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  1. CERN data stories: CERN Analysis Preservation, CERN Open Data and HEPData

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    2016-01-01

    Presentation given at THOR Madrid Bootcamp, Ph.D. day. Introduction: CERN Community specific aspects: High-Energy Physics Motivation Resulting community services CERN Open Data HEPData CERN Analysis Preservation INSPIRE Conclusions and missing pieces​​​​​​

  2. Re-inventing Willis

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    Simkin, M V

    2006-01-01

    Scientists often re-invent things which were long known. Here we review these activities as related to the mechanism of producing power law distributions, originally proposed in 1922 by Yule to explain experimental data on the sizes of biological genera, collected by Willis. We estimate that scientists are busy re-discovering America about 2/3 of time.

  3. Reinventing Corporate Communications.

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    Toth, Elizabeth L.; Trujillo, Nick

    1987-01-01

    Urges a "re-inventing" of corporate communications in today's organizations, and provides information about how corporations can change in new and positive ways during the current "information age." Discusses specific public relations and organizational communication concepts essential for a comprehensive understanding of corporate communications…

  4. Reinventing Corporate Communications.

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    Toth, Elizabeth L.; Trujillo, Nick

    1987-01-01

    Urges a "re-inventing" of corporate communications in today's organizations, and provides information about how corporations can change in new and positive ways during the current "information age." Discusses specific public relations and organizational communication concepts essential for a comprehensive understanding of…

  5. When should you press the reload button?

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    Timmer, Judith B.

    2009-01-01

    While surfing on the Internet, you may have observed the following. If a webpage takes a long time to download and you press the reload button then often the page promptly appears on your screen. Hence, the download was not hindered by congestion — then you’d better try again later — but by some

  6. Reinventing The Doctor

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    Moyez Jiwa

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available There has been a seismic shift in the lives of people because of technology. People are far better informed than they were in the 1980s and 1990s. Much of this information is available through the media but even more is available and archived on the internet. The forces pushing the internet into health and health care are strong and unstoppable, ensuring that the internet and the choices it offers must be part of the design of our future health care system. We are no longer content to wait in queues as we live at a faster pace than earlier generations — we don’t not have time to wait for appointments months, weeks or even days in advance. The internet offers the prospect of online consultations in the comfort of your own home. The physical examination will change as new devices are developed to allow the necessary sounds and signals emitted by our malfunctioning bodies to be recorded, interpreted and captured at a remote location. Meanwhile, for those who prefer to see a health care practitioner in person the options to consult practitioners other than doctors who can advise on our health is expanding. The reality is we can’t afford to train or pay for all the doctors we need under the current “doctor-knows-best” system of health care. Patients no longer believe the rhetoric and are already voting with their feet. Pharmacists, nurses and other allied health professionals are beginning to play a much greater role in offering relief from symptoms and monitoring of chronic diseases. Of course, the doctor of the future will still need to offer face-to-face consultations to some people most of the time or most people some of the time. The social role doctors play will continue to be important as humans will always need other humans to personally respond to their distress. As doctors reinvent themselves, the internet and the value of time with patients will be the driving forces that move us into a more sustainable future in health care.

  7. Reimagining or reinventing the nation?

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    Jensen, Lars

    Walking through an Australian bookshop will take you past shelves of literature dealing with the first and second world wars. In fact, it is not unfair to suggest there is an obsession in Australia about war that manifests itself in the military paraphernalia of war – including books. Richard...... Flanagan’s novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North is yet another addition to the catalogue of war experience literature focusing mainly on the dehumanising experience of Australian POWs dying in droves while constructing the railway track for the Japanese war machine to move troops from Thailand through...... is less an exercise in, to invoke Richard White’s classic text (1981), reinventing Australia and more a concern with critiquing the nation’s prevalent form of self-narration. Reinvention, in my reading, entails the questioning of the imperial war experience as the defining moment for the nation’s birth...

  8. Logical reloading as overcoming of crisis in geometry

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    Rylov, Yuri A

    2010-01-01

    Properties of the logical reloading in the Euclidean geometry are considered. The logical reloading is a logical operation which replaces one system of basic concepts of a conception by another system of basic concepts of the same conception. The logical reloading does not change propositions of the conception. However, generalizations of the conception are different for different systems of basic concepts. It is conditioned by the fact, that some systems of basic concepts contain not only propositions of the conception, but also some attributes of this conception description. Properties of the logical reloading are demonstrated in the example of the proper Euclidean geometry, whose generalization leads to different results for different system of basic concepts.

  9. 12th Reinventing Space Conference

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    2017-01-01

    The 2014 Reinventing Space conference presented a number of questions in the context of a constantly innovating space industry, from addressing the future of global cooperation, investigating the impact of cuts in US government spending on the private space sector, and probing the overall future of the commercial launch sector. Space tourism and new technology promise the revival of interest in space development (the Apollo Era was the first period of intense space activity and growth). The need to create dramatically lower cost, responsive and reliable launch systems and spacecraft has never been more vital. Advances in technology are allowing smaller and cheaper satellites to be orbited - from cubesats to nanosatellites to femtosatellites. Thanks to more efficient new launch possibilities, low cost access to space is becoming ever more achievable. Commercial companies and countries are targeting the industry with new funding. Organised by the British Interplanetary Society, the presentations at this confere...

  10. Development and evaluation of the Reload Learning Design Editor

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    Griffiths, David; Beauvoir, Phillip; Barrett Baxendale, Mark; Hazlewood, Paul; Oddie, Amanda

    2007-01-01

    Griffiths, D., Beauvoir, P., Baxendale, M., Hazlewood, P., Oddie, A. (2007). Development and evaluation of the Reload Learning Design Editor. Paper presented at TENCompetence Open Workshop on Current research on IMS Learning Design and Lifelong Competence Development Infrastructures, June 21-22, Ba

  11. Study of heuristics in ant system for nuclear reload optimisation

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    Lima, Alan M.M. de; Schirru, Roberto; Silva, Fernando C. da; Machado, Marcelo D.; Medeiros, Jose A.C.C. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Programa de Engenharia Nuclear]. E-mail: alan@lmp.ufrj.br; schirru@lmp.ufrj.br; fernando@con.ufrj.br; marcelo@lmp.ufrj.br; canedo@lmp.ufrj.br

    2007-07-01

    A Pressurized Water Reactor core must be reloaded every time the fuel burnup reaches a level when it is not possible to sustain nominal power operation. The nuclear core fuel reload optimization consists in finding a burned-up and fresh-fuel-assembly loading pattern that maximizes the number of effective full power days, minimizing the relationship cost/benefit. This problem is NP-hard, meaning that complexity grows exponentially with the number of fuel assemblies in the core. Besides that, the problem is non-linear and its search space is highly discontinual and multimodal. In this work a parallel computational system based on Ant Colony System (ACS) called Artificial-Ant-Colony Networks is used to solve the nuclear reactor core fuel reload optimization problem, with compatibles heuristics. ACS is a system based on artificial agents that uses the reinforcement learning technique and was originally developed to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem, which is conceptually similar to the nuclear fuel reload problem. (author)

  12. Royal Jelling: Danish National Heritage Reinvented

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    Jensen, Mette Bjerrum

    2009-01-01

    of nation states because archaeology is based on the interpretation of often ambiguous prehistoric source material, and can therefore be easily adjusted to the intended story. This paper suggests that the main role of the prehistoric World Heritage site of Jelling in Denmark has been to invent and reinvent......Nations are constructions. They are founded on generally accepted ideas that a certain group of people can claim their rights to a certain geographical area. These claims are often made with reference to history. The field of archaeology can play a significant role in this invention and reinvention...

  13. POTENTIALS OF THE TELEVISION IN REINVENTING THE ...

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    the television medium can help to prioritize societal issues, including tourism .... are reinventing and redefining their history, ecology, culture, religion, to mention a ... A clear example is the Pyramids of Egypt which are thronged yearly by .... sporting activities, Nigeria provides opportunities for the setting up, management and ...

  14. Royal Jelling: Danish National Heritage Reinvented

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    Jensen, Mette Bjerrum

    2009-01-01

    Nations are constructions. They are founded on generally accepted ideas that a certain group of people can claim their rights to a certain geographical area. These claims are often made with reference to history. The field of archaeology can play a significant role in this invention and reinvention...... of nation states because archaeology is based on the interpretation of often ambiguous prehistoric source material, and can therefore be easily adjusted to the intended story. This paper suggests that the main role of the prehistoric World Heritage site of Jelling in Denmark has been to invent and reinvent...... the myth of Denmark as a united, homogeneous, Christian kingdom that has existed for more than a thousand years, establishing an ideal frame for a national unity. Living in late-modern times with globalized identities, we might raise the question of whether the time has come for archaeologists to invent...

  15. Myocardial Reloading after Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Alters Substrate Metabolism While Promoting Protein Synthesis

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    Kajimoto, Masaki; Priddy, Colleen M.; Ledee, Dolena; Xu, Chun; Isern, Nancy G.; Olson, Aaron; Des Rosiers, Christine; Portman, Michael A.

    2013-08-19

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) unloads the heart providing a bridge to recovery in children after myocardial stunning. Mortality after ECMO remains high.Cardiac substrate and amino acid requirements upon weaning are unknown and may impact recovery. We assessed the hypothesis that ventricular reloading modulates both substrate entry into the citric acid cycle (CAC) and myocardial protein synthesis. Fourteen immature piglets (7.8-15.6 kg) were separated into 2 groups based on ventricular loading status: 8 hour-ECMO (UNLOAD) and post-wean from ECMO (RELOAD). We infused [2-13C]-pyruvate as an oxidative substrate and [13C6]-L-leucine, as a tracer of amino acid oxidation and protein synthesis into the coronary artery. RELOAD showed marked elevations in myocardial oxygen consumption above baseline and UNLOAD. Pyruvate uptake was markedly increased though RELOAD decreased pyruvate contribution to oxidative CAC metabolism.RELOAD also increased absolute concentrations of all CAC intermediates, while maintaining or increasing 13C-molar percent enrichment. RELOAD also significantly increased cardiac fractional protein synthesis rates by >70% over UNLOAD. Conclusions: RELOAD produced high energy metabolic requirement and rebound protein synthesis. Relative pyruvate decarboxylation decreased with RELOAD while promoting anaplerotic pyruvate carboxylation and amino acid incorporation into protein rather than to the CAC for oxidation. These perturbations may serve as therapeutic targets to improve contractile function after ECMO.

  16. The CEO's role in business model reinvention.

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    Govindarajan, Vijay; Trimble, Chris

    2011-01-01

    Fending off new competitors is a perennial struggle for established companies. Govindarajan and Trimble, of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, explain why: Many corporations become too comfortable with their existing business models and neglect the necessary work of radically reinventing them. The authors map out an alternative in their "three boxes" framework. They argue that while a CEO manages the present (box 1), he or she must also selectively forget the past (box 2) in order to create the future (box 3). Infosys chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy mastered the three boxes to reinvigorate his company and greatly increased its changes of enduring for generations.

  17. Reinventing Organisations and the Future of Work

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    2016-01-01

    Frédéric Laloux works as an adviser, coach, and facilitator for corporate leaders who feel called to explore fundamentally new ways of organizing. A former associate partner with McKinsey & Co., he holds an MBA from INSEAD. Frédéric Laloux is the author of the much talked about book "Reinventing Organizations". His fundamental research in the field of emerging organizational models has been described as ground-breaking, brilliant, spectacular, impressive, and world changing by some of the most respected scholars in the field of human development. youtu.be/gcS04BI2sbk

  18. Reconstruction and Reinvention in Quantum Theory

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    Dickson, Michael

    2015-10-01

    I consider the fact that there are a number of interesting ways to `reconstruct' quantum theory, and suggest that, very broadly speaking, a form of `instrumentalism' makes good sense of the situation. This view runs against some common wisdom, which dismisses instrumentalism as `cheap'. In contrast, I consider how an instrumentalist might think about the reconstruction theorems, and, having made a distinction between `reconstructing' quantum theory and `reinventing' quantum theory, I suggest that there is an adequate (not `cheap') instrumentalist approach to the theory (and to these theorems) that invokes both.

  19. Levitation force relaxation under reloading in a HTS Maglev system

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    He, Qingyong; Wang, Jiasu; Wang, Suyu; Wang, Jiansi; Dong, Hao; Wang, Yuxin; Shao, Senhao

    2009-02-01

    The loading capacity of the high-temperature superconducting (HTS) Maglev vehicle is an important parameter in the practical application. It is closely related to the levitation force of the HTS bulk. Many papers reported that the levitation force showed the relaxation characteristic. Because different loads cause different levitation gaps and different applied magnetic fields, the levitation force relaxations under the different loads are not the same. In terms of cylindrical YBCO bulk levitated over the permanent magnetic guideway, the relationship between the levitation force relaxation and the reloading is investigated experimentally in this paper. The decrement, the decrement rate and the relaxation rate of the levitation force are calculated, respectively. This work might be helpful for studying the loading capacity of the HTS Maglev vehicle.

  20. The use of group work and journal writing in reinventing ...

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    The use of group work and journal writing in reinventing development planning ... with complexity thinking, systems thinking and complex adaptive systems and its ... and create the pre-conditions for lifelong learning, as well as instil the critical, ...

  1. Culture, regeneration and community: Reinventing the city

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    Donald Hyslop

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available It is just over 12 years since the doors of Tate Modern in London were opened. In converting Gilbert Giles Scott’s Bankside Power Station into a museum we planned for two million visitors in the first year but received over five million – a number exceeding our wildest expectations. Year after year the high levels of attendance continues and now we are very much part of the cultural landscape, not only in the UK but across the world. This article explores the development, challenges and successes of what has become known as the Tate Modern ‘project’. While the museum and its collection is undoubtedly at the project's heart, it also involves a comprehensive strategy to utilise creative organisations and creative thinking in the development, regeneration and reinvention of a key area of a major world city. Central to this model of engaged working are a series of basic challenges: —how can the various needs of local communities, workers and tourists be balanced when developing an area? —how can cultural organisations and other businesses work together, and can culture be good for business? —what is the best way to engage and encourage political leadership and advocacy? —what is the best way to develop an organisation which not only works within local, national and international contexts but makes connections between them? —what are the opportunities to bring artists, creative forces and ideas into urban development and the places and spaces in which we live our everyday lives? It is hoped that this article will help us think about, imagine and practically develop the neighbourhoods and communities that we aspire to create. Keywords: Creative thinking, culture, urban regeneration and reinvention

  2. 76 FR 12507 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project...

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    2011-03-07

    ... Secretary Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project... monitor the fair, equitable, and consistent implementation of the provisions of the demonstration project... March 7, 2011 Part III Department of Defense Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory...

  3. Strategy and the art of reinventing value.

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    van der Heijden, K; Maccoby, M; Hama, N; Lundquist, J T; Collis, D J; Zeithaml, C; Martin, J E; Carroll, V P; Lurie, R

    1993-01-01

    In "From Value Chain to Value Constellation: Designing Interactive Strategy" (July-August 1993), Richard Normann and Rafael Ramírez argue that successful companies increasingly do not just add value, they reinvent it. The key strategic task is to reconfigure roles and relationships among a constellation of actors--suppliers, business partners, customers--in order to mobilize the creation of value in new forms and by new players. What is so different about this new logic of value? It breaks down the distinction between products and services and combines them into activity-based "offerings" from which customers can create value for themselves. But as potential offerings become more complex, so do the relationships necessary to create them. As a result, a company's strategic task becomes the reconfiguration and integration of its compentencies and customers. Normann and Ramírez provide three illustrations of these new rules of strategy. IKEA has blossomed into the world's largest retailer of home furnishings by redefining the relationships and organizational pratices of the furniture business. Danish pharmacies and their national organization have used the opportunity of health care reform to reconfigure their relationships with customers, doctors, hospitals, drug manufacturers, and with Danish and international health organizations.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  4. The design of reload cores using optimal control theory

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    Terney, W.B.; Williamson, E.A.

    1982-11-01

    A formal approach for the optimization of the final design of reload cores has been devised and verified. The method is based on applying the calculus of variations (Pontryagin's principle) to the normal flux and depletion system equations. The resulting set of coupled system, Euler-Lagrange (E-L), and optimality equations are solved iteratively. This is done by assuming a loading pattern for the old fuel, first solving the system equations, and then the E-L equations. The pattern is then modified by using the optimality (or Pontryagin) condition, and the process is repeated until no further improvements can be made. A computer program, OPMUV, implementing these procedures has been written and verified. The code can handle two-dimensional, quarter-core symmetric configurations with up to 241 assemblies and 4 nodes per assembly with modified one-group theory. It also has the capability of optimizing over the entire depletion cycle as well as just at the beginning of cycle (BOC). The results show that the procedure does work. In all cases tried, the method led to a reduction in nodal peaks of 1 to 3% over the final designer-obtained loading pattern within a couple of iterations. These savings carry over to comparable reductions in pin peaks when the optimized patterns are used in four-group, fine-mesh calculations. Since the changes on each iteration are limited to ensure convergence, the method is thus well suited for the final fine tuning of the normally obtained patterns to gain an extra few percent in power flattening.

  5. Reinventing the toilet for 2.5 billion in need

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    Humphreys, Gary

    2014-01-01

    ... is left over," says Linden. "There are no by-products, no germs, nothing." The Sol-Char toilet is one of the winners of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations Reinvent The Toilet Challenge, a competition launched in 2011 to encourage the development of technological solutions that will bring safe, affordable sanitation to the 2.5 billion people ...

  6. Reinventing international development NGOs: The case of ICCO

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    Elbers, W.J.; Schulpen, L.W.M.

    2015-01-01

    The need for international development NGOs to reinvent themselves in light of contextual changes and increasing challenges has been brought forward with increasing vigour. In-depth empirical research on the topic has remained scarce. This study contributes to the small number of in-depth empirical

  7. Knowledge Building: Reinventing Education for the Knowledge Age

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    Philip, Donald N.

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the Knowledge Age and how economic factors are causing educators to rethink and reinvent education. Two key factors in education in the Knowledge Age will be education for an economy of innovation, and the increasing virtualization of education. We present knowledge building pedagogy as a model for education in the Knowledge…

  8. A nuclear reactor core fuel reload optimization using artificial ant colony connective networks

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    Lima, Alan M.M. de [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, PEN/COPPE - UFRJ, Ilha do Fundao s/n, CEP 21945-970 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)], E-mail: alanmmlima@yahoo.com.br; Schirru, Roberto [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, PEN/COPPE - UFRJ, Ilha do Fundao s/n, CEP 21945-970 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)], E-mail: schirru@lmp.ufrj.br; Carvalho da Silva, Fernando [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, PEN/COPPE - UFRJ, Ilha do Fundao s/n, CEP 21945-970 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)], E-mail: fernando@con.ufrj.br; Medeiros, Jose Antonio Carlos Canedo [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, PEN/COPPE - UFRJ, Ilha do Fundao s/n, CEP 21945-970 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)], E-mail: canedo@lmp.ufrj.br

    2008-09-15

    The core of a nuclear Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) may be reloaded every time the fuel burn-up is such that it is not more possible to maintain the reactor operating at nominal power. The nuclear core fuel reload optimization problem consists in finding a pattern of burned-up and fresh-fuel assemblies that maximize the number of full operational days. This is an NP-Hard problem, meaning that complexity grows exponentially with the number of fuel assemblies in the core. Moreover, the problem is non-linear and its search space is highly discontinuous and multi-modal. Ant Colony System (ACS) is an optimization algorithm based on artificial ants that uses the reinforcement learning technique. The ACS was originally developed to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP), which is conceptually similar to the nuclear core fuel reload problem. In this work a parallel computational system based on the ACS, called Artificial Ant Colony Networks is introduced to solve the core fuel reload optimization problem.

  9. Transmedia marketing and re-invention of public relations

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    Jakus Dalibor; Zubčić Krešimir

    2016-01-01

    Many concepts have been developed to describe the convergence of media, public relations and storytelling formats in contemporary media systems. This article presents a theoretical reflection on “transmedia storytelling” from a perspective of integration narrative in the context of the re-invention of public relations. The rapid evolution of digital media technology and the emergence of transmedia storytelling present foresight professionals with a powerful new approach for communicating abou...

  10. Insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor in mature osteoblasts is required for periosteal bone formation induced by reloading

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    Kubota, Takuo; Elalieh, Hashem Z.; Saless, Neema; Fong, Chak; Wang, Yongmei; Babey, Muriel; Cheng, Zhiqiang; Bikle, Daniel D.

    2012-01-01

    Skeletal loading and unloading has a pronounced impact on bone remodeling, a process also regulated by insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling. Skeletal unloading leads to resistance to the anabolic effect of IGF-1, while reloading after unloading restores responsiveness to IGF-1. However, a direct study of the importance of IGF-1 signaling in the skeletal response to mechanical loading remains to be tested. In this study, we assessed the skeletal response of osteoblast-specific Igf-1 receptor deficient (Igf-1r−/−) mice to unloading and reloading. The mice were hindlimb unloaded for 14 days and then reloaded for 16 days. Igf-1r−/− mice displayed smaller cortical bone and diminished periosteal and endosteal bone formation at baseline. Periosteal and endosteal bone formation decreased with unloading in Igf-1r+/+ mice. However, the recovery of periosteal bone formation with reloading was completely inhibited in Igf-1r−/− mice, although reloading-induced endosteal bone formation was not hampered. These changes in bone formation resulted in the abolishment of the expected increase in total cross-sectional area with reloading in Igf-1r−/− mice compared to the control mice. These results suggest that the Igf-1r in mature osteoblasts has a critical role in periosteal bone formation in the skeletal response to mechanical loading. PMID:23976802

  11. Cost saving by reloading the multiband ligator in endoscopic esophageal variceal ligation: A proposal for developing countries

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    Zaigham Abbas; Lubna Rizvi; Umair Syed Ahmed; Khalid Mumtaz; Wasim Jafri

    2008-01-01

    AIM: To assess the cost savings of reloading the multiband ligator in endoscopic esophageal variceal ligation (EVL) used on the same patient for subsequent sessions,METHODS: This single centre retrospective descriptive study analysed patients undergoing variceal ligation at a tertiary care centre between 1st January, 2003 and 30th June, 2006. The multiband ligator was reloaded with six hemorrhoidal bands using hemorrhoidal ligator for the second and subsequent sessions. Analysis of cost saving was done for the number of follow-up sessions for the variceal eradication.RESULTS: A total of 261 patients underwent at least one session of endoscopic esophageal variceal ligation between January 2003 and June 2006. Out of 261, 108 patients (males 67) agreed to follow the eradication program and underwent repeated sessions. A total of 304 sessions was performed with 2.81 sessions per patient on average. Thirty-two patients could not complete the programm. In 76 patients (70%), variceal obliteration was achieved. The ratio of the costs for the session with reloaded ligator versus a session with a new ligator was 1:2.37. Among the patients who completed esophageal varices eradication, cost saving with reloaded ligator was 58%.CONCLUSION: EVL using reloaded multiband ligators for the follow-up sessions on patients undergoing variceal eradication is a cost saving procedure. Reloading the ligator thus is recommended especially for developing countries where most of the patients are not health insured.

  12. Real-Time Scheduling in Heterogeneous Systems Considering Cache Reload Time Using Genetic Algorithms

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    Miryani, Mohammad Reza; Naghibzadeh, Mahmoud

    Since optimal assignment of tasks in a multiprocessor system is, in almost all practical cases, an NP-hard problem, in recent years some algorithms based on genetic algorithms have been proposed. Some of these algorithms have considered real-time applications with multiple objectives, total tardiness, completion time, etc. Here, we propose a suboptimal static scheduler of nonpreemptable tasks in hard real-time heterogeneous multiprocessor systems considering time constraints and cache reload time. The approach makes use of genetic algorithm to minimize total completion time and number of processors used, simultaneously. One important issue which makes this research different from previous ones is cache reload time. The method is implemented and the results are compared against a similar method.

  13. First fuel reload in Laguna Verde; Primera recarga de combustible en Laguna Verde

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    Bahena B, D

    1992-01-15

    A report containing the activities carried out during the first reload of nuclear fuel and major maintenance in the Laguna Verde nuclear reactor is presented. The previous and the specific activities are included. These last are related without including the technical considerations, data or the operation details, because these data were documented inside the registrations of the CFE, the ININ and in personal way. (Author)

  14. Process Evaluation: Assessing Re-Invention of Community-Based Interventions.

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    Brunk, Susan E.; Goeppinger, Jean

    1990-01-01

    A case study of the Arthritis Self-Care Project, a rural community intervention in Virginia, demonstrates the importance of process evaluation in determining the actual independent variable. Instances of reinvention uncovered by the study are explored, and suggestions are provided for dealing with the reinvention inevitable in field research. (TJH)

  15. Students' Guided Reinvention of Definition of Limit of a Sequence with Interactive Technology

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    Flores, Alfinio; Park, Jungeun

    2016-01-01

    In a course emphasizing interactive technology, 19 students, including 18 mathematics education majors, mostly in their first year, reinvented the definition of limit of a sequence while working in small cooperative groups. The class spent four sessions of 75 minutes each on a cyclical process of guided reinvention of the definition of limit of a…

  16. Summary the race to reinvent energy and stop global warming

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    2013-01-01

    Complete summary of Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn's book: ""Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming"". This summary of the ideas from Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn's book ""Earth: The Sequel"" explains how capitalism, as the most powerful economic force in the world, is the only engine of change that has the strength to stop global warming. In their book, the authors demonstrate how this can be achieved by installing a cap-and-trade initiative, providing genuine economic incentives for companies and reducing their carbon footprint. This summary explains their theory in

  17. Economic study of fuel scenarios for a reload; Estudio economico de escenarios de combustible para una recarga

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    Ortiz S, J. J.; Castillo M, J. A.; Montes T, J. L.; Perusquia del C, R., E-mail: juanjose.ortiz@inin.gob.mx [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2014-10-15

    In this work the results to plan different scenarios for designing a nuclear fuel reload are shown. Given a reload with specific energy requirements, the objective is to verify the feasibility of using either a greater number of fresh fuel with less uranium enrichment, or otherwise reduce the number of fresh fuel assemblies and therefore they have a higher average uranium enrichment. For the study a cycle balance 18-month basis with 112 fresh assemblies divided into two lots, with energy produced of 10,075 Mwd/Tu was used. For the designs under the mentioned scenarios, the heuristic techniques known as taboo search and neural networks were used. To verify the feasibility of obtained reloads an economic study of the reload costs was performed. The results showed that is possible to design reloads under the two scenarios, but was more complicated decrease the amount of fresh fuel assemblies. In both scenarios was possible to reduce manufacturing costs of fuel and according to purely static calculation, it would be possible to increase the energy produced. (Author)

  18. A reload and startup plan for conversion of the NIST research reactor

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    Diamond, D. J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-03-31

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology operates a 20 MW research reactor for neutron-based research. The heavy-water moderated and cooled reactor is fueled with high-enriched uranium (HEU) but a program to convert the reactor to low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel is underway. Among other requirements, a reload and startup test plan must be submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for their approval. The NRC provides guidance for what should be in the plan to ensure that the licensee has sufficient information to operate the reactor safely. Hence, a plan has been generated consisting of two parts. The reload portion of the plan specifies the fuel management whereby initially only two LEU fuel elements are in the core for eight fuel cycles. This is repeated until a point when the optimum approach is to place four fresh LEU elements into the reactor each cycle. This final transition is repeated and after eight cycles the reactor is completely fueled with LEU. By only adding two LEU fuel elements initially, the plan allows for the consumption of HEU fuel elements that are expected to be in storage at the time of conversion and provides additional qualification of production LEU fuel under actual operating conditions. Because the reload is to take place over many fuel cycles, startup tests will be done at different stages of the conversion. The tests, to be compared with calculations to show that the reactor will operate as planned, are the measurement of critical shim arm position and shim arm and regulating rod reactivity worths. An acceptance criterion for each test is specified based on technical specifications that relate to safe operation. Additional tests are being considered that have less safety significance but may be of interest to bolster the validation of analysis tools.

  19. AREVA solutions to licensing challenges in PWR and BWR reload and safety analysis

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    Curca-Tivig, Florin [AREVA GmbH, Erlangen (Germany)

    2016-05-15

    Regulatory requirements for reload and safety analyses are evolving: new safety criteria, request for enlarged qualification databases, statistical applications, uncertainty propagation.. In order to address these challenges and access more predictable licensing processes, AVERA is implementing consistent code and methodology suites for PWR and BWR core design and safety analysis, based on first principles modeling and extremely broad verification and validation data base. Thanks to the high computational power increase in the last decades methods' development and application now include new capabilities. An overview of the main AREVA codes and methods developments is given covering PWR and BWR applications in different licensing environments.

  20. Inhibition of inflammation mediates the protective effect of atorvastatin reload in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing noncardiac emergency surgery.

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    Qu, Yang; Wei, Lixin; Zhang, Haiqing

    2014-12-01

    This study aimed to (a) investigate whether atorvastatin reload protects against acute heart failure (AHF) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing noncardiac emergency surgery and decreases the incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) during hospitalization and (b) elucidate its possible mechanism of action. In total, 500 patients with stable CAD before noncardiac emergency surgery were randomized either to the atorvastatin reload or to the placebo group. All patients received atorvastatin treatment postoperatively. The primary end point was the incidence of AHF during hospitalization, and the secondary end point was the incidence of MACE during hospitalization. Preoperative and 72 h postoperative changes in high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 levels were compared between the two groups. AHF during hospitalization occurred in 5.2% of patients in the atorvastatin reload group and 11.2% in the placebo group (P=0.0225). MACE during hospitalization occurred in 2.4% of patients in the atorvastatin reload group and 8.0% in the placebo group (P=0.0088). According to multivariable analysis, atorvastatin reload conferred a 50% reduction in the risk of AHF during hospitalization (odds ratio, 0.50; 95% confidence interval, 0.2-0.8; P=0.005). The median decrease in the high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 levels was significantly greater in the atorvastatin reload group (Pemergency surgery by decreasing the incidence of AHF and MACE during hospitalization. The mechanism of this protective effect may involve inhibition of inflammation.

  1. 77 FR 69601 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Personnel Management Demonstration Projects

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    2012-11-20

    ... of the Secretary Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Personnel Management Demonstration Projects AGENCY: Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Civilian Personnel Policy) (DASD (CPP)), Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of proposed amendment to demonstration...

  2. 78 FR 29335 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Personnel Management Demonstration Projects

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    2013-05-20

    ... Management, AMRDEC, 5400 Fowler Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000; ERDC: Personnel Demonstration Project... of the Secretary Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Personnel Management Demonstration Projects AGENCY: Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Civilian Personnel...

  3. 78 FR 64204 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project...

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    2013-10-28

    ... published a notice of approval of a personnel management demonstration project for eligible ONR employees... of the Secretary Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project, Department of Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR); Amendment and Corrections AGENCY:...

  4. 76 FR 1923 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project...

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    2011-01-11

    ... organization's human resources management authorities, policies, and practices must have the flexibility needed... contribution-based compensation system, talent acquisition/retention, and professional human capital planning... Defense Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project...

  5. Review: Pavin Chachavalpongpun (2010: Reinventing Thailand: Thaksin and His Foreign Policy

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    Martin Wagener

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Review of the monograph: Pavin Chachavalpongpun (2010, Reinventing Thailand: Thaksin and His Foreign Policy, Silkworm Books, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. ISBN: 978-616-215-000-5, 354 pages

  6. Study of different fitness functions with safety restriction for nuclear reactor reload problem using QDPSO

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    Oliveira, Paulo C. de, E-mail: paulocaixeta@poli.ufrj.br [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Departamento de Engenharia Nuclear; Lima, Alan M.M. de; Schirru, Roberto, E-mail: alan@lmp.ufrj.br, E-mail: schirru@lmp.ufrj.br [Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-Graduacao em Engenharia (COPPE/UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2015-07-01

    Nuclear Reactor Reload Problem (NRRP) is a classical problem in Nuclear Engineering that has been studied for more than 40 years, which focuses on the economics and safety of the Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). This problem consists in searching for the best loading pattern of fuel assemblies (FA) in the core, aiming to determine the permutation of fuel assemblies that optimizes the uranium utilization, with fitness function evaluated according to specific criteria and methods of nuclear reactor physics, such as the maximum mean power peak and the boron concentration. In this article will be presented different methodologies to obtain a representative fitness function for NRRP, where Quantum particle Swarm optimization (QPSO) was used to determine which one gives the best array of fuel assemblies that will make the maximum EFPD (Effective Full Power Days) with the least computational effort. In this approach, as well as others in literature, was not used Burnable Poison in the simulations and the results will be compared in relation of the maximization of the cycle length considering the boron concentration yield by the reactor physics code, to make sure that the configuration is valid from a safety point of view. This paper was based on Angra 1's seventh reload cycle. (author)

  7. Book Review: Reinventing Eden: the fate of nature in Western culture

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    Davidson, Ronald A.

    2005-01-01

    courses on economy-culture relationships. At the research level, it will be equally invaluable. I dare you not to buy it. Manchester University NOEL CASTREE Reinventing Eden: the fate of nature in Western culture. By Carolyn Merchant. New York: Routledge. 2003. 308 pp. $25.00 paper. ISBN: 0 41593 l64 9. Was Eve of the Bible the first scientist? After all, as Carolyn Merchant remarks in Reinventing Eden, Eve's consumption of the forbidden ...

  8. Private Finance 2 (PF2): Re-inventing the Wheel?

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    Zawawi, N. A. W. A.; Abdul-Aziz, A. R.; Khamidi, M. F.; Othman, I.; Idrus, A.; Umar, A. A.

    2013-06-01

    The Procurement policy of any government is the most influential factor in determining the efficiency of infrastructure and service provision like roads, water supply and energy. The UK's HM Treasury released its new guidelines on private involvement in infrastructures provision and services towards reforming the popular Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) policy. This new approach, it now refers to as the Private Finance 2 (PF2) is meant to correct the imperfections which have bedeviled the older version-PFI. However, the 'new guidelines' contained nothing really new in the area of private financing and operation of public infrastructures, at best it is akin to 're-inventing the wheel' rather than being 'new'. While dwelling extensively on issues relating to cheaper financing sources, risks transfer, counterpart funding by government and improving public sector procurement skills, this paper argues that some countries in the developing world have long recognised these issues and taken practical steps to correct them.

  9. Reinventing a health sciences digital library--organizational impact.

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    Moore, Margaret E; Garrison, Scott; Hayes, Barrie; McLendon, Wallace

    2003-01-01

    What is the organizational impact of becoming a digital library, as well as a physical entity with facilities and collections? Is the digital library an add-on or an integrated component of the overall library package? Librarians see sweeping environmental and technological changes. The staff members feel exhilarated and challenged by the pressures to adapt quickly and effectively. Librarians recognize that a Web presence, like other technology components, must be continuously enhanced and regularly re-engineered. The Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is reinventing its digital presence to better meet the needs of the community. This paper provides a case study focusing on major changes in planning processes, organizational structure, staffing, budgeting, training, communications, and operations at the Health Sciences Library.

  10. Reinventing machines: the transmission history of the Leibniz calculator.

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    Morar, Florin-Stefan

    2015-03-01

    This paper argues that we should take into account the process of historical transmission to enrich our understanding of material culture. More specifically, I want to show how the rewriting of history and the invention of tradition impact material objects and our beliefs about them. I focus here on the transmission history of the mechanical calculator invented by the German savant Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Leibniz repeatedly described his machine as functional and wonderfully useful, but in reality it was never finished and didn't fully work. Its internal structure also remained unknown. In 1879, however, the machine re-emerged and was reinvented as the origin of all later calculating machines based on the stepped drum, to protect the priority of the German Leibniz against the Frenchman Thomas de Colmar as the father of mechanical calculation. The calculator was later replicated to demonstrate that it could function 'after all', in an effort to deepen this narrative and further enhance Leibniz's computing acumen.

  11. Transmedia marketing and re-invention of public relations

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    Jakus Dalibor

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Many concepts have been developed to describe the convergence of media, public relations and storytelling formats in contemporary media systems. This article presents a theoretical reflection on “transmedia storytelling” from a perspective of integration narrative in the context of the re-invention of public relations. The rapid evolution of digital media technology and the emergence of transmedia storytelling present foresight professionals with a powerful new approach for communicating about the future. A transmedia story unfolds across multiple media platforms with each new text making a distinctive and valuable contribution to the whole. Between other, this article also outlines some of the key principles and elements of transmedia storytelling in combination with modern public relations, in order to provide a basic framework that public relations practitioner can use when designing transmedia projects.

  12. Reinventing project management the diamond approach to successful growth & innovation

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    Shenhar, Aaron J.

    2007-01-01

    Projects are the engines that drive innovation from idea to commercialization. In fact, the number of projects in most organizations today is expanding while operations is shrinking. Yet, since many companies still focus on operational excellence and efficiency, most projects fail--largely because conventional project management concepts cannot adapt to a dynamic business environment. Moreover, top managers neglect their company's project activity, and line managers treat all their projects alike--as part of operations. Based on an unprecedented study of more than 600 projects in a variety of businesses and organizations around the globe, "Reinventing Project Management" provides a new and highly adaptive model for planning and managing projects to achieve superior business results.

  13. Azcaxalli: A system based on Ant Colony Optimization algorithms, applied to fuel reloads design in a Boiling Water Reactor

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    Esquivel-Estrada, Jaime, E-mail: jaime.esquivel@fi.uaemex.m [Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Cerro de Coatepec S/N, Toluca de Lerdo, Estado de Mexico 50000 (Mexico); Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Carr. Mexico Toluca S/N, Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico 52750 (Mexico); Ortiz-Servin, Juan Jose, E-mail: juanjose.ortiz@inin.gob.m [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Carr. Mexico Toluca S/N, Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico 52750 (Mexico); Castillo, Jose Alejandro; Perusquia, Raul [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Carr. Mexico Toluca S/N, Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico 52750 (Mexico)

    2011-01-15

    This paper presents some results of the implementation of several optimization algorithms based on ant colonies, applied to the fuel reload design in a Boiling Water Reactor. The system called Azcaxalli is constructed with the following algorithms: Ant Colony System, Ant System, Best-Worst Ant System and MAX-MIN Ant System. Azcaxalli starts with a random fuel reload. Ants move into reactor core channels according to the State Transition Rule in order to select two fuel assemblies into a 1/8 part of the reactor core and change positions between them. This rule takes into account pheromone trails and acquired knowledge. Acquired knowledge is obtained from load cycle values of fuel assemblies. Azcaxalli claim is to work in order to maximize the cycle length taking into account several safety parameters. Azcaxalli's objective function involves thermal limits at the end of the cycle, cold shutdown margin at the beginning of the cycle and the neutron effective multiplication factor for a given cycle exposure. Those parameters are calculated by CM-PRESTO code. Through the Haling Principle is possible to calculate the end of the cycle. This system was applied to an equilibrium cycle of 18 months of Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant in Mexico. The results show that the system obtains fuel reloads with higher cycle lengths than the original fuel reload. Azcaxalli results are compared with genetic algorithms, tabu search and neural networks results.

  14. Reload of cobalt 60 for the J S-6500 irradiator; Recarga de cobalto 60 para el irradiador JS-6500

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    Torres C, G.; Mayoral G, V.M

    1991-01-15

    The present work has the purpose to describe the activities of the reloads program of the industrial irradiator J S-6500, elaborated for satisfying part of the demand of services and as a first step, to guide the decision making by the part of the ININ authorities in front of a wide market of this service. (Author)

  15. Detrimental effects of reloading recovery on force, shortening velocity, and power of soleus muscles from hindlimb-unloaded rats.

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    Widrick, J J; Maddalozzo, G F; Hu, H; Herron, J C; Iwaniec, U T; Turner, R T

    2008-11-01

    To better understand how atrophied muscles recover from prolonged nonweight-bearing, we studied soleus muscles (in vitro at optimal length) from female rats subjected to normal weight bearing (WB), 15 days of hindlimb unloading (HU), or 15 days HU followed by 9 days of weight bearing reloading (HU-R). HU reduced peak tetanic force (P(o)), increased maximal shortening velocity (V(max)), and lowered peak power/muscle volume. Nine days of reloading failed to improve P(o), while depressing V(max) and intrinsic power below WB levels. These functional changes appeared intracellular in origin as HU-induced reductions in soleus mass, fiber cross-sectional area, and physiological cross-sectional area were partially or completely restored by reloading. We calculated that HU-induced reductions in soleus fiber length were of sufficient magnitude to overextend sarcomeres onto the descending limb of their length-tension relationship upon the resumption of WB activity. In conclusion, the force, shortening velocity, and power deficits observed after 9 days of reloading are consistent with contraction-induced damage to the soleus. HU-induced reductions in fiber length indicate that sarcomere hyperextension upon the resumption of weight-bearing activity may be an important mechanism underlying this response.

  16. KPZ Reloaded

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    Gubinelli, Massimiliano; Perkowski, Nicolas

    2017-01-01

    We analyze the one-dimensional periodic Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation in the language of paracontrolled distributions, giving an alternative viewpoint on the seminal results of Hairer. Apart from deriving a basic existence and uniqueness result for paracontrolled solutions to the KPZ equation we perform a thorough study of some related problems. We rigorously prove the links between the KPZ equation, stochastic Burgers equation, and (linear) stochastic heat equation and also the existence of solutions starting from quite irregular initial conditions. We also show that there is a natural approximation scheme for the nonlinearity in the stochastic Burgers equation. Interpreting the KPZ equation as the value function of an optimal control problem, we give a pathwise proof for the global existence of solutions and thus for the strict positivity of solutions to the stochastic heat equation. Moreover, we study Sasamoto-Spohn type discretizations of the stochastic Burgers equation and show that their limit solves the continuous Burgers equation possibly with an additional linear transport term. As an application, we give a proof of the invariance of the white noise for the stochastic Burgers equation that does not rely on the Cole-Hopf transform.

  17. LSND reloaded

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    Agarwalla, Sanjib K

    2010-01-01

    In view of the recent result from the anti-neutrino run of MiniBooNE, we suggest to repeat the original Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector (LSND) experiment using Super-Kamiokande, doped with Gadolinium, as detector. Due to the more than 100 times larger detector mass offered by Super-Kamiokande, the neutrino source requires a proton beam power of less than 300kW at a proton energy around a 1GeV. A one year run of this setup can corroborate or refute both the LSND and MiniBooNE claims at more than 5 sigma confidence level. If a signal is observed, the large size of Super-Kamiokande combined with its good ability to determine the position of an anti-neutrino event allows to establish the characteristic baseline dependence of oscillation.

  18. Jemboss reloaded.

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    Mullan, Lisa

    2004-06-01

    Bioinformatics tools are freely available from websites all over the world. Often they are presented as web services, although there are many tools for download and use on a local machine. This tutorial section looks at Jemboss, a Java-based graphical user interface (GUI) for the EMBOSS bioinformatics suite, which combines the advantages of both web service and downloaded software.

  19. Microcosm reloaded!

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    Stefania Pandolfi

    2015-01-01

    On 20 July, Microcosm reopened its doors to the public. CERN’s guides are already leading many enthusiastic visitors through the new attractions of the popular exhibition. More areas will reopen progressively over the coming weeks before the official inauguration this autumn.   A group of visitors is guided through the new Microcosm exhibit. After six months of extensive refurbishment work, Microcosm is back and open for public visits. As some installations are not yet up and running, CERN’s guides are there to provide visitors with additional explanations. “The two groups I guided were amazed to see real detector components before their eyes, laid out in inviting and informative displays,” says Achintya Rao, member of the CMS collaboration and a CERN guide. “The life-sized CMS mock-up and the CCC panorama are excellent locations to have in-depth conversations with enthusiastic visitors and give them a glimpse into everyday life at CERN.&...

  20. Iliad Reloaded

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    Kesting, Peter; Thiel, Stephanie

    2014-01-01

    that they could not win the war (aside from Odysseus, who had an idea involving a wooden horse, but people did not think his idea would work). The war is ruining the economy of both parties; further, both are threatened by the Hittites, a hostile kingdom in the East. It is time to negotiate! However, do...... the parties recognise the meaning of the Gods (who are not sitting at the table, but are playing with the humans)? This role-play had originally been written for The Negotiation Challenge, 2013, in Athens, Greece (http://thenegotiationchallenge.org/). The story of this role-play and its main characters were...

  1. Universal adaptive self-stabilizing traversal scheme: random walk and reloading wave

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    Bernard, Thibault; Sohier, Devan

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we investigate random walk based token circulation in dynamic environments subject to failures. We describe hypotheses on the dynamic environment that allow random walks to meet the important property that the token visits any node infinitely often. The randomness of this scheme allows it to work on any topology, and require no adaptation after a topological change, which is a desirable property for applications to dynamic systems. For random walks to be a traversal scheme and to answer the concurrence problem, one needs to guarantee that exactly one token circulates in the system. In the presence of transient failures, configurations with multiple tokens or with no token can occur. The meeting property of random walks solves the cases with multiple tokens. The reloading wave mechanism we propose, together with timeouts, allows to detect and solve cases with no token. This traversal scheme is self-stabilizing, and universal, meaning that it needs no assumption on the system topology. We describ...

  2. Gaudí and the reinvention of the architectural order

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    Simonetta Ciranna

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The term "re-invention", used in the title, draws suggestion from the article Gli ordini architettonici rinascita o invenzione? (The Architectural Order Revival or Invention?. In this paper, the two authors, Christof Thoenes and Hubertus Günther, already foreshadowed in the header their considerations on coding and theory of the architectural order made in the Renaissance. The paper stressed such as the testing, carried out between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, was aiming at the creation of an instrument of rational design. Even Gaudí sounder new rules of composition through the comparison with contemporary manuals and the analysis of architectural heritage of the past, the knowledge of which was only minimally direct. So he came to the reinvention of the Doric order adopted in the hypostyle hall or "greek theater" of the Park Güell. The text explores this architecture, the only where Gaudí took the lintel system, using a Doric where the morphological accordance of the elements - shaft, capital, architrave, frieze and cornice - with the old model and the relationship between the individual parts and the whole do not break the stylistic unity. A reflection that even touches the its definition of "archaic" and "Mediterranean". Keywords: Anton Gaudì, Parque Güell, Doric order, Barcelona. Gaudí e la reinvenzione dell’ordine architettonico Il termine "reinvenzione", usato nel titolo, trae suggerimento dall’articolo Gli ordini architettonici rinascita o invenzione? in cui i due autori, Christof Thoenes e Hubertus Günther, preannunciavano già nella intestazione le loro considerazioni sulla codificazione e teorizzazione dell’ordine architettonico formulate nel Rinascimento. Il saggio sottolineava come la sperimentazione svolta tra il Quattro e il Cinquecento mirasse alla creazione di uno strumento di progettazione razionale. Anche Gaudí scandagliò nuove regole compositive attraverso la collazione della manualistica

  3. Reinventing R&D in an open innovation ecosystem.

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    Traitler, Helmut; Watzke, Heribert J; Saguy, I Sam

    2011-03-01

    Today, the idea that random collisions and interactions offer solutions and business opportunities is no longer acceptable. Instead, partnerships and alignments, both downstream and upstream, are paramount for cross-fertilization and synergy. To survive, and thrive, in today's world of global innovation, alliances based on compatible differences must be sought. Innovation Partnerships and the Sharing-is-Winning model represent a paradigm shift toward accelerating co-development of sustainable innovation, with alignment of the entire value chain with consumer-centric innovations being one of its main pillars. It includes 3 levels of typical joint development: universities, research institutes, and centers; start-ups and individual inventors; a select number of key strategic suppliers. Reinventing R&D in an open innovation ecosystem and increasing success rates in an increasingly competitive marketplace require implementing significant steps--both perceived and tangible. Specific recommendations are provided for 10 major identified topics: leadership, strategy, the consumer, the value chain, internal experts and championship, metrics, IP, culture, academia, and passion. The Sharing-is-Winning model extends the scope of open innovation to sustainable and enhanced processes of co-innovation.

  4. Review of primary spaceflight-induced and secondary reloading-induced changes in slow antigravity muscles of rats

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    Riley, D. A.

    We have examined the light and electron microscopic properties of hindlimb muscles of rats flown in space for 1-2 weeks on Cosmos biosatellite flights 1887 and 2044 and Space Shuttle missions Spacelab-3, Spacelab Life Sciences-1 and Spacelab Life Sciences-2. Tissues were obtained both inflight and postflight permitting definition of primary microgravity-induced changes and secondary reentry and gravity reloading-induced alterations. Spaceflight causes atrophy and expression of fast fiber characteristics in slow antigravity muscles. The stresses of reentry and reloading reveal that atrophic muscles show increased susceptibility to interstitial edema and ischemic-anoxic necrosis as well as muscle fiber tearing with disruption of contractile proteins. These results demonstrate that the effects of spaceflight on skeletal muscle are multifaceted, and major changes occur both inflight and following return to Earth's gravity.

  5. Stakes and Solutions for current and up-coming Licensing Challenges in PWR and BWR Reload and Safety Analysis

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    Curca-Tiving, F.; Opel, S.

    2014-07-01

    Regulatory requirements for reloads and safety analyses are evolving: New safety criteria, requests for enlarged qualification databases, statistical applications, uncertainty propagation... In order to address these challenges and access more predictable licensing processes, AREVA implements a consistent code and methodology suite for PWR and BWR core design and safety analysis, based on a first principles modeling with an extremely broad international verification and validation data base. (Author)

  6. Re-inventing the fiber-optic textbook: a proposal

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    Hecht, Jeff; Hecht, Deborah; Chowdary, Ahsan; Massa, Nicholas

    2016-09-01

    It's time to reinvent the textbook to meet the needs of today's students, educators, and self-study readers. Students aren't buying them, and authors and publishers have slowed or stopped revising them keep up with new technology and new pedagogy. We want to demonstrate new possibilities by completely overhauling Understanding Fiber Optics, an introduction to fiber optics originally written by J.H. for self-study and later republished as a textbook for technician training. After five editions that sold over 100,000 copies, its page count nearly doubled and its price soared more than tenfold from its original $16.95. We envision a modular structure to meet the needs of students and instructors. Basic concepts will be covered at an introductory level in a "core book" of some 200-250 pages, suitable for self-study, STEM programs at the high school level, and technician training. Additional separate modules primarily intended for instructors will cover details, such as how to install connectors. All materials will be distributed electronically at low cost, and will include interactive demonstrations, animations, simulations, and audio and video supplements explaining key concepts. Our goal is to keep the best aspects of a well-written and well-illustrated textbook, take advantage of new tools for presenting material to students, and make the whole package readily accessible and affordable to students, instructors, and anyone else wanting a working knowledge of fiber optics. We are developing a proposal to achieve these goals, and looking for partners to help us develop, test and evaluate instructional materials.

  7. Particle swarm optimization with random keys applied to the nuclear reactor reload problem

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    Meneses, Anderson Alvarenga de Moura [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Programa de Engenharia Nuclear; Fundacao Educacional de Macae (FUNEMAC), RJ (Brazil). Faculdade Professor Miguel Angelo da Silva Santos; Machado, Marcelo Dornellas; Medeiros, Jose Antonio Carlos Canedo; Schirru, Roberto [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Programa de Engenharia Nuclear]. E-mails: ameneses@con.ufrj.br; marcelo@lmp.ufrj.br; canedo@lmp.ufrj.br; schirru@lmp.ufrj.br

    2007-07-01

    In 1995, Kennedy and Eberhart presented the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), an Artificial Intelligence metaheuristic technique to optimize non-linear continuous functions. The concept of Swarm Intelligence is based on the socials aspects of intelligence, it means, the ability of individuals to learn with their own experience in a group as well as to take advantage of the performance of other individuals. Some PSO models for discrete search spaces have been developed for combinatorial optimization, although none of them presented satisfactory results to optimize a combinatorial problem as the nuclear reactor fuel reloading problem (NRFRP). In this sense, we developed the Particle Swarm Optimization with Random Keys (PSORK) in previous research to solve Combinatorial Problems. Experiences demonstrated that PSORK performed comparable to or better than other techniques. Thus, PSORK metaheuristic is being applied in optimization studies of the NRFRP for Angra 1 Nuclear Power Plant. Results will be compared with Genetic Algorithms and the manual method provided by a specialist. In this experience, the problem is being modeled for an eight-core symmetry and three-dimensional geometry, aiming at the minimization of the Nuclear Enthalpy Power Peaking Factor as well as the maximization of the cycle length. (author)

  8. New approaches of the potential field for QPSO algorithm applied to nuclear reactor reload problem

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    Nicolau, Andressa dos Santos; Schirru, Roberto, E-mail: andressa@lmp.ufrj.br [Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-Graduacao em Engenharia (COPPE/UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Programa de Engenharia Nuclear

    2015-07-01

    Recently quantum-inspired version of the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm, Quantum Particle Swarm Optimization (QPSO) was proposed. The QPSO algorithm permits all particles to have a quantum behavior, where some sort of 'quantum motion' is imposed in the search process. When the QPSO is tested against a set of benchmarking functions, it showed superior performances as compared to classical PSO. The QPSO outperforms the classical one most of the time in convergence speed and achieves better levels for the fitness functions. The great advantage of QPSO algorithm is that it uses only one parameter control. The critical step or QPSO algorithm is the choice of suitable attractive potential field that can guarantee bound states for the particles moving in the quantum environment. In this article, one version of QPSO algorithm was tested with two types of potential well: delta-potential well harmonic oscillator. The main goal of this study is to show with of the potential field is the most suitable for use in QPSO in a solution of the Nuclear Reactor Reload Optimization Problem, especially in the cycle 7 of a Brazilian Nuclear Power Plant. All result were compared with the performance of its classical counterpart of the literature and shows that QPSO algorithm are well situated among the best alternatives for dealing with hard optimization problems, such as NRROP. (author)

  9. Speed, vitality and innovation in the reinvention of Georgian planning aspects of integration and role formation

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    Assche, van K.A.M.; Salukvadze, J.; Duineveld, M.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we investigate the influence of speedy reform in a transitional country on the reinvention of spatial planning. For the country of Georgia, we briefly outline the evolution of the planning system since communism, and then analyse through two case studies how the specific transitional

  10. 40 CFR 403.20 - Pretreatment Program Reinvention Pilot Projects Under Project XL.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 28 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Pretreatment Program Reinvention Pilot Projects Under Project XL. 403.20 Section 403.20 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS GENERAL PRE-TREAT-MENT REGULATIONS FOR EXIST-ING AND NEW...

  11. Guiding Reinvention of Conventional Tools of Mathematical Logic: Students' Reasoning about Mathematical Disjunctions

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    Dawkins, Paul Christian; Cook, John Paul

    2017-01-01

    Motivated by the observation that formal logic answers questions students have not yet asked, we conducted exploratory teaching experiments with undergraduate students intended to guide their reinvention of truth-functional definitions for basic logical connectives. We intend to reframe the relationship between reasoning and logic by showing how…

  12. Repositioning Your EMBA Program and Reinventing Your Brand: A Case Study Analysis

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    Petit, Francis

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to illustrate how Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, repositioned its Executive MBA Program and reinvented its brand, over a ten year period. More specifically, this research will analyze the current state of the Executive MBA market and will discuss the best practices and frameworks implemented…

  13. Using Guided Reinvention to Develop Teachers' Understanding of Hypothesis Testing Concepts

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    Dolor, Jason; Noll, Jennifer

    2015-01-01

    Statistics education reform efforts emphasize the importance of informal inference in the learning of statistics. Research suggests statistics teachers experience similar difficulties understanding statistical inference concepts as students and how teacher knowledge can impact student learning. This study investigates how teachers reinvented an…

  14. Guiding Reinvention of Conventional Tools of Mathematical Logic: Students' Reasoning about Mathematical Disjunctions

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    Dawkins, Paul Christian; Cook, John Paul

    2017-01-01

    Motivated by the observation that formal logic answers questions students have not yet asked, we conducted exploratory teaching experiments with undergraduate students intended to guide their reinvention of truth-functional definitions for basic logical connectives. We intend to reframe the relationship between reasoning and logic by showing how…

  15. Using Guided Reinvention to Develop Teachers' Understanding of Hypothesis Testing Concepts

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    Dolor, Jason; Noll, Jennifer

    2015-01-01

    Statistics education reform efforts emphasize the importance of informal inference in the learning of statistics. Research suggests statistics teachers experience similar difficulties understanding statistical inference concepts as students and how teacher knowledge can impact student learning. This study investigates how teachers reinvented an…

  16. A spiritual contact zone: Re-inventing ritual space in The Netherlands' Afrika Museum

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    Kleuskens, E.; School, F.; Thijs, S.; Westendorp, M.F.; Venbrux, H.J.M.

    2010-01-01

    The research project Holy Ground, led by Paul Post and Arie Molendijk, has drawn attention to the process of 're-inventing ritual space in modern Western culture' by examining various places, such as 'rooms of silence and memorial shrines for victims of disease and violence'. Here we want to address

  17. Evaluation of the Learning Process of Students Reinventing the General Law of Energy Conservation

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    Logman, Paul; Kaper, Wolter; Ellermeijer, Ton

    2015-01-01

    To investigate the relationship between context and concept we have constructed a conceptual learning path in which students reinvent the concept of energy conservation and embedded this path in two authentic practices. A comparison of the expected learning outcome with actual student output for the most important steps in the learning path gives…

  18. "A Chance Child": Jill Paton Walsh and the Re-Invention of the Time Slip Story

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    Hall, Linda Marian

    2011-01-01

    In this study of Jill Paton Walsh's one time-slip novel, I attempt to show how she reinvents the genre by giving as much prominence to the dislocated present as she does to the sufferings of children caught up in the horrors of the Industrial Revolution. Where previous time-slip authors had concentrated on the past, she addresses clearly unwelcome…

  19. 78 FR 34655 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project...

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    2013-06-10

    ... of the Secretary Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration... Demonstration Project (75 FR 77380-77447, December 10, 2010). SUMMARY: On December 10, 2010 (75 FR 77380-77447), DoD published a notice of approval of a personnel management demonstration project for eligible...

  20. Reinvention of ethnic identification among second generation Moroccan and Turkish Dutch social climbers

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    Slootman, M.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, a trajectory of immigrant incorporation is identified among ethnic minority social climbers that is characterized by reassertion and reinvention of ethnic identity in early adulthood. In-depth interviews with university-educated, second generation Moroccan and Turkish Dutch show tha

  1. Reinventing the Library--How Repositories Are Causing Librarians to Rethink Their Professional Roles

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    Walters, Tyler O.

    2007-01-01

    The rise of digital repositories is helping libraries reinvent themselves. The benefits to libraries and universities creating institutional repositories (IRs) are great as libraries restructure, pursue collaborations, and re-position themselves to become major digital publishers and broadcasters in the scholarly world. They will no longer be…

  2. 76 FR 67154 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Program

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    2011-10-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration... Register notice, 73 FR 73248-73252, to record amendments to eight legacy Science and Technology...

  3. Reinventing Fractions and Division as They Are Used in Algebra: The Power of Preformal Productions

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    Peck, Frederick; Matassa, Michael

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we explore algebra students' mathematical realities around fractions and division, and the ways in which students reinvented mathematical productions involving fractions and division. We find that algebra students' initial realities do not include the fraction-as-quotient sub-construct. This can be problematic because in algebra,…

  4. "A Chance Child": Jill Paton Walsh and the Re-Invention of the Time Slip Story

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    Hall, Linda Marian

    2011-01-01

    In this study of Jill Paton Walsh's one time-slip novel, I attempt to show how she reinvents the genre by giving as much prominence to the dislocated present as she does to the sufferings of children caught up in the horrors of the Industrial Revolution. Where previous time-slip authors had concentrated on the past, she addresses clearly unwelcome…

  5. A modified firefly algorithm applied to the nuclear reload problem of a pressurized water reactor

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    Oliveira, Iona Maghali Santos de; Schirru, Roberto, E-mail: ioliveira@con.ufrj.b, E-mail: schirru@lmp.ufrj.b [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (PEN/COPPE/UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-Graduacao de Engenharia. Programa de Engenharia Nuclear

    2011-07-01

    The Nuclear Reactor Reload Problem (NRRP) is an issue of great importance and concern in nuclear engineering. It is the problem related with the periodic operation of replacing part of the fuel of a nuclear reactor. Traditionally, this procedure occurs after a period of operation called a cycle, or whenever the nuclear power plant is unable to continue operating at its nominal power. Studied for more than 40 years, the NRRP still remains a challenge for many optimization techniques due to its multiple objectives concerning economics, safety and reactor physics calculations. Characteristics such as non-linearity, multimodality and high dimensionality also make the NRRP a very complex optimization problem. In broad terms, it aims at getting the best arrangement of fuel in the nuclear reactor core that leads to a maximization of the operating time. The primary goal is to design fuel loading patterns (LPs) so that the core produces the required energy output in an economical way, without violating safety limits. Since multiple feasible solutions can be obtained to this problem, judicious optimization is required in order to identify the most economical among them. In this sense, this paper presents a new contribution in this area and introduces a modified firefly algorithm (FA) to perform LPs optimization for a pressurized water reactor. Based on the original FA introduced by Xin-She Yang in 2008, the proposed methodology seems to be very promising as an optimizer to the NRRP. The experiments performed and the comparisons with some well known best performing algorithms from the literature, confirm this statement. (author)

  6. Womanism and After: A Theatrical Justification for African Women’s Radical Response to Subjugation in Reloaded

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    Sola Emmanuel Owonibi

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The inculcation and transmission of socio-cultural, ideological and moral expectations of every society are is as much the role of individuals and institutions of that society as the available oral or written records of the society. With the advent of modernity, the mass media have come to play crucial roles in the socialization and conditioning of members of the society to accepted or expected roles and behaviour. The theatre has come to be very relevant in this regard. Diverse thematic preoccupations have actually authenticated the social relevance of theatre and the home video, especially in the Nigerian Nollywood industry. The focus on inter-personal relationship is particularly remarkable. Some Nollywood movies are particularly exemplary in their deconstruction of the man/woman relationship in the African society. This paper studied ‘Reloaded’, a Nigerian Nollywood movie.  The choice of the movie, Reloaded for this paper is informed by it radical departure from the African feminist tradition of womanism which tends to reject a radical response by women to their subjugation, and rather favours a sort of mild – even passive - dialogic synergy with men. This advocacy for complementarity, as we can see in a movie like Reloaded, has not brought the much-desired solution to women subjugation. This revelation is much more in consonance with reality; the reality that response to issues is spontaneous and universally natural to individuals rather than being unifocal. Using the sociological approach and adopting a critical analysis method, this study finds out that reality in the Nigerian society has shown that, in many cases, passivity, docility and persuasion have failed to bring about desired results where corrective retaliation has done the magic. The man/woman relationship is not an exception, as it is revealed in Reloaded.

  7. Nucleoprotein supplementation enhances the recovery of rat soleus mass with reloading after hindlimb unloading-induced atrophy via myonuclei accretion and increased protein synthesis.

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    Nakanishi, Ryosuke; Hirayama, Yusuke; Tanaka, Minoru; Maeshige, Noriaki; Kondo, Hiroyo; Ishihara, Akihiko; Roy, Roland R; Fujino, Hidemi

    2016-12-01

    Hindlimb unloading results in muscle atrophy and a period of reloading has been shown to partially recover the lost muscle mass. Two of the mechanisms involved in this recovery of muscle mass are the activation of protein synthesis pathways and an increase in myonuclei number. The additional myonuclei are provided by satellite cells that are activated by the mechanical stress associated with the reloading of the muscles and eventually incorporated into the muscle fibers. Amino acid supplementation with exercise also can increase skeletal muscle mass through enhancement of protein synthesis and nucleotide supplements can promote cell cycle activity. Therefore, we hypothesized that nucleoprotein supplementation, a combination of amino acids and nucleotides, would enhance the recovery of muscle mass to a greater extent than reloading alone after a period of unloading. Adult rats were assigned to 4 groups: control, hindlimb unloaded (HU; 14 days), reloaded (5 days) after hindlimb unloading (HUR), and reloaded after hindlimb unloading with nucleoprotein supplementation (HUR + NP). Compared with the HUR group, the HUR + NP group had larger soleus muscles and fiber cross-sectional areas, higher levels of phosphorylated rpS6, and higher numbers of myonuclei and myogenin-positive cells. These results suggest that nucleoprotein supplementation has a synergistic effect with reloading in recovering skeletal muscle properties after a period of unloading via rpS6 activation and satellite cell differentiation and incorporation into the muscle fibers. Therefore, this supplement may be an effective therapeutic regimen to include in rehabilitative strategies for a variety of muscle wasting conditions such as aging, cancer cachexia, muscular dystrophy, bed rest, and cast immobilization. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. 11 th fuel reload of the Unit 1, leadership with results; 11a recarga de combustible de la Unidad 1, liderazgo con resultados

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    Serrano, R.H. [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. e-mail: hsr98581@cfe.gob.mx

    2006-07-01

    At the moment the companies with world class, the formation of intellectual capital is a strategy to reach the excellence; the Management of Nucleo electric Centrals (GCN), aware of this strategy to achieve the mission commended, it establishes that it is decisive the leadership among their collaborators for the achievement of the goals. The obtained results in the 11 th reload of the Unit 1 are a sample of as how the leaders and collaborators when making work in team they have achieved the best results (collective dose and reload duration), until today in what is the history of the commercial operation of the Unit 1. (Author)

  9. Ancient gypsum mortars from Cyprus: characterization and reinvention

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    Theodoridou, M.; Ioannou, I.

    2012-04-01

    confirms the phenomena of crystallisation and recrystallisation closed to the exposed surfaces due to long-term weathering. As anticipated, the results of this study have proven useful in reinventing gypsum-based materials based on the production technology of the past and the use of local raw materials. It is worth noting that gypsum is a widely available mineral in Cyprus due to the extensive evaporite deposits on the island. In the mortars designed and produced in the laboratory, ratios of binder to aggregates were based on the results of the analysed ancient samples. Gypsum and lime based materials were used in different proportions both as binder and aggregates. The new mixtures were tested in fresh and dry conditions at 7, 28, 56 and 90 days after their production. The results indicated higher mechanical strengths (7.6-9.6 MPa) when only gypsum based materials were used both as binder and aggregates. Porosity and average pore diameter tended to increase as the percentage of calcite increased in the mixtures. The variability of the results enhances the possibility of selecting the appropriate repair mortar depending on the nature of the material which may demand a conservation treatment.

  10. Structure and Functional Characteristics of Rat’s Left Ventricle Cardiomyocytes under Antiorthostatic Suspension of Various Duration and Subsequent Reloading

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    I. V. Ogneva

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The goal of the research was to identify the structural and functional characteristics of the rat's left ventricle under antiorthostatic suspension within 1, 3, 7 and 14 days, and subsequent 3 and 7-day reloading after a 14-day suspension. The transversal stiffness of the cardiomyocyte has been determined by the atomic force microscopy, cell respiration—by polarography and proteins content—by Western blotting. Stiffness of the cortical cytoskeleton increases as soon as one day after the suspension and increases up to the 14th day, and starts decreasing during reloading, reaching the control level after 7 days. The stiffness of the contractile apparatus and the intensity of cell respiration also increases. The content of non-muscle isoforms of actin in the cytoplasmic fraction of proteins does not change during the whole experiment, as does not the beta-actin content in the membrane fraction. The content of gamma-actin in the membrane fraction correlates with the change in the transversal stiffness of the cortical cytoskeleton. Increased content of alpha-actinin-1 and alpha-actinin-4 in the membrane fraction of proteins during the suspension is consistent with increased gamma-actin content there. The opposite direction of change of alpha-actinin-1 and alpha-actinin-4 content suggests their involvement into the signal pathways.

  11. A study on the extension of the cycle length and change of the fuel reloading pattern for HANARO

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    Lee, C. S.; Jeo, D. G.; Park, S. J.; Kim, H. I. [KAERI, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    2003-10-01

    HANARO is operated with the cycle length of 28 days at 30MW and thus about 9 cycles a year. Three 36-element assemblies and two 18-element assemblies are discharged in the core and refueled. About 27 36-element assemblies and 18 18-element assemblies are consumed during a year. To reduce the consumption of fuel assemblies, the methods extending the cycle length and changing the fuel reloading pattern were studied in this paper. These two methods make the maximum linear power higher than current value. The excess reactivity at the end of cycle for the cycle length of 29.5 and 30 days is reduced to 14.4 mk and 11.0 mk. By the extension of the cycle length, more than two 36-element fuel assemblies are saved during a year. When the fuel reloading pattern is changed, the excess reactivity at the end of cycle has the value from 14 mk to 23 mk and two 18-element assemblies are saved during a year. But it is needed to manage the irradiation tests in the core because of decreasing the excess reactivity.

  12. Assessment of Logistics improvements made by Department of Defense reinvention laboratories

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    Jenkins, Todd M

    1997-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited This thesis examines the logistics accomplishments of Reinvention Laboratories in attempting to improve business practices within the Department of Defense. It documents five cases in which over $342 million in annual savings were achieved to show The potential of continuous improvement. It also provides recommendations for further research and for investment of resources to permit DoD logistics organizations to obtain greater savings....

  13. Re-invention and survival: newspapers in the era of digital multiplatform delivery

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    Doyle, G

    2014-01-01

    Drawing on empirical research into the strategies of leading UK press groups, this article examines the means by which newspapers, through processes of attrition in old and investment in new resources, have gradually re-invented themselves as digital multiplatform entities. It analyses how the adoption of a multiplatform distribution strategy is affecting organization of production activities, content and business models in the newspaper industry. While strategies for renewal based on adoptio...

  14. "How to be a Cholo" : reinventing a Chicano archetype on youtube

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    Trujillo, Esther; López, Gustavo

    2011-01-01

    The online video “How to be a Cholo” is demonstrative of the potential that YouTube has to be a decolonial space where the reinvention of Chicano archetypes is possible. In this video, creator Eric G. Ochoa and his alter ego, Ego the Cholo, engage in humorous commentary that questions the stereotypes that have been ascribed to male Latinos through the Chicano archetypes. From this viewpoint we explore how new media facilitates the renegotiation of recurring Latino archetypes by explaini...

  15. Dose distribution, using homogeneous material before the reload of the JS-6500 irradiator; Distribucion de dosis, empleando material homogeneo antes de la recarga del irradiador JS-6500

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    Carrasco A, H

    1991-10-15

    The objective of this report is to determine the dose distribution inside the aluminum containers used for the industrial irradiation, as well as to locate the positions of maximum and minimum doses, before the reloading of the JS-6500 Irradiator. (Author)

  16. Effect of unloading followed by reloading on expression of collagen and related growth factors in rat tendon and muscle

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    Heinemeier, K M; Olesen, J L; Haddad, F

    2009-01-01

    Tendon tissue and the extracellular matrix of skeletal muscle respond to mechanical loading by increased collagen expression and synthesis. This response is likely a secondary effect of a mechanically induced expression of growth factors, including transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1......) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I). It is not known whether unloading of tendon tissue can reduce the expression of collagen and collagen-inducing growth factors. Furthermore, the coordinated response of tendon and muscle tissue to disuse, followed by reloading, is unclear. Female Sprague-Dawley rats...... tissue growth factor (CTGF), myostatin, and IGF-I isoforms were measured by real-time RT-PCR in Achilles tendon and soleus muscle. The tendon mass was unchanged, while the muscle mass was reduced by 50% after HS (P

  17. Influence of the faces relative arrangement on the optimal reloading station location and analytical determination of its coordinates

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    V.К. Slobodyanyuk

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to develop a methodology of the optimal rock mass run-of-mine (RoM stock point determination and research of the influence of faces spatial arrangement on this point. The research represents an overview of current researches, where algorithms of the Fermat-Torricelli-Steiner point are used in order to minimize the logistic processes. The methods of mathematical optimization and analytical geometry were applied. Formulae for the optimal point coordinates determination for a 4 faces were established using the latter methods. Mining technology with use of reloading stations is rather common at the deep iron ore pits. In most cases, when deciding on location of RoM stock, its high-altitude position in space of the pit is primarily taken into account. However, the location of the reloading station in a layout also has a significant influence on technical and economic parameters of open-pit mining operations. The traditional approach, which considers a point of the center of gravity as an optimal point for RoM stock location, does not guarantee the minimum haulage. In mathematics, the Fermat-Torricelli point that provides a minimum distance to the vertices of the triangle is known. It is shown that the minimum haulage is provided when the point of RoM stock location and Fermat-Torricelli point coincide. In terms of open pit mining operations, the development of a method that will determine an optimal point of RoM stock location for a working area with respect to the known coordinates of distinguished points on the basis of new weight factors is of particular practical importance. A two-stage solution to the problem of determining the rational point of RoM stock location (with a minimal transport work for any number of faces is proposed. Such optimal point for RoM stock location reduces the transport work by 10–20 %.

  18. Time-Course of Muscle Mass Loss, Damage, and Proteolysis in Gastrocnemius following Unloading and Reloading: Implications in Chronic Diseases

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    Chacon-Cabrera, Alba; Lund-Palau, Helena; Gea, Joaquim; Barreiro, Esther

    2016-01-01

    Background Disuse muscle atrophy is a major comorbidity in patients with chronic diseases including cancer. We sought to explore the kinetics of molecular mechanisms shown to be involved in muscle mass loss throughout time in a mouse model of disuse muscle atrophy and recovery following immobilization. Methods Body and muscle weights, grip strength, muscle phenotype (fiber type composition and morphometry and muscle structural alterations), proteolysis, contractile proteins, systemic troponin I, and mitochondrial content were assessed in gastrocnemius of mice exposed to periods (1, 2, 3, 7, 15 and 30 days) of non-invasive hindlimb immobilization (plastic splint, I cohorts) and in those exposed to reloading for different time-points (1, 3, 7, 15, and 30 days, R cohorts) following a seven-day period of immobilization. Groups of control animals were also used. Results Compared to non-exposed controls, muscle weight, limb strength, slow- and fast-twitch cross-sectional areas, mtDNA/nDNA, and myosin content were decreased in mice of I cohorts, whereas tyrosine release, ubiquitin-proteasome activity, muscle injury and systemic troponin I levels were increased. Gastrocnemius reloading following splint removal improved muscle mass loss, strength, fiber atrophy, injury, myosin content, and mtDNA/nDNA, while reducing ubiquitin-proteasome activity and proteolysis. Conclusions A consistent program of molecular and cellular events leading to reduced gastrocnemius muscle mass and mitochondrial content and reduced strength, enhanced proteolysis, and injury, was seen in this non-invasive mouse model of disuse muscle atrophy. Unloading of the muscle following removal of the splint significantly improved the alterations seen during unloading, characterized by a specific kinetic profile of molecular events involved in muscle regeneration. These findings have implications in patients with chronic diseases including cancer in whom physical activity may be severely compromised. PMID

  19. Reinventing the Baltic Sea Region: From the Hansa to the Eu-Strategy of 2009

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    Michael North

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The political changes of 1989 stimulated a new perception and perspective of the Baltic Sea Region. And this gained momentum with the Eastern Enlargement of the EU. The new situation encouraged research as well. In this context the “Baltic Sea” is not an unchangeable physical setting, but also a construction of different actors or protagonists. People and powers continuously reinvent the Baltic Sea Region. That is why; the following paper focuses on the different notions of the Baltic Sea Region from the Middle Ages up to now and also examines the recent EU-Strategy of this region.

  20. Fuel assemblies with inert matrices as reloads of cycle 11 of the Unit 1 of the LVNC; Ensamble combustibles con matrices inertes como recargas del ciclo 11 de la Unidad 1 de la CNLV

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    Lucatero, M.A.; Hernandez M, N.; Hernandez L, H. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: mal@nuclear.inin.mx

    2005-07-01

    In this work the results that were obtained of the analysis of three different reloads of the cycle 11 with fuel assemblies containing a mixture of UO{sub 2} and plutonium grade armament in an inert matrix. The proposed assemble, consists of an arrangement 10x10 with 42 bars fuels of PuO{sub 2}-CeO{sub 2}, 34 fuel bars with UO{sub 2} and 16 fuel bars with UO{sub 2}-Gd{sub 2O}3. The proposed assemble is equivalent to an it reloadable assemble of the cycle 11. The fuel bars of uranium and gadolinium, are of the same type of those that are used in the reloadable assemble of uranium. The design and generation of the nuclear databases of the fuel cell with mixed fuel, it was carried out with the HELIUMS code. The simulation of operation of the cycle 11, it was carried out with the CM-PRESTO code. The results show that with one reload of 72 assemblies of UO{sub 2} and 32 assemblies with mixed fuel has a cycle length of smaller in 10.5 days to the cycle length with the complete reload of assemblies of UO{sub 2} and a length smaller cycle in 34 days with the complete reload of 104 assemblies with mixed fuel. (Author)

  1. Optimization of fuel reloads for a BWR using the ant colony system; Optimizacion de recargas de combustible para un BWR usando el sistema de colonia de hormigas

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    Esquivel E, J. [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Facultad de Ingenieria, Cerro de Coatepec s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 50110 Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Ortiz S, J. J. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)], e-mail: jaime.es.jaime@gmail.com

    2009-10-15

    In this work some results obtained during the development of optimization systems are presented, which are employees for the fuel reload design in a BWR. The systems use the ant colony optimization technique. As first instance, a system is developed that was adapted at travel salesman problem applied for the 32 state capitals of Mexican Republic. The purpose of this implementation is that a similarity exists with the design of fuel reload, since the two problems are of combinatorial optimization with decision variables that have similarity between both. The system was coupled to simulator SIMULATE-3, obtaining good results when being applied to an operation cycle in equilibrium for reactors of nuclear power plant of Laguna Verde. (Author)

  2. End-of-life decisions and the reinvented Rule of Double Effect: a critical analysis.

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    Lindblad, Anna; Lynöe, Niels; Juth, Niklas

    2014-09-01

    The Rule of Double Effect (RDE) holds that it may be permissible to harm an individual while acting for the sake of a proportionate good, given that the harm is not an intended means to the good but merely a foreseen side-effect. Although frequently used in medical ethical reasoning, the rule has been repeatedly questioned in the past few decades. However, Daniel Sulmasy, a proponent who has done a lot of work lately defending the RDE, has recently presented a reformulated and more detailed version of the rule. Thanks to its greater precision, this reinvented RDE avoids several problems thought to plague the traditional RDE. Although an improvement compared with the traditional version, we argue that Sulmasy's reinvented RDE will not stand closer scrutiny. Not only has the range of proper applicability narrowed significantly, but, more importantly, Sulmasy fails to establish that there is a morally relevant distinction between intended and foreseen effects. In particular, he fails to establish that there is any distinction that can account for the alleged moral difference between sedation therapy and euthanasia.

  3. A Partnership between the Dallas County Community College District and Texas Instruments: Using Total Quality Management to Reinvent Workforce Preparation.

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    Wenrich, J. William

    1994-01-01

    Describes elements of a partnership between Dallas County Community College District and Texas Instruments that draws on the concepts and processes of Total Quality Management (TQM). Suggests that such partnerships have the net effect of significantly improving and reinventing cooperative efforts to prepare students for the workforce. (MAB)

  4. Re-Inventing 'Europe': The Case of the European Dimension in Greek-Cypriot Geography and History Curricula

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    Philippou, Stavroula

    2007-01-01

    'Europe' has been increasingly 'invented' and 'reinvented' in discussions about education, curricula and identities over the last five decades. The 'European dimension in education' was a term increasingly used by the European Union and the Council of Europe to denote their educational policies encouraging national educational systems to endorse a…

  5. Re-inventing the Historical in Comparative Education: Reflections on a Protean Episteme by a Contemporary Player.

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    Kazamias, Andreas M.

    2001-01-01

    Since the 1960s, the epistemological-cum-methodological orientations of American and British comparative education changed from being historical to being social scientific. This metamorphosis has impoverished the field, and a return to a re-invented historical mode of comparative analysis would help to humanize comparative education in a cosmos of…

  6. Risk-based decision making for staggered bioterrorist attacks : resource allocation and risk reduction in "reload" scenarios.

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    Lemaster, Michelle Nicole; Gay, David M. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Ehlen, Mark Andrew (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Boggs, Paul T.; Ray, Jaideep

    2009-10-01

    Staggered bioterrorist attacks with aerosolized pathogens on population centers present a formidable challenge to resource allocation and response planning. The response and planning will commence immediately after the detection of the first attack and with no or little information of the second attack. In this report, we outline a method by which resource allocation may be performed. It involves probabilistic reconstruction of the bioterrorist attack from partial observations of the outbreak, followed by an optimization-under-uncertainty approach to perform resource allocations. We consider both single-site and time-staggered multi-site attacks (i.e., a reload scenario) under conditions when resources (personnel and equipment which are difficult to gather and transport) are insufficient. Both communicable (plague) and non-communicable diseases (anthrax) are addressed, and we also consider cases when the data, the time-series of people reporting with symptoms, are confounded with a reporting delay. We demonstrate how our approach develops allocations profiles that have the potential to reduce the probability of an extremely adverse outcome in exchange for a more certain, but less adverse outcome. We explore the effect of placing limits on daily allocations. Further, since our method is data-driven, the resource allocation progressively improves as more data becomes available.

  7. Reinventing the Hospital – A Study of Lost Synergies in Danish Healthcare

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    Bekdik, Baris; Thuesen, Christian

    2016-01-01

    project. This lead us to the conclusion that the hospital is reinvented in each project leaving behind unrealized potential for leveraging similarity across the projects. This could have been achieved by a stronger central coordination, thinking of super hospitals as programs and portfolios rather than......The purpose of this study is to identify the effects of inter organizational relationships in construction projects by investigating how complexities are manifested in variance and repetitions across projects. The case is a set of 27 hospital projects in Denmark including new buildings as well...... as extensions of existing hospitals. The key empirical material consists of detailed drawings of each of the projects along with information of the participating organizations. The implications of the interorganizational relationships is studied thorough a theoretical framework of modularity by looking...

  8. PENGEMBANGAN MODEL KOMUNIKASI EDUKATIF REINVENTING SUBSCONCIOUS MIND (RESMI UNTUK MADRASAH IBTIDAIYAH

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    Andi Prastowo

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The effort to develop communicative competence of Madrasah Ibtidaiyah teachers in Indonesia is still low. It is shown from various upgrading programs for teacher’s professionalism and quality which rarely touch communicative competence aspect. However, government regulation on academic qualification standard and teacher competence stated that communicative competence becomes the bases of pedagogic, social, and professional competences, except personality competence. In addition, in teacher training institute the course on learning communication is not always given. While communication play an important role for effective learning process. This article presents the research of development of Fikih learning communications model in Madrasah Ibtidaiyah namely reinventing subconscious mind (RESMI. The result shows that its implementation improves the familiarity between teachers and pupils, learning enthusiasm, ability to memorize materials, and improve learning achievement.

  9. Re-Inventing Teachers’ Competences at Early Childhood Education in Building Characters Needed for Global Competition

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    Karmila Machmud

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this paper is to elaborate and to re-invent the competencies needed by early childhood education teachers. Building children’s character from an early age is significant, but the main problem that is often overlooked is the contribution of Early Childhood Education teachers. Children’s character formation is largely determined by the quality of early childhood teachers. So if we want to instill character values required by our nations, the improvement of the quality of early childhood teachers is very significant. In terms of shaping children’s character, they should be equipped with some important skills and competences, because they have a significant role in building the Indonesian Children’s characters needed in global competition without abandoning their identity as a dignified Indonesian.

  10. Design and optimization of a fuel reload of BWR with plutonium and minor actinides; Diseno y optimizacion de una recarga de combustible de BWR con plutonio y actinidos menores

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    Guzman A, J. R.; Francois L, J. L.; Martin del Campo M, C.; Palomera P, M. A. [UNAM, Facultad de Ingenieria, Departamento de Sistemas Energeticos, Paseo Cuauhnahuac 8532, Jiutepec, Morelos 62550 (Mexico)]. e-mail: maestro_juan_rafael@hotmail.com

    2008-07-01

    In this work is designed and optimized a pattern of fuel reload of a boiling water reactor (BWR), whose fuel is compound of uranium coming from the enrichment lines, plutonium and minor actinides (neptunium, americium, curium); obtained of the spent fuel recycling of reactors type BWR. This work is divided in two stages: in the first stage a reload pattern designs with and equilibrium cycle is reached, where the reload lot is invariant cycle to cycle. This reload pattern is gotten adjusting the plutonium content of the assembly for to reach the length of the wished cycle. Furthermore, it is necessary to increase the concentration of boron-10 in the control rods and to introduce gadolinium in some fuel rods of the assembly, in order to satisfy the margin approach of out. Some reactor parameters are presented: the axial profile of power average of the reactor core, and the axial and radial distribution of the fraction of holes, for the one reload pattern in balance. For the design of reload pattern codes HELIOS and CM-PRESTO are used. In the second stage an optimization technique based on genetic algorithms is used, along with certain obtained heuristic rules of the engineer experience, with the intention of optimizing the reload pattern obtained in the first stage. The objective function looks for to maximize the length of the reactor cycle, at the same time as that they are satisfied their limits related to the power and the reactor reactivity. Certain heuristic rules are applied in order to satisfy the recommendations of the fuel management: the strategy of the control cells core, the strategy of reload pattern of low leakage, and the symmetry of a quarter of nucleus. For the evaluation of the parameters that take part in the objective function it simulates the reactor using code CM-PRESTO. Using the technique of optimization of the genetic algorithms an energy of the cycle of 10834.5 MW d/tHM is obtained, which represents 5.5% of extra energy with respect to the

  11. Reinventing Culture

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    2008-01-01

    Singer puts a modern musical face on ancient cultural classics In traditional loose sleeved Chinese costume and a hairstyle straight from ancient China, a slim female singer stepped onto the stage, singing a wistful song called Li. "Li is respect, Li is elegance, Li is purity, Li is tranquility; Li comes from a smile, Li comes from love, Li comes from the heart," she sings, accompanied by a melody of haunting court music. The singer is appearing on CCTV, China’s National TV station, in a music program aired during the 2008 Olympic Games.

  12. Reinvent Geodiversity

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    Denise Pumain

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available 1999 is drawing to a close, and except for worries about the computer bug the countdown to 2000 appears not to be exciting millenarian fears. Let's just hope that this new date line does not have consequences like those for the unfortunate passengers shipwrecked on the island of the day before as related by Umberto Eco. From a geographical perspective the year now ending has been one of eclectic developments, but omnipresent is the growth in networks and integration on a planetary scale, as r...

  13. Reinventing MSHA

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    Nichols, M.W. Jr. [Dept. of Labor, Arlington, VA (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Much has been accomplished in the area of mine safety and health since the enactment of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 and its sister legislation, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. Since the enactment of these two pieces of landmark legislation, the mining community has experienced a continual downward trend in fatalities and serious lost time injuries. Mining technology has developed equipment which permits the safer extraction of coal and other minerals. Mine personnel have developed and implemented innovative mining methodologies which have resulted in safer and more efficient mining cycles. Today, the industry mines approximately one billion tons of coal and has achieved a health and safety record which is the envy of the industrialized nations. In looking back over the years, one can readily determine that the mining community has much to be proud about. However, not withstanding these success stories, this mining community, including labor, management, academia and the regulatory agencies, must guard against becoming complacent and satisfied with these accomplishments.

  14. Singlet oxygen sensitizing materials based on porous silicone: photochemical characterization, effect of dye reloading and application to water disinfection with solar reactors.

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    Manjón, Francisco; Santana-Magaña, Montserrat; García-Fresnadillo, David; Orellana, Guillermo

    2010-06-01

    Photogeneration of singlet molecular oxygen ((1)O(2)) is applied to organic synthesis (photooxidations), atmosphere/water treatment (disinfection), antibiofouling materials and in photodynamic therapy of cancer. In this paper, (1)O(2) photosensitizing materials containing the dyes tris(4,4'-diphenyl-2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) (1, RDB(2+)) or tris(4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline)ruthenium(II) (2, RDP(2+)), immobilized on porous silicone (abbreviated RDB/pSil and RDP/pSil), have been produced and tested for waterborne Enterococcus faecalis inactivation using a laboratory solar simulator and a compound parabolic collector (CPC)-based solar photoreactor. In order to investigate the feasibility of its reuse, the sunlight-exposed RDP/pSil sensitizing material (RDP/pSil-a) has been reloaded with RDP(2+) (RDP/pSil-r). Surprisingly, results for bacteria inactivation with the reloaded material have demonstrated a 4-fold higher efficiency compared to those of either RDP/pSil-a, unused RDB/pSil and the original RDP/pSil. Surface and bulk photochemical characterization of the new material (RDP/pSil-r) has shown that the bactericidal efficiency enhancement is due to aggregation of the silicone-supported photosensitizer on the surface of the polymer, as evidenced by confocal fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM). Photogenerated (1)O(2) lifetimes in the wet sensitizer-doped silicone have been determined to be ten times longer than in water. These facts, together with the water rheology in the solar reactor and the interfacial production of the biocidal species, account for the more effective disinfection observed with the reloaded photosensitizing material. These results extend and improve the operational lifetime of photocatalytic materials for point-of-use (1)O(2)-mediated solar water disinfection.

  15. New strategies of reloads design and models of control bars in boiling water reactors; Nuevas estrategias de diseno de recargas y de patrones de barras de control en reactores de agua en ebullicion

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    Castillo M, J. A.; Ortiz S, J. J.; Perusquia del Cueto, R., E-mail: alejandro.castillo@inin.gob.mx [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2011-11-15

    In this work the results obtained when analyzing new strategies in the reload designs of nuclear fuel and models of control bars, for boiling water reactors are presented. The idea is to analyze the behaviour of the reactor during an operation cycle, when the heuristic rules are not used (commonly used by expert engineers in both designs). Specifically was analyzed the rule of low leak and the load strategy Control Cell Core for the design of a fuel reload. In a same way was analyzed the rule of prohibiting the use of the intermediate positions in the control bars, as well as the construction of bar models based on load strategies type Control Cell Core. In the first analysis a balance and transition cycle were used. For the second analysis only a transition cycle was used, firstly with the reloads designed in the first analysis and later on with reloads built by other methods. For the simulation of the different configurations proposed in both cases, was used the code Simulate-3. To obtain the designs in both studies, the heuristic techniques or neural networks and taboo search were used. The obtained results show that it can be omitted of some rules used in the ambit for the mentioned designs and even so to obtain good results. To carry out this investigation was used Dell work station under Li nux platform. (Author)

  16. Fragmentation trees reloaded.

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    Böcker, Sebastian; Dührkop, Kai

    2016-01-01

    Untargeted metabolomics commonly uses liquid chromatography mass spectrometry to measure abundances of metabolites; subsequent tandem mass spectrometry is used to derive information about individual compounds. One of the bottlenecks in this experimental setup is the interpretation of fragmentation spectra to accurately and efficiently identify compounds. Fragmentation trees have become a powerful tool for the interpretation of tandem mass spectrometry data of small molecules. These trees are determined from the data using combinatorial optimization, and aim at explaining the experimental data via fragmentation cascades. Fragmentation tree computation does not require spectral or structural databases. To obtain biochemically meaningful trees, one needs an elaborate optimization function (scoring). We present a new scoring for computing fragmentation trees, transforming the combinatorial optimization into a Maximum A Posteriori estimator. We demonstrate the superiority of the new scoring for two tasks: both for the de novo identification of molecular formulas of unknown compounds, and for searching a database for structurally similar compounds, our method SIRIUS 3, performs significantly better than the previous version of our method, as well as other methods for this task. SIRIUS 3 can be a part of an untargeted metabolomics workflow, allowing researchers to investigate unknowns using automated computational methods.Graphical abstractWe present a new scoring for computing fragmentation trees from tandem mass spectrometry data based on Bayesian statistics. The best scoring fragmentation tree most likely explains the molecular formula of the measured parent ion.

  17. The exited hexagon reloaded

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    Bartels, Joachim [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). II. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Kotanski, Jan; Schomerus, Volker; Sprenger, Martin [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)

    2013-11-15

    This work revisits the computation of six-gluon scattering amplitudes in the high energy limit of strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. It is based on previous studies in which we showed that the amplitude simplifies in the Regge regime and outlined an efficient computational scheme. By exploiting a symmetry of the underlying equations we are now able to argue that a term we had seen in preliminary numerical studies must vanish identically. The derived formula for the Regge limit of the 6-gluon scattering amplitude at strong coupling differs from the one we had conjectured previously.

  18. Using a combination of weighting factor method and imperialist competitive algorithm to improve speed and enhance process of reloading pattern optimization of VVER-1000 reactors in transient cycles

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    Rahmani, Yashar, E-mail: yashar.rahmani@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Sari (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shahvari, Yaser [Department of Computer Engineering, Payame Noor University (PNU), P.O. Box 19395-3697, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Kia, Faezeh [Golestan Institute of Higher Education, Gorgan 49139-83635 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2017-03-15

    Highlights: • This article was an attempt to optimize reloading pattern of Bushehr VVER-1000 reactor. • A combination of weighting factor method and the imperialist competitive algorithm was used. • The speed of optimization and desirability of the proposed pattern increased considerably. • To evaluate arrangements, a coupling of WIMSD5-B, CITATION-LDI2 and WERL codes was used. • Results reflected the considerable superiority of the proposed method over direct optimization. - Abstract: In this research, an innovative solution is described which can be used with a combination of the new imperialist competitive algorithm and the weighting factor method to improve speed and increase globality of search in reloading pattern optimization of VVER-1000 reactors in transient cycles and even obtain more desirable results than conventional direct method. In this regard, to reduce the scope of the assumed searchable arrangements, first using the weighting factor method and based on values of these coefficients in each of the 16 types of loadable fuel assemblies in the second cycle, the fuel assemblies were classified in more limited groups. In consequence, the types of fuel assemblies were reduced from 16 to 6 and consequently the number of possible arrangements was reduced considerably. Afterwards, in the first phase of optimization the imperialist competitive algorithm was used to propose an optimum reloading pattern with 6 groups. In the second phase, the algorithm was reused for finding desirable placement of the subset assemblies of each group in the optimum arrangement obtained from the previous phase, and thus the retransformation of the optimum arrangement takes place from the virtual 6-group mode to the real mode with 16 fuel types. In this research, the optimization process was conducted in two states. In the first state, it was tried to obtain an arrangement with the maximum effective multiplication factor and the smallest maximum power peaking factor. In

  19. 基于地址重载型双FIFO的传输系统%Dual FIFO Data Transmission System Based on Address Reload

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    袁文燕; 张建宏; 张俊杰

    2013-01-01

    提出了一种基于双FIFO的数据传输系统,可实现变长数据帧传输.锁存写入数据FIFO的数据帧首地址的功能,如有错误需要放弃传输时,数据FIFO不用等待已经写入的错误数据被读空,而直接把写入地址重新装载成之前锁存的数据帧首地址即可,因此该双FIFO结构具有自动数据恢复功能,特别是在出现传输错误等情况需要放弃本帧数据时,可有效地提高传输速率.%A data transmission system based on dual FIFO is put forward in this paper, and the system can transmit data frame with variable length. When data frame is written into the data FIFO, the system locks the head address of the frame. If transmission error happens, the system has to abort the transmission. Data FIFO will not waste time on waiting for an empty RAM, which the error data has been written in. The system reloads the head address locked before, and then writes data from the reloaded address. So the dual FIFO structure has the automatic data recovery function, especially in transmission failure situation, the transmission rate can be effectively improved.

  20. Three stops of fuel reloading with length of less 30 days in the Laguna Verde Central; Tres paradas de recarga de combustible con duracion de menos de 30 dias en la Central Laguna Verde

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    Lozano L, A. [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Central Laguna Verde, Subgerencia General de Operacion Planeacion, Veracruz (Mexico)]. e-mail: agustin.lozano@cfe.gob.mx

    2007-07-01

    The Laguna Verde Central having established as mission 'With maximum priority in the safety, to generate electricity by nuclear means with quality and cost competitive, sustained in our personnel's continuous overcoming and deep respect to the environment' and respecting our values (safety, responsibility by results, professional integrity, continuous improving, team working, excellence in the acting, quality of service, protection to the environment) they thought about our strategic objectives of the power station being born this way one of them that it is the program of improvement 'Reduction of reload times' looking for to be improves every day comparing us with the best plants in the world efficient all the processes in the power station that allowed us to measure our acting with the same parameters that settle down at international level like they are nuclear safety, industrial safety, radiological safety, capacity factor, readiness factor, cleaning of the power station attachment to procedures, attention to the detail and certainly to be competitive in the economic aspect. After analyzing the acting record of the power station, evaluating our technical capacity, economic, the location of the installation besides revising the international experiences it was defined that one of the concepts that impact considerably so much to the capacity and readiness factors besides the dose and production cost is the duration of the reload periods, for this reason they were elaborated work strategies to be able to reach our goal of reload days considered in being able to carry out them in less than 30 days, here the actions carried out that they made us complete the three last reloads in less than 30 days are captured. (Author)

  1. Four stops of fuel reloading with duration of less of 30 days in the Laguna Verde Central; Cuatro paradas de recarga de combustible con duracion de menos de 30 dias en la central laguna verde

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    Lozano L, A. [CFE, Central Laguna Verde, Planeacion, Veracruz (Mexico)]. e-mail: agustin.lozano@cfe.gob.mx

    2008-07-01

    The Laguna Verde Central having established as mission 'With maximum priority in the safety, to generate electricity by nuclear means with competitive quality and cost, sustained in our personnel's continuous overcoming and deep respect to the environment' and respecting our values (safety, responsibility by results, professional integrity, continuous improvement, team work, excellence in the performance, quality of service, protection to the environment its thought about our strategic objectives of the power station being born by this way one of them that it is the improvement program 'reduction of reloading times' looking for to be improves every day comparing us with the best plants of the world effectiveness all the processes in the power station that allowed us to measure our performance with the same parameters that settle down at international level as its are nuclear safety, industrial safety, radiological safety, capacity factor, readiness factor, cleaning of the power station attachment to procedures, attention to the detail and certainly to be competitive in the economic aspect. After analyzing the performance record of the power station, evaluating our technical, economic capacity, the location of the installation besides revising the international experiences was defined that one of the concepts that impact considerably so much to the capacity factors and readiness besides the dose and production cost is the duration of the reloading periods, for this reason work strategies were elaborated to be able to reach our goals of reloading days in less than 30 days, here are formed the carried out actions that they made us complete the four last reloading in less than 30 days. (Author)

  2. Youth and the Reinvention of Politics. New Forms of Participation in the Age of Individualization and Presentification

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    Luca Alteri

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available According to mainstream theory, citizens and among them young people in particular are disenchanted and increasingly skeptical of representative democracy and traditional political organization. Indeed, the decline in conventional participation is accompanied by a process of the reinvention of politics, characterized by the spread of unconventional participation and innovative approaches and repertoires of action. New practices configure themselves as informal, non-institutionalized, horizontal, increasingly di-vorced from traditional collective social cleavages, but personally meaningful and individually oriented. Finally, politics also divorced from long terms projects, as the future folds back into the present, it is ab-sorbed within it and it is consumed before it can really be conceived. The present appears as the only di-mension available for the definition of choices, a fully-fledged existential horizon which includes and sub-stitutes the future and the past. The acceleration of social life and its various times renders these two di-mensions ever more evanescent as reference points for political action. Yet despite all of this, individuali-zation and presentification do not equate with depoliticization. In a con-text shaped by the privatization of social and political experience and by a presentification of life-projects, the new forms of mobilization protagonized by youth can be analyzed as the search for a collective project by means of articulating and integrating diversity – as well as a way to express a deep form of indignation. In this monographic issue of Partecipazione e Conflitto we have recollected contribution which analyze the reinvention of participation – in direction of an alter-activism - in the age of individualization and presentification,.

  3. Numerical Investigation of the Macroscopic Mechanical Behavior of NiTi-Hybrid Composites Subjected to Static Load-Unload-Reload Path

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    Taheri-Behrooz, Fathollah; Kiani, Ali

    2017-04-01

    Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are a type of shape memory materials that recover large deformation and return to their primary shape by rising temperature. In the current research, the effect of embedding SMA wires on the macroscopic mechanical behavior of glass-epoxy composites is investigated through finite element simulations. A perfect interface between SMA wires and the host composite is assumed. Effects of various parameters such as SMA wires volume fraction, SMA wires pre-strain and temperature are investigated during loading-unloading and reloading steps by employing ANSYS software. In order to quantify the extent of induced compressive stress in the host composite and residual tensile stress in the SMA wires, a theoretical approach is presented. Finally, it was shown that smart structures fabricated using composite layers and pre-strained SMA wires exhibited overall stiffness reduction at both ambient and elevated temperatures which were increased by adding SMA volume fraction. Also, the induced compressive stress on the host composite was increased remarkably using 4% pre-strained SMA wires at elevated temperature. Results obtained by FE simulations were in good correlation with the rule of mixture predictions and available experimental data in the literature.

  4. Numerical Investigation of the Macroscopic Mechanical Behavior of NiTi-Hybrid Composites Subjected to Static Load-Unload-Reload Path

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    Taheri-Behrooz, Fathollah; Kiani, Ali

    2017-02-01

    Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are a type of shape memory materials that recover large deformation and return to their primary shape by rising temperature. In the current research, the effect of embedding SMA wires on the macroscopic mechanical behavior of glass-epoxy composites is investigated through finite element simulations. A perfect interface between SMA wires and the host composite is assumed. Effects of various parameters such as SMA wires volume fraction, SMA wires pre-strain and temperature are investigated during loading-unloading and reloading steps by employing ANSYS software. In order to quantify the extent of induced compressive stress in the host composite and residual tensile stress in the SMA wires, a theoretical approach is presented. Finally, it was shown that smart structures fabricated using composite layers and pre-strained SMA wires exhibited overall stiffness reduction at both ambient and elevated temperatures which were increased by adding SMA volume fraction. Also, the induced compressive stress on the host composite was increased remarkably using 4% pre-strained SMA wires at elevated temperature. Results obtained by FE simulations were in good correlation with the rule of mixture predictions and available experimental data in the literature.

  5. Study of intermediate configurations during the fuel reload in BWRs; Estudio de configuraciones intermedias durante la recarga de combustible en BWR's

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    Fuentes M, L.; Castillo M, J. A.; Ortiz S, J. J.; Perusquia del C, R. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Jacinto C, S., E-mail: luis.fuentes@inin.gob.mx [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Yucatan, Calle 60 No. 491-A por 57, 97000 Merida, Yucatan (Mexico)

    2012-10-15

    The criticality state of the core of a boiling water reactor (BWR) was evaluated, during the reload process for the intermediate states between the load pattern of cycle end and the beginning of the next, using the information of the load pattern of the operation cycles 13 and 14 of Unit 1 of the nuclear power plant of Laguna Verde. For this evaluation the codes CASMO-4 and Simulate-3 for conditions of the core in cold were used. The strategy consisted on moving assemblies with 4 burned cycles of the reactor core. Later on were re situated the remaining assemblies, placing them in the positions to occupy in the next operation cycle. Finally, was carried out the assemblies load of fresh fuel. In each realized change, it was observing the behavior of the k-effective value that is the parameter used to evaluate the criticality state of each state of the core change. In a second stage, was designed a program that builds in automatic way each one of the intermediate cores and also analyzes the criticality state of the reactor core after each withdrawal, re situated and load of fuel assemblies. (Author)

  6. Re-inventing food: Alpine cheese in the age of global heritage. Re-inventing food:Le fromage alpin à l'ère de la globalisation du patrimoine.

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    Cristina Grasseni

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Le concept d’héritage culturel, ou patrimoine immatériel, est appliqué avec succès à l’alimentation, surtout dans les domaines de la consommation soutenable et critique, de la production traditionnelle et organique et du développement local. Néanmoins, ce processus exige un certain niveau de standardisation de la nourriture et des images associées adressées au grand public. La réinvention de la nourriture peut engendrer des stratégies d’auto-redécouverte qui impliquent une nouvelle lecture des histoires locales et des paysages, ainsi que la ré-évaluation du patrimoine intangible, mais tout ceci ne se passe pas dans un vide historique et juridique. Au contraire, les technicités commerciales et logistiques de la production interagissent sous de nombreux aspects avec la réinvention de la nourriture comme héritage. Ce phénomène apparaît de façon évidente dans la région alpine de l’Italie du nord, selon plusieurs études ethnographiques récentes.This article, based mainly on ethnographic examples of the transformation of traditional Alpine cheese-making systems, argues that a certain amount of standardization of traditional food systems is required in order to offer local products on a wider market basis. Nevertheless, this introduces important changes in the whole socio-technical system that underlies typical products: from raw material to product marketing. This also implies momentous changes about the ways in which local foods are produced, distributed and consumed, as well as in the ways they are socially and symbolically appropriated. Such reinvention of food can further mobilize local strategies for re-valuing intangible patrimony: local histories, material culture and landscapes. This is a complex and interconnected process, as highlighted by ethnographic examples provided – both from my own fieldwork and from current ethnographic literature. When food is reinvented as heritage, historical, juridical and

  7. Affective Norms for 4900 Polish Words Reload (ANPW_R): Assessments for Valence, Arousal, Dominance, Origin, Significance, Concreteness, Imageability and, Age of Acquisition.

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    Imbir, Kamil K

    2016-01-01

    In studies that combine understanding of emotions and language, there is growing demand for good-quality experimental materials. To meet this expectation, a large number of 4905 Polish words was assessed by 400 participants in order to provide a well-established research method for everyone interested in emotional word processing. The Affective Norms for Polish Words Reloaded (ANPW_R) is designed as an extension to the previously introduced the ANPW dataset and provides assessments for eight different affective and psycholinguistic measures of Valence, Arousal, Dominance, Origin, Significance, Concreteness, Imageability, and subjective Age of Acquisition. The ANPW_R is now the largest available dataset of affective words for Polish, including affective scores that have not been measured in any other dataset (concreteness and age of acquisition scales). Additionally, the ANPW_R allows for testing hypotheses concerning dual-mind models of emotion and activation (origin and subjective significance scales). Participants in the current study assessed all 4905 words in the list within 1 week, at their own pace in home sessions, using eight different Self-assessment Manikin (SAM) scales. Each measured dimension was evaluated by 25 women and 25 men. The ANPW_R norms appeared to be reliable in split-half estimation and congruent with previous normative studies in Polish. The quadratic relation between valence and arousal was found to be in line with previous findings. In addition, nine other relations appeared to be better described by quadratic instead of linear function. The ANPW_R provides well-established research materials for use in psycholinguistic and affective studies in Polish-speaking samples.

  8. Method to generate the first design of the reload pattern to be used with the Presto-B code in the simulation of the CNLV U-1 reactor; Metodo para generar el primer diseno del patron de recarga a ser utilizado con el codigo Presto-B, en la simulacion del reactor de la CNLV U-1

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    Montes T, J.L.; Cortes C, C.C. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    1992-08-15

    This guide is applied for the reload pattern's formation for mirror symmetry of a core room and in accordance with the Control Cell core technique (of the english Control Cell Core - CCC) for the PRESTO-B code. (Author)

  9. Composite Reliability Enhancement Via Reloading

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    1988-09-01

    predic- tions of composites may be found in References 1, 2, 3, and 4. The most significant part of their efforts is that they have identified that...fibers may not be eliminated because the gripping mechanism to hold the bundle in place is a part of the compliance, but the gauge length can be...09), Sample rate 5.00 E,! tensometer : NO A/D range : 0 Autostart : OFF Ca±ib type : AUTOMATIC Geometry : CYLINPE ICAL Calib load : 110.2311 Calib

  10. Twilight reloaded: the peptide experience

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    Weichenberger, Christian X.; Pozharski, Edwin; Rupp, Bernhard

    2017-01-01

    The de facto commoditization of biomolecular crystallography as a result of almost disruptive instrumentation automation and continuing improvement of software allows any sensibly trained structural biologist to conduct crystallo­graphic studies of biomolecules with reasonably valid outcomes: that is, models based on properly interpreted electron density. Robust validation has led to major mistakes in the protein part of structure models becoming rare, but some depositions of protein–peptide complex structure models, which generally carry significant interest to the scientific community, still contain erroneous models of the bound peptide ligand. Here, the protein small-molecule ligand validation tool Twilight is updated to include peptide ligands. (i) The primary technical reasons and potential human factors leading to problems in ligand structure models are presented; (ii) a new method used to score peptide-ligand models is presented; (iii) a few instructive and specific examples, including an electron-density-based analysis of peptide-ligand structures that do not contain any ligands, are discussed in detail; (iv) means to avoid such mistakes and the implications for database integrity are discussed and (v) some suggestions as to how journal editors could help to expunge errors from the Protein Data Bank are provided. PMID:28291756

  11. The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded

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    2006-01-01

    Wat hebben de broers Lumière gemeenschappelijk met de broers Wachowski? Meer dan honderd jaar scheidt deze twee duo's van elkaar, maar op even doordringende wijze hebben ze de filmkijker van hun tijd weten te verbazen met speciale effecten van beweging: een trein die recht op het publiek inrijdt en

  12. The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded

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    Strauven, Wanda

    2006-01-01

    What have Lumiere in common with Wachowski? More than one hundred years separate these two pairs of brothers who astonished, quite similarly, the film spectator of their respective time with special effects of movement: a train rushing into the audience and a bullet flying in slow motion. Do they be

  13. Failure of Ritual Reinvention?

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    Rudolph, Michael

    2007-01-01

    Even though a couple of characteristics (a high degree of contingency, improvisation, and abundant use of emblematic bodily signs) point to the fact that the yearly ‘Ancestor-gods-rituals' revitalized by Taiwan's Taroko in the late nineties were very efficaciously integrated into the social...... or disability of different ethnic elites to channel these ambivalences in accordance with their specific goals and power intentions. This contribution therefore argues that it is not necessarily the violation of prescribed ritual rules that causes the rejection of a ritual as wrong or heterodox in the course....... The comparison with the contemporary rituals of the Ami - another Aboriginal group in Taiwan - however suggests that it also depends on the degree of emancipation (the psychological state) of a specific group in postcolonial identity construction that decides whether more traditional models of religion...

  14. Reinventing the university

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    Full Text Available Since significant new resources are unlikely to be available to most UK institutions to develop online operations, existing internal resources need to be re-engineered to bring them into line behind the chosen venture. Small scale, bottom-up experiments are unlikely to succeed in re-engineering sufficient resources to achieve lasting institution-wide change. Re-engineering the campus requires a culture change, which needs to be led from the top, through an unbroken chain of champions down through the organization, including the resource managers at middle management level. A minimum of two years needs to be allowed for evaluation of the impact of change. During that initial period central coordination of, and support for, individual projects is essential to ensure delivery against targets of time, cost and quality. Nevertheless institutional change can best be achieved by encouraging local ownership, which means allowing local autonomy and avoiding premature imposition of standards.

  15. Reinventing Papert's constructionism

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    Levinsen, Karin

    2008-01-01

    Since the consent to the Salamanca Statement on special needs education from 1994, e-learning developers have focused on tools aimed to support dyslexic learners. The importance of these efforts is on display every year in the Special Aids exhibition area at the BETT-event in London.  ICT and e-learning....... In the beginning of this process, the children with special needs were present in the classroom with their compensational aid, e.g. e-learning, ICT and special teacher support, and they were rarely included in the socially organised learning activities. Consequently, class teachers and subject teachers were...... not aware of the existence and potentials of the special compensational e-learning and ICT tools. In recent years in Denmark, ICT has changed from being present in schools to becoming an available, everyday resource. That is, ICT and computers move out of the computer rooms and into every school room. I...

  16. Reinventing the Posh Hotel

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    Welch, Liz

    2014-01-01

    .... They decided to focus on what's relevant for the customer: a fantastic mattress, high-thread-count linens, blackout shades, a fantastic shower, free Wi-Fi and entertainment -- and free bottled water. And every room is the same price.

  17. Reinventing radiology reimbursement.

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    Marshall, John; Adema, Denise

    2005-01-01

    Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS), located in southwest Florida, consists of 5 hospitals, a home health agency, a skilled nursing facility, multiple outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, and primary care physician offices. LMHS annually performs more than 300,000 imaging procedures with gross imaging revenues exceeding dollar 350 million. In fall 2002, LMHS received the results of an independent audit of its IR coding. The overall IR coding error rate was determined to be 84.5%. The projected net financial impact of these errors was an annual reimbursement loss of dollar 182,000. To address the issues of coding errors and reimbursement loss, LMHS implemented its clinical reimbursementspecialist (CRS) system in October 2003, as an extension of financial services' reimbursement division. LMHS began with CRSs in 3 service lines: emergency department, cardiac catheterization, and radiology. These 3 CRSs coordinate all facets of their respective areas' chargemaster, patient charges, coding, and reimbursement functions while serving as a resident coding expert within their clinical areas. The radiology reimbursement specialist (RRS) combines an experienced radiologic technologist, interventional technologist, medical records coder, financial auditor, reimbursement specialist, and biller into a single position. The RRS's radiology experience and technologist knowledge are key assets to resolving coding conflicts and handling complex interventional coding. In addition, performing a daily charge audit and an active code review are essential if an organization is to eliminate coding errors. One of the inherent effects of eliminating coding errors is the capturing of additional RVUs and units of service. During its first year, based on account level detail, the RRS system increased radiology productivity through the additional capture of just more than 3,000 RVUs and 1,000 additional units of service. In addition, the physicians appreciate having someone who "keeps up with all the coding changes" and looks out for the charges. By assisting a few physicians' staff with coding questions, providing coding updates, and allowing them to sit in on educational sessions, at least 2 physicians have transferred some their volume to LMHS from a competitor. The provision of a "clean account," without coding errors, allows the biller to avoid the rework and billing delays caused by coding issues. During the first quarter of the RRS system, the billers referred an average of 9 accounts per day for coding resolution. During the fourth quarter of the system, these referrals were reduced to less than one per day. Prior to the RRS system, resolving these issues took an average of 4 business days. Now the conflicts are resolved within 24 hours.

  18. Reinventing Student Teaching.

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    Cochran-Smith, Marilyn

    1991-01-01

    Describes innovative student teaching programs, noting assumptions about power, knowledge, and language of teaching. The paper discusses contrasting relationships (consonance, critical dissonance, and collaborative resonance), arguing that programs based on collaborative university-school relationships provide unique learning opportunities. The…

  19. Reinventing Papert's constructionism

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    Levinsen, Karin

    2008-01-01

    with the Danish e-learning special needs-software CD Ord in first and second grades. The teachers wanted to see whether these tools could inspire normal children as well as children with special educational needs to start writing their own stories. The paper presents the research findings from the empirical...

  20. Shi Xinning: Reinventing Reality

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    Jade Franklin

    2007-01-01

    <正>■In order to paint in a photorealist style there must first be a photograph from which to amass visual stimulus; this is the very nature of the genre. In the work of Shi Xinning, however, the conventional photorealist working process undergoes something of a conceptual overhaul, for instead of meticulously

  1. Additive and subtractive resilience strategies as enablers of biographical reinvention: a qualitative study of ex-smokers and never-smokers.

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    Ward, Paul Russell; Muller, Robert; Tsourtos, George; Hersh, Deborah; Lawn, Sharon; Winefield, Anthony H; Coveney, John

    2011-04-01

    The notion of developing resilience is becoming increasingly important as a way of responding to the social determinants of poor health, particularly in disadvantaged groups. It is hypothesized that resilient individuals and communities are able to 'bounce back' from the adversities they face. This paper explores the processes involved in building resilience as an outcome in relation to both quitting smoking and never smoking. The study involved 93 qualitative, oral-history interviews with participants from population groups with high and enduring smoking rates in Adelaide, Australia, and was essentially interested in how some people in these groups managed to quit or never start smoking in the face of adversities, in comparison to a group of smokers. Our key findings relate to what we call additive and subtractive resilience strategies, which focus on the practices, roles and activities that individuals either 'took on' or 'left behind' in order to quit smoking or remain abstinent. The theoretical lenses we use to understand these resilience strategies relate to biographical reinforcement and biographical reinvention, which situate the resilience strategies in a broader 'project of the self', often in relation to attempting to develop 'healthy bodies' and 'healthy biographies'.

  2. 论政府的制度型再造与业务型再造:以有线电视部门为例%From Institutional Reinvention to Process Reengineerlng: Lessons from Cable Television Sector

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    杨煜; 胡汉辉; 朱依曦

    2012-01-01

    This article constructs a theoretical framework of evolutionary mechanisms of reinventing government. And based on the review of Western theory and practice, it provides an evolution path from institutional reinvention to process reengineering. With the UK and the US cable recycling cases study, we deepen up the evolution mechanism of reinventing government and understand its link to the transformation of government functions. Through horizontal and vertical comparative review, we analyze the development stage of China' s cable industry sector and the re - direction of policy application of regulatory agencies. This study can provide a reference for the path and plan of designing other government departmental re - programming.%本文构建了一个关于政府再造演化机制的理论框架:根据对西方政府再造理论与实践的梳理,提出从制度型再造到业务型再造的演化路径。结合英美国家有线电视部门再造的案例分析,深化了对政府再造的演化机制及其和政府职能转变之间联系的理解。通过横向比较和纵向回顾,对我国有线电视产业部门和规制机构再造所处阶段和发展方向进行了政策应用分析。本文的研究可以为我国其他政府部门设计再造的路径和方案提供一定的借鉴。

  3. Alegerile prezidențiale din noiembrie 2014 și reinventarea conștiinței civice (November 2014 presidential elections and the reinventing of civic conscience

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    Cosmin DIMA

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The article identifies the main factors that led to the victory of Klaus Iohannis, the Christian – Liberal Alliance PNL (National Liberal Party – PD-L (Liberal Democratic Party candidate, in front of Victor Ponta, PSD (Social Democratic Party – UNPR (National Union for the Progress of Romania – PC (Conservative Party Alliance candidate. It also analyzes diaspora protests episode and its electoral implications, a phenomenon that seems to strengthen the hypothesis of reinventing civic conscience, concerned with challenging political abuse.

  4. The Re-invention of the Tower House for the Construction of Green Buildings NZEB, Integrated With the Vertical Axis Small Wind System

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    Marino, Francesco Paolo R.

    Nowadays the cultural and economic context aims to create a sustainable "carbon zero" society through energy-efficient green buildings NZEB, but it has so far overlooked a construction type widely spread throughout Europe, especially in the Middle Ages, and that in Italy still characterizes the most beautiful landscapes of Tuscany and other cities: the tower-house. The aim of the research was to verify the possibility of reinventing the type of the familiar tower-house, which is intrinsically directed to conquer the height and therefore higher wind conditions, assuming the installation on the top of a small wind system to use wind energy, to make the building energetically self-sufficient. This building is designed from a wooden structure of a deciduous tree widespread in the Italian region of Basilicata, the Turkish Oak, which, subject to processes of hygrothermal conditioning, can be transformed into the base material to compose laminated timber beams and pillars, able to guarantee a load of exercise, to bending stress, equal to 40.9 N/mm2, as followed by tests in the Laboratory of Engineering of the University of Basilicata, Potenza. With normal wind conditions in the city of Potenza (average of 6.5 m/s), a 5 kW wind turbine mounted at 25 m tall on a 13 m high building is able to provide all the energy the building needs, with its attractive tapered oval top that minimizes turbulence. Entirely made with structures, finishes and natural insulation, the building is a sign in the landscape, history and future together.

  5. "Meet and Greet and Then Treat" is No Fun: Is It Time To Reinvent No-Touch Greetings For Contact Precautions? A Personal Perspective

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    Deepak Gupta

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Cleanliness in general and in healthcare settings in particular as advocated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC with hand-hygiene standards-guidelines bring forth the importance of culprit hands and how to take care of them. There is an unexplored (and potentially overlooked arena/avenue wherein neither you can strictly/religiously adhere to hand-hygiene (often given amiss by our natural prude psyche nor you can avoid thinking about it despite human being a social animal (how to else-greet without having to self-treat. Not only should oneself not waste time in prolonged civilities or greetings as advocated but also one should not allow those greetings lingering on to them through the exchanged visible or invisible fluids therein. What does this all may mean is that for example, hand-shaking may be easily replaced with hand-waving so that your mind does not immediately race to hand-washing; and hugging may be easily replaced with bowing so that you are not bowing to the contracted illnesses due to the contacted bodies. Finally what to say about kissing that may be avoided altogether when greeting strangers or may be limited for only those people whom you love so much that you are ready to get sick with them. In summary, general population with societal assent can re-invent No-Touch Greetings for contact precautions in regular livelihoods because meeting and greeting and then rushing for treating self is never fun.

  6. Computer Security: Android’s Armageddon… Reloaded

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    2016-01-01

    About 1 billion Android smartphones are facing their Armageddon. Again.   Android could be facing another Armageddon, just as we saw with the “Stagefright” vulnerability last summer (see “Android’s Armageddon”). But while that “Mother of all Android Vulnerabilities” targeted Android’s Multimedia Messaging Service, this time the driver for Qualcomm’s LTE chipset is in the firing line… And as before, while a fix for this vulnerability has been quickly made available, the big problem has been getting this fix to your Android device: mobile phone manufacturers and providers are incredibly slow at passing it along… What can you do to get this fix? Basically, there's nothing you can do but wait. For certain smartphone models (e.g. HTC One M9 and HTC 10; LG G4, G5, and V10; Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge; and others), you are completely exposed. This four-fold vulnerability, dubbed &am...

  7. Parton-to-Pion Fragmentation Reloaded

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    de Florian, D; Epele, M; Hernandez-Pinto, R J; Stratmann, M

    2014-01-01

    We present a new, comprehensive global analysis of parton-to-pion fragmentation functions at next-to-leading order accuracy in QCD. The obtained results are based on the latest experimental information on single-inclusive pion production in electron-positron annihilation, lepton-nucleon deep-inelastic scattering, and proton-proton collisions. An excellent description of all data sets is achieved, and the remaining uncertainties in parton-to-pion fragmentation functions are estimated based on the Hessian method. Extensive comparisons to the results from our previous global analysis are performed.

  8. Financial contagion reloaded: the case of Cyprus

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    Iulia Monica Oehler-Sincai

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In the present case study, our main objective is to bring to the forefront the main factors that led to the double-dip recession of the Cypriot economy. We analyze determinants such as “tax haven” status, interlinks with the Greek economy, spillovers originating in the Euro Area as a whole (through the debt crisis and Greece in particular. In spite of the fiscal reform of 2002 and the new fiscal system in force since the 1st of January 2003, Cyprus continued to be a “tax haven”. Its high investment attractiveness spurred the “Cyp-Rus” relations, boosted an outsized banking sector (representing 800% of Cyprus GDP in 2010-2011 and generated an unsustainable proportion between the real and the “virtual” economy. Besides, the public sector became larger than required by such a small economy, its share in the total yearly value added being close to one quarter. Taking into consideration all these factors, we conclude that the „W”-shaped recession of the Cypriot economy is a sui generis one and the questioning of its “fiscal paradise” status is even more acute than in the case of countries such as Luxembourg or Liechtenstein.

  9. The Snark was a Boojum - reloaded.

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    Macrì, Simone; Richter, S Helene

    2015-01-01

    In this article, we refer to an original opinion paper written by Prof. Frank Beach in 1950 ("The Snark was a Boojum"). In his manuscript, Beach explicitly criticised the field of comparative psychology because of the disparity between the original understanding of comparativeness and its practical overly specialised implementation. Specialisation encompassed both experimental species (rats accounted for 70% of all subjects) and test paradigms (dominated by conditioning/learning experiments). Herein, we attempt to evaluate the extent to which these considerations apply to current behavioural neuroscience. Such evaluation is particularly interesting in the context of "translational research" that has recently gained growing attention. As a community, we believe that preclinical findings are intended to inform clinical practice at the level of therapies and knowledge advancements. Yet, limited reproducibility of experimental results and failures to translate preclinical research into clinical trial sindicate that these expectations are not entirely fulfilled. Theoretical considerations suggest that, before concluding that a given phenomenon is of relevance to our species, it should be observed in more than a single experimental model (be it an animal strain or species) and tested in more than a single standardized test battery. Yet, current approaches appear limited in terms of variability and overspecialised in terms of operative procedures. Specifically, as in 1950, rodents (mice instead of rats) still constitute the vast majority of animal species investigated. Additionally, the scientific community strives to homogenise experimental test strategies, thereby not only limiting the generalizability of the findings, but also working against the design of innovative approaches. Finally, we discuss the importance of evolutionary-adaptive considerations within the field of laboratory research. Specifically, resting upon empirical evidence indicating that developing individuals adjust their long-term phenotype according to early environmental demands, we propose that current rearing and housing standards do not adequately prepare experimental subjects to their actual adult environments. Specifically, while the adult life of a laboratory animal is characterized by frequent stimulations and challenges, the neonatal life is dominated by quietness and stability. We suggest that such form of mismatch may remarkably influence the reproducibility and reliability of experimental findings.

  10. PTH Reloaded: A New Evolutionary Perspective

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    Paula Suarez-Bregua

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available The parathyroid hormone (PTH family is a group of structurally-related secreted peptides involved in bone mineral homeostasis and multitude of developmental processes in vertebrates. These peptides mediate actions through PTH receptors (PTHRs, which belong to the transmembrane G protein-coupled receptor group. To date, genes encoding for PTH and PTHR have only been identified in chordates, suggesting that this signaling pathway may be an evolutionary innovation of our phylum. In vertebrates, we found up to six PTH and three PTHR different paralogs, varying in number between mammals and teleost fishes due to the different rounds of whole-genome duplication and specific gene losses suffered between the two groups of animals. The diversification of the PTH gene family has been accompanied by both functional divergence and convergence, making sometimes difficult the comparison between PTH peptides of teleosts and mammals. Here, we review the roles of all Pth peptides in fishes, and based on the evolutionary history of PTH paralogs, we propose a new and simple nomenclature from PTH1 to PTH4. Moreover, the recent characterization of the Pth4 in zebrafish allows us to consider the prominent role of the brain-to-bone signaling pathway in the regulation of bone development and homeostasis. Finally, comparison between PTH peptides of fish and mammals allows us to discuss an evolutionary model for PTH functions related to bone mineral balance during the vertebrate transition from an aquatic to a terrestrial environment.

  11. The Preferred System of Reference Reloaded

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    Perez, Israel

    2014-01-01

    According to Karl Popper assumptions are statements used to construct theories. During the construction of a theory whether the assumptions are either true or false turn out to be irrelevant in view of the fact that, actually, they gain their scientific value when the deductions derived from them suffice to explain observations. Science is enriched with assumptions of all kinds and physics is not exempted. Beyond doubt, some assumptions have been greatly beneficial for physics. They are usually embraced based on the kind of problems expected to be solved in a given moment of a science. Some have been quite useful and some others are discarded in a given moment and reconsidered in a later one. An illustrative example of this is the conception of light; first, according to Newton, as particle; then, according to Huygens, as wave; and then, again, according to Einstein, as particle. Likewise, once, according to Newton, a preferred system of reference (PSR) was assumed; then, according to Einstein, rejected; and ...

  12. Chile: Transantiago recargado Chile: Transantiago Reloaded

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    RODRIGO MARDONES Z

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El 2007 fue el segundo año del gobierno de Michelle Bachelet. Se trató de un año sin elecciones; con un buen desempeño económico, a pesar de una inflación creciente en los últimos meses; y marcado por la discusión sobre escándalos de corrupción. Sin embargo, lo que más afectó al Gobierno fue la desastrosa puesta en marcha de la reforma al sistema de transporte público de la capital: Transantiago. Este puso un velo sobre los importantes avances en materias previsionales y educacionales, cuestionando no sólo la capacidad ejecutiva del Gobierno, sino que profundizando un flanco de indisciplina al interior de la coalición oficialista (Concertación; síntoma de su desgaste después de 17 años ocupando la Presidencia de Chile.The year 2007 was the second in Michelle Bachelet’s presidencial term. It was a year free of elections, exhibiting a fairly good economic performance, despite the high rate of inflation shown during the last months. Public discussion on corruption escandals was frequent; however, the most important issue was the disestrous beginning of the reform on the public transportation system of the country’s capital: Transantiago. This has placed a veil over the important achievements on the pension system and education, questioning not only the government’s capacity, but also opening and edge of indiscipline within the ruling coalition (Concertación, which is a symtom of its erosion after 17 years in the presidential office.

  13. Activator reloaded - Myofunctional appliance at its best

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    Anil S Malik

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Orthodontics from time immemorial has always been considered as the first speciality of dentistry. Diagnosis and treatment planning from Dr. Tweed′s time always required extraction of four vital and functional premolar teeth. However, many patients, parents and general dentists have failed to understand that orthodontic treatment at an early age can help save the extraction teeth to achieve a full functional and esthetic harmonius dentition. Our case demonstrates a non-extraction orthodontic treatment plan of a developing skeletal Class II malocclusion. The results of this case show a successful correction of Class II molar malocclusion with excellent form and function, which resulted in improvement of the patient′s frontal and facial profile, which, thereby boosted her personality and self-confidence.

  14. Epigenetics reloaded: the single-cell revolution.

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    Bheda, Poonam; Schneider, Robert

    2014-11-01

    Mechanistically, how epigenetic states are inherited through cellular divisions remains an important open question in the chromatin field and beyond. Defining the heritability of epigenetic states and the underlying chromatin-based mechanisms within a population of cells is complicated due to cell heterogeneity combined with varying levels of stability of these states; thus, efforts must be focused toward single-cell analyses. The approaches presented here constitute the forefront of epigenetics research at the single-cell level using classic and innovative methods to dissect epigenetics mechanisms from the limited material available in a single cell. This review further outlines exciting future avenues of research to address the significance of epigenetic heterogeneity and the contributions of microfluidics technologies to single-cell isolation and analysis. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. A reinvenção dos corpos: por uma pedagogia da complexidade The reinvention of bodies: for a pedagogy of complexity

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    Adroaldo Gaya

    2006-06-01

    paradoxically the paradigm of Enlightenment's rationalism inspiring an intellectualist education remains, taking over the Cartesian heritage that conceives the body as a mere extension of mind. Three themes make up the arguments for the guiding hypothesis: (1 in the schools of our times, the body seen as res extensa remains passive. That is to say, the body does not go to school. (2 the main epistemological views on the origin of knowledge also limit themselves to the expression of predominantly rational knowledge. The body remains absent from epistemological interest. (3 A pedagogy limited to what is exclusively rational is shortsighted and therefore cannot demand to be configured as a pedagogy of complexity. It is necessary to place bodies within epistemology, pedagogy, and schools. It is the reinvention of bodies.

  16. Reinventing the National Topographic Database

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    Jakobsson, A.; Ilves, R.

    2016-06-01

    The National Land Survey (NLS) has had a digital topographic database (TDB) since 1992. Many of its features are based on the Basic Map created by M. Kajamaa in 1947, mapping first completed in 1977. The basis for the renewal of the TDB begun by investigating the value of the TDB, a study made by the Aalto University in 2014 and a study on the new TDB system 2030 published by the Ministry of Agriculture in 2015. As a result of these studies the NLS set up a programme for creating a new National Topographic Database (NTDB) in beginning of 2015. First new version should be available in 2019. The new NTDB has following key features: 1) it is based on processes where data is naturally maintained, 2) it is quality managed, 3) it has persistent Ids, 4) it supports 3D, 4D, 5) it is based on standards. The technical architecture is based on interoperable modules. A website for following the development of the NTDB can be accessed for more information: http://kmtk.maanmittauslaitos.fi/.

  17. Reinventing the Solar Power Satellite

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    Landis, Geoffrey A.

    2004-01-01

    The selling price of electrical power varies with time. The economic viability of space solar power is maximum if the power can be sold at peak power rates, instead of baseline rate. Price and demand of electricity was examined from spot-market data from four example markets: New England, New York City, suburban New York, and California. The data was averaged to show the average price and demand for power as a function of time of day and time of year. Demand varies roughly by a factor of two between the early-morning minimum demand, and the afternoon maximum; both the amount of peak power, and the location of the peak, depends significantly on the location and the weather. The demand curves were compared to the availability curves for solar energy and for tracking and non-tracking satellite solar power systems in order to compare the market value of terrestrial and solar electrical power. In part 2, new designs for a space solar power (SSP) system were analyzed to provide electrical power to Earth for economically competitive rates. The approach was to look at innovative power architectures to more practical approaches to space solar power. A significant barrier is the initial investment required before the first power is returned. Three new concepts for solar power satellites were invented and analyzed: a solar power satellite in the Earth-Sun L2 point, a geosynchronous no-moving parts solar power satellite, and a nontracking geosynchronous solar power satellite with integral phased array. The integral-array satellite had several advantages, including an initial investment cost approximately eight times lower than the conventional design.

  18. From Reforming to Reinventing Education

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    Bertelsen, Eva

    ECER 2015/17. Histories of Education, Symposium: Transitory Learning Spaces (revisiting space as virtual, in-between and dangerous?) PART 2......ECER 2015/17. Histories of Education, Symposium: Transitory Learning Spaces (revisiting space as virtual, in-between and dangerous?) PART 2...

  19. Reinventing the academic health center.

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    Kirch, Darrell G; Grigsby, R Kevin; Zolko, Wayne W; Moskowitz, Jay; Hefner, David S; Souba, Wiley W; Carubia, Josephine M; Baron, Steven D

    2005-11-01

    Academic health centers have faced well-documented internal and external challenges over the last decade, putting pressure on organizational leaders to develop new strategies to improve performance while simultaneously addressing employee morale, patient satisfaction, educational outcomes, and research growth. In the aftermath of a failed merger, new leaders of The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center encountered a climate of readiness for a transformational change. In a case study of this process, nine critical success factors are described that contributed to significant performance improvement: performing a campus-wide cultural assessment and acting decisively on the results; making values explicit and active in everyday decisions; aligning corporate structure and governance to unify the academic enterprise and health system; aligning the next tier of administrative structure and function; fostering collaboration and accountability-the creation of unified campus teams; articulating a succinct, highly focused, and compelling vision and strategic plan; using the tools of mission-based management to realign resources; focusing leadership recruitment on organizational fit; and "growing your own" through broad-based leadership development. Outcomes assessment data for academic, research, and clinical performance showed significant gains between 2000 and 2004. Organizational transformation as a result of the nine factors is possible in other institutional settings and can facilitate a focus on crucial quality initiatives.

  20. PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β在去负荷及再负荷大鼠腓肠肌蛋白代谢中的作用%The Effect of PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β Signal Pathway on Gastrocnemius Protein Metabolism in Unloading and Reloading Rats

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    张飞鹏; 吴金富; 王晶

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察去负荷及再负荷过程PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β信号途径的变化,并探讨该过程对骨骼肌蛋白分解及合成代谢的影响。研究方法:24只雌性SD大鼠随机分对照组(NC)、去负荷14 d模型组(TS)、去负荷14 d+再负荷自由活动14 d组(NR)、去负荷14 d+再负荷离心运动14 d组(ER)。用免疫印迹半定量分析PI3K、Akt、GSK-3β和P-GSK-3β的表达。研究结果:与NC组相比,TS组腓肠肌总蛋白含量显著下降(P〈0.05);以不同方式再负荷14 d都能使腓肠肌蛋白含量提高,NR与ER组之间没有显著差异;ER组PI3K蛋白表达显著高于NR组(P〈0.05);ER组Akt也高于NR组,但没有显著性差异。ER组的P-GSK-3β和GSK-3β蛋白表达与NR组的相似趋势,其中ER组的P-GSK-3β与NC组相比,有显著性差异(P〈0.05);而GSK3β则显著增加(P〈0.05)。结论:在去负荷条件下,PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β信号对骨骼肌蛋白分解影响较小;再负荷条件下,离心运动能加强PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β信号作用,参与骨骼肌蛋白合成。%objective: To observe PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β signal pathways on skeletal muscle protein metabolism in unloading and reloading,and discuss the relationship between eccentric exercise and PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β signal pathways on the apoptosis and anabolic.Methods: 24 female SD rats were divided into four groups: normal control group(NC),14 days tail-suspension group(TS),14 days tail-suspension 14 days standing naturally group(NR),14 days tail-suspension 14 days eccentric exercise group(ER).Western blotting was used to semi-quantitative analysis PI3K,Ak,GSK-3β and P-GSK-3β protein expression.Results: Compared with NC group,TS group's total protein content dropped significantly(P0.05);In a different way to the reloading in 14 days,the total protein content increased both in NR and ER,but there were no significant differences between NR and ER.PI3K protein expression in ER was more

  1. UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy: Lambert-Beer reloaded.

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    Mäntele, Werner; Deniz, Erhan

    2017-02-15

    UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy is used in almost every spectroscopy laboratory for routine analysis or research. All spectroscopists rely on the Lambert-Beer Law but many of them are less aware of its limitations. This tutorial discusses typical problems in routine spectroscopy that come along with technical limitations or careless selection of experimental parameters. Simple rules are provided to avoid these problems. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. SETI reloaded, Next Generation Radio Telescopes, Transients and Cognitive Computing

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    Garrett, Michael A

    2015-01-01

    The Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) using radio telescopes is an area of research that is now more than 50 years old. Thus far, both targeted and wide-area surveys have yet to detect artificial signals from intelligent civilisations. In this paper, I argue that the incidence of co-existing intelligent and communicating civilisations is probably small in the Milky Way. While this makes successful SETI searches a very difficult pursuit indeed, the huge impact of even a single detection requires us to continue the search. A substantial increase in the overall performance of radio telescopes (and in particular future wide-field instruments such as the Square Kilometre Array, SKA), provide renewed optimism in the field. Evidence for this is already to be seen in the success of SETI researchers in acquiring observations on some of the world's most sensitive radio telescope facilities via open, peer-reviewed processes. The increasing interest in the dynamic radio sky, and our ability to detect new a...

  3. Subalternity Reloaded : Singularity, Collectivity and the Politics of Abstraction

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    Mascat, J.

    2016-01-01

    This contribution aims at outlining two different trajectories that can be traced throughout Spivak’s works, both of which take the concept of subalternity as their point of departure: the first analyses subalternity as a path to singularity and problematizes its consequences and impasses, while the

  4. Integrand Reduction Reloaded: Algebraic Geometry and Finite Fields

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    Sameshima, Ray D.; Ferroglia, Andrea; Ossola, Giovanni

    2017-01-01

    The evaluation of scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory allows us to compare the phenomenological prediction of particle theory with the measurement at collider experiments. The study of scattering amplitudes, in terms of their symmetries and analytic properties, provides a theoretical framework to develop techniques and efficient algorithms for the evaluation of physical cross sections and differential distributions. Tree-level calculations have been known for a long time. Loop amplitudes, which are needed to reduce the theoretical uncertainty, are more challenging since they involve a large number of Feynman diagrams, expressed as integrals of rational functions. At one-loop, the problem has been solved thanks to the combined effect of integrand reduction, such as the OPP method, and unitarity. However, plenty of work is still needed at higher orders, starting with the two-loop case. Recently, integrand reduction has been revisited using algebraic geometry. In this presentation, we review the salient features of integrand reduction for dimensionally regulated Feynman integrals, and describe an interesting technique for their reduction based on multivariate polynomial division. We also show a novel approach to improve its efficiency by introducing finite fields. Supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant PHY-1417354.

  5. Moral judgment reloaded: a moral dilemma validation study

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    Christensen, Julia F.; Flexas, Albert; Calabrese, Margareta; Gut, Nadine K.; Gomila, Antoni

    2014-01-01

    We propose a revised set of moral dilemmas for studies on moral judgment. We selected a total of 46 moral dilemmas available in the literature and fine-tuned them in terms of four conceptual factors (Personal Force, Benefit Recipient, Evitability, and Intention) and methodological aspects of the dilemma formulation (word count, expression style, question formats) that have been shown to influence moral judgment. Second, we obtained normative codings of arousal and valence for each dilemma showing that emotional arousal in response to moral dilemmas depends crucially on the factors Personal Force, Benefit Recipient, and Intentionality. Third, we validated the dilemma set confirming that people's moral judgment is sensitive to all four conceptual factors, and to their interactions. Results are discussed in the context of this field of research, outlining also the relevance of our RT effects for the Dual Process account of moral judgment. Finally, we suggest tentative theoretical avenues for future testing, particularly stressing the importance of the factor Intentionality in moral judgment. Additionally, due to the importance of cross-cultural studies in the quest for universals in human moral cognition, we provide the new set dilemmas in six languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan, and Danish). The norming values provided here refer to the Spanish dilemma set. PMID:25071621

  6. The matrix reloaded: the evolution of regenerative hydrogels

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    Full Text Available Cell-laden hydrogels can regenerate lost, damaged or malfunctioning tissues. Clinical success of such hydrogels is strongly dependent on the ability to tune their chemical, physico-mechanical, and biological properties to a specific application. In particular, mimicking the intricate arrangement of cell-interactive ligands of natural tissues is crucial to proper tissue function. Natural extracellular matrix elements represent a unique source for generating such interactions. A plethora of extracellular matrix-based approaches have been explored to augment the regenerative potential of hydrogels. These efforts include the development of matrix-like hydrogels, hydrogels containing matrix-like molecules, hydrogels containing decellularized matrix, hydrogels derived from decellularized matrix, and decellularized tissues as reimplantable matrix hydrogels. Here we review the evolution, strengths and weaknesses of these developments from the perspective of creating tissue regenerating hydrogels.

  7. The Matrix Reloaded - on the Dark Energy Seesaw

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    Enqvist, Kari; Hannestad, Steen; Sloth, Martin Snoager

    2007-01-01

    We propose a novel mechanism for dark energy, based on an extended seesaw for scalar fields, which does not require any new physics at energies below the TeV scale. A very light quintessence mass is usually considered to be technically unnatural, unless it is protected by some symmetry broken at ...

  8. Myriad reloaded and ready for the next round?

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    Minssen, Timo; Schwartz, Robert

    2013-01-01

    In March 2011 the Supreme Court issued its Prometheus opinion and granted certiorari, reversed and remanded Myriad I for consideration in light of Prometheus. In August 2012 the Myriad II decision was issued. The panel in Myriad II repeated most of their separate Myriad I opinions. Myriad déjà vu...... looked much Myriad I with panel members agreeing that Prometheus did not control the composition of matter claims. The opinions differed on whether composition claims were to be analyzed from a chemical, structural or carrier of information standpoint with respect to laws of nature. The rationales used...

  9. Moral judgment reloaded: a moral dilemma validation study

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    Christensen, Julia F; Flexas, Albert; Calabrese, Margareta; Gut, Nadine K; Gomila, Antoni

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    We propose a revised set of moral dilemmas for studies on moral judgment. We selected a total of 46 moral dilemmas available in the literature and fine-tuned them in terms of four conceptual factors...

  10. Moral judgment reloaded: a moral dilemma validation study.

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    Christensen, Julia F; Flexas, Albert; Calabrese, Margareta; Gut, Nadine K; Gomila, Antoni

    2014-01-01

    We propose a revised set of moral dilemmas for studies on moral judgment. We selected a total of 46 moral dilemmas available in the literature and fine-tuned them in terms of four conceptual factors (Personal Force, Benefit Recipient, Evitability, and Intention) and methodological aspects of the dilemma formulation (word count, expression style, question formats) that have been shown to influence moral judgment. Second, we obtained normative codings of arousal and valence for each dilemma showing that emotional arousal in response to moral dilemmas depends crucially on the factors Personal Force, Benefit Recipient, and Intentionality. Third, we validated the dilemma set confirming that people's moral judgment is sensitive to all four conceptual factors, and to their interactions. Results are discussed in the context of this field of research, outlining also the relevance of our RT effects for the Dual Process account of moral judgment. Finally, we suggest tentative theoretical avenues for future testing, particularly stressing the importance of the factor Intentionality in moral judgment. Additionally, due to the importance of cross-cultural studies in the quest for universals in human moral cognition, we provide the new set dilemmas in six languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan, and Danish). The norming values provided here refer to the Spanish dilemma set.

  11. Moral Judgment Reloaded: A Moral Dilemma validation study

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    Julia F. Christensen

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available We propose a revised set of moral dilemmas for studies on moral judgment. We selected a total of 46 moral dilemmas available in the literature and fine-tuned them in terms of four conceptual factors (Personal Force, Benefit Recipient, Evitability and Intention and methodological aspects of the dilemma formulation (word count, expression style, question formats that have been shown to influence moral judgment. Second, we obtained normative codings of arousal and valence for each dilemma showing that emotional arousal in response to moral dilemmas depends crucially on the factors Personal Force, Benefit Recipient, and Intentionality. Third, we validated the dilemma set confirming that people's moral judgment is sensitive to all four conceptual factors, and to their interactions. Results are discussed in the context of this field of research, outlining also the relevance of our RT effects for the Dual Process account of moral judgment. Finally, we suggest tentative theoretical avenues for future testing, particularly stressing the importance of the factor Intentionality in moral judgment. Additionally, due to the importance of cross-cultural studies in the quest for universals in human moral cognition, we provide the new set dilemmas in six languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan and Danish. The norming values provided here refer to the Spanish dilemma set.

  12. QED Reloaded: Towards a Pluralistic Formal Library of Mathematical Knowledge

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    Michael Kohlhase

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    Full Text Available Proposed in 1994, the ``QED project'' was one of the seminally influential initiatives in automated reasoning: It envisioned the formalization of ``all of mathematics'' and the assembly of these formalizations in a single coherent database. Even though it never led to the concrete system, communal resource, or even joint research envisioned in the QED manifesto, the idea lives on and shapes the research agendas of a significant part of the communityThis paper surveys a decade of work on representation languages and knowledge management tools for mathematical knowledge conducted in the KWARC research group at Jacobs University Bremen.It assembles the various research strands into a coherent agenda for realizing the QED dream with modern insights and technologies.

  13. The Matrix Reloaded - on the Dark Energy Seesaw

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    Enqvist, K; Sloth, M S; Enqvist, Kari; Hannestad, Steen; Sloth, Martin S.

    2007-01-01

    We propose a novel mechanism for dark energy, based on an extended seesaw for scalar fields, which does not require any new physics at energies below the TeV scale. A very light quintessence mass is usually considered to be technically unnatural, unless it is protected by some symmetry broken at the new very light scale. We propose that one can use an extended seesaw mechanism to construct technically natural models for very light fields, protected by SUSY softly broken above a TeV.

  14. UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy: Lambert-Beer reloaded

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    Mäntele, Werner; Deniz, Erhan

    2017-02-01

    UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy is used in almost every spectroscopy laboratory for routine analysis or research. All spectroscopists rely on the Lambert-Beer Law but many of them are less aware of its limitations. This tutorial discusses typical problems in routine spectroscopy that come along with technical limitations or careless selection of experimental parameters. Simple rules are provided to avoid these problems.

  15. Wiener filter reloaded: fast signal reconstruction without preconditioning

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    Kodi Ramanah, Doogesh; Lavaux, Guilhem; Wandelt, Benjamin D.

    2017-06-01

    We present a high-performance solution to the Wiener filtering problem via a formulation that is dual to the recently developed messenger technique. This new dual messenger algorithm, like its predecessor, efficiently calculates the Wiener filter solution of large and complex data sets without preconditioning and can account for inhomogeneous noise distributions and arbitrary mask geometries. We demonstrate the capabilities of this scheme in signal reconstruction by applying it on a simulated cosmic microwave background temperature data set. The performance of this new method is compared to that of the standard messenger algorithm and the preconditioned conjugate gradient (PCG) approach, using a series of well-known convergence diagnostics and their processing times, for the particular problem under consideration. This variant of the messenger algorithm matches the performance of the PCG method in terms of the effectiveness of reconstruction of the input angular power spectrum and converges smoothly to the final solution. The dual messenger algorithm outperforms the standard messenger and PCG methods in terms of execution time, as it runs to completion around two and three to four times faster than the respective methods, for the specific problem considered.

  16. Cyclothymia reloaded: A reappraisal of the most misconceived affective disorder.

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    Perugi, Giulio; Hantouche, Elie; Vannucchi, Giulia; Pinto, Olavo

    2015-09-01

    Data emerging from both academic centers and from public and private outpatient facilities indicate that from 20% to 50% of all subjects that seek help for mood, anxiety, impulsive and addictive disorders turn out, after careful screening, to be affected by cyclothymia. The proportion of patients who can be classified as cyclothymic rises significantly if the diagnostic rules proposed by the DSM-5 are reconsidered and a broader approach is adopted. Unlike the DSM-5 definition based on the recurrence of low-grade hypomanic and depressive symptoms, cyclothymia is best identified as an exaggeration of cyclothymic temperament (basic mood and emotional instability) with early onset and extreme mood reactivity linked with interpersonal and separation sensitivity, frequent mixed features during depressive states, the dark side of hypomanic symptoms, multiple comorbidities, and a high risk of impulsive and suicidal behavior. Epidemiological and clinical research have shown the high prevalence of cyclothymia and the validity of the concept that it should be seen as a distinct form of bipolarity, not simply as a softer form. Misdiagnosis and consequent mistreatment are associated with a high risk of transforming cyclothymia into severe complex borderline-like bipolarity, especially with chronic and repetitive exposure to antidepressants and sedatives. The early detection and treatment of cyclothymia can guarantee a significant change in the long-term prognosis, when appropriate mood-stabilizing pharmacotherapy and specific psychological approaches and psychoeducation are adopted. The authors present and discuss clinical research in the field and their own expertise in the understanding and medical management of cyclothymia and its complex comorbidities.

  17. FluidForming – Hydroforming reinvented

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    Pannock Jürgen

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The FluidForming technology represents an alternative sheet metal forming approach as compared to the traditional, bladder based hydroforming, metal spinning, and sheet metal stamping processes. The machine construction allows for much higher forming pressures of up to 400 MPa/60,000 psi. The technology also enables material flow into the dies, thus, providing more material in potentially critical areas. Modular die construction allows for very cost effective solutions including plastic dies, 3D printed dies, die nesting, and split dies. This approach, in-turn, allows undercuts in the parts and generates scratch- and mostly distortion-free parts from pre-painted, pre-patterned, and pre-polished materials like AL, SS, CU, TI or any of the new high performance alloys. As a result, the technology enables a new product development approach that can focus on optimization and/or Time-to-Market while maintaining or lowering the overall Cost-to-Market. In fact, the development cycle can be accelerated to be less than a week from the CAD design to the production of highly accurate, repeatable metal parts that may not even be manufacturable with other technologies.

  18. Reinventing (Open) Government: State and Federal Trends.

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    Lewis, Jeremy R. T.

    1995-01-01

    Resource limitations and increases in the number of requests demand a rethinking of the review process of government documents for public access. State and federal trends may soon require a disclosure of database reports in electronic form. Issues central to the establishment of an adequate policy for electronic freedom of information are…

  19. Responsiveness: a reinvention of the wheel?

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    Zwinderman Aeilko H

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Since the mid eighties, responsiveness is considered to be a separate property of health status questionnaires distinct from reliability and validity. The aim of the study was to assess the strength of the relationship between internal consistency reliability, referring to an instrument's sensitivity to differences in health status among subjects at one point in time, and responsiveness referring to sensitivity to health status changes over time. Methods We used three different datasets comprising the scores of patients on the Barthel, the SIP and the GO-QoL instruments at two points in time. The internal consistency was reduced stepwise by removing the item that contributed most to a scale's reliability. We calculated the responsiveness expressed by the Standardized Response Mean (SRM on each set of remaining items. The strength of the relationship between the thus obtained internal consistency coefficients and SRMs was quantified by Spearman rank correlation coefficients. Results Strong to perfect correlations (0.90 – 1.00 was found between internal consistency coefficients and SRMs for all instruments indicating, that the two can be used interchangeably. Conclusion The results contradict the conviction that responsiveness is a separate psychometric property. The internal consistency coefficient adequately reflects an instrument's potential sensitivity to changes over time.

  20. Contesting contraceptive innovation--reinventing the script.

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    Hardon, Anita

    2006-02-01

    The article describes how the merging of Southern and Northern women's health groups resulted in a powerful transnational movement, with a collective oppositional identity based on shared solidarity in campaigns for reproductive rights and against state coercion in reproductive matters. It focuses on the ways in which the movement framed issues of rights and safety and pointed to the possible abuse potential of two new longer-acting contraceptive technologies, Norplant and the anti-fertility vaccines. The contestations by women's health advocates resulted in the emergence of a strong commitment among scientists to involve women's health advocates in the development and introduction of new contraceptive technologies. By engaging in the construction of safety and efficacy claims, and by outlining conditions for the introduction of the new technologies (so-called introduction scripts) women's health advocates were able to reinscribe the technologies with representations of bodily integrity and reproductive rights, rather than population control. I argue that a split within the women's health movement on the need to ban the new technologies did not weaken its impact, but, in fact, enhanced this success. I describe, in detailed case studies on the Norplant and Anti-fertility vaccine controversies, how both strands of women's health advocacy claim to be able to represent the interest of users, but that their representations of users differ. The 'no-to-Norplant' and 'no-to-anti-fertility' vaccines strands see users as victims of a state-led medical establishment enabled power, which is inscribed in the technology. The more moderate strand of activism argue that women's interests and needs differ from one setting to another, and that they are best met by making available to women a range of contraceptive options which allow for a free and informed choice.

  1. Reinventing Learning: A Design-Research Odyssey

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    Abrahamson, Dor

    2015-01-01

    Design research is a broad, practice-based approach to investigating problems of education. This approach can catalyze the development of learning theory by fostering opportunities for transformational change in scholars' interpretation of instructional interactions. Surveying a succession of design-research projects, I explain how challenges in…

  2. Reflexive inertia : reinventing scholarship through digital practices

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    Kaltenbrunner, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01

    Digital humanities is an emerging field whose practitioners apply digital technology to humanistic research problems. Its manifestations are diverse: from the use of online annotation tools in the collaborative study of empirical sources, the computational analysis of large corpora of textual data,

  3. Reinventing an industry at Western Canadian Coal

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    Chen, C.

    2006-09-15

    Western Canadian Coal is applying lessons learned from past disruptions to coal production operations in British Columbia in order to build a low cost, long term production operation. Northeast British Columbia has huge coal deposits and an established infrastructure that includes the town of Tumbler Ridge, rail facilities, and access to Port Rupert. The company is developing 50,000 hectares of coal-bearing property. Production commenced in 2004, and it is planned to produce four million tonnes of coal per year by the end of 2007, increasing to 10 million tonnes by 2012. Equipment, staffing, and activities at the Dillon, Wolverine, and Brule mines are described. 2 photos.

  4. Responsiveness: a reinvention of the wheel?

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    Lindeboom, Robert; Sprangers, Mirjam A; Zwinderman, Aeilko H

    2005-01-01

    Background Since the mid eighties, responsiveness is considered to be a separate property of health status questionnaires distinct from reliability and validity. The aim of the study was to assess the strength of the relationship between internal consistency reliability, referring to an instrument's sensitivity to differences in health status among subjects at one point in time, and responsiveness referring to sensitivity to health status changes over time. Methods We used three different datasets comprising the scores of patients on the Barthel, the SIP and the GO-QoL instruments at two points in time. The internal consistency was reduced stepwise by removing the item that contributed most to a scale's reliability. We calculated the responsiveness expressed by the Standardized Response Mean (SRM) on each set of remaining items. The strength of the relationship between the thus obtained internal consistency coefficients and SRMs was quantified by Spearman rank correlation coefficients. Results Strong to perfect correlations (0.90 – 1.00) was found between internal consistency coefficients and SRMs for all instruments indicating, that the two can be used interchangeably. Conclusion The results contradict the conviction that responsiveness is a separate psychometric property. The internal consistency coefficient adequately reflects an instrument's potential sensitivity to changes over time. PMID:15691385

  5. Reinventing potato at the diploid level

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    We are positioned to revolutionize potato by reconstructing it as a diploid inbred-line based crop. Currently, potato is an asexually propagated cross-pollinated tetraploid crop, for which breeding methodologies have not changed substantially in 100 years. Current methods for creating new potato cul...

  6. Reinventing Biostatistics Education for Basic Scientists.

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    Weissgerber, Tracey L; Garovic, Vesna D; Milin-Lazovic, Jelena S; Winham, Stacey J; Obradovic, Zoran; Trzeciakowski, Jerome P; Milic, Natasa M

    2016-04-01

    Numerous studies demonstrating that statistical errors are common in basic science publications have led to calls to improve statistical training for basic scientists. In this article, we sought to evaluate statistical requirements for PhD training and to identify opportunities for improving biostatistics education in the basic sciences. We provide recommendations for improving statistics training for basic biomedical scientists, including: 1. Encouraging departments to require statistics training, 2. Tailoring coursework to the students' fields of research, and 3. Developing tools and strategies to promote education and dissemination of statistical knowledge. We also provide a list of statistical considerations that should be addressed in statistics education for basic scientists.

  7. Reinventing suggestion systems for continuous improvement

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    Schuring, R.W.; Luijten, Harald

    2001-01-01

    This article reports an experiment to increase the effectiveness of a suggestion system by deliberately applying principles of the kaizen and performance management. Design rules for suggestion systems are derived from these theories. The suggestion system that resulted differs from traditional

  8. Reinventing the Factory with Lifelong Learning.

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    Nopper, Norman S.

    1993-01-01

    Honeywell Inc.'s Canadian manufacturing facility offers comprehensive adult education and training programs. Courses offered spearhead cultural changes needed to become globally competitive. Changes start on the factory floor with those who directly affect three aspects of customer satisfaction: on-time delivery, product quality, and low cost.…

  9. Reinventing suggestion systems for continuous improvement

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    Schuring, Roel W.; Luijten, Harald

    2001-01-01

    This article reports an experiment to increase the effectiveness of a suggestion system by deliberately applying principles of the kaizen and performance management. Design rules for suggestion systems are derived from these theories. The suggestion system that resulted differs from traditional sugg

  10. Reinvention and the Principal-Agent Model

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Existe una interesante polémica en el sector público, derivada de las tensiones existentes entre desempeño y flexibilidad administrativa por un lado, y rendición de cuentas y control, por el otro. El propósito de este artículo es discutir la utilidad del modelo agente principal para un mejor entendimiento de las tensiones entre desempeño y rendición de cuentas, así como analizar las similitudes y contradicciones de esta perspectiva teórica en comparación con el movimiento de “reinvención del gobierno” de la década de los noventa en Estados Unidos.

  11. Reinventing Learning: A Design-Research Odyssey

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    Abrahamson, Dor

    2015-01-01

    Design research is a broad, practice-based approach to investigating problems of education. This approach can catalyze the development of learning theory by fostering opportunities for transformational change in scholars' interpretation of instructional interactions. Surveying a succession of design-research projects, I explain how challenges in…

  12. Reinventing multimedia delivery with MPEG-DASH

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    Sodagar, Iraj; Pyle, Harry

    2011-09-01

    This paper reviews the design concepts of the MPEG-DASH standard and how it can be employed for the delivery of live multimedia content over the Internet. MPEG-DASH is the MPEG's newest standard for streaming of multimedia content and is designed to leverage the extensive HTTP infrastructure that has evolved with the growth of the World Wide Web. The standard defines specifications for manifest and segment formats used between the content servers and the client devices. This paper focuses on the live streaming of video content, its challenges and how MPEG-DASH can be used for this application.

  13. Professional reinventions : Swedish psychologists, 1990-2010

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    Skagius, Peter; Münger, Ann-Charlotte

    2016-01-01

    Since the early 20th century, the Swedish psychology profession has undergone several changes in its essential tasks, epistemological foundations, and social roles. These changes occurred through an ongoing “tuning” with Swedish society, in which the profession strove to appear relevant to society’s concerns and problems as well as enroll others to share the profession’s goals and aims. Studying the history of the profession can thus shed light on the changing definitions and contours of the ...

  14. Reinventing Crew Scheduling at Netherlands Railways

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    M. Fischetti (Matteo); L.G. Kroon (Leo); G. Timmer (Gerrit); M.J.C.M. Vromans (Michiel); E.J.W. Abbink (Erwin)

    2004-01-01

    textabstractIn this paper we describe the successful application of a sophisticated Operations Research model and the corresponding solution techniques for scheduling the 6,500+ drivers and conductors of the Dutch railway operator NS Reizigers (Netherlands Railways). In 2001 the drivers and conducto

  15. Re-inventing Città Ideale

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    Jantzen, Christian; Vetner, Mikael

    This paper claims that insight into the psychological structure of experiencing may serve as a helpful guideline for design practices aiming at the experiential qualities of urban life. A model of this structure is hence presented. To illustrate how this model may contribute to urban design the p...... the planning of a new city centre in Almere (the Netherlands) is analyzed....

  16. Campaign Assessment in Counterinsurgency: Reinventing the Wheel

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    2015-04-22

    MACV achieved in Vietnam through use of the Hamlet Evaluation System (HES). Although the HES was criticized during the Vietnam War, the iterative...model to inform progress. The improved model, the Hamlet Evaluation System, analyzed a host of variables across South Vietnam to assess progress...Afghanistan HES Hamlet Evaluation System ICAF Interagency Conflict Assessment Framework IJC ISAF Joint Command ISAF-A International Security Assistance

  17. Reinventing the Platform Core Through Acquisition

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    Toppenberg, Gustav; Henningsson, Stefan; Eaton, Ben

    2016-01-01

    Digital platform leaders need to continuously innovate the platform core to drive the technological trajectory of the overall architecture and business system, of which the platform is a core element. This papers analyses the potential of and challenges to completing this task through...... the acquisition and integration of companies presenting innovative technologies of relevance to the platform core. Using a revelatory case study of Cisco Systems, we develop the explanatory notion of ‘coring acquisition’. In this type of acquisition value is created through the acquisition of companies...... that provide products external to the acquirer that can be assimilated into the platform core. This creates value through the transformational process that we term ‘coring’. We also analyze how the benefits of coring acquisitions are contingent on challenges concerning the integration of acquisitions offering...

  18. Reinventing the company in the digital age

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    2015-01-01

    The seventh edition of BBVA annual series dedicated to explore and disseminate the key issues of our time, this time the goal is to unveil the new digital business models for the company of the 21st century. · Recognized and esteemed scholars from around the world tackle, in an accessible language, the most current knowledge of the internet as a change agent. · The essays delve around themes like: the impact of social analytics and social interaction, structure and organization, the future of work, virtual workplaces and organizations, digital management, labor economics and human resource management, internationalization, gender and diversity, digital platforms, big data, electronic commerce and corporate architecture, among others

  19. Preah Vihear Reloaded – The Thai-Cambodian Border Dispute Preah Vihear Reloaded – Der Grenzkonflikt zwischen Thailand und Kambodscha

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    Sonja Meyer

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available This article investigates the recent Thai-Cambodian border clash over the Preah Vihear temple. The temple was registered as a World Heritage Site in July 2008. Cambodia made its application in 2007, causing nationalist resentments in Thailand. The paper highlights underlying and proximate causes of the military escalation in October 2008 and argues that both sides are likely to dig in their heels as the temple is an important symbol of national identity, territorial integrity, and sovereignty. As such, any concession would involve high political costs that neither side can afford given their current domestic political situation, especially Thailand. Further, both sides are using the conflict for their own benefit in that it creates social cohesion, strengthens national identity, and generates a sense of community. After decades of civil war, this is particularly important in Cambodia. Dieser Beitrag untersucht den kürzlich eskalierten thailändisch-kambodschanischen Grenzkonflikt um den Tempel Preah Vihear. Der Tempel wurde im Juli 2008 in die Liste des UNESCO-Weltkulturerbes aufgenommen. Kambodscha hatte seinen Antrag im Jahr 2007 gestellt, was in Thailand nationalistische Gefühle hervorrief. Der Artikel wird die tiefer liegenden Ursachen und direkten Auslöser der Eskalation im Oktober 2008 betrachten. Es ist wahrscheinlich, dass beide Seiten auf ihren Standpunkten beharren werden, da der Tempel ein wichtiges Symbol der nationalen Identität, der territorialen Integrität und Souveränität für beide Parteien darstellt. Jegliche Zugeständnisse wären mit hohen innenpolitischen Kosten verbunden, die sich keine der beiden Konfliktparteien leisten kann. Nach den politischen Unruhen des letzten Jahres gilt dies besonders für Thailand. Ferner nutzen die Akteure den Konflikt zu ihrem eigenen Vorteil. Die Abgrenzung zu anderen schafft soziale Kohäsion, stärkt die nationale Identität und trägt zu einem Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl bei, das insbesondere Kambodscha nach jahrzehntelangem Bürgerkrieg dringend braucht.

  20. Reinventing Regulation/Reinventing Accountability: Judicial Review in New Governance Regimes

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    William D. Araiza

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This Essay considers the doctrinal and institutional challenges courts and designers of New Governance systems face when considering the availability and scope of judicial review. Part II briefly summarizes New Governance principles, while Part III explains the challenges they pose for American standing law. The Essay then considers solutions. Part IV considers aspects of other nations’ administrative standing law, considering whether those nations’ legal innovations overcome these hurdles while remaining true to courts’ proper role in reviewing agency action. Other nations have taken significant steps to resolve these issues; however, it remains unclear whether those resolutions transfer to the different institutional and legal structure in the United States. Part V considers whether the problem of standing can be resolved in a principled way by reconceptualizing the injury plaintiffs allege when they challenge New Governance regulation. Finally, Part VI considers the proper scope of judicial review of New Governance regulation. Cet article traite des défis doctrinaux et institutionnels qui se présentent aux tribunaux et aux concepteurs de systèmes de Nouvelle Gouvernance lorsqu’ils envisagent la disponibilité et la portée de la révision judiciaire. La partie II résume brièvement les principes de Nouvelle Gouvernance alors que la partie III explique les défis qu’ils présentent pour la législation américaine en vigueur. L’article considère ensuite des solutions. La partie IV traite d’aspects de la législation administrative en vigueur d’autres nations, en examinant si les innovations juridiques de ces nations surmontent ces obstacles tout en demeurant fidèles au rôle approprié des tribunaux lorsqu’ils révisent les actions d’agences. D’autres nations ont adopté des mesures importantes pour solutionner ces questions; toutefois, il n’est pas encore clair si ces solutions peuvent s’appliquer à la structure institutionnelle et juridique différente des États-Unis. La partie V considère si le problème de la qualité pour agir peut être résolu de façon qui respecte les principes en conceptualisant différemment le préjudice allégué par le demandeur qui conteste la réglementation de la Nouvelle Gouvernance. Finalement, la partie VI considère la portée appropriée de la révision judiciaire de la réglementation de Nouvelle Gouvernance.

  1. Reinventer la Technologie de l'Education (The Reinvention of Educational Technology).

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    Dieuzeide, Henri

    1986-01-01

    Optimistic approach to mass communication use in education in 1960s has not been confirmed by accomplishments in education for reasons both internal to educational systems and linked with technological changes in society. A more global and cultural approach should be taken in the creation and exploration of new configurations. (Author/MBR)

  2. 20 Recipes for Programming MVC 3 Faster, Smarter Web Development

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    2011-01-01

    There's no need to reinvent the wheel every time you run into a problem with ASP.NET's Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework. This concise cookbook provides recipes to help you solve tasks many web developers encounter every day. Each recipe includes the C# code you need, along with a complete working example of how to implement the solution. Learn practical techniques for applying user authentication, providing faster page reloads, validating user data, filtering search results, and many other issues related to MVC3 development. These recipes help you: Restrict access to views with password

  3. A voz reinventada da tradição: ritos iniciáticos na obra de Mia Couto (The reinvented voice of tradition: initiation rites in Mia Couto's work - DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2012v10n25p136

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    2012-03-01

    's fictional strategy has special importance not only because it records and values the knowledge of traditional culture, but also because it deconstructs, tautens and transforms this knowledge. Besides acknowledging and reaffirming the value of traditional wisdom, the reinvented voice from oral tradition present in the voices of the narrator and characters states the assumption of  dynamism in tradition.Keywords: Mozambican literature. Mia Couto. Oral tradition. Initiation rites.- DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2012v10n25p136

  4. O embasamento dos direitos humanos e sua relação com os direitos fundamentais a partir do diálogo garantista com a teoria da reinvenção dos direitos humanos The basis of human rights and its relation to fundamental rights from the dialogue of garantista theory with reinvention theory of human rights

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    Luiz Henrique Urquhart Cademartori

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objeto a reflexão sobre o fundamento dos direitos humanos e sua indissociável relação com os direitos fundamentais, no âmbito do estado de direito contemporâneo. Para tanto, procuraremos estabelecer possíveis convergências teóricas entre Joaquín Herrera Flores e Luigi Ferrajoli. A análise dos direitos fundamentais, a partir da teoria garantista, e dos direitos humanos, com base da teoria crítica da reinvenção, é tanto um desafio teórico quanto prático do século 21. Isto, em virtude da necessidade da investigação de seus fundamentos teóricos e possibilidades de efetivação na dialética da práxis da vida em sociedade, para que as conquistas históricas de direitos não sejam reduzidas à mera retórica hegemônico-conservadora de uma ordem global fundada na desigualdade e exploração. Percebe-se, então, que o constitucionalismo e os direitos não importam em conquistas, mas em programas normativos a serem buscados diariamente, tal como a democracia e a paz. Nesse sentido, situa-se a importância do estudo dos direitos, estejam eles em normativas nacionais ou internacionais, bem como situá-lo sem sua transitoriedade e constante construção, em suma, em sua historicidade, para serem efetivamente garantidos.The object of this essay is the reflection about the foundation of the human rights and their inseparable relation with the fundamental rights, in the contemporary state of right sphere. For both, it seeks to establish possible theoretical convergences between Joaquín Herrera Flores and Luigi Ferrajoli. The fundamental rights analysis, from the warranty theory; and the human rights analysis, based on the critical theory of reinvention, are both a theoretical, as much as a practical 21st century challenge. This is due to the need of researching their theoretical foundation and possibilities of implementation in the praxis' dialectic in life in society, so that the historical achievements of rights

  5. Scholar Crisis and Reinvention of Scholarship in China:The Reality of China's Scholarship and its Transendence%学者危机和学者身份重塑:当代中国学者的现实及超越

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    杨立华; 李晨; 唐璐

    2014-01-01

    Scholars play an important role in social governance ,but the current scholar crisis in China has seriously impeded this scholarly role . Using a social structure theory and �the Five Classes of Peoples"Theory ,the authors discussed the six expected social roles of the scholars and described the six manifestations of the failure of such expected roles . The authors have also pointed out the reasons behind the scholarly crisis in China . They include (1) the authoritarian tradition and politicized culture;(2) a confused scholar identity ;(3) the lack of consensual social values ;(4) lack of independence of scholarship ;(5) the departure of research from social reality ;(6) the misguided academic evaluation system (with emphasis on quantity rather than quality ,on publication rather than contribution) ;(7) the imbalance of academic disciplines ;(8) the lack of effective constraints on institutional errors ;(9) the decline of sense of scholarship . At the end of the paper ,the authors call for an effort to reinvent scholarship in China and put forward concrete suggestions to make such an effort to work .%学者危机严重影响学者在社会治理中的作用发挥。研究使用规范分析方法,首先从社会结构划分和新五民论出发,讨论了学者概念及其六种社会作用,分析了学者危机的六种表现:身份、社会角色、学术、道德、信任和社会认同、发展危机。指出危机的原因是:(1)集权传统和社会文化政治化;(2)学者社会定位混乱;(3)社会主流价值观缺失;(4)学术政治化、经济化倾向严重,缺乏独立性和严肃性;(5)学术研究和社会现实背离;(6)学术评价体系错位,重数量轻质量,重等级轻贡献;(7)学科间发展不平衡;(8)缺乏有效的制度约束机制;(9)学者修养淡化等。并针对危机根源提出了九条学者重塑途径,呼吁开展广泛的学者重塑运动。

  6. Reinventing Significance: Reflections on Recent Whiteness Studies in Zimbabwe

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    Full Text Available Review Article: Josephine Lucy Fisher (2010, Pioneers, Settlers, Aliens, Exiles: The Decolonisation of White Identity in Zimbabwe, Canberra: Australian National University Press, ISBN 978-1-921-66614-8 (pbk., xiii + 276 pp. David McDermott Hughes (2010, Whiteness in Zimbabwe: Race, Landscape, and the Problem of Belonging, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-230-62143-5 (pbk., 204 pp. Kate Victoria Law (2012, Writing White Women: Whiteness, Gender, Politics and Power in Rhodesia, c.1950s–1980s, Ph.D. thesis, University of Sheffield, 249 pp.

  7. Regenesis how synthetic biology will reinvent nature and ourselves

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    Imagine a future in which human beings have become immune to all viruses, in which bacteria can custom-produce everyday items, like a drinking cup, or generate enough electricity to end oil dependency. Building a house would entail no more work than planting a seed in the ground. These scenarios may seem far-fetched, but pioneering geneticist George Church and science writer Ed Regis show that synthetic biology is bringing us ever closer to making such visions a reality. In "Regenesis," Church and Regis explorethe possibilities--and perils--of the emerging field of synthetic biology. Synthetic biology, in which living organisms are selectively altered by modifying substantial portions of their genomes, allows for the creation of entirely new species of organisms. Until now, nature has been the exclusive arbiter of life, death, and evolution; with synthetic biology, we now have the potential to write our own biological future. Indeed, as Church and Regis show, it even enables us to revisit crucial points in th...

  8. Reinventing the International Space Station Payload Integration Processes and Capabilities

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    Jones, Rod; Price, Carmen; Copeland, Scott; Geiger, Wade; Geiger, Wade; Rice, Amanda; Lauchner, Adam

    2011-01-01

    The fundamental ISS payload integration philosophy, processes and capabilities were established in the context of how NASA science programs were conducted and executed in the early 1990 s. Today, with the designation of the United States (US) portion of ISS as a National Lab, the ISS payload customer base is growing to include other government agencies, private and commercial research. The fields of research are becoming more diverse expanding from the NASA centric physical, materials and human research sciences to test beds for exploration and technology demonstration, biology and biotechnology, and as an Earth and Space science platform. This new customer base has a broader more diverse set of expectations and requirements for payload design, verification, integration, test, training, and operations. One size fits all processes are not responsive to this broader customer base. To maintain an organization s effectiveness it must listen to its customers, understand their needs, learn from its mistakes, and foster an environment of continual process improvement. The ISS Payloads office is evolving to meet these new customer expectations.

  9. Reinventing public service broadcasting in Europe: prospects, promises and problems

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    Bardoel, J.L.H.; d'Haenens, L.S.J.

    2008-01-01

    New information technologies, liberalizing policies and rapidly changing societies – from mono- to multicultural – entail serious consequences for the prospects of European public service broadcasters in a network society. The European concept of PSB as a comprehensive and universal service is chall

  10. Downsizing a great observatory: reinventing Spitzer in the warm mission

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    Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa J.; Dodd, Suzanne R.

    2010-07-01

    The Spitzer Space Telescope transitioned from the cryogen mission to the IRAC warm mission during 2009. This transition involved changing several areas of operations in order to cut the mission annual operating costs to 1/3 of the cryogen mission amount. In spite of this substantial cut back, Spitzer continues to have one of the highest science return per dollar ratio of any of NASA's extended missions. This paper will describe the major operational changes made for the warm mission and how they affect the science return. The paper will give several measures showing that warm Spitzer continues as one of the most scientifically productive mission in NASA's portfolio. This work was performed at the California Institute of Technology under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  11. Reinventing College Physics for Biologists: Explicating an epistemological curriculum

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    Redish, Edward F

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    The University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group (UMd-PERG) carried out a five-year research project to rethink, observe, and reform introductory algebra-based (college) physics. This class is one of the Maryland Physics Department's large service courses, serving primarily life-science majors. After consultation with biologists, we re-focused the class on helping the students learn to think scientifically -- to build coherence, think in terms of mechanism, and to follow the implications of assumptions. We designed the course to tap into students' productive conceptual and epistemological resources, based on a theoretical framework from research on learning. The reformed class retains its traditional structure in terms of time and instructional personnel, but we modified existing best-practices curricular materials, including Peer Instruction, Interactive Lecture Demonstrations, and Tutorials. We provided class-controlled spaces for student collaboration, which allowed us to observe and record stud...

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    to teach the important skill of writing, two of the more innovative teaching techniques used to try and bridge the ... For this reason, group work forms an important element of the teaching ...... writing, and speaking which go beneath surface ...

  13. Reinventing agricultural research : Changing context and moving targets

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    Struik, P.C.

    2006-01-01

    Future food security for the rapidly increasing human population is at stake because farmers need to produce more food on less land and with less water and energy. Natural resources will be less and less available for agriculture due to economic development, which diverts these resources to non-agri

  14. Reinventing Teaching and Testing: Quality Learning for Quality Employment.

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    Cooke, Brian P.

    To succeed in today's competitive global markets, organizations are hiring responsible problem solvers and collaborative "associates" who improve productivity, assure quality service, and contribute creatively. These organizations demand employees who are skilled at learning to learn, listening, communicating, problem solving, teamwork,…

  15. [Reinventing specialty training of physicians? Principles and challenges].

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    Morán-Barrios, J; Ruiz de Gauna Bahillo, P

    2010-01-01

    In a world undergoing constant change, in the era of globalisation, the training of medical professionals should be under constant review so that it can be tailored to meet the needs of this society in transition. This is all the more true at times of economic uncertainty, such as the current conditions, which have a direct impact on health services. Professionals need new Competencies for new times. Over the last decade initiatives have emerged in various Anglo-Saxon countries which have defined a framework of basic Competencies that all medical specialists should demonstrate in their professional practice. In addition to this, we must respond to the creation of the European Higher Education Area which has implications for specialised training. In Spain, training for medical specialists was in need of an overhaul and the recently passed law (Real Decreto 183/2008) will allow us to move forward and implement, in medical education, initiatives and innovations required in our medical centres, to respond to the new society and bring us in line with international professional education and practice. The way forward is a Competency-based model for medical education with assessment of these Competencies using simple instruments, validated and accepted by all the stakeholders. The institutions involved (hospitals, medical centres and other health care services) should trial different approaches within the general framework established by the current legislation and be conscious of the duty they have to society as accredited training organisations. Accordingly, they should consolidate their teaching and learning structures and the various different educational roles (Director of Studies, Tutors, and other teaching positions), showing the leadership necessary to allow proper implementation of their training programmes. For this, the Spanish Autonomous Regions must develop their own legislation regulating Medical Specialty Training. So, medical professionals should receive training, based on ethical values, behaviours and attitudes that considers humanistic, scientific and technical factors, developing an understanding of the scientific method; ability to put it into practice; skills to manage complexity and uncertainty; a command of scientific, technical and IT terminology to facilitate independent learning; and a capacity for initiative and teamwork, as well as skills for dealing with people and for making an effective, democratic contribution both within health organisations and in the wider society.

  16. Campus-Based Policy Institute Poised to Reinvent New England.

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    Woodbury, Robert L.

    1996-01-01

    Campus-based public policy institutes with local, state, and regional orientations may play a profound role in shaping New England's future by addressing a variety of issues, including achieving quality in public schools, access to health care and other social services, job creation, environmental protection and creation of livable communities,…

  17. Reinventing Ourselves: Collaborative Research Initiatives between Singapore & US Business Schools

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    Connor, M.; Rogers, P.S.; H. Wong, I.F.

    2005-01-01

    To show how coordinated activities involving shared assessment instruments and results between two business schools, one in Singapore, the other in the US/Midwest, have helped faculty shift their research and teaching from a focus on language to an emphasis on communicative competence in English for the global workplace.

  18. Reinventing the Wheel: Teaching Restoration Ecology without the Ecology

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    Speldewinde, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Restoration ecology is "the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed." Restoration can range from returning the system to its "natural" state through to restoring some ecological functionality to a system. The University of Western Australia offers an undergraduate degree in…

  19. Reinventing spatial planning in a borderless Europe: emergent themes

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    Waterhout, B.; Faludi, A.K.F.; Stead, D.; Zonneveld, W.; Milder, J.; Nadin, V.

    2009-01-01

    This paper is a follow-up to the Chicago Round Table ‘Emergent Research Themes on European Territorial Governance’ in 2008 questioning the view of EU territory as the sum of mutually exclusive territories under nation-state control and pointing out the existence of overlapping jurisdictions. Themes

  20. Two Choreographer-directors Reinvent China’s Dance Drama

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    AFTER serving for eight years as the chief artistic supervisor in the Hong Kong Dance Troupe, Shu Qiao recently returned to Beijing with a brand-new dance drama. named "Memorial Ceremony for Youth." The background story of "Memorial Ceremony for Youth" is based on the life of the poet Yin Fu (1909-1931). Yin Fu is an important revolutionary poet of China’s modern literature. He started

  1. Reinventing the Possibilities: Academic Literacy and New Media

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    Full Text Available This webtext demonstrates the possibilities of using new media to teach students critical literacy skills applicable to the 21st century. It is a manifesto for what the authors think writing scholars should be teaching in general-education "writing" classes like first-year composition. In order to answer the question of what we should teach, we have to ask what kinds of academic literacy, if any, we value. The authors argue here that rhetorical theory is a productive way to theorize how meaning is made among new media texts, their designers, and their readers. They use the Ancient Greek concepts of topoi and commonplace to explain how designers and readers enter into a space of negotiated meaning-making when converging upon new media texts. That negotiated space offers a new-media space for learning critical literacies by means other than research papers. As examples, they discuss two student texts and the literacies they demonstrate.

  2. Reinventing the Wheel: Structuring Air Forces for Foreign Internal Defense

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    150. of the SAWC was changed to place training third in 22 CADRE PAPER priority, behind development of COIN doctrine and 42. Samuel B. Griffith. ed...Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1979. Special Operations in US Strategy. Edited by Frank R. Barnett, B. Hugh Tovar , and Richard H. Shultz...Edited by Peter Paret. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1986. Mao Tse-tung on Guerrilla Warfare. Edited and translated by Samuel B

  3. From reproduction to reinvention. Women's roles in African cities.

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    Simone, A

    1995-01-01

    African governments are expressing a new awareness that interventions focused on women's health, education, political participation, and human rights are essential to the control of population growth. Lacking, however, are formal models of innovative techniques for mobilizing endogenous resource bases and maximizing popular participation. Marginalized from social and economic development, African urban women have been able to elaborate new forms of social economies and reciprocal interaction that merit attention. In the shift from the household production and reproduction characteristic of parochial rural economies to the cross-circuitry of urban trade, women have facilitated the formation of interhousehold alliances and the sharing of opportunities and resources essential to urban survival. Because women tend to operate in informal contexts outside the realm of bureaucratic control, they have been able to improvise new forms of solidarity, information exchange, and income generation. Moreover, through their ability to link disparate households, compounds, and neighborhoods, women are evolving new processes of institutional reform that cut across territory, class position, and other forms of stratification.

  4. At the Zoo: Kindergartners Reinvent a Dramatic Play Area

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    Bowne, Mary; Brokmeier, Sue

    2008-01-01

    In a South Dakota early childhood program, children and adults in the kindergarten classroom collaborated to build a "classroom zoo" in support of the children's pretend play. Creation of the zoo incorporated information about animals and zoos that the children and their families and teachers located in secondary sources such as nonfiction books…

  5. The Tethered Self: Technology Reinvents Intimacy and Solitude

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    Turkle, Sherry

    2011-01-01

    The author has been a witness to the birth of the personal computer culture, with its intense one-on-one relationships with machines, and then to the development of the networked culture, with people using the computer to communicate with each other. In her most recent work on the revolutions in social networking and sociable robotics, she sees a…

  6. The reinvention of terroir in Danish food place promotion

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    Gyimóthy, Szilvia

    2017-01-01

    This paper conceptualizes place branding narratives that mobilize local food and contemporary gastronomic trends by revisiting the notion of terroir (taste of place) as a strategic marketing asset. In particular, it explores how rural tourism destinations with little or no gastronomic heritage...

  7. Reinventing your primary care practice: becoming an MDCEO™

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    Conard SE

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Scott E Conard,1 Maureen Reni Courtney21ACAP Health, Dallas, 2College of Nursing, University of Texas, Arlington, TX, USAAbstract: Primary care medicine in the United States is undergoing a revolutionary shift. Primary care providers and their staff have an extraordinary chance to create and participate in exciting new approaches to care. New strategies will require courage, flexibility, and openness to change by every member of the practice team, especially the lead clinician who is most often the physician, but can also be the nurse practitioner or physician's assistant. Providers must first recognize their need to alter their fundamental identity to incorporate a new kind of leadership role—that of the MDCEO™ (i.e., the individual clinician who leads the practice to ensure that quality, service, and financial systems are developed and effectively managed. This paper provides a practical vision and rationale for the required transition in primary care, pointing the way for how to achieve new practice effectiveness through new leadership roles. It also provides a model to evaluate the status of a primary care practice. The authors have extensive experience in working with primary care providers to radically evolve their clinical practices to become MDCEOs™. The MDCEO™ will articulate the vision and strategy for the practice, define and foster the practice culture, and create and facilitate team development and overall high level functioning. Each member of the team can then begin to lead their part of the practice: a 21st century population-oriented, purpose-based practice resulting in increased quality of care, improved patient outcomes, greater financial success, and enhanced peace of mind.Keywords: primary health care organization and administration, health care reform, leadership, patient-centered care

  8. Center for Reinventing Aging Infrastructure for Nutrient Management

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The mission of RAINmgt is to achieve sustainable and cost-effective health and environmental outcomes by re-imagining aging coastal urban infrastructure communities....

  9. "Elementar, Meu Caro Watson": Jô Soares Reinvents the Classics

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    Martin, Sarah

    2016-01-01

    Detective fiction--with its roots primarily in Europe and the United States--was slow to catch on in Brazil, where national authors did not attempt more than small forays into the genre for most of the twentieth century. This was due in large part to the particularities of Brazilian society, in which law enforcement agencies, rife with corruption,…

  10. Reinventing the Arsenal: Defense-Industrial Adaptation in Small States

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    2016-01-01

    .... forced governments to reevaluate their defense-industrial policies. In each case, governments abandoned the pursuit of defense-industrial self-sufficiency and adopted export-dependent defenseindustrial policies...

  11. Reinventing the home visit for undergraduate nursing students.

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    Pohl, Carla J; Malin, Shelly; Kennell, Lynn

    2014-12-01

    The Family Outreach Project was designed to teach senior-level undergraduate nursing students how to assess, care for, and develop care plans for children with chronic health conditions and their families. Nursing students (n=24) could attend one focus group conducted at the end of the semester as part of the evaluation of the America's Promise School Project. Responses were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Qualitative methods were used to identify themes. Comfort with the visit, professionalism of the students, and usefulness of the home visit to families was assessed. Analysis of focus group responses identified four major themes: learning experience, observations about home environment, concerns about having nothing to offer families, and difficulties with arranging and carrying out the home visits. Family responses (n=10) supported students' perception that families were knowledgeable about their children's chronic health conditions. Families indicated that students were professional and treated families respectfully. Copyright 2014, SLACK Incorporated.

  12. Situational Strategic Planning in primary care: troubleshooting and reinventing actions

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    Ariane Graças de Campos

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To apply the Strategic Situational Planning (SSP in a problem selected by the Family Health team, aiming at proposing intervention strategies to correct this deficiency. Methods: A field research of quantitative nature, applied in a family health unit of a town in the countryside of São Paulo state, using the steps of SSP in the period from April to October, 2008. Results: The selected problem was that of underreporting of production in the unit, thereby undermining the efficiency of obtaining positive results regarding the access, effectiveness of the strategies and changes in the context of health in the coverage area. After intervention with the team focusing awareness on the importance of maintaining updated data and information on the population served, it understood the importance of formalizing all procedures performed in the Unit. Conclusion: The Strategic Situational Planning brought to light the relevance in learning more about the community of which the unit is responsible, its complexity and heterogeneity, making effective the quality of rendered services, linking them to the recovery of professional activities and of the health service as a whole.

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    Jul 21, 2011 ... An International Multidisciplinary Journal, Ethiopia. Vol. ... to their perceptions of the activities of competing .... The lack of transparency and accountability .... The corruption index of Transparent International has at the top rate.

  14. "Reinventing Life": Introductory Biology for a Rapidly Evolving World

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    Coker, Jeffrey Scott

    2009-01-01

    Evolutionary concepts are essential for a scientific understanding of most issues surrounding modern medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and the environment. If the mantra for biology education in the 20th century was, "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution," the mantra for the 21st century must be, "Nothing in biology…

  15. Singing corporeality: reinventing the vocalic body in postopera

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    Novak, J.

    2012-01-01

    De relatie tussen stem en lichaam brengt betekenissen voort die met name in de opera tot uitdrukking komen. Bovendien is het een van de belangrijkste creatieve factoren binnen de hedendaagse opera. Jelena Novak laat zien hoe de stem en het lichaam in de recente operapraktijk onderwerp van

  16. RSM Outlook Winter 2011 : On the Road to Reinvention

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    2011-01-01

    markdownabstract#### Distinguished Alumni Awards (Alice Ramsay) A business school is nothing without its alumni. Not only are former students global ambassadors for the school, but some, through their hard work and outstanding efforts, can also stand as sources of inspiration for us all. #### The

  17. Rethink, Reinvent, Reposition 12 Strategies to Make Over Your Business

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    2010-01-01

    Is your business struggling to stay afloat? Are you overwhelmed by the challenge of building an organization that can be a market leader? Well, now is the time to stop going in circles--find a new direction and re-imagine your company. In this hard-hitting guide, renowned international corporate consultants and professors Leo Hopf and William Welter show how to breathe new life into your firm. Using revealing case studies from Seagate to Harley-Davidson, they offer such key strategies as: Repackaging products to widen the range of your target demographic; Revising your profit model to improve

  18. RESETTING AND REINVENTING PRINT MEDIA: LEARNING FROM COLLEGE MEDIA

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    Alyssa Jackson

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available A readership study, employing an online survey (n = 275, was conducted to determine the reading preferences of students, faculty, staff, and alumni for the student magazine and web site of a technological university. The print version (53% was preferred over the online version (22%, with 25% having no preference. Internet and social media were the preferred news media with Facebook dominating all other sites. Few had downloaded the app (7%, despite the fact that 92% owned smartphones. Attitudes toward news were positive and predictive of reading specific sections. Reading the technology section was significantly related to being “part of my daily habit,” “part of my civic duty,” “helpful in making choices,” and negatively related to “inconvenient.” Additional qualitative responses are discussed.

  19. Reinventing Grounded Theory: Some Questions about Theory, Ground and Discovery

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    Thomas, Gary; James, David

    2006-01-01

    Grounded theory's popularity persists after three decades of broad-ranging critique. In this article three problematic notions are discussed--"theory," "ground" and "discovery"--which linger in the continuing use and development of grounded theory procedures. It is argued that far from providing the epistemic security promised by grounded theory,…

  20. National HRD: A New Paradigm or Reinvention of the Wheel?

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    Wang, Greg G.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze a new research topic, national human resource development (NHRD) for neglected but critical components of economics foundation and accumulated international development research and practices. Design/methodology/approach: Through a targeted literature review on NHRD writing, major development…

  1. Newcomer Immigrant Students Reinventing Academic Lives across National Borders

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    Oikonomidoy, Eleni

    2014-01-01

    Relocation across national borders poses unique challenges and possibilities to newcomer immigrant students who enter diverse urban high schools. Based on focus group data with 27 newcomer students, in this article the author attends to the ways in which these students begin to counteract the challenges that relocation poses for them by…

  2. Responding to reform: 5 strategies for reinventing the revenue cycle.

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    Janiszewski, Mark

    2011-06-01

    Among of the biggest challenges that will affect hospital revenue cycles in an era of reform, five are related to the following concerns: Reduced payment, Compliance reforms, Quality improvement initiatives, Payment reform, Expansion of insurance coverage.

  3. The Reinvention of Identity in Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available In his second novel, Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides is deep in the Greeks. If Melville in Moby Dick sets up an anthology of whaling, Eugenides builds his collection of Greekness. It may be because the Greeks found a mythical way out of the contradictions and the ambiguities that characterize the fragmented human being in search of unity through Hermaphroditus, the figure of an indivisible duality, quite appropriate to express the diverse reality of American unity. The Pulitzer-prized writer re...

  4. Reinventing potato as a diploid inbred line-based crop

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    The third most important food crop worldwide, potato, is a tetraploid outcrossing species propagated from tubers. Breeders have long been challenged by polyploidy, heterozygosity, and asexual reproduction. It has been assumed that tetraploidy is essential for high yield, the creation of inbred potat...

  5. Education, premise for a workforce reconversion trough a Professional Reinvention

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    Jornea Eugenia

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The diversity of resources, made in the 1980-1990 years from Hunedoara County the most industrialized county of Romania. Hunedoara is today one of the most affected by unemployment, poverty and crime. Today Hunedoara is a county that decreased with 140,000 inhabitants in the last 20 years and 75,000 jobs lost, all of these bearing the seal of deindustrialization. An accurate professional framework, could allow the attracting of investors. A first step should be a study of the age and socio professional structure of the population of Hunedoara County, could permit in the next years on focusing to the education of undergraduate and graduate level workforce in the area.

  6. Shmita Revolution: The Reclamation and Reinvention of the Sabbatical Year

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    David Krantz

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Jewish observance of shmita (alternatively spelled shemitah—the sabbatical year, or seventh (sheviit year—is changing. Historically rooted in agriculture, modern Jewish environmentalists are seizing upon the long-ignored environmental and social justice (tikkun olam aspects of shmita as originally described in the five books of Moses, the Torah in the Hebrew Bible, the basis of Jewish law. Primary research was conducted through key-stakeholder interviews with leading American and Israeli Jewish environmentalists and thought leaders. They see shmita as a core Jewish value—one that, like Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath, has the power to transform society. Their work has brought shmita from an obscure law dealt with mainly by Israel’s Orthodox to a new Jewish ethos being discussed across the United States, Europe, Israel, and even on the floor of Knesset, Israel’s parliament. This article also describes shmita as delineated in the Torah and through the rabbinic canon of halacha (Jewish law, and explains shmita practice from biblical times to the present day.

  7. Reinventing microinjection : new microfluidic methods for cell biology

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    Sonneville, Jan de

    2011-01-01

    Regulatory processes are responsible for the organization, division and death of cells in multicellular organisms such as humans. Additionally, cells are highly regulated internally, able to survive and respond in vastly different micro-environments. Many types of interactions of cells with their en

  8. Singing corporeality: reinventing the vocalic body in postopera

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    Novak, J.

    2012-01-01

    De relatie tussen stem en lichaam brengt betekenissen voort die met name in de opera tot uitdrukking komen. Bovendien is het een van de belangrijkste creatieve factoren binnen de hedendaagse opera. Jelena Novak laat zien hoe de stem en het lichaam in de recente operapraktijk onderwerp van herdefinit

  9. The Reinvention of Terroir in Food Place Promotion

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    Gyimóthy, Szilvia

    2017-01-01

    exploit the discourses of New Nordic Food to create a distinct sense of place. An extensive review of the literature identifies two conservationist strategies by which terroir narratives are constructed (accreditation and patrimonialization), neither of which fully captures the particular rhetorical......This paper conceptualizes place branding narratives that mobilize local food and contemporary gastronomic trends by revisiting the notion of terroir (taste of place) as a strategic marketing asset. In particular, it explores how rural tourism destinations with little or no gastronomic heritage...... and enterprising). The paper contributes with a conceptual model conceived through a unique combination of place-specific (typicality) themes and market-specific ideologies, which has the explanatory power to distinguish Nordic terroir narratives from earlier articulations of taste of place....

  10. Reinventing the PN Junction: Dimensionality Effects on Tunneling Switches

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    2012-05-11

    lower paraboloid represents all of the available states in k-space on the left side of the junction and the upper paraboloid represents the available...and so the paraboloids must overlap. However, as seen in the right part of the figure, they can only overlap at a single energy. Furthermore, the... paraboloids on each side of the junction only intersect at a single energy. 62 need to sum Eqn. (6.8.3) over all initial states or final

  11. ESG Integration and the Investment Management Process : Fundamental Investing Reinvented

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    van Duuren, Emiel; Plantinga, Auke; Scholtens, Bert

    2016-01-01

    We investigate how conventional asset managers account for environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) in their investment process. We do so on the basis of an international survey among fund managers. We find that many conventional managers integrate responsible investing in their investment

  12. Reinventing microinjection : new microfluidic methods for cell biology

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    Sonneville, Jan de

    2011-01-01

    Regulatory processes are responsible for the organization, division and death of cells in multicellular organisms such as humans. Additionally, cells are highly regulated internally, able to survive and respond in vastly different micro-environments. Many types of interactions of cells with their en

  13. Maidservant as muse: The dramatic reinvention of Antonio Canova

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In the mid-1870s, the playwright Lodovico Muratori (1834-1919 wrote a play based on the life of the sculptor, Antonio Canova, that focused on a fictional, unconsummated passion between Canova and his housekeeper, Luigia Giuli. This play, published by the Milanese editor Carlo Barbini concurrently with several plays about famous Italian artists, including Michelangelo, Raphael, and Tintoretto, emphasized Canova’s connection to these great masters, in particular his role as both artist and lover. By examining the way political and artistic values changed in Italy over the course of the century, this paper arges that Muratori’s insistent repetition of the trope of ‘Luigia as muse’ is an implicit critique of neoclassicism. Artistic inspiration is disengaged from imitation and the rote act of copying and located instead in the very personal and subjective emotions of the artist. By the late nineteenth century, in order to maintain the validity of an otherwise outmoded style, neoclassicism and its suffocating image of repetition were necessarily recast to fit the political, sociological and artistic developments of the time.

  14. Reinventing the Wheel: Teaching Restoration Ecology without the Ecology

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    Speldewinde, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Restoration ecology is "the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed." Restoration can range from returning the system to its "natural" state through to restoring some ecological functionality to a system. The University of Western Australia offers an undergraduate degree in Restoration…

  15. The Matrix Reloads%《黑客帝国》续集

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    2003-01-01

    @@ When we last visited the Matrix, computers had taken over the planet and imprisoned the human race in a computer-generated "reality". Keanu Reeves played Neo, a hacker5 turned superhero recruited to save his fellow man, and the movie ended with him literally taking flight6 It was a cliff-hanger7 that might as well have been subtitled "Watch for the sequel, coming soon to a theater near you - that is, if this thing makes any money."

  16. The gender gap reloaded: are school characteristics linked to labor market performance?

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    Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Constant, Amelie

    2008-06-01

    This study examines the wage gender gap of young adults in the 1970s, 1980s, and 2000 in the US. Using quantile regression we estimate the gender gap across the entire wage distribution. We also study the importance of high school characteristics in predicting future labor market performance. We conduct analyses for three major racial/ethnic groups in the US: Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics, employing data from two rich longitudinal studies: NLS and NELS. Our results indicate that while some school characteristics are positive and significant predictors of future wages for Whites, they are less so for the two minority groups. We find significant wage gender disparities favoring men across all three surveys in the 1970s, 1980s, and 2000. The wage gender gap is more pronounced in higher paid jobs (90th quantile) for all groups, indicating the presence of a persistent and alarming "glass ceiling."

  17. Osteocyte-viability-based simulations of trabecular bone loss and recovery in disuse and reloading

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    Wang, H.; Ji, B.; Liu, X.S.; van Oers, R.F.M.; Guo, X.E.; Huang, Y.; Hwang, K.C.

    2014-01-01

    Osteocyte apoptosis is known to trigger targeted bone resorption. In the present study, we developed an osteocyte-viability-based trabecular bone remodeling (OVBR) model. This novel remodeling model, combined with recent advanced simulation methods and analysis techniques, such as the element-by-ele

  18. Unloading and reloading colloidal microcapsules with apolar solutions by controlled and reversible buckling.

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    Jose, Jissy; Kamp, Marlous; van Blaaderen, Alfons; Imhof, Arnout

    2014-03-11

    We introduce a new experimental method to encapsulate and release oils and fluorescent molecules into preformed elastic colloidal microcapsules of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-filled siloxane shells, which are cross-linked with tetraethoxysilane. The method uses controlled buckling, where the volume of the capsule is reduced by dissolving the PDMS oil inside the capsule by surfactant micelles. This results in a change in the morphology of the capsule that depends on the ratio of shell thickness to total particle radius (d/Rt). Microcapsules of d/Rt in the range 0.007-0.05 formed microbowls upon decreasing the inner volume. The amount of oil released or dissolved by the micelles can be directly related to the concentration of surfactant. By tuning the amount of oil released, we can make microbowls of variable depth. In addition, we demonstrate that the microbowls can be further used to load different oils like silicone oil, hydrocarbons, and apolar dyes. The elasticity of the capsule wall and the leftover PDMS oil inside the capsule provide the principal driving forces by which one can promote the uptake of different oils, including dissolved dye molecules.

  19. The K-Pg Event-Bed at ODP 207 Reloaded: Search for the Meteoritic Component

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    Deutsch, A.; Vollmer, C.; Tagle, R.; Salge, T.; Hansen, B.; Ott, U.; Hoppe, P.; Berndt, J.

    2013-09-01

    We report on the search for traces of the Chicxulub bolide in the K-Pg bed drilled in the western tropical Atlantic, using advanced separation techniques and microanalytical tools with high spatial resolution.

  20. The gender gap reloaded: is school quality linked to labor market performance?

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    Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Constant, Amelie F.

    2005-01-01

    This study examines the gender gap in wages of young adults in the late 1970s, mid 1980s, and 2000, in the middle and the tails of the wage distribution using quantile regression. We also examine the importance of school quality indicators in predicting future labor market performance. We conduct analyses for three major racial groups in the US: Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics. We employ base year and follow up data from two rich longitudinal studies: the National Longitudinal Study (NLS) of hi...

  1. Autorialità reloaded. Qualche nota (e un'ipotesi sul narratore del romanzo globalizzato

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    Filippo Pennacchio

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Il saggio si propone d’indagare un tratto comune a molti romanzi pubblicati negli ultimi vent’anni su scala mondiale. E cioè la particolare autorevolezza delle voci narranti e dei narratori a esse sottesi. Se il romanzo cosiddetto postmodernista ci aveva con- segnato una serie di narratori evanescenti, disgregati e autocontradditori, oggi, sempre più spesso, capita d’imbattersi in narratori particolarmente autorevoli, solidi e “udibili”. Attitudine onnisciente al raccon- to, incorporazione di istanze saggistiche, facoltà di commentare i contenuti della storia: queste alcune delle caratteristiche comuni a tanti narratori d’oggi, a rigore collocabili – per riprendere la terminologia di Franz Karl Stanzel – al centro di una situazione narrativa autoriale. Dopo una breve premessa di stampo metodo- logico, si prenderanno in esame testi di tre scrittori globalmente noti – Michel Houellebecq, Jonathan Franzen e Roberto Bolaño – attraverso i quali s’in- dagherà questa particolare morfologia e ci si interro- gherà sul perché della sua emersione. Altresì, si cer- cherà di mostrare come ciò non implichi di per sé la restaurazione di un narratore simil-ottocentesco, garante ultimo del senso del testo, e come anzi quel- l’immagine questi testi tendano a problematizzare, se non addirittura a mettere in crisi. The essay focuses on an aspect shared by many nov- els published in the last twenty years. That is, the authoritativeness of the narrative voices and thus of the narrators hidden behind them. If the so-called postmodernist novel displayed a series of disappear- ing and self-contradictory narrators, the contempo- rary novel often displays authoritative and “audible” narrators. Omniscients, essaystics in tone, prone to comment on the events and the characters in the sto- ryworld, these narrators could well be placed at the centre of an authorial narrative situation, to adopt a term coined by Franz Karl Stanzel. After a brief methodological introduction, the essay examines three texts by globally known au- thors: Michel Houellebecq, Jonathan Franzen and Roberto Bolaño. Through the study of their novels it is possible not only to highlight many important aspects of this narrative morphology, but also to un- derstand the reasons of its emergence in recent years. Moreover, the essay attempts to explain why the ap- pearance of this kind of narrator does not imply the restoration of a classical, XIXth century one; on the contrary, this “old” narrator is often criticized and put under discussion. 

  2. The socio-matrix reloaded: from hierarchy to dominance profile in wild lemurs

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    Norscia, Ivan

    2015-01-01

    Dominance hierarchy influences the life quality of social animals, and its definition should in principle be based on the outcome of agonistic interactions. However, defining and comparing the dominance profile of social groups is difficult due to the different dominance measures used and because no one measure explains it all. We applied different analytical methods to winner-loser sociomatrices to determine the dominance profile of five groups of wild lemurs (species: Lemur catta, Propithecus verreauxi, and Eulemur rufus x collaris) from the Berenty forest (Madagascar). They are an excellent study model because they share the same habitat and an apparently similar dominance profile: linear hierarchy and female dominance. Data were collected over more than 1200 h of observation. Our approach included four steps: (1) by applying the binary dyadic dominance relationship method (I&SI) on either aggressions or supplant sociomatrices we verified whether hierarchy was aggression or submission based; (2) by calculating normalized David’s scores and measuring steepness from aggression sociomatrices we evaluated whether hierarchy was shallow or steep; (3) by comparing the ranking orders obtained with methods 1 and 2 we assessed whether hierarchy was consistent or not; and (4) by assessing triangle transitivity and comparing it with the linearity index and the level of group cohesion we determined if hierarchy was more or less cohesive. Our results show that L. catta groups have got a steep, consistent, highly transitive and cohesive hierarchy. P. verreauxi groups are characterized by a moderately steep and consistent hierarchy, with variable levels of triangle transitivity and cohesion. E. rufus x collaris group possesses a shallow and inconsistent hierarchy, with lower (but not lowest) levels of transitivity and cohesion. A multiple analytical approach on winner-loser sociomatrices other than leading to an in-depth description of the dominance profile, allows intergroup and cross-species comparisons. PMID:25653908

  3. The socio-matrix reloaded: from hierarchy to dominance profile in wild lemurs

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    Ivan Norscia

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Dominance hierarchy influences the life quality of social animals, and its definition should in principle be based on the outcome of agonistic interactions. However, defining and comparing the dominance profile of social groups is difficult due to the different dominance measures used and because no one measure explains it all. We applied different analytical methods to winner-loser sociomatrices to determine the dominance profile of five groups of wild lemurs (species: Lemur catta, Propithecus verreauxi, and Eulemur rufus x collaris from the Berenty forest (Madagascar. They are an excellent study model because they share the same habitat and an apparently similar dominance profile: linear hierarchy and female dominance. Data were collected over more than 1200 h of observation. Our approach included four steps: (1 by applying the binary dyadic dominance relationship method (I&SI on either aggressions or supplant sociomatrices we verified whether hierarchy was aggression or submission based; (2 by calculating normalized David’s scores and measuring steepness from aggression sociomatrices we evaluated whether hierarchy was shallow or steep; (3 by comparing the ranking orders obtained with methods 1 and 2 we assessed whether hierarchy was consistent or not; and (4 by assessing triangle transitivity and comparing it with the linearity index and the level of group cohesion we determined if hierarchy was more or less cohesive. Our results show that L. catta groups have got a steep, consistent, highly transitive and cohesive hierarchy. P. verreauxi groups are characterized by a moderately steep and consistent hierarchy, with variable levels of triangle transitivity and cohesion. E. rufus x collaris group possesses a shallow and inconsistent hierarchy, with lower (but not lowest levels of transitivity and cohesion. A multiple analytical approach on winner-loser sociomatrices other than leading to an in-depth description of the dominance profile, allows intergroup and cross-species comparisons.

  4. 新的刻录体验——Nero 6 Reloaded

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    2004-01-01

    在著名的刻录软件Nero 6.0发布一年多后.刻录爱好者翘首以盼的新版本终于来到了我们面前。跟大家猜测的不一样.新版本不是7.0,而是6.6.并冠以“Nero 6 Reloaded”.意思就是”重装上阵”.这不由让人想起了电影《黑客帝国2》。Nero 6 Reloaded的改进很大.主要更新如下:对功能组件控制中,心Nero StartSmart进行了改进.全新设计的界面更精致漂亮,外观更圆润.

  5. Responses of skeletal muscles to gravitational unloading and/or reloading.

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    Ohira, Takashi; Kawano, Fuminori; Ohira, Tomotaka; Goto, Katsumasa; Ohira, Yoshinobu

    2015-07-01

    Adaptation of morphological, metabolic, and contractile properties of skeletal muscles to inhibition of antigravity activities by exposure to a microgravity environment or by simulation models, such as chronic bedrest in humans or hindlimb suspension in rodents, has been well reported. Such physiological adaptations are generally detrimental in daily life on earth. Since the development of suitable countermeasure(s) is essential to prevent or inhibit these adaptations, effects of neural, mechanical, and metabolic factors on these properties in both humans and animals were reviewed. Special attention was paid to the roles of the motoneurons (both efferent and afferent neurograms) and electromyogram activities as the neural factors, force development, and/or length of sarcomeres as the mechanical factors and mitochondrial bioenergetics as the metabolic factors.

  6. MassTRIX reloaded: combined analysis and visualization of transcriptome and metabolome data.

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    Full Text Available Systems Biology is a field in biological science that focuses on the combination of several or all "omics"-approaches in order to find out how genes, transcripts, proteins and metabolites act together in the network of life. Metabolomics as analog to genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics is more and more integrated into biological studies and often transcriptomic and metabolomic experiments are combined in one setup. At a first glance both data types seem to be completely different, but both produce information on biological entities, either transcripts or metabolites. Both types can be overlaid on metabolic pathways to obtain biological information on the studied system. For the joint analysis of both data types the MassTRIX webserver was updated. MassTRIX is freely available at www.masstrix.org.

  7. Ego-resiliency reloaded: a three-component model of general resiliency.

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    Farkas, Dávid; Orosz, Gábor

    2015-01-01

    Ego-resiliency (ER) is a capacity that enables individuals to adapt to constantly changing environmental demands. The goal of our research was to identify components of Ego-resiliency, and to test the reliability and the structural and convergent validity of the refined version of the ER11 Ego-resiliency scale. In Study 1 we used a factor analytical approach to assess structural validity and to identify factors of Ego-resiliency. Comparing alternative factor-structures, a hierarchical model was chosen including three factors: Active Engagement with the World (AEW), Repertoire of Problem Solving Strategies (RPSS), and Integrated Performance under Stress (IPS). In Study 2, the convergent and divergent validity of the ER11 scale and its factors and their relationship with resilience were tested. The results suggested that resiliency is a double-faced construct, with one function to keep the personality system stable and intact, and the other function to adjust the personality system in an adaptive way to the dynamically changing environment. The stability function is represented by the RPSS and IPS components of ER. Their relationship pattern is similar to other constructs of resilience, e.g. the Revised Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (R-CD-RISC). The flexibility function is represented by the unit of RPSS and AEW components. In Study 3 we tested ER11 on a Hungarian online representative sample and integrated the results in a model of general resiliency. This framework allows us to grasp both the stability-focused and the plasticity-focused nature of resiliency.

  8. Ego-resiliency reloaded: a three-component model of general resiliency.

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    Dávid Farkas

    Full Text Available Ego-resiliency (ER is a capacity that enables individuals to adapt to constantly changing environmental demands. The goal of our research was to identify components of Ego-resiliency, and to test the reliability and the structural and convergent validity of the refined version of the ER11 Ego-resiliency scale. In Study 1 we used a factor analytical approach to assess structural validity and to identify factors of Ego-resiliency. Comparing alternative factor-structures, a hierarchical model was chosen including three factors: Active Engagement with the World (AEW, Repertoire of Problem Solving Strategies (RPSS, and Integrated Performance under Stress (IPS. In Study 2, the convergent and divergent validity of the ER11 scale and its factors and their relationship with resilience were tested. The results suggested that resiliency is a double-faced construct, with one function to keep the personality system stable and intact, and the other function to adjust the personality system in an adaptive way to the dynamically changing environment. The stability function is represented by the RPSS and IPS components of ER. Their relationship pattern is similar to other constructs of resilience, e.g. the Revised Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (R-CD-RISC. The flexibility function is represented by the unit of RPSS and AEW components. In Study 3 we tested ER11 on a Hungarian online representative sample and integrated the results in a model of general resiliency. This framework allows us to grasp both the stability-focused and the plasticity-focused nature of resiliency.

  9. The socio-matrix reloaded: from hierarchy to dominance profile in wild lemurs.

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    Norscia, Ivan; Palagi, Elisabetta

    2015-01-01

    Dominance hierarchy influences the life quality of social animals, and its definition should in principle be based on the outcome of agonistic interactions. However, defining and comparing the dominance profile of social groups is difficult due to the different dominance measures used and because no one measure explains it all. We applied different analytical methods to winner-loser sociomatrices to determine the dominance profile of five groups of wild lemurs (species: Lemur catta, Propithecus verreauxi, and Eulemur rufus x collaris) from the Berenty forest (Madagascar). They are an excellent study model because they share the same habitat and an apparently similar dominance profile: linear hierarchy and female dominance. Data were collected over more than 1200 h of observation. Our approach included four steps: (1) by applying the binary dyadic dominance relationship method (I&SI) on either aggressions or supplant sociomatrices we verified whether hierarchy was aggression or submission based; (2) by calculating normalized David's scores and measuring steepness from aggression sociomatrices we evaluated whether hierarchy was shallow or steep; (3) by comparing the ranking orders obtained with methods 1 and 2 we assessed whether hierarchy was consistent or not; and (4) by assessing triangle transitivity and comparing it with the linearity index and the level of group cohesion we determined if hierarchy was more or less cohesive. Our results show that L. catta groups have got a steep, consistent, highly transitive and cohesive hierarchy. P. verreauxi groups are characterized by a moderately steep and consistent hierarchy, with variable levels of triangle transitivity and cohesion. E. rufus x collaris group possesses a shallow and inconsistent hierarchy, with lower (but not lowest) levels of transitivity and cohesion. A multiple analytical approach on winner-loser sociomatrices other than leading to an in-depth description of the dominance profile, allows intergroup and cross-species comparisons.

  10. From the Pinhole Camera to the Shape of a Lens: The Camera-Obscura Reloaded

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    Ziegler, Max; Priemer, Burkhard

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate how the form of a plano-convex lens and a derivation of the thin lens equation can be understood through simple physical considerations. The basic principle is the extension of the pinhole camera using additional holes. The resulting images are brought into coincidence through the deflection of light with an arrangement of prisms.…

  11. Dallas reloaded. Pt. 1. Resurrection of the U.S.A. to the largest energy power. Fracking ensures a new gold rush mood; Dallas reloaded. T. 1. Auferstehung der USA zur groessten Energiemacht. Fracking sorgt fuer neue Goldrauschstimmung

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    Boettger, Gunnar

    2013-05-15

    The contribution under consideration reports on the risks and impacts of fracking on the power supply. The International Energy Agency (Paris, France) predicts that the U.S.A. will be the world's largest producer of petroleum and natural gas in five years. The international energy landscape will change dramatically over the next twenty years. This may involve policy changes. Then, the U.S.A. could be independent possibly.

  12. A ecologia política na América Latina: reapropriação social da natureza e reinvenção dos territórios Political ecology inlatinamerica: nature’s social reapropriation and the reinvention of territories La ecología política en américa latina: reapropiación social de la naturaleza y reinvención de los territorios

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    2012-01-01

    ção possibilitam compreender as relações da sociedade com a natureza, cerne da problemática ambiental, explicitando que o que está em jogo é a luta pela reapropriação social da natureza (Enrique Leff. English The Latin American environmental thinking/action has been growing with/against the fundamentals from the Eurocentric rationality matrix. This tradition has in the present geopolitics the sustainable development as its new colonization/exploration form. With/against it, a creative and critical series of answers corresponds to this matrix, with the protagonism of peasants, indigenous peoples and African Americans, based in their local/regional struggles. In the post 1960 geopolitical context, these peoples obtain conditions to express themselves in an international scale, including the ecological and technological vectors. In the climate-botanical natural domains that, formed since the end of the last glaciation, evolved to our present geographies, the original populations developed a rich estate of knowledge, built in one with and not against the nature relationship that, like the biological megadiversity, is a patrimony of Latin America and mankind that must be taken into account in the public policies. In their new political/theoretical lexicon they speak about decolonization, interculturality, transmodernity; a juristic pluralism that respects the rights of the peoples, consuetudinary, not more only the law based on individual liberal principles and the private property. Besides the struggles involving water, mining and big development projects, a series of rich and original sustainability experiences emerge: Extractive Reservations, the Yasuny National Park; the constitutional Rights of Nature in Bolivia and Ecuador; the Plurinational State; the Buen Vivir, Suma Qamaña and Suma Kausay: ideas for a new political agenda, a rich natural and cultural estate that serve to us as landmarks for the reinvention of our existence. Accordingly, the Territory, Territorialities

  13. Cain and Abel reloaded? Kin recognition and male-male aggression in three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus L.

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    Mehlis, M; Bakker, T C M; Langen, K; Frommen, J G

    2009-11-01

    The influence of relatedness on male-male aggression was tested in three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus. The intensity of aggression against brothers and non-kin males did not differ significantly, indicating that kin recognition plays at most a minor role in aggressive interactions between male G. aculeatus.

  14. 9 CFR 325.18 - Diverting of shipments, breaking of seals, and reloading by carrier in emergency; reporting to...

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    ... Animals and Animal Products FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGENCY... and initial of the original car or truck. (5) Number and initials of the car or truck into which the...

  15. Fresh-Core Reload of the Neutron Radiography (NRAD) Reactor with Uranium(20)-Erbium-Zirconium-Hydride Fuel

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    John D. Bess; Thomas L. Maddock; Margaret A. Marshall; Leland M. Montierth

    2014-03-01

    The neutron radiography (NRAD) reactor is a 250 kW TRIGA® (Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics) Mark II , tank-type research reactor currently located in the basement, below the main hot cell, of the Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). It is equipped with two beam tubes with separate radiography stations for the performance of neutron radiography irradiation on small test components. The 60-fuel-element operational core configuration of the NRAD LEU TRIGA reactor has been evaluated as an acceptable benchmark experiment. The initial critical configuration developed during the fuel loading process, which contains only 56 fuel elements, has not been evaluated as it is very similar to the evaluated core configuration. The benchmark eigenvalue is 1.0012 ± 0.0029. Calculated eigenvalues differ significantly (~±1%) from the benchmark eigenvalue and have demonstrated sensitivity to the thermal scattering treatment of hydrogen in the U-Er-Zr-H fuel.

  16. Fresh-Core Reload of the Neutron Radiography (NRAD) Reactor with Uranium(20)-Erbium-Zirconium-Hydride Fuel

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    John D. Bess; Thomas L. Maddock; Margaret A. Marshall; Leland M. Montierth

    2013-03-01

    The neutron radiography (NRAD) reactor is a 250 kW TRIGA® (Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics) Mark II , tank-type research reactor currently located in the basement, below the main hot cell, of the Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). It is equipped with two beam tubes with separate radiography stations for the performance of neutron radiography irradiation on small test components. The initial critical configuration developed during the fuel loading process, which contains only 56 fuel elements, has been evaluated as an acceptable benchmark experiment. The 60-fuel-element operational core configuration of the NRAD LEU TRIGA reactor has also been evaluated as an acceptable benchmark experiment. Calculated eigenvalues differ significantly (~±1%) from the benchmark eigenvalue and have demonstrated sensitivity to the thermal scattering treatment of hydrogen in the U-Er-Zr-H fuel.

  17. Fresh-Core Reload of the Neutron Radiography (NRAD) Reactor with Uranium(20)-Erbium-Zirconium-Hydride Fuel

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    John D. Bess; Thomas L. Maddock; Margaret A. Marshall; Leland M. Montierth

    2011-03-01

    The neutron radiography (NRAD) reactor is a 250 kW TRIGA® (Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics) Mark II , tank-type research reactor currently located in the basement, below the main hot cell, of the Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). It is equipped with two beam tubes with separate radiography stations for the performance of neutron radiography irradiation on small test components. The 60-fuel-element operational core configuration of the NRAD LEU TRIGA reactor has been evaluated as an acceptable benchmark experiment. The initial critical configuration developed during the fuel loading process, which contains only 56 fuel elements, has not been evaluated as it is very similar to the evaluated core configuration. The benchmark eigenvalue is 1.0012 ± 0.0029. Calculated eigenvalues differ significantly (~±1%) from the benchmark eigenvalue and have demonstrated sensitivity to the thermal scattering treatment of hydrogen in the U-Er-Zr-H fuel.

  18. Akt-dependent and Akt-independent pathways are involved in protein synthesis activation during reloading of disused soleus muscle.

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    Mirzoev, Timur M; Tyganov, Sergey A; Shenkman, Boris S

    2017-03-01

    The purpose of our study was to assess the contribution of insulin growth factor-1-dependent and phosphatidic acid-dependent signaling pathways to activation of protein synthesis (PS) in rat soleus muscle during early recovery from unloading. Wistar rats were divided into: Control, 14HS [14-day hindlimb suspension (HS)], 3R+placebo (3-day reloading + saline administration), 3R+Wort (3-day reloading + wortmannin administration), 3R+But (3-day reloading + 1-butanol administration). SUnSET and Western blot analyses were used in this study. Wortmannin and 1-butanol induced a decrease in protein kinase B (phospho-Akt) and the rate of PS (P Muscle Nerve 55: 393-399, 2017. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  19. A novel Usher protein network at the periciliary reloading point between molecular transport machineries in vertebrate photoreceptor cells.

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    Maerker, T.; Wijk, E. van; Overlack, N.; Kersten, F.F.J.; McGee, J.; Goldmann, T.; Sehn, E.; Roepman, R.; Walsh, E.J.; Kremer, H.; Wolfrum, U.

    2008-01-01

    The human Usher syndrome (USH) is the most frequent cause of combined deaf-blindness. USH is genetically heterogeneous with at least 12 chromosomal loci assigned to three clinical types, USH1-3. Although these USH types exhibit similar phenotypes in human, the corresponding gene products belong to v

  20. A binary mixed integer coded genetic algorithm for multi-objective optimization of nuclear research reactor fuel reloading

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    Binh, Do Quang [University of Technical Education Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam); Huy, Ngo Quang [University of Industry Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam); Hai, Nguyen Hoang [Centre for Research and Development of Radiation Technology, Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam)

    2014-12-15

    This paper presents a new approach based on a binary mixed integer coded genetic algorithm in conjunction with the weighted sum method for multi-objective optimization of fuel loading patterns for nuclear research reactors. The proposed genetic algorithm works with two types of chromosomes: binary and integer chromosomes, and consists of two types of genetic operators: one working on binary chromosomes and the other working on integer chromosomes. The algorithm automatically searches for the most suitable weighting factors of the weighting function and the optimal fuel loading patterns in the search process. Illustrative calculations are implemented for a research reactor type TRIGA MARK II loaded with the Russian VVR-M2 fuels. Results show that the proposed genetic algorithm can successfully search for both the best weighting factors and a set of approximate optimal loading patterns that maximize the effective multiplication factor and minimize the power peaking factor while satisfying operational and safety constraints for the research reactor.

  1. Robust Organizational Fitness for Reinventing Strategy in Rapidly Changing Industry Landscapes

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    Beer, Michael; Voelpel, Sven C.; Leibold, Marius

    2003-01-01

    In fast-changing industry landscapes, companies are often engaged in both adaptive (reactive) and inventive (proactive, newly-shaping) change processes, and these require different types of organizational fitness capabilities. Our research of more than a decade conducted in a wide range of industries (See "About our Research") reveal that many companies are predominantly focused on past successes and internal difficulties, and do not possess the necessary robust capabilities to also inventive...

  2. Havens and Cages: Reinventing States and Households in the Modern World-System

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    Peter J. Taylor

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available In the work of Immanuel Wallerstein the concepts of modern world-system and capitalist world-economy are used interchangeably; they are alternative names for the historical system we are currently living in. In the substance of his work, however, Wallerstein has been more concerned with capitalism than modernity. At one level this is unimportant because, if they are indeed ‘two sides of the same coin,’ understanding one must enhance inevitably our knowledge of the other. But, of course, it is never as simple asthat. When we choose to think of our contemporary world as either capitalist or modern, we take on board a different social theoretical baggage. It was this train of thought which led me to ask “what’s modern about the modern world-system?” (Taylor, 1996a and this essay is part of a continuing project (Taylor, 1996b; 1999 to link Wallerstein’s (1984: chapter 3 ‘institutional vortex’ to Marshall Berman’s (1982: Introduction ‘modern maelstrom.’

  3. BOOK REVIEW: Silvio Waisbord:Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in a Global Perspective

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    Thomsen, Line Hassall

    2015-01-01

    researchers are constantly questioning the professionalism of journalism. Silvio Waisbord's new book provides an excellent exploration of answers to questions such as these. I was particularly curious to read Waisbord's book, having just finished my PhD thesis (Thomsen, 2013) about the professional values...... of broadcast journalists. During the writing of my PhD, I had searched in vain for a current reference book that provided a thorough review of the history, meanings and expectations of professionalism in journalism today...

  4. ZoOHPraxiscope, Re-Inventing the Zoopraxiscope with an Overhead Projector

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    Christian Faubel

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The ZoOHPraxiscope is a modified overhead projector that can be used to show cinematographic animations. It allows blending and mixing of animated shadow play with cinematographic animation. Similar to the Zoopraxiscope that was developed by the photographer Eadweard Muybridge in the 19th century, the ZoOHPraxiscope combines a rotating picture disc with a Laterna Magica and shutter mechanism. The mechanical shutter of the original device is replaced by a high-power LED that can be turned on and off at the fraction of a second. The overhead projector acts as Laterna Magica. This new device is used as a performance instrument to combine sound, vision, shadow play and animation.

  5. Reinventing Detroit: Reclaiming Grayfields—New Metrics in Evaluating Urban Environments

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    Shawn Partin

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Planners, designers, citizens, and governmental agencies are interested in creating environments that are sustainable and fulfill a wide range of economic, ecological, aesthetic, functional, and cultural expectations for stakeholders. There are numerous approaches and proposals to create such environments. One vision is the 1934 “Broadacre City” proposed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Taliesin, Wisconsin area that was never implemented. Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision integrated transportation, housing, commercial, agricultural, and natural areas in a highly diverse pattern forming a vast urban savanna complex. He also applied his “Broadacre City” idea to the 1942 Cooperative Homesteads Community Project in Detroit, Michigan, another un-built project. This vision concerning the composition of the urban environment may be conceptually realized in the ongoing gray-field reclamation in suburban Detroit, Michigan. Recent science-based investigations, concerning the metrics to measure and evaluate the quality of designed spaces, suggest that this “Broadacre City” approach may have great merit and is highly preferred over past spatial treatments (p ≤ 0.05. These metrics explain 67 to 80% of the variance concerning stakeholder expectations and are highly definitive (p < 0.001.

  6. 75 FR 55109 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project...

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    ... just hard work and dedication. It takes leadership, vision, and the determination to execute that... entirety, attempts to improve employees' opportunities and provide managers, at the lowest practical level... correct skill imbalances and to prepare current employees for new lines of work to meet changing missions...

  7. Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-Reinvention on the World-Stage

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    Sooudi, O.K.

    2014-01-01

    This is an ethnography about middle class Japanese who migrate to New York City in the hope of realizing self-potential that they feel is unavailable to them in Japan. Often leaving conventional office jobs and other corporate work, they make dramatic and risky moves into creative careers as artists

  8. Applying Fourth Generation Management to Access Services: Reinventing Customer Service and Process Management

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    Hasty, Douglas F.

    2004-01-01

    Are librarians doing all they can to ensure that customer services are delivered with the customer in mind? Librarians are great at helping, but we sometimes need help with identifying customers, defining their needs, developing services, and reviewing the processes behind the services. Fourth Generation Management provides new insight for…

  9. 76 FR 3743 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project...

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    ...-year employees. In measuring and rewarding current ``contribution'' it negates and fails to reward... invention disclosures and patent award amounts to a larger limit more comparable to private industry. Response: Appreciate your comment, however after further review, employee recognition for invention...

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    ... Project to AFRL employees in Business Management and Professional, Technician, and Mission Support... include AFRL employees in Business Management and Professional, Technician, and Mission Support... employees in Business Management and Professional, Technician, and Mission Support occupations. II...

  11. Reinventing the role of consumer research in today's open innovation ecosystem.

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    Moskowitz, Howard R; Saguy, I Sam

    2013-01-01

    Consumer research (CR) has played a key role in the food and beverage industry. Emerging from laboratory product-tests, it has evolved into a corporate testing service that measures the consumer reactions to products/concepts using a wide range of analyses/metrics. We propose that CR transform itself in light of accelerated knowledge expansion, mounting global, and local economic pressure on corporations and changing consumer needs. The transformation moves from its traditional testing into creating profoundly new knowledge of the product and understanding of the corporation's current and future customers. CR's tasks will involve: contributing/expanding science, applying open innovation principles, and driving consumer-centric innovation. We identify seven paradigm shifts that will change CR, namely: a different way of working--from testing to open sourcing; from good corporate citizen to change leader; open new product development (NPD) process; new management roles/cultures; universities and industry, new education curricula, and cooperation; from battle over control to sustainable sharing is winning model (SiW); and the central role of design. This integrative, innovative CR requires the implementation of three recommendations: start the change process now, fine-tune along the way; create a new marketing/CR department; and educate and professionalize. These recommendations provide the blueprint for jump-starting the process and call for immediate actions to deal with the severity of the crises facing the CR profession.

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    .... Classification Standards d. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (1) Guidelines for FLSA Determinations (2... Labor Standards Act. Corrected Figure 4 by including the word `review' for Pay Band III of the... demonstration project, standard operating procedures and policies will be such that employees receive...

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    .... Classification Standards. d. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). (1) Guidelines for FLSA Determinations. (2... as a Secretary, Level II. d. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Demonstration project positions will be... INFORMATION: Section 342(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 1995, Public...

  14. Reinventing "retrotels": using engaged scholarship to market nostalgia tourism in rural New Hampshire

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    Ben Amsden; Thad Guldbrandsen; Mark. Okrant

    2012-01-01

    Nostalgia tourism is an emerging phenomenon in which visitors actively seek to relive their experiences and/or perceptions of yesteryear. How can modern-day tourism development best leverage this desire to reexperience the past? The Institute for New Hampshire Studies and the Center for Rural Partnerships at Plymouth State University sought to answer this question by...

  15. Re-Inventing Counterinsurgency Doctrine: Why the United States Failed in Iraq and Afghanistan

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    increase in these types of conflict is the “increasing population growth , urbanization, littoralization, and networked connectivity”6 of urban centers... population growth , urbanization, the rampant dissemination of military technology, and an increase of technical expertise. Insurgents use...and accountable host nation government able to deliver essential human services” is going to require extensive expenditures of national capital and

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    .... SUMMARY: On March 7, 2011 (76 FR 12508-12548), DoD published notice of approval of a personnel management... the Army; Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; Tank Automotive Research, Development... 9, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: TARDEC: Mr. Gregory Berry, U. S. Army Tank...

  17. How Not to Reinvent the Wheel ... The Essential Scholarly Literature in Interlinguistics and Esperantology

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    Full Text Available Studies of interlinguistics written in ethnic languages - particularly research on planned languages - are often insufficiently grounded in the essential scholarly literature. English-language studies frequently fail to consider scholarly literature in German, Russian, French, and other languages. An important part of this specialized literature is written in planned languages (particularly Esperanto and all too frequently remains unknown. For lack of knowledge of actual planned-language praxis, misunderstandings arise, for example on the relations between a language and a language project, a language and a language community, language and culture, expressibility in planned languages, and so on. For scientifically valid studies, specialized materials written in planned languages (approximately 95 % of them in Esperanto are essential. This article provides an overview of the principal accessible sources of scholarly literature on interlinguistics and Esperantology and, inter alia, gives information on specialized libraries and archives, bibliographies, major monographs, anthologies, conferences and conference proceedings, university studies and dissertations, periodicals, internet materials, and handbooks for interlinguistics specialists.

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    ...), Interim GS, Federal Wage System (FWS), Senior Executive Service (SES), and Scientific and Professional (ST... Ceilings 4. Pay Setting for Appointment 5. Pay Setting for Promotion 6. Pay Setting for Reassignment 7. Pay...), Scientific and Professional (ST) employees, Federal Wage System (FWS) employees, employees presently covered...

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    ... Ceilings 4. Pay Setting for Appointment 5. Pay Setting for Promotion 6. Pay Setting for Reassignment 7. Pay... Executive Service (SES), Scientific and Professional (ST) employees, Federal Wage System (FWS) employees...

  20. Reinventing education : Self-inquiry as a generator of new variety

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    Sigaloff, C.L.; Schuurman, J.G.; Nabben, E.H. (Iselien)

    2005-01-01

    In a public school organisation in the Netherlands a number of problems was met, failing internal governance being the most crucial one. In this kind of situation, the demand for change and improvement often leads to the adoption of a blueprint. A blueprint is a model for change, which has been appl

  1. FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL: REINVENTING LOCAL LITERATURE THROUGH ENGLISH WRITING CLASSES

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    Ahmad Chaedar Alwasilah

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    Full Text Available Abstract: Many do not realize that the current practice of teaching English in Indonesia has overlooked the function and potential of local literature. Being a multicultural country, Indonesia is rich in ethnic and minority literature to contribute to the world. However, due to misconceptions among Indonesian educators and decision makers, consciously or unconsciously this local genius has long been marginalized and less appreciated. In many English departments, for example, its value and significance has been underestimated. A survey of collaborative writing classes in English Department of UPI has revealed that the students positively responded the Sundanese literature-based writing courses. The course was successful in two ways: developing writing skills through collaborative workshop and raising awareness of their own ethnic literature, which is a bridge to appreciate English literature.

  2. Reinventing Strategic Philanthropy: the sustainable organization of voluntary action for impact

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    L.C.P.M. Meijs (Lucas)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractPhilanthropic organizations have recently started to focus on how to invest their resources in a way that will really make a difference to society. Strategic philanthropy is the new concept for voluntary action for the public good to create a valuable sustainable impact! This inaugural

  3. Workshop on Body Image: Creating or Reinventing a Positive Body Image.

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    Ahmed, Christine

    This paper examines the culturization of body image and the impact of body image on women and men, noting that the strict definition of body size has made many women and men dissatisfied with their bodies. The first section defines body image and culturization, explaining how the current media images put tremendous pressure on men and women that…

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    ... Project, Department of the Army, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Edgewood Chemical... probationary period for newly hired engineering and science employees; (3) pay banding; (4) streamlined... Project, Department of the Army, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Edgewood...

  5. Microfluidics without pumps: reinventing the T-sensor and H-filter in paper networks

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    Lutz, Barry; Fu, Elain; Kauffman, Peter; Stevens, Dean Y.; Yager, Paul

    2016-01-01

    Conventional microfluidic devices typically require highly precise pumps or pneumatic control systems, which add considerable cost and the requirement for power. These restrictions have limited the adoption of microfluidic technologies for point-of-care (POC) applications. Paper networks provide an extremely low-cost and pumpless alternative to conventional microfluidic devices by generating fluid tranport through capilarity. We revisit well-known microfluidic devices for hydrodynamic focusing, sized-based extraction of molecules from complex mixtures, micromixing, and dilution, and demonstrate that paper-based devices can replace their expensive conventional microfluidic counterparts. PMID:20680208

  6. Confederalism and autonomy in Turkey: The Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Reinvention of Democracy

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    Akkaya, A.H.; Jongerden, J.P.

    2013-01-01

    After a long period of ‘national liberation struggle’ aimed at establishing an independent state, the Kurdish movement in Turkey led by the PKK (Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan, Kurdistan Workers’ Party), has changed course and set its aim towards a project of radical democracy. This idea of radical

  7. Power reconfigurations and local government: affect and tension that reinvent the state

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    Jimena Lynch Cisneros

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Local state structure and local government (gestion are shaped by spaces and personalities whose political and social relations generate unexpected effects. In this article, I explore this dynamic through an ethnography conducted with local municipal authorities at a swearing-in ceremony for the Urubamba Provincial Council (Junta of Chicha Producers (Ajawasis and a Carnaval Fiesta sponsored by the municipality. Specifically, the article analyzes how affects, histories, rumors and memories enter into tension with more formal or normative arenas of government, including established adminsitrative and legal processes. Seen from this perspective, the municipality ceases to appear as a static unit, to emerge instead as a fluid entity composed of very dynamic and shifting social processes and forces. Through an exploration of these processes, ethnography can help to open up the concept of gestion, to reveal how affect runs through the space of the municipality as through social life. The article offers a different entry into the study of the neoliberal State, by exploring how municipal authorities’ actions are shaped by relationships that go well beyond their official offices and hierarchies of the state.

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    ... technology directorate/functional area to implement the ``same mission'' principal. With this definition, the... Specialist, 0030 Fitness and Sports Specialist, 0080 Security Administration, 0099 Security Student Trainee... levels and in the exercise of bump and retreat rights. The same flexibilities for attracting...

  9. Locust Control in Transition: The Loss and Reinvention of Collective Action in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan

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    Toleubayev, K.; Jansen, K.; Huis, van A.

    2007-01-01

    The inability to organize collective action for pest control can lead to severe problems. This paper focuses on the locust management system in Kazakhstan since the formation of the Soviet State. During the Transition Period after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Plant Protection Service disint

  10. Critical thinking in the context of clinical practice: The need to reinvent pharmacy education

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    Erika Lourenço de Freitas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la finalidad de entender como las prácticas pedagógicas influyen en el desarrollo de las habilidades de pensamiento crítico de estudiantes de farmacia, se utilizaron la etnografía crítica y los métodos de observación participante, grupos de discusión y entrevistas en profundidad con los estudiantes y profesores en una de las diez mejores Facultades de Farmacia de los Estados Unidos. El resultado que surgió de dos semestres de trabajo de campo sugiere que el conocimiento farmacéutico enseñado tradicionalmente no es suficiente para preparar a los estudiantes de farmacia para la práctica clínica. Además de la capacidad para recuperar información, la educación farmacéutica puede beneficiarse si se incorporan en el currículo las experiencias prácticas y la filosofía de atención farmacéutica para preparar a los farmacéuticos para ofrecer atención directa al paciente. El conocimiento que surgió de este estudio permitirá a los educadores a diseñar actividades de aprendizaje para desarrollar con mayor eficacia estas habilidades esenciales en nuestros futuros cuidadores.

  11. Reinventing US Internal Migration Studies in the Age of International Migration.

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    Ellis, Mark

    2012-03-01

    I argue that researchers have sidelined attention to issues raised by US internal migration as they shifted focus to the questions posed by the post-1960s rise in US immigration. In this paper, I offer some reasons about why immigration has garnered more attention and why there needs to be greater consideration of US internal migration and its significant and myriad social, economic, political, and cultural impacts. I offer three ideas for motivating more research into US internal geographic mobility that would foreground its empirical and conceptual connections to international migration. First, there should be more work on linked migration systems investigating the connections between internal and international flows. Second, the questions asked about immigrant social, cultural, and economic impacts and adaptations in host societies should also be asked about internal migrants. Third, and more generally, migration researchers should jettison the assumption that the national scale is the pre-eminent delimiter of migration types and processes. Some groups can move easily across borders; others are constrained in their moves within countries. These subnational scales and constraints will become more visible if migration research decentres the national from its theory and empirics.

  12. 论中国海关再造%China Customs Reinvention

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    杨金龙

    2003-01-01

    按密歇尔*汉莫(Michael Hammer)所言,再造是对组织过程的彻底再思考及根本性的大幅度再设计,以促进组织绩效的显著改进.海关再造,简单而言,就是对海关的系统革命.海关再造,不是简单的组织精简和组织重组,而是对海关的管理思想、治理结构、工作方法等进行大规模的改革,以提高海关的绩效和服务的品质.中国海关的再造包括海关管理思想、治理结构、工作方法等三个方面的彻底思考与再设计.

  13. Reinventing Management Smarter Choices for Getting Work Done, Revised and Updated Edition

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    The economic crisis was not just caused by a failure of regulation or economic policy; it was a story of the failure of management in a fundamental sense-a deeply flawed approach to management that encouraged bankers to pursue opportunities without regard for their long-term consequences, and to put their own interests ahead of those of their employers and their shareholders. The revised edition of this best-selling book shows convincingly that many of today's major economic problems in the west can be traced to a failure of management. In this updated edition the author draws our attention to

  14. Reinventing organizations a guide to creating organizations inspired by the next stage in human consciousness

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    The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Survey after survey shows that a majority of employees feel disengaged from their companies. The epidemic of organizational disillusionment goes way beyond Corporate America-teachers, doctors, and nurses are leaving their professions in record numbers because the way we run schools and hospitals kills their vocation. Government agencies and nonprofits have a noble purpose, but working for these entities often feels soulless and lifeless just the same. All these organizations suffer from power games played at the top and powerlessness at lower levels, from infighting and bureaucracy, from endless meetings and a seemingly never-ending succession of change and cost-cutting programs. Deep inside, we long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, and purpose. The solution, according to many progressive scholars, lies with more enlightened management. But reality shows that this is not enough. In most cases, the system beats the in...

  15. Grass Houses: Representations and Reinventions of Social Class through Children's Literature

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    2008-01-01

    Grounded in feminist notions of valuing lived experiences and constructing knowledge about the wider world from material realities, this article uses autobiographical narratives and poststructural and critical theories to argue for change in children's literature. The author presents two simultaneous streams of shifting, representations and…

  16. What's Right with This Picture?: Chicago's YOUmedia Reinvents the Public Library

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    Springen, Karen

    2011-01-01

    This article features YOUmedia, an innovative learning space that's housed on the ground floor of the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center. A student states that YOUmedia is a great example of what learning can look like in an out-of-school environment. The Windy City's one-of-a-kind program, which attracts young men and women…

  17. Up, up, and Away: How a Group of Researchers Is Reinventing School Libraries

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    Whelan, Debra Lau

    2010-01-01

    These days it seems like school librarians are under attack, if not already an endangered species. After eight years of the No Child Left Behind Act--which, paradoxically, chipped away at many library positions--recent state and local budget shortfalls have led to rounds and rounds of layoffs for school librarians. While things are tough in the…

  18. Laura Shapiro, Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America

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    Full Text Available This very intelligent book, relates and analyses, not without humour, what happened in the American home kitchens in the 1950’s. After the Second World War, when many women went to work in various armament factories, a reinforced and even more idealised image of woman came into force. It took up some of the older Victorian ideals of the feminine and put it to a more modern taste. Women were ideally supposed to care for their families, in lovely suburban homes, full of appliances to help with ...

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    ... Project, Department of the Army, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Armament Research... Engineering Command, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). Within that notice...

  20. Locust Control in Transition: The Loss and Reinvention of Collective Action in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan

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    Full Text Available The inability to organize collective action for pest control can lead to severe problems. This paper focuses on the locust management system in Kazakhstan since the formation of the Soviet State. During the Transition Period after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Plant Protection Service disintegrated. The principles of central planning were replaced with individualistic approaches with little state involvement in pest control activities or pesticide regulation. The financial and ideological reasons for dismantling the existing pest control system did not recognize the potential impact that policy-induced changes in agro-ecological conditions and control practices would have on pest development. Nature hit back at the induced institutional change that occurred in the Kazakh pest control system: an extremely harmful locust plague took the country by surprise between 1998 and 2001. This paper examines from an interdisciplinary perspective the co-evolution of locust populations, land use systems, knowledge about locusts, campaigns against them, and institutions in Soviet times and in the Transition Period. It argues the need for collective action theory to extend its present focus from local level institutions for resource management to higher level social-technical systems.

  1. Michael Ondaatje's reinvention of social and cultural Myths: In the Skin of a Lion

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    Full Text Available From the beginning of his writing career in the early sixties until the recent publication of In the Skin of a Lian (1987, the Canada of Michael Ondaatje had represented one thing: a geographical locale which he has selected as his home but which, fundamentally, had failed to engage his imagination. The fictional worlds he created in The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Coming Through Slaughter and Running in the Family, has been located outside of Canada, each corresponding to an actual place complete with historical and geographical references. For this very reason it has been impossible - as Sam Solecki noted in his introduction to Spider Blues, »a collection of reviews and essays on Ondaatje - to place this anomalous literary presence in Canada within »specifically Canadian tradition of writing ...«,  a tradition that would»include and see relationships among figures as different as Roberts, Pratt, F. R. Scott, Purdy and Atwood ...« Ondaatje's »characters, landscapes, stories and themes resist any taxonomies based on overtly Canadian thematics.« In fact, Solecki further suggested that Ondaatje, like »V. S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott and Salmon Rushdie ..., compels a rethinking of the notion of a national tradition«. Similarly, another critic from the same collection described Ondaatje's position in the context of Canadian writing as unique - a position according to which »language or audience or the identity and the role of the poet are indeterminate. «

  2. Action of natural products on p2 receptors: a reinvented era for drug discovery.

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    Faria, Robson; Ferreira, Leonardo; Bezerra, Rômulo; Frutuoso, Valber; Alves, Luiz

    2012-11-01

    Natural products contribute significantly to available drug therapies and have been a rich source for scientific investigation. In general, due to their low cost and traditional use in some cultures, they are an object of growing interest as alternatives to synthetic drugs. With several diseases such as cancer, and inflammatory and neuropathic diseases having been linked to the participation of purinergic (P2) receptors, there has been a flurry of investigations on ligands within natural products. Thirty-four different sources of these compounds have been found so far, that have shown either agonistic or antagonistic effects on P2 receptors. Of those, nine different plant sources demonstrated effects on P2X2, P2X3, P2X7, and possibly P2Y12 receptor subtypes. Microorganisms, which represent the largest group, with 26 different sources, showed effects on both receptor subtypes, ranging from P2X1 to P2X4 and P2X7, and P2Y1, P2Y2, P2Y4, and P2Y6. In addition, there were seventeen animal sources that affected P2X7 and P2Y1 and P2Y12 receptors. Natural products have provided some fascinating new mechanisms and sources to better understand the P2 receptor antagonism. Moreover, current investigations should clarify further pharmacological mechanisms in order to consider these products as potential new medicines.

  3. Breaking the Paradox of Innovation in Small Businesses through Sustaining and Disruptive Reinvention

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available In 2005 Deloitte Research released a paper examining the phenomenon they refer to asthe ‘innovation paradox’: the inability or reluctance of manufacturing firms to pursuestrategies that build the operational capabilities necessary for innovation that willprovide both profitability and growth. The report claims that this is due to the rapidlyincreasing complexity of global markets and the lack of synchronising innovation effortsacross their value chain, thus positioning the problem as an important contemporaryissue. While the research did not specifically target small and medium enterprises, theimplications for this business sector are considerable given their substantial contributionto global economies and their high failure rates in the first three to five years ofoperation. While not questioning the data in the Deloitte research, this paper doesquestion the assumption that the phenomenon is irreversible and the apparentunderlying self-fulfilling prophecy with respect to small to medium enterprises. Todemonstrate this the authors draw on a case study of a small manufacturing company inrural New South Wales, Australia, which operated between 1889 and 1983, to show thatthe breaking of the innovation paradox was successfully achieved by this firm in the latenineteenth and early twentieth century. Applying the case study to the Deloitte modelthe study demonstrates contemporary similarities by overlaying the Laycock history onthe successes / failures identified by Deloitte.

  4. Reinventing Nationalism: Mexico in the Works of José Revueltas

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    Full Text Available José Revueltas fut l’un des premiers intellectuels mexicains à analyser la constitution idéologique du Mexique après la fin de la Revolucion de 1910. Dans son travail, il soutient que le Parti Communiste et plus généralement toutes les forces sociales organisées du pays furent utilisés de façon très habile par le parti au pouvoir afin de légitimer un nouveau régime « bourgeois » qui s’est toujours présenté comme « socialiste ». Les idées politiques de Revueltas ne sont aujourd’hui connues que par une poignée de lecteurs fidèles alors même qu’elles fournissent un cadre critique indispensable pour comprendre la re-définition idéologique du Mexique aujourd’hui.Jose Revueltas was one of the first Mexican intellectuals to analyze the ideological creation of 1910 post-revolutionary Mexico. He argues that the Communist Party and in general the organized social forces of the country were masterfully used by the party in power to legitimize a new "bourgeois" regime which always posed as a "socialist" one. His ideas are only known today by a handful of loyal readers, even though they provide an indispensable critical framework for the understanding of today’s new ideological re-definition of Mexico.José Revueltas fue uno de los primeros intelectuales mexicanos en analizar la creación ideológica de México tras la Revolución de 1910. En su obra, afirmaba que el Partido Comunista y, en general, todos los movimientos sociales organizados del país, fueron usados con enorme habilidad por el partido en el poder para legitimar a través de ellos un nuevo régimen “burgués” que se definió a sí mismo como “socialista”. Las ideas políticas de Revueltas son conocidas hoy tan sólo por sus lectores más devotos ; sin embargo éstas proveen un marco crítico indispensable para un análisis contemporáneo de la nueva redefinición ideológica de México.

  5. Inventing and Re-Inventing Identity: Exploring the Potential of Mobile Learning in Adult Education

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    Ranieri, Maria; Pachler, Norbert

    2014-01-01

    This article explores the potential of mobile learning in adult education with a particular focus on identity formation and self-representation. It draws on the mobile learning experiences implemented within MyMobile--Education on the move, a European project (2010-2012) whose main purpose was to develop guidelines for mobile learning in adult…

  6. Re-Inventing Counterinsurgency Doctrine: Why The United States Failed in Iraq and Afghanistan

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    theory is that wars of the future will be fought by varying combinations of state and non-state networks...Security International, 2015), 365. 2 Ibid., 368. 3 John A. Nagl, Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, (New York: The Penguin...Afghanistan now has a security force, which is gaining prominence countrywide, and working at cultivating an atmosphere where the population is more

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    ... education requirement) utilized by the Centers. (b) An advanced degree is a Master's or higher degree from..., human resources; positions providing support through application of typing, clerical, or...

  8. Beyond the Myth of Self-Actualization: Reinventing the Community Perspective of Adult Education.

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    Jansen, Theo; Wildemeersch, Danny

    1998-01-01

    Adult education tends to provide individualized responses, framed in labor market terms, to social transformation within the "risk society." This contributes to social inequality and the privatization of identity development. Adult educators should reconceptualize the ethnic and aesthetic dimensions of the field toward social…

  9. Reinventing the Formal Definition of Limit: The Case of Amy and Mike

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    Swinyard, Craig

    2011-01-01

    Relatively little is known about how students come to reason coherently about the formal definition of limit. While some have conjectured how students might think about limits formally, there is insufficient empirical evidence of students making sense of the conventional [superscript epsilon]-[delta] definition. This paper provides a detailed…

  10. Understanding the “New Confucianism”: Reinventing Confucianism and the Future of China

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on an important change in Chinese thinking of the 20th century: the rebirth of Confucianism as the intellectual movement called “New Confucianism” which is considered in the China of today to be a possible substitute for Marxist ideology. But what exactly is the “New Confucianism”? The author first attempts to highlight the definition of Confucianism from the Western perspective and the problems that arise in that process. The study is based primarily on the work of Jiang Qing 蒋庆, one of the principal thinkers of this movement of ideas, and on the analysis of the main western interpreter of Qing, researcher Daniel Bell. Further along, the paper discusses some of the most common tags of this movement: New Confucianism as a religion, as a social doctrine, and as a new political option for the future. Notwithstanding the elusiveness of the concept it appears to be the case that this movement is developing spontaneously in modern Chinese society and is gaining more and more followers, even via a lighter literary genre through which modified Confucian thoughts and tips for coping with everyday life can approach a wider crowd.

  11. Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic: Implications of Piaget's Theory. Second Edition. Early Childhood Education Series.

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    Kamii, Constance

    This book describes and develops an innovative program of teaching arithmetic in the early elementary grades. The educational strategies employed are based on Jean Piaget's constructivist scientific ideas of how children develop logico-mathematical thinking. The book is written in collaboration with a classroom teacher and premised on the…

  12. Frontiers in olefin polymerization: reinventing the world's most common synthetic polymers.

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    Hustad, Phillip D

    2009-08-07

    Synthetic polymers are vital to our society, affecting practically every aspect of modern life. The ubiquitous nature of these materials is a result of years of collaboration between basic and applied researchers across many disciplines, resulting in economic routes to materials that meet customer needs. These considerations are exemplified by recent developments in the synthesis of block copolymers from simple olefins. The practical application of creative chemistry has produced materials with a favorable balance of desirable polymer properties and process economics.

  13. Reinventing "Inclusion": New Labour and the Cultural Politics of Special Education

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    Armstrong, Derrick

    2005-01-01

    New Labour has placed inclusion at the centre of its educational agenda. Its policies have been characterised by an attempt to include disabled children, together with others identified as having "special educational needs", within the ordinary school system and the shifting of responsibility for meeting their needs to teachers in the ordinary…

  14. The Academic Medical System: Reinvention to Survive the Revolution in Health Care.

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    Konstam, Marvin A; Hill, Joseph A; Kovacs, Richard J; Harrington, Robert A; Arrighi, James A; Khera, Amit

    2017-03-14

    Academic medical centers (AMCs) are presently facing enormous challenges arising from a prospective decline in government funding for research and education, shifting payment models emphasizing efficiency and value, and increasing competition. Left unabated, these challenges will drive many AMCs to de-emphasize or forsake their core missions in an effort to survive. Stemming from a symposium held at the 2015 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology titled, "The Academic Medical Center of the Future," we propose a series of changes, including internal restructuring, system-wide partnership, and novel approaches to support research and education, that are designed to better position AMCs to compete and face their growing challenges in a manner that preserves their essential missions. In aggregate, these changes will facilitate establishing the academic medical system of the future.

  15. Reinventing the Rose of Fire: Anarchism and the Movements against Corporate Globalization in Barcelona

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    Jeffrey Juris

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo investiga las intersecciones entre la praxis del anarquismo clásico y el activismo de las organizaciones anti-globalización en Barcelona. Esto se inserta dentro de un debate favorable entre dos claves literarias, poniendo mis argumentos en contraste, todavía últimamente relacionados en diversas direcciones. Primero, en diálogo con la obra de José Álvarez-Junco sobre los “dos anarquismos” en España, me sugirió que los movimientos anti-globalización en Cataluña no sólo reflejan los principios tradicionales del anarquismo, que son claramente comunitarias.  En segundo lugar, contribuyo a las recientes discusiones en torno a los vínculos entre anarquismo y movimiento anti-globalización.Palabras clave: anarquismo, movimiento anti-globalización, Barcelona__________________________ABSTRACT:This article explores the intersections between classic anarchist praxis and contemporary anti-corporate globalization activism in Barcelona. It engages in a sympathetic debate with two key literatures, pushing my argument in contrasting, yet ultimately related directions. First, in conversation with José Alvarez-Junco’s work on the “two anarchisms” in Spain,  I suggest that anti-corporate globalization movements in Catalonia not only reflect traditional anarchist principles, these are distinctly communitarian. Second, I also contribute to recent discussions regarding the links between anarchism and anti-corporate globalization among politically engaged scholars.Keywords: anarchism, anti-globalization movement, Barcelona

  16. Andris Blaka : "Advertising agencies will have to re-invent themselves" / Andris Blaka ; interv. Alina Lisina

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    Baltimaade reklaaminduse üks pioneere ja Läti Reklaami Assotsiatsiooni president peab oma tähtsaimaks eesmärgiks hoida ära reklaamitööstuse killustumist ning kahetseb, et reklaaminduses leidub vaid 20% inimesi, kes reklaamide tegemist tõeliselt naudivad

  17. Reinventing the Rose of Fire: Anarchism and the Movements against Corporate Globalization in Barcelona

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the intersections between classic anarchist praxis and contemporary anti-corporate globalization activism in Barcelona. It engages in a sympathetic debate with two key literatures, pushing my argument in contrasting, yet ultimately related directions. I differ with accounts that emphasize an identity, arguing instead that anti-corporate globalizationmovements involve a confluence between anarchist principles and emerging networking logics associated with late capitalism. Given this affinity, anarchism is one among several related positions radicals adopt in particular contexts. Indeed, radical identities reflect a growing emphasis on multiplicity, openness, andflexibility. Attention to such specificities is important for analytical and strategic reasons.

  18. The reinvention of correspondence in Ana Cristina Cesar’s literature

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    Full Text Available This essay intends to argue how the epistolary genre turns into a tensioned space of opposite powers, like the communicative and the aesthetic, the public and the private, the sincerity and the pretense in Ana Cristina Cesar’s letters as well as in her poems. Also, I’ve tried to demonstrate how the interpenetration of letters-literature practical and the literature of the letters started an interesting theoretical issue breaking any biographic certainty.

  19. The reinvention of correspondence in Ana Cristina Cesar’s literature

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    Marcio Markendorf

    2008-01-01

    This essay intends to argue how the epistolary genre turns into a tensioned space of opposite powers, like the communicative and the aesthetic, the public and the private, the sincerity and the pretense in Ana Cristina Cesar’s letters as well as in her poems. Also, I’ve tried to demonstrate how the interpenetration of letters-literature practical and the literature of the letters started an interesting theoretical issue breaking any biographic certainty.

  20. Vygotsky Meets Technology: A Reinvention of Collaboration in the Early Childhood Mathematics Classroom

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    Cicconi, Megan

    2014-01-01

    With the advent of Web 2.0, Vygotsky's traditional role of the more knowledgeable other (MKO) has been transformed. This transformation shifts the power of a facilitator of learning from an elite group of MKOs to all students. Such a transformation possesses significant value in the early childhood mathematics classroom where collaboration is…

  1. Ancient Wisdom, Modern Warriors: The (Re)Invention of a Mesoamerican Warrior Tradition in Xilam

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    Xilam is a modern Mexican martial art that is inspired by pre-\\ud Hispanic warrior cultures of ancient Mesoamerica, namely \\ud the Aztecs (Mexica), Maya and Zapotec cultures. It provides a \\ud noteworthy case study of a Latin American fighting system that \\ud has been recently invented, but aspires to rescue, rediscover and \\ud relive the warrior philosophies that existed before the Spanish \\ud Conquest and subsequent movements beginning in 1521. Using the thought-provoking work of anthropolo...

  2. Reinventing Education through School Improvement Research That Has Resulted in Student Gains.

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    Achilles, C. M.; Nye, B. A.

    Some of the concern about educators' failures to build a strong educational foundation revolves around the idea of "professional" and its relationship to the concept of "malpractice." Educators usually claim that education is a profession of practice and thus ought to embody at least a generalized statement about professional…

  3. Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic: Implications of Piaget's Theory. Second Edition. Early Childhood Education Series.

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    Kamii, Constance

    This book describes and develops an innovative program of teaching arithmetic in the early elementary grades. The educational strategies employed are based on Jean Piaget's constructivist scientific ideas of how children develop logico-mathematical thinking. The book is written in collaboration with a classroom teacher and premised on the…

  4. Reinventing collectivism? Using innovation collectives to create and grow new technology firms

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    Hudson, David; Tanev, Stoyan

    Academic spin-offs are an important mechanism to develop the regional economy and support their parent institutions. This research applies the lessons learned from an action research project focusing on the development of a model and 10 hypotheses that examine university spin-off efficiency...

  5. The Case for Educational Entrepreneurship: Hard Truths about Risk, Reform, and Reinvention

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    2007-01-01

    To an unprecedented degree, this is the era of educational entrepreneurship. Unconventional thinkers have waded into the world of K-12 education, founded influential organizations, and upended conventions. They have developed new models for delivering instruction or recruiting teachers and have applied old-fashioned practices with inspired…

  6. Vygotsky Meets Technology: A Reinvention of Collaboration in the Early Childhood Mathematics Classroom

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    Cicconi, Megan

    2014-01-01

    With the advent of Web 2.0, Vygotsky's traditional role of the more knowledgeable other (MKO) has been transformed. This transformation shifts the power of a facilitator of learning from an elite group of MKOs to all students. Such a transformation possesses significant value in the early childhood mathematics classroom where collaboration is…

  7. Public sector controllership—reinventing the financial specialist as a countervailing power

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    ter Bogt, Henk; van Helden, G. Jan; van der Kolk, Berend

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    Different types of ‘controllers’ can be distinguished in the public sector. The authors’ research indicates that public sector controllers acknowledge the distinctive characteristics of ‘hybrid’ controllers, but question some of the possible advantages of ‘pure’ controllers. This result could signal

  8. Reinventing Citizenship as Public Work: Citizen-Centered Democracy and the Empowerment Gap

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    2013-01-01

    Calls for revitalization of civic education and civic learning are multiplying, but notions of work as a site of citizenship--for "citizen teachers" or "citizen faculty members," for example--have largely disappeared. This paper begins with an overview of the dominant approaches to civic education and learning:…

  9. (Re-)Inventing the Relativistic Wheel: Gravity, Cosets, and Spinning Objects

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    Space-time symmetries are a crucial ingredient of any theoretical model in physics. Unlike internal symmetries, which may or may not be gauged and/or spontaneously broken, space-time symmetries do not admit any ambiguity: they are gauged by gravity, and any conceivable physical system (other than the vacuum) is bound to break at least some of them. Motivated by this observation, we study how to couple gravity with the Goldstone fields that non-linearly realize spontaneously broken space-time symmetries. This can be done in complete generality by weakly gauging the Poincare symmetry group in the context of the coset construction. To illustrate the power of this method, we consider three kinds of physical systems coupled to gravity: superfluids, relativistic membranes embedded in a higher dimensional space, and rotating point-like objects. This last system is of particular importance as it can be used to model spinning astrophysical objects like neutron stars and black holes. Our approach provides a systematic ...

  10. Citizenship Education in Denmark: Reinventing the Nation and/or Conducting Multiculturalism(s)?

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    Haas, Claus

    2008-01-01

    In 2007 the concept of citizenship was officially incorporated into teacher education in Denmark, as part of a compulsory subject called "Christianity studies, life enlightenment, and citizenship". Thus, at least to some extent, the notion of citizenship is expected to find its way into the educational and political vocabulary of future…

  11. Andris Blaka : "Advertising agencies will have to re-invent themselves" / Andris Blaka ; interv. Alina Lisina

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    Blaka, Andris

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    Baltimaade reklaaminduse üks pioneere ja Läti Reklaami Assotsiatsiooni president peab oma tähtsaimaks eesmärgiks hoida ära reklaamitööstuse killustumist ning kahetseb, et reklaaminduses leidub vaid 20% inimesi, kes reklaamide tegemist tõeliselt naudivad

  12. Reinventing mass communication: a World Health Organization tool for behavioral change to control disease.

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    Banerji, Debabar

    2004-01-01

    Most of the WHO's vertical programs, because they were ill-conceived, ill-designed, and defectively implemented, have fallen far short of expectations. These limitations have been doggedly ignored by the WHO, although the authorities in India have now realized that such vertical programs are expensive and not sustainable. Launching of Communication for Behavioral Impact (COMBI) appears to mark a desperate effort to revive their performance. It represents yet another deviation from the mandate given to the WHO. In 1983, the then director general warned against motivational manipulation of people to sell health ideas, but the WHO has now brazenly come forward to look for help from the private sector. COMBI uses the jargon and language of the market place to "market" health programs; it calls this "cause-related marketing." The WHO has been most a historical in conceptualizing COMBI, as it has not learned from the failure of UNICEF's earlier venture to market child survival by employing experts in social marketing to bring about "community mobilization." The WHO should have reviewed the large body of literature on work in the health social sciences, health education, and the many programs based on the concept of "information, education, and communication." The pointed neglect of such key issues raises serious moral, ethical, and human rights questions. The COMBI approach amounts to be a breach of trust--a threat to human dignity.

  13. Reinventing "Inclusion": New Labour and the Cultural Politics of Special Education

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    Armstrong, Derrick

    2005-01-01

    New Labour has placed inclusion at the centre of its educational agenda. Its policies have been characterised by an attempt to include disabled children, together with others identified as having "special educational needs", within the ordinary school system and the shifting of responsibility for meeting their needs to teachers in the…

  14. EXTENSION EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM: reinventing extension as a resource--what does the future hold?

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    Mirando, M A; Bewley, J M; Blue, J; Amaral-Phillips, D M; Corriher, V A; Whittet, K M; Arthur, N; Patterson, D J

    2012-10-01

    The mission of the Cooperative Extension Service, as a component of the land-grant university system, is to disseminate new knowledge and to foster its application and use. Opportunities and challenges facing animal agriculture in the United States have changed dramatically over the past few decades and require the use of new approaches and emerging technologies that are available to extension professionals. Increased federal competitive grant funding for extension, the creation of eXtension, the development of smartphone and related electronic technologies, and the rapidly increasing popularity of social media created new opportunities for extension educators to disseminate knowledge to a variety of audiences and engage these audiences in electronic discussions. Competitive grant funding opportunities for extension efforts to advance animal agriculture became available from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and have increased dramatically in recent years. The majority of NIFA funding opportunities require extension efforts to be integrated with research, and NIFA encourages the use of eXtension and other cutting-edge approaches to extend research to traditional clientele and nontraditional audiences. A case study is presented to illustrate how research and extension were integrated to improve the adoption of AI by beef producers. Those in agriculture are increasingly resorting to the use of social media venues such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter to access information required to support their enterprises. Use of these various approaches by extension educators requires appreciation of the technology and an understanding of how the target audiences access information available on social media. Technology to deliver information is changing rapidly, and Cooperative Extension Service professionals will need to continuously evaluate digital technology and social media tools to appropriately integrate them into learning and educational opportunities.

  15. Reinventing the Wheel: One Program's Approach to Redesign of Didactic Courses.

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    Hudak, Nicholas M; Scott, Victoria; Spear, Sherrie B; Hills, Karen J

    2015-12-01

    Curriculum and course redesign are expected and intentional efforts in health professions education. For physician assistant (PA) education, ongoing program self-assessment is a required accreditation standard and may guide deliberate changes within curriculum. The purpose of this article is to describe one PA program’s approach to the redesign of 4 courses into 3 courses that span the entire didactic phase. Significant lessons learned include the importance of planning ahead, identifying key players, documenting the process as part of ongoing self-assessment, competency mapping, and being prepared to make real-time modifications and changes based on course evaluations and faculty feedback. Our approach and guiding principles to the successful redesign of the didactic courses may provide both established and new PA educational programs with useful methods to apply in their own unique curricula.

  16. Inventing and Re-Inventing Identity: Exploring the Potential of Mobile Learning in Adult Education

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    Ranieri, Maria; Pachler, Norbert

    2014-01-01

    This article explores the potential of mobile learning in adult education with a particular focus on identity formation and self-representation. It draws on the mobile learning experiences implemented within MyMobile--Education on the move, a European project (2010-2012) whose main purpose was to develop guidelines for mobile learning in adult…

  17. How not to "Reinvent the Wheel"?: Technological Anteriority as basis for Technological Development

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    Humberto Rodrigues Marques

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Technological advances require companies to be more flexible and dynamic, having the ability to learn and innovate to be competitive. Given the innovation as something new, there is a need to conduct studies of technological anteriority before the start of the research, because it is possible to know the technologies that already exist and develop something with market potential. The objective was to investigate the studies of technological anteriority performed by patents related to diagnostic kit for detecting leishmaniasis. Characterized as qualitative and descriptive, the research was based on secondary data obtained through search strategies in the patents database Thomson Innovation, which covers several patents worldwide and brings together powerful tools for analyzing intellectual properties. The results showed that from the 44 retrieved documents, 26 cited other studies or were mentioned. From the 412 citations made, 76% refer to Non-patents, mostly scientific articles, and 24% to Backwards, such as patents. From Backwards, 53% refer to quotes of inventions from their own countries, demonstrating a regional approximation. Related to Forward, only 3 technologies were referenced by later studies, which implies the importance of these technologies to the evolution of science. Thus, this studied showed the relevance of technological anteriority, which has been used in the realization for precedented technological mappings and allowance for future studies.

  18. Asset prices, inflation and monetary control : re-inventing money as a policy tool

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    Spahn, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Low inflation on goods markets provides no reliable precondition for asset-market stability; it might even promote the emergence of bubbles because interest rates and risk premia appear to be low. A further factor driving asset demand is easy availability of credit, which in turn roots in the banking system operating in a regime of endogenous central-bank money. A comparison of Bundesbank and ECB policies suggests that credit growth can be controlled more efficiently if rising interest rates ...

  19. Reinventing the Kantean Peace: The Emerging Mass Basis of Global Security

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    2013-01-01

    This article demonstrates that inter-state peace is underpinned by an increasingly solid mass basis: representative survey data from around the world evidence a massive decline in people’s willingness to sacrifice their lives in war. To explain this finding, we test and confirm Welzel’s Evolutionary Emancipation Theory (EET). When improving existential conditions in a society turn most people’s lives from a source of threats to suffer into a source of opportunities to thrive, people adopt ‘em...

  20. Caviar and Friendship: Sensational Trials and the Reinvention of Public Space

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    Nicola Evans

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Sensational trials are a venue for the performance of social knowledge—the kind of knowledge that does not regularly make an appearance on the front pages of national newspapers. if sensational trials routinely catapult private matters into the public sphere, it is less such exciting revelations that concern me here, than the dross kicked up in their wake. Sensational trials, I contend, are a point of entry into everyday life, that far more elusive zone of ordinary beliefs and practices situated between the institution and the bedroom, in the interstices of the scripted and chronicled domains of private and public life. To address the everyday is to confront those undocumented procedures and forms of knowledge that exist beyond the realm of official discourse, practices that cultural theorists are increasingly eager to explore and increasingly sceptical of finding. As Barry Sandywell recently observed, ‘Like the omnipollent term “community”, “everyday life” is in continuous use within lay and theoretical discourse and yet continuously evades definition. Perhaps ... we should ask “where is everyday life”?’ This paper argues that one answer to this question lies in the study of sensational trials.

  1. Active and Social Data Curation: Reinventing the Business of Community-scale Lifecycle Data Management

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    McDonald, R. H.; Kumar, P.; Plale, B. A.; Myers, J.; Hedstrom, M. L.

    2012-12-01

    Effective long-term curation and preservation of data for community use has historically been limited to high-value and homogeneous collections produced by mission-oriented organizations. The technologies and practices that have been applied in these cases, e.g. relational data bases, development of comprehensive standardized vocabularies, and centralized support for reference data collections, are arguably applicable to the much broader range of data generated by the long tail of investigator-led research, with the logical conclusion of such an argument leading to the call for training, evangelism, and vastly increased funding as the best means of broadening community-scale data management. In this paper, we question this reasoning and explore how alternative approaches focused on the overall data lifecycle and the sociological and business realities of distributed multi-disciplinary research communities might dramatically lower costs, increase value, and consequently drive dramatic advances in our ability to use and re-use data, and ultimately enable more rapid scientific advance. Specifically, we introduce the concepts of active and social curation as a means to decrease coordination costs, align costs and values for individual data producers and data consumers, and improve the immediacy of returns for data curation investments. Further, we describe the specific architecture and services for active and social curation that are being prototyped within the Sustainable Environment - Actionable Data (SEAD) project within NSF's DataNet network and discuss how they are motivated by the long-tail dynamics in the cross-disciplinary sustainability research community.

  2. BOGANMELDELSE: Silvio Waisbord:Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in a Global Perspective

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    Thomsen, Line Hassall

    2015-01-01

    Has new media made us all journalists now? What makes someone a journalist anyway? Is journalism a profession? And if so, what makes a journalist professional? Today, as traditional journalism is challenged by the ever-changing and ever-increasing media market, journalists and journalism researchers are constantly questioning the professionalism of journalism. Silvio Waisbord's new book provides an excellent exploration of answers to questions such as these.I was particularly curious to read ...

  3. Re-inventing medical work and training: a view from generation X.

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    Skinner, Clare A

    2006-07-01

    Medical career preferences are changing, with doctors working fewer hours and seeking "work-life balance". There is an urgent need for creative workplace redesign if Australia is to have a sustainable health care system. Postgraduate medical education must adapt to changing medical roles. Curricula should be outcomes-based, should allow flexible delivery, and should consider future workforce needs.

  4. Reinvention of early algebra : developmental research on the transition from arithmetic to algebra

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    Amerom, B.A. van

    2002-01-01

    In chapter 1 we give our reasons for carrying out this developmental research project on the transition from arithmetic to algebra, which includes the design of an experimental learning strand on solving equations. Chapter 2 describes the theoretical background of the book: current views on the teac

  5. Action of Natural Products on P2 Receptors: A Reinvented Era for Drug Discovery

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    Luiz Alves

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Natural products contribute significantly to available drug therapies and have been a rich source for scientific investigation. In general, due to their low cost and traditional use in some cultures, they are an object of growing interest as alternatives to synthetic drugs. With several diseases such as cancer, and inflammatory and neuropathic diseases having been linked to the participation of purinergic (P2 receptors, there has been a flurry of investigations on ligands within natural products. Thirty-four different sources of these compounds have been found so far, that have shown either agonistic or antagonistic effects on P2 receptors. Of those, nine different plant sources demonstrated effects on P2X2, P2X3, P2X7, and possibly P2Y12 receptor subtypes. Microorganisms, which represent the largest group, with 26 different sources, showed effects on both receptor subtypes, ranging from P2X1 to P2X4 and P2X7, and P2Y1, P2Y2, P2Y4, and P2Y6. In addition, there were seventeen animal sources that affected P2X7 and P2Y1 and P2Y12 receptors. Natural products have provided some fascinating new mechanisms and sources to better understand the P2 receptor antagonism. Moreover, current investigations should clarify further pharmacological mechanisms in order to consider these products as potential new medicines.

  6. Towards a new learning science for the reinvention of education - A trans-disciplinary perspective

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    Jörg, T.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/069806365

    2006-01-01

    At first the question will be addressed why a new learning science is needed. The field of education may be considered as an uninventive discipline, still waiting to become a real science. History has shown the general problem of social sciences to become scientific in its method and approach.

  7. Premature closure and guided reinvention: a case study in a web-based learning environment

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    Bannink, A.; Van Dam, J.

    2007-01-01

    Just as linguistic errors have provided insights into the nature of linguistic competence(s), detailed analyses of blind spots or marked trajectories in the reflection cycles of novice teachers may provide a window on their underlying beliefs, and thus on relevant zones of proximal development. In

  8. Reinventing the MBA as a Rite of Passage for a Boundaryless Era

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    Kelan, Elisabeth; Jones, Rachel Dunkley

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to explore whether the rite of passage is still a useful model with which to conceptualise the MBA in the era of the boundaryless career. Design/methodology/approach: The paper examines the formative experiences of full-time MBA students at an elite business school, using in-depth qualitative interviews. Through a…

  9. Reinventing the MBA as a Rite of Passage for a Boundaryless Era

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    Kelan, Elisabeth; Jones, Rachel Dunkley

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to explore whether the rite of passage is still a useful model with which to conceptualise the MBA in the era of the boundaryless career. Design/methodology/approach: The paper examines the formative experiences of full-time MBA students at an elite business school, using in-depth qualitative interviews. Through a…

  10. 75 FR 55199 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project...

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    2010-09-09

    ... technical support staff. The goal of the project is to enhance the quality and professionalism of the ARDEC... intern career progression. However, when warranted (e.g., high turnover positions, hard-to-fill positions...

  11. Re-Inventing Shared Governance: Implications for Organisational Culture and Institutional Leadership

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    Stensaker, Bjorn; Vabo, Agnete

    2013-01-01

    Shared governance has been a key historical characteristic of higher education although this form of governance has come under increased pressure in recent decades. It is often argued that shared governance is less relevant for tackling the challenges related to a more dynamic environment of the sector. This paper discusses underlying premises for…

  12. Optimization of reloading Laguna Verde Central U1/U2, Federal Electricity Commission; Optimizacion de recargas Central Laguna Verde U1/U2, Comision Federal de Electricidad

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    Espinosa G, J.M. [Central Nucleoelectrica Laguna Verde, Carretera Cardel-Nautla Km. 45.5, Municipio de Alto Lucero, Veracruz (Mexico)

    2006-07-01

    The Laguna Verde Central from the beginning of the commercial operation settled down as maximum priority 'the total safety in its operation' taking in consideration the so much experience of the good operation and of multiple recharges made in a sure and reliable way, and without separate us of the safety mystic of the CLV, but looking for to be better every day a new challenge it settled down 'to compare us with the best plants in the world' and certainly to work to classify us like one of them. For this we established a 4.0 year old plan (2003/2006) for the effectiveness all the processes in the power station that allowed us to measure our acting with the same parameters that settle down at international level (nuclear safety, industrial safety, radiological safety, capacity factor, readiness factor, cleaning of the power station, attachment to procedures, attention to the detail and certainly to be competitive in the economic aspect, summing up means to be good in all the aspects). All the above mentioned would allow us to qualify us as level 1 of WANO (world proprietors association of nuclear centrals) at the end of the year 2006 and to pass to be part of this select group. After analyzing the acting record of the power station, evaluating our technical and economic capacity, the location of the installation besides revising the international experiences was defined that one of the concepts that impact considerably so much to the capacity factors and availability besides the dose and production cost is the duration of the recharge periods, for this reason the present work is elaborated. (Author)

  13. MURAKAMI HARUKI RELOADED II : 形式化の試み-村上春樹における換喩の位置

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    岡野, 進

    2011-01-01

    村上春樹の作品、『風の歌を聴け』を修辞学の側面から論じる。換喩は村上の作品において重要な役割を果たしているが、これまでに論じられたことがない。この論文においては以下のことが目指される。主としてヤーコブソンの失語症の論文に定位し、隠喩と対比させながら、換喩とはいかなるものであるかを明らかにし、次に村上の作品、『風の歌を聴け』に焦点を当て、そこで換喩がどのように使われ、どのような効果を上げているかを示し、最後に換喩を重視する村上の技法の背景にはどのような世界観があるかを考察する。...

  14. Bertrand `paradox' reloaded (with details on transformations of variables, an introduction to Monte Carlo simulation and an inferential variation of the problem)

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    D'Agostini, Giulio

    2015-01-01

    This note is mainly to point out, if needed, that uncertainty about models and their parameters has little to do with a `paradox'. The proposed `solution' is to formulate practical questions instead of seeking refuge into abstract principles. (And, in order to be concrete, some details on how to calculate the probability density functions of the chord lengths are provided, together with some comments on simulations and an appendix on the inferential aspects of the problem.)

  15. Comparison of optimization techniques applied to nuclear fuel reload design; Comparacion de tecnicas de optimizacion aplicadas al diseno de la recarga de combustible nuclear

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    Ortiz, J.J.; Castillo, A.; Montes, J.L.; Perusquia, R. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 La Marquesa, Ocoyoacac Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: jjortiz@nuclear.inin.mx

    2007-07-01

    In this work a comparison of three techniques of optimization is presented applied to the design of the recharge of fuel in reactors of water in boil. In short, the techniques were applied to the design of a recharge of a cycle of balance of 18 months of the Laguna Verde Nucleo electric Central. The used techniques were Genetic Algorithms, Taboo Search and Neural Nets. The conditions to apply the different techniques were the same ones. The comparison of the results quality and the computational resources required to obtain them, it indicates that with the Taboo Search better results are achieved but the computational cost is very big. On the other hand the neural net with low computational cost obtains acceptable results. Additionally to this comparison, in this work a summary of the works that have been carried out for the fuel recharges optimization from the years 60 until the present time is presented. (Author)

  16. MURAKAMI HARUKI RELOADED II : 形式化の試み-村上春樹における換喩の位置

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    岡野, 進,

    2011-01-01

    村上春樹の作品、『風の歌を聴け』を修辞学の側面から論じる。換喩は村上の作品において重要な役割を果たしているが、これまでに論じられたことがない。この論文においては以下のことが目指される。主としてヤーコブソンの失語症の論文に定位し、隠喩と対比させながら、換喩とはいかなるものであるかを明らかにし、次に村上の作品、『風の歌を聴け』に焦点を当て、そこで換喩がどのように使われ、どのような効果を上げているかを示し、最後に換喩を重視する村上の技法の背景にはどのような世界観があるかを考察する。...

  17. Design and in-core fuel management of reload fuel elements for reactors made by other manufacturers. Auslegung und Einsatzplanung von Nachlade-Brennelementen fuer Reaktoren anderer Hersteller

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    Neufert, A.; Urban, P.

    1990-12-01

    By the end of 1990 Siemens had performed fuel element designs and in-core fuel management for 94 operating cycles in 27 pressurized and boiling water reactors of other manufacturers. Together with the client different fuel element designs are developed and proof is furnished of the reactor physics compatibility of different fuel elements from various producers, and of plant safety. (DG).

  18. Land Use, Yield and Quality Changes of Minor Field Crops: Is There Superseded Potential to Be Reinvented in Northern Europe?

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    Peltonen-Sainio, Pirjo; Jauhiainen, Lauri; Lehtonen, Heikki

    2016-01-01

    Diversification of agriculture was one of the strengthened aims of the greening payment of European Agricultural Policy (CAP) as diversification provides numerous ecosystems services compared to cereal-intensive crop rotations. This study focuses on current minor crops in Finland that have potential for expanded production and considers changes in their cropping areas, yield trends, breeding gains, roles in crop rotations and potential for improving resilience. Long-term datasets of Natural Resources Institute Finland and farmers' land use data from the Agency of Rural Affairs were used to analyze the above-mentioned trends and changes. The role of minor crops in rotations declined when early and late CAP periods were compared and that of cereal monocultures strengthened. Genetic yield potentials of minor crops have increased as also genetic improvements in quality traits, although some typical trade-offs with improved yields have also appeared. However, the gap between potential and attained yields has expanded, depending on the minor crop, as national yield trends have either stagnated or declined. When comparing genetic improvements of minor crops to those of the emerging major crop, spring wheat, breeding achievements in minor crops were lower. It was evident that the current agricultural policies in the prevailing market and the price environment have not encouraged cultivation of minor crops but further strengthened the role of cereal monocultures. We suggest optimization of agricultural land use, which is a core element of sustainable intensification, as a future means to couple long-term environmental sustainability with better success in economic profitability and social acceptability. This calls for development of effective policy instruments to support farmer's diversification actions.

  19. Heritage politics and past reinvention: the pomerans of São Lourenço do sul, Brazil

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    Maria Leticia Mazzucchi Ferreira

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we discuss the relation between publics politics, tradition and heritage in the town of São Lourenço do Sul, southern Brazil. The pomeranian ethnic group that for long time was ignored, nowadays is overvalued through a local policy of “past invention”.The political speech approaches a “rescue of the identity of this people, valuing the tourism as a source of economy.... the search for the past with the eyes on the future” (O Lourenciano, p.2, 18/01/2008.Our research consists in verifyng the impact of these interventions in this society, and how it accepts this heritaged past as true, an invented past, shaped in the present.

  20. Regulating Offshore Energy Sources in the North Sea : Reinventing the Wheel or a Need for More Coordination?

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    Müller, Hannah Katharina; Roggenkamp, Martha M.

    2014-01-01

    In this article we examine the legal frameworks for developing oil, gas and wind energy in the North Sea. We discuss whether there are parallels to be seen and lessons to be learned from these different sectors and suggest that experience in the offshore petroleum sector could be used to improve the

  1. Reinventing Design Principles for Developing Low-Viscosity Carbon Dioxide-Binding Organic Liquids for Flue Gas Clean Up.

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    Malhotra, Deepika; Koech, Phillip K; Heldebrant, David J; Cantu, David C; Zheng, Feng; Glezakou, Vassiliki-Alexandra; Rousseau, Roger

    2017-02-08

    Anthropogenic CO2 emissions from point sources (e.g., coal fired-power plants) account for the majority of the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Water-lean solvent systems such as CO2 -binding organic liquids (CO2 BOLs) are being developed to reduce the energy requirement for CO2 capture. Many water-lean solvents such as CO2 BOLs are currently limited by the high viscosities of concentrated electrolyte solvents, thus many of these solvents have yet to move toward commercialization. Conventional standard trial-and-error approaches for viscosity reduction, while effective, are time consuming and economically expensive. We rethink the metrics and design principles of low-viscosity CO2 -capture solvents using a combined synthesis and computational modeling approach. We critically study the effects of viscosity reducing factors such as orientation of hydrogen bonding, introduction of higher degrees of freedom, and cation or anion charge solvation, and assess whether or how each factor affects viscosity of CO2 BOL CO2 capture solvents. Ultimately, we found that hydrogen bond orientation and strength is the predominant factor influencing the viscosity in CO2 BOL solvents. With this knowledge, a new CO2 BOL variant, 1-MEIPADM-2-BOL, was synthesized and tested, resulting in a solvent that is approximately 60 % less viscous at 25 mol % CO2 loading than our base compound 1-IPADM-2-BOL. The insights gained from the current study redefine the fundamental concepts and understanding of what influences viscosity in concentrated organic CO2 -capture solvents.

  2. Why reinvent the wheel? A behaviour analyst's reflections on pedagogy for inclusion for students with intellectual and developmental disability.

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    Dillenburger, Karola

    2012-06-01

    The number of children identified as having intellectual or developmental disability is rising worldwide and their education has been found wanting. It has been said that "they simply need better teaching." At the same time, there is an increasing evidence base that pedagogy that is based on the discipline of behaviour analysis offers the best prospect for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. On the basis of this evidence, it is proposed that behaviour analysis should be applied more broadly to improve teaching for all children with intellectual or developmental disability.

  3. Model-driven user interfaces for bioinformatics data resources: regenerating the wheel as an alternative to reinventing it

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    Swainston Neil

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The proliferation of data repositories in bioinformatics has resulted in the development of numerous interfaces that allow scientists to browse, search and analyse the data that they contain. Interfaces typically support repository access by means of web pages, but other means are also used, such as desktop applications and command line tools. Interfaces often duplicate functionality amongst each other, and this implies that associated development activities are repeated in different laboratories. Interfaces developed by public laboratories are often created with limited developer resources. In such environments, reducing the time spent on creating user interfaces allows for a better deployment of resources for specialised tasks, such as data integration or analysis. Laboratories maintaining data resources are challenged to reconcile requirements for software that is reliable, functional and flexible with limitations on software development resources. Results This paper proposes a model-driven approach for the partial generation of user interfaces for searching and browsing bioinformatics data repositories. Inspired by the Model Driven Architecture (MDA of the Object Management Group (OMG, we have developed a system that generates interfaces designed for use with bioinformatics resources. This approach helps laboratory domain experts decrease the amount of time they have to spend dealing with the repetitive aspects of user interface development. As a result, the amount of time they can spend on gathering requirements and helping develop specialised features increases. The resulting system is known as Pierre, and has been validated through its application to use cases in the life sciences, including the PEDRoDB proteomics database and the e-Fungi data warehouse. Conclusion MDAs focus on generating software from models that describe aspects of service capabilities, and can be applied to support rapid development of repository interfaces in bioinformatics. The Pierre MDA is capable of supporting common database access requirements with a variety of auto-generated interfaces and across a variety of repositories. With Pierre, four kinds of interfaces are generated: web, stand-alone application, text-menu, and command line. The kinds of repositories with which Pierre interfaces have been used are relational, XML and object databases.

  4. Reinventing the doubt of the icon: A virtual case study in a post-Soviet country’s capital

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    Lazaros Elias Mavromatidis

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper is to define, negotiate and debate radical socio-cultural approaches of landscape creation in today’s megacities, within a strict capitalist context. For this reason, it investigates both the theoretical and concrete manner of the spatial expression within an imposed contemporary Foucauldian state of disciplines. Therefore, the research methodology simultaneously develops two different hypotheses in order to bridge the gap between the theoretical explorations and concrete dimension of architectural creation. The primary hypothesis is based on the Lacanian dimension of doubt that is considered in this work as the Chomskyan primitive power that gives birth to every idea or concept, having the potential to exasperate the radical imaginary of each society such as it is defined in Castoriadis’ writings. The second main hypothesis is based on an analytical exploration of space creation within strict political and economical contexts. For this purpose, a post-Soviet country served as a case study in order to investigate the cultural landscape values in both communist and capitalist regimes. Hence, focusing on Armenia and especially on Yerevan’s landscape transformations during the transition from communism to capitalism, this article first departs from the need to employ a deep theoretical analysis of non-economic factors in order to guide capitalist societies through cooperation with the disadvantaged social structure that has no space in today’s megacities and, second, details an original landscape creation sketched by a real recent architectural competition that is seen here as a contemporary Foucauldian state of disciplines. The main object of the architectural composition presented in this contribution is to fulfil the competitions’ guidelines – having in mind, however, consolidation of the imposed image of global capitalism with local elements in order to form a Foucauldian heterotopia by allowing different socio-cultural identities to debate, contest or doubt the proposed iconic spatial expression. The article offers a new approach regarding the notion of doubt seen here as a positive element of architectural practice by proposing its continuous existence in the conceptual dimension of architecture.

  5. Re-inventing prevention? - An evaluation of tools for strengthening private preparedness for floods and heavy rains

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    Rohland, Stefanie; Pfurtscheller, Clemens; Seebauer, Sebastian

    2016-04-01

    Keywords: private preparedness, property protection, flood, heavy rains, Transtheoretical Model, evaluation of methods and tools Experiences in Europe and Austria from coping with numerous floods and heavy rain events in recent decades point to room for improvement in reducing damages and adverse effects. One of the emerging issues is private preparedness, which has only received punctual attention in Austria until now. Current activities to promote property protection are, however, not underpinned by a long-term strategy, thus minimizing their cumulative effect. While printed brochures and online information are widely available, innovative information services, tailored to and actively addressing specific target groups, are thin on the ground. This project reviews (national as well as international) established approaches, with a focus on German-speaking areas, checking their long-term effectiveness with the help of expert workshops and an empirical analysis of survey data. The Transtheoretical Model (Prochaska, 1977) serves as the analytical framework: We assign specific tools to distinct stages of behavioural change. People's openness to absorb risk information or their willingness to engage in private preparedness depend on an incremental process of considering, appraising, introducing and finally maintaining preventive actions. Based on this stage-specific perspective and the workshop results, gaps of intervention are identified to define best-practice examples and recommendations that can be realized within the prevailing legislative and organizational framework at national, regional and local level in Austria.

  6. The Reinvention of General Relativity: A Historiographical Framework for Assessing One Hundred Years of Curved Space-time.

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    Blum, Alexander; Lalli, Roberto; Renn, M Jürgen

    2015-09-01

    The history of the theory of general relativity presents unique features. After its discovery, the theory was immediately confirmed and rapidly changed established notions of space and time. The further implications of general relativity, however, remained largely unexplored until the mid 1950s, when it came into focus as a physical theory and gradually returned to the mainstream of physics. This essay presents a historiographical framework for assessing the history of general relativity by taking into account in an integrated narrative intellectual developments, epistemological problems, and technological advances; the characteristics of post-World War II and Cold War science; and newly emerging institutional settings. It argues that such a framework can help us understand this renaissance of general relativity as a result of two main factors: the recognition of the untapped potential of general relativity and an explicit effort at community building, which allowed this formerly disparate and dispersed field to benefit from the postwar changes in the scientific landscape.

  7. Re-Inventing Infectious Disease: Antibiotic Resistance and Drug Development at the Bayer Company 1945–80

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    Gradmann, Christoph

    2016-01-01

    This paper analyses how research on antibiotic resistance has been a driving force in the development of new antibiotics. Drug resistance, while being a problem for physicians and patients, offers attractive perspectives for those who research and develop new medicines. It imposes limits on the usability of older medicines and simultaneously modifies pathologies in a way that opens markets for new treatments. Studying resistance can thus be an important part of developing and marketing antibiotics. The chosen example is that of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer. Before World War Two, Bayer had pioneered the development of anti-infective chemotherapy, sulpha drugs in particular, but had missed the boat when it came to fungal antibiotics. Exacerbated by the effects of war, Bayer’s world market presence, which had been considerable prior to the war, had plummeted. In this critical situation, the company opted for a development strategy that tried to capitalise on the problems created by the use of first-generation antibiotics. Part and parcel of this strategy was monitoring what can be called the structural change of infectious disease. In practice, this meant to focus on pathologies resulting from resistance and hospital infections. In addition, Bayer also focused on lifestyle pathologies such as athlete’s foot. This paper will follow drug development and marketing at Bayer from 1945 to about 1980. In this period, Bayer managed to regain some of its previous standing in markets but could not escape from the overall crisis of anti-infective drug development from the 1970s on. PMID:26971595

  8. Reinventing Consumption Traditions through the Process of Unification of a Country: Understanding “Good Bye Lenin!”

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    Ece Ceren Engür

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the change of consumption traditions in terms of re-unification of a country. The discussion bases on the movie, “Good Bye Lenin!”(2003 and chases the transformations on consumption trends in order to understand how the re-unification of East and West Germany influences the practices of everyday life after a four decade long segregation. The movie displays the 1990’s Germany during the times when the Berlin Wall falls and frames a family portrait which is dominated by an idealist and traditional mother character in the last days of her life.

  9. The Digitalization of the Assembly Line of Knowledge About Law: A Reinvention of the Confrontational Nature of Legal Scholarship?

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    d' Aspremont, J.; van den Herik, L.

    2013-01-01

    This paper reflects upon the rise of new tools of production and dissemination of knowledge about law as well as their impact on the dynamics and the nature of the profession of legal scholar. Taking the contemporary international legal scholarship as a case-study, it discusses potentially dramatic

  10. Reinventing Design Principles for Developing Low-Viscosity Carbon Dioxide-Binding Organic Liquids for Flue Gas Clean Up

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    None, None

    2017-01-11

    Anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emission from point sources, such as coal fired-power plants, account for the majority of the green houses gasses in the atmosphere. Capture, storage and utilization are required to mitigate adverse environmental effects. Aqueous amine-based CO2 capture solvents are currently considered the industry standard, but deployment to market is limited by their high regeneration energy demand. In that context, energy efficient and less-viscous water-lean transformational solvent systems known as CO2 Binding Organic Liquids (CO2BOLs) are being developed in our group to advance this technology to commercialization. Herein, we present a logical design approach based on fundamental concepts of organic chemistry and computer simulations aimed at lowering solvent viscosity. Conceptually, viscosity reduction would be achieved by systemmatic methods such as introduction of steric hindrance on the anion to minimize the intermolecular cation-anion interactions, fine tuning the electronics, hydrogen bonding orientation and strength, and charge solvation. Conventional standard trial-and-error approaches while effective, are time consuming and economically expensive. Herein, we rethink the metrics and design principles of low-viscosity CO2 capture solvents using a combined synthesis and computational modeling approach. We critically study the impacts of modyfying factors such as as orientation of hydrogen bonding, introduction of higher degrees of freedom and cation or anion charge solvation and assess if or how each factor impacts viscosity of CO2BOL CO2 capture solvents. Ultimately, we found that hydrogen bond orientation and strength is predominantly influencing the viscosity in CO2BOL solvents. With this knowledge, a new 1-MEIPADM-2-BOL CO2BOL variant was synthesized and tested, resulting in a solvent that is approximately 60% less viscous at 25 mol% CO2 loading with respect to our base compound 1-IPADM-2-BOL. The insights gained from the current study redefines the fundamental concepts and understanding of what influences viscosity in concentrated organic CO2 capture solvents.

  11. Positioning alcohol’s harm to others (AHTO within alcohol research: A reinvented perspective with mixed policy implications

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    Warpenius Katariina

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available AIMS & DESIGN - This overview analyses the recent emergence of the concept of alcohol’s harm to others (AHTO and the potential policy implications embedded in this research perspective. The overview is an account of ways in which recent alcohol research has grasped the kind of harm that goes beyond the drinker. It positions the dimensions of alcohol’s harm to others as a research perspective in relation to other established research approaches to alcohol-related problems. FINDINGS - Several concepts presented within different disciplines have focused on how adverse consequences of drinking go beyond the individual drinker. However, the scientific discussion is still characterised by an obvious conceptual instability. Alongside the growing research interest in alcohol’s harm to others there is a political discourse stressing the urgency of alcohol policy measures protecting innocent victims against damage from others’ alcohol use. CONCLUSIONS - In drawing attention to the interactional nature of alcohol-related harm, the AHTO perspective brings a novel syntagmatic and cross-cutting aspect to established traditions in alcohol research and forms a unique scientific approach. The AHTO perspective has the potential for creating a political will to move the alcohol policy agenda forward, but the question of a suitable and credible term is unresolved. Conceptually, the AHTO perspective is still in a state of flux, while politically it is loaded with considerable ambitions and interests related to causal attributions and ethical conclusions embedded in the research perspective.

  12. POLITIK IDENTITAS DALAM KONSTUKSI IDENTITAS ETNIK MANDAR SEBAGAI UPAYA REINVENTION OF IDENTITY (STUDI KUALITATIF KOMUNITAS MANDAR DALAM PEMBENTUKAN IDENTITAS ETNIKNYA)

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    Sukri Tamma; GUSTIANA A KAMBO

    2008-01-01

    ABSTRAK EKOSOSBUDKUM 2010 Penelitian ini diarahkan untuk memahami kompleksitas dinamika politik lokal yang berlatarbelakang identitas dan etnisitas. Dinamika ini terjadi di wilayah etnik Mandar sebagai refresentasi dari Sulawesi Barat. Masalah penelitian yang dikemukakan, pertama, bagaimanakah etnik Mandar mempertahankan identitasnya yang telah dikonstruksikan? Apakah identitas tersebut dapat memperkuatmodal social etnik Mandar sebagai komunitas yang kuat? Kedua, Apakah pemaknaan dan pener...

  13. The Rise of the Cult of Rembrandt : Reinventing an Old Master in 19th-century France

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    McQueen, Alison

    2003-01-01

    Rembrandt's life and art had a mythical resonance among ninetheenth-century French artists, writers and collectors. Artists and critics used Rembrandt's artistic persona as a benchmark and justification for their own goals and some reconstructed and falsified history while making making Rembrandt

  14. Re-Inventing Infectious Disease: Antibiotic Resistance and Drug Development at the Bayer Company 1945-80.

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    Gradmann, Christoph

    2016-04-01

    This paper analyses how research on antibiotic resistance has been a driving force in the development of new antibiotics. Drug resistance, while being a problem for physicians and patients, offers attractive perspectives for those who research and develop new medicines. It imposes limits on the usability of older medicines and simultaneously modifies pathologies in a way that opens markets for new treatments. Studying resistance can thus be an important part of developing and marketing antibiotics. The chosen example is that of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer. Before World War Two, Bayer had pioneered the development of anti-infective chemotherapy, sulpha drugs in particular, but had missed the boat when it came to fungal antibiotics. Exacerbated by the effects of war, Bayer's world market presence, which had been considerable prior to the war, had plummeted. In this critical situation, the company opted for a development strategy that tried to capitalise on the problems created by the use of first-generation antibiotics. Part and parcel of this strategy was monitoring what can be called the structural change of infectious disease. In practice, this meant to focus on pathologies resulting from resistance and hospital infections. In addition, Bayer also focused on lifestyle pathologies such as athlete's foot. This paper will follow drug development and marketing at Bayer from 1945 to about 1980. In this period, Bayer managed to regain some of its previous standing in markets but could not escape from the overall crisis of anti-infective drug development from the 1970s on.

  15. Reinventing the Reel: An Innovative Approach to Resident Skill-Building in Motivational Interviewing for Brief Intervention

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    Cole, Bonnie; Clark, Denice Crowe; Seale, J. Paul; Shellenberger, Sylvia; Lyme, Alan; Johnson, J. Aaron; Chhabria, Aruna

    2012-01-01

    To enhance the skills of primary care residents in addressing substance misuse, residency screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs increasingly offer motivational interviewing (MI) training, but seldom include feedback and coaching. This innovative 2-round "Virginia Reel" approach, supplementing 3 hours of basic MI…

  16. Pragmatism, identity, and the state; How the Nuaulu of Seram have reinvented their beliefs and practices as “religion”

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    Roy Ellen

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The Dutch colonial state categorized animists and ancestor-worshippers and inscribed them into written records in ways that have had long-term effects. The immediate post-independence period in Maluku, despite early political turmoil, settled down to a kind of stability under the New Order, the paradoxical outcome of which was both gradual integration of Nuaulu into a wider political and cultural consensus and conditions favouring economic change that undermined that consensus. The new policies of reformasi after 1998 presented further opportunities for Nuaulu to engage with the state in ways that promoted their interests. The opportunities were short-lived, however, given the implosive events of the communal unrest that lasted until 2001. This paper illustrates how this history has influenced Nuaulu self-perceptions and conceptualization of themselves as a separate people with a “religion” that goes beyond simply adherence to adat, and how this process has been partly driven by demography and a desire for pragmatic accommodation.

  17. MCPLOTS. A particle physics resource based on volunteer computing

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    Karneyeu, A. [Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research, Moscow (Russian Federation); Mijovic, L. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Irfu/SPP, CEA-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Prestel, S. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Lund Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics; Skands, P.Z. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)

    2013-07-15

    The mcplots.cern.ch web site (MCPLOTS) provides a simple online repository of plots made with high-energy-physics event generators, comparing them to a wide variety of experimental data. The repository is based on the HEPDATA online database of experimental results and on the RIVET Monte Carlo analysis tool. The repository is continually updated and relies on computing power donated by volunteers, via the LHC rate at HOME 2.0 platform.

  18. MCPLOTS: a particle physics resource based on volunteer computing

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    Karneyeu, A; Prestel, S; Skands, P Z

    2014-01-01

    The mcplots.cern.ch web site (MCPLOTS) provides a simple online repository of plots made with high-energy-physics event generators, comparing them to a wide variety of experimental data. The repository is based on the HEPDATA online database of experimental results and on the RIVET Monte Carlo analysis tool. The repository is continually updated and relies on computing power donated by volunteers, via the LHC@HOME platform.

  19. Technical assistance in relationship with the reloading analysis of the Laguna Verde Unit 2 reactor. Executive abstract; Asistencia tecnica en relacion con el analisis de recargas de la CNLV U-2

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    Alonso V, G.; Castro B, M.; Gallegos E, R.; Hernandez L, H.; Montes T, J.L.; Ortiz S, J. J.; Perusquia C, R. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

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    The objective of the report was to carry out a comparative analysis of costs of energy generation among the designs GE9B of General Electric, 9X9-IX of SIEMENS and SVEA-96 of ABB ATOM, proposed to be used as recharge fuel in the Unit 2 of the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power station. (Author)

  20. Updating of the costs of the nuclear fuels of the equilibrium reloading of the A BWR and EPR reactors; Actualizacion de los costos de combustible nuclear de la recarga de equilibrio de los reactores ABWR y EPR

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    Ortega C, R.F. [FI-UNAM, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. e-mail: rortega@fi-b.unam.mx

    2008-07-01

    In the last two and a half years, the price of the uranium in the market spot has ascended of US$20.00 dollars by lb U{sub 3O}8 in January, 2005 to a maximum of US$137.00 dollars by Ib U{sub 3}O{sub 8} by the middle of 2007. At the moment this price has been stabilized in US$90.00 dollars by Ib U{sub 3}O{sub 8} such for the market spot, like for the long term contracts. In this work the reasons of this increment are analyzed, as well as their impact in the fuel prices of the balance recharge of the advanced reactors of boiling water (A BWR) and of the advanced water at pressure reactors (EPR). (Author)

  1. Application of six sigma to reloads design of the Laguna Verde Central with length until 17 days; Aplicacion de seis sigma para disenar recargas de la Central Laguna Verde con duracion hasta de 17 dias

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    Espinosa G, J.M. [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Central Laguna Verde, Subgerencia General de Operacion, Planeacion, Veracruz (Mexico)]. e-mail: mespinos@cfe.gob.mx

    2007-07-01

    The more important value in the Laguna Verde Central it is the safety. The international experience it confirms us that the more safe plants its are those more productive, this conclusion and reasoning indicate to the power station that we are in the correct road, improving the acting we will obtain that greater interest for us in the Laguna Verde Central (to increase the safety) and as added value to be able to be one of the best business for the Federal Commission of Electricity. With a future vision and commitment of high acting was integrated in an external place to all the area headquarters: (Maintenance, Planning, Operation, Parts of Reserve, Finances, Contracts, Supplies, Warehouse, design Engineering, place Engineering, engineering of systems, radiological Protection, etc.) to carry out a combined work with the unique challenge of drifting with the biggest level detail the program of a recharge and certainly to get ready to achieve their execution (all this without omitting any consideration for smaller or simpler than it seemed), looking for high quality in the works, with and bigger level of safety, with the minimum possible dose, the more reasonable cost and considering a new concept of human character, to achieve the above-mentioned without the participant personnel's stress, with the premise that a good plan and commitment of all the only one that it can bring us as result it is the success of the whole organization. (Author)

  2. Study in stationary state of the subcriticality of intermediate configurations of core in the reloading process of a BWR; Estudio en estado estacionario de la subcriticidad de configuraciones intermedias de nucleo en el proceso de recarga de un BWR

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    Hernandez, J.L.; Montes, J.L.; Perusquia, R.; Ortiz, J.J. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: jlhm@nuclear.inin.mx

    2006-07-01

    In this work is carried out the simulation in three dimensions with the COREMASTER-PRESTO code, of the behavior of the reactor core in different stages of the change process of fuel assemblies. To carry out the simulation, this code requires of a database of nuclear parameters that includes those that can associate to the areas of an assemblies that they don't contain fuel and in its place there is moderator. These nuclear parameters are calculated with the AURORA-HELIOS-ZENITH-TABGEN system. One of the approaches that were carried out consisted on designing a 'water assemble', that is to say, an axial arrangement of 25 'water cells'. To obtain the appropriate 'water cell' its were carried out some selective test cases, since it presents in two cases the necessity to find an enough minimum value of fissile material for the correct execution of HELIOS, firstly, and later on COREMASTER-PRESTO. In the first case, the situation is solved when placing symmetrically 6 bars with natural uranium in the lateral areas of the cell; with that which the value of k{sub inf} of 0.1592 is obtained in the calculations with the HELIOS code in the cold condition to zero power (CZP), and 0% of vacuums. For the second case the cell includes symmetrically 28 bars with natural uranium, and the k{sub inf} value is 0.45290. These values are the maximum through the life of the 'cell.' As part of the activities that are developed during the fuel substitution, this the one of evaluating the subcriticality of the core each determined number of substitution movements. The obtained results when evaluating the k-effective in cold condition, in 5 different intermediate core configurations, as the loading process of the fuel advances are presented. To make the evaluation with CM-PRESTO in each configuration it was proceeded to complete the rest of the 444 assemblies with the one denominated 'water assemble'. In all the evaluated cases the subcriticality of the core was demonstrated in cold condition and with the inserted control bars. (Author)

  3. The Rossiter-McLaughlin effect reloaded: Probing the 3D spin-orbit geometry, differential stellar rotation, and the spatially-resolved stellar spectrum of star-planet systems

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    Cegla, H. M.; Lovis, C.; Bourrier, V.; Beeck, B.; Watson, C. A.; Pepe, F.

    2016-04-01

    When a planet transits its host star, it blocks regions of the stellar surface from view; this causes a distortion of the spectral lines and a change in the line-of-sight (LOS) velocities, known as the Rossiter-McLaughlin (RM) effect. Since the LOS velocities depend, in part, on the stellar rotation, the RM waveform is sensitive to the star-planet alignment (which provides information on the system's dynamical history). We present a new RM modelling technique that directly measures the spatially-resolved stellar spectrum behind the planet. This is done by scaling the continuum flux of the (HARPS) spectra by the transit light curve, and then subtracting the in- from the out-of-transit spectra to isolate the starlight behind the planet. This technique does not assume any shape for the intrinsic local profiles. In it, we also allow for differential stellar rotation and centre-to-limb variations in the convective blueshift. We apply this technique to HD 189733 and compare to 3D magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations. We reject rigid body rotation with high confidence (>99% probability), which allows us to determine the occulted stellar latitudes and measure the stellar inclination. In turn, we determine both the sky-projected (λ ≈ -0.4 ± 0.2°) and true 3D obliquity (ψ ≈ 7+12-4°). We also find good agreement with the MHD simulations, with no significant centre-to-limb variations detectable in the local profiles. Hence, this technique provides a new powerful tool that can probe stellar photospheres, differential rotation, determine 3D obliquities, and remove sky-projection biases in planet migration theories. This technique can be implemented with existing instrumentation, but will become even more powerful with the next generation of high-precision radial velocity spectrographs.

  4. The Rossiter-McLaughlin effect reloaded: Probing the 3D spin-orbit geometry, differential stellar rotation, and the spatially-resolved stellar spectrum of star-planet systems

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    Cegla, H M; Bourrier, V; Beeck, B; Watson, C A; Pepe, F

    2016-01-01

    When a planet transits its host star, it blocks regions of the stellar surface from view; this causes a distortion of the spectral lines and a change in the line-of-sight (LOS) velocities, known as the Rossiter-McLaughlin (RM) effect. Since the LOS velocities depend, in part, on the stellar rotation, the RM waveform is sensitive to the star-planet alignment (which provides information on the system's dynamical history). We present a new RM modelling technique that directly measures the spatially-resolved stellar spectrum behind the planet. This is done by scaling the continuum flux of the (HARPS) spectra by the transit light curve, and then subtracting the in- from the out-of-transit spectra to isolate the starlight behind the planet. This technique does not assume any shape for the intrinsic local profiles. In it, we also allow for differential stellar rotation and centre-to-limb variations in the convective blueshift. We apply this technique to HD189733 and compare to 3D magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulation...

  5. Ler e recarregar a página: um exercício analítico sobre a reescrita da webnotícia Reading and reloading pages: a brief analisys of rewriten webnews

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    Ana Elisa Ribeiro

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A notícia escrita na web vem sendo considerada, pelos estudiosos da comunicação, como um gênero com características próprias, que a diferenciam da notícia impressa. A atualização constante, possível na internet, faz com que esse texto noticioso vá sendo reescrito enquanto é apurado. Com base nos conceitos de retextualização e reescrita, apresentamos uma análise de uma webnotícia. Selecionamos um texto factual e salvamos, por meio de um software, todas as suas atualizações (sete, no total ao longo do dia. A análise dessa notícia, em construção por mais de uma hora, diante dos olhos do leitor, mostra operações de reescrita e questões de apuração jornalística que podem fazer diferença tanto para os processos de produção noticiosa (um novo paradigma, provavelmente quanto para as práticas sociais do leitor.Webnews have been considered, by communication researchers, as a genre with its own characteristics, which distinguish them from printed news. Constant updating, possible on the Internet, enables that the news are rewritten while the facts are investigated. Based on the concepts of rewriting and retextualization, we present an analysis of one fact reported as webnews. We selected a factual text and, using a software, we saved all updates (seven in total during a day. The analysis of this report,under construction for more than an hour, in front of the readers' eyes, shows rewriting operations and issues about journalistic investigation that can affect both the news production processes (a new paradigm, probably and the reader's social practices.

  6. Ler e recarregar a página: um exercício analítico sobre a reescrita da webnotícia Reading and reloading pages: a brief analisys of rewriten webnews

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    Ana Elisa Ribeiro

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A notícia escrita na web vem sendo considerada, pelos estudiosos da comunicação, como um gênero com características próprias, que a diferenciam da notícia impressa. A atualização constante, possível na internet, faz com que esse texto noticioso vá sendo reescrito enquanto é apurado. Com base nos conceitos de retextualização e reescrita, apresentamos uma análise de uma webnotícia. Selecionamos um texto factual e salvamos, por meio de um software, todas as suas atualizações (sete, no total ao longo do dia. A análise dessa notícia, em construção por mais de uma hora, diante dos olhos do leitor, mostra operações de reescrita e questões de apuração jornalística que podem fazer diferença tanto para os processos de produção noticiosa (um novo paradigma, provavelmente quanto para as práticas sociais do leitor.Webnews have been considered, by communication researchers, as a genre with its own characteristics, which distinguish them from printed news. Constant updating, possible on the Internet, enables that the news are rewritten while the facts are investigated. Based on the concepts of rewriting and retextualization, we present an analysis of one fact reported as webnews. We selected a factual text and, using a software, we saved all updates (seven in total during a day. The analysis of this report,under construction for more than an hour, in front of the readers' eyes, shows rewriting operations and issues about journalistic investigation that can affect both the news production processes (a new paradigm, probably and the reader's social practices.

  7. [The machine more than a machine or the automation transfigured. Julien Offray de la Mettrie's anthropology and the reinvention of the medical mechanism].

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    Lo Presti, Roberto

    2010-01-01

    In this paper I take into account an image, or concept, that of 'machine', and more precisely one of its most problematic and controversial derivations, that of 'man-machine', which are at the basis of all the representations, and in particular medical representations, of the human action as a result of an 'automatism' as well as of man as an 'automaton'. More in detail, I try to analyse the theoretical framework, the rhetorical structure and the medical derivation of Julien Offray de la Mettrie's concept of the 'man-machine', and to cast light on a double phenomenon of semantic distortion and of individuation of new shades of meaning that the semantic field of the 'mechanical' underwent in La Mettrie's thought.

  8. "We Aren't Heroes, We're Survivors": Higher Education as an Opportunity for Students with Disabilities to Reinvent an Identity

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    Moriña, Anabel

    2017-01-01

    The partial results of ongoing research in the "University Barriers and Aids Identified by Students with Disabilities" Project are presented. This four-year study (2011-2014) was carried out by a University of Seville research team with lecturers from a variety of fields and areas of knowledge (Educational Sciences, Economics, Health…

  9. Lady Butler: The Reinvention of Military History L'histoire militaire réinventée : le cas de Lady Butler

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    Claire Bowen

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Très appréciées par les visiteurs des Royal Academy Shows de 1874 et 1876 et ensuite par le grand public, les représentations des guerres napoléoniennes et de la campagne de Crimée dans les tableaux d'Elizabeth Butler marquent un tournant décisif dans la peinture de guerre anglo-saxonne. Fortement influencée par les français Meissonier et de Neuville, Butler s'intéresse davantage aux simples soldats qu'aux généraux, aux scènes d'avant et d’après-bataille qu'au moment même du combat. Son regard, qui se veut direct et réaliste, se porte sur les acteurs ordinaires de la guerre, présentés à la fois en héros et en simples citoyens. Cette représentation trouve une profonde résonance auprès d'un public victorien ému par le courage et la souffrance des troupes et friand de cette version de l'histoire militaire qui place le citoyen britannique ordinaire au cœur de l'aventure politique du XIXe siècle.

  10. Hannah Arendt, Foucault e a reinvenção do espaço público Hannah Arendt, Foucault and the reinvention of the public space

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    Francisco Ortega

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é mostrar algumas convergências entre o pensamento de Hannah Arendt e o de Foucault. Minha tese a respeito é, que no fundo, ambos os autores visam a um pensamento do aberto e do não determinado, uma alternativa política que vai além de uma política partidista e que aponta para recuperar o espaço público. Política como atividade de criação e de experimentação. A teoria política de Hannah Arendt representa uma tentativa de pensar o acontecimento, de afrontar a contingência, de recusar as imagens e metáforas tradicionais oferecidas para imaginar o político, como uma vontade de agir, de transgredir e superar os limites.The object of this article is to show some convergences between the thought of Hannah Arendt and of Michel Foucault. My thesis is that both authors aims a thought of the openess and not determined, a political alternative that goes beyong the party politics and aims to recover the public space. Politics as activity of creation and experimentation. The political theory of Hannah Arendt represents a tentative to think the event, to affront the contingency and to deny the traditional images and metaphors offered to imagine the political. It is a will to act, to transgress and overcome the limits.

  11. La reinvención neoliberal de la inequidad en Chile: el caso de la salud Neoliberal reinvention of inequality in Chile: the case of the health sector

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    Maria Eliana Labra

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available El artículo expone los principales cambios en el sistema de salud de Chile desde los años 20 hasta la actualidad, señalando las contradicciones, las limitaciones y los avances en cada coyuntura política. Tomando como eje el tema de la equidad, la exposición examina las decisiones tomadas desde mediados de 1920 hasta 1973 para avanzar en dirección a la socialización de la medicina y la abrupta interrupción de ese proceso con el golpe militar de 1973. En seguida, se aborda el conjunto de medidas regresivas tomadas por el neoliberalismo autoritario para insertar la salud en la economía de mercado. Por último, se analizan los esfuerzos emprendidos por los gobiernos democráticos desde que asumieron el poder, en 1990, en el sentido de corregir las desigualdades socio-económicas heredadas, enfocando el compromiso de reconstruir el sistema médico asistencial bajo nuevas bases asentadas en los principios de equidad, solidaridad y participación.This paper examines the main changes in the Chilean health system from the 1920s to the present, identifying contradictions, limits, and successes in terms of policy outcomes. Taking equity as the central theme, the analysis focuses on decisions made from the mid-1920s until 1973 in moving toward socialized medicine, with the sudden interruption of this process by the military coup in 1973. The author then discusses the set of regressive measures taken by authoritarian neoliberalism, with the help of Pinochet, to insert health into the market economy. Finally, the article analyzes efforts made by democratic administrations since 1990 to redress the legacy of socioeconomic inequalities, focusing on the commitment to rebuild the health care system with a new basis in equity, solidarity, and people's participation.

  12. 是重新塑造的托克维尔还是"巴西的民主"%Tocqueville Reinvented or "Democracy in Brazil"

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    巴尔巴拉·弗赖塔格; 艾彦

    2009-01-01

    @@ 为什么重新塑造托克维尔? 重新解读亚历克西·德·托克维尔的经典著作至少有一个形式上的理由:近来出现的纪念他诞辰200周年的活动,不仅重新引发了有关处于新世界和旧世界的背景之中的民主的辩论,而且也导致了标题为这部文集的出版.在劳伦斯·盖莱克的指导下出版的这期特辑,集中了由弗朗索瓦·菲雷、雷蒙·阿隆、克洛德·勒福尔、奥利维耶·聪茨(托克维尔研究会会长),以及其他许多人的文章.在为之撰写的引论中,劳伦斯·盖莱克谈到了对托克维尔的"重新发现"或者"重新定位",似乎后者已经消失达两个世纪,而这两个世纪就横亘在今天的我们与托克维尔在1805年7月29日的诞生之间.

  13. Gênero, ação e sistema: a reinvenção dos sujeitos Gender, action, and system: the reinvention of subjects

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    Maria Gabriela Hita

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    Full Text Available Após um exame de alguns problemas não resolvidos no feminismo analisam-se, a partir de uma perspectiva de gênero, dois importantes modelos teóricos da atualidade: o de Habermas e o de Luhmann, este visto como oferecendo uma perspectiva da "diferença". No final reflete-se sobre o tipo de políticas que resultaria de posições não mais limitadas a uma concepção rígida da questão da identidade.After examining some unresolved problems in feminism two important contemporary theoretical models are analysed: that of Habermas and that of Luhmann, this one being seen as offering a perspective based on "difference". At the end some reflections are made concerning the kind of policies which would result from positions no longer limited to a rigid conception of the question of identity.

  14. "We Aren't Heroes, We're Survivors": Higher Education as an Opportunity for Students with Disabilities to Reinvent an Identity

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    Moriña, Anabel

    2017-01-01

    The partial results of ongoing research in the "University Barriers and Aids Identified by Students with Disabilities" Project are presented. This four-year study (2011-2014) was carried out by a University of Seville research team with lecturers from a variety of fields and areas of knowledge (Educational Sciences, Economics, Health…

  15. Angry Badgers: The Protests in Wisconsin Have Helped Revive an Old Progressive State of Being: "Badgerness" Has Been Reinvented for the Twenty-First Century

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    Buhle, Mari Jo; Buhle, Paul

    2011-01-01

    The events in Wisconsin during February and March 2011 will long be considered remarkable in many ways. That includes the documenting of the protests. Perhaps at no previous time have so many journalists--paid and unpaid--gathered so much information about a protest movement and dispersed it in so many formats so quickly. Ubiquitous, touching, and…

  16. A reinvenção da sexualidade masculina na paraplegia adquirida The reinvention of the male sexuality in acquired paraplegia

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    Luiz Carlos Avelino da Silva

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho a sexualidade masculina é discutida a partir da condição de um homem com lesão medular. Seu objetivo foi investigar o impacto da paraplegia adquirida na sexualidade masculina. Metodologicamente adotou-se uma abordagem qualitativa e coletou-se a história de vida por meio de entrevistas. As principais conclusões apontam para um deslocamento das representações da masculinidade associadas à força, virilidade e violência, para um posicionamento interno e a busca de formas de viver a sexualidade que valorizam a singularidade da experiência, em detrimento dos modelos tradicionais.In this work, the masculine sexuality is put into discussion taking in consideration the condition of a man with a medullar lesion. Its objective is to investigate the impact of the acquired paraplegia in the masculine sexuality. The methodological orientation adopted was the qualitative approach and the life story was obtained by means of interviews. The main conclusions indicate a displacement of the representations of masculinity - related to the strength, virility and violence to a more interior positioning and to the seek of ways of living the sexuality that value the singularity of experiences, rather than the traditional models.

  17. Learning Python

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    ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 16 17 21 3. How You Run Programs Interactive Coding System Command Lines and Files Clicking Windows File Icons Module Imports and Reloads The IDLE User...

  18. Effect of Tri-Staple Technology and Slow Firing on Secure Stapling Using an Endoscopic Linear Stapler.

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    Hasegawa, Suguru; Nakayama, Shinya; Hida, Koya; Kawada, Kenji; Sakai, Yoshiharu

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    To evaluate the effect of Tri-staple technology and slow firing using the Endo-GIA endoscopic linear stapler. The cardiac and pyloric portions of porcine stomachs were divided using the endoscopic linear stapler with different reload types. A total of 8 min of waiting time was employed during firing in the slow-firing group and no waiting time was employed in the normal-firing group. The shape of the staples was then evaluated. The length of the staple line and serosal laceration was also determined. There was a moderate negative correlation between tissue thickness and secure staple formation. Tri-staple reloads (purple, black) offered more secure staple formation compared with Universal green reload. Although slow firing enhanced secure staple formation, its effect was greater when using green reload, compared with Tri-staple reloads. Significantly shorter staple line length and longer serosal laceration was observed in the thick tissue. Although the cartridge type did not influence lengths of the staple line or serosal laceration, both were better in the slow-firing group. Tri-staple reloads offered more secure staple formation compared with the Universal reload. Although slow firing improved staple line shortening and serosal laceration, its effect on secure stapling was relatively small when using Tri-staple reloads. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  19. Microbial ecology of the closed artificial ecosystem MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative): reinventing and compartmentalizing the Earth's food and oxygen regeneration system for long-haul space exploration missions.

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    Hendrickx, Larissa; De Wever, Heleen; Hermans, Veronik; Mastroleo, Felice; Morin, Nicolas; Wilmotte, Annick; Janssen, Paul; Mergeay, Max

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    MELiSSA is a bioregenerative life support system designed by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the complete recycling of gas, liquid and solid wastes during long distance space exploration. The system uses the combined activity of different living organisms: microbial cultures in bioreactors, a plant compartment and a human crew. In this minireview, the development of a short-cut ecological system for the biotransformation of organic waste is discussed from a microorganism's perspective. The artificial ecological model--still in full development--that is inspired by Earth's own geomicrobiological ecosystem serves as an ideal study object on microbial ecology and will become an indispensable travel companion in manned space exploration.

  20. A "lei da vida": confirmação, evasão escolar e reinvenção da identidade entre os pomeranos The "law of life": confirmation, school drop out and reinvention of identity among Pomeranians

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    Joana Bahia

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    Full Text Available O artigo analisa o significado do índice de evasão escolar na vida de uma comunidade de pequenos produtores rurais, imigrantes vindos da região da Pomerânia, norte da Alemanha. A população do município escolhido é composta por 90% de descendentes de pomeranos, que lá chegaram no ano de 1847. Embora o Espírito Santo não receba mais alemães desde a década de 1870, essas comunidades mantiveram o uso de seu dialeto, suas festas, seus costumes culturais e maritais, a continuidade da narrativa da tradição oral camponesa, enfim, o modo de vida camponês. No contexto da imigração brasileira, nenhuma outra etnia se concentrou tanto em áreas homogêneas e compactas como esta, concorrendo para modificar a estrutura fundiária e a vida rural dos estados onde se estabeleceu. Este trabalho aborda a relação entre o uso de várias línguas (portuguesa, alemã e pomerana e a religiosidade luterana no cotidiano do grupo, os padrões de transmissão da herança da terra e a consequente valorização destes elementos no ensino confirmatório empreendido pela igrejas Luterana e Missouri, como pontos que permitem compreender os valores sociais e educacionais mais importantes para o grupo na reprodução da sua condição campesina. São examinadas as representações do grupo acerca do papel social desempenhado pela escola, pelo professor e pelo pastor, e sua relação com os elementos mantenedores de seu ethos camponês: a obediência às regras de reciprocidade, a conformidade com os princípios de hierarquia (autoridade paterna e pastoral e a solidariedade com parentes e vizinhos.The article deals with the meaning of school drop out in the life of a small comunity of rural workers descendants of Pomeranians - immigrants originally from the northern German. Ninety percent of the district population descend of Pomeranians that arrived in 1847. Although the state of Espírito Santo did not receive any more Germans after the 1870s, these communities have preserved their dialect, celebrations, cultural and marital habits and the narrative of peasant oral traditions. In the context of Brazilian immigration, no other ethnic group as the Pomeranians in Espírito Santo settled in such homogeneous and compact areas, contributing to modify the landowning structure and the rural life of the state where they established themselves. This work takes up the relationship between the use of several languages (Portuguese, German, and Pomeranian and the Lutheran religiosity in the daily life of the group, the patterns of land ownership inheritance and the consequent importance of these elements in the confirmatory teaching carried out by the Lutheran and Missouri churches. These aspects result in an understanding of the social and educational values that are more important to the group in the reproduction of their peasant condition. The group representations about the role played by the school, the teacher and the minister are examined, as well as the relationship between such representations and the elements that help preserving the group’s peasant ethos: obedience to the rules of reciprocity, conformity to the principles of hierarchy (paternal and clerical authority, and solidarity to relatives and neighbors.

  1. REPENSAR LA VIVIENDA, REINVENTAR LA CIUDAD. LA TRANSFORMACIÓN DEL BARRIO BARCELONÉS DE LA MINA / Rethinking housing, reinventing the city. The transformation of the la Mina distrit of Barcelona.

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    Victoriano Sainz Gutiérrez

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN En el actual contexto de búsqueda de alternativas más sostenibles para la construcción de la ciudad, la renovación urbana se presenta como un ámbito privilegiado para la reflexión y la práctica de la arquitectura y el urbanismo. En este sentido, la intervención sobre los polígonos de vivienda masiva construidos en las ciudades españolas hace cuarenta o cincuenta años -muchos de los cuales se hallan sometidos en la actualidad a procesos de degradación y marginalidad de cierta envergadura- es una de las experiencias de mayor interés por su notable complejidad, ya que en ellos se entrelazan de manera inseparable los aspectos físicos y sociales. Este artículo se centra en uno de los casos españoles más relevantes de este tipo de intervenciones: el plan para la transformación del barrio barcelonés de la Mina, desarrollado en torno a un Plan Especial de Reordenación y Mejora aprobado en 2002 y ya ejecutado en gran parte. Por la sensatez de sus planteamientos y por la operatividad de sus propuestas, la actuación ha sido objeto de numerosos reconocimientos a nivel nacional e internacional. Vivienda colectiva y espacio público constituyen dos de los ejes que vertebran todo el proyecto urbano de la Mina; aquí se presta particular atención al análisis de las actuaciones relacionadas con el tejido residencial y a las estrategias para relacionar las nuevas manzanas habitacionales con un renovado sistema de espacios libres.SUMMARY In the current search for more sustainable alternatives for the construction of the city, urban renewal is presented as a prime area for the reflection and practice of architecture and urbanism. In this connection, the work on the massive housing estates built forty or fifty years ago in Spanish cities, many of which are currently subject to considerable degradation and marginalization, is one of the more interesting experiences because of its considerable complexity, as the physical and social aspects are inseparably intertwined in them. This article focuses on one of the most notable Spanish cases of this type of intervention: the plan for the transformation of the La Mina district of Barcelona, developed within a Special Redevelopment and Improvement Plan approved in 2002, and now largely completed. The intervention has been the subject of numerous national and international awards for the wisdom of its approach and the effectiveness of its proposals. Collective housing and public space are two of the central themes of the whole urban project of La Mina. Here, particular attention is given to the analysis of the actions related to the residential fabric and strategies for linking the new residential blocks with a renewed system of open spaces.

  2. O processo de construção do lugar e da identidade dos moradores de uma cidade reinventada The construction process of place and identity of inhabitants of a "reinvented" city

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    Full Text Available O estudo buscou conhecer a identidade de lugar dos moradores de Maracanaú, cidade localizada na Região Metropolitana de Fortaleza, que passou por um processo induzido de industrialização e urbanização que a transformou de localidade rural em espaço urbano. A pesquisa se deu junto a três grupos de pessoas: os moradores originais, que se encontravam na cidade antes da sua transformação; os moradores dos conjuntos habitacionais, que vivenciaram o processo de transformação; e os jovens, que não participaram dos momentos anteriores e se relacionam com a cidade como ela é hoje. A análise da relação dos sujeitos com o espaço habitado permitiu distinguir diversas formas de ligação com a cidade. Os resultados apontaram para a construção de uma nova e múltipla identidade de lugar, assentada em pontos comuns como a valorização de símbolos do passado, participação na vida cotidiana e nas festividades da cidade e expectativas positivas quanto ao futuro.The study aimed to find out about the place-identity of the inhabitants of Maracanaú, a city located in the metropolitan region of Fortaleza, which went through an induced process of industrialization and urbanization which transformed the rural local into urban space. Three groups of people were approached and questioned: original inhabitants, who were in the city before its transformation; the inhabitants of housing developments who went through the transformation process; and youth who did not go through these earlier moments and relate to the city as it is today. The analysis of the relationship of those persons with the inhabited space allowed us to distinguish various forms of connection with the city. The results point to the construction of a new and multiple place-identity, set on common points such as giving value to symbols of the past, participating in daily life and in the festivals of the city as well as having positive expectations for the future.

  3. "When You Drink Water, Think of Its Source":Morality, Status, and Reinvention in Rural Chinese Funerals%饮水思源:中国乡村葬礼中的道义、地位及再造

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    欧爱玲; 何小荣

    2016-01-01

    通过对梅县城北镇月影塘丧葬习俗的调查,在更大的范围内将其与中国丧葬仪式研究联系在一起.丧葬仪式体现的历史连续性及其变迁与传统的再造,体现了国家与地反社会的互动.传统葬礼与主张丧事简化之间的对立,主要表现在葬礼本身的程序及仪式的展演上,其基础是特殊的观念或动机.月影塘客家村民将举办葬礼看作维护面子、提高身份和报答恩情的途径,强调葬礼对于村民履行道德义务的重要功能,表明“客家”农村葬礼对于道德、身份及其再生产具有很强的包容性.

  4. Defining Mindfulness by How Poorly I Think I Pay Attention during Everyday Awareness and Other Intractable Problems for Psychology's (Re)Invention of Mindfulness: Comment on Brown Et Al. (2011)

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    Grossman, Paul

    2011-01-01

    The Buddhist construct of mindfulness is a central element of mindfulness-based interventions and derives from an age-old systematic phenomenological program to investigate subjective experience. Recent enthusiasm for "mindfulness" in psychology has resulted in proliferation of self-report inventories that purport to measure mindful awareness as a…

  5. Comment on "Most computational hydrology is not reproducible, so is it really science?" by Christopher Hutton et al.: Let hydrologists learn the latest computer science by working with Research Software Engineers (RSEs) and not reinvent the waterwheel ourselves

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    Hut, R. W.; van de Giesen, N. C.; Drost, N.

    2017-05-01

    The suggestions by Hutton et al. might not be enough to guarantee reproducible computational hydrology. Archiving software code and research data alone will not be enough. We add to the suggestion of Hutton et al. that hydrologists not only document their (computer) work, but that hydrologists use the latest best practices in designing research software, most notably the use of containers and open interfaces. To make sure hydrologists know of these best practices, we urge close collaboration with Research Software Engineers (RSEs).

  6. Defining Mindfulness by How Poorly I Think I Pay Attention during Everyday Awareness and Other Intractable Problems for Psychology's (Re)Invention of Mindfulness: Comment on Brown Et Al. (2011)

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    Grossman, Paul

    2011-01-01

    The Buddhist construct of mindfulness is a central element of mindfulness-based interventions and derives from an age-old systematic phenomenological program to investigate subjective experience. Recent enthusiasm for "mindfulness" in psychology has resulted in proliferation of self-report inventories that purport to measure mindful awareness as a…

  7. The age of reinvented empire(s in Africa in the light of Persian hegemonic power: Reading the books of Deuteronomy and Ezra-Nehemiah in the context of Zimbabwe

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    Ndikho Mtshiselwa

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available It is generally accepted that historically Africa experienced colonialism. Thus, in the neocolonial age articulated by the likes of Sugirtharajah, Segovia and Nkrumah, most African countries are faced with the challenge of power struggle in which imperialism and dictatorship inhibits the development of the Two-Thirds world countries. This challenge, it is argued, reveals an imperialistic tendency of the European Union, China and African government(s to alter democracy and freedom. As such, the Zimbabwe context, amongst others, will be used as a main point of reference. This article examines the elements of imperialism in African states in the light of Persian hegemonic power in the books of Deuteronomy and Ezra-Nehemiah. It investigates whether or not the Jews were free under the Persian hegemonic influence in the post-exilic period. The comparison of the influence of Persian hegemony in the books of Deuteronomy and Ezra-Nehemiah with the evidence of imperialism in African government(s, leads to the argument that certain African states do not appear to be completely democratic and free.Intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary implications: Based on aspects of Old Testament and political science studies, this article explores traces of imperialism in African governments in the light of Persian hegemonic power in the Hebrew Bible. In the end, the article argues that certain African states, for instance Zimbabwe, should not be considered as completely democratic and free nations.

  8. A reinvenção da sociologia da modernização: Luiz Costa Pinto e Florestan Fernandes (1950-1970 The reinvention of the sociology of modernization: Luiz Costa Pinto and Florestan Fernandes (1950-1970

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    Antonio Brasil Jr.

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, procura-se divisar o potencial teórico inscrito nas contribuições de dois sociólogos brasileiros à sociologia do desenvolvimento dos anos 1950-1970: Luiz Costa Pinto e Florestan Fernandes. Para tal, observa-se, a partir de três eixos, o sentido inovador de suas formulações em contraste com a sociologia da modernização norte-americana, àquela altura hegemônica: (a suas concepções da prática sociológica, bem como de suas especificidades num contexto periférico; (b suas visões sobre a dinâmica da mudança social no Brasil, tal qual forjadas em suas pesquisas sobre as relações entre brancos e negros; (c e em suas sínteses teóricas dos anos 1960-70.This article attempts to discern the theoretical potential inscribed in the contributions of two Brazilian sociologists to the sociology of development between 1950 and 1970: Luiz Costa Pinto and Florestan Fernandes. To this end, the innovative direction of their formulations is analyzed in contrast to the American sociology of modernization, which by then had become hegemonic. Such analysis is done from three views: (a their conceptions of the sociological practice and of its specificities in a peripheral context; (b their views on the dynamics of social change in Brazil, as forged in their research on relations between blacks and whites, (c their theoretical syntheses of the 1960s and 1970s.

  9. Reinventando a história: Lincoln Gordon e as suas múltiplas versões de 1964 Reinventing history: Lincoln Gordon and his multiple versions of 1964

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    James N. Green

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    Full Text Available Lincoln Gordon, embaixador dos Estados Unidos no Brasil, esteve no centro das operações norte-americanas que apoiaram o golpe de Estado de 1964, desde a coordenação das conexões entre Vernon Walters e os conspiradores militares, até o lobby por uma força-tarefa naval dos Estados Unidos que interviria no caso da explosão de uma guerra civil entre forças pró e anti-Goulart. Apesar disso, naquele momento, e nos anos seguintes, Gordon insistiu em que o golpe de Estado tinha sido "100% brasileiro". Através de documentos do Departamento de Estado norte-americano, discursos de Gordon, testemunhos orais, e de uma entrevista em 2005 com o embaixador, este artigo analisa as diversas justificativas que Gordon ofereceu ao longo dos últimos quarenta anos para explicar por que apoiou a derrubada de Goulart e concedeu suporte incondicional ao novo regime militar.U.S. Ambassador Lincoln Gordon was at the center of U.S. operations that supported the 1964 coup d’etat, from coordinating connections through Vernon Walters with the military conspirators to lobbying for a U.S. naval task force that could intervene should a civil war break out between pro and anti-Goulart forces. At the time, and in the following years, Gordon, however, insisted that the coup d’etat was "100 percent Brazilian." Using U.S. State Department documents, Gordon’s speeches, oral histories, and a 2005 interview with the former ambassador, this article analyzes the changing justifications that Gordon has offered over the last forty years to explain why he supported the overthrow of Goulart and gave unconditional support to the new military regime.

  10. Le modèle de la firme-réseau : innovation ou réinvention anglo-saxonne ? The Network Company Model: An Anglo-Saxon Innovation or just a Re-invention?

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    Olivier de Gromard

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Since the early 1980s, the network company has become more widespread as it is considered the most appropriate organisational structure in a global economy. It is commonly agreed that this type of organisation is an Anglo-Saxon model. The aim of this article is to give some insights into this current opinion, through two complementary analyses: the first one investigates the link between the innovative boost in Anglo-Saxon countries and the creation of the network company model; the second one considers the role of traditional Chinese capitalism in the exceptional economic success of Hong Kong under British sovereignty.

  11. Reload Purified Melittin and Lactoferrin on Perfluorooctyl Bromide Nanoparticles (PFOB-Nps and Examine the Distribution of Particle Size, Zeta Potential and Confirmation of Their Accession on the Nanoparticles Via Tryptophan Fluorescence and Circular Dichroism (CD and its Anti-Cancer Effects on Human Breast Cancer Cell Line MCF7

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    Hadis Rahmani Incheh Keykanlu

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    Full Text Available Acording to the prevalence of cancer in today's societies, it is too important to find new drugs for that treatment. Cationic antimicrobial peptides that are able to eliminate a wide range of bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses and unicellular, are natural anti-cancer agents. In the present study, the effect of cationic peptides of bee venom Melittin (ML and Lactoferrin (LF of camel milk which was loaded on the Perfluorooctyl Bromide (PFOB nanoparticles, were examined on MCF7 cells. Nanoparticles using oil in water emulsion was prepared by ultra-thoracic and ultrasonic. Then ML and LF were separately added to the nanoparticles then incorporation of them were confirmed by tryptophan fluorescence and circular dichroism (CD spectra. The mean diameter of the nanoparticles did not change after addition of ML and LF (~100 nm, but as expected, the zeta potential of the nanoparticles with increasing of ML and LF concentrations to the preformed nanoparticles increased from -18.43(without ML and LF to +21.61(LF 110.66µg/ml and +20.93(ML 0.1µg/ml and +23.75(LF 110.66µg/ml and ML 0.1µg/ml. By using of scanning electron microscopy (SEM, the morphology and structure of nanoparticles was investigated, homogeneity and uniformity during processing and loading of ML and LF was observed. Effectiveness of nanoparticles loaded on cancer cells was performed with MTT test. The results showed that ML and LF had a positive effect on cancer cell death. Percent of cell death was higher when ML and LF was loaded on nanoparticles. With increase of ML and LF concentration loading on nanoparticles, increases cancer cell death. Minitab software was used to analyze some data.

  12. Results of the benchmarking in radiological protection practices during fuel reloads in the nuclear power plants of Limerick (BWR) and Ginna (PWR) in the United States of North America; Resultados del benchmarking en practicas de proteccion radiologica durante recargas de combustible en las centrales nucleoelectricas de Limerick (BWR) y Ginna (PWR) en los Estados Unidos de Norteamerica

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  13. A Bad Argument for a Reasonable Position

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    Bain, Robert B.

    2008-01-01

    The author was disappointed after reading Kevin St. Jarre's article entitled "Reinventing Social Studies". Rather than reinventing social studies, this article reflects the field's major problems. It recycles stereotypical views of history teachers, confuses chronology with history, and offers a one-dimensional, single-cause explanation for how…

  14. Safety for Your Child: Birth to 6 Months

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  2. Getting a Better Grasp on Flu Fundamentals

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  3. Aspirin to Zoloft: Ways Medicines Work

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  4. Statistical damage constitutive model for rocks subjected to cyclic stress and cyclic temperature

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    Zhou, Shu-Wei; Xia, Cai-Chu; Zhao, Hai-Bin; Mei, Song-Hua; Zhou, Yu

    2017-08-01

    A constitutive model of rocks subjected to cyclic stress-temperature was proposed. Based on statistical damage theory, the damage constitutive model with Weibull distribution was extended. Influence of model parameters on the stress-strain curve for rock reloading after stress-temperature cycling was then discussed. The proposed model was initially validated by rock tests for cyclic stress-temperature and only cyclic stress. Finally, the total damage evolution induced by stress-temperature cycling and reloading after cycling was explored and discussed. The proposed constitutive model is reasonable and applicable, describing well the stress-strain relationship during stress-temperature cycles and providing a good fit to the test results. Elastic modulus in the reference state and the damage induced by cycling affect the shape of reloading stress-strain curve. Total damage induced by cycling and reloading after cycling exhibits three stages: initial slow increase, mid-term accelerated increase, and final slow increase.

  5. Un anno molto verde e senza fili

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    2008-01-01

    The review American "Popular Science" gives the directory of the surprises who reserves us 2008: Biocarburants and electronic paper to save computer and cellular phone that won't owe to be reloaded anymore

  6. A comparison between genetic algorithms and neural networks for optimizing fuel recharges in BWR; Una comparacion entre algoritmos geneticos y redes neuronales para optimizar recargas de combustible en BWR's

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    Ortiz J, J. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Depto. Sistemas Nucleares, A.P. 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Requena, I. [Universidad de Granada (Spain)

    2002-07-01

    In this work the results of a genetic algorithm (AG) and a neural recurrent multi state network (RNRME) for optimizing the fuel reload of 5 cycles of the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant (CNLV) are presented. The fuel reload obtained by both methods are compared and it was observed that the RNRME creates better fuel distributions that the AG. Moreover a comparison of the utility for using one or another one techniques is make. (Author)

  7. Key safety parameters in the optimization of fuel management

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    Kollmar, W.; Boehm, R.; Dernedde, I.; Haase, H.; Kiehlmann, H.D.; Neufert, A.

    1988-08-01

    Nuclear design related key safety parameters and admissible parameter ranges are defined for reload cycles which are so similar in safety terms as to allow these to be covered by generic reload safety analyses in advance. The conceptual frame of such safety analyses together with the resulting economic benefits are illustrated by four concrete applications demonstrating reduction of excessive safety margins, increase in discharge burnup, streamlining of steam break analysis, and increase in operational flexibility of first cores.

  8. Macrophage invasion does not contribute to muscle membrane injury during inflammation

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    Tidball, J. G.; Berchenko, E.; Frenette, J.

    1999-01-01

    Previous observations have shown that neutrophil invasion precedes macrophage invasion during muscle inflammation and that peak muscle injury is observed at the peak of ED1+ macrophage invasion. We tested the hypothesis that neutrophil invasion causes subsequent invasion by ED1+ macrophages and that ED1+ macrophages then contribute significantly to muscle membrane injury during modified muscle use. Rat hindlimbs were unloaded for 10 days followed by reloading by normal ambulation to induce inflammation. Membrane injury was measured by assaying Evans blue-bound serum protein influx through membrane lesions. Muscle neutrophil populations increased significantly during the first 2 h of reloading but ED1+ macrophages did not increase until 24 h. Neutrophil invasion was uncoupled from subsequent macrophage invasion by reloading rat hindlimbs for 2 h to cause neutrophil invasion, followed by resuspension for hours 2-24. This produced similar increases in neutrophil concentration as measured in muscles continuously reloaded for 24 h without causing an increase in macrophages. However, resuspension did not reduce the extent of muscle damage compared with that occurring in muscles that were reloaded continuously for 24 h. Thus, muscle invasion by neutrophils is not sufficient to cause invasion by ED1+ macrophages. In addition, muscle membrane injury that occurs during reloading is independent of invasion by ED1+ macrophages.

  9. Design of an equilibrium nucleus of a BWR type reactor based in a Thorium-Uranium fuel; Diseno de un nucleo de equilibrio de un reactor tipo BWR basado en un combustible de Torio-Uranio

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    Francois, J.L.; Nunez C, A. [Laboratorio de Analisis en Ingenieria de Reactores Nucleares, Facultad de Ingenieria-UNAM, Paseo Cuauhnahuac 8532, Jiutepec, Morelos (Mexico)

    2003-07-01

    In this work the design of the reactor nucleus of boiling water using fuel of thorium-uranium is presented. Starting from an integral concept based in a type cover-seed assemble is carried out the design of an equilibrium reload for the nucleus of a reactor like that of the Laguna Verde Central and its are analyzed some of the main design variables like the cycle length, the reload fraction, the burnt fuel, the vacuum distribution, the generation of lineal heat, the margin of shutdown, as well as a first estimation of the fuel cost. The results show that it is feasible to obtain an equilibrium reload, comparable to those that are carried out in the Laguna Verde reactors, with a good behavior of those analyzed variables. The cost of the equilibrium reload designed with the thorium-uranium fuel is approximately 2% high that the uranium reload producing the same energy. It is concluded that it is convenient to include burnable poisons, type gadolinium, in the fuel with the end of improving the reload design, the fuel costs and the margin of shutdown. (Author)

  10. Plaadid / Villu Päärt

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    2004-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Nelly "Da Derrty Versions The reinvention", Zero 7 "When It Falls", Ilya "They Died For Beauty", Paco De Lucia "Costas Buenas", Murphy Lee "Da Skool Boy Presents", To Rococo Rot "Hotel Morgen"

  11. SAJP 29(2) Cover Front Page.cdr

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    Daniel Strauss

    reinvention of Jackson's thought experiment about color blind scientist,. Mary, who tries .... more refined look into the brains of others than Mary A, and her super memory cap- tures facts ... Watching a landscape or listening to music I am drawn.

  12. Disruptive Models in Primary Care: Caring for High-Needs, High-Cost Populations

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    Hochman, Michael; Asch, Steven M

    2017-01-01

    ...; and coordinated care when it must be sought elsewhere.” As this series on reinventing primary care highlights, there is a compelling need for new care delivery models that would advance these objectives...

  13. NOT A MILITARY ALLIANCE——The SCO should continue to implement its founding principles,based on security and economic cooperation,rather than expanding its membership

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    In reinventing itself, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization should stick to being a regional cooperative organization guided by a new concept and prioritizing security and economic cooperation. Meanwhile, brash expansion of the organization will cause a lot of problems.

  14. 77 FR 19673 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance To Conduct Voluntary Customer/Partner...

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance To... and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Proposed Collection: Title: Generic Clearance to Conduct... strategy in ] accomplishing reinvention goals is the ability to periodically receive input and...

  15. Who should drive humanitarian responses?

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    Nick Cater

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available From refugee flows to earthquake relief, it is invariably local groups which are on the humanitarian frontline. Should international agencies reinvent themselves as solidarity and advocacy networks and start letting Southern NGOs take the lead?

  16. The Harvard Management for Lifelong Education Program: Creative Approaches to Designing a Professional Development Program.

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    Baden, Clifford

    1999-01-01

    The Harvard Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education is a professional-development program for leaders in postsecondary lifelong education. It exemplifies creative design and delivery as ideas come from multiple sources and the program is continuously reinvented. (SK)

  17. Osborne's trilogy : a critique of the management philosophy of David Osborne / Jan-Erik Lane

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    Lane, Jan-Erik

    2006-01-01

    Kriitiline lühiülevaade David Osborne'i raamatutes Reinventing government (kaasautor T. Gaebler, 1992), Banishing bureaucracy (kaasautor P. Plastrik, 1997) ja The price of government (kaasautor P. Hutchinson, 2004) avaldatud teooriatest

  18. Remedy Revuval

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    FLORA BAGENAL

    2008-01-01

    @@ Increased demand, both at home and overseas, for traditional Chinese medicine offers the promise of big profits for China's medical manufacturers and suppliers. But the industry first needs to re-invent itself to compete in a modern market.

  19. International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics

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    PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH ... International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics ... Re-Inventing The Current 'Ss' English Language Curriculum: Implications For Students' Performance In Essay Writing.

  20. Inventing Problems for Technical Solutions – The Co-production of Universities, Skills and Engineering Challenges

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    Juhl, Joakim; Buch, Anders

    under pressure to reinvent themselves in order to accommodate expectations of higher effectiveness, competition, and economic yield. Results Our results indicate that the efforts to reorganize academic engineering knowledge-productions towards business operate after an accountability principle...

  1. Osborne's trilogy : a critique of the management philosophy of David Osborne / Jan-Erik Lane

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    Lane, Jan-Erik

    2006-01-01

    Kriitiline lühiülevaade David Osborne'i raamatutes Reinventing government (kaasautor T. Gaebler, 1992), Banishing bureaucracy (kaasautor P. Plastrik, 1997) ja The price of government (kaasautor P. Hutchinson, 2004) avaldatud teooriatest

  2. Plaadid / Villu Päärt

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    Päärt, Villu, 1972-

    2004-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Nelly "Da Derrty Versions The reinvention", Zero 7 "When It Falls", Ilya "They Died For Beauty", Paco De Lucia "Costas Buenas", Murphy Lee "Da Skool Boy Presents", To Rococo Rot "Hotel Morgen"

  3. Pop / Aivar Tõnso

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    Tõnso, Aivar, 1971-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Plastikman "Closer", A Perfect Circle "Thirteenth Step", UNKLE "Never, Never, Land", Man In Formaldehyde "Copper Sulphate Crystals", Blondie "The Curse Of Blondie", Pantera "Reinventing Hell: The Best of Pantera", Pepe Deluxe "Beatitude", Elvis Costello "North"

  4. The tensions between facts and fantasy

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    Douglas Anderson

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Essay Review of: Laura Snyder, Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing (New York: W. W. Norton 2015 ISBN 0393077462, 448 pp, ill., $ 27.95.

  5. Pop / Aivar Tõnso

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    Tõnso, Aivar, 1971-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Plastikman "Closer", A Perfect Circle "Thirteenth Step", UNKLE "Never, Never, Land", Man In Formaldehyde "Copper Sulphate Crystals", Blondie "The Curse Of Blondie", Pantera "Reinventing Hell: The Best of Pantera", Pepe Deluxe "Beatitude", Elvis Costello "North"

  6. International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics - Vol ...

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    PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH ... International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics - Vol 10 (2008) ... Re-Inventing The Current 'Ss' English Language Curriculum: Implications For Students' Performance In ...

  7. Razões oprimidas

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    José Eustáquio Romão

    2010-01-01

    Paulo Freire, along his life, asked his disciples they must not repeat him; but, instead of that, they must reinvent him in each specific context. The Oppressed Reasons' approach is a reinvention's attempt of freirian's legacy in the epistemological field. Thus, this text rescue the principle that Paulo Freire developed in Pedagogy of the oppressed - the one that proposes that only the oppressed can liberate themselves and also liberate their oppressors- applying it in the field of knowledge ...

  8. Reinventando práticas de enfermagem na educação em saúde: teatro com idosos Reinventando las prácticas de enfermería en la educación para la salud: el teatro con ancianos Reinventing nursing practice in health education: theater with elderly

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    Cássia Noele Arruda Campos

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available O estudo apresenta como objetivo elaborar uma intervenção de enfermagem em educação em saúde, com enfoque na promoção à saúde de um grupo de idosos, utilizando como ferramenta as artes cênicas. Trata-se de uma pesquisa-ação, realizada a partir de encontros semanais, definidos previamente, em espaço reservado. Nos encontros, foram trabalhadas as seguintes temáticas: acolhimento; Construção das histórias de vida; Retirando máscaras; Viajando na imaginação/diversidade dos cenários; Trabalhando a emoção - comunicação não verbal; Trabalho corporal - movimentação no palco; Fazendo caras e bocas; Oficina de personagens; Ensaiando uma peça teatral - "O que a vida me ensinou e o que posso lhe adiantar". O teatro se mostrou um excelente instrumento de empoderamento da população idosa, a partir da valorização de suas experiências de vida.El estudio tiene como objetivo elaborar una intervención de enfermería en educación para la salud, centrándose en la promoción de la salud de un grupo de personas mayores, utilizando como herramienta el arte escénico. Se trata de una investigación-acción, llevada a cabo a través de reuniones semanales, establecidas previamente en un espacio reservado. En las reuniones fueron explorados los siguientes temas: Acogida; La construcción de historias de vida; Extracción de máscaras; Viaje en la imaginación/diversidad de los escenarios; Trabajando las emociones - comunicación no verbal; Trabajo del cuerpo - movimiento en el escenario; haciendo caras y bocas; talleres de los personajes; Ensayando un acto teatral - Lo que la vida me enseñó y lo que le puedo ayudar. El teatro resultó en una excelente herramienta para el empoderamiento de la población anciana, con base en el valor de sus experiencias de vida.The study has as a goal, elaborate a nursing intervention in health education, focusing on health promotion from a group of elderly people using arts as tool. This is an action research, conducted through weekly meetings, previously defined in placeholder. In the meetings the following themes were explored: Reception; construction of life histories; Removing masks; Traveling in imagination/ diversity of scenarios; Working the emotion: nonverbal communication; Body work: moving on the stage; Making faces; Shop characters; Rehearsing a theater play - what life has taught me and what you can anticipate. The theatre showed an excellent way in the empowerment of the elderly population from the recovery and their life experiences.

  9. Ethnic “Betrayal”, Mimicry, and Reinvention: the Representation of Ukpabi Asika in the Novel of the Nigerian-Biafran War « Trahison » ethnique, imitation et réinvention : la représentation d’Ukpabi Asika dans le roman de la guerre du Biafra

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    Nikolai Jeffs

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Ukpabi Asika était un éminent intellectuel Ibo qui, après la chute de la capitale biafraise, Enugu, tombée sous le contrôle de l’Armée nigérienne, devient administrateur du nouvel État du centre-est. Nombreux furent les Biafrais, dont la majorité était des Ibos, à percevoir Asika comme un traître. Certains, au contraire, décidèrent de traverser la frontière et de le suivre. Nous examinerons la lutte d’Asika à travers trois romans de guerre — The Road to Udima de Victor Nwankwo, Behind the Rising Sun de S. O. Mezu et The Siren in the Night d’Eddie Iroh — qui mettent en lumière la dynamique de la représentation de l’ennemi mais aussi les limites, les potentialités et la diversité de la conscience nationale des différentes ethnies.

  10. The island model for parallel implementation of evolutionary algorithm of Population-Based Incremental Learning (PBIL) optimization; Modelo de ilhas para a implementacao paralela do algoritmo evolucionario de otimizacao PBIL

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    Lima, Alan M.M. de; Schirru, Roberto [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia. Programa de Engenharia Nuclear. E-mail: alan@lmp.ufrj.br; schirru@lmp.ufrj.br

    2000-07-01

    Genetic algorithms are biologically motivated adaptive systems which have been used, with good results, for function optimization. The purpose of this work is to introduce a new parallelization method to be applied to the Population-Based Incremental Learning (PBIL) algorithm. PBIL combines standard genetic algorithm mechanisms with simple competitive learning and has ben successfully used in combinatorial optimization problems. The development of this algorithm aims its application to the reload optimization of PWR nuclear reactors. Tests have been performed with combinatorial optimization problems similar to the reload problem. Results are compared to the serial PBIL ones, showing the new method's superiority and its viability as a tool for the nuclear core reload problem solution. (author)

  11. An Efficient Crash Recovery Technique for Real- Time Main Memory Database

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    XIAO Ying-yuan; LIU Yun-sheng; LIAO Guo-qiong; LIANG Ping

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents an efficient recovery scheme suitable for real-time main memory database. In the recovery scheme, log records are stored in non-volatile RAM which is divided into four different partitions based on transaction types. Similarly, a main memory database is divided into four partitions based data types. When the using ratio of log store area exceeds the threshold value, checkpoint procedure is triggered. During executing checkpoint procedure, some useless log records are deleted. During restart recovery after a crash, partition reloading policy is adopted to assure that critical data are reloaded and restored in advance, so that the database system can be brought up before the entire database is reloaded into main memory. Therefore down time is obvionsly reduced. Simulation experiments show our recovery scheme obviously improves the system performance,and does a favor to meet the deadlines of real-time transactions.

  12. Impact of operating wood-burning stoves on indoor air quality

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    Afshari, Alireza; Jensen, Ole Michael; Bergsøe, Niels Christian;

    2011-01-01

    A field study on the impact of operating and reloading wood-burning stoves on the indoor air quality was carried out during two consecutive winters. In contrast to the majority of recent studies, which focussed on the ambient air quality and the penetration of particles to the indoor air, this st......A field study on the impact of operating and reloading wood-burning stoves on the indoor air quality was carried out during two consecutive winters. In contrast to the majority of recent studies, which focussed on the ambient air quality and the penetration of particles to the indoor air...

  13. Analyses of eigenvalue bias and control rod worths in FFTF (Fast Flux Test Facility)

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    Nelson, J.V.; Dobbin, K.D.; Wootan, D.W.; Campbell, L.R.

    1987-01-01

    The Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) core loading during its ninth operating cycle was significantly different from that of previous cycles because of the presence of the Core Demonstration Experiment (CDE). The CDE consists of a number of axially blanketed fuel assemblies and internal blankets prototypic of advanced oxide cores in Liquid Metal Reactors (LMR). In preparation for the Cycle 9 reload design effort, a careful assessment of control rod worth and reactivity calculations for Cycles 1 through 8 was made. The goal of this study was to establish calculational biases and reduce uncertainties factored into the reload design calculations. These analyses helped assure that the operational objectives for Cycle 9 were met.

  14. Complex strain paths in polycrystalline copper: microstructural aspects

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    M.F. Vieira

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available Microstructural aspects of polycrystalline copper sheets subjected to complex strain paths were analysed in this work. Dislocation structures developed during the strain paths (rolling and tension and the evolution of this microstructure during reloading have been studied. The active slip systems developed in each strain path were used to explain the microstructural evolution. The heterogeneous surface deformation observed on polished tensile specimens prestrained in rolling was also analysed. The structural aspects are related with the mechanical behaviour of the material, namely with the increase in yield stress in reloading, the work hardening evolution and the premature occurrence of plastic instability for some prestrain values.

  15. HUMAN RIGHTS, EDUCATION AND INTERCULTURALISM: PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICES FOR PEACE BUILDING

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    Susana Sacavino

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This work is based on the institutional research we have been developing in group since 2013. One of its main focus is preparing basic guidelines to develop intercultural pedagogical practices that promote peace to “reinvent the school”. The text is structured in three parts. The first one presents an approach to the theoretical framework focused in three fundamental issues: the relation between cultural diversity and human rights, the relation between multiculturalism and interculturality, as well as the need of “reinventing the school”. The second part presents our definition of intercultural education and highlights some pedagogical practices that we consider important to “reinvent the school” from this approach. To conclude, we set some considerations about the thematic broached, prioritizing the right to the production and the recognition of own knowledge, and connection between right to equality and right to difference.

  16. Adapting HIV prevention evidence-based interventions in practice settings: an interview study

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    Kao Uyen H

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Evidence-based interventions that are being delivered in real-world settings are adapted to enhance the external validity of these interventions. The purpose of this study was to examine multiple intervention adaptations made during pre-implementation, implementation, maintenance, and evolution phases of human immunodeficiency virus HIV prevention technology transfer. We examined two important categories of adaptations -- modifications to key characteristics, such as activities or delivery methods of interventions and reinvention of the interventions including addition and deletion of core elements. Methods Study participants were thirty-four community-based organization staff who were implementing evidence-based interventions in Los Angeles, California. Participants were interviewed twice and interviews were professionally transcribed. Transcriptions were coded by two coders with good inter-rater reliability (kappa coefficient = 0.73. Sixty-two open-ended codes for adaptation activities, which were linked to 229 transcript segments, were categorized as modifications of key characteristics or reinvention. Results Participants described activities considered modifications to key characteristics and reinvention of evidence-based interventions during pre-implementation, implementation, and maintenance phases. None of the participants reported accessing technical assistance or guidance when reinventing their interventions. Staff executed many of the recommended steps for sound adaptation of these interventions for new populations and settings. Conclusion Staff reported modifying and reinventing interventions when translating HIV prevention programs into practice. Targeted technical assistance for formative evaluation should be focused on the pre-implementation phase during which frequent modifications occur. Continuous or repeated measurements of fidelity are recommended. Increased technical assistance and guidance are needed to

  17. Identifying and Embedding Common Indicators of Compromise in Virtual Machines for Lab-Based Incident Response Education

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    2015-09-01

    to a roundtable in October of 2014 and stated this: In the last decade, DOD—and specifically the Navy—has been forced to reassess our risk calculus ...Liston, T. (2006). Counter hack reloaded: A step-by-step guide to computer attacks and effective defenses (2nd ed.). Boston: Pearson Education. Slocombe

  18. Pop / Tõnu Kaalep

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    Kaalep, Tõnu, 1966-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Rinneradio "Lumix", Lisa Marie Presley "To Whom It May Concern", Erinevad esitajad "The Matrix Reloaded: The Album", Killer Mike "Monster", The Concretes "The Concretes", Deftones "Deftones", Godsmack "Faceless", Wimme "Barru", Alkaline Trio "Good Mourning", Set Fire To Flame "Telegraphs in Negative / Mouths trapped in Static"

  19. Implementation Pilot Project in Human Factors Engineering ENUSA; Proyecto Piloto Implantacion de Facores Humanos en Ingenieria de ENUSA

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    Choithramani Becerra, S.

    2013-07-01

    In this paper the analysis of an engineering project of the Technology and Commercial Fuel ENUSA called Designing a 5PWR reload from the point of view of Human Factors described. The study was conducted by analyzing error precursors and barriers, observation techniques, interviews and the methodology for risk analysis. Similarly, the tools applied and the results obtained are described in this paper.

  20. Validation of Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 Cycle 2 Refueling Design

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    PAN; Cui-jie; XIA; Zhao-dong; ZHU; Qing-fu

    2015-01-01

    Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1Cycle 2refueling design was validated with the PWR core fuel management package CMS(CASMO5,CMSLINK5and SIMULATE5),including validating fuel management report,validating reload safety evaluation report,validating nuclear design report and validating physics tests report.

  1. 75 FR 18242 - Florida Power and Light, St. Lucie Units 1 and 2; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation...

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    2010-04-09

    ... the human environment. Accordingly, the Commission has determined that an ] environmental impact... assemblies, complicating the fuel handling evolutions required for core reload during the Unit 1 RFO. In... casks and does not affect non-radiological plant effluents, or any other aspects of the...

  2. 10 CFR Appendix H to Part 73 - Weapons Qualification Criteria

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    2010-01-01

    ... position, then fire 2 rounds and reholster 2 15 yards 2 5 seconds Standing, draw weapon, move to kneeling...) Standing, draw weapon, fire 2 rounds, move to kneeling position and fire 2 rounds, reload and reholster Minimum qualifying = 70%. 4 15 yards 2 5 seconds Draw weapon and fire 2 rounds standing, come to low...

  3. Asbestos Air Monitoring Results at Eleven Family Housing Areas throughout the United States.

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    1991-05-23

    asbest laboratory blank which on subsequent 14. "Matrix"-Fiber or fibers with one which may interfere with the analys analysis has an average of less...These will be designated asbest il. Examine the grid at low It is reloaded Into the microscope and a structures and will be classified as magnification

  4. Pop / Tõnu Kaalep

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    Kaalep, Tõnu, 1966-

    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Rinneradio "Lumix", Lisa Marie Presley "To Whom It May Concern", Erinevad esitajad "The Matrix Reloaded: The Album", Killer Mike "Monster", The Concretes "The Concretes", Deftones "Deftones", Godsmack "Faceless", Wimme "Barru", Alkaline Trio "Good Mourning", Set Fire To Flame "Telegraphs in Negative / Mouths trapped in Static"

  5. Aerial Application of Acetaminophen treated Baits for Control of Brown Treesnakes

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    2016-01-22

    ejected properly from the dispenser. Another disadvantage of the dispensers was that only 144 flag-baits can be delivered before re-loading. This...Adams, and G. H. Rodda. 2009. Distribution, density, and biomass of introduced small mammals in the Southern Mariana Islands. Pac. Sci. 63: 205

  6. Complement activation promotes muscle inflammation during modified muscle use

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    Frenette, J.; Cai, B.; Tidball, J. G.

    2000-01-01

    Modified muscle use can result in muscle inflammation that is triggered by unidentified events. In the present investigation, we tested whether the activation of the complement system is a component of muscle inflammation that results from changes in muscle loading. Modified rat hindlimb muscle loading was achieved by removing weight-bearing from the hindlimbs for 10 days followed by reloading through normal ambulation. Experimental animals were injected with the recombinant, soluble complement receptor sCR1 to inhibit complement activation. Assays for complement C4 or factor B in sera showed that sCR1 produced large reductions in the capacity for activation of the complement system through both the classical and alternative pathways. Analysis of complement C4 concentration in serum in untreated animals showed that the classical pathway was activated during the first 2 hours of reloading. Analysis of factor B concentration in untreated animals showed activation of the alternative pathway at 6 hours of reloading. Administration of sCR1 significantly attenuated the invasion of neutrophils (-49%) and ED1(+) macrophages (-52%) that occurred in nontreated animals after 6 hours of reloading. The presence of sCR1 also reduced significantly the degree of edema by 22% as compared to untreated animals. Together, these data show that increased muscle loading activated the complement system which then briefly contributes to the early recruitment of inflammatory cells during modified muscle loading.

  7. PORTABLE SOURCE OF RADIOACTIVITY

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    Goertz, R.C.; Ferguson, K.R.; Rylander, E.W.; Safranski, L.M.

    1959-06-16

    A portable source for radiogiaphy or radiotherapy is described. It consists of a Tl/sup 170/ or Co/sup 60/ source mounted in a rotatable tungsten alloy plug. The plug rotates within a brass body to positions of safety or exposure. Provision is made for reloading and carrying the device safely. (T.R.H.)

  8. In Situ Observation of the Dislocation Structure Evolution During a Strain Path Change in Copper

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    Wejdemann, Christian; Poulsen, Henning Friis; Lienert, Ulrich

    2013-01-01

    and orientation of the resolved subgrains change only slightly, while their elastic stresses are significantly altered. This indicates the existence of a microplastic regime during which only the subgrains deform plastically and no yielding of the dislocation walls occurs. After reloading above 0.3% strain...

  9. Google Wave: Collaboration Reworked

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    Rethlefsen, Melissa L.

    2010-01-01

    Over the past several years, Internet users have become accustomed to Web 2.0 and cloud computing-style applications. It's commonplace and even intuitive to drag and drop gadgets on personalized start pages, to comment on a Facebook post without reloading the page, and to compose and save documents through a web browser. The web paradigm has…

  10. CopperCore 2.2.3

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    Changes in this version: great number of bug fixes with regard to notifcation handling, allowed empty items in order to be more compatible with Reload, added QTI content type for CopperCore Service Integration, improved error handling, improved Clicc and fixed a bug regarding the else operation in a

  11. Google Wave: Collaboration Reworked

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    Rethlefsen, Melissa L.

    2010-01-01

    Over the past several years, Internet users have become accustomed to Web 2.0 and cloud computing-style applications. It's commonplace and even intuitive to drag and drop gadgets on personalized start pages, to comment on a Facebook post without reloading the page, and to compose and save documents through a web browser. The web paradigm has…

  12. 77 FR 50533 - Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc.; Millstone Power Station, Unit 3

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    2012-08-21

    ... the ECCS for reactors that have fuel rods fabricated either with Zircaloy or ZIRLO\\TM\\. Appendix K to... systems for light-water nuclear power reactors,'' and Appendix K to 10 CFR Part 50, ``ECCS Evaluation Models,'' to allow the use of Optimized ZIRLO\\TM\\ fuel rod cladding in future core reload...

  13. On the nonlinear anelastic behaviour of AHSS

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    Torkabadi, A.; Meinders, V.T.; Boogaard, van den A.H.; Cardoso, R.; De Souza Neto, E.; César de Sá, J.M.A.; Adetoro, O.B.

    2016-01-01

    It has been widely observed that below the yield stress the loading/unloading stress-strain curves of plastically deformed metals are in fact not linear but slightly curved, showing a hysteresis behaviour during unloading/reloading cycles. In addition to the purely elastic strain, extra dislocation

  14. CopperCore 2.2.3

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    Vogten, Hubert; Martens, Harrie; Koper, Rob

    2005-01-01

    Changes in this version: great number of bug fixes with regard to notifcation handling, allowed empty items in order to be more compatible with Reload, added QTI content type for CopperCore Service Integration, improved error handling, improved Clicc and fixed a bug regarding the else operation in a

  15. Razões oprimidas

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    José Eustáquio Romão

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Paulo Freire, along his life, asked his disciples they must not repeat him; but, instead of that, they must reinvent him in each specific context. The Oppressed Reasons' approach is a reinvention's attempt of freirian's legacy in the epistemological field. Thus, this text rescue the principle that Paulo Freire developed in Pedagogy of the oppressed - the one that proposes that only the oppressed can liberate themselves and also liberate their oppressors- applying it in the field of knowledge theory and, therefore, demonstrating the epistemological vantage of the oppressed.

  16. US Cultural Studies: Oxymoron?

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This essay began in 1999 as an attempt to update my perceptions and experiences as a resident alien in the USA. Written expressly for what was then The UTS Review, it was intended to follow up my earlier piece published in 1997, ‘The Cultural Studies Thing You Do: In the USA after Sokal’. Just as the challenges initiated by that ‘affair’ seem to have evaporated, or been absorbed into the apparatus of systemic reinvention in the US academy, I am reinventing my correspondence.

  17. From Wakeful Nights to the Occupation of Schools: State of Exception, Subjectivity and Social Rights in Postmodernity

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    Full Text Available New social movements are occupying the public space. They are watching the preservation of human rights and are reinventing politics. The article is a contribution for the discussion of the state of exception and the subjectivity of the exercise of citizenship as a praxis to defend social human rights. Inspired by Luís Alberto Warat, the text treats the problem within a critical view of law based on the psychoanalytical theory of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. So, the state of anomia present in globalization is treated within a dialectical perspective: bears totalitarian violence and the chance for reinvention of rights.

  18. A compilation of structure functions in deep inelastic scattering

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    Gehrmann, T; Whalley, M R

    1999-01-01

    A compilation of all the available data on the unpolarized structure functions F/sub 2/ and xF/sub 3/, R=( sigma /sub L// sigma /sub T/), the virtual photon asymmetries A/sub 1/ and A/sub 2/ and the polarized structure functions g/sub 1/ and g/sub 2/, from deep inelastic lepton scattering off protons, deuterium and nuclei is presented. The relevant experiments at CERN, DESY, Fermilab and SLAC from 1991, the date of our earlier review, to the present day are covered. A brief general theoretical introduction is given followed by the data presented both in tabular and graphical form and, for the F/sub 2/ and XF/sub 3/ data, the predictions based on the MRST98 and CTEQ4 parton distribution functions are also displayed. All the data in this review, together with data on a wide variety of other reactions, can be found in and retrieved from the Durham-RAL HEP Databases on the World-Wide-Web (http://durpdg.dur.ac.uk/HEPDATA). (76 refs).

  19. Combination of Run-1 exotic searches in diboson final states at the LHC

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    Dias, F. [University of Edinburgh,Edinburgh (United Kingdom); Gadatsch, S. [CERN,Geneva (Switzerland); Gouzevich, M. [Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, Université de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS-IN2P3,Villeurbanne (France); Leonidopoulos, C. [University of Edinburgh,Edinburgh (United Kingdom); Novaes, S.F. [Universidade Estadual Paulista,Sao Paulo (Brazil); Oliveira, A. [Università di Padova e INFN - Sezione di Padova,Padova (Italy); Pierini, M. [CERN,Geneva (Switzerland); Tomei, T. [Universidade Estadual Paulista,Sao Paulo (Brazil)

    2016-04-26

    We perform a statistical combination of the ATLAS and CMS results for the search of a heavy resonance decaying to a pair of vector bosons with the √s=8 TeV datasets collected at the LHC. We take into account six searches in hadronic and semileptonic final states carried out by the two collaborations. We consider only public information provided by ATLAS and CMS in the HEPDATA database and in papers published in refereed journals. We interpret the combined results within the context of a few benchmark new physics models, such as models predicting the existence of a W{sup ′} or a bulk Randall-Sundrum spin-2 resonance, for which we present exclusion limits, significances, p-values and best-fit cross sections. A heavy diboson resonance with a production cross section of ∼4–5 fb and mass between 1.9 and 2.0 TeV is the exotic scenario most consistent with the experimental results. Models in which a heavy resonance decays preferentially to a WW final state are disfavoured.

  20. Combination of Run-1 Exotic Searches in Diboson Final States at the LHC

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    Dias, Flavia; Gouzevich, Maxime; Leonidopoulos, Christos; Novaes, Sergio; Oliveira, Alexandra; Pierini, Maurizio; Tomei, Thiago

    2016-01-01

    We perform a statistical combination of the ATLAS and CMS results for the search of a heavy resonance decaying to a pair of vector bosons with the $\\sqrt{s}=8$~TeV datasets collected at the LHC. We take into account six searches in hadronic and semileptonic final states carried out by the two collaborations. We consider only public information provided by ATLAS and CMS in the HEPDATA database and in papers published in refereed journals. The results are interpreted within the context of a few benchmark new physics models, such as models predicting the existence of a \\PWp or a bulk Randall-Sundum spin--2 resonance. We present exclusion limits, $z$-values, $p$-values and best-fit cross sections in different model interpretations for the combined results. Out of several benchmark exotic models considered in this study, a heavy resonance with a production cross section of $\\sim$5~fb and mass between 1.9 and 2.0 TeV is the scenario most consistent with the experimental results. Models in which a heavy resonance de...