlaoui, Karima; Di Sante, Gabriele; Barbeau, Joannie; Maheux, Manon; Lesage, Frederic; Ska, Bernadette; Joanette, Yves

    2012-01-01

    Healthy aging is characterized by a number of changes on brain structure and function. Several neuroimaging studies have shown an age-related reduction in hemispheric asymmetry on various cognitive tasks, a phenomenon captured by Cabeza (2002) in the Hemispheric Asymmetry Reduction in Older Adults (HAROLD) model. Although this phenomenon is…

  8. Alar Kivilo väntab Hollywoodis spordifilmi / Tiit Tuumalu

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    Tuumalu, Tiit, 1971-

    2009-01-01

    Eestlasest Ameerika filmiakadeemia liige filmioperaator Alar Kivilo alustas tööd John Lee Hancocki mängufilmiga "Kaitseta külg" ("The Blind Side"). Juunis esilinastub USAs tema operaatoritööga Harold Ramis'e "Esimene aasta" ("Year One")

  9. Renewal: Remaking America's Schools for the Twenty-First Century

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    Kwalwasser, Harold

    2012-01-01

    Harold Kwalwasser has put together a call to action for education reform that makes a clear case for what has to be done in order to educate all children to their full potential. He visited forty high-performing and transforming school districts, charters, parochial, and private schools to understand why they have succeeded where others have…

  10. The Incompatibility of Science and Religion Sustained: A Reply to Our Critics.

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    Mahner, Martin; Bunge, Mario

    1996-01-01

    Replies to a number of criticisms by Tom Settle, Hugh Lacey, Michael Poole, Brian Woolnough, John Wren-Lewis, and Harold Turner in a series of comments on the authors' paper entitled "Is Religious Education Compatible with Science Education?" Offers counterarguments and clarifies certain misunderstandings to show that these criticisms…

  11. Experimental Starvation in Man

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    1945-10-15

    person may suffer as much general deterioration with a weight loss of 20% as a somewhat overweight person who loses 30%. These considerations determined...William F. Anderson, II Nashville, Tenn. Harold Blickenstaff Chicago, Ill. Wendell Burrous Peru , Indiana Edward Cowles Port Ludlow, Wash. George Ebeling

  12. A King over Egypt, Which Knew Not Joseph.

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    Coffman, William E.

    1993-01-01

    Although it is true that today's education needs improvement, schools today are not all bad. The opinions of the following five experts, whose views are worth hearing are introduced: (1) Thomas Hopkins; (2) Ralph Tyler; (3) E. F. Lindquist; (4) Walter Cook; and (5) Harold Benjamin. (SLD)

  13. Armastusest kahel ajajärgul / Aare Ermel

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    Ermel, Aare, 1957-2013

    2000-01-01

    Mängufilm "Prantsuse leitnandi naine" ("The French Lieutenant's Woman") : stsenarist Harold Pinter John Fowles'i romaani järgi : režissöör Karel Reisz : Suurbritannia 1981. Ka : Nädal nr. 35, lk. 14

  14. Strategy in Latin American Revolutionary Politics.

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    1983-11-21

    Booth, The End and the Beginning, p. 143. 37. On the importance of Carlos Fonseca to the revolu- tion see Rogue Dalton, " Solidaridad con Carlos Fonseca...34 Solidaridad con Carlos Fonseca Amador." Casa de las Americas 20 (November-December 1979):181-B. Davis, Harold E. Latin American Diplomatic History: An

  15. Building Communities of Care for Military Children and Families

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    Kudler, Harold; Porter, Rebecca I.

    2013-01-01

    Military children don't exist in a vacuum; rather, they are embedded in and deeply influenced by their families, neighborhoods, schools, the military itself, and many other interacting systems. To minimize the risks that military children face and maximize their resilience, write Harold Kudler and Colonel Rebecca Porter, we must go beyond…

  16. Devising and Attaining National Health Objectives: A Case Study in Policy Formulation Using Asthma Targets in Healthy People 2000

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    1991-05-06

    Soros, George. The Alchemy of Finance , New York:Simon & Schuster, 1987. Stein, Harold. ed. Public Adminstration and Policy Development: A Case Book...of asthma in the United States. The Health Care Financing Administration has reported that asthma-related expenditures were more than $4 billion in

  17. 75 FR 33320 - Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning a Lift Unit for an Overhead Patient Lift...

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    2010-06-11

    ... country of origin of the lift unit which may be offered to the U.S. Government under an undesignated government procurement package.'' Dated: June 7, 2010. Harold M. Singer, Director, Regulations and Disclosure Law Division, Office of International Trade. [FR Doc. 2010-14019 Filed 6-10-10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE...

  18. Elurõõmu pillerkaar / Margit Tõnson

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    Tõnson, Margit, 1978-

    2007-01-01

    Pimedate Ööde filmifestivali ja Tartu linna eestvõttel toimuva Tartu vabaõhu filmifestivali "Tartuff - armastuse mitu nägu" filme ("Ükskord", "Harold ja Maude", "Veenus", "Elsa ja Fred"). Lisaks tutvustus "Hollywoodi klassika : "West Side'i lugu" ja "Tristan Priimägi soovitab : "Loomu poolest metsikud""

  19. The Implementation of the Bully Prevention Program: Bully Proofing Your School and Its Effect on Bullying and School Climate on Sixth Grade Suburban Students

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    Toner, Barbara K.

    2010-01-01

    Almost 70 years after Abraham Harold Maslow suggested in his 1943 work, "A Theory of Human Emotion", a child's need to feel safe in order to thrive (Maslow, 1943), educational communities, still embracing his insight, find themselves continuing to grapple with how to keep children safe-from one another. The bulk of educational research focused on…

  20. Reflections on 30 Years of AIDS—Part 2

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    Dr. James Curran, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health and Co-Director of Emory’s Center for AIDS Research, and Dr. Harold Jaffe, CDC’s Associate Director for Science, reflect on 30 years of the AIDS epidemic.

  1. Hematological complications in obstetrics, pregnancy, and gynecology

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    Bick, Rodger L

    2006-01-01

    ... and, for each condition covered, the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical and laboratory diagnosis and management are discussed where appropriate. Rodger Bick is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, Texas, USA). Eugene Frenkel is Professor of Medicine at the Harold C. Simm...

  2. Hõbe Hunt skm. Egbert Rungele / Jaan Lepp ; foto: J. Lepp

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    Lepp, Jaan

    2006-01-01

    Scouts Canada andis Kanada skautluse kõrgeima autasu üle 11. aprillil 2006 Ontario Science Centre´is, samas valiti ta Scouts Canada auliikmeks, varem on kolm eestlast: Jaan Lepp, Enn Kiilaspea, Harold Kivi valitud sama organisatsiooni auliikmeteks. Kolmele eesti skaudijuhile: Toivo Pajole, Jaan Roosile ja Pearu Tammele anti Medal for Good Service

  3. Transforming Higher Education in the Information Age: Presidents Respond.

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    Breslin, Richard D.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    College presidents respond to an article by Richard Nolan challenging college and university presidents and chancellors to transform their campuses for survival and competitive advantage in the information age. Respondents include Richard D. Breslin, David M. Clarke, Joseph Cronin, Thomas Ehrlich, Donald N. Langenberg, Harold McAninch, and Donald…

  4. ABC OF MENTAL HEALTH* EFEXO ROHYP EXELO

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    Brian Robertson. SYNOPSIS OF PSYCHIATRY*. By Harold I Kaplan and Benjantin J. Sadock. Lippincott WilliiUnS & Wilkins. Eighth edition, 1280 pp, R570. Kaplan and Sadock's synopsis of psychiatry - behavioural sciences/ clinical psychiatry, extensively revised, expanded and updated. September 1999, Vo!. 5, o. 3 SAJP.

  5. New Fellows and Honorary Fellow

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    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1956 Honorary. Urey, Prof. Harold Clayton Nobel Laureate (Chemistry) - 1934. Date of birth: 29 April 1893. Date of death: 5 January 1981. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog. Academy News. IAS Logo. 29th Mid-year meeting. Posted on 19 January 2018. The 29th Mid-year meeting ...

  6. Jere Brophy: An Appreciation

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    Rosenshine, Barak

    2015-01-01

    The first generations of researchers on classroom instruction were the pioneers who developed the term, categories, and concepts that were used to view and code what was happening during classroom lessons. The five pioneers in this first wave were Ned Flanders, Arno Bellack, B.O. Smith, Don Medley, and Harold Mitzel. Each of these pioneers used…

  7. Western Dilemma

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    Sampson,A

    1977-01-01

    L'association du personnel présente Anthony Sampson, écrivain connu dans le monde entier par ses nombreux ouvrages et publications (International Harold Tribune, Observer, News Week). Il nous parle du commerce des armes et du Moyen Orient.

  8. Retrospect

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    Weaver, Anthony

    1971-01-01

    A collection of essays on education printed in The New Era during the 1920-1930 era and written by: Beatrice Ensor, A. S. Neill, G. Bernard Shaw, Adolphe Ferriere, C. G. Jung, Martin Buber, Alfred Adler, Harold Rugg, Ovide Decroly, and Paul Langevin. (SE)

  9. A new plea for time

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    Vestergaard, Vitus

    2016-01-01

    Based on Harold Innis’ concepts of time-bias and space-bias this article examines the significance of museum exhibitions in the media landscape. From a media ecology perspective, it is argued that the exhibition should be seen as a time-biased medium in a highly space-biased society. Since museums...

  10. Modeling Trans-Scale Social Processes

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    2010-05-01

    community as an ecology of games • Ludwig Wittgenstein , 1958 – Philosophical investigations • Harold Garfinkel, 1963 – A concept of, and experiments with...and realize qualitative game insights Multigame interactions Ludwig Wittgenstein . Family Resemblances among Games • Consider the proceedings

  11. Sissinghurst - lilledega maalitud koduaed / Merle Kääri

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    Kääri, Merle

    2006-01-01

    Inglise aiakujundajad Vita Sackville-West ja Harold Nicolson alustasid 16. sajandist pärit Sissinghurst'i lossi juurde aia rajamist 1930. a. Aias kasutatud raidkujusid, aiakeraamikat ja briti ühe kuulsaima arhitekti Sir Edwin Lutyens'i tammepuust aiapinke. Tuntuimad on Inglise taluaed, Valge aed, Purpurpeenar ja Roosiaed

  12. Annual Report of the Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences for Calendar Year 1978 (January 1, 1978 - December 31, 1978).

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    1978-01-01

    Colin B. Bull (1980) College of Mathematical and Physical Bruce A. Taft (1981) Science Department of Oceanography Ohio State University Washington...Gottschalk, Joseph Kestin (1981) and Richard W. Kline Division of Engineering Department of Energy Brown University (Engineering) Harold E. Bamford ...Research and Engineering (Climate dynamics, international Laboratory cooperation) (Arctic ecology, soil science) George Gryc (1981) Colin B. Bull (1980

  13. An Analysis of the Distinction between Deep and Shallow Expert Systems

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    1989-08-01

    Standards Yorktown Heighta, NY 10500 Gaithersburg, MD 20896 Dr. Saul Amarel Dept. of Computer Science Dr. Harold Bamford CDR Robert Carter Rutgero...Michigan Marina Del Ray, CA 00232 320 Packard Read Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Mr. Colin Sheppard Dr. Diana We.r-e AXC2 Block I Mr. Prasad Tadepalli Department of

  14. Want to Improve Children's Writing? Don't Neglect Their Handwriting

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    Graham, Steve

    2010-01-01

    The famed playwright Harold Pinter, having just been introduced as a very good writer, was once asked by a six-year-old boy if he could do a "w." The author suspects that "w" was a difficult letter for this young man, and he judged the writing capability of others accordingly. This student's assumption--that being a "good writer" means having good…

  15. Home | Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869 | Digital

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    Collections | HBLL BYU Harold B. Lee Library Collections Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Mormons--Religious Life Religious Life Women Browse Search Browse all Maps Interactive Maps These maps illustrations. Search Browse all Photographs and Illustrations Search Browse all Trail Guides Trails of Hope

  16. Kivirähk, Pinter ja Inglise spioonid Rakvere teatris / Kristo Kruusman

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    Kruusman, Kristo

    2010-01-01

    Tänavu 70. sünnipäeva tähistava teatri repertuaaris on mitu uuslavastust: Andrus Kivirähk "Kaelkirjak", lavastaja Marion Undusk, Patrick Barlow’ spioonikomöödia „39 astet”, lavastaja Kati Kivitar ja Harold Pinteri näidend „Eikellegimaa”, lavastajaks Peeter Raudsepp

  17. Assessment of diagnostic technology in health care: rationale, methods, problems, and directions

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    1989-01-01

    ... Rationale, Methods, Problems, and Directions Harold Sox, Susan Stern, Douglas Owens, and Herbert L. Abrams Institute of Medicine NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. 1989 Copyrightthe cannot be not from book, paper however, version for formatting, original authoritative the typesetting-specific the as from created publication files XML from...

  18. 1982 Federal Acquisition Research Symposium, Integrating Theory and Experience: The Acquisition Research Connection

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    1982-05-07

    Technology. March 1981. 114(157. 16-17. Guetzkow, Harold, Kotler , Philip, i Schultz, Randall L, Simulation in social and administrative science...07801 Mr. W. L. Armstrong Supervisory Contracting Officer Procurement and Production Directorate (DRSMI-IZ) US Army Missile Command Redstone

  19. Byatt versus Bloom

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    Børch, Marianne

    2016-01-01

    Antonia Byatt's Possession takes issue with Harold Bloom's famous claim that creation - including an author's creative reading of an intertext - entails a violent encounter. Byatt's book suggests a more positive Construction of the process by which tradition is transformed in transmission....

  20. AS OTHERS SEE US·

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    artist presents a picture of the profession which most patients would ... feels the Moor's and announces his satisfaction with the words, .... cults I could remember and rather rashly tried to draw conclusions. .... better. A contrast between Jonathan, a doctor by vocation, and the brilliant Harold, who chooses medicine for want of ...

  1. 75 FR 5109 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO; Correction

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    2010-02-01

    ... (O.4903.1.a-e) are a feather blanket, cotton cloth, a piece of cotton twine, a hide, and one wooden... remains representing a minimum of six individuals were removed by Harold Westesen from an unknown location..., 5MT9343, 5MT11861, and 5MT7522, Montezuma County, CO. Originally, six individuals (OAHP Case Number 88...

  2. The Light Infantry Division Regionally Focused for Low Intensity Conflict

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    1990-06-01

    Infantry: Indispensable Element of a Balanced Force." AM (June 1985): 26-41. Dodd, Norman L. "Counter Insurgency and Internal Security perations...5410 LTC Smallwood Major Kerry Abington USACGSC USACGSC ATTN: DJCO ATrN: CTAC Ft. Leavenworth, KS Ft. Leavenworth, KS 303 Dr. Harold R. Winton Army-Air

  3. Language Policy in Canada: Current Issues. A Selection of the Proceedings of the Papers Dealing with Language Policy Issues in Canada at the Conference "Language Policy and Social Problems" (Curacao, Venezuela, December, 1983). Publication B-150.

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    Cobarrubias, Juan, Ed.

    The papers related to Canadian language policy at an international conference are presented: "Language Policy in Canada: Current Issues" (Juan Cobarrubias); "Multiculturalism and Language Policy in Canada" (Jim Cummins, Harold Troper); "Defining Language Policy in a Nationalistic Milieu and in a Complex Industrialized…

  4. Energy in the '80s: decade of decision

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    1980-06-01

    This proceeding includes the six papers presented at the Public Awareness Symposium plus the WATTEC/Engineers' Week banquet address on nuclear power by Dr. Harold M. Agnew of General Atomic Co.; these presentations on the final day, February 22, concluded the 1980 WATTEC conference. A separate abstract was prepared for each paper and for the banquet address.

  5. "The People. What Else Is There?"

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    Wilkens, Edward R.

    1996-01-01

    Although shared decision making wasn't always Harold Boyden's first priority during his 30 years as a Vermont district leader, he always sought out his staff's ideas. Boyden believes in picking his fights, knowing when to compromise, and delegating when appropriate. He prefers to spread out budgeting ownership, responsibility, and commitment. (MLH)

  6. Telling Stories: Past and Present Heroes

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    Smith, Colin Bridges

    2007-01-01

    Among the Xhosa tribe in South Africa storytelling is a magnificent art. But these stories are more than mere entertainment. Xhosa scholar Harold Scheub says story-telling for the Xhosa people is "not only a primary means of entertainment and artistic expression in the society, it is also the major educational device." Beyond education,…

  7. Complicating Patriotism in the Elementary Grades: An Examination of Rugg and Krueger's Overlooked Textbooks

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    Kissling, Mark T.

    2015-01-01

    In the late 1930s several prominent self-described patriotic groups attacked social studies pioneer Harold Rugg as "un-American." The largest instance of textbook censorship in American history unfolded. Yet little attention was given (and continues to be given by scholars) to Rugg's elementary textbooks that he wrote with Louise…

  8. Pop / Tristan Priimägi

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    2005-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Bonzo "Teisipidi tegelikkus", Client "City", Robbie Williams "Greatest Hits", Fripp&Eno "The Equatorial Stars", Harold Budd "Avalon Sutra / As Long As I Can Hold My Breath", Compay Segundo "En Concierto", Son of Clay "The Bird You Never Were", Sondre Lerche "Two Way Monoloque", Reuber "Kintopp"

  9. What is Political Psychology?

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    Deutsch, Morton

    1983-01-01

    Political psychology is the study of the bidirectional interaction of political and psychological processes. This academic discipline was founded after the First World War by Harold D. Lasswell. The content of political psychology is discussed and illustrative studies of the field are briefly summarized. (CS)

  10. Practical Action Programs in Education: Highlights of the Third National Conference on General Systems Education.

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    Southern Connecticut State Coll., New Haven. Center for Interdisciplinary Creativity.

    In this collection of papers Harold G. Cassidy outlines the conceptual framework for the conference which is based on a systems approach to development of practical action programs in education. A basic model is presented as a basis for shifting from the post-crisis to the pre-crisis approach to curriculum development and educational…

  11. Dr. Biswell's influence on the development of prescribed burning in California

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    Jan W.\\t van Wagtendonk

    1995-01-01

    Prescribed burning in California has evolved from the original practices of the Native Americans, through years of experimentation and controversy, to finally become an accepted ecosystem management activity. When Dr. Harold Biswell arrived in California, he began research on improving game range by using prescribed fires and on understory burning in ponderosa pine (...

  12. 77 FR 66480 - Final Environmental Impact Statement, Narrows Project, Sanpete County, Utah

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    2012-11-05

    ..., Utah 84501 Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, 701 East University Parkway, Provo, Utah 84602-6800 Manti Public Library, 50 South Main Street, Manti, Utah 84642 Marriott Library, University of Utah, 295 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University...

  13. Machine Parts as Metaphor.

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    Porter, Gerald

    The connection between Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) and literature is discussed with examples of technical vocabulary drawn from a variety of writers, with particular attention to a sketch by the British dramatist Harold Pinter, "Trouble in the Works," which makes extensive use of the terminology of machine parts. It is noted…

  14. Põrguvürst ja pruudi isa / Lauri Saaber

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    2001-01-01

    Komöödiatest "Kohtumine äiaga" ("Meet the Parents") : režissöör Jay Roach : peaosas Robert DeNiro : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2000 ja "Võrgutav saatan" ("Bedazzled") : režissöör Harold Ramis : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2000

  15. 76 FR 13569 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revisions to the Open...

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    2011-03-14

    ... Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revisions to the Open Burning Regulations AGENCY... Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revisions recodify the open... . C. Mail: EPA-R03-OAR-2010-0902, Harold A. Frankford, Air Protection Division, Mailcode 3AP00, U.S...

  16. A Window on Tomorrow's Students.

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    Welsh, Laurie; Hodgkinson, Harold

    1998-01-01

    A speech given by Harold Hodgkinson on the demographics of higher education in the near future is summarized and excerpted. Topics discussed include growing ethnic diversity in the college-student population, applicant-pool projections, the relationship between education and income, attendance patterns (part- vs. full-time, time to degree), and…

  17. Pensamento comunicacional canadense: as contribuições de Innis e McLuhan

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    Luiz C. Martino

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O presente trabalho visa apresentar o pensamento comunicacional canadense. Sustenta a idéia de Harold Innis como pioneiro, entendendo que sua obra, mais do que uma simples teoria, comporta um programa de pesquisa (no sentido de Imre Lakatos. Define o núcleo duro do programa innisiano, como: a a ação da técnica nos processos de comunicação e b a centralidade dos meios de comunicação para entender a organização social. Teses que estão na base de um projeto de incomparável valor epistemológico, visto que constituiriam uma possibilidade para o fundamento do próprio saber comunicacional. Palavras-chave: Pensamento comunicacional canadense; teoria da comunicação; Harold Innis; Marshall McLuhan; Escola de Toronto de Comunicação. Resumen El presente trabajo visa presentar el pensamiento comunicacional canadiense. Sustenta la idea de Harold Innis como pionero, entendiendo que su obra, más que una simple teoría, comporta un programa de investigación (en el sentido de Imre Lakatos. Define el núcleo duro del programa innisiano como: a la acción de la técnica en los procesos de comunicación y b la centralidad de los medios de comunicación para entender la organización social. Tesis que constituyen la base de un proyecto de incomparable valor epistemológico, visto que constituirían una posibilidad para el fundamento del propio saber comunicacional. Palabras-clave: Pensamiento comunicacional canadiense; teoría de la comunicación; Harold Innis; Marshall McLuhan; Toronto School of Communication (Escuela de Comunicación de Toronto. Abstract This article presents the main lines of thought within Canadian Communication. It sustains the thesis of Harold Innis as pioneer, understanding that his work, more than just a simple theory, it admits a research program (such as employed by Imre Lakatos. It defines as the hard core for the Innisian program: a the action of technique on communication processes and b the centrality of

  18. Melhoria de Desempenho em Segmentos Altamente Competitivos: a Gestão Baseada em Valor (GBV) na Indústria Têxtil Brasileira

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    Este relato técnico tem como objetivo apresentar os benefícios gerados pela utilização da Gestão Baseada em Valor (GBV) para a gestão do desempenho econômico de indústrias, de forma geral, mais especificamente no setor têxtil de não-vestuário brasileiro, um setor altamente competitivo, como uma forma de maximizar o retorno sobre o capital investido na empresa. A intervenção observada ocorreu no período de final de 2012 a 2015 quando a empresa estudada, com mais de 40 anos de existência e de g...

  19. Valor econômico: relevância da taxa de criação de valor.

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    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo é debater em favor de uma taxa de criação de valor como a variável mais relevante para a avaliação de investimentos, considerando aquela taxa como uma variável fundamental para a equalização das taxas de lucro no sistema capitalista. A taxa de criação de valor é o resultado da diferença entre a taxa de retorno sobre o capital investido e o custo médio ponderado de capital, isto é, o spread na metodologia do valor econômico adicionado, como mostramos nesse artigo.

  20. Café convencional versus café orgânico: perspectivas de sustentabilidade socioeconômica dos agricultores familiares do Espírito Santo

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    Esse artigo enfoca a viabilidade de investimento na produção de café arábica, no Estado do Espírito Santo, comparando os sistemas convencional e orgânico, para identificar o que proporciona maior sustentabilidade socioeconômica aos produtores familiares. Os métodos de avaliação econômica utilizados foram o valor presente líquido, a taxa interna de retorno e o tempo de retorno do capital investido. Também foi feita a análise de sensibilidade. Demonstrou-se que ambos os sistemas de produção for...

  1. A contribuição do EVA no processo de análise de crédito

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    2009-01-01

    visa possibilitar um entendimento intuitivo dos fatores determinantes do valor econômico agregado e do risco de crédito de empresas. Palavras-chave: Avaliação de Empresas, Custo Médio Ponderado de Capital, Retorno sobre o Capital Investido, Risco de Crédito, Spread e Valor Econômico Agregado. Abstract This paper is intended to present the basic principles of valuation theory, along with the tools of appraisal used to calculate economic value added (EVA and support the decision making in the credit risk management area. Bridging the gap between finance theory and appraisal practice, this guide is intended to give all those who make operating decisions an intuitive understanding of the factors most likely to affect both, the firm value and its credit risk. Keywords: Valuation, Weighted Average Cost of Capital, Return on Invested Capital, Credit Risk, Spread, and Economic Value Added.

  2. Retorno econômico dos investimentos em P&D na citricultura paulista

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como principal objetivo medir o retorno econômico dos investimentos em P&D na citricultura paulista. O Brasil é o maior exportador mundial de suco de laranja, e o estado de São Paulo responde por 98% das exportações brasileiras de suco. A metodologia utilizada foi o cálculo da produtividade total dos fatores (PTF, através do Índice de Tornqüist, para posterior comparação com os gastos em pesquisa e desenvolvimento no setor. Verificou-se que, para cada R$ 1,00 investido na pesquisa citrícola, obtém-se aumento de R$ 13,67 no valor da produção de laranja no estado de São Paulo.

  3. Delimitación jurisprudencial del principio constitucional de unidad de materia legislativa

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El principio de unidad de materia legislativa es uno de los ejes fundamentales del proceso de formación de la ley, y su observancia constituye un parámetro para la determinación jurisdiccional de la validez jurídica, en la medida en que, de una parte, se verifique la existencia de coherencia y armonía en el producto normativo por la conexidad entre sus partes, y de otra parte, a partir del cumplimiento de ese mínimo, se respete la libertad de configuración del Congreso en razón de la legitimidad democrática de la cual está investido para ejercer su función legislativa.

  4. AS INFORMAÇÕES CONTÁBEIS E O AMBIENTE ECONÔMICO

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    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available As demonstrações financeiras, balanços patrimoniais, demonstrações do resultado, demonstrações de fluxo de caixa, acompanhadas das respectivas notas explicativas são a principal fonte de informações sobre as atividades econômicas relacionadas a uma determinada empresa. Tais fontes são utilizadas freqüentemente para avaliar o desempenho de uma instituição e de seus administradores, bem como para inferir sobre as perspectivas futuras do negocio. Embora sirva a uma variedade de usuários e para uma serie de utilidades, reconhece-se que as informações contábeis são basicamente utilizadas por aqueles que estão fora da empresa, tais como fornecedores, financiadores, os investidores, os quais estão preocupados principalmente com o destino dado pela gerencia da empresa aos recursos investidos.

  5. Uma análise da correlação entre o EVA® e o MVA® no contexto das empresas brasileiras de capital aberto Correlation between Economic Value Added and Market Value Added for publicly owned Brazilian companies

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    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo trata do tema da criação de valor, da forma como é medida pelo EVA® (Valor Econômico Adicionado e pelo MVA® (Valor de Mercado Agregado, duas metodologias desenvolvidas no final dos anos 80 pela empresa americana de consultoria Stern Stewart & Co. O EVA® é definido como a diferença entre o lucro operacional líquido depois de impostos e o custo do capital investido na empresa, enquanto o MVA® é determinado pela diferença entre o valor de mercado da empresa e o capital total nela investido. Um estudo realizado por G. Bennett Stewart III, que idealizou essas metodologias juntamente com o seu sócio Joel M. Stern, encontrou uma forte correlação entre o EVA® e o MVA®. Visando averiguar se tal resultado se aplica também ao caso das empresas brasileiras, os autores deste artigo realizaram uma pesquisa semelhante, baseada numa amostra formada por empresas de capital aberto cujas ações foram negociadas na Bovespa (Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo durante o período de 1996 a 2001.This article deals with value creation as measured by Economic Value Added (EVA® and Market Value (MVA® which are methods developed by an American consultant, Stern Stewart & Co, in the late l980's. Economic Value Added is defined as the difference between net operating profit after taxes and the cost of capital invested in a company, while Market Value Added is the difference between market value and the total capital invested in a company. G. Bennett Stewart III, who conceived this approach together with his partner Joel M. Stern, found a strong correlation between Economic Value Added and Market Value Added. Our research investigated whether this also applies to a sample of publicly owned Brazilian companies traded on the São Paulo Stock Exchange between 1996 and 2001.

  6. Reflections on 30 Years of AIDS—Part 2

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    2011-06-15

    Dr. James Curran, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health and Co-Director of Emory’s Center for AIDS Research, and Dr. Harold Jaffe, CDC’s Associate Director for Science, reflect on 30 years of the AIDS epidemic.  Created: 6/15/2011 by National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).   Date Released: 6/20/2011.

  7. Cyber Security: A Crisis of Prioritization

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    2005-02-01

    Society (CITRIS) and Professor University of California, Berkeley J. Carter Beese , Jr. President Riggs Capital Partners Pedro Celis, Ph.D. Software...Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill William J. Hannigan President AT&T Jonathan C. Javitt, M.D., M.P.H. Senior Fellow Potomac Institute...CHAIR F. Thomson Leighton MEMBERS J. Carter Beese , Jr. Patricia Thomas Evans Luis E. Fiallo Harold Mortazavian David A. Patterson Alice G

  8. Journal of Mormon History Vol. 33, No. 2, 2007

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    CONTENTS ARTICLES --The Reed Smoot Hearings: A Quest for Legitimacy Harvard S. Heath, 1 --Senator George Sutherland: Reed Smoot’s Defender Michael Harold Paulos, 81 --Daniel S. Tuttle: Utah’s Pioneer Episcopal Bishop Frederick Quinn, 119 --Civilizing the Ragged Edge: Jacob Hamblin’s Wives Todd Compton, 155 --Dr. George B. Sanderson: Nemesis of the Mormon Battalion Sherman L. Fleek, 199 REVIEWS --Pet...

  9. Innovative usage of accessory auricles as full-thickness skin graft

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    Full Text Available Accessory auricles are relatively rare malformations arising from the first branchial arch which contains skin, fat and cartilage. The treatment is usually surgical removal for the cosmetic purpose. We are sharing our experience of utilising the accessory auricle skin as full thickness graft for post.burn reconstruction of the fingers contracture of a child. Even though this type of association is rare, it is an innovative idea following Sir Harold Gilles’ principle ‘Never throw anything away’.

  10. Cyberspace: A Selected Bibliography

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    Implications of the Private Sector’s Role in Cyber Conflict." Texas International Law Journal 47, no. 3 (Summer 2012): 617-640. ProQuest Lucas, George R...Cyberspace." Proceedings: United States Naval Institute 137, no. 2 (February 2011): 32-37. ProQuest Lin, Herbert . "Escalation Dynamics and Conflict...Harold Hongju. "International Law in Cyberspace." USCYBERCOM [United States Cyber Command] Inter-Agency Legal Conference, Ft. Meade , MD, September 18

  11. Transitions from Military Rule in South America: The Obligational Legitimacy Hypothesis.

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    1987-12-01

    34will have to make use, [once in power] of some degree or some form of electoral legitimation."󈨅 Finer states, "They seek, in short, to exercise a...political jeito and casuismos (gerrymandering, electoral engineering, etc.) to establish a pro military party, the National Renovating Alliance (ARENA...and Co., 1906. Molineu, Harold. U.S. Policy Toward Latin America. Boulder: Westview Press, 1986. Moro, Comodoro D. Ruben. Historico Del Conflicto Del

  12. Ship's barbers

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    Showing two sailors having their hair cut (? one is possibly being shaved) on board ship. Three other sailors can be seen standing on the right-hand side of the photograph. The photograph is from an album inscribed 'H.M.S. Lancaster; Mediterranean Photographic Album: Diary of Events and Important Places Visited during the Commission 1910-1912' on the cover. This album was the property of Sydney Harold Liddle.

  13. How Does Psychoanalysis Help in Reconstructing Political Thought? An Exercise of Interpretation

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    Subramaniam Chandran

    2011-01-01

    The significance of psychology in studying politics is embedded in philosophical issues as well as behavioural pursuits. For the former is often associated with Sigmund Freud and his followers. The latter is inspired by the writings of Harold Lasswell. Political psychology or psychopolitics has its own impression on political thought ever since it deciphers the concept of human nature and political propaganda. More importantly, psychoanalysis views political thought as a ...

  14. Fort Jackson, a Preventive Approach to Family Life Ministry in a Military Community.

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    1979-12-01

    permeability in defining the family and non-family world . 1John E. Mack and Elvin V. Temrad, "Classical Psychoanalysis , " in Comprehensive Textbook of...John E., and Temrad, Elvin V. "Classical Psychoanalysis ." In Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, pp. 269-319. Edited by Alfred Freedman and Harold...this kind of communi- cation is not just going to happen. 4. Participate in some common pursuits. Share your visions, hopes, and dreams by translating

  15. United States-Vietnam Relations 1945-1967 (Book 1 of 12)

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    Virginia W. C. (DAN) DANIEL, Virginia G. V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY. Mississippi MICHAEL J. HARRINGTON, Massachusetts HAROLD RUNNELS, New Mexico LES ASPIN...Committee established and who chose it? Will Front policy be followed and will there be communication with the Front? Adn since this assembly is...Went to Singapore, arrested again and sent back to Hong Kong. Admitted to hospital for . tuberculosis . 1933 Nguyen Ai Quoc reported dead in Hong

  16. Deconstructing Our Dark Age Future

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    2009-03-16

    existed for centuries. Perhaps the most compelling archetypes, however, were the various anarchist movements of the late Victorian era . In the 30 or so...position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5050 USAWC CLASS ...supposes even King Harold II would have viewed the Norman Conquest of Britain as turning the clock back 66 years. True, worrisome social and

  17. Defining Moments in MMWR History: The AIDS Epidemic, Pneumocystis Pneumonia --- Los Angeles 1981

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    On June 5, 1981, MMWR published a report of Pneumocystis pneumonia in five previously healthy young gay men in Los Angeles, California. This report was later acknowledged as the first published account of what would become known as human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. It was the first of many MMWR reports that led to a better understanding of this new condition. In this podcast, Dr. Harold Jaffe recalls CDC's investigation and response to the AIDS Epidemic.

  18. High Efficiency Large-Angle Pancharatnam Phase Deflector Based on Dual Twist Design

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    2016-12-16

    construction and characterization of a ±40° beam steering device with 90% diffraction efficiency based on our dual-twist design at 633nm wavelength...N. & Escuti, M. J. Achromatic Wollaston prism beam splitter using polarization gratings. Opt. Lett. 41, 4461–4463 (2016). 13. Slussarenko, S., et...High-efficiency large-angle Pancharatnam phase deflector based on dual-twist design Kun Gao1, Colin McGinty1, Harold Payson2, Shaun Berry2, Joseph

  19. Drug and Alcohol Studies (Volume 5: Interventions)

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    VOLUME FIVE: INTERVENTIONS Natural Recovery from Alcohol Problems Harald Klingemann School-Based Programmes to Prevent Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use Gilbert Botvin and Kenneth Griffin Community Prevention of Alcohol Problems Harold Holder Can Screening and Brief Intervention Lead to Population-Level Reductions in Alcohol-Related Harm? Nick Heather Sharpening the Focus of Alcohol Policy from Aggregate Consumption to Harm and Risk Reduction Tim Stockwell et al A Review of the Efficacy and...

  20. Synthesis and characterization of new thiourea and urea derivatives ...

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    Hasti Sudhamani et al. N. S/O. O. N. F. O. N. S. O. N ... All the required chemicals were purchased from Sigma. Aldrich and the ... of remaining compounds (8b-g) and urea derivatives. (9a-d). ..... Nicholas J H, John G J, Kendra L B, Paul G C, Harold. B H, Lisa L K ... Nadaradjane A Nicod L Guyon C Xicluna A Robert. J F and ...

  1. Report on Follow-up Visit to Ecuador, Part 1

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    Educacion Dr. Harold G. Conger, Director of the Servicio Cooperativo Interamericano de Salud Pdblica Mr, Milton Lobell, Director of the Servicio Cooperativo Interamericano de Agricultura Mr. David Luscombe, Chief of the Misicn Andina0 ...for Health; 3) Minister of Defense and his staff; 4) Planning Board (Junta de Planification y Coordination); 5) Director, National Institute of...Dr. Germanico Salgado, Technical Director of the Junta Nacional de Planificacidn y Coordinacidn Econolnica Dr. Luis Alberto Palacios, Dean of the

  2. 82D Airborne Division in Sicily and Italy

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    34L.1 ranki, wou1d1 refrain from flashUing his tc;rch inrsiLd4e the caro Neithbler T1’ayloEcr no<->r 3-ar di ror f el+- : nyXr real chill o- f fea -r... Mendez , Louis G, Myers, Joseph F, Muzynski, TWalter J, Nau, Charles E, Ostberg, EJe Parris, Harold L; Polette, Lloyd L, Prager, Clarence’ Prager, Leonard A

  3. Preventing Genocide: How the Early Use of Force Might Have Succeeded in Rwanda.

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    at 50: A Time for Reform," and Ruben P. Mendez , "Paying for Peace and Development," Foreign Policy 100 (Fall 1995), pp. 3-18 and 19-31, respectively...1996. Mendez , Ruben P. "Paying for Peace and Development." Foreign Policy 100 (Fall 1995), pp. 19-32.- Metz, Steven. "Disaster and Intervention in Sub...Hauts de Seine, Senat Carol Bellamy Executive Director UNICEF Harold Brown Counselor Center for Strategic and International Studies McGeorge Bundy

  4. How Do We Turn This Thing Off? A Study to Determine an Approach for Making Curtailment of Service and Closure Decisions in Health Care Facilities.

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    22a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL 22b TELEPHONE (Include Area Code) 22c. OFFICE SYMBOL Lawrence M. Leahy, MAJ, MS (512) 221-6345 HSHA-IHC DO Form...Facilities. Germantown, MD.: Aspen Systems Corporation, 1976. Bierman, Harold Jr., Charles R. Bonini and Warren H. Hausman . Quantitative Analysis for Business...Assessment," Topics in Health Care Financing II, No. 4 ( Summer , 1976), 109-121. Drake, David F. and Kozak, David M. "A Primer on Antitrust and Hospital

  5. Leadership for health care in the 21st Century: A personal perspective

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    2010-01-01

    Harold C SlavkinUniversity of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USAAbstract: From my perspective, there is no infallible step-by-step formula for becoming an effective or transformational leader. My assertion is that leadership can be taught and learned. Specifically, a person can observe and internalize select models of leadership from unique environments, and then use these “lessons learned” to foster a potential for leadership by learning about what’s work...

  6. Pople, Schneider, and Bernstein - a truly seminal treatise of NMR

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    Roberts, J.D.

    2005-01-01

    The appearance of the authoritative and comprehensive book, High-Resolution Nuclear Resonance Spectroscopy, by John A. Pople, William G. Schneider, and Harold J. Bernstein in 1959 came at just the right time for chemists and other scientists to develop a clear vision of the wide breadth of applications of this critical emerging field and, in addition, to have the opportunity to learn the underlying basic theory in substantial detail. (author)

  7. The long locum: health propaganda in New Zealand.

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    Dow, Derek

    2003-03-14

    Health Department folklore since the 1950s has attributed the rise of health education in New Zealand almost entirely to the efforts of one man, 'Radio Doctor' Harold Turbott. The historical evidence reveals, however, a more extensive commitment by the Health Department, dating back to its foundation in 1900. This paper examines the evolution of health education in New Zealand and concludes that Turbott's role in its development has been overstated, largely at his own instigation.

  8. High Productivity Computing Systems and Competitiveness Initiative

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    2007-07-01

    digital animation industry, which is drawing audiences around the world, and profits for the U.S. entertainment sector. Leonard explained to attendees... audiences in large part because a range of HPC hardware and software tools enabled filmmakers to control subtle aspects of lighting to characters’ fur and...Blackstone Group Harold J. Raveché Stevens Institute of Technology Steven S Reinemund Pepsi -Cola Company Judith Rodin University of Pennsylvania Allen B

  9. An Assessment of the Perceptions of Secondary Special and General Education Teachers Working in Inclusive Settings in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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    Luseno, Florah Kavulani

    2001-01-01

    AN ASSESSMENT OF THE PERCEPTIONS OF SECONDARY SPECIAL AND GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS WORKING IN INCLUSIVE SETTINGS IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA by FLORAH KAVULANI LUSENO Committee Chair: Diane N. Gillespie; Co-Chair: Harold J. McGrady Administration and Supervision of Special Education (ABSTRACT) One of the major challenges facing special and general classroom teachers stems from the current educational movement towards inclusion, a process that emphasizes p...

  10. Technical Digest of the 1998 Summer Topical Meeting on Organic Optics and Optoelectronics

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    1998-07-01

    Larry Dalton, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Harold Fetterman , University of California, Los Angeles, CA Steve Forrest...OPTIC MODULATORS H. Fetterman , D. Chen, A. Udupa. D. Bhattachaya, B. Tsap University of Califonia, Los Angeles 90024 S. Lee, A. Chen, J. Chen, W...Chen, H.R. Fetterman , A. Chen, W.H. Steier, and L. R. Dalton, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, (1997). 2. T.A. Tumolillo and P.R. Ashley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62

  11. A contribuição da determinação do valor da empresa e do EVA® no processo de análise de crédito A contribution to the determination of company value in the credit analysis process

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    José Odálio dos Santos

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta os princípios básicos da teoria de avaliação de empresas e da avaliação do risco de crédito, além das ferramentas de avaliação usadas para calcular o lucro operacional líquido menos impostos ajustados (NOPLAT, o capital investido na atividade operacional das empresas (CI, o fluxo de caixa livre (FCF, o custo médio ponderado de capital (WACC, o retorno sobre o capital investido (ROIC e o valor econômico agregado (EVA®¹. O principal objetivo deste artigo é demonstrar como o relacionamento entre essas variáveis poderia qualificar a tomada de decisão no processo de análise de crédito. Além disso, este artigo representa um guia resumido do processo de análise de crédito para todos os profissionais que fazem decisões de crédito em empresas financeiras e não-financeiras. A fim de demonstrar a contribuição do cálculo do valor da empresa no processo de análise de crédito, apresenta-se um estudo de caso para aplicações práticas.The basic principles of valuation theory and credit risk assessment were presented together with tools of appraisal used to calculate net operating profit. Net operating profit was obtained after adjusting taxes to a cash basis, capital invested in business operations, free cash flow, weighted average cost of capital, return on invested capital and economic value added EVA®. This demonstrated how the relation of these variables could contribute to qualify the decision making in the process of credit analysis. A summarized guide of the credit analysis was included for all professionals making credit decisions in both financial and non financial companies. Practical application in a case study was made to demonstrate the contribution of corporate valuation to credit risk analysis.

  12. Análise do investimento em climatização para bovinos de leite em sistema de alojamento free-stall Analysis of the investment in climatization for dairy cows in freestall

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    Silvia R. L. Souza

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available A dificuldade de adaptação das raças leiteiras européias no Brasil afeta diretamente o setor produtivo de leite. As condições climáticas do País são desfavoráveis, e o desenvolvimento de novas tecnologias é imprescindível para que o potencial genético e a capacidade de conversão alimentar sejam evidenciados nos animais. Dessa forma, a análise econômica do investimento na climatização de instalações do tipo free-stall torna-se necessária para estimar os aspectos relacionados à rentabilidade, capacidade de pagamento e tempo necessário para recuperar o capital investido. O objetivo deste trabalho foi o de avaliar a influência da climatização no processo produtivo de bovinos de leite e realizar uma análise econômica do investimento. Foram utilizadas 470 vacas com características genéticas e morfológicas homogêneas, de alta produção, analisadas em dois períodos semelhantes. Os cálculos do investimento foram efetuados por meio do programa Excell®. Os resultados das análises indicam que deve haver retorno do capital investido em curto prazo (57 dias.The difficulty in adapting European dairy cows breeds in Brazil affect considerably the milk production sector. Brazilian climatic conditions are not totally favorable and the development of new tecnologies is needed for the animals express their genetic potential, as well as their best feed conversion. An economical analysis of the applied investment in the free-stall climatization equipment in dairy housing, for estimating studies related to profit, possibility of return investment as well as time for this return is necessary. The objective of this research was to evaluate the influence of climatization investment in the milk production process and analyze the economical aspect of this investment. There were used 470 high productive dairy cows with genetic and morphologic homogeneous characteristics, and analyzed in two similar periods. Investment calculations were

  13. Framework for a new dialogue between psychoanalysis and neurosciences: is the combined neuro-psychoanalytic approach the missing link?

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    Vaslamatzis Grigoris

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Freud's legacy deriving from his work The project for a scientific psychology (1895 could give a new impetus to the dialogue between psychoanalysis and neurosciences. A rapproachment phase is warrented. Based on the work of psychoanalysts who are themselves neuroscientists (such as Mauro Mancia, Martha Koukkou and Harold Shevrin or have a long term dialogue with neuroscientists (Arnold Modell, three points of epistemological congruence are described: 1. dualism is no longer a satisfactory solution 2. cautions for the centrality of interpretation (hermeneutics 3. the self-criticism of neuroscientists

  14. Performance and palliative care: a drama module for medical students.

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    Jeffrey, Ewan James; Goddard, Jen; Jeffrey, David

    2012-12-01

    This paper describes an innovative 2 weeks module for medical students facilitated by drama educators and a palliative medicine doctor. The module incorporates drama, end-of-life care, teamwork and reflective practice. The module contents, practical aspects of drama teaching and learning outcomes are discussed. Various themes emerged from a study of Harold Pinter's play, The Caretaker, which were relevant to clinical practice: silence, power, communication, uncertainty and unanswered questions. Drama teaching may be one way of enhancing students' confidence, increasing self- awareness, developing ethical thinking and fostering teamworking.

  15. La Redención del Egotismo: James y Proust como Ejercicios Espirituales

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    Richard Rorty

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo de la recomendaciones de Harold Bloom sobre qué leer y por qué, se plantea que la literatura imaginativa, más que la argumentativa, es la manera más eficiente de alcanzar una autonomía intelectual. Una clase de autonomía que lo libera a uno de formas de pensamiento esterotipadas sobre los seres humanos. Luego estos planteamiento se extrapoldan a los escritores James y Proust como ejemplos de creadores de obras liberadoras del egotismo.

  16. Repletion of Zinc and Iron Deficiencies Improves Cognition of Premenopausal Women.

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    1997-10-01

    Principal Investigator: Sandstead, Harold H. Contract No. DAMD17-95-C-5112 g11) + K2 exp( -g21) + K3 exp (-g31), where t is time in days, explained...Folic acid, vitamin B12, pyridoxine, and homocystine are being measured in blood before and after treatment to determine effects of repletion of...K^ exp( -gx t) + K2 exp( -g2 t) + K3 exp (-g3 t), where t is time in days. Since the change of the third term during 24 hours was about 10 %, NIR

  17. Project management case studies

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    Kerzner, Harold R

    2013-01-01

    A new edition of the most popular book of project management case studies, expanded to include more than 100 cases plus a ""super case"" on the Iridium Project Case studies are an important part of project management education and training. This Fourth Edition of Harold Kerzner''s Project Management Case Studies features a number of new cases covering value measurement in project management. Also included is the well-received ""super case,"" which covers all aspects of project management and may be used as a capstone for a course. This new edition:Contains 100-plus case studies drawn from re

  18. Defining Moments in MMWR History: The AIDS Epidemic, Pneumocystis Pneumonia --- Los Angeles 1981

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    2017-12-01

    On June 5, 1981, MMWR published a report of Pneumocystis pneumonia in five previously healthy young gay men in Los Angeles, California. This report was later acknowledged as the first published account of what would become known as human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. It was the first of many MMWR reports that led to a better understanding of this new condition. In this podcast, Dr. Harold Jaffe recalls CDC’s investigation and response to the AIDS Epidemic.  Created: 12/1/2017 by MMWR.   Date Released: 12/1/2017.

  19. La construcción del canon y la cuestión del valor literario The Construction of Cannon and the Matter of Lierary Value

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    Idelber Avelar

    2009-01-01

    Este ensayo plantea la premisa de que en todo estudio literario está presente, de una u otra forma, la pregunta por el valor. Desde aquí, centrándose en la crítica y algunas problemáticas respecto a ésta, se desarrolla una breve panorámica sobre el tema del juicio y del «valor literario», partiendo por algunos preceptos del New Criticism, pasando, entre otros, por algunas reflexiones de Wayne Booth, hasta llegar, acercándose y poniendo en tensión su concepto de canon, a Harold Bloom.The follo...

  20. La construcción del canon y la cuestión del valor literario

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    Avelar, Idelber

    2009-01-01

    Este ensayo plantea la premisa de que en todo estudio literario está presente, de una u otra forma, la pregunta por el valor. Desde aquí, centrándose en la crítica y algunas problemáticas respecto a ésta, se desarrolla una breve panorámica sobre el tema del juicio y del «valor literario», partiendo por algunos preceptos del New Criticism, pasando, entre otros, por algunas reflexiones de Wayne Booth, hasta llegar, acercándose y poniendo en tensión su concepto de canon, a Harold Bloom. The f...

  1. Empresarios y vías de comunicación en el siglo XIX: Una ruta y un pionero

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    José Ernesto Ramírez

    1988-04-01

    Full Text Available La época del Pacífico llega a Colombia: Construcción de la ruta Cali-Buenaventura, 1854-1882. James Harold Neal (Tesis de doctorado en historia. Vanderbilt University. Nashville. Tennesee, 1971 University Microfilm International, Ann Arbor. 1983, xvii-278 pags: cinco mapas. Francisco Javier Cisneros: un pionero en transportes y desarrollo económico en Colombia. Hernán Horna (Tesis de doctorado en historia. Vanderbilt Universty. Nashvilie, Tennesee. 1970 University Microfilm International, Ann Arbor, 1983, vii-337 págs: cinco mapas.

  2. Playing politics with nuclear is all part of the game

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    Shepherd, John [nuclear 24, St George' s Redditch (United Kingdom)

    2018-02-15

    If a week is a long time in politics - a statement attributed to former British prime minister Harold Wilson - then what about a month, or several months - a period relevant for the use of nuclear power? The nuclear industry has long accepted that it can be used as a political football, to be kicked into goal or off the pitch completely depending on the situation at hand. Our industry therefore has power in the political sense too, but with power comes responsibility - nuclear leaders know that only too well and now is as good as time as ever to lead by example.

  3. Playing politics with nuclear is all part of the game

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    Shepherd, John

    2018-01-01

    If a week is a long time in politics - a statement attributed to former British prime minister Harold Wilson - then what about a month, or several months - a period relevant for the use of nuclear power? The nuclear industry has long accepted that it can be used as a political football, to be kicked into goal or off the pitch completely depending on the situation at hand. Our industry therefore has power in the political sense too, but with power comes responsibility - nuclear leaders know that only too well and now is as good as time as ever to lead by example.

  4. NMA supports the industry's agenda in Washington

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    Fiscor, S.

    2009-02-15

    New leadership takes over at the National Mining Association, while it readies itself to defend mining interest and educate a new presidential administration and congress. Harold 'Hal' Quinn was appointed CEO on 10 September 2008. In an interview he talks about NMA's top priorities. These include mine safety performance, climate change, training and regulatory issues. The NMA's overall objective is to make sure that USA has a public policy environment that ensures a healthy and vital domestic mining industry so that we can provide the energy and material needed for the public on a cost-effective basis. 1 photo.

  5. Crítica de Libros.

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    Fernando Colina Pérez; Ana Isabel Segura; Loreto García; Mauricio Jalón; María Bolaños Atienza

    2000-01-01

    Robert J. STOLLER, Dolor y pasión. Un psicoanalista explora el mundo sadomasoquista, Buenos Aires, Manantial, 1998. Fernando Colina Harold I. KAPLAN, Benjamin J. SADOCK, Sinopsis de Psiquiatría, Madrid, Médica Panamericana, 1999.Ana Isabel Segura Azucena COUCEIRO, Bioética para clínicos, Madrid, Triacastella, 1999. Loreto García Armando GARCÍA GONZÁLEZ, Raquel ÁLVAREZ PELÁEZ, En busca de la raza perfecta. Eugenesia e higiene en Cuba (1898-1958), Madrid, CSIC, 1999. Mauricio Jalón Raquel ÁLVAR...

  6. Advanced Cathodes for Next Generation Electric Propulsion Technology

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    2008-03-01

    learning opportunity- of which it did. Finally, Dr. Glen Perram of the physics department at AFIT was so gracious to let us borrow his Langmuir Probe in...Applications Like Hall thrusters, ion thrusters also employ hollow cathodes.15,18,19,20,21 Harold Kaufman at NASA Glen Research Center (GRC... brittle nature, a problem common to CeB6 and LaB6. As a result, easier to machine polycrystalline inserts for LaB6 have been used for hollow cathodes in

  7. The Antiaircraft Journal. Volume 93, Number 6, November-December 1950

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    1950-12-01

    compromise. Russia and the satellites deposited a reser- vation against freeing the original Detaining Power from responsibility. HUl\\ IANE TREATMENT OF...H., 543 Flynn Ave., Redwood City, Calif. Cox, Thomas R., 46 Maitland Rd., Stamford, Conn. DeRita, Joseph, Box 83, Lafayette, R. I. DiEnno, John, Jr... Ian 2-40 Broudy, Harold, Capt. 2- 2 Cunningham, Elmo E., 1st Lt. 5- 7 Currie, A. A., Lt. Col. 1-26 Dillon, Joseph V., Brig. Gen 6-34 Dineley, R. L., M

  8. Optimizing the use of Limb Tourniquets in Tactical Combat Casualty Care: TCCC Guidelines Change 14-02

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    2014-02-01

    Bagley S , Kragh JF Jr, Cap AP, Dubick MA, Morrison JJ, Midwinter MJ, Butler FK, Kotwal RS, Holcomb JB. Military medical revolution: Prehospital combat...MD; John F. Kragh Jr., MD; Rom A. Stevens, MD; Jason M. Seery, MD; Donald L. Parsons, PA-C; Harold R. Montgomery, NREMT/ATP; Russ S . Kotwal, MD...Care: TCCC Guidelines Change 14-02. 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR( S ) Shackelford S . A., Butler Jr. F

  9. The SME (Structure-Mapping Engine) User’s Manual (SME Version 2E)

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    1988-12-30

    It is prior to this step that one might want to think about wether to modify any system parameters (e.g., print the match hypotheses, print only the...Wshington, DC 20390 Department of Psychology Carnegie-Mellon University Dr. Judith Orsanu Schenley Park Dr. Harold P. O’Neil, Jr. Basic Research Office...Pinker Baltimore, MD 21201 Department of Psychology ElO-018 Dr. Judith W. Segal MIT Dr. J. Wesley Regian OERI Cambridge, MA 02139 AFHRL/IDI 556 New

  10. The foundations of fuzzy control

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    Lewis, Harold W

    1997-01-01

    Harold Lewis applied a cross-disciplinary approach in his highly accessible discussion of fuzzy control concepts. With the aid of fifty-seven illustrations, he thoroughly presents a unique mathematical formalism to explain the workings of the fuzzy inference engine and a novel test plant used in the research. Additionally, the text posits a new viewpoint on why fuzzy control is more popular in some countries than in others. A direct and original view of Japanese thinking on fuzzy control methods, based on the author's personal knowledge of - and association with - Japanese fuzzy research, is also included.

  11. Building Worlds and Learning Astronomy on Facebook Part III: Testing, Launch, and Evaluation

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    Harold, J.; Hines, D.; Vidugiris, E.; Goldman, K. H.

    2015-11-01

    James Harold (SSI), Dean Hines (STScI/SSI) and a team at the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute are developing Starchitect, an end-to-end stellar and planetary evolution game for the Facebook platform. Supported by NSF and NASA, and based in part on a prototype presented at ASP several years ago, Starchitect uses the “sporadic play” model of games such as Farmville, where players might only take actions a few times a day, but may continue playing for months. This paper is an update to a presentation at last year's ASP conference.

  12. Hearing the Dark Voicelessness

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    Susan V. Donaldson

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available In the fall of 1949 Welty made her first trip to Europe, a Guggenheim-financed trip that took her to Italy, France, England, and Ireland, to literary and expatriate communities from Paris to Florence that included historians Harold Acton and Kenneth Clark, novelists Ralph Ellison and Sinclair Lewis, poets Stephen Spender, W. H. Auden, and Edith Sitwell, and in particular an Anglo-Irish writer intimately acquainted with the aftermath of empire in Ireland–Elizabeth Bowen (Marrs 170-86. Amid th...

  13. Collaborative Research in the Digital Humanities

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    Deegan, Marilyn

    2012-01-01

    Collaboration within digital humanities is both a pertinent and a pressing topic as the traditional mode of the humanist, working alone in his or her study, is supplemented by explicitly co-operative, interdependent and collaborative research. This is particularly true where computational methods are employed in large-scale digital humanities projects. This book, which celebrates the contributions of Harold Short to this field, presents fourteen essays by leading authors in the digital humanities. It addresses several issues of collaboration, from the multiple perspectives of institutions, pro

  14. Millennium ecosystem assessment: research needs

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    Carpenter, SR

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available changes. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Research Needs ECOLOGY C r o s s - s c a l e p r o c e s s e s Human well-being Healt h, ba sic ne eds, incom e, sec urity, freed om, s ocial relat ions Direct drivers... Foundation, Los Altos, CA 94022, USA. †Author for correspondence. E-mail: hmooney@stanford.edu Stephen R. Carpenter,1 Ruth DeFries,2 Thomas Dietz,3 Harold A. Mooney,4† Stephen Polasky,5 Walter V. Reid,6* Robert J. Scholes7 Enhanced online at www...

  15. Motivação humana : motivos envolvidos no processo educacional na UFAC

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    Minoru Martins Kinpara

    2000-01-01

    Resumo: O presente trabalho tem por objetivo conhecer e compreender os motivos que levam as pessoas a participarem do processo de educação superior no Acre, permanecendo na Universidade até completarem a graduação e tendo como quadro teórico a concepção de desenvolvimento humano de Abraham Harold Maslow. A teoria presta ênfase à natureza e potenciais de crescimento intrínsecos ao homem como determinantes de seu desenvolvimento pessoal. 552 sujeitos, alunos e alguns professores ...

  16. Framework for a new dialogue between psychoanalysis and neurosciences: is the combined neuro-psychoanalytic approach the missing link?

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    Vaslamatzis, Grigoris

    2007-01-01

    Freud's legacy deriving from his work The project for a scientific psychology (1895) could give a new impetus to the dialogue between psychoanalysis and neurosciences. A rapproachment phase is warrented. Based on the work of psychoanalysts who are themselves neuroscientists (such as Mauro Mancia, Martha Koukkou and Harold Shevrin) or have a long term dialogue with neuroscientists (Arnold Modell), three points of epistemological congruence are described: 1. dualism is no longer a satisfactory solution 2. cautions for the centrality of interpretation (hermeneutics) 3. the self-criticism of neuroscientists PMID:17976245

  17. Contemporary demands on the community nurse

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    O.H. Muller

    1984-09-01

    Full Text Available A quarter of a century ago Mr Harold MacMillan delivered his famous Winds o f Change speech in Cape Town. In 1975 Dr. Wolff Bodenstein, in delivering a paper on primary health care, referred to the storms o f change. Now, a decade later, John Naisbitt speaks of megatrends when elaborating on change on a worldwide scale from an industrial society to an informational society. Alvin Toffler’s widely read The Third Wave speaks of similar trends on a scale comparable to the agricultural revolution and the industrial revolution.

  18. Critical Irony or the Lovers of Ruins: The Aesthete, the Dandy and the Flâneur

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    Naim Garnica

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This essay examines the critical character of Friedrich Schlegel’s Romantic irony, following its considerations and appropriations by Walter Benjamin, Harold Bloom and Paul de Man. Likewise, it shows a parallelism of this critical attitude of irony with three Romantic literary figures: the aesthete, the dandy and the flâneur. The aesthete, the dandy and the flâneur, joined by a prophetic faith in art, make of irony a profession moving between creation and destruction. Appropriation in the poststructuralist context allows us to perceive in irony such a radical incomprehension, developing an aesthetic pattern operating between creation and annihilation.

  19. Advanced Propulsion Physics Lab: Eagleworks Investigations

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    Scogin, Tyler

    2014-01-01

    Eagleworks Laboratory is an advanced propulsions physics laboratory with two primary investigations currently underway. The first is a Quantum Vacuum Plasma Thruster (QVPT or Q-thrusters), an advanced electric propulsion technology in the development and demonstration phase. The second investigation is in Warp Field Interferometry (WFI). This is an investigation of Dr. Harold "Sonny" White's theoretical physics models for warp field equations using optical experiments in the Electro Optical laboratory (EOL) at Johnson Space Center. These investigations are pursuing technology necessary to enable human exploration of the solar system and beyond.

  20. John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy: Myth or Reality?

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    1989-06-02

    seventies. Only the Fetterman debacle in Dakota Territory in 1866 and Custer’s defeat on the Little Bighorn in 1876 come close to matching the slaughter of...Thursday’s last command appears freely borrowed from Harold Von Schmidt’s painting Fetterman Massacre, which illustrated Bellah’s original story in...Bonanza Books, 1986), 159; Film still, FC, 8.18, f.5, 9; Photograph in David Nevin, !rhSjQdierg, Old West Series (New York: Time-Life Books, 1975

  1. Emerging Technologies Program Integration Report. Volume 1. Narrative, Analyses and Assessment

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    1987-05-04

    James S. (T) 31. GREGG, Dr. Michael C. (T) 61. REDDY, Dr. Raj (T) 2. ATLAS, Dr. David (T) 32. HADDAD, Dr. Genevieve M. 62. REDIKER, Dr. Robert H. 3...Dr. Martin C. 83. WEEKS, Dr. Wilford 6 24. FAETH, Dr. Gerald 54. MUNSON, Mr. John 84. WEINTRAUB, Dr. Daniel 1. (T) 25. FETTERMAN , Dr. Harold 55...T) 2. ATLAS, Dr. David (T) 32. HADDAD, Dr. Genevieve M. 62. REDIKER, Dr. Robert H. 3. BALDESCHWIELER, Dr. John (T) 33. HAMMOND, Dr. George S. 63

  2. Archeological and Historic Cultural Resources Inventory for a Proposed Flood Control Project at Grafton, Walsh County, North Dakota.

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    1983-10-01

    10,000 B.C. to 6000 B.C.) subsistence was based primarily on exploitation of herds of big game animals, popularly referred to as megafauna. Much of this...Alkire Mound (32SI200), and Porcupine Creek Component (32SI6, an occupation site) , all located on the Missouri River and north of the North Dakota...attempting to form any idea of the numerous herds of buffalo which must have passed here" (Harold Printing Co. 1909). It is likely that such a region would

  3. Entrepreneurship and innovation: the co-operative society as a commercial option to development Empreendedorismo e inovação: a cooperativa como alternativa empresarial para o desenvolvimento

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    Giovani Ribeiro Rodrigues Alves

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The crisis of the traditional capitalism urges innovation. The cooperative is an alternative way of usual commercial organization, and it does this without compromising the institutes of free enterprises and private property. Cooperativism promotes ethics and democracy as an environment of entrepreneurship. The profits are shared according to the participation in the activities and not according to how much the person have paid before. The experience of cooperativism in developed countries shows how much it is profitable and good to economics and society.A crise da forma tradicional de capitalismo clama por inovações. A cooperativa é uma forma alternativa à organização empresarial tradicional, sem deixar de assegurar a livre iniciativa e a propriedade privada. O cooperativismo preza a ética e a democracia num ambiente propício ao empreendimento. Pressupõe uma cultura de desapego ao poder estabelecido com base no capital investido, e a participação nos resultados proporcional à conduta proativa do empreendedor. A experiência das cooperativas em países de alto grau de desenvolvimento corrobora o acerto desta forma de organização e se mostra útil para o desenvolvimento econômico e social do empreendedor.

  4. Conceituando o trabalho, o visível e o invisível Conceptualizing the work, the visible and invisible

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    Yves Schwartz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo discutimos, na perspectiva da ergologia, o conceito de trabalho. Situamos as definições dele ao longo da história por diferentes correntes de pensamento e polemizamos sobre o caráter inédito, invisível e visível do trabalho. O que ele pressupõe e o que ele permite inferir em termos de investimento humano pessoal e coletivo. O que ele revela em termos de continuidades de modos de fazer e o que ele omite em termos de saberes investidos. Procuramos retrabalhar a noção de trabalho, tentando explicar os impasses evocados. Ao final, sugerimos como esta reapreciação da noção de trabalho poderia reinterrogar também o trabalho do historiador.This paper discusses, from the perspective of ergology, the concept of work. We place the definitions of it throughout history by different currents of thought and debate about the unprecedented nature, invisible and visible of labor. What it entails and what it allows us to infer in terms of collective and personal human investment. What it reveals in terms of continuity of ways of doing and what it omits in terms of knowledge invested. We seek to rework the notion of work, trying to explain the dilemmas evoked. Finally, we suggest how this review of the concept of work could also interrogate the historian's work.

  5. Acerca de lo que he Intentado Hacer en mi Labor de Investigación, Dónde Puede que haya Acertado y Donde he Fracasado

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    Richard Mattessich

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    Full Text Available Este artículo se basa en la presentación que hice al ser investido Doctor honoris causa (el 12 de noviembre de 1998 por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Sin embargo, es una adaptación que amplía considerablemente dicha presentación y no se limita al problema de la metodología de contabilidad condicional-normativa (como en la presentación original. El artículo ofrece una descripción concisa de cómo he afrontado algunos de los problemas de mayor envergadura respecto de la contabilidad y la filosofía durante mi trayectoria académica. Por necesidad, este trabajo no entra en detalles secundarios o matices, sino que presenta un cuadro de trazos amplios y generales. This paper is based on my presentation on the occasion of receiving a Doctor honoris causa (on November 12, 1998 from the University Complutense of Madrid. However, the present paper is an adaptation and considerable extension of that presentation and is not limited to the problem of conditional-normative accounting methodology (as was the original presentation. The paper offers a concise survey of my struggle with some major problems of accounting and philosophy during my academic career. By necessity, it does not enter into a lot of secondary details and subtleties; it rather paints the picture in rough and broad strokes.

  6. Pesquisa, desenvolvimento e inovação para o controle das doenças negligenciadas

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    Fabiana Lícia Araújo dos Santos

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O fluxo contínuo de novos produtos no mercado é fruto da inovação tecnológica apresentada pela Indústria Farmacêutica. O governo Brasileiro tem investido em iniciativas promissoras de inovação através do desenvolvimento de medicamentos para os programas públicos de saúde, instituindo o Programa de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Doenças Negligenciadas, o qual foca sete doenças: dengue, doenças de Chagas, leishmaniose, hanseníase, malária, esquistossomose e tuberculose. O artigo foca uma revisão sobre P&D aplicada à prevenção e controle das doenças negligenciadas no Brasil e no mundo. Com base nos dados levantados, percebeu-se que são grandes as dificuldades para o desenvolvimento de P&D em tecnologias e produtos para combater as doenças negligenciadas e que são poucos os investimentos financeiros nesse segmento quando comparados aos de pesquisas que focam outras enfermidades. Diante disso, pode-se enfatizar a importância de investimentos em pesquisas nesse setor, em saneamento básico e programas educativos que orientem a população sobre combate à proliferação dos vetores e agentes causadores.

  7. El tratamiento burocrático y clasificación de personas desaparecidas (1976-1983

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    Nazarena Belén Mora

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se propone reflexionar acerca de las formas de clasificar o bien de "poner cada cosa en su lugar" que asumieron las burocracias estatales durante la última dictadura militar argentina (1976-1983. Particularmente, se indagará sobre las maneras que adoptaron ciertos burócratas investidos de autoridad estatal para clasificar a las personas detenidas-desaparecidas en el escenario de dos instituciones de la ciudad de Mar del Plata: un hospital y una comisaría. Y, en qué medida, esto creó un estado de "normalidad" en una situación por demás "anormal".This article intends to reflect on the classification practices, or the ways of "putting each thing in its place" that state bureaucracies assumed during the last dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983. In particular, it will inquire on the ways that certain bureaucrats vested with state authority adopted to classify detained-disappeared people beyond the "daily world", in the scenery of two institutions of Mar del Plata city: a hospital and a police headquarter. And, to what extent this wasn't an intention to create a state of "normality" in a situation by all means "abnormal".

  8. Fatores associados ao aborto induzido entre jovens pobres na cidade de São Paulo, 2007

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    Rebeca de Souza e Silva

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    Full Text Available Esse artigo investiga fatores associados ao aborto induzido entre jovens residentes numa comunidade pobre da cidade de São Paulo. A amostra foi composta por 102 homens e 99 mulheres de 14 a 25 anos de idade que já haviam iniciado suas vidas sexuais. Usou-se o modelo hierárquico de regressão logística. As variáveis não ter companheiro sexual no momento da entrevista, sexo do entrevistado, idade no momento da entrevista, priorizar morar só e número de gestações compuseram o modelo final. Dar muita importância a morar só quadruplica a chance de ocorrer um aborto. Jovens mais velhos foram menos propensos a se deparar com um aborto, dado que a chance de se optar pelo aborto se reduz 17% para cada incremento de um ano na idade dos jovens. Isso é indicativo de que as gestações ocorreram de forma inesperada, intempestiva, como é praxe nas condutas adolescentes, sendo as maiores candidatas a terminarem em aborto provocado. Evidencia-se, portanto, a necessidade de serem investidos recursos financeiros para obtenção de métodos contraceptivos eficazes e inócuos, destinados ao início da vida sexual.

  9. LA CARGA DE LA PRUEBA EN EL PROCESO PENAL: LA DISYUNTIVA JUDICIAL ENTRE LA PREVALENCIA DE LOS INTERESES SOCIALES-INSTITUCIONALES O LOS DEL JUSTICIABLE

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    Luis Ociel Castaño Zuluaga

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available El artículo, desde una perspectiva analítica, se detiene en considerar la posibilidad que tendría el juez penal, en el marco del Estado constitucional contemporáneo (esto es, social, democrático y de derecho para “excepcionalmente” decretar y practicar pruebas de oficio en casos concretos, aún contraviniendo la voluntad del legislador penal e incluso alguna línea jurisprudencial del Tribunal Constitucional. Ello en virtud de la posibilidad que le ofrece, de un lado, el control constitucional incidental (excepción de inconstitucionalidad, y, de otro, la propia principialística constitucional, amparados en la tesis monista del derecho constitucional. Ocupándose del grado de corrección de la SC-396 de 2007, critica la posición mayoritaria de la Corte Constitucional colombiana, al declarar exequible el artículo 361 de la ley 906 de 2004, abogando, en su lugar, por un juez investido de mayores poderes en cuanto a la dirección del proceso.

  10. O TETO DE VIDRO DAS EXECUTIVAS BRASILEIRAS

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    Full Text Available Apesar da ampliação da equidade entre os gêneros, a desigualdade ainda é real, inclusive nas organizações. Este trabalho objetiva analisar as barreiras que compõem o teto de vidro na carreira das mulheres executivas no Brasil, segundo as categorias de análise: esforço investido no trabalho; disposição para assumir riscos; empatia e agressividade para negociar; racionalidade em relação aos gêneros; expressão de sentimentos; vida pessoal versus vida profissional. A sustentação teórica apoia-se na discussão sobre a atuação da mulher no mercado de trabalho, sob a perspectiva dos principais desafios para a progressão da mulher em cargos executivos. Na pesquisa qualitativa foram entrevistados 40 executivos de nível estratégico de grandes empresas, homens e mulheres. Os resultados indicam que a mulher ainda sofre com uma inserção subalterna, preconceito e discriminação. Elas enfrentam um conjunto de barreiras que formam o chamado “teto de vidro”, que ainda limita a ascensão delas aos cargos mais altos.

  11. INCIDÊNCIA DOS SINTOMAS OSTEOMUSCULARES EM FOTÓGRAFOS DA CIDADE DE TERESINA-PI

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    Diego Rodrigues Pessoa

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    Full Text Available Lesões por Esforços Repetitivos ou Doenças Osteomusculares Relacionadas ao Trabalho (LER/DORT, são definidas como um conjunto de afecções que podem acometer tendões, sinóvias, músculos, nervos, fáscias, ligamentos, entre outras. O objetivo do estudo foi investigar a incidência de queixas osteomusculares. A pesquisa trata-se de um estudo observacional de corte transversal com abordagem qualitativa, com 16 fotógrafos do sexo masculino, que foram investidos por meio do diagrama de Corllett. As regiões mais acometidas foram à região das costas-médias (81,25%, em seguida a perna (75%, punhos (56,25%, região cervical, coluna lombar, ombro e pescoço (43,75%, a região das costas-superiores e na bacia com (37,5%, respectivamente. O estudo demonstrou elevada ocorrência de sintomatologia na região das costas-médias em indivíduos jovens adultos, onde os fatores de risco presentes são fatores predominantes para o surgimento das LER/DORT na população.

  12. Produtividade, pressão e humilhação no trabalho: os trabalhadores e as novas fábricas de calçados no Ceará

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    Raquel Maria Rigotto

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é mostrar o modo como as práticas organizacionais e a cultura dos locais de trabalho podem levar a experiências de humilhação e a situações constrangedoras no trabalho. A discussão baseia-se em entrevistas realizadas no decorrer de 2007, com 20 trabalhadores de três fábricas de calçados localizadas no Ceará. A análise de conteúdo das entrevistas indica que, apesar da humilhação e do constrangimento serem formas de violência conduzidas por indivíduos investidos de poder e autoridade na empresa, essas práticas transcendem as relações interpessoais e estão relacionadas às políticas de gestão organizacional centradas no estabelecimento de metas de produção a serem cumpridas pelos trabalhadores. As políticas determinam quanto e como produzir e, ao mesmo tempo, as relações interpessoais que se estabelecem dentro das fábricas.

  13. Formação do psicólogo para a saúde mental: a psicologia piauiense em análise

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    João Paulo Macedo

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo discute as propostas curriculares dos cursos de psicologia do estado do Piauí, Brasil, para o campo da saúde mental. Para tanto, analisamos o projeto pedagógico e a organização curricular, além da maneira com que os cursos têm investido seus conteúdos curriculares na promoção e apropriação de princípios, saberes e práticas para efetivação da reforma psiquiátrica e da estratégia de atenção psicossocial. Foram realizadas pesquisa documental e entrevista semiestruturada com os coordenadores dos três cursos da capital. Os resultados indicam que os currículos, apesar do avanço na incorporação dos debates da saúde coletiva e saúde mental, bem como da atuação do psicólogo em contextos social-comunitários, mantêm uma nítida e tradicional dicotomia entre clínica e saúde coletiva; avançam pouco em relação aos novos saberes/práticas para consolidar a reforma psiquiátrica no estado; mantêm os modelos asilar e psicossocial nos modos de formar e intervir dos psicólogos na saúde mental piauiense.

  14. CARACTERIZAÇÃO QUÍMICA DAS ANTOCIANINAS DO FRUTO DE JUÇARA (Euterpe edulis MARTIUS

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    Natalia Caroliny da Silva Dias

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available A antocianina é um pigmento presente no reino vegetal com inúmeras funções indo desde coloração até bioatividade em diversos sistemas. Atualmente, as indústrias de alimentos têm investido em pesquisas e procurado substituir seus aditivos sintéticos por compostos naturais, os quais têm se tornado uma ferramenta atrativa no mercado como corante a alimentos e prevenção do processo oxidativo. Este trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar as antocianinas presentes no extrato de Juçara das amostras coletadas na região Sul e Caparaó do estado do Espírito Santo. Os resultados encontrados na análise de pH diferencial do extrato foi 20,94 ± 1,57 µg/g de Antocianina Monomérica do extrato. O município de Alegre apresentou o maior teor de açúcar total e redutor, respectivamente 6,87 ± 1,17 e 6,12 ± 2,37. As antocianinas existentes no juçara possui capacidade de inserção no mercado, uma vez que os dados comprovam a sua presença expressiva no fruto.

  15. [Dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) of the northwestern slope of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia].

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    Martínez, Neis J; García, Héctor; Pulido, Luz A; Ospino, Deibi; Harváez, Juan C

    2009-01-01

    The community structure of dung beetles in the middle and lower river basin of the Gaira river, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, is described. Four sites were selected along an altitudinal gradient of 50-940 m for sampling from June to October, 2004. Dung beetles were captured using modified pitfall traps and manual recollections. We captured 7,872 individuals belonging to 29 species, distributed in 15 genera and five tribes of Scarabaeinae. Canthon and Onthophagus were the most diverse genera, each represented by six species. The sampled sites shared the following species: Onthophagus acuminatus Harold, O. clypeatus Blanchard, O. marginicollis Harold. Bocatoma was the most diverse site with 23 species; whereas Port Mosquito presented the highest abundance, with 3,262 individuals. Seven species represented 89% of all captures: Canthidium sp., Dichotomius sp., Uroxys sp. 1, Uroxys sp. 2, O. marginicollis, O. clypeatus and O. acuminatus. Of the 29 captured species, 17 belonged to the functional group of diggers and 10 were ball-rollers. We did not observe significant among-site differences in community structure. Abiotic factors such as altitude, temperature and humidity cannot explain observed variation in community structure across sites, indicating other variables such as vegetation cover, density of the vegetation and soil type may play a role in the community structure of these insects.

  16. Public health awareness of autoimmune diseases after the death of a celebrity.

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    Bragazzi, Nicola Luigi; Watad, Abdulla; Brigo, Francesco; Adawi, Mohammad; Amital, Howard; Shoenfeld, Yehuda

    2017-08-01

    Autoimmune disorders impose a high burden, in terms of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Vasculitis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and destruction of blood vessels. Harold Allen Ramis, a famous American actor, director, writer, and comedian, died on the February 24, 2014, of complications of an autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. To investigate the relation between interests and awareness of an autoimmune disease after a relevant event such as the death of a celebrity, we systematically mined Google Trends, Wikitrends, Google News, YouTube, and Twitter, in any language, from their inception until October 31, 2016. Twenty-eight thousand eight hundred fifty-two tweets; 4,133,615 accesses to Wikipedia; 6780 news; and 11,400 YouTube videos were retrieved, processed, and analyzed. The Harold Ramis death of vasculitis resulted into an increase in vasculitis-related Google searches, Wikipedia page accesses, and tweet production, documenting a peak in February 2014. No trend could be detected concerning uploading YouTube videos. The usage of Big Data is promising in the fields of immunology and rheumatology. Clinical practitioners should be aware of this emerging phenomenon.

  17. Prichard’s Intutionism

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    Mauricio Rengifo Gardeazábal

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:El propósito de este artículo es presentar las principales tesis de Harold Arthur Prichard sobre la moral. De acuerdo con Prichard, toda la filosofía moral está basada en un conjunto de errores, similares en muchos aspectos a los que produce la epistemología. Intentaré articular tales críticas buscando producir un todo coherente. La ausencia de una presentación de este tipo puede explicar algunos de los malentendidos a los que la propuesta intuicionista ha dado lugar. El principal objetivo de este trabajo consistirá, pues, en llenar este vacío.Abstract:The purpose of this article is to introduce Harold Arthur Prichard´s main philosophical thesis concerning human morality. According to Prichard, the whole body of moral philosophy rests on a set of mistakes, similar in many senses to those produced by epistemology. In this article I will try to summarize a general overview of Prichard´s work concerning these issues. The lack of such an account of Prichard´s thinking could explain much of the misunderstandings about intutionism. The main goal of this article is to close this gap.

  18. Diagnóstico e proposta para utilização do estoque de segurança em produtos acabados de uma empresa de plásticos

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    Elpidio Oscar Benitez Nara

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O estoque é essencial para as empresas, pensando nisso, cada vez mais é preciso desenvolver técnicas que busquem a redução dos níveis de estoques tornando-os adequados a estrutura da empresa, assim como atender de maneira satisfatória as necessidades dos clientes cada vez mais exigentes mantendo o nível de serviço desejado. O estoque de segurança deriva de várias incertezas como aescassez de matéria prima, dificuldades na produção e variações nas projeções de vendas, desta forma, o dimensionamento deste estoque de segurança é uma tarefa árdua para o gestor executar. Neste sentido a presente pesquisa tem a finalidade de apresentar oprocesso de Gestão de Estoques necessário à estrutura da empresa que objetiva a redução de capital investido, assim como uma revisãocontínua por ponto de pedido. A pesquisa desenvolve-se por meio de uma análise da atual Política de Estoques da empresa, ondebuscaram-se os produtos mais representativos da linha de produtos. Para este foi necessário as previsões de vendas futuras anual paradimensionar de acordo com a Política de Estoques da empresa os estoques médios, com a finalidade de comparar com os estoques deseguranças calculados por meio de equações específicas. Em seguida também por meio de equações definiu-se o ponto de pedido detodos os produtos em estudo, assim como definiu-se um método de revisão contínua para a linha de produtos. Por fim, o processoproposto para utilização de técnicas de estoque de segurança apresentou resultados satisfatórios com redução de aproximadamente43% de capital investido em estoque de segurança na linha de produto em estudo comparado a atual Política de Estoques da empresa.Abstract The stock is essential for companies. Thinking about it, it is increasingly necessary to develop techniques that seek toreduce inventory levels making them suitable to the companystructure and satisfactorily meet the needs of increasinglydemanding

  19. Geografías, Infancias y Pedagogía: itinerarios formativos en la interacción con la ciudad de Rio Grande

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    Vânia Alves Martins Chaigar

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    Full Text Available El artículo, construido en una asociación docente/discente, expone partes de un itinerario formativo del curso Licenciatura en Pedagogía de la FURG, en el que estudiantes realizan inmersiones investigativas en la ciudad de Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, y ejercitan y agudizan visiones que posibilitan descubrimientos sobre geografías del espacio local. La vida cotidiana sobresale y de ella se extraen saberes derivados de lo pequeño, de las “micro-relaciones” y las “inventividades”, según Michel de Certeau. Éstas, muchas veces, se hacen invisibles delante de los grandes sucesos que nos distraen y, por veces, confunden, dificultando la comprensión de la construcción del espacio físico, por ejemplo. En esta reflexión, las autoras plantean una práctica pedagógica en la que tiempos, espacios y sujetos dialogan con el concepto de “educación para la superación de la barbarie”, apoyándose en Theodor Adorno. Los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje son acompañados por descubrimientos acerca de los propios sujetos investigadores, quienes investidos de su juventud y curiosidad agregan al universo del aula porciones de saberes proporcionados por la vida en la/de la ciudad. Destacamos la investigación que dio visibilidad a la plaza Recanto da Natureza, construida y preservada por el señor Almiro Muller, ciudadano cuya infancia, suponemos, le ha susurrado al oído preciosos consejos generadores de poéticas intervenciones en favor de convivencias y espacios adecuados a la expresión de los niños de Rio Grande. O artigo, construído numa parceria docente-discente, reflete fatias de um percurso formativo no curso Licenciatura em Pedagogia, na FURG, pelo qual estudantes realizam imersões investigativas na cidade do Rio Grande, RS, exercitam e aguçam olhares que possibilitam redescobertas sobre geografias do espaço local. O cotidiano ganha destaque e dele extrai-se saberes derivados do pequeno, de “microrrelações” e

  20. Viabilidade econômica da produção de eucalipto no interior de São Paulo = Economic viability of eucalyptus production in the countryside of São Paulo

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    Full Text Available Com a projeção de crescimento da demanda por madeira para as próximas décadas, a produção de eucalipto tem ganhando destaque nos últimos anos e sendo responsável por mais de 70% da área de árvores plantas no Brasil. Os pequenos produtores rurais vêm aumentando sua participação na produção. A busca por alternativa de investimento que gere lucro e demande pouca estrutura e mão de obra, especialmente para os pequenos produtores rurais, motivou o presente trabalho. Dessa forma, o objetivo principal foi analisar a viabilidade econômica da cultura de eucalipto na cidade de São João da Boa Vista, interior de São Paulo. Para isso, foi elaborado fluxo de caixa para um período de 14 anos, calculados os indicadores de Valor Presente Líquido [VPL], Taxa Interna de Retorno [TIR], payback e realizada análise de sensibilidade. Os indicadores econômicos demonstram que a instalação da cultura do eucalipto, conforme proposto, com destoca e custo de oportunidade da terra, mostrou-se inviável, não gerando lucro para o investidor. Com um VPL negativo de R$ 40.808,70, TIR em 3,41% e o tempo de retorno para o capital investido pelo payback simples em 7,82 anos e payback descontado em 8 anos. O mesmo projeto com uma forma de manejo diferente, não realizando a destoca, com a possibilidade de novo plantio de eucalipto, passa a ser viável, com um VPL positivo de R$ 6.802,85, TIR em 4,55% e o tempo de retorno para o capital investido pelo payback simples em 7,82 anos e payback descontado em 8 anos. = According to the projection of growth in wood demand in the upcoming decades, the eucalyptus production is gathering further highlight in recent years and being responsible for over 70 % of the area of woody crops in Brazil. The search for an alternative profitable investment that demands low structure and labor costs, especially for small farmers, has motivated this study. Therefore, the focus was to analyze the economic viability of eucalyptus

  1. Size-dependent allocation of biomass to ancillary versus flowers of the inflorescences of the epiphyte Tillandsia stricta Soland (Bromeliaceae Influência do tamanho do corpo na alocação de biomassa em estruturas de suporte e flores da bromélia epífita Tillandsia stricta Soland. (Bromeliaceae

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    André Mantovani

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    Full Text Available The amount of resources invested in reproduction is closely correlated to plant size. However, the increase in reproductive investment is not always proportional to the increase in vegetative growth, as the proportion of plant resources allocated to reproduction can increase, decrease or be maintained along different plant sizes. Although comprising thousand of species, epiphytes are poorly studied in relation to reproductive allocation (RA. We describe the variation in the RA of the epiphytic bromeliad Tillandsia stricta Soland with increasing plant sizes. Our goal is not only to evaluate the RA of the whole inflorescence but also quantify the contribution of ancillary structures in the final RA of this plant species. With increasing sizes of T. stricta the reproductive allocation of biomass to the whole inflorescence decreased significantly along plant sizes from 37% to 12%. Reproductive allocation to ancillary and to flowers decreased respectively from 30% to 9% and 10% to 3%. As leaves are the main source of water and nutrients absorption in atmospheric Tillandsia, the total leaf area and area per leaf were used as indicators of foraging capacity, that also increased with plant size. We discuss these results with respect to the capacity of T. stricta to reproduce in the heterogeneous environment of the canopies.A quantidade de recursos investidos na reprodução sexuada em geral é positivamente correlacionada à quantidade dos mesmos recursos investidos no corpo vegetativo da planta; porém nem sempre de forma proporcional. A proporção dos recursos da planta alocados na reprodução sexuada pode aumentar, diminuir ou se manter constante ao longo do aumento do tamanho do corpo vegetativo. Embora compreendendo milhares de espécies, as epífitas são pouco conhecidas quanto ao padrão de alocação de recursos na reprodução sexuada. Neste estudo é descrita a variação da alocação de recursos na reprodução sexuada da bromélia ep

  2. Implementação financeira e o impacto do mutirão de cirurgias de varizes, após a criação do Fundo de Ações Estratégias e Compensação (FAEC Financial implementation and the impact of vascular surgery task force, after the creation of the Strategic Actions and Compensation Fund (FAEC

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    Maira Oliveira Souza

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Apesar de reconhecer que o número apresentado pelo mutirão de cirurgias eletivas não refletisse inteiramente a realidade, foi significativa a implementação financeira do Ministério da Saúde do Brasil, bem como o aumento de cirurgias de varizes, após criação do Fundo de Ações Estratégias e Compensação (FAEC. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os resultados da aplicação do investimento financeiro do Ministério da Saúde no mutirão de cirurgias de varizes. MÉTODOS:Foi realizado um estudo transversal de natureza retrospectiva, utilizando informações do banco de dados do Departamento de Informática do Sistema Único de Saúde. Foram incluídas na pesquisa todas autorizações de internação hospitalar das cirurgias de varizes de membros inferiores pagas pelo Ministério da Saúde do Brasil, no período de janeiro de 1998 a dezembro de 2004. RESULTADOS: Em 1998, antes da implementação do mutirão de cirurgias eletivas foram realizadas 23.531 cirurgias de varizes e investidos R$ 5.819.033,27. Após a criação do FAEC, foram realizadas 457.026 cirurgias de varizes de membros inferiores, no período de 1999 a 2004, e foram investidos R$ 187.760.196,81 com média de R$ 31.293.336,13 por ano. CONCLUSÃO: O investimento feito pelo Ministério da Saúde durante o programa de mutirões de cirurgias eletivas pelo FAEC, proporcionou aumento significativo do número de cirurgias de varizes em todo Brasil.BACKGROUND: In spite of the fact that the number of surgeries presented by the elective surgery task force did not entirely reflect the reality, it is possible to declare that the financial implementation of the Brazilian Ministry of Health has been significative, as well as the increasing number of varicose vein surgeries, especially after the creation of the Strategic Actions and Compensation Fund (FAEC. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the application of financial investment in the Ministry of Health campaign for varicose vein surgery. METHODS: A

  3. Paradigmas do jogar: Interação, corpo e imersão nos videogames

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos, produtores e desenvolvedores de videogames têm investido maciçamente na produção de jogos com imagens realistas, em alta definição. Pari passu, desde o surgimento dos videogames, a principal forma de interagir com um jogo eletrônico tem sido esta: jogador praticamente estático – exceto pelo movimento de seus olhos e suas mãos, que atuam no processo interativo a partir do controle de um gamepad, joystick, ou da combinação mouse/teclado – diante do monitor ou da TV. Este cenário, no entanto, tem sofrido importantes mudanças, a partir de acessórios que convidam o jogador a interagir com o dispositivo videogame não apenas com suas mãos, mas com todo o seu corpo, e a fazer maior uso do espaço físico ao seu redor, suscitando novas percepções e experiências por parte do jogador/usuário.

  4. Ensaio sobre as virtudes do capital de risco corporativo para projetos de alta tecnologia no setor agrícola: a trajetória inovadora da Alellyx Applied Genomics e da CanaVialis

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    Roberto Carlos Bernardes

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo neste artigo é investigar a trajetória de duas empresas startups brasileiras dedicadas a pesquisa e desenvolvimento (P&D no setor de biotecnologia: a Alellyx e a CanaVialis. São dois casos de spin-offs acadêmicos e de bioemprendimentos germinados na esfera do Projeto Genoma, da Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Fapesp, maturadas na Votorantim Novos Negócios (VNN, área de novos negócios de um dos maiores grupos industriais brasileiros que atua no segmento de commodities, o Grupo Votorantim S/A, e depois vendidas para a Monsanto. Neste estudo, tentou-se compreender a racionalidade e as virtudes das ações de investimentos corporativos e das políticas públicas destinadas à biotecnologia focada em genômica aplicada para a agricultura no Brasil. A metodologia utilizada é a de estudo de caso, mais especificamente de análise dos dois casos de empresas comentados acima. Os resultados demonstraram que, apesar de o principal objetivo do grupo econômico ser a célere valorização do capital investido e seu retorno financeiro, a afiliação corporativa dessas empresas estimulou a aceleração de um conjunto de capacitações para a gestão empresarial da Alellyx e da CanaVialis, que foram críticas para o amadurecimento do negócio. Evidenciou-se, ainda, que foi fundamental o significativo aporte de recursos por meio dos mecanismos de apoio do sistema nacional à inovação.

  5. Melhoria de Desempenho em Segmentos Altamente Competitivos: a Gestão Baseada em Valor (GBV na Indústria Têxtil Brasileira

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    Paschoal Tadeu Russo

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Este relato técnico tem como objetivo apresentar os benefícios gerados pela utilização da Gestão Baseada em Valor (GBV para a gestão do desempenho econômico de indústrias, de forma geral, mais especificamente no setor têxtil de não-vestuário brasileiro, um setor altamente competitivo, como uma forma de maximizar o retorno sobre o capital investido na empresa. A intervenção observada ocorreu no período de final de 2012 a 2015 quando a empresa estudada, com mais de 40 anos de existência e de gestão familiar, mudou sua estrutura organizacional, passando de funcional para descentralizada por unidades de negócio. Tal mudança causou necessidades de alterações do processo de avaliação do desempenho, o que permitiu a implantação da GBV. Essa implantação possibilitou a melhoria do processo de gestão, a melhoria dos sistemas de informação e, consequentemente, contribuiu com a melhoria do desempenho dos gestores e da organização. Entende-se que a GBV se apresenta como uma ferramenta que contribui para os processos de gestão que levam à criação de valor para as organizações e oferece elementos de mensuração do lucro econômico como uma medida do lucro residual aos custos de capital da organização

  6. El primer registro de Simón Fernández de Moya, escribano público de Cuenca. 1423

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    Full Text Available El estudio y publicación de los registros notariales de la Edad Media proporciona interesante información sobre aspectos sociales de los habitantes de cualquier población. En este trabajo estudiamos el primer registro que confeccionó el escribano Simón Fernández de Moya, investido de la «fieles pública» por el Concejo de Cuenca en sesión municipal de 7 de mayo de 1423. Se presta especial atención a los dos aspectos básicos que interesan al diplomatista: el de los caracteres externos e internos, según la tipología diplomática de los negocios que fedata el «auctor». Ante la imposibilidad material de transcribir el Registro hemos optado por regestar los asientos, acompañados de un índice onomástico.The publication of the present article shows the importance of notarial records in the Middie Ages and how they provide interested Information about social issues of the inhabitants of whichever town. On this review, it is studied the first record elaborated by Simón Fernández de Moya who was invested with «fieles publica» by the Council of Cuenca at municipal session on 7th May 1423. Two aspects can be taken into account by the diplomatist: the external and the infernal characters according to the typificatlon of Diplomatic about business. Because of the material imposibility to transcribe completely the record book, the present essay only summarize all seats as well as an Índex of ñames.

  7. Impacto econômico da implantação das boas práticas agropecuárias relacionadas com a qualidade do leite

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    Marcel Gomes Paixão

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, neste estudo, avaliar o impacto econômico da implantação das boas práticas agropecuárias (BPA, relacionadas com a qualidade higiênica sanitária do leite. A pesquisa consistiu na simulação de nove cenários, compostos por três diferentes níveis de BPA para a melhoria da qualidade do leite (baixo, médio e alto, em três diferentes situações (somente aplicação das BPAs; aplicação das BPAs e construção da sala do leite; e aplicação das BPAs, construção da sala do leite e aquisição do tanque de expansão. O rebanho leiteiro hipotético constava de 30 vacas em lactação, com média de dez litros de leite/animal/dia, ordenhadas duas vezes ao dia, em ordenhadeira tipo "balde ao pé". A receita consistiu na média da bonificação/penalização, praticadas por dez laticínios da região sudeste, considerando-se diferentes intervalos de contagem de células somáticas (CCS e contagem bacteriana total (CBT. A inclusão das BPAs para a melhoria da qualidade do leite, quando praticadas em seu nível máximo, mostrou-se com rápido retorno do capital investido (payback e ótima taxa interna de retorno (TIR apenas para aqueles pecuaristas que já possuíam a sala do leite e o tanque de expansão.

  8. GESTÃO HOSPITALAR: ECONOMIAS DE ESCALA GERADAS POR INOVAÇÃO TECNOLÓGICA EM UM HOSPITAL NA REGIÃO METROPOLITANA DO VALE DO PARAÍBA

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho de pesquisa tem como objetivos identificar programas de incentivos ao desenvolvimento tecnológico para as organizações hospitalares, pesquisar os investimentos da organização hospitalar estudada e do governo e verificar a ocorrência de economia de escala na prestação dos serviços de saúde resultante desses investimentos. A pesquisa desenvolvida é de natureza aplicada, com finalidade descritiva e abordagem qualitativa. Os procedimentos técnicos para consecução do objetivo foram a pesquisa bibliográfica e o estudo de caso. O estudo possibilitou a identificação de órgãos do governo responsáveis por promover programas de inovação na saúde, identificando qualitativamente e quantitativamente os investimentos na organização estudada. Foi constatado que houve investimentos somente por parte do governo, não ocorrendo aumento no atendimento que possibilitasse a identificação de economia de escala. O trabalho demonstrou que o governo brasileiro tem investido em inovação no sistema de saúde e que possui órgãos responsáveis por promover inovação tecnológica. Embora não tenha ocorrido economia de escala, em virtude dos investimentos feitos pelo governo, fica implícito um desafio aos gestores das organizações hospitalares, quanto à apresentação de vários casos de implementação de inovação tecnológica de sucesso em organizações hospitalares e no sistema de saúde em geral.

  9. Manipulação, contramanipulação e persuasão no discurso presidencial: mecanismos circunstanciais ou sempre atuais? Manipulation, countermanipulation and persuasion in the presidential discourse: circumstantial or ever present mechanisms?

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    Lidia Almeida Barros

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho procede a uma análise dos processos de persuação, manipulação e contramanipulação presentes em um pronunciamento presidencial1. Objetiva compreender como os enunciadores do discurso organizam o mesmo no sentido de obter a adesão do enunciatário (sociedade brasileira. Do ponto de vista metodológico, são analisadas as embreagens e debreagens espaço-temporais, a criação de objetos de valor e anti-sujeitos, mecanismos empregados pelo enunciador para estabelecer um contrato com o enunciatário. Oposição e governo são investidos de valores como prejuízo à nação e entendimento nacional. Este estudo pretende fornecer alguns parâmetros para comparação entre discursos de mesma natureza.This study makes an analysis of persuasion, manipulation and countermanipulation processes present in a presidential speech. It aims at understanding how the discourse enunciators organise the discourse in order to obtain the enunciatee's acceptance (the Brazilian society. From a methodological point of view, we analysed space- and time-shiftings in and out, the creation of value objects and anti-subjects, and mechanisms used by the enunciator to establish a contract with the enunciatee. Opposition and government are invested with values as loss to the nation and national understanding. This study intends to offer some parameters that can be used to establish comparisons between similar discourses.

  10. Qual a melhor opção do ponto de vista gerencial-tributário para empresas tributadas com base no lucro real: destinação de lucros, pagamento de juros sobre capital próprio ou pró-labore

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    Luiz Felipe Ferreira

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetiva este artigo apresentar, dentre as formas de retorno de capital investido, aquela que se faz mais oportuna, ou a menos onerosa, do ponto de vista tributário, apresentando a limitação para a distribuição do lucro, sem prejudicar o fluxo de caixa, e vislumbrando a continuidade da entidade. Demonstra-se a forma de cálculo e a tributação incidente sobre a remuneração do capital, na forma de juros sobre o capital próprio, dividendos e pró-labore. O pró-labore é a remuneração que o sócio recebe em contrapartida do trabalho na empresa, é tributado pelo imposto de renda e pela previdência social. Como, é despesa administrativa reduz o lucro. Os juros sobre o capital próprio são calculados aplicando-se a taxa de juros de longo prazo (TJLP anual sobre o valor do patrimônio líquido, com tributação pelo imposto de renda e configura despesa financeira. O dividendo trata-se da distribuição dos lucros obtidos pela empresa, não sendo tributado. Para tanto apresenta-se uma simulação em uma empresa hipotética, demonstrando dentre as diversas formas a que acarreta uma menor carga tributária para a empresa e para o sócio ou investidor, tratando-se portanto de planejamento empresarial.

  11. ANÁLISE DOS INDICADORES SOCIAIS INTERNOS DE RESPONSABILIDADE SOCIAL DAS MÉDIAS E GRANDES EMPRESAS CERTIFICADAS PELA ASSEMBLÉIA LEGISLATIVA DE MATO GROSSO

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    Cleide Gonçalves Souza

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem como objetivo demonstrar os índices de investimentos sociais internos das médias e grandes empresas certificadas pela Assembléia Legislativa de Mato Grosso (ALMT; comparar entre as médias e grandes empresas certificadas pela ALMT os investimentos sociais internos no ano de 2010; descrever as razões que levam as empresas privadas de Mato Grosso publicarem Balanço Social (BS. A pesquisa deste estudo foi classificada como exploratória. Neste estudo o procedimento adotado foi de coleta de dados documental, extraído do sítio da Assembléia Legislativa de Mato Grosso (ALMT os Balanços Sociais das médias e grandes empresas (M.G.E. que possuem o certificado de responsabilidade social. Foram feitos a soma dos investimentos anuais dos indicadores sociais de ambiente interno destas empresas, o quanto as empresas, investiram por ano, em seu ambiente interno. Nos resultados foram identificados que no ano de 2005 as 4 empresas investiram mais de R$17 milhões em indicadores de ambiente interno, um percentual de 2,66% da Receita Líquida. No ano de 2010, o qual foram 20 empresas, os investimentos foram mais de R$144 milhões, porém caiu o percentual em relação à Receita Líquida para 1,54%. Foi concluído que durante o período de 2005 a 2010 os Indicadores Sociais Internos que mais recebeu investimento foi da “alimentação” e o que teve menor valor investido foi de “creche ou auxílio creche”.

  12. Novas tecnologias aplicadas às embalagens de alimentos

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    Flávia De Floriani Pozza Rebello

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o desenvolvimento da indústria de alimentos, as embalagens têm se aperfeiçoado, indo além de sua função básica de proteger o alimento contra danos mecânicos e contaminações químicas e microbiológicas. Elas têm cada vez mais desempenhando papel de destaque, contribuindo ativamente para a venda de um produto. Assim, as indústrias de embalagens têm procurado atender aos consumidores mais exigentes e juntamente aos centros de pesquisa e universidades, têm investido mais em estudos de novas tecnologias, a fim de prolongar as características de qualidade do alimento, conferir melhor aparência, maior proteção mecânica no embarque, transporte, desembarque e nos supermercados, oferecer embalagens mais compactas, que ocupem menos espaço na geladeira, com abertura e fechamento mais fáceis, e que utilizem materiais de fácil reciclagem ou decomposição no ambiente. Com o objetivo de atender às novas expectativas das indústrias de alimentos e dos consumidores, surgem as embalagens ativas e as embalagens inteligentes. As embalagens ativas são aquelas que interagem de alguma forma com o alimento, seja liberando substâncias conservantes ao longo da vida de prateleira do produto, ou “corrigindo” alguns problemas naturais do alimento, como sabor amargo por exemplo, em que algumas enzimas podem ser adicionadas ao material de embalagem, minimizando este problema e tornando o produto mais saboroso. Já as embalagens inteligentes indicam as modificações químicas às quais os alimentos estão passando, como mudanças de pH, por exemplo, indicando alterações na qualidade do produto.

  13. Vincenz Fukala (1847-1911): versatile surgeon and early historian of ophthalmology.

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    Schmidt, Dieter; Grzybowski, Andrzej

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    Vincenz Fukala is best known for his technique of discission and linear extraction of the lens in young, highly myopic eyes--the technique adopted by Harold Ridley in preparation for lens implantation in young patients. He was Polish and trained in Vienna under Karl Ferdinand. von Arlt. Fukala practiced first in Pilsen (1889-1894), but returned to Vienna in 1895. He studied trachoma in Egypt in 1872. His research on scrofulous eye disease led him twice to the United States, in 1891 and 1892. Fukala also developed highly successful, pioneering techniques for the treatment of ectropion in blepharitis, of trachoma, and of shallow sockets following enucleation. In glaucoma, he recommended early iridectomy of the fellow eye when the first eye has gone blind. He was also an expert on the history of ancient European texts and of Arabic ophthalmology. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Advances in photovoltaics part 4

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    2015-01-01

    Advances in Photovoltaics: Part Four provides valuable information on the challenges faced during the transformation of our energy supply system to more efficient, renewable energies. The volume discusses the topic from a global perspective, presenting the latest information on photovoltaics, a cornerstone technology. It covers all aspects of this important semiconductor technology, reflecting on the tremendous and dynamic advances that have been made on this topic since 1975, when the first book on solar cells-written by Harold J. Hovel of IBM-was published as volume 11 in the now famous series on Semiconductors and Semimetals. Readers will gain a behind the scenes look at the continuous and rapid scientific development that leads to the necessary price and cost reductions in global industrial mass-production. Written by leading, internationally known experts on his topic Provides an in-depth overview of the current status and perspectives of thin film PV technologies Discusses the challenges faced during th...

  15. Rediscovering Clusius. How Dutch Commerce Contributed to the Emergence of Modern Science

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    Klaas van Berkel

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available H.J. Cook, Matters of exchange. Commerce, medicine, and science in the Dutch Golden AgeRediscovering Clusius. How Dutch Commerce contributed to the Emergence of Modern ScienceIn his highly stimulating book Matters of Exchange. Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age, Harold J. Cook argues that the intellectual activities we call science emerged from ways of knowing that were valued most highly by merchant-rulers. He demonstrates this thesis by describing and analyzing scientific developments in the Dutch Republic. However, both Cook’s one-sided description of the new science and his idealized reconstruction of the mentality of the merchant elite in the Dutch Republic weaken his case considerably. A more ecumenical view of early modern science and a more realistic picture of the values and the conduct of merchants in Europe are needed to bolster an argument that still looks very promising.

  16. Correlates of change in student reported parent involvement in schooling: a new look at the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988.

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    Stone, Susan

    2006-10-01

    Using a subsample (2174 students, 174 schools) from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS), this study drew on Eccles and Harold's (1996) framework of parent involvement in schooling to estimate the relative influence of key child, family, and school characteristics on change in three types of student-reported parent involvement in schooling between eighth and tenth grades: home communication about school, monitoring, and direct interactions with schools. It also examines relationships between changes in involvement, change in grade point average (GPA), and dropout. Overall, measured school effects accounted for a small proportion of the variation in changes in home communication and direct parent interactions with schools. Sustained home communication related to higher grades and lower likelihood of dropout, although the size of effects was small. (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved

  17. Exotic Molecules in Space: A Coordinated Astronomical Laboratory and Theoretical Study

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    Stringfellow, Guy (Technical Monitor); Thaddeus, Patrick

    2004-01-01

    The final report covers the two year of a grant which represents a direct continuation of NASA NAG5-4050, with the same title as before. It is dedicated as before to the discovery and characterization of new astrophysical molecules. The four years (two of the original grant plus two years extension) have been extremely productive, yielding many new discoveries of astronomical interest at both radio and optical wavelengths, and the publication or submission of the 49 papers listed below. These articles have appeared or will soon appear in the leading refereed journals of astrophysics, chemical physics, physics, or molecular spectroscopy. One is a major invited review (#27) for Moleculur Physics. One of our other invited reviews published in Spectrochimica Acta in 2001 was recently awarded the Sir Harold Thompson Memorial Award, annually given to the best paper in that journal. Michael McCarthy has recently been awarded the Broida Prize.

  18. Mind, Machine, and Creativity: An Artist's Perspective.

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    Sundararajan, Louise

    2014-06-01

    Harold Cohen is a renowned painter who has developed a computer program, AARON, to create art. While AARON has been hailed as one of the most creative AI programs, Cohen consistently rejects the claims of machine creativity. Questioning the possibility for AI to model human creativity, Cohen suggests in so many words that the human mind takes a different route to creativity, a route that privileges the relational, rather than the computational, dimension of cognition. This unique perspective on the tangled web of mind, machine, and creativity is explored by an application of three relational models of the mind to an analysis of Cohen's talks and writings, which are available on his website: www.aaronshome.com.

  19. The aesthetic values of silence and its impacts on romanticism and contemporary artists.

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    Amiri, Niloufar

    2016-01-01

    In our modern world, where people suffer from self-alienation and are after the meaning of existence in their mechanical and flamboyant outside world, finding a discernible language is very important. People's dejected minds are the products of miserable modern societies that have changed them into taciturn and uncommunicative creatures in search of meaning. The significance of language, specifically poetic or living language, is undeniable in different eras. Therefore, it would be easier for artists to communicate with people by letting them get the maximum meaning with the least amount of words. This is something that happens in the discourse of modern people. This article shows the aesthetic values of silence and its impacts on romantic and contemporary artists, who for us here will be represented by Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a romantic artist versus Harold Pinter as a contemporary dramatist.

  20. From Surgeon General's bookshelf to National Library of Medicine: a brief history.

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    Blake, J B

    1986-10-01

    The National Library of Medicine originated as a few books in the office of the army's surgeon general, Joseph Lovell, between 1818 and 1836. It became the nation's largest medical library after the Civil War under the direction of John Shaw Billings and began publishing the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office and preparing the Index Medicus. After Billings retired in 1895, the library marked time as army medical officers were rotated through as directors until modernization began under Harold Wellington Jones during World War II. during the directorship of Frank B. Rogers (1949-1963), who introduced MEDLARS, guided the move to a new building in Bethesda, and revitalized other operations, the institution received statutory authority as the National Library of Medicine within the Public Health Service (1956). By 1965, which was marked by the passage of the Medical Library Assistance Act, the library had again regained a position of world leadership.

  1. Medical humanities and medical alterity in fiction and in life

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    Hurwitz, Brian

    2016-01-01

    A widely accepted component of any answer to the question ‘What is it to do good medical ethics?’ is the commitment to benefit people’s health, in principlist terminology, ‘beneficence’. This paper addresses deliberate maleficence and the cultural otherness with which it is associated, focusing on the activities of the serial killer Dr Harold Shipman. It finds an uncanny ‘fit’ between the normal operation of healthcare services and this sort of alterity which has attracted little attention from bioethicists but has been addressed by novelists. To the extent that the medical humanities offers useful insights into hard moral problems, its capacities rest on taking account of both the fictional and the real. PMID:25516938

  2. Epidemiology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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    Ley B

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Brett Ley, Harold R Collard Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Abstract: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic fibrotic lung disease of unknown cause that occurs in adults and has a poor prognosis. Its epidemiology has been difficult to study because of its rarity and evolution in diagnostic and coding practices. Though uncommon, it is likely underappreciated both in terms of its occurrence (ie, incidence, prevalence and public health impact (ie, health care costs and resource utilization. Incidence and mortality appear to be on the rise, and prevalence is expected to increase with the aging population. Potential risk factors include occupational and environmental exposures, tobacco smoking, gastroesophageal reflux, and genetic factors. An accurate understanding of its epidemiology is important, especially as novel therapies are emerging. Keywords: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, epidemiology, incidence, prevalence, mortality, risk factors

  3. Symposium on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of deuterium: divisions of history of chemistry, geochemistry, nuclear and physical chemistry

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    Bigeleisen, J.

    1981-01-01

    In tribute to Harold Urey, the author cites Urey's accomplishments as a scientist and public servant and gives insight of the man. Some of his accomplishments in science are: discovered deuterium for which he received the Nobel prize in 1934; worked with Rittenberg and Greiff on the theory and calculation of the differences in the thermodynamic properties of isotopic compounds; with Thode, Hutchison and others, separated the isotopes of the light elements by chemical methods on a laboratory scale; during World War II headed the Substitute Alloy Materials Laboratories of Columbia University where his group developed industrial scale processes for the separation of 2 H, 10 B, and 235 U; with his associates developed the 18 O paleotemperature scale; made fundamental contributions to a widely accepted theory of the origin of the earth

  4. T.S. ELIOT'S MISREADING OF SOME LITERARY SOURCES IN THE WASTE LAND

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    Liem Satya Limanta

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A poet cannot be a poet at all if he is not connected with all the poetic tradition before him. This is T.S. Eliot's dictum which he stated in Tradition and the Individual Talent and which he practiced in his work The Waste Land. T.S. Eliot showed his relationship with the past through all the quotations and allusions to mythical, literary, and religious works. His reading of those sources according to Paul de Man cannot avoid misreading or misinterpretation. Harold Bloom has tried to build up a theory of misreading, which he prefers to call misprision, especially applied to and done by poets in The Anxiety of Influence. Throughout this article I shall show how T.S. Eliot has applied some of the ways Bloom describes in reading some of the literary sources, and by so doing Eliot has given new meaning to them.

  5. Acerca de la contratransferencia: ¿obstáculo o instrumento?

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    Jozef Corveleyn

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo discute las distintas perspectivas que dentro del mismo psicoanálisis existen sobre el estatuto de la contratransferencia en el proceso terapéutico. Mientras que para unos (la tendencia clásica ésta debe ser radicalmente reprimida para salvaguardar el ideal de una neutralidad aséptica, para otros (la tendencia humanista ésta puede ser incorporada para consolidar los aspectos externos y reales de la alianza terapéutica. Junto con la postura clásica de Theodor Reik y la más moderna de Harold Searles, el autor plantea que los sentimientos y reacciones contratransferenciales pueden ser usados como un instrumento legítimo que oriente tanto la relación con el paciente como la labor interpretativa.

  6. Intertextual Re-creation in Jamie O’Neill’s At Swim, Two Boys

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    Bertrand Cardin

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available As the title of the book indicates, Jamie O’Neill’s At Swim, Two Boys, published in 2001, refers back to Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds (1939. Through the use of such a parodic title, O’Neill places himself within a postmodern literary tradition, involving the influence of famous Irish parodists such as O’Brien or Joyce, who overshadow his novel. This title alludes to a famous text, gives it a new meaning, a new story and re-locates it in a different context, namely a gay universe which calls to mind another famous literary predecessor, Oscar Wilde, a writer also referred to repeatedly, whether explicitly or implicitly, throughout the novel. This paper focuses on the intertextual articulations of the novel in connection with the theories advanced by Neil Corcoran, Augustine Martin and Harold Bloom, whose essays take a real interest in the literary phenomenon of intertextuality.

  7. Insects and the Kafkaesque: Insectuous Re-Writings in Visual and Audio-Visual Media

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    Damianos Grammatikopoulos

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available In this article, I examine techniques at work in visual and audio-visual media that deal with the creative imitation of central Kafkan themes, particularly those related to hybrid insects and bodily deformity. In addition, the opening section of my study offers a detailed and thorough discussion of the concept of the “Kafkaesque”, and an attempt will be made to circumscribe its signifying limits. The main objective of the study is to explore the relationship between Kafka’s texts and the works of contemporary cartoonists, illustrators (Charles Burns, and filmmakers (David Cronenberg and identify themes and motifs that they have in common. My approach is informed by transtextual practices and source studies, and I draw systematically on Gerard Genette’s Palimpsests and Harold Bloom’s The Anxiety of Influence.

  8. STRATEGIES IN IMPROVING READING COMPREHENSION THROUGH VOCABULARY ACQUISITION

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    Khairil Razali

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Vocabulary acquisition concerns on how people expand the numbers of words they understand when learning a new language. Knowing words in a second or foreign language is vitally important because the reader will be able to understand the written text well and the speaker will be able to communicate basic ideas through vocabulary even if the person does not understand how to create a grammatically correct sentence. As Madsen argued, “mastering vocabulary is the primary thing that every student should acquire in learning English” (Harold, 1983. Therefore, acquiring a sufficiently large vocabulary is one of the important tasks faced by L2 learners in order to comprehend the written texts in reading as one of the four basic features of language learning.

  9. Science & Technology Review September 2009

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    Bearinger, J P

    2009-07-24

    This month's issue has the following articles: (1) Remembering the Laboratory's First Director - Commentary by Harold Brown; (2) Herbert F. York (1921-2009): A Life of Firsts, an Ambassador for Peace - The Laboratory's first director, who died on May 19, 2009, used his expertise in science and technology to advance arms control and prevent nuclear war; (3) Searching for Life in Extreme Environments - DNA will help researchers discover new marine species and prepare to search for life on other planets; (4) Energy Goes with the Flow - Lawrence Livermore is one of the few organizations that distills the big picture about energy resources and use into a concise diagram; and (5) The Radiant Side of Sound - An experimental method that converts sound waves into light may lead to new technologies for scientific and industrial applications.

  10. Linear algebra

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    Edwards, Harold M

    1995-01-01

    In his new undergraduate textbook, Harold M Edwards proposes a radically new and thoroughly algorithmic approach to linear algebra Originally inspired by the constructive philosophy of mathematics championed in the 19th century by Leopold Kronecker, the approach is well suited to students in the computer-dominated late 20th century Each proof is an algorithm described in English that can be translated into the computer language the class is using and put to work solving problems and generating new examples, making the study of linear algebra a truly interactive experience Designed for a one-semester course, this text adopts an algorithmic approach to linear algebra giving the student many examples to work through and copious exercises to test their skills and extend their knowledge of the subject Students at all levels will find much interactive instruction in this text while teachers will find stimulating examples and methods of approach to the subject

  11. Atractividad de diferentes cebos sobre Trógidos (Coleoptera en el Bosque Autóctono "El Espinal", Río Cuarto (Córdoba, Argentina

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    Rodrigo S. GÓMEZ

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se efectuó un estudio para determinar la atractividad de cebos sobre las especies de Trogidae presentes en el Bosque Autóctono "El Espinal" en la ciudad de Río Cuarto (Córdoba, Argentina. Se usaron trampas de caída cebadas con carne de vacuno (3, carne de porcino (3, menudo de pollo (3, excremento humano (3, excremento de perro (3 y trampas testigo (sin cebo (3 sumando un total de 18. Se recolectaron cuatro especies de Trogidae: Omorgus suberosus (Fabricius, Polynoncus aeger (Guérin – Meneville, Polynoncus gemmingeri (Harold y Polynoncus pilularius (Germar, que mostraron una preferencia hacia los menudos en descomposición de pollo y carne de cerdo seguido por excremento de perro; sugiriendo un comportamiento necrofágico – coprofágico con una tendencia a la necrofagia. Adicionalmente se utilizaron trampas de luz capturándose ejemplares de Omorgus ciliatus (Blanchard

  12. A Angústia pela Diferença em At Swim, Two Boys de Jamie O'Neill

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    Victor Augusto da Cruz Pacheco

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available By reading the critical bibliography on contemporary Irish novel At Swim, Two Boys (2001 by Jamie O'Neill, it was noticed that the critics pointed to a relationship with the work of James Joyce, without a detailed comparative analysis between both writers. With that, the article proposes to analyze the construction of Eveline MacMurrough compared with the short story "Eveline" from the book Dubliners (1914 by James Joyce. Based on the theoretical work on intertextuality and the idea of "anxiety of influence" proposed by the American critic Harold Bloom, the article dialogues critically with these essays and the bibliography of At Swim, Two Boys, proposing that the literary re-creation in the novel is based on an anxiety of difference, showing the artistic elaboration made by the Irish writer Jamie O'Neill. From this anxiety, one realizes that the main motivation for the intertextuality is the renewal of the corporeal representation of Ireland.

  13. Education: A Journal for Its Time

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available On the face of it, contemporary educational research is significantly different in order and kind from the period after WWII when the esteemed American education psychologist, Harold H. Abelson (1948 [1], wrote his essay, “The Role of Educational Research in a Democracy.” The current conditions under which educational researchers labor foreground national and global challenges are quite unlike those he outlined in that heady post war period just prior to its descent into the Cold War. Since Abelson’s progressive reading of the upward arch of the first half of the Twentieth Century’s educational research history, unprecedented global movements of people, money and ideas, revolutionary and expanding modes of communication, and expediential growth in knowledge production and dissemination have broadened and complicated educational research, let alone practice and policy. [...

  14. Early history of chemical exchange isotope enrichment and lessons we learn

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    Ishida, Takanobu; Ono, Yuriko

    2006-01-01

    The chemical exchange isotope enrichment process has an advantage over other isotope separation methods in that it involves two chemicals rather than one and, consequently, relatively large separation factors can be obtained. However, the chemical exchange method requires a chemical conversion of the substance enriched in the target isotope into the second substance. The idiosyncrasies of the isotope separation process by this method are pointed out using McCabe-Thiele diagram and, from them, the difficulties involved in the chemical exchange methods are itemized. Examples of the points being made are taken from the pioneering works of this field carried out by Harold C. Urey, his contemporaries, the students and the students' students. Lessons we learn from these works are discussed. (author)

  15. Atomic Pioneers Book 3 From the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century

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    Hiebert, Ray [University of Maryland; Hiebert, Roselyn

    1973-01-01

    This book tells the story of the atom by presenting a brief account of the lives and work of 24 atomic scientists who brought the world into the complex Age of the Atom by mid-20th century. The 24 are: Albert Einstein, James Franck, Max Born, Peter J.W. Debye, Niels Bohr, George von Hevesy, Henry G.J. Moseley, Gustav Hertz, Erwin Schrodinger, Otto Stern, James Chadwick, Arthur H. Compton, Louis Victor de Broglie, Harold C. Urey, John D. Cockcroft, Patrick M.S. Blackett, Isidor I. Rabi, Leo Szilard, Jean Frederic Joliot-Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie, Wolfgang Pauli, Ernest O. Lawrence, Enrico Fermi, and Robert J. Van de Graaff.

  16. Integrating Process Management with Archival Management Systems: Lessons Learned

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    J. Gordon Daines, III

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The Integrated Digital Special Collections (INDI system is a prototype of a database-driven, Web application designed to automate and manage archival workflow for large institutions and consortia. This article discusses the how the INDI project enabled the successful implementation of a process to manage large technology projects in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. It highlights how the scope of these technology projects is set and how the major deliverables for each project are defined. The article also talks about how the INDI system followed the process and still failed to be completed. It examines why the process itself is successful and why the INDI project failed. It further underscores the importance of process management in archival management systems.

  17. An Experimental study of Fullerene (C60) Nano-fluids on Pool Boiling Conditions

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    Melani, Ai; Shin, Byoong Su; Chang, Soon Heung

    2009-01-01

    Critical heat flux (CHF) is directly related to the performance of the system since CHF limits the heat transfer of a heat transfer system. Significant enhancement of CHF allows reliable operation of equipment with more margins to operational limit and more economic cost saving. The previous results show that the nano-fluids significantly enhanced pool boiling CHF compared to pure water. It was supposed that CHF enhancement was due to increased thermal conductivity of fluids, change of bubble shape and behavior, and nano-particle coating of the boiling surface. The previous researches also show that mainly the pool boiling experiment was employed metal particles. Fullerene (C 60 ) is a novel carbon allotrope that was first discovered in 1985 by a winner noble 'Sir Harold W.Kroto, Richard E. Smalley and Robert F.Curl Jr'. In this study we report the first CHF experiment in pool boiling conditions using Fullerene (C 60 ) nanofluids

  18. Linkages between mineralogy, fluid chemistry, and microbial communities within hydrothermal chimneys from the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge

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    Lin, T. J.; Ver Eecke, H. C.; Breves, E. A.; Dyar, M. D.; Jamieson, J. W.; Hannington, M. D.; Dahle, H.; Bishop, J. L.; Lane, M. D.; Butterfield, D. A.; Kelley, D. S.; Lilley, M. D.; Baross, J. A.; Holden, J. F.

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    Rock and fluid samples were collected from three hydrothermal chimneys at the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge to evaluate linkages among mineralogy, fluid chemistry, and microbial community composition within the chimneys. Mössbauer, midinfrared thermal emission, and visible-near infrared spectroscopies were utilized for the first time to characterize vent mineralogy, in addition to thin-section petrography, X-ray diffraction, and elemental analyses. A 282°C venting chimney from the Bastille edifice was composed primarily of sulfide minerals such as chalcopyrite, marcasite, and sphalerite. In contrast, samples from a 300°C venting chimney from the Dante edifice and a 321°C venting chimney from the Hot Harold edifice contained a high abundance of the sulfate mineral anhydrite. Geochemical modeling of mixed vent fluids suggested the oxic-anoxic transition zone was above 100°C at all three vents, and that the thermodynamic energy available for autotrophic microbial redox reactions favored aerobic sulfide and methane oxidation. As predicted, microbes within the Dante and Hot Harold chimneys were most closely related to mesophilic and thermophilic aerobes of the Betaproteobacteria and Gammaproteobacteria and sulfide-oxidizing autotrophic Epsilonproteobacteria. However, most of the microbes within the Bastille chimney were most closely related to mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobes of the Deltaproteobacteria, especially sulfate reducers, and anaerobic hyperthermophilic archaea. The predominance of anaerobes in the Bastille chimney indicated that other environmental factors promote anoxic conditions. Possibilities include the maturity or fluid flow characteristics of the chimney, abiotic Fe2+ and S2- oxidation in the vent fluids, or O2 depletion by aerobic respiration on the chimney outer wall.

  19. Atractividad de diferentes cebos sobre Trógidos (Coleoptera en el Bosque Autóctono "El Espinal", Río Cuarto (Córdoba, Argentina Attractivity of different Baits on Trogids (Coleoptera in the Autochthonous Forest "El Espinal", Río Cuarto (Córdoba, Argentina

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    Rodrigo S. Gómez

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Se efectuó un estudio para determinar la atractividad de cebos sobre las especies de Trogidae presentes en el Bosque Autóctono "El Espinal" en la ciudad de Río Cuarto (Córdoba, Argentina. Se usaron trampas de caída cebadas con carne de vacuno (3, carne de porcino (3, menudo de pollo (3, excremento humano (3, excremento de perro (3 y trampas testigo (sin cebo (3 sumando un total de 18. Se recolectaron cuatro especies de Trogidae: Omorgus suberosus (Fabricius, Polynoncus aeger (Guérin-Meneville, Polynoncus gemmingeri (Harold y Polynoncus pilularius (Germar, que mostraron una preferencia hacia los menudos en descomposición de pollo y carne de cerdo seguido por excremento de perro; sugiriendo un comportamiento necrofágico-coprofágico con una tendencia a la necrofagia. Adicionalmente se utilizaron trampas de luz capturándose ejemplares de Omorgus ciliatus (Blanchard.A study to determine the food attractivity of baits on the species of Trogidae present in the Autochthonous Forest El Espinal in Río Cuarto City (Córdoba, Argentina was performed. Pitfall traps baited with beef (3, pork (3, chicken giblets (3, human excrement (3, dog excrement (3 and witness traps (without bait (3 were used, making up a total of 18 traps. Four species of Trogidae were collected Omorgus suberosus (Fabricius, Polynoncus aeger (Guérin-Meneville, Polynoncus gemmingeri (Harold and Polynoncus pilularius (Germar, which showed a preference for decomposing meat, especially chicken and pork, followed by dog excrement. Thus suggesting a necrophagous-coprophagous behavior with a tendency to the necrophagy. In an additional sampling light traps were used; Omorgus ciliatus (Blanchard was collected in these.

  20. A ansiedade da unidade: uma teoria da edição / L’ansia di unità: Una teoria dell’edizione

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    Jerónimo Pizarro

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    Full Text Available Em 1973 Harold Bloom publicou o livro The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry. Uma variação sobre este título poderá ser-nos hoje útil para abordar um outro tipo de ansiedade: o da unidade. Os campos da edição e da interpretação vivem imersos nesse outro tipo de ansiedade. Tanto a interpretação, preocupada com a intenção do autor, da obra ou do leitor, como a edição, angustiada com as intenções finais do autor e o estabelecimento do copy-text, parecem, por vezes, pouco capazes de se libertarem desse ensejo de unidade e de se adaptarem à existência da multiplicidade. Neste artigo, procuro fazer um novo apelo a uma necessária mudança de paradigma, atendendo, em especial, às novas e libertadoras possibilidades potenciadas pela edição electrónica. In 1973 Harold Bloom published his book The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry. A variation on this title might be useful for us today to refer to another kind of anxiety: the anxiety of unity. The fields of editing and interpretation lie within this other kind of anxiety. Interpretation, concerned with the author’s, the reader’s or the work’s intention, and editing, worried about the author’s final intentions and the setting up of the copy-text, seem, at times, unable to free themselves from the need to attain unity and adapt to the existence of multiplicity. In this article I intend to make a new appeal on behalf of a change of paradigm, addressing, especially, the new and liberating possibilities of electronic editing

  1. La lectura del tiempo en la obra de Pierre Bayard

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    Nicolás Garayalde

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available The following article offers an interpretation of Pierre Bayard’s anachronistic criticism in order to look into the relationship between time and literature, and to problematize the way in which we understand literary history. To that end, we will analyze the deconstructionist strategies deployed by the French critic (such as irony and paradox which lead to notions such as anticipatory plagiarism. This will drive us to a comparison with other manners of thinking literary history, including those we find in Harold Bloom’s and Hans-Robert Jauss’s works. Finally, this article will try to lay the foundation of the hypothesis according to which the questioning of literary history leads to a reading theory. Cet article offre une interprétation de la critique anachronique de Pierre Bayard afin d’enquêter la relation entre le temps et la littérature et de problématiser la manière dont on comprend l’histoire littéraire. Pour ce faire, nous analyserons les stratégies déconstructionnistes déployées par le critique français (comme l’ironie et le paradoxe qui mènent vers des notions telles que le plagiat par anticipation. Cela nous conduira à une comparaison entre les façons de penser l’histoire littéraire chez des auteurs comme Harold Bloom et Hans-Robert Jauss. Finalement, l’article cherchera à poser les bases de l’hypothèse selon laquelle la problématisation de l’histoire littéraire conduit à une théorie de la lecture.

  2. Technology transfer: Half-way houses. No. 17

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    Seidel, R.W.

    1995-05-01

    In the fall of 1993, 1 was asked by the Center for National Security Studies (CNSS) of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to study the ways in which technology transfer and defense conversion had been accomplished at General Atomics (GA) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) by interviewing Harold Agnew, who had served as director of Los Alamos before becoming president of General Atomics in 1979, and J. Robert Beyster, who had been a staff member at Los Alamos and at General Atomics before founding SAIC in 1969. Harold Agnew readily complied with my request for an interview and also suggested that I talk to Douglas Fouquet, who is in charge of public relations at General Atomics and is their unofficial historian. Robert Beyster was not available for an interview, but, through the courtesy of John C. Hopkins, a former director of CNSS, I was able to interview SAIC`s executive vice president, Donald M. Kerr, who is also a former director at Los Alamos, and Steven Rockwood, a sector vice president at SAIC who was formerly a staff member at the Laboratory Because Agnew, Kerr, and Rockwood are all familiar with LANL, as well as with their respective companies, the interviews becam exercises In comparative analyses of technology transfer. In what follows, I have tried to summarize both the interviews and some of the research which attended them. It is the historian`s hope that by use of comparative institutional analyses, Laboratory administrators may learn something of value in directing their efforts toward the transfer of technology to private industry and other government agencies.

  3. Política de Saúde Mental no Brasil: evolução do gasto federal entre 2001 e 2009

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    Renata Weber Gonçalves

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a evolução de estimativas do gasto federal com o Programa de Saúde Mental desde a promulgação da lei nacional de saúde mental. MÉTODOS: O gasto federal total do Programa de Saúde Mental e seus componentes de gastos hospitalares e extra-hospitalares foi estimado a partir de 21 categorias de gastos de 2001 a 2009. Os valores dos gastos foram atualizados para valores em reais de 2009 por meio da aplicação do Índice de Preços ao Consumidor Amplo. Foi calculado o valor per capita/ano do gasto federal em saúde mental. RESULTADOS: Observou-se o crescimento real de 51,3% do gasto em saúde mental no período. A desagregação do gasto revelou aumento expressivo do valor extra-hospitalar (404,2% e decréscimo do hospitalar (-39,5%. O gasto per capita teve crescimento real menor, embora expressivo (36,2%. A série histórica do gasto per capita desagregado mostrou que em 2006, pela primeira vez, o gasto extra-hospitalar foi maior que o hospitalar. O valor per capita extra-hospitalar teve o crescimento real de 354,0%; o valor per capita hospitalar decresceu 45,5%. CONCLUSÕES: Houve crescimento real dos recursos federais investidos em saúde mental entre 2001 e 2009 e investimento expressivo nas ações extra-hospitalares. Houve inversão no direcionamento dos recursos, a partir de 2006, na direção dos serviços comunitários. O componente do financiamento teve papel crucial como indutor da mudança de modelo de atenção em saúde mental. O desafio para os próximos anos é sustentar e aumentar os recursos para a saúde mental num contexto de desfinanciamento do Sistema Único de Saúde.

  4. Metodologia SROI: Uma Proposta para Cálculo do Valor Sócio-Econômico das Organizações do Terceiro Setor

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    Mariana Simões Ferraz do Amaral Fregones

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    Full Text Available Na última década, de modo geral, a consciência da necessidade de mudanças na estrutura da sociedade aumentou e houve muita discussão sobre este assunto, inclusive no meio acadêmico e no meio empresarial. Como conseqüência do crescimento da valorização do investidor e do foco na criação de riqueza para o acionista, muitas vezes a qualquer custo, emerge a preocupação com as causas sociais e as relacionadas ao meio ambiente. Surgem, então, diversas organizações com objetivos exclusivamente sociais, não lucrativas. Forma-se o Terceiro Setor, constituído de organizações sem fins lucrativos e com um objetivo social bem definido, ou seja, firmas cuja finalidade maior é promover benefícios à sociedade. Daí a importância de estudar melhor este setor e de adequar as teorias das ciências administrativas a ele. Uma das dificuldades destas organizações está na avaliação de desempenho. Fischer et al (2003 apontaram a falta de indicadores de desempenho como um dos problemas encontrados nas alianças intersetoriais envolvendo o Terceiro Setor. Assim, este trabalho procura avaliar uma nova ferramenta de avaliação de desempenho de entidades sem fins lucrativos: a metodologia do Social Return on Investiment (SROI. Proposta por uma fundação norte americana, a metodologia traz o SROI, um indicador que tenta entender a relação entre o montante investido em uma entidade filantrópica e os resultados desta organização. Este indicador é só um começo para a discussão deste assunto, não é definitivo e nem completo, mas é um esforço para dar mais um passo na busca de uma medida de desempenho que permita mensurar o valor econômico adicionado à comunidade pelas entidades do Terceiro Setor.

  5. Avaliação Econômica do Uso de Suplemento e de Cultura de Levedura para Bezerros de Corte em Pastagem

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    Paulo Emilio Fernandes Prohmann

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar a viabilidade econômica da suplementação de alto consumo e do uso de cultura de levedura (Saccharomyces cerevisiae para bezerros de corte. Os bezerros foram mantidos em pastagem consorciada de aveia preta (Avena strigosaSchreb e azevém perene (Lolium multiflorumLam em pastejo contínuo com lotação variável. Foram utilizados 32 bezerros com oito meses e peso médio inicial de 188,7 kg, pertencentes a dois grupos genéticos (Red Brangus e ½ Red Angus x ½ Nelore. Os bezerros foram distribuídos de forma aleatória nos seguintes tratamentos: Mistura Mineral, sem (MM e com Levedura (MML, Mistura Mineral e Suplemento, sem (MMS e com Levedura (MMSL. A MM, contendo casca de soja, foi ofertada em 150 g animal-1 dia-1 e a cultura de levedura adicionada à MM na quantidade de 10 g animal-1 dia-1. O suplemento, contendo 75% NDT e 23% PB, foi fornecido para um consumo diário médio de 12 g kg-1 de peso corporal. O fornecimento de suplemento representou 116% de acréscimo no custo total da dieta e decréscimo de 56% na receita líquida em relação a MM. A adição de cultura de levedura aumentou o custo de produção de MMS e MMSL em 14,4 e 8,8% em comparação a MM e MMS, respectivamente, entretanto não propiciou aumento na margem bruta destes tratamentos. A relação benefício/custo mais favorável foi obtida com MM, retornando US$ 1,24 para cada dólar investido.

  6. Dimensionamento de recursos humanos: desenvolvimento de um modelo conceitual e sua aplicação Dimensioning human resources: development and application of a conceptual model

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    Bernadete de Lourdes Marinho

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Determinar o número de ocupantes dos vários cargos e funções em uma empresa não é tarefa fácil. Com freqüência, essa tarefa é realizada com base na percepção dos chefes, negociações com a administração da empresa e tentativas sucessivas com base em erros e acertos. Qualquer dessas alternativas apresenta resultados muito questionáveis, seja do ponto de vista da empresa, seja sob a ótica dos empregados. A Empresa Municipal de Habitação (EMH é uma empresa municipal voltada para a solução de problemas de moradia das classes de baixa renda, que vem se destacando pelo uso de técnicas modernas de gerenciamento. No sentido de melhor quantificar suas necessidades de recursos humanos, a empresa, que tem investido nos últimos anos em treinamento de recursos humanos e na modernização de seus processos gerenciais, realizou um estudo com base em um modelo conceitual que possibilitou um avanço nos processos tradicionais de dimensionamento. Este trabalho inicia com uma revisão bibliográfica sobre o tema, seguida de uma breve descrição da empresa. A seguir, um modelo conceitual é apresentado e aplicado à realidade da EMH. Recomendações e conclusões sobre o método usado encerram o texto.Definition of positions and functions in a company is complex and frequently based on manager perceptions and administrative negotiations as well as trial and error. These approaches are questionable from both the company and employee perspectives. EMF is a municipal company focused on resolving low income housing problems. The company has invested in training of personnel and modernizing management. Now it has studied and adopted a conceptual model to improve traditional dimensioning for human resource staffing. A review of pertinent literature was made, followed by a description of EMF and the experience with the model. In conclusion recommendations and conclusions are made on the subject.

  7. Análise de eficiência dos Bancos Brasileiros: um enfoque nos investimentos realizados em Tecnologia de Informação (TI Measuring the efficiency of Brazilian Banks: assessing the value of Information Technology (IT investments

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    João Luiz Becker

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O setor bancário tem investido bilhões de dólares em Tecnologia de Informação (TI, sendo a concorrência e a rivalidade os principais fatores que têm justificado esta prática. Entretanto, ainda é tema de discussão no meio acadêmico se estes investimentos trazem benefícios reais às organizações.Neste estudo, avalia-se a eficiência de 74 bancos brasileiros, destacando-se os investimentos realizados em TI. O modelo proposto é baseado na técnica não-paramétrica Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA, que analisa a conversão dos investimentos realizados em TI (inputs em valores que possam trazer retornos (outputs para as organizações analisadas - apontando indicadores de sucesso e insucesso. Os resultados indicam que: (a os bancos que mais investem em TI apresentam melhores índices de eficiência; (b os bancos "Estrangeiros" e com capital "Privado Nacional e Participação Estrangeira" apresentam os melhores índices médios de eficiência global; e (c nenhum banco "Público Estadual" é classificado como eficiente.Banking sector has spent billions of dollars in Information Technology (IT. Competition and rivalry have been considered the main reasons to justify them. However, whether the investments done in IT actually bring real benefits to the organizations is still a matter of debate in the academy. This study evaluates the efficiency of 74 Brazilian banks, regarding their investments on IT. The proposed model is based on the non-parametric technique of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA, which analyze the conversion of the IT investments (inputs to specific outcomes (outputs - pointing out both successful and unsuccessful indicators. We found that (a banks which most invested in IT show better efficiency rates; (b banks classified by capital as "Private and National with foreign share" and "Foreign" show the highest efficiency rates in the global stage; and (c No "State Public" bank is classified as efficient.

  8. Perfil volátil e potencial fungitóxico do hidrolato e extrato de sementes e folhas de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi

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    Marília Cavalcante Santos

    Full Text Available A antracnose é a principal doença pós-colheita em frutos de goiabeira e visando reduzir o uso de agroquímicos tem-se investido em métodos alternativos de controle desta doença. O estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o rendimento da produção e a caracterização química de hidrolato e extratos provenientes de folhas e sementes de aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi em diferentes tempos de destilação. O trabalho inclui ainda a avaliação, in vitro, do potencial inibitório do fungo Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. O hidrolato e o extrato foram obtidos pelo método de hidrodestilação realizado em aparato de Clevenger e a determinação do perfil fotoquimico foi realizado por meio de cromatografia gasosa. Os ensaios com o fungo foram realizados a partir da adição dos subprodutos ao meio de cultura BDA em placas de Petri com 6 concentrações de extrato aquoso (5; 10; 15; 20; 25 e 30% e 4 de hidrolato (10; 15; 20 e 25% acondicionadas em câmara a 25 ºC. Os resultados mostraram que as folhas de S. terebinthifolius proporcionaram maior volume de hidrolato quando comparadas às de sementes, porém o rendimento de extrato aquoso foi semelhante para as duas estruturas vegetais estudadas. O tempo de hidrodestilação não exerceu influência no rendimento dos subprodutos. As análises cromatográficas não detectaram compostos presentes no hidrolato de aroeira. No ensaio in vitro de inibição do fungo, o extrato aquoso e hidrolato, em todas as concentrações testadas, não apresentaram potencial fungitóxico para o C. gloeosporioides, agente causador da antracnose em goiabas.

  9. A controladoria e o capital intelectual: um estudo empírico sobre sua gestão The controllership and the intellectual capital: an empirical study on its management

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    Maria Thereza Pompa Antunes

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou investigar a adequação do Sistema de Informações Contábeis Gerenciais de grandes empresas brasileiras à gestão do Capital Intelectual. Assumiu-se a Controladoria como a área na empresa mais adequada para identificar, avaliar e mensurar esses elementos e para disponibilizar as informações necessárias à gestão das empresas no atingimento de sua missão. A pesquisa do tipo exploratória está baseada em uma amostra composta por 30 gestores de grandes empresas brasileiras. A análise dos dados, tratados por meio do método qualitativo (Análise de Conteúdo, permitiu verificar que a grande maioria dos gestores realiza investimentos em elementos do Capital Intelectual e que atribuíram indicadores para avaliar esses investimentos, mas não de forma integrada que permita a quantificação correta dos valores investidos e a avaliação do retorno desses investimentos. Por outro lado, os gestores mostraram-se receptivos a aplicar um modelo de gestão para tal fim e consideraram a Controladoria como a área mais adequada para gerenciar esse modelo.The purpose of this essay is to investigate through the Controlling Departments how the Management Information Systems in large Brazilian companies treat investments on Intellectual capital elements. It has been assumed that the Controlling Department is the companies' most adequate area to identify, evaluate and measure such elements, and to provide the managerial information required for the accomplishment of each company's mission. The exploratory research is based on a sample of 30 managers of large Brazilian companies. The qualitative analysis of the data collected (Contents Analysis lead us to the conclusion that the great majority of managers invest on detecting Intellectual Capital elements and have tools to evaluate such investment, but not in an integrated manner that permits to correctly quantify the invested amounts and to evaluate the return on the investment. On

  10. Contribuição das fontes de sedimentos em uma bacia hidrográfica agrícola sob plantio direto

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    Tales Tiecher

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento das principais fontes difusas de produção de sedimento pode aumentar a eficiência de utilização dos recursos públicos, investidos em estratégias de gestão em bacias hidrográficas, que visem mitigar a transferência de sedimentos aos cursos d'água. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar as fontes de sedimentos numa bacia hidrográfica rural de cabeceira com predomínio de cultivos anuais sob plantio direto e com intensa e inadequada exploração dos recursos naturais, por meio da quantificação da contribuição relativa das estradas e das lavouras na produção global de sedimentos. A bacia hidrográfica está localizada no município de Júlio de Castilhos, Rio Grande do Sul. O período de estudo foi de maio de 2009 a abril de 2011. Para a identificação das fontes, foi utilizado o método fingerprinting, que compara os solos de diferentes fontes e os sedimentos que são encontrados em suspensão no canal de drenagem, usando elementos traçadores. O manejo inadequado do solo nas áreas de lavoura, a falta de planejamento das vias de acesso e a ausência de práticas de controle do escoamento superficial, que sejam compatíveis com a fragilidade condicionada pelos solos e pelo relevo da bacia hidrográfica, têm provocado o surgimento de processos erosivos acelerados com efeitos negativos ao agricultor e à sociedade. As estradas apresentam alta porcentagem de contribuição na transferência de sedimentos, mas a contribuição das áreas de lavoura aumenta em precipitações pluviais de alta magnitude. Isso evidencia que a magnitude dos eventos de chuva influencia a proporção de contribuição entre as fontes ao longo do ano na bacia hidrográfica, interferindo no processo de mobilização de sedimentos e nutrientes em direção à rede de drenagem.

  11. Ensino superior público e as novas políticas de expansão e de inclusão: o Programa UNIVESP/Public higher education and the new policies of expansion and inclusion: the UNIVESP Program

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    Carlos Vogt

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, a importância da educação superior como forma de produção de conhecimento e de profissionalização tem se intensificado. Tendo consolidado o funcionamento desse sistema, as políticas do Estado de São Paulo voltadas para a área de ensino superior tem investido em programas de expansão do ensino superior para ampliar o número de vagas oferecidas e de ampliar sua distribuição geográfica. Diante dos limites físicos de expansão do ensino superior público paulista emerge a proposta do ensino virtual - uma concepção de educação que ultrapassa os limites geográficos – por meio do programa Universidade Virtual do Estado de São Paulo – UNIVESP. O programa, como abordado no presente artigo, amplia o número de vagas nas três universidades públicas paulistas – USP, UNICAMP E UNESP – utilizando metodologia inovadora, que associa o uso intensivo das tecnologias de informação e comunicação às práticas tradicionais do ensino presencial, o que permite uma grande qualidade na formação dos alunos. In Brazil, the importance of university education as a way of producing knowledge and accomplishing professional abilities is facing a significant increase. In view of that, the Government of State of São Paulo has been adopting policies with a view to investing in programs of expansion of university education, aiming at both increasing the number of people able to attend the university courses and expanding the geographic distribution of such courses. Due to the physical limits imposed to the expansion of public university education in the State of São Paulo, a new concept arises – the virtual education system, offered by the program called “Virtual University of the State of São Paulo”. A concept of education that exceeds geographic limits. Such program, as one may infer from this essay, allows an increase in the number of people attending university courses at the three main public universities in São Paulo

  12. O JEITO É INOVAR: UM ESTUDO DE CASO EM UMA INDÚSTRIA METALMECÂNICA SOBRE A CONTRIBUIÇÃO DA GERAÇAO Y NO PROCESSO INOVATIVO

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    Juliane Ruffatto

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A inovação tem ganhado ênfase no cenário empresarial nos últimos anos, haja vista a sobrevivência no mercado. As empresas têm investido cada vez mais nessa área e na capacitação de pessoal para o desenvolvimento de novos produtos. Desse modo, este artigo trata-se de um estudo de caso realizado em uma indústria metal mecânica da região norte do Rio Grande do Sul que inovou o seu portfólio de produtos nos últimos anos. Essa inovação foi bastante motivada pelas ideias criativas e audaciosas de seus colaboradores, que, majoritariamente, são jovens, alguns deles em cargos de gestão. Assim, o objetivo é identificar as características da gestão da geração Y que contribuem para a inovação de produto, bem como a sua importância para a performance organizacional. Para cumprir com o objetivo proposto, utilizou-se o método qualitativo. Os dados foram coletados a partir de entrevistas, do tipo semiestruturada, com questões abertas, voltadas à identificação das características da Geração Y e como elas contribuem para a inovação na empresa em estudo. As entrevistas foram realizadas no mês de junho de 2015 e analisadas pela técnica de análise de conteúdo. Os resultados evidenciam que o perfil da empresa é bastante inovador e que é unânime a importância dada para o investimento em tecnologia e o desenvolvimento de novos produtos. As características mais importantes dos jovens da geração Y que contribuem para a inovação de produto na empresa é a criatividade, o espírito inventivo, a ambição e o dinamismo.

  13. Evaluation of social and environmental impacts on innovation in brazil due to public promotion Evaluación de los impactos sociales y ambientales del fomento público a la innovación en brasil Avaliação de impactos socioambientais do fomento público à Inovação no brasil

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    José Henrique Souza

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Evaluation of public promotion of social and environmental issues in relation to innovation has been restricted to reporting successes and investments made. The recent past has not favored evaluations by the public agencies. Now, however, the robust economy, dramatic climate changes and the evolution of society encourage an expectation of effective monitoring and evaluation. Therefore the need for these promoting agencies to comprehensively evaluate social and environmental impacts of their actions is addressed in this workLa evaluación de resultados del fomento público a la innovación en Brasil se ha limitado a mostrar historias de éxito y los valores invertidos. El pasado reciente poco favoreció el desarrollo de evaluaciones integrales por los organismos públicos. Sin embargo, la nueva fase de la economía, el dramático cambio climático y la evolución de la sociedad brasileña dejan espacio abierto para valorar la evaluación y el seguimiento. Este artículo trata de la necesidad de que organismos públicos de fomento evalúen los impactos social y ambiental de sus accionesA avaliação de resultados do fomento público brasileiro à inovação tem se restringido a evidenciar casos de sucesso e valores investidos. O passado recente pouco favoreceu o desenvolvimento de avaliações abrangentes por parte das agências públicas. Entretanto, a nova fase da economia, a dramática mudança climática e a evolução da sociedade brasileira abrem espaços para que a avaliação e o monitoramento sejam efetivamente valorizados. O presente trabalho trata da necessidade de as agências públicas de fomento avaliarem os impactos socioambientais de suas ações

  14. Governança empresarial, riscos e controles internos: a emergência de um novo modelo de controladoria

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    Nilton Cano Martin

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available O exercício dos poderes de governança dentro de uma empresa depende em alto grau da implantação de um sistema de identificação, avaliação e controle dos riscos que cercam a gestão dos recursos nela investidos. Como os que exercem a governança não têm poder executivo, fatalmente um desses riscos é o de agenciamento, segundo o qual os administradores dos recursos empresariais, ao darem prioridade aos seus próprios interesses, podem não aplicá-los da forma mais adequada aos acionistas/proprietários. A governança deve, pois, cercar a administração dos recursos empresariais com um sistema de controle de gestão. Esse sistema, que deve levar em consideração os riscos que são inerentes aos negócios e compreende o controle da custódia, do desempenho e da qualidade da informação, é, neste artigo, conceituado e descrito em termos das linhas gerais da sua composição e principais instrumentos. Demonstra-se, finalmente, que tais controles devem ser feitos de forma integrada e unificada num único órgão e que esse órgão deve ser a Controladoria, que deve ser reformulada e ter um posicionamento na estrutura organizacional das empresas totalmente independente dos órgãos de administração. Essas são as bases do chamado novo modelo de Controladoria.Corporate governance highly depends on the installation of a system for the identification, evaluation and control of the risks surrounding the administration of the invested resources. Since Board members do not have executive power, one of the business risks is always the agency risk, according to which business resource managers may put their own interests and priorities ahead of the interests and priorities of the owners/ shareholders. Hence, the Board must surround the administration of business resources with a management control system, considering inherent business risks and encompassing three types of control: custody, performance and information quality. In this article

  15. Farmacoeconomia: perspectiva emergente no processo de tomada de decisão Pharmacoeconomics: resultant perspective of decisions process

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    Silvia Regina Secoli

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available A farmacoeconomia, uma disciplina nova, surgida no cenário internacional na década de 1980, tem crescido de forma expressiva, especialmente no âmbito dos sistemas de saúde. Sua forma de investigação mais difundida é a avaliação econômica da terapia medicamentosa, em que são usados métodos oriundos da economia da saúde. A farmacoeconomia identifica, calcula e compara custos (recursos consumidos, riscos e benefícios (clínicos, econômicos, humanísticos de programas ou terapias específicas, e determina quais são as alternativas que produzem os melhores resultados em face dos recursos investidos. O presente artigo aborda os princípios norteadores da farmacoeconomia; descreve os tipos de análise e discorre sobre as aplicações da disciplina nos diferentes segmentos da sociedade. A farmacoeconomia pode constituir-se num importante instrumento de auxilio à tomada de decisões, pois introduz nos serviços de saúde, entre os profissionais, a racionalidade econômica, como o intuito de complementar a clínica. A utilização correta dos termos e o conhecimento da metodologia são, porém, pré-requisitos indispensáveis para aplicar, e interpretar corretamente, os resultados das investigações.Pharmacoeconomics is a new discipline, which appeared at the end of the twentieth century, during the eighties, and which has been developing consideralibly since then, especially in the field of system health. Its most widespread investigation form has been the economic evaluation of drug therapy, using methods from health-related economics. Pharmacoeconomics identifies, measures, and compares costs, outcomes (clinical, economic, humanistic of programes or specific therapies and determines the best alternative to be used considering the resources invested. Thus, the aim of this article has been approaching the guiding principles of pharmacoeconomics, describing the types of analysis and also considering how this discipline could be applied

  16. ANÁLISE DE VIABILIDADE ECONÔMICA: UM ESTUDO DE APROVEITAMENTO DA ÁGUA DE CHUVA NO INSTITUTO EDUCACIONAL PAULO DE TARSO – CAMPOS, RJ

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    Marcelo Mello

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Nos dias atuais é notória a escassez de água em que o mundo vivencia aliado a isso, o desenvolvimento sustentável tem evoluído bastante no sentido de encontrar formas para proteger recursos naturais essenciais a sobrevivência humana; além da demanda pelo uso da água ser crescente, devido ao aumento populacional. Esses fatores remetem ao questionamento de como utilizar alternativas que reduzam o consumo de água potável e seus custos, preservando os recursos hídricos. Contexto que necessita de alternativas para preservação da água, de modo que esse recurso no futuro próximo não se torne escasso. Este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar a viabilidade econômica da implantação de um sistema de aproveitamento de água de chuva para fins não potáveis; no Instituto Educacional Paulo de Tarso, localizado no bairro Parque Aurora, na cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes – RJ. Foi desenvolvido um estudo de caso para auxiliar na tomada de decisão sobre a aplicação do investimento no projeto; por meio de levantamento dos consumos mensais de água, precipitação pluviométrica e determinação da área de coleta de chuva. Foi realizado o levantamento dos custos dos materiais, mão-de-obra, operação e manutenção do sistema. Os fluxos de caixas das duas alternativas foram analisados com um horizonte de planejamento de vinte e cinco anos a uma taxa mínima de atratividade (TMA de 8,5% ao ano; a alternativa de se investir em um sistema de aproveitamento de água pluvial foi viável financeiramente. A análise de viabilidade econômica foi realizada através dos métodos de valor presente líquido (VPL, taxa interna de retorno (TIR, e o estudo do tempo de recuperação do capital investido, através do payback simples (PBS e payback descontado (PBD.

  17. Economic feasibility of four grazing intensities of Tanzania grass for beef cattleViabilidade econômica de quatro intensidades de pastejo do capim Tanzânia na pecuária de corte

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    Valter Harry Bumbieris Júnior

    2012-02-01

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  18. Transcending the Carceral Archipelago: Existential, Figurational and Structurational Perspectives on Power and Control

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    Simon Green

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available From Foucault (1977 through to Cohen (1985 and Feeley and Simon (1992 criminological thinking about punishment has been dominated by penal rationalities of power and control. This has led to an under-theorised notion of the individual in criminology (Green 2011. As society and penality become increasingly ‘re-emotionalised’ (Karstedt 2011 justice and punishment are invested with a new narrative and expressive dimensions. Drawing on Sartre’s (2010 existential philosophy about choice and authenticity and the social theory of Norbert Elias (2000 and Anthony Giddens (1986 the aim is to locate individual freedom and agency within these wider social conditions and through this begin to provide the basis for a broader conception for criminology of power that is both enabling and liberating as well as oppressive and controlling. De Foucault (1977 a Cohen (1985 y Feeley y Simon (1992, el pensamiento criminológico sobre el castigo ha estado dominado por las racionalidades penales del poder y el control. En criminología, esto ha llevado a una noción del individuo infra-teorizada (Green 2011. A medida que se han “re-emocionalizado” la sociedad y la penalización (Karstedt 2011, se ha investido a la justicia y al castigo de una nueva dimensión narrativa y expresiva. Inspirándose en la filosofía existencial de Sartre (2010 sobre la elección y autenticidad, y la teoría social de Norbert Elias (2000 y Anthony Giddens (1986, el objetivo de este artículo es situar la libertad y acción individual dentro de estas condiciones sociales más amplias, para después comenzar a ofrecer la base para una concepción más amplia de la criminología del poder, que sea tanto facilitadora y liberadora, como opresiva y controladora. DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE FROM SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2622078

  19. Análisis sociosemiótico de las estrategias discursivas de unión cívica radical en el debate legislativo de la ley 9182 de juicio por jurados

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    Cintia Weckesser

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analizan las estrategias discursivas de Unión Cívica Radical en la discusión legislativa que dio lugar a la Ley 9182 de juicio por jurados(Legislatura Unicameral de la Provincia de Córdoba, 2004b, en la provincia de Córdoba, Argentina. El estudio se enmarca en la articulación sociosemiótica pro-puesta por Mozejko y Costa (2001, 2007, 2010, que toma como punto de partida la pregunta por la relación entre los agentes sociales y sus prácticas discursivas. El interrogante que orienta el desarrollo de este artículo es por qué y cómo la UCR, habiendo sido en la historia reciente de Córdoba quien promovió transformaciones clave tanto en la Constitución de la provincia (Gobierno de la Provinciade Córdoba, 1987,como en su Código de Procesamiento Penal (Cámara de Senadores y Cámara de Diputados de la Provincia de Córdoba, 1991, las cuales in-trodujeron la participación ciudadana en la justicia; en el año 2004, a contramano, no acompañó el proyecto del ejecutivo provincial que amplió considerable-mente la participación de ciudadanos en la justicia penal. Por un lado, se analiza el modo en que se construye el lugar de la enunciación y en relación con ello, el pro-grama narrativo propuesto, en el cual legisladores, jueces y ciudadanos se presentan investidos de ciertos atributos y encomiendas. Luego, el análisis de las estrategias de UCR se articula con la construcción de este agente social, a fin de poner en consideración un doble supuesto: (a que los discursos tienen relación con el lugar desde el cual se los produce, y por lo tanto, son resultado de opciones realiza-das por el agente, condicionado por su competencia y por el escenario en el que despliega sus estrategias discursivas, y (b que la relación entre el lugar del agentey su discurso es de coherencia (Mozejko y Costa, 2001: 32 y ss.

  20. Análisis sociosemiótico de las estrategias discursivas de unión cívica radical en el debate legislativo de la ley 9182 de juicio por jurados

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    Cintia Weckesser

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analizan las estrategias discursivas de Unión Cívica Radical en la discusión legislativa que dio lugar a la Ley 9182 de juicio por jurados (Legislatura Unicameral de la Provincia de Córdoba, 2004b, en la provincia de Córdoba, Argentina. El estudio se enmarca en la articulación sociosemiótica propuesta por Mozejko y Costa (2001, 2007, 2010, que toma como punto de partida la pregunta por la relación entre los agentes sociales y sus prácticas discursivas. El interrogante que orienta el desarrollo de este artículo es por qué y cómo la UCR, habiendo sido en la historia reciente de Córdoba quien promovió transformaciones clave tanto en la Constitución de la provincia (Gobierno de la Provincia de Córdoba, 1987,como en su Código de Procesamiento Penal (Cámara de Senadores y Cámara de Diputados de la Provincia de Córdoba, 1991, las cuales introdujeron la participación ciudadana en la justicia; en el año 2004, a contramano, no acompañó el proyecto del ejecutivo provincial que amplió considerablemente la participación de ciudadanos en la justicia penal. Por un lado, se analiza el modo en que se construye el lugar de la enunciación y en relación con ello, el programa narrativo propuesto, en el cual legisladores, jueces y ciudadanos se presentan investidos de ciertos atributos y encomiendas. Luego, el análisis de las estrategias de UCR se articula con la construcción de este agente social, a fin de poner en consideración un doble supuesto: (a que los discursos tienen relación con el lugar desde el cual se los produce, y por lo tanto, son resultado de opciones realizadas por el agente, condicionado por su competencia y por el escenario en el que despliega sus estrategias discursivas, y (b que la relación entre el lugar del agente y su discurso es de coherencia (Mozejko y Costa, 2001: 32 y ss..

  1. The effect of technological levels on profits of milk production systems participating in the full bucket program: a multicase study

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    Marcos Aurélio Lopes

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se analisar o efeito do nível tecnológico na rentabilidade de 20 unidades demonstrativas (UD participantes do programa “Balde Cheio”, no estado do RJ, no período de janeiro a dezembro de 2011. Pretendeu-se, ainda, identificar os componentes que exerceram maior influência sobre os custos total e operacional efetivo e o impacto de cada um deles na receita. Os dados foram analisados utilizando-se o software PASW 18.0. Utilizou-se o modelo de regressão linear múltipla com o método stepwise, para identificar os componentes do custo de produção que mais influenciaram na margem líquida, na lucratividade e na rentabilidade. O nível tecnológico influenciou na lucratividade e rentabilidade. Na análise econômica, por apresentar resultado positivo, o estrato com médio nível tecnológico teve viabilidade econômica e condições de produzir no curto, médio e longo prazos, com consequente capitalização dos pecuaristas; enquanto que os estratos com baixo e alto níveis tecnológicos apresentaram resultado negativo, indicando que os produtores estão se descapitalizando, pois as receitas auferidas não foram suficientes para pagar seus custos totais. Os itens componentes do custo operacional efetivo que exerceram maiores representatividades nos estratos médios e alto nível tecnológico, em ordem decrescente, foram a alimentação, mão de obra e despesas diversas; enquanto que no estrato baixo nível tecnológico foram a alimentação, despesas diversas e mão de obra. Com relação aos itens componentes do custo total, foram a alimentação, mão de obra e remuneração do capital investido.

  2. Análise econômica da geração de energia elétrica a partir do biogás na suinocultura Economic analysis of the generation of electric energy from biogas in pig production

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    Franco M. Martins

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A demanda por fontes alternativas de energia tem crescido nos últimos anos em função das variações do preço do petróleo aliadas à recente crise energética. Por meio da digestão anaeróbia é possível transformar os dejetos de suínos em biogás. No presente trabalho, estudou-se a viabilidade econômica do uso do biogás como fonte alternativa para a geração de energia elétrica para diferentes períodos de geração. O método utilizado para a avaliação econômica foi o Valor Presente Líquido. O tempo de retorno do capital investido também foi calculado levando em consideração o desconto da taxa de juros nos fluxos de caixa. O estudo demonstrou ser economicamente viável a utilização do biogás da suinocultura, como fonte para geração de energia elétrica. O aumento da demanda de energia elétrica na propriedade aumenta o Valor Presente Líquido e diminui o tempo de retorno do investimento.The demand for alternative sources of energy has grown in recent years in line with the variation of petroleum prices coupled with the recent energy crisis. Through anaerobic digestion swine manure can be converted into biogas. In the present study it was evaluated the economic viability of using biogas as an alternative source for the production of electricity, for different periods of generation. The method used for the economic evaluation was the Net Present Value (NPV. The time of return on invested capital was also calculated taking into account the discount interest rate on cash flows. The study proved to be economically viable use of biogas from swine manure as a source for generating electricity. The increased demand for electricity in the property increases the Net Present Value and decreases the time required for return of the investment.

  3. Desenvolvimento de um programa computacional para implantação econômica de lavouras canavieiras Development of a computer program for economical implantation of sugarcane plantations

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    Tadeu A. Marques

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Desenvolveu-se um algoritmo para a implantação convencional de lavouras canavieiras e em adição, uma implantação diferenciada com a finalidade de proporcionar produções, em toneladas, iguais nos anos subseqüentes à implantação, visto que, com o passar dos anos, as produtividades da cana-de-açúcar são diferentes; contudo, a nova metodologia fica limitada à área máxima de plantio, sendo que, em alguns casos, a produção anual cai, devido à impossibilidade de aumento da área; ampliou-se então, uma terceira metodologia, na qual a área não se torna fator limitante e, portanto, as produções se mantêm constantes. Para avaliar a viabilidade dos métodos propostos, os cálculos dos custos de implantação da cultura, da manutenção da soqueira, de renda bruta anual e das rendas líquidas, foram trazidas ao Valor Presente. Os resultados apontam que, apesar do maior investimento inicial, os métodos inovadores sempre proporcionam maiores lucratividades reais com o passar do tempo e, ainda, que o tempo de recuperação do capital investido também é menor. Os algoritmos foram transformados no software "canavial.exe", o qual pode ser obtido gratuitamente no endereço da Internet: "http://dl.winsite.com/bin/downl?500000027058".An algorithm was developed for conventional implantation of sugarcane crap. In addition, a differentiated implantation was developed with the purpose of providing same production (tons, in subsequent years of the implantation. Since sugarcane productivities in the following years are different. However the new methodology is limited to the maximum planting area, and in some cases annual production falls due to impossibility to increase planted area. A third methodology was also developed, in which the area does not become a limiting factor, and therefore production remain constant. To evaluate the viability of proposed methods, calculations of the cost of crop implantation, of sugarcane maintenance, annual

  4. Perfil de estudantes do Proeja Técnico em Comércio do Instituto Federal Farroupilha - município de Júlio de Castilhos/RS em 2012 - Profile of students’ Proeja Technician At Trade of Instituto Federal Farroupilha county of Júlio de Castilhos/RS in 2012

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    Aline Sobreira Bezerra

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    Full Text Available Resumo O presente trabalho teve como objetivo identificar o perfil dos estudantes do Proeja vinculados ao curso Técnico em Comércio do Instituto Federal Farroupilha - município de Júlio de Castilhos/RS. Foi realizada uma pesquisa de caráter quanti-qualitativo e como instrumento foi utilizado um questionário com 15 perguntas fechadas, as quais englobaram aspectos socioeconômicos, trajetória familiar e escolar, avaliação sobre estudos, trabalho e dificuldades, e uma entrevista com a coordenadora do curso. A maioria dos investigados disse ter investido no Proeja com a expectativa de inserção profissional e como forma de concluir o ensino médio. Consideram ótima a qualidade de ensino da instituição e caracterizam os professores como preocupados e dedicados. A maioria têm pretensões de cursar um curso de nível superior e de continuar a realizar cursos na área de estudo. Conclui-se que a profissionalização pelo Proeja tem o desafio de contribuir para a inclusão desses indivíduos no mundo do trabalho e de manter o acesso aos variados bens culturais. Palavras-chave: educação de jovens e adultos, educação profissionalizante, inclusão social. PROFILE OF STUDENTS’ PROEJA TECHNICIAN AT TRADE OF INSTITUTO FEDERAL FARROUPILHA COUNTY OF JÚLIO DE CASTILHOS/RS IN 2012 Abstract This study aimed to identify the profile of the Proeja students’. Was performed a survey of quantitative and qualitative character and as an instrument was used a questionnaire with 15 closed questions, which encompassed socioeconomic, family and school history, review of studies, work and difficulties, and an interview with the coordinator of the course. Most investigated invests in Proeja expecting to work in the area, and secondly as a way to complete high school. Consider the optimal teaching quality of the institution, and characterize teachers as concerned and dedicated. Most have aspirations of attending a higher level and to continue to provide

  5. Análise financeira e de sensibilidade de sistemas de produção de leite em pastagem Financial and sensitivity analysis of milk production systems under pasture

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    Afonso Aurélio de Carvalho Peres

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se neste estudo uma análise econômica de sistemas de produção para vacas em lactação manejadas em pastagem de capim-mombaça recebendo diferentes fontes de suplementação volumosa durante a época seca do ano. As suplementações fornecidas foram: pastagem de aveia-preta, cana-forrageira com ureia e silagem de sorgo. Utilizaram-se como indicadores econômicos o valor presente líquido (VPL e a taxa interna de retorno (TIR. Para cada sistema de produção estudado, foi construído um fluxo de caixa, com sua particularidade e índices de desempenhos produtivo e reprodutivo, obtidos experimentalmente. Os fluxos de caixa foram construídos mensalmente para um período de 12 anos e os VPL dos sistemas foram calculados aplicando-se taxas de desconto de 6, 8, 10 e 12% ao ano. Com uma taxa anual de desconto de 8%, todos os sistemas de produção foram viáveis financeiramente. O capital investido apresentou TIR anuais de 11,91% para pastagem de aveia-preta, 9,43% para cana-forrageira e ureia e 8,46% para silagem de sorgo. O item de maior impacto nos resultados econômicos dos sistemas, de acordo com a análise de sensibilidade, foi o preço de venda do leite produzido.An economical analysis of milk production systems was made with lactating cows on Mombaça grass pasture receiving different sources of roughage supplementation during the dry season. The supplementations were: black oat pasture, forage sugarcane with urea and sorghum silage. The economical indicators used were: net present value (NPV and internal rates of return (IRR. For each production system studied one cash flow was used with their particularities and productive and reproductive performances index, obtained experimentally. The cash flows were built monthly, for a 12 years period and the NPV of the systems were calculated applying discount rates of 6, 8, 10 and 12% a year. At an annual discount rate of 8% all the production systems were financially viable. The invested

  6. Estruturas do sistema de saúde: do complexo médico-industrial ao médico-financeiro Health system structures: from the medical-industrial to the medical-financial complex

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    Cid Manso de Mello Vianna

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available O conceito de complexo médico-industrial tem sido utilizado, desde os anos 1980, no Brasil, para ressaltar as múltiplas e complexas inter-relações estabelecidas entre os diversos atores do setor saúde e destes com os demais setores da economia. O CMI é um produto histórico e particular da evolução do sistema de saúde. É um estágio em que, devido à necessidade de reprodução dos capitais investidos, as práticas capitalistas privadas se tornam hegemônicas e determinantes das funções, papéis e relações de cada ator no interior do próprio sistema. A hipótese discutida neste texto é que o sistema de saúde tem hoje dois atratores fundamentais, moldando o comportamento de seus agentes: um é a tecnologia e o outro é o aspecto financeiro da valorização do capital. Para o primeiro, constituiu-se o que se denomina complexo médico-industrial, enquanto que, para o segundo, tem-se o aparecimento de um complexo médico-financeiro.The concept of a medical-industrial complex has been used since the 1980s in Brazil to highlight the multiple and complex relations that are established both among various players in the health sector and between them and other sectors of the economy. The medical-industrial complex is a product of the health system's history, and particularly that of its evolution. It is a stage in which, due to the need for reproduction of capital investments, private capitalist practices become hegemonic and determinant in each player's functions, roles, and relations within the system itself. The hypothesis discussed in this article is that the health system now has two fundamental attractors shaping the behavior of its agents: technology and the enhancement of capital value. What has come to be known as the medical-industrial complex was constituted for the former, while the medical-financial complex emerged with the latter.

  7. Análise comparativa de carteiras com práticas de governança corporativa inferiores e superiores Stock performance of companies with superior and inferior practices of corporate governance

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    Sérgio Soares Teixeira Rabelo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Para os investidores em carteiras de ações, a criação de um clima de negócios mais saudável, obtido por meio de melhores práticas de governança corporativa, pode assegurar sobremaneira o recurso investido, diminuindo assim o risco dos retornos. Este trabalho objetiva investigar se um investidor com uma carteira de ações de empresas que possuem práticas de governança corporativa superiores (Tipo I apresenta melhor performance do que outro investidor com uma carteira de ações de empresas que possuem práticas de governança corporativa inferiores (Tipo II. Para tanto, aplicou-se um estudo de carteiras, construídas aleatoriamente e avaliadas pelo Índice de Sharpe (IS. Foi constatado que a carteira ótima de Tipo I possui maior IS do que a carteira ótima de Tipo II, e que existe uma probabilidade de 56,49% de as carteiras de Tipo I superarem o retorno da Taxa SELIC no período, enquanto essa probabilidade, para as carteiras de Tipo II, é de 55,20%. Apesar de pouco significativos, os resultados mostram indícios de que é vantajoso para um investidor formar carteiras apenas de ações de empresas que possuem práticas de governança corporativa superiores.For investors who own stock portfolios, a healthier business climate brought about by superior corporate governance may better safeguard investments. An investigation was made to determine if a portfolio of stocks of companies with superior corporate governance (Type I had a better performance than one of companies with inferior governance (Type II. Randomly assembled portfolios were evaluated by the Sharpe Index (IS and showed that the Type I portfolio had a higher IS and a higher probability of return above the SELIC rate, 56.49%, than the Type II portfolio where this probability was less, 55.20%. Although not highly significant, results pointed to an advantage for the stock portfolio of companies with the superior corporate governance

  8. Orientação para o mercado e construção de marca: estudo exploratório em uma empresa de telefonia móvel Market orientation and brand building: an exploratory study of a mobile telephone company

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    Geraldo Luciano Toledo

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O cenário competitivo contemporâneo induz as empresas a adotarem uma filosofia de orientação para mercado, buscando criar e manter vantagem competitiva sustentável. Dada a dificuldade de diferenciarem-se, muitas organizações têm investido em ativos intangíveis, como a construção de marcas, no intuito de conseguir vantagem de longo prazo. Nesse contexto, o estudo teve por objetivo analisar, sob a ótica da filosofia de orientação para mercado, as estratégias de marketing voltadas para a construção de uma marca. Metodologicamente, procedeu-se, inicialmente, a uma fundamentação teórica sobre os assuntos pertinentes ao tema estudado. Realizou-se, ainda, uma pesquisa de caráter qualitativo, tendo por foco a análise e descrição do processo de construção de uma marca sólida, em um setor altamente competitivo - telefonia móvel -, que experimentou intensas transformações nos últimos anos. Explicitaram-se, no estudo empírico, aspectos referentes à construção da marca, a partir de uma mudança na cultura da própria empresa, propiciada pelas condições de mercado e pela estratégia da operadora.Competition today induces companies to adopt a philosophy of market orientation in search of creating and sustaining a competitive edge. Many organizations have turned to intangibles such as the building of a brand in an effort to achieve a long term advantage and differentiation from other companies. This empirical study analyzed, with a market oriented philosophy, the marketing strategies involved in the building of a brand. Theoretical bases of the subject were developed followed by a qualitative survey to analysis and describe the building of a solid brand (VIVO in mobile telephone services, a highly competitive sector which has undergone intense transformations in recent years. The building of a brand, beginning with a change in the company cultural resulting from market conditions and company strategy, was stressed.

  9. Modulation of the inter-hemispheric processing of semantic information during normal aging. A divided visual field experiment.

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    Hoyau, E; Cousin, E; Jaillard, A; Baciu, M

    2016-12-01

    We evaluated the effect of normal aging on the inter-hemispheric processing of semantic information by using the divided visual field (DVF) method, with words and pictures. Two main theoretical models have been considered, (a) the HAROLD model which posits that aging is associated with supplementary recruitment of the right hemisphere (RH) and decreased hemispheric specialization, and (b) the RH decline theory, which assumes that the RH becomes less efficient with aging, associated with increased LH specialization. Two groups of subjects were examined, a Young Group (YG) and an Old Group (OG), while participants performed a semantic categorization task (living vs. non-living) in words and pictures. The DVF was realized in two steps: (a) unilateral DVF presentation with stimuli presented separately in each visual field, left or right, allowing for their initial processing by only one hemisphere, right or left, respectively; (b) bilateral DVF presentation (BVF) with stimuli presented simultaneously in both visual fields, followed by their processing by both hemispheres. These two types of presentation permitted the evaluation of two main characteristics of the inter-hemispheric processing of information, the hemispheric specialization (HS) and the inter-hemispheric cooperation (IHC). Moreover, the BVF allowed determining the driver-hemisphere for processing information presented in BVF. Results obtained in OG indicated that: (a) semantic categorization was performed as accurately as YG, even if more slowly, (b) a non-semantic RH decline was observed, and (c) the LH controls the semantic processing during the BVF, suggesting an increased role of the LH in aging. However, despite the stronger involvement of the LH in OG, the RH is not completely devoid of semantic abilities. As discussed in the paper, neither the HAROLD nor the RH decline does fully explain this pattern of results. We rather suggest that the effect of aging on the hemispheric specialization and inter

  10. Comunidad de escarabajos copronecrófagos (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae en dos bosques del Chaco Oriental Húmedo, Argentina Copro-necrophagous beetle community (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae in two forests from Eastern Humid Chaco, Argentina

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    Miryam P. Damborsky

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    Full Text Available Se investigó y comparó la estructura de la comunidad de Scarabaeinae en dos ambientes con distinto grado de conservación. Se efectuaron muestreos en un bosque nativo del Parque Provincial Pampa del Indio y en un fragmento de bosque del establecimiento ganadero Los Alisos. Los ejemplares se capturaron con coprotrampas y necrotrampas que permanecieron activas durante 72 horas, en los meses de octubre, noviembre y diciembre de 2006. Se colectaron 769 individuos adultos pertenecientes a seis tribus, 11 géneros y 26 especies. En Los Alisos Ontherus sulcatus Fabricius y Onthophagus hirculus Mannerheim resultaron dominantes. Trichillum sp., Canthon podagricus Harold, Malagoniella sp., Gromphas lacordairei Brullé, y dos especies de Dichotomius Hope fueron exclusivas de este establecimiento. Canthon septemmaculatus Latreille y Coprophanaeus jasius Olivier sólo se colectaron en Pampa del Indio. El número de individuos y la diversidad alcanzaron valores significativamente superiores en Pampa del Indio. En Los Alisos, se constató igual proporción de coprófagos y necrófagos, y una mayoría de especies con hábitos endocópridos y paracópridos. En Pampa del Indio, se encontraron más especies de hábitos necrófagos y rodadores. La presente contribución constituye el primer estudio sobre la biodiversidad de Scarabaeinae en el ambiente de bosque de la provincia del Chaco.Scarabaeinae community structure was compared in two habitats with different degrees of conservation: a native forest at Pampa del Indio Provincial Park, and a forest fragment at Los Alisos cattle farm. Pitfall traps baited with carrion and cattle dung were left open for 72-hour periods in October, November and December 2006. 769 adults belonging to six tribes, 11 genera and 26 species were captured in all. At Los Alisos, Ontherus sulcatus Fabricius and Onthophagus hirculus Mannerheim were the dominant species. Trichillum sp., Canthon podagricus Harold, Malagoniella sp., Gromphas

  11. Egg Hatch Rate and Nymphal Survival of the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) After Exposure to Insecticide Sprays.

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    Hinson, K R; Benson, E P; Zungoli, P A; Bridges, W C; Ellis, B R

    2016-12-01

    Few studies have addressed the efficacy of insecticides used against eggs and first-instar nymphs of the bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Insect eggs are often resistant to insecticides; therefore, information on which products are effective is important. We evaluated the efficacy of four commonly used insecticide sprays applied directly to bed bug eggs. We also evaluated the efficacy of these insecticides to first-instar nymphs exposed to residuals resulting from directly spraying eggs. Temprid SC (beta-cyfluthrin, imidacloprid) was the most effective insecticide at preventing egg hatch (13% hatch rate) for pyrethroid-resistant, field-strain (Jersey City) bed bugs compared with a control (water [99% hatch rate]), Bedlam (MGK-264, sumithrin [84% hatch rate]), Demand CS (lambda-cyhalothrin [91% hatch rate]), and Phantom SC (chlorfenapyr [95% hatch rate]). Demand CS and Temprid SC were most effective at preventing egg hatch (0%) for an insecticide-susceptible (Harold Harlan) strain, followed by Bedlam (28%). Phantom SC produced a hatch rate similar to the control (97% and 96%, respectively). Harold Harlan-strain nymphs showed 100% survival for the control but 0% survival for Bedlam and Phantom SC. Jersey City-strain nymphs showed 100% survival for the control, 99% survival for Bedlam, 0% survival for Demand CS, 4% survival for Phantom SC, and 38% survival for Temprid SC. Demand CS was less effective at preventing hatch (91% hatch rate) of Jersey City-strain nymphs but was the only product to kill all nymphs (0% survival). One of the least effective products for preventing Jersey City-strain egg hatch (Phantom SC, 95% hatch rate) was the second most effective at killing nymphs, leaving only six of 141 alive. These findings indicate that survival of directly sprayed eggs and residually exposed, first-instar nymphs varies by strain, life stage, and product used. © The Authors 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological

  12. SLOW-RELEASE UREA APPLIED TO SURFACE AND REGULAR UREA INCORPORATED TO SOIL ON MAIZE YIELD UREIA DE LIBERAÇÃO LENTA APLICADA SUPERFICIALMENTE E UREIA COMUM INCORPORADA AO SOLO NO RENDIMENTO DO MILHO

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    Eloene Rodriges Godoy

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    ="JUSTIFY">A ureia aplicada sobre a superfície do solo apresenta elevadas perdas de nitrogênio (N, por volatilização de NH3. O uso de polímeros recobrindo grânulos de ureia é uma alternativa de manejo para reduzir tais perdas. O trabalho, desenvolvido em Neossolo Quartzarênico, com 6% de argila, na safra 2007/2008, no município de Jataí (GO, teve por objetivo avaliar a eficiência dos seguintes manejos: ureia incorporada ao solo e ureia revestida com polímeros, aplicada em superfície, nos aspectos agronômicos e econômicos da cultura do milho. Adotou-se o delineamento experimental em blocos casualizados, com oito repetições, totalizando 24 parcelas. A adubação nitrogenada de cobertura foi realizada em uma única aplicação, no estádio V5. A ureia incorporada ao solo proporcionou maiores valores de comprimento da espiga, diâmetro da espiga, número de grãos por espiga, massa de cem grãos, produtividade de grãos e da relação entre a receita obtida e o valor investido. O maior rendimento de grãos e a maior lucratividade foram obtidos com a aplicação da ureia incorporada ao solo. Para cada real (R$ 1,00 investido na cultura, a ureia incorporada ao solo promoveu retorno de R$ 1,37.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Zea mays L.; fertilizante de liberação lenta; nitrogênio; polímeros; sistema plantio direto.

  13. La finalidad del proceso

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    Iván Alfonso Cordero Gutiérrez

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:El tipo de Estado que Colombia asumió desde 1991 (Estado Social de Derecho, implica que el cumplimiento de los fines estatales se comparten con la población, generando de esta forma grados de responsabilidad respecto a las cargas asumidas por ellos y el Estado para la materialización de los objetivos planteados. La satisfacción de las necesidades básicas de la población como unode los fines esenciales del Estado Social de Derecho, no escapa a este esquema, lo que determina la colaboración armónica no sólo entre las entidades y organismos del Estado sino de este, complementado con la población. Una de las necesidades básicas de la población, se refiere a la posibilidad de resolver sus conflictos haciendo uso de los mecanismos que para tal efecto tiene a su disposición, utilizando las formas de Auto tutela, Autocomposición, híbridas y de Heterocomposiciòn, que el Estado autoriza,de acuerdo a los lineamientos propios de cada mecanismo, respecto a las materias que componen los derechos sustanciales que se debaten en la relación conflictiva. Dentro de estos mecanismos de solución de conflictos, la heterocomposiciòn presenta uno llamado el proceso jurisdiccional, en donde un tercero investido de poderes específicos ejerce la jurisdicción y toma la decisión respecto al conflicto, después del agotamiento de etapas sucesivas y preclusivas que garantizan la efectiva participación, ejercicio y defensa de los derechos fundamentales y sustanciales de las partes, generando una mayor garantía de legalidad respecto a la decisión generada por ese tercero investido de plena Jurisdicción (el Juez. Por ser el proceso jurisdiccional el mecanismo más idóneo por su garantismo reglado y tecnificado, debe ser protegido, fortalecido y preferente respecto a los denominados equivalentesjurisdiccionales pues con estos el Estado pretende desplazar la competencia al momento de la resolución de los conflictos, generando un

  14. Avaliação econômica do confinamento de novilhos de origem leiteira, alimentados com diferentes níveis de concentrado e de cama de frango Economic evaluation of feedlot dairy crossbred bulls fed diets with different concentrate and broiler litter levels

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    Moacir Rodrigues Filho

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    Full Text Available Foram confinados 24 bezerros mestiços Holandês x Zebu, machos não-castrados, com peso médio inicial de 75 kg e final de 215 kg, com o objetivo de avaliar o custo de produção. Os animais foram alimentados com capim-elefante de 30 a 45 dias de idade, concentrado à base de farelo de soja, fubá de milho, farinha de carne, mistura mineral e cama de frango, sendo constituídos os tratamentos: 1 = 50% volumoso e 50% concentrado; 2 = 50% volumoso, 35% de concentrado e 15% de cama de frango; 3 = 25% de volumoso e 75% concentrado; e 4 = 25% de volumoso, 52,5% de concentrado e 22,5% de cama de frango, na base da matéria seca. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualisados, com seis repetições. A análise da renda bruta, dos custos e do lucro indicou que o lucro foi negativo em todos os tratamentos, quando o preço de venda da carne produzida foi igual ao preço do boi gordo. Entretanto, quando foram mantidos os mesmos custos (custo operacional efetivo e custo operacional total e elevado em 10% o preço de venda do quilo de carne produzida, em relação ao preço do quilo de carne de boi gordo, todos os tratamentos apresentaram lucro, sendo destacados os tratamentos 2 e 3, com R$ 0,042 e R$ 0,03 por quilo de carne produzida e retorno sobre capital investido de 14,20 e 14,64%/ano, respectivamente. A variação no preço do concentrado, de R$ 0,26 a 0,20/kg, causou maior impacto no custo operacional efetivo do tratamento 3 e menor no tratamento 2, proporcionando lucro e retorno sobre capital o investido para todos os tratamentos, a partir da relação 7,62:1 entre preço do concentrado x preço da carne. As simulações mostraram que o tratamento 2 foi economicamente mais vantajoso, visto que gerou melhor relação custo/benefício para as condições do presente trabalho.Twenty-four Holstein crossbred young bulls, with 75 kg initial average weight and 215 kg final average weight, were confined in a feedlot. The objective of this experiment

  15. Our journey to digital curation of the Jeghers Medical Index.

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    Gawdyda, Lori; Carter, Kimbroe; Willson, Mark; Bedford, Denise

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    Harold Jeghers, a well-known medical educator of the twentieth century, maintained a print collection of about one million medical articles from the late 1800s to the 1990s. This case study discusses how a print collection of these articles was transformed to a digital database. Staff in the Jeghers Medical Index, St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, converted paper articles to Adobe portable document format (PDF)/A-1a files. Optical character recognition was used to obtain searchable text. The data were then incorporated into a specialized database. Lastly, articles were matched to PubMed bibliographic metadata through automation and human review. An online database of the collection was ultimately created. The collection was made part of a discovery search service, and semantic technologies have been explored as a method of creating access points. This case study shows how a small medical library made medical writings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries available in electronic format for historic or semantic research, highlighting the efficiencies of contemporary information technology.

  16. History of UK contribution to astronautics: Politics and government

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    Hicks CB, Colin

    2009-12-01

    In all developed countries, once it emerged from the amateur era, Space (and especially rocketry) moved on the public agenda because of its potential significance for both the civil and military policies of governments (coupled with its appetite for new money). In the UK the policy treatment of Space broadly paralleled that in other countries until the post-Empire trauma, the burn-out of the White-Hot Technological revolution of Harold Wilson, and the financial crises of the 1970s exhausted the public appetite for large scale publicly funded projects in high technology. The culmination for Space of these pressures came in 1986-1987 when the UK rejected the emerging international consensus and, almost alone, stayed outside the manned space commitments which developed into the International Space Station. In this paper, Colin Hicks will review the UK political developments which led up to the 1986-1987 decision and how the politics and organisation of UK space activity have developed since then to the point where in 2008 a major government review of the UK involvement in manned space was commissioned.

  17. Traçando mapas: a teoria histórico-cultural e as contribuições para a pesquisa com crianças e suas espacialidades

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    Jader Janer Moreira Lopes

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Este texto busca fazer uma reflexão sobre as pesquisas sistematizadas no campo da infância, tendo como enfoque principal as estratégias de pesquisas “com crianças”. O recorte ao qual nos dedicamos são as relações que as crianças estabelecem com o meio, tendo como foco principal as suas espacialidades. A partir das contribuições de pesquisas que se aportam em estratégias de natureza qualitativas e fundamentadas nos aportes da teoria históricas cultural, elege-se o conceito de vivência (perejivanie como mote em torno do qual nossos trabalhos são desenvolvidos. Para isso, traça-se, inicialmente, a origem da pesquisa com base em paradigmas positivistas e evidenciam-se alguns caminhos que buscaram romper com essa perspectiva: os postulados etnográficos de Malinovky e Boas; o Interacionismo simbólico, cujo precursor é George Herbert Mead; a Etnometodologia de Harold Garfinkel; as contribuições de Marx e os princípios estabelecidos por Vigotski e seus colaboradores.

  18. Can the Effects of Religion and Spirituality on Both Physical and Mental Health be Scientifically Measured? An Overview of the Key Sources, with Particular Reference to the Teachings of Said Nursi.

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    Turner, Mahshid

    2015-12-01

    Within Western secular societies, everything has to be substantiated by empirical evidence; this means it has to be quantifiable and measurable. Research, particularly quantitative research, then, is the criterion by which everything, including religion, is either accepted or rejected. The separation of religion from science began with the Renaissance, the Reformation and the advent of the Enlightenment. It was perceived that religion did not match the language of science and that there was no logical proof or empirical evidence for the existence of God. Religion therefore, due to its inability to be measured and quantified, has since been largely marginalised. In recent times, in order to integrate 'religion' into everyday life, attempts have been made to argue and bring in scientific proof for the effectiveness of religion for improved health and well-being. The psychiatrist Harold Koenig has been one of the key people whose collation of research evidence has shown that religion has a positive effect on both physical and mental health. By looking firstly at the definitions of religion and spirituality and then discussing various opinions from both secular and religious perspectives, including those of Said Nursi, this paper aimed to determine whether religion and spirituality can indeed be measured.

  19. Flying Scotsman: modernity, nostalgia and Britain’s ‘cult of the past’

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    Andrew McLean

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Flying Scotsman is arguably the world’s most famous steam locomotive. The engine, a standard bearer of British engineering excellence and modernity in the 1920s, became, in the 1960s, a symbol of the dying age of steam. As Britain’s post war austerity and increasingly lesser role in the world gave way to Harold Wilson’s modernising ‘white heat of technology’ Britain’s ‘cult of the past’ took greater hold. Wistful nostalgia for the past can be seen across the cultural landscape of the 1960s in books, poetry, music, television and film. With a marked increase in the rise and popularity of preservation groups across the country this was a decade when interest in Britain’s ‘national heritage’ enjoyed enormous growth. Viewed within this context the remarkable saving of a steam locomotive from the scrapyard as Britain’s railway abandoned nineteenth century technology illustrates how the past has increasingly shaped Britain’s cultural landscape. This raises wider questions about what it means to preserve cultural objects and how, if at all, their authenticity can be preserved.

  20. “O poeta foi três ante o papel secreto”: Maneirismo em Camões e Jorge de Sena

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    Rodrigo Corrêa Martins Machado

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available A relação dialógica que há entre Sena e Camões é inegável e permite que se façam variadas incursões no que diz respeito ao diálogo entre eles. Por isso, investigar a leitura “maneirista” que Jorge de Sena faz acerca da obra camoniana e como ele entende ser uma obra de arte maneirista pode ajudar a crítica de ambos os autores a entender melhor a relação entre a poética deles, uma vez que, na esteira de Harold Bloom, acredito que dialogar é manter viva uma chama, é reconhecer a grandiosidade de um texto, dando-lhe presságios de ressurreição. A partir dessa leitura que proponho, é possível apontar em Sena pontos nodais de escrita que, inegavelmente, são devedores dos ensinamentos camonianos, como o humanismo, a problematização da condição moderna do sujeito, a subversão à ordem, a ética da escrita relacionada de maneira direta ao Outro.

  1. Japan's spent fuel and plutonium management challenge

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    Katsuta, Tadahiro; Suzuki, Tatsujiro

    2011-01-01

    Japan's commitment to plutonium recycling has been explicitly stated in its long-term program since 1956. Despite the clear cost disadvantage compared with direct disposal or storage of spent fuel, the Rokkasho reprocessing plant started active testing in 2006. Japan's cumulative consumption of plutonium has been only 5 tons to date and its future consumption rate is still uncertain. But once the Rokkasho reprocessing plant starts its full operation, Japan will separate about 8 tons of plutonium annually. Our analysis shows that, with optimum use of available at-reactor and away-from-reactor storage capacity, there would be no need for reprocessing until the mid-2020s. With an additional 30,000 tons of away-from-reactor (AFR) spent-fuel storage capacity reprocessing could be avoided until 2050. Deferring operation of the Rokkasho plant, at least until the plutonium stockpile had been worked down to the minimum required level, would also minimize international concern about Japan's plutonium stockpile. The authors are happy to acknowledge Frank von Hippel, Harold Feiveson, Jungming Kang, Zia Mian, M.V. Ramana, and other IPFM members, as well as the generous grant from the MacArthur Foundation for helping make this research possible.

  2. Knowledge of ancient Hindu surgeons on Hirschsprung disease: evidence from Sushruta Samhita of circa 1200-600 BC.

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    Raveenthiran, Venkatachalam

    2011-11-01

    Congenital megacolon is eponymously named after Harold Hirschsprung, who accurately described the clinical features in 1886. Recent research revealed that this condition is perhaps well known for centuries before him. This article is intended to examine if ancient Hindu surgeons knew about congenital megacolon. Sushruta Samhita is an ancient tome of Ayurvedic surgery compiled by Sushruta (circa 1200-600 bc). Passages of interest were identified by browsing the authentic English translation of the compendium. Accuracy of translation was verified by comparing to the original Sanskrit verses with the help of a Sanskrit scholar. A condition called Baddha Gudodaram, described in the Samhita, closely resembles Hirschsprung disease. There are indications that ancient Indians even deciphered the etiology as defective vayu alias vata (nerves). Although the ailment was considered incurable, a palliative operation has been discussed. Descriptive details of the operation match with that of sigmoid colostomy. Evidence from Sushruta Samhita indicates that Hindu surgeons of prehistoric India probably had considerable knowledge about Hirschsprung disease. Further research, corroborating other sources of evidence, is required to confirm this claim. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. B. F. Skinner and technology's nation: Technocracy, social engineering, and the good life in 20th-century America.

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    Rutherford, Alexandra

    2017-08-01

    Psychologist B. F. Skinner developed and promoted a technology of behavior as the basis for widespread social reform over much of his career. In 1948, he published his behaviorally engineered vision of the good life in his utopian novel Walden Two (Skinner, 1948). Skinner's efforts were part of a much larger social engineering tradition that received one of its fullest expressions in the Technocracy Movement of the 1930s. Fifteen years before Skinner's Walden Two , at the height of the Technocracy Movement's public visibility in the United States, technocrat Harold Loeb (1933/1996) published his utopia, Life in a Technocracy: What It Might Be Like . In this article, I place the socially engineered visions of the good life promoted by the Technocracy Movement and by Skinner on an intellectual and ideological continuum to amplify and explore American attitudes toward psychology, technology, and social engineering during the middle decades of the 20th century. I argue that responses to both reveal the possibilities and limits of the social engineering enterprise, and suggest that historians of technology might consider how the history of psychology and other psy-disciplines can deepen conceptualizations of the relationships among the psychological, the social, and the technological in this period. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  4. The future prospects for the protection of human rights in South Africa*

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    Full Text Available It must by now be obvious to every intelligence, I presume, hat the winds of change which have been sweeping across the continent of Africa over the last two decades, are presently also raging south of the Limpopo. Ever since Mr Harold Macmillan, the then prime minister of the United Kingdom, in his historic address of 3 February 1960 to the South African parliament, directed our attention to the political significance of the prevail­ ing tide of national consciousness of the African peoples, the while man in Africa has felt the increasing chill of the side- elïects of those winds so accurately predicted by him. Not only have we seen our western allies turning their backs on the White regime of South Africa, but on the domestic scene we have also experienced the murmurs of the African breeze and the unrest and even violence which signified an impatient urge on the part of the less privileged sections of the South African population for a better deal in what is their fatherland too.

  5. The hazards to man of nuclear and allied radiations. A second report to the Medical Research Council

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    In March, 1955, the Prime Minister requested that the Medical Research Council should appoint an independent committee to report on the medical and genetic aspects of nuclear radiation and in the following month the Council appointed us members of such a committee, under the chairmanship of Sir Harold Himsworth, to undertake this task. In June, 1956, our Report to the Medical Research Council (Cmd. 9780) was presented to Parliament by the Lord President of the Council. In the following months our Genetics Panel met twice for the primary purpose of putting forward further recommendations for research and in June, 1958, we ourselves, at the Council's request, met again in full session to prepare a statement (Cmnd. 508) on the Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation. During the whole of this period the subject has been kept under regular review by various standing committees of the Council. We ourselves met again in November, 1959, following a request from the Medical Research Council that we should prepare a further considered statement of the position in this field and the report which follows is the result of this request.

  6. Radiation protection in medicine: Ethical framework revisited

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    Malone, J. F.

    2009-01-01

    The ethical framework within which medicine operates has changed radically over the last two decades. This has been stimulated by events leading to controversy, such as the infant organ retention scandals; concerns about blood products; self regulation of medical practice in the wake of the Harold Shipman Enquiry in the UK; and many other events. It has become obvious following investigations and/or public enquiries that a gap has opened up between what is acceptable to the public on the one hand, and what appears reasonable to, or is at least accepted by, the professionals involved on the other. This paper reviews these issues and some conclusions of a workshop held to consider them. It places the developments in the context of the idea that the approach to problems and communication in a group of people/professionals such as doctors, radiologists, radiation protection specialists, or even the general public may be regarded as a 'culture'. Current practice of radiation protection in medicine is examined in the light of these considerations. (authors)

  7. The hazards to man of nuclear and allied radiations. A second report to the Medical Research Council

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    In March, 1955, the Prime Minister requested that the Medical Research Council should appoint an independent committee to report on the medical and genetic aspects of nuclear radiation and in the following month the Council appointed us members of such a committee, under the chairmanship of Sir Harold Himsworth, to undertake this task. In June, 1956, our Report to the Medical Research Council (Cmd. 9780) was presented to Parliament by the Lord President of the Council. In the following months our Genetics Panel met twice for the primary purpose of putting forward further recommendations for research and in June, 1958, we ourselves, at the Council's request, met again in full session to prepare a statement (Cmnd. 508) on the Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation. During the whole of this period the subject has been kept under regular review by various standing committees of the Council. We ourselves met again in November, 1959, following a request from the Medical Research Council that we should prepare a further considered statement of the position in this field and the report which follows is the result of this request

  8. Q-Thruster Breadboard Campaign Project

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    White, Harold

    2014-01-01

    Dr. Harold "Sonny" White has developed the physics theory basis for utilizing the quantum vacuum to produce thrust. The engineering implementation of the theory is known as Q-thrusters. During FY13, three test campaigns were conducted that conclusively demonstrated tangible evidence of Q-thruster physics with measurable thrust bringing the TRL up from TRL 2 to early TRL 3. This project will continue with the development of the technology to a breadboard level by leveraging the most recent NASA/industry test hardware. This project will replace the manual tuning process used in the 2013 test campaign with an automated Radio Frequency (RF) Phase Lock Loop system (precursor to flight-like implementation), and will redesign the signal ports to minimize RF leakage (improves efficiency). This project will build on the 2013 test campaign using the above improvements on the test implementation to get ready for subsequent Independent Verification and Validation testing at Glenn Research Center (GRC) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in FY 2015. Q-thruster technology has a much higher thrust to power than current forms of electric propulsion (7x Hall thrusters), and can significantly reduce the total power required for either Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) or Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP). Also, due to the high thrust and high specific impulse, Q-thruster technology will greatly relax the specific mass requirements for in-space nuclear reactor systems. Q-thrusters can reduce transit times for a power-constrained architecture.

  9. Stories and Maps, Images and Archives: Multimethod Approach to the Political Ecology of Native Property Rights and Natural Resource Management in Sabah, Malaysia

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    Doolittle, Amity A.

    2010-01-01

    The study of human-environmental relations is complex and by nature draws on theories and practices from multiple disciplines. There is no single research strategy or universal set of methods to which researchers must adhere. Particularly for scholars interested in a political ecology approach to understanding human-environmental relationships, very little has been written examining the details of “how to” design a project, develop appropriate methods, produce data, and, finally, integrate multiple forms of data into an analysis. A great deal of attention has been paid, appropriately, to the theoretical foundations of political ecology, and numerous scholarly articles and books have been published recently. But beyond Andrew Vayda’s “progressive contextualization” and Piers Blaikie and Harold Brookfield’s “chains of explanation,” remarkably little is written that provides a research model to follow, modify, and expand. Perhaps one of the reasons for this gap in scholarship is that, as expected in interdisciplinary research, researchers use a variety of methods that are suitable (and perhaps unique) to the questions they are asking. To start a conversation on the methods available for researchers interested in adopting a political ecology perspective to human-environmental interactions, I use my own research project as a case study. This research is by no means flawless or inclusive of all possible methods, but by using the details of this particular research process as a case study I hope to provide insights into field research that will be valuable for future scholarship.

  10. Evocative allusions in Matthew: Matthew 5:5 as a test case

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    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Combining theories of intertextuality and abductive reasoning, this article demonstrates the figurative nature of scriptural allusions in Matthew. Allusions form figurations that open new perspectives for readers inasmuch as the source text and the new text stand in a tensive relationship in which each modifies the other and in which together they evoke meaning beyond the mere sum of the two independent texts. Allusions also form figurations inasmuch as arguments that are analogous to logic. Surprising, original, uncanny correlations between the source text and the new text involve what Charles Peirce called abductive reasoning which also challenges constructs of reality. This article interprets Matthew 5:5 as an allusion to the Abrahamic promise of the inheritance of the land and the blessing of all the families of the earth mediated through Psalm 36 (LXX and describes the figurative nature of the allusion using Harold Bloom’s revisionary ratios. Another version of the article will also be published in Kim, P & Ringe, S (eds, Literary encounters with the reign of God: Essays in honor of Robert C Tannehill, Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International (Forthcoming.

  11. U S spacesuits

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    2012-01-01

    Spacesuits are far more than garments. They are a personalized spacecraft that allows direct contact and interaction with everything beyond our world, and a last refuge for survival in a disaster. Creating safe, reliable, and comfortable spacesuits is an ongoing challenge that has spanned over four decades. "U. S. Spacesuits, 2nd Edition" by Kenneth S. Thomas and Harold J. McMann details the technical evolution of U. S. spacesuits from their roots in high altitude aviation and vacuum tube development to present day, with an additional look into the future. This primary source of spacesuit information explains the functions, historical development, and use of spacesuits from a worldwide perspective. In this new edition, the authors update the story of U.S. spacesuit development and efforts, from the design challenges modern engineers face to the latest roles of spacesuits in space exploration. The book also provides a close up look at NASA's new Constellation Space Suit System as well as Apollo prototype confi...

  12. La traducción deficiente, del inglés al español, de obras teóricas sobre las organizaciones: Un obstáculo al conocimiento

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    Jorge Ríos Szalay

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se argumenta en primer lugar que el lenguaje es elemento vital del método de la ciencia, toda vez que el conocimiento se crea a través del diálogo establecido entre los investigadores fundamentalmente por medio de la palabra escrita, por lo que el rigor o descuido que se tenga en su uso infl uye en el conocimiento mismo. Consecuentemente, se destaca que la traducción del pensamiento de un autor de una lengua a otra es un asunto de la mayor importancia, puesto que puede ser un medio para el avance o para la obstrucción del conocimiento. En segundo término, y como parte central, se argumenta que a menudo las traslaciones de libros de administración y de teoría de la organización del inglés al español son tan deficientes que distorsionan ideas importantes de sus autores, y se ofrecen evidencias de ello a través del análisis de las traducciones de pasajes particularmente importantes de la obra de cinco infl uyentes pensadores: Harold Koontz y Cyril O' Donnell, George Terry, Chester Barnard y Nicos Mouzelis. Finalmente, se analizan en forma somera las principales causas de esta problemática y se esbozan algunas ideas preliminares acerca de lo que se podría hacer con vistas a atenuarla.

  13. Research continues on zebra mussel control

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    1993-01-01

    Researchers are working on many fronts to learn methods for controlling and combatting zebra mussels, a species of mussel that can attach to the inside of water intakes at hydroelectric and thermal power plants, and can reduce or block water flow. Biologists at the University of Toledo in Ohio report that compounds from the African soapberry plant called lemmatoxins are lethal to zebra mussels. In laboratory tests, researchers have determined 1 to 2 milligrams of purified lemmatoxins per liter will kill the mussels. In field tests, biologist Harold Lee flushed water through a mussel-infested pipe. He found that the berry extract killed mussels in four to eight hours, making continuous treatment of water intake pipes unnecessary, according to a report in New Scientists. The University of Toledo participated in another project, funded by the American Water Works Association Research Foundation. That project team included the cities of Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio, Finkbeiner, Pettis ampersand Strout, Ltd. consulting engineers, and researchers from Ohio's Case Western Reserve University. The team identified a chemical oxidant, sodium hypochlorite, as a cost-effective agent for controlling zebra mussels at water treatment plant intakes. Toledo has used the sodium hypochlorite and reports the chemical has cleared colonies of zebra mussels that had attached to the intake of its water treatment plant

  14. A not quite random walk: Experimenting with the ethnomethods of the algorithm

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    Full Text Available Algorithms have become a widespread trope for making sense of social life. Science, finance, journalism, warfare, and policing—there is hardly anything these days that has not been specified as “algorithmic.” Yet, although the trope has brought together a variety of audiences, it is not quite clear what kind of work it does. Often portrayed as powerful yet inscrutable entities, algorithms maintain an air of mystery that makes them both interesting and difficult to understand. This article takes on this problem and examines the role of algorithms not as techno-scientific objects to be known, but as a figure that is used for making sense of observations. Following in the footsteps of Harold Garfinkel’s tutorial cases, I shall illustrate the implications of this view through an experiment with algorithmic navigation. Challenging participants to go on a walk, guided not by maps or GPS but by an algorithm developed on the spot, I highlight a number of dynamics typical of reasoning with running code, including the ongoing respecification of rules and observations, the stickiness of the procedure, and the selective invocation of the algorithm as an intelligible object. The materials thus provide an opportunity to rethink key issues at the intersection of the social sciences and the computational, including popular concerns with transparency, accountability, and ethics.

  15. Comunidad de escarabajos copronecrófagos (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae en dos bosques del Chaco Oriental Húmedo, Argentina

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    Miryam P. DAMBORSKY

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    Full Text Available Se investigó y comparó la estructura de la comunidad de Scarabaeinae en dos ambientes con distinto grado de conservación. Se efectuaron muestreos en un bosque nativo del Parque Provincial Pampa del Indio y en un fragmento de bosque del establecimiento ganadero Los Alisos. Los ejemplares se capturaron con coprotrampas y necrotrampas que permanecieron activas durante 72 horas, en los meses de octubre, noviembre y diciembre de 2006. Se colectaron 769 individuos adultos pertenecientes a seis tribus, 11 géneros y 26 especies. En Los Alisos Ontherus sulcatus Fabricius y Onthophagus hirculus Mannerheim resultaron dominantes. Trichillum sp., Canthon podagricus Harold, Malagoniella sp., Gromphas lacordairei Brullé, y dos especies de Dichotomius Hope fueron exclusivas de este establecimiento. Canthon septemmaculatus Latreille y Coprophanaeus jasius Olivier sólo se colectaron en Pampa del Indio. El número de individuos y la diversidad alcanzaron valores significativamente superiores en Pampa del Indio. En Los Alisos, se constató igual proporción de coprófagos y necrófagos, y una mayoría de especies con hábitos endocópridos y paracóprido En Pampa del Indio, se encontraron más especies de hábitos necrófagos y rodadores. La presente contribución constituye el primer estudio sobre la biodiversidad de Scarabaeinae en el ambiente de bosque de la provincia del Chaco.

  16. The interactive potential of post-modern film narrative - Frequency, Order and Simultaneity

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    Carlos Sena Caires

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available A considerable number of contemporary films are now using narrative models that allow several adaptations on digital and interactive operating systems. This trend is seen in films such as Memento by Christopher Nolan (2000, Irréversible by Gaspar Noé (2002 and Smoking / No Smoking by Alain Resnais (1993, concerning the chronological organization of their narrative parts – here it is a question of order. Or in films such as Elephant by Gus Van Sant (2003, Groundhog Day by Harold Ramis, 1993 and Rashômon by Akira Kurosawa (1950, for the diegetic repetition – a question of frequency. Or even, in films such as Magnolia by Paul Thomas Anderson (1999 and Short Cuts by Robert Altman, 1993 which use the idea of expansion or compression of the narrative – a question of simultaneity. To change the accessibility of the cinematographic experience and to constantly re-evaluate the way in which the narrative tool is used, is from now on considered the interactive potential of the contemporary film narrative.

  17. Project-Based Learning to Promote Effective Learning in Biotechnology Courses

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    Full Text Available With enrollment in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM shrinking, teachers are faced with the problem of appealing to a new generation of students without sacrificing educational quality. Evidence has shown that this problem can be reduced with the use of a number of pedagogical strategies of which project-based learning (PBL is one. PBL addresses the fundamental challenge of increasing students’ motivation, their mastery of course material, and finding applications for what they have learned to apply in various situations. This study demonstrates the benefits of redesigning a standard lab-based molecular biology course to create a more effective learning environment. Using PBL, students who enrolled in Bio-251 at Harold Washington College in Chicago were given the responsibility of cloning a bacterial gene from one species into a new host species. They were then tasked with the expression and purification of the resulting protein for future research purposes at University of Illinois-Chicago, a leading 4-year research institute. With use of the PBL method, students showed improvement in the areas of self-confidence, lab technical skills, and interest in STEM-related fields and, most of all, the students showed a high level of performance and satisfaction.

  18. Emergence of life: Physical chemistry changes the paradigm.

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    Spitzer, Jan; Pielak, Gary J; Poolman, Bert

    2015-06-10

    Origin of life research has been slow to advance not only because of its complex evolutionary nature (Franklin Harold: In Search of Cell History, 2014) but also because of the lack of agreement on fundamental concepts, including the question of 'what is life?'. To re-energize the research and define a new experimental paradigm, we advance four premises to better understand the physicochemical complexities of life's emergence: (1) Chemical and Darwinian (biological) evolutions are distinct, but become continuous with the appearance of heredity. (2) Earth's chemical evolution is driven by energies of cycling (diurnal) disequilibria and by energies of hydrothermal vents. (3) Earth's overall chemical complexity must be high at the origin of life for a subset of (complex) chemicals to phase separate and evolve into living states. (4) Macromolecular crowding in aqueous electrolytes under confined conditions enables evolution of molecular recognition and cellular self-organization. We discuss these premises in relation to current 'constructive' (non-evolutionary) paradigm of origins research - the process of complexification of chemical matter 'from the simple to the complex'. This paradigm artificially avoids planetary chemical complexity and the natural tendency of molecular compositions toward maximum disorder embodied in the second law of thermodynamics. Our four premises suggest an empirical program of experiments involving complex chemical compositions under cycling gradients of temperature, water activity and electromagnetic radiation.

  19. La prehistoria en Las tres edades de Buster Keaton

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    Alberto Lombo Montañés

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Un tipo extraño se pasea por la Edad de Piedra, imberbe y con inmensos zapatones de piel, se detiene para recoger unas flores en pleno desierto, no cabe duda, es un payaso y también un romántico, es Buster Keaton. Payaso, acróbata y equilibrista desde niño, Buster Keaton aprendió muy pronto los trucos del escenario. Sabía cómo hacer reír a la gente y preparaba sus films con la misma meticulosidad que una actuación circense. Es la época de los golpetazos y las persecuciones, es la época de los grandes gagman Charles Chaplin, Laurel y Hardy, Harry Langdon, Harold Lloyd y tantos otros. Pero si algo distingue el personaje de Keaton, además de ser el más auténtico de los payasos (Ayala, 1975, p. 51, es su serio semblante. En efecto Keaton no ríe nunca. Y la ausencia de la risa en su rostro ha suscitado casi tanta tinta como la misteriosa sonrisa de La Mona Lisa.

  20. Pola Komunikasi di Pesantren : Studi tentang Model Komunikasi antara Kiai, Ustadz, dan Santri di Pondok Pesantren TMI Al-Amien Prenduan

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    Rudi Hartono

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    Full Text Available Social interaction is a communication process that connects human interpersonal relationship among people. Each communication process must build a communication model that becomes an individuals or groups identity. Communication activities have been conducted regularly in the daily life so it needs to be observed, evaluated and corrected, especially related to its communication models. The research describes the communication process among kiai, ustadz (teachers, and santri (students of TMI Al-Amien in 24-hour-activities, formal and non-formal activities. The method of the research is descriptive qualitative with phenomenological approach. It analyzes the communication process using the transaction, transmission, ritual, expressive, publicity and reception models. The result of analysis includes the two models of communication among kiai, ustadz (teachers, and santri (students: first, in the process of new students acceptance, Friday dialog program, and student conseling, the communication is modeled as two-direction communication dealing DeVitos communication model, second, in Perlantasi program, the communication model used is one-direction communication dealing with Harold Dwight Lasswells communication model.

  1. Advances in the physics of radiation oncology - 50 years of contributions by US Medical Physicists

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    Suntharalingam, N.

    2008-01-01

    Medical Physicists have a long standing record in the advancement of the discipline of Radiation Oncology, not only in the United States but world-wide, going back to the pre-world war II era. In the United States the contributions of Failla and Quimby, first at Memorial Hospital and then at Columbia University in New York, laid the foundation for the Profession of Medical Physics in the US. Radiation Therapy first used low and high kilovoltage machines for external beam therapy. Radium (Parker) and radon seeds (Quimby) were used for brachytherapy. Subsequently, clinical Van-de-Graaff machines (Trump and Wright) and the Betatron (Kerst, Adams and Skaggs) provided the required photon beams and also made available clinically useful electron beams. The work of John Laughlin, Larry Lanzl, Jacques Ovadia together with Gail Adams and Lester Skaggs, needs to be recognized for their pioneering efforts. With the introduction of Cobalt-60 Teletherapy (Harold Johns and the Canadian Group, Gilbert Fletcher and the MD Anderson Group) and Linear Accelerators (Henry Kaplan and the Stanford Group, and Varian), in the late 1950s ∼ 1960, there was even a greater need for the strong participation of medical physicists, as a useful technical resource to the physicians

  2. From sick role to practices of health and illness.

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    Frank, Arthur W

    2013-01-01

    Health care research generally, and medical education research specifically, make increasingly sophisticated use of social science methods, but these methods are often detached from the theories that are the substantive core of the social sciences. Enhanced understanding of theory is especially valuable for gaining a broader perspective on how issues in medical education reflect the social processes that contextualise them. This article reviews five social science theories, emphasising their relevance to medical education, beginning with the emergence of the sociology of health and illness in the 1950s, with Talcott Parsons' concept of the 'sick role'. Four turning points since Parsons are then discussed with reference to the theory developed by, respectively, Harold Garfinkel, Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu, and what is called the 'narrative or dialogical turn'. In considering these, the author argues for a theory-grounded research that relates specific problems to what Max Weber called the 'fate of our times'. The conclusion considers how medical education research can critique the reproduction of a discourse of scarcity in health care, rather than participating in this discourse and legitimating the disciplinary techniques that it renders self-evident. © Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2013.

  3. “By his wind, he put Yam into his net” – (R. H. [Chaim] Cohen correction proposal of the BHS text of Job 26:13

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    Osvaldo Luiz Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available Is formulated as a proposed textual criticism the suggestion of correction of the text of Job 26.13 of the Hebrew Bible Stuttgartensia, constant of dissertation by Harold R. (Chaim Cohen , 1975, published in 1978, with the title of Biblical Hapax in the Light of Akkadian and Ugaritic . Cohen presents two statements: 1 retrieves the recommendation of Tur-Sinai ( 1941, that the word hrpX in Job 26.13 should be translated from Akkadian cognate , "saparru", playing to him as "network", so that , then, would treat a case of hapax legomena. Also, 2 Cohen says there were copyist error in the transmission of the Hebrew verse - two independent original vocabulary - ~X and ~y - have been mistakenly clumped by the scribe and processed in the now constant standard text of BHS , ~yIm:åv'. The Cohen’s suggestions recover the condition of the four parallel synonymic verses in Job 26.12-13, since Yam, appearing in if and then corrected v . 13a, compose parallel with the other dragons mentioned in v. 12a, 12b and 13b. Job 26.13 should then be read as follows: " with his wind, he put Yam on your network". Not identified any version or comment that had heeded the suggestion of Cohen.

  4. Professor Peter Choyce: an early pioneer of intraocular lenses and corneal/refractive surgery.

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    Pandey, Suresh K; Apple, David J

    2005-06-01

    Professor Peter Choyce, FRCS, DOMS, MS, was one of the pioneers of intraocular lens implant surgery. He developed an interest in artificial lens implantation following cataract surgery, a procedure that was widely criticized by the ophthalmic establishment in the UK, Europe, North America and other countries. Owing to the opposition to the intraocular lenses, Peter Choyce together with Sir Harold Ridley co-founded the International Intraocular Implant Club in 1966, which was responsible for the gradual acceptance of artificial lens implantation. Peter Choyce developed several models of intraocular lens, but did not patent the majority of them. The Choyce Mark IX, manufactured by Rayner Intraocular Lenses, became the first US Food and Drug Administration-approved intraocular lens in 1981. A review of Peter Choyce's record confirms a significant number of original innovations in the field of anterior segment surgery, including many procedures taken for granted today, but not associated with his name. These include early work on both kerato- and intraocular lens-refractive procedures, keratoprosthesis, pioneering paediatric implant procedures and others. Unfortunately his tenacious adherence to anterior chamber lens technology, while in general clinically sound, caused many to question his influence and hence he remained poorly understood even until after his death. He passed away on 8 August 2001 after a long fight with colon cancer. In this article, we provide evidence and elaborate Peter Choyce's accomplishments, which places him as one of the most innovative ophthalmologist in his surgical field in the twentieth century.

  5. A checklist of beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) on pig carcasses in the suburban area of southwestern China: A preliminary study and its forensic relevance.

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    Lyu, Zhou; Wan, Li-Hua; Yang, Yong-Qiang; Tang, Rui; Xu, Lyu-Zi

    2016-07-01

    Examining the succession pattern of carrion insects on vertebrate carcasses is widely accepted as an effective method to estimate the postmortem interval (PMI) of decayed bodies. Investigation of the community of sarcosaprophagous insects, especially flies and beetles, is the foundation of the succession pattern study. This study aimed to investigate the sarcosaprophagous beetles succession on animal carcasses in the suburban area of southwestern China and to establish a basic catalog for forensic application. The present study was conducted in 2013 in a mountain in Chongqing municipality with modified Schoenly traps. Carcasses of miniature pig were used to simulate human bodies. For most carcasses, five decomposition stages were observed. A total of 2108 adult coleopterans belonging to at least 61 species and 18 families were collected in the study, and most of the specimens occurred at the advanced decay stage. Omosita colon (Linnaeus, 1758), Necrodes nigricornis (Harold, 1875), Necrobia ruficollis (Fabricius, 1775) and Neosilusa ceylonica (Kraatz, 1857) were the dominant species. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.

  6. 7. Advocating the Poetics of Sound in the Cycle Les Nuits d´Été by Hector Berlioz

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    Iațeșen Loredana Viorica

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    Full Text Available By consulting monographies, musicological studies, specialty articles about the personality of romantic musician Hector Berlioz and implicitly linked to the relevance of his significant opera, one discovers researchers’ constant preoccupation for historical, stylistic, analytical, hermeneutical comments upon aspects related to established scores (the Fantastic, Harold in Italy symphonies, dramatic legend The Damnation of Faust, dramatic symphony Romeo and Juliet, the Requiem, etc.. Out of his compositions, it is remarkable that the cycle Les nuits d´été was rarely approached from a musicological point of view, despite the fact that it is an important opus, which inaugurates the genre of the orchestral lied at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of last century. In this study, we set out to compose as complete as possible an image of this work, both from an analytic-stylistic point of view by stressing the text-sound correspondences and, above all, from the perspective of its reception at a didactic level, by promoting the score in the framework of listening sessions commented upon as part of the discipline of the history of music. In what follows, I shall argue that the cycle of orchestral lieder Les nuits d´été by Hector Berlioz represents a work of equal importance to established opera.

  7. Drone Warfare: Twenty-First Century Empire and Communications

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    Kevin Howley

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper, part of a larger project that examines drones from a social-construction of technology perspective, considers drone warfare in light of Harold Innis’s seminal work on empire and communication. Leveraging leading-edge aeronautics with advanced optics, data processing, and networked communication, drones represent an archetypal “space-biased” technology. Indeed, by allowing remote operators and others to monitor, select, and strike targets from half a world away, and in real-time, these weapon systems epitomize the “pernicious neglect of time” Innis sought to identify and remedy in his later writing. With Innis’s time-space dialectic as a starting point, then, the paper considers drones in light of a longstanding paradox of American culture: the impulse to collapse the geographical distance between the United States and other parts of the globe, while simultaneously magnifying the cultural difference between Americans and other peoples and societies. In the midst of the worldwide proliferation of drones, this quintessentially sublime technology embodies this (disconnect in important, profound, and ominous ways.

  8. Equal Protection Under the Law: Do Female Justices have a Different Voice?

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    Full Text Available As women take on a continuously larger role in the legal field, it has become tremendously important to study and understand the impact women are having on the judicial system. This work explores the role of women in the judiciary. Specifically, I examine the Supreme Court of the United States to find out whether women’s jurisprudence differs from that of their male colleagues. For this paper, I limit my examination to cases involving equal protection under the law. The theory I employ is that of Carol Gilligan, who argues that across many realms, women have a uniquely different voice than men (1982. Through a quantitative analysis of 49 cases dealing with issues of equal protection under the law, I show that Gilligan’s theory helps us understand how cases are decided in the United States Supreme Court. Additionally, I show how the “Different Voice” model improves upon existing models of judicial decision making by Lee Epstein, Jeffrey Segal, and Harold Spaeth. This paper expands current gender and politics literature, which had previously used Gilligan’s insights to examine U.S. state legislatures, by analyzing decision making in the Supreme Court. This paper thus illustrates that women, due to their unique life experiences, have a different understanding of the law in regards to equality and equal protection under the law.

  9. Forest and field abundance of Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae in the São Donato Biological Reserve, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Vinícius da Costa Silva

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    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to compare the species richness, abundance and diversity of Scarabaeidae beetles in two types of habitats (field and forest, and to assess whether their seasonal variation is related to climatic variables. This study was conducted in the São Donato Biological Reserve, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil (Pampa biome. Beetles were collected using pitfall traps between January 2012 and January 2013. A total of 125 individuals were collected, of which six genera and 11 species from four subfamilies of Scarabaeidae were identified. 54 individuals of five species were collected from the field, and 71 individuals of eight species were collected from the forest. The most abundant species were Ataenius picinus Harold, 1868, Canthon lividus Blanchard, 1845 and Leucothyreus lavipes Eschscholtz, 1822, which together accounted for 86.4% of all individuals captured. The highest total number of individuals was collected in summer (78, and the highest number of species was collected in spring (9. Differences in environmental structure (and associated climate and food resource availability may be decisive and limiting factors for beetle occurrence in forest versus field areas, as various species were restricted to a specific habitat type or season.

  10. Effects of aging on working memory performance and prefrontal cortex activity:A time-resolved spectroscopy study

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    Jie Shi; Wenjing Zhou; Tongchao Geng; Huancong Zuo; Masahiro Tanida; Kaoru Sakatani

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    Objective:This study aimed to employ time‐resolved spectroscopy (TRS) to explore age‐related differences in prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity while subjects performed a working memory task. Methods:We employed TRS to measure PFC activity in ten healthy younger and ten healthy older subjects while they performed a working memory (WM) task. All subjects performed the Sternberg test (ST) in which the memory‐set size varied between one and six digits. Using TRS, we recorded changes in cerebral blood oxygenation as a measure of changes in PFC activity during the task. In order to identify left/right asymmetry of PFC activity during the working memory task, we calculated the laterality score, i.e.,Δoxy‐Hb (rightΔoxy‐Hb—leftΔoxy‐Hb);positive values indicate greater activity in the right PFC, while negative values indicate greater activity in the left PFC. Results:During the ST, statistical analyses showed no significant differences between the younger and older groups in accuracy for low memory‐load and high memory‐load. In high memory‐load tasks, however, older subjects were slower than younger subjects (P Conclusions: The present results are consistent with the hemispheric asymmetry reduction in older adults (HAROLD) model;working memory tasks cause asymmetrical PFC activation in younger adults, while older adults tend to show reduced hemispheric lateralization.

  11. The common face: Różewicz, Rembrandt and old age

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    Agnieszka Rosales Rodriguez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This article proposes an interpretation of Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait as Zeuxis Laughing (Wallraf- -Richartz Museum, Cologne as it appears in Tadeusz Różewicz’s poem Mirror. The 17th-century Dutch artist was known as a painter who portrayed the human body as it really is, i.e. with all its imperfections and changes that are brought about by the passage of time. He has also been regarded as a master who expressed the disappearance and decay of form (Simmel and the anticipation of death (Malraux by using an unconventional technique. Różewicz “appropriated” Rembrandt’s face to speak of the inevitability of getting old and dying, the limits of Logos and poetry as well as the powerlessness of a poet whose fatal destiny is to describe and testify to suffering. Rembrandt’s figure appears in a flash of light, but at the same time seems to melt into thick paint, to disappear, like the poet’s words on the surface of silence, thus suggestively representing the moment of the subject’s transformation and crossing the border between life and death, the artist’s withdrawal from the world and last breath as well as the limits of literature, i.e. the loss of discourse. In this poetic epiphany, Rembrandt is – let us refer to Harold Bloom’s famous concept of apophrades – the great dead returning in Różewicz’s work.

  12. Radiation Safety Culture in Medicine AFROSAFE_R_A_D

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    Nyabanda, R.

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    Ionizing radiation that include X-rays and Gamma rays Radio waves, infrared and visible light carries sufficient energy to free electrons from atoms or molecules. Becquerel first person to discover evidence of radioactivity, who shared a Nobel Prize for physics in 1903 with Marie and Pierre Curie. Prof Sievert and Louis Harold Gray are the Medical physicists who had major contribution in the study of the biological effects of radiation. Ionizing radiation causes displacement of an electron which can inflict damage on DNA either directly or indirectly. A radiation-safety campaign developed by the radiation health workers in Africa. Radiosensitive organs is highest in cells which are highly mitotic or undifferentiated. E.g basal epidermis, bone marrow, thymus, gonads, and lens cells. Relatively low radiosensitivity in muscle, bones, and nervous system tissues. A radiation-safety campaign developed by the radiation health workers in Africa. AFROSAFE Strategies Strengthen radiation protection of patients, health workers and public, Promote safe and appropriate use of ionizing radiation in medicine. Foster improvement of the benefit-risk dialogue with patients and the public. Enhance the safety and quality of radiological procedures in medicine, Promote safety in radiological equipment and facilities and Promote research in radiation protection and safety

  13. A Study of the Third Space, Hybridity, and Colonial Mimicry in Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa!

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    Ghasemi Parvin

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    Full Text Available South Africa, like many other Eastern countries, was a victim of the brutal phenomenon called colonialism. Its people suffered a lot but did not give up protesting against it. Literature was often used as a means to demonstrate the problems and realities of the society. Therefore, the literary texts can be considered an effective weapon in this battle. One of these influential people is Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard who is known for his anti-apartheid plays. This article scrutinizes the relation between the colonizer and the colonized in Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa! based on Homi Bhabha’s ideas. According to him, the relation between the whites and the blacks becomes reciprocal in the third space of enunciation. Despite their differences, they try to live peacefully. The mimicry strategy is employed by the colonized to prevent total resemblance. They are dependent on each other notwithstanding their opposition, and both are aware of this, which makes them stick together.

  14. Conor McPherson's The Seafarer: tinkering with traditionDOI:10.5007/2175-8026.2010n58p357

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    Roberto Ferreira da Rocha

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A reading of The Seafarer (2007, the  last published play by the Irish playwright Conor McPherson (1971- , which aims to investigate the rich intertextuality that the work presents. The text echoes both canonic and popular renderings of the Faustian myth, those of Christopher Marlowe (c. 1564-1593 and Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832, as well as its folk rewritings. In The Seafarer McPherson conveys a complex portrait of a group of Irish working-class mates, who are enthralled in existential and gender conflicts. In this his fourth full-length ensemble play to reach both the London West End and New York Broadway (the first being The Weir of 1999 McPherson critically dialogues with the modernist and postmodernist dramatic tradition mainly through the works of John Middleton Synge (1871-1909, Samuel Beckett (1906-1989, Harold Pinter (1930-2008 and David Mamet (1947- , without losing, however, a genuine sense of deep Irishness.

  15. Lifetime followup of the 1976 americium accident victim: [Final report

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    Breitenstein, B.D. Jr.; Palmer, H.E.

    1988-05-01

    This report describes the 11 year medical course of Harold R. McCluskey, a Hanford nuclear chemical operator, who, at age 64, was involved in an accident in an americium recovery facility in August 1976. As a result of the accident, he was heavily contaminated with americium (Am-241), sustained a substantial internal deposition of this isotope, and was burned with concentrated nitric acid and injured by flying debris about the face and neck. The immediate and long-term medical care is summarized, including decontamination procedures, chelation therapy, and routine and special clinical laboratories studies. The estimates of the operator's Am-241 deposition, post accident and during the remainder of his life and the special techniques and equipment used to make the estimates, are reported. Post-accident, the total amount of Am-241 excreted in his urine and feces was 41 MBq (1.1 mCi). He died of complications of chronic coronary artery disease on August 17, 1987. 20 refs., 2 figs

  16. Historical perspective

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    It was a pleasure to learn, from a recent (May 4) issue of Eos, of the formation of a permanent Committee on History of Geophysics. There is a dire need for reference material, books, and articles on geophysical history.Let me recommend to them that they take a good look at the Dictionary of the History of Science (W.F. Bynum, E.J. Browne, Roy Porter (Eds.), Princeton University Press, 494 pp., 1981). What follows is not a book review, although it may appear so. It is meant to be a challenge to place geophysics on the map in historical context. In this book, hydrology is dealt with in one sentence under the heading ‘cycle,’ geomagnetism under ‘declination and dip,’ and its history ends with Edward Sabine. Seismology appears under earthquakes. No important seismologist is mentioned. In the biographical index, Wiechert is included only for a contribution to physics. Where are Sir Harold Jeffreys, Galitzin, Gutenberg, Mohorovičić, Lehman, and many others? Meteorology ends with V. Bjerknes and Solberg; Köppen, Richardson, Rossby, and other notables [of] the last century do not seem to exist.

  17. Report on inter-noise 99; Inter-noise 99 sanka hokok

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    Koike, H. [Japan Automobile Research Institute Inc., Tsukuba (Japan)

    2000-04-01

    Inter-Noise (International Congress on Noise Control Engineering) is a society on noise/vibration and the control technology. Inter-Noise 99 was held on December 6, 7 and 8, 1999, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the U.S. The theme was Noise Control in the New Millennium. The number of the participants registered was 555 (151 from the U.S., 89 from Japan, 248 from European countries, and 69 from Asian/other countries). Dr. Harold Marshall gave a keynote lecture titled Noise Control by Design in the 21st Century - An Architectural Acoustic Perspective. From a standpoint of architectural acoustics, he stated the perspective, subjects, and course of the technical development pertaining to technologies needed in the 21st century. The papers read are mostly from the following fields: measuring technology, military exercise noise, modeling, forecast and simulation, aerodynamic/underwater sound, etc. In the session on the tire noise where the author read a paper, 14 papers were read. The number of the papers read was more than that in 1998, probably influenced by the tire noise regulation in Europe and Japan. (translated by NEDO)

  18. In memoriam: John Warren Aldrich, 1906-1995

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    Banks, Richard C.

    1997-01-01

    John Aldrich was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on 23 February 1906, and went to the Providence public schools. He developed a broad interest in natural history at an early age, being stimulated by his mother, a kindergarten teacher, who introduced him to nature books. His interest was strengthened by Harold L. Madison, Director of the Park Museum in Providence, an Associate ( = member) of the AOU. As a high school student, John taught nature study at the Rhode Island Boy Scout Camp in summers. John was President of his class at Classical High School, and manager of the school's football team in his senior year. Also in that year, 1923, John published his first paper, a note in Bird-Lore on the occurrence of the Mockingbird in Rhode Island. That paper is a literary gem, showing that his skill in writing developed as early as his knowledge of birds. His early interest in football continued as well; he was a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins in his later years.

  19. The reception of Machiavelli and the neo-machiavellian in Political Science, with special reference to the Uruguayan case (1957-1985

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    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to analyze the reception of Machiavelli and the neo machiavellian (Pareto, Mosca, Michels, in the main Political Science paradigms, as well as in the teaching of this discipline at the University of the Republic, from 1957, when the first Political Science chair was created at the Law School, till 1985, when Uruguay returned to democracy, after a twelve-year period of civil-military dictatorship. For this purpose, first, this article will review the itinerary of international Political Science, presenting the different stages that this discipline has gone through. Then, it will make an approach to the reception of Machiavelli and the neo-machiavellian in three political scientists of great significance: Harold Laswell, Robert Dahl and Giovanni Sartori. Second, the paper will examine the reception of the works of the Florentine author and the elitist theorists in three Political Science chairs that were conducted during the indicated period by Alberto Ramón Real, Carlos Real de Azúa and Jacques Ginesta. Finally, there will be a reflection on the different emphases that were made in the teaching of Political Science at that time, particularly following the intervention of the University after the 1973 coup d’État.

  20. Il "complesso di Louise": la mostra Tempo libero (13. Triennale, Milano 1964, dentro e fuori dal Palazzo

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    Francesca Zanella

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    Full Text Available «Il “complesso di Louise” aleggia sulla Triennale: intendo ovviamente riferirmi a Louise Nevelson [...] per l’intero processo di ‘riempimento’ operato dagli allestitori nei confronti del palazzo di Giovanni Muzio, sede ormai deprecata di questa manifestazione» (Tentori 1964, p. 49. This is the Francesco Tentori’s review on the 13th Triennale exhibition in Milan on Leisure. The Louise Nevelson sculptures become a metaphore of the dialogue between layout, objects, images and Giovanni Muzio’s architecture. This is one of the crucial themes of the exhibition that has been pointed out as one of the most significant experiment for the dialogue between visual arts and exhibit design in the main and theoretical area. An other element of interest is the interaction between the central section and national displays. The Great Britain section is one of the most interesting for the ‘pop’ visualization of the theme designed by Theo Crosby, with contributions of Natasha Kroll and Fletcher Forbes e Gill, and Joe Tilson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Peter Startup, Barnet Saidman, Roger Mayne, Johnny Scott, Harold Cohen.

  1. Cânone, tradição e responsabilidade do professor: uma abordagem pela perspectiva de Hannah Arendt

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    Marcello Peres Zanfra

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    Full Text Available O propósito desse artigo é refletir sobre a noção de cânone literário, sobretudo a partir de considerações de Roberto Reis, Idelber Avelar e Harold Bloom pela perspectiva da pensadora alemã Hannah Arendt, considerando suas reflexões a respeito de como a tradição e o mundo público se relacionam com o sentido da educação e a utilização do cânone em sala de aula. Dentro dessa perspectiva, o cânone pode ser uma ferramenta de estudo do passado e da tradição, desde que não se torne algo que planifique a visão de mundo e anule a pluralidade de visões que são a marca essencial do mundo público arendtiano. A tradição como centro do processo educativo não significa sua reprodução acrítica, mas impedir que caia no esquecimento a fim de que os estudantes não se vejam entregues, unicamente, a suas próprias possibilidades e ferramentas. Nesse sentido, a responsabilidade do professor, por sua abordagem do texto, tem um papel central.

  2. Political Ecology in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude

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    Eman Mohammed ElSherief

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    Full Text Available The roots of ecology prolong profoundly within earlier phases of history, when the naturalistic fabric was first evinced.  Bringing out his On the Origin of Species in 1859, Darwin not merely engendered a biological culmination but also heralded the revolutionary critical canon of naturalism that was virtually a stone thrown in the vast stagnant lake of traditional literature. Via the naturalistic lens, the whole bulk of man’s behavioral attributes are being expounded in terms of milieu and heredity. The mid-1990s witnessed the publication of The Environmental Imagination by Lawrence Buell in 1995, and The Ecocriticism Reader edited by Cheryll Gloffelty and Harold Fromm in 1996, which palpably underpinned ecocriticism as revolving around the inextricable liaison between literature and the physical environment. The political ecology term was coined to further scrutinize relations among people that pertain to nature. The present paper is an endeavor to pursue the ecological tenor of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s landmark novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and how it was admirably exploited to address precarious postcolonial issues. Keywords: Political ecology, Marquez, naturalism, ecocriticism, post-colonialism.

  3. Ertel's vorticity theorem and new flux surfaces in multi-fluid plasmas

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    2013-01-01

    Dedicated to Professor Harold Weitzner on the occasion of his retirement“Say to wisdom ‘you are my sister,’ and to insight ‘you are my relative.’”—Proverbs 7:4Based on an extension to plasmas of Ertel's classical vorticity theorem in fluid dynamics, it is shown that for each species in a multi-fluid plasma there can be constructed a set of nested surfaces that have this species' fluid particles confined within them. Variational formulations for the plasma evolution and its equilibrium states are developed, based on the new surfaces and all of the dynamical conservation laws associated with them. It is shown that in the general equilibrium case, the energy principle lacks a minimum and cannot be used as a stability criterion. A limit of the variational integral yields the two-fluid Hall-magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model. A further special limit yields MHD equilibria and can be used to approximate the equilibrium state of a Hall-MHD plasma in a perturbative way

  4. Journal Bearing Analysis Suite Released for Planetary Gear System Evaluation

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    Brewe, David E.; Clark, David A.

    2005-01-01

    Planetary gear systems are an efficient means of achieving high reduction ratios with minimum space and weight. They are used in helicopter, aerospace, automobile, and many industrial applications. High-speed planetary gear systems will have significant dynamic loading and high heat generation. Hence, they need jet lubrication and associated cooling systems. For units operating in critical applications that necessitate high reliability and long life, that have very large torque loading, and that have downtime costs that are significantly greater than the initial cost, hydrodynamic journal bearings are a must. Computational and analytical tools are needed for sufficiently accurate modeling to facilitate optimal design of these systems. Sufficient physics is needed in the model to facilitate parametric studies of design conditions that enable optimal designs. The first transient journal bearing code to implement the Jacobsson-Floberg-Olsson boundary conditions, using a mass-conserving algorithm devised by Professor Emeritus Harold Elrod of Columbia University, was written by David E. Brewe of the U.S. Army at the NASA Lewis Research Center1 in 1983. Since then, new features and improved modifications have been built into the code by several contributors supported through Army and NASA funding via cooperative agreements with the University of Toledo (Professor Ted Keith, Jr., and Dr. Desikakary Vijayaraghavan) and National Research Council Programs (Dr. Vijayaraghavan). All this was conducted with the close consultation of Professor Elrod and the project management of David Brewe.

  5. Rescaled range analysis of streamflow records in the São Francisco River Basin, Brazil

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    Araujo, Marcelo Vitor Oliveira; Celeste, Alcigeimes B.

    2018-01-01

    Hydrological time series are sometimes found to have a distinctive behavior known as long-term persistence, in which subsequent values depend on each other even under very large time scales. This implies multiyear consecutive droughts or floods. Typical models used to generate synthetic hydrological scenarios, widely used in the planning and management of water resources, fail to preserve this kind of persistence in the generated data and therefore may have a major impact on projects whose design lives span for long periods of time. This study deals with the evaluation of long-term persistence in streamflow records by means of the rescaled range analysis proposed by British engineer Harold E. Hurst, who first observed the phenomenon in the mid-twentieth century. In this paper, Hurst's procedure is enhanced by a strategy based on statistical hypothesis testing. The case study comprises the six main hydroelectric power plants located in the São Francisco River Basin, part of the Brazilian National Grid. Historical time series of inflows to the major reservoirs of the system are investigated and 5/6 sites show significant persistence, with values for the so-called Hurst exponent near or greater than 0.7, i.e., around 40% above the value 0.5 that represents a white noise process, suggesting that decision makers should take long-term persistence into consideration when conducting water resources planning and management studies in the region.

  6. Stories and maps, images and archives: multimethod approach to the political ecology of native property rights and natural resource management in Sabah, Malaysia.

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    Doolittle, Amity A

    2010-01-01

    The study of human-environmental relations is complex and by nature draws on theories and practices from multiple disciplines. There is no single research strategy or universal set of methods to which researchers must adhere. Particularly for scholars interested in a political ecology approach to understanding human-environmental relationships, very little has been written examining the details of "how to" design a project, develop appropriate methods, produce data, and, finally, integrate multiple forms of data into an analysis. A great deal of attention has been paid, appropriately, to the theoretical foundations of political ecology, and numerous scholarly articles and books have been published recently. But beyond Andrew Vayda's "progressive contextualization" and Piers Blaikie and Harold Brookfield's "chains of explanation," remarkably little is written that provides a research model to follow, modify, and expand. Perhaps one of the reasons for this gap in scholarship is that, as expected in interdisciplinary research, researchers use a variety of methods that are suitable (and perhaps unique) to the questions they are asking. To start a conversation on the methods available for researchers interested in adopting a political ecology perspective to human-environmental interactions, I use my own research project as a case study. This research is by no means flawless or inclusive of all possible methods, but by using the details of this particular research process as a case study I hope to provide insights into field research that will be valuable for future scholarship.

  7. Entropy and the Magic Flute

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    Morowitz, Harold J.

    1996-10-01

    Harold Morowitz has long been highly regarded both as an eminent scientist and as an accomplished science writer. The essays in The Wine of Life , his first collection, were hailed by C.P. Snow as "some of the wisest, wittiest and best informed I have ever read," and Carl Sagan called them "a delight to read." In later volumes he established a reputation for a wide-ranging intellect, an ability to see unexpected connections and draw striking parallels, and a talent for communicating scientific ideas with optimism and wit. With Entropy and the Magic Flute , Morowitz once again offers an appealing mix of brief reflections on everything from litmus paper to the hippopotamus to the sociology of Palo Alto coffee shops. Many of these pieces are appreciations of scientists that Morowitz holds in high regard, while others focus on health issues, such as America's obsession with cheese toppings. There is also a fascinating piece on the American Type Culture Collection, a zoo or warehouse for microbes that houses some 11,800 strains of bacteria, and over 3,000 specimens of protozoa, algae, plasmids, and oncogenes. Here then are over forty light, graceful essays in which one of our wisest experimental biologists comments on issues of science, technology, society, philosophy, and the arts.

  8. The clinicide phenomenon: an exploration of medical murder.

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    Kaplan, Robert

    2007-08-01

    The aim of this paper is to explore the phenomenon of clinicide. The study of medical killers is barely in its infancy. Clinicide is the unnatural death of multiple patients in the course of treatment by a doctor. Serial medical killing is a relatively new phenomenon. The role model is Dr Marcel Petiot, the worst serial killer in French history. More recently, Dr Harold Shipman was Britain's worst serial killer and in the United States and Zimbabwe, Dr Michael Swango killed 60 patients. A number of doctors have such high patient death rates that it cannot be ignored. At some level, these doctors have an awareness of what they are doing, countered by an overweening refusal to acknowledge the implications or desist from further treatment. Treatment killer offences usually occur on the basis of serial mental illness, but may include the contentious area of euthanasia killing. Doctors have frequently been accomplices in state repression, brutality and genocide in direct contravention to their sanctioned role to relieve suffering and save life. They have become mass murderers on an exponential scale, making any comparison with a doctor killing his own patients almost risible. Many clinicidal doctors have extreme narcissistic personalities, a grandiose view of their own capability and inability to accept that they could be criticized or need assistance from other doctors. Such doctors develop a God-complex, getting a vicarious thrill out of ending suffering and by determining when a person dies.

  9. Looking at the vintage of 1949

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    Fifty years ago, as 1949 began, AGU dues had been raised from $5 to $7 per year. James Bernard Macelwane had just received the William Bowie Medal. Walter H. Bucher was about to become president, and H. U-.Sverdrup was vice-president.The Union's 4,500 members could choose among eight sections: Geodesy, Seismology, Meteorology, Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, Oceanography, Volcanology Hydrology, and Tectonophysics. Of the approximately 200 new members that joined AGU in 1949, 34 are celebrating 50 years of membership this year.The individuals listed below join the distinguished ranks of the other 50-year members. Their continuing commitment to AGU is deeply appreciated. Stephen E. Blewett, William E. Bonini, William M. Cameron, Robert A. Clark, John C. Cook, Joseph S. Cragwall, Jr., Richard C. Culler, Martin M. Fogel, Joseph B. Franzini, Thomas A. Gleeson, O. Milton Hackett, Arthur FHasbrook, James W. Hood, Shragga Irmay William W. Kellogg, Elizabeth R. King, Howard Klein, Finley B. Laverty Heinz H. Lettau, Kurt E. Lowe, Arthur R. Miller, Joseph W Mixsell, Carlo Morelli, Jack E. Oliver, B. H. Olsson, George L. Pickard, John L. Rosenfeld, Thorndike Saville, Jr., John W. Siegmund, James E. Slosson, John Summersett, Harold A. Thomas, Jr., Charles M. Weiss, and Glenn C. Werth.

  10. Produtos em filme – Inovação na tecnologia de cosméticos - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v32i1.6987 Film products - Innovation in cosmetics technology. The cosmetics industry has invested heavily in the research and development of new products, to satisfy consumer demands - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v32i1.6987

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    Maria da Conceição Torrado Truiti

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A indústria cosmética tem investido fortemente na pesquisa e no desenvolvimento de novos produtos, para melhor atender as exigências do consumidor. Como inovação neste segmento têm despontado os cosméticos em filme. A partir de uma fórmula inicial, contendo como formador de película um polissacarídeo constituído de maltotriose e como agente gelificante sodium polyacrylate, foram obtidos géis viscosos que foram espalhados em placas de vidro, de maneira a se obter filmes de 1 mm de espessura. Após secagem à temperatura ambiente, os mesmos foram recortados (1 cm2 e acondicionados. Várias alterações foram realizadas a fim de se obter um filme flexível, com rigidez adequada, ausência de rachaduras e de bolhas, fácil dissolução em água e sensorial agradável. As formulações foram submetidas a diferentes temperaturas para avaliação preliminar da estabilidade. Foram desenvolvidos dois produtos, um contendo extratos hidroglicólicos de Aloe Vera e de Rosa Branca, auxiliares no tratamento da acne, e outro contendo extratos hidroglicólicos de Camomila e de Pera, auxiliares no combate a olheiras. Pequenos, leves e finos, os cosméticos em filme representam inovação que pode ocupar o lugar de produtos tradicionais, por proporcionarem maior praticidade e facilidade de uso e de transporte, mantendo a eficácia e a segurança necessárias a um cosmético.As a result of the innovation in this sector, cosmetics have emerged in film format. Starting from an initial formula containing a polysaccharide consisting of maltotriose units as a film former and sodium polyacrylate as gelling agent, viscous gels were obtained and dispersed in glass plate, in order to obtain 1 mm thick films. After drying to room temperature, they were cut out (1 cm2 and conditioned. Various alterations were carried out in order to obtain a film with good flexibility, adequate rigidity, without cracks and bubbles, easy dissolution in water and a pleasant feel

  11. Produtos em filme – Inovação na tecnologia de cosméticos = Film products - Innovation in cosmetics technology

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    Andreia Maria Sanfelice

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A indústria cosmética tem investido fortemente na pesquisa e no desenvolvimento de novos produtos, para melhor atender as exigências do consumidor. Como inovação neste segmento têm despontado os cosméticos em filme. A partir de uma fórmula inicial, contendo como formador de película um polissacarídeo constituído de maltotriose e como agente gelificante sodium polyacrylate, foram obtidos géis viscosos que foram espalhados em placas de vidro, de maneira a se obter filmes de 1 mm de espessura. Após secagem à temperatura ambiente, os mesmos foram recortados (1 cm2 e acondicionados. Várias alterações foram realizadas a fim de se obter um filme flexível, com rigidez adequada, ausência de rachaduras e de bolhas, fácil dissolução em água e sensorial agradável. As formulações foram submetidas a diferentes temperaturas para avaliação preliminar da estabilidade. Foram desenvolvidos dois produtos, um contendo extratos hidroglicólicos de Aloe Vera e de Rosa Branca, auxiliares no tratamento da acne, e outro contendo extratos hidroglicólicos de Camomila e de Pera, auxiliares no combate a olheiras. Pequenos, leves e finos, os cosméticos em filme representam inovação que pode ocupar o lugar de produtos tradicionais, por proporcionarem maior praticidade e facilidade de uso e de transporte, mantendo a eficácia e a segurança necessárias a um cosmético.The cosmetics industry has invested heavily in the research and development of new products, to satisfy consumer demands. As a result of the innovation in this sector, cosmetics have emerged in film format. Starting from an initial formula containing a polysaccharide consisting of maltotriose units as a film former and sodium polyacrylate as gelling agent, viscous gels were obtained and dispersed in glass plate, in order to obtain 1 mm thick films. After drying to room temperature, they were cut out (1 cm2 and conditioned. Various alterations were carried out in order to obtain a

  12. A trajetória do Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar no período de 2003-2010: relato do gestor nacional The trajectory of the Brazilian School Nutrition Program between 2003 and 2010: report of the national manager

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    Albaneide Maria Lima Peixinho

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é realizar um relato do gestor nacional do Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE, com ênfase no período de 2003 a 2010. Trata-se de ensaio crítico baseado em revisão da literatura e em dados oficiais. Em relação ao volume de recursos financeiros e ao número de alunos atendidos, observou-se que, em 2003, o Programa executou um total de 954,2 milhões de reais para atender 37,3 milhões de alunos, ao passo que em 2010, o total de recursos passou a ser de 3 bilhões de reais para um total de 45,6 milhões de alunos atendidos. Outros avanços importantes foram os estímulos para a ampliação e o fortalecimento do papel dos Conselhos de Alimentação Escolar e as estratégias normativas para as ações do nutricionista como Responsável Técnico. A Lei nº 11.947/2009 fez o PNAE avançar ainda mais, estendendo o programa para toda a rede pública de educação básica e de jovens e adultos, e recomendando que 30% dos repasses do FNDE sejam investidos na aquisição de produtos da agricultura familiar. São evidentes os avanços nos critérios técnicos e operacionais visando maior flexibilidade, eficiência e eficácia na gestão do PNAE. Espera-se que tais avanços possam se traduzir em melhoria das condições de alimentação e nutrição dos escolares.The scope of this paper is to study the report of the manager of the Brazilian School Nutrition Program (PNAE, with special emphasis on the period from 2003 to 2010. It is a critical essay based on a review of the literature and the official data. It was revealed that the program spent 954.2 million Brazilian reals in 2003 to assist 37.3 million students, and in 2010 the total resources increased to 3 billion Brazilian reals with 45.6 million students attended. Other important advances were the broadening and strengthening of the role of the School Nutrition Councils and the regulatory strategies of nutritionists as Accountable Technicians. Law No. 11

  13. Um espaço para a produção da leitura e da escrita - a graduação como lugar de reflexão e construção do pensamento sobre: uma entrevista com Ana Maria Di Renzo

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    Tânia Pitombo de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Ao analista interessa a ordem do discurso “em que o sujeito se define pela sua relação com um sistema significante investido de sentidos, sua corporeidade, sua espessura material, sua historicidade”. Eni Orlandi Organizar uma revista nos coloca, obrigatoriamente, no liame que perpassa a tênue linha do compromisso teórico e da posição sujeito capaz de gestar a relação do teórico com o funcionamento da Instituição Escola na produção do conhecimento. Esta relação de comprometimento nos é assegurada pela Profa. Dra. Ana Maria Di Renzo, Pró-reitora de Ensino de Graduação da Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso (UNEMAT que movimenta um gesto de leitura em direção à horizontalização e flexibilização das matrizes escolares e a implantação de um sistema de Gestão Escolar em uma universidade que se apresenta com diversos campi e instaura a marca da possibilidade do saber no extenso território mato-grossense. Nossa entrevistada possui graduação em Letras pela Universidade Paranaense (1985, mestrado em Linguística pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2000, doutorado em Linguística na Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2005 com o tema A constituição do Estado brasileiro e a imposição do Português como Língua nacional, sob orientação da Profa. Dra. Eni Orlandi e participação no doutorado sanduíche em Lyon-França na Ècole Normale Supérieure Lettres & Sciencies Humaines (2003. Tem experiência na área de Linguística, com ênfase em Aquisição da Linguagem e na Análise de Discurso, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: língua-história-escola, argumentação-escrita-interpretação, estado-língua-república, escola, língua-texto-leitura - gramática. Possui experiência na organização político-pedagógica de instituições de ensino superior no que diz respeito a organização curricular, avaliação institucional, autorização e reconhecimento de cursos, bem como recredenciamento de IES

  14. Programa computacional para o dimensionamento de colhedoras considerando a pontualidade na colheita de soja Computer model to select combine harvesters considering the timeliness of soybean

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    Iackson O. Borges

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available A colheita de soja (Glycine max (L. Merril é uma operação crítica que pode sofrer atrasos resultando em perdas na quantidade e na qualidade do material colhido. Embora o valor das perdas seja desconhecido no País, os produtores empregam colhedoras com reserva de capacidade para concluir a operação no menor prazo possível. O excesso de capacidade aumenta os custos fixos e a falta dela aumenta os custos das perdas por atraso e, em ambos os casos, reduzem a renda líquida da operação, ao que se denomina custo de pontualidade. O problema do dimensionamento consiste em ajustar o custo do capital extra investido na capacidade da máquina para garantir a pontualidade e o custo das perdas por atraso, buscando maximizar a renda líquida. Devido à importância da cultura e da pontualidade, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência do atraso no dimensionamento da frota e no custo da operação de colheita. Para tanto, desenvolveu-se um modelo computacional em linguagem Borland® Delphi 5.0, em que a entrada de dados inclui os atributos da região agroclimática, da colhedora e das cultivares de soja. O resultado é a renda líquida como indicador da pontualidade na operação para a colhedora selecionada. O programa foi utilizado para simular cenários numa propriedade na região de Ponta Grossa - PR, e os valores obtidos revelaram que a frota de colhedoras da propriedade opera com capacidade ociosa, produzindo renda líquida abaixo do potencial.Soybean harvest is considered a critical operation that might suffer some delays causing a reduction in crop yield or quality. Although the value of losses is unknown in the country, combine harvesters with high capacity are applied by the producers and they aim to conclude the operation as fast as possible. If the harvesters have greater capacity than the required, the fixed cost is increased, and if it is the opposite, it might reduce the crop yield. In both cases, there is a decrease in

  15. Atitudes de estudantes de enfermagem frente questões relacionadas ao álcool, alcoolismo e alcoolista Actitudes de estudiantes de enfermería frente a cuestiones relacionadas al álcool, alcoolismo e alcoolista Attitudes of nursing students facing questions related to alcohol, alcoholism and the alcoholic

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    Divane de Vargas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Examinar as atitudes de uma amostra de estudantes de enfermagem frente ao álcool, alcoolismo e alcoolista. MÉTODOS: Estudo exploratório realizado com 144 estudantes do último ano de graduação em enfermagem de duas escolas do setor privado da cidade de Ribeirão Preto - SP. Para a coleta de dados, utilizou-se a Escala de atitudes frente álcool, alcoolismo e alcoolista. RESULTADOS: as atitudes frente ao alcoolista foram mais negativas do que aquelas que vêm sendo reportadas na literatura. A maioria dos participantes considerou o alcoolista culpado por seus problemas de saúde e preferiu não trabalhar com esse tipo de paciente. CONCLUSÃO: As atitudes dos estudantes frente às questões relacionadas ao álcool e alcoolismo tendem à ambivalência e à negatividade, o que pode ser atribuído à falta de preparo recebida durante a graduação. Apesar das recomendações feitas pelos especialistas no País pouco tem sido investido na formação do enfermeiro em álcool e outras drogas sobretudo nas escolas privadas.OBJETIVO: Examinar las actitudes de una muestra de estudiantes de enfermería frente al alcohol, alcoholismo y al alcohólico. MÉTODOS: Estudio exploratorio realizado con 144 estudiantes del último año del pregrado en enfermería de dos escuelas del sector privado de la ciudad de Ribeirão Preto - SP. Para la recolección de datos, se utilizó la Escala de Actitudes frente al alcohol, alcoholismo y alcohólico. RESULTADOS: las actitudes frente al alcoholismo fueron más negativas que aquellas que vienen siendo reportadas en la literatura. La mayoría de los participantes consideró al alcohólico culpable por sus problemas de salud y prefirió no trabajar con este tipo de paciente. CONCLUSIÓN: Las actitudes de los estudiantes frente a las cuestiones relacionadas al alcohol y alcoholismo tienden a la ambivalencia y a la negatividad, el que puede ser atribuído a la falta de preparación recibida durante el pregrado. A

  16. Viabilidade financeira de instalação de uma unidade de beneficiamento de cascas de coco verde = Financial feasibility of installing a processing unit of green coconut shell

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    Vinícios Silveira

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    Full Text Available A produção nacional de coco (Cocos nucifera destinada para o consumo de água in natura e industrializada no ano de 2014 foi de aproximadamente 1,5 bilhão de frutos. Toneladas de cascas foram, em sua maioria, descartadas nos lixões e aterros sanitários das cidades, desprezando, dessa forma, uma matéria prima potencial de alta aplicabilidade e baixo custo. O presente trabalho tem o objetivo de apurar a viabilidade financeira a partir do levantamento dos custos de instalação de uma unidade de beneficiamento de cascas de coco verde para produção de pó e fibras brutas. A unidade será implantada no município de São Luís (MA. Os quesitos técnicos utilizados como referência foram desenvolvidos e testados pela Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária [Embrapa] Agroindústria Tropical. Para os cálculos de viabilidade foram utilizados, a partir do fluxo de caixa, os critérios financeiros valor presente líquido [VPL], payback descontado e taxa interna de retorno [TIR], além de análise de sensibilidade de cenários. O maior volume de capital destinou-se às instalações físicas da unidade, consumindo R$ 550.415,00, enquanto as máquinas e equipamentos tiveram dispêndios de R$ 284.650,00. O projeto é financeiramente atrativo, gerando VPL de R$ 361.458,00 e TIR de 16%, frente a uma taxa mínima de atratividade de 7,13%, ao passo que os recursos investidos serão retornados no sexto ano. O projeto é sensível às variações de preço dos produtos vendidos. = The national coconut (Cocos nucifera production for natural and industrialized water, in 2014, was approximately 1.5 billion fruits. Tons of shells was mostly discarded in dumps and landfills, undervaluing a raw material with potential applicability and low cost. This study aims to determine the financial viability of a coconut shell processing installation for coconut shells powder production and husk fiber in São Luís - Maranhão State. The Brazilian Agricultural

  17. Halitose: proposta de um protocolo de avaliação Halitosis: an assessment protocol proposal

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    Ana Cristina Coelho Dal Rio

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A Halitose é um sintoma constrangedor com significativo impacto social. Ela afeta milhões de pessoas ao redor do mundo e muitos recursos são investidos em produtos para a melhora do hálito, sem sucesso. O estudo da halitose com uma abordagem científica se justifica, uma vez que a halitose é causa de restrição social, diminui a qualidade de vida e pode ser indicativo da presença de doenças mais graves. OBJETIVO: Elaborar um protocolo de avaliação da halitose com o objetivo de minimizar custos, evitar exames desnecessários e orientar o diagnóstico causal. MÉTODO: O protocolo foi elaborado baseado na literatura e na experiência pessoal dos autores, adotando uma anamnese baseada em evidências. RESULTADO: Existem muitas causas da halitose e a maioria delas está relacionada com a cavidade oral, outras estão relacionadas com doenças otorrinolaringológicas e respiratórias. Doenças gastrointestinais, alterações das funções renais e hepáticas e outras síndromes metabólicas são causas menos freqüentes, porém importantes de halitose. CONCLUSÃO: Existem custos importantes envolvidos no diagnóstico e tratamento da halitose, incluindo consultas ambulatoriais, avaliação de especialistas e exames complementares. Estes custos poderiam ser minimizados adotando uma anamnese baseada em evidências e um organograma para uma investigação clínica racional.Halitosis is an embarrassing symptom with a significant social impact. Halitosis affects millions of people worldwide and many resources are spent annually in products to improve halitus, unsuccessfully. The study of halitosis in a scientific basis is justified once halitosis causes social restriction, decreases life quality and may be an indication of serious diseases. AIM: To elaborate a protocol for halitosis assessment in order to minimize costs, avoid unnecessary tests and provide a guideline for diagnosis. METHODS: The protocol was created based on the literature and on

  18. Nascimento de um corpo, origem de uma história

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    Full Text Available Partindo do pressuposto de que toda história significante se constrói a partir do nascimento de um corpo – corpo este que deverá ser investido libidinalmente – a autora discute os movimentos constitutivos da psique e sua relação com o corpo. A ênfase é dada ao postulado do auto-engendramento que diz que enquanto o espaço psíquico e o espaço somático estão indissociáveis, a psique imputará à atividade das zonas sensoriais o poder de engendrar suas experiências. A autora parte daquilo que o corpo torna visível nos registros da emoção e do sofrimento somático, para compreender seu papel na construção do “corpo latente”, que é o seu duplo psíquico. A “aquisição” do corpo pelo Eu (Je é seguida passo a passo no texto. A “historização” da vida somática só pode ser feita por um biógrafo: o Eu. Este Eu (Je deve, entretanto, ser capaz de reconhecer como seus os eventos que marcaram significativamente sua vida. Para que o biógrafo e biografia existam é necessário que psique e corpo passem a se relacionar como pólos separados, marcando assim a passagem do corpo sensorial ao corpo relacional. O Eu (Je só pode ocupar um corpo que possua uma história. A primeira versão desta história é elaborada pela psique que acolhe este corpo. Nesta história estará contido um “Eu (Je antecipado”, referente à imagem do corpo da criança que a mãe antecipa, permitindo assim que a criança seja inserida num sistema de parentesco. Contudo, a situação pode complicar-se quando a imagem criada pela mãe não corresponde ao corpo com o qual a criança vem ao mundo. Os conflitos insuportáveis e os lutos irrealizáveis gerados por essa situação são ampla e longamente debatidos: a psicose, o autismo, as manifestações psicossomáticas, as somatizações polimorfas. No final do texto são analisadas, de forma pormenorizada, as conseqüências da não ancoragem do representante psíquico que a mãe traz do corpo do

  19. Período de recuperação do investimento em bomba hidráulica de melhor rendimento em sistemas de bombeamento na tarifa horossazonal verde Investment recovery period in hydraulic pump of better efficiency in pumping systems in the green hourly seasonal tariff for irrigation

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, ajustou-se um modelo matemático para quantificar o efeito da variação do rendimento da bomba hidráulica na variação dos custos de um sistema de bombeamento, na estrutura tarifária horossazonal verde (subgrupo A4 e o tempo de recuperação do capital investido no equipamento de maior rendimento. Em seguida, o mesmo foi aplicado a um sistema de bombeamento para suprimento de um sistema de irrigação do tipo pivô central. As opções de rendimento da bomba hidráulica foram: 69,5% (bomba 1, 73% (bomba 2 e 78% (bomba 3, cujos custos de aquisição foram, respectivamente, R$ 6.176,00, R$ 8.479,00 e R$ 15.509,00. Os resultados da aplicação do modelo mostraram que: i a substituição da bomba 1 pela bomba 2 foi viável, sendo o período de recuperação de capital 3,4 anos; ii a substituição da bomba 1 pela bomba 3 foi viável, sendo o período de recuperação de capital 9,2 anos; iii a substituição da bomba 2 pela bomba 3 foi inviável, sendo o período de recuperação de capital 21,1 anos superior ao período de amortização do investimento na avaliação econômica, considerado 15 anos.In this study a mathematical model was adjusted to quantify the effect of the pump efficiency on cost variation of the pumping system in the green hourly seasonal tariff (subgroup A4 - irrigation and the investment recovery period by a more efficient pumping station. Afterwards, the same model was applied in a pumping system supplying a center pivot irrigation machine. The hydraulics pump efficiency options were: 69.5% (pump 1, 73% (pump 2 and 78% (pump 3, with acquisition costs of R$ 6,176.00, R$ 8,479.00 and R$ 15,509.00, respectively. The results of the model applied showed that: i the substitution of pump 1 for 2 was feasible, being the investment recovery period of 3.4 years; ii the substitution of bomb 1 for 3 was feasible, being the investment recovery period of 9.2 years; and iii the substitution of bomb 2 for 3 was unfeasible

  20. Protozooplankton characterization of two contrasting sites in a tropical coastal ecosystem (Guanabara Bay, RJ

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    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Much time and resources have been invested in understanding plankton dynamics in Guanabara Bay (Brazil, but no attention has been devoted to the protozooplankton. To fulfill this lacuna, abundance and composition of protozooplankton were investigated from January to December - 2000 in fortnightly surface water samplings at two distinct water quality sites (Urca - closer to the bay entrance, more saline and cleaner waters; Ramos - inner reaches, hypereutrophic waters. The density at Urca (10³ - 10(5 cell.l-1 was one to three orders of magnitude lower than at Ramos (10(4 - 10(5 cell.l-1. A seasonal trend for nanoplankton and protozooplankton was more evident at Urca, but both sites had lower densities during the colder period. Small heterotrophic dinoflagellates (20-30 mm were dominant in over 50% of the samples. The protozooplankton abundance and composition reflected the distinct trophic conditions states found at the bay. During the wet-warm season, non-oligotrich ciliates were representative of Ramos site with Gymnodiniaceae dinoflagellates, while tintinnids and heterotrophic dinoflagellates were predominantly found at Urca mainly during the dry-cold season. This first descriptive study towards the understanding of the intricate relationships among the microbial food web components reveals that protozooplankton can be a good indicator of water quality conditions at the bay.Muito tem sido investido para entender a dinâmica do plâncton da Baía de Guanabara (Brasil, estuário tropical com sérios problemas ambientais, mas pouco se sabe sobre o protozooplâncton. Preenchendo esta lacuna, a composição e abundância do protozooplâncton (ciliados, flagelados heterotróficos foram investigadas em 2000, por meio de amostragens subsuperficiais, quinzenais, em dois locais com qualidade distinta de água (Urca - entrada da baía, águas mais salinas e limpas; Ramos - região mais interna, águas hipereutróficas e menos salinas. A densidade na Urca

  1. Viabilidade econômica do cultivo de videira Niágara Rosada = Economic feasibility of grapevine Niagara Rosada production

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    Meyriele Pires de Camargo

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available O estado de São Paulo é o terceiro maior produtor de uvas do Brasil e o maior produtor nacional de uvas de mesa, sendo a variedade Niágara Rosada (Vitis labrusca a mais plantada no estado. O objetivo do trabalho foi verificar a viabilidade econômica do cultivo de Niágara Rosada. O projeto foi dimensionado para uma área de três hectares implantada no município de Piracicaba, SP. As plantas foram conduzidas no sistema em espaldeira em uma densidade de 5000 plantas ha-1. O fluxo de caixa foi dimensionado para um período de 13 anos. Estimaram-se os custos para implantação e manutenção do vinhedo, financiamento bancário, pagamento do Fundo de Apoio ao Trabalhador Rural [Funrural] e o custo de oportunidade da terra. A taxa mínima de atratividade [TMA] foi fixada em 11,45% e os indicadores econômicos calculados foram Valor Presente Líquido [VPL], Taxa Interna de Retorno [TIR], payback simples, payback descontado e relação benefício-custo. Obtiveram-se valores positivos de VPL (R$ 398.951,36 e relação custo-benefício (1,81. A TIR foi estimada em 27,34%, superior à TMA. Os valores de payback simples e descontado foram de cinco anos e de seis anos, respectivamente, indicando que o tempo de retorno do capital inicial investido foi inferior ao período do projeto. Os indicadores econômicos estimados constataram a viabilidade financeira do empreendimento em análise. = São Paulo State is the third largest grapevine producer in Brazil and the largest national producer of table grapes. Niagara Rosada (Vitis labrusca is the most planted cultivar in the State. This study aimed to verify the economic feasibility of Niagara Rosada production. The project was designed for an area of tree hectares to be implemented in Piracicaba, SP. Plants were conducted in vertical trellis system with 5000 plants ha-1. The cash flow was dimensioned for a period of 13 years. Costs with implantation and maintenance of the vineyard, bank financing, payment

  2. FUNDRAISING IN ONG "X": INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICE BETWEEN AN EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY CAPTAÇÃO DE RECURSOS NA ONG “X”: UMA EXPERIÊNCIA PRÁTICA INTERDISCIPLINAR ENTRE PROFISSIONAIS ADMINISTRAÇÃO E SECRETARIADO EXECUTIVO

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    Juliane Sachser Angnes

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    This article presents partial results of a research project, with an interdisciplinary focus, conducted in partnership with teachers of the courses of Administration and Executive Secretary of the Universidade Estadual do Centro Oeste do Paraná (Unicentro, in 2011, which was proposed auxiliary from the local reality, in developing a plan for fundraising for the ONG "X" located in Guarapuava-PR, since from the year 2006 there was a reduction of resources invested by major donors – Cooperation Agencies International – in this organization. This is a qualitative research proposal of plans, which used the bibliographical research and participant observation followed by meetings with the manager and employees of ONGs as major research techniques. It was felt that this organization depends almost entirely on funds raised from external sources, however, has not effectively planned actions fundraising. In turn, the empirical study showed that there is possibility to expand the sources and possibilities of raising funds for ONGs in this region Guarapuava provided that it is good, structured design. Thus, it was noted the relevance of interdisciplinary work, since the area of advice allows a coordinated effort of several disciplines around a common goal, that this study sets up a proposition in the area of Social Responsibility.

    Este artigo apresenta resultados parciais de um projeto de pesquisa, com enfoque interdisciplinar, realizado em parceria por professores dos cursos de Administração e Secretariado Executivo da Universidade Estadual do Centro Oeste do Paraná (UNICENTRO, no ano de 2011, o qual se propôs auxiliar, a partir da realidade local, na elaboração de um plano para captação de recursos destinado a ONG “X”, localizada na cidade de Guarapuava/PR, uma vez que desde o ano de 2006 houve uma redução dos recursos investidos pelos principais financiadores - Agências de Coopera

  3. Utilização de contratos futuros agropecuários no perfil médio de investimentos dos fundos de pensão no Brasil Use of agricultural future contract in the mean investment profile of pension funds in Brazil

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    Thiago de Melo Teixeira da Costa

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    Full Text Available Os Fundos de Pensão têm se tornado cada vez mais representativos no cenário mundial. A sustentabilidade dessas instituições exige um eficiente processo de gerenciamento de suas carteiras de investimento. Ao mesmo tempo, as negociações com contratos futuros agropecuários vêm se consolidando no Brasil e surgem como uma alternativa para investidores que queiram diversificar suas carteiras. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a viabilidade da utilização de derivativos agropecuários como forma de minimização de riscos em carteiras de investimentos de Fundos de Pensão no Brasil, dentro dos limites legais aos quais essas entidades estão sujeitas, tomando como referência o perfil médio dessas instituições no país com relação à alocação de seus investimentos. Para isso, avaliou-se o desempenho de carteiras sem e com 1% de seus investimentos em derivativos agropecuários. As análises de risco foram feitas através do modelo Value-at-risk (VaR, utilizando modelos de variância condicional para a extração da série diária de volatilidades. Os retornos foram ponderados pelo risco, através do Índice de Sharpe Adaptado (ISA. Os resultados mostraram que, dentro dos parâmetros estabelecidos para cada modalidade de investimento, a introdução de contratos futuros agropecuários foi benéfica, reduzindo o risco mais que proporcionalmente ao retorno. O trabalho torna-se mais significativo à medida que se analisam os montantes financeiros envolvidos. Considerando, por exemplo, que os Fundos de Pensão invistam, de forma geral, 1% de seus ativos, seriam injetados, no mercado futuro de commodities agropecuárias, mais de R$ 2 bilhões, valor que representa, dentro da movimentação financeira de 2004, aproximadamente 10% de todos os recursos investidos.Pension Funds have become increasingly representative internationally and nationally. These institutions present an efficient administration of their investment portfolios. At the

  4. Educação para a genética em saúde pública: um estudo de caso sobre a anemia falciforme Genetics education in public health: a case study on sickle cell anaemia in Brazil

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    Debora Diniz

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    Full Text Available A anemia falciforme é a doença genética de maior prevalência na população brasileira e comumente apontada como uma questão de saúde pública. O Brasil tem investido na elaboração de ações no campo da anemia falciforme, dentre as quais se encontram ações educativas. Este artigo analisa alguns dos impactos causados pelas informações contidas no folheto educativo Anemia falciforme: um problema nosso, do Ministério da Saúde. O objetivo foi descrever e analisar como, após a leitura do folheto, pessoas com diferentes níveis de escolaridade compreendem a distinção entre traço e a anemia falciforme e como mensuram o risco reprodutivo de casais com o traço falciforme. A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio de questionário aplicado com 1.007 pessoas, em 11 cidades brasileiras, no período de junho a setembro de 2003. Os dados revelam que: a educação formal é fator fundamental para compreensão do folheto; a confusão entre traço e anemia falciformes permanece apesar de o folheto destacar a diferença entre ambas; e o risco reprodutivo de nascimento de futuras crianças com anemia falciforme é sobrevalorizado. Os resultados apontam para a tensão entre estratégias de prevenção de doenças e de promoção da autonomia reprodutiva, uma característica da nova genética.The sickle cell anaemia is the genetic disease with the highest prevalence in Brazil and it is considered a public health matter. Brazil has proposed medical actions to control sickle cell anaemia. This paper analyses some impacts of the educative brochure Anemia falciforme: um problema nosso (Sickle Cell Anaemia: a collective question, edited by the Brazilian Health Ministry. The aim of this paper is to describe and analyse how, after reading the brochure, people with different levels of education understand the difference between trace and sickle cell anaemia, and how they measure the reproductive risk of couples with the trace. The gather of information

  5. Viabilidade econômica da implantação de uma unidade de abate e processamento de suínos = Economic feasibility of installing a hog slaughter and processing facility

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    Leonardo Feron Bisognin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Tradicionalmente as famílias da região Centro-Serra do estado do Rio Grande do Sul criam suínos (Sus scrofa domesticus como fonte de subsistência, porém nesta região estão inseridas apenas algumas pequenas agroindústrias de abate e processamento de carne suína. Uma destas agroindústrias possui certificação para comercialização apenas em território municipal, no entanto devido ao interesse na ampliação do negócio para o território estadual, é necessária a construção de uma nova planta industrial. Deste modo, com o objetivo de analisar a viabilidade econômica da implantação de uma nova unidade industrial nesta região, foi utilizado um questionário de campo e pesquisas de mercado, além de análises do orçamento de infraestrutura para o levantamento dos custos de implantação de uma nova unidade. Os dados obtidos foram lançados em um fluxo de caixa com prazo de dez anos na intenção de avaliar a viabilidade econômica. Foram utilizados os indicadores Taxa Interna de Retorno – TIR, Valor Presente Líquido – VPL, e o tempo de retorno do capital investido – Payback, como forma de analisar o investimento. A análise econômica resultou em uma TIR de 22%, VPL de R$ 271.099,67 para uma taxa de atratividade de 10 %, e Payback de três anos e onze meses. Com esses resultados positivos, do ponto de vista econômico, a implantação de uma nova unidade de abate e processamento de suínos para a referida região apresenta-se como um investimento altamente atrativo. = Despite families of the Centro-Serra of Rio Grande do Sul traditionally raises hogs as a source of living, there are some small slaughters and pork processing facilities in this region. One of these agro industries has certification for marketing in municipality. Due the interest in expanding the business all over the state, it is necessary to build a new industrial plant. In this context, the present study aims to analyze the economic feasibility of

  6. Análise da viabilidade econômica da pecuária de corte na fase de cria em Itapira, SP = Analysis of the economic viability of beef cattle in the creation phase in Itapira, SP

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    Rafael Salim Luccarelli

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    Full Text Available A pecuária de corte tem um importante papel na economia brasileira, porém grande parte dos produtores não aplicam os conceitos gerenciais na mesma magnitude de importância. O conhecimento de uma premissa básica, o custo de produção, torna-se fundamental para concentrar esforços nos pontos de estrangulamento da atividade e melhorar a rentabilidade do sistema de produção. Assim, objetivou-se estudar a rentabilidade da atividade pecuária de corte de um sistema de produção na fase de cria de bezerros da raça nelore, em regime de pasto, na região de Itapira, São Paulo. Pretendeu-se, ainda, identificar os componentes que exerceram maior influência sobre os custos operacionais efetivo da atividade. A avaliação da atividade foi considerada a partir da estação de monta de 2012 até abril de 2014, época que foram desmamados e comercializados os últimos bezerros, período que durou 18 meses. A análise de rentabilidade foi realizada por meio de planilhas em Excel, considerando a margem bruta, a margem líquida e o resultado (lucro ou prejuízo como indicadores de eficiência econômica. A margem bruta e líquida foi positiva, indicando que a atividade de pecuária de cria de bezerros da raça nelore, em regime de pasto extensivo, desenvolvida no sistema de produção analisado, tem condições de sobreviver no curto e médio prazo. Os itens componentes do custo total que exerceram maior influência sobre os custos da atividade foram, em ordem decrescente, aquisição de animais, remuneração da terra, depreciação, remuneração sobre o capital investido, alimentação e sanidade. = The beef cattle has an important role in the Brazilian economy, but most of the producers do not apply the management concepts in the same magnitude of importance. Knowledge of a basic premise, the cost of production, it is essential to concentrate efforts on bottlenecks activity and improve the profitability of the production system. The objective was

  7. Fatores associados ao aborto induzido entre jovens pobres na cidade de São Paulo, 2007 Factores asociados al aborto inducido entre jóvenes pobres en la ciudad de Sao Paulo, 2007 Factors associated with induced abortion among poor youth in the city of São Paulo, 2007

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    Rebeca de Souza e Silva

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Esse artigo investiga fatores associados ao aborto induzido entre jovens residentes numa comunidade pobre da cidade de São Paulo. A amostra foi composta por 102 homens e 99 mulheres de 14 a 25 anos de idade que já haviam iniciado suas vidas sexuais. Usou-se o modelo hierárquico de regressão logística. As variáveis não ter companheiro sexual no momento da entrevista, sexo do entrevistado, idade no momento da entrevista, priorizar morar só e número de gestações compuseram o modelo final. Dar muita importância a morar só quadruplica a chance de ocorrer um aborto. Jovens mais velhos foram menos propensos a se deparar com um aborto, dado que a chance de se optar pelo aborto se reduz 17% para cada incremento de um ano na idade dos jovens. Isso é indicativo de que as gestações ocorreram de forma inesperada, intempestiva, como é praxe nas condutas adolescentes, sendo as maiores candidatas a terminarem em aborto provocado. Evidencia-se, portanto, a necessidade de serem investidos recursos financeiros para obtenção de métodos contraceptivos eficazes e inócuos, destinados ao início da vida sexual.Este artículo investiga factores asociados al aborto inducido entre jóvenes residentes en una comunidad pobre de la ciudad de Sao Paulo. La muestra estaba compuesta por 102 hombres y 99 mujeres de 14 a 25 años de edad que ya habían dado inicio a sus vidas sexuales. Se usó el modelo jerárquico de regresión logística. Las variables: no tener compañero sexual en el momento de la entrevista, sexo del entrevistado, edad en el momento de la entrevista, priorizar vivir solo, y número de gestaciones, compusieron el modelo final. Dar mucha importancia a vivir solo cuadruplica la posibilidad de que se produzca un aborto. Jóvenes de mayor edad fueron menos propensos a encontrarse con un aborto, dado que la posibilidad de optar por un aborto se reduce un 17%, respectoa cada incremento de un año en la edad de los jóvenes. Eso es indicativo de

  8. Análise econômica de sistemas de produção a pasto para bovinos no município de Campos dos Goytacazes-RJ Economical analysis of pasture production systems to cattle in the region of Campos dos Goytacazes-RJ

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    Afonso Aurélio de Carvalho Peres

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, com este trabalho, analisar a viabilidade econômica de diferentes sistemas de recria de fêmeas em pastagens de capim-elefante na região Norte Fluminense. Fez-se uma análise econômica de três sistemas de recria de novilhas mestiças leiteiras em pastejo de capim-elefante. A fim de se estudar o risco que cada sistema possa apresentar diante das oscilações de preços no mercado, utilizou-se a Simulação de Monte Carlo. Os sistemas estudados foram: sem suplementação (SP1, oferta de 0,5% do peso vivo de concentrado (SP2, e pastejo alternado de capim-elefante com estilosantes (SP3. A análise foi realizada a partir da utilização dos indicadores econômicos Valor Presente Líquido (VPL e Taxa Interna de Retorno (TIR. O VPL calculado, a uma taxa anual de desconto de 10%, foi de R$6.091,86, R$6.364,54 e R$215,43, enquanto o capital investido apresentou TIR anual de 29,58; 30,10 e 10,46%, respectivamente, para os três sistemas estudados. Utilizou-se a Análise de Sensibilidade para determinação dos itens de maior influência sobre a rentabilidade dos sistemas. Observou-se que os itens com maior impacto sobre o resultado econômico dos sistemas foram, em ordem de importância, o preço de venda das novilhas, o preço de aquisição das novilhas e o custo da mão-de-obra. Concluiu-se que o sistema SP3 apresentou maior risco econômico.Different economic viability of pasture production systems to heifers grazing elephantgrass pasture in North Fluminense region wa analyzed. The economical analysis of three systems of growing fedlot dairy heifers grazing elephantgrass pasture was performed. In order to study the hazard that each system can present due to the oscillations of prices in the market, Monte Carlo simulation was used. The systems studied were: without supplementation (PS1, offer of 0.5% of the alive weight of concentrate (PS2, and alternate pasture of elephantgrass and Stylosanthes (PS3. The analysis was based on the

  9. Microbial and Mineral Descriptions of the Interior Habitable Zones of Active Hydrothermal Chimneys from the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge

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    Holden, J. F.; Lin, T.; Ver Eecke, H. C.; Breves, E.; Dyar, M. D.; Jamieson, J. W.; Hannington, M. D.; Butterfield, D. A.; Bishop, J. L.; Lane, M. D.

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    Actively venting hydrothermal chimneys and their associated hydrothermal fluids were collected from the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge to determine the mineralogy, chemistry and microbial community composition of their interiors. To characterize the mineralogy, Mössbauer, FTIR, VNIR and thermal emission spectroscopies were used for the first time on this type of sample in addition to thin-section petrography, x-ray diffraction and elemental analyses. A chimney from the Bastille edifice was Fe-sulfide rich and composed primarily of chalcopyrite, marcasite-sphalerite, and pyrrhotite while chimneys from the Dante and Hot Harold edifices were Fe-sulfide poor and composed primarily of anhydrite. The bulk emissivity and reflectance spectroscopies corroborated well with the petrography and XRD analyses. The microbial community in the interior of Bastille was most closely related to mesophilic-to-thermophilic anaerobes of the deltaproteobacteria and hyperthermophilic archaea while those in the interiors of Dante and Hot Harold were most closely related to mesophilic-to-thermophilic aerobes of the beta-, gamma- and epsilonproteobacteria. The fluid temperatures (282-321°C) and chemistries of the three chimneys were very similar suggesting that differences in mineralogy and microbial community compositions were more dependent on fluid flow characteristics and paragenesis within the chimney. Thin-section petrography of the interior of another hydrothermal chimney collected from the Dante edifice (emitting 336°C fluid) shows a thin coat of Fe3+ oxide associated with amorphous silica on the exposed outer surfaces of pyrrhotite, sphalerite and chalcopyrite in pore spaces, along with anhydrite precipitation in the pores that is indicative of seawater ingress. The Fe-sulfide minerals were likely oxidized to ferrihydrite with increasing pH and Eh due to cooling and seawater exposure, providing reactants for bioreduction. Culture-based most-probable-number estimates of

  10. BOOK REVIEW: Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics

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    Teller, Edward

    2003-07-01

    Over many years Edward Teller delivered a course of Physical Science Appreciation Lectures. This book is based on those lectures, which must have been very stimulating. In the preparation of the book, Edward Teller was assisted by his daughter, Wendy Teller, and also by Wilson Talley. On many pages there are footnotes in the form of conversations between 'ET', who explains, and 'WT', who asks intelligent questions. (It is never clear which 'WT' is which.) I mention these footnotes as they contribute enormously to the charm and humour of the book. The book contains numerous anecdotes, many of which were new to me. The verse in the New Yorker, by Harold Furth, recording the famous meeting between Dr Teller and Dr Anti-Teller, is included. Dr Teller's comment is `The remarkable fact is that Harold got paid for the poem'. Dr Anti-Teller's comment is anti-recorded. The topics in the book include simple mechanics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and 'uses of new knowledge'. Despite its origins, the book does not avoid mathematics ('I will use mathematics because physics without mathematics is meaningless' (p1)), but Teller does attempt to explain the mathematics he uses. In much of the book the mathematics is at school level, but in his treatment of quantum mechanics he uses differential equations. If one skips past the equations then his final chapters are less mathematically demanding. I have enjoyed reading this book. Teller's approach is refreshing, and his coverage comprehensive and generally authoritative. My only disquiet is over his coverage of electrons in solids, where it would be clearer to consider the one-dimensional case first, before treating the three-dimensional case. There is a substantial discussion on the correspondence principle, wave-particle duality and on the uncertainty principle. His disposal of Schrödinger's notorious cat is masterly. There are questions at the end of each chapter. One question is based on a possible

  11. Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics

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    Bocherdsd, P

    2003-01-01

    Over many years Edward Teller delivered a course of Physical Science Appreciation Lectures. This book is based on those lectures, which must have been very stimulating. In the preparation of the book, Edward Teller was assisted by his daughter, Wendy Teller, and also by Wilson Talley. On many pages there are footnotes in the form of conversations between 'ET', who explains, and 'WT', who asks intelligent questions. (It is never clear which 'WT' is which.) I mention these footnotes as they contribute enormously to the charm and humour of the book. The book contains numerous anecdotes, many of which were new to me. The verse in the New Yorker, by Harold Furth, recording the famous meeting between Dr Teller and Dr Anti-Teller, is included. Dr Teller's comment is 'The remarkable fact is that Harold got paid for the poem'. Dr Anti-Teller's comment is anti-recorded. The topics in the book include simple mechanics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and 'uses of new knowledge'. Despite its origins, the book does not avoid mathematics ('I will use mathematics because physics without mathematics is meaningless' (p1)), but Teller does attempt to explain the mathematics he uses. In much of the book the mathematics is at school level, but in his treatment of quantum mechanics he uses differential equations. If one skips past the equations then his final chapters are less mathematically demanding. I have enjoyed reading this book. Teller's approach is refreshing, and his coverage comprehensive and generally authoritative. My only disquiet is over his coverage of electrons in solids, where it would be clearer to consider the one-dimensional case first, before treating the three-dimensional case. There is a substantial discussion on the correspondence principle, wave-particle duality and on the uncertainty principle. His disposal of Schroedinger's notorious cat is masterly. There are questions at the end of each chapter. One question is based on a possible

  12. Mental health system in Saudi Arabia: an overview

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    Full Text Available Naseem Akhtar Qureshi,1 Abdulhameed Abdullah Al-Habeeb,2 Harold G Koenig3 1General Administration for Research and Studies, 2Mental Health and Social Services, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA Background: There is evidence that mapping mental health systems (MHSs helps in planning and developing mental health care services for users, families, and other caregivers. The General Administration of Mental Health and Social Services of the Ministry of Health over the past 4 years has sought to streamline the delivery of mental health care services to health consumers in Saudi Arabia. Objective: We overview here the outcome of a survey that assessed the Saudi MHS and suggest strategic steps for its further improvement. Method: The World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems was used systematically to collect information on the Saudi MHS in 2009–2010, 4 years after a baseline assessment. Results: Several mental health care milestones, especially provision of inpatient mental health services supported by a ratified Mental Health Act, were achieved during this period. However, community mental health care services are needed to match international trends evident in developed countries. Similarly, a larger well-trained mental health workforce is needed at all levels to meet the ever-increasing demand of Saudi society. Conclusion: This updated MHS information, discussed in light of international data, will help guide further development of the MHS in Saudi Arabia in the future, and other countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region may also benefit from Saudi experience. Keywords: Saudi Arabia, mental health system, organization, legal issues, research, training

  13. Second best pricing policies for an exhaustible resource

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    In the theory of exhaustible resources, the classical result, originally derived by Harold Hotelling (J. Polit. Econ., 39: 137-75 (1931)) is that the scarcity rent of the resource must increase at the rate of interest. The scarcity rent is the market price of the resource less extraction costs. At the depletion time, the market price must be equal either to the zero demand price or the cost of a perfect substitute, assuming no adjustment costs in switching to the substitute. The substitute may be either a natural resource with a higher extraction cost or a backstop technology. The Hotelling result is a price equilibrium condition in a competitive asset market (Solow, Amer. Econ. Rev. Proc., 64: 1-14 (1974)). It is also an efficiency condition for allocating the resource over time in a first best world. However, Solow raises the possibility that constraints creating a wedge between interest rates may be important considerations in the resource allocation problem. In a second-best world it is not at all clear how fast the scarcity rent of the resource should increase from a social viewpoint. However, for one simple case the analysis of this problem is straightforward. Suppose consumption is determined by a Keynesian consumption function with marginal propensity to consume (1 - s); s is marginal propensity to save. With consumption determined in this behavioral manner, savings may be inadequate to reduce the market interest rate to the point where it is equal to the social rate of time preference. It is argued here that for this case the scarcity rent of the resource should increase at a rate equal to a weighted combination of these two interest rates.

  14. SU-E-T-604: Dosimetric Dependence On the Collimator Angle in Prostate Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy

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    Khan, M; Rehman, J; Khan, M; Chow, J

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the dose-volume variations of planning target volume (PTV) and organs-at-risk (OARs) in prostate volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) when using different collimator angles. It is because collimator angle awareness is essential for planner to produce an optimal prostate VMAT plan in a rational time. Methods: Single-arc VMAT plans at different collimator angles (0o, 15o, 30o, 45o, 60o, 75o and 90o) were created systematically using a Harold heterogeneous pelvis phantom. For each change of collimator angle, a new plan was re-optimized for that angle. The prescription dose was 78 Gy per 39 fractions. Conformity index (CI), homogeneity index (HI), gradient index, machine monitor unit, dose-volume histogram, the mean and maximum doses of the PTV were calculated and analyzed. On the other hand, dose-volume histogram, the mean and maximum doses of the OARs such as bladder, rectum and femoral heads for different collimator angles were determined from the plans. Results: There was no significance difference, based on the plan dose-volume evaluation criteria, found in the VMAT optimizations for all studied collimator angles. Higher CI and lower HI were found for the 45o collimator angle. In addition, the 15o collimator angle provided lower HI similar to the 45o collimator angle. The 75o and 90o collimator angle were found good for the rectum sparing, and the 75o and 30o collimator angle were found good for the right and left femur sparing, respectively. The PTV dose coverage for each plan was comparatively independent of the collimator angle. Conclusion: The dosimetric results in this study are useful to the planner to select different collimator angles to improve the PTV coverage and OAR sparing in prostate VMAT

  15. Centrosome – a promising anti-cancer target

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    Rivera-Rivera Y

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    Full Text Available Yainyrette Rivera-Rivera, Harold I Saavedra Department of Pharmacology, Ponce Health Sciences University-School of Medicine, Ponce Research Institute, Ponce, Puerto Rico Abstract: The centrosome, an organelle discovered >100 years ago, is the main microtubule-organizing center in mammalian organisms. The centrosome is composed of a pair of centrioles surrounded by the pericentriolar material (PMC and plays a major role in the regulation of cell cycle transitions (G1-S, G2-M, and metaphase-anaphase, ensuring the normality of cell division. Hundreds of proteins found in the centrosome exert a variety of roles, including microtubule dynamics, nucleation, and kinetochore–microtubule attachments that allow correct chromosome alignment and segregation. Errors in these processes lead to structural (shape, size, number, position, and composition, functional (abnormal microtubule nucleation and disorganized spindles, and numerical (centrosome amplification [CA] centrosome aberrations causing aneuploidy and genomic instability. Compelling data demonstrate that centrosomes are implicated in cancer, because there are important oncogenic and tumor suppressor proteins that are localized in this organelle and drive centrosome aberrations. Centrosome defects have been found in pre-neoplasias and tumors from breast, ovaries, prostate, head and neck, lung, liver, and bladder among many others. Several drugs/compounds against centrosomal proteins have shown promising results. Other drugs have higher toxicity with modest or no benefits, and there are more recently developed agents being tested in clinical trials. All of this emerging evidence suggests that targeting centrosome aberrations may be a future avenue for therapeutic intervention in cancer research. Keywords: centrosomes, cell cycle, mitosis, CA, CIN, cancer therapy

  16. An Artist's Journey Through Endangered Lands; conveying hydrological changes and land loss informed and inspired by Science

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    Varisco, M. M.

    2017-12-01

    How do we live with nature? This simple question began a 10 year art-science journey into the dynamic and endangered wetlands of southeast Louisiana and its accelerated coastal decline. Since the 1930s, nearly 1,900 square miles of Louisiana's coast have been lost. How might artworks, informed by science, convey the seriousness and urgency of this loss to a wider public? Artist Michel Varisco engaged in dialogue with environmental scientist Doug Meffert and Dan Etheridge (of Meffert + Etheridge and The Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier) about the hydrological changes which have accelerated or mitigated Louisiana's land losses. She was also inspired by the unique underwater studies of biologist Suzanne Fredericq on pollutants in the Gulf from the BP oil spill and of marine ecologist Nancy Rabalais who assesses hypoxia dynamics and their impact on "dead zones." The art work that emerged includes Shifting and Fluid States, as well as current projects Below Sea Level and Turning: prayer wheels for the Mississippi River, an art commission awarded by the City of New Orleans on view during Prospect.4 Art Biennial and AGU. Shifting is a series of large-scale photos shot from the air and water that observe the dynamic movement of the Louisiana coastline over the course of a short but powerful geologic timeline and explores the consequences of human altercations to those lands and waters via land loss and sea level rise. Turning is based on the work of Kate Orff's maps from Petrochemical America and the 1944 maps of Harold Fisk. Fisk pioneered an understanding of alluvial and sedimentological processes of the Mississippi Valley, while Orff's maps describe the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to New Orleans during three different eras: the wild un-leveed land building era; the plantation, slavery era; and the petrochemical era of present day land loss. Shifting has been exhibited around the world and Turning has already been seen by 50,000 people.

  17. TU-C-BRF-01: Innovation in Medical Physics and Engineering

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    Mohan, R; Pelc, N; Jaffray, D; Mackie, T

    2014-01-01

    We seek to heighten the awareness of the role of research and innovation that leads to clinical advances in the field of medical physics and engineering. Marie Curie (discovery and use of radium) and Harold Johns (Co-60 tele-therapy) in radiotherapy, and pioneers in imaging (Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield for the CT and Paul Lauterbur, Peter Mansfield for MRI, etc.) were scientists often struggling against great odds. Examples of more recent innovations that are clearly benefitting our patients include IMRT, Image Guided Radiation Therapy and Surgery, Particle Therapy, Quantitative imaging, amongst others.We would also like to highlight the fact that not all of the discovery and engineering that we benefit from in today’s world, was performed at research institutions alone. Rather, companies often tread new ground at financial and reputational risk. Indeed the strength of the private sector is needed in order to bring about new advances to our practice. The keys to long term success in research and development may very well include more public and private research spending. But, when more investigators are funded, we also need to recognize that there needs to be a willingness on the part of the funding institutions, academic centers and investigators to risk failure for the greater potential achievements in innovation and research. The speakers will provide examples and insight into the fields of innovation and research in medical physics from their own first hand experiences. Learning Objectives: To obtain an understanding of the importance of research and development towards advances in physics in medicine. To raise awareness of the role of interdisciplinary collaborations in translational research and innovation. To highlight the importance of entrepreneurships and industrial-institutional research partnerships in fostering new ideas and their commercial success. To recognize and account for the risk of failure for the greater potential achievements in

  18. The Issue of Textual Genres in the Medical Literature Produced in Late Imperial China

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    Bretelle-Establet, Florence

    A great abundance of Chinese medical texts have come down to us since the mid seventeenth century. This is the combined result of the large number of texts written in this period and the fact that the texts were better preserved than earlier. As a matter of fact, the large number of medical texts, coming from various social settings, set historians the quite daunting challenge of understanding what the texts really were and how they should be classified. The idea underlying this article was to go beyond the various modern generic classifications used thus far ("learned", "popular", and the like) and to highlight, instead, how medical texts themselves differ from each other. In this aim, I chose to compare a number of excerpts of medical texts written from the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century in different geographical and social settings. And to compare them, I decided to use some tools created by linguists who have been particularly interested in the issues of genre, notably those used by speech act theoreticians. In this article thus, I analyze these excerpts by paying close attention to the five levels of any discourse act, summarized in the well known formula "Who (says) What (to) Whom (in) What Channel (with) What Effect", following Harold D. Lasswell's classic communication paradigm. In other words, I try to shed light on how each of these texts differs from the others from the semantic, syntactic and emotional angles and whether these differences can be linked to the authors' social, geographical, chronological or intentional settings, and, finally, if we can speak of genres in Chinese medical literature.

  19. “Wild Worship of a Lost and Buried Past”: Enchanted Archaeologies and the Cult of Kata, 1908–1924

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    Helen Wickstead

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Histories of archaeology traditionally traced the progress of the modern discipline as the triumph of secular disenchanted science over pre-modern, enchanted, world-views. In this article I complicate and qualify the themes of disenchantment and enchantment in archaeological histories, presenting an analysis of how both contributed to the development of scientific theory and method in the earliest decades of the twentieth century. I examine the interlinked biographies of a group who created a joke religion called “The Cult of Kata”. The self-described “Kataric Circle” included notable archaeologists Harold Peake, O.G.S. Crawford and Richard Lowe Thompson, alongside classicists, musicians, writers and performing artists. The cult highlights the connections between archaeology, theories of performance and the performing arts – in particular theatre, music, folk dance and song. “Wild worship” was linked to the consolidation of collectivities facilitating a wide variety of scientific and artistic projects whose objectives were all connected to dreams of a future utopia. The cult parodied archaeological ideas and methodologies, but also supported and expanded the development of field survey, mapping and the interpretation of archaeological distribution maps. The history of the Cult of Kata shows how taking account of the unorthodox and the interdisciplinary, the humorous and the recreational, is important within generously framed approaches to histories of the archaeological imagination. The work of the Kataric Circle is not best understood as the relentless progress of disenchanted modern science. It suggests a more complicated picture in which dynamics of enchantment and disenchantment stimulate and discipline the imagination simultaneously. I conclude with a reexamination of the politics of an emphasis on playfulness and enchantment.

  20. Why hierarchies thrive.

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    Leavitt, Harold J

    2003-03-01

    Hardly anyone has a good word to say about hierarchies. Academics, consultants, and management gurus regularly forecast their imminent replacement because hierarchies--even when populated by considerate and intelligent people--can be cruel and stupid. They routinely transform motivated and loyal employees into disaffected Dilberts. It's no wonder that we continue to search for more humane and productive alternatives to them. Yet the intensity with which we struggle against hierarchies only serves to highlight their durability. Hierarchy, it seems, may be intrinsic not only to the natural world but also to our own natures. In this article, organizational behavior expert Harold J. Leavitt presents neither a defense of human hierarchies nor another attack on them. Instead, he offers a reality check, a reminder that hierarchy remains the basic structure of most, if not all, large, ongoing human organizations. That's because although they are often depicted as being out of date, hierarchies have proved to be extraordinarily adaptive. Over the past 50 years, for example, they have co-opted the three major managerial movements--human relations, analytic management, and communities of practice. Hierarchies also persist because they deliver real practical and psychological value, and they fulfill our deep need for order and security. Despite the good they may do, hierarchies are inevitably authoritarian. That authoritarianism shows up in all kinds of ways and influences everything in organizations, particularly communication. In multilevel organizations, for instance, messages get distorted as they travel up and down the ladder of command. Self-protection and self-interest weigh in, and relevant information is lost as messages make stops along the route. Sensitive leaders take steps to make speaking the truth as painless as possible. But it never is in organizations, because authoritarianism is an immutable element of hierarchy.

  1. Alonso e Quixote no paradigma da loucura: a história e a ficção

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    Elenyr Cavadas

    2017-04-01

    É em meio a esse contexto que Cervantes, no início do século XVII, escreve “Don Quixote de La Mancha”. O romance traz como tema central a loucura das utópicas aventuras de um Cavaleiro andante, herói que surgiu do imaginário literário do nobre fidalgo Alonso que, de pouco dormir e muito ler histórias de cavalaria, perdeu o juízo e personificou a Quixote. Nessa relação, os personagens se entrelaçam e se confundem. Precisar a fronteira entre Alonso e Quixote, ou até mesmo onde ambos se mesclam e interagem em cumplicidade, continua sendo uma tarefa com inúmeras possibilidades de reflexão. Com o intuito de traçar um paralelo entre ficção e realidade sobre a criação literária de Alonso e Quixote, buscou-se ainda investigar o trabalho de Huarte de San Juan, no qual Szirko (1996 afirma ser “notória a influência de Huarte na elaboração do perfil psicológico do fidalgo”. Embasada nessa contextura histórico-social, a presente pesquisa aborda as análises críticas literárias dos autores Auerbach (1946, Bloom (1994, Buxó (2008 e Unamuno (apud Harold Bloom, 1994, sobre as questões que envolvem tanto a loucura como a relação de coexistência entre esses personagens protagonistas.

  2. Stable isotope deltas: Tiny, yet robust signatures in nature

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    Brand, Willi A.; Coplen, Tyler B.

    2012-01-01

    Although most of them are relatively small, stable isotope deltas of naturally occurring substances are robust and enable workers in anthropology, atmospheric sciences, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, food and drug authentication, forensic science, geochemistry, geology, oceanography, and paleoclimatology to study a variety of topics. Two fundamental processes explain the stable isotope deltas measured in most terrestrial systems: isotopic fractionation and isotope mixing. Isotopic fractionation is the result of equilibrium or kinetic physicochemical processes that fractionate isotopes because of small differences in physical or chemical properties of molecular species having different isotopes. It is shown that the mixing of radioactive and stable isotope end members can be modelled to provide information on many natural processes, including 14C abundances in the modern atmosphere and the stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopic compositions of the oceans during glacial and interglacial times. The calculation of mixing fractions using isotope balance equations with isotope deltas can be substantially in error when substances with high concentrations of heavy isotopes (e.g. 13C, 2H, and 18O ) are mixed. In such cases, calculations using mole fractions are preferred as they produce accurate mixing fractions. Isotope deltas are dimensionless quantities. In the International System of Units (SI), these quantities have the unit 1 and the usual list of prefixes is not applicable. To overcome traditional limitations with expressing orders of magnitude differences in isotope deltas, we propose the term urey (symbol Ur), after Harold C. Urey, for the unit 1. In such a manner, an isotope delta value expressed traditionally as−25 per mil can be written as−25 mUr (or−2.5 cUr or−0.25 dUr; the use of any SI prefix is possible). Likewise, very small isotopic differences often expressed in per meg ‘units’ are easily included (e.g. either+0.015 ‰ or+15 per meg

  3. Early work on the stratospheric ozone depletion-CFC issue

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    Molina, M.

    2012-12-01

    I became involved with the atmospheric chemistry of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) shortly after joining Sherry Rowland's research group at the University of California, Irvine, in 1973. CFCs had been detected in the troposphere by James Lovelock in 1971, and the question we set out to answer was the fate of these compounds of industrial origin in the environment, as well as possibly identifying any consequences of their accumulation in the atmosphere. After examining many potential sinks for these compounds we realized that because of their unusual stability the most likely destruction process was photolysis in the stratosphere. I carried out measurements of the absorption spectra of these compounds in the near ultraviolet; previous work involved only spectra in the far ultraviolet, not relevant for atmospheric chemistry. The results indicated that photolysis would take place in the upper stratosphere. I subsequently carried out calculations using one-dimensional atmospheric models to estimate their atmospheric residence times, which turned out to be many decades. We realized that the chlorine atoms generated by photolysis of the CFCs would participate in a catalytic chain reaction that would efficiently destroy ozone. Furthermore, we estimated that the amount of CFCs produced industrially was comparable to the amount of nitric oxide produced naturally in the stratosphere by the decomposition of nitrous oxide; work by Paul Crutzen and Harold Johnston had indicated that the abundance of ozone in the stratosphere was controlled by nitric oxide. We then formulated the hypothesis that the continued release of CFCs to the environment posed a threat to the stability of the ozone layer, and published our results in the journal Nature in 1974. The publication was noticed almost exclusively by the community of experts in stratospheric chemistry, and hence Sherry Rowland and I decided at that time that it was our responsibility to communicate this finding to society at large

  4. Patient education for phosphorus management in chronic kidney disease

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Kamyar Kalantar-ZadehHarold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of California Irvine’s School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USAObjectives: This review explores the challenges and solutions in educating patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD to lower serum phosphorus while avoiding protein insufficiency and hypercalcemia.Methods: A literature search including terms “hyperphosphatemia,” “patient education,” “food fatigue,” “hypercalcemia,” and “phosphorus–protein ratio” was undertaken using PubMed.Results: Hyperphosphatemia is a strong predictor of mortality in advanced CKD and is remediated via diet, phosphorus binders, and dialysis. Dietary counseling should encourage the consumption of foods with the least amount of inorganic or absorbable phosphorus, low phosphorus-to-protein ratios, and adequate protein content, and discourage excessive calcium intake in high-risk patients. Emerging educational initiatives include food labeling using a “traffic light” scheme, motivational interviewing techniques, and the Phosphate Education Program – whereby patients no longer have to memorize the phosphorus content of each individual food component, but only a “phosphorus unit” value for a limited number of food groups. Phosphorus binders are associated with a clear survival advantage in CKD patients, overcome the limitations associated with dietary phosphorus restriction, and permit a more flexible approach to achieving normalization of phosphorus levels.Conclusion: Patient education on phosphorus and calcium management can improve concordance and adherence and empower patients to collaborate actively for optimal control of mineral metabolism.Keywords: hyperphosphatemia, renal diet, phosphorus binders, educational programs, food fatigue, concordance

  5. SU-E-T-604: Dosimetric Dependence On the Collimator Angle in Prostate Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy

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    Khan, M; Rehman, J; Khan, M [The Islaimia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Punjab (Pakistan); Chow, J [Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, ON (Canada)

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    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the dose-volume variations of planning target volume (PTV) and organs-at-risk (OARs) in prostate volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) when using different collimator angles. It is because collimator angle awareness is essential for planner to produce an optimal prostate VMAT plan in a rational time. Methods: Single-arc VMAT plans at different collimator angles (0o, 15o, 30o, 45o, 60o, 75o and 90o) were created systematically using a Harold heterogeneous pelvis phantom. For each change of collimator angle, a new plan was re-optimized for that angle. The prescription dose was 78 Gy per 39 fractions. Conformity index (CI), homogeneity index (HI), gradient index, machine monitor unit, dose-volume histogram, the mean and maximum doses of the PTV were calculated and analyzed. On the other hand, dose-volume histogram, the mean and maximum doses of the OARs such as bladder, rectum and femoral heads for different collimator angles were determined from the plans. Results: There was no significance difference, based on the plan dose-volume evaluation criteria, found in the VMAT optimizations for all studied collimator angles. Higher CI and lower HI were found for the 45o collimator angle. In addition, the 15o collimator angle provided lower HI similar to the 45o collimator angle. The 75o and 90o collimator angle were found good for the rectum sparing, and the 75o and 30o collimator angle were found good for the right and left femur sparing, respectively. The PTV dose coverage for each plan was comparatively independent of the collimator angle. Conclusion: The dosimetric results in this study are useful to the planner to select different collimator angles to improve the PTV coverage and OAR sparing in prostate VMAT.

  6. Hazards of nuclear power: myth or reality

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    Franklin, N

    1985-10-01

    The author gave the 1984 Sir Harold Hartley Memorial Lecture in December. The full text appears in Measurements and Control, April, 1985; here is a summary of its main features. The lecture focuses on three main issues: uncertainties such as those inherent in the body's response to radiation or in the diffusion of buried radioactive materials over thousands of years are seen by rational analysis as constituting negligible risks by comparison with those of everyday affairs, but they may be perceived by the public in interaction with the media as substantial and as a cause for immediate concern; guided by public perception, investment in hospital life-care is about one hundredth and in traffic life-care about one tenth of what is already spent in the nuclear industry. The prospects are for an increase in these ratios in the future; some Western governments have attempted to distance themselves from direct responsibility for decisions on nuclear power by referendum and public inquires or by legislating in terms of criteria embodied in phrases such as ''as low as reasonably achievable'' which are then the subject of interpretation by the Courts as in the recent jury-trial of British Nuclear Fuels Limited at Carlisle. The nuclear industry has features which can lead to public anxieties in an acute form but these features are not totally different from potential concerns about chemical plant accidents and long term effects of low levels of chemical products. If the safety criteria now being applied to the nuclear industry were widely applied in other industries in the UK we should run the risk of further impoverishments of the industrial and social infrastructure through lack of resources to spend upon them and through the uncompetitiveness of these industries.

  7. Statistical Optics

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    Goodman, Joseph W.

    2000-07-01

    The Wiley Classics Library consists of selected books that have become recognized classics in their respective fields. With these new unabridged and inexpensive editions, Wiley hopes to extend the life of these important works by making them available to future generations of mathematicians and scientists. Currently available in the Series: T. W. Anderson The Statistical Analysis of Time Series T. S. Arthanari & Yadolah Dodge Mathematical Programming in Statistics Emil Artin Geometric Algebra Norman T. J. Bailey The Elements of Stochastic Processes with Applications to the Natural Sciences Robert G. Bartle The Elements of Integration and Lebesgue Measure George E. P. Box & Norman R. Draper Evolutionary Operation: A Statistical Method for Process Improvement George E. P. Box & George C. Tiao Bayesian Inference in Statistical Analysis R. W. Carter Finite Groups of Lie Type: Conjugacy Classes and Complex Characters R. W. Carter Simple Groups of Lie Type William G. Cochran & Gertrude M. Cox Experimental Designs, Second Edition Richard Courant Differential and Integral Calculus, Volume I RIchard Courant Differential and Integral Calculus, Volume II Richard Courant & D. Hilbert Methods of Mathematical Physics, Volume I Richard Courant & D. Hilbert Methods of Mathematical Physics, Volume II D. R. Cox Planning of Experiments Harold S. M. Coxeter Introduction to Geometry, Second Edition Charles W. Curtis & Irving Reiner Representation Theory of Finite Groups and Associative Algebras Charles W. Curtis & Irving Reiner Methods of Representation Theory with Applications to Finite Groups and Orders, Volume I Charles W. Curtis & Irving Reiner Methods of Representation Theory with Applications to Finite Groups and Orders, Volume II Cuthbert Daniel Fitting Equations to Data: Computer Analysis of Multifactor Data, Second Edition Bruno de Finetti Theory of Probability, Volume I Bruno de Finetti Theory of Probability, Volume 2 W. Edwards Deming Sample Design in Business Research

  8. Extended-release niacin/laropiprant significantly improves lipid levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus irrespective of baseline glycemic control

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Harold E Bays,1 Eliot A Brinton,2 Joseph Triscari,3 Erluo Chen,3 Darbie Maccubbin,3 Alexandra A MacLean,3 Kendra L Gibson,3 Rae Ann Ruck,3 Amy O Johnson-Levonas,3 Edward A O’Neill,3 Yale B Mitchel3 1Louisville Metabolic & Atherosclerosis Research Center (L-MARC, Louisville, KY, USA; 2Utah Foundation for Biomedical Research, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; 3Merck & Co, Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA Background: The degree of glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM may alter lipid levels and may alter the efficacy of lipid-modifying agents. Objective: Evaluate the lipid-modifying efficacy of extended-release niacin/laropiprant (ERN/LRPT in subgroups of patients with T2DM with better or poorer glycemic control. Methods: Post hoc analysis of clinical trial data from patients with T2DM who were randomized 4:3 to double-blind ERN/LRPT or placebo (n=796, examining the lipid-modifying effects of ERN/LRPT in patients with glycosylated hemoglobin or fasting plasma glucose levels above and below median baseline levels. Results: At Week 12 of treatment, ERN/LRPT significantly improved low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and lipoprotein (a, compared with placebo, with equal efficacy in patients above or below median baseline glycemic control. Compared with placebo, over 36 weeks of treatment more patients treated with ERN/LRPT had worsening of their diabetes and required intensification of antihyperglycemic medication, irrespective of baseline glycemic control. Incidences of other adverse experiences were generally low in all treatment groups. Conclusion: The lipid-modifying effects of ERN/LRPT are independent of the degree of baseline glycemic control in patients with T2DM (NCT00485758. Keywords: lipid-modifying agents, hyperglycemia, LDL, HDL, triglycerides

  9. Estudio del movimiento de caída libre usando vídeos de experimentos

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    Francisco Vera

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los trabajos pioneros de Eadweard Muybridge en fotografía e imágenes en movimiento en el año 1878 quedieron origen al vídeo, así como los de Harold Edgerton en vídeos de alta velocidad realizado a mediados delsigloXX,buscaban entender el comportamiento de la naturaleza. Hoy en día el uso de vídeo continúa siendo unaherramienta muy valiosa en todas las disciplinas científicas. En la actualidad, el uso de vídeo está siendoincorporado en innovadoras formas de enseñar física que están tomando fuerza a nivel mundial. En con-cordancia con esta tendencia, y motivados por potenciar dos elementos fundamentales dentro del aprendizaje delas ciencias, como son su proceso de carácter reflexivo y su vínculo profundo con la experiencia práctica, hemosgenerado una galería de vídeos de experimentos para mejorar el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje en alumnos deenseñanza secundaria y universitaria en las materias de Mecánica Newtoniana. En este trabajo presentamos unasecuencia de experimentos relacionados con el fenómeno de caída libre, a fin de mostrar el potencial que tiene eluso de experimentos en vídeo para mejorar la comprensión conceptual en cursos de física básica.

  10. Microgrid Design Analysis Using Technology Management Optimization and the Performance Reliability Model

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    Stamp, Jason E. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Eddy, John P. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Jensen, Richard P. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Munoz-Ramos, Karina [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

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    Johnson, and Harold Sanborn of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory * Colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) for their reviews, suggestions, and participation in the work.

  11. Estimation and management of genetic diversity in small populations of plains zebra (Equus quagga) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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    Bowland, A E.; Bishop, K S.; Taylor, P J.; Lamb, J; van der Bank, F H.; van Wyk, E; York, D

    2001-06-01

    Plains zebras (Equus quagga antiquorum) occur in few large, but many small, isolated populations in KwaZulu-Natal. Problems identified in small populations include reduced striping patterns on hind quarters, smaller size, elevated mortality rates and high number of still-births. Inbreeding may be implicated. Population viability analysis (PVA) was conducted with a computer model (VORTEX), and DNA and allozyme analyses were conducted to test the findings of the model. Using standard methods, DNA (PCR-RAPD) and allozyme diversity was assessed in blood samples from 72 plains zebra from four KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Services (KZN-NCS) protected areas: Umfolozi Game Reserve (UGR), Albert Falls (AFNR), Vernon Crookes (VCNR) and Harold Johnson (HJNR) Nature Reserves. Populations of the latter three, small-sized (9-110 individuals) populations were seeded from the same source population (UGR: current population of 2000) during the past 25 years. Information from PCR-RAPD and allozyme analyses were compared with each other as well as to that predicted by population genetic modelling (using VORTEX). Allozyme heterozygosities were consistently high in all populations (12.1-12.9%), with no observable losses associated with reduced population size. On the other hand, percentage loss of polymorphism (20-39%) calculated from the PCR-RAPD study appeared to be positively correlated with the loss of heterozygosity predicted by population viability analysis (PVA), and negatively correlated with population size. On the basis of the above results, a policy of translocation was advocated for small, intensely managed populations of zebras, whereby a harem should be translocated every five years for a population size of nine (HJNR), while for a population size of 110 (VCNR) translocations should take place every 15 years if heterozygosity is to be maintained at more than 90% within each population over 100 years.

  12. Numerical Methods in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling: The Andre J. Robert Memorial Volume

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    Rosmond, Tom

    Most people, even including some in the scientific community, do not realize how much the weather forecasts they use to guide the activities of their daily lives depend on very complex mathematics and numerical methods that are the basis of modern numerical weather prediction (NWP). André Robert (1929-1993), to whom Numerical Methods in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling is dedicated, had a career that contributed greatly to the growth of NWP and the role that the atmospheric computer models of NWP play in our society. There are probably no NWP models running anywhere in the world today that do not use numerical methods introduced by Robert, and those of us who work with and use these models everyday are indebted to him.The first two chapters of the volume are chronicles of Robert's life and career. The first is a 1987 interview by Harold Ritchie, one of Robert's many proteges and colleagues at the Canadian Atmospheric Environment Service. The interview traces Robert's life from his birth in New York to French Canadian parents, to his emigration to Quebec at an early age, his education and early employment, and his rise in stature as one of the preeminent research meteorologists of our time. An amusing anecdote he relates is his impression of weather forecasts while he was considering his first job as a meteorologist in the early 1950s. A newspaper of the time placed the weather forecast and daily horoscope side by side, and Robert regarded each to have a similar scientific basis. Thankfully he soon realized there was a difference between the two, and his subsequent career certainly confirmed the distinction.

  13. Inge Lehmann’s work materials and seismological epistolary archive

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    The Inge Lehmann archive contains thousands of seismological work documents from Inge Lehmann’s private home. For a long time the author thought that the main concern was to keep the documents for posterity. There is now a renewed interest in Inge Lehmann, and some documents were presented in a poster at ESC Potsdam 2004, and the collection of documents were scanned and catalogued 2005-2006 at Storia Geofisica Ambiente in Bologna. Inge Lehmann (1888-1993 is famous for her discovery in 1936 of the earth’s inner core and for work on the upper mantle. A short biography is given. After her retirement in 1953 she worked at home in Denmark, and abroad in USA and in Canada. She took part in the creation of the European Seismological Commission in 1951, and in the creation of the International Seismological Centre in 1964. Inge Lehmann received many awards. Some letters from her early correspondence with Harold Jeffreys are discussed, they show how the inner core was discussed already in 1932. A few of the author’s reminiscences of Inge Lehmann are given.


  14. A karyosystematic analysis of some water beetles related to Deronectes Sharp (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae

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    Robert Angus

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available An account is given of the karyotypes of five species and one additional subspecies of Deronectes Sharp, 1882, three species of Stictotarsus Zimmermann, 1919, one species of Trichonectes Guignot, 1941, four species of Scarodytes Gozis, 1914 and 17 species of Nebrioporus Régimbart, 1906. Deronectes species are characterised by a neo-Xy system of sex chromosomes and autosome numbers ranging from 60 (D. ferrugineus Fery et Brancucci, 1987 and D. wewalkai Fery et Fresneda, 1988 through 48 (D. latus (Stephens, 1829, D. angusi Fery et Brancucci, 1990 to 28 (D. costipennis Brancucci, 1983, D. costipennis gignouxi Fery et Brancucci, 1989 and D. platynotus (Germar, 1834. The three species of Stictotarsus, S. duodecimpustulatus (Fabricius, 1792, S. procerus (Aubé, 1838 and S. bertrandi (Legros, 1956, all belonging to the S. duodecimpustulatus group of species, have karyotypes comprising 54 autosomes and neo-Xy sex chromosomes. Trichonectes otini Guignot, 1941 has 48 autosomes and an X0 system of sex chromosomes, an arrangement shared with the 17 species of Nebrioporus Régimbart. The four Scarodytes species, S. halensis (Fabricius, 1787, S. nigriventris (Zimmermann, 1919, S. fuscitarsis (Aubé, 1838 and S. malickyi Wewalka, 1997, all have 54 autosomes and X0 sex chromosomes. The karyotypes of the various species are found to be distinctive and to support separation of these species from one another. In two cases (Nebrioporus martinii (Fairmaire, 1858 and N. sardus (Gemminger et Harold, 1868, and Scarodytes halensis and S. fuscitarsis the karyotypes require the recognition of the taxa as full species, not subspecies. The implications of these data for the generic classification are considered. The data are found to be compatible with the DNA-based phylogeny proposed by Ribera (2003, where the enlarged Stictotarsus proposed by Nilsson and Angus (1992 is found to be unsatisfactory.

  15. Effects of aging on working memory performance and prefrontal cortex activity: A time-resolved spectroscopy study

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    Jie Shi; Wenjing Zhou; Tongchao Geng; Huancong Zuo; Masahiro Tanida; Kaoru Sakatani

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    Objective:This study aimed to employ time‐resolved spectroscopy(TRS)to explore age‐related differences in prefrontal cortex(PFC)activity while subjects performed a working memory task.Methods:We employed TRS to measure PFC activity in ten healthy younger and ten healthy older subjects while they performed a working memory(WM)task.All subjects performed the Sternberg test(ST)in which the memory‐set size varied between one and six digits.Using TRS,we recorded changes in cerebral blood oxygenation as a measure of changes in PFC activity during the task.In order to identify left/right asymmetry of PFC activity during the working memory task,we calculated the laterality score,i.e.,Δoxy‐Hb(rightΔoxy‐Hb—leftΔoxy‐Hb);positive values indicate greater activity in the right PFC,while negative values indicate greater activity in the left PFC.Results:During the ST,statistical analyses showed no significant differences between the younger and older groups in accuracy for low memory‐load and high memory‐load.In high memory‐load tasks,however,older subjects were slower than younger subjects(P<0.05).We found that the younger group showed right lateral responses with a stronger right than left activation in the frontal pole,whereas the older group showed bilateral responses(P<0.05).Conclusions:The present results are consistent with the hemispheric asymmetry reduction in older adults(HAROLD)model;working memory tasks cause asymmetrical PFC activation in younger adults,while older adults tend to show reduced hemispheric lateralization.

  16. Kent in space: Cosmic dust to space debris

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    McDonnell, J. A. M.

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    The dusty heritage of the University of Kent's Space Group commenced at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, U.K., the home of the largest steerable radio telescope. While Professor Bernard Lovell's 250 ft. diameter telescope was used to command the U.S. deep space Pioneer spacecraft, Professor Tony McDonnell, as a research student in 1960, was developing a space dust detector for the US-UK Ariel program. It was successful. With a Ph.D. safely under the belt, it seemed an inevitable step to go for the next higher degree, a B.T.A.] Two years with NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, provided excellent qualifications for such a graduation ('Been to America'). A spirited return to the University of Kent at Canterbury followed, to one of the green field UK University sites springing from the Robbins Report on Higher Education. Swimming against the current of the brain drain, and taking a very considerable reduction in salary, it was with some disappointment that he found that the UK Premier Harold Wilson's 'white-hot technological revolution' never quite seemed to materialize in terms of research funding] Research expertise, centered initially on cosmic dust, enlarged to encompass planetology during the Apollo program, and rightly acquired international acclaim, notching up a history of space missions over 25 years. The group now comprises 38 people supported by four sources: the government's Research Councils, the University, the Space Agencies and Industry. This paper describes the thrust of the group's Research Plan in Space Science and Planetology; not so much based on existing international space missions, but more helping to shape the direction and selection of space missions ahead.

  17. “How Grand is Our Design For Europe?”: Integration Plans of The Great Britain in the Late of 1950s

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    Full Text Available The UK European Union membership referendum 2016 and its results actualized the study of the British initiatives in the sphere of integration before the entry into the European Economic Community in 1973. The article is devoted to the little-known in Russian historiography "Grand Design"of H. Macmillan, nominated in the wake of the failure of the Suez operation against Egypt in 1956. Plan with such bright and eye-catching name suggested the creation of a broad integration group in Europe as alternative with Britain as a leader to the preparing for the establishment of projects of the European Economic Community and the European Atomic energy community. The project was designed to restore the prestige of the Conservative Party and to strengthen the shaky position of Britain in NATO and European affairs after Suez Crisis. At the same time the emergence of the plan reflected the desire of the Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan to weaken the struggle inside political establishment between supporters and opponents of the country's full-fledged participation in the European integration and take the lead in the integration movement from France. Analysis of the content of the project and attempts to implement it within the framework of a Free Trade Area (FTA reveals the essence of the "special position" of the UK towards supranational integration and the British vision of the future of European integration. Modern United Kingdom appeared in the new European realities after the Referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union and returns to the starting point on the path of supranational integration and to the search for its place in Europe. In these circumstances, the ideas expressed by British politicians more than half a century ago, may again prove to be demanded and relevant.

  18. Building worlds and learning astronomy on Facebook

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    Harold, J. B.; Hines, D. C.

    2013-12-01

    James Harold (SSI), Dean Hines (STScI/SSI) and a team at the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute are developing an end-to-end stellar and planetary evolution game for the Facebook platform. Supported by NSF and NASA, and based in part on a prototype funded by STScI several years ago ('MyStar'), the game uses the 'sporadic play' model of games such as Farmville, where players might only take actions a few times a day, but continue playing for months. This framework is an excellent fit for teaching about the evolution of stars and planets. Players will select regions of the galaxy to build their stars and planets, and watch as the systems evolve in scaled real time (a million years to the minute). Massive stars will supernova within minutes, while lower mass stars like our sun will live for weeks, possibly evolving life before passing through a red giant stage and ending their lives as white dwarfs. In addition to allowing players to explore a variety of astronomy concepts (stellar lifecycles, habitable zones, the roles of giant worlds in creating habitable solar systems), the game also allows us to address specific misconceptions. For instance, the game's solar system visualization engine is being designed to confront common issues concerning orbital shapes and scales. 'Mini games' will also let players unlock advanced functionality, while allowing us to create activities focused on specific learning goals. This presentation will focus on the current state of the project as well as its overall goals, which include reaching a broad audience with basic astronomy concepts as well as current science results; exploring the potential of social, 'sporadic play' games in education; and determining if platforms such as Facebook allow us to reach significantly different demographics than are generally targeted by educational games.

  19. Anxiety and Politics

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    Franz L Neumann

    2017-06-01

    Franz Leopold Neumann (1900-1954 was a political theorist associated with the Frankfurt School. He obtained a doctoral degree in legal studies at the University of Frankfurt with the dissertation „Rechtsphilosophische Einleitung zu einer Abhandlung über das Verhältnis von Staat und Strafe“ (A Legal-Philosophical Introduction to A Treatise on the Relationship between the State and Punishment. Neumann became the German Social Democratic Party’s (SPD main legal advisor at a time when the Nazis and Hitler gained strength in Germany. At the time when Hitler came to power in 1933, the legal office had to be closed and Neumann had to flee from Germany. In London, he in 1936 obtained his second doctoral degree from the London School of Economics with the work “The Governance of the Rule of Law” under the supervision of Harold Laski and Karl Mannheim. Neumann moved to New York in 1936, where he became a member of the Institute of Social Research (also known as the “Frankfurt School” that was then in exile in the USA. In 1942, he started working for the Office of Strategic Service (OSS, where he together with Herbert Marcuse and Otto Kirchheimer analysed Nazi Germany. In 1942, Neumann published his main book is Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism, 1933–1944 (2nd, updated edition published in 1944, one of the most profound analyses of Nazi Germany’s political economy and ideology. Franz L. Neumann died in 1954 in a car accident.

  20. Bridging the Gap: Self-Directed Staff Technology Training

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    Kayla L. Quinney

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Undergraduates, as members of the Millennial Generation, are proficient in Web 2.0 technology and expect to apply these technologies to their coursework—including scholarly research. To remain relevant, academic libraries need to provide the technology that student patrons expect, and academic librarians need to learn and use these technologies themselves. Because leaders at the Harold B. Lee Library of Brigham Young University (HBLL perceived a gap in technology use between students and their staff and faculty, they developed and implemented the Technology Challenge, a self-directed technology training program that rewarded employees for exploring technology daily. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Technology Challenge through an analysis of results of surveys given to participants before and after the Technology Challenge was implemented. The program will also be evaluated in terms of the adult learning theories of andragogy and selfdirected learning. HBLL found that a self-directed approach fosters technology skills that librarians need to best serve students. In addition, it promotes lifelong learning habits to keep abreast of emerging technologies. This paper offers some insights and methods that could be applied in other libraries, the most valuable of which is the use of self-directed and andragogical training methods to help academic libraries better integrate modern technologies.

  1. Methodology for Preliminary Design of Electrical Microgrids

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    Jensen, Richard P. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Stamp, Jason E. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Eddy, John P. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Henry, Jordan M [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Munoz-Ramos, Karina [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Abdallah, Tarek [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC (United States)

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    Many critical loads rely on simple backup generation to provide electricity in the event of a power outage. An Energy Surety Microgrid TM can protect against outages caused by single generator failures to improve reliability. An ESM will also provide a host of other benefits, including integration of renewable energy, fuel optimization, and maximizing the value of energy storage. The ESM concept includes a categorization for microgrid value proposi- tions, and quantifies how the investment can be justified during either grid-connected or utility outage conditions. In contrast with many approaches, the ESM approach explic- itly sets requirements based on unlikely extreme conditions, including the need to protect against determined cyber adversaries. During the United States (US) Department of Defense (DOD)/Department of Energy (DOE) Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) effort, the ESM methodology was successfully used to develop the preliminary designs, which direct supported the contracting, construction, and testing for three military bases. Acknowledgements Sandia National Laboratories and the SPIDERS technical team would like to acknowledge the following for help in the project: * Mike Hightower, who has been the key driving force for Energy Surety Microgrids * Juan Torres and Abbas Akhil, who developed the concept of microgrids for military installations * Merrill Smith, U.S. Department of Energy SPIDERS Program Manager * Ross Roley and Rich Trundy from U.S. Pacific Command * Bill Waugaman and Bill Beary from U.S. Northern Command * Melanie Johnson and Harold Sanborn of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construc- tion Engineering Research Laboratory * Experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  2. Effects of maternal psychotropic drug dosage on birth outcomes

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    Full Text Available Laura A Michielsen,1 Frank MMA van der Heijden,1 Paddy KC Janssen,2 Harold JH Kuijpers11Vincent van Gogh Institute for Psychiatry, Venlo, the Netherlands; 2Department of Pharmacy, VieCuri Medical Centre, Venlo, the NetherlandsBackground: The aim of this retrospective study was to explore the relationship between psychotropic medication dosage and birth outcomes.Methods: A total of 136 women were enrolled, who had an active mental disorder, were taking medication to prevent a relapse, or had a history of postpartum depression or psychosis. Medication use was evaluated for the three trimesters and during labor. Based on the defined daily dose, medication use was classified into three groups. Primary outcome variables included the infant gestational age at birth, birth weight, and Apgar scores at one and 5 minutes.Results: Our study showed a significantly higher incidence of Apgar score ≤7 at 5 minutes in women taking psychotropic drugs as compared with the group taking no medication, respectively (16.3% versus 0.0%, P=0.01. There was no significant difference between the two groups in Apgar score at one minute or in gestational age and birth weight. The results showed no significant differences in gestational age, birth weight, or Apgar scores for a low–intermediate or high dose of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and for a low or intermediate dose of an antipsychotic.Conclusion: This study does not indicate a relationship between doses of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and antipsychotics and adverse neonatal outcomes.Keywords: pregnancy, psychotropic medication, dosage, birth outcomes

  3. The Treatment of Violence in Martin Amis’ Money and Pinters’ The Caretaker

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    Almasa Mulalic

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    Full Text Available Towards the end of 1960s there was a huge hippie movement which was marked as Turbulent Decade. In Britain the labor party gained power in 1964, in France the protests in 1968 forced president Charles de Gaulle to leave the country. For some people in Europe, May 1968 meant the end of traditional collective action and the beginning of a new era to be dominated mainly by different social movement emerging at that time throughout the world (Brinkley, 1997; Erlanger, 2008. Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker (1960 and Martin Amis’ Money: The Suicide Note (1984 are embedded with violence and mistreatement among the main characters. With an attempt to reflect social dimensions of the society of that time, both novels deal with violence between very close people who have family or very close friendship ties. The Cartaker is the play in which people are portrayed as living on the edge, and are ready to accept any possibility at presented in order to fulfill their individual psychological needs. The Money is a novel about John Self, a film director, a man who makes deals, spends a lot of money, abuses alcohol, tobacco, pills, pornography, and as a result he is portrayed as extremely violent. This paper attempts to analyze the question of violence that is presented and described in these two works. More importantly, this paper uses socio-psychological approaches and the historical context in analyzing violence in these two works. An analysis of absurd and satirist worlds presented by Pinter and Amis is especially valuable because of their relevance for describing and tackling present-day violence in our societies.

  4. Distributed data discovery, access and visualization services to Improve Data Interoperability across different data holdings

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    Palanisamy, G.; Krassovski, M.; Devarakonda, R.; Santhana Vannan, S.

    2012-12-01

    The current climate debate is highlighting the importance of free, open, and authoritative sources of high quality climate data that are available for peer review and for collaborative purposes. It is increasingly important to allow various organizations around the world to share climate data in an open manner, and to enable them to perform dynamic processing of climate data. This advanced access to data can be enabled via Web-based services, using common "community agreed" standards without having to change their internal structure used to describe the data. The modern scientific community has become diverse and increasingly complex in nature. To meet the demands of such diverse user community, the modern data supplier has to provide data and other related information through searchable, data and process oriented tool. This can be accomplished by setting up on-line, Web-based system with a relational database as a back end. The following common features of the web data access/search systems will be outlined in the proposed presentation: - A flexible data discovery - Data in commonly used format (e.g., CSV, NetCDF) - Preparing metadata in standard formats (FGDC, ISO19115, EML, DIF etc.) - Data subseting capabilities and ability to narrow down to individual data elements - Standards based data access protocols and mechanisms (SOAP, REST, OpenDAP, OGC etc.) - Integration of services across different data systems (discovery to access, visualizations and subseting) This presentation will also include specific examples of integration of various data systems that are developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's - Climate Change Science Institute, their ability to communicate between each other to enable better data interoperability and data integration. References: [1] Devarakonda, Ranjeet, and Harold Shanafield. "Drupal: Collaborative framework for science research." Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS), 2011 International Conference on. IEEE, 2011. [2

  5. TU-C-BRF-01: Innovation in Medical Physics and Engineering

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    Mohan, R [UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Pelc, N [Stanford University, Stanford, CA (United States); Jaffray, D [Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON (Canada); Mackie, T [University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)

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    We seek to heighten the awareness of the role of research and innovation that leads to clinical advances in the field of medical physics and engineering. Marie Curie (discovery and use of radium) and Harold Johns (Co-60 tele-therapy) in radiotherapy, and pioneers in imaging (Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield for the CT and Paul Lauterbur, Peter Mansfield for MRI, etc.) were scientists often struggling against great odds. Examples of more recent innovations that are clearly benefitting our patients include IMRT, Image Guided Radiation Therapy and Surgery, Particle Therapy, Quantitative imaging, amongst others.We would also like to highlight the fact that not all of the discovery and engineering that we benefit from in today’s world, was performed at research institutions alone. Rather, companies often tread new ground at financial and reputational risk. Indeed the strength of the private sector is needed in order to bring about new advances to our practice. The keys to long term success in research and development may very well include more public and private research spending. But, when more investigators are funded, we also need to recognize that there needs to be a willingness on the part of the funding institutions, academic centers and investigators to risk failure for the greater potential achievements in innovation and research. The speakers will provide examples and insight into the fields of innovation and research in medical physics from their own first hand experiences. Learning Objectives: To obtain an understanding of the importance of research and development towards advances in physics in medicine. To raise awareness of the role of interdisciplinary collaborations in translational research and innovation. To highlight the importance of entrepreneurships and industrial-institutional research partnerships in fostering new ideas and their commercial success. To recognize and account for the risk of failure for the greater potential achievements in

  6. BOREAS TE-2 NSA Soil Lab Data

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    Veldhuis, Hugo; Hall, Forrest G. (Editor); Knapp, David E. (Editor)

    2000-01-01

    This data set contains the major soil properties of soil samples collected in 1994 at the tower flux sites in the Northern Study Area (NSA). The soil samples were collected by Hugo Veldhuis and his staff from the University of Manitoba. The mineral soil samples were largely analyzed by Barry Goetz, under the supervision of Dr. Harold Rostad at the University of Saskatchewan. The organic soil samples were largely analyzed by Peter Haluschak, under the supervision of Hugo Veldhuis at the Centre for Land and Biological Resources Research in Winnipeg, Manitoba. During the course of field investigation and mapping, selected surface and subsurface soil samples were collected for laboratory analysis. These samples were used as benchmark references for specific soil attributes in general soil characterization. Detailed soil sampling, description, and laboratory analysis were performed on selected modal soils to provide examples of common soil physical and chemical characteristics in the study area. The soil properties that were determined include soil horizon; dry soil color; pH; bulk density; total, organic, and inorganic carbon; electric conductivity; cation exchange capacity; exchangeable sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and hydrogen; water content at 0.01, 0.033, and 1.5 MPascals; nitrogen; phosphorus: particle size distribution; texture; pH of the mineral soil and of the organic soil; extractable acid; and sulfur. These data are stored in ASCII text files. The data files are available on a CD-ROM (see document number 20010000884), or from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC).

  7. Aaron V. Cicourel : de l’ethnométhodologie au problème micro/macro en sciences sociales

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    Philippe Corcuff

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    Full Text Available Présentation et introduction du texte d’Aaron V. Cicourel « Notes on the integration of micro- and macro-levels of analysis », extrait de l’ouvrage Advances in Social Theory and Methodology – Toward an Integration of Micro- and Macro-Sociologies, édité par Karin D. Knorr-Cetina et Aaron V. Cicourel, Boston, London and Henley, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981, pp.51-80. Traduction française par Alain Accardo et Francis Chateauraynaud, révisée par Philippe Corcuff. Publié avec l’aimable autorisation de l’auteur.Cet article s’efforce de resituer le texte, traduit pour la première fois ici en langue française, dans le parcours scientifique du sociologue américain, né en 1928, relativement méconnu dans le monde francophone. Il retrace son évolution de l’ethnométhodologie à la sociologie cognitive. Puis il s’intéresse à ses originalités quant au problème micro/macro. Dans ces deux principales parties, l’auteur est amené à mettre en évidence des convergences et des différences avec des sociologues importants : Pierre Bourdieu, Harold Garfinkel et Erving Goffman.Aaron V. Cicourel : from ethnomethodology to the micro/macro problem in social sciencesIntroduction to the Aaron V. Cicourel’s text, « Micro-processes and macro-structures » (1981Presentation and introduction of Aaron V. Cicourel’s text « Notes on the integration of micro- and macro-levels of analysis », taken from Advances in Social Theory and Methodology – Toward an Integration of Micro- and Macro-Sociologies, edited by Karin D. Knorr-Cetina and Aaron V. Cicourel, Boston, London and Henley, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981, pp.51-80. French translation by Alain Accardo and Francis Chateauraynaud, revised by Philippe Corcuff. Published with the pleasant authorization of the author. This text is translated here in French for the first time. This article intends to put in perspective the text in the scientific course of the American

  8. Compositionally heterogeneous podiform chromitite in the Shetland Ophiolite Complex (Scotland): Implications for chromitite petrogenesis and late-stage alteration in the upper mantle portion of a supra-subduction zone ophiolite

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    Derbyshire, E. J.; O'Driscoll, B.; Lenaz, D.; Gertisser, R.; Kronz, A.

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    The mantle sequence of the ~ 492 Ma Shetland Ophiolite Complex (SOC; Scotland) contains abundant compositionally heterogeneous podiform chromitite bodies enclosed in elongate dunite lenses in the vicinity of the petrological Moho. Chromitite petrogenesis and late-stage alteration events recorded in these seams are examined here using petrography, mineral chemistry and crystal structural data. The resistant nature of Cr-spinel to serpentinisation and other late-stage alteration means that primary igneous compositions are preserved in unaltered crystal cores. Chromitite mineralogy and texture from five sampled localities at The Viels, Hagdale, Harold's Grave, Nikka Vord and Cliff reveal significant inter-pod chemical heterogeneity. The Cr-spinel mineral chemistry is consistent with supra-subduction zone melt extraction from the SOC peridotites. The occurrence of chromitite seams in the centres of the dunite lenses combined with variable Cr-spinel compositions at different chromitite seam localities supports a model of chromitite formation from spatially (and temporally?) fluctuating amounts of melt-rock interaction through channelised and/or porous melt flow. Pervasive serpentinisation of the SOC has led to the almost complete replacement of the primary (mantle) silicate mineral assemblages with serpentine (lizardite with minor chrysotile and antigorite). Magmatic sulphide (e.g., pentlandite) in dunite and chromitite is locally converted to reduced Ni-sulphide varieties (e.g., heazlewoodite and millerite). A post-serpentinisation (prograde) oxidisation event is recorded in the extensively altered Cliff chromitite seams in the west of the studied area, where chromitite Cr-spinel is extensively altered to ferritchromit. The ferritchromit may comprise > 50% of the volume of the Cliff Cr-spinels and contain appreciable quantities of 1-2 μm inclusions of sperrylite (PtAs2) and Ni-arsenide, signifying the coeval formation of these minerals with ferritchromit at

  9. Archaeological Vector Graphics and SVG: A case study from Cricklade

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    Holly Wright

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    Full Text Available Currently, there are a variety of ways to make vector-based information available on the Web, but most are browser- and platform-dependent, proprietary, and unevenly supported (Laaker 2002, 13. Of the various solutions currently being explored by the greater Web community, one of the most promising is called Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG, which is part of the eXtensible Markup Language (XML. SVG was defined by a working group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C and has subsequently become their official recommendation for representing vector graphics on the Web in XML (Eisenberg 2002, 6; Watt 2002, xviii. Because SVG is an XML application, it is freely available, not dependent on a particular browser or platform, and interoperable with other XML applications. While there is no guarantee that SVG will be widely adopted for rendering vector-based information on the Web, development and recommendation by the W3C generally carries a great deal of weight, especially as browser developers move towards less proprietary support of W3C standards. In addition, use of XML continues to grow, so XML-based solutions like SVG should be explored by those interested in presenting vector graphics on the Web (Harold and Means 2002, 3. This discussion explores SVG as a potential tool for archaeologists. It includes some of the ways vector graphics are used in archaeology, and outlines the development and features of SVG, which are then demonstrated in the form of a case study. Large-scale plan and section drawings originally created on Permatrace were digitised by Guy Hopkinson for use in the Internet Archaeology publication Excavations at Cricklade, Wiltshire, 1975, by Jeremy Haslam, designed as an exercise in 'retrospective publication', to illustrate how traditional forms of visual recording might be digitised for online publication. Hopkinson went on to publish his methodology jointly with Internet Archaeology editor, Judith Winters in Problems with

  10. Book reviews

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    Full Text Available Peter Borschberg (ed., Iberians in the Singapore-Melaka area and adjacent regions (16th to 18th century (Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied Katharine L. Wiegele, Investing in miracles; El Shaddai and the transformation of popular Catholicism in the Philippines (Greg Bankoff Jean Gelman Taylor, Indonesia; Peoples and histories (Peter Boomgaard Clive Moore, New Guinea; Crossing boundaries and history (Harold Brookfield Nathan Porath, When the bird flies; Shamanic therapy and the maintenance of worldly boundaries among an indigenous people of Riau (Sumatra (Cynthia Chou and Martin Platt Paul van der Grijp, Identity and development; Tongan culture, agriculture, and the perenniality of the gift (H.J.M. Claessen Tim Bunnell, Malaysia, modernity and the multimedia super corridor; A critical geography of intelligent landscapes (Ben Derudder L. Fontijne, Guardians of the land in Kelimado; Louis Fontijne’s study of a colonial district in eastern Indonesia (Maribeth Erb Karl-Heinz Golzio, Geschichte Kambodschas; Das Land der Khmer von Angkor bis zur Gegenwart (Volker Grabowsky Emmanuel Poisson, Mandarins et subalternes au nord du Viêt Nam; Une bureaucracie à l’épreuve (1820-1918 (Martin Grossheim Generale Missiven van Gouverneurs-Generaal en Raden aan Heren XVII der Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, Volume 10, 1737-1743 (Gerrit Knaap Aris Ananta and Evi Nurvidya Arifin (eds, International migration in Southeast Asia (Santo Koesoebjono Vladimir Braginsky, The comparative study of traditional Asian literatures; From reflective traditionalism to neo-traditionalism (G.L. Koster Fiona Kerlogue (ed., Performing objects; Museums, material culture and performance in Southeast Asia (Jennifer Lindsay Th.C. van der Meij, Puspakrema; A Javanese romance from Lombok (Julian Millie Robyn Maxwell, Sari to sarong; Five hundred years of Indian and Indonesian textile exchange -- Jasleen Dhamija, Woven magic; The affinity between

  11. Modeling and simulation of explosion effectiveness as a function of blast and crowd characteristics

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    Usmani, Zeeshan-Ul-Hassan

    Suicide bombing has become one of the most lethal and favorite modus operandi of terrorist organizations around the world. On average, there is a suicide bombing attack every six days somewhere in the world. While various attempts have been made to assess the impact of explosions on structures and military personnel, little has been done on modeling the impact of a blast wave on a crowd in civilian settings. The assessment of an explosion's effect on a crowd can lead to better management of disasters, triage of patients, locating blast victims under the debris, development of protective gear, and safe distance recommendations to reduce the casualties. The overall goal of this work is to predict the magnitude of injuries and lethality on humans from a blast-wave with various explosive and crowd characteristics, and to compare, contrast, and analyze the performance of explosive and injury models against the real-life data of suicide bombing incidents. This thesis introduces BlastSim---a physics based stationary multi-agent simulation platform to model and simulate a suicide bombing event. The agents are constrained by the physical characteristics and mechanics of the blast wave. The BlastSim is programmed to test, analyze, and validate the results of different model combinations under various conditions with different sets of parameters, such as the crowd and explosive characteristics, blockage and human shields, fragmentation and the bomber's position, in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional environments. The suicide bombing event can be re-created for forensic analysis. The proposed model combinations show a significant performance---the Harold Brode explosive model with Catherine Lee injury model using the blockage stands out consistently to be the best with an overall cumulative accuracy of 87.6%. When comparing against actual data, overall, prediction accuracy can be increased by 71% using this model combination. The J. Clutter with Reflection explosive model using

  12. Cultural considerations in the assessment and treatment of religious and spiritual problems.

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    Lukoff, D; Lu, F G; Turner, R

    1995-09-01

    the DSM-IV acknowledges that religious and spiritual issues can be the focus of psychiatric consultation and treatment. John McIntyre, MD, former APA President, and Harold Pincus, Director of the APA's Office of Research, observed that this new entry in DSM-IV was "a sign of the profession's growing sensitivity not only to religion but to cultural diversity generally." It is hoped that these developments will increase the accuracy of diagnostic assessments, reduce iatrogenic harm from misdiagnosis, and increase the mental health professional's respect for individual beliefs and values.

  13. The Handbook of Medical Image Perception and Techniques

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    Samei, Ehsan; Krupinski, Elizabeth

    2014-07-01

    1. Medical image perception Ehsan Samei and Elizabeth Krupinski; Part I. Historical Reflections and Theoretical Foundations: 2. A short history of image perception in medical radiology Harold Kundel and Calvin Nodine; 3. Spatial vision research without noise Arthur Burgess; 4. Signal detection theory, a brief history Arthur Burgess; 5. Signal detection in radiology Arthur Burgess; 6. Lessons from dinners with the giants of modern image science Robert Wagner; Part II. Science of Image Perception: 7. Perceptual factors in reading medical images Elizabeth Krupinski; 8. Cognitive factors in reading medical images David Manning; 9. Satisfaction of search in traditional radiographic imaging Kevin Berbaum, Edmund Franken, Robert Caldwell and Kevin Schartz; 10. The role of expertise in radiologic image interpretation Calvin Nodine and Claudia Mello-Thoms; 11. A primer of image quality and its perceptual relevance Robert Saunders and Ehsan Samei; 12. Beyond the limitations of human vision Maria Petrou; Part III. Perception Metrology: 13. Logistical issues in designing perception experiments Ehsan Samei and Xiang Li; 14. ROC analysis: basic concepts and practical applications Georgia Tourassi; 15. Multi-reader ROC Steve Hillis; 16. Recent developments in FROC methodology Dev Chakraborty; 17. Observer models as a surrogate to perception experiments Craig Abbey and Miguel Eckstein; 18. Implementation of observer models Matthew Kupinski; Part IV. Decision Support and Computer Aided Detection: 19. CAD: an image perception perspective Maryellen Giger and Weijie Chen; 20. Common designs of CAD studies Yulei Jiang; 21. Perceptual effect of CAD in reading chest images Matthew Freedman and Teresa Osicka; 22. Perceptual issues in mammography and CAD Michael Ulissey; 23. How perceptual factors affect the use and accuracy of CAD for interpretation of CT images Ronald Summers; 24. CAD: risks and benefits for radiologists' decisions Eugenio Alberdi, Andrey Povyakalo, Lorenzo Strigini and

  14. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available American Crossings: Border Politics in the Western Hemisphere, edited by Maiah Jaskoski, Arturo C. Sotomayor & Harold A. Trinkunas, 2015; reviewed by Olivier Thomas Kramsch The Remittance Landscape: Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA, by Sarah Lynn Lopez, 2015; reviewed by Christien Klaufus Latin America’s Emerging Middle Classes; Economic Perspectives, editado por Jeff Dayton-Johnson, 2015; reseñado por Ludolfo Paramio Cities, Business and the Politics of Urban Violence in Latin America, by Eduardo Moncada,2016; reviewed by Gerard Martin Who Counts? The Mathematics of Death and Life after Genocide, by Diane Nelson, 2015; reviewed by Finn Stepputat Owners of the Sidewalk: Security and Survival in the Informal City, by Daniel Goldstein, 2015; reviewed by Griet Steel Beyond Tradition, Beyond Invention: Cosmic Technologies and Creativity in Contemporary Afro-Cuban Religions, edited by Diana Espírito Santo and Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, 2015; reviewed by Ken Chitwood Cuba and the U.S. Empire. A Chronological History, by Jane Franklin, 2016; reviewed by Edgar Göll Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression, by Margaret Randall, 2015; Vilma Espín Guillois: el fuego de la libertad, by Yolanda Ferrer Gómez and Carolina Aguilar Ayerra, 2015; reviewed by Dirk Kruijt Revolutionary Ideology and Political Destiny in Mexico, 1928-1934: Lázaro Cárdenas and Adalberto Tejeda, by Eitan Ginzberg, 2015; reviewed by Heather Fowler-Salamini Political Landscapes: Forest, Conservation and Community in Mexico, by Christopher R. Boyer, 2015; reviewed by Mariel Aguilar-Støen A Sentimental Education for the Working Man. The Mexico City Penny Press, 1900-1910, por Robert M. Buffington, 2015; reseñado por Lucas Poy Pesos and Politics: Business, Elites, Foreigners and Government in Mexico, 1854-1940, by Mark Wasserman, 2015; reviewed by Benedicte Bull State Theory and Andean Politics: New Approaches to the Study

  15. The influence of prescription monitoring programs on chronic pain management.

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    Wang, Jing; Christo, Paul J

    2009-01-01

    Abuse of prescribed controlled substance has become a serious social as well as health care issue over the past decade. A particularly alarming trend exists among patients aged 12 to 17. Common abuse behaviors include doctor shopping, drug theft, feigned pain symptoms to gain health care access, drug sharing, prescription forgery, and improper prescription practices. In response to this epidemic of abuse, many states have adopted prescription monitoring programs (PMPs). Such programs first originated in the early twentieth century. As of 2006, 38 states had such programs, many of which are supported by federal grants. As PMPs become more widespread, they have also increased in sophistication. By keeping a record of the prescription and dispensing of narcotics, these programs are able to build a comprehensive data network for tracking prescription medications. These databases aid law enforcement agencies in investigations of narcotic trafficking; they also help state regulatory boards to monitor improper prescription practices. This manuscript examines the basic structure of a PMP, including the way the data are collected and the way these data are stored and used. It also looks at the organizational differences amongst state programs. NASPER and Harold Rogers are two federal programs that provide funding to the state PMPs, and the current study examines the differences as well as similarities between these 2 programs. This study also compares the results of 2 reports: the U.S. General Accounting Office Study and the Twillman study.& Both studies have evaluated the efficiency of the PMPs. The U.S. General Accounting Office Study showed that while considerable differences exist among the state PMPs, these programs not only reduce the time and effort for law enforcement agencies to conduct investigations, but also cut the supply of prescription medications. However, the Twillman report suggests that prescription programs caused a shift in prescription practice, while

  16. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders.

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    Malhi, Gin S; Bassett, Darryl; Boyce, Philip; Bryant, Richard; Fitzgerald, Paul B; Fritz, Kristina; Hopwood, Malcolm; Lyndon, Bill; Mulder, Roger; Murray, Greg; Porter, Richard; Singh, Ajeet B

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    , Professor John O'Brien, Professor Harold Sackeim, Professor Jan Scott, Dr Nobuhiro Sugiyama, Professor Eduard Vieta, Professor Lakshmi Yatham. Professor Marie-Paule Austin, Professor Michael Berk, Dr Yulisha Byrow, Professor Helen Christensen, Dr Nick De Felice, A/Professor Seetal Dodd, A/Professor Megan Galbally, Dr Josh Geffen, Professor Philip Hazell, A/Professor David Horgan, A/Professor Felice Jacka, Professor Gordon Johnson, Professor Anthony Jorm, Dr Jon-Paul Khoo, Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Dr Cameron Lacey, Dr Noeline Latt, Professor Florence Levy, A/Professor Andrew Lewis, Professor Colleen Loo, Dr Thomas Mayze, Dr Linton Meagher, Professor Philip Mitchell, Professor Daniel O'Connor, Dr Nick O'Connor, Dr Tim Outhred, Dr Mark Rowe, Dr Narelle Shadbolt, Dr Martien Snellen, Professor John Tiller, Dr Bill Watkins, Dr Raymond Wu. © The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2015.

  17. Paranoia y juegos fantásticos en Andamos huyendo Lola de Elena Garro

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    Full Text Available La palabra griega paránoia se compone de pará (fuera de y de noys (mente. Traducida literalmente significa “fuera de la mente”, expresión que remite a su vez a la palabra “locura”. De hecho, esa holgada acepción es la primera que registra El pequeño Larousse en su edición de 2003. Sin embargo, la psiquiatría ha restringido su significado. Los psiquiatras Alfred M. Freedman, Harold I. Kaplan y Benjamin J. Sadock, en su Compendio de Psiquiatría, la definen como un trastorno psicótico crónico que se caracteriza por una alta frecuencia de ideas delirantes, y distinguen cuatro estados paranoides: el celotípico, el erótico, el de grandeza y el persecutorio. Pero advierten que de estos cuatro estados, “el estado persecutorio es clínicamente, con mucho, el más frecuente y el más importante”. Si damos por descontado que la literatura es en buena medida reflejo de la realidad, tanto exterior como interior, no es de extrañar que de esos cuatro estados paranoides acaso el más frecuente en dicho arte, y el más importante también, lo sea el estado persecutorio paranoide. Pensando en la literatura hispanoamericana contemporánea, por lo menos dos escritores de la misma generación produjeron ficciones de corte autobiográfico con fuertes tintes de ese estadoparanoide: el argentino Ernesto Sábato en Abbadón el extermina- dor, novela publicada en 1974, y la mexicana Elena Garro en los cuen- tos y novelas que escribió algún tiempo después de 1968, sobre todo, y empezando por el título mismo, en el libro de cuentos que nos ocupará en el presente artículo, Andamos huyendo Lola, publicado en 1980.

  18. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available - Peter Boomgaard, John Robert Shepherd, Marriage and mandatory abortion among the 17th-century Siraya. Arlington: American Anthropological Association, 1995, iv + 99 pp. [American Ethnological Society Monograph Series 6.] - Bernice de Jong Boers, Michael Hitchcock, Islam and identity in Eastern Indonesia. Hull: The University of Hull Press, 1996, ix + 208 pp. - Dwight Y. King, Audrey R. Kahin, Subversion as foreign policy; The secret Eisenhower and Dulles debacle in Indonesia. New York: The New Press, 1995, 230 + 88 pp., George McT. Kahin (eds. - Han Knapen, Harold Brookfield, In place of the forest; Environmental and socio-economic transformation in Borneo and the eastern Malay peninsula. Tokyo, New York, Paris: United Nations University Press, 1995, xiv + 310 pp. [UNU Studies on Critical Environmental Regions.], Lesley Potter, Yvonne Byron (eds. - Niels Mulder, E. Paul Durrenberger, State power and culture in Thailand. New Haven: Yale University, Southeast Asia Studies, 1996, vii + 200 pp. [Monograph 43.] - Peter Pels, Margaret J. Wiener, Visible and invisible realms; Power, magic and colonial conquest in Bali. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xiv + 445 pp. - Marie-Odette Scalliet, Annabel Teh Gallop, Early views of Indonesia; Drawings from the British Library. Pemandangan Indonesia di masa lampau; Seni gambar dari British Library. London: The British Library, Jakarta: Yayasan Lontar, 1995, 128 pp., 86 ill., 39 pl. - Cornelia M.I. van der Sluys, Marina Roseman, Healing sounds from the Malaysian rain forest; Temiar music and medicine. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993, xvii + 233 pp. - Cornelia M.I. van der Sluys, John D. Leary, Violence and the dream people; The Orang Asli in the Malayan emergency, 1948-1960. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University, Center for International Studies, 1995, xxiii + 238 pp. [Monographs in International Studies, Southeast Asia Series 95.] - H. Steinhauer, Darrell T. Tryon, Comparative

  19. Determinants of musculoskeletal frailty and the risk of falls in old age.

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    2006-01-01

    a two-legged jump. The ground reaction forces resulting from a jump down from a height of 0,46 m are demonstrated as a performance that is representative for human coordination. One goal of this text is to underline the insights that arise if the rules of physics are applied to human movement. A deeper understanding enables us to create more effective treatments for disorders of the muscle-bone unit. Bringing physics and cybernetics into the field of osteoporosis is a great heritage of Harold Frost.

  20. Alla ricerca di un canone europeo tra plurilinguismo e multiculturalità

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    Full Text Available In Search of a European Canon between Multilingualism and Multiculturalism The article's aim is to point out a series of problems related to 1 the “new” Europe, 2 the “European” canon, and 3 multilingualism and multiculturalism. The author moves from the evidence that the political priority of redesigning the enlarged European Union’s new borders involves the risk to let aside the equally or even more important task to redefine the “European” roots and to establish shared cultural values, and she raises the question of what is to be considered “Europe” and “European”. Reviewing the fundamental works, which in an centripetal effort try to collect the basic myths and themes of the Western and/or European cultural space, such as Stoffe der Weltliteratur by Elisabeth Frenzel (Stuttgart 19887, Dictionnaire des Mythes Littéraires, edited by Pierre Brunel (Paris 1988, The Western Canon by Harold Bloom (New York 1994, and Europa: tema y variaciones (Madrid 2000 by José Antonio Jáuregui, the author remarks that the contribution of the Eastern European countries to what should be a common inheritance seems to be very small or even non-existent. Since this disproportion cannot be ascribed to an inadequate cultural production, the only explanation remains a prevailing one-way influence from West to East . and not vice versa . and a consequent one-sided perception by European scholars. In order to establish a complete “European” canon, it is therefore necessary to enlarge the borders toward East and to include the Slavic area. An opposite approach can be observed in language policy, which in a centrifugal effort, due to the objective difficulty to choose or produce a common European language, insists on an equal status for all European languages, from the major national languages to those of ethnic minorities, all to be preserved by means of “positive discrimination”. Besides the difficulty to govern a federation of countries

  1. EDITORIAL: New Editor-in-Chief for Nanotechnology New Editor-in-Chief for Nanotechnology

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    Couzin, Nina

    2009-01-01

    Nanotechnology is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Mark Reed, Yale University, as the new Editor-in-Chief from January 2009. Mark Reed holds the Harold Hodgkinson Chair of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University. He has made significant contributions in the areas of quantum dots, electronic transport in nanoscale and mesoscopic systems, artificially structured materials and devices, and molecular electronics. Professor Reed has been associated with the journal as an Editorial Board member for a number of years and we are delighted that he has agreed to take on the scientific leadership of the journal in its 20th year. We also take the opportunity to thank Professor Mark Welland, Cambridge University, for his work as Editor-in-Chief since 2001, and for presiding over the re-launch and remarkable growth of the journal since then. Nanotechnology is unique in that it was the first peer-reviewed journal in the area of nanoscience, the first issue appearing in 1990. Since then it has established a distinguished publication record and has become a leading journal covering all aspects of nanoscale science and technology, as well as specializing in in-depth, comprehensive articles not seen in letter format journals. Published weekly and featuring subject sections, the journal is truly multidisciplinary in nature and is an excellent medium to quickly deliver your research results to readers worldwide. Nanotechnology is proud to be offering some of the fastest publication times around (less than three months on average from receipt to online publication). We offer free online access to all published papers for 30 days, ensuring that anyone with access to the internet will be able to read your paper. We were also the first journal to give our authors the opportunity to communicate their research to a wider audience through nanotechweb.org and other IOP websites. See the journal's homepage at www.iop.org/Journals/nano for more details. We are looking

  2. (Kein Grund zur Homosexualität: Ein Plädoyer zum Verzicht auf psychogenetische Erklärungsversuche von homosexuellen, heterosexuellen und anderen Orientierungen

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    Full Text Available Fritz Morgenthaler steht mit seinem Konzept der «Weichenstellungen » auf dem Boden von Freuds Postulat, wonach homosexuelle und heterosexuelle Orientierungen gleich erklärungsbedürftig sind. Allerdings können die «Weichenstellungen» weniger Hetero- oder Homosexualität per se erklären, sondern eher die verschiedenen Formen von Homo- und Heterosexualität in actu, wie sie in Fantasie und Verhalten gelebt werden. Mit Sexualität per se und Sexualität in actu sind zwei qualitativ verschiedene Gesichtspunkte benannt, unter denen Diskurse über manifeste und organisierte Sexualität sowie Perversionen mit Vorteil geführt werden. Dabei wird der Perversionsbegriff ausschliesslich der Sexualität in actu zugeordnet, welche als dialektische Einheit von sexuellen und nicht-sexuellen Funktionen aufgefasst wird. Pervers ist sexuelle Aktivität dann, wenn innerhalb dieser Einheit eine nicht-sexuelle Funktion die Priorität über die Triebbefriedigung hat. Sexualität per se bezeichnet Homosexualität, Heterosexualität, Fetischismus, Sadomasochismus, Pädophilie usw. als verschiedene erwachsene Sexualorganisationen – als hierarchische Organisation von Partialtrieben – auf «gleichberechtigter», entpathologisierter Ebene. Nachdem begründet wird, weshalb auch Judith Le Soldat den Grund zur Homosexualität per se anscheinend nicht gefunden hat und alle bisherigen psychogenetischen Herleitungen der verschiedenen erwachsenen Sexualorganisationen dieses Ziel verfehlen, empfiehlt sich ein grundsätzlicher Verzicht auf solche Erklärungsversuche – so wie es für die Heterosexualität per se meistens gehandhabt wird. Dagegen kann auf den u. a. von Robert Stoller verwendeten Begriff imprinting oder Prägung zurückgegriffen werden, welchen die Zürcher Analytiker Harold Lincke und Werner Fessler von jeglichem Biologismusverdacht befreit haben. Zum Schluss wird hervorgehoben, wie sehr Morgenthaler und Le Soldat mit ihrer Suche nach dem Grund zur

  3. Preface

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    Biefeld, Robert M.

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    This special issue of the Journal of Crystal Growth collects some of the papers presented either orally or as posters at the 18th International Conference on Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (ICMOVPE-XVIII) held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California, USA, from July 10 through July 15, 2016. This conference series was initiated in 1981 by the French in Ajaccio and is now held semi-annually with rotation between the USA, Asia, and Europe. The conference is pre-eminent in the field and the papers presented as well as those published in this volume represent the leading edge research in MOVPE done worldwide. This particular conference followed the earlier tradition in emphasizing semiconductor materials. The very successful program, which was organized by Andrew Allerman and Christine Wang, contained 219 papers which included 5 plenary speakers, the Harold M. Manasevit Young Investigator Award speech, 113 oral presentations, 6 rump session talks on future trends in industry, and 94 posters. The conference presentations were led off by Nobel Prize Winner Professor Shuji Nakamura talking about the invention of blue LEDs and the future of solid state lighting. There were ten session on III-nitride growth and devices, four sessions on nanostructures and their characterization, as well as sessions on photovoltaics, growth fundamentals, the growth of III-V's on Si and other materials. The conference brought together 255 participants from 26 countries including Australia, 1, Belgium, 3, Brazil, 1, Canada, 3, China, 11, Czech Republic, 5, Denmark, 2, France, 11, Germany, 41, Hong Kong, 3, India, 2, Ireland, 3, Italy, 1, Japan, 31, Netherlands, 1, Norway, 1, Poland, 2, Republic of Korea, 11, Russian Federation, 2, Saudi Arabia, 3, Spain, 3, Sweden, 2, Switzerland, 3, Taiwan, 12, the United Kingdom, 7, and the USA, 90. It is my pleasure to personally thank the Conference Organizing Committee, the MRS and the exhibitors and sponsors who helped to

  4. The Germanists and the Historical School of Law: German Legal Science between Romanticism, Realism, and Rationalization

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    Gerhard Dilcher

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    Full Text Available The essay, originally written in German as an introduction to a volume of collected papers, shows the influence of the Historical School of Law on legal, historical and social sciences in Germany throughout the 19th and even 20th centuries – a time span running contrary to the dominate view that sees the end of the School in the middle of the 19th century. In my view the School constitutes not only a method for developing norms of private law out of the historical materials of Roman and German-Germanic laws, but is based on a wider conception of culture, law and history that is also connected to the political positions of that time. In Savigny’s founding pamphlet, »The vocation of our time ...«, two major theoretical topics for this long-lasting influence can be found: The Romantic one, which views law as a part of culture and parallel to language and custom, based on the »spirit of the people«, and, on the other side, the rationality of the European tradition of Roman law, which was developed and administered by jurists. These two basic points, in part standing in contradiction to one another, form a fertile tension that provides an impulse to the intellectual discussions and new movements in jurisprudence and history analysed in the text. Realism, founded in the connection of both sciences to political and social life, builds a kind of »basso continuo« and acts as a counterbalance to the former two. And it is in this context that the works of Jacob Grimm, Puchta and Beseler, Heinrich Brunner, Georg von Below and others are analysed, in particular the works of Otto von Gierke and Max Weber. Finally, evidence is furnished that a new image of the medieval period, and its impact on law, as a centre of Western identity was outlined in the 20th century by authors like Ernst Kantorowicz, Fritz Kern, Otto Brunner and, last but not least, by Harold J. Berman (walking in the footsteps of Eugen Rosenstock- Huessy, all of whom were situated in

  5. [The Theory and Trend of Microhistory: History of Medicine].

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    Sul, Heasim

    2015-08-01

    Microhistory, first developed in the 1970s, is the study of the past on a very small scale applying zoom-in methodology. Although microhistory had been introduced to Korea during the late 1990s, there still exists much of misunderstanding and confusions surrounding its nature. Microhistory is to be distinguished from the monographs which deal with petty subject, or from the history of everyday life, and from the case studies. In the field of the history of medicine, there are not many microhistories proper. Several works that claim to utilize microhistorical approach, could not be categorized as microhistory because they carry strong characteristics of macrohistory, specifically those of the disciplinary history or the case studies. The well known work of Harold J. Cook, Trials of an Ordinary Doctor, is not an exception. These studies fail to materialize the critical mind of microhistory that pursues to write a history from below and to restore the agency of obscure people. However, Guido Ruggiero's "The Strange Death of Margarita Marcellini," David Cressy's Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England, and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's A Midwife's Tale clearly demonstrate the attributes, characteristics, and methodologies of microhistory. These studies well display the emphasis of microhistory, which reveal the complexity of early modern medicine, and the complicated function of individual relationships within each and every social setting. Recently, some scholars begin to suggest that the rigid definition of microhistory should be softened, arguing that there could be various types of microhistory. The history of medicine has many advantage of aptly applying many virtues of microhistory: the de-territoriality of diseases, the peculiar elements of the training and practice in hospitals and medical schools which call for anthropological survey, and the possibility of utilizing doctor's records that contain the confessions of the patients. Also, medical

  6. Clinical evaluation of XaraColl®, a bupivacaine-collagen implant, for postoperative analgesia in two multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot studies

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Susan L Cusack,1 Mark Jaros,2 Michael Kuss,3 Harold S Minkowitz,4 Peter Winkle,5 Lisa Hemsen61Cusack Pharmaceutical Consulting, Burlington, NJ, 2Summit Analytical, Denver, CO, USA; 3Premier Research Group, Austin, TX, USA; 4Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA; 5Advanced Clinical Research Institute, Anaheim, CA, USA; 6Innocoll Technologies, Athlone, IrelandBackground: XaraColl®, a collagen-based implant that delivers bupivacaine to the site of surgical trauma, is under development for postoperative analgesia. Because of differing patient attitudes to postoperative pain control and the inability to assess baseline pain, standard clinical methods for evaluating analgesic efficacy are compromised and justify application of novel integrated approaches.Methods: We conducted two independent, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies in men undergoing unilateral inguinal hernioplasty by open laparotomy to evaluate the safety and efficacy of XaraColl at different doses (100 mg and 200 mg of bupivacaine hydrochloride; study 1 and 2, respectively. Enrolled patients (50 in study 1 and 53 in study 2 were randomized to receive active or placebo implants in a 1:1 ratio. Postoperative pain intensity and use of supplementary opioid medication were recorded through 72 hours. Safety was assessed through 30 days. The principal efficacy variables were the summed pain intensity (SPI, total use of opioid analgesia (TOpA, and an integrated endpoint (I-SPI-TOpA. Each variable was analyzed at 24, 48, and 72 hours after implantation. A pooled analysis of both studies was also performed retrospectively.Results: Through 24 and 48 hours, XaraColl-treated patients experienced significantly less pain in study 1 (P < 0.001 and P = 0.012, respectively whereas they took significantly less opioid analgesia in study 2 (P = 0.004 and P = 0.042, respectively. Over the same time intervals in the pooled analysis, treated patients experienced

  7. Epithelium-on photorefractive intrastromal cross-linking (PiXL for reduction of low myopia

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    Full Text Available Wee Kiak Lim,1,2 Zhi Da Soh,1 Harold Kah Yen Choi,1 Julian Thiam Siew Theng1,3 1Eagle Eye Centre, Mount Alvernia Hospital, 2Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 3Department of Ophthalmology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore Purpose: To report the 9–12-month outcomes of a novel procedure for reduction of low myopia through epithelium-on photorefractive intrastromal cross-linking (PiXL with customized control of topographic distribution of ultraviolet (UV-fluence. Method: Myopic patients with normal (non-ectatic corneas underwent the PiXL procedure for reduction of low myopia. PiXL treatments were delivered through selective application of UVA light based on the refractive error of each patient. Clinical evaluation included safety (corrected distance visual acuity, endothelial cell count, central corneal thickness, anterior ocular health and efficacy (uncorrected distance visual acuity, manifest refraction, K-mean examinations. In addition, a patient satisfaction survey was conducted at 9 months post-procedure to evaluate patients’ subjective experience with the procedure. Results: Fourteen myopic eyes (mean manifest refraction spherical equivalent –1.62±0.6D; range –0.75 to –2.65D of 8 subjects (mean age 30 years old; range 24–51 years old were enrolled in the study. At 12 months post-procedure, a mean manifest refraction spherical equivalent reduction of 0.72±0.43D (P<0.001 was observed, with a corresponding gain in uncorrected visual acuity of 0.25 logMAR and mean K-mean flattening of 0.47±0.46D. All patients achieved best corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better from 1 month onward. There were no cases of ocular infection or secondary changes to the crystalline lens and retina due to UV exposure, while transient corneal haze subsided gradually. Conclusion: The epithelium-on PiXL procedure was safe and effective in reducing myopic refractive error in this study with up to 12 months follow-up. Early results of

  8. Opioid growth factor improves clinical benefit and survival in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer

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    Full Text Available Jill P Smith1, Sandra I Bingaman1, David T Mauger2, Harold H Harvey1, Laurence M Demers3, Ian S Zagon41Departments of Medicine, 2Public Health Sciences, 3Pathology, and 4Neurosciences and Anatomy, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USABackground: Advanced pancreatic cancer carries the poorest prognosis of all gastrointestinal malignancies. Once the tumor has spread beyond the margins of the pancreas, chemotherapy is the major treatment modality offered to patients; however, chemotherapy does not significantly improve survival.Objective: Opioid growth factor (OGF; [Met5]-enkephalin is a natural peptide that has been shown to inhibit growth of pancreatic cancer in cell culture and in nude mice. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of OGF biotherapy on subjects with advanced pancreatic cancer who failed chemotherapy.Methods: In a prospective phase II open-labeled clinical trial, 24 subjects who failed standard chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer were treated weekly with OGF 250 μg/kg intravenously. Outcomes measured included clinical benefit, tumor response by radiographic imaging, quality of life, and survival.Results: Clinical benefit response was experienced by 53% of OGF-treated patients compared to historical controls of 23.8% and 4.8% for gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU, respectively. Of the subjects surviving more than eight weeks, 62% showed either a decrease or stabilization in tumor size by computed tomography. The median survival time for OGF-treated patients was three times that of untreated patients (65.5 versus 21 days, p < 0.001. No adverse effects on hematologic or chemistry parameters were noted, and quality of life surveys suggested improvement with OGF. Limitations: Measurements other than survival were not allowed in control patients, and clinical benefit comparisons were made to historical controls.Conclusion: OGF biotherapy improves the

  9. CURRENT TRENDS OF THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETITIVE ECONOMIC AGGLOMERATIONS OF CLUSTER TYPE

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    Full Text Available The study of economic agents’ behaviour, whose nowadays tendency is togroup themselves in space as clusters, has an important place in the field of localizing industrialactivities. This is due to domestic scale economies, known as agglomerations economies.According to Edgar M. Hoover (Hoover, 1948, domestic scale economies are specific tocompanies; the economies of localizing - to a certain branch, whose companies form clusters incertain geographical arias, and the urbanization economies are specific to cities, where thereare clusters of companies from different branches. The specialty literature regarding localeconomic development, based on the idea of cluster starts from well-known economic theories,such as: agglomeration theory (Alfred Marshall, the theory of spatial localizing of industrialunits (Alfred Weber, the theory of interdependence of locations (Harold Hotelling, the diamondtheory (Michael Porter, the theory of entrepreneurship (Joseph Schumpeter, the theory ofgeographical concentration. Basically, the common point which links them are the conceptswhich occur in these theories, such as: industrial district, industrial agglomeration, spatialinterdependence, concepts which lie at the basis of the cluster idea. Clusters represent animportant instrument for promoting industrial development, innovation, competitiveness andeconomic growth. If, at the beginning, the effort to develop clusters belonged to private personsand companies, nowadays, the actors involved in their development are the governments andpublic institutions of national or regional level.The objective established within the Lisbon Strategy (2000, to make the EuropeanUnion “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy”, is tightly linked to thenew approaches of the European economic policy, to competitiveness. One of the policies isfocused on developing at the European Union level clusters in the high competitiveness fields. with an innovative character

  10. A possibilidade de uma Cidadania da Infância

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    Rosa Lúcia de Almeida Leite Castro Madeira

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-4512.2012n25p1 NO TEXTO FOI MANTIDA A GRAFIA EM PORTUGUÊS DE PORTUGAL Neste artigo nos propomos revisitar criticamente um percurso de investigação, no domínio das Ciências da Educação, onde pudemos apreender um outro âmbito de relações sociais em que se inscreve a existência social das Crianças, enquanto sujeitos contemporâneos aos adultos, numa sociedade que reclama ser reinventada como lugar de emancipação colectiva. Procuramos aqui, encontrar um sentido social para o conhecimento que foi produzido sobre um conjunto de documentos políticos e jurídico - normativos, emanados por instâncias internacionais, europeias e nacionais, nos quais procuramos indícios de possíveis mudanças nas concepções dominantes de Infância, de Criança e da sua Educação, no período entre 1997 e 2003. Interrogamo-nos de que forma o trabalho investido na identificação destes textos, na sua disponibilização numa base de dados e no respectivo mapeamento poderia de alguma forma, contribuir para fundamentar e legitimar as pequenas e grandes lutas quotidianas que muitos educadores e outros actores locais empreendem, no confronto quotidiano, com o impacto de condições macro - estruturais que põem em risco a possibilidade de concretização histórica do que foi convencionado como direito de todas as Crianças e de cada Criança, sem discriminação. Para responder a este questionamento começaremos por caracterizar o projecto a que nos referimos, como um processo de imersão e de incursão prudente num território amplo e heterogéneo, constituído por textos nos quais descobrimos como se exerce o poder público que torna visíveis, invisíveis ou excessivamente visadas umas e não outras dimensões da vida das crianças num determinado momento. De seguida procuramos dar conta de alguns problemas que tivemos que resolver na nossa prática de investigação, onde a preocupação com a diferença de formas e de

  11. Política de Saúde Mental no Brasil: evolução do gasto federal entre 2001 e 2009 Política de Salud Mental en Brasil: evolución del gasto federal entre 2001 y 2009 Mental Health Policy in Brazil: federal expenditure evolution between 2001 and 2009

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    Renata Weber Gonçalves

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a evolução de estimativas do gasto federal com o Programa de Saúde Mental desde a promulgação da lei nacional de saúde mental. MÉTODOS: O gasto federal total do Programa de Saúde Mental e seus componentes de gastos hospitalares e extra-hospitalares foi estimado a partir de 21 categorias de gastos de 2001 a 2009. Os valores dos gastos foram atualizados para valores em reais de 2009 por meio da aplicação do Índice de Preços ao Consumidor Amplo. Foi calculado o valor per capita/ano do gasto federal em saúde mental. RESULTADOS: Observou-se o crescimento real de 51,3% do gasto em saúde mental no período. A desagregação do gasto revelou aumento expressivo do valor extra-hospitalar (404,2% e decréscimo do hospitalar (-39,5%. O gasto per capita teve crescimento real menor, embora expressivo (36,2%. A série histórica do gasto per capita desagregado mostrou que em 2006, pela primeira vez, o gasto extra-hospitalar foi maior que o hospitalar. O valor per capita extra-hospitalar teve o crescimento real de 354,0%; o valor per capita hospitalar decresceu 45,5%. CONCLUSÕES: Houve crescimento real dos recursos federais investidos em saúde mental entre 2001 e 2009 e investimento expressivo nas ações extra-hospitalares. Houve inversão no direcionamento dos recursos, a partir de 2006, na direção dos serviços comunitários. O componente do financiamento teve papel crucial como indutor da mudança de modelo de atenção em saúde mental. O desafio para os próximos anos é sustentar e aumentar os recursos para a saúde mental num contexto de desfinanciamento do Sistema Único de Saúde.OBJETIVO: Analizar la evolución de estimaciones de gasto federal con el Programa de Salud Mental desde la promulgación de la ley nacional de salud mental. MÉTODOS: El gasto federal total del Programa de Salud Mental en Brasil y sus componentes de gastos hospitalarios y extra-hospitalarios fue estimado a partir de 21 categorías de

  12. Análise econômica de quatro estratégias de suplementação para recria e engorda de bovinos em sistema pasto-suplemento Economic analysis of four supplementation strategies for growth and finish beef cattle in a pasture-supplement system

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    Darcilene Maria de Figueiredo

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar as respostas produtiva e econômica de quatro estratégias de suplementação durante o ciclo produtivo de bovinos de corte recriados e terminados em pastagens tropicais. Os dados sobre consumo de suplemento e desempenho dos animais foram obtidos de seis experimentos utilizando 196 animais em pastejo. As estratégias de suplementação avaliadas basearam-se na idade ao abate dos animais (18, 24, 30 e 40 meses, idealizando-se um sistema de produção com área de 1.000 ha e taxa de lotação média de 1 UA/ha/ano. O ganho de peso médio anual dos animais abatidos aos 18, 24, 30 e 40 meses de idade foi de 0,76; 0,48; 0,35 e 0,23 kg/animal/dia, respectivamente, e proporcionou os seguintes números de ciclos de produção (1,20; 0,75; 0,55 e 0,38 ciclos/ano. O abate aos 40 meses foi a única estratégia de suplementação que apresentou margem bruta negativa, indicando insustentabilidade a curto prazo neste sistema. A margem líquida anual foi positiva para as idades de abate de 18 (R$ 220.766,39 e 30 meses (R$ 80.395,24 e negativa para 24 meses de idade. O alto consumo de suplemento e a concentração deste conumo em uma fase de pior conversão alimentar foram as causas da pior resposta econômica obtida com o abate aos 24 meses em relação ao abate aos 18 e aos 30 meses. As taxas de retorno do capital investido com terra (TRC, 5,48 (18 meses, -1,60 (24 meses, 1,16 (30 meses e -1,67% ao ano (40 meses indicaram que apenas o abate aos 18 meses permite a sobrevivênvia do empreendimento a longo prazo. A maior resposta produtiva a essa estratégia, em razão do menor nível diário de suplementação e do fornecimento de concentrado em fase de maior eficiência alimentar, explica os melhores resultados econômicos. Todavia, a escolha da melhor estratégia de suplementação depende de combinações favoráveis de preços relativos dos suplementos e pode ser definida pela diferença na TRC em relação à aus

  13. Paulo Freire e a educação popular em Timor-Leste: uma história de libertação

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    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Timor-Leste é considerada a primeira democracia a se estabelecer como tal no século XXI, sendo que seu passado foi marcado por invasões: Portugal (1515-1975, num primeiro momento e Indonésia (1975-1999 num segundo. Num primeiro momento, com o processo de colonização português, muito pouco se fez para Timor, principalmente ao que se refere a educação, sendo esta uma ação política. Com a invasão indonésia em 1975, após o curto período de independência, foi-se muito investido na construção de escolas, desde a educação infantil até o ensino superior, baseando-se no ensino ideologicamente integracionista. Internamente a luta pela restauração da independência, a Educação foi uma das armas para que assim Timor conquistasse a restauração da independência em 2002. Através da Frente de Timor-Leste Independente (FRETILIN, iniciouse um processo de Educação Popular que teve grande infl uência de Paulo Freire. Esse processo educativo, ligado à conscientização política, baseou-se no conhecimento cotidiano dos próprios educandos e num ensino contextualizado as necessidades da luta. Desta forma, pretendeuse realizar apontamentos acerca da Educação Popular em Timor-Leste, levando em conta a infl uência de Paulo Freire, utilizando-se de material relacionado à história da educação em Timor-Leste e Educação Popular em Timor-Leste, além de entrevistas realizadas com o Professor Dr. Antero Benedito da Silva e com o sr. Alberto, vice residente do movimento social do campo de Timor denominada União dos Agricultores de Ermera (UNAER. Palavras-chave: Educação Popular. Paulo Freire. Timor-Leste. Paulo Freire and popular education in East Timor: a history of liberation ABSTRACT East Timor is considered the fi rst democracy to be established as such in the twenty-fi rst century and its past is marked for invasions: Portugal (1515-1975 at fi rst and Indonesia (1975-1999 in a second. At fi rst, the process of Portuguese

  14. Evaluation in health: participatory methodology and involvement of municipal managers.

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    fique investido de maior significado para os atores locais, seu envolvimento com as avaliações em nível federal poderá ser também estimulado.

  15. Effectiveness evaluation of public policy incentive R&D in technological innovation in Brazil: a focus on law of the well

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    Fernando Zanghelini

    2016-07-01

    inovação (PD&I no Brasil, e sua consequente adesão aos incentivos fiscais da Lei do Bem (Brasil, Lei no 11.196/2005. Nossa hipótese avalia se as políticas públicas de incentivo para transformação do conhecimento tecnológico poderiam incentivar as empresas investirem em PD&I. Nossa pesquisa foi baseada em relatórios do governo que relataram o uso de incentivos fiscais durante o período de 2006 e 2012; e o arcabouço legal de amparo à pesquisa, ambos fornecidos pelo Ministério de Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação do Brasil. Durante o período estudado, observou-se um aumento de 800% das empresas participantes do Lei do Bem, demonstrando a necessidade de investir em P & D. A soma das despesas com custeio para efeito do cálculo dos incentivos as empresas que operaram em regime de lucro real e que optaram por usufruir dos incentivos fiscais da Lei do Bem atingiram o valor de R$ 40,52 bilhões. Embora um dos propósitos da Lei do Bem seja subsidiar a fixação de pesquisadores nas empresas, os valores totais das despesas capitais não ultrapassam a 4% do valor total investido em atividades de P&D. Semelhantemente observa-se que os percentuais de incentivo ao desenvolvimento e registro de patentes também não ultrapassam a 1%. Embora a Lei do Bem se apresente como um aparato institucional que contribui para as empresas se tornarem eficientes e competitivas para enfrentar o acirrado mercado globalizado, indicadores recentes sobre os gastos com P&D no Brasil demonstram certa estagnação nos investimentos nos diversos setores.Palavras-chave: Lei do Bem. Políticas públicas. Complexo farmacêutico. Inovação tecnológica.

  16. Permeação cutânea: desafios e oportunidades

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    Margarida Soares

    2016-07-01

    inovação (PD&I no Brasil, e sua consequente adesão aos incentivos fiscais da Lei do Bem (Brasil, Lei no 11.196/2005. Nossa hipótese avalia se as políticas públicas de incentivo para transformação do conhecimento tecnológico poderiam incentivar as empresas investirem em PD&I. Nossa pesquisa foi baseada em relatórios do governo que relataram o uso de incentivos fiscais durante o período de 2006 e 2012; e o arcabouço legal de amparo à pesquisa, ambos fornecidos pelo Ministério de Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação do Brasil. Durante o período estudado, observou-se um aumento de 800% das empresas participantes do Lei do Bem, demonstrando a necessidade de investir em P & D. A soma das despesas com custeio para efeito do cálculo dos incentivos as empresas que operaram em regime de lucro real e que optaram por usufruir dos incentivos fiscais da Lei do Bem atingiram o valor de R$ 40,52 bilhões. Embora um dos propósitos da Lei do Bem seja subsidiar a fixação de pesquisadores nas empresas, os valores totais das despesas capitais não ultrapassam a 4% do valor total investido em atividades de P&D. Semelhantemente observa-se que os percentuais de incentivo ao desenvolvimento e registro de patentes também não ultrapassam a 1%. Embora a Lei do Bem se apresente como um aparato institucional que contribui para as empresas se tornarem eficientes e competitivas para enfrentar o acirrado mercado globalizado, indicadores recentes sobre os gastos com P&D no Brasil demonstram certa estagnação nos investimentos nos diversos setores.Palavras-chave: Lei do Bem. Políticas públicas. Complexo farmacêutico. Inovação tecnológica.

  17. Ensaio sobre as virtudes do capital de risco corporativo para projetos de alta tecnologia no setor agrícola: a trajetória inovadora da Alellyx Applied Genomics e da CanaVialis Ensayo sobre las virtudes del capital de riesgo corporativo para el desarrollo de proyectos de alta tecnología en el sector agrícola: la trayectoria innovadora de Alellyx Applied Genomics y de CanaVialis Essay on the virtues of corporate venture capital for high-tech projects in the agricultural sector: the innovative trajectory of Alellyx Applied Genomics and CanaVialis

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    Roberto Carlos Bernardes

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo neste artigo é investigar a trajetória de duas empresas startups brasileiras dedicadas a pesquisa e desenvolvimento (P&D no setor de biotecnologia: a Alellyx e a CanaVialis. São dois casos de spin-offs acadêmicos e de bioemprendimentos germinados na esfera do Projeto Genoma, da Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Fapesp, maturadas na Votorantim Novos Negócios (VNN, área de novos negócios de um dos maiores grupos industriais brasileiros que atua no segmento de commodities, o Grupo Votorantim S/A, e depois vendidas para a Monsanto. Neste estudo, tentou-se compreender a racionalidade e as virtudes das ações de investimentos corporativos e das políticas públicas destinadas à biotecnologia focada em genômica aplicada para a agricultura no Brasil. A metodologia utilizada é a de estudo de caso, mais especificamente de análise dos dois casos de empresas comentados acima. Os resultados demonstraram que, apesar de o principal objetivo do grupo econômico ser a célere valorização do capital investido e seu retorno financeiro, a afiliação corporativa dessas empresas estimulou a aceleração de um conjunto de capacitações para a gestão empresarial da Alellyx e da CanaVialis, que foram críticas para o amadurecimento do negócio. Evidenciou-se, ainda, que foi fundamental o significativo aporte de recursos por meio dos mecanismos de apoio do sistema nacional à inovação.El objeto en este trabajo es investigar la trayectoria de dos empresas startups brasileñas que se dedican a I&D (Investigación y Desarrollo en el sector de biotecnología: Alellyx y CanaVialis. Son dos casos de spin-offs académicos y de bioemprendimientos surgidos en el ámbito del Proyecto Genoma, de la Fapesp (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, madurados en VNN (Votorantim Novos Negócios - área de nuevos negocios del Grupo Votorantim S/A, uno de los mayores grupos industriales brasileños que opera en el

  18. Entre a Arbitragem Brasileira e a Arbitragem Europeia: Um estudo acerca da Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL e a Office of Comunications (OFCOM / Between the Brazilian and European Arbitration: A study of the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL and the Office of Communications (OFCOM

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    José Albenes Bezerra Júnior

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    Full Text Available Resumo Propósito – A procura pela arbitragem como meio de resolução de litígios se mostra importante em função do grande volume de causas submetidas ao julgamento do Estado-juiz, em número inversamente proporcional ao preparo técnico daqueles que são investidos na função jurisdicional por ato estatal. Atualmente, falar em composição extrajudicial de conflitos no campo da regulação significa adentrar em um cenário de grandes discussões e debates. Dessa forma, o texto busca construir razões para a resolução de litígios no âmbito das telecomunicações por meio da arbitragem, inclusive, face a experiência europeia, a exemplo da OFCOM. Metodologia/Abordagem/Design – Inicialmente será feita uma análise histórica acerca da arbitragem. Num momento posterior, discutir-se-á o fenômeno da regulação e a vinculação com o campo da arbitragem. Logo depois, será feita uma análise das experiências brasileira e europeia. Por fim, dados serão levantados para evidenciar os motivos que levam a diferenciar o modelo brasileiro do europeu. Resultados – Uma das atribuições das agências reguladoras é, justamente, a solução de conflitos entre os agentes do setor, algo que na Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL, é realizado em sua maioria apenas em nível administrativo. Quando se analisam as formas de resolução de disputas na Comunidade Europeia, observa-se uma realidade peculiar. Em grandes disputas que ocorrem no continente, é mais comum utilizar-se a arbitragem do que o próprio Poder Judiciário. Em verdade, a arbitragem pode ser utilizada pela ANATEL como uma ferramenta importante na garantia de uma ampla, livre e justa concorrência entre as prestadoras de serviços de telecomunicações, na medida em que coíbe a morosidade do Poder Judiciário e a possibilidade de discussões meramente protelatórias, viabilizando a prolação célere de uma decisão que, muitas vezes, afetará a esfera jurídica de

  19. Characteristics of the dairy goat primary sector at the Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil Características do setor primário da caprinocultura leiteira no estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Edizio Santos Junior

    2008-04-01

    ão da Zona da Mata de Minas Gerais, para caracterizar o setor primário da cadeia produtiva do leite de cabra produzido nestas regiões. Foram aplicados questionários com o objetivo de traçar o perfil dos produtores, de suas famílias, do papel da esposa na atividade, da disponibilidade de recursos, da dependência da renda gerada na atividade e do modo como os produtores administravam seu negócio. As fazendas foram distribuídas em cinco estratos de acordo com as médias de produção diária de leite e os desvios-padrão: 8,8 ± 0,9; 15,7 ± 3,9; 22,6 ± 2,7; 34,4 ± 3,4; 183,8 ± 54,2 L/dia. Aproximadamente 42% dos produtores entrevistados conduziam suas atividades segundo o modelo familiar e obtinham renda exclusivamente da caprinocultura leiteira. Os filhos e as filhas desempenhavam papel importante no negócio (27,80%, mas a maior parte (62,73% trabalhava fora, em atividades não-agrícolas. O percentual de esposas que trabalhavam diretamente na atividade (@47% indica sua contribuição para a eqüidade entre os gêneros no meio rural. A maioria dos sistemas de produção (63,16% apresentou margem bruta positiva, todavia, os produtores percebiam apenas a margem bruta do negócio e seus registros mais acurados referiam-se às receitas. Em geral, produtores de estratos mais altos são favorecidos pela produção em escala. Contudo, foram observados comportamentos assintóticos para os custos e montantes investidos em animais, equipamentos e benfeitorias, fato que deve ser considerado no planejamento de políticas relacionadas ao setor primário da caprinocultura leiteira.

  20. Ética en Cirugía

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    ecuánime. En cambio, en las acusaciones sin mérito, el Tribunal defiende y absuelve en representación de la ley y la justicia al médico o al cirujano de los cargos mal intencionados alegados en su contra con ánimo de lucro o de desprestigio profesional.

    El Tribunal de Ética Médica es el conjunto de expertos que estudian y juzgan el comportamiento ético de los médicos y cirujanos.

    Como bien se comprende, los Tribunales de Ética Médica no sólo preservan los derechos del enfermo sino también los del médico y cirujano en el noble ejercicio ético de su profesión. Infortunadamente, el aspecto administrativo de estos Tribunales, no ha merecido en Colombia el necesario apoyo económico del Estado para su cabal funcionamiento.

    En un opúsculo sintético como éste, sólo resta enumerar las principales guías de decisión de la conducta médica y quirúrgica, y los más controvertidos problemas de la salud y de la vida humana, en los que el ejercicio de la medicina y la cirugía puede conducir a infracciones de la ética profesional.

    Toda decisión terapéutica que se tome frente a un enfermo puesto bajo nuestro cuidado personal, debe basarse sobre parámetros de permanente vigencia, tales como la edad del paciente, su expectativa de vida, el tipo de tumor o enfermedad que padece, el estadio evolutivo del problema patológico, la integridad funcional del enfermo, la disponibilidad y factibilidad de un tratamiento adecuado y la capacidad y experiencia profesional del cirujano investido de la suficiente responsabilidad, entendida ésta como la facultad de conocer y aceptar las consecuencias de un acto médico-quirúrgico suyo, supuestamente libre e inteligentemente realizado (10.

    Toda decisión terapéutica debe basarse sobre parámetros clínicos y paraclínicos de permanente vigencia.

    Cualquier tipo de terapéutica, pero especialmente la quirúrgica debe adoptar, además, como guía de decisión lo que Weil tipifica como las

  1. De la compétence de service aux compétences de coordination et d’orchestration : Autour du conseiller funéraire From service competency to coordination and orchestration skills: the funeral director De la competencia de servicio a las competencias de coordinación y de orquestación : el consejero fúnebre

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    Sandrine Caroly

    2006-05-01

    : management of the interaction with the client, interprofessional coordination, and finally the "orchestration" of the event and the sacred aspect in conducting the funeral operations. Analysis of the funeral activity revealed essential characteristics of service competencies.Partir al descubrimiento del « consejero fúnebre », personaje emblemático de la profesión de pompas fúnebres, nos da acceso a los principales registros de competencia de los operadores funerarios, a lo largo de una prestación de servicio que conjuga tratamiento del cuerpo, servicio público y ritualidad funeraria. Artífice de las exequias, el consejero se descubre históricamente como una figura de geometría variable, que evoluciona de una función de personaje público, situado en el corazón de las redes de personajes notables y religiosos de la comunidad local, a la función de consejero técnico-comercial, que sin embargo se ve cada vez más investido de un rol de « oficiante » en la producción de los funerales como bien cultural y simbólico. Este artículo trata la manera en que las competencias del consejero fúnebre son aplicadas por medio de los tres principales registros de competencia : la gestión de la interacción con el cliente, la coordinación inter-profesional y, finalmente, la « orquestación » del evento y de lo sagrado en el desarrollo de las pompas fúnebres. El análisis de la actividad funeraria revela propiedades esenciales de las competencias de servicio.

  2. Potencial de redução do consumo de energia elétrica pela utilização de aquecedores solares no Estado de Goiás Reduction potential on electric power consumption using solar heaters at State of Goiás, Brazil

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    Luiz F. C. de Oliveira

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho analisa a viabilidade técnica da redução do uso de energia elétrica pela substituição dos chuveiros elétricos por aquecedores solares e apresenta uma análise da redução do custo mensal de energia elétrica para os diferentes municípios de Goiás. Por meio do processamento de dados climatológicos e com o auxílio do aplicativo de informações geográficas SPRING®, foram calculados os valores de irradiâncias (MJ m-2 anual-1 e do número de horas anuais de brilho solar sobre a superfície da Terra e no topo da atmosfera, respectivamente, para os municípios do Estado de Goiás. Com base em dados censitários, calcularam-se o consumo médio de energia elétrica mensal por domicílio (kWh mês-1 e o total anual (kWh ano-1. Analisou-se a redução do custo mensal de energia elétrica por domicílio pela substituição de chuveiros elétricos com diferentes potências comerciais por aquecedores solares. Analisaram-se, ainda, a redução da vazão que passa na turbina (m³ s-1 da principal usina hidrelétrica de Goiás e a relação entre a redução da potência total anual (kW e a potência gerada por essa usina (kW. Procedeu-se, finalmente, à análise econômica, avaliando-se a relação custo/benefício da substituição proposta. Os resultados mostraram redução média mensal da conta de energia de R$ 36,92 e média de 13 meses para o retorno do capital investido. Pôde-se concluir pela viabilidade técnica, econômica e ambiental da substituição dos chuveiros elétricos pelos sistemas aquecedores/reservatórios térmicos.A technical viability analysis on reduction of the electric power consumption by the substitution of electric showers by the adoption of solar heaters and analysis of monthly savings costs for the municipalities of State of Goiás (Brazil were performed. Using processing of local weather data, aided by the geographical information applicative SPRING, irradiancy values (MJ m-2 year-1 and the

  3. Fusões e Aquisições sob a Perspectiva da Vantagem Competitiva: o caso da Perdigão Agroindustrial S.A.Mergers and Acquisitions from the Perspective of Competitive Advantage: the Perdigão Agroindustrial S.A. caseFusiones y Adquisiciones bajo la Perspectiva de la Ventaja Competitiva: el caso de la Perdigão Agroindustrial S.A.

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    ARAGÃO, Lindenberg Araújo

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOAs organizações tendo interesse em novos segmentos de mercado podem optar por estratégias de fusão e aquisição. O sucesso dessas transações é, normalmente, definido pela expectativa do retorno sobre o capital investido. Este artigo, de outra forma, identificou os resultados da aquisição a partir da percepção dos gestores. Entendendo-se por resultado, qualquer efeito tangível ou intangível no ambiente organizacional e no posicionamento da empresa frente ao mercado. Assim, buscou-se responder a seguinte questão orientadora: a transação de aquisição da Batavo Frios gerou vantagem competitiva para a Perdigão Agroindustrial S.A.? Buscando uma resposta para o problema o estudo objetivou constatar se o processo de aquisição trouxe vantagem competitiva, focando duas fases: (i a integração, e (ii o gerenciamento da aquisição (assimilação. O caso foi investigado em dezesseis filiais por meio de entrevistas (face a face e por telefone, e material secundário. A coleta de dados deu-se em 2006 e 2007. O estudo foi de caráter exploratório, com abordagem qualitativa. Para a consolidação dos dados a técnica de análise de conteúdo especificamente a análise temática (BARDIN, 1977, mostrou-se mais apropriada. Pode-se concluir que a operação de aquisição da Batavo Frios gerou vantagem competitiva relativa para a Perdigão Agroindustrial S.A.ABSTRACTThe organizations interested in new segments of the market can choose strategies of fusion and acquisition. The success of these transactions is normally measured be the expectation of return of the invested capital. This article, however, pondered the results from a manager’s point of view. We understand by result any tangible or intangible effect on the organizational environment and the company’s position facing the market. Thus, we have attempted to answer the following question: did the acquisition of Batavo Frios generate competitive advantage to Perdig

  4. Book Reviews

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    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available - Tim Behrend, Nancy K. Florida, Javanese literature in Surakarta manuscripts; Volume 2; Manuscripts of the Mangkunagaran palace. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 2000, 575 pp. - Harold Brookfield, Judith M. Heimann, The most offending soul alive; Tom Harrisson and his remarkable life. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1998, 468 pp. - Harold Brookfield, Victor T. King, Rural development and social science research; Case studies from Borneo. Phillips, Maine: Borneo Research Council, 1999, xiii + 359 pp. [Borneo Research Council Proceedings Series 6.] - J.G. de Casparis, Roy E. Jordaan, The Sailendras in Central Javanese history; A survey of research from 1950 to 1999. Yogyakarta: Penerbitan Universitas Sanata Dharma, 1999, iv + 108 pp. - H.J.M. Claessen, Francoise Douaire-Marsaudon, Les premiers fruits; Parenté, identité sexuelle et pouvoirs en Polynésie occidentale (Tonga, Wallis et Futuna. Paris: Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 1998, x + 338 pp. - Matthew Isaac Cohen, Andrew Beatty, Varieties of Javanese religion; An anthropological account. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, xv + 272 pp. [Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology 111.] - Matthew Isaac Cohen, Sylvia Tiwon, Breaking the spell; Colonialism and literary renaissance in Indonesia. Leiden: Department of Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia and Oceania, University of Leiden, 1999, vi + 235 pp. [Semaian 18.] - Freek Colombijn, Victor T. King, Anthropology and development in South-East Asia; Theory and practice. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1999, xx + 308 pp. - Bernhard Dahm, Cive J. Christie, A modern history of South-East Asia; Decolonization, nationalism and seperatism. London: Tauris, 1996, x + 286 pp. - J. van Goor, Leonard Blussé, Pilgrims to the past; Private conversations with historians of European expansion. Leiden: Research School CNWS, 1996, 339 pp., Frans-Paul van der Putten, Hans

  5. Alan Turing and the origins of modern Gaussian elimination

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    Dopico, Froilán M.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The solution of a system of linear equations is by far the most important problem in Applied Mathematics. It is important both in itself and because it is an intermediate step in many other important problems. Gaussian elimination is nowadays the standard method for solving this problem numerically on a computer and it was the first numerical algorithm to be subjected to rounding error analysis. In 1948, Alan Turing published a remarkable paper on this topic: “Rounding-off errors in matrix processes” (Quart. J. Mech. Appl. Math. 1, pp. 287-308. In this paper, Turing formulated Gaussian elimination as the matrix LU factorization and introduced the “condition number of a matrix”, both of them fundamental notions of modern Numerical Analysis. In addition, Turing presented an error analysis of Gaussian elimination for general matrices that deeply influenced the spirit of the definitive analysis developed by James Wilkinson in 1961. Alan Turing’s work on Gaussian elimination appears in a fascinating period for modern Numerical Analysis. Other giants of Mathematics, as John von Neumann, Herman Goldstine, and Harold Hotelling were also working in the mid-1940s on Gaussian elimination. The goal of these researchers was to find an efficient and reliable method for solving systems of linear equations in modern “automatic computers”. At that time, it was not clear at all whether Gaussian elimination was a right choice or not. The purpose of this paper is to revise, at an introductory level, the contributions of Alan Turing and other authors to the error analysis of Gaussian elimination, the historical context of these contributions, and their influence on modern Numerical Analysis.La resolución de sistemas de ecuaciones lineales es sin duda el problema más importante en Matemática Aplicada. Es importante en sí mismo y también porque es un paso intermedio en la resolución de muchos otros problemas de gran relevancia. La eliminaci

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    Christine Oppong

    1977-01-01

    study of Ghanaian senior civil servants. Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology 8. Cambridge University Press, London 1974. 187 pp., map, tables. - Sjaak van der Geest, Christine Oppong, Growing up in Dagbon. Accra-Tema, Ghana Publishing Corporation, 1973, 79 pp., map. - H.J.M. Claessen, Jan Vansina, The Tio Kingdom of the Middle Congo, 1880-1892. Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press. London etc. 1973. 586 pp. Appendices, bibliography, index, glossary, maps, diagrams, plates and figures. - J. van Goor, Sinnapah Arasaratnam, Memoir of Julius Stein van Gollenesse, Governor of Ceylon 1743-1751. Selections from the Dutch records of the government of Sri Lanka. Colombo, 1974. 153 pp. - Niels Mulder, Benjamin A. Batson, Siam’s political future: Documents from the end of the absolute monarchy. Ithaca: Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program, Data Paper No. 96, 1974, ix + 102 pp. - H.J. Ruiter, Louis Dumont, Dravidien et Kariera, l’alliance de mariage dans l’Inde du sud, et en Australie. Textes de sciences sociales 14. Mouton éditeur. La Hayes-Paris 1975, 148 pp. - J. Rutherford, Harold M. Ross, Baegu. Social and ecological organization in Malaita, Solomon Islands. Illinois Studies in Anthropology No. 8. University of Illinois Press, Urbana. 1973. - Simon Kooijman, G.K. Roth, Fijian way of life. Melbourne 1973 (second edition, Oxford University Press, 176 pp.

  7. Efficacy and tolerability of a single-pill combination of telmisartan 80 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg according to age, gender, race, hypertension severity, and previous antihypertensive use: planned analyses of a randomized trial

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Dingliang Zhu,1 Harold Bays,2 Pingjin Gao,1 Michaela Mattheus,3 Birgit Voelker,3 Luis M Ruilope4 1Shanghai Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; 2Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center Inc, Louisville, KY, USA; 3Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Ingelheim, Germany; 4Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain Background: The purpose of this work was to describe the efficacy and safety of a telmisartan 80 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg (T80/H25 single-pill combination therapy in patients with moderate-severe hypertension (mean seated trough cuff systolic blood pressure [BP] ≥ 160 mmHg and diastolic BP ≥ 100 mmHg in specific patient subpopulations. Methods: This was a planned analysis of a double-blind, multicenter, parallel-group trial that demonstrated the superiority of a single-pill combination of T80/H25 versus T80 monotherapy in terms of systolic BP change from baseline to week 7. Subpopulations included older (aged ≥ 65 years versus younger, gender, race, hypertension severity, and prior antihypertensive therapy. Endpoints were change from baseline in mean seated trough cuff systolic and diastolic BP, proportion of patients achieving their BP goal (systolic/diastolic BP 30 mmHg and >40 mmHg. Results: Across all subgroups, the T80/H25 single-pill combination provided consistently greater systolic and diastolic BP reductions than T80 and more patients had systolic BP reductions of >30 mmHg. In the T80 and T80/H25 groups, BP control was achieved in 34.1% and 48.8% of men, 35.5% and 62.7% of women, 34.5% and 56.6% of Asians, 22.6% and 38.6% of blacks, 36.7% and 57.8% of whites, 36.9% and 57.5% of patients < 65 years, 29.3% and 49.3% ≥65 years, 44.2% and 66.2% of those with grade 2 hypertension, 20.4% and 39.4% of those with grade 3 hypertension, 38.9% and 53.2% of previously untreated patients, 38.1% and 62.5% of patients previously treated with one antihypertensive, and 29.7% and 48.9% of patients

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    -Arlene Torres, Jean P. Peterman, Telling their stories: Puerto Rican Women and abortion. Boulder CO: Westview Press, 1996. ix + 112 pp. -Trevor W. Purcell, Philip Sherlock ,The story of the Jamaican People. Kingston: Ian Randle; Princeton: Markus Wiener, 1998. xii + 434 pp., Hazel Bennett (eds -Howard Fergus, Donald Harman Akenson, If the Irish ran the world: Montserrat, 1630-1730. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1997. xii + 273 pp. -John S. Brierley, Lawrence S. Grossman, The political ecology of bananas: Contract farming, peasants, and agrarian change in the Eastern Caribbean. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. xx + 268 pp. -Mindie Lazarus-Black, Jeannine M. Purdy, Common law and colonised peoples: Studies in Trinidad and Western Australia. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Dartmouth, 1997. xii + 309. -Stephen Slemon, Barbara Lalla, Defining Jamaican fiction: Marronage and the discourse of survival. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1996. xi + 224 pp. -Stephen Slemon, Renu Juneja, Caribbean transactions: West Indian culture in literature. -Sue N. Greene, Richard F. Patteson, Caribbean Passages: A critical perspective on new fiction from the West Indies. Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998. ix + 187 pp. -Harold Munneke, Ivelaw L. Griffith ,Democracy and human rights in the Caribbean. Boulder CO: Westview Press, 1997. vii + 278 pp., Betty N. Sedoc-Dahlberg (eds -Francisco E. Thoumi, Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, Drugs and security in the Caribbean: Sovereignty under seige. University Park: Penn State University Press, 1997. xx + 295 pp. -Michiel Baud, Eric Paul Roorda, The dictator next door: The good neighbor policy and the Trujillo regime in the Dominican republic, 1930-1945. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 1998. xii + 337 pp. -Peter Mason, Wim Klooster, The Dutch in the Americas 1600-1800. Providence RI: The John Carter Brown Library, 1997. xviii + 101 pp. -David R. Watters, Aad H. Versteeg ,The archaeology of Aruba: The Tanki Flip site

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    Harry A. Poeze

    1988-04-01

    , Beiträge zur Südasien-Forschung, Südasien-Institut, Universität Heidelberg, Band 8S, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1984. 236 pp. - Wolfgang Marschall, Pietro Scarduelli, L’isola degli antenati di pietra; Strutture sociali e simboliche dei Nias dell’Indonesia, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 1986. IX + 232 pp., 22 pl., 28 figs. - Nigel Phillips, C. Skinner, The battle for Junk Ceylon; The syair Sultan Maulana, Dordrecht: Foris, 1985. viii + 325 pp. - Harry A. Poeze, Mavis Rose, Indonesia free; A political biography of Mohammad Hatta. Ithaca, New York: Cornell Modern Indonesia Project, viii + 245 pp. - D.J. Prentice, Elisabeth Tooker, Naming systems: The 1980 proceedings of the American Ethnological society, The American Ethnological society, 1984. vii + 107 pp., Harold C. Conklin (eds. - Patricia D. Rueb, Christine Dobbin, Islamic revivalism in a changing peasant economy; Central Sumatra, 1784-1847, London/Malmö; Scandinavian Institute of Asian studies, Monograph series no. 47, 1987, 300 pages, illustrated. - P.C. Verton, Ank Klomp, Politics on Bonaire; An anthropological study. Assen/Maastricht: Van Gorcum, 1986.' [Translated by Dirk H. van der Elst] - Leontine E. Visser, Elisabeth Traube, Cosmology and social life; Ritual exchange among the Mambai of East Timor, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1986. xxiii + 298 pp., figs., photos, index.

  10. Another Look at a Bahamian Mystery: The Murder of Sir Harry Oakes

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    LeGrand, Cathy

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Stop me if you've heard this one:The richest man in the Bahamas, no, the richest man in the British empire, is murdered in his bed. He has suffered a fatal head wound caused by a boat's winch lever. Or by bullets from a small-caliber gun. No, by a conch shell. Or by some blunt object close at hand, still unidentified.The rich man's body is set afire in order to burn down his house and conceal the details of the crime. Or as a diversionary tactic, to confuse the authorities. No, in a voodoo ritual.The killer is his son-in-law. Or his houseguest. Or a mafia hitman.The reason for the murder: to eliminate a powerful opponent of casino gambling. Or to prevent this rich man from leaving the Bahamas with his businesses and wealth. Or to avenge the rich man's resentment of his daughter's choice of husband. Or to steal the enormous horde of gold reported to be hidden in his house.The richest man in the Bahamas (if not the whole Empire was Sir Harry Oakes, who earned his fortune from gold prospecting and spent the rest of his life avoiding the tax man. He was found murdered in the morning of 8 July 1943, having been killed sometime after midnight during a summer thunderstorm. His body, bearing four lethal head wounds and burns from the fire, was discovered the next morning by his close friend and houseguest, Harold Christie, an influential Bahamian estate agent.Add to this cast of characters a smooth-operating Mauritian (Alfred de Marigny married to Oakes' young daughter; a former King of England (the Duke of Windsor, now forced to serve this tiny colonial outpost; and the Duke's scandalous wife (the Duchess of Windsor, for whom he renounced his crown.Also, factor in the war raging around the globe. France had recently fallen to the Nazis; German U-boats patrolled the Atlantic; and the shortages and other exigencies of wartime were the rule. The trial of Alfred deMarigny, Oakes' son-in-law, made international news and his eventual acquittal left the case

  11. Monstrous (InAuthenticity: Text and Identity in Peter Carey’s My Life as a Fake

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    Nataša Kampmark

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Taking (inauthenticity as his subject and intertextuality as the structuring principle, Peter Carey brings together Australian literary and social history, literary theory and a self-reflexive probe into the issues of identity, authenticity and cultural insecurity of a postcolonial society. The novel is interpreted as an allegorical account of national history and an allegorical narrative on the theoretical matters of originality and authorship.Keywords: Carey, identity, (inauthenticity, intertextuality, text, postcolonialism. The most well-known Australian author today, Peter Carey, has more than once found inspiration for his novels in already existing texts of British and Australian cultures. The most notable examples are his sixth novel titled Jack Maggs, his seventh novel titled True History of the Kelly Gang and the one explored in this paper, his eighth novel titled My Life as a Fake. Carey’s Jack Maggs (1997 retells the story of Dickens’ Great Expectations and in a postcolonial fashion of re-writing imperial texts gives voice to the previously marginalised point of view so that the story is told from the perspective of the runaway convict, Magwitch. The Booker Prize winning True History of the Kelly Gang (2001 is inspired by the so-called “Jerilderie letter,” which was written by Australia’s most famous outlaw, Ned Kelly, after a bank robbery in 1879. The fifty-six page long original letter is expanded in Carey’s version into thirteen parcels which actually make up this epistolary novel. My Life as a Fake (2003 is a roman a clef based on the literary hoax which took place in Melbourne in 1944 and assumed an Ossianic significance in the Australian literary establishment. Wishing to explore the depths of degradation which, in their opinion, Australian modernist poetry had reached, two young disgruntled poets, Harold Stewart and James McAuley, conjured up a fictitious poet, Ern Malley, a mechanic and the author of The Darkening

  12. Regaining Weaver and Shannon

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    Gary Genosko

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available My claim is that communication considered from the standpoint of how it is modeled must not only reckon with Claude E. Shannon and Warren Weaver but regain their pioneering efforts in new ways. I want to regain two neglected features. I signal these ends by simply reversing the order in which their names commonly appear.First, the recontextualization of Shannon and Weaver requires an investigation of the technocultural scene of information ‘handling’ embedded in their groundbreaking postwar labours; not incidentally, it was Harold D. Lasswell, whose work in the 1940s is often linked with Shannon and Weaver’s, who made a point of distinguishing between those who affect the content of messages (controllers as opposed to those who handle without modifying (other than accidentally such messages. Although it will not be possible to maintain such a hard and fast distinction that ignores scenes of encoding and decoding, Lasswell’s (1964: 42-3 examples of handlers include key figures such as ‘dispatchers, linemen, and messengers connected with telegraphic communication’ whose activities will prove to be important for my reading of the Shannon and Weaver essays. Telegraphy and its occupational cultures are the technosocial scenes informing the Shannon and Weaver model.Second, I will pay special attention to Weaver’s contribution, despite a tendency to erase him altogether by means of a general scientific habit of listing the main author first and then attributing authorship only to the first name on the list (although this differs within scientific disciplines, particularly in the health field where the name of the last author is in the lead, so to speak. I begin with a displacement of hierarchy and authority. I am inclined to simply state for those who, in the manner of Sherlock Holmes, ‘know my method’, that I focus my attention on the less well-known half of thinking pairs – on Roger Caillois instead of Georges Bataille, on F

  13. Mert Davies: Pioneer in the Use of Spacecraft to Map Earth and Mars

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    Murray, B.; Augenstein, B.

    2002-12-01

    -based television teams invented the world?s first digital television cameras using primitive slow-scan vidicon sensors in order to overcome the 200-fold greater distance to Mars. Spacecraft mapping and geodesy was initiated by the dual flybys Mariner 6 and 7 of 1969, each carrying a moderately high resolution optical system, but one plagued by the geometric limitations of a vidicon sensor necessarily using imprecise electro-optical imaging internally. He understood clearly that the number of resolution elements on the Mariner 6/7 cameras were too small for good photogrammetric solutions. Each picture contained only 70,000 resolution elements compared to a standard aerial photograph with about a third of a billion of comparable elements. Despite such limitations, Mert was able to exploit especially the far encounter imaging from Mariners 6/7 to create the first Mars surface control net based on topographic features, and to solve for the position of the rotational pole. Under his leadership, the Mariner 9 orbiter mission greatly expanded that coverage, providing the evolving basis of USGS Mars mapping practically until the present. Furthermore, Mert, in conjunction with Harold Masursky and Gerard de Vaucoleurs, established the topocentric reference point for the prime meridian on Mars as the small crater Airy-O, which thus occupies a role analogous to that of Greenwich, England for the Earth. He was to play that historic prime meridian role for nearly all the solid bodies in the Solar System over the ensuing decades as well as a continuing role on the IAU committee that named officially the surface features of Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the satellites of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus.

  14. Charles William Lacaillade. Biologist, Parasitologist, Educator, and Mentor.

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    Imperato, Pascal James

    2017-02-01

    Charles William Lacaillade (1904-1978) was an eminent biologist in the middle decades of the twentieth century. He was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts of parents whose ancestors were French Canadians. His father, also named Charles William Lacaillade, was a dentist who graduated from Tufts University School of Dentistry in 1898. His mother, Elodia Eno, came from a family of very successful businessmen. Lacaillade was the third of six children. His two older brothers, Harold Carleton and Hector Eno, both graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, while his younger brother, Lawrence, became a businessman. His sister, Luemma, married Dr. Henry Steadman, a veterinarian, while his youngest sister, Gloria, married a U.S. Army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Victor Anido. Lacaillade received his MS and PhD degrees in biology and zoology from Harvard University. He then became a fellow at The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. At both institutions, he studied under some of the most eminent biological scientists of the time. These included Rudolf W. Glaser, George Howard Parker, Theobald Smith, Carl TenBroeck, and William Morton Wheeler. At the Rockefeller Institute, he co-discovered the vector and mode of transmission of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis. This discovery, and the research he conducted with Rudolf W. Glaser, quickly established him as an outstanding biological researcher. However, a change in leadership at the Rockefeller Institute resulted in research priorities being given to the disciplines of general physiology, physical chemistry, and nutrition. This shift in the research agenda away from the biological sciences precluded career advancement at the Rockefeller Institute for post-doctoral fellows like Lacaillade. It was the height of the Great Depression, and even biologists with terminal doctoral degrees found it difficult to find positions. In 1935, Lacaillade accepted a position as an assistant in biology at St. John

  15. Macrodactylini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae: primary types of type species and taxonomic changes to the generic classification

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    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Type series for 35 type species of Macrodactylini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae are studied and taxonomic changes are proposed. The following 35 lectotypes are designated: Agaocnemis pruina Moser, 1918; Amphicrania ursina Burmeister, 1855; Anomalochilus singularis Blanchard, 1850; Anomalonyx uruguayensis Moser, 1921; Aulanota sulcipennis Moser, 1924; Barybas nanus Blanchard, 1850; Barybas volvulus Burmeister, 1855; Calodactylus tibialis Blanchard, 1850; Ceraspis pruinosa LePeletier de Saint-Fargeau & Audinet-Serville, 1828; Ceratolontha venezuelae Arrow, 1948; Chariodactylus chacoensis Moser, 1919; Clavipalpus dejeani Laporte, 1832; Corminus canescens Burmeister, 1855; Ctenotis obesa Burmeister, 1855; Ctilocephala pellucens Burmeister, 1855; Demodema fallax Blanchard, 1850; Euryaspis gaudichaudii Blanchard, 1851; Faula cornuta Blanchard, 1850; Gama grandicornis Blanchard, 1850; Gastrohoplus mirabilis Moser, 1921; Mallotarsus spadiceus Blanchard, 1850; Manodactylus gaujoni Moser, 1919; Manopus biguttatus Conte de Castelnau, 1840; Melolontha rufipennis Fabricius, 1801; Oedichira pachydactyla Burmeister, 1855; Pachycerus castaneipennis Guérin-Méneville, 1831; Pachylotoma viridis Blanchard, 1850; Pectinosoma elongata Arrow, 1913; Philochlaenia virescens Blanchard, 1842; Plectris tomentosa LePeletier de Saint-Fargeau & Audinet-Serville, 1828; Pseudohercitis viridiaenea Moser, 1921; Rhinaspoides aeneofusca Moser, 1919; Schizochelus flavescens Blanchard, 1850; Serica marmorea Guérin-Méneville, 1831; and Ulomenes hypocrita Blanchard, 1850. The following six genera are revalidated: Byrasba Harold, 1869 (formerly a synonym of Rhinaspis Perty, 1833; Euryaspis Blanchard, 1851 (formerly a synonym of Plectris LePeletier de Saint-Fargeau & Audinet-Serville, 1828; Junkia Dalla Torre, 1913 (formerly a synonym of Plectris; Faula Blanchard, 1850 (formerly a synonym of Ceraspis LePeletier de Saint-Fargeau & Audinet-Serville, 1828; Paulosawaya

  16. The effects of student-level and classroom-level factors on elementary students' science achievement in five countries

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    needed. For all the countries investigated, with the exception of Singapore, the between-class variance was much smaller than the within-class variance. Japan had the smallest variation in science achievement among classrooms which indicates the homogeneity across classrooms in Japan. Increasing awareness and knowledge of gender neutral instructional techniques, providing a non-threatening, rich and supportive environment for both genders in classrooms by elementary teachers are to be encouraged. To improve students' self beliefs about science, it is recommended that teachers model science activities and accommodate students' needs and abilities (Bandura, 1997; Britner & Pajares, 2006). Schools and teachers are recommended to develop a successful home-school partnership for improved student learning and positive attitudes toward science (Eccles & Harold, 1996; Epstein & Salinas, 2004). Furthermore, developing a knowledge base for teachers regarding the influences of classroom and school composition is highlighted (Honig, Kahne, & McLaughlin, 2001; Murrel, 2001). At the classroom- and school-level, policy efforts could focus on the distribution of educational resources (Condron & Roscigno, 2003; Goesling, 2003) to compensate for poor family background.

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available -Barbara Watson Andaya, Susan Blackburn, Love, sex and power; Women in Southeast Asia. Clayton VIC: Monash Asia Institute, 2001, iv + 144 pp. [Monash papers on Southeast Asia 55.] -Kathryn Gay Anderson, Juliette Koning ,Women and households in Indonesia; Cultural notions and social practices. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 2000, xiii + 354 pp. [Nordic Institute of Asian studies, studies in Asian topics 27.], Marleen Nolten, Janet Rodenburg (eds -Greg Bankoff, Takeshi Kawanaka, Power in a Philippine city. Chiba: Institute of developing economies, 2002, 118 pp. [IDE Occasional papers series 38.] -René van den Berg, John Lynch ,The Oceanic languages. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 2002, xvii + 924 pp., Malcolm Ross, Terry Crowley (eds -H.J.M. Claessen, Douglas Oliver, Polynesia in early historic times. Honolulu: Bess Press, 2002, 305 pp. -Harold Crouch, Andrew Rosser, The politics of economic liberalisation in Indonesia; State, market and power. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 2002, xv + 232 pp. -Hans Hägerdal, Arend de Roever, De jacht op sandelhout; De VOC en de tweedeling van Timor in de zeventiende eeuw. Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2002, 383 pp. -Fiona Harris, Lorraine V. Aragon ,Structuralism's transformations; Order and revision in Indonesian and Malaysian societies; Paper written in honor of Clark E. Cunningham. Tempe AZ: Arizona State University Press, 1999, lxii + 402 pp., Susan D. Russell (eds -David Henley, Christiaan Heersink, Dependence on green gold: A socio-economic history of the Indonesian coconut island Selayar. Leiden: KITlV Press, 1999, xviii + 371 pp. [Verhandelingen 184.] -David Hicks, James T. Siegel ,Southeast Asia over three generations; Essays presented to Benedict R.O'G. Anderson 2003, 398 pp. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Southeast Asia program. [Studies on Southeast Asia 36.], Audrey R. Kahin (eds -Janny de Jong, L. de Jong, The collapse of a colonial society; The Dutch in Indonesia during the second world war. With an introduction by

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    John Beattie

    1967-01-01

    Full Text Available - Frederick G.G. Rose, Helen Sheils, Australian aboriginal studies: A symposium of papers presented at the 1961 research conference. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, London, Wellington, New York, 1963. xx & 505 pp., 3 figures, Map of Australia as endpapers, selected bibliographies and index. - M.J. Meggitt, Frederik G.G. Rose, The wind of change in Central Australia. Academie-Verlag Berlin, 1965. 190 pages text, 150 pages tables, 56 pages photographs, 2 maps. - T.J.C. Brasser, Alan Dundes, The morphology of North American Indian folktales. FF Communications, VOL. LXXXI3, No. 195; Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia / Academia Scientarum Fennica, Helsinki, 1964. 134 pp. - R.T. Zuidema, R.A.M. van Zantwijk, Lastdragers en hoofden; de sociale en culturele eigenheid van een Taraskische gemeenschap. 212 pp., 16 foto’s, 3 kaarten, 3 aanhangsels, bibliografie. Rototype, Amsterdam 1965. - R.T. Zuidema, E. Tabio, Excavaciones en la costa central del Perú (1955-58. Departamento de Antropología. Academia de Ciencias de la República de Cuba. La Habana 1965. 108 pags. - R.T. Zuidema, Paul Kosok, Life, land and water in ancient Peru. Long Island University Press. New York 1965. 264 pp. Vele foto’s, kaarten en tekeningen. - P.E. de Josselin de Jong, Johannes Wilbert, The evolution of horticultural systems in native South America. Soc. de Ciencias Naturales La Salle, Caracas 1961. 128 pp. - P.E. de Josselin de Jong, Laurence C. Judd, Dry rice agriculture in Northern Thailand. Data paper nr. 52, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University. Ithaca, N.Y., 1964. 81 pp. - P.E. de Josselin de Jong, Harold C. Conklin, El estudio del cultivo de roza. The study of shifting cultivation. Union Pan-americana, Washington, D.C. 1963. 185 pp. - M. Daneel, M. Fortes, African systems of thought. Oxford University Press for Internat. Afr. Inst., London 1965. 382 pp., index, and clef francaise., G. Dieterlen (eds. - A.A. Trouwborst, F.J.J. Verstraelen, Le patrimoine religieux des

  19. ESDORA: A Data Archive Infrastructure Using Digital Object Model and Open Source Frameworks

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    Shrestha, Biva; Pan, Jerry; Green, Jim; Palanisamy, Giriprakash; Wei, Yaxing; Lenhardt, W.; Cook, R. Bob; Wilson, B. E.; Leggott, M.

    2011-12-01

    different data descriptions, including structured metadata, data history, auditing trails, are captured and coupled with the data content. The semantic store provides a foundation for possible further utilizations, including provide full-fledged Earth Science ontology for data interpretation or lineage tracking. Datasets from the NASA-sponsored Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC) as well as from the Synthesis Thematic Data Center (MAST-DC) are used in a testing deployment with the system. The testing deployment allows us to validate the features and values described here for the integrated system, which will be presented here. Overall, we believe that the integrated system is valid, reusable data archive software that provides digital stewardship for Earth Sciences data content, now and in the future. References: [1] Devarakonda, Ranjeet, and Harold Shanafield. "Drupal: Collaborative framework for science research." Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS), 2011 International Conference on. IEEE, 2011. [2] Devarakonda, Ranjeet, et al. "Semantic search integration to climate data." Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS), 2014 International Conference on. IEEE, 2014.

  20. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available -Greg Bankoff, Alfred W. McCoy, Lives at the margin; Biography of Filipinos obscure, ordinary and heroic. Madison, Wisconsin: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madion, v + 481 pp. -Greg Bankoff, Clive J. Christie, Ideology and revolution in Southeast Asia 1900-1980; Political ideas of the anti-colonial era. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press, xi + 236 pp. -René van den Berg, Videa P. de Guzman ,Grammatical analysis; Morphology, syntax, and semantics; Studies in honor of Stanley Starosta. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, xv + 298 pp. [Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication 29.], Byron W. Bender (eds -Wayne A. Bougas, Daniel Perret ,Batu Aceh; Warisan sejarah Johor. Kuala Lumpour: École francaise d'Extrême Orient, Johor Baru: Yayasan Warisan Johor, xxxviii + 510 pp., Kamarudin Ab. Razak (eds -Freek Colombijn, Benedict R. O.G. Anderson, Violence and the state in Suharto's Indonesia. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program, 247 pp. [Studies on Southeast Asia 30.] -Harold Crouch, Stefan Eklöf, Indonesian politics in crisis; The long fall of Suharto, 1996-98. Copenhagen: Nodic Institute of Asian Studies, 1999, xi + 272 pp. [NIAS Studies in Contemporary Asia 1.] -John Gullick, Kumar Ramakrishna, Emergency propaganda; The winning of Malayan hearts and minds 1948-1958. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 2002, xii + 306 pp. -Han Bing Siong, Daniel S. Lev, Legal evolution and political authority in Indonesia; Selected essays. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2000, 349 pp., The Hague, London, Boston: Kluwer International. -David Henley, Laura Lee Junker, Raiding, trading, and feasting; The political economy of Philippine chiefdoms. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1999, ix + 477 pp. -R.D. Hill, Jonathan Rigg, Southeast Asia; The human landscape of modernization and development. London: Routledge, 1997, xxv + 326 pp. -Adrian Horridge, Gene Ammarell, Bugis navigation. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale

  1. An index of financial safety of China

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    Full Text Available Purpose: This paper combines a synthetic index system by the variables and evaluates China’s financial safety through the change of indexes in a comprehensive way. First of all, it builds the financial industry evaluation index system composed of 25indicators in terms of the operation of the financial industry and external economic environment and particularly takes into consideration factors which might trigger liquidity risks such as off-balance-sheet business, interbank business and shadow banking; then it selects 10 indicators to conduct empirical analysis and identifies the indicator weight through principal component analysis; finally it combines the financial safety indexes through the linear weighted comprehensive evaluation model.Design/methodology/approach: Synthesis of indexes is made by constructing a proper comprehensive evaluation mathematical model, integrating a number of evaluation indexes into one comprehensive evaluation index and then obtaining corresponding comprehensive evaluation results. In this paper, it selects 10 indexes to conduct empirical analysis and identifies the index weight through principal component analysis; finally it combines the financial safety indexes through the linear weighted comprehensive evaluation model. Principal component analysis (PCA is a statistical procedure that uses an orthogonal transformation to convert a set of observations of possibly correlated variables into a set of values of linearly uncorrelated variables called principal components. PCA was invented in 1901 and was later independently developed (and named by Harold Hotelling in the 1930s.Findings: From 2003 to 2013 China’s financial safety indexes fluctuated. From 2003 to 2007 indexes rose, which indicates China’s financial safety status gradually improved; from 2007 to 2009 indexes declined, which indicates due to the impact of subprime crisis, China’s financial safety status took a turn for the worse; from 2009 to 2012

  2. Book Reviews

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    , Harold Brookfield, South-East Asia’s environmental future; The search for sustainability. Tokyo: United Nations University Press, Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1993, xxxii + 422 pp., maps, tables, figures, index., Yvonne Byron (eds. - Antje van der Hoek, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, De emancipatie van Molukse vrouwen in Nederland. Utrecht: Van Arkel,1992, Francy Leatemia-Toma-tala (eds. - Michael Hitchcock, Brita L. Miklouho-Maklai, Exposing Society’s Wounds; Some aspects of Indonesian Art since 1966. Adelaide: Flinders University Asian studies Monograph No.5, illustrations, 1991, iii + 125 pp - Nico Kaptein, Fred R. von der Mehden, Two Worlds of Islam; Interaction between Southeast Asia and the Middle East.Gainesville etc: University Press of Florida 1993, xiii + 128 pp - Nico Kaptein, Karel Steenbrink, Dutch Colonialism and Indonesian Islam; Contacts and Conflicts 1596-1950. Amsterdam-Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1993. - Harry A. Poeze, Rudolf Mrázek, Sjahrir; Politics and exile in Indonesia. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program, 1994. - W.G.J. Remmelink, Takao Fusayama, A Japanese memoir of Sumatra 1945-1946; Love and hatred in the liberation war. Ithaca: Cornell University (Cornell Modern Indonesia Project Monograph series 71, 1993, 151 pp., maps, illustrations. - Ratna Saptari, Diana Wolf, Factory Daughters; Gender, Household Dynamics, and Rural Industrialization in Java. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. - Ignatius Supriyanto, Ward Keeler, Javanese Shadow Puppets. Singapore (etc.: Oxford University Press, 1992, vii + 72 pp.,bibl., ills. (Images of Asia. - Brian Z. Tamanaha,S.J.D., Juliana Flinn, Review of diplomas and thatch houses; Asserting tradition in a changing Micronesia. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992. - Gerard Termorshuizen, Dorothée Buur, Indische jeugdliteratuur; Geannoteerde bibliografie van jeugdboeken over Nederlands-Indië en Indonesië, 1825-1991. Leiden, KITLV Uitgeverij, 1992, 470 pp

  3. Book Reviews

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    Siewah, The lotus and the dagger: The Capildeo speeches (1957-1994. Port of Spain: Chakra Publishing House, 1994. 811 pp. -Donald R. Hill, Forty years of steel: An annotated discography of steel band and Pan recordings, 1951-1991. Jeffrey Thomas (comp.. Westport CT: Greenwood, 1992. xxxii + 307 pp. -Jill A. Leonard, André Lucrèce, Société et modernité: Essai d'interprétation de la société martiniquaise. Case Pilote, Martinique: Editions de l'Autre Mer, 1994. 188 pp. -Dirk H. van der Elst, Ben Scholtens ,Gaama Duumi, Buta Gaama: Overlijden en opvolging van Aboikoni, grootopperhoofd van de Saramaka bosnegers. Stanley Dieko. Paramaribo: Afdeling Cultuurstudies/Minov; Amsterdam: Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, 1992. 204 pp., Gloria Wekker, Lady van Putten (eds -Rosemarijn Hoefte, Chandra van Binnendijk ,Sranan: Cultuur in Suriname. Amsterdam: Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen/Rotterdam: Museum voor Volkenkunde, 1992. 159 pp., Paul Faber (eds -Harold Munneke, A.J.A. Quintus Bosz, Grepen uit de Surinaamse rechtshistorie. Paramaribo: Vaco, 1993. 176 pp. -Harold Munneke, Irvin Kanhai ,Strijd om grond in Suriname: Verkenning van het probleem van de grondenrechten van Indianen en Bosnegers. Paramaribo, 1993, 200 pp., Joyce Nelson (eds -Ronald Donk, J. Hartog, De geschiedenis van twee landen: De Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba. Zaltbommel: Europese Bibliotheek, 1993. 183 pp. -Aart G. Broek, J.J. Oversteegen, In het schuim van grauwe wolken: Het leven van Cola Debrot tot 1948. Amsterdam: Muelenhoff, 1994. 556 pp.''Gemunt op wederkeer: Het leven van Cola Debrot vanaf 1948. Amsterdam: Muelenhoff, 1994. 397 pp.

  4. Obituary: Horace Welcome Babcock, 1912-2003

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    Vaughan, Arthur Harris

    2003-12-01

    Horace Welcome Babcock died in Santa Barbara, California on 29 August 2003, fifteen days short of his ninety-first birthday. An acclaimed authority on solar and stellar magnetism and the originator of ingenious advances in astronomical instrumentation in his earlier career, he served as Director of Mount Wilson and Palomar (later Hale) Observatories from 1964 until his retirement in 1978. The founding of the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Las Campanas Observatory in Chile was the culmination of his directorship. Horace was born in Pasadena California on 13 September 1912, the only child of Harold Delos Babcock and Mary G. Henderson. His father, an electrical engineer and physicist by training, had been hired by George Ellery Hale to work at the recently founded Mount Wilson Solar Observatory beginning in 1909. Thus Horace spent much of his boyhood on Mount Wilson in the company of astronomers. Horace developed an early interest in astronomy, worked as a volunteer solar observer at Mount Wilson and published his first paper in 1932, with his father. He was fascinated by fine mechanisms and by optical and electrical instruments. After graduating from Caltech with a degree in structural engineering in 1934, he earned his PhD in astronomy at Lick Observatory in 1938. His dissertation provided the first measurement of the rotational velocity curve and a derivation of the mass-to-luminosity ratio for M31; this work is still cited in reviews of the study of ``dark matter." Horace served as a research assistant at Lick Observatory (1938 39) and an Instructor at the University of Chicago's McDonald and Yerkes Observatories (1939--41) under Otto Struve. He undertook radar-related wartime electronics work at the MIT Radiation Laboratory (1941 42) and then worked on aircraft rocket launchers as part of the Caltech Rocket Project (1942 45). This project brought him into contact with Ira S. Bowen, head of the project's Photographic Division. Impressed with his knowledge of

  5. Le Cyrano de Bergerac de Jacques Prévot

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    2012-04-01

    que, pour éviter au roman de Cyrano une autre censure embarrassante et onéreuse, les « publicateurs » (Le Bret, Charles de Sercy, Jean de Cuigy et peut-être le dédicataire Regnault des Boisclairs ont très probablement eux-mêmes coupé et révisé le texte. La plume de Le Bret se trahit partout, avec sa pléthore de « de sorte que », et une variante de 1657, qu’une minute de notaire (vive l’interdisciplinarité ! permet de dater de 1656, se révèle donc posthume. Autre réseau, mais un peu le même, grâce auquel la vie de Cyrano et celle de ses œuvres se matérialisent et s’étoffent. Une analyse méticuleuse des manuscrits aurait peut-être permis au critique d’y voir clair : la nature composite du texte de 1657, que Prévot a attestée malgré lui, relance la question de la véracité de Le Bret en ce qui concerne sa mission de publier le roman. Mais tout cela passe inaperçu et le recours répétitif à « un » censeur imaginaire permet au critique de tout et de ne rien expliquer. Pour finir sont brièvement rappelées ici deux fausses attributions, répétées depuis 1978 : la substitution d’un personnage du roman qui fait dire à un adolescent tout le discours d’un professeur d’académie sur l’atomisme matérialiste et athée, et l’attribution à Cyrano de sept mazarinades de 1649 que Prévot continue à soutenir, bien qu’un test linguistique, inspiré par les travaux de Harold Love, ait démontré en 2004 l’invraisemblance de ces attributions. Mais Prévot ne le mentionne pas : soit on ignore soit on met sous le boisseau…In his last book on Cyrano’s life and works, Jacques Prévot mainly repeats his 1977-1978 doctoral thesis. As far as biography is concerned, important components, particularly two related to religion and to the army, are ignored or underevaluated. The discovery of Cyrano’s maternal genealogy has revealed, in 2000, a milieu of very pious people, some of which were influent in the Compagnie du

  6. Obituary: Elizabeth Katherine Holmes, 1973-2004

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    Beichman, Charles Arnold

    2004-12-01

    Elizabeth (Beth) K. Holmes died suddenly in Pasadena on March 23, 2004, from the unexpected effects of a long-standing heart condition. She was 30 years old. At the moment of her passing, she was at her computer comparing her theoretical models on the effects of planets on the distribution of zodiacal dust with some of the first observations from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Born on June 24, 1973, in New York City, Beth was the only child of James and Barbara Holmes, who were respectively, a financial manager and a nurse and social worker. Undeterred by numerous treatments and operations to correct a congenital heart condition, Beth developed an interest in math and physics leading to her graduation from MIT in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in Physics. She entered the University of Florida shortly afterwards to begin her PhD studies under the direction of Stanley Dermott. Beth was particularly interested in the dynamics of interplanetary dust, and initially worked on secular perturbations of the zodiacal cloud: how the planets impose warping of the cloud, and how they can force the center of the cloud to be offset from the Sun. Despite the fact that Beth was primarily a theorist, she was keen to include some observing experience in her PhD education. She recently completed an observing program with Harold Butner at the Steward and Palomar Observatories looking for submillimeter and mid-infrared emission around nearby main-sequence stars - a signpost of planetary formation. The results were published last year in the Astronomical Journal. Beth's PhD thesis work, some results of which were recently published in the Astrophysical Journal, focused on dust originating in the Kuiper belt and how some of this dust is expected to be spatially structured due to resonant interactions with Neptune. This phenomenon may be quite common in other planetary systems, with recent images of Epsilon Eridani perhaps providing a prime example of a Kuiper disk analog. After graduating

  7. Cepheids and their 'Cocoons'

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    2006-02-01

    the brightest members of the Cepheid class. Its short period is characteristic of a relatively small supergiant, with a radius of "only" 43 times that of the Sun. These results are published in two articles to appear in Astronomy and Astrophysics: "Extended envelopes around Galactic Cepheids I. L Car from near and mid-infrared interferometry with the VLTI" by P. Kervella et al., and "Extended envelopes around Cepheids II. Near infrared interferometric observations of Polaris and delta Cep using CHARA/FLUOR" by Antoine Mérand et al. The first paper is available as a PDF file from the editor's web site. The team is composed of Pierre Kervella, Antoine Mérand, Vincent Coudé du Foresto , Guy Perrin (LESIA, Paris Observatory, France), Stephen T. Ridgway (NOAO, Tucson, US and CHARA, Georgia, US), Jason P. Aufdenberg (NOAO, Tucson, US), Theo A. ten Brummelaar, Harold A. McAlister, Laszlo Sturmann, Judit Sturmann, Nils H. Turner and David H. Berger (CHARA, Georgia, US). The Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) Array interferometer is operated by the Georgia State University, United States.

  8. Book Reviews

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    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available - A.S. Baer, Philip Houghton, People of the Great Ocean; Aspects of human biology of the early Pacific. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996, x + 292 pp. - Greg Bankoff, Vicente L. Rafael, Figures of criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines, and colonial Vietnam. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Southeast Asis Program, 1999, 258 pp. - Harold Brookfield, Donald Denoon, The Cambridge history of the Pacific Islanders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997, xvi + 518 pp., Stewart Firth, Jocelyn Linnekin (eds. - Cynthia Chou, Shoma Munshi, Clifford Sather, The Bajau Laut; Adaptation, history, and fate in a maritime fishing society of south-eastern Sabah. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1997, xviii + 359 pp. - Cynthia Chou, Shoma Munshi, Krishna Sen, Gender and power in affluent Asia. London: Routledge, 1998, xiii + 323 pp., Maila Stivens (eds. - Freek Colombijn, Arne Kalland, Environmental movements in Asia. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 1998, xiii + 296 pp. [Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Man and Nature in Asia Series 4.], Gerard Persoon (eds. - Kirsten W. Endres, Phan Huy Chu, Hai trinh chi luoc; Récit sommaire d’un voyage en mer (1833; Un émissaire Vietnamien à Batavia. Paris: EHESS, 1994, viii + 228 pp. [Cahier d’Archipel 25.] - Aone van Engelenhoven, Veronica Du Feu, Rapanui. London: Routledge, 1996, xv + 217 pp. [Routledge Descriptive Grammars.] - Fukui Hayao, Peter Boomgard, Paper landscapes; Explorations in the environmental history of Indonesia, 1997, vi + 424 pp. Leiden: KITLV Press. [Verhandelingen 178.], Freek Colombijn, David Henley (eds. - Volker Heeschen, J. Miedema, Texts from the oral tradition in the south-western Bird’s Head Peninsula of Irian Jaya; Teminabuan and hinterland. Leiden: DSALCUL, Jakarta: ISIR, 1995, vi + 98 pp. [Irian Jaya Source Materials 14.] - Volker Heeschen, J. Miedema, Texts from the oral tradition in the southern Bird’s Head Peninsula of Irian Jaya; Inanwatan-Berau, Arandai

  9. Proceedings of the international workshop on building the new HRA: errors of commission - from research to application

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    2003-01-01

    confusion matrix approach to identifying errors of commission resulting from inaccurate plant instrumentation and, subsequently, operator entry into incorrect procedures. Harold Blackman of INEEL/USA provided an update to the SPAR HRA screening method under development at the US NRC. David Gertman, INEEL/USA, discussed the role of latent maintenance errors in plant events. J. W. Kim of KAERI/Korea showed the development of a new human error analysis procedure for emergency tasks. Leopold Antolin, WANO Paris Centre, provided analysis of the effects of the fidelity of the training simulator on HRA. John Forester, Sandia National Laboratory/USA, reviewed HRA for fire assessments and highlighted needed improvements in HRA quantification of errors of commission. Bruce Hallbert, INEEL/USA, presented profiles of human performance identified through the analysis of operating events. David Gertman, INEEL/USA, provided technical basis and considerations for considering management and organisation factors in PSA. Ali Mosleh, University of Maryland/USA, discussed the topics of model-informed data collection and commission errors in the telephone industry. John Wreathall, John Wreathall and Co./USA, presented a timely overview of the issues involved in selecting a satisfactory HRA method. Gareth Parry, US NRC, discussed needed developments in HRA from a regulatory perspective. Erik Hollnagel, University of Linkoping/Sweden, discussed errors, error mechanisms, and the relationship to systemic performance. US industry and regulatory research plans were discussed as well. George Loignon from the V.C. Summer Power Station discussed the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) program for the HRA/PRA Tools Users Group, and Nathan Siu, US NRC, reviewed the NRC Program in Human Reliability Analysis

  10. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available -Timothy P. Barnard, Cynthia Chou, Indonesian sea nomads; Money, magic, and fear of the Orang Suku Laut. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003, xii + 159 pp. -R.H. Barnes, Toos van Dijk, Gouden eiland in de Bandazee; Socio-kosmische ideeën op Marsela, Maluku Tenggara, Indonesië. Leiden: Onderzoekschool voor Aziatische, Afrikaanse en Amerindische studies (CNWS, Universiteit Leiden, 2000, 458 pp. [CNWS Publications 94.] -Andrew Beatty, Peter G. Riddell, Islam and the Malay-Indonesian world; Transmission and responses. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2001, xvii + 349 pp. -Peter Boomgaard, Richard H. Grove ,El Niño - history and crisis; Studies from the Asia-Pacific region. Cambridge: White Horse Press, 2000, 230 pp., John Chappell (eds -Bernardita Reyes Churchill, Florentino Rodao, Franco y el imperio japonés; Imágenes y propaganda en tiempos de guerra. Barcelona: Plaza and Janés, 2002, 669 pp. -Matthew Cohen, Stuart Robson, The Kraton; Selected essays on Javanese courts. Translated by Rosemary Robson-McKillop. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2003, xxvi + 397 pp. [Translation series 28.] -Serge Dunis, Ben Finney, Sailing in the wake of the ancestors; Reviving Polynesian voyaging. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 2003, 176 pp. [Legacy of excellence.] -Heleen Gall, Jan A. Somers, De VOC als volkenrechtelijke actor. Deventer: Gouda Quint, Rotterdam: Sanders Instituut, 2001, x + 350 pp. -David Henley, Harold Brookfield, Exploring agrodiversity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001, xix + 348 pp. -David Hicks, Ernst van Veen ,A guide to the sources of the history of Dutch-Portuguese relations in Asia (1594-1797. With a foreword by Leonard Blussé. Leiden: Institute for the history of European expansion, 2001, iv + 378 pp. [Intercontinenta 24.], Daniël Klijn (eds -Nico Kaptein, Donald J. Porter, Managing politics and Islam in Indonesia. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2002, xxi + 264 pp. -Victor T. King, Monica Janowski, The forest, source of life; The Kelabit of

  11. Preface: Phonons 2007

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    2007-06-01

    presentations gave rise to 185 articles published in the present proceedings. The traditional topics of this conference series (phonons in superconductors and new materials, lattice dynamics, phonons in glasses and disordered materials, phase transitions, light, neutrons and x-ray inelastic scattering) were still very important in the scientific program but an increasing number of contributions occurred in the fields of coherent phonon generation, phonons in nanoscaled structures and nano/micro thermal phonon transport, expressing the growing involvement of condensed matter physicists in nanosciences. Areas like acoustic solitons and phononic crystals are now well established. Two noteworthy contributions have been brought in the long term quest for an operational SASER : one by Harold De Wijn's group from Utrecht in the classical ruby system and another one by Anthony Kent's group from Nottingham, who used semiconductor nanodevices to realize both an amplifying medium and a cavity. With these semiconductor devices the possibility for engineering, generation and detection of THz acoustic phonons are now imminent. By tradition, a prize is awarded every three years at the International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter to honour a scientist for his outstanding contributions to the field of phonon physics. For this twelfth edition, Humphrey Maris has been honoured for his numerous breakthroughs in the physics of phonons and quantum fluids. According to the words of James Wolfe 'Humphrey Maris has delighted and innovated the members of our phonon community with an entertaining style and challenging wit'. Prizes were also awarded for the best presentations during the poster sessions. The two winners were Peter van Capel from Utrecht, Netherlands, ('Simulations of acoustic soliton-induced chirping of exciton resonances') and Patrick Emery from Lille, France, ('Acoustic attenuation in silica in the 100-250 GHz range using coloured picosecond ultrasonics). Both prizes

  12. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available -Timothy Barnard, J.M. Gullick, A history of Selangor (1766-1939. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1989, vi + 220 pp. [MBRAS Monograph 28.] -Okke Braadbaart, Michael L. Ross, Timber booms and institutional breakdown in Southeast Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, xvi + 237 pp. -H.J.M. Claessen, Patrick Vinton Kirch ,Hawaiki, ancestral Polynesia; An essay in historical anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, xvii + 375 pp., Roger C. Green (eds -Harold Crouch, R.E. Elson, Suharto; A political biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, xix + 389 pp. -Kees van Dijk, H.W. Arndt ,Southeast Asia's economic crisis; Origins, lessons, and the way forward. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian studies, 1999, ix + 182 pp., Hal Hill (eds -Kees van Dijk, Sebastiaan Pompe, De Indonesische algemene verkiezingen 1999. Leiden: KITLV Uitgeverij, 1999, 290 pp. -David van Duuren, Albert G. van Zonneveld, Traditional weapons of the Indonesian archipelago. Leiden: Zwartenkot art books, 2001, 160 pp. -Peter van Eeuwijk, Christian Ph. Josef Lehner, Die Heiler von Samoa. O Le Fofo; Monographie über die Heiler und die Naturheilmethoden in West-Samoa. Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 1999, 234 pp. [Mensch und Gesellschaft 4.] -Hans Hägerdal, Frans Hüsken ,Reading Asia; New research of Asian studies. Richmond: Curzon, 2001, xvi + 338 pp., Dick van der Meij (eds -Terence E. Hays, Jelle Miedema ,Perspectives on the Bird's head of Irian Jaya, Indonesia; Proceedings of the conference, Leiden, 13-17 October 1997. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1998, xiii + 982 pp. (editors with the assistance of Connie Baak, Cecilia Odé, Rien A.C. Dam (eds -Menno Hekker, Peter Metcalf, They lie, we lie; Getting on with anthropology. London: Routledge, 2002, ix + 155 pp. -David Henley, Foong Kin, Social and behavioural aspects of malaria control; A study among the Murut of Sabah. Phillips, Maine: Borneo research council , 2000, xx

  13. Especially for High School Teachers

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    Howell, J. Emory

    1999-02-01

    Secondary School Feature Articles * Building the Interest of High School Students for Science-A PACT Ambassador Program To Investigate Soap Manufacturing and Industrial Chemistry, by Matthew Lynch, Nicholas Geary, Karen Hagaman, Ann Munson, and Mark Sabo, p 191. * Promoting Chemistry at the Elementary Level, by Larry L. Louters and Richard D. Huisman, p 196. * Is It Real Gold? by Harold H. Harris, p 198. * The "Big Dog-Puppy Dog" Analogy for Resonance, by Todd P. Silverstein, p 206. * The Fizz Keeper, a Case Study in Chemical Education, Equilibrium, and Kinetics, by Reed A. Howald, p 208. Staying on Top: Curricular Projects, Relativistic Effects, and Standard-State Pressure You may wonder why some articles are identified with the Secondary School Chemistry logo (*) this month even though at first glance they appear to be of greater interest to college faculty.1 The three articles discussed below are representative of three broad categories: (i) the interrelatedness of science teaching and learning, K-16+; (ii) new understandings of chemical phenomena; and (iii) information about the use of SI units. For each article I have highlighted the major point(s) and the reasons it may be of interest to high school teachers. First, the article "The NSF 'Systemic' Projects- A New Tradition" (G. M. Barrow, p 158) is a commentary on changes in post-secondary introductory chemistry courses in which a distinction is drawn between information management and individual understanding. The author is of the opinion that most students expect the former and that the NSF-funded systemic projects "will thrive only if they are consistent with their information-management mission". Three individuals provided responses to the commentary from their perspective. Has a student asked you why mercury is a liquid, or why gold is the most electronegative metal? "Gold Chemistry: The Aurophilic Attraction" by J. Bardají and A. Laguna (p 201) and "Why Gold and Copper Are Colored but Silver Is Not" by

  14. Electric Power Generation from Low to Intermediate Temperature Resources

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    Gosnold, William D. [Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (United States)

    2015-06-18

    produced 26 peer-reviewed papers and 62 presentations at professional meetings. Faculty involved in the program developed five graduate level courses covering different elements in heat flow and geothermal energy that are now offered in the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering. Lessons learned – Keys to developing a successful project;1. Determine target formations; a. Data from oil and gas operators, state oil and gas regulatory agencies, and state geological surveys help to identify producing formations and their properties; 2. Determine the quantity of energy available in the target formations; a. A complete thermal analysis of the basin or region yields the most useful information; b. Critical data include: BHT, heat flow, stratigraphy, lithology, lithological properties, and thermal conductivity, subsurface structure; 3. Determine fluid production potential; a. State oil and gas regulatory agencies, and state geological surveys have data on oil, gas and water production. State Water Commission/Agencies have data on water quality, aquifers, and regulations; b. Consider single horizontal wells, multiple conventional wells, and unitized fields; 4. Calculate energy production capacity of each formation based on different well combination and power plant scenarios. This is a broad overview rather than a site specific analysis; 5. Research and understand the local electrical power industry. Obtain the PPA before committing to the project; 6. Work with the high-level personnel in the oil company partner. Obtain an MOU that addresses all issues in the project including what to expect if the company goes out of business, is bought out, changes management, etc; and 7. Be prepared for project delays.

  15. National Geothermal Data System: Transforming the Discovery, Access, and Analytics of Data for Geothermal Exploration

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    Patten, Kim [Arizona Geological Survey

    2013-05-01

    data are insufficient for promoting geothermal exploration. Authors of this paper are Arlene Anderson, US DOE Geothermal Technologies Office, David Blackwell, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Cathy Chickering (SMU), Toni Boyd, Oregon Institute of Technology’s GeoHeat Center, Roland Horne, Stanford University, Matthew MacKenzie, Uberity, Joe Moore, University of Utah, Duane Nickull, Uberity, Stephen Richard, Arizona Geological Survey, and Lisa Shevenell, University of Nevada, Reno. “NGDS User Centered Design: Meeting the Needs of the Geothermal Community,” discusses the user- centered design approach taken in the development of a user interface solution for the NGDS. The development process is research based, highly collaborative, and incorporates state-of-the-art practices to ensure a quality user interface for the widest and greatest utility. Authors of this paper are Harold Blackman, Boise State University, Suzanne Boyd, Anthro-Tech, Kim Patten, Arizona Geological Survey, and Sam Zheng, Siemens Corporate Research. “Fueling Innovation and Adoption by Sharing Data on the DOE Geothermal Data Repository Node on the National Geothermal Data System,” describes the motivation behind the development of the Geothermal Data Repository (GDR) and its role in the NGDS. This includes the benefits of using the GDR to share geothermal data of all types and DOE’s data submission process. Authors of this paper are Jon Weers, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Arlene Anderson, US DOE Geothermal Technologies Office. Finally, “Developing the NGDS Adoption of CKAN for Domestic & International Data Deployment,” provides an overview of the “Node-In-A-Box” software package designed to provide data consumers with a highly functional interface to access the system, and to ease the burden on data providers who wish to publish data in the system. It is important to note that this software package constitutes a reference implementation and that the NGDS architecture

  16. EDITORIAL: Special Issue: CAMOP MOLEC XV

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    2006-01-01

    upon genetic algorithms and its performance is demonstrated on the example of dense spectra of (complexed) aromatic species. Interaction potential surface calculations of rare gasses with halogens in van der Waals complexes are described by Delgado-Barrio and co-workers, and Tennyson discusses new theoretical techniques based on the use of the variational principle to guide the spectral assignment of complicated water spectra, e.g. at very high temperatures. Finally, Okumura and co-workers present NIR spectra of NO3 and in combination with new calculations these shed light on how to interpret vibronic couplings in this interesting system. The last section of this issue comprises fragmentation and photo-dissociation studies. Rubio-Lago et al discuss methods to produce high-density spin polarized hydrogen following photodissociation experiments. The photodissociation of HCl and Cl2 is taken as an example by Balint-Kurti et al to demonstrate how amplitudes and phases of the photofragmentation matrix elements are derived from experimental measurements. Directional dynamics in photodissociation processes and the derivation of molecular frame properties are discussed in detail by Van den Brom et al using laboratory oriented molecules. And the issue closes with a contribution by Chambreau et al on different reaction mechanisms in the photodissociation of formaldehyde into H2 and CO. Coming to the end of this editorial, we wish to thank all the authors who participated with their contributions in this issue. It shows what is possible nowadays in the field of molecular dynamics and where things are heading in the near future. We thank Physica Scripta for providing us with the platform for this Special Issue, and we wish you, dear reader, many new insights! Steven Solte, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands Harold Linnartz, Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands

  17. Guidebook of the Western United States: Part D - The Shasta Route and Coast Line

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    Diller, Joseph Silas; ,

    1915-01-01

    country he looks out upon, not as so many square miles of territory represented on the map in a railroad folder by meaningless spaces, but rather as land - real estate, if you please - varying widely in present appearance because differing largely in its history and characterized by even greater variation in values because possessing diversified natural resources. One region may be such as to afford a livelihood for only a pastoral people; another may present opportunity for intensive agriculture; still another may contain hidden stores of mineral wealth that may attract large industrial development; and taken together these varied resources afford the promise of long-continued prosperity for this or that State. Items of interest in civic development or references to significant epochs in the record of discovery and settlement may be interspersed with explanations of mountain and valley or statements of geologic history. In a broad way, the story of the West is a unit, and every chapter should be told in order to meet fully the needs of the tourist who aims to understand all that he sees. To such a traveler-reader this series of guidebooks is addressed. To this interpretation of our own country the United States Geological Survey brings the accumulated data of decades of pioneering investigation, and the present contribution is only one type of return to the public which has supported this scientific work under the Federal Government. In preparing the description of the country traversed by the Shasta Route and Coast Line all the geographic and geologic information already published as well as other unpublished material in the possession of the Geological Survey has been utilized, but to supplement this material Mr. Diller made a field examination of the entire route in 1914. Information has been furnished by Dr. F. M. Anderson, Dr. J. C. Branner, Dr. J. Harlen Bretz, Prof. E. S. Burgess, Mr. J. S. Daggett, Mrs. L. P. Diller, Mr. Harold Hannibal, Mr. O

  18. Review and analysis of available streamflow and water-quality data for Park County, Colorado, 1962-98

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    Kimbrough, Robert A.

    2001-01-01

    Platte River downstream from Antero Reservoir. Historical nitrogen concentrations in surface water were small. Nitrite was not detected, most un-ionized ammonia concentrations were less than 0.02 milligram per liter, and all nitrate concentrations were less than 1.2 milligrams per liter. Nitrate concentrations were higher in urban and built-up areas than in rangeland and forest areas. Most median concentrations of total phosphorus at individual sites were less than 0.05 milligram per liter, and concentrations were not significantly different among urban and built-up, rangeland, and forest areas. An upward trend in total phosphorus concentration was determined for flow from the East Portal of the Harold D. Roberts Tunnel, but the slope of the trend line was small and the concentrations were equal or nearly equal to the detection limit of 0.01 milligram per liter. Using median phosphorus loads for two South Platte River sites, the annual phosphorus load transported out of Park County in the South Platte River was calculated to be about 10,000 pounds. Median iron and manganese concentrations for most areas of Park County were less than in-stream water-quality standards, even though several individual concentrations were one to two orders of magnitude larger than the standards. The largest concentrations of aluminum, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, nickel, and zinc were from the upper North Fork South Platte River Basin or the Mosquito Creek Basin. All ground-water concentrations of chloride and most ground-water concentrations of sulfate were less than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) drinking-water standard of 250 milligrams per liter. Median dissolved-solids concentrations in ground water ranged from 160 milligrams per liter in the crystalline-rock aquifers to 257 milligrams per liter in the sedimentary-rock aquifers. Dissolved-solids concentrations greater than the USEPA drinking-water standard of 500 milligrams per liter were detected in abo

  19. Ion age transport: developing devices beyond electronics

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    Demming, Anna

    2014-03-01

    There is more to current devices than conventional electronics. Increasingly research into the controlled movement of ions and molecules is enabling a range of new technologies. For example, as Weihua Guan, Sylvia Xin Li and Mark Reed at Yale University explain, 'It offers a unique opportunity to integrate wet ionics with dry electronics seamlessly'. In this issue they provide an overview of voltage-gated ion and molecule transport in engineered nanochannels. They cover the theory governing these systems and fabrication techniques, as well as applications, including biological and chemical analysis, and energy conversion [1]. Studying the movement of particles in nanochannels is not new. The transport of materials in rock pores led Klinkenberg to describe an analogy between diffusion and electrical conductivity in porous rocks back in 1951 [2]. And already in 1940, Harold Abramson and Manuel Gorin noted that 'When an electric current is applied across the living human skin, the skin may be considered to act like a system of pores through which transfer of substances like ragweed pollen extract may be achieved both by electrophoretic and by diffusion phenomena' [3]. Transport in living systems through pore structures on a much smaller scale has attracted a great deal of research in recent years as well. The selective transport of ions and small organic molecules across the cell membrane facilitates a number of functions including communication between cells, nerve conduction and signal transmission. Understanding these processes may benefit a wide range of potential applications such as selective separation, biochemical sensing, and controlled release and drug delivery processes. In Germany researchers have successfully demonstrated controlled ionic transport through nanopores functionalized with amine-terminated polymer brushes [4]. The polymer nanobrushes swell and shrink in response to changes in temperature, thus opening and closing the nanopore passage to ionic

  20. EDITORIAL: Power is nothing without control Power is nothing without control

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    Demming, Anna

    2012-04-01

    A great deal of technological progress occurs by chance. In 1985 Harold Kroto and his colleagues at Rice University were working on experiments to understand the mechanisms by which long-chain carbon molecules are formed in interstellar space and circumstellar shells. What they found was the remarkably stable C60 molecule now referred to as Buckminster fullerene or 'bucky balls' [1]. Six years later, using an arc-discharge evaporation method similar to that used for fullerene synthesis at NEC Corporation in Japan, Sumio Ijima synthesised carbon nanotubes [2]. The extraordinary properties of these carbon nanostructures have since sparked the imagination of researchers in fields ranging from photonics and electronics to biology and medicine. But these properties depend greatly on geometrical factors, such as the chirality, length, diameter and whether they are single- or multi-walled. While it is possible to discover these fascinating materials by chance, it takes a great deal of curiosity and scientific ingenuity to reveal their unusual qualities, and their potential can only be harnessed by careful design. In this issue, Journet et al from Lyon University in France describes how far the field has come in exacting control in carbon nanotube synthesis [3] Morphological control has become key to nanotechnology synthesis. In2O3 nanowires have generated considerable interest for potential applications in thin film transistors and optoelectronic devices. But the morphology significantly affects the performance of these devices. Synthesising high-quality crystalline nanowires is crucial. Researchers in Singapore have investigated factors affecting the resulting products in vapour transport, a dominant technique for In2O3 nanowire synthesis. They successfully synthesised In2O3 nanowires, nanotowers and ultralong layered nanorods with uniform diameter, high aspect ratio and high yield by controlling the synthesis conditions [4]. A collaboration of researchers in Korea and