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  1. NGO Duties in Relation to Human Rights

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    Philips, J.P.M.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/298979446

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates the moral duties that human rights NGOs, such as Amnesty International, and development NGOs, such as Oxfam, have in relation to human rights – especially in relation to the human right to a decent standard of living. The mentioned NGOs are powerful new agents on the global

  2. NGO Duties in Relation to Human Rights

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    Philips, J.P.M.

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates the moral duties that human rights NGOs, such as Amnesty International, and development NGOs, such as Oxfam, have in relation to human rights – especially in relation to the human right to a decent standard of living. The mentioned NGOs are powerful new agents on the global s

  3. Human Trafficking and Education: A Qualitative Case Study of Two NGO Programs in Thailand

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    Spires, Robert Weber

    2012-01-01

    In this qualitative, ethnographic case study, I examine two Thai NGO shelters/schools working with human trafficking survivors and at-risk populations of children ages 5-18. The two NGOs had a residential component, meaning that children live at the shelter, and an educational component, meaning that children are taught academic and vocational…

  4. Type III methyltransferase M.NgoAX from Neisseria gonorrhoeae FA1090 regulates biofilm formation and human cell invasion

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    Agnieszka eKwiatek

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the etiological factor of the sexually transmitted gonorrhea disease that may lead, under specific conditions, to systemic infections. The gonococcal genome encodes many Restriction Modification (RM systems, which main biological role is to defend the pathogen from potentially harmful foreign DNA. However, RM systems seem also to be involved in several other functions. In this study, we examined the effect of inactivation the N. gonorrhoeae FA1090 ngo0545 gene encoding M.NgoAX methyltransferase on the global gene expression, biofilm formation, interactions with human epithelial host cells and overall bacterial growth. Expression microarrays showed at least a two-fold deregulation of a total of 121 genes in the NgoAX knock-out mutant compared to the wt strain under standard grow conditions. As determined by the assay with crystal violet, the NgoAX knock-out strain formed a slightly larger biofilm biomass per cell than the wt strain (OD570/600 = 13.8  2.24 and 9.35  2.06, respectively. SCLM observations showed that the biofilm formed by the gonococcal ngo0545 gene mutant is more relaxed and dispersed than the one formed by the wt strain. Thickness of the biofilm formed by both strains was 48.3 (14.9 µm for the mutant and 28.6 (4.0 µm for the wt. This more relaxed feature of the biofilm in respect to adhesion and bacterial interactions seems advantageous for pathogenesis of the NgoAX-deficient gonococci at the stage of human epithelial cell invasion. Indeed, the overall adhesion of mutant bacterial cells to human cells was lower than adhesion of the wt gonococci (adhesion index = 0.672 ( 0.2 and 2.15 ( 1.53, respectively; yet, a higher number of mutant than wt bacteria were found inside the Hec-1-B epithelial cells (invasion index = 3.38 ( 0.93  105 for mutant and 4.67 ( 3.09  104 for the wt strain. These results indicate that NgoAX-deficient cells have lower ability to attach to human cells

  5. Supporting Info

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Supporting Info. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Washington , J., and T. Jenkins. Abiotic Hydrolysis of Fluorotelomer-Based Polymers as a...

  6. Provider Info

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — General information on currently active nursing homes, including number of certified beds, quality measure scores, staffing and other information used in the...

  7. Info Nymphos

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    Erika Biddle

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This article investigates new forms of social control and the transformation of subjectivities made manifest in technological advances in networked media and human-computer interaction (HCI. A selection of contemporary social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and online porn, are used to examine how modes of performativity and participation on the Internet are put to work as evolving forms of networked control. In particular, the paper examines how haptic forms of connecting with others online co-evolve with the Internet’s capacity to control at a distance.

  8. NGO field workers in Pakistan

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    Muhammad Haroon SIDDIQUE

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available NGOs came into the society in their present form after World War II and more precisely in 1960s. Before that also different forms of philanthropy existed. Like elsewhere in the world, in Pakistan also state and the market were the two sectors catering for different needs of the people. When foreign funding started coming into the poor countries, the channel of NGOs was considered more appropriate including the fact they had roots in the society and the benefit could reach the far flung areas. NGO field workers are the real actors in the NGOs’ activities but sadly the NGOs those raise the slogans of working for the destitute do not bother to facilitate the NGO field workers. Eventually the NGO field workers are facing problems of job insecurity, poor salary structure, unhealthy working environment and even harassment especially in case of women NGO field workers in Pakistan

  9. NGO Work Committee Visits Beijing

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    1994-01-01

    ON June 27, 19 members of the Work Committee of the UN FWCW’s 1995 NGO Forum on Women arrived in Beijing. During their five-day visit in the capital they talked with representatives from the host country about preparations for the forum, the meeting place, facilities and other relevant matters. Huang Qizao, Vice-Chairperson of the FWCW’s China Organizing Committee, Committee Director of the NGO Forum and

  10. Vessel Arrival Info - Legacy

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Vessel Arrival Info is a spreadsheet that gets filled out during the initial stage of the debriefing process by the debriefer. It contains vessel name, trip...

  11. Central Asian Republic Info

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    US Agency for International Development — CAR Info is designed and managed by the Central Asian Republic Mission to fill in the knowledge and reporting gaps in existing agency systems for that Mission. It...

  12. Info@performance

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    Jespersen, Kristina Risom

    2003-01-01

    The design of interactive methods for collecting can benefit from the Web-technology. Info@performance.NPD illustrate the combination of experimental design, role-playing and a scenario build on Web-based technology. Having created a simulation of a new product development process, Info@performance.......NPD is an example of how data collection can be done through the Internet. The opportunities of combining several methodological designs with aid of Web-technology are unlimited....

  13. The Thatung in Cap Ngo Meh (Lantern Festival Ritual In Hakka Society in Singkawang, West Kalimantan-Indonesia

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    M. Ikhsan Tanggok

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Cap Ngo Meh and Thatung are two things that cannot be separated from the life of Hakka people in Singkawang. In each Cap Ngo Meh festival, the performance of Thatung is a must. Cap Ngo Meh festival would not be completed if there was no performance of Thatung. Thatung can help humans and otherwise humans also have to give gifts to him. Therefore,Thatung is a special performance in Cap Ngo Meh festival in Singkawang.The main purpose of this paper is to show the relationship between Thatung performance and Cap Ngo Meh festival in Singkawang. The function of Thatung performance in Cap Ngo Meh festival in Singkawang is not only to repel evil spirits that may affect humans, but also to promote economics, improving of popularity himself and tourism in Singkawang.DOI: 10.15408/ref.v13i5.918

  14. The Main Activities and Features of NGO in 2003

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    ZhuLingling; YanMoufeng

    2004-01-01

    In 2003, activities of non-governmental organizations(NGO) were increasing. The international community paid more and more attention to the rolep layed by NGO. The cooperation among NGO was strengthening. Governments of all countries supported the activities of NGO conditionally and at the same time, took advantage of the activities held by NGO to serve their foreign policies.

  15. InfoSound

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    Sonnenwald, Diane H.; Gopinath, B.; Haberman, Gary O.

    1990-01-01

    The authors explore ways to enhance users' comprehension of complex applications using music and sound effects to present application-program events that are difficult to detect visually. A prototype system, Infosound, allows developers to create and store musical sequences and sound effects...... helped users detect rapid, multiple-event sequences that were difficult to visually detect using text and graphical interfaces. The authors describe the architecture of InfoSound, the use of the system, and the lessons learned....... with application events, and have real-time, continuous auditory control of sounds during application execution. InfoSound has been used to create auditory interfaces for two applications: a telephone network service simulation and a parallel computation simulation. The auditory interfaces in these applications...

  16. InfoSound

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    Sonnenwald, Diane H.; Gopinath, B.; Haberman, Gary O.

    1990-01-01

    The authors explore ways to enhance users' comprehension of complex applications using music and sound effects to present application-program events that are difficult to detect visually. A prototype system, Infosound, allows developers to create and store musical sequences and sound effects...... helped users detect rapid, multiple-event sequences that were difficult to visually detect using text and graphical interfaces. The authors describe the architecture of InfoSound, the use of the system, and the lessons learned....

  17. NGO在中国人权事业进步中的作用%The function of NGO in the progress in China's Human Rights Cause

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    黎尔平

    2006-01-01

    NGO在人权领域中的作用应得到充分的认可.目前,NGO在第二、三代人权领域发挥着积极的作用,特别是在中国扶贫事业中,NGO发挥着巨大的作用.事实上,扶贫便是最大的人权保护,从事扶贫工作的NGO也就属于广义上的人权NGO.未来中国NGO可以渐进式地向第一代人权领域扩展,努力为中国人权事业的进步作出更大的贡献.

  18. Indicators of NGO Security in Afghanistan

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    2004-12-14

    in Afghanistan. Goodhand argues it will take more than just military action. Hoffman, Peter and Larry Minear. ed. NGO Policy Dialogue XI...http://hwproject.tufts.edu/new/pdf/Report11.pdf. Update to proceedings NGO Policy Dialogue XI: Afghanistan Revisited, Report 11. Proc

  19. Women NGO's and Women Empowerment in

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    psychology, political and legal circumstances of women. Women NGO's ... directed the searchlight on a variety of issues affecting the status of women in the society. .... marginalization of women in this domain still remains. Some of the ...

  20. Parallel NGO networks for HIV control: risks and opportunities for NGO contracting.

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    Zaidi, Shehla; Gul, Xaher; Nishtar, Noureen Aleem

    2012-12-27

    Policy measures for preventive and promotive services are increasingly reliant on contracting of NGOs. Contracting is a neo-liberal response relying on open market competition for service delivery tenders. In contracting of health services a common assumption is a monolithic NGO market. A case study of HIV control in Pakistan shows that in reality the NGO market comprises of parallel NGO networks having widely different service packages, approaches and agendas. These parallel networks had evolved over time due to vertical policy agendas. Contracting of NGOs for provision of HIV services was faced with uneven capacities and turf rivalries across both NGO networks. At the same time contracting helped NGO providers belonging to different clusters to move towards standardized service delivery for HIV prevention. Market based measures such as contracting need to be accompanied with wider policy measures that facilitate in bringing NGOs groups to a shared understanding of health issues and responses.

  1. NGO 'S ROLE IN SOCIAL ECONOMY

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    MARIANA CLAUDIA MUNGIU-PUPĂZAN

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to be a company - NGO relationship analysis and points out that a company can find its strategic stakeholders among non - profit organizations. In world practice social responsibility is spoken frequently about the collaboration between the business sector and non - profit. At the international level, NGOs are one of the most important dialogue partners of the business sector. In Romania, NGOs are often seen as something always require organizations that sponsor or if you want to do exercises image. On the one hand NGOs are wondering what to do to see their sponsored projects, although according to modern definitions, sponsorship does not really have much in common with corporate social. On the other hand companies are trying to answer the question "who are strategic stakeholders". Their proactive involvement of the stakeholders helps to cultivate relationships that can provide a competitive advantage especially in times of crisis. Like any business, stakeholder engagement has a number of constraints: requires time, financial and human resources dedicated to rely on a continuous process of monitoring and may require. Moreover, if not properly planned and implemented, could damage relations between the company and stakeholders

  2. HIV-related stigma and NGO-isation in India: a historico-empirical analysis.

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    Nambiar, Devaki

    2012-06-01

    In response to World Bank critiques in 2007, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare declared that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related stigma was a barrier to the participation of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the implementation of HIV prevention targeted interventions. Taking a deeper view of HIV-related stigma as a historically inflected process of devaluation, this article details the history and transformation of NGO involvement in the HIV epidemic from 1986 through economic liberalisation in the 1990s up to the Second National AIDS Control Programme (NACP II 1999-2006). It additionally examines findings from interviews and participant observation of NGO workers (N = 24) from four targeted intervention NGOs in Delhi funded under NACP II. Analysis reveals that a second wave of HIV-related NGO involvement has mushroomed in the past two decades, affording NGO workers multiple pathways to credibility in the Indian response to the epidemic. Contradictions embedded in the overlap of these pathways produce stigma, reflecting 'adverse incorporation' of the NGO workers. Drawing upon noteworthy exceptions to this trend from the first wave of Indian HIV-related NGOs, the article calls for NGO participation as an explicitly political project of addressing the social inequalities that shape stigma as well as vulnerability to illness writ large.

  3. The Work of Ngo Bao Chau

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    Hales, Thomas C

    2010-01-01

    In August 2010, Ngo Bao Chau was awarded a Fields Medal for his deep work relating the Hitchin fibration to the Arthur-Selberg trace formula, and in particular for his proof of the Fundamental Lemma for Lie algebras. This article gives a brief introduction to his work for a general mathematical audience.

  4. NGO Forum on Women, Beijing’95

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    1996-01-01

    The ten-day NGO Forum was held at over one-hundred meeting places in Huairou. a scenic suburb of Beijing. Over 30,000 participants from around the world gathered there and held more than 5,000 workshops, panels and sessions covering a variety of themes, including the econorny. governance and politics, legal rights, education, health, the environment science and technology.

  5. A talk on the relationships between libraries and NGO%略谈图书馆NGO

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    王华芳

    2004-01-01

    NGO即非政府组织的英文缩写.文章介绍了与图书馆相关的NGO--中国图书馆学会、数字图书馆国际论坛和中国高等学校数字图书馆联盟以及青年志愿者组织等,并试图从图书馆的角度来阐释NGO.

  6. Information Theory for Human Settlements Research and Its Info-spectrum Images System%人居环境研究的信息论科学基础及其图谱意象系统

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    汪洋; 赵万民

    2012-01-01

    According to the inner requirements of systemic and integration for humansettlements research, this paper interpreted the human settlement study contents and process from the perspective of Information theory on the basis of Information theory, the Sciences of Human Settlement, Geo-Info Spectrum theory and City Image theory. With epistemology logic of the Image of the City theory, it puts forward the concept of "The Images of Human Settlement Environment" and "The Info-spectrum System of Human Settlement Environment", providing methodology cogitation model for human settlement study. This paper thinks the interpretation of human settlement environment research from the perspective of Information theory includes human settlement environment noumenon definition, information flowing direction definition, information flowing circle content and quantity measuring method definition, on the basis of which a series of concepts can be derived, such as human settlement environment information subject, object, and carrier; forward information flowing, backward information flowing; information cubic and human settlement environment information entropy and so on. This paper puts forward a theory of human settlement environment info-spectrum conceptual system with the reference on the Sciences of Human Settlement and Geo-Info Spectrum theory, and believes that Human Settlement Environment Info-Spectrum contains three modules (natural environment module, social environment module, artificial environment module), three spatial scales (macro spatial level, median spatial level, micro spatial level), three types (symptom info-spectrum, diagnosis info-spectrum, implementation info-spectrum) and three dimensions (space info-spectrum, time info-spectrum, space-time info-spectrum), which relate with each other. The establishment and realization of Human Settlements Environment Info-Spectrum conceptual hierarchy provides human settlement research with a digital simulation, experiment

  7. Vandregnskab i PlanteInfo

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    Thysen, Iver; Andersen, Mathias Neumann; Plauborg, Finn Lars

    2006-01-01

    Vandingsstyring er i vækstsæsonen en vigtig faktor for driftslederen. Vandregnskab på PlanteInfo er et online program til optimering og styring af bedriftens vanding. Ved hjælp af få inddata om fx marker, jordtype og afgrøde, samt evt. nedbørdata fra bedriften kan en vandingsvejledning udarbejdes....... I PlanteInfo er meteorologiske data til rådighed, og der gives endvidere en prognose for de følgende fem dage. Vandingsplanen kan fås enten via mobiltelefonen eller hjemme ved computeren via internettet. Eventuelle vandinger kan endvidere indtastes via mobiltelefonen. Driftslederen kan således ved...

  8. Cognitive infocommunications (CogInfoCom)

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    Baranyi, Péter; Sallai, Gyula

    2015-01-01

    This book describes the theoretical foundations of cognitive infocommunications (CogInfoCom), and provides a survey on state-of-the-art solutions and applications within the field. The book covers aspects of cognitive infocommunications in the research fields of affective computing, BCI, future internet, HCI, HRI, sensory substitution, and virtual/augmented interactions. The book focuses on describing the merging between humans and information and communications technology (ICT) at the level of cognitive capabilities with an approach towards developing future cognitive ICT.   · Provides a comprehensive overview of cognitive infocommunications   · Covers theoretical and practical aspects of cognitive infocommunications   · Discusses applications employing various aspects of infocommunication.

  9. Co-Constructing Knowledge through NGO-Driven Circle Work

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    Agerbæk, Jonas

    This presentation revolves around the question of what degree of control, if any, the users participating in NGO-driven development programs may have over their own development. Based on a multi-sited ethnography of NGO organizing and communication that I conducted in the period of 2010 to 2015, ...

  10. Records & reputations: Everyday politics of a Philippine Development NGO

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    Hilhorst, D.

    2000-01-01

    This study looks into the working of policies, practices and accountability of NGOs. It is based on fieldwork with one development NGO in the Cordillera of the Philippines: the Cordillera Women NGO, or CWNGO (a pseudonym). Through this study I wanted to find out why certain groups of actors form org

  11. On James Bond and the importance of NGO accountability

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    Unerman, J.; O'Dwyer, B.

    2006-01-01

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to set out key issues in the academic study of non-governmental organisation (NGO) accountability, and to introduce papers appearing in this special issue on NGO accountability. Design/methodology/approach - This is a discussion paper exploring key issues theor

  12. NGO's moving business : an analysis of contrasting strategies

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    Huijstee, M.M. van; Glasbergen, P.

    2010-01-01

    In this article, we seek to advance understanding of nongovernmental organization (NGO) strategies with regard to influencing corporations. We study two contrasting NGO strategies (symbolic gain and symbolic damage), which simultaneously target the same corporation on the same issue. In so doing, we

  13. On James Bond and the importance of NGO accountability

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    Unerman, J.; O'Dwyer, B.

    2006-01-01

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to set out key issues in the academic study of non-governmental organisation (NGO) accountability, and to introduce papers appearing in this special issue on NGO accountability. Design/methodology/approach - This is a discussion paper exploring key issues

  14. Economic Programmes and Poverty Reduction: NGO Experiences from Tamil Nadu

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    Rajasekhar, D.; P Shobana

    2000-01-01

    The impact of economic programmes of SHARE, an NGO from Tamil Nadu, on poverty reduction is analysed with the help of data from 84 hosueholds. The economic programmes contributed to savings and income increase, and enhanced the leadership qualities, awareness and knowledge. The member group is not significantly different from the comparison group in terms of control over income and decision-making. This suggests that the NGO economic programmes have limitation is bringing about non-economic b...

  15. NGO-Business Partnerships: a Win-Win Model

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    Ménascé, David

    2016-01-01

    NGO-business partnerships have been multiplying for several years now. These new alliances help to strengthen the legitimacy and social acceptability of companies, but they also – above all – make essential goods and services accessible to a wider population. In this way, these partnerships boost the efficacy of NGO actions while reinventing the way in which businesses envisage their activity in developing countries. In this interview, Franck Renaudin goes back over the potentialities, the ke...

  16. JICA support of NGO project succeeds.

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    2000-05-01

    In 1997, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) started the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) to directly help people at the grassroots level in developing countries. It was created to directly benefit people in developing countries by improving their livelihood and welfare. Under the program, model projects are implemented together with local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The Capacity Building for Sustainable Reproductive Health Care Project in Jessore District in Bangladesh, is a pioneer of JICA and NGO cooperation under CEP, and it aims to develop the capacity of service providers to deliver sustainable reproductive health (RH) services in rural areas through community involvement. To achieve this, training for community health promoters (CHPs) is provided to enable them to deliver an Essential Services Package (ESP) of integrated health and RH services to rural beneficiaries. So far, a total of 125 people have been trained, including 75 CHPs, 10 health assistants, and 40 family welfare assistants. Midterm evaluation of the project indicated that the project had pioneered the development of 17 ESP modules and has established the strong potential to link with government programs for future sustainability.

  17. NGO - PRIVATE ACTORS AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

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    Marian MIHAILA

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available International law, taken by globalization, helps emerge “private actors at an international level” by generating “a removal from territories of problems and solutions”. The question of NGO accessing international jurisdictions is situated at this intersection, which is a dangerous one for jurists. The ways of national laws intersect, in fact, with those of international law. More over, private international law, more specifically, the private judicial nature of NGOs that enter into contact with public international law, an intersection that will imprint a plural-disciplinary character that marks this study. Thus, we must follow this rocky road and try a private approach of a question disputed by public law, which is also a part of international law. The risks of maladroitness are numerous, but must be assumed according to their importance and of the rarity of clarification attempts. NGOs, legal persons from private law exercising their activities in international context contain, in fact, elements of foreign origin that result in specific problems of international law. And if “international law can not be the domain of perfect solutions” it can allow however the adoption of others which, that can seem less perfect to some, will possess the aptitude of “creating the laws of a state”. Thus, only by allying public international law to private law, the question of NGOs access to international jurisdictions can receive an answer.

  18. Epi Info™ 7

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    2012-06-12

    In this podcast, Brad Myers, Director of the Division of Communication Services, talks with Asad Islam, who leads the Epi Info™ team at CDC, about Epi Info's new tools.  Created: 6/12/2012 by Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (OSELS).   Date Released: 1/17/2013.

  19. 337Info - Unfair Import Investigations Information System

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    US International Trade Commission — The 337Info database contains data relating to Section 337 investigations instituted, or otherwise initiated, by the U.S. International Trade Commission on or after...

  20. The paradox of greater NGO accountability: A case study of Amnesty Ireland

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    O'Dwyer, B.; Unerman, J.

    2008-01-01

    Despite mounting public, governmental and corporate interest in issues of non-governmental organisation (NGO) accountability, there are few academic studies investigating the emergence of accountability mechanisms in specific advocacy NGO settings. Drawing on the theoretical constructs of hierarchic

  1. Business-NGO interactions in a multi-stakeholder context

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    Huijstee, M.M. van; Glasbergen, P.

    2010-01-01

    The main purpose of this paper is to contribute to our understanding of the conditions under which Business– nongovernmental organization (NGO) interactions lead to improvements in corporate social responsibility (CSR), by assessing the role that the stakeholder context of the firm plays in the proc

  2. Small NGO Schools in India: Implications for Access and Innovation

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    Blum, Nicole

    2009-01-01

    In addition to the proliferation of private, fee-paying schools in India, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play an important role in providing educational services, especially in un-served and under-served communities. This paper uses qualitative research to critically examine the nature and potential of NGO provision of primary schooling in…

  3. Encoding Collocations in DiCoInfo

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    Leroyer, Patrick; L'Homme, Marie-Claude; Robichaud, Benoît

    2012-01-01

    This contribution presents an online lexical database and shows how some of its data categories were converted to make them more accessible to users. The database is called DiCoInfo and contains English, French, and Spanish terms related to the fields of computing and the Internet. Entries...

  4. Infoühiskond / Raivo Suni

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    Suni, Raivo, 1976-

    1999-01-01

    Infoühiskond on paradigmana sattunud sotsiaalteadlaste tähelepanu alla seoses informatsiooni plahvatusliku väärtustumisega viimastele aastatel. Ka kultuuriimperialismist, kulturoloogilisest lähenemisest. Meediatehnoloogia areng on aidanud levida väärtustel, mis varem olid kättesaadavad vaid eliidile (Walter Benjamin "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction")

  5. Infoühiskond / Raivo Suni

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    Suni, Raivo, 1976-

    1999-01-01

    Infoühiskond on paradigmana sattunud sotsiaalteadlaste tähelepanu alla seoses informatsiooni plahvatusliku väärtustumisega viimastele aastatel. Ka kultuuriimperialismist, kulturoloogilisest lähenemisest. Meediatehnoloogia areng on aidanud levida väärtustel, mis varem olid kättesaadavad vaid eliidile (Walter Benjamin "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction")

  6. Cloud Computing Future Framework for e-management of NGO's

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    Lamba, Harjit Singh

    2011-01-01

    Cloud computing is an emerging new computing paradigm for delivering computing services. This computing approach relies on a number of existing technologies, e.g., the Internet, virtualization, grid computing, Web services, etc. Cloud Computing aims to provide scalable and inexpensive on-demand computing infrastructures with good quality of service levels. It represents a shift away from computing as a product that is purchased, to computing as a service that is delivered to consumers from the cloud. It helps an organization in saving costs and creating new business opportunities.This paper provides a framework, Education Cloud for the e- management of NGO's. The Education Cloud can transform a nonprofit, or an entire sector of nonprofits, achieves its mission and creates lasting impact in its communities. This paper also presents the case study of Kalgidhar trust, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, NGO which is using the education as the tool to solve the social issues.

  7. InfoTerra/TerraSAR initiative

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    Wahl, Manfred W.

    2004-01-01

    The overarching goal of the InfoTerra/TerraSAR Initiative is to establish a self-sustaining operational/commercial business built on Europe"s know-how and experience in space-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology, in SAR data processing as well as in SAR applications. InfoTerra stands for a new business concept based on supplying innovative geo-information products and services. TerraSAR is a space and ground system conceived to consist of an initial deployment and operation of 2 Radar satellites (one in X- and one in L-band) flying in a tandem configuration in the same orbit. The design of TerraSAR is driven by the market and is user-oriented. TerraSAR is key to capturing a significant proportion of the existing market and to opening new market opportunities, when it becomes operational. The InfoTerra/TerraSAR Initiative has evolved gradually. It started in 1997 as a joint venture between German (DSS) and British (MMS-UK) space industry, strongly supported by both space agencies, DLR and BNSC. In early 2001, DLR and BNSC submitted to ESA the Formal Programme Proposal for InfoTerra/TerraSAR to become an essential element of ESA"s Earth Watch Programme. In summer 2001, when it became evident that there was not yet sufficient support from the ESA Member States to allow immediate start entering into TerraSAR Phase C/D, it has been decided to implement first a TerraSAR consolidation phase. In early 2002, in order to avoid further delays, a contract was signed between DLR and Astrium GmbH on the development of one component of TerraSAR, the TerraSAR-X, in the frame of a national programme, governed by a Public Private Partnership Agreement. Even if now the different launch dates for TerraSAR-X and TerraSAR-L are narrowing down the window of common data acquisition, it is a reasonable starting point, but it should always be kept in mind that the utmost goal for the longterm is to achieve self sustainability by supplying geo-information products and services

  8. PiNGO: a Cytoscape plugin to find candidate genes in biological networks.

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    Smoot, Michael; Ono, Keiichiro; Ideker, Trey; Maere, Steven

    2011-04-01

    PiNGO is a tool to screen biological networks for candidate genes, i.e. genes predicted to be involved in a biological process of interest. The user can narrow the search to genes with particular known functions or exclude genes belonging to particular functional classes. PiNGO provides support for a wide range of organisms and Gene Ontology classification schemes, and it can easily be customized for other organisms and functional classifications. PiNGO is implemented as a plugin for Cytoscape, a popular network visualization platform. PiNGO is distributed as an open-source Java package under the GNU General Public License (http://www.gnu.org/), and can be downloaded via the Cytoscape plugin manager. A detailed user guide and tutorial are available on the PiNGO website (http://www.psb.ugent.be/esb/PiNGO.

  9. Creating Simple Admin Tools Using Info*Engine and Java

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    Jones, Corey; Kapatos, Dennis; Skradski, Cory; Felkins, J. D.

    2012-01-01

    PTC has provided a simple way to dynamically interact with Windchill using Info*Engine. This presentation will describe how to create a simple Info*Engine Tasks capable of saving Windchill 10.0 administration of tedious work.

  10. NGO:向下生根向上成林

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    贾西津

    2009-01-01

    @@ NGO,即NGO组织的再组织,具有组织联盟、领域联合、区域合作、部门联席、网络纽带、伞状代言组织等多元结构,以及基金会、专业律师、专业募款组织、专业管理者联合等NGo的支持性组织,从而将多元的NGo组织,以及本土的社会资源、社会需求联接起来.

  11. IMGT/GeneInfo: enhancing V(D)J recombination database accessibility.

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    Baum, Thierry-Pascal; Pasqual, Nicolas; Thuderoz, Florence; Hierle, Vivien; Chaume, Denys; Lefranc, Marie-Paule; Jouvin-Marche, Evelyne; Marche, Patrice-Noël; Demongeot, Jacques

    2004-01-01

    IMGT/GeneInfo is a user-friendly online information system that provides information on data resulting from the complex mechanisms of immunoglobulin (IG) and T cell receptor (TR) V(D)J recombinations. For the first time, it is possible to visualize all the rearrangement parameters on a single page. IMGT/GeneInfo is part of the international ImMunoGeneTics information system (IMGT), a high-quality integrated knowledge resource specializing in IG, TR, major histocompatibility complex (MHC), and related proteins of the immune system of human and other vertebrate species. The IMGT/GeneInfo system was developed by the TIMC and ICH laboratories (with the collaboration of LIGM), and is the first example of an external system being incorporated into IMGT. In this paper, we report the first part of this work. IMGT/GeneInfo_TR deals with the human and mouse TRA/TRD and TRB loci of the TR. Data handling and visualization are complementary to the current data and tools in IMGT, and will subsequently allow the modelling of V(D)J gene use, and thus, to predict non-standard recombination profiles which may eventually be found in conditions such as leukaemias or lymphomas. Access to IMGT/GeneInfo is free and can be found at http://imgt.cines.fr/GeneInfo.

  12. Introducing operations research into management and policy practices of a non-governmental organization (NGO): a partnership between an Indian leprosy NGO and an international academic institution

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    Porter, J D H; Ogden, J A; Rao, P V Ranganadha; Rao, V Prabhakar; Rajesh, D; Buskade, R A; Soutar, D

    2004-01-01

    ...), and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to explore the feasibility and appropriateness of incorporating operations research into the management and decision-making of a leprosy NGO...

  13. CPAFFC Delegation Attends 56th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference

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    LiuYanling

    2004-01-01

    At the invitation of the NGO Section of the Department of Public Information (DPI)of the United Nations, the CPAFFC delegation attended the 56th Annual DPI/NGO Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York, from September 8 to 10, 2003.

  14. CPAFFC Delegation Attends 56th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference

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    2004-01-01

    <正>At the invitation of the NGO Section of the Department of Public Information (DPI)of the United Nations, the CPAFFC delegation attended the 56th Annual DPI/NGO Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York, from September 8 to 10, 2003.

  15. CEO Emoluments Determination of Non Governmental Organisations (NGO in Melaka: A Concept Paper

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Non-governmental organisations (NGOs are formed by mutual members in conducting activities to enhance social welfare of its members and public. The issue of governance of NGO arises when such social welfare fail to be achieved. Principal-agent theory explains that agent (elected CEO or key committees is responsible to carry out NGO activities aligned with principal’s interest (which described in NGO missions and goals. If CEO or key committees are being paid to govern NGO, emolument is primarily perceived as a signal to level of governance of NGO. This study objectively to determine factors that influence the decision of emoluments paid to elected CEO or key committees. Subsequently, this study is to analyze the level of governance of NGO. NGO registered in Melaka will be selected from Registrar of Societies (ROS in Melaka. Therefore, data for this study will be collected using data from ROS Melaka. 594 registered NGO that located in Melaka will be contacted and interviewed to complete structured questionnaire. Data collected will be analyzed using SPSS software to determine the factors that influences emolument decision. Subsequently, data will be analyzed to determine the level of governance of NGOs in Malaysia, which related to emoluments decision making.

  16. A BIM-Info delivery protocol

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    Martin Hooper

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Today, with many of the technological issues of integrated information management resolved (perhaps excluding the matter of interoperability, defining the content and status of BIM information deliveries remains both a practical and a theoretical problem. New BIM tools and new design processes and procedures have led to a certain confusion of what information is needed for particular BIM uses. This paper seeks to explore and enable a method of defining the content of model information deliverables through a review of 2 key primary specific BIM uses: 3d Design Coordination and Early Energy Appraisal through an analysis of practical application. The scope of this study is limited to a review of information flow within residential projects in a Swedish context and looks at two projects with a view to identify and establish a common definition of the key BIM objects and properties necessary for particular tasks. The key deliverable from this study is the BIM-Info Delivery Protocol (IDP which attempts to align consultant BIM-information delivery expectations and represents a tangible solution to assist consultants to manage BIM information. Concluding reflections consider the positioning of the IDP relative to the on-going development of IDMs / MVDs and highlight the key constituent parameters of an Information Delivery Specification (IDS.

  17. A BIM-Info delivery protocol

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    Martin Hooper

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Today, with many of the technological issues of integrated information management resolved (perhaps excluding the matter of interoperability, defining the content and status of BIM information deliveries remains both a practical and a theoretical problem. New BIM tools and new design processes and procedures have led to a certain confusion of what information is needed for particular BIM uses. This paper seeks to explore and enable a method of defining the content of model information deliverables through a review of 2 key primary specific BIM uses: 3d Design Coordination and Early Energy Appraisal through an analysis of practical application. The scope of this study is limited to a review of information flow within residential projects in a Swedish context and looks at two projects with a view to identify and establish a common definition of the key BIM objects and properties necessary for particular tasks. The key deliverable from this study is the BIM-Info Delivery Protocol (IDP which attempts to align consultant BIM-information delivery expectations and represents a tangible solution to assist consultants to manage BIM information. Concluding reflections consider the positioning of the IDP relative to the on-going development of IDMs / MVDs and highlight the key constituent parameters of an Information Delivery Specification (IDS.  

  18. Romania- New Tobacco control law from an NGO perspective

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    Mihaltan Florin Dumitru

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In our presentation we are evaluating the progress of the tobacco control in Romania looking form the point of view on NGO in the last 26 years. We are signalling the progressive steps towards policy and an advocacy from our perspective and the consequences of our success. The final result is reflected in the new law starting in force on March 17th, 2016, a real advance in our fight. We are identifying in the same time the new challenging problems after launching the new law. Probably the biggest gain of our fight is the extensive partnership with all the factors, our efforts to bring together in a big family as the coalition “Romania Respira” politicians, advocates, judges, economists, young’s and also the new way found to encourage all: mass media, politicians, journalists, public to support us.

  19. The eLISA/NGO Data Processing Centre

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    Beckmann, V.; Petiteau, A.; Porter, E.; Auger, G.; Plagnol, E.; Binétruy, P.

    2013-01-01

    Data analysis for the eLISA/NGO mission is going to be performed in several steps. The telemetry is unpacked and checked at ESA's Science Operations Centre (SOC). The instrument teams are providing the necessary calibration files for the SOC to process the Level 1 data. The next steps, the source identification, parameter extraction and construction of a catalogue of sources is performed at the Data Processing Centre (DPC). This includes determining the physical and astrophysical parameters of the sources and their strain time series. At the end of the processing, the produced Level 2 and Level 3 data are then transferred back to the SOC, which provides the data archive and the interface for the scientific community. The DPC is organised by the member states of the consortium. In this paper we describe a possible outline of the data processing centre, including the tasks to be performed, and the organisational structure.

  20. The promise of acceptance as an NGO security management approach.

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    Fast, Larissa; Freeman, Faith; O'Neill, Michael; Rowley, Elizabeth

    2015-04-01

    This paper explores three questions related to acceptance as a security management approach. Acceptance draws upon relationships with community members, authorities, belligerents and other stakeholders to provide consent for the presence and activities of a non-governmental organisation (NGO), thereby reducing threats from these actors. Little is documented about how NGOs gain and maintain acceptance, how they assess and monitor the presence and degree of acceptance, or how they determine whether acceptance is effective in a particular context. Based on field research conducted in April 2011 in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, we address each of these three issues and argue that acceptance must be actively sought as both a programme and a security management strategy. In the paper we delineate elements common to all three contexts as well as missed opportunities, which identify areas that NGOs can and should address as part of an acceptance approach. © 2015 The Author(s). Disasters © Overseas Development Institute, 2015.

  1. Riigipead mõtestavad infoühiskonda / Imre Siil

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    Siil, Imre

    2003-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise Telekommunikatsiooniliidu (International Telecommunications Union, ITU) algatusel ettevalmistatavast maailma infoühiskonna alasest tippkohtumisest (World Summit on Information Society, WSIS)

  2. MeInfoText: associated gene methylation and cancer information from text mining

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    Juan Hsueh-Fen

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification of the genome. Abnormal DNA methylation may result in silencing of tumor suppressor genes and is common in a variety of human cancer cells. As more epigenetics research is published electronically, it is desirable to extract relevant information from biological literature. To facilitate epigenetics research, we have developed a database called MeInfoText to provide gene methylation information from text mining. Description MeInfoText presents comprehensive association information about gene methylation and cancer, the profile of gene methylation among human cancer types and the gene methylation profile of a specific cancer type, based on association mining from large amounts of literature. In addition, MeInfoText offers integrated protein-protein interaction and biological pathway information collected from the Internet. MeInfoText also provides pathway cluster information regarding to a set of genes which may contribute the development of cancer due to aberrant methylation. The extracted evidence with highlighted keywords and the gene names identified from each methylation-related abstract is also retrieved. The database is now available at http://mit.lifescience.ntu.edu.tw/. Conclusion MeInfoText is a unique database that provides comprehensive gene methylation and cancer association information. It will complement existing DNA methylation information and will be useful in epigenetics research and the prevention of cancer.

  3. TravInfo Evaluation: Traveler Response Element; TravInfo 817-1717 Caller Study; Phase 2 Results

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    Koo, Ronald; Yim, Y. B.

    2001-01-01

    TravInfo was a federally funded Field Operational Test (FOT) of the Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) in the San Francisco Bay Area. The general public can obtain most current traveler information through TravInfo's Traveler Advisory Telephone System (TATS) and privately offered information services including traffic Web sites. As part of the TravInfo FOT Evaluation, two waves of TATS callers were surveyed. The first wave of the TATS caller survey was conducted in April 1997. The se...

  4. Creating strategic value and sustainable innovation through Business-NGO partnerships

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    Aagaard, Annabeth; Lodsgård, Lise

    A growing body of research emphasizes the potentials of business-NGO partnerships (BNP’s) in developing sustainable innovation. The purpose of this study is to set up a model for defining these business-NGO partnerships and to investigate through a multiple cross-sectoral case-study how...... the different partnership types are managed to create strategic value through sustainable innovation. The findings reveal different practices, opportunities and challenges in creating SI across the different types of business-NGO partnerships....

  5. The key drivers and challenges of Business-NGO partnerships in creating sustainable innovation

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    Lodsgård, Lise; Aagaard, Annabeth

    2014-01-01

    A growing body of research emphasizes the potentials of business-NGO partnerships (BNP’s) in developing sustainable innovation. However the business-NGO literature is still at an early stage of development and shrouded in rhetoric with dominant articulations and anecdotes with a lack of empirical...... evidence. One of the main challenges of studying sustainable innovation relates to the fact that there is no established definition and mapping of drivers and internal and external challenges of these collaborations. The observations above and the gab in literature point to the theoretical and empirical...... relevance of exploring business-NGO partnerships in the creation of sustainable innovation. The findings and contributions of this theoretical study are an identification and modeling of six archetypes of Business-NGO partnerships in creating sustainable innovation. Through an exploration of characteristics...

  6. Dual Value Creation and Business Model Design: An Ethnographic Study of an Internationalizing NGO

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    Turcan, Romeo V.

    This ethnographic research explores the process of business model design in the context of an NGO internationalizing to an emerging market. It contributes to the business model literature by investigating how this NGO - targeting multiple key stakeholders - was experimenting (1) with value propos...... proposition; (2) creating the value/promise; and (3) delivering the value. Theoretically the paper is grounded in the dynamic capability view of the firm providing venues for future research and implications for policy and practice....

  7. Gender relations, "Hindu" nationalism, and NGO responses in India.

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    Burlet, S

    1999-03-01

    This article explores the strategies employed by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to challenge the right wing nationalism that dominates Indian politics. The opposition of the NGOs to the current political climate has evolved a variety of strategies, depending on their links with northern NGOs or international organizations such as the UN, and their reliance on foreign funding. The organizations that have links with international NGO community primarily express their opposition through consciousness raising and networking strategies. Because NGOs activities at the national level have the potential to attract the attention and anger of nationalist actors, many choose to operate at local level for fear of harassment. Some get involved in initiatives such as direct-action campaigns which spring up when violence breaks out in a locality, or immediately afterwards. Another strategy being set up by NGOs is cooperative and cross-community initiatives to encourage as well as build on historic relationships of socioeconomic and political interdependence between Hindus and Muslims. These strategies seek to strengthen people's awareness of the distinction between personal spiritual beliefs, the true character of India's composite culture, and of the religious rhetoric being disseminated by nationalist for the purpose of securing political power. Although much effort has been exerted by these organizations, these strategies have limitations, which are discussed in this paper.

  8. Infoética, Ciberespacio y Derecho

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    M.Sc. Yarina Amoroso Fernández

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The law through legal and other forms of regulation establishes the order and how to resolve conflicts peacefully, indicating objectives and how to get them in space and time. The information space is part of that reality, the existence of the digital information changes manners and customs and opens new scenarios in which behaviors develop. The Infoethics helps to identify the values that are taxed to preserve human dignity in Cyberspace. Infoethics is estimated to be the preferred method to define the objectives and how to achieve them. The Infoethics should be the basis for the gestation of the Model Law Society.

  9. Health impact and economic analysis of NGO-supported neurosurgery in Bolivia.

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    Ament, Jared D; Greene, Kevin R; Flores, Ivan; Capobianco, Fernando; Salas, Gueider; Uriona, Maria Ines; Weaver, John P; Moser, Richard

    2014-04-01

    Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in the world, ranks 108th on the 2013 Human Development Index. With approximately 1 neurosurgeon per 200,000 people, access to neurosurgery in Bolivia is a growing health concern. Furthermore, neurosurgery in nonindustrialized countries has been considered both cost-prohibitive and lacking in outcomes evaluation. A non-governmental organization (NGO) supports spinal procedures in Bolivia (Solidarity Bridge), and the authors sought to determine its impact and cost-effectiveness. In a retrospective review of prospectively collected data, 19 patients were identified prior to spinal instrumentation and followed over 12 months. For inclusion, patients required interviewing prior to surgery and during at least 2 follow-up visits. All causes of spinal pathology were included. Sixteen patients met inclusion criteria and were therefore part of the analysis. Outcomes measured included assessment of activities of daily living, pain, ambulation, return to work/school, and satisfaction. Cost-effectiveness was determined by cost-utility analysis. Utilities were derived using the Health Utilities Index. Complications were incorporated into an expected value decision tree. Median (± SD) preoperative satisfaction was 2.0 ± 0.3 (on a scale of 0-10), while 6-month postoperative satisfaction was 7 ± 1.4 (p Bolivia appears to be cost-effective, especially when compared with the conventional $50,000/QALY benchmark and the WHO endorsed country-specific threshold of $16,026/QALY. However, with a gross domestic product per capita in Bolivia equaling $4800 per year and 30.3% of the population living on less than $2 per day, this cost continues to appear unrealistic. Additionally, the study has several significant limitations, namely its limited sample size, follow-up period, the assumption that patients not receiving surgical intervention would not make any clinical improvement, the reliance on the NGO for patient selection and sustainable practices

  10. Management Information Systems in Info-Documentation

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    Conf. univ. Agnes Erich

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available All civilizations used knowledge formally and informally in economic growth and in socialdevelopment. In today’'s knowledge age intellect and creative, innovative and inventive ideas have been recognizedand leveraged to become a primary source of advantage and wealth.Essence of this emphasis on knowledge lies in the management of information. The Information CommunicationTechnology (ICT revolution at the end of 20th century has revamped the ways in which informationcan be created, harvested, assembled, combined, manipulated, enhanced and channeled. This hasincreased the efficiency and effectiveness of using knowledge for economic growth and development to theextent that it is becoming the leading factor for adding value and for wealth creation in the market economy.All aspects of human lives have been profoundly affected, be it agriculture, health or environment. Legalissues of protection of information of bio-diversity and genetic pool, intellectual property and indigenousknowledge are major concerns today.

  11. [Cooperation between an NGO and "host" states in the control of leprosy in Latin America].

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    Kalk, Andreas

    2003-01-01

    The proliferation of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can be considered the result of the inability of the current democratic system to perform all the tasks desired by its citizens. Although NGOs often do quite positive work, they tend to diminish governmental power and are capable of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. In this context, there are efforts to control their activities, and this control can produce both negative effects (blocking the defense of human rights) and positive ones (correcting the lack of coordination in the work by NGOs). NGOs working with the control of leprosy have a long history of cooperation with "host" states in Latin America. In the worst cases they work in a vacuum left by the state. In a country like Brazil, where the government prioritizes the control of Hansen disease and community participation in the political process - NGOs generally work "in harmony" with national authorities. The most useful contribution to state efforts has been the technical and financial support for training health personnel, supervision, and awareness-raising campaigns. Thus, the NGO becomes "quasi-governmental" in performing its tasks.

  12. The role of NGO in informal seed production and dissemination: The case of eastern Ethiopia

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    Fekadu Beyene

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Seed is the basic input to crop production. Farmer-based seed production as an alternative agricultural technology transfer is increasingly given especial attention in developing countries where food insecurity is critical. This paper aims to assess the seed production and dissemination strategy among smallholder farmers in eastern Ethiopia that has been introduced by Hararghe Catholic Secretariat (a Non-GovernmentalOrganization. A survey of 160 households in four administrative districts and focus group discussions were used to collect data. While narratives helped understand the process, logistic regressionwas used to identify determinants of land allocation to seed production. Results indicate the crucial role of informal networks and social capital as facilitators of access to production inputs, information and knowledge. The informal seed supply system initiated by the NGO has a huge potential to benefit smallholder farmers by improving their access to higher-yielding varieties of various crops, thereby contributing to an increase in their wellbeing. However, the traditional practice of seed exchange, influenced by social relations, will remain uneconomical to seed producers. Thus, the paper suggests that this potential can be further exploited if some preconditions such as establishment of seed banks, investment in human capital, removal of the underlying constraints and creation of reliable seed markets are given emphasis.

  13. Speculative Practices: Utilizing InfoVis to Explore Untapped Literary Collections.

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    Hinrichs, Uta; Forlini, Stefania; Moynihan, Bridget

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we exemplify how information visualization supports speculative thinking, hypotheses testing, and preliminary interpretation processes as part of literary research. While InfoVis has become a buzz topic in the digital humanities, skepticism remains about how effectively it integrates into and expands on traditional humanities research approaches. From an InfoVis perspective, we lack case studies that show the specific design challenges that make literary studies and humanities research at large a unique application area for information visualization. We examine these questions through our case study of the Speculative W@nderverse, a visualization tool that was designed to enable the analysis and exploration of an untapped literary collection consisting of thousands of science fiction short stories. We present the results of two empirical studies that involved general-interest readers and literary scholars who used the evolving visualization prototype as part of their research for over a year. Our findings suggest a design space for visualizing literary collections that is defined by (1) their academic and public relevance, (2) the tension between qualitative vs. quantitative methods of interpretation, (3) result- vs. process-driven approaches to InfoVis, and (4) the unique material and visual qualities of cultural collections. Through the Speculative W@nderverse we demonstrate how visualization can bridge these sometimes contradictory perspectives by cultivating curiosity and providing entry points into literary collections while, at the same time, supporting multiple aspects of humanities research processes.

  14. ANALYSIS OF KEY-MOTIVATORS IN THE ROMANIAN-NGO ENVIRONMENT

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    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the ways to motivate volunteers and employees or members from non-governmental sector in order to find out which are the most effective of them and to see if there are differences regarding the motivation depending on the type of organization and the field of activity. The reason for investigating the literature in the field is to see how the contemporary authors have defined the term NGO as well as the concept of motivation.Methodology: The research described in this paper is based on qualitative research method. Data gathering methods included the document analysis in order to bring some important clarifications on the concept of non-governmental organizations and motivation as well as semi-structured interview in order to identify the ways to motivate human resources from nongovernmental sector.Findings: The analysis and interpretation of the data highlight that there are differences in the ways of motivating non-governmental sector human resources depending on the field of activity, but not depending on the type of organization. Despite the obstacles encountered, the management of NGOs uses the most effective ways in order to increase the motivation level of volunteers, employees or members.Research limitation: The limits of this paper come once with the limited number of the interviewees, as well as the types of non-governmental organizations surveyed.Value of paper: The paper has both theoretical and practical importance, explaining the concepts of NGOs and motivation and analysing the ways of motivating human resources in the non-governmental organizations.

  15. 77 FR 4815 - Ace Info Solutions, Inc., and Information International Associates; Transfer of Data

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    2012-01-31

    ... Manual. In addition, Ace Info Solutions, Inc., and its subcontractor, Information International... AGENCY Ace Info Solutions, Inc., and Information International Associates; Transfer of Data AGENCY... transferred to Ace Info Solutions, Inc., and its subcontractor, Information International Associates, in...

  16. Observing extreme-mass-ratio inspirals with eLISA/NGO

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    Gair, Jonathan R

    2012-01-01

    The extreme-mass-ratio inspirals (EMRIs) of stellar mass compact objects into massive black holes in the centres of galaxies are an important source of low-frequency gravitational waves for space-based detectors. We discuss the prospects for detecting these sources with the evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA), recently proposed as an ESA mission candidate under the name NGO. We show that NGO could observe a few tens of EMRIs over its two year mission lifetime at redshifts z < 0.5 and describe how the event rate changes under possible alternative specifications of the eLISA design.

  17. The fundamental lemma and the Hitchin fibration [after Ngo Bao Chau

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    Hales, Thomas C

    2011-01-01

    This article is a Bourbaki seminar report on Ngo Bao Chau's proof of the fundamental lemma. About thirty years ago, R. P. Langlands conjectured a collection of identities to hold among integrals over conjugacy classes in reductive groups. Ngo Bao Chau has proved these identities (collectively called the fundamental lemma) by interpreting the integrals in terms of the cohomology of the fibers of the Hitchin fibration. The fundamental lemma has profound consequences for the theory of automorphic representations. Significant recent theorems in number theory use the fundamental lemma as an ingredient in their proofs.

  18. Interdisciplinariedad y convergencia tecnocientífica nano-bio-info-cogno Interdisciplinarity and the nano-bio-info-cogno technoscientific convergence

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    Javier Echeverría

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La emergencia de la tecnociencia en el siglo XX ha transformado la práctica científica y también el concepto de interdisciplinariedad. Este artículo analiza un ejemplo relevante de tecnociencia contemporánea, el Informe Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance (CTIHP de la National Science Foundation (NSF norteamericana, en el que se promueve un nuevo tipo de interdisciplinariedad, nano-bio-info-cogno (NBIC. El análisis del informe de la NSF muestra que el concepto de interdisciplinariedad que se usa es instrumental, selectivo y, a veces, parece ser reduccionista, en perjuicio de las ciencias sociales, las artes y las humanidades. Como tesis principal, se sugiere que la noción de interprofesionalidad es más adecuada para la tecnociencia que la de interdisciplinariedad.The emergence of technoscience in the twentieth century changed scientific practice and the concept of interdisciplinarity. This article examines an important example of contemporary technoscience, which is the National Science Foundation (NSF report Converging Technologies for improving Human Performance (CTIHP, and its support for a new kind of interdisciplinarity, the nano-bio-info-cogno (NBIC technologies. The analysis of this report shows that the NSF concept of interdisciplinarity is instrumental, selective, and apparently reductionist, in detriment of the social sciences, arts and humanities. In the thesis, it is suggested that the concept of interprofessionality is more suitable for technoscience than that of interdisciplinarity.

  19. Juhtimise infosüsteem loob kaoses korra / Erle Kildjer

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    Kildjer, Erle

    2006-01-01

    Juhtimisinfosüsteemides on võimalik näidata ainult otsuse jaoks vajalikke andmeid ilma muu infomürata. Vt. samas: Infosüsteemi abil saab juht prognoosida müüki; Helina Tuvike. Reval Hotels suudab ennustada tubade täituvust

  20. of Legends, Denmark. Communicating Culture. Workshop Info 2, 2010

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    Karg, Sabine

    2010-01-01

    Karg S. (ed.) Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) - a natural resource for food and textiles for 8000 years. Cross-disciplinary investigations on the evolution and cultural history of flax and linen. Programme and abstracts of the second workshop 28-30 June 2010 at Sonnerupgaard and in the Land of Lege...... of Legends, Denmark. Communicating Culture. Workshop Info 2, 2010...

  1. Infosüsteemi audit on juhtimisvahend / Kristjan Hiiemaa

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    Hiiemaa, Kristjan

    2005-01-01

    Ettevõtte infosüsteemide auditeerimise vajalikkusest, võimalustest, tulemustest. Äririski hindamisest ning töökohtade vastavusest ohutus- ja ergonoomianõuetele. Lisa: Heatasemeline IS audit võiks koosneda järgmistest osadest

  2. Infosüsteemi audit on juhtimisvahend / Kristjan Hiiemaa

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    Hiiemaa, Kristjan

    2005-01-01

    Nõuetele vastavuse kontrollist ja hinnangu andmisest auditeeritava organisatsiooni infosüsteemile. Äririski hindamisest ning töökohtade vastavusest ohutus- ja ergonoomianõuetele. Lisad: IS auditi protsess; Hea ja piisava katvusega IS audit koosneb järgmistest osadest; Mida annab IS audit firma tippjuhile

  3. Microsoft office新秀——InfoPath 2007

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    成星海

    2010-01-01

    @@ Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007和Word Excel一样是Microsoft Office办公软件的组件之一,它最早出现于Microsoft Office 2003,在Microsoft Office 2007里,它的功能得到了进一步的增强.

  4. Infosüsteemi audit on juhtimisvahend / Kristjan Hiiemaa

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    Hiiemaa, Kristjan

    2005-01-01

    Nõuetele vastavuse kontrollist ja hinnangu andmisest auditeeritava organisatsiooni infosüsteemile. Äririski hindamisest ning töökohtade vastavusest ohutus- ja ergonoomianõuetele. Lisad: IS auditi protsess; Hea ja piisava katvusega IS audit koosneb järgmistest osadest; Mida annab IS audit firma tippjuhile

  5. Infosüsteemi audit on juhtimisvahend / Kristjan Hiiemaa

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    Hiiemaa, Kristjan

    2005-01-01

    Ettevõtte infosüsteemide auditeerimise vajalikkusest, võimalustest, tulemustest. Äririski hindamisest ning töökohtade vastavusest ohutus- ja ergonoomianõuetele. Lisa: Heatasemeline IS audit võiks koosneda järgmistest osadest

  6. Egypt's NGO Sector. A Briefing Paper. Education for Development Occasional Papers Series 1, Number 4.

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    LaTowsky, Robert J.

    Of the nearly 14,500 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) now registered with Egypt's Ministry of Social Affairs, 25% are inactive, 3% are less than 3 years old, and 7% are private member associations. The Egyptian government's promotion of specific social programs and service models in the NGO sector began after the October War of 1973. Egyptian…

  7. NGO Provision of Basic Education: Alternative or Complementary Service Delivery to Support Access to the Excluded?

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    Rose, Pauline

    2009-01-01

    This paper focuses on approaches by non-government organisations (NGOs) to reach primary school-aged children excluded from access to the conventional state education system. It highlights recent shifts in international literature and agency priorities from the portrayal of NGO provision as a (non-formal) "alternative" to (formal) state…

  8. Investigation of Organizational Interaction and Support in an NGO through Computer-Mediated Discussions

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    Chang, Yao-Jen; Chang, Yao-Sheng

    2011-01-01

    Discussion forums have been used to support organizational communication and they have become a candidate for study of organizational behaviors. However, online behaviors of NGOs have been insufficiently studied compared to those studies conducted in education and industries. Our empirical study examined how social workers in one NGO used an…

  9. Advocacy in Action: Annual 2006 DPI/NGO Conference at the United Nations

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    Brown, Nancy

    2007-01-01

    The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) was again represented at the annual 2006 DPI/NGO conference, along with 1,600 participants from around the world. The mood this year was somber and quite serious, possibly in response to the uncertainty created by the Middle East crisis that was raging while the conference was taking…

  10. NGO participation in international lawmaking and democratic legitimacy : The debate and its future

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    Beijerman, M.

    2016-01-01

    Over the last few decades, scholars - mainly in the field of law and international relations - have argued that NGOs are indispensable in making international law more democratically legitimate. This study refers to this as the ‘NGO democratic legitimacy thesis’. The thesis is presented as a

  11. Advocacy in Action: Annual 2006 DPI/NGO Conference at the United Nations

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    Brown, Nancy

    2007-01-01

    The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) was again represented at the annual 2006 DPI/NGO conference, along with 1,600 participants from around the world. The mood this year was somber and quite serious, possibly in response to the uncertainty created by the Middle East crisis that was raging while the conference was taking…

  12. BRIGHTSIGN INFO-TV -PROJEKTI : Case Vaasan kaupunginteatteri

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    Hoppi, Joni

    2014-01-01

    Opinnäytetyö esittelee info-tv–toimitusprojektin, jonka suunnittelussa ja toteutuk-sessa toimin projektipäällikkönä keväällä 2012. Asiakkaan tarve oli saada käyttöönsä järjestelmä, jolla parantaa ja tehostaa omien palveluiden asiakasmarkkinointia, sisäistä henkilökuntatiedottamista sekä sidosryhmien asiakasmarkkinointia. Opinnäytetyössä selvitetään info-tv–järjestelmien perusteita ja järjestelmän toteuttamiseen käytettäviä tekniikoita sekä järjestelmän toimitusprojektiin liittyvää projekti...

  13. Information Placement and Retrieval Through NHIN (InfoPRN)

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    2011-05-01

    Web Services capabilities, and begin to discuss what JMAR currently has available as data.  Establish follow-on initiatives/meetings. It was noted...will need to be established to modify the current web service. The current ICD should be considered in shaping of requirements. A follow-on...period (3nd Qtr), the following InfoPRN Team accomplishments have been completed:  User Interface Mockup for the Visualization and Decision

  14. The Cybersemiotics and Info-Computationalist Research Programmes as Platforms for Knowledge Production in Organisms and Machines

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    Gordana Dodig Crnkovic

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Both Cybersemiotics and Info-computationalist research programmes represent attempts to unify understanding of information, knowledge and communication. The first one takes into account phenomenological aspects of signification which are insisting on the human experience "from within". The second adopts solely the view "from the outside" based on scientific practice, with an observing agent generating inter-subjective knowledge in a research community. The process of knowledge production, embodied into networks of cognizing agents interacting with the environment and developing through evolution is studied on different levels of abstraction in both frames of reference. In order to develop scientifically tractable models of evolution of intelligence in informational structures from pre-biotic/chemical to living networked intelligent organisms, including the implementation of those models in artificial agents, a basic level language of Info-Computationalism has shown to be suitable. There are however contexts in which we deal with complex informational structures essentially dependent on human first person knowledge where high level language such as Cybersemiotics is the appropriate tool for conceptualization and communication. Two research projects are presented in order to exemplify the interplay of info-computational and higher-order approaches: The Blue Brain Project where the brain is modeled as info-computational system, a simulation in silico of a biological brain function, and Biosemiotics research on genes, information, and semiosis in which the process of semiosis is understood in info-computational terms. The article analyzes differences and convergences of Cybersemiotics and Info-computationalist approaches which by placing focus on distinct levels of organization, help elucidate processes of knowledge production in intelligent agents.

  15. CONVERGENCE OF NANO-, BIO-, INFO-, COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND E-CULTURE

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    Sergey I. Rodzin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the convergence of nano-, bio-, info- and cognitive technologies. We highlight the close relationship of such notions as “e-culture”, “consciousness”, “artificial intelligence”. Artificial intelligence technology is the meta-NBIC-complex itself. Electronic infrastructure of intellectual activity - the essence of artificial intelligence and artificial intelligence technologies play a meta-level role of NBIC- technologies, being significant for e-culture. Development of science, technology, and education suggests that in the future perhaps a radical transformation in human beings is not only the material world, but also a subjective reality. 

  16. Magnetic Back Action Effect of Magnetic Sensors for eLISA/NGO

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    Mateos, I.; Diaz-Aguiló, M.; Gibert, F.; Lloro, I.; Lobo, A.; Nofrarias, M.; Ramos-Castro, J.

    2013-01-01

    The fluxgate magnetometers used in LISA Pathfinder mission are able to perform very low noise measurements at milli-Hertz frequency, however they need to be kept somehow away from the Test Masses (TMs) due to the quantity of ferromagnetic material contained in the fluxgate's core, which constitutes a potential source of disturbance to the performance. As a result, the estimation of the magnetic field and gradient in the TMs is very problematic, despite the excellent quality of the readout data. The design of a magnetic diagnostic measuring system able to deal with the magnetic constraints for eLISA/NGO will imply the magnetic characterization of the sensors in order to estimate the magnetic back action effect on their environment. The magnetic impact caused by the magnetometers also depends on the noise reduction techniques used in the signal conditioning circuit, which is being studied to develop criteria for the best choice of magnetic sensors for eLISA/NGO.

  17. Introducing operations research into management and policy practices of a non-governmental organization (NGO): a partnership between an Indian leprosy NGO and an international academic institution.

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    Porter, J D H; Ogden, J A; Rao, P V Ranganadha; Rao, V Prabhakar; Rajesh, D; Buskade, R A; Soutar, D

    2004-03-01

    This paper reports on a partnership between LEPRA, a non-governmental organization (NGO), and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to explore the feasibility and appropriateness of incorporating operations research into the management and decision-making of a leprosy NGO. A pilot study in Orissa was used to determine the advantages and disadvantages of introducing operations research to assist in decision-making and programme implementation within the organization. The results highlight the difficulty and complexity of the process, but point to several important themes: partnership, changing perspectives, use of time and priority-setting, identification of gaps in systems, and building institutional and personal capabilities. The results of the study provide support to encourage NGOs to become actively involved in research. Because of their work and service to local communities, NGOs have the opportunity to collect information about the perceptions, resources and constraints of individuals, families and the communities themselves in accessing appropriate care. Their proximity to communities gives them a feeling of responsibility for ensuring that this information is translated to the district, national and ultimately international level. This will help to ensure the creation of appropriate infectious disease control policies that support the needs of patients. 'Outside' academic institutions can help NGOs to facilitate this up-stream flow of information from the local to the national and international level, to help to ensure that international disease control policies are appropriately serving local communities.

  18. Public-private Partnerships in Micro-finance: Should NGO Involvement be Restricted?

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    Roy Chowdhury, Prabal; Roy, Jaideep

    2007-01-01

    This paper examines public-private partnerships in micro-finance, whereby NGOs can help in channelizing credit to the poor, both in borrower selection, as well as in project implementation. We argue that a distortion may arise out of the fact that the private partner, i.e. the NGO, is a motivated agent. We find that whenever the project is neither too productive, nor too unproductive, reducing such distortion requires unbundling borrower selection and project implementati...

  19. Public-private Partnerships in Micro-finance: Should NGO Involvement be Restricted?

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    Roy Chowdhury, Prabal; Roy, Jaideep

    2007-01-01

    This paper examines public-private partnerships in micro-finance, whereby NGOs can help in channelizing credit to the poor, both in borrower selection, as well as in project implementation. We argue that a distortion may arise out of the fact that the private partner, i.e. the NGO, is a motivated agent. We find that whenever the project is neither too productive, nor too unproductive, reducing such distortion requires unbundling borrower selection and project implementati...

  20. Performing global citizenship: women NGO workers' negotiations of complicities in their work practices

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    de Jong, Sara

    2010-01-01

    The practices of NGOs and development agencies located in the global North have been criticised for displaying (post-)colonial continuities. Concurrently, western feminism has been critiqued for assuming universality in the experiences of white western women. Hence there is a need for reflection on operating within and resisting of these power structures. Using interview data, this thesis investigates the reflections of women NGO workers located in the global North working on gendered iss...

  1. InfoGallery: Informative Arts Services for Physical Library Spaces

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    Grønbæk, Kaj; Rohde, Anne; Sundararajah, Balasuthas

    2006-01-01

    Much focus in digital libraries research has been devoted to new online services rather than services for the visitors in the physical library. This paper describes InfoGallery, which is a web-based infrastructure for enriching the physical library space with informative art "exhibitions" of digi...... structure, an editor application and a variety of display clients. The paper discusses the design of the infrastructure and its utilization of RSS, podcasts and manually edited news. Applications in the library domain are described and the experiences are discussed....

  2. Research and realization of info-net security controlling system

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    Xu, Tao; Zhang, Wei; Li, Xuhong; Wang, Xia; Pan, Wenwen

    2017-03-01

    The thesis introduces some relative concepts about Network Cybernetics, and we design and realize a new info-net security controlling system based on Network Cybernetics. The system can control the endpoints, safely save files, encrypt communication, supervise actions of users and show security conditions, in order to realize full-scale security management. At last, we simulate the functions of the system. The results show, the system can ensure the controllability of users and devices, and supervise them real-time. The system can maximize the security of the network and users.

  3. Euroopa info koju kätte / Helina Lokotar

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    Lokotar, Helina

    2003-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Nädaline : Raplamaa teel Euroopasse 31. juuli lk. 4, Järva Teataja : Järvamaa teel Euroopasse 5. august lk. 4, Pärnu Postimees : Pärnumaa teel Euroopasse 5. august lk. 4, Koit : Põlvamaa teel Euroopasse 14. august lk. 4, Võrumaa Teataja : Võrumaa teel Euroopasse 14. august lk. 4, Vooremaa : Jõgevamaa teel Euroopasse 19. august lk. 4, Harjumaa : Harjumaa teel Euroopasse 22. august lk. 4. Euroopa Liidu Infokeskuse juhataja Helina Lokotar keskuse tegevusest, avalikkuse huvist pakutava info vastu

  4. Numerical simulation of time delay interferometry for NGO/eLISA

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    Wang, Gang

    2012-01-01

    NGA/eLISA is a new mission proposal with arm length 106 km and one interferometer down-scaled from LISA (http://elisa-ngo.org/). Just like LISA and ASTROD-GW, in order to attain the requisite sensitivity for NGO/eLISA, laser frequency noise must be suppressed below the secondary noises such as the optical path noise, acceleration noise etc. In previous papers, we have used the CGC 2.7 ephemeris to numerically simulate the time delay interferometry for LISA and ASTROD-GW with one arm dysfunctional and found that they are both well below their respective limits under which the laser frequency noise is required to be suppressed. In this paper, we follow the same procedure to simulate the time delay interferometry numerically. To do this, we work out a set of 1000-day optimized mission orbits of NGO/eLISA spacecraft starting at January 1st, 2021 using the CGC 2.7 ephemeris framework. We then use this numerical solution to calculate the residual optical path differences in the second-generation solutions of our pr...

  5. Info.cern.ch returns to the Web

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    2006-01-01

    First web address is reincarnated as a historical reference on the birth of the Web. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, with one of the first Web pages on his computer. CERN invites you to take a virtual trip back in time and have a look at what the very first URL, which led to a revolution of the way we communicate and share information, was all about. The original web server, whose address was info.cern.ch, centred on information regarding the WorldWideWeb (WWW) project. Visitors could learn more about hypertext, technical details for creating one's own webpage, and even an explanation on how to search the Web for information-something 5 year-olds of today have mastered since it all started 17 years ago. Now info.cern.ch has been re-launched with a much brighter façade and a focus on the ideas that inspired this new wave of technology. The first browser created by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, contained just about everything we see today on a web browser, including graphics, menus, layouts and...

  6. IDG's InfoWorld names 100 most innovative corporate IT solutions for 2007

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    2007-01-01

    "IDG's InfoWorld has announced the winners of its InfoWorld 100 Awards. The annual awards honor IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals." (2 pages)

  7. 76 FR 6468 - Versar, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact; Transfer of Data

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    2011-02-04

    ... AGENCY Versar, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact; Transfer of Data AGENCY: Environmental Protection... Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, have been awarded...

  8. Info-tsunami: surviving the storm with data quality probes

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    Philip Brown

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available As a result of the rapid expansion of electronically available clinical knowledge, clinicians are faced with potential information overload (info-tsunami. The use of data quality probes (DQPs in primary care can encourage clinicians' awareness of, and improvement in, data quality entry over time. DQPs can also highlight areas of potential error or omission as well as good practice, which can impact directly upon the quality of patient care. In this paper, five specific conditions have been subjected to the use of a series of DQPs over a five-year period in order to assess and measure the performance of different initiatives on the quality of data capture and patient care.

  9. InfoVis Interaction Techniques in Animation of Recursive Programs

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    Antonio Pérez-Carrasco

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Algorithm animations typically assist in educational tasks aimed simply at achieving understanding. Potentially, animations could assist in higher levels of cognition, such as the analysis level, but they usually fail in providing this support because they are not flexible or comprehensive enough. In particular, animations of recursion provided by educational systems hardly support the analysis of recursive algorithms. Here we show how to provide full support to the analysis of recursive algorithms. From a technical point of view, animations are enriched with interaction techniques inspired by the information visualization (InfoVis field. Interaction tasks are presented in seven categories, and deal with both static visualizations and dynamic animations. All of these features are implemented in the SRec system, and visualizations generated by SRec are used to illustrate the article.

  10. MAGENCO: A map generalization controller for Arc/Info

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    Ganter, J.H.; Cashwell, J.W.

    1994-06-01

    The Arc/Info GENERALIZE command implements the Douglas-Peucker algorithm, a well-regarded approach that preserves line ``character`` while reducing the number of points according to a tolerance parameter supplied by the user. The authors have developed an Arc Macro Language (AML) interface called MAGENCO that allows the user to browse workspaces, select a coverage, extract a sample from this coverage, then apply various tolerances to the sample. The results are shown in multiple display windows that are arranged around the original sample for quick visual comparison. The user may then return to the whole coverage and apply the chosen tolerance. They analyze the ergonomics of line simplification, explain the design (which includes an animated demonstration of the Douglas-Peucker algorithm), and discuss key points of the MAGENCO implementation.

  11. Precision Laser Development for Interferometric Space Missions NGO, SGO, and GRACE Follow-On

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    Numata, Kenji; Camp, Jordan

    2011-01-01

    Optical fiber and semiconductor laser technologies have evolved dramatically over the last decade due to the increased demands from optical communications. We are developing a laser (master oscillator) and optical amplifier based on those technologies for interferometric space missions, including the gravitational-wave missions NGO/SGO (formerly LISA) and the climate monitoring mission GRACE Follow-On, by fully utilizing the matured wave-guided optics technologies. In space, where simpler and more reliable system is preferred, the wave-guided components are advantageous over bulk, crystal-based, free-space laser, such as NPRO (Nonplanar Ring Oscillator) and bulk-crystal amplifier.

  12. NGO:我国公共危机管理的当然主体

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    马小伟

    2007-01-01

    NGO参与公共危机管理有其客观必然性和现实可能性,然而我国危机管理中的NGO 参与严重不足,这既与政府传统的危机处理方式有关,也与NGO自身能力和社会环境有关.本文从政府、社会、NGO自身三个层面探讨了NGO参与危机管理的机制.

  13. Transmedia storytelling in the NGO communication. Sí me importa by Oxfam Intermón

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    Laura MARTÍNEZ VALERO

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Traditionally, transmedia storytelling has been used for spreading fiction narrative worlds, such as films and TV series. However, it was a matter of time that its ability for explaining the reality was discovered and utilised by social organizations to explain their causes and to reach new audiences. Moreover, the new mobile environment challenges the creativity of the organizations to develop products that make use of this new form of consumption. The Sí me importa campaign, a transmedia project of the Spanish NGO Oxfam Intermón, reclaimed the importance of the in-ternational cooperation through social networks, comic, theatre, contemporary art and cinema.

  14. How community trust was gained by an NGO in Malawi, Central Africa, to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS.

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    MacIntyre, Linda M; Waters, Catherine M; Rankin, Sally H; Schell, Ellen; Laviwa, Jones; Luhanga, Melton Richard

    2013-07-01

    Trust is valuable social capital that is essential for effective partnerships to improve a community's health. Yet, how to establish trust in culturally diverse communities is elusive for many researchers, practitioners, and agencies. The purpose of this qualitative study was to obtain perspectives of individuals working for a nongovernmental organization (NGO) about gaining community trust in Malawi in order to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. Twenty-six interviews were conducted over 12 months. Content analysis revealed the relationship between NGO staff and the community is crucial to gaining community trust. Gender, social context, and religious factors influence the establishment of trust within the relationship, but NGO assumptions about the community can erode community trust. Nurses and other health professionals working with the NGOs can help create conditions to build trust in an ethically and culturally sensitive manner whereby communities can develop processes to address their own health concerns.

  15. Insiders and outsiders: local government and NGO engagement in disaster response in Guimaras, Philippines.

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    Espia, Juhn Chris P; Fernandez, Pepito

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines local government and non-governmental organisation (NGO) engagement in disaster response in the wake of the M/T Solar 1 oil spill in Guimaras, Western Visayas, Philippines, on 11 August 2006. It assesses the response activities of these two entities as well as the institutional factors that affected their interaction on the ground. Local government and NGO engagement was shaped by multi-layered, overlapping, and oftentimes contending government-designed response frameworks. Within these frameworks, government actors played the role of primary implementer and provider of relief, allowing them to determine who could be involved and the extent of their involvement. The absence of formal roles for NGOs in these frameworks not only undermines their ability to work in a setting where such institutional set-ups are operational but also it reaffirms their 'outsider' status. This study of the Guimaras oil spill illustrates the complexity and the institutional difficulties inherent in disaster response and coordination in the Philippines.

  16. NGO Partnerships in Using Ecotourism for Conservation: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Romero-Brito, Tania P; Buckley, Ralf C; Byrne, Jason

    2016-01-01

    We analyse 214 cases worldwide where non-governmental organisations (NGOs) use ecotourism for conservation. Other stakeholders in these initiatives include local communities, the private sector, and government agencies. Stakeholder relationships determine NGO roles and project management structures and governance. We classified cases into 10 structural categories based on the initiating stakeholder and the NGO role, and used these categories to analyze geographic patterns and success factors. Most of the 214 cases are community-based (~170; 79%); most are in developing countries (190; 89%); and most are in protected areas (196; 91%). Frequencies of structural categories differ between continents. More cases in Latin America and Asia are initiated by NGOs and local communities, and more in Africa by the private sector. Case-study authors used a range of economic, socio-cultural and environmental criteria to judge whether projects were successful. At global scale, we found no significant association between project success and the involvement of private tourism entrepreneurs. Projects involving either local or international NGOs had higher success rates than those that involved both simultaneously. Future research could adopt political ecology approaches to examine: the factors that lead NGOs to adopt ecotourism enterprises; their internal decision-making processes and strategies; their interactions with the stakeholders involved; and their conservation goals and outcomes.

  17. Accountability of Chinese NGO and its Path%中国NGO问责及其路径

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    孔维红

    2011-01-01

    伴随公民治理主体的日益多元化,中国NGO越来越多地承担了提供准公共物品的职能,因此有必要对中国NGO进行问责.文章就中国NGO 问责中的"问"与"责"进行分析,并在此基础上从问责主体出发,以捐赠者为视角,对中国NGO 问责的路径进行了探讨.捐赠者对中国NGO的问责属外部监督,是他律.中国NGO的健康发展,不仅需要他律,而且更需要自律,他律与自律的相互结合,促进中国NGO的良性运行,公益使命得到更好的倡导.

  18. NGO Partnerships in Using Ecotourism for Conservation: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Romero-Brito, Tania P.; Byrne, Jason

    2016-01-01

    We analyse 214 cases worldwide where non-governmental organisations (NGOs) use ecotourism for conservation. Other stakeholders in these initiatives include local communities, the private sector, and government agencies. Stakeholder relationships determine NGO roles and project management structures and governance. We classified cases into 10 structural categories based on the initiating stakeholder and the NGO role, and used these categories to analyze geographic patterns and success factors. Most of the 214 cases are community-based (~170; 79%); most are in developing countries (190; 89%); and most are in protected areas (196; 91%). Frequencies of structural categories differ between continents. More cases in Latin America and Asia are initiated by NGOs and local communities, and more in Africa by the private sector. Case-study authors used a range of economic, socio-cultural and environmental criteria to judge whether projects were successful. At global scale, we found no significant association between project success and the involvement of private tourism entrepreneurs. Projects involving either local or international NGOs had higher success rates than those that involved both simultaneously. Future research could adopt political ecology approaches to examine: the factors that lead NGOs to adopt ecotourism enterprises; their internal decision-making processes and strategies; their interactions with the stakeholders involved; and their conservation goals and outcomes. PMID:27893800

  19. The politics of NGO registration in international protectorates: the cases of Bosnia and Iraq.

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    Bolton, Matthew; Jeffrey, Alex

    2008-12-01

    Following international interventions in Bosnia-Herzegovina(1) and Iraq, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have played a central role in delivering humanitarian relief, encouraging participation in new systems of government, and advocating on behalf of marginalised groups. Although intervening agencies have framed such autonomous organisations as unquestionably virtuous, scholars have increasingly questioned the agency of NGOs, pointing to the constraining effects of funding and regulatory mechanisms. This paper contributes to this body of work by offering a detailed examination of legislation requiring NGOs to register with nascent state institutions. Drawing on case study material from Bosnia and Iraq, it argues that NGO registration should not be dismissed as a technical or legal matter, but that it should be embraced as a significant political practice embedded in relations of power. Registration legislation has increased the transparency of NGO funding origins and institutional practices, yet it has simultaneously acted as a barrier to smaller organisations and led to the transmission of international objectives through civil society entities.

  20. Government-NGO collaboration and sustainability of orphans and vulnerable children projects in southern Africa.

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    Rosenberg, Alana; Hartwig, Kari; Merson, Michael

    2008-02-01

    Given current donor attention to orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, and the need for a new framework that recognizes the complementary roles of nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), this analysis reviews NGO-operated community-based orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) projects in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland. There has been a lack of attention within the field of evaluation to inter-organizational relationships, specifically those with government agencies, as a factor in sustainability. We analyzed evaluations of nine OVC projects funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation for the influence of government-NGO collaboration on project sustainability. For eight of the nine projects, evaluations provided evidence of the importance of the government partnership for sustainability. Government collaboration was important in projects designed to help families access government grants, initiate community-based solutions, and advocate for OVC rights through legislation. Government partnerships were also critical to the sustainability of two projects involved in placing children in foster care, but these showed signs of tension with government partners. In addition to the more common factors associated with sustainability, such as organizational characteristics, donors and NGOs should concentrate on developing strong partnerships with local and national government agencies for the sustainability of their projects.

  1. Sustainability of NGO capacity building in southern Africa: successes and opportunities.

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    Humphries, Debbie; Gomez, Ligia; Hartwig, Kari

    2011-01-01

    Despite an increase in organizational capacity building efforts by external organizations in low and middle income countries, the documentation of these efforts and their effects on health programs and systems remains limited. This paper reviews key frameworks for considering sustainability of capacity building and applies these frameworks to an evaluation of the sustainability of an AIDS non-governmental organization (NGO) capacity building initiative. From 2004-2007 Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's Secure the Future(TM) initiative in southern Africa funded a five country program, the NGO Training Institute (NGOTI), to build capacity of NGOs working to address HIV/AIDS. Lessons learned from this project include issues of ownership, the importance of integrating planning for sustainability within capacity-building projects, and the value of identifying primary capacity-building objectives in order to select sustainability strategies that are focused on maintaining program benefits. Sustainability for capacity building projects can be developed by discussing key issues early in the planning process with all primary stakeholders.

  2. The comparative advantage of NGO (non-governmental organizations) in the health sector--a look at the evidence.

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    Matthias, A R; Green, A T

    1994-01-01

    Attention being given to the development of an appropriate public/private mix in health-care delivery should not exclude the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). There is a widely accepted thesis of NGO comparative advantage over government, but evidence to support this thesis is generally more anecdotal than analytical. This paper considers evidence available in the literature and from field research in southern Africa, especially with regard to efficiency, innovation and reaching grass-roots communities. The paper concludes that the comparative advantage of the NGO sector needs to be analysed in relation to both the private for-profit sector and the public sector.

  3. MENS, an Info-Computational Model for (Neuro-cognitive Systems Capable of Creativity

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    Andrée C. Ehresmann

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available MENS is a bio-inspired model for higher level cognitive systems; it is an application of the Memory Evolutive Systems developed with Vanbremeersch to model complex multi-scale, multi-agent self-organized systems, such as biological or social systems. Its development resorts to an info-computationalism: first we characterize the properties of the human brain/mind at the origin of higher order cognitive processes up to consciousness and creativity, then we ‘abstract’ them in a MENS mathematical model for natural or artificial cognitive systems. The model, based on a ‘dynamic’ Category Theory incorporating Time, emphasizes the computability problems which are raised.

  4. A Conceptual Model for Supporting Para-Teacher Learning in an Indian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)

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    Raval, Harini; McKenney, Susan; Pieters, Jules

    2010-01-01

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are being recognized globally for their influential role in realizing the UN Millennium Development Goal of education for all in developing countries. NGOs mostly employ untrained para-educators for grassroots activities. The professional development of these teachers is critical for NGO effectiveness, yet…

  5. Generational, Cultural, and Linguistic Integration for Literacy Learning and Teaching in Uganda: Pedagogical Possibilities, Challenges, and Lessons from One NGO

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    Ngaka, Willy; Graham, Ross; Masaazi, Fred Masagazi; Anyandru, Elly Moses

    2016-01-01

    This qualitative case study focuses on a volunteer-led local NGO in Uganda to examine how integrating generations, cultures, and languages is enhancing literacy learning to help ethnically and linguistically diverse rural communities survive in the prevailing globally competitive neoliberal environment. Immersing the study in the social practices…

  6. The incentive effects of missions - Evidence from experiments with NGO employees and students

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    Gerhards, Leonie

    2015-01-01

    This paper studies the incentive effects of an organization׳s ‘mission’ on the effort provision of agents. Across treatments, I exogenously vary how much the agents׳ and their projects׳ missions match. In the first study, NGO employees are assigned the role of agents in an online, one......-shot, principal-agent experiment. In the second study, I replicate the experimental design with a student subject pool. In both experiments the agents׳ effort choices are, for any given piece rate, increasing in their mission match. In a third study, a laboratory experiment with a finitely repeated principal......-agent game with random matching, I do not find a motivational effect of missions, unlike in my first two studies....

  7. Effect of elastic and plastic tensile mechanical loading on the magnetic properties of NGO electrical steel

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    Leuning, N.; Steentjes, S.; Schulte, M.; Bleck, W.; Hameyer, K.

    2016-11-01

    The magnetic properties of non-grain-oriented (NGO) electrical steels are highly susceptible to mechanical stresses, i.e., residual, external or thermal ones. For rotating electrical machines, mechanical stresses are inevitable and originate from different sources, e.g., material processing, machine manufacturing and operating conditions. The efficiency and specific losses are largely altered by different mechanical stress states. In this paper the effect of tensile stresses and plastic deformations on the magnetic properties of a 2.9 wt% Si electrical steel are studied. Particular attention is paid to the effect of magnetic anisotropy, i.e., the influence of the direction of applied mechanical stress with respect to the rolling direction. Due to mechanical stress, the induced anisotropy has to be evaluated as it is related to the stress-dependent magnetostriction constant and the grain alignment.

  8. Bridge over troubled waters? The state-NGO interface in governing urban environments

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    1997-12-31

    Environmental degradation and depletion of natural resources are aggravating problems in many developing countries. A particular case about Non-Governmental Organisations` (NGOs) commitment to river water pollution in Madras (south India) is developed here, mainly with regards to the interface between the state and NGO sector. A significant reason behind environmental problems are insufficient structures of governance. An often proposed solution, by both international and local organisations and governments, is to develop a partnership between the state and local organisations and communities. The arguments here show that such increased cooperation or decentralization may not come easy and is complicated by various meanings of governance, such as discretionary state power, limited transparency of bureaucratic and political processes, red-tapism and different perceptions of causes and solutions to environmental problems 25 refs, 1 fig

  9. SOCIAL ECONOMY DIMENSIONS FROM ROMANIA. PERSPECTIVES AND REALITIES OF NGO SECTOR

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    FELICIA ANDRIONI

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Beginning with 2000 European Union understood the importance of a new perspective for European community: Social Economy. Social economy refers to individuals or legal entities who come together to take on an active economic role in the social inclusion. Social Economy represents the activities and services income generating to help vulnerable people to integrate on the labor market. In this article, in the theoretical part after we are presenting some social economy conceptual delimitations, are highlighted some dimensions of social economy in Romania, and also we analyze the actual situation and the role of the social economy for NGO sector. Our descriptive analyze used the following research methods: analysis documents, comparative analysis.

  10. Remediating cultural services in Second Life: The case of Info Island DK

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    Heilesen, Simon

    2009-01-01

    In 2007, Info Island DK was created as a virtual library in Second Life. This is an account of how library services of the physical library and the net library were remediated into a 3-D virtual world. The Info Island DK library was not widely adopted by any of the intended target groups, even if...

  11. What Influences the Awareness of Physician Quality Info

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In What Influences the Awareness of Physician Quality Information, Implications for Medicare, published in Volume 4, Issue 2 of Medicare and Medicaid Research...

  12. Insurance Coverage and Whither Thou Goest for Health Info

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Authors of Insurance Coverage and Whither Thou Goest for Health Information in 2012, recently published in Volume 4, Issue 4 of the Medicare and Medicaid Research...

  13. What Influences the Awareness of Physician Quality Info

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In What Influences the Awareness of Physician Quality Information, Implications for Medicare, published in Volume 4, Issue 2 of Medicare and Medicaid Research...

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Authors of Insurance Coverage and Whither Thou Goest for Health Information in 2012, recently published in Volume 4, Issue 4 of the Medicare and Medicaid Research...

  15. Efficient Computation of Info-Gap Robustness for Finite Element Models

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    Stull, Christopher J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hemez, Francois M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williams, Brian J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-05

    A recent research effort at LANL proposed info-gap decision theory as a framework by which to measure the predictive maturity of numerical models. Info-gap theory explores the trade-offs between accuracy, that is, the extent to which predictions reproduce the physical measurements, and robustness, that is, the extent to which predictions are insensitive to modeling assumptions. Both accuracy and robustness are necessary to demonstrate predictive maturity. However, conducting an info-gap analysis can present a formidable challenge, from the standpoint of the required computational resources. This is because a robustness function requires the resolution of multiple optimization problems. This report offers an alternative, adjoint methodology to assess the info-gap robustness of Ax = b-like numerical models solved for a solution x. Two situations that can arise in structural analysis and design are briefly described and contextualized within the info-gap decision theory framework. The treatments of the info-gap problems, using the adjoint methodology are outlined in detail, and the latter problem is solved for four separate finite element models. As compared to statistical sampling, the proposed methodology offers highly accurate approximations of info-gap robustness functions for the finite element models considered in the report, at a small fraction of the computational cost. It is noted that this report considers only linear systems; a natural follow-on study would extend the methodologies described herein to include nonlinear systems.

  16. Comparison of the results of T-Test from different versions of Epi Info

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    Junke Tang; Jinliang Zhu

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To take advantage of Epi Info to manage and analyze disease data. Methods: After selecting the living examples for independent sample T-Test, Epi Info 5.00, 5.01a(Chinese), 6.00, 6.04 b, 6.04 d, 2000, 2002(Chinese)were used to do the independent sample T-Test on the two living examples. Then, Intercooled Stata7, Microsoft Excel(2002) and SPSS 10.0 for Windows were used to verify the results. Results: The statistical results from the Epi Info 5.00, 5.01a(Chinese) and 6.00 were the same while that from Epi Info 6.04 b, 6.04 d, 2000,2002 (Chinese), Intercooled Stata7, Microsoft Excel(2002) and SPSS 10.0 for Windows were identical In independent sample T-Test,. But the former result is different with the latter. Conclusion: There was an error in the result of T-Test from Epi Info 6.00 and former versions. Thus, it's important to be alert to select the versions of Epi Info to manage and analyze disease data. On the other hand, it's also quite pivotal to distinguish the adopted Epi Info versions when referring to the articles ane use the statistical results.

  17. Efficient Computation of Info-Gap Robustness for Finite Element Models

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    Stull, Christopher J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hemez, Francois M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williams, Brian J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-05

    A recent research effort at LANL proposed info-gap decision theory as a framework by which to measure the predictive maturity of numerical models. Info-gap theory explores the trade-offs between accuracy, that is, the extent to which predictions reproduce the physical measurements, and robustness, that is, the extent to which predictions are insensitive to modeling assumptions. Both accuracy and robustness are necessary to demonstrate predictive maturity. However, conducting an info-gap analysis can present a formidable challenge, from the standpoint of the required computational resources. This is because a robustness function requires the resolution of multiple optimization problems. This report offers an alternative, adjoint methodology to assess the info-gap robustness of Ax = b-like numerical models solved for a solution x. Two situations that can arise in structural analysis and design are briefly described and contextualized within the info-gap decision theory framework. The treatments of the info-gap problems, using the adjoint methodology are outlined in detail, and the latter problem is solved for four separate finite element models. As compared to statistical sampling, the proposed methodology offers highly accurate approximations of info-gap robustness functions for the finite element models considered in the report, at a small fraction of the computational cost. It is noted that this report considers only linear systems; a natural follow-on study would extend the methodologies described herein to include nonlinear systems.

  18. Epi Info 2002的基本操作简介

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    2004-01-01

    Epi Info 2002是美国疾病预防控制中心(CDC)和世界卫生组织(WHO)继Epi Info 2000版之后于2002年11月推出的最新Epi Info版本。该版本功能更为完善,设计更为合理,界面更为美观。笔者兹就Epi Info 2002的基本操作方法和步骤简要介绍如下。

  19. Basic Info | Energy and Global Climate Change in New ...

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    Beginning late in the 18th Century, human activities associated with the Industrial Revolution changed the chemical composition of the atmosphere and began influencing the Earth's climate: the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, along with deforestation, has caused concentrations of heat-trapping 'greenhouse gases' to increase significantly in our atmosphere. These gases act to prevent heat from escaping into space, like the glass panels of a greenhouse.

  20. Cost recovery of NGO primary health care facilities: a case study in Bangladesh

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    Alam Khurshid

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Little is known about the cost recovery of primary health care facilities in Bangladesh. This study estimated the cost recovery of a primary health care facility run by Building Resources Across Community (BRAC, a large NGO in Bangladesh, for the period of July 2004 - June 2005. This health facility is one of the seven upgraded BRAC facilities providing emergency obstetric care and is typical of the government and private primary health care facilities in Bangladesh. Given the current maternal and child mortality in Bangladesh and the challenges to addressing health-related Millennium Development Goal (MDG targets the financial sustainability of such facilities is crucial. Methods The study was designed as a case study covering a single facility. The methodology was based on the 'ingredient approach' using the allocation techniques by inpatient and outpatient services. Cost recovery of the facility was estimated from the provider's perspective. The value of capital items was annualized using 5% discount rate and its market price of 2004 (replacement value. Sensitivity analysis was done using 3% discount rate. Results The cost recovery ratio of the BRAC primary care facility was 59%, and if excluding all capital costs, it increased to 72%. Of the total costs, 32% was for personnel while drugs absorbed 18%. Capital items were17% of total costs while operational cost absorbed 12%. Three-quarters of the total cost was variable costs. Inpatient services contributed 74% of total revenue in exchange of 10% of total utilization. An average cost per patient was US$ 10 while it was US$ 67 for inpatient and US$ 4 for outpatient. Conclusion The cost recovery of this NGO primary care facility is important for increasing its financial sustainability and decreasing donor dependency, and achieving universal health coverage in a developing country setting. However, for improving the cost recovery of the health facility, it needs to increase

  1. Raamatukogudest läks kaduma info tuhandete raamatute kohta / Rein Sikk

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    Sikk, Rein, 1961-

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    Detsembris 2010 kadusid infosüsteemi URRAM kasutavate raamatukogude arvutitest laenutusandmed, probleemid lugejateeninduses võivad kesta nädalaid. Vt. ka Sikk, Rein. Kultuuriministeeriumi sovetlik digitüng, lk. 2

  2. Cosmological Backgrounds of Gravitational Waves and eLISA/NGO: Phase Transitions, Cosmic Strings and Other Sources

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    Binétruy, Pierre; Caprini, Chiara; Dufaux, Jean-François

    2012-01-01

    We review the main cosmological backgrounds of gravitational waves accessible to detectors in space sensitive to the range $10^{-4}$ to $10^{-1}$ Hz, with a special emphasis on those backgrounds due to phase transitions or networks of cosmic strings. We apply this to identify the scientific potential of the NGO/eLISA mission of ESA, regarding the detectability of such cosmological backgrounds.

  3. Remediating cultural services in Second Life: The case of Info Island DK

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    Heilesen, Simon

    2009-01-01

    In 2007, Info Island DK was created as a virtual library in Second Life. This is an account of how library services of the physical library and the net library were remediated into a 3-D virtual world. The Info Island DK library was not widely adopted by any of the intended target groups, even if...... if it was quite successful as demo-project. This paper discusses the factors conditioning the relative non-adoption of the new technology...

  4. Beyond idealism and realism: Canadian NGO/government relations during the negotiation of the FCTC.

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    Lencucha, Raphael; Labonté, Ronald; Rouse, Michael J

    2010-04-01

    The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) marks a unique point in the history of global health governance. This convention produced the first legally binding treaty under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Another first was the extent to which non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participated in the negotiation process. This article explores the relationship between one group of NGOs and their respective government during the negotiation of the FCTC. Documentary analyses and 18 individual in-depth interviews were conducted with both government and NGO representatives. In contrast to the polar perspectives of idealism (NGOs as unique and autonomous) and realism (NGOs as funded arms of the government), our findings suggest that neither opposition nor conformity on the part of the NGOs characterize the relationship between the NGOs and government. While specific to the case under study (the FCTC), our findings nonetheless indicate the need for a nuanced view of the relationship between governments and NGOs, at least during the process of multilateral health policy negotiations.

  5. Perceptions of Nongovernmental Organization (NGO Staff about Water Privatization in Developing Countries

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    Ellis A. Adams

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Almost a billion people globally lack access to potable water. In the early 1990’s, attempts to improve potable water access in the global south included a massive push for water services privatization, often involving the transfer of public water services to private companies. Critics of water privatization claim it rarely improves access to water, and in most cases, unfairly affect poor people. Proponents on the other hand argue that it is necessary for efficient management and capital investment in the water sector. Although development NGOs play an important role in developing country water provision, hardly any studies have sought to understand their perceptions about the potential role of water privatization towards improving access to potable water in developing countries. We interviewed the key staff among 28 international and national NGO staff about water privatization, its opportunities and constraints. Their perceptions were mixed. While most criticized water privatization as increasing water costs to the poor, some noted that privatization is necessary for improving water access through increased capital investment. We present the findings and discuss larger implications for water policies and reforms in developing countries.

  6. Post-disaster housing reconstruction: Perspectives of the NGO and local authorities on delay issues

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    Khalid, Khairin Norhashidah; Nifa, Faizatul Akmar Abdul; Ismail, Risyawati Mohamed; Lin, Chong Khai

    2016-08-01

    Post disaster reconstruction is complex, dynamic and chaotic in nature and as such represents many challenges because it is unlike normal construction. However, the time scale of reconstruction is shorter than the normal construction, but it often deals with uncertainties and the scale of the construction activities required is relatively high. After a disaster impacts a country, many governments, institutions and aid organizations cooperate and involved with the reconstruction process. This is seen as a tool for applying policies and programs designed to remedy the weakness in developmental policies, infrastructure and institutional arrangements. This paper reports a part of an on-going research on post-disaster housing reconstruction in Malaysia. An extensive literature review and pilot interviews were undertaken to establish the factors that contribute to the delay in post-disaster reconstruction project. Accordingly, this paper takes the perspective of recovery from non-government organization (NGO) and local authorities which act as providers of social services, builders of infrastructure, regulators of economic activity and managers of the natural environment. As a result, it is important on how those decisions are made, who is involved in the decision-making, and what are the consequences of this decision.

  7. Low-Frequency Gravitational-Wave Science with eLISA/ NGO

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    Amaro-Seoane, Pau; Aoudia, Sofiane; Babak, Stanislav; Binetruy, Pierre; Berti, Emanuele; Bohe, Alejandro; Caprini, Chiara; Colpi, Monica; Cornish, Neil J.; Danzmann, Karsten; Dufaux, Jean-Francois; Gair, Jonathan; Jennrich, Oliver; Jetzer, Philippe; Klein, Antoine; Lang, Ryan N.; Lobo, Alberto; Littenberg, Tyson; McWilliams, Sean T.; Nelemans, Gijs; Petiteau, Antoine; Porter, Edward K.; Schutz, Bernard F.; Stebbins, Robin; Vallisneri, Michele

    2011-01-01

    We review the expected science performance of the New Gravitational-Wave Observatory (NGO, a.k.a. eLISA), a mission under study by the European Space Agency for launch in the early 2020s. eLISA will survey the low-frequency gravitational-wave sky (from 0.1 mHz to 1 Hz), detecting and characterizing a broad variety of systems and events throughout the Universe, including the coalescences of massive black holes brought together by galaxy mergers; the inspirals of stellar-mass black holes and compact stars into central galactic black holes; several millions of ultracompact binaries, both detached and mass transferring, in the Galaxy; and possibly unforeseen sources such as the relic gravitational-wave radiation from the early Universe. eLISA's high signal-to-noise measurements will provide new insight into the structure and history of the Universe, and they will test general relativity in its strong-field dynamical regime.

  8. Low-frequency gravitational-wave science with eLISA/NGO

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    Amaro-Seoane, Pau; Babak, Stanislav; Binetruy, Pierre; Berti, Emanuele; Bohe, Alejandro; Caprini, Chiara; Colpi, Monica; Cornish, Neil J; Danzmann, Karsten; Dufaux, Jean-Francois; Gair, Jonathan; Jennrich, Oliver; Jetzer, Philippe; Klein, Antoine; Lang, Ryan N; Lobo, Alberto; Littenberg, Tyson; McWilliams, Sean T; Nelemans, Gijs; Petiteau, Antoine; Porter, Edward K; Schutz, Bernard F; Sesana, Alberto; Stebbins, Robin; Sumner, Tim; Vallisneri, Michele; Vitale, Stefano; Volonteri, Marta; Ward, Henry

    2012-01-01

    We review the expected science performance of the New Gravitational-Wave Observatory (NGO, a.k.a. eLISA), a mission under study by the European Space Agency for launch in the early 2020s. eLISA will survey the low-frequency gravitational-wave sky (from 0.1 mHz to 1 Hz), detecting and characterizing a broad variety of systems and events throughout the Universe, including the coalescences of massive black holes brought together by galaxy mergers; the inspirals of stellar-mass black holes and compact stars into central galactic black holes; several millions of ultracompact binaries, both detached and mass transferring, in the Galaxy; and possibly unforeseen sources such as the relic gravitational-wave radiation from the early Universe. eLISA's high signal-to-noise measurements will provide new insight into the structure and history of the Universe, and they will test general relativity in its strong-field dynamical regime.

  9. Being Untaught: How NGO Field Workers Empower Parents of Children with Disabilities in Dadaab

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    Allyson Krupar

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Roughly 350,000 refugees, over 90% of them Somali, lived in five sprawling camps in Dadaab, Kenya in 2015. In the Dadaab refugee camps, families had unique experiences of disability, education, women’s roles, and involvement with International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO programming. INGOs provided a variety of basic services including education such as the program analyzed here for parents of children with disabilities. Many children with disabilities in the refugee camps faced social stigma and lacked access to education. This research draws on practices and literature in family literacy and parental involvement programming to explore how one NGO training sought to empower women learners to send their children with disabilities to school in Kambioos, the smallest and newest refugee camp in Dadaab. Using ethnographic methods, one training program involving parents and children was video-taped. The video was used as a cue to interview field workers about how the training empowered parents, particularly mothers. The study found that empowerment of women through training for parents of children with disabilities centered on parents’ interaction with formal schools and engagement in their communities.

  10. 政府与NGO合作扶贫路径取向探析%Orientation of Government-NGO Cooperation Poverty Aid

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    陈立栋

    2012-01-01

    Government-NGO cooperation poverty aid is faced with a lot of problems: NGO is not well recog- nized by mass community; NGO is faced with transformation bottle neck while being interfered by power centraliza- tion and the deficiency of policies. For the aim of reducing poverty, Chinese government cooperates with NGO forthe cause of poverty aid in two ways : bottom-up and top-down. For the perfection of gc.vernment-NGO cooperation, government should solve the developmental problems of NGO, and NGO should enhance the capability of self-con- struction, improve cooperative relationship and implement competition as well as cooperation.%当前政府与NGO合作扶贫面临着许多问题:NGO的社会认知度严重不足;NGO面临转型瓶颈,同时受到权力中心论的干扰,政策法规缺失严重。为达到减少社会贫困的目的,我国政府与NGO合作扶贫的路径采取自上而下和自下而上两种合作路径。完善政府与NGO合作的扶贫机制,政府应当在政策上解决NGO的发展问题,NGO也应加强自身能力建设、改进合作关系,实现既竞争又合作。

  11. 漫步InfoPath 2010和SharePoint 2010

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    Ryan Thomas; 黄永兵(译者)

    2010-01-01

    InfoPath是一款功能丰富的数据收集工具,旨在SharePoint中简单、高效地创建表单。实现开箱即用或定制工作流的目标,然而。对于IT专业人员。甚至是SharePoint开发人员而言,InfoPath仍然是一个神秘的应用程序。本文就将向你展示如何在SharePoint环境中集成InfoPath表单。并且无需编写一行代码。

  12. Robust Decision Making and Info-Gap Decision Theory for water resource system planning

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    Matrosov, Evgenii S.; Woods, Ashley M.; Harou, Julien J.

    2013-06-01

    Stationarity assumptions of linked human-water systems are frequently invalid given the difficult-to-predict changes affecting such systems. In this case water planning occurs under conditions of deep or severe uncertainty, where the statistical distributions of future conditions and events are poorly known. In such situations predictive system simulation models are typically run under different scenarios to evaluate the performance of future plans under different conditions. Given that there are many possible plans and many possible futures, which simulations will lead to the best designs? Robust Decision Making (RDM) and Info-Gap Decision Theory (IGDT) provide a structured approach to planning complex systems under such uncertainty. Both RDM and IGDT make repeated use of trusted simulation models to evaluate different plans under different future conditions. Both methods seek to identify robust rather than optimal decisions, where a robust decision works satisfactorily over a broad range of possible futures. IGDT efficiently charts system performance with robustness and opportuneness plots summarising system performance for different plans under the most dire and favourable sets of future conditions. RDM samples a wider range of dire, benign and opportune futures and offers a holistic assessment of the performance of different options. RDM also identifies through ‘scenario discovery' which combinations of uncertain future stresses lead to system vulnerabilities. In our study we apply both frameworks to a water resource system planning problem: London's water supply system expansion in the Thames basin, UK. The methods help identify which out of 20 proposed water supply infrastructure portfolios is the most robust given severely uncertain future hydrological inflows, water demands and energy prices. Multiple criteria of system performance are considered: service reliability, storage susceptibility, capital and operating cost, energy use and environmental flows

  13. Supporting Info

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Supporting Information. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Washington , J., T. Jenkins, and E. Weber. Identification of Unsaturated and 2H...

  14. Info Schopper

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    1984-01-01

    "Au debut de cette nouvelle année le moment est venu de considérer la situation actuel au Cern et réfléchir à l'avenir". Ainsi s'exprime le DG H.Schopper au debut de son discours. Il fait d'abord quelques remarques sur le programme scientifique (en priorité le LEP et ses expériences, ainsi que les collisions protons-antiprotons au SPS), s'adresse ensuite aux problèmes budgétaires et discute des problèmes du personnel d'emploi....Il ne comprend pas les raisons de la grève qui a eu lieu en décembre 1983 et considère une grève comme moyen ultime et demande au personnel d'accepter les conséquences....

  15. InfoDROUGHT: Technical reliability assessment using crop yield data at the Spanish-national level

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    Contreras, Sergio; Garcia-León, David; Hunink, Johannes E.

    2017-04-01

    Drought monitoring (DM) is a key component of risk-centered drought preparedness plans and drought policies. InfoDROUGHT (www.infosequia.es) is a a site- and user-tailored and fully-integrated DM system which combines functionalities for: a) the operational satellite-based weekly-1km tracking of severity and spatial extent of drought impacts, b) the interactive and faster query and delivery of drought information through a web-mapping service. InfoDROUGHT has a flexible and modular structure. The calibration (threshold definitions) and validation of the system is performed by combining expert knowledge and auxiliary impact assessments and datasets. Different technical solutions (basic or advanced versions) or deployment options (open-standard or restricted-authenticated) can be purchased by end-users and customers according to their needs. In this analysis, the technical reliability of InfoDROUGHT and its performance for detecting drought impacts on agriculture has been evaluated in the 2003-2014 period by exploring and quantifying the relationships among the drought severity indices reported by InfoDROUGHT and the annual yield anomalies observed for different rainfed crops (maize, wheat, barley) at Spain. We hypothesize a positive relationship between the crop anomalies and the drought severity level detected by InfoDROUGHT. Annual yield anomalies were computed at the province administrative level as the difference between the annual yield reported by the Spanish Annual Survey of Crop Acreages and Yields (ESYRCE database) and the mean annual yield estimated during the study period. Yield anomalies were finally compared against drought greenness-based and thermal-based drought indices (VCI and TCI, respectively) to check the coherence of the outputs and the hypothesis stated. InfoDROUGHT has been partly funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness through a Torres-Quevedo grant, and by the H2020-EU project "Bridging the Gap for Innovations in

  16. Info-tv-järjestelmän käyttöönotto

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    Tiainen, Kimmo

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    Opinnäytetyön toimeksiantajana toimi valtion erityisoppilaitos Oppimis- ja ohjauskeskus Valteri, Onerva – Valteri-koulu Onerva. Työn päätavoitteena oli valita markkinoilla olevista kokonaisvaltaisista info-tv-järjestelmistä toimeksiantoon sopivin. Lisäksi tarkoituksena oli toteuttaa kosketusnäytöllä toimiva interaktiivinen aikajana-sovellus. Työssä perehdyttiin info-tv-järjestelmien käyttötapoihin, valmistajiin ja erilaisiin toteutustapoihin. Lisäksi työssä vertailtiin eri valmistajien tar...

  17. BiNGO及DAVID在miR-155靶基因富集分析中的应用%Application of BiNGO and DAVID in Biological Enrichment Analysis of miR-155 Target Genes

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    杨蓉; 蔡琳

    2012-01-01

    kinase activity(GO molecular function, P<0. 01) and metabolic regulation, transcriptional regulation, macromol-ecule biosynthesis, gene expression regulation,signal transduction(GO biological process, P<0. 01). In KEGG pathway, the gene set indicated an enrichment in T cell receptor signaling pathway, B cell receptor signaling pathway, MAPK signaling pathways, ErbB signaling pathway, etc(signal transduction pathway, P<0. 05) and colorectal cancer, acute and chronic myeloid leukemia (human diseases pathway,P<0. 05). Conclusion BiNGO and DAVID have their own advantages, the combination of two software analysis of miRNAs target gene sets for biological description can provide bioinformatics basis for further functional studies.

  18. Lessons in integration--operations research in an Indian leprosy NGO.

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    Porter, J D H; Ogden, J A; Rao, P V Ranganadha; Rao, V Prabhakar; Rajesh, D; Buskade, R A; Soutar, D

    2002-06-01

    Since the Alma Ata Declaration in 1978, health systems supporting the treatment and control of infectious diseases like leprosy and tuberculosis have been encouraged to 'integrate' into the primary health care structure within countries. Now, more than 20 years later, countries are still grappling with the concept of integration and looking for ways to achieve it. This study reports findings from a leprosy/Tuberculosis/AIDS awareness pilot project conducted by LEPRA India, a leprosy non-governmental organization (NGO), between 1996 and 2000 in Koraput district, Orissa. The project addressed the issue of integration on two levels. On the one hand LEPRA used the context of the project to explore ways in which to integrate TB services into their existing leprosy control structure. On the other hand, lessons from the pilot study were intended to help the organization find ways of linking with the government health care structure. Following a 'qualitative approach', this operations research project assessed the perceptions of communities and providers about leprosy and tuberculosis services. Providers across the spectrum of this plural healthcare system were asked to provide comment on developing stronger networks with each other, with NGOs and with government, while patients and communities were asked to describe the resources available to them and the constraints they face in accessing health care in general, and for leprosy and TB in particular. LEPRA staff from top management to the outreach workers were also approached for their views. Patients and communities noted that physical access to treatment was a major constraint, while the existence of local providers and family support structures facilitated health and health care. Providers expressed a willingness to collaborate (with LEPRA and the government), but lacked training, adequate staff support and the appropriate equipment/technical resources. Also lacking were adequate information campaigns to inform the

  19. Brief Introduction of Nuclear Power Plant Emergency System EmInfoSys%核电站应急系统EmInfoSys简介

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    肖玉华; 赵志刚

    2014-01-01

    核安全是核能与核技术利用事业发展的生命线,核事故应急响应是核安全纵深防御的最后一道屏障,是确保核能事业安全健康发展的重要措施之一。建立功能齐全、反应灵敏、运转高效的核与辐射事故应急管理体系,是我国核安全中重要任务之一。北京广利核系统工程有限公司从2001年开始参与核应急指挥系统的建设,先后参与了秦山、田湾、环境保护部、海阳、台山、防城港、三门等大量的核应急项目,形成了拥有自主知识产权的核应急平台———EmInfoSys (Emergency Management Information System),本文对EmInfoSys系统做了简要介绍。%Nuclear safety is the lifeline of nuclear energy and nuclear technology ,nuclear accident emergency response is the last line of nuclear security defense ,and is one of the important measures to ensure the healthy development of the nuclear energy safety .T he establishment of complete function ,sensitive reaction and efficient emergency manage‐ment system for operation of nuclear and radiation accidents is an important task of nuclear security .From 2001 China Techenergy Co .,Ltd .participated in the Qinshan , Tianwan ,Ministry of Environmental Protection ,Haiyang ,Taishan ,Fangchenggang , Sanmen ,etc .nuclear emergency projects ,and the nuclear emergency EmInfoSys (emer‐gency management information system) platform was developed with independent intel‐lectual property rights .A brief introduction about EmInfoSys system was performed in this paper .

  20. Reconstruction of Network Retrieval System about PsycINFO ( Psychology Abstract)%PsycINFO(心理学文摘)网络检索系统建设

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    曹进军

    2006-01-01

    就高校图书馆特色数据库的建设和改造展开论述,介绍PsycINFO(心理学文摘)光盘数据库系统的改造过程.简要论述从PsycINFO的原始结构分析到新的网络系统的构建,以及非标准数据向标准的元数据转换等问题.

  1. Vastukäiv info Liibanoni haarangu asjus tekitas kuhjaga segadust / Inga Höglund

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    Höglund, Inga

    2011-01-01

    Liibanoni julgeolekujõud lükkasid osaliselt ümber päeva jooksul tulnud info Bekaa orus Eesti turistide röövimise asjaoludest ja röövijatest. Operatsioon röövlite tabamiseks.Tulisemad inimröövikohad. Viimase aja tuntumaid pantvange

  2. Eestikeelne matemaatika õpetamise info internetis / Maarika Kivi, Kristi Kons, Tõnu Tõnso

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    Kivi, Maarika

    2006-01-01

    Artiklis antakse juhiseid eestikeelsete matemaatika õpetamise teemaliste materjalide leidmiseks. Üliõpilaste Ingrid Ringi, Anne Heinla ja Maarika Kivi töö tulemusena loodud viidete süsteemist aadressil www.mathema.ee/viited ja Kristi Konsi koostatud infosüsteemist põhikooli jaoks aadressil www.hot.ee/matex2005

  3. Vastukäiv info Liibanoni haarangu asjus tekitas kuhjaga segadust / Inga Höglund

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    Höglund, Inga

    2011-01-01

    Liibanoni julgeolekujõud lükkasid osaliselt ümber päeva jooksul tulnud info Bekaa orus Eesti turistide röövimise asjaoludest ja röövijatest. Operatsioon röövlite tabamiseks.Tulisemad inimröövikohad. Viimase aja tuntumaid pantvange

  4. Mille vastu eksivad börsifirmad info avaldamisel? / Tex Vertmann

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    Vertmann, Tex

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Finansovõi Menedzhment : infovõpusk nr. 14 mai lk. 8. Konfidentsiaalse info leke ja hilinemine turu teavitamisel aktsia hinda mõjutavatest otsustest on börsiinfo avaldamise kaks peamist probleemi, nõuandeid probleemide ennetamiseks

  5. [EpiInfo as a research and teaching tool in epidemiology and statistics: strengths and weaknesses].

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    Mannocci, Alice; Bontempi, Claudio; Giraldi, Guglielmo; Chiaradia, Giacomina; de Waure, Chiara; Sferrazza, Antonella; Ricciardi, Walter; Boccia, Antonio; La Torre, Giuseppe

    2012-01-01

    EpiInfo is a free software developed in 1988 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta to facilitate field epidemiological investigations and statistical analysis. The aim of this study was to assess whether the software represents, in the Italian biomedical field, an effective analytical research tool and a practical and simple epidemiology and biostatistics teaching tool. A questionnaire consisting of 20 multiple-choice and open questions was administered to 300 healthcare workers, including doctors, biologists, nurses, medical students and interns, at the end of a CME course in epidemiology and biostatistics. Sixty-four percent of participants were aged between 26 and 45 years, 52% were women and 73% were unmarried. Results show that women are more likely to utilize EpiInfo in their research activities with respect to men (p = 0.023), as are individuals aged 26-45 years with respect to the older and younger age groups (p = 0.023) and unmarried participants with respect to those married (p = 0.010). Thirty-one percent of respondents consider EpiInfo to be more than adequate for analysis of their research data and 52% consider it to be sufficiently so. The inclusion of an EpiInfo course in statistics and epidemiology modules facilitates the understanding of theoretical concepts and allows researchers to more easily perform some of the clinical/epidemiological research activities.

  6. Mille vastu eksivad börsifirmad info avaldamisel? / Tex Vertmann

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    Vertmann, Tex

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Finansovõi Menedzhment : infovõpusk nr. 14 mai lk. 8. Konfidentsiaalse info leke ja hilinemine turu teavitamisel aktsia hinda mõjutavatest otsustest on börsiinfo avaldamise kaks peamist probleemi, nõuandeid probleemide ennetamiseks

  7. Validation study of the EORTC information questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-INFO25) in Iranian cancer patients.

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    Asadi-Lari, Mohsen; Ahmadi Pishkuhi, Mahin; Almasi-Hashiani, Amir; Safiri, Saeid; Sepidarkish, Mahdi

    2015-07-01

    Developing a tool for measuring patient's needs is a vital step in the process of cancer treatment and research. In recent years, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) made a questionnaire to measure cancer patients' received information. Since validity and reliability of any instrument should be evaluated in the new environment and culture, the aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the EORTC QLQ-INFO25 in Iranian cancer patients. One hundred seventy-three patients with different stages of cancer filled questionnaire EORTC QLQ-INFO25, EORTC QLQ-C30, and EORTC IN-PATSAT32. Twenty-five patients answered the questionnaire twice at an interval of 2 weeks. Reliability and validity of the questionnaire was measured by Cronbach's alpha, interclass correlation, test retest, inter-rater agreement (IRA), and exploratory factorial analyses. Using a conservative approach, the IRA for the overall relevancy and clarity of the tool was 87/86% and 83.33%, respectively. Overall appropriateness and clarity were 94.13 and 91.87%, respectively. Overall integrity of the instrument was determined to be 85%. Cronbach's alpha coefficients for all domains and total inventory were top 70 and 90%, respectively. Interclass correlation index ranges between 0.708 and 0.965. Exploratory factorial analyses demonstrate six fields suitable for instrument. Correlation between areas of the questionnaires EORTC QLQ-INFO25 and EORTC in-Patsat32 represents the convergent validity of the questionnaire. Also, results show a standard divergent validity in all domains of the questionnaire (Rho EORTC QLQ-INFO25 and EORTC QLQ-C30 (EORTC QLQ-INFO25 is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring the perception of information in cancer patients.

  8. InfoSequia: the first operational remote sensing-based Drought Monitoring System of Spain

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    Contreras, Sergio; Hunink, Johannes E.

    2016-04-01

    We present a satellite-based Drought Monitoring System that provides weekly updates of maps and bulletins with vegetation drought indices over the Iberian Peninsula. The web portal InfoSequía (http://infosequia.es) aims to complement the current Spanish Drought Monitoring System which relies on a hydrological drought index computed at the basin level using data on river flows and water stored in reservoirs. Drought indices computed by InfoSequia are derived from satellite data provided by MODIS sensors (TERRA and AQUA satellites), and report the relative anomaly observed in the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Land Surface Temperature (LST), and in an additive combination of both. Similar to the U.S. Drought Monitoring System by NOAA, the indices include the Vegetation Condition Index (VCI, relative NDVI anomaly), the Temperature Condition Index (TCI, relative LST anomaly) and the Vegetation Health Index (VHI, relative NDVI-LST anomaly). Relative anomalies are codified into four warning levels, and all of them are provided for short periods of time (8-day windows), or longer periods (e.g. 1 year) in order to capture the cumulative effects of droughts in the state variables. Additionally, InfoSequia quantifies the seasonal trajectories of the cumulative deviation of the observed NDVI in relation with the averaged seasonal trajectory observed over a reference period. Through the weekly bulletins, the Drought Monitoring System InfoSequia aims to provide practical information to stakeholders on the sensitivity and resilience of native ecosystems and rainfed agrosystems during drought periods. Also, the remote sensed indices can be used as drought impact indicator to evaluate the skill of seasonal agricultural drought forecasting systems. InfoSequia is partly funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness through a Torres-Quevedo grant.

  9. Non-Governmental Organization (NGO Libraries for The Visually Impaired in Nigeria: Alternative Format Use and Perception of Information Services

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    Adetoro, 'Niran

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Nigeria's non-government organization (NGO libraries for the visually impaired has over the years been at the forefront of information services provision to persons with visual impairment. This study adopted a survey research design to investigate use of alternative formats and perceptions of information services to the visually impaired, focusing on two purposively chosen NGO libraries for the visually impaired in Nigeria. Using a complete enumeration approach, data were gathered from 180 users of the libraries through the use of a structured questionnaire with a reliability score (${\\alpha}=0.74$. Data from 112 (62.2% of the 180 administered copies of a questionnaire that were retrieved were analysed. The study found that Braille materials had a high level of utilization ($\\bar{x}=4.46$ and were the most frequently utilized (90.9%. Perception of information services by the visually impaired was positive while use of alternative formats was significantly and positively related to users' perception of information services (r = .041; p < 0.05. The study recommends improved transcription and investment in alternative formats and in e-resources. It also recommends collaborations to widen access as well as constant evaluation of services.

  10. InfoSec-MobCop - Framework for Theft Detection and Data Security on Mobile Computing Devices

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    Gupta, Anand; Gupta, Deepank; Gupta, Nidhi

    People steal mobile devices with the intention of making money either by selling the mobile or by taking the sensitive information stored inside it. Mobile thefts are rising even with existing deterrents in place. This is because; they are ineffective, as they generate unnecessary alerts and might require expensive hardware equipments. In this paper a novel framework termed as InfoSec-MobCop is proposed which secures a mobile user’s data and discovers theft by detecting any anomaly in the user behavior. The anomaly of the user is computed by extracting and monitoring user specific details (typing pattern and usage history). The result of any intrusion attempt by a masquerader is intimated to the service provider through an SMS. Effectiveness of the used approach is discussed using FAR and FRR graphs. The experimental system uses both real users and simulated studies to quantify the effectiveness of the InfoSec-MobCop (Information Security Mobile Cop).

  11. VDS info and support service: The analysis of the service’s work in 2012

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    Radovanović Una

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available VDS info and victim support service was established as part of the Victimology Society of Serbia in 2003, and its focus is on providing support and assistance to victims of various forms of crime. It is also the only service of general type in Serbia, which provides assistance and support to victims of crime, regardless of gender, age, form of victimization or any other personal characteristics. The aim of this paper is to analyze the work of VDS info and victim support service in the 2012, with special emphasis on ways of providing assistance and support to people who have contacted the Service because of workplace and domestic violence, as well as convicts, considering that those are also the most common causes for contacting the Service.

  12. NGO:中国农村成人教育的助力——来自NGO特性分析与经验研究的结果%NGO: Power Assistant of Chinese Rural Adult Education

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    胡燕平; 林克显

    2010-01-01

    文章阐述了现实社会中存在的一事实:农村成人教育的助力-NGO(Nongovernmental Organi–zation).在理论层面上结合NGO的特性分析了NGO在开展农村成人教育中已经具备了成为助力的条件,在实践层面研究NGO援助农村成人教育的经验,以事实来解读这种"助力".另外,总结经验结合我国国情,分析NGO加入农村成教具有可行性.

  13. Eesti ja Euroopa Liit? : Euroopa Liidus kahtlemise üheks põhjuseks on info üleküllus

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    2001-01-01

    Eurointegratsioonibüroo direktori Henrik Hololei hinnangul on EL-is kahtlevate eestlaste skeptilisuse põhjuseks süsteemse info puudumine ja info kohatine üleküllus. Tema sõnul ei ole valitsus piisavalt selgitanud arenguid, mis järgnevad siis, kui Eesti ei ühine EL-iga

  14. 75 FR 82010 - AceInfo Solutions and Avaya Government Solutions, Koansys LLC, and Quality Associates Inc...

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    2010-12-29

    ... information will enable AceInfo Solutions and its subcontractors, Avaya Government Solutions, Koansys LLC, and... subcontractors, Avaya Government Solutions, Koansys LLC, and Quality Associates Inc., will be given access to... actions. OPP has determined that access by AceInfo Solutions and its subcontractors, Avaya...

  15. Informatsiooni globaliseerumine : arvutivõrkudega infoühiskond / Sirje Virkus

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    Virkus, Sirje, 1956-

    1997-01-01

    Grazis toimunud Rahvusvahelise Informatsiooni ja Dokumentatsiooni Liidu (FID) konverentsist ja kongressist. Peateemaks oli informatsiooni globaliseerumine arvutivõrkudega infoühiskonnas. FIDi hariduse ja koolituse komitee (FID/ET - FID Education and Training Committee) seminarist "Töötamine ja õppimine elektroonilises võrgukeskkonnas" ("Working and Learning in a Networked Electronic Environment"). Sirje Virkus Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikoolist andis seminaril ülevaate kaugkoolituse arengust Eestis ja TPÜ infoteaduste osakonnas

  16. Developing a business plan for a travel agency : case company: Scandic info

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    Sun, Bo; Bian, Na

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this thesis project was to create a feasible business plan for a sole trading company in Finland. The company, Scandic Info, is specialized in the facilitation of travel-related issues for Chinese travel groups and business delegations, as well as other travelrelated consulting services in the Nordic countries. The main purposes of the study are to explain the process followed to establish the company in question and to determine whether this business plan is profita...

  17. Informatsiooni globaliseerumine : arvutivõrkudega infoühiskond / Sirje Virkus

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    Virkus, Sirje, 1956-

    1997-01-01

    Grazis toimunud Rahvusvahelise Informatsiooni ja Dokumentatsiooni Liidu (FID) konverentsist ja kongressist. Peateemaks oli informatsiooni globaliseerumine arvutivõrkudega infoühiskonnas. FIDi hariduse ja koolituse komitee (FID/ET - FID Education and Training Committee) seminarist "Töötamine ja õppimine elektroonilises võrgukeskkonnas" ("Working and Learning in a Networked Electronic Environment"). Sirje Virkus Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikoolist andis seminaril ülevaate kaugkoolituse arengust Eestis ja TPÜ infoteaduste osakonnas

  18. An Introduction to Independent Component Analysis: InfoMax and FastICA algorithms

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    Dominique Gosselin

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an introduction to independent component analysis (ICA. Unlike principal component analysis, which is based on the assumptions of uncorrelatedness and normality, ICA is rooted in the assumption of statistical independence. Foundations and basic knowledge necessary to understand the technique are provided hereafter. Also included is a short tutorial illustrating the implementation of two ICA algorithms (FastICA and InfoMax with the use of the Mathematica software.

  19. The Women's Studies Center--A Women's-Led NGO Deepening Democracy in Chile: Educating Women through Personal Empowerment and Political Agency.

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    King, Caroline

    This paper explores how the Women's Studies Center (Centro de Estudios de la Mujer, CEM), a feminist, women-led nongovernmental organization (NGO), is contributing to socio-cultural change in Chile 11 years after the country's democratic transition. CEM merges the theoretical and the practical, and the personal and the political through education…

  20. The Women's Studies Center--A Women's-Led NGO Deepening Democracy in Chile: Educating Women through Personal Empowerment and Political Agency.

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    King, Caroline

    This paper explores how the Women's Studies Center (Centro de Estudios de la Mujer, CEM), a feminist, women-led nongovernmental organization (NGO), is contributing to socio-cultural change in Chile 11 years after the country's democratic transition. CEM merges the theoretical and the practical, and the personal and the political through education…

  1. In an Age of Open Access to Research Policies: Physician and Public Health NGO Staff Research Use and Policy Awareness.

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    Laura L Moorhead

    Full Text Available Through funding agency and publisher policies, an increasing proportion of the health sciences literature is being made open access. Such an increase in access raises questions about the awareness and potential utilization of this literature by those working in health fields.A sample of physicians (N=336 and public health non-governmental organization (NGO staff (N=92 were provided with relatively complete access to the research literature indexed in PubMed, as well as access to the point-of-care service UpToDate, for up to one year, with their usage monitored through the tracking of web-log data. The physicians also participated in a one-month trial of relatively complete or limited access.The study found that participants' research interests were not satisfied by article abstracts alone nor, in the case of the physicians, by a clinical summary service such as UpToDate. On average, a third of the physicians viewed research a little more frequently than once a week, while two-thirds of the public health NGO staff viewed more than three articles a week. Those articles were published since the 2008 adoption of the NIH Public Access Policy, as well as prior to 2008 and during the maximum 12-month embargo period. A portion of the articles in each period was already open access, but complete access encouraged a viewing of more research articles.Those working in health fields will utilize more research in the course of their work as a result of (a increasing open access to research, (b improving awareness of and preparation for this access, and (c adjusting public and open access policies to maximize the extent of potential access, through reduction in embargo periods and access to pre-policy literature.

  2. In an Age of Open Access to Research Policies: Physician and Public Health NGO Staff Research Use and Policy Awareness.

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    Moorhead, Laura L; Holzmeyer, Cheryl; Maggio, Lauren A; Steinberg, Ryan M; Willinsky, John

    2015-01-01

    Through funding agency and publisher policies, an increasing proportion of the health sciences literature is being made open access. Such an increase in access raises questions about the awareness and potential utilization of this literature by those working in health fields. A sample of physicians (N=336) and public health non-governmental organization (NGO) staff (N=92) were provided with relatively complete access to the research literature indexed in PubMed, as well as access to the point-of-care service UpToDate, for up to one year, with their usage monitored through the tracking of web-log data. The physicians also participated in a one-month trial of relatively complete or limited access. The study found that participants' research interests were not satisfied by article abstracts alone nor, in the case of the physicians, by a clinical summary service such as UpToDate. On average, a third of the physicians viewed research a little more frequently than once a week, while two-thirds of the public health NGO staff viewed more than three articles a week. Those articles were published since the 2008 adoption of the NIH Public Access Policy, as well as prior to 2008 and during the maximum 12-month embargo period. A portion of the articles in each period was already open access, but complete access encouraged a viewing of more research articles. Those working in health fields will utilize more research in the course of their work as a result of (a) increasing open access to research, (b) improving awareness of and preparation for this access, and (c) adjusting public and open access policies to maximize the extent of potential access, through reduction in embargo periods and access to pre-policy literature.

  3. Brief Communication: Economic Comparison of Opportunistic Infection Management With Antiretroviral Treatment in People Living With HIV/AIDS Presenting at an NGO Clinic in Bangalore, India

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    John KR

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Context Highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART usage in India is escalating. With the government of India launching the free HAART rollout as part of the "3 by 5" initiative, many people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA have been able to gain access to HAART medications. Currently, the national HAART centers are located in a few district hospitals (in the high- and medium-prevalence states and have very stringent criteria for enrolling PLHA. Patients who do not fit these criteria or patients who are too ill to undergo the prolonged wait at the government hospitals avail themselves of nongovernment organization (NGO services in order to take HAART medications. In addition, the government program has not yet started providing second-line HAART (protease inhibitors. Hence, even with the free HAART rollout, NGOs with the expertise to provide HAART continue to look for funding opportunities and other innovative ways of making HAART available to PLHA. Currently, no study from Indian NGOs has compared the direct and indirect costs of solely managing opportunistic infections (OIs vs HAART. Objective Compare direct medical costs (DMC and nonmedical costs (NMC with 2005 values accrued by the NGO and PLHA, respectively, for either HAART or exclusive OI management. Study design Retrospective case study comparison. Setting Low-cost community care and support center - Freedom Foundation (NGO, Bangalore, south India. Patients Retrospective analysis data on PLHA accessing treatment at Freedom Foundation between January 1, 2003 and January 1, 2005. The HAART arm included case records of PLHA who initiated HAART at the center, had frequent follow-up, and were between 18 and 55 years of age. The OI arm included records of PLHA who were also frequently followed up, who were in the same age range, who had CD4+ cell counts Results At 2005 costs, the median DMC plus NMC in the OI group was 21,335 Indian rupees (Rs (mean Rs 24,277/- per patient per year (pppy

  4. Comparison between InfoWorks hydraulic results and a physical model of an urban drainage system.

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    Rubinato, Matteo; Shucksmith, James; Saul, Adrian J; Shepherd, Will

    2013-01-01

    Urban drainage systems are frequently analysed using hydraulic modelling software packages such as InfoWorks CS or MIKE-Urban. The use of such modelling tools allows the evaluation of sewer capacity and the likelihood and impact of pluvial flood events. Models can also be used to plan major investments such as increasing storage capacity or the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems. In spite of their widespread use, when applied to flooding the results of hydraulic models are rarely compared with field or laboratory (i.e. physical modelling) data. This is largely due to the time and expense required to collect reliable empirical data sets. This paper describes a laboratory facility which will enable an urban flood model to be verified and generic approaches to be built. Results are presented from the first phase of testing, which compares the sub-surface hydraulic performance of a physical scale model of a sewer network in Yorkshire, UK, with downscaled results from a calibrated 1D InfoWorks hydraulic model of the site. A variety of real rainfall events measured in the catchment over a period of 15 months (April 2008-June 2009) have been both hydraulically modelled and reproduced in the physical model. In most cases a comparison of flow hydrographs generated in both hydraulic and physical models shows good agreement in terms of velocities which pass through the system.

  5. MuffinInfo: HTML5-Based Statistics Extractor from Next-Generation Sequencing Data.

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    Alic, Andy S; Blanquer, Ignacio

    2016-09-01

    Usually, the information known a priori about a newly sequenced organism is limited. Even resequencing the same organism can generate unpredictable output. We introduce MuffinInfo, a FastQ/Fasta/SAM information extractor implemented in HTML5 capable of offering insights into next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. Our new tool can run on any software or hardware environment, in command line or graphically, and in browser or standalone. It presents information such as average length, base distribution, quality scores distribution, k-mer histogram, and homopolymers analysis. MuffinInfo improves upon the existing extractors by adding the ability to save and then reload the results obtained after a run as a navigable file (also supporting saving pictures of the charts), by supporting custom statistics implemented by the user, and by offering user-adjustable parameters involved in the processing, all in one software. At the moment, the extractor works with all base space technologies such as Illumina, Roche, Ion Torrent, Pacific Biosciences, and Oxford Nanopore. Owing to HTML5, our software demonstrates the readiness of web technologies for mild intensive tasks encountered in bioinformatics.

  6. "No God and no Norway": collective resource loss among members of Tamil NGO's in Norway during and after the last phase of the civil war in Sri Lanka

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    Guribye Eugene

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Studies on the mental health of refugees have tended to focus upon the impact of traumatic experiences in the country of origin, and acculturation processes in exile. The effects of crises in the country of origin on refugees living in exile have been little studied. This article examines how the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2009 influenced members of pro-LTTE Tamil NGO's in Norway. Method Ethnographic fieldwork methods were employed within Tamil NGO's in the two largest cities in Norway between November 2008 and June 2011. Results The findings suggest that collective resources became severely drained as a result of the crisis, severely disrupting the fabric of social life. Public support from the majority community remained scarce throughout the crisis. Conclusions The study suggests that there is a need for public support to exile groups indirectly affected by man-made crises in their country of origin.

  7. Fashion NGO Redress Reveals Positive Prospects for China's Sustainable Fashion Industry-- The EcoChic Design Award China 2012 winners announced on Shanghai Fashion Week%Fashion NGO Redress Reveals Positive Prospects for China's Sustainable Fashion Industry-- The EcoChic Design Award China 2012 winners announced on Shanghai Fashion Week

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    Wang Ting

    2012-01-01

    On October 22nd, in the city of Shanghai, China witnessed a new era of sustainable fashion design during The EcoChic Design Award China 2012 Grand Final, organized by fashion NGO Redress, which saw ten competition finalists compete in Mainland China's inaugural mainstream sustainable fashion design competition.

  8. NGO facing problems in China develoment and countermeasure research%NGO在我国发展所面临的问题及对策研究

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    陈昳茹

    2011-01-01

    In the World,the NGO organizations which featuring non-profit and Non Government participation have played an increasingly important role in environmental protection,health,charity and public affairs.However,in China NGO only have a short history,in policies and regulations,management and direction of development is not very clear,there are still many problems.In this article,by reviewing the development process of China's NGO organizations,current status,sort of typical pattern of China's NGO development.Meanwhile,the NGO's development and growth problems were analyzed,and proposed solutions.%在国际上,以非营利、非官方为特色的NGO组织在环保、卫生、慈善和公共事务方面日益发挥着重要的作用。然而,NGO在我国的出现还只有数年时间,在政策法规、管理模式和发展方向上不甚明确,还存在着诸多的问题。在本文中,通过回顾我国NGO组织的发展历程、现行状况,梳理我国NGO发展的典型模式。同时,对于NGO的发展壮大遇到的问题进行了分析,并提出了解决的方法。

  9. How to calculate the annual costs of NGO-implemented programmes to support orphans and vulnerable children: a six-step approach.

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    Larson, Bruce A; Wambua, Nancy

    2011-12-19

    Information on the costs of implementing programmes designed to provide support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere is increasingly being requested by donors for programme evaluation purposes. To date, little information exists to document the costs and structure of costs of OVC programmes as actually implemented "on the ground" by local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This analysis provides a practical, six-step approach that NGOs can incorporate into routine operations to evaluate their costs of implementing their OVC programmes annually. This approach is applied to the Community-Based Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CBCO) Program implemented by BIDII (a Kenyan NGO) in Eastern Province of Kenya. The costing methodology involves the following six steps: accessing and organizing the NGO's annual financial report into logical sub-categories; reorganizing the sub-categories into input cost categories to create a financial cost profile; estimating the annual equivalent payment for programme equipment; documenting donations to the NGO for programme implementation; including a portion of NGO organizational costs not attributed to specific programmes; and including the results of Steps 3-5 into an expanded cost profile. Detailed results are provided for the CBCO programme. This paper shows through a concrete example how NGOs implementing OVC programmes (and other public health programmes) can organize themselves for data collection and documentation prospectively during the implementation of their OVC programmes so that costing analyses become routine practice to inform programme implementation rather than a painful and flawed retrospective activity. Such information is required if the costs and outcomes achieved by OVC programmes will ever be clearly documented and compared across OVC programmes and other types of programmes (prevention, treatment, etc.).

  10. NGO-Business Interaction for Social Change: Insights from Oxfam’s Private Sector Programme

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    Pesqueira, L.D.L.; Verburg, J.

    2012-01-01

    For over a decade, Oxfam has increasingly interacted with the private sector as a means to address the wicked problem of poverty. For Oxfam, poverty is caused by injustice and is a consequence of people’s inability to materialize their human rights. Such rights-based approach to development shapes O

  11. Cooperation Model and Future Development Between NGO and Libraries%NGO与图书馆的合作模式及发展方向

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    张治理

    2011-01-01

    This paper learns successful experience from NGO of developed countries, analyzes NGO' s role and issues in the process of Chinese library development, including cooperation models, NGO' s impact on library service and construction as well as some cooperation issues needed to be solved between NGO and library. On the basis of that, it proposes that the Library Society of China should play an important role in bringing NGO into library community to advance the development of Chinese libraries.%借鉴发达国家NGO的成功经验,分析NGO在中国图书馆发展过程中的状况和问题,包括NGO与图书馆的合作形式、NGO对图书馆建设与服务的影响及NGO与图书馆合作中一些亟待解决的问题。在此基础上,提出问题的解决方法:充分发挥中国图书馆学会的作用,将NGO有效地引入到图书馆事业中来,从而推动中国图书馆事业的发展。

  12. Costs of integrating demand-based reproductive health commodity model into the Government and NGO service delivery systems in Bangladesh: a supply side perspective.

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    Islam, Ziaul; Sarker, Abdur Razzaque; Anwar, Shahela; Kabir, Humayun; Gazi, Rukhsana

    2015-01-01

    To estimate additional total cost and average cost of integrating the demand-based reproductive health commodity model into the existing Government and NGO facilities in Bangladesh. Activity based cost analysis was conducted during 2006-2008 in two low performing rural sub-districts (Nabigong and Raipur sub-district) and one urban slum area in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Activity-based cost data were collected using ingredient approach, which comprised of listing all types of inputs by activity, quantities and prices for each input. Total cost was presented according to capital and recurrent items. The supply side perspective was considered for entire analysis. The total cost of integrating demand-based reproductive health commodity (DBRHC) model into the Government and NGO service delivery system was estimated to BDT 18,667,634 (US$274,524). The proportion of capital cost was 59 % and the recurrent cost was 41 % of the total cost. The average cost per beneficiaries was BDT 230 (US$3.38) only for introducing this model into the existing health system. The built-in interventions of DBRHC model were doable at low-cost at the selected Government and NGO settings at the grass-root level. The model has potential of further cost containment during scaling up-if the intervention costs are adjusted with the existing functionaries of the Government and NGOs.

  13. 农民工非政府组织问题探析%Analysis of the Problems of Migrant Workers NGO

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    杨莉芸

    2013-01-01

    In China, the migrant workers policy is being gradually perfected, but migrant workers are still in a weak position and lost a lot of rights. Migrant workers non-governmental organization is a organization pushing hand to enhance the status of migrant work-ers and obtain right. In this paper, based on the theory of NGO for migrant workers, it analyzes the status quo of the lack and proposes to development path of migrant workers NGO including strengthening government support for migrant workers NGO, perfecting legal system, improving its organization construction, multi-channel solutions to fund, etc.%  在我国,关于农民工的政策制定正在逐步完善,但目前农民工仍处于弱势地位,丧失很多权利。农民工非政府组织是提升农民工地位,取得话语权的组织推手。基于农民工非政府组织理论,对其缺失现状进行分析,旨在通过加强政府对农民工非政府组织的支持,健全法律制度,完善自身组织建设,多渠道解决资金等途径,发展农民工非政府组织。

  14. A robust University-NGO partnership: Analysing school efficiencies in Bolivia with community-based management techniques

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    Joao Neiva de Figueiredo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Community-based management research is a collaborative effort between management, academics and communities in need with the specific goal of achieving social change to foster social justice. Because it is designed to promote and validate joint methods of discovery and community-based sources of knowledge, community-based management research has several unique characteristics, which may affect its execution. This article describes the process of a community-based management research project which is descriptive in nature and uses quantitative techniques to examine school efficiencies in low-income communities in a developing country – Bolivia. The article describes the partnership between a US-based university and a Bolivian not-for-profit organisation, the research context and the history of the research project, including its various phases. It focuses on the (yet unpublished process of the community-based research as opposed to its content (which has been published elsewhere. The article also makes the case that the robust partnership between the US-based university and the Bolivian NGO has been a determining factor in achieving positive results. Strengths and limitations are examined in the hope that the experience may be helpful to others conducting descriptive quantitative management research using community-engaged frameworks in cross-cultural settings. Keywords: international partnership, community-engaged scholarship, education efficiency, multicultural low-income education.

  15. Grid-based International Network for Flu observation (g-INFO).

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    Doan, Trung-Tung; Bernard, Aurélien; Da-Costa, Ana Lucia; Bloch, Vincent; Le, Thanh-Hoa; Legre, Yannick; Maigne, Lydia; Salzemann, Jean; Sarramia, David; Nguyen, Hong-Quang; Breton, Vincent

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    The 2009 H1N1 outbreak has demonstrated that continuing vigilance, planning, and strong public health research capability are essential defenses against emerging health threats. Molecular epidemiology of influenza virus strains provides scientists with clues about the temporal and geographic evolution of the virus. In the present paper, researchers from France and Vietnam are proposing a global surveillance network based on grid technology: the goal is to federate influenza data servers and deploy automatically molecular epidemiology studies. A first prototype based on AMGA and the WISDOM Production Environment extracts daily from NCBI influenza H1N1 sequence data which are processed through a phylogenetic analysis pipeline deployed on EGEE and AuverGrid e-infrastructures. The analysis results are displayed on a web portal (http://g-info.healthgrid.org) for epidemiologists to monitor H1N1 pandemics.

  16. Service for victims of crime VDS info and victims’ support: Analysis of the previous work

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    Ćopić Sanja M.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The first victim support service in our country VDS info and victims’ support started with its work in April 2003 within the Victimology Society of Serbia. This service is aimed at victims of crime (women and men, primarily at victims of violent crime, but also of some forms of property crime (such as burglary. The aim of the Service is to offer victims of crime information on their rights and the ways of how to realize them, emotional support, as well as to refer them to other institutions/organizations depending on the certain victim’s needs. Coordinators and volunteers, who passed the appropriate training, are responsible for that. Bearing that in mind, this paper will give the brief glens on the Service itself, its organization and the way of work, followed by the analysis of the results of previous work.

  17. Snow economics and the NOHRSC Snow Information System (SNOW-INFO) for the United States

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    Carroll, T.; Cline, D.; Berkowitz, E.; Savage, D.

    2003-04-01

    .7 trillion (16%) of the Nation's GDP related to the water contained in seasonal snowpacks, reliable snow information is critical to the management of the U.S. economy. In addition to helping improve river and flood forecasts and water supply forecasts, NOHRSC snow information has the potential also to support better decision making and improved efficiency in manufacturing, mining, agriculture, and thermo- and hydroelectric power generation. A 0.1% improvement in revenue resulting from reliable snow information results in an economic benefit to the Nation of 1.7 billion each year (in 2002 dollars). In an effort to provide snow information to support hydrologic forecasting operations in the NWS as well as to enhance the national economy, the NOHRSC has developed and implemented a Snow Information System (SNOW-INFO) that generates and distributes a variety of snow cover products in a variety of formats for the coterminous U.S. SNOW-INFO provides several new products that include: modeled snowpack characteristics such as snow ripeness, melt rates, mean snowpack temperature, and sublimation losses in a variety of alphanumeric, gridded, map, and time-series representations. SNOW-INFO products and data sets are available in near real-time to end-users from the NOHRSC web site (www.nohrsc.nws.gov) and FTP. A variety of SNOW-INFO products and maps from the 2003 snow season depicting simulated and assimilated snow model state variables for the coterminous U.S. are presented.

  18. Design and Development of ChemInfoCloud: An Integrated Cloud Enabled Platform for Virtual Screening.

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    Karthikeyan, Muthukumarasamy; Pandit, Deepak; Bhavasar, Arvind; Vyas, Renu

    2015-01-01

    The power of cloud computing and distributed computing has been harnessed to handle vast and heterogeneous data required to be processed in any virtual screening protocol. A cloud computing platorm ChemInfoCloud was built and integrated with several chemoinformatics and bioinformatics tools. The robust engine performs the core chemoinformatics tasks of lead generation, lead optimisation and property prediction in a fast and efficient manner. It has also been provided with some of the bioinformatics functionalities including sequence alignment, active site pose prediction and protein ligand docking. Text mining, NMR chemical shift (1H, 13C) prediction and reaction fingerprint generation modules for efficient lead discovery are also implemented in this platform. We have developed an integrated problem solving cloud environment for virtual screening studies that also provides workflow management, better usability and interaction with end users using container based virtualization, OpenVz.

  19. EDUCATION FOR TOURISM WITHIN THE PROJECT “MARAMUREŞ – TRANSCARPATHIA INFO TOUR”

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The article aims at presenting the exact means of tourism education for pupils and university students. We described the methodology of tourism prospective research, marking tourist tracks and designing cartographic publications for the project region of the historical Maramureş. The presented facts are useful for pupils, university students/graduates from tourism programmes of study, bachelor or master level, in order to develop skills that are specific to the tourism activities. This article is basically a case study and it relies on actual activities implemented during the project “Maramureş–Transcarpathia Info Tour”, financed through The Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine Cross Border Cooperation Programme ENPI 2007-2013, project in which high school and university students, from tourism programmes of study, got involved as volunteers.

  20. InfoSAGE: Use of Online Technologies for Communication and Elder Care.

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    Quintana, Yuri; Crotty, Bradley; Fahy, Darren; Orfanos, Alex; Jain, Ruchira; Kaldany, Eli; Lipsitz, Lewis; Engorn, Diane; Rodriguez, Jorge; Pandolfe, Frank; Bajracharya, Adarsha; Slack, Warner V; Safran, Charles

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    Aging creates new information and communication needs for families who are helping to coordinate care for frail parents. To identify how information and communication needs evolve with the aging process, we created a living laboratory of families, supported by an online private social network with tools for care coordination. Site registrants are invite to participate in a more in-depth survey-based longitudinal study. In year one, we assessed the feasibility of an online living laboratory. During this first year, 155 individuals registered on InfoSAGE, and 26% opted into the more in-depth longitudinal study. The survey response rate for those in the study was 61%. We present here a descriptive analysis of our early participants and networks, as well as barriers to participation that the study team encountered.

  1. An info-gap application to robust design of a prestressed space structure under epistemic uncertainties

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    Hot, Aurélien; Weisser, Thomas; Cogan, Scott

    2017-07-01

    Uncertainty quantification is an integral part of the model validation process and is important to take into account during the design of mechanical systems. Sources of uncertainty are diverse but generally fall into two categories: aleatory due to random process and epistemic resulting from a lack of knowledge. This work focuses on the behavior of solar arrays in their stowed configuration. To avoid impacts during launch, snubbers are used to prestress the panels. Since the mechanical properties of the snubbers and the associated preload configurations are difficult to characterize precisely, an info-gap approach is proposed to investigate the influence of such uncertainties on design configurations obtained for different values of safety factors. This eventually allows to revise the typical values of these factors and to reevaluate them with respect to a targeted robustness level. The proposed methodology is illustrated using a simplified finite element model of a solar array.

  2. PHYSICAL MODELLING OF TERRAIN DIRECTLY FROM SURFER GRID AND ARC/INFO ASCII DATA FORMATS#

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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Additive manufacturing technology is used to make physical models of terrain using GIS surface data. Attempts have been made to understand several other GIS file formats, such as the Surfer grid and the ARC/INFO ASCII grid. The surface of the terrain in these file formats has been converted into an STL file format that is suitable for additive manufacturing. The STL surface is converted into a 3D model by making the walls and the base. In this paper, the terrain modelling work has been extended to several other widely-used GIS file formats. Terrain models can be created in less time and at less cost, and intricate geometries of terrain can be created with ease and great accuracy.

    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Laagvervaardigingstegnologie word gebruik om fisiese modelle van terreine vanaf GIS oppervlakdata te maak. Daar is gepoog om verskeie ander GIS lêerformate, soos die Surfer rooster en die ARC/INFO ASCII rooster, te verstaan. Die oppervlak van die terrein in hierdie lêerformate is omgeskakel in 'n STL lêerformaat wat geskik is vir laagvervaardiging. Verder is die STL oppervlak omgeskakel in 'n 3D model deur die kante en die basis te modelleer. In hierdie artikel is die terreinmodelleringswerk uitgebrei na verskeie ander algemeen gebruikte GIS lêerformate. Terreinmodelle kan so geskep word in korter tyd en teen laer koste, terwyl komplekse geometrieë van terreine met gemak en groot akkuraatheid geskep kan word.

  3. Corruption and managing the project cycle : the role of corrupt practices in NGO funding in Pakistan

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    2013-01-01

    This Master’s thesis research explores the role of corrupt practices in development projects implemented by local NGOs in Pakistan. The intention is not to expose particular cases of corruption, but to study corruption risks and vulnerabilities in different phases of the project cycle and financial management (budgeting, accounting, financial reporting and auditing). It also explores other program support functions, i.e. procurement and human resources, and their vulnerability to corruption. ...

  4. NGO-Business Interaction for Social Change: Insights from Oxfam’s Private Sector Programme

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    For over a decade, Oxfam has increasingly interacted with the private sector as a means to address the wicked problem of poverty. For Oxfam, poverty is caused by injustice and is a consequence of people’s inability to materialize their human rights. Such rights-based approach to development shapes Oxfam’s view on how businesses can play a role in achieving socially responsible and sustainable economic progress. In this contribution, we present an overview of Oxfam’s Private Sector Programme a...

  5. InfoQuilt系统中P2P语义web技术应用研究%Research on the Application of P2P Semantic Web in Info Quilt

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    苏志军; 郭立帆; 翁丹丹

    2007-01-01

    P2P语议web技术能提供一个环境来支持创建、维护以及控制本体.InfoQuilt系统的实现就是基于P2P语义web技术.详细分析了InfoQuilt系统如何实现P2P语义网络、知识空间构建和维护、基于相关本体的语义检索以及不同本体间的关联操作,并在此基础上对InfoQuilt系统的改进提出了几点看法.

  6. ATP Induces IL-1β Secretion in Neisseria gonorrhoeae-Infected Human Macrophages by a Mechanism Not Related to the NLRP3/ASC/Caspase-1 Axis

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    Full Text Available Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ngo has developed multiple immune evasion mechanisms involving the innate and adaptive immune responses. Recent findings have reported that Ngo reduces the IL-1β secretion of infected human monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM. Here, we investigate the role of adenosine triphosphate (ATP in production and release of IL-1β in Ngo-infected MDM. We found that the exposure of Ngo-infected MDM to ATP increases IL-1β levels about ten times compared with unexposed Ngo-infected MDM (P0.05 and caspase-1 (CASP1, P>0.05. In addition, ATP was not able to modify caspase-1 activity in Ngo-infected MDM but was able to increase pyroptosis (P>0.01. Notably ATP treatment defined an increase of positive staining for IL-1β with a distinctive intracellular pattern of distribution. Collectively, these data demonstrate that ATP induces IL-1β secretion by a mechanism not related to the NLRP3/ASC/caspase-1 axis and likely is acting at the level of vesicle trafficking or pore formation.

  7. ATP Induces IL-1β Secretion in Neisseria gonorrhoeae-Infected Human Macrophages by a Mechanism Not Related to the NLRP3/ASC/Caspase-1 Axis

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    García, Killen; Escobar, Gisselle; Mendoza, Pablo; Beltran, Caroll; Perez, Claudio; Vernal, Rolando; Acuña-Castillo, Claudio

    2016-01-01

    Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ngo) has developed multiple immune evasion mechanisms involving the innate and adaptive immune responses. Recent findings have reported that Ngo reduces the IL-1β secretion of infected human monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM). Here, we investigate the role of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in production and release of IL-1β in Ngo-infected MDM. We found that the exposure of Ngo-infected MDM to ATP increases IL-1β levels about ten times compared with unexposed Ngo-infected MDM (P 0.05) and caspase-1 (CASP1, P > 0.05). In addition, ATP was not able to modify caspase-1 activity in Ngo-infected MDM but was able to increase pyroptosis (P > 0.01). Notably ATP treatment defined an increase of positive staining for IL-1β with a distinctive intracellular pattern of distribution. Collectively, these data demonstrate that ATP induces IL-1β secretion by a mechanism not related to the NLRP3/ASC/caspase-1 axis and likely is acting at the level of vesicle trafficking or pore formation. PMID:27803513

  8. Government can't do it all. Over 250 million people in the developing world benefit from NGO support.

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    Throughout the world, citizens are attempting to improve living conditions using direct participatory measures. Trade unions provide some of the clearest examples of citizens' groups which are challenging the power structure and encouraging democratization. In Chile, Korea, Zambia, Mali, and Poland, unions have been responsible for impressive governmental changes. People have also been working to improve living conditions through nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), which have expanded their beneficial influence from 100 million people in the early 1980s to 250 million today. Donors unhappy with official channels for aid have funneled funds between the North and the South in amounts which have increased from US $1 billion in 1970 to $5 billion 1990. NGOs help the poorest of the poor to achieve a measure of self-sufficiency (for example, an NGO provides small loans to landless people in Bangladesh). They also have the flexibility to respond to emergencies with an immediacy denied official channels (for example Oxfam chartered a boatload of food and supplies for Cambodia in 1979), and they remain to provide aid when officialdom has deserted the field (for example, the Red Cross, Save the Children, CARE, Concern, and Medicins Sans Frontieres have been a constant presence in Somalia). By helping marginalized groups claim their rights (for example, land rights for Indians in Ecuador), NGOs empower citizens to improve their lives in countless arenas. NGOs also provide advocacy for the powerless; Amnesty International contributed to the release of 1,296 political prisoners in 1990. Despite the important role of these groups, NGOs operate on a very small scale and can never assume the role of governments. In fact, one of the most important tasks ahead for NGOs may be to act as an intermediary between governments and their citizens. With more aid and partnership support, NGOs will be able to continue to expand their positive influence in the world.

  9. NGO-provided free HIV treatment and services in Burkina Faso: scarcity, therapeutic rationality and unfair process

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Until 2010, Burkina Faso was an exception to the international trend of abolishing user fees for antiretroviral treatment (ART. Patients were still expected to pay 1,500F CFA (2 Euros per month for ART. Nevertheless, many non-governmental organizations (NGOs exempted patients from payment. The objective of this study was to investigate how NGOs selected the beneficiaries of payment exemptions for government-provided ART and rationed out complementary medical and psychosocial services. For this qualitative study, we conducted 13 individual interviews and three focus group discussions (n = 13 persons with program staff in nine NGOs (4,000 patients, two NGO coordinating structures and one national program. These encounters were recorded and transcribed, and their content was thematically analyzed. The results were presented to the NGOs for feedback. Results indicate that there are no concrete guidelines for identifying patients warranting payment exemptions. Formerly, ART was scarce in Burkina Faso and the primary criterion for treatment selection was clinical. Our results suggest that this scarcity, mediated by an approach we call sociotherapeutic rationality (i.e. maximization of clinical success, may have led to inequities in the provision of free ART. This approach may be detrimental to assuring equity since the most impoverished lack resources to pay for services that maximize clinical success (e.g. viral load that would increase their chances of being selected for treatment. However, once selected into treatment, attempts were made to ration-out complementary services more equitably. This study demonstrates the risks entailed by medication scarcity, which presents NGOs and health professionals with impossible choices that run counter to the philosophy of equity in access to treatment. Amid growing concerns of an international funding retreat for ART, it is important to learn from the past in order to better manage the potentially

  10. Info-Gap robustness pathway method for transitioning of urban drainage systems under deep uncertainties.

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    Zischg, Jonatan; Goncalves, Mariana L R; Bacchin, Taneha Kuzniecow; Leonhardt, Günther; Viklander, Maria; van Timmeren, Arjan; Rauch, Wolfgang; Sitzenfrei, Robert

    2017-09-01

    In the urban water cycle, there are different ways of handling stormwater runoff. Traditional systems mainly rely on underground piped, sometimes named 'gray' infrastructure. New and so-called 'green/blue' ambitions aim for treating and conveying the runoff at the surface. Such concepts are mainly based on ground infiltration and temporal storage. In this work a methodology to create and compare different planning alternatives for stormwater handling on their pathways to a desired system state is presented. Investigations are made to assess the system performance and robustness when facing the deeply uncertain spatial and temporal developments in the future urban fabric, including impacts caused by climate change, urbanization and other disruptive events, like shifts in the network layout and interactions of 'gray' and 'green/blue' structures. With the Info-Gap robustness pathway method, three planning alternatives are evaluated to identify critical performance levels at different stages over time. This novel methodology is applied to a real case study problem where a city relocation process takes place during the upcoming decades. In this case study it is shown that hybrid systems including green infrastructures are more robust with respect to future uncertainties, compared to traditional network design.

  11. MAS/MILS Arc/Info point coverage for the western U.S. (excluding Hawaii)

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    Causey, J. Douglas

    1998-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey has two international and one regional digital database that contains information on mineral properties. This report describes the conversion of selected data from one of the international databases - MAS/MILS (Mineral Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System) - into a spatial data product. The MAS/MILS database, obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) upon its closure, contains over 221,000 records of mineral properties and processing facilities throughout the world. However, the majority of the records in the database are of sites located in the western U.S. This is due to the extensive mineral activity that has occurred in the West, and the work done by mineral professionals in the Western, Alaska, and Intermountain Field Operations Centers of the USBM. The purpose of this project was to create a spatial coverage of the western U.S. containing mineral resource information. This coverage includes information for the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. For this report, locations from MAS/MILS were converted to a point coverage using a geographic information system (GIS). All work was done using Arc/Info v. 7.0.4. There are 128,441 points in the coverage.

  12. Support for victims of crime: Analysis of the VDS info and victim support service in 2010

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    Ćopić Sanja

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available VDS info and victim support service is a victim support service, which was established in 2003 within the Victimology Society of Serbia. The service provides emotional support, information and, if necessary, referral to other relevant services, as well as witness support. The target group of the service are direct and indirect victims of all forms of crime, of both sexes, regardless of any personal characteristics. In addition, support is provided to victims in court, as well as to women victims of violence who are in prison. In most cases victim support is provided by volunteers who are trained to work with victims of crime. This paper analyzes the work of the service in 2010. Special attention is paid to the problems of workplace violence and domestic violence, which are the most common reasons for contacting the service. The aim of the paper is to present the work of the service in the past year, as well as to highlight the trends observed in comparison to the previous period.

  13. GenInfoGuard—A Robust and Distortion-Free Watermarking Technique for Genetic Data

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    Khan, Sharifullah; Anwar, Zahid; Kamran, Muhammad

    2015-01-01

    Genetic data, in digital format, is used in different biological phenomena such as DNA translation, mRNA transcription and protein synthesis. The accuracy of these biological phenomena depend on genetic codes and all subsequent processes. To computerize the biological procedures, different domain experts are provided with the authorized access of the genetic codes; as a consequence, the ownership protection of such data is inevitable. For this purpose, watermarks serve as the proof of ownership of data. While protecting data, embedded hidden messages (watermarks) influence the genetic data; therefore, the accurate execution of the relevant processes and the overall result becomes questionable. Most of the DNA based watermarking techniques modify the genetic data and are therefore vulnerable to information loss. Distortion-free techniques make sure that no modifications occur during watermarking; however, they are fragile to malicious attacks and therefore cannot be used for ownership protection (particularly, in presence of a threat model). Therefore, there is a need for a technique that must be robust and should also prevent unwanted modifications. In this spirit, a watermarking technique with aforementioned characteristics has been proposed in this paper. The proposed technique makes sure that: (i) the ownership rights are protected by means of a robust watermark; and (ii) the integrity of genetic data is preserved. The proposed technique—GenInfoGuard—ensures its robustness through the “watermark encoding” in permuted values, and exhibits high decoding accuracy against various malicious attacks. PMID:25689741

  14. GenInfoGuard--a robust and distortion-free watermarking technique for genetic data.

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    Iftikhar, Saman; Khan, Sharifullah; Anwar, Zahid; Kamran, Muhammad

    2015-01-01

    Genetic data, in digital format, is used in different biological phenomena such as DNA translation, mRNA transcription and protein synthesis. The accuracy of these biological phenomena depend on genetic codes and all subsequent processes. To computerize the biological procedures, different domain experts are provided with the authorized access of the genetic codes; as a consequence, the ownership protection of such data is inevitable. For this purpose, watermarks serve as the proof of ownership of data. While protecting data, embedded hidden messages (watermarks) influence the genetic data; therefore, the accurate execution of the relevant processes and the overall result becomes questionable. Most of the DNA based watermarking techniques modify the genetic data and are therefore vulnerable to information loss. Distortion-free techniques make sure that no modifications occur during watermarking; however, they are fragile to malicious attacks and therefore cannot be used for ownership protection (particularly, in presence of a threat model). Therefore, there is a need for a technique that must be robust and should also prevent unwanted modifications. In this spirit, a watermarking technique with aforementioned characteristics has been proposed in this paper. The proposed technique makes sure that: (i) the ownership rights are protected by means of a robust watermark; and (ii) the integrity of genetic data is preserved. The proposed technique-GenInfoGuard-ensures its robustness through the "watermark encoding" in permuted values, and exhibits high decoding accuracy against various malicious attacks.

  15. Pest insect olfaction in an insecticide-contaminated environment : info-disruption or hormesis effect

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    Hélène eTricoire-Leignel

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Most animals, including pest insects, live in an odour world and depend strongly on chemical stimuli to get information on their biotic and abiotic environment. Although integrated pest management strategies including the use of insect growth regulators (IGRs are increasingly developed, most insect pest treatments rely on neurotoxic chemicals. These molecules are known to disrupt synaptic transmission, affecting therefore sensory systems. The wide-spread use of neurotoxic insecticides and the growing use of IGRs result in residual accumulation of low concentrations in the environment. These insecticide residues could act as an info-disruptor by modifying the chemical communication system, and therefore decrease chances of reproduction in target insects. However, residues can also induce a non-expected hormesis effect by enhancing reproduction abilities. Low insecticide doses might thus induce adaptive processes in the olfactory pathway of target insects, favouring the development of resistance. The effect of sublethal doses of insecticides has mainly been studied in beneficial insects such as honeybees. We review here what is known on the effects of sublethal doses of insecticides on the olfactory system of insect pests.

  16. Survey of energy efficiency programs for motor systems in the industry and the main results of PROCEL Info; Levantamento dos programas de eficiencia energetica para sistemas motrizes na industria e os principais resultados do PROCEL Info

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    Naturesa, Jim Silva; Mariotoni, Carlos Alberto [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (GPESE/UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Recursos Hidricos, Energeticos e Ambientais. Grupo de Planejamento Energetico e Sistemas Eletricos; Menezes, Taciana de V.; Perrone, Fernando Pinto Dias; Lepetitgaland, Karla Kwiatkowski [Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. (ELETROBRAS), Brasilia, DF (Brazil)

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    This article has as objective to compare the actual energy efficiency programs for the motor driven systems of Brazil, United States and European Community. This comparison will be restricted to the action of each program, considering that the countries present distinct economical, political and social aspects. The main results of PROCEL Info will be presented. (author)

  17. Responsabilidad social empresarial: gobernanza corporativa, empresa y ONG (Corporate social responsability: corporate governance, business and NGO

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    María Dolores Sánchez Fernández

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available To carry out various activities related to corporate social responsibility corporations identify the different stakeholders of the organization, in which NGOs are found. The study carried out was to analyze what role charity organizations play and the role they should pursue in corporate governance as stakeholders of the organization. The organizations claim that they intervene as auditors of the codes of conduct developed by companies. There are forces that inhibit collaboration between companies and NGOs, but there are also strategies that coexist which the latter can adopt in order to achieve collaboration between the two. It becomes manifest that the third sector is not a synonym of NGOs, but that these organizations are a component of it. The benefit of public private partnerships for society and the power that companies obtain, especially multinationals, the evasion of responsibilities with regard to the preservation of human rights is raised in the debate. This work debates the role which NGOs acquire with reference to codes of conduct adopted by companies. Finally, given its relevance, the case of the Red Cross is studied. Las corporaciones para llevar a cabo las distintas actividades relacionadas con la responsabilidad social empresarial identifican las diferentes partes interesadas de la organización, dentro de las cuales se encuentran las ONG. En el estudio desarrollado nos planteamos analizar qué papel desempeñan y cuál deberían ejercer las ONG en la gobernanza corporativa. Existen fuerzas que inhiben la colaboración entre empresa y ONG, pero también coexisten estrategias que pueden adoptar estas últimas para lograr la colaboración entre ambas. Se pone de manifiesto que el tercer sector no es sinónimo de ONG, sino que estas organizaciones son un componente del mismo. Se plantea en el debate el beneficio de las alianzas público privadas para la sociedad y el poder que adquieren las empresas, especialmente en el caso de las

  18. Learning World Culture or Changing It? Human Rights Education and the Police in India

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    Wahl, Rachel

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    This article examines how local law enforcers in India respond to NGO efforts to disseminate world culture through human rights education. Law enforcement officers do not merely decouple from human rights discourse by superficially endorsing it. They also go further than infusing rights with local meaning. Officers use the language and logic of…

  19. A New Way to Increase the Nation Soft Power:Cooperation between Government and NGO%国家软实力提升的一个新视域:政府与 NGO 的互动合作

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    童珊; 林建军; 黄建男

    2014-01-01

    冷战后,日本政府在提升国家“软实力”的过程中,对ODA项目进行改革,和NGO形成了长效合作机制。主要体现在外务省和NGO的“合作、支援、对话”体系上。该合作机制改善了日本国家形象,为日本ODA发展扫清障碍,提高了ODA的援助效率,有利于日本“价值观”的输出。全面开放的中国在对外交往、对外经贸交流中,同样面临国家形象塑造、文化价值诉求表达、国家软实力提升的问题。科学梳理、厘定日本经验,重视软实力提升,是中国拓展国际话语权、提升软实力、构建核心价值观的有效途径。%Since the cold war ,Japanese government has reformed the ODA when increasing the Soft power ,forming the long -term cooperative system with NGO ,Which mainly includes three ways of cooperation ,support and communication .This system amended Japan image ,opened the way for ODA ,improved the ODA efficiency ,and was beneficial to the output of Japanese values .All-round opening China also encountered with the problems involving the establishment of country image ,the delivery of culture and values ,and the strengthening of soft power when communicating with other countries .China should sum up Japanese experience and focus on the improvement of soft power ,which will be the effective ways to expand the discourse power ,increase the soft power and establish the core values .

  20. Manual Indexes versus Computer-Aided Indexes: Comparing the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature to InfoTrac II.

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    Reese, Carol

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    The relative effectiveness of the CD-ROM information retrieval system, InfoTrac II, and the manual "Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature," was studied. Seventeen community college students were divided into two groups which researched the same questions either on CD-ROM or in the printed index. Results showed the "Readers'…

  1. NGO field security

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    Randolph Martin

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available In an environment of increased exposure, deterioration in the rules of war and loss of perceived neutrality, the community of NGOs operating incomplex emergencies is facing significantly increased risks to staff safety and security.

  2. B.E.A.R. GeneInfo: A tool for identifying gene-related biomedical publications through user modifiable queries

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    Zhou Guohui

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Once specific genes are identified through high throughput genomics technologies there is a need to sort the final gene list to a manageable size for validation studies. The triaging and sorting of genes often relies on the use of supplemental information related to gene structure, metabolic pathways, and chromosomal location. Yet in disease states where the genes may not have identifiable structural elements, poorly defined metabolic pathways, or limited chromosomal data, flexible systems for obtaining additional data are necessary. In these situations having a tool for searching the biomedical literature using the list of identified genes while simultaneously defining additional search terms would be useful. Results We have built a tool, BEAR GeneInfo, that allows flexible searches based on the investigators knowledge of the biological process, thus allowing for data mining that is specific to the scientist's strengths and interests. This tool allows a user to upload a series of GenBank accession numbers, Unigene Ids, Locuslink Ids, or gene names. BEAR GeneInfo takes these IDs and identifies the associated gene names, and uses the lists of gene names to query PubMed. The investigator can add additional modifying search terms to the query. The subsequent output provides a list of publications, along with the associated reference hyperlinks, for reviewing the identified articles for relevance and interest. An example of the use of this tool in the study of human prostate cancer cells treated with Selenium is presented. Conclusions This tool can be used to further define a list of genes that have been identified through genomic or genetic studies. Through the use of targeted searches with additional search terms the investigator can limit the list to genes that match their specific research interests or needs. The tool is freely available on the web at http://prostategenomics.org1, and the authors will provide scripts and

  3. Aktsionäri infoõigus : [bakalaureusetöö] / Henri Parisalu ; Tartu Ülikool, õigusteaduskond ; juhendaja: Andres Vutt

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    Parisalu, Henri

    2009-01-01

    Aktsionäri infoõiguse eesmärkidest ja funktsioonidest, olemusest ja sisust mittebörsiühingutes ning börsiühingutes, siseriiklike ja rahvusvaheliste organisatsioonide mõjust aktsionäri infoõigusele

  4. Süntaktiline info sõnastikus : probleeme ja väljavaateid / Margit Langemets, Merike Mägedi, Ülle Viks

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    Langemets, Margit, 1961-

    2005-01-01

    Süntaktilise info esitusest elektroonilistes sõnastikes ja suurtes leksikaalsetes andmebaasides. Süntaktilise info valikukriteeriumidest ja esitusviisidest Eesti Keele Instituudi uute sõnastikuprojektide, ennekõike eesti-X-keele sõnastiku tarvis. Andmetega autorite kohta

  5. Using info-Gap Decision Theory for Water Resources Planning Under Severe Uncertainty

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    Korteling, B.; Brazier, R.; Kapelan, Z.; Dessai, S.

    2012-12-01

    operating costs, costs to customers, carbon emissions, environmental impact and social acceptability. Findings show that beyond the uncertainty range explored with the traditional headroom method, preference reversals can occur, i.e. some management options that underperform at lower uncertainties, outperform at higher levels of uncertainty. This study also shows that when 50% or more of the population adopts demand side management, efficiency related measures and innovative options such as rainwater collection can perform equally well or better than some supply side options. The additional use of MCDA shifts the focus away from reservoir expansion options that perform best with respect to water availability, to combined strategies that include innovative demand side management actions of rainwater collection and greywater reuse as well as efficiency measures and additional regional transfers. This research illustrates how an Info-Gap based approach can offer a comprehensive picture of potential supply/demand futures and a rich variety of information to support adaptive management of water systems under severe uncertainty.

  6. Fluxos informacionais para o monitoramento da Convenção dos Direitos da Criança: a atuação da rede NGO Group for CRCInformation follow and the monitoring process of the convention on the rights of child by NGO Group for CRC network

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    Maria Guiomar da Cunha Frota

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa que investiga uma rede social internacional denominada NGO Group for CRC. A rede é composta por cerca de noventa organizações não governamentais e foi criada para monitorar a implementação da Convenção dos Direitos da Criança (CRC. A CRC é o principal documento jurídico relativo aos direitos da criança, tendo sido aprovada pela totalidade dos países pertencentes à ONU, com exceção dos EUA. Pretende-se especificamente analisar o fluxo informacional que se estabelece em meio à rede, seus membros e as organizações que a ela se associam. As questões investigadas são as seguintes: 1 Em que medida o fluxo informacional torna-se parte intrínseca da estrutura em rede? 2 Como os fluxos informacionais se configuram e de que modo são apropriados e veiculados pela rede NGO Group for CRC no curso do monitoramento da implementação da Convenção dos Direitos da Criança?This paper presents the research results about the social network NGO Group for CRC which is an articulation of non governmental organizations related to children's rights. This paper analyzes the information flow inside the network, among its members and among the network organizations. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC was approved in 1989 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, being ratified in its totality by the countries members, with the exception of the United States of America. The investigated questions are: 1 How is the role of the information flow in the network structure? 2 How is the information flow configured to support the implementation monitoring process of the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

  7. AUTOCAD与Arc/Info GIS文本数据的转换及GIS文本数据库的建立%Conversion of AUTOCAD and Arc/Info Text Data and the Establishment of GIS Text Database

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    叶慧芳; 胡小伍

    2004-01-01

    在简要介绍AUTOCAD与Acr/Info数据转换原理及AUTOCAD文本数据存储结构和数据录入特点的基础上,针对AUTOCAD与Arc/Info二者文本数据转换过程中存在的问题,根据各自数据存储规律建立数据转换方法,实现从AUTOCAD到Arc/Info GIS的数据自动转换,提高了数据的转换精度和效率,转换后的数据能够面向GIS.

  8. 基于COM和ARC/INFO 8的系统开发及应用研究%Development and Application Research of COM and ARC/INFO 8

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    卢振千; 黄杏元

    2002-01-01

    COM技术与GIS结合而产生的组件式GIS使GIS软件开发发展到了一个全新的阶段.本文以ESRI公司最新推出的ARC/INFO 8为软件平台,应用其提供的COM对象库——ArcObject,结合江苏省综合省情地理信息系统的研制,阐述在ArcObjec t下COMGIS的二次开发方式及实现过程.

  9. Health hazards and medical treatment of volunteers aged 18-30 years working in international social projects of non-governmental organizations (NGO).

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    Küpper, T; Rieke, B; Neppach, K; Morrison, A; Martin, J

    2014-01-01

    The specific health risk profile and diversity of treatments sought by young volunteers participating in international social projects should differ from those of their older colleagues. In the absence of any data to identify whether this was correct, a retrospective analysis was performed using a standardized questionnaire. Questions included what diseases occurred, and details of the frequency and types of treatment sought during their stay - (e.g. self-treatment, medical/dental intervention, or local healer). The 153 participants were aged 18-30 years and worked in a non-governmental organization for >6 months. The participants were: 53% female, mean age 20 years, and mean duration of stay was 11.2 months. Their NGO placement abroad was in Latin America 65.4%, 14.4% in Africa, and 9.8% in Asia. 83% of the young volunteers had received some advice regarding travel medicine before their departure. However, they suffered from more injuries compared to private travellers, and febrile infections were more common when compared to older studies. 21.2% suffered from dental problems and 50% of them sought medical treatment. This study highlights a previously unreported higher risk profile of specific health problems occurring in young NGO volunteers, including some potentially life-threatening diagnoses that differed from their older colleagues and normal travellers. It is recommended that young volunteers should receive age specific, comprehensive pre-departure training in health and safety, first aid, and management of common health problems. A medical check-up upon returning home should be mandatory. The provision of a basic first aid kit to each volunteer before departure is also recommended.

  10. Identifying randomized controlled trials of cognitive therapy for depression: comparing the efficiency of Embase, Medline and PsycINFO bibliographic databases.

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    Watson, R J; Richardson, P H

    1999-12-01

    This study sought to compare the sensitivity and precision of Embase, Medline and PsycINFO bibliographic database searches for randomized controlled trials of cognitive therapy for depression. Searches in each database combined with a hand search in five selected journals formed the total pool against which each search was assessed. Sensitivities of standard searches (index terms only) were 68%, 84% and 38% in Embase, Medline and PsycINFO respectively. Sensitivities of expert searches (index and free text terms) were 76%, 97% and 65% for Embase, Medline and PsycINFO respectively. Medline appears to be the most efficient at identifying articles describing psychological treatment evaluation.

  11. Modeling and Management of Increased Urban Stormwater Runoff Using InfoSWMM Sustain in the Berkeley Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado

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    Panos, C.; Hogue, T. S.; McCray, J. E.

    2016-12-01

    Few urban studies have evaluated the hydrologic impacts of redevelopment - for example, a rapid conversion from single to multi-family homes - known as infill, or re-urbanization. Redevelopment provides unique stormwater challenges as private property owners in many cities are not mandated to undertake stormwater retrofits leading to an overall increase in stormwater quantity and decrease in quality. This research utilizes a version of the EPA's Storm Water Management Model (SWMM), InfoSWMM Sustain, to model and analyze the impacts of impervious cover change due to redevelopment on stormwater quantity and quality in Denver, Colorado, with a focus on the Berkeley Neighborhood, where the percent imperviousness is expected to increase significantly from a current value of 53% by 2025. We utilize flow data from multiple pressure transducers installed directly within the storm sewer network as well as water quality data from storm and low flow sampling to initially calibrate InfoSWMM Sustain using September 2015 through September 2016 storm data. Model scenarios include current land cover conditions as well as future imperviousness predictions from redevelopment. The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District's Colorado Urban Hydrograph Procedure (CUHP) model is also implemented and used for calibration and comparison to the InfoSWMM stormwater model. Model simulations predicting an average annual stormwater runoff for the basin will be used to inform stormwater capture for the Berkeley Neighborhood on the downstream Willis Case Golf Course, where treatment trains are being designed to provide irrigation water (a 250 ac-ft per year demand) and improved water quality for discharge to the nearby receiving waters of Clear Creek. Ultimately, study results will better inform regional stormwater capture requirements when transitioning from single to multi-family units by providing a quantitative basis for treatment and regulation priorities.

  12. Convergence of knowledge, technology and society beyond convergence of nano-bio-info-cognitive technologies

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    Bainbridge, William; Tonn, Bruce; Whitesides, George

    2013-01-01

    Convergence of knowledge and technology for the benefit of society (CKTS) is the core opportunity for progress in the 21st century, based on five principles: (1) the interdependence of all components of nature and society, (2) enhancement of creativity and innovation through evolutionary processes of convergence that combine existing principles, and divergence that generates new ones, (3) decision analysis for research and development based on system-logic deduction, (4) higher-level cross-domain languages to generate new solutions and support transfer of new knowledge, and (5) vision-inspired basic research embodied in grand challenges. Solutions are outlined for key societal challenges, including creating new industries and jobs, improving lifelong wellness and human potential, achieving personalized and integrated healthcare and education, and securing a sustainable quality of life for all. This report provides a ten-year “NBIC2” vision within a longer-term framework for converging technology and human...

  13. ArcInfo GRID format of the 2004 Multibeam Backscatter Data in the Northeastern Channel Islands Region, Southern California [mos.zip

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — ArcInfo GRID format data generated from the 2004 multibeam sonar survey of the Northeastern Channel Islands, CA Region. The data include high-resolution, acoustic,...

  14. Info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia arenguseire järeldused ja soovitused = Information and communication technologies foresight: conclusions and policy recommendations / Kristjan Rebane

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    2010-01-01

    Eesti Arengufondi arenguseirest, mille eesmärgiks oli kindlaks teha, millised valdkonnad suudavad järgmise 10. aastaga info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia abiga Eesti majanduse ja ühiskonna arengusse enim panustada. Joonised

  15. Info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia arenguseire järeldused ja soovitused = Information and communication technologies foresight: conclusions and policy recommendations / Kristjan Rebane

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    Rebane, Kristjan

    2010-01-01

    Eesti Arengufondi arenguseirest, mille eesmärgiks oli kindlaks teha, millised valdkonnad suudavad järgmise 10. aastaga info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia abiga Eesti majanduse ja ühiskonna arengusse enim panustada. Joonised

  16. THE CONTROVERSIES OF SELF – FROM (INFO ETHICS TO CYBER TERROR

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    Full Text Available The media relations make possible new structural arrangements regarding the constructions of identities and new paradigms relating to ethical and moral assumptions. Psychic formation processes are influenced by several variables that are interrelated in an open system, converging in anthropological, environmental, genetic, psychological, historical and social factors that determine relational interaction behaviors. However, in virtual cities where flow-image, timelessness and non-place reign, they enable new psychic arrangements and a greater plasticity and speed in processing information and generating knowledge. At this conjectural point, where technology is a key factor that permeates the interactions and offers unknowns in the construction of identities, a new order without standards is established, which rules ethical parameters. The results catalyzed by the speed of exchanges of information characterize deviant and antisocial behaviors that can bring uncountable damage to every human being basic rights.

  17. HEALTH INFO SANTÉ – REMINDER ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLE AND REIMBURSEMENT CLAIMS HINTS FOR USE

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    Information from the CHIS Board and the Human Resources Division:Annual deductible and reimbursement claims: hints for useOne should bear in mind that the annual deductible is an amount (currently CHF 100) charged automatically by the Administrator of the scheme for every adult aged 18 and above. This is what happens: The amount is deducted annually for all medical services received over a calendar year.It is triggered by the date of the treatment and neither by the date of the bill nor that of the reimbursement claim.In other words, if you receive medical treatment in December for the first time in a given year, the CHF 100 will be deducted from the claim for that treatment. So, except for urgent cases, it would be better to wait till the following month, thus avoiding one annual deductible.It is also worth remembering that the cost of processing our reimbursement claims - and there were 54, 000 in 1999 - is part of the cost of our insurance.Help keep administrative costs down: do not submit reimbursement cl...

  18. Planning water supply under uncertainty - benefits and limitations of RDM, Info-Gap, economic optimization and many-objective optimization

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    Matrosov, E.; Padula, S.; Huskova, I.; Harou, J. J.

    2012-12-01

    Population growth and the threat of drier or changed climates are likely to increase water scarcity world-wide. A combination of demand management (water conservation) and new supply infrastructure is often needed to meet future projected demands. In this case system planners must decide what to implement, when and at what capacity. Choices can range from infrastructure to policies or a mix of the two, culminating in a complex planning problem. Decision making under uncertainty frameworks can be used to help planners with this planning problem. This presentation introduces, applies and compares four decision making under uncertainty frameworks. The application is to the Thames basin water resource system which includes the city of London. The approaches covered here include least-economic cost capacity expansion optimization (EO), Robust Decision Making (RDM), Info-Gap Decision Theory (Info-gap) and many-objective evolutionary optimization (MOEO). EO searches for the least-economic cost program, i.e. the timing, sizing, and choice of supply-demand management actions/upgrades which meet projected water demands. Instead of striving for optimality, the RDM and Info-gap approaches help build plans that are robust to 'deep' uncertainty in future conditions. The MOEO framework considers multiple performance criteria and uses water systems simulators as a function evaluator for the evolutionary algorithm. Visualizations show Pareto approximate tradeoffs between multiple objectives. In this presentation we detail the application of each framework to the Thames basin (including London) water resource planning problem. Supply and demand options are proposed by the major water companies in the basin. We apply the EO method using a 29 year time horizon and an annual time step considering capital, operating (fixed and variable), social and environmental costs. The method considers all plausible combinations of supply and conservation schemes and capacities proposed by water

  19. ~:ashion NGO Redress launches New Certificate for Recycled Textile Clothing--This R Certificate allows consumers to track their recycled textile clothing's journey from factory to retail

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    2012-01-01

    Asia's leading fashion NGO, Redress, launches their consumer-facing R certificate*, which verifies that retailers, brands or designers recycled their own factory fabric waste and/ or unused clothing waste into their own brand new, recycled textile clothing items. This method of recycling reduces textile waste and saves the Earth's natural resources. The R Certificate* is a new programme in line with Redress' overarching mission to reduce waste in Asia's fashion industry.

  20. 论中国政府对外传播中的NGO缺失——基于"藏独—奥运"风波中的NGO分析%Low Awareness of NGO In The China's Governmental International Communication

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    刘小燕; 王晶

    2008-01-01

    在西方国家对外传播中,非政府组织(NGO)或配合政府的行为,为政府拉高声势;或补充、代替政府去完成政府不便出面或难以完成的使命.而中国政府对外传播中,却面,临着NG0严重缺失的困境.论文针对此,从以下方面提出省思:亲中国际NGO积弱、国际NGO强大的动员渗透能量、西方NGO背后的推手、国际NGO的两面性.作者同时提出发展NGO的思路:加快培植亲中国际NGO;区分不同利益集团的NGO,对症下药;有效处理与西方媒体的关系;以主动心态抓住先机、加强沟通、稀释敌意与仇视等.

  1. Comparing private sector family planning services to government and NGO services in Ethiopia and Pakistan: how do social franchises compare across quality, equity and cost?

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    Shah, Nirali M; Wang, Wenjuan; Bishai, David M

    2011-07-01

    Policy makers in developing countries need to assess how public health programmes function across both public and private sectors. We propose an evaluation framework to assist in simultaneously tracking performance on efficiency, quality and access by the poor in family planning services. We apply this framework to field data from family planning programmes in Ethiopia and Pakistan, comparing (1) independent private sector providers; (2) social franchises of private providers; (3) non-government organization (NGO) providers; and (4) government providers on these three factors. Franchised private clinics have higher quality than non-franchised private clinics in both countries. In Pakistan, the costs per client and the proportion of poorest clients showed no differences between franchised and non-franchised private clinics, whereas in Ethiopia, franchised clinics had higher costs and fewer clients from the poorest quintile. Our results highlight that there are trade-offs between access, cost and quality of care that must be balanced as competing priorities. The relative programme performance of various service arrangements on each metric will be context specific.

  2. Lesson's-learned from a 2003-2006 USA-Honduras NGO and University Geosciences Education Partnership in Land use Land / Land Cover Change Analysis using Remote Sensing and GPS

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    Ford, R. E.

    2006-12-01

    Between 2004 and 2006 the Loma Linda University ESSE21 Mesoamerican Project (Earth System Science Education for the 21st Century) collaborated with a series of academic, NGO (nongovernmental) and government agencies, including a USAID (United States Agency for International Development) integrated environmental resource management project to: a) build the human and technical capacity of local partners in the use of geospatial technologies, e.g. GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing, b) improve their capacity to apply these tools to biodiversity, health, sustainability, protected-area management, and other NRM (Natural Resource Management) decision-making needs and problems, and c) establish long term institutional relationships for teacher/student exchange, including development of joint curricula and research projects focused on health geoinformatics as well as sustainable development. Much of this has contributed toward a new "geotourism" effort adopted by Honduras called the SAVE Honduras strategy (Scientific, Academic, Volunteer, Educational). A central element of this initiative is to increase joint collaborative research and learning together by students and faculty at US universities working with Honduran institutions (private and public). See SAVE Strategy page = http://www.fundacionsave.com/home_eng.html In the presentation we describe our experience over the last three years collaborating with key partners such as the Central American Observatory of Suyapa based at the UNAH (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras) which has opened a new GIS/Remote Sensing Laboratory. We also collaborated closely with CURLA (Centro Universitario Regional del Litoral Atlántico) located near La Ceiba--a land grant-type institution- -to support outreach and extension activities by students and staff to local-level NGOs and community groups dealing with conservation, hazards mitigation, biodiversity, fisheries and related problems. We have also participated in joint "informal

  3. EnviroInfo 2004

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    CERN, 21, 22 & 23 October Sh@ring For its 18th meeting, the international conference dedicated to information and communication technologies (IT) applied to environmental protection and sustainable development has choosen to promote « sh@ring » as its main axis : Sharing knowledge, insisting on the necessity to promote actions of knowledge transfer in respect of the principles of sustainable development (North/South transfers, knowledge sharing, web-research promotion, private and public partnerships, ...) ; Sharing data, aiming for better tranparency of the information to the public and improving the data flow between administrations (sharing environment knowledge, health and risk hazards, ...) The 94 planned conferences will focus around topics such as health and environment, technological risks, web and information systems, new developments in the way of knowledge transfers and sharing of scientific or environmental databases. The event ...

  4. 信息%INFO

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    2007-01-01

    维也纳之无限映象;维勒(WYLER GENEVE)亚洲品牌发布会;极致钟盒,天籁回响——北京奢侈品展识“天籁钟行”(Timelord);飞菲的生日——快乐诞生20年;FRANCK MULLER进驻澳门;两强携手 微笑蔓延——澳门中心与希尔顿集团正式签约;FANCL Men’s无添加男士护肤系列全新登场;

  5. ZIH-Info

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    2017-01-01

    - Neuer Dienst zum Datentransfer - Aktuelle Informationen zu Thunderbird - Neues Zertifikat für Mail-Server - Stand VoIP-Ausbau TUD - Deep Learning with Keras - Girls@Informatik - ZIH-Publikationen - Veranstaltungen

  6. ZIH-Info

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    - Erneuerung Mail-Server und WLAN für die TUD - PC-Pools im neuen Gewand - Austauschprogramme für Notebook-Akkus - ZIH präsentiert sich auf der SC06 in Tampa - ECCS'07 in Dresden - Neuer Standort für die Astronomische Uhr - Hochleistungsrechnen in der Woche der Informatik - Weiterbildungsangebote des ZIH - Neue ZIH-Publikationen - Veranstaltungen und Termine

  7. CNRL thermal info sharing

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    Myszczyszyn, M. [Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2010-07-01

    This presentation outlined some of the operational improvements in water treating systems and equipment at the Wolf Lake and Primrose facilities owned by Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL). The biofouling management system was described along with the usage of Kynar Strainers in ion exchange vessels, ball blankets in water tanks, Hastelloy C276 material for ion exchange vessel regeneration headers and regen waste pumps, and P22 pipe material in boiler evaporation piping. Eight conductivity recycling setups were installed on the strong acid cation (SAC) and weak acid cation (WAC) regen waste lines. The operational improvements have resulted in lower daily disposal rates.

  8. Civil Surgeon Info

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    Department of Homeland Security — USCIS designates certain doctors (also known as civil surgeons) to perform the medical exam required for most Green Card applicants. This data set represents the...

  9. FEMA DFIRM Community Info

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This table is a lookup table that contains community map repository details and map history information that is shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) legend...

  10. FEMA DFIRM Study Info

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This table contains details about the study such as the study name, datum, projection, etc. There is normally only one record in this table for each Flood Insurance...

  11. HEALTH INFO SANTE

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    1999-01-01

    Information from the CHIS Board and Personnel Division:A new contract to manage our health insurance has been signed with AUSTRIA and it will come into force on 1 January 2000.The changeover to the new contract will not affect those covered by thescheme since there will be no change in the list of services reimbursed or in the reimbursement procedure.However, you are requested (as far as possible) to submit separate claims fortreatment (not bills) received before 1 January 2000 as opposed to treatment received after 1 January 2000. This will help AUSTRIA with its accounting.

  12. HEALTH INFO SANTÉ

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    2000-01-01

    Information from the CHIS Board and the Personnel Division:Differences in doctors' fees in GenevaOur health insurance system falls into the 'private' category and fees for the same medical treatment from different doctors can vary enormously. However, over the last few months, information has been compiled which will be a useful tool to curb rising health care costs. We urge you to use it! AUSTRIA has drawn up a table of fees charged for a whole series of standard consultations over the last few months to learn more about average rates and facilitate comparisons. The result is a list of Geneva doctors known to charge members of the CERN health insurance the same rates as their patients covered by the Geneva health funds. The list is available for consultation at the CERN AUSTRIA office or at the Social Affairs office. You will appreciate that this list cannot be published or distributed.If you would like to know if your doctor is on the list or if you are looking for a new doctor, be it a general practitioner...

  13. HELTH INFO SANTÉ - REMINDER

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    HR Division

    2000-01-01

    Information from the CHIS Board and the Personnel Division:Going to hospital?Private room or public ward: Careful!Depending on whether you choose a private or semi-private room or a public ward, the cost of a lengthy stay in hospital can change dramatically.First remember that for treatment in hospital, as opposed to outpatient treatment, the cost i.e. board and lodging and care, are reimbursed at 100% in the public ward. The same treatment in a private or semi-private room is reimbursed at 90%. Before deciding which category you want, you should try to estimate the cost you are letting yourself in for. One essential point to bear in mind is that the limit of CHF 69,862. -, which appears on the benefits flyer for 2000 in front of lines 1 to 5, does not apply to treatment in hospital as an in-patient.In the public ward that does not matter since 100% of the costs are reimbursed. But in a private or semi-private room - particularly for lengthy stays requiring a lot of care (resuscitation, intensive care) the 10...

  14. Epi InfoTM a mHealth tool for primary field data collection in subsample population of Uttarakhand- A cross sectional study.

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    Pradeep Aggarwal

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: A deficient data is among the biggest obstacle facing planners and policy makers. Health data collection in the developing world is often hampered by the high costs and inefficiencies of traditional large-scale paper-based surveys. mHealth using Epi-Info is most appropriate tool to create, share, deploy health surveys and for strengthening of health systems. The program runs on free and open software, is easy to use, and can be downloaded to handheld devices to be used by workers in the field. Objectives: To find out the usefulness and limitations of data collection for mHealth by use of Epi InfoTM software. Methods: The devices used Epi Info 7.1.5 (Android version, which has been modeled as a database with variables of the traditional form. A cross sectional survey among adolescents regarding their health needs was carried out in a sample of 200 adolescents (purposive sampling of rural hilly (Jaunpur block of Tehri Garhwal district and plain (Doiwala block of Dehradun district areas of Uttarakhand by the use of Android tablets with Epi InfoTM. Results: It was found that adolescent questionnaire tool developed in Epi InfoTM android tablet application is a powerful tool for data collection having numerable practical advantages like: Interview Time Tracking (ITT that gives the reality check in field studies along with cases Geographical presentation by GIS mapping. In addition to this complete filling of data in field so no left over or guessing for data entry operator, paperless, bio-friendly. Despite of Tablet cost, it is cost effective as tablet can be repeatedly used for other surveys. Conclusions: Epi InfoTM is a developing open access software for primary data collection and analyzing data from the field, with advantageous benefits of epidemiological surveys.

  15. Four Dimensional (4-D BioChemInfoPhysics Models of Cardiac Cellular and Sub-Cellular Vibrations (Oscillations

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    Chang-Hua Zou

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD continued to be the leading cause of death. Failure or abnormal cardiac cellular or sub-cellular vibrations (oscillations could lead failure or abnormal heart beats that could cause CVD. Understanding the mechanisms of the vibrations (oscillations could help to prevent or to treat the diseases. Scientists have studied the mechanisms for more than 100 years. To our knowledge, the mechanisms are still unclear today. In this investigation, based on published data or results, conservation laws of the momentum as well as the energy, in views of biology, biochemistry, informatics and physics (BioChemInfoPhysics, we proposed our models of cardiac cellular and sub-cellular vibrations (oscillations of biological components, such as free ions in Biological Fluids (BF, Biological Membranes (BM, Ca++H+ (Ca++ and Na+K+ ATPases, Na+Ca++ exchangers (NCX, Ca++ carriers and myosin heads. Approach: Our models were described with 4-D (x, y, z, t or r, ?, z, t momentum transfer equations in mathematical physics. Results: The momentum transfer equations were solved with free and forced, damped, un-damped and over-damped, vibrations (oscillations. The biological components could be modeled as resonators or vibrators (oscillators, such as liquid plasmas, membranes, active springs, passive springs and active swings. Conclusion: We systematically provided new insights of automation (ignition and maintain, transportation, propagation and orientation of the cardiac cellular and sub-cellular vibrations (oscillations and resonances, with our BioChemInfoPhysics models of 4-D momentum transfer equations. Our modeling results implied: Auto-rhythmic cells (Sinoatrial Node Cells (SANC, Atrioventricular Node Cells (AVNC, Purkinje fibers, non-Auto-rhythmic ventricular myocytes and their Sarcoplasmic Reticulums (SR work as Biological Liquid Plasma Resonators (BLPR. The resonators were

  16. Epi Info(R Now an Open-source application that continues a long and productive life through CDC support and funding

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    Enrique Nieves Jr

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The CDC’s National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI recently released the Epi Info code to the public, making it the first Public Health Information Network (PHIN application to go open source. Because the code is freely available, other developers and other entities can work with the Epi Info™ code to add features, contribute enhancements, and make it a much better product. Going open source will also help Epi Info grow a wider user base, and as it grows, CDC hopes to attract more users who may want to help with development.

  17. 基于InfoWorks ICM的城市除涝排水数值模拟研究

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    顾建英[1; 唐迎洲[1,2

    2016-01-01

    InfoWorks ICM是一款用于模拟城市流域除涝排水的数值模型软件,实现了一维与二维模型的合并,并集GIS以及排水管道、河湖水系和闸、泵、堰等构筑物模拟功能为一体,可以全面模拟地面与地下系统水文交互过程。本研究在介绍了ICM数学模型理论方法的基础上,结合镇江高校园区除涝排水规划工况进行了模拟研究。计算结果表明ICM可以很好的模拟地面积水的漫溢及消退过程,并可为消除研究区域的积水现象提供依据。

  18. On assessing the robustness of an input signal optimization algorithm for damage detection: the Info-Gap Decision Theory approach

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    Stull C.J.

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The Info-Gap Decision Theory (IGDT is here adopted to assess the robust- ness of a technique aimed at identifying the optimal excitation signal within a structural health monitoring (SHM procedure. Given limited system response measurements and ever-present physical limits on the level of excitation, the ultimate goal of the mentioned technique is to improve the detectability of the damage increasing the difference between measurable outputs of the undamaged and damaged system. In particular, a 2 DOF mass-spring-damper system characterized by the presence of a nonlinear stiffness is considered. Uncertainty is introduced within the system under the form of deviations of its parameters (mass, stiffness, damping ratio… from their nominal values. Variations in the performance of the mentioned technique are then evaluated both in terms of changes in the estimated difference between the responses of the damaged and undamaged system and in terms of deviations of the identified optimal input signal from its nominal estimation. Finally, plots of the performances of the analyzed algorithm for different levels of uncertainty are obtained, showing which parameters are more sensitive to the presence of uncertainty and thus enabling a clear evaluation of its robustness.

  19. Diseño de la Arquitectura de Información para el Producto: InfoFEU-UCLV.

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    Luis Ernesto Paz Enrique

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available La comunicación y la divulgación de información constituyen aspectos esenciales para el diseño de productos y servicios de Información. En la investigación se presenta el diseño de la arquitectura de información para la implementación del sitio Web: InfoFEU-UCLV definido como un producto de diseminación de información para la Federación Estudiantil Universitaria (FEU de la Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV. Se establecen las pautas para la arquitectura de información referidas a los sistemas de etiquetado, organización, búsqueda y navegación; lo que posibilita que se establezcan las estructuras para la confección del sitio. Mediante la realización de un estudio de usuarios, se registran las principales demandas estudiantiles de carácter informativo, recogidas preliminarmente en el octavo congreso de la organización. Se establece una interfaz visual a través del prototipado propuesto. Se determina la documentación necesaria para satisfacer las necesidades de información de los usuarios, teniendo en cuenta para el diseño el criterio de especialistas.

  20. Developing a stochastic conflict resolution model for urban runoff quality management: Application of info-gap and bargaining theories

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    Ghodsi, Seyed Hamed; Kerachian, Reza; Estalaki, Siamak Malakpour; Nikoo, Mohammad Reza; Zahmatkesh, Zahra

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, two deterministic and stochastic multilateral, multi-issue, non-cooperative bargaining methodologies are proposed for urban runoff quality management. In the proposed methodologies, a calibrated Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) is used to simulate stormwater runoff quantity and quality for different urban stormwater runoff management scenarios, which have been defined considering several Low Impact Development (LID) techniques. In the deterministic methodology, the best management scenario, representing location and area of LID controls, is identified using the bargaining model. In the stochastic methodology, uncertainties of some key parameters of SWMM are analyzed using the info-gap theory. For each water quality management scenario, robustness and opportuneness criteria are determined based on utility functions of different stakeholders. Then, to find the best solution, the bargaining model is performed considering a combination of robustness and opportuneness criteria for each scenario based on utility function of each stakeholder. The results of applying the proposed methodology in the Velenjak urban watershed located in the northeastern part of Tehran, the capital city of Iran, illustrate its practical utility for conflict resolution in urban water quantity and quality management. It is shown that the solution obtained using the deterministic model cannot outperform the result of the stochastic model considering the robustness and opportuneness criteria. Therefore, it can be concluded that the stochastic model, which incorporates the main uncertainties, could provide more reliable results.

  1. Contested Inclusions: Pitfalls of NGO Peace-Building Activities in Liberia Umstrittene Inklusion: Fallstricke bei peace-building-Aktivitäten von NRO in Liberia

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    Veronika Fuest

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In post-war situations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs feature highly in peace-building processes in their (perceived capacities as both representatives of civil society and as grassroots agents to be employed in the reconstruction and transformation of society. As elsewhere, in Liberia, peace-building approaches include, first, international blueprints of representation that intend to empower groups generally perceived to be socially subordinate and, second, supporting traditional institutions considered social capital in reconciliation. Using the example of Liberia, this paper explores how in local conflict arenas, NGO workshops – the most popular mode of participatory intervention – are interpreted and appropriated by local actors; it highlights some fallacies and unintended consequences of inclusive procedures in practice and questions the support furnished to heads of gendered secret societies. Nichtregierungsorganisationen (NRO wird in Nachkriegsphasen hohe Kompetenz in Bezug auf peace-building-Prozesse zugesprochen, denn sie repräsentieren die civil society und stellen gleichzeitig Akteure, die an der Basis zum Wiederaufbau und zur gesellschaftlichen Transformation beitragen können. Auch in Liberia schließen peace-building-Konzepte an erster Stelle international erarbeitete Zielvorgaben zur Repräsentanz ein und sehen erstens eine Beteiligung von Gruppen mit niedrigem sozialen Status vor und zweitens die Unterstützung traditioneller Institutionen, die als soziales Kapital im Aussöhnungsprozess angesehen werden. Die Autorin untersucht am Beispiel Liberia, inwieweit NRO-workshops – die beliebteste Form der partizipativen Intervention – in Konfliktzonen von lokalen Akteuren interpretiert und für eigene Ziele genutzt werden; sie verweist auf irrtümliche Annahmen und unbeabsichtigte Konsequenzen der praktischen Anwendung inklusiver Verfahren und stellt die Unterstützung in Frage, die Oberhäuptern geschlechtsspezifischer

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/32236 2017-08-19T05:04:03Z ijs:ART Predicting The Variability ... a fore knowledge of the LDS characteristics for any given year should enable ... (SST); LDS rainfall amount; LDS rainy days IFE Journal of Science Vol.

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/22722 2017-10-10T00:23:22Z eassrr:ART Gender Differences ... in mathematics account reliably to the prediction of boys' achievement. ... for women's participation in scientific and technical occupations are discussed.

  4. Development of E-Info geneca: a website providing computer-tailored information and question prompt prior to breast cancer genetic counseling.

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    Albada, A.; Dulmen, S. van; Otten, R.; Bensing, J.M.; Ausems, M.G.E.M.

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the stepwise development of the website ‘E-info geneca’. The website provides counselees in breast cancer genetic counseling with computer-tailored information and a question prompt prior to their first consultation. Counselees generally do not know what to expect from genetic

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    2017-09-11T06:53:13Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai ... A Sagay, Atiene S Context: Female cancer is a public health problem the world over. ... patients with gynaecological malignancies were retrieved giving a retrieval rate of 81.2%.

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    2017-10-01T13:00:15Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai ... bridge ever built, and the greatest bridge in the beginning of the new Millennium. These bridges contain remarkable features of novel bridge construction technology, such as ...

  7. The Epi Info Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Application: A Resource for Outbreak Data Management and Contact Tracing in the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola Epidemic.

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    Schafer, Ilana J; Knudsen, Erik; McNamara, Lucy A; Agnihotri, Sachin; Rollin, Pierre E; Islam, Asad

    2016-10-15

    The Epi Info Viral Hemorrhagic Fever application (Epi Info VHF) was developed in response to challenges managing outbreak data during four 2012 filovirus outbreaks. Development goals included combining case and contact data in a relational database, facilitating data-driven contact tracing, and improving outbreak data consistency and use. The application was first deployed in Guinea, when the West Africa Ebola epidemic was detected, in March 2014, and has been used in 7 African countries and 2 US states. Epi Info VHF enabled reporting of compatible data from multiple countries, contributing to international Ebola knowledge. However, challenges were encountered in accommodating the epidemic's unexpectedly large magnitude, addressing country-specific needs within 1 software product, and using the application in settings with limited Internet access and information technology support. Use of Epi Info VHF in the West Africa Ebola epidemic highlighted the fundamental importance of good data management for effective outbreak response, regardless of the software used. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2016. This work is written by (a) US Government employee(s) and is in the public domain in the US.

  8. CAD Info Object Integration in Engineering Product Based on Task Cell%基于任务元的工程产品CAD信息对象集成模型

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    储备; 武俊峰; 蔡青

    2000-01-01

    It is necessary for product info to be communicated,exchanged and shared in engineering design(ED).So it is quite necessary to study collaborative product info.According to feature in ED,the paper presents CAD info object integration in engineering product,with an idea of"task cell",definition of drawing cell object and integration of collaborative links.The experiment in engineering validates the rationality and validity of the ideas.

  9. Psychological adaptation in the info-communication society: The revised version of Technology-Related Psychological Consequences Questionnaire.

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    Emelin V.A.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study is to consider technology-related changes in psychological needs and boundaries that affect one’s personal adaptation to the info-communication society, as well as how they relate to problematic or excessive technology use. Based on the psychological model of the consequences of technology use, we’ve picked two forms of technology use (one related to mobile phones and the other related to the Internet from a revised version of our Technology-Related Psychological Consequences Questionnaire. The new version includes nine questions: two assessing the excessive use of technology (the inability to resist using technology and subjective dependence, four assessing changes in psychological boundaries (boundaries extension and violation, easiness-related and opportunity-related preference for technology and the other three measuring technology-related needs (functionality, convenience and image making. In the normative sample (N=132, appropriate reliability, factor validity and convergent validity were demonstrated in comparisons to the picture measure of the technology-related boundaries change. Based on hierarchical regression and moderator analysis, it was shown that changes in psychological boundaries affect the excessive use of technology (explaining an additional 17-27% of the variance after adjusting for frequency of use and age group. The extension of boundaries and ease-of-use-related preference for mobile phones versus the Internet predicted satisfaction with life after adjusting for frequency of use, age group, inability to resist and subjective dependency respectively; however, the figures were not statistically significant. Thus, our data supports the hypothesis that there are different kinds of technology-related changes in psychological boundaries that manifest themselves in the subjective feeling of dependence on technology and the feeling that it is impossible to do without technology, which might in some cases

  10. Development of an info-gap-based path planner to enable nondeterministic low-observability mobile sensor nodes

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    Mascareñas, David; Stull, Christopher; Farrar, Charles

    2012-06-01

    Mobile sensor nodes are an ideal solution for efficiently collecting measurements for a variety of applications. Mobile sensor nodes offer a particular advantage when measurements must be made in hazardous and/or adversarial environments. When mobile sensor nodes must operate in hostile environments, it would be advantageous for them to be able to avoid undesired interactions with hostile elements. It is also of interest for the mobile sensor node to maintain low-observability in order to avoid detection by hostile elements. Conventional path-planning strategies typically attempt to plan a path by optimizing some performance metric. The problem with this approach in an adversarial environment is that it may be relatively simple for a hostile element to anticipate the mobile sensor node's actions (i.e. optimal paths are also often predictable paths). Such information could then be leveraged to exploit the mobile sensor node. Furthermore, dynamic adversarial environments are typically characterized by high-uncertainty and highcomplexity that can make synthesizing paths featuring adequate performance very difficult. The goal of this work is to develop a path-planner anchored in info-gap decision theory, capable of generating non-deterministic paths that satisfy predetermined performance requirements in the face of uncertainty surrounding the actions of the hostile element(s) and/or the environment. This type of path-planner will inherently make use of the time-tested security technique of varying paths and changing routines while taking into account the current state estimate of the environment and the uncertainties associated with it.

  11. Human Problem Solving in 2006

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    Pizlo, Zygmunt

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a bibliography of a little more than 100 references related to human problem solving, arranged by subject matter. The references were taken from PsycInfo and Compendex databases. Only journal papers, books and dissertations are included. The topics include human development, education, neuroscience, research in applied…

  12. 基于InfoWorks ICM的长江隧道防洪系统评估研究%An Assessment of Flood Control System of the Yangtze River Tunnel Based on InfoWorks ICM

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    刘非; 唐智; 时剑; 方正

    2015-01-01

    This study applies Infoworks ICM to establish the storm water model of Wuhan Yangtze River Tunnel on the side of Wuchang section .Firstly ,the rainstorm disaster of the tunnel in July 7 ,2013 is numerically reconstructed successfully .After then , simulations are carried out for present and planned drainage pipe networks under different rainfall recurrence period .It is observed that the 0 .2m increase of tunnel entrances with the shape of“turtle-back”can reduce the rainfall flowing into the tunnel significantly . The results also show that the tunnel under present drainage pipe networks can take the risk of rain with 4 .6a rainfall reappearing pe‐riod .This rainfall recurrence period can be increased from 4 .6 a to 50 a under the condition of the planned drainage pipe networks , which indicates the ability of the tunnel against rain disaster is improved greatly after reform .Therefore ,the results of the simulation analysis can provide a technical support for the reform of the drainage system to reduce the rainfall disaster risk of the tunnel .%利用InfoWorks ICM软件以武汉长江隧道为例,建立隧道武昌段及其周边区域的排水系统模型,对2013年7月7日武汉长江隧道渍水事件成功进行了模拟重现。对各匝道入口龟背垫高后的现状管网和高区排水系统改造后的管网进行不同降雨重现期下的模拟,发现将隧道各匝道入口路面龟背垫高0.2m可大大减少隧道积水,现状管网和高区排水系统改造后的管网能承受的最大暴雨重现期分别为4.6年和50年,说明在隧道各匝道入口加高龟背和对隧道高区排水系统的改造确实能极大提高隧道抵御渍水风险的能力,模拟分析的结果可为武汉长江隧道及其周边排水系统的规划改造提供技术支撑。

  13. 我国公共危机治理中的第三部门参与问题研究%nalysis of the Public Crisis Management in the Involvement of the NGO

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    林杭锋

    2011-01-01

    第三部门具有的民间性、专业性、志愿性等特点使其在处理公共危机事件时具有特殊优势。但是,由于我国第三部门发展先天不足,后天失调,第三部门在参与公共危机治理时极易受到法律、社会环境、公民意识、资金人才甚至自身状况的影响和制约。在历次公共危机治理过程中我国第三部门的表现充分暴露了第三部门参与公共危机治理能力的不足。因此我们必须从学术理论、法律文化、社会环境等方面入手,改变制约第三部门发展的因素,以提高第三部门参与危机治理的能力。%The NGO's features of private, volunteer and so on make it has special advantage over dealing with public crisis. However, due to the development of the NGO congenitally dystrophy, during its participation, it is very easy to impacted and restricted by laws, social environment, civic awareness, funds and even their own situation. The prevention and treatment of public crisis exposed the NGO's lacking of governance capacity in participating in dealing with public crisis, we must seek academic theory, legal cul- ture, social environment aspects, change the factors that restrict the development of the NGO, so that the NGO can participate in a more mature manner of public crisis management.

  14. Comparing estimates of child mortality reduction modelled in LiST with pregnancy history survey data for a community-based NGO project in Mozambique

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is a growing body of evidence that integrated packages of community-based interventions, a form of programming often implemented by NGOs, can have substantial child mortality impact. More countries may be able to meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG 4 targets by leveraging such programming. Analysis of the mortality effect of this type of programming is hampered by the cost and complexity of direct mortality measurement. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST produces an estimate of mortality reduction by modelling the mortality effect of changes in population coverage of individual child health interventions. However, few studies to date have compared the LiST estimates of mortality reduction with those produced by direct measurement. Methods Using results of a recent review of evidence for community-based child health programming, a search was conducted for NGO child health projects implementing community-based interventions that had independently verified child mortality reduction estimates, as well as population coverage data for modelling in LiST. One child survival project fit inclusion criteria. Subsequent searches of the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse and Child Survival Grants databases and interviews of staff from NGOs identified no additional projects. Eight coverage indicators, covering all the project’s technical interventions were modelled in LiST, along with indicator values for most other non-project interventions in LiST, mainly from DHS data from 1997 and 2003. Results The project studied was implemented by World Relief from 1999 to 2003 in Gaza Province, Mozambique. An independent evaluation collecting pregnancy history data estimated that under-five mortality declined 37% and infant mortality 48%. Using project-collected coverage data, LiST produced estimates of 39% and 34% decline, respectively. Conclusions LiST gives reasonably accurate estimates of infant and child mortality decline in an area

  15. Comparing estimates of child mortality reduction modelled in LiST with pregnancy history survey data for a community-based NGO project in Mozambique.

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    Ricca, Jim; Prosnitz, Debra; Perry, Henry; Edward, Anbrasi; Morrow, Melanie; Ernst, Pieter; Ryan, Leo

    2011-04-13

    There is a growing body of evidence that integrated packages of community-based interventions, a form of programming often implemented by NGOs, can have substantial child mortality impact. More countries may be able to meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 targets by leveraging such programming. Analysis of the mortality effect of this type of programming is hampered by the cost and complexity of direct mortality measurement. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) produces an estimate of mortality reduction by modelling the mortality effect of changes in population coverage of individual child health interventions. However, few studies to date have compared the LiST estimates of mortality reduction with those produced by direct measurement. Using results of a recent review of evidence for community-based child health programming, a search was conducted for NGO child health projects implementing community-based interventions that had independently verified child mortality reduction estimates, as well as population coverage data for modelling in LiST. One child survival project fit inclusion criteria. Subsequent searches of the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse and Child Survival Grants databases and interviews of staff from NGOs identified no additional projects. Eight coverage indicators, covering all the project's technical interventions were modelled in LiST, along with indicator values for most other non-project interventions in LiST, mainly from DHS data from 1997 and 2003. The project studied was implemented by World Relief from 1999 to 2003 in Gaza Province, Mozambique. An independent evaluation collecting pregnancy history data estimated that under-five mortality declined 37% and infant mortality 48%. Using project-collected coverage data, LiST produced estimates of 39% and 34% decline, respectively. LiST gives reasonably accurate estimates of infant and child mortality decline in an area where a package of community-based interventions was implemented

  16. Realising women’s human rights in Malaysia : the EMPOWER report

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    Elias, Juanita

    2015-01-01

    Why do activist groups representing some of society’s most marginalised employ legalistic forms of “rights talk” when the reality of securing rights via the judicial system is almost unimaginable? The article considers this question in relation to the work of the Malaysian non-governmental organisation (NGO) EMPOWER which, in 2012, produced the Malaysian women’s human rights report focusing attention on the rights of informal sector workers, refugees and sexual minorities, and women’s rights ...

  17. The Design and Realization of XX Info System Based on Solaris%基于Solaris的综合信息系统设计与实现

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    喻刚; 王国生; 张磊

    2012-01-01

    Compared with Windows OS, Solaris OS has the advantage of high stability and perfect network function. In order to provide a more steady platform for data transmitting storage and display, We decided to transplant XX info system to Solaris OS. This paper has introduced the design and realization of XX info system based on Solaris.%相对Windows操作系统,Solaris具有稳定性高、网络功能完善等优点。为了提高综合信息系统的稳定性,将其从Windows移植到Solaris操作系统上,从而为外场试验各监测项目提供了一个更加稳定的数据传输、存储和显示平台。

  18. CES4Health.info: an online tool for peer reviewed publication and dissemination of diverse products of community-engaged scholarship.

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    Jordan, Catherine; Seifer, Sarena D; Gelmon, Sherril B; Ryan, Katharine; McGinley, Piper

    2011-01-01

    Community-engaged scholarship (CES)-research, teaching, programmatic and other scholarly activities conducted through partnerships between academic and community partners-may result in innovative applied products such as manuals, policy briefs, curricula, videos, toolkits, and websites. Without accepted mechanisms for peer-reviewed publication and dissemination, these products often do not "count" toward faculty promotion and tenure (P&T) and have limited opportunities for broad impact. This paper reports on CES4Health.info, a unique online tool for peer-reviewed publication and dissemination of products of CES in forms other than journal articles. In its first year, CES4Health.info has published 24 products and documented the satisfaction of users, authors, and reviewers.

  19. Effekter av att införa en Configuration Management Database : En kvalitativ fallstudie på ett IT-företag

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    Leneklint, Linn

    2016-01-01

    Att hantera förändringar av mjukvara via pappersdokument är långt ifrån effektivt. CMDB, Configuration Management Database, är ett mindre känt verktyg som på ett mycket enkelt sätt kan hantera hela företagets IT-miljö. Trots att det anses fördelaktigt enligt referenslitteraturen är det väldigt få företag som väljer att införa det. Syftet med studien är att studera vilka effekter som uppstår hos en driftavdelning efter införande av en CMDB. Studien är en fallstudie. För ...

  20. InfoGin携手NexM Communications Inc.为NTT Resonant"goo"移动门户提供支持

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    @@ 香港2009年11月18日电/美通社亚洲/--亚洲移动通信大会(Mobile Asia Congress) 提供新一代移动浏览解决方案的先锋和市场领导者InfoGin及其战略合作伙伴NexM communications今天宣布已在NTT Resonant Inc.上成功部署hfoGin的Intelligent Mobile Platform(TM)(IMP(TM)).InfoGin的旗舰技术让运营商和内容供应商能够通过拓展服务组合、提高营收,同时降低成本和维持并建立用户忠诚度来保持对移动服务生态系统的全面管理.

  1. Victims of crime, with special emphasis on victims of work abuse and domestic violence: Analysis of the service VDS info and victim support for 2009

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    Radaković Danica

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present the work of the VDS info and victim support service for the period January 1st 2009 - December 31st 2009. It contains the data about victims, type and quality of assistance and support provided by the Service, and also about institutions and organizations the victims contacted before or after contacting the Service and their satisfaction with the help they received.

  2. workshop 28-30 June 2010 at Sonnerupgaard and in the Land of Legends, Denmark. Communicating Culture. Workshop Info 2, 2010, 4-6

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    2010-01-01

    Karg, S. New projects within the FLAX Network. In: Karg S. (ed.) Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) - a natural resource for food and textiles for 8000 years. Cross-disciplinary investigations on the evolution and cultural history of flax and linen. Programme and abstracts of the second workshop 28-30......-30 June 2010 at Sonnerupgaard and in the Land of Legends, Denmark. Communicating Culture. Workshop Info 2, 2010, 4-6...

  3. La lengua de la promoción turística institucional. Análisis del portal www.spain.info

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    Rosa María Rodríguez Abella

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to determine the principal characteristics of the discursive genre of web portal. Moreover, our proposal is to identify the essential linguistic mechanisms used to promote Spain as a tourist destination, through the application of quantitative and qualitative techniques of analysis to a corpus of 661 promotional documents extracted from the web portal www.spain.info

  4. Ein Weblog als Informations- und Kommunikationsinstrument an der Universitätsbibliothek der Medizinischen Universität Wien : 1 Jahr UBMUW-INFO

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    Hartl, Margrit; Bauer, Bruno

    2007-01-01

    Since June 2006 the university library at the Medical University Vienna has run the weblog "UbMUW-Info" based on Open-Source software WordPress. The weblog was implemented in the course of a homepage rearrangement to serve as central information and communication platform. Firstly the paper reports on general aspects of weblog operation. Following the weblog's range of application in a scientific library will be shown taking the university library at the Medical University Vienna as an exampl...

  5. Crystal structures of two solute receptors for L-cystine and L-cysteine, respectively, of the human pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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    Bulut, Haydar; Moniot, Sebastien; Licht, Anke; Scheffel, Frank; Gathmann, Stephanie; Saenger, Wolfram; Schneider, Erwin

    2012-01-20

    ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters are integral membrane proteins that carry a variety of substrates across biological membranes at the expense of ATP. The here considered prokaryotic canonical importers consist of three entities: an extracellular solute receptor, two membrane-intrinsic proteins forming a translocation pathway, and two cytoplasmic ATP-binding subunits. The ngo0372-74 and ngo2011-14 gene clusters from the human pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae were predicted by sequence homology as ABC transporters for the uptake of cystine and cysteine, respectively, and chosen for structural characterization. The structure of the receptor component Ngo0372 was obtained in a ligand-free "open" conformation and in a "closed" conformation when co-crystallized with L-cystine. Our data provide the first structural information of an L-cystine ABC transporter. Dissociation constants of 21 and 33 nM for L-cystine and L-selenocystine, respectively, were determined by isothermal titration calorimetry. In contrast, L-cystathionine and L-djenkolic acid are weak binders, while no binding was detectable for S-methyl-L-cysteine. Mutational analysis of two residues from the binding pocket, Trp97 and Tyr59, revealed that the latter is crucial for L-cystine binding. The structure of the Ngo2014 receptor was obtained in closed conformation in complex with co-purified L-cysteine. The protein binds L-cysteine with a K(d) of 26 nM. Comparison of the structures of both receptors and analysis of the ligand binding sites shed light on the mode of ligand recognition and provides insight into the tight binding of both substrates. Moreover, since L-cystine limitation leads to reduction in virulence of N. gonorrhoeae, Ngo0372 might be suited as target for an antimicrobial vaccine.

  6. Streamlining cooperation between public authorities and civil society : Exclusive Baltinfo interview with Arnold Rüütel, president of Estonia and patron of the IV Baltic Sea NGO Forum in Pärnu 16-17 April / Arnold Rüütel

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    Rüütel, Arnold

    2004-01-01

    Intervjuu mittetulundusühingute seminari "IV BALTIC SEA NGO FORUM" patrooni Arnold Rüütliga kodanikeühenduste ja avaliku sektori koostööst, ühiskondlikust lepingust, 2002. aastal Riigikogus vastu võetud Eesti kodanikuühiskonna arengu kontseptsioonist

  7. 基于ARC/INFO的高斯投影批量变换%Batch Transformation of Gaussian Projection on Account of ARC/INFO

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    李真; 高宇; 赵慧

    2005-01-01

    地图投影变换是地图制图理论的基础,也是GIS的重要组成部分.针对湖北省荒漠化监测地图数据库建库工作的特点,指出了通用GIS软件ARC/INFO 8在地图投影方面的不足,并提出了基于AML语言的二次开发解决方案.

  8. O museu aberto e comunicativo : fundamentação e proposta para estudos de públicos à luz de um enfoque info-comunicacional

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    Beites, Alexandre Manuel Rodrigues

    2011-01-01

    Os estudos de públicos aplicados ao universo museológico sofreram uma evolução que transitou sem grande efectividade ate um momento - o actual, em que lhes são exigidos resultados uteis. Vive-se uma "encruzilhada" metodológica para a qual esta dissertação pretende contribuir com uma proposta. Apostar no registo e tratamento dos dados info-comunicacionais do visitante como matéria-prima será o ponto de partida para uma estratégia, que se quer qualitativa, integradora de varias disciplinas e co...

  9. La lengua de la promoción turística institucional. Análisis del portal www.spain.info

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    Rosa María Rodríguez Abella

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo nos planteamos, en primer lugar, determinar las características más destacadas del género discursivo portal web. A continuación, a partir de un corpus de estudio constituido por 661 documentos promocionales del portal www.spain.info, nos proponemos identifi car, mediante la aplicación de técnicas de análisis tanto cuantitativas como cualitativas, los principales mecanismos lingüísticos utilizados para promocionar el destino España.

  10. Women's human rights at the World Summit for Social Development.

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    Fried, S

    1995-01-01

    The Copenhagen Hearing on Economic Justice and Women's Human Rights was held on March 7, 1995 in conjunction with the NGO (nongovernmental organization) Forum during the UN World Summit on Social Development (the Social Summit). During the Copenhagen Hearing, 10 women from around the world testified on a wide range of topics connected with the issue of providing tangible meaning to the indivisibility of women's human rights. Also emphasized was the complexity of the US government in perpetrating abuses against women's human rights, either directly or indirectly. The NGO Forum resulted in several hundred NGOs signing The Quality Benchmark for the Social Summit and The Copenhagen Alternative Declaration, which pointed out the need to critique conventional economic and social policies. While many of the concerns raised at the NGO Forum were not reflected in the Summit's Programme of Action, one of the Programme's 10 commitments called for the promotion of gender equality and improvement in the status of women. The Programme also recognized the burden placed on women by poverty and social disintegration; accepted a broad definition of "family"; called for a quantitative consideration of the value of unremunerated work; and advanced the rights of workers in general, migrant workers, and indigenous people. The capacity of NGOs and other grassroots groups to demand implementation of international agreements and adherence to international human rights standards was also strengthened. Specifically, such groups may urge governments to 1) meet with women's NGOs to discuss implementation of the Social Summit Declaration and Programme of Action; 2) make a national commitment to implement the Platform of Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women; and 3) commit to the Pledge to Gender Justice, particularly to the implementation of international agreements in local and national laws and policies.

  11. NGO在我国未成年人非刑罚处置中的功效%The Effect of NGO on the Non - Criminal Punishment Treatment of Juveniles in China

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    周家明; 纳瑛

    2011-01-01

    It has become a serious social problem that juveniles break laws and commit crimes. It is an urge to strengthen the function of non - criminal punishment treatment. NGO will definitely become the main organization to carry out non - criminal punishment treatment due to its inherent nature. It has a significant effect in non - criminal punishment treatment.%未成年人违法犯罪成为一个较为严重的社会问题,非刑罚处置的功能和作用亟待加强;NGO组织的天然优势使其成为实施未成年人非刑罚处置的必然选择;NGO组织在未成年人非刑罚处置中的功效显著。

  12. Feasibility and outcome of interval debulking surgery (IDS) after carboplatin-paclitaxel-bevacizumab (CPB): A subgroup analysis of the MITO-16A-MaNGO OV2A phase 4 trial.

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    Daniele, Gennaro; Lorusso, Domenica; Scambia, Giovanni; Cecere, Sabrina C; Nicoletto, Maria Ornella; Breda, Enrico; Colombo, Nicoletta; Artioli, Grazia; Cannella, Lucia; Lo Re, Giovanni; Raspagliesi, Francesco; Maltese, Giuseppa; Salutari, Vanda; Ferrandina, Gabriella; Greggi, Stefano; Baldoni, Alessandra; Bergamini, Alice; Piccirillo, Maria Carmela; Tognon, Germana; Floriani, Irene; Signoriello, Simona; Perrone, Francesco; Pignata, Sandro

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    Few data are available on the outcome of surgery after a bevacizumab-containing regimen. The MITO 16A- MaNGO OV2A phase 4 trial evaluates the outcomes of first-line CPB in a clinical-practice-like setting. Here we present the results of the subgroup of patients undergoing IDS after neoadjuvant treatment or suboptimal primary surgery. 400 chemonaïve epithelial ovarian cancer patients, age≥18, ECOG PS 0-2 were eligible to receive C (AUC 5 d1, q21) plus P (175mg/m(2) d1, q21) and B (15mg/kg d1 q21) for 6cycles followed by B maintenance until cycle 22nd. 79 patients (20%) underwent IDS. Overall, 74 patients received at least one administration of B before IDS. Median age was 61.2, 70% of the patients had FIGO IIIC disease. The median number of cycles before IDS was 3 both for chemotherapy and bevacizumab respectively. A residual disease ≤1cm was achieved in 64 patients (86.5%). Four percent of the patients experienced fever and 4% required blood transfusion after surgery. Surgical wound infection and/or dehiscence, pelvic abscess, intestinal sub-occlusion and fistula were experienced by one patient each. In the MITO16A-MaNGO OV2A phase 4 trial, combined chemotherapy and bevacizumab did not hamper IDS and the rate of perioperative complications was similar to what expected without bevacizumab. These data support the hypothesis that adding bevacizumab to first line chemotherapy for ovarian cancer might not be denied to patients for whom IDS is planned. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. PUBATHG - ArcInfo GRID format of the 2001 multibeam echo-sounder data collected in the Puyallup River delta, Puget Sound (Tacoma), Washington from Field Activity: R-1-01-WA

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — ArcInfo GRID format bathymetry data generated from the 2001 multibeam sonar survey the major deltas of southern Puget Sound (Tacoma), WA., including Nisqually,...

  14. DUBATHG - ArcInfo GRID format of the 2001 multibeam echo-sounder data collected in the Duwamish River Delta, Puget Sound (Seattle), Washington from Field Activity: R-1-01-WA

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — ArcInfo GRID format bathymetry data generated from the 2001 multibeam sonar survey the major deltas of southern Puget Sound, WA., including Nisqually, Puyallup, and...

  15. 基于信息手段的大学英语翻译教学%English Translation Teaching in College Based on Info-technology

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    王芳; 王海君

    2016-01-01

    随着计算机网络技术的迅猛发展,信息化手段介入大学英语教学已成为教学改革的重要任务,其理论基础是建构主义学习理论。本文在分析中国大学英语翻译教学的现状的基础上,提出信息手段介入的必要性和具有协作性、自主性的教学模式,并阐述了信息化翻译教学所存在的问题和解决办法。%〔Abstract〕 With the rapid development of computer network technology, Info-technology intervening with English teaching has become an important task of teaching reform, and its theoretical basis is the construc-tivism learning theory. The analysis based on the current situation of Chinese College English translation teaching puts forward the necessity of intervention and the instructional mode with cooperation and autono-my, and expounds the problems existing in translation teaching with info-technology and its solutions.

  16. Study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial evaluating efficacy of a smoking cessation e-‘Tabac Info Service’: ee-TIS trial

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    Cambon, L; Bergman, P; Le Faou, Al; Vincent, I; Le Maitre, B; Pasquereau, A; Arwidson, P; Thomas, D; Alla, F

    2017-01-01

    Introduction A French national smoking cessation service, Tabac Info Service, has been developed to provide an adapted quitline and a web and mobile application involving personalised contacts (eg, questionnaires, advice, activities, messages) to support smoking cessation. This paper presents the study protocol of the evaluation of the application (e-intervention Tabac Info Service (e-TIS)). The primary objective is to assess the efficacy of e-TIS. The secondary objectives are to (1) describe efficacy variations with regard to users' characteristics, (2) analyse mechanisms and contextual conditions of e-TIS efficacy. Methods and analyses The study design is a two-arm pragmatic randomised controlled trial including a process evaluation with at least 3000 participants randomised to the intervention or to the control arm (current practices). Inclusion criteria are: aged 18 years or over, current smoker, having completed the online consent forms, possessing a mobile phone with android or apple systems and using mobile applications, wanting to stop smoking sooner or later. The primary outcome is the point prevalence abstinence of 7 days at 6 months later. Data will be analysed in intention to treat (primary) and per protocol analyses. A logistic regression will be carried out to estimate an OR (95% CI) for efficacy. A multivariate multilevel analysis will explore the influence on results of patients' characteristics (sex, age, education and socioprofessional levels, dependency, motivation, quit experiences) and contextual factors, conditions of use, behaviour change techniques. Ethics and dissemination The study protocol was reviewed by the ethical and deontological institutional review board of the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance on 18 April 2016. The findings of this study will allow us to characterise the efficacy of e-TIS and conditions of its efficacy. These findings will be disseminated through peer-reviewed articles. Trial registration

  17. AB052. The Human Variome Project (HVP) and the HVP ASEAN Node

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    Alwi, Zilfalil Bin

    2015-01-01

    The Human Variome Project (HVP) is an international NGO that is working to build capacity in responsible clinical genomics around the world. Founded in 2006, and lead in its early years by Professor Richard Cotton, the Project has grown to become a global movement with over 1,300 individual members from 81 countries and close to 200 data provider members. The project works to ensure that the lack of access to information on genetic variants and their effects on human health is not an impedime...

  18. 企业社会责任背景下企业与环保非政府组织的跨界合作%Cross-Sector Alliance: How do Enterprises and Green NGO Collaborate in the Background of Corporate Social Responsibility

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    李苏; 邱国玉

    2012-01-01

    针对企业社会责任、企业与环保NGO的关系进行了探讨,并分别从NGO与企业合作的原因、角色、合作成果的衡量标准以及合作的态势分析分析入手,阐明跨界合作的重要性,并对合作的顺利展开提出策略建议.%With regard to corporate social responsibility, the article discusses the relationship between enterprises and green NGO. It also investigates the reason of their corporation, their objectives, the role being played by green NGO in this cross-sector alliance, the measure of the fruits of cooperation and a SWOT analysis to describe the significance. Finally, this article provides corresponding advices.

  19. 110 HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) SEROPOSITIVITY ...

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    -http://www.ajol.info/journals/ajcem ... A seroprevalence study of Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in new patients attending the eye .... previous reports that Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in ..... The increase in the number of patients with mild proteinuria after treatment and its implication require ...... bacteriophage.

  20. NGO的资金不足和运动能力有限的双向制约破解:“整体政府”的视角%Two-Way Restricting Crack of NGO Funding Shortage and Sports Ability Limit:The Perspective of“Holistic Government”

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    宁超

    2013-01-01

    The development of China's NGO presents great vitality and vigor,but the shortage of funds is a big bottleneck for the further development of the NGO. NGO is a big trouble for the development of the sports ability is insufficient, insufficient exercise capacity reduces to marketing,lack of power,compresses the NGO's activity space,hinders its function, and then results in insufficiency of disposable capital of the organization. That sports ability is limited and the shortage of funds is a two-way cycle. So,some aspects,such as,using the theory of "holistic government" to realize value improvement, the change of managing ways and the cooperation of dealing with public affairs,realize the crack of the development of the"path dependence" and the expansion of space.%中国的NGO发展呈现出巨大的生机和活力,但是资金短缺是制约NGO进一步发展的最大瓶颈。NGO发展的一大困境是运动能力不足,运动能力不足蜕化为营销乏力,压缩了NGO的空间活动行为,职能受阻,导致组织可支配资金不足。运动能力有限和资金不足存在一个双向制约的循环,借鉴“整体政府”理论实现在价值观念的提升、管理方式的转变、公共事务处理的协同等方面实现NGO发展“路径依赖”的破解和进一步发展的空间拓展。

  1. Info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia / Aavo Heinlo

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    Heinlo, Aavo

    2004-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Social trends. - Tallinn, 2004, nr. 3, lk. 29-35. Ülevaade uuringutest arvuti (Interneti) kasutamise võimaluste kohta kodus ning õppeasutustes, IKT-spetsialistide ettevalmistamisest Eestis. Diagrammid. Graafikud. Tabelid

  2. Info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia / Aavo Heinlo

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    Heinlo, Aavo

    2004-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Social trends. - Tallinn, 2004, nr. 3, lk. 29-35. Ülevaade uuringutest arvuti (Interneti) kasutamise võimaluste kohta kodus ning õppeasutustes, IKT-spetsialistide ettevalmistamisest Eestis. Diagrammid. Graafikud. Tabelid

  3. InfoDOMAIN. Fall 2011

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    2011-09-01

    the plebe year core course, SI 110, also known as "Cyber 1." "The Cyber 1 course is basic general knowledge about how computers work, how networks...cyber security for all plebes . When they get to the Fleet, they will be prepared, explained Deputy Director of the Center for Cyber Security Studies...operating systems, programs, Internet, wired networks and more. The second part is called "Models and Tools," in which the plebes will learn about

  4. On Modern Vietnamese Writer NGO Tat To’s Confucian Complex%论越南现代作家吴必素的儒家文化情结

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    黄可兴

    2012-01-01

    The Vietnamese writer NGO Tat To was born in a Confucian family and was influenced by Confucian culture for a long time.During 1930s and 1940s,he composed a series of literary works,which consciously or unconsciously demonstrated a strong Confucian atmosphere in the Vietnamese society,highlighted the Vietnamese people’s glorious ethnic moralities,criticized the atrocity of the feudal colonial rulers,and voiced his positive identification toward some outstanding traditional Confucian cultures.%越南作家吴必素出身于儒学世家,他长期受儒家文化的影响,在20世纪三四十年代创作的一系列文学作品中,有意无意地展现了越南社会浓郁的儒家文化氛围,突出越南人民美好的民族品德,批判了封建殖民统治者的暴戾行为,表现了作家对儒家某些优秀传统文化精神的积极认同。

  5. 基于ArcGIS Server的海岛管理平台设计与实现%Drawing of bore histogram based on MapInfo

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    崔伦辉; 金继业; 刘金

    2011-01-01

    This paper introduced an automatic mapping method based on MapInfo. Also, it discussed how to design bore database and lithological pattern library, and main idea of design, flow methods, key arithmetic of the bore histogram automatically mapping software. The software was developed by OLE technology based on utilizing Maplnfo, Visual Basic and SQL Server 2000. This software realized the management of bore data and automatic mapping with measured bore data. The application of this software could enhance the drawing efficiency and standardization level of bore histogram.%本文基于ArcGIS Server,结合时空数据模型和WebGIS理论,采用Flex技术,面向海岛管理,设计开发了集空间数据、属性信息和时态特性于一体的海岛管理支撑平台,对平台的体系结构、关键技术、数据组织和系统功能作了详细介绍,以期有效管理分布广泛的海岛,充分控制海洋、开发海洋资源.

  6. Research of Info Feedback Mechanism of Partially Decentralized P2P Botnet%半分布式P2P Botnet的信息反馈机制研究

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    黄萍

    2012-01-01

    文章详细介绍了半分布式P2PBotnet中基于源路径和DHT覆盖网的信息反馈机制以及两种机制存在的不足。并提出了基于sensor节点的新型信息反馈机制。实验证明,基于sensor节点的信息反馈机制具有更好的安全性和更高的效率,便于攻击者对半分布式P2PBotnet的实时控制。%In this paper, Info feedback mechanisms based on the source route and DHT overlay network, and the weakness of both info feedback mechanisms are addressed in detail. Moreover, a new info feedback mechanism based on the sensor nodes is proposed. Experimental results show that the new info feedback mechanism based on the sensor nodes is safer and more efficient.

  7. Development and practice of establishment of GIS through transforming AutoCAD data into ARC/INFO%AutoCAD数据转入ARC/INFO建立GIS的研究与实践

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    贾永生; 薛军; 高飞

    2000-01-01

    根据AutoCAD和ARC/INFO可转换因素,在AutoCAD和ARC/INFO环境下,通过LISP和SML、AML语言对AutoCAD与ARC/INFO转换部分进行重新组合和构造,制作数据转换的工具,自动将AutoCAD数据转入ARC/INFO,建立GIS.

  8. Abuse, Neglect, and Violence Against Elderly Women in Ghana: Implications for Social Justice and Human Rights.

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    Sossou, Marie-Antoinette; Yogtiba, Joseph A

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses abuse and neglect of elderly women in Ghana and the traditional practices that adversely affect their human rights. Their situation is characterized by pervasive poverty, illiteracy, widowhood, predominantly rural dwelling, and subjection to insidious cultural practices and superstitious beliefs. Increase in life expectancy and population trends point to significant increases in the numbers of the elderly women. Breakdown of the extended family support system and the waning of filial obligations are factors affecting their welfare. Accurate data on these abuses is lacking due to cultural inhibitions and non-reporting. Legislations and NGO programs are addressed to combat abuses.

  9. Structure Depiction of GIS Interchangeable Files for Polygon Layersand Transform Programming—With an Example from ARC/INFO to MapInfo Formats%GIS域状图层可交换文件的C++编程转换—以ARC/INFO向MapInfo转换为例

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    甄计国

    2001-01-01

    Polygon layers are basic objects in GIS process and manipulation.With automatic functions of some GIS for topological manipulating, in huge amount and complex formats they were created with strict and complete attributes. Now, they are badly needed in routine workload applications on desktop systems. To share this kind of information, it is inevitable for transform programming between GISs or between GIS and non-GIS. This article is aimed at the transforming of interchange files, with an example from ARC/INFO to MapInfo formats. File and data structures are depicted, issues consideration, flow chart methodology and main section for programming are listed, therefore it is consolidated the application of the polygon layers in routine workload on desktop systems like spreadsheet and other database visualization.%域状图是GIS处理或操作的基本对象之一,大量复杂的域状图层靠具备拓扑运算功能的GIS自动生成,编码严谨、标注完备,是单机和网络上数据分析可视化应用急需的信息源。为了信息共享,不同GIS平台之间,GIS与非GIS应用软件之间常进行可交换文件的格式转换。以ARC/INFO向MapInfo文件转换为例,通过简析它们相应的文件结构,简介了C++环境下的数据转换编程思路、流程、相关的数据结构和解决方法,为日常办公电子表格应用中的区域状图层或图件自动插入奠定了基础。

  10. 突破社区治理困境:社区NGO——社会资本视角的阐释%The Breakthrough of Community Governance:Community NGO --an Interpretation from the Social Capital Perspective

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    吴东民

    2012-01-01

    政府、市场、社会组织是中国社区建设所依仗的三大结构性力量,积习而成的“两头强.中间弱”的态势呼唤基层社会管理体制的创新。当前中国社区建设正处于发展中的瓶颈期,治理主体单一、信任缺失、互惠失范,理性选择范式在解释社区NGO的治理功效上缺乏文化与微观层面的考量,并没有提供令人信服的框架,而社会资本理论中所倡导的核心价值信务——信任、互惠、合作恰恰弥补了这一缺憾,为社区NGO冶理的合理性提供了一种全新的解释范式。%In China,government,market,nongovernmental organizations are the three structural forces in the process of community rebuilding. And the status quo of strong ends, weak middle" calls for innovation of substratum social management systems. There is now a bottleneck in community construction-singularity of governing entity, deficiency of trust and loss of mutual benefits. The rational selecting paradigm is short of cultural and micro-level considerations in explaining how the community NGO affects the community governance. However, social capital theory advocates the core philosophy (e. g. trust,mutual benefits, cooperation) precisely makes up for the deficiency and provides a reasonable explanation for community governance.

  11. Social advertising in the NGO of Cordoba (Argentina. Message construction profiles/ Publicidad social en las ONG de Córdoba (Argentina. Perfiles de la construcción del mensaje

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    Dra. Teresa C. Rodríguez García

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Las ONG conforman un sector –cada vez más amplio en la ciudad de Córdoba (Argentina– que lleva mucho tiempo comprometiéndose con el fortalecimiento del sistema democrático y la mejora de los derechos ciudadanos y para ello han utilizado, entre otros recursos, la publicidad social para darse a conocer, mejorar su imagen de credibilidad y transparencia, captar fondos y recursos, reclutar nuevos voluntarios, sensibilizar sobre las causas sociales y educar en favor de la solidaridad. En el presente estudio se investigan, mediante un análisis de contenido, las comunicaciones que llevan a cabo las ONG establecidas en la ciudad argentina de Córdoba. Y se concluye que, aunque hay un esfuerzo para comunicarse con sus públicos por diferentes vías, no siempre se aprovechan totalmente los recursos aplicables en la elaboración del mensaje publicitario. Abstract: NGOs are significantly increasing their presence in the city of Cordoba (Argentina where they are forming a larger sector everyday. Thorough the years, these organizations have committed themselves to strengthen the democratic system and improve civil rights in the community. To achieve this goal, they have relied on social advertising as one of their key resource. Social advertising has been instrumental in establishing their visibility as well as improving their credibility and reputation for transparency. It has also helped them raise funds, recruit new volunteers, raise awareness of social issues and educate people on the values of solidarity. Relaying on content analysis as the primary methodology, this research presents a study about the communication efforts carried out by the NGO sector in the city of Cordoba. The research finds that NGOs do not always optmize their available resources when building their messages, despite their efforts to communicate with a wide ranging audience through different channels.

  12. Alianzas público-privadas para el desarrollo: RSC y relaciones ONGD-empresas (Public-private partnerships for development: CSR and business-NGO relationships

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    Pedro Ramiro Pérez

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The current Master Plan of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID includes references to the need to promote public-private partnerships and to collaborate with the private sector «around shared goals of poverty reduction and sustainable human development». In this context, non-governmental organizations face a multi-faceted discussion: how should the relationship of NGOs with multinational companies be? Should they support companies that claim to act ethically and responsibly? Regarding the goal of poverty reduction, is it necessary to weave an alliance between the "private sector" and the world of development cooperation? Here arises a central question: what should be the role of NGOs when implementing policies on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR?In this paper, we explain the evolution of the agenda of international cooperation in the last decade in terms of taking account of large corporations as agents of development. Based on the paradigm of CSR, transnational corporations and international agencies have been articulating a discourse that focuses on the incorporation of the "private sector" in the strategies of cooperation as a driver of human development goals and fighting poverty. In the following pages we will show the different views that are in the field of development cooperation, with special attention to the characterization of the position that NGOs have developed around the possibilities of collaboration with transnational corporations, as well as some examples of "public-private partnerships for development" launched by multinational companies and NGOs in Spain. El actual Plan Director de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID, vigente para el período 2009-2012, incluye menciones expresas sobre la necesidad de fomentar las alianzas público-privadas y la colaboración con el sector privado empresarial «alrededor de objetivos compartidos de lucha contra la

  13. The Situation Analysis on Women's NGO Role of Married Women Family Status in Poor Rural Areas---With T County of Gansu as an Example%妇女 NGO在贫困山区农村已婚女性家庭地位提升中的现状分析--基于甘肃省T县的调查

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    唐永霞; 罗卫国

    2015-01-01

    Women's NGO is Women Nongovernmental Organizations.In poor rural areas women's NGO in promoting married women family status has the biggest effect:help married women out of poverty to get rich, promot their economic status, inter-vent violence in rural family, and give married women temporary shelter.In poor rural mountainous areas, however, women's NGO is smaller, its activity rate is low, its the social awareness is not high, far from network development model.In poor rural areas women's NGO at the beginning of creation should intensify publicity, expand its influence in the society, make clear its mission and work, make reasonable plannings, strengthen the government and social support, so can make a steady develop-ment.%妇女NGO即妇女非政府组织。在贫困山区的农村,妇女NGO在提升已婚女性家庭地位方面所发挥的最大功效有:帮助已婚女性脱贫致富,提升了其经济地位;干预农村家庭暴力,给予已婚女性暂时的庇护。然而在贫困山区的农村,妇女NGO数量规模较小,活动频率低,组织类型结构单一,社会认知度不高,与网络型发展模式相距甚远。针对此现状,贫困山区的妇女NGO,在创建之初就应加大宣传力度,扩大其社会影响力;明确自身的使命与工作重心,对未来的发展应有合理规划;加强政府与社会支持力度,使妇女NGO稳定发展且逐步走向普及。

  14. 问诊中国NGO

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    董永纲

    2010-01-01

    NGO即非营利的合法性、公益性非政府组织,是为帮助政府部门完善服务、提高社会效益而产生的作用于经济利益主体之间的纽带.改革开放以来,NGO在我国迅速发展壮大,但"舶来"的NGO尚未完全融入我国国情,我国政府也并未明确科学管理NGO的方法.NGO与政府必须作出转变,才能做好服务于建设社会主义和谐社会的目标.本文从国内NGO的各种特性入手,分析研究,为规范、管理、运行NGO提出了设想和建议.

  15. The Growing Market for NGO Influence

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    Ilon, Lynn

    2008-01-01

    "Can NGOs provide alternative development in a market-based system of global economics?" Today, a full ten years after the author first asked this question, individuals still have only partial answers. There is no doubt that NGOs are playing in a more significant role in global ODA (overseas development assistance). While the reasons for supply of…

  16. Humanitarian interventions in Macedonia: an NGO perspective

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    Peter Morris

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Media coverage of the Kosovo crisis has given the impressionthat UNHCR and the relief agencies were overwhelmed by the influx ofrefugees into Macedonia and that it was highly fortunate that NATO was on hand to save the day. Such is the aftermath of NATO’s large and slickly publicized humanitarian operation. This impression is questionable.

  17. A Framework for NGO-Military Collaboration

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    2013-12-13

    the roles of various actors involved in postconflict reconstruction ” (Gheciu 2011, 96). Blurred boundaries, in the case of increasing NATO military...Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OE Operational Environment OFDA Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance PRT Provincial Reconstruction Team SAR...military units are now tasked with a broad range of stability missions, from peacekeeping to post-conflict reconstruction . Military units

  18. Transnational NGO, Development and Global Governance

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    2014-01-01

    organizations that participate on global politics and governance. On the other these are movements operating between state and society. How you see transnational NGOs, therefore, depends where you are in the world. In Africa depending on who you ask, NGOs could be saviors or neo-colonial neoliberal opportunists...

  19. BODIL BEGTRUP AND THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS Individual agency, transnationalism and intergovernmentalism in early UN human rights

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    Midtgaard, K.

    2011-01-01

    The article investigates the individual agency of the little studied transnational, Bodil Begtrup, in the subfields of women's and minority rights, and refugee and asylum policy. Begtrup fulfilled many roles - as state representative, expert advisor, member of the United Nations' Commission...... the change of the institutional design of the UN human rights institutions. In the subfield of minority rights, refugee and asylum policy, Begtrup acted under tight governmental control because the issue at hand was subject to national interest and domestic party politics. Her agency in the two subfields...... on the Status of Women, and president of a national NGO. This article shows how Begtrup enjoyed wide room for manoeuvre in the subfield of women's rights, and acted in this as a transnational norm entrepreneur and process entrepreneur advocating women's rights as an integral part of human rights and forging...

  20. La interacción de los públicos en las ONG 2.0: El estado actual de la comunicación social/ The interaction of the public in the NGO 2.0: The current state of social communication

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    María del Mar Soria Ibáñez

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available La Web 2.0 está cambiando el modelo de comunicación de las ONGs, pasando del uso de lasherramientas más tradicionales como la rueda de prensa o el comunicado, a otras másvanguardistas como el blog o las redes sociales. Sin lugar a dudas, el usuario (tanto la propiasociedad como los medios de comunicación, es el gran beneficiario de esta cambio, dirigidoa que el internauta genere contenidos e interactúe de forma libre con la ONG. Por ello,consideramos fundamental llevar a cabo un repaso por los principales elementos queforman parte de las páginas webs de las ONGs españolas, y las herramientas queprotagonizan la sala de prensa virtual.Con este estudio se pretende visibilizar la comunicación 2.0 que están ofreciendoactualmente las ONGs a sus stakeholders, porque consideramos que este modelo no sólo esel presente, sino que será el futuro de unas organizaciones que necesitan de sus públicospara seguir en el “mercado” no lucrativo. Sin embargo, los resultados arrojados por nuestrainvestigación nos indican que la comunicación 2.0 con los públicos está aún por determinar.Vemos que las organizaciones estudiadas implementan, poco a poco, elementos que invitanal ciudadano a participar de la ONG. Pero también es cierto que la Web 2.0 se utiliza muchomás para captar colaboradores de manera directa (a través de la e-gestión, en lugar deproporcionar un espacio propio a la sociedad a través de un blog que le permita opinar librey democráticamente./The Web 2.0 is changing the communication model in NGO, as those organizations used touse the traditional tools as the conference or the press inform. However, NGO is using thenew tools as the blog o social networking at the same time. Without doubts, the user (the society and the mass media is the main beneficiary in this change, which is focused tostakeholders make contents and they interact freely with NGO. Furthemore, we considervery important developing a main tools in websites and

  1. Comments from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, SSNC, and the Swedish NGO office for Nuclear Waste Review, MKG, on the industry's, SKB, research programme Fud-07

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    2009-06-15

    The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review recommends in response to Fud-07 that: - The Government must in its forthcoming decision regarding the industry's 2007 research and development program set out requirements that are needed to bring order to the ongoing work on nuclear waste disposition - The Government must assure an effective quality control of the industry's work - The Government needs to review the industry's use of resources from the Swedish Nuclear Waste Fund and empower the Radiation Safety Authority to ensure their proper use - The Government must make it clear that a permit to establish a final repository for high-level waste will not be given until sufficient evidence is available that supports the chosen method and chosen location, and that provide for guaranteed long-term safety - The Government must instruct the Radiation Safety Authority to develop its own full and independent assessment tools and knowledge base to be able to review the industry's research and development work, with particular emphasis on weaker aspects of the industry's work. - The Government must expand the budget of the Radiation Safety Authority to enable the Authority to perform a thorough examination of the industry's forthcoming application to construct a repository. - The Government must ensure that currently outstanding issues and unsolved problems in the industry's research and development project are thoroughly investigated, and solutions arrived at, before permission to begin construction can be given. - The Government must see to it that work commences on drafting public policy that sets out the objectives and functions that a final repository shall fulfil. - The Government must make it clear that it will not be possible for the industry to neglect or avoid giving alternative methods serious consideration in its environmental impact statement (EIS). - The Government should

  2. Contours, 2ft Contour Information in AutoCAD & ArcInfo formats. AutoCAD contains cut line information. NAD83, Nevada State Plane, West Zone, US Foot. Broken into Township, Range, and Section Grids, Published in 2006, City of Carson City Government.

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    NSGIC Local Govt | GIS Inventory — Contours dataset current as of 2006. 2ft Contour Information in AutoCAD & ArcInfo formats. AutoCAD contains cut line information. NAD83, Nevada State Plane, West...

  3. Research on Security Control of Info-Net for Command Information System%指挥信息系统信息网络安全控制研究

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    金朝; 杨文; 李英华; 梁良

    2014-01-01

    针对指挥信息系统日益凸显的信息网络安全问题,分析了指挥信息系统结构模型及面临的安全威胁,在此基础上运用网络控制论的原理和方法,建立了指挥信息系统安全控制的基本框架和技术体系,明确了信息网络安全控制的核心内容和技术措施,并举例分析了信息网络安全控制系统的体系结构及组成功能,为有效保障指挥信息系统信息网络安全提供了新的途径和方法。%Focus on the security of Info-Net for command information system of our army,this paper analyses the configuration and the current safety threaten of command information system,use the theory and method of Network Cybernetics to establish basic framework and technology architecture of security control for command information system,defines the kernel and measures of security control, illustrates the architecture framework and function of security control system. It provides a new method to effectively protect the security of Info-Net for command information system.

  4. Info-Flowing Intersection Setting and Practice on Auto Electrical Troubles%信息流交集思想及其在汽车电气故障诊断中的应用

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    郄鹤峰; 袁云

    2009-01-01

    From the methodology point on dealing with the complex system trouble,this paper is advanced a new idea,that is Info-Flowing Intersection.It is built the Info-Flowing Intersection,referred to trouble trees and the flow charts.It is explained a great lot of auto electrical complex trouble cases,illuminated the practical skills on its electrical trouble diagnosis.%针对复杂系统的故障处理从方法论角度,提出一种全新的思路--信息流交集思想.对比故障树分析法和流程图分析法完成了信息流交集法的创建,并讲解了大量较复杂汽车电气故障的处理案例,说明其在汽车电气故障诊断中的实用技巧.

  5. The development of engineering surveying in info-engineering surveying strategy%工程测量在信息化测绘战略跨越中的拓展

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    秦长利

    2009-01-01

    The engineering surveying is comprehensively reflecting the development of modern info-surveying technology.This paper gives a new view of this technique and briefs some advanced methods that have been well used in info-surveying strategy, such as GPS, photogrammetry, GIS, large scale precision engineering survey, railway transportation precision construction surveying, and deformation monitoring.The introduction in this paper is only for reference, however it should be informative and instructive in this field.%工程测量综合体现了现代信息化测绘技术的发展,在信息化测绘战略跨越中工程测量采用卫星定位测量、摄影测量、GIS、大型工程精密工程测量、轨道交通精密施工测量和变形监测等技术和方法,取得了长足发展和丰硕成果,本文概略介绍了这些基本情况,仅供参考.

  6. 森林资源二类调查中MapInfo应用技巧探讨%The Application Skills of MapInfo in Forest Inventory of Management Plan

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    刘建国; 柯善新

    2011-01-01

    MapInfo是一款著名的地理信息管理桌面系统,具有小巧灵活、使用简单、功能强大、价格适中的特点,非常适合森林资源二类调查中使用;通过合理定制工作流程、快捷键定义、快速配准、建立小班图层、MapBasic编程等技巧的应用,更能得心应手、简捷有效地处理小班信息。%MapInfo is a leading desktop system software of geographic information management with many advantages,such as small and flexible,simple and practical,powerful function,appropriate price.MapInfo is a ideal software for forest inventory of management plan,it is favorable and simple to deal effectively subcompartment information by designing reasonable workflows,defining shortcut keys,matching images shortly,establishing image layers of subcompartment,applying MapBasic programming skills.

  7. 利用源代码信息流分析搜寻隐蔽存储信道%Detecting the Covert Storage Channel Using Code Info Flow Analysis

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    吴达荣; 杨学良; 周钢

    2001-01-01

    在分析国内外操作系统安全评估和测试方法的基础上,提出一套基于源代码信息流分析的隐蔽存储信道搜寻方法。与传统分析工具相比,不需要系统有严格的形式化描述和一致性证明,能找出更多的隐蔽存储信道。%A new method for detecting covert storage channel using source code info_flow analysis is proposed after analyzing the current technology of the security test and evaluation of OS,which needs less formalization description and coherence demonstration and can determinate more covert storage channels compared with the traditional ones in the world.

  8. Fall 2016 Solicitation Projects Website Info

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    Diachin, L. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-03-30

    Spark-ignition engines are the backbone behind people transportation around the world. The efficiency of spark-ignition engines is limited in practice by variations between engine cycles and cylinders within an engine that result from the manufacturing processes/tolerances. These variations impact knock limits and dilution tolerance, which results in more conservative settings for design and calibration settings, such as compression ratio, valve timing, and exhaust gas recirculation rates. Engine variations also have a significant impact on emissions generation, which can have a secondary impact on efficiency. A deeper understanding of the relative importance of these variations and their interactions on the charge preparation process can guide future decisions on machining tolerances and control strategies. This project will develop simulation tools and methodology to include the effects of some key manufacturing tolerances and their impact on engine performance and emissions.

  9. Info lit 2 .0 or Deja Vu?

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    Patricia Anne Iannuzzi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In 1999, ACRL convened a national task force to draft Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. ACRL has recently launched a revision to those standards. The original standards were influential because they helped advance a national need in higher education at the time: a shift to outcomes based learning. Fourteen years later, information literacy stands alongside oral and written communication, critical thinking and ethical reasoning as learning outcomes broadly acknowledged as needing to be integrated, with disciplinary content, into the curriculum. This author believes that, in contrast to the first process, the current recommendations for revision are focused on the wrong question and include the wrong people to address it. The point isn't to further define, redefine and write more, less or different learning outcomes. The challenge now is to move ahead and address the current concerns of education reform: vertical integration with disciplinary knowledge, curriculum mapping, and assessment. There are a host of challenges and libraries and librarians are perfectly poised to help.

  10. Management Information Systems in Info-Documentation

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    Conf. univ. Agnes Erich; Lecturer Ph.D. Niculina Vârgolici

    2008-01-01

    All civilizations used knowledge formally and informally in economic growth and in social development. In today?s knowledge age intellect and creative, innovative and inventive ideas have been recognized and leveraged to become a primary source of advantage and wealth. Essence of this emphasis on knowledge lies in the management of information. The Information Communication Technology (ICT) revolution at the end of 20th century has revamped the ways in which information can be created, harves...

  11. RadiologyInfo: Glossary of Terms

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    ... antibiotics A class of medications used to treat bacterial infections by killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria. antibodies Substances that neutralize body toxins and bacteria. anticoagulant therapy The use of anticoagulant ...

  12. EnviroInfo 2004 - French version only

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    http://www.cern.ch/cern50/ CERN, 21, 22 et 23 octobre Sh@ring Pour sa 18e édition, la Conférence internationale sur les nouvelles technologies de l'information appliquée à la protection de l'environnement et au développement durable a choisi de privilégier le thème du partage : le partage technologique, en insistant sur la nécessité de promouvoir les actions de transfert technologique dans l'esprit du respect des principes de développement durable (transfert Nord/Sud, transfert de connaissances, valorisation de la recherche sur le Web, partenariat privé-public,...) ; le partage des données, dans l'esprit d'une plus grande transparence de l'information publique et de l'amélioration des flux d'information entre les différentes administrations (Partage des connaissances environnementales, santé et risques environnementaux, ...). Les présentations s'arti...

  13. Data Smog: Surviving the Info Glut.

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    Shenk, David

    1997-01-01

    While the ability to churn out information has exceeded our ability to process it, the goal of the information industry is to convince us that whatever we have is not enough. This article examines the drawbacks of the information age (including "data smog" and "information anxiety") and makes suggestions for limiting exposure…

  14. Development of the Integrated Info Tech System

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    2007-01-01

    medical history will be documented for the status and duration of the ulcer  Physical examination (including examination of the affected extremity...each monthly visit, the ulcer site will be photographed and measured by the research coordinator/research nurse. The same person will perform the...digital photography, and three subsequent monthly visits After 12 weeks of treatment, or when the ulcer has healed, wounds will be photographed; blood

  15. INFO kort om ulykkesrisici og sikkerhedsbarrierer

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    Jørgensen, Kirsten

    Denne rapport indeholder en gennemgang af de væsentligste risici, som fører til ulykker. For hver risici er det angivet de væsentligste generiske sikkerhedsbarrierer, både med hensyn til hvad man skal observere, hvad man skal vurdere og hvilke handlinger, der bør ske som følge heraf....

  16. Exhibition Info%展会信息

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    2005-01-01

    BIRTV2005,索尼高清转播车展馆秀风采;中央电视台高清频道采用Sony HDCAM高清设备;松下全力出击BIRTV2005展现“高清”三大优势;爱维德携全线产品登陆BIRTV2005;汤姆逊推出“草谷”K2媒体服务器和媒体客户端系统;大洋自动播出软件支持汤姆逊草谷新的K2 SD/HD服务器……

  17. Info avond Go&Learn stakeholders

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    Brabant, Karen

    2014-01-01

    De infoavond licht de stakeholders in over de planning en invulling van de circuits en de praktische organisatie ervan. De stakeholders worden ingelicht over de huidige realisaties binnen het project, zowel op nationaal als internationaal niveau. Het geeft aan de stakeholders eveneens de kans om te netwerken.

  18. How to Find Reliable ENT Info

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    ... may exist. What Are Some Credible Sources Of Otolaryngology (ear, nose, & throat) Information On The Internet? There are many websites that contain educational materials about otolaryngology disorders. Here is a list of some very ...

  19. RadiologyInfo: Glossary of Terms

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    ... made in the abdomen. ablation See radiofrequency ablation . abscess A localized infection consisting of pus surrounded by ... is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Recently posted: Anal Cancer Facet Joint Block Video: Bone Density Scan ...

  20. Info-quantifiers’ map-characterization revisited

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    Rosso, Osvaldo A.; De Micco, Luciana; Plastino, A.; Larrondo, Hilda A.

    2010-11-01

    We highlight the potentiality of a special Information Theory (IT) approach in order to unravel the intricacies of nonlinear dynamics, the methodology being illustrated with reference to the logistic map. A rather surprising dynamic feature→plane- topography map becomes available.

  1. Ajalugu kui infosõda / Virkko Lepassalu

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    Lepassalu, Virkko, 1971-

    2008-01-01

    Rootsis elavast ajaloo ja usuteaduse õpetajast Olev Ottist, kellelt on ilmunud raamat "Deportationerna i Estland 1941 : ett försök att förstå tomheten i svenska gymnasieläroböcker" ([Rootsi? : O. Ott?], 2007), millega ta püüab täita tühimikku stalinismi kuritegude kohta Rootsi kooliõpikutes

  2. The Global Governance of Bioethics: Negotiating UNESCO's Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2005).

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    Langlois, Adèle

    2011-01-01

    UNESCO's Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2005) was drawn up by an independent panel of experts (the International Bioethics Committee) and negotiated by member states. UNESCO aimed for a participatory and transparent drafting process, holding national and regional consultations and seeking the views of various interest groups, including religious and spiritual ones. Furthermore, reflecting UNESCO's broad interpretation of bioethics, the IBC included medics, scientists, lawyers and philosophers among its membership. Nevertheless, several potential stakeholders-academic scientists and ethicists, government policy-makers and NGO representatives-felt they had not been sufficiently consulted or even represented during the Declaration's development. Better communications and understanding within and between national, regional and international layers of governance would help to avoid a recurrence of this problem in future negotiations.

  3. 基于MapInfo的城市地下管网拓扑结构生成方法的研究%Study on MapInfo-based Topological Structure Generation For Urban Underground Pipeline Network

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    于海龙; 王侬; 谢刚生

    2001-01-01

    文中对城市地下管网拓扑结构的特点进行了分析,并设计了管线拓扑数据文件的结构,在分析与设计的基础上,对基于MapInfo的管线拓扑数据生成算法进行了研究与开发。并采用了镇江市一条街区的实际管线探测数据模拟运行,运行结果证明所设计的管线拓扑数据文件结构合理、管线拓扑数据生成算法正确有效。%Following an analysis of the characteristics of the topologicalstructure of such kind of pipeline network ,the author presents an introduction to the design of the structure of the related topological data files.With this as the basis,a MapInfo-based pipeline network topological data generation algorithm is developed .As evidenced by simulation runs with the data actually measured from a block in Zhenjiang City,the data file developed is rational in structure,and the topological data generation algorithm is reliable and correct in operation.

  4. Toward a psychology of human-animal relations.

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    Amiot, Catherine E; Bastian, Brock

    2015-01-01

    Nonhuman animals are ubiquitous to human life, and permeate a diversity of social contexts by providing humans with food and clothing, serving as participants in research, improving healing, and offering entertainment, leisure, and companionship. Despite the impact that animals have on human lives and vice versa, the field of psychology has barely touched upon the topic of human-animal relations as an important domain of human activity. We review the current state of research on human-animal relations, showing how this body of work has implications for a diverse range of psychological themes including evolutionary processes, development, normative factors, gender and individual differences, health and therapy, and intergroup relations. Our aim is to highlight human-animal relations as a domain of human life that merits theoretical and empirical attention from psychology as a discipline. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved.

  5. Práxis e "catarsis" como referências avaliativas das ações educacionais das ONG'S, dos sindicatos e dos partidos políticos Praxis and "catarsis" as evaluative references of the education activities of NGO'S, trade unions and political parties

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    Marcos Francisco Martins

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo trata das referências avaliativas das ações educacionais desenvolvidas pelas ONG's, sindicatos e partidos políticos, que são entendidas como práxis capazes de gerar "catarsis" de diferentes tipos. Sustentado teoricamente em, basicamente, três autores: Marx, Gramsci e Vázquez, o texto inicia apresentando alguns apontamentos sobre o conceito de práxis e sobre o de "catarsis", para posteriormente identificar a educação como um processo práxico e catártico. Essa compreensão da educação, que resgata os conceitos de "práxis comunitária" e "práxis social", resulta em dupla asserção conclusiva, a saber: primeiro, que todo processo educativo resulta em alguma transformação e, segundo, que nem toda transformação resultante da educação é capaz de alterar as estruturas e superestruturas que caracterizam a totalidade da vida social.This article refers to the evaluation of educational activities developed by NGO's, trade unions and political parties, which are understood as praxis capable of generating "catharsis" of different types. Referenced in basically three authors: Marx, Gramsci and Vázquez, the text begins by presenting some remarks on the concept of praxis and "catharsis", identifying afterwards education as a process at the same praxic and cathartic. This understanding of education, which recalls the concepts of "community praxis" and "social praxis", resulting in a double conclusive assertion, namely: first that the entire educational process results in some change, and second, that not all resulting transformation of education is able to change the structures and superstructures that characterize all social life.

  6. A amizade e a politização de redes sociais de suporte: reflexões com base em estudo de ONG/Aids na grande São Paulo Friendship and politicization of social support networks: reflections from a NGO/AIDS study in the great São Paulo area

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    Carlos Roberto de Castro e Silva

    2009-12-01

    to minority groups. This profile stimulates actions against discrimination and stigmatization, not only related to HIV/Aids, but to other forms of discrimination and social oppression associated with the syndrome, such as those related to gender, race/ethnicity, and social class. This study aims to discuss, from the psychosocial point of view, the role of the NGOs/Aids as promoters of the creation of social support networks, focusing on the process of politicization of the affective bonds of the people who live with HIV/Aids (PHA through political participation. This study had its empirical field in a NGO/AIDS located in the Great São Paulo area. We consider that the NGO can contribute to build new social networks for the PHA. Thus, we view the NGO/Aids as a transition space for people who arrive at the institution searching for aid. Through the accounts, we highlight some of the psychosocial aspects that contribute to and/or hinder the process of re-articulation of these PHA in new social networks, such as: life trajectories marked by social oppressions and individualism, both aggravated by the impact of HIV/Aids; the contradictions derived from living together in the institutional space; and possibilities of transformation of the community bonds through solidarity and citizenship.

  7. Improving Interaction between NGO's, Science Shops and Universities

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    Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard

    2005-01-01

    An overview of the results from the INTERACTS research project: Improving Interaction between NGOs, Universities and Science Shops: Experiences and Expectations, running 2002-2004......An overview of the results from the INTERACTS research project: Improving Interaction between NGOs, Universities and Science Shops: Experiences and Expectations, running 2002-2004...

  8. 论环境问题中的NGO

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    王子贤; 林小香

    2008-01-01

    NGO作为与市场和政府并列的第三支力量在环境保护领域发挥着重要的作用.从NGO在环境领域发挥作用的理论根源入手,分析了NGO在主要发达国家和我国环境保护中的作用,并预测了我国环境领域NGO发展的趋势.

  9. Indian NGO challenges penal code prohibition of "unnatural offences".

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    Csete, Joanne

    2002-07-01

    On 7 December 2001, the Naz Foundation (India) Trust (NFIT), a non-governmental organization based in New Delhi, filed a petition in the Delhi High Court to repeal the "unnatural offences" section of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes men who have sex with men.

  10. Winning without Fighting: Military/Ngo Interaction Development

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    2015-12-01

    thesis suggests that the U.S. military is not currently postured and prepared to handle the increasing humanitarian requirement. This thesis analyzes...U.S. military is not currently postured and prepared to handle the increasing humanitarian requirement. This thesis analyzes the interactions that...coordination; health; protection; agriculture; emergency telecommunications; early recovery; education; and water, sanitation, and hygiene

  11. Science Shop and NGO activities related to air pollution

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    Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard; Brodersen, Søsser

    2005-01-01

    with focus on development of citizens' capacity for measurement and assessment of air pollution and strategies for abatement and prevention of air pollution. The paper discusses also possibilities for further development of dialogue and co-operation between civil society, science shops and ACCENT researchers.......The paper describes activities, which these organisations and science shops carry out within the field of air pollution and its analysis, abatement and prevention. The activities have been mapped and analysed through dialogue with a number of these organisations. The activities include activities...

  12. Science Shop and NGO activities related to air pollution

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    Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard; Brodersen, Søsser

    2005-01-01

    The paper describes activities, which these organisations and science shops carry out within the field of air pollution and its analysis, abatement and prevention. The activities have been mapped and analysed through dialogue with a number of these organisations. The activities include activities...... with focus on development of citizens' capacity for measurement and assessment of air pollution and strategies for abatement and prevention of air pollution. The paper discusses also possibilities for further development of dialogue and co-operation between civil society, science shops and ACCENT researchers....

  13. Central and Eastern European NGO Delegation Visits China

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    2012-01-01

    正At the invitation of CAFIU, a 15-member delegation composed of representatives from Civil Association "Polish House", "Amicus Europe" (Friends of Europe) Foundation of Poland, "World Bridge" Foundation of Hungary, Czech-China

  14. Military NGO Interaction: The Value of Cultural Competence

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    2013-04-08

    see the other and honor him for what he is.”17 -- Herman Hesse Military forces are organized, trained, and equipped primarily for war fighting...17 Hesse , Hermann, and Ursule Molinaro. 2003. Narcissus and Goldmund. New York: Picador, 43. 18 Churchill, Winston. 1996. My early life, 1874-1904

  15. A dubious success: the NGO campaign against GMOs.

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    Paarlberg, Robert

    2014-07-03

    Genetically engineered agricultural crops are widely grown for animal feed (yellow corn, soybean meal) and for industrial purposes (such as cotton for fabric, or yellow corn for ethanol), but almost nobody grows GMO food staple crops. The only GMO food staple crop planted anywhere is white maize, and only in one country--the Republic of South Africa. It has been two decades now since GMO crops were first planted commercially, yet it is still not legal anywhere to plant GMO wheat or GMO rice. When it comes to GMO food crops, anti-GMO campaigners have thus won a remarkable yet dubious victory. They have not prevented rich countries from using GMO animal feed or GMO cotton, yet farmers and consumers in poor countries need increased productivity for food crops, not animal feed or industrial crops. Today's de facto global ban on GMO food crops therefore looks suspiciously like an outcome designed by the rich and for the rich, with little regard for the interests of the poor.

  16. The co-construction of NGO accountability: aligning imposed and felt accountability in NGO-funder accountability relationships

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    O'Dwyer, B.; Boomsma, R.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to deepen and advance the understanding of the construction of accountability within the relationship between government funders and development non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Design/methodology/approach - The paper presents a case study examining the p

  17. The Praxis of Social Enterprise and Human Security: An Applied Research Agenda

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    Malcolm David Brown

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The growth of social enterprise within development NGO work might lead one to suspect it has been irredeemably corrupted by neo-liberal capitalism. However, using the tools of capitalism is not the same as subscribing to the values of capitalism. This paper is situated at the intersection of five fields: human security, international development, social enterprise, social franchising, and left-wing anti-capitalist thought. It examines the relevance of social en­terprise to human security and to development, the relationship between social enterprise and the anti-capitalist values of the left, and it then focuses on social franchising—a subset of social enterprise that highlights the importance of cooperation—suggesting that it may be a useful methodology for NGOs carrying out educational work in parts of the developing world. It syn­thesises and extends ideas that I have presented elsewhere [1-3], it draws on ethnographic fieldwork on the Thai-Burma border, and it puts forward an agenda for further applied research that is rooted in a sociological analysis of civil society and contributes to the human security paradigm.

  18. Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD and Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA Best Practices to Corporate Shared Value (CSV: A Case of British Petroleum Tangguh Project In Papua

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    Carolina Martha

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The Tangguh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG Project is a planned natural gas development project located in the remote area of Berau-Bintuni Bay in Papua Province, Indonesia. British Petroleum (BP Tangguh project aims tobe the pioneer in producing natural gas. It can be concluded that BP contributes an innovative approach, bearing in mind to sustainable development, cultural preservation and biodiversity conservation. Therefore, in each of its corporate actions, BP always integrates the value of community, partnership, consultation and corporate responsibility. It is mentioned that through experience and observation, BP as an extractive company, haveestimated the costs of not finding a better mechanism to adjust to social challenges can be higher than the costs of the uncertainties inherent in the trial of new ideas. However, according to international Non-GovernmentalOrganization (NGO, Down to Earth, BP has conducted a series of human rights violations by exploiting natural resources in Papua and restricting Papuans in enjoying their fundamental human rights. If only the BP keeps this Tangguh project in line with its aim to accommodate concerns from the affected surroundings, thus, will surely bring positive changes in BP’s corporate shared value.

  19. Human Security Workers Deployed in Austere Environments: A Brief Guide to Self-Care, Sustainment, and Productivity

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    Thomas F. Ditzler

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Since the early 1990s, the human security movement has sought to expand the concept of security beyond the traditional military defense of national borders to focus on the intra-state security needs of populations at the individual level. Specific initiatives frequently address problems of population health, ethnic conflict, religious extremism, human rights, environmental or natural disasters, and other critical issues. For expatriate human security workers in the field, the environment may present meaningful challenges to their wellbeing and productivity. This can be especially so for those who have relatively more experience in academic, business, or administrative settings, and less in the field. The authors' goal is to illuminate practices that have demonstrated their efficacy in enhancing wellness, sustainment, and productivity for human security and other humanitarian and development workers deployed to austere environments. The content represents a synoptic consensus of best general practices and guidance from a range of resources comprising United Nations agencies and activities, national and international non-governmental organizations (NGO's, private volunteer organ­izations (PVO's, national military services, and international business concerns.

  20. Dividing disasters in Aceh, Indonesia: separatist conflict and tsunami, human rights and humanitarianism.

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    Zeccola, Paul

    2011-04-01

    This paper examines the interface between human rights and humanitarian action in the context of the conflict and tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia, between 1998 and 2007. It looks at the challenges international humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) faced as they engaged in human rights work in the conflict period and in conflict-related activities in the post-tsunami period. The paper argues that many large NGOs may have compromised what some would hold to be essential principles for humanitarian action because of domestic political concerns, donor restrictions and resistance among certain NGO chiefs. In contrast with the pre-tsunami period, in which NGOs worked for years amid military operations, in the post-tsunami period NGOs were decidedly apolitical, neglecting the conflict in their tsunami response--despite significant developments that permitted greater political engagement in Aceh's post-conflict transformation. The evidence suggests that NGOs are challenged in contextualising humanitarian responses and that there is a need to underscore donor flexibility and independence in humanitarian action.

  1. Human See, Human Do.

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    Tomasello, Michael

    1997-01-01

    A human demonstrator showed human children and captive chimpanzees how to drag food or toys closer using a rakelike tool. One side of the rake was less efficient than the other for dragging. Chimps tried to reproduce results rather than methods while children imitated and used the more efficient rake side. Concludes that imitation leads to…

  2. Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group Minutes of the Meeting, (15th), Held at San Diego, California, on 5-7 November 1985

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    1985-11-01

    Anthropometry of US Military Personnel 30 Jun 81 Human Factors Engineering Design for Army Materiel 28 Jun 85 HE Guidelines for Mgt Info Sys I SAE...tor_and system effectiveness. Paper presented at NATd~De" fence "Research Group Panel Vl£l~Uorkshop, Shrivenhara, England. Geer, C.W...DUE OT«E [ SPE CIFICATION CHECKS jwj] ANTHROPOMETRY ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATIONS FACILITY, WORKSTATION EVAl DISPIAYTASK ANALYSIS ERROR RATE

  3. Infocentros del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Venezuela y su gestión educativa: ¿Alcanzan los fines propuestos? / The info centres of the Science and Technology Ministry of Venezuela and their educative management: do they reach the goals?

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    Medina, Niorka

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Esta investigación se orienta a evaluar la gestión educativa de los infocentros del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Venezuela. El tipo de investigación es descriptiva, cuantitativa y explicativa. Los instrumentos seleccionados para la recolección de la información son: entrevista al único supervisor y a 10 anfitriones y un cuestionario a los 290 usuarios de los infocentros estudiados. Los instrumentos se sometieron a validación de contenido por juicio de expertos. Se aplicó una prueba piloto con el cuestionario a una muestra intencional de 32 usuarios. Los datos recolectados se analizaron utilizando Análisis Factorial y Validez Discriminante para su validez de constructo y Alfa de Cronbach para su confiabilidad. Los resultados se analizaron considerando un Índice de alcance propio, media aritmética, desviación estándar, análisis de la varianza y prueba de múltiplos rangos de Tukey. Los resultados obtenidos indican que la gestión educativa de los infocentros resultó aceptable con un gran potencial, con muy buena receptividad por las comunidades y anfitriones especialmente como apoyo para utilizar las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación como un instrumento potencial de desarrollo endógeno, cultural, social, económico y educativo.Abstract: This investigation is oriented to evaluate the educative management of the info centres of Science and Technology Ministry of Venezuela. The type of investigation is descriptive, quantitative and explanatory. The instruments for collecting the data are: interview to the supervisor and 10 hosts and a questionnaire to 290 info center users. The instruments were validated by experts. A pilot test was made with the questionnaire to an intentional sample of thirty two (32 users. The collected data was analyzed using Factorial Analysis and Discriminate Validity for their validity of construct and Alpha Cronbach for trustworthiness. The results were analyzed using an index

  4. More Human than Human.

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    Lawrence, David

    2017-07-01

    Within the literature surrounding nonhuman animals on the one hand and cognitively disabled humans on the other, there is much discussion of where beings that do not satisfy the criteria for personhood fit in our moral deliberations. In the future, we may face a different but related problem: that we might create (or cause the creation of) beings that not only satisfy but exceed these criteria. The question becomes whether these are minimal criteria, or hierarchical, such that those who fulfill them to greater degree should be afforded greater consideration. This article questions the validity and necessity of drawing divisions among beings that satisfy the minimum requirements for personhood; considering how future beings-intelligent androids, synthezoids, even alternate-substrate sentiences-might fit alongside the "baseline" human. I ask whether these alternate beings ought to be considered different to us, and why this may or may not matter in terms of a notion of "human community." The film Blade Runner, concerned in large part with humanity and its key synthezoid antagonist Roy Batty, forms a framing touchstone for my discussion. Batty is stronger, faster, more resilient, and more intelligent than Homo sapiens. His exploits, far beyond the capability of normal humans, are contrasted with his frailty and transient lifespan, his aesthetic appreciation of the sights he has seen, and his burgeoning empathy. Not for nothing does his creator within the mythos term him "more human than human."

  5. Ein Weblog als Informations- und Kommunikationsinstrument an der Universitätsbibliothek der Medizinischen Universität Wien / Weblogging as a tool for information and communication at the university library at the Medical University Vienna: one year UbMUW-Info

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    Bauer, Bruno

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Since June 2006 the university library at the Medical University Vienna runs the weblog "UbMUW-Info" based on Open-Source software WordPress. The weblog was implemented in the course of a homepage rearrangement to serve as central information and communication platform.Firstly the paper reports on general aspects of weblog operation. Following the weblog's range of application in a scientific library will be shown taking the university library at the Medical University Vienna as an example. Finally conclusions will be drawn on the the library's one year weblog experience and its 200+ weblog entries to date. A prospect on further steps in weblog development at the university library at the Medical University Vienna will be given.

  6. Whatever happened to the human experience in undergraduate psychology? Comment on the special issue on undergraduate education in psychology (2016).

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    Yakushko, Oksana; Hook, Derek

    2017-01-01

    This comment addresses the omission of a series of critical reflections in recent discussions of undergraduate education in psychology. The lack of a stronger focus on human meaning and experience, on social context, on methodological diversity, and on social critique limits the critical horizons of undergraduate psychology education. Many perspectives are routinely excluded from undergraduate psychology curricula and associated guidelines, particularly psychoanalytic theories, human science approaches, and related critical standpoints. These perspectives can offer an educational focus vital for development of students capable of critical reflection and social action. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  7. Human Development, Human Evolution.

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    Smillie, David

    One of the truly remarkable events in human evolution is the unprecedented increase in the size of the brain of "Homo" over a brief span of 2 million years. It would appear that some significant selective pressure or opportunity presented itself to this branch of the hominid line and caused a rapid increase in the brain, introducing a…

  8. Facebook: A Bibliographic Analysis of the PsycINFO Database

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    Piotrowski, Chris

    2012-01-01

    With the advent of rapidly emerging technologies, researchers need to be cognizant of developments and applications in the area of social media as a topic of investigatory interest. To date, scholarly research on the topic of Facebook, a ubiquitous social media site, is rather extensive. This study on Facebook, using a bibliographic content…

  9. INFO RELEASE. National Information Network for Recreation, Leisure and Sport.

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    Sharma, Vidya S.

    A study by the Northern Territories Department of Community Development systematically and specifically identified information needs and categories of clients through a set of intellectual concepts in the fields of sport, recreation, and leisure. A survey of Australia's serials holdings was conducted to assess the country's existing information…

  10. True Time API Link (real time arrival info)

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This link will take you to the site where you can create an account to access Port Authority's real time arrival information. To request access to Port Authority's...

  11. Job Search Tips: Resumes, Interviews and More. InfoSeries.

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    Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, Bloomington.

    This document explains how to conduct a successful job search. The following items are included: (1) an outline of a self-assessment process to help jobseekers identify their needs, interests, and skills; (2) a discussion of strategies for locating job openings; (3) information on the job application process (guidelines for applying for jobs in…

  12. NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Data and Info

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release-3.0 data sets contains global 3-hourly, daily, monthly/3-hourly, and monthly averages of surface and top-of...

  13. Sport in Germany. Basis-Info 3-1996.

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    Beitz, Steffen

    This paper explores the importance and impact of sport in Germany from a variety of perspectives. Topics include: (1) the social function of sport; (2) popular sport, focusing on exercise and self-development rather than competition; (3) sport's role in the leisure activities of the handicapped; (4) top sport performers; (5) drugs and sport; (6)…

  14. Info UPCT: Boletín especial ELDI

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    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    2015-01-01

    El Edificio de Laboratorios de Investigación (ELDI) de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena protagoniza una nueva revista especial elaborada por el Servicio de Comunicación de la UPCT. En ella se detalla cómo se creo esta infraestructura referente en el ámbito universitario.

  15. Info UPCT : Boletín especial EICM Graduados 2015

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    2015-01-01

    La Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos y de Ingeniería de Minas celebro este viernes 8 de mayo la ceremonia de graduación de 44 alumnos de la segunda promoción del Máster en Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos; la cuarta promoción del grado en Ingeniería Civil y la duodécima promoción de Ingenieros Técnicos de Obras Públicas. En dicha ceremonia fueron nombrados los padrinos de cada una de las promociones: Javier Pérez de la Cruz, de Ingeniería Técnica de ...

  16. Foreign Assistance Coordination and Tracking System (FACTS Info)

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    US Agency for International Development — Foreign assistance planning and reporting system for USAID and Department of State (DOS); supports both reporting needs and transactional budget planning and...

  17. Development of a Back Office Customer Info Application

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    Brandtberg, Mathias; Söderlund, William

    2016-01-01

    This thesis serves as a documentation of the development of a backoffice application made for Crosskey Banking Solutions. The task was to create a new application that provided previously hidden information about end users. The application was written in Java and uses technologies like Spring, Javascript and JSP. Architecturally the application follows the Domain Driven Design (DDD) pattern and applies design principles like Model View Controller (MVC) and Inversion of Contr...

  18. Tulevik: imikud saavad kaasa genoomi info / Kärt Anvelt

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    Anvelt, Kärt, 1973-

    2011-01-01

    Hele Everausi asutatud MTÜ Tulevikumeditsiini Ühing paneb arstid, bioloogid, keemikud, farmatseudid, geneetikud tõhusama meditsiinilise abi nimel koostööd tegema. Everaus loodab, et kunagi saab inimesi ravida genoomi põhiselt, st lähtuda konkreetsest indiviidist

  19. APLIKASI INFO HALAL MENGGUNAKAN BARCODE SCANNER UNTUK SMARTPHONE ANDROID

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    Beki Subeki; M Rahmat Jauhari

    2016-01-01

    ... to obtain the correct information about the halal status of products bought. The use of barcode scanners halal product information using the mobile platform is effective and useful for the public to find out information on a product...

  20. APLIKASI INFO HALAL MENGGUNAKAN BARCODE SCANNER UNTUK SMARTPHONE ANDROID

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    Beki Subeki

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract – In the production and trade of food products in the era of globalization, people are consuming, especially Muslims need to be given the knowledge, information and access to adequate in order to obtain the correct information about the halal status of products bought. The use of barcode scanners halal product information using the mobile platform is effective and useful for the public to find out information on a product. Barcode scanners can be read by optical scanners called barcode readers or scanned from an image by special software. In Indonesia, most mobile phones have the scanning software for 2D codes, and similar devices available via smartphone.   Keywords : Barcode Scanner, Mobile Platform, Halal Products, Smartphone     Abstrak - Dalam kegiatan produksi dan perdagangan produk pangan di era globalisasi ini, masyarakat yang mengkonsumsi, khususnya umat islam perlu diberikan pengetahuan tentang kehalalan produk, informasi dan akses yang memadai agar memperoleh informasi yang benar tentang status kehalalan produk yang dibelinya. Penggunaan barcode scanner informasi produk halal dengan menggunakan mobile platform dinilai cukup efektif dan berguna bagi masyarakat luas untuk mengetahui informasi sebuah produk. Barcode scanner dapat dibaca oleh pemindai optik yang disebut pembaca kode batang atau dipindai dari sebuah gambar oleh perangkat lunak khusus. Di Indonesia, kebanyakan telepon genggam memiliki perangkat lunak pemindai untuk kode 2D, dan perangkat sejenis tersedia melalui smartphone.   Kata Kunci: Barcode Scanner, Mobile Platform, Produk Halal, Smartphone

  1. Healthy Learning Environments. Education for Life. Info Brief. Number 38

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    Lewallan, Theresa C.

    2004-01-01

    Healthy, properly nourished students who feel safe are better able to concentrate on their work, attend school on a regular basis, and perform well in class and on tests. Despite such research findings, however, discussions about improving student achievement often occur separately from discussions about schools' roles in addressing health and…

  2. Info-gap decision theory decisions under severe uncertainty

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    Ben-Haim, Yakov

    2006-01-01

    Everyone makes decisions, but not everyone is a decision analyst. A decision analyst uses quantitative models and computational methods to formulate decision algorithms, assess decision performance, identify and evaluate options, determine trade-offs and risks, evaluate strategies for investigation, and so on. This book is written for decision analysts. The term ""decision analyst"" covers an extremely broad range of practitioners. Virtually all engineers involved in design (of buildings, machines, processes, etc.) or analysis (of safety, reliability, feasibility, etc.) are decision analysts,

  3. DBS Radio: Deathstar or Dud? Info. Packets No. 24.

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    Pizzi, Skip

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been progressing over the past 5 years toward the institution of Direct Broadcast Satellite Radio (DBS-R) which would institute a new type of radio service. The FCC refers to the service as Satellite DARS (Digital Audio Radio Service), and it would provide reliable, high-fidelity satellite-delivered…

  4. Kägu peab edukat infosõda

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    2009-01-01

    Käopoeg kukutab kohe pärast koorumist perepojad pesast välja ja võõrad vanemad hakkavad teda toitma. Kui nad seda ei teeks, siis järgmise kurna puhul puuduks neil väljakujunenud vajadus oma poegi sööta

  5. Functionalized nanoscale graphene oxide for high efficient drug delivery of cisplatin

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    Tian, Lingyang; Pei, Xibo; Zeng, Yongxiang; He, Rui; Li, Zhongjie; Wang, Jian; Wan, Qianbing; Li, Xiaoyu

    2014-11-01

    Graphene oxide has attracted particular interests in drug delivery. The sp2-aromatic structure and abundant oxygen-containing groups of nanoscale graphene oxide (NGO) were frequently utilized to load anti-cancer drugs, resulting in high loading efficiency. This research employed a polyethylene glycol (PEG, PL-PEG(2000)-NH2) functionalized NGO as a drug delivery vehicle for cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (II) (cisplatin, CDDP). The covalent reaction between platinum (II) atom and carboxylic group was utilized to attach CDDP onto NGO-PEG. The NGO, NGO-PEG, and NGO-PEG/CDDP nanohybrids were characterized by atomic force microscope imaging, transmission electron microscope imaging, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. From the AFM images, the average thickness of the nanohybrids was ranged from 3.4 to 7.0 nm and the average sheet diameter was ranged from 21.7 to 30.5 nm. NGO-PEG demonstrated improved CDDP loading efficiency as high as 0.58 mg mg-1. The NGO-PEG/CDDP nanohybrids released CDDP in a sustained profile for 72 h and demonstrated remarkable cytotoxicity to human breast cancer MCF-7 cells and oral adenosquamous carcinoma CAL-27 cells by in vitro assays. The drug vehicle NGO-PEG was observed nontoxic. The inhibited cell proliferation and morphology deformation induced by NGO-PEG/CDDP were further illustrated by fluorescent images.

  6. Influence of polyethylene glycol coating on biodistribution and toxicity of nanoscale graphene oxide in mice after intravenous injection

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    Li B

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Bo Li,1,2 Xiao-Yong Zhang,1 Jian-Zhong Yang,1 Yu-Jie Zhang,1 Wen-Xin Li,1 Chun-Hai Fan,1 Qing Huang1 1Laboratory of Physical Biology, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 2Department of Human Anatomy, College of Basic Medical Sciences, Jilin University, Changchun, People’s Republic of China Abstract: In this study, we assessed the in vivo behavior and toxicology of nanoscale graphene oxide (NGO in mice after intravenous injection. The influence of a polyethylene glycol (PEG coating on the distribution and toxicity of the NGO was also investigated. The results show that NGO is mainly retained in the liver, lung, and spleen. Retention in the lung is partially due to NGO aggregation. The PEG coating reduces the retention of NGO in the liver, lung, and spleen and promotes the clearance of NGO from these organs, but NGO and NGO-PEG are still present after 3 months. The PEG coating effectively reduces the early weight loss caused by NGO and alleviates NGO-induced acute tissue injuries, which can include damage to the liver, lung, and kidney, and chronic hepatic and lung fibrosis. Keywords: graphene oxide, biodistribution, toxicity, polyethylene glycol

  7. From Darwinian to technological evolution: forgetting the human lottery.

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    Tintino, Giorgio

    2014-01-01

    The GRIN technologies (-geno, -robo, -info, -nano) promise to change the inner constitution of human body and its own existence. This transformation involves the structure of our lives and represent a brave new world that we have to explore and to manage. In this sense, the traditional tools of humanism seems very inadequate to think the biotech century and there is a strong demand of a new thought for the evolution and the concrete history of life. The posthuman philosophy tries to take this new path of human existence in all of its novelty since GRIN technologies seem to promise new and unexpected paths of evolution to living beings and, above all, man. For this, the post-human thought, as we see, is a new anthropological overview on the concrete evolution of human being, an overview that involves an epistemological revolution of the categories that humanism uses to conceptualize the journey that divides the Homo sapiens from the man. But, is this right?

  8. Human rights

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    Gaay Fortman, B. de

    2006-01-01

    Human rights reflect a determined effort to protect the dignity of each and every human being against abuse of power. This endeavour is as old as human history. What is relatively new is the international venture for the protection of human dignity through internationally accepted legal standards an

  9. Multifunctional Photosensitizer Grafted on Polyethylene Glycol and Polyethylenimine Dual-Functionalized Nanographene Oxide for Cancer-Targeted Near-Infrared Imaging and Synergistic Phototherapy.

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    Luo, Shenglin; Yang, Zhangyou; Tan, Xu; Wang, Yang; Zeng, Yiping; Wang, Yu; Li, Changming; Li, Rong; Shi, Chunmeng

    2016-07-13

    The integration of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with photothermal therapy (PTT) offers improved efficacy in cancer phototherapy. Herein, a PDT photosensitizer (IR-808) with cancer-targeting ability and near-infrared (NIR) sensitivity was chemically conjugated to both polyethylene glycol (PEG)- and branched polyethylenimine (BPEI)-functionalized nanographene oxide (NGO). Because the optimal laser wavelength (808 nm) of NGO for PTT is consistent with that of IR-808 for PDT, the IR-808-conjugated NGO sheets (NGO-808, 20-50 nm) generated both large amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and local hyperthermia as a result of 808 nm laser irradiation. With PEG- and BPEI-modified NGO as the carrier, the tumor cellular uptake of NGO-808 exhibited higher efficacy than that of strongly hydrophobic free IR-808. Through evaluation with both human and mouse cancer cells, NGO-808 was demonstrated to provide significantly enhanced PDT and PTT effects compared to individual PDT using IR-808 or PTT using NGO. Furthermore, NGO-808 preferentially accumulated in cancer cells as mediated by organic-anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) overexpressed in many cancer cells, providing the potential for highly specific cancer phototherapy. Using the targeting ability of NGO-808, in vivo NIR fluorescence imaging enabled tumors and their margins to be clearly visualized at 48 h after intravenous injection, providing a theranostic platform for imaging-guided cancer phototherapy. Remarkably, after a single injection of NGO-808 and 808 nm laser irradiation for 5 min, the tumors in two tumor xenograft models were ablated completely, and no tumor recurrence was observed. After treatment with NGO-808, no obvious toxicity was detected in comparison to control groups. Thus, high-performance cancer phototherapy with minimal side effects was afforded from synergistic PDT/PTT treatment and cancer-targeted accumulation of NGO-808.

  10. Human Rights, Human Needs, Human Development, Human Security

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    Gasper, Des

    2009-01-01

    Human rights, human development and human security form increasingly important, partly interconnected, partly competitive and misunderstood ethical and policy discourses. Each tries to humanize a pre-existing and unavoidable major discourse of everyday life, policy and politics; each has emerged within the United Nations world; each relies implicitly on a conceptualisation of human need; each has specific strengths. Yet mutual communication, understanding and co-operation are deficient, espec...

  11. Relevance between Supply Chain Organizational Mode and Farm Produce Quality and Safety Based on Info Economic Person Hypothesis%基于信息经济人假设的农产品供应链组织模式与质量安全的关联

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    张敏; 迟正刚

    2012-01-01

    针对我国农产品质量安全问题的现实和理论困境,提出了具有主动合作意识的信息经济人假设,构建了基于信息场模型的经济组织合作理论.运用此理论对我国农产品供应链几种常见组织模式进行了分析,找出了不同供应链组织模式对农产品质量安全影响的关键因素,最后给出了相关政策建议.%In view of the practical and theoretical difficulty in the quality and safety problem of agricultural products in China, the paper proposes the hypothetical info economic person with awareness of proactive cooperation and establishes the theory of cooperation of economic organizations based on information field model. Then it uses this theory to analyze the common organizational modes of the agricultural supply chain in China, identifies the key factors influencing the quality and safety of agricultural products in different organizational modes and finally gives corre-spondingsuggestionson policy-making.

  12. Human Technology and Human Affects

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    Fausing, Bent

    2009-01-01

    Human Technology and Human Affects  This year Samsung introduced a mobile phone with "Soul". It was made with a human touch and included itself a magical touch. Which function does technology and affects get in everyday aesthetics like this, its images and interactions included this presentation ...... often mentioned post-human condition....

  13. Humanized Care: insertion of obstetric nurses in a teaching hospital.

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    Medeiros, Renata Marien Knupp; Teixeira, Renata Cristina; Nicolini, Ana Beatriz; Alvares, Aline Spanevello; Corrêa, Áurea Christina de Paula; Martins, Débora Prado

    2016-01-01

    to evaluate the care provided at an Antepartum, Intrapartum, Postpartum (AIP) unit at a teaching hospital following the inclusion of obstetric nurses. transversal study, performed at a AIP unit at a teaching hospital in the capital of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The sample comprised data regarding the 701 childbirths that took place between 2014 and 2016. The data were organized using Excel and analyzed using version 7 of Epi Info software. the results suggest that including obstetric nurses contributed towards qualifying the care provided during labor and childbirth, followed by a reduction in the number of interventions, such as episiotomy caesareans sections, and resulting in encouragement to employ practices that do not interfere in the physiology of the parturition process, which in turn generate good perinatal results. inserting these nurses collaborated towards humanizing obstetric and neonatal care.

  14. Human microbiomics

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    Rajendhran, J.; P. Gunasekaran

    2010-01-01

    The sequencing of the human genome has driven the study of human biology in a significant way and enabled the genome-wide study to elucidate the molecular basis of complex human diseases. Recently, the role of microbiota on human physiology and health has received much attention. The influence of gut microbiome (the collective genomes of the gut microbiota) in obesity has been demonstrated, which may pave the way for new prophylactic and therapeutic strategies such as bacteriotherapy. The sig...

  15. Human Smuggling

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    Siegel - Rozenblit, Dina; Zaitch, Damian

    2014-01-01

    Human smuggling is based on a consensus between smuggler, smuggled, and his/her family (which usually guarantees or effectuates payment). However, unauthorized immigrants are violating immigration laws and human smugglers are profiting from enabling illegal immigration. Both human smuggling and its

  16. Human Rights/Human Needs.

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    Canning, Cynthia

    1978-01-01

    The faculty of Holy Names High School developed an interdisciplinary human rights program with school-wide activities focusing on three selected themes: the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in conjunction with Human Rights Week; Food; and Women. This article outlines major program activities. (SJL)

  17. Digital Humanities

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    Brügger, Niels

    2016-01-01

    the humanities for decades, starting with research fields such as humanities computing or computational linguistics in the 1950s, and later new media studies and internet studies. The historical development of digital humanities has been characterized by a focus on three successive, but co-existing types......Digital humanities is an umbrella term for theories, methodologies, and practices related to humanities scholarship that use the digital computer as an integrated and essential part of its research and teaching activities. The computer can be used for establishing, finding, collecting......, and preserving material to study, as an object of study in its own right, as an analytical tool, or for collaborating, and for disseminating results. The term "digital humanities" was coined around 2001, and gained currency within academia in the following years. However, computers had been used within...

  18. Human Rights, Human Needs, Human Development, Human Security - Relationships between four international human discourses.

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    D.R. Gasper (Des)

    2007-01-01

    markdownabstractAbstract: Human rights, human development and human security form increasingly important, partly interconnected, partly competitive and misunderstood ethical and policy discourses. Each tries to humanize a pre-existing and unavoidable major discourse of everyday life, policy and

  19. Heritability maps of human face morphology through large-scale automated three-dimensional phenotyping

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    Tsagkrasoulis, Dimosthenis; Hysi, Pirro; Spector, Tim; Montana, Giovanni

    2017-04-01

    The human face is a complex trait under strong genetic control, as evidenced by the striking visual similarity between twins. Nevertheless, heritability estimates of facial traits have often been surprisingly low or difficult to replicate. Furthermore, the construction of facial phenotypes that correspond to naturally perceived facial features remains largely a mystery. We present here a large-scale heritability study of face geometry that aims to address these issues. High-resolution, three-dimensional facial models have been acquired on a cohort of 952 twins recruited from the TwinsUK registry, and processed through a novel landmarking workflow, GESSA (Geodesic Ensemble Surface Sampling Algorithm). The algorithm places thousands of landmarks throughout the facial surface and automatically establishes point-wise correspondence across faces. These landmarks enabled us to intuitively characterize facial geometry at a fine level of detail through curvature measurements, yielding accurate heritability maps of the human face (www.heritabilitymaps.info).

  20. Human Rights and Human Nature

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    Vittorio Possenti

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available There seems to be two different versions of human rights in Western tradition: say Rationalistic and Christian; the former adopted in revolutionary France, the latter highly developed in Renaissance Spain. Current relativistic criticisms attempt to deny the universality of human rights alleging that this theory has been created in Western countries or it has no strong justification, and therefore cannot have universal approach; but this objection can be dismissed with an alternative justification of human rights.

  1. Human kapital

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    Grosen, Anders; Nielsen, Peder Harbjerg

    2007-01-01

    finansiel og human kapital. Den traditionelle rådgivnings snævre synsvinkel kan føre til forkerte investeringsråd. Der skal derfor opfordres til, at de finansielle virksomheder i tilrettelæggelsen af deres rådgivning af private kunder systematisk inddrager den humane kapitals størrelse og karakteristika i...

  2. Human trichuriasis

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    Betson, Martha; Søe, Martin Jensen; Nejsum, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Human trichuriasis is a neglected tropical disease which affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and is particularly prevalent among children living in areas where sanitation is poor. This review examines the current knowledge on the taxonomy, genetics and phylogeography of human Trichuris...

  3. Think Human

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    Nielsen, Charlotte Marie Bisgaard

    2013-01-01

    years' campaigns suggests that the theory of communication underlying the campaign has its basis in mechanical action rather than in human communication. The practice of 'Communication design' is investigated in relation to this metaphorical 'machine thinking' model of communication and contrasted...... with the human-centered theory of communication advocated by integrationism....

  4. Human evolution

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    Llamas, Bastien; Willerslev, Eske; Orlando, Ludovic Antoine Alexandre

    2017-01-01

    , and true population genomic studies of Bronze Age populations. Among the emerging areas of aDNA research, the analysis of past epigenomes is set to provide more new insights into human adaptation and disease susceptibility through time. Starting as a mere curiosity, ancient human genetics has become...

  5. Think Human

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    Nielsen, Charlotte Marie Bisgaard

    2013-01-01

    years' campaigns suggests that the theory of communication underlying the campaign has its basis in mechanical action rather than in human communication. The practice of 'Communication design' is investigated in relation to this metaphorical 'machine thinking' model of communication and contrasted...... with the human-centered theory of communication advocated by integrationism....

  6. Teaching humanism.

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    Stern, David T; Cohen, Jordan J; Bruder, Ann; Packer, Barbara; Sole, Allison

    2008-01-01

    As the "passion that animates authentic professionalism," humanism must be infused into medical education and clinical care as a central feature of medicine's professionalism movement. In this article, we discuss a current definition of humanism in medicine. We will also provide detailed descriptions of educational programs intended to promote humanism at a number of medical schools in the United States (and beyond) and identify the key factors that make these programs effective. Common elements of programs that effectively teach humanism include: (1) opportunities for students to gain perspective in the lives of patients; (2) structured time for reflection on those experiences; and (3) focused mentoring to ensure that these events convert to positive, formative learning experiences. By describing educational experiences that both promote and sustain humanism in doctors, we hope to stimulate the thinking of other medical educators and to disseminate the impact of these innovative educational programs to help the profession meet its obligation to provide the public with humanistic physicians.

  7. Human Computation

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    CERN. Geneva

    2008-01-01

    What if people could play computer games and accomplish work without even realizing it? What if billions of people collaborated to solve important problems for humanity or generate training data for computers? My work aims at a general paradigm for doing exactly that: utilizing human processing power to solve computational problems in a distributed manner. In particular, I focus on harnessing human time and energy for addressing problems that computers cannot yet solve. Although computers have advanced dramatically in many respects over the last 50 years, they still do not possess the basic conceptual intelligence or perceptual capabilities...

  8. Practicing Humanities

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    Gimmler, Antje

    2016-01-01

    In contemporary societies, the humanities are under constant pressure and have to justify their existence. In the ongoing debates, Humboldt’s ideals of ‘Bildung’ and ‘pure science’ are often used to justify the unique function of the humanities of ensuring free research and contributing to a vital...... philosophy. Contrary to Humboldt’s idea that the non-practical is the most practical in the long run, philosophical pragmatism recommends to the humanities to situate knowledge in practices and apply knowledge to practices....

  9. Human Toxicity

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    Jolliet, Olivier; Fantke, Peter

    2015-01-01

    This chapter reviews the human toxicological impacts of chemicals and how to assess these impacts in life cycle impact assessment (LCIA), in order to identify key processes and pollutants. The complete cause-effect pathway – from emissions of toxic substances up to damages on human health...... on characterisation factors means that results should by default be reported and interpreted in log scales when comparing scenarios or substance contribution! We conclude by outlining future trends in human toxicity modelling for LCIA, with promising developments for (a) better estimates of degradation halflives, (b......) the inclusion of ionization of chemicals in human exposure including bioaccumulation, (c) metal speciation, (d) spatialised models to differentiate the variability associated with spatialisation from the uncertainty, and (e) the assessment of chemical exposure via consumer products and occupational settings...

  10. Human Toxicity

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    Jolliet, Olivier; Fantke, Peter

    2015-01-01

    . The first section of this chapter outlines the complete cause-effect pathway, from emissions of toxic substances to intake by the population up to damages in terms of human health effects. Section 2 outlines the framework for assessing human toxicity in LCIA. Section 3 discusses the contributing substances......This chapter reviews the human toxicological impacts of chemicals and how to assess these impacts in life cycle impact assessment (LCIA), in order to identify key processes and pollutants. The complete cause-effect pathway – from emissions of toxic substances up to damages on human health...... – demonstrates the importance to account for both outdoor and indoor exposure, including consumer products. Analysing the variations in intake fraction (the fraction of the emitted or applied chemical that is taken in by the consumer and the general population), effect factor and characterisation factor across...

  11. Human influences

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    Lanen, van H.A.J.; Kasparek, L.; Novicky, O.; Querner, E.P.; Fendeková, M.; Kupczyk, E.

    2004-01-01

    Human activities can cause drought, which was not previously reported (man-induced hydrological drought). Groundwater abstractions for domestic and industrial use are a well-known example of such an environmental change

  12. Human phantom

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    This human phantom has been received by CERN on loan from the State Committee of the USSR for the Utilization of Atomic Energy. It is used by the Health Physics Group to study personel radiation doses near the accelerators.

  13. Human expunction

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    Klee, Robert

    2017-10-01

    Thomas Nagel in `The Absurd' (Nagel 1971) mentions the future expunction of the human species as a `metaphor' for our ability to see our lives from the outside, which he claims is one source of our sense of life's absurdity. I argue that the future expunction (not to be confused with extinction) of everything human - indeed of everything biological in a terran sense - is not a mere metaphor but a physical certainty under the laws of nature. The causal processes by which human expunction will take place are presented in some empirical detail, so that philosophers cannot dismiss it as merely speculative. I also argue that appeals to anthropic principles or to forms of mystical cosmology are of no plausible avail in the face of human expunction under the laws of physics.

  14. Human babesiosis.

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    Rożej-Bielicka, Wioletta; Stypułkowska-Misiurewicz, Hanna; Gołąb, Elżbieta

    2015-01-01

    Babesiosis is an emerging parasitic, anthropo-zoonotic tick-borne disease, seldom diagnosed in humans. Caused by Protozoa, Babesia (also called Piroplasma) intraerytrocytic piriform microorganism. Infection of vertebrates is transmitted by ticks. Out of more than 100 Babesia species/genotypes described so far, only some were diagnosed in infected humans, mostly B. microti, B. divergens and B. venatorum (Babesia sp. EU1). Infection in humans is often asymptomatic or mild but is of a particular risk for asplenic individuals, those with congenital or acquired immunodeficiencies, and elderly. Infections transmitted with blood and blood products raise concerns in hemotherapy. Epidemiological situation of babesiosis varies around the world. In Europe, no increase in the number of cases was reported, but in the USA its prevalence is increasing and extension of endemic areas is observed. The aim of this publication is to describe the problems connected with the current epidemiological situation, diagnosis and treatment of human babesiosis with regard to clinical status of patients.

  15. Human energy

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    2010-01-01

    In the midst of big-oil record profits and growing debate on global warming, the Chevron Corporation launched its “Human Energy” public relations campaign. In television commercials and print advertisements, Chevron portrays itself as a compassionate entity striving to solve the planet’s energy crisis. Yet, the first term in this corporate oxymoron misleadingly reframes the significance of the second, suggesting that the corporation has a renewed focus. In depicting Chevron as a green/human o...

  16. Human Echolocation

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    Teng, Santani

    2013-01-01

    The use of active natural echolocation as a mobility aid for blind humans has received increased scientific and popular attention in recent years (Engber, 2006; Kreiser, 2006; NPR, 2011), in part due to a focus on several blind individuals who have developed remarkable expertise. However, perhaps surprisingly, the history of empirical human echolocation research is not much younger than the era of echolocation research (cf. Griffin, 1958). Nevertheless, compared to its bat and cetacean count...

  17. Human ehrlichiosis

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    Đokić Milomir

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Human ehrlichiosis is a newly recognized disease. It is a tick-borne disease caused by several bacterial species of the genhus Erlichia. These are small gram-negative pleomorphic cocci, that are obligatory intracellular bacteria. Tick Ixodes is the principle vector in Europe, and Amblyomma americanum in the United States. Bacterial organisms replicate in a tick, and are transmited from infected cells in a vector to the blood cells of animals or humans. Human ehrlichiosis is a name for a group of diseases caused by different species of Ehrlichia. One of them is the disease named human monocytic ehrlichiosis, caused by Ehrlichia chaffeensis, and the other is a human granulocytic ehrlichiosis caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilia. Case report. We reported a 23-year-old patient admitted for the clinical treatment with the symptoms of high febrility (above 40 °C, headache, vomiting, general weakness and exhaustion, but without data on a tick bite. The patient was treated with trimetoprim-sulfamethoxazole for a week when Ehrlichia chaffeensis was confirmed by the immunofluoroscence test, and the therapy contimed with doxacyclin. Conclusion. Human ehrlichiosis is also present in our country, so this disease should be considered everyday, especially in infectology practice.

  18. Review of Psychotherapy as a human science.

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    Langan, Robert

    2008-12-01

    of life and a call to action. All these thinkers, all these generations of lives lived, all this seeking of meaning and purpose, explanation and doubt, all this is our human lot, inherited equally. Each of us must choose, consciously or not, what to do about it. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

  19. [Human influenza].

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    Stock, Ingo

    2006-10-01

    Human influenza is one of the most common human infectious diseases, contributing to approximately one million deaths every year. In Germany, each year between 5.000 and 20.000 individuals die from severe influenza infections. In several countries, the morbidity and mortality of influenza is greatly underestimated. This is reflected by general low immunization rates. The emergence of avian influenza against the background of the scenario of a human influenza pandemic has revived public interest in the disease. According to the World Health Organisation, it is only the question on the beginning of a new influenza pandemic. The virus type of the new pandemic is still uncertain and it is also unclear, if a pandemic spread of the virus may be prevented by consistent controlling of avian influenza.

  20. [Humanized childbirth].

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    Kuo, Su-Chen

    2005-06-01

    Childbirth is a major event in a family. The expectant parent's perception of the childbirth experience influences his or her development as a parent. Making childbirth a positive and satisfying experience for women is the responsibility of health care providers. Women want to have physical and emotional privacy during labor and delivery, and to experience both in a friendly, comfortable environment. For women expected to undergo normal deliveries, humanized childbirth is one accessible approach. This article explores the definition and evolution of humanized childbirth and the care practice that it involves. It also explores birth plans and birth experiences, and the improvements necessary to routine labor practices to enable women to participate in decision making about their childbirth experiences. The author emphasizes that when health-care providers recognize the value of humanized childbirth and make changes accordingly, the dignity of women's childbirth experiences will be enhanced.

  1. Beyond Humanisms

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    Capurro, Rafael

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In the first part of this paper a short history of Western humanisms (Socrates, Pico della Mirandola, Descartes, Kant is presented. As far as these humanisms rest on a fixation of the ‘humanum’ they are metaphysical, although they might radically differ from each other. The second part deals with the present debate on trans- and posthumanism in the context of some breath-taking developments in science and technology.Angeletics, a theory of messengers and messages, intends to give an answer to the leading question of this paper, namely: ‘what does it mean to go beyond humanisms?’ The conclusion exposes briefly an ethics of hospitality and care from an angeletic perspective.

  2. Human Rights, Human Needs, Human Development, Human Security : Relationships between four international 'human' discourses

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    D.R. Gasper (Des)

    2007-01-01

    textabstractHuman rights, human development and human security form increasingly important, partly interconnected, partly competitive and misunderstood ethical and policy discourses. Each tries to humanize a pre-existing and unavoidable major discourse of everyday life, policy and politics; each

  3. Nothing Human

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    Wharram, C. C.

    2014-01-01

    In this essay C. C. Wharram argues that Terence's concept of translation as a form of "contamination" anticipates recent developments in philosophy, ecology, and translation studies. Placing these divergent fields of inquiry into dialogue enables us read Terence's well-known statement "I am a human being--I deem nothing…

  4. Human Trafficking

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    Wilson, David McKay

    2011-01-01

    The shadowy, criminal nature of human trafficking makes evaluating its nature and scope difficult. The U.S. State Department and anti-trafficking groups estimate that worldwide some 27 million people are caught in a form of forced servitude today. Public awareness of modern-day slavery is gaining momentum thanks to new abolitionist efforts. Among…

  5. Human waste

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    Amin, Md Nurul; Kroeze, Carolien; Strokal, Maryna

    2017-01-01

    Many people practice open defecation in south Asia. As a result, lot of human waste containing nutrients such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) enter rivers. Rivers transport these nutrients to coastal waters, resulting in marine pollution. This source of nutrient pollution is, however, ignored in

  6. Nothing Human

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    Wharram, C. C.

    2014-01-01

    In this essay C. C. Wharram argues that Terence's concept of translation as a form of "contamination" anticipates recent developments in philosophy, ecology, and translation studies. Placing these divergent fields of inquiry into dialogue enables us read Terence's well-known statement "I am a human being--I deem nothing…

  7. Practicing Humanities

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    Gimmler, Antje

    2016-01-01

    and self-reflective democracy. Contemporary humanities have adopted a new orientation towards practices, and it is not clear how this fits with the ideals of ‘Bildung’ and ‘pure science’. A possible theoretical framework for this orientation towards practices could be found in John Dewey’s pragmatic...

  8. Human Rights in the Humanities

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    Harpham, Geoffrey

    2012-01-01

    Human rights are rapidly entering the academic curriculum, with programs appearing all over the country--including at Duke, Harvard, Northeastern, and Stanford Universities; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Universities of Chicago, of Connecticut, of California at Berkeley, and of Minnesota; and Trinity College. Most of these…

  9. Human Rights in the Humanities

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    Harpham, Geoffrey

    2012-01-01

    Human rights are rapidly entering the academic curriculum, with programs appearing all over the country--including at Duke, Harvard, Northeastern, and Stanford Universities; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Universities of Chicago, of Connecticut, of California at Berkeley, and of Minnesota; and Trinity College. Most of these…

  10. Digital Humanities

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    Nielsen, Hans Jørn

    2015-01-01

    Artiklen præsenterer først nogle generelle problemstillinger omkring Digital Humanities (DH) med det formål at undersøge dem nærmere i relation til konkrete eksempler på forskellige digitaliseringsmåder og ændringer i dokumentproduktion. I en nærmere afgrænsning vælger artiklen den tendens i DH...

  11. Human paleoneurology

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    The book presents an integrative review of paleoneurology, the study of endocranial morphology in fossil species. The main focus is on showing how computed methods can be used to support advances in evolutionary neuroanatomy, paleoanthropology and archaeology and how they have contributed to creating a completely new perspective in cognitive neuroscience. Moreover, thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the book addresses students and researchers approaching human paleoneurology from different angles and for different purposes, such as biologists, physicians, anthropologists, archaeologists

  12. Digital Humanities

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    Nielsen, Hans Jørn

    2015-01-01

    Artiklen præsenterer først nogle generelle problemstillinger omkring Digital Humanities (DH) med det formål at undersøge dem nærmere i relation til konkrete eksempler på forskellige digitaliseringsmåder og ændringer i dokumentproduktion. I en nærmere afgrænsning vælger artiklen den tendens i DH...

  13. Human universe

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    Cox, Brian

    2014-01-01

    Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity. Clumps of atoms in a universe with more galaxies than people. And yet a human being is necessary for the question itself to exist, and the presence of a question in the universe - any question - is the most wonderful thing. Questions require minds, and minds bring meaning. What is meaning? I don't know, except that the universe and every pointless speck inside it means something to me. I am astonished by the existence of a single atom, and find my civilisation to be an outrageous imprint on reality. I don't understand it. Nobody does, but it makes me smile. This book asks questions about our origins, our destiny, and our place i...

  14. Human Capital, (Human) Capabilities and Higher Education

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    Le Grange, L.

    2011-01-01

    In this article I initiate a debate into the (de)merits of human capital theory and human capability theory and discuss implications of the debate for higher education. Human capital theory holds that economic growth depends on investment in education and that economic growth is the basis for improving the quality of human life. Human capable…

  15. Human Capital, (Human) Capabilities and Higher Education

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    Le Grange, L.

    2011-01-01

    In this article I initiate a debate into the (de)merits of human capital theory and human capability theory and discuss implications of the debate for higher education. Human capital theory holds that economic growth depends on investment in education and that economic growth is the basis for improving the quality of human life. Human capable…

  16. Humanizing Architecture

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    Toft, Tanya Søndergaard

    2015-01-01

    The article proposes the urban digital gallery as an opportunity to explore the relationship between ‘human’ and ‘technology,’ through the programming of media architecture. It takes a curatorial perspective when proposing an ontological shift from considering media facades as visual spectacles...... agency and a sense of being by way of dematerializing architecture. This is achieved by way of programming the symbolic to provide new emotional realizations and situations of enlightenment in the public audience. This reflects a greater potential to humanize the digital in media architecture....

  17. Human steroidogenesis

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    Andersen, Claus Y; Ezcurra, Diego

    2014-01-01

    steroid concentrations cause alterations in endometrial development, affecting oocyte viability in assisted reproductive technology. Furthermore, it has been proposed that elevated progesterone levels have a negative effect on the reproductive outcome of COS. This may arise from an asynchrony between...... reviews current knowledge of the regulation of progesterone in the human ovary during the follicular phase and highlights areas where knowledge remains limited. In this review, we provide in-depth information outlining the regulation and function of gonadotropins in the complicated area of steroidogenesis...

  18. Humanizing Architecture

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    Toft, Tanya Søndergaard

    2015-01-01

    The article proposes the urban digital gallery as an opportunity to explore the relationship between ‘human’ and ‘technology,’ through the programming of media architecture. It takes a curatorial perspective when proposing an ontological shift from considering media facades as visual spectacles...... agency and a sense of being by way of dematerializing architecture. This is achieved by way of programming the symbolic to provide new emotional realizations and situations of enlightenment in the public audience. This reflects a greater potential to humanize the digital in media architecture....

  19. Tragic Choices in Humanitarian Aid : A Framework of Organizational Determinants of NGO Decision Making

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    Heyse, Liesbet

    2013-01-01

    Humanitarian NGOs face difficult choices about whom to help and whom not on a daily basis. The research question in this article is how humanitarian NGOs make these difficult decisions and why in a particular way. March's study on consequential and appropriate decision-making processes is used to an

  20. Tragic Choices in Humanitarian Aid : A Framework of Organizational Determinants of NGO Decision Making

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    Heyse, Liesbet

    2013-01-01

    Humanitarian NGOs face difficult choices about whom to help and whom not on a daily basis. The research question in this article is how humanitarian NGOs make these difficult decisions and why in a particular way. March's study on consequential and appropriate decision-making processes is used to an

  1. Biblioteca Luis Angel Arángo Sala de Conciertos : mayo de 1968

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    Simón Galindo M.

    1968-05-01

    Full Text Available Nuevamente asistimos, el día 2, a la actuación de la Orquesta de Cámara del Conservatorio de la Universidad Nacional, luego de un receso de casi medio año; es el caso de hacer notar el esmero de ejecución, resultado de un pulido y tesonero trabajo de preparación de los programas que el grupo presenta al público, bajo la dirección de Ernesto Díaz. Son los integrantes, en casi su totalidad, alumnos avanzados del conservatorio, pero cuando actúan, como nos consta, lo hacen en un nivel mucho más elevado, comparable, por cierto, al de los grandes y tradicionales conjuntos que más pesan en el arte de la música de cámara.

  2. African Security Challenges: Now and Over the Horizon - Voices from the NGO Community

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    effects on both the demand for, and the supply of, education. Child disease and death, removal of children from school by affected families and the...more likely to contract HIV than their peers who have parents.139 An astute observer of the effects of HIV and AIDS on African children has said...capacities and create new ground for the spread of disease. Refugee populations and internally displaced persons – many single women and unaccompanied

  3. NGO:A New Perspective for Judging U.S.Int'l Influences

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    Cai Tuo

    2004-01-01

    @@ As is known to all, the influences of a state on the international community largely depend on its comprehensive national power, and such power can generally be divided into hard national power and soft national power.

  4. The shaping of NGO accountability: aligning imposed and felt accountabilities in Oxfam Novib

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    Boomsma, R.; O'Dwyer, B.; Georgakopoulos, G.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to advance and deepen our understanding of the shaping of accountability in non-governmental organization (NGOs) contexts. Using a framework drawing on the concepts of imposed, felt and adaptive accountability the paper examines the process through which one prominent Du

  5. Two logics of NGO advocacy: understanding inside and outside lobbying on EU environmental policies

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    Junk, Wiebke Marie

    2016-01-01

    Contributions by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to European governance supposedly enhance participatory democracy. It matters for this democratic surplus how NGOs foster relationships to both policy-makers and publics by engaging in inside and outside lobbying on European Union policies....... This article investigates the factors that explain this lobbying behaviour. It contrasts organization-level hypotheses on the NGOs’ relational and resource characteristics with issue-level hypotheses on the complexity, salience and beneficiary group of the policy issue. Expectations are formulated under...... the assumption that different logics of influence and reputation drive inside and outside lobbying by NGOs. The findings suggest that issue-level characteristics have more explanatory power than organization-level factors. More salient, less complex issues and issues involving a public good have significantly...

  6. 中国NGO的当代跨越%Transformation of NGO in Current China

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    夏国美

    2010-01-01

    今日中国的NGO正显示出强劲的崛起势头.由于严格意义上的NGO具有引进的特点,在本土化的转型中面临"发展推进政策"还是"政策推进发展"的矛盾.要跨越这一历史矛盾,不仅有一个推进不适宜NGO发展的政策法律的改革问题,更有一个NGO如何认识和适应公民社会的时代需求、如何合理建构并提升"NGO精神"去推进政策改变的问题.

  7. Plans for a Next Generation Space-Based Gravitational-Wave Observatory (NGO)

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    Livas, Jeffrey C.; Stebbins, Robin T.; Jennrich, Oliver

    2012-01-01

    The European Space Agency (ESA) is currently in the process of selecting a mission for the Cosmic Visions Program. A space-based gravitational wave observatory in the low-frequency band (0.0001 - 1 Hz) of the gravitational wave spectrum is one of the leading contenders. This low frequency band has a rich spectrum of astrophysical sources, and the LISA concept has been the key mission to cover this science for over twenty years. Tight budgets have recently forced ESA to consider a reformulation of the LISA mission concept that wi" allow the Cosmic Visions Program to proceed on schedule either with the US as a minority participant, or independently of the US altogether. We report on the status of these reformulation efforts.

  8. NGO's op Curacao: identificatie van belangrijke knelpunten en voorstellen tot verbetering

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    Elias, Michael; Halman, Joop; Knigge, Siert; Sophia, Rudsel

    2009-01-01

    Dit rapport beschrijft een onderzoek onder Niet-Gouvernementele Organisaties (NGO’s) op Curaçao dat op verzoek van de AMFO door de stichting ABC Advies is uitgevoerd. In het onderzoek dat plaatsvond in de periode van 26 oktober t/m 2 november 2009 zijn belangrijke knelpunten die leven bij NGO’s op C

  9. Unveiling the cosmological QCD phase transition through the eLISA/NGO detector

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    2013-01-01

    We study the evolution of turbulence in the early universe at the QCD epoch using a state-of-the-art equation of state derived from lattice QCD simulations. Since the transition is a crossover we assume that temperature and velocity fluctuations were generated by some event in the previous history of the Universe and survive until the QCD epoch due to the extremely large Reynolds number of the primordial fluid. The fluid at the QCD epoch is assumed to be non-viscous, based on the fact that the viscosity per entropy density of the quark gluon plasma obtained from heavy-ion collision experiments at the RHIC and the LHC is extremely small. Our hydrodynamic simulations show that the velocity spectrum is very different from the Kolmogorov power law considered in studies of primordial turbulence that focus on first order phase transitions. This is due to the fact that there is no continuous injection of energy in the system and the viscosity of the fluid is negligible. Thus, as kinetic energy cascades from the larg...

  10. Youth and citizenship: usage of digital media at the NGO Aldeia, in Fortaleza

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    Denise Cogo

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The article examines the citizen communication processestissues by young working in association Aldeia, in Fortaleza, Ceará. Theresearch is theoretical studies of social movements, digital media and citizencommunication. Selected as a result of the research, three aspects of the uses oftechnology by Aldeia young participants: 1 the absence of greater criticality inreading the media; 2 the complementarity between analog and digital media;and 3 the demand for professionalism

  11. The definition and categories of Chinese NGO%中国NGO的定义与分类

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    李卓

    2003-01-01

    @@ 一、中国NGO的定义 NGO作为一个外来词,直接译为汉语是"非政府组织",与其他一些名称,如"非营利组织"、"公民社会"、"民间组织"、"第三部门"等在一定意义上指的是同一类组织.因此在不进行严格界定的情况下,这些名称通常可以互换使用.

  12. The politics of risk in the Philippines: comparing state and NGO perceptions of disaster management

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    Bankoff, G.E.A.; Hilhorst, D.J.M.

    2009-01-01

    It is now generally appreciated that what constitutes vulnerability to one person is not necessarily perceived as such by the next. Different actors 'see' disasters as different types of events and as a result they prepare for, manage and record them in very different ways. This paper explores what

  13. The Role of Government and NGO in Promoting Wellness of People with Down Syndrome

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    Jiar, Yeo Kee; Handayani, Lina; Xi, Lu

    2014-01-01

    People with Down Syndrome (PWDS) experience cognitive delays indicated by difficulties with cognition, long-term memory and non-verbal problem solving skills. PWDS have specific speech and language impairments which affect all aspects of development. Some children develop difficult behaviors which cause family stress and affect social and…

  14. NGO Presence and Activity in Afghanistan, 2000–2014: A Provincial-Level Dataset

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    David F. Mitchell

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available This article introduces a new provincial-level dataset on non-governmental organizations (NGOs in Afghanistan. The data—which are freely available for download—provide information on the locations and sectors of activity of 891 international and local (Afghan NGOs that operated in the country between 2000 and 2014. A summary and visualization of the data is presented in the article following a brief historical overview of NGOs in Afghanistan. Links to download the full dataset are provided in the conclusion.

  15. Dynamics of livestock development in Gujarat, India: experiences of an Indian NGO

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    Patil, B.R.

    2006-01-01

    Keywords:    Agricultural R&D, field experimentation, crossbreeding, dairy, feeding technologies, mixed farming, farming systems research, modelling.Smallholder mixed crop liv

  16. Application of activity-based costing (ABC) for a Peruvian NGO healthcare provider.

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    Waters, H; Abdallah, H; Santillán, D

    2001-01-01

    This article describes the application of activity-based costing (ABC) to calculate the unit costs of the services for a health care provider in Peru. While traditional costing allocates overhead and indirect costs in proportion to production volume or to direct costs, ABC assigns costs through activities within an organization. ABC uses personnel interviews to determine principal activities and the distribution of individual's time among these activities. Indirect costs are linked to services through time allocation and other tracing methods, and the result is a more accurate estimate of unit costs. The study concludes that applying ABC in a developing country setting is feasible, yielding results that are directly applicable to pricing and management. ABC determines costs for individual clinics, departments and services according to the activities that originate these costs, showing where an organization spends its money. With this information, it is possible to identify services that are generating extra revenue and those operating at a loss, and to calculate cross subsidies across services. ABC also highlights areas in the health care process where efficiency improvements are possible. Conclusions about the ultimate impact of the methodology are not drawn here, since the study was not repeated and changes in utilization patterns and the addition of new clinics affected applicability of the results. A potential constraint to implementing ABC is the availability and organization of cost information. Applying ABC efficiently requires information to be readily available, by cost category and department, since the greatest benefits of ABC come from frequent, systematic application of the methodology in order to monitor efficiency and provide feedback for management. The article concludes with a discussion of the potential applications of ABC in the health sector in developing countries.

  17. Oil and gas, civil society and public participation : an NGO's perspective

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    Crump, J. [Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    2001-07-01

    One of the objectives of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC) is the promotion of sustainable development in the Canadian North. CARC was formed when the first proposal for a pipeline through the Mackenzie Valley was floated, more than thirty years ago. The biggest risk to the Arctic, in the opinion of the author, is posed by a combination of factors: mines, roads, pipelines, global climate change. Connecting cumulative effects and pipelines, one must keep in mind all the associated activities, such as exploration and development, service roads, drilling, wells, waste disposal facilities, and more. CARC is currently proceeding with a study of cumulative effects in the Northwest Territories to help identify possible harm in an attempt to prevent it. The author did not dwell on the effects of burning fossil fuels on global climate change. The author indicated that over the next twenty years or so, we must move from energy over-consumption to energy efficiency. These efforts should be combined with the development of sustainable sources of energy, alternative energy sources and the likes. The author suggested that oil and gas companies become better at providing cleaner and more sustainable energy to customers. The CARC has developed a set of preconditions for development in the North. The author urged the governments of both Yukon and the Northwest Territories to take similar positions with regard to their expectations of development. The federal government has a responsibility for providing financial assistance to encourage full public participation in the research and analysis process.

  18. A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care: M@NGO (Midwives @ New Group practice Options

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    Tracy Sally K

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Australia has an enviable record of safety for women in childbirth. There is nevertheless growing concern at the increasing level of intervention and consequent morbidity amongst childbearing women. Not only do interventions impact on the cost of services, they carry with them the potential for serious morbidities for mother and infant. Models of midwifery have proliferated in an attempt to offer women less fragmented hospital care. One of these models that is gaining widespread consumer, disciplinary and political support is caseload midwifery care. Caseload midwives manage the care of approximately 35-40 a year within a small Midwifery Group Practice (usually 4-6 midwives who plan their on call and leave within the Group Practice. We propose to compare the outcomes and costs of caseload midwifery care compared to standard or routine hospital care through a randomised controlled trial. Methods/design A two-arm RCT design will be used. Women will be recruited from tertiary women's hospitals in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. Women allocated to the caseload intervention will receive care from a named caseload midwife within a Midwifery Group Practice. Control women will be allocated to standard or routine hospital care. Women allocated to standard care will receive their care from hospital rostered midwives, public hospital obstetric care and community based general medical practitioner care. All midwives will collaborate with obstetricians and other health professionals as necessary according to the woman's needs. Discussion Data will be collected at recruitment, 36 weeks antenatally, six weeks and six months postpartum by web based or postal survey. With 750 women or more in each of the intervention and control arms the study is powered (based on 80% power; alpha 0.05 to detect a difference in caesarean section rates of 29.4 to 22.9%; instrumental birth rates from 11.0% to 6.8%; and rates of admission to neonatal intensive care of all neonates from 9.9% to 5.8% (requires 721 in each arm. The study is not powered to detect infant or maternal mortality, however all deaths will be reported. Other significant findings will be reported, including a comprehensive process and economic evaluation. Trial registration Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12609000349246

  19. Non Goverment Organisation (NGO: Role NGOs Film in Malaysia for Literature

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    Ab Samad Kechot

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This writing aims to discuss the progression of several Malaysia’s film of non-governmental organizations (NGOs. It seeks to explore the history of NGOs film’s from the golden age of ‘Jalan Ampas’ to date as well as to examine the roles of these organizations played in the film industry. This paper also a part of a Master’s research entitled the role of Film’s Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs Leader: study of the several NGOs. Research methods used are library research and field studies. Library research has been made for secondary data while field studies run for interview, questionnaires for NGOs members and data from NGOs reports. The data was analysed using Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS, as for interview was conducted among the leaders of selective NGOs and also on the opinion leader who are a film activists. However, this study is limited to a few selected NGOs film only. Findings of this study found that the Association of Film Artists of Malaya (PERSAMA is the pioneer for NGOs film’s and a basic struggle for workers move in the film based on volunteerism. At present, the observed association is actively championing the aspirations of five associations that are under the Combined Staff Association of Film Malaysia (GAFIM, Malaysian Association of Artists (SENIMAN, Malaysian Film Producers Association (PFM, Film Director Association of Malaysia (FDAM, and Screen Writers Guild of Malaysia (SWAM and Film Employees Association of Malaysia (PROFIMA.The findings of this study found that many efforts have been made to enhance the film’s quality and place more films to international level.

  20. Tragic Choices in Humanitarian Aid : A Framework of Organizational Determinants of NGO Decision Making

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    Heyse, Liesbet

    Humanitarian NGOs face difficult choices about whom to help and whom not on a daily basis. The research question in this article is how humanitarian NGOs make these difficult decisions and why in a particular way. March's study on consequential and appropriate decision-making processes is used to

  1. Effects of a parental program for preventing underage drinking - The NGO program strong and clear

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    Eriksson Charli

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The present study is an evaluation of a 3-year parental program aiming to prevent underage drinking. The intervention was implemented by a non-governmental organization and targeted parents with children aged 13-16 years old and included recurrent activities during the entire period of secondary school. The program consisted of four different types of group and self-administered activities: parent meetings, family dialogues, friend meetings, and family meetings. Methods A quasi-experimental design was used following parents and children with questionnaires during the three years of secondary school. The analytic sample consisted of 509 dyads of parents and children. Measures of parental attitudes and behaviour concerning underage drinking and adolescents' lifetime alcohol consumption and drunkenness were used. Three socio-demographic factors were included: parental education, school, and gender of the child. A Latent Growth Modelling (LGM approach was used to examine changes in parental behaviour regarding youth drinking and in young people's drinking behaviour. To test for the pre-post test differences in parental attitudes repeated measures ANOVA were used. Results The results showed that parents in the program maintained their restrictive attitude toward underage drinking to a higher degree than non-participating parents. Adolescents of participants were on average one year older than adolescents with non-participating parents when they made their alcohol debut. They were also less likely to have ever been drunk in school year 9. Conclusion The results of the study suggested that Strong and Clear contributed to maintaining parents' restrictive attitude toward underage drinking during secondary school, postponing alcohol debut among the adolescents, and significantly reducing their drunkenness.

  2. Quality of life as a mode of governance: NGO talk of HIV 'positive' health in India.

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    Finn, Mark; Sarangi, Srikant

    2008-04-01

    Quality of life (QOL) is being increasingly emphasized in healthcare research and practice around the world as a desirable and measurable outcome of health policy, health-seeking behaviour and overall life satisfaction. Drawing on F notions of governmentality and biopower, we take the position that the promotion of a universal and apolitical concept of QOL, as it pertains to individual health and well-being, can be seen as being tied to a neoliberal rationality of global socio-economic and health governance. In understanding non-government organizations (NGOs) as a prime catalyst for socio-economic change under neoliberalism, we highlight ways in which HIV-related NGOs in India can be seen to deploy aspects of the prescriptive and regulatory QOL discourse in their promotions of an empowered HIV 'positive' health and subjectivity. Implications are discussed in terms of the inevitable tensions involved for many under-resourced HIV-positive people in India who, in the name of QOL, are called upon to identify and act as entrepreneurial and (self)empowered individuals in particular normalizing terms.

  3. The Role of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO in Advocating the National Security Bill

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    Yusa Djuyandi

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The role run by a coalition of NGOs in advocating the National Security Bill aimed at encouraging the birth of national security policy to appropriate to the purpose of reform. However, until now the role of NGOs in advocating National Security Bill has not been able to encourage the authorities to reconstruct the draft of national security policy that is consistent with the objectives of security sector reform. This study is conducted to analyze the role of NGOs in the security sector reform in Indonesia, particularly through the advocacy of the National Security Bill. The method used in this study is a qualitative method. The result shows that NGOs, which are members of the KMSRK, have been running the multiple roles, such as: popularly involved in policy making, providing political education to the community, promoting or encouraging reform, and promoting the interests of the community. The study also suggests the existence of new findings of the role of NGOs, which is forming a coherent unity of interests.

  4. Dominant articulations in academic business and society discourse on NGO-business relations: a critical assessment

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    Laasonen, S.; Fougère, M.; Kourula, A.

    2012-01-01

    Relations between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and companies have been the subject of a sharply increasing amount of publications in recent years within academic business journals. In this article, we critically assess this fast-developing body of literature, which we treat as forming a ‘bu

  5. Blurred Lines? Provincial Reconstruction Teams and NGO Insecurity in Afghanistan, 2010–2011

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    David F Mitchell

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Members of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs have been critical of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT initiative in Afghanistan since its inception, claiming that the mixture of military and humanitarian operations has resulted in ‘blurred lines’ that inhibit insurgents from identifying who is and is not a combatant. Certain organizations have hypothesized that aid workers are more likely to come under attack as a result of this mixture. Although this claim has surfaced in multiple outlets over the years, there was a lack of empirical evidence to support it. This study tests this hypothesis using a panel-corrected standard error regression model of all 34 Afghan provinces in 2010 and 2011. Preliminary results show that NGOs were likely to encounter a greater number of security incidents in provinces with PRTs; however, further analysis reveals this was only the case in provinces with teams not led by the US. This calls into question the validity of a general ‘blurred lines’ explanation for decreased aid worker security.

  6. Developing Environmental NGO Power for Domestic Battles in a Multilevel Context

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    Rodela, Romina; Udovč, Andrej; Boström, Magnus

    2016-01-01

    Many have discussed the crucial role that environmental nongovernmental organizations (ENGOs) have played in the implementation of nature protection policies across European member states. However, there are important differences in the opportunity structures among new and old member states that

  7. Navy-NGO Coordination for Health-Related HCA Missions: A Suggested Planning Framework

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    Macrae and Adele Harmer (eds.). Humanitarian Action and the "Global War on Terror": A Revierv of Trends and Issues, 2003 (Overseas Development...Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine PowerPoint presentation) [28] Victoria Wheeler and Adele Harmer . Resetting the Rules of Engagement

  8. The Ilisu dam in Turkey and the role of the export credit agencies and NGO networks

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    Christine Eberlein; Heike Drillisch; Ercan Ayboga; Thomas Wenidoppler

    2010-01-01

    .... This article analyses the actions of three European export credit agencies (ECAs) aimed at improving the outcomes of the Ilisu Dam and hydroelectric power project in Kurdish-populated southeast of Turkey...

  9. Preparedness of NGO Health Service Providers in Bangladesh about Distance Based Learning

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    AKM ALAMGIR

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available This cross-sectional survey was conducted countrywide from 15 January to 01 March 2004 to explore the potentials of health care service providers (physicians, nurses, paramedics etc. for using distance-based learning materials. Face-to-face in-depth interview was taken from 99 randomly selected direct service providers, 45 midlevel clinic mangers/physicians and 06 administrators or policy planners. Quasi-open questionnaire was developed for three different levels. Pre-trained interviewer team assisted data collection at field level. Total procedure was stringently monitored for completeness and consistency to ensure quality data. SPSS software was used to process and analyze both univariate and multivariate multiple responses. Identified need for training areas were- STD/HIV, tuberculosis updates, family planning, treatment of locally endemic diseases, behavioral change communication & marketing and quality management system for managers. About 76.7% clinic managers and 89.1% service providers had primary information about distance-based learning in spite showed interest. About 51.5% desired monthly, 20.6% biweekly and 26.8% wanted bimonthly circulation of the distance-based study materials. About 35.1% expected print materials with regular facilitators while 58.8% demanded stand-by facilitators. The study suggested wide acceptance of distance-based learning methods as supplementary to the continuing medical education among the countrywide health service providers.

  10. Violent lives and peaceful schools: NGO constructions of modern childhood and the role of the state

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    2015-01-01

    This chapter explores how children have become a central, if not the central, figure of (international) development, and girls the ideal subject of development. It analyses the role of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) in discursively constructing girls this way. In this construction interventions on gender violence are largely reduced to interventions on access to schooling on the assumption that the integration of girls into a par...

  11. The Ilisu Dam in Turkey and the Role of Export Credit Agencies and NGO Networks

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    Christine Eberlein

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The World Commission on Dams (WCD report focused attention on the question of how those displaced by large dams can be adequately compensated and properly resettled. An important debate from the Dams and Development Forum concerned the appropriate roles of different stakeholders, and the question as to how governments and 'external stakeholders' such as international institutions, financial investors and non-government organisations (NGOs can be encouraged to implement the WCD recommendations and international standards on resettlement and environmental protection. This article analyses the actions of three European Export Credit Agencies (ECAs aimed at improving the outcomes of the Ilisu Dam and hydroelectric power project in Kurdish-populated southeast of Turkey. It also explores the role of NGOs within the process of achieving best practice and preventing poor outcomes. Even though the ECAs’ efforts to meet World Bank project standards were unsuccessful and ended in July 2009 with their withdrawal, this was the first case in history where ECAs tried to implement specified social and environmental project conditions. This article aims ultimately to analyse the reasons for the failure to meet the ECAs’ conditions, and the lessons to be learned from this process.

  12. The NGO-ization of Community Colleges: One (More) Manifestation of Globalization

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    Quint-Rapoport, Mia

    2006-01-01

    In this essay the author discusses the effects of globalization on Canadian community colleges. She applies contemporary social theories culled from the fields of feminism, geography and political science to understand one hidden manifestation of globalization in community colleges: involvement in global civil society via participation in…

  13. Being Untaught: How NGO Field Workers Empower Parents of Children with Disabilities in Dadaab

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    Krupar, Allyson

    2016-01-01

    Roughly 350,000 refugees, over 90% of them Somali, lived in five sprawling camps in Dadaab, Kenya in 2015. In the Dadaab refugee camps, families had unique experiences of disability, education, women's roles, and involvement with International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) programming. INGOs provided a variety of basic services including…

  14. Surveying NGO-Military Relations: Empirical Data to Both Confirm and Reject Popular Beliefs

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    2011-06-01

    free to evaluate needs, free to monitor the distribution and use of relief goods, and free to have a dialogue with the people.”2 Oxfam ...www.irinnews.org/pdf/in-depth/Civilian-Protection-in-Armed-Conflict.pdf] Oxfam International (2008) Policy Compendium Note on United Nations Integrated Missions...and Humanitarian Assistance. Oxfam International, January 2008. [http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/policy/conflict_disasters/downloads

  15. Development Education: NGO Priorities for the Eighties. Development Education Paper No. 17.

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    Vickers, Jeanne

    Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have a central role to play in mobilizing the political will of governments to change the present imbalance in the distribution, consumption, and control of the world's resources. In a time of world economic crisis, millions die unnecessarily every year for lack of food, shelter, and medical care. Thirty…

  16. A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care: M@NGO (Midwives @ New Group practice Options)

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    2011-01-01

    Background Australia has an enviable record of safety for women in childbirth. There is nevertheless growing concern at the increasing level of intervention and consequent morbidity amongst childbearing women. Not only do interventions impact on the cost of services, they carry with them the potential for serious morbidities for mother and infant. Models of midwifery have proliferated in an attempt to offer women less fragmented hospital care. One of these models that is gaining widespread consumer, disciplinary and political support is caseload midwifery care. Caseload midwives manage the care of approximately 35-40 a year within a small Midwifery Group Practice (usually 4-6 midwives who plan their on call and leave within the Group Practice.) We propose to compare the outcomes and costs of caseload midwifery care compared to standard or routine hospital care through a randomised controlled trial. Methods/design A two-arm RCT design will be used. Women will be recruited from tertiary women's hospitals in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. Women allocated to the caseload intervention will receive care from a named caseload midwife within a Midwifery Group Practice. Control women will be allocated to standard or routine hospital care. Women allocated to standard care will receive their care from hospital rostered midwives, public hospital obstetric care and community based general medical practitioner care. All midwives will collaborate with obstetricians and other health professionals as necessary according to the woman's needs. Discussion Data will be collected at recruitment, 36 weeks antenatally, six weeks and six months postpartum by web based or postal survey. With 750 women or more in each of the intervention and control arms the study is powered (based on 80% power; alpha 0.05) to detect a difference in caesarean section rates of 29.4 to 22.9%; instrumental birth rates from 11.0% to 6.8%; and rates of admission to neonatal intensive care of all neonates from 9.9% to 5.8% (requires 721 in each arm). The study is not powered to detect infant or maternal mortality, however all deaths will be reported. Other significant findings will be reported, including a comprehensive process and economic evaluation. Trial registration Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12609000349246 PMID:22029746

  17. Information from Non-Gove rnmental Organizations (NGO)Forum Seminars in China

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    1995-01-01

    Development of Rural Women STUDY and discussion on the development of rural women have centered on several areas: to improve rural women’s abilities through greater access to education and training which will enable them to participate in social activity; to manage and make policy; to have better jobs to overcome their poverty; and to learn how to make use of legal protections. At present the main problem is that the low level of education and training restricts the development of rural women. Currently the reality in the countryside is that men go out to find jobs and women stay at home to tend the fields. Sixty to seventy percent of the agricultural labor force is women. The feminization of agriculture brings opportunity to women but also increases their

  18. Human Toxocariasis

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    Mehmet Burak Selek

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Human toxocariasis is an parasitic infection caused by the ingestion of larvae of dog nematode Toxocara canis and less frequently of cat nematode T.cati. Toxocara eggs, shed to environment by infected dogs' and cats' droppings, become infective by embryonation. Humans, particularly children, can be infected by accidentally ingesting embryonated Toxocara eggs. Larvae hatch in the small intestine, penetrate the intestinal wall and migrate to other parts of body via the bloodstream. It is generally a benign, asymptomatic, and self-limiting disease, although migrating larvae can cause damage to tissues and organs, especially brain involvement can cause severe morbidity. The two main clinical presentations of toxocariasis are visceral larva migrans (VLM (a systemic disease caused by larval migration through major organs and ocular larva migrans (OLM (a disease limited to the eyes and optic nerves. There are also two less-severe syndromes which have recently been described, one mainly in children (covert toxocariasis and the other mainly in adults (common toxocariasis. Diagnosis is usually made by clinical signs/symptoms, epidemiological background of the patient and the use of immunological methods (ELISA or western-blot. On the other hand definitive diagnosis is much more challenging, since it requires the demonstration of larvae via biopsy or autopsy. Most cases of toxocariasis clear up without any treatment. VLM is primarily treated with antihelmintic drugs, such as; albendazole or mebendazole. Treatment of OLM is more difficult and usually consists of measures to prevent progressive damage to the eye like steroids. Laser photocoagulation and cryoretinopexy may also be used to treat severe cases. Since eradicating T.canis infection is difficult due to the complexity of its life cycle, prevention of toxocariasis is always preferred. Toxocara eggs have a strong protective layer which makes the eggs able to survive in the environment for months or

  19. NATO Human View Architecture and Human Networks

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    Handley, Holly A. H.; Houston, Nancy P.

    2010-01-01

    The NATO Human View is a system architectural viewpoint that focuses on the human as part of a system. Its purpose is to capture the human requirements and to inform on how the human impacts the system design. The viewpoint contains seven static models that include different aspects of the human element, such as roles, tasks, constraints, training and metrics. It also includes a Human Dynamics component to perform simulations of the human system under design. One of the static models, termed Human Networks, focuses on the human-to-human communication patterns that occur as a result of ad hoc or deliberate team formation, especially teams distributed across space and time. Parameters of human teams that effect system performance can be captured in this model. Human centered aspects of networks, such as differences in operational tempo (sense of urgency), priorities (common goal), and team history (knowledge of the other team members), can be incorporated. The information captured in the Human Network static model can then be included in the Human Dynamics component so that the impact of distributed teams is represented in the simulation. As the NATO militaries transform to a more networked force, the Human View architecture is an important tool that can be used to make recommendations on the proper mix of technological innovations and human interactions.

  20. Goal relevance as a quantitative model of human task relevance.

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    Tanner, James; Itti, Laurent

    2017-03-01

    The concept of relevance is used ubiquitously in everyday life. However, a general quantitative definition of relevance has been lacking, especially as pertains to quantifying the relevance of sensory observations to one's goals. We propose a theoretical definition for the information value of data observations with respect to a goal, which we call "goal relevance." We consider the probability distribution of an agent's subjective beliefs over how a goal can be achieved. When new data are observed, its goal relevance is measured as the Kullback-Leibler divergence between belief distributions before and after the observation. Theoretical predictions about the relevance of different obstacles in simulated environments agreed with the majority response of 38 human participants in 83.5% of trials, beating multiple machine-learning models. Our new definition of goal relevance is general, quantitative, explicit, and allows one to put a number onto the previously elusive notion of relevance of observations to a goal. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  1. ConCERNed for Humanity and Cine Club

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    2012-01-01

      Thursday 26 April 2012 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber Sicko By Michael Moore (USA, 2007) 123 min, original version English; French subtitles. Documentary look at health care in the United States as provided by profit-oriented health maintenance organizations (HMOs) compared to free, universal care in Canada, the U.K., and France. Moore contrasts U.S. media reports on Canadian care with the experiences of Canadians in hospitals and clinics there. He interviews patients and doctors in the U.K. about cost, quality, and salaries. He examines why Nixon promoted HMOs in 1971, and why the Clintons’ reform effort failed in the 1990s. He talks to U.S. ex-pats in Paris about French services, and he takes three 9/11 clean-up volunteers, who developed respiratory problems, to Cuba for care. He asks of Americans, “Who are we?” Organisation : ConCERNed for Humanity Club and CERN CineClub Projection from DVD – entrance free – for info: http://cern.ch/C...

  2. "You cannot eat rights": a qualitative study of views by Zambian HIV-vulnerable women, youth and MSM on human rights as public health tools.

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    Muzyamba, Choolwe; Broaddus, Elena; Campbell, Catherine

    2015-10-05

    Human rights approaches now dominate the HIV prevention landscape across sub-Saharan Africa, yet little is known about how they are viewed by the populations they are designed to serve. Health interventions are most effective when they resonate with the worldviews and interests of target groups. This study examined local Zambian understandings of human rights approaches to HIV-prevention among three highly HIV-vulnerable groups: women, youth, and men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM). Focus groups included 23 women, youth, and MSM who had participated in activities organized by local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) using rights-based approaches, and interviews included 10 Zambian employees of these NGOs. Topics included participants' experiences and views of the utility of these activities. Thematic analysis mapped out diverse ways participants viewed the concept of human rights in relation to HIV-prevention. Whilst NGO workers noted the need for human rights programs to address the complex drivers of the HIV epidemic, they struggled to tailor them to the Zambian context due to donor stipulations. Women program beneficiaries noted that the concept of human rights helped challenge harmful sexual practices and domestic abuse, and youth described rights-based approaches as more participatory than previous HIV-prevention efforts. However, they criticized the approach for conflicting with traditional values such as respect for elders and 'harmonious' marital relationships. They also critiqued it for threatening the social structures and relationships that they relied on for material survival, and for failing to address issues like poverty and unemployment. In contrast, MSM embraced the rights approach, despite being critical of its overly confrontational implementation. A rights-based approach seeks to tackle the symbolic drivers of HIV-its undeniable roots in cultural and religious systems of discrimination. Yet, it fails to resonate with youth and women's own

  3. [Human papillomaviruses].

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    Gross, G

    2003-10-01

    Human papillomaviruses (HPV) infect exclusively the basal cells of the skin and of mucosal epithelia adjacent to the skin such as the mouth, the upper respiratory tract, the lower genital tract and the anal canal. HPV does not lead to a viremia. Basically there are three different types of HPV infection: Clinically visible lesions, subclinical HPV infections and latent HPV infections. Distinct HPV types induce morphologically and prognostically different clinical pictures. The most common HPV associated benign tumor of the skin is the common wart. Infections of the urogenitoanal tract with specific HPV-types are recognised as the most frequent sexually transmitted viral infections. So-called "high-risk" HPV-types (HPV16, 18 and others) are regarded by the world health organisation as important risk-factors for the development of genital cancer (mainly cervical cancer), anal cancer and upper respiratory tract cancer in both genders. Antiviral substances with a specific anti-HPV effect are so far unknown. Conventional therapies of benign skin warts and of mucosal warts are mainly nonspecific. They comprise tissue-destroying therapies such as electrocautery, cryotherapy and laser. In addition cytotoxic substances such as podophyllotoxin and systemic therapy with retinoids are in use. Systemically and topically administered immunotherapies represent a new approach for treatment. Both interferons and particularly the recently developed imiquimod, an interferon-alpha and cytokine-inductor lead to better results and are better tolerated then conventional therapies. HPV-specific vaccines have been developed in the last 5 years and will be used in future for prevention and treatment of benign and malignant HPV-associated tumors of the genitoanal tract in both sexes.

  4. Health worker motivation in Africa: the role of non-financial incentives and human resource management tools

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    Imhoff Ingo

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is a serious human resource crisis in the health sector in developing countries, particularly in Africa. One of the challenges is the low motivation of health workers. Experience and the evidence suggest that any comprehensive strategy to maximize health worker motivation in a developing country context has to involve a mix of financial and non-financial incentives. This study assesses the role of non-financial incentives for motivation in two cases, in Benin and Kenya. Methods The study design entailed semi-structured qualitative interviews with doctors and nurses from public, private and NGO facilities in rural areas. The selection of health professionals was the result of a layered sampling process. In Benin 62 interviews with health professionals were carried out; in Kenya 37 were obtained. Results from individual interviews were backed up with information from focus group discussions. For further contextual information, interviews with civil servants in the Ministry of Health and at the district level were carried out. The interview material was coded and quantitative data was analysed with SPSS software. Results and discussion The study shows that health workers overall are strongly guided by their professional conscience and similar aspects related to professional ethos. In fact, many health workers are demotivated and frustrated precisely because they are unable to satisfy their professional conscience and impeded in pursuing their vocation due to lack of means and supplies and due to inadequate or inappropriately applied human resources management (HRM tools. The paper also indicates that even some HRM tools that are applied may adversely affect the motivation of health workers. Conclusion The findings confirm the starting hypothesis that non-financial incentives and HRM tools play an important role with respect to increasing motivation of health professionals. Adequate HRM tools can uphold and strengthen the

  5. 76 FR 11482 - Request for Comments on Human Subjects Protections in Scientific Studies

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    2011-03-02

    ... interested in commenting on this topic may submit comments by e-mail to info@bioethics.gov or by mail to the...@bioethics.gov . Additional information may be obtained at http://www.bioethics.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY...-mail to info@bioethics.gov , or by mail to the following address: Public Commentary, The...

  6. Processing advantages for consonance: A comparison between rats (Rattus norvegicus) and humans (Homo sapiens).

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    Crespo-Bojorque, Paola; Toro, Juan M

    2016-05-01

    Consonance is a salient perceptual feature in harmonic music associated with pleasantness. Besides being deeply rooted in how we experience music, research suggests consonant intervals are more easily processed than dissonant intervals. In the present work we explore from a comparative perspective if such processing advantage extends to more complex tasks such as the detection of abstract rules. We ran experiments on rule learning over consonant and dissonant intervals with nonhuman animals and human participants. Results show differences across species regarding the extent to which they benefit from differences in consonance. Animals learn abstract rules with the same ease independently of whether they are implemented over consonant intervals (Experiment 1), dissonant intervals (Experiment 2), or over a combination of them (Experiment 3). Humans, on the contrary, learn an abstract rule better when it is implemented over consonant (Experiment 4) than over dissonant intervals (Experiment 5). Moreover, their performance improves when there is a mapping between abstract categories defining a rule and consonant and dissonant intervals (Experiments 6 and 7). Results suggest that for humans, consonance might be used as a perceptual anchor for other cognitive processes as to facilitate the detection of abstract patterns. Lacking extensive experience with harmonic stimuli, nonhuman animals tested here do not seem to benefit from a processing advantage for consonant intervals. (PsycINFO Database Record

  7. Female-directed violence as a form of sexual coercion in humans (Homo sapiens).

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    Barbaro, Nicole; Shackelford, Todd K

    2016-11-01

    Male-perpetrated female-directed violence (FDV) may be associated with greater sexual access to a female. Accordingly, FDV is expected to be associated with greater copulation frequency. Research on nonhuman primates affirms this hypothesis, but no previous research has investigated this relationship in humans (Homo sapiens). The current research tests the hypothesis that FDV is associated with in-pair copulation frequency and, thus, may function as a form of sexual coercion. It was predicted that men who perpetrate FDV will secure more in-pair copulations than men who do not perpetrate violence (Prediction 1a), and that average monthly rates of FDV would positively correlate with in-pair copulation frequency (Prediction 1b). Male participants (n = 355) completed a survey, reporting limited demographic information (e.g., age, relationship length), in-pair copulation frequency, and history of physical violence perpetration. As predicted, violent men secured more in-pair copulations, on average, than nonviolent men, and monthly rates of violence positively correlated with in-pair copulation frequency. In humans, as in nonhuman primates, FDV by males may facilitate greater sexual access to a female. We discuss the implications of the current research for an evolutionary perspective on partner violence, and draw on research on nonhuman primates to highlight profitable avenues of research on FDV in humans. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).

  8. Free Speech and Human Rights: International Filmmaker Exchange as a Key Component For U.S. National Security and Promotion of U.S. and Global Values

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    2009-06-11

    Imagenation, in partnership with three American producers, according to chief executive Edward Borgerding, a former Wald Disney studios executive. In...a Myanmar-American develops a concept for a film. The concept is presented to the filmmaker exchange NGO (FEN) with criteria associated with the

  9. Data transformation from surfer to ARC/INFO(R)%ARC/INFO(R)接受Surfer图文数据的实现

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    胡良军; 杨勤科; 邵明安

    2000-01-01

    数据是地理信息系统(GIS)应用的核心.现实世界的数据具有普遍的多样性,关于GIS接受不同数据的研究已成为当前GIS研究中的一个难点和热点.本文根据通用GIS工具软件ARC/INFO接受外部空间数据的方式和图形分析软件Surfer的数据格式特征,运用特定的处理方法实现了由Surfer 格式数据向ARC/INFO矢量格式数据(Coverage)的转换,使ARC/INF O接受外部数据格式的范围拓宽,数据处理能力增强.

  10. Human Development Report 1991: Financing Human Development

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    United Nations Development Programme, UNDP

    1991-01-01

    Lack of political commitment rather than financial resources is often the real barrier to human development. This is the main conclusion of Human Development Report 1991 - the second in a series of annual reports on the subject.

  11. The golden triangle of human dignity: human security, human development and human rights

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    Gaay Fortman, B. de

    2004-01-01

    The success or failure of processes of democratization cannot be detached from processes of development related to the aspirations of people at the grassroots. Human rights, in a more theoretical terminology, require human development in order to enhance human security.

  12. Human-machine interactions

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    Forsythe, J. Chris; Xavier, Patrick G.; Abbott, Robert G.; Brannon, Nathan G.; Bernard, Michael L.; Speed, Ann E.

    2009-04-28

    Digital technology utilizing a cognitive model based on human naturalistic decision-making processes, including pattern recognition and episodic memory, can reduce the dependency of human-machine interactions on the abilities of a human user and can enable a machine to more closely emulate human-like responses. Such a cognitive model can enable digital technology to use cognitive capacities fundamental to human-like communication and cooperation to interact with humans.

  13. Animalistic Dehumanization of Older People by Younger Ones: Variations of Humanness Perceptions as a Function of a Target's Age.

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    Boudjemadi, Valérian; Demoulin, Stéphanie; Bastart, Jennifer

    2017-02-23

    The present work investigated associations of older people with humanness. Focusing on complementary approaches (attribute-based, metaphor-based, and target-based), 4 studies tested the hypothesis that older people are the targets of animalistic dehumanization. Using an emotional attribution task, Study 1 (N = 112) explored infrahumanization and shows that young participants attributed more uniquely human emotions to young people than to older ones. No such effect occurred with regards to nonuniquely human emotions. Results of Study 2 (N = 62) replicated this result using a lexical-decision task. Using the metaphor-based approach, Study 3 (N = 99) confirmed that older people's dehumanization is restricted to its animalistic form and does not extend to the mechanistic one. Finally, in Study 4 (N = 167), we used a target-based approach and showed that characteristics initially attributed to older people are perceived as denoting lesser humanness than when these same characteristics are associated with younger people. Results of the 4 studies provide evidence for an animalistic form of dehumanization of older people by younger ones. Limits, implications, and future research are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record

  14. Special Section: Human Rights

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    Frydenlund, Knut; And Others

    1978-01-01

    Eleven articles examine human rights in Europe. Topics include unemployment, human rights legislation, role of the Council of Europe in promoting human rights, labor unions, migrant workers, human dignity in industralized societies, and international violence. Journal available from Council of Europe, Directorate of Press and Information, 67006…

  15. Scalability of human models

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    Rodarius, C.; Rooij, L. van; Lange, R. de

    2007-01-01

    The objective of this work was to create a scalable human occupant model that allows adaptation of human models with respect to size, weight and several mechanical parameters. Therefore, for the first time two scalable facet human models were developed in MADYMO. First, a scalable human male was

  16. Visualizing Humans by Computer.

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    Magnenat-Thalmann, Nadia

    1992-01-01

    Presents an overview of the problems and techniques involved in visualizing humans in a three-dimensional scene. Topics discussed include human shape modeling, including shape creation and deformation; human motion control, including facial animation and interaction with synthetic actors; and human rendering and clothing, including textures and…

  17. The Human/Machine Humanities: A Proposal

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    Ollivier Dyens

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available What does it mean to be human in the 21st century? The pull of engineering on every aspect of our lives, the impact of machines on how we represent ourselves, the influence of computers on our understanding of free-will, individuality and species, and the effect of microorganisms on our behaviour are so great that one cannot discourse on humanity and humanities without considering their entanglement with technology and with the multiple new dimensions of reality that it opens up. The future of humanities should take into account AI, bacteria, software, viruses (both organic and inorganic, hardware, machine language, parasites, big data, monitors, pixels, swarms systems and the Internet. One cannot think of humanity and humanities as distinct from technology anymore.

  18. From Human Past to Human Future

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    Robert G. Bednarik

    2013-01-01

    This paper begins with a refutation of the orthodox model of final Pleistocene human evolution, presenting an alternative, better supported account of this crucial phase. According to this version, the transition from robust to gracile humans during that period is attributable to selective breeding rather than natural selection, rendered possible by the exponential rise of culturally guided volitional choices. The rapid human neotenization coincides with the development of numerous somatic an...

  19. ISS Payload Human Factors

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    Ellenberger, Richard; Duvall, Laura; Dory, Jonathan

    2016-01-01

    The ISS Payload Human Factors Implementation Team (HFIT) is the Payload Developer's resource for Human Factors. HFIT is the interface between Payload Developers and ISS Payload Human Factors requirements in SSP 57000. ? HFIT provides recommendations on how to meet the Human Factors requirements and guidelines early in the design process. HFIT coordinates with the Payload Developer and Astronaut Office to find low cost solutions to Human Factors challenges for hardware operability issues.

  20. Has Human Evolution Stopped?

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    TEMPLETON, Alan R

    2010-01-01

    It has been argued that human evolution has stopped because humans now adapt to their environment via cultural evolution and not biological evolution. However, all organisms adapt to their environment, and humans are no exception. Culture defines much of the human environment, so cultural evolution has actually led to adaptive evolution in humans. Examples are given to illustrate the rapid pace of adaptive evolution in response to cultural innovations. These adaptive responses have important ...