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  1. Asbestiprobleem Eestis lahendamata / Hubert Kahn

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    Kahn, Hubert

    2006-01-01

    Asbesti tervist kahjustavast toimest ning asbesti tootmise ja kasutamise järkjärgulisest piiramisest eri riikides. Tabelid: Asbesti liigid; Asbesti osatähtsus tehnikas ja tehnoloogias; Asbesti toodang maailmas 1988. aastal

  2. Verba volant, scripta manent / Milvi Tedremaa

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    Tedremaa, Milvi, 1937-2012

    1999-01-01

    Rets. rmt.: Meie õppisime raamatukogundust Tartu Ülikoolis / koost. Maare Kümnik, Kaja Noodla. Tartu, 1998. Vastukaja: Peep, Laine. Mitte ainult Milvi Tedremaale // Raamatukogu (1999) nr. 4, lk. 44

  3. Rahvusvaheline Töötervishoiu Organisatsioon - tänapäeva töötervishoiu ajutrust / Milvi Moks

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    Moks, Milvi

    2007-01-01

    17.-18. juunil 2006. a. Milaanos toimunud Rahvusvahelise Töötervishoiu Organisatsiooni (International Commission on Occupational Health, ICOH) 28. kongressist. ICOHi eesmärkidest ja liikmeks saamise tingimustest. Konverentsil valiti ICOHi auliikmeks OÜ Preventme juhatuse esimees, meditsiinidoktor Hubert Kahn

  4. Töötervishoid laias maailmas / refereerinud Hubert Kahn

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    2010-01-01

    Töötervishoiu uudiseid Hiinast, Jaapanist, Aafrikast ja Euroopast ajakirjadest Asian-Pasific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety ja African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety (2009) nr. 3

  5. Kahn in Context.

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    Hagood, Jonathan

    1999-01-01

    Describes the architectural planning for a new engineering and science building at the University of Texas-Pan American (Edinburg) where the campus design (Louis Kahn architectural concept) emphasizes an extensive and expressive use of brick and strongly geometric forms. How the new building retained the flavor of the old campus design while…

  6. Kahn, Prof. Oliver

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    Fellow Profile. Elected: 1999 Honorary. Kahn, Prof. Oliver. Date of birth: 13 September 1942. Date of death: 8 December 1999. Last known address: Laboratoire des Sciences Moléculair, Institut de Chimie de la Matire, Condensée de Bordeaux, UPR CNRS No. 9048, 33608 Pessac, France. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook ...

  7. Hubert Curien (1924-2005)

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    2005-01-01

    It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Hubert Curien, one of CERN's great supporters, who served as the President of the CERN Council between 1994 and 1996. The following message of condolence has been sent to his wife and family on behalf of the Organization.

  8. 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...

  9. International Symposium in Norway : Occupational health in small and medium-sized enterprises / Hubert Kahn

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    Kahn, Hubert, 1930-

    1998-01-01

    28.-30. mail 1998. a. Rahvusvahelise Tööinspektsiooni Assotsiatsiooni (IALI) ja Norra Tööinspektsiooni poolt Bergenis korraldatud tööohutuse ja töötervishoiu alasest rahvusvahelisest sümpoosiumist

  10. Hubert Curien, architect of science in Europe

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    2005-01-01

    Professor Hubert Curien, former French Research Minister and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996, passed away on 6 February 2005 at the age of 80. Hubert Curien (in the middle) with the Japanese Minister for Education, Science and Culture, Kaoru Yosano, and CERN's Director-General, Christopher Llewellyn Smith, at the ceremony marking the start of collaboration between CERN and Japan in 1995. It is impossible to summarise all of Professor Curien's many contributions to the fields of science, politics and management in a few lines. One of the dominating features of his career, however, was undoubtedly his tireless promotion and crafting of a strong and united scientific Europe. Born in 1924, Professor Curien passed the physics agrégation, a competitive teaching examination, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1949. His speciality was crystallography, a field in which he obtained his doctorate in 1952. A lecturer at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and subsequently the ...

  11. Kahn / Kubrick. Simetrías compositivas

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    Angel L. Camacho Pina

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Partes clave de la historia del cine o de la arquitectura, tanto en la obra de Stanley Kubrick como en la de Louis Kahn están fuertemente ligadas a ciertos conceptos comunes; entre ellos, y por encima del resto, la idea de orden formal, no independiente a su vez del ideal de perfección. Dejando en un segundo plano las significativas analogías biográficas, en el presente trabajo se abordan las posibles convergencias entre aspectos formales de ambos autores: la composición arquitectónica de Kahn y la puesta en escena practicada por Kubrick. Los dos además, desarrollaron su trabajo de forma particularmente intensa con un control total de su obra y ejercieron su profesión desde la perspectiva casi exclusiva de la obra de arte.

  12. Corner Office: ProQuest's Marty Kahn

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    Fialkoff, Francine; Oder, Norman

    2009-01-01

    In a scant three years at ProQuest, Marty Kahn, CEO, has moved a company coming out of a financial morass back onto solid ground. He came on board after the purchase of ProQuest Information and Learning by the (mostly) privately owned Cambridge Information Group in late 2006 and the merger of ProQuest and CSA to form ProQuest CSA. (It's now just…

  13. Kahn : Vene nõuded on seotud tippkohtumisega / Jüri Kahn ; interv. Toomas Sildam

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    Kahn, Jüri, 1953-

    2002-01-01

    Aastatel 1992-1995 suursaadikuna Moskvas töötanud Jüri Kahn peab tõenäoliseks, et Venemaa asevälisministri Jevgeni Gussarovi Eestile esitatud nõudmised on presidentide Rüütli ja Putini võimaliku kohtumise Vene-poolne stsenaarium

  14. The Kodaikanal Experience: Chapter II. Kahn-Montessori Interview

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    NAMTA Journal, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This article provides an interview transcript between David Kahn and Mario Montessori (1898-1982), son of Dr. Maria Montessori. Mario Montessori dedicated his life to the preservation, dissemination and application of Montessori's works. Herein Kahn asks Montessori about his time living in the hills of Kodaikanal, India. Montessori touches upon…

  15. Lecture by Hubert Reeves: "The future of life on Earth"

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    2007-01-01

    THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2007 at 8.00 p.m. CERN, Globe of Science and Innovation, Route de Meyrin, 1211 Geneva Our planet is unwell, as witnessed by global warming, the exhaustion of natural resources, soil and water pollution, the uneven distribution of wealth, human malnutrition, the extinction of species, etc. Is the situation really so dire? What should we make of the theories that challenge this pessimism? Hubert Reeves will review the threats facing our planet in detail, based on the most credible scientific data available - and the associated uncertainties - and conclude that it is not life on Earth but the future of the human race that is in danger. Is the fate of mankind, whose origins go back millions of years, to be decided in the space of a few decades? Our future is in our own hands. We must act before it’s too late. Hubert Reeves, who has written many books on cosmic evolution, including "Patience dans l’azur" and "P...

  16. Huygens landing site to be named after Hubert Curien

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    2007-03-01

    The naming ceremony for the Huygens landing site, which will be known as the "Hubert Curien Memorial Station", will be held at ESA’s Headquarters on 14 March, in the presence of ESA Council delegates and of Professor Curien’s wife, Mrs Perrine Curien, and one of their sons. Media interested in attending are invited to submit the reply form below. Huygens' landing on Saturn’s largest moon in January 2005 represented one of the greatest successes achieved by humankind in the history of space exploration. The part played by ESA, in cooperation with NASA and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), was made possible thanks to the commitment of a man who, for several decades, worked to promote and strengthen the role of scientific research in his home country - France - and in Europe. Among his numerous responsibilities, Hubert Curien was French Minister of Research and Space under four Prime Ministers. As Chairman of the ESA Council from 1981 to 1984, Professor Curien played a crucial part in setting up ESA's former long-term science programme, "Horizon 2000", which included the Huygens mission among its projects. Professor Roger Bonnet, current President of COSPAR, and former ESA Director of Science (1983-2001), commented: "Curien’s diplomatic skills were hugely influential in bringing about the birth of European space science. In 1985, his support was pivotal when the European ministers had to decide how to build a solid space science programme and ensure that it would be financially sustainable in the long term." "ESA's present science programme, Cosmic Vision, draws on the heritage left by Hubert Curien", said Professor David Southwood, ESA's current Director of Science. "He encouraged cooperation between nations in the belief that space research is fundamental to the progress and welfare of a knowledge-based society like ours. He also promoted the concept of long-term planning", he continued. "It would seem almost inconceivable today to initiate any space venture

  17. Rahvusvaheline sümpoosium Norras : töötervishoid väikestes ja keskmise suurusega ettevõtetes / Hubert Kahn

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    Kahn, Hubert, 1930-

    1998-01-01

    28.-30. mail 1998. a. Rahvusvahelise Tööinspektsiooni Assotsiatsiooni (IALI) ja Norra Tööinspektsiooni poolt Bergenis korraldatud tööohutuse ja töötervishoiu alasest rahvusvahelisest sümpoosiumist

  18. Different architectures of creativity: Louis and Nathaniel Kahn.

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    Golinelli, Paola

    2014-04-01

    The author analyzes Nathaniel Kahn's documentary film My Architect: A Son's Journey, a tribute to the writer-director's father Louis, the famous architect, who died suddenly when Nathaniel was eleven years old. The film's poetic, evocative images form a testimony to the silent working through that Nathaniel did in searching for his lost father and to the complex intertwining of mourning and creativity. Creativity is seen as both the cause and the effect of working through, as it gives life to a new meaning and allows replacement of the lost object by an object found again. Bereavement, symbolization, and the birth of representation appear to be connected with one another, both when the most elementary representations are involved and when the more complex and artistic ones are. Where and when it is possible to recover a representation that can survive the absence of the lost object, there is a potentially creative psychic space that can be made fertile again. © 2014 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  19. At the frontier of astrophysics and philosophy | Public conference by Hubert Reeves | 16 July

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    2014-01-01

    "At the frontier of astrophysics and philosophy: between infinitely large and infinitely small" Public conference by Hubert Reeves Globe of Science and Innovation Wednesday 16 July 2014 - 7.00 p.m. Please note that this conference will be in French only. "The Universe is changing.  We are not strangers in the Universe: recent discoveries in astrophysics prove our intimate bond with everything shining in the sky." Save the date! On Wednesday 16 July 2014, Hubert Reeves, astrophysicist, philosopher and engaging communicator, is back at the Globe of Science and Innovation to talk about the frontiers of physics, astronomy and philosophy, two years after the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN. If you ever wondered how this discovery has changed our knowledge of the Universe and strengthened the bond between the infinitely large world of astrophysics and the infinitely small world of quantum physics, this event is for you. The conference is part of POPSCIENCE, a p...

  20. Wedderburn and the theory of labour law: building on Kahn-Freund

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    Dukes, Ruth

    2015-01-01

    This paper aims to assess the nature and significance of Lord Wedderburn’s contribution to the elaboration of a theory of labour law. Noting the extent to which Wedderburn was influenced, in this respect as in others, by the work of Otto Kahn-Freund, it focuses on the question of whether Wedderburn ever developed a theory of labour law that was clearly distinguishable from Kahn-Freund’s. Were there significant differences in the two scholars’ expositions of abstentionism, or collective laisse...

  1. Philippe Levillain, Gilles Ferragu (éd), Albert de Mun, Hubert Lyautey. Correspondance, 1891-1914

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    Airiau, Paul

    2013-01-01

    Le XIXe siècle fut un siècle épistolaire, la chose est connue. Et il reste toujours des correspondances à éditer, pour permettre, notamment, aux historiens de travailler. C'est ce que font Philippe Levillain et Gilles Ferragu avec la correspondance échangée entre un catholique intransigeant et monarchiste, Albert de Mun, et un officier catholique libéral et colonial, Hubert Lyautey. L'introduction permet d'entrer dans ces lettres en soulignant la proximité puis la divergence religieuse qui ex...

  2. Astronomie, écologie et poésie par Hubert Reeves

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    CERN. Geneva; BON, Francois

    2010-01-01

    Hubert ReevesL'astrophysicien donne une conférence puis s'entretient avec l'écrivain François Bon autour de :"Astronomie, écologie et poésie"Pour plus d'informations : http://outreach.web.cern.ch/outreach/FR/evenements/conferences.htmlNombre de places limité. Réservation obligatoire à la Réception du CERN : +41 22 767 76 76  Soirée diffusée en direct sur le Web : http://webcast.cern.ch/      

  3. The Animistic Moment. Clarice Lispector, Louis Kahn and a reassembling of materialities

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    Mattias Kärrholm

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available How can agency be delegated to things as a productive strategy in the context of making? Let us consider two insightful examples: the first one provided by Clarice Lispector, in particular her novels The Passion According to G.H. (1964 A Breath of Life (posthumous and incomplete; the second comes from Louis Kahn and his work on the Indian Institute of Management (IIM in Ahmedabad (Srivastava 2009.

  4. Unconscious cathexis of dream symbols as measured by the Kahn Test of Symbol Arrangement.

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    Webb, D E; Craddick, R A

    1993-10-01

    This study measured unconscious cathexis and conscious association with dream content, using the Kahn Test of Symbol Arrangement (KTSA), with subjects reporting recurring, past-recurring, and nonrecurring dreams. Unconscious cathexis of dream content was noted for recurring dreamers; conscious association with dream content was not. The results suggest that the KTSA is a valuable instrument for the empirical study of unconscious processes and that the contents of recurring dreams are particularly salient in a dreamer's unconscious.

  5. Jean-François Bert (dir.), Henri Hubert et la sociologie des religions

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    Lassave, Pierre

    2017-01-01

    Après l’hécatombe de la Première Guerre, qui a durement touché l’école durkheimienne, Marcel Mauss n’a eu de cesse de publier les travaux de ses collègues disparus. Tel fut le cas des Mélanges de sociologie religieuse et de folklore de Robert Hertz en 1928 puis des travaux d’histoire culturelle sur les Celtes et les Germains d’Henri Hubert, son ami proche, prématurément décédé à l’âge de cinquante-cinq ans en 1927 (sur leur gémellité intellectuelle, voir notre recension d’un précédent essai, ...

  6. Examining Rowe and Kahn's Concept of Successful Aging: Importance of Taking a Life Course Perspective.

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    Stowe, James D; Cooney, Teresa M

    2015-02-01

    This article critiques Rowe and Kahn's conceptualization of successful aging using tenets of the life course perspective. A review and synthesis of the literature on successful aging and studies that use a life course perspective. We draw on life course principles that view development as a dynamic lifelong process, embedded in historical time and place, and influenced by the web of relationships individuals are linked to, as well as more distal social structural factors. This discussion questions the relatively static nature of Rowe and Kahn's successful aging model, its emphasis on personal control over one's later-life outcomes, and neglect of historical and cultural context, social relationships, and structural forces in influencing later-life functioning. Caution in using the model in its current formulation is needed, and we promote thinking about how successful aging can better align with micro- and macrolevel issues through utilization of a life course perspective. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  7. La fabrique de La notion moderne de magie: pratiques du comparatisme chez frazer, hubert et mauss

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    Marcello Carastro

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Un des moments-clés de l'histoire de la notion de magie se joue avec les élaborations théoriques produites au Royaume-Unit et France au début du XX siècle. Les travaux comparatistes des ritualistes de Cambridge et de l' école sociologique frnçaise ont en effet largement contribué à la formation d'une notion moderne de magie qui a fortement marqué l'étude des faits religieux en histoire et en anthropologie. Dans cette contribution, on se propose d'analyser les procédures d'elaboration de cette notion mobilisées dans le cadre d'approaches comparatistes, en mettant en perspective le Rameau d'or de James G. Frazer avec l'Esquisse d'une théorie générale de la magie de Marcel Mauss et Henri Hubert. L'interrogation portera notamment sur la manière dont ces auteurs, qui avaient une solide formation d'antiquisants, on fait dialoguer les "Anciens" et les "Sauvages" en combinant les matériaux ethnographiques avec les sources antiques.

  8. Entretiens Jacques Cordonier, Alain Jacquesson, Jean-Frédéric Jauslin, Hubert Villard

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    2016-01-01

    Beaucoup d’usages sont tellement ancrés dans nos vies que l’on ne s’interroge guère sur la manière dont ils sont advenus. Les réseaux informatiques, les échanges qu’ils génèrent, semblent aujourd’hui aussi « naturels » aux digital natives que la conversation à distance par téléphones fixes allait de soi il y a cinquante ans. Pour autant que l’on se pose la question, il est difficile d’imaginer qu’un domaine institutionnel, celui des bibliothèques en l’occurrence, ait joué un rôle important dans l’avènement et l’expansion de ces réseaux, au plan suisse voire international, et, par voie de conséquence, dans le développement et la normalisation des échanges intercantonaux. Cela est néanmoins une réalité. Ce livre d’entretiens fait apparaître en quoi Jacques Cordonier, Alain Jacquesson, Jean-Frédéric Jauslin et Hubert Villard, directeurs romands parmi les plus marquants de la fin du 20 e siècle, chacun avec son regard et sa tessiture, dans son canton ou à ...

  9. Fordism in the hospital: Albert Kahn and the design of Old Main, 1917-25.

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    Ahuja, Nitin K

    2012-07-01

    The 1917-25 planning and construction at the University of Michigan of a new University Hospital, later dubbed Old Main, offers a noteworthy case study of the formal convergence of hospital and factory in early twentieth-century America. Designed by Albert Kahn, the architect responsible for Ford Motor Company's archetypal automobile plants, and located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, less than forty miles from Detroit's burgeoning factory landscape, Old Main was well positioned to reflect the values of industry in both appearance and operation. The building's outer surface represents a striking departure from the historicism that characterized several other hospitals of this period, while plans for the building's novel diagnostic unit demonstrate unique operational parallels to the assembly line model of production. Ultimately, Old Main's industrial design similarities cast it as a precociously modernist hospital, relating streamlined form to function more explicitly than many of its contemporary institutions.

  10. La arquitectura como objeto técnico. La arquitectura industrial de Albert Kahn

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    Luis Guillermo Pancorbo Crespo

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La adopción del paradigma mecanicista por parte de la ciencia impulsó la revolución tecnológica e industrial, dando origen a la era de la máquina y a una nueva categoría de lo material; los objetos técnicos. El predominio generalizado del paradigma mecánico en arquitectura a partir del siglo XX, adoptando la técnica como rectora de la actividad arquitectónica, y utilizando premisas racionales y científicas en el proceso de proyecto, supuso el nacimiento de la arquitectura moderna. En esta génesis tuvo un papel destacado la obra industrial de Albert Kahn, que transporta a la arquitectura el tipo de proyecto utilizado por los ingenieros para la creación de los objetos técnicos. Esta investigación trata de pormenorizar y poner en valor esta influencia, que creemos de vital importancia y que en cambio ha tenido escasa fortuna crítica. La actual sustitución del paradigma mecánico en arquitectura, consagrado por el Movimiento Moderno, por un nuevo paradigma que podríamos denominar termodinámico, forzada por los nuevos modelos de sostenibilidad y ahorro energético, vuelve a poner en primera línea ciertas obras industriales de Albert Kahn, en las que la gestión de las condiciones ambientales juega un papel prioritario en la génesis del proyecto.

  11. Arukas inimeste juhtimine / Milvi Tepp

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    Tepp, Milvi, 1952-

    2001-01-01

    Autor tutvustab Suurbritannias läbiviidud uuringuid tegurite kohta, mis mõjutavad firmade efektiivsust ja majandustulemusi: oluline on töötajate suhtumine ja motivatsioon. Jeffrey Pfeffer'i raamatust "The Human Equation. Building Profits by putting people first"

  12. Kas tõesti võib Strauss-Kahn puhta nahaga pääseda? / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2011-01-01

    IMF-i endine juht ja võimalik Prantsuse presidendikandidaat Dominique Strauss-Kahn, keda süüdistatakse vägistamiskatses, on nüüdseks koduarestist vabastatud. DNA-proov on selgelt kinnitanud seksuaalset läbikäimist Strauss-Kahni ja hotelli toateenija vahel, kuid ei kinnita veel, kas tegemist oli vabatahtliku või pealesurutuga

  13. El funcionalismo en las fábricas Ford de Detroit proyectadas por Albert Kahn

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    Luis Pancorbo Crespo

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La arquitectura se enfrenta a un devenir de tipo histórico-cultural que muchas veces adopta una forma circular espiral con idas y retornos periódicos y revisiones continuas de las experiencias anteriores. Siempre puede ser reutilizada, reinterpretada y pasar a formar parte de nuevo del caudal principal de la evolución disciplinar. Su obsolescencia es siempre inconclusa y su valoración variable. Para relacionar esta reflexión con un concepto central para la modernidad como es el funcionalismo, analizaremos un caso único dentro de la historia de la arquitectura del siglo XX, las fábricas de la compañía Ford en Detroit, proyectadas por Albert Kahn. Esta elección se realiza por dos razones: por presentar una transición progresiva desde un objeto arquitectónico a una descendencia cada vez más pura técnicamente, y por realizarse dentro de una serie de edificios con un mismo programa, proyectados por un mismo arquitecto y en una rápida secuencia temporal. Este ejemplo evidencia la conexión entre la evolución del concepto de función y la propia obsolescencia del objeto. Desde el funcionalismo, se trata de explorar la delimitación entre el método de proyecto aplicable para un objeto arquitectónico y el de un objeto técnico puro según la definición de Gilbert Simondon.

  14. Comparison of the Rowe-Kahn Model of Successful Aging With Self-rated Health and Life Satisfaction: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study.

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    Whitley, Elise; Popham, Frank; Benzeval, Michaela

    2016-12-01

    With increasing longevity in industrialized populations, there is growing interest in what defines "successful aging" (SA). Various SA measures have been proposed but no consensus has been reached and many have been criticized for not representing the views and priorities of older people. We consider whether the Rowe-Kahn SA model captures older individual's perceptions of their own health and aging. Using two cohorts of 886 and 483 men and women from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study, aged around 57 and 76, respectively, we explored associations between Rowe-Kahn SA dimensions (absence of disease/disability; good physical/cognitive functioning; good interpersonal/productive social engagement) and four aspects of self-rated health and satisfaction (current general health; health for age; satisfaction with health; satisfaction with life). Respondents' self-rated health and satisfaction was generally good but few had all six Rowe-Kahn dimensions positive, the conventional definition of SA. All individual positive SA dimensions were associated with better self-rated health and satisfaction. This was consistent across age, gender, manual/nonmanual occupations, and personality. The prevalence of good self-rated health and satisfaction increased with increasing numbers of positive SA dimensions. The Rowe-Kahn model provides a functional definition of SA. Future work on ageing should include all Rowe-Kahn dimensions and consider SA as a continuum. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America.

  15. Poetics of assembly Albert Kahn and D.W. Griffith in the birth of the Machine Age

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    Luis Pancorbo Crespo

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This research seeks to establish a double parallel between cinema and modern architecture, focusing on a moment of refounding of both  disciplines, the early twentieth century. We will be based on two seminal characters: DW Griffith and Albert Kahn. We will explore a temporal and geographical parallelism in their main evolutionary lines, which run through a similar way in the beginning, from the U.S to the U.S.S.R, to return again to the place of origin. This trip was triggered by the arrival to the USSR of  the first copies of the film "Intolerance" in 1918 and the arrival of Albert  Kahn in 1928 for the realization of numerous industrial projects during the First Five-Year Plan. Furthermore, we will explore a more conceptual  parallelism, studying the use of the notion of assembly in both disciplines  during that period, using again the work of our two main characters as the basis for research, but also leaning on other essential actors for that issue, like are Eisenstein and Miliutin.

  16. Markl, Prof. Hubert S

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    Posted on 23 January 2018. Joint Statement by the Three Science Academies of India on the teaching of the theory of evolution more. ... Posted on 21 December 2017. ASTROPHYSICS: An Observational View of the Universe. Math Art and Design: MAD about Math, Math Education and Outreach. Math and Finance ...

  17. Üits pilt : [luuletused] / Milvi Panga

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    Panga, Milvi

    2002-01-01

    Sisu: Üits pilt ; Latsõ ja pini lugu ; Laut ; Jahvikivi ; Vanaesäle ; Valuvahtsõnõ ja verinuur ; Ku saat säänest üskä võtta ; Lugu juurildõ puust ; Lepp ; Piknõ. Eluloolisi andmeid autori kohta lk. 375

  18. Noormees paneb Kanepi kooli tantsima / Milvi Hirvlaane

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    Hirvlaane, Milvi

    2006-01-01

    Tantsupedagoog Aare Laine tegevusest Kanepi gümnaasiumis, kus ta on lapsed esimesest kuni viimase klassini tantsima pannud. Tema viimaseid tantsuhitte "Chicken Power" teenis Koolitantsu finaalis eripreemia

  19. Poéticas del montaje Albert Kahn y D.W.Griffith en el nacimiento de la era de la máquina

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    Luis Pancorbo Crespo

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Esta investigación trata de establecer un doble paralelismo entre cine y arquitectura moderna, centrándose en un momento de refundación de ambas disciplinas, los primeros años del siglo XX y apoyándonos en dos personajes seminales: D.W. Griffith y Albert Kahn. Exploraremos primero un paralelismo temporal y geográfico en sus líneas evolutivas principales, que recorren un camino similar en sus inicios, desde los Estados Unidos hasta la URSS, para volver al lugar de origen. Este viaje fue activado gracias a la llegada a la URSS de las primeras copias de la película” Intolerancia” en 1918 y de Albert Kahn en 1928 para la realización de numerosas obras industriales durante el Primer Plan Quinquenal. Por otro lado, exploraremos un paralelismo de carácter más conceptual, estudiando el uso de la noción de montaje en ambas disciplinas durante ese periodo, utilizando otra vez la obra de nuestros dos protagonistas como base de la investigación, pero recurriendo también a otros esenciales para el tema como son los soviéticos Eisenstein y Miliutin.

  20. Compte-rendu de L’éthique clinique : pour une approche relationnelle dans les soins, 2014, Hubert Doucet, Paramètres, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal

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    Roigt, Delphine

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available In his book L’éthique clinique pour une approche relationnelle (Clinical Ethics: A Relational Approach, Hubert Doucet proposes an approach to clinical ethics that includes various theoretical and practical perspectives, notably that of the philosopher Paul Ricoeur. Doucet argues for a relational vision of clinical ethics practice, an ethics of caregivers that, in his words, “needs to be built from the experience of the disease and adapted to the ill person.”

  1. "A different kind of beauty": scientific and architectural style in I.M. Pei's Mesa Laboratory and Louis Kahn's Salk Institute.

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    Leslie, Stuart W

    2008-01-01

    I.M. Pei's Mesa Laboratory for the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and Louis Kahn's Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, are rare examples of laboratories as celebrated for their architecture as for their scientific contributions. Completed in the mid-1960s, these signature buildings still express the scientific style of their founding directors, Walter Roberts and Jonas Salk. yet in commissioning their laboratories, Roberts and Salk had to work with architects as strong-willed as themselves. A close reading of the two laboratories reveals the ongoing negotiations and tensions in collaborations between visionary scientist and visionary architect. Moreover, Roberts and Salk also had to become architects of atmospheric and biomedical sciences. For laboratory architecture, however flexible in theory, necessarily stabilizes scientific practice, since a philosophy of research is embedded in the very structure of the building and persists far longer than the initial vision and mission that gave it life. Roberts and Salk's experiences suggest that even the most carefully designed laboratories must successfully adapt to new disciplinary configurations, funding opportunities, and research priorities, or risk becoming mere architectural icons.

  2. Beliefs About the Strauss-Kahn Case in France and Germany: Political Orientation and Sexual Aggression Myths as Local Versus Global Predictors

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    Selina Helmke

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available In May 2011, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund and a prominent member of the French Socialist Party, was charged with attempted rape. Extensive media coverage led people across the globe to speculate about intentions and responsibilities. While the case was pending, we conducted two parallel Internet surveys, with French and German participants (N= 1,314. We examined how strongly exoneration of the alleged perpetrator depended on acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression (AMMSA and identity attributes that are temporarily salient as a function of local context (gender, political left-right orientation, nationality. AMMSA was a global predictor of exonerating the alleged perpetrator across national sub-samples, whereas the predictive power of gender and left-right orientation varied locally: For French respondents, left-wing political attitudes predicted exoneration of the alleged perpetrator, whereas only for German respondents, being male predicted exoneration. We conclude that the interplay of global (sexual aggression myths and local (social identification factors affects the lay assessment of ambiguous cases of sexual violence.

  3. Bros Jean, Callens Stéphane, Gérardin Hubert, Petit Olivier, Catastrophe et gouvernance. Succès et échecs dans la gestion des risques majeurs

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    Régis Malige

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available De natures biologique, géologique, hydrométéorologique ou technologique, les phénomènes catastrophiques ont émaillé les dernières décennies du XXesiècle à l’échelle de la planète et imposé d’autres axes de gouvernance publique pour la gestion des risques majeurs. Sous la houlette de Jean Brot, Stéphane Callens, Hubert Gérardin et Olivier Petit, l’ouvrage, mobilisant une vingtaine de participants (économistes, sociologues, géographes, psychologues, chercheurs, se focalise sur ces schémas orga...

  4. Eesti mees - arhitekt Louis Kahn / Toivo Tammik

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    2006-01-01

    1901. aastal Saaremaal sündinud mehest, kelle elutee viis USA-sse ja koostöös eestlase August Komendantiga valmisid suurepärased projektid. Eestis, Saaremaal, valmistutakse Louis Kahni päevadeks 2006. aasta oktoobris

  5. Louis Kahn. Ajaloost ajatust otsides / Karin Paulus

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    2006-01-01

    6.-7. okt. 2006. a. toimuvad Kuressaares esimesed Kahni päevad. Eestist pärit ameerika arhitekti Louis Isadore Kahni (1901-1974) eluloolisi andmeid ja loomingust. Kommenteerivad Mart Kalm, Raine Karp, Veljo Kaasik, Toivo Tammik

  6. The Kodaikanal Experience: Chapter I. Kahn-Wikramaratne Interview

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    The Kodaikanal years were from late 1942 to March, 1944, a period of internment for Maria Montessori against her will in India. Yet in these remote hills, a fanfare and training course emerged, and so did the inspiration for an in-depth unification principle for the elementary program which we now loosely call Cosmic Education. These two…

  7. General surgery in crisis - the critical shortage | Kahn | South African ...

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    ... 25 general surgeons per year. The changing demographics of medical students may be partly responsible for the decline in registrar applicants. Conclusion. The findings from this study have revealed that the shortage of general surgeons in the state sector has reached critical levels. South African Journal of Surgery Vol.

  8. Kus sündis Louis Kahn? / Olavi Pesti

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    2006-01-01

    Eesti päritolu ameerika arhitekti Louis Kahni (sünd. Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky) perekonnalugu. 6.-7. okt. 2006. a. Kuressaares toimuvatest Kahni päevadest, küsimustele vastab peakorraldaja Ingrid Mald-Villand

  9. Unustage töö ja eraelu tasakaal - seda pole olemas / Karen Schmidt ; kommenteerinud Adrian Furnham, Milvi Tepp

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    2014-01-01

    Viimaste uuringute kohaselt ei eksisteeri tänapäeva maailmas tasakaalu töö ja eraelu vahel, töö ja eraelu on põimunud - töööajal aetakse isiklikke asju, vaba aega kasutatakse töö tegemiseks. Üle-euroopalisest Samsungi töötajate uuringust

  10. Heinrichvun derMescht Die ogtergronol von Hubert clu Plessis se ...

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    Du Plessis met van Heerden, Boerneef and Aucamp and described in an interview his views on the different writers as personalities and poets. Du Plessis is very ... Despite being an agnostic, du Plessis set to music the story of Soul, David and. Jonathan The ..... wat hulle buite die tradisionele kunslied-genre begeef. Uit die.

  11. Félix Hubert d'Herelle (1873–1949): History of a scientific mind

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    Summers, William C.

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT The discovery of bacteriophage one century ago by the French-Canadian Félix d'Herelle set off controversies as to the nature of bacteriophage as well as over the priority and credit for this discovery. The background and life of d'Herelle reveals a complex, self-taught outsider in science who was strongly influenced by his admiration of Louis Pasteur, but also his attachment to the philosophical positions of early 17th century philosophers, especially Francis Bacon. D'Herelle left substantial unpublished writings on his philosophical musings toward the end of his life. PMID:28090388

  12. Félix Hubert d'Herelle (1873-1949): History of a scientific mind.

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    Summers, William C

    2016-01-01

    The discovery of bacteriophage one century ago by the French-Canadian Félix d'Herelle set off controversies as to the nature of bacteriophage as well as over the priority and credit for this discovery. The background and life of d'Herelle reveals a complex, self-taught outsider in science who was strongly influenced by his admiration of Louis Pasteur, but also his attachment to the philosophical positions of early 17th century philosophers, especially Francis Bacon. D'Herelle left substantial unpublished writings on his philosophical musings toward the end of his life.

  13. Studies in Theatre and Drama; Essays in Honor of Hubert C. Heffner.

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    Brockett, Oscar G., Ed.

    The twelve essays (each by a different author) in this volume cover drama in a liberal education, comment on the tragic hero, remarks on "Hamlet" and "Hedda Gabler," notes on music and drama, comment on didactic drama, an examination of "Andre," studies of the Haymarket Theatre, London productions of American plays,…

  14. Sciences et éthique | conférence d'Axel Kahn | 20 novembre

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    Mardi 20 novembre 2012 à 20h30 Globe de la science et de l'innovation Route de Meyrin, 1211 Genève En français Tout public - entrée libre Nombre de places limité - réservation indispensable Réservation au +41 22 767 76 76 Parce que « le savoir est pouvoir pour l'homme de se rendre comme maître et possesseur de la nature », nous sommes collectivement de plus en plus savant et de plus en plus puissant. Reste à ce que notre sagesse nous conduise à utiliser nos pouvoirs au profit des personnes, et non à leur détriment, en d'autres termes, à ce que le progrès scientifique constitue une chance et non une menace. Pour qu'il en soit ainsi, il importe de non seulement développer les sciences et les techniques mais aussi de leur assigner des objectifs au centre desquels résident l'...

  15. Uutmoodi akadeemiline. Arhitekt Louis Kahn ja tema dialoog Kuressaare lossiga / Heie Treier

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    Tallinna Ülikooli tutvustava lause "Uutmoodi akadeemiline" raames tehtud uurimistööst Saaremaal sündinud arhitekti Louis I. Kahni loomingu hüpoteetilisest seotusest Saaremaa keskaegse arhitektuurikoolkonna hoonetega

  16. A Middleware Approach to Achieving Fault Tolerance of Kahn Process Networks on Networks on Chips

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    Onur Derin

    2011-01-01

    propose a task-aware middleware concept that allows adaptivity in KPN implemented over a Network on Chip (NoC. We also list our ideas on the development of a simulation platform as an initial step towards creating fault tolerance strategies for KPNs applications running on NoCs. In doing that, we extend our SACRE (Self-Adaptive Component Run Time Environment framework by integrating it with an open source NoC simulator, Noxim. We evaluate the overhead that the middleware brings to the the total execution time and to the total amount of data transferred in the NoC. With this work, we also provide a methodology that can help in identifying the requirements and implementing fault tolerance and adaptivity support on real platforms.

  17. Kahn jõudis Eestisse tagasi, Komendant mitte veel / Toivo Tammik

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    2006-01-01

    Louis Kahni päevad Kuressaares 6. ja 7. X. Arhitekti tütar Alexandra Tyng kinkis Kuressaare linnale Louis Kahni portree. Philadelphia ülikooli arhiivide juhataja William Whitaker ja Ingrid Mald-Villandi korraldasid L. Kahni tööde näituse, kujundas Peeter Laurits. Kuressaare Linnateatris näidati 6. X arhitekti poja Nathaniel Kahni filmi "My architect", 7. X toimus konverents. Robert McCarteri, Anne Tyngi, Vilen Künnapu ja Thomas Leslie (L. Kahni ja August Komendandi suhted) ettekannetest

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: John Hubert Associates — EXIT-0 House, North Cape May, NJ

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    This house is the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home for this builder and won a Custom Builder award in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards. The 1,871-ft2 home features advanced-framed above-grade walls with R-21 fiberglass batt plus an R-3.6-insulated coated OSB sheathing, R-18 rigid-foam-insulated crawlspace walls, solar water heating, a high-efficiency heat pump, an HRV, and mostly LED lighting.

  19. The Negative Impact of Social and Mass Media on People's Behaviors as Reflected in Harvey Kahn's Girl Fight

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    2013-01-01

    Keywords: media, mass media, social media, Facebook, Youtube, Socio- Psychology, behavior. Media were created to fulfill people's need of communication and information. The variety of media in this modern era makes people consider media as one of their primary need especially in their social lives. Mass media are used as tools to gain information and social media to communicate each other. This study aims to find the impact of media on people's behaviors in film entitled Girl Fight (201...

  20. "Vältimatud nuhtlused" : August Komendant, Louis I. Kahn ja arhitektuuri ning insenerikunsti keerulised suhted / Thomas Leslie

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    2006-01-01

    Artikkel põhineb Thomas Leslie Kuressaares Louis Kahni päevadel peetud ettekandel. Louis Kahni koostöös August Komendandiga projekteeritud hoonetest pikemalt Richardsi Meditsiiniliste Uuringute laboratooriumist, Salki bioloogianistituudist (1959-1965, La Jolla, Kalifornia) ja Kimbelli kunstimuuseumist (1966-1972, Texas, Fort Worth). Bibl. lk. 75

  1. Statement of Hubert Velarde, Jicarilla Apache Tribe to United States Commission on Civil Rights at Albuquerque Convention Center (Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 14, 1972).

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    The statement by the President of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe emphasizes reservation problems that need to be examined. Presented at a 1972 Civil Rights Commission hearing on Indian Concerns, Velarde's statement listed employment, education, the administration of justice, water rights, and medical services as areas for investigation. (KM)

  2. Review: Bernt Schnettler & Hubert Knoblauch (Eds. (2007. Powerpoint-Präsentationen. Neue Formen der gesellschaftlichen Kommunikation von Wissen [Powerpoint Presentations: New Forms of Social Communication of Knowledge

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    Thomas Hestermann

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The book "Powerpoint-Präsentationen. Neue Formen der gesellschaftlichen Kommunikation von Wissen" (Powerpoint Presentations: New Forms of Social Communication of Knowledge, edited by SCHNETTLER und KNOBLAUCH, is devoted to a previously underresearched subject: the features and effects of presentations supported by software, and in particular by Microsoft's "PowerPoint," The authors explain that, from sociological and linguistic viewpoints, presentations have a greater impact on content than the bare texts and pictures on the slides. The slides shown during a presentation gain in meaning when supported by a presenter who not only speaks but uses body language and various presentation techniques. Difficulties in communication can arise when organizations replace traditional reports with powerpoint slides. The book is considered in the context of current research and opinions on powerpoint. A critical look is taken at the claim that powerpoint per se is responsible for disasters such as the crash of the Columbia space shuttle. The decisive factor seems to be more a question of how competent users are in using presentation software and the associated communication techniques. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0902135

  3. Review: Dirk Tänzler, Hubert Knobloch & Hans-Georg Soeffner (Eds. (2006. Neue Perspektiven der Wissenssoziologie [New Perspectives on the Sociology of Knowledge

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    Torsten Junge

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The 14 articles in this collection present theories, questions and research areas in German sociology of knowledge. The contributions analyze the construction of reality with regard to knowledge. As a science of "the real," sociology of knowledge gains access to other disciplines such as ethnology, systems theory, communication studies or cognitive science. The collection emphasizes a critical approach to the possibilities and capacities of sociology of knowledge as such. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0901278

  4. Louis I. Kahn ja Aldo van Eyck : paralleelid moodsa arhitektuuri teises traditsioonis / Robert McCarter ; tõlk. Tiina Randus

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    2007-01-01

    Vaadeldakse Louis I. Kahni ja Aldo van Eycki esinemist 1959. a. CIAMi (Congres Internatinaux d'Architecture Moderne) XI kongressil Otterlos, ajaloolistes paikades saadud kogemuste mõju nende loomingule, suhteid kaasaja kunstnikega ja kunstnike loomingu mõju neile, hoonete kavandamist, linnaarhitektuuri ja -planeerimist. Bibliograafia lk.101-102

  5. Louis Kahni mateeria, valguse ja energia arhitektuur = Louis Kahn's Architecture of Matter, Light and Energy / Anne Griswold Tyng ; tõlk. Tiina Randus

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    2007-01-01

    Louis Kahni betoonarhitektuurist (Weissi maja, 1947-1949), Yale'i kunstigaleriist (1951-1953), City Toweri projektist (1952-1958), Trentoni supelmajast (1954-1956), Salki instituudist (1959-1965, La Jolla, California), Kimbelli kunstimuuseumist (1968-1974), pealinnakompleksist Dhakas (1965-1974). Anne Griswold Tyng hakkas L. Kahni juures tööle 1945. a., tema algkooli projektist (1949-50), oma Philadelphia maja juurdeehitusest (1965-1968)

  6. Review of: Asia, Modernity, and the Pursuit of the Sacred: Gnostics, Scholars, Mystics, and Reformers (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) by Joel S. Kahn

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    2017-01-01

    The Turkish author Muhammed Bozdağ, who has no formal religious education, has been popular since the late 1990s because of his self-help seminars and self-help books. Though they are based on the adaptation of Western New Age-inspired models, Bozdağ uses many of the models’ parascientific concep...... in parascientific terms. The strong emphases on collective normativity and on a theistic worldview clearly characterize his adaption of elements from new religiosities as highly selective and restricted to very specific purposes....

  7. Melbourne Eesti Ühing Kodu aasta peakoosolek / Sirje Jõgi

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    2007-01-01

    18. märtsil, ühingus on 209 liiget ja viis auliiget. Esitati aruanded, valiti uus 9 liikmeline juhatus: Bruno Metsar, Glory Toom, Milvi Vaikma, Sirje Jõgi, Rolf Luik, Imbi Knappstein, Rein Valling, Diana Ritchie ja Siiri Taveter

  8. Suhtlemist tasub õppida asjatundjatelt / Mari Kõlli

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    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti : Karjera i obutshenije 9. aug. lk. 4. Suhtlemistreening aitab muuta käitumist ja saada heaks suhtlejaks. Vt. samas: Peamised suhtlemisvõtted saab paari päevaga. Kommenteerib Milvi Tepp

  9. 21. X avati Kaunase kunstibiennaal "Textile 2005"

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    Eestist osalevad Mare Kelpmann, Marika Kööbi, Aet Ollisaar, Kadi Pajupuu, Ludmilla Svarzhevska, Hanna Tiidus, Helen Kauksi, Krista Leesi, Aune Taamal, Erika Tammpere, Milvi Thalheim ja Erle Võsa-Tangsoo

  10. CORPORATE LAW - MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS - DELAWARE SUPREME COURT ENDORSES BUSINESS JUDGMENT REVIEW FOR GOING-PRIVATE MERGERS WITH DUAL PROCEDURAL PROTECTIONS. - Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp., 88 A.3d 635 (Del. 2014)

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      Delaware courts have traditionally subjected going-private mergers to entire fairness review, with the burden on controlling-shareholder defendants to demonstrate that such "freezeout" transactions...

  11. Eesti Laevaomanike Liidu preemiad / Enn Kreem

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    2000-01-01

    Eesti Laevaomanike Liidu aastakoosolek kinnitas 3. II 1999. aasta reederite meediapreemiad. I ja II preemiat välja ei antud. III preemia ئ Milvi Torimi akvarellid 'Meri' III, IV. 2000. a. meediakonkursile oodatakse ettepanekuid 15. XII. ELLi ergutuspreemia sai ka Agu Tammeveski jutustuse "Ookean ja noor mees" eest.

  12. Märtsis selgub Eesti parim tööandja / Raigo Neudorf, Agne Narusk

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    Neudorf, Raigo

    2004-01-01

    Konsultatsioonifirma Fontes korraldas koostöös rahvusvahelise ettevõttega Hewitt Associates uuringu, mille põhjal selgub Eesti parim tööandja. Küsimusele uuringus osalemise põhjuse kohta vastavad AS-i EMT personalijuht Milvi Tepp ja AS-i Tallinna Küte personaliosakonna juhataja Ene Olle

  13. Parimatest parimad selguvad Tartus / Mariann Märtsin

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    2004-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise konsultatsioonifirma Hewitt Associates uuringust "Parimad tööandjad - parimad tulemused" (Best Employers - Best Results). Lisa: Uuring. Raivo Hellerma, Piret Põldre, Milvi Tepp vastavad küsimusele, miks nad osalesid tööandjate uuringus. Vt. samas: Uuringus osalesid

  14. Läbi tule

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    8.-18. IV 2004 Eesti Tarbekunsti- ja Disainimuuseumis Eesti Kunstiakadeemia keraamikaosakonna magistrantide grupinäitus "Läbi tule". Reeli Haamer, Kadri Kivi, Annika Vilippus, Ingrid Allik, Mathew Graziano ja Milvi Korela kaitsevad 12. IV oma magistritööd. 23. IV-15. VI näitus Leesi Ermi loomingust sarjas "Klassikud"

  15. Akvarell Hausis / Andri Ksenofontov

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    2007-01-01

    Akvarellmaalide näitus "Vee ja värvi võimalused". Rein Mägari, Sigrid Uiga, Enno Lehise, Agne Kuusing-Soome, Milvi Torimi, Mari Roosvalti, Anne Pajula ja Illimar Pauli töödest lühidalt, pikemalt Christel Alliku Veneetsia vaadetest

  16. Grossesse hétérotopique à la clinique Universitaire de Gynécologies et d'Obstétrique du Centre National Hospitalier et Universitaire Hubert Koutoukou Maga du Bénin: à propos d'un cas de grossesse quadruple; 3 fœtus intra utérins et 1 fœtus abdominal

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    Aguemon, Christiane Tshabu; Denakpo, Justin; Hounkpatin, Benjamin; Tossa, Lehila Bagnan; Adisso, Sosthène; Sacca, Jeanne; de Souza, José

    2015-01-01

    La grossesse quadruple hétérotopique est exceptionnelle. La revue de la littérature en parle très peu. Les auteurs rapportent 1 cas de grossesse hétérotopique quadruple développée jusqu’à 34 semaines d'aménorrhée (3 fœtus intra utérins et 1 fœtus abdominal). Les fœtus intra utérins étaient diagnostiqués à l’échographie alors que le fœtus intra abdominal était de découverte opératoire. 3 jumeaux vont décéder en post-partum immédiat et un jumeau va survivre avec un bon développement psychomoteur. Le suivi médical de la mère en post partum a vu se développer une insuffisance cardiaque globale secondairement maitrisée avec un traitement médical. PMID:26185584

  17. Nepal

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    Nadine Hubert essaie de nous faire connaître ce pays fascinant qu'elle aime tant. Présentation d'un film commenté par Alain Hubert qui nous fait partager avec beaucoup d'émotion et passion ses impressions qu'il a vécu à l'ascension avec André Georges.

  18. 78 FR 15541 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Amendments to the HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment...

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    ... & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 445-G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. (Because access to the interior of the Hubert H. Humphrey...., John E. Ware, William H. Rogers, Emmett B. Keeler, Allyson Ross Davies, Cathy D. Sherbourne, George A...

  19. 77 FR 73117 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2014

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    ..., Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. (Because access to the interior of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building is not readily available to persons without Federal government... policyholders.\\6\\ \\5\\ Brook, Robert H., John E. Ware, William H. Rogers, Emmett B. Keeler, Allyson Ross Davies...

  20. Development of Carcinogenesis Bioassay Models: Response of Small Fish Species to Various Classes of Carcinogens

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    following compounds: the halogenated hydrocarbons 1.1,2,2-tetrachloroethane (TeCE), chlorodibromomethane ( COSM ), and vinylidene chloride (VDC), the...assays (Rabello- Gay and Ahmed, 1908; Milvy and Wolff, 1977) and appears to bind I covalently with nucleic acids (see Farooqui and Ahmed, 1983). In rats...Mutagenic studies with acrylonitrile. Mutation Research 79S: 271-278. I Rabello- Gay , M.N. and A.E. Ahmed. 1980. Acrylonitrile: in vivo cytogenetic

  1. Igavesti uuesti üllatav romaanivõistlus / Peeter Helme

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    2009-01-01

    2008. a. romaanivõistlusel 1. auhinda välja ei antud. 2. auhinna võitis Milvi Martina Piiri romaan "Liblikad janus". 3. auhinna võitjaid oli kaks: Birk Rohelend romaaniga "Minu sõraline sõber" ja Marion Andra "Algolagnia". Ergutusauhinna võitnud romaanid: Liina Lüecke "Sügismüsteerium", Robert Kurvitza "Püha ja õudne lõhn", Robert Randma "Sigaret" ja Helju Petsi "Õnneõiteta sirelid"

  2. Romaanivõistlus 2008 - naised ruulivad! / Peeter Helme

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    Helme, Peeter, 1978-

    2009-01-01

    2008. a. romaanivõistlusel 1. auhinda välja ei antud. 2. auhinna võitis Milvi Martina Piiri romaan "Liblikad janus". 3. auhinna võitjaid oli kaks: Birk Rohelend romaaniga "Minu sõraline sõber" ja Marion Andra "Algolagnia". Ergutusauhinna võitnud romaanid: Liina Lüecke "Sügismüsteerium", Robert Kurvitza "Püha ja õudne lõhn", Robert Randma "Sigaret" ja Helju Petsi "Õnneõiteta sirelid"

  3. Vanemad mäletavad / Lain, Janet; Usin, Vello; Usin, Astra; Tiit, Birgit; Kuusk, Eneli; Kuusk, Vilja

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    2005-01-01

    Mõisaküla Keskkooli õpilased kogusid 2004. a. sügisel projekti "Mulgi murde päevad Mõisaküla koolis" raames vanemate inimeste mälestusi nende noorpõlvest ja kooliajast. Janet Lain pani kirja vanaisa Vello Usina ja vanaema Astra Usina mälestusi; Birgit Tiit ema Milvi Tiidu mälestusi ja Eneli Kuusk ema Vilja Kuuse mälestusi

  4. Novel competition 2008 - women's and genre literature / Peeter Helme

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    2009-01-01

    2008. a. romaanivõistlusel 1. auhinda välja ei antud. 2. auhinna võitis Milvi Martina Piiri romaan "Liblikad janus". 3. auhinna võitjaid oli kaks: Birk Rohelend romaaniga "Minu sõraline sõber" ja Marion Andra "Algolagnia". Ergutusauhinna võitnud romaanid: Liina Lüecke "Sügismüsteerium", Robert Kurvitza "Püha ja õudne lõhn", Robert Randma "Sigaret" ja Helju Petsi "Õnneõiteta sirelid"

  5. Гармогния музыки петербургских мифов / Елена Скульская

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    2006-01-01

    Arvustus: Волков, Соломон. История культуры Санкт-Петербурга. Москва : ЭКСМО, 2003 ; Volkov, Solomon. Peterburi kultuuri lugu / tlk. Milvi Aasaru. Tallinn : Ilo, 2007

  6. Глава МВФ отрицает вину в секс-скандале

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    Rahvusvahelise Valuutafondi (IMF) tegevdirektor Dominique Strauss-Kahn arreteeriti kahtlustatuna vägistamiskatses. Strauss-Kahn eitab oma süüd ja tema toetajate sõnul võib skandaal olla rünnak kogu finantsmaailma vastu

  7. IMFi prantslasest juht eitab süüd tema toetajaid jahmatanud seksiskandaalis

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    Rahvusvahelise Valuutafondi (IMF) tegevdirektor Dominique Strauss-Kahn arreteeriti kahtlustatuna vägistamiskatses. Strauss-Kahn eitab oma süüd ja tema toetajate sõnul võib skandaal olla rünnak kogu finantsmaailma vastu

  8. Hurricane Ophelia Aerial Photography: High-Resolution Imagery of the North Carolina Coast After Landfall

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The imagery posted on this site is of the North Carolina coast after Hurricane Ophelia made landfall. The regions photographed range from Hubert, North Carolina to...

  9. 77 FR 65689 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    2012-10-30

    ...-2034: 1. Barbara K. Ferry, Nevada, Missouri, individually and as trustee of the L. Ingles Ferry Trust A... family control group which includes L. Ingles Ferry; Hubert L. Fowler; Marguerite Fowler; David L. Ferry...

  10. L'infection a virus de l'Immunodeficience Humaine (VIH), facteur ...

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    L'infection a virus de l'Immunodeficience Humaine (VIH), facteur predictif de gravite et de mortalite des accidents vasculaires cerebraux au Centre National Hospitalier et Universitaire-Hubert Koutoukou Maga (CNHU-HKM) de Cotonou, Benin.

  11. Depistage clinique des infections sexuellement transmissibles chez ...

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    Depistage clinique des infections sexuellement transmissibles chez les personnes vivant avec le VIH suivies au Centre de Traitement Ambulatoire du Centre National Hospitalier Universitaire Hubert Koutoukou Maga de Cotonou.

  12. Human activity spaces and plague risks in three contrasting ...

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    Human activity spaces and plague risks in three contrasting landscapes in Lushoto District, Tanzania. Proches Hieronimo, Hubert Gulinck, Didas N. Kimaro, Loth S. Mulungu, Nganga I. Kihupi, Balthazar M. Msanya, Herwig Leirs, Jozef A. Deckers ...

  13. Surgical Site Infection among Patients Undergone Orthopaedic ...

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    1Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU), Faculty of Nursing Dar es Salaam Tanzania. ... Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at Muhimbili Orthopaedic ... technique was used to recruit postoperative patients for this study.

  14. Disease: H00922 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available P, Lyonnet S, Zupan V, Imbert MC, Goutieres F, Hubert P, Le Merrer M Three new cases of the Schinzel-Giedion syndrome and review of the literature. Am J Med Genet 50:90-3 (1994) ...

  15. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. He is seen here visiting building SM18, which houses String 2: the test facility for LHC systems. Photo 01: (left to right) Mme Jaconi, Prof. Roger Berthouzoz, M. Guillaume Pictet, M. Claude Bagnoud, R. Saban and Hubert Curien. Photo 02: (left to right) R. Saban, M. Jean-Claude Rochat, Hubert Curien and M. Guillaume Pictet. Photo 03: (left to right) R. Saban, M. Jean-Claude Rochat and Hubert Curien.

  16. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Maximilien Brice

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President, Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996 - is seen here visiting the ATLAS experiment. Photo 01: Hubert Curien (left) with Peter Jenni, spokesman for the ATLAS collaboration, in front of the barrel toroid coil casing for the ATLAS detector. Photo 02: Hubert Curien (left) with Peter Jenni in front of the liquid-argon barrel cryostat in the ATLAS assembly hall. Photo 03: Hubert Curien (left) and Peter Jenni in front of the liquid-argon barrel electromagnetic calorimeter in the ATLAS assembly hall. Photo 04: Hubert Curien (centre), Peter Jenni and Wendy Korda in front of a barrel toroid coil casing in the ATLAS assembly hall. Photo 06: Hubert Curien (left) and Peter J...

  17. Komendandi Kahni-raamat prantsuse keeles

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    2006-01-01

    Väliseesti inseneri August Komendandi raamat koostööst arhitekti Louis Kahniga ilmus prantsuse keeles pealkirjaga "Dixhuit annees avec Louis I. Kahn". Tiitellehel on avaldatud tänu Mart Kalmule teabe andmise eest

  18. Future Studies and Environmental Education.

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    Howard, Jeanne

    1981-01-01

    Compares and discusses implications of future scenarios proposed by Herman Kahn and the Hudson River Institute and by the Club of Rome. Includes a decision-tree exercise appropriate for the classroom which involves five different future scenarios. (DC)

  19. 78 FR 61370 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received

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    2013-10-03

    ..., Worcester, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0614V 48. Howard S. Kahn, Baraboo, Wisconsin, Court..., Denton, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0620V 52. Latasha George, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Court of...

  20. Use of Medication Prescribed for Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties among Children Aged 6-17 Years in the United ...

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    ... Lanphear BP, Epstein JN, Barbaresi WJ, Katusic SK, Kahn RS. Prevalence, recognition, and treatment of attention-deficit/ ... however, is appreciated. National Center for Health Statistics Charles J. Rothwell, M.S., M.B.A., Director Jennifer ...

  1. South African Journal of Surgery - Vol 44, No 3 (2006)

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    General surgery in crisis - the critical shortage · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. D Kahn, S Pillay, MG Veller, E Panieri, MJR Westcott, 88-94 ...

  2. Disease: H01063 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available H01063 Human metapneumovirus infection Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is an emerging ...v_factor) Kahn JS Human metapneumovirus: a newly emerging respiratory pathogen. Curr Opin Infect Dis 16:255-8 (2003) ...

  3. Geniaalne aines, hämmastav film / Tarmo Teder

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    2006-01-01

    Oktoobri algul Kuressaares peetud Saaremaalt pärit ameerika arhitekti Louis Kahni konverentsi raames Kuressaare Linnateatris näidatud dokumentaalfilmist "Minu arhitekt" ("My Architect") : režissöör Nathaniel Kahn : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2003

  4. Seksiskandaal andis hoogu Prantsuse valimisvõitlusele / Inga Höglund

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    Höglund, Inga

    2011-01-01

    Prantsuse sotsialistide kõige tõenäolisem presidendikandidaat ja IMF-i juht Dominique Strauss-Kahn vahistati süüdistatuna vägistamiskatses, seksiskandaal andis avalöögi Prantsusmaa presidendivalimistele

  5. The Likely Effects of Price Increases on Commissary Patronage: A Review of the Literature

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    2015-01-01

    may perceive a nonmarket benefit from shopping there—e.g., “being seen” at a socially desirable location or signaling environmental bona fides ( Kahn ...Ma, Chakravarthi Narasimhan, and Vishal Singh, “An Empirical Analysis of Store Competition,” St. Louis , Mo.: Washington University, 2006...Andrew Tilghman, “For Troops, Commissaries Are Still a Valued Benefit,” Army Times, December 22, 2013. Kahn , Matthew E., “Do Greens Drive Hummers or

  6. Comparing invariants of SK1

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    Wouters, Tim

    2010-01-01

    In this text, we compare several invariants of the reduced Whitehead group SK1 of a central simple algebra. For biquaternion algebras, we compare a generalised invariant of Suslin as constructed by the author in a previous article to an invariant introduced by Knus-Merkurjev-Rost-Tignol. Using explicit computations, we prove these invariants are essentially the same. We also prove the non-triviality of an invariant introduced by Kahn. To obtain this result, we compare Kahn's invariant to an i...

  7. A Research Program in Computer Technology

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    1979-01-01

    14 (7), 1971, 453-360. 5. Donzeau-Gouge, V., G. Kahn, and B. Lang , A Complete Machine-Checked Definition of a Simple Programming Language Using...Denotational Semantics, IRIA Laborla, Technical Report 330, October 1978. 6. Donzeau-Gouge, V., G. Kahn, and B. Lang , Formal Definition of Ada, Honeywell...May 1976. r S.-..-. . . . . . . . 12. ARPANET TENEX SERVICE T’fhttiral Staff Marion McKinley, Jr. William H. Moore Robert Hines Serge Poievitzky Edward

  8. Brown Fat Cell Isolation

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    sprotocols

    2014-01-01

    Author: C.R. Kahn ### 1.) ISOLATION AND PRIMARY CULTURE OF BROWN FAT PREADIPOCYTES ### Rationale: To prepare primary brown preadipocytes for immortalization: useful for metabolic studies from knockout mice. This consists of the following five protocols. References: Fasshauer, M., J. Klein, K M. Kriauciunas, K. Ueki, M.Benito, and C.R. Kahn. 2001. Essential role of insulin substrate 1 in differentiation of brown adipocytes. *Mol Cell Biol* 21: 319-329. Fasshauer, M....

  9. Acknowledgements

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    2004-01-01

    All the team of the Théodora Foundation and the members of its Board warmly thank everyone who contributed to the collection organized after the death of our colleague and friend Hubert Muller Created 11 years ago, the Théodora Foundation's goal was to relieve the suffering of hospitalized children through laughter. Thanks to your gift of 850 CHF, hospitalized children will receive a tender and funny visit from one of the Théodora Foundation's Dream Doctors. The Foundation dedicates to everyone who participated the magic moments of joy and happiness lived by each small patient during one of these visits. We express here our deep gratitude to Hubert's family for this gesture and hope that they find comfort in knowing that Hubert's memory will live through these children, for whom this sum will help to relieve the difficulty of their every day lives. In the name of the Safety Commission

  10. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President, Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996 - is pictured here. Photo 01: Hubert Curien in front of the first half of the CMS detector's barrel hadronic calorimeter (HCAL). The barrel HCAL is a cylindrical structure which will surround the collision region and measure the energy of quarks and jets emerging at large angles relative to the beam direction. Photo 02: Hubert Curien (left) with Bernard Ecoffey, Founder of the Forum Engelberg, in front of the first half of the CMS detector's barrel hadronic calorimeter.

  11. The leaders are going to react too late and it is going to be expensive very expensive; Les dirigeants vont reagir trop tard et ca va couter cher tres cher

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    Pauron, M

    2005-11-15

    The third petroleum shock announced here is linked to three factors: the first one is the geological one, with the overstepping of the Hubert peak and the petroleum depletion. The second one is an economic one coming from the excess of demand face to the supply leading to an increase of prices, the third one is geopolitical one. The Hubert peak is forecasted for 2010. The only solution advocated is in the sobriety, other energy sources being not ready to replace petroleum. (N.C.)

  12. L'univers créativité cosmique et créativité artistique

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    Reeves, Hubert; Champion, Claire

    2016-01-01

    Avec le talent de vulgarisateur qu'on lui connaît, Hubert Reeves explique, en faisant d'habiles parallèles avec la créativité humaine, ce que l'on sait aujourd'hui de la création de l'Univers. Avec ses mots et ses idées simples, épurées comme des haïkus, Hubert Reeves arrive à faire comprendre l'infiniment complexe, tout en amenant ses lecteurs au bord du gouffre métaphysique.

  13. Air-Stable n-type Conductors and Semiconductors

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    2015-07-14

    3   Publications related to this topic: B. D. Naab, S. Guo, S. Olthof, E. G. B. Evans, P. Wei, G. L. Millhauser, A. Kahn , S. Barlow, S. R...B. Evans, P. Wei, G. L. Millhauser, A. Kahn , S. Barlow, S. R. Marder, and Z. Bao, “Mechanistic Study on the Solution-Phase n-Doping of 1, 3...investigator on the grant or contract. Zhenan Bao Program Manager The AFOSR Program Manager currently assigned to the award Charles Lee Reporting Period Start

  14. Global Nihilism and Local Meanings? Dreyfus on Kierkegaard and Heidegger Today

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    McPherson, Ian

    2002-01-01

    In this article, the author concentrates on the fourth chapter of Hubert Dreyfus' (2001) "On the Internet." This is entitled "Nihilism on the Information Highway: Anonymity vs. Commitment in the Present Age". The chapter focuses on Kierkegaard's (1846/2001) review of "The Present Age". From this vantage point it may be possible to look back at the…

  15. L'Origine du Monde

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    CNET & Ecole Polytechnique Paris; Vincent Ferreira

    1996-01-01

    Création, théologie, science, découverte, recherche, religion, condition humaine.Avec Maurice Jacob physicien, Hubert Curien Président du Conseil du CERN, Michael Doser physicien, Frère Emile Communauté de Taizé.

  16. Dancing out a nation's state of pity and amusement: Kelani's ...

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    With music, song, drama, dialogue, mime and poetry and the artistry of dance on screen, Kelani's postcolonial logic is further buttressed in his tenacity as an auteur filmmaker who is highly concerned about the very nature and consequences of Nigeria's ossified political system. Keywords: Tunde Kelani, Hubert Ogunde, ...

  17. Turking Statistics: Student-Generated Surveys Increase Student Engagement and Performance

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    Whitley, Cameron T.; Dietz, Thomas

    2018-01-01

    Thirty years ago, Hubert M. Blalock Jr. published an article in "Teaching Sociology" about the importance of teaching statistics. We honor Blalock's legacy by assessing how using Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) in statistics classes can enhance student learning and increase statistical literacy among social science gradaute students. In…

  18. Manipulative signals in family conflict? On the function of maternal yolk hormones in birds

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    Müller, W.; Lessells, C.M.; Korsten, P.; von Engelhardt, N.

    2007-01-01

    The exciting discovery by Hubert Schwabl (Washington State University) in the early nineties that the yolk of bird eggs contains hormones originating from the mother opened up an extremely successful research area for endocrinologists and behavioral ecologists. Since then, knowledge of both the

  19. Area Handbook Series: Guyana and Belize: Country Studies

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    1993-01-01

    dockworkers . Its mem- bership stood around 13,000 by 1920, and it was granted legal status in 1921 under the Trades Union Ordinance. Although...known labor leader, Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow, started the GLU in 1917 (as the British Guiana Labour Union) when he organized dockworkers . Another

  20. Annotating Percival Kirby's autobiography concerning his studies at ...

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    Hierdeur het hy 'n deurslaggewende rol in die ontwikkeling van sowel klassieke as inheemse musiek in Suid-Afrika gespeel. Keywords: Lewis Barrett; Aubrey Brain; Leonard Carrodus; James Friskin; Eugene Goossens; Arthur Hedges; Percival Kirby; Philip Levine; Hubert Parry; Frederick J. Read; Royal College of Music; ...

  1. Peuplement phytoplanctonique et qualité des eaux en milieu ...

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    Peuplement phytoplanctonique et qualité des eaux en milieu lacustre anthropisé: Cas du lac municipal de Yaoundé (Cameroun). Thomas Njine, Norbert Kemka, Serge Hubert Zebaze Togouet, Moïse Nola, Domitille Niyitegeka, Thomas Parfait Ayissi Etoundi, Samuel Foto Menbohan ...

  2. The nuclear and the energy supply of tomorrow. Stop the useless quarrels about the nuclear; Le nucleaire et l'approvisionnement energetique de demain. Cesser les querelles inutiles a propos du nucleaire

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    NONE

    2004-07-01

    Following the paper of Hubert Reeves which developed the reasons of the the nuclear stopping, the author presents arguments to ease this opinion ( economic growth of the developing countries, greenhouse gases reduction, fossil fuels conservation, transportation sector) and proposes a cooperation between the nuclear and the renewable energies to satisfy a sustainable development. (A.L.B.)

  3. The Quest for Luschka's Duct : An Eponym Leading a Life of Its Own?

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    Boonstra, Elizabeth A.; Lorenz, Karlotta; Porte, Robert J.

    2014-01-01

    Background: The German anatomist Hubert von Luschka gave name to several structures in the human body. One of great discussion is the duct of Luschka, part of the biliary system. There are different descriptions of the duct of Luschka. This might lead to confusion in the debate and as to what

  4. Restructuring Superpowers: The Role of the Military

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    1991-05-24

    Security Classification) ’ estructuring Superpowers: The Role of the Military 2 PERSONAL AUTHOR(S) ,TC Hubert Bridges, Jr. 3a TYPE OF REPORT 113b. TIME...ground down both military and homefront morale: the cost c the arms race had nearly bankrupt the one-dimensional Soviet economy, the emergence of a global

  5. [The concept of the "dialogical self' in psychotherapy--theoretical assumptions].

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    Józefik, Barbara; Janusz, Bernadetta; de Barbaro, Bogdan

    2012-01-01

    The authors present Michaił Bachtin's and Hubert Herman's concept of "dialogical self" which was used by family therapists to create a new conceptual tool of understanding the family therapy process. The paper shows Peter Rober's and his co-workers works that use this concept in order to understand phenomena occurring during therapeutic meeting.

  6. "Eesti keraamika seis pole üldse halb", tõdevad Eesti Keraamikute Liidu endine esinaine Aigi Orav ja uus esinaine Kersti Laanmaa / Aigi Orav, Kersti Laanmaa ; interv. R[eet] V[arblane

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    Orav, Aigi

    2005-01-01

    Eesti keraamika seisust, võimalustest, mida on alates 2000. aastast Tohisoo mõisapargi anagama tüüpi ahi eesti keraamikutele andnud, eesti keraamikute koostööst teiste valdkondade kunstnikega ja rahvusvahelistest suhetest. Ülemaailsesse keraamikute nõukogusse (AIC) kuulub Annika Teder. 2005. a. ilmus Hubert Kitteli eesti keraamikat tutvustav artikkel ajakirjas Neue Keramik

  7. Psychodiagnostic Properties of the Piotr Oles´ "Internal Dialogical Activity Scale"

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    Astretsov, D. A.; Leontiev, D. A.

    2016-01-01

    The article discusses the concept of internal dialogue and how it is understood in various schools of psychological research, including both Russia and abroad. The authors briefly investigate how the concept was understood by Mikhail Bakhtin, Lev Vygotsky, G.M. Kuchinskii, and Hubert Hermans. The "Internal Dialogical Activity Scale"…

  8. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences - Vol 9 ...

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    Gestion du risque infectieux associé aux soins et services au Centre National Hospitalier et Universitaire Hubert Koutoukou Maga de Cotonou (Bénin) · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. E-M Ouendo, J Saizonou, C Degbey, CG Kakai, Y Glele, ...

  9. Author Details

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    Ouendo, E-M. Vol 9, No 1 (2015) - Articles Gestion du risque infectieux associé aux soins et services au Centre National Hospitalier et Universitaire Hubert Koutoukou Maga de Cotonou (Bénin) Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1997-342X. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors ...

  10. 1 Contribution of land use to rodent flea load distribution in the ...

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    Contribution of land use to rodent flea load distribution in the plague endemic area of. Lushoto District, Tanzania. PROCHES HIERONIMO*1, NGANGA I. KIHUPI1, DIDAS N. KIMARO1, HUBERT GULINCK2, LOTH S. MULUNGU3,. BALTHAZAR M. MSANYA4, HERWIG LEIRS5 and JOZEF A. DECKERS2. 1Department of ...

  11. Reflexive versus Reflective: Thinking Beyond the Rules of Engagement to ’Keep Our Honor Clean’

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    2008-04-01

    physical, mental, and character.56 The physical discipline consists of fighting techniques, combat conditioning, and combat sports . The integration of...Sovereignty, The Responsibility to Protect. Dec. 2001. Toiskallio, Jarmo. Individuals, Ethics, and Military Pedagogy . Edwin R. Micewski and Hubert Annen

  12. IRIT at TREC 2012 Contextual Suggestion Track

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    2012-11-01

    the 2nd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, volume 3, pages 166–171. INSTICC Press, 2007. [HM09] Gilles Hubert and Josiane...geographic information retrieval systems: Evaluation framework and case study. Int. J. Digit. Libr ., pages 91–109, 2010. [PSC+12] Damien Palacio, Christian

  13. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Volume 122 Issue 4 July 2010 pp 511-519 Full Papers. NIR-FT Raman, FT-IR and surface-enhanced Raman scattering and DFT based theoretical studies on the adsorption behaviour of (S)-Phenylsuccinic acid on silver nanoparticles · D Sajan V Bena Jothy Thomas Kuruvilla I Hubert Joe · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  14. 77 FR 34972 - Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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    2012-06-12

    ... Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps for the Hubert H. Humphrey Hi... work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the... goods are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory...

  15. Editorial

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    raoul

    2012-04-16

    Apr 16, 2012 ... 1Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2South African Medical Research. Council and ... which are linked to the epidemiological and nutritional transitions, with structural changes such as industrialization, urbanization and increasing.

  16. Zur Grundlegung eines Betriebspraktikums für Hauptschüler

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    Klebel, Hubert (Prof.)

    1984-01-01

    Zur Grundlegung eines Betriebspraktikums für Hauptschüler. - In: Das Betriebspraktikum für Hauptschüler / [Gesamtred.: Hubert Klebel ...]. - München : Studienkreis Schule-Wirtschaft Bayern, 1984. - S. 8-16. - (Schriftenreihe des BBW ; 13)

  17. 75 FR 24450 - Early Retiree Reinsurance Program

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    2010-05-05

    ... interior of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building is not readily available to persons without Federal government... is enrolled in, in a given plan year. We define ``benefit option'' as a particular benefit design... regulatory terminology and concepts should be the same or similar between the RDS Program and the Early...

  18. Southeast Asia Report

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    1985-09-11

    right now, you’re in a bloody mess." "Hubert, get out of there, they’re after your skin ," someone shouted at one of the Thio gendarmes, whose departure...to put tilapia [a kind of fish] in? JVA: Obvious ba? [Isn’t it obvious?] Because the foreign power that lent the money might not relish the idea

  19. Rachitisme patent révélé par la perte du contrôle des convulsions ...

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    Rachitisme patent révélé par la perte du contrôle des convulsions chez un garçon infirme moteur cérébral. Hubert Désiré Mbassi Awa, David Chelo, David Chelo, Mina Njiki Kinkela, Mina Njiki Kinkela, Paul Olivier Koki Ndombo, Paul Olivier Koki Ndombo ...

  20. 1364-IJBCS-Article-Missihoun Antoine

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    KODJIO NORBERT

    Gestion traditionnelle et statut des ressources génétiques du sorgho (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) au Nord-Ouest du Bénin. Antoine Abel MISSIHOUN1*, Clément AGBANGLA1,. Hubert ADOUKONOU-SAGBADJA1, Corneille AHANHANZO1 et. Raymond VODOUHE2. 1Département de Génétique et des Biotechnologies, ...

  1. Applications of Lexical Link Analysis Web Service for Large-Scale Automation, Validation, Discovery, Visualization, and Real-Time Program Awareness

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    2012-10-23

    or quantitatively examined using the Quadratic Assignment Procedure ( QAP ; Hubert & Schultz, 1976; e.g., in UCINET, Borgatti, Everett, & Freeman...p`elli= = Figure 18. QAP Correlation via UCINET Figure 19. Word and Term Themes Discovered and Shown in Colored Groups The detailed steps of

  2. Uncovering the Hidden Structure of Platoons: Formal and Emergent Leaders’ Perceptions of Organizational Networks

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    2008-12-01

    tested by calculating the Quadratic Assignment Procedure ( QAP ) correlation between leadership ratings and advice network ties as well as the QAP ...correlation between leadership ratings and friendship network ties, in each of the three infantry platoons. QAP correlations (Hubert & Schultz, 1976...inflated estimates of statistical significance if ordinary least squares (OLS) regression is used. The QAP technique is designed to provide unbiased

  3. Lexical Link Analysis for the Haiti Earthquake Relief Operation Using Open Data Sources

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    2011-06-01

    measure obtained using the traditional quadratic assignment procedure correlation ( QAP , Hubert & Schultz, 1976) used in social sciences and social...network analysis. However, synergy defined here is calculated from lexical links instead of social network links which are commonly used. QAP ...calculates Pearson’s correlation coefficient between corresponding cells of the two data matrices. QAP also tests if the association between two networks

  4. Lexical Link Analysis Application: Improving Web Service to Acquisition Visibility Portal Phase II

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    2014-04-30

    can be examined visually or using the quadratic assignment procedure ( QAP ; Hubert & Schultz, 1976 [e.g., in UCINET]; Borgatti, Everett, & Freeman...358 - Comparing Two Time Periods QAP Correlation via UCINET Figure 10 shows a visualization of LLA with connected keywords or concepts as

  5. Born Lucky: The Institutional Sources behind the Third United States Army Headquarters’ Procedures in Northwest Europe, 1944-45

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    2014-05-22

    audiences have betrayed a similar fixation on Patton. Hubert Essame, Patton: A Study in Command (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1974); Martin...of them.” 43 Despite an acknowledged distance from the staff’s main body , subordinates also noted Patton’s strict attention to matters of staff

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    international community he was barred from employment in the country of his birth for daring to empower Kenyan peasants. In Nigeria Hubert Ogunde, Wole Soyinka, ... More recently, Victor Dugga in his play A Bridge of strings (2005) creatively confronts socio political issues in. Nigeria and places his search light on tyranny ...

  7. The Dramatist and His Praxis: A Comparative Study of the Political ...

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    There seems to be a comparable personal circumstance between the Attic dramatist, Euripides, and the Nigerian dramatist, Wole Soyinka on one hand, and between Soyinka and the popular dramatist, Hubert Ogunde on the other. They all appeared to be actively involved in the politics of their time and society. However ...

  8. Validation of an analytical method for the determination in serum of ...

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    2011-06-30

    Jun 30, 2011 ... drugs have become a major medical problem (Sanchez,. Martinez & Almarza, 2005; Smink et al. 2004). During the last 60 years, around 130 ...... Psychiatry: Update 2011. Pharmacopsychiatry, 44, 195–235. Hubert, P., Nguyen-Huu, J.J., Boulanger, B., Chapuzet,. E., Cohen, N., Compagnon, P.A., Rozet E.

  9. Transfer of High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode ...

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    2013-08-22

    Aug 22, 2013 ... Torre, Martinez, & Almarza, 2005; Smink et al., 2004). So far in Rwanda, the determination of BCLs of these drugs is not done regardless of the case. ..... Hubert, P., Nguyen-Huu, J.J., Boulanger, B., Chapuzet, E.,. Cohen, N., Compagnon,. P.A.,. Rozet,. E. (2007a). Harmonization of strategies for validation.

  10. 78 FR 49516 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2013-08-14

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Office of the Assistant... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 443H, Hubert H...

  11. Professor Luciano Maiani is new President of CERN Council

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    1996-01-01

    The delegates of the CERN* Council, the body which decides on the scientific programme and financial resources of the Organisation, elected Prof. Luciano Maiani (IT) as the next President of Council. Prof. Maiani was elected for a period of one year and will take office as from 1 January 1997, replacing Prof. Hubert Curien (FR) who will have completed his 3 year mandate.

  12. ...et maailmas on nii palju sõnu : lastekirjandus / Jaanika Palm

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    Palm, Jaanika, 1973-

    2005-01-01

    2004. a. ilmunud lastekirjandusest, ka raamatute kujundusest ja illustratsioonidest (Raud, Piret. Ernesto küülikud (ill. P. Raud); Valter, Edgar. Pokulood; Rannap, Jaan. Nelja nimega koer (ill. Ülo Pikkov, kujundanud Anne Pikkov); Kivirähk, Andrus. Limpa ja mereröövlid (ill. Anni Mäger); Sauter, Peeter. Laste raamat (ill. Alvar Jaakson); Tungal, Leelo. Lepatriinu faksiga (ill. Kirke Kangro, kujundanud Maaja Kukerman); Runnel, Hando. Suureks saamine (ill. Jüri Arrak, kujundanud Lembit Küüts); Volkonski, Peeter. Onu Volgi värsiaabits (ill. Piret Raud); Käo, Henno. Tähed ja taburet (ill. H. Käo); Panga, Milvi. See, kes lustib (ill. Viive Noor)

  13. Vana õpetaja meenutab / Valter Voole

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    Voole, Valter

    2000-01-01

    Meenutusi koolielust pärast Teist maailmasõda. Autorid: Ilmar Oja, Ella Laaneorg, Laine Mägi, Liia Toom, Volli Mäeumbaed, Milvi Mett, Aune Ork, Aavo Lind, Rein Väljas, Toivo Pruul, Leo Tikerpuu, Lembit Sauer, Erna Kivi (Raavel), Salme Raave-Sõeruer, Ervin Norgan, Peeter Luiga, Maimo Hõbessaar, Heino Topp, Eha Remmelkoor (Türnpuu), Hermi Vain, Peeter Laredei. Meenutatakse ka koolinõunik Ernst Ennot ; Ülevaade Käinast ja president Pätsi külaskäigust. Algus: 1999, 20. nov. Järgneb 11.,18.,22.,25.,29. jaan., 1;5;8;10;15;19;26;29. veebr., 2;4;7;11;21;25. märts, 1;4;8;11;18;25;29. apr., 4;6;9;11;13;16;20;23;27;30. mai, 3;6;10;13;17;20;27. juuni, 1;4;8. juuli, 12. aug

  14. Laboratory Powder Metallurgy Makes Tough Aluminum Sheet

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    Royster, D. M.; Thomas, J. R.; Singleton, O. R.

    1993-01-01

    Aluminum alloy sheet exhibits high tensile and Kahn tear strengths. Rapid solidification of aluminum alloys in powder form and subsequent consolidation and fabrication processes used to tailor parts made of these alloys to satisfy such specific aerospace design requirements as high strength and toughness.

  15. mango (mangifera i

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    for 22 New Zealand varieties. Differences in the affinity of the enzyme for the substrate were reported to be another factor that determined the degree of browning (Luh and Phithalcpal 1972, Kahn. 1997). Normal fruit develop internal browning as a consequence of over maturity and senescence. Fruits that have stems show.

  16. Sustaining SWPBIS for Inclusive Behavior Instruction. Research to Practice Brief

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    National Center on Schoolwide Inclusive School Reform: The SWIFT Center, 2017

    2017-01-01

    Inclusive Behavior Instruction features universal or schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports in a multi-tiered system of support. Many schools use School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (SWPBIS; Horner et al., 2009) for this purpose. Andreau, McIntosh, Ross, and Kahn describe thirteen characteristics of…

  17. Sinus Histiocytosis with Massive Lymphadenopathy

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    1974-03-09

    Mar 9, 1974 ... REPORT OF TWO ADDITIONAL CASES WITH ULTRASTRUCTURAL. OBSERVATIONS c. C. SUNCLAIR~NUTH. L. B. KAHN. C. J. UYS. SUMMARY. Two cases of a recently described entity, 'sinus histio- cytosis with massive lymphadenopathy,' occurring in Black males, are reported. Prominent cervical ...

  18. Intervjuu American Wind Symphony Orchestra dirigendi Robert Austin Boudreau'ga = Interview with Mr. Robert Austin Boudreau, director of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra / Robert Austin Boudreau ; interv. Heli Ojamaa

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    Boudreau, Robert Austin

    2007-01-01

    11. IV 2007. a. tehtud telefoniintervjuu Robert A. Boudreau'ga, kellele arhitekt Louis I. Kahn disainis kontserdilaevad Point Counterpoint I (valmis 1961) ja Point Counterppoint II (kavandamist alustati 1966, valmis 1975). Louis I. Kahnist, koostööst arhitektiga ja laevadest. Selgitav kaaskiri arhitekt Heli Ojamaalt. Ill.: I laeva makett, II laeva joonised ja 4 värv. fotot

  19. Characteristics Associated with Smoking Among Patrons of Three Philadelphia Parks.

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    McIntire, Russell K; Singer, David; DiVito, Brittany; Basile, Vincent; DiCarlo, Melissa; German, Eileen; Payton, Colleen

    2017-10-03

    To create healthy public spaces, Philadelphia prohibits smoking in city-owned and operated parks. Identifying the prevalence and characteristics of smoking in Philadelphia Parks would be useful for monitoring purposes; yet no studies have collected this data. This study identified the prevalence and characteristics of smoking among adult patrons entering three Philadelphia Parks (Washington Square Park, Independence Square Park, and Louis Kahn Park). During May and June 2016, we observed patrons entering the parks on Thursday afternoons. We used handheld electronic devices to categorize patrons by smoking status, age, gender, and tobacco product. We used logistic regression to assess the association of these variables with smoking. We observed 4822 people, of which 10.6% were children. Smoking was noted among 2.6% of adults in Washington Square Park, 2.6% of adults in Independence Square Park, and 7.7% of adults in Louis Kahn Park. Patronizing Louis Kahn Park was associated with greater likelihood of smoking (OR 3.11, CI 1.77-5.46) compared to Washington Square. Males were more likely than females to smoke (OR 1.45, CI 1.01-2.09). Higher likelihood of smoking among males concurs with previous studies. Higher prevalence in Louis Kahn Park may be due to differences in park patron demographics compared to other parks. Results could be used as a baseline for periodic monitoring of smoking in parks in order to inform implementation of the smoke-free park policy in Philadelphia.

  20. Yale Center for British Art

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    Scully, Vincent Jr.

    1977-01-01

    The final building by architect Louis I. Kahn was completed after his death. Panels of gray stainless steel and dark glass form a perfect box. Available from: Architectural Record, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020; $5.00 single copy. (Author/MLF)

  1. Mis tuleb

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    2006-01-01

    6. detsembrist Valga muuseumis näitus "Vaiba võlu ja valu". 13. detsembrist Tartu mänguasjamuuseumis suur päkapikunäitus. 15. detsembrini Saaremaa muuseumis Pennsylvania ülikooli arhitektuuriarhiivi koostatud näitus "Louis Kahn 100".

  2. 75 FR 41370 - Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information Act

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    2010-07-16

    ... policy and definitions. * * * * * (c) Record availability at the OSHRC e-FOIA Reading Room. The records... INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer D. Marr, FOIA Public Liaison, or Robert M. Kahn, Office of the General Counsel..., as amended) that fall within two general categories. First, OSHRC modifies its existing FOIA...

  3. 75 FR 22320 - Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information Act

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    2010-04-28

    ... definitions. * * * * * (c) Record availability at the OSHRC e-FOIA Reading Room. The records of Commission... Robert M. Kahn, Office of the General Counsel, via telephone: (202) 606-5410, or via e-mail: [email protected] within two general categories. First, OSHRC proposes modifying its existing FOIA regulations to reflect...

  4. Providing truly patient-centred care

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    communication, the provision of quality patient-centred care will always hang in the balance. Healthcare ... procedural aspects of the interpreting process that impacted most on the communication flow, rather than any ... in South Africa who suffer from a mental health disorder are not getting the care they need. (Kahn 2013).

  5. Faculty Development.

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    Gillan, Bob, Ed.; McFerrin, Karen, Ed.

    This document contains the following papers on faculty development and technology: "Involving Faculty in Faculty Development" (Kristine Blair and Dan Madigan); "Technology Use in Higher Education: A Faculty Development Model" (Jessica Kahn); "A Faculty of Education as a Community of Learners: Growing to Meet the Demands of…

  6. Raising Citizens or Raising Test Scores? Teach for America, "No Excuses" Charters, and the Development of the Neoliberal Citizen

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    Sondel, Beth

    2015-01-01

    This article addresses how teachers conceptualize and attempt to develop citizens within the context of market-based reforms. Findings are based on a qualitative case study of Teach For America teachers at a Knowledge is Power Program charter school in New Orleans. Using Westheimer and Kahne's taxonomy of citizenship, I provide evidence that…

  7. Rational Expectation Hypothesis: An Application of the Blanchard and Khan Approach

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    Tito Moreira; Geraldo Souza; Charles Almeida

    2004-01-01

    This paper uses the solution of the linear difference model under rational expectation of Blanchard and Kahn (1980) to test the validity of the inflation stickiness and the Rational Expectation Hypotheses for the Brazilian economy during the period from 06/95 to 09/02. Using the Fuhrer-Moore model and GMM we find evidence favoring both hypothesis.

  8. Student Engagement: Developing a Conceptual Framework and Survey Instrument

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    Burch, Gerald F.; Heller, Nathan A.; Burch, Jana J.; Freed, Rusty; Steed, Steve A.

    2015-01-01

    Student engagement is considered to be among the better predictors of learning, yet there is growing concern that there is no consensus on the conceptual foundation. The authors propose a conceptualization of student engagement grounded in A. W. Astin's (1984) Student Involvement Theory and W. A. Kahn's (1990) employee engagement research where…

  9. Architectors

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    Lotz, Katrine

    2008-01-01

    agency of things', which is essential for investigations of how architecture comes about. The ‘empirical stories' of the dissertation about architectural practices range from an analysis of the construction of Gothic cathedrals and the creation of works by architects Louis Kahn and Alvaro Siza...

  10. THE mSTORY OF GROIN HERNIA*

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    1971-07-03

    Jul 3, 1971 ... Kahn, J. 1.. and Koiransky H. (1933): Amer. J. Dis. Child.. 46, 40. THE mSTORY OF GROIN HERNIA*. SIMO I. WAPNICK, M.D., FR.C.S., Lecturer in Surgery, University of Rhodesia, Salisbury. SUMMARY. In The first century AD Cefsus described a method of recognition of groin hernia. It was not until Casper.

  11. From Centaur to the Meta-Environment: A tribute to a great meta-technologist

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    Klint, P.; Bertot, Y; Bertot, Y.; Huet, G; Huet, G.; Lévy, J.-J.; Plotkin, G.

    2009-01-01

    Gilles Kahn was a great colleague and good friend who has left us much too early. In this paper I will sketch our joint research projects, the many discussions we had, some personal recollections, and the influence these have had on the current state-of-the-art in meta-level language technology.

  12. Clinical effects of sirolimus treatment in patients with increased ...

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    Zhang L. Clinical observation of sirolimus instead of calmodulin inhibitors in patients with chronic renal allograft dysfunction. Chin J Surg 2008; 46(1): 70-71. 2. Zaghla H, Selby RR, Chan LS, Kahn JA, Donovan JA,. Jobbour N, Genyk Y, Mateo R, Gagandeep S, Sher LS et al. A comparison of sirolimus vs. calcineurin inhibitor ...

  13. [Gender-specific differences in the development of social relations in the elderly--results of an empirical study].

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    Minnemann, E

    1994-01-01

    This study examined gender differences in the social networks of 60 healthy women and men aged 65 to 89 years. Semi-structured interviews and a modification of the social convoy method (Kahn and Antonucci, 1980) were used. The results confirm the assumption of sex-role-specific behavior in social relationships. Gender differences were not found in the size of the social network.

  14. Corresponding author: s.trahar@bristol.ac.uk Vol.5, No.1 (2017): pp ...

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    Leibowitz, B., Bozalek, V. and Kahn, P. (eds.) 2017. Theorising learning to teach in higher education. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. ISBN978-1-138-67727-2. Pbk. xxii .... Australia. One or two contributions from those from a Confucian heritage context, for example, would perhaps have led to problematising of the 3 theoretical ...

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    Items 101 - 150 of 346 ... J Visser, M Marais, J du Plessis, I Steenkamp, I Troskie. Vol 24, No 4 (2011), Exploratory survey of informal vendor-sold fast food in rural South Africa, Abstract PDF. ABB Feeley, K Kahn, R Twine, SA Norris. Vol 18, No 2 (2005), Factors affecting food insecurity among urban poor in Thailand, Abstract.

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    0021715). This work was also supported by research funds of Changwon National University in 2011. References. Benard W L, Kahn H, Heuer A H and Huff M A 1998 J. Microelec- tromech. Syst. 7 245. Bendavid A, Martin P J, Smith G B, Wielunski ...

  17. Below the Salary Line: Employee Engagement of Non-Salaried Employees

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    Shuck, Brad; Albornoz, Carlos

    2007-01-01

    This exploratory empirical phenomological study looks at employee engagement using Kahn (1990) and Maslow's (1970) motivational theories to understand the experience of non-salaried employees. This study finds four themes that seem to affect employee engagement: work environment, employee's supervisor, individual characteristics of the employee,…

  18. Improved performance of organic light-emitting diode with vanadium ...

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    D Saikia

    2017-05-30

    1999). [13] J Meyer, A Shu, M Koroger and A Kahn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96,. 133308 (2010). [14] S T Zhang, X M Ding, J M Zhao, H Z Shi, J He, Z H Xiong, H. J Ding, E G Obbard, Y Q Zhan, W Huang and X Y Hou, et al,. Appl. Phys.

  19. A Revolution in Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection: Mitigating the Budgetary Impact.

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    Elliot Marseille

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available In a Perspective accompanying Hill and colleagues, Elliot Marseille and James Kahn compare the history of pricing and availability of ART for HIV with that of the new HCV drugs and discuss strategies for providing treatment in LMIC even in the face of high costs.

  20. A Research Program in Computer Technology. Volume 1

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    1981-08-01

    Kahn, and Bernard Lang . Formal Definition of Ada, Honeywell, Inc. and CII-Honeywell Bull, 1980. 2. Ichbiah, Jean D., et al., Reference Manual for the...14. COMPUTER RESEARCH SUPPORT Technical Staff: Support Staff: Dan Lynch John Metzger Walt Edmison Ray Bates Bill Moore Chloe HoIg Dale Chase Serge

  1. Stemcell Information: SKIP000913 [SKIP Stemcell Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available unostaining ... Yes Teratoma formation ... Salvatore Iovino Salvatore Iovino...5665113 Myotubes derived from human-induced pluripotent stem cells mirror in vivo insulin resistance. Iovi...no S, Burkart AM, Warren L, Patti ME, Kahn CR Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2016 113 7 1889-94 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26831110 ...

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    Full Text Available s Immunostaining ... Yes Teratoma formation ... Salvatore Iovino Salvatore Iovino... vivo insulin resistance. Iovino S, Burkart AM, Warren L, Patti ME, Kahn CR Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2016 113 7 1889-94 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26831110 ...

  3. Coupling between minimum scattering antennas

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    Andersen, J.; Lessow, H; Schjær-Jacobsen, Hans

    1974-01-01

    Coupling between minimum scattering antennas (MSA's) is investigated by the coupling theory developed by Wasylkiwskyj and Kahn. Only rotationally symmetric power patterns are considered, and graphs of relative mutual impedance are presented as a function of distance and pattern parameters. Crossed......-dipoles and helices are considered in order to establish a correspondence with simple antenna structures....

  4. The Impact of Employee Engagement Factors and Job Satisfaction on Turnover Intent

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    Berry, Mary Lynn; Morris, Michael L.

    2008-01-01

    The current literature review examined a proposed relationship between the antecedent-employee engagement factors--and the outcome variable turnover intent mediated by job satisfaction. Kahn's Personal Engagement Theory, Equity Theory, and Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory of Job Satisfaction were used as the theoretical underpinnings for the review.…

  5. Reawaken the American Spirit of Innovation in Your Organization

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    2015-04-01

    complicate law enforcement’s abilities to locate or identify them. Jeremy Kahn , “Mumbai Terrorists Relied on New Technology for Attacks,” New York Times, 8...In fact, after leading his air forces to such stunning success in Desert Storm, Lt Gen Charles A. ‘Chuck’ Horner, the joint force air component

  6. Synergistic Effects of Phase Folding and Wavelet Denoising with Applications in Light Curve Analysis

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    2016-09-15

    Jacoby, B. Jain, J. G. Jerni- gan, R. L. Jones, M. Juric, S. M. Kahn , J. S. Kalirai, J. P. Kantor, R. Kessler, D. Kirkby, L. Knox, V. L. Krabbendam...adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1916SPAW.......189S. 146 53. Scovil, Charles . Manual for Visual Observing. The American Association of Variable Star Observers, 2013

  7. 78 FR 39670 - World Trade Center Health Program; Addition of Prostate Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health...

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    2013-07-02

    ...\\ Letter dated September 7, 2011 from U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, and U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Peter T. King, Charles B. Rangel, Nydia M. Vel zquez, Michael..., Shapiro M, Teitelbaum SL, Stevenson L, Kochman A, Kaplan J, Dellenbaugh C, Kahn A, Biro FN, Crane M...

  8. The Fallacy of Attribution to Achieve Deterrence in Cyberspace

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    2015-04-01

    hosts.”17 Robert Kahn , who came to DARPA in 1972, introduced the notion of an open-architecture network. Specifically, an open-architecture system...accountability-cyberspace/p22630 (accessed 14 Jan 2015). Kozierok, Charles M. The TCP/IP Guide. September 20, 2005. http://www.tcpipguide.com/free

  9. Sajanditagune Kuressaare = Kuressaare of a century ago / Olavi Pesti ; tõlk. Peeter Tammisto

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    Pesti, Olavi, 1950-

    2007-01-01

    Kuressaare ajaloost ja Kahni perekonnaloost. Leib ja Beila-Rebecka (Beila-Riva, neiuna Mendelowitsch) Schmuilowsky kolisid Riiast Kuressaarde 1900. a., nende esiklaps Itze-Leib (hiljem arhitekt Louis Kahn) sündis seal vkj 20. veebruaril 1901. a. 1904. a. asus Leib elama Philadelphiasse, tema abikaasa koos nende kolme lapsega järgnes talle USAsse 1906. a. L. Kahni emapoolne sugupuu

  10. STROKE IN RURAL SOUTH AFRICA - CONTRIBUTING TO THE ...

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    LITTLE KNOWN ABOUT A BIG. PROBLEM. Kathleen Kahn, Stephen M Tollman. Objectives ... Existing data on the epidemiology of stroke in South Africa are limited, particularly among the black population, .... Services report for 1980 that documents CVAs as accounting for. 298/1DO 000 deaths in coloured patients aged 35 ...

  11. Postthrombotic Syndrome

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    ... ulcer. 2,12 Additional Resources Here are some Internet links that will give you more information about ... CrossRef PubMed ↵ Kahn SR, Ginsberg JS. Relationship between deep venous thrombosis and the postthrombotic syndrome. Arch Intern ...

  12. The Holocaust and History.

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    Singer, Alan, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    This theme based journal issue consists of articles and teaching ideas focusing on the Holocaust and history. This publication contains the following materials: (1) "Multiple Perspectives on the Holocaust?" (Alan Singer); (2) "Responses to 'Multiple Perspectives on the Holocaust'"; (3) "Escape to Cuba: Story of Laura Kahn,…

  13. Vasoregulation and renal function in essential hypertension

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    P.W. de Leeuw (Peter)

    1978-01-01

    textabstractIt is well known from population studies that blood pressure tends to increase with age (Master et al., 1950; Hamilton et al., 1954; Zinner et al., 1971; Kahn et al., 1972; Buck, 1973; Kimura, 1973; Miall and Chinn, 1973), at least in Western society. Any upward deviation from this

  14. Tectonic vision in architecture

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    Beim, Anne

    1999-01-01

    By introducing the concept; Tectonic Visions, The Dissertation discusses the interrelationship between the basic idea, the form principles, the choice of building technology and constructive structures within a given building. Includes Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Eames, Jorn Utzon, Louis Kahn...

  15. Geographical maldistribution of surgical resources in South Africa: A ...

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    Geographical maldistribution of surgical resources in South Africa: A review of the number of hospitals, hospital beds and surgical beds. A.J. Dell, D Kahn. Abstract. Background. The global burden of surgical disease has been studied to a limited extent. Despite the proven benefits of surgery, surgical services remain poorly ...

  16. Global Science and Social Systems: The Essentials of Montessori Education and Peace Frameworks

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    Kahn, David

    2016-01-01

    Inspired by Baiba Krumins-Grazzini's interdependencies lecture at NAMTA's Portland conference, David Kahn shows the unifying structures of the program that are rooted in the natural and social sciences. Through a connective web, these sciences explore the integration of all knowledge and lead to a philosophical view of life on earth, including…

  17. Providing truly patient-centred care

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    The researcher then conducted a conversation analysis to supplement these findings. ... analysis indicated that it was the ad-hoc refugee interpreter's lack of knowledge regarding the procedural aspects of .... (Kahn 2013). Added to this is the language barrier, which is a very real issue (Drennan 1998, 1999; Mouyis. n.d.).

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    Dadja Essoya Landoh, Anna-Léa Kahn, Anani Lacle, Kodjovi Adjeoda, Bayaki Saka, Issifou Yaya, Danladi Ibrahim Nassoury, Assima Kalao, Makawa-Sy Makawa, Nsiari-Mueyi Joseph Biey, Andre Bita, Yaovi Temfa Toke, Petit Dörte, Lucile Imboua, Olivier Ronveaux. Vol 24, No 1 (2016), Légionellose compliquée d'une ...

  19. A Muslim Archipelago: Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia

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    2007-03-01

    1996. Jumper, Roy Davis Linville. Power and politics: the story of Malaysia’s Orang Asli . Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1997. Kahn, Joel S...8 The Formation of Malaysia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Formation of Indonesia...19 2. Islam in Malaysia

  20. The Development of an Instrument to Measure the Theoretical Parameters of Charisma within Organizations

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    1991-09-01

    Burns (1978)/Bass (1985) .............. . Katz and Kahn (1973) ........ ................ 28 House (1977) .......................... 30 Zaleznik and...degree, been unsuccessful in predicting performance. There are those (notably Mintzberg (1973, 1982) and Zaleznik (1977)) who feel this downfall is...existing in organizations. He discusses three types: traditional, legal, and charismatic" ( Zaleznik and Kets De Vries, 1975:13). Each of these authority

  1. Using Parallel Processing for Problem Solving.

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    1979-12-01

    Harold Goldberger, Ken Kahn, Bob Kems, Henry Lieberman, Marvin Minsky, Vaughn Pratt, Maria Simi, Barbara Steele, Richard Stallman , and Sten-Ake Tamlund... Richard J., QA44: A Procedural Calculus for Intuitive Reasonig, Stanford Research Institute Artificial Intelligence Center Technical Note 73. 1231 McDermott

  2. Case report

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    2 juil. 2015 ... Le Hello C, Mouthon L, Larroche C, Lemaire V, Piette AM, Piette. JC, Ponge T, Puechal X, Rossert J, Sarrot-Reynauld F, Sicard D,. Ziza JM, Kahn MF, Guillevin L. Vasculitides associated with malignancies: analysis of sixty patients. Arthritis Rheum. 2007;57(8):1473-80. PubMed | Google Scholar. 12. Hutson ...

  3. Editorial: Laparoscopic kidney donation – giving in the best way ...

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    Editorial: Laparoscopic kidney donation – giving in the best way possible. DA Thomson, E Muller, D Kahn. Abstract. No Abstract. Full Text: EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT · http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/sajs.2232 · AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO ...

  4. Student Demographics, Satisfaction and Cognitive Demand in Two Lifelong Learning Programs

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    Simone, Patricia M.; Cesena, Jacob

    2010-01-01

    Leisure activity participation has been found to have a positive impact on our health and well-being (e.g., Rowe & Kahn, 1998), and interest in lifelong learning as a leisure time activity is rising. This study compared self-reported measures of demographics, life satisfaction, cognitive status, and mood states in adult populations (over 50…

  5. Developing Mechanisms to Promote

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    African Sociological Review, 5(1) 2001, pp.l7-35. Michael J. Kahn. Developing Mechanisms to ... Arguably this is a suite of thrusts that promote knowledge development and transfer, but the historical .... is at the level of feasibility studies into mining, ore processing, instrumentation and process control, and recovery of metals ...

  6. Strategic Deterrence for the Future

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    2015-08-01

    Herman Kahn, and Henry Kissinger . Their foundation for deterrence remains valid and is based on the prem- ise of deliberate actors who consider the costs...Horsemen” (former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, former secretary of defense William Perry, and former senator Sam Nunn) called

  7. Isast, Pojast ja Pühast Arhitektuurist / Toivo Tammik

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    2006-01-01

    Dokumentaalfilmist Saaremaalt pärit ameerika arhitektist Louis Kahnist "My Architect : A Son's Journey" (režissöör Nathaniel Kahn, produtsent Susan Behr, USA, 2003, 116 min.) ja viibimisest Philadelphias seoses Louis Kahni päevade ettevalmistamisega

  8. Download this PDF file

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    (Kahn, 2005) of dermatophilosis on the reproductive system of cattle has been reported in Nigeria (Ogwu et a1., 1981; Sekoni, 1983). Ogwu et a1. (1981) reported ovarian atrophy, anestrus, and decline in pregnancy and calving rates in moderately to severely affected female cattle while Sekoni (1983) reported a terminal.

  9. Browse Title Index

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    Items 451 - 500 of 3974 ... Vol 104, No 2 (2014), Attitudes to organ donation among some urban South African populations remain unchanged: A cross-sectional study (1993 - 2013), Abstract PDF. HR Etheredge, RE Turner, D Kahn. Vol 86, No 6 (1996), Attitudes towards parental presence at induction of anaesthesia, Abstract ...

  10. The Schools Transgender Students Need

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    Kahn, Ellen

    2016-01-01

    In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance to schools intended to provide transgender students with safe and inclusive learning environments. On the heels of this guidance, Ellen Kahn, the Human Rights Campaign's director of Children, Youth, and Families Program, offers advice for educators…

  11. Worldview and Counseling: Perceptions of Singaporean Students.

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    Soong, Cecilia

    This paper examines the worldviews of Singapore students, comprised of Chinese, Malays, and Indians, and explores students' perceptions of and preference for counseling approaches. A modified version of Ibrahim and Kahn's Scale to Assess World Views (1994) was used to assess 970 Secondary Four students' worldviews with the independent variables…

  12. A Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field: A Review of Two Formalisms of Coherent States and the Husimi Function

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    Herrera, D.; Valencia, A. M.; Pennini, F.; Curilef, S.

    2008-01-01

    In this work, we review two formalisms of coherent states for the case of a particle in a magnetic field. We focus our revision on both pioneering (Feldman and Kahn 1970 "Phys. Rev." B 1 4584) and recent (Kowalski and Rembielinski 2005 "J. Phys. A: Math. Gen." 38 8247) formulations of coherent states for this problem. We introduce a general…

  13. How the Montessori Upper Elementary and Adolescent Environment Naturally Integrates Science, Mathematics, Technology, and the Environment

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    McNamara, John

    2016-01-01

    John McNamara shares his wisdom and humbly credits Camillo Grazzini, Jenny Höglund, and David Kahn for his growth in Montessori. Recognizing more than what he has learned from his mentors, he shares the lessons he has learned from his students themselves. Math, science, history, and language are so integrated in the curriculum that students…

  14. ALICE takes root in Saint-Genis-Pouilly

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    Patrice Loiez

    2004-01-01

    To celebrate the CERN 50th anniversary and to emphasize the close ties between the community of Saint-Genis-Pouilly, CERN and the ALICE Collaboration, Hubert Bertrand, Mayor of Saint-Genis-Pouilly and Christian Fabjan, Technical Coordinator of the ALICE Experiment, planted a tree on Saturday 16 October 2004 in front of the Jean Monet Culture Center.

  15. Supporting the Air Mobility Needs of Geographic Combatant Commanders: An Evaluation Using the Principal-Agent Construct

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    2014-06-01

    dressed and most culinary endowed thesis committee any graduate student could ask for, the words “thank you” seem woefully inadequate. Dr. Chiabotti...2 Sowers, 403. 3 Jürgen Brauer and Hubert Van Tuyll, Castles, Battles, and Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History (Chicago: University...Research Agency, it becomes clear that the codified history does little to illuminate this question. For that reason, this research must depend on

  16. Theory of Electronic, Atomic and Molecular Collisions.

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    1983-09-01

    rare gas atoms (Section TV, Publications, No. 29). A strong forward peak and rapid angular variation, essentially a Fraunhofer diffraction pattern... triangular finite elements. Correct threshold behavior is built in by using momentum or wave number k as independent variables, and by starting the first...element at the continuum threshold. Since each triangular element has a finite and continuous HUbert transform, a smooth fit is obtained to both real

  17. Organizational Technology, Control Processes, and Individual Knowledge as Predictors of Performance and Satisfaction: An Analysis of Organizational Determinants.

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    1982-09-01

    Systems Thinking. London: Penguin, 1969. Fayol , Henri . General and Industrial Management . Trans- lated by Constance Storrs. London: Pitman Publishing...pp. Z86-309. Holden, Paul E., Lounsbury S . Fish, and Hubert L. Smith. Top- Management Organization and Control. Stanford CA: Stanford University...expressed in the document are those of the author( s ) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the School of Systems and Loqistics, the Air University

  18. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. He is seen here (right) in discussion with Bernard Ecoffey, Founder of the Forum Engelberg.

  19. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. He is pictured here (right) alongside CERN Director-General Prof. Luciano Maiani during the visit of Forum members to CERN.

  20. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. This series of photos was taken during a speech he made as part of a visit to CERN.

  1. Forum Engelberg 2004 to be launched in Bern on 13 November

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    2003-01-01

    "Former French science minister Hubert Curien will be among major figures from European politics and science meeting in Bern on 13 November to launch the Forum Engelberg 2004.... Forum Engelberg provides a valuable platform for science and a forum for scientists and politicians to meet. The topic of its 2004 conference, to be held in Lucerne from 1 to 4 March 2004, is "Science on the Agenda of European Politics" (1 page).

  2. Distribution and Abundance of the Interior Population of the Least Tern (Sternula Antillarum), 2005; A Review of the First Complete Range-Wide Survey in the Context of Historic and Ongoing Monitoring Efforts

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    2006-11-01

    Arkan - sas; David Oliver of the Corps’ Vicksburg District and Hubert Hervey for the “Lower” Red River in Arkansas and Louisiana downstream of Index...same year (see the methods section for how survey data were treated for this report’s presentation of historic data). Historic data from the Arkan - sas...at minimum, the full 308 river miles of the Arkansas River in Arkan - sas is covered by annual surveys. Long-term data from Corps monitoring programs

  3. ALICE takes root in Saint-Genis-Pouilly

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    2004-01-01

    To celebrate the CERN 50th anniversary and to emphasize the close ties between the community of Saint-Genis-Pouilly, CERN and the ALICE Collaboration, Hubert Bertrand, Mayor of Saint-Genis-Pouilly and Christian Fabjan, Technical Coordinator of the ALICE Experiment, planted a tree on Saturday 16 October 2004 in front of the Jean Monet Culture Center.

  4. Cas Clinique

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    Kellera A, Schneidera PA, Lemoineb R, Terrier F. Anévrisme de l'artère rénale et hypertension artérielle rénovasculaire. SchWeiLMedForum. 2002318: l1 08-10. Hubert JP,Jr, Pairolero PC, Kazmier F]. Solitary renal artery aneurysm. Surgery. 1980; Oct;88(4):557—65. M cCarron J P,Jr, Marshall VF, Whitsell JC,2nd.

  5. Cas Clinique

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    Kéllera A, Schneidera PA, Lemoineb R, Terrier F. Anévrisme de l'artère rénale et hypertension artérielle rénovasculaire. Schweiz.Med.Forum. 2002;4821108—10. Hubert JP,Jr, Pairolero PC, Kazmier FJ. Solitary renal artery aneurysm. Surgery. 1980; 0ct;88(4)255%65. McCarron JP,Jr, Marshall VF, Whitsell JC,2nd.

  6. Technikdandies

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    2017-01-01

    Solche Bilder haben die Zeitgenossen der Flugpioniere fasziniert: Hubert Latham, der gescheiterte Rivale Blériots in jenem denkwürdigen Rennen um die erste Kanalüberquerung 1909, auf seinem notgewasserten Antoinette-Eindecker sitzend, zwischen Folkestone und Calais, sich nonchalant eine Zigarre ansteckend; Alfred Jarry, auf dem Begräbnis eines Freundes im Sportsdreß und Sportschuhen, neben sich das Rennrad, Trauerarbeit leistend; Alberto Santos-Dumont, auf dem Fahrradsitz seines Kleinstluftsc...

  7. Origen y evolución del volcanismo de las Islas Canarias

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    Carracedo, Juan Carlos; Day, S J; Guillou, Hervé; Rodríguez Badiola, Eduardo; J. A. Canas; Pérez Torrado, Francisco José

    1998-01-01

    Las observaciones aquí expuestas han sido total o parcialmente revisadas por muchos colegas, cuyas valiosas sugerencias han ayudado considerablemente a enfocar y mejorar las ideas iniciales, sin que, sin embargo, sean copartícipes de cualquier error de apreciación de los autores. Entre estos colegas queremos destacar a George Walker, Robin Holcomb, Bruce Nelson, Uri ten Brink, Tim Minshull, Tony Watts y Hubert Staudigel. Para todos ellos nuestro agradecimiento más sincero. Hans Schmincke real...

  8. A Multi-Week Behavioral Sampling Tag for Sound Effects Studies: Design Trade-Offs and Prototype Evaluation

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    2013-09-30

    information about longer-term responses under more authentic sound exposure conditions. A target goal is to monitor animals during Navy sonar exercises that...St. Andrews, UK Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, CNRS, France Prior to the workshop, we focused on establishing the performance envelopes ...all 1Sensor types: d = depth, g = GPS baseband capture, a = 3-axis accelerometer, m = 3-axis magnetometer, s = sound 2Robustness factors: + location

  9. Problems in quantum mechanics

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    Constantinescu, Florin; Spiers, JA

    1971-01-01

    International Series in Natural Philosophy, Volume 30: Problems in Quantum Mechanics focuses on the processes, principles, reactions, and methodologies involved in quantum mechanics. The publication first elaborates on the mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics, simple quantum systems, and mean values and uncertainty relations. Discussions focus on mean values of dynamical variables, uncertainty relations, eigenfunctions and the energy spectrum, motion in a central field, matrix representation of vectors and operators, Hubert spaces, and operators in Hilbert space. The text then takes a l

  10. Disaster Analysis: Police and Fire Departments. Phase 2.

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    1989-03-01

    W6 9RS ENGLAND Proteccion Civil c/Evaristo 5 Miguel 8 28008 Madrid, SPAIN Hubert Williams Police Foundation 1001 22nd Street NW Suite 200 Washington...operations during natural and technological disasters; the remaining 24 studies examined police or fire response to riots or civil disturbances. Of the 26...but instead focus upon either general police activity (Wilson, 1968) or police operations during civil disturbances (Westley, 1957; Masotti and Bowen

  11. Pan African Medical Journal - Vol 14, No 1 (2013)

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    Rachitisme patent révélé par la perte du contrôle des convulsions chez un garçon infirme moteur cérébral · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Hubert Désiré Mbassi Awa, David Chelo, David Chelo, Mina Njiki Kinkela, Mina Njiki Kinkela, Paul Olivier Koki ...

  12. Applications of Lexical Link Analysis Web Service for Large-Scale Automation, Validation, Discovery, Visualization, and Real-Time Program-Awareness

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    2012-04-30

    closeness of the systems in comparison can be visually examined or examined using the Quadratic Assignment Procedure ( QAP ; Hubert & Schultz, 1976, e.g...Comparing Two Time Periods Figure 16. QAP Correlation via UCINET Each node, or word hub, represents a system feature, and each color refers to the...Systems Experimentation, Naval Postgraduate School BACK-UP SLIDES Statistical Test Example: QAP Correlation Quadratic Assignment Procedure [ QAP

  13. HIV Risk Reduction Among Young Adult Chronic Psychiatric Patients

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    1990-08-28

    the remainder were described as having migrated to New York from the Carribean . The mean age was 34. Forty-two percent lived with their families, 24...GRADUATE AND CX3NTINUING EDUCATION UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES F. EDWARD HUBERT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 4301 JONES BRIDGE...Member ty-^ ^ ^ / J Committee Member 2/ - ^ ^ — Committee Member/ Date Date Date Date The author hereby certifies that the use of any

  14. Visiting Scholars Program to Attract Brightest Minds | Poster

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    By Walter G. Hubert, Guest Writer National laboratories have a knack for assembling critical mass … and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, the newest kid on the block among such recognized research and development (R&D) leaders like Los Alamos, Oakridge, Sandia, and others, is just the place to bring together the brightest minds to take on the toughest challenges in cancer and AIDS research.

  15. Phonesis and Eros

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    Hansen, Finn Thorbjørn

    2008-01-01

    This research article investigate the use of the concept of Phronesis in contemporary educational research and it present five different approaches. Especially Hubert Dreyfus and his new competence theoty with a sixth and seventh level of competence is critical examined in light of Heidegger's an......'s and Arendt's view on Phronesis. Socratic guidance praciticies [Philosophical Counselling] is suggested as ways of training nurses in clinical supervision....

  16. Bu|I.Chern.Scc.Ethiop.,6(1l 11- 15? (1993)

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    mulls. (1:4);. FIESU LTS AND DISCUSSION rrared spectra of SnPhsBr and 8nPh38r2NEt4. X-ray structures of SnPhsCl and. SnPhaBr were determined by TSE et at [10] and Hubert and Preut [11] respectively: they consist of discrete tetrahedral molecules. The medium band at 338cm" in the spectrum of SnPhaBr which is not.

  17. Cryogenic mechanical properties of low density superplastically formable Al-Li alloys

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    Verzasconi, S. L.; Morris, J. W., Jr.

    1989-01-01

    The aerospace industry is considering the use of low density, superplastically formable (SPF) materials, such as Al-Li alloys in cryogenic tankage. SPF modifications of alloys 8090, 2090, and 2090+In were tested for strength and Kahn tear toughness. The results were compared to those of similar tests of 2219-T87, an alloy currently used in cryogenic tankage, and 2090-T81, a recently studied Al-Li alloy with exceptional cryogenic properties (1-9). With decreasing temperature, all materials showed an increase in strength, while most materials showed an increase in elongation and decrease in Kahn toughness. The indium addition to 2090 increased alloy strength, but did not improve the strength-toughness combination. The fracture mode was predominantly intergranular along small, recrystallized grains, with some transgranular fracture, some ductile rupture, and some delamination on large, unrecrystallized grains.

  18. Los 'padres' de Internet obtienen el Principe de Asturias de Investigacion. Las tecnologias clave de la Red y la WWW reciben el galardon

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    Cuartas, J

    2002-01-01

    "Los estadounidenses Lawrence Roberts, Robert Kahn y Vinton G. Cerf y el britanico Tim Berners-Lee, cuatro de los mas relevantes artifices de Internet, fueron distinguidos ayer con el Premio Principe de Asturias de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnica en representacion de las "miles de personas y muchas instituciones" que han hecho posible este avance de nuestro tiempo, que, segun el acta del galardon, "esta cambiando el mundo"." (1 page).

  19. Characterization and evolution of dermal filaments from patients with Morgellons disease

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    Stricker, Raphael; Middelveen,Marianne; Mayne,Peter; Kahn,

    2013-01-01

    Marianne J Middelveen,1 Peter J Mayne,1 Douglas G Kahn,2 Raphael B Stricker11International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, Bethesda, MD, USA; 2Department of Pathology, Olive View–UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA, USAAbstract: Morgellons disease is an emerging skin disease characterized by formation of dermal filaments associated with multisystemic symptoms and tick-borne illness. Some clinicians hypothesize that these often colorful dermal filaments are textile fibers, either s...

  20. Needles and Haystacks: The Search for Ultra in the 1930’s

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    1983-03-01

    Allies," Revue d’histoire de la deuxi~me guerre mondiale , Vol. 28, No.TT, (July 1978), pp. 73-85. Kahn, David. "The Ultra Secret." Review of F.W...Author: _ _______ Approvedby ’ .siTs Avsor Second eader Chair Department of National Security Affairs Dean of ences i...generated an electrical pulse that, rather than causing the selected letter to be imprinted on paper, caused a different letter to light up on a second

  1. Locating Noctiluca miliaris in the Arabian Sea: An optical proxy approach

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    Thibodeau, P.S.; Roesler, C.S.; Drapeau, S.L.; Matondkar, S.G.P.; Goes, J.I.; Werdell, P.J.

    vertical migrator, N. miliaris is highly buoyant because of its ability to secrete ammonia into the cytoplasm and maintain positive buoyancy (Furuya et al. 2006; Lirdwitayaprasit et al. 2012). Despite being relatively immobile, N. miliaris intercepts its... food through passive migration (Kahn and Swift 1978). The high buoyancy often causes N. miliaris blooms to accumulate at the surface, forming noticeably discolored waters (Kiørboe and Titelman 1998). N. miliaris is able to tolerate moderate fluctuations...

  2. Healthcare institutions do not favor care. Meaning of humanized care for people directly participating in it

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    Oscar Alberto Beltrán-Salazar

    2014-01-01

    Objective. This study sought to understand the meaning of humanized care for those directly participating in it. Methodology. This was qualitative research with phenomenological interpretative approach conducted in Medellín, Colombia, during 2013. It included 16 participants among nurses, adult patients, and relatives. To gather the information, in-depth interviews were used; data analysis was performed manually according to the scheme proposed by Cohen, Kahn, and Stevees. Results. According ...

  3. Air Force Information Management (IM): A 1990 Snapshot and 1995 Future Look at Air Force IM Needs and Preferred Education/Training Approaches

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    1990-12-01

    it does provide a fundamentally different view of the reality of social organizations and can serve as the basis fr major advancements in our field...LEVEL CASIETTE EDUCATION TO-TOX TNO TO RNTER MANUALS, AIDED SUPERVISOR, APPROACH EZPERT# INlTRUCTION CLASES REQUIRED CAREER YIELD SOORS,ETC TNO PEERS...Telephone Interview. Kelly AFB TX, 25 June 1990. 39. Kahn Robert L. and others. "Interviewing," International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 8

  4. Error Propagation in a System Model

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    Schloegel, Kirk (Inventor); Bhatt, Devesh (Inventor); Oglesby, David V. (Inventor); Madl, Gabor (Inventor)

    2015-01-01

    Embodiments of the present subject matter can enable the analysis of signal value errors for system models. In an example, signal value errors can be propagated through the functional blocks of a system model to analyze possible effects as the signal value errors impact incident functional blocks. This propagation of the errors can be applicable to many models of computation including avionics models, synchronous data flow, and Kahn process networks.

  5. Digitální knihovny s volným přístupem v oblasti vědy a výzkumu a identifikace a metadatový popis jejich objektů

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    Bratková, Eva

    2009-01-01

    Thesis is devoted to the analysis of open accessible digital libraries in science and research and, at practical level, thesis puts Czech national metadata sets prepared within research and ETD digital libraries development in the Czech Republic. The second chapter presents terminology issues in digital libraries area and general models of digital libraries - "Kahn-Wilensky" architecture and Reference Model Open Archival Information System (OAIS) with special regard to institutional repositor...

  6. The Transition From Threat Situations to International Crises

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    1976-09-01

    The acute International crisis. WORLD POLITICS , 1961, 14, 182-204. McClelland, C. A. The beginning, duration, and abatement of International crises...approaiches: Implications for conflict modelling and management. WORLD POLITICS , 1972, 21, 7-39. Tanter, R. MODELLING AND MANAGING INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT... WORLD POLITICS , 1967, 19, 111-127. Von Bertalanffy, L. General Systems Theory. GENERAL SYSTEMS, 1956, 1, 3. Wiener, A. J. & Kahn, H. CRISIS AND ARMS

  7. The Relationship between Psychological Meaningfulness and Employee Engagement: Moderating Effect of Age and Gender

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    Ruswahida Ibnu Ruslan; Md. Aminul Islam; Idris Mohd Noor

    2014-01-01

    There has been a great deal of interest in employee engagement over the years, and it has become a popular term. However, there is no one universally acceptable definition for employee engagement until now. Employee engagement has been defined in many ways, and its assessment also seems to be similar, as developed by scholars such as Kahn [1] who coins the term psychological meaningfulness. This paper reviews the literature surrounding employee engagement, especially in terms of psychological...

  8. Development and application of a new measure of employee engagement: the ISA engagement scale

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    Emma Soane; Catherine Truss; Kerstin Alfes; Amanda Shantz; Chris Rees; Mark Gatenby

    2012-01-01

    Effective measure of employee engagement is relevant to human resource development (HRD) theory and practice. We build on Kahn's (1990 OpenURL London School of Economics &, Psychological conditions of personal engagement and disengagement at work, Academy of Management Journal 33: 692–724) theory and develop a model of engagement that has three requirements: a work-role focus, activation and positive affect. This model was operationalized in a new measure: the Intellectual, Social, Affective ...

  9. Book Reviews

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    Bastin, J.; J.E. van Lohuizen-de Leeuw; Anthony Reid; Michael G. Peletz; P.E. de Josselin de Jong; J. Landwehr; F.G.P. Jaquet; ? Soebagijo I.N.; Hill, David T; W. Lundström-Burghoorn; M. Hekker; E.M. Beekman; H.J. de Graaf; Bailey W. Diffie; P. van Emst

    1982-01-01

    - Franz von Benda-Beckmann, M.B. Hooker, Native law in Sabah and Sarawak, Malayan law journal PTE., Singapore, 1980, xii, 91 pp. - Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Joel S. Kahn, Minangkabau social formations: Indonesian peasants and the world economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1980, xvi, 228 pp., 29 tables, 3 figs., 3 maps, glossary, index. - W.F.L. Buschkens, Jean Lydall, The Hamar of Southern Ethiopia: I, Work journal, XX + 289 pp.; II, Baldambe explains, X + 231 pp.; III, Conversation...

  10. Ameerikast Kuressaare lossi Louis Kahni hingust otsima / Sirli Tooming

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    Tooming, Sirli

    2016-01-01

    Suvel viibisid Kuressaares kaks härrasmeest Ameerikast, arhitekt Louis Kahni projekti järgi valminud eramu omanikud, kelle eesmärk oli külastada Kuressaare lossi kui Louis Kahni inspiratsiooniallikat. Neid saatis Kuressaares Louis Kahni näituse "Kahn. Saarlane" üks initsiaatoritest Heie Treier. Vestlusest ka Heie Treieriga näitusest ja ameerika külaliste arhitektuurihuvist

  11. Use of a Novel Embryonic Mammary Stem Cell Gene Signature to Improve Human Breast Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutic Decision Making

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    2015-12-01

    Making 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Wahl, Geoffrey M., Perou, Charles , Spike, Benjamin, Lasken, Roger Betty Diamond 5d. PROJECT NUMBER...Benjamin T. Spike • Geoff M. Wahl • Charles M. Perou Received: 22 December 2014 / Accepted: 23 December 2014 / Published online: 10 January 2015 The...Weir BA, Gabriel S, Winckler W, Gupta S, Jakkula L, Feiler HS, Hodgson JG, James CD, Sarkaria JN, Brennan C, Kahn A, Spellman PT, Wilson RK, Speed TP

  12. CLOSE AIR SUPPORT (CAS) FOR COUNTERINSURGENCY (COIN) AND THE UPWARD TRAJECTORY OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS): NAVIGATING THE UNDISCOVERED DOMAIN

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    COIN as a strategic approach could have serious future detrimental effects. In a fictional accounting of the outcome of a future war, Charles Dunlap...Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Briefing. “Air Force Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Flight Plan 2009- 2047” Dunlap, Charles J., Jr...jsou.socom.mil/Pages/Default.aspx Kahn , Major Stephen P. USMC. “Decentralized and Distributed Airpower for the Modern Counterinsurgency Fight”. Maxwell

  13. Promotion of physical activity among senior high school students by applying educational counseling at school

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    Indriūnienė, Vinga

    2013-01-01

    Physical activity is one of the key factors in strengthening health. Yet, in Lithuania as well as in the whole world, the physical activity among youngsters is insufficient. The sudden decrease of physical activity during this period is becoming a huge issue of the society with indisputably harmful consequences (Cairney et al., 2012; Kahn et al., 2008; Bobrova, Grajauskas, 2005); hence the promotion of physical activity of youngsters during this period of their life is becoming one of the mo...

  14. Successful Aging: Multiple Trajectories and Population Heterogeneity

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    Fengyan Tang

    2014-01-01

    Following Rowe and Kahn¡¯s successful aging model, this study identified successful aging as a distinctive aging trajectory and examined gender differences in the aging process. Using the Health and Retirement Study data (2000-2008), this study applied group-based trajectory analysis to identify multiple aging trajectories in a sample of older Americans aged 65 and over (N=9,226). Six dimensions were analyzed in the multi-trajectory model: chronic disease, physical functional limitation, disa...

  15. The N-terminal thrombin receptor fragment SFLLRN, but not catalytically inactive thrombin-derived agonists, activate U937 human monocytic cells: evidence for receptor hydrolysis in thrombin-dependent signalling.

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    Joseph, S.; MacDermot, J.

    1993-01-01

    It has previously been reported that murine macrophages can respond chemotactically and mitogenically to the serine proteinase thrombin. There is a similar response in these macrophages to catalytically inactivated thrombin or to peptide fragments of the thrombin B-chain [Bar-Shavit, Kahn, Mann and Wilner (1986) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 83, 976-980]. However, the existence of a non-proteolytic mechanism of thrombin receptor activation in mononuclear cells was not evident in the present s...

  16. Quality of Breast Cancer Care: The Role of Hispanic Ethnicity, Language, and Socioeconomic Position

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    2007-06-01

    the care and treatment of breast cancer: 11. Lymphedema . CMAJ 164:191 31. Kahn KL, MacLean CH, Liu H et al (2007) The complexity of care for patients...disparities in breast cancer decision-making and treatment : 1) Low-income was a barrier to breast reconstruction discussion and receipt; 2) Physician...patient discussion of treatment outcomes was correlated with patient satisfaction; 3) Older and lower income women were at higher risk of not

  17. Understanding employee engagement in a public service context

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    Nielsen, Mette Strange

    Employee engagement has long been capturing the attention of researchers and practitioners (Bakker, Albrecht, & Leiter, 2011; Kahn, 1990), due to its positive impact on various measures of organizational performance and individual level outcomes (Gruman & Saks, 2011; Harter, Schmidt, & Hayes, 200...... of the challenges facing public service organizations in particular. Thereafter, several questions are formulated to guide development of a qualitative explorative study following a grounded theory approach (Glaser & Strauss, 1967; Strauss & Corbin, 1990)....

  18. High School Students Whose Parents Did Not Attend College: Do Stressful Circumstances Relate to their Academic Success?

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    Morazes, Jennifer Lynne

    2011-01-01

    A growing body of evidence links demographic characteristics such as socio-economic status with exposure to stressful circumstances and physical and mental health outcomes (Adler, Boyce, Chesney, Cohen, Folkman, Kahn & Syme, 1994; Aldwin, 2007; Cohen, Doyle & Baum, 2006). This study applies a stress and coping framework to the relationship between stressful life experience and secondary and post-secondary schooling outcomes among students. This research investigates how parental level of ed...

  19. An Organizational Analysis Model for Navy Field-Level Comptrollership.

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    1980-09-01

    Learning funding process. 96. Learning to psychologically adjust to the everyday problem of "keeping the wolves away from the door." 97. Learning how...what he thinks it should be - some bending may be necessary on your part initially but as time goes on you can slowly ingratiate your methods, procedures...Organizations," American Sociological Review, p. 195, 1963. 21. Katz, D. and Kahn, R.L., The Social Psychology of Organi- zations, 2d ed., Wiley

  20. Le prix Prince des Asturies de la recherche attribue aux peres de l'internet

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    2002-01-01

    Tim Berners-Lee, Larry Roberts, Vinton Cerf et Robert Kahn, have been rewarded for their contributions to the development of the internet. The jury described their work as "sans aucun doute l'une des avancees technologiques les plus importantes de notre temps" and said the 4 prize winners "ont concu et realise un systeme qui change le monde en offrant des possibilites auparavant impensables pour le progres scientifique et social" (1/2 page).

  1. Boron-doped MnTe semiconductor-sensitized ZnO solar cells

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    and Baxter 2011; Zhu et al 2011), because of its wide band gap (~ 3∙3 eV) and exciton binding energy (~ 60 meV), as well its cheap price, versatility and the possibility of large scale production using non-toxic materials (Kahn et al. 2005; Ravirajan et al 2006). ZnO has better electron mobi- lity than TiO2. The mobility of ZnO ...

  2. Bibliografía

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    Mankeliunas, Mateo V.; Ardila y Ardila, Ruben; Ospina Cubillos, Antonio; Villar Gaviria, Álvaro

    2012-01-01

    M. I. Edelwisss. R. Tanco Duque. S. Schindler (Herausgegeben). Personalisation. Studien zur Tiefenpsychologie und Psychotherapie. Wien - Freihurg - Basel: Herder, 1964, 171 pags. Precio: DM 17,50. / Benedetti, G. Klinische Psychotherapie. Miteinem Beitrag von Dr. V. Wenger über Psychiatrische Betreullng. Bern. Stuttgart: Verlag Hans Huber, 1964, 307 pags. Schw. Fr. 34,00. / Kahn, R. L. & Cannul Ch. F. The Dinamics of lnterviewing: Theory, Technique, and Cases. New York. London: John Wiley...

  3. Nemad esindavad Eestit / Aadu Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Aadu, 1954-

    1993-01-01

    Eesti suursaadikud ja asjurid; T. Velliste (välisminister), E.R. Jaakson (USA), L. Utno (Läti), V. Strikaitiene (Leedu), J. Jõerüüt (Leedu), M. Laidre (Rootsi),A.-J. Alas (Taani, Norra, Island) T. Matshulevitsh (Saksamaa), C. Kull (Belgia, Holland, Luksemburg, EÜ, Põhja-Atlandi Koostöönõukogu), J. Kahn (Venemaa), M. Talvet (Prantsusmaa), A. Sepp (Suurbritannia)

  4. Performance Evaluation of UML2-Modeled Embedded Streaming Applications with System-Level Simulation

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    Tero Arpinen; Erno Salminen; Timo D. Hämäläinen; Marko Hännikäinen

    2009-01-01

    This article presents an efficient method to capture abstract performance model of streaming data real-time embedded systems (RTESs). Unified Modeling Language version 2 (UML2) is used for the performance modeling and as a front-end for a tool framework that enables simulation-based performance evaluation and design-space exploration. The adopted application meta-model in UML resembles the Kahn Process Network (KPN) model and it is targeted at simulation-based performance evaluation. The app...

  5. Radiology in World War II (Medical Department, United States Army)

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    1966-01-01

    gonadotropins. The analogy of these diets to those craved in the gestational state raised the expectation, which never materialized, that some patient might...sheaths, the bones, and, in contrast to syphilis , even the articular margins are involved. Differentiation of yaws from syphilis is made clinically and...confirmed in the laboratory by darkfield and Kahn tests. The radiographic picture of the disease is difficult to differentiate from syphilis if only

  6. ASSESSING THE UNCERTAINTY OF NUCLEAR DETERRENCE

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    2017-04-22

    provable right or wrong conclusion to the Kahn-Schelling debate . Policy makers are then left to make decisions based on qualitative judgements such as...events that have highly impactful long lasting consequences.35 For example, the U.S. housing crash of 2008 along with its world wide ripple effect or...chose to invest in active defenses rather than massive offensive capabilities instead. According to the White House , the proposed full modernization

  7. Management and Education of the Risk of Insider Threat (MERIT): Mitigating the Risk of Sabotage to Employers’ Information, Systems, or Networks

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    2007-03-01

    gather data that might disconfirm their hypotheses ( Wason 1966; Kahne- man 1982), especially not in public (Tedeschi 1981) or when working in groups...complexity as to overwhelm the user. • The second five address the characteristics of the trainees, balancing the cog- nitive complexity of the task with the...from using it. • The third five address whether the interactive learning environment encour- ages good engagement with the task and reflection on

  8. Valence bond/broken symmetry analysis of the exchange coupling constant in copper(II) dimers. Ferromagnetic contribution exalted through combined ligand topology and (singlet) covalent-ionic mixing.

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    Onofrio, Nicolas; Mouesca, Jean-Marie

    2010-05-27

    In this paper we aim at presenting a full-VB (valence-bond) analysis of the DFT broken symmetry (BS) exchange coupling constant J(BS). We extend Kahn and Briat's "two sites-two electrons" VB original formalism (Kahn, O.; Briat, B. J. Chem. Soc. Farady Trans. II, 1976, 72, 268) by taking into account the covalent-ionic singlet state mixing, here translated into intersite magnetic orbital delocalization. In this way, two explicit contributions to the magnetic orbital overlap appear, one from the purely covalent state, and the other one from the covalent-ionic mixing. This scheme allows us to relax the strict orthogonality constraint of Kahn and Briat's chemically heuristic model resulting into ferromagnetism. Moreover, we show how DFT-BS calculations applied to various copper(II) dimers yield effective parameters that can be injected into the full-VB model, allowing for a breaking down of J(BS) into various contributions, one of which being either ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic depending on the bridging ligand topology. Two classes of systems emerge from this analysis and the exceptional ferromagnetic coupling property of the "end-on" azido-bridged copper dimer is especially emphasized.

  9. Керамика «типа Кукутень С» в керамических ансамблях культурного комплекса Кукутень-Триполье (Постановка проблемы и краткая историография) / The Cucuteni C pottery in the Cucuteni-Trypillia cultural complex (Formulation of the problem and a brief historiography)

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    Natalia Burdo

    2016-01-01

    The “Cucuteni C pottery” is a special term for a kind of Cucuteni pottery, injected by Hubert Schmidt. The earliest samples of this pottery are dated by the B1 stage. According to T. Movsha, this kind of pottery appeared at Cucuteni-Trypillia sites under the infl uence of Serednii Stig Culture. Another question is whether these contacts were important for developing of this kind of pottery, especially for the Trypillia B1 - Cucuteni A stages. Samples of Serednyi Stig Culture from Cucuteni-...

  10. ‘ The Theoretical Eye’ translated by Anthony Auerbach

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    Hubert Damisch

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In his article ‘L’œil théoricien’ (1988, written for the catalogue of an exhibition of works by Josef Albers (1888–1976, Hubert Damisch brought the complex of ideas elaborated in his major work on Renaissance painting to bear on the twentieth century. With reference, on the one hand, to psychoanalysis, and on the other hand to geometry, Damisch juxtaposes the enigma of Albers’ works with the logic of his method, hinting at an interpretation which, like L’origine de la perspective (1987, will borrow from Lacan, Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty. Translated from the French by Anthony Auerbach with augmented notes.

  11. Reference: 244 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available hwa|Durst Francis|Feldmann Kenneth A|Feyereisen Ren辿|Goh Chang-Hyo|Kim Ho Bang|Kwon Mi|Schaller Hubert ...c pathway. According to the current gene annotation, the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis... thaliana) genome contains two putative CYP51 genes, CYP51A1 and CYP51A2. Our studies revealed that CYP51A1 should be considere...d an expressed pseudogene. To study the functional importance of the CYP51A2 gene in plan...-function mutants for CYP51A2 showed multiple defects, such as stunted hypocotyls, short roots, reduced cell

  12. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. Horst Wenninger (left) in animated discussion with Alexander Höchli, member of the Institutional Committee of Forum Engelberg and former Landammann of the canton of Obwalden.

  13. Finger Movements in Transcription Typing

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    1980-05-07

    Laboratories1845 Elena Ave., Fourth Floor I Dr. J. Arthur Woodward 1 Dr. Hubert Dreyfus Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Department of Psychology University...AsDonnel Doulas Atronautics Co. I Dr. Martha Poison 51eCrtyDrvP.O. 3" 516 Departlmt of PsJychology 5 e~ rv St. Louis , NO 63166 University of Colorado...Astronautics Co. I DR. DIANE M. IBISEY-KLEE 1 SC. ICHAPL AT00 P. 0. Sex 516 1-K RESEARCH & SYSTM IESIGN SCINCE APPLICATIONS ISTITUT St. Louis , MO 63166

  14. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. Photo 01: Thérèse Wolf, Secretary of Forum Engelberg; Alain Hervé; Horst Wenninger; and Alexander Höchli, Forum member and former Landammann of the canton of Obwalden, at the CMS detector's assembly site.

  15. Ultime ballet aérien pour CMS : descente du bouchon YE-1

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    2008-01-01

    La chorégraphie des bouchons de CMS s'est achevée le mardi 22 janvier avec la descente du plus lourd d'entre eux, le YE-1. Au terme de 10 heures d'une descente spectaculaire de 100 mètres, l'énorme pièce s'est doucement posée sur le sol de la caverne expérimentale de CMS, sous les applaudissements des nombreux spectateurs. Interview de Hubert Gerwig, l'ingénieur de CMS en charge du projet.

  16. Visit of Japanese Minister for Education, Science and Culture, Kaoru Yosano

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    1995-01-01

    Hubert Curien (in the middle) with the Japanese Minister for Education, Science and Culture, Kaoru Yosano, and CERN's Director-General, Christopher Llewellyn Smith, at the ceremony marking the start of collaboration between CERN and Japan in 1995. At this ceremony to mark the start of collaboration between CERN and Japan, Minister Yosano presented Professor Llewellyn Smith with a wooden Daruma doll. In line with Japanese tradition, the doll was painted with one eye to mark the start of the LHC project and the second eye will be added upon the project's completion.

  17. Etude comparative des criteres d'amsel et du score de nugent pour ...

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    Matériel et méthodes : Il s'agit d'une étude prospective, qui s'est déroulée au Laboratoire de Bactériologie du Centre National Hospitalier et Universitaire Hubert Koutoukou Maga de Cotonou du 06 mars au 06 mai 2013. Ont été inclus dans l'étude, tous les sujets de sexe féminin, âgés d'au moins 15 ans et consécutivement ...

  18. Mechanisms of diffusional phase transformations in metals and alloys

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    Aaronson, Hubert I; Lee, Jong K

    2010-01-01

    Developed by the late metallurgy professor and master experimentalist Hubert I. Aaronson, this collection of lecture notes details the fundamental principles of phase transformations in metals and alloys upon which steel and other metals industries are based. Mechanisms of Diffusional Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys is devoted to solid-solid phase transformations in which elementary atomic processes are diffusional jumps, and these processes occur in a series of so-called nucleation and growth through interface migration. Instead of relying strictly on a pedagogical approach, it doc

  19. Kirjanik ja pasatornaado I / Tiit Aleksejev

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    Aleksejev, Tiit, 1968-

    2008-01-01

    Vene kodusõja kajastamisest 1920. aastate nõukogude proosas. Käsitletakse Isaak Babeli novellikogu "Ratsaarmee" (tõlkinud Olev Jõgi. Tallinn : Eesti Raamat, 1977), Boriss Lavrenjovi jutustust "Neljakümne esimene" (tõlkinud Jüri Karindi. Tallinn : Eesti Raamat, 1975), Viktor Kini jutustust "Valgete tagalas" (tõlkinud Jüri Ojamaa. Tallinn : Eesti Raamat, 1978), Hubert Minagrelli jutustust "Neli sõdurit" (pr. k. "Quatre soldats"), Andrei Platonovi novelli "Inimene iseendas" (ilmunud raamatus "Meistri saamine" / tõlkinud Virve Krimm. Tallinn : Eesti Raamat, 1979) ja romaani "Tševengur" (ilmunud raamatus "Tševengur. Kotlovan. Rasskazõ". Moskva, 2007), samuti ka Arkadi Gaidari loomingut

  20. The Petitioning System: A Major Challenge to “Social Harmony”? and Can Taiwan’s opposition reconstruct itself?

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    Tran Dai, Candice; Kilian, Hubert

    2012-01-01

    Analysis by Candice Tran Dai based on:• Wu Yang, “Debate at the highest level of the CCP on the question of maintaining or abandoning the petition system,” Chengming, 2 May 2009• Yu Jianrong, “University specialisation in ‘petitions’: What needs to be studied,” Nanfang Zhoumo, 10 June 2009Analysis by Hubert Kilian based on:• “Internal tensions in the DPP: Pandora’s box opened in executive committee,” Lianhe bao - United Daily News, 9 June 2009, editorial pages.• “When Chen Chu was in prison f...

  1. Superiority of the Stochastic Restricted Liu Estimator under misspecification

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    M. H. Hubert

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the use of correct prior infromation in the estimation of regression coefficients when the regression model is misspecified due to the exclusion of some relevant regressor variables. In particular, the attention is focused on the Stochastic Restricted Liu estimator introduced by Hubert and Wijekoon (2004, which outperforms Liu estimator with respect to the matrix mean squared error matrix criterion. Further the superiority of the Stochastic Restricted Liu predictor over the Liu predictor is also examined, and concluded that there are situations where the Stochastic Restricted Liu predictor outperforms the Liu predictor with respect to the mean squared error matrix criterion even the model is misspecified.

  2. Combining MMOWGLI Social Media Brainstorming with Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) to Strengthen the DoD Acquisition Process

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    2013-09-30

    Figure 4.   Comparing Two Time Periods .......................................................... 5 Figure 5.   QAP Correlation via UCINET...quadratic assignment procedure ( QAP ; Hubert & Schultz, 1976 [ e.g., in UCINET]; Borgatti, Everett, & Freeman, 2002) to compute the correlation of two...ìëáåÉëë=C=mìÄäáÅ=mçäáÅó - 6 - k~î~ä=mçëíÖê~Çì~íÉ=pÅÜççä= QAP Correlation via UCINET Figure 6. Figure 7 shows a visualization of LLA with connected

  3. Postmoderne overbelastning : en komparativ analyse av tre storbyromaner

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    Andersen, Øystein

    2006-01-01

    Denne oppgaven er en komparativ analyse av tre storbyromaner; Crash av J.G. Ballard, Requiem for a Dream av Hubert Selby Jr, og Fight Club av Chuck Palahniuk. I hver av disse romanene skildres en form for stagnert storbytilværelse, der hovedkarakterenes liv er repeterende og stillestående. I et postmoderne samfunn i evig forandring, er det viktig å kunne tilpasse seg disse endringene, skifte kurs og ta i bruk nye muligheter. Dette er den postmoderne livsstrategi, en nødvendig strategi for å l...

  4. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. Photo 01: Jean-Claude Landry, Department of the Interior, Agriculture and Environment, state of Geneva (right) in discussion with Peter Jenni, spokesperson for the ATLAS collaboration.

  5. Tratamento eclético da lepra: 20 anos de experiência

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    H. C. de Souza-Araújo

    1949-06-01

    Full Text Available The author gives the clinical records of 20 patients, 14 of which were treated during 17 months, and the rest much less. The method used for treatment was the ecclectical — preferred by the A. since many years —, in which he associates electricity with minor surgery, chaulmestrol (pure or with 0.5 p. c. iodine or 4 p. c. creosote and other auxilliary curative agents. The chaulmoogra derivatives were used daily as nostrils tamponage (2 p.c. mentholated or thymolated ester, periodically by injections inside the enlarged lymph nodes and nerve abscesses, and twice weekly by subcutaneous infiltrations (MUIR method 5 c.c. each, and chaulmoogra soap tablets per os. The galvanocauterisation session was once per week, on active leprotic lesions, followed by painting with 30 p. c. trichloracetic acid solution. All 20 patients were bacilliferous before treatment, and became stronger positive after some months treatment. At the end 14 negativated and 6 remained positive and sometimes bacilli being very scanty. 16 out of 20 gave interesting serological reactions, viz.: Wassermann, Stern, Kahn. Rubino, Witebsky and Gaté (Formol-gel positive in 5; Stern, Rubino. Witebsky and Gaté positive and Wassermann and Kahn negative in 2; Stern. Kahn, Witebsky and Gaté positive and Wassermann anticomplementary in 1; Wassermann. Stern, Kahn, Rubino and Gaté negative in 1. in the beginning, and a few months later Stern. Witebsky and Gaté becoming positive; Stern. Rubino. Witebsky and Gaté positive and anticomplementary W. in 1; Stern, Witebsky and Gaté positive and Wassermann. Kahn and Rubino negative in 1; Witebsky and Gaté positive and Wassermann, Stern, Kahn and Rubino negative in 1; Witebsky 3 times anticomplemantary and strongly positive Gaté in 1; Wassermann and Gaté positive in 1; Stern and Rubino positive in 1 and Stern test negative in one. In 7 cases high Formol-gel were associated with a high sedimentation index. Many cases had very high S.I. being

  6. Star Messenger: Galileo at the Millennium

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    White, R. E.

    1999-05-01

    Smith College has recently established the Louise B. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute to foster interdisciplinary scholarship among the faculty. In the 1999-2000 academic year, the Kahn Institute is sponsoring a project entitled "Star Messenger: Galileo at the Millennium." The project will explore the impact of the astronomical discoveries of Galileo and his contemporaries on the Renaissance world-view and also use Galileo's experience as a lens for examining scientific and cultural developments at the symbolic juncture represented by the year 2000. Seven faculty fellows and 10-12 student fellows will participate in a year-long colloquium pursuing these themes, aided by the participation of some five Visiting Fellows. The inaugural public event will be a symposium on the historical Galileo, with presentation by three noted scholars, each of whom will return to campus for a second meeting with the Kahn colloquium. Additional events will include an exhibit of prints, artifacts, and rare books related to Galileo and his time, an early music concert featuring music composed by Galileo's father, and a series of other events sponsored by diverse departments and programs, all related to the broad themes of the Galileo project. The culminating events will be the premiere of a new music theater work, which will encapsulate the insights of the colloquium about human reactions to novel insights about the world, and a symposium presenting the research results of faculty and student fellows. The symposium will feature a capstone lecture by an visionary scholar projecting the implication of historical and contemporary trends into the future.

  7. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. Quarterly Report to the United States Congress

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    2011-04-30

    SOEs. Even with a slimmed -down workforce, a combi- nation of war damage, technological obsolescence, and years of insuffi cient maintenance...223rd Finance Detachment Conspiracy to commit wire fraud 11/13/2006 3 years probation; $86,557 restitution; and $100 assessment Sgt. Carlos Lomeli...Lane, Jr. 1/30/2009 Jennifer Anjakos 1/30/2009 Carlos Lomeli Chavez 1/30/2009 Derryl Hollier 1/30/2009 Luis A. Lopez 1/30/2009 Mohammed Shabbir Kahn 10

  8. Sixtiers (1964–1974

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    Lyutsian Antipin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Irkutskgrazhdanproject was founded in the middle of the 1960s, a unique and wonderful time. Clear and heavy forms of Neo-Brutalism matched harmoniously the context of the Siberian city of Irkutsk. Young architects of the western avant-garde were aligned with the emerging Irkutsk school, which was unexpected, because both parties could hardly know about each other. But it is obvious that the first architects from Irkutskgrazhdanproject ranged among such great architects as the Smithsons, Louis Kahn and Kenzo Tange.

  9. Lipoatrofia marrón, obesidad y daño vascular: mecanismos moleculares de resistencia a la insulina en células cardiovasculares

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    Fernández Otero, Yolanda

    2011-01-01

    En las sociedades occidentales se ha producido un aumento de la prevalencia de la obesidad y de las enfermedades metabólicas relacionadas con ella, tales como el síndrome metabólico y la diabetes tipo 2 [Haffner, S. y Taegtmeyer 2003]. Los individuos aquejados de las dolencias citadas, sufren los efectos de la resistencia a la acción de la insulina [Saltiel y Kahn 2001] y del daño cardiovascular, y éste es una de las principales causas de muerte en la población con enfermedad cardiovascular. ...

  10. Translating Vision into Reality: The Role of the Strategic Leader

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    1992-04-15

    such as Warren Bennis , Burt Nanus , John Gardner, James Kouzes, Barry Posner, and Thomas Peters -- have worked diligently to define vision. Some of...and World Report, 23 September 1991, 31-33. 4 Field Manual 22-103, 7. 5Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus , Leaders (New York: Harper and Row, 1985), 141...6Burt Nanus , "Futures-Creative Leadership," Thej Fuurs, May-June 1990, 14. 7Bennis and Nanus , 103. 8 Bennis and Nanus , 107-108. 9Herman Kahn, William

  11. Sverre Fehn : desde el dibujo

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    López Cotelo, Borja

    2013-01-01

    [Resumen] 'Sverre Fehn. Desde el dibujo' presenta una propuesta de clasificación taxonómica de la producción gráfica del arquitecto noruego Sverre Fehn (1924-2009) e indaga en el papel que el dibujo a mano alzada desempeñó en su método de proyecto; con este propósito, la investigación se extiende a cuatro arquitectos vinculados a Fehn (Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Reima Pietilä, Jørn Utzon), centrándose en el uso que cada uno de ellos hizo del dibujo. La tesis, dividida en tres partes, e...

  12. Holographic toolkit for optical communication beyond orbital angular momentum

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    Rosales-Guzman, C

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available -Te´le´com/Te´le´com SudParis, 9 rue Charles Fourier, 91011 Evry, France ABSTRACT Current optical communication technologies are predicted to face a bandwidth capacity limit in the near future. The nature of the limitation is fundamental rather than technological... momentum multiplexing.,” Nat. Commun. 5, 4876 (2014). [20] Torres, J. P., “Optical communications: Multiplexing twisted light,” Nature Photonics 6(7), 420–422 (2012). [21] Zhao, N., Li, X., Li, G., and Kahn, J. M., “Capacity limits of spatially multiplexed...

  13. Soft X-ray spectral variations in Scorpius X-1

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    Kahn, S. M.; Charles, P. A.; Bowyer, S.; Blissett, R. J.

    1981-01-01

    Soft X-ray spectra of Scorpius X-1 obtained with the low-energy detectors of the A-2 experiment on HEAO 1 are presented. The raw count spectra are deconvolved using the Kahn and Blissett technique to reveal the presence of oxygen absorption in the range 0.5-0.7 keV. The strength of this feature is shown to vary on a time scale of order hours. These results are interpreted as evidence for variable X-ray photoionization of circumsource material in the system. An alternative model, involving variable Compton broadening of an oxygen edge, is also discussed.

  14. Optical communication beyond orbital angular momentum

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    Trichili, A

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available . 3CSIR National Laser Centre, PO Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. 4Institut Mines-Télécom/Télécom SudParis, 9 rue Charles Fourier, 91011 Evry, France. Correspondence and requests for materials should be addressed to C.R.-G. (email: carmelo..., Y. et al. Free-space optical communications using orbital-angular-momentum multiplexing combined with mimo-based spatial multiplexing. Opt. Lett. 40, 4210–4213 (2015). 19. Zhao, N., Li, X., Li, G. & Kahn, J. M. Capacity limits of spatially...

  15. Evolución de la desigualdad salarial regional en México, 1994-2003

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    David Castro Lugo; Berenice Morales Sandoval

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la desigualdad salarial regional en México (1994-2003) e identificar los factores que inciden en ella. El análisis se sustenta en la metodología del "segundo momento" propuesta por Blau y Kahn (1996) y adaptada por Monastiriotis (2003). Los resultados sugieren una disminución de la brecha total a partir de 1995, así como una tendencia a la homogenización de la remuneración laboral al interior de las regiones, mientras que entre ellas la diferencia a...

  16. Impedance-Match and Element-Pattern Constraints for Finite Arrays

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    1976-06-16

    d6 11d so~ rPespcvely, and whore t and denote tanillar row veetors. Ilion A fMolt lowsel tvhateo8i the mcaeain 2X-poris ohtfs the no n-ot myti ifrw...rotgie (10e. Uenwcoluum vedors a’ aid b’are and WALTER F. KAHN a! (.5) a (l1b) whore 1 0 Hence b = Sa implies b’ ASAR-’a’ or ~ (~ + (12) Sr m• t! "Note...and the vdge effect present at this spacing is dis- played in Figs, lib, Ice, and 11d. The cent-r-element pattern in Fig. Ila displays a close

  17. Managing freshly baked bread: statistical analyses of demand patterns; suggestions for improvement of control principles.

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    Mora Rueda, Carlos

    2016-01-01

    Kahn (1995) señala tres motivaciones básicas por las que los consumidores buscan variedad en los productos: (1) la necesidad de estímulo adicional cuando ciertas necesidades están cubiertas, (2) cambios en el entorno y (3) la incertidumbre de los consumidores acerca de los gustos futuros. El minorista puede influir sobre las dos primeras mediante cambios en los precios o en la disposición de los artículos en el espacio de venta. Sin embargo, estas motivaciones también pueden aparecer naturalm...

  18. Leukocyte-derived microvesicles dock on glomerular endothelial cells: stardust in the kidney.

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    Mack, Matthias

    2017-01-01

    Microvesicles are released from the plasma membrane of various cell types, can be taken up by other cells, and can transport membrane proteins and cytosolic contents between cells. Kahn et al. demonstrate that leukocyte-derived microvesicles bearing B1-kinin receptors are enriched in the plasma of vasculitis patients and dock on endothelial cells in the glomerulus. Cell culture experiments suggest that B1-receptors transferred by these microvesicles are functionally active on acceptor cells. Copyright © 2016 International Society of Nephrology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Apologies to Djankusó

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    Richard Price

    2003-01-01

    [First paragraph] In 19901 published a photo and captioned it "Gaama Djankusó (tribal chief, 1898-1932) wearing his ceremonial gorget and his "lóndd"' (Price 1990: 410), with the image credited to Morton Kahn's Djuka (1931: facing p. 106). The adjoining text, discussing the Saramaka chief's ceremonial uniform, explains that Before its general shape was altered during the twentieth century, the gaama's cocked hat was called by Saramakas "löndö," the more usual meaning of which is "cunt," ...

  20. Evaluación psicológica de la comunicación relacional no verbal

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    Sánchez-Aragón, Rozzana

    2014-01-01

    La comunicación relacional representa el principal mecanismo de interacción entre los miembros de una relación cercana, por lo que en sus dos vías (verbal y no-verbal) contribuye a desarrollar un vínculo ya sea de intimidad o de hostilidad entre sus miembros. La comunicación no verbal, por su carácter complejo, no ha sido fácil o frecuentemente operacionalizada (p. e., Burgoon y Hale, 1987; Kahn, 1970; Riggio, 2006) y aún menos en el contexto de la cultura mexicana, la cual se caracteriza por...

  1. L'Avenir de la Vie sur la Terre

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    2007-01-01

    Notre planète va mal : réchauffement climatique, épuisement des ressources naturelles, pollutions des sols et de l'eau provoquées par les industries civiles et guerrières, disparité des richesses, malnutrition des hommes, taux d'extinction effarant des espèces vivantes, etc. La situation est-elle vraiment dramatique ? Que penser des thèses qui contestent ce pessimisme ? À partir des données scientifiques les plus crédibles - et de leurs incertitudes -, Hubert Reeves dresse un bilan précis des menaces qui pèsent sur la planète. Son diagnostic est alarmant : si la vie sur Terre est robuste, c'est l'avenir de l'espèce humaine qui est en cause. Le sort de l'aventure humaine, entamée il y a des millions d'années, va-t-il se jouer en l'espace de quelques décennies ? Notre avenir est entre nos mains. Il faut réagir, et vite, avant qu'il ne soit trop tard. Auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur l'odyssée cosmique tel Patience dans l'azur ou Poussières d'étoiles, Hubert Reeves est astrophysicien et dire...

  2. Aux frontières de l'astrophysique et de la philosophie entre infiniment grand et infiniment petit

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    2014-01-01

    « L’Univers est en changement. Nous ne sommes pas des étrangers dans l’Univers : les récentes découvertes en astrophysique apportent la preuve de notre lien étroit avec tout ce qui brille dans le ciel ». par Hubert Reeves Conférence en français – Traduction simultanée en anglais À vos agendas ! Hubert Reeves, astrophysicien, philosophe et grand communicateur, est de retour au Globe de la science et de l’innovation, deux ans après la découverte du boson de Higgs au CERN, pour parler des frontières de la physique, de l’astronomie et de la philosophie. Si vous vous êtes déjà demandé dans quelle mesure cette découverte a changé notre connaissance de l’Univers et renforcé le lien entre le monde infinime...

  3. A CERN flag is set to wave up in the Himalayas

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    Roberto Cantoni

    2010-01-01

    On 18 October, Hubert Reymond, from the Industrial Controls and Engineering group of the EN Department, will be leaving to Nepal with a CERN flag in his backpack. He will place it at the highest point of his trek across the Annapurna mountains in the Himalayas, Thorong La pass, at 5,416 m above sea level.   A view of the Annapurna mountains (source: www.flickr.com/minutesalone) “Is there any official CERN flag I can carry with me during my trek through Nepal?” Some days ago, the Press Office was confronted with this unusual (but see box) question from Hubert Reymond. From 18 October to 10 November, Reymond, who works as an industrial computing engineer in the EN Department, will be trekking across the 55 km-long Annapurna massif in the Himalayas, whose highest point lies at 8,091 m (making it the 10th-highest summit in the world). The area is well-known to trekkers from around the world, as it includes several world-class circuits, including the Annapurna circuit which Reym...

  4. 212ʻ Fahrenheiti : eesti luule 2006 / Piret Bristol

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    Bristol, Piret, 1968-

    2008-01-01

    Järgmistest 2006. a. ilmunud luulekogudest: Ryytle, Indrek. Inglid rokijaamas. Puhja : I. Rüütle ; Runnel, Hando. Viru veri ei värise. Tartu : Ilmamaa ; Vabat, Martin. Mina olengi kirjandusklassik. Tartu : Eesti Kirjanduse Selts ; Korts, Eliina. Lööklaused murravad metsi. Tartu : Eesti Kirjanduse Selts ; Koff, Indrek. Vana laul. Luige : Verb ; Teede, Andra. Takso Tallinna taevas. Luige : Verb ; Vusser, Kaspar. Vusserduste võnked. Tallinn : P. Kukk ; Elbing, Andrus. Siin Beebilõust, tere! : häired pimelinna tänavalt = Ciao, it's Babyface : trouble from the streets of a blind city. Tallinn : Epifanio ; Hint, Miina. Vabaduse vang, ehk, Põrandaalune kirjandus. Tallinn : MR ; Jüriado, Tiiu. Luule on ime. Habaja : Kentaur ; Ligi, Katre. Naabrivalve. Tartu : Ilmamaa ; Krull, Hasso. Talv. Tallinn : Tuum ; Mets, Mae. Pühapäeval on reede. Tartu : Ilmamaa ; Ploom, Ülar. Porr ja sorry. Tallinn : Tuum ; Hirv, Indrek, Surmapõletaja. Tallinn : Tuum ; Piir, Milvi Martina. Kõrkjavaas. Tartu : Fantaasia ; Soomets, Triin. Väljas. Tallinn : Tuum ; Mathura. Kohalolu. Rapla : Allikäärne ; Afanasjev, Vahur. Katedraal Emajões. Tartu ; Brüssel : ID Salong//Sild, Ivar. Spermaga ja puha. Pärnu : Jumalikud Ilmutused ; Meiel, Kaupo. Polügrafisti käsiraamat. Pärnu : Jumalikud Ilmutused ; Kivisildnik, Sven. Vägistatud jäämägi. Pärnu : Jumalikud Ilmutused ; Arder, Ott. Luule sünnib kus sünnib kui sünnib / koost. Leelo Tungal. Tallinn : Tänapäev ; Kompus, Marko. Vallaliste jõgede tõkkejooksja. Tartu : M. Kompus

  5. Train your brain: Don’t put your password on paper!

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    2012-01-01

    I completely acknowledge that constructing a good password can be difficult. And remembering it for some time isn’t easy, either. However, noting it down on a sheet of paper and hiding it in a drawer in your office (or even attaching a sticky note to your monitor) isn’t a valid solution. It violates CERN Computing Rules.   You can do better! Train your brain! Here are some hints to help you choose good passwords: Choose a line or two from a song or poem, and use the first letter of each word. For example, "In Xanadu did Kubla Kahn a stately pleasure dome decree!" becomes "IXdKKaspdd!"; Use a long passphrase like the sentence "InXanaduDidKublaKahnAStatelyPleasureDomeDecree!" itself; Alternate between one consonant and one or two vowels with mixed upper/lower case. This provides nonsense words that are usually pronounceable, and thus easily remembered. For example: "Weze-Xupe" or "DediNida...

  6. [Active ageing and success: A brief history of conceptual models].

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    Petretto, Donatella Rita; Pili, Roberto; Gaviano, Luca; Matos López, Cristina; Zuddas, Carlo

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to analyse and describe different conceptual models of successful ageing, active and healthy ageing developed in Europe and in America in the 20° century, starting from Rowe and Kahn's original model (1987, 1997). A narrative review was conducted on the literature on successful ageing. Our review included definition of successful ageing from European and American scholars. Models were found that aimed to describe indexes of active and healthy ageing, models devoted to describe processes involved in successful ageing, and additional views that emphasise subjective and objective perception of successful ageing. A description is also given of critiques on previous models and remedies according to Martin et al. (2014) and strategies for successful ageing according to Jeste and Depp (2014). The need is discussed for the enhancement of Rowe and Kahn's model and other models with a more inclusive, universal description of ageing, incorporating scientific evidence regarding active ageing. Copyright © 2015 SEGG. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  7. An Einstein survey of the 1 keV soft X-ray background in the Galactic plane

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    Stanford, John M.; Caillault, Jean-Pierre

    1994-01-01

    We have analyzed 56 Einstein Observatory Imaging Proportional Counter (IPC) observations within +/- 3 deg of the Galactic plane in order to determine the low-latitude soft X-ray background flux in the 0.56-1.73 keV band. Any detected X-ray point source which fell within our regions of study was removed from the image, enabling us to present maps of the background flux as a function of Galactic latitude along 18 meridians. These maps reveal considerable structure to the background in the Galactic plane on an angular scale of approximately 1 deg. Our results are compared with those of an earlier study of the 1 keV X-ray background along l = 25 deg by Kahn & Caillault. The double-peaked structure they found is not discernible in our results, possibly because of the presence of solar backscattered flux in their data. A model which takes into account contributions to the background by extragalactic and stellar sources, the distribution of both atomic and molecular absorbing material with the Galaxy, the energy dependence of the cross section for absorption of X-rays, and the energy dependence of the detector has been constructed and fitted to these new data to derive constraints on the scale height, temperature, and volume emissivity of the unaccounted-for X-ray-emitting material. The results of this model along l = 25 deg are roughly similar to those of the model of Kahn & Caillault along the same meridian.

  8. Similarities and differences in dream content at the cross-cultural, gender, and individual levels.

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    William Domhoff, G; Schneider, Adam

    2008-12-01

    The similarities and differences in dream content at the cross-cultural, gender, and individual levels provide one starting point for carrying out studies that attempt to discover correspondences between dream content and various types of waking cognition. Hobson and Kahn's (Hobson, J. A., & Kahn, D. (2007). Dream content: Individual and generic aspects. Consciousness and Cognition, 16, 850-858.) conclusion that dream content may be more generic than most researchers realize, and that individual differences are less salient than usually thought, provides the occasion for a review of findings based on the Hall and Van de Castle (Hall, C., & Van de Castle, R. (1966). The content analysis of dreams. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.) coding system for the study of dream content. Then new findings based on a computationally intensive randomization strategy are presented to show the minimum sample sizes needed to detect gender and individual differences in dream content. Generally speaking, sample sizes of 100-125 dream reports are needed because most dream elements appear in less than 50% of dream reports and the magnitude of the differences usually is not large.

  9. Trial by Fire

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    Covault, Craig

    2005-01-01

    The NASa/ATK Thiokol space shuttle solid rocket motor program has doubled ground test firings and enhanced manufacturing quality and process control to increase safety for Discovery's return to flight. There are a number of places where we've strengthened our engineering and our processes, says Mike Kahn, ATK Thiokol vice president of space launch systems. Protecting the booster against corrosion in the humid Florida environment is one area that has been addressed. Since the loss of Columbia, ATK Thiokol and the Marshall Space Flight Center have completely reevaluated the shuttle solid rocket motor's design certification and found no major problems, Kahn said. The Thiokol solid motors did not play a role in the 2003 Columbia accident, but the motor's older field joint design (since replaced) was the primary cause of the 1986 Challenger accident that killed seven astronauts. The 129 X 12-ft. ATK Thiokol reusable solid rocket motor forms the core of the shuttle's two solid rocket boosters (SRBs). United Space Alliance (USA) has overall responsibility for the booster's nose-mounted systems such as recovery parachutes and aft-mounted thrust vector control systems that increase the length to 149 ft. USA and its subcontractors have also reaffirmed quality control on systems such as the booster's Hamilton Sundstrand hydraulic power units for critical thrust vector control. And to ensure greater safeguards against booster debris jeopardizing the orbiter, a bolt-catcher system to restrain the large bolts, severed at booster separation, was also redesigned.

  10. How do leader-member exchange quality and differentiation affect performance in teams? An integrated multilevel dual process model.

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    Li, Alex Ning; Liao, Hui

    2014-09-01

    Integrating leader-member exchange (LMX) research with role engagement theory (Kahn, 1990) and role system theory (Katz & Kahn, 1978), we propose a multilevel, dual process model to understand the mechanisms through which LMX quality at the individual level and LMX differentiation at the team level simultaneously affect individual and team performance. With regard to LMX differentiation, we introduce a new configural approach focusing on the pattern of LMX differentiation to complement the traditional approach focusing on the degree of LMX differentiation. Results based on multiphase, multisource data from 375 employees of 82 teams revealed that, at the individual level, LMX quality positively contributed to customer-rated employee performance through enhancing employee role engagement. At the team level, LMX differentiation exerted negative influence on teams' financial performance through disrupting team coordination. In particular, teams with the bimodal form of LMX configuration (i.e., teams that split into 2 LMX-based subgroups with comparable size) suffered most in team performance because they experienced greatest difficulty in coordinating members' activities. Furthermore, LMX differentiation strengthened the relationship between LMX quality and role engagement, and team coordination strengthened the relationship between role engagement and employee performance. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved.

  11. Evolución de la distribución de tensiones en un cuerpo cerámico durante la cocción. Parte 1: Planteamiento de los problemas

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    Camacho, H.

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available The study of stress profiles during ceramic firing is the main purpose of the present work. The characteristic problem for a variety of firing conditions, including hot pressing and traditional firing, is stated where the stress equilibrium is considered. In addition, several constitutive behaviors are taken into account. They are the Riedel model for polycrystals, the Scherer cell model for amorphous and the Kahn model for The Power Law Creep.

    El estudio de las tensiones durante la cocción de piezas cerámicas es el principal objetivo de este trabajo. Para distintas condiciones de cocido que incluyen el prensado en caliente y la cocción tradicional se plantea un problema de equilibrio de tensiones. Además, se tienen en cuenta varios comportamientos constitutivos que incluyen el Modelo de Riedel para policristales, el Modelo de Celdas de Scherer para amorfos y el modelo de Kahn para fluencia según una ley de potencia.

  12. Software Tools for Robust Analysis of High-Dimensional Data

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    Valentin Todorov

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The present work discusses robust multivariate methods specifically designed for highdimensions. Their implementation in R is presented and their application is illustratedon examples. The first group are algorithms for outlier detection, already introducedelsewhere and implemented in other packages. The value added of the new package isthat all methods follow the same design pattern and thus can use the same graphicaland diagnostic tools. The next topic covered is sparse principal components including anobject oriented interface to the standard method proposed by Zou, Hastie, and Tibshirani(2006 and the robust one proposed by Croux, Filzmoser, and Fritz (2013. Robust partialleast squares (see Hubert and Vanden Branden 2003 as well as partial least squares fordiscriminant analysis conclude the scope of the new package.

  13. Evaluation of the Holland model of the professional interests in Croatia and Serbia

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    Hedrih Vladimir

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The RIASEC structure has been tested in Croatian and Serbian sample. The Holland's Self-directed Search was applied on a sample of 746 high-school pupils (384 coming from Croatia and 362 from Serbia. The adequacy of hexagonal model has been analyzed with Hubert and Arabie's randomization test, Myors' test and Multidimensional scaling procedure. Although the analyses have shown somewhat different results, generally the similar fit of the hexagonal model to both samples was found. The theoretical two-dimensional underlying solution was tested with principal components analysis and in both samples two very similar underlying dimensions were found. Thus, the RIASEC structure in Croatia and Serbia was found to be very similar, both with respect to the hexagonal structure and the underlying dimensions. .

  14. [The reform by Farabeuf of the practical education of anatomy and surgical medicine: Ten years street Vauquelin, 1877-1886].

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    Guivarc'h, Marcel

    2005-01-01

    Louis Hubert Farabeuf overhauled the practical anatomy and surgery education. In 1876, after the law about the reconstruction of the Faculty of Medicine, he was appointed professor of medicine and he let alone the terrible state of the practical surgery education in the Progrès Médical in Paris. Thus he was appointed master of anatomical education in 1878 and his New Practical School of Anatomy will become a model for future. Farabeuf proposed the organisation of educating buildings, the Anatomical Surgery Education through the treatment of corpse and the obligatory dissection for every student. Farabeuf imposed his method and hence was the master of the most famous surgeons in the early XXth century.

  15. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. He is pictured here (centre) with (left to right) Raymond Battistella, Director-General of SIG, Geneva's utilities provider; Michel Della Negra; Marie-Anne Heimo; Jean-Claude Landry; and Bernard Ecoffey, Founder of the Forum Engelberg, in front of the CMS detector under construction. Visible are three of the five concentric rings forming the barrel yoke which returns the magnetic flux generated by the superconducting coil.

  16. Forum Engelberg, 1-4 March 2004

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    2004-01-01

    The 2004 Forum Engelberg will pay tribute to its President, Hubert Curien, a former President of the CERN Council and former French Minister for Research. The subject of this year's conference, which will take place in Lucerne from 1st to 4th March 2004, is "Science on the Agenda of European Politics." This year, there will be talks by numerous speakers, including the directors of the seven European intergovernmental scientific organisations (EIROforum) and the European Commissioner for Research, Philippe Busquin. The highlights of the conference will include an Interdisciplinary Scientific Programme on 2nd and 3rd March, a session on e-science and the Grid on 4th March and a Young Scientists Programme. The programme and registration forms are available at http://www.forum-engelberg.org/

  17. Recent results in stopping power for positive ions, and some critical comments

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    Paul, Helmut, E-mail: helmut.paul@jku.a [Atomic and Surface Physics, Institute for Experimental Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Altenbergerstrasse 69, A-4040 Linz (Austria)

    2010-11-15

    An overview is given of developments in the field of stopping power during the last few years, with particular emphasis on cases that seem to require further work. We discuss experimental results showing that stopping power for low energy protons, in metals and insulators, is not necessarily proportional to velocity. We mention that there is no discrepancy between the mean ionization potential derived from optical data or from stopping power. The problem of the stopping power of liquid water is discussed, considering both experiment and theory, and we find that recent experimental results and one of the theories are apparently too low. We discuss various types of theories for stopping power. We stress that in analyzing bulk backscattering spectra for stopping power, a low energy limit of validity must be stated. Using statistical analysis of experimental data for heavy ions in elemental solids, we find that the ATIMA and SRIM programs and the Hubert table are best in different regions of specific energy.

  18. What is Skilled Coping?

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    Høffding, Simon

    2014-01-01

    The paper uses a phenomenological analysis of interviews with a professional string quartet to critique the notion of ‘skilled coping’ as used by Hubert Dreyfus. According to Dreyfus, skilled coping is a way of being and acting in which one is immersed in one’s actions such that one is not thinking...... or reflecting. He uses examples from various experts, such a chess-, baseball-, and soccer players, to illustrate this. I argue that his account suffers from a reductive dualism between coping and reflection and further from a lack of clarity. I use my work with the string quartet to illustrate that so......-called skilled coping, rather than a distinct phenomenon, is a series of connected mental phenomena that span highly reflective stances as well as trance-like states of absorption. Therefore, I point out that Dreyfus’s problematic usage in fact prevents us from appreciating the phenomenological complexity...

  19. Elections to the Senior Staff Advisory Committee ('The Nine') 2006

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    Sue Foffano

    2006-01-01

    The electronic voting procedure for the Senior Staff Advisory Committee ('The Nine') was closed on Friday 2 June. Of the 462 Senior Staff members eligible to vote, 291 voted and 5 abstained. The results are as follows: Electoral Group 2 Name Department Votes BURKHARDT Helmut AB 45 MARQUINA Miguel IT 45 MARTENS Reinoud IT 66 MESS Karl Hubert AT 48 PONCET Alain AT 44 SCHMICKLER Hermann AB 61 SILARI Marco SC 39 TSESMELIS Emmanuel TS 101 WILDNER Elena AT 62 Electoral Group 5a Name Department Votes GILDEMYN Pierre HR 42 SAINT-VITEUX Jean-Marc HR 39 UNNERVIK Anders FI 139 Reinoud Martens and Emmanuel Tsesmelis are therefore elected in Group 2, and Anders Unnervik is elected in Group 5a. Their mandate is from July 2006-June 2009. The committee now consists of these newly-elected members together with Philippe Charpentier, Daniel Froidevaux, Monica Pepe-Altarelli, Thomas Pettersson, Rudiger Schmidt and Andreas Schopper. Sue Foffano - Pollin...

  20. Extraordinary events and primeval images: Magic realism in the works of Northern Sotho novelist O.K. Matsepe

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    G. M.M. Grobler

    1993-05-01

    Full Text Available Fictive reality in the conventional novel is required to adhere to the laws of real life. Magic realism, however, presents a peculiar and unique world: a fictive but everyday reality, interspersed with extraordinary or 'unreal’ events. In addition, primeval images or archetypes operate in the text, e.g. the image of happiness or paradise, of the father, of the wise old man, of the Messiah and of the eternal return. The art of O.K. Matsepe sufficiently displays these features to justify the conclusion that he may be regarded as a magic realist in the mould of Hubert Lampo and Gabriel García Márquez, among others.

  1. Gauß eine Biographie

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    Mania, Hubert

    2009-01-01

    Daniel Kehlmann hat ihn wiederentdeckt, den bedeutendsten Mathematiker der Neuzeit: Karl Friedrich Gauß (1777 1855). Seine überragenden wissenschaftlichen Leistungen waren schon seinen Zeitgenossen bewusst. Da Gauß jedoch nur einen Bruchteil seiner Entdeckungen veröffentlichte, erschloss sich erst der Nachwelt die Tiefgründigkeit und Reichweite seines Werks. Hubert Mania schildert in dieser ersten umfassenden Biographie die Geschichte eines genialen Wissenschaftlers und zugleich eine ganze Epoche. Gauß war ein Mann, der in einer Welt des Aufbruchs völlig zurückgezogen lebte. Dabei hat er wie kaum ein anderer unsere Sicht der Welt revolutioniert. Als Erster formulierte er eine nichteuklidische Geometrie und schuf damit die unentbehrliche Grundlage zu Einsteins Entwicklung der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Eine glänzend geschriebene Biographie des weltberühmten und doch so unbekannten Genies Karl Friedrich Gauß.

  2. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. Photo 01: (left to right) Konrade Von Bremen, Claude-Olivier Rochat, T. Virdee and Guillaume Pictet in front of one of the two end-caps of the CMS detector at the assembly site. The brass structure in the top right-hand corner is part of the hadronic calorimeter that will measure the energy of strongly interacting particles produced in collisions at the LHC.

  3. Cognitive decline tracks motor progression and not disease duration in Parkinson patients

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    BD Riggeal

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available BD Riggeal1, GP Crucian1, P Seignourel2, CE Jacobson IV1, MS Okun1, RL Rodriguez1, Hubert H Fernandez11Department of Neurology; 2Department of Community Health and Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USAAbstract: We performed an analysis of prospectively-acquired cross sectional data on 106 Parkinson disease (PD patients who underwent comprehensive neuropsychological testing and the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS motor scale. A significant correlation between the UPDRS motor and neuropsychological tests in all cognitive domains except for general intelligence and visuo-spatial function was seen. In this study, cognitive decline within this PD cohort correlated with motor impairment but not disease duration. Our findings suggest that overall cognitive impairment (except visuospatial dysfunction may track motor progression in PD more than duration of disease. Longitudinal studies are needed to confirm our results.Keywords: Parkinson, dementia, cognition, visual-spatial dysfunction

  4. Artificial intelligence: the clinician of the future.

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    Gallagher, S M

    2001-09-01

    Human beings have long been fascinated with the idea of artificial intelligence. This fascination is fueled by popular films such as Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Stephen Spielberg's recent film, AI. However intriguing artificial intelligence may be, Hubert and Spencer Dreyfus contend that qualities exist that are uniquely human--the qualities thought to be inaccessible to the computer "mind." Patricia Benner further investigated the qualities that guide clinicians in making decisions and assessments that are not entirely evidence-based or grounded in scientific data. Perhaps it is the intuitive nature of the human being that separates us from the machine. The state of artificial intelligence is described herein, along with a discussion of computerized clinical decision-making and the role of the human being in these decisions.

  5. Essay on Durkheim's understanding of magic

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    Lazar Žolt

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The subject of this essay is the understanding of magic developed by French sociologist É. Durkheim in his well-known study of the elementary forms of religious life. Starting with refutation of critics bring out by Mary Douglas in Purity and Danger, the author argues that Durkheim and W. Robertson Smith used magic predominantly for analytical purposes, to separate the particular kind of manipulation with supernatural forces from other religious practices. In continuation, Durkheim's standpoint is discussed on the problem of totemism, difference between social and public and A. van Gennep's conception of the individual magical power as a socially recognized form of the "pivoting of the sacred". The essay concludes with argumentation that Durkheim developed his conception of most elementary form of religion by additionally generalization of the main propositions on which H. Hubert and M. Mauss already founded their theory of magic.

  6. Staff members with 25 years' service at CERN in 2015

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    The 30 staff members who have spent 25 years within CERN in 2015 were invited by the Director-General to a reception in their honour on 10 December.        Renaud Barillere EN   Edgar Birker  DG   Sergio Calatroni  TE   Paola Catapano  DG   Christophe  Delamare GS   Philippe Farthouat  PH   Roger Forty  PH   Yves Gaillard   TE   Clara Gaspar  PH   Jean-Christophe  Gayde  EN   Hubert   Gerwig PH   Simone  Giani PH   Jean-Pierre Granchelli  EN   Juan Guijarro  IT   Helene Haller  PH   John Harvey  PH   Vincenzo Innocente PH ...

  7. Renaissance Music in Croatia, and beyond

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    2010-01-01

    Depuis la fin de l’année 2009, la base de données Renaissance Music in Croatia [http://ricercar.cesr.univ-tours.fr/3-programmes/EMN/Croatie/] est désormais consultable en ligne, en accès libre. Il s’agit de l’issue finale d’un projet de recherche de longue haleine, mené depuis 2006 entre le Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours et l’Académie des sciences et des arts de Zagreb. Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au soutien du Partenariat Hubert Curien, COGITO, du ministère d...

  8. Renaissance Music in Croatia, and beyond

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    Vasco Zara

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Depuis la fin de l’année 2009, la base de données Renaissance Music in Croatia [http://ricercar.cesr.univ-tours.fr/3-programmes/EMN/Croatie/] est désormais consultable en ligne, en accès libre. Il s’agit de l’issue finale d’un projet de recherche de longue haleine, mené depuis 2006 entre le Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours et l’Académie des sciences et des arts de Zagreb. Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au soutien du Partenariat Hubert Curien, COGITO, du ministère ...

  9. A Case-Based, Problem-Based Learning Approach to Prepare Master of Public Health Candidates for the Complexities of Global Health

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    Winskell, Kate; McFarland, Deborah A.; del Rio, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    Global health is a dynamic, emerging, and interdisciplinary field. To address current and emerging global health challenges, we need a public health workforce with adaptable and collaborative problem-solving skills. In the 2013–2014 academic year, the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health–Emory University launched an innovative required core course for its first-year Master of Public Health students in the global health track. The course uses a case-based, problem-based learning approach to develop global health competencies. Small teams of students propose solutions to these problems by identifying learning issues and critically analyzing and synthesizing new information. We describe the course structure and logistics used to apply this approach in the context of a large class and share lessons learned. PMID:25706029

  10. Lexical Link Analysis Application: Improving Web Service to Acquisition Visibility Portal

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    Figure 3.  Comparing Two Time Periods .......................................................... 6  Figure 4.  QAP Correlation via UCINET... QAP ; Hubert & Schultz, 1976 [e.g., in UCINET]; Borgatti, Everett, & Freeman, 2002) to compute the correlation of two sets of lexical terms from two...oÉëÉ~êÅÜ=mêçÖê~ã= dê~Çì~íÉ=pÅÜççä=çÑ=_ìëáåÉëë=C=mìÄäáÅ=mçäáÅó= - 6 - k~î~ä=mçëíÖê~Çì~íÉ=pÅÜççä= Figure 3. Comparing Two Time Periods Figure 4. QAP

  11. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. Photo 01: (left to right) Mrs Mireille Quirina; D. Denegri, Physics Coordinator, CMS experiment; and Mrs Marisa Jaconi at the CMS detector's assembly site. In the background is the CMS magnet system under construction. The red concentric rings are part of the barrel yoke, which returns the magnetic flux generated by the superconducting coil. Supported from the innermost barrel ring is the outer cylinder of the vacuum tank that will house the superconducting coil.

  12. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. Photo 01: Raymond Battistella - Director-General of SIG, Geneva's utilities provider (left) - and Bernard Ecoffey, Founder of the Forum Engelberg. In the background is the CMS magnet system under construction. The red concentric rings are part of the barrel yoke, which returns the magnetic flux generated by the superconducting coil. Supported from the innermost barrel ring is the outer cylinder of the vacuum tank that will house the superconducting coil. Photo 02: Alexander Höchli, member of the Institutional Committee of Forum Engelberg and former Landammann of the canton of Obwalden (left), with Raymond Battistella, Di...

  13. Cosmic Perspectives

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    Biswas, S. K.; Mallik, D. C. V.; Vishveshwara, C. V.

    2008-07-01

    1. Astronomy in ancient and medieval China Joseph Needham; 2. Indian astronomy: an historical perspective B. V. Subbarayappa; 3. Making of astronomy in ancient India Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya; 4. The impact of astronomy on the development of western science Jean-Claude Pecker; 5. Man and the Universe Hubert Reeves; 6. Understanding the Universe - challenges and directions in modern observational astronomy Harlan Smith, Jr: 7. Frontiers in cosmology Fred Hoyle; 8. Did the Universe originate in a big bang? Jayant Narlikar; 9. The dark matter problem Bernard Carr; 10. Geometry and the Universe C. V. Vishveshwara; 11. The origin and evolution of life Cyril Ponnamperuma; 12. The anthropic principle: self selection as an adjunct to natural selection Brandon Carter; 13. Astrology and science: an examination of the evidence Ivan Kelly, Roger Culver and Peter Loptson; 14. Astronomy and science fiction Allen Janis.

  14. Surviving Violence: Transgressing Categories and Boundaries in Armed Conflicts

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    Carla Suarez

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Since the early 1990s, activities intended for the protection of civilians have been steadily incorporated into humanitarian, peacekeeping, and development operations across the globe. Yet, what was initially perceived as a progressive step in the advancement of human security (Goldberg and Hubert 2001 is now coming under increasing scrutiny (Fox 2002; Thakur 2002. The civilian protection agenda involves a series of inter-related activities designed to prevent, mitigate, respond to, and recover from physical harm caused by armed conflict. Despite the steady elaboration and execution of this agenda, however, critics point to key challenges including the lack of compliance by states and non-state armed actors (Ferris 2011, problems with coordination and efficiency among aid organizations (Barnett 2009, under-resourced peacekeeping operations with limited training and equipment (Williams 2013, and the lack of capacity and will on the part of the ‘international community’ (Barr 2010.

  15. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996. Photo 01: CERN Director-General Prof. Luciano Maiani (left) speaks to Forum members and public figures from the Geneva area during the visit. In the background is Jean-Claude Landry from the Department of the Interior, Agriculture and Environment, State of Geneva. Photo 02: CERN Director-General Prof. Luciano Maiani (left) speaks to Forum members and public figures from the Geneva area during the visit. In the background is Bernard Ecoffey, Founder of the Forum Engelberg.

  16. Members of the Forum Engelberg visit CERN

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The Forum Engelberg is an annual interdisciplinary conference held in Engelberg, Switzerland intended to act as an international platform for debate and exchange of views on key issues affecting scientific research, technology, economics and philosophy. Its President is Hubert Curien - former French Minister of Research and Space Research, and President of the CERN Council from 1994 to 1996.Seated here at a presentation by Peter Jenni, spokesperson for the ATLAS collaboration, during the visit of Forum members and Geneva public figures are Bernard Ecoffey, Founder of the Forum Engelberg (left), and Jean-Claude Landry, Department of the Interior, Agriculture and Environment, state of Geneva. Photo 01: (left to right) Bernard Ecoffey, Jean-Claude Landry and Peter Jenni. Photos 02, 03: (left to right) Jean-Claude Landry, Bernard Ecoffey and Peter Jenni.

  17. "Man müsse keine Statue Equestre machen": Abildgaard and Schadow in Copenhagen 1791

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    Kragelund, Patrick

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available In connection with the project of erecting an equestrian statue for King Frederick the Great of Prussia, the Berlin sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow was in the autumn 1791 sent on a research tour to the three Baltic capitals, Stockholm, St. Petersburg and Copenhagen. Here he studied and discussed similar recent projects with fellow artists, and brought reports back to Berlin on the equestrian statues by Pierre Hubert L'Archevêque and Johan Tobias Sergel (Gustavus Adolphus in Stockholm, by Étienne Maurice Falconet (Peter the Great in St. Petersburg and by Jacques François Joseph Saly (Frederick V in Copenhagen. Documents not previously published throw new light on the contacts Schadow during these travels established with the Danish painter Nicolai Abildgaard, a contact, it is here argued, that strengthened Schadow's commitment to use a historically accurate, more realistic and less idealised stylistic idiom when depicting great figures from the national past.

  18. Book Reviews

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    J. Noorduyn

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    Full Text Available - C. van Dijk, M.C. Ricklefs, A history of modern Indonesia. C. 1300 to the present, London and Basingstoke, The MacMillan Press Ltd., 1981. xii + 335 pp. MacMillan Asian Histories Series. - L.A. Hoedemaker, S.C. Graaf van Randwijck, Handelen en denken in dienst der zending (Oestgeest 1897-1942, 2 delen, Den Haag Boekencentrum, 1981. - G.J. Knaap, Hubert Jacobs SJ, Documenta Malucensia II (1577-1606, annotated by Hubert Jacobs SJ, Monumenta Missionum Societatis Iesu volumen XXXIX, Missiones Orientalis, Rome, Jesuit Historical Institute; 1980, XXXI + 65* + 794 blz. - David S. Moyer, H. Sutherland, The making of a bureaucratic elite; The colonial transformation of the Javanese Priyayi, Asian studies association of Australia, Southeast Asia publication series no. 2, Heinemann educational books (Asia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, 1979, xx + 182 pp. - S.A. Niessen, Garrett Solyom, The world of the Javanese Keris, 1978, East-West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii., Bronwen Solyom (eds. - S.A. Niessen, Anne Leonard, Patterns of Paradise; The styles and significance of bark cloth around the world, 1980, Field museum of natural history., John Terrell (eds. - S.A. Niessen, Kirk Endicott, Batek Negrito Religion, 1979, Oxford Clarendon Press. - J. Noorduyn, Olivier Carré, L’Islam et l’état dans le monde d’aujourd’hui, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1982. 270 p. - H.A. Poeze, Joop Morriën, Indonesië los van Holland. De CPN en de PKI in hun strijd tegen het Nederlands kolonialisme, Pegasus Amsterdam, 1982, 272 pp.

  19. Probability, Nondeterminism and Concurrency

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    Varacca, Daniele

    reveals the computational intuition lying behind the mathematics. In the second part of the thesis we provide an operational reading of continuous valuations on certain domains (the distributive concrete domains of Kahn and Plotkin) through the model of probabilistic event structures. Event structures......Nondeterminism is modelled in domain theory by the notion of a powerdomain, while probability is modelled by that of the probabilistic powerdomain. Some problems arise when we want to combine them in order to model computation in which both nondeterminism and probability are present. In particular...... there is no categorical distributive law between them. We introduce the powerdomain of indexed valuations which modifies the usual probabilistic powerdomain to take more detailed account of where probabilistic choices are made. We show the existence of a distributive law between the powerdomain of indexed valuations...

  20. Healthcare institutions do not favor care. Meaning of humanized care for people directly participating in it.

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    Beltrán-Salazar, Oscar Alberto

    2014-01-01

    This study sought to understand the meaning of humanized care for those directly participating in it. This was qualitative research with phenomenological interpretative approach conducted in Medellín, Colombia, during 2013. It included 16 participants among nurses, adult patients, and relatives. To gather the information, in-depth interviews were used; data analysis was performed manually according to the scheme proposed by Cohen, Kahn, and Stevees. According to the participants, institutions do not favor humanized care due to the inaccessibility of services whose possible causes are, among others, excessive procedural red tape, lack of resources, and long waits. Additionally, they state that nurses' work overload keeps them away from the patients and prevents caring for them. For the participants in the study, the humanized care practice of humanized care is affected negatively, on one side, by the service offered by healthcare institutions; and, on the other, by the influence exerted upon nurses, which conditions, in turn, how care is delivered.

  1. Interoperability of electronic health records and personal health records: key interoperability issues associated with information exchange.

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    Pringle, Simone; Lippitt, Alex

    2009-01-01

    As patients receive medical care, their clinical history may be tracked and recorded by multiple electronic systems developed by independent vendors. Medical providers might use electronic health record (EHR) software tailored to the needs of trained medical personnel, whereas patients may interact with personal health records (PHR). The purpose of this essay is to identify the key interoperability issues associated with the information exchange between these two types of systems and offer an approach for enhancing interoperability. This article is part of a series of unpublished essays titled A Community View on How Personal Health Records Can Improve Patient Care and Outcomes in Many Healthcare Settings, a collaborative project of Northern Illinois Physicians For Connectivity and the Coalition for Quality and Patient Safety of Chicagoland. For further information on how you can obtain copies of the complete work, contact the principle Dr. Stasia Kahn at Stash5@sbcglobal.net.

  2. Reinforced concrete in Louis Kahn’s National Assembly, Dhaka: Modernity and modernism in Bangladeshi architecture

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    Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Louis Kahn is often credited with having in his National Assembly in Dhaka (1962–1983 introduced modern architecture to Bangladesh. In fact at least as technologically advanced construction as any he employed was already in use there. Nor was he the first to use a sophisticated abstract esthetic in what was from 1947 to 1971 East Pakistan. The importance and originality of the National Assembly instead resides in the care with which he built in reinforced concrete and the forms into which he required that it be cast. These were esthetic decisions rooted in a particular theoretical position; they were located outside established modernist practice of the time in both South Asia and the United States. Indeed operating at such a great remove from home may have heightened Kahn’s authority to implement these forms even as it substantially complicated their execution.

  3. Successful ageing

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    Bülow, Morten Hillgaard; Söderqvist, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    Since the late 1980s, the concept of ‘ successful ageing’ has set the frame for discourse about contemporary ageing research. Through an analysis of the reception to John W. Rowe and Robert L. Kahn's launch of the concept of ‘ successful ageing’ in 1987, this article maps out the important themes...... strategies; and the importance of individual, societal and scientific conceptualisations and understandings of ageing. By presenting an account of the recent historical uses, interpretations and critiques of the concept, the article unfolds the practical and normative complexities of ‘ successful ageing’....... and discussions that have emerged from the interdisciplinary field of ageing research. These include an emphasis on interdisciplinarity; the interaction between biology, psycho-social contexts and lifestyle choices; the experiences of elderly people; life-course perspectives; optimisation and prevention...

  4. l'Internet Society

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    Conference of Vinton "Vint" Gray Cerf in the Intercontinental Hostel. Vinton Gray Cerf (born June 23, 1943) is an American computer scientist who is commonly referred to as one of the "founding fathers of the Internet" for his key technical and managerial role, together with Bob Kahn, in the creation of the Internet and the TCP/IP protocols which it uses. He was also a co-founder (in 1992) of the Internet Society (ISOC) which is intended to both promote the views of ordinary users of the Internet, and also serve as an umbrella body for the technical groups developing the Internet (such as the Internet Engineering Task Force). He served as the first president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995.

  5. The interstellar oxygen edge in the X-ray spectrum of the Crab Nebula

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    Charles, P. A.; Kahn, S. M.; Bowyer, S.; Blissett, R. J.; Culhane, J. L.; Cruise, A. M.; Garmire, G.

    1979-01-01

    Measurement of the X-ray spectrum of the Crab Nebula by the HEAO 1 A-2 low-energy (0.15-3 keV) detectors is reported. The spectral restoration techniques described by Blissett and Cruise (1979) and Kahn and Blissett (1979) are used to demonstrate explicitly the existence of a 'negative' feature near 0.5 keV that is consistent with the edge expected due to absorption by interstellar oxygen. For a simple power-law model with photon index -2.08, the data require a column density of 3.0 + or - 0.1 x 10 to the 21st per sq cm and an oxygen abundance of 1.0 + or - 0.1 times the Brown and Gould (1970) value. Satisfactory fits can also be achieved with the more sophisticated Fireman (1974) models, but no model can be adjusted to fit the data without the inclusion of interstellar oxygen.

  6. X-ray line emission from the Cygnus Loop

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    Kahn, S. M.; Charles, P. A.; Bowyer, S.; Blissett, R. J.

    1980-01-01

    The HEAO 1 satellite has observed the X-ray spectrum of the Cygnus Loop in the 0.1-2.0 keV band. The observed count-rate spectrum is deconvolved by the Kahn and Blissett technique to demonstrate conclusively the presence of oxygen- and iron-line emission between 0.6 and 0.9 keV. The spectrum has been fitted with single- and two-component Raymond-Smith plasma emission models. The best-fit dominant X-ray temperature is approximately 3,200,000 K, and the best-fit interstellar column density is approximately a few times 10 to the 20th/sq cm.

  7. Successfully aging elderly (SAE: A short overview of some important aspects of successful aging

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    Eystein Stordal

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Whether one falls into the category of successfully aging elderly (SAE is generally determined by biological, medical, psychological, and cognitive factors. SAE, pathological aging and usual aging, are the three subgroups presented in the seminal science paper by Rowe & Kahn in 1987. SAE is currently vaguely defined as being free of disease, having preserved cognitive function and an active life, but a more detailed definition is lacking. As a result, the research on SAE is heterogeneous and hard to summarize. Nevertheless, it is clear that genetics, health, basic aging mechanisms, brain changes, cognition early in life, education level, lifestyle factors, subjective factors, the availability of societal health care, environmental factors, and any interaction between all these variables, are important. There are also methodological difficulties associated with studies of causal relationships across the lifespan. Obtaining a detailed understanding of SAE research will be a challenging task for future researchers

  8. Occupational stress among dentists

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    Moore, Rod

    2011-01-01

    Dentists report a high degree of occupational stress.(Cooper, Mallinger, and Kahn, 1978;Coster, Carstens, and Harris, 1987;DiMatteo, Shugars, and Hays, 1993;Hakeberg et al., 1992;Möller and Spangenberg, 1996;Moore, 2000;Myers and Myers, 2004;O'Shea, Corah, and Ayer, 1984) This chapter reviews...... the literature of studies that elaborate on the circumstances of occupational stress of dentists. These will include the frequency of occurrence of occupational stress among dentists in several countries, frequency and intensity of identified stressors specific to dentistry, as well as the consequences...... of this occupational stress. The literature on consequences includes effects on dentists' physical health, personal and occupational performance, including "burnout" phenomena, as well as topics of alcohol or substance abuse and reports of suicidal behaviour among dentists. One specific and less conventionally...

  9. THE IMPORTANCE OF AFFECT TO BUILD CONSUMER TRUST IN HIGH-CONSEQUENCES EXCHANGES

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    Mellina da Silva Terres

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The present article investigates the importance of affect displayed by service provider to build consumer trust in high consequence exchanges. High-consequence exchanges are difficult situations in which the choices present a dilemma that can cause stress and severe emotional reactions (KAHN; LUCE, 2003. In this specific case, trust based on affect seems to become important; mainly because consumers may not have ability to evaluate the cognitive aspects of the situation, and moreover, a medical services failure can be highly problematic or even fatal (LEISEN; HYMAN, 2004. On the other hand, in low-consequence choices, we are predicting that cognition will be more important than affect in building trust. In this kind of situation, patients are more self-confident, less sensitive, and don’t perceive a high probability of loss (KUNREUTHER et al., 2002, and therefore focuses more on the rational outcomes.

  10. Fluids in motion: Contemporary artScience- inspiration and realization

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    Zabusky, Norman

    2013-01-01

    I examine contemporary work in fluids in motion to demonstrate strong connections between art, science and technology. In one burgeoning domain, falling liquid drops impacting solid substrates or pools it is valuable to compare how artists and scientists describe their goals and their use of high speed digital photography to capture and measure events. I also examine the use of devices beyond paint brushes to create pictures and views, including installations and projections from computer simulations. In particular, Ned Kahn whose installations in the public domain show various fluids in motion - water, sand, fog, fire as turbulent boundary layers, vortex rings, whirlpools, waterfalls, etc. Finally, I examine aspects of the role of digital technology and its utilization by artists, museums and galleries for innovative displays.

  11. Older Adults' Online Dating Profiles and Successful Aging.

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    Wada, Mineko; Mortenson, William Bennett; Hurd Clarke, Laura

    2016-12-01

    This study examined how relevant Rowe and Kahn's three criteria of successful aging were to older adults' self-portrayals in online dating profiles: low probability of disease and disability, high functioning, and active life engagement. In this cross-sectional study, 320 online dating profiles of older adults were randomly selected and coded based on the criteria. Logistic regression analyses determined whether age, gender, and race/ethnicity predicted self-presentation. Few profiles were indicative of successful aging due to the low prevalence of the first two criteria; the third criterion, however, was identified in many profiles. Native Americans were significantly less likely than other ethnic groups to highlight the first two criteria. Younger age predicted presenting the first criterion. Women's presentation of the third criterion remained significantly high with age. The findings suggest that the criteria may be unimportant to older adults when seeking partners, or they may reflect the exclusivity of this construct.

  12. Real time Monte Carlo simulation for evaluation of patient doses involved in radiological examinations

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    Fulea, D. [Institute of Public Health ' Prof.Dr.Iuliu Moldovan' , Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Cosma, C. [Babes-Bolyai Univ., Faculty of Physics, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    2006-07-01

    methods which avoid the solving of Klein-Nishina equation namely 'classic', Kahn, Wielopolski and E.G.S. (taken from Electron Gamma Shower source code) algorithm. A preliminary study for angular distribution by applying all of these algorithms has been made. The best results is provided by the E.G.S.-based algorithm followed by the Kahn and the 'classic' one. The patient doses computed by applying Kahn or 'classic' algorithms are in good agreement with data from literature or with data generated by other similar Pc programs, and the small differences could be explained by the fact that different kind of mathematical phantoms have been used. Also, we can conclude that all these comparison data were based on Kahn or 'classic' algorithms for modeling the Compton scattering. In spite of these, the usage of E.G.S. based algorithm is strongly recommended. With this algorithm it was obtained smaller patient doses for several kind of radiological examinations. (authors)

  13. Apologies to Djankusó

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    Richard Price

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] In 19901 published a photo and captioned it "Gaama Djankusó (tribal chief, 1898-1932 wearing his ceremonial gorget and his "lóndd"' (Price 1990: 410, with the image credited to Morton Kahn's Djuka (1931: facing p. 106. The adjoining text, discussing the Saramaka chief's ceremonial uniform, explains that Before its general shape was altered during the twentieth century, the gaama's cocked hat was called by Saramakas "löndö," the more usual meaning of which is "cunt," because the shape of its orifice resembles the female genitalia. Tebini described to me how Gaama Djankusó (who died in 1932 proudly told him that Queen Wilhelmina herself had sent him his, and he noted that, "like a woman's private parts, it's good forever." (Price 1990:411

  14. Predicción del bienestar hedónico y eudaimónico en envejecimiento con éxito

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    José M. Tomás; Laura Galiana; Melchor Gutiérrez; Patricia Sancho; Amparo Oliver

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    El bienestar psicológico es un constructo de la máxima importancia en psicología, siendo el equivalente a la salud en términos médicos. Es un concepto multifacético. Que ha dado lugar a dos tradiciones, la hedónica y la eudaimónica. Por otro lado, un marco teórico útil en el que enmarcar un envejecimiento óptimo es el paradigma del envejecimiento con éxito. Rowe y Kahn (1998) articularon este paradigma proponiendo un modelo con tres características principales: salud física, función cognitiva...

  15. Developing and maintaining state-wide adolescent pregnancy prevention coalitions: a preliminary investigation.

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    Nezlek, J B; Galano, J

    1993-09-01

    This paper presents the results of a study of state-wide adolescent pregnancy prevention coalitions. Key informants in five states throughout the southern United States were given semi-structured interviews regarding the adolescent pregnancy prevention coalitions in their states. From these interviews and other documents, conclusions were drawn regarding the nature and importance of the environments within which these coalitions operate, the universe of activities in which coalitions engage, and the stages of development of these coalitions. Katz and Kahn's model of social organizations served as the basis for understanding coalitions in terms of these three considerations. Future research should consider the utility of organizational models that can explain more fully the organization--committee hybrid structure that tends to characterize these coalitions.

  16. Tracing the origins of successful aging: the role of childhood conditions and social inequality in explaining later life health.

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    Brandt, Martina; Deindl, Christian; Hank, Karsten

    2012-05-01

    This study investigates the role of childhood conditions and social inequality in older Europeans' propensity to age successfully, controlling for later life risk factors. Successful aging was assessed following Rowe and Kahn's conceptualization, using baseline interviews from the first two waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). These data were merged with retrospective information on participants from 13 Continental European countries, collected as part of the SHARELIFE project. Our sample consists of 22,464 men and women, who are representative of the non-institutionalized population aged 50 or older (mean age: 63.3) in their respective country. Estimating multilevel logistic models, we controlled for demographics (age, sex), childhood conditions (SES, health, cognition), later life risk factors (various dimensions of SES and health behaviors), as well as social inequality (measured by country-specific Gini coefficients). There is an independent association of childhood living conditions with elders' odds of aging well. Higher parental SES, better math and reading skills, as well as self-reports of good childhood health were positively associated with successful aging, even if contemporary characteristics were controlled for. Later life SES and health behaviors exhibited the expected correlations with our dependent variable. Moreover, lower levels of income inequality were associated with a greater probability of meeting Rowe and Kahn's successful aging criteria. We conclude that unfavorable childhood conditions exhibit a harmful influence on individuals' chances to age well across all European welfare states considered in this study. Policy interventions should thus aim at improving the conditions for successful aging throughout the entire life course. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Preferência revelada e arbitragem espacial: determinando um ranking de qualidade de vida para as regiões metropolitanas do Brasil

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    Raul da Mota Silveira Neto

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo propõe extensões da metodologia de Kahn (1995 para determinação de um ranking de qualidade de vida para um conjunto de localidades, aplicando-as ao conjunto de regiões metropolitanas do Brasil a partir de microdados da Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílio (PNAD do ano de 2004, depois de corrigir os salários regionais através do Índice de Custo de Vida proposto por Azzoni et alii (2000. As propostas eliminam grande parte das fragilidades envolvidas na construção de índices de qualidade de vida a partir de estimações de preços hedônicos e consideram os diferenciais regionais de preços dos bens e serviços comercializáveis entre as localidades. No sentido de apontar a consistência dos resultados obtidos com algumas hipóteses levantadas, o ranking obtido para 2004 é cotejado com aquele de 1993.Based in the seminal work of Kahn (1995, the article proposes new methodologies to rank localities in terms of quality of life, applying them to the set of Brazilian metropolitan regions with data from Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílio (PNAD of the year of 2004, after controlling for regional disparities of cost of life by using Azzoni et alii (2000 Price Index. The new proposals eliminate most of fragilities in building life quality indices from estimation of hedonic prices and take in account regional difference in prices of good and services tradable among regions. To highlight the consistency of the results, additional evidence for the year of 1993 is supplied.

  18. Modelo geral das atividades da empresa General model of company activities

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    José Celso Contador

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O modelo evidencia que as atividades de qualquer tipo de empresa, inclusive a de serviços, podem ser organizadas em quatro grupos (produção, atendimento, apoio e planejamento e que essa organização é aplicável à empresa como um todo, a qualquer órgão (departamento, seção e a qualquer célula de trabalho, inclusive a constituída por apenas um funcionário. O modelo, por mergulhar, como nenhum outro, nas profundezas da empresa, complementa outros modelos (Tavistock, Katz & Kahn, Kast & Rosenzweig. A comparação com o modelo da Cadeia de Valores de Porter e as vantagens apontadas no texto permitem concluir que o modelo é bastante adequado para a proposição de mudanças na empresa que melhorem sua posição competitiva.The model shows that the activities of any type of company, including service companies, can be divided into four groups (production, service, support, planning and that such organization is applicable to the company as a whole, to any part of it (division, department and even to single employees. Since the model, as no other, covers nearly all sections of the company, it complements other ones (Tavistock, Katz & Kahn, Kast & Rosenzweig. The comparison with Porter’s Chain of Values and the advantages shown in the text, allow the conclusion that this model is perfectly adequate to the proposed changes in the company and to the improvement of its competitiveness.

  19. Environmental policy in the European Union. Fostering the development of pollution havens?

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    Cave, Lisa A. [Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy Morehead State University, Morehead, KY 40351 (United States); Blomquist, Glenn C. [Department of Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0034 (United States)

    2008-04-01

    A pollution haven occurs when dirty industries from developed nations relocate to developing nations in order to avoid strict environmental standards or developed nations imports of dirty industries expand replacing domestic production. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the European Union (EU) has increased its imports of 'dirty' goods from poorer, less democratic countries during a period of more stringent environmental standards. Previous empirical studies find evidence that United States imports are responsive to changes in environmental stringency, but the effects of EU policy have not been examined as thoroughly. Our study follows Kahn [Kahn, M.E., 2003. The Geography of USA Pollution Intensive Trade: Evidence from 1958 to 1994. Regional Science and Urban Economics., 33: 383-400.] and examines the impact of industry energy intensity and toxicity, measured by an energy index and a Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) index, on imports into the EU, at the 2-digit industry level from 1970 to 1999. We use the signing of the Maastricht Treaty to signify a period of more uniform and stringent community wide environmental standards (1993-1999), and identify the level of per capita GDP within an EU trading partner. We find an increased amount of EU energy intensive trade with poorer countries during the period with more stringent EU environmental standards. This result is not robust, however, when poorer countries are defined by OECD membership and geographic region. We do not find an increased amount of EU toxic intensive trade with poorer countries although there is some evidence of increased EU imports of toxic goods from poorer OECD and non-EU European countries. For our full sample of trading partners in all regions, the evidence supports the PHH for EU energy intensive trade, but not for toxic intensive trade. Results for regional trade analysis are less clear. (author)

  20. Defining successful aging: a tangible or elusive concept?

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    Martin, Peter; Kelly, Norene; Kahana, Boaz; Kahana, Eva; Willcox, Bradley J; Willcox, D Craig; Poon, Leonard W

    2015-02-01

    Everyone wants to age successfully; however, the definition and criteria of successful aging remain vague for laypersons, researchers, and policymakers in spite of decades of research on the topic. This paper highlights work of scholars who made significant theoretical contributions to the topic. A thorough review and evaluation of the literature on successful aging was undertaken. Our review includes early gerontological definitions of successful aging and related concepts. Historical perspectives reach back to philosophical and religious texts, and more recent approaches have focused on both process- and outcome-oriented models of successful aging. We elaborate on Baltes and Baltes' theory of selective optimization with compensation [Baltes, P. B., & Baltes, M. M. (1990a). Psychological perspectives on successful aging: The model of selective optimization with compensation. In P. B. Baltes & M. M. Baltes (Eds.), Successful aging: Perspectives from the behavioral sciences (pp. 1-34). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press], Kahana and Kahana's preventive and corrective proactivity model [Kahana, E., & Kahana, B. (1996). Conceptual and empirical advances in understanding aging well through proactive adaptation. In V. Bengtson (Ed.), Adulthood and aging: Research on continuities and discontinuities (pp. 18-40). New York: Springer], and Rowe and Kahn's model of successful aging [Rowe, J. W., & Kahn, R. L. (1998). Successful aging. New York: Pantheon Books], outlining their commonalities and differences. Additional views on successful aging emphasize subjective versus objective perceptions of successful aging and relate successful aging to studies on healthy and exceptional longevity. Additional theoretical work is needed to better understand successful aging, including the way it can encompass disability and death and dying. The extent of rapid social and technological change influencing views on successful aging also deserves more consideration. © The Author

  1. Social Graph Community Differentiated by Node Features with Partly Missing Information

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    Full Text Available This paper proposes a new algorithm for community differentiation in social graphs, which uses information both on the graph structure and on the vertices. We consider user's ego-network i.e. his friends, with no himself, where each vertex has a set of features such as details on a workplace, institution, etc. The task is to determine missing or unspecified features of the vertices, based on their neighbors' features, and use these features to differentiate the communities in the social graph. Two vertices are believed to belong to the same community if they have a common feature. A hypothesis has been put forward that if most neighbors of a vertex have a common feature, there is a good probability that the vertex has this feature as well. The proposed algorithm is iterative and updates features of vertices, based on its neighbors, according to the hypothesis. Share of neighbors that form a majority is specified by the algorithm parameter. Complexity of single iteration depends linearly on the number of edges in the graph.To assess the quality of clustering three normalized metrics were used, namely: expected density, silhouette index, and Hubert's Gamma Statistic. The paper describes a method for test sampling of 2.000 graphs of the user's social network \\VKontakte". The API requests addressed \\VKontakte" and parsing HTML-pages of user's profiles and search results provided crawling. Information on user's group membership, secondary and higher education, and workplace was used as features. To store data the PostgreSQL DBMS was used, and the gexf format was used for data processing. For the test sample, metrics for several values of algorithm parameter were estimated: the value of index silhouettes was low (0.14-0.20, but within the normal range; the value of expected density was high, i.e. 1.17-1.52; the value of Hubert's gamma statistic was 0.94-0.95 that is close to the maximum. The number of vertices with no features was calculated before

  2. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available - Peter Boomgaard, Denys Lombard, Marchands et hommes d’affaires asiatiques dans l’Ocean Indien et la Mer de Chine 13e - 20e siècles, Paris: Éditions de l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. 1988. 375 pp., Jean Aubin (eds. - Gary Brana-Shute, David I. Kertzer, Ritual, politics and power, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988. xi, 235 pp. - G.W.J. Drewes, Chantal Vuldy, Pekalongan; Batik et Islam dans une ville du Nord de Java. Paris: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 1987, Études insulindiennes/Archipel 8. 311 pp. - Ch.F. van Fraassen, Hubert Jacobs, The Jesuit Makasar documents (1615-1682, edited and annotated by Hubert Jacobs SJ, Monumenta Historica Societatis Iesu volume 134, Rome: Jesuit Historical Institute, 1988, xxiv + 36* + 285 pp. - M. Hekker, Penelope Graham, Iban shamanism: An analysis of the ethnographic literature, Canberra: Occasional paper of the department of Anthropology, The Australian National University, 1987. x + 174 pp. - Huub de Jonge, Jennifer Alexander, Trade, traders, and trading in rural Java, Asian studies association of Australia, Southeast Asia publications series, No. 15. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1987, 223 and xvi pp., plates, tables, figs and maps. - Peter J. M. Nas, Ben F. van Leerdam, Henri Maclaine Pont: Architect tussen twee werelden; Over de perikelen rond het ontstaan van de gebouwen van een hogeschool, het ‘Instituut Teknologi Bandung’, Delft: Delftse Universitaire Pers, 1988, 90 pp. - P.J.M. Nas, B. Hauser-Schäublin, Bauen und Wohnen, 1987. Basel: Birkhauser Verlag. Mensch, Kultur, Umwelt 2.84 pages, - Peter Pels, Göran Aijmer, Symbolic textures; Studies in cultural meaning, Göteborg: Gothenburg studies in social Anthropology 10, 1987. - Robert Ross, Ido H. Enklaar, Life and work of Dr. J.Th. van der Kemp, 1747-1811: Missionary pioneer and protagonist of racial equality in South Africa, Cape Town/Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1988, xi + 234 pp. - A. Teeuw

  3. Ectomycorrhizins - symbiosis-specific or artitactual polypeptides from ectomycorrhizas?

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    Guttenberger, M; Hampp, R

    1992-08-01

    Fungal mycelium of the fly agaric (Amanita muscaria [L. ex Fr.] Hooker), and inoculated or noninoculated seedlings of Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.) were grown aseptically under controlled conditions. In order to detect symbiosis-specific polypeptides ('ectomycorrhizins', see Hubert and Martin, 1988, New Phytol. 110, 339-346) the protein patterns of (i) fungal mycelium, (ii) mycorrhizal, and (iii) non-mycorrhizal root tips were compared by means of one- and twodimensional electrophoresis on a microscale. Because of the sensitivity of these micromethods (50 and 200 ng of protein, respectively), single mycorrhizal root tips and even the minute quantities of extramatrical mycelium growing between the roots of inoculated plants could be analysed. Differences in the protein patterns of root tips could be shown within the root system of an individual plant (mycorrhizal as well as non-mycorrhizal). In addition, the protein pattern of fungal mycelium grown on a complex medium (malt extract and casein hydrolysate) differed from that of extramatrical mycelium collected from the mycorrhiza culture (pure mineral medium). Such differences in protein patterns are obviously due to the composition of the media and/or different developmental stages. Consequently, conventional analyses which use extracts of a large number of root tips, are not suitable for differentiating between these effects and symbiosis-specific differences in protein patterns. In order to detect ectomycorrhizins, it is suggested that roots and mycelium from individual, inoculated plants should be analysed. This approach eliminates the influence of differing media, and at the same time allows a correct discrimination between developmental and symbiosisspecific changes. In our gels we could only detect changes in spot intensity but could not detect any ectomycorrhizins or the phenomenon of polypeptide 'cleansing', which both characterize the Eucalyptus-Pisolithus symbiosis (Martin and Hubert, 1991

  4. Ivan pl. Zajc u kolopletu hrvatske glazbene historiografije: ususret monografiji

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    Full Text Available O Ivanu Zajcu (1832-1914, najplodnijem hrvatskom skladatelju, ni 100 godina nakon njegove smrti nema monografije. Uzrok tomu je vjerojatno njegov golemi opus, kojemu valja dodati i sve ostale Zajčeve djelatnosti: dirigentsku, organizacijsku, ravnateljsku, pedagošku. Međutim, premda nema monografije, postoje brojni glazbenohistoriografski tekstovi koji upravo svojom brojnošću korespondiraju sa Zajčevim skladateljskim opusom. Budući da su ponajbolji izvori za iščitavanje mišljenja o skladateljevim djelatnostima i opusu u cjelini glazbenohistoriografske sinteze koje, rekli bismo, predstavljaju autorski »pogled odozgo«, u ovom im se radu posvećuje posebna pozornost. Nakon Povijesti glazbe Vjenceslava Novaka (s kraja 19. st., rukopis, objavljeno 1994 i Kratke povjesti glazbe Stjepana Hadrovića (1911, koje su napisane još za Zajčeva života, opće povijesti glazbe napisali su Josip Andreis, Hubert Pettan, Nenad Turkalj i Stanislav Tuksar, dok su povijesti hrvatske glazbe napisali Božidar Širola, Branimir Ivakić, Hubert Pettan, Josip Andreis, Lovro Županović, Ennio Stipčević, Stanislav Tuksar, te kao kuriozum, istaknuti bugarski muzikolog Ivan Kamburov. Ipak, iz razmatranja nisu izostavljene ni pojedine specijalističke studije, kojima se postupno gradi put do toliko željene i još uvijek neostvarene monografije. U hrvatskoj glazbenoj historiografiji Zajc je bezrezervno prepoznat kao ključna osoba glazbenog života grada Zagreba i kao najistaknutiji hrvatski skladatelj druge polovine 19. stoljeća, poglavito nakon 1870. kada je iz Beča došao u Zagreb. Međutim, o njegovu skladateljsku opusu, koji zbog svoje opsežnosti zapravo nije u potpunosti sagledan, postoje različiti ali relativno malobrojni analitički pristupi i interpretacije pa njegova analiza, a potom i revalorizacija ostaje najvećim izazovom budućim istraživačima i autoru/autorima (predugo iščekivane monografije.

  5. ‘One Health’ in Action Series: Nos 1-8

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    Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP

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    Full Text Available This series of short articles was published in 2007 and distributed to the Kahn-Kaplan-Monath ‘One Health’ email distribution list. The articles are further examples of historical achievements obtained across numerous scientific disciplines, including human and veterinary medicine. Each article was written and developed with assistance from the Kahn-Kaplan-Monath ‘One Health’ team.The expanding ‘One Health’ email distribution list now totals approximately 590 individuals in 38 countries including Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Germany, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malta, The Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay.The list of supporters currently totals 417. If these lists are still being actively maintained by the publication date of this ‘One Medicine -One Health’ monograph, any allied health scientist, physician, osteopath or veterinarian may be added to one and/or both lists by contacting us at bkapdvm@verizon.net. Please include your curriculum vitae or brief biography, title, degree(s, affiliation and address consistent with those currently acknowledged as ‘One Health - One Medicine’ supporters. There are no obligations attached to joining this group and you may have your name removed at any time upon request.Those who have prepared this message and the two lists act independently of any other entity or organisation. However, where feasible, we attempt to augment and support those organisations' efforts to recognise, promote and implement this initiative, such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Medical Association, Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Croatian Society for Infectious Diseases, American Society of Tropical

  6. 'One health' in action series: nos 1-8.

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    Kahn, Laura H; Kaplan, Bruce; Monath, Thomas P

    2009-01-01

    This series of short articles was published in 2007 and distributed to the Kahn-Kaplan-Monath 'One Health' email distribution list. The articles are further examples of historical achievements obtained across numerous scientific disciplines, including human and veterinary medicine. Each article was written and developed with assistance from the Kahn-Kaplan-Monath 'One Health' team. The expanding 'One Health' email distribution list now totals approximately 590 individuals in 38 countries including Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Germany, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malta, The Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay. The list of supporters currently totals 417. If these lists are still being actively maintained by the publication date of this 'One Medicine - One Health' monograph, any allied health scientist, physician, osteopath or veterinarian may be added to one and/or both lists by contacting us at bkapdvm@verizon.net. Please include your curriculum vitae or brief biography, title, degree(s), affiliation and address consistent with those currently acknowledged as 'One Health - One Medicine' supporters. There are no obligations attached to joining this group and you may have your name removed at any time upon request. Those who have prepared this message and the two lists act independently of any other entity or organisation. However, where feasible, we attempt to augment and support those organisations' efforts to recognise, promote and implement this initiative, such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Medical Association, Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Croatian Society for Infectious Diseases, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, World

  7. Influencing Academic Library Use in Tanzania: A Multiple Regression Analysis

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    Leocardia L Juventus

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    Full Text Available Library use is influenced by many factors. This study uses a multiple regression analysis to ascertain the connection between the level of library use and a few of these factors based on the questionnaire responses from 158 undergraduate students who use academic libraries in two Tanzania’s universities: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS, and Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU. It has been discovered that users of academic libraries in Tanzania are influenced by the need to: search and access online materials, check for new books or other resources, check out books and other materials, and enjoy a friendly environment for study. However, their library use is not influenced by either the free wireless network, or consultation from librarians. It is argued that, academic libraries need to devise and implement plans that can make these libraries better learning environment and platforms to drive socio-economic developmentparticularly in developing nations such as Tanzania. It is further argued that, this can be enhanced through investment in modern academic library infrastructures.

  8. A Modified Approach for Detection of Outliers

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    Iftikhar Hussain Adil

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    Full Text Available Tukey’s boxplot is very popular tool for detection of outliers. It reveals the location, spread and skewness of the data. It works nicely for detection of outliers when the data are symmetric. When the data are skewed it covers boundary away from the whisker on the compressed side while declares erroneous outliers on the extended side of the distribution. Hubert and Vandervieren (2008 made adjustment in Tukey’s technique to overcome this problem. However another problem arises that is the adjusted boxplot constructs the interval of critical values which even exceeds from the extremes of the data. In this situation adjusted boxplot is unable to detect outliers. This paper gives solution of this problem and proposed approach detects outliers properly. The validity of the technique has been checked by constructing fences around the true 95% values of different distributions. Simulation technique has been applied by drawing different sample size from chi square, beta and lognormal distributions. Fences constructed by the modified technique are close to the true 95% than adjusted boxplot which proves its superiority on the existing technique.

  9. Role of rasagiline in treating Parkinson’s disease: effect on disease progression

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    Full Text Available Irene A Malaty, Hubert H FernandezUniversity of Florida Movement Disorders Center, Gainesville, FL, USAAbstract: Rasagiline is a second generation, selective, irreversible monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B inhibitor. It has demonstrated efficacy in monotherapy for early Parkinson’s disease (PD patients in one large randomized, placebo-controlled trial (TVP-1012 in Early Monotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease Outpatients, and has shown ability to reduce off time in more advanced PD patients with motor fluctuations in two large placebo-controlled trials (Parkinson’s Rasagiline: Efficacy and Safety in the Treatment of “Off”, and Lasting Effect in Adjunct Therapy With Rasagiline Given Once Daily. Preclinical data abound to suggest potential for neuroprotection by this compound against a variety of neurotoxic insults in cell cultures and in animals. The lack of amphetamine metabolites provides an advantage over the first generation MAO-B inhibitor selegiline. One large trial has investigated the potential for disease modification in PD patients (Attenuation of Disease progression with Azilect Given Once-daily and preliminary results maintain some possible advantage to earlier initiation of the 1 mg/day dose. The clinical significance of the difference detected remains a consideration.Keywords: rasagiline, Parkinson’s disease, neuroprotection, selegiline

  10. Un peintre de Saint Paul de Vence au CERN

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    Interview de Joëlle Lalagüe par Bertrand Nicquevert. Quelle est la symbolique portée par vos œuvres, et quelles perspectives a ouvert votre choix d'y inclure des pierres ou fossiles ? 50 ans de peinture… un chemin jalonné d'interrogations sur la vie… D'où venons-nous ? Qui sommes-nous ? Où allons-nous ? Ces questions que nous nous posons, et des réponses en peinture dictées par ce que nous en disent philosophes et littéraires… Puis un jour de 1993, je découvre Hubert Reeves dans une revue, ma vie de peintre bascule. Nous sommes des poussières d'étoiles, nous sommes faits d'eau et de minéraux… extraordinaire ! Et depuis ce jour, je peins sur, et autour de ce thème. Quelle chance, il est inépuisable d'inspiration. Les rouges profonds, les bleus d&...

  11. Fitting measurement models to vocational interest data: are dominance models ideal?

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    Tay, Louis; Drasgow, Fritz; Rounds, James; Williams, Bruce A

    2009-09-01

    In this study, the authors examined the item response process underlying 3 vocational interest inventories: the Occupational Preference Inventory (C.-P. Deng, P. I. Armstrong, & J. Rounds, 2007), the Interest Profiler (J. Rounds, T. Smith, L. Hubert, P. Lewis, & D. Rivkin, 1999; J. Rounds, C. M. Walker, et al., 1999), and the Interest Finder (J. E. Wall & H. E. Baker, 1997; J. E. Wall, L. L. Wise, & H. E. Baker, 1996). Item response theory (IRT) dominance models, such as the 2-parameter and 3-parameter logistic models, assume that item response functions (IRFs) are monotonically increasing as the latent trait increases. In contrast, IRT ideal point models, such as the generalized graded unfolding model, have IRFs that peak where the latent trait matches the item. Ideal point models are expected to fit better because vocational interest inventories ask about typical behavior, as opposed to requiring maximal performance. Results show that across all 3 interest inventories, the ideal point model provided better descriptions of the response process. The importance of specifying the correct item response model for precise measurement is discussed. In particular, scores computed by a dominance model were shown to be sometimes illogical: individuals endorsing mostly realistic or mostly social items were given similar scores, whereas scores based on an ideal point model were sensitive to which type of items respondents endorsed.

  12. Ending the history of silence: reconstructing European Slave trading in the Indian Ocean

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    Full Text Available Abstract: Thirty-eight years ago, Hubert Gerbeau discussed the problems that contributed to the “history of silence” surrounding slave trading in the Indian Ocean. While the publication of an expanding body of scholarship since the late 1980s demonstrates that this silence is not as deafening as it once was, our knowledge and understanding of this traffic in chattel labor remains far from complete. This article discusses the problems surrounding attempts to reconstruct European slave trading in the Indian Ocean between 1500 and 1850. Recently created inventories of British East India Company slaving voyages during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and of French, Portuguese, and other voyages involving the Mascarene Islands of Mauritius and Réunion between 1670 and the 1830s not only shed light on the nature and dynamics of British and French slave trading in the Indian Ocean, but also highlight topics and issues that future research on European slave trading within and beyond this oceanic world will need to address.

  13. CAPP 2003: CERN to host a meeting of the infinitely big and the infinitely small

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    The CAPP 2003 workshop, which is being organised by CERN's Theory Division and the physics departments of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, will take place at CERN from 12 to 17 June. In the Main Auditorium, leading figures from the fields of cosmology and particle physics will give lectures on subjects including cosmic background radiation, supernovas, gamma ray bursts and black holes, cosmic rays, dark matter, gravitational waves and neutrinos, unconventional gravity and the creation of particles in the Universe and at CERN, enough to satisfy the curiosity of the many physicists who have already enrolled for the workshop. Participants will also be able to attend a symposium by P. James Peebles, winner of the Tomalla Foundation Prize, which will be held at the University of Geneva on Saturday, 14 June. For the non-specialists, CERN, in collaboration with the University of Geneva's La Passerelle Science-Cité, has invited Hubert Reeves, a participant in CAPP 2003, to share his "Dernières nouvelles du ...

  14. Responses to the Holocaust in Modern Irish Poetry

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    Full Text Available This essay examines twentieth and twenty-first century responses by Irish poets to the Holocaust. It argues that, despite the illiberal tendencies of the Irish state towards Jewish immigration during and after the 1939-1945 war, recent commemorative activities in Ireland have included the Holocaust and are part of a wider commemorative ‘opening up’ in Ireland towards twentieth-century historical events. Important contemporary Irish poets have written Holocaust poems of notable merit including: Seamus Heaney, Harry Clifton, Derek Mahon, Pearse Hutchinson, Paul Durcan, Paul Muldoon, Thomas Kinsella and Tom Paulin, all of whom are discussed here. These poets are noted as second-generation Holocaust poets, more at home in the lyric form and less troubled by communicative dilemmas than their precursors such as Paul Celan and Samuel Beckett whose resemblance is briefly discussed. The essay concludes by arguing that Giorgio Agamben’s arguments about testimony after Auschwitz are strikingly pertinent to some of the poems under discussion. It also suggests that the historical essays of Hubert Butler may have acted as an unseen influence on some of these writers.

  15. Notes on Mediterranean Theridiidae (Araneae – II

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    Barbara Knoflach

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Taxonomic and faunistic amendments are provided for 15 species and one subspecies of comb-footed spiders (Theridiidae of the Mediterranean region, in the genera Anatolidion, Episinus, Heterotheridion, Theridion and Theridula. The following taxonomic changes are proposed: Anatolidion osmani Wunderlich, 2008 and Theridion crinigerum Simon, 1881 are synonymised with T. gentile Simon, 1881, making it the type species of the monotypic genus Anatolidion Wunderlich, 2008. Episinus albescens Denis, 1965 is synonymised with E. algiricus Lucas, 1846, Theridion xinjiangense (Hu & Wu, 1989 with Heterotheridion nigrovariegatum (Simon, 1873. Theridion aelleni Hubert, 1970 is removed from synonymy of Theridion spinitarse O. P.-Cambridge, 1876 and transferred to Theridula. The recent transfer of Theridion pinicola Simon, 1873 and T. genistae Simon, 1873 into Paidiscura has to be rejected. Theridion genistae turanicum Charitonov, 1946 from Uzbekistan is raised to species level. New faunistic records are presented for Theridion pinicola from North Africa, Anatolidion gentile, Theridion genistae and T. hemerobium from Greece. Several poorly known (sub-species are redescribed: Anatolidion gentile, Episinus maculipes numidicus Kulczynski, 1905, Theridion genistae, T. glaucinum Simon, 1881, T. musivum Simon, 1873, T. pinicola, T. pyrenaeum Denis, 1944, T. semitinctum Simon, 1914 and T. spinitarse O. P.-Cambridge, 1876.

  16. Elections to the Senior Staff Advisory Committee 
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    The electronic voting process for the Senior Staff Advisory Committee ("The Nine") was closed on Friday 1st June. Of the 449 Senior Staff members called to vote, 281 cast a vote, of which 279 were valid. The results are as follows: Electoral Group 1 Name\tDepartment\tVotes Patrick Janot\tPH\t50 Rolf Landua\tDSU\t86 Marcello Mannelli\tPH\t22 Thomas Ruf\tPH\t30 Electoral Group 2Name\tDepartment\tVotes Olivier Brunner\tAB\t47 Doris Burckhart\tPH\t44 Helmut Burkhardt\tAB\t31 Marco Cattaneo\tPH\t48 Paul Collier\tAB\t66 Hubert Gerwig\tPH\t19 Eugenia Hatziangeli\tAB\t34 Miguel Angel Marquina\tIT\t36 Malika Meddahi\tAB\t51 Alberto Pace\tIT\t123 Stephan Russenschuck\tAT\t35 Alan Silverman\tIT\t47 Detlef Swoboda\tTS\t25 Elena Wildner\tAT\t52 Rolf Landua is therefore elected in Group 1, and Alberto Pace, Paul Collier and Elena Wildner are elected in Group 2. Their mandate is from July 2007 to June 2010. The Committee now consists of these newly-elected members together with Monica Pepe-Altarelli, Rudiger Schmidt, R. Martens, A. Unnervik and E. Tsesmelis...

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

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    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...

  18. The Princess Elisabeth Station

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    Berte, Johan

    2012-01-01

    Aware of the increasing impact of human activities on the Earth system, Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) launched in 1997 a research programme in support of a sustainable development policy. This umbrella programme included the Belgian Scientific Programme on Antarctic Research. The International Polar Foundation, an organization led by the civil engineer and explorer Alain Hubert, was commissioned by the Belgian Federal government in 2004 to design, construct and operate a new Belgian Antarctic Research Station as an element under this umbrella programme. The station was to be designed as a central location for investigating the characteristic sequence of Antarctic geographical regions (polynia, coast, ice shelf, ice sheet, marginal mountain area and dry valleys, inland plateau) within a radius of 200 kilometers (approx.124 miles) of a selected site. The station was also to be designed as "state of the art" with respect to sustainable development, energy consumption, and waste disposal, with a minimum lifetime of 25 years. The goal of the project was to build a station and enable science. So first we needed some basic requirements, which I have listed here; plus we had to finance the station ourselves. Our most important requirement was that we decided to make it a zero emissions station. This was both a philosophical choice as we thought it more consistent with Antarctic Treaty obligations and it was also a logistical advantage. If you are using renewable energy sources, you do not have to bring in all the fuel.

  19. La escritura ilegible : Maximiliana ou l'exercice illégal de l'astronomie, de Max Ernst

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    Ana Herrera Ferrer

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    Full Text Available Renée Riese Hubert señala una idea interesante: según la definición del propio Max Ernst y de Iliadz, «Maximiiiana» es un tríptico. La idea de tríptico, subraya, marca la identidad de la obra de forma decisiva. Hay tres tipos de signos: alfabeto, ideogramas y representaciones gráficas. Tres tipos de discursos: el personal, el literario y el científico. Tres hombres: el astrónomo, el editor y el pintor, que colaboran los tres en diferentes aspectos ligados entre sí, incluso confundidos. A la «visibilidad» del planeta Maximiiiana contribuye el primero escribiendo un prefacio a la obra (y por lo tanto se coloca, de alguna forma, en el papel del astrónomo; Tempel actúa como un «artista» dibujando mapas, escribiendo comentarios poéticos, y por fin Ernst emula (e incluso parodia las características de un trazado científico a través de sus litografías y sus caligrafías. Este juego de disfraces y suplantaciones han dado lugar a una obra en la que la distinción entre lo visual y lo verbal prácticamente ha desaparecido; en la que la escritura se hace, paradójicamente, ilegible...

  20. Same, similar, semblable – languages of connoisseurship

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    Joris Corin Heyder

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    Full Text Available To speak about “languages of connoisseurship” could be misleading or even wrong: connoisseurship can neither be exhaustively defined in terms of a certain methodology, as for instance the history of style and form or Giovanni Morelli’s approach, nor is it limited to a certain text genre or even a genuine language. However, clauses that suggest clarity and a certain resemblance are characteristic for more or less all connoisseurial texts, a simple observation that is nevertheless worth paying more attention to. Starting from methodological statements by two of the most influential connoisseurs in art history—Bernard Berenson and Max J. Friedländer—, I examine the entanglement of connoisseurship and linguistic customs: epistemic canonization, delimination, quantification and the paradigm of resemblance still rank among the common textual instruments to built a connoisseurial argument. My hypothesis is that these uncritical practiced linguistic habits are a principle weakness of connoisseurship that make it vulnerable to failures. By spotlighting the famous Hubert-and-Jan-van-Eyck-dispute, I am finally trying to show that in more than one dimension the 200 years old connoisseurial debate around the altar piece is intertwined, even trapped in a textual dimension.

  1. Film Presentation: Big Bang, mes ancêtres et moi

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    Big Bang, mes ancêtres et moi, by Franco-German TV producer ARTE (2009)   What do we know about the origins of the world today? This documentary presents a voyage into the mystery of these origins, accompanied by passionate scientists such as paleoanthropologist Pascal Picq, astrophysicist Hubert Reeves, physicist Etienne Klein and quantum gravity theorist Abhay Ashtekar. Organized around three key moments – the birth of the Universe, the appearance of life and the origins of mankind – this investigation takes us to various research areas around the world, including the large underground particle accelerator at CERN. The German version of this film, Big Bang im Labor, will be presented on 1st October. Big Bang, mes ancêtres et moi will be shown on Friday, 24 September from 13:00 to 14:00 in room 222-R-001 Language: French Big Bang im Labor will be shown on Friday, 1 October from 13:00 to 14:00 in the Main Auditorium Language : German   &nbs...

  2. Biting Midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Cambay Amber Indicate that the Eocene Fauna of the Indian Subcontinent Was Not Isolated.

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    Stebner, Frauke; Szadziewski, Ryszard; Singh, Hukam; Gunkel, Simon; Rust, Jes

    2017-01-01

    India's unique and highly diverse biota combined with its unique geodynamical history has generated significant interest in the patterns and processes that have shaped the current distribution of India's flora and fauna and their biogeographical relationships. Fifty four million year old Cambay amber from northwestern India provides the opportunity to address questions relating to endemism and biogeographic history by studying fossil insects. Within the present study seven extant and three fossil genera of biting midges are recorded from Cambay amber and five new species are described: Eohelea indica Stebner & Szadziewski n. sp., Gedanohelea gerdesorum Stebner & Szadziewski n. sp., Meunierohelea cambayana Stebner & Szadziewski n. sp., Meunierohelea borkenti Stebner & Szadziewski n. sp., and Meunierohelea orientalis Stebner & Szadziewski n. sp. Fossils of species in the genera Leptoconops Skuse, 1889, Forcipomyia Meigen, 1818, Brachypogon Kieffer, 1899, Stilobezzia Kieffer, 1911, Serromyia Meigen, 1818, and Mantohelea Szadziewski, 1988 are recorded without formal description. Furthermore, one fossil belonging to the genus Camptopterohelea Wirth & Hubert, 1960 is included in the present study. Our study reveals faunal links among Ceratopogonidae from Cambay amber and contemporaneous amber from Fushun, China, Eocene Baltic amber from Europe, as well as the modern Australasian and the Oriental regions. These findings imply that faunal exchange between Europe, Asia and India took place before the formation of Cambay amber in the early Eocene.

  3. Live broadcast from the Globe

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    La tête au carréTuesday, 17 June 2008 between 2.00 and 3.00 p.m.“La tête au carré”, a France Inter radio programme devoted to science, will set up its sound booth at CERN for a special broadcast on the LHC.The journalist Mathieu Vidard will interview the following guests: - Pierre Van Hove, an experimental physicist working on CMS. He is a CNRS research scientist from the Institut Hubert Curien in Strasbourg, France.- Abdelhak Djouadi is a theoretical physicist. He is a research director at the CNRS’s Laboratoire de physique théorique at Orsay, France and holder of the CNRS silver medal.- Magali Gruwe, one of the engineers in charge of LHC operations at CERN.» To take part in this live broadcast, which is open to the public, come to the Globe at 1:30 p.m. The number of places is limited.» No specialist knowledge required.» See the programme's homepage

  4. Evaluation of the hexagonal and spherical model of vocational interests in the young people in Serbia and Bulgaria

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    Hedrih Vladimir

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to validate Holland’s hexagonal and Tracey’s spherical model of vocational interests in young adults in Serbia and Bulgaria. To this end, 1250 participants, 560 from Serbia and 690 from Bulgaria, filled in Serbian and Bulgarian versions of the Personal Globe Inventory (PGI, Tracey, 2002. Hubert and Arabie’s randomization test of hypothetical orders, multidimensional scaling with fixed coordinates, Myors test and exploratory factor analysis were used. The results showed that the hexagonal and spherical models well explained the structure of vocational interests in both samples. The level of fit of the hexagonal model to the data obtained by using the PGI was generally higher than those established in the studies that used other Holland-based instruments. Furthermore, the levels of fit of both hexagonal and spherical model were in the same range like those obtained in previous studies in other countries. The results also pointed out a remarkable similarity in the structure of vocational interests in the Bulgarian and Serbian samples. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 179002

  5. Eyewitness to history: Landmarks in the development of computerized electrocardiography.

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    Rautaharju, Pentti M

    2016-01-01

    The use of digital computers for ECG processing was pioneered in the early 1960s by two immigrants to the US, Hubert Pipberger, who initiated a collaborative VA project to collect an ECG-independent Frank lead data base, and Cesar Caceres at NIH who selected for his ECAN program standard 12-lead ECGs processed as single leads. Ray Bonner in the early 1970s placed his IBM 5880 program in a cart to print ECGs with interpretation, and computer-ECG programs were developed by Telemed, Marquette, HP-Philips and Mortara. The "Common Standards for quantitative Electrocardiography (CSE)" directed by Jos Willems evaluated nine ECG programs and eight cardiologists in clinically-defined categories. The total accuracy by a representative "average" cardiologist (75.5%) was 5.8% higher than that of the average program (69.7, p<0.001). Future comparisons of computer-based and expert reader performance are likely to show evolving results with continuing improvement of computer-ECG algorithms and changing expertise of ECG interpreters. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Fournier'S gangrene in cotonou, benin republic.

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    Avakoudjo, Dgj; Natchagandé, G; Hounnasso, Pp; Gandaho, Ki; Hodonou, F; Tore-Sanni, R; Agounkpé, Mm; Paré, Ak

    2013-01-01

    Gangrene of the male genitalia called Fournier's gangrene is not an uncommon surgical condition in the urological service at Cotonou, Benin Republic; it is associated with high mortality and morbidity. This is a retrospective, descriptive study conducted at the Teaching Clinic of Urology and Andrology at the National and Hospitable Center CNHU- Hubert Koutoukou MAGA in Cotonou, Benin Republic. The study is on patients managed for Fournier's gangrene from January 2002 to December 2012. The demographics, clinical presentation, management and outcome were recorded in a proforma and the data obtained were analyzed using SPSS 10.0 software. Fournier's gangrene represented 1.8% of hospitalizations with an annual average of 5 cases. The mean age was 52 years with range of 21 - 85 years. 77.7% of patients were 40 - 59 years and; while 22.3% were 60 years and above. About 28% had a predisposing factor (diabetis, HIV, leukaemia, high blood pressure). Etiological factors were urogenital (42.5%), anorectal (22.5%), and cutaneous (17.5%). In 17.5% of cases, no etiologic factor was found. The diagnosis was clinically obvious because of late presentation, 95% of patients were admitted in the acute phase. Fournier's gangrene mostly affects young males and the diagnosis was clinical. It is a disease with high morbidity and mortality in Benin Republic.

  7. Neural bases of selective attention in action video game players.

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    Bavelier, D; Achtman, R L; Mani, M; Föcker, J

    2012-05-15

    Over the past few years, the very act of playing action video games has been shown to enhance several different aspects of visual selective attention, yet little is known about the neural mechanisms that mediate such attentional benefits. A review of the aspects of attention enhanced in action game players suggests there are changes in the mechanisms that control attention allocation and its efficiency (Hubert-Wallander, Green, & Bavelier, 2010). The present study used brain imaging to test this hypothesis by comparing attentional network recruitment and distractor processing in action gamers versus non-gamers as attentional demands increased. Moving distractors were found to elicit lesser activation of the visual motion-sensitive area (MT/MST) in gamers as compared to non-gamers, suggestive of a better early filtering of irrelevant information in gamers. As expected, a fronto-parietal network of areas showed greater recruitment as attentional demands increased in non-gamers. In contrast, gamers barely engaged this network as attentional demands increased. This reduced activity in the fronto-parietal network that is hypothesized to control the flexible allocation of top-down attention is compatible with the proposal that action game players may allocate attentional resources more automatically, possibly allowing more efficient early filtering of irrelevant information. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Focused Ethnography as Research Method: A Case Study of Techno Music Producers in Home-Recording Studios

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    Jan Michael Kühn

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Translator's Introduction: Jan-Michael Kühn's essay introduces the reader to Hubert Knoblauch's focused ethnography [fokussierte Ethnographie] as an ethnographic fieldwork method. More than a decade after Knoblauch's first publications on this method, there are precious few guides to focused ethnography in the English language, save one (Knoblauch 2005. At any rate, there are certainly no introductions to this methodology that also use EDM scenes as a case study. Kühn's article was originally published in German in Soziologie Magazin, a student-run journal published from Martin Luther University in Halle (Saale but operated by an editorial network that spans Germany. As a result, Kühn orients his writing towards an audience of junior researchers, post-docs and graduate students, highlighting the ways in which focused ethnography suits the circumstances of early research careers, where one may have difficulty securing long-term research stays for fieldwork of broader scope. In particular, he notes that Knoblauch's methods require a very narrow scope for the project (i.e., a "field sector" rather than the whole field, a reliance on the researcher's previous knowledge of the field, and short bursts of intense ethnographic activity in order to create work that is tightly focused but still rigorous and generative of fresh knowledge and new concepts.KEYWORDS: qualitative methods; cultural production; music production; home-recording; technoculture

  9. The project of a code of environmental law 2009; Das Projekt eines Umweltgesetzbuchs 2009

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    Bohne, Eberhard; Kloepfer, Michael (eds.)

    2009-07-01

    Within the meeting ''Code of environmental law 2009'' at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany) between 9th and 10th October, 2008, the following lectures were held: (a) Codification - a means of good legislation (Hans-Juergen Papier); (b) Integrated project licensing - licensing and planning licensing, general remarks (Dieter Sellner) (c) Integrated project licensing - Remarks from the view of a licensing authority (Alfred Wirtz) (d) The water legislation in the code of environmental law 2009 (Michael Kotulla); (e) The nature conservation law in the code of environmental law 2009 (Martin Gellermann); (f) The code of environmental law 2009 and non-coded environmental law as well as transitional regulations (Christof Sangenstedt); (g) The future legislation in environmental protection - at federal level (Hubert Steinkemper); (h) The future legislation in environmental protection - at land level (Albrecht Rittmann, Alexis von Komorowski); (i) A better legislation and code of environmental law 2009 - remarks from the national standards institution (Petra Schoen); (j) Political conflicts in the decree of the code of environmental law 2009 (Matthias Miersch).

  10. L’inspectio di un anonimo investigatore pisano nella prima metà del secolo XII

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    Andrea Puglia

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The article examines and publishes in the Appendix a document kept in the Archive of the Archbishop of Pisa, known until now only in a partial transcript, because was for a long time not available. The relevance of this document lies both in its materials and graphics characteristics , but also in its unique content, which presents a cross section of political and social life of the entourage of Bishops in the city and county in the first half of the Twelfth century. In fact, it shows the different sides of an inquest (inspectio conducted in the diocese of Pisa by an anonymous investigator appointed by the Archbishop of Pisa Hubert in 1137. The numerous stages of the inquest were probably recorded in some files and then, with the help of judges (and law experts and the graphic abilities of the episcopal clergy, were written in an entire parchment, with a clear and fluid book-Caroline and with a good rhetoric form. The goals of this document were surely informative, but we don’t exclude also a memorial and judicial objective. In conclusion, the inspectio give us the opportunity of studying the non-epistolographic practices of medieval communication and allows us to know a pragmatic and non-formal system of document building. This system is out of the field of notarial acts with legal effects (chartae and brevia recordationis and different from the writing of judicial records.

  11. Improvement of sensorimotor functions in old age by passive sensory stimulation

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    Tobias Kalisch

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Tobias Kalisch1, Martin Tegenthoff2, Hubert R Dinse11Department of Theoretical Biology, Institute for Neuroinformatics; 2Department of Neurology, BG-Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, GermanyAbstract: Sensorimotor functions decrease in old age. The well-documented loss of tactile acuity in elderly is accompanied by deterioration of haptic performance and fine manipulative movements. Physical training and exercise can maintain sensorimotor fitness into high age. However, regular schedules of training require discipline and physical fitness. We here present an alternative interventional paradigm to enhance tactile, haptic, and fine motor performance based on passive, sensory stimulation by means of tactile coactivation. This approach is based on patterned, synchronous tactile stimulation applied to the fingertips for 3 hours. The stimulation drives plastic reorganizational changes in somatosensory cortex that affect perception and behavior: We demonstrate that following 3 hours of coactivation tactile acuity as well as haptic object exploration and fine motor performance are improved for at least 96 hours. Because this kind of intervention does not require active participation or attention of the subjects, we anticipate that coactivation is a prime candidate for future therapeutic interventions in patients with impaired sensorimotor abilities. It can be assumed that the maintenance and restoration of sensorimotor functions can ensure and preserve independence of daily living. Further optimizing of the stimulation protocol can be assumed to strengthen both the range and durability of its efficacy.Keywords: aging, tactile acuity, coactivation, cortical plasticity, intervention, sensorimotor performance

  12. Spatial and temporal analysis of the drought vulnerability and risks over eight decades in a semi-arid region (Tensift basin: Morocco)

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    Fniguire, Fatima; Laftouhi, Nour-Eddine; Saidi, Mohamed Elmehdi; Zamrane, Zineb; El Himer, Hicham; Khalil, Nourddine

    2017-10-01

    In the last few decades, drought has become a chronic phenomenon in Morocco. It began at the end of the 1970s and continued to the late 2000s. In the present study, hydrometeorological data sets, Standardized Precipitation Index method, and non-parametric tests were used to recognize the frequency and the severity of drought events during the period between 1929 and 2010. The Standardized Precipitation Index showed significant inter-annual fluctuation and evolution of rainfall amounts representing wet cycles (i.e., before 1975) followed by a long period of drought between 1975 and 2004. The inter-annual variability of rainfall is accompanied by shifts of stationarity in the rainfall series. The statistical test of Pettitt, Bayesian method of Lee and Heghinian, Buishand procedure, and Hubert test revealed shifts around the mid 70s. After this period, a deficit of rainfall (with a maximum value of -30 %) was registered. The probabilities of monthly Standardized Precipitation Index values were normal to below normal during the last 40 years. In fact, the increase of drought risk may be resulted from the increase of frequency and severity of meteorological drought. The proposed Standardized Precipitation Index method and non-parametric tests yielded reasonable and satisfactory results for Morocco. Therefore, this approach could be successfully applied to other semi-arid, dry, sub-humid, or semi-humid regions worldwide, where rainfall series are showing high seasonality and year-to-year variability.

  13. Patients radiation protection in medical imaging. Conference proceedings; Radioprotection des patients en imagerie medicale. Recueil des presentations

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    2011-12-15

    This document brings together the available presentations given at the conference organised by the French society of radiation protection about patients radiation protection in medical imaging. Twelve presentations (slides) are compiled in this document and deal with: 1 - Medical exposure of the French population: methodology and results (Bernard Aubert, IRSN); 2 - What indicators for the medical exposure? (Cecile Etard, IRSN); 3 - Guidebook of correct usage of medical imaging examination (Philippe Grenier, Pitie-Salpetriere hospital); 4 - Radiation protection optimization in pediatric imaging (Hubert Ducou-Le-Pointe, Aurelien Bouette (Armand-Trousseau children hospital); 5 - Children's exposure to image scanners: epidemiological survey (Marie-Odile Bernier, IRSN); 6 - Management of patient's irradiation: from image quality to good practice (Thierry Solaire, General Electric); 7 - Dose optimization in radiology (Cecile Salvat (Lariboisiere hospital); 8 - Cancer detection in the breast cancer planned screening program - 2004-2009 era (Agnes Rogel, InVS); 9 - Mammographic exposures - radiobiological effects - radio-induced DNA damages (Catherine Colin, Lyon Sud hospital); 10 - Breast cancer screening program - importance of non-irradiating techniques (Anne Tardivon, Institut Curie); 11 - Radiation protection justification for the medical imaging of patients over the age of 50 (Michel Bourguignon, ASN); 12 - Search for a molecular imprint for the discrimination between radio-induced and sporadic tumors (Sylvie Chevillard, CEA)

  14. Performance Evaluation of UML2-Modeled Embedded Streaming Applications with System-Level Simulation

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    Arpinen Tero

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This article presents an efficient method to capture abstract performance model of streaming data real-time embedded systems (RTESs. Unified Modeling Language version 2 (UML2 is used for the performance modeling and as a front-end for a tool framework that enables simulation-based performance evaluation and design-space exploration. The adopted application meta-model in UML resembles the Kahn Process Network (KPN model and it is targeted at simulation-based performance evaluation. The application workload modeling is done using UML2 activity diagrams, and platform is described with structural UML2 diagrams and model elements. These concepts are defined using a subset of the profile for Modeling and Analysis of Realtime and Embedded (MARTE systems from OMG and custom stereotype extensions. The goal of the performance modeling and simulation is to achieve early estimates on task response times, processing element, memory, and on-chip network utilizations, among other information that is used for design-space exploration. As a case study, a video codec application on multiple processors is modeled, evaluated, and explored. In comparison to related work, this is the first proposal that defines transformation between UML activity diagrams and streaming data application workload meta models and successfully adopts it for RTES performance evaluation.

  15. Characterization and evolution of dermal filaments from patients with Morgellons disease

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    Middelveen MJ

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Marianne J Middelveen,1 Peter J Mayne,1 Douglas G Kahn,2 Raphael B Stricker11International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, Bethesda, MD, USA; 2Department of Pathology, Olive View–UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA, USAAbstract: Morgellons disease is an emerging skin disease characterized by formation of dermal filaments associated with multisystemic symptoms and tick-borne illness. Some clinicians hypothesize that these often colorful dermal filaments are textile fibers, either self-implanted by patients or accidentally adhering to lesions, and conclude that patients with this disease have delusions of infestation. We present histological observations and electron microscopic imaging from representative Morgellons disease samples revealing that dermal filaments in these cases are keratin and collagen in composition and result from proliferation and activation of keratinocytes and fibroblasts in the epidermis. Spirochetes were detected in the dermatological specimens from our study patients, providing evidence that Morgellons disease is associated with an infectious process.Keywords: Morgellons disease, digital dermatitis, Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, spirochetes, keratin, keratinocytes, collagen, fibroblasts

  16. A HETEROGENEOUS MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEM-ON-CHIP ARCHITECTURE INCORPORATING MEMORY ALLOCATION

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    T.Thillaikkarasi

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the development of a Multiprocessor System-on-Chip (MPSoC with a novel interconnect architecture incorporating memory allocation. It addresses the problem of mapping a process network with data dependent behavior and soft real time constraints onto the heterogeneous multiprocessor System on Chip (SoC architectures and focuses on a memory allocation step which is based on an integer linear programming model. An application is modeled as Kahn Process Network (KPN which makes the parallelism present in the application explicit. The main contribution of our work is an MILP based approach which can be used to map the KPN of streaming applications with data dependent behavior and interleaved computation and communication. Our solution minimizes hardware cost while taking into account the performance constraints. One of the salient features of our work is that it takes into account the additional overheads because of data communication conflicts. It permits to obtain an optimal distributed shared memory architecture minimizing the global cost to access the shared data in the application, and the memory cost. Our approach allows automatic generation of an architecture-level specification of the application.

  17. Nuno Portas, Hestnes Ferreira, Conceição Silva: Sobressaltos em Lisboa, anos 1960

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    Jorge Figueira

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Nos anos 1960, a arquitectura portuguesa vai disseminar‑se em várias experiências antagónicas. Nuno Portas, Hestnes Ferreira e Conceição Silva demonstram que o projecto de arquitectura não decorre de uma doutrina, e que a cultura arquitectónica é um campo crescentemente complexo. Portas rompe com a tradição Beaux Arts, que em Portugal é também a da arquitectura moderna, em nome de uma proficiência da análise e do sistemático; Hestnes Ferreira integra uma história poetizada na arquitectura moderna, seguindo a porta aberta por Louis Kahn, com quem trabalha; Conceição Silva reflecte uma relação permeável e inclusiva com o mercado, também das imagens, que a partir dos anos 1980 será comum na prática da arquitectura. A resposta “científica”, a exigência “poética” e o diálogo “comércio/arte” que as três experiências denotam, respectivamente, constituem, ainda hoje, uma aspiração particular para a jovem arquitectura portuguesa.

  18. Professional burnout as the state and process--what to do?

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    Rakovec-Felser, Zlatka

    2011-06-01

    The professional staff in human service institutions is often required to spend time in intense involvement with other people. Frequently, the staff-client interaction is centred around the client's current problems (psychological, social, and/ or physical) and is therefore charged with feelings of anger, embarrassment, fear or despair In this article we follow the burnout which could not be only the consequence of such job characteristics but could appear also as the result of type of work organization, social relationships, and some bodies personal characteristics as life style, too. Moreover, it can be a consequence of a disturbed balance between give and take at all three levels of social exchange--at interpersonal, at the team, and at the organizational level. So burnout is not only the problem of individuals but also the problem of social environment in which they work. The workplaces shape how people interact with another and how they carry out their jobs. In addition, we try to find the ways how to prevent or to reduce burnout, too. So we present the theories of social comparison (Festinger, 1954; Schachter, 1959), equity theory (Walster and Berscheid, 1978), as also the Kahn's model of employee engagement (1990) and the Schaufeli- Buunk's integrative comprehensive social exchange model (1993) as the possible key to help individuals and organization. In this context V. also Frankl's logo therapy (sense of purpose, 1960) became much more important as the theories of positive (Seligman, 2000) and humanistic psychology (Maslow, 1971, 1987; Rogers, 1959), too.

  19. Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Health Communication Research to Eliminate Health Disparities

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    Matthew Kreuter is the Kahn Family Professor and Associate Dean for Public Health at the Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis.  He is founder of the Health Communication Research Laboratory (HCRL), a leading center nationally that is now in its 22nd year of continuous funding. Dr. Kreuter’s research seeks to identify and apply communication-based strategies to eliminate health disparities.  In particular, his work focused on finding ways to increase the reach and effectiveness of health information to low-income and minority populations, and using information and technology to connect them to needed health services. Kreuter served for six years on the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, and in 2014 was named by Thompson Reuters as one of the most influential scientists in the world, ranking in the top 1 percent in his field based on the number of highly cited papers. He received his PhD and MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  

  20. A Flipped Pedagogy for Expert Problem Solving

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    Pritchard, David

    The internet provides free learning opportunities for declarative (Wikipedia, YouTube) and procedural (Kahn Academy, MOOCs) knowledge, challenging colleges to provide learning at a higher cognitive level. Our ``Modeling Applied to Problem Solving'' pedagogy for Newtonian Mechanics imparts strategic knowledge - how to systematically determine which concepts to apply and why. Declarative and procedural knowledge is learned online before class via an e-text, checkpoint questions, and homework on edX.org (see http://relate.mit.edu/physicscourse); it is organized into five Core Models. Instructors then coach students on simple ``touchstone problems'', novel exercises, and multi-concept problems - meanwhile exercising three of the four C's: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. Students showed 1.2 standard deviations improvement on the MIT final exam after three weeks instruction, a significant positive shift in 7 of the 9 categories in the CLASS, and their grades improved by 0.5 standard deviation in their following physics course (Electricity and Magnetism).

  1. Properties of the histogram location approach and the extent and change of downward nominal wage rigidity in the EU

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    Andreas Behr

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The histogram location approach has been proposed by Kahn (1997 to estimate the fraction of wage cuts prevented by downward nominal wage rigidity. In this paper, we analyze the validity of the approach by means of a simulation study which yielded evidence of unbiasedness but also of potential underestimation of rigidity parameter uncertainty and therefore of potential anticonservative inference. We apply the histogram location approach to estimate the extent of downward nominal wage rigidity across the EU for 1995-2001. Our data base is the User Data Base (UDB of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP. The results show wide variation in the fraction of wage cuts prevented by nominal wage rigidity across the EU. The lowest rigidity parameters are found for the UK, Spain and Ireland, the largest for Portugal and Italy. Analyzing the change of rigidity between sub periods 1995-1997 and 1999-2001 even shows an widening of the differences in nominal wage rigidity. Due to the finding of large differences across the EU, the results imply that the costs of low inflation policies across the EU differ substantially.

  2. Healthcare institutions do not favor care. Meaning of humanized care for people directly participating in it

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    Oscar Alberto Beltrán-Salazar

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective. This study sought to understand the meaning of humanized care for those directly participating in it. Methodology. This was qualitative research with phenomenological interpretative approach conducted in Medellín, Colombia, during 2013. It included 16 participants among nurses, adult patients, and relatives. To gather the information, in-depth interviews were used; data analysis was performed manually according to the scheme proposed by Cohen, Kahn, and Stevees. Results. According to the participants, institutions do not favor humanized care due to the inaccessibility of services whose possible causes are, among others, excessive procedural red tape, lack of resources, and long waits. Additionally, they state that nurses' work overload keeps them away from the patients and prevents caring for them. Conclusion. For the participants in the study, the humanized care practice of humanized care is affected negatively, on one side, by the service offered by healthcare institutions; and, on the other, by the influence exerted upon nurses, which conditions, in turn, how care is delivered.

  3. Tyng Toy, 1949. Resonancias desde los inicios de una pionera desconocida

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    Antonio Juárez Chicote

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Anne Griswold Tyng (1920-2011, una de las primeras mujeres que estudia en la GSD de Harvard y coautora con Louis I. Kahn del proyecto de la City Tower –entre otras obras–, desarrolla —y patenta en 1949— el proyecto de un pequeño juguete de madera contrachapada cuyas piezas, organizadas en combinaciones diferentes, pueden ensamblarse formando objetos muy diversos. El proyecto, conocido como Tyng Toy, anticipa el pensamiento investigador de su autora sobre la geometría como “principio de la forma” y condensa las inquietudes de la época y el nuevo sueño de la arquitectura americana tras la segunda guerra mundial. El juguete manifiesta una particular visión del papel del arquitecto como educador social y transformador del medio que le rodea y más allá de la necesidad de reconstrucción que reinaba en los años de posguerra, trasciende los imperativos del momento para hablarnos de otra necesidad paralela y universal: la de reconstruir el universo lúdico, imaginario, educativo y proyectual del ser humano. El pequeño conjunto de cinco piezas de madera, como metáfora simbólica, nos habla de un mundo que es también el nuestro: complejo y ramificado, pedagógico y abierto, y en su planteamiento —sintético e intenso— abarca resonancias universales y profundas.

  4. Japan's National Security: Structures, norms, and policies

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    Katzenstein, P.J.; Okawara, N.

    Japan's national security policy has two distinctive aspects that deserve analysis. First, Japan's definition of national security goes far beyond traditional military notions. National security is viewed in comprehensive terms that also include economic and political dimensions. The second feature of Japan's security policy worth explanation is a distinctive mixture of flexibility and rigidity in the process of policy adaptation to change: flexibility on issues of economic security, rigidity on issues of military security, and flexibility combined with rigidity on issues of political security. With the end of the Cold War and changes in the structure of the international system, it is only natural that we ask whether and how Japan's national security policy will change as well. Optimists insist that the Asian balance of power and the US-Japan relationship will make Japan aspire to be a competitive, noninterventionist trading state that heeds the universal interest of peace and profit rather than narrow aspirations for national power. Pessimists warn us instead that the new international system will finally confirm Herman Kahn's prediction of 1970: Japan will quickly change to the status of a nuclear superpower, spurred perhaps by what some see as a dangerous rise of Japanese militarism in the 1970s and 1980s.

  5. “Como ocupar uma escola? Pesquiso na Internet!”: política participativa nas ocupações de escolas públicas no Brasil

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    Richard Romancini

    Full Text Available Resumo O movimento das ocupações das escolas públicas no estado de São Paulo, realizado por jovens estudantes no final de 2015, marcou mais uma série de protestos reivindicatórios por melhores condições de ensino no Brasil. Nestes eventos, os adolescentes participantes ganharam voz ao utilizar as mídias como espaço de mobilização, criando conteúdos que serão analisados neste artigo à luz do conceito de política participativa (COHEN; KAHNE, 2011; JENKINS, 2016 e sua interface com juventude e tecnologias. Tal proposta engloba a análise sistemática da produção dos ativistas (textos, imagens e vídeos em 42 páginas da rede social Facebook, com objetivo de perceber o uso das mídias e seu papel no contexto mobilizatório. A intersecção entre cultura popular, engajamento afetivo e luta política, evidenciada pelas análises, foi um dos principais resultados do trabalho.

  6. Dual Mode Inverter Control Test Verification

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    Bailey, J.M.

    2001-04-25

    Permanent Magnet Motors with either sinusoidal back emf (permanent magnet synchronous motor [PMSM]) or trapezoidal back emf (brushless dc motor [BDCM]) do not have the ability to alter the air gap flux density (field weakening). Since the back emf increases with speed, the system must be designed to operate with the voltage obtained at its highest speed. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) has developed a dual mode inverter controller (DMIC) that overcomes this disadvantage. This report summarizes the results of tests to verify its operation. The standard PEEMRC 75 kW hard-switched inverter was modified to implement the field weakening procedure (silicon controlled rectifier enabled phase advance). A 49.5 hp motor rated at 2800 rpm was derated to a base of 400 rpm and 7.5 hp. The load developed by a Kahn Industries hydraulic dynamometer, was measured with a MCRT9-02TS Himmelstein and Company torque meter. At the base conditions a current of 212 amperes produced the 7.5 hp. Tests were run at 400, 1215, and 2424 rpm. In each run, the current was no greater than 214 amperes. The horsepower obtained in the three runs were 7.5, 9.3, and 8.12. These results verified the basic operation of the DMIC in producing a Constant Power Speed Ratios (CPSR) of six.

  7. A crítica contemporâna a Heráclito

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    Marcelo de Souza Cleto

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available O debate contemporâneo a respeito da importância de Heráclito tem apresentado uma valorização dos elementos antropológicos, contribuindo para a reavaliação da tendência que enfatizava os aspectos cosmológicos e físicos da filosofia pré-socrática, aquela que modulou basicamente a historiografia da filosofia antiga, na qual os elementos da natureza (physis eram refletidos conforme a conjuntura epistemológica do final do século XIX e início do XX. Dentre a numerosa crítica contemporânea, podem-se destacar, especialmente, os estudos de Voegelin, Snell e Jaeger, que expressam as tensões que ocorreram nos estudos heraclitianos. Considerando esse cenário epistemológico e hermenêutico, além de adotar o reordenamento dos fragmentos efetuado por Charles H. Kahn em detrimento ao de Diels, o presente artigo examina o esforço contemporâneo que busca alcançar nos registros de Éfeso os indícios da antropologia filosófica.

  8. Plato: from Socrates to Pre-Socratics?

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    YU. SHICHALIN

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The traditional view on the chronology of the Corpus Platonicum (CP texts turns out to be anachronistic from several, especially formal and historical, points of view. From the formal point of view all the CP texts can be divided into speeches, framed dialogues and dialogues in dramatic form; there are serious reasons for correlating these groups of dialogues with different chronological periods. Historically, to view Plato’s works as modern philosophical and scholarly literature is incorrect; instead, it would seem expedient to correlate the three groups of dialogues mentioned with their changing audiences for which Plato wrote before the establishment of the Academy, during the first stage of its existence (before the second trip to Sicily and in the later period. The evolution of Plato’s philosophy is to be correlated with the evolution of the school created by him. Lack of attention to these methods can lead to incorrect assumptions concerning Plato’s evolution which found their way, among others, into the book “Plato and the Post-Socratic Dialogue” by Prof. Ch. Kahn where he speaks of a transition from Socratic to Pre-Socratic problems in Plato’s works; the book is critically examined by the author of the present article.

  9. The role of the Wnt signaling pathway in cancer stem cells: prospects for drug development

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    Kim YM

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Yong-Mi Kim,1 Michael Kahn2,3 1Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics and Pathology, 2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, 3Norris Comprehensive Cancer Research Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA Abstract: Cancer stem cells (CSCs, also known as tumor initiating cells are now considered to be the root cause of most if not all cancers, evading treatment and giving rise to disease relapse. They have become a central focus in new drug development. Prospective identification, understanding the key pathways that maintain CSCs, and being able to target CSCs, particularly if the normal stem cell population could be spared, could offer an incredible therapeutic advantage. The Wnt signaling cascade is critically important in stem cell biology, both in homeostatic maintenance of tissues and organs through their respective somatic stem cells and in the CSC/tumor initiating cell population. Aberrant Wnt signaling is associated with a wide array of tumor types. Therefore, the ability to safely target the Wnt signaling pathway offers enormous promise to target CSCs. However, just like the sword of Damocles, significant risks and concerns regarding targeting such a critical pathway in normal stem cell maintenance and tissue homeostasis remain ever present. With this in mind, we review recent efforts in modulating the Wnt signaling cascade and critically analyze therapeutic approaches at various stages of development. Keywords: beta-catenin, CBP, p300, wnt inhibition

  10. Complications of NewColorIris implantation in phakic eyes: a review

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Shameema Sikder1, Scott W Davis2, Huck Holz3, Majid Moshirfar41The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA; 2Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA; 3Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Santa Clara, CA, USA; 4The John A Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USAPurpose: To provide a literature review of implant related complications from bilateral NewColorIris implantation (Kahn Medical Devices, Panama City, Panama.Methods: A PubMed search of peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals for complications related to NewColorIris implants was performed.Results: Including a recent case published by the authors, a total of nine patients (18 eyes with management of complications such as endothelial cell loss, elevated intraocular pressure (IOP, corneal edema, anterior chamber inflammation, decreased visual acuity, and cataract formation were reviewed.Conclusions: Sight-threatening complications including corneal decompensation, IOP elevation, uveitis, and hyphema have been described after NewColorIris implantation.Keywords: intraocular pressure, footplates, elevated IOP

  11. O enigma do acontecimento

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    André Levy

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Acontecimento e mudança, duas noções interligadas, que remetem a umenigma: como é que, da continuidade, pode nascer a descontinuidade?A esta questão, a análise do acontecimento - aquilo que de repenteirrompe na vida de um grupo ou de um indivíduo, provocando surpresae confusão - traz certa luz. Evocamos três exemplos de amplidão e denatureza diversas: o chamado caso DSK (Dominique Strauss-Kahn, umadescoberta reveladora das tensões em uma equipe de cuidados e a criaçãodo Estado de Israel, vivida de maneira contraditória pelos palestinos epelos israelenses. Estes três acontecimentos só fazem sentido e se tornamfonte de mudanças, quando suas repercussões psicológicas e sociais sãoobjeto de trabalho de elaboração por parte das pessoas envolvidas.

  12. Simultaneous adaptation to non-collinear retinal motion and smooth pursuit eye movement.

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    Davies, J Rhys; Freeman, Tom C A

    2011-07-15

    Simultaneously adapting to retinal motion and non-collinear pursuit eye movement produces a motion aftereffect (MAE) that moves in a different direction to either of the individual adapting motions. Mack, Hill and Kahn (1989, Perception, 18, 649-655) suggested that the MAE was determined by the perceived motion experienced during adaptation. We tested the perceived-motion hypothesis by having observers report perceived direction during simultaneous adaptation. For both central and peripheral retinal motion adaptation, perceived direction did not predict the direction of subsequent MAE. To explain the findings we propose that the MAE is based on the vector sum of two components, one corresponding to a retinal MAE opposite to the adapting retinal motion and the other corresponding to an extra-retina MAE opposite to the eye movement. A vector model of this component hypothesis showed that the MAE directions reported in our experiments were the result of an extra-retinal component that was substantially larger in magnitude than the retinal component when the adapting retinal motion was positioned centrally. However, when retinal adaptation was peripheral, the model suggested the magnitude of the components should be about the same. These predictions were tested in a final experiment that used a magnitude estimation technique. Contrary to the predictions, the results showed no interaction between type of adaptation (retinal or pursuit) and the location of adapting retinal motion. Possible reasons for the failure of component hypothesis to fully explain the data are discussed. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. The Gender Pay Gap Shrinks, But Why So Slowly?

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    Khoreva, Violetta

    2008-01-01

    En çok araştırılmış konuları işyerinde cinsiyet farklılıkları ile ilgili (Blau ve Kahn, 2007) yarattığı durumdur. Eğitim sonrası çalışma araştırılmıştır erkeklerin çoğu kadınların önemli ödemek farklılıklar deneyim karşılaştırma ile. Cinsiyet ödemek açığı gerçektir. Bu yazının amacı, ne ölçüde cinsiyet ödemek farkı var ortaya koymak için ve cinsiyet farkı ödemek nedenlerini analiz etmek için öneriler geliştirmektir. Bu kavramsal kağıt insan sermayesi teorik model, kontenjan teori, çeşitli top...

  14. Identifying 21st Century STEM Competencies Using Workplace Data

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    Jang, Hyewon

    2016-04-01

    Gaps between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and required workplace skills have been identified in industry, academia, and government. Educators acknowledge the need to reform STEM education to better prepare students for their future careers. We pursue this growing interest in the skills needed for STEM disciplines and ask whether frameworks for 21st century skills and engineering education cover all of important STEM competencies. In this study, we identify important STEM competencies and evaluate the relevance of current frameworks applied in education using the standardized job-specific database operated and maintained by the US Department of Labor. Our analysis of the importance of 109 skills, types of knowledge and work activities, revealed 18 skills, seven categories of knowledge, and 27 work activities important for STEM workers. We investigate the perspectives of STEM and non-STEM job incumbents, comparing the importance of each skill, knowledge, and work activity for the two groups. We aimed to condense dimensions of the 52 key areas by categorizing them according to the Katz and Kahn (1978) framework and testing for inter-rater reliability. Our findings show frameworks for 21st century skills and engineering education do not encompass all important STEM competencies. Implications for STEM education programs are discussed, including how they can bridge gaps between education and important workplace competencies.

  15. A Brief History of the Lecture: A Multi-Media Analysis

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    Norm Friesen

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The lecture has been much maligned as a pedagogical form. It has been denigrated as a «hot ‎medium» that has long been «superseded» by the cooler dialogical and televisual forms. Yet the lecture ‎persists and even flourishes today in the form of the podcast, the TED Talk, Kahn Academy and the «smart» ‎lecture hall (outfitted with audio, video and student feedback technologies. This persistence ‎should lead us to re-evaluate both the lecture and the role of the media that have been related to it over time. This paper examines the lecture as a site of intersecting media, as «a site where differences between media are negotiated» as these media ‎evolve (Franzel 2010. This study shows the lecture as bridging oral ‎communication with writing and newer media technologies, rather than as being superseded ‎by newer electronic and digital forms. The result is a remarkably adaptable and robust form ‎that combines textual record and ephemeral event. It is that is capable of addressing a range of ‎different demands and circumstances, both in terms of classroom pragmatics and more abstractly, of the circulation of knowledge itself. The Web, which ‎brings multiple media together with new and established forms and genres, presents fertile ‎grounds for the continuation and revitalization of the lecture as a dominant pedagogical form.

  16. The two phases of regulated exocytosis in permeabilized pancreatic acini are modulated differently by heterotrimeric G-proteins.

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    Padfield, P J; Panesar, N

    1998-04-17

    In this study we examined the influence on AlF4- and GTP gamma S on amylase secretion from alpha toxin permeabilized pancreatic acini. AlF4- only activates heterotrimeric G-proteins, whereas GTP gamma S activates both small ras-like GTP-binding proteins and heterotrimeric G-proteins (Kahn, R. A., J. Biol. Chem., 266, 15595-15597, 1991). GTP gamma S, but not AlF4-, significantly stimulated Ca2(+)-independent amylase secretion, suggesting that a small GTP-binding protein controls regulated exocytosis distal to the site of action of Ca2+. In contrast, both AlF4- and GTP gamma S modulated Ca(2+)-dependent amylase secretion. AlF4- and GTP gamma S stimulated the initial rapid, ATP-independent, phase of Ca(2+)-dependent secretion but inhibited the second slower sustained, ATP-dependent, phase of release. There were significant differences in the GTP gamma S requirements for the stimulation and inhibition of Ca(2+)-dependent amylase secretion, consistent with GTP gamma S activating separate heterotrimeric G-proteins to modulate each phase of the Ca(2+)-dependent secretory response. Our studies also indicated that neither G-protein is a member of the Gi/o class of heterotrimeric G-proteins.

  17. A Survey of Complex Object Technologies for Digital Libraries

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    Nelson, Michael L.; Argue, Brad; Efron, Miles; Denn, Sheila; Pattuelli, Maria Cristina

    2001-01-01

    Many early web-based digital libraries (DLs) had implicit assumptions reflected in their architecture that the unit of focus in the DL (frequently "reports" or "e-prints") would only be manifested in a single, or at most a few, common file formats such as PDF or PostScript. DLs have now matured to the point where their contents are commonly no longer simple files. Complex objects in DLs have emerged from in response to various requirements, including: simple aggregation of formats and supporting files, bundling additional information to aid digital preservation, creating opaque digital objects for e-commerce applications, and the incorporation of dynamic services with the traditional data files. We examine a representative (but not necessarily exhaustive) number of current and recent historical web-based complex object technologies and projects that are applicable to DLs: Aurora, Buckets, ComMentor, Cryptolopes, Digibox, Document Management Alliance, FEDORA, Kahn-Wilensky Framework Digital Objects, Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard, Multivalent Documents, Open eBooks, VERS Encapsulated Objects, and the Warwick Framework.

  18. Role conflict, role ambiguity and job satisfaction: Perceptions of the Brazilian controllers

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    Marilu Nuñez Palomino

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT From early times to the present, accounting literature has recorded several situations involving role conflict and ambiguity that cause tension among controllers. The theoretical framework was comprised of the seminal work on Role Theory by Katz and Kahn (1970, and empirical evidence regarding the evolution of the role of controllers in the enterprises. In this study, we used the structural equations technique, which allowed for non-rejection of the two study hypotheses, thus providing evidence that role conflict and ambiguity adversely affect job satisfaction among Brazilian controllers. The sample was comprised of 114 controllers. An electronic questionnaire was used to collect the data, allowing information about the respondents to be captured, along with their perceptions regarding levels of role conflict and ambiguity and job satisfaction. For this, the tools developed by Rizzo, House, and Lirtzman (1970 were used, as well as the Job Satisfaction Index presented by Tarrant and Sabo (2010. The results indicated that Brazilian controllers perceive role conflict and role ambiguity while they perform their duties. Job satisfaction of the controllers isaffected more strongly by role ambiguity than by role conflict. However, despite perceiving these two tensions, executives are moderately satisfied with their current working conditions.

  19. The meaning of humanized nursing care for those participating in it: Importance of efforts of nurses and healthcare institutions.

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    Beltrán Salazar, Oscar Alberto

    2016-04-01

    This study sought to understand this study sought to understand the meaning of the experience of humanized nursing care from the perspective of patients, relatives, and nurses. This was an interpretative phenomenological study that included 16 adult participants and which was based on in-depth interviews to gather the information and on the procedures proposed by Cohen, Kahn, and Steeves to analyze the information. Efforts by healthcare institutions and nurses are key elements to advance from impersonal care toward humanized care because these will permit revising and eliminating the barriers present in the current exercise of caring. The results highlight the importance of the effort for humanized behavior from nurses, given that because they are human beings their behavior in the relationship with patients is not always have that connotation. Humanized care is not only supported on the human condition of nurses or on the institutional intentions, but on attitudes and on a disposition focused on the patient's wellbeing. Additionally, tensions in nursing care are solved through humanizing efforts.

  20. Bill of modernization and development of electricity public service; Projet de loi de modernisation et de developpement du service public de l'electricite

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    Strauss-Kahn, Dominique; Pierret, Christian [Ministry of Economy, Finances and Industry, French Government, Paris (France)

    1999-02-16

    The bill presented to the National Assembly on behalf of the French Government by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Minister of Economy, Finances and Industry and Pierret, Christian, Secretary of State for Industry, has as objective the modernization and development of the electricity public service by transposing at the same time within the French legislation the Directive concerning the common rules for domestic electricity market, adopted by the Council of Ministers of European Union and Parliament on 19 December 1996. Throughout the bill the government hoped to take into account the country's aspirations for social cohesion, industrial progress, long term and balanced territory planning. This document expresses also the Government's intent to conjugate reinforcement of the electricity public service with introduction of competition elements which will boost the France's competitiveness to the benefit of employment. Therefore, the new organization will endorse both the achievement of the public service's missions and the progressive opening of the market within the limits and according to the pace authorized by the directive. Thus, the bill aims at providing the country with a law that modernizes and reinforces the electricity public service and at the same time enrolls itself within the continual series of great laws on electricity, among which that of nationalization of 8 april 1946. Thus, the formidable achievements of the last half of century industrial development in the field of electricity will be reinforced by this law in which a prominent role is assigned to EDF.

  1. Using Research-Based Interactive Video Vignettes to Enhance Out-of-Class Learning in Introductory Physics

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    Laws, Priscilla W.; Willis, Maxine C.; Jackson, David P.; Koenig, Kathleen; Teese, Robert

    2015-02-01

    Ever since the first generalized computer-assisted instruction system (PLATO1) was introduced over 50 years ago, educators have been adding computer-based materials to their classes. Today many textbooks have complete online versions that include video lectures and other supplements. In the past 25 years the web has fueled an explosion of online homework and course management systems, both as blended learning and online courses. Meanwhile, introductory physics instructors have been implementing new approaches to teaching based on the outcomes of Physics Education Research (PER). A common theme of PER-based instruction has been the use of active-learning strategies designed to help students overcome alternative conceptions that they often bring to the study of physics.2 Unfortunately, while classrooms have become more active, online learning typically relies on passive lecture videos or Kahn-style3 tablet drawings. To bring active learning online, the LivePhoto Physics Group has been developing Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs) that add interactivity and PER-based elements to short presentations. These vignettes incorporate web-based video activities that contain interactive elements and typically require students to make predictions and analyze real-world phenomena.

  2. Comparative Study of Two Multilevel Converters for Envelope Amplifier

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    Miroslav Vasić

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Modern transmitters usually have to amplify and transmit signals with simultaneous envelope and phase modulation. Due to this property of the transmitted signal, linear power amplifiers (class A, B or AB are usually used as a solution for the power amplifier stage. These amplifiers have high linearity, but suffer from low efficiency when the transmitted signal has low peak-to-average power ratio. The Kahn envelope elimination and restoration (EER technique is used to enhance efficiency of RF transmitters, by combining highly efficient,nonlinear RF amplifier (class D or E with a highly efficient envelope amplifier in order to obtain linear and highly efficientRF amplifier. This paper compares two solutions for the envelope amplifier based on a combination of multilevel converter and linear regulator. The solutions are compared regarding their efficiency, size and weight. Both solutions can reproduce any signal with maximal spectral component of 2 MHz and give instantaneous maximal power of 50 W. The efficiency measurements show that when the signals with low average value are transmitted, the implemented prototypes have up to 20% higher efficiency than linear regulator that is used as a conventional solution.

  3. Et l'Homme dans tout ça ? plaidoyer pour un humanisme moderne

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    Kahn, Axel

    2000-01-01

    "D'abord ne pas nuire" : les hommes de science auraient-ils oublié cette sentence d'Hippocrate? Si les dernières découvertes scientifiques inspirent les plus grandes espérances, elles réveillent aussi d'anciennes peurs. La thérapie génique, la carte du génome, les xénogreffes représentent des avancées indéniables pour le bien-être de l'individu. Mais qu'en est-il des effets de ces pratiques sur les relations humaines ? L'" enfant à la carte", le brevetage des gènes, l'idéologie de "l'amélioration" dessinent l'autre visage de ce progrès trop souvent gangrené par la logique marchande. Face à ces menaces, Axel Kahn rappelle le chercheur, l'homme politique et le citoyen à leurs devoirs de conscience. Il donne à chacun les moyens d'intervenir dans le débat et de peser sur des décisions qui nous concernent tous.

  4. Combating Ageism: How Successful Is Successful Aging?

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    Calasanti, Toni

    2016-12-01

    To explore the extent to which the successful aging discourse has accomplished Rowe and Kahn's (1998) goal of combating ageism by (a) eradicating the narrative of decline and burden, and highlighting the positive aspects of aging; and (b) emphasizing individuals' ability to age successfully. To investigate this, I first situate ageism in a framework of age relations. Using a qualitative approach, I analyze data generated from semistructured, in-depth interviews conducted among a diverse sample of 19 middle-aged men and women. Respondents were asked about what successful aging means to them, as well as their perceptions of their own aging, and old age. Respondents are familiar with the notion of successful aging, and they believe that they can and should achieve this. However, rather than easing ageism, they experience the mandate to age successfully as a source of tension as they simultaneously realize that it is outside their control. They express continued fears of aging; and they implicitly blame themselves or others who fail to age successfully. Their comments suggest that, rather than supplanting the discourse of decline, the successful aging narrative coexists with it. By not challenging the age relations that denigrate differences, the successful aging framework does not eliminate ageism and might even increase it. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Gerontological Society of America 2015.

  5. Déchirer la fiction. Le livre d’artiste pour apprendre à lire la photographie

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    Leszek Brogowski

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    Abstract (E: The first part of the article analyses the use of photography, particularly in artists’ books, during the 1960s and 1970s. The aim is to show how artists of this period employed the photographic document in opposition to the documentary aesthetics of photojournalism, and to study the attention those artists paid to amateur photography. The second part analyses the work of three contemporary artists (Mathieu Tremblin, Jean-Baptiste Ganne, Hubert Renard in the light of the accomplishments of the 1960s and 1970s. In order to define the document and distinguish it from fiction it seems to be necessary to come back to the very concepts that form the basis of the cognitive process in human sciences. That’s the price artistes have to pay when they refer nowadays to the photographic document of the 1960s and 1970s.

     

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  6. Management of pediatric tonsillectomy pain: a review of the literature

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    Full Text Available Jennifer Hansen, Ravi D Shah, Hubert A Benzon Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA Abstract: Tonsillectomy is associated with significant pain and postoperative pain control is often unsatisfactory. We discuss the various strategies that have been investigated to control pain following tonsillectomy. Codeine is a weak analgesic frequently used in children for the treatment of mild-to-moderate pain, however, due to adverse events related to its metabolism, it has been contraindicated for postoperative pain in children since 2013. Intravenous morphine is frequently used for moderate-to-severe pain in children, however, its active metabolite can lead to respiratory depressant and other undesirable side effects. Hydromorphone is a commonly used alternative that has been studied infrequently. Alternatives to narcotic pain strategies have also been studied. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs are effective as analgesics, yet many practitioners avoid their use given the concern for postoperative bleeding. Intraoperative acetaminophen has been shown to improve postoperative pain and decrease recovery room time. Dexamethasone has been shown to improve postoperative pain, vomiting, and decrease airway swelling, and seems to be effective for use during tonsillectomy surgery. Ketamine has been shown to decrease analgesic requirements without adverse affects of hallucinations. Direct injection of local anesthetic into the tonsillar bed has been shown to be effective in improving pain control, however, there is concern that local anesthetic could be erroneously injected into the carotid artery and lead to devastating consequences. Optimal pain control regimens following pediatric tonsillectomy continue to be a challenge for both anesthesiologists and otorhinolaryngologists. Opioids are the most commonly used but are

  7. Bringing Home a Piece of Mars from the Utah Desert: A Canadian Robotic Deployment in Support of Mars Sample Return

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    Haltigin, T.; Hipkin, V.; Picard, M.

    2016-12-01

    Mars Sample Return (MSR) remains one of the highest priorities of the international planetary science community. While the overall mission architecture required for MSR is relatively well defined, there remain a number of open questions regarding its implementation. In preparing for an eventual MSR campaign, simulating portions of the sample collection mission can provide important insight to address existing knowledge gaps. In 2015 and 2016, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) led robotic deployments to address a variety of technical, scientific, operational, and educational objectives. Here we report on the results. The deployments were conducted at a field site near Hanskville, UT, USA, chosen to satisfy scientific, technical, and logistical considerations. The geology of the region is dominated by Jurassic-aged sandstones and mudstones, indicative of an ancient sedimentary environment. Moreover, a series of linear topographically inverted features are present, similar to morphologies observed in particular Martian landscapes. On both Earth and Mars, these features are interpreted as lithified and exhumed river channels. A science operations center was established in London, ON, Canada, at Western University. Here, a science team of > 30 students and professionals - unaware of the rover's actual location - were responsible for generating daily science plans, requesting observations, and interpreting downloaded data, all while respecting Mars-realistic flight rules and constraints for power, scheduling, and data. Rover commanding was performed by an engineering team at CSA headquarters in St. Hubert, QC, Canada, while a small out-of-simulation field team was present on-site to ensure safe operations of the rover and to provide data transfers. Between the 2015 and 2016 campaigns, nearly five weeks of operations were conducted. The team successfully collected scientifically-selected samples to address the group objectives, and the rover demonstrated system integration

  8. Relationships between components of emotional intelligence and physical pain in alcohol-dependent patients

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    Full Text Available Maciej Kopera,1 Kirk J Brower,2 Hubert Suszek,3 Andrzej Jakubczyk,1 Sylwia Fudalej,1 Aleksandra Krasowska,1 Anna Klimkiewicz,1 Marcin Wojnar1,2 1Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; 2Department of Psychiatry, Addiction Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 3Department of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland Purpose: Chronic pain is a significant comorbidity in individuals with alcohol dependence (AD. Emotional processing deficits are a substantial component of both AD and chronic pain. The aim of this study was to analyze the interrelations between components of emotional intelligence and self-reported pain severity in AD patients. Patients and methods: A sample of 103 participants was recruited from an alcohol treatment center in Warsaw, Poland. Information concerning pain level in the last 4 weeks, demographics, severity of current anxiety and depressive symptoms, as well as neuroticism was obtained. The study sample was divided into “mild or no pain” and “moderate or greater pain” groups. Results: In the logistic regression model, across a set of sociodemographic, psychological, and clinical factors, higher emotion regulation and higher education predicted lower severity, whereas increased levels of anxiety predicted higher severity of self-reported pain during the previous 4 weeks. When the mediation models looking at the association between current severity of anxiety and depressive symptoms and pain severity with the mediating role of emotion regulation were tested, emotion regulation appeared to fully mediate the relationship between depression severity and pain, and partially the relationship between anxiety severity and pain. Conclusion: The current findings extend previous results indicating that emotion regulation deficits are related to self-reported pain in AD subjects. Comprehensive strategies focusing on the improvement of mood regulation skills might be

  9. «Quotation and Literary Echo as Structural Principles in Gabriele Wohmann's Frühherbst in Badenweiler.»

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    Full Text Available In her novel of 1978, Wohmann uses the montage technique—quotations, literary echoes, erudite allusions—of the «classics of modernism» to put the contemporary West German phenomenon of «New Inwardness» in an ironic light. Her protagonist, the composer Hubert Frey, retreats from the stresses of contemporary life to the Black Forest spa of Badenweiler. New Inwardness in him appears allied to New Conservatism which, in reaction to the New Left of the sixties, revives the old German ideal of the «A-Political Man.» Echoing a work of restaurative mentality, Stifter's Nachsommer , Frey's Frühherbst looks back nostalgically on Goethe's classicist phase. As Goethe put his Storm and Stress behind him, Frey analogously repudiates the turbulent youth of the sixties. He sums up his ethos of withdrawal by quoting a passage from one of Goethe's letters. He quotes inaccurately and his self-identification with Goethe rests on shaky foundations. By revealing her protagonist's erudition as faulty and confused, Wohmann unmasks his whole stance as—literally—false. Another of Frey's models, Conrad Aiken, a writer of inwardness and subjectivity, turns out to have been the wrong author for Frey's choice of Badenweiler. The American writer who had actually sojourned there turns out to have been the realist Stephen Crane. Inwardness thus proves literally incorrect and inappropriate to the protagonist's needs. The displacement of the symbolist Aiken by the realist Crane points ahead to the conclusion of the novel. Whereas a World War had been needed to dislodge Thomas Mann's Hans Castorp from his retreat, a mere mouse, invading Frey's hotel room, serves the analogous function in Wohmann's novel. Literary echo, a structural device, functions thematically as both the symptom and the cure of her protagonist's passing relapse into German inwardness.

  10. Керамика «типа Кукутень С» в керамических ансамблях культурного комплекса Кукутень-Триполье (Постановка проблемы и краткая историография / The Cucuteni C pottery in the Cucuteni-Trypillia cultural complex (Formulation of the problem and a brief historiography

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    Natalia Burdo

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    Full Text Available The “Cucuteni C pottery” is a special term for a kind of Cucuteni pottery, injected by Hubert Schmidt. The earliest samples of this pottery are dated by the B1 stage. According to T. Movsha, this kind of pottery appeared at Cucuteni-Trypillia sites under the infl uence of Serednii Stig Culture. Another question is whether these contacts were important for developing of this kind of pottery, especially for the Trypillia B1 - Cucuteni A stages. Samples of Serednyi Stig Culture from Cucuteni-Trypillia sites are innumerous. These sites are distributed on large area, but mainly in the western rather than eastern part, close to the Serednii Stig Culture area. For Trypillia B1-B2 - Cucuteni A-B stages the most of fi nds come from sites of the Soloncheny local group. At the Soloncheny and Myropillia sites this pottery is most similar to Steppe samples in terms of technology, stylistics and, partly, forms of pots. Some of samples may have been really imported of produced by the bearers of Serednii Stig Culture. But the appearing of Cucucteni C pottery at this time did not change the original Trypillia-Cucuteni traditions and the Serednii Stig Culture infl uence was limited. The use of cord decorations from BII stage may have been connected with the infl uence of Chernavoda I Culture. On the other hand, the Cucuteni C pottery was the main common feature of pottery assemblages at whole area inhabited by the Cucuteni-Trypillia people. The most realistic point of view is that the spreading of Cucuteni C pottery reflected more tribal than intercultural relations.

  11. O Teatro Moderno e Suas Relações com o Teatro Clássico

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    Maria do Carmo Faustino Borges

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo constitui-se de uma pesquisa bibliográfica, com a apresentação de um panorama resumido da história do teatro, desde Aristóteles até a pós-modernidade, com o teatro do absurdo. O objetivo maior, a partir do quadro geral, é o de atentar para as características que se mantiveram (tradição e o que foi alterado (rupturas na sua estruturação textual, na linguagem, na temática e nas representações, conforme as transformações do homem e da sociedade. O corpus deste trabalho, baseado em teóricos e dramaturgos como Aristóteles, Brandão, Nuñez e Pereira, Roubine, Victor Hugo, Hubert, Esslin, Junqueira, Lopes e outros, elucida uma ideia abrangente sobre a arte teatral e percorre as várias tentativas de ruptura e quebra com a tradição, o que, na realidade, estabelece a história do teatro como elemento de transmissão e identificação das culturas que mais fizeram uso de seus artifícios na expressão de seus anseios de liberdade no mundo. A história do teatro e a literária mostram como seus propósitos pouco mudaram e que as grandes mudanças estão, na verdade, nos valores e no comportamento humano diante das novas realidades política, social e cultural. Concluímos que a tradição é a fonte, é o parâmetro sobre o qual foi construída a arte do presente, inclusive o teatro moderno.

  12. Energetic use of renewable fuels. Logistics of energy carrier supply, technologies of usage, boundary conditions for economically efficient use of biomass. Proceedings; Energetische Nutzung nachwachsender Rohstoffe. Logistik der Energietraegerbereitstellung, Technologien der Energietraegernutzung, Rahmenbedinungen fuer den wirtschaftlichen Einsatz von Biomasse. Vortraege

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    Within the workshop of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA (Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany) at 6th October, 2009, in Stuttgart the following lectures were held: (1) State of the art and perspectives of the utilization of renewable raw materials in Germany (Helmut Lamp); (2) The Act on Power Generation from Renewable Energy Sources (EEWaermeG) and the German Energy Saving Ordinance (ENEV) (Martin Maslaton); (3) Biomass: Procurement and logistics in Europe (Hubert Roeder); (4) Obstacles with the mobilization of wood from the private forest (Frank Setzer); (5) Environmental effects of the production of field wood - Evaluation of long-term investigations (Volkhard Scholz, Juergen Kern, Antje Balasus); (6) Potentials of biomass and renewable raw materials in Hungary (Istvan Hagen, Andrea Hangosi, Zsolt Tegla); (7) Regional energy concepts for the extension of biomass utilization using the bio energy region ''Saxonian Switzerland - Eastern Erzgebirge'' as an example'' (Burkhard Zschau); (8) Biomass - wooden ash circular process at Baden Wuerttemberg as an example (Klaus von Wilpert); (9) Launching of a bio ampere technology of wood gasification (Dietmar Bendix, Rolf Noppen); (10) Wood gas power plant Senden - transformation - optimization - technology (Matthias Vitek); (11) A general view of heating installations with wood fuels with a performance of up to 70 kW and additional components for the energetic and emission technical optimization (Wilfried Linke); (12) Financial incentives for the innovative reduction of dust emissions for biomass furnaces according to the 1st German Federal Immission Control Act (Andrej Stanev); (13) Alternative fuels in heat generation plants up to 1 MW (Thomas Hening); (14) Industrial-scale pellet systems in Germany (Stefan Weiner); (15) Supercritical reformation of energy sources to syngas (Yevgeny Makhynya, Stefan Peil, Dieter Bathen); (16) The GoBiGas (Gothenburg

  13. Ivan Zajc's Bulgarian Songs

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    Stefanka Georgieva

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available On the basis of newly discovered historiographic documents, this study traces the »biography« of Ivan Zajc’s Bulgarian songs. It specifies some disputed details with regard to the numbering and structure of two vocal cycles; it submits a transcript of a music sheet of the song Robstvo (The Yoke, op. 843a and the original of an unknown composition Majko kleta (Poor Mother on the verses of the Bulgarian poet Ivan Vazov which has not been registered by Hubert Pettan in Zajc’s catalogue of works. This exploration, together with the historiographic focus, highlights the connection of these opuses with the Bulgarian poetry which gained wide popularity through the anthology Bulgarian Songs by August Harambašić. Indeed, some details which Zajc indicated on the title pages of his scores, lead to this assumption. At the same time, the spread of the songs in Bulgaria indicates the connection of the Croatian composer with Bulgarian musicians, choral societies, schools etc., as a result of which in the first decade of the 20th century Zagreb’s Hrvatski glazbeni zavod became an attractive educational centre for many young Bulgarian people. Ivan Zajc’s Bulgarian Songs have not only enriched the artistic repertoire of Bulgarian choral societies. They outline one of the lines of active multicultural transfer between Bulgaria and Croatia on the border between the last decades of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. The melodies of his marches, creating the spirit of the struggles for national liberation of Bulgarian nation, have become part of the newly created national musical culture and have been often accepted as Bulgarian in their origin.

  14. People--things and data--ideas: bipolar dimensions?

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    Tay, Louis; Su, Rong; Rounds, James

    2011-07-01

    We examined a longstanding assumption in vocational psychology that people-things and data-ideas are bipolar dimensions. Two minimal criteria for bipolarity were proposed and examined across 3 studies: (a) The correlation between opposite interest types should be negative; (b) after correcting for systematic responding, the correlation should be greater than -.40. In Study 1, a meta-analysis using 26 interest inventories with a sample size of 1,008,253 participants showed that meta-analytic correlations between opposite RIASEC (realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, conventional) types ranged from -.03 to .18 (corrected meta-analytic correlations ranged from -.23 to -.06). In Study 2, structural equation models (SEMs) were fit to the Interest Finder (IF; Wall, Wise, & Baker, 1996) and the Interest Profiler (IP; Rounds, Smith, Hubert, Lewis, & Rivkin, 1999) with sample sizes of 13,939 and 1,061, respectively. The correlations of opposite RIASEC types were positive, ranging from .17 to .53. No corrected correlation met the criterion of -.40 except for investigative-enterprising (r = -.67). Nevertheless, a direct estimate of the correlation between data-ideas end poles using targeted factor rotation did not reveal bipolarity. Furthermore, bipolar SEMs fit substantially worse than a multiple-factor representation of vocational interests. In Study 3, a two-way clustering solution on IF and IP respondents and items revealed a substantial number of individuals with interests in both people and things. We discuss key theoretical, methodological, and practical implications such as the structure of vocational interests, interpretation and scoring of interest measures for career counseling, and expert RIASEC ratings of occupations.

  15. Modeling and Parameter Estimation of Spacecraft Fuel Slosh with Diaphragms Using Pendulum Analogs

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    Chatman, Yadira; Gangadharan, Sathya; Schlee, Keith; Ristow, James; Suderman, James; Walker, Charles; Hubert, Carl

    2007-01-01

    Prediction and control of liquid slosh in moving containers is an important consideration in the design of spacecraft and launch vehicle control systems. Even with modern computing systems, CFD type simulations are not fast enough to allow for large scale Monte Carlo analyses of spacecraft and launch vehicle dynamic behavior with slosh included. It is still desirable to use some type of simplified mechanical analog for the slosh to shorten computation time. Analytic determination of the slosh analog parameters has met with mixed success and is made even more difficult by the introduction of propellant management devices such as elastomeric diaphragms. By subjecting full-sized fuel tanks with actual flight fuel loads to motion similar to that experienced in flight and measuring the forces experienced by the tanks, these parameters can be determined experimentally. Currently, the identification of the model parameters is a laborious trial-and-error process in which the hand-derived equations of motion for the mechanical analog are evaluated and their results compared with the experimental results. This paper will describe efforts by the university component of a team comprised of NASA's Launch Services Program, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Southwest Research Institute and Hubert Astronautics to improve the accuracy and efficiency of modeling techniques used to predict these types of motions. Of particular interest is the effect of diaphragms and bladders on the slosh dynamics and how best to model these devices. The previous research was an effort to automate the process of slosh model parameter identification using a MATLAB/SimMechanics-based computer simulation. These results are the first step in applying the same computer estimation to a full-size tank and vehicle propulsion system. The introduction of diaphragms to this experimental set-up will aid in a better and more complete prediction of fuel slosh characteristics and behavior. Automating the

  16. Mise au point d' un modele cartographique pour la description des stations forestieres en Ardenne belge

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    Lejeune P.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Development of a cartographic mdel for the forest site types delineation in the Belgian Ardenne. The paper presents an original method dealing with the forest site types delineation. The suggested method consists in integrating a typological key in a GIS aiming at producing a thematic map that describes forest site types. Data used are the soil map of Belgium (digitized at the scale 1:20,000 and a digital elevation model built from a topographic map (scale 1:10,000. The typological key is mainly based on the methodology used by Thill et al. (1988 in the site types system for central Ardenne, the potential vegetation map of Sougnez and Dethioux (1975 and the ecoregion map of Delvaux and Galoux (1962. In that respect, site types are closely linked to the soil map and the phytosociological classification. So, they can be connected to the afforestation guide and different phytosociological and autecological studies concerning forest species. It is then possible to map the potential habitats or the site potentialities related to tree species. The key is valid for the Ardenne ecoregion located in Southern Belgium (elevation higher than 300 m. It has to be validated through an intensive use in the field, taking into account its imprecision linked to the types of collected data, chieffly those being digitized. The integration of such a tool in a SIG can be considered as an original way in terms of integrated forest management or forest sites description in the context of the project ""Natura 2000"" launched by the European Union. The study has been carried out within the framework of an experimental integrated management project concerning the Saint-Hubert forest (17,000 ha.

  17. Christopher Hawkes and the International Summer Courses of Ampurias

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    Margarita Díaz-Andreu

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to provide an initial analysis of the early connections between Christopher Hawkes and Spanish archaeology in the context of his participation in two of the international summer courses in Ampurias in 1947 and 1950. The documentation used for this article comes mainly from the Pericot Archive in the Library of Catalonia, in which there are 43 letters from Hawkes to Pericot between 1940 and 1975. In addition, other correspondence in the British Museum and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be mentioned. This study forms part of a larger project of recovering the memory of twentieth-century British-Spanish relations, of which a first phase has centred on the assessment of Gordon Childe’s contacts with Spain (Díaz-Andreu 1998; forthcoming–a; forthcoming–b. As in Gordon Childe’s case, all memory of Hawkes’ visits, and indeed of his relationships with Spanish archaeologists, has since been lost. Unfortunately, this situation is not exceptional: most of the links between Spanish archaeologists and British and American archaeologists in the twenty years around the Spanish Civil War have dropped out of archaeological memory. To the names mentioned in a recent seminar (Gordon Childe, Edward Thurlow Leeds, Eoin MacWhite, Hubert Savory (Armada Pita 2006, many others could be added. As this article will show, however, there were many contacts and these help to explain some developments in the archaeological thinking and practice of the participants involved in these exchanges, as well as some events in the international organisation of archaeology.

  18. Clinical course and outcome of patients with high-level microsatellite instability cancers in a real-life setting: a retrospective analysis

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    Full Text Available Naama Halpern,1 Yael Goldberg,2 Luna Kadouri,2 Morasha Duvdevani,2 Tamar Hamburger,2 Tamar Peretz,2 Ayala Hubert2 1Institute of Oncology, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel; 2Sharett Institute of Oncology, Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Background: The prognostic and predictive significance of the high-level microsatellite instability (MSI-H phenotype in various malignancies is unclear. We describe the characteristics, clinical course, and outcomes of patients with MSI-H malignancies treated in a real-life hospital setting.Patients and methods: A retrospective analysis of MSI-H cancer patient files was conducted. We analyzed the genetic data, clinical characteristics, and oncological treatments, including chemotherapy and surgical interventions.Results: Clinical data of 73 MSI-H cancer patients were available. Mean age at diagnosis of first malignancy was 52.3 years. Eight patients (11% had more than four malignancies each. Most patients (76% had colorectal cancer (CRC. Seventeen patients (23% had only extracolonic malignancies. Eighteen women (36% had gynecological malignancy. Nine women (18% had breast cancer. Mean follow-up was 8.5 years. Five-year overall survival and disease-free survival of all MSI-H cancer patients from first malignancy were 86% and 74.6%, respectively. Five-year overall survival rates of stage 2, 3, and 4 MSI-H CRC patients were 89.5%, 58.4%, and 22.9%, respectively.Conclusion: Although the overall prognosis of MSI-H cancer patients is favorable, this advantage may not be maintained in advanced MSI-H CRC patients. Keywords: microsatellite instability, malignancy, treatment, outcome

  19. Respiratory muscle activity and patient–ventilator asynchrony during different settings of noninvasive ventilation in stable hypercapnic COPD: does high inspiratory pressure lead to respiratory muscle unloading?

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    Full Text Available Marieke L Duiverman,1 Anouk S Huberts,2 Leo A van Eykern,3 Gerrie Bladder,1 Peter J Wijkstra1 1Department of Pulmonary Diseases and Home Mechanical Ventilation, University Medical Centre Groningen, 2Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Groningen, 3Inbiolab B.V., Groningen, the Netherlands Introduction: High-intensity noninvasive ventilation (NIV has been shown to improve outcomes in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. However, there is insufficient knowledge about whether with this more controlled ventilatory mode optimal respiratory muscle unloading is provided without an increase in patient–ventilator asynchrony (PVA. Patients and methods: Ten chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients on home mechanical ventilation were included. Four different ventilatory settings were investigated in each patient in random order, each for 15 min, varying the inspiratory positive airway pressure and backup breathing frequency. With surface electromyography (EMG, activities of the intercostal muscles, diaphragm, and scalene muscles were determined. Furthermore, pressure tracings were derived simultaneously in order to assess PVA. Results: Compared to spontaneous breathing, the most pronounced decrease in EMG activity was achieved with the high-pressure settings. Adding a high breathing frequency did reduce EMG activity per breath, while the decrease in EMG activity over 1 min was comparable with the high-pressure, low-frequency setting. With high backup breathing frequencies less breaths were pressure supported (25% vs 97%. PVAs occurred more frequently with the low-frequency settings (P=0.017. Conclusion: High-intensity NIV might provide optimal unloading of respiratory muscles, without undue increases in PVA. Keywords: electromyography, high-intensity NIV, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ineffective efforts

  20. Drilling the North Anatolian Fault

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    Mustafa Aktar

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available An international workshop entitled “GONAF: A deep Geophysical Observatory at the North Anatolian Fault”, was held 23–27 April 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of this workshop was to refine plans for a deep drilling project at the North Anatolian Fault Zone (NAFZ in northwestern Turkey. The current drilling target is located in the Marmara Sea offshore the megacity of Istanbul in the direct vicinity of the main branch of the North Anatolian Fault on the PrinceIslands (Figs. 1 and 2.The NAFZ represents a 1600-km-long plate boundary that slips at an average rate of 20–30 mm·yr-1 (McClusky et al., 2000. It has developed in the framework of the northward moving Arabian plate and the Hellenic subduction zone where the African lithosphere is subducting below the Aegean. Comparison of long-term slip rates with Holocene and GPS-derived slip rates indicate an increasing westwardmovement of the Anatolian plate with respect to stable Eurasia. During the twentieth century, the NAFZ has ruptured over 900 km of its length. A series of large earthquakes starting in 1939 near Erzincan in Eastern Anatolia propagated westward towards the Istanbul-Marmara region in northwestern Turkey that today represents a seismic gap along a ≥100-km-long segment below the Sea of Marmara. This segment did not rupture since 1766 and, if locked, may have accumulated a slip deficit of 4–5 m. It is believed being capable of generating two M≥7.4 earthquakes within the next decades (Hubert-Ferrari et al., 2000; however, it could even rupture in a large single event (Le Pichon et al., 1999.

  1. Psychological distress and coping in military cadre candidates

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Can Nakkas,1 Hubert Annen,1 Serge Brand2,3 1Department of Military Psychology Studies, Military Academy at ETH Zurich, Zurich, 2Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders, 3Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Sport Science Section, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Background: Soldiers must cope with stressors during both military operations and training if they are to accomplish their missions successfully and stay mentally stable. This holds true particularly for military superiors, as they bear greater responsibilities and must meet greater demands during both deployment and training. Accordingly, in the present study, we investigated whether recruits chosen for further promotion at the end of basic training differed with regard to psychological distress and coping strategies from those not chosen for promotion, and whether recruits’ coping styles and distress levels were associated. Methods: A total of 675 Swiss recruits took part in the study. At the beginning of basic training, recruits filled out self-rating questionnaires covering demographic data, psychological distress (depression, somatization, anxiety, interpersonal sensitivity, and hostility, and coping styles. Results were compared between those recruits who received a recommendation for further promotion at the end of basic training and those who did not. Results: Recruits selected for promotion had lower scores for depressive symptoms and hostility, engaged more in active coping, and considered their coping to be more effective. Dysfunctional and functional coping were associated with higher and lower distress levels, respectively. Conclusion: Recruits recommended for promotion exhibited less psychological distress during basic training and exhibited a socially more conducive profile of distress. They also endorsed more efficient and more prosocial coping strategies than those recruits not recommended for

  2. Outliers and Extremes: Dragon-Kings or Dragon-Fools?

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    Schertzer, D. J.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Lovejoy, S.

    2012-12-01

    Geophysics seems full of monsters like Victor Hugo's Court of Miracles and monstrous extremes have been statistically considered as outliers with respect to more normal events. However, a characteristic magnitude separating abnormal events from normal ones would be at odd with the generic scaling behaviour of nonlinear systems, contrary to "fat tailed" probability distributions and self-organized criticality. More precisely, it can be shown [1] how the apparent monsters could be mere manifestations of a singular measure mishandled as a regular measure. Monstrous fluctuations are the rule, not outliers and they are more frequent than usually thought up to the point that (theoretical) statistical moments can easily be infinite. The empirical estimates of the latter are erratic and diverge with sample size. The corresponding physics is that intense small scale events cannot be smoothed out by upscaling. However, based on a few examples, it has also been argued [2] that one should consider "genuine" outliers of fat tailed distributions so monstrous that they can be called "dragon-kings". We critically analyse these arguments, e.g. finite sample size and statistical estimates of the largest events, multifractal phase transition vs. more classical phase transition. We emphasize the fact that dragon-kings are not needed in order that the largest events become predictable. This is rather reminiscent of the Feast of Fools picturesquely described by Victor Hugo. [1] D. Schertzer, I. Tchiguirinskaia, S. Lovejoy et P. Hubert (2010): No monsters, no miracles: in nonlinear sciences hydrology is not an outlier! Hydrological Sciences Journal, 55 (6) 965 - 979. [2] D. Sornette (2009): Dragon-Kings, Black Swans and the Prediction of Crises. International Journal of Terraspace Science and Engineering 1(3), 1-17.

  3. Predicción del bienestar hedónico y eudaimónico en envejecimiento con éxito

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    José M. Tomás

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available El bienestar psicológico es un constructo de la máxima importancia en psicología, siendo el equivalente a la salud en términos médicos. Es un concepto multifacético. Que ha dado lugar a dos tradiciones, la hedónica y la eudaimónica. Por otro lado, un marco teórico útil en el que enmarcar un envejecimiento óptimo es el paradigma del envejecimiento con éxito. Rowe y Kahn (1998 articularon este paradigma proponiendo un modelo con tres características principales: salud física, función cognitiva y estar activo en términos de actividades productivas y relaciones sociales. El objetivo de este trabajo es ofrecer un modelo predictivo del bienestar, tanto hedónico como eudaimónico, empleando para ello el paradigma del envejecimiento con éxito y adicionalmente un componente de espiritualidad. Los resultados más relevantes de este modelo muestran que el apoyo social presentó un impacto relevante y positivo sobre la satisfacción y algo menor sobre el bienestar. La salud física también juega un papel relevante, especialmente al predecir satisfacción. La espiritualidad también tiene un papel protector sobre el bienestar. El porcentaje de varianza explicado de la satisfacción vital fue un 23.3%, y un 10.4% sobre bienestar.

  4. Possible mechanisms of anosognosia of hemiplegia.

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    Heilman, Kenneth M

    2014-12-01

    Unawareness of hemiplegia was first called anosognosia by Babinski one century ago. This paper reviews some of the major theories that may account for this disorder. Weinstein and Kahn posited that anosognosia was a psychological defense mechanism; however, clinical as well as studies using transient hemispheric anesthesia reveal anosognosia for hemiplegia is more commonly associated with right than left hemisphere dysfunction, which is not entirely compatible with this denial hypothesis. Discovery is dependent on sensory feedback. Some patients with anosognosia will recognize their hemiparesis when their paretic hand is placed into ipsilesional hemispace suggesting that de-afferentation and inattention-neglect may be important mechanisms. Some patients with anosognosia have asomatognosia and hence being unaware that their paretic arm belongs to them they do not recognize that they have a deficit. Some patients have phantom movements and some may confabulate because they have a hemispheric disconnection. The feed-forward hypothesis posits that without an attempt to move, there is no expectation of movement and in the absence of arm movement there will be no discord that leads to discovery. Thus, motor neglect may be another cause of anosognosia. A defect in a theoretical comparator where expectations are compared to feedback may also be a cause of anosognosia, but further evidence is needed to support this postulate. Based on the studies of anosognosia for hemiplegia we have reviewed it appears that normal self-awareness depends on several modular systems. Further research of these possible mechanisms is needed to discern their relative importance and treatment. If these mechanisms do not fully account for anosognosia, investigators will need to develop and test new hypotheses. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  5. Ligand design for multidimensional magnetic materials: a metallosupramolecular perspective.

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    Pardo, Emilio; Ruiz-García, Rafael; Cano, Joan; Ottenwaelder, Xavier; Lescouëzec, Rodrigue; Journaux, Yves; Lloret, Francesc; Julve, Miguel

    2008-06-07

    The aim and scope of this review is to show the general validity of the 'complex-as-ligand' approach for the rational design of metallosupramolecular assemblies of increasing structural and magnetic complexity. This is illustrated herein on the basis of our recent studies on oxamato complexes with transition metal ions looking for the limits of the research avenue opened by Kahn's pioneering research twenty years ago. The use as building blocks of mono-, di- and trinuclear metal complexes with a novel family of aromatic polyoxamato ligands allowed us to move further in the coordination chemistry-based approach to high-nuclearity coordination compounds and high-dimensionality coordination polymers. In order to do so, we have taken advantage of the new developments of metallosupramolecular chemistry and in particular, of the molecular-programmed self-assembly methods that exploit the coordination preferences of metal ions and specifically tailored ligands. The judicious choice of the oxamato metal building block (substitution pattern and steric requirements of the bridging ligand, as well as the electronic configuration and magnetic anisotropy of the metal ion) allowed us to control the overall structure and magnetic properties of the final multidimensional nD products (n = 0-3). These species exhibit interesting magnetic properties which are brand-new targets in the field of molecular magnetism, such as single-molecule or single-chain magnets, and the well-known class of molecule-based magnets. This unique family of molecule-based magnetic materials expands on the reported examples of nD species with cyanide and related oxalato and dithiooxalato analogues. Moreover, the development of new oxamato metal building blocks with potential photo or redox activity at the aromatic ligand counterpart will provide us with addressable, multifunctional molecular materials for future applications in molecular electronics and nanotechnology.

  6. Dietary sugar and body weight: have we reached a crisis in the epidemic of obesity and diabetes?: health be damned! Pour on the sugar.

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    Bray, George A; Popkin, Barry M

    2014-04-01

    Sugar-sweetened drinks have been associated with several health problems. In the point narrative as presented below, we provide our opinion and review of the data to date that we need to reconsider consumption of dietary sugar based on the growing concern of obesity and type 2 diabetes. In the counterpoint narrative following our contribution, Drs. Kahn and Sievenpiper provide a defense and suggest that dietary sugar is not the culprit. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and U.S. Department of Agriculture dietary surveys along with commercial Homescan data on household purchases were used to understand changes in sugar and fructose consumption. Meta-analyses and randomized clinical trials were used to evaluate outcomes of beverage and fructose intake. About 75% of all foods and beverages contain added sugar in a large array of forms. Consumption of soft drinks has increased fivefold since 1950. Meta-analyses suggest that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is related to the risk of diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. Drinking two 16-ounce SSBs per day for 6 months induced features of the metabolic syndrome and fatty liver. Randomized controlled trials in children and adults lasting 6 months to 2 years have shown that lowering the intake of soft drinks reduced weight gain. Recent studies suggest a gene-SSB potential relationship. Consumption of calorie-sweetened beverages has continued to increase and plays a role in the epidemic of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and fatty liver disease. Reducing intake of soft drinks is associated with less weight gain.

  7. Combining laboratory data sets from multiple institutions using the logical observation identifier names and codes (LOINC).

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    Baorto, D M; Cimino, J J; Parvin, C A; Kahn, M G

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    A standard set of names and codes for laboratory test results is critical for any endeavor requiring automated data pooling, including multi-institutional research and cross-facility patient care. This need has led to the development of the logical observation identifier names and codes (LOINC) database and its test-naming convention. This study is an expansion of a pilot study using LOINC to exchange laboratory data between Columbia University Medical Center in New York and Barnes Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, where we described complexities and ambiguities that arose in the LOINC coding process (D.M. Baorto, J.J. Cimino, C.A. Parvin, M.G. Kahn, Proc. Am. Med. Inf. Assoc. 1997). For the present study, we required the same two medical centers to again extract raw laboratory data from their local information system for a defined patient population, translate tests into LOINC and provide aggregate data which could then be used to compare laboratory utilization. Here we examine a larger number of tests from each site which have been recoded using an updated version of the LOINC database. We conclude that the coding of local tests into LOINC can often be complex, especially the 'Kind of Property' field and apparently trivial differences in choices made by individual institutions can result in nonmatches in electronically pooled data. In the present study, 75% of failures to match the same tests between different institutions using LOINC codes were due to differences in local coding choices. LOINC has the potential to eliminate the need for detailed human inspection during the pooling of laboratory data from diverse sites and perhaps even a built-in capability to adjust matching stringency by selecting subsets of LOINC fields required to match. However, a quality standard coding procedure is required and examples highlighted in this paper may require special attention while mapping to LOINC.

  8. De las instalaciones urbanas a las infraestructuras territoriales a través de sus métodos de representación

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    Cristina Jorge Camacho

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    Full Text Available 51 Teniendo en cuenta la importancia de la movilidad en las grandes ciudades actuales, el estudio de su representación mediante planos en dos dimensiones es un tema esencial para proyectar cualquier intervención dentro de ellas. La visibilidad de las figuras que se encuentran en movimiento o que no se aprecian a simple vista, se produce gráficamente mediante el signo de la flecha. Los modelos de referencia para estudiar la movilidad urbana aquí comienzan con el texto The image of the City (1960 de Kevin Lynch, y sus signos en las vías, bordes, distritos, nodos y marcas de Boston, New Jersey y Los Angeles, para culminar con Urban infrastructure (1962 de Team X, donde una fragmentación en texto-guía, texto-opinión, texto-ilustración y texto-ficha técnica sobre el Plan de Filadelfia (1953-57 de Louis I Kahn, muestra la flecha como material de construcción. Actualmente, estas flechas se aplican a las infraestructuras territoriales y, en concreto, a las energéticas para indicar la generación, el transporte y el consumo de los elementos invisibles que se propagan mediante cables, como es el caso de la electricidad, o través de ondas como sucede con la transmisión de datos. Ellas también marcan los radios de protección, de contaminación y de alcance de dichas intervenciones paisajísticas.

  9. DE LAS INSTALACIONES URBANAS A LAS INFRAESTRUCTURAS TERRITORIALES A TRAVÉS DE SUS MÉTODOS DE REPRESENTACIÓN.

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    CRISTINA JORGE CAMACHO

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    Full Text Available Teniendo en cuenta la importancia de la movilidad en las grandes ciudades actuales, el estudio de su representación mediante planos en dos dimensiones es un tema esencial para proyectar cualquier intervención dentro de ellas. La visibilidad de las figuras que se encuentran en movimiento o que no se aprecian a simple vista, se produce gráficamente mediante el signo de la flecha. Los modelos de referencia para estudiar la movilidad urbana aquí comienzan con el texto The image of the City (1960 de Kevin Lynch, y sus signos en las vías, bordes, distritos, nodos y marcas de Boston, New Jersey y Los Angeles, para culminar con Urban infrastructure (1962 de Team X, donde una fragmentación en texto-guía, texto-opinión, texto-ilustración y texto-ficha técnica sobre el Plan de Filadelfia (1953-57 de Louis I Kahn, muestra la flecha como material de construcción. Actualmente, estas flechas se aplican a las infraestructuras territoriales y, en concreto, a las energéticas para indicar la generación, el transporte y el consumo de los elementos invisibles que se propagan mediante cables, como es el caso de la electricidad, o través de ondas como sucede con la transmisión de datos. Ellas también marcan los radios de protección, de contaminación y de alcance de dichas intervenciones paisajísticas.

  10. Limits to the growth debate

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    Gordon, L.

    The first two major studies sponsored by the club of Rome were the report of the Meadows team at MIT, The Limits to Growth, published in 1972, and the Mesarovic and Pestel report, Mankind at the Turning Point, published in 1974. When the Club of Rome met in Philadelphia in April of 1976, its pronouncements reflected a frame of mind quite different from that of 1972. Recently, Herman Kahn and his colleagues at the Hudson Institute have published The Next 200 Years, a book evidently inspired as much by antagonism to the limits-to-growth school of thought as by affirmative faith in its own vision of technological optimism. The author discusses the content of the studies and summarizes his own position in four areas. (1) While no trend of growth of anything can continue indefinitely in the real world, there are not global physical limits to economic growth within a time frame susceptible to plausible foresight or relevant to policy making. (2) In some world regions, notably South Asia and tropical Africa, population growth rates do indeed threaten to create a kind of Malthusian trap, and the rapid reduction of fertility is critically important to their development prospects and urgent in time. (3) For other parts of the world, both rates and directions of growth will be more influenced by changes in preferences for consumption and in attitudes toward production than by physical constraints, although higher energy costs and environmental pressures will also be important influences in generating such changes in growth patterns. (4) Probable changes in directions of growth will generate new and important issues in international economic and political relations, with both dangers and opportunities for the evolving world order. (MCW)

  11. Biogas upgrading to biomethane. Proceedings; Biogasaufbereitung zu Biomethan. Tagungsband

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    Within the 6th Hanauer Dialogue 'Biogas upgrading to biomethane' at 21st February, 2008, the following lectures were held: (a) Processing of biogas - an introduction (Michael Beil); (b) The climate protecting targets of the Federal Republic of Germany: Which role will play the upgrading of biogas, and which legal boundary conditions are created by the Federal Government? (Uwe Holzhammer); (c) Future strategy: CH{sub 4} grids (Juergen Schmid); (d) Biogas upgrading and biomethane utilization in Sweden (Anneli Petersson); (e) Biogas upgrading and utilization of bio methane in Switzerland (Arthur Wellinger); (f) Biogas upgrading by means of pressure swing adsorption (Alfons Schulte-Schulze Berndt); (g) Biogas upgrading by means of pressurized water washing (Ulf Richter); (h) Biogas upgrading for feeding in public grids. The case of biogas plant Bruck a.d. Leitha (Michael Harasek); (i) Biogas upgrading by means of chemical absorption according to the LP Cooab process (Jerome van Beek); (j) Practical experiences in unpressurized amine washing MT bio methane (Karsten Wuensche); (k) Biogas upgrading by means of organic physical washing with HAASE biogas amplifiers (Roland Kahn); (l) Upgrading using cryogenic technology; the GPP registered -system (Jeroen de Pater); (m) Micro Gas Distribution Systems: Alternatives to biogas upgrading and grid injection (Michael Beil, Bernd Krautkremer); (n) Feeding of exchange gas. The case of project Straelen and Kerpen (Frank Schaefer); (o) Feeding of biogas from the view of grid operators (Norbert Nordmeyer); BIOGASMAX: Biogas as Vehicle Fuel - Market Expansion to 2020 Air Quality (Michael Beil, Uwe Hoffstede); (p) Study: Feeding of biogas into the natural gas distribution system (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe).

  12. Optical and X-Ray Observations of the Western Edge of the Cygnus Loop

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    Levenson, N. A.; Graham, J. R.; Hester, J. J.; Petre, R.; Raymond, J. C.

    1994-12-01

    The western edge of the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant provides an important opportunity to study blast wave--interstellar cloud interactions. On the western edge of the Loop is an extensive coherent network of bright optical filaments from fast radiative shocks. This region is unique within the Cygnus Loop, because the remnant appears to be running into a large molecular cloud in this direction. To study this interaction we have obtained deep wide-field optical line images and X-ray observations with the ROSAT High Resolution Imager. The optical data show a variety of shocks, including non-radiative Balmer-line filaments, incomplete shocks, and shocks with complete cooling and recombination zones. The ROSAT-HRI data show bright, sharply limb-brightened X-rays confined behind the edge of the shock front delineated by the optical filaments. The Einstein-IPC data at this location has been interpreted as an enhancement due to thermal evaporation (Charles et al. 1985). Comparison of the optical and X-ray data sugests that the western limb geometry is simple. If there is evaporation, it must occur across a surface defined by a radiative shock, which contains very strong, highly ordered magnetic fields aligned in the plane of the shock. An alternative explanation for the coincidence of the bright X-rays and the radiative filaments is that compression of the post-blast wave gas by a reverse shock results in increased brightness. In either case, because of the simple geometry in this region, the X-ray emission behind the blast wave offers perhaps the clearest evidence of the structure of the post-blast wave medium in any middle-aged remnant. Charles, P. A., Kahn, S. M., and McKee, C. F. 1985 ApJ 295 456

  13. Early vs. late tracheostomy in intensive care settings: Impact on ICU and hospital costs.

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    Herritt, Brent; Chaudhuri, Dipayan; Thavorn, Kednapa; Kubelik, Dalibor; Kyeremanteng, Kwadwo

    2017-12-07

    Up to 12% of the 800,000 patients who undergo mechanical ventilation in the United States every year require tracheostomies. A recent systematic review showed that early tracheostomy was associated with better outcomes: more ventilator-free days, shorter ICU stays, less sedation and reduced long-term mortality. However, the financial impact of early tracheostomies remain unknown. To conduct a cost-analysis on the timing of tracheostomy in mechanically ventilated patients. We extracted individual length of hospital stay and length of ICU stay data from the studies included in the systematic review from Hosokawa et al. We also searched for any recent randomized control trials on the topic that were published after this review. The weighted length of stay was estimated using a random effects model. Average daily hospital and ICU costs per patients were obtained from a cost study by Kahn et al. We estimated hospital and ICU costs by multiplying LOS with respective average daily cost per patient. We calculated difference in costs by subtracting hospital costs, ICU costs and total direct variable costs from early tracheotomy to late tracheotomy. 95% confidence intervals were estimated using bootstrap re-sampling procedures with 1000 iterations. The average weighted cost of ICU stay in patients with an early tracheostomy was $4316 less when compared to patients with late tracheostomy (95% CI: 403-8229). Subgroup analysis revealed that very early tracheostomies (4) cost on average $6385 USD less than late tracheostomies (95% CI: -4396-17,165). This study shows that early tracheostomy can significantly reduce direct variable and likely total hospital costs in the intensive care unit based on length of stay alone. This is in addition to the already shown benefits of early tracheostomy in terms of ventilator dependent days, reduced length of stays, decreased pain, and improved communication. Further prospective studies on this topic are needed to prove the cost

  14. "Successful aging," gerontological theory and neoliberalism: a qualitative critique.

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    Rubinstein, Robert L; de Medeiros, Kate

    2015-02-01

    This article is a critique of the successful aging (SA) paradigm as described in the Rowe and Kahn book, Successful Aging (1998). The major point of this article is that two key ideas in the book may be understood as consonant with neoliberalism, a social perspective that came into international prominence at the same time the SA paradigm was initially promoted. These two key ideas are (a) the emphasis on individual social action applied to the nature of the aging experience and (b) the failure to provide a detailed policy agenda for the social and cultural change being promoted and, particularly, for older adults who may be left behind by the approach to change the book suggests. The article provides no evidence for a direct connection between SA and neoliberalism, but rather shows how similarities in their approaches to social change characterize both of them. In sum, the article shows (a) how the implicit social theory developed in the book, in a manner similar to neoliberalism, elevates the individual as the main source of any changes that must accompany the SA paradigm and (b) the focus on SA as individual action does not provide for those older adults who do not or will not age "successfully." This, we conclude, implicitly sets up a two-class system of older adults, which may not be an optimal means of addressing the needs of all older adults. The article also reviews a number of studies about SA and shows how these, too, may emphasize its similarities to neoliberalism and other issues that the SA paradigm does not adequately address. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  15. Appraising the practice of etiquette-based medicine in the inpatient setting.

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    Tackett, Sean; Tad-y, Darlene; Rios, Rebeca; Kisuule, Flora; Wright, Scott

    2013-07-01

    The physician-patient relationship is at the heart of patient care. Dr. Michael Kahn proposed a checklist of six behaviors, defining "etiquette-based medicine", as a strategy to start each encounter respectfully and improve patient-physician rapport. To assess performance of "etiquette-based medicine" in the inpatient setting. Cross-sectional observational study using time-motion techniques between May and July, 2009. Eight hospitalists were randomly selected at each of three hospitals in the Greater Baltimore area. Each time the physician entered a patient's room, a single observer recorded whether the "etiquette-based medicine" behaviors were performed: (1) knocking or asking to enter the patient's room, (2) introducing oneself, (3) shaking the patient's hand, (4) sitting down in the patient's room, (5) explaining one's role in the patient's care, and (6) asking about the patient's feelings regarding his or her hospitalization or illness. The frequency with which physicians performed the six behaviors, predictors of behavior performance, and Press-Ganey performance scores. The etiquette-based medicine (EtBM) score was defined and calculated by dividing the number of observed behaviors by the number expected. The 24 observed hospitalists collectively saw 226 unique patients. No individual behavior was performed with a majority of patients, and, with 30 % of the patients, none of the behaviors were performed. The average EtBM score for the physicians was 22.3 % (SD 10.9 %). Physicians who spent more time with patients were more likely to perform behaviors. Sitting down (p=0.026) and EtBM scores (p=0.019) were associated with physician-specific Press-Ganey ratings. Cross-sectional design does not allow for determination of causality. "Etiquette-based medicine" was infrequently practiced by this sample of hospitalist physicians. Improving performance of etiquette-based medicine may improve patient satisfaction.

  16. Factors associated with employee engagement in South Africa

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    Sebastiaan Rothmann

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Orientation: Knowledge of the factors associated with employee engagement is important for practitioners and researchers in industrial/organisational psychology in South Africa.Research purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate the factors associated with employee engagement using two models, namely the personal engagement model of Kahn (1990, and the work engagement model of Schaufeli and Bakker (2004.Motivation for the study: Scientific knowledge is needed regarding the factors that are associated with employee engagement.Research design, approach and method: Survey designs were used with two samples taken from various South African organisations (n = 467 and n = 3775. The Work Engagement Scale, the Psychological Conditions Scale and the Antecedents Scale were administered for purposes of study 1. The Utrecht Work Engagement Scale and the Job Demands-Resources Scale were administered for purposes of study 2.Main findings: The results of study 1 showed that two psychological conditions, namely psychological meaningfulness and psychological availability, were positively associated with employee engagement. Work role fit was the best predictor of psychological meaningfulness and employee engagement. The results of study 2 showed that all job resources were positively associated with employee engagement. Organisational support and growth opportunities were the best predictors of vigour, dedication and absorption.Pratical/managerial implications: Interventions to increase employee engagement should focus on work role fit. Job resources, including an intrinsically rewarding job, organisational support and advancement opportunities should be made available to increase employees’ engagement.Contribution/value-add: This study isolated the most important factors associated with employee engagement in South Africa.

  17. Profiling the orphan enzymes

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    2014-01-01

    activities. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Michael Galperin, Daniel Haft and Daniel Kahn. PMID:24906382

  18. Evaluation of successful aging among older people in China: Results from China health and retirement longitudinal study.

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    Liu, Huaqing; Byles, Julie E; Xu, Xiaoyue; Zhang, Min; Wu, Xuesen; Hall, John J

    2017-08-01

    China faces a "time-bomb" of the aging population. Successful aging has long been a goal in the field of gerontology. The present study aimed to evaluate successful aging among Chinese older adults. Data on a total of 7102 people in the China Health and Retirement Study aged ≥60 years were analyzed in the present study. Successful aging is defined by the model of Rowe and Kahn including the following five indicators: "no major diseases," "no disability," "high cognitive functioning," "high physical functioning" and "active engagement with life." Using logistic regression analysis, crude and adjusted odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals were calculated to evaluate the relationship between sociodemographic parameters and successful aging. The prevalence of successful aging was 13.2% among Chinese older people. The percentage of older people with the five indicators, "no major diseases," "no disability," "high cognitive functioning," "high physical functioning," and "active engagement with life" was 41.7%, 92.1%, 54.2%, 70.2% and 46.0%, respectively. Multiple logistic regression showed people who had received education of high/vocational school or above had significantly greater odds of successful aging compared with those with less than primary school education (P women than men (P = 0.006). Older people from a non-agricultural Hukou had 1.85-fold higher odds of successful aging than those from an agricultural Hukou. Older people living in the central, northeast or western regions had lower odds of successful aging relative to those living in the east coast region (0.72, 0.72 and 0.56, respectively). The prevalence of successful aging is low among Chinese older people, and is affected by sociodemographic factors, such as education, Hukou and regions. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2017; 17: 1183-1190. © 2016 Japan Geriatrics Society.

  19. Correction to Ward et al. (2015).

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    Ward, Ryan D; Winiger, Vanessa; Higa, Kerin K; Kahn, Julia B; Kandel, Eric R; Balsam, Peter D; Simpson, Eleanor H

    2015-08-01

    Reports an error in "The impact of motivation on cognitive performance in an animal model of the negative and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia" by Ryan D. Ward, Vanessa Winiger, Kerin K. Higa, Julia B. Kahn, Eric R. Kandel, Peter D. Balsam and Eleanor H. Simpson (Behavioral Neuroscience, 2015[Jun], Vol 129[3], 292-299). There is a text error in the 4th paragraph of the Discussion section. The explanation for the abbreviation OFC was incorrectly listed as occipitofrontal circumference. It should have been orbitofrontal cortex. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2015-18639-001.) Interactions between motivation and cognition are implicated in producing functional impairments and poor quality of life in psychiatric patients. This interaction, however, is not well understood at either the behavioral or neural level. We developed a procedure for mice in which a cognitive measure, sustained attention, is modulated by a motivationally relevant signal that predicts reward probability on a trial-by-trial basis. Using this paradigm, we tested the interaction between motivation and cognition in mice that model the increased striatal D2 receptor activity observed in schizophrenia patients (D2R-OE mice). In control mice, attention was modulated by signaled-reward probability. In D2R-OE mice, however, attention was not modulated by reward-related cues. This impairment was not due to any global deficits in attention or maintenance of the trial-specific information in working memory. Turning off the transgene in D2R-OE mice rescued the motivational modulation of attention. These results indicate that deficits in motivation impair the ability to use reward-related cues to recruit attention and that improving motivation improves functional cognitive performance. These results further suggest that addressing motivational impairments in patients is critical to achieving substantive cognitive and functional gains. (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).

  20. Local dark matter and dark energy as estimated on a scale of ~1 Mpc in a self-consistent way

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    Chernin, A. D.; Teerikorpi, P.; Valtonen, M. J.; Dolgachev, V. P.; Domozhilova, L. M.; Byrd, G. G.

    2009-12-01

    Context: Dark energy was first detected from large distances on gigaparsec scales. If it is vacuum energy (or Einstein's Λ), it should also exist in very local space. Here we discuss its measurement on megaparsec scales of the Local Group. Aims: We combine the modified Kahn-Woltjer method for the Milky Way-M 31 binary and the HST observations of the expansion flow around the Local Group in order to study in a self-consistent way and simultaneously the local density of dark energy and the dark matter mass contained within the Local Group. Methods: A theoretical model is used that accounts for the dynamical effects of dark energy on a scale of ~1 Mpc. Results: The local dark energy density is put into the range 0.8-3.7ρv (ρv is the globally measured density), and the Local Group mass lies within 3.1-5.8×1012 M⊙. The lower limit of the local dark energy density, about 4/5× the global value, is determined by the natural binding condition for the group binary and the maximal zero-gravity radius. The near coincidence of two values measured with independent methods on scales differing by ~1000 times is remarkable. The mass ~4×1012 M⊙ and the local dark energy density ~ρv are also consistent with the expansion flow close to the Local Group, within the standard cosmological model. Conclusions: One should take into account the dark energy in dynamical mass estimation methods for galaxy groups, including the virial theorem. Our analysis gives new strong evidence in favor of Einstein's idea of the universal antigravity described by the cosmological constant.

  1. Ask Me Anything - The Reddit Revolution and other Unconventional Ways to Communicate Science

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    Fiondella, F.; Kahn, B. L.; Noori, A.

    2012-12-01

    Instagram. Pinterest. SoundCloud. Storify. Almost every month there's a new platform through which institutions could potentially promote their work. If used effectively, these less-conventional means of communication can indeed be powerful devices to connect scientists and the general public, especially for small institutions with limited resources. We discuss our experiences on Reddit, a social news site, and Projeqt, a visual storytelling platform. We'll talk about the pros and cons of using them, and provide tips on what to do and what to avoid for those interested in having a go. Nearly 1.5 million people post on Reddit daily. One of the most active sections is "Ask Me Anything", where individuals can share expertise and insights. AMAs are essentially online town-hall style meetings. Movie stars host AMAs, as do politicians, athletes, and increasingly, scientists. In fact, the science subtopic is the 6th most subscribed on the site. Forecaster Tony Barnston, from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society hosted an AMA in June 2012. The session generated >200 comments and questions in 24 hours. Barnston was surprisingly pleased with the experience. "I liked having time to think about my answers," he said, noting this type of engagement could be attractive to scientists who might feel anxious about interacting with the public. Projeqt is a creative visual storytelling platform that allows one to integrate activity from a host of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube and more. In very short time, an institution can produce a beautiful visual narrative of its research and activities, combining its own in-house content with creative-commons content easily available on the web. The resulting product is itself shareable and embeddable.; Barnston in office where he took questions via Reddit. (Photo: B. Kahn) ; Photo essay about critical role that climate forecasting plays in helping to reduce vulnerability in Sahel

  2. City face to face with nature

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    Prabowo, Hendro; Dewi, Mahargyantari P.

    2017-11-01

    Within the perspective of environmental psychology, there are some forms of earth destruction such as global warming, deforestation, pollution, and species extinction. These have been caused by the massive growth of population that inevitably means more housingis needed while at the same time, agricultural land for food production has been shrinking. Nisbet, Zelenski, and Murphy (2009) proposed that personal relationships with nature may provide some insight into the way people treat the environment. In other words, disconnection from the natural world may be contributing to our planet's destruction. In addition, Koger and Winter (2011) proposed green urban planning and green buildings as solution not only for overcoming the destruction, but also they are useful to reduce stress. Wilson (1984) pioneered the term "biophilia" to refer to a fundamental hypothesized, genetically based human need and propensity to affiliate with "life and lifelike processes." Studies have shown, for example, that even minimal connection with nature—such as looking at it through a window—can promote the healing of hospitalized patients; can increase health in the workplace; and can reduce the frequency of illness in prisons. In hundreds of other studies, interaction with pets has shown a wide range of benefits forclinical patients—from adults with Alzheimer's disease to children with autism—as well as for people within the general population (Kahn, Severson, & Ruckert, 2009). This paper is an attempt to collect data regarding the efforts of cities today in adapting to nature, such as Barcelona which tried to control the bird population with contraception;Austin city coexists with bats; dozens of cities in the US which conform with bees and honey, and Masdar city that is designed along with its nature.

  3. Analysis of ten year return period floods in west african rivers

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    Nka Nnomo, Bernadette; Oudin, Ludovic; Paturel, Jean Emmanuel; Karambiri, Harouna; Ribstein, Pierre

    2014-05-01

    In West Africa, flood and flow are usually determined by using methods advocated by the FAO (1996) and developed by ORSTOM and CIEH researchers in the 1960s. However, the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s decades were characterized by very low precipitation amounts, leading to low stream flows in river basins, except in the Sahelian region where the impact of human activities led to a substantial increase of floods in some catchments. More recently, studies pointed out an increase in the frequency of intense rainfall events and an increase of flood events. Consequently, the reliability of conventional methods for flood estimation is questionable. In this work, we analyzed the trends of the ten-year return period rainfall and stream flow events for several catchments in the Sahelian and Sudanian regions. We used eleven tributaries of large river basins (Niger, Nakambe, Senegal, Gambia) for which daily rainfall and flow data were collected from national hydrological services of four countries over West Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal). The conjoint use of rainfall and flow data allowed us to analyze the possible causality link between the two variables. Mann-Kendall, Pettitt and Hubert tests were used to detect trends and abrupt change points in the annual maximum time series.The quantification of change was assessed by computing 10-year return period rain and flow values on sliding sub periods in the long-term maxima time series with the GEV distribution. Trend tests on annual maximum flows time series showed mixed results depending on the location of the catchments: generally speaking, a decrease is observed for Sudanian catchments and an increase is observed for Sahelian catchments. On a period of 50 years (1950 - 2010) we pointed out an increase of 72% of the mean value of flood 10-year return period for a station like Kakassi in the sahelian region, with respect to the period before the detected disruption; while for a soudanian catchment like Fadougou, the average

  4. Concentration Measurements of Suspended Load using ADV with Influence of the Particle Size

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    Schwarzwälder, Kordula

    2017-04-01

    ADV backscatter data can be used under certain conditions to gain information about the concentrations of suspended loads. This was shown in many studies before (Fugate and Friedrichs 2002; Chanson et al 2008; Ha et al. 2009). This paper reports on a pre-study to investigate the influence of particle size on concentration measurements for suspended sediment load with ADV. The study was conducted in a flume in the Oskar-von-Miller-Institute using fresh water from a river including the natural suspended load. The ADV used in the experiments was a Vectrino Profiler (Nortek). In addition water samples were taken for TSS and TOC. For the measurements a surge was generated in the flume to ensure that also particles of larger size will be present in the water phase. The measurements and samples were taken during the whole surge event. Therefore we were able to find a good correlation between the backscatter data of the ADV and the TSS as well as TOC results. For the decreasing part of the flow event the concentration of TOC in the suspended load of the water phase is decreasing much slower than the TSS and results in a damped decrease of the backscatter values. This means that the results for concentration measurements might be slightly influenced by the size of the particles. Further evaluations of measurements conducted with a LISST SL (Sequoia) will be investigated to show the trend of the particle sizes during this process and fortify this result. David C. Fugate, Carl T. Friedrichs, Determining concentration and fall velocity of estuarine particle populations using ADV, OBS and LISST, Continental Shelf Research, Volume 22, Issues 11-13, 2002 H.K. Ha, W.-Y. Hsu, J.P.-Y. Maa, Y.Y. Shao, C.W. Holland, Using ADV backscatter strength for measuring suspended cohesive sediment concentration, Continental Shelf Research, Volume 29, Issue 10, 2009 Hubert Chanson, Maiko Takeuchi, Mark Trevethan, Using turbidity and acoustic backscatter intensity as surrogate measures of

  5. Questionnaire-based evaluation of everyday competence in older adults

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    Tobias Kalisch

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    Full Text Available Tobias Kalisch1, Julia Richter3, Melanie Lenz1, Jan-Christoph Kattenstroth2, Izabela Kolankowska2, Martin Tegenthoff1, Hubert R Dinse21Department of Neurology, BG-Kliniken Bergmannsheil, 2Neural Plasticity Lab, Institute for Neuroinformatics, Department of Theoretical Biology, 3Faculty of Psychology, Department of Methods, Diagnostics and Evaluation, Ruhr-University Bochum, GermanyBackground: Gerontological research aims at understanding factors that are crucial for mediating “successful aging”. This term denotes the absence of significant disease and disabilities, maintenance of high levels of physical and cognitive function, and preservation of social and productive activities. Preservation of an active lifestyle is considered an effective means through which everyday competence can be attained. In this context, it is crucial to obtain ratings of modern day older adults’ everyday competence by means of appropriate assessments. Here, we introduce the Everyday Competence Questionnaire (ECQ, designed to assess healthy older adults' everyday competence.Methods: The ECQ includes 17 items, covering housekeeping, leisure activities, sports, daily routines, manual skills, subjective well-being, and general linguistic usage. The ECQ was administered to a population of 158 healthy subjects aged 60–91 years, who were divided into groups on the basis of their physical activity. These groups were community-dwelling subjects, those living independently and having a sedentary lifestyle, those living independently but characterized by a general lifestyle without any noteworthy physical activity, and those living independently and exercising regularly. Age, gender, and education levels were balanced between the groups.Results: Using the ECQ, we could identify and distinguish different everyday competence levels between the groups tested: Subjects characterized by an active lifestyle outperformed all other groups. Subjects characterized by a general

  6. PREFACE: XXIVth Conference of the Danubian Countries on the Hydrological Forecasting and Hydrological Bases of Water Management

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    Brilly, Mitja; Bonacci, Ognjen; Nachtnebel, Peter Hans; Szolgay, Ján; Balint, Gabor

    2008-10-01

    and Gabor Balint Editorial Board International Scientific Committee: P Hubert: Centre d'Informatique Géologique, France H P Nachtnebel: Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria H Weber: Bavarian Water Management Administration, Germany H Moser: Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany M Domokos: VITUKI, Hungary P Stanciu: National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Romania O Bonacci: University of Split, Croatia S Prohaska: Institute Jaroslav Černi, Belgrade, Serbia J Szolgay: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Bratislava, Slovak Republic K Tzankov: Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Sofia, Bulgaria E Soukalová: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Czech Republic B Matičič: National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Slovenia M Mikoš: University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia J Rakovec: University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia M Brilly: University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia M Veselič: ARAO, Slovenia

  7. Nasal highflow improves ventilation in patients with COPD

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    Full Text Available Jens Bräunlich,* Marcus Köhler,* Hubert WirtzDepartment of Respiratory Medicine, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany *These authors contributed equally to this workBackground: Nasal highflow (NHF provides a warmed and humidified air stream up to 60 L/min. Recent data demonstrated a positive effect in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, especially when caused by pneumonia. Preliminary data show a decrease in hypercapnia in patients with COPD. Therefore, NHF should be evaluated as a new ventilatory support device. This study was conducted to assess the impact of different flow rates on ventilatory parameters in patients with COPD.Materials and methods: This interventional clinical study was performed with patients suffering from severe COPD. The aim was to characterize flow-dependent changes in mean airway pressure, breathing volumes, breathing frequency, and decrease in partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2. Mean airway pressure was measured in the nasopharyngeal space (19 patients. To evaluate breathing volumes, we used a polysomnographic device (18 patients. All patients received 20 L/min, 30 L/min, 40 L/min, and 50 L/min and – to illustrate the effects – nasal continuous positive airway pressure and nasal bilevel positive airway pressure. Capillary blood gas analyses were performed in 54 patients with hypercapnic COPD before and two hours after the use of NHF. We compared the extent of decrease in pCO2 when using 20 L/min and 30 L/min. Additionally, comfort and dyspnea during the use of NHF were surveyed.Results: NHF resulted in a minor flow dependent increase in mean airway pressure. Tidal volume increased, and breathing rate decreased. The calculated minute volume decreased under NHF breathing. In spite of this fact, hypercapnia decreased with increasing flow (20 L/min vs 30 L/min. Additionally, an improvement in dyspnea was observed. The rapid shallow breathing index shows a decrease when using NHF.Conclusion: NHF

  8. Instabilities in the relation between European Weather Types and mid-latitude circulation in the Atlantic

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    Alvarez Castro, Maria del Carmen; Gallego, David; Trigo, Ricardo M.; García-Herrera, Ricardo; Ribera, Pedro

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    Recently, a new instrumental index (Westerly Index or "WI") measuring the frequency of the westerlies over the English Channel has been developed for the period 1685-1750 (Wheeler et al. 2009) and further extended to the present (Barriopedro et al. 2014). This index holds a climatic signal similar to the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in the temperature and precipitation over large areas of Europe. Nevertheless we are confident that the WI offers two major advantages: first the WI signatures are not restricted to the winter being significant during the entire year and second, the WI does not rely on proxy data and, as such, it is less prone to the uncertainties associated to the calibration process of the NAO reconstructions. During the last decades, regional mid-latitude circulation has also been quantified objectively through the widespread use of so-called Weather Types (WT). WT are used to identify and classify the different patterns of Sea Level Pressure configurations originating particular weather in a given area. In consequence, WT over most Western Europe should be closely related to atmospheric circulation indexes such as the WI. Here we adopted a similar WT classification of the classical WTs developed empirically by Hubert Lamb for the UK and automated by Jones et al. (1993) but centered at the English Channel latitudinal band to be compatible with the window used to define the WI (Wheeler et al., 2009). In this work we compare the long-term (1850-2003) monthly values of WI with the corresponding monthly frequency of directional weather types in the WI area. As expected, we found significant positive (negative) correlation values with WTs dominated by a westerly (easterly) component but interestingly, some quasi periodic intervals of lack of correlation have been found, suggesting an oscillating behaviour on the lack of stationarity between the large-scale north Atlantic circulation and local weather types. Wheeler, D.; García-Herrera, R.; Wilkinson

  9. Book Reviews

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    J. van Baal

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    Full Text Available - W. Ph. Coolhaas, António Galvao, A treatise on the Moulccas (c. 1544, probably the preliminary version of António Galvao’s lost História das Molucas, edited, annotated and translated into English from the Portugese manuscript in the Archivo de Indias, Seville by Hubert Th. Th. Jacobs, S.J.; Sources and Studies for the History of the Jesuits: Volume III; Jesuit Historical Institute, Rome 1971. 402 pp., 4 plates, 2 maps. - H.J. de Graaf, Generale missiven van Gouverneurs-Generaal en Raden aan Heren XVII der Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie. Deel IV, 1675-1685. Uitgegeven door Dr. W. Ph. COOHAAS. Rijks Geschiedkundige Publicatiën Grote Serie 134, ‘s-Gravenhage 1971. 893 blz. - R.S. Wassing, Norbert Mylius, Kulturhistoriche Abhandlungen. Gé Nabrink, Amsterdam 1970. 46 + 53 + 93 blz., 30 + 36 platen. - R.S. Wassing, Jeune Scott-Kemball, Javanese shadow puppets. The Trustees of the British Museum, Londen 1970. 66 p., 30 plates. - James J. Fox, Maurice Bloch, Placing the dead. Seminar Studies in Anthropology No. 1. Seminar Press, London 1971. 214 pp., 16 plates, maps, figs. - L.F.B. Dubbeldam, Karl G. Heider, The Dugum Dani, a Papuan culture in the highlands of West New Guinea. Aldine Publishing Company, Chicago, 1970. 334 pp. - P. van de Velde, Raymond Firth, Tikopia string figures. Royal anthropological institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Occasional paper no. 29, London 1970. 64 p., 54 figs., 1 plate., Honor Maude (eds. - E. Schlesier, Glynn Cochrane, Big men and cargo cults. Oxford monographs on social anthropology. Clarendon Press. Oxford 1970, XXIX und 187 p., 4 maps, 3 figs, index. - J. van Baal, Rose Schubert, Methodologische Untersuchungen an Ozeanischem Mythen-material. Bd. 24 der Studien zur Kulturkunde. Franz Steiner Verlag GmbH, Wiesbaden, 1970; 237 S., broschiert, D.M. - M. Ondei, S.J. Tambiah, Buddhism and the spirit cults in Northeast Thailand. Cambridge studies in social anthropology 2. Cambridge University Press, 1970

  10. A New Reading of Shakespeare's King John.

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    Usher, Peter D.

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    Shakespeare wrote King John c.1594, six years after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and ~ 50 years after publication of the Copernican heliocentric hypothesis. It is said to be the most unhistorical of the History Plays, ``anomalous'', ``puzzling'', and ``odd'', and as such it has engendered far more than the customary range of interpretive opinion. I suggest that the play alerts Elizabethans not just to military and political threats, but to a changing cosmic world view, all especially threatening as they arise in Catholic countries. (a) Personification characterizes the play. John personifies the old order, while Arthur and the Dauphin's armies personify the new. I suggest that Shakespeare decenters King John just as Copernicus decentered the world. (b) Hubert menaces Arthur's eyes for a whole scene (4.1), but the need for such cruelty is not explained and is especially odd as Arthur is already under sentence of death (3.3.65-66). This hitherto unexplained anomaly suggests that the old order fears what the new might see. (c) Eleanor's confession is made only to Heaven and to her son the King (1.1.42-43), yet by echoing and word play the Messenger from France later reveals to John that he is privy to it (4.2.119-124). This circumstance has not been questioned heretofore. I suggest that the Messenger is like the wily Hermes (Mercury), chief communicator of the gods and patron of the sciences; by revealing that he moves in the highest circles, he tells John that he speaks with an authority that transcends even that of a king. The message from on high presages more than political change; it warns of a new cosmic and religious world order (d) Most agree that John is a weak king, so Shakespeare must have suspected flaws in the old ways. He would have known that Tycho Brahe's new star of 1572, the comet of 1577, and the 1576 model of his compatriot Thomas Digges, were shattering old ideas. (e) The tensions of the play are not resolved because in 1594 the new order was

  11. International Round Table “Tatar Materials in Polish Archives” (Warsaw, 31st March – 1st April, 2016

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    cemetery in Warsaw. With the help of Dr. Kołodziejczyk and Dr. Hubert Wajs, Head of Central Archives of Historical Records (Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych – AGAD special exhibition of Tatar materials was organized in AGAD exclusively for the round table participants. It contained a number of unique documents about history of Kazan and Crimean Khanates, history of Tatar-Polish diplomatic relationships. According of the calculation of Polish colleagues, only AGAD have around 700 different documents about Tatar history, still waiting for researching and publishing.

  12. The role of functional, social, and mobility dynamics in facilitating older African Americans participation in clinical research

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    Full Text Available Eve T Shapiro,1,2 Jay T Schamel,2 Kimberly A Parker,3 Laura A Randall,1,2 Paula M Frew1,2,4 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 2Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, 3Department of Health Studies, Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX, 4Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA Purpose: Older African Americans experience disproportionately higher incidence of morbidity and mortality related to chronic and infectious diseases, yet are significantly underrepresented in clinical research compared to other racial and ethnic groups. This study aimed to understand the extent to which social support, transportation access, and physical impediments function as barriers or facilitators to clinical trial recruitment of older African Americans.Methods: Participants (N=221 were recruited from six African American churches in Atlanta and surveyed on various influences on clinical trial participation.Results: Logistic regression models demonstrated that greater transportation mobility (odds ratio [OR]=2.10; p=0.007 and social ability (OR=1.77; p=0.02 were associated with increased intentions of joining a clinical trial, as was greater basic daily living ability (OR=3.25; p=0.03, though only among single participants. Among adults age ≥65 years, those with lower levels of support during personal crises were more likely to join clinical trials (OR=0.57; p=0.04.Conclusion: To facilitate clinical trial entry, recruitment efforts need to consider the physical limitations of their potential participants, particularly basic physical abilities and disabilities. Crisis support measures may be acting as a proxy for personal health issues among those aged >65 years, who would then be more likely to seek clinical trials for the personal health benefits. Outreach to

  13. Monitoring of Three Case Studies of Creeping Landslides in Ecuador using L-band SAR Interferometry (InSAR)

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    Mayorga Torres, T. M.; Mohseni Aref, M.

    2015-12-01

    Tannia Mayorga Torres1,21 Universidad Central del Ecuador. Faculty of Geology, Mining, Oil, and Environment 2 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship 2015-16 IntroductionLandslides lead to human and economic losses across the country, mainly in the winter season. On the other hand, satellite radar data has cost-effective benefits due to open-source software and free availability of data. With the purpose of establishing an early warning system of landslide-related surface deformation, three case studies were designed in the Coast, Sierra (Andean), and Oriente (jungle) regions. The objective of this work was to assess the capability of L-band InSAR to get phase information. For the calculation of the interferograms in Repeat Orbit Interferometry PACkage, the displacement was detected as the error and was corrected. The coherence images (Figure 1) determined that L-band is suitable for InSAR processing. Under this frame, as a first approach, the stacking DInSAR technique [1] was applied in the case studies [2]; however, due to lush vegetation and steep topography, it is necessary to apply advanced InSAR techniques [3]. The purpose of the research is to determine a pattern of data acquisition and successful results to understand the spatial and temporal ground movements associated with landslides. The further work consists of establishing landslide inventories to combine phases of SAR images to generate maps of surface deformation in Tumba-San Francisco and Guarumales to compare the results with ground-based measurements to determine the maps' accuracy. References[1] Sandwell D., Price E. (1998). Phase gradient approach to stacking interferograms. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 103, N. B12, pp. 30,183-30,204. [2] Mayorga T., Platzeck G. (2014). Using DInSAR as a tool to detect unstable terrain areas in an Andes region in Ecuador. NH3.5-Blue Poster B298, Vol. 16, EGU2014-16203. Austria. [3] Wasowski J., Bovenga F. (2014). Investigating landslides and unstable slopes with

  14. A 500-year overview and analysis of flood changes in Europe: preliminary results

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    Kiss, Andrea

    2014-05-01

    Long-term flood series can be gained by combining evidence and systematic hydrological observations. Following various already existing local and regional studies, an important aim of the present work is to create a broad European database of long flood chronologies and to use them for detecting changes in flood regimes with respect to common break points. Another aim of the investigations is to reveal the main causes (e.g. atmospheric, human) of these changes and study spatial and temporal variability of floods on a European scale. In the presentation we provide an overview on the current stage of these Europe-wide investigations, including the available source types (i.e. documentary and instrumental), geographical coverage, temporal and spatial distribution of long-term flood series applied in the study. The first research results concerns basic information on magnitude, frequency and seasonality of floods (with special consideration of detectable changes). Full list of authors in alphabetic order: Mariano Barriendos (1), Günter Blöschl (2), Rudolf Brázdil (3), Gerardo Benito (4), Chiara Bertolin (5), Dario Camuffo (5), Gaston Demarée (6), Líbor Elleder (7), Silvi Enzi (8), Rüdiger Glaser (9), Julia Hall (2), Andrea Kiss (2), Oldrich Kotyza (10), Carmen Maria del Llasat (1), Neil MacDonald (11), Rui Perdigao (2), Dag Retsö (12), Lars Roald (13), Josep Luis Ruiz Bellet (1), Johannes Schönbeim (9), Petra Schmocker-Fackel (14), Lothar Schulte (1), Hubert Valasek (15), Oliver Wetter (16) (1) Faculty of Geography and History, University of Barcelona, Spain (2) Institute of Hydrological Engineering and Water Resources Management, TU Wien (3) Institute of Geography, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic (4) Laboratory of Hydrology and Geomorphology, Center of Env. Sciences, Madrid, Spain (5) Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council, Rome, Italy (6) Royal Meteorological Institute, Brussels, Belgium (7) Research Group of

  15. Hydrological AnthropoScenes

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    Cudennec, Christophe

    2016-04-01

    ., Schumann A., Post D., Taniguchi M., Boegh E., Hubert P., Harman C., Thompson S., Rogger M., Hipsey M., Toth E., Viglione A., Di Baldassarre G., Schaefli B., McMillan H., Schymanski S., Characklis G., Yu B., Pang Z., Belyaev V., 2013. "Panta Rhei - Everything Flows": Change in hydrology and society - The IAHS Scientific Decade 2013-2022. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 58, 6, 1256-1275, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2013.809088

  16. Foreword

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    Boutron, Claude

    2002-11-01

    Earlier this year, with the opening of the 2002 session of the European Research Course on Atmospheres (“ERCA") we celebrated the occasion of the tenth anniversary of ERCA, in the presence of Hubert Curien, President of the French Academy of Sciences and former Minister of Research, Paul Crutzen (1995 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry), Claude Feuerstein (President of University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble) and Philippe Gillet (Director of the National Institute for Universe Sciences). More than 450 participants from 40 different countries in Europe, Asia, America and Africa attended the ten organized sessions, confirming the success of this interdisciplinary course whose characteristics still remain rather unique. Of particular importance for this success, was the publication of a series of books which are the tangible products of the course material. Four books were published in 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000. They are made up of chapters which present up to date overviews of our present knowledge in a wide range of topics, written by ERCA lecturers who are recognized specialists in these different fields. This volume is the fifth in the series. After an introductory chapter in which Paul Crutzen propounds to name “anthropocene" the present period characterized by the ever increasing impacts of human activities on our environment, it contains nineteen chapters surveying various topics “From the impacts of human activities on our climate and environment to the mysteries of Titan". Particular emphasis is given to the origin of life on Earth, climate change, atmosphere modelling, climate-vegetation interaction, deep sea records of past climate variability, the last glacial maximum, halogen chemistry in the marine boundary layer, the role and fate of trace elements in the environment, mercury as a global pollutant, atmospheric aerosols, emissions of pollutants in Europe, the effect of atmospheric pollution on building materials, air quality assessment, transport phenomena

  17. Les livres pairs d’Alfred Jarry

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    Julien Schuh

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    Full Text Available Dans les Gestes et opinions du Dr Faustroll, pataphysicien, Alfred Jarry décrit une bibliothèque idéale, composée de 27 ouvrages qu’il nomme mystérieusement des « livres pairs ». Dans cette liste, on trouve aussi bien des œuvres canoniques du symbolisme (Mallarmé, Verlaine, Poe traduit par Baudelaire, des titres des amis de Jarry et des piliers des revues de l’époque (Rachilde, Gustave Kahn, Léon Bloy, que des ouvrages que l’on assimile davantage aux lectures enfantines (un conte de Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, les Mille et une Nuits, le théâtre de Florian ou des textes hors-catégorie (l’œuvre de Rabelais, l’évangile de Luc, les Chants de Maldoror. Beaucoup de critiques se sont interrogés sur la notion de « parité », sur l’égalité supposée entre ces ouvrages n’appartenant pas aux mêmes catégories littéraires. Mais l’intérêt de cette liste n’est pas de fournir un classement, ou d’affirmer l’équivalence de toutes les formes textuelles, comme on l’analyse souvent, en faisant de Jarry un chantre du nihilisme qui chercherait à pervertir les hiérarchies littéraires pour montrer la vacuité du sens. Au contraire, en faisant débuter le Faustroll par une liste d’ouvrages, Jarry met en place les conditions de réception de son texte, dans une posture très littéraire. L’espace délimité par la liste des auteurs pairs fonctionne comme un portrait spirituel de Jarry-littérateur, et livre le contexte selon lequel son discours doit être reçu. La bibliothèque du Dr Faustroll fixe les références que le lecteur pourra voir convoquer dans le texte, et circonscrit l’espace littéraire dans lequel peut fonctionner cet ouvrage.

  18. Sensibility of the hamster (Cricetus auratus to the Treponema pertenue

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    F. Nery-Guimarães

    1955-05-01

    Full Text Available In two experiments, 8 Hamsters inoculated with material from yaws lesions (Treponema pertenue, developed skin lesions considered specific by their clinical and histopathological aspects and by the presence of treponemae. These lesions appeared on the scrotumm, testicle, prepuce, anus, tail, muzzle, back and hinders paws (palm surface. In the internal organs no treponemae were found in direct examinations and inoculation of brain, spleen and lymph node. The incubation period was of 35 days for the testicle, 55 days for the scrotum and 107 days for peritoneal cavity inoculation. Positive sub-inoculations were obtained. The serum reactions (Qasserman's and Kahn's were negative in all 5 tested Hamsters. Out of 4 normal females matched to infected males two developed nasal lesions resulting from direct contact. Apparently the genital lesions hindered copulation. Hamsters are very well suited for an experimental study of yaws.Em 2 experiências, 8 Hamsters inoculados com material direto de lesões boubáticas (Treponema pertenue, desenvolveram lesões cutâneas consideradas específicas, pelo aspecto clínico e histopatológico e pela presentça de treponemas. Essas lesões se manifestaram no escrôto, testículo, prepúcio, anus, cauda, focinho, dorso e patas posteriores (face palmar. Nos órgãos internos não foram vistos treponemas ao exame direto e, uma vez, por inoculação de cérebro, baço e gânglio linfático. O período incubativo foi de 35 dias pela via testicular, 55 dias pela via escrotal e 107 dias pela via peritonial. Foram obtidas sub-inoculações positivas para Hamsters normais. As experiências continuam. De 4 fêmeas normais, acasaladas com 4 hamsters infectados apenas 2 mostraram lesões positivas resultantes de contágio direto. Aparentemente, não houve copulação e, se esta ocorreu, não determinou fecundação.

  19. Evolution of vacuolar proton pyrophosphatase domains and volutin granules: clues into the early evolutionary origin of the acidocalcisome

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    2011-10-01

    evolutionary dynamics of these domains support the early origin of the acidocalcisome organelle. In particular, the universality of volutin granules and presence of a functional V-H+PPase domain in the three superkingdoms of life reveals that the acidocalcisomes may have appeared earlier than the divergence of the superkingdoms. This result is remarkable and highlights the possibility that a high degree of cellular compartmentalization could already have been present in the LUCA. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Anthony Poole, Lakshminarayan Iyer and Daniel Kahn

  20. Envelhecimento Bem-Sucedido: Estamos Preparados?/Successful Aging: Are we Prepared?

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    Heloísa Gonçalves Ferreira

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    Full Text Available Não é novidade que o Brasil vivencia um processo de envelhecimento da população, ocasionado principalmente por aumentos na expectativa de vida e quedas nas taxas de natalidade e mortalidade. Estimativas do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE apontam que, em 2050, os indivíduos com 60 anos ou mais serão aproximadamente 30% da população total do país.1 Embora uma parcela dessa população seja capaz de se manter com níveis adequados de qualidade de vida, outra parte significativa sofre de transtornos cognitivos e psicológicos, perda de funcionalidade, doenças crônicas e fatores diversos que afetam a qualidade de vida de forma considerável. Logo, são inúmeras as consequências desse fenômeno demográfico no âmbito da saúde, além dos desdobramentos na conjuntura econômica, política, social e cultural do país. Entretanto, o ponto que pretendo destacar no contexto desse fenômeno refere-se ao que tem sido considerado na literatura científica como envelhecimento bem-sucedido, bem como quanto tal conceito está associado a estilos de vida adotados ao longo de toda a vida. A trajetória do envelhecimento é distinta para os indivíduos e depende da combinação de uma série de fatores biológicos, psicológicos, sociais, culturais e econômicos. Um dos modelos teóricos mais aceitos e difundidos na literatura, para compreender o que seria o envelhecimento bem-sucedido, é o proposto por Rowe e Kahn.2 Esse modelo assume basicamente que o envelhecimento bem-sucedido seria uma combinação dos seguintes três fatores: (1 habilidade de se manterem baixos os riscos para doenças e incapacidades; (2 boa saúde física e mental; e (3 engajamento ativo com a vida. Posteriormente, um quarto fator foi incorporado:3 a importância da espiritualidade positiva, definida como a capacidade de desenvolver uma relação pessoal e internalizada com o sagrado ou o transcendente que não esteja vinculada à raça, etnia, economia

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

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    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

  2. Great 21st century physician ‘One Health’ leader dies. Ronald M. Davis, MD

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    .This tribute was written by Laura Kahn, Bruce Kaplan and Tom Monath and was published on the ‘One Health Initiative’ website (www.onehealthinitiative.com on 8 November 2008.

  3. Di-, tri-, and tetranuclear nickel(II) complexes with oximato bridges: magnetism and catecholase-like activity of two tetranuclear complexes possessing rhombic topology.

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    Das, Lakshmi Kanta; Biswas, Apurba; Kinyon, Jared S; Dalal, Naresh S; Zhou, Haidong; Ghosh, Ashutosh

    2013-10-21

    Oxime-based tridentate Schiff base ligands 3-[2-(diethylamino)ethylimino]butan-2-one oxime (HL(1)) and 3-[3-(dimethylamino)propylimino]butan-2-one oxime (HL(2)) produced the dinuclear complex [Ni2L(1)2](ClO4)2 (1) and trinuclear complex [Ni3(HL(2))3(μ3-O)](ClO4)4·CH3CN (2), respectively, upon reaction with Ni(ClO4)2·6H2O. However, in a slightly alkaline medium, both of the ligands underwent hydrolysis and resulted in tetranuclear complexes [{Ni(deen)(H2O)}2(μ3-OH)2{Ni2(moda)4}](ClO4)2·2CH3CN (3) and [{Ni(dmpn)(CH3CN)2}2(μ3-OH)2{Ni2(moda)4}](ClO4)2·CH3CN (4), where deen = 2-(diethylamino)ethylamine, dmpn = 3-(dimethylamino)-1-propylamine, and modaH = diacetyl monoxime. All four complexes have been structurally characterized. Complex 1 is a centrosymmetric dimer where the square planar nickel(II) atoms are joined solely by the oximato bridges. In complex 2, three square planar nickel atoms form a triangular core through a central oxido (μ3-O) and peripheral oximato bridges. Tetranuclear complexes 3 and 4 consist of four distorted octahedral nickel(II) ions held together in a rhombic chair arrangement by two central μ3-OH and four peripheral oximato bridges. Magnetic susceptibility measurements indicated that dinuclear 1 and trinuclear 2 exhibited diamagnetic behavior, while tetranuclear complexes 3 and 4 were found to have dominant antiferromagnetic intramolecular coupling with concomitant ferromagnetic interactions. Despite its singlet ground state, both 3 and 4 serve as useful examples of Kahn's model for competing spin interactions. High-frequency EPR studies were also attempted, but no signal was detected, likely due to the large energy gap between the ground and first excited state. Complexes 3 and 4 exhibited excellent catecholase-like activity in the aerial oxidation of 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol to the corresponding o-quinone, whereas 1 and 2 did not show such catalytic activity. Kinetic data analyses of this oxidation reaction in acetonitrile

  4. A survey of the spider family Nesticidae (Arachnida, Araneae in Asia and Madagascar, with the description of forty-three new species

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    , 1984. The female of Nesticella connectens Wunderlich, 1995, so far unknown, is described and recorded from Thailand. Nesticidae are reported from Madagascar for the first time. Nesticella nepalensis (Hubert, 1973 is recorded for the first time from China. Types of Nesticella odonta (Chen, 1984, N. songi Chen & Zhu, 2004 and N. yui Wunderlich & Song, 1995 are re-examined and photographed. The entire genus Nesticella is reviewed, and four species groups are recognised. DNA barcodes of the new species are obtained to confirm their correct identifications.

  5. PREFACE: Preface

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    Audoin, Bertrand; Dehoux, Thomas; Guillet, Yannick

    2011-02-01

    and the gala dinner took place in a wine chateau in the medieval village. We hope this experience will remain in the attendees' memories as a pleasant and convivial time. We would like to express our thanks to the members of the organizing committee, the scientific committee, and all our generous sponsors, either institutions or companies, for their help in making this event possible. We would also like to thank the scientists involved for their confidence in our organization, and for their contributions. As unanimously decided by the attendees, the next symposium will be held in Japan, most likely in 2012. The papers published in this volume of the Journal of Physics: Conference Series provide a collection of state-of-the-art and recent advances in research and applications of laser ultrasonics as presented at this second Symposium. Bertrand Audoin - Conference ChairThomas Dehoux - Conference proceedings co-editorYannick Guillet - Conference proceedings co-editor Conference photograph Scientific committee Bertrand AudoinUniversité Bordeaux 1, France Alain BlouinNRC, Canada Christ GlorieuxKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Vitalyi GusevUniversité du Maine, France Peter HessUniversity of Heidelberg, Germany Alexander A KarabutovMoscow State University, Russia Sridhar KrishnaswamyNorthwestern University, USA Humphrey MarisBrown University, USA Jean-Pierre MonchalinNRC, Canada Todd MurrayBoston University, USA Makoto OchiaiToshiba Corp, Japan Menglu QianTongji University, China Daniel RoyerEcole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie, France Hervé TrétoutDassault Aviation, France Hubert VoillaumeEADS, France Oliver B WrightHokkaido University, Japan Shu-yi ZhangNanjing University, China Organizing committee Bertrand AudoinChair Sandrine GuitLocal administrator Christophe Aristégui Thomas Dehoux Evelyne Dewayse Yannick Guillet Armelle Guilloux

  6. The effect of artificial rain on backscattered acoustic signal: first measurements

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    Titchenko, Yuriy; Karaev, Vladimir; Meshkov, Evgeny; Goldblat, Vladimir

    . The estimates of roughness parameters variability during precipitation are obtained. The first measurements of rain influencing on cross section and Doppler spectrum of backscattered acoustic signal was carried out. The obtained results were compared with calculations based on the theoretical model. Acknowledgments. The reported study was supported by RFBR, research project No. 14-05-31517 mol_a. References 1. Bliven Larry, Branger Hubert, Sobieski Piotr, Giovanangeli Jean-Paul, An analysis of scatterometer returns from a water surface agitated by artificial rain : evidence that ring-waves are the mean feature, Intl. Jl. of Remote Sensing, Vol. 14, n 12, 1993, pp. 2315-2329, 1993 2. Sobieski Piotr, Craeye Christophe, Bliven Larry, A Relationship Between Rain Radar Reflectivity and Height Elevation Variance of Ringwaves due to the Impact of Rain on the Sea Surface, Radio Science, AGU, 44, RS3005, 1-20, 2009 3. Weissman, D. E., and M. A. Bourassa, Measurements of the Effect of Rain-induced Sea Surface Roughness on the Satellite Scatterometer Radar Cross Section, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 46, 2882-2894, 2008 4. B. Brumley, La Jolla, E.Terray, B.String, «System and method for measuring wave directional spectrum and wave height», USA Patent N US 2004/0184350 A1,23 September 2004 5. James H. Churchill, Albert J. Plueddemann, Stephen M. Faluotico, «Extracting Wind Sea and Swell from Directional Wave Spectra derived from a bottom-mounted ADCP», Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Technical Report WHOI-2006-13 6. V. Yu. Karaev, M. B. Kanevsky, E. M. Meshkov, Measuring the parameters of sea-surface roughness by underwater acoustic systems: discussion of the device concept, Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics, V. 53, I. 9-10. pp. 569-579, 2011

  7. The Relevance of the Carnivalesque in the Québec Novel

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    Maroussia Ahmed

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    Full Text Available The Bakhtinian concept of space is topological rather than topographic, and encompasses the cosmic, the social and the corporeal; its function in the Québec novel consists in debasing the hierarchical verticality of Lent and of the "official feast." As Carnival is an anti-law,"law" in the Québec novel will be defined as the chronotope of the sacred space (the land or "terre" of Québec in the genre known as the "novel of the land" ("le roman de Ia terre". Until the Second World War, this chronotope transforms an Augustinian political view of the civitas dei into literary proselytism, via the ideology of agricultural messianism. Sanctification implies closure of space and of the text; the "outside" is debased, as is textual "difference," that is, carnivalesque writing as it appears, for example, in La Scouine by Albert Laberge or in Marie Calumet by Rodolphe Girard. During the 1940s, the "introspective novel" (Robert Charbonneau, Robert Elie, Robert Choquette also connotes the "upper" euphorically and the "lower" dysphorically, but at this historical point as a function of the sanctification of the individual according to a Thomist hierarchy. The quest of the hero can be seen as the ascent of a vertical ladder of time/space/society/values. The novel of the 1960s takes on a carnivalesque air: former sacred spaces are diminished in number and importance or are debased; new spaces appear where the body communicates with other bodies and the world. The space of knowledge is not God, but the land. Novels of this period (by M.C. Blais, R. Carrier, A. Hébert are constructed around two paradigms according to a Manichean view of the world, and bear a great predictability, thus leading to a new set of "upside down" cliches. The carnivalesque multiple is completely realized in Hubert Aquin's first two novels. Space ceases to bear meaning other than as a metaphor for horizontal kinetic writing. The text becomes the open space of a continuous game between

  8. Sustainable mobility in Lyon: should we hang private car drivers?

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    Thomas Buhler

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Incriminated for negative externalities such as both local and global pollution, noise, sealing extension or public space high consumption, private cars have been perceived as a factor of un-sustainable mobility since the early 80’s by urban planners and designers. In the new paradigm of the so-called “sustainable city” urban planners and designers target now a modification of social behaviour and particularly social mobility practices. The production of transport alternatives and restrictions to automobiles in city centres through car-parking limitations and fare systems as developed in urban mobility plans (Plans de Déplacements Urbains are unfortunately too weak to generate a modal shift ripple-effect in French cities. Considering the last issue of the French national institute of statistics and economic studies’ survey (Hubert, 2009 the modal-share in favour of car-transit remains the same for the period of time between 1994 and 2008 for the biggest French cities, in spite of steady efforts for the development of public transportation alternatives such as the diffusion of the tramway’s comeback (from Grenoble 1986, to Dijon 2013. According to a series of relatively recent research papers (Kaufmann, 2002 ; Lefevre & Offner, 1990 focused on the “economically irrational” behaviour of the majority of private-car drivers concerning the question of modal shift, a research framework has been developed. This frameworks specially focuses on the disconnect between the rationalities of resistant car-driver’s social mobility practices in the metropolitan space, compared to the rationale of urban mobility masterplans has, assuming that user’s “tactics” answer planner’s “strategies” (De Certeau, 1990. This approach of identifying this disconnect between rationalities in planning and rationalities in social practices in the urban mobility context is aimed to extend to the complex perception of urban environments by car

  9. Sustainable mobility in Lyon: should we hang private car drivers?

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    Thomas Buhler

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Incriminated for negative externalities such as both local and global pollution, noise, sealing extension or public space high consumption, private cars have been perceived as a factor of un-sustainable mobility since the early 80’s by urban planners and designers. In the new paradigm of the so-called “sustainable city” urban planners and designers target now a modification of social behaviour and particularly social mobility practices. The production of transport alternatives and restrictions to automobiles in city centres through car-parking limitations and fare systems as developed in urban mobility plans (Plans de Déplacements Urbains are unfortunately too weak to generate a modal shift ripple-effect in French cities. Considering the last issue of the French national institute of statistics and economic studies’ survey (Hubert, 2009 the modal-share in favour of car-transit remains the same for the period of time between 1994 and 2008 for the biggest French cities, in spite of steady efforts for the development of public transportation alternatives such as the diffusion of the tramway’s comeback (from Grenoble 1986, to Dijon 2013. According to a series of relatively recent research papers (Kaufmann, 2002 ; Lefevre & Offner, 1990 focused on the “economically irrational” behaviour of the majority of private-car drivers concerning the question of modal shift, a research framework has been developed. This frameworks specially focuses on the disconnect between the rationalities of resistant car-driver’s social mobility practices in the metropolitan space, compared to the rationale of urban mobility masterplans has, assuming that user’s “tactics” answer planner’s “strategies” (De Certeau, 1990. This approach of identifying this disconnect between rationalities in planning and rationalities in social practices in the urban mobility context is aimed to extend to the complex perception of urban environments by car

  10. Speleothem Mg-isotope time-series data from different climate belts

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    Riechelmann, S.; Buhl, D.; Richter, D. K.; Schröder-Ritzrau, A.; Riechelmann, D. F. C.; Niedermayr, A.; Vonhof, H. B.; Wassenburg, J.; Immenhauser, A.

    2012-04-01

    Speleothem Mg-isotope time-series data from different climate belts Sylvia Riechelmann (1), Dieter Buhl(1), Detlev K. Richter (1), Andrea Schröder-Ritzrau (2), Dana F.C. Riechelmann (3), Andrea Niedermayr (1), Hubert B. Vonhof (4) , Jasper Wassenburg (1), Adrian Immenhauser (1) (1) Ruhr-University Bochum, Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Universitätsstraße 150, D-44801 Bochum, Germany (2) Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany (3) Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Institute of Geography, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 21, D-55128 Mainz, Germany (4) Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands The Magnesium isotope proxy in Earth surface research is still underexplored. Recently, field and laboratory experiments have shed light on the complex suite of processes affecting Mg isotope fractionation in continental weathering systems. Magnesium-isotope fractionation in speleothems depends on a series of factors including biogenic activity and composition of soils, mineralogy of hostrock, changes in silicate versus carbonate weathering ratios, water residence time in the soil and hostrock and disequilibrium factors such as the precipitation rate of calcite in speleothems. Furthermore, the silicate (here mainly Mg-bearing clays) versus carbonate weathering ratio depends on air temperature and rainfall amount, also influencing the soil biogenic activity. It must be emphasized that carbonate weathering is generally dominant, but under increasingly warm and more arid climate conditions, silicate weathering rates increase and release 26Mg-enriched isotopes to the soil water. Furthermore, as shown in laboratory experiments, increasing calcite precipitation rates lead to elevated delta26Mg ratios and vice versa. Here, data from six stalagmite time-series Mg-isotope records (Thermo Fisher Scientific Neptune MC-ICP-MS) are shown. Stalagmites

  11. A study on impact of Job role stressors on Frontline employee role performance towards the customers

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    Full Text Available Rapid developments in the Indian Economy post-liberalization in 1991 have prompted institutions like the World Bank to forecast that India would be the fourth largest economy in the world by 2020 (Budhwar and Bhatnagar, 2009. Following globalization this has attracted a large numbers of foreign investors and companies to India. HRM in India has evolved as a specialised function (Budhwar and Bhatnagar, 2009. According to Budhwar and Bhatnagar, 2009 India had a long history of labour legislation and industrial relations and there are many challenges to the HRM systems in India, due to the diverse nature of India’s society which is marked by regional, sectoral, socio-cultural and political variation. In such a climate it is extremely difficult to have a uniform HR system. According to Wheatherly and Tansik (1993 employees have to deal with the demands from superiors as well as the needs and wishes of customers. Because of such a boundary spanning role, the retail frontline employees are in dilemma whether to customize the retail services as per customers needs or to obey the organizational guidelines and procedures (Bitner, 1990. This dilemma often leads to job role stress. There are different types of job role stress (Pareek, 1993 of these the research under study deals with the two job role stressors prominent in retail industry job role conflict and job role ambiguity ( Kahn et.al, 1964. According to Heskett et al. (2003 front line employee’s behavior and perception affects the customer satisfaction and intent of buying behavior which in turn have impact on service productivity. There have been many studies conducted on job role stress and its impact on employee job performance but hardly any with respect to organized Indian retail sector.In the prior research studies it can be noted that employee point of view is hardly taken into consideration. Hence as an attempt to fill in this gap the research focuses on understanding how job role

  12. Screening and detection of delirium in older ED patients: performance of the modified Confusion Assessment Method for the Emergency Department (mCAM-ED). A two-step tool.

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    Hasemann, Wolfgang; Grossmann, Florian F; Stadler, Rahel; Bingisser, Roland; Breil, Dieter; Hafner, Martina; Kressig, Reto W; Nickel, Christian H

    2017-12-30

    Delirium is frequent in older Emergency Department (ED) patients, but detection rates for delirium in the ED are low. To aid in identifying delirium, we developed and implemented a two-step systematic delirium screening and assessment tool in our ED: the modified Confusion Assessment Method for the Emergency Department (mCAM-ED). Components of the mCAM-ED include: (1) screening for inattention, the main feature of delirium, which was performed with the Months Backwards Test (MBT); (2) delirium assessment based on a structured interview with questions from the Mental Status Questionnaire by Kahn et al. and the Comprehension Test by Hart et al. The aims of our study are (1) to investigate the performance criteria of the mCAM-ED tool in a consecutive sample of older ED patients, (2) to evaluate the performance of the mCAM-ED in patients with and without dementia and (3) to test whether this tool is efficient in keeping evaluation time to a minimum and reducing screening and assessment burden on the patient. For this prospective validation study, we recruited a consecutive sample of ED patients aged 65 and older during an 11-day period in November 2015. Trained nurses assessed patients with the mCAM-ED. Results were compared to the reference standard [i.e. the geriatricians' delirium diagnosis based on the criteria of the Text Revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)]. Performance criteria were computed. We included 286 consecutive ED patients aged 65 and older. The median age was 80.02 (Q1 = 72.15; Q3 = 86.76), 58.7% of included patients were female, 14.3% had dementia. We found a delirium prevalence of 7.0%. In patients with dementia, specificity and positive likelihood ratio were lower. When compared to the reference standard, delirium assessment with the mCAM-ED has a 0.98 specificity and a 39.9 positive likelihood ratio. In 80.0% of all cases, the first step of the mCAM-ED, i.e. screening for inattention with the MBT

  13. The effects of student-level and classroom-level factors on elementary students' science achievement in five countries

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    Kaya, Sibel

    needed. For all the countries investigated, with the exception of Singapore, the between-class variance was much smaller than the within-class variance. Japan had the smallest variation in science achievement among classrooms which indicates the homogeneity across classrooms in Japan. Increasing awareness and knowledge of gender neutral instructional techniques, providing a non-threatening, rich and supportive environment for both genders in classrooms by elementary teachers are to be encouraged. To improve students' self beliefs about science, it is recommended that teachers model science activities and accommodate students' needs and abilities (Bandura, 1997; Britner & Pajares, 2006). Schools and teachers are recommended to develop a successful home-school partnership for improved student learning and positive attitudes toward science (Eccles & Harold, 1996; Epstein & Salinas, 2004). Furthermore, developing a knowledge base for teachers regarding the influences of classroom and school composition is highlighted (Honig, Kahne, & McLaughlin, 2001; Murrel, 2001). At the classroom- and school-level, policy efforts could focus on the distribution of educational resources (Condron & Roscigno, 2003; Goesling, 2003) to compensate for poor family background.

  14. Accretion-powered Compact Binaries

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    Mauche, Christopher W.

    2003-12-01

    Preface; The workshop logo; A short history of the CV workshop F. A. Córdova; Part I. Observations: 1. Low mass x-ray binaries A. P. Cowley, P. C. Schmidtke, D. Crampton, J. B. Hutchings, C. A. Haswell, E. L. Robinson, K. D. Horne, H. M. Johnston, S. R. Kulkarni, S. Kitamoto, X. Han, R. M. Hjellming, R. M. Wagner, S. L. Morris, P. Hertz, A. N. Parmar, L. Stella, P. Giommi, P. J. Callanan, T. Naylor, P. A. Charles, C. D. Bailyn, J. N. Imamura, T. Steiman-Cameron, J. Kristian, J. Middleditch, L. Angelini and J. P. Noris; 2. Nonmagnetic cataclysmic variables R. S. Polidan, C. W. Mauche, R. A. Wade, R. H. Kaitchuck, E. M. Schlegel, P. A. Hantzios, R. C. Smith, J. H. Wood, F. Hessman, A. Fiedler, D. H. P. Jones, J. Casares, P. A. Charles, J. van Paradijs, E. Harlaftis, T. Naylor, G. Sonneborn, B. J. M. Hassall, K. Horne, C. A. la Dous, A. W. Shafter, N. A. Hawkins, D. A. H. Buckley, D. J. Sullivan, F. V. Hessman, V. S. Dhillon, T. R. Marsh, J. Singh, S. Seetha, F. Giovannelli, A. Bianchini, E. M. Sion, D. J. Mullan, H. L. Shipman, G. Machin, P. J. Callanan, S. B. Howell, P. Szkody, E. M. Schlegel and R. F. Webbink; 3. Magnetic cataclysmic variables C. Hellier, K. O. Mason, C. W. Mauche, G. S. Miller, J. C. Raymond, F. K. Lamb, J. Patterson, A. J. Norton, M. G. Watson, A. R. King, I. M. McHardy, H. Lehto, J. P. Osborne, E. L. Robinson, A. W. Shafter, S. Balachandran, S. R. Rosen, J. Krautter, W. Buchholz, D. A. H. Buckley, I. R. Tuoly, D. Crampton, B. Warner, R. M. Prestage, B. N. Ashoka, M. Mouchet, J. M. Bonnet-Bidaud, J. M. Hameury, P. Szkody, P. Garnavich, S. Howell, T. Kii, M. Cropper, K. Mason, J. Bailey, D. T. Wickramasinghe, L. Ferrario, K. Beuermann, A. D. Schwope, H.-C. Thomas, S. Jordan, J. Schachter, A. V. Filippenko, S. M. Kahn, F. B. S. Paerels, K. Mukai, M. L. Edgar, S. Larsson, R. F. Jameson, A. R. King, A. Silber, R. Remillard, H. Bradt, M. Ishida, T. Ohashi and G. D. Schmidt; Part II. Accretion Theory: 4. Nonmagnetic W. Kley, F. Geyer, H. Herold, H

  15. Evidence for smaller extents of the northwestern Greenland Ice Sheet and North Ice Cap during the Holocene

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    Kelly, M. A.; Osterberg, E. C.; Axford, Y.; Bigl, M.; Birkel, S. D.; Corbett, L. B.; Roy, E. P.; Thompson, J. T.; Whitecloud, S.

    2013-12-01

    The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) and local glaciers on Greenland are responding dynamically to warming temperatures with widespread retreat. GRACE satellite data (e.g., Kahn et al., 2010) and the Petermann Glacier calving events document the recent expansion of ice loss into northwestern Greenland. To improve the ability to estimate future ice loss in a warming climate, we are developing records of the response of the northwestern Greenlandic cryosphere to Holocene climatic conditions, with a focus on past warm periods. Our ongoing research includes analyses of glacial geology, sub-fossil vegetation, lake sediment cores, chironomid assemblages and ice cores combined with glaciological modeling. To constrain past ice extents that were as small as, or smaller than, at present, we recovered sub-fossil vegetation exposed at the receding margins of the GrIS and North Ice Cap (NIC) in the Nunatarssuaq region (~76.7°N, 67.4°W) and of the GrIS near Thule (~76.5°N, 68.7°W). We present vegetation types and radiocarbon ages of 30 plant samples collected in August 2012. In the Nunatarssuaq region, five ages of in situ (rooted) vegetation including Polytrichum moss, Saxifraga nathorstii and grasses located Saxifraga oppositafolia and grasses from ~1-5 m inboard of the NIC margin (excavated from beneath ice) range from ~50 to 310 cal yr BP. The growth of these plants occurred when the GrIS and NIC were at least as small as at present and their ages suggest that ice advances occurred in the last 50-120 yrs. In addition to the in situ samples, we collected plants from well-preserved ground material exposed along shear planes in the GrIS margins. In Nunatarssuaq, two Polytrichum mosses rooted in ground material and exposed along a shear plane in the GrIS margin date to 4680 and 4730 cal yr BP. Near Thule, three ages of Salix arctica rooted in ground material and exposed along a shear plane in the GrIS are ~170-390 cal yr BP. Four ages of plant fragments within ice in a shear

  16. Las atarazanas de Sevilla: entre la construcción y la arquitectura

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    Molino Barrero, Julia

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The architect Louis Kahn frequently said that a room, understood as an inhabitable shape, was the basic element of architecture, and the latter consisted of an «association of rooms». It is possible to state that in the Atarazanas, or shipyards, the room takes the shape of a nave and its architecture is basically the result of the juxtaposition of seventeen large naves, 100 meters long by 10 meters wide and 10 meters in height, the roof of which presumably was a wooden structure similar to that of a mosque.Our participation in the Atarazanas was limited to the area made up of the first seven naves.First we proceeded to uncover the space totally by eliminating the different layers and structures that little by little had concealed it, in order to obtain a complete manifestation of the structural space.The building process meant a determined initial step towards restoring the unusual spaciousness of this construction of a sculptural nature, with our suggestion to in the future recover the genuine magnitude of one of the naves by removing all the filler.Our second step was directed towards opening the building to the public. This allowed us to try processes and materials to equip the structure with the necessary elements to prepare it for a generic habitability whatever its future use might be. The third step we proposed and undertook focused on turning the former artillery foundry into a new hall, called the «Artillery Foundry Hall». The aim was to condition the room equipping it with a new roof adapted to acoustic, lighting and comfort requirements, and closing the arches without losing their identity nor the perceptual continuity of the entire building.Seville is a place with hot summers and damp winters. It was necessary to ventilate and equip the hall with air conditioning as well as heating. The air conditioning was laid out on the spine of the roof and flows back beneath the seating connected to and reutilizing the old chimney

  17. Book Review:

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    Stewart, J. M.

    2006-02-01

    contributed a long research paper, Future Complete U(1) Symmetric Einsteinian Spacetimes, the Unpolarized Case. There is a non-linear stability theorem due to her and Vincent Moncrief in which spacetime is of the form M × R where M is a circle bundle over a compact orientable surface of genus >1 and the 4-metric admits a Killing symmetry along the spacelike circular fibres. The new result removes the polarization condition, i.e., the orthogonality of the fibres to quotient 3-manifolds. This is a classic example of how to derive results in this field. It is also available, in full, on the DVD. The article Group Actions on Lorentz Spaces, Mathematical Aspects: A Survey, contributed by Thierry Barbot and Abdelghani Zeghib, extends the second author's school presentation on the classification of large isometry groups of Lorentz manifolds, which brings together comprehensively material of surprising diversity, well worth a perusal. Robert Bartnik and Jim Isenberg have contributed a brilliant review of The Constraint Equations, greatly extending the first author's one hour school presentation. This is a worthy successor to the landmark survey of James W York, 26 years earlier. There is a survey of systems of partial differential equations which admit an initial value formulation up to gauge diffeomorphisms by Robert Geroch entitled Gauge, Diffeomorphisms, Initial-Value Formulation, Etc, which appears to be a reworking and update of an earlier review by the author. The school presentation is very nearly the same as the book version. Hubert Bray presented a trio of lectures on global inequalities at the summer school. These have been expanded into a review The Penrose Inequality, with a second author Piotr Chrusciel, which deals with its generalization as the Riemannian Penrose inequality. It is very satisfying to see an information flow from general relativity to Riemannian geometry! In Future Complete Vacuum Spacetimes, Lars Andersson and Vincent Moncrief contribute a global

  18. Obituary: Gerald S. Hawkins, 1928-2003

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    Krupp, Edwin C.

    2003-12-01

    weaknesses in Lockyer's analysis of the Great Temple of Amun Re at Karnak and formulated a new astronomical interpretation he supported with relevant hieroglyphic inscriptions. His field survey of the giant ground drawings near the Ingenio Valley in the south coastal desert of Peru, sponsored by the National Geography Society, convinced him that the geoglyphs are not astronomically oriented. The impact of Hawkins's work also reached informal science education. Major planetaria in North America produced and presented programs that simulated ancient skies and immersed audiences in the alignments and events Hawkins had spotlighted. Archaeoastronomy evolved in response to his trailblazing inquiries and eventually commanded the interest of a variety of academic disciplines, including archaeology, anthropology, art history, history of religions, and more. Hawkins wrote two more books on this theme, "Mindsteps to the Cosmos" (1983) and "Stonehenge, Earth and Sky" (2004, with Hubert Allen). Altogether he wrote 11 books and his first book, "Splendor in the Sky", appeared in 1961. During his career he authored 150 papers. Born on 20 April 1928, in Great Yarmouth, England, Gerald S. Hawkins, like many professional astronomers, was allied to astronomy as a child. When he discovered astronomy in elementary school, he obtained books on it from the public library. In 1939, during World War II, he was relocated inland, along with many children living on the English coast, away from the German bombing. Settled in Nottingham for the war's duration, he joined the local astronomy club as a teenager and systematically observed meteors. He later attended Nottingham University, which granted him a Bachelor of Science in physics (1949). He also collected a subsidiary degree in mathematics from London University. Continuing his study at Manchester University, under Sir Bernard Lovell, he collaborated on the discovery of daytime meteor streams, and he received a PhD in radio astronomy in 1952. Two

  19. A reevaluation of the lineage development of Pararotalia and Praepararotalia including new material from the Rupelian of the southern Upper Rhine Graben

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    Pirkenseer, C.; Spezzaferri, S.

    2009-04-01

    in Brazilian coastal and paralic environments. - Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 31, 2: 152-163. HOTTINGER, L., HALICZ, E. & REISS, Z. (1991): The foraminiferal genera Pararotalia, Neorotalia, and Calcarina: taxonomic revision. - Journal of Paleontology, 65, 1: 18-33. LIU, C., OLSSON, R. K. & HUBERT, B. T. (1998): A benthic paleohabitat for Praepararotalia gen. nov. and Antarcticella Loeblich and Tappan. - Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 28, 1: 3-18. MANCIN, N., PIRINI, C. & LANFRANCHINI, P.L. (2000): New species of Pararotalia LE CALVEZ, in Pliocene sediments of the Lower Valsesia and Western Liguria. - Bollettina della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 39, 3: 341-350. PIRKENSEER, C. (2007): Foraminifera, Ostracoda and other microfossils of the Southern Upper Rhine Graben - Palaeoecology, biostratigraphy, palaeogeography and geodynamic implications. - PhD thesis: 340p, Fribourg.

  20. Book Reviews

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    , Bernard Juillerat, Les enfants du sang: Société, reproduction et imaginaire en Nouvelle-Guinée, Paris: Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 1986, 569 pp. - M.A. Kagenaar, Aart G. Broek, Het Zilt van de Passaten; Caribische Letteren van Verzet; Essays. Haarlem: In de Knipscheer, 1988; 186 pp. - Peter Meel, Ben Scholtens, Louis Doedel, Surinaams vakbondsleider van het eerste uur; Een bronnenpublikatie. Paramaribo: Anton de Kom Universiteit van Suriname. 1987. 141 p. - Peter Meel, Nico Wijnen et al., A. de Kom, zijn strijd en ideeën, Amsterdam: Sranan Buku, 1989. 130 pp. - D.C. Mulder, A.A. Yewangoe, Theologia Crucis in Asia, Amsterdam, 1987. 352 pp. - Rien Ploeg, H.J.M. Claessen, Bronnen van macht; Over het gebruik van bronnen in het onderzoek naar de vroege staat, Leiden: ICA, 1987. 159 pp., J.G. Oosten (eds. - Rien Ploeg, H.J.M. Claessen, Over de politiek denkende en handelende mens; Een inleiding in de politieke antropologie, Assen/Maastricht: Van Gorcum, 1988. 168 pp. - Harry A. Poeze, L.F. Jansen, In deze halve gevangenis; Dagboek van mr dr L.F. Jansen, Batavia/Djakarta 1942-1945; Bezorgd en geannoteerd door G.J. Knaap. Franeker: Van Wijnen, 1988, liv + 447 p. - Franois Raillon, William H. Frederick, Visions and heat; The making of the Indonesian revolution, Athens: Ohio University Press, 1989. 339 pp. - Reimar Schefold, Barbara Lüem, Wir sind wie der Berg, lächelnd aber stark: Eine studie zur ethnischen indentität der Tenggeresen in Ostjava, Basel: Ethnologisches Seminar der Universität und Museum für Völkerkunde. Distributed by Wepf & Co. AG Verlag, 1988, 243 pp.; ill. - J.W. Schoorl, J. van Baal, Ontglipt verleden; Verhaal van mijn jaren in een wereld die voorbijging, deel I, Tot 1947: Indisch bestuursambtenaar in vrede en oorlog; deel II, Leven in verandering: 1947-1958, Franeker: Wever. 1986, 510 pp., resp. 1989, 616 pp. - I. Serpenti, Miriam Kahn, Always hungry - Never greedy; Food and the expression of gender in a Melanesian society