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  1. Xavier Lagrue - 1969-2006

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    2006-01-01

    With sadness and consternation we mourn for the death of Xavier who left us suddenly at the age of 37. Xavier is a person to remember, especially for those of us who had worked with him at CERN. Still very young in 1998, he joined CERN's EP-TA2 group to work on the ALICE TPC. He was involved in the conception, preparation and tests of the prototype field cage, and made many original and significant contributions. His youthful enthusiasm that enlightened all of us would not succumb to hardship and setbacks. In 2004 he joined CMS where he soon became an expert in hydraulic and mechanical jacks to move the very large elements of the detector. He participated and managed very severe and complicate maneuvers to close CMS for the first time and made the Magnet and Cosmic Challenge Test a success. He was devoted to a high quality of work with a humble sense of responsibility for his team and project. Xavier was a great asset to our teams, professionally as well as humanly, and a wonderful friend to many of us. He w...

  2. Obituary: John Leroy Climenhaga, 1916-2008

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    Scarfe, Colin

    2009-01-01

    John Leroy Climenhaga was born on 7 November 1916 on a farm some 10 km from Delisle, a small town on the Canadian prairies, located about 50 km south-west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and died at his home in Victoria, British Columbia, on 27 May 2008. His parents, Reuben and Elizabeth (nee Bert) Climenhaga, were farming folk, and he carried their honest and open attitude to the world throughout his life. John was the seventh born, and last to die, of their ten children. His father also served as an ordained minister of the Brethren in Christ. In early adulthood, John worked on his father's farm, but then attended the University of Saskatchewan, obtaining a B.A. with Honors in Mathematics and Physics and an M.A. in Physics, in 1945 and 1949 respectively. Between these events he worked as a Physics Instructor at Regina College from 1946 to 1948. In 1949 Climenhaga joined the faculty of Victoria College, as one of only two physicists in a small institution that was then part of the University of British Columbia. He remained in Victoria for the rest of his career, playing a major role in the College's growth into a full-fledged university, complete with thriving graduate programs in physics and astronomy as well as in many other fields. He served as Head of the Physics Department during the 1960s, a period which saw the College become the University of Victoria, with a full undergraduate program in Physics, and campaigned successfully for the establishment of a program in Astronomy, which began in 1965. From 1969 until 1972 he held the position of Dean of Arts and Science, and championed the university's participation in the Tri-University Meson Facility, whose high-current medium-energy beam was ideal for the production and study of mesons and their physics. That period was a turbulent one in the university's history, but John's integrity and his balanced and fair-minded approach to conflicts were of immeasurable importance in steering the young institution through it

  3. Resisting the author: JT LeRoy's fictional authorship

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    Loontjens, J.

    2008-01-01

    In the last decade, the interest in the relation between author and text, author and autobiography, seems to have grown. In my article, I use the story of the author JT LeRoy as a framework to analyse what this growing interest means for our understanding of the word "author." JT LeRoy’s work was

  4. Xavier Herbert. Requiem for Genius

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    McDougall, Russell

    2017-01-01

    In today’s global celebrity culture it’s hard to imagine a word more over-used and abused than ‘genius’. It is a slippery word with a long and contradictory conceptual history. Yet, in the Land of the Tall Poppy, self-confessions of genius invariably have paved a broad road to public ridicule and denigration. Xavier Herbert’s notion of genius was not static. It changed throughout his life and it evolved through his writing. He agreed with Carlyle that the first condition of genius must always...

  5. Xavier Herbert. Requiem for Genius

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    Russell McDougall

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available In today’s global celebrity culture it’s hard to imagine a word more over-used and abused than ‘genius’. It is a slippery word with a long and contradictory conceptual history. Yet, in the Land of the Tall Poppy, self-confessions of genius invariably have paved a broad road to public ridicule and denigration. Xavier Herbert’s notion of genius was not static. It changed throughout his life and it evolved through his writing. He agreed with Carlyle that the first condition of genius must always be a ‘transcendent capacity of taking trouble’ and on this foundation he built his own concept of genius, as the unending ‘capacity for loving’. This article explores what genius meant to Xavier Herbert and how it translated into his fiction, before considering how our sense of genius today influences the way we respond to his most challenging fictions of love and hate, 'Capricornia' and 'Poor Fellow My Country'.

  6. Xavier Herbert: Forgotten or Repressed?

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    Liz Conor

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Xavier Herbert is one of Australia’s outstanding novelists and one of the more controversial. In his time, he was also an outspoken public figure. Yet many young Australians today have not heard of the man or his novels. His key works Capricornia (1938 and Poor Fellow My Country (1975 won major awards and were judged as highly significant on publication, yet there has been relatively little analysis of their impact. Although providing much material for Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster film Australia (2008, his works are rarely recommended as texts in school curricula or in universities. Gough Whitlam took a particular interest in the final draft of Poor Fellow My Country, describing it as a work of ‘national significance’ and ensuring the manuscript was sponsored to final publication. In 1976 Randolph Stow described it as ‘THE Australian classic’. Yet, a search of the Australian Literature database will show that it is one of the most under-read and least taught works in the Australian literary canon. In our view, an examination of his legacy is long overdue. This collection brings together new scholarship that explores the possible reasons for Herbert’s eclipse within public recognition, from his exposure of unpalatable truths such as interracial intimacy, to his relationship with fame. This reevaluation gives new readings of the works of this important if not troublesome public intellectual and author.

  7. Xavier Mina en los Estados Unidos (1816)

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    Ortuño Martínez, Manuel

    1999-01-01

    A very interesting fact related to the Spanish American rebellions against the mother country took place during the second decade of the XIX century. The protagonist was Xavier Mina, a young liberal soldier ignored by the Spanish historiography. American scholars like Harris G. Warren and Stanley Faye published the results of his researches many years ago. With the support of the Spanish liberal exiles and Spanish American living in London, Mina organized an intemational expedition that...

  8. Maurice Ewing Medalist: Xavier Le Pichon

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    Ewing, John I.; Le Pichon, Xavier

    1984-04-01

    Mr. President, fellow members of the American Geophysical Union, and members of the U.S. Navy, it gives me great pleasure to present the citation for the 1984 AGU/USN Maurice Ewing Medal, to be awarded to Dr. Xavier Le Pichon.After receiving diplomas in several disciplines of geology, physics, and geophysics from the University of Strasbourg during the 1950s, Xavier came to the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory as a visiting scientist where he put his knowledge to practice until 1968. In 1966 he received the Doctor of Sciences degree from the University of Strasbourg. Returning to France in 1968, Xavier spent the next five years at the Centre Océanologique de Bretagne in Brest where he founded the Research Group. From Brest he moved to the headquarters of CNEXO in Paris for 5 years and then to the University of Paris to found the new Laboratoire de Géodynamique. From his present position of professor at the university he will move next year to become director of the Geology Laboratory in the Ecole Normale Supérieure, one of the French Grandes Ecoles.

  9. [Fiessinger-Leroy-Reiter syndrome with non-obstructive cardiomyopathy treated with methotrexate].

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    Blétry, O; De Prost, Y; Scheuble, C; Frank, R; Godeau, P

    1979-07-01

    The case of a 50 year old male with the Fiessinger-Leroy-Reiter syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis and generalised pustular psoriasis is reported. This condition wax complicated by non-obstructive cardiomyopathy, congestive cardiac failure and first-degree atrioventricular block, the site of which was localised by electrophysiological studies (nodal block with an infrahisian conduction defect). After failure of several therapeutic regimes, a spectacular improvement was obtained with Methotrexate associated with a diuretic; the signs of heart failure regressed and the cardiomyopathy stablised. A parallel improvement was seen in the skin, cardiac and articular lesions and has been maintained with an 18 months follow-up. Left ventricular performance was studied by echocardiography. The mechanism of the beneficial effect of Methotrexate is unclear; this therapeutic trial is to be extended to include other cases of primary cardiomyopathy without obstruction.

  10. En torno a la realidad humana en Xavier Zubiri

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    Espinoza Lolas, Ricardo

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available This article inquires into the nature of human reality and its connection to the concept of person in the philosophy of Xavier Zubiri(1898-1983. The methodology of the analysis consists in reviewing the nature of human reality through the prism of noology, i.e., the final period of this author’s work, in order to introduce man from its always incarnate, prominently physical, dimension of human reality. This allows individual development and the historical and social display of the human being from a physical perspective to be represented.Este artículo indaga acerca del carácter de la realidad humana y su relación al concepto de persona en el pensamiento de Xavier Zubiri (1898-1983. La metodología de análisis consiste en revisar el carácter de la realidad humana desde la noología, esto es, la última etapa de la obra del autor, a fin de presentar al hombre desde su dimensión eminentemente física y siempre encarnada de la realidad humana, permitiendo repensar desde una perspectiva física el desarrollo individual, así como también, el despliegue social e histórico del ser humano.

  11. Leroy Clarke entre poésie et peinture, Chantre de la spiritualité et de la liberté Leroy Clarke: The double ritual of poetic and plastic creation, a way to freedom

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    Patricia Donatien-Yssa

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The Trinidadian painter Leroy Clarke is hungry for art, and every piece of paper becomes under his fingers a field of experimentation for his excessive and impressive style. This anti-colonialist activist is also a Shango Baptist priest and in his conception of writing and painting, art cannot be an individualist exercise but is a space for communication with his people.This famous Caribbean painter practices an art whose strong symbolism finds its origin in the Shango Baptist faith which is one the bases of his work. But Leroy Clarke hates limits and cannot conceive being restricted to only one form of art; for painting, poetry or dance are all only the vectors of messages from the spirits. Painting and writing are, for Clarke, ritual acts of sublimation of the original and historical suffering of the Caribbean peoples, which transform the unspeakable and the unbearable into aesthetic realizations.So, in Clarke’s works, signs, words, traces and colours are organised in an identical dynamic of accumulation, correspondence and swarming which place the observer in an interstice outside time and space where he can be immersed in an embracing plenitude.

  12. Remapping Capricornia: Xavier Herbert’s Cosmopolitan Imagination

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    Ellen Smith

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Since its publication in 1938 critics have generally read Xavier Herbert’s Capricornia as a nationalist novel, even when its nationalism is seen to be structured by contradiction. But little attention has been given to the ways in which Herbert’s complex, multifarious and heteroglossic novel exceeds and challenges the very possibility of coherent national space and a coherent national story. This essay considers moments and spaces in Herbert’s novel where the national is displaced and unravelled. Drawing on Rebecca Walkowitz’s idea of cosmopolitan style and Suvendrini Perera’s work on Australia’s insular imagination I identify a critical cosmopolitanism that inheres in the novel’s geographical imagination and its literary form, particularly the narrative voice which retains a critical distance from the nationalist sensibility of various characters and plot lines, performing a detached and restless homelessness that I identify with the cosmopolitan. Ultimately I ask how the novel’s spatial and environmental imagination displaces its nationalist agenda, making space for a different kind of social imagination—one that does not confine itself to the terms of the nation or organise itself around a central figure for the nation.

  13. Honoring the work and life of Leroy C. Stevens. A symposium as part of the International Stem Cell Initiative Workshop.

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    Graham, Christopher F; Solter, Davor; Gearhart, John D; Nadeau, Joseph H; Knowles, Barbara B

    2016-01-01

    In 2016, a symposium was convened in Leroy C. Stevens' honor, in association with a meeting of the International Stem Cell Initiative (ISCI). ISCI, funded internationally, is composed of a group of ~100 scientists from many countries, under the leadership of Peter Andrews, who have worked together to characterize a significant number of human pluripotent stem cell lines, to monitor their genetic stability and their differentiation into mature cell types and tissues in vitro and in vivo. Those at the ISCI meeting puzzled through one of the thorniest problems in the therapeutic use of the differentiated derivatives of pluripotent stem cells for human therapy; namely, pluripotent stem cells can differentiate into any cell type in the adult organism, but they also have the capacity for unlimited self-renewal, hence if mutated they may have tumorigenic potential. The meeting considered how these cells might become genetically or epigenetically abnormal and how the safety of these cells for human therapeutic uses could be assessed and assured. The symposium was an opportunity to pay tribute to Leroy Stevens and to the basic science origins of this newest aspect of regenerative medicine. It was a time to reflect on the past and on how it can influence the future of our field.

  14. 75 FR 15439 - Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Medical Device Conference

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    2010-03-29

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0001] Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Medical Device Conference AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of public conference. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

  15. 78 FR 15957 - Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Medical Device Conference

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    2013-03-13

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0001] Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Medical Device Conference AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of public conference. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

  16. 77 FR 10537 - Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Medical Device Conference

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    2012-02-22

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2012-N-0001] Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Medical Device Conference AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of public conference. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

  17. 75 FR 22412 - Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Outsourcing Conference

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    2010-04-28

    ... Selection Process--the criteria a contract organization should use to consider saying no to a contract... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0001] Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Outsourcing Conference AGENCY: Food and Drug...

  18. Saint Francis Xavier on Jesuit School Stages of the Bohemian Province

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    Bobková, Kateřina; Jacková, Magdaléna

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 25, č. 2 (2015), s. 135-155 ISSN 0515-3190 R&D Projects: GA ČR GPP406/12/P823 Institutional support: RVO:68378068 ; RVO:67985963 Keywords : St. Francis Xavier * Jesuit saints * Jesuit theatre * neolatin drama * school theatre * Avancini, Nicolaus * Engel, Arnoldus Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision; AB - History (HIU-Y)

  19. 76 FR 15986 - Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Medical Device Conference

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    2011-03-22

    ... Clinical Trials. Risk Management and Design Controls. 510(k) SE Decision Making Process. Warning Letter... responsible for subsequent changes to the Web site after this document publishes in the Federal Register. To... payment information for the fee to Xavier University, Attention: Sue Bensman, 3800 Victory Pkwy...

  20. Building integrated pathways to independence for diverse biomedical researchers: Project Pathways, the BUILD program at Xavier University of Louisiana.

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    Foroozesh, Maryam; Giguette, Marguerite; Morgan, Kathleen; Johanson, Kelly; D'Amour, Gene; Coston, Tiera; Wilkins-Green, Clair

    2017-01-01

    Xavier University of Louisiana is a historically Black and Catholic university that is nationally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula. Approximately 73% of Xavier's students are African American, and about 77% major in the biomedical sciences. Xavier is a national leader in the number of STEM majors who go on to receive M.D. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in science and engineering. Despite Xavier's advances in this area, African Americans still earn about 7.5% of the Bachelor's degrees, less than 8% of the Master's degrees, and less than 5% of the doctoral degrees conferred in STEM disciplines in the United States. Additionally, although many well-prepared, highly-motivated students are attracted by Xavier's reputation in the sciences, many of these students, though bright and capable, come from underperforming public school systems and receive substandard preparation in STEM disciplines. The purpose of this article is to describe how Xavier works to overcome unequal education backgrounds and socioeconomic challenges to develop student talent through expanding biomedical training opportunities and build on an established reputation in science education. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)-funded BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) Program at Xavier University of Louisiana, Project Pathways , is a highly-innovative program designed to broaden the career interests of students early on, and to engage them in activities that entice them to continue their education towards biomedical research careers. Project strategies involve a transformation of Xavier's academic and non-academic programs through the redesign, supplementation and integration of academic advising, tutoring, career services, personal counseling, undergraduate research training, faculty research mentoring, and development of new biomedical and research skills courses. The Program also

  1. Xavier Zubiri e il problema della verità ‘attuale’

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    Ponzio, Paolo

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to investigate the problem of truth in the thinking of Xavier Zubiri, from its beginnings. For this reason, even if the goal is to explore the concept of truth in his last declination, i.e., in the trilogy of sentient intelligence (1980-1983, previous essays by the philosopher must not be ignored when assessing his originality with respect to Twentieth century philosophy.El presente artículo quiere indagar el problema de la verdad en el pensamiento de Xavier Zubiri, desde sus inicios. Por esta razón, incluso si el objetivo es explorar el concepto de verdad en su última declinación, es decir, dentro de la trilogía de la inteligencia sentiente (1980-1983, no se puede ignorar los ensayos anteriores del filósofo, para evaluar plenamente la originalidad de su pensamiento con respecto a la filosofía del siglo XX.

  2. Una lucha a "cielo abierto" : el caso del Frente Amplio Opositor a Minera San Xavier

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    Lamberti, María Julieta

    2010-01-01

    Se presenta un estudio de caso de un conflicto ecológico distributivo por la instalación de una empresa minera de tajo a cielo abierto desde la perspectiva de uno de los actores involucrados, el Frente Amplio Opositor a Minera San Xavier en Cerro de San Pedro, San Luis Potosí. Para dar cuenta del sentido que le otorgan los miembros del FAO a la instalación de la empresa en la comunidad se utilizan los procesos de enmarcado como herramienta de interpretación. I. La interpretación de los con...

  3. El ritmo de intensidad en La rosa escrita de Xavier Abril

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    Óscar Coello

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Luego de las aventuras rítmicas practicadas por Abril en las más audaces posiciones de vanguardia, se produce una abjuración insólita –explicada luego metatextualmente– en la poiesis del artista, que lo regresa a los cauces de la elaboración versal tradicional. La rosa escrita es el poemario más emblemático de este retorno. La presente ponencia ejemplifica en un texto, a través del ritmo de intensidad, los pormenores de esta redención.Palabras claves: Xavier Abril, La rosa escrita, Vanguardia, ritmo.

  4. [The royal philanthropic expedition of the vaccine (Xavier de Balmis/Josep Salvany). 1803-1806].

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    Botet, Francesc Asensi

    2009-12-01

    Six years after Jenner discovered the anti-smallpox vaccine, King Charles IV mandated the initiation of vaccination campaigns throughout his kingdom. The overseas campaign was coordinated by the Valencian military doctor Xavier de Balmis with the aid of the Catalan Josep Salvany. The vaccine was transported to America "in vivo" in 22 children. The expedition departed from La Coruña on November 1806 and arrived to the Venezuelan port of La Guayra where it was split in two: One sub expedition under the order of Josep Salvany, continued by land to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Salvany died in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba. The other sub expedition, leaded by Balmis himself, continued by sea to Cuba and Mexico. From Acapulco it arrived to Manila and from there to Macau followed by inland penetration into China.

  5. E. Leroy Ryer (1880-1972) and Elmer E. Hotaling (1887-1950), optometric leaders and authors, and partners in optometry practice.

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    Goss, David A

    2011-04-01

    E. LeRoy Ryer and Elmer E. Hotaling were very prominent optometrists of the first half of the twentieth century and made numerous contributions to the profession. They were among the early pioneers of professional optometry practice. They published many articles in optometry journals, and did work in instrument design. They were charter members of the American Academy of Optometry in 1922, Ryer having suggested such an organization in 1905. In the first decade of the twentieth century, they were briefly faculty members in a two-year optometry school, an unusual length of study for the time. This paper presents brief biographical sketches of each, along with discussion of the two books they coauthored, Optometric Procedure and Ophthalmometry. The former book contained much of their views on how optometry should be practiced.

  6. Developing Breast Cancer Program at Xavier: Genomic and Proteomic Analysis of Signaling Pathways Involved in Xenohormone and MEK5 Regulation of Breast Cancer

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    Wiese, Thomas E

    2005-01-01

    Xavier University (XU) and the Tulane Cancer Center (TCC) will build a core of human talent that will address scientific problems such as drug resistance and the effect of environmental agents on breast cancer (BC...

  7. Developing Breast Cancer Program at Xavier; Genomic and Proteomic Analysis of Signaling Pathways Involved in Xenohormone and MEK5 Regulation of Breast Cancer

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    Wiese, Thomas E

    2006-01-01

    Xavier University (XU) and the Tulane Cancer Center (TCC) will build a core of human talent that will address scientific problems such as drug resistance and the effect of environmental agents on breast cancer (BC...

  8. Developing Breast Cancer Program at Xavier; Genomic and Proteomic Analysis of Signaling Pathways Involved in Xenohormone and MEK5 Regulation of Breast Cancer

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    Wiese, Thomas E

    2007-01-01

    Xavier University (XU) and the Tulane Cancer Center (TCC) will build a core of human talent that will address scientific problems such as drug resistance and the effect of environmental agents on breast cancer (BC...

  9. Encountering Indigeneity: Xavier Herbert, ‘Inky’ Stephensen and the Problems of Settler Nationalism

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    Dan Tout

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available The 1930s in Australia was a period marked by rising awareness of and attention to Australia’s ‘half-caste problem’. Released and promoted in tandem with the 1938 sesquicentenary of Australia’s settler colonisation, Xavier Herbert’s novel Capricornia appeared as a searing protest against the exclusion of so-called ‘half-castes’ from white Australia. The novel itself was published by the Publicist Publishing Company, platform for rationalist and businessman W.J. Miles and editor and polemicist P.R. ‘Inky’ Stephensen, both strict advocates of a racially pure white Australia. Yet together, Herbert and his patrons capitalised on the sesquicentenary, and the Day of Mourning protests they helped organise, to promote what they proclaimed the ‘Great Australian Novel’. This article reads Herbert’s racial understandings in relation to those of Stephensen, and reads them both in relation to the prevailing circumstances of 1930s Australia, as well as the underlying dynamics of settler colonialism. Whereas Stephensen subscribed to the ‘Aryan Aborigines’ hypothesis and emphasised Australia’s supposed racial purity, Herbert celebrated instead the potentiality of ‘Euraustralian’ hybridity. While these approaches are ostensibly at odds, this article argues instead that they share a common drive towards settler indigenisation and independence as their ultimate aims.

  10. Blood Call and ‘Natural Flutters’: Xavier Herbert’s Racialised Quartet of Heteronormativity

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    Liz Conor

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available National belonging for Xavier Herbert was intimately tied to interracial sexuality. ‘Euraustralians’ (‘half-castes’ were for Herbert a redemptive motif that could assuage the ‘awful loneliness of the colonial born’ by which he hinted at the land claim of settler-colonials as spurious. Herbert’s exposure of the spectrum of interracial sex—from companionate marriage to casual prostitution to endemic sexual assault—in his novels Capricornia (1938 and Poor Fellow My Country (1975 was unprecedented and potentially game-changing in the administration of Aboriginal women’s sexuality under the assimilation era. But his deeply fraught masculinity was expressed through a picaresque frontier manhood that expressed itself through this spectrum of relations with Aboriginal women. For all his radical assertions of a ‘Euraustralian’ or hybrid nation, Herbert was myopic and dismissive of the women attached to the ‘lean loins’ he hoped it would spring from. He was also vitriolic about the white women, including wives, who interfered with white men’s access to Aboriginal women’s bodies. In this article I examine how Herbert’s utopian racial destinies depended on the unexamined sexual contract of monogamy and the asymmetrical pact to which it consigned white men and white women, and the class of sexually available Indigenous women, or ‘black velvet’, it rested on in colonial scenarios of sex.

  11. CERN Library and Art@CMS present Artist and Painter Xavier Cortada and CMS Physicist Pete Markowitz

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    2013-01-01

    Xavier Cortada is an American artist and painter, and an artist in residence at Florida International University (FIU) College of Architecture and the Arts who also specializes in participatory art projects. His work includes art installations at the Earth’s poles to generate awareness about climate change, child welfare murals in Bolivia and peace murals in Cyprus. Xavier will be in conversation with CMS physicist Pete Markowitz, also from FIU, to discuss the participatory art piece which they developed together. The piece will be showcased in the CMS detector hall on Thursday 11 April during the experiment’s conference week. The piece promises to "engage 300 scientists from around the world in a performance art piece that transforms them into the very subatomic particles they research". It is the first piece by Art@CMS, a new project inspired by the Arts@CERN programme. Discover more about how this new piece was developed and more about Xavier’s ...

  12. Restoring San Xavier del Bac, "Our Church": Tohono O'odham Work to Restore the 200-Year-Old Church Built by Their Ancestors.

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    Fontana, Bernard L.

    1995-01-01

    The Tohono O'odham built Mission San Xavier del Bac for Franciscan missionaries in the late 1700s and have protected and cared for it through changing circumstances ever since. As part of a massive restoration project, outstanding experts have been restoring the church's painted and sculpted interior and training local Tohono O'odham to be…

  13. Woman in the Making: The Impact of the Constructed Campus Environment of Xavier University of Louisiana on the Construction of Black Womanhood

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    Njoku, Nadrea R.

    2017-01-01

    This study explores the experiences of African American women as students at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA). This study specifically focuses on how these women's experiences at their HBCU facilitated their construction of Black womanhood. This study did not aim to compare, contrast, or situate the experiences of African American women…

  14. Minería, conflicto y mediadores locales: Minera San Xavier en Cerro de San Pedro, México Mineira, conflito e mediadores locais: Minera San Xavier em Cerro de San Pedro Mining, conflict and local brokers: Minera San Xavier in Cerro de San Pedro

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    Hernán Horacio Schiaffini

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo indaga en las instancias de mediación que intervienen en la articulación de procesos económicos de gran escala y su puesta en práctica local. Basándonos en el conflicto que se produjo en el Municipio de Cerro de San Pedro (San Luis Potosí, México entre la empresa Minera San Xavier y el Frente Amplio Opositor (FAO a la misma, aplicamos el método etnográfico con el objetivo de describir las estructuras locales de mediación política y analizar sus prácticas y racionalidad. Intentamos demostrar así la importancia de los factores políticos locales en las vinculaciones entre estado, empresa y población.Este trabalho indaga nas instâncias de mediação que intervêm em processos econômicos de grande escala e sua posta em prática local. Baseando-nos no conflito no Cerro de San Pedro (San Luis Potosí, México entre a empresa Minera San Xavier e a Frente Amplio Opositor (FAO aplicamos o método etnográfico pra descrever as estruturas de mediação política locais e analisar suas práticas e racionalidade. Tenta-se demonstrar assim a importância dos fatores políticos locais nas vinculações entre estado, empresa e população.This paper investigates in instances of mediation involved in large-scale economic processes and local implementation. Analyzing the conflict in Cerro de San Pedro (San Luis Potosí, México among San Xavier mining company and the Frente Amplio Opositor (FAO, it applies an ethnographic approach to describe the local structures of political mediation and its practices and rationality. The work shows the relevance of local factors in the relationships between State, company and people.

  15. Transformaciones del modelo Neogranadino de parroquialización. El caso de la Parroquia San Francisco Xavier de Piedecuesta

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    Luis Rubén Pérez Pinzón

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los fundamentos canónigos, las razones virreinales y los rituales eclesiásticos que justificaron las fundaciones parroquiales del siglo XVIII. Para ello se enfatiza en el modelo de urbanismo de las autoridades borbónicas que sustituyó la práctica de fundaciones de ciudades y villas de los siglos XVI y XVII a partir de capitulaciones. Modelo de necesidades demostradas, visitas a las instituciones virreinales y verificación de méritos que se puede comprobar desde el caso de la parroquia moderna de San Francisco Xavier del Pie de la Cuesta (Santander, Colombia, la cual pasó de ser un sitio irregular a la próspera Villa de San Carlos del siglo XIX.

  16. Tulane/Xavier University hazardous materials in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Annual technical report, January 1--December 31, 1995

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    Tulane and Xavier Universities have singled out the environment as a major strategic focus for research and training for now and beyond the year 2000. In 1989, the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR) was established as the umbrella organization which coordinates environmental research at both universities. In December, 1992, the Tulane/Xavier CBR was awarded a five year grant to study pollution in the Mississippi River system. The Hazardous Materials in Aquatic Environments of the Mississippi River Basin project is a broad research and education program aimed at elucidating the nature and magnitude of toxic materials that contaminate aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Studies include defining the complex interactions that occur during the transport of contaminants, the actual and potential impact on ecological systems and health, and the mechanisms through which these impacts might be remediated. The Mississippi River Basin represents a model system for analyzing and solving contamination problems that are found in aquatic systems world-wide. Summaries which describe objectives, goals, and accomplishments are included on ten collaborative cluster projects, two education projects, and six initiation projects. Selected papers are indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  17. Dosimetry in occupational exposure workers of the medical institutes of the University San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca; Dosimetria en TOEs de los institutos medicos de la Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca

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    Zambrana Z, A. J.; Castro S, O.; Huanca S, E.; Torrez C, M. [Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, Instituto de Medicina Nuclear de Sucre, Plaza Libertad No. 1, Sucre (Bolivia, Plurinational State of); Villca Q, I., E-mail: nuclear_sre@entelnet.bo [Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia Dr. Jose Cupertino Arteaga, Plaza Libertad No. 1, Sucre (Bolivia, Plurinational State of)

    2014-08-15

    In this work is made a retrospective analysis of the record, of the dosimetric control readings processed by the Dosimetry Laboratory of the Instituto Boliviano de Ciencia y Tecnologia Nuclear, as regulator entity at national level for Occupational Exposed Workers (OEWs) to ionizing radiations, of the Medical Institutes of the Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, by a period of 10 and 15 years. The results showed that in the Nuclear Medicine Institute of Sucre, the Accumulated Occupational Exposure of a total of 393 readings of 15 OEWs was of 20.4 mSv, identifying as maximum value 10.2 mSv, in the official that develops the Radio-pharmacy activities (elution, fractionation, preparation and management). In the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia Dr. Jose Cupertino Arteaga the dosimetric background registered an Accumulated Occupational Exposure of a total of 1319 readings of 50 OEWs of 309.69 mSv, with a maximum value of 62.30 mSv, corresponding to the worker of the technical area (maintenance, adjustment and calibration). Comparison that allows to infer that the difference is due mainly to the radio-active source type {sup 99m}Tc Vs {sup 60}Co utilized in these health centers. (Author)

  18. Certolizumab, an anti-TNF safe during pregancy? The CRIB Study results: an interview with Professor Xavier Mariette.

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    Mariette, Xavier

    2017-09-01

    Professor Xavier Mariette, MD, PhD, has served as the Head of the Rheumatology Department of Bicêtre Hospital, Paris-Sud University since 1999, a role he took following 10 years of practice of clinical immunology. Professor Mariette has initiated a number of clinical research studies on biotherapies in autoimmune diseases. He is the head of the French RATIO (Research Axed on Tolerance of Biotherapy) observatory, collecting specific rare serious adverse events in patients treated with anti-TNF. He initiated the French AIR (Autoimmunity and Rituximab) and ORA (Orencia and Rheumatoid arthritis) registries of patients with autoimmune diseases treated with rituximab and abatacept. He initiated clinical trials in Sjögren's syndrome with infliximab, hydroxychloroquine and belimumab. Professor Mariette is involved in basic research, leading a group working on pathogeny of Sjögren's syndrome, relationships between innate immunity and B-cell activation in autoimmunity and the relationships between autoimmunity and lymphoma. Professor Mariette is also very interested in new ways of teaching. In 2007, he participated with other European Experts in the creation of the EULAR Web Course of Rheumatology in 2007. Professor Mariette has been the President of the Scientific Committee of the EULAR meeting, which took place in Berlin in 2012 and is in 2016 the elect Chair of the EULAR standing committee on investigative rheumatology. Professor Mariette is co-author of more than 430 publications referenced in PubMed with an H-index of 61.

  19. Dosimetry in occupational exposure workers of the medical institutes of the University San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca

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    Zambrana Z, A. J.; Castro S, O.; Huanca S, E.; Torrez C, M.; Villca Q, I.

    2014-08-01

    In this work is made a retrospective analysis of the record, of the dosimetric control readings processed by the Dosimetry Laboratory of the Instituto Boliviano de Ciencia y Tecnologia Nuclear, as regulator entity at national level for Occupational Exposed Workers (OEWs) to ionizing radiations, of the Medical Institutes of the Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, by a period of 10 and 15 years. The results showed that in the Nuclear Medicine Institute of Sucre, the Accumulated Occupational Exposure of a total of 393 readings of 15 OEWs was of 20.4 mSv, identifying as maximum value 10.2 mSv, in the official that develops the Radio-pharmacy activities (elution, fractionation, preparation and management). In the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia Dr. Jose Cupertino Arteaga the dosimetric background registered an Accumulated Occupational Exposure of a total of 1319 readings of 50 OEWs of 309.69 mSv, with a maximum value of 62.30 mSv, corresponding to the worker of the technical area (maintenance, adjustment and calibration). Comparison that allows to infer that the difference is due mainly to the radio-active source type 99m Tc Vs 60 Co utilized in these health centers. (Author)

  20. Del corpus theologicum de Xavier Zubiri a una pastoral de la Providencia en Latinoamérica

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    Full Text Available A partir de los tres niveles de la experiencia de Dios en que, según Xavier Zubiri, se concretiza la Providencia divina: a experiencia universal de religación, propia de todo ser humano; b experiencia específicamente religiosa (gracia, en las que la iniciativa procede de Dios que se va revelando en el espacio y en el tiempo, a nivel individual, social e histórico; y c experiencia de la encarnación, constituida por la experiencia de la deiformidad, expresión esencial del cristianismo que se hace realidad en la persona de Cristo, en quien Dios asume forma humana y el hombre se deiformiza, este artículo se acerca a la Providencia por la vía de la encarnación, que le indica al hombre que la experiencia de Dios no lo aleja del mundo sino que lo obliga a él, constatación desde la que se propone para Latinoamérica una pastoral que integra responsablemente la idea de la Providencia de Dios.

  1. Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research; project: hazardous materials in aquatic environments; subproject: biomarkers and risk assessment in Bayou Trepagnier, LA

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    1996-01-01

    Tulane and Xavier Universities have singled out the environment as a major strategic focus for research and training for now and beyond the year 2000. the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR) was established in 1989 as the umbrella organization to coordinate environmental research at both universities. CBR projects funded by the DOE under the Hazardous Materials in Aquatic Environments grant are defining the following: (1) the complex interactions that occur during the transport of contaminants through wetlands environments, (2) the actual and potential impact of contaminants on ecological systems and health, (3) the mechanisms and new technologies through which these impacts might be remediated, and (4) new programs aimed at educating and training environmental workers of the future. The subproject described in this report, 'Biomarkers and Risk Assessment in Bayou Trepagnier, LN', is particularly relevant to the US Department of Energy's Environmental Restoration and Waste Management program aimed at solving problems related to hazard monitoring and clean-up prioritization at sites with aquatic pollution problems in the DOE complex

  2. Havarie (Xavier Koller, 2005)

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    On aurait pu attendre de ce Suisse installé en Californie depuis le succès de Voyage vers l’espoir – film auquel fut décerné un Oscar – une œuvre qui, tout en jouant la carte du film de genre (thriller sur fond de haute finance helvétique), témoigne d’une certaine ambition. Il n’en est rien, et le film n’en fait pas mystère puisqu’il affiche dès sa séquence d’ouverture un suspense lourdaud et des effets de dramatisation que l’on associe immédiatement aux séries télévisuelles. Havarie est un p...

  3. Tribute to Raymond Leroy Murray - Educator

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    Roy, D.H.

    1986-01-01

    This paper reviews the work done by Murray in the areas of nuclear research and education. Topics considered in the paper include fuel management, historical aspects, educational facilities, and the fuel cycle

  4. O inventário das curiosidades botânicas da Nouvelle France de Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix (1744 The inventory of botanical curiosities in Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix's Nouvelle France (1744

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    Full Text Available Verifica a extensão dos aportes botânicos de Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix em Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France em relação a trabalhos de pesquisadores anteriores, suas valorações das representações iconográficas e discursivas e aplicabilidade no projeto de colonização francesa. Investiga-se o que o levou a preterir o modelo taxionômico de Lineu e o que pretendia com seu catálogo de curiosidades botânicas. O desenlace de sua trajetória filosófico-religiosa permite compreender seu posicionamento no quadro de classificação da natureza, os sentidos das informações etnológicas, as formas de apropriação intelectual e os usos da iconografia botânica e do discurso como propaganda político-emotiva para incentivar a ocupação colonial.The article explores the botanical contributions of Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix's book Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France vis-à-vis the contributions of previous researchers, his use of iconographic and discursive representations and its relevance to the project of French colonization. It investigates why he refused Linnaeus' taxonomic model and what he intended with his catalogue of botanical curiosities. The unfolding of his philosophical and religious trajectory allows to understand his stance regarding the classification of nature, the meanings of ethnological information, his forms of intellectual appropriation, and his use of discourse and botanical iconography as political and emotional propaganda to encourage colonial settlement.

  5. Conférence | À quelle distance sommes-nous des Lumières ? | Etienne Klein et François-Xavier Verger | 4 mars

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    À quelle distance sommes-nous des Lumières ?, par Etienne Klein et François-Xavier Verger.   Mercredi 4 mars 2015 à 20h30 Globe de la science et de l'innovation Route de Meyrin, 1211 Genève Soirée en français Etienne Klein : L'esprit des Lumières promeut l’autonomie de l’entendement et la primauté de l’esprit scientifique. Il pose également la finalité humaine de nos actes – on ne vise pas Dieu, mais les hommes –, et l’universalité, notamment celle des droits de l’homme. Nous nous considérons volontiers comme les héritiers des Lumières. Mais à quelle distance sommes-nous réellement de leur esprit ? Etienne Klein est physicien, directeur de recherches au CEA et docteur en philosophie des sciences. Il est professeur &a...

  6. Arizona TeleMedicine Network: Segment Specifications--Tuba City via Mt. Elden, Phoenix; Keams Canyon, Second Mesa, Low Mountain; Phoenix, San Carlos, Bylas; Keams Canyon via Ganado Mesa, Ft. Defiance; Tuba City via Black Mesa, Ft. Defiance; and Budgetary Cost Information--Pinal Peak via San Xavier, Tucson.

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    The communication links of five different segments of the Arizona TeleMedicine Network (a telecommunication system designed to provide health services for American Indians in rurally isolated areas) and budgetary cost information for Pinal Peak via San Xavier and Tucson are described in this document. The five communication links are identified…

  7. El proceso de revisión a la traducción de Francisco Xavier Balmis del Tratado histórico y práctico de la vacuna, de Moreau de la Sarthe The revision process of Francisco Xavier Balmis' translation of Moreau de la Sarthe's Historical and Practical Treatise on Vaccines

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    José Tuells

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available El Tratado histórico y práctico de la vacuna de Moreau de la Sarthe, traducido por Francisco Xavier de Balmis y publicado en 1803, fue uno de los protagonistas de la Real Expedición Filantrópica de la Vacuna, convirtiéndose en el primer Manual de Vacunaciones oficial reconocido así por un gobierno. En 1801, Balmis decide traducirlo, y se suma a la primera hornada de difusores del método de Edward Jenner en España. Analizamos el procedimiento a que fue sometido desde su envío para revisión hasta su edición final, en el que transcurren 16 meses. Tras una remisión incompleta, el revisor señala a Balmis errores en el estilo, en la propia traducción y omisiones a pasajes de la obra original. La decisión final tras las correcciones fue de aceptación, aunque no obtuvo la autorización deseada por Balmis para incluir una dedicatoria a la Reina, hecho que incrementaría su impacto, justificado en la consideración de que no era una obra singular en su género o de un mérito sobresaliente. Finalmente, Balmis lo dedica a las madres de familia. Con una tirada inicial de 500 ejemplares y una inmediata posterior de 2000, tuvo una amplia difusión en la América latina. El estudio destaca la influencia de los evaluadores en la calidad de la producción científica.Moreau de la Sarthe's Traité historique et pratique de la vaccine, translated by Francisco Xavier de Balmis and published in 1803, was one of the protagonists of the Royal Philanthropic Expedition of the Vaccine, and became the first official vaccination manual recognized by a government. Balmis decided to translate Moreau's work in 1801, joining the first generation of disseminators of Edward Jenner's method in Spain. The translation process from return for review to final publication 16 months later is analyzed in this article. After Balmis submitted the still-incomplete work, the reviewer pointed out errors in style and in the translation itself, and omissions of passages from

  8. Xavier Poux (coord., 2006, Agriculture, environnement et territoires. Quatre scénarios à l’horizon 2025, Paris, La documentation Française, 222 p.

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    Full Text Available Comment les relations agriculture/environnement vont-elles évoluer à l’avenir ? L’ouvrage coordonné par Xavier POUX, rend compte du travail mené par le Groupe de la Bussière, composé d’acteurs de terrain, de scientifiques de diverses disciplines et de membres des différents ministères mandataires. L’exercice, à l’initiative du Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Alimentation, de la Pêche et des Affaires rurales, du Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable (MEDD et du Centre Nati...

  9. Réforme ou révolution ? Le Projet national de José Rizal (1861-1896 pour les Philippines, Hélène Goujat, préface de Xavier Huetz de Lemps

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available En Asie du Sud-Est, aucun autre pays ne connaît un héros national aussi écrasant que José Rizal aux Philippines. L’introduction de Xavier Huetz de Lemps donne bien la dimension de cette figure mythique sur laquelle existe en anglais, en espagnol, en filipino et dans les autres langues des Philippines une quantité impressionnante d’études les plus diverses. Il existe même des congrès internationaux réunissant les spécialistes de la vie et de l’œuvre de José Rizal. En France, peu de travaux ava...

  10. A presença do Novo Mundo na iconografia da morte e dos sonhos de São Francisco Xavier: a missão jesuítica e as partes e gentes do Império Português

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    Luís Filipe Silvério Lima

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    Full Text Available A proposta deste artigo é analisar diferentes leituras pictóricas da morte e dos sonhos de S. Francisco Xavier, desde inícios do século XVII até a parte da pesquisa em relação à morte deriva de monografia defendida em 2010 na Unifesp. Versões da parte sobre o sonho foram apresentadas em congressos em 2010 e uma prévia bastante resumida foi publicada na Revista de História da Biblioteca Nacional (n. 93, Junho de 2013. Gostaríamos de agradecer às contribuições feitas naquelas ocasiões pela audiência e pela banca, bem como também agradecemos a André Tavares, Evergton Sales Souza, Renato Cymbalista e aos pareceristas. A pesquisa contou com o apoio do CNPq e da Fapesp. meados do século XVIII. Se o jesuíta, mesmo antes de sua canonização em 1622 era entendido como Apóstolo do Oriente, a partir da segunda metade do século XVII, ocorreu uma mudança iconográfica pela qual aos personagens e elementos asiáticos somaram-se africanos e índios americanos na representação da cena de sua morte e de seus sonhos. Pretende-se a partir desse câmbio imagético analisar a construção de um programa visual da hagiografia de Xavier, no qual a vinculação exclusiva com o Oriente é suplantada pelos esforços em caracterizá-lo como exemplo máximo para a Missão, aplicável também - e sobretudo - às Américas. Interessam aqui em particular essas modulações no caso do Brasil e do Império Português.

  11. Xavier University CERE Program [Consortium for Environmental Risk Evaluation

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    The workshop provided training for 20 environmental professionals and educators. The focus of instruction for two days was the use of the Internet as a communcation tool. Instructors introduced participants to email, designing and building Web pages, and conducting research using search engines. The focus for three days was learning how Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can be used in the classroom and the workplace. Participants were introducted to the GIS on the Internet and Use of ArcView software.

  12. Professor Xavier is a Gay Traitor! An Antiassimilationist Framework for Interpreting Ideology, Power and Statecraft

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    Full Text Available Ideology is an integral component in the reproduction of power. Integral to this central tenet of statecraft is the regulation of identity and proscribed methods of social engagement—positive portrayals of "good citizenry" and delegitimized representations of those challenging hegemony. Through an Althusserian and linguistic analysis, positioning the X-Men movie franchise as an Ideological State Apparatus (ISA, one can examine the lives of mutants portrayed in the text as indicative of preferred methods of state-legitimized sociopolitical interaction. This metaphorical and textual analysis is used to discuss the lived realities of queer persons resisting hegemony, and is located in the bodies and performances of those who resist assimilation and homonormativity and who challenge reformist LGBT organizations seeking rights for non-heterosexuals through further entanglement with the state. I explore the world of mutants and queers with the following question in mind: How can one utilize a queerly theoretical analytical lens while maintaining a discernable distance from reformism, homonormativity, and assimilationist reductionism? Both the fictional world of the X-Men and the lived queer reality reflect the state's efforts to dictate the borders of citizenry, the expression of grievance, and the performance of deviance, difference and stigma. Whereas the mutant narrative reflects statist ideals of a neoliberal, "politically correct" politics of integration, this agenda conceals an insidious denial of queer identity through the coerced conformity of "deviant" bodies. This discourse will be discussed through a variety of locales, including the performativity of gender and sexuality, the narrative of racial deviance, and the discussion of "passing."

  13. 76 FR 56770 - Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Outsourcing Conference

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    2011-09-14

    ... Complex Supply Chains, and other topics. The experience level of our audience has fostered engaged dialog.... The conference registration fees cover the cost of the presentations, training materials, receptions...

  14. 77 FR 41416 - Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University Global Outsourcing Conference

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    ... Qualification, and many more. The experience level of our audience has fostered engaged dialogue that has led to.... The conference registration fees cover the cost of the presentations, training materials, receptions...

  15. Kantisme i sentit comú en Francesc Xavier Llorens i Barba

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    L’objectiu de l’article és analitzar quin sentit té el kantisme a la filosofia de Llorens i Barba. S’ha afirmat sovint que potser Llorens es va distanciar de Kant al final de la seva vida. Aquesta qüestió ens pot ocultar quelcom més important: el veritable significat dels elements d’ètica kantiana dins de la filosofia de Llorens. Mostrarem que la influència de Kant és clara, però que cal tenir present que deriva igualment de la principal font de Llorens, el filòsof escocès William Hamilton. P...

  16. "Tõeline horror peidab end reality-televisioonis" / Xavier Mendik ; interv. Maria Ulfsak-Sheripova

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    Lääne-Londoni Bruneli ülikooli õppejõud ja kultusfilmide arhiivi juht räägib kultusfilmi olemusest, kultusfilmi ja tavalise filmi erinevustest, õudusfilmidest, filmide publikust. Ka reality-televisioonist. X. Mendik viibis Eestis ja pidas loengu Haapsalu HÖFFil uuest briti horror'ist

  17. On the Ways of Lexicalization of French épigone ‘follower, imitator’ (in Addition to the Article by E. Dupraz and S. Leroy

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    Full Text Available The article analyzes the history of the French word épigone ‘follower, imitator’ as well as some general questions of historical and etymological description of the French derivatives from “ancient proper names”. The author maintains that for this type of words it is often possible to suggest multiple ways of lexicalization, the semantic development of the deonym resulting inter alia from semantic loans, either direct or inverse, between living languages under intense contact.

  18. Francisco Xavier Balmis y las Juntas de Vacuna, un ejemplo pionero para implementar la vacunación Francisco Xavier Balmis and the vaccine network, a pioneering example of vaccination implementation

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    José Tuells

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available La primera campaña mundial de vacunación organizada fue efectuada en América y las Filipinas por la Real Expedición Filantrópica de la Vacuna (1803-1810. La labor de Balmis como director y de Salvany, subdirector, no se limitó al mero transporte del fluido vacunal a través de los niños vacuníferos sino también al sistema organizativo que aplicaron. Las Juntas de Vacuna fueron una red de centros creados para preservar y transportar el fluido vacuno en buenas condiciones hasta los lugares de vacunación. Disponían de un Reglamento con instrucciones sobre las características del puesto de vacunación o cómo efectuar el censo de vacunados. Para mejorar la aceptabilidad vacunal integraron a los sanitarios locales y utilizaron la prensa para difundir noticias. La estrategia desarrollada constituye un antecedente que, transcurridos doscientos años, guarda una indudable similitud con modelos de planificación sanitaria como el de Pineault y Daveluy utilizados en los modernos programas de inmunización.The first organised global immunization campaign was undertaken in America and the Philippines by the 'Royal Philanthropic Expedition of the Vaccine' (1803-1810. The work of Balmis as director of the Expedition and Salvany, his Assistant Director, not only included vaccinating children but also the development of an organised model for its application. The model was based on a network of centres created to protect and transport the vaccine fluids in good condition until they reached their vaccination sites and how to conduct a census of vaccinated people. In order to improve vaccine acceptability, local health workers were incorporated and the press was used to disseminate news. The strategy developed served as an antecedent that, two hundred years later, is unquestionably similar to health planning models such as Pineault and Daveluy, used in modern vaccination campaigns.

  19. 78 FR 9703 - Food and Drug Administration/Xavier University PharmaLink Conference-Quality in a Global Supply...

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    ... Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Fimea, and Swissmedic), and many more. The experience level of our audience has... registration fees cover the cost of the presentations, training materials, receptions, breakfasts, lunches, and... Engaging the Audience Keynote Dinner at the Cincinnati Art Museum with Chairman, CEO, and President of Eli...

  20. Xavier Zubiri and María Zambrano: from the European Crisis to a reform of enlightenment

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    period of «Escuela de Madrid», crosses and articulates in this paper research, through the criticism that both philosophers do about Cartesian self, allowing thus to address the originality of Spanish thought from an anthropological perspective. The solipsism, which is verified by Ortega y Gasset, is an evidence of the European crisis that outstands in modernity and the point of view of this analysis.

  1. plantio de sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth. e andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl. na Flona Mário Xavier, RJ

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    Full Text Available This study evaluated litter production and decomposition in areas of spontaneous secondary forest, sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth. and andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl. plantation. For litter contribution evaluation, 10 conical collectors were installed, and the contribution was evaluated from October, 2003 to September, 2004. N, P and K contents were quantified in litter. To evaluate decomposition, rate litter bags method was used. In the andiroba plantation area, it was observed the higher litter amount 9,20 Mg ha-1, followed by the sabia plantation with 9,06 Mg ha-1 and spontaneous secondary forest 7,63 Mg ha-1. Sabiá and andiroba litter presented larger nitrogen and phosphorus values in relation to the secondary forest area. Litter decomposition rate was faster in sabiá and andiroba areas. This behavior might be influenced by larger nitrogen content in the litter. Phosphorus was the nutrient that presented the higher liberation rate.

  2. Technology in gastro- enterology

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    as an ideal organ system for innovative investigation. Although digestive diseases were known to Greek medicine, modern gastroenterology was probably born ... Endoscopy has revolutionised clinical gas- troenterology. In 1961 Basil Hirschowitz, a South African doctor, published the first flexible endoscopic examination of ...

  3. Developing Breast Cancer Program at Xavier; Genomic and Proteomic Analysis of Signaling Pathways Involved in Xenohormone and MEK5 Regulation of Breast Cancer

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    Tagatose are rare. In this study we have determined the effect of these rare ketohexoses on breast cancer cell proliferation and estrogen signalling...Cancer Center (TCC) will build a core of human talent that will address scientific problems such as drug resistance and the effect of environmental agents...pathways for ER(+) (MCF-7) and ER(-) (MCF-7-MEK5) as potentially more effective therapeutic targets. 11 Abstract of RCMI proposal submitted to

  4. Tulane/Xavier University hazardous materials in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River basin. Quarterly progress report, January 1--March 31, 1996

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    The objectives of this report are to provide the necessary administrative support to assure that the scientific and educational goals of the project are obtained and to assure that all Department of Energy reporting requirements and requests are fulfilled. The grant reporting is divided into three aspects: Collaborative Cluster projects, Initiation projects and Education projects. A cluster project is one or more closely related collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects in which a group of investigators employs a synergistic approach to the solution of problems in the same general area of research. The accomplishments this quarter of eleven cluster projects are presented. An initial project typically involves a single investigator. The purpose of the project is to undertake pilot work, lasting no more than one year, which will lead to the successful submission of an externally-funded proposal or the development of a collaborative cluster project. The accomplishments this quarter of eleven initiation projects are presented. The education projects are designed to develop courses with emphasis on environmental studies and/or to train students in areas of environmental research.

  5. Tulane/Xavier University Hazardous Materials in Aquatic Environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Quarterly progress report, January 1, 1995--March 31, 1995

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    1995-01-01

    This progress report covers activities for the period January 1 - March 31, 1995 on project concerning 'Hazardous Materials in Aquatic Environments of the Mississippi River Basin.' The following activities are each summarized by bullets denoting significant experiments/findings: biotic and abiotic studies on the biological fate, transport and ecotoxicity of toxic and hazardous waste in the Mississippi River Basin; assessment of mechanisms of metal-induced reproductive toxicity in quatic species as a biomarker of exposure; hazardous wastes in aquatic environments: biological uptake and metabolism studies; ecological sentinels of aquatic contamination in the lower Mississippi River system; bioremediation of selected contaminants in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin; a sensitive rapid on-sit immunoassay for heavy metal contamination; pore-level flow, transport, agglomeration and reaction kinetics of microorganism; biomarkers of exposure and ecotoxicity in the Mississippi River Basin; natural and active chemical remediation of toxic metals, organics and radionuclides in the aquatic environment; expert geographical information systems for assessing hazardous wastes in aquatic environments; enhancement of environmental education; and a number of just initiated projects including fate and transport of contaminants in aquatic environments; photocatalytic remediation; radionuclide fate and modeling from Chernobyl

  6. Tulane/Xavier Universities hazardous materials in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Quarterly progress report, October 1, 1995--December 31, 1995

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    1995-12-31

    To provide the necessary administrative support to assure that the scientific and educational goals of the project are obtained and to assure that all Department of Energy reporting requirements and requests are fulfilled.The grant reporting is divided into three aspects: Collaborative Cluster projects, Initiation projects and Education projects. A cluster project is one or more closely related collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects in which a group of investigators employs a synergistic approach to the solution of problems in the same general area of research. An initiation project typically involves a single investigator. The purpose of the project is to undertaken pilot work, lasting no more than one year, which will lead to the successful submission of an externally-funded proposal or the development of a collaborative cluster project. The education projects are designed to develop courses with emphasis on environmental studies and/or to train students in areas of environmental research. Accomplishments this quarter are: (1) Issued a request for proposals (RFP) to complete work during the next year of the project. Forty-two proposals were received in response to the RFP. (2) Selected and convened a panel of experts to review the proposals and make funding recommendations. (3) Assigned each proposal to two or more reviewers and sent copies of all proposals to each review panelist. (4) Interfaced with Oak Ridge National Laboratory regarding QA/QC issues related to sampling and analysis for the project. (5) Held numerous phone conversations with DOE representatives regarding funding allocations procedure changes as a result of the delays in the Federal budget and appropriations process this year. This quarterly report briefly describes research projects ongoing in this program.

  7. Aporte e decomposição de serapilheira em áreas de floresta secundária, plantio de sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth. e andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl. na Flona Mário Xavier, RJ.

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    Milton Marques Fernandes

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o aporte e a decomposição da serapilheira em áreas de floresta secundária espontânea, plantio de sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth. e plantio de andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl.. Para avaliação do aporte de serapilheira, foram instalados dez coletores cônicos sendo o aporte avaliado durante o período de outubro de 2003 a setembro de 2004. Posteirormente, foi feita a quantificação dos macronutrientes (N, P e K. A avaliação da taxa de decomposição foi realizada utilizando-se o método dos litter bags. A área de plantio de andiroba aportou a maior quantidade de serrapilheira 9,20 Mg ha-1, sendo seguida pelo plantio de sabiá com 9,06 Mg ha-1 e pela floresta secundária espontânea 7,63 Mg ha-1 por ano. A serapilheira das áreas de plantio de sabiá e do plantio de andiroba apresentou maiores valores de nitrogênio e fósforo que a área de floresta secundária. A velocidade de decomposição da serapilheira foi maior nas áreas de plantio de sabiá e andiroba, podendo tal comportamento ter sido influenciado pelo maior conteúdo de nitrogênio na serapilheira. O fósforo foi o nutriente que apresentou maior velocidade de liberação.

  8. APORTE E DECOMPOSIÇÃO DE SERAPILHEIRA EM ÁREAS DE FLORESTA SECUNDÁRIA, PLANTIO DE SABIÁ (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth. E ANDIROBA (Carapa guianensis Aubl. NA FLONA MÁRIO XAVIER, RJ

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    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o aporte e a decomposição da serapilheira em áreas de floresta secundária espontânea, plantio de sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth. e plantio de andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl.. Para avaliação do aporte de serapilheira, foram instalados dez coletores cônicos sendo o aporte avaliado durante o período de outubro de 2003 a setembro de 2004. Posteirormente, foi feita a quantificação dos macronutrientes (N, P e K. A avaliação da taxa de decomposição foi realizada utilizando-se o método dos litter bags. A área de plantio de andiroba aportou a maior quantidade de serrapilheira 9,20 Mg ha-1, sendo seguida pelo plantio de sabiá com 9,06 Mg ha-1 e pela floresta secundária espontânea 7,63 Mg ha-1 por ano. A serapilheira das áreas de plantio de sabiá e do plantio de andiroba apresentou maiores valores de nitrogênio e fósforo que a área de floresta secundária. A velocidade de decomposição da serapilheira foi maior nas áreas de plantio de sabiá e andiroba, podendo tal comportamento ter sido influenciado pelo maior conteúdo de nitrogênio na serapilheira. O fósforo foi o nutriente que apresentou maior velocidade de liberação.

  9. Drivers for liquidation and transfer in small firms : Theory of Planned Behavior and firm conditions

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    H. Leory; Lex van Teeffelen

    2009-01-01

    Recently Leroy et al. (2008) tested if the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) predicts exit behavior of entrepreneurs: liquidation or transfer. He added the purchasers view to the TPB: firm viability and intangible assets. We retested Leroy et al. hypotheses on a more refined dataset of 136 firms in

  10. Nele Suisalu otsib aktiivset vaatajat / Tiiu Laks

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    Laks, Tiiu, 1984-

    2008-01-01

    Lõuna-Prantsusmaal Montpellier's koreograaf Xavier le Roi juures õppiv Nele Suisalu lavastab koos elukaaslase Florent Hamoniga Tallinnas Kanuti Gildi saalis Augusti tantsufestivali raames tantsuetenduse "Ball"

  11. Expert Maintenance Advisor Development for Navy Shipboard Systems

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    1994-01-01

    Estoril (EDEN) Chair: Xavier Alaman, Instituto de Ingenieria del Conocimiento, SPAIN "A Model of Handling Uncertainty in Expert Systems," 01 Zhao...for Supervisory Process Control," Xavier Alaman, Instituto de Ingenieria del Conocimiento, SPAIN - (L) INTEGRATED KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS IN POWER

  12. Disease: H00642 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available Lew ED, Dobbie A, Eswarakumar VP, Uzumcu A, Ulubil-Emeroglu M, Leroy JG, Li Y, Be...32 OMIM: 149730 PMID:16501574 (gene) ... AUTHORS ... Rohmann E, Brunner HG, Kayserili H, Uyguner O, Nurnberg G,

  13. 76 FR 11494 - List of Recipients of Indian Health Scholarships Under the Indian Health Scholarship Program

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    2011-03-02

    ... Collins, Sara Jane, University of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma Cook, David D., Rocky Vista... University, Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota Jim, Leroy, The Fielding Institute...

  14. 78 FR 38303 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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    2013-06-26

    .... FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Leroy Jones, Department of the Army, Privacy Office, U.S. Army.../army/index.html . The Department of the Army proposes to amend two systems of records notices in its...

  15. Disease: H00405 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available caused by the Marburg viruse, a member of the Filoviridae family that includes Ebola virus. It can spread pe...MID:21722250 (description) ... AUTHORS ... Leroy EM, Gonzalez JP, Baize S ... TITLE ... Ebola and Marburg haemorrh

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    TEBUFENOZIDE IN POLLINATING BUMBLEBEES BOMBUS. TERRESTRIS. Guy Smagghe1,2, Sofie Reynders1, Inge Maurissen1, Jana Boulet1, Xavier ..... effects of the microbial insecticide ... regulators on honey bees and non-apis bees ...

  17. Muusikamaailm : Messiaeni mälestusfestival. Masuri lahkumiskontserdid USAs. Kolmest kaotusest / Priit Kuusk

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    Kuusk, Priit, 1938-

    2002-01-01

    Olivier Messiaeni mälestusfestivalist "musik sehen, licht hören". Kurt Masur lahkub New Yorgi Filharmoonia orkestri peadirigendi ametist. Teated Xavier Montsalvatge, Dorothy DeLay ja Dzhansug Kahhidze surmast

  18. Alcohol withdrawal

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    ... areas have housing options that provide a supportive environment for those trying to stay sober. Permanent and ... Hurd, MD, Professor of Endocrinology and Health Care Ethics, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Review provided by VeriMed ...

  19. Prevention of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

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    ... Patient Page Prevention of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Mariana Mirabel , Kumar Narayanan , Xavier Jouven , Eloi Marijon ... regurgitant ) valves. Over time, there is progressive damage (rheumatic heart disease, RHD) that may lead to heart failure, stroke, ...

  20. La seguridad alimentaria en el África Subsahariana y la cooperación Sur-Sur brasileña en materia agrícola: potencialidades y límites

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    De Andrade e Sousa, Maria Eduarda

    2014-01-01

    Treballs finals del Màster "Estudios Internacionales: organizaciones internacionales y cooperación – Colección Memorias MEI", Facultat de Dret, Universitat de Barcelona, Curs:2013-2014 , Director: Xavier Fernández Pons

  1. Context-aware Recommender Systems for Learning: a Survey and Future Challenges

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    Verbert, Katrien; Manouselis, Nikos; Xavier, Ochoa; Wolpers, Martin; Drachsler, Hendrik; Ivana, Bosnic; Erik, Duval

    2011-01-01

    Verbert, K., Manouselis, N., Xavier, O., Wolpers, M., Drachsler, H., Bosnic, I., & Duval, E. (accepted). Context-aware Recommender Systems for Learning: a Survey and Future Challenges. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT).

  2. Monitor blood glucose - slideshow

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    ... directions that come with your meter. Get the supplies ready, including a new test strip and disposable ... Endocrinology and Health Care Ethics, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Review provided by VeriMed ...

  3. Taking warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) - what to ask your doctor

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    ... MA: Elsevier; 2016:702-737. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Coumadin (warfarin sodium) Information. Updated September 2016. Bmsmedinfo. ... Hurd, MD, Professor of Endocrinology and Health Care Ethics, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Review provided by VeriMed ...

  4. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    ... as an effective alternative for feature extraction compared to existing methods. ... A paired t test was conducted to establish the statistical significance of the findings. ... Department of Information Technology, Xavier Institute of Social Service, ...

  5. Patrimonio natural y cultural. Una realidad en construcción. Parques, museos y patrimonio rural

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    Julio Bodí Ramiro

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available ROIGÉ, Xavier; FRIGOLÉ, Joan (Eds.. 2010. Constructing Cultural and Natural Heritage. Parks, Museums and Rural Heritage. Girona: Documenta Universitaria. Institut Català de Recerca en Patrimoni Cultural.

  6. Motorcycle accidents: morbidity and associated factors in a city of ...

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    Motorcycle accidents: morbidity and associated factors in a city of northeast of Brazil. Alessandro L. Cavalcanti, Belchior Lucena, Iris S. Rodrigues, Amanda L. Silva, Taua T. Lima, Alidianne Fabia C. Xavier ...

  7. How can poverty be reduced among small-scale farmers in the ...

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    times the amount needed to feed the global population. Still, even ... agriculture are more effective in alleviating poverty than investments in other sectors (Xavier et al., ...... Agricultural employment trends in Asia and Africa: Too fast or too slow?

  8. Fickle Allies: Regular and Irregular Confederate Forces in Missouri during the American Civil War

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    2014-05-22

    238-239, 242. 58Kel N. Pickens, “The Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Missouri, August 10, 1861,” in Civil War Battles in the West, ed. LeRoy H. Fischer ...force with nearby Confederate Army Brigadier General William Hardee and MSG Brigadier General M. Jeff . Thompson, and open a new front to ultimately...West, ed. LeRoy H. Fischer (Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1981), 40. 101Shea, War in the West, 18-19, 26, 34-35. 30

  9. Towards an Operational Urban Modeling System for CBRN Emergency Response and Preparedness

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    2014-05-01

    urban sites, Proc, 7th International Conference of Urban Climate, 29 June- 3 July, Yokohama, Japon , A12-3 . Bélair, S., M. Abrahamowicz, S. Leroyer...conditions for the Montreal Urban Snow Experiment (MUSE) 2005, Proc, 7th International Conference of Urban Climate, 29 June- 3 July, Yokohama, Japon , A12-6...International Conference of Urban Climate, 29 June- 3 July, Yokohama, Japon , A12-5 . Leroyer, S., J. Mailhot, S. Bélair, A. Lemonsu and I. B. Strachan

  10. 75 FR 9247 - Multifamily Default Status Report

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    2010-03-01

    ... Report AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The proposed... comments on the subject proposal. Mortgagees use this report to notify HUD that a project owner has... INFORMATION CONTACT: Leroy McKinney Jr., Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban...

  11. EXPRESSION PROFILING OF ESTROGENIC COMPOUNDS USING A SHEEPSHEAD MINNOW CDNA MACROARRAY

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    Larkin, Patrick, Leroy C. Folmar, Michael J. Hemmer, Arianna J. Poston and Nancy D. Denslow. 2003. Expression Profiling of Estrogenic Compounds Using a Sheepshead Minnow cDNA Macroarray. Environ. Health Perspect. 111(6):839-846. (ERL,GB 1171). A variety of anthropogenic c...

  12. Sports Drove Silva to Teach Wellness

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    Deschenie, Tina

    2008-01-01

    This article profiles teacher Leroy Silva (Laguna), 27, a.k.a. "Buster". Silva describes himself as an active guy who stays busy working out, playing basketball, softball, and more recently golf, soccer, and lacrosse. He teaches personal wellness and sports (not physical education), a job he began in 2006. Before that he was a trainer at…

  13. 78 FR 27186 - Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments

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    2013-05-09

    ... Scientific Instruments Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials...: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801. Instrument: Delay... dimensions. The experiments depend on this fast 3D scanning to capture sufficient data from the dendrites of...

  14. socio-cultural strategies in mitigating drought impacts and water ...

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    and hydroelectric energy production (Engelman & LeRoy, 1993). Signs that we ... India, Mexico, the Middle East and parts of western North America. In 88 ... people that experience a shortage of renewable water is putting a serious constraint ..... Asia -excluding some countries in South Central Asia - the Americas, and the.

  15. 75 FR 13558 - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting

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    2010-03-22

    ...: Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint, 7007 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713. Contact Person: Leroy..., NIEHS Hazardous Waste Worker Health and Safety Training; 93.143, NIEHS Superfund Hazardous Substances--Basic Research and Education; 93.894, Resources and Manpower Development in the Environmental Health...

  16. 78 FR 66361 - Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations

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    2013-11-05

    ... CDC/ATSDR LeRoy Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS D- 74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to [email protected] Heart Attack and Stroke; Lactation Support; Community Resources; Occupational Health and Safety; and... education staff, occupational nurses, medical directors, wellness directors, or others responsible for...

  17. Ethics of Gene Therapy Debated.

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    Borman, Stu

    1991-01-01

    Presented are the highlights of a press conference featuring biomedical ethicist LeRoy Walters of Georgetown University and attorney Andrew Kimbrell of the Foundation on Economic Trends. The opposing points of view of these two speakers serve to outline the pros and cons of the gene therapy issue. (CW)

  18. 76 FR 39392 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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    2011-07-06

    ....regulations.gov . Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Federal Docket Management System...: Mr. Leroy Jones, Department of the Army, Privacy Office, U.S. Army Records Management and... address, counselor's phone number and email, documentary evidence, affidavits, information from individual...

  19. Lærernes perspektiv på ’Motion og bevægelse’ i udskolingen

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    Jørgensen, Henrik Taarsted

    tematisering er dermed i højere grad datadrevet end begrebsdrevet. (Kvale & Brinkmann 2009, Braun & Clarke 2006). Analysearbejdet er imidlertid også inspireret af en socioøkologisk model (Bronfenbrenner 1979, McLeroy et al. 1988) og af agency-begrebet (Priestley, Biesta & Robinson 2015). Foreløbige fund viser...

  20. Evaluation of Green Dot's Locke Transformation Project: Findings for Cohort 1 and 2 Students. CRESST Report 815

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    Herman, Joan L.; Wang, Jia; Rickles, Jordan; Hsu, Vivian; Monroe, Scott; Leon, Seth; Straubhaar, Rolf

    2012-01-01

    With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CRESST conducted a multi-year evaluation of a major school reform project at Alain Leroy Locke High School, historically one of California's lowest performing secondary schools. Beginning in 2007, Locke High School transitioned into a set of smaller, Green Dot Charter High Schools,…

  1. Delegation of Canadian scientists accompanied by Swiss Ambassador to Canada Urs Ziswiler (fourth from left) visiting the ATLAS assembly hall.

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    Maximilien Brice

    2002-01-01

    From left to right: John Ellis, Michael Bancroft, Robert Orr, Ambassor Ziswiler, Brigitte Léger, Robert McPherson, Isabel Trigger, Arthur Carty, Claude Leroy, James Pinfold, Louise Proulx, Carmen Charette (partly hidden), Alain Caillé, Dennis Salahub, Paul Guild, Alain Shotter, Nigel Lloyd, Regula Bubb, Benjamin Smith, Pekka Sinervo, Peter Jenni.

  2. 77 FR 34404 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions

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    2012-06-11

    ... St, 703 S. Main St., Little Rock, 12000355 CONNECTICUT Fairfield County Kellogg, Enos, House, 210 Ponus Ave. Ext., Norwalk, 12000356 LeRoy Shirt Company Factory, 11 Chestnut St., Norwalk, 12000357..., Sarasota High School Addition, (Sarasota School of Architecture MPS) 1000 School Ave., S., Sarasota...

  3. Literature Search and Records Inventory for Cultural Resources Along the East Side of the Missouri River, Miles 498.03-732.31,

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    1978-05-01

    Chicago: National Pub- lishing Company, 1890. History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, 1883. History of...Historical Society- of Iowa, 1941. Pratt, LeRoy G. Discovering Historic Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa Department of Public instrucU-n, 1975. Robbins , Willard

  4. Browse Title Index

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    Vol 11, No 79 (2012), Assessment of non-genetic parameters of the racing performances of Arabian and Thoroughbred horses in Algeria, Abstract PDF. S Tennah, N Kafidi, N Antoine-Moussiaux, C Michaux, P Leroy, F Farnir. Vol 6, No 3 (2007), Assessment of nutritional status of soil supporting coconut (Cocus nucifera) ...

  5. The Quality Improvement Management Approach as Implemented in a Middle School.

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    Bayless, David L.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    The Total Quality Management Theory of W. E. Deming can be adapted within an educational organization to build structures that support educators' beliefs. A case study of the implementation of Deming principles at the LeRoy Martin Middle School in Raleigh (North Carolina) illustrates the effectiveness of this management approach. (SLD)

  6. 75 FR 12226 - Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program

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    2010-03-15

    ... Naturalization Service. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Final Guidance... and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant Program; the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program... met. 6. Address for Receipt of Public Comments or Inquires. Mr. Leroy Everett, Management and Program...

  7. Lessons Learnt From Hurricane Katrina.

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    Akundi, Murty

    2008-03-01

    Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and its suburbs on Monday August 29^th, 2005. The previous Friday morning, August 26, the National Hurricane Center indicated that Katrina was a Category One Hurricane, which was expected to hit Florida. By Friday afternoon, it had changed its course, and neither the city nor Xavier University was prepared for this unexpected turn in the hurricane's path. The university had 6 to 7 ft of water in every building and Xavier was closed for four months. Students and university personnel that were unable to evacuate were trapped on campus and transportation out of the city became a logistical nightmare. Email and all electronic systems were unavailable for at least a month, and all cell phones with a 504 area code stopped working. For the Department, the most immediate problem was locating faculty and students. Xavier created a list of faculty and their new email addresses and began coordinating with faculty. Xavier created a web page with advice for students, and the chair of the department created a separate blog with contact information for students. The early lack of a clear method of communication made worse the confusion and dismay among the faculty on such issues as when the university would reopen, whether the faculty would be retained, whether they should seek temporary (or permanent) employment elsewhere, etc. With the vision and determination of President Dr. Francis, Xavier was able to reopen the university in January and ran a full academic year from January through August. Since Katrina, the university has asked every department and unit to prepare emergency preparedness plans. Each department has been asked to collect e-mail addresses (non-Xavier), cell phone numbers and out of town contact information. The University also established an emergency website to communicate. All faculty have been asked to prepare to teach classes electronically via Black board or the web. Questions remain about the longer term issues of

  8. Effects of the northern Ohio earthquake on the Perry nuclear power plant

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    Stevenson, J.D.

    1987-01-01

    On January 31, 1986 at 11:47 A.M. EST, a brief strong motion duration and shallow (10 km focal depth) earthquake with a 5.0 Richter magnitude occurred. Its epicenter was located near Leroy, Ohio which is south of Lake Erie, at a distance of approximately ten (10) miles from the Perry Nuclear Power Plant site at Perry, Ohio. The potential safety significance of the Leroy 1986 earthquake is that it produced a recorded component of earthquake motion zero period acceleration approximately equal to the 0.15g zero period ground acceleration defined as the Safe Shutdown Earthquake for the site. The Leroy 1986 earthquake is the first recorded instance in the U.S. of a nuclear power plant being subjected to some level of OBE exceedance. In general, the short duration and high frequency non-damaging character of the Leroy 1986 earthquake cannot be equated directly on the basis of peak ground acceleration alone with the longer duration, lower frequency content of earthquakes which are expected to do structural damage. However, all the available evidence suggests that the Leroy 1986 is not atypical of what might be expected earthquake activity in the area of the eastern U.S. with 1-10 year return periods. On this basis, it is essential that new methods be developed which properly characterized the damage potential of these types of earthquakes and not simply process the raw data associated with recorded peak acceleration as the basis of nuclear plant shutdown and potentially lengthly examination

  9. Polynomial Vector Fields in One Complex Variable

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    Branner, Bodil

    In recent years Adrien Douady was interested in polynomial vector fields, both in relation to iteration theory and as a topic on their own. This talk is based on his work with Pierrette Sentenac, work of Xavier Buff and Tan Lei, and my own joint work with Kealey Dias.......In recent years Adrien Douady was interested in polynomial vector fields, both in relation to iteration theory and as a topic on their own. This talk is based on his work with Pierrette Sentenac, work of Xavier Buff and Tan Lei, and my own joint work with Kealey Dias....

  10. Nocturnus Muhumaal

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    2001-01-01

    7.-16. IX Pädaste mõisahoones rahvusvaheline ehtekunstinäitus "Nocturnus", kuhu kunstnikud valis Kadri Mälk. Kujundaja Inga Raukas. Nimekamad osalejad: Manfred Bischoff, Mari Funaki, Giovanni Corvaja, Bettina Speckner, Esther Brinkmann, Xavier Domenech. Kollokviumil esinejad.

  11. The Personal Coat-of-Arms Speech: Application in the Basic Course.

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    Matula, Theodore

    The personal coat-of-arms speech provides students with specific directions in constructing a speech of introduction and has been used with success at Illinois State University, Daley College (Chicago), St. Xavier University (Chicago), and Ohio State University. The personal coat-of-arms speech gives students concrete experience on which to draw…

  12. Mobilising Mother Cabrini's Educational Practice: The Transnational Context of the London School of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 1898-1911

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    Williams, Maria Patricia

    2015-01-01

    A schoolteacher from Lombardy, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), founded the Institute of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC) in 1880. It was one of the 185 female religious institutes established in Italy in the nineteenth century. In the newly unified Italy, Cabrini found opportunities to formulate progressive Catholic…

  13. Using the Internet to Study the Internet: An Active Learning Component.

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    Kohut, Dave; Sternberg, Joel

    1995-01-01

    Describes the Internet component of an undergraduate course at St. Xavier University (Illinois) in which a librarian helps mass communications students survey state-of-the-art technologies and predict future possibilities. Active learning techniques are discussed and examples of class exercises and the final assignment are included. (Author/LRW)

  14. Pan African Medical Journal - Vol 10, No 1 (2011)

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    Gervais Ondobo Andze, Abel Namsenmo, Benoit Kebella Illunga, Ditu Kazambu, Dieula Delissaint, Christopher Kuaban, Francois-Xavier Mbopi-Kéou, Wilfred Gabsa, Leopold Mulumba, Jean Pierre ... Raymond Tweheyo, Christine Nalwadda, Nicholas Ayebazibwe, David Mukanga, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, William Bazeyo ...

  15. Què hem anat a fer a la NASA

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    Miguélez Ortiz, Xavier; Gallardo, Beatriz

    2009-01-01

    Som dos enginyers de telecomunicació de la UPC, el Xavier i la Beatriz, que treballem de manera directa i indirecta en el sector aeroespacial i que aquest estiu passat hem participat en un programa de la International Space University (ISU). Ho expliquem a continuació i us animem a participar-hi en les próximes edicions.

  16. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Laboratório de Zoologia de Vertebrados (Tetrapoda) (LAZOVERTE), DZ, IBRAG, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524 – Maracanã –CEP: 20550-013 –Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; Departament de Biologia Animal (Vertebrats), Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal, 645( 08028 Barcelona, ...

  17. 77 FR 2120 - Environmental Impact Statement for New Orleans Rail Gateway (NORG), Jefferson and Orleans...

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    2012-01-13

    ... Xavier University of Louisiana, University Center, 3rd Floor, Mary and William McCaffrey Ballroom B, 4980..., Council Chambers, 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Jefferson, LA 70123 Information on the meeting locations is... Press Drive and then continuing eastward along Dwyer Road; on the east along Maxent Canal near Bayou...

  18. Two Sides of the Same Coin: Politics in the Classroom

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    Berg, Steven L.

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents interviews with David Horowitz, an author, professor, and President of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture headquartered in Los Angeles, California and Carol King, an adjunct professor of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and manager of the Cinergy Foundation, also in Cincinnati. The interviews present…

  19. Influence of sweeteners in the biodistribution of radiopharmaceutical ...

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    Influence of sweeteners in the biodistribution of radiopharmaceutical and laboratory tests in rats. Michelly Pires Queiroz, Vanessa Santos de Arruda Barbosa, Cecília Maria de Carvalho Xavier Holanda, Janette Monroy Osório, Tarciso Bruno Montenegro Sampaio, Christina da Silva Camillo, Aldo Cunha Medeiros, Marília ...

  20. Browse Title Index - AJOL

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    Items 6401 - 6450 of 11090 ... ... Tatiana Marquini Machado, Natalia Reis Furtado, Luciana Francisco Fleuri, Marizete Cavalcante de Souza Vieira, Luciana Manoel Oliveira, Fabio ... Cecília Maria de Carvalho Xavier Holanda, Janette Monroy Osório, Tarciso Bruno Montenegro Sampaio, Christina da Silva Camillo, Aldo Cunha ...

  1. Hea energia festival / Margaret Tali

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    2006-01-01

    Augusti tantsufestivali 2005 lavastustest - Rasmus Ölme "Rasmus Kosmos", Paz Rojo "Basic Dance", Eddie Laddi "Sawn-off Scarface", Krõõt Juuraku, Raido Mägi, Mart Kangro ja Merle Saarva ning saksofonist Ursula Saali ühisprojekt "Positsioonid", "ZUGA müüt ja tegelikkus", Xavier Le Roy "Projekt" ja Jo Str̤mgreni "The Hospidal"

  2. Partnership Provides Tutoring, Saves Money

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    Korenman, Tamar; Knight, Eileen Quinn

    2010-01-01

    In the past, collaboration between universities and high schools has been limited to placing student teachers in a classroom to get acclimated to the teaching environment. Saint Xavier University wanted education students to develop their teaching skills in a deeper manner. A nearby high school, with many students from immigrant families, also had…

  3. A Drug Discovery Partnership for Personalized Breast Cancer Therapy

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    2015-09-01

    antagonists) and then virtually screen the USDA Phytochemical, Chinese Herbal Medicine , and the FDA Marketed Drug Databases for new estrogens. Task 1...and antagonists that are in the registered pharmaceuticals and herbal medicine databases. The 29 analogs obtained have been characterized for...Marleesa Bastian, Technician at Xavier University (Sridhar lab and is now pursuing graduation at Meharry Medical College school of Medicine , Tennessee

  4. Mean Curvature, Threshold Dynamics, and Phase Field Theory on Finite Graphs

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    2013-06-28

    3380. [DEL12a] Xavier Desquesnes, Abderrahim Elmoataz, and Olivier Lézoray, Eikonal equation adapta- tion on weighted graphs: Fast geometric diffusion...Abderrahim Elmoataz, Olivier Lézoray, and Vinh-Thong Ta, Efficient algorithms for image and high dimensional data processing using eikonal equation on

  5. Can a Small Minority Institution of Higher Education Develop a Business Oriented Broadcast Management Curriculum?

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    Mancuso, Louis C.

    Broadcast stations throughout the nation are being challenged by the Federal Communications Commission and by private organizations to hire blacks to fill job openings in production and management. Therefore, Xavier University of Louisiana decided to embark on a program to develop a broadcast management program under the auspices of the marketing…

  6. Increasing URM Undergraduate Student Success through Assessment-Driven Interventions: A Multiyear Study Using Freshman-Level General Biology as a Model System

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    Carmichael, Mary C.; St. Clair, Candace; Edwards, Andrea M.; Barrett, Peter; McFerrin, Harris; Davenport, Ian; Awad, Mohamed; Kundu, Anup; Ireland, Shubha Kale

    2016-01-01

    Xavier University of Louisiana leads the nation in awarding BS degrees in the biological sciences to African-American students. In this multiyear study with ~5500 participants, data-driven interventions were adopted to improve student academic performance in a freshman-level general biology course. The three hour-long exams were common and…

  7. Goldmining, dispossessing the commons and multi-scalar responses

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    Stoltenborg, Didi; Boelens, Rutgerd

    2017-01-01

    In 1996, Minera San Xavier (MSX), a Mexican tributary of the Canadian mining company Newgold Inc., announced it wanted to start a large open-pit gold and silver mine in the municipality of Cerro de San Pedro, in the state of San Luis Potosí. The mining site occupies 373 hectares of ejido 2

  8. Hazardous materials in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Quarterly progress report, July 1, 1995--September 30, 1995

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    1995-12-01

    This report is the quarterly progress report for July through September 1995 for work done by Tulane and Xavier Universities under DOE contract number DE-FG01-93-EW53023. Accomplishments for various tasks including administrative activities, collaborative cluster projects, education projects, initiation projects, coordinated instrumentation facility, and an investigators` retreat are detailed in the report.

  9. Tagasi tulevikku / Rael Artel

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    2003-01-01

    VII Lyoni kaasaegse kunsti biennaal "C'est arrivé demain / It happened tomorrow" 18. IX 2003 - 4. I 2004. Kuraatorid Xavier Douroux, Franck Gautherot, Eric Troncy, Anne Pontégnie (Brüssel), Robert Nickas (New York)

  10. Predictors of Grades for Black Americans in a Non-Calculus, Preprofessional Physics Sequence.

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    Vincent, Harold A.; And Others

    Variables to predict grades in a noncalculus, preprofessional college physics course at Xavier University of Louisiana, a historically-black institution, were identified using linear regression. The two-semester, noncalculus physics course emphasizes the application of physics in the health professions. The study population consisted of 123…

  11. Ecuador: A Low-Threat Environment for Drug Trafficking

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    2016-03-01

    Influenced and Corrupt Organizations SCO Security Cooperation Office Supercom Superintendencia de la Informacion y Comunicacion (Superintendence of...62 apology.205 Subsequently, the cartoonist Xavier “Bonil” Bonilla published an illustration of the raid, resulting in verbal attacks from Correa...ecuadorian-journalist-fernando- villavicencio-18-months-prison. 206 “Ecuadorian Cartoonist Bonilla Verbally Assaulted by President,” Cartoonists Rights

  12. The Achievements of the Jesuit Educational Mission in India and the Contemporary Challenges It Faces

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    Pinto, Ambrose

    2014-01-01

    The Jesuit project of education in India that began with St Francis Xavier and flourished due to the support of colonial masters at its establishment was distinctive in its aims and objectives. The Jesuits taught the lowly and the mighty with the sole aim of "evangelisation", a term that has changed its meaning depending on contexts and…

  13. Computational Modeling of Dynamic Failure Mechanisms in Armor/Anti-Armor Materials

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    1991-02-01

    June 1983. Xavier, Celio; Da Costa, Carlos R.C. Estudo do Comportamento Mecanico de Placas de Alumina Sob Impacto Balistico. (A Study of the Mechanical...best a 5 to 10% improvement in ballis­ tic performance. • Against oblique spaced arrays, DU alloys outper­ form tungsten alloys. A significant

  14. 77 FR 52056 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona...

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    2012-08-28

    ... Eusebio Kino visited the O'odham village of Bac in 1692 and established Mission San Xavier. He reported the presence of 800 inhabitants at the time of his first visit. O'odham people have continued to... the region and present day O'odham and Puebloan peoples is supported by continuities in settlement...

  15. 75 FR 5107 - Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs...

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    2010-02-01

    ... Indian Reservation, San Xavier Indian Reservation, and Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation in Maricopa..., near Chuichui and the northern border of the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, Pinal County, AZ... River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of...

  16. 76 FR 58035 - Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix...

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    2011-09-19

    ...-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and the... evidence suggests that the historic O'odham groups (The Four Southern Tribes: Ak-Chin Indian Community of..., Arizona; and the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona, including the San Xavier District) have a strong...

  17. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    4. Faculté de Pharmacie, 27, Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille, France; CNRS Délégation Régionale Languedoc-Roussillon, 34293 Montpellier, France; Faculté de Médecine Xavier -Bichat, 75870 Paris, France; Institut de Biologie ...

  18. Passa Porta kirjandusfestival ja Euroopa põhiseadus värssides / Jüri Talvet

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    2009-01-01

    27. märtsil esitasid kirjanikud Brüsseli kirjandusmaja Passa Porta festivalil 54 kirjaniku osalusel valminud Euroopa "värsspõhiseaduse". "Värsspõhiseaduse" idee andis belgia kirjanik David Van Reybrouck, kes koos kirjaniku ja poliitikateadlase Peter Vermeerschiga pani kokku "värsspõhiseaduse" kava, mille "raami" kirjutasid valmis Geert Van Istendael, Xavier Queipo, Manza ja Laurence Vielle

  19. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. K Mohankumar. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 127 Issue 2 March 2018 pp 30. On the dynamics of an extreme rainfall event in northern India in 2013 · Anu Xavier M G Manoj K Mohankumar · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. India experienced ...

  20. The Lion or Dancing the Linguistic Animal

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    Theodoridou, Danae

    2014-01-01

    During the discussion on Dance and Politics at Southbank Center, London, in November 2010, Xavier Le Roy suggested that ‘We should look at him as we would look at the lion in the zoo, only of course the lion would not talk to us’. Later that evening he presented his work Low Pieces (2009–2011).

  1. Training HBCU Faculty and Students in Prostate Cancer (PC) Research: Signal Transduction and Receptor-Inhibitor Interactions in the Progress of PC

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    Wiese, Thomas E; Klassen, R. B

    2007-01-01

    .... One new project has been developed and is involving students. (3) To establish a long-term collaborative relationship between Xavier University and the TCC in PC research. XU faculty in the program are now members of the Tulane Cancer Center and involved in weekly seminars and focus group meetings.

  2. Training HBCU Faculty and Students in Prostate Cancer (PC) Research: Signal Transduction and Receptor-Inhibitor Interactions in the Progress of PC

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    Wiese, Thomas E; Klassen, R. B

    2008-01-01

    .... One new project has been developed and is involving students. (3) To establish a long-term collaborative relationship between Xavier University and the TCC in PC research. XU faculty in the program are now members of the Tulane Cancer Center and involved in weekly seminars and focus group meetings.

  3. Kuldse Palmioksaga pärjati budistlik lugu / Annika Koppel

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    Koppel, Annika

    2010-01-01

    63. Cannes'i filmifestivali peaauhinna võitis Tai režissöör Apichatpong Weerasethakull filmiga "Onu Boonmee, kes võis mäletada oma eelnenud elusid", grand prix' sai Xavier Beauvois' "Jumalatest ja inimestest". Teistest võitjatest

  4. Kuldne Palmioks liikus Aasiasse / Annika Koppel

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    Koppel, Annika

    2010-01-01

    Kokkuvõtteid 63-st Cannes'i filmifestivalist. Kuldse Palmioksa pälvis Apichatpong Weerasethakuli "Onu Boonmee, kes oskab meelde tuletada oma eelmisi elusid", grand prix' sai Xavier Beauvois' "Jumalatest ja inimestest". Nimekiri võitnud töödest

  5. Improving Electronic Resources through Holistic Budgeting

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    Kusik, James P.; Vargas, Mark A.

    2009-01-01

    To establish a more direct link between its collections and the educational goals of Saint Xavier University, the Byrne Memorial Library has adopted a "holistic" approach to collection development. This article examines how traditional budget practices influenced the library's selection of resources and describes how holistic collection…

  6. Resenha de: Le "Peso Politico de Todo el Mundo" d'Anthony Sherley ou Un

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    Eurípedes Simões de Paula

    1963-09-01

    Full Text Available FLORES (Xavier A.. — Le "Peso Politico de Todo el Mundo" d'An-thony Sherley ou Un Aventurier au Service de I'Espagne. École Pratique des Hautes Études. VIe section. Centre de Recherches Historiques. Paris. S.E.V.P.E.N. Collection "Bi-bliothèque générale". 1963.

  7. The MSCA Program: Developing Analytic Unicorns

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    Houghton, David M.; Schertzer, Clint; Beck, Scott

    2018-01-01

    Marketing analytics students who can communicate effectively with decision makers are in high demand. These "analytic unicorns" are hard to find. The Master of Science in Customer Analytics (MSCA) degree program at Xavier University seeks to fill that need. In this paper, we discuss the process of creating the MSCA program. We outline…

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

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    The tiny values of the cosmological constant and the vacuum energy density shall be successfully obtained, which are in good agreement with current observational results. Author Affiliations. Cláudio Nassif1. Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, R.J., Brazil. Dates.

  9. Guidance for evidence-informed policies about health systems: rationale for and challenges of guidance development.

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    Xavier Bosch-Capblanch

    Full Text Available In the first paper in a three-part series on health systems guidance, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch and colleagues examine how guidance is currently formulated in low- and middle-income countries, and the challenges to developing such guidance.

  10. Vibrational spectra and normal coordinate analysis on structure of ...

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    as high as 840 cm−1. For simple organic chlorine compounds, C–Cl absorptions are in the region 750–700 cm−1 whereas .... Ph.D. Thesis (Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, 1997). [26] S Xavier Jesu Raja, A William ...

  11. Public Housing Smarts: Two Universities Discover a Trove of Opportunity in New Orleans' Public Housing System.

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    Boulard, Garry

    1998-01-01

    Tulane University and Xavier University (Louisiana) are both taking an active role in revitalizing the New Orleans public housing authority, the sixth-largest in the country. In partnership with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and the city's housing authority, the two institutions are cooperating in a major renovation…

  12. Rearming for the Cold War, 1945-1960 (History of Acquisition in the Department of Defense. Volume 1)

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    2012-01-01

    LeRoy Lutes, U.S. Army, RG 200 (National Archives Gift Collection), Archives II. 34. James W Bragg, Development of the Corporal: The Embryo of the...including America’s Tomorrow (1932), The Next Hundred Years (1936), and (with his wife, Sparkle) Man, Bread and Destiny (1937). During World War II...specific missile systems. For Corporal, see James W. Bragg, Development of the Corporal: The Embryo of the Army Missile Program, 2 vols., Reports and

  13. Forecasting Science and Technology for the Department of Defense

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    2009-12-01

    Watson and Francis Crick announced that they had elucidated the structure of DNA and had therefore “discovered the secret of life.” While this was a...an organic chemist, figured out a process by which very small quantities of DNA could be amplified with high fidelity. This process, known as...polymerase chain reaction (PCR), for the first time, allowed scientists to produce DNA in large quantities. Roughly during this period, Leroy Hood and

  14. Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) Placement and Operation, Adak, Alaska

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    2005-08-03

    Zielinski , Environmental Specialist, EDAW, Inc. B.S., 1984, Biology, University of Alabama in Birmingham Years of Experience: 20 6-2 GMD SBX Placement...Management and Division of Water Permitting Juneau AK Anchorage AK Leroy Phillips Dave Jensen US Army Corps of Engineers The Aleut Corporation Elmendorf AFB AK...Army Corps of Engineers Office of Habitat Management and Elmendorf AFB AK Permitting Anchorage AK Dave Jensen Lari Belisle The Aleut Corporation Federal

  15. 2682-IJBCS-Article-Serge Samandoulougou

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    poultry-science-lines-of-xNA.html. Moula N, Antoine-Moussiaux N, Ait Kaki A,. Farnir F, Leroy P. 2012. Comparaison de la qualité des œufs de la race de poule locale Kabyle et de son croisement avec la souche industrielle. Isa-Brown. 10ème Journées des Sciences. Vétérinaires : ENSV, Alger, Algérie. Mourad M, Bah AS, ...

  16. Finding of No Significant Impact and Finding of No Practicable Aleternative for the Environmental Assessment for the 21 Point Enclosed Firing Range at Joint-Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, Maryland

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    2015-03-02

    would be established. An existing parking lot located at the Leroy’s Lane LandfillS (LF-05) site would be utilized for staff parking and overflow... rehabilitation (reconstruction) and upgrades for this ~ stormwater pond will result in a temporary change to this manmade surface water. The proposed...will be required, as the work associated with the stormwater pond rehabilitation would exceed 5,000 square feet. The proposed work will require an

  17. Imaging Prostate Cancer (PCa) Phenotype and Evolution

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    2016-10-01

    were treated with DFP or saline chronically until tumors became too large and mice required sacrifice . Since tumors were implanted orthotopically... sacrifice so the study was terminated. Almost all the TRAMP C2 tumors treated with DFP failed to show any growth. While DFP was effective in both...Int J Nanomedicine. 2012;7:2729-37 12. Cavey T, Ropert M, de Tayrac M, Bardou-Jacquet E, Island ML, Leroyer P, Bendavid C, Brissot P, Loreal O

  18. The ProVent model learns to speak French.

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    Cox, Christopher E

    2014-10-20

    Leroy and colleagues report on the accuracy of the Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation Prognostic Model ('ProVent') in a cohort study of patients ventilated for at least 21 days in one of three hospitals in the north of France. This study is noteworthy because it is the first to describe the performance of the ProVent model both outside the US and in a community hospital-based setting.

  19. Identification of the Gene for Scleroderma in the Tsk/2 Mouse Strain: Implications for Human Scleroderma Pathogenesis and subset Distinctions

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    2014-07-01

    in) the) fibroproliferative) subset) and) Tsk2/+) mice) we) analyzed) the) expression)of)the)TGFβFregulated)gene) tumor )necrosis)factor)receptor... esophagus , and gastrointestinal tract (LeRoy et al., 1988). Survival rates vary significantly between and within subsets of disease, and are usually...patients in the fibroproliferative subset and Tsk2/+ mice we analyzed the expression of the TGFβ- regulated gene tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily

  20. Universal effective coupling constant ratios of 3D scalar ϕ4 field theory and pseudo-ϵ expansion

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    Sokolov A. I.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The ratios R2k = g2k/gk − 14 of renormalized coupling constants g2k entering the small-field equation of state approach universal values R*2k at criticality. They are calculated for the three-dimensional λϕ4 field theory within the pseudo-ϵ expansion approach. Pseudo-ϵ expansions for R*6, R*8, R*10 are derived in the five-loop approximation, numerical estimates are obtained with a help of the Padé–Borel–Leroy resummation technique. Its use gives R*6 = 1.6488, the number which perfectly agrees with the most recent lattice result R*6 = 1.649. For the octic coupling the pseudo-ϵ expansion is less favorable numerically. Nevertheless the Padé–Borel–Leroy resummation leads to the estimate R*8 = 0.890 close to the values R*8 = 0.87, R*8 = 0.857 extracted from the lattice and field-theoretical calculations. The pseudo-ϵ expansion for R*10 turns out to have big and rapidly increasing coefficients. This makes correspondent estimates strongly dependent on the Borel–Leroy shift parameter b and prevents proper evaluation of R*10

  1. One or many?

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    Antonella Del Rosso

    2013-01-01

    How many Higgs bosons are out there? Several theoretical models foresee the existence of more than one such boson but the current data cannot confirm any of these scenarios. What should we expect from the future data and the results of the current analysis?   Image: Xavier Cortada (with the participation of physicist Pete Markowitz), "In search of the Higgs boson: H -> ZZ", digital art, 2013. Please note that this image is a detail from Xavier Cortada's art work installed at LHC P5 CMS. According to some theories, the mechanism that requires the existence of the Higgs boson (known by physicists as “electroweak symmetry breaking”) could also imply the involvement of other spin-zero – “boson” – particles. How would these relate to the newly-discovered particle? “The properties that the other Higgs bosons would have vary a lot depending on the theoretical model you consider,” explain...

  2. Festival Euroopa südames / Jaan Ruus

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    Ruus, Jaan, 1938-2017

    2004-01-01

    Karlovy Vary festivalist. Kuldgloobuse sai itaallaste Andrea ja Antonio Frazzi "Lastelugu" ("Certi bambini"), parima režii preemia sai hispaanlane Xavier Bermudez ("Leon ja Olvido"), naiskõrvalosa preemia anti Karen Lise Mynsterile ( taanlase Paprika Steeni "Tagajärjed"). Ka ungari filmist "Pärast eelmist päeva" (režii Attila Janisch), prantsuse "Kooripoisid" (režii Christophe Barratier), india "Vihmamantel" (režii Rituparno Ghosh), vene "Minu kasuvend Frankenstein" (Valeri Todorovski)

  3. Õuduse eelõhtu Kinomajas

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    2007-01-01

    PÖFFi korraldatud õudusfilmide festivalil HÕFF Haapsalu Kultuurikeskuses (22.-25. märtsini) näidatavad õudusfilmid "Frankensteini needus" (Terence Fischer; Suurbritannia, 1957) ja "Murtud" (Adam Mason, Simon Boyes; Suurbritannia, 2006)on 20.03. linal ka Tallinna Kinomajas. Neile eelneb Xavier Mendiki dokfilm "Menstrual Monsters" ning režissööri diskussioon produtdendi ja režissööri Howard Martiniga

  4. The sensation of the look: The gazes in Laurence Anyways

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    2018-01-01

    This article analyses the gazes, looks, stares and glares in Laurence Anyways (Xavier Dolan, 2012), and examines their affective, interpretive, and symbolic qualities, and their potential to create viewer empathy through affect. The cinematic gaze can produce sensations of shame and fear, by offering a sequence of varied “encounters” to which viewers can react, before we have been given a character onto which we can deflect them, thus bypassing the representational, narrative and even the sym...

  5. Recent Advances in Supramolecular Assemblies with Nucleic Acids

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    2007-08-29

    xavier.moreau@up.univ-mrs.fr 28 Name Contact Information Laurence Navailles Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, 115, Avenue Albert Schweitzer 33600...Switzerland Email : peter.walde@mat.ethz.ch 29 Name Contact Information Cécile Zakri Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, 115, Avenue Albert ... Schweitzer 33600 Pessac, France Email : zakri@crpp-bordeaux.cnrs.fr Guy Zuber Laboratoire de Chimie Génétique, CNRS UMR 7175- LC1- Faculté de

  6. Rediscovering Horror – From Graveyard Poetry to Popular Culture

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    Musap, Emilia

    2016-01-01

    Horror: A Literary History, edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes, is divided into seven chapters which function as separate essays that can be read without having specific knowledge about the horror genre. If read systematically, the book presents an anthological review which establishes the continuity of the genre from 1764 to the early twenty-first century. Even though it privileges theory over textual analysis, the book can be used to elucidate numerous cultural productions and developments that ...

  7. Productividad y alteración de los manglares y la percepción social sobre los mismos en el noroeste de México /

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    López Medellín, Xavier

    2011-01-01

     tesis que para obtener el grado de Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas, presenta Xavier López Medellín ; asesor Exequiel Ezcurra Real de Azúa, Alicia Castillo Álvarez, Víctor Jaramillo Luque. 96 páginas : ilustraciones. Doctorado en Ciencias Biológicas UNAM, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, 2011

  8. 2005 22nd International Symposium on Ballistics. Volume 1 - Tuesday

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    2005-11-18

    Numerical Model and Experiment Patrice Gaudreault, Defence Research & Development Canada; Amal Bouamoul, Robert Durocher, Benoit St- Jean , DRDC...Vulnerability Modelling Baptiste Longuet, Pascal Millet , Eric Taiana, ETBS; Patrick Della, Pieta Christiane Reynaud, SNPE Matériaux Energétiques CRB...Soldiers Exposed to Roadside Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) François-Xavier Jetté, Jean -Philippe Dionne, Aris Makris, Med-Eng Systems, Inc

  9. Topical preparations for pain relief: efficacy and patient adherence

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    Lourenco Jorge, Liliana; Campelo Feres ,Carol; Telles-Dias,PR

    2010-01-01

    Liliana L Jorge1,2, Caroline C Feres1, Vitor EP Teles31Lucy Montoro Institute of Rehabilitation, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; 2Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; 3Ana Carolina Moura Xavier Rehabilitation Hospital Center, Curitiba, Parana, BrazilAbstract: There has been an increasing focus on development of new routes of drug administration to provide tailored treatments for patients, without decreasing efficacy of analge...

  10. Hazardous materials in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Quarterly project status report, July 1, 1993--September 30, 1993

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    1993-11-01

    This document is a brief progress report from each of the research and education projects that are currently funded through the ERWM contract. During third quarter 1993, approval was given by DOE for purchase of equipment. Equipment purchases were initiated and much of the equipment has been received and installed. The committees in charge of coordination of sampling and analyses associated with the collaborative research groups continued to meet and address these issues. Sampling has been done in the lower part of Devil`s Swamp and in the Devil`s Swamp Lake area. In addition, extensive sampling has been done in Bayou Trepagnier and in Bayou St. John. During this period, Tulane and Xavier Universities continued working closely with Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL). The ORNL 1993 summer student internship program was completed. Plans were made for expanding the program to support 8 students next summer. Leonard Price, a Xavier University Chemistry professor and John Walz, a Tulane University Engineering professor each spent 5 weeks at ORNL. During this time these faculty worked with ORNL researchers exploring mutual interests and discussing possible future collaborations. In September, Drs. Carl Gehrs, Lee Shugart and Marshall Adams of ORNL, visited the Tulane and Xavier campuses. They presented two seminars and met with several of the investigators being supported by the ERWM contract. Tulane/Xavier project administrators participated in the Office of Technology Development`s ``New Technologies and Program Exhibition`` in the Rayburn House Office Building on September 23 and in the Hart Senate Office Building on September 27.

  11. PVAMU/XULA/BCM Summer Prostate Cancer Research Program

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    degradation of several cancer -related proteins, including the androgen receptor , which is dysregulated in certain prostate cancers . Overall, the goal of my...Behavior of Androgen Receptor Splice Variants in Androgen Dependent Prostate Cancer Cells Turner, Williamson D., Xavier University of Louisiana, Class...AWARD NUMBER: W81XWH-15-1-0677 TITLE: PVAMU/XULA/BCM Summer Prostate Cancer Research Program PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Nancy L. Weigel

  12. Hazardous materials in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Quarterly project status report, July 1, 1994--September 30, 1994

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    This document references information pertaining to the presence of hazardous materials in the Mississippi River Basin. Topics discussed include: The biological fate, transport, and ecotoxicity of toxic and hazardous wastes; biological uptake and metabolism; sentinels of aquatic contamination; bioremediation; microorganisms; biomarkers of exposure and ecotoxicity; expert geographical information systems for assessing hazardous wastes in aquatic environments; and enhancement of environmental education at Tulane and Xavier

  13. Redhead (Rubiaceae)

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    Thèse de Doctorat 3è cycle, UFR. Biosciences, Université, Cocody-Abidjan,. 2003; p 144. 19. Xavier L. Rôle du foie dans le métabolisme des nutriments en nutrition artificielle. Nutrition clinique et métabolisme, 1999; 13(4):. 225-231. 20. Eastham RD. Abrégé de constantes biologiques. Edition Masson, Paris-France; 1978;.

  14. Hazardous materials in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Annual technical report, 30 December 1992--29 December 1993

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    Tulane and Xavier Universities have singled out the environment as a major strategic focus for research and training for now and beyond the year 2000. In 1989, the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR) was established as the umbrella organization which coordinates environmental research at both universities. In December, 1992, the Tulane/Xavier DBR was awarded a five year grant to study pollution in the Mississippi River system. The ''Hazardous Materials in Aquatic Environments of the Mississippi River Basin'' project is a broad research and education program aimed at elucidating the nature and magnitude of toxic materials that contaminate aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Studies include defining the complex interactions that occur during the transport of contaminants, the actual and potential impact on ecological systems and health, and the mechanisms through which these impacts might be remediated. The Mississippi River Basin represents a model system for analyzing and solving contamination problems that are found in aquatic systems world-wide. Individual papers have been processed separately for inclusion in the appropriate data bases

  15. Economic Evaluation and Overall Assessment of Water Harvesting Ponds based on Scorecard System: A Case Study

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    Dabral, P. P.; Kumar, Santosh; Kiku, Karmchand

    2017-12-01

    In the present study, an attempt has been made to carry out an economic analysis of three (03) water harvesting ponds situated in the district of Lakhimpur (Assam), India. Economic analysis was carried out using three important economic criteria, namely Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR), Net Present Worth (NPW) and the Internal Rate of Returns (IRR). Ponds of the study area were compared with adopting score card system. All the water harvesting ponds were found economically viable as the BCR was more than unity at 12% discount rate. Net present worth was the highest for the water harvesting pond of Radhapukheri Fish Seed Farm, Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Assam, Narayanpur and the least for water harvesting pond of St. Xavier's School, Harmoti. The IRR was found to be the highest (60%) for water harvesting ponds of St. Xavier's School, Harmoti followed by water harvesting pond of a farmer of Narayanpur (48%) and water harvesting pond of Radhapukheri Fish Seed Farm (19.2%).Water harvesting pond of Radhapukheri Fish Seed Farm, Narayanpur scored the highest score (84 marks) followed by water harvesting pond of a farmer of Narayanpur (80 marks) and St. Xavier's school, Harmoti (61 marks).

  16. Hazardous materials in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Annual technical report, 30 December 1992--29 December 1993

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    Tulane and Xavier Universities have singled out the environment as a major strategic focus for research and training for now and beyond the year 2000. In 1989, the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR) was established as the umbrella organization which coordinates environmental research at both universities. In December, 1992, the Tulane/Xavier DBR was awarded a five year grant to study pollution in the Mississippi River system. The ``Hazardous Materials in Aquatic Environments of the Mississippi River Basin`` project is a broad research and education program aimed at elucidating the nature and magnitude of toxic materials that contaminate aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Studies include defining the complex interactions that occur during the transport of contaminants, the actual and potential impact on ecological systems and health, and the mechanisms through which these impacts might be remediated. The Mississippi River Basin represents a model system for analyzing and solving contamination problems that are found in aquatic systems world-wide. Individual papers have been processed separately for inclusion in the appropriate data bases.

  17. The duplication of the number of hands in Sign Language, and its semantic effects

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    Full Text Available According to Xavier (2006, there are signs in the Brazilian sign language (Libras that are typically developed with one hand, while others are made by both hands. However, recent studies document the communication, with both hands, of signs which usually use only one hand, and vice-versa (XAVIER, 2011; XAVIER, 2013; BARBOSA, 2013. This study aims the discussion of 27 Libras' signs which are typically made with one hand and that, when articulated with both hands, present changes in their meanings. The data discussed hereby, even though originally collected from observations of spontaneous signs from different Libras' users, have been elicited by two deaf patients in distinct sessions. After presenting the two forms of the selected signs (made with one and two hands, the patients were asked to create examples of use for each of the signs. The results proved that the duplication of hands, at least for the same signal in some cases, may happen due to different factors (such as plurality, aspect and intensity.

  18. STS-72 Flight Day 7

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    On this seventh day of the STS-72 mission, the flight crew, Cmdr. Brian Duffy, Pilot Brent W. Jett, and Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao, Daniel T. Barry, Winston E. Scott, and Koichi Wakata (NASDA), awakened to music from the Walt Disney movie, 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.' Chiao and Scott performed the second spacewalk of the mission where they tested equipment and work platforms that will be used in building the planned International Space Station. This spacewalk was almost seven hours long. Wakata conducted an interview with and answered questions from six graders from a Japanese school in Houston, Texas.

  19. Etiology of Congenital Dislocation of the Hip

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    Dr. Carl E. Badgley was born in 1893, the son of a Presbyterian minister [2]. He received his medical degree at the University of Michigan in 1919, and became interested in orthopaedic surgery owing to Drs. Hugh Cabot and LeRoy Abbott. He was appointed as an instructor of surgery in 1920 and was appointed professor and head of the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1932, an appointment he retained until 1963 when he retired. Dr. Badgley, devoted to his home state, was active in organizing inst...

  20. Jackson Bar Training Structure Study

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    comparison of the one-dimensional bridge hydraulic routines from: HEC - RAS , HEC -2, and WSPRO. Davis, CA: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hydrologic Engineering...ER D C/ CH L TR -1 5- 4 Jackson Bar Training Structure Study Co as ta l a nd H yd ra ul ic s La bo ra to ry Jeremy A. Sharp and...Leroy Gage), a previously constructed HEC -2 model, and a previously constructed WES physical model from 1987. Three alternatives were modeled in an

  1. BCR-ABL V280G Mutation, Potential Role in Imatinib Resistance: First Case Report

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    Azevedo, Ana P; Reichert, Alice; Afonso, Celina; Alberca, Maria D; Tavares, Purifica??o; Lima, Fernando

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    Export Date: 28 December 2017 Correspondence Address: Azevedo, A.P.; Department of Clinical Pathology, Hospital São Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Estrada do Forte do Alto do Duque, Portugal; email: Chemicals/CAS: glycine, 56-40-6, 6000-43-7, 6000-44-8; hydroxyurea, 127-07-1; imatinib, 152459-95-5, 220127-57-1; nilotinib, 641571-10-0; valine, 7004-03-7, 72-18-4 References: Radich, J.P., Shah, N.P., Mauro, M.J., Integrating current treatment options ...

  2. Session 2: economic and environmental aspects of the different sources of hydrocarbons

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    Here are given the summaries of the speeches of Mr Bernard Montaron (Schlumberger): the petroleum recovery ratios: a technical challenge for the energetic stake; of Mr Xavier Preel (Total): the non conventional petroleums; of Mr Guy de Kort (Shell): gas to liquids; and of Mrs Nathalie Alazard (IFP): the fuels coming from biomass. All these speeches have been presented at the AFTP petroleum yearly days (12-13 October 2005) during the session 2 concerning the economical and environmental aspects of the different sources of hydrocarbons. (O.M.)

  3. Publications 2004

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    Full Text Available Fabienne Blaise- F. Blaise, P. Judet de La Combe et Ph. Rousseau (éds. : Le Métier du mythe. Lectures d'Hésiode (Villeneuve d'Ascq, PUS, 1996 - traduction chinoise à paraître aux éditions Huaxia Publishing House of China, Pékin, en 2005.Jean Bollack- La Muerte de Antigona. La tragedia de Creonte. Traduction en espagnol de La Mort d'Antigone (Paris, PUF, 1999 par Arnaud Pons et de Xavier Riu, Arena Libros, coll. Tempo al Tempo, Madrid 2004,  144 p. -  Sentido contra sentido. ¿ Como se lee ?...

  4. Bibliographie

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    I. LES DIEUX LITTERATURE PRIMAIRE : LES PRINCIPAUX TEXTES ET LEURS TRADUCTIONS FRANÇAISES A) Edda poétique Traduction française : Régis Boyer, L’Edda poétique, Fayard, Paris 1992. Traduction allemande : Edda. Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. Herausgegeben von Gustav Neckel. I. Text. Hans Kuhn, Heidelberg, 1962. Traduction anglaise: The Poetic Edda, éd. U. Dronke, Oxford, 1969. B) Edda de Snorri Traduction française (partielle) : François-Xavier Dillmann, L’Edda. Récits...

  5. Bac on the Border

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    2007-01-01

    Although now on the Tohono O'odom reservation in the modern US Southwest, when the Franciscan church of San Xavier del Bac was built (1780-97), its location was the northern frontier of New Spain. From the outset the church stood out from other northern New Spanish missions in its elaborate decoration, and it still stands out because its contents remain intact, despite changes through time. This essay serves as an introduction to the church as a subject of art historical study. It highlights ...

  6. Tarefas (orais) e seus construtos teóricos ( Tasks (oral) its theoretical constructs )

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    RESUMO O objetivo do artigo é definir o conceito tarefa, apresentar sua tipologia e, ainda, analisar as abordagens teóricas que subjazem o uso de tarefas orais em aulas de língua estrangeira. Para tanto, inicia-se com a discussão do termo atividade no campo do ensino e aprendizagem de língua estrangeira e, em seguida, apresenta-se a classificação das atividades em: tarefas, exercícios, estimulações linguísticas e práticas conversacionais (XAVIER, 2007), diferenciando-as e concentrando...

  7. La segunda expedición de Balmis, revolución y vacuna

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    2013-01-01

    Cuatro años después de concluir la Real Expedición Filantrópica de la Vacuna (REFV) (1803-1806) en calidad de director, Francisco Xavier Balmis emprendió una nueva comisión con destino a México que le mantuvo allí desde 1810 a 1813. El objetivo inicial para el que fue comisionado pasaba por verificar si la estrategia de vacunación implantada a través de las Juntas era eficaz y, asimismo, encontrar una fuente de fluido vacuno autóctona que permitiera continuar la acción vacunadora. Balmis ejer...

  8. Ciclovía y carril bus en el VAO de la C58

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    2017-01-01

    El proyecto de la "ciclovía y carril bus en la infraestructura del VAO de la C58" se inicia en el taller PCH Ciutat Meridiana como una manera de mejorar el lugar gracias a la conectividad. Se desarrolla como PFC con Claudi Aguiló (Construcción) como tutor y Xavier Matilla (Urbanismo) e Ignacio Costales (Estructura) como asesores. El proyecto consiste en la adaptación de la infraestructura del VAO mediante la creación de nuevos accesos (Proyecto urbano) que puedan dotar a la plataforma existen...

  9. Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response training Center needs assessment

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    McGinnis, K.A.; Bolton, P.A.; Robinson, R.K.

    1993-09-01

    For the Hanford Site to provide high-quality training using simulated job-site situations to prepare the 4,000 Site workers and 500 emergency responders for known and unknown hazards a Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response Training Center is needed. The center will focus on providing classroom lecture as well as hands-on, realistic training. The establishment of the center will create a partnership among the US Department of Energy; its contractors; labor; local, state, and tribal governments; and Xavier and Tulane Universities of Louisiana. This report presents the background, history, need, benefits, and associated costs of the proposed center

  10. Lignes de percolation dans un fluide supercritique

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    2000-01-01

    Daniel BEYSENS rapporteur Xavier CAMPI directeur de thèse Antonio CONIGLIO Hans HERRMANN rapporteur Hendrik-Jan HILHORST président Hubert KRIVINE co-directeur de thèse Dominique LEVESQUE invité; The aim of this thesis is to establish the correspondence between the phase diagram of a simple fluid and its microscopic structure in terms of clusters of particles. Large scale Monte-Carlo and molecular dynamics calculations suggest that self-bound clusters are present in the supercritical phase, th...

  11. Border, Drug Traffic and Gender: the Alternative Heroines of Mexican Violence’s Fictionalization

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    2016-01-01

    Violence and power are two concepts we assign to the masculine field. However, we see that more and more often, a young woman is chosen to play the main character in history in the range of fictional works produced in Mexico. Taking as a starting point this new trend, the work will be based on three novels whose similarities and differences in the construction of the main character will show new creative leads: Diablo Guardián (2003) by Xavier Velasco, Señales que precederán el fin del mundo ...

  12. Border, Drug Traffic and Gender: the Alternative Heroines of Mexican Violence’s Fictionalization

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    Full Text Available Violence and power are two concepts we assign to the masculine field. However, we see that more and more often, a young woman is chosen to play the main character in history in the range of fictional works produced in Mexico. Taking as a starting point this new trend, the work will be based on three novels whose similarities and differences in the construction of the main character will show new creative leads: Diablo Guardián (2003 by Xavier Velasco, Señales que precederán el fin del mundo (2009 by Yuri Herrera y Perra Brava (2010 by Orfa Alarcón.

  13. Sem dança não tem força nenhuma: Creating indigenous spaces in São Paulo urban area

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    Full Text Available L’articolo presenta alcune tappe fondamentali, politiche e culturali, del processo di formazione dell’associazione indigena Pankararé a San Paolo, Brasile. L’articolo si svolge attraverso le parole di uno dei protagonisti della costruzione del nucleo urbano Pankararé, la leader della associazione Alaìde Pereira Xavier Feitosa. Il racconto di Alaide si muove tra la zona urbana di San Paolo e la terra d’origine situata nello stato di Bahia, per ripercorrere il cammino di costruzione di spazi indigeni e rivendicazioni di cittadinanza differenziata che definiscono la loro legittimità nei percorsi della memoria e nelle pratiche rituali.

  14. Estudio de nudos rígidos en estructuras de madera laminada

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    2011-01-01

    La razón de este proyecto final de grado tiene su origen en otro proyecto final, el que Xavier Bosch Canals presentó en julio de 2010 para la carrera de arquitectura en la ETSAB (UPC). Ese proyecto final estaba emplazado donde actualmente se encuentra el mercado municipal de Calafell. El objetivo de ese proyecto era la definición de la documentación gráfica para la ejecución de la biblioteca-archivo municipal de Calafell. Acompañando a la biblioteca-archivo se realizó una propu...

  15. Systematic account of new Porifera (Demospongiae) records from the oceanic Island of Madeira (NE Atlantic).

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    Pestana, Rosa; Ribeiro, ClÁudia; Boury-Esnault, Nicole; Biscoito, Manuel

    2018-03-28

    Few surveys on benthic fauna have been performed on the island of Madeira (Alves et al. 2003 and references therein), and the first sponge specimens were collected opportunistically (Johnson 1863, 1899; Topsent 1904, 1928). Porifera can be considered one of the least studied phyla in the Madeira archipelago, within the Lusitanian province. This is not the case for other regions as the Mediterranean (Boury-Esnault 1971 and references therein), Alboran Sea (Carballo 1994), Canary Islands (Cruz 2002), and the Azores (Topsent 1904; Boury-Esnault Lopes 1985; Xavier 2009), where sponges have been more thoroughly studied.

  16. In Memory of Annie Hubert

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    Chantal Crenn

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The team of the webjournal Anthropology of Food and the coordinators of the issue devoted to Food and Migration are particularly affected by the death of Annie Hubert. She was to each of us (especially to the members of the Marmite, this informal research group based in Bordeaux, France an invaluable collaborator, and most of all a great friend. Last April, as we were working on the introduction of this issue questioning the link between migration and food, Xavier Medina, Jean-Pierre Hassoun...

  17. Sobre el realisme històric i el teatre-document (o de quan els autors estudiaven Història

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    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Resum: This essay attempts to approach the Catalan theatrical production of the 1960s and 70s related to the theatredocument, with special emphasis on M. Aurèlia Capmany and X. Romeu’s «Qüestions and answers about the Ufe and death of Francesc Layreu lawyerfor the workers of Catalonia» (1970, one of the most outstanding examples of this theatrical formula.Paraules clau: realisme històric; teatre-document; teatre català; anys seixanta i setanta; M. Aurèlia Campmany; Xavier Romeu

  18. Natural and active chemical remediation of toxic metals and radionuclides in the aquatic environment

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    McPherson, G.; Pintauro, P.; O'Connor, S.; Zhang, J.; Gonzales, R.; Flowers, G.

    1993-01-01

    The focus of this research is the non-biological, chemical remediation of toxic heavy metals and radionuclides in aquatic environments. This Tulane/Xavier group includes researchers from Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Geology. Active methods using novel zeolites and ion exchange membranes are currently being evaluated for use in removing heavy metals from natural waters. In addition, field and laboratory studies of metal ion exchange reactions and competitive, heavy metal adsorption on clay substrates are underway to determine sediment metal sequestering capacity. A summary of progress to date and future work is presented

  19. El legado de la Real Expedición Filantrópica de la Vacuna (1803-1810: las juntas de vacuna

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    Ramírez Martín, Susana María

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    Full Text Available The Royal Vaccination Expedition, directed by the physicians Francisco Xavier Balmis and José Salvany, was the most important scientific and medical achievement of the Spanish colonial era. It took place at a time of political restlessness, and its achievements were thus conditioned by each of the cultures into which the vaccine was introduced. As its legacy, the philantropic expedition left the Vaccination Boards, established in the Americas as centers of medical expertise to sustain the expedition´s principal objetive: the battle against the smallpox epidemics in pursuit of public health.

    La Expedición de la Vacuna, dirigida por los médicos Francisco Xavier Balmis y José Salvany, es la gesta científica y sanitaria más importante de época colonial. Su desarrollo tuvo lugar en un momento político convulso y los resultados estuvieron condicionados por las sociedades donde la vacuna se estableció. El legado de esta expedición filantrópica fue la creación de las Juntas de Vacuna. Estas instituciones se erigieron como centros creadores de saber médico en América y consolidaron el objetivo primario de la expedición: la búsqueda de la salud pública luchando contra las epidemias de viruela.

  20. Hispanoamericanos en Londres a comienzos del siglo XIX

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    Manuel Ortuño Martínez

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante las primeras décadas en del siglo XIX en Londres coincidieron los exiliados liberales procedentes de España y los patriotas insurgentes de las provincias de América. Desde Miranda a Rocafuerte, pasando por Bello, Alvear, Moreno, Sarratea, Teresa de Mier, Palacio Fajardo, Irisarri, Belgrano, los Fagoaga y Alamán, buscaban el apoyo de la Gran Bretaña y el reconocimiento de la independencia, que se retrasó hasta 1824. Con ellos convivió en Londres Xavier Mina el joven liberal radical español que luchó en México contra el absolutismo de Fernando VIIDuring the three first decade of the xix Century in London the Spanish Liberal exiles were living among the insurgents patriots coming from Spanish America, From Miranda to Rocafuerte through Bello, Alvear, Moreno, Sarratea, Teresa de Mier, Palacio Fajardo, Irisarri, Belgrano, the Fagoaga's and Alamán, all of them were seeking for the United Kingdom support and recognition to their Independence, finally arrived at 1824. The yound radical liberal Xavier Mina was there before he goes to México to fight against the Ferdinand VII absolutism.

  1. Hazardous materials in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin

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    1993-01-01

    Tulane and Xavier Universities have singled out the environment as a major strategic focus for research and training for now and by the year 2000. In December, 1992, the Tulane/Xavier CBR was awarded a five year grant to study pollution in the Mississippi River system. The ''Hazardous Materials in Aquatic Environments of the Mississippi River Basin'' project is a broad research and education program aimed at elucidating the nature and magnitude of toxic materials that contaminate aquatic environments of the Mississippi River Basin. Studies include defining the complex interactions that occur during the transport of contaminants, the actual and potential impact on ecological systems and health, and the mechanisms through which these impacts might be remediated. The Mississippi River Basin represents a model system for analyzing and solving contamination problems that are found in aquatic systems world-wide. These research and education projects are particularly relevant to the US Department of Energy's programs aimed at addressing aquatic pollution problems associated with DOE National Laboratories. First year funding supported seven collaborative cluster projects and twelve initiation projects. This report summarizes research results for period December 1992--December 1993

  2. An information and dialogue conference on the human genome project (HGP) for the minority communities in the state of Louisiana

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    1999-06-01

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation, in cooperation with Xavier University of New Orleans, and the New Orleans District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, held the Information and Dialogue Conference on the Human Genome Project for the Minority Communities in the State of Louisiana on April 16-17, 1999. The Conference was held on the campus of Xavier University in New Orleans. Community leaders, government officials, minority professional and social organizations leaders, religious leaders, persons from the educational and academic community, and students were invited. Conference objectives included bringing HGP information and a focus in the minority community on the project, in clear and understandable terms, to spread the work in the minority community about the project; to explore the likely positive implications with respect to health care and related matters; to explore possible negative results and strategies to meet them; to discuss the social, legal, and ethical implications; and to facilitate minority input into the HGP as it develops.

  3. In search of the Higgs boson: H -> ZZ

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    Cortada, Xavier

    2013-01-01

    The work is a result of the art@CMS programme collaboration, credits goes to Xavier Cortada and Pete Markowitz, art@CMS programme In Geneva, FIU artist Xavier Cortada and physicist Pete Markowitz delivered an Art-Science talk during the CERN CMS Week Conference, created a site-specific installation at the CMS experiment venue and engaged 300 scientists from around the world in a performance art piece that transformed them into the very subatomic particles they research. In the piece, they invite scientists to participate by wearing a cap with LED lights, showing one of the 6 colors which represent the flavors of the quarks. The physicists themselves then take the role of the quarks inside a proton with the building serving as the confining (proton) walls. Through their social interactions each scientist will mimic the natural interactions studied in the experiment below. Working together, Cortada and Markowitz developed a permanent art installation to be unveiled at the vernissage. The installation's five ban...

  4. Escritoras marginalizadas

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Este ensaio apresenta um estudo sobre a importância do resgate de escritoras marginalizadas pelo cânone para a história das Literaturas de Língua Portuguesa, destacando a importância da inserção de Judith Teixeira e Alina Paim. Essas escritoras foram atuantes no campo literário, mas esquecidas pela censura de governos ditatoriais. Metodologicamente, faz-se uma abordagem historiográfica sobre a autoria feminina a partir dos estudos de Maria Lúcia Dal Farra, Elódia Xavier e Zahidé Muzart. Palavras-chave: Historiografia; Judith Teixeira; Alina Paim. Abstract: This work presents a study about the importance of rescuing writers marginalized by canon for the history of literature in Portuguese language, emphasizing the importance of including in it Judith Teixeira and Alina Paim. These writers were active in the literary field, but forgotten by dictatorial governments’ censorship. Methodologically, it is historiographical approach about the female authorship from the studies by Maria Lúcia Dal Farra, Elodia Xavier and Zahidé Muzart. Keywords: Historiography; Judith Teixeira; Alina Paim.

  5. The american dream and the culture of appearances in Mervyn Leroy’s Little Caesar

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    Elder Kôei Itikawa Tanaka

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    Known as the precursor of the gangster sound films from this genre’s “classic” period, Little Caesar, directed by Mervyn LeRoy in 1930, narrates Rico Bandello’s (Edward G. Robinson path from his rise as a gang leader to his death. Little Caesar established the parameters followed by the gangster films in the 1930s and also contributed to the image of the gangster as an American icon due to its dissemination through the cultural industry, mainly on films. Our objective with this present article is to verify through the analysis of some of the scenes how the culture of appearances and the ideology of the American Dream are configured throughout the narrative.

  6. Spondylo-arthropathies or ossifying polyenthesites. Scintigraphic and scannographic results

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    Gaucher, A.; Pere, P.; Regent, D.; Grandhaye, P.; Aussedat, R.; Vivard, T.

    1987-01-01

    Ossifying enthesites present an undeniable diagnostic value in every chronic inflammatory rheumatism at an early stage, not only in adults but also in children. Bony scintigraphy discovers them in most localizations at a preradiological stage, as soon as they cause pain. The scanner examination enables to follow the anatomical evolution of the ossifications. It is perfectly suitable for the study of sacro-iliac and interapophyseal joints. Ossifying enthesites, the evolution of which spreads over several years, often depend on mechanical, professional or athletic constraints. Ossifying enthesitis is a common characteristics of ''classic'' spondylo-arthropathies which are all ossifying polyenthesites: ankylosing spondylarthritis, psoriasic rheumatism, rheumatism of enteropathies, Fiessinger-Leroy-Reiter syndrome and juvenile spondylo-arthropathies [fr

  7. Like Mother, Like Daughter?: Matrilineal Opposition in African American Mulatta Melodrama

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    Full Text Available The article juxtaposes representations of mothers and daughters in selected African American novels that feature near-white female protagonists: W. W. Brown’s Clotel, Or the President’s Daughter (1853, Frances E. W. Harper’s Iola Leroy (1892, Charles Chesnutt’s The House behind the Cedars (1900, and Pauline Hopkins’s Hagar’s Daughter (1902. It explores the matrilineal opposition through a formalist close analysis of the melodramatic poetics of the texts and examines the political significance of such aesthetic choices. The novels expose the American history of interracial relations through their foregrounding of the mulatta protagonists and numerous scenes of anagnorisis of their multiracial identities. Simultaneously, their “erotics of politics” rewards the choice of a black spouse and thus celebrates the emergence of the self-determined black community.

  8. Third International Conference on Complex Systems

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    Minai, Ali A; Unifying Themes in Complex Systems

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    In recent years, scientists have applied the principles of complex systems science to increasingly diverse fields. The results have been nothing short of remarkable: their novel approaches have provided answers to long-standing questions in biology, ecology, physics, engineering, computer science, economics, psychology and sociology. The Third International Conference on Complex Systems attracted over 400 researchers from around the world. The conference aimed to encourage cross-fertilization between the many disciplines represented and to deepen our understanding of the properties common to all complex systems. This volume contains selected transcripts from presentations given at the conference. Speakers include: Chris Adami, Kenneth Arrow, Michel Baranger, Dan Braha, Timothy Buchman, Michael Caramanis, Kathleen Carley, Greg Chaitin, David Clark, Jack Cohen, Jim Collins, George Cowan, Clay Easterly, Steven Eppinger, Irving Epstein, Dan Frey, Ary Goldberger, Helen Harte, Leroy Hood, Don Ingber, Atlee Jackson,...

  9. STS-72 Flight Day 2

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    On this second day of the STS-72 mission, the flight crew, Cmdr. Brian Duffy, Pilot Brent W. Jett, and Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao, Daniel T. Barry, Winston E. Scott, and Koichi Wakata (NASDA), awakened to music from the motion picture 'Star Wars.' The crew performed a systems checkout, prepared for the retrieval of the Japanese Space Flyer Unit (SFU), tested the spacesuits for the EVA, and activated some of the secondary experiments. An in-orbit news interview was conducted with the crew via satellite downlinking. Questions asked ranged from the logistics of the mission to the avoidance procedures the Endeavour Orbiter performed to miss hitting the inactive Air Force satellite, nicknamed 'Misty' (MSTI). Earth views included cloud cover, several storm systems, and various land masses with several views of the shuttle's open cargo bay in the foreground.

  10. Sustaining self-management in diabetes mellitus.

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    Mitchell-Brown, Fay

    2014-01-01

    Successful management of diabetes depends on the individual's ability to manage and control symptoms. Self-management of diabetes is believed to play a significant role in achieving positive outcomes for patients. Adherence to self-management behaviors supports high-quality care, which reduces and delays disease complications, resulting in improved quality of life. Because self-management is so important to diabetes management and involves a lifelong commitment for all patients, health care providers should actively promote ways to maintain and sustain behavior change that support adherence to self-management. A social ecological model of behavior change (McLeroy, Bibeau, Steckler, & Glanz, 1988) helps practitioners provide evidence-based care and optimizes patients' clinical outcomes. This model supports self-management behaviors through multiple interacting interventions that can help sustain behavior change. Diabetes is a complex chronic disease; successful management must use multiple-level interventions.

  11. Dictionnaires de traduction pour traducteurs: état actuel et perspectives futures

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    Dictionaries for Assisting Translators of Lsp Texts: The Accounting Dictionaries. International Journal of Lexicography 25 (2), 191-215. Fuertes-Olivera, P. and S. Tarp (2014) The theory and Practice of Specialised Online Dictionaries. Lexicographica Series Maior. De Gruyter. Leroyer, P., M.-C. L'Homme and B......, thesauruses, corpora of parallel texts, knowledge bases etc. Is it possible to tailor the lexicographic tool to the needs of the individual translator in a given, specific translation situation? This high conceptual complexity explains why dictionaries for translation have been the subject of a great number...... a brief overview of the most influential theoretical positions in lexicography and their consequences for dictionary making in the field of translation at present, the paper will discuss last-generation translation dictionaries and perspectives for the future. References: Fuertes-Olivera, P. (2012) Online...

  12. Genetics of Lactic Acid Bacteria

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    Zagorec, Monique; Anba-Mondoloni, Jamila; Coq, Anne-Marie Crutz-Le; Champomier-Vergès, Marie-Christine

    Many meat (or fish) products, obtained by the fermentation of meat originating from various animals by the flora that naturally contaminates it, are part of the human diet since millenaries. Historically, the use of bacteria as starters for the fermentation of meat, to produce dry sausages, was thus performed empirically through the endogenous micro-biota, then, by a volunteer addition of starters, often performed by back-slopping, without knowing precisely the microbial species involved. It is only since about 50 years that well defined bacterial cultures have been used as starters for the fermentation of dry sausages. Nowadays, the indigenous micro-biota of fermented meat products is well identified, and the literature is rich of reports on the identification of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) present in many traditional fermented products from various geographical origin, obtained without the addition of commercial starters (See Talon, Leroy, & Lebert, 2007, and references therein).

  13. STS-65 Columbia, OV-102, IML-2 Official crew portrait

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    1994-01-01

    STS-65 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, International Microgravity Laboratory 2 (IML-2) Official crew portrait shows its seven crewmembers wearing launch and entry suits (LESs). The six NASA astronauts and a Japanese payload specialist take a break from STS-65 training to pose for their portrait. Left to right are Mission Specialist (MS) and Payload Commander (PLC) Richard J. Hieb, holding mission insignia, MS Leroy Chiao, Pilot James D. Halsell, Jr, Commander Robert D. Cabana, Payload Specialist Chiaki Mukai, MS Donald A. Thomas, holding launch and entry helmet (LEH), and Carl E. Walz. Mukai represents the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan.Portrait made by NASA JSC contract photographer Scott A. Wickes.

  14. STS-65 crewmembers and backup participate in bench review at Boeing Building

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    1994-01-01

    STS-65 crewmembers, wearing clean suits, look over equipment to be carried aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, for the scheduled July flight of the second International Microgravity Laboratory (IML-2) mission. Surrounding a table full of equipment at Boeing's Flight Equipment Processing Facility near the Johnson Space Center (JSC), are (left to right) Mission Specialist (MS) Leroy Chiao, MS Donald A. Thomas, Commander Robert D. Cabana, Payload Specialist Chiaki Mukai, Payload Commander (PLC) Richard J. Hieb, and backup (alternate) payload specialist Jean-Jacques Favier. Mukai represents Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA) and Favier represents France's Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. Photo taken by NASA JSC contract photographer Scott A. Wickes.

  15. Sub-kilometer Numerical Weather Prediction in complex urban areas

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    Leroyer, S.; Bélair, S.; Husain, S.; Vionnet, V.

    2013-12-01

    A Sub-kilometer atmospheric modeling system with grid-spacings of 2.5 km, 1 km and 250 m and including urban processes is currently being developed at the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) in order to provide more accurate weather forecasts at the city scale. Atmospheric lateral boundary conditions are provided with the 15-km Canadian Regional Deterministic Prediction System (RDPS). Surface physical processes are represented with the Town Energy Balance (TEB) model for the built-up covers and with the Interactions between the Surface, Biosphere, and Atmosphere (ISBA) land surface model for the natural covers. In this study, several research experiments over large metropolitan areas and using observational networks at the urban scale are presented, with a special emphasis on the representation of local atmospheric circulations and their impact on extreme weather forecasting. First, numerical simulations are performed over the Vancouver metropolitan area during a summertime Intense Observing Period (IOP of 14-15 August 2008) of the Environmental Prediction in Canadian Cities (EPiCC) observational network. The influence of the horizontal resolution on the fine-scale representation of the sea-breeze development over the city is highlighted (Leroyer et al., 2013). Then severe storms cases occurring in summertime within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are simulated. In view of supporting the 2015 PanAmerican and Para-Pan games to be hold in GTA, a dense observational network has been recently deployed over this region to support model evaluations at the urban and meso scales. In particular, simulations are conducted for the case of 8 July 2013 when exceptional rainfalls were recorded. Leroyer, S., S. Bélair, J. Mailhot, S.Z. Husain, 2013: Sub-kilometer Numerical Weather Prediction in an Urban Coastal Area: A case study over the Vancouver Metropolitan Area, submitted to Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

  16. Les origines de l’entrepreneur schumpétérien The Origins of the Schumpeterian Entrepreneur

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article examine les deux origines, logique dans la théorie économique et historique dans l’histoire de la pensée économique, de l’entrepreneur chez J. A. Schumper. L’origine logique réside dans la nécessité analytique de construire un « type entrepreneur », comme type particulier d’agent économique, pour rendre intelligible le processus de transformation économique. Ce type permet le passage de l’analyse statique, le circuit walrasien, à celle dynamique de l’évolution économique. L’origine historique de ce type entrepreneur ne fait pas de Schumpeter un auteur aussi original que l’on pourrait le penser. Quelques années avant, de nombreux auteurs importants, et bien connus de Schumper, avaient déjà proposé des descriptions de l’entrepreneur très proches de celle de Schumpeter. Parmi ceux-ci, Max Weber, Werner Sombart, Alfred Marshall, Paul Leroy-Beaulieu et Friedrich von Wieser sont ici étudiés.This article examines both origins, logic in the economic theory and historic in the history of the economic thought, of the Schumpeterian entrepreneur. The logical origin lies in the analytical necessity of building a "typify entrepreneur", as particular type of economic agent, to make understandable the process of economic transformation. This type allows the passage of the static analysis, the walrasian circuit, that dynamics of the economic evolution. The historic origin of this type entrepreneur does not make Schumpeter a so original author as we could think of it. Some years before, numerous important authors, and known well by Schumper, had already proposed the descriptions of the entrepreneur very close to that of Schumpeter. Among these, Max Weber, Werner Sombart, Alfred Marshall, Paul Leroy-Beaulieu and Friedrich von Wieser are studied here.

  17. ANIMALES TRANSGÉNICOS COMO ORGANISMOS ARTIFICIALES ANIMAIS TRANSGÊNICOS COMO ORGANISMOS ARTIFICIAIS TRANSGENIC ANIMALS AS ARTIFICIAL ORGANISMS

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    Alexandre Bota Arqué

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available La modificación genética de organismos vivos ha generado interrogantes éticos de difícil solución. La búsqueda de marcos conceptuales lleva a plantear si ha habido una modificación del estatuto ontológico de los organismos alterados por la biotecnología. Este artículo realiza una aproximación al organismo biotecnológico a partir del pensamiento de los filósofos José Ortega y Gasset y Xavier Zubiri acerca del hombre y de la técnica, conceptualizando el objeto artificial biotecnológico como "organismo artificial", con la particularidad de ser el primer objeto producido por el hombre que se reproduce independientementeA modificação genética de organismos vivos gerou interrogativos éticos de difícil solução. A busca de marcos conceituais leva a questionar se ocorreu uma modificação do estatuto ontológico dos organismos modificados pela biotecnologia. Este artigo realiza uma aproximação ao organismo biotecnológico a partir do pensamento dos filósofos José Ortega y Gasset e Xavier Zubiri a respeito do homem e da técnica. Conceptualiza o objeto artificial biotecnológico como um "organismo artificial", com a particularidade de ser o primeiro objeto produzido pelo homem que se reproduz independentementeThe possibility of genetic modification of living organisms has generated ethical questions of difficult solution. The searching for conceptual frames has put into question whether the ontological status of organisms altered by biotechnology has been changed. This paper approaches the biotechnological organism following the thinking of philosophers Ortega y Gasset and Xavier Zubiri, based on their view on anthropology and technology conceptualizing the biotechnological artificial object as an "artificial organism" with the particularity that it is the first object produced by human beings which reproduces independently

  18. Mechanisms underlying metabolic and neural defects in zebrafish and human multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD.

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    Yuanquan Song

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available In humans, mutations in electron transfer flavoprotein (ETF or electron transfer flavoprotein dehydrogenase (ETFDH lead to MADD/glutaric aciduria type II, an autosomal recessively inherited disorder characterized by a broad spectrum of devastating neurological, systemic and metabolic symptoms. We show that a zebrafish mutant in ETFDH, xavier, and fibroblast cells from MADD patients demonstrate similar mitochondrial and metabolic abnormalities, including reduced oxidative phosphorylation, increased aerobic glycolysis, and upregulation of the PPARG-ERK pathway. This metabolic dysfunction is associated with aberrant neural proliferation in xav, in addition to other neural phenotypes and paralysis. Strikingly, a PPARG antagonist attenuates aberrant neural proliferation and alleviates paralysis in xav, while PPARG agonists increase neural proliferation in wild type embryos. These results show that mitochondrial dysfunction, leading to an increase in aerobic glycolysis, affects neurogenesis through the PPARG-ERK pathway, a potential target for therapeutic intervention.

  19. Ninth general report on the activities of the European Communities in 1975

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    1976-01-01

    A requirement to publish this report is in accordance with Article 18 of the Treaty establishing a single Council and a single Commission of the European Communities. In his opening address to the European Parliament Feb. 10, 1976, Mr. Francois-Xavier Ortoli, President of the Commission, reviewed the achievements of the Community in 1975 and assessed its successes and failures prior to presenting its plans for 1976. Europe in the World, Building up an Integrated Economic Unit, and Improved Structural and Regional Balances and a Better Quality of Life are three memoranda annexed to the address by the President. The activities of the Communities in 1975 are summarized in five chapters. Abstracts were prepared for two activities dealing with energy: ''The Sectoral Policies: Common Energy Policy'' in one of the annexed memoranda and ''Community Policies, Section 14: Energy,'' in Chapter III. (MCW)

  20. The historical origins of the vegetative state: Received wisdom and the utility of the text.

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    Adams, Zoe M; Fins, Joseph J

    2017-01-01

    The persistent vegetative state (PVS) is one of the most iconic and misunderstood phrases in clinical neuroscience. Coined as a diagnostic category by Scottish neurosurgeon Bryan Jennett and American neurologist Fred Plum in 1972, the phrase "vegetative" first appeared in Aristotle's treatise On the Soul (circa mid-fourth century BCE). Aristotle influenced neuroscientists of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, Xavier Bichat and Walter Timme, and informed their conceptions of the vegetative nervous system. Plum credits Bichat and Timme in his use of the phrase, thus putting the ancient and modern in dialogue. In addition to exploring Aristotle's definition of the "vegetative" in the original Greek, we put Aristotle in conversation with his contemporaries-Plato and the Hippocratics-to better apprehend theories of mind and consciousness in antiquity. Utilizing the discipline of reception studies in classics scholarship, we demonstrate the importance of etymology and historical origin when considering modern medical nosology.

  1. Rediscovering Horror – From Graveyard Poetry to Popular Culture

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    Emilia Musap

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Horror: A Literary History, edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes, is divided into seven chapters which function as separate essays that can be read without having specific knowledge about the horror genre. If read systematically, the book presents an anthological review which establishes the continuity of the genre from 1764 to the early twenty-first century. Even though it privileges theory over textual analysis, the book can be used to elucidate numerous cultural productions and developments that have influenced the simultaneous evolution and devolution of horror by offering a precise insight into the continual interaction of social and literary spheres. Horror: A Literary History is valuable precisely because it questions the devalorizing stances towards the horror genre by acknowledging the importance of various writers who have contributed to the evolution of American and British literature but have often been marginalized because of their tendencies to transgress into the horror genre.

  2. Social media, knowledge translation, and action on the social determinants of health and health equity: A survey of public health practices.

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    Ndumbe-Eyoh, Sume; Mazzucco, Agnes

    2016-11-01

    The growth of social media presents opportunities for public health to increase its influence and impact on the social determinants of health and health equity. The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health at St. Francis Xavier University conducted a survey during the first half of 2016 to assess how public health used social media for knowledge translation, relationship building, and specific public health roles to advance health equity. Respondents reported that social media had an important role in public health. Uptake of social media, while relatively high for personal use, was less present in professional settings and varied for different platforms. Over 20 per cent of those surveyed used Twitter or Facebook at least weekly for knowledge exchange. A lesser number used social media for specific health equity action. Opportunities to enhance the use of social media in public health persist. Capacity building and organizational policies that support social media use may help achieve this.

  3. Robert Alexy's Rules Ponderation and Narciso Baez's Theory Of Double Size of Human Rights in Analysis of Rights in Conflict Infanticide Concrete Case in Indigenous Villages

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    Rogério Gesta Leal; Fabio Biasi Pavão

    2015-01-01

    O presente artigo tem por objetivo analisar o tema da colisão de princípios e direitos fundamentais sob o prisma da teoria de Robert Alexy e de reflexões sobre a dupla dimensão dos direitos humanos de Narciso Leandro Xavier Baez. Para tanto, propõe uma análise dos conceitos elaborados por Robert Alexy sobre normas e princípios e situações de conflitos entre direitos. Alexy propõe regras de ponderação como alternativa à solução de conflitos entre princípios, proporcionando a prevalência de um ...

  4. Jesuit strategy in Japan and India in the 16th Century as a precursor to modern Western “Soft Power”

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    Olga Vilenovna Volosyuk

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The principles of “soft power”, within the context of the historical development of international relations both on the worldwide and regional levels, had been applied in the East and in the West long before the aforementioned theories appeared. It was the Jesuits in the 16th Century who developed strategies of influence and were pioneers in the introduction of “soft” methods of leverage in international communication practice. In today’s world, which is witnessing an increase in the role of the religious factor in international relations, it is important to understand how to identify these achievements, and correct the mistakes of these early strategies, based on the practices of Francis Xavier in Japan and of Antoni de Montserrat in the Mughal Empire. An attentive and thorough study of the Jesuits’ experience is of great importance in understanding contemporary processes of international interaction from a “soft power” point of view.

  5. Unique Approach to Dental Management of Children with Hearing Impairment.

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    Renahan, Navanith; Varma, R Balagopal; Kumaran, Parvathy; Xavier, Arun M

    2017-01-01

    The number of deaf children has dramatically increased in the past few decades. These children present to the pediatric dentist a unique set of challenges mostly pertaining to the establishment of communication with them. There have been very few attempts in the past to break down these challenges and formulate a strategy on how to manage them effectively. This is a case report of a child who was successfully managed using two different modes of communication. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages are mentioned, and a common strategy incorporating the positives of both the methods has been devised. Renahan N, Varma RB, Kumaran P, Xavier AM. Unique Approach to Dental Management of Children with Hearing Impairment. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017;10(1):107-110.

  6. Hazardous materials in aquatic environments of the Mississippi River basin. Quarterly project status report, April 1, 1993--June 30, 1993

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    During this quarter, the Review Panel made its final recommendations regarding which of the proposals should be funded. Included in this report is a brief status report of each of the research and education projects that are currently funded in this project. The Coordinated Instrumentation Facility (CIF) sponsored 3 seminars on Environmental Sample Preparation Techniques. These seminars were designed to educate the investigators on the use of microwave digestion systems for sample preparation and the use of Inductively Coupled Plasma and Atomic Absorption Specrtroscopy for analyses. During this period, Tulane and Xavier Universities have worked closely with Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) to develop a long term relationship that will encourage interaction and collaborations among the investigators at all of the institutions.

  7. Afrocentrismes américains

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    Débats et controverses En 2000, paraissait le premier ouvrage de référence en langue française sur l’Afrocentrisme. Rassemblant des contributions rédigées par des spécialistes de plusieurs disciplines et consacrées à diverses aires géographiques et périodes historiques, Afrocentrismes, L’histoire des Africains entre Egypte et Amérique se penchait sur les multiples facettes de ce courant de pensée. Pour ce faire, les éditeurs de cet ouvrage, François‑Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar, Jean-Pierre Chrétien...

  8. Staff members with 25 years’ service at CERN in 2009

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  9. LA REPRESENTACIÓN DE LA IDENTIDAD INDIVIDUAL EN LA NARRATIVA MEXICANA DE LOS ALBORES DEL SIGLO XXI

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    LILIA LETICIA GARCĺA PEÑA

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available This work analyzes the transformations that exist in the representation of the individual identity in the Mexican narrative works published between 1995 and 2010 by the writers: Guillermo Fadanelli, Carlos Fuentes, Patricia Laurent Kullick, Héctor Manjarrez, Eduardo Antonio Parra, Aline Pettersson, Pedro Ángel Palou, Xavier Velasco y Socorro Venegas. The article has a general perception with the aim of emphasizing, from the individual poetics, the process of symbolization of the “I” in the Mexican narrative from the beginnings of the 21st century, that as cultural phenomenon unfolds in the borders of literariness and society. The theoretical perspective that encourages the analysis starts off, mainly, from the proposal of the North American psychologist Kenneth Gergen, the sociologist Zigmunt Bauman and the mythocritic proposal of Gilbert Durand.

  10. Futuristic stories older than might appear: origin of ideas of science fiction screenplays

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    Carlos Alberto Machado

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses the origin of the ideas of most movie scripts modern science fiction, and literaty concepts such as soft and hard, also present in the film. Pointed out the origin of these scripts mostly in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, they considered fertile periods in foreign science fiction literature. Also discusses about the casual predictions of the authors of this genre that end up bringing their ideas to contemporary unreasonably, but exciting, leading the media to call them visionary means. Some authors like Carrière, Xavier, Bez, Koff and Comparato assist in corroborating these ideas. Thus, the reader is led to reflect on the historical origin of these ideas.

  11. Acquisition of a non-matching to place task by rats with neonatal hippocampal lesion induced by ionizing radiation / Aquisição de uma tarefa espacial por ratos submetidos a lesão hipocampal neonatal induzida por radiação ionizante

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    Valéria Catelli Infantozzi Costa

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Costa, Bueno e Xavier (2005 showed that rats with hippocampus dentate gyrus lesions produced by colchicine have post-surgical tests deficits in spatial tasks involving conditional discrimination (non-matching-to-place, NMTP, although repetitive training does promote the recovery of the lamed subject's performance. The purpose of this experiment was to assess the performance of rats with selective lesions of dentate gyrus induced by neonatal ionizing radiation in the NMTP task. The irradiated group showed deficits in the first training sessions when compared to the control group. Nevertheless, the performance of lesion and control groups was similar at the end of the sessions, as previously reported. The results are discussed in light of the cognitive map theory.

  12. In search of the Higgs boson: H -> gamma gamma

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    2013-01-01

    In Geneva, FIU artist Xavier Cortada and physicist Pete Markowitz delivered an Art-Science talk during the CERN CMS Week Conference, created a site-specific installation at the CMS experiment venue and engaged 300 scientists from around the world in a performance art piece that transformed them into the very subatomic particles they research. In the piece, they invite scientists to participate by wearing a cap with LED lights, showing one of the 6 colors which represent the flavors of the quarks. The physicists themselves then take the role of the quarks inside a proton with the building serving as the confining (proton) walls. Through their social interactions each scientist will mimic the natural interactions studied in the experiment below. Working together, Cortada and Markowitz developed a permanent art installation to be unveiled at the vernissage. The installation's five banners give the different strategies to sift through the voluminous collisions recorded by the CMS experiment in the search for the...

  13. In search of the Higgs boson: H -> WW

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    2013-01-01

    In Geneva, FIU artist Xavier Cortada and physicist Pete Markowitz delivered an Art-Science talk during the CERN CMS Week Conference, created a site-specific installation at the CMS experiment venue and engaged 300 scientists from around the world in a performance art piece that transformed them into the very subatomic particles they research. In the piece, they invite scientists to participate by wearing a cap with LED lights, showing one of the 6 colors which represent the flavors of the quarks. The physicists themselves then take the role of the quarks inside a proton with the building serving as the confining (proton) walls. Through their social interactions each scientist will mimic the natural interactions studied in the experiment below. Working together, Cortada and Markowitz developed a permanent art installation to be unveiled at the vernissage. The installation's five banners give the different strategies to sift through the voluminous collisions recorded by the CMS experiment in the search for th...

  14. In search of the Higgs boson: H -> tau tau

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    2013-01-01

    In Geneva, FIU artist Xavier Cortada and physicist Pete Markowitz delivered an Art-Science talk during the CERN CMS Week Conference, created a site-specific installation at the CMS experiment venue and engaged 300 scientists from around the world in a performance art piece that transformed them into the very subatomic particles they research. In the piece, they invite scientists to participate by wearing a cap with LED lights, showing one of the 6 colors which represent the flavors of the quarks. The physicists themselves then take the role of the quarks inside a proton with the building serving as the confining (proton) walls. Through their social interactions each scientist will mimic the natural interactions studied in the experiment below. Working together, Cortada and Markowitz developed a permanent art installation to be unveiled at the vernissage. The installation's five banners give the different strategies to sift through the voluminous collisions recorded by the CMS experiment in the search for the...

  15. In search of the Higgs boson: H -> bottom bottom

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    2013-01-01

    In Geneva, FIU artist Xavier Cortada and physicist Pete Markowitz delivered an Art-Science talk during the CERN CMS Week Conference, created a site-specific installation at the CMS experiment venue and engaged 300 scientists from around the world in a performance art piece that transformed them into the very subatomic particles they research. In the piece, they invite scientists to participate by wearing a cap with LED lights, showing one of the 6 colors which represent the flavors of the quarks. The physicists themselves then take the role of the quarks inside a proton with the building serving as the confining (proton) walls. Through their social interactions each scientist will mimic the natural interactions studied in the experiment below. Working together, Cortada and Markowitz developed a permanent art installation to be unveiled at the vernissage. The installation's five banners give the different strategies to sift through the voluminous collisions recorded by the CMS experiment in the search for the...

  16. The Royal Philanthropic Expedition of the Vaccine: a landmark in the history of public health.

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    Soto-Pérez-de-Celis, E

    2008-11-01

    In 1979, smallpox officially became the first disease ever to be eradicated by mankind. The global efforts to defeat this dreadful pandemic, however, started almost two centuries before. One of the most important, and sometimes forgotten, events in the fight against smallpox was the Royal Philanthropic Expedition of the Vaccine, commissioned by Charles IV of Spain to physicians Francisco Xavier Balmis y Berenguer and Jose Salvany in 1804. The aim of this expedition was to take the smallpox vaccine, discovered by Jenner, to Spain's territories in the Americas and in the Far East. After several years of vaccination in modern day Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico and the Philippines, the expedition returned to Europe. To this day, the Balmis and Salvany expedition remains a great example of international cooperation, and a landmark in the history of public health.

  17. The Spanish royal philanthropic expedition to bring smallpox vaccination to the New World and Asia in the 19th century.

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    Franco-Paredes, Carlos; Lammoglia, Lorena; Santos-Preciado, José Ignacio

    2005-11-01

    The New World was ravaged by smallpox for several centuries after the Spanish conquest. Jenner's discovery of the smallpox vaccine made possible the prevention and control of smallpox epidemics. In response to a large outbreak of smallpox in the Spanish colonies, King Charles IV appointed Francisco Xavier de Balmis to lead an expedition that would introduce Jenner's vaccine to these colonies. During the journey, the vaccine was kept viable by passing it from arm to arm in orphaned children, who were brought along expressly for that purpose and remained under the care of the orphanage's director. This expedition was the first large scale mass vaccination of its kind. The historic legacy of this pioneering event in international health should be revisited in the current era of persistent inequalities in global health.

  18. Ingeniería de Sistemas y Computación: Una utopía realizada en la Universidad de los Andes

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    Full Text Available Entre las tarjetas perforadas, las reglas de cálculo, los libros de Fortran y Cobol, y los cursos de algoritmos, sistemas de información y teoría de juegos, los jóvenes Alfredo Amore, Xavier Caicedo y Diego Escobar recibieron el 28 de agosto de 1970 su grado como los primeros Ingenieros de Sistemas y Computación del país. Por la celebración de su aniversario 40, la Revista de Ingeniería se propone hacer memoria sobre el proceso de creación de este programa y sus primeros egresados, pues constituyen un hito determinante en la historia de la ingeniería colombiana, gestado desde la Universidad de los Andes.

  19. Laurent Mermet (dir., Étudier des écologies futures. Un chantier ouvert pour les recher­ches prospectives environnementales. P.I.E.-Peter Lang, EcoPolis. Vol. 5, 2005, 411 p.

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    Full Text Available L’ouvrage ici proposé est le résultat d’un travail d’équipe réunissant cinq chercheurs et doctorants : Laurent Mermet (coordinateur, professeur, Xavier Poux (chercheur associé, Hubert Kieben, Sébastien Treyer et Ruud Van der Helm (doctorants. Ces derniers ont fonction­né durant 5 ans (1999-2003 au sein d’un pole prospective à l’intérieur du groupe de recherche en gestion sur les territoires et l’environnement (RGTE. Ce programme appuyé par l’ENGREF (Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural des Eau...

  20. Petanque club

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    C'est sous un soleil radieux et une température estivale que se déroulait pour la deuxième année le Challenge Amical CERN-CRISSIER ce samedi 23 Septembre 2017. Six équipes de chaque club se rencontraient tout au long de la journée. Après des parties parfois serrées la finale était remportée par notre équipe CERN, composée de Michèle Dunand et Xavier Paccioni. Le trophée reste donc au Club pour la deuxième fois. Le Prochain rendez-vous est pris pour 2018 dans le canton de Vaud !

  1. Potential impacts of the energy industry on invertebrates

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    DeMont, E. [Saint Francis Xavier Univ., Antigonish, NS (Canada). Dept. of Biology

    2006-07-01

    This presentation provided a literature review of seismic activity impacts on invertebrates. A summary of recent research on the effects of seismic noise on female snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) was evaluated by comparison with a caging study conducted off western Cape Breton Island in 2003-2004 which examined mortality and external damages to crabs, as well as the conditions of appendices and organs. Details of a study examining the mobility of lobsters over pipelines were presented, as well as recent research conducted by the St. Francis Xavier Biomechanics Laboratory. It was noted that studies on the effects of marine noise on invertebrate species are limited and incomplete. However, the impacts of marine noise on invertebrates is a critical issue for major fisheries based on invertebrates. The snow crab study showed swelling of hepatopancreatic walls to crabs in areas of seismic activity. Abundance and distribution of the crabs fell from 30 per cent before seismic activity to 23 per cent after seismic exploration began. Evidence of immediate impacts on antennules, gill and statocysts which lasted less than 5 months was observed. The impacts of the abnormalities on the life cycle of the crabs is unknown. Exposure to seismic energy did not kill snow crab embryos. However, rates of development were slower in seismic than control embryos. Results suggested that further research on normal crab health and environmental conditions is needed. Current research at the St. Francis Xavier Biomechanics Laboratory included a fluid mechanics study paddle-assisted walking for lobsters; jet-assisted walking in lobsters; the effects of temperature on the activity of lobsters; and, the impact of mechanical vibrations on lobsters. Details of sponsors for the various studies were also provided. refs., tabs., figs.

  2. Aquisição de uma tarefa espacial por ratos submetidos a lesão hipocampal neonatal induzida por radiação ionizante Acquisition of a non-matching to place task by rats with neonatal hippocampal lesion induced by ionizing radiation

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    Valéria Catelli Infantozzi Costa

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Costa, Bueno e Xavier (2005 mostraram que ratos com lesão do giro denteado hipocampal produzida por colchicina apresentam prejuízo de desempenho em testes pós-operatórios em uma tarefa espacial de discriminação condicional (tarefa de non-matching-to-place, NMTP, embora o treino repetitivo promova recuperação do desempenho dos animais lesados. O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar o desempenho de ratos com danos seletivos no giro denteado, induzidos pela exposição neonatal a radiação ionizante, na tarefa de NMTP. O grupo irradiado apresentou prejuízo nas primeiras sessões de treino quando comparado ao grupo controle; porém, seu desempenho se igualou ao dos animais controles nas últimas sessões, replicando resultados anteriores. Os resultados são discutidos no contexto da teoria do mapa espacial cognitivo.Costa, Bueno e Xavier (2005 showed that rats with hippocampus dentate gyrus lesions produced by colchicine have post-surgical tests deficits in spatial tasks involving conditional discrimination (non-matching-to-place, NMTP, although repetitive training does promote the recovery of the lamed subject's performance. The purpose of this experiment was to assess the performance of rats with selective lesions of dentate gyrus induced by neonatal ionizing radiation in the NMTP task. The irradiated group showed deficits in the first training sessions when compared to the control group. Nevertheless, the performance of lesion and control groups was similar at the end of the sessions, as previously reported. The results are discussed in light of the cognitive map theory.

  3. Determining ice water content from 2D crystal images in convective cloud systems

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    Leroy, Delphine; Coutris, Pierre; Fontaine, Emmanuel; Schwarzenboeck, Alfons; Strapp, J. Walter

    2016-04-01

    Cloud microphysical in-situ instrumentation measures bulk parameters like total water content (TWC) and/or derives particle size distributions (PSD) (utilizing optical spectrometers and optical array probes (OAP)). The goal of this work is to introduce a comprehensive methodology to compute TWC from OAP measurements, based on the dataset collected during recent HAIC (High Altitude Ice Crystals)/HIWC (High Ice Water Content) field campaigns. Indeed, the HAIC/HIWC field campaigns in Darwin (2014) and Cayenne (2015) provide a unique opportunity to explore the complex relationship between cloud particle mass and size in ice crystal environments. Numerous mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) were sampled with the French Falcon 20 research aircraft at different temperature levels from -10°C up to 50°C. The aircraft instrumentation included an IKP-2 (isokinetic probe) to get reliable measurements of TWC and the optical array probes 2D-S and PIP recording images over the entire ice crystal size range. Based on the known principle relating crystal mass and size with a power law (m=α•Dβ), Fontaine et al. (2014) performed extended 3D crystal simulations and thereby demonstrated that it is possible to estimate the value of the exponent β from OAP data, by analyzing the surface-size relationship for the 2D images as a function of time. Leroy et al. (2015) proposed an extended version of this method that produces estimates of β from the analysis of both the surface-size and perimeter-size relationships. Knowing the value of β, α then is deduced from the simultaneous IKP-2 TWC measurements for the entire HAIC/HIWC dataset. The statistical analysis of α and β values for the HAIC/HIWC dataset firstly shows that α is closely linked to β and that this link changes with temperature. From these trends, a generalized parameterization for α is proposed. Finally, the comparison with the initial IKP-2 measurements demonstrates that the method is able to predict TWC values

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    Giner, Manel; Culebras, Jesús M; Meguid, Michael M

    2016-03-01

    En agosto de 1976, un joven llamado LeRoy cayó desde una cornisa fracturándose el fémur. Se sospechó una hemorragia interna importante. Durante una laparotomía se comprobó que todos los órganos internos estaban intactos y los cirujanos ortopédicos arreglaron la fractura. Treintadías después, LeRoy murió. Había comido poco; diariamente, tan solo había recibido tres litros de la glucosa, el equivalente a 510 calorías, por vía intravenosa. La glucosa fue insuficiente para satisfacer sus necesidades nutricionales, perdiendo más del 20% de su peso corporaldurante su estancia en el hospital. La causa de la muerte se debió a "desnutrición médicamente inducida". Mientras tanto, un artículo científico documentó que la prevalencia de desnutrición en los hospitales de Boston era del 44% y que la desnutrición en sí era un predictor de altas tasas de complicaciones y muerte.Como resultado, los médicos sensibilizados formaron una sociedad que creó programas de formación y alentó la formación de equipos de nutrición en los hospitales. La industria comercializó fórmulas de nutrición y catéteres. Las complicaciones en enfermos hospitalizados cayeron en picado, mientras que las tasas de supervivencia aumentaron. California aprobó una legislación para regular el soporte nutricional. Aunque la industria de la atención sanitaria reconoce la importancia de la nutrición en los cuidados al paciente, el Congreso no proporcionó apoyo fiscal para los equipos de nutrición. Como resultado, los hospitales disolvieron sus equipos de nutrición de reciente creación. La educación y las habilidades en nutrición disminuyeron, y las complicaciones hospitalarias y las tasas de mortalidad aumentaron de nuevo.

  5. Quand le film raconte l’image. Variations cinématographiques autour de La Cène de Léonard de Vinci

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    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Partant de l’hypothèse qu’au cinéma, un plan travaillé à la manière d’un tableau engage, non pas un « arrêt » du récit, mais un enrichissement de la logique narrative linéaire du film par une sémiotique tabulaire et des jeux de références intermédiales, cet article analyse le cas exemplaire et récurrent des plans qui reconstituent en « tableau vivant » La Cène de Léonard de Vinci. Christus (Giulio Antamoro, 1914-1916, Ben Hur, a tale of the Christ (Fred Niblo, 1925 ou Quo Vadis (Mervyn LeRoy, 1951 y sont explorés, ainsi que d’autres productions qui replacent la composition du Cenacolo à la fois en une « phase » et une « stase » dramatique et esthétique du récit christique. Des films tels que Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961 sont aussi évoqués, qui font apparaître la composition comme une pause allégorique d’un récit contemporain, enrichi sur un plan énonciatif, symbolique et iconographique.Based on the hypothesis that in the cinema, a shot worked in the style of a picture doesn’t “stop” the storyline but expands the linear narrative with tabular semiotics and artistic references, this article analyzes the exemplary and recurring case of the shots which reconstitute Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper as a “living picture”. Christus (Giulio Antamoro, 1914-1916, Ben Hur, a tale of the Christ (Fred Niblo, 1925, Quo Vadis (Mervyn LeRoy, 1951 and other movies are investigated, that replace the famous Cenacolo as both a phase and a stasis of the Christlike narrative. Films like Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961 are mentioned too, where da Vinci’s composition occurs like an allegorical extension of a contemporary story, enriched both symbolically and iconographically.

  6. Late differentiation of proximal and distal margins in the Gulf of Aden

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    Bache, F.; Leroy, S.; D'Acremont, E.; Autin, J.; Watremez, L.; Rouzo, S.

    2009-04-01

    Non-volcanic passive margins are usually described in three different domains (Boillot et al., 1988), namely (1) the continental domain, where the basement is structured in a series of basins and basement rises, (2) the true oceanic domain, where the bathymetry is relatively smooth, and (3) in between them, a transitional domain referred to as the oceanic-continental transition (OCT), where the basement is partly composed of exhumed mantle. The Gulf of Aden is a young and narrow oceanic basin formed in Oligo-Miocene time between the rifted margins of the Arabian and Somalian plates. The distal margin and particularly the OCT domain were previously studied considering a large set of data (Leroy et al., 2004; d'Acremont et al., 2005; d'Acremont et al., 2006; Autin, 2008). This study focalises on the sedimentary cover identified on seismic reflexion profiles acquired during Encens-Sheba (2000) and Encens (2006) cruises. Sedimentary stratal pattern and seismic facies succession suggest that the differentiation between the proximal and the distal margins occurred very late in the formation of the margin, after the deposition of ~2 km of "syn-OCT" sediments which filled the distal margin grabens. A high position of the proximal and distal margins during rifting and "syn-OCT" sediments deposition could be proposed. The major implication of this evolution should be a shallow nature of "syn-OCT" deposits. The lack of boreholes doesn't permit to affirm this last point. Comparable observations have been described on other passive margins (Moulin, 2003; Moulin et al., 2005; Labails, 2007; Aslanian et al., 2008; Bache, 2008). For some authors, it shows the persistence of a deep thermal anomaly during the early history of the margin (Steckler et al., 1988; Dupré et al., 2007). These observations could be a common characteristic of passive margins evolution and are of major interest for petroleum exploration. Aslanian, D., M. Moulin, O. J.L., P. Unternehr, F. Bache, I. Contrucci

  7. A solar village in the Amazonas Territory Eric B. Mayor and Nihls Grillet 3

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    Mayer, E R; Grillet, N

    1983-01-01

    The oil-intensive development pattern applied by Venezuela in the last 40 years has limited the regional economic growth of the rural areas while the big metropolitan areas are suffering an accelerated and irrational population increase. The corollary of this rapid industrialization has been excessive urbanization, high rate of unemployment, rural emigration and a lack of services in more than half the territory. The very centralized energy sector does not even consider settlements with less than 500 people. The need for a more rational use of the land, where space, water, energy and mineral resources are available, has induced the utility company (CADAFE) and the Government to test the use of renewable energy sources in a remote village of the Federal Territory of Amazon. Various photovoltaic generators are used to operate some of the basic services of the community. This installation, designed by the authors and constructed by Architect Nihls Grillet, Consogri International CA, uses equipment provided by Leroy Somer, France-Photon, Pompes Guinard and has been operating successfully since June 1981.

  8. Quasibound levels and shape resonances of 39K2(B 1Pi/sub u/) crossed laser-molecular beam studies and analytical interpretation

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    Heinze, J.; Kowalczyk, P.; Engelke, F.

    1988-01-01

    Quasibound levels and shape resonances in the (B 1 Pi/sub u/ -X 1 Σ + /sub g/) band system of 39 K 2 have been recorded by crossed laser-molecular beam techniques. Using optical--optical double resonance, individual rovibrational levels (v'' = 15--18, J'' = 3--25) of the K 2 state are prepared by Franck--Condon pumping (FCP) in a supersonic nozzle beam. Excitation into quasibound levels below and above the (B 1 Pi/sub u/) state barrier is detected as molecular and atomic (K4 2 P 3 /sub // 2 →4 2 S 1 /sub // 2 only) fluorescence. The resonance transition frequencies and shapes are measured and the results are used (a) to determine the scattering resonance energies, widths, and lifetimes; (b) to compare them with values obtained by a ''maximum internal amplitude'' approach [R. J. LeRoy and R. B. Bernstein, J. Chem. Phys. 54, 5114 (1971)]; and (c) to check the agreement with exact calculations of the B state potential using the ''inverted perturbation approach (IPA).'' The bound and quasibound part of the B 1 Pi/sub u/ state including the locus (R = 8.08 +- 0.05 A) of the barrier maximum (298 +- 8 cm -1 above the adiabatic dissociation limit) is found in excellent agreement with previous results. The shape resonances are not highly sensitive to the long-range interatomic forces, here the repulsive dipole--dipole resonance interaction

  9. Applicability of a Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform handheld spectrometer to perform in situ analyses on Cultural Heritage materials.

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    Arrizabalaga, Iker; Gómez-Laserna, Olivia; Aramendia, Julene; Arana, Gorka; Madariaga, Juan Manuel

    2014-08-14

    This work studies the applicability of a Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform handheld device to perform in situ analyses on Cultural Heritage assets. This portable diffuse reflectance spectrometer has been used to characterise and diagnose the conservation state of (a) building materials of the Guevara Palace (15th century, Segura, Basque Country, Spain) and (b) different 19th century wallpapers manufactured by the Santa Isabel factory (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain) and by the well known Dufour and Leroy manufacturers (Paris, France), all of them belonging to the Torre de los Varona Castle (Villanañe, Basque Country, Spain). In all cases, in situ measurements were carried out and also a few samples were collected and measured in the laboratory by diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRIFT) in order to validate the information obtained by the handheld instrument. In the analyses performed in situ, distortions in the diffuse reflectance spectra can be observed due to the presence of specular reflection, showing the inverted bands caused by the Reststrahlen effect, in particular on those IR bands with the highest absorption coefficients. This paper concludes that the results obtained in situ by a diffuse reflectance handheld device are comparable to those obtained with laboratory diffuse reflectance spectroscopy equipment and proposes a few guidelines to acquire good spectra in the field, minimising the influence caused by the specular reflection. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Meeting to honor F. Richard Stephenson on his 70th birthday

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    Green, David; Strom, Richard

    2015-01-01

    This book contains papers from a conference held to celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the world’s foremost astronomical historians, Professor F. Richard Stephenson, the latest recipient of the American Astronomical Society’s highest award for research in astronomical history, the LeRoy Doggett Prize. Reflecting Professor Stephenson’s extensive research portfolio, this book brings together under one cover papers on four different areas of scholarship: applied historical astronomy (which Stephenson founded); Islamic astronomy; Oriental astronomy; and amateur astronomy.  These papers are penned by astronomers from Canada, China, England, France, Georgia, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Portugal, Thailand and the USA. Its diverse coverage represents a wide cross-section of the history of astronomy community.  Under discussion are ways in which recent research using historical data has provided new insights into auroral and solar activity, supernovae and changes in the rotation rate of the E...

  11. Magnetic Field-Vector Measurements in Quiescent Prominences via the Hanle Effect: Analysis of Prominences Observed at Pic-Du-Midi and at Sacramento Peak

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    Bommier, V.; Leroy, J. L.; Sahal-Brechot, S.

    1985-01-01

    The Hanle effect method for magnetic field vector diagnostics has now provided results on the magnetic field strength and direction in quiescent prominences, from linear polarization measurements in the He I E sub 3 line, performed at the Pic-du-Midi and at Sacramento Peak. However, there is an inescapable ambiguity in the field vector determination: each polarization measurement provides two field vector solutions symmetrical with respect to the line-of-sight. A statistical analysis capable of solving this ambiguity was applied to the large sample of prominences observed at the Pic-du-Midi (Leroy, et al., 1984); the same method of analysis applied to the prominences observed at Sacramento Peak (Athay, et al., 1983) provides results in agreement on the most probable magnetic structure of prominences; these results are detailed. The statistical results were confirmed on favorable individual cases: for 15 prominences observed at Pic-du-Midi, the two-field vectors are pointing on the same side of the prominence, and the alpha angles are large enough with respect to the measurements and interpretation inaccuracies, so that the field polarity is derived without any ambiguity.

  12. The university and the responsible conduct of research: who is responsible for what?

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    Alfredo, Katherine; Hart, Hillary

    2011-09-01

    Research misconduct has been thoroughly discussed in the literature, but mainly in terms of definitions and prescriptions for proper conduct. Even when case studies are cited, they are generally used as a repository of "lessons learned." What has been lacking from this conversation is how the lessons of responsible conduct of research are imparted in the first place to graduate students, especially those in technical fields such as engineering. Nor has there been much conversation about who is responsible for what in training students in Responsible Conduct of Research or in allocating blame in cases of misconduct. This paper explores three seemingly disparate cases of misconduct-the 2004 plagiarism scandal at Ohio University; the famous Robert Millikan article of 1913, in which his reported data selection did not match his notebooks; and the 1990 fabrication scandal in Dr. Leroy Hood's research lab. Comparing these cases provides a way to look at the relationship between the graduate student (or trainee) and his/her advisor (a relationship that has been shown to be the most influential one for the student) as well as at possibly differential treatment for established researchers and researchers-in-training, in cases of misconduct. This paper reflects on the rights and responsibilities of research advisers and their students and offers suggestions for clarifying both those responsibilities and the particularly murky areas of research-conduct guidelines.

  13. Three Portraits, 2 Artists, and 1 Harvard Department of Anaesthesia: the Brigham Chairs and the Artists Who Rendered Them.

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    Fox, John A; Poor, Erin; Desai, Sukumar P

    2016-04-01

    Many forms of art accurately depict physical attributes of their subjects. But how precisely do portraits capture personal, emotional, and behavioral aspects of individuals holding leadership positions in academic departments of anesthesiology? We examined formal portraits of the first three academic chairmen of anesthesiology in our department - Leroy D. Vandam, Benjamin G. Covino, and Simon Gelman and obtained information about the artists (George Augusta and Marc Klionsky) regarding how they conducted research on their subjects, and the methods they used to depict significant character traits into their art. We then correlated the artistic depiction with known biographical and behavioral qualities of these leaders. We found that the artists were remarkably astute in their observations and that they successfully captured both physical and emotional aspects of these chairmen in their portraits. Moreover, in one instance, significant early life experiences were added to the composition with subtlety. Individuals familiar with these chairmen and aware of their management style can easily appreciate the techniques employed by the artists. We conclude that art successfully depicted personal and executive attributes of these three academic anesthesia chairmen. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Are stock prices too volatile to be justified by the dividend discount model?

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    Akdeniz, Levent; Salih, Aslıhan Altay; Ok, Süleyman Tuluğ

    2007-03-01

    This study investigates excess stock price volatility using the variance bound framework of LeRoy and Porter [The present-value relation: tests based on implied variance bounds, Econometrica 49 (1981) 555-574] and of Shiller [Do stock prices move too much to be justified by subsequent changes in dividends? Am. Econ. Rev. 71 (1981) 421-436.]. The conditional variance bound relationship is examined using cross-sectional data simulated from the general equilibrium asset pricing model of Brock [Asset prices in a production economy, in: J.J. McCall (Ed.), The Economics of Information and Uncertainty, University of Chicago Press, Chicago (for N.B.E.R.), 1982]. Results show that the conditional variance bounds hold, hence, our hypothesis of the validity of the dividend discount model cannot be rejected. Moreover, in our setting, markets are efficient and stock prices are neither affected by herd psychology nor by the outcome of noise trading by naive investors; thus, we are able to control for market efficiency. Consequently, we show that one cannot infer any conclusions about market efficiency from the unconditional variance bounds tests.

  15. A new service to ensure that PXI cards perform correctly

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    2013-01-01

    The PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) card is an electronic module used in association with a PC to improve the performance of measurement and automation systems. At CERN, many systems use PXI cards. With the long shutdown providing ideal timing, a new interdepartmental initiative has created a PXI card calibration service. Don’t miss out!   Christine Leroy-Jonckx and Benjamin Ninet (next to the new calibration machine), display their National Instruments diplomas. PXI cards are used in both laboratories and accelerators, for test beds, data acquisition systems, installation testing, etc. “A survey of CERN PXI equipment users carried out in 2011 showed that there were more than 1500 cards and about 50 different models in use,” says Hubert Reymond, responsible for PXI support and promotion at CERN. “As for all electronic systems, the performance of these cards can vary over time. So for some of them, calibration is nece...

  16. MAGMA-SMC: The Molecular Cloud Survey of the SMC

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    Muller, Erik; Wong, Tony; Hughes, Annie; Ott, Jürgen; Pineda, Jorge L.; MAGMA Collaboration

    2013-03-01

    We present a brief summary and description of the upcoming 12CO(1-0) Magellanic Mopra Assesment (MAGMA) SMC survey data release. The MAGMA-SMC survey has sampled 100% of the known CO in the SMC (at ˜33″ resolution; 12 pc at D = 60 kpc). Having explored 522 × 103 square parsecs throughout the SMC with 69 5' × 5' fields, to a sensitivity of ˜150 mK, we apply the cloudprops (Rosolowsky & Leroy 2006) cloud-search algorithm optimized for low S/N data, to detect more than 30 CO clouds with virial masses between 103-104 M⊙, mean radii ˜5 pc and 0.3-0.9 km s-1 velocity width. Typical brightness temperatures are ˜1 K T mb . All detected molecular regions are associated with at least one 24 μm compact emission source. Smoothing rarely increases the total detected CO flux, implying the CO emission is typically confined to small spatial scales. As recent dust maps of the SMC imply extended H2 mass, the apparent compact nature of the CO population indicates some departures from the canonical Galactic X CO-factor in the low-metallicity and relatively un-evolved ISM of the SMC.

  17. The association of illness perceptions with physical and mental health in systemic sclerosis patients: an exploratory study.

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    Arat, Seher; Verschueren, Patrick; De Langhe, Ellen; Smith, Vanessa; Vanthuyne, Marie; Diya, Luwis; Van den Heede, Koen; Blockmans, Daniel; De Keyser, Filip; Houssiau, Frédéric A; Westhovens, René

    2012-03-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between illness perceptions and the ability to cope with physical and mental health problems in a large cohort of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. This was a cross-sectional study in 217 systemic sclerosis patients from the Belgian Systemic Sclerosis Cohort. Illness perception and coping were measured by the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire and a coping questionnaire--the Coping Orientation of Problem Experience inventory (COPE). Physical and mental health-related quality of life was measured by the 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36), as were disease activity and several severity parameters. The relationship between illness perceptions and the ability to cope with physical/mental health problems was examined using multiple linear regression analysis. According to LeRoy's classification, 49 patients had limited SSc (lSSc), 129 had limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) and 39 had diffuse cutaneous SSc (dcSSc). Median disease duration was five years and the modified Rodnan skin score was 4. Good physical health was significantly associated with the lcSSc subtype and low disease activity (p consequences' and strong 'illness identity' correlated with poor physical health (p mental health was associated with low illness identity scores and low 'emotional response' scores (p mental health compared with the illness perception items. Illness representations contribute more than classical disease characteristics to physical and mental health. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  18. Interfon

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    2011-01-01

    Echos de notre Assemblée Générale L’A.G. annuelle de la Coopérative s’est tenue le 21 juin dernier au cours de laquelle le président fit lecture du rapport moral de l’année 2010 soulignant l’activité toujours très soutenue de : La vente du fuel domestique (3 125 m3 vendus ) Celle de nos vins en hausse de 25% Le bon C.A. de nos partenaires entrepreneurs (+30%) Seul point noir : une chute spectaculaire du C.A. de nos fournisseurs, notamment La Boîte à Outils et Samsé, l’ouverture de Leroy Merlin n’étant pas étrangère à cette situation. Ce qui nous donne un bilan de - 2 770 € au 31.12.2010. Notons par ailleurs l’arrivée de nouveaux partenaires : ILLICO (plombier dépanneur) REFLEX 2G (entretien brûleurs fuel, gaz) BARRISOL (pos...

  19. Social Science Energy Review: a quarterly publication. Vol. 1, No. 1

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    Gould, L C [ed.

    1978-01-01

    The Yale University Institution for Social and Policy Studies Mapping Project on Energy and the Social Sciences brings together an interdisciplinary group of Yale and visiting faculty, ISPS staff, and Yale graduate students meeting weekly to discuss topics in energy and the social sciences and to study and evaluate the importance for social policy of existing and potential social science energy research projects. The primary purposes of the project are: (1) to encourage timely social science investigations into important energy-related social issues, (2) to explore the present and potential roles for academic social science research in energy decision-making, and (3) to advise DOE and other government personnel in the planning of social science energy research. In addition to an overview of the Mapping Project, this report contains the following: (1) Social Science Research on ''The Energy Boomtown,'' by Leroy C. Gould--contains literature survey (66 references) and conveys Mapping Project's suggestions as to priorities on future social science research on ''energy boomtowns.'' (2) Men and Coal in Appalachia: a Survey of the Academic Literature, by Peter B. Allison (bibliography cites 7 journals, 3 government documents, and 70 books and articles). (3) Energy Research in Psychology, by John Sweeney (reprint of review of current status of energy research in psychology that appeared in December, 1977 issue of APA Monitor under the title, ''Boosting Energy Research'').

  20. Wars in the history of rheumatology

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    P. Marson

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Some important discoveries in the history of rheumatology happened during war periods. It is well known that arthritis associated with conjunctivitis and urethritis, following dysenteric episodes, has been described during the First World War from the German Hans Reiter and, nearly contemporarily, from the French Nöel Fiessinger and Edgar Leroy. Less known is instead the fact that the first cases of sympathetic algoneurodystrophy have been reported by the American Silas Weir Mitchell in soldiers wounded by fire-arms, during the Civil War of Secession. Other war episodes have been crucial for the development of some drugs now abundantly applied to the care of rheumatic diseases. The discovery of therapeutic effects of immunosuppressive agents, in fact, happened as an indirect consequence of the use of poison gas, already during the First World War (mustard gas, but above all after an episode in the port of Bari in 1943, where an American cargo boat was sunk. It had been loaded with a quantity of cylinders containing a nitrogenous mustard, whose diffusion in the environment provoked more than 80 deaths owing to bone marrow aplasia.Moreover, the history of the cortisone shows a strict link to the Second World War, when Germany imported large quantities of bovine adrenal glands from Argentina, with the purpose of producing some gland extracts for the Luftwasse aviators, in order to increase their performance ability.

  1. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN

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    John A. McLachlan

    2003-12-01

    In December 1992, the CBR was awarded a five-year grant of $25M from the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) to study pollution in the Mississippi River system. The ''Hazardous Materials in Aquatic Environments of the Mississippi River Basin'' project was an interdisciplinary, collaborative research and education project aimed at elucidating the nature and magnitude of toxic materials that contaminate aquatic environments. This project funded 15 collaborative cluster multi-year projects and 41 one-year initiation projects out of 165 submitted research proposals. This project was carried out by 134 research and technical support faculty from Xavier University (School of Arts and Sciences, and College of Pharmacy) and Tulane University (Schools of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Health and Tropical Medicine), and 173 publications and 140 presentations were produced. More than 100 graduate and undergraduate students were trained through these collaborative cluster and initiation research projects. Nineteen Tulane graduate students received partial funding to conduct their own competitively-chosen research projects, and 28 Xavier undergraduate LIFE Scholars and 30 LIFE Interns were supported with DOE funding to conduct their mentored research projects. Studies in this project have defined: (1) the complex interactions that occur during the transport of contaminants, (2) the actual and potential impact on ecological systems and health, and (3) the mechanisms through which these impacts might be remediated. The bayou and spoil banks of Bayou Trepagnier were mapped and analyzed in terms of risks associated with the levels of hydrocarbons and metals at specific sample sites. Data from contaminated sample sites have been incorporated into a large database and used in GIS analyses to track the fate and transport of heavy metals from spoil banks into the surrounding marsh. These data are crucial

  2. Pequena Miss Sunshine: para além de uma subjetividade exterior Little Miss Sunshine: beyond external subjectivity

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    Rosa Maria Bueno Fischer

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute as relações entre cultura do sucesso e sexualidade, com foco na infância - tema caro às diferentes mídias, como a televisão e o cinema. Faz-se uma análise do filme Pequena Miss Sunshine, a partir de autores como Foucault, Alain Badiou, Ismail Xavier e Jurandir Costa, com ênfase nos conceitos de modos de subjetivação, imagem fílmica e subjetividade exterior. O objetivo é pensar questões de gênero e sexualidade na cultura do espetáculo, a partir de uma narrativa cinematográfica em que tais valores são questionados. A ênfase é dada à análise do olhar e do corpo infantil, na figura da personagem Olive, de modo a pensar a gestualidade própria da criança, em seu silêncio, enigma e mistério, mais do que mera revelação de sentidos. O texto aponta que tal exercício pode sugerir outros modos de pensar as relações entre mídia, infância e questões de gênero e sexualidade.This article explores the relations between the culture of success and sexuality, with a focus on childhood as an important issue for the different kinds of media, such as television and the cinema. An analysis of the movie Little Miss Sunshine is developed, with the use of theoretical references from Foucault, Alain Badiou, Jurandir Costa and Ismail Xavier, about the concepts of audiovisual images, ways of subjectivation and external subjectivity. The aim of the study is to reflect on gender and sexuality issues in a spectacle culture, from a movie narrative in which such values are questioned. There is an analysis of children's bodies and their way of seeing the world, as expressed by the character Olive, with gestures, silence and mystery, rather than a revelation of senses. Such practices may suggest other ways of considering the relations between media, childhood and gender and sexuality issues.

  3. Valoració general de la Sentència - Valoración general de la Sentencia

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    Joaquín Tornos Mas

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La Sentència 31/2010: valoració general del seu impacte sobre l’Estatut i l’estat de les autonomies (11-22 Enoch Albertí RoviraAlguna consideració sobre la Sentència 31/2010 i el rol atribuït al Tribunal Constitucional (23-28Miguel A. Aparicio PérezUna visió general (29-32Xavier Arbós MarínBreus consideracions sobre la Sentència 31/2010 (33-38Mercè Barceló SerramaleraUna visió global de la Sentència (39-44Joaquim Ferret JacasValoració general (45-48Joaquín Tornos MasValoració general de la Sentència 31/2010 (49-63Joan Vintró CastellsEls efectes jurídics de la Sentència sobre l’Estatut (64-68Carles Viver Pi-SunyerLa Sentencia 31/2010: valoración general de su impacto sobre el Estatuto y el estado de las autonomías (11-22Enoch Albertí RoviraAlguna consideración sobre la Sentencia 31/2010 y el rol atribuido al Tribunal Constitucional (23-28Miguel A. Aparicio PérezUna visión general (29-32Xavier Arbós MarínBreves consideraciones sobre la Sentencia 31/2010 (33-38Mercè Barceló SerramaleraUna visión global de la Sentencia (39-44Joaquim Ferret JacasValoración general (45-48Joaquín Tornos MasValoración general de la Sentencia 31/2010 (49-63Joan Vintró CastellsLos efectos jurídicos de la Sentencia sobre el Estatuto (64-68Carles Viver Pi-Sunyer

  4. Correlação entre condições de saneamento básico e parasitoses intestinais na população de Assis, Estado de São Paulo Correlation between sanitation conditions and enteroparasitoses in the population of Assis, São Paulo State, Brazil

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    Karin Maria Ludwig

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    Full Text Available Foi estudada a distribuição dos enteroparasitos mais freqüentes na população de Assis, São Paulo, de 1990 a 1992. Foram analisados 18.366 exames oriundos de seis postos de atendimento sanitário (PAS: Vila Marialves, Vila Progresso, Centro, Vila Xavier, Vila Fiúza e Vila Bonfim. A prevalência de enteroparasitoses geral foi 23,3%. Os enteroparasitos mais encontrados foram: Giardia intestinalis (8,7%, Ascaris lumbricoides (5,5%, Trichuris trichiura (2,4% e Hymenolepis nana (1,9%. Na Vila Marialves, região de baixo nível sócio-econômico essas freqüências foram, respectivamente: 17%; 13,1%; 5,9% e 4,2%. A faixa etária 3 a 12 anos apresentou maior número de indivíduos parasitados. Estabeleceu-se uma correlação entre as condições de saneamento básico, expressos pelo número de ligações de água e esgoto, e a freqüência de parasitoses. Houve queda na freqüência de parasitoses nos PAS entre 1990 e 1992, coincidindo com o aumento do número de ligações de água e esgoto nestas regiões.The distribution of the most frequent enteroparasites in the population of Assis, State of São Paulo, was studied from 1990 to 1992. A total of 18,366 medical examinations from six sanitary care centers in the neighbourhoods of Marialves, Progresso, city center, Xavier, Fiúza and Bonfim were analized. The general prevalence of enteroparasites was 23.3%. The most frequently found enteroparasites were: Giardia intestinalis (8.7%, Ascaris lumbricoides (5.5%, Trichuris trichiura (2.4% and Hymenolepis nana (1.9%. In Marialves, a low income neighborhood, the prevalences were: 17%; 13.1%; 5.9% and 4.2%, rspectively. The age group from 3 to 12 years showed the largest number of infected individuals. There was a correlation between basic sanitation conditions, expressed as the number of places connected to the city water and sewage systems, and the prevalence of parasites. There was also a decrease of parasite prevalence in all sanitary care centers

  5. Voorbij Bijltjesdag? Recente werken over de bestraffing van collaboratie na beide wereldoorlogen in de Lage Landen

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    Helen Grevers

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Lijst van besproken publicaties: Guido Abuys, Bas Kortholt, Interneringskamp Westerbork. Verhalen van een vergeten verleden 1945-1948 (Hilversum: Just Publishers, 2010, 175 p. + dvd, ISBN 978 90 8975 143 0Guillaume Baclin, Laurence Bernard, Xavier Rousseaux, En première ligne: La justice militaire belge face à ‘l’incivisme’ au sortir de la Première Guerre Mondiale (Études sur la Première Guerre mondiale. Studies over de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Studies on World War One 16; Bruxelles: Archives générales du Royaume, 2010, 249 pp., ISBN 978 90 5746 257 3Koos Groen, Fout en niet goed. De vervolging van collaboratie en verraad na de Tweede Wereldoorlog (Hilversum: Just Publishers, 2009, 695 p., ISBN 978 90 77895 64 1Xavier Rousseaux, Laurence Van Ypersele (eds., La Patrie crie vengeance! La Répression des ‘inciviques’ belges au sortir de la guerre 1914-1918 (Histoire; Bruxelles: Le Cri, 2008, 437 pp., ISBN 978 2 8710 6493 0Frank Seberechts, Frans-Jos, Verdoodt, Leven in twee werelden. Belgische collaborateurs en de diaspora na de Tweede Wereldoorlog (Leuven: Davidsfonds, 2010, 236 p., ISBN 978 90 5826 664 4Jan Sintemaartensdijk, Yfke Nijland, Operatie Black Tulip. De uitzetting van Duitse Burgers na de oorlog (Amsterdam: Boom, 2009, 175 p., ISBN 978 90 8506 808 2Pierre-Alain Tallier, Patrick Nefors (eds., Quand les canons se taisent. En toen zwegen de kanonnen. When the Guns fall Silent. Actes du colloque international organisé par les Archives de l’État et le Musée royal de l’Armée et d’Histoire militaire (Bruxelles, 3-6 novembre 2008 (Études sur la Première Guerre mondiale. Studies over de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Studies on World War One 18; Bruxelles: Archives générales du Royaume, 2010, 631 pp., ISBN 978 90 5746 284 9Marc Van den Wijngaert, e.a., Beulen van Breendonk. Schuld en boete (Antwerpen: Standaard, 2010, 223 p., ISBN 978 90 02 23956 4

  6. The use of WebQuest for pedagogical practices in an Undergraduate Spanish Teaching Program

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    Raquel La Corte dos Santos

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Discutimos, neste artigo, o uso da tecnologia WebQuest em práticas vivenciadas na disciplina Metodologia do Ensino e Aprendizagem de Línguas, de um curso de Licenciatura em Letras/Espanhol. O objetivo da proposta era que os estudantes pudessem ampliar seus conhecimentos sobre metodologias (com foco no espanhol, melhorar seu nível de letramento digital e refletir sobre a apropriação social das tecnologias digitais no campo do ensino e aprendizagem de línguas. Nas aulas, partimos dos conhecimentos prévios dos alunos e da discussão de obras que tratassem sobre as principais metodologias de ensino e aprendizagem de línguas e de outras que abordassem, em linhas gerais, a questão do letramento digital e, em termos específicos, que versassem sobre a WebQuest. Para tanto, nos apoiamos nos trabalhos de Levy (2010, Xavier (2005 e Dias (2010, dentre outros. Os resultados alcançados foram a criação de WebQuests, o aprofundamento da reflexão sobre a importância do uso pedagógico de tecnologias e a melhora do letramento digital dos estudantes.

  7. Intersolar 2012 - side event: photovoltaic energy at the origin of a transformation of our energy system, French-German crossed-views

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    Spitzley, Jan-Benjamin; Jirous, Filip; Daval, Xavier; Chrometzka, Thomas; Pages, Nicolas; Muders, Herbert

    2012-01-01

    In the framework of the Intersolar Europe 2012 exhibition, the French-German office for Renewable energies (OFAEnR) organised a conference on photovoltaic energy and the transformation of the French-German energy systems. During this French-German exchange of experience, participants exchanged views on the increasing integration of renewable energies to power grids, and on the necessity to develop new energy management and business models for projects financing. This document brings together the available presentations (slides) made during this event: 1 - System integration of PV in Germany and France: Comparing results of the ReS Integration Study (Jan-Benjamin Spitzley, Filip Jirous); 2 - The role of solar PV in France: current status and development opportunities (Xavier Daval); 3 - The European project PV GRID and the relevance of PV in the European power system (Thomas Chrometzka); 4 - Business Models beyond the EEG Act. When feed-in tariffs are no longer sufficient: what project financing models for solar power plants in France and Germany? (Herbert Muders)

  8. Pain in the management of opioid use disorder

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    Sirohi S

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Sunil Sirohi,1 Amit K Tiwari21Laboratory of Endocrine and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, 2Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USAOpioids remain the drug of choice for the clinical management of moderate to severe pain. However, in addition to their most effective analgesic actions, opioids also produce a sense of well-being and euphoria, which may trigger significant concerns associated with their use.1 In fact, there has been an alarming increase in prescription opioid use, abuse and illicit use; and according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the total number of deaths related to opioid overdose has more than tripled from 2011 to 2014.2–5 Although representing 5.0 % of the global population, studies report that Americans consume 80% of the global opioid supply,3 and the United States is experiencing an opioid abuse epidemic.6 Considering this unprecedented rise in opioid consumption, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed prescription opioid overdose among one of the 10 most important public health problems in all the 50 states.7

  9. TEDxBrussels broadcast live at CERN

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    2012-01-01

    In order to give you a taste of a TEDx event, the team of TEDxCERN will show the live webcast of TEDxBrussels at the CERN main restaurant on November 12th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 2 p.m to 7 p.m.  Come and discover the event, in preparation for TEDxCERN, which will take place in May next year.     This year the theme for TEDxBrussels is Bits, Atoms, Neurons, Genes (BANG BANG). The digital world and the real world are interconnected like never before. You can send off online for a personal genome readout and control physical objects with your mind. Computer thinking is driving medicine, music and play. With brain-computer interfaces now used in nuclear power stations and bio hackers doing lab biology in their garages, BANG BANG is a concept whose time has come. BANG BANG means the evolving mesh of ideas and practices, a rich mix of citizens, scientists and culture. Among the speakers are Steve Wozniak, Mitch Altman, Neelie Kroes, Xavier Damman, Zoe Laughli...

  10. Increasing URM Undergraduate Student Success through Assessment-Driven Interventions: A Multiyear Study Using Freshman-Level General Biology as a Model System

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    Carmichael, Mary C.; St. Clair, Candace; Edwards, Andrea M.; Barrett, Peter; McFerrin, Harris; Davenport, Ian; Awad, Mohamed; Kundu, Anup; Ireland, Shubha Kale

    2016-01-01

    Xavier University of Louisiana leads the nation in awarding BS degrees in the biological sciences to African-American students. In this multiyear study with ∼5500 participants, data-driven interventions were adopted to improve student academic performance in a freshman-level general biology course. The three hour-long exams were common and administered concurrently to all students. New exam questions were developed using Bloom’s taxonomy, and exam results were analyzed statistically with validated assessment tools. All but the comprehensive final exam were returned to students for self-evaluation and remediation. Among other approaches, course rigor was monitored by using an identical set of 60 questions on the final exam across 10 semesters. Analysis of the identical sets of 60 final exam questions revealed that overall averages increased from 72.9% (2010) to 83.5% (2015). Regression analysis demonstrated a statistically significant correlation between high-risk students and their averages on the 60 questions. Additional analysis demonstrated statistically significant improvements for at least one letter grade from midterm to final and a 20% increase in the course pass rates over time, also for the high-risk population. These results support the hypothesis that our data-driven interventions and assessment techniques are successful in improving student retention, particularly for our academically at-risk students. PMID:27543637

  11. The AAA+ proteins Pontin and Reptin enter adult age: from understanding their basic biology to the identification of selective inhibitors.

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    Matias, Pedro M; Baek, Sung Hee; Bandeiras, Tiago M; Dutta, Anindya; Houry, Walid A; Llorca, Oscar; Rosenbaum, Jean

    2015-01-01

    Pontin and Reptin are related partner proteins belonging to the AAA+ (ATPases Associated with various cellular Activities) family. They are implicated in multiple and seemingly unrelated processes encompassing the regulation of gene transcription, the remodeling of chromatin, DNA damage sensing and repair, and the assembly of protein and ribonucleoprotein complexes, among others. The 2nd International Workshop on Pontin and Reptin took place at the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier in Oeiras, Portugal on October 10-12, 2014, and reported significant new advances on the mechanisms of action of these two AAA+ ATPases. The major points under discussion were related to the mechanisms through which these proteins regulate gene transcription, their roles as co-chaperones, and their involvement in pathophysiology, especially in cancer and ciliary biology and disease. Finally, they may become anticancer drug targets since small chemical inhibitors were shown to produce anti-tumor effects in animal models.

  12. Nobel prize-winner Heinrich Rohrer visits CERN

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    The Nobel prize-winner Heinrich Rohrer met young scientists on a recent visit to the Laboratory. From left to right: Xavier Gréhant (CERN Openlab), Ewa Stanecka (ATLAS), Magda Kowalska (ISOLDE), Heinrich Rohrer, Stéphanie Beauceron (CMS) and Ana Gago Da Silva (UNOSAT).Heinrich Rohrer, who shared the 1986 Nobel prize for physics with Gerd Binnig for the design of the scanning tunnelling microscope, visited CERN on 25 June. Welcomed by the Director-General, Robert Aymar, he visited the ATLAS cavern and control room, the Computer Centre, the Unosat project, the Antimatter Decelerator and ISOLDE. At the end of his visit, he voiced his admiration for CERN and its personnel. As a renowned Nobel prize-winner Heinrich Rohrer has the opportunity to pass on his experience and enthusiasm to young scientists. During the evening meal, at which he met five young physicists and computer scientists, who were delighted with the chance to talk to him, he stressed the importance for re...

  13. Joyce After Flaubert: the cuckold as imperfect physician, the writer as physiologist.

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    Bénéjam, Valérie

    2008-01-01

    Although Joyce was not as familiar with the practice and theory of medicine as was Gustave Flaubert, this article argues that, through Flaubert's legacy, Joyce's writing was influenced by the French school of medical thought. Several aspects of Flaubert's style and narration-what has been dubbed his "medical realism"-were taken up by Joyce: the artist's impersonal perspective, the precision of descriptions, and the materialist attack against Romanticism, as well as the irony built into the narrative voice through free indirect discourse. While the cuckold in Madame Bovary is an incompetent surgeon serving as foil to the precise description of sentiments offered by the narrator, Joyce's cuckold in Ulysses is an amateur physiologist, both perspicacious and sympathetic to human suffering. Bloom's interest in internal bodily processes opens up new dimensions for a modernist aesthetics as he relates physiology and psychology, in accordance with the theories of Xavier Bichat, Etienne Bonnot de Condillac, and Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis. In keeping with such focus, Joyce's physiological version of stream-of-consciousness stems from Flaubert's clinical description of characters, but he directs matters even further inward.

  14. Extended analysis of fifth spectrum of bromine: Br V

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    Riyaz, A.; Tauheed, A.; Rahimullah, K.

    2014-11-01

    The fifth spectrum of bromine (Br V) has been studied in the 200-2400 Å wavelength region. The spectrum was photographed on a 3-m normal incidence vacuum spectrograph at the St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish (Canada) and 6.65-m grazing incidence spectrograph at the Zeeman laboratory (Amsterdam). The light sources used were a triggered spark and sliding spark. The ground configuration of Br V is 4s24p. The excited configurations 4s4p2+4s2(4d+5d+5s+6s+7s+5g+6g)+4s4p(5p+4f)+4p24d in the even parity system and the 4p3+4s2(5p+6p+7p+4f)+4s4p4d+4s4p5s configurations in the odd parity system have been studied. Relativistic Hartree-Fock (HFR) and least squares fitted (LSF) parametric calculations have been used to interpret the observed spectrum. 99 levels of Br V have now been established, 43 being new. Among 394 classified spectral lines, 181 are newly classified. The level 4s27s 2S1/2 is revised. We estimate the accuracy of our measured wavelengths for sharp and unblended lines to be±0.005 Å. The ionization limit is determined as 479,657±200 cm-1 (59.470±0.025 eV).

  15. Escrita de si e diários: construções do gênero diante de paradigmas socioculturais

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    Letícia Portella Milan

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Os diários se constituíram como modos típicos da escrita de si feminina, desde que as mulheres conquistaram o direito à alfabetização, servindo como um instrumento para a construção do ser; uma maneira de se conhecer e de se fazer conhecer. O objetivo deste trabalho está em situar os diários íntimos como práticas culturais pertencentes, geralmente, às classes sociais abastadas, nas quais as mulheres estiveram delegadas a praticar a escritura, com o intuito de construir sua feminilidade. O presente trabalho faz parte de um projeto de pesquisa que tem como tema uma investigação histórica sobre os espaços de lazer e sociabilidade da elite pelotense na década de 1950. O principal ponto de referência para este estudo constitui-se no diário pessoal de Clarice Tavares Xavier, jovem pertencente a uma tradicional família gaúcha que, através do seu olhar, descreve o seu cotidiano e as diferentes impressões que tinha sobre os lugares que frequentava na cidade de Pelotas.

  16. Assessing the potential for isotopic partitioning of soil respiration at research sites in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

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    Risk, D.; Kellman, L.; Black, M. [Saint Francis Xavier Univ., Antigonish, NS (Canada). Environmental Sciences Research Centre

    2005-07-01

    The stable isotope ratios of carbon and oxygen in different tree species were studied with respect to different tissues, at different points within the tree, through soil profiles and in carbon dioxide respired from laboratory incubations. Although isotopic methods of partitioning autotrophic and heterotrophic soil respiration have been used with some success, stable isotopic methods are complicated by the fact that carbon isotope fractionations are small in natural systems, and radiocarbon techniques are time and equipment intensive. Studies that use isotopic analysis opportunistically, such as in C3/C4 transitional systems, have proven to be the most successful. Previously unexploited opportunities have the potential to be used for stable isotope-based partitioning in natural systems if the autotrophic/heterotrophic process distribution in the profile is well understand and if there is good process resolution and concurrent analyses using physical partitioning methods such as trenches. This study explored the different paths of opportunity in terms of background isotopic characterization that is being carried out for an existing network of carbon flux research sites in eastern Nova Scotia and in western Newfoundland. The new continuous flow-isotope ratio mass spectrometer (CF-IRMS) at the Environmental Earth Sciences Laboratory at St. Francis Xavier University was used for the isotopic analyses. The isotopic information will be evaluated for potential partitioning opportunities, considering the combination of approaches that will give the best chances of success. Isotopic partitioning trials will take place at suitable sites.

  17. Multi-organ abnormalities and mTORC1 activation in zebrafish model of multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.

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    Seok-Hyung Kim

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Multiple Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MADD is a severe mitochondrial disorder featuring multi-organ dysfunction. Mutations in either the ETFA, ETFB, and ETFDH genes can cause MADD but very little is known about disease specific mechanisms due to a paucity of animal models. We report a novel zebrafish mutant dark xavier (dxa(vu463 that has an inactivating mutation in the etfa gene. dxa(vu463 recapitulates numerous pathological and biochemical features seen in patients with MADD including brain, liver, and kidney disease. Similar to children with MADD, homozygote mutant dxa(vu463 zebrafish have a spectrum of phenotypes ranging from moderate to severe. Interestingly, excessive maternal feeding significantly exacerbated the phenotype. Homozygous mutant dxa(vu463 zebrafish have swollen and hyperplastic neural progenitor cells, hepatocytes and kidney tubule cells as well as elevations in triacylglycerol, cerebroside sulfate and cholesterol levels. Their mitochondria were also greatly enlarged, lacked normal cristae, and were dysfunctional. We also found increased signaling of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1 with enlarged cell size and proliferation. Treatment with rapamycin partially reversed these abnormalities. Our results indicate that etfa gene function is remarkably conserved in zebrafish as compared to humans with highly similar pathological, biochemical abnormalities to those reported in children with MADD. Altered mTORC1 signaling and maternal nutritional status may play critical roles in MADD disease progression and suggest novel treatment approaches that may ameliorate disease severity.

  18. The AAA+ proteins Pontin and Reptin enter adult age: from understanding their basic biology to the identification of selective inhibitors

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    Matias, Pedro M.; Baek, Sung Hee; Bandeiras, Tiago M.; Dutta, Anindya; Houry, Walid A.; Llorca, Oscar; Rosenbaum, Jean

    2015-01-01

    Pontin and Reptin are related partner proteins belonging to the AAA+ (ATPases Associated with various cellular Activities) family. They are implicated in multiple and seemingly unrelated processes encompassing the regulation of gene transcription, the remodeling of chromatin, DNA damage sensing and repair, and the assembly of protein and ribonucleoprotein complexes, among others. The 2nd International Workshop on Pontin and Reptin took place at the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier in Oeiras, Portugal on October 10–12, 2014, and reported significant new advances on the mechanisms of action of these two AAA+ ATPases. The major points under discussion were related to the mechanisms through which these proteins regulate gene transcription, their roles as co-chaperones, and their involvement in pathophysiology, especially in cancer and ciliary biology and disease. Finally, they may become anticancer drug targets since small chemical inhibitors were shown to produce anti-tumor effects in animal models. PMID:25988184

  19. Cycle d'Information/Formation sur l'Environnement d'Automatisme SCHNEIDER - French version only

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    Pour poursuivre notre connaissance sur l'Environnement d'Automatisme SCHNEIDER afin d'intégrer d'une manière optimale leur gamme d'automates industriels (PLCs) dans notre système de contrôle du LHC, le GUAPI( Groupe des Utilisateurs d'Automates Programmables Industriels du CERN) organise un cycle d'information/formation gratuite dédié aux utilisateurs actuels et potentiels du CERN. Les dates retenues sont les suivantes : Mercredi 26 Mars de 9h à 12h : Contrôleur Logique MICRO-PLC Gamme ZELIO Gamme Nano, Gamme PLC TWIDO. Nota : Cette formation aura lieu au bâtiment 593 /Salle 17 de l'enseignement technique. Elle sera essentiellement assurée par Xavier BONNAUD, Marc DUFFOURNET et Médéric JET de SCHNEIDER qui assurent le support technique et commercial pour le CERN. Le nombre de places étant limité (20), il est demandé aux participants de s'inscrire à l'avance (E-Mail : Raymond.Brun@cern.ch ou tel 76946). Mercredi 9 Avril de 9h à 12h : Solutions redondantes Hot et Warm Standby Mardi 13 Ma...

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    Pour poursuivre notre connaissance sur l'Environnement d'Automatisme SCHNEIDER afin d'intégrer d'une manière optimale leur gamme d'automates industriels (PLCs) dans notre système de contrôle du LHC, le GUAPI( Groupe des Utilisateurs d'Automates Programmables Industriels du CERN) organise un cycle d'information/formation gratuite dédié aux utilisateurs actuels et potentiels du CERN. Les dates retenues sont les suivantes : Mercredi 26 Mars de 9h à 12h : Contrôleur Logique MICRO-PLC Gamme ZELIO Gamme Nano, Gamme PLC TWIDO. Nota : Cette formation aura lieu au bâtiment 593 /Salle 17 de l'enseignement technique. Elle sera essentiellement assurée par Xavier BONNAUD, Marc DUFFOURNET et Médéric JET de SCHNEIDER qui assurent le support technique et commercial pour le CERN. Le nombre de places étant limité (20), il est demandé aux participants de s'inscrire à l'avance (E-Mail : Raymond.Brun@cern.ch ou tel 76946). Mercredi 9 Avril de 9h à 12h : Solutions redondantes Hot et Warm Standby Mardi 13...

  1. Directory of the French Photovoltaic Industry 2017 - 2018

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    2017-02-01

    More than 500 companies, of which 200 are industrial companies with a manufacturing unit located in France, and some fifty are research centres, this is the rich panorama prepared by the 2017-18 directory of the French photovoltaic industry, representing more than 8,200 jobs. These companies operate throughout the photovoltaic value chain: from chemistry and electronics, to electricity production, to the development, construction and maintenance of photovoltaic systems. They constitute an economic sector in full developmental swing and one that is providing new, high-added value jobs. Therefore, some of our research centres (National Institute of Solar Energy, Photovoltaic Institute of Ile de France) are among the most advanced in the world. Our network of industrial and service companies is filled with little gems that we have to make fruitful. Content of this directory: Presentation of the French renewable energies syndicate (SER); Presentation of SER-SOLER, French solar photovoltaic professionals group; 'Putting France on the map', foreword by Jean-Louis Bal, President of SER and Xavier Daval, President of SER-SOLER; Presentation of France solar industry; Presentation of photovoltaic quality Alliance Photovoltaique; Areas of activity; The members of SER-SOLER; Other members of SER-SOLER; Other Companies; Index (Alphabetical, By activity, By region); Advertisers

  2. Meeting of Directors and Heads of Department from CEA-Saclay, France

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    Directors and Heads of Department from the Saclay centre of the French atomic energy commission (CEA) visited CERN in December. They are pictured here at the LHC magnet test facility in building SM18. On the left behind the visitors are the test benches where magnets are prepared for installation in String 2: the 120-metre full-scale model of an LHC cell of the regular part of the arc, which can be seen to the right. Photos 01, 02: Left to right: Marc Dejardin, Alain Givernaud, Louis Laurent, François Kircher, Antoine Masurel, Joël Feltesse, André Menez, T. Taylor, Philippe Pradelles, Bernard Sevestre, Michel Roche, Jean-Yves Gascoin, Thierry Lieven, Michel Spiro, Jean-Pierre Pervès, Yves Lemoigne, Béatrice Reder, Georges Carola, Philippe Lebrun, Yves Bourlat, Bertrand Mercier, Jean-Paul Langlois, Patrick Laurent, Didier Moulin, Xavier Vitart, Marc Serre, Jean-Louis Pierrey, Patrick Jarry, Bruno Mansoulié, Stéphane Lequien, Hervé Barbelin, Philippe Pallier, Jean-Yves Guillamot, and Norbert Sioegel.

  3. Lixisenatide as add-on therapy to basal insulin

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    Brown DX

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Dominique Xavier Brown, Emma Louise Butler, Marc Evans Diabetes Department, University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff, UK Abstract: Many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus do not achieve target glycosylated hemoglobin A1c levels despite optimally titrated basal insulin and satisfactory fasting plasma glucose levels. Current evidence suggests that HbA1c levels are dictated by both basal glucose and postprandial glucose levels. This has led to a consensus that postprandial glucose excursions contribute to poor glycemic control in these patients. Lixisenatide is a once-daily, prandial glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1 receptor agonist with a four-fold affinity for the GLP-1 receptor compared with native GLP-1. Importantly, lixisenatide causes a significant delay in gastric emptying time, an important determinant of the once-daily dosing regimen. An exendin-4 mimetic with six lysine residues removed at the C-terminal, lixisenatide has pronounced postprandial glucose-lowering effects, making it a novel incretin agent for use in combination with optimally titrated basal insulin. Lixisenatide exerts profound effects on postprandial glucose through established mechanisms of glucose-dependent insulin secretion and glucagon suppression in combination with delayed gastric emptying. This review discusses the likely place that lixisenatide will occupy in clinical practice, given its profound effects on postprandial glucose and potential to reduce glycemic variability. Keywords: lixisenatide, add-on therapy, insulin, GLP-1 receptor agonist, postprandial glucose, pharmacodynamics

  4. Optimum conditions for growth in liquid medium of Oscillatoria formosa Bory used as the principal food in laboratory culture of intermediate hosts for schistosomosis and fasciolosis

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    Ferreira Filipa M.

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available The rearing of snails, intermediate hosts of Schistosoma haematobium, S. intercalatum, S. bovis and Fasciola hepatica is the first step to maintain the life cycle of these parasites in laboratory in order to have biological material for the different studies, namely on the systematic biology and immunodiagnostic of schistosomosis and fasciolosis. According to the traditional method, the alga Oscillatoria formosa Bory (Cyanobacteria, principal food source for the snails, was cultivated in soil extract (Sampaio Xavier et al., 1968. However, it was sometimes very difficult to find the proper soil extract and the material was also contaminated by protozoa and fungi. In our work, using a new medium having as a base the Mineral Medium II (modified from Hughes et al., 1958 we found that O. formosa had a better growth response than in the soil extract medium. Snails fed on O. formosa reached three times the size of others at the same age, and they also reached sex maturity earlier, having more egg-masses per snail and, in addition, the rate of survival as well as the number of generations per year under laboratory conditions significantly increased. This culture was also easier to perform, and the axenic conditions easier to maintain.

  5. Sganzerla Cover

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    Victor da Rosa

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, realizo uma leitura do cinema de Rogério Sganzerla, desde o clássico O bandido da luz vermelha até os documentários filmados na década de oitenta, a partir de duas noções centrais: cover e over. Para isso, parto de uma controvérsia com o ensaio de Ismail Xavier, Alegorias do subdesenvolvimento, em que o crítico realiza uma leitura do cinema brasileiro da década de sessenta através do conceito de alegoria; depois releio uma série de textos críticos do próprio Sganzerla, publicados em Edifício Sganzerla, procurando repensar as ideias de “herói vazio” ou “cinema impuro” e sugerindo assim uma nova relação do seu cinema com o tempo e a representação; então busco articular tais ideias com certos procedimentos de vanguarda, como a falsificação, a cópia, o clichê e a colagem; e finalmente procuro mostrar que, no cinema de Sganzerla, a partir principalmente de suas reflexões sobre Orson Welles, a voz é usada de maneira a deformar a interpretação naturalista.

  6. FameLab International Final: a triumph for Switzerland and CERN

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    2015-01-01

    Oskari Vinko, from ETH Zurich, who won the Swiss finals organised at CERN last May, is the winner of the 2015 FameLab competition. The CERN winner Lillian Smestad, member of the AEgIS collaboration from the Norwegian Research Council, shared second place with François-Xavier Joly from France, who also was among the trainees at the FameLab Master Classes organised by CERN in April.     CERN's Lillian Smestad (left) and Oskari Vinko from ETH Zurich, during the Swiss and CERN joint final, organised at CERN in May 2015. The 2015 FameLab International Final, which took place on 4 June in Cheltenham, UK, was a triumph for Switzerland and CERN! The competition was very hard this year, with 27 countries participating in the international semifinals and only nine making it through to the finals. This was also the first year that CERN took part as a “country”.  Congratulations to all the winners! To experience the international Famelab ...

  7. Sunitinib in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor: patient selection and perspectives

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    Mulet-Margalef N

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Nuria Mulet-Margalef, Xavier Garcia-del-Muro Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Unit and Medical Oncology Department, Institut Català d’Oncologia Hospitalet, IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain Abstract: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST is the most common mesenchymal tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. In advanced setting and after progression to imatinib, the multitargeted receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor sunitinib has clearly demonstrated a clinical benefit in terms of response rate and progression-free survival with an acceptable toxicity profile. The recommended schedule for sunitinib administration is 50 mg per day 4 weeks ON and 2 weeks OFF; however, potential alternative schedules are also reviewed in the present article. Several biomarkers have been explored to better select candidates for sunitinib therapy, such as the value of early changes in standardized uptake value assessed by positron emission tomography with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose, circulating biomarkers, clinical biomarkers such as the appearance of arterial hypertension during treatment that correlates with better outcomes, and the GIST genotype. GISTs with KIT mutations at exon 9 and the so-called wild-type GISTs seem to better respond to sunitinib. Nonetheless, further investigation is required to confirm these findings as well as to understand the mechanisms of sunitinib resistance such as the development of new KIT mutations or conformational changes in KIT receptor. Keywords: sunitinib, GIST, KIT, refractory GIST

  8. [Tarantism in Spain in the eighteen century: latrodectism and suggestion].

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    Corral-Corral, I; Corral-Corral, C

    2016-10-16

    Tarantism is the disease caused by the bite of the tarantula, in which the music tarantella triggers an involuntary dance. It is known in Italy since the sixteenth century. To analyze the tarantism reported in Spain at the end of the eighteenth century, with special attention to its neurological aspects, and to propose its medical and psychopathological explanation. An epidemic of people affected by the tarantula bite occurred in Spain in 1782. Spanish doctors described appropriately the clinical effects, identical to those produced by the bite of the spider black widow (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus), which was at that time identified as a tarantula. The cases reported by Francisco Xavier Cid cured with the involuntary dance triggered by the tarantella, as was described in Italy since the sixteenth century. Our interpretation is that this curative effect of dance in Spain was induced by suggestion. In Spanish patients there were no behavioral disturbances, periodic recurrences or collective involvement as those reported by Italian authors, which suggest an hysterical phenomenon, probably a continuation of the dancing mania of the Middle Age. Tarantism reported in Spain in the eighteenth century includes two different phenomena: the systemic symptoms produced by the tarantula bite, which is actually latrodectism, and the curative effect of the tarantella, explained by suggestion. The psychiatric disturbances, with a hysterical nature, falsely associated to the tarantula bite, observed in Italy, were not present among the Spanish cases of tarantism in the eighteenth century.

  9. Analysis of AtCry1 and Mutants

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    Burdick, Derek; Purvis, Adam; Ahmad, Margaret; Link, Justin J.; Engle, Dorothy

    Cryptochrome is an incredibly versatile protein that influences numerous biological processes such as plant growth, bird migration, and sleep cycles. Due to the versatility of this protein, understanding the mechanism would allow for advances in numerous fields such as crop growth, animal behavior, and sleep disorders. It is known that cryptochrome requires blue light to function, but the exact processes in the regulation of biological activity are still not fully understood. It is believed that the c-terminal domain of the protein undergoes a conformational change when exposed to blue light which allows for biological function. Three different non-functioning mutants were tested during this study to gain insight on the mechanism of cryptochrome. Absorbance spectra showed a difference between two of the mutants and the wild type with one mutant showing little difference. Immunoprecipitation experiments were also conducted to identify the different c-terminal responses of the mutants. By studying non functioning mutants of this protein, the mechanism of the protein can be further characterized. This two-month research experience in Paris allowed us to experience international and interdisciplinary collaborations in science and immerse in a different culture. The Borcer Fund for Student Research, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, and John Hauck Foundation.

  10. The Theater goes to the cinema: position subject

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    Cássia Peres Martins

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to analyze the play “The Seven Kittens” (Os Sete Gatinhos, written in 1958 by the Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues and its adaptation for the cinema, homonymous, direct by Neville D’ Almeida, launched in 1980. The theoretical approach which will serve as the basis for the above analysis will be the Anlysis of the Discourse of French oriented, as well as other theories that will help, as the reflections about lacanian subject by Bruce Fink (1998 and film studies by Ismail Xavier (2008. Fruit of the basic research of bibliographical and interpretative, this paper aims to present reflections about subject positions, devoting attention to the characters from the materiality of theatrical text, noting whether these positions are displaced in the filmic materiality. It will be verified beyond this possibility of subject positions, the inclusion or withdrawals of dialogues, the senses preserved, removed or added by means of elements that compose the whole of film production such as music, scenery, costumes, constitution of the image by means of the movement of the câmera (first and second plans, focus, etc., strategies aimed at the production of meanings by following the trends of the cinema of the years 70/80. This reflection is done while considering the materiality of the film is the result of a collective productions, led by a director, with different responsible for photography, set design, editing and soundtrack, as well as intervention in the creation of characters by each actor.

  11. A leitura hipertextual: da percepção visual às operações cognitivas

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    Fernanda Franco Tiraboschi

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available                 Resumo: Neste texto, de caráter teórico, temos como objetivo discutir os elementos articulados no processo de leitura tanto de texto impresso quanto hipertextual no intuito de contribuir para as discussões envolvendo o hipertexto. Para tanto, nos apoiamos nas abordagens ascendente, descendente e sociointeracionistas de leitura (CARREL et al., 1995; DURAN, 2009; FAIRCLOUGH, 1989; GOODMAN, 1976; HUDSON, 2007; LEFFA, 1999, no intuito de discutir as mudanças relacionadas aos fenômenos envolvidos no processo de compreensão leitora. Discutiremos, também, as características do hipertexto, bem como sua leitura a partir da abordagem ecológica da cognição (LÉVY, 2004, confrontando, também, as visões de autores como Snyder (1998 e Xavier (2002. Desse modo, procuramos abordar aspectos relacionados ao processo de leitura, em especial o de hipertextos, considerando os fatores incidentes tanto no sistema de percepção visual quanto no processamento cognitivo de informações relacionadas à linguagem verbal escrita. Por fim, consideramos que nenhuma leitura é linear, uma vez que a cognição humana funciona por meio de associações. Portanto, a leitura tanto de textos impressos quanto de textos virtuais pode ser considerada hipertextual. 

  12. O HIPERTEXTO E A NÃO LINEARIDADE TEXTUAL COMO AGENTE FACILITADOR DA APRENDIZAGEM

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    Angélica Ilha Gonçalves

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available No cenário moderno, com a incorporação das tecnologias da Internet à educação, o hipertexto apresenta-se como um recurso de significativa importância no desenvolvimento da aprendizagem. Considerando esta perspectiva, o presente trabalho tem por objetivo discorrer sobre o modo como este recurso atua como um agente facilitador da busca pelo saber. Por hipertexto, entende-se uma “forma dinâmica e flexível de linguagem que dialoga com outras interfaces semióticas, adiciona e condiciona à sua superfície formas outras de textualidade” (XAVIER, 2010, p. 208. Sendo assim, um hipertexto é um texto inserido num apoio virtual que possibilita a leitura de outros textos a partir dele. Em outras palavras, é um “texto dentro de outro texto”. Dessa forma, o hipertexto possibilita ao leitor o dinamismo de estar inserido em várias discussões acerca do seu tema de estudo, proporcionando uma interação diferenciada entre aluno e texto, o que pode tornar a aprendizagem mais acessível e fácil. Por outro lado, do leitor que utiliza o hipertexto como fonte de leitura é exigido um esforço no tangente a atos inferenciais, devido a sua não linearidade, sendo necessário que o participante seja mais ativo nesse processo.

  13. Bravura Indômita: entre a fábula e a trama

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    Sharmilla O'hana Rodrigues da Silva

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, analisam-se o romance Bravura Indômita, escrito por Charles Portis e publicado em 1968, e suas duas versões para o cinema, realizadas em 1969 e em 2010. Parte-se dos conceitos de fábula e trama – também conhecidos como fábula e enredo, narração e mostração, estória e discurso – que indicam que várias narrativas podem ser criadas a partir de uma única. Usam-se os estudos desenvolvidos por Seymour Chatman, Umberto Eco, Hélio Guimarães, Linda Hutcheon, Linda Seger, Ismail Xavier, André Gaudreault e François Jost para entender como estes conceitos funcionam na relação entre literatura e cinema. Para reflexão sobre os dois filmes, recorrem-se as resenhas publicadas por Isabela Boscov, Yuri Celico, Thiago M. Correia, Marcelo Hessel, André Sollito e Rubens Ewald Filho. Percebe-se que a adaptação é um processo de reconstrução textual em que o indivíduo insere suas experiências pessoais e sociais. Logo, as duas versões fílmicas de Bravura Indômita se configuram como interpretações de diferentes leitores – neste caso, os cineastas Henry Hathaway e Joel e Ethan Coen.

  14. Biscrolling nanotube sheets and functional guests into yarns

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    Baughman, Ray

    2011-03-01

    Multifunctional applications of textiles have been limited by the inability to spin important materials into yarns. Generically applicable methods are demonstrated for producing weavable yarns comprising up to 95 wt % of otherwise unspinnable particulate or nanofiber powders that remain highly functional. Scrolled 50 nm thick carbon nanotube sheets confine these powders in the galleries of irregular scroll sacks, whose observed complex structures are related to twist-dependent extension of Archimedean spirals, Fermat spirals, or spiral pairs into scrolls. The strength and electronic connectivity of a small weight fraction of scrolled carbon nanotube sheet enables yarn weaving, sewing, knotting, braiding, and charge collection. This technology is used to make yarns of superconductors, Li-ion battery materials, graphene ribbons, catalytic nanofibers for fuel cells, and Ti O2 for photocatalysis. Work done in collaboration with Shaoli Fang, Xavier Lepro-Chavez, Chihye Lewis, Raquel Ovalle-Robles, Javier Carratero-Gonzalez, Elisabet Castillo-Martinez, Mikhail Kozlov, Jiyoung Oh, Neema Rawat, Carter Haines, Mohammed Haque, Vaishnavi Aare, Stephanie Stoughton, Anvar Zakhidov, and Ray Baughman, The University of Texas at Dallas / Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute.

  15. Batteries at NASA - Today and Beyond

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    Reid, Concha M.

    2015-01-01

    NASA uses batteries for virtually all of its space missions. Batteries can be bulky and heavy, and some chemistries are more prone to safety issues than others. To meet NASA's needs for safe, lightweight, compact and reliable batteries, scientists and engineers at NASA develop advanced battery technologies that are suitable for space applications and that can satisfy these multiple objectives. Many times, these objectives compete with one another, as the demand for more and more energy in smaller packages dictates that we use higher energy chemistries that are also more energetic by nature. NASA partners with companies and universities, like Xavier University of Louisiana, to pool our collective knowledge and discover innovative technical solutions to these challenges. This talk will discuss a little about NASA's use of batteries and why NASA seeks more advanced chemistries. A short primer on battery chemistries and their chemical reactions is included. Finally, the talk will touch on how the work under the Solid High Energy Lithium Battery (SHELiB) grant to develop solid lithium-ion conducting electrolytes and solid-state batteries can contribute to NASA's mission.

  16. Advances in the proteomic discovery of novel therapeutic targets in cancer

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    Guo S

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Shanchun Guo,1 Jin Zou,2 Guangdi Wang3 1Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Immunology, Morehouse School of Medicine, 2Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, USA; 3Research Centers in Minority Institutions Cancer Research Program, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, USA Abstract: Proteomic approaches are continuing to make headways in cancer research by helping to elucidate complex signaling networks that underlie tumorigenesis and disease progression. This review describes recent advances made in the proteomic discovery of drug targets for therapeutic development. A variety of technical and methodological advances are overviewed with a critical assessment of challenges and potentials. A number of potential drug targets, such as baculoviral inhibitor of apoptosis protein repeat-containing protein 6, macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1, phosphoglycerate mutase 1, prohibitin 1, fascin, and pyruvate kinase isozyme 2 were identified in the proteomic analysis of drug-resistant cancer cells, drug action, and differential disease state tissues. Future directions for proteomics-based target identification and validation to be more translation efficient are also discussed. Keywords: proteomics, cancer, therapeutic target, signaling network, tumorigenesis

  17. CINEMA E LITERATURA: mediações em “Bonitinha, mas ordinária”

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    Elen Duarte MIRANDA e SILVA

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de um intenso movimento de metamorfoses técnicas e narrativas, o cinema passou de seu estado inicial de mero copiador da realidade à categoria de arte e vem estabelecendo uma forte e íntima relação de diálogo com a literatura. É a partir dessa relação que o destaque dessa pesquisa consiste em uma análise sobre a literatura dramatúrgica de Nelson Rodrigues e sua respectiva adaptação pelo cinema de Braz Chediak, com ênfase no trabalho em parceria entre escritor e cineasta:Bonitinha, mas ordinária: até que ponto o filme se subordina ao texto? Há inventividade na inscrição cinematográfica de Braz? Qual o teor criativo da narrativa do cineasta? Em que instância o filme foi produzido? Qual a tendência estética adotada pelo diretor? Essas questões são desvendadas através da colaboração teórica de Roland Barthes, Ismail Xavier, Sábato Malgadi e Robert Stam, bem como alguns outros estudiosos que pensam cinema e literatura e entram em cena para adensarem a análise feita sobre o objeto colocado em foco.

  18. FINANCIAL CONSOLIDATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE-TERRITORIAL ENTITY IN THE LIGHT OF DECENTRALIZATION

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    Tatiana MANOLE

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available „Should we head towards ‘self-government’ required by many of the participants, would that be a selfgovernmentof the citizens or the elect representatives? Whatever would happen, decentralization is, ina way, the book of our society, a book in which we find its aspirations, discrepancies and questions…It is well led from above, but it is well administered from the bottom.”(Xavier Frège, Paris, 1986 This article presents the results of study regarding the decentralization process, which is currentlyunderway in the Republic of Moldova. The purpose of the study is to highlight the fundamental concept ofdecentralization, the areas of administrative decentralization, the forms of manifestation of financialdecentralization (fiscal decentralization and budget decentralization, to identify the priorities of thedecentralization process, and to establish the indicators for measuring the degree of decentralization. Inbase of the statistical analysis and synthesis method, it was determined the current state of the art in theadministrative-territorial entities in the course of the decentralization process in relation to the publicfinance management reform. It were formulate proposals to accelerate the process of financialdecentralization and self-government.

  19. [The real philanthropic expedition of the smallpox vaccine: monarchy and modernity in 1803].

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    Rigau-Pérez, José G

    2004-09-01

    Smallpox resulted in the death of 30 % of those who acquired it, so the preventive method discovered by Edward Jenner (London, 1798) spread very quickly. At the request in 1803 of Carlos IV, king of Spain, his government evaluated offers to carry smallpox vaccine to the colonies. The selected proposal, by doctor Francisco Xavier de Balmis, sought to take the lymph to America and Asia in a chain of arm to arm vaccination of foundlings. The Expedition set sail from Corunna on November 30, 1803, stopped in the Canary Isles, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela and after Caracas (1804) split in two groups. Balmis led some members of the Expedition to Cuba and Mexico. For the trip to the Philippines, in 1805, parents lent their children in exchange for economic compensation and the promise that the boys would be returned home. The Expedition returned to Mexico in August, 1807, but Balmis separately took vaccine to China and returned to Spain. Another contingent of the Expedition, under vice-director José Salvany, took vaccine to what we know as Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. His assistant Manuel Grajales reached the Chilean Patagonia in 1811. This article also comments on three principal themes - the institutional management of the scientific project, the conflicts that characterized its course, and the children's experience. The Vaccine Expedition was a brave and humanitarian endeavor, but also an extraordinary sanitary and administrative success. It was not until the twentieth century that a global eradication campaign eliminated smallpox in the world.

  20. Outreach in southern France

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    Jackson, D.

    1992-01-01

    France's Europort South community lives cheek by jowl with the chemical industry, with major complexes at For, Berre, and Lavera. Xavier Segond, technical adviser at the regional chemical industry association, Le Syndicat General des Industries Chimiques Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Corse (SGIC), says a good relationship has grown over a period of 20 years. Segond describes Arco Chimie as an effective driving force for the Responsible Care effort in the region - partly because its US parent introduced the program on a worldwide basis in 1989, ahead of national industry association Union des Industries Chimiques (UIC; Paris). Arco's F2-billion ($373 million)/year Fos-sur-Mer site makes it a significant player. But in 1986 the company was a complete newcomer. We came to Fos as a US company, we had no Paris headquarters or French president, explains Dominique Lequeux, director/human resources. The community viewed the company with a mixture of curiosity and enthusiasm as a potential employer - about 330 people now work at the site. The day before the officials propylene oxide plant opening, we invited in local people, says Lequeux. That formed a good basis for its Responsible Care community outreach program. Now, schools, professional groups, and political groups make 20-25 plant visits each year

  1. Cycle d'Information/Formation sur l'Environnement d'Automatisme SCHNEIDER - French version only

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    Raymond Brun

    2005-01-01

    Trois présentions techniques sur les nouveautés Schneider 2004/2005 dédiées aux utilisateurs CERN auront lieu dans les locaux de l'enseignement technique, bâtiment 593 salle 13. Les dates retenues sont les suivantes : 1) Mercredi 2 mars 2005 de 9h à 12h : UNITY-PRO => Présentation et démonstration. Nouveauté 2005 Plate forme matérielle Premium & Quantum, Atelier de programmation UNITY-Pro Présentation générale Démonstration. Cette formation aura lieu au bâtiment 593 dans une salle de l'enseignement technique. Elle sera essentiellement animée par Xavier BONNAUD, Marc DUFFOURNET et Luc PLANTIER de SCHNEIDER qui assurent le support technique et commercial pour le CERN. Le nombre de places étant limité (20), il est demandé aux participants de s'inscrire à l'avance (E-mail : Raymond.Brun@cern.ch ou tél 76946). 2...

  2. Cinema e juventude: uma discussão sobre ética das imagens = Cinema and youth: a discussion about image and ethics = Cine y juventud: una discusión sobre la ética de imagen

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    Fischer, Rosa Maria Bueno

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute dados de pesquisa recente com jovens estudantes de cursos de Pedagogia, a respeito da sua relação com narrativas da TV, da internet e especialmente do cinema. No tratamento dos dados, debatemos o conceito de imagem, com o objetivo de introduzir nessa discussão a relevante perspectiva do olhar do espectador, dos jogos de olhar que se dão no espaço da cultura, e também dos discursos que circulam, como uma espécie particular de mediação, numa determinada formação social. Com base em Foucault, Didi-Huberman, Badiou e Ismail Xavier, entre outros, e com o recurso a exemplos de narrativas cinematográficas, enfatizamos a “presença ausente” das imagens, uma vez que estas, diferente do que se diz no senso comum, não se apresentam a nós como transparência (pelo contrário, elas sempre carregam forte carga de opacidade. Entendemos que isso tem consequências importantes, dos pontos de vista ético e estético, para a formação docente

  3. Figures and institutions of the neurological sciences in Paris from 1800 to 1950. Introduction and Part I: Neuroanatomy.

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    Clarac, F; Barbara, J-G; Broussolle, E; Poirier, J

    2012-01-01

    We present a short historical review on the major institutions and figures that contributed to make Paris a renowned centre of physiology and neurology during the xixth and the first half of the xxth centuries. We purposely chose to focus on the period 1800-1950, as 1800 corresponds to the development of brain science and 1950 marks the true beginning of neuroscience. Our presentation is divided into four chapters, matching the main disciplines which have progressed and contributed the most to the knowledge we have of the brain sciences: anatomy, physiology, neurology, and psychiatry-psychology. The present article is the first of four parts of this review, which includes an introduction followed by the chapter on neuroanatomy and on anatomo-pathology, which includes biographical sketches of Félix Vicq d'Azyr, François-Xavier Bichat, Franz Joseph Gall, Jean Cruveilhier, Jules Bernard Luys, Paul Broca, Louis Ranvier, André-Victor Cornil, Albert Gombault, Jean Nageotte and René Couteaux. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  4. Libertas que serás enfermagem

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    Mary Anne Fontenele Martins

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available O título deste ensaio nos faz lembrar a Inconfidência Mineira, que teve como líder José Joaquim da Silva Xavier, o Tiradentes, sendo um movimento que ansiava por liberdade, assim como a enfermagem que, ao longo dos anos, vem construindo sua história e caminhando em busca de sua autonomia. A presente pesquisa tem como objetivo investigar os caminhos percorridos pela enfermagem, enquanto ciência na busca de sua autonomia, e refletir sobre a atuação do enfermeiro enquanto profissional criativo e autônomo. Estudo respaldado no materialismo histórico e dialético, realizado no período de maio a agosto de 1997 com enfermeiras do Estado do Ceará, que estão envolvidas com o processo histórico da profissão. Os resultados deram origem a uma categoria central, prática profissional e outras três: autonomia, criatividade e disposição para enfrentar desafios, que favoreceram uma melhor compreensão dos caminhos já trilhados pela enfermagem, além de nos permitir entender que o enfermeiro pode ser autônomo e livre.

  5. Um depoimento francês sobre a Inquisição em Portugal no século XVIII

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    Vitor Ramos

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    Full Text Available Em 1762 foi publicado em Londres um veemente panfleto de ataque à Inquisição escrito em francês por um português exilado, que o Santo Ofício, no ano anterior, queimara em estátua, no último Auto da Fé realizado em Portugal. Trata-se de Le Chevalier d'Oliveyra brulé en effigie comine Hérétique. Comment et pourquoi? (1 obra de Francisco Xavier de Oliveira. Êste autor, cujo afastamento de Portugal, durante 51 anos, constitui o caso de mais longo exílio de escritor lusitano, nunca abdicou da sua nacionalidade, nem da língua materna, nem do interêsse pelos problemas do seu país, e se utilizou o francês na maior parte da sua obra fê-lo por razões estratégi-cas, dada a difusão que esta língua permitia na época aos ideais que pretendia espalhar.

  6. Tinha uma grippe no meio da cidade

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    Saulo de Araújo Lemos

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O mez da grippe, de Valêncio Xavier (1933-2008, é uma obra inovadora que cria um espaço e uma ânsia narrativa a partir de imagens e textos extraídos diretamente dos meios de comunicação da época, de fontes diversas, e de inserções ficcionais de texto escrito pelo autor-organizador. O tema que reúne os elementos dessa colagem é o episódio da epidemia de gripe espanhola que acometeu Curitiba em 1918, ano em que se encerrava tanto a I Guerra Mundial como a belle époque europeia. Neste artigo, pretende-se discutir de que modo a forma literária é móvel em sua aparente fixação, e como isso produz relações inusitadas entre o homem e seus outros (o animal, o vegetal, o vírus e ele mesmo; assim, entende-se que a civilização é alimentada pela barbárie que ameaça destruí-la, e nisso há uma espécie de música.

  7. Tinha uma grippe no meio da cidade

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    Saulo de Araújo Lemos

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-784X.2015v15n23p18 O mez da grippe, de Valêncio Xavier (1933-2008, é uma obra inovadora que cria um espaço e uma ânsia narrativa a partir de imagens e textos extraídos diretamente dos meios de comunicação da época, de fontes diversas, e de inserções ficcionais de texto escrito pelo autor-organizador. O tema que reúne os elementos dessa colagem é o episódio da epidemia de gripe espanhola que acometeu Curitiba em 1918, ano em que se encerrava tanto a I Guerra Mundial como a belle époque europeia. Neste artigo, pretende-se discutir de que modo a forma literária é móvel em sua aparente fixação, e como isso produz relações inusitadas entre o homem e seus outros (o animal, o vegetal, o vírus e ele mesmo; assim, entende-se que a civilização é alimentada pela barbárie que ameaça destruí-la, e nisso há uma espécie de música.

  8. A evangelização jesuítica e a adaptação

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    Célio Juvenal Costa

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do artigo é apresentar a adaptação como uma estratégia da ação evangelizadora e missionária da Companhia de Jesus, no período da formação da sua racionalidade, ou seja, na segunda metade do século XVI, em territórios pertencentes à ação da Coroa Portuguesa. Como exemplos do processo de adaptação apresenta-se o primeiro missionário jesuíta, padre Francisco Xavier, principalmente em sua estada no Japão, o padre Mateus Ricci, missionário em terras chinesas e, também, os padres jesuítas no Brasil. Como eles eram súditos do rei lusitano, nas terras onde aquele poder era mais efetivo, como no Brasil, a adaptação era menos usual, mas necessária, e, nos lugares onde esse poder era reduzido ou meramente nominal, a necessidade de se adaptar tanto a forma como a doutrina religiosas era fundamental.

  9. An online english course using a task-based language teaching: the teacher as an agent of choice

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    Denise Elaine Emidio

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Since the advent of the new technologies, the language teaching came across to a virtual learning environment. In an attempt to consider the principles of the communicative approach (ALMEIDA FILHO, 2002, 2005, 2012 and the task-based language teaching (TBLT (SKEHAN, 1996; XAVIER 1999, 2007; BARBIRATO 1999, 2005 an online English course was offered in the Moodle platform to students of technical, technological and Undergraduate courses from a Federal institution of technology. The theme chosen for the course was Inventors and Inventions and the thematic units contemplated aspects of Nikola Tesla’s and Leonardo da Vinci’s lives and inventions. The purpose of this article, therefore, is to present and discuss results derived from a doctoral research analyzing the teacher’s role in the preparation of thematic material based on tasks for the online English course in the Moodle. The data analysis pointed out to the very important role of the teacher in the challenges and choices along the process of the material elaboration.

  10. Raynaud’s phenomenon

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    F. Ingegnoli

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Raynaud’s phenomenon (RP is a vasospastic disorder characterized by episodic color changes of blanching, cyanosis, and hyperemia in response to cold and/or emotional stress. Although most typically noted in the fingers, the circulation of the toes, ears, nose and tongue is also frequently affected. Population studies have shown that RP in adults is more common in women than men, with prevalence estimates ranging from 4% to 30%. Geographic variations in the prevalence reflect differences in climate. RP may be a primary or a secondary process. LeRoy and Medsger suggested criteria for primary RP: symmetric attacks, the absence of tissue necrosis, ulceration or gangrene, the absence of a secondary cause, negative antinuclear antibodies, normal nailfold capillaroscopy and a normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Secondary RP is characterized by an age of onset of more than 30 years, painful and asymmetric attacks, ischemic skin lesions, positive autoautoantibodies, capillaroscopic abnormalities and/or clinical features suggestive of connective tissue diseases (CTDs. Among the CTDs, systemic sclerosis has the highest frequency of RP. Finding a cause for RP requires a knowledge of the patient’s occupational, smoking, drug history, physical examination, nailfold capillaroscopy, routine laboratory tests and autoantibodies. Furthermore, RP should be distinguished from acrocyanosis, a condition characterized by continuous cyanosis of the hands or feet that is aggravated by cold temperature. The most important instruction to the patient is abstinence from any smoking, offending drugs should be discontinued, and abrupt changes in temperature. If these measures are inadequate, calcium-channel blockers are the most widely used (nifedipine 30 mg up to 90 mg daily. Alternatively, sympatholytic agent (prazosin, angiotensin II -receptor type I antagonist (losartan, selective sertonin-reuptake inhibitor (fluoxetine may be useful. In the severe cases the role of

  11. Proceedings of the Prop'Elec 2000 colloquium. Advances of electric drive in urban transportation systems; Actes du colloque Prop'Elec 2000. Progres de la traction electrique dans les transports urbains

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    2000-07-01

    This document is the proceedings of Prop'Elec 2000 colloquium on the advances in electric power drive in urban transportation systems. The colloquium comprises 5 sessions dealing with: 1 - public collective electric-powered transportation system: synthesis of urban guided systems (C. Soulas, INRETS), the fast travelator (A. Cote, RATP), the power supply system of METEOR automatic underground railway (P. Lagrange, W. Seiler, RATP); 2 - electrical drive in urban transportation systems: start-up of a thermal engine with super-capacitors (D. Bouquain (CREEBEL), H. Gualous, A. Djerdir, A. Berthon, J.M. Kauffmann (L2ES, IGE)), The LEV (light weight electric vehicle) project in Mendrisio (U. Schwegler, LEV/Suisse), prototype of electrical bike that use a wheel-engine (C. Espanet, F. Gustin, J.M. Kauffmann (IGE), S. Robert, M. Karmous (EICN)), TWIL: a new generation of small electrical bikes (E. Escallot, T. Bontems (EPMI)), thermal and magnetic analysis of a rectilinear movement actuator (J.C. Vannier, M. Kadiri (SUPELEC)), torque undulation and vibrations in automobile electrical drives (A.L. Bui-Van (Renault), A. Fonseca (LEG)); 3 - collective electric-powered transportation systems: STARS: autonomous transportation system with flywheel charging at the station (P. Gibard (Alstom Transport), K. Abuda, J.M. Vinassa (IXL Bordeaux)), Translhor tramway: presentation of the drive system (L. Verdier, LHOR); 4 - electric-powered and hybrid vehicles: batteries for electric-powered vehicles (J.F. Fauvarque, CNAM), Li-ion batteries and their application in automotive industry (T. Faugeras, SAFT), optimized drive systems for electric-powered vehicles (J. Saint-Michel, Leroy Somer), the Citroen Xsara Dynactive (S. Derou, PSA), 5 - electric-powered and hybrid vehicles: the electrical car in tomorrows' city (M. Parent, INRIA), the market of electric-powered vehicles in France and Europe (M. Valet, PSA). (J.S.)

  12. Proceedings of the Prop'Elec 2000 colloquium. Advances of electric drive in urban transportation systems; Actes du colloque Prop'Elec 2000. Progres de la traction electrique dans les transports urbains

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    2000-07-01

    This document is the proceedings of Prop'Elec 2000 colloquium on the advances in electric power drive in urban transportation systems. The colloquium comprises 5 sessions dealing with: 1 - public collective electric-powered transportation system: synthesis of urban guided systems (C. Soulas, INRETS), the fast travelator (A. Cote, RATP), the power supply system of METEOR automatic underground railway (P. Lagrange, W. Seiler, RATP); 2 - electrical drive in urban transportation systems: start-up of a thermal engine with super-capacitors (D. Bouquain (CREEBEL), H. Gualous, A. Djerdir, A. Berthon, J.M. Kauffmann (L2ES, IGE)), The LEV (light weight electric vehicle) project in Mendrisio (U. Schwegler, LEV/Suisse), prototype of electrical bike that use a wheel-engine (C. Espanet, F. Gustin, J.M. Kauffmann (IGE), S. Robert, M. Karmous (EICN)), TWIL: a new generation of small electrical bikes (E. Escallot, T. Bontems (EPMI)), thermal and magnetic analysis of a rectilinear movement actuator (J.C. Vannier, M. Kadiri (SUPELEC)), torque undulation and vibrations in automobile electrical drives (A.L. Bui-Van (Renault), A. Fonseca (LEG)); 3 - collective electric-powered transportation systems: STARS: autonomous transportation system with flywheel charging at the station (P. Gibard (Alstom Transport), K. Abuda, J.M. Vinassa (IXL Bordeaux)), Translhor tramway: presentation of the drive system (L. Verdier, LHOR); 4 - electric-powered and hybrid vehicles: batteries for electric-powered vehicles (J.F. Fauvarque, CNAM), Li-ion batteries and their application in automotive industry (T. Faugeras, SAFT), optimized drive systems for electric-powered vehicles (J. Saint-Michel, Leroy Somer), the Citroen Xsara Dynactive (S. Derou, PSA), 5 - electric-powered and hybrid vehicles: the electrical car in tomorrows' city (M. Parent, INRIA), the market of electric-powered vehicles in France and Europe (M. Valet, PSA). (J.S.)

  13. [Prognostic implications of extra-hepatic clinical manifestations, autoimmunity and microscopic nail capillaroscopy in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis].

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    Marí-Alfonso, Begoña; Amengual-Guedan, María José; Vergara-Gómez, Mercè; Simeón-Aznar, Carmen Pilar; Fonollosa-Plà, Vicente; Jove-Buxeda, Esther; Oliva-Morera, Juan; Tolosa-Vilella, Carles

    2016-01-01

    Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is associated to any systemic autoimmune disease (SAD), in particular systemic sclerosis (SSc). To investigate the prevalence of SAD in a cohort of patients with PBC, specifically the prevalence of SSc and its clinical subtypes, and determining the clinical and biological profile of patients with associated PBC and SSc. Observational study of 62 patients with PBC following a protocol that included an anamnesis and physical examination to detect the presence of SAD as well as a nailfold capillaroscopy and an immunological study with specific SSc autoantibodies. A comparative analysis was conducted between patients with isolated PBC and patients with PBC and an associated SAD. SAD was associated to PBC in 22 patients (35,4%), and SSc was the most frequent illness, identified in 13 cases (21%). Five patients (8%) without previous diagnosis of SAD fulfilled pre-scleroderma criteria, according to LeRoy and Medsger criteria. The presence of anticentromere antibodies (54,5% vs. 5%, P<.001) was the unique immunological determination identified more frequently in patients with PBC-SAD. The SSc suggestive capillary pattern was visualized in 11 patients (20,4%), mainly the slow pattern. No factors associated with greater morbi-mortality were identified in the PBC-SAD group. It does exist a subgroup of patients with PBC and clinical-biological features suggestive of an SAD, which advise a protocolized study to detect early the association to an SAD. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  14. Effective potential of the three-dimensional Ising model: The pseudo-ɛ expansion study

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    Sokolov, A. I.; Kudlis, A.; Nikitina, M. A.

    2017-08-01

    The ratios R2k of renormalized coupling constants g2k that enter the effective potential and small-field equation of state acquire the universal values at criticality. They are calculated for the three-dimensional scalar λϕ4 field theory (3D Ising model) within the pseudo-ɛ expansion approach. Pseudo-ɛ expansions for the critical values of g6, g8, g10, R6 =g6 / g42, R8 =g8 / g43 and R10 =g10 / g44 originating from the five-loop renormalization group (RG) series are derived. Pseudo-ɛ expansions for the sextic coupling have rapidly diminishing coefficients, so addressing Padé approximants yields proper numerical results. Use of Padé-Borel-Leroy and conformal mapping resummation techniques further improves the accuracy leading to the values R6* = 1.6488 and R6* = 1.6490 which are in a brilliant agreement with the result of advanced lattice calculations. For the octic coupling the numerical structure of the pseudo-ɛ expansions is less favorable. Nevertheless, the conform-Borel resummation gives R8* = 0.868, the number being close to the lattice estimate R8* = 0.871 and compatible with the result of 3D RG analysis R8* = 0.857. Pseudo-ɛ expansions for R10* and g10* are also found to have much smaller coefficients than those of the original RG series. They remain, however, fast growing and big enough to prevent obtaining fair numerical estimates.

  15. Descartes and the “metaphysical dualism”: Excesses in interpreting a classic

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    Ştefan Afloroaei

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The article focuses on one of the most serious accusations brought against Descartes and modern philosophy, namely “the dualism of substance”. The accusers claim that the human body and soul were viewed as completely separate; consequently, their relationship as such and the united being of man become incomprehensible. As has been shown above, the idea of the separation of the soul from the body did not originate with Descartes; it was formulated much earlier, and repeated by a disciple of Descartes’, Henry Leroy, known as Regius. When Descartes became aware of this bizarre interpretation he was dismayed and sought to clarify the matter. He sought to distinguish between two terms, “distinction” and “separation” and to illuminate the relationship between body and soul at three different levels, i.e. ordinary experience, analytical mind and metaphysical meditation.Eventually, he embraced the paradox of the two natures – the double substantial make-up of the human being, a paradox of patristic inspiration. However, the later history of ideas was not sympathetic to Descartes: nowadays, when one looks up the term “metaphysical dualism” in dictionaries or glossaries, even in the studies of prestigious researchers, one will find views similar to those of the unfaithful disciple Regius. The resilience of this locus obscurus is explained both by the power of a new mode of interpreting discourse (as technical or logical analysis and by the ever more privilegedposition of the reader (intentio lectoris. Both attitudes are related to modern ideologies and to changes which have occurred in the intersubjective lifeworld, especially in the communication of the scholarly and academic world.

  16. Toward an Integrated BAC Library Resource for Genome Sequencing and Analysis; FINAL

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    Simon, M. I.; Kim, U.-J.

    2002-01-01

    We developed a great deal of expertise in building large BAC libraries from a variety of DNA sources including humans, mice, corn, microorganisms, worms, and Arabidopsis. We greatly improved the technology for screening these libraries rapidly and for selecting appropriate BACs and mapping BACs to develop large overlapping contigs. We became involved in supplying BACs and BAC contigs to a variety of sequencing and mapping projects and we began to collaborate with Drs. Adams and Venter at TIGR and with Dr. Leroy Hood and his group at University of Washington to provide BACs for end sequencing and for mapping and sequencing of large fragments of chromosome 16. Together with Dr. Ian Dunham and his co-workers at the Sanger Center we completed the mapping and they completed the sequencing of the first human chromosome, chromosome 22. This was published in Nature in 1999 and our BAC contigs made a major contribution to this sequencing effort. Drs. Shizuya and Ding invented an automated highly accurate BAC mapping technique. We also developed long-term collaborations with Dr. Uli Weier at UCSF in the design of BAC probes for characterization of human tumors and specific chromosome deletions and breakpoints. Finally the contribution of our work to the human genome project has been recognized in the publication both by the international consortium and the NIH of a draft sequence of the human genome in Nature last year. Dr. Shizuya was acknowledged in the authorship of that landmark paper. Dr. Simon was also an author on the Venter/Adams Celera project sequencing the human genome that was published in Science last year

  17. Ensemble-based Regional Climate Prediction: Political Impacts

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    Miguel, E.; Dykema, J.; Satyanath, S.; Anderson, J. G.

    2008-12-01

    Accurate forecasts of regional climate, including temperature and precipitation, have significant implications for human activities, not just economically but socially. Sub Saharan Africa is a region that has displayed an exceptional propensity for devastating civil wars. Recent research in political economy has revealed a strong statistical relationship between year to year fluctuations in precipitation and civil conflict in this region in the 1980s and 1990s. To investigate how climate change may modify the regional risk of civil conflict in the future requires a probabilistic regional forecast that explicitly accounts for the community's uncertainty in the evolution of rainfall under anthropogenic forcing. We approach the regional climate prediction aspect of this question through the application of a recently demonstrated method called generalized scalar prediction (Leroy et al. 2009), which predicts arbitrary scalar quantities of the climate system. This prediction method can predict change in any variable or linear combination of variables of the climate system averaged over a wide range spatial scales, from regional to hemispheric to global. Generalized scalar prediction utilizes an ensemble of model predictions to represent the community's uncertainty range in climate modeling in combination with a timeseries of any type of observational data that exhibits sensitivity to the scalar of interest. It is not necessary to prioritize models in deriving with the final prediction. We present the results of the application of generalized scalar prediction for regional forecasts of temperature and precipitation and Sub Saharan Africa. We utilize the climate predictions along with the established statistical relationship between year-to-year rainfall variability in Sub Saharan Africa to investigate the potential impact of climate change on civil conflict within that region.

  18. Role of videocapillaroscopy in early detection of transition from primary to secondary Raynaud’s fenomenon in systemic sclerosis

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    B. Seriolo

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Patients initially diagnosed as having primary Raynaud’s phenomenon (PRP may shift to secondary (SRP during the follow-up. Nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC is a tool that allows to distinguish between PRP and SRP through the identification of the “early” scleroderma-pattern of microangiopathy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the transition from PRP to SRP in an Italian cohort of patients during their follow-up. 129 patients with PRP were identified and followed-up for 2721 months. The diagnosis of PRP was achieved as suggested by LeRoy. The NVC diagnosis of scleroderma-pattern was based on the presence of specific “early” capillary abnormalities (i.e. giant capillaries, microhaemorrhages, and/or slight reduction of capillary density. Based on the identification of the “early” scleroderma-pattern by NVC, 14% of patients changed from PRP to SRP during the follow-up. Interestingly, 4.6% of these patients showed at baseline a fully normal NVC pattern (transition from normal to scleroderma NVC pattern in 3427 months, and 10% showed slight and not-specific nailfold capillary abnormalities (i.e. dystrophic capillaries and/or enlarged capillaries at baseline (transition to scleroderma NVC pattern in 2515 months. Following a careful NVC analysis, we showed the progression from PRP to SRP in 14% of the analyzed patients. We suggest the capillaroscopic analysis twice a year in presence of PRP, in order to early detect the transition to SRP in patients showing at the beginning a normal pattern or not-specific nailfold capillary abnormalities, as assessed by NVC.

  19. Gurupá - das ruínas aos cemitérios Gurupá: from the ruins to the cemeteries

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    Full Text Available Posterior ao Tratado de Madrid (1750, o governo do Marquês de Pombal (1750-1777 implanta o projeto moderno nacional de caráter imperial nas colônias portuguesas. O Tratado de Madrid reconhecia a situação real na América Latina e encaminhou o trabalho das comissões de limites. O capitão-geral, na época do Estado do Grão-Pará e Maranhão, Francisco Xavier Mendonça Furtado foi ator decisivo do projeto político e militar, segurando a região à coroa portuguesa, e executava o projeto pombalino contra os jesuítas ("Estado de Deus" e as condições agrestes da região. A partir dos traços que o empreendimento político e ideológico deixou, o nosso estudo compara três vozes: as cartas do Governador Francisco Xavier de Mendonça Furtado, a obra do escritor paraense Dalcídio Jurandir e a trilogia romanesca de Alfred Döblin, a fim de analisar como as incursões ideológica e estética configuram a mediação entre a realidade histórica e a representação nas narrativas de ficção. Essa comparação se realiza no contexto de uma região que liberou as mais altas e fecundas fantasias da historia cultural da humanidade (as Amazonas, El Dorado, o tesouro do Rei Salomão e o boom da borracha, a fim de traçar as fantasmagorias diante das ruínas da realidade, confrontar o imaginário coletivo e a ficcionalização individual.Prime Minister Marques de Pombal (1750-1770 begins his mandate after the Treaty of Madrid (1750 a modern political enterprise of "nationalization" of the colonies. The Treaty has recognized the de facto occupation, and transferred sovereignty of about half of the Amazon basin from Spain to Portugal. The political project has been executed by Francisco X. Mendonça Furtado against the Jesuits "State of God" who 'protected Indians from slavery and settlers in vast semi-autonomous tracts of territory . By drawing our attention to political and ideological appropriations(the concept of the modern individual/state, and the

  20. Historia de ideas e historia de lenguajes políticas: acerca del debate en torno a los usos de los términos "pueblo" y "pueblos" History of ideas and history of political languages: on the discussion about the "pueblo" and "pueblos" concepts

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    Elías J. Palti

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Los últimos veinte años han sido testigos de una transformación crucial en nuestros modos de concebir el proceso que llevaría a la quiebra del vínculo colonial con España. La visión dicotómica clásica que oponía el liberalismo latinoamericano al proverbial tradicionalismo y despotismo peninsular se habría tornado ya insostenible. Según han demostrado autores como François-Xavier Guerra, la crisis que conduciría a la independencia se trató de un proceso único, que comprendía de conjunto al Imperio, y que tenía, precisamente, su centro en la península, que será la más directamente afectada por la acefalía que entonces se produjo. Tal perspectiva nos abrirá una visión mucho más rica y compleja del proceso revolucionario hispanoamericano. Sin embargo, la quiebra de la oposición clásica liberalismo latinoamericano - tradicionalismo hispano se terminará resolviendo en una dicotomía inversa que opondrá ahora el liberalismo hispano al tradicionalismo latinoamericano. La persistencia de patrones sociales organicistas heredados de la Colonia, que harían de los "pueblos" (en plural, una vez caído el régimen monárquico, el depositario natural de la soberanía, impedirían aquí la emergencia de un concepto "moderno" de la nacionalidad como una entidad abstracta, homogénea y unificada. Como se intenta demostrar en el presente ensayo, esta visión deber ía, a su vez, revisarse a fin de desplegar las potencialidades implícitas para la escritura histórica en la profunda renovación teórico-metodológica que estos mismos autores produjeron en el campo.The last twenty years witnessed a radical transformation in our ways of conceiving of the process leading to the break of the colonial tie with Spain. Classical dichotomous perspectives that opposed Latin American liberalism to Spanish despotism have proven untenable. As many authors, following François-Xavier Guerra, have showed, the crisis that resulted in independence was

  1. Les competències. La doctrina del Tribunal sobre la definició de les competències. Les competències exclusives, les compartides i les executives. - Las competencias. La doctrina del Tribunal sobre la definición de las competencias. Competencias exclusivas, compartidas y ejecutivas.

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    Ramon Riu

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La doctrina de la Sentència 31/2010 sobre la definició estatutària de les categories competencials (251-257 Mercè Barceló i SerramaleraLa doctrina del Tribunal Constitucional sobre la definició de competències. Les competències exclusives, les compartides i les executives (258-261Antoni Bayona RocamoraLa doctrina de la Sentència 31/2010 sobre les competències executives (Xavier Bernadí GilLa doctrina del Tribunal sobre la definició de les competències. Les ompetències exclusives, les compartides i les executives (270-276Marc Carrillo LópezEls efectes de la Sentència sobre la definició estatutària de les competències: la «devaluació» jurídica dels estatuts d’autonomia (277-281Mercè Corretja TorrensLes categories funcionals de competències a l’Estatut d’autonomia de Catalunya. Comentaris a la Sentència 31/2010 (282-287Ramon Riu FortunyTipologia de les competències. El seu abast funcional: els articles 110 a 112 (288-294Joaquín Tornos Massostenella e no enmendalla (262-269 La doctrina de la Sentencia 31/2010 sobre la definición estatutaria de las categorías competenciales (251-257Mercè Barceló i SerramaleraLa doctrina del Tribunal Constitucional sobre la definición de competencias. Las competencias exclusivas, las compartidas y las ejecutivas (258-261Antoni Bayona RocamoraLa doctrina de la Sentencia 31/2010 sobre las competencias ejecutivas (sostenella e no enmendalla (262-270 Xavier Bernadí GilLa doctrina del Tribunal sobre la definición de las competencias. Las competencias exclusivas, las compartidas y las ejecutivas (271-277Marc Carrillo LópezLos efectos de la Sentencia sobre la definición estatutaria de las competencias:la «devaluación» jurídica de los estatutos de autonomía (278-283Mercè Corretja TorrensLas categorías funcionales de competencias en el Estatuto de Autonomía de Cataluña. Comentarios a la Sentencia 31/2010 (284-289Ramon Riu FortunyTipología de las competencias. Su alcance

  2. Estilos de aprendizaje de estudiantes de medicina en universidades latinoamericanas y españolas: relación con los contextos geográficos y curriculares Medical students learning styles in Latin American and Spanish universities: relation with geographical and curricular contexts

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    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar si los estilos de aprendizaje (EA de los estudiantes de medicina se correlacionan con el contexto geográfico, con el contexto curricular o con el nivel de la carrera. Sujetos y métodos. El estudio se realizó en 490 estudiantes de las Escuelas de Medicina de las Universidades de Chile (Santiago, Chile, Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina, San Francisco Xavier (Sucre, Bolivia, Zaragoza y País Vasco (España. Se aplicó el cuestionario Honey-Alonso, que valora la preferencia por cada uno de cuatro EA: activo, reflexivo, teórico y pragmático. También se evaluó el EA de acuerdo al modelo de Kolb. Resultados. Al relacionar el EA con el contexto geográfico se observó que mientras los estudiantes de universidades españolas muestran un estilo preferentemente asimilador, siguiendo la denominación de Kolb, para Chile fue el acomodador y para Bolivia los estudiantes se distribuyen entre los estilos asimilador y divergente. Al comparar la distribución de los EA durante el tercer curso de medicina en dos facultades que poseen diferente currículo, no se observaron diferencias significativas. Los EA en una Facultad de Medicina con un currículo basado en asignaturas (Chile no mostraron diferencias en los tres cursos del estudio (1.º, 3.º y 5.º, siendo preferentes los estilos reflexivo y teórico. Conclusiones. El estudio permitió establecer diferencias significativas entre los estilos de aprendizaje de los estudiantes de Medicina en relación con el contexto geográfico, más que con los diferentes currículos, o a lo largo de los distintos cursos de la carrera.Aim. To establish a correlation between medical student learning styles (LS and the geographical context, the curricular context and different academic levels. Subjects and methods. The study was performed in 490 undergraduate students from Medical Schools of the Universities of Chile (Santiago, Chile, Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina, San Francisco Xavier

  3. Increasing Product Confidence-Shifting Paradigms.

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    Phillips, Marla; Kashyap, Vishal; Cheung, Mee-Shew

    2015-01-01

    Leaders in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and food industries expressed a unilateral concern over product confidence throughout the total product lifecycle, an unsettling fact for these leaders to manage given that their products affect the lives of millions of people each year. Fueled by the heparin incident of intentional adulteration in 2008, initial efforts for increasing product confidence were focused on improving the confidence of incoming materials, with a belief that supplier performance must be the root cause. As in the heparin case, concern over supplier performance extended deep into the supply chain to include suppliers of the suppliers-which is often a blind spot for pharmaceutical, device, and food manufacturers. Resolved to address the perceived lack of supplier performance, these U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated industries began to adopt the supplier relationship management strategy, developed by the automotive industry, that emphasizes "management" of suppliers for the betterment of the manufacturers. Current product and supplier management strategies, however, have not led to a significant improvement in product confidence. As a result of the enduring concern by industry leaders over the lack of product confidence, Xavier University launched the Integrity of Supply Initiative in 2012 with a team of industry leaders and FDA officials. Through a methodical research approach, data generated by the pharmaceutical, medical device, and food manufacturers surprisingly pointed to themselves as a source of the lack of product confidence, and revealed that manufacturers either unknowingly increase the potential for error or can control/prevent many aspects of product confidence failure. It is only through this paradigm shift that manufacturers can work collaboratively with their suppliers as equal partners, instead of viewing their suppliers as "lesser" entities needing to be controlled. The basis of this shift provides manufacturers

  4. Levantamento florístico do componente arbustivo-arbóreo da vegetação ciliar na bacia do rio Taperoá, PB, Brasil Floristic survey of components of shrub-tree riparian vegetation in the Taperoá river basin, Paraíba State, Brasil

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    Alecksandra Vieira de Lacerda

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Considerando o papel relevante e o nível de degradação presente nas áreas ciliares, a pesquisa objetivou estudar a composição florística do componente arbustivo-arbóreo da vegetação ciliar em diferentes ambientes hídricos do semi-árido paraibano na bacia do rio Taperoá. O levantamento florístico foi realizado no período de junho/2002 a fevereiro/2003 e abrangeu nove pontos distribuídos ao longo de rios, riachos, lagoa e açude. A definição das atividades apoiou-se em análise de cartas e mapas da vegetação em escala de 1:100.000 e caminhadas aleatórias que permitiram a realização de coleta de material vegetal, utilizado para identificação por meio de consultas a especialistas e de morfologia comparada, usando bibliografia especializada e análise das exsicatas depositadas no herbário Lauro Pires Xavier - JPB (UFPB, João Pessoa, PB. A vegetação arbustivo-arbórea da mata ciliar nos nove pontos amostrados foi representada por 43 espécies, das quais 41 são pertencentes a 19 famílias, e duas espécies permaneceram indeterminadas. As famílias que apresentaram o maior número de espécies foram Mimosaceae (sete, Caesalpiniaceae (cinco e Euphorbiaceae (cinco. Os resultados da análise de agrupamento indicaram que as áreas ciliares apresentaram certa particularização em termos de composição florística, o que se refletiu nos baixos índices de similaridades entre o conjunto de áreas amostradas.Considering the relevant role and the current level of degradation of riparian areas, this work aimed to study the floristic composition of shrub-tree riparian vegetation at different hydric environments in the Taperoá river basin, in the semi-arid region of the Paraíba State, Northeast Brazil. The survey was performed from June 2002 to February 2003. Nine sampling sites were distributed along rivers and streams, and around lagoon, and dam. The definition of activities was based on the analysis of charts and vegetation maps

  5. The warm chain.

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    Bowers, J Z

    1985-01-01

    1 series of events carried smallpox vaccination on an eastward odyssey; a 2nd path led westward from Spain to Spanish America, to the Philippines, and to China. Francisco Xavier Balmis (1753-1819), a Spanish physician, sailed around the world in 3 years, establishing vaccination boards in South America, the Philippines, and China. He led the "Real Expedicion Martima de la Vacuna," sponsored by the Bourbon King Charles IV; its success derived from arm-to-arm passage of the virus using orphan boys on the long voyages across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Venezuela was the 1st country to which Balmis introduced vaccine. He divided the expedition with his deputy, Slavany, who was to lead 1 group through the Spanish colonies in the Vice-Royalty of Peru; Balmis would lead the other group across the Vice-Royalty of New Spain to the far-distant colony in the Philippines. The establishment of central boards to regulate vaccination became one of Balmis's principal preoccupations. The board he created in Venezuela served as the model for those that he and Salvany were to establish later. Balmis sailed to Havana from La Guaira on May 8, 1804; Salvany led his team to Bogota. Balmis's singular success in Caracas, and Salvany's in Bogota, where Salvany also created a Central Vaccination Board, were attributable in large measure to the total support they received from church and civil authorites. The Portuguese throne had a comparable interest in its prize colony, Brazil. In 1804, Felisberto Calderia Brant Pontes sent a group of slave children from Bahia to Lisbon so that arm-to-arm transfer could be made on the return voyage. His effort was successful, and 1335 persons had been vaccinated in Bahia by June 1, 1804. In a decree of September 3, 1803 Charles IV directed that the Balmis expedition should continue to the Philippines. The advancement of health in the Philippines was a major commitment of the Spaniards. The Philippine vaccination expedition, headed by Balmis, sailed

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

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    Varisco, M. M.

    2017-12-01

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

  7. Hidden costs of antiretroviral treatment: the public health efficiency of drug packaging

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    Andreu-Crespo À

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Àngels Andreu-Crespo,1,* Josep M Llibre,2,3,* Glòria Cardona-Peitx,1 Ferran Sala-Piñol,1 Bonaventura Clotet,2,4 Xavier Bonafont-Pujol1 1Pharmacy Department, 2HIV Unit and “Lluita contra la SIDA” Foundation, University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, 3Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 4Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVIC-UCC, Vic, Barcelona, Spain *These authors contributed equally to the work Abstract: While the overall percentage of unused antiretroviral medicines returned to the hospital pharmacy is low, their cost is quite high. Adverse events, treatment failure, pharmacokinetic interactions, pregnancy, or treatment simplification are common reasons for unplanned treatment changes. Socially inefficient antiretroviral packages prevent the reuse of drugs returned to the hospital pharmacy. We defined antiretroviral package categories based on the excellence of drug packaging and analyzed the number of pills and costs of drugs returned during a period of 1 year in a hospital-based HIV unit attending to 2,413 treated individuals. A total of 6,090 pills (34% of all returned antiretrovirals – with a cost of 47,139.91€ – would be totally lost, mainly due to being packed up in the lowest efficiency packages. Newer treatments are packaged in low-excellence categories of packages, thus favoring the maintenance of these hidden costs in the near future. Therefore, costs of this low-efficiency drug packaging, where medication packages are started but not completed, in high-cost medications are substantial and should be properly addressed. Any improvement in the packaging by the manufacturer, and favoring the choice of drugs supplied through efficient packages (when efficacy, toxicity, and convenience are similar, should minimize the treatment expenditures paid by national health budgets. Keywords: antiretroviral treatment, cost efficacy, drug packaging, treatment change

  8. Tornado hazard communication disparities among Spanish-speaking individuals in an English-speaking community.

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    Ahlborn, Leslie; Franc, Jeffrey Michael

    2012-02-01

    The state of Oklahoma, known for destructive tornados, has a native Spanish-speaking (NSS) population of approximately 180,241, of which 50% report being able to speak English "very well" (US Census Bureau). With almost 50% of these native Spanish-speaking persons being limited English proficient (LEP), their reception of tornado hazard communications may be restricted. This study conducted in northeast Oklahoma (USA) evaluates the association between native language and receiving tornado hazard communications. This study was a cross-sectional survey conducted among a convenience sample of NSS and native English-speaking (NES) adults at Xavier Clinic and St. Francis Trauma Emergency Center in Tulsa, OK, USA from September 2009 through December 2009. Of the 82 surveys administered, 80 were returned, with 40 NES and 40 NSS participants. A scoring system (Severe Weather Information Reception (SWIR)) was developed to quantify reception of hazard information among the study participants (1-3 points=poor reception, 4-5=adequate reception, 6-8=excellent reception). Pearson's chi-squared test was used to calculate differences between groups with Yates' continuity correction applied where appropriate, and SWIR scores were analyzed using ANOVA. P-valuestornado siren. NSS were less likely to have Internet access (Ptornado warning reception between NSS and NES. Poor English proficiency was noted to be 75% among NSS, which is approximately 25% more than estimated by the US Census Bureau. This study demonstrates a need for emergency managers to recognize when appropriate and overcome communication disparities among limited English proficient populations.

  9. Professor André Jouve (1909-2001): A French cardiologist who was a pioneer of clinical vector-electrocardiography and cardiovascular epidemiology.

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    Puddu, Paolo Emilio

    2016-01-01

    André, Julien, Auguste Jouve was born in Marseilles on June 10, 1909 son of Xavier Marie Francois Louis Jouve MD and Marie Louise Charlotte Vigliengo his wife. He had a brilliant medical career in Marseilles: Resident at Marseilles Hospitals in 1931, major of his promotion, then an Assistant in 1943 and a Chief in 1951, to become Associate Professor of Medicine in 1946 and finally Full Professor of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology in 1954. Fellow of several Cardiological Societies, he became President of the French Society of Cardiology in 1968, Vice-President of the European Society of Cardiology in 1972 and finally President of the French College of Vascular Pathology in 1973. He had been a WHO Expert for degenerative and cardiovascular diseases from 1958 to 1981 and a National correspondent of the Academy of Medicine in 1977. He was decorated by the Légion d'Honneur (Officer in 1975). He retired in 1981 and died in 2001. Clinical vector-electrocardiology and cardiovascular epidemiology were the main areas of his interest where he made essential contributions such as the famous treatise on ECG. The Heart Cantini Center was considered his leading creation and action, where the first French heart transplantation was performed in 1968, the first French epidemiological investigation on coronary risk factors took place, the idea of starting prevention at pediatric age was clearly outlined and the need of concentrating on psychological and dysmetabolic factors was precisely advocated for indexing later development of ischemic heart diseases. These achievements are reviewed and put into perspective. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Accuracy of Alcon WaveLight® EX500 optical pachymetry during LASIK

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    Mifflin MD

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Mark D Mifflin,1 Xavier M Mortensen,1 Brent S Betts,1 Cole Gross,2 Brian Zaugg1 1Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, John A Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV, USA Purpose: To study the accuracy and reliability of optical pachymetry using the Alcon WaveLight EX500 during laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK. Materials and methods: This was a retrospective chart review of 90 eyes from 45 patients who had undergone LASIK (mean age 35.2±8.2 years; 19 males, 26 females. The WaveLight FS200 femtosecond laser was programmed to cut LASIK flaps at a desired depth of 120 µm. Optical low-coherence reflectometry (WaveLight EX500 was used to measure central corneal thickness prior to lifting the flap, and the residual stromal bed immediately after excimer ablation. Flap thickness (FT was calculated using simple subtraction. Optical coherence tomography (OCT was used to measure central corneal thickness, flap thickness, and residual stromal bed in the postoperative period and the results compared to intraoperative measurements. Results: Mean programmed FS200 FT was 119 µm. Mean FT using EX500 optical pachymetry was 109 µm. The difference between FS200- programmed and EX500-measured FT was 9 µm (P<0.001. There was also a significant difference between the EX500 and OCT FT (109 µm vs 119 µm, respectively; P<0.001. Conclusion: FT values calculated using intraoperative EX500 optical pachymetry were significantly lower than programmed FS200 values or OCT measurements. Keywords: flap thickness, optical coherence tomography, femtosecond laser

  11. Revised and extended analysis of Br IV

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    Riyaz, A.; Rahimullah, K.; Tauheed, A.

    2014-01-01

    The spectrum of three-times ionized bromine Br IV has been studied in the 319-2350 Å wavelength region. The spectrum was recorded on a 3-m normal incidence vacuum spectrograph at the St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish (Canada) and 6.65-m grazing incidence spectrograph at the Zeeman laboratory (Amsterdam). The light sources used were a triggered spark and sliding spark, respectively. The ground configuration of Br IV 3d104s24p2, the excited configurations 3d104s4p3+3d104s24p (4d+5d+6d+5s+6s+7s) in the odd parity system and 3d104s24p (5p+4f+5f)+3d104s4p2 (4d+5s)+3d104p4 in the even parity system have been studied. Relativistic Hartree-Fock (HFR) and least squares fitted (LSF) parametric calculations were used to interpret the observed spectrum. 120 Levels of Br IV have now been established, 58 being new. Among 424 spectral lines, 277 are newly classified. The levels 4s4p35S2, 4s24p4d 3F4 and 4p5p (3P0, 1, 3D1, 2, 3S1) are revised. We estimate the accuracy of our measured wavelength for sharp and unblended lines to be ±0.005 Å. The ionization limit is determined as 385,390±100 cm-1 (47.782±0.012 eV).

  12. Los inmigrados

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    Lojze Kovačič

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Lojze Kovačič nació el 9 de noviembre de 1928 en Basilea, Suiza, en una familia de emigrantes, de madre alemana y padre esloveno. En 1938, cuando las autoridades suizas expulsaron del país a todos los emigrantes que no tenían ciudadanía suiza, se fue a vivir con su familia a Eslovenia, primero a Novo mesto, luego a Ljubljana donde frecuentó la escuela primaria, secundaria y la academia de pedagogía. Vivió en Ljubljana donde trabajó primero como periodista y luego como pedagogo. Murió el 1 de mayo de 2004 en la capital eslovena. Escribió obras autobiográficas y de ficción: Ljubljanske razglednice / Postales de Ljubljana (1956, Ključi mesta / Las llaves de la ciudad (1967, Deček in smrt / El niño y la muerte (1968, Sporočila v spanju – Resničnost / Mensajes en el sueño – Realidad (1972, Pet fragmentov / Cinco fragmentos (1981, Pri{leki / Los inmigrados (trilogía 1983–85, Basel / Basilea (1986, Prah / Polvo (1988, Kristalni čas / Tiempo de cristal (1990, Zgodbe s panjskih končnic / Relatos de las tablas de la colmena (1992, Knji`evna delavnica – {ola pisanja / Taller de literatura – escuela de la escritura (1997. A continuación se presentan dos fragmentos de la primera parte de la trilogía Pri{leki / Los inmigrados, una historia marcadamente autobiográfica del retorno a Eslovenia de una familia desalojada de Basilea, narrada a través de la voz de un niño de diez años, traducida al castellano por Xavier Farré y publicada por la editorial Siruela de Madrid en 2007.

  13. Francisco Javier Alegre (1729-1788: una aproximación a su obra teológica

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    Alva Rodríguez, Inmaculada

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Little is known about Institutionum theologicarum libri XVIII by Francis Xavier Alegre. This work represents an attempt to renew decadent scholasticism, with the new methods of positive and historical theology. What makes this text original and interesting is its dialogue with the Enlightenment philosophers. The description of the content and, above all, the study of the sources he relied on, shows a man of wide reading and points to an ambience of cultural renewal that permeated the cultural life of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. It also reflects the intellectual environment of the Jesuits who settled in Italy after the expulsion and suppression of the Society of Jesus.

    Los Institutionum theologicarum libri XVIII de Francisco Javier Alegre son poco conocidos. Esta obra supone un intento de renovar la decadente escolástica, con los nuevos métodos de la teología positiva e histórica. Su originalidad e interés radica en el diálogo que mantiene con los filósofos ilustrados. La descripción de su contenido y, sobre todo, el estudio de las fuentes que utiliza, muestran un hombre de amplias y variadas lecturas y remiten al ambiente de renovación cultural que impregnó la vida cultural del Virreinato de Nueva España. Refleja también el entorno intelectual de los jesuitas asentados en Italia tras la expulsión y extinción de la Compañía de Jesús.

  14. Emerging biomarkers in the diagnosis of prostate cancer

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    Filella X

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available Xavier Filella, Esther Fernández-Galan, Rosa Fernández Bonifacio, Laura Foj Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (CDB, Hospital Clínic, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Abstract: Prostate cancer (PCa is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. A large proportion of PCa are latent, never destined to progress or affect the patients’ life. It is of utmost importance to identify which PCa are destined to progress and which would benefit from an early radical treatment. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA remains the most used test to detect PCa. Its limited specificity and an elevated rate of overdiagnosis are the main problems associated with PSA testing. New PCa biomarkers have been proposed to improve the accuracy of PSA in the management of early PCa. Commercially available biomarkers such as PCA3 score, Prostate Health Index (PHI, and the four-kallikrein panel are used with the purpose of reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies and providing information related to the aggressiveness of the tumor. The relationship with PCa aggressiveness seems to be confirmed by PHI and the four-kallikrein panel, but not by the PCA3 score. In this review, we also summarize new promising biomarkers, such as PSA glycoforms, TMPRSS2:ERG fusion gene, microRNAs, circulating tumor cells, androgen receptor variants, and PTEN gene. All these emerging biomarkers could change the management of early PCa, offering more accurate results than PSA. Nonetheless, large prospective studies comparing these new biomarkers among them are required to know their real value in PCa detection and prognosis. Keywords: prostate cancer, PSA, PHI, four-kallikrein panel, PCA3, miRNAs

  15. Bibliografía

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    Martí Mas Cornellá

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available RESEÑA 1 de : Thoen, Hugo; Burgeois, Jean; Vermeulen, Frank; Crombé, Philippe; Verlaeckt, Koen. Studia Archaeologica, Líber amicorum Jacques A. E. Nenquin. Gante : Universiteit Gent, Seminaria voor Archeologie, 1991. RESEÑA 2 de : Hodder, Ian; Orton, Clive. Análisis Espacial en Arqueología. Barcelona : Editorial Critica, 1990. RESEÑA 3 de : Barriere, Claude. L'Art parietal du Ker de Massat. Toulouse : Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 1990. RESEÑA 4 de : Ramos Muñoz, José; Espejo Herrerías, Mª del Mar y otros. Cueva de Árdales. Su recuperación y estudio. Árdales : Ayuntamiento de la Villa de Árdales, 1992. RESEÑA 5 de : Guilaine, Jean; Gutherz, Xavier. Autour de Jean Arnal. Montpellier : Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, 1990. RESEÑA 6 de : González Echegaray, Joaquín. El Creciente fértil y la Biblia. Estella (Navarra : Ed. Verbo Divino, 1991. RESEÑA 7 de : de Góngora y Iviartínez, Manuel. Antigüedades prehistóricas de Andalucía. Estudio preliminar por iVIauricio Pastor Muñoz y Juan Antonio Pachón Romero. Granada : Universidad de Granada, 1991. RESEÑA 8 de : Bonnet, Charles. Kerma royaume de Nubie. Ginebra : Mission archéologique de l'Université de Genéve au Soudan, 1990.

  16. Estilos de aprendizaje de estudiantes de medicina en universidades latinoamericanas y españolas: relación con los contextos geográficos y curriculares

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    G. Díaz-Véliz

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar si los estilos de aprendizaje (EA de los estudiantes de medicina se correlacionan con el contexto geográfico, con el contexto curricular o con el nivel de la carrera. Sujetos y métodos. El estudio se realizó en 490 estudiantes de las Escuelas de Medicina de las Universidades de Chile (Santiago, Chile, Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina, San Francisco Xavier (Sucre, Bolivia, Zaragoza y País Vasco (España. Se aplicó el cuestionario Honey-Alonso, que valora la preferencia por cada uno de cuatro EA: activo, reflexivo, teórico y pragmático. También se evaluó el EA de acuerdo al modelo de Kolb. Resultados. Al relacionar el EA con el contexto geográfico se observó que mientras los estudiantes de universidades españolas muestran un estilo preferentemente asimilador, siguiendo la denominación de Kolb, para Chile fue el acomodador y para Bolivia los estudiantes se distribuyen entre los estilos asimilador y divergente. Al comparar la distribución de los EA durante el tercer curso de medicina en dos facultades que poseen diferente currículo, no se observaron diferencias significativas. Los EA en una Facultad de Medicina con un currículo basado en asignaturas (Chile no mostraron diferencias en los tres cursos del estudio (1.º, 3.º y 5.º, siendo preferentes los estilos reflexivo y teórico. Conclusiones. El estudio permitió establecer diferencias significativas entre los estilos de aprendizaje de los estudiantes de Medicina en relación con el contexto geográfico, más que con los diferentes currículos, o a lo largo de los distintos cursos de la carrera.

  17. Student feedback about the integrated curriculum in a Caribbean medical school

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    P. Ravi Shankar

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Xavier University School of Medicine adopted an integrated, organ system-based curriculum in January 2013. The present study was aimed at determining students’ perceptions of the integrated curriculum and related assessment methods. Methods: The study was conducted on first- to fourth-semester undergraduate medical students during March 2014. The students were informed of the study and subsequently invited to participate. Focus group discussions were conducted. The curriculum’s level of integration, different courses offered, teaching-learning methods employed, and the advantages and concerns relating to the curriculum were noted. The respondents also provided feedback about the assessment methods used. Deductive content analysis was used to analyze the data. Results: Twenty-two of the 68 students (32.2% participated in the study. The respondents expressed generally positive opinions. They felt that the curriculum prepared them well for licensing examinations and future practice. Problem-based learning sessions encouraged active learning and group work among students, thus, improving their understanding of the course material. The respondents felt that certain subjects were allocated a larger proportion of time during the sessions, as well as more questions during the integrated assessment. They also expressed an appreciation for medical humanities, and felt that sessions on the appraisal of literature needed modification. Their opinions about assessment of behavior, attitudes, and professionalism varied. Conclusion: Student opinion was positive, overall. Our findings would be of interest to other medical schools that have recently adopted an integrated curriculum or are in the process of doing so.

  18. [The connective tissues, from the origin of the concept to its "Maturation" to extracellular matrix. Application to ocular tissues. Contribution to the history of medical sciences].

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    Labat-Robert, J; Robert, L; Pouliquen, Y

    2011-06-01

    The "Tissue" concept emerged apparently in the medical literature at about the French revolution, during the second half of the 18(th) century. It was found in the texts written by the physicians of Béarn and Montpellier, the Bordeu-s and also by the famous physician, Felix Vicq d'Azyr, the last attending physician of the queen Marie-Antoinette, "Bordeu et al. (1775) et Pouliquen (2009)". It was elaborated into a coherent doctrine somewhat later by Xavier Bichat, considered as the founder of modern pathological anatomy, Bichat. With the advent of histochemistry, from the beginning of the 20(th) century, several of the principal macromolecular components of connective tissues, collagens, elastin, "acid mucopolysaccharides" (later glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans) and finally structural glycoproteins were characterized. These constituents of connective tissues were then designated as components of the extracellular matrix (ECM), closely associated to the cellular components of these tissues by adhesive (structural) glycoproteins as fibronectin, several others and cell receptors, "recognising" ECM-components as integrins, the elastin-receptor and others. This molecular arrangement fastens cells to the ECM-components they synthesize and mediates the exchange of informations between the cells to the ECM (inside-out) and also from the ECM-components to the cells (outside-in). This macromolecular arrangement is specific for each tissue as a result of the differentiation of their cellular components. It is also the basis and condition of the fulfillment of the specific functions of differentiated tissues. This is a short description of the passage of the "tissue" concept from its vague origin towards its precise identification at the cellular and molecular level up to the recognition of its functional importance and its establishment as an autonomous science. This can be considered as a new example of the importance of metaphors for the progress of science, Keller

  19. Potential for bispecific T-cell engagers: role of blinatumomab in acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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    Full Text Available Caroline Le Jeune, Xavier Thomas Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hematology Department, Lyon-Sud Hospital, Pierre Bénite, France Abstract: Patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL and patients whose minimal residual disease persists during treatment have a poor leukemia-free survival. Despite improvements in front-line therapy, the outcome in these patients remains poor, especially after relapse. As there are no standard chemotherapeutic regimens for the treatment of patients with R/R B-precursor ALL, T-cell-based therapeutic approaches have recently come to the forefront in ALL therapy. Recently, monoclonal antibodies have been developed to target specific antigens expressed in B-lineage blast cells. In this setting, CD19 is of great interest as this antigen is expressed in B-lineage cells. Therefore, it has been selected as the target antigen for blinatumomab, a new bi-specific T-cell engager antibody. This sophisticated antibody binds sites for both CD19 and CD3, leading to T-cell proliferation and activation and B-cell apoptosis. Owing to its short serum half-life, blinatumomab has been administrated by continuous intravenous infusion with a favorable safety profile. The most significant toxicities were central nervous system events and the cytokine release syndrome. This new therapeutic approach using blinatumomab has been shown to be effective in patients with positive minimal residual disease and in patients with R/R B-precursor ALL leading to a recent approval by the US Food and Drug Administration after an accelerated review process. This review focuses on the profile of blinatumomab and its efficacy and safety. Keywords: B-cell lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia, relapsed/refractory, minimal residual disease, BiTE monoclonal antibodies, blinatumomab

  20. Improving Student Achievement in Math and Science

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    Sullivan, Nancy G.; Hamsa, Irene Schulz; Heath, Panagiota; Perry, Robert; White, Stacy J.

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    As the new millennium approaches, a long anticipated reckoning for the education system of the United States is forthcoming, Years of school reform initiatives have not yielded the anticipated results. A particularly perplexing problem involves the lack of significant improvement of student achievement in math and science. Three "Partnership" projects represent collaborative efforts between Xavier University (XU) of Louisiana, Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO), Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Stennis Space Center (SSC), to enhance student achievement in math and science. These "Partnerships" are focused on students and teachers in federally designated rural and urban empowerment zones and enterprise communities. The major goals of the "Partnerships" include: (1) The identification and dissemination of key indices of success that account for high performance in math and science; (2) The education of pre-service and in-service secondary teachers in knowledge, skills, and competencies that enhance the instruction of high school math and science; (3) The development of faculty to enhance the quality of math and science courses in institutions of higher education; and (4) The incorporation of technology-based instruction in institutions of higher education. These goals will be achieved by the accomplishment of the following objectives: (1) Delineate significant ?best practices? that are responsible for enhancing student outcomes in math and science; (2) Recruit and retain pre-service teachers with undergraduate degrees in Biology, Math, Chemistry, or Physics in a graduate program, culminating with a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction; (3) Provide faculty workshops and opportunities for travel to professional meetings for dissemination of NASA resources information; (4) Implement methodologies and assessment procedures utilizing performance-based applications of higher order

  1. Sobre el realismo matemático de Zubiri y su interpretación de los teoremas de Gödel y Cohen

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    Orellana Estay, Oscar

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    Full Text Available In this article we analyze the appendix «La realidad de lo matemático» [The reality of the mathematical], of the Spanish philosopher’s book Inteligencia y Logos, with the aim of clarifying his concept of mathematical objects as real by construction, and his interpretation of Gödel’s and Cohen’s theorems, both of which would show that the reality of mathematical objects is previous to their truth. To do this, we first present Zubiri’s concept of mathematical objects; then we distinguish his position from that of the formalists and intuitionists; and finally, we analyze a Zubirian interpretation of Gödel’s and Cohen’s theorems.En este artículo se analiza el apéndice «La realidad de lo matemático» del libro Inteligencia y Logos, del filósofo español Xavier Zubiri, con el objetivo de clarificar su concepción de los objetos matemáticos como reales por construcción, y a partir de esto su interpretación de los teoremas de Gödel y Cohen, que según Zubiri dejarían en evidencia que la realidad de los objetos matemáticos es anterior a su verdad. Para ello se expone primero, la concepción de Zubiri de los objetos matemáticos; luego se distingue su posición de la de los formalistas e intuicionistas; por último, se analiza la interpretación zubiriana de los teoremas de Cohen y Gödel.

  2. Extended analysis of fifth spectrum of bromine: Br V

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    Riyaz, A.; Tauheed, A.; Rahimullah, K.

    2014-01-01

    The fifth spectrum of bromine (Br V) has been studied in the 200–2400 Å wavelength region. The spectrum was photographed on a 3-m normal incidence vacuum spectrograph at the St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish (Canada) and 6.65-m grazing incidence spectrograph at the Zeeman laboratory (Amsterdam). The light sources used were a triggered spark and sliding spark. The ground configuration of Br V is 4s 2 4p. The excited configurations 4s4p 2 +4s 2 (4d+5d+5s+6s+7s+5g+6g)+4s4p(5p+4f)+4p 2 4d in the even parity system and the 4p 3 +4s 2 (5p+6p+7p+4f)+4s4p4d+4s4p5s configurations in the odd parity system have been studied. Relativistic Hartree–Fock (HFR) and least squares fitted (LSF) parametric calculations have been used to interpret the observed spectrum. 99 levels of Br V have now been established, 43 being new. Among 394 classified spectral lines, 181 are newly classified. The level 4s 2 7s 2 S 1/2 is revised. We estimate the accuracy of our measured wavelengths for sharp and unblended lines to be±0.005 Å. The ionization limit is determined as 479,657±200 cm −1 (59.470±0.025 eV). - Highlights: • The spectrum of Br was recorded on a 3-m spectrograph with triggered spark source. • Atomic transitions for Br V were identified to established new energy levels. • CI calculations with relativistic corrections were made for theoretical predictions. • Weighted oscillator strength (gf) and transition probabilities (gA) were calculated. • Ionization potential of Br V was determined experimentally

  3. Das citações (indiretas na discursividade do voto de Carlos Ayres Britto acerca da união homoafetiva: efeitos de sentido possíveis

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, trazemos o acontecimento que o voto do ministro relator Carlos Ayres Britto funda pela sua enunciação, no Supremo Tribunal Federal, referente à recente (2011 questão da união homoafetiva no Brasil, tendo como corpus de análise as citações (indiretas extraídas de afirmações de personalidades célebres (Platão, Max Scheler, Descartes, Fernando Pessoa, Nietzsche, Hegel, Jung, Caetano Veloso, Rui Barbosa, Spinoza, Sartre e Chico Xavier, postas em jogo na materialidade linguística. Discutimos os efeitos de sentido possíveis delas decorrentes, mediante a perspectiva da Análise do Discurso de orientação francesa, tendo em conta os aspectos relevantes das condições de produção do discurso, sem deixarmos de aventar os efeitos de articulação entre citações e enunciados que as circunscrevem no voto, paralelismos etc. Lançaremos, ainda, breve olhar sobre o ethos do sujeito do discurso, a partir dos efeitos de sentido das citações. Dentre outras avaliações e reflexões, concluiremos que o discurso tem como argumento maior o amor, confrontando uma FD (Formação Discursiva prototípica do judiciário, inclusive nas menções a interdiscursos religiosos. Para nosso exercício analítico, contamos especialmente com Possenti (2009, 2002, Eni Orlandi (2009, 2006, Foucault (2010, 2009, Maingueneau (1997 e Pêcheux (2009, para que constituam nosso aporte teórico.

  4. Environmental analysis of endocrine disrupting effects from hydrocarbon contaminants in the ecosystem. 1998 annual progress report

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    McLachlan, J.

    1998-01-01

    'The objective of this project is to determine how environmental contaminants, namely hydrocarbons, can act as hormones or anti-hormones (i.e., environmental hormones) in different species present in aquatic ecosystems. Species of particular focus are those which can serve as sentinel species (e.g., amphibians) and, thus, provide early warning signals for more widespread impacts on an ecosystem and its wildlife and human inhabitants. This reports the progress of 1.5 years of a three-year grant awarded to the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR). A growing body of evidence suggests that chemicals in the environment can disrupt the endocrine system of animals (i.e., wildlife and humans) and adversely impact the development of these species. Because of the multitude of known endocrine-disrupting chemicals and the numerous industrial and government sectors producing these chemicals, almost every federal agency has initiated research on the endocrine effects of chemicals relevant to their operations. This study represents the Department of Energy (DOE) Basic Energy Sciences'' only research on the impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The activities employed by this project to determine these impacts include development of biotechnology screens (in vitro), animal screens (in vivo), and other analyses of aquatic ecosystem biomarkers of exposure. The results from this study can elucidate how chemicals in the environment, including those from DOE activities, can signal (and alter) the development of a number of species in aquatic ecosystems. These signals can have detrimental impacts not only on an organismal level, but also on community, population, and entire ecosystem levels, including humans.'

  5. Student attitude towards communication skills learning in a Caribbean medical school.

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    Shankar, Pr; Dubey, Ak; Balasubramanium, R; Dwivedi, Nr

    2013-01-01

    Medical student attitudes towards communication skills are important for curriculum planners and teachers. Xavier University School of Medicine (XUSOM) is a private medical school admitting students mainly from the United States and Canada. Attitude of students towards communication skills has not been previously studied in the institution. Hence the present study was carried out. The study was carried out among the first, second, third and fourth semester undergraduate medical (MD) students at XUSOM, Aruba during July 2013 using the communication skills attitude scale (CSAS). Respondents' age, gender, nationality, occupation of parents, place of residence of family, semester of study were noted. The positive and negative attitude scale scores were calculated and compared among different subgroups of respondents (pcommunication skills. The mean positive attitude scale (PAS) score was 47.65 (maximum being 65) and the mean negative attitude scale (NAS) score was 31.06 (maximum 65). PAS score was significantly higher among respondents whose fathers were not in health related professions. NAS scores were significantly lower among the third and fourth semester respondents. Students overall had a positive attitude towards communication skills but negative attitudes were also noted Based on results of the study and a review of literature we are planning to start communication skills learning in the institution right from the first semester and students will be provided opportunities for supervised practice during early clinical exposure, hospital observership and with standardised patients. The medical humanities module will be expanded and communication skills learning will continue during the clinical years with higher order skills being taught.

  6. De olho no bruxo: o cinema brasileiro e a obra de Machado de Assis

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    Eugênio Vinci de Moraes

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    Full Text Available RESUMOEste artigo apresenta um projeto emestágio inicial de pesquisa sobre as versões cinematográficas baseadas na obrade Machado de Assis. Há cerca de 30 filmes produzidos no Brasil, desde 1939 atéhoje, que partem dos contos e dos romances do escritor fluminense.  O objetivo deste trabalho é identificar,investigar e analisar as contribuições, as modalizações e as recriações que ocinema nacional realizou da obra de Machado de Assis no período anteriormente mcitado, por meio da análise estrutural e contextual. Para isso, será feito umlevantamento inicial dessas obras, uma catalogação de todos elementos queconcernem à produção do filme, para em seguida analisarem-se as leituras que osdiretores fizeram da obra de Machado. Aqui serão discutidas as premissas quefundamentarão essas análises. Entre elas, as ideias de adaptação, fidelidade eleitura e outras. As análises serão feitas com base em categorias narrativas,discutidas a partir de obras de Ismail Xavier, Robert Stam, Juracy A. Saraiva,entre outros.Palavras-chave: Machado de Assis. Cinema brasileiro. Narrativa. Adaptação. ABSTRACT This article presents a project in its early stage of research on thecinematographic versions based on the work of Machado de Assis. There have beenapproximately 30 films produced in Brazil since 1939 until today, based on thetales and novels written by the author. The objective of this work is toidentify, investigate and analyze the contributions, the modalizations and therecreations that the Brazilian cinema has done in relation to the work ofMachado de Assis in the period previously cited, by means of structural andcontextual analysis. For this reason, it will be made an initial survey ofthese works, a cataloguing of all elements concerning the film production.Then, it will be examined the interpretation by the film directors on the workof Machado de Assis. In this paper, the assumptions that sustain these analyzeswill be discussed

  7. Production and spectroscopy of ultracold YbRb{sup *} molecules

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    Nemitz, Nils

    2008-11-15

    This thesis describes the formation of electronically excited but translationally cold molecules formed from rubidium atoms and two isotopes of ytterbium ({sup 176}Yb and {sup 174}Yb) by means of photoassociation. The experiments were performed in a combined MOT with 10{sup 9} rubidium atoms and 2.10{sup 6} ytterbium atoms at temperatures of less than 1 mK. Photoassociation lines were found by trap loss spectroscopy throughout a wavelength range of 2 nm near the 795 nm D1 transition in rubidium. The majority of lines belong to two vibrational series in the excited YbRb{sup *} molecule, converging on a system of a ground state ytterbium atom and an excited rubidium atom. The strong variation of line strength between different vibrational lines is explained through the Franck-Condon principle. An improved version of the Leroy-Bernstein equation was used to extract the leading dispersion coefficient of the potential from the vibrational progression. Most of the observed lines show a resolved rotational structure as expected from a basic quantum mechanical model. The series terminates with the third or forth rotational component due to the ground state centrifugal barrier.The measured rotational constants agree very well with calculations based on the C{sub 6} coefficient. The discovery of a splitting of the rotational components into subcomponents indicates an uncommon angular momentum coupling described by Hund's case. Variations in the depth of the subcomponents indicates a similar splitting in the ground state, with the energies of the substates based on the alignment of the rubidium atom's magnetic dipole moment relative to the angular momentum carried by an approaching ytterbium atom. This creates an additional ground state barrier, partially suppressing some of the subcomponents. Using a rate equation model developed for this purpose, a maximum formation rate of 2.5.10{sup 6} molecules per second was calculated over the volume of the entire trap. The

  8. Nailfold Capillaroscopy - Its Role in Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Microvascular Damage in Systemic Sclerosis.

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    Lambova, Sevdalina; Hermann, W; Muller-Ladner, Ulf

    2013-01-01

    In the nailfold area, specific diagnostic microvascular abnormalities are easily recognized via capillaroscopic examination in systemic sclerosis (SSc). They are termed "scleroderma" type capillaroscopic pattern, which includes presence of dilated, giant capillaries, haemorrhages, avascular areas, and neoangiogenic capillaries and are observed in the majority of SSc patients (in more than 90%). LeRoy and Medsger (2001) proposed criteria for early diagnosis of SSc with inclusion of the abnormal capillaroscopic changes and suggested to prediagnose SSc prior to the development of other manifestations of the disease. It is a new era in the diagnosis of SSc. At present, an international multicenter project is performed. It aims validation of criteria for very early diagnosis of SSc (project VEDOSS (Very Early Diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis) and is organized by European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Scleroderma Trials and Reasearch. Very recently the first results of the VEDOSS project were processed and new EULAR/ACR (American College of Rheumatology) classification criteria have been validated and published (2013), in which the characteristic capillaroscopic changes have been included. Our observations confirm the high frequency of the specific capillaroscopic changes of the fingers in SSc, which have been found in 97.2% of the cases from the studied patient population. We have performed for the first time capillaroscopic examinations of the toes in SSc. Interestingly,"scleroderma type" capillaroscopic pattern was also found at the toes in a high proportion of patients - 66.7%, but it is significantly less frequent as compared with fingers (97.2%, p<0.05). In our opinion, the examination of the toes of SSc patients should be considered as it suggests an additional opportunity for evaluation of the microvascular changes in these patients although the observed changes are in a lower proportion of cases. Thus, capillaroscopic examination is a cornerstone for the very

  9. Production and spectroscopy of ultracold YbRb* molecules

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    Nemitz, Nils

    2008-11-01

    This thesis describes the formation of electronically excited but translationally cold molecules formed from rubidium atoms and two isotopes of ytterbium ( 176 Yb and 174 Yb) by means of photoassociation. The experiments were performed in a combined MOT with 10 9 rubidium atoms and 2.10 6 ytterbium atoms at temperatures of less than 1 mK. Photoassociation lines were found by trap loss spectroscopy throughout a wavelength range of 2 nm near the 795 nm D1 transition in rubidium. The majority of lines belong to two vibrational series in the excited YbRb * molecule, converging on a system of a ground state ytterbium atom and an excited rubidium atom. The strong variation of line strength between different vibrational lines is explained through the Franck-Condon principle. An improved version of the Leroy-Bernstein equation was used to extract the leading dispersion coefficient of the potential from the vibrational progression. Most of the observed lines show a resolved rotational structure as expected from a basic quantum mechanical model. The series terminates with the third or forth rotational component due to the ground state centrifugal barrier.The measured rotational constants agree very well with calculations based on the C 6 coefficient. The discovery of a splitting of the rotational components into subcomponents indicates an uncommon angular momentum coupling described by Hund's case. Variations in the depth of the subcomponents indicates a similar splitting in the ground state, with the energies of the substates based on the alignment of the rubidium atom's magnetic dipole moment relative to the angular momentum carried by an approaching ytterbium atom. This creates an additional ground state barrier, partially suppressing some of the subcomponents. Using a rate equation model developed for this purpose, a maximum formation rate of 2.5.10 6 molecules per second was calculated over the volume of the entire trap. The work presented here is an important step on

  10. Comparison of the surface ion density of silica gel evaluated via spectral induced polarization versus acid-base titration

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    Hao, Na; Moysey, Stephen M. J.; Powell, Brian A.; Ntarlagiannis, Dimitrios

    2016-12-01

    Surface complexation models are widely used with batch adsorption experiments to characterize and predict surface geochemical processes in porous media. In contrast, the spectral induced polarization (SIP) method has recently been used to non-invasively monitor in situ subsurface chemical reactions in porous media, such as ion adsorption processes on mineral surfaces. Here we compare these tools for investigating surface site density changes during pH-dependent sodium adsorption on a silica gel. Continuous SIP measurements were conducted using a lab scale column packed with silica gel. A constant inflow of 0.05 M NaCl solution was introduced to the column while the influent pH was changed from 7.0 to 10.0 over the course of the experiment. The SIP measurements indicate that the pH change caused a 38.49 ± 0.30 μS cm- 1 increase in the imaginary conductivity of the silica gel. This increase is thought to result from deprotonation of silanol groups on the silica gel surface caused by the rise in pH, followed by sorption of Na+ cations. Fitting the SIP data using the mechanistic model of Leroy et al. (Leroyet al., 2008), which is based on the triple layer model of a mineral surface, we estimated an increase in the silica gel surface site density of 26.9 × 1016 sites m- 2. We independently used a potentiometric acid-base titration data for the silica gel to calibrate the triple layer model using the software FITEQL and observed a total increase in the surface site density for sodium sorption of 11.2 × 1016 sites m- 2, which is approximately 2.4 times smaller than the value estimated using the SIP model. By simulating the SIP response based on the calibrated surface complexation model, we found a moderate association between the measured and estimated imaginary conductivity (R2 = 0.65). These results suggest that the surface complexation model used here does not capture all mechanisms contributing to polarization of the silica gel captured by the SIP data.

  11. Physiotherapists' perceived motivators and barriers for organizing physical activity for older long-term care facility residents.

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    Baert, Veerle; Gorus, Ellen; Guldemont, Nele; De Coster, Sofie; Bautmans, Ivan

    2015-05-01

    Information regarding factors that hinder or stimulate older adults in long-term care facilities (LTCF) for being physically active is available in the literature, but much less is known regarding perceived motivators and barriers among physiotherapists (PTs) to organize physical activity (PA) in LTCF. The main purpose of this study was to examine factors influencing PTs to organize PA in LTCF for older adults. A secondary goal was to examine the PTs' knowledge about and their barriers at the PA guidelines for older adults of the World Health Organization (WHO). A mixed qualitative and quantitative study was carried out using semistructured interviews (n = 24) followed by an online survey (n = 254). As a frame the social-ecological model (McLeroy) was used, distinguishing factors at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and community level. In the qualitative component the PTs reported 41 motivators and 35 barriers for organizing PA in LTCF. The survey revealed that although the majority of the respondents (71%) are convinced of the usefulness of PA in LTCF, 84% are not familiar with the WHO-guidelines. Seventy-five percent of the respondents believe that the WHO-guidelines are not feasible for LTCF-residents. The strongest motivators on the intrapersonal level were maintaining the independence of the residents (98%), reducing the risk of falling (98%), and improving the physical (93%) and psychological (90%) wellbeing of LTCF-residents. The social interaction among LTCF-residents (91%) during PA was the strongest motivator on the interpersonal level. Motivators on the community level are the belief that PA is the basis of their physiotherapeutic work (89%) and that offering varied activities avoids PA becoming monotonous (71%). Barriers on the intra- and interpersonal level were of less influence. On the community level, they felt hindered to organize PA because of lack of time (38%) and the overload of paperwork (33%). This study described different motivators

  12. Equilibrium star formation in a constant Q disc: model optimization and initial tests

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    Zheng, Zheng; Meurer, Gerhardt R.; Heckman, Timothy M.; Thilker, David A.; Zwaan, Martin A.

    2013-10-01

    We develop a model for the distribution of the interstellar medium (ISM) and star formation in galaxies based on recent studies that indicate that galactic discs stabilize to a constant stability parameter, which we combine with prescriptions of how the phases of the ISM are determined and for the star formation law (SFL). The model predicts the gas surface mass density and star formation intensity of a galaxy given its rotation curve, stellar surface mass density and the gas velocity dispersion. This model is tested on radial profiles of neutral and molecular ISM surface mass density and star formation intensity of 12 galaxies selected from the H I Nearby Galaxy Survey sample. Our tests focus on intermediate radii (0.3 to 1 times the optical radius) because there are insufficient data to test the outer discs and the fits are less accurate in detail in the centre. Nevertheless, the model produces reasonable agreement with the ISM mass and star formation rate integrated over the central region in all but one case. To optimize the model, we evaluate four recipes for the stability parameter, three recipes for apportioning the ISM into molecular and neutral components, and eight versions of the SFL. We find no clear-cut best prescription for the two-fluid (gas and stars) stability parameter Q2f and therefore for simplicity, we use the Wang and Silk approximation (QWS). We found that an empirical scaling between the molecular-to-neutral ISM ratio (Rmol) and the stellar surface mass density proposed by Leroy et al. works marginally better than the other two prescriptions for this ratio in predicting the ISM profiles, and noticeably better in predicting the star formation intensity from the ISM profiles produced by our model with the SFLs we tested. Thus, in the context of our modelled ISM profiles, the linear molecular SFL and the two-component SFL work better than the other prescriptions we tested. We incorporate these relations into our `constant Q disc' model.

  13. Pressure solution creep of random packs of spheres

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    Bernabé, Y.; Evans, B.

    2014-05-01

    We performed numerical calculations of compaction in aggregates of spherical grains, using Lehner and Leroy's (2004, hereinafter LL) constitutive model of pressure solution at grain contacts. That model is founded on a local definition of the thermodynamic driving force and leads to a fully coupled formulation of elastic deformation, dissolution, and diffusive transport along the grain boundaries. The initial geometry of the aggregate was generated by random packing of spheres with a small standard deviation of the diameters. During the simulations, isostatic loading was applied. The elastic displacements at the contacts were calculated according to Digby's (1981) nonlinear contact force model, and deformation by dissolution was evaluated using the LL formulation. The aggregate strain and porosity were tracked as a function of time for fixed temperature, applied effective pressure, and grain size. We also monitored values of the average and standard deviation of total load at each contact, the coordination number for packing, and the statistics of the contact dimensions. Because the simulations explicitly exclude processes such as fracturing, plastic flow, and transport owing to surface curvature, they can be used to test the influence of relative changes in the kinetics of dissolution and diffusion processes caused by contact growth and packing rearrangements. We found that the simulated strain data could be empirically fitted by two successive power laws of the form, ɛx ∝ tξ, where ξ was equal to 1 at very early times, but dropped to as low as 0.3 at longer times. The apparent sensitivity of strain rate to stress found in the simulations was much lower than predicted from constitutive laws that assume a single dominant process driven by average macroscopic loads. Likewise, the apparent activation enthalpy obtained from the simulated data was intermediate between that assumed for dissolution and diffusion, and, further, tended to decrease with time. These

  14. Astronomers Find World with Thick, Inhospitable Atmosphere and an Icy Heart

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    planets, they found that the observed radius exceeds the models' predictions: there is something more than the planet's solid surface blocking the star's light - a surrounding atmosphere, 200 km thick. "This atmosphere is much thicker than that of the Earth, so the high pressure and absence of light would rule out life as we know it," says Charbonneau, "but these conditions are still very interesting, as they could allow for some complex chemistry to take place." "Because the planet is too hot to have kept an atmosphere for long, GJ1214b represents the first opportunity to study a newly formed atmosphere enshrouding a world orbiting another star," adds team member Xavier Bonfils. "Because the planet is so close to us, it will be possible to study its atmosphere even with current facilities." The planet was first discovered as a transiting object within the MEarth project, which follows about 2000 low-mass stars to look for transits by exoplanets [4]. To confirm the planetary nature of GJ1214b and to obtain its mass (using the so-called Doppler method), the astronomers needed the full precision of the HARPS spectrograph, attached to ESO's 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla. An instrument with unrivalled stability and great precision, HARPS is the world's most successful hunter for small exoplanets. "This is the second super-Earth exoplanet for which the mass and radius could be obtained, allowing us to determine the density and to infer the inner structure," adds co-author Stephane Udry. "In both cases, data from HARPS was essential to characterise the planet." "The differences in composition between these two planets are relevant to the quest for habitable worlds," concludes Charbonneau. If super-Earth planets in general are surrounded by an atmosphere similar to that of GJ1214b, they may well be inhospitable to the development of life as we know it on our own planet. Notes [1] A super-Earth is defined as a planet between one and ten times the mass of the Earth. An exoplanet

  15. Joint Varenna-Lausanne International Workshop on the Theory of Fusion Plasmas 2016

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    the present cluster prove once more that the Varenna-Lausanne meeting has a special place among the conferences on magnetic fusion energy. It is certainly an excellent forum for exchanging ideas on theory and modelling, and for advertising the best results obtained in that field. The present volume of Journal of Physics Conference Series contains 16 outstanding papers - all peer reviewed. Let us mention another set of about 20 papers to appear in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. We hope the reader will appreciate this special issue and that it will be a source of inspiration for him. Xavier Garbet, Olivier Sauter November, 8 2016 http://varenna-lausanne.epfl.ch (paper)

  16. Long-term safety and efficacy of etanercept in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis

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    Senabre-Gallego JM

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available José Miguel Senabre-Gallego,1 Carlos Santos-Ramirez,2 Gregorio Santos-Soler,1 Esteban Salas-Heredia,1 Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo,3 Xavier Barber,4 José Rosas1 On behalf of the AIRE-MB group 1Rheumatology, Hospital Marina Baixa, Villajoyosa, 2Rheumatology, Hospital Marina Salud, Denia, 3INGENIO (Instituto de Gestión de la Inovación y del Conocimiento (CSIC [Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas]-UPV [Universidad Politécnica de Valencia], Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, 4CIO (Centro de Investigación Operativa-UMH (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Universidad Miguel Henández, Elche, Spain Abstract: To date, anti-tumor necrosis factor alfa (anti-TNF-α therapy is the only alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. Etanercept is a soluble TNF receptor, with a mode of action and pharmacokinetics different to those of antibodies and distinctive efficacy and safety. Etanercept has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, with or without radiographic sacroiliitis, and other manifestations of the disease, including peripheral arthritis, enthesitis, and psoriasis. Etanercept is not efficacious in inflammatory bowel disease, and its efficacy in the treatment of uveitis appears to be lower than that of other anti-TNF drugs. Studies of etanercept confirmed regression of bone edema on magnetic resonance imaging of the spine and sacroiliac joint, but failed to reduce radiographic progression, as do the other anti-TNF drugs. It seems that a proportion of patients remain in disease remission when the etanercept dose is reduced or administration intervals are extended. Etanercept is generally well tolerated with an acceptable safety profile in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. The most common adverse effect of etanercept treatment is injection site reactions, which are generally self-limiting. Reactivation of tuberculosis, reactivation of

  17. PREFACE: PASREG 2003: International Workshop on Processing and Applications of Superconducting (RE)BCO Large Grain Materials

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    Murakami, Masato; Cardwell, David; Salama, Kamel; Krabbes, Gernot; Habisreuther, Tobias; Gawalek, Wolfgang

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    Physikalische Hochtechnologie, Jena, for being generous hosts during the workshop. The International PASREG Board selected the following distinguished researchers as recipients of the 2003 PASREG Award for Excellence to acknowledge their contribution to the development of bulk high-temperature superconductors: Masato Murakami, ISTEC Tokyo; Günter Fuchs, IFW Dresden; Uichiro Mitzutani, Nagoya University; Bernhard Oswald, OSWALD Electric Motors Co. Miltenberg; Anna E Carillo, Teresa Puig and Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Barcelona.

  18. Is adherence a relevant issue in the self-management education of diabetes? A mixed narrative review

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    Full Text Available Xavier Debussche Endocrinology, Diabetology and Nutrition, CHU Félix Guyon, Saint-Denis, Réunion, France Abstract: While therapeutic patient education is now recognized as essential for optimizing the control of chronic diseases and patient well-being, adherence to treatment and medical recommendations is still a matter of debate. In type 2 diabetes, the nonadherence to therapy, estimated at more than 40%, is perceived as a barrier for improving the prognosis despite recent therapeutic advances. Interventional studies have barely begun to demonstrate the effectiveness of technical and behavioral actions. The aim of this review is to question the concept of adherence in terms of therapeutic education based on quantitative and qualitative data. The research on therapeutic education has shown the effectiveness of structured actions in type 2 diabetes, but adherence is rarely an end point in randomized trials. A positive but inconsistent or moderate effect of education actions on adherence has been shown in heterogeneous studies of varying quality. Program types, outlines, theoretical bases, and curricula to set up for action effectiveness are still being discussed. Qualitative studies, including sociological studies, provide a useful and constructive focus on this perspective. Adherence is a soft and flexible tool available to the patient in his/her singular chronic disease trajectory, and as such, integrates into individual therapeutic strategies, including socio-cultural interactions, beyond the medical explanation of the disease and the patient. Four key elements for the development of structured therapeutic education are discussed: 1 the access to health literacy, 2 the contextualization of education activities, 3 the long-term chronic dimension of self-management, and 4 the organizational aspects of health and care. Rather than focusing the objective on behavioral changes, structured therapeutic education actions should attempt to provide

  19. Violência Escolar e Horta Comunitária: A Educação Ambiental Enquanto Agente de Socialização

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    Juliana Munaretti de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available A escola constitui-se em um espaço de intenso convívio social, pois sua própria condição socializadora envolve os indivíduos que nela participam em uma situação que inviabiliza o isolamento, muito embora, freqüentemente, faça dela o palco de comportamentos conflitantes, levando às relações violentas. Se a socialização é constituída ao indivíduo pelo convívio familiar e pela sociedade, podemos nos questionar se o indivíduo pertencente a uma família ou grupo que não lhe oferecem meios de discernir o que é correto à sociedade, encontrará, em sua experiência de vida, questões e situações conflitantes e violentas? Esta pesquisa partiu de uma experiência ocorrida entre alunos do ensino médio de uma escola estadual, do bairro Vila Xavier, na cidade de Araraquara – SP e seus professores. Foi aplicado um questionário para entender os problemas relacionados ao comportamento destes alunos, que são conflitantes com normas e padrões sociais. Pudemos perceber que ocorriam mudanças de seus comportamentos quando entravam em cena fatos ou situações envolvendo alimentação: a valorização do espaço do refeitório e o respeito às merendeiras deram-nos elementos para criar uma horta comunitária que criaria motivações com influências possíveis no espaço familiar e social. Com a criação da horta comunitária, além de completar a alimentação familiar dos alunos em suas casas, implicou na socialização desses alunos, na possibilidade de um novo ofício e na geração de valor à cidadania.

  20. Acute metabolic response to fasted and postprandial exercise

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Filipe Dinato de Lima,1,2 Ana Luiza Matias Correia,1 Denilson da Silva Teixeira,2 Domingos Vasco da Silva Neto,2 Ítalo Sávio Gonçalves Fernandes,2 Mário Boratto Xavier Viana,2 Mateus Petitto,2 Rodney Antônio da Silva Sampaio,2 Sandro Nobre Chaves,2 Simone Teixeira Alves,2 Renata Aparecida Elias Dantas,2 Márcio Rabelo Mota2 1University of Brasília, Brasília, DF, Brazil; 2Universitary Center of Brasília (UniCEUB, Brasília, DF, BrazilAbstract: The aim of this study was to analyze the acute metabolic response to exercise in fasting and postprandial. For this, ten individuals were submitted to an incremental treadmill test, with an initial speed of 5 and 1 km/h increments every minute, with no inclination, and a body composition assessment. After this 1st day, all volunteers were submitted to two experimental procedures (fasting and postprandial, with an aerobic exercise performed for 36 minutes at 65% of maximal oxygen consumption. At postprandial procedure, all subjects ingested a breakfast containing 59.3 g of carbohydrate (76.73%, 9.97 g of protein (12.90%, 8.01 g of lipids (10.37%, with a total energy intake of 349.17 kcal. An analysis of plasma concentration of triglycerides, lactate, and glucose was performed in two stages: before and after exercise. The Shapiro–Wilk test was used to verify the normality of the data. For analysis of glucose concentration, plasma lactate, and triglycerides, we used a repeated measures analysis of variance factorial 2×2, with Bonferroni multiple comparison test. The significance level of P<0.05 was adopted. The results indicated a maintenance level of glucose at fasting and a decrease in glucose concentration at postprandial exercise. Both conditions increase plasma lactate. Triglycerides also increased in the two experimental conditions; however, after exercise fasting, the increase was significantly higher than in the postprandial exercise. These data suggest that both exercises could increase

  1. Student perception about working in rural United States/Canada after graduation: a study in an offshore Caribbean medical school [v1; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.es/4vz

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    P Ravi Shankar

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Rural residents of the United States (US and Canada face problems in accessing healthcare. International medical graduates (IMGs play an important role in delivering rural healthcare. IMGs from Caribbean medical schools have the highest proportion of physicians in primary care.  Xavier University School of Medicines admits students from the US, Canada and other countries to the undergraduate medical (MD course and also offers a premedical program. The present study was conducted to obtain student perception about working in rural US/Canada after graduation.   Methods: The study was conducted among premedical and preclinical undergraduate medical (MD students during October 2014. The questionnaire used was modified from a previous study. Semester of study, gender, nationality, place of residence and occupation of parents were noted. Information about whether students plan to work in rural US/Canada after graduation, possible reasons why doctors are reluctant to work in rural areas, how the government can encourage rural practice, possible problems respondents anticipate while working in rural areas were among the topics studied. Results: Ninety nine of the 108 students (91.7% participated. Forty respondents were in favor of working in rural US/Canada after graduation. Respondents mentioned good housing, regular electricity, water supply, telecommunication facilities, and schools for education of children as important conditions to be fulfilled. The government should provide higher salaries to rural doctors, help with loan repayment, and provide opportunities for professional growth.  Potential problems mentioned were difficulty in being accepted by the rural community, problems in convincing patients to follow medical advice, lack of exposure to rural life among the respondents, and cultural issues. Conclusions: About 40% of respondents would consider working in rural US/Canada. Conditions required to be fulfilled have been

  2. Electromagnetic methods for rapidly characterizing porosity distributions in the upper part of the Biscayne aquifer, southern Florida

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    Mount, G. J.; Comas, X.; Cunningham, K. J.

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    Gregory J. Mount1, Xavier Comas1, and Kevin J. Cunningham2 1Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 2U.S. Geological Survey, 3110 SW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315 Although conventional hydrological techniques of aquifer characterization, which rely on data obtained from boreholes and wells can provide very valuable direct information about porosity, storativity and transmissivity, they are invasive and can often become time consuming and relatively expensive. Near-surface electromagnetic techniques, such as ground penetrating radar (GPR), provide indirect measurements of aquifer properties that complement traditional point measurements and provide a laterally continuous subsurface image in an efficient and cost effective manner with a minimal impact on the environment. We investigated the carbonate rocks of the uppermost part (3-5 meters) of the Biscayne aquifer in Everglades National Park to better understand the distribution of karst features that can create concentrated flow of groundwater, nutrients, and contaminants. As the Biscayne aquifer is the primary source of drinking water for millions of people in southern Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, knowledge about these features could create a more complete understanding of a critical natural resource. These macroporous elements contribute to the overall storage, permeability, and transmissivity of the aquifer and for that reason, delineation of their distribution and areal extent should aid in the development of more accurate groundwater flow models. The macroporous elements create numerous hyperbolic diffractions in GPR common offset profiles, and these diffractions are used directly used to estimate two-dimensional (2D) models of electromagnetic (EM) wave velocity in the subsurface. Such models are further contrasted with one-dimensional (1D) velocity models using GPR common mid-point surveys at selected locations. In order to estimate

  3. A novel nanobody specific for respiratory surfactant protein A has potential for lung targeting

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    Full Text Available Shan-Mei Wang,1,* Xian He,2,* Nan Li,1,* Feng Yu,3 Yang Hu,1 Liu-Sheng Wang,1 Peng Zhang,4 Yu-Kui Du,1 Shan-Shan Du,1 Zhao-Fang Yin,1 Ya-Ru Wei,1 Xavier Mulet,5 Greg Coia,6 Dong Weng,1 Jian-Hua He,3 Min Wu,7 Hui-Ping Li1 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, School of Medicine, Tongji University, Shanghai, 2School of Medicine, Suzhou University, SuZhou, 3Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4Department of Chest Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, School of Medicine, Tongji University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; 5CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Materials Science and Engineering, Clayton, 6CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; 7Department of Basic Sciences, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Lung-targeting drugs are thought to be potential therapies of refractory lung diseases by maximizing local drug concentrations in the lung to avoid systemic circulation. However, a major limitation in developing lung-targeted drugs is the acquirement of lung-specific ligands. Pulmonary surfactant protein A (SPA is predominantly synthesized by type II alveolar epithelial cells, and may serve as a potential lung-targeting ligand. Here, we generated recombinant rat pulmonary SPA (rSPA as an antigen and immunized an alpaca to produce two nanobodies (the smallest naturally occurring antibodies specific for rSPA, designated Nb6 and Nb17. To assess these nanobodies’ potential for lung targeting, we evaluated their specificity to lung tissue and toxicity in mice. Using immunohistochemistry, we demonstrated that these anti-rSPA nanobodies selectively bound to rat lungs with high affinity. Furthermore, we intravenously injected fluorescein isothiocyanate-Nb17 in nude mice and observed its preferential accumulation in the lung to other tissues, suggesting high

  4. Protective effect of soybean oil- or fish oil-rich diets on allergic airway inflammation

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    Navarro-Xavier RA

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    Full Text Available Roberta Araujo Navarro-Xavier,1 Karina Vieira de Barros,1 Iracema Senna de Andrade,1 Zaira Palomino,2 Dulce Elena Casarini,2 Vera Lucia Flor Silveira3 1Departamento de Fisiologia, 2Departamento de Medicina, 3Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Diadema, São Paulo, Brazil Background: The increased prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in westernized societies has been associated with increased intake of diets rich in n-6 fatty acids (FAs and poor in n-3 FAs. This study aimed to analyze the prophylactic effects of treatment with a soybean oil-rich diet (rich in n-6 or fish oil (rich in n-3 in an allergic airway inflammation model on lung inflammation score, leukocyte migration, T-helper cell (Th-2 (interleukin [IL]-4, IL-5 and Th1 (interferon [IFN]-γ, tumor necrosis factor-α cytokines, lipoxin A4, nitric oxide, bradykinin, and corticosterone levels in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL or lungs. Methods: Male Wistar rats fed with soybean oil- or fish oil-rich diet or standard rat chow were sensitized twice with ovalbumin–alumen and challenged twice with ovalbumin aerosol. The BAL and lungs were examined 24 hours later. Results: Both diets, rich in n-6 or n-3 FAs, impaired the allergic lung inflammation and reduced leukocyte migration, eosinophil and neutrophil percentages, and IL-4/IL-5/bradykinin levels in BAL and/or lungs, as well as increased the nitric oxide levels in BAL. The soybean oil-rich diet additionally increased the levels of lipoxin A4 and corticosterone in the lungs. Conclusion: Data presented demonstrated that the n-6 FA-rich diet had protective effect upon allergic airway inflammation and was as anti-inflammatory as the n-3 FA-rich diet, although through different mechanisms, suggesting that both diets could be considered as complementary therapy or a prophylactic alternative for allergic airway inflammation. Keywords: asthma, nitric oxide, n-6 fatty acids, n-3 fatty acids, cytokines

  5. Books and Other Resources for Education about the August 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse

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    Pasachoff, Jay M.; Fraknoi, Andrew; Kentrianakis, Michael

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    As part of our work to reach and educate the 300+ million Americans of all ages about observing the August 21 solar eclipse, especially by being outdoors in the path of totality but also for those who will see only partial phases, we have compiled annotated lists of books, pamphlets, travel guides, websites, and other information useful for teachers, students, and the general public and made them available on the web, at conferences, and through webinars. Our list includes new eclipse books by David Barron, Anthony Aveni, Frank Close, Tyler Nordgren, John Dvorak, Michael Bakich, and others. We list websites accessible to the general public including those of the International Astronomical Union Working Group on Eclipses (http://eclipses.info, which has links to all the sites listed below); the AAS Eclipse 2017 Task Force (http://eclipse2017.aas.org); NASA Heliophysics (http://eclipse.nasa.gov); Fred Espenak (the updated successor to his authoritative "NASA website": http://EclipseWise.com); Michael Zeiler (http://GreatAmericanEclipse.com); Xavier Jubier (http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/); Jay Anderson (meteorology: http://eclipsophile.com); NASA's Eyes (http://eyes.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse.html and its related app); the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (http://www.astrosociety.org/eclipse); Dan McGlaun (http://eclipse2017.org/); Bill Kramer (http://eclipse-chasers.com). Specialized guides include Dennis Schatz and Andrew Fraknoi's Solar Science for teachers (from the National Science Teachers Association:http://www.nsta.org/publications/press/extras/files/solarscience/SolarScienceInsert.pdf), and a printing with expanded eclipse coverage of Jay Pasachoff's, Peterson Field Guide to the Stars and Planets (14th printing of the fourth edition, 2016: http://solarcorona.com).A version of our joint list is to be published in the July issue of the American Journal of Physics as a Resource Letter on Eclipses, adding to JMP's 2010, "Resource Letter SP

  6. Radiation protection of workers in radiological emergency situation. Proceedings of the technical day

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    Rannou, Alain; Gosset, Eric; Lahaye, Thierry; Foucher, Laurent; Couasnon, Olivier; Bouchery, Pascal; Gaillard-Lecanu, Emmanuelle; Pectorin, Xavier; Fusil, Laurence; Boudergui, Karim; Adhemar, Bruno; Devin, Patrick; Mace, Jean-Reynald; Chevallier, Michel; Leautaud, Jean-Marc; LANCE, Benoit

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    Following the Fukushima-Daichi accident, several actions have been taken in France from the lessons learnt from the accident: the elaboration of a national plan for the management of a major nuclear or radiological accident, and the safety complementary evaluations to be carried out by nuclear operators. As a complement to the measures to be implemented for the protection of the overall population in emergency radiological situation, the protection of workers mobilized for the management of the crisis has also to be taken into account in the framework of these measures. The French Society of Radiation Protection (SFRP) has organized a technical day to take stock of this question. The program comprises 4 topical sessions dealing with: the main actions taken at the national scale after the Fukushima-Daichi accident, the strategies and intervention means of nuclear operators in case of radiological emergency, the radiation protection R and D for the protection of intervenors in case of radiological emergency, and the main actions implemented at the international scale and their perspectives. This document brings together the abstracts and the presentations (slides) of the different talks given at the meeting: 1 - Health status and lessons learnt from the Fukushima accident - workers (Alain RANNOU, IRSN); 2 - National response plan to a major nuclear or radiologic accident (Eric GOSSET, SGDSN); 3 - Legal framework applicable to intervenors (Thierry LAHAYE, DGT); 4 - Prescriptions linked with complementary safety and liability studies (Laurent FOUCHER, ASN); 5 - EDF: radiological risk management in emergency situation (Pascal BOUCHERY, EDF); 6 - CEA: intervention strategy, means and radiation protection (Xavier PECTORIN, Laurence FUSIL - CEA); 7 - AREVA: FINA's Intervention and workers' radiation protection (Bruno ADHEMAR, Patrick DEVIN - AREVA); 8 - Intervention in radiological emergency situation: the INTRA (Robots intervention on accidents) economic

  7. Phentermine and topiramate for the management of obesity: a review

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    Full Text Available Gina Cosentino,1 Ariane O Conrad,2 Gabriel I Uwaifo1 1Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA; 2Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy, New Orleans, LA, USA Abstract: Obesity is now a major public health concern worldwide with increasing prevalence and a growing list of comorbidities and complications. The morbidity, mortality and reduced productivity associated with obesity and its complications result in a major burden to health care costs. Obesity is a complex chronic medical syndrome often with multiple different etiologic factors in individual patients. The long term successful management of obesity remains particularly challenging and invariably requires a multifaceted approach including lifestyle and behavioral modification, increased physical activity, and adjunctive pharmacotherapy. Bariatric surgery remains a last resort though at present it has the best results for achieving sustained robust weight loss. Obesity pharmacotherapy has been very limited in its role for long term obesity management because of the past history of several failed agents as well as the fact that presently available agents are few, and generally utilized as monotherapy. The recent FDA approval of the fixed drug combination of phentermine and extended release topiramate (topiramate-ER (trade name Qsymia™ marks the first FDA approved combination pharmacotherapeutic agent for obesity since the Phen-Fen combination of the 1990s. This review details the history and clinical trial basis for the use of both phentermine and topiramate in obesity therapeutics as well as the results of clinical trials of their combination for obesity treatment in humans. The initial clinical approval trials offer evidence that this fixed drug combination offers synergistic potential for effective, robust and sustained weight loss with mean weight loss of at least 10

  8. Recensiones

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    Marta Múñiz Pérez

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    Full Text Available RESEÑA 1 de : Burenhult, Göran. Atlas culturales de la humanidad. Madrid : Editorial Debate, 1994. RESEÑA 2 de : Bermúdez, J.M.; Arsuaga, J. L.; Carbonell, E. Evolución Humana en Europa y los Yacimientos de la Sierra de Atapuerca. Valladolid : Publicación de la Junta de Castilla y León, Consejería de Cultura y Turismo, 1995. RESEÑA 3 de : Maroto, Julia. La mandíbula de Banyoles en el context deis fóssiis humans del Pleistocé. Gerona : Centre d'Investigacion Arqueológiques de Girona, 1993. RESEÑA 4 de : Menéndez Fernández, Mario. Los primeros europeos. Madrid : Arco/Libros, S.L., 1966. RESEÑA 5 de : Domínguez Rodrigo, Manuel. El Origen del Comportamiento Humano. Madrid : Ed. Tipo, 1994. RESEÑA 6 de : Moure Romanillo, Alfonso; González Sainz, César. El final del Paleolítico Cantábrico : transformaciones ambientales y culturales durante el Tardiglaciar y comienzos del Holoceno en la Región Cantábrica. Santander : Universidad de Cantabria, 1995. RESEÑA 7 de : Chapa Brünet, T.; Menéndez Fernández, M. Arte Paleolítico, Complutum. Madrid, 1994. RESEÑA 8 de : Terradas Batlle, Xavier. Las estrategias de gestión de ios recursos del Prepirineo cataián en el IX° milenio B.P.: el asentamiento de la Font del Ros (Berga, Barcelona. Treballs d'Arqueología, 3. Bellaterra : Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 1995. RESEÑA 9 de : Hurtado, Víctor. El Calcolítico a debate. Reunión de Calcolítico de la Península Ibérica. Sevilla : Edición Junta de Andalucía. Consejería de Cultura, 1995.

  9. Maternal mortality in rural South Africa: the impact of case definition on levels and trends

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    Garenne M

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Michel Garenne,1–3 Kathleen Kahn,1,4,5 Mark A Collinson,1,4,5 F Xavier Gómez-Olivé,1,5 Stephen Tollman1,4,51MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; 2Institut Pasteur, Epidémiologie des Maladies Emergentes, Paris, France; 3Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMI Résiliences, Centre Ile de France, Bondy, France; 4Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; 5INDEPTH Network, East Legon, Accra, GhanaBackground: Uncertainty in the levels of global maternal mortality reflects data deficiencies, as well as differences in methods and definitions. This study presents levels and trends in maternal mortality in Agincourt, a rural subdistrict of South Africa, under long-term health and sociodemographic surveillance.Methods: All deaths of women aged 15 years–49 years occurring in the study area between 1992 and 2010 were investigated, and causes of death were assessed by verbal autopsy. Two case definitions were used: “obstetrical” (direct causes, defined as deaths caused by conditions listed under O00-O95 in International Classification of Diseases-10; and “pregnancy-related deaths”, defined as any death occurring during the maternal risk period (pregnancy, delivery, 6 weeks postpartum, irrespective of cause.Results: The case definition had a major impact on levels and trends in maternal mortality. The obstetric mortality ratio averaged 185 per 100,000 live births over the period (60 deaths, whereas the pregnancy-related mortality ratio averaged 423 per 100,000 live births (137 deaths. Results from both calculations increased over the period, with a peak around 2006, followed by a decline coincident with the national roll-out of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and antiretroviral treatment programs. Mortality increase from direct causes was

  10. Psychometric properties of the Ruminative Response Scale-short form in a clinical sample of patients with major depressive disorder

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    Full Text Available Nathalie Parola,1,2,* Xavier Yves Zendjidjian,1,3,* Marine Alessandrini,1 Karine Baumstarck,1 Anderson Loundou,1 Guillaume Fond,4,5 Fabrice Berna,4,6 Christophe Lançon,1–3 Pascal Auquier,1 Laurent Boyer1 1Public Health, Chronic Diseases and Quality of Life – Research Unit EA 3279, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, 2Department of Psychiatry, Sainte-Marguerite University Hospital, Marseille, 3Department of Psychiatry, La Conception University Hospital, Marseille, 4Fondation FondaMental, Créteil, 5Department of Psychiatry and Addictology, Henri Mondor University Hospital, INSERM U955, Eq 15 Genetic Psychiatry and Psychopathology, Paris Est-Créteil University, Créteil, 6Department of Psychiatry, INSERM U1114, Fédération de Médecine Translationnelle de Strasbourg, Strasbourg University Hospital, Strasbourg, France *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: The Ruminative Response Scale (RRS-short form is one of the most widely used measures of rumination, comprising ten items and two components: reflection and brooding. The aim of this study was to investigate RRS validity and reliability in a clinical sample of French patients with major depressive disorder (MDD.Subjects and methods: Outpatients with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of MDD were recruited from a public academic hospital in France. Depressive symptoms were evaluated by the Beck Depression Inventory, anxiety by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory – state scale, and quality of life by the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36 questionnaire. Confirmatory factor analyses, item-dimension correlations, Cronbach’s α-coefficients, Rasch statistics, and external validity were tested. Differential item functioning analyses were performed for sex.Results: A total of 109 patients participated. The final reflection–brooding two-factor model of the RRS showed a good fit (root-mean-square error of approximation 0.041, comparative fit index 0.987, standardized root

  11. Digital Clinical Communication for Families and Caregivers of Children or Young People With Short- or Long-Term Conditions: Rapid Review.

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    Armoiry, Xavier; Sturt, Jackie; Phelps, Emma Elizabeth; Walker, Clare-Louise; Court, Rachel; Taggart, Frances; Sutcliffe, Paul; Griffiths, Frances; Atherton, Helen

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    the use of digital clinical communication to improve families' and caregivers' involvement in the health management of children or young people. Further research with appropriate study designs and longer-term outcome measures should be encouraged. PROSPERO CRD42016035467; http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD 42016 035467(Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6vpgZU1FU). ©Xavier Armoiry, Jackie Sturt, Emma Elizabeth Phelps, Clare-Louise Walker, Rachel Court, Frances Taggart, Paul Sutcliffe, Frances Griffiths, Helen Atherton. Originally published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (http://www.jmir.org), 05.01.2018.

  12. Antiretroviral treatment switch strategies for lowering the costs of antiretroviral therapy in subjects with suppressed HIV-1 viremia in Spain

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    Full Text Available Josep M Llibre,1,2 Gloria Cardona,3 José R Santos,2 Angels Andreu,3 Josep O Estrada,4 Jordi Ara,4 Xavier Bonafont,3 Bonaventura Clotet1,21HIV Unit, University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain; 2Lluita contra la SIDA Foundation, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain; 3Hospital Pharmacy, University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain; 4Hospital Management, University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, SpainBackground: The current economic recession in European countries has forced governments to design emergency measures to reduce spending on drugs, including antiretroviral therapy (ART. Switching antiretroviral drugs for others that have the same efficacy and safety profile at a lower cost (cost-reduction measures, CRM could prove to be a valid means of generating savings.Methods: Descriptive study of prospective consensus-based CRM undertaken in 2011 in a Catalonian hospital HIV unit among patients with prolonged plasma HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL.Results: During the study period, we made 673 switches (87.5% more than the previous year, of which 378 (56.2% were CRM (16% of all patients treated, leading to a savings of €87,410/month. Switching tenofovir/emtricitabine for abacavir/lamivudine was the most common CRM (129, 31.3%, followed by simplification to boosted protease inhibitor monotherapy (bPImono, 102, 26%. The CRM that generated the greatest saving were switching to bPImono (38%, withdrawal or replacement of raltegravir (24%, switching tenofovir/emtricitabine for abacavir/lamivudine (13%, and switching to nevirapine (5%. Cost savings with CRM were slightly higher than those achieved with medication paid for by clinical trial sponsors (€80,333/month or through discount arrangements (€76,389/month.Conclusion: Proactively switching antiretroviral therapy in selected treated patients with sustained virological suppression can generate significant cost savings in pharmacy spending in

  13. Revised and extended analysis of Br IV

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    Riyaz, A.; Rahimullah, K.; Tauheed, A.

    2014-01-01

    The spectrum of three-times ionized bromine Br IV has been studied in the 319–2350 Å wavelength region. The spectrum was recorded on a 3-m normal incidence vacuum spectrograph at the St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish (Canada) and 6.65-m grazing incidence spectrograph at the Zeeman laboratory (Amsterdam). The light sources used were a triggered spark and sliding spark, respectively. The ground configuration of Br IV 3d 10 4s 2 4p 2 , the excited configurations 3d 10 4s4p 3 +3d 10 4s 2 4p (4d+5d+6d+5s+6s+7s) in the odd parity system and 3d 10 4s 2 4p (5p+4f+5f)+3d 10 4s4p 2 (4d+5s)+3d 10 4p 4 in the even parity system have been studied. Relativistic Hartree–Fock (HFR) and least squares fitted (LSF) parametric calculations were used to interpret the observed spectrum. 120 Levels of Br IV have now been established, 58 being new. Among 424 spectral lines, 277 are newly classified. The levels 4s4p 35 S 2 , 4s 2 4p4d 3 F 4 and 4p5p ( 3 P 0,1 , 3 D 1,2 , 3 S 1 ) are revised. We estimate the accuracy of our measured wavelength for sharp and unblended lines to be ±0.005 Å. The ionization limit is determined as 385,390±100 cm −1 (47.782±0.012 eV). -- Highlights: • The spectrum of Br was recorded on a 3-m spectrograph with triggered spark source. • Atomic transitions for Br IV were identified to established new energy levels. • CI calculations with relativistic corrections were made for theoretical predictions. • Weighted oscillator strength (gf) and transition probabilities (gA) were calculated. • Ionization potential of Br IV was determined experimentally

  14. PREFACE: Quantum Dot 2010

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    Taylor, Robert A.

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    Zrenner (Paderborn University, Germany) International Programme Committee: Alexander Eychmüller (TU Dresden, Germany) Jonathan Finley (TU Munich, Germany) Dan Gammon (NRL, Washington, USA) Alexander Govorov (Ohio University, USA) Neil Greenham (Cavendish Laboratory, UK) Vladimir Korenev (Ioffe Institute, Russia) Leo Kouwenhoven (TU Delft, Netherlands) Wolfgang Langbein (Cardiff University, UK) Xavier Marie (CNRS Toulouse, France) David Ritchie (Cambridge, UK) Andrew Sachrajda (IMS, Ottawa, Canada) Katerina Soulantica (University of Toulouse, France) Seigo Tarucha (University of Tokyo, Japan) Carlos Tejedor (UAM, Madrid, Spain) Euijoon Yoon (Seoul National University, Korea) Ulrike Woggon (Tu Berlin, Germany) Proceedings edited and compiled by Profesor Robert A Taylor, University of Oxford

  15. Cost and detection rate of glaucoma screening with imaging devices in a primary care center

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    Full Text Available Alfonso Anton,1–4 Monica Fallon,3,5 Francesc Cots,2 María A Sebastian,6 Antonio Morilla-Grasa,4 Sergi Mojal,3 Xavier Castells2 1Medicine School, Universidad Internacional de Cataluña, 2Servei d’Estudies, Parc de Salut Mar, 3Instituto Hospital del Mar de Investigaciones Médicas (IMIM, 4Glaucoma Department, Instituto Catalán de Retina (ICR, 5Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 6Centro de Atención Primaria Larrard, Barcelona, Spain Purpose: To analyze the cost and detection rate of a screening program for detecting glaucoma with imaging devices. Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, a glaucoma screening program was applied in a population-based sample randomly selected from a population of 23,527. Screening targeted the population at risk of glaucoma. Examinations included optic disk tomography (Heidelberg retina tomograph [HRT], nerve fiber analysis, and tonometry. Subjects who met at least 2 of 3 endpoints (HRT outside normal limits, nerve fiber index ≥30, or tonometry ≥21 mmHg were referred for glaucoma consultation. The currently established (“conventional” detection method was evaluated by recording data from primary care and ophthalmic consultations in the same population. The direct costs of screening and conventional detection were calculated by adding the unit costs generated during the diagnostic process. The detection rate of new glaucoma cases was assessed. Results: The screening program evaluated 414 subjects; 32 cases were referred for glaucoma consultation, 7 had glaucoma, and 10 had probable glaucoma. The current detection method assessed 677 glaucoma suspects in the population, of whom 29 were diagnosed with glaucoma or probable glaucoma. Glaucoma screening and the conventional detection method had detection rates of 4.1% and 3.1%, respectively, and the cost per case detected was 1,410 and 1,435€, respectively. The cost of screening 1 million inhabitants would be 5.1 million euros and would allow

  16. PREFACE: Joint Varenna-Lausanne International Workshop 2014

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    22 papers which appear in the present volume of Journal of Physics Conference Series - all peer reviewed. Let us mention another set of 19 papers to appear in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. We hope the reader will enjoy this special issue and will find ideas for new bright achievements. Xavier Garbet, Olivier Sauter October 23, 2014

  17. Sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus as a risk factor for bronchiectasis in COPD

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    Full Text Available Stephanie Everaerts,1,2 Katrien Lagrou,3,4 Adriana Dubbeldam,5 Natalie Lorent,1 Kristina Vermeersch,2 Erna Van Hoeyveld,3 Xavier Bossuyt,3,4 Lieven J Dupont,1,2 Bart M Vanaudenaerde,2 Wim Janssens1,2 1Department of Respiratory Diseases, University Hospitals Leuven, 2Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, KU Leuven, 3Department of Laboratory Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, 4Department of Microbiology and Immunology, KU Leuven, 5Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Background: Bronchiectasis–chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD overlap presents a possible clinical phenotype of COPD, but it is unclear why it develops in a subset of patients. We hypothesized that sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus (A fum is associated with bronchiectasis in COPD and occurs more frequently in vitamin D-deficient patients.Methods: This observational study investigated sensitization to A fum in an outpatient clinical cohort of 300 COPD patients and 50 (ex- smoking controls. Total IgE, A fum-specific IgE against the crude extract and against the recombinant antigens and A fum IgG were measured using ImmunoCAP fluoroenzyme immunoassay. Vitamin D was measured by radioimmunoassay, and computed tomography images of the lungs were scored using the modified Reiff score.Results: Sensitization to A fum occurred in 18% of COPD patients compared to 4% of controls (P=0.0110. In all, 31 COPD patients (10% were sensitized to the crude extract and 24 patients (8% had only IgE against recombinant antigens. A fum IgG levels were significantly higher in the COPD group (P=0.0473. Within COPD, A fum-sensitized patients were more often male (P=0.0293 and more often had bronchiectasis (P=0.0297. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens were more prevalent in historical sputum samples of A fum-sensitized COPD patients compared to A fum-non-sensitized COPD patients (P=0.0436. Vitamin D

  18. Comparison of estimation methods of soil strength in five soils Aplicação de diferentes métodos para estimar a resistência de cinco solos

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    Full Text Available In agriculture, the soil strength is used to describe the susceptibility to deformation by pressure caused by agricultural machine. The purpose of this study was to compare different methods for estimating the inherent soil strength and to identify their suitability for the evaluation of load support capacity, compaction susceptibility and root growth. The physical, chemical, mineralogical and intrinsic strength properties of seven soil samples, collected from five sampling pits at different locations in Brazil, were measured. Four clay (CS and three sandy clay loam (SCL soils were used. The clay soils were collected on a farm in Santo Ângelo, RS (28 º 16 ' 16 '' S; 54 º 13 ' 11 '' W 290 m; A and B horizons at the Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras, MG (21 º 13 ' 47 '' S; 44 º 58 ' 6'' W; 918 m and on the farm Sygenta, in Uberlandia, MG (18 º 58 ' 37 '' S; 48 º 12 ' 05 '' W 866 m. The sandy clay loam soils were collected in Aracruz, ES (19 º 47 ' 10 '' S; 40 º 16 ' 29 '' W 81 m, and on the farm Xavier, Lavras, MG (21 º 13 ' 24 '' S; 45 º 05 ' 00 '' W; 844 m. Soil strength was estimated based on measurements of: (a a pneumatic consolidometer, (b manual pocket (non-rotating penetrometer; and (c automatic (rotating penetrometer. The results of soil strength properties were similar by the three methods. The soil structure had a significant influence on soil strength. Results of measurements with both the manual pocket and the electric penetrometer were similar, emphasizing the influence of soil texture. The data showed that, to enhance the reliability of predictions of preconsolidation pressure by penetrometers, it is better to separate the soils into the different classes, rather than analyze them jointly. It can be concluded that the consolidometer method, although expensive, is the best when evaluations of load support capacity and compaction susceptibility of soil samples are desired.Na agricultura, a resistência do solo é usada

  19. Evidence of sealing and brine distribution at grain boundaries in natural fine-grained Halite (Qum Kuh salt fountain, Central Iran): implications for rheology of salt extrusions

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    Desbois, Guillaume; Urai, Janos L.; de Bresser, J. H. P.

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    When grain boundary movement is stopped, surface energy related forces reassert themselves driving the system to its equilibrium conditions ([2], [6], [7], [8]). This could result in growth of islands and shrinking of channels and hence in healing the boundary by internal redistribution of fluid and solid in the contact region. Such islands are proposed to grow preferentially close to the contact rim and promote the healing of the grain-grain contact, which in turn prevents transport in or out the boundary region and thus traps the fluids in isolated inclusions. This contribution is focused on observation of grain boundary microstructures in natural mylonitic rocksalt collected from the distal part of Kum-Quh salt fountain (central Iran) in order to give unprecedented insight of grain boundary microstructures using argon-beam cross-sectioning to prepare high quality polished surfaces suitable for high-resolution SEM imaging. The possibility to use our SEM under cryogenic conditions allows also imaging the in-situ distribution of fluids. Results show that brine at grain boundaries occurs as thick layers (> µm in scale) corresponding to cross-sectioned wetted triple junction tubes, as filling at triple junction and as array of isolated fluids inclusions at grain-grain contacts. Close observations at islands contacts suggest the presence of a very thin fluid film (Journal of Structural Geology. [2] Ghoussoub J., and Leroy Y.M. (2001), Solid-fluid phase transformation within grain boundaries during compaction by pressure solution, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 49, 737 2385-2430. 738 [3] Jackson, M.P.A., (1985). Natural strain in diapiric and glacial rock salt, with emphasis on Oakwood dome, East Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas. [4] Schléder Z. and Urai J.L. (2007). Deformation and recrystallization mechanisms in mylonitic shear zones in naturally deformed extrusive Eocene-Oligocene rock salt from Eyvanekey plateau and Garmsar

  20. Grandparent caregiving among rural African Americans in a community in the American South: challenges to health and wellbeing.

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    Clottey, Emmanuel N; Scott, Alison J; Alfonso, Moya L

    2015-01-01

    An increasing number of grandparents in rural USA are serving as primary caregivers for their grandchildren because of parental incarceration, addiction, joblessness, or illness. Low-income, African American women from the South are overrepresented in this growing population. There is a paucity of research exploring the challenges faced by rural grandparent caregivers, and past studies have not explicitly addressed the potential consequences of rural grandparent caregiving for health. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore grandparent caregiving among rural, low-income, African American grandmothers in a community in the American South, and to identify challenges to health that arose in that context. McLeroy's social ecological model (SEM) was used to examine these challenges at multiple levels of influence. This qualitative interview-based study was conducted in a high-poverty community in rural Georgia. In-depth interviews were conducted with African American grandparent caregivers and key informants from local community-based organizations. A key informant assisted in identifying initial interview participants, and then snowball sampling was used to recruit additional participants. Interview questions were grouped under five domains (intrapersonal, interpersonal, community, organizational, and policy), according to the levels of the SEM. Iterative content analysis of interview transcripts was utilized. Transcripts were coded to identify text segments related to each domain of the SEM, which were grouped together for analysis by domain. Reflexive memo-writing aided in development of themes, and data quality was assessed using Lincoln and Guba's trustworthiness criteria. Rural African American grandparent caregivers faced a range of challenges to health. Direct physical challenges included chronic pain that interfered with sleep and daily functioning, mobility issues exacerbated by child care, and the pressure of managing their own medical conditions

  1. Hossegor (Landes, une station au cœur des réseaux de villégiature

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    Full Text Available La station balnéaire d’Hossegor (Landes a connu son véritable lancement à partir de 1923, alors que le site avait été révélé quelques années auparavant, au tout début du siècle, par les séjours d’un groupe d’écrivains, parmi lesquels J.-H. Rosny jeune (1859-1948, Maxime Leroy (1873-1957 et Paul Margueritte (1860-1918. A partir de cet exemple landais, l’exposé tend à démontrer combien la création d’une station balnéaire, de sa découverte à sa promotion en passant par sa révélation au monde extérieur, doit au jeu des réseaux de tous ordres. Contemplatifs, les premiers occupants d’Hossegor n’auront pourtant de cesse de faire connaître le lieu en s’appuyant pour cela sur un puissant réseau de relations, notamment journalistiques. Actif, le promoteur de la station, Alfred Eluère (1893-1985, ne pourra assurer son succès qu’en utilisant le cercle relationnel très ouvert et très efficace que ses multiples activités – immobilières, mais aussi sportives et politiques – l’auront amené à constituer. Sa venue à Hossegor n’est d’ailleurs rien d’autre que le résultat de circonstances permises par le jeu de tout un tissu de relations au milieu duquel on trouve entre autres Maurice Martin (1861-1941, personnage haut en couleur, journaliste cultivant lui aussi au plus haut point le réseau des connaissances. Une fois la station lancée, la promotion immobilière saura jouer de tous les ressorts offerts par ces différents réseaux pour amener sur place la clientèle : de la propagande journalistique au réseau des agences immobilières en passant par le propre réseau relationnel d’Eluère. Parallèlement, le réseau des architectes sera lui aussi particulièrement actif, que ce soit pour s’attirer la commande ou pour propager la formule régionaliste. En conclusion, à côté de l’histoire officielle des stations balnéaires – une histoire au premier degré que les archives documentent

  2. Marcoule institute for separation chemistry - ICSM. Scientific report 2007 - 2010

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    the future. The fourth generation including better usage of resources is seen as an actor for sustainable development compatible with limited resources and chemical preservation of the atmosphere. Separation chemistry, a branch of physical chemistry, is a key part of 'green chemistry'. The science required is the emerging 'Nano-science', as defined in the corresponding RST report of the French Academy by R. Corriu. Nano-science and physical chemistry, are the roots of modern chemistry considering also non-covalent and long-range interactions, and using these weak forces in separation processes. The perspective view of former published work by scientists at ICSM, as well as access to the laboratory ATALANTE are guarantees of important progresses of fundamental research in Chemistry at ICSM, as defined by the Haut commissaire a l'Energie Atomique at the launching of the project in July 2004. The report here gives an integrated picture of work published since 2007 (M. Leroy et al.) in the direction of the scientific open questions as defined and published by the French academy the same year. This initial definition of long terms tasks is included in this report. Nine teams have started to experiment, from synthesis to characterisation, with a strong input of modelling. The papers resulting from this work are grouped by teams. For each team, the objectives and competences are exposed together the driving force of the research and some crucial results are given in a simple format, with full references at the bottom of each page. Content: 1 - Chemistry and Physical-chemistry of the Actinides; 2 - Ions at Interfaces; 3 - Ion separation using supra-molecular self-assembled colloids; 4 - Sono-chemistry in Complex Fluids; 5 - Self Repairing Nano-materials; 6 - Surface of materials in rapid evolution; 7 - Scattering and diffraction; 8 - Microscopies; 9 - Mesoscopic Modelling and Theoretical Chemistry

  3. Characterizing Extragalactic Star Formation with GALEX Legacy Photometric Analysis of UV-Bright Stellar Complexes

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    -driven galaxy evolution using both existing NASA databases and operating instruments, in addition to upcoming space telescopes. While a legacy of our project will be the hierarchical photometric database (disseminated via MAST and NED) which supports extragalactic community science, our own goals from the proposed comprehensive measurements address some vital issues: (i) Currently there is controversy regarding the power-law slope of the empirical star formation law (SFL). Is there constant star formation efficiency above the HI-to-H_2 transition gas surface density (implying ~unity slope, see papers by Bigiel et al. and Leroy et al.), or is the SFL relation a stronger function of gas density with a super-linear form (as observed by Kennicutt et al. 2007)? Liu et al. (2011) have shown that the answer may depend critically on whether or not diffuse emission underlying star-forming substructures is removed. Our analysis will allow firm resolution of this issue, as we will also apply our photometry algorithm to Spitzer imaging for a subset of our sample galaxies, thus providing background-subtracted L(UV) and L(IR) measurements for substructures which can then be compared to existing and forthcoming (ALMA) CO imaging. (ii) We will also verify/calibrate our SED-fit based determination of age, extinction, and mass for UV-bright structures via direct comparison to the ground-truth stemming from resolved stellar populations (e.g. in ANGST galaxies) and also high-resolution HST UV-optical star cluster surveys (further out in the Local Volume). (iii) Finally, we will measure the diffuse UV fraction in a few hundred of the nearest galaxies (accounting for variation tied only to spatial resolution), trying to ascertain the characteristic fraction in galaxies of different Hubble type and dust-to-gas ratio. Systematic local variations in diffuse fraction and color will also be quantified as a function of environment.

  4. Archaeometrical analyses demonstrates that humans excavated clay from mardels on the Luxembourger Gutland plateau to produce ceramics.

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    Vanmourik, Jan; Braekmans, Dennis

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    sediments must have been used, most probably for the production of ceramics. If we can find relicts of ceramics in the vicinity of mardels we can compare the composition of these ceramics with mardel clay. We could collect finds of Roman tile-works on the Lias marls (Kalefeld) and of Roman pottery on the Keuper marls (Biischtert) in the vicinity of mardels. Provenance analysis (XRF) demonstrated the similarity of chemical composition of mardel clay and ceramics. This indicates that the mardels on the Gutland plateau developed initially as natural depressions (sediment traps), on Strassen marls related to soil subsidence, caused by joints in the underlying Luxembourger sandstone, on Keuper marls to subsidence after soil subsurface dissolving of gypsum veins. The colluvial clay was used by the Romans for the production of ceramics. Due to the excavation reached the actual seizes. Colluvial clay accumulation restarted in the abandoned quarries. • Slotboom, R.T. (1963) Comparative geomorphological and palynological investigation of the pingos (Viviers) in the Haute Fagnes (Belgium) and the Mardellen in the Gutland (Luxembourg). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 7: 193-231. • Schmalen, C. (2002) Einige Mardellen Luxemburgs auf den Keuper-und Liasschichten des Forstamtbezirks Zentrum. Diplomarbeit in Studiengang Umweltplannung an der Fachhochschule Trier, Standort Birkenfeld, 2002. • Etienne, D., Ruffaldi, P., Goepp, S., Ritz, F., Georges-Leroy, M., Pollier, B., Dambrine, E. (2011) The origin of closed depressions in Northeastern France: A new assessment. Geomorphology 126: 121-131. • Slotboom, R.T., van Mourik, J.M. (2015) Pollen records of mardel deposits; the effects of climatic oscillations and land management on soil erosion in Gutland, Luxembourg. Catena 132 (2015) 72-88.

  5. EDITORIAL: Invited review and topical lectures from the 13th International Congress on Plasma Physics

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    Zagorodny, A.; Kocherga, O.

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    The 13th International Congress on Plasma Physics (ICPP 2006) was organized, on behalf of the International Advisory Committee of the ICPP series, by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics (BITP) and held in Kiev, Ukraine, 22 26 May 2006. The Congress Program included the topics: fundamental problems of plasma physics; fusion plasmas; plasmas in astrophysics and space physics; plasmas in applications and technologies; complex plasmas. A total of 305 delegates from 30 countries took part in the Congress. The program included 9 invited review lectures, 32 invited topical and 313 contributed papers (60 of which were selected for oral presentation). The Congress Program was the responsibility of the International Program Committee: Anatoly Zagorodny (Chairman) Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ukraine Olha Kocherga (Scientific Secretary) Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ukraine Boris Breizman The University of Texas at Austin, USA Iver Cairns School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia Tatiana Davydova Institute for Nuclear Research, Ukraine Tony Donne FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics, Rijnhuizen, The Netherlands Nikolai S Erokhin Space Research Institute of RAS, Russia Xavier Garbet CEA, France Valery Godyak OSRAM SYLVANIA, USA Katsumi Ida National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan Alexander Kingsep Russian Research Centre `Kurchatov Institute', Russia E P Kruglyakov Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russia Gregor Morfill Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Germany Osamu Motojima National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan Jef Ongena ERM-KMS, Brussels and EFDA-JET, UK Konstantyn Shamrai Institute for Nuclear Research, Ukraine Raghvendra Singh Institute for Plasma Research, India Konstantyn Stepanov Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Ukraine Masayoshi Tanaka National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan Nodar Tsintsadze Physics Institute, Georgia The

  6. A invisibilização identitária da África lusófona na Folha de S. Paulo e em O Globo

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    BRAGA, J. L. Nem rara, nem ausente - tentativa. Matrizes, São Paulo: ECA-USP, 2010, p 65-81. Disponível em http://www.matrizes.usp.br/index.php/matrizes/article/view/179 Acesso em 16/8/2014. CUNHA, E. L. Estampas do imaginário: literatura, história e identidade cultural. Belo Horizonte: Ed. UFMG, 2006. DELEUZE, G. ¿Que és un dispositivo? In: BALBIER, E. et al. Michel Foucault, filósofo. Barcelona: Gedisa, 1990, pp. 155-161. FOUCAULT, M. História da Sexualidade. 13ª Ed. Rio de Janeiro: Graal, 1988. _____________ Microfísica do poder. 13ª Ed. Rio de Janeiro: Graal, 1979. FREYRE, G. Casa Grande & Senzala. 2ª Ed. Rio de Janeiro: Ed. José Olympio, 1946. FURTADO, C. Formação Econômica do Brasil. 32ª Ed. São Paulo: Cia Editora Nacional, 2005. HALL, S. A identidade cultural na pós-modernidade. 11ª ed. RJ: DP&A, 2006. MIYAMOTO, S. O Brasil e a comunidade dos países de língua portuguesa (CPLP. Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, 2009, pp. 22-42. Disponível http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=35814269002 Acesso 11/8/2013. QUÉRÉ, L. De um modelo epistemológico da comunicação a um modelo praxiológico. Trad. por Lúcia Lamounier Sena e Vera Lígia Westin. Do original: "D'un modèle épistemologique de la communication à un modèle praxéologique". In: Réseaux, Paris: Tekhné, 1991. RODRIGUES, N. As raças humanas. São Paulo: Ed. Progresso, 1957. ROMERO, S. História da literatura brasileira. Rio de Janeiro: Ed. José Olympio, 1943. SANTOS, B. S. Modernidade, identidade e a cultura de fronteira. Tempo Social. USP, SP, 1993, pp.31-52. Disponível em https://estudogeral.sib.uc.pt/handle/10316/11597 Acesso em 02/06/2014. SHOHAT, E, e STAM, R. Crítica da imagem eurocêntrica. São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2006. SODRÉ, M. Claros e escuros: identidade, povo e mídia no Brasil. Petrópolis/RJ: Vozes, 1999. XAVIER, I. Prefácio. In: STAM, R & SHOHAT, E. Crítica da imagem eurocêntrica. São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2006.   Disponível em: Url

  7. C-reactive protein in outpatients with acute exacerbation of COPD: its relationship with microbial etiology and severity

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    Full Text Available Miguel Gallego,1–3 Xavier Pomares,1,3 Silvia Capilla,4 Maria Angeles Marcos,5,6 David Suárez,7 Eduard Monsó,1–3,* Concepción Montón1,8,* 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hospital de Sabadell, Institut Universitari Parc Taulí-UAB, Sabadell, 2Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Esfera UAB, Barcelona, 3CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, CIBERES, Bunyola, 4Laboratory of Microbiology, Institut Universitari Parc Taulí-UAB, Sabadell, 5Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Clínic, 6ISGlobal, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB, Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, 7Epidemiology and Assessment Unit, Fundació Parc Taulí, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Sabadell, 8Health Services Research on Chronic Diseases Network-REDISSEC, Galdakao, Spain *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: C-reactive protein (CRP measurement has proven valuable for detecting exacerbations, but its usefulness in predicting etiology remains controversial. Likewise, its potential value as a marker of severity, which is well established in patients with pneumonia, remains unproven in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD exacerbations. Methods: A cohort study of 118 patients with severe COPD and acute infectious exacerbations were included and followed up over 1 year. Episodes of exacerbations meeting Anthonisen’s criteria type I–II were evaluated, analyzing the etiology and inflammatory response as measured by CRP in blood. Results: A total of 380 episodes were recorded. Full microbiological analysis was available in 265 samples. Haemophilus influenzae was the most commonly isolated bacteria and rhinovirus the most common virus. Median CRP levels from the 265 episodes were higher in the cases with positive cultures for bacteria (58.30 mg/L, interquartile range [IQR] 21.0–28.2 than in episodes only positive for viruses (37.3 mg/L, IQR 18.6–79.1 and cases negative for any

  8. Clean Coal: myth or reality? At the heart of the energy-climate equation, capturing and storing CO2 - Proceedings of the 2007 Le Havre's international meetings

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    Rufenacht, Antoine; Brodhag, Christian; Mocilnikar, Antoine-Tristan; Bennaceur, Kamel; Esseid, Ablaziz; Lemoine, Stephane; Prevot, Henri; Diercks, Thorsten; Jaclot, Francois; Fache, Dominique; Coulon, Pierre-Jean; Capris, Renaud; TRANIE, Jean-Pascal; Le Thiez, Pierre; Marliave, Luc de; Perrin, Nicolas; Paelinck, Philippe; Clodic, Denis; Thabussot, Laurent; Alf, Martin; Boon, Gustaaf; Giger, Francois; Bisseaud, Jean-Michel; Michel, Patrick; Poyer, Luc; Biebuyck, Christian; Kalaydjian, Francois; Roulet, Claude; Bonijoly, Didier; Gresillon, Francois Xavier; Bonneville, Alain; Tauziede, Christian; Munier, Gilles; Moncomble, Jean-Eudes; Frois, Bernard; Charmant, Marcel; Thybaud, Nathalie; Fares, Tewfik; Lacave, Jean-Marc; Duret, Benoit; Gerard, Bernard

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    emissions of fossil-fired power plants (Martin ALF); - The difficult task of choosing a technology for new production assets (Gustaaf BOON); - Clean coal power plants: best available techniques and perspectives (Francois GIGER); - Coal IGCC: facts and perspectives (Jean-Michel BISSEAUD); - Clean coal power plants: the opinion of an industrialist (Patrick MICHEL); - Climate neutral combustion technology: Clean Energy Systems (Christian BIEBUYCK); - Questions; 5 - Fifth Session - CO 2 transport and storage technologies: - Geological storage of CO 2 : risks and technological challenges (Francois KALAYDJIAN); - Methodology and optimization of management of risks linked to CO 2 storage (Claude ROULET); - Geological storage of CO 2 in France, context and perspective (Didier BONIJOLY); - The contribution of seismic reflection in monitoring CO 2 storage (Francois Xavier GRESILLON); - The scientific of geological CO 2 storage (Alain BONNEVILLE); - CO 2 storage potential in coal deposits in France (Christian TAUZIEDE); - Geological storage of CO 2 , advances in R and D and forecasts for industrial application (Gilles MUNIER); - Questions; 6 - Sixth Session - Players, Development and Land: - The viewpoint of other countries (Jean-Eudes MONCOMBLE); - An R and D policy for CO 2 capture and storage (Bernard FROIS); - The Nievre and coal: balancing economy/land/environment (Marcel CHARMANT); - Activities and programmes on CO 2 capture and storage - The work of the ADEME (Nathalie THYBAUD); - Coal and the French Psyche (Tewfik FARES); - The port of Le Havre: economic development area (Jean-Marc LACAVE); - Industrial Ecology and port zones (Benoit DURET); - CO 2 management in the Le Havre region: rational planning opportunities (Luc POYER); - Questions; 7 - Conclusion of the meetings (Christian BRODHAG)

  9. 20. ATSR congress - Book of abstracts

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    This document brings together the abstracts of all presentations given at the 20. congress of the French association for radiation protection techniques and sciences (ATSR). Content: - Use of radioactive sources: 1 - Role of the inter-ministry Commission of artificial radioelements (CIREA) in the medical, research and industry domains (Denis-Philippe Fages, CIREA Fontenay-aux-Roses); 2 - Radiation protection and ionic smoke detectors (Catherine Bougie, labour inspection DDTE, Montigny-Le-Bretonneux); 3 - radioactive wastes and effluents management in hospitals (Vincent Carlier, ANDRA Chatenay-Malabry); - Nuclear law and its applications: 4 - environmental effects on public health and why the environment health safety system needs to be reformed (Andre Aschieri, House of Commons); 5 - Radiation sources safety and radioactive materials security: IAEA's action plan (Robert Ouvrard, IAEA, Austria); - Radon risk: 6 - Radon risk epidemiology in France (Margot Tirmarche, Helene Baysson, Dominique Laurier, IPSN - Fontenay-aux-Roses); 7 - Radon risk: polonium effects (Jacques Pradel, Gr.COM/AEPN, Paris); 8 Training of civil engineering and public work professionals with regards to radon and its decay products (Marc Ammerich, CEA Saclay, F. Gauffre, Montpellier 2 Univ., M-C. Robe, IPSN); - Radioactive wastes: 9 - Radio-elements transmutation, status and perspectives (Thomas Kirchner - Ecole des Mines Nantes); 10 - Management of low-level radioactive wastes generated by accelerators (Manfred Hoefert, Doris Forkel-Wirth, Claude Lamberet, CERN Switzerland); 11 - Summary of the French legislation about wastes (Christian Bataille, House of Commons); - Impact on the public: 12 - Use of radionuclides in environmental studies (Xavier Vitart - CEA/DAMRI/SAR); 13 - Energy and environment (Jacques Frot - GR.COM/AEPN); - Impacts on public and on the environment: 14 - Low dose effects (Roland Masse, Academy of Sciences); 15 - The stakes of radioactivity measurements (Jean Charles Abbe

  10. Raw materials exploitation in Prehistory of Georgia: sourcing, processing and distribution

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    geomorphology of different regions of Georgia. References: 1. 2015. Tushabramishvili N. Ziari. Online Archaeology 8. Tbilisi, Georgia. Pp. 41-43 2. 2012. M François-Xavier Le Bourdonnec, Sébastien Nomade, Gérard Poupeau, Hervé Guillou, Nikolos Tushabramishvili, Marie-Hélène Moncel, David Pleurdeau, Tamar Agapishvili, Pierre Voinchet, Ana Mgeladze, David Lordkipanidze). Multiple origins of Bondi Cave and Ortvale Klde (NW Georgia) obsidians and human mobility in Transcaucasia during the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic. Journal of Archaeological Science xxx (2012) 1-14 3. 2011. Mercier N., Valladas H., Meignen L., Joron J. L., Tushabramishvili N., Adler D.S., Bar Yosef O. Dating the early Middle Palaeolithic Laminar Industry from Djruchula cave, Republic of Georgia. Paléorient Volume 36. Issue 36-2, pp. 163-173 4. 2010. L. Meignen&Nicholas Tushabramishvili. Djruchula Cave, on the Southern Slopes of the Great Caucasus: An Extension of the Near Eastern Middle Paleolithic Blady Phenomenon to the North. Journal of The Israel Prehistoric Society 40 (2010), 35-61 5. 2007. Tushabramishvili N.,Pleurdeau D., Moncel M.-H., Mgeladze A. Le complexe Djruchula-Koudaro au sud Caucase (Géorgie). Remarques sur les assemblages lithiques pléistocenes de Koudaro I, Tsona et Djruchula . Anthropologie • 45/1 • pp. 1-18 6. Tushabramishvili, D., 1984. Paleolit Gruzii. (Palaeolithic of Georgia). Newsletter of the Georgian State Museum 37B, 5e27

  11. Unmet needs in the management of schizophrenia

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    Full Text Available Francisco Torres-González,1,8 Inmaculada Ibanez-Casas,1,8 Sandra Saldivia,2,8 Dinarte Ballester,3,8 Pamela Grandón,4,8 Berta Moreno-Küstner,5,8 Miguel Xavier,6,8 Manuel Gómez-Beneyto7,8 1Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, University of Granada, Spain; 2Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Concepcion, Chile; 3Sistema de Saúde Mãe de Deus, Escola Superior de Saúde, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil; 4Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Concepcion, Chile; 5Andalusian Psychosocial Research Group and Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment, Faculty of Psychology, University of Malaga, Spain; 6Department of Mental Health, NOVA Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; 7Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, University of Valencia, Spain; 8Maristán Network, University of Granada, Granada, Spain Abstract: Studies on unmet needs during the last decades have played a significant role in the development and dissemination of evidence-based community practices for persistent schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders. This review has thoroughly considered several blocks of unmet needs, which are frequently related to schizophrenic disorders. Those related to health have been the first block to be considered, in which authors have examined the frequent complications and comorbidities found in schizophrenia, such as substance abuse and dual diagnosis. A second block has been devoted to psychosocial and economic needs, especially within the field of recovery of the persistently mentally ill. Within this block, the effects of the current economic difficulties shown in recent literature have been considered as well. Because no patient is static, a third block has reviewed evolving needs according to the clinical staging model. The fourth block has been dedicated to

  12. A cross-sectional study to assess inhalation device handling and patient satisfaction in COPD

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    Full Text Available Marc Miravitlles,1 Jéssica Montero-Caballero,2 Frank Richard,2 Salud Santos,3 Juan Luis Garcia-Rivero,4 Francisco Ortega,5 Xavier Ribera61Pneumology Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Ciber de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES, Barcelona, Spain; 2Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co KG, Ingelheim, Germany; 3Pulmonology Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, Ciber de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES, Barcelona, Spain; 4Pneumology Department, Hospital de Laredo, Cantabria, Spain; 5Pneumology Department, Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain; 6Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co KG, Barcelona, Spain Abstract: Delivery of inhaled medications via an inhaler device underpins the effectiveness of treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD. Correct inhaler technique among patients is also a predictor of achieving treatment compliance and adherence. Reporting of patient satisfaction with inhalers is therefore gaining increasing attention and is now recognized as an important patient-reported outcome in clinical trials involving patients with COPD or asthma. In this cross-sectional study, we use the validated Patient Satisfaction and Preference Questionnaire (PASAPQ to assess the handling and satisfaction for Respimat® Soft Mist™ Inhaler (SMI compared with the Breezhaler® dry powder inhaler (DPI among patients with COPD in Spain. Patients were already assigned to therapy with either SPIRIVA® (tiotropium Respimat® or with Hirobriz®/Onbrez®/Oslif® (indacaterol Breezhaler® for at least 3 but not more than 6 months before completing the PASAPQ at a single visit to the study site. The primary endpoint of the trial was the mean total PASAPQ score. Secondary endpoints were the performance score domain of the PASAPQ, the convenience score domain of the PASAPQ, and the overall satisfaction score of the PASAPQ. For the primary endpoint, the mean PASAPQ

  13. Accuracy of the ankle-brachial index using the SCVL®, an arm and ankle automated device with synchronized cuffs, in a population with increased cardiovascular risk

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    Full Text Available David Rosenbaum1,2, Sandra Rodriguez-Carranza1,3, Patrick Laroche4, Eric Bruckert1,2, Philippe Giral1,2, Xavier Girerd1,21Unité de Prévention Cardiovasculaire, Service d'Endocrinologie-Métabolisme, Assistance Publique/Hôpitaux de Paris, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière – Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 2Dyslipoproteinemia and Atherosclerosis Research Unit, National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM and Pierre et Marie Curie University (UPMC – Paris VI, Paris, France; 3Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán Departamento de Endocrinología y Metabolismo, Delegación Tlalpan, México Distrito Federal; 4STACTIS, Paris, FranceObjective: To evaluate the accuracy of the ankle brachial index (ABI measured with the SCVL® (“screening cardiovascular lab”; GenNov, Paris, France, an automated device with synchronized arm and ankle cuffs with an automatic ABI calculation.Methods: Patients were consecutively included in a cardiovascular prevention unit if they presented with at least two cardiovascular risk factors. ABI measurements were made using the SCVL, following a synchronized assessment of brachial and ankle systolic pressure. These values were compared to the ABI obtained with the usual Doppler-assisted method.Results: We included 157 patients. Mean age was 59.1 years, 56.8% had hypertension, 22.3% had diabetes mellitus, and 17.6% were current smokers. An abnormal ABI was observed in 17.2% with the SCVL and in 16.2% with the Doppler. The prevalence rates of an abnormal ABI by patient measured with each device, ie, 15.7% (confidence interval [CI] 0.95: [11.8; 20.4] or 14.3% (CI 0.95: [10.7; 18.9], did not differ. The coefficient of variation of Doppler and SCVL measures was 15.8% and 15.1%, respectively. The regression line between the two measurement methods was statistically significant. The value-to-value comparison also shows a difference of mean equal to 0.010 (CI 0.95: [–0

  14. Indacaterol/glycopyrronium reduces the risk of clinically important deterioration after direct switch from baseline therapies in patients with moderate COPD: a post hoc analysis of the CRYSTAL study

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    Full Text Available Timm Greulich,1 Konstantinos Kostikas,2 Mina Gaga,3 Maryam Aalamian-Mattheis,2 Nadine S Lossi,4 Francesco Patalano,2 Xavier Nunez,5 Veronica A Pagano,5 Robert Fogel,6 Claus F Vogelmeier,1,* Andreas Clemens2,7,* 1University Medical Center Giessen and Marburg, German Center for Lung Research (DZL, Marburg, Germany; 2Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland; 37th Respiratory Medicine Department, Athens Chest Hospital Sotiria, Athens, Greece; 4Novartis Pharma GmbH, Nürnberg, Germany; 5TFS Develop, Barcelona, Spain; 6Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ, USA; 7Heart Center Freiburg University, Cardiology and Angiology I, Faculty of Medicine, Freiburg, Germany *These authors contributed equally to this work Purpose: COPD is a progressive disease characterized by exacerbations and a decline in health status and lung function. Clinically important deterioration (CID is a composite endpoint used to evaluate treatment efficacy. This analysis evaluated the impact of a direct switch to once-daily indacaterol/glycopyrronium 110/50 µg (IND/GLY from previous monotherapy with a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA or long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA or with an LABA and an inhaled corticosteroid (LABA + ICS on reducing CID. Methods: CRYSTAL was a 12-week, prospective, multicenter, randomized, open-label study conducted in clinical practice settings. Three definitions of CID (D1–D3 were used, including: 1 ≥100 mL decrease in trough forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1, 2 ≥1 point decrease in transition dyspnea index (TDI and/or ≥0.4 points increase in clinical COPD questionnaire score (CCQ, or 3 an acute moderate/severe exacerbation (AECOPD. In D1 and D2, either TDI or CCQ was evaluated along with FEV1 and AECOPD, whereas in D3, all 4 parameters were included. ClinicalTrials.gov number: NCT01985334. Results: Of the 2,159 patients analyzed, 1,622 switched to IND/GLY and 537 continued their baseline treatments. The percentage of

  15. PV-HYBRID and MINI-GRID. Proceedings

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    design and validation of PV-hybrid sysem technology for rural electrification programmes in remote areas of Europe (Xavier Valive); (17) Analysis of inverter-controlled Island grids - transient simulations with ATP-EMTP and PowerFactory (Martin Braun); (18) Design of a PV-diesel hybrid energy system (William Lawrance); (19) Hybrid storage systems in PV stand alone applications impact on sizing and performance (Julien Labbe); (20) Sizing and analysis of a small hydro PV hybrid system for the rural electrification in developing countries (Joseph Kenfack); (21) Identification of dynamic equivalents for microgrids with high penetration of solar energy using ANNs (F.O. Resende); (22) Constructing village PV hybrid power systems on a wide-scale in Western China: Experience gained (Henrik Bindner); (23) Experiences with large-scale construction of PH hybrid village power systems in Western China (Winfried Klinghammer); (24) A detailed data based analysis of the behaviour of a 10+5+20 KW wind-PV-diesel hybrid sysem (Luis M. Arribas); (25) PV hybrid village electrification in French Guyana (Christian Dumbs); (26) Energy consumption patterns in village PV-diesel-hybrid systems (Javier Munoz); (27) From Subag to Ponelo hybrid photovoltaic-diesel system in Indonesia, lessons learned (Adjat Sudradjat); (28) PV diesel hybrid system in rural Africa - an inter-disciplinary approach (Markus Landau); (29) Making PV-diesel hybrids and PV or wind mini-grids sustainable in remote developing country sites: the Nabouwalu case (Philippe Veyan); (30) Mini-grid for an isolated island sandwip in Bangladesh (B.K. Bala).

  16. Reference values assessment in a Mediterranean population for small dense low-density lipoprotein concentration isolated by an optimized precipitation method

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    Full Text Available Bárbara Fernández-Cidón,1–3 Ariadna Padró-Miquel,1 Pedro Alía-Ramos,1 María José Castro-Castro,1 Marta Fanlo-Maresma,4 Dolors Dot-Bach,1 José Valero-Politi,1 Xavier Pintó-Sala,4 Beatriz Candás-Estébanez1 1Clinical Laboratory, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain; 2Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, Barcelona, Spain; 3Department of Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacogenetics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain; 4Cardiovascular Risk Unit, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain Background: High serum concentrations of small dense low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (sd-LDL-c particles are associated with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD. Their clinical application has been hindered as a consequence of the laborious current method used for their quantification. Objective: Optimize a simple and fast precipitation method to isolate sd-LDL particles and establish a reference interval in a Mediterranean population. Materials and methods: Forty-five serum samples were collected, and sd-LDL particles were isolated using a modified heparin-Mg2+ precipitation method. sd-LDL-c concentration was calculated by subtracting high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c from the total cholesterol measured in the supernatant. This method was compared with the reference method (ultracentrifugation. Reference values were estimated according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine recommendations. sd-LDL-c concentration was measured in serums from 79 subjects with no lipid metabolism abnormalities. Results: The Passing–Bablok regression equation is y = 1.52 (0.72 to 1.73 + 0.07x (−0.1 to 0.13, demonstrating no significant statistical differences

  17. Educational Policies and new Technologies: a Challenge of the XXI Century Políticas Educacionais e novas Tecnologias: um Desafio do Século XXI

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    professores de Línguas Estrangeiras (LE, para uso pedagógico das novas tecnologias, e que investimentos são feitos nos recursos didático-tecnológicos das escolas. Os estudos de Araújo (2007, Araújo e Dieb (2009, Marcuschi e Xavier (2010, Souza-Lima (2010 e Gomes (2012 formam o aporte teórico principal de nosso trabalho.  Para a análise, coletamos, por meio de questionário, contribuições de professores de línguas estrangeiras de diferentes escolas públicas do Núcleo Regional de Ensino de Apucarana – PR. As vozes desses professores nos dão base para uma rica reflexão sobre as contradições existentes entre o que propõem as diretrizes curriculares e as condições oferecidas para cumpri-las.

  18. Obituary: Thomas C. Van Flandern (1940-2009)

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    Dr. Thomas Charles Van Flandern, an expert in celestial mechanics and cosmology, died January 9, 2009 in Seattle, Washington, of colon cancer. He was 68. Van Flandern was an astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory from 1963 to 1983. He developed software to predict and analyze lunar occultations to improve lunar orbital and fundamental star catalog data. In later years he championed increasingly controversial theories. But his 1978 prediction that some asteroids have natural satellites, which was almost universally rejected, was verified when the Galileo spacecraft photographed Dactyl, a satellite of (243) Ida, during its flyby in 1993. Besides astronomy and computers, he had strong interests in biochemistry and nutrition, and he ran a business selling personal computers in the 1980s. Tom Van Flandern was born June 26, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio, the first child of Robert F. Van Flandern and Anna Mary Haley. His father, a police officer, left the family when Tom Van Flandern was 5. His mother died when he was 16; he and his siblings then lived with their grandmother, Margery Jobe, until he went to college. Tom Van Flandern became interested in astronomy as a child. He used his first telescope, purchased with newspaper delivery earnings, to observe lunar occultations, and then learned how to predict them, sparking a life-long passion for dynamical astronomy. While attending St. Ignatius High School, Van Flandern and fellow student Thomas Petrie organized the Cleveland Moonwatch team to observe the first artificial satellites, the only team without an adult organizer. In 1958, Tom Van Flandern entered Xavier University where he led the Cincinnati Moonwatch team. He learned computer programming at a summer job with General Electric and wrote software to calculate "look angles" from orbital elements. The Cincinnati team became a top producer of observations using these predictions. Tom obtained a B.S. in mathematics from Xavier in 1962. He spent the next year at

  19. New VLA Images Unlocking Galactic Mysteries

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    start the process of star formation. "Using the data from THINGS in combination with observations from NASA's space telescopes has allowed us to investigate how the processes leading to star formation differ in big spiral galaxies like our own and much smaller, dwarf galaxies," said Adam Leroy and Frank Bigiel of the Max-Planck Insitute for Astronomy at the Austin AAS meeting. Because atomic hydrogen emits radio waves at a specific frequency, astronomers can measure motions of the gas by noting the Doppler shift in frequency caused by those motions. "Because the THINGS images are highly detailed, we have been able to measure both the rotational motion of the galaxies and non-circular random motions within the galaxies," noted Erwin de Blok of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Galaxy Dynamics in THINGS The motion measurements are providing new information about the mysterious, unseen "dark matter" in the galaxies. "The non-circular motions revealed by the THINGS observations, turn out to be too small to solve a long-standing problem in cosmology, namely the inability of state-of-the-art computer simulations to describe the distribution of dark matter in disk galaxies. It was thought that random motions could explain that inability, but our data show otherwise," de Blok explained. The THINGS images revealed what Elias Brinks of the University of Hertfordshire, UK, called a "stunning complexity of structures in the tenuous interstellar medium of the galaxies." These structures include large shells and "bubbles," presumably caused by multiple supernova explosions of massive stars. Analyzing the detail of these complex structures will help astronomers better understand the differences in star formation processes in the varied types of galaxies. Even such a simple question such as how big are the disks of gas in spiral galaxies had largely eluded astronomers previously. "The quality and sensitivity of the THINGS images has allowed us to see the actual edges of these

  20. Soil archives of mardel deposits: the impact of Late Holocene vegetation development, climatic oscillations and historical land use on soil erosion in Luxembourg

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    van Mourik, Jan; Slotboom, Ruud

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    closed depressions and (open) valleys This was the impact of two factors. 1. Impact of natural forest evolution on soil erosivity. Fagus arrived in the area, jostled Tilia in the Subboreal and extended in the Subatlantic. The understory and humus forms changed, the erosivity of the surface increased and the consequence was accelerating soil erosion. Stable mardels changed in sediment traps, river valleys got constipated with colluvic/alluvic sediments. 2. Anthropogenic deforestation and extension of agriculture since Roman Time. Conclusions. 1. In a lot of studies, deforestation was considered as the responsible factor for soil erosion. 2. Impact of natural forest evolution (the appearance of Fagus) was not recognized 3. The impact of the Little Ice Age on Subatlantic soil erosion was not recognized 4. Three factors controlled Subatlantic soil erosion and mardel and valley deposition - The (natural) jostle of mixed oak forest by beach forest promoted soil erosivity and erosion - The (anthropogenic) deforestation and expansion of agriculture promoted soil erosion - The temporally move from pasture to arable land during the Little Ice Age promoted soil erosivity References. - Barth B (1996) Mardellen im Lotharingischen Gipskeuper. Delattinia 22: 7-60. - Buisman J (1995-2006) Duizend jaar weer, wind en water in de lage landen, Vols. 1-5. KNMI, Netherlands. - Etienne D, Ruffaldi P, Goepp S, Ritz F, Georges-Leroy M, Pollier B and Dambrine E (2011) The origin of closed depressions in Northeastern France: A new assessment. Geomorphology 126: 121-131. - Loehle C (2007) A 2000-year global temperature reconstruction based on non-treeing proxies. Energy and Environment, 18 No. 7+8 - Poeteray FA, Riezebos PA, Slotboom RT (1984) Rates of Subatlantic lowering calculated from mardel-trapped material (Gutland, Luxembourg). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 1984: 467-4821. - Schönwiese C (1995) Klimaänderungen: Daten, Analysen, Prognosen. Springer, Heidelberg - Slotboom RT (1963

  1. Quantifying microbe-mineral interactions leading to remotely detectable induced polarization signals

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    Ntarlagiannis, Dimitrios; Moysey, Stephen; Dean, Delphine

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    The objective of this project was to investigate controls on induced polarization responses in porous media. The approach taken in the project was to compare electrical measurements made on mineral surfaces with atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques to observations made at the column-scale using traditional spectral induced polarization measurements. In the project we evaluated a number of techniques for investigating the surface properties of materials, including the development of a new AFM measurement protocol that utilizes an external electric field to induce grain-scale polarizations that can be probed using a charged AFM tip. The experiments we performed focused on idealized systems (i.e., glass beads and silica gel) where we could obtain the high degree of control needed to understand how changes in the pore environment, which are determined by biogeochemical controls in the subsurface, affect mechanisms contributing to complex electrical conductivity, i.e., conduction and polarization, responses. The studies we performed can be classified into those affecting the chemical versus physical properties of the grain surface and pore space. Chemical alterations of the surface focused on evaluating how changes in pore fluid pH and ionic composition control surface conduction. These were performed as column flow through experiments where the pore fluid was exchanged in a column of silica gel. Given that silica gel has a high surface area due to internal grain porosity, high-quality data could be obtained where the chemical influences on the surface are clearly apparent and qualitatively consistent with theories of grain (i.e., Stern layer) polarization controlled by electrostatic surface sorption processes (i.e., triple layer theory). Quantitative fitting of the results by existing process-based polarization models (e.g., Leroy et al., 2008) has been less successful, however, due to what we have attributed to differences between existing models developed for

  2. Quantifying Microbe-Mineral Interactions Leading to Remotely Detectable Induced Polarization Signals (Final Project Report)

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    The objective of this project was to investigate controls on induced polarization responses in porous media. The approach taken in the project was to compare electrical measurements made on mineral surfaces with atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques to observations made at the column-scale using traditional spectral induced polarization measurements. In the project we evaluated a number of techniques for investigating the surface properties of materials, including the development of a new AFM measurement protocol that utilizes an external electric field to induce grain-scale polarizations that can be probed using a charged AFM tip. The experiments we performed focused on idealized systems (i.e., glass beads and silica gel) where we could obtain the high degree of control needed to understand how changes in the pore environment, which are determined by biogeochemical controls in the subsurface, affect mechanisms contributing to complex electrical conductivity, i.e., conduction and polarization, responses. The studies we performed can be classified into those affecting the chemical versus physical properties of the grain surface and pore space. Chemical alterations of the surface focused on evaluating how changes in pore fluid pH and ionic composition control surface conduction. These were performed as column flow through experiments where the pore fluid was exchanged in a column of silica gel. Given that silica gel has a high surface area due to internal grain porosity, high-quality data could be obtained where the chemical influences on the surface are clearly apparent and qualitatively consistent with theories of grain (i.e., Stern layer) polarization controlled by electrostatic surface sorption processes (i.e., triple layer theory). Quantitative fitting of the results by existing process-based polarization models (e.g., Leroy et al., 2008) has been less successful, however, due to what we have attributed to differences between existing models developed for

  3. A Very Cool Pair of Brown Dwarfs

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    determine the distance to the brown dwarfs. More information This research was presented in a paper, "CFBDSIR J1458+1013B: A Very Cold (>T10) Brown Dwarf in a Binary System", Liu et al. to appear in the Astrophysical Journal. The team is composed of Michael C. Liu (Institute for Astronomy [IfA], University of Hawaii, USA), Philippe Delorme (Institut de planétologie et d'astrophysique de Grenoble, CNRS/Université Joseph Fourier, France [IPAG]), Trent J. Dupuy (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA), Brendan P. Bowler (IfA), Loic Albert (Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation, Hawaii, USA), Etienne Artigau (Université de Montréal, Canada), Celine Reylé (Observatoire de Besançon, France), Thierry Forveille (IPAG) and Xavier Delfosse (IPAG). ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory. It is supported by 15 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting and organising cooperation in astronomical research. ESO operates three unique world-class observing sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. At Paranal, ESO operates the Very Large Telescope, the world's most advanced visible-light astronomical observatory and VISTA, the world's largest survey telescope. ESO is the European partner of a revolutionary astronomical telescope ALMA, the largest astronomical project in existence. ESO is currently planning a 42-metre European Extremely Large optical/near-infrared Telescope, the E-ELT, which will become "the world's biggest eye on the sky".

  4. PREFACE: 8th International Conference on Fine Particle Magnetism (ICFPM2013)

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    personal comfort of the participants. After a sight-seeing tour in the beautiful town of Collioure, on the Vermeille coast, the poster session took place in a XII century nice Château, followed by the conference gala dinner held at the same place. We are extremely grateful to all colleagues who helped organize the conference and set up its scientific program, especially the Organizing Committee and the national and international Scientific Committees. We would also like to thank all of our colleagues who participated in the pre-selection of the contributions submitted to the conference and those who have acted as reviewers of the papers included in these proceedings. Last but not least we would like to acknowledge a strong support from the director of our Lab, Prof. Gilles Flamant, and the vice-President of our university, Prof. Xavier Py, who both took part in the conference opening. We also thank la Région Languedoc-Roussillon for financial support. Scientific context Magnetic nanoparticles, or nanoscale magnetic particles, have been generating continuous and growing interest since the late 1940s as the investigation of their properties turned out to be very challenging, and each time more promising, from both scientific and technological points of view. In 1949, in a pioneering work, Néel set the pace towards the understanding of the magnetic behavior of nanoparticles, leading to an important development of fundamental theories of magnetism and modeling of magnetic materials, as well as remarkable technological improvements. Magnetic nanoparticles, as compared to bulk materials, enjoy very important novel properties such as enhanced remanence and giant coercivity, and exponentially slow relaxation at low temperature. On the other hand, above a size-dependent temperature they exhibit the phenomenon of {\\it superparamagnetism} which is the result of thermally activated ultrafast crossing of the anisotropy-energy barrier by the magnetic moment of the particle

  5. New geologic, fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies on the controversial Igarapé Bahia Cu-Au deposit, Carajás Province, Brazil

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    Dreher, Ana M.; Xavier, Roberto P.; Taylor, Bruce E.; Martini, Sérgio L.

    2008-02-01

    contribution of reduced and oxydized sulfur is also evident. Oxygen isotopic ratios in magnetite, quartz, and siderite yield calculated temperatures of ˜400°C and δ18O-enriched compositions (5 to 16.5 per mil) for the ore-forming fluids that suggest a magmatic input and/or an interaction with 18O-rich, probably sedimentary rocks. The late veins of the Igarapé Bahia deposit area were formed from saline aqueous fluids (2 to 60 wt% NaCl + CaCl2 equiv) with δ18Ofluid compositions around 0 per mil that indicate contribution from meteoric fluids. With respect to geological features, Igarapé Bahia bears similarity with syngenetic, volcanic-hosted massive sulfide (VHMS)-type deposits, as indicated by the volcano-sedimentary geological context, stratabound character, and association with submarine volcanic flows, hyaloclastite, and exhalative beds such as BIF and chert. On the other hand, the highly saline ore fluids and the mineral assemblage, dominated by magnetite and chalcopyrite, with associated gold, U- and LREE-minerals and scarce pyrite, indicate that Igarapé Bahia belongs to the Fe oxide Cu-Au (IOCG) group of deposits. The available geochronologic data used to attest syngenetic or epigenetic origins for the mineralization are either imprecise or may not represent the main mineralization episode but a later, superimposed event. The C, S, and O isotopic results obtained in this study do not clearly discriminate between fluid sources. However, recent B isotope data obtained on tourmaline from the matrix of the fragmental rock ore unit (Xavier, Wiedenbeck, Dreher, Rhede, Monteiro, Araújo, Chemical and boron isotopic composition of tourmaline from Archean and Paleoproterozoic Cu-Au deposits in the Carajás Mineral Province, 1° Simpósio Brasileiro de Metalogenia, Gramado, Brazil, extended abstracts, CD-ROM, 2005) provide strong evidence of the involvement of a marine evaporitic source in the hydrothermal system of Igarapé Bahia. Evaporite-derived fluids may explain the

  6. 2nd Iberian Nuclear Astrophysics Meeting on Compact Stars

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    Perez-Garcia, M. Angeles; Pons, Jose; Albertus, C.

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    project FIS2011-14759 MICINN logo Instituto de Física Fundamental y Matemáticas (IUFFYM) IUFFYM logo Universidad de Salamanca, Spain USAL logo MULTIDARK Consolider-Ingenio 2010, MICINN ref. CSD2009-00064 MULTIDARK logo PICTURE OF PARTICIPANTS Participants picture Picture of some of the participants of the II Iberian Nuclear Astrophysics Meeting. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS C Albertus (U. Salamanca, Spain) I Bombaci (U. Pisa, Italy) Rudiney Casali (U. Coimbra, Portugal) Silvia Chiacchiera (U. Coimbra, Portugal) Anthea Fantina (U. Libre Bruxelles, Belgium) Marcio Ferreira (U. Coimbra, Portugal) Miguel Gullón (U. Alicante, Spain) Fabrizio Grill (U. Coimbra, Portugal) Joe Hughto (Indiana University, USA/ U. Alicante, Spain) J M Ibáñez (U. Valencia, Spain) B Juliá Díaz (U. Barcelona/ICFO) D Logoteta (U. Coimbra, Portugal) V Moreno (U. Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) M A Pérez-García (U. Salamanca, Spain) J Pons (U. Alicante, Spain) C Providencia (U. Coimbra, Portugal) Nanda Rea (ICE-CSIC, IEEC, Barcelona, Spain) Xavier Roca-Maza (INFN, Milano, Italy) Luis Roso (CLPU/ U. Salamanca, Spain) Klaas Vantournhout (GSI Darmstadt, Germany) I Vidaña (U. Coimbra, Portugal) Daniele Viganó (U. Alicante, Spain)

  7. Apresentação

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    Full Text Available Em seu· 26° número, a revista Significação reúne nove artigos que, mesmo com temáticas e pontos de vista diferenciados, poderão despertar a atenção dos leitores para aspectos que estão sendo desenvolvidos em pesquisas que têm como convergência assuntos atinentes ao campo comunicacional.O artigo "O conceito sócio-filosófico de Alfredo Schütz e suas implicações epistemológicas para o campo da comunicação", assinado por Ulrich Schröder, mostra como, a partir da teoria de uma sociologia interpretativa; Schültz encontra um fundamento teórico básico para estudos empíricos no campo da comunicação em nossos dias, retomando a análise que o pensador faz do - "mundo da vida" (Lebenswelt, para acentuar que o sentido não representa uma realidade objetiva, mas sim um realidade interpretada e válida intersubjetivamente.Em "Campo de migrações: Fabiano, Manuel, Ranulfo e os anônimos do sertão", Ismail Xavier compara filmes brasileiros recentes - Baile perfumado (1996 e Cinema, aspirinas e urubus (2005 - com clássicos do Cinema Novo, como Vidas Secas, Os fuzis e Deus o diabo na terra do sol. O autor destaca a maneira como os filmes concebem seus personagens principais e dão sentido às suas experiências, tanto em conexão com a representação de tipos sociais para os quais a migração é uma necessidade (Cinema Novo, quanto a representação de indivíduos que enfrentam encontros inesperados e vivem a migração como uma experiência singular, revestida de um caráter transnacional (produção das últimas décadas.Henri Gervaiseau aponta, em seu artigo, as princiapis características da série videográfica Histoire(s dú cinéma, de Jean Luc Godard, e discute de que modo o realizador estabelece nesta obra uma trama poética que implica relações entre a história do século XX, a história do cinema e a sua própria história.Charo Lacalle, em "Homogeneización y difusión de moda en los medios de comunicaci

  8. El Aleijadinho (1730 – 1814

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    traidor usan las manos para hablar y éstas parecen diferentes.”

    “El gran artista que pintó La Cena en la pared del refectorio de un convento de Milán dejaba correr la vida de sus pinceles; en ese cuadro, fíjate bien, casi todos hablan pero las manos son más expresivas cuando hay cosas importantes que decir; trataba se de saber quién se atrevería a vender al Maestro; ¿me estás acompañando? Es la Santa Cena, ¿la viste bien?” Explicó el fraile. Antonio confirmó moviendo la cabeza y dijo: ¿Me la prestais? Oyéronle la voz después de dos semanas! El fraile había curado al mulato. Por la noche el papá le corregía los diseños y una vez le preguntó qué era lo más bonito que había visto y al responderle que un santo echando candela por las manos, le explicó que eran los estigmas de San Francisco y que le hiciera de ellos un buen diseño. Desde entonces para Antonio las manos fueron su obsesión.

    Manuella estimulaba para compartir su oficio y lo llevaba a comer en las tabernas, visitar amigos, atender convites a bailes y serenatas. Para festejar la asignación de un contrato Manuella llevó a su casa, vistió la mejor ropa y se entregó a la prestidigitación arrojando monedas de oro al amplio regazo de María, su esposa, que no sabía ser alegre ni entendió el juego. Manuel atrapó una moneda de oro que caía, lanzó un improperio y se fue con Antonio a beber en otras partes. Bien bebido y estimulado por canciones eróticas dijo a Antonio: he hecho obras pero no he sido sino rematador; quiero que seas más que tallador y contratista, olvídate de la oficina y quédate con Xavier de Brito que tiene mucho que enseñarte.

    A la mañana siguiente entró Fray Felipe con el maestro de Brito traído para las tallas del altar mayor y le había informado que Antonio trataba de ser un buen tallista; lo invitó a su casa, hablaron largamente, le dio elementos para un diseño y se fue a beber vino; al volver miró el diseño y le dijo: No sabes

  9. EDITORIAL 37th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 37th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics

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    Mendonça, Tito; Hidalgo, Carlos

    2010-12-01

    density to be decoupled. If the RF power applied to a plasma chamber is comprised of a phase locked fundamental and its second harmonic, the ion energy is a linear function of the phase angle between the two. This simple but previously overlooked technique has proved to be an enabling technology for future materials and plasma applications. The method has been patented and is currently used, for example, by leading manufacturers of large area solar cells and has resulted in unsurpassed quality and homogeneity of the devices. In addition to the elctrical asymmetry effect, Uwe Czarnetzki is internationally renowned for his many important contributions in the areas of laser-based plasma diagnostics and gas discharge physics. For all of these outstanding contributions to low temperature plasmas, the European Physical Society bestows its 2010 Plasma Physics Innovation Prize on Uwe Czarnetzki. The PhD Research Award 2010 The Plasma Physics Division 2010 PhD Research Award has been judged by a committee comprising Juergen Meyer-ter-Vehn, Emmanuel Marode and Michel Chatelier who examined all the candidatures in a process managed by Dimitri Batani. The EPS PhD prize is a key element of the EPS PPD activities to recognize exceptional quality of the work carried out by young physicists. photo of PhD Award winners The 2010 PhD Research Award winners. From left to right: Emeric Falize, Guilhem Dif-Pradalier, Bérénice Loupias, Peter Manz and Xavier Davoine. The jury nominated four award winners from a pool of impressively high quality candidates. The 2010 citations in alphabetical order are: Xavier Davoine for his research on an intense ultra short X source obtained by acceleration of a class of electrons in the wakefield of a laser pulse, improving the numerical procedure to model the electron dynamics. Guilhem Dif-Pradalier for a fundamental discussion of the formalism needed to describe turbulence and transport in magnetized plasmas, including a collision operator in the Gysela

  10. 32 New Exoplanets Found

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    , which detects small changes in the radial velocity of a star as it wobbles slightly under the gentle gravitational pull from an (unseen) exoplanet, has been most prolific method in the search for exoplanets. In return for building the instrument, the HARPS consortium was granted 100 observing nights per year during a five-year period to carry out one of the most ambitious systematic searches for exoplanets so far implemented worldwide by repeatedly measuring the radial velocities of hundreds of stars that may harbour planetary systems. The programme soon proved very successful. Using HARPS, Mayor's team discovered - among others - in 2004, the first super-Earth (around µ Ara; in 2006, the trio of Neptunes around HD 69830; in 2007, Gliese 581d, the first super Earth in the habitable zone of a small star (eso0722); and in 2009, the lightest exoplanet so far detected around a normal star, Gliese 581e (eso0915). More recently, they found a potentially lava-covered world, with density similar to that of the Earth's (eso0933). "These observations have given astronomers a great insight into the diversity of planetary systems and help us understand how they can form," says team member Nuno Santos. The HARPS consortium was very careful in their selection of targets, with several sub-programmes aimed at looking for planets around solar-like stars, low-mass dwarf stars, or stars with a lower metal content than the Sun. The number of exoplanets known around low-mass stars - so-called M dwarfs - has also dramatically increased, including a handful of super Earths and a few giant planets challenging planetary formation theory. "By targeting M dwarfs and harnessing the precision of HARPS we have been able to search for exoplanets in the mass and temperature regime of super-Earths, some even close to or inside the habitable zone around the star," says co-author Xavier Bonfils. The team found three candidate exoplanets around stars that are metal-deficient. Such stars are thought to be

  11. Sumário/Editorial

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    Irene Machado

    2008-11-01

    estudos da comunicação. Com isso, os textos aqui publicados problematizam questões de ordem fenomênica cujas implicações para o campo de nossa pesquisa mal começaram a ser delineadas. As análises que organizam a sessão de artigos se voltam para objetos focalizados a partir de abordagens especí­cas: olme "O passaporte húngaro", de Sandra Kogut, é examinado por Consuelo Lins a partir de experimentações com novas tecnologias; a televisão brasileira é avaliada segundo o conceito de qualidade discutido por João Freire; Tânia Fraga toma mitos da cultura brasileira para produzir cenários virtuais e performances de dança. O Projeto que ocupa a seção homônima contempla uma experiência que certamente não trará apenas frutos para uma pesquisa acadêmica. Geane Alzamora e Carlos Falci assumiram a tarefa de discutir webjornalismo construindo um site-referência para acolher as atividades do próprio jornalismo cultural. Reconhecemos que, tendo em vista o crescimento de publicações significativas para nossa área, o espaço disponí­vel para resenhas ainda deixa muito a desejar. Nesse sentido, podemos desfrutar do privilégio de publicar apenas uma pequena parcela dos livros relevantes. Assim, esta edição foi contemplada com resenhas sobre os últimos livros de Ismail Xavier, Laymert Garcia dos Santos, Juremir Machado, Lúcia Santaella e Djalma Benette. Na seção de notí­cias, três temas de nosso interesse: dados sobre os grupos de pesquisa da área de Comunicação que Denilson Lopes tornou disponí­vel para esta edição; informação sobre a exposição história dos games e sua importância na produção de linguagem contemporânea, por Renata Gomes; e o acompanhamento de um debate sobre propostas curriculares do ensino de design, por Eduardo Fernandes de Araújo. Para a editoria cientí­.ca de Galáxia é sempre estimulante contar com a oferta máxima de colaborações em todos os segmentos da revista e em todos campos de nossa

  12. ESA's Hipparcos finds rebels with a cause

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    third dimension, namely the speed with which stars approach us or recede from us. Because of the Doppler shift, the colour of a star appears to change when it travels towards us or away from us, becoming respectively bluer or redder and giving astronomers information about its motion. "By combining all these first-class data, we now have a comprehensive, three-dimensional view of how nearby stars move about us," said Famaey. Scientists now wonder how widespread are the streams discovered by Famaey's team and what role they could play in the evolution of our galaxy. "This result opens up exciting new prospects for our understanding of the dynamics of the Milky Way," said Dr Michael Perryman, ESA Hipparcos and Gaia project scientist. ESA's forthcoming mission Gaia, scheduled for launch in 2011, will make it possible to extend this investigation over a much wider region of our galaxy. Gaia will observe more than a thousand million stars and will measure their motion in all three dimensions simultaneously, thanks to the on-board spectrograph providing information on their Doppler shift. "This will give us the clearest view ever of the structure and evolution of the Milky Way," Perryman said. Notes for editors These results are the subject of a paper published this month in the European journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. Besides Benoit Famaey, the list of authors includes Alain Jorissen, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Xavier Luri, University of Barcelona, Spain; Michel Mayor and Stéphane Udry, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Herwig Dejonghe, Ghent University, Belgium; Catherine Turon, Observatory of Paris-Meudon, France. The paper, entitled “Local kinematics of K and M giants from CORAVEL/Hipparcos/Tycho-2 data. Revisiting the concept of superclusters” can be found at this address: http://www.edpsciences.org/articles/aa/pdf/press-releases/PRAA200409.pdf More about Hipparcos ESA’s Hipparcos pinpointed the positions of more than one hundred thousand stars

  13. BOOK REVIEW: Advances in Electronic Marketing,

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    V. Global Internet Marketing Strategy: Framework and ManagerialInsights? Gopalkrishnan R. Iyer, Florida Atlantic University? Chapter VI. Interactive Brand Experience: The Concept and the Challenges? Mary Lou Roberts, University of Massachusetts, Boston? Chapter VII. Viral Marketing: The Use of Surprise? Adam Lindgreen, Technical University Eindhoven and Joëlle Vanhamme,Erasmus University Rotterdam? Chapter VIII. Retailer Use of Permission-Based Mobile Advertising? Jari Salo and Jaana Tahtinen, University of Oulu, FinlandSECTION III:TECHNOLOGY FOR E-MARKETING? Chapter IX. Integrating Internet/Database Marketing for CRM? Sally Rao, Adelaide University and Chris O'Leary, MSI Business Systems PtyLtd? Chapter X. Developing Brand Assets with Wireless Devices? Jari Helenius and Veronica Liljander, Swedish School of Economics andBusiness Administration? Chapter XI. Geographic Information Systems (GIS in E-Marketing? Mark R. Leipnik and Sanjay S. Mehta, Sam Houston State UniversitySECTION IV:E-MARKETING LEGAL CHALLENGES? Chapter XII. Legal Online Marketing Issues: The Opportunities andChallenges? Michael T. Zugelder, Old Dominion University? Chapter XIII. Regulatory and Marketing Challenges Between the U.S. andEU for Online Markets? Heiko deB. Wijnholds and Michael W. Little, Virginia CommonwealthUniversitySECTION V:E-CONSUMER THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS? Chapter XIV. Modeling the Effects of Attitudes Toward Advertising on theInternet? Chris Manolis, Xavier University, Nicole Averill, Carmichael Events, andCharlesM. Brooks, Quinnipiac University? Chapter XV. Virtual Community: A Model of Successful Marketing on theInternet? Carlos Flavian and Miguel Guinaliu, University of Zaragoza (Spain? Chapter XVI. An Online Consumer Purchase Decision Cycle? Penelope Markellou, University of Patras, Maria Rigou, University of Patras,and Spiros? Sirmakessis, Technological Educational Institution of MessolongiFinally, this book can be suggested to the academicis and researchers who are related

  14. EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor

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    Thomas, Paul

    2010-02-01

    award was Steven A. Sabbagh et al for the paper entitled 'Resistive wall stabilized operation in rotating high beta NSTX plasmas' (Nucl. Fusion 46 635-644). Reviews Last year I announced a revival of Nuclear Fusion Reviews, following a decision by the Board of Editors. 'A review of zonal flow experiments', by Akihide Fujisawa was the first fruit of this. In 2010, we are expecting to publish further review articles, the first of which is entitled 'Gyrokinetic simulations of turbulent transport' by Xavier Garbet, Yasuhiro Idomura, Laurent Villard and Tomo-Hiko Watanabe. Letters At the 2009 Board of Editors Meeting in Atlanta, the current letters procedure was summarized and it was noted that the peer review time for Letters is quite variable. Some are accepted within a month of submission, others take longer. Since the purpose of Letters is to provide a route for rapid communication, this is quite an important matter. It was agreed that the Board of Editors would play a more active role in the Letter approval process. If a reviewer asks for a second revision the Editor or a Board of Editors member will be queried as to whether the submission should still be treated as a Letter rather than a regular Paper. The Board of Editors The following Board of Editors members reached the end of their term in 2009: Amanda Hubbard, Yaroslav Kolesnichenko, Kunioki Mima, Boris Sharkov and Michael Ulrickson. On behalf of the Nuclear Fusion Office and the Chairman of the Board of Editors, Mitsuru Kikuchi, I would like to thank them for their efforts in support of the journal. At the same time, we welcomed: Hiroshi Azechi, Xuru Duan, Richard Hawryluk, Sergey Konovalov, Bruce Lipschultz, Peter Norreys, Francesco Romanelli, Tony Taylor and Hartmut Zohm. I am sure that such an illustrious group does not need any introduction to the readers of Nuclear Fusion and I am confident that the new members can only further the success of the journal. It is with great sadness that I have to note the

  15. De capability approach als normatief-evaluatief kader voor sociale interventies: Kwalitatief onderzoek in India met inzichten voor de Vlaamse en Nederlandse praktijk

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    . Den Braber (2013 argued in an article published in the Journal of Social Intervention that the CA can be used as an evaluative instrument for social policies, arrangements, and actions. As an evaluative instrument, the CA takes various aspects of the well-being process into account: resources, client conversion factors, sets of capabilities, freedom of choice, and sets of functionings. This makes the CA more comprehensive than other well-being approaches, such as welfarism, which mainly focuses on “happiness”, and resourcism, which primarily focusses on “primary goods”. The aim of this study is to explore whether and how the CA can function as an evaluative framework for social interventions for cases of partner-related sexual abuse by the Indian NGO Women Helpline (WHL. We also aim to make recommendations for social work practice in India, Flanders, and the Netherlands. The study adopts a qualitatively grounded theory of research methodology in the analysis of 12 in-depth interviews and two focus groups. The respondents include the director of the WHL, its coordinator, benefactor, social workers, an external advocate, and victims of partner-related sexual abuse. In addition, two semi-structured focus groups – with 10 male students and 10 female students – were organized by the Xavier Institute of Social Service. Before we discuss the findings of the study in more detail, we first distinguish two different forms of partner-related sexual abuse. The first form of sexual abuse is “sexual violence” and can be defined as rape and other forms of non-consensual sexual intercourse. The second form is “sexual abuse under the false promise of marriage”. This type of abuse is unique to Indian society as it reflects the stigma that women face if they lose their virginity before marriage. If a man ends a sexual relationship with a woman after promising to marry her, this is considered abuse. We focus on the latter definition of sexual abuse because the

  16. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia - Dissertações Defendidas 1998 - Mestrado - Instituto de Geociências - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

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    presentes no Estado, 104 (93,7% estão localizadas na Região Metropolitana, e destas, 75 (67,6 estão localizadas no município do Rio. Na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, notamos que as 3 regiões administrativas (RAs que concentram as empresas são: Jacarepaguá, Méier e São Cristóvão, respectivamente com 16, 9 e 8 empresas. Somente estas 3 RAs concentram 44,0% (com 33 das empresas. Em termos de emprego, a RA que mais emprega também é a de Jacarepaguá (com 6.273 pessoas - 41,3% do total do município, onde se encontra o Pólo de Química Fina de Jacarepaguá, o qual será abordado no capítulo IV. 99 Anuário do Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ Volume 21 / 1998 Finalmente, constatamos que a Baixada de Jacarepaguá, nestes últimos 25 anos, vêm se tomando um grande pólo de investimento para o capital imobiliário (dotando-a com serviços de grande sofisticação e uma atraente área para a instalação industrial, principalmente para a Química Fina. Nome: Lauro Luiz Francisco Filho Título: O Uso do Geoprocessamento como Apoio na Gestão do Município: Petrópolis, um Estudo de Caso. Orientador: Jorge Xavier da Silva Resumo: O uso de tecnologias baseadas no geoprocessamento tem se mostrado um elemento valioso ia gestão de problemas que envolvam o território, na esfera governamental ou não. Este trabalho tem como objetivo estabelecer uma metodologia que permita o uso dessa tecnologia pelos municípios, partindo de soluções que promovam uma mudança no processo cultural de gestão do espaço municipal. A intenção não é propor um sistema fechado e definitivo, mas procedimentos que visam à absorção gradual do geoprocessamento através do uso de uma conjunto de técnicas na análise de situações problemáticas, vividas pelos municípios em suas várias escalas, gerando soluções imediatas como forma de persuasão e familiarização do administrador, do corpo administrativo e técnico do município, no uso dessa tecnologia. Na proposição do trabalho foi

  17. Film beyond boundaries: film, migrant narratives and other media

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    and Genette's definition of intertextuality, Stam defines new possibilities of reading film adaptation as a provocative dismantling of hierarchies in order to see it as a new form of critical reading of the literary text as well, “not necessarily subordinated to it”, but as a form of intertext or transtextuality. Stam's critical perspective is further enriched with his various analyses of specific film adaptations. Although working with different media like video games and digitalized film, Richard Grusin, in the essay “DVDs, Video Games, and the Cinema of Interactions” also reveals the demands for an intertextual approach in order to understand the existing relations among classic narrative cinema and other media. He elaborates on the lack of boundaries separating film and other media such as DVDs and video games, in what he defines as a cinema of “interactions” — an analogy to the early cinema of “attractions” and its reliance on the vaudeville, magic lantern shows, panoramas, traveling shows—, and the “remediation of plays, novels and other familiar stories like 'The Passion'” (74. According to Grusin, cinema has always been mediated by other narrative forms, for cinema is the remediation of an already mediated world. In his analysis of films like The Matrix Reloaded, Run, Lola Run or the hyper mediated Tulse Luper project by Greenaway, the production, distribution and reading of these films promote new challenges and possibilities of incorporating a new narrative logic, less based on the centrality of subjectivity and the realism associated with classic film. In “Da Violência Justiceira à Violência Ressentida” (“From lawful violence to resentful violence”, Ismail Xavier discusses the changing forms of representations of the bandit in contemporary Brazilian films, as compared to Cinema Novo (more specifically his analysis of Perfumed Ball (1996 in comparison to films like Glauber Rocha's Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964, or Os

  18. Film beyond boundaries: film, migrant narratives and other media Film beyond boundaries: film, migrant narratives and other media

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    dialogism and Genette's definition of intertextuality, Stam defines new possibilities of reading film adaptation as a provocative dismantling of hierarchies in order to see it as a new form of critical reading of the literary text as well, “not necessarily subordinated to it”, but as a form of intertext or transtextuality. Stam's critical perspective is further enriched with his various analyses of specific film adaptations. Although working with different media like video games and digitalized film, Richard Grusin, in the essay “DVDs, Video Games, and the Cinema of Interactions” also reveals the demands for an intertextual approach in order to understand the existing relations among classic narrative cinema and other media. He elaborates on the lack of boundaries separating film and other media such as DVDs and video games, in what he defines as a cinema of “interactions” — an analogy to the early cinema of “attractions” and its reliance on the vaudeville, magic lantern shows, panoramas, traveling shows—, and the “remediation of plays, novels and other familiar stories like 'The Passion'” (74. According to Grusin, cinema has always been mediated by other narrative forms, for cinema is the remediation of an already mediated world. In his analysis of films like The Matrix Reloaded, Run, Lola Run or the hyper mediated Tulse Luper project by Greenaway, the production, distribution and reading of these films promote new challenges and possibilities of incorporating a new narrative logic, less based on the centrality of subjectivity and the realism associated with classic film. In “Da Violência Justiceira à Violência Ressentida” (“From lawful violence to resentful violence”, Ismail Xavier discusses the changing forms of representations of the bandit in contemporary Brazilian films, as compared to Cinema Novo (more specifically his analysis of Perfumed Ball (1996 in comparison to films like Glauber Rocha's Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol

  19. Obituary: Donald Edward Osterbrock, 1924-2007

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    2007-12-01

    directorship! Don received several awards and honors for his research work. In 1991, he won lifetime achievement awards from the American Astronomical Society and Astronomical Society of the Pacific, two of astronomy's highest honors. In 1997, the Royal Astronomical Society awarded him its Gold Medal, its highest honor, seldom given to an American astronomer. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He received honorary D.Sc. degrees from five universities. Over the years, Don produced 21 Ph.D. students who turned out a significant number of today's researchers in AGN and emission line studies. Mostly after his retirement in 1992, Don authored numerous books, historical studies, and biographies of key figures in 19th- and 20th-century astronomy. He felt that history was too important to be left to historians, and adhered to the ``great man'' theory of history (that aims to explain history by the impact of great men or women) rather than pursue the deconstructionist approach of historians. In recognition for this work, the AAS's Historical Astronomy Division awarded him in 2002 the Leroy E. Doggett Prize, the highest award given to a historian of astronomy. Don was a brilliant scientist, a natural leader, and a gifted historian, yet he was also very modest and unassuming. His firm handshake, warm, infectious smile, and congenial personality were hard to resist. He thrived in the companies of his colleagues and students, freely sharing his ideas on science, history of science, or history in general. In his later years, he seemed at his best when observing on top of Mount Hamilton's Lick Observatory, once the Sun had set and the photons from an AGN were quietly and effortlessly being captured for the next exposure. He would then often kick back on ``his'' La-Z-Boy recliner in the 120-inch telescope control room and take off on one of his many fascinating stories about the history of

  20. Paresev in flight with pilot Milt Thompson

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    This movie clip runs 37 seconds in length and begins with a shot from the chase plane of NASA Dryden test pilot Milt Thompson at the controls of the Paresev, then the onboard view from the pilot's seat and finally bringing the Paresev in for a landing on the dry lakebed at Edwards AFB. The Paresev (Paraglider Rescue Vehicle) was an indirect outgrowth of kite-parachute studies by NACA Langley engineer Francis M. Rogallo. In early 1960's the 'Rogallo wing' seemed an excellent means of returning a spacecraft to Earth. The delta wing design was patented by Mr. Rogallo. In May 1961, Robert R. Gilruth, director of the NASA Space Task Group, requested studies of an inflatable Rogallo-type 'Parawing' for spacecraft. Several companies responded; North American Aviation, Downey, California, produced the most acceptable concept and development was contracted to that company. In November 1961 NASA Headquarters launched a paraglider development program, with Langley doing wind tunnel studies and the NASA Flight Research Center supporting the North American test program. The North American concept was a capsule-type vehicle with a stowed 'parawing' that could be deployed and controlled from within for a landing more like an airplane instead of a 'splash down' in the ocean. The logistics became enormous and the price exorbitant, plus NASA pilots and engineers felt some baseline experience like building a vehicle and flying a Parawing should be accomplished first. The Paresev (Paraglider Research Vehicle) was used to gain in-flight experience with four different membranes (wings), and was not used to develop the more complicated inflatable deployment system. The Paresev was designed by Charles Richard, of the Flight Research Center Vehicle and System Dynamics Branch, with the rest of the team being: engineers, Richard Klein, Gary Layton, John Orahood, and Joe Wilson; from the Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch: Frank Fedor, LeRoy Barto; Victor Horton as Project Manager, with

  1. Von der »Entstehung des öffentlichen Strafrechts« zur »Fabrikation des Verbrechens«

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    : Symposien und Synthesen 2, Köln u. a.: Böhlau 1999, VI, 390 S., ISBN 3-412-00899-0. Le pénal dans tous ses Etats. Justice, Etats et sociétés en Europe (XIIe-XXe siècles (Publication des Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis 74, ed. XAVIER ROUSSEAUX, RENE LEVY, Brüssel: Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis 1997, 462 p., ISBN 2-8028-0115-3. FRANK REXROTH, Das Milieu der Nacht. Obrigkeit und Randgruppen im spätmittelalterlichen London, Göttingen Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1999, 450 S., ISBN 3-525-35470-3. KLAUS RICHTER, Friedrich Barbarossa hält Gericht. Zur Konfliktbewältigung im 12. Jahrhundert, (Konflikt, Verbrechen und Sanktion in der Gesellschaft Alteuropas, Fallstudien 2, Köln u. a.: Böhlau 1999, IX, 227 S., ISBN 3-412-06899-3. HARRIET RUDOLPH, "Eine gelinde Regierungsart". Peinliche Strafjustiz im geistlichen Territorium. Das Hochstift Osnabrück (1716-1803, (Konflikte und Kultur - Historische Perspektiven 5, Konstanz: UVK 2001, 407 S., ISBN 3-89669-975-X. MARTIN SCHEUTZ, Alltag und Kriminalität. Disziplinierungsversuche im steirisch-österreichischen Grenzgebiet im 18. Jahrhundert, (Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Ergänzungsband 38, Wien, München: Oldenbourg 2001, 599 S., ISBN 3-7029-0452-2. MATHIAS SCHMOECKEL, Humanität und Staatsraison. Die Abschaffung der Folter in Europa und die Entwicklung des gemeinen Strafprozeß- und Beweisrechts seit dem hohen Mittelalter, Köln u. a.: Böhlau 2000, XI, 668 S., ISBN 3-412-09799-3. REINHOLD SCHORER, Die Strafgerichtsbarkeit der Reichsstadt Augsburg 1156-1548, (Konflikt, Verbrechen und Sanktion in der Gesellschaft Alteuropas, Fallstudien 3, Köln u. a.: Böhlau 2001, XI und 221 S., ISBN 3-412-09800-0. PETER SCHUSTER, Eine Stadt vor Gericht. Recht und Alltag im spätmittelalterlichen Konstanz, Paderborn 2000, 353 S., ISBN 3-506-78209-6. GERD SCHWERHOFF, Aktenkundig und gerichtsnotorisch. Einführung in die Historische Kriminalitätsforschung, (Historische Einführungen 3, T

  2. Editorial. La naturaleza y comprensión del territorio a través del hecho y memoria social

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    Full Text Available En la actualidad, hablar del territorio habitado, parece ser más apropiado que solamente centrar los distintos hechos sociales en la ciudad o, en un sentido un poco más amplio, en el contexto urbano. En ese sentido, la comprensión del territorio requiere de visiones refrescadas y la inclusión de la compleja relación entre las escalas de territorio y sus aspectos basales de sustentabilidad energética y económica, así como el diseño y planificación del territorio. En el presente número, se presenta una conjunción de trabajos que abordan estas problemáticas multidisciplinarias, y desde básicamente tres esferas de la investigación: la naturaleza del territorio y sus sistemas hídricos y económico-productivos, la importancia de diseño como moderador del paisaje urbano, y el imaginario colectivo como el registro más diáfano de interpretación del espacio vivido. En primer lugar y desde un prisma geográfico, dos trabajos encabezan y aportan de manera ilustrada, con una mirada sobre la dinámica del sistema urbano-regional costero, y desde dos ámbitos. El primero de escala internacional, en donde María Christina Fragkou, Teresa Vicent, Xavier Gabarrell, relevan la importancia de los flujos energéticos como herramienta de análisis territorial. A través de la revisión del caso de la Región Metropolitana de Barcelona, las autoras reflexionan en que “el estudio del metabolismo energético a escala urbana y regional es una herramienta” que permite replicar el uso de la energía y se plasmada en ”concretas propuestas de planificación con el fin de ahorrar recursos y alcanzar el objetivo de la autosuficiencia energética”. De esta forma, una ciudad más eficiente energéticamente sin duda incluye la anhelada sustentabilidad. Por su parte, Antonio Daher pone en discusión desde la visión nacional y regional norte, como la estrategia de “cluster minero” en Antofagasta, cuya región es emblemática del modelo exportador

  3. Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine

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    Dainty, Christopher

    2008-01-01

    wavefront corrector ophthalmic adaptive optics: design and alignment (oral paper) / Alfredo Dubra and David Williams. High speed simultaneous SLO/OCT imaging of the human retina with adaptive optics (oral paper) / M. Pircher ... [et al.]. Characterization of an AO-OCT system (oral paper) / Julia W. Evans ... [et al.]. Adaptive optics optical coherence tomography for retina imaging (oral paper) / Guohua Shi ... [et al.]. Development, calibration and performance of an electromagnetic-mirror-based adaptive optics system for visual optics (oral paper) / Enrique Gambra ... [et al.]. Adaptive eye model (poster paper) / Sergey O. Galetskzy and Alexty V. Kudryashov. Adaptive optics system for retinal imaging based on a pyramid wavefront sensor (poster paper) / Sabine Chiesa ... [et al.]. Modeling of non-stationary dynamic ocular aberrations (poster paper) / Conor Leahy and Chris Dainty. High-order aberrations and accommodation of human eye (poster paper) / Lixia Xue ... [et al.]. Electromagnetic deformable mirror: experimental assessment and first ophthalmic applications (poster paper) / L. Vabre ... [et al.]. Correcting ocular aberrations in optical coherence tomography (poster paper) / Simon Tuohy ... [et al.] -- pt. 4. Adaptive optics in optical storage and microscopy. The application of liquid crystal aberration compensator for the optical disc systems (invited paper) / Masakazu Ogasawara. Commercialization of the adaptive scanning optical microscope (ASOM) (oral paper) / Benjamin Potsaid ... [et al.]. A practical implementation of adaptive optics for aberration compensation in optical microscopy (oral paper) / A. J. Wright ... [et al.]. Active focus locking in an optically sectioning microscope using adaptive optics (poster paper) / S. Poland, A. J. Wright, J. M. Girkin. Towards four dimensional particle tracking for biological applications / Heather I. Campbell ... [et al.]. Adaptive optics for microscopy (poster paper) / Xavier Levecq -- pt. 5. Adaptive optics in lasers

  4. Evaluating the impact of existing legislation in Europe with regard to Female Genital Mutilation. Spanish National Report

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    , 26, 27 and 28 november 2003 The study was financed by the European Commission, Daphne programme, and ran from January 2003 to March 2004 (EC-CONTRACT no 02/058/WYC. In additon, in the period we have done this study, the Centre of Studies on Citizenship, Migration and Minorities was financed with other projects related: “Indicadores y medidas para el desarrollo de políticas públicas de integración social de los inmigrantes y la garantía de sus derechos en la Comunidad Valenciana”, [indicators and measures to develop public policies for social integration of immigrants and the protection of their fundamental rights in the Land of Valencia], Project I+D “Generalitat Valenciana”; 2002-2003; "Los derechos fundamentales en las sociedades multiculturales" [fundamental rights in multicultural societies], project I+D, Subdirección General de Proyectos de Investigación, Dirección General de Investigación, Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, november 2002-october 2005; “Los derechos de participación como elemento de integración de los inmigrantes” [participation rights as a element of the integration of immigrants], II Convocatoria de Ayudas a la Investigación en Economía, Demografía y Estudios de Población y Estudios Europeos de la Fundacion BBVA; 2004-2005. We wish to thank all who have collaborated in this study, specially we remark the collaboration and contributions of Elena Gascón Sorribas (Sociology of Law Laboratory; University of Zaragoza; María Heras García (Public Prosecutor; Dolores Gisbert Millet (Doctor, Health Service, Valencia; Ignacio de Lucas (Public Prosecutor; Laura Matilla (Lawyer, city council of Cullera; Joan Mayoral Simón (Justice Evaluating the impact of existing legislation with regard to Female Genital Mutilation..Spanish National Report. Daphne Programme Department, Regional Government of Catalonia; Xavier Montagud (Social Services, Regional Government of Valencia; and Dolores Sabater Collado (Court Secretary. With the

  5. Editorial

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    Full Text Available Este é o terceiro número da Linguamática e o primeiro de 2010, um número que termina o percurso da revista ao longo de um ano. Trata-se de uma edição especial com artigos seleccionados do Sétimo Simpósio Brasileiro de Tecnologia da Informação e da Linguagem Humana (STIL'09, o que demonstra o interesse da nossa comunidade científica da Linguamática.Todos os artigos deste número especial são publicados na secção dedicada aos Artigos de Investigação. Agradecemos a colaboração dos autores seleccionados e dos organizadores do STIL na elaboração deste número da Linguamática.Finalmente, queremos marcar mais uma etapa na revista celebrando a indexação  da Linguamática em catálogos de bibliotecas digitais e em índices públicos de revistas electrónicas, entre os quais salientamos o Latindex — Sistema Regional de informacióon en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal —, o DOAJ — Directory of Open Access Journals —, o Google Scholar e o The Linguist List.  Alberto SimõesJosé João AlmeidaXavier Gómez Guinovart  Uma visão geral dos avanços noSimpósio de Tecnologia da Informação e Linguagem HumanaEsta edição especial da Linguamática contém uma seleção dos artigos apresentados no 7º Simpósio de Tecnologia da Informação e Linguagem Humana (STIL 2009, que ocorreu de 8 a 11 de setembro de 2009 na Universidade de São Paulo (campus São Carlos, Brasil (http://www.nilc.icmc.usp.br/til/stil2009_English. O STIL é o evento anual de Tecnologia da Linguagem apoiado pela Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC e pela Comissão Especial de Processamento de Linguagem Natural. Este evento tem um caráter multidisciplinar, abrangendo um amplo espectro de disciplinas relacionadas à Tecnologia da Linguagem Humana, tais como Lingüística, Ciências da Computação, Psicologia, Ciência da Informação, entre outros, e tem por objetivo reunir participantes acad

  6. EDITORIAL: Focus on Quantum Cryptography: Theory and Practice FOCUS ON QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY: THEORY AND PRACTICE

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    Lütkenhaus, N.; Shields, A. J.

    2009-04-01

    superconducting single-photon detectors Lijun Ma, S Nam, Hai Xu, B Baek, Tiejun Chang, O Slattery, A Mink and Xiao Tang Practical gigahertz quantum key distribution based on avalanche photodiodes Z L Yuan, A R Dixon, J F Dynes, A W Sharpe and A J Shields Simple security proof of quantum key distribution based on complementarity M Koashi Feasibility of satellite quantum key distribution C Bonato, A Tomaello, V Da Deppo, G Naletto and P Villoresi Programmable instrumentation and gigahertz signaling for single-photon quantum communication systems Alan Mink, Joshua C Bienfang, Robert Carpenter, Lijun Ma, Barry Hershman, Alessandro Restelli and Xiao Tang Experimental polarization encoded quantum key distribution over optical fibres with real-time continuous birefringence compensation G B Xavier, N Walenta, G Vilela de Faria, G P Temporão, N Gisin, H Zbinden and J P von der Weid Feasibility of free space quantum key distribution with coherent polarization states D Elser, T Bartley, B Heim, Ch Wittmann, D Sych and G Leuchs A fully automated entanglement-based quantum cryptography system for telecom fiber networks Alexander Treiber, Andreas Poppe, Michael Hentschel, Daniele Ferrini, Thomas Lorünser, Edwin Querasser, Thomas Matyus, Hannes Hübel and Anton Zeilinger Dense wavelength multiplexing of 1550 nm QKD with strong classical channels in reconfigurable networking environments N A Peters, P Toliver, T E Chapuran, R J Runser, S R McNown, C G Peterson, D Rosenberg, N Dallmann, R J Hughes, K P McCabe, J E Nordholt and K T Tyagi Clock synchronization by remote detection of correlated photon pairs Caleb Ho, Antía Lamas-Linares and Christian Kurtsiefer Megabits secure key rate quantum key distribution Q Zhang, H Takesue, T Honjo, K Wen, T Hirohata, M Suyama, Y Takiguchi, H Kamada, Y Tokura, O Tadanaga, Y Nishida, M Asobe and Y Yamamoto Practical long-distance quantum key distribution system using decoy levels D Rosenberg, C G Peterson, J W Harrington, P R Rice, N Dallmann, K T Tyagi, K P

  7. Evaluating the impact of existing legislation in Europe with regard to Female Genital Mutilation. Spanish National Report

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    , 26, 27 and 28 november 2003 The study was financed by the European Commission, Daphne programme, and ran from January 2003 to March 2004 (EC-CONTRACT no 02/058/WYC. In additon, in the period we have done this study, the Centre of Studies on Citizenship, Migration and Minorities was financed with other projects related: “Indicadores y medidas para el desarrollo de políticas públicas de integración social de los inmigrantes y la garantía de sus derechos en la Comunidad Valenciana”, [indicators and measures to develop public policies for social integration of immigrants and the protection of their fundamental rights in the Land of Valencia], Project I+D “Generalitat Valenciana”; 2002-2003; "Los derechos fundamentales en las sociedades multiculturales" [fundamental rights in multicultural societies], project I+D, Subdirección General de Proyectos de Investigación, Dirección General de Investigación, Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, november 2002-october 2005; “Los derechos de participación como elemento de integración de los inmigrantes” [participation rights as a element of the integration of immigrants], II Convocatoria de Ayudas a la Investigación en Economía, Demografía y Estudios de Población y Estudios Europeos de la Fundacion BBVA; 2004-2005. We wish to thank all who have collaborated in this study, specially we remark the collaboration and contributions of Elena Gascón Sorribas (Sociology of Law Laboratory; University of Zaragoza; María Heras García (Public Prosecutor; Dolores Gisbert Millet (Doctor, Health Service, Valencia; Ignacio de Lucas (Public Prosecutor; Laura Matilla (Lawyer, city council of Cullera; Joan Mayoral Simón (Justice Evaluating the impact of existing legislation with regard to Female Genital Mutilation..Spanish National Report. Daphne Programme Department, Regional Government of Catalonia; Xavier Montagud (Social Services, Regional Government of Valencia; and Dolores Sabater Collado (Court Secretary.With the

  8. M2-F1 lifting body and Paresev 1B on ramp

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    -parachute studies by NACA Langley engineer Francis M. Rogallo. In the early 1960s the 'Rogallo wing' seemed an excellent means of returning a spacecraft to Earth. The delta wing design was patented by Mr. Rogallo. In May 1961, Robert R. Gilruth, director NASA's Space Task Group, requested studies of an inflatable Rogallo-type 'Parawing' for spacecraft. Several companies responded; North American Aviation produced the most acceptable concept and development was contracted to that company. In November 1961 NASA Headquarters launched a paraglider development program, with Langely doing wind-tunnel studies and the NASA Flight Research Center supporting the North American test program. The North American concept was a capsule type vehicle with a stowed 'parawing' that could be deployed and controlled from within for a landing more like an airplane instead of a 'splash down' in the ocean as was the practice in the Mercury and later the Gemini and Apollo programs. The logistics became enormous and the price exorbitant, besides which, NASA pilots and engineers felt some baseline experience like building a vehicle and flying a Parawing should be accomplished first. The Paresev (Paraglider Research Vehicle) was used to gain in-flight experience with four different membranes (wings) and was not used to develop the more complicated inflatable deployment system. The Paresev was designed by Charles Richard, of the Flight Research Center's Vehicle and System Dynamics Branch, with the rest of the team being: engineers Richard Klein, Gary Layton, John Orahood, and Joe Wilson; Frank Fedor and LeRoy Barto from the Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch; Project Manager Victor Horton, with Gary Layton becoming Project Manager later on in the Program. Mr. Paul Bikle, Director of the Center, gave instructions that were short and to the point: build a single-seat Paraglider and 'do it quick and cheap.' The Paresev was unpowered, the 'fuselage' an open framework fabricated of welded 4130 steel tubing

  9. PREFACE: XVth International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics (CALOR2012)

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    Akchurin, Nural

    2012-12-01

    Universita' & INFN Milano-Bicocca TADEVOSYAN, Vardan AANL TAKESHITA, Tohru Shinshu University TALAGA, Richard Argonne National Laboratory TAPAN, Ilhan Uludag University TERWORT, Mark DESY TSAI, Oleg UCLA TULLY, Christopher Princeton University UNAL, Guillaume CERN VICHOU, Eirini University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign VILASIS-CARDONA, Xavier La Salle - Universitat Ramon Llull VOLOBOUEV, Igor Texas Tech University VOLPI, Matteo The University of Melbourne WANG, Zhigang IHEP-Beijing, CAS WENZEL, Hans Fermilab WHITE, Andy University of Texas at Arlington WIGMANS, Richard Texas Tech University WINN, David Fairfield University WOODY, Craig Brookhaven National Lab YANG, Fan California Institute of Technology ZABI, Alexandre LLR-Ecole Polytechnique ZHANG, Liyuan California Institute of Technoogy ZHAO, Zhiwen University of Virginia ZHU, Kejun IHEP-Beijing, CAS ZHU, Ren-Yuan California Institute of Technology ZUTSHI, Vishnu Northern Illinois University

  10. Book Review: Zarzo, E. (2016, Memoria Retórica y Experiencia Estética. Retórica, Estética y Educación. Madrid: Dykinson

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    revealed as a mediator between experience and expression. Its conceptual reconstruction is undertaken again, in order to achieve a concept of anthropological time that is solidary with those already rebuilt, thanks to the complementarity between the concept of time as quehacer (as task defined by José Ortega y Gasset, the temporeidad of Xavier Zubiri and the tiempo mediador (mediator time of María Zambrano. The last duality to be resolved, the relationship between memory and history, both pierced by the experience of time, is solved by addressing the issue from expression in history, and interpreting it as an attribution of temporality, which leads to the analysis of Gadamer and Ricoeur's works. Thus a current concept of experience is defined, one that assumes the internal and external continuous transitoriness as an element of the reality in which man is integrated, not as a cogitative subject but as an indissoluble part, in which the mnemonic art is perfectly integrated as a spiritual operation of meaning. After the first two sections, devoted respectively to the historical evolution of the concepts of memory and experience, the third chapter, “Experiencia estética y estética de la experiencia: tiempo y memoria en conclusión” (Aesthetic experience and aesthetics of experience: time and memory, in conclusion, closes with the historical-conceptual reconstruction. The findings raised here lead research into the field of education, since, in Esther Zarzo's view, aesthetic education of the memory is the first step toward regaining the experience of intentional time. And as such, the argument that Bildung is put before that of Form, is recovered here. A Bildung in which what is fundamental is not the resulting product, but the interior forming process in constant development. The realization that is explored is precisely its compound element of Bild, of image; that image that is imitated and in turn, also modelled to imitate, build and developed by oneself. The matter

  11. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia - Dissertações Defendidas 2002 - Mestrado - Instituto de Geociências - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

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    mais parecem um “forno” do que um local de amenidade. Autor: Fabio Bonatto Orientador: Jorge Xavier da Silva Título: Transformações na paisagem natural de Boa Vista, Roraima: umdiagnóstico Ambiental por Geoprocessamento Resumo: O confronto entre a necessidade da informação geográfica e a escassez de dados orientados ao Planejamento Ambiental, em particular para a região amazônica, provocou a elaboração deste estudo, o qual parte da análise histórica do processo de ocupação 200 Anuário do Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ Volume 25 / 2002 humana da região, salientando a contribuição das expedições técnico-científicas, bem como dos estudos contemporâneos, que forneceram a base para o entendimento da evolução da paisagem regional e permitiram a construção do modelo conceitual da dinâmica de transformação da paisagem local. A reunião deste conjunto de dados e informações ancilares, onde a tecnologia do Sensoriamento Remoto possibilitou o registro espacial das diferentes feições de interesse ao trabalho, foi preconizada pela utilização da Metodologia de Geoprocessamento proposta por XAVIER-DA-SILVA (1999, a qual permitiu a organização e manipulação desta vasta massa de dados. Como produtos tem-se a criação de um Modelo Digital do Ambiente e, com a realização das Análises Ambientais, o diagnóstico das transformações da paisagem de Boa Vista, que conduziram à elaboração de um Modelo de Intervenção Ambiental voltado ao Planejamento da Ocupação Urbana e à Gestão dos Recursos Naturais de maneira integrada e indissociável. Autor: Paulo Roberto Russo Orientador: Ana Maria de Paiva Macedo Brandão Título: A Distribuição das Concentrações de Partículas em Suspensão na Atmosfera da Porção Centro-oriental do Município do Rio de Janeiro: Considerações Preliminares sobre s Correlação Saúde Pública e Poluição Atmosférica Resumo: A poluição atmosférica se apresenta neste início de século como um dos

  12. From Editor

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    Towards Quality Of Distance Education In Tamil Nadu” and written by D. SUGUMAR, K. THANDAVAMOORTHY and S. Joseph Xavier from Trichy, Tamil Nadu, INDIA. In Their article indicated that the quality of education of any distance learning programme is maintained by various ways, such as: quality of study material, internal and external evaluation, and student support methods and so on. The above aspects should be available in aspects to the post graduate degree students. In this research ex post facto research with field survey is used. It was carried out all over Tamil Nadu. The students who have enrolled for distance post graduate programme through study centres of Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU, Annamalai University and Alagappa University were taken into consideration for collecting data. The total sample size was 600 respondents who were selected equally from all locations. The primary data were collected through questionnaire cum interview schedule method. The questionnaire is well structured and tested for reliability, testability and analytical ability. This study concludes that distance education programmes. With such a huge network spanning across the country, and the growth being exponential in a comparatively short period of time, there is a growing concern for the quality in education being imparted through such institutions. This study has confirmed that most of the students are highly satisfied towards the management education by the distance education mode expect few facts, there are students not satisfied with the PCP time schedule, syllabus covered by the course material and stipulated time for the payments of course fees. This study has identified some of the dissatisfying factors and suggested various ways and means to overcome those problems. Based on this research it may presume that there would be grater satisfaction towards most of the tested variables. The 16th article is on “A Comparison Of Student Views On Web-Based And Face-To-Face H

  13. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geologia - Teses Defendidas 2000 - Doutorado - Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ

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    tempo para estimação de teores e reservas de ouro, mas nenhuma delas mostrou-se satisfatória. A própria Geoestatística Indicatriz, que surgiu em função de problemas de assimetria na distribuição de dados, necessita de tantos variogramas quantos forem os teores de corte, e pode levar a problemas de ordem. Aqui apresentaremos a Geoestatística Paramétrica de Campo (GPC, que necessita somente de um variograma, em geral de bom comportamento, não acarreta qualquer problema de ordem e transforma o cáculo de reservas de ouro em um problema de fácil execução. A GPC lida simultaneamente com a função distribuição e com o arranjo espacial de amostras. O método se aplica também a qualquer outra variável cuja distribuição seja altamente assimétrica. Quando utilizado para distribuições simétricas ou pouco simétricas, os resultados são similares aos obtidos através da Geoestatística Clássica, com uma menor dispersão de erro. Assim, a GPC parece poder substituir a Geoestatística anterior com vantagens em todos os casos. A Geoestatística Clássica pode ser vista como um caso particular da Geoestatística Paramétrica de Campo. Nome: Ciro Alexandre Ávila Orientador: Joel Gomes Valença Título: Geologia, petrografia e geocronologia de corpos plutônicos paleoproterozóicos da borda meridional do cráton do São Francisco, região de São João Del Rei, Minas Gerais Resumo: A área estudada localiza-se na porção meridional do Cráton São Francisco, entre as cidades de Cassiterita, Ritápolis, São João del Rei e Coronel Xavier Chaves, e é representada por diversos corpos plutônicos, os quais encontram-se encaixados em 37 Anuário do Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ Volume 23 / 2000 gnaisses e migmatitos do Complexo Mantiqueira provavelmente Arqueanos, em rochas ultramáficas, máficas e sedimentares de duas Sucessões Greenstone Belt possivelmente Arqueanas e em andesitos/basaltos de idade indefinida. A partir dos trabalhos de campo, nas escalas

  14. Revista História da Educação - RHE, v. 12, n. 26, 2008

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    sobre estabelecimentos católicos de ensino secundário, a partir de inspiração bourdieusiana e da perspectiva de gênero. O ensaio “A formação do esprit de sion”, de Ângela Xavier de Brito, estuda a “cultura escolar católica de tradição francesa” no Colégio Notre Dame de Sion do Rio de Janeiro. O intuito da socióloga franco-brasileira é descortinar as estratégias explícitas e sutis da socialização escolar de adolescentes do sexo feminino de uma fração das classes abastadas da então capital do Brasil, colocadas em marcha por freiras de origem francesa. O artigo “A educação secundária feminina: uma história Catarina (1935-1947”, de Letícia Cortellazzi Garcia, reflete sobre a socialização de alunas no Colégio Coração de Jesus, localizado em Florianópolis e dirigido pelas Irmãs da Divina Providência de ascendência germânica. Esse trabalho contribui para compreender a generificação da cultura escolar inscrita na Lei Orgânica do Ensino Secundário (1942 e, sobremaneira, nas práticas educativas dirigidas a moças de elite da acanhada capital catarinense dos anos 30 e 40 do século XX. O texto “A força da tradição: ex-alunos do Colégio Catarinense em destaque e em rede”, de Norberto Dallabrida, procura compreender a importância simbólica dos ex-alunos célebres na construção da excelência escolar de um colégio de elite e a articulação da associação de ex-alunos com o intuito de manter e atualizar capital social.

    A releitura histórica do ensino secundário realizada no presente dossiê deseja contribuir com o debate contemporâneo em torno da universalização e da democratização do ensino médio brasileiro.

     

    Eduardo Arriada e Norberto Dallabrida

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    a um conjunto de ações relativas ao tratamento arquitetônico e urbanístico. Na esteira desse processo e a exemplo de outras grandes cidades brasileiras, a cidade do Recife tem sido palco de algumas experiências inovadoras, sob a égide da busca de padrões de melhor qualidade de vida e de inserção no cenário econômico contemporâneo. Os bairros de sua área central sobretudo os do Recife e de São José - são exemplos de diferentes concepções de 'revitalização" desde metade dos anos 1980 e com maior intensidade a partir de 1994, apresentando, objetivos e resultados distintos, mas guardando em comum, a perspectiva da seletividade sócio-espacial. Privilegia-se, assim, alguns setores em detrimento de outros, indesejáveis e/ou incompatíveis com a concepção hegemônica de desenvolvimento. Territorialidades religiosas, comerciais, sexuais, entre outras, são reeditadas - ou reprimidas neste fim de século sob múltiplos arranjos e formas. A partir de dois setores "revitalizados' pela Prefeitura da Cidade do Recife - a rua do Bom Jesus (Bairro do Recife e Av. Dantas Barreto (bairros de Santo Antônio e de São José - são analisadas neste trabalho permanências e mudanças sócio-espaciais verificadas na área central da cidade a partir de territorialidades de seus freqüentadores, visando verificar os efeitos de planos de revitalização nas relações cotidianas da população com os espaços centrais. Ao analisar tais práticas neste trabalho, pretende-se evocar a necessidade da apreensão da realidade urbana sob diversos ângulos de sua complexidade - incluindo a dimensão cotidiana - destacando a importância de agentes co-participantes nesses processos de requalificação sócio-espacial, enquanto fontes significativas no estudo das cidades contemporâneas. Nome: Luís Fernando Barbosa De Almeida Orientador: Jorge Xavier da Silva Título: A Metodologia da Disseminação da Informação Geográfica e os Metadados Resumo: O presente trabalho visa

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    com as bandas tonalíticas, em forma de dobras Dn+1, apertadas e fechadas a isoclinais, e forte transposição para uma foliação plano axial dessas dobras, verticalizada a subverticalizada, e orientada segundo NESW, estão associadas à fase de deformação Dn+2, fase esta, que terminou gerando o padrão estrutural regional, de mesma orientação, das faixas de greenstones e corpos metagranitóides a elas interpostos. Do amplo espectro composicional desses metagranitóides (granítico a tonalítico, os membros correspondentes a sienogranitos, monzogranitos e certos granodioritos, posicionaram-se cedo-sintectonicamente em relação a essa fase de deformação. Nome: Romulo Borges Alves Bergamo Orientador: Jorge Xavier da Silva Título: Diagnóstico Ambiental no Município de Mangaratiba - RJ: Uma Análise por Geoprocessamento 109 Anuário do Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ Volume 22 / 1999 Resumo: Esta dissertação é uma análise geo-ambiental por Geoprocessamento, executada sobre dados georreferenciados organizados como Planos de informação territorial. Os dados são oriundos de diversas fontes secundárias e de levantamentos de campo efetuados no município de Mangaratiba (RJ. Foi criado um Inventário ambiental básico, composto pelos sete seguintes Cartogramas digitais: Dados Básicos, Altimetria, Declividades, Uso do Solo/Cobertura Vegetal, Geomorfologia, Unidades Litológicas e Proximidades. A partir destes Cartogramas foram feitas estimativas de: Potencialidades, Riscos, Incongruências de Uso, Áreas Críticas, Potenciais conflitantes e Impactos ambientais setorializados. Os resultados obtidos através das inúmeras Avaliações ambientais, têm como objetivo fornecer a base de conhecimentos necessária a um melhor aproveitamento dos recursos naturais do município, fornecendo subsídios concretos a orgãos municipais e estaduais para determinação de um Zoneamento ambiental, responsável pela determinação de áreas favoráveis ou não à ocupa

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    ças sazonais. Os parâmetros apresentados por este trabalho confirmam o uso dos foraminíferos como bioindicadores em regiões impactadas. Projeto Tagubar: Aeração Tangencial e Recuperação da Baía de Guanabara Lucia Verçosa Carvalheira – Departamento de Oceanografia e Hidrologia da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – OCN/UERJ, Guido Perin – Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia - Itália, Liane Maria Azevedo Dornelles – OCN/UERJ, Luiz Saavedra – OCN/ UERJ, Marcelo Sperle Dias – OCN/UERJ, Maurizio Bonardi – CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Itália. Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524 sala 4143-F, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, CEP:20550-013. e-mail: lucia@uerj.br O projeto TAGUBAR (TAngential GUanabara Bay Aeration and Recovery, fruto de um Programa de Cooperação Técnica Bilaterial Brasil e Itália representados, respectivamente, pela Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ e Universidade Italiana Ca’Foscari de Veneza, consiste na transferência e aplicação de tecnologia e treinamento de pessoal em despoluição de ambientes estuarinos e lagunares. Este programa de cooperação pretende testar tecnologia e disponibilizar meios para viabilizar a complementação da recuperação do corpo d’água da Baía de Guanabara, aplicando o know-how transferido e derivado de experimento in loco, a toda a Baía. O encargo do Governo do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, através da Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente e Desenvolvimento Sustentado – SEMADS, política e tecnicamente proposto a este escopo, é o de dar prosseguimento à recuperação do ecossistema, embasado nos resultados da experiência realizada. Para tal, o Estado do Rio de Janeiro participa através da supervisão e atuação da FEEMA – Fundação Estadual de Engenharia e Meio Ambiente, da aquiescência do PDBG – Programa de Despoluição de Baía, do apoio da SESARH – Secretaria de Estado de Saneamento e Recursos Hídricos, e da Universidade do Estado do Rio de

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    . Nome: Lauro Luiz Francisco Filho Orientador: Jorge Xavier da Silva Título: O Uso do Geoprocessamento como Apoio na Gestão Municipal 126 Anuário do Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ Volume 22 / 1999 Resumo: O uso de tecnoloqias baseadas no geoprocessamento tem se mostrado um elemento valioso ia gestão de problemas que envolvam o território, na esfera governamental ou não. Este trabalho tem como objetivo estabelecer uma metodologia que permita o uso dessa tecnologia pelos municípios, partindo de soluções que promovam uma mudança no processo cultural de gestão do espaço municipal. A intenção não é propor um sistema fechado e definitivo, mas procedimentos que visam à absorção gradual do geoprocessamento através do uso de um conjunto de técnicas na análise de situações problemáticas, vividas pelos municípios em suas várias escalas, gerando soluções imediatas como forma de persuasão e familiarização do administrador, do corpo administrativo e técnico do município, no uso dessa tecnologia. Na proposição do trabalho foi usado como exemplo o município de Petrópolis, observando- se suas características físicas, sociais e econômicas. Foi selecionada uma área representativa do município como piloto para as aplicações em pequena escala, e todo o município como proposta geral. O trabalho propõe uma metodologia de abordagem em captação, processamento e geração de dados que possam ser usados como apoio à gestão do município, dividindo as ações na avaliação de três situações problemáticas, em escalas que vão do detalhe urbano ao território como um todo. Cada situação é detalhada na sua e comentada nos seus resultados. Finalmente, há uma avaliação dos resultados obtidos e uma série de sugestões para que haja prosseguimento do trabalho num nível mais elevado. Nome: Lea Caban Orientador: Lia Osorio Machado Título: A Fronteira do Guaporé: O Processo de Apropriação de Terras e a Organização do Espaço Agr

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    bandas residuais. As propriedades físicas da rocha tais como densidade, porosidade e reologia mudam durante o intemperismo. O Itabirito, FFB paleoproterozóica metamorfizada do Quadrilátero Ferrífero (QF, Brasil, mostra diversas fácies de intemperismo. Uma forte ligação entre a superfície topográfica, a densidade e o teor de ferro da rocha ocorre na zona intemperizada da FFB. Essa ligação é devida à dissolução parcial da sílica, dos silicatos e carbonatos do itabirito, com conseqüente rearranjo e quebra das bandas remanescentes, gerando estruturas de colapso, "kink bands" e modificações na atitude das bandas. A densidade original do itabirito fresco diminui nos primeiros estágios de lixiviação, de 3,7 t/m3 para 2,5 t/m3, e aumenta à medida que se intensifica a concentração residual do ferro, formando o minério hematítico friável, com densidades de até 3,6 t/m3. O teor da FFB aumenta de 38% em Fe, em média, para 66% em Fe, no minério. Depressões fechadas (dolinas, preenchidas por sedimentos cenozóicos, desenvolvemse sobre as zonas enriquecidas, concomitantemente ao intemperismo da FFB. Importantes depósitos de minério de ferro no QF têm gênese relacionada a processos intempéricos: Pico do Itabirito, Fábrica Nova, Casa de Pedra, Tamanduá, Águas Claras, Capão Xavier, etc. A grande dispersão espacial destes depósitos revela que a evolução supergênica tem caráter regional e representa o mais forte fator na formação do minério de ferro friável de alto teor. A principal reserva de minério hematítico friável da Mina do Pico de Itabirito tem origem supergênica. Na face norte da mina, domínio itabirítico, a FFB é predominantemente silicosa. As zonas alteradas goethíticas têm protólitos anfibolíticos e carbonáticos, ou associam-se às cangas superficiais. As estruturas mapeadas nesse domínio evidenciam colapsos provocados pela dissolução da FFB e das rochas carbonáticas de contato das Formações Gandarela e Batatal