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  1. Edificios Vermont, Ginebra. Torre Vermont

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    Bordigoni, A.

    1957-11-01

    Full Text Available La Compañía Inmobiliaria Vermont ha construido dos edificios —Torre Vermont y Vermont Parc— formando una unidad articulada. Su edificación obedece al plan general de habilitación de un nuevo barrio de diez mil habitantes, emplazado en el sector del Petit-Saconnex, de la ciudad de Ginebra, constituyendo el enlace urbano y verde entre el centro de la ciudad y el barrio internacional de la O.N.U.

  2. Comunidad internacional y Derecho Internacional

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    Bou Franch, Valentín

    2017-01-01

    PowerPoint del Tema 1 de la asignatura "Derecho Internacional Público". Curso 2017-18 Lección 1. Comunidad internacional y Derecho Internacional: 1.- La Comunidad internacional: evolución histórica y configuración actual. 2.- Incidencia de la estructura de la Comunidad internacional en el ordenamiento jurídico internacional. 3.- Concepto y caracteres del Derecho Internacional Público.

  3. Vermont Designated Natural Areas

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Under Natural Areas Law (10 Vermont Statutes Annotated, Chapter 83 � 2607) the FPR commissioner, with the approval of the governor, may designate and set aside areas...

  4. VT - Vermont Health Districts

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The Office of Local Health carries out the Vermont Department of Health’s mission to protect and optimize the health and wellbeing of its citizenry by supporting a...

  5. Vermont Natural Resources Atlas

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The purpose of the�Natural Resources Atlas�is to provide geographic information about environmental features and sites that the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources...

  6. Hotelaria internacional

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    Carrasqueira, Helder

    2016-01-01

    O presente working paper faz parte de um trabalho que prossegue na área da hotelaria internacional e que apresenta: as Grandes cadeias e formas de expansão internacional; a afirmação das marcas internacionais; o desempenho da indústria e tendências de evolução; análise da concorrência; que lugar para a hotelaria independente.

  7. VT - Vermont Rational Service Areas

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Data Layer Name: Vermont Rational Service Areas (RSAs)Alternate Name: Vermont RSAsOverview:Rational Service Areas (RSAs), originally developed in 2001 and revised in...

  8. VT - Healthy Vermonters 2020 Data Explorer

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Healthy Vermonters 2020 Improving the Health of Vermonters Our state has a long history of improving public health. Vermont was named the #1 healthiest state for the...

  9. Enterprising future for Oxford

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    George Smith

    2002-01-01

    The aims of the Department of Materials at Oxford University stretch from cutting edge research to encouraging knowledge of materials at school level. At a time when some traditional scientific disciplines are seeing student numbers fall, materials science — and Oxford Materials — is gaining a higher profile than ever before.

  10. Penal Internacional

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    Jean Carlo Mejía Azuero

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este espacio trataremos de mostrar desde la visión del Estatuto de Roma del 17 de julio de 1998 y la sentencia C- 578 del 2002, cuáles son las verdaderas perspectivas de aplicación de la CPI en relación a las fuerzas armadas de Colombia. Cabe la pena anotar e insistir, que nos referiremos en adelante en la responsabilidad individual de miembros de la fuerza pública, ya que éste principio es fundamental para la comprensión del tema. Abocaremos en consideración la normatividad que consideramos puede repercutir en un posible juzgamiento de militares y policías por parte de la nueva Corte internacional.

  11. roadsidemarkers.vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Roadside Historic Site Marker program has proven an effective way to commemorate Vermont’s many people, events, and places of regional, statewide, or national...

  12. New Oxford style manual

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    2012-01-01

    The New Oxford Style Manual brings together two essential reference works in a single volume: New Hart's Rules and the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors. New Hart's Rules, Oxford's definitive guide to style, consists of 20 chapters that provide authoritative and expert advice on how to prepare copy for publication. Topics covered include how to use italic, roman, and other type treatments, numbers and dates, law and legal references, illustrations, notes and references, and bibliographies. The guidelines are complemented by the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, which features 25,000 alphabetically arranged entries giving authoritative advice on those words and names which raise questions time and time again because of spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, or cultural and historical context. Entries give full coverage of recommended spellings, variant forms, confusable words, hyphenation, capitalization, foreign and specialist terms, proper names, and abbreviations. The dictionary a...

  13. VT - Vermont Social Vulnerability Index

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Social vulnerability refers to the resilience of communities when responding to or recovering from threats to public health. The Vermont Social Vulnerability Index...

  14. Surficial Geologic Map of Rutland, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital data from VG09-7 Van Hoesen, J., 2009, Surficial Geologic Map of Rutland, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open-File Report VG09-7, 9 plates, scale...

  15. Surficial Geologic Map of Weathersfield, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital data from VG2017-5 Wright, S. F., 2017, Surficial Geology and Hydrogeology of the Town of Weathersfield, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report...

  16. Oxford exploding spires.

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    Guest, I

    1974-05-01

    Barbara Ward in her keynote address to the Conference on Exploding Cities, held in Oxford England, made the point that the current problems of the cities can only worsen as the world's population doubles by the year 2000 and the worst hit will be the cities of the developing nations. Between 1950 and 2000 urban populations will rise from 500 million to 1000 million, but the equivalent rise in the 3rd world will be from 500 million to 2200 million. The Conference was more successful in identifying the problems and their causes than in proposing solutions. The inadequacy of urban transport was emphasized repeatedly. Crime emerges as another urban headache. Pollution was another popular theme, and shanties were thoroughly examined. Positive proposals too often took the form of self-evident truths. In all cases the message is clear: the 1st prerequisite to urban planning is central control and, if necessary, public ownership of land. A succession of speakers advocated more self-help for the communities which have emerged on the periphery of so many urban centers. Elizabeth Jelin, from Buenos Aires, argued that these communities -- and shanty towns are the most obvious manifestation -- should no longer be viewed as marginal. They perform essential services, especially in terms of employment, and cannot be moved without severe disruption. Self-help was the beacon held up to delegates, despite the warnings that it would lead to complacency on the part of authorities.

  17. Derecho Internacional Humanitario

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    Juan Manuel Valcárcel Torres

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Para lograr conocer si Colombia cumple los compromisos internacionales en materia de respeto y aplicación de las normas del Derecho Internacional Humanitario, se debe primero establecer si en realidad se dan los supuestos para ello, lo cual permitirá establecer el riesgo de responsabilidad internacional del Estado. La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos ha solicitado la condena de Colombia por violación al Derecho Internacional Humanitario, y aun cuando la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos no ha accedido a ello, el primer paso está dado, motivo por el cual se debe precaver de cualquier riesgo en este sentido. Por la misma vía, al momento en que se haga viable la competencia de la Corte Penal Internacional frente a Colombia, se presentará igualmente la situación, no ya de condena del Estado, pero si su compromiso a nivel de imagen internacional como país irrespetuoso de las normas del Derecho Internacional Humanitario, motivo por el cual también se debe evitar este preciso riesgo En fin, se trata de resaltar la necesidad del cumplimiento por parte del Estado colombiano respecto a las normas internas que reprimen conductas atentatorias contra el Derecho Internacional Humanitario, con miras a evitar ver comprometida la responsabilidad e imagen de Colombia ante la comunidad internacional

  18. The Vermont transportation energy report : Vermont Clean Cities Coalition.

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    2010-08-01

    The mission of the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition (VCCC) is to reduce the states reliance on : fossil fuels for transportation. This annual report provides policy makers with relevant and : timely data on the status of fuel consumption, vehicle pu...

  19. VT - Vermont Hospital Service Areas

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Hospital service areas (HSAs) are organized by towns and are based on inpatient discharges where the diagnosis indicated the need for immediate care. Plurality...

  20. VT - Vermont Heat Vulnerability Index

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — This map shows: The overall vulnerability of each town to heat related illness. This index is a composite of the following themes: Population Theme, Socioeconomic...

  1. Vermont Physical Landscape Diversity Blocks

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Act 174 requires plans to identify potential areas for the development and siting of renewable energy resources and areas that are unsuitable for siting those...

  2. Vermont Highest Priority Connectivity Blocks

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Act 174 requires plans to identify potential areas for the development and siting of renewable energy resources and areas that are unsuitable for siting those...

  3. Bedrock geologic map of Vermont

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    Ratcliffe, Nicholas M.; Stanley, Rolfe S.; Gale, Marjorie H.; Thompson, Peter J.; Walsh, Gregory J.; With contributions by Hatch, Norman L.; Rankin, Douglas W.; Doolan, Barry L.; Kim, Jonathan; Mehrtens, Charlotte J.; Aleinikoff, John N.; McHone, J. Gregory; Cartography by Masonic, Linda M.

    2011-01-01

    The Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont is the result of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the State of Vermont. The State's complex geology spans 1.4 billion years of Earth's history. The new map comes 50 years after the most recent map of the State by Charles G. Doll and others in 1961 and a full 150 years since the publication of the first geologic map of Vermont by Edward Hitchcock and others in 1861. At a scale of 1:100,000, the map shows an uncommon level of detail for State geologic maps. Mapped rock units are primarily based on lithology, or rock type, to facilitate derivative studies in multiple disciplines. The 1961 map was compiled from 1:62,500-scale or smaller maps. The current map was created to integrate more detailed (1:12,000- to 1:24,000-scale) modern and older (1:62,500-scale) mapping with the theory of plate tectonics to provide a framework for geologic, tectonic, economic, hydrogeologic, and environmental characterization of the bedrock of Vermont. The printed map consists of three oversize sheets (52 x 76 inches). Sheets 1 and 2 show the southern and northern halves of Vermont, respectively, and can be trimmed and joined so that the entire State can be displayed as a single entity. These sheets also include 10 cross sections and a geologic structure map. Sheet 3 on the front consists of descriptions of 486 map units, a correlation of map units, and references cited. Sheet 3 on the back features a list of the 195 sources of geologic map data keyed to an index map of 7.5-minute quadrangles in Vermont, as well as a table identifying ages of rocks dated by uranium-lead zircon geochronology.

  4. Residential Energy Efficiency Potential: Vermont

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    Wilson, Eric J [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2017-11-22

    Energy used by Vermont single-family homes that can be saved through cost-effective improvements. Prepared by Eric Wilson and Noel Merket, NREL, and Erin Boyd, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis.

  5. Surficial Geologic Map of the Bristol Quadrangle, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital data from VG13-2 Springston, G, and Kim, J, 2013, Surficial Geologic Map of the Bristol Quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report...

  6. Surficial Geologic Map of the Town of Randolph, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital data from VG10-2 Wright, S., Larsen, F., and Springston, G., 2010,�Surficial Geologic Map of the Town of Randolph, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey...

  7. Geology and hydrogeology of the Town of Calais, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital data from VG2016-1 Springston, G., Kim, J., Gale. M. and Thomas, E., 2016, Geology and hydrogeology of the Town of Calais, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey...

  8. internacional en Veracruz

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    Francis Mestries Benquet

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En este articulo se analizan las causas y los efectos socioeconómicos de la migración internacional de los campesinos cafeticultores de la cuenca Jalapa-Coatepec en el estado de Veracruz. Veracruz se ha convertido en los últimos años en uno de los estados que expulsa más mano de obra a los Estados Unidos. La crisis de las actividades agrícolas e industriales tradicionales del estado y los efectos regionales de la crisis cafetalera internacional son los determinantes macroeconómicos principales de los flujos migratorios en esta región. Se exploran las condiciones del proceso migratorio, el perfil sociodemográfico de los migrantes, el monto y uso de las remesas y los cambios producidos por la crisis cafetalera y la migración masiva internacional en la economía doméstica y la estructura productiva agraria. Finalmente, se indaga la situación de las mujeres que permanecen en Veracruz y se recalcan sus dificultades para enfrentar su nuevo papel de jefas de familia de facto pero no de jure

  9. 75 FR 64303 - Vermont Marble Power, Division of Omya Inc.; Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice...

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    2010-10-19

    ..., Division of Omya Inc. (transferor) and Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (transferee) filed an... Energy Regulatory Commission Vermont Marble Power, Division of Omya Inc.; Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Application of Transfer of Licenses, Substitution of Relicense Applicant, and...

  10. The Port Oxford meteorite hoax

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    Plotkin, H.

    1993-09-01

    An account is given of the solving of a longstanding mystery concerning the true origin of pallasite (stony-iron) meteorite fragments which John Evans claimed to have taken from a 10-ton object in the vicinity of the Rogue River mountains, near Port Oxford, Oregon. Elemental analyses have established that the fragments were taken from the Imilac/Ilimaes meteorite field in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

  11. Bedrock Geologic Map of Woodstock, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG06-4 Thompson, P. J., 2006, Bedrock Geologic Map of Woodstock, Vermont: VGS Open-File Report VG06-4, scale 1:24,000. The bedrock geologic map...

  12. Review of the Oxford Cryocooler

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    Davey, G.

    1990-01-01

    The Oxford Cryocooler incorporates a linear drive compressor operating close to resonance. All dynamic seals are noncontacting clearance seals maintained by mounting the piston and displacer on mechanical suspension systems with infinite fatigue life. The displacer is pneumatically driven but controlled by a miniature linear motor. The cooler is therefore nonwearing and performance can be maintained even in adverse environments by servo control of piston and displacer strokes and relative phase. Split and integral, single- and two-stage coolers have been produced with operating temperatures between 30 K and 200 K, refrigeration powers between 50 mW and several watts and capable of operating in ambient temperatures from -40 C to 70 C. A current project aims to extend the refrigeration power to 500 watts at 80 K. Experimental optimisation techniques have been devised for rapid development of high efficiency coolers

  13. Drive Electric Vermont Case Study

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    Wagner, Fred [Energetics Incorporated, Columbia, MD (United States); Roberts, Dave [Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), Burlington, VT (United States); Francfort, Jim [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); White, Sera [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2016-03-01

    Currently in the United States, the heavy majority of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales have been in highly conducive, selected, metropolitan areas; opposed to more broad distribution across the country. The U.S. Department of Energy’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge is looking carefully at the barriers and opportunities that exist to enable small and midsize communities to partake in the PEV market and benefit from the economic and environmental advantages of PEVs. In order to gain insight into these challenges and barriers, DOE selected a success story (i.e., Drive Electric Vermont) as the subject of this case study, as the state of Vermont is tied with Detroit, Michigan in having the highest percentage of 2014 (most recent complete data) PEV registrations for cold weather U.S. cities and has seen more than a sixfold increase in charging stations over the last three years. The overall objective of this case study was to use the lessons learned from Drive Electric Vermont to determine what activities are most effective at encouraging acquisitions of PEVs and deployment of charging infrastructure in small to midsize communities, prioritizing and sequencing their implementation, identifying robust means for extrapolation, and applying this understanding to other small to midsize communities across the nation. The Drive Electric Vermont Program was formed in 2012 with a goal of increasing the use of electrified transportation in Vermont through policy development, education and outreach, and infrastructure development. The Drive Electric Vermont Program can be broadly broken into four components: (1) strategic planning/leadership, (2) stakeholder/partnership development, (3) education and outreach, and (4) incentives. The early phases of the program focused heavily on strategic planning, and stakeholder and partnership development, followed by a transition to education and outreach activities, charging infrastructure development, and grant and incentive programs

  14. BREAD LOAF ROADLESS AREA, VERMONT.

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    Slack, John F.; Bitar, Richard F.

    1984-01-01

    On the basis of mineral-resource survey the Bread Loaf Roadless Area, Vermont, is considered to have probable resource potential for the occurrence of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits of copper, zinc, and lead, particularly in the north and northeastern section of the roadless area. Nonmetallic commodities include minor deposits of sand and gravel, and abundant rock suitable for crushing. However, large amounts of these materials in more accessible locations are available outside the roadless area. A possibility exists that oil or natural gas resources may be present at great depth.

  15. Vermont Marble Company, Proctor, Vermont: Otter Creek hydroelectric feasibility report

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    1979-02-01

    Vermont Marble Company (VMCO) owns and operates four hydroelectric projects in a 50-mile reach of Otter Creek in west central Vermont. This study concerns three of the installations - Center Rutland, Beldens, and Huntington Falls. The fourth site is known as Proctor and will be studied separately. All four plants operate as run-of-river stations, and the limited reservoir storage capacity places severe limitations on any other type of operation. The plants are presently operating at much lower outputs than can be obtained, because they do not use the available discharge and head. The results show that, under the assumptions made in this study, Beldens and Huntington Falls can be economically improved. The rehabilitation of the Center Rutland plant did not look economically attractive. However, the improvement of Center Rutland should not be eliminated from further consideration, because it could become economically attractive if the cost of energy starts escalating at a rate of around 10% per year. The study included a brief appraisal of the existing generating facilities and condition of existing concrete structures, a geological reconnaissance of the sites, analysis of the power potential, flood studies, technical and economic investigations and comparative evaluations of the alternatives for developing the streamflow for power generation, selection of the most suitable alternative, financial analysis, preparation of drawings, and preparation of detailed quantity and cost estimates.

  16. EL ENTORNO INTERNACIONAL

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    Alberto Romero

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available La división internacional del trabajo experimentó cambios trascendentales en su estructura durante el siglo XX, jalonados por impresionantes avances tecnológicos durante las décadas que siguieron a la segunda guerra mundial. El mapa político surgido de la conflagración mundial condujo a la conformación de dos campos antagónicos: el socialista y el capitalista, los cuales ejercieron gran influencia en el avance del conocimiento. Con el derrumbe del sistema socialista la economía de mercado salió fortalecida, intensificándose el proceso de globalización a nivel planetario, sin que ello condujese a disminuir la brecha entre un pequeño grupo de potencias tecnológicamente desarrolladas y la mayoría de países del mundo. En este sentido, el entorno internacional sigue caracterizándose por la participación desigual de los diferentes grupos de países en los principales indicadores de la economía mundial, especialmente en aquellos relacionados con las tecnologías de punta, lo cual ha impedido disminuir el atraso socioeconómico en los llamados países en desarrollo. Igualmente, el modelo consumista adoptado por las naciones desarrolladas ha dado como resultado el creciente deterioro del medio ambiente y el agotamiento de los recursos naturales, poniendo en peligro la calidad de vida de las futuras generaciones.

  17. Jurisdicción internacional

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    Fernando A. Urioste Braga

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available El ejercicio de la función jurisdiccional en el Derecho Internacional Público es hoydía uno de los temas de mayor actualidad. En el mes de junio de 1998, se realizó en Roma una conferencia internacional para aprobar la creación de un Tribunal Internacional Penal Permanente; están actuando en La Haya, además de la Corte Internacional de Justicia, que forma parte del sistema de Naciones Unidas, los Tribunales Internacionales Penales para la ex Yugoslavia y el especial escocés, para considerar el atentado terrorista en el caso Lockerbie (avión de la Pan-Am caído en Escocia; el Tribunal Internacional Penal para Ruanda y en Hamburgo el Tribunal Internacional de Derecho del Mar. Finalmente el caso del General Augusto Pinochet que ha conmocionado a la opinión pública mundial, ha planteado un problema concreto de jurisdicción internacional, entre la jurisdicción de Chile y la de los tribunales de España que reclaman para entender en crímenes ocurridos en Chile. (...

  18. Oxford MDM-2 magnetic spectrometer

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    Pringle, D.M.; Catford, W.N.; Winfield, J.S.; Lewis, D.G.; Jelley, N.A.; Allen, K.W.; Coupland, J.H.

    1986-05-01

    A new high resolution magnetic spectrometer - the Oxford MDM-2 spectrometer - has been designed, installed and tested. The layout of the magnetic elements is in the order: entrance sextupole and multipole, gradient-field dipole and exit multipole. The device has a ''normal'' focal plane, and the 1.6 m radius dipole magnet has a maximum mass-energy product of 315 MeV amu. At the maximum solid angle of 8 msr, the ratio of energies that can be accepted by the spectrometer (Esub(max)/Esub(min)) is 1.31. Precise measurements have been performed on the magnetic elements. The dipole magnet has very low hysteresis and field integral errors that amount to less than 1 part in 10/sup 4/. After some in situ modifications the field distributions of the magnets closely approximated the original design specifications. On-line tests with various ion-beams have revealed the optimum setting for each element. These are close to theoretical predictions from the program RAYTRACE, incorporating the parameterised results of the magnetic measurements. An aberration limited resolution (E/..delta..E) of greater than 3000 has been observed at 8 msr solid angle.

  19. Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional

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    Carrillo Salcedo, Juan Antonio

    2000-09-01

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    La aparición de un nuevo consenso internacional en torno a las nociones de derechos humanos y democracia, como valores generalmente aceptados por la comunidad de naciones en su conjunto, y la afirmación de que el ser humano es titular de derechos propios, oponibles jurídicamente a todos los Estados, constituyen extraordinarias innovaciones que hacen que, a diferencia del Derecho internacional clásico, la persona no pueda seguir siendo considerada como un mero objeto del Derecho internacional.

  20. Optimization of snow removal in Vermont.

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    2013-08-01

    The purpose of this report is to document the research activi : ties performed under project SPR : - : RAC : - : 727 for the : State of Vermont, Agency of Transportation, Materials & Research Section entitled Optimization of Snow Removal : in Verm...

  1. Vermont Highest Priority Interior Forest Blocks

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Act 174 requires plans to identify potential areas for the development and siting of renewable energy resources and areas that are unsuitable for siting those...

  2. The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative: Final Technical Report

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    Callahan, Chris [Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Montpelier, VT (United States); Sawyer, Scott [Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Montpelier, VT (United States); Kahler, Ellen [Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Montpelier, VT (United States)

    2016-11-30

    The purpose of the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative (VBI) was to foster the development of sustainable, distributed, small-scale biodiesel and grass/mixed fiber industries in Vermont in order to produce bioenergy for local transportation, agricultural, and thermal applications, as a replacement for fossil fuel based energy. The VBI marked the first strategic effort to reduce Vermont’s dependency on petroleum through the development of homegrown alternatives.

  3. 76 FR 19148 - Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC, Vermont Yankee Nuclear...

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    2011-04-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC, Vermont Yankee Nuclear... (10 CFR), Section 2.206, ``Requests for Action under this Subpart,'' the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory...

  4. Bedrock Geologic Map of Charlotte,�Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG09-5 Gale, M., Kim, J., Earle, H., Clark, A., Smith, T., and Petersen, K., 2009, Bedrock Geologic Map of Charlotte, Vermont: VGS Open-File Report...

  5. VT Biodiversity Project - Representative Landscapes in Vermont polygons

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — (Link to Metadata) This coverage represents the results of an analysis of landscape diversity in Vermont. Polygons in the dataset represent as much as possible (in a...

  6. Digital bedrock geologic map of the Cavendish quadrangle, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG95-203A Ratcliffe, NM, 1995,�Digital bedrock geologic map of the Cavendish quadrangle, Vermont: USGS Open-File Report 95-203, 2 plates, scale...

  7. Bedrock Geologic Map of the Hinesburg Quadrangle, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from Thompson, P., Thompson, T.B., and Doolan, B., 2004, Bedrock Geology of the Hinesburg quadrangle, Vermont. The bedrock geologic map data at a scale...

  8. Surficial Geologic Map of the Southern Two-Thirds of the Woodbury Quadrangle, Vermont, Washington County, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital data from VG2015-3 Springston, G, Thomas, E, and Kim, J, 2015,�Surficial Geologic Map of the Southern Two-Thirds of the Woodbury Quadrangle, Vermont,...

  9. Book Review: Die Oxford Kortspelgids | Ponelis | Lexikos

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    Book Title: Die Oxford Kortspelgids. Book Author: A.S. Coetser. 1ste uitgawe 1993, ix + 379 pp. ISBN 0-19-570802-4. Kaapstad: Oxford University Press. Full Text: EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT · AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL.

  10. Mercadotecnia internacional: instrumento para el comercio global

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    Elizabeth Guadalupe Ramírez Moreno; Moisés Carranza Aranda

    2013-01-01

    La investigación tiene por objeto analizar la mercadotecnia internacional y sus contribuciones al comercio internacional. En muchas empresas toman la decisión de expandir su producción hacia otro u otros países. Así mismo sin embargo hay factores que se deben de tomar en cuenta antes de competir en un mercado hacia el extranjero. Todos los temas referentes del marketing internacional se han expandido en su ámbito internacional.

  11. Leadership Styles of Oxford House Officers.

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    Komer, Anne C; Jason, Leonard A; Harvey, Ronald; Olson, Brad

    Oxford House recovery homes are unusual compared to most recovery homes in that they function entirely without the use of staff; instead members are elected to officer positions. The aim of this study was to perform preliminary analysis of the types of leadership styles utilized by members of oxford house. Twentynine house residents of five Oxford Houses were asked to rate their own leadership styles using the leader behavior description questionnaire and the multifactor leader questionnaire. Results showed that participants were more likely to use person-oriented behaviors above task-oriented actions. Transformational leadership was associated with higher outcomes than Transactional leadership. Implications for future research are discussed.

  12. 75 FR 39057 - Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC; Vermont Yankee Nuclear...

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    2010-07-07

    .... Michael Mulligan, February 8, 2010, from Mr. Raymond Shadis, and February 20, 2010, from Mr. Thomas... action with regard to the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station. Mr. Mulligan requested in his petition...

  13. The 1992 Vermont recreation survey and environmental index: Vermonters' perceptions of recreational and environmental issues in Vermont

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    Kevin R. Wiberg; Frederick E. Schmidt; Robert E. Manning; Susan Bulmer

    1995-01-01

    In 1992, Vermonters rated the state's recreational resources a "B-" with a corresponding grade of "B" for the quality of the state's environment. Scenic resources continued to be rated most highly as were state trails and commercial recreation establishments. Concern for water resource quality, solid and toxic waste disposal, acid rain,...

  14. Changes in breast cancer risk distribution among Vermont women using screening mammography.

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    Bolton, Kenyon C; Mace, John L; Vacek, Pamela M; Herschorn, Sally D; James, Ted A; Tice, Jeffrey A; Kerlikowske, Karla; Geller, Berta M; Weaver, Donald L; Sprague, Brian L

    2014-08-01

    Screening mammography utilization in Vermont has declined since 2009 during a time of changing screening guidelines and increased interest in personalized screening regimens. This study evaluates whether the breast cancer risk distribution of the state's screened population changed during the observed decline. We examined the breast cancer risk distribution among screened women between 2001 and 2012 using data from the Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System. We estimated each screened woman's 5-year risk of breast cancer using the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium risk calculator. Annual screening counts by risk group were normalized and age-adjusted to the Vermont female population by direct standardization. The normalized rate of low-risk (5-year breast cancer risk of screened increased 8.3% per year (95% confidence interval [CI] = 4.8 to 11.9) between 2003 and 2008 and then declined by -5.4% per year (95% CI = -8.1 to -2.6) until 2012. When stratified by age group, the rate of low-risk women screened declined -4.4% per year (95% CI = -8.8 to 0.1; not statistically significant) for ages 40 to 49 years and declined a statistically significant -7.1% per year (95% CI = -12.1 to -2.0) for ages 50 to 74 years during 2008 to 2012. These declines represented the bulk of overall decreases in screening after 2008, with rates for women categorized in higher risk levels generally exhibiting small annual changes. The observed decline in women screened in Vermont in recent years is largely attributable to reductions in screening visits by women who are at low risk of developing breast cancer. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  15. The Logical Tragedy of Benson, Vermont.

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    Gatto, John Taylor

    1998-01-01

    The little town of Benson, Vermont, set a national record by voting down its proposed school budget 12 times. This paper reviews the facts leading up to the situation, providing the Benson residents' point of view, which was that they did not regard the system as their own and they felt that taxpayers' money was being wasted by the system. (SM)

  16. The economic importance of Vermont's sawtimber

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    Joseph A. Michaels; M. Brian Stone; Paul E. Sendak; Paul E. Sendak

    1986-01-01

    This paper concentrates on the potential economic importance of Vermont's sawtimber. The timber industry employed over 9,000 workers in 1980, and the value of stumpage cut that year was worth approximately $459 million to the State's economy. Preliminary resurvey data indicate that sawtimber inventory now exceeds 14 billion board feet. Yet, sawtimber removals...

  17. The University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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    Kaufman, Martin

    This study of the origin and history of the University of Vermont College of Medicine begins with the appointment of John Pomeroy to the faculty in 1804, and traces the years that followed. Chiefly concerned with the individuals who were involved, it is a case study of the responses of one small medical school to reform movements, and its ability…

  18. A sugar maple planting study in Vermont

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    Harry W. Yawney; Clayton M., Jr. Carl; Clayton M. Carl

    1970-01-01

    Past attempts to establish sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) by planting have generally met with little success. The failures have been blamed mainly on competition by other vegetation and on damage done by animals. Finding an effective way to establish sugar maple seedlings is a key part in the research being carried on in Vermont by the USDA Forest Service to...

  19. Forest wildlife habitat statistics for Vermont--1983

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    Robert T. Brooks; Thomas S. Frieswyk; Anne M. Malley; Anne M. Malley

    1987-01-01

    A statistical report on the first forest wildlife habitat survey of Vermont (1983). Findings are displayed in 67 tables covering forest area, landscape patterns, mast potential, standing dead and cavity trees, and lesser woody stemmed vegetation. Data are presented at county and/or unit and state levels of resolution.

  20. Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont - Dikes

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The bedrock geology was last mapped at a statewide scale 50 years ago at a scale of 1:250,000 (Doll and others, 1961). The 1961 map was compiled from 1:62,500-scale...

  1. 50 CFR 32.65 - Vermont.

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    2010-10-01

    ... (including Long Marsh Bay, Patrick Marsh, and Charcoal Creek), the Long Marsh Channel and Metcalfe Island... land on the west and a Vermont wildlife management area on the east. a. Conditions A1i(a-f) apply. iii... require a hunting permit for scouting. iv. Junior Waterfowl Hunting Area encompasses Long Marsh Bay...

  2. Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont - Units

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The bedrock geology was last mapped at a statewide scale 50 years ago at a scale of 1:250,000 (Doll and others, 1961). The 1961 map was compiled from 1:62,500-scale...

  3. Barre City, Vermont Accounts for Climate Change within a Brownfield Redevelopment Plan

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    The Summer Street Housing Limited Partnership, a partnership between the Central Vermont Community Land Trust (CVCLT) and the non-profit Housing Vermont, sought to redevelop a brownfields* site in Barre, Vermont.

  4. Surficial geology of the Cabot 7 1/2 minute quadrangle, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital data from VG2016-3 Springston, G., 2016, Surficial geology of the Cabot 7 1/2 minute quadrangle, Vermont:�Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report...

  5. The Oxford handbook of economic inequality

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    Salverda, W.; Nolan, B.; Smeeding, T.M.

    2009-01-01

    The essential guide for students and researchers interested in economic inequality Contains 27 original research contributions from the top names in economic inequality. The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality presents a new and challenging analysis of economic inequality, focusing primarily on

  6. Mercadotecnia internacional: instrumento para el comercio global

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    Elizabeth Guadalupe Ramírez Moreno

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available La investigación tiene por objeto analizar la mercadotecnia internacional y sus contribuciones al comercio internacional. En muchas empresas toman la decisión de expandir su producción hacia otro u otros países. Así mismo sin embargo hay factores que se deben de tomar en cuenta antes de competir en un mercado hacia el extranjero. Todos los temas referentes del marketing internacional se han expandido en su ámbito internacional.

  7. University of Vermont Center for Biomedical Imaging

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    Bernstein, Dr. Ira [University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

    2013-08-02

    This grant was awarded in support of Phase 2 of the University of Vermont Center for Biomedical Imaging. Phase 2 outlined several specific aims including: The development of expertise in MRI and fMRI imaging and their applications The acquisition of peer reviewed extramural funding in support of the Center The development of a Core Imaging Advisory Board, fee structure and protocol review and approval process.

  8. Oxford House Recovery Homes: Characteristics and Effectiveness

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    Jason, Leonard A.; Ferrari, Joseph R.

    2010-01-01

    One of the largest examples of a community-based, mutual-help residential community for high risk substance abuse individuals is Oxford House. In the U.S., over 9,800 people live in these self-run dwellings where they obtain jobs, pay utility bills, and learn to be responsible citizens. Beginning with one single rented residence in the mid 1970s, Oxford Houses now number over 1,300. These rented homes are helping to deal with drug addiction and community re-entry by providing stable housing without any limits on length of stay, a network of job opportunities, and support for abstinence. An exploration of the research on these unique settings highlights the strengths of such a community-based approach to addressing addiction. New roles for psychologists in working with these types of support systems are identified. PMID:20577571

  9. The Manchester?Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ)

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    Morley, D.; Jenkinson, C.; Doll, H.; Lavis, G.; Sharp, R.; Cooke, P.; Dawson, J.

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: The Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ) is a validated 16-item, patient-reported outcome measure for evaluating outcomes of foot or ankle surgery. The original development of the instrument identified three domains. This present study examined whether the three domains could legitimately be summed to provide a single summary index score. METHODS: The MOXFQ and Short-Form (SF)-36 were administered to 671 patients before surgery of the foot or ankle. Data from the three dom...

  10. Early Experiences Implementing Voluntary School District Mergers in Vermont

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    Rogers, John D.; Glesner, Talia J.; Meyers, Herman W.

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the implementation of an initiative to encourage voluntary school district mergers in Vermont. The law was intended to increase educational opportunities for Vermont students while reducing costs. Three research activities were conducted to understand how districts and supervisory unions around the state responded to the new…

  11. Vermont stumpage price trends revisited: with comparisons to New Hampshire

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    Paul E. Sendak; Thom J. McEvoy

    2013-01-01

    Our objective was to describe the trends of Vermont stumpage prices for major sawtimber species and products over the approximately last quarter century and propose a likely explanation of changes that we observed. Annual percentage rates of change (APR) were estimated for 10 forest products in Vermont from the third quarter of 1981 (1981Q3) to the first quarter of...

  12. Time series analysis of travel trends in Vermont

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    Varna M. Ramaswamy; Walter F. Kuentzel

    1995-01-01

    Vermont's travel and tourism industry is not keeping pace with the nation-wide growth in the travel industry. While travel indicators such as domestic travel expenditures, tourism generated employment, payroll and tax receipts have been steadily increasing across the United States, these indicators in Vermont peaked in 1978 and have declined ever since. The state...

  13. 76 FR 44376 - Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to...

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    2011-07-25

    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50-271, NRC-2011-0168] Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power... Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has granted the request of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station... Operating License No. DPR-28 for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, located in Vernon, Vermont. The...

  14. 75 FR 12311 - Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station Environmental Assessment...

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    2010-03-15

    ...; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact The U.S... licensee), for operation of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (Vermont Yankee), located in Windham... Statement for Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, Docket No. 50-271, dated July 1972, as supplemented...

  15. Development of thermoluminescence dating techniques at Oxford

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    Fleming, S.J.

    1977-01-01

    The two-decade long history of thermoluminescene as a pottery dating method is surveyed with particular reference to the various problems that have been encountered in the Oxford Laboratory's research programme. Effects, such as supralinearity and radon emanation, are explained in terms of how they are measured and how their existence influences thermoluminescence (TL) dating accuracy (currently close to plus minus 7% per analysis). Illustrations of Thermoluminescence (TL) applications include a Nok culture terracotta from Nigeria and a Cambodia bronze Buddha figure of the Khmer period, dated ising the ceramic-like casting-core retained within it. (author)

  16. Miglustat. Oxford GlycoSciences/Actelion.

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    Lachmann, Robin H

    2003-04-01

    Oxford GlycoSciences and Actelion have developed and launched miglustat (OGT-918; Vevesca; Zavesca) for the treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease. Miglustat is an orally administered small-molecule glucosylceramide glucosyltransferase inhibitor licensed from Searle, and it is also in development for the treatment of other glycolipid storage disorders such as Tay-Sachs, Fabry and Niemann-Pick type C diseases. In November 2002, miglustat received EU approval for the treatment of Gaucher disease and was launched in the UK in March 2003 by Actelion. At this time, additional EU launches were expected over the next few months.

  17. Quebec-Vermont dispute may upset export plans

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    McArthur, D.; Salaff, S.

    1999-01-01

    A major trade dispute between Hydro-Quebec and a group of Vermont utilities arising out of Hydro-Quebec's inability to live up to its contractual obligations to supply electricity to the Vermont group during the January 1998 ice storm is discussed. The Vermont Group initiated legal action against Hydro-Quebec, claiming refund of $ 27 million and termination of the contract . The Vermont utilities claim that the storm has revealed the weakness of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Hydro-Quebec's transmission system. In its defence, Hydro-Quebec asserts that its transmission system meets industry standards, considers the storm 'an act of God' and invoked 'force majeure' when it ceased supplying power to Vermont last year. Hydro-Quebec further alleges that the Vermont utilities are using the storm as a pretext to end or renegotiate the contract. Hydro-Quebec asked the Canadian government to intervene under NAFTA, alleging trade harassment by the Vermont Public Service Commission (VPSC) when it restricted Vermont utility rate increases. In a countermove, Vermont U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords threatened future power exports by Canada to the U.S. for pursuing a NAFTA complaint, thereby hoping to influence negotiations between Hydro-Quebec and the Vermont utilities. The latest development in this dispute, which potentially threatens the development of 4000 MW of new hydroelectric development at Churchill Falls, Labrador, is that the dispute may now be settled with an auctioning of the contract. If the U.S. were to block the import of new power from Churchill Falls, the project could be jeopardized. However, the contract auction may well avoid such major international ramifications and a full-fledged trade war between Canada and the United States

  18. Código de derecho penal internacional

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    Sánchez Sánchez, Hernando; Sánchez Sánchez, Raúl Eduardo

    2007-01-01

    Con la creación de los Tribunales Penales Internacionales ad hoc para la antigua Yugoslavia y Ruanda, y con el establecimiento de la Corte Penal Internacional como órgano internacional permanente de investigación y juzgamiento se ha hecho evidente la necesidad de ofrecer un texto especializado, que recoja los diferentes instrumentos del derecho penal internacional. Aunque en el ámbito doctrinario existen importantes aportes que contribuyen a la recopilación de los diferentes textos del derech...

  19. La protección internacional del medio ambiente

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    Bou Franch, Valentín

    2017-01-01

    PowerPoint del Tema 14 de la asignatura "Derecho Internacional Público". Curso 2017-18. Tema 14. La protección internacional del medio ambiente: 1.- El Derecho Internacional del Medio Ambiente: caracteres específicos. 2.- Principios fundamentales del Derecho Internacional del Medio Ambiente. 3.- Medio ambiente y Desarrollo: el Desarrollo Sostenible.

  20. Oxford CyberSEM: remote microscopy

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    Rahman, M; Kirkland, A; Cockayne, D; Meyer, R

    2008-01-01

    The Internet has enabled researchers to communicate over vast geographical distances, sharing ideas and documents. e-Science, underpinned by Grid and Web Services, has enabled electronic communications to the next level where, in addition to document sharing, researchers can increasingly control high precision scientific instruments over the network. The Oxford CyberSEM project developed a simple Java applet via which samples placed in a JEOL 5510LV Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) can be manipulated and examined collaboratively over the Internet. Designed with schoolchildren in mind, CyberSEM does not require any additional hardware or software other than a generic Java-enabled web browser. This paper reflects on both the technical and social challenges in designing real-time systems for controlling scientific equipments in collaborative environments. Furthermore, it proposes potential deployment beyond the classroom setting.

  1. OXFORD DICTIONARY OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

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    Michael Kent

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available DESCRIPTION The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine provides reliable definitions of sports science and medicine terms. It provides an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in the captivating subject of sport. PURPOSE This dictionary aims to include almost every sports science, anatomy, physiology, biomechanical, injuries description, and psychological term as related to sports medicine and science and support the explanations by illustrations wherever necessary. AUDIENCE As a comprehensive dictionary of sports science and medicine, it will be of particular help to medical specialists and general practitioners, as well as students of PE, coaches, and athletes who need to understand the anatomical structures and physiological processes which affect athletic performance. Any member of public interested in health and fitness; exercise and sport or wants to understand what the obscure terms mean, like jogger's nipple, social loafing, and Zatopek phenomenon will also benefit from this book. FEATURES The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine features terms in A to Z fashion at all the major areas of sports science and medicine including: anatomy, physiology/exercise physiology, biomechanics, training principles and techniques, nutrition, sports psychology and sociology, sports injuries and rehabilitation. A team of prominent contributors and advisers put together this dictionary in the first edition. The third edition includes around 8000 cross-referenced terms which have been updated or added since the first edition. There are plenty of illustrations wherever appropriate to make the terms easily understandable. ASSESSMENT A must-have dictionary for all medics practising in sports and exercise medicine, as well as students of medicine, physical education, nursing and physiotherapy. Even coaches, trainers, biomechanical experts; in fact anyone who has a special interest in this area will find this dictionary useful.

  2. Transferencia internacional de datos sanitarios

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    María Ascensión Martín Huertas

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Los datos genéticos, como las muestras que los contienen, si están identificados o son identificables (codificados o disociados de forma reversible se consideran datos de carácter personal que por afectar a la salud del individuo tienen, además, la categoría de sensibles. Esta última nota impone que haya que garantizarles un Nivel de Seguridad Alto por lo que han de cumplir todos los requisitos que legalmente se establecen, entre otras cuestiones, cuando son objeto de una Transferencia Internacional. La finalidad perseguida por la regulación sobre Transferencias Internacional de Datos (TID es evitar la vulneración del derecho a la protección de datos una vez transferidos a terceros países. En el presente análisis se estudia dicha cuestión tal y como se contempla en el ordenamiento jurídico español. En su mecánica de actuación se parte de un principio general: la transferencia de datos personales de un Estado a un tercer país sólo podrá efectuarse cuando éste garantice un nivel de protección adecuado; o bien, cuando preste las garantías adecuadas que aseguren la protección de los datos personales. Fuera de estas hipótesis el resto de transferencias requieren la autorización del Director de la Agencia Española de Protección de Datos. Finalmente, hay que tener en cuenta que se ha elaborado una propuesta de Reglamento por parte del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo relativo a la protección de las personas físicas en lo que respecta al tratamiento de datos personales y a la libre circulación de estos datos que va a suponer, cuando entre en vigor, una adaptación de toda esta normativa a la era digital y, por ello, implicará, sin lugar a dudas, una mayor operatividad de las TID.

  3. A responsabilidade internacional do Estado como garantia da ordem pública internacional

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    2011-01-01

    Esta tese busca analisar os limites e possibilidades do regime da responsabilidade internacional do Estado como garantia da Ordem Pública Internacional, procurando demonstrar os riscos da implementação unilateral da responsabilidade. Inicialmente, através da análise do desenvolvimento normativo do instituto da responsabilidade internacional do Estado, a partir do pós-Segunda Guerra Mundial, buscamos apontar os principais indicadores do momento de transição paradigmática do sistema internacion...

  4. Derecho internacional privado y Derecho comunitario

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    Fernández Rozas, José Carlos

    2016-01-01

    Las Comunidades Europeas en el proceso de formación del Derecho internacional privado: un nuevo modelo de codificación. Ventajas de una interpretación uniforme por parte del TJCE. Realizaciones concretas y problemas suscitados en España tras su adhesión a las Comunidades Europeas. Las técnicas de Derecho internacional privado en la aplicación del Derecho comunitario.

  5. The Manchester–Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ)

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    Morley, D.; Jenkinson, C.; Doll, H.; Lavis, G.; Sharp, R.; Cooke, P.; Dawson, J.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives The Manchester–Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ) is a validated 16-item, patient-reported outcome measure for evaluating outcomes of foot or ankle surgery. The original development of the instrument identified three domains. This present study examined whether the three domains could legitimately be summed to provide a single summary index score. Methods The MOXFQ and Short-Form (SF)-36 were administered to 671 patients before surgery of the foot or ankle. Data from the three domains of the MOXFQ (pain, walking/standing and social interaction) were subjected to higher order factor analysis. Reliability and validity of the summary index score was assessed. Results The mean age of the participants was 52.8 years (sd 15.68; 18 to 89). Higher order principle components factor analysis produced one factor, accounting for 74.7% of the variance. The newly derived single index score was found to be internally reliable (α = 0.93) and valid, achieving at least moderate correlations (r ≥ 0.5, p < 0.001) with related (pain/function) domains of the SF-36. Conclusions Analyses indicated that data from the MOXFQ can be presented in summary form. The MOXFQ summary index score (MOXFQ-Index) provides an overall indication of the outcomes of foot and ankle surgery. Furthermore, the single index reduces the number of statistical comparisons, and hence the role of chance, when exploring MOXFQ data. PMID:23673374

  6. The new Oxford dictionary of English

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    Hanks, Patrick

    1998-01-01

    This dictionary focuses on English as it is really used in the late 20th century, informed by available evidence and thinking. Its defining style makes it possible to give the most complete picture of English as it is used today, providing authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the language. Compiled after in-depth analysis of computerized databases of current English, this dictionary is the first to base its coverage on the evidence of real English. Accessibility is one of the dictionary's key aims; a rapid-reference page design separates out parts of speech, word histories, phrases, and derivatives to make information easy to find, and the most modern meaning of each word, as used by the majority of people, is placed first within each entry. Contemporary rules are given on question of usage, providing relevant advice on problems old and new. Word history notes not only explain the linguistic roots of words, but also tell the story of how a word's meaning and form have changed over time. Oxford's worldw...

  7. Digital compilation bedrock geologic map of the Warren quadrangle, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG95-4A Walsh, GJ, Haydock, S, Prewitt, J, Kraus, J, Lapp, E, O'Loughlin, S, and Stanley, RS, 1995, Digital compilation bedrock geologic map of the...

  8. Exploration of walking behavior in Vermont using spatial regression.

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    2015-06-01

    This report focuses on the relationship between walking and its contributing factors by : applying spatial regression methods. Using the Vermont data from the New England : Transportation Survey (NETS), walking variables as well as 170 independent va...

  9. Vermont travel model 2010-2011 (year 3) report.

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    2012-10-01

    This report is being prepared under Task 1 of the Maintenance, Operation and Evaluation of the VTrans Statewide Transportation Model contract with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) in the 2010-2011 year of the contract. The objectiv...

  10. Digital compilation bedrock geologic map of the Lincoln quadrangle, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG95-5A Stanley, R, DelloRusso, V, Haydock, S, Lapp, E, O'Loughlin, S, Prewitt, J,and Tauvers, PR, 1995, Digital compilation bedrock geologic map...

  11. Digital compilation bedrock geologic map of the Milton quadrangle, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG95-8A Dorsey, R, Doolan, B, Agnew, PC, Carter, CM, Rosencrantz, EJ, and Stanley, RS, 1995, Digital compilation bedrock geologic map of the Milton...

  12. The Oxford History of English Lexicography. Volume I: General ...

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    A.P. Cowie (Editor). The Oxford History of English Lexicography. Volume I: General-purpose Dictionaries. Volume II: Specialized Dictionaries. 2009. Volume I: xviii + 467 pp., Volume II: xix + 551 pp. ISBN Volume I–II: 978-0-19-928562-4. Volume I: 978-0-19-928560-0. Volume II: 978-0-19-928561-7. Oxford: Oxford University ...

  13. Lymphoproliferative disorders in Oxford renal transplant recipients.

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    Bates, W D; Gray, D W R; Dada, M A; Chetty, R; Gatter, K C; Davies, D R; Morris, P J

    2003-06-01

    Increased cancer incidence, particularly lymphoproliferative disease, is a complication of immunosuppression in organ transplantation. Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs) occur frequently during the first year after transplantation, more so in North America than in Europe. This study audited and correlated the demographic, clinical, pathological, and outcome features of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) in a large centre in Oxford, and assessed whether the time of onset fitted more with the European or North American pattern. There were 1383 renal transplants in the study period and 27 patients developed lymphoma: 26 NHLs and one Hodgkin's disease (1.95%). Four of the patients never received cyclosporin. The mean time of diagnosis after transplant was 46 months. Most tumours (21/27) presented extranodally. Management included reduction of immunosuppression, surgical excision, antiviral treatment, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Three patients presented in the first post-transplant year-0.34% of cyclosporin managed patients-similar to the North American incidence, although the incidence of extranodal late PTLDs was also high (mean onset, 36 months v 15 months international mean). Post-transplant lymphomas were the most common malignancy associated with death in transplant patients. PTLDs occurred in 2% of renal transplant patients, presenting both in the first year in association with cyclosporin use, as in North America, but also in subsequent years, giving an overall presentation time later than the international mean. The disease usually presented extranodally, accounting for the wide range of symptoms and signs. Despite awareness and active management, the disease contributed to death in more that 50% of patients with PTLDs.

  14. BOOK REVIEW: The Oxford Companion to Cosmology

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    Coles, Peter

    2008-10-01

    Cosmology has a special status as a science, as it strives to combine the quantitative statistical rigour of observational astronomy with a theoretical framework emerging from rather speculative ideas about fundamental physics. It also has wider repercussions too, as the quest for an understanding of the origin of the Universe sometimes strays into territory traditionally associated with religious modes of enquiry. The Oxford Companion to Cosmology aims to provide a 'comprehensive but accessible overview' of this 'enduringly popular subject' suitable for students, teachers and others with a serious interest in cosmology. It consists of an introductory overview about the big bang cosmological model, followed by an encyclopedia-like section containing over 300 entries of varying length and technical level. One of the authors (Liddle) is a theorist and the other (Loveday) an observer, so between them they have sufficient authority to cover all aspects of the vigorous interplay between these two facets of the discipline. This is not the sort of volume that can easily be read from cover to cover. The best way to test its effectiveness is to dip into it randomly. In my sampling of the entries I found most to be well-written and informative. The first entry I looked at ('correlation function') had an incorrect formula in it, but I didn't find any further significant errors, which says something about the limitations of statistical inference! The only criticisms I have are very minor. Some of the figures are so small as to be virtually invisible to an oldie like me. I also think the book would have benefitted from more references, and am not sure the web links given in their place will prove very useful as these tend to be rather ephemeral. Overall, though, I would say that the book succeeds admirably in its aims. About ten years ago, I was involved in compiling a similar volume, which ended up as The Routledge Companion to the New Cosmology. I will refrain from trying to

  15. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Residential Provisions of the 2015 IECC for Vermont

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    Mendon, Vrushali V. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Zhao, Mingjie [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Taylor, Zachary T. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Poehlman, Eric A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

    2016-02-15

    The 2015 IECC provides cost-effective savings for residential buildings in Vermont. Moving to the 2015 IECC from the 2012 IECC base code is cost-effective for residential buildings in all climate zones in Vermont.

  16. 76 FR 72697 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of License Application Amendment

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    2011-11-25

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of License Application...: Mike Scarzello, Generation Asset Manager, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, 77 Grove Street... Commission and is available for public inspection. The ] amendment became effective upon completion of the...

  17. 77 FR 30518 - Town of Springfield, Vermont and Siemens Westinghouse Technical Services, Inc., One Hundred River...

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    2012-05-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Town of Springfield, Vermont and Siemens Westinghouse Technical Services... Springfield, Vermont and Siemens Westinghouse Technical Services, Inc. (transferors) and One Hundred River...

  18. 77 FR 60907 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Vermont: Prevention of Significant...

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    2012-10-05

    ... Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Vermont: Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas... February 14, 2011. The SIP revision modifies Vermont's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD... at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem...

  19. 78 FR 71675 - License Amendment Application for Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station

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    2013-11-29

    ... Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License amendment... Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, located in Windham County, VT. The proposed amendment would have... Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, located in Windham County, VT. The proposed amendment would have...

  20. 77 FR 24946 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and...

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    2012-04-26

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Application for..., 2012, and Supplemented on April 10, 2012. d. Applicant: Central Vermont Public Service Corporation. e..., Generation Asset Manager, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, 77 Grove Street, Rutland, VT 05701...

  1. 76 FR 63921 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Proposed Restricted Service List for a...

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    2011-10-14

    ... Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Proposed Restricted Service List for a Programmatic... Vermont Public Service Corporation, as applicant for the Otter Creek Project, is invited to participate in..., Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, 77 Grove Street, Rutland, VT 05701. Any person on the official...

  2. 75 FR 4546 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and...

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    2010-01-28

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Application for...: December 7, 2009. d. Applicant: Central Vermont Public Service Corporation. e. Name of Project: Lamoille... Contact: Mr. Michael Scarzello, P.E., Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, 77 Grove Street, Rutland...

  3. Dia Internacional de la Dona 2007

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    2007-01-01

    Exposición conmemorativa del Día Internacional de la Mujer 2007 organizada por las Bibliotecas de la UA: Por ellas. Violencia de género. Por ellas. Mujeres escritoras. Mujeres y derecho. Mujer y educación. La mujer y la ciencia. La mujer y el mundo laboral. Mujeres en la arquitectura. Cine y mujer.

  4. Factors contributing to suboptimal rates of childhood vaccinations in Vermont.

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    Kelley, Catherine A; Velazco, Cristine S; Delaney, Thomas V; Bensimhon, Adam; Huang, Kuang-Ning; Jarvis, Paul R; Jolin, Jonathan S; Schaberg, Kurt B; Burke, Marianne; Finley, Christine; Carney, Jan K

    2015-12-01

    Childhood immunizations are invaluable in preventing contagious diseases. Nonetheless, vaccines have become increasingly controversial with growing numbers of caregivers refusing to vaccinate their children. The percentage of fully vaccinated children in Vermont is one of the lowest nationally. This study set out to determine Vermont caregivers' attitudes toward immunizations to better explain why the percentage of fully vaccinated children has fallen in Vermont. A survey regarding caregivers' health care knowledge about children, their vaccination concerns, and their children's vaccination status was sent to participants in the Vermont Women, Infants and Children's Program from two districts. In total, 83% (n = 379) of respondents reported their children received all recommended vaccinations for their age. Respondents who considered themselves highly knowledgeable regarding their children's health care and confident about the safety of vaccinations were significantly associated with reporting their children as being current on vaccinations and with their intent to continue vaccinations. Respondents indicated highest concern regarding the safety and number of vaccinations administered during one visit. Primary care providers were indicated as important resources for addressing concerns about vaccinations and health care knowledge of children. The results help to understand low vaccination rates in Vermont and can be used for targeting health campaigns to improve vaccination rates. © The Author(s) 2014.

  5. Vermont Yankee simulator BOP model upgrade

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    Alejandro, R.; Udbinac, M.J.

    2006-01-01

    The Vermont Yankee simulator has undergone significant changes in the 20 years since the original order was placed. After the move from the original Unix to MS Windows environment, and upgrade to the latest version of SimPort, now called MASTER, the platform was set for an overhaul and replacement of major plant system models. Over a period of a few months, the VY simulator team, in partnership with WSC engineers, replaced outdated legacy models of the main steam, condenser, condensate, circulating water, feedwater and feedwater heaters, and main turbine and auxiliaries. The timing was ideal, as the plant was undergoing a power up-rate, so the opportunity was taken to replace the legacy models with industry-leading, true on-line object oriented graphical models. Due to the efficiency of design and ease of use of the MASTER tools, VY staff performed the majority of the modeling work themselves with great success, with only occasional assistance from WSC, in a relatively short time-period, despite having to maintain all of their 'regular' simulator maintenance responsibilities. This paper will provide a more detailed view of the VY simulator, including how it is used and how it has benefited from the enhancements and upgrades implemented during the project. (author)

  6. La migracion internacional en Argentina hacia 2010

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    Laura Calvelo

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta los principales lineamientos de la migración internacional en Argentina hacia el año 2010, con detenimiento en el período 2000-2010. En el caso de la inmigración no nativa se basa en información de los censos nacionales de población 2001 y 2010. En el caso de la migración internacional de la población nativa de Argentina el análisis se sustenta en información de censos extranjeros hasta la ronda 2000 y en otras fuentes de datos de los principales países de destino hasta 2010 (Estados Unidos y España.

  7. News from the Library: You need never be lost for words again - Oxford Reference Online and Oxford Dictionaries Pro

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    Whether you are looking for an English word definition or want to check the correct usage of a word, we can offer you a solution: Oxford Reference Online.   It includes a wide range of monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, but also subject-specific reference books on physics, astronomy or mathematics. All these works are fully indexed and cross-searchable. Two highlights from this vast collection of reference works are the Concise Oxford English Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionary of English, which is the online counterpart of the compact, single-volume dictionary of current English language. As the name says, Oxford Dictionaries Pro focuses on language dictionaries. Particularly noteworthy are the dictionaries for writers and editors. On a dedicated web page you will find access to: - The "New Hart's Rules", providing information on all aspects of writing and preparing copy for publication, whether in print or electronically - The New Oxford Dictionary for Wri...

  8. Una perspectiva internacional de la contabilidad

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    Martha Lucia Suarez Suarez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En la medida en que la internacionalización empresarial ha ido intensificándose y va surgiendo un nuevo usuario de la información internacional, la problemática ha ido pasando tanto al ámbito académico como al profesional. Consciente de esta realidad, la Facultad de Contaduría Pública de la Universidad de La Salle ha ido reformando el plan de estudios, e incorporando a los profesores a una visión internacional de la profesión, para atender la demanda formativa en este campo de la Contaduría Pública, para cualificar a los profesionales de la empresa en el escenario que la nueva dimensión internacional de la información contable está creando y necesitando. Uno de los principales objetivos de la contabilidad es proporcionar información útil para la toma de decisiones por parte de los usuarios. Esto adquiere mayor relevancia en la utilización de la información contable, la cual no se ciñe al ámbito nacional, sino que va más allá de las fronteras; la evolución del entorno que rodea a la empresa ha propiciado en los últimos años un proceso de internacionalización de la actividad económica, como consecuencia de la información contable.

  9. Palynofloral geochronology of the Brandon Lignite of Vermont, USA. [USA - Vermont

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    Traverse, A. (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Geosciences)

    1994-07-01

    The palynoflora of the Brandon Lignite and associated sediments of central Vermont are reviewed palynostratigraphically and systematically, reflecting the changes in available information since the original research by the author on this deposit nearly fifty years ago. This study was undertaken because of continued interest in the rich Brandon flora of algal remains, wood, seeds, fruits and palynomorphs. The age of the sediments, based on the contained palynoflora, was originally proposed by the author as latest Oligocene. It is here revised upwards to middle Early Miocene. The fossil palynomorphs are referred to the appropriate form-taxa, including many transfers made by others. Two new form-genera, Parthenopollenites and Gordonipollenitres, are proposed. There are also eight new species: Cupuliferoidaepollenites vermontensis, Cyrillacaepollenites joabthomasii, Ericipites lyonipolliniatus, Ericipites oxydendripolliniatus, Tricolporites novae-angliae, Tricolporoidites forestdalensis, Tricolporopollenites brandonensis and Tricolporopollenites vermontensis. Twenty five new combinations are also proposed.

  10. Women leadership in Oxford House: examining their strengths and challenges.

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    Davis, Margaret I; Dziekan, Marta M; Horin, Elizabeth V; Jason, Leonard A; Ferrari, Joseph R; Olson, Bradley D

    2006-01-01

    This study examined the perspectives and definition of leadership by women and mothers with children (n = 40) affiliated with Oxford Houses, a communal mutual-help recovery setting. Participants were asked questions relating to their experiences living in an Oxford House including the strengths and challenges encountered and how leadership impacted the stability in their house. Results illustrated the value of female leadership and highlighted the characteristics deemed important for women leaders in Oxford House, as well as some differences between these women's perception of leadership and the standard definition of leadership. The implications of the findings and how they may be useful to women's and mothers' with children houses are discussed.

  11. Vermont Biofuels Initiative: Local Production for Local Use to Supply a Portion of Vermont's Energy Needs

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    Sawyer, Scott; Kahler, Ellen

    2009-05-31

    The Vermont Biofuels initiative (VBI) is the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund's (VSJF) biomass-to-biofuels market development program. Vermont is a small state with a large petroleum dependency for transportation (18th in per capita petroleum consumption) and home heating (55% of all households use petroleum for heating). The VBI marks the first strategic effort to reduce Vermont's dependency on petroleum through the development of homegrown alternatives. As such, it supports the four key priorities of the U.S. Department of Energy's Multi-year Biomass Plan: 1.) Dramatically reduce dependence on foreign oil; 2.) Promote the use of diverse, domestic and sustainable energy resources; 3.) Reduce carbon emissions from energy production and consumption; 4.) Establish a domestic bioindustry. In 2005 VSJF was awarded with a $496,000 Congressionally directed award from U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. This award was administered through the U.S. Department of Energy (DE-FG36- 05GO85017, hereafter referred to as DOE FY05) with $396,000 to be used by VSJF for biodiesel development and $100,000 to be used by the Vermont Department of Public Service for methane biodigester projects. The intent and strategic focus of the VBI is similar to another DOE funded organization-the Biofuels Center of North Carolina-in that it is a nonprofit driven, statewide biofuels market development effort. DOE FY05 funds were expensed from 2006 through 2008 for seven projects: 1) a feedstock production, logistics, and biomass conversion research project conducted by the University of Vermont Extension; 2) technical assistance in the form of a safety review and engineering study of State Line Biofuels existing biodiesel production facility; 3) technical assistance in the form of a safety review and engineering study of Borderview Farm's proposed biodiesel production facility; 4) technology and infrastructure purchases for capacity expansion at Green Technologies, LLC, a waste vegetable

  12. Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education State Almanac 2017. Vermont

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    Seaman, Julia E.; Seaman, Jeff

    2017-01-01

    This brief report uses data collected under the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Fall Enrollment survey to highlight distance education data in the state of Vermont. The sample for this analysis is comprised of all active, degree-granting…

  13. Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont - Faults and Contacts

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The bedrock geology was last mapped at a statewide scale 50 years ago at a scale of 1:250,000 (Doll and others, 1961). The 1961 map was compiled from 1:62,500-scale...

  14. Vermont's Act 60: Early Effects of Comprehensive School Finance Reform.

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    Mathis, William J.

    A unanimous 1997 state Supreme Court decision declaring Vermont's educational funding system unconstitutional prompted the legislature to pass Act 60 establishing state block grants and a guaranteed tax-yield system. Act 60 is working to provide equity in tax burdens and in tax rates. A variety of transitional features have helped to buffer…

  15. Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont - Geochronology Sample Locations

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The bedrock geology was last mapped at a statewide scale 50 years ago at a scale of 1:250,000 (Doll and others, 1961). The 1961 map was compiled from 1:62,500-scale...

  16. 76 FR 60849 - Vermont; Emergency and Related Determinations

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    2011-09-30

    ... from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing, are of sufficient severity and... State of Vermont have been designated as adversely affected by this declared emergency: The entire State... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to...

  17. Oxford engineering students to study new solutions for vacuum chambers

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    2012-01-01

    In April, eleven engineering science students in their third year at Oxford University were invited here to present their design ideas for new vacuum chamber materials to be used in accelerators. We publish below an abstract of the article that the University of Oxford featured on its website.   The 11 Oxford students who worked at CERN on alternatives to beryllium in vacuum chambers. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.) Engineering Science students invited to design for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider In April, eleven Engineering Science students in their third year were invited to the CERN laboratory in Geneva to present their ideas for new vacuum chamber designs for the experiments of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Their design objectives were to propose alternatives to beryllium – the material used for some of the existing experimental vacuum chambers. Beryllium (chemical element with the symbol Be and atomic number 4) is to...

  18. Early recovery after fast-track Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

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    Munk, Stig; Dalsgaard, Jesper; Bjerggaard, Karin

    2012-01-01

    trauma. We investigated changes in leg-extension power (LEP) in the first month after MIS Oxford UKA and its relation to pain, knee motion, functional performance, and knee function. Patients and methods In 35 consecutive Oxford UKA patients, LEP was measured 1 week before and 1 month after surgery...... together with knee motion, knee swelling, the 30-second chair-stand test, and Oxford knee score. Assessment of knee pain at rest and walking was done using a visual analog scale. Results 30 patients were discharged on the day after surgery, and 5 on the second day after surgery. LEP and functional...... supervision in the first month after discharge. Interpretation Fast-track MIS Oxford UKA with discharge on the day after surgery is safe and leads to early recovery of knee motion and strength even when no physiotherapy is used....

  19. Prólogo al libro la Corte Penal Internacional

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    López Martín, Ana Gemma

    2004-01-01

    Con motivo de prologar la obra de M. Álvarez Dorrego, se efectúa un somero análisis de la evolución del Derecho internacional en el ámbito penal, más concretamente, respecto del reconocimiento de la responsabilidad internacional de los individuos por la comisión de crímenes internacionales, que pueden ser juzgados por la Corte Penal Internacional.

  20. Rawls, tolerancia internacional y las modernidades alternativas

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    Álvarez García, David

    2009-01-01

    El presente artículo analiza los problemas de la transición desde un modus vivendi hasta una concepción moral de la tolerancia liberal y su extensión al ámbito internacional en la obra de John Rawls. Para ello partimos de los problemas conceptuales implícitos en la experiencia de la Reforma europea como acontecimiento inspirador del liberalismo político y analizamos su desarrollo y acomodación a un contexto globalizado contemporáneo. Prestamos especial atención a los problemas que se plantean...

  1. The Relationship Between Neighborhood Criminal Behavior and Oxford Houses.

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    Deaner, Jeffrey; Jason, Leonard A; Aase, Darrin M; Mueller, David G

    2009-01-01

    The present study investigated crime rates in areas surrounding 42 Oxford Houses and 42 control houses in a large city in the Northwestern United States. A city-run Global Information Systems' (GIS) website was used to gather crime data including assault, arson, burglary, larceny, robbery, sexual assault, homicide, and vehicle theft over a calendar year. Findings indicated that there were no significant differences between the crime rates around Oxford Houses and the control houses. These results suggest that well-managed and governed recovery homes pose minimal risks to neighbors in terms of criminal behavior.

  2. Oxford phase III meniscal bearing fracture: case report.

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    Lim, Hong-Chul; Shon, Won-Yong; Kim, Seung-Ju; Bae, Ji-Hoon

    2014-01-01

    Meniscal bearing fracture is a rare complication of phase III Oxford unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR). We report a case of a meniscal bearing fracture that occurred 7 years after phase III Oxford medial UKR. The meniscal bearing showed uneven delamination of the polyethylene in the thinnest articular surface and an impingement lesion. This lesion initiated a fatigue crack that propagated to cause failure of the meniscal bearing. This is the first report of a meniscal bearing fracture without a posterior marker wire. © 2013.

  3. Validation of the Danish version of Oxford Shoulder Score

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    Frich, Lars Henrik; Noergaard, Peter Moensted; Brorson, Stig

    2011-01-01

    The Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) is a patient-administered condition-specific questionnaire for patients with degenerative or inflammatory shoulder disease. The purpose of this study was to validate a Danish translation of the OSS and to compare it with the Constant Score (CS).......The Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) is a patient-administered condition-specific questionnaire for patients with degenerative or inflammatory shoulder disease. The purpose of this study was to validate a Danish translation of the OSS and to compare it with the Constant Score (CS)....

  4. Performance of the Oxford miniature Stirling cycle refrigerator

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    Bradshaw, T.W.; Davey, G.; Delderfield, J.; Werrett, S.T.

    1986-01-01

    The performance of the Oxford Cryocooler is summarized. This cooler has been developed for space use by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Departments of Atmospheric Physics and Engineering Science at Oxford University. The design goal of 1/2 watt of cooling power at 80 K for 30 W electrical input power has been exceeded by a substantial amount. The power budget for the compressor and the losses in the displacer are discussed. Graphs of the cold end temperature vs. compressor input power and cooling power are presented

  5. Joyce M. Hawkins (Compiler). The South African Oxford School Diction

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    tant dictionary may appear out of touch and out of date. The South African Oxford School Dictionary has a sense of out-datedness about it. While it would be absurd to demand that a dictionary for schools should be up to date when new words are pouring into English all the time, one would hope that the world of the nineties ...

  6. Validation of the Danish version of the Oxford Elbow Score

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    Plaschke, Hans Christian; Jørgensen, Andreas Møller; Thillemann, Theis Muncholm

    2013-01-01

    The Oxford Elbow Score (OES) is a patient-related outcome measure quantifying quality of life in relation to elbow disorders. This 12-item patient-administered English questionnaire comprises three domains: function, social-psychological status and pain. The purpose of this study was to examine...

  7. An Analysis of the Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: Northern ...

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    The Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: Northern Sotho and English (De Schryver 2007) is a welcome addition to dictionaries that have been compiled for school use in particular. Its novelty and appeal lie in the fact that the lemmas and Northern Sotho mini-grammar are based on a corpus of general language usage and ...

  8. PEOPLE IN PHYSICS: Interview with Scott Durow, Software Engineer, Oxford

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    Burton, Conducted by Paul

    1998-05-01

    Scott Durow was educated at Bootham School, York. He studied Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry to A-level and went on to Nottingham University to read Medical Physics. After graduating from Nottingham he embarked on his present career as a Software Engineer based in Oxford. He is a musician in his spare time, as a member of a band and playing the French horn.

  9. Changing Traditions: Automation and the Oxford College Libraries.

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    Bell, Suzanne

    1990-01-01

    Discussion of automation in the Oxford College Libraries (England) begins with background on the university library system, which consists of numerous independent libraries. Centralized and decentralized automation activities are described, and hardware and software for the microcomputer-based system at the University College Library are…

  10. Normative standards for land use in Vermont: Implications for biodiversity

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    Bettigole, Charles A.; Donovan, Therese M.; Manning, Robert; Austin, John

    2014-01-01

    The conversion of natural lands to developed uses poses a great threat to global terrestrial biodiversity. Natural resource managers, tasked with managing wildlife as a public trust, require techniques for predicting how much and where wildlife habitat is likely to be converted in the future. Here, we develop a methodology to estimate the “social carrying capacity for development” – SKd – for 251 towns across the state of Vermont, USA. SKd represents town residents’ minimum acceptable human population size and level of development within town boundaries. To estimate SKd across towns within the state of Vermont (USA), as well as the average state-wide SKd, we administered a visual preference survey (n = 1505 responses) to Vermont residents, and asked respondents to rate alternative landuse scenarios in a fictional Vermont town on a scale of +4 (highly acceptable) to −4 (highly unacceptable). We additionally collected demographic data such as age and income, as well as ancillary information such as participation in town-planning meetings and location of residence. We used model selection and AIC to fit a cubic function to the response data, allowing us to estimate SKd at a town scale based on town demographic characteristics. On average, Vermonters had a SKd of 9.1% development on the landscape; this estimate is 68% higher than year 2000 levels for development (5.4%). Respondents indicated that management action to curb development was appropriate at 9.4% development (roughly the statewide SKd average). Management by local, regional, and state levels were considered acceptable for curbing development while federal level management of development was considered unacceptable. Given a scenario where development levels were at SKd, we predicted a 16,753 km2 reduction in forested land (−11.16%) and a 1038 km2 reduction in farmland (−60.45%). Such changes would dramatically alter biodiversity patterns state-wide. In a companion paper, we

  11. euro a ser una moneda internacional

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    María Hortensia Lacayo Ojeda

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudia cuáles son los principales factores económicos y financieros que llevan al euro, la nueva moneda común europea, a ser una moneda internacional junto al dólar y al yen. Entre dichos factores se encuentran, en primer lugar, el respaldo económico de los doce países de la Unión Económica y Monetaria medido a través de su importancia demográfica, su producto interno bruto (PIB y su grado de apertura comercial; en segundo lugar, la dimensión financiera de la zona euro en lo referente a las inversiones realizadas en la moneda europea, su utilización como moneda de reserva y como moneda de intercambio; en tercer término, la confianza que inspire el euro a los actores económicos

  12. 75 FR 10833 - In the Matter of Entergy Nuclear Operations; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Demand for...

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    2010-03-09

    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 05000271; License No. DPR-28; EA-10-034; NRC-2010-0089] In the Matter of Entergy Nuclear Operations; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Demand for.... The license authorizes the operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (Vermont Yankee) in...

  13. El vector internacional aumenta en relevancia

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    David JORGE

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Este capítulo se centra en la bibliografía más reciente relacionada con diversos aspectos internacionales de la Guerra Civil. En un análisis necesariamente breve, dada la naturaleza del presente trabajo colectivo, las páginas que siguen buscan definir las líneas seguidas por los historiadores a través de un tema complejo y a menudo infravalorado. Si bien puede apreciarse cierta toma de conciencia acerca de las implicaciones foráneas de la guerra, siempre un tema favorito de la historiografía extranjera, todavía queda por hacer de cara a contextualizar el conflicto utilizando documentación española dentro del panorama internacional en un mundo abocado al precipicio de una nueva guerra general. La guerra de España, que atrajo las miradas de todo el mundo durante un significativo período de tiempo en la segunda mitad de los años treinta, no puede separarse del dramático panorama europeo que condujo a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El hecho de que en la actualidad sean principalmente historiadores españoles, y ya no hispanistas, quienes están tratando de reconstruir el pasado basando sus esfuerzos en la investigación en fuentes primarias, representa una excelente señal para la historiografía (tanto nacional como internacional, así como para la propia salud del país, dado que constituye la forma más relevante de progreso en cuanto a una narración del pasado que pretenda ser lo más rigurosa posible.

  14. Working woods: A case study of sustainable forest management on Vermont family forests

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    Neal F. Maker; Rene H. Germain; Nathaniel M. Anderson

    2014-01-01

    Families own 35% of US forestland and 67% of Vermont forestland. Sustainable management of their woodlots could provide social and economic benefits for generations. We examined sustainable forest management across four counties in Vermont by evaluating the use of silvicultural practices and best management practices on 59 recently harvested, family-owned properties...

  15. Surficial geologic map of the Burlington, Vermont 7.5 minute quadrangle

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital data from VG09-1 Wright, S., S. Fuller, S. Jones, A. McKinney, S. Rupard, and S.D. Shaw, 2009,�Surficial geologic map of the Burlington, Vermont 7.5 minute...

  16. Vermont's use-value appraisal property tax program: a forest inventory and analysis

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    Paul E. Sendak; Donald F. Dennis; Donald F. Dennis

    1989-01-01

    A statistical report and analysis of the timberland enrolled in the Vermont Use Value Appraisal (UVA) property tax program. The study was conducted using data collected in the fourth forest survey of Vermont (1983). Estimates are presented on land area, timber volumes, tree quality, numbers of live trees, and biomass for timberland enrolled in the UVA program and for...

  17. 75 FR 14209 - Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Exemption

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    2010-03-24

    ....; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Exemption 1.0 Background Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy... of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY). The license provides, among other things, that the... licensed activities in nuclear power reactors against radiological sabotage,'' published March 27, 2009...

  18. 78 FR 50458 - Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, Vermont Yankee...

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    2013-08-19

    ... Nuclear Operations, Inc., James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Request for Action AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Request... that the NRC take action with regard to James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, Vermont Yankee...

  19. 77 FR 59679 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (Millstone Power Station, Unit 3); Order Approving...

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    2012-09-28

    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC-2012-0044; Docket No. 50-423] Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (Millstone Power Station, Unit 3); Order Approving Application Regarding Corporate Restructuring and Conforming Amendment I Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. (DNC), Central Vermont Public Service...

  20. 77 FR 11596 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, Millstone Power Station, Unit 3; Notice of...

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    2012-02-27

    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50-423; NRC-2012-0044] Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, Millstone Power Station, Unit 3; Notice of Consideration of Approval of Application Regarding... License (No. NPF- 49) for the Millstone Power Station, Unit 3 (MPS3) to the extent held by Central Vermont...

  1. 75 FR 55317 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and...

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    2010-09-10

    ... Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Application for... for public inspection: a. Application Type: Amendment of License. b. Project No.: 11475-013. c. Date Filed: June 17, 2010. d. Applicant: Central Vermont Public Service Corporation. e. Name of Project...

  2. 77 FR 22568 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation

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    2012-04-16

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On August 1, 2011, the Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, licensee for... Public Service Corporation for a period effective April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013, or until the...

  3. Toward a state landscape policy: incremental planning and management in Vermont

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    Mark B. Lapping

    1979-01-01

    The issue of landscape management and enhancement has been of deep concern to Vermonters for many decades. This concern, which has been institutionalized through specific policies, stems from the dual desire to maintain the unique attractiveness of rural Vermont and the need to preserve and enhance a landscape which is basic to a huge recreational and tourist industry...

  4. 77 FR 41975 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation; Green Mountain Power Corporation; Notice of...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project Nos. 2205-057, 2396-034, 2397... Chittenden, Hydroelectric. Franklin, and Lamoille counties, Vermont. 2396 Pierce Mills Passumpsic River in Caledonia Hydroelectric. County, Vermont. 2397 Gage Hydroelectric... Passumpsic River in Caledonia County...

  5. Bedrock geologic map of the Jay and North Troy area, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG97-04C Stanley, RS, and Roy, D, 1997,�Bedrock geologic map of the Jay and North Troy area, Vermont: VGS Open-File Report VG97-04c, scale 1:24000....

  6. Os Direitos Humanos e o Direito Internacional do Meio Ambiente

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    Vitória Schmidt, Rafael

    2010-01-01

    Este artigo objetiva analisar, no que se refere ao direito internacional, em que medida a proteção ao meio ambiente se insere na relação dos direitos humanos fundamentais. Até o marco estabelecido pela declaração de Estocolmo de 1972, o meio ambiente era considerado, no plano global, uma questão alienada da humanidade e dos direitos humanos. Atualmente, o já denominado Direito Internacional do Meio Ambiente, ao lado da proteção internacional dos Direitos Humanos, constitui um dos temas princi...

  7. Pulsed and high temperature superconducting magnet technology in Oxford

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    Jones, H.; Jenkins, R. G.; Van Cleemput, M.; Nicholas, R. J.; Siertsema, W. J.; van der Burgt, M.

    1994-07-01

    We present a brief account of the Oxford pulsed field facility. Multisection coils for fields of 50 T in 20 mm bores are described and a specific example is discussed. Two design studies for mixing stationary or quasi-stationary platform field magnets with pulsed coils for fields of 75 T and higher are outlined. Work on the application of high temperature superconductors to magnet technology is also reported.

  8. Nanocall: an open source basecaller for Oxford Nanopore sequencing data.

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    David, Matei; Dursi, L J; Yao, Delia; Boutros, Paul C; Simpson, Jared T

    2017-01-01

    The highly portable Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencer has enabled new applications of genome sequencing directly in the field. However, the MinION currently relies on a cloud computing platform, Metrichor (metrichor.com), for translating locally generated sequencing data into basecalls. To allow offline and private analysis of MinION data, we created Nanocall. Nanocall is the first freely available, open-source basecaller for Oxford Nanopore sequencing data and does not require an internet connection. Using R7.3 chemistry, on two E.coli and two human samples, with natural as well as PCR-amplified DNA, Nanocall reads have ∼68% identity, directly comparable to Metrichor '1D' data. Further, Nanocall is efficient, processing ∼2500 Kbp of sequence per core hour using the fastest settings, and fully parallelized. Using a 4 core desktop computer, Nanocall could basecall a MinION sequencing run in real time. Metrichor provides the ability to integrate the '1D' sequencing of template and complement strands of a single DNA molecule, and create a '2D' read. Nanocall does not currently integrate this technology, and addition of this capability will be an important future development. In summary, Nanocall is the first open-source, freely available, off-line basecaller for Oxford Nanopore sequencing data. Nanocall is available at github.com/mateidavid/nanocall, released under the MIT license. matei.david@oicr.on.caSupplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press.

  9. Short Pulses THz FEL for the Oxford Accelerator Science Laboratory

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    Chanwattana, Thakonwat; Bartolini, Riccardo; Seryi, Andrei; Bartolini, Riccardo; Tsesmelis, Emmanuel

    2014-01-01

    The Accelerator Science Laboratory (ASL) is under development at the John Adams Institute in Oxford with the aim of fostering advanced accelerator concepts and applications. The option to install a short pulse THz FEL based on a conventional RF accelerator driven by a RF photocathode gun is being investigated. This report presents the concept of the facility, the accelerator physics and FEL studies and engineering integration in the University physics department.

  10. Dobson total ozone series of Oxford: Reevaluation and applications

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    Vogler, C.; BröNnimann, S.; Staehelin, J.; Griffin, R. E. M.

    2007-10-01

    We have reevaluated the original total ozone measurements made in Oxford between 1924 and 1957, with a view to extending backward in time the existing total ozone series from 1957 to 1975. The Oxford measurements are the oldest Dobson observations in the world. Their prime importance, when coupled with the series from Arosa (since 1926) and Tromsø (since 1935), is for increasing basic understanding of stratospheric ozone and dynamics, while in relation to studies of the recent ozone depletion they constitute a baseline of considerable (and unique) significance and value. However, the reevaluation was made difficult on account of changes to the instruments and wavelengths as the early data collection methods evolved, while unknowns due to the influence of aerosols and the possible presence of dioxides of sulphur and nitrogen created additional problems. Our reevaluation was based on statistical procedures (comparisons with meteorological upper air data and ozone series from Arosa) and also on corrections suggested by Dobson himself. The comparisons demonstrate that the data are internally consistent and of good quality. Nevertheless, as post-1957 data were not assessed in this study, the series cannot be recommended at present for trend analysis, though the series can be used for climatological studies. By supplementing the Oxford data with other existing series, we present a European total ozone climatology for 1924-1939, 1950-1965, and 1988-2000 and analyze the data with respect to variables measuring the strength and the temperature of the polar vortex.

  11. Economia Internacional: Teoria e Prática

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    João Gabriel Ayello Leite

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Resenha do livro BAUMANN, Renato, Otaviano Canuto, Reinaldo Gonçalves. Economia Internacional: teoria e experiência brasileira. Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier, 2004, 1ª ed., 442 p. ISBN: 85-352-1441-0.

  12. Conflicto, paz e intervención internacional

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    Alfredo Molano

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Nuestro conflicto armado nunca ha estado desvinculado del contexto internacional, bien como presencia activa de terceros, o bien como pretexto y expediente para legitimar a una de las partes y desligitimar a la otra.

  13. Final Technical Report DE-EE0006911 Vermont Solar Pathways

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    Lane, Damon [VEIC; Hill, David [VEIC

    2018-03-23

    Solar PV is the fastest-growing form of energy in Vermont. From 2012 to 2017, Vermont’s solar energy capacity increased almost nine times to 227 MW, a compound annual growth rate of 54%. During this time, the portion of electricity from solar grew from 0.5% to 5%. The state is one of the national leaders in net metering, community solar, and solar jobs per capita. In 2011, the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan set a goal to have renewable energy supply 90% of the state’s total energy needs (including electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation) by 2050. The Department of Public Service completed a Total Energy Study to examine the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of various paths to the 90% goal and related emissions goals. The General Assembly created a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) that includes credit for projects—such as electric vehicles and modern wood heating—that switch end uses away from fossil fuel, making the RPS essentially a total energy portfolio standard. Achieving the state’s energy goals will require major contributions from distributed resources and the development of supporting infrastructure such as energy storage, electric vehicle charging stations, and upgraded distribution systems. The Vermont Solar Pathways project used scenario modeling and stakeholder engagement to create a broadly supported plan to get 20% of the state’s electricity from solar by 2025. Scenario modeling provided numbers and graphs for examining issues, costs, and benefits, and spurred discussions at the 11 stakeholder meetings held over the course of the project. Stakeholders provided feedback to improve the model and made suggestions for variations on the scenarios.

  14. Géographie de l’union civile au Vermont

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    Baptiste Coulmont

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Le Vermont, État rural du Nord des États-Unis, a créé en 2000 les «unions civiles», réservées aux couples du même sexe. Cette forme de mariage s’est appuyée sur une communauté gay et lesbienne locale, tout en contribuant à développer un «tourisme homosexuel» et à pousser certaines églises à revoir leur traitement des couples homosexuels: homosexualité et ruralité ne sont pas nécessairement opposées.

  15. La aplicación del Derecho Internacional en el Derecho interno

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    Bou Franch, Valentín

    2017-01-01

    PowerPoint del Tema 15 de la asignatura "Derecho Internacional Público". Curso 2017-2018. Tema 15.- La aplicación del Derecho Internacional en el Derecho interno. 1.-Las relaciones entre el Derecho Internacional y el Derecho interno. 2.- Los procesos de remisión entre el Derecho Internacional y el Derecho interno. 3.- La integración de las normas internacionales en el Derecho interno. 4.- Los conflictos entre el Derecho Internacional y el Derecho interno.

  16. internacional en el México Central

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    Maricela Carmona González

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue determinar la prevalencia obesidad en niños y niñas escolares de 6-12 años de los hogares rurales, en localidades con tradición migratoria internacional de la región sur del Estado de México. Así mismo se describen las transformaciones en sus hábitos alimentarios y estilos de vida. Para determinar la prevalencia se obtuvo el Índice de Masa Corporal (IMC de 276 escolares de tres comunidades, divididos en 2 grupos: escolares con padre migrante y sin padre migrante, subdivididos por género, con el fin de observar alguna diferencia entre los grupos, y se aplicó una encuesta de frecuencia alimentaria para conocer las dietas de los escolares. Además de la observación participante para obtener información cualitativa sobre el comportamiento en las comidas, se realizaron 40 entrevistas informales las madres de los escolares para profundizar en los temas de la comida, la migración, las remesas y los estilos de vida. Se concluye que el acceso a recursos monetarios, provenientes de las remesas, de ingresos extra-agrícolas y/o de programas gubernamentales, son algunos de los factores que influyen para que en estas comunidades se den prevalencias de obesidad y sobre peso tan altas como las que se encuentran en el medio urbano.

  17. Colombia frente a la coyuntura financiera internacional

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    Fernando E. Suescún M.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Las perspectivas de la economía colombiana y en particular su situación fiscal y cambiaria se analizan a la luz de las políticas sugeridas por el Consenso de Washington (ajuste fiscal, privatización y apertura y las críticas a este enfoque realizadas por el premio Nobel, Joseph Stiglitz. A partir de la experiencia de los países del sudeste asiático y su respuesta exitosa a la crisis financiera internacional, las políticas de austeridad fiscal y apertura a los mercados externos ganan credibilidad ante los organismos financieros internacionales. Sin embargo, los casos de Argentina y Brasil minan las bases de esta confianza. Argentina enfrenta una situación caótica, con una devaluación del 250% y restricciones a las operaciones comerciales. También Brasil presenta un alto riesgo de cri- sis, a pesar del apoyo recibido por el FMI. ...

  18. El debate internacional sobre el desarrollo sostenible

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    Eguzki Urteaga

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo sostenible es un concepto político forjado al finalizar los «treinta gloriosos», es decir después de un largo periodo de desarrollo socioeconómico (1945-1975 sinónimo de alto crecimiento, de pleno empleo y de elevado nivel de vida. Las cuestiones medioambientales aparecen entonces como la otra cara de la moneda. El desarrollo sostenible se impone como el reto fundamental del siglo XXI. Presentado como la solución a todos los problemas a los que se enfrenta la humanidad, el desarrollo sostenible sigue siendo un enigma: ¿Cómo se puede crecer, aumentar el bienestar de la población mundial, luchar contra las desigualdades sociales y salvaguardar la dinámica de la biosfera? ¿Hay que confiar en el capitalismo y en la regulación por los precios o, por el contrario, es preciso imponer nuevas normas para limitar los efectos del capitalismo? Si así es, ¿esta normativa debe ser elaborada por actores públicos o privados? Para contestar a estas preguntas es imprescindible detenerse en la historia del debate internacional sobre la noción de desarrollo sostenible.

  19. An Interview with Professor Paddy Scannell, Oxford, July 2006

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    Paddy Scannell: I had done a degree in English literature at Oxford for three years and after that, because I hadn’t a clue what I wanted to do next, I thought I might as well stay on a bit longer. So I applied to do postgraduate research in English literature. That turned out to be total waste of time and I packed it up at the end of the first year. I moved on to a postgraduate certificate in education at the University of Hull - the only place I could get into just before the start of the a...

  20. Health status and needs of Latino dairy farmworkers in Vermont.

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    Baker, Daniel; Chappelle, David

    2012-01-01

    Vermont is a new Latino destination where many Spanish-speaking migrants have found work on dairy farms. One hundred twenty Latino workers were surveyed on 59 Vermont dairy farms to develop a demographic profile and evaluate their self-assessed health status and barriers to care. The study found, similar to other studies, the majority of workers were young, male Mexicans. However, the workers in this study, as compared to others, originated farther south in Mexico and there were significant regional differences in educational attainment. Workers defined health in terms of their ability to work and the majority believed themselves to be in good health. The majority felt that moving to the United States has not changed their health status. The most common health issue reported was back/neck pain, followed by dental and mental health issues. Workers are both physically and linguistically isolated and reported isolation as the most challenging aspect of dairy farm work. Fear of immigration law enforcement was the primary barrier to care. Community-based initiatives, including partnerships with colleges and universities, outreach to farm employers and the adoption of "bias-free policing" are strategies that can increase access to health care for Latino dairy farmworkers in the United States.

  1. Recent findings of the Oxford survey of childhood cancers

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    Chiacchierini, R.P.; Stewart, A.M.; Kneale, G.W.

    1980-01-01

    The Oxford Survey of Childhood Cancers has provided valuable data and analyses concerning the effects of x-irradiation exposure of the fetus. Some important milestones in the long history of this study, two current findings, and areas where future research is being planned are discussed. An initial report by Stewart et al. indicated an association between prenatal irradiation and childhood cancer under the age of 10. These results were strengthened in a second paper in which a twofold increase in cancer risk was reported for children irradiated in utero. These findings were controversial and were not widely accepted until confirmed in another case-control study of Graham et al. a prospective study by Mac Mahon, and an historical prospective study by Diamond et al. Even today, however, there are some who point to the inconsistency between this work and the negative findings among Japanese atomic-bomb survivors as indicating a spurious relationship between in utero irradiation and childhood cancer. The history of this controversy can be traced in the literature. Since the early results were promising, the Oxford Survey has been expanded. The age limitation has been raised from age 10 to age 15 and the geographic coverage was extended to include Scotland along with England and Wales

  2. The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy

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    Heilbron, John L.

    2005-06-01

    With over 150 alphabetically arranged entries about key scientists, concepts, discoveries, technological innovations, and learned institutions, the Oxford Guide to Physics and Astronomy traces the history of physics and astronomy from the Renaissance to the present. For students, teachers, historians, scientists, and readers of popular science books such as Galileo's Daughter , this guide deciphers the methods and philosophies of physics and astronomy as well as the historical periods from which they emerged. Meant to serve the lay reader and the professional alike, this book can be turned to for the answer to how scientists learned to measure the speed of light, or consulted for neat, careful summaries of topics as complicated as quantum field theory and as vast as the universe. The entries, each written by a noted scholar and edited by J. L. Heilbron, Professor of History and Vice Chancellor, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, reflect the most up-to-date research and discuss the applications of the scientific disciplines to the wider world of religion, law, war, art and literature. No other source on these two branches of science is as informative or as inviting. Thoroughly cross-referenced and accented by dozens of black and white illustrations, the Oxford Guide to Physics and Astronomy is the source to turn to for anyone looking for a quick explanation of alchemy, x-rays and any type of matter or energy in between.

  3. Validation of the Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available David Morley, Sarah Dummett, Laura Kelly, Jill Dawson, Ray Fitzpatrick, Crispin Jenkinson Health Services Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Purpose: There is growing interest in the management of long-term conditions and in keeping people active and participating in the community. Testing the effectiveness of interventions that aim to affect activities and participation can be challenging without a well-developed, valid, and reliable instrument. This study therefore aims to develop a patient-reported outcome measure, the Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire (Ox-PAQ, which is theoretically grounded in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF and fully compliant with current best practice guidelines. Methods: Questionnaire items generated from patient interviews and based on the nine chapters of the ICF were administered by postal survey to 386 people with three neurological conditions: motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. Participants also completed the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36 and EQ-5D-5L. Results: Thus, 334 participants completed the survey, a response rate of 86.5%. Factor analysis techniques identified three Ox-PAQ domains, consisting of 23 items, accounting for 72.8% of variance. Internal reliability for the three domains was high (Cronbach's α: 0.81–0.96, as was test–retest reliability (intraclass correlation: 0.83–0.92. Concurrent validity was demonstrated through highly significant relationships with relevant domains of the MOS SF-36 and the EQ-5D-5L. Assessment of known-groups validity identified significant differences in Ox-PAQ scores among the three conditions included in the survey. Conclusion: Results suggest that the Ox-PAQ is a valid and reliable measure of participation and activity. The measure will now be validated in

  4. The Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire: study protocol

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    Full Text Available David Morley, Sarah Dummett, Laura Kelly, Jill Dawson, Ray Fitzpatrick, Crispin JenkinsonNuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UKBackground: With an ageing population and increasing demands on health and social care services, there is growing importance attached to the management of long-term conditions, including maximizing the cost-effectiveness of treatments. In line with this, there is increasing emphasis on the need to keep people both active and participating in daily life. Consequently, it is essential that well developed and validated instruments that can meaningfully assess levels of participation and activity are widely available. Current measures, however, are largely focused on disability and rehabilitation, and there is no measure of activity or participation for generic use that fully meets the standards set by regulatory bodies such as the US Food and Drug Administration. Here we detail a protocol for the development and validation of a new patient-reported outcome measure (PROM for assessment of participation and activity in people experiencing a variety of health conditions, ie, the Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire (Ox-PAQ. The stages incorporated in its development are entirely in line with current regulations and represent best practice in the development of PROMs.Methods: Development of the Ox-PAQ is theoretically grounded in the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. The project incorporates a new strategy of engaging with stakeholders from the outset in an attempt to identify those characteristics of PROMs considered most important to a range of potential users. Items will be generated through interviews with patients from a range of conditions. Pretesting of the instrument will be via cognitive interviews and focus groups. A postal survey will be conducted, with data subject to factor and Rasch analysis in order to

  5. The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries

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    Popular music has come to play a significant role in the political and cultural history of the Nordic countries. Research on the region's culture has largely followed national narratives created by political and economic institutions, even as cultural life in the region—which spans a large area...... of northern Europe and the North Atlantic—displays more complex geographies and evolving global dynamics. As the first of its kind, The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries offers a series of exemplary studies of music in these transnational dynamics in the specific context of the region......'s cultures and natural environments, written by the foremost experts in the field. Chapters highlight and challenge music's place in exotic images of the North and in transnational environmentalism, tourism, racism, and media industries. The Handbook illustrates how transnational dynamics evolve and shape...

  6. The Oxford handbook of the history of physics

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    2013-01-01

    The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics brings together cutting-edge writing by more than twenty leading authorities on the history of physics from the seventeenth century to the present day. By presenting a wide diversity of studies in a single volume, it provides authoritative introductions to scholarly contributions that have tended to be dispersed in journals and books not easily accessible to the general reader. While the core thread remains the theories and experimental practices of physics, the Handbook contains chapters on other dimensions that have their place in any rounded history. These include the role of lecturing and textbooks in the communication of knowledge, the contribution of instrument-makers and instrument-making companies in providing for the needs of both research and lecture demonstrations, and the growing importance of the many interfaces between academic physics, industry, and the military.

  7. Seasonal frost penetration, Sleepers River Research Watershed, Vermont, USA, Version 1

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The frost tube network is located within a 3.25-square-mile sub-watershed of the Sleepers River Research Watershed near Danville, Vermont, USA. Tubes were positioned...

  8. Risk-based flood-planning strategy for Vermont's roadway network.

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    In this project, the authors extend the use of a previously established measure of link-specific criticality, the Network Robustness Index (NRI), to address disruptions in Vermonts federal-aid road network caused by summertime flooding. The goal o...

  9. EPA Provides State of Vermont $14.7 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $14.7 million to the State of Vermont to help finance improvements to water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment.

  10. Digital bedrock geologic map of parts of the Huntington, Richmond, Bolton and Waterbury quadrangles, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG95-9A Thompson, PJ�and Thompson, TB, 1995, Digital bedrock geologic map of parts of the Huntington, Richmond, Bolton and Waterbury quadrangles,...

  11. Vermont State Briefing Book on low-level radioactive waste management

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    The Vermont State Briefing Book is one of a series of state briefing books on low-level radioactive waste management practices. It has been prepared to assist state and federal agency officials in planning for safe low-level radioactive waste disposal. The report contains a profile of low-level radioactive waste generators in Vermont. The profile is the result of a survey of Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensees in Vermont. The briefing book also contains a comprehensive assessment of low-level radioactive waste management issues and concerns as defined by all major interested parties including industry, government, the media, and interest groups. The assessment was developed through personal communications with representatives of interested parties, and through a review of media sources. Lastly, the briefing book provides demographic and socioeconomic data and a discussion of relevant government agencies and activities, all of which may affect waste management practices in Vermont.

  12. Vermont State Briefing Book on low-level radioactive waste management

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    1981-07-01

    The Vermont State Briefing Book is one of a series of state briefing books on low-level radioactive waste management practices. It has been prepared to assist state and federal agency officials in planning for safe low-level radioactive waste disposal. The report contains a profile of low-level radioactive waste generators in Vermont. The profile is the result of a survey of Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensees in Vermont. The briefing book also contains a comprehensive assessment of low-level radioactive waste management issues and concerns as defined by all major interested parties including industry, government, the media, and interest groups. The assessment was developed through personal communications with representatives of interested parties, and through a review of media sources. Lastly, the briefing book provides demographic and socioeconomic data and a discussion of relevant government agencies and activities, all of which may affect waste management practices in Vermont

  13. Bedrock geologic map of parts of the Eden, Albany, Lowell, and Irasburg quadrangles, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG09-4 (Digitized draft of VG97-5): Kim, J., 2009, Bedrock geologic map of parts of the Eden, Albany, Lowell, and Irasburg quadrangles, VGS...

  14. DIFERENCIAS ENTRE EL DERECHO PENAL INTERNACIONAL Y EL DERECHO INTERNACIONAL PENAL

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    Jean Carlo Mejía Azuero

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Resulta interesante plantear académicamente algunas diferencias entre los dos tipos de derecho estudiados hasta el momento, con el fin de evidenciar sus distanciamientos, pero también su evidentes cercanías; esta comparación puede igualmente ayudar a establecer contenidos y contextos de aplicación y facilitar la ubicación de la herramientas, ora para la defensa de causas ante tribunales internacionales o bien, desde la perspectiva estatal en procesos de extradición, ya sea con miras a facilitar la persecución de cierto tipo de criminalidad sobre lo cual existe un consenso mínimo a nivel internacional, o bien para garantizar el respeto y la protección de los derechos fundamentales de los posibles sujetos de extradición o de las personas que ya han sido extraditadas.

  15. Fuel poverty, excess winter deaths, and energy costs in Vermont: Burdensome for whom?

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    Teller-Elsberg, Jonathan; Sovacool, Benjamin; Smith, Taylor; Laine, Emily

    2016-01-01

    Energy, whether from electricity, natural gas, heating oil, propane, kerosene, or wood, is essential for the well-being of many Americans, yet those who spend more than 10 percent of their income of energy services can be considered “fuel poor.” This study assesses the extent and severity of fuel poverty in Vermont. It analyzes energy burdens in Vermont by household income deciles, using data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Approximately 71,000 people suffered from fuel poverty in Vermont in 2000, and in 2012 the number rose to 125,000, or one in five Vermonters. Startlingly, fuel poverty grew 76 percent during this period. Excess winter deaths, caused potentially by fuel poverty, kill more Vermonters each year than car crashes. The article then provides 12 policy recommendations based on a small sample of elite semi-structured research interviews. These include suggestions that the Vermont legislature better fund investments in weatherization among low-income households; that community groups and social service agencies scale up the training of energy efficiency coaches; that state agencies endorse improvements in housing efficiency and appropriate fuel switching; and that utilities and fuel providers offer extra assistance for disconnected households and allow for on-bill financing of efficiency improvements. - Highlights: • Those spending 10 percent of their monthly income or more on energy services are in “fuel poverty”. • In this study we analyze the energy burden in Vermont by household income deciles. • We calculate that excess winter deaths caused potentially by fuel poverty kill more Vermonters each year than car crashes. • We conclude with implications for energy planners and policymakers.

  16. The Impact of Human Rights on Universalizing Health Care in Vermont, USA.

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    MacNaughton, Gillian; Haigh, Fiona; McGill, Mariah; Koutsioumpas, Konstantinos; Sprague, Courtney

    2015-12-10

    In 2010, Vermont adopted a new law embracing human rights principles as guidelines for health care reform, and in 2011, Vermont was the first state in the US to enact framework legislation to establish a universal health care system for all its residents. This article reports on the Vermont Workers' Center's human rights-based approach to universal health care and the extent to which this approach influenced decision makers. We found the following: (1) by learning about the human right to health care and sharing experiences, Vermonters were motivated to demand universal health care; (2) mobilizing Vermonters around a unified message on the right to health care made universal health care politically important; (3) using the human rights framework to assess new proposals enabled the Vermont Workers' Center to respond quickly to new policy proposals; (4) framing health care as a human right provided an alternative to the dominant economics-based discourse; and (5) while economics continues to dominate discussions among Vermont leaders, both legislative committees on health care use the human rights principles as guiding norms for health care reform. Importantly, the principles have empowered Vermonters by giving them more voice in policymaking and have been internalized by legislators as democratic principles of governance. Copyright © 2015 MacNaughton, Haigh, McGill, Koutsioumpas, Sprague. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

  17. Rumo a um novo regime monetário internacional

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O artigo procura avançar na reflexão sobre a ordem internacional. O objetivo do artigo é examinar o impacto no sistema monetário internacional sob a dominância do dólar e a possibilidade de formação de uma cesta de moeda entre os países a  fim de se  ter uma ordem internacional  mais simétrica. The article seeks to foster reflection on the international order. The article aims to examine the impact in international monetary system under the dominance of the dollar as key currency and the possibility of forming a basket of currencies between countries in order to have a more balanced international.

  18. Implementing housing first in rural areas: pathways Vermont.

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    Stefancic, Ana; Henwood, Benjamin F; Melton, Hilary; Shin, Soo-Min; Lawrence-Gomez, Rebeka; Tsemberis, Sam

    2013-12-01

    The benefits of Pathways Housing First in addressing chronic homelessness for persons with severe mental illness have been well established. However, the implementation and effectiveness of such programs in rural areas has yet to be examined. We described the model's adaptations in Vermont, including the use of hybrid assertive community treatment-intensive case management teams, which consisted of service coordinators with geographically based caseloads (staff/client ratio of 1:20) and regional multidisciplinary specialists. The program's innovative and widespread inclusion of technology into operations facilitated efficiency and responsiveness, and a pilot telehealth initiative supplemented in-person client visits. The program achieved a housing retention rate of 85% over approximately 3 years, and consumers reported decreased time spent homeless, demonstrating that program adaptations and technological enhancements were successful.

  19. Mercury on the move during snowmelt in Vermont

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    Shanley, James B.; Schuster, P.F.; Reddy, M.M.; Roth, D.A.; Taylor, Howard E.; Aiken, G.

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    Although mercury (Hg) emissions peaked in the United States over the last 20 to 40 years and are now declining, they remain well above natural background levels in soils and sediments. Only a small fraction of the Hg deposited from the atmosphere to the terrestrial landscape runs off in streamflow. However, some of this Hg is methylated in the environment and can potentially bioaccumulate to the top of food webs, posing a hazard to people who eat fish, especially children and pregnant women. What factors determine the amount of Hg that runs off in streams? During the 2000 snowmelt at Sleepers River in Vermont, strong correlations were found between dissolved and particulate mercury and the respective dissolved and particulate organic carbon fractions, even when data were pooled from 10 streams of diverse watershed size and land cover. Episodic export of particulate Hg during the highest flows appears to be the dominant mechanism of Hg movement.

  20. Implementing Housing First in Rural Areas: Pathways Vermont

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    Henwood, Benjamin F.; Melton, Hilary; Shin, Soo-Min; Lawrence-Gomez, Rebeka; Tsemberis, Sam

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    The benefits of Pathways Housing First in addressing chronic homelessness for persons with severe mental illness have been well established. However, the implementation and effectiveness of such programs in rural areas has yet to be examined. We described the model’s adaptations in Vermont, including the use of hybrid assertive community treatment–intensive case management teams, which consisted of service coordinators with geographically based caseloads (staff/client ratio of 1:20) and regional multidisciplinary specialists. The program’s innovative and widespread inclusion of technology into operations facilitated efficiency and responsiveness, and a pilot telehealth initiative supplemented in-person client visits. The program achieved a housing retention rate of 85% over approximately 3 years, and consumers reported decreased time spent homeless, demonstrating that program adaptations and technological enhancements were successful. PMID:24148038

  1. I Jornada Internacional GEMInIS (JIG/2014)

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    Grupo de Estudos sobre Mídias Interativas em Imagem e Som, GEMInIS

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    A I Jornada Internacional GEMInIS (JIG/2014) terá como tema central os processos da convergência midiática que transformam o “entretenimento transmídia” na base da economia criativa. O ‘entretenimento transmídia’ ocupa um lugar central na esfera da produção e consumo, porém, é uma noção que permanece relativamente inédita no campo acadêmico. Historicamente, entretenimento é um conceito que aparece associado ao que é ‘alegre, divertido, emocionante e prazeroso’. Na I Jornada Internacional GEMI...

  2. Redes sociales: herramienta de marketing internacional en el sector hotelero

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    Ana María Miranda Zavala; Isaac Cruz Estrada

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    El presente artículo tiene como objetivo identificar las estrategias de marketing internacional en redes sociales que realizan los hoteles de cuatro y cinco estrellas de la ciudad de Tijuana, Baja California, México. Así mismo, la revisión de las características y contenidos de las redes sociales de este sector, reconociendo la importancia en el marketing internacional como medio de comunicación con los huéspedes. De este modo, se propone caracterizar los atributos que consideran esenciales l...

  3. El Estoppel: dificultades para definir una regla en derecho internacional y el rol deslucido de la Corte Internacional de Justicia

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    Vassallo, Federico J.

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    Full Text Available Nacido como instituto del common law, el estoppel fue introducido en el Derecho Internacional a través de laudos de árbitros británicos y norteamericanos en los siglos XIX y XX. Recogido luego –implícita o explícitamente– por la CPJI y la CIJ (Empréstitos Serbios, Estatus Legal de Groenlandia Oriental, Pesquerías, Plataforma Continental del Mar del Norte, entre otros, se ha convertido en una defensa perentoria de frecuente invocación. Sin embargo, la Corte Internacional no parece haber sabido precisar sus elementos constituyentes, derivando en una interpretación inconsistente del silencio y de la denominada detrimental reliance. Esto ha generado una incertidumbre que ha puesto incluso en duda la misma existencia del estoppel como regla del Derecho Internacional.

  4. Oxford Nanopore MinION Sequencing and Genome Assembly

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    Hengyun Lu

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The revolution of genome sequencing is continuing after the successful second-generation sequencing (SGS technology. The third-generation sequencing (TGS technology, led by Pacific Biosciences (PacBio, is progressing rapidly, moving from a technology once only capable of providing data for small genome analysis, or for performing targeted screening, to one that promises high quality de novo assembly and structural variation detection for human-sized genomes. In 2014, the MinION, the first commercial sequencer using nanopore technology, was released by Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT. MinION identifies DNA bases by measuring the changes in electrical conductivity generated as DNA strands pass through a biological pore. Its portability, affordability, and speed in data production makes it suitable for real-time applications, the release of the long read sequencer MinION has thus generated much excitement and interest in the genomics community. While de novo genome assemblies can be cheaply produced from SGS data, assembly continuity is often relatively poor, due to the limited ability of short reads to handle long repeats. Assembly quality can be greatly improved by using TGS long reads, since repetitive regions can be easily expanded into using longer sequencing lengths, despite having higher error rates at the base level. The potential of nanopore sequencing has been demonstrated by various studies in genome surveillance at locations where rapid and reliable sequencing is needed, but where resources are limited.

  5. Re-evaluation of the age of the Brandon Lignite (Vermont, USA) based on plant megafossils. [USA - Vermont

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    Tiffney, B.H. (University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences)

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    The Brandon Lignite of west-central Vermont contains the northernmost megafossil flora of Cenozoic angiosperms, and one of the most diverse Cenozoic pollen floras in northeastern North America. While the floristic composition clearly indicates deposition of the Brandon sediments in the warmer parts of the Cenozoic, previous attempts at a more precise stratigraphic placement have been inconclusive, ranging from Cretaceous to Miocene. Re-evaluation of existing and new fruit, seed and wood data from the Brandon flora in the context of other floras in the Northern Hemisphere leads to the conservative conclusion that the deposit could range from earliest Oligocene to Early Miocene. Several lines of potentially weak evidence favor an Early Miocene age, in agreement with recent biostratigraphic data from the associated pollen flora. It is concluded that the Brandon Lignite is Early Miocene.

  6. Review: G.-M. de Schryver et al. (Eds.). Oxford Bilingual School ...

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    Abstract. G.-M. de Schryver et al. (Eds.). Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: IsiXhosa and English. 2014, 562 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-576682-0. Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa. Price R129.95.

  7. O direito internacional em sua aplicação por cortes e tribunais: rumo a um sistema judicial internacional?

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    Camilla Capucio

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    Full Text Available Partindo da análise do direito internacional como um sistema, coeso e unitário, em negação ao discurso da fragmentação, este trabalho objetiva destacar a aplicação deste corpus juris na atualidade. Assim, são visitados não somente os tribunais e cortes internacionais, mas inclusive os órgãos judiciais internos. Por fim, é brevemente comentada a integração entre essas instituições, de modo a constituírem um sistema judicial internacional.

  8. 1er. Taller internacional sobre oso hormiguero gigante (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)

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    M.V. Guillermo Pérez Jimeno

    2008-01-01

    ResumenLos pasados días 2 y 3 de noviembre se llevó a cabo el 1er. Taller internacional sobre oso hormiguero gigante (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), en instalaciones del Zoológico de Florencio Varela. Participaron activamente representantes de Brasil, Colombia, Holanda, Alemania y Argentina.

  9. Modernización aeropuerto internacional de Luanda

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    Lopez Rivera, Raul

    2012-01-01

    Projecte realitzat en col•laboració amb Indra El PFC describe los trabajos realizados en el proyecto de modernización del aeropuerto internacional de Luanda. Los trabajos a describir son los que realice bajo el rol de jefe de proyecto de los sistemas IT implantados, contratados a la empresa en la que realizo mi actividad laboral.

  10. Book review: Dexter Hoyos, Mastering the West. Rome and Carthage at War, Oxford-New York, Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. XXI, 337; ISBN 9780199860104

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    Full Text Available This essay offers a critical review of the volume by Dexter Hoyos «Mastering the West. Rome and Carthage at War», published in 2015 in Oxford-New York by the Oxford University Press, focused on the conflicts that involved Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC for the supremacy in the western Mediterranean.

  11. Validation of the Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire.

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    Morley, David; Dummett, Sarah; Kelly, Laura; Dawson, Jill; Fitzpatrick, Ray; Jenkinson, Crispin

    2016-01-01

    There is growing interest in the management of long-term conditions and in keeping people active and participating in the community. Testing the effectiveness of interventions that aim to affect activities and participation can be challenging without a well-developed, valid, and reliable instrument. This study therefore aims to develop a patient-reported outcome measure, the Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire (Ox-PAQ), which is theoretically grounded in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) and fully compliant with current best practice guidelines. Questionnaire items generated from patient interviews and based on the nine chapters of the ICF were administered by postal survey to 386 people with three neurological conditions: motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. Participants also completed the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and EQ-5D-5L. Thus, 334 participants completed the survey, a response rate of 86.5%. Factor analysis techniques identified three Ox-PAQ domains, consisting of 23 items, accounting for 72.8% of variance. Internal reliability for the three domains was high (Cronbach's α: 0.81-0.96), as was test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation: 0.83-0.92). Concurrent validity was demonstrated through highly significant relationships with relevant domains of the MOS SF-36 and the EQ- 5D-5L. Assessment of known-groups validity identified significant differences in Ox-PAQ scores among the three conditions included in the survey. Results suggest that the Ox-PAQ is a valid and reliable measure of participation and activity. The measure will now be validated in a range of further conditions, and additional properties, such as responsiveness, will also be assessed in the next phase of the instrument's development.

  12. The 10 Conditions That Increased Vermont's Readiness to Implement Statewide Health System Transformation.

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    Grembowski, David; Marcus-Smith, Miriam

    2017-08-22

    Following an arduous, 6-year policy-making process, Vermont is the first state implementing a unified, statewide all-payer integrated delivery system with value-based payment, along with aligned medical and social service reforms, for almost all residents and providers in a state. Commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid value-based payment for most Vermonters will be administered through a new statewide accountable care organization in 2018-2022. The purpose of this article is to describe the 10 conditions that increased Vermont's readiness to implement statewide system transformation. The authors reviewed documents, conducted internet searches of public information, interviewed key informants annually in 2014-2016, cross-validated factual and narrative interpretation, and performed content analyses to derive conditions that increased readiness and their implications for policy and practice. Four social conditions (leadership champions; a common vision; collaborative culture; social capital and collective efficacy) and 6 support conditions (money; statewide data; legal infrastructure; federal policy promoting payment reform; delivery system transformation aligned with payment reform; personnel skilled in system reform) increased Vermont's readiness for system transformation. Vermont's experience indicates that increasing statewide readiness for reform is slow, incremental, and exhausting to overcome the sheer inertia of large fee-based systems. The new payments may work because statewide, uniform population-based payment will affect the health care of almost all Vermonters, creating statewide, uniform provider incentives to reduce volume and making the current fee-based system less viable. The conditions for readiness and statewide system transformation may be more likely in states with regulated markets, like Vermont, than in states with highly competitive markets.

  13. The Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire: study protocol.

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    Morley, David; Dummett, Sarah; Kelly, Laura; Dawson, Jill; Fitzpatrick, Ray; Jenkinson, Crispin

    2013-01-01

    With an ageing population and increasing demands on health and social care services, there is growing importance attached to the management of long-term conditions, including maximizing the cost-effectiveness of treatments. In line with this, there is increasing emphasis on the need to keep people both active and participating in daily life. Consequently, it is essential that well developed and validated instruments that can meaningfully assess levels of participation and activity are widely available. Current measures, however, are largely focused on disability and rehabilitation, and there is no measure of activity or participation for generic use that fully meets the standards set by regulatory bodies such as the US Food and Drug Administration. Here we detail a protocol for the development and validation of a new patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for assessment of participation and activity in people experiencing a variety of health conditions, ie, the Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire (Ox-PAQ). The stages incorporated in its development are entirely in line with current regulations and represent best practice in the development of PROMs. Development of the Ox-PAQ is theoretically grounded in the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. The project incorporates a new strategy of engaging with stakeholders from the outset in an attempt to identify those characteristics of PROMs considered most important to a range of potential users. Items will be generated through interviews with patients from a range of conditions. Pretesting of the instrument will be via cognitive interviews and focus groups. A postal survey will be conducted, with data subject to factor and Rasch analysis in order to identify appropriate dimensions and redundant items. Reliability will be assessed by Cronbach's alpha and item-total correlations. A second, large-scale postal survey will follow, with the Ox-PAQ being

  14. O monismo de primazia internacional: a proposta de Alfred Verdross para a relação entre direito internacional e direito estatal

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    A relação entre direito internacional e direito estatal corresponde a uma das questões freqüentemente presentes nos estudos do direito internacional. Por isso, diversas foram as propostas apresentadas por juristas, internacionalistas ou não, acerca de tal relação. Proposta como a do internacionalista Alfred Verdross, o qual explica a relação que ocorre entre direito internacional e direito estatal por meio da Teoria Monista de primazia do direito internacional, a qual será objeto do presente ...

  15. "A little information excites us." Consumer sensory experience of Vermont artisan cheese as active practice.

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    Lahne, Jacob; Trubek, Amy B

    2014-07-01

    This research is concerned with explaining consumer preference for Vermont artisan cheese and the relationship between that preference and sensory experience. Artisan cheesemaking is increasingly an important part of Vermont's dairy sector, and this tracks a growing trend of artisan agricultural practice in the United States. In popular discourse and academic research into products like artisan cheese, consumers explain their preferences in terms of intrinsic sensory and extrinsic - supposedly nonsensory - food qualities. In laboratory sensory studies, however, the relationship between preference, intrinsic, and extrinsic qualities changes or disappears. In contrast, this study explains this relationship by adopting a social theory of sensory perception as a practice in everyday life. This theory is applied to a series of focus group interviews with Vermont artisan cheese consumers about their everyday perceptions. Based on the data, a conceptual framework for the sensory perception of Vermont artisan cheese is suggested: consumers combine information about producer practice, social context, and the materiality of the product through an active, learned practice of sensory perception. Particular qualities that drive consumer sensory experience and preference are identified from the interview data. Many of these qualities are difficult to categorize as entirely intrinsic or extrinsic, highlighting the need for developing new approaches of sensory evaluation in order to fully capture everyday consumer sensory perception. Thus, this research demonstrates that social theory provides new and valuable insights into consumer sensory preference for Vermont artisan cheese. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Water resources data for New Hampshire and Vermont, water year 2001

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    Coakley, M.F.; Ward, S.L.; Hilgendorf, Gregory S.; Kiah, Richard G.

    2002-01-01

    Water-resources data for the 2001 water year for New Hampshire and Vermont consists of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; contents of lakes and reservoirs; and ground-water levels. This report contains discharge records for 75 gaging stations, stage records for 5 lakes, monthend contents for 2 lakes and reservoirs, water levels for 38 observation wells. Also included are data for 43 crest-stage partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites, which are not part of the systematic data-collection program and are published as miscellaneous measurements or under Supplemental National Water-Quality Assessment Data for Gaging Stations in New Hampshire and Vermont. A few pertinent stations in bordering states are also included in this report. These data represent that portion of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in New Hampshire and Vermont.

  17. Water Resources Data for New Hampshire and Vermont, Water Year 1999

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    Coakley, M.F.; Kiah, R.G.; Ward, S.L.; Hilgendorf, G.S.

    2000-01-01

    Water-resources data for the 1999 water year for New Hampshire and Vermont consists of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; contents of lakes and reservoirs; and ground-water levels. This report contains discharge records for 75 gaging stations, stage records for 5 lakes, monthend contents for 2 lakes and reservoirs, water levels for 28 observation wells. Also included are data for 43 crest-stage partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites, which are not part of the systematic data-collection program and are published as miscellaneous measurements or under Supplemental National Water-Quality Assessment Data for Gaging Stations in New Hampshire and Vermont. A few pertinent stations in bordering states are also included in this report. These data represent that portion of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in New Hampshire and Vermont.

  18. Water resources data for New Hampshire and Vermont, water year 2000

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    Coakley, M.F.; Keirstead, Chandlee; Brown, Robert O.; Kiah, Richard G.

    2001-01-01

    Water-resources data for the 2000 water year for New Hampshire and Vermont consists of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; contents of lakes and reservoirs; and ground-water levels. This report contains discharge records for 76 gaging stations, stage records for 5 lakes, monthend contents for 2 lakes and reservoirs, water levels for 28 observation wells. Also included are data for 43 crest-stage partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites, which are not part of the systematic data-collection program and are published as miscellaneous measurements or under Supplemental National Water-Quality Assessment Data for Gaging Stations in New Hampshire and Vermont. A few pertinent stations in bordering states are also included in this report. These data represent that portion of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in New Hampshire and Vermont.

  19. I Jornada Internacional GEMInIS (JIG/2014

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    Full Text Available A I Jornada Internacional GEMInIS (JIG/2014 terá como tema central os processos da convergência midiática que transformam o “entretenimento transmídia” na base da economia criativa. O ‘entretenimento transmídia’ ocupa um lugar central na esfera da produção e consumo, porém, é uma noção que permanece relativamente inédita no campo acadêmico. Historicamente, entretenimento é um conceito que aparece associado ao que é ‘alegre, divertido, emocionante e prazeroso’. Na I Jornada Internacional GEMInIS, pretende-se debater os processos de compartilhamento da propriedade intelectual e comercial das marcas, visando um maior entendimento sobre o modo como o conteúdo audiovisual é concebido e distribuído nas redes culturais e comunicacionais.

  20. Algunas consideraciones en torno a la Corte Penal Internacional

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    Karla Matus Roa

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    Full Text Available Para muchos, el siglo XX ha sido escenario de los peores actos de violencia que se han registrado en la historia de la humanidad. El presente artículo contiene algunas consideraciones en torno a la Corte Penal Internacional, instrumento aprobado el 17 de julio de 1998 por la Conferencia Diplomática de Plenipotenciarios de las Naciones Unidas, en la búsqueda de un efectivo y real respeto de los Derechos Fundamentales.

  1. Ensayos de teoría constitucional y derecho internacional

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    Monroy-Cabra, Marco-Gerardo

    2007-01-01

    Esta obra trata temas de la actualidad constitucional e internacional. Todos los escritos aquí presentados versan sobre aspectos relevantes en la actual teoría constitucional, como el concepto de constitucional y su valor como fuente principal de ordenamiento jurídico, la importancia de los tribunales constitucionales, la interpretación constitucional, el control de constitucionalidad y las perspectivas del constitucionalismo moderno, entre otros. Igualmente, se analizan importantes problemas...

  2. Innovaciones organizativas y productividad: el caso del outsourcing internacional

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    José Carlos Fariñas

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available La evolución reciente del comercio internacional se ha caracterizado, entre otros factores, por un creciente aprovisionamiento de inputs intermedios en los mercados internacionales. En este artículo se analizan estas decisiones empresariales a través de la comparación de las características de tamaño, productividad, edad, intensidad de capital, composición de la mano de obra, esfuerzo innovador, costes, participación de capital extranjero, entre las empresas que hacen outsourcing internacional y las que no lo hacen. Para organizar el análisis empírico se toma como referencia el modelo de Antràs y Helpman (2004 que predice que las empresas con mayor productividad se autoseleccionan al tomar la decisión de realizar outsourcing internacional. El artículo ofrece evidencia empírica que confirma esta predicción a partir de una muestra de empresas industriales españolas de la Encuesta sobre Estrategias Empresariales.

  3. Innovaciones organizativas y productividad: el caso del outsourcing internacional

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    José Carlos Fariñas

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La evolución reciente del comercio internacional se ha caracterizado, entre otros factores, por un creciente aprovisionamiento de inputs intermedios en los mercados internacionales. En este artículo se analizan estas decisiones empresariales a través de la comparación de las características de tamaño, productividad, edad, intensidad de capital, composición de la mano de obra, esfuerzo innovador, costes, participación de capital extranjero, entre las empresas que hacen outsourcing internacional y las que no lo hacen. Para organizar el análisis empírico se toma como referencia el modelo de Antràs y Helpman (2004 que predice que las empresas con mayor productividad se autoseleccionan al tomar la decisión de realizar outsourcing internacional. El artículo ofrece evidencia empírica que confirma esta predicción a partir de una muestra de empresas industriales españolas de la Encuesta sobre Estrategias Empresariales.

  4. National Uranium Resource Evaluation: Albany Quadrangle, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire

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    Field, M.T.; Truesdell, D.B.

    1982-09-01

    The Albany 1 0 x 2 0 Quadrangle, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire, was evaluated to a depth of 1500 m for uranium favorability using National Uranium Resource Evaluation criteria. Areas of favorable geology and aeroradioactivity anomalies were examined and sampled. Most Triassic and Jurassic sediments in the Connecticut Basin, in the central part of the quadrangle, were found to be favorable for sandstone uranium deposits. Some Precambrian units in the southern Green Mountains of Vermont were found favorable for uranium deposits in veins in metamorphic rocks

  5. Reliability and validity of the Oxford Happiness Inventory among university students in Iran.

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    Liaghatdar, Mohammad Javad; Jafari, Ebrahim; Abedi, Mohammad Reza; Samiee, Fatemeh

    2008-05-01

    The aim of the present study was to examine the internal reliability, content validity, construct validity, and concurrent validity of the Persian translation/Farsi version of the Oxford Happiness Inventory. The Oxford Happiness Inventory and Fordyce Happiness Inventory were completed by a sample of 727 Iranian university students. Findings confirmed the internal reliability, construct, and concurrent validity of the Oxford Happiness Inventory. Thus, it can be recommended for use as a trait-measure of happiness among Iranian samples.

  6. Hydrology and Geostatistics of a Vermont, USA Kettlehole Peatland

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    Mouser, Paula J.; Hession, W. Cully; Rizzo, Donna M.; Gotelli, Nicholas J.

    2005-01-01

    The ability to predict the response of peatland ecosystems to hydrologic changes is imperative for successful conservation and remediation efforts. We studied a 1.25-ha Vermont kettlehole bog for one year (September 2001-October 2002) to identify hydrologic controls, temporal and spatial variability in flow regimes, and to link hydrologic processes to density of the carnivorous plant ( Sarracenia purpurea), an ombrotrophic bog specialist. Using a spatial array of nested piezometers, we measured surface and subsurface flow in shallow peat and surrounding mineral soil. Our unique sampling array was based on a repeated measures factorial design with: (1) incremental distances from a central kettlehole pond; (2) equal distances between piezometers; and (3) at three depths from the peat surface. Local flow patterns in the peat were controlled by snowpack storage during winter and spring months and by evapotranspiration and pond water elevation during summer and fall months. Hydraulic head values showed a local reversal within the peat during spring months which was reflected in higher chemical constituent concentrations in these wells. On a regional scale, higher permeable soils diverted groundwater beneath the peatland to a nearby wetland complex. Horizontal water gradient magnitudes were larger in zones where the peatland was perched above regional groundwater and smaller in zones where a hydraulic connection existed between the peatland and the regional groundwater. The density of pitcher plants ( S. purpurea) is strongly correlated to the distance from a central pond, [Fe 3+], [Na +], [Cl -], and [SO42-]. The pH, conductivity, and [Ca 2+] had significant effects of depth and time with horizontal distance correlations between 20 and 26 m. The pH samples had temporal correlations between 27 and 79 days. The link between pitcher plants and ion chemistry; significant effects of peatland chemistry on distance, depth, and time; and spatial and temporal correlations are

  7. G.-M. de Schryver (Editor). Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: Zulu ...

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    The Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: Zulu and English (henceforth OZSD) is the latest addition to the bidirectional English–isiZulu bilingual dictionary market and is based on the same successful and prize-winning formula used for the Oxford Northern Sotho School Dictionary (ONSD) published in 2007. One could state ...

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    Oxford University Press Southern Africa has added the Oxford Bilingual School. Dictionary: IsiXhosa and English to its impressively developing series of bilingual school dictionaries involving English and other official languages of South. Africa. The series already has similar dictionaries in other languages namely. isiZulu ...

  9. Estimated medical cost savings in Vermont by implementation of a primary seat belt law

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    2008-09-01

    This report examines 2005 hospital discharge data reporting cases where the external cause of injury to a vehicle occupant was a motor vehicle crash to predict the estimated savings to the State of Vermont if a primary seat belt law is implemented. T...

  10. 78 FR 79654 - Vermont: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions

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    ...] Vermont: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions AGENCY... Docket ID No. EPA-R01- RCRA-2013-0554, by mail to Sharon Leitch, RCRA Waste Management and UST Section..., RCRA Waste Management and UST Section, Office of Site Remediation and Restoration (OSRR07-1), US EPA...

  11. 78 FR 79615 - Vermont: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions

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    ...] Vermont: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions AGENCY: Environmental... Waste Management and UST Section, Office of Site Remediation and Restoration (OSRR07-1), US EPA Region 1... Leitch, RCRA Waste Management and UST Section, Office of Site Remediation and Restoration, (Mail Code...

  12. 78 FR 62361 - Green Mountain Power Corporation; Vermont; Otter Creek Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Proposed...

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    ... Power Corporation; Vermont; Otter Creek Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Proposed Restricted Service... issuance of a new license for the Otter Creek Hydroelectric Project No. 2558. The programmatic agreement... Agreement would be incorporated into any Order issuing a license. Green Mountain Power Corporation, as...

  13. 77 FR 42768 - Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, Millstone Power Station, Unit 3; Notice of...

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    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50-423; NRC-2012-0044] Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, Millstone Power Station, Unit 3; Notice of Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Facility... Public Service Corporation (CVPS)' interest in the Renewed Facility Operating License (No. NPF-49) for...

  14. The timber industries of New Hampshire and Vermont: a periodic assessment of timber output

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    Robert L., Jr. Nevel; Nicolas Engalichev; William C. Gove

    1986-01-01

    This periodic evaluation of statewide industrial timber output is based on canvasses of the primary wood manufacturing plants in New Hampshire and Vermont. The report contains statistics on industrial timber products and plant wood receipts in 1982, and the production and disposition of the manufacturing plant residues that resulted. The 129.4 million cubic feet (3.7...

  15. Linguistic Change in Endangered Dialects: The Case of Alternation between "Avoir" and "Etre" in Vermont French.

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    Russo, Marijke; Roberts, Julie

    1999-01-01

    Examines the pattern of variation of the auxiliary "avoir" and "etre" in the passe compose tense in Vermont French in 22 adult speakers who immigrated from Quebec or are first-generation Franco-Americans. The purpose of the study was to determine if the process of replacement of "etre" by "avoir" in progress…

  16. 75 FR 2844 - Green Mountam National Forest; Vermont; Deerfield Wind Project

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    2010-01-19

    ... Forest Service Green Mountam National Forest; Vermont; Deerfield Wind Project AGENCY: Forest Service... Wind, LLC for the installation and operation of wind turbines on National Forest System (NFS) lands... the Deerfield Wind Project EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2005 (Vol. 70, No...

  17. Performance of a Battery Electric Vehicle in the Cold Climate and Hilly Terrain of Vermont

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    2008-12-23

    The goal of this research project was to determine the performance of a battery electric vehicle (BEV) in the cold climate and hilly terrain of Vermont. For this study, a 2005 Toyota Echo was converted from an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle...

  18. From Nature Deficit to Outdoor Exploration: Curriculum for Sustainability in Vermont's Public Schools

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    Silverman, Jonathan; Corneau, Nicole

    2017-01-01

    Children today are spending less time than ever outdoors, contributing to a culture of environmental apathy and separation from the natural world. In the growing field of environmental education, teachers are challenged to introduce the outdoors into their curriculum. In Vermont, some public school teachers have successfully implemented…

  19. Transportation, Equity, and Communities at Risk : Refugee Population and Transportation Accessibility in Vermont.

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    2011-03-01

    This study suggests that transportation is one of the key issues and challenges facing newcomers to Vermont. For refugees and immigrants as for other members of the general population, being able to get to work, school, and medical appointments on ti...

  20. Value-Added Dairy Products from Grass-Based Dairy Farms: A Case Study in Vermont

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    Wang, Qingbin; Parsons, Robert; Colby, Jennifer; Castle, Jeffrey

    2016-01-01

    On-farm processing of value-added dairy products can be a way for small dairy farms to diversify production and increase revenue. This article examines characteristics of three groups of Vermont farmers who have grass-based dairy farms--those producing value-added dairy products, those interested in such products, and those not interested in such…

  1. ANALYSIS OF MERCURY IN VERMONT AND NEW HAMPSHIRE LAKES: EVALUATION OF THE REGIONAL MERCURY CYCLING MODEL

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    An evaluation of the Regional Mercury Cycling Model (R-MCM, a steady-state fate and transport model used to simulate mercury concentrations in lakes) is presented based on its application to a series of 91 lakes in Vermont and New Hampshire. Visual and statistical analyses are pr...

  2. Digital compilation bedrock geologic map of the Mt. Ellen quadrangle, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG95-6A Stanley, RS, Walsh, G, Tauvers, PR, DiPietro, JA, and DelloRusso, V, 1995,�Digital compilation bedrock geologic map of the Mt. Ellen...

  3. Digital compilation bedrock geologic map of the South Mountain quadrangle, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG95-3A Stanley, R.S., DelloRusso, V., Tauvers, P.R., DiPietro, J.A., Taylor, S., and Prahl, C., 1995, Digital compilation bedrock geologic map of...

  4. The Equity, Adequacy and Educational Effects of a Property Tax Redistribution Finance System: Vermont's Act 60.

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    Mathis, William J.; Fleming, Brenda L.

    Vermont's Act 60 is arguably the most equitable school funding system in the nation. However, it is also one of the most controversial. The disputes are primarily focused on the recapture provision that sends excess revenues from property-rich towns to the state's education trust fund. After a 4-year implementation period, the system is now in its…

  5. Vermont's Act 60: Comprehensive School Finance Reform--Effects in the First Year of Full Implementation.

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    Mathis, William J.; Fleming, Brenda L.

    Vermont's Act 60 received national attention not only because of the controversy surrounding the sharing pool (or recapture provision) but also because of its "potential for being the most equitable system in the country." For fiscal years 1998 to 2001, tax rates have become more equitable, and a direct relationship has appeared between…

  6. Translation, cross-culturally adaptation and validation of the Danish version of Oxford Hip Score (OHS)

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    Paulsen, Aksel

    .80-0.95. The average limits of agreement was -0.05-0.06. The internal consistency was found to be high with a Cronbachs alpha of 0.99, and the average inter-item correlation was 0.88. Conclusions: The Danish translation of the Oxford Hip Score is a valid and reliable patient reported outcome measurement instrument......Objective: The Oxford Hip Score is a patient reported outcome questionnaire designed to assess pain and function in patients undergoing total hip arthroplaty (THA). The Oxford Hip Score is valid, reliable and consistent, and different language versions have been developed. Since...... there was no properly translated, adapted and validated Danish language version available, a translation to Danish, cross-culturally adaptation and validation of the Danish Oxford Hip Score was warranted. Material and Methods: We translated and cross-culturally adapted the Oxford Hip Score into Danish, in accordance...

  7. Marco general de la competencia y cooperación procesal penal internacional

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    Silva, Jorge Alberto

    2016-01-01

    El autor llama la atención sobre algunos elementos de derecho internacional acogidos en la codificación procesal penal mexicana. Presenta la temática relacionada con la competencia judicial internacional, el orden jurídico regulador de los problemas de tráfico jurídico internacional, la cooperación internacional en el nuevo Código Nacional de Procedimientos Penales, incluido el reconocimiento de decisiones extranjeras, la extradición, así como la asistencia consular. The author specificall...

  8. El Fondo Monetario Internacional ante la crisis financiera actual

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    Romualdo Bermejo y Rosana Garciandía

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La convulsión financiera iniciada en octubre de 2008 ha reavivado el debate político, social y doctrinal sobre las debilidades del sistema monetario y financiero internacional. Desde su consolidación institucional en la segunda post-guerra mundial, su legitimidad,eficiencia y justicia se han cuestionado constantemente. En estos últimos meses, su incapacidad para prever y evitar crisis como la actual se ha criticado especialmente. La crisis de la deuda de los años ochenta, el “tequilazo” mexicano de 1994 o la crisisasiática de finales de los años noventa ponen de manifiesto la existencia de elementos que dichas instituciones no han sido capaces de controlar. La cadena de infortunios financieros de los últimos meses lo corrobora y hace necesaria una profunda reflexión en términos económicos, jurídicos y también institucionales.El Fondo Monetario Internacional constituye, junto con el Banco Internacional de Reconstrucción y Fomento, el núcleo del sistema monetario y financiero internacional. Creado por los acuerdos de Bretton Woods en diciembre de 1945, el Fondo debía encargarse en su origen de favorecer la estabilidad financiera y el crecimiento económico de los Estados, poniendo a disposición de éstos sus recursos. Con el paso de los años, su cometido se ha ampliado abarcando cada vez más aspectos como la supervisión de las políticas económicas de los países miembros o la influencia en las políticas macroeconómicas nacionales. Esa extensión de sus facultades va unida, sin lugar a duda, a una creciente responsabilidad por el cumplimiento satisfactorio de su misión.Teniendo esto en cuenta, el actual debate sobre la necesidad de una nueva arquitectura financiera internacional debe ahondar en las fortalezas y debilidades del Fondo, por su papel fundamental en la misma. En este sentido, la reforma iniciada en 2005 bajo ladirección del español Rodrigo Rato se ha enfrentado a la evaluación más exigente: una crisis

  9. Considering marijuana legalization carefully: insights for other jurisdictions from analysis for Vermont.

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    Caulkins, Jonathan P; Kilmer, Beau

    2016-12-01

    In 2014 the legislature of Vermont, USA passed a law requiring the Secretary of Administration to report on the consequences of legalizing marijuana. The RAND Corporation was commissioned to write that report. This paper summarizes insights from that analysis that are germane to other jurisdictions. Translation of key findings from the RAND Corporation report to the broader policy debate. Marijuana legalization encompasses a wide range of possible regimes, distinguished along at least four dimensions: which organizations are allowed to produce and supply the drug, the regulations under which they operate, the nature of the products that can be distributed and taxes and prices. Vermont's decriminalization had already cut its costs of enforcing marijuana prohibition against adults to about $1 per resident per year. That is probably less than the cost of regulating a legal market. Revenues from taxing residents' purchases after legalization could be many times that amount, so the main fiscal cost of prohibition after decriminalization relative to outright legalization may be foregone tax revenues, not enforcement costs. Approximately 40 times as many users live within 200 miles of Vermont's borders as live within the state; drug tourism and associated tax revenues will be important considerations, as will be the response of other states. Indeed, if another state legalized with lower taxes, that could undermine the ability to collect taxes on even Vermont residents' purchases. Analysis of possible outcomes if Vermont, USA, legalized marijuana reveal that choices about how, and not just whether, to legalize a drug can have profound consequences for the effects on health and social wellbeing, and the choices of one jurisdiction can affect the options and incentives available to other jurisdictions. © 2016 Society for the Study of Addiction.

  10. A novíssima China e o Sistema Internacional

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    Paulo G. Fagundes Visentini

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available A chegada da China à periferia em desenvolvimento, com uma agenda política e econômica abrangente, inaugura um novo estágio na projeção internacional chinesa e no próprio sistema mundial. Quais são os objetivos dessa Novíssima China em termos de política internacional? Não são poucos os que identificam nas ações chinesas aspirações ambiciosas de dominação mundial, sucedendo os Estados Unidos como liderança do planeta. Em uma manifestação que beira a sinofobia (como outrora o "perigo amarelo", argumentam que seu desenvolvimento almeja concentrar a riqueza mundial em suas mãos, quebrando com a economia das demais nações. Tomando como base as relações estabelecidas com o continente africano, defendemos a hipótese de que Pequim inaugura uma nova etapa na grande política internacional e suplanta a fase em que a Nova China lutava para recuperar sua soberania e desenvolvimento, começando a Novíssima China a transformar o próprio sistema mundial. Para tal, argumentamos que a China busca evitar as hegemonias, tanto a dos Estados Unidos como a dela própria, pois nesse último caso, poderia ter a mesma sorte que a Alemanha nas duas guerras mundiais. Não se trata de uma tarefa fácil, pois a China move-se em meio à fluidez diplomática do período posterior à Guerra Fria e ao envelhecimento do capitalismo contemporâneo em seus centros históricos.

  11. El contrato de franquicia en el comercio internacional (Tema Central)

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    Castellanos Peñafiel, Lorena del Carmen

    2006-01-01

    El artículo destaca el rol trascendente que desempeña el contrato de franquicia en el mundo globalizado de hoy y su proyección jurídica en el comercio internacional. A tal efecto, parte del estudio de temas generales, tales como su origen, concepto, características, elementos y clasificación, para luego examinar, a profundidad, los rasgos que determinan su naturaleza jurídica, su aproximación a otros tipos contractuales y el régimen conflictual aplicable, analiza, así mismo, la incidencia de ...

  12. Competitividad sectorial internacional. Caso: sector del cuero y del calzado

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    Diana Carolina Villegas Álvarez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente escrito se origina en un trabajo de investigación cuya pretensión fue indagar sobre el nivel de competitividad internacional (C.I, del sector del cuero y del calzado colombiano, mediante la aplicación de indicadores que, a partir de la información estadística de las variables de comercio exterior permiten establecer ciertas relaciones que dan cuenta de la importancia del producto en los mercados de los países de la Comunidad Andina de Naciones (CAN, seleccionados para la comparación.

  13. Albacete en el Año Internacional de la Luz

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    Beléndez Vázquez, Augusto; Arribas Garde, Enrique

    2015-01-01

    El 20 de diciembre de 2013 la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en su resolución nº 68, “reconociendo la importancia de la luz y las tecnologías basadas en la luz para la vida de los ciudadanos del mundo y para el desarrollo futuro de la sociedad mundial en muchos niveles”, proclamó 2015 como Año Internacional de la Luz y de las Tecnologías basadas en la Luz para poner de manifiesto el papel fundamental que desempeñan la luz y sus tecnologías en todas las actividades humanas. La luz se ...

  14. Los derechos humanos laborales en el Derecho Internacional

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    Canessa, Miguel

    2009-01-01

    El presente estudio pretende abordar esa temática desde el horizonte del Derecho internacional. En el primer acápite se plantea un concepto para este selecto grupo de derechos laborales básicos, así como se postulan los argumentos que justifican su reconocimiento jurídico en los instrumentos internacionales de derechos humanos. En el segundo acápite se aborda la identificación de los derechos laborales con los derechos sociales, como una forma de desvalorizar su relevancia jurídica. En el ter...

  15. Rawls, tolerància internacional i les modernitats alternatives

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    Álvarez García, David

    2009-01-01

    Aquest article analitza els problemes de la transició des d'un modus vivendi fins a una concepció moral de la tolerància liberal i la seva extensió a l'àmbit internacional en l'obra de John Rawls. Per a això partim dels problemes conceptuals implícits en l'experiència de la Reforma europea com esdeveniment inspirador del liberalisme polític i analitzem el seu desenvolupament i acomodació a un context globalitzat contemporani. Prestem especial atenció als problemes que es plantegen en l...

  16. Os direitos humanos e a responsabilidade do credor internacional

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    Douglas Antônio Rocha Pinheiro

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Partindo do conceito moderno de dívida odiosa e da política creditícia do Banco Mundial, o presente artigo pretende destacar a viabilidade de se exigir o respeito aos direitos humanos como requisito indispensável ao empréstimo internacional. Based on the modern concept of odious debt and the loan policy of the World Bank, this article intends to point out the viability of requiring respect for human rights as an essential condition for the international lending.

  17. Refugees and transportation in Vermont : travel behaviour and critical questions based on gender, age and transportation hierarchies.

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    2013-03-01

    This : study : examines : the : travel : behaviour : and : attitudes : of : recently : resettled : refugees : in : Chittenden : County, : Vermont, : with : particular : attention : to : distinctions : based : on : gender : and : age. : It : is : base...

  18. Digital and preliminary bedrock geologic map of the Townshend 7.5 x 15 minute quadrangle, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital Data from VG98-335A Armstrong, T.R., and Ratcliffe, N.M., 1998, Digital and preliminary bedrock geologic map of the Townshend 7.5 x 15 minute quadrangle,...

  19. Vitoria y Suárez: el Derecho Internacional

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    Adolfo J. Sánchez Hidalgo

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende mostrar la convivencia de dos estructuras de pensamiento en la escolástica española y, especialmente, en Suárez. Vitoria presenta una visión comunitaria del orden internacional y sus enseñanzas serán transmitidas a Suárez, quien, al contrario, presenta una visión societaria del orden internacional. Esta diferencia no es una casualidad, sino un auténtico cambio de paradigma en el sabio granadino, que hace de él un autor más próximo a la modernidad que a la tradición escolástica. Gracias a un estudio comparado mostraremos el punto de inflexión que supone Suárez en el tránsito hacia la modernidad y su idea de un orden mundial fundado en una sociedad de Estados.

  20. Redes sociales: herramienta de marketing internacional en el sector hotelero

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    Ana María Miranda Zavala

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene como objetivo identificar las estrategias de marketing internacional en redes sociales que realizan los hoteles de cuatro y cinco estrellas de la ciudad de Tijuana, Baja California, México. Así mismo, la revisión de las características y contenidos de las redes sociales de este sector, reconociendo la importancia en el marketing internacional como medio de comunicación con los huéspedes. De este modo, se propone caracterizar los atributos que consideran esenciales los huéspedes de los hoteles y que hacen que el visitante incremente su confianza en la utilización de dichos medios. La investigación ha contemplado un análisis cualitativo de las redes sociales de 16 hoteles registrados en la Secretaría de Turismo (SECTUR y la Asociación de Hoteles del Noroeste (ASHONO para identificar la manera en que llevan a cabo su estrategia de marketing a través de esos medios. Asimismo, se aplicaron encuestas a 267 huéspedes de los hoteles con la finalidad de identificar los atributos que consideran importantes que aparezcan en la red social del hotel, que habrían de incrementar la eficiencia de los resultados de la estrategia de marketing con redes sociales.

  1. Los derechos humanos laborales en el Derecho Internacional

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    Miguel Canessa Montejo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio pretende abordar esa temática desde el horizonte del Derecho internacional. En el primer acápite se plantea un concepto para este selecto grupo de derechos laborales básicos, así como se postulan los argumentos que justifican su reconocimiento jurídico en los instrumentos internacionales de derechos humanos. En el segundo acápite se aborda la identificación de los derechos laborales con los derechos sociales, como una forma de desvalorizar su relevancia jurídica. En el tercer acápite se resaltan las singularidades de los derechos humanos laborales, lo que dificulta someterlos a la clásica división entre derechos civiles y derechos sociales. En el cuarto acápite se establecen las obligaciones internacionales que se desprenden de los derechos humanos laborales hacia los Estados. Asimismo, se hace un breve recorrido sobre los procedimientos internacionales de control y los más importantes pronunciamientos de protección de los derechos humanos laborales. Finalmente, en el último acápite se presenta el jus cogens laboral como pilar del Derecho internacional del trabajo.

  2. El contrato internacional de construcción: Aspectos generales.

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    Maximiliano Rodríguez Fernández

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Los Contratos Internacionales de Construcción y las relaciones jurídicas que se generan gracias a su ejecución son motivo de estudio y evaluación por parte de diferentes instituciones y académicos a lo largo y ancho del planeta, e interpretados desde el punto de vista jurisprudencial y arbitral por las diferentes cortes y tribunales de diferentes países. Ese desarrollo y estudio ha generado la creación de unos usos, prácticas y reglas propias aplicables a este tipo de contratos, que se reflejan particularmente en los contratos modelos creados por diferentes instituciones como FIDIC. Estas reglas usos y prácticas es lo que la doctrina ha denominado Ius Ingeniorum o la Lex Mercatoria de los contratos internacionales de construcción. A través del presente documento pretendo hacer una breve introducción al tema de la construcción internacional como actividad creadora de reglas autónomas e independientes en el ámbito internacional. Igualmente, haré mención a algunas de las cláusulas que considero más relevantes a este tipo de contratos, tomando como base de estudio la perspectiva que nos ofrecen los contratos modelo o tipo creados por FIDIC.

  3. El contrato internacional de construcción: Aspectos generales.

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    Maximiliano Rodríguez Fernández

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Los Contratos Internacionales de Construcción y las relaciones jurídicas que se generan gracias a su ejecución son motivo de estudio y evaluación por parte de diferentes instituciones y académicos a lo largo y ancho del planeta, e interpretados desde el punto de vista jurisprudencial y arbitral por las diferentes cortes y tribunales de diferentes países. Ese desarrollo y estudio ha generado la creación de unos usos, prácticas y reglas propias aplicables a este tipo de contratos, que se reflejan particularmente en los contratos modelos creados por diferentes instituciones como FIDIC. Estas reglas usos y prácticas es lo que la doctrina ha denominado Ius Ingeniorum o la Lex Mercatoria de los contratos internacionales de construcción. A través del presente documento pretendo hacer una breve introducción al tema de la construcción internacional como actividad creadora de reglas autónomas e independientes en el ámbito internacional. Igualmente, haré mención a algunas de las cláusulas que considero más relevantes a este tipo de contratos, tomando como base de estudio la perspectiva que nos ofrecen los contratos modelo o tipo creados por FIDIC.

  4. Los grupos armados ante el Derecho Internacional contemporáneo. : Obligaciones y responsabilidad

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    Inigo Alvarez, L.

    2016-01-01

    Los grupos armados no estatales no son un fenómeno nuevo. Sin embargo, el incremento de los conflictos armados internos desde el final de la Guerra Fría así como el surgimiento del terrorismo internacional han abierto el debate sobre la eficacia del Derecho Internacional Humanitario (DIH)y del

  5. Annotated catalogue of the types of Braconidae (Hymenoptera) in the Oxford University Museum

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    Achterberg, van C.; O'Toole, C.

    1993-01-01

    An annotated catalogue of the types of Braconidae in the Hope Entomological Collections, University Museum, Oxford, is given. The following new combinations are proposed: Aleiodes rothneyi (Shenefelt, 1975); Aniphiaulax agraensis (Cameron, 1897); Balcemena ruficollis (Cameron, 1899); Bicarinibracon

  6. The Oxford Classification predictors of chronic kidney disease in pediatric patients with IgA nephropathy

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    Rafaela C.G. Fabiano

    2017-07-01

    Conclusion: This is the first cohort study that evaluated the predictive role of the Oxford Classification in pediatric patients with IgAN from South America. Endocapillary proliferation was the unique pathological feature that independently predicted renal outcome.

  7. Performance evaluation of roundabouts for traffic delay and crash reductions in Oxford, MS.

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    2011-06-30

    Due to increased traffic volume, congestion, and capacity limitations, two roundabouts have been constructed on South Lamar : Boulevard ramp intersections with MS Highway 6 in Oxford, MS. Roundabouts replaced the existing signalized intersection : on...

  8. Justicia en Conflicto y Conflictos sobre Justicia: el Derecho Internacional Penal en Tiempos de Altas Expectativas

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    Fannie Lafontaine

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este ensayo se analizan algunos aspectos del contexto que marca el nacimiento de la jurisdicción penal internacional permanente - la Corte Penal Internacional (CPI- a saber, las expectativas que se colocaron en las instituciones de justicia penal internacional en los años 90 y posteriores, y el fracaso parcial de estas instituciones para mantenerse a la altura de esas previsiones poco realistas. Posteriormente se abordan algunos elementos de consideración para el futuro del sistema de justicia penal internacional. Se tratan algunos de los fundamentos sobre los que el sistema está construido, sirviendo de base para el argumento de que a pesar de un legado mixto y diversas deficiencias, no habrá marcha atrás hacia un vacío legal en el Derecho internacional en lo relativo a la rendición de cuentas por crímenes internacionales.

  9. Cooperação jurídica internacional e dever geral de cooperar

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    Saulo Stefanone Alle

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available O direito internacional clássico oferta argumentos à resistência dos Estados à cooperação jurídica internacional, especialmente em matéria criminal. Nesse sentido, o ponto principal é a necessidade indispensável de tratado, sob um viés voluntarista extremado. Entretanto, a atual ordem onusiana e a primazia dos direitos humanos deslocam o eixo do voluntarismo extremado a pautar o direito internacional. Evidencia-se, nessa linha, que o dever de cooperação jurídica internacional é um princípio previsto em convenções internacionais e que, além disso, decorre de princípios gerais de direito internacional, inclusive da igualdade soberana entre os Estados, e princípios de direitos humanos.

  10. A IMPORTÂNCIA DO AEROPORTO INTERNACIONAL DE VIRACOPOS PARA AS ESTRATÉGIAS EMPRESARIAIS NO MERCADO INTERNACIONAL

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    Josmar Cappa, José Henrique Souza

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo analisa o Aeroporto Internacional de Viracopos como infra-estrutura de apoio logístico integrado às operações industriais de empresas instaladas no Brasil que atuam no comércio internacional. A análise conta com o referencial teórico da Economia Industrial, Estratégias de Administração e Logística Industrial, além da recuperação do papel institucional da Infraero na gestão dos aeroportos. Assim, o movimento de mercadorias no país permite entender o caráter estratégico de Viracopos. O trabalho conclui a ampliação do aeroporto em desarmonia com uma política nacional de transporte pode gerar problemas de aglomeração, redução da qualidade de vida e dificuldades para consolidar Viracopos como centro cargueiro da América Latina.

  11. Oxford NOTECHS II: a modified theatre team non-technical skills scoring system.

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    Robertson, Eleanor R; Hadi, Mohammed; Morgan, Lauren J; Pickering, Sharon P; Collins, Gary; New, Steve; Griffin, Damian; Griffin, Damien; McCulloch, Peter; Catchpole, Ken C

    2014-01-01

    We previously developed and validated the Oxford NOTECHS rating system for evaluating the non-technical skills of an entire operating theatre team. Experience with the scale identified the need for greater discrimination between levels of performance within the normal range. We report here the development of a modified scale (Oxford NOTECHS II) to facilitate this. The new measure uses an eight-point instead of a four point scale to measure each dimension of non-technical skills, and begins with a default rating of 6 for each element. We evaluated this new scale in 297 operations at five NHS sites in four surgical specialities. Measures of theatre process reliability (glitch count) and compliance with the WHO surgical safety checklist were scored contemporaneously, and relationships with NOTECHS II scores explored. Mean team Oxford NOTECHS II scores was 73.39 (range 37-92). The means for surgical, anaesthetic and nursing sub-teams were 24.61 (IQR 23, 27); 24.22 (IQR 23, 26) and 24.55 (IQR 23, 26). Oxford NOTECHS II showed good inter-rater reliability between human factors and clinical observers in each of the four domains. Teams with high WHO compliance had higher mean Oxford NOTECHS II scores (74.5) than those with low compliance (71.1) (p = 0.010). We observed only a weak correlation between Oxford NOTECHS II scores and glitch count; r = -0.26 (95% CI -0.36 to -0.15). Oxford NOTECHS II scores did not vary significantly between 5 different hospital sites, but a significant difference was seen between specialities (p = 0.001). Oxford NOTECHS II provides good discrimination between teams while retaining reliability and correlation with other measures of teamwork performance, and is not confounded by technical performance. It is therefore suitable for combined use with a technical performance scale to provide a global description of operating theatre team performance.

  12. A Yankee at Oxford: John William Draper at the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford, 30 June 1860

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    Ungureanu, James C.

    2016-01-01

    This paper contributes to the revisionist historiography on the legendary encounter between Samuel Wilberforce and Thomas Henry Huxley at the 1860 meeting in Oxford of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. It discusses the contents of a series of letters written by John William Draper and his family reflecting on his experience at that meeting. The letters have recently been rediscovered and have been neither published nor examined at full length. After a preliminary discussion on the historiography of the Oxford debate, the paper discloses the contents of the letters and then assesses them in the light of other contemporary accounts. The letters offer a nuanced reinterpretation of the event that supports the growing move towards a revisionist account. PMID:27386714

  13. How to Find Optimal National Model of Pension System: the Projection on Russia (Book Review: Barr, N. Pension reform: A short guide [Text] / N. Barr, P. Diamond. – Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010. – 261 p.

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    Full Text Available How to Find Optimal National Model of Pension System: the Projection on Russia (Book Review: Barr, N. Pension reform: A short guide [Text] / N. Barr, P. Diamond. – Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010. – 261 p.

  14. México en el mercado internacional de aguacate

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    Alejandro Macías Macías

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El mercado internacional de aguacate ha sufrido importantes modificaciones durante las dos últimas décadas. Por un lado, aunque se trata de una fruta exótica, cada vez es más consumida en el mundo Por otro, surgen nuevas potencias exportadoras que desplazan a anteriores naciones líderes: México, principal productor y consumidor de la fruta, es, a partir de la década de 1990, en el máximo exportador, como resultado de la apertura del mercado de los Estados Unidos. Al mismo tiempo, países sudamericanos como Chile y Perú, cada vez tienen mayor presencia en el mercado europeo, desplazando relativamente a Israel, Sudáfrica, España, Kenia o Ecuador. Finalmente, se emergen nuevos vendedores como Australia o se reafirman otros como República Dominicana.

  15. A economia solidária: Um movimento internacional

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo mostra como em diferentes contextos nacionais e continentais se gerou um movimento de economia solidária. A diversidade de práticas no seio da sociedade civil local e internacional merece ser sublinhada. Esta geração de iniciativas, simultaneamente políticas e econômicas surgidas nas últimas décadas, prolonga e renova a economia social, oferecendo, assim, propostas concretas para uma outra economia, num período de crise capitalista. Como tal, não pode ser ignorada na busca de um modelo económico e de uma acção pública renovada.

  16. A proteção internacional do segredo industrial

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    2009-01-01

    A importância da proteção à propriedade industrial foi deflagrada com o advento da Revolução Industrial e, posteriormente, com a Revolução Francesa. A proteção internacional à propriedade industrial teve origem na França, em 1883, com a Convenção da União de Paris para a Proteção da Propriedade Industrial (CUP), na qual foi estabelecido o tratamento jurídico para as patentes, marcas, bem como a obrigatoriedade aos países da União de assegurar proteção efetiva contra a concorrência desleal, no...

  17. LOS PRECIOS DE LOS RECURSOS EN EL COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL

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    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available En este ensayo se analizan, a nivel teórico, los impactos sobre el comercio internacional de las diferencias entre paises en los precios del capital y el trabajo, utilizando un modelo clásico de precios en equilibrio general, involucrando el capital humano en forma explicita y prestando especial atención a la discusión sobre los corolarios de la Teoria Heckscher-Ohlin.This article ana1yzes, at theoretical level, the impacts on the international trade of the differences among countries in the prices of the capital and the work, using a Classic model of prices in general equilibrium, involving the human capital in exp1icit form and giving special attention to the discussion on the corollary oE the Theory Heckscher-Ohlin.

  18. La Cooperación Internacional entre Servicios

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    Full Text Available Los nuevos requerimientos en materia de seguridad que la comunidad internacional tiene que asumir como consecuencia de las nuevas amenazas y riesgos, obligan a que los Servicios de Inteligencia y de Información, objeto de análisis de este artículo, incrementen y mejoren la colaboración y cooperación entre ellos. En este sentido la aspiración de los Estados por poseer el máximo nivel de seguridad cediendo el mínimo de soberanía, se constituye como uno de los objetivos principales de los mismos, dificultad que se presenta, en la actualidad, para poder lograr una efectiva coordinación multilateral.…

  19. El Papa Benedicto XVI y el ámbito internacional

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    Santiago Petschen

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    Full Text Available Benedicto XVI, en el conjunto de los papas de los dos últimos siglos, es un papa eminentemente pastoral, poco diplomático. En algunas ocasiones le faltó tacto para manejar sus relaciones con los musulmanes y con los judíos. No le gustaba la política. Como gran pensador de carácter teórico la preocupaba más bien la profundidad de la filosofía que imperaba en Europa, 'la dictadura del relativismo'. Y también los problemas económicos (el egoísmo del capitalismo financiero y el medio ambiente que no son política internacional aunque sean contenidos que interesen por sí mismos.

  20. Vermont – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

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    2009-01-01

    In 1992, the State of Vermont passed a comprehensive statewide law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which is defined as “female or male homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality.” Protection with respect to gender identity was added in May 2007. Vermont’s Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in areas such as employment, housing, and education.

  1. Sobre la democracia en el ámbito internacional

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    García Guitián, Elena

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Changes originated by the complex dynamics labeled as globalization in the context of the end of Cold War world order have increased the number of normative proposals that focus on the possibility and convenience of democratizing the international sphere. Nevertheless, we still lack a clear understanding about how this process should and could take place. Democracy has always been thought as a form of government that presupposes some well defined territorial basis and demos. That is the reason why we should not try just to apply its principles and institutions to the international order, but to propose functional equivalents. And one of the most complex questions we have to deal with is the way to restructure political representation.

    Las transformaciones generadas por los procesos agrupados bajo la etiqueta de la globalización unidas a la desaparición del modelo de orden mundial establecido durante la Guerra Fría han hecho proliferar propuestas normativas que plantean la posibilidad y conveniencia de democratizar las relaciones en el ámbito internacional. Sin embargo, no está claro cómo puede y debe llevarse a cabo ese proceso, ya que la democracia está pensada como forma de gobierno que presupone una base territorial y un demos definido. Por ello, la aplicación de sus principios e instituciones al ámbito de las relaciones en la esfera internacional no puede hacerse sin más, sino que exige la adaptación de sus categorías al nuevo medio. Y una de las cuestiones que presenta más complejidad es la de la estructuración de la representación política.

  2. Análisis del futuro marco de referencia internacional

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    Cionco, G. R.; Arias, E. F.

    La técnica de interferometría de muy larga línea de base (VLBI) se aplica hoy a la astrometría para el cálculo de posiciones precisas de radiofuentes extragalácticas. Por tratarse de objetos lejanos, sus movimientos propios aparentes pueden considerarse nulos; esta propiedad hace que los catálogos de radiofuentes extragalácticas VLBI constituyan la mejor materialización de un sistema de referencia celeste inercial definido cinemáticamente. La Unión Astronómica Internacional (IAU) recomendó la adopción de un nuevo sistema de referencia celeste internacional materializado por las coordenadas ecuatoriales de objetos extragalácticos observados con le técnica VLBI. Para superar la precisión astrométrica actual es necesaria una mejora en la modelización de aquellos fenómenos que pueden introducir desviaciones sistemáticas en el marco de referencia celeste. El objetivo de este trabajo es poner de manifiesto las sistematicidades presentes en los distintos marcos de referencia elaborados con el próposito de materializar el nuevo sistema de referencia celeste de la IAU. Para la comparación de los distintos marcos de referencia se propone un modelo de tres rotaciones diferenciales más un término lineal que procura absorber los efectos sistemáticos presentes en las coordenadas. Se analiza igualmente la estabilidad de la solución cuando se utilizan distintos conjuntos de objetos de definición.

  3. Migración internacional y derechos fundamentales

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    Di Castro, Elisabetta

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available To raise the matter of international migration it is necessary to start from the process of globalization and the current world order. After outlining some of the principal aspects of this process and order in which the increase of the migratory phenomenon is manifested –and on which the organization into a hierarchy of the national States and their corresponding citizenships stands out–, the necessity of the defense of the fundamental rights of the migrants is considered. This defense must be from a global perspective –beyond the States and the citizenships put into a hierarchy–, aiming to reach the establishment of the necessary international instruments that guarantee the application of these rights institutionally. In this sense, this article concludes with the raising of the appropriateness and urgency of global migratory politics that allow the governability of international migration.

    Para el abordaje del tema de la migración internacional se requiere partir del proceso de globalización y del orden mundial vigente. Después de delinear algunos de los principales aspectos de este proceso y orden en el que se manifiesta el incremento del fenómeno migratorio, y en el que se destaca especialmente la jerarquización de los Estados-nación y sus correspondientes ciudadanías, se plantea la necesidad de la defensa de los derechos fundamentales de los migrantes. Esta defensa debe ser a su vez desde una perspectiva global, más allá de los Estados y las ciudadanías jerarquizadas, con el fin de que se puedan llegar a establecer los instrumentos internacionales necesarios que garanticen institucionalmente el accionar de esos derechos. En este sentido, el artículo concluye con el planteamiento de la pertinencia y urgencia de una política migratoria global que permita la gobernanza de la migración internacional.

  4. Clausura del V Coloquio Internacional de Geocrítica. Entrega del premio Internacional de Geocrítica 2003

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    2002-01-01

    El Premio Internacional de Geocrítica se concede este año al profesor Roberto Lobato Corrêa, uno de los más prestigiosos geógrafos brasileños y del mundo iberoamericano en general. Es un premio que significa un reconocimiento público de su labor, una demostración pública de la admiración que tenemos por su obra y por su magisterio. Pero es también un premio que expresa nuestra valoración de la geografía brasileña en general, una de las escuelas geográficas nacionales más dinámicas, originales...

  5. Impact of dilution ratios on Listeria monocytogenes growth during University of Vermont medium enrichment of deli meats.

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    Zhang, Lei; Yan, Zhinong; Ryser, Elliot T

    2007-11-01

    In the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) method for Listeria detection, a 25-g composite food sample is enriched in 225 ml of University of Vermont medium (UVM), giving a detection limit of 0.04 CFU/g. However, in a recent large-scale four-state deli meat survey for L. monocytogenes, 125-g samples enriched in 1,125 ml of UVM were requested to increase the detection limit to 0.008 CFU/g. To circumvent problems associated with large volumes of UVM, the impact on L. monocytogenes growth of lower dilution ratios used for enrichment and most-probable-number (MPN) detection was compared with the results obtained using the conventional 1:10 dilution. In this study, 125-g samples of cured turkey, uncured turkey, ham, and roast beef were inoculated with a six-strain L. monocytogenes cocktail to contain approximately 1 x 10(3) CFU/g. This cocktail was then diluted 1:3, 1:5, or 1:10 in UVM, homogenized, enriched at 30 degrees C, and periodically plated on modified Oxford agar to determine generation times during 24 h of incubation. The same enrichment protocol was also assessed in a three-tube MPN assay using 125-g samples inoculated with L. monocytogenes to contain approximately 1 CFU/g. The effects of two homogenization methods, stomaching and pulsifying, on Listeria growth were compared using oven-roasted turkey breast diluted 1:3, 1:5, and 1:10 in UVM. Overall, the growth rates, generation times, and MPN values for each of the four selected deli meats were similar (P > 0.05) using UVM enrichment ratios of 1:3, 1:5, and 1:10, with no significant (P > 0.05) differences in L. monocytogenes growth rate or generation time between experiments using pulsifying and stomaching. These findings indicate that lower volumes of UVM can be used in the USDA procedure when examining deli meats without compromising Listeria recovery.

  6. El derecho penal internacional ¿protector de los derechos humanos?

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    Botero Bernal, José Fernando

    2011-01-01

    En el presente artículo se presenta como posible y necesario el emprender la configuración de un derecho penal internacional, en tanto que saber, cuya tarea sea la de limitar el ejercicio del poder punitivo y de esa manera propenda por la vigencia real de los derechos humanos, para lo cual se han de diferenciar las nociones de poder punitivo internacional, legislación penal internacional y derecho penal de igual naturaleza, planteándose luego unas pautas generales y particulares de ese sistem...

  7. Modelos de reputação internacional e paradigmas de política externa

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    Medeiros,Sabrina Evangelista

    2011-01-01

    Reputação internacional é um objeto do direito internacional cujo valor se dá pela atribuição positiva ou negativa a respeito de um Estado pelos demais ou, de outro modo, pela capacidade de um determinado Estado agir de acordo com seus compromissos, frequentemente chamada de confiabilidade. Dessa forma, os imperativos da política externa de um país são qualificadores de sua recepção pela comunidade internacional entre graus variáveis de confiança e desconfiança. Este artigo tem como finalidad...

  8. El Derecho internacional y el sistema jurídico mexicano: problemas actuales

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    Orozco Torres, Luis Ernesto

    2015-01-01

    Para el desarrollo de este trabajo de investigación, partimos de una idea originaria para el proceso de investigación sobre la problematicidad entre el Derecho internacional y el sistema jurídico mexicano, que hila nuestra empresa cognitiva: el ordenamiento jurídico internacional y los ordenamientos jurídicos nacionales mantienen una ínsita, simbiótica e inextricable conexión. En ésta interrelación el Derecho internacional determina al Derecho nacional en tanto que para que aquel sea eficaz e...

  9. Justicia en Conflicto y Conflictos sobre Justicia: el Derecho Internacional Penal en Tiempos de Altas Expectativas

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    Fannie Lafontaine

    2014-01-01

    En este ensayo se analizan algunos aspectos del contexto que marca el nacimiento de la jurisdicción penal internacional permanente - la Corte Penal Internacional (CPI)- a saber, las expectativas que se colocaron en las instituciones de justicia penal internacional en los años 90 y posteriores, y el fracaso parcial de estas instituciones para mantenerse a la altura de esas previsiones poco realistas. Posteriormente se abordan algunos elementos de consideración para el futuro del sistema de jus...

  10. La adopción internacional en España

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    Ocón Domingo, José

    2005-01-01

    En este artículo se recogen las circunstancias que posibilitaron la implantación de la adopción internacional a partir de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, así como se analizan las funciones atribuidas a las entidades responsables de protección del menor y a las entidades colaboradoras de adopción internacional durante todo el proceso adoptivo. Asimismo, se contempla la normativa española, de conformidad con los presupuestos establecidos en la normativa internacional, y se proporcionan datos estadís...

  11. A crise Armada Colômbia-Equador no contexto da Guerra contra o Terrorismo Internacional

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    TATIANA WAISBERG

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available A recente crise armada entre Colômbia e Equador trouxe a América do Sul ao foco da mídia internacional. As FARC representam o maior barril de pólvora da América Latina, além de um determinante ator a ser combatido na luta contra o terrorismo internacional. Nesse sentido, o presente artigo busca analisar, sob o prisma da segurança e do direito internacional o papel das FARC em âmbito global e as maneiras segundo as quais elas são combatidas.

  12. ELEMENTOS DE PERSECUCIÓN INTERNACIONAL DEL DELITO Y ESTADO ACTUAL DE ADMISIBILIDAD ANTE LA CORTE PENAL INTERNACIONAL EN EL CASO COLOMBIANO

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    Jaime Alberto Sandoval Mesa

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    Full Text Available El artículo analiza, en primer lugar, los diferentes presupuestos que soportan la persecusión de delitos internacionales, bien en materia de conductas internacionales o bien desde la perspectiva de la jurisdicción internacional construida frente a los crímenes más graves contra la humani- dad. En segundo lugar, se analiza el contexto nacional que se resume en la variable conflicto interno, criminalidad organizada y las relaciones actuales entre los dos tipos de criminalidad en Colombia, frente a las medidas penales tanto sustanciales como procesales derivadas de la influencia externa de instrumentos internacionales, como el Estatuto de Roma de 17 de julio de 1998, para el establecimiento de la Corte Penal Internacional. Finalmente, el texto analiza los avances y la posible admisibilidad de una situación bajo el conocimiento de la Corte Penal Internacional, en concreto en relación con las denuncias puestas bajo el conocimiento del organismo internacional, factores de admisibilidad, su interpretación en el caso concreto y las vías que establece el organismo internacional, en la situación colombiana.

  13. The Little State That Couldn't Could? The Politics of "Single-Payer" Health Coverage in Vermont.

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    Fox, Ashley M; Blanchet, Nathan J

    2015-06-01

    In May 2011, a year after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Vermont became the first state to lay the groundwork for a single-payer health care system, known as Green Mountain Care. What can other states learn from the Vermont experience? This article summarizes the findings from interviews with nearly 120 stakeholders as part of a study to inform the design of the health reform legislation. Comparing Vermont's failed effort to adopt single-payer legislation in 1994 to present efforts, we find that Vermont faced similar challenges but greater opportunities in 2010 that enabled reform. A closely contested gubernatorial election and a progressive social movement opened a window of opportunity to advance legislation to design three comprehensive health reform options for legislative consideration. With a unified Democratic government under the leadership of a single-payer proponent, a high-profile policy proposal, and relatively weak opposition, a framework for a single-payer system was adopted by the legislature - though with many details and political battles to be fought in the future. Other states looking to reform their health systems more comprehensively than national reform can learn from Vermont's design and political strategy. Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press.

  14. Long term effects on potential repository sites: the alteration of the Lower Oxford Clay during weathering

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    Milowdowski, A.E.; Bloodworth, A.J.; Wilmot, R.D.

    1985-09-01

    The report is one of a short series describing work carried out to investigate the long-term effects of various geological processes on the performance of both shallow and deep repositories for low and intermediate-level radioactive wastes. This paper deals with the alteration as a result of weathering of the Lower Oxford Clay, a potential host rock for shallow disposal of wastes. A description of the Lower Oxford Clay is given, along with the weathering of argillaceous rocks. Investigations of the weathering at the Elstow Storage Depot are described, as well as the implications for radioactive waste disposal. (U.K.)

  15. Oxford NOTECHS II: a modified theatre team non-technical skills scoring system.

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    Eleanor R Robertson

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: We previously developed and validated the Oxford NOTECHS rating system for evaluating the non-technical skills of an entire operating theatre team. Experience with the scale identified the need for greater discrimination between levels of performance within the normal range. We report here the development of a modified scale (Oxford NOTECHS II to facilitate this. The new measure uses an eight-point instead of a four point scale to measure each dimension of non-technical skills, and begins with a default rating of 6 for each element. We evaluated this new scale in 297 operations at five NHS sites in four surgical specialities. Measures of theatre process reliability (glitch count and compliance with the WHO surgical safety checklist were scored contemporaneously, and relationships with NOTECHS II scores explored. RESULTS: Mean team Oxford NOTECHS II scores was 73.39 (range 37-92. The means for surgical, anaesthetic and nursing sub-teams were 24.61 (IQR 23, 27; 24.22 (IQR 23, 26 and 24.55 (IQR 23, 26. Oxford NOTECHS II showed good inter-rater reliability between human factors and clinical observers in each of the four domains. Teams with high WHO compliance had higher mean Oxford NOTECHS II scores (74.5 than those with low compliance (71.1 (p = 0.010. We observed only a weak correlation between Oxford NOTECHS II scores and glitch count; r = -0.26 (95% CI -0.36 to -0.15. Oxford NOTECHS II scores did not vary significantly between 5 different hospital sites, but a significant difference was seen between specialities (p = 0.001. CONCLUSIONS: Oxford NOTECHS II provides good discrimination between teams while retaining reliability and correlation with other measures of teamwork performance, and is not confounded by technical performance. It is therefore suitable for combined use with a technical performance scale to provide a global description of operating theatre team performance.

  16. DISCURSO INAUGURAL DEL XIX SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL DE CIENCIAS DEL DEPORTE, EL EJERCICIO Y LA SALUD

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    Full Text Available Se transcribe el discurso del Señor Rector pronunciado durante la inauguración del XIX Simposio Internacional en Ciencias del Deporte, el Ejercicio y la Salud, en la Universidad de Costa Rica.

  17. Justicia en Conflicto y Conflictos sobre Justicia: el Derecho Internacional Penal en Tiempos de Altas Expectativas

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    Lafontaine, Fannie

    2014-01-01

    En este ensayo se analizan algunos aspectos del contexto que marca el nacimiento de la jurisdicción penal internacional permanente - la Corte Penal Internacional (CPI)- a saber, las expectativas que se colocaron en las instituciones de justicia penal inte This paper analyzes some aspects of the context that marks the birth of the permanent international criminal court the International Criminal Court (ICC)-namely the expectations that were placed upon the institutions of international crim...

  18. La contribución del Estatuto de Roma (1998) sobre la Corte Penal Internacional a la consolidación y desarrollo del Derecho Internacional Humanitario

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    I. Recordando (...) El Estatuto de Roma. El denominado Derecho internacional humanitario.- II. La contribución del Estatuto de Roma (1998) a la consolidación y desarrollo del Derecho internacional humanitario sustantivo: 1. Aclara y precisa crímenes básicos, ratificando su enjuiciamiento y castigo internacionales: A) El genocidio. B) Crímenes contra la humanidad. C) Crímenes de guerra. 2. Y lo hace por una doble vía: El Estatuto y los Elementos del crimen.- III. La contribución...

  19. Repeatability of the Oxford Foot Model for Kinematic Gait Analysis of the Foot and Ankle

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    van Hoeve, S.; Vos, J.; Weijers, P.; Verbruggen, J.; Willems, P.; Poeze, M.; Meijer, K.

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Kinematic gait analysis via the multi-segmental Oxford foot model (OFM) may be a valuable addition to the biomechanical examination of the foot and ankle. The aim of this study is to assess the repeatability of the OFM in healthy subjects. METHODS: Nine healthy subjects, without a

  20. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

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    Cummings, Vicky; Jordan, Peter; Zvelebil, Marek

    2014-01-01

    For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of

  1. Lessons from the Round Table: Literacy Professionals Find Common Ground in Oxford

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    Paterson, Wendy A.

    2007-01-01

    In July, 2006, Literacy Professionals from across the United States met at Lady Margaret College in Oxford University to discuss research and practice in the teaching of reading and the expansion of literacy. In a tense national climate, reading researchers refer to contrasting theories of teaching reading as "the reading wars," but at…

  2. A.P. Cowie (Editor). The Oxford History of English Lexicography ...

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    According to the blurb, The Oxford History of English Lexicography (volumes I–II) presents 'the fullest account yet published of the lexicography of English from its origins in medieval glosses, through its rapid development in the eighteenth century, to a fully-established high-tech industry that is as reliant as ever on learning ...

  3. Developing a Structured Teaching Plan for Psychiatry Tutors at Oxford University

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    Al-Taiar, Hasanen

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis was to examine the teaching ways I undertook in teaching medical students and to examine the use of a structured teaching plan for the academic and clinical tutors in psychiatry. The teaching plan was developed for use, initially by Oxford University Academic tutors at the Department of Psychiatry. In addition,…

  4. The Why, What, and Impact of GPA at Oxford Brookes University

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    Andrews, Matthew

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines the introduction at Oxford Brookes University of a Grade Point Average (GPA) scheme alongside the traditional honours degree classification. It considers the reasons for the introduction of GPA, the way in which the scheme was implemented, and offers an insight into the impact of GPA at Brookes. Finally, the paper considers…

  5. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 92 (WSTOVT01000092) on State Highway 100, crossing the West River, Weston, Vermont

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    Flynn, Robert H.; Burns, Ronda L.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure WSTOVT01000092 on Vermont Highway 100 crossing the West River, Weston, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  6. II Congreso Internacional de Educación Patrimonial.

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    Martínez Gil, Tània

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Durante los días 28 a 31 del pasado mes de octubre, el Museo del Traje de Madrid acogió el II Congreso Internacional de Educación Patrimonial bajo el lema “Reflexionar desde las experiencias. Una visión complementaria entre España, Francia y Brasil”. Esta segunda edición toma el relevo del primer encuentro celebrado con éxito en 2012 y que puso las bases para la redacción del Plan Nacional de Educación y Patrimonio. Organizado por el Observatorio de Educación Patrimonial de España (OEPE y el Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España (IPCE; a ellos, como novedad de esta segunda edición, hay que añadir la Universidad René Descartes Paris V, el laboratorio IRSA de la Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III, la Universidade Federal de Goiás y la Fundación Memorial de la América Latina de Sao Paulo. Cabe destacar, también, que ambas ediciones han contado con doscientos cincuenta profesionales del mundo de la investigación, de las instituciones culturales, de la educación y del sector de la empresa privada; todos ellos, ponentes, comunicantes e asistentes pusieron de manifiesto su interés y compromiso por la educación patrimonial.

  7. Las mujeres, las guerras y el derecho internacional humanitario

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    Marta Postigo Asenjo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La violencia sexual se emplea como instrumento de intimidación, castigo y terror, e incluso coadyuvante de limpieza étnica, en los conflictos armados. En las últimas décadas, se han producido importantes avances en la inclusión de la violación entre los crímenes contra el derecho internacional humanitario. Sin embargo, aún son necesarias acciones más eficaces para evitar que se produzcan violaciones sistemáticas en las zonas en conflictos y post-conflicto. Este trabajo destaca la importancia que tiene la lucha por la igualdad y la incorporación de las mujeres en los procesos de toma de decisiones para combatir esta lacra y asegurar la paz y la estabilidad.  Sexual violence has long been used as a weapon of war, with the purpose of intimidating, injuring and punishing civilians, and even as an ethnic cleansing adjuvant, in armed conflicts. In the last decades, though, there have been important advances towards the definition and prosecution of rape as a crime against international humanitarian law. Notwithstanding, more effective measures are needed to protect women from this heinous crime in the conflict zones and post-conflict. This article stresses the need to keep struggling for gender equality and improving women’s participation in decision making processes to achieve peace and stability

  8. Características da literatura internacional sobre auditoria governamental

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    Marcelo da Silva Mafra

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Tem-se como objetivo neste trabalho a construção nos pesquisadores, segundo seu entendimento, do conhecimento de quais são os artigos, autores, periódicos e palavras-chave que mais se destacam no tema de Auditoria Governamental na literatura internacional. Para a consecução da pesquisa, utilizou-se o ProKnow-C, de maneira adaptada, como instrumento de intervenção. Os resultados apontam que os periódicos mais relevantes para a pesquisa são o Critical Perspectives on Accounting e o Accounting, Organizations and Society. O periódico Jornal of Political Economy possui maior fator de impacto. A palavra-chave mais encontrada é ‘auditing’. Os trabalhos com maior reconhecimento no portfólio e dentre as referências são Olken (2005 e Radcliffe (2008, os quais, respectivamente, estudaram que a realização de auditorias diminui a corrupção, e que os auditores públicos evitam abordar certos assuntos para se adequarem ao discurso dominante. Os autores de destaque entre o portfólio e referências são Radcliffe, Santiso e Schelker.

  9. Internacional Situacionista, un movimiento precursor del 'Performance Art'

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    Celia Balbina Fernández Consuegra

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available El gran pecado de este movimiento conocido como Internacional Situacionista fue intentar destruir el orden establecido, el simulacro de nuestra realidad, construido y manipulado a través de los medios de información. Inclusivo, desde sus orígenes en los años cuarenta, este movimiento como ningún otro contemplaba todas las formas de creación: plástica, teatro, performance, cine, fotografía, literatura, poesía, tocando la política, la moral, y la vida misma. Sus conceptos ideológicos, elaborados de manera clara en sus numerosos textos, denuncian la brutal alineación que produce la sociedad de consumo, proponiendo una serie de estrategias para la liberación del individuo, bases que giran alrededor de la creación de situaciones. La situaciones fueron actos efímeros, auténticos, irrepetibles y por ello, imposibles de mercantilizar. Una de sus situaciones fue la acción contra la asamblea de críticos de arte internacionales en 1958. Las situaciones generadas dentro del movimiento sentaron las bases para acuñar el término Performance Art en los años setenta. 

  10. Dificultades actuales del sistema internacional de derechos humanos

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    José Augusto Lindgren-Alves

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    Full Text Available Los derechos humanos, después de alzcanzar el punto culminante de popularidad en la Conferencia de Viena de 1993, entraron en uma fase de descrédito, que aún perdura. Eso ocurrió por varios motivos, algunos de los cuales están al interior del propio sistema estabelecido para promocionarlos. Los factores principales advienen de la contradicción entre la aserción verbal de los derechos fundamentales de todos y el “consenso” neoliberal simultaneamente impuesto a la esfera económica. Otros son inherentes al activismo fragmentario, sin noción de causa y efecto, desvinculado de la realidad en vuelta. Los problemas de segundo tipo son corregibles si para eso hubiese coherencia y destemor de críticas en las atitudes de los actores influyentes. El texto examina los componientes de ese sistema internacional e identifica las razones de su presente desvaluación.

  11. Mearsheimer, John J. (2011) Why leaders lie? The truth about lying in international politics. USA: Oxford University Press, 142p.

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    Gehre, Thiago; Universidade Federal de Roraima (UFRR)

    2012-01-01

    Em seu mais recente livro, traduzido e publicado no Brasil, Porque os líderes mentem? Toda a verdade sobre as mentiras na política internacional (Rio de Janeiro: Zahar, 2012, 179p.), Mearsheimer discute a mentira como uma ferramenta de política internacional para os tomadores de decisão. O argumento central de Mearsheimer é que líderes frequentemente mentem por “boas razões estratégicas”, o que os isentaria de qualquer condenação por parte da opinião pública ou da comunidade internacional. AB...

  12. Survival of American Black Ducks radiomarked in Quebec, Nova Scotia and Vermont

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    Longcore, J.R.; McAuley, D.G.; Clugston, D.A.; Bunck, C.M.; Giroux, J.-F.; Ouellet, C.; Parker, G.R.; Dupuis, P.; Stotts, D.B.; Goldsberry, J.R.

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    We monitored survival of 397 radiomarked juvenile American black ducks (Anas rubripes) distributed among Les Escoumins (n = 75) and Kamouraska, Quebec (n = 84), Amherst Point, Nova Scotia (n = 89), and a site on the Vermont-Quebec border (n = 149) during autumn 1990 and 1991. Eighty-six percent (215 of 250) of all confirmed mortalities during the study was from hunting; 72% of marked ducks were shot and retrieved and 14% were shot and unretrieved. We tested for differences in survival in relation to sex, body mass, year (1990-91, 1991-92), and among the 4 locations for each of 2 monitoring periods (early, EMP; late, LMP). With data from the EMP for Vermont-Quebec in 1990 and 1991, Les Escoumins in 1990, and Amherst Point in 1991, survival of hatching-year (HY) males and females did not differ (P = 0.357). For sexes combined for the EMP, survival of ducks was greater in 1991 than 1990 (P = 0.086), and differed among locations (P = 0.013). Survival (years combined) was greater at Amherst Point than at Kamouraska (P = 0.003) and Vermont-Quebec (P = 0.002) during the EMP. The highest survival rate at Amherst Point (0.545 ? 0.056 [SE]) was associated with the latest date (8 Oct) of season opening; the lowest survival rate (0.395 ? 0.043) was at the Vermont-Quebec border, where hunter numbers and activity were greatest. For the LMP, no interaction between years and locations was detected (P = 0.942), and no differences in survival existed between years (P = 0.102) and among locations (P = 0.349). No association was detected between body mass at capture and survival of combined males and females during the EMP (P = 0.572) or during the LMP (P = 0.965). When we censored hunting losses for combined years for each period, EMP or LMP, all survival estimates exceeded 0.800 (0.809-0.965). These data emphasize need for an improved harvest strategy for American black ducks in North America to allow for increases in breeding populations to achieve population goals.

  13. Field and airborne spectral characterization of suspected damage in red spruce (picea rubens) from Vermont

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    Rock, B. N.; Vogelmann, J. E.; Williams, D. L.

    1985-01-01

    The utilization of remote sensing to monitor forest damage due to acid deposition is investigated. Spectral and water measurements and aircraft radiance data of red spruce and balsam fir, collected in Camels Hump Mountain and Ripton, Vermont between August 13-20, 1984, are analyzed to evaluate the damage levels of the trees. Variations in reflectance features and canopy moisture content are studied. It is observed that damage correlates with elevation (greater damage at higher elevations); xylem water column tension is greater at higher damage sites; and a 'blue shift' is indicated in the spectral data at high damage sites.

  14. Theology amongst the sciences: A personal view from the University of Oxford

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    Full Text Available The paper focuses on two individuals who have each made a seminal contribution to the debates between theology and the sciences in Oxford - Charles Darwin (in the mid�19th century, and Richard Dawkins (from the 1990s to the present day. It introduces Darwin by way of a more personal and visual view from Worcester College Chapel. The restoration of the chapel took place at about the same time as the debates between Huxley and Wilberforce in the Oxford University Museum over Charles Darwin�s On the Origin of the Species. The first part of the paper then traces these debates back: first to an earlier period of disputation represented by Galileo Galilei (c. 1564�1642, and then to a period of greater accommodation represented by Isaac Newton (1643�1727. Darwin represents a third, more controversial, stage. The paper then looks at a fourth period, from the mid�20th century onwards, which is marked by more eirenical attempts to demarcate science and theology by seeing the former again as asking the �how� questions and the latter, the �why� questions. It then focuses on a fifth, more disputatious stage, which was initiated by Richard Dawkins, professor in the Public Understanding of Science until 2008. Professor Dawkins challenges the idea that theology cannot be studied, because its focus is a non-existent object, �God�.The second part of the paper looks at various Oxford projects and Oxford theologians who have risen to this contemporary challenge. They include the work of the Ian Ramsey Centre; Justin Barret�s and John Trigg�s joint � 2 million project, supported by the John Templeton foundation, which examines scientific ideas about religion and the mind; Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford from 1987 to 2006, who has conducted a number of media interviews with Richard Dawkins; Keith Ward, who has written several books engaging not only with Dawkins but is also the Cambridge Professor of Mathematics, Stephen Hawking; and

  15. Aerosol trace metals, particle morphology and total gaseous mercury in the atmosphere of Oxford, UK

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    Witt, M. L. I.; Meheran, N.; Mather, T. A.; de Hoog, J. C. M.; Pyle, D. M.

    2010-04-01

    An investigation of atmospheric trace metals was conducted in Oxford, UK, a small city ˜60 miles northwest of London, in 2007 and 2008. Concentrations of Sr, Mo, Cd, Pb, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu and Zn in aerosol were measured in bulk and size segregated samples. In addition, total gaseous mercury (TGM) concentrations were monitored semi-continuously by cold vapour-atomic fluorescence spectroscopy. Metal concentrations in Oxford were intermediate between previously reported levels of UK rural and urban areas for most metals studied and levels of Cd, Ni and Pb were within European guidelines. Metal concentrations appeared to be influenced by higher traffic volume on a timescale of hours. The influence of traffic on the aerosols was also suggested by the observation of carbonaceous particles via scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Air mass back trajectories suggest air masses arriving in Oxford from London and mainland Europe contained the highest metal concentrations. Aerosol samples collected over Bonfire Weekend, a period of intense firework use and lighting of bonfires in the UK, showed metal concentrations 6-46 times higher than at other times. Strontium, a tracer of firework release, was present at higher concentrations and showed a change in its size distribution from the coarse to fine mode over Bonfire Weekend. The presence of an abundance of spherical Sr particles was also confirmed in SEM images. The average TGM concentration in Oxford was 3.17 ng m -3 (st. dev. 1.59) with values recorded between 1.32 and 23.2 ng m -3. This is a higher average value than reported from nearby rural locations, although during periods when air was arriving from the west, similar concentrations to these rural areas were seen in Oxford. Comparison to meteorological data suggests that TGM in Oxford's air is highest when wind is arriving from the east/southeast. This may be due to emissions from London/mainland Europe with a possible contribution from emissions from a local

  16. AS REGRAS DO DIREITO INTERNACIONAL HUMANITÁRIO, OS INCESSANTES CONFLITOS ARMADOS E A POSSÍVEL SOLUÇÃO À LUZ DA FRAGMENTAÇÃO DO DIREITO INTERNACIONAL

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    Tavares de Souza Reis, Graziela

    2015-01-01

    Este estudo trata de algumas conclusões acerca do Direito Internacional Humanitário sob a ótica de uma eventual fragmentação do direito,[1] considerando os históricos dos conflitos armados no século XXI e a aplicação do direito humanitário internacional, como possível especialização do direito internacional. Parte do conceito de direito internacional humanitário e reflete se sua aplicação especializada seria suficiente para apaziguar ou solucionar tais conflitos, questionando-se pontualmente ...

  17. El “margen protector” de la Corte Penal Internacional

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    Ana Elena Abello Jiménez

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    Full Text Available La CPI fue creada con el fin de acabar con la impunidad y prevenir los crímenes más atroces contra la humanidad. Para desempeñar sus funciones, depende en gran medida de la cooperación de los Estados parte, lo cual la obliga a actuar con cierta prudencia, pero sin abstenerse de investigar y juzgar. Desde que Palestina reconoció la jurisdicción de la CPI, en enero de 2009, su población civil ha sufrido violencia sistemática y a gran escala en las operaciones Plomo fundido (2009, Pilar defensivo (2012 y Margen protector (2014 del Ejército israelí. En abril de 2012, la Fiscalía de la CPI decidió no abrir una investigación, porque correspondía a la Asamblea General de la ONU determinar si Palestina tenía o no la condición de Estado. Meses después, la propia Asamblea General reconoció a Palestina como Estado no miembro observador de la ONU, tras su previo reconocimiento por la Unesco y la Corte Internacional de Justicia. Con ello se despejaron los últimos obstáculos para que la CPI ejerciera su jurisdicción sobre una situación que continúa dejando miles de víctimas, pues, ¿qué sentido tiene que exista una Corte que contemple, sin inmutarse, la sucesión de delitos atroces?

  18. Tercer Simposio Internacional de Bacteriología

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    Ana Elvira Farfán-García

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Este suplemento reúne 24 resúmenes de proyectos de investigación básica y aplicada que fueron presentados en el marco del Tercer Simposio Internacional de Bacteriología, organizado por el programa de Bacteriología y Laboratorio Clínico de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de Santander UDES, sede Bucaramanga entre el 27 al 29 de abril de 2016 en el marco de la celebración de los 20 años de funcionamiento del programa. En este evento se reunieron investigadores nacionales, internacionales, profesores, estudiantes de pregrado y posgrado, quienes compartieron experiencias y avances de investigación en torno a las ciencias biomédicas. Dentro de los objetivos del tercer simposio estaba divulgar los resultados de investigación de investigadores y estudiantes de diferentes instituciones regionales y nacionales así como establecer alianzas y acercamientos con científicos e investigadores de las instituciones participantes para el fortalecimiento de las líneas de investigación del Grupo de Investigación en Manejo Clínico –CliniUDES-. Entre los temas que fueron tratados en el simposio se destacan: enfermedades emergentes y cambio climático, enfermedades virales tropicales, hematología clínica, síndrome metabólico, actualización en diagnóstico de diabetes, cáncer y marcadores tumorales, gestión del riesgo y genética forense. Los organizadores del evento fueron la Dra. Juanita Trejos Suárez y el Dr. Sergio Yebrail Gómez Rangel acompañados por un comité científico y académico y por estudiantes del programa de Bacteriología y Laboratorio Clínico.

  19. El proyecto kantiano en la teoría legal internacional moderna

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    Full Text Available Los desarrollos en los últimos cincuenta años sobre la naturaleza del derecho internacional y la situación política que éste regula han llevado a un resurgimiento de la posición kantiana con respecto a la teoría legal internacional. Los argumentos de Kant requieren, primero, que se haga una distinción entre Estados injustos y justos, para regular el derecho internacional, y segundo, que el derecho internacional deba estar institucionalizado para que las disputas se resuelvan pacíficamente. La filosofía del derecho internacional de Fernando Tesón -la cual es objeto de esta reseña­ representa una defensa total de la teoría kantiana del derecho internacional. Se argumenta en este escrito que el trabajo de Tesón contiene dos problemas: primero, Tesón no defiende las bases metodológicas y justificatorias de la teoría kantiana, la cual, en la mayoría de los casos, es el imperativo categórico en sí mismo. Adicionalmente, su alusión a una metodología empírica es problemática. Segundo, Tesón no desarrolla suficientemente la segunda de las 'más importantes tesis de Kant, esto es, el mantenimiento de la paz mediante instituciones internacionales legales. De hecho, el argumento de Tesón puede ser mejor entendido como un relato sobre la aproximación kantiana a una política exterior de carácter moral, en vez de una concepción kantiana del derecho internacional.

  20. High-Coverage Long Read DNA Sequencing with the Oxford Nanopore MinION

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    Jain, Miten

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    Nanopore sequencing was conceived in 1989 by Dave Deamer (UCSC). Over two decades of development from research laboratories and, later on, Oxford Nanopore Technologies resulted in the MinION nanopore sequencer. This work describes the developments in MinION nanopore sequencing and software, and technical milestones achieved since the MinION’s release in 2014. These developments include establishing DNA reads that exceed 200 kb+ lengths and direct, simultaneous detection of nucleotide modifica...

  1. Rubidium-strontium ages from the Oxford Lake-Knee Lake greenstone belt, northern Manitoba

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    Clark, G.S.; Cheung, S.-P.

    1980-01-01

    Rb-Sr whole-rock ages have been determined for rocks from the Oxford Lake-Knee Lake-Gods Lake geenstone belt in the Superior Province of northeastern Manitoba. The age of the Magill Lake Pluton is 2455 +- 35 Ma(lambda 87 Rb = 1.42 x 10 -11 yr -1 ), with an initial 87 Sr/ 86 Sr ratio of 0.7078 +- 0.0043. This granite stock intrudes the Oxford Lake Group, so it is post-tectonic and probably related to the second, weaker stage of metamorphism. The age of the Bayly Lake Pluton is 2424 +- 74 Ma, with an initial 87 Sr/ 86 Sr ratio of 0.7029 +- 0.0001. This granodioritic batholith complex does not intrude the Oxford Lake Group. It is syn-tectonic and metamorphosed. The age of volcanic rocks of the Hayes River Group, from Goose Lake (30 km south of Gods Lake Narrows), is 2680 +- 125 Ma, with an initial 87 Sr/ 86 Sr ratio of 0.7014 +- 0.0009. The age for the Magill Lake and Bayly Lake Plutons can be interpreted as the minimum ages of granite intrusion in the area. The age for the Hayes River Group volcanic rocks is consistent with Rb-Sr ages of volcanic rocks from other Archean greenstone belts within the northwestern Superior Province. (auth)

  2. Oxford Grading Scale vs manometer for assessment of pelvic floor strength in nulliparous sports students.

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    Da Roza, T; Mascarenhas, T; Araujo, M; Trindade, V; Jorge, R Natal

    2013-09-01

    To compare pelvic floor muscle strength in nulliparous sports students measured using the modified Oxford Grading Scale and a Peritron manometer; and to compare the manometric measurements between continent and incontinent subjects. Cross-sectional study. All subjects were evaluated twice on the same day; first by vaginal digital examination and subsequently by vaginal pressure using a Peritron manometer. Forty-three nulliparous female sports students [mean age 21 (standard deviation 4) years] from the Sports Faculty of the University of Porto. This study found a significant moderate correlation between the Oxford Grading Scale score and peak pressure on manometry (r=0.646, P=0.002). Mean maximal strength for the entire group was 70.4cmH2O (range 21 to 115cmH2O). Out of 43 subjects, 37% (n=16) demonstrated signs of incontinence. On manometry, no significant differences were found in vaginal resting pressure or peak pressure between the continent and incontinent groups. There was moderate correlation between peak pressure on manometry and the Oxford Grading Scale score. Peritron manometer measurements of pelvic floor muscle contractions showed no significant differences in vaginal resting pressure and peak pressure in continent and incontinent subjects. Copyright © 2012 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. ¿quién es el guardián del derecho internacional público?1

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    Odendahl, Kerstin

    2013-01-01

    En este ensayo se plantea la pregunta por el guardián del derecho internacional público y se responde, analizando de cerca las instituciones y actores que podrían asumir ese papel y los modelos de guardián que podrían o no aplicarse al derecho internacional público. Se analiza la situación actual del orden internacional y se propone un nuevo modelo especial para el derecho internacional público.

  4. Argumentos de derecho romano en el actual derecho internacional: ocupación y prescripción adquisitiva

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    Lesaffer, Randall

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    En su Fuentes de Derecho Privado y Analogías con el Derecho Internacional (1927), Hersch Lauterpacht afirmó que muchas reglas y conceptos del derecho internacional surgieron del derecho privado. También demostró que era una práctica común del arbitraje internacional buscar allí inspiración. Las normas de derecho privado que se habían hecho un lugar en el derecho internacional eran a menudo comunes a los sistemas de derecho de mayor reconocimiento. Muchas de ellas tuvieron su origen en e...

  5. Economic Analysis of Climate Change Best Management Practices in Vermont Agriculture

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    Alexander P. Helling

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Climate change impacts local agricultural systems in detectable and distinguishable ways from large-scale shifts in water, land, and weather patterns to regionally specific distributions of weeds, pests, and diseases. Best management practices for adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change include modifications to farm production through adjusted intensity and product types and changing land use through crop siting and tillage practices. Farmer perceptions of risk and profitability of best management practices are key determinants of adoption, which traditional incentive programs like the Environmental Quality Incentive Program attempt to address by providing financial and technical support. To ensure that payments offered through these programs that maximize adoption, regional incentive payments must be based upon locally established costs. This paper focuses on the cost of implementing and maintaining climate change specific best management practices (CCBMPs for twelve diverse farms in Vermont. Specifically, three CCBMPs for Vermont are examined: cover cropping, management intensive rotational grazing (MIRG, and riparian buffer strips. Results show the average cost for cover cropping is $129.24/acre, MIRG is $79.82/acre, and a tree based riparian buffer strip cost $807.33/acre. We conclude that existing incentive payments for cover cropping and MIRG are below costs, likely resulting in under-adoption.

  6. Thirty-three year changes in above- and below-ground biomass in northern hardwood stands in Vermont

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    A. H. Johnson; G. R. Strimbeck

    1996-01-01

    In 1957-1960, R. O. Curtis and B. W. Post surveyed 81 even aged (45-90 y old) northern hardwood stands on acid till soils over the length of Vermont's Green Mountains. The purpose of the original study was to determine predictive relationships between site index and site characteristics, including latitude, elevation, soil drainage class, soil organic matter...

  7. How We Got Contracts for Lecturers at the University of Vermont: A Tale of (Qualified) Success, and Response.

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    Warhol, Robyn R.

    1997-01-01

    Describes the three-year process of obtaining renewable four-year contracts and other benefits, including sabbatical leave eligibility, for University of Vermont non-tenure-track faculty and part-time lecturers. Highlights the arguments presented to faculty and administration and the support of various groups (faculty women's caucus, faculty…

  8. Partners in Community Service: Making a Community Connection Is Part of "The Stafford Way" at Vermont's Stafford Technical Center

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    Lucci, William, Jr.

    2005-01-01

    The Stafford Technical Center (STC) in Rutland, Vermont, operates with a mission statement that proudly touts its desire to "create a learning environment that promotes pride in work, a sense of self-worth and the ability to respect others by developing effective communication and life skills." Stafford acknowledges that these learning…

  9. The Northeastern Ice Storm 1998, A forest damage assessment for New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

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    Margaret Miller-Weeks; Chris Eagar; Christina M. Petersen

    1999-01-01

    The ice storm of January 1998 affected 17 million acres of forestland in northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, including parts of the Green Mountain National Forest and the White Mountain National Forest. Portions of eastern Canada were also impacted, especially Quebec. The weight of accumulated ice caused trees to snap off or bend over to the ground....

  10. Prevalence of Food Insecurity and Utilization of Food Assistance Program: An Exploratory Survey of a Vermont Middle School

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    Khan, Shamima; Pinckney, Richard G.; Keeney, Dorigen; Frankowski, Barbara; Carney, Jan K.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Access to sufficient food--in terms of both quality and quantity--is especially critical for children. Undernourishment during childhood and adolescence can have health implications, both short and long term. The prevalence of food insecurity was assessed in a sample of Vermont school children, as well as the relationship between food…

  11. Estimated water withdrawals and return flows in Vermont in 2005 and 2020

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    Medalie, Laura; Horn, Marilee A.

    2010-01-01

    In 2005, about 12 percent of total water withdrawals (440 million gallons per day (Mgal/d)) in Vermont were from groundwater sources (51 Mgal/d), and about 88 percent were from surface-water sources (389 Mgal/d). Of total water withdrawals, about 78 percent were used for cooling at a power plant, 9 percent were withdrawn by public suppliers, about 5 percent were withdrawn for domestic use, about 3 percent were withdrawn for use at fish hatcheries, and the remaining 5 percent were divided among commercial/industrial, irrigation, livestock, and snowmaking uses. About 49 percent of the population of Vermont was supplied with drinking water by a public supplier, and 51 percent was self supplied. Some of the Minor Civil Divisions (MCDs) that had large self-supplied populations were located near the major cities of St. Albans, Burlington, Montpelier, Barre, and Rutland, where the cities themselves were served largely by public supply, but the surrounding areas were not. Most MCDs where withdrawals by community water systems totaled more than 1 Mgal/d used predominantly surface water, and those where withdrawals by community water systems totaled 1 Mgal/d or less used predominantly groundwater. Withdrawals of groundwater greater than 1 Mgal/d were made in Middlebury, Bethel, Hartford, Springfield, and Bennington, and withdrawals of surface water greater than 2 Mgal/d were made in Grand Isle, Burlington, South Burlington, Mendon, Brattleboro, and Vernon. Increases in groundwater withdrawals greater than 0.1 Mgal/d are projected for 2020 for Fairfax, Hardwick, Middlebury, Sharon, Proctor, Springfield, and Manchester. The largest projected increases in surface-water withdrawals from 2005 to 2020 are located along the center axis of the Green Mountains in the ski-area towns of Stowe, Warren, Mendon, Killington, and Wilmington. In 2005, withdrawals were at least 1 Mgal/d greater than return flows in South Burlington, Waterford, Orange, Mendon, Woodford, and Vernon. Many of

  12. FUNCIONAMIENTO Y DISCAPACIDAD: LA CLASIFICACION INTERNACIONAL DEL FUNCIONAMIENTO (CIF

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    Full Text Available La Clasificación Internacional del Funcionamiento, de la Discapacidad y de la Salud (CIF constituye el marco conceptual de la OMS para una nueva comprensión del funcionamiento, la discapacidad y la salud. Es una clasificación universal que establece un marco y lenguaje estandarizados para describir la salud y las dimensiones relacionadas con ella. Abarca tres componentes esenciales: funciones corporales/estructuras, actividad y participación, integrados bajo los términos "funcionamiento" y "discapacidad", que dependen de la condición de salud y de su interacción con factores contextuales. Los componentes están clasificados mediante categorías. Hoy por hoy consta de 1.424 categorías organizadas en una estructura jerárquica de 4 niveles de menos preciso a más. En el caso de los factores contextuales la cuantificación de las categorías mediante calificadores establece en qué medida un factor actúa como barrera o facilitador. La instrumentalización de la CIF con fines prácticos ha llevado al desarrollo de grupos de categorías (núcleos básicos útiles para la clínica práctica, la provisión de servicios o la investigación. Los núcleos básicos son abreviados o extensos según la intención sea estudiar condiciones específicas o realizar aplicaciones integrale multidisciplinares. Existen núcleos básicos para enfermedades muy prevalentes según la fase del proceso: aguda, postaguda, crónica o comunitaria, cubriendo todo el proceso de enfermedad y toda la cadena sanitaria. Su aplicación clínica mejora la comunicación médico-paciente y el establecimiento de objetivos terapéuticos integrales. Asimismo, sirve para la evaluación multidisciplinar en medios clínicos, legales y de programas. La CIF logra la superación de conceptos de amplia utilización sanitaria, como bienestar, estado de salud o calidad de vida relacionada con la salud y abre una nueva línea de enseñanza estudiantil en todas las especialidades y de

  13. El factor internacional en la transición española: la influencia del contexto internacional y el papel de las potencias centrales

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La transición española hacia la democracia ha sido objeto de numerosos estudios; sin embargo, en la mayoría de los casos la transición se ha analizado desde el punto de vista interno o de los protagonistas nacionales. En nuestra investigación analizamos, por el contrario, la influencia del factor internacional en ese proceso de transición. Entendemos el factor internacional desde dos perspectivas: la incidencia de este factor hacia el interior, es decir, la influencia del contexto internacional y sus actores; por otro lado, hacia el exterior, es decir, cómo se produce también una transición en el proceso de formulación, decisión y ejecución de la política exterior del autoritarismo a la democracia. Se presenta en este trabajo unos primeros resultados de la investigación sobre la influencia del contexto internacional, planteando una propuesta teórico-metodológica que se aplica al caso español. Por último, nos centramos más concretamente en la intervención de Francia, Alemania y Estados Unidos, como potencias centrales en esa influencia internacional. Palabras clave: Transición Española, Contexto Internacional, Francia, Alemania, Estados Unidos ABSTRACT: The Spanish Transition to democracy has been the aim of many studies, but the majority of the cases the transition has been analysed from the inside point of view or from the perspective of national actors. In our reserach we study, on the other hand, the International Factor in this process of transition. We consider the International Factor from two perspectives: on the one hand, the impact of this factor toward the domestic affairs, the influence of International Context and its actors; and, on the other hand, toward outside, the way of transition in the process of formulation, decision and execution of the foreign policy from authoritarianism to democracy. We show in this work a first results of the research about the influence of the International Context and

  14. Factores sustanciales y procesales de la competencia de la Corte Penal Internacional frente al derecho interno

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    Full Text Available El presente documento versa acerca del alcance de los factores de competencia de la Corte Penal Internacional, desde el concepto de admisibilidad, frente a los elementos internos tanto sustanciales como materiales y procesales. En tal sentido, se analizan los factores de construcción de la justicia internacional que permitieron la construcción de la CPI, los factores de competencia frente a los principios del orden interno, en especial el artículo 17 sobre admisibilidad, sus repercusiones frente a los elementos determinados por los crímenes internos y las consecuencias respecto de la identidad y el ejercicio de la competencia frente a la posible actuación en virtud de la responsabilidad internacional en el sistema interno colombiano.

  15. Ordem jurídica, desordem mundial. Um contributo para o estudo do Direito Internacional

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    Full Text Available O ensino e o estudo do Direito Internacional aqui e neste tempo são, neste texto, objecto de um duplo esforço de contextualização. Por um lado, relacionando-os com o que tem sido a sua trajectória singular em Portugal. Esse primeiro exercício confere visibilidade não só ao descompasso entre a “nossa” agenda substantiva do Direito Internacional e a que tem sido internacionalmente desenvolvida, como também aos défices teóricos e práticos dessa agenda „nacional”. Por outro lado, contextualização pela dinâmica de transformação do próprio Direito Internacional, que conduziu do tradicional direito vestefaliano ao direito da humanidade.

  16. A Agenda Verde Internacional e seus Impactos no Brasil

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    Antonio Teixeira de Barros

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    Full Text Available Analisa os impactos da globalização da agenda verde na política ambiental brasileira, com base em uma periodização da agenda nacional, desde as primeiras iniciativas oficiais direcionadas para a conservação da natureza até o contexto atual. São identificados os seguintes aspectos como os mais expressivos dessa agenda: conservacionismo; ecopacifismo; debate sobre riscos ambientais; negociações multilaterais antes e depois da Conferência de Estocolmo (1972; e as políticas voltadas para a sustentabilidade e a redução de gases de efeito-estufa após a Rio 92.  O estudo é realizado com base nas técnicas de pesquisa documental e metanálise, ou seja, no exame de documentos oficiais e de bibliografia especializada sobre o tema. Conclui que a política ambiental brasileira se desenvolveu de forma tardia em relação às demais políticas setoriais e em função das pressões externas dos países desenvolvidos e dos organismos multilaterais, como a ONU. Palavras-chave: Política internacional e ambiente. Política ambiental brasileira. Política e ecologia. Política e legislação ambiental. RESUMEN: En este artículo se analiza el impacto de la globalización de la agenda verde en la política ambiental brasileña, sobre la base de una línea de tiempo de la agenda nacional, ya que las primeras iniciativas oficiales dirigidas a la conservación de la naturaleza para el contexto actual. Las siguientes como las más importantes de esta agenda se identifican: conservacionismo; ecopacifismo; análisis de riesgos ambientales; negociaciones multilaterales antes y después de la Conferencia de Estocolmo (1972; y las políticas dirigidas a la sostenibilidad y la reducción de gases de efecto invernadero después de Río 92. El estudio se llevó a cabo sobre la base de las técnicas de investigación documental y meta-análisis, es decir, el examen de los documentos oficiales y de la literatura profesional sobre el tema . Llega a la conclusi

  17. Development of the Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire: constructing an item pool

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    Full Text Available Laura Kelly, Crispin Jenkinson, Sarah Dummett, Jill Dawson, Ray Fitzpatrick, David Morley Health Services Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Purpose: The Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire is a patient-reported outcome measure in development that is grounded on the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF. The study reported here aimed to inform and generate an item pool for the new measure, which is specifically designed for the assessment of participation and activity in patients experiencing a range of health conditions. Methods: Items were informed through in-depth interviews conducted with 37 participants spanning a range of conditions. Interviews aimed to identify how their condition impacted their ability to participate in meaningful activities. Conditions included arthritis, cancer, chronic back pain, diabetes, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and spinal cord injury. Transcripts were analyzed using the framework method. Statements relating to ICF themes were recast as questionnaire items and shown for review to an expert panel. Cognitive debrief interviews (n=13 were used to assess items for face and content validity. Results: ICF themes relevant to activities and participation in everyday life were explored, and a total of 222 items formed the initial item pool. This item pool was refined by the research team and 28 generic items were mapped onto all nine chapters of the ICF construct, detailing activity and participation. Cognitive interviewing confirmed the questionnaire instructions, items, and response options were acceptable to participants. Conclusion: Using a clear conceptual basis to inform item generation, 28 items have been identified as suitable to undergo further psychometric testing. A large-scale postal survey will follow in order to refine the instrument further and

  18. Inter-rater reliability study of the modified Oxford Grading Scale and the Peritron manometer.

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    Ferreira, Cristine Homsi Jorge; Barbosa, Patrícia Brentegani; de Oliveira Souza, Flaviane; Antônio, Flávia Ignácio; Franco, Maíra Menezes; Bø, Kari

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    To evaluate the inter-rater reliability of the modified Oxford Grading Scale and the Peritron manometer. All participants were evaluated twice, first by one examiner and 30 days later by a second examiner. Measurements of vaginal squeeze pressure were compared with the results from the palpation test. Nineteen women with a mean age of 23.7 years (range 21 to 28 years). Inter-rater reliability for vaginal palpation was fair (κ=0.33, 95% confidence interval 0.09 to 0.57). Using the Peritron manometer, the difference between examiners was less than 10cmH(2)O in 11 of the 19 (58%) cases. The palpation test did not differentiate between weak, moderate, good and strong muscle contractions. This study found fair inter-rater reliability for the modified Oxford Grading Scale and moderate inter-rater reliability for the Peritron manometer. The inter-rater reliability of vaginal squeeze pressure measurement using the Peritron manometer is acceptable and can be used in re-evaluations performed by different examiners in clinical practice. However, for research purposes, the ideal situation would be for a single examiner to assess and re-assess the subject. Vaginal palpation is important in the clinical assessment of correctness of a pelvic floor muscle contraction, but this study does not support the use of the modified Oxford Grading Scale as a reliable and valid method to measure and differentiate pelvic floor muscle strength. Copyright © 2010 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Turning points in physics, a series of lectures given at Oxford University in Trinity Term 1958

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    Blin-Stoyle, Roger John; Mendelssohn, Kurt; Temple, G; Waismann, F; Wilkinson, Denys Haigh; De Boer, J; Brinkman, H; Casimir, H B G

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    Turning Points in Physics is a series of 1958 lectures presented at the Oxford University in Trinity Term. This six-chapter book highlights the interplay between assumptions, theories, and experimental discoveries in physics. The first chapter provides a brief introduction to the physical theory and field physics. The following two chapters cover the basic principles of quantum nature of matter and radiation, as well as the introduction of the probability concept in the field physics. The discussion then shifts to the theory of relativity and the fundamentals of cause and effect. The last chap

  20. New Instrumentation Reduces Operative Time in Medial Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Using the Oxford Mobile Bearing Design

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    Keith Berend

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    Full Text Available Redesigned instrumentation has become available for implantation of the Oxford Mobile Bearing Medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. To assess the benefit of these changes, we compared operative time of 200 Phase III and 176 Microplasty UKA done 2008-2011. An average time savings of 8.6 minutes was seen with the Microplasty design.  Additionally, the standard deviation in operative times, minimum and maximum operatives were lower in knees in which Microplasty instrumentation was utilized.  A 15% savings in operative time was seen with the new Microplasty instrumentation.

  1. The potential applications of a Stirling cycle cooler. Universiteit Oxford onderzoekt mogelijkheden Stirling-koeler

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    Hands, B.A. (Cryogenic Lab., Faculty of Engineering, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom))

    1993-04-01

    In 1978 the Cryogenic Laboratory of the Oxford University started a research program into the title cooling machine, based on a design of dr. Gordon Davey, who has been in charge of the research since that time. Already more than 20 Striling cycle coolers have been designed and constructed. Two of these machines are in operation trouble-free in space satellites, providing cooling for an infrared detector, which measures heat emissions. More applications are expected in the next few years (f.e. cooling of ceramic superconducting equipment, and so-called 'green' cooling for the industry and households). 5 figs., 6 refs.

  2. EL DESARROLLO DE LA COMPETENCIA INTERNACIONAL. PRIMEROS APORTES DESDE NÜREMBERG Y TOKIO

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    Jaime Alberto Sandoval Mesa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza las experiencias para la construcción de la justicia penal internacional que desde los Tribunales de Nüremberg y Tokio construyeron y adicionaron los principales factores de competencia que sirven de base en la actualidad para la realidad que se representa en la Corte Penal Internacional. A través del presente documento se pretende mostrar que antes de abordar la cuestión de admisibilidad contemporánea ante la CPI, es importante conocer como se han construido sus bases y de donde devienen sus principales instituciones.

  3. Entendendo governança internacional: estudo de caso no setor de petróleo

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    Guedes, Ana Lucia; Faria, Alexandre

    2004-01-01

    Este artigo apresenta resultados preliminares de uma investigação sobre um processo de internacionalização de uma empresa brasileira do setor de petróleo. Com base na literatura de economia política internacional, os autores demonstram a importância de desenvolvimento de abordagens em gestão internacional que reconheçam as interfaces entre público e privado, mais particularmente entre governo e corporações transnacionais, e entre matriz e subsidiárias. O artigo sugere que esse tipo de abordag...

  4. Una reconstrucción milliana del modelo ricardiano de comercio internacional

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    Raffo López Leonardo

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se desarrolla una reconstrucción completa de la parte real del modelo ricardiano de comercio internacional. Esta permite demostrar que la participación de la demanda de cada bien en el gasto total y el tamaño relativo de las economías son los factores clave en la determinación de los términos de intercambio de equilibrio y de las ganancias relativas de los países. Adicionalmente, se prueban algunas de las ideas de John Stuart Mill en torno al comercio internacional.

  5. A Comissão de Direito Internacional das Nações Unidas

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    Escarameia, Paula

    2004-01-01

    Apesar do reduzido mediatismo da actividade das Nações Unidas no que se refere à codificação do Direito Internacional, tem sido uma das áreas mais bem sucedidas no seio da organização. Este trabalho é desenvolvido pela Comissão de Direito Internacional, que é composta por 34 peritos independentes, que exercem as suas funções em nome individual e não como representantes dos Estados membros. São eleitos pela Assembleia Geral, mediante apresentação de candidatura pelo Estados, tendo em conta que...

  6. El turismo internacional desde la perspectiva de las teorías de las Relaciones Internacionales

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    Navarro Drazich, Diego

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo aborda el fenómeno del turismo como objeto de los estudios internacionales y se propone comprender la naturaleza del poder construido desde el turismo en la esfera internacional. A tales efectos, se desarrollan lecturas del turismo internacional desde diversas teorías de las Relaciones Internacionales recorriendo un amplio espectro inclusivo del paradigma realista (teorías realista, de la dependencia y de la hegemonía), internacionalista (teorías de los regímenes internacionales...

  7. Desminagem no contexto internacional (antes, durante e após conflito bélico)

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    Merca, Joaquim

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    O presente trabalho, com o tema “Forças Nacionais CBRN/EOD-DESMINAGEM (BAC) no contexto Internacional (Antes -Durante e Após Conflito Bélico) ”, analisa a capacidade de Portugal para fazer face a ameaças externas e internas, terrorista (IEDDImprovised Explosive Device Disposal) e convencional (EOD- Explosive Ordnance Disposal) em ambiente contaminado (CBRN – Chemical Biological Radiological & Nuclear). Assim como a projecção internacional dessas forças, para participar em op...

  8. Producción científica internacional: estado actual

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    Cabrero-García, Julio; Richart-Martínez, Miguel

    1999-01-01

    Para examinar las características de la investigación científica internacional en enfermería, se revisan los últimos estudios sobre la producción científica internacional publicada en las revistas internacionales de investigación en enfermería. Notas halladas más sobresalientes: La investigación se realiza primordialmente por profesionales de enfermería con el grado de doctor y que provienen del ámbito académico. La fundamentación conceptual de los estudios se asienta preferentemente en teorí...

  9. La filosofía de la integración económica internacional

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    Full Text Available Son muchos los estudios consagrados a definir el concepto de "integración económica internacional". La definición debe plantear tres preguntas, a las cuales trataremos de hallar respuesta, o, a lo menos, encontrar algunos elementos de definición. Ellas son: 1 ¿Existen mecanismos de integración internacional? 2 ¿Cómo se resuelve el problema del comando económico en un conjunto de vías de integración? 3 ¿Qué representa la idea de integración para la actual economía del mundo?

  10. La historia del Derecho Internacional Privado en China y sus fuentes

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    Laura Soto von Arnim

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    El Derecho Internacional chino tiene una historia larga, pues su primera disposición data del Código Mingli de la Dinastía Ming. A pesar de sus tempranos comienzos, el Derecho Internacional Privado comenzó a desarrollarse verdaderamente desde la década de los años 1980. Esta rama del derecho está constituida en China por las normas de conflictos de leyes, las normas de conflictos de jurisdicción, y el reconocimiento y la ejecución de resoluciones judiciales en materia civil y mercantil. A...

  11. Cooperação técnica internacional: aportes teóricos

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    Marcelo Fernandes de Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Induzidos por uma mudança estrutural na dinâmica da sociedade internacional, muitos municípios, por meio do exercício da chamada paradiplomacia ou diplomacia federativa, vêm elaborando instrumentos de gestão municipal para captar recursos via experiências de Cooperação Técnica Internacional (CTI. Nesse contexto, o objetivo deste artigo é mapear conceitualmente o fenômeno de CTI, visando a facilitar sua compreensão e suas consequências práticas para a sociedade brasileira.

  12. Desarrollo endógeno articulado con la red de cooperación empresarial internacional

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    2006-01-01

    A través del presente proyecto de investigación se pretende encontrar respuesta a las siguientes preguntas: ¿de qué manera las PYME mexicanas agroindustriales que participan en las redes de cooperación empresarial internacionales están actuando como instrumentos de desarrollo endógeno? ¿Qué ventaja representa la red de cooperación empresarial internacional para los sistemas productivos locales? ¿Cuál es la medida que se requiere para que la PYME mexicana agroindustrial no sólo se internacion...

  13. Paraciclismo: estudio sobre los procesos de integración a nivel internacional

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    Pérez-Tejero, Javier; Blasco-Yago, María; González-Lázaro, Javier; García-Hernández, Juan; Soto-Rey, Javier; Coterón, Javier

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    El Paraciclismo (o ciclismo adaptado) es una de las primeras modalidades deportivas adaptadas integradas en la federación internacional de su deporte correspondiente. Este deporte es un buen ejemplo a la hora de estudiar los procesos de integración en las federaciones unideportivas. El objetivo del estudio es analizar el grado de implantación de estos procesos en el ciclismo a nivel internacional y conocer los indicadores concretos que lo caracterizan. El estudio se llevó a cabo en el Campeon...

  14. Nicaragua y el Lawfare: el derecho internacional como sucedáneo de la guerra

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    Ruiz Botero, Miguel Eduardo

    2016-01-01

    El interés de esta monografía es evaluar la relación entre el derecho internacional, la guerra y la política exterior a la luz del concepto de lawfare. Esta relación se evalúa a la luz del caso de las relaciones de Nicaragua con sus vecinos. Se analiza y explican las distintas nociones de derecho internacional desarrolladas por las teorías de Relaciones y sus limitaciones; la utilización de la guerra jurídica como estrategia sustitutiva de la guerra material en el caso de Nicaragua. Utilizan...

  15. Estratégia internacional de operações : um estudo de caso

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    Paulo Gustavo Lemos da Silva

    2005-01-01

    Atualmente, o crescimento de uma empresa está cada vez mais atrelado na dependência de sua inserção no mercado internacional. A entrada nesse mercado pode desenvolver, na empresa, uma série de capacidades que criará vantagens sobre as demais organizações concorrentes. O ambiente internacional apresenta uma gama de desafios e oportunidades a ser explorada através das operações internacionais de uma empresa. A internacionalização pode, assim, gerar para a empresa vantagens competitivas através ...

  16. Cambios globales y su impacto en las obligaciones emergentes del Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

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    García, Lila Emilse

    2006-01-01

    Los cambios operados por la transición desde un sistema interestatal a un sistema mundial, enmarcados en el proceso de globalización, tiene un impacto específico en la concepción de las obligaciones emergentes del Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos (DIDH). En primer lugar, el Estado ha sido desplazado del eje de las relaciones internacionales por la aparición de otros actores (empresas trasnacionales, ONGs); asimismo, han aparecido nuevos sujetos de derecho internacional. La primer...

  17. Enquadramento regulamentar do comércio internacional de medicamentos: o papel das autoridades reguladoras

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    Santos, Maria Margarida Freire Leitão Candeias Silva, 1975-

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    Tese de mestrado, Regulação e Avaliação de Medicamentos e Produtos de Saúde, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Farmácia, 2010 As exigências cada vez maiores do comércio internacional dos medicamentos levam a pensar sobre qual a melhor forma de actuação das autoridades de saúde, para se conseguir atingir um melhor e eficaz controlo do mesmo. Neste sentido, é proposto um modelo de intervenção para a autoridade reguladora, no contexto do comércio internacional de medicamentos, proceden...

  18. Integrating Hydrology, Ecology, and Biogeochemistry in Stormwater Management: the Vermont Experience

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    Bowden, W. B.

    2005-12-01

    Although Vermont has had a stormwater management program since the 1970's, support for the program languished during a period intense suburban development in several counties in the state, most notably Chittenden County next to Lake Champlain. Beginning in 2000, the state renewed efforts to address concerns that stormwater runoff from suburban developments had significantly degraded streams in the area and threatened the health of the Lake. The state employs an extensive, EPA-approved biomonitoring program (based on macroinvertebrates and fish) to assess the health of streams. However, it is difficult to translate these data into targets for stormwater management or to predict how and especially when they will change as a result of future management practices. The challenge of managing stormwater in this area is further compounded by a complete lack of historical hydrologic monitoring data. Ultimately a stakeholder-driven process developed that has lead to an innovative partnership among state agencies, resource managers, NGO's, the US-EPA and scientists. Through this partnership a unique consensus evolved that management for hydrologic targets by themselves would address most of the stakeholders' concerns. The new regulations that are emerging are based on two components. The first component relies on flow-duration curves (FDC's) derived from a simple, widely-used stormwater model (P-8) for which adequate input data are available. The model was calibrated for streams in other areas for which long-term hydrologic data were available and then used to generate `synthetic' FDC's for the stormwater impaired and a suite of `attainment' (developing, but currently un-impaired) watersheds in Vermont. Statistical (cluster) analyses of synthetic FDC's provide watershed-wide targets for hydrologic reduction. Sub-watershed mapping linked to further multivariate analysis of the flow data identify specific locations to implement best management practices (BMP's) that will

  19. El derecho de defensa y a la asistencia letrada en el proceso penal ante la Corte Penal Internacional

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    Beltrán Montoliu, Ana

    2008-01-01

    El derecho de defensa y a la asistencia letrada es un derecho fundamental que en el proceso penal ante la Corte Penal Internacional adquiere su mayor trascendencia pues estamos ante el primer tribunal penal internacional de carácter permanente.

  20. JUS COGENS E A VALIDADE NORMATIVA: RUPTURA AO PARADIGMA DAS TRADICIONAIS FONTES NA TEORIA DO DIREITO INTERNACIONAL

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo problematizará o papel do jus cogens como uma fonte do direito internacional público, de reconhecimento posterior ao estabelecido pelo Estatuto da Corte Internacional de Justiça. Neste aspecto, é necessário se discutir o que representa o denominado jus cogens dentro da atual configuração do direito internacional público. Inicialmente será debatido a respeito de uma nova visão das fontes do direito internacional público que, a partir de 1945 com o advento do sistema Nações Unidas e posteriormente com a implementação das normas internacionais humanitárias e de proteção aos direitos humanos, é necessária para a compreensão da sociedade internacional contemporânea. O que se defende é a obsolescência do direito internacional composto apenas pelas fontes reconhecidas pelo Estatuto da Corte Internacional de Justiça. Posteriormente será discutido o lugar que ele ocupa no direito internacional, se é fonte ou apenas um critério de resolução de antinomias.

  1. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 46 (CHESVT00110046) on Vermont State Route 11, crossing the Middle Branch Williams River, Chester, Vermont

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    Wild, Emily C.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure CHESVT00110046 on State Route 11 crossing the Middle Branch Williams River, Chester, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.The site is in the Green Mountain and New England Upland sections of the New England physiographic province in southeastern Vermont. The 28.0-mi2 drainage area is in a predominantly rural and forested basin. In the vicinity of the study site, the surface cover is forested on the upstream left and downstream right overbanks. The upstream right and downstream left overbanks are pasture while the immediate banks have dense woody vegetation.In the study area, the the Middle Branch Williams River has an incised, sinuous channel with a slope of approximately 0.013 ft/ft, an average channel top width of 81 ft and an average bank height of 11 ft. The channel bed material ranges from gravel to bedrock with a median grain size (D50) of 70.7 mm (0.232 ft). The geomorphic assessment at the time of the Level I and Level II site visit on September 12, 1996, indicated that the reach was stable.The State Route 11 crossing of the Middle Branch Williams River is a 118-ft-long, two-lane steel stringer type bridge consisting of a 114-foot steel plate deck (Vermont Agency of Transportation, written communication, March 29, 1995). The opening length of the structure parallel to the bridge face is 109 ft.The bridge is supported by vertical, concrete abutments with

  2. El desarrollo del Derecho Internacional a través de la función consultiva de la Corte Internacional de Justicia

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    Rafael Tamayo Franco

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La Carta de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas establece dos funciones principales que la Corte Internacional de Justicia debe desarrollar; en primer lugar está la bien conocida función contenciosa que tiene como objeto dirimir conflictos entre los Estados miembros y, en segundo lugar, la función consultiva abierta al Consejo de Seguridad y a la Asamblea General –así como a los organismos que la Asamblea autorice–. El presente artículo muestra aspectos generales de la función consultiva y su importancia desde una doble óptica: la consolidación de instituciones de Derecho Internacional y su potencial utilidad en la solución de controversias internacionales –o diplomacia preventiva–. Y concluye considerando las formas de mayor utilización de la función consultiva en el sistema internacional. Proposiciones que se justifican en los más de sesenta años de práctica consultiva de la CIJ.

  3. Four soil orders on a Vermont mountaintop-one-third of the world`s soil orders in a 2500-square-meter research plot

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    Thomas R. Villars; Scott W. Bailey; Donald S. Ross

    2015-01-01

    As part of the Vermont Long-Term Soil Monitoring Project, five 50 x 50 m plots were established on protected forestland across Vermont. In 2002, ten randomly selected subplots at each monitoring plot were sampled. The 10 pedons sampled at the high-elevation spruce-fir “Forehead” plot on Mount Mansfield were found to include soils of four taxonomic Orders: Entisols,...

  4. Parroquia católica en Oxford, Gran Bretaña

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    1974-03-01

    Full Text Available This strange new building was commissioned Í0 accommodate the expanding activities of the Newman Community which acts as a religious and social center for the Catholics of the University of Oxford. The following have been constructed: a chapel, a multiple-use room, entrance hall, bar, library, meeting room, eight bedrooms, small lounges and kitchen, etc. Part of the already existing building was used for the installation of another kitchen and several bathrooms. The best possible advantage has been taken of the lot which is narrow and irregularly shaped. Construction consists basically of brick walls, with columns, reinforced concrete stairs and castings.Este curioso y nuevo edificio se ha edificado para subsanar la creciente expansión de actividades de la Comunidad Newman, que actúa como centro religioso y social para los católicos de la Universidad de Oxford. Han sido construidos: una capilla, una sala de usos múltiples, entrada, bar, biblioteca, sala de reuniones, ocho dormitorios, pequeñas salitas y cocina, etc., aprovechando parte del edificio existente para ubicar otra cocina y varios cuartos de baño. El solar, que era estrecho y de forma irregular, se ha aprovechado al máximo. La construcción se ha llevado a cabo, fundamentalmente, a base de muros de fábrica de ladrillo, con pilares, forjados y escaleras de hormigón armado.

  5. A Site-Specific Index Based on Weathering Forms Visible in Central Oxford, UK

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    Mary J. Thornbush

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The authenticity of much of the stone-work along Queen’s Lane in central Oxford, UK presented an opportunity to produce a photographic survey from which a weathering index could be established. This represents a site-specific approach to devising a weathering form. Because it is photo-based, weathering forms are visible for comparison and classification purposes across disciplines. Limestone pertaining to building ashlar and plinths along this roadway, which mainly belong to Queen’s College, St Edmund Hall, New College, and Hertford College, was classified according to this newly introduced weathering index, the size-extent (S-E index, through consideration of type, size, extent, impact, and trigger. This size- (range and extent-based classification system enables for the assessment of weathering forms of various types, including soiling and decay features as well as those potentially expected in the presence of vegetation and animals. Weathering forms of a range of sizes were present, with a slightly greater abundance of small types (mm-cm in the micro- to mesoscale and more discrete types with a low extent. For this location in central Oxford, chemical weathering was found to be the predominant type of soiling and decay.

  6. Deep Mapping and Screen Tourism: The Oxford of Harry Potter and Inspector Morse

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    James Cateridge

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This article proposes that the experiences of screen tourists in Oxford help to create a theoretical “deep map” of the city which explores place through narrative. Building on the travel writing of William Least Heat-Moon and other recent work in the spatial humanities, two case studies of major screen tourism drivers are considered and analyzed. The British television drama Inspector Morse (1987–2000 explores the ambiguity of Oxford intellectualism through its central character. Morse’s love of high culture, especially music, provides suggestive additional layers for multimedia mapping, which are realized online through user-adapted Google Maps and geolocated images posted on the Flickr service. Harry Potter fans may not be “pure” or independent screen tourists, but they provide a wealth of data on their interactions with filming locations via social media such as Instagram. This data provides emotional as well as factual evidence, and is accumulating into an ever richer and deeper digital map of human experience.

  7. Oxford Nanopore sequencing, hybrid error correction, and de novo assembly of a eukaryotic genome.

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    Goodwin, Sara; Gurtowski, James; Ethe-Sayers, Scott; Deshpande, Panchajanya; Schatz, Michael C; McCombie, W Richard

    2015-11-01

    Monitoring the progress of DNA molecules through a membrane pore has been postulated as a method for sequencing DNA for several decades. Recently, a nanopore-based sequencing instrument, the Oxford Nanopore MinION, has become available, and we used this for sequencing the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome. To make use of these data, we developed a novel open-source hybrid error correction algorithm Nanocorr specifically for Oxford Nanopore reads, because existing packages were incapable of assembling the long read lengths (5-50 kbp) at such high error rates (between ∼5% and 40% error). With this new method, we were able to perform a hybrid error correction of the nanopore reads using complementary MiSeq data and produce a de novo assembly that is highly contiguous and accurate: The contig N50 length is more than ten times greater than an Illumina-only assembly (678 kb versus 59.9 kbp) and has >99.88% consensus identity when compared to the reference. Furthermore, the assembly with the long nanopore reads presents a much more complete representation of the features of the genome and correctly assembles gene cassettes, rRNAs, transposable elements, and other genomic features that were almost entirely absent in the Illumina-only assembly. © 2015 Goodwin et al.; Published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

  8. “To Live in Hearts We Leave Behind is Not to Die.” Remembrance Sunday at Pusey House, Oxford University, A Review of Worship at Oxford University

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    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, religious participation by students of all faiths at Universities in the United Kingdom has seen a steady increase in attendance. This brief essay is a case study of worship by members of the University Community at Pusey House at the University of Oxford, which reflects the trend. On a crisp fall, November day, the twenty-third Sunday after Trinity (8th of November 2015 I had the opportunity to attend services at Pusey House, Oxford on Remembrance Sunday while on sabbatical at The University of Oxford (St. Stephen’s House.

  9. Small Wind Electric Systems: A Vermont Consumer's Guide

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    Small Wind Electric Systems: A Vermont Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and economics. Topics include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the parts of a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a list of contacts for more information.

  10. Evaluation of Wind Power Forecasts from the Vermont Weather Analytics Center and Identification of Improvements

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    Optis, Michael [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Scott, George N. [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Draxl, Caroline [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2018-02-02

    The goal of this analysis was to assess the wind power forecast accuracy of the Vermont Weather Analytics Center (VTWAC) forecast system and to identify potential improvements to the forecasts. Based on the analysis at Georgia Mountain, the following recommendations for improving forecast performance were made: 1. Resolve the significant negative forecast bias in February-March 2017 (50% underprediction on average) 2. Improve the ability of the forecast model to capture the strong diurnal cycle of wind power 3. Add ability for forecast model to assess internal wake loss, particularly at sites where strong diurnal shifts in wind direction are present. Data availability and quality limited the robustness of this forecast assessment. A more thorough analysis would be possible given a longer period of record for the data (at least one full year), detailed supervisory control and data acquisition data for each wind plant, and more detailed information on the forecast system input data and methodologies.

  11. Spectral Characterization of Suspected Acid Deposition Damage in Red Spruce (picea Rubens) Stands from Vermont

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    Vogelmann, J. E.; Rock, B. N.

    1985-01-01

    In an attempt to demonstrate the utility of remote sensing systems to monitor sites of suspected acid rain deposition damage, intensive field activities, coupled with aircraft overflights, were centered on red spruce stands in Vermont during August and September of 1984. Remote sensing data were acquired using the Airborne Imaging Spectrometer, Thematic Mapper Simulator, Barnes Model 12 to 1000 Modular Multiband Radiometer and Spectron Engineering Spectrometer (the former two flown on the NASA C-130; the latter two on A Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter). Field spectral data were acquired during the week of the August overflights using a high spectral resolution spectrometer and two broad-band radiometers. Preliminary analyses of these data indicate a number of spectral differences in vegetation between high and low damage sites. Some of these differences are subtle, and are observable only with high spectral resolution sensors; others are less subtle and are observable using broad-band sensors.

  12. Provisional zircon and monazite uranium-lead geochronology for selected rocks from Vermont

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    Aleinikoff, John N.; Ratcliffe, Nicholas M.; Walsh, Gregory J.

    2011-01-01

    This report presents the results of zircon and monazite uranium-lead (U-Pb) geochronologic analyses of 24 rock samples. The samples in this study were collected from mapped exposures identified while conducting either new, detailed (1:24,000-scale) geologic quadrangle mapping or reconnaissance mapping, both of which were used for compilation of the bedrock geologic map of Vermont. All of the collected samples were judged to be igneous rocks (either intrusive or extrusive) on the basis of field relations and geochemistry. The one exception is the Okemo Quartzite on Ludlow Mountain. These geochronologic data were used to supplement regional correlations between igneous suites on the basis of similar geochemistry and geologic mapping.

  13. Source of arsenic-bearing pyrite in southwestern Vermont, USA: Sulfur isotope evidence

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    Mango, Helen; Ryan, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Arsenic-bearing pyrite is the source of arsenic in groundwater produced in late Cambrian and Ordovician gray and black slates and phyllites in the Taconic region of southwestern Vermont, USA. The aim of this study is to analyze the sulfur isotopic composition of this pyrite and determine if a relationship exists between pyrite δ 34 S and arsenic content. Pyrite occurs in both sedimentary/diagenetic (bedding-parallel layers and framboids) and low-grade metamorphic (porphyroblast) forms, and contains up to > 2000 ppm As. The sulfur isotopic composition of arsenic-bearing pyrite ranges from − 5.2‰ to 63‰. In the marine environment, the sulfur in sedimentary pyrite becomes increasingly enriched in 34 S as the geochemical environment becomes increasingly anoxic. There is a positive correlation between δ 34 S and arsenic content in the Taconic pyrite, suggesting that uptake of arsenic by pyrite increased as the environment became more reducing. This increased anoxia may have been due to a rise in sea level and/or tectonic activity during the late Cambrian and Ordovician. Low-grade metamorphism appears to have little effect on sulfur isotope composition, but does correlate with lower arsenic content in pyrite. New groundwater wells drilled in this region should therefore avoid gray and black slates and phyllites that contain sedimentary/diagenetic pyrite with heavy δ 34 S values. - Highlights: • Pyrite is the source of arsenic in groundwater in the Taconic region of Vermont, USA. • As-bearing pyrite δ 34 S = – 5.2 to 63‰ with higher 34 S as environment becomes more anoxic. • High sea level, tectonic activity create anoxia, with incorporation of As into pyrite. • New wells should avoid slate/phyllite containing sedimentary pyrite with heavy δ 34 S

  14. Source of arsenic-bearing pyrite in southwestern Vermont, USA: Sulfur isotope evidence

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    Mango, Helen, E-mail: helen.mango@castleton.edu [Department of Natural Sciences, Castleton State College, 233 South Street, Castleton, VT 05735 (United States); Ryan, Peter, E-mail: pryan@middlebury.edu [Department of Geology, Middlebury College, 276 Bicentennial Way, Middlebury, VT 05753 (United States)

    2015-02-01

    Arsenic-bearing pyrite is the source of arsenic in groundwater produced in late Cambrian and Ordovician gray and black slates and phyllites in the Taconic region of southwestern Vermont, USA. The aim of this study is to analyze the sulfur isotopic composition of this pyrite and determine if a relationship exists between pyrite δ{sup 34}S and arsenic content. Pyrite occurs in both sedimentary/diagenetic (bedding-parallel layers and framboids) and low-grade metamorphic (porphyroblast) forms, and contains up to > 2000 ppm As. The sulfur isotopic composition of arsenic-bearing pyrite ranges from − 5.2‰ to 63‰. In the marine environment, the sulfur in sedimentary pyrite becomes increasingly enriched in {sup 34}S as the geochemical environment becomes increasingly anoxic. There is a positive correlation between δ{sup 34}S and arsenic content in the Taconic pyrite, suggesting that uptake of arsenic by pyrite increased as the environment became more reducing. This increased anoxia may have been due to a rise in sea level and/or tectonic activity during the late Cambrian and Ordovician. Low-grade metamorphism appears to have little effect on sulfur isotope composition, but does correlate with lower arsenic content in pyrite. New groundwater wells drilled in this region should therefore avoid gray and black slates and phyllites that contain sedimentary/diagenetic pyrite with heavy δ{sup 34}S values. - Highlights: • Pyrite is the source of arsenic in groundwater in the Taconic region of Vermont, USA. • As-bearing pyrite δ{sup 34}S = – 5.2 to 63‰ with higher {sup 34}S as environment becomes more anoxic. • High sea level, tectonic activity create anoxia, with incorporation of As into pyrite. • New wells should avoid slate/phyllite containing sedimentary pyrite with heavy δ{sup 34}S.

  15. Test-retest reliability, internal consistency, and construct validity of the Farsi version of the Oxford Happiness Inventory.

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    Bayani, Ali Asghar

    2008-08-01

    This study examined the reliability and preliminary evidence for validity of a Farsi (Persian) version of the Oxford Happiness Inventory with 309 undergraduate students (161 women and 148 men). Participants completed the Farsi versions of four subscales of the Oxford Happiness Inventory, the Satisfaction with Life Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Depression-Happiness Scale. Analyses indicated that the Farsi version of the Oxford Happiness Scale has reliability as a measure of well-being and provided some preliminary evidence of construct validity.

  16. Retos de la Cooperación Internacional para el desarrollo: El caso de la CAE

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    2018-01-01

    En este TFG se estudia la Cooperación al Desarrollo de la Comunidad Autónoma de Euskadi, así como los retos a los que podría tener que hacer frente, en el marco del Sistema Internacional de Cooperación al Desarrollo. El contenido íntegro está redactado en Castellano.

  17. Supplements of the journals Figura, Figura Internacional and Papers d´Art

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    Full Text Available DOCUMENTOS INCLUIDOS EN LA SECCIÓN PASAJES Por orden de aparición: P128. Portada de Luis Gordillo para el nº0 de la revista Figura (1983 P129. Página editorial del nº0 de la revista Figura (1983 P130. Portada de Guillermo Pérez Villalta para el nº1 de la revista Figura (1983 P131. Página editorial del nº1 de la revista Figura (1983 P132. Página editorial del nº2 de la revista Figura Internacional (abril, 1988 P134. Página editorial del nº3 de la revista Figura Internacional (octubre, 1988 P137. Articulo de Guillermo Paneque «Ni tengo memoria ni falta que me hace» incluido en el nº3 de la revista Figura Internacional (octubre, 1988 P139-144. «Apuntes sobre dos proyectos editoriales: las revistas Figura y Arena Internacional». Entrevista a Mar Villaespesa realizada por Carme Ortiz. Dossier «Pensar la edición», en Papers D´Art, 2r trim 2002/ 4 rt trim 2002 . núm 82-83.

  18. La historia del Derecho Internacional Privado en China y sus fuentes

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    Laura Soto von Arnim

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El Derecho Internacional chino tiene una historia larga, pues su primera disposición data del Código Mingli de la Dinastía Ming. A pesar de sus tempranos comienzos, el Derecho Internacional Privado comenzó a desarrollarse verdaderamente desde la década de los años 1980. Esta rama del derecho está constituida en China por las normas de conflictos de leyes, las normas de conflictos de jurisdicción, y el reconocimiento y la ejecución de resoluciones judiciales en materia civil y mercantil. A pesar de las diferentes opiniones sobre el mejor tipo de codificación entre una codificación completa o de cada materia, la más reciente ley china de derecho internacional, del 28 de octubre de 2010, codificó únicamente las normas de conflictos de leyes. Esta ley representa un progreso importante en el desarrollo del Derecho Internacional Privado en China a pesar de que algunas de sus disposiciones hayan sido muy criticadas.

  19. Acesso aberto ao conhecimento científico no Ano Internacional da Luz

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    André Luís Gemal

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    Full Text Available Neste ano de 2015, eleito pela organização das Nações Unidas como Ano Internacional da Luz, nos inspiramos na luz, que permeia diversos campos da vida, da ciência, da tecnologia. Fundamental a todos cidadãos. Mote de cientistas e poetas.

  20. Regulating Smart Cities, 11º Congreso Internacional de Internet, Derecho y Política

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available El 11º Congreso Internacional de Internet, Derecho y Política (IDP 2015, organizado por los Estudios de Derecho y Ciencia Política de la UOC, estuvo dedicado a la regulación de las smart cities (ciudades inteligentes.

  1. 77 FR 42465 - Special Local Regulations, Cruce a Nado Internacional, Ponce Harbor; Ponce, PR

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG-2012-0495] RIN 1625-AA08 Special Local Regulations, Cruce a Nado Internacional, Ponce Harbor; Ponce, PR AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish...

  2. Orden económico internacional y globalización

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    Hugo R. Martínez C.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo general del presente artículo fue el de analizar la reconfiguración del nuevo orden económico internacional en el marco de la globalización a inicios del siglo XXI. Para tal fin, se examino el orden económico internacional a partir de la segunda guerra mundial. Se caracterizo las instituciones internacionales tomando en cuenta su estructura y los principales actores. Se estudió las diferentes etapas del orden económico internacional de la posguerra. La metodología aplicada fue el método hipotético deductivo y caracterizó por realizar una revisión documental ¿teórica y crítica. El tipo de investigación es descriptivo y su diseño no experimental transeccional. El resultado obtenido se concluye que después de la segunda guerra mundial la expansión del capitalista originó cambios en el sistema mundial con tendencia entre los dos milenios con el de proceso de globalización va ha a caracterizar el orden económico internacional en la primera parte del siglo XXI

  3. 1.º CONGRESSO INTERNACIONAL HABITAÇÃO NO ESPAÇO LUSÓFONO [CIHEL

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    António Baptista Coelho

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    Full Text Available Relato do 1.º CIHEL, o primeiro Congresso Internacional Habitação no Espaço Lusófono, decorreu em Lisboa, entre os dias 22 e 24 de Setembro, numa excelente parceria entre o Grupo Habitar e o Departamento de Arquitectura e Urbanismo do ISCTE

  4. Regulating Smart Cities, 11º Congreso Internacional de Internet, Derecho y Política

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    2015-01-01

    El 11º Congreso Internacional de Internet, Derecho y Política (IDP 2015), organizado por los Estudios de Derecho y Ciencia Política de la UOC, estuvo dedicado a la regulación de las smart cities (ciudades inteligentes).

  5. Some Research-Based Issues and Recommendations Expressed at the Seminario Internacional Sobre la Educacion Bilingue.

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    Bernal, Ernesto M.

    The first Seminario Internacional Sobre la Educacion Bilingue (International Seminar on Bilingual Education), under the aegis of the National Association for Bilingual Education and the Mexican secretary for public education, brought together professionals from Canada, the United States, and Mexico in Oaxtepec, Mexico in November 1986 to share…

  6. Oral contraceptive use and cancer: final report from the Oxford-Family Planning Association contraceptive study.

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    Vessey, Martin; Yeates, David

    2013-12-01

    This analysis provides the final results on cancer incidence in relation to oral contraceptive (OC) use from the Oxford-Family Planning Association (Oxford-FPA) contraceptive study, which closed at the end of 2010. An additional 6 years of observation have been added since our last report and there has been an increase in the numbers of cancers of over 50% at seven of the sites considered. The Oxford-FPA study includes 17032 women aged 25-39 years recruited from 1968 to 1974 at contraceptive clinics in England and Scotland. These women were using OCs, a diaphragm or an intrauterine device. Information about cancer incidence among them has been collected from recruitment until closure of the study. OC use was not related to nonreproductive cancer. Breast cancer findings (1087 cases) were entirely negative; the rate ratio (RR) comparing ever users of OCs with never users was 1.0 [95% confidence interval (CI): 0.9-1.1]. Only two cases of cervical cancer have been added since our last report (total: 61 cases); the RR comparing ever use with never use is now 3.4 (95% CI: 1.6-8.9). The risk of this disease increases sharply with duration of OC use and declines steadily with interval since last OC use. OC use protects against both uterine body cancer (124 cases) and ovarian cancer (143 cases). The RRs comparing ever use with never use were 0.5 (95% CI: 0.3-0.7) and 0.5 (95% CI: 0.4-0.7), respectively. Protection against both these cancers increased with duration of OC use and waned with interval since last use, but an effect was still present 28 or more years after discontinuation. In our study, OC use had no effect on nonreproductive cancers or on breast cancer. The risk of cervical cancer was increased and that of uterine body cancer and ovarian cancer was decreased by OC use. All these effects increased with duration of use and declined with interval since last use. The beneficial effects of OC use on cancer outweighed the adverse effects. These findings should

  7. Derivation of uranium residual radioactive material guidelines for the former Alba Craft Laboratory site, Oxford, Ohio

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    Nimmagadda, M.; Faillace, E.; Yu, C.

    1994-01-01

    Residual radioactive material guidelines for uranium were derived for the former Alba Craft Laboratory site in Oxford, Ohio. This site has been identified for remedial action under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) of the US Department of Energy (DOE). Single nuclide and total uranium guidelines were derived on the basis of the requirement that the 50-year committed effective dose equivalent to a hypothetical individual who lives or works in the immediate vicinity of the former Alba Craft Laboratory site should not exceed a dose of 30 mrem/yr following remedial action for the current use and likely future use scenarios or a dose of 100 mrem/yr for less likely future use scenarios (Yu et al. 1993). The DOE residual radioactive material guideline computer code, RESRAD, which implements the methodology described in the DOE manual for implementing residual radioactive material guidelines, was used in this evaluation

  8. The Oxford Probe: an open access five-hole probe for aerodynamic measurements

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    Hall, B F; Povey, T

    2017-01-01

    The Oxford Probe is an open access five-hole probe designed for experimental aerodynamic measurements. The open access probe can be manufactured by the end user via additive manufacturing (metal or plastic). The probe geometry, drawings, calibration maps, and software are available under a creative commons license. The purpose is to widen access to aerodynamic measurement techniques in education and research environments. There are many situations in which the open access probe will allow results of comparable accuracy to a well-calibrated commercial probe. We discuss the applications and limitations of the probe, and compare the calibration maps for 16 probes manufactured in different materials and at different scales, but with the same geometrical design. (paper)

  9. Validation of an Italian version of the Oxford happiness inventory in adolescence.

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    Meleddu, Mauro; Guicciardi, Marco; Scalas, L Francesca; Fadda, Daniela

    2012-01-01

    An Italian adaptation of the Oxford Happiness Inventory was administered to 782 adolescents. Exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) was used to examine the first- and second-order factorial structure of the scale and its invariance across gender; internal consistency and construct validity were also investigated. ESEM underlined a 5-factor structure (mastery and self-fulfillment, satisfaction with life, vigor, social interest, and social cheerfulness) that measures positive psychological functioning. These dimensions form a single latent construct of general psychological well-being. The scale showed adequate internal consistency values and strong measurement invariance across gender. Finally, regarding convergent validity, both total scale and subscales were positively correlated with extraversion and self-esteem, were negatively correlated with neuroticism, and displayed no correlation with psychoticism.

  10. Violation of a local form of the Lieb-Oxford bound

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    Vilhena, J. G.; Räsänen, E.; Lehtovaara, L.; Marques, M. A. L.

    2012-05-01

    In the framework of density-functional theory, several popular density functionals for exchange and correlation have been constructed to satisfy a local form of the Lieb-Oxford bound. In its original global expression, the bound represents a rigorous lower limit for the indirect Coulomb interaction energy. Here we employ exact-exchange calculations for the G2 test set to show that the local form of the bound is violated in an extensive range of both the dimensionless gradient and the average electron density. Hence, the results demonstrate the severity in the usage of the local form of the bound in functional development. On the other hand, our results suggest alternative ways to construct accurate density functionals for the exchange energy.

  11. A survival analysis of 1084 knees of the Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

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    Bottomley, N.; Jones, L. D.; Rout, R.; Alvand, A.; Rombach, I.; Evans, T.; Jackson, W. F. M.; Beard, D. J.; Price, A. J.

    2016-01-01

    Aims The aim of this to study was to compare the previously unreported long-term survival outcome of the Oxford medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) performed by trainee surgeons and consultants. Patients and Methods We therefore identified a previously unreported cohort of 1084 knees in 947 patients who had a UKA inserted for anteromedial knee arthritis by consultants and surgeons in training, at a tertiary arthroplasty centre and performed survival analysis on the group with revision as the endpoint. Results The ten-year cumulative survival rate for revision or exchange of any part of the prosthetic components was 93.2% (95% confidence interval (CI) 86.1 to 100, number at risk 45). Consultant surgeons had a nine-year cumulative survival rate of 93.9% (95% CI 90.2 to 97.6, number at risk 16). Trainee surgeons had a cumulative nine-year survival rate of 93.0% (95% CI 90.3 to 95.7, number at risk 35). Although there was no differences in implant survival between consultants and trainees (p = 0.30), there was a difference in failure pattern whereby all re-operations performed for bearing dislocation (n = 7), occurred in the trainee group. This accounted for 0.6% of the entire cohort and 15% of the re-operations. Conclusion This is the largest single series of the Oxford UKA ever reported and demonstrates that good results can be achieved by a heterogeneous group of surgeons, including trainees, if performed within a high-volume centre with considerable experience with the procedure. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2016;(10 Suppl B):22–7. PMID:27694512

  12. Photographic monitoring of soiling and decay of roadside walls in central Oxford, England

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    Thornbush, Mary J.; Viles, Heather A.

    2008-12-01

    As part of the Environmental Monitoring of Integrated Transport Strategies (EMITS) project, which examined the impact of the Oxford Transport Strategy (OTS) on the soiling and decay of buildings and structures in central Oxford, England, a simple photographic survey of a sample of roadside walls was carried out in 1997, with re-surveys in 1999 and 2003. Thirty photographs were taken each time, covering an area of stonework approximately 30 × 30 cm in dimensions at 1-1.3 m above pavement level. The resulting images have been used to investigate, both qualitatively as well as quantitatively, the progression of soiling and decay. Comparison of images by eye reveals a number of minor changes in soiling and decay patterns, but generally indicates stability except at one site where dramatic, superficial damage occurred over 2 years. Quantitative analysis of decay features (concavities resulting from surface blistering, flaking, and scaling), using simple techniques in Adobe Photoshop, shows variable pixel-based size proportions of concavities across 6 years of survey. Colour images (in Lab Color) generally have a reduced proportion of pixels, representing decay features in comparison to black and white (Grayscale) images. The study conveys that colour images provide more information both for general observations of soiling and decay patterns and for segmentation of decay-produced concavities. The study indicates that simple repeat photography can reveal useful information about changing patterns of both soiling and decay, although unavoidable variation in external lighting conditions between re-surveys is a factor limiting the accuracy of change detection.

  13. Hydrogeologic framework and water quality of the Vermont Army National Guard Ethan Allen Firing Range, northern Vermont, October 2002 through December 2003

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    Clark, Stewart F.; Chalmers, Ann; Mack, Thomas J.; Denner, Jon C.

    2005-01-01

    The Ethan Allen Firing Range of the Vermont Army National Guard is a weapons-testing and training facility in a mountainous region of Vermont that has been in operation for about 80 years. The hydrologic framework and water quality of the facility were assessed between October 2002 and December 2003. As part of the study, streamflow was continuously measured in the Lee River and 24 observation wells were installed at 19 locations in the stratified drift and bedrock aquifers to examine the hydrogeology. Chemical analyses of surface water, ground water, streambed sediment, and fish tissue were collected to assess major ions, trace elements, nutrients, and volatile and semivolatile compounds. Sampling included 5 surface-water sites sampled during moderate and low-flow conditions; streambed-sediment samples collected at the 5 surface-water sites; fish-tissue samples collected at 3 of the 5 surface-water sites; macroinvertebrates collected at 4 of the 5 surface-water sites; and ground-water samples collected from 10 observation wells, and samples collected at all surface- and ground-water sites. The hydrogeologic framework at the Ethan Allen Firing Range is dominated by the upland mountain and valley setting of the site. Bedrock wells yield low to moderate amounts of water (0 to 23 liters per minute). In the narrow river valleys, layered stratified-drift deposits of sand and gravel of up to 18 meters thick fill the Lee River and Mill Brook Valleys. In these deposits, the water table is generally within 3 meters below the land surface and overall ground-water flow is from east to west. Streamflow in the Lee River averaged 0.72 cubic meters per second (25.4 cubic feet per second) between December 2002 and December 2003. Streams are highly responsive to precipitation events in this mountainous environment and a comparison with other nearby watersheds shows that Lee River maintains relatively high streamflow during dry periods. Concentrations of trace elements and nutrients

  14. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 8, (MANCTH00060008) on Town Highway 6, crossing Bourn Brook, Manchester, Vermont

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    Burns, Ronda L.; Hammond, Robert E.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure MANCTH00060008 on Town Highway 6 crossing Bourn Brook, Manchester, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  15. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 39 (TOPSTH00510039) on Town Highway 51, crossing Tabor Branch Waits River, Topsham, Vermont

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    Striker, Lora K.; Severance, Tim

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure TOPSTH00510039 on Town Highway 51 crossing the Tabor Branch Waits River, Topsham, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  16. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 45 (NFIETH00250045) on Town Highway 25, crossing Union Brook, Northfield, Vermont

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    Burns, Ronda L.; Ivanoff, Michael A.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure NFIETH00250045 on Town Highway 25 crossing Union Brook, Northfield, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  17. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 71 (WODSTH00050071) on Town Highway 5, crossing Kedron Brook, Woodstock, Vermont

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    Olson, S.A.; Ayotte, J.D.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure WODSTH00050071 on Town Highway 5 crossing Kedron Brook, Woodstock, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  18. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 25 (ROYATH00550025) on Town Highway 55, crossing Broad Brook, Royalton, Vermont

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    Burns, Ronda L.; Weber, Matthew A.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure ROYATH00550025 on Town Highway 55 crossing Broad Brook, Royalton, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  19. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 7 (WARRTH00010007) onTown Highway 1, crossing Freemans Brook, Warren, Vermont

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    Flynn, Robert H.; Burns, Ronda L.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure WARRTH00010007 on Town Highway 1 crossing Freeman Brook, Warren, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  20. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 46 (BRNETH00610046) on Town Highway 61, crossing East Peacham Brook, Barnet, Vermont

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    Ivanoff, Michael A.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure BRNETH00610046 on Town Highway 61 crossing East Peacham Brook, Barnet, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  1. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 29 (LONDTH00410029) on Town Highway 41, crossing Cook Brook, Londonderry, Vermont

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    Striker, Lora K.; Wild, Emily C.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure LONDTH00410029 on Town Highway 41 crossing Cook Brook, Londonderry, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  2. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 12 (HUNTTH00010012) on Town Highway 001, crossing Brush Brook, Huntington, Vermont

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    Burns, Ronda L.; Wild, Emily C.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure HUNTTH00010012 on Town Highway 1 crossing Brush Brook, Huntington, Vermont (figures 1–9). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D. In August 1976, Hurricane Belle caused flooding at this site which resulted in road and bridge damage (figures 7-8). This was approximately a 25-year flood event based on flood-

  3. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 36 (ANDOVT00110036) on VT 11, crossing Middle Branch Williams River, Andover, Vermont

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    Striker, Lora K.; Burns, Rhonda L.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure ANDOVT00110036 on State Route 11 crossing the Middle Branch Williams River, Andover, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  4. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 17 (POMFTH00010017) on Town Highway 1 (FAS 166) crossing Mill Brook, Pomfret, Vermont

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    Boehmler, Erick M.; Hammond, Robert E.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure POMFTH00010017 on Town Highway 1 crossing Mill Brook, Pomfret, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  5. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 21 (WALDTH00450021) on Town Highway 45, crossing Joes Brook, Walden, Vermont

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    Ivanoff, Michael A.; Medalie, Laura

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure WALDTH00450021 on Town Highway 45 crossing Joes Brook, Walden, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D. The VTAOT files state that the stream is Coles Brook, both the USGS and the VTAOT maps state that it is Joes Brook.

  6. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 50 (STARTH00250050) on Town Highway 25, crossing Lewis Creek, Starksboro, Vermont

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    Burns, Ronda L.; Boehmler, Erick M.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure STARTH00250050 on Town Highway 25 crossing Lewis Creek, Starksboro, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  7. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 30 (BRNATH00470030) on Town Highway 47, crossing Locust Creek, Barnard, Vermont

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    Boehmler, Erick M.; Song, Donald L.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure BRNATH00470030 on Town Highway 47 crossing Locust Creek, Barnard, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  8. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 81 (NFIETH00PL0081) on Pleasant Street, crossing Union Brook, Northfield, Vermont

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    Burns, Ronda L.; Medalie, Laura

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure NFIETH00PL0081 on Pleasant Street crossing Union Brook, Northfield, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  9. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 5 (MORRTH00060005) on Town Highway 6, crossing Bedell Brook, Morristown, Vermont

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    Boehmler, Erick M.; Degnan, James R.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure MORRTH00060005 on Town Highway 6 crossing Bedell Brook, Morristown, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  10. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 16 (TROYTH00290016) on Town Highway 29, crossing Beetle Brook, Troy, Vermont

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    Ivanoff, Michael A.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure TROYTH00290016 on Town Highway 29 crossing Beetle Brook, Troy, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  11. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 7 (CHARTH00010007) on Town Highway 1, crossing Mad Brook, Charleston, Vermont

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    Boehmler, Erick M.; Weber, Matthew A.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure CHARTH00010007 on town highway 1 crossing Mad Brook, Charleston, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  12. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 16, (NEWBTH00500016) on Town Highway 50, crossing Halls Brook, Newbury, Vermont

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    Burns, Ronda L.; Degnan, James R.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure NEWBTH00500016 on Town Highway 50 crossing Halls Brook, Newbury, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  13. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 39 (STOWTH00160039) on Town Highway 16, crossing Moss Glen Brook, Stowe, Vermont

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    Ivanoff, Michael A.; Hammond, Robert E.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure STOWTH00160039 on Town Highway 16 crossing Moss Glen Brook, Stowe, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  14. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 6 (BRISVT01160006) on State Highway 116, crossing Little Notch Brook, Bristol, Vermont

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    Boehmler, Erick M.; Burns, Ronda L.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure BRISVT01160006 on State Route 116 crossing the Little Notch Brook, Bristol, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  15. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 65 (NEWBTH00500065) on Town Highway 50, crossing Peach Brook, Newbury, Vermont

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    Burns, R.L.; Severance, Timothy

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure NEWBTH00500065 on Town Highway 50 crossing Peach Brook, Newbury, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  16. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 15 (TROYTH00290015) on Town Highway 29, crossing Beetle Brook, Troy, Vermont

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    Ivanoff, Michael A.; Medalie, Laura

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure TROYTH00290015 on Town Highway 29 crossing Beetle Brook, Troy, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  17. Level II scour analysis for brigde 5 (STOCTH00360005) on Town Highway 36, crossing Stony Brook, Stockridge, Vermont

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    Striker, Lora K.; Weber, Matthew A.

    1998-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure STOCTH00360005 on Town Highway 36 crossing Stony Brook, Stockbridge, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in appendix D.

  18. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 42 (BENNCYSCHL0042) on School Street, crossing Walloomsac River, Bennington, Vermont

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    Olson, Scott A.; Degnan, James R.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure BENNCYSCHL0042 on the School Street crossing of the Walloomsac River, Bennington, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  19. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 37 (CABOTH00410037) on Town Highway 41, crossing the Winooski River, Cabot, Vermont

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    Flynn, Robert H.; Medalie, Laura

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure CABOTH00410037 on Town Highway 41 crossing the Winooski River (also referred to as Coit’s Pond Brook), Cabot, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  20. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 81 (JAMAVT01000081) on State Route 100, crossing the Winhall River, Jamaica, Vermont

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    Ivanoff, Michael A.; Hammond, Robert E.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure JAMAVT01000081 on State Route 100 crossing the Winhall River, Jamaica, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  1. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 6 (ALBUTH00150006) on Town Highway 15, crossing Mud Creek, Alburg, Vermont

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    Olson, Scott A.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure ALBUTH00150006 on Town Highway 15 crossing Mud Creek, Alburg, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  2. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 30, (HUNTTH00220030), on Town Highway 22, crossing Brush Brook, Huntington, Vermont

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    Burns, Ronda L.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure HUNTTH00220030 on Town Highway 22 crossing Brush Brook, Huntington, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D.

  3. Farmer perceptions of climate change risk and associated on-farm management strategies in Vermont, northeastern United States

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    Schattman, Rachel E.; Conner, David; Méndez, V. Ernesto

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Little research has been conducted on how agricultural producers in the northeastern United States conceptualize climate-related risk and how these farmers address risk through on-farm management strategies. Two years following Tropical Storm Irene, our team interviewed 15 farmers in order to investigate their perceptions of climate-related risk and how their decision-making was influenced by these perceptions. Our results show that Vermont farmers are concerned with both ecological ...

  4. A Revolução Russa e a construção da III Internacional

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    Carlos Prado

    2017-01-01

    O presente texto analisa a influência que a revolução russa exerceu sobre a construção da III Internacional (Comintern). Num primeiro momento investiga-se a guerra e a falência da II Internacional. Posteriormente aborda-se o processo e os debates que antecederam a construção da nova organização. Por fim, analisam-se os documentos produzidos pelo primeiro congresso da III Internacional, evidenciando como a experiência russa, influenciou o programa da Comintern. Ao apontar a necessidade da toma...

  5. La exoneración de responsabilidad en la contratación comercial internacional: contrato de compra venta internacional de mercaderías

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    Silva Jaramillo, Jazmina Judith

    2016-01-01

    La presente tesis tiene como propósito estudiar de manera general el régimen de exoneración de responsabilidad que es común en los contratos internacionales. Se toma en consideración al Convenio de Roma cuando de conflictos sobre ley y foro aplicables se trata. De manera específica se analiza la exoneración de responsabilidad según lo conceptúan los Principios UNIDROIT sobre contratación comercial internacional, principios que determinan las causales de exoneración de responsabilidad y el Con...

  6. El desarrollo del Derecho Internacional a través de la función consultiva de la Corte Internacional de Justicia

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    La Carta de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas establece dos funciones principales que la Corte Internacional de Justicia debe desarrollar; en primer lugar está la bien conocida función contenciosa que tiene como objeto dirimir conflictos entre los Estados miembros y, en segundo lugar, la función consultiva abierta al Consejo de Seguridad y a la Asamblea General –así como a los organismos que la Asamblea autorice–. El presente artículo muestra aspectos generales de la función consulti...

  7. El desarrollo del Derecho Internacional a través de la función consultiva de la Corte Internacional de Justicia

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    Tamayo Franco, Rafael

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    La Carta de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas establece dos funciones principales que la Corte Internacional de Justicia debe desarrollar; en primer lugar está la bien conocida función contenciosa que tiene como objeto dirimir conflictos entre los Estados miembros y, en segundo lugar, la función consultiva abierta al Consejo de Seguridad y a la Asamblea General –así como a los organismos que la Asamblea autorice–.El presente artículo muestra aspectos generales de la función consultiva y ...

  8. Towards a Unified University Infrastructure: The Data Management Roll-Out at the University of Oxford

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    James A. J. Wilson

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    Full Text Available Since presenting a paper at the International Digital Curation Conference 2010 conference entitled ‘An Institutional Approach to Developing Research Data Management Infrastructure’, the University of Oxford has come a long way in developing research data management (RDM policy, tools and training to address the various phases of the research data lifecycle. Work has now begun on integrating these various elements into a unified infrastructure for the whole university, under the aegis of the Data Management Roll-out at Oxford (Damaro Project.This paper will explain the process and motivation behind the project, and describes our vision for the future. It will also introduce the new tools and processes created by the university to tie the individual RDM components together. Chief among these is the ‘DataFinder’ – a hierarchically-structured metadata cataloguing system which will enable researchers to search for and locate research datasets hosted in a variety of different datastores from institutional repositories, through Web 2 services, to filing cabinets standing in department offices. DataFinder will be able to pull and associate research metadata from research information databases and data management plans, and is intended to be CERIF compatible. DataFinder is being designed so that it can be deployed at different levels within different contexts, with higher-level instances harvesting information from lower-level instances enabling, for example, an academic department to deploy one instance of DataFinder, which can then be harvested by another at an institutional level, which can then in turn be harvested by another at a national level.The paper will also consider the requirements of embedding tools and training within an institution and address the difficulties of ensuring the sustainability of an RDM infrastructure at a time when funding for such endeavours is limited. Our research shows that researchers (and indeed departments

  9. The Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ): Development and validation of a summary index score.

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    Morley, D; Jenkinson, C; Doll, H; Lavis, G; Sharp, R; Cooke, P; Dawson, J

    2013-01-01

    The Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ) is a validated 16-item, patient-reported outcome measure for evaluating outcomes of foot or ankle surgery. The original development of the instrument identified three domains. This present study examined whether the three domains could legitimately be summed to provide a single summary index score. The MOXFQ and Short-Form (SF)-36 were administered to 671 patients before surgery of the foot or ankle. Data from the three domains of the MOXFQ (pain, walking/standing and social interaction) were subjected to higher order factor analysis. Reliability and validity of the summary index score was assessed. The mean age of the participants was 52.8 years (sd 15.68; 18 to 89). Higher order principle components factor analysis produced one factor, accounting for 74.7% of the variance. The newly derived single index score was found to be internally reliable (α = 0.93) and valid, achieving at least moderate correlations (r ≥ 0.5, p < 0.001) with related (pain/function) domains of the SF-36. Analyses indicated that data from the MOXFQ can be presented in summary form. The MOXFQ summary index score (MOXFQ-Index) provides an overall indication of the outcomes of foot and ankle surgery. Furthermore, the single index reduces the number of statistical comparisons, and hence the role of chance, when exploring MOXFQ data.

  10. The influence of cultivation method on the flowering of Salvia horminum L. 'Oxford Blue'

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    Elżbieta Pogroszewska

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    Full Text Available Salvia horminum L. 'Oxford Blue' was grown from transplants or it was direct seeded. Four sowing dates were applied: 15 March or 30 March - in a greenhouse, in order to obtain transplants, 13 April, 27 April and 11 May - sown directly into the ground. Three plant densities were applied: 25 plants×m2, 16 plants×m2, 12 plants×m2. It was found that Horminum sage can be grown from transplants or direct seeded. The cultivation from transplants is more advantageous due to the earlier flowering of plants, by about two weeks, and a better quality of inflorescences evaluated in terms of their length and size of bracteoles. Direct sowing of Horminum sage at two-week intervals from the 2nd decade of April till the 2nd decade of May ensures that by the end of August mature inflorescence stems are obtained, ready for cutting. A delay in the date of sowing results in the development of significantly shorter inflorescence stems, irrespective of the plant density. Plant density does not affect significantly the length of the period of inflorescence formation and the date of flowering, but a larger spacing is favourable to plants growing big, what results in a larger fresh weight of the above-ground portion. Sage grown from transplants responses to favourable climatic conditions by the development of bigger inflorescences.

  11. Long-term trends in the Oxford knee score following total knee replacement.

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    Williams, D P; Blakey, C M; Hadfield, S G; Murray, D W; Price, A J; Field, R E

    2013-01-01

    The Oxford knee score (OKS) is a validated and widely accepted disease-specific patient-reported outcome measure, but there is limited evidence regarding any long-term trends in the score. We reviewed 5600 individual OKS questionnaires (1547 patients) from a prospectively-collected knee replacement database, to determine the trends in OKS over a ten-year period following total knee replacement. The mean OKS pre-operatively was 19.5 (95% confidence interval (CI) 18.8 to 20.2). The maximum post-operative OKS was observed at two years (mean score 34.4 (95% CI 33.7 to 35.2)), following which a gradual but significant decline was observed through to the ten-year assessment (mean score 30.1 (95% CI 29.1 to 31.1)) (p trend was observed for most of the individual OKS components (p followed by rapid deterioration (p 35 kg/m(2) (p following knee replacement.

  12. Validation of the Italian version of the Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire for children.

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    Martinelli, Nicolò; Romeo, Giovanni; Bonifacini, Carlo; Viganò, Marco; Bianchi, Alberto; Malerba, Francesco

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    The purpose of this study was to translate the Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire (OAFQ) into Italian, to perform a cross-cultural adaptation and to evaluate its psychometric properties. The Italian OAFQ was developed according to the recommended forward/backward translation protocol and evaluated in pediatric patients treated for symptomatic flatfoot deformity. Feasibility, reliability, internal consistency, construct validity [comparing OAFQ domains with Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) domains] and responsiveness to surgical treatment were assessed. A total of 61 children and their parents were enrolled in the study. Results showed satisfactory levels of internal consistency for both children and parent forms. The test-retest reliability was confirmed by high ICC values for both child and parents subscales. Good construct validity was showed by patterns of relationships consistent with theoretically related domains of the CHQ. After surgery, the mean OAFQ scores improved in all the domains after treatment with the subtalar arthroereisis, for both children and parent scales (p valid instrument in order to evaluate interventions used to treat children's foot or ankle problem, but needs further study on different clinical settings.

  13. An Analysis of The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography (Atkins and Rundell 2008

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    Abstract: Since at least a decade ago, the lexicographic community at large has been demandingthat a modern textbook be designed — one that would place corpora at the centre of the lexicographicenterprise. Written by two of the most respected practising lexicographers, this book hasfinally arrived, and delivers on very many levels. This review article presents a critical analysis ofits features.

    Keywords: LEXICOGRAPHY, LEARNERS' DICTIONARY, MONOLINGUAL, BILINGUAL,CORPUS, FRAME SEMANTICS, ENGLISH, FRENCH, TEXTBOOK

    Samenvatting: Een analyse van The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography(Atkins en Rundell 2008. Al minstens tien jaar lang eist de volledige lexicografischegemeenschap dat een modern tekstboek zou worden ontworpen — één dat corpora in het centrumvan de lexicografische belangstelling zou plaatsen. Geschreven door twee van de meest gerespecteerdepraktiserende lexicografen, is dit boek er nu eindelijk, en het ontgoochelt niet. Dit recensieartikelanalyseert de kenmerken ervan kritisch.

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  14. Determination of baroreflex sensitivity during the modified Oxford maneuver by trigonometric regressive spectral analysis.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Differences in spontaneous and drug-induced baroreflex sensitivity (BRS have been attributed to its different operating ranges. The current study attempted to compare BRS estimates during cardiovascular steady-state and pharmacologically stimulation using an innovative algorithm for dynamic determination of baroreflex gain. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Forty-five volunteers underwent the modified Oxford maneuver in supine and 60° tilted position with blood pressure and heart rate being continuously recorded. Drug-induced BRS-estimates were calculated from data obtained by bolus injections of nitroprusside and phenylephrine. Spontaneous indices were derived from data obtained during rest (stationary and under pharmacological stimulation (non-stationary using the algorithm of trigonometric regressive spectral analysis (TRS. Spontaneous and drug-induced BRS values were significantly correlated and display directionally similar changes under different situations. Using the Bland-Altman method, systematic differences between spontaneous and drug-induced estimates were found and revealed that the discrepancy can be as large as the gain itself. Fixed bias was not evident with ordinary least products regression. The correlation and agreement between the estimates increased significantly when BRS was calculated by TRS in non-stationary mode during the drug injection period. TRS-BRS significantly increased during phenylephrine and decreased under nitroprusside. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The TRS analysis provides a reliable, non-invasive assessment of human BRS not only under static steady state conditions, but also during pharmacological perturbation of the cardiovascular system.

  15. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Portuguese version of the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS).

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    Gonçalves, Rui Soles; Caldeira, Carolina Quintal; Rodrigues, Mónica Vieira; Felícia, Sabine Cardoso; Cavalheiro, Luís Manuel; Ferreira, Pedro Lopes

    2018-03-08

    To translate and culturally adapt the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) to the European Portuguese language, and to test its reliability (internal consistency, reproducibility and measurement error) and validity (construct validity). The OSS Portuguese version was obtained through translations, back-translations, consensus panels, clinical review and cognitive pre-test. Portuguese OSS, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaires, and the visual analogue scales of pain at rest [VAS rest] and during movement [VAS movement] were applied to 111 subjects with shoulder pain (degenerative or inflammatory disorders) and recommended for physical therapy. A clinical and sociodemographic questionnaire was also applied. The reliability was good, with a Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.90, an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) of 0.92, a standard error of measurement (SEM) of 2.59 points and a smallest detectable change (SDC) of 7.18 points. Construct validity was supported by the confirmation of three initial hypotheses involving expected significant correlation between OSS and other measures (DASH, VAS rest and VAS movement) and between OSS and the number of days of work absenteeism. The Portuguese OSS version presented suitable psychometric properties, in terms of reliability (internal consistency, reproducibility and measurement error) and validity (construct validity).

  16. Radiological characterization survey results for Gaskill Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (OXO015)

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    Kleinhans, K.R.; Murray, M.E.; Carrier, R.F.

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    Between October 1952 and February 1957, National Lead of Ohio (NLO), a primary contractor for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), subcontracted certain uranium machining operations to Alba Craft Laboratory, Incorporated, located at 10-14 West Rose Avenue, Oxford, Ohio. In 1992, personnel from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) confirmed the presence of residual radioactive materials from the AEC-related operations in and around the facility in amounts exceeding the applicable Department of Energy (DOE) guidelines. Although the amount of uranium found on the property posed little health hazard if left undisturbed, the levels were sufficient to require remediation to bring radiological conditions into compliance with current guidelines, thus ensuring that the public and the environment are protected. Because it was suspected that uranium may have been used in the past in the immediate vicinity of Alba Craft in a Miami University building a team from ORNL, performed a radiological characterization survey of that structure in January 1994. The survey was conducted at the request of DOE as a precautionary measure to ensure that no radioactive residuals were present at levels exceeding guidelines. The survey included the determination of directly measured radiation levels and the collection of smear samples to detect possible removable alpha and beta-gamma activity levels, and comparison of these data to the guidelines. Results of the survey showed that all measurements were below the applicable guideline limits set by DOE

  17. From Oxford to Hawaii ecophysiological barriers limit human progression in ten sport monuments.

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    Desgorces, François-Denis; Berthelot, Geoffroy; El Helou, Nour; Thibault, Valérie; Guillaume, Marion; Tafflet, Muriel; Hermine, Olivier; Toussaint, Jean-François

    2008-01-01

    In order to understand the determinants and trends of human performance evolution, we analyzed ten outdoor events among the oldest and most popular in sports history. Best performances of the Oxford-Cambridge boat race (since 1836), the channel crossing in swimming (1875), the hour cycling record (1893), the Elfstedentocht speed skating race (1909), the cross country ski Vasaloppet (1922), the speed ski record (1930), the Streif down-hill in Kitzbühel (1947), the eastward and westward sailing transatlantic records (1960) and the triathlon Hawaii ironman (1978) all follow a similar evolutive pattern, best described through a piecewise exponential decaying model (r(2) = 0.95+/-0.07). The oldest events present highest progression curvature during their early phase. Performance asymptotic limits predicted from the model may be achieved in fourty years (2049+/-32 y). Prolonged progression may be anticipated in disciplines which further rely on technology such as sailing and cycling. Human progression in outdoor sports tends to asymptotic limits depending on physiological and environmental parameters and may temporarily benefit from further technological progresses.

  18. Backscattering spectroscopy developments for the University of Oxford Scanning External Proton Milliprobe (SEPM)

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    Jarjis, R. A.

    1996-09-01

    An external beam facility has recently been developed at the University of Oxford with the aim of carrying out non-sampling material characterisations on objects which are kept at atmospheric pressure using magnetically focused scanning beam of protons. This publication deals with one part of the developments, which is the application of backscattering spectroscopy in both operational diagnosis and the analysis of solids and gases. Results are reported for tests using an experimental external beam nozzle incorporating a window for extracting the proton beam from the vacuum to a helium gas flushed external chamber housing a Si(Li) detector and a semi-conductor charged-particle detector. The latter is used in the backscattering analysis of objects whilst a second charged-particle detector is also incorporated under vacuum in order to monitor backscattering signals originating from the window and the gas present in the vicinity of the analysis volume. The aim of the development is to create controlled conditions for comprehensive analysis using both PIXE and RBS. Two new backscattering techniques are reported in this publication: (a) External Beam Multi-Dimensional Analysis (EBMA) and (b) Resonant Scattering Multi-Dimensional Analysis (RSMA). In addition, we report on the findings of an initial study of using EBMA to assess gold layer application in Japanese porcelain and Islamic manuscripts, and using RSMA in investigating gas dynamics.

  19. Prima la musica: insegnare il melodramma a Oxford negli Anni 2000

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    Full Text Available La tavola rotonda ‘L’opera monta in cattedra: didattica del melodramma’, coordinata da Lorenzo Bianconi e Annamaria Cecconi nel novembre 2007 in occasione dell’XI Colloquio di Musicologia del «Saggiatore musicale», includeva un mio breve intervento sull’esperienza didattica maturata in moduli d’argomento operistico nell’Università di Oxford, dove ho insegnato dal 1998 al 2008. L’intento era di fornire dati utili a un esercizio comparativo, il quale permettesse d’osservare le esperienze di docenti sia d’università sia di conservatorii italiani dalla prospettiva d’un sistema universitario molto diverso da ambo le istituzioni e che però, come vedremo, per le sue caratteristiche pare collocarsi a cavallo tra le due. Le pagine che seguono costituiscono un ripensamento sistematico di quelle riflessioni, nella speranza che esse possano tuttora risultare di qualche interesse a chi riflette sulla didattica del melodramma in Italia. Dopo aver delineato in breve il contesto istituzionale, presenterò un questionario proposto a due gruppi di studenti; sui risultati esporrò poi qualche riflessione conclusiva, tenendo presenti i temi proposti dal testo-base della tavola rotonda e la discussione che ebbe luogo a Bologna. Avverto infine che, benché io scriva quasi sempre al presente, ciò che dico si riferisce al periodo del mio insegnamento oxoniense: dal 2008 alcune cose possono essere cambiate.

  20. Dutch Translation of the Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire: Reassessment of Reliability and Validity.

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    Venkatesan, Sharmila; Schotanus, Martijn G M; Hendrickx, Roel P M

    The Manchester-Oxford Foot questionnaire (MOxFQ) is a 16-item patient reported outcome measure developed and validated for use in clinical trials involving foot surgery. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Dutch translation of the MOxFQ in patients who had undergone a hallux valgus correction. A total of 79 patients who had undergone hallux valgus correction completed the Medical Outcomes Study short-form 36-item questionnaire (SF-36) and MOxFQ before and after surgery. We evaluated the construct validity of the SF-36 versus the MOxFQ and the test-retest reliability. The test-retest reliability was excellent. The internal consistency of the Dutch MOxFQ was high (Cronbach's α of 0.74 to 0.86). The construct validity can be regarded as good, with moderate to high correlations between the Dutch MOxFQ and Dutch SF-36 subscales. In conclusion, the Dutch version of the MOxFQ demonstrated good reliability and validity compared with the SF-36 for use in patient groups that have undergone hallux valgus correction. Copyright © 2016 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. A Revolução Russa e a construção da III Internacional

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    Carlos Prado

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    Full Text Available O presente texto analisa a influência que a revolução russa exerceu sobre a construção da III Internacional (Comintern. Num primeiro momento investiga-se a guerra e a falência da II Internacional. Posteriormente aborda-se o processo e os debates que antecederam a construção da nova organização. Por fim, analisam-se os documentos produzidos pelo primeiro congresso da III Internacional, evidenciando como a experiência russa, influenciou o programa da Comintern. Ao apontar a necessidade da tomada do poder do Estado e da construção da ditadura do proletariado pelo regime dos sovietes, a recém-criada Internacional Comunista estava abraçando o modelo russo de revolução.

  2. La configuración del orden internacional y el factor religioso

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    Petschen Verdaguer, Santiago

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    A lo largo de la historia ha habido unas religiones que han estado muy vinculadas con la tensión política internacionaL Actualmente también ocurre así. Cuando la religión está presente en un conflicto político el problema se intensifica, se extiende geográficamente y perdura temporalmente. Los intentos del siglo XX de contar con un gobierno mundial (Sociedad de las Naciones, ONU, G 8, OTAN, han sido, tras el 11 de septiembre, sustituidos por el poder de los Estados Unidos que lo ejerce en el marco de una tensión Norte-Sur. El Islam en el Sur y el judaismo en el Norte son importantes factores de operatividad en la sociedad internacional a cuya crisis se asoman también las demás religiones.

  3. Cultura nacional y crecimiento internacional de la empresa: una revisión de la literatura

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    Belén González-Díaz

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se realiza una revisión de la literatura existente sobre el papel de la cultura nacional y la diversidad cultural en los procesos de crecimiento internacional de la empresa con el objeto de sistematizar los tópicos ya abordados, los paradigmas dominantes y las conclusiones alcanzadas. Ello ha permitido, asimismo, identificar lagunas, así como resultados contradictorios y evidencias no concluyentes, apuntando a la necesidad de nuevas líneas de investigación al respecto. Para ello se ha llevado a cabo una revisión sistemática de los 171 trabajos publicados en las 26 revistas científicas internacionales de mayor impacto tanto en el ámbito general del management como en el campo específico de la gestión internacional. El periodo objeto de revisión es 2006-2011.

  4. La Cláusula de Hardship en la contratación internacional.

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    Ana Cecilia Zapata

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Las cláusulas de Hardship en los contratos internacionales, son un mecanismo de adaptación del contrato, creado por los usos y las costumbres en el comercio a nivel internacional. La finalidad de este tipo de cláusulas consiste crear las circunstancias necesarias para que el contrato se mantenga a lo largo del tiempo, sin que los cambios imprevistos y repentinos a las condiciones iniciales del contrato lleguen a afectarlo. Así entonces, la aplicación de este tipo de cláusulas, busca la renegociación del contrato aun cuando este se encuentra en etapa de ejecución. El objetivo de esta investigación consiste en hacer un estudio de todos los elementos que conforman la cláusula de Hardship, y en analizar la aplicación de ésta cláusula en el Arbitramento Internacional.

  5. La Cláusula de Hardship en la contratación internacional.

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    Ana María Castro

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Las cláusulas de Hardship en los contratos internacionales, son un mecanismo de adaptación del contrato, creado por los usos y las costumbres en el comercio a nivel internacional. La finalidad de este tipo de cláusulas consiste crear las circunstancias necesarias para que el contrato se mantenga a lo largo del tiempo, sin que los cambios imprevistos y repentinos a las condiciones iniciales del contrato lleguen a afectarlo. Así entonces, la aplicación de este tipo de cláusulas, busca la renegociación del contrato aun cuando este se encuentra en etapa de ejecución. El objetivo de esta investigación consiste en hacer un estudio de todos los elementos que conforman la cláusula de Hardship, y en analizar la aplicación de ésta cláusula en el Arbitramento Internacional.

  6. Paradojas de la migración internacional y el medio ambiente

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    Rodolfo García-Zamora

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se analiza la relación entre migración internacional y degradación ambiental, se estudia el caso de Zacatecas. Se identifican tres paradojas: a factores como la degradación ecológica, la escasez de recursos naturales o la presión del crecimiento poblacional no explican la migración internacional; contrariamente, las causas se encuentran en la insostenibilidad social derivada de las relacione de producción; b merced a la migración, la fuerza de trabajo pasa de ser un recurso natural renovable a uno no renovable, en particular para la dinámica socioeconómica de los lugares de origen, y c la migración puede gestar el empoderamiento de las organizaciones de migrantes en tareas vinculadas a la reversión de la degradación ambiental.

  7. Negociación y documentos preliminares en la contratación internacional

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    Jorge Oviedo Albán

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    Full Text Available Con el fin de establecer la relevancia de los principios de la buena fe y de libertad de formas, la doctrina y la jurisprudencia han establecido ciertas pautas que deben tenerse en cuenta en el proceso de formación del contrato internacional, así, en estas páginas se fija el análisis de las negociaciones preliminares en los contratos internacionales, en particular el estudio de la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Contratos de Compraventa Internacional de Mercaderías, y los Principios de Unidroit sobre los Contratos Comerciales Internacionales, apelando no solo al análisis doctrinal de las disposiciones involucradas, sino también al de los casos relevantes fallados por tribunales estatales y arbitrales

  8. Negociación y documentos preliminares en la contratación internacional

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    Jorge Oviedo Albán

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    Full Text Available Con el fin de establecer la relevancia de los principios de la buena fe y de libertad de formas, la doctrina y la jurisprudencia han establecido ciertas pautas que deben tenerse en cuenta en el proceso de formación del contrato internacional, así, en estas páginas se fija el análisis de las negociaciones preliminares en los contratos internacionales, en particular el estudio de la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Contratos de Compraventa Internacional de Mercaderías, y los Principios de Unidroit sobre los Contratos Comerciales Internacionales, apelando no solo al análisis doctrinal de las disposiciones involucradas, sino también al de los casos relevantes fallados por tribunales estatales y arbitrales.

  9. La política internacional de acceso a los recursos genéticos

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    Martha Isabel Gómez Lee

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    Full Text Available La biodiversidad es un asunto político. ¿Por qué es importante el acceso e intercambio de los recursos genéticos, y cómo se relaciona con las controversias sobre propiedad intelectual y con las negociaciones ambientales y comerciales en el ámbito internacional? La respuesta a estos interrogantes pone en evidencia un conjunto de reglas, interrelaciones internacionales y nuevos actores que de- finen la política internacional de acceso a los recursos genéticos. El Convenio sobre Diversidad Biológica establece que la diversidad biológica está sometida a la soberanía nacional. ¿El acceso estará determinado por un sistema multilateral o por acuerdos bilaterales?

  10. GESTÃO INTERNACIONAL DE PESSOAS: CONSIDERAÇÕES A PARTIR DO AJUSTAMENTO INTERNACIONAL DE EXPATRIADOS NA CHINA E ESPANHA

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    Flavia Luciane Scherer

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    Full Text Available O ajustamento internacional do expatriado é considerado fator preponderante ao desenvolvimento das atividades internacionais da empresa e é definido por Ali (2003 como o grau de conforto do trabalhador no país hospedeiro. O objetivo deste artigo foi avaliar como ocorreu o processo de ajustamento internacional de expatriados brasileiros na China e na Espanha, considerando os dois níveis de análise propostos no modelo de Black, Mendenhall e Oddou (1991: ajustamento antecipado (antes da mudança para o exterior e ajustamento no país hospedeiro. Foi realizado um estudo exploratório de natureza qualitativa com dez expatriados brasileiros: cinco residentes na Espanha e cinco na China. Dentre as principais constatações, percebeu-se a ausência do preparo prévio à expatriação por parte da equipe de Gestão de Pessoas e verificou-se que a diferença psíquica influencia negativamente o ajustamento, mas a avidez a desafios e a mentalidade global do executivo apaziguariam esse fator.

  11. Proyección internacional y estabilidad regional el caso de Brasil y el Mercosur en la política internacional

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    Gabriel Orozco Restrepo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se centrará en comprender y exponer la importancia que ha tenido en el juego de la política internacional un actor como Brasil y su fuerza centrípeta para consolidar un bloque regional que le sirviera como base de su proyección hacia el exterior. Igualmente, se muestra que la consolidación de su imagen y del papel como potencia global ha respondido a la necesidad de impulsar una fuerza que está más allá del ámbito de integración regional. Se brinda evidencia empírica para demostrar que esta última ha tenido una incidencia positiva en la seguridad económica y en la estabilidad política de la región del mercosur y que su convergencia genera, una mayor proyección internacional de Brasil, así como un impulso integracionista en la región suramericana con el proyecto de unasur.

  12. La negociación comercial internacional, una expresión de la identidad cultural : estudio de casos colombianos

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    Alayón Domínguez, Liliana

    2009-01-01

    El estudio explora los elementos de identidad cultural colombiana asociados con la negociación comercial internacional y su adaptabilidad cultural en los países objeto de negociaciones internacionales. Tras una posible respuesta, identifica la percepción de 11 negociadores comerciales internacionales de origen colombiano, reconocidos en el medio internacional por las repercusiones de su participación en estas actividades. Para indagar acerca del tema en cuestión,...

  13. Actualidad y proyecciones de la maternidad subrogada en el derecho internacional privado argentino

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    Brodsky, Jonathan M.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La maternidad subrogada, y en general las técnicas de reproducción humana asistida, son hoy una realidad de la que el derecho interno e internacional no pueden desentenderse. El silencio en la materia de la normativa argentina es insostenible, mas el Proyecto de Código Civil y Comercial de la Nación acierta en hacerse cargo de regular la gestación por sustitución, tanto a nivel interno como en la sección dedicada especialmente al derecho internacional privado. Tras una sucinta evaluación de la (inconveniencia de admitir legislativamente la institución, el presente trabajo se centrará en los requisitos de procedencia exigidos para dicha práctica en el Código proyectado (porque son de orden público internacional, así como en los criterios de atribución de jurisdicción y ley aplicable en la especie, y el reconocimiento de la filiación habiendo nacido el hijo, a través de la maternidad por otro, en un país extranjero (y cuya ley lo permite. Finalmente, se abordará el juego del orden público internacional con el principio del interés superior del niño, y se examinará la aplicación analógica de las soluciones propuestas ante supuestos que se pudieran plantear en la actualidad, frente al actual vacío normativo.

  14. Breve comentario a la Ley 50/2007 de adopción internacional

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    Paula Paradela Areán

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La Ley 54/2007 se propone, de un modo ambicioso, regular la adopcióninternacional respondiendo a las especiales necesidades que derivan de este fenómeno. El presente comentario se centra en las soluciones otorgadas por la ley a las cuestiones de competencia judicial internacional, ley aplicable y reconocimiento de adopciones constituidas en el extranjero, analizando las novedades que aporta y las soluciones que de ellas se derivan.

  15. Conflitos armados e a agenda internacional: a questão da mulher

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    Iazana Matuella

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    Full Text Available A violência contra a mulher é um debate antigo e possui reivindicações de mulheres, de forma organizada, há mais de um século. Porém, sua introdução como importante tema na agenda internacional foi recente e dependeu de um grande esforço de grupos de mulheres. Assim, esse artigo pretende analisar como os movimentos de mulheres, desde 1945, com a criação da Organização das Nações Unidas, influenciaram a incorporação da problemática da violência contra a mulher, principalmente em períodos de conflitos armados, pelo sistema internacional de proteção da pessoa humana, bem como a observância dessas diretrizes pelos Estados e Organizações Internacionais. O argumento aqui apresentado é que apenas a partir da década de 1990, com as Transnational Advocacy Networks (TANs efetivadas e pela consideração dos Direitos das Mulheres como um Direito Humano fundamental, foi que a temática recebeu a valoração que merecia na agenda internacional. Esse impacto escoou também para o âmbito dos conflitos armados, onde as mulheres são as mais impactadas e vulnerabilizadas. Portanto, diversas normas foram criadas a fim de eliminar a violência de gênero, e conclui-se que a principal falha se mantém na inobservância dessas diretrizes, tanto a nível estatal como internacional.

  16. EL PROYECTO DE LA OLIMPIADA POPULAR DE BARCELONA (1936, ENTRE COMUNISMO INTERNACIONAL Y REPUBLICANISMO REGIONAL

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    André Gounot

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Los archivos del KOMINTERN en el Centro Ruso de Conservación y Estudio de los Documentos sobre la Historia Contemporánea (CRCRHC de Moscú, recientemente abiertos para el estudio científico, nos ofrecen fuentes documentales fundamentales para entender el desarrollo de la Internacional Deportiva Roja (IDR como una de las organizaciones auxiliares del citado KOMINTERN. Las referidas fuentes documentales han aportado nuevas informaciones y datos sobre la creación en España en 1931, con el establecimiento de la 2ª República, de la Federación Cultural y Deportiva Obrera (FCDO, organización que en 1934 se adhiere a la Internacional Deportiva Roja (IDR, siendo el embrión del nacimiento del Comité Catalán pro Deporte Popular que presentaría el proyecto de la Olimpiada Popular de Barcelona de 1936 como alternativa a la Olimpiada de Berlín de 1936 de Hitler. Por otra parte la Internacional Deportiva Roja (IDR creó a finales de 1935 el Comité Internacional para la defensa de la Idea Olímpica, cuyo objetivo era coordinar los movimientos de oposición a los Juegos de Berlín. También la propia Federación Cultural y Deportiva Obrera (FDCO fundó en 1936 el Comité Español de Defensa del Espíritu Olímpico con este mismo fin. La Olimpiada Popular de Barcelona de 1936 permitió entre otras cosas expresar la nueva alianza entre Comunismo y Olimpismo, construida con discursos contradictorios apoyándose en el universalismo, la paz y la igualdad de razas.

  17. Democracia cosmopolita versus política internacional Cosmopolitan democracy versus international politics

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    Rafael Duarte Villa

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é mostrar os pontos de tensão, as hipóteses fortes e as teses otimistas e/ou pessimistas que perpassam os vínculos entre o modelo westphaliano internacional de soberania, a democratização do sistema internacional e a sociedade civil internacional. O artigo contém quatro partes: na primeira, recupera-se a discussão clássica sobre democracia e relações internacionais; na segunda, trata-se das relações entre globalização e democracia; na terceira, as tensões entre democracia (transnacional e as novas noções de representação; finalmente, mostram-se os pontos críticos da visão celebratória da sociedade civil internacional pregada pelas teorias cosmopolitas da democracia.This paper intends to show the points of tension, strong hypothesis, and optimistic and/or pessimistic thesis which go through the connections between the Westphalian international model of sovereignty, the democratization of the international system, and the international civil society. This article has four parts. First, we review the classical debate about democratization and international relations. Second, we address the relations between globalization and democracy. The third part is dedicated to the tensions between transnational democracy and new notions of representation. Finally, we pin-point the critical aspects of the celebratory vision of the international civil society, as advocated by the cosmopolitan theories of democracy.

  18. El mensaje de conservacion de las instalaciones restauradas del Instituto Internacional de Dasonomia Tropical

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    Ariel Lugo; J. Rullan

    2015-01-01

    Durante un periodo de aproximadamente 20 años, el Instituto Internacional de Dasonomía Tropical y sus colaboradores desarrollaron e implementaron un plan de instalaciones que abarcaba tanto las instalaciones nuevas, como las restauradas. Entre las instalaciones restauradas, el edificio histórico de la sede institucional recibió una Certificación Dorada por Liderazgo en...

  19. La globalización y la gestión financiera internacional

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    Carlos Eduardo Martínez Fajardo

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo constituye una reflexión acerca de la incidencia del proceso de globalización en la evolución reciente de las finanzas internacionales y en la expansión apoyada en la mayor capacidad de gestión de las empresas multinacionales. Dicho proceso se analiza de acuerdo con las pautas derivadas del reordenamiento de la estructura mundial de poder y su incidencia en el sistema financiero internacional.

  20. El principio de cooperacion entre los estados y el Fondo Monetario Internacional

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    Miguel De la Lama Eggerstedt

    1984-12-01

    Full Text Available A diferencia del Derecho Internacional clásico que se limitaba a señalar como su objeto fundamentalel mantenimiento de la paz y la seguridad internacionales, el Derecho Internacional contemporáneo enfatiza que el logro de dicho objeto implica el crecimiento económico. Así el Principio de Igualdad Soberana de los Estados es limitado a su acepción de igualdad jurídica, mientras se reconocela desigualdad económica y social existente, y se establecen normas en favor de la categoría especial de "países en desarrollo". Al Principio de Proscripción del uso de la fuerza o de la amenaza del uso de ésta, se añade el Principio de Cooperación que obliga a los Estados a colaborar entre sí para lograr el crecimiento económico, particularmente, de los países en desarrollo. El autor propone el estudio de la vigencia del Principio de Cooperación en la esfera monetaria internacional. Para ello estudia tres aspectos del Fondo Monetario Internacional que han sido especialmente criticados por los países en desarrollo: La distribución del poder votante: la escasa ligazón entre la creación y distribución de Derechos Especiales de Giro y el desarrollo: y la condicionalidad en la utilización de los recursos del Fondo.

  1. Aproximación crítica al Fondo Monetario Internacional

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    ROMERO PÉREZ , Xiomara Lorena

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo busca presentar la organización y el funcionamiento del Fondo Monetario Internacional, así como la posible incidencia de este Organismo en la crisis económica actual que lo conducirán, probablemente, a replantear el principio de condicionalidad que rige sus políticas de otorgamiento de crédito a los países miembros

  2. Competitividad de la administración de las aduanas en el marco del comercio internacional

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    Zamora Torres, América Ivonne; Navarro Chávez, José César Lenin

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    El paso por aduanas es un acto obligado para todos aquellos agentes que buscan participar en el comercio exterior. No obstante, el despacho aduanero y todos los actos aduaneros pueden ser procesos desalentadores para quienes incursionan en nuevos mercados. Por lo tanto, resulta fundamental que las aduanas funjan como facilitadores del proceso comercial brindando seguridad y garantizando la entrega oportuna de las mercancías y la reducción de costos del comercio internacional. Ello conlleva la...

  3. Sociedade internacional e governança global International society and global governance

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    Andrew Hurrell

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available A visão pluralista clássica da ordem internacional - fundada no reconhecimento mútuo da soberania nacional - vem sendo colocada em xeque pela ampliação da agenda normativa internacional. O artigo vê com certo ceticismo, no entanto, as tentativas de combinar essas preocupações normativas mais ambiciosas (proteção ao meio ambiente, direitos humanos com a demanda de cumprimento obrigatório das normas internacionais. Examinam-se os obstáculos que se encontram no caminho desse "solidarismo coercitivo" e argumenta-se que um consenso procedimental, em âmbito internacional, deve preceder um consenso substantivo sobre valores.The classical pluralist view of the international order is being challenged by the expanding international normative agenda. Nevertheless, the efforts towards combining those more ambitious normative concerns (environment protection, human rights with the demand for the enforcement of international norms are regarded with skepticism. The obstacles against this coercive solidarism are examined and the precedence of a procedural consensus over a substantive one is argued for.

  4. Reseña del Primer Encuentro Internacional de Institutos de Medicina Tropical 2013

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    Jorge O Alarcón

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available El Primer Encuentro Internacional de Institutos de Medicina Tropical, llevado a cabo en Lima, fue la actividad principal del cincuentenario de la fundación del Instituto de Medicina Tropical Daniel A. Carrión (1963-2013, de la Facultad de Medicina de la UNMSM. Participaron en su organización las principales instituciones científicas del país relacionadas a la investigación y atención de los problemas de salud que afectan a las regiones tropicales y subtropicales. Asistieron alrededor de mil personas. Los temas tratados fueron salud infantil en los trópicos, salud internacional, VIH/sida, dengue, malaria, leishmaniosis, tuberculosis, enfermedad de Carrión y enfermedades emergentes y reemergentes. Los representantes de los nueve institutos de Medicina Tropical de la región, asistentes al evento, suscribieron una declaración, en la que acordaron, entre otros puntos, promover en sus países las recomendaciones adoptadas en la Asamblea Mundial de la Salud y Organización Panamericana de la Salud en relación a enfermedades desatendidas, investigación en salud y recursos humanos en salud; desarrollar programas de posgrado regionales en medicina tropical, epidemiología y salud pública; articular las acciones de este encuentro con otras iniciativas regionales y subregionales, y realizar el Segundo Encuentro Internacional de Institutos de Medicina Tropical en dos años.

  5. Una aproximación al crimen internacional de agresión

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    José Manuel Díaz Soto

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo expone el desarrollo del crimen de agresión en el ámbito del derecho internacional, partiendo desde sus antecedentes hasta llegar a la definición alcanzada en la ciudad de Kampala, Uganda, durante la primera Conferencia de Revisión del Estatuto de la Corte Penal Internacional, el 11 de junio de 2010. Seguidamente, de una manera detallada analiza el régimen jurídico que rodea al crimen de agresión, su naturaleza jurídica, su concordancia con los principios de legalidad y complementariedad, el tipo objetivo descrito, el umbral de gravedad y antijuridicidad del acto de agresión como fundamento de la responsabilidad penal individual, el elemento subjetivo o mens rea del crimen, la figura de la tentativa, también los mecanismos de activación de la jurisdicción de la CPI. Complementariamente, este trabajo analiza las implicaciones que tiene el consenso alcanzado en Kampala a través de la Resolución RC/Res. 6, instrumento que representa un avance significativo para el crimen de agresión en el derecho internacional aunque ha sido objeto de diversas críticas. Partiendo de este escenario, el autor toma posición con la finalidad de encontrar una aplicación correcta de la norma en el ordenamiento jurídico colombiano.

  6. Los Servicios de Inteligencia ante los retos de la Comunidad Internacional

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    Torres Muro, Federico

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El título de mi contribución a este número de la revista Arbor, «Los Servicios de inteligencia ante los retos de la comunidad internacional", posiblemente debería completarse con la frase, para las que aquéllos deben tener respuesta. Me explico. Es obvio que la comunidad internacional tiene que afrontar retos como el hambre, la pobreza, el cambio climático, que no menciono en mi artículo ya que no entran dentro del ámbito de actuación de los servicios de inteligencia, aunque ningún analista cualificado los ignoraría. No obstante, he creído conveniente centrar mi descripción, necesariamente sucinta, del panorama actual de las relaciones internacionales en aquellos factores que entiendo afectan directamente a la seguridad internacional y, por tanto, a la tarea de los servicios de inteligencia.

  7. Competitividad de la administración de las aduanas en el marco del comercio internacional

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    América Ivonne Zamora Torres

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El paso por aduanas es un acto obligado para todos aquellos agentes que buscan participar en el comercio exterior. No obstante, el despacho aduanero y todos los actos aduaneros pueden ser procesos desalentadores para quienes incursionan en nuevos mercados. Por lo tanto, resulta fundamental que las aduanas funjan como facilitadores del proceso comercial brindando seguridad y garantizando la entrega oportuna de las mercancías y la reducción de costos del comercio internacional. Ello conlleva la optimización de la logística internacional y la ventaja competitiva de las empresas y naciones en la cadena de valor global (Shujie & Zhao, 2009. Este trabajo evalúa, a través del análisis de componentes principales, la competitividad de las aduanas en el marco del comercio internacional. Para ello, se consideraron las variables más importantes que inciden en la competitividad de las aduanas en veintinueve países. Los resultados se muestran a través del indicador denominado índice de competitividad de las aduanas y señalan que los países más competitivos en materia aduanal —de acuerdo con las variables analizadas y en orden descendente— son Panamá seguido de China, India, Alemania, Corea, Suecia, Singapur, Turquía, Tailandia y Chile.

  8. Friedrich Karl Von Savigny e o direito internacional privado: vigência de sua doutrina

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    Roberto Ruíz Díaz Labrano

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available De certo, o Direito Internacional Privado posterior a Savigny poderá encontrar ou desenvolver novas correntes, mas será impossível furtar-se dos princípios fundamentais que ele deixou. Grande parte da estrutura de pensamento doutrinária e dos fundamentos gerais da disciplina na atualidade encontram raiz em seus escritos e formulações. O presente estudo busca, inicialmente, resgatar o contexto sócio-cultural do autor, analisando sua vida e obra, e, também, o ambiente jurídico de sua época. Em um segundo momento, faz-se uma análise da escola histórica de direito e da contribuição de Savigny ao direito internacional privado através das novas perspectivas que desenvolveu como, por exemplo, aquelas que justificam teoricamente a aplicação do direito estrangeiro. Conclui-se a pesquisa, finalmente, com breve tentativa de determinar o legado deixado por esse grande doutrinador ao Direito Internacional Privado.

  9. Dysphagia management: a survey of school-based speech-language pathologists in Vermont.

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    Hutchins, Tiffany L; Gerety, Katherine W; Mulligan, Moira

    2011-04-01

    This study (a) gathered information about the kinds of dysphagia management services school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) provide, (b) examined the attitudes of SLPs related to dysphagia management, (c) compared the responses of SLPs on the basis of their experience working in a medical setting, and (d) investigated the relationship between SLPs' training and their confidence to provide dysphagia services. Fifty-two school-based SLPs practicing in Vermont responded to a survey designed to gather information on the variables of interest. Respondents reported a low incidence of students requiring dysphagia services and SLPs providing a wide range of dysphagia services. Results indicated variability in attitudes related to dysphagia management, but trends were also evident. Chief among them were SLPs' low levels of confidence to provide dysphagia services and the need for additional training in dysphagia management. SLPs who had experience in a medical setting reported greater confidence to evaluate and treat students with dysphagia compared to those without experience in a medical setting. Relationships between a variety of previous training experiences and confidence to treat dysphagia were also revealed. This study expanded previous research in this area. Factors accounting for our results, limitations, directions for future research, and implications for practice are discussed.

  10. Community Energy Systems and the Law of Public Utilities. Volume Forty-seven. Vermont

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    Feurer, D.A.; Weaver, C.L.

    1981-01-01

    A detailed description is presented of the laws and programs of the State of Vermont governing the regulation of public energy utilities, the siting of energy generating and transmission facilities, the municipal franchising of public energy utilities, and the prescription of rates to be charged by utilities including attendant problems of cost allocations, rate base and operating expense determinations, and rate of return allowances. These laws and programs are analyzed to identify impediments which they may present to the implementation of Integrated Community Energy Systems (ICES). This report is one of fifty-one separate volumes which describe such regulatory programs at the Federal level and in each state as background to the report entitled Community Energy Systems and the Law of Public Utilities - Volume One: An Overview. This report also contains a summary of a strategy described in Volume One - An Overview for overcoming these impediments by working within the existing regulatory framework and by making changes in the regulatory programs to enhance the likelihood of ICES implementation.

  11. Cost Effectiveness of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013 for the State of Vermont

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    Hart, Philip R. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Athalye, Rahul A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Xie, YuLong [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Zhuge, Jing Wei [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Halverson, Mark A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Loper, Susan A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Rosenberg, Michael I. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Richman, Eric E. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

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    Moving to the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013 (ASHRAE 2013) edition from Standard 90.1-2010 (ASHRAE 2010) is cost-effective for the State of Vermont. The table below shows the state-wide economic impact of upgrading to Standard 90.1-2013 in terms of the annual energy cost savings in dollars per square foot, additional construction cost per square foot required by the upgrade, and life-cycle cost (LCC) per square foot. These results are weighted averages for all building types in all climate zones in the state, based on weightings shown in Table 4. The methodology used for this analysis is consistent with the methodology used in the national cost-effectiveness analysis. Additional results and details on the methodology are presented in the following sections. The report provides analysis of two LCC scenarios: Scenario 1, representing publicly-owned buildings, considers initial costs, energy costs, maintenance costs, and replacement costs—without borrowing or taxes. Scenario 2, representing privately-owned buildings, adds borrowing costs and tax impacts.

  12. Assessing bad debt in New Hampshire and Vermont office-based practices.

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    Weiner, S J

    1993-12-01

    Bad debt is one measure of the cost of medical indigence on health care institutions. This two-part study identifies a methodology for and presents findings from measuring bad debt in a collection of office-based practices. In Part I of the study, data were gathered on site from 26 practices in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, after first conducting a survey of bad debt losses at these offices. Survey findings were compared to on-site findings and it was determined that only the practices with computerized record-keeping systems were able to supply accurate data by survey alone. In Part II, 71 randomly chosen computerized practices in New Hampshire and Vermont (identified in a screen of 275 practices) were surveyed on bad debt. The practices from Part II wrote off an average of $23,115 per physician in 1990 from bad debt in a region in which primary care physician income averages approximately $70,000. The author calculates that bad debt losses are greater than either Medicare or Medicaid losses. Uninsured patients account for 21.6% of office visits but 45% of practice write-offs. Bad debt accounts for a 16% loss from total earnings from regular office visits. Office-based practices in this study are shouldering a significant portion of the cost of care of their uninsured and underinsured patients.

  13. 2D-resistivity surveys of deteriorating historic stonework in Oxford, UK

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    Sass, O.; Viles, H. A.

    2009-04-01

    Historic stonework deteriorates in often very complex ways and despite many years of research on the topic, we are still a long way from being able to predict its occurrence and severity. As most deterioration processes involve water, techniques which provide a better picture of the moisture contents and fluctuations within stonework are very valuable in attempts to improve understanding. 2D resistivity methods can provide useful information about moisture distributions within porous historic stonework. We report on a series of experiments on historic walls within the centre of Oxford, UK, which illustrate varying degrees of deterioration including catastrophic decay. Using medical electrodes we have been able to carry out non-invasive and non-destructive 2D resistivity surveys to study the distribution and amount of water stored in deteriorating limestone walls. Fifteen vertical profiles, each 2-2.5 m in length, have been monitored at five sites. Furthermore, simulated driving rain experiments have been carried out at two sites. The data indicate the diversity and complexity of moisture distributions within these walls. Replacement stone patches show consistently higher moisture conditions than the surrounding stone. Some profiles show wetter sections towards the base of the wall, usually where a plinth is absent. Conversely, hard stone plinths obviously reduce capillary rise from ground water. However, at several sites we noticed a wetter zone immediately above the top of the plinth which often correlates with the occurrence of catastrophic decay - indicating that the plinth may encourage concentration of decay. Most profiles indicate the presence of wetter patches 5-10cm behind the wall face under blackened crusts. Such patches of heightened absolute moisture contents could play a very important role in encouraging catastrophic decay. Severely decayed sections of profiles often exhibit wetter near-surface conditions than surrounding stonework, whilst areas with

  14. Assessing the performance of the Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION

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    T. Laver

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT MinION is a new sequencing technology that potentially offers read lengths of tens of kilobases (kb limited only by the length of DNA molecules presented to it. The device has a low capital cost, is by far the most portable DNA sequencer available, and can produce data in real-time. It has numerous prospective applications including improving genome sequence assemblies and resolution of repeat-rich regions. Before such a technology is widely adopted, it is important to assess its performance and limitations in respect of throughput and accuracy. In this study we assessed the performance of the MinION by re-sequencing three bacterial genomes, with very different nucleotide compositions ranging from 28.6% to 70.7%; the high G + C strain was underrepresented in the sequencing reads. We estimate the error rate of the MinION (after base calling to be 38.2%. Mean and median read lengths were 2 kb and 1 kb respectively, while the longest single read was 98 kb. The whole length of a 5 kb rRNA operon was covered by a single read. As the first nanopore-based single molecule sequencer available to researchers, the MinION is an exciting prospect; however, the current error rate limits its ability to compete with existing sequencing technologies, though we do show that MinION sequence reads can enhance contiguity of de novo assembly when used in conjunction with Illumina MiSeq data.

  15. The Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire for children: responsiveness and longitudinal validity.

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    Morris, Christopher; Doll, Helen; Davies, Neville; Wainwright, Andrew; Theologis, Tim; Willett, Keith; Fitzpatrick, Ray

    2009-12-01

    To evaluate how scores from the Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire change over time and with treatment using both distribution-based and anchor-based approaches. Eighty children aged 5-16 and their parent or career completed questionnaires at orthopaedic or trauma outpatient clinics. They were asked to complete and return a second set of questionnaires again within 2 weeks (retest), and then mailed a third set of questionnaires to complete again after 2 months (follow-up). The follow-up questionnaires included a global rating of change 'transition' item. Child- and parent-reported mean domain scores (Physical, School & Play, and Emotional) were all stable at retest, whereas positive mean changes were observed at follow-up. As we hypothesised, trauma patients had poorer scores than elective patients at baseline, and showed greater improvement at follow-up. For trauma patients, mean changes in per cent scores were large (scores improved between 40 and 56 for the Physical and School & Play domains, and 17 and 21 for Emotional); all effect sizes (ES) were large (>0.8). For elective patients, the mean improvement in per cent scores were more moderate (Physical: child 10, ES = 0.4, parent 11, ES = 0.5; School & Play child 0, ES = 0, parent 9 ES = 0.4; Emotional: child 6, ES = 0.2; parents 8, ES > 0.3). Minimal detectable change (MDC(90)), an indication of measurement error, ranged from 6 to 8. Half the standard deviation of baseline scores ranged from 11 to 18. Minimal important difference could only be calculated for elective patients (9 child and 13 parent ratings), these ranged from 7 to 17. The findings support the responsiveness and longitudinal validity of the scales. Changes in domain scores of, or exceeding, the MDC(90) (6-8) are likely to be beyond measurement error; further work is required to refine the estimate of change that can be considered important.

  16. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Korean version of the Oxford shoulder score.

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    Roh, Young Hak; Noh, Jung Ho; Kim, Woo; Oh, Joo Han; Gong, Hyun Sik; Baek, Goo Hyun

    2012-01-01

    The Oxford shoulder score (OSS) is being used increasingly and has been adapted cross-culturally in some Western countries. On the other hand, there are few validated translations of the OSS in Asian countries. This study translated and adapted cross-culturally the original OSS to produce a Korean version, and assessed the validity and reliability of the Korean version of the OSS (Korean OSS). One hundred and five patients with shoulder pain caused by degenerative or inflammatory disorders completed the Korean OSS and Korean disability of arm, shoulder and hand (DASH). In addition, the pain score by a visual analog scale (VAS) during activity and at rest, subjective assessment of activities of daily living (ADL), the active range of motion (ROM), and measurements of the abduction strength (strength) were included in the validation process. There were no major linguistic or cultural problems during the forward and backward translations of the MHQ, except for a minor change due to cultural discrepancies in eating such as using a spoon and chopsticks by one dominant hand instead of a knife and fork by two hands. The internal consistency was high (Cronbach's alpha 0.91). The reproducibility test showed no significant difference (Intra-class coefficient 0.95). The construct validity, which was tested by the Pearson correlation coefficient revealed a strong correlation (r > 0.6) between the Korean OSS against subscale of DASH disability/symptom, DASH work and ADL, as well as a moderate correlation (0.3 music, strength, ROM, pain during activity and pain at rest. The Korean OSS proved to be valid by demonstrating a significant correlation with the patient-based upper extremity questionnaire and clinical assessment. The application and evaluation of the instrument is feasible and understandable among patients in Korea.

  17. El nacimiento de la acreditación internacional The birth of international accreditation

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    Claudio Rama

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza los ejes de la acreditación internacional y sus modalidades dominantes a escala global en tanto expresión de la globalización e internacionalización de la educación superior. Se focaliza en las características de los procesos de evaluación y acreditación en la región, y en la complejización de la educación superior, analizándose las causas por las cuales se tiende a introducir la acreditación internacional en la región y como las características de los sistemas nacionales y subregionales de evaluación y acreditación determinan un proceso diferenciado de la acreditación internacional en la región. El artículo detalla los distintos ejes sobre los cuales se está construyendo la acreditación internacional en la región. El artículo concibe una tendencia a la acreditación internacional en América Latina sobre la base de una diversidad de modalidades de mercado, académicas y gubernamentales en el marco de una lenta construcción de regulaciones internacionales en la cual está inserta la educación superior y que está siendo confrontada por diversos tipos de respuestas de apertura, control y de protección.This article discusses the main guidelines and global trends for international accreditation as it views this process as an expression of globalization and internationalization of higher education. It focuses on the characteristics of these new processes of evaluation and accreditation in the region. As part of the growing complexity of higher education, it explores the reasons why accreditation was introduced in the region, and how the peculiarities of national systems and sub-regional evaluation and accreditation processes determine the differential in the international accreditation in the region. The article details the various axes on which accreditation is being built in the region. The article sees a trend towards international accreditation in Latin America based on a variety of market

  18. Rasch analysis of the Dutch version of the Oxford elbow score

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    Full Text Available Jeroen de Haan1, Niels Schep2, Wim Tuinebreijer2, Peter Patka2, Dennis den Hartog21Department of Surgery and Traumatology, Westfriesgasthuis, Hoorn, the Netherlands; 2Department of Surgery and Traumatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the NetherlandsBackground: The Oxford elbow score (OES is a patient-rated, 12-item questionnaire that measures quality of life in relation to elbow disorders. This English questionnaire has been proven to be a reliable and valid instrument. Recently, the OES has been translated into Dutch and examined for its reliability, validity, and responsiveness in a group of Dutch patients with elbow pathology. The aim of this study was to analyze the Dutch version of the OES (OES-DV in combination with Rasch analysis or the one-parameter item response theory to examine the structure of the questionnaire.Methods: The OES-DV was administered to 103 patients (68 female, 35 male. The mean age of the patients was 44.3 ± 14.7 (range 15–75 years. Rasch analysis was performed using the Winsteps® Rasch Measurement Version 3.70.1.1 and a rating scale parameterization.Results: The person separation index, which is a measure of person reliability, was excellent (2.30. All the items of the OES had a reasonable mean square infit or outfit value between 0.6 and 1.7. The threshold of items were ordered, so the categories can function as intended. Principal component analysis of the residuals partly confirmed the multidimensionality of the English version of the OES. The OES distinguished 3.4 strata, which indicates that about three ranges can be differentiated.Conclusion: Rasch analysis of the OES-DV showed that the data fit to the stringent Rasch model. The multidimensionality of the English version of the OES was partly confirmed, and the four items of the function and three items of the pain domain were recognized as separate domains. The category rating scale of the OES-DV works well. The OES can

  19. The reliability, validity and responsiveness of the Dutch version of the Oxford elbow score

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Oxford elbow score (OES is an English questionnaire that measures the patients' subjective experience of elbow surgery. The OES comprises three domains: elbow function, pain, and social-psychological effects. This questionnaire can be completed by the patient and used as an outcome measure after elbow surgery. The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate the Dutch version of the translated OES for reliability, validity and responsiveness with respect to patients after elbow trauma and surgery. Methods The 12 items of the English-language OES were translated into Dutch and then back-translated; the back-translated questionnaire was then compared to the original English version. The OES Dutch version was completed by 69 patients (group A, 60 of whom had an elbow luxation, four an elbow fracture and five an epicondylitis. QuickDASH, the visual analogue pain scale (VAS and the Mayo Elbow Performance Index (MEPI were also completed to examine the convergent validity of the OES in group A. To calculate the test-retest reliability and responsiveness of the OES, this questionnaire was completed three times by 43 different patients (group B. An average of 52 days elapsed between therapy and the administration of the third OES (SD = 24.1. Results The Cronbach's α coefficients for the function, pain and social-psychological domains were 0.90, 0.87 and 0.90, respectively. The intra-class correlation coefficients for the domains were 0.87 for function, 0.89 for pain and 0.87 for social-psychological. The standardised response means for the domains were 0.69, 0.46 and 0.60, respectively, and the minimal detectable changes were 27.6, 21.7 and 24.0, respectively. The convergent validity for the function, pain and social-psychological domains, which were measured as the Spearman's correlation of the OES domains with the MEPI, were 0.68, 0.77 and 0.77, respectively. The Spearman's correlations of the OES domains with QuickDASH were

  20. A Modern Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Oxford Master Series in Physics)

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    Straumann, N [Universitaet Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2005-06-21

    This new book on quantum field theory by Michele Maggiore fits well into the Oxford Master Series in Physics, which is designed for final year undergraduate and beginning graduate students in physics. It is based on the teaching experience of the author with students in the fourth year at the University of Geneva. In this sense it is a two-semester course book for students exposed to quantum field theory for the first time. Maggiore gives, on slightly less than 300 pages, a balanced introduction to a vast field of twentieth century physics that will help students going on to study more advanced and specialized courses. Beside applications to many processes in particle physics that can also be found in many other textbooks, the author emphasizes conceptual, structural and methodological aspects of quantum field theory. After an introductory chapter, the group theoretical tools required to implement Lorentz invariance in quantum field theory are developed on 30 pages. Chapter 3 is devoted to classical field theory, emphasizing symmetries and conservation laws. The quantization of free fields in the next chapter follows traditional lines. Here one may miss a section describing the mathematical structure of the Fock space. It is also not said that in infinite dimensions von Neumann's uniqueness theorem for the representations of the canonical commutation relations no longer holds. The operations C, P, T are carefully discussed. In the relatively long chapter 5, perturbation theory and renormalization are developed. In this context the author discusses the modern view on renormalizability, and also emphasizes in a separate section the seriousness of the cosmological constant problem in quantum field theory. The next three chapters provide applications of the theory, especially to quantum electrodynamics and the low-energy limit of the electroweak theory. Chapters 9, 10, and 11 are meant as a bridge to more advanced courses. In these, path integral quantization, non

  1. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 27 (ANDOTH00290027) on Town Highway 29, crossing Middle Branch Williams River, Andover, Vermont

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    Burns, Ronda L.; Wild, Emily C.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure ANDOTH00290027 on Town Highway 29 crossing the Middle Branch Williams River, Andover, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D. The site is in the Green Mountain section of the New England physiographic province in central Vermont. The 12.7-mi2 drainage area is in a predominantly rural and forested basin. In the vicinity of the study site, the surface cover is pasture on the left bank upstream of the bridge while the immediate bank has woody vegetation. The surface cover on the upstream right bank is forest. Downstream of the bridge the left bank is pasture and the right bank has woody vegetation. In the study area, the Middle Branch Williams River has an incised, straight channel with a slope of approximately 0.009 ft/ft, an average channel top width of 63 ft and an average bank height of 5 ft. The channel bed material ranges from sand to cobble with a median grain size (D50) of 64.7 mm (0.212 ft). The geomorphic assessment at the time of the Level I and Level II site visit on September 10, 1996, indicated that the reach was stable. The Town Highway 29 crossing of the Middle Branch Williams River is a 34-ft-long, two-

  2. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 35 (BETHTH00190035) on Town Highway 19, crossing Gilead Brook, Bethel, Vermont

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    Olson, Scott A.; Song, Donald L.

    1996-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure BETHTH00190035 on town highway 19 crossing Gilead Brook, Bethel, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). A Level I study is included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I study provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge available from VTAOT files was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and can be found in Appendix D. The site is in the Green Mountain physiographic province of central Vermont in the town of Bethel. The 6.40-mi2 drainage area is predominantly rural and forested. In the vicinity of the study site, the immediate banks have woody vegetation coverage with pasture beyond. In the study area, Gilead Brook is an incised, sinuous channel with a slope of approximately 0.015 ft/ft, an average channel top width of 31 ft and an average channel depth of 2.5 ft. The predominant channel bed material is gravel and cobble (D50 is 62.5 mm or 0.205 ft). The geomorphic assessment at the time of the Level I and Level II site visit on October 20, 1994, indicated that the reach was stable. The town highway 19 crossing of Gilead Brook is a 30-ft-long, one-lane bridge consisting of one 24-foot steel-beam span with timber deck (Vermont Agency of Transportation, written commun., August 24, 1994). The bridge is supported by vertical, concrete

  3. Translation and validation of the Dutch version of the Oxford 12-item knee questionnaire for knee arthroplasty

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    Haverkamp, Daniël; Breugem, Stefan J. M.; Sierevelt, Inger N.; Blankevoort, Leendert; van Dijk, C. Nick

    2005-01-01

    Background In 1998, the Oxford 12-item knee questionnaire was developed by Dawson et al. as a self-administered disease- and site-specific questionnaire, specifically developed for knee arthroplasty patients. Since then, it has proven to be an effective outcome questionnaire, and is widely used.

  4. 77 FR 65856 - Foreign-Trade Subzone 93G-Oxford, NC; Notification of Proposed Production Activity Revlon...

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    ... Activity Revlon Consumer Products Corporation (Cosmetics and Personal Care Products) Revlon Consumer... activity for its facility in Oxford, North Carolina. The notification conforming to the requirements of the...., Washington, DC 20230-0002, and in the ``Reading Room'' section of the Board's Web site, which is accessible...

  5. 77 FR 59639 - Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Bear Lake County, ID and Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS-R1-R-2012-N095; 1265-0000-10137-S3] Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Bear Lake County, ID and Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area... comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for the Bear Lake National Wildlife...

  6. 19th Biennial International Nineteenth-Century Music Conference, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, 11.-13. 7. 2016

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    2016-01-01

    Roč. 53, 2-3 (2016), s. 300-301 ISSN 0018-7003. [19th Biennial International Nineteenth-Century Music Conference. Oxford, 11.07.2016-13.07.2016] Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : music ological conference * nineteenth-century music * Antonin Dvorak * opera Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  7. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 9 (BARRUSO3020009) on U.S. Route 302, crossing Jail Branch, Barre, Vermont

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    Olson, Scott A.; Ivanoff, Michael A.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure BARRUS03020009 on U.S. Route 302 crossing Jail Branch, Barre, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D. The site is in the New England Upland section of the New England physiographic province in central Vermont. The 42.8-mi2 drainage area is in a predominantly rural and forested basin. A flood control reservoir with a usable capacity of 525 million cubic feet is located just upstream of the bridge. In the vicinity of the study site, the surface cover left of the channel consists of trees and brush. Right of the channel, the immediate bank is covered by trees and brush while the overbank is grass covered with several buildings. In the study area, Jail Branch has an incised, sinuous channel with a slope of approximately 0.008 ft/ft, an average channel top width of 86 ft and an average channel depth of 5 ft. The channel bed material ranged from gravel to boulder with a median grain size (D50) of 73.5 mm (0.241 ft). The geomorphic assessment at the time of the Level I and Level II site visit on July 17, 1996, indicated that the reach was laterally unstable due to its sinuosity, cut banks, point bars, and extensive bank protection. The U.S. Route 302 crossing of Jail Branch is a 74-ft-long, two-lane bridge consisting of one 72-foot steel-beam span (Vermont Agency of Transportation, written communication, October 13, 1995). The bridge is supported by vertical, concrete

  8. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 23 (CRAFTH00390023) on Town Highway 39, crossing the Black River, Craftsbury, Vermont

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    Boehmler, Erick M.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure CRAFTH00390023 on town highway 39 crossing the Black River, Craftsbury, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). A Level I assessment is included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I assessment provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from VTAOT files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is provided in Appendix D.

  9. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 39 (LOWETH00080039) on Town Highway 8, crossing Potter Brook, Lowell, Vermont

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    Boehmler, Erick M.; Degnan, James R.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure LOWETH00080039 on Town Highway 8 crossing Potter Brook, Lowell, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D. The site is in the Green Mountain section of the New England physiographic province in north-central Vermont. The 4.69-mi2 drainage area is in a predominantly rural and forested basin. In the vicinity of the study site, the surface cover consists of shrub and brushland, except for the left overbank upstream which is forest. In the study area, Potter Brook has a sinuous channel with a slope of approximately 0.004 ft/ft, an average channel top width of 34 feet and an average bank height of 3 ft. The predominant channel bed materials are gravel and sand with a median grain size (D50) of 18.7 mm (0.0613 ft). The geomorphic assessment at the time of the Level I and Level II site visit on June 15, 1995, indicated that the reach was laterally unstable. This assessment of the reach was primarily due to the meandering of the channel with cut-banks and narrow point bars and the fine bank and bed material near the site. The Town Highway 8 crossing of Potter Brook is a 23-ft-long, one-lane bridge consisting of one 21-foot steel-beam span (Vermont Agency of Transportation, written communication, March 7, 1995). The bridge is supported by vertical, concrete abutments with wingwalls. The channel is skewed approximately 20 degrees to the opening while the opening

  10. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 8 (HANCTH00020008) on Town Highway 2, crossing Hancock Branch White River, Hancock, Vermont

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    Boehmler, Erick M.

    1996-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure HANCTH00020008 on town highway 2 crossing the Hancock Branch White River, Hancock, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). A Level I study is included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I study provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from VTAOT files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and can be found in Appendix D.

  11. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 24 (WODSTH00190024) on Town Highway 19, crossing North Bridgewater Brook, Woodstock, Vermont

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    Olson, Scott A.; Song, Donald L.

    1996-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure WODSTH00190024 on Town Highway 19 crossing North Bridgewater Brook, Woodstock, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). A Level I study is included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I study provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge available from VTAOT files was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and can be found in Appendix D.

  12. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 53 (WILMVT01000053) on State Route 100, crossing Cold Brook, Wilmington, Vermont

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    Boehmler, Erick M.

    1997-01-01

    This report provides the results of a detailed Level II analysis of scour potential at structure WILMVT01000053 on State Route 100 crossing Cold Brook, Wilmington, Vermont (figures 1–8). A Level II study is a basic engineering analysis of the site, including a quantitative analysis of stream stability and scour (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1993). Results of a Level I scour investigation also are included in Appendix E of this report. A Level I investigation provides a qualitative geomorphic characterization of the study site. Information on the bridge, gleaned from Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTAOT) files, was compiled prior to conducting Level I and Level II analyses and is found in Appendix D. The site is in the Green Mountain section of the New England physiographic province in south-central Vermont. The 8.38-mi2 drainage area is in a predominantly rural and forested basin. In the vicinity of the study site, the surface cover predominantly is pasture except for the immediate channel banks, which are tree covered. In the study area, Cold Brook has a straight channel with a slope of approximately 0.04 ft/ft, an average channel top width of 63 feet and an average bank height of 9 feet. The channel is constructed with stone fill completely covering both banks for 300 feet upstream of the site. The predominant channel bed materials are gravel and cobbles with a median grain size (D50) of 66.2 mm (0.217 ft). The geomorphic assessment at the time of the Level I and Level II site visit on August 7, 1996, indicated that the reach was constructed. The State Route 100 crossing of Cold Brook is a 23-ft-long, two-lane bridge divided by a median strip consisting of one 20-foot concrete span (Vermont Agency of Transportation, written communication, November 1, 1995). The bridge is supported by vertical, concrete abutments with wingwalls. The channel is not skewed to the opening and the opening-skew-

  13. Global carbon impacts of using forest harvest residues for district heating in Vermont

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    McLain, H.A.

    1998-01-01

    Forests in Vermont are selectively logged periodically to generate wood products and useful energy. Carbon remains stored in the wood products during their lifetime and in fossil fuel displaced by using these products in place of energy-intensive products. Additional carbon is sequestered by new forest growth, and the forest inventory is sustained using this procedure. A significant portion of the harvest residue can be used as biofuel in central plants to generate electricity and thermal energy, which also displaces the use of fossil fuels. The impact of this action on the global carbon balance was analyzed using a model derived from the Graz/Oak Ridge Carbon Accounting Model (GORCAM). The analysis showed that when forests are harvested only to manufacture wood products, more than 100 years are required to match the sequestered carbon present if the forest is left undisturbed. If part of the harvest residue is collected and used as biofuel in place of oil or natural gas, it is possible to reduce this time to about 90 years, but it is usually longer. Given that harvesting the forest for products will continue, carbon emission benefits relative to this practice can start within 10 to 70 years if part of the harvest residue is used as biofuel. This time is usually higher for electric generation plants, but it can be reduced substantially by converting to cogeneration operation. Cogeneration makes possible a ratio of carbon emission reduction for district heating to carbon emission increase for electricity generation in the range of 3 to 5. Additional sequestering benefits can be realized by using discarded wood products as biofuels

  14. Curricular Reform: Systems Modeling and Sustainability in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont

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    Rizzo, D. M.; Hayden, N. J.; Dewoolkar, M.; Neumann, M.; Lathem, S.

    2009-12-01

    Researchers at the University of Vermont were awarded a NSF-sponsored Department Level Reform (DLR) grant to incorporate a systems approach to engineering problem solving within the civil and environmental engineering programs. A systems approach challenges students to consider the environmental, social, and economic aspects within engineering solutions. Likewise, sustainability requires a holistic approach to problem solving that includes economic, social and environmental factors. Our reform has taken a multi-pronged approach in two main areas that include implementing: a) a sequence of three systems courses related to environmental and transportation systems that introduce systems thinking, sustainability, and systems analysis and modeling; and b) service-learning (SL) projects as a means of practicing the systems approach. Our SL projects are good examples of inquiry-based learning that allow students to emphasize research and learning in areas of most interest to them. The SL projects address real-world open-ended problems. Activities that enhance IT and soft skills for students are incorporated throughout the curricula. Likewise, sustainability has been a central piece of the reform. We present examples of sustainability in the SL and modeling projects within the systems courses (e.g., students have used STELLA™ systems modeling software to address the impact of different carbon sequestration strategies on global climate change). Sustainability in SL projects include mentoring home schooled children in biomimicry projects, developing ECHO exhibits and the design of green roofs, bioretention ponds and porous pavement solutions. Assessment includes formative and summative methods involving student surveys and focus groups, faculty interviews and observations, and evaluation of student work.

  15. Impacts of Using Distributed Energy Resources to Reduce Peak Loads in Vermont

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    Ruth, Mark F. [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Lunacek, Monte S. [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Jones, Birk [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2017-11-28

    To help the United States develop a modern electricity grid that provides reliable power from multiple resources as well as resiliency under extreme conditions, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is leading the Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) to help shape the future of the nation's grid. Under the GMI, DOE funded the Vermont Regional Initiative project to provide the technical support and analysis to utilities that need to mitigate possible impacts of increasing renewable generation required by statewide goals. Advanced control of distributed energy resources (DER) can both support higher penetrations of renewable energy by balancing controllable loads to wind and photovoltaic (PV) solar generation and reduce peak demand by shedding noncritical loads. This work focuses on the latter. This document reports on an experiment that evaluated and quantified the potential benefits and impacts of reducing the peak load through demand response (DR) using centrally controllable electric water heaters (EWHs) and batteries on two Green Mountain Power (GMP) feeders. The experiment simulated various hypothetical scenarios that varied the number of controllable EWHs, the amount of distributed PV systems, and the number of distributed residential batteries. The control schemes were designed with several objectives. For the first objective, the primary simulations focused on reducing the load during the independent system operator (ISO) peak when capacity charges were the primary concern. The second objective was to mitigate DR rebound to avoid new peak loads and high ramp rates. The final objective was to minimize customers' discomfort, which is defined by the lack of hot water when it is needed. We performed the simulations using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Integrated Energy System Model (IESM) because it can simulate both electric power distribution feeder and appliance end use performance and it includes the ability to simulate

  16. Concepción normológica de la problemática científica del derecho tributario internacional

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    El Derecho Tributario Internacional se encuentra dentro del horizonte jurídico del Derecho Internacional Privado. Puede hablarse de conflictos de normas en el Derecho Tributario Internacional y de la aplicación de las instituciones propias del Derecho Internacional Privado para su mejor solución. El Derecho extranjero tomado de forma sistémica requiere el tener en cuenta junto al Derecho Civil al Derecho Público, del cual el Derecho Tributario es parte, a efectos de hacer una correcta aplicac...

  17. Cantonese version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS: Validation for stroke survivors in Hong Kong

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Background Stroke-induced cognitive impairments are critical predictors of poor functional outcomes. They adversely affect recovery and reduce independent performance of basic activities of daily living (ADL and instrumental ADL (Zinn et al., 2004. Choices of cognitive assessment tools specific to the Cantonese speaking stroke population in Hong Kong are limited. The Cantonese version of the Western Aphasia Battery (Cantonese-WAB was specifically developed for examining language impairments. The Cantonese version of MMSE (Cantonese-MMSE and Hong Kong Montreal Cognitive Assessment (HK-MoCA, designed to detect cognitive deficits associated with dementia, lacked important measures of writing, neglect, and praxis where impairments were commonly found in stroke. More critically, most tasks in these two screeners required relatively intact auditory comprehension and verbal responses from participants. Presence of aphasia can, therefore, lead to underestimation of cognitive abilities. Aims Extending Chan et al.’s (2013 development of a Cantonese version of the Birmingham Cognitive Screen (BCoS to be used in Hong Kong, our first aim was to validate the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS, built on similar principles to the BCoS test but is shorter (15 minutes and can be used in acute settings, for Cantonese-speaking stroke survivors. This tool, including assessment of aphasia, apraxia, attention, memory, and spatial neglect, was designed to be neglect- and aphasia-friendly by using multi-modal presentation, forced-choice testing procedures, and vertical layouts. The second aim was to determine which cognitive domain(s in HK-OCS would best predict functional outcomes. Procedures Seventy normal individuals were recruited to establish the normative data of HK-OCS. Norm was developed for three age groups (59 years. Direct percentile conversions for each sub-test scores were used and cut-off scores were set at the top 5th percentile. Forty six native Cantonese

  18. A new US-UK diagnostic project: mood elevation and depression in first-year undergraduates at Oxford and Stanford universities.

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    Chandler, R A; Wang, P W; Ketter, T A; Goodwin, G M

    2008-07-01

    To investigate differences in prevalence of mood elevation, distress and depression among first-year undergraduates at Oxford and Stanford universities. An online survey was sent to Oxford and Stanford first-year undergraduate students for two consecutive years in the winter of 2005 and 2006. Students completed a survey that assessed mood symptoms and medication use. Both universities had similar rates of distress by General Health Questionnaire (Oxford - 42.4%; Stanford - 38.3%), depression by Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (Oxford - 6.2%; Stanford - 6.6%), and psychotropic and non-psychotropic medication usage (psychotropic: Oxford - 1.5%; Stanford 3.5%; nonpsychotropic: Oxford - 13.3%; Stanford - 18%). Oxford had higher rates of mood elevation by Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) (Oxford - 4%; Stanford - 1.7%). Oxford and Stanford students have similar rates of mood distress, depression and general medication usage. Students at Oxford have a higher prevalence of MDQ scores that possibly indicate a bipolar disorder, while Stanford students are prescribed more psychotropics.

  19. DIVERSIFICAÇÃO INTERNACIONAL DE MACROCARTEIRAS EM CONTEXTO DE CRISES FINANCEIRAS

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    Carol Thiago Costa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem por objetivo mensurar o grau de correlação entre as bolsas de valores de alguns países considerados emergentes, segundo o Fundo Monetário Internacional (2009, adotando para tal dois períodos distintos, um anterior e outro durante a crise financeira do subprime em 2008, a partir de informações diárias de fechamento dos índices representativos daquelas bolsas. O período está compreendido entre 28 de junho de 2007 a 03 de abril de 2009, totalizando 438 observações para cada bolsa. As técnicas estatísticas abrangem o teste de correlação de Pearson e o teste de correlação móvel, este empregando um período de aproximadamente seis meses. Os principais resultados revelam que, em momentos de instabilidade financeira, tais como o da crise do subprime, em 2008, as correlações entre as bolsas de valores mudam significativamente, convergindo para um valor próximo a um (1, indicando que os mercados caminham de maneira paralela, com poucas opções para a estratégia de diversificação internacional de portfólios de investimento. Palavras-clave: Diversificação internacional. Portfólios de investimento. Correlação. Correlação móvel.

  20. El derecho internacional humanitario en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

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    Juana María Ibáñez Rivas

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La convergencia del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos (DIDH y el derecho internacional humanitario (DIH ha sido puesta en evidencia en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos a partir del año 2000. Desde ese momento y hasta la fecha, la Corte se ha remitido explícitamente al DIH en el análisis de ciertos casos vinculados a situaciones de conflicto armado interno. Para ello, la Corte se ha confrontado a la necesidad de verificar que los hechos de los casos concernidos se desarrollan en tales situaciones y, asimismo, ha debido sustentar la razón por la cual sus consideraciones hacen referencia a un marco normativo ajeno al corpus juris interamericano entendido en sentido estricto. La jurisprudencia resultado de dicha práctica demuestra que la Corte Interamericana no sólo ha utilizado el DIH para complementar el contenido y alcance de los derechos humanos y las obligaciones generales de los Estados en casos relacionados a un conflicto armado interno, sino también para integrarlo en su razonamiento más allá de la simple interpretación mediante la remisión a los principios básicos del DIH y en las consecuencias de la declaración de la responsabilidad internacional del Estado. Por tanto, la Corte Interamericana, órgano regional de control de derechos humanos por excelencia, parece haber devenido también un mecanismo indirecto, quizá casi directo, de control del DIH.

  1. Momentos de transición. El organismo ruso y la intervención internacional

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    Maxine David

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Desde la anexión rusa de Crimea en Marzo de 2014 y el conflicto en curso en Ucrania, han proliferado las especulaciones sobre la posible dirección de la política exterior rusa y sus relaciones con Occidente. Relativamente pocos análisis hasta el momento han situado las acciones de Rusia en un contexto de debate más amplio sobre la intervención internacional y los valores posmodernos, que es lo que este artículo pretende conseguir. Apoyándonos en las ideas del Análisis de Política Exterior sobre los debates organismo-estructura, se argumenta que las acciones recientes de Rusia deben ser consideradas como una respuesta a la evolución a largo plazo de la intervención internacional. Además, se centra en la necesidad de reconocer el impacto de las unidades sobre las estructuras sistémicas y por lo tanto contribuye a la bibliografía sobre la relación organismo-estructura. El presente artículo sitúa la política exterior rusa en el contexto más amplio del pensamiento moderno versus el posmoderno, argumentando que el motor primordial de la política exterior rusa en la actualidad es asegurarse de que el sistema internacional que emerge tras las estructuras de la Guerra Fría es un sistema reformado, en el que Rusia tiene voz y en el que se establecen y se mantienen los principios fundamentales del derecho y del orden internacionales.

  2. Cooperación internacional descentralizada (CID para la gestión de proyectos territoriales

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    Jahir Alexander Gutiérrez Ossa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del artículo de reflexión presente, es mostrar el carácter técnico que posee la Cooperación Internacional Descentralizada (CID sobre la margen de gestión de proyectos que deben acometer los entes territoriales, locales y regionales en el país. Todavía la gestión de proyectos se atiende sobre la capacidad institucional de los entes territoriales y la oferta de recursos extendidos por el gobierno central o regional para ponerlos a disposición, por fuera de otras perspectivas como las que plantea la CID. Aún, las alcaldías y las gobernaciones del país no tienen afinada la hoja de ruta y el marco de referencia estatal para afianzar su gestión apoyados en la CID. Tanto la Cooperación Internacional como la Descentralizada contemplan inmensas posibilidades de acción para los entes regionales que tienen como premisa visibilizar su gestión; el cúmulo de obligaciones que tienen los territorios para responder ante las demandas internas que circundan su administración implica el mirar holgadamente esta perspectiva. Si bien existe todo el andamiaje institucional y legal de la CID a través del Sistema Nacional de Cooperación Internacional, el conocimiento al respecto es poco y la atención que se presta parte de la capacidad y las condiciones que tiene el Estado para acercarla, mas no constituye la figura insignia a seguir. Es hora de empezar a mostrar resultados en materia de gestión de proyectos locales vía cooperación.

  3. La guerra en Siria y las paradojas de la Comunidad Internacional

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    Eugenia López-Jacoiste

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde la perspectiva del Derecho Internacional, los más de tres años de conflicto armado en Siria arrojan un resultado paradójico. En primer lugar, porque resulta ineludible comparar la agilidad decisoria del Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas para intervenir militarmente en la crisis de Libia de 2011 con su pasividad y bloqueo político en relación con Siria. Por otra, porque sólo la inminente amenaza de una intervención militar en Siria en otoño de 2013 llevó a las partes involucradas y sus socios más importantes a alcanzar un plan de desarme químico en Siria asumido por el Consejo de Seguridad, igualmente incomparable en cuanto a sus términos, plazos y cumplimiento al establecido para Irak tras la primera guerra del Golfo. La mayor paradoja de la Comunidad internacional radica, no obstante, en la deplorable situación de desprotección y sufrimiento de la población civil y el drama de sus refugiados. Los crímenes de guerra y los crímenes de lesa humanidad cometidos por todas las partes beligerantes –gubernamentales o no– quedarán impunes, ante el bloqueo político del Consejo de Seguridad ante la propuesta de remisión de la situación siria al Fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional, a pesar de las declaraciones y condenas oficiales de las instituciones internacionales de derechos humanos.

  4. La Cláusula de Hardship en la contratación internacional.

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    Castro, Ana María; Zapata, Ana Cecilia

    2005-01-01

    Las cláusulas de Hardship en los contratos internacionales, son un mecanismo de adaptación del contrato, creado por los usos y las costumbres en el comercio a nivel internacional. La finalidad de este tipo de cláusulas consiste crear las circunstancias necesarias para que el contrato se mantenga a lo largo del tiempo, sin que los cambios imprevistos y repentinos a las condiciones iniciales del contrato lleguen a afectarlo. Así entonces, la aplicación de este tipo de cláusulas, busca la renego...

  5. Aportaciones del feminismo al Derecho Internacional en la construcción de la paz

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    Álvarez Molinero, Natalia

    2007-01-01

    El feminismo y el Derecho Internacional conforman un par relativamente reciente. Si bien existe una tendencia a enmarcar la intersección entre ambos en el ámbito de los derechos de las mujeres, lo cierto es que el feminismo va mas allá de las reclamaciones de derechos. El feminismo nos sitúa en el marco de las relaciones de poder y género que afectan no sólo a las mujeres, sino también a toda la sociedad. En situaciones de conflicto el feminismo se revela como una interesant...

  6. La Universidad Internacional de Verano para Mayores: la experiencia de la Universitat de les Illes Balears

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    Macías González, Liberto; Orte Socias, Carmen

    2011-01-01

    El póster que presentamos pretende servir como revisión y valoración de las tres ediciones realizadas de la International Summer Senior University (Universidad Internacional de Verano para Mayores) que organiza la Oficina para Programas Universitarios de la UOM de la Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB). La International Summer Senior University es un espacio de encuentro entre alumnado senior que está cursando un programa de formación en alguna Universidad de Europa, a través de una semana...

  7. Fernando Nobre, presidente da Assistência Médica Internacional

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    Teixeira, Sofia

    2011-01-01

    Sofia Teixeira entrevista Fernando Nobre, presidente da Assistência Médica Internacional. «Nada é por acaso na vida. Em 1981, na fronteira entre o Sudão e o Chade cruzeime com uma equipa de jornalistas franceses da revista L`Express. Eles publicaram um artigo onde falavam do meu trabalho no Chade e esse artigo é lido pela equipa da Grande Reportagem da RTP, dirigida pelo José Manuel Barata-Feyo. Localizaram-me e fizeram uma reportagem comigo, no Chade, em 1983. Foi essa reportagem que desen...

  8. Direção de auditoria interna da empresa Wayfield Trading Internacional, SA

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    Afonso, Lília Menezes

    2017-01-01

    O presente relatório integra a fase final do mestrado em Auditoria Empresarial e Pública do Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Coimbra (ISCAC). Com este relatório procura-se apresentar o resultado do estágio curricular no âmbito da área de Auditoria Interna, na empresa Wayfield – Trading Internacional, S.A. que teve a duração de cerca de 5 meses e meio. Este exercício contempla duas partes distintas, contudo, relacionadas. Uma componente teórica de enquadramento sobre v...

  9. O CASO DO AMIANTO: CONJUNTURA INTERNACIONAL E JURISPRUDÊNCIA DO STF

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    Paulo Roberto Blatt

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O texto descreve os atores, processos, discursos e valores envolvidos no caso do amianto. De um lado, valores econômicos fomentam a globalização de cima. De outro, a defesa da saúde e do meio ambiente promovem a globalização que vem de baixo. O debate acontece nas esferas nacional e internacional. O assunto, que foi julgado duas vezes pelo STF, está em julgamento outra vez.

  10. El aeropuerto de Puerto Vallarta: factor de impulso del turismo nacional e internacional

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    Erika Patricia Cárdenas Gómez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene como objetivo analizar el papel del aeropuerto de Puerto Vallarta como detonante del impulso y despegue turístico de este municipio costero y su zona metropolitana. Para cumplir con el cometido el texto se divide en tres apartados. En el primero se menciona la importancia del transporte aéreo para el desarrollo del turismo. El segundo explica la historia del transporte aéreo en Puerto Vallarta. Finalmente, se ilustra y resalta el papel central de este aeropuerto internacional con la actividad turística del municipio y su zona metropolitana.

  11. 2014 : año internacional de la agricultura familiar : desarrollo comunitario y sostenibilidad

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    Martínez Agut, María del Pilar

    2014-01-01

    La Asamblea General de la ONU, ha declarado el año 2014 como el 'Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar'. Es una iniciativa promovida por el Foro Rural Mundial y respaldada por más de 360 organizaciones civiles y campesinas de todos los continentes. Pretende convertirse en una herramienta para la promoción de políticas activas a favor del desarrollo sostenible de los sistemas agrarios basados en la unidad familiar campesina, comunal, indígena, cooperativa, y pesquera. Todo ello desde la...

  12. Comercio internacional, medio ambiente y solución de conflictos

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    Zenteno Trejo, Blanca Yaquelin

    2014-01-01

    El vínculo comercio internacional-medio ambiente al interior del GATT-OMC lleva varios años y se estableció a partir de una serie de debates que se generaron al interior de este organismo principalmente en dos sentidos: los efectos de las políticas ambientales sobre el comercio, y los efectos del comercio sobre el medio ambiente. Dicho vínculo fue reconocido formalmente desde el año de 1970. La “Conferencia de Estocolmo de 1972 sobre el Medio Humano” fue el resultado y respuesta en esos añ...

  13. La cooperación internacional en materia de justicia en el ámbito latinoamericano

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    Pásara, Luis

    2006-01-01

    En materia de justicia, la cooperación internacional –a partir de una internacionalización del tema– ha jugado un papel decisivo en muchos países latinoamericanos, al introducir el asunto como problema prioritario en la agenda pública e impulsar y financiar la preparación y ejecución de proyectos de reforma. Los actores internacionales de la reforma de la justicia han recibido, sin embargo, una insuficiente atención en la investigación académica. Este trabajo no se propone realizar una evalua...

  14. Internacionalización e Internet: Una nueva mirada al marketing internacional

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    Verónica Henao Posada

    2013-01-01

    La economía de la información y la empresa red constituyen la base de una nueva gestión empresarial. Hoy se habla de estructuras horizontales, flexibilidad en los procesos y trabajo en equipo. Estos cambios en la economía global han influido en el desarrollo de los negocios internacionales y en la evolución del marketing internacional. Además, gracias a la Internet el mercado de masas se convierte en un mercado de nichos y las empresas tienen más oportunidades de acceder a los mercados exteri...

  15. La financiarización de las relaciones salariales. Una perspectiva internacional. Madrid, La Catarata, 2012

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    Requena i Mora, Marina

    2014-01-01

    Para comprender las dimensiones económicas, políticas, ecológicas y, sobre todo, sociales, de la actual 'gran transformación' neoliberal en el sentido que Karl Polanyi le dio a este término, es necesario dar cuenta del proceso de financiarización, así como de sus múltiples y perniciosas consecuencias. En esta dirección se orienta la obra que aquí reseñamos La financiarización de las relaciones salariales. una perspectiva internacional.

  16. Panorama internacional de los derechos humanos de la mujer: una mirada desde Colombia

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    Carolina Angulo; José Manuel Luque

    2008-01-01

    Los estudios de género dan una perspectiva de las condiciones de vida de la mujer que en ocasiones dista de los derechos reconocidos en las normas tanto de carácter internacional como interno. La equidad de género y los derechos humanos de la mujer originan constantes debates que cuestionan la capacidad para ofrecer una protección efectiva a las mujeres. Los conceptos tradicionales de derechos humanos se han desarrollado desde una representación androcéntrica, que en much...

  17. La cooperación internacional como estrategia contra el cambio climático

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    Bouso, Natalia

    2011-01-01

    La predisposición a implantar políticas más sostenibles constituye un claro reflejo de la tendencia actual que define las actuaciones dirigidas a mitigar los efectos del cambio climático. Como ejemplo de la integración de la cooperación internacional en las políticas de lucha contra el calentamiento global se analizará el Programa REDD+, consistente en atribuir a los bosques un valor monetario —basado en su capacidad de almacenar carbono— con la finalidad de conseguir que los países en desarr...

  18. La protección de la propiedad intelectual en internet por el derecho internacional privado

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    Fernández García, Luz María

    2016-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene por objeto el estudio de las implicaciones derivadas de la creciente presencia internacional de empresas del sector de la distribución de contenidos audiovisuales para la protección de sus derechos de propiedad intelectual. Se ha realizado en la modalidad específica dado que permite una mayor flexibilidad en la selección del tema y objeto del trabajo. La elección del tema viene motivada por el alto grado de innovación e interés que suscita el des...

  19. Kick to kik. Trabajadores offshore desplazados y ley aplicable a la seguridad social internacional

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    Full Text Available Offshore workers displaced and applicable law to international social security: lex loci laboris, law of residence of the worker or law of the seat of the employer? Responses to light the matter Kik (STJUE c-266/13, 19.3.2015 Trabajadores offshore desplazados y ley aplicable a la seguridad social internacional: ¿lex loci laboris, ley de la residencia del trabajador o ley de la sede del empleador? Respuestas a la luz del asunto Kik (STJUE C-266/13, de 19.3.2015

  20. El surgimiento del Orden Internacional Moderno según Tierra y Mar de Carl Schmitt

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    Solano Palacio, Carlos Alberto

    2014-01-01

    El propósito de esta disertación es rescatar las interpretaciones de Tierra y Mar en lo que se refiere al surgimiento del Orden Internacional Moderno, con el objetivo de explicar la percepción de los acontecimientos por parte de Carl Schmitt y su aporte filosófico-jurídico a la comprensión de la historia y teoría de las Relaciones Internacionales. La particularidad de esta obra de Schmitt es su estilo profundo: la variedad y amplitud de temas que abarca, que contrasta con la brevedad del tex...