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  1. Brooklyn's urban forest

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    David J. Nowak; Daniel E. Crane; Jack C. Stevens; Myriam Ibarra

    2002-01-01

    An assessment of trees in Brooklyn, New York, reveal that this borough has approximately 610,000 trees with canopies that cover 11.4 percent of the area. The most common trees are estimated to be tree of heaven, white mulberry, black locust, Norway maple and black cherry. Brooklyn's trees currently store approximately 172,000 metric tons of carbon with an...

  2. Heuristic status polling

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    Archer, Charles J.; Blocksome, Michael A.; Heidelberger, Philip; Kumar, Sameer; Parker, Jeffrey J.; Ratterman, Joseph D.

    2011-06-07

    Methods, compute nodes, and computer program products are provided for heuristic status polling of a component in a computing system. Embodiments include receiving, by a polling module from a requesting application, a status request requesting status of a component; determining, by the polling module, whether an activity history for the component satisfies heuristic polling criteria; polling, by the polling module, the component for status if the activity history for the component satisfies the heuristic polling criteria; and not polling, by the polling module, the component for status if the activity history for the component does not satisfy the heuristic criteria.

  3. 77 FR 21436 - Safety Zone, East River, Brooklyn Bridge Scaffolding Repair, Brooklyn, NY

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    2012-04-10

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone, East River, Brooklyn Bridge Scaffolding... in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Bridge where damaged corrugated metal scaffoldings and loosely... and their occupants transiting the East River in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Bridge. Therefore, a...

  4. Jumping from the Brooklyn Bridge.

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    Kurtz, R J; Pizzi, W F; Richman, H; Tiefenbrun, J

    1987-07-01

    In an attempt to identify factors contributing to survival of free fall and impact, we evaluated the records of four patients who survived a jump from the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River in New York Harbor between 1977 and 1985. All four patients were male and ranged in age from 22 to 67 years. They had free falls of between 41.0 and 48.8 meters. All of the patients were brought to the hospital within 24 minutes of entering the water. Three of the four had emergency surgical treatment and the fourth patient had only minor injuries. All four patients survived the suicide attempts. The length of the hospital stay ranged from two to 26 days.

  5. Public Opinion Poll Question Databases: An Evaluation

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    Woods, Stephen

    2007-01-01

    This paper evaluates five polling resource: iPOLL, Polling the Nations, Gallup Brain, Public Opinion Poll Question Database, and Polls and Surveys. Content was evaluated on disclosure standards from major polling organizations, scope on a model for public opinion polls, and presentation on a flow chart discussing search limitations and usability.

  6. Exit Polls and Voter Turnout

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    Andersen, Asger Lau; Jensen, Thomas

    We set up a model of elections or referendums with two alternatives to study how voter turnout and election outcomes are affected by the publication of exit polls on election day. We find that the introduction of an exit poll influences the incentive to vote both before and after the poll...

  7. Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School: How a Public-Private Partnership Creates Equity and Opportunity in Downtown Brooklyn

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    Johnson, Kamauru

    2016-01-01

    The building that houses Brooklyn Friends School's (New York) preschool, lower, and middle divisions stands on a quiet one-way street in an otherwise bustling downtown Brooklyn business district. After most students head home for the day, others come to the school to participate in the Horizons Program. The Horizons Program at Brooklyn Friends…

  8. Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education

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    Nieto, Sonia

    2015-01-01

    In "Brooklyn Dreams," Sonia Nieto--one of the leading authors and teachers in the field of multicultural education--looks back on her formative experiences as a student, activist, and educator, and shows how they reflect and illuminate the themes of her life's work. Nieto offers a poignant account of her childhood and the complexities of…

  9. How to manipulate polls

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    Balăşescu. M.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Every time you open a newspaper, listen to the radio, watch TV or browse the Internet, you will see some numbers and stats. All these numbers come from different sources like a national statistics office, an organization or an individual that has conducted research. These numbers can give a brief overview of the world surrounding us and are often used by people or organizations to strengthen their message. The way experts collect all the raw data to come up with all these clear-cut numbers is an important part of the process. In this respect, an experiment has been designed to see how a person can manipulate a poll to obtain the desired numbers and a lot of ways have been found.

  10. Bayesian Inference in Polling Technique: 1992 Presidential Polls.

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    Satake, Eiki

    1994-01-01

    Explores the potential utility of Bayesian statistical methods in determining the predictability of multiple polls. Compares Bayesian techniques to the classical statistical method employed by pollsters. Considers these questions in the context of the 1992 presidential elections. (HB)

  11. Exit Polls and Voter Turnout

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    Andersen, Asger Lau; Jensen, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    After the 2009 referendum on a proposed change to the Danish Law of Succession, it was widely claimed that the early publication of exit poll results changed the rate of turnout and eventually the outcome. We investigate this claim and contribute to the wider debate on the implications of exit...... they are published is often overlooked. We show that this can lead to premature conclusions about the impact of exit polls on electoral outcomes. In particular, in cases such as the Danish referendum where it clearly appears that exit polls changed the outcome, it could well be that the outcome would have been...

  12. The Antibureaucrat: Mary Graham--Brooklyn Public Library, NY

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    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    It is tough to make the staff of a large, highly centralized urban library system believe they should make their own decisions and even take risks--all to serve their community better. But that is what Mary Graham has achieved as Brooklyn Public Library's director of the Office of Neighborhood Services. A study of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) in…

  13. The Virtual Core: Distance Learning, Brooklyn Style

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    Barbra Higginbotham

    2001-04-01

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    Educators nation-wide are experimenting with the use of technology to enhance undergraduates' academic success. Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY, has developed a sequence of general education courses that join one-half class time with one-half Web-based instruction--a fresh, inventive model that gives students the best aspects of both the traditional and the online educational experience. As a result, Brooklyn's core curriculum has become more inviting, effective, and activity-based. The grant that supported this project was written by Dr. Barbra Buckner Higginbotham, Chief Librarian and Executive Director of Academic Information Technologies, and this major faculty training and development effort is occurring under the aegis of the Library.

  14. High-Society Framing: The Brooklyn Eagle and the Popularity of Twilight Sleep in Brooklyn.

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    Johnson, Bethany; Quinlan, Margaret M

    2017-01-01

    Twilight Sleep (TS) is an obstetric intervention during which a laboring woman enters a semiconscious state via injection. TS received enthusiastic support in Brooklyn, NY, in The Brooklyn Eagle (TBE) newspaper between 1914 and 1918. The purpose of this article is to analyze the framing of TS in TBE as the most popular obstetric intervention among wealthy, White socialites in Brooklyn during the period. The coverage in TBE prompted a nearly universally positive perception of TS among the newspaper's wider readership. After extensive historiographical research and rhetorical analysis of newspaper coverage of TS in TBE, we discovered a form of framing we call "high-society framing," rooted in both wealth and notoriety. We discuss four possible effects of high-society framing: The first is the ability of high-society framing to attract or repel the public regarding a health care issue, and the second is the impact of high-society framing on public perception of medical interventions, procedures, or pharmaceuticals. A third possible effect of high-society framing is that it can alter notions of necessity, and a fourth is that high-society framing can elicit a tacit acceptance of medical interventions, procedures, and pharmaceuticals, thus obfuscating risk. Finally, we argue that high-society framing has implications for the discussion of health care in present-day mediated discourses.

  15. 76 FR 6728 - Safety Zone; Underwater Hazard, Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, NY

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    2011-02-08

    ... the Verrazano Bridge Brooklyn tower. Entry into the proposed safety zone by any person or vessel will... southeast of the Verrazano Bridge Brooklyn tower. (b) Effective date. This safety zone is effective on July... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Underwater Hazard, Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn...

  16. 76 FR 31233 - Safety Zone; Underwater Hazard, Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, NY

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    2011-05-31

    ... 83), approximately 70-yards southeast of the Verrazano Bridge Brooklyn tower. Entry into the safety...'' N, 074 02'14'' W (NAD 83), approximately 70-yards southeast of the Verrazano Bridge Brooklyn tower... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Underwater Hazard, Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn...

  17. 76 FR 4529 - Safety Zone; Underwater Hazard, Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, NY

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    2011-01-26

    ... 02'14'' W (NAD 83), approximately 70 yards southeast of the Verrazano Bridge Brooklyn tower. All... Bridge, Brooklyn, NY. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial...), approximately 70-yards southeast of the Verrazano Bridge Brooklyn tower. (b) Effective period. This regulation...

  18. The Advent of Polling and Political Representation.

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    Converse, Philip E.

    1996-01-01

    Presents a thoughtful and balanced analysis of the effects of public opinion polling on elections and the political power structure. Generally refutes the revisionist criticism that polling acts as a preemptive strike curtailing political expression in favor of the power elite. Considers issues related to the tyranny of the majority. (MJP)

  19. Solar Hydrogen Fuel Cell Projects at Brooklyn Tech

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    Fedotov, Alex; Farah, Shadia; Farley, Daithi; Ghani, Naureen; Kuo, Emmy; Aponte, Cecielo; Abrescia, Leo; Kwan, Laiyee; Khan, Ussamah; Khizner, Felix; Yam, Anthony; Sakeeb, Khan; Grey, Daniel; Anika, Zarin; Issa, Fouad; Boussayoud, Chayama; Abdeldayem, Mahmoud; Zhang, Alvin; Chen, Kelin; Chan, Kameron Chuen; Roytman, Viktor; Yee, Michael

    2010-01-01

    This article describes the projects on solar hydrogen powered vehicles using water as fuel conducted by teams at Brooklyn Technical High School. Their investigations into the pure and applied chemical thermodynamics of hydrogen fuel cells and bio-inspired devices have been consolidated in a new and emerging sub-discipline that they define as solar…

  20. Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Agreement 1971-74.

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    New York Polytechnic Inst., NY.

    This document contains the agreement between the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (PIB) and the American Association of University Professors, PIB Chapter, covering the period from September 1, 1971 through May 31, 1974. Covered in the articles of the agreement are sections on appointments, promotions, tenure, teaching load, compensation, leaves…

  1. InnovateEDU, Inc.: Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB)

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    EDUCAUSE, 2015

    2015-01-01

    Entrepreneurial learning is the backbone of this Brooklyn charter school network which opened in Fall 2014 to serve grades 6-12, including English language learners and students with disabilities. LAB's academic model combines empirically effective learning practices with innovative implementation strategies, including a blended learning model…

  2. Public Opinion Polling with Twitter

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    Cody, Emily M; Dodds, Peter Sheridan; Danforth, Christopher M

    2016-01-01

    Solicited public opinion surveys reach a limited subpopulation of willing participants and are expensive to conduct, leading to poor time resolution and a restricted pool of expert-chosen survey topics. In this study, we demonstrate that unsolicited public opinion polling through sentiment analysis applied to Twitter correlates well with a range of traditional measures, and has predictive power for issues of global importance. We also examine Twitter's potential to canvas topics seldom surveyed, including ideas, personal feelings, and perceptions of commercial enterprises. Two of our major observations are that appropriately filtered Twitter sentiment (1) predicts President Obama's job approval three months in advance, and (2) correlates well with surveyed consumer sentiment. To make possible a full examination of our work and to enable others' research, we make public over 10,000 data sets, each a seven-year series of daily word counts for tweets containing a frequently used search term.

  3. Americans Divided Over Organic, GM Foods: Poll

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    ... gov/news/fullstory_162314.html Americans Divided Over Organic, GM Foods: Poll Their opinions aren't driven by politics ... News) -- Americans are split on the value of organic foods and concerns about genetically modified (GM) foods, a ...

  4. Allegheny County Polling Place Locations (November 2014)

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset contains locations of the polling places in Allegheny County. If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data...

  5. Allegheny County Polling Place Locations (November 2015)

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset contains locations of the polling places in Allegheny County.If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data...

  6. Allegheny County Polling Place Locations (November 2016)

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset contains locations of the polling places in Allegheny County.If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data...

  7. Allegheny County Polling Place Locations (May 2017)

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset contains locations of the polling places in Allegheny County.If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data...

  8. Allegheny County Polling Place Locations (November 2014)

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset contains locations of the polling places in Allegheny County. If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data...

  9. Allegheny County Polling Place Locations (November 2016)

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset contains locations of the polling places in Allegheny County.If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data...

  10. Technical Evaluation Report 12. Online Polling Services

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    Jon Baggaley

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Real-time collection of student opinions and their instant feedback can be useful in guiding the design and implementation of online educational sessions. Students can gain insights into each others’ attitudes and opinions, often anonymously and confidentially; and teachers can adapt to the feedback in directing the progress of a session based on, in effect, a series of “if then” contingency measures. Online tabular and diagrammatic features can provide useful visual summaries of polling results, indicating whether or not the session’s learning outcomes are being achieved. Online polling services available differ greatly in the extent to which they provide these useful educational features. To guide distance educators in their selection and implementation of online polling and quizzing procedures, an evaluation study was conducted featuring a selection of the poll creation systems that were available at the time of study.All questionnaire, quizzing, survey, and assessment products/ services are referred to generically in the report as “polling systems.”

  11. Polling Strategy for Wireless Multimedia LANs

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    YANG Zhijun; ZHAO Dongfeng

    2006-01-01

    Wireless local area networks (WLANs) are a viable technology for multimedia traffic. One of the most common WLANs standards being adopted as a mature technology is the IEEE 802.11 standard. This paper presents a new polling strategy for wireless multimedia LANs with variable packet lengths, which synchronizes polling and transmission of the information packets. A mathematical model based on imbedded Markov chain theory and the generation function was used to predict the mean queue length and information packet waiting time. The efficiency of the new strategy was validated by mathematical analysis and simulations. The results show that parallel system's mean queue length, information packet waiting time, and polling cycle time are all less than for the non-parallel system and that the improved system is more stable and has greater capacity.

  12. A polling model with an autonomous server

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    2007-01-01

    Polling models are used as an analytical performance tool in several application areas. In these models, the focus often is on controlling the operation of the server as to optimize some performance measure. For several applications, controlling the server is not an issue as the server moves independently in the system. We present the analysis for such a polling model with a so-called autonomous server. In this model, the server remains for an exogenous random time at a queue, which also impl...

  13. A Conversation with Randy Asher, Principal of New York City's Brooklyn Technical High School

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    Asher, Randy J.

    2016-01-01

    This is a conversation with Randy Asher, principal of New York City's Brooklyn Technical High School. Brooklyn Tech is a selective science high school in New York City, founded in 1922 as a school for boys with potential for careers in engineering and applied science. Today, it provides full-time education for both male and female students from…

  14. Public opinion polls, voter turnout, and welfare: An experimental study

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    Großer, J.; Schram, A.

    2010-01-01

    We experimentally study the impact of public opinion poll releases on voter turnout and welfare in a participation game. We find higher overall turnout rates when polls inform the electroate about the levels of support for the candidates than when polls are prohibited. Distinguishing between allied

  15. 1984 Books for Young Adults Poll.

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    Connor, John W.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Reports the results of a poll of southeastern Iowa tenth through twelfth graders to find the most popular of 250 recently published books. Genres include fantasy, war stories, contemporary realism, romance, science fiction, horror, and supernatural. Reviews of the readers' choices are included. (RBW)

  16. 1984 Books for Young Adults Poll.

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    Connor, John W.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Reports the results of a poll of southeastern Iowa tenth through twelfth graders to find the most popular of 250 recently published books. Genres include fantasy, war stories, contemporary realism, romance, science fiction, horror, and supernatural. Reviews of the readers' choices are included. (RBW)

  17. A polling model with an autonomous server

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    Haan, de Roland; Boucherie, Richard J.; Ommeren, van Jan-Kees C.W.

    2007-01-01

    Polling models are used as an analytical performance tool in several application areas. In these models, the focus often is on controlling the operation of the server as to optimize some performance measure. For several applications, controlling the server is not an issue as the server moves indepen

  18. Polling best effort traffic in Bluetooth

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    Ait Yaiz, R.; Heijenk, Gerhard J.

    2001-01-01

    Bluetooth [1] is a wireless access technology where polling is used to share bandwidth among the nodes. We have introduced a new poller named Predictive Fair Poller (PFP) in [2] and [3]. In this paper we explain the operation of the Predictive Fair Poller and compare it with the conventional Round

  19. Polling best effort traffic in Bluetooth

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    Ait Yaiz, R.; Heijenk, Gerhard J.

    2002-01-01

    Bluetooth is a wireless access technology where polling is used to share bandwidth among the nodes. We have introduced a new Poller named Predictive Fair Poller (PFP). We explain the operation of the Predictive Fair Poller and compare it with the conventional Round Robin Poller and the Fair

  20. Testing of the masonry arches of the Brooklyn Bridge approaches

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    Limaye, Hemant S.

    1996-11-01

    Diagnostic procedures play an important role in performing a condition survey of a structure. Specialized tests are used during a field survey to supplement visual observations. The tests provide valuable information regarding the internal condition of the structure and quality of the construction materials. The tests also help in determining the extent of damage, if any. Recently, a team of consulting engineers performed a study to determine the remaining capacity of the Brooklyn Bridge approaches for the Department of Transportation, City of New York. Using advanced diagnostic procedures such as impact-echo and flatjack testing, additional information was gathered to assist in the study. Impact-echo testing was helpful in identifying the condition of the brick soffits which were covered with pneumatically- applied concrete, and flatjack testing was useful in determining in-situ compressive strength and compression modulus of the brick masonry. The paper describes the work and the testing results.

  1. Financial planning for district heating: The Brooklyn Navy Yard project: A project report

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    1984-05-01

    Financial planning for the Brooklyn Navy Cogeneration and District Heating Project involved the establishment of three distinct potential markets, a determination of economic feasibility and the development of a financial structure that could accommodate the diverse social objectives of the project and the nature of the markets to be served. The Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY) is owned by the City of New York (City) and managed by the non-profit Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation for operation as an industrial park. Development of a cogeneration/district heating facility at the Navy Yard was undertaken to meet multiple community and economic development objectives.

  2. Youth Attitudes Toward the Military: Poll Three

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    2002-04-01

    section contains a historical perspective on the Department of Defense’s recruitment advertising and market research programs. • The Research...education. Accurate, timely information is required to adapt DoD’s advertising strategies to its target markets . This poll is the most recent in a...effectiveness of the advertising already in place. The Joint Recruiting Advertising Program (JRAP) and Joint Market Research Program (JMRP) were created in

  3. Global Solidarity Opinion Poll: A Roadmap

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    Pollet, Ignace; Huyse, Huib; Schulpen, Lau; Keulemans, Shelena

    2011-01-01

    DevCom network (OECD) has launched the idea of a multi-country survey, provisionally named the Global Solidarity Opinion Poll (GSOP), to be held in the DAC-countries as well as in emerging donor and recipient countries. In order to enable OECD Development Centre to proceed efficiently towards these objectives, an obvious idea was thought to draw a roadmap, holding advice on the institutional, scientific, logistic and financial elements of this project, as well as clarifying the added value...

  4. L\\'evy-driven polling systems

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    Boxma, Onno; Kosinski, Kamil Marcin; Mandjes, Michel

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we consider a ring of $N\\ge 1$ queues served by a single server in a cyclic order. After having served a queue (according to a service discipline that may vary from queue to queue), there is a switch-over period and then the server serves the next queue and so forth. This model is known in the literature as a \\textit{polling model}. Each of the queues is fed by a non-decreasing L\\'evy process, which can be different during each of the consecutive periods within the server's cycle. The $N$-dimensional L\\'evy processes obtained in this fashion are described by their (joint) Laplace exponent, thus allowing for non-independent input streams. For such a system we derive the steady-state distribution of the joint workload at embedded epochs, i.e. polling and switching instants. Using the Kella-Whitt martingale, we also derive the steady-state distribution at an arbitrary epoch. Our analysis heavily relies on establishing a link between fluid (L\\'evy input) polling systems and multitype Ji\\v{r}ina proc...

  5. “New York and yet not New York”: Reading the Region in Contemporary Brooklyn Fictions

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    James Peacock

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the depiction of Brooklyn as an urban region in a number of recent American novels, including Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s Leaving Brooklyn and Kitty Burns Florey’s Solos. It argues that Brooklyn is frequently defined in opposition to Manhattan: the former being viewed as the epitome of American ideals of community-in-diversity, the latter as homogenizing, globalizing and obsessed with newness. In a time when regions and communities are frequently regarded as under threat from, amongst other things, globalization and terrorism, it is interesting to examine whether the ideals of diversity and community associated with Brooklyn are based on nostalgic, mythic notions of land and family or are in fact based on superficial signifiers of diversity and a range of consumer choices. The article goes on to argue that the complex interactions between the regional and the global in these novels can be seen as analogous to processes of reading regional texts themselves.

  6. Inform, influence, evaluate: the power of state public opinion polls.

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    Turner, Shiloh; O'Connor, Patricia; Rademacher, Eric

    2009-01-01

    Politicians use public opinion polling data if the data are available to them. Most of these data are from national polls and do not allow for state-level analysis. One promising strategy for informing elected state officials about health issues is to administer public opinion polls at the state level. Combined with health assessment surveys, public opinion data provide a powerful tool for health policy development. This Report reviews one regional foundation's efforts at providing public opinion poll data at the state level and the results of these efforts.

  7. Parents Want Their Children's Data: DQC's 2015 Parent Poll Results

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    Data Quality Campaign, 2016

    2016-01-01

    The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) believes that when parents and educators have the right information to make decisions, students excel. Parents agree, according to a recent survey. DQC's Parent Poll, conducted online by Harris Poll in November 2015, surveyed 1,093 US parents with children ages 5-17 about their attitudes toward data collection and…

  8. Retrofitting Garden-Style Apartments in Brooklyn, New York

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    Nolen, Heather [Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Norwalk, CT (United States); Maxwell, Sean [Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Norwalk, CT (United States); Neri, Robin [Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Norwalk, CT (United States); Grab, Joanna [Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Norwalk, CT (United States)

    2016-02-01

    This research effort sought to achieve a solution package that yields energy savings greater than 30% over the pre-existing conditions in a minimally intrusive multifamily retrofit project. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) partnered with L+M Development Partners, Inc. on a Mitchell-Lama Housing Program project, Marcus Garvey Village, in Brooklyn, NY (Climate Zone 4A). The Mitchell-Lama Housing Program is a form of housing subsidy in the state of New York that provides affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate- and middle-income families. Marcus Garvey Village was founded in 1975 and contains 625 residential units (ranging from studios to 5-bedroom units) in thirty-two 4-story garden-style apartment structures built with concrete and faced in light brown brick. The single largest challenge for implementation of energy conservation measures at Marcus Garvey was working within occupied spaces. Measures are being implemented in phases to minimize disruption. As of August 2015, the retrofit work is over 50% complete. The wall insulation, sealing of the through wall AC vent, and installation of new oil-filled electric baseboards with advanced controls are conducted at one time, limiting disruption to the living room space. In a similar fashion, the kitchen work is done, then the bathroom. The final selection of energy conservation measures is projected to save 26.5% in source energy with a cost just under $3.7 million and utility bill savings of nearly $480,000 (of an average $1.8 million annual utility cost for the development).

  9. Online Teacher Education: A Formal-Informal Partnership between Brooklyn College and the American Museum of Natural History

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    Miele, Eleanor; Shanley, Deborah; Steiner, Robert V.

    2010-01-01

    This article describes the evolution of a partnership between Brooklyn College (BC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) that ultimately resulted in the formal incorporation of the museum's online Seminars on Science (SoS) courses into master's degree programs at Brooklyn College for teachers…

  10. Assignment of polled status using single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes and predicted gene content

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    There is growing interest in cattle that are naturally polled, but the polled allele has a very low frequency. The best way to increase its frequency is by index selection, which requires known polled status for all animals. Laboratory tests for polled are used as data, and US and Canadian bulls wit...

  11. Handling Deafness Problem of Scheduled Multi-Channel Polling MACs

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    Jiang, Fulong; Liu, Hao; Shi, Longxing

    Combining scheduled channel polling with channel diversity is a promising way for a MAC protocol to achieve high energy efficiency and performance under both light and heavy traffic conditions. However, the deafness problem may cancel out the benefit of channel diversity. In this paper, we first investigate the deafness problem of scheduled multi-channel polling MACs with experiments. Then we propose and evaluate two schemes to handle the deafness problem. Our experiment shows that deafness is a significant reason for performance degradation in scheduled multi-channel polling MACs. A proper scheme should be chosen depending on the traffic pattern and the design objective.

  12. How are Voters Influenced by Opinion Polls? The Effect of Polls on Voting Behavior and Party Sympathy

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    Dahlgaard, Jens Olav; Hansen, Jonas Hedegaard; Hansen, Kasper Møller;

    2016-01-01

    Similar to all other types of information, public opinion polls can influence public opinion. We present two hypotheses to understand how polls affect public opinion: the bandwagon and the underdog effect. The bandwagon effect claims that voters “jump on the bandwagon,” which means that if a party...... effect. The effects head in the same direction regardless of the size of the party. We conclude by discussing the implications of our findings with regards to a potential ban on publishing opinion polls....

  13. Responsive Environment Program Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 1968-June 1969: The Talking Typewriter. Final Report.

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    Israel, Benjamin L.; Litwin, Zelda

    This progress report covers a 6-month period in the second year of an experimental research project to test the utility of the Edison Responsive Environment Talking Typewriter as a major tool for teaching both initial and remedial reading to educationally disadvantaged youth. Conducted in six schools in Brooklyn, New York, the study included…

  14. 78 FR 71546 - Safety Zone; Belt Parkway Bridge Construction, Gerritsen Inlet, Brooklyn, NY

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    2013-11-29

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Belt Parkway Bridge Construction, Gerritsen Inlet, Brooklyn, NY AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Coast... Belt Parkway Bridge. This proposed rule would allow the Coast Guard to prohibit all vessel traffic...

  15. Entrepreneurial Endeavors: (Re)Producing Neoliberalization through Urban Agriculture Youth Programming in Brooklyn, New York

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    Weissman, Evan

    2015-01-01

    Driven by social and environmental criticism of the neoliberalization of agro-food systems, urban agriculture today enjoys renewed interest throughout the United States as a primary space to engage the politics of food. Using Brooklyn, New York as a case study, I employ mixed qualitative methods to investigate the contradictions that arise in…

  16. Are public opinion polls self-fulfilling prophecies?

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    David Rothschild

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Psychologists have long observed that people conform to majority opinion, a phenomenon sometimes referred to as the ‘bandwagon effect’. In the political domain people learn about prevailing public opinion via ubiquitous polls, which may produce a bandwagon effect. Newer types of information – published probabilities derived from prediction market contract prices and aggregated polling summaries – may have similar effects. Consequently, polls can become self-fulfilling prophecies whereby majorities, whether in support of candidates or policies, grow in a cascading manner. Despite increased attention to whether the measurement of public opinion can itself affect public opinion, the existing empirical literature is surprisingly limited on the bandwagon effects of polls. To address this gap, we conducted an experiment on a diverse national sample in which we randomly assigned people to receive information about different levels of support for three public policies. We find that public opinion as expressed through polls affects individual-level attitudes, although the size of the effect depends on issue characteristics.

  17. Public Opinion Polls and Experts in Election News

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    Guðbjörg Hildur Kolbeins

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available By employing the theoretical framework of framing, the present paper attempts to examine the Icelandic media’s coverage of the 2013 parliamentary election by paying particular attention to coverage of public opinion polls and the policies of the political parties, i.e. the “horse-race” frame and the issue frame, and to examine media’s reliance on experts for interpretation of election news. Seven online news media, two newspapers, two radio stations and two television channels were monitored for 25 days prior to Election Day, i.e. from April 2 to April 26, 2013, - resulting in 1377 election news stories. The findings show, for example, that 29.8% of all the election news stories had public opinion polls as their primary angle while 12% of the stories were primarily issue-oriented. In addition, the media rely on experts for interpretation of the polls; five of the 10 most interviewed or quoted sources on public opinion surveys were political science experts who were affiliated with universities. Finally, news coverage of polls was generally amplified as media outlets had a tendency to report on public opinion polls that were commissioned by other media.

  18. Combination of the Sorting Line Priority Polling Control Mechanism

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    Wenxue Ran

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper proposed the priority polling control mechanism of the unit material combinations sorting lines, and sorters operating process is understood to be the arrival process of orders, service process of each sorter sorts orders and the conversion process between sorting machines. Control process, sorters of the combined sorting lines are divided into the priority sorters and ordinary sorters, priority sorters use full service control, ordinary sorters use limited service (k = 1, applies the polling service system theory, through the embedded Markov chain and probability generating function to establish the mathematical model of the system, the exact solution of the control mechanism of the polling system model and the first and second characteristic parameters, combined with the actual production priority parameters of orders picking for simulation analysis

  19. George Ryerson Fowler: Brooklyn's surgical pioneer: a biographical sketch based on historical documents.

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    Kelleher, Mary E; Swan, Kenneth G; Kelleher, Denis P

    2011-06-01

    The Fowler position, widely used in surgery and obstetrics for patient placement, marks a fraction of 19th-century Brooklyn surgeon George Ryerson Fowler's prodigious accomplishments. Fowler was a pioneer who refined the appendectomy, performed the first lung decortication, advocated for sterile techniques, introduced first aid in the US Army, and helped start a precursor to Annals of Surgery. His publications include the first US textbook on appendicitis--ironically, the disease that killed him.

  20. Caisson disease during the construction of the Eads and Brooklyn Bridges: A review.

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    Butler, W P

    2004-01-01

    The Eads Bridge (St. Louis) and the Brooklyn Bridge (New York City) were testing grounds for caisson construction. These caissons were enormous compressed air boxes used to build riverine piers and abutments anchoring the bridges. Caisson meant faster and cheaper construction, but there was a hidden cost---caisson disease (decompression sickness). Within caissons, workers labored at pressures as high as 55 psig and caisson disease was common. This discourse is a brief history of the caisson, a brief discussion of the illness as viewed in the mid 1800's, and an abbreviated history of the Eads and Brooklyn Bridges. It also provides a detailed description and evaluation of the observations, countermeasures, and recommendations of Dr. Alphonse Jaminet, the Eads Bridge physician, and Dr. Andrew Smith, the Brooklyn Bridge physician, who published reports of their experience in 1871 and 1873, respectively. These and other primary sources permit a detailed examination of early caisson disease and Jaminet's and Smith's thinking also serve as good examples from which to study and learn.

  1. Union members at the polls in diverse trade union landscapes

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    Arndt, Christoph; Rennwald, Line

    2016-01-01

    This article investigates to what extent social democratic parties still benefit from the support of union members at the polls. Not only are social democratic parties confronted with new competitors in the party systems, but also the union confederations of the socialist labour movement are in s......This article investigates to what extent social democratic parties still benefit from the support of union members at the polls. Not only are social democratic parties confronted with new competitors in the party systems, but also the union confederations of the socialist labour movement...

  2. Delay analysis and optimization of bandwidth request under unicast polling in IEEE 802.16e over gilbert-elliot error channel

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    Hwang, E.; Kim, K.J.; Roijers, F.; Choi, B.D.

    2009-01-01

    In the centralized polling mode in IEEE 802.16e, a base station (BS) polls mobile stations (MSs) for bandwidth reservation in one of three polling modes; unicast, multicast, or broadcast pollings. In unicast polling, the BS polls each individual MS to allow to transmit a bandwidth request packet. Th

  3. Do "Instant Polls" Hit the Spot? Phone-In vs. Random Sampling of Public Opinion.

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    Bates, Benjamin; Harmon, Mark

    1993-01-01

    Compares television phone-in polls to random sample polling. Finds significant differences between the two types of opinion indicators. Shows that persons with strongly held opinions and a pro-change, activist stance are more likely to respond in phone-in polls. (SR)

  4. Planned Parenthood Harris Poll Findings: Teens' Sexuality Knowledge and Beliefs.

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    Haignere, Clara S.

    Planned Parenthood conducted a national public opinion poll, asking 1,000 12- through 17-year-olds about their knowledge and beliefs on the problem of teenage pregnancy. The results showed that over 50% of the adolescents had sexual intercourse before their 18th birthday. Those teenagers most likely to be sexually active fell into certain at-risk…

  5. Roper Revisited: News Media Preferences from a Statewide Poll.

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    Rimmer, Tony; Bergen, Lori

    A secondary analysis of data from two Indiana Polls, the first carried out in January 1983 and the second in November and December 1983, was conducted to compare respondents' reports of their viewing of network television news and local television news, and their reading of local newspapers. The intent was to use respondents' preferred source for…

  6. Heavy-traffic Analysis of K-limited Polling

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    M.A.A. Boon; E.M.M. Winands

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we study a two-queue polling model with zero switchover times and k-limited service (serve at most k i customers during one visit period to queue i, i=1, 2) in each queue. The arrival processes at the two queues are Poisson, and the service times are exponentially distributed. By incr

  7. Correcting for Survey Effects in Pre-election Polls

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    C. Heij (Christiaan); Ph.H.B.F. Franses (Philip Hans)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractPre-election polls can suffer from survey effects. For example, surveyed individuals can become more aware of the upcoming election so that they become more inclined to vote. These effects may depend on factors like political orientation and prior intention to vote, and this may cause bi

  8. The Analysis on Translation System Based on Asymmetric Cyclic Polling

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    2002-01-01

    By the imbedded Markov chain theory and the probability generating function method, this paper discusses the queuing model of the switch node at the router and analyzes the derivative characters of first and second order of discrete asymmetric tri-queuing gate polling system. The average waiting time and the average queuing length are explicitly obtained and these results are verified by simulation.

  9. Operational and logical semantics for polling real-time systems

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    Anders, P.R.; Dierks, Henning; Fehnker, Ansgar; Rischel, H.; Fehnker, Ansgar; Mader, Angelika H.; Vaandrager, Frits

    PLC-Automata are a class of real-time automata suitable to describe the behavior of polling real-time systems. PLC-Automata can be compiled to source code for PLCs, a hardware widely used in industry to control processes. Also, PLC-Automata have been equipped with a logical and operational

  10. HOW MUCH CAN WE TRUST PUBLIC OPINION POLLS?

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    Vierasu Timotei

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Peoples trust numbers and likes to give them some significance. Every time we open a newspaper, listen to the radio, watch TV or browse the Internet we'll see some numbers and stats. These numbers can give a brief overview of the world surrounding ourselves and are often used by people or organizations to strengthen their message. Can we trust public opinion poll? Can these polls be manipulated? What method of manipulation can be used to alter the results of these polls? I designed two experiments to see how a person can misinterpret some data and how can a person manipulate a poll to obtain the desired numbers. Experiments are a qualitative market research tool designed to give us an empirical knowledge about the subject we are studying. The objective of this study was to determine whether we can influence subject’s voting choices by manipulating their perceptions and their questioners. “Yes Sir” experiment was based on a misleading questioner with a lot of questions that leads the respondent to the desired answer and with formulating the question in such a manner that the respondent feels compelled to give the desired answer. “Fake Poll” experiment is designed to see if previous polls have any influence on voter’s intentions and behaviour and is bases on bandwagon effect. The results of these experiments show us that this ways of manipulation works very well and we can influence the way people will vote with a percentage from 3% to 6%.

  11. Hybrid Polling Method for Direct Link Communication for IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs

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    Woo-Yong Choi

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The direct link communication between STAtions (STAs is one of the techniques to improve the MAC performance of IEEE 802.11 infrastructure networks. For the efficient direct link communication, in the literature, the simultaneous polling method was proposed to allow the multiple direct data communication to be performed simultaneously. However, the efficiency of the simultaneous polling method is affected by the interference condition. To alleviate the problem of the lower polling efficiency with the larger interference range, the hybrid polling method is proposed for the direct link communication between STAs in IEEE 802.11 infrastructure networks. By the proposed polling method, we can integrate the sequential and simultaneous polling methods properly according to the interference condition. Numerical examples are also presented to show the medium access control (MAC performance improvement by the proposed polling method.

  12. The 1964 coup and dictatorship in opinion polls

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    Rodrigo Patto Sá Motta

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes opinion polls conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics (IBOPE in the context of 1964, with the objective of assessing the support to the coup and to dictatorship. The data, mostly new, indicate a contrast between the support to João Goulart, registered before the coup, and after the success of the coup, which points out to the good acceptance of authoritarian measures, including political purges. The empirical data obtained from the polls are used to consider the sources of legitimation of dictatorship that especially mobilized anticommunist representations. The analysis of the records suggests that the support to the authoritarian regime was marked by instability and oscillated throughout the initial years.

  13. Stability of a spatial polling system with greedy myopic service

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    Leskelä, Lasse

    2009-01-01

    This paper studies a spatial queueing system on a circle, polled at random locations by a myopic server that can only observe customers in a bounded neighborhood. The server operates according to a greedy policy, always serving the nearest customer in its neighborhood, and leaving the system unchanged at polling instants where the neighborhood is empty. This system is modeled as a measure-valued random process, which is shown to be positive recurrent under a natural stability condition that does not depend on the server's scan range. When the interpolling times are light-tailed, the stable system is shown to be geometrically ergodic. We also briefly discuss how the stationary mean number of customers behaves in light and heavy traffic.

  14. Testing for voter rigging in small polling stations

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    Jiménez, Raúl; Klimek, Peter

    2016-01-01

    Since the 1970s there has been a large number of countries that combine formal democratic institutions with authoritarian practices. Although in such countries the ruling elites may receive considerable voter support they often employ several manipulation tools to control election outcomes. A common practice of these regimes is the coercion and mobilization of a significant amount of voters to guarantee the electoral victory. This electoral irregularity is known as voter rigging, distinguishing it from vote rigging, which involves ballot stuffing or stealing. Here we develop a statistical test to quantify to which extent the results of a particular election display traces of voter rigging. Our key hypothesis is that small polling stations are more susceptible to voter rigging, because it is easier to identify opposing individuals, there are less eye witnesses, and supposedly less visits from election observers. We devise a general statistical method for testing whether voting behavior in small polling station...

  15. Guerrilla warriors on the Brooklyn Bridge: a case-study of the Unbearables' poetic terrorism (1994-2001)

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    Bollen, Katrien

    2012-01-01

    On 13 September 1994, a loose collective of Downtown poets known as the Unbearables lined up on the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway, all the way from Manhattan to Brooklyn. During rush hour, they simultaneously ranted erotic poems in six-minute loops, so that, at least theoretically, "a few words from each reader would have reached each pedestrian's ear, and the whole string of phrases would add up to a single 'stochastic' poem, a different version for each and every passerby" (Bey 1994, n...

  16. How Comparable are the Gallup World Poll Life Satisfaction Data?

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    Bjørnskov, Christian

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the degree to which the new data on life satisfaction from the Gallup World Poll are comparable to those used in previous empirical studies, predominantly those from the World Values Survey. Differences might arise due to the timing and anchoring of questions in the Gallup dat....... The paper identifies a set of large outlier countries, and estimates suggest that the two datasets tend to generate rather different results, questioning the degree to which they measure the same concept....

  17. Department of Defense Youth Poll Wave 11 - June 2006

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    recruiting goals set by The Department of Defense (DoD) have gone unmet as recruiters struggle to overcome the many daunting obstacles that have recently... obstacles to this improvement are the ongoing War in Iraq, decreasing approval ratings for the current administration and its’ use of the Military, and a...Business Math? D A Computer Science Class? E Intermediate Algebra or Algebra II? F Trigonometry ? G Calculus? H Physics? Appendix E: Youth Poll

  18. Public opinion poll on safety and regulations of nuclear energy

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    Park, M. I.; Park, B. I.; Lee, S. M. [Gallup Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-02-15

    The purpose of this poll is not only to research understanding on safety and regulations of nuclear energy and to compare the result by time series followed 2003 to 2002 years, also to establish the public relations strategies and to offer information for developing long-term policies. The contents of the study are on the general perception, safety, management of nuclear power station, regulations and surroundings about nuclear energy.

  19. Public opinion polling and the Yucca Mountain controversy: A seven year inventory December 1986--August 1993

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    Himmelberger, J.J. [Clark Univ., Worcester, MA (United States); Baughman, M.L. [Interch Services Corp., Las Vegas, NV (United States)

    1994-12-31

    This paper presents an inventory of recent (12/87-6/93) public opinion polling activities related to the proposed Yucca Mountain repository. The inventory of polls is discussed in terms of sponsor intentions/objectives, populations polled, survey design/implementation characteristics, and media attention to key findings. We close with some observations on {open_quotes}like{close_quotes} questions as asked over time to Nevadans to shed light on the state of public opinion related to the proposed repository.

  20. Mean waiting time approximation for a real time polling system

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    Cao Chunsheng; Yin Rupo; Zhang Weidong; Cai Yunze

    2007-01-01

    This paper considers a novel polling system with two classes of message which can experience an upper bounded time before being served . The station serves these two classes with mixed service discipline , one class with exhaustive service discipline, and the other with gated service discipline. Using iterative method, we have developed an approximation method to obtain the mean waiting time for each message class . The performance of approximation has been compared with the simulation results . The expression for the upper bound of waiting time is given too .

  1. Union members at the polls in diverse trade union landscapes

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    Arndt, Christoph; Rennwald, Line

    2016-01-01

    This article investigates to what extent social democratic parties still benefit from the support of union members at the polls. Not only are social democratic parties confronted with new competitors in the party systems, but also the union confederations of the socialist labour movement...... are in some countries losing their dominant position due to the rise of separate professional confederations. It is argued in the article that the effect of union membership on voting choice is conditioned by the structure of the trade union movement. The support of union members for social democracy...

  2. Managing Perceptions of Public Opinion: Candidates' and Journalists' Reactions to the 1992 Polls.

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    Bauman, Sandra; Herbst, Susan

    1994-01-01

    Reports on an exploratory, interpretive study of campaign rhetoric, specifically the discourse surrounding opinion polls. Analyzes how candidates, their managers, and journalists reacted to polling results during the 1992 presidential race. Finds that political actors reify public opinion by speaking of survey data as though it were independent of…

  3. Time-limited and k-limited polling systems: a matrix analytic solution

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    Al Hanbali, A.M.; Haan, de R.; Boucherie, R.J.; Ommeren, van J.C.W.

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, we will develop a tool to analyze polling systems with the autonomous-server, the time-limited, and the k-limited service discipline. It is known that these disciplines do not satisfy the well-known branching property in polling system, therefore, hardly any exact result exists in the

  4. Analyzing online sentiment to predict telephone poll results.

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    Fu, King-wa; Chan, Chee-hon

    2013-09-01

    The telephone survey is a common social science research method for capturing public opinion, for example, an individual's values or attitudes, or the government's approval rating. However, reducing domestic landline usage, increasing nonresponse rate, and suffering from response bias of the interviewee's self-reported data pose methodological challenges to such an approach. Because of the labor cost of administration, a phone survey is often conducted on a biweekly or monthly basis, and therefore a daily reflection of public opinion is usually not available. Recently, online sentiment analysis of user-generated content has been deployed to predict public opinion and human behavior. However, its overall effectiveness remains uncertain. This study seeks to examine the temporal association between online sentiment reflected in social media content and phone survey poll results in Hong Kong. Specifically, it aims to find the extent to which online sentiment can predict phone survey results. Using autoregressive integrated moving average time-series analysis, this study suggested that online sentiment scores can lead phone survey results by about 8-15 days, and their correlation coefficients were about 0.16. The finding is significant to the study of social media in social science research, because it supports the conclusion that daily sentiment observed in social media content can serve as a leading predictor for phone survey results, keeping as much as 2 weeks ahead of the monthly announcement of opinion polls. We also discuss the practical and theoretical implications of this study.

  5. Exit Polling in an Emergent Democracy: The Complex Case of Ukraine

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    Natalya Nikolaevna Kharchenko

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available This report considers the methodological specifics of conducting exit polls to verify election returns, mainly using an example of election campaigns in Ukraine from 2002-2007. The deepest public resonance was aroused by exit polls conducted after the second round of Ukrainian presidential elections in 2004. These polls were one of the factors, which led to massive demonstrations (the so-called "Orange Revolution" and the revocation of election results. The authors show that in the environment of administrative pressure on voters, governmental control of mass media, and severe political struggle, inaccuracy increases. Thus, to acquire reliable and valid information, the polling methods used must be modified. The recommendations given for the methodology of conducting exit polls may be useful for emergent democratic countries.

  6. The 41st Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools

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    Bushaw, William J.; McNee, John A.

    2009-01-01

    The authors report the findings of the 41st Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools. The annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools is unique because it's not an advocacy poll, but rather a thoughtful study of Americans' current perceptions of their public schools. Each…

  7. Multiple factors affecting superovulation in Poll Dorset in China.

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    Quan, F; Zhang, Z; An, Z; Hua, S; Zhao, X; Zhang, Y

    2011-02-01

    To expand the breeding flock of Poll Dorset sheep in China, multiple ovulation and embryo transfer breeding program was applied to the limited number of imported Australian Poll Dorset sheep. This study investigated the effects of FSH from three different manufacturers, parity (nulliparous vs multiparous), repeated superovulation, oestrus induction, corpus luteum regression and oestrus delay on Poll Dorset superovulation. The results showed that gonadotropin FSH from Canada Folltropin-V (Ca-FSH) was successfully used for superovulatory treatment with 160 mg-200 mg dosage per ewe and recovered 12.91 ± 7.80 embryos. Multiparous ewes for superovulation treatment were significantly better nulliparous ewes (p<0.05). The successive superovalution treatment reduced significantly embryo collection but did not affect transferable embryo number. Ewes with natural oestrus resulted in significantly higher number of embryos (13.83 ± 4.64) and of transferable embryos (12.00 ± 5.76) than ewes with induced oestrus (7.00 ± 4.92; 4.22 ± 3.42) and unknown oestrus cycle (5.94 ± 3.38; 3.19 ± 2.56, p<0.05). The delayed oestrus ewes at 24 h after superovulatory treatment produced significantly fewer embryos and transferable embryos (0.92 ± 1.51 vs 0.42 ± 0.90) than those with normal oestrus (p<0.01). Furthermore, the more transferable embryos were recovered from ewes with normal corpus luteum than those with corpus luteum regression (5.88 ± 5.09 vs 3.59 ± 4.30 and 8.83 ± 5.75 vs. 6.66 ± 5.41, p<0.01). These results suggest that in our farm practice, a comprehensive treatment method by using the Canadian FSH (Folltropin-V), plus choosing multiparous and natural oestrus ewes with normal corpus luteum might obtain an optimum embryo collection and embryos transfer in sheep. © 2009 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  8. Some Initial Reflections on XML Markup for an Image-Based Electronic Edition of the Brooklyn Museum Aramaic Papyri

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available A collaborative project of the Brooklyn Museum and a number of allied institutions, including Princeton Theological Seminary and West Semitic Research, the Digital Brooklyn Museum Aramaic Papyri (DBMAP is to be both an image-based electronic facsimile edition of the important collection of Aramaic papyri from Elephantine housed at the Brooklyn Museum and an archival resource to support ongoing research on these papyri and the public dissemination of knowledge about them. In the process of building out a (partial prototype of the edition, to serve as a proof of concept, we have discovered little field-specific discussion that might guide our markup decisions. Consequently, here our chief ambition is to initiate such a conversation. After a brief overview of DBMAP, we offer some initial reflection on and assessment of XML markup schemes specifically for Semitic texts from the ancient Near East that comply with TEI, CSE, and MEP guidelines. We take as our example BMAP 3 (=TAD B3.4 and we focus on markup as pertains to the editorial transcription of this documentary text and to the linguistic analysis of the text’s language.

  9. Spanish exit polls. Sampling error or nonresponse bias?

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    Pavía, Jose M.

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Countless examples of misleading forecasts on behalf of both pre-election and exit polls can be found all over the world. Non-representative samples due to differential nonresponse have been claimed as being the main reason for inaccurate exit-poll projections. In real inference problems, it is seldom possible to compare estimates and true values. Electoral forecasts are an exception. Comparisons between estimates and final outcomes can be carried out once votes have been tallied. In this paper, we examine the raw data collected in seven exit polls conducted in Spain and test the likelihood that the data collected in each sampled voting location can be considered as a random sample of actual results. Knowing the answer to this is relevant for both electoral analysts and forecasters as, if the hypothesis is rejected, the shortcomings of the collected data would need amending. Analysts could improve the quality of their computations by implementing local correction strategies. We find strong evidence of nonsampling error in Spanish exit polls and evidence that the political context matters. Nonresponse bias is larger in polarized elections and in a climate of fearExiste un gran número de ejemplos de predicciones inexactas obtenidas a partir tanto de encuestas pre-electorales como de encuestas a pie de urna a lo largo del mundo. La presencia de tasas de no-respuesta diferencial entre distintos tipos de electores ha sido la principal razón esgrimida para justificar las proyecciones erróneas en las encuestas a pie de urna. En problemas de inferencia rara vez es posible comparar estimaciones y valores reales. Las predicciones electorales son una excepción. La comparación entre estimaciones y resultados finales puede realizarse una vez los votos han sido contabilizados. En este trabajo, examinamos los datos brutos recogidos en siete encuestas a pie de urna realizadas en España y testamos la hipótesis de que los datos recolectados en cada punto

  10. INCORPORATING AGILE WITH MDA CASE STUDY: ONLINE POLLING SYSTEM

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays agile software development is used in greater extend but for small organizations only, whereasMDA is suitable for large organizations but yet not standardized. In this paper the pros and cons ofModel Driven Architecture (MDA and Extreme programming have been discussed. As both of them havesome limitations and cannot be used in both large scale and small scale organizations a new architecturehas been proposed. In this model it is tried to opt the advantages and important values to overcome thelimitations of both the software development procedures. In support to the proposed architecture theimplementation of it on Online Polling System has been discussed and all the phases of softwaredevelopment have been explained.

  11. Fine-mapping the POLL locus in Brahman cattle yields the diagnostic marker CSAFG29.

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    Mariasegaram, Maxy; Harrison, Blair E; Bolton, Jennifer A; Tier, Bruce; Henshall, John M; Barendse, William; Prayaga, Kishore C

    2012-12-01

    The POLL locus has been mapped to the centromeric region of bovine chromosome 1 (BTA1) in both taurine breeds and taurine-indicine crosses in an interval of approximately 1 Mb. It has not yet been mapped in pure-bred zebu cattle. Despite several efforts, neither causative mutations in candidate genes nor a singular diagnostic DNA marker has been identified. In this study, we genotyped a total of 68 Brahman cattle and 20 Hereford cattle informative for the POLL locus for 33 DNA microsatellites, 16 of which we identified de novo from the bovine genome sequence, mapping the POLL locus to the region of the genes IFNAR2 and SYNJ1. The 303-bp allele of the new microsatellite, CSAFG29, showed strong association with the POLL allele. We then genotyped 855 Brahman cattle for CSAFG29 and confirmed the association between the 303-bp allele and POLL. To determine whether the same association was found in taurine breeds, we genotyped 334 animals of the Angus, Hereford and Limousin breeds and 376 animals of the Brangus, Droughtmaster and Santa Gertrudis composite taurine-zebu breeds. The association between the 303-bp allele and POLL was confirmed in these breeds; however, an additional allele (305 bp) was also associated but not fully predictive of POLL. Across the data, CSAFG29 was in sufficient linkage disequilibrium to the POLL allele in Australian Brahman cattle that it could potentially be used as a diagnostic marker in that breed, but this may not be the case in other breeds. Further, we provide confirmatory evidence that the scur phenotype generally occurs in animals that are heterozygous for the POLL allele. © 2012 Commonwealth of Australia, Animal Genetics © 2012 Stichting International Foundation for Animal Genetics.

  12. Single nucleotide polymorphisms concordant with the horned/polled trait in Holsteins

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    Nissing Nick J

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Cattle that naturally do not grow horns are referred to as polled, a trait inherited in a dominant Mendelian fashion. Previous studies have localized the polled mutation (which is unknown to the proximal end of bovine chromosome 1 in a region approximately 3 Mb in size. While a polled genetic test, Tru-Polled™, is commercially available from MetaMorphix Inc., Holsteins are not a validated breed for this test. Findings Approximately 160 kb were sequenced within the known polled region from 12 polled and 12 horned Holsteins. Analysis of the polymorphisms identified 13 novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs that are concordant with the horned/polled trait. Three of the 13 SNPs are located in gene coding or regulatory regions (e.g., the untranslated region, or UTR where one is located in the 3'UTR of a gene and the other two are located in the 5'UTR and coding region (synonymous SNP of another gene. The 3'UTR of genes have been shown to be targets of microRNAs regulating gene expression. In silico analysis indicates the 3'UTR SNP may disrupt a microRNA target site. Conclusion These 13 novel SNPs concordant with the horned/polled trait in Holsteins represent a test panel for the breed and this is the first report to the authors' knowledge of SNPs within gene coding or regulatory regions concordant with the horned/polled trait in cattle. These SNPs will require further testing for verification and further study to determine if the 3'UTR SNP may have a functional effect on the polled trait in Holsteins.

  13. Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: a community response in Brooklyn, New York.

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    Schmeltz, Michael T; González, Sonia K; Fuentes, Liza; Kwan, Amy; Ortega-Williams, Anna; Cowan, Lisa Pilar

    2013-10-01

    The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events have increased in recent decades; one example is Hurricane Sandy. If the frequency and severity continue or increase, adaptation and mitigation efforts are needed to protect vulnerable populations and improve daily life under changed weather conditions. This field report examines the devastation due to Hurricane Sandy experienced in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, a neighborhood consisting of geographically isolated low-lying commercial and residential units, with a concentration of low-income housing, and disproportionate rates of poverty and poor health outcomes largely experienced by Black and Latino residents. Multiple sources of data were reviewed, including street canvasses, governmental reports, community flyers, and meeting transcripts, as well as firsthand observations by a local nonprofit Red Hook Initiative (RHI) and community members, and social media accounts of the effects of Sandy and the response to daily needs. These data are considered within existing theory, evidence, and practice on protecting public health during extreme weather events. Firsthand observations show that a community-based organization in Red Hook, RHI, was at the center of the response to disaster relief, despite the lack of staff training in response to events such as Hurricane Sandy. Review of these data underscores that adaptation and response to climate change and likely resultant extreme weather is a dynamic process requiring an official coordinated governmental response along with on-the-ground volunteer community responders.

  14. Cyclic polling-based dynamic wavelength and bandwidth allocation in wavelength division multiplexing passive optical networks

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    Zhengcheng Xie; Hui Li; Yuefeng Ji

    2009-01-01

    Cyclic polling-based dynamic wavelength and bandwidth allocation algorithm supporting differentiated classes of services in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) passive optical networks (PONs) is proposed. In this algorithm, the optical line terminal (OLT) polls for optical network unit (ONU) requests to transmit data in a cyclic manner. Services are categorized into three classes: expedited forward (EF) priority, assured forwarding (AF) priority, and best effort (BE) priority. The OLT assigns bandwidth for different priorities with different strategies. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm saves a lot of downstream bandwidth under low load and does not show the light-load penalty compared with the simultaneous and interleaved polling schemes.

  15. Economic and social considerations of breeding for polled dairy cows versus dehorning

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    Dairy producers today face labor, equipment, and medical costs associated with dehorning heifers. Further, complications requiring veterinary intervention occur with some probability. The objective of this work is to develop preliminary cost estimates of selecting for polled dairy heifers. Stochasti...

  16. Financial Health in the Navy: Results of the 2014 Quick Poll

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    The 2014 Financial Health Quick Poll is the fourth in a series of Quick Polls, previously conducted in 2008, 2009, and 2011. The issues assessed...included financial health of Sailors, use of financial counseling, financial goals, residences, and PCS moves. Results overall are very positive: most...continue to describe their financial condition as very comfortable or able to make ends meet, most were able to meet their financial obligations, and the

  17. Q methodology and a Delphi poll: a useful approach to researching a narrative approach to therapy

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    2009-01-01

    Q methodology and a Delphi poll combined qualitative and quantitative methods to explore definitions of White and Epston's (1990) narrative approach to therapy among a group of UK practitioners. A Delphi poll was used to generate statements about narrative therapy. The piloting of statements by the Delphi panel identified agreement about theoretical ideas underpinning narrative therapy and certain key practices. A wider group of practitioners ranked the statements in a Q sort and made qualita...

  18. Statistic Poll - Instrument of Study of Balneary Tourism on Romanian Seaside

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    MIRELA SECARĂ; DANIELA SIMONA NENCIU

    2009-01-01

    Investigation based on poll is the most used method of selective research of a collectivity. In the field of tourism, it can provide relevant data concerning particularities of touring demand during a certain period and area, as well as concerns a certain form of tourism. The investigation used to achieve the poll within balneary touring area of Romanian seaside, is conducted on representative fraction of statistic population, according to the number of tourists, and it is focused on the char...

  19. Building America Case Study: Retrofitting Garden-Style Apartments, Brooklyn, New York

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    2016-12-01

    This research effort sought to achieve a solution package that yields energy savings greater than 30 percent over the pre-existing conditions in a minimally intrusive multifamily retrofit project. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) partnered with L+M Development Partners, Inc. on a Mitchell-Lama Housing Program project, Marcus Garvey Village, in Brooklyn, NY (Climate Zone 4A). The Mitchell-Lama Housing Program is a form of housing subsidy in the state of New York that provides affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate- and middle-income families. Marcus Garvey Village was founded in 1975 and contains 625 residential units (ranging from studios to 5-bedroom units) in thirty-two 4-story garden-style apartment structures built with concrete and faced in light brown brick. The single largest challenge for implementation of energy conservation measures at Marcus Garvey was working within occupied spaces. Measures are being implemented in phases to minimize disruption. As of August 2015, the retrofit work is over 50 percent complete. The wall insulation, sealing of the through wall AC vent, and installation of new oil-filled electric baseboards with advanced controls are conducted at one time, limiting disruption to the living room space. In a similar fashion, the kitchen work is done, then the bathroom. The final selection of energy conservation measures is projected to save 26.5 percent in source energy with a cost just under $3.7 million and utility bill savings of nearly $480,000 (of an average $1.8 million annual utility cost for the development).

  20. Building America Case Study: Retrofitting Garden-Style Apartments, Brooklyn, New York

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    H. Nolen, S. Maxwell, R. Neri, J. Grab

    2016-12-01

    This research effort sought to achieve a solution package that yields energy savings greater than 30 percent over the pre-existing conditions in a minimally intrusive multifamily retrofit project. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) partnered with L+M Development Partners, Inc. on a Mitchell-Lama Housing Program project, Marcus Garvey Village, in Brooklyn, NY (Climate Zone 4A). The Mitchell-Lama Housing Program is a form of housing subsidy in the state of New York that provides affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate- and middle-income families. Marcus Garvey Village was founded in 1975 and contains 625 residential units (ranging from studios to 5-bedroom units) in thirty-two 4-story garden-style apartment structures built with concrete and faced in light brown brick. The single largest challenge for implementation of energy conservation measures at Marcus Garvey was working within occupied spaces. Measures are being implemented in phases to minimize disruption. As of August 2015, the retrofit work is over 50 percent complete. The wall insulation, sealing of the through wall AC vent, and installation of new oil-filled electric baseboards with advanced controls are conducted at one time, limiting disruption to the living room space. In a similar fashion, the kitchen work is done, then the bathroom. The final selection of energy conservation measures is projected to save 26.5 percent in source energy with a cost just under $3.7 million and utility bill savings of nearly $480,000 (of an average $1.8 million annual utility cost for the development).

  1. The Role of Municipal Water Ortho-Phosphate on Eutrophication at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York

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    Liu, Y.; Cheng, Z.; Jordan, J.; Doan, A.

    2008-05-01

    Ortho-phosphate has been added to municipal supply as one of the measures for drinking water lead control since 1990's. In New York City, P concentration of tap water has been maintained at about 2 ppm for the past decade. As a result, on average 4 metric tons of P enter the drinking water supply and eventually it is deposited, accumulated and recycled in urban water systems. The impact of this excessive nutrient on urban environment and ecosystems, especially over the long term, has not been adequately addressed. Prospect Lake in Brooklyn is composed of a series of ponds whose water are fed mainly by municipal water supply. More and more severe eutrophication symptoms have become apparent in the past decade. Prospect Park is one of the largest parks in New York City that is visited by millions of people each year. Eutrophication prevailing almost all year in its water system poses management challenges. Finding ways to cure this "chronic disease" requires pinpointing the main source of the nutrients for algal boom. There is an ongoing controversy as to the importance of orthophosphate from the municipal water supply. Preliminary measurements indicate that most P gradually deposit into the series of ponds as it runs through the water system. Although fertilizer has rarely been used at Prospect Park, runoff from nearby lands could have also brought in nutrients that need to be quantified. The contributions from groundwater and animals also remain poorly understood. In addition, there is lack of fundamental understanding of the effects of hydrodynamics and recycling of P among the sediment-water-ecological systems. A phosphorus budget model is being established to study the distribution, recycling, and transport of inorganic and organic P. Ongoing experiments isolate the contributions from dissolved P and sediment P for algal growth. Sediment and water samples are taken from the lake, and then placed in a microcosm system to study the effect of aqueous and sediment

  2. Human fetal exposure to triclosan and triclocarban in an urban population from Brooklyn, New York.

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    Pycke, Benny F G; Geer, Laura A; Dalloul, Mudar; Abulafia, Ovadia; Jenck, Alizee M; Halden, Rolf U

    2014-01-01

    Triclosan (TCS) and triclocarban (TCC) are antimicrobial agents formulated in a wide variety of consumer products (including soaps, toothpaste, medical devices, plastics, and fabrics) that are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In late 2014, the FDA will consider regulating the use of both chemicals, which are under scrutiny regarding lack of effectiveness, potential for endocrine disruption, and potential contribution to bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Here, we report on body burdens of TCS and TCC resulting from real-world exposures during pregnancy. Using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, we determined the concentrations of TCS, TCC, and its human metabolites (2'-hydroxy-TCC and 3'-hydroxy-TCC) as well as the manufacturing byproduct (3'-chloro-TCC) as total concentrations (Σ-) after conjugate hydrolysis in maternal urine and cord blood plasma from a cohort of 181 expecting mother/infant pairs in an urban multiethnic population from Brooklyn, NY recruited in 2007-09. TCS was detected in 100% of urine and 51% of cord blood samples after conjugate hydrolysis. The interquartile range (IQR) of detected TCS concentrations in urine was highly similar to the IQR reported previously for the age-matched population of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2003 to 2004, but typically higher than the IQR reported previously for the general population (detection frequency = 74.6%). Urinary levels of TCC are reported here for the first time from real-world exposures during pregnancy, showing a median concentration of 0.21 μg/L. Urinary concentrations of TCC correlated well with its phase-I metabolite ∑-2'-hydroxy-TCC (r = 0.49) and the manufacturing byproduct ∑-3'-chloro-TCC C (r = 0.79), and ∑-2'-hydroxy-TCC correlated strongly with ∑-3'-hydroxy-TCC (r = 0.99). This human biomonitoring study presents the first body burden data for TCC from exposures

  3. On Two-Level State-Dependent Routing Polling Systems with Mixed Service

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    Guan Zheng

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on priority differentiation and efficiency of the system, we consider an N+1 queues’ single-server two-level polling system which consists of one key queue and N normal queues. The novel contribution of the present paper is that we consider that the server just polls active queues with customers waiting in the queue. Furthermore, key queue is served with exhaustive service and normal queues are served with 1-limited service in a parallel scheduling. For this model, we derive an expression for the probability generating function of the joint queue length distribution at polling epochs. Based on these results, we derive the explicit closed-form expressions for the mean waiting time. Numerical examples demonstrate that theoretical and simulation results are identical and the new system is efficient both at key queue and normal queues.

  4. Modeling the influence of polls on elections: a population dynamics approach

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    Hyman, James M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Restrepo, Juan M [UNIV OF ARIZONA; Rael, Rosalyn C [UNIV OF ARIZONA

    2009-01-01

    We propose a population dynamics model for quantifying the effects of polling data on the outcome of multi-party elections decided by a majority-rule voting process. We divide the population into two groups: committed voters impervious to polling data, and susceptible voters whose decision to vote is influenced by data, depending on its reliability. This population-based approach to modeling the process sidesteps the problem of upscaling models based upon the choices made by individuals. We find releasing poll data is not advantageous to leading candidates, but it can be exploited by those closely trailing. The analysis identifies the particular type of voting impetus at play in different stages of an election and could help strategists optimize their influence on susceptible voters.

  5. The Application of Interpersonal Relationship Poll to the Enhancement of Management Efficacy

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    Kuo-Wei Lin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Every employee needs to directly face their different superiors and subordinates that he must have ability to get along with other people or teams. It is the ability that he could communicate, coordinate, convince, negotiate and inspire his working partners smoothly and the organization, leadership and control could be implemented in accordance with the established plans. So the interpersonal relationship of employees may severely affect an organization. Although many enterprises have developed their own assessment systems, most of the systems focus on performance evaluation and few of them explore the efficacy of organization from the angle of employee’s interpersonal relationship. Approach: This study aims to develop a well-rounded model for the interpersonal relationship poll that every employee could receive poll for his own interpersonal relationship. Through the questionnaire poll that includes self-assessment and other’s assessment, one could systematically and methodically see himself from the eyes of others and understand whether he is an asset or a liability in the operation of organization, a resistance force or a boosting force that he could modify his own interpersonal relationship and in turn enhance the operational efficacy in organization. Results: The model for interpersonal relationship poll developed by the study has been practically applied. After an employee understand his working partners’ views on him in the poll, his relationship with other colleagues is improved and his performance is enhanced. Conclusion: The interpersonal relationship poll made full use of the approaches in raising questions to the persons involved for self-evaluation and assessed by others, jumped out passive and slow one-way self-examination and turned to positive, quick two-way communications that were substantially helpful in harmonizing interpersonal relationship and enhancing the operational efficacy in

  6. Changing Expectations of College: The 47th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools

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    2015-01-01

    This installment reporting on the 47th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of American's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools focuses on American's views of the value of a high school and a college education and the affordability of college. It is the first year the poll included enough respondents to be able to break out sentiments of specific demographic…

  7. Excellence and Success through Career Understanding and Enriched Language Activities (Project ESCUELA). Community School District 14, Brooklyn. Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OER Report.

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    Lynch, Joanne

    This report presents an evaluation of the Excellence and Success through Career Understanding and Enriched Language Activities (Project ESCUELA), an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its second year of operation at five schools in Brooklyn, New York. The project served 415 Spanish-speaking and 178 Yiddish-speaking…

  8. The Application of The Double Queue Asymmetric Gated Service Polling Control Theory in Intelligent Traffic System

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    Zhao Yi Fan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available paper presents a new use of double queues asymmetric gated service polling system in the intelligent traffic light control system.Usually there are more vehicles in main road than minor road,so there are more green light time be needed in the main road.From the computer simulation and theory analysis,we can find that the application of double queues asymmetric gated service polling theory in intelligent traffic system can balance intersections load and set suitable passing time for vehicles to assure the roads open.

  9. The Application of the Exhaustive Polling Theory in Intelligent Traffic System

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    Wang Meng Yao

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new use of exhaustive service polling system in the intelligent traffic light control system.Vehicles arrival rate is measured in the system. Through the relationship between arrival rate and mean waiting time ,mean queue length in exhaustive service polling system, achieved an technology that intelligent adjust the length of traffic light time according to the arrive rate.The more arrive rate the longer green light time. With the intelligent control, the road capacity is more.

  10. Semi-polling based interrupt mitigation for high performance packet processing

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    2005-01-01

    Interrupt-driven systems can be collapsed due to frequent NIC interrupts under heavy network traffic. To mitigate this problem, a high-performance communication mechanism SBIM based on real-time OS RTLinux is designed and implemented. A new concept of semi-polling is presented. With state-based semi-polling mechanism and lightweight buffering algorithm, interrupt frequency is reduced and the performance for short packet is significantly ameliorated. The experimental results indicate that the throughputs of SBIM for 64byte and 1500byte packets are 394Mbps and 895Mbps in Gigabit Ethernet environments, which show that the performance of SBIM surpasses that of other mechanisms.

  11. Metacognition and the Influence of Polling Systems: How Do Clickers Compare with Low Technology Systems

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    Brady, Melanie; Seli, Helena; Rosenthal, Jane

    2013-01-01

    Recent research suggests that clickers (electronic feedback devices) influence metacognition. This article reports qualitative findings from a quasi-experimental study comparing clickers and low technology polling. We sought to establish how clickers influence metacognition and whether differences exist in how each response system influences…

  12. Two Currencies - One Model? Evidence from the Wall Street Journal forecast poll

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    Stadtmann, Georg; Ruelke, Jan Christoph; Frenkel, Michael

    2009-01-01

    We use the foreign exchange forecasts of the Wall Street Journal poll to compare forecasters' expectation formation process for the exchange rates of the euro and the yen against the U.S. dollar for the period 1999 - 2005. We also contrast the expectation formation process with the actual exchang...

  13. Newspaper Readership and Individual Estimation of Public Opinion: Do People Pay Attention to Poll Stories?

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    Richardson, Brian E.

    A study examined mass media use and ability to predict public support for two heavily publicized Florida referenda--casino gambling and a statewide lottery. It was hypothesized that (1) voters who read newspapers that publish election public opinion poll stories will be better able to predict support for the issues than voters who rely on friends…

  14. Gallup Poll: Using the Internet to Learn about the Influence of Public Opinion in Politics

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    Scheuerell, Scott

    2008-01-01

    The author discusses how high school civics teachers can use the Gallup Poll Web site to teach students about the influence of public opinion in politics. The author describes his firsthand experiences using the Web site with high school students. He emphasizes the need for teachers to structure higher-level thinking questions instead of having…

  15. Making Teacher Education Better: The Impact of Polling Data on a Methods of Teaching English Course

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    Carlson, David Lee

    2011-01-01

    Weekly poll results were used as an intervention in this action research project to determine whether a Methods of Teaching English course could meet the needs of local preservice teachers. Results indicate that students believed that they were better prepared to teach English in secondary schools because of course materials and activities.…

  16. Ten-Year Trends in Public Opinion from the "EDNEXT" Poll

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    Peterson, Paul E.; Henderson, Michael B.; West, Martin R.; Barrows, Samuel

    2017-01-01

    The year 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the "Education Next" poll on K-12 education policy, offering "Education Next" the opportunity to take a retrospective look at public opinion on this vital topic. In 8 of the past 10 years, "Education Next" has also surveyed teachers on the subject and has seen some…

  17. Making Teacher Education Better: The Impact of Polling Data on a Methods of Teaching English Course

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    Carlson, David Lee

    2011-01-01

    Weekly poll results were used as an intervention in this action research project to determine whether a Methods of Teaching English course could meet the needs of local preservice teachers. Results indicate that students believed that they were better prepared to teach English in secondary schools because of course materials and activities.…

  18. Metacognition and the Influence of Polling Systems: How Do Clickers Compare with Low Technology Systems

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    Brady, Melanie; Seli, Helena; Rosenthal, Jane

    2013-01-01

    Recent research suggests that clickers (electronic feedback devices) influence metacognition. This article reports qualitative findings from a quasi-experimental study comparing clickers and low technology polling. We sought to establish how clickers influence metacognition and whether differences exist in how each response system influences…

  19. Polling on a Budget: Implementing Telephone Surveys in Introductory and Advanced American Politics Courses

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    Williamson, Jonathan

    2011-01-01

    Research suggests that student learning is enhanced when students are engaged through active learning strategies. In studying public opinion and polling, challenges include the provision of meaningful active learning environments when resources are limited. In this article, I discuss the design and implementation of telephone surveys as a teaching…

  20. Improving the Quality of Student Experience in Large Lectures Using Quick Polls

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    Calma, Angelito; Webster, Beverley; Petry, Stefan; Pesina, Jenny

    2014-01-01

    A quick polling initiative was tested in finance classes using multiple choice questions to determine whether it can improve student interaction and engagement in a large class. Students (n = 446) responded using either a smartphone app (53%) or by using pen and paper (47%). Immediate feedback was provided to students using charts that were…

  1. Iowa Books for Young Adults Poll (Books for the Teenage Reader).

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    Conner, John W.

    1989-01-01

    Presents the results of the 1988 Books for Young Adults Poll. Includes the 31 most popular reading choices of Iowa and Illinois high school students. Provides brief summaries and publication information on books in the following categories: contemporary realism; historical fiction; science fiction; nonfiction; and adventure, mystery, suspense. (MM)

  2. U.S. Muslims after 9/11:  Poll Trends 2001-2007

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    Clark McCauley

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The terrorist attacks on September 11th 2001 brought increased attention to Muslims living in the United States. Results from four national polls of Muslim Americans conducted between 2001 and 2007 indicate that Muslim Americans feel increasingly negative about the direction in which America is heading and increasingly see the war on terrorism as a war on Islam.

  3. Youth Voter Turnout 1992 to 2004: Estimates from Exit Polls. CIRCLE Fact Sheet.

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    Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, 2005

    2005-01-01

    CIRCLE has issued two releases estimating youth turnout in the 2004 presidential election. The first release was issued on November 3rd and provided the earliest turnout estimates based on National Election Pool (NEP) state and national exit polls and a preliminary vote count. The second was a Fact Sheet released on November 8th which provided…

  4. QoS Support Polling Scheme for Multimedia Traffic in Wireless LAN MAC Protocol

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    YANG Zhijun; ZHAO Dongfeng

    2008-01-01

    Quality of service (QoS) support is a key attribute for multimedia traffic including video, voice, and data in wireless local area networks (LANs) but is limited in 802.11-based wireless LANs. A polling-based scheme called the point coordination function (PCF) was developed for 802.11 LANs to support the trans-mission of multimedia traffic. However, the PCF is not able to meet the desired practical traffic differentiation requirements for real-time data. This paper describes a QoS support polling scheme based on the IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC) protocol. The scheme uses a two-level polling mechanism with the QoS classes differentiated by two different access policies. Stations with higher priority traffic such as key or real-time data form the first level and can access the common channel through an exhaustive access policy. Other stations with lower priority traffic form the second level and can access the channel through a gated access policy. A system model based on imbedded Markov chain theory and a generation function were setup to explicitly analyze the mean information packet waiting time of the two-level polling scheme. Theo-retical and simulation results show that the new scheme efficiently differentiates services to guarantee better QoS and system stability.

  5. Time-limited polling systems with batch arrivals and phase-type service times

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    Al Hanbali, A.M.; Haan, de R.; Boucherie, R.J.; Ommeren, van J.K.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we develop a general framework to analyze polling systems with either the autonomous-server or the time-limited service discipline. According to the autonomous-server discipline, the server continues servicing a queue for a certain period of time. According to the time-limited service

  6. The 33rd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools.

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    Rose, Lowell C.; Gallup, Alec M.

    2001-01-01

    Presents results of the 33rd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll on the public's attitudes toward the public schools. Includes a summary of key findings and tables showing percentage distributions of responses to each question. (PKP)

  7. Voting Places, voter polling places, Published in 2006, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Washoe County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2006. It is described as 'voter polling...

  8. Treatment of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis : 1995 poll of members of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

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    Kimpen, JLL; Schaad, UB

    1997-01-01

    Background. Among the lower respiratory tract infections during infancy requiring hospitalization, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis is the most frequent disease entity. Nevertheless treatment remains controversial. Methods. A poll among the European Society for Paediatric Infectious D

  9. Treatment of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis : 1995 poll of members of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

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    Kimpen, JLL; Schaad, UB

    Background. Among the lower respiratory tract infections during infancy requiring hospitalization, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis is the most frequent disease entity. Nevertheless treatment remains controversial. Methods. A poll among the European Society for Paediatric Infectious

  10. A role of the sires and dams in the hermaphrodite phenomenon linked with polled Damascus goat breed

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    M. Roukbi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The selection for polled character as preferential in Damascus breed leads to spread homozygous individuals for the polled gene and polled intersexes and consequently further economic losses in this breed. It’s very important to study the genetic origin, the role of sirs and dams in the development of intersexuality linked with hornlessness, and evaluate some other effects in the excess of the intersexes in caprine herd. To perform this work data of 52 intersexes issues from mating 19 polled bucks with 12 horned and 37 polled goats in Humeimeh research station, belonging to General commission for agricultural scientific research, were collected and analyzed by mean of Chi-Square (SAS, 1998. The results showed the statistical effect of sires (P≤0.007 and the unstististical effect (P≥0.05 of dames on the development of polled intersexes in Damascus goat breed. The number of kids intersexes were repeated 10, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 for 1, 2, 2 and 1, five and eight sire number respectively. Whereas the number of kids intersexes were repeated only 2 and 1 for 3 and 46 goat number respectively. The sex of the kids, kidding type and horned goat character have all highly significant effect (P≤0.001 and this because intersex cases issues of single births and twin birth: twin to male, twin to female, and triple births: twin to male and female, and twin to tow males respectively were repeated 17, 18, 14, 2 and 1 respectively. Also, single births, twin births and triple births were repeated 17, 32 and 3 respectively. Cases of intersexuality issues from horned and polled goats were repeated 14 and 38 respectively. It was concluded the important role of hornlessness genetic and multiple births in the development of polled intersexes in Damascus goat breed.

  11. [Value of public opinion polls for evaluating the acceptability of epidemiologic surveys in urban areas].

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    Boutin, J P; Lahanier, D; Roux, J

    1989-01-01

    A prevalence study on non communicable diseases related to nutrition, alcoholism and tabagism is planned in French Polynesia. The methodology used, although complicated, has been successful in insular states of the South Pacific with either traditional or transitional ways of life. Acceptability level of the study in the urban area of Papeete (Tahiti) has been tested by a public opinion poll using the quota method in order to obtain valuable information on feasibility of the project. The public opinion poll showed that 75% of people would participate, 19.5% would be reluctant and 5.5% would hesitate. The good results must be carefully interpreted with regards to the multi-ethnic structure of French Polynesian population, and to the limits of the quota method.

  12. Time-Limited and k-Limited Polling Systems: A Matrix Analytic Solution

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    Hanbali, Ahmad Al; Boucherie, Richard J; van Ommeren, Jan-Kees

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we will develop a tool to analyze polling systems with the autonomous-server, the time-limited, and the k-limited service discipline. It is known that these disciplines do not satisfy the well-known branching property in polling system, therefore, hardly any exact result exists in the literature for them. Our strategy is to apply an iterative scheme that is based on relating in closed-form the joint queue-length at the beginning and the end of a server visit to a queue. These kernel relations are derived using the theory of absorbing Markov chains. Finally, we will show that our tool works also in the case of a tandem queueing network with a single server that can serve one queue at a time.

  13. A DISCRETE TIME TWO-LEVEL MIXED SERVICE PARALLEL POLLING MODEL

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    Guan Zheng; Zhao Dongfeng; Zhao Yifan

    2012-01-01

    We present a discrete time single-server two-level mixed service polling systems with two queue types,one center queue and N normal queues.Two-level means the center queue will be successive served after each normal queue.In the first level,server visits between the center queue and the normal queue.In the second level,normal queues are polled by a cyclic order.Mixed service means the service discipline are exhaustive for center queue,and parallel i-limited for normal queues.We propose an imbedded Markov chain framework to drive the closed-form expressions for the mean cycle time,mean queue length,and mean waiting time.Numerical examples demonstrate that theoretical and simulation results are identical the new system efficiently differentiates priorities.

  14. Do Professional Forecasters Trust in Taylor-Type Rules? - Evidence from the Wall Street Journal Poll

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    Ruelke, Jan Christoph; Fendel, Ralf; Frenkel, Michael

    2011-01-01

    Abstract This paper uses the monthly Wall Street Journal poll between 2002 and 2008 to analyze whether professional economic forecasters believe in and, thus, apply Taylor-type rules for their own forecasts. Using their forecasts for the Federal Funds rate, the in ation rate and capacity utilization, we estimate whether those are internally consistent with the message of Taylor(-type) rules. We find that the expectation formation can indeed be described by Taylor-...

  15. A Markov chain model of a polling system with parameter regeneration

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    2007-01-01

    International audience; We study a model of a polling system i.e.\\ a collection of $d$ queues with a single server that switches from queue to queue. The service time distribution and arrival rates change randomly every time a queue is emptied. This model is mapped to a mathematically equivalent model of a random walk with random choice of transition probabilities, a model which is of independent interest. All our results are obtained using methods from the constructive theory of Markov chain...

  16. Urban agriculture: long-term strategy or impossible dream?: Lessons from Prospect Farm in Brooklyn, New York.

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    Angotti, T

    2015-04-01

    Proponents of urban agriculture have identified its potential to improve health and the environment but in New York City and other densely developed and populated urban areas, it faces huge challenges because of the shortage of space, cost of land, and the lack of contemporary local food production. However, large portions of the city and metropolitan region do have open land and a history of agricultural production in the not-too-distant past. Local food movements and concerns about food security have sparked a growing interest in urban farming. Policies in other sectors to address diet-related illnesses, environmental quality and climate change may also provide opportunities to expand urban farming. Nevertheless, for any major advances in urban agriculture, significant changes in local and regional land use policies are needed. These do not appear to be forthcoming any time soon unless food movements amplify their voices in local and national food policy. Based on his experiences as founder of a small farm in Brooklyn, New York and his engagement with local food movements, the author analyzes obstacles and opportunities for expanding urban agriculture in New York. Copyright © 2014 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Immunohistochemical studies on the poll gland of the dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) during the rutting season.

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    Ebada, Safwat; Helal, Amr; Alkafafy, Mohamed

    2012-07-01

    The poll glands are subcutaneous exocrine glands located on the back of the neck behind the ears in male camels. The function of poll glands is not well known, though they are thought to play a role during the rutting season. The presence, location and degree of immunolocalization of microfilaments and intermediate filament systems: actin and cytokeratins (Cks) and also S100 protein were studied in the poll glands in sexually mature one-humped camels during the rutting season. These proteins were variably expressed between the epithelia, perialveolar, interalveolar tissue and the periductal tissue. Strong α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) immunoreactivity (IR) was displayed by the perialveolar myoepithelial cells, periductal and vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs), but not in the epithelial cells. Cytokeratin (Ck)-IR was strong in the epithelial lining of the secretory alveoli and excretory ducts, however, the apical blebs of the secretory cells were almost negative. Weak to moderate Ck-IR was observed in the perialveolar myoepithelial cells, but not in the interalveolar tissue or endothelial cells. S100 protein was expressed variably in the epithelial lining of the secretory alveoli. S100-IR was more obvious in the supranuclear region and the apical blebs. Variable reaction was observed in the perialveolar myoepithelial cells, periductal and interductal tissue and endothelial cells.

  18. Lévy-driven polling systems and continuous-state branching processes

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we consider a ring of N ≥ 1 queues served by a single server in a cyclic order. After having served a queue (according to a service discipline that may vary from queue to queue, there is a switch-over period and then the server serves the next queue and so forth. This model is known in the literature as a polling model.Each of the queues is fed by a non-decreasing Lévy process, which can be different during each of the consecutive periods within the server's cycle. The N-dimensional Lévy processes obtained in this fashion are described by their (joint Laplace exponent, thus allowing for non-independent input streams. For such a system we derive the steady-state distribution of the joint workload at embedded epochs, i.e. polling and switching instants. Using the Kella-Whitt martingale, we also derive the steady-state distribution at an arbitrary epoch.Our analysis heavily relies on establishing a link between fluid (Lévy input polling systems and multi-type Jiřina processes (continuous-state discrete-time branching processes. This is done by properly defining the notion of the branching property for a discipline, which can be traced back to Fuhrmann and Resing. This definition is broad enough to contain the most important service disciplines, like exhaustive and gated.

  19. Two-Queue Polling Model with a Timer and a Randomly-Timed Gated Mechanism

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    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we consider two-queue polling model with a Timer and a RandomlyTimed Gated (RTG) mechanism. At queue Q1, we employ a Timer T(1): whenever the server polls queue Q1 and finds it empty, it activates a Timer. If a customer arrives before the Timer expires, a busy period starts in accordance with exhaustive service discipline. However, if the Timer is shorter than the interarrival time to queue Q1, the server does not wait any more and switches back to queue Q2. At queue Q2, we operate a RTG mechanism T(2), that is, whenever the server reenters queue Q2, an exponential time T(2) is activated. If the server empties the queue before T(2), it immediately leaves for queue Q1. Otherwise, the server completes all the work accumulated up to time T(2) and leaves. Under the assumption of Poisson arrivals, general service and switchover time distributions, we obtain probability generating function (PGF) of the queue lengths at polling instant and mean cycle length and Laplace Stieltjes transform (LST) of the workload.

  20. Sistem Pemungutan Suara Elektronik Menggunakan Model Poll Site E-Voting

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    Haryati Haryati

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    Full Text Available General elections is a regular agenda for a democtaric state, the applied paper based voting has several drawbacks, including spoiled ballots, inaccuracy in the counting of votes and reporting of election results which tends to be slow. Therefore , it needs to develop an electronic voting system that is user friendly for Indonesian people, which will reduce confusion from the previous system changes. Electronic voting aims at increasing participation, accuracy and efficiency of election results. Electrinoc voting has its own challenges to the implementation in Indonesia, ranging from the lack of legal protection, the heterogeneous level of education, culture, soceity and the digital gaps. The model developed in this thesis is the poll site e-voting, based on the rules of General Elections Commision (KPU as the organizer of the elections. In this model, people still go to the pools, using the ID number od ID card as a verification tool and voting at the voting booths provided. The system automatically stores the results in a database option, and after the spesified time will show both the results of the voting and other and other information required by the Commission. Voting system with a model of e-voting poll site is expected to have a good chance an a low level of risk to be applied in Indonesia.   Keywords : E-voting; Poll site; Rule based; Risk.

  1. Freshwater-saltwater transition zone movement during aquifer storage and recovery cycles in Brooklyn and Queens, New York City, USA

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    Misut, P.E.; Voss, C.I.

    2007-01-01

    Freshwater storage in deep aquifers of Brooklyn and Queens, New York, USA, is under consideration as an emergency water supply for New York City. The purpose of a New York City storage and recovery system is to provide an emergency water supply during times of drought or other contingencies and would entail longer-term storage phases than a typical annual cycle. There is concern amongst neighboring coastal communities that such a system would adversely impact their local water supplies via increased saltwater intrusion. This analysis uses three-dimensional modeling of variable-density ground-water flow and salt transport to study conditions under which hypothetical aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) may not adversely impact the coastal water supplies. A range of storage, pause, and recovery phase lengths and ASR cycle repetitions were used to test scenarios that emphasize control of potential saltwater intrusion. The USGS SUTRA code was used to simulate movement of the freshwater-saltwater transition zones in a detailed model of the upper glacial, Jameco, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers of western Long Island, New York. Simulated transition zones in the upper glacial, Jameco, and Magothy aquifers reach a steady state for 1999 stress and recharge conditions within 1 ka; however, saltwater encroachment is ongoing in the Lloyd (deepest) aquifer, for which the effects of the rise in sea level since deglaciation on transition zone equilibration are retarded by many ka due to the thick, overlying Raritan confining unit. Pumping in the 20th century has also caused widening and landward movement of the Lloyd aquifer transition zone. Simulation of scenarios of freshwater storage by injection followed by phases of pause and recovery by extraction indicates that the effect of net storage when less water is recovered than injected is to set up a hydraulic saltwater intrusion barrier in the Lloyd aquifer which may have beneficial effects to coastal water users. ?? 2007 Elsevier B

  2. Prevalent practice patterns in glaucoma: Poll of Indian ophthalmologists at a national conference

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    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of this study is to explore and compare the prevailing practice patterns in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma among subspecialists and general ophthalmologists in India. Materials and Methods: This is an interactive audience response system (ARS based poll of ophthalmologists attending the annual conference of the Glaucoma Society of India in 2013. Results: The information was obtained from 379 ophthalmologists (146 glaucoma specialists, 54 nonglaucoma subspecialists, and 179 general ophthalmologists. The majority of polled ophthalmologists (236; 62% had 10 or more years of experience in ophthalmology. The glaucoma specialists differed from nonglaucomatologists in their preference for Goldmann applanation tonometer (P < 0.01, four-mirror gonioscope (P < 0.01, Humphrey perimeter (P < 0.01, laser peripheral iridotomy in primary angle closure disease (P = 0.03, postiridotomy gonioscopy (P < 0.01, and usage of antifibrotic agents during filtering surgery (P < 0.01. Optical coherence tomography was the most preferred imaging modality and was utilized more often by the subspecialists than general ophthalmologists. The ophthalmologists also differed in their choice of antiglaucoma medications. More glaucoma specialists were performing surgery on children with congenital glaucoma (P < 0.01, implanting glaucoma drainage devices (P < 0.01, and using scientific journals to upgrade knowledge (P = 0.03 than the other ophthalmologists. Conclusions: This poll is the first of its kind in India, in its usage of the ARS, and in comparing the practice patterns of care for glaucoma among subspecialists and general ophthalmologists. It has revealed substantial diversity in a few areas among those who did and did not receive specialty training in glaucoma.

  3. El Puente de Brooklyn y el cine. Análisis fílmico-estético de la estructura

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    Actas del Segundo Congreso Internacional de Historia y Cine organizado por el Instituto de Cultura y Tecnología Miguel de Unamuno y celebrado del 9 al 11 de septiembre de 2010 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid El puente de Brooklyn es posiblemente la estructura más filmada en toda la historia del cine. En el artículo se analiza si esta circunstancia se debe a sus cualidades ingenieriles, a las innovaciones técnicas que presentó en su momento y a sus virtudes paisajísticas, estudiando ...

  4. Effectiveness of flipped classroom with Poll Everywhere as a teaching-learning method for pharmacy students.

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    Gubbiyappa, Kumar Shiva; Barua, Ankur; Das, Biswadeep; Vasudeva Murthy, C R; Baloch, Hasnain Zafar

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    Flipped classroom (FC) is a pedagogical model to engage students in learning process by replacing the didactic lectures. Using technology, lectures are moved out of the classroom and delivered online as means to provide interaction and collaboration. Poll Everywhere is an audience response system (ARS) which can be used in an FC to make the activities more interesting, engaging, and interactive. This study aims to study the perception of undergraduate pharmacy students on FC activity using Poll Everywhere ARS and to study the effectiveness of FC activity as a teaching-learning tool for delivering complementary medicine module in the undergraduate pharmacy program. In this nonrandomized trial on interrupted time series study, flipped class was conducted on group of 112 students of bachelor of pharmacy semester V. The topic selected was popular herbal remedies of the complementary medicine module. Flipped class was conducted with audio and video presentation in the form of a quiz using ten one-best-answer type of multiple-choice questions covering the learning objectives. Audience response was captured using web-based interaction with Poll Everywhere. Feedback was obtained from participants at the end of FC activity and debriefing was done. Randomly selected 112 complete responses were included in the final analysis. There were 47 (42%) male and 65 (58%) female respondents. The overall Cronbach's alpha of feedback questionnaire was 0.912. The central tendencies and dispersions of items in the questionnaire indicated the effectiveness of FC. The low or middle achievers of quiz session (pretest) during the FC activity were three times (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.1-8.9) at the risk of providing neutral or negative feedback than high achievers (P = 0.040). Those who gave neutral or negative feedback on FC activity were 3.9 times (95% CI = 1.3-11.8) at the risk of becoming low or middle achievers during the end of semester examination (P = 0.013). The multivariate

  5. Effectiveness of flipped classroom with Poll Everywhere as a teaching-learning method for pharmacy students

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    Gubbiyappa, Kumar Shiva; Barua, Ankur; Das, Biswadeep; Vasudeva Murthy, C. R.; Baloch, Hasnain Zafar

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    Objectives: Flipped classroom (FC) is a pedagogical model to engage students in learning process by replacing the didactic lectures. Using technology, lectures are moved out of the classroom and delivered online as means to provide interaction and collaboration. Poll Everywhere is an audience response system (ARS) which can be used in an FC to make the activities more interesting, engaging, and interactive. This study aims to study the perception of undergraduate pharmacy students on FC activity using Poll Everywhere ARS and to study the effectiveness of FC activity as a teaching-learning tool for delivering complementary medicine module in the undergraduate pharmacy program. Materials and Methods: In this nonrandomized trial on interrupted time series study, flipped class was conducted on group of 112 students of bachelor of pharmacy semester V. The topic selected was popular herbal remedies of the complementary medicine module. Flipped class was conducted with audio and video presentation in the form of a quiz using ten one-best-answer type of multiple-choice questions covering the learning objectives. Audience response was captured using web-based interaction with Poll Everywhere. Feedback was obtained from participants at the end of FC activity and debriefing was done. Results: Randomly selected 112 complete responses were included in the final analysis. There were 47 (42%) male and 65 (58%) female respondents. The overall Cronbach’s alpha of feedback questionnaire was 0.912. The central tendencies and dispersions of items in the questionnaire indicated the effectiveness of FC. The low or middle achievers of quiz session (pretest) during the FC activity were three times (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.1–8.9) at the risk of providing neutral or negative feedback than high achievers (P = 0.040). Those who gave neutral or negative feedback on FC activity were 3.9 times (95% CI = 1.3–11.8) at the risk of becoming low or middle achievers during the end of

  6. THE POLL-TAX ACCOUNT BOOK NO. 1375 OF CYPRUS FOR THE YEAR 1269 (1852-1853

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    Full Text Available The poll-tax account book No. 1375 contains the claims and collection data of the poll-tax and their account records for the year 1269 (1852-1853. According to the book, based on the poll-tax for the same year; it was agreed to collect from 1.572 prosperous, 8.199 middle sort and 11.568 low-income (a total of 21.339 non-Muslim citizens living in Lefkoşa Centre and Tuzla, Limoson, Piskopi, Gilan, Evdim, Magosa, Karpas, Dağ, Değirmenlik, Baf, Kukla, Hırsofı, Lefke, Omorfo, Mesarye and Girne (16 towns, a total amount of 512.640 gurus.According to the poll-tax records collected in the year 1269 (1852-1853 thenon-muslim citizens, liable to poll-tax in the island of Cyprus, lived in Lefkoşacentre, sixteen towns, 35 neighbourhoods and 492 villages. Their population was22.624 of which 1121 were prosperous, 8441 were middle sort and 13.062 had low income. The amount of tax collected from them was 516.420 gurus.The poll-tax belonging to the year 1269 (1852-1853 was collected in three installments. The first installment collected in March amounts to 311.190 gurus, the second collected in April amounts to 150.360 gurus and the last installment collected in December was 54.870 gurus totalling 516.420 gurus altogether. When examined, the book shows that the amount collected is 3.780 gurus more than the claimed amount of 512.640, and 21.495 gurus more than the previous year.

  7. Novel insights into the bovine polled phenotype and horn ontogenesis in Bovidae.

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    Full Text Available Despite massive research efforts, the molecular etiology of bovine polledness and the developmental pathways involved in horn ontogenesis are still poorly understood. In a recent article, we provided evidence for the existence of at least two different alleles at the Polled locus and identified candidate mutations for each of them. None of these mutations was located in known coding or regulatory regions, thus adding to the complexity of understanding the molecular basis of polledness. We confirm previous results here and exhaustively identify the causative mutation for the Celtic allele (PC and four candidate mutations for the Friesian allele (PF. We describe a previously unreported eyelash-and-eyelid phenotype associated with regular polledness, and present unique histological and gene expression data on bovine horn bud differentiation in fetuses affected by three different horn defect syndromes, as well as in wild-type controls. We propose the ectopic expression of a lincRNA in PC/p horn buds as a probable cause of horn bud agenesis. In addition, we provide evidence for an involvement of OLIG2, FOXL2 and RXFP2 in horn bud differentiation, and draw a first link between bovine, ovine and caprine Polled loci. Our results represent a first and important step in understanding the genetic pathways and key process involved in horn bud differentiation in Bovidae.

  8. The Romanian Office of Studies and Polls. A Survey from 1969 and Its Present Significations

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    Alexandru MATEI

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    Full Text Available The study deals with the activity carried on within the Office of Studies and Polls of the Romanian Radiotelevision during Communism and, at the same time, with the relation between the Office and the official propaganda. The Office was inaugurated in 1967 and was managed by the Marxist historian and sociologist Pavel Câmpeanu. The surveys conducted by its members were perceived as a form of mediation between the Romanian Television and its audience that still evinced, at that time, the (relative freedom of speech of the TV-viewers, in general. At the beginning of the 1970s, however, the political pressure and the wooden discourse of the Communist propaganda took over audio - visual media. The importance of the surveys and of their results rests on the conveyance of the social echo that the pro - Ceauşescu propaganda had. Nonetheless, they reveal that, in terms of popularity, the social visibility of the Romanian Television was broadened thanks to TV shows that provided entertainment, and not to those which pursued ideology. This paper focuses on an analysis undertaken by the members of the Office of Studies and Polls in 1969, concerning the public opinion about the schedules of the radio and television broadcasts.

  9. (MOthers from the Motherland in Edna O’Brien’s The Light of Evening and Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

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    Full Text Available From the last decade, interest in the rewriting of received notions of the Irish diaspora and of the great famine in the literature produced in Ireland has notably increased, in an attempt to revise both Irish history and identity. Within this impulse in contemporary Irish literature, two enduring authors stand out, Edna O’Brien and Colm Tóibín, whose novels, The Light of Evening (2006 and Brooklyn (2009, focus on the individual experiences of post-famine female emigrants to the United States in their unsuccessful attempts to find better living conditions either in the so-called “Promised land” or in their homeland. Taking O’Brien’s The Light of Evening as a predecessor of Tóibín’s Brooklyn, I will argue along this paper that the stories of female emigration unfolded in the two narratives complement each other in ways that, by and large, have passed unnoticed by critics and reviewers. Considering the bond to the land as a metaphor of the bond to the mother, through the present discussion I will also explore O Brien’s and Toíbín’s current discourses on emigration in light of their portrayal of the conflictive mother figures that mirror their own motherland. 

  10. 网络调查在高校德育研究中的应用%The Application of Internet Poll in College Moral Education Research

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    张奕华; 刘劲宇

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    网络调查是传统调查在网络环境下的一种扩展,将网络会议、电子邮件调查、网页问卷调查、网络电视访谈等方法应用于高校德育研究,可以发挥网络调查便捷性、高效性、多样性、匿名性和开放性的优势,但要注意克服网络拥堵、调查内容有限、调查的信度和数据安全性等问题,对此,需要注意网络调查和传统调查相结合、加强对网络调查的研究以及培养一支专业的网络调查队伍。%Internet poll is an extension of the traditional one in the Internet environment, which involves Internet meeting, E-mail poll, Web questionnaire, telephone interview through the Intcrnet and so on in the application of the college moral education. It optimizes the advantages of the convenience, the effectiveness, the diversity, the anonymity and the openness. During the poll, some problems should be avoided, such as the net congestion, the limited content of the poll, the reliability of the poll, the safety of the data and so on. It is essential to fully develop the internet poll in the college moral education, combining the internet poll and the traditional poll, furthering the research on the internet poll and cultivating a team specializing in Internet poll.

  11. Retrenchment in Brooklyn

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    Sussman, Herbert M.

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    A retrospective look at how severe budget reduction during the last two years affected New York City Community College, and at the difficult decisions made and issues considered in retrenchment of services and staff. (JG)

  12. Make Teaching More Professional: The 47th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools

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    Starr, Joshua P.

    2015-01-01

    Americans want higher professional requirements for teachers and believe teacher pay is too low, but they don't like tenure, according to the newest PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes To­ward the Public Schools. Public school parents trust and have confidence in the nation's teachers, and they said communicating with their child's teacher…

  13. The 38th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools

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    Rose, Lowell C.; Gallup, Alec M.

    2006-01-01

    Rose and Gallup report on the results of the 38th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitude Toward the Public Schools. This year's survey examined No Child Left Behind and the public's perception of the law, the appropriate role of standardized testing, the achievement gap between white students and black and Hispanic students, the…

  14. The 34th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools.

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    Rose, Lowell C.; Gallup, Alec M.

    2002-01-01

    Results of the 34th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the public's attitudes toward the public schools. Reports, for example, that school-age parents continue to regard local schools favorably, 71 percent of whom give the school attended by their oldest child a grade of A or B. (PKP)

  15. The 39th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools

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    Rose, Lowell C.; Gallup, Alec M.

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the authors report the results of the 39th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the public's attitudes toward the public schools. This year's report examined the public's assessment of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and its principal strategy, standardized testing. The authors include a summary of key findings and tables showing…

  16. Right and Wrong and Cultural Diversity: Replication of the 2002 NAS/Zogby Poll on Business Ethics

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    2004-01-01

    In April 2002, a NAS/Zogby poll found that only a quarter of sampled students perceived uniform standards of "right and wrong" and that most students felt that ethical behavior depends on cultural diversity. In this effort to replicate those findings in a larger sample of American college students, the authors obtained results that contradict the…

  17. Right and Wrong and Cultural Diversity: Replication of the 2002 NAS/Zogby Poll on Business Ethics

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    In April 2002, a NAS/Zogby poll found that only a quarter of sampled students perceived uniform standards of "right and wrong" and that most students felt that ethical behavior depends on cultural diversity. In this effort to replicate those findings in a larger sample of American college students, the authors obtained results that…

  18. Forecasting daily political opinion polls using the fractionally cointegrated VAR model

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    trend from the model follows the vote share of the UKIP very closely, and we thus interpret it as a measure of Euro-skepticism in public opinion rather than an indicator of the more traditional left-right political spectrum. In terms of prediction of vote shares in the election, forecasts generated......We examine forecasting performance of the recent fractionally cointegrated vector autoregressive (FCVAR) model. We use daily polling data of political support in the United Kingdom for 2010-2015 and compare with popular competing models at several forecast horizons. Our findings show that the four...... variants of the FCVAR model considered are generally ranked as the top four models in terms of forecast accuracy, and the FCVAR model significantly outperforms both univariate fractional models and the standard cointegrated VAR (CVAR) model at all forecast horizons. The relative forecast improvement...

  19. A Scheme to Optimize Flow Routing and Polling Switch Selection of Software Defined Networks.

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    Full Text Available This paper aims at minimizing the communication cost for collecting flow information in Software Defined Networks (SDN. Since flow-based information collecting method requires too much communication cost, and switch-based method proposed recently cannot benefit from controlling flow routing, jointly optimize flow routing and polling switch selection is proposed to reduce the communication cost. To this end, joint optimization problem is formulated as an Integer Linear Programming (ILP model firstly. Since the ILP model is intractable in large size network, we also design an optimal algorithm for the multi-rooted tree topology and an efficient heuristic algorithm for general topology. According to extensive simulations, it is found that our method can save up to 55.76% communication cost compared with the state-of-the-art switch-based scheme.

  20. Mimicry Is Presidential: Linguistic Style Matching in Presidential Debates and Improved Polling Numbers.

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    Romero, Daniel M; Swaab, Roderick I; Uzzi, Brian; Galinsky, Adam D

    2015-10-01

    The current research used the contexts of U.S. presidential debates and negotiations to examine whether matching the linguistic style of an opponent in a two-party exchange affects the reactions of third-party observers. Building off communication accommodation theory (CAT), interaction alignment theory (IAT), and processing fluency, we propose that language style matching (LSM) will improve subsequent third-party evaluations because matching an opponent's linguistic style reflects greater perspective taking and will make one's arguments easier to process. In contrast, research on status inferences predicts that LSM will negatively impact third-party evaluations because LSM implies followership. We conduct two studies to test these competing hypotheses. Study 1 analyzed transcripts of U.S. presidential debates between 1976 and 2012 and found that candidates who matched their opponent's linguistic style increased their standing in the polls. Study 2 demonstrated a causal relationship between LSM and third-party observer evaluations using negotiation transcripts.

  1. Politics, 2011 Polls And Political Embriglo In Nigeria: For Records And Directions For Sustainable Democracy

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    Full Text Available Nigeria has come a long way in politics and political electioneering processes. It has always been characterized by imbroglios. The objectives of this work are to examine the political systems, the electoral organs and processes; and highlight, for records, the political imbroglios as it characterized the 2011 April Polls. Literature on politics in developed and developing countries were read. News paper cuttings were read and used. Data and information were collected from INEC Headquarters, Abuja. The Chairman of INEC was of great assistance in these regards. Political chieftains were interviewed and they made suggestions towards sustainable democracy in Nigeria and in the Third World. Electorates and politicians, drawn from registered political parties and from across the country were interviewed. The researcher was part of the last four electoral processes and polls. The political system, electoral organs, organizations, logistics and processes; and the results of the last exercise form substantial parts of three sections of the work. Nigeria is operating a distorted version of American System of Government. There are high profile political violence and intimidations. The impasses, tactics, and imbroglios show that it is politics of bitterness. There was no peace in the country throughout the period of the elections. There were violence that led to character assassination, abductions, kidnappings, maiming, killing, large number of arrests, riotous scenes in the cities and towns; and destruction of lives and properties. The culture of impunity in politics must be expunged to save the nation from doom; and politics must be detribalized. Politically, a new nation must emerge.

  2. Maternal Mercury Exposure, Season of Conception and Adverse Birth Outcomes in an Urban Immigrant Community in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

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    Full Text Available Adverse birth outcomes including preterm birth (PTB: <37 weeks gestation and low birth weight (LBW: <2500 g can result in severe infant morbidity and mortality. In the United States, there are racial and ethnic differences in the prevalence of PTB and LBW. We investigated the association between PTB and LBW with prenatal mercury (Hg exposure and season of conception in an urban immigrant community in Brooklyn, New York. We recruited 191 pregnant women aged 18–45 in a Brooklyn Prenatal Clinic and followed them until delivery. Urine specimens were collected from the participants during the 6th to 9th month of pregnancy. Cord blood specimens and neonate anthropometric data were collected at birth. We used multivariate logistic regression models to investigate the odds of LBW or PTB with either maternal urinary mercury or neonate cord blood mercury. We used linear regression models to investigate the association between continuous anthropometric outcomes and maternal urinary mercury or neonate cord blood mercury. We also examined the association between LBW and PTB and the season that pregnancy began. Results showed higher rates of PTB and LBW in this cohort of women compared to other studies. Pregnancies beginning in winter (December, January, February were at increased odds of LBW births compared with births from pregnancies that began in all other months (OR7.52 [95% CI 1.65, 34.29]. We observed no association between maternal exposure to Hg, and either LBW or PTB. The apparent lack of association is consistent with other studies. Further examination of seasonal association with LBW is warranted.

  3. Application of information and complexity theories to public opinion polls. The case of Greece (2004-2007)

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    Panos, C P

    2007-01-01

    A general methodology to study public opinion inspired from information and complexity theories is outlined. It is based on probabilistic data extracted from opinion polls. It gives a quantitative information-theoretic explanation of high job approval of Greek Prime Minister Mr. Constantinos Karamanlis (2004-2007), while the same time series of polls conducted by the company Metron Analysis showed that his party New Democracy (abbr. ND) was slightly higher than the opposition party of PASOK -party leader Mr. George Papandreou. It is seen that the same mathematical model applies to the case of the popularity of President Clinton between January 1998 and February 1999, according to a previous study, although the present work extends the investigation to concepts as complexity and Fisher information, quantifying the organization of public opinion data.

  4. A study on the degree of deliberation and meditation of cyber poll respondents for nuclear-related decision making

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    Park, Moon Soo [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, San 56-1 Shilim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)]. E-mail: insrec1@freechal.com; Moon, Joo Hyun [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, San 56-1 Shilim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Kang, Chang Sun [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, San 56-1 Shilim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-01-15

    Public participation is essential in each step of the nuclear-related decision-making process. Recently, the electronic systems using the Internet have become quite popular, and have emerged as a good medium for communicating with the public. In this study, a comprehensive utilization of electronic public participation was used to analyze public opinion on a given nuclear-related decision-making process. The degree of deliberation and meditation of the public participating in an electronic poll survey was evaluated, and the decision-making factors representing the personal characteristics of the poll respondents such as age, income, education, residence, degree of knowledge and concern were carefully incorporated when preparing the poll-survey questionnaire for its evaluation. Fuzzy analysis was used to assess and aggregate the responses to each decision-making factor. As a case study, this procedure was used to analyzing public opinion on the location of a low-level radioactive waste disposal facility on the campus of Seoul National University. The results show that there is a tendency of respondents who are on the negative side of the argument to be more deliberate and meditative in their decision-making process than those on the positive side. Knowledge and residence were found to be important decision-making factors.

  5. A uniform energy consumption algorithm for wireless sensor and actuator networks based on dynamic polling point selection.

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    Li, Shuo; Peng, Jun; Liu, Weirong; Zhu, Zhengfa; Lin, Kuo-Chi

    2013-12-19

    Recent research has indicated that using the mobility of the actuator in wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs) to achieve mobile data collection can greatly increase the sensor network lifetime. However, mobile data collection may result in unacceptable collection delays in the network if the path of the actuator is too long. Because real-time network applications require meeting data collection delay constraints, planning the path of the actuator is a very important issue to balance the prolongation of the network lifetime and the reduction of the data collection delay. In this paper, a multi-hop routing mobile data collection algorithm is proposed based on dynamic polling point selection with delay constraints to address this issue. The algorithm can actively update the selection of the actuator's polling points according to the sensor nodes' residual energies and their locations while also considering the collection delay constraint. It also dynamically constructs the multi-hop routing trees rooted by these polling points to balance the sensor node energy consumption and the extension of the network lifetime. The effectiveness of the algorithm is validated by simulation.

  6. The Necessity of Opinion Polls for the Town Planning Analysis within Municipalities

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    Ivanova Zinaida Ilyinichna

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The authors prove the necessity of carrying out opinion polls for the assessment of town-planning decisions and the effectiveness of municipal authorities’ activity in the field of creating a comfortable environment. The authors come up with an idea that no decision can be made without preliminary studying public opinion as it is a question of public health and subjective perception of life and environmental space. In case, the inhabitants do not trust the authorities and each other, it is impossible to create modern living standards, to solve important social problems and to realize significant for the population town-planning projects. Therefore, opinions, interests, offers and preferences of citizens concerning developed town-planning projects taking into account the balance of the main indexes, evaluation test of realized state programs of housing construction, social, cultural and household facilities and the degree of satisfaction of the population with the actions of the local authorities are to become the main subject of further research of the sociologists.

  7. Prohibiting Headgear for Safety in Amateur Boxing? Opinion of the Canadian Boxing Community: an Online Poll.

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    Dickinson, Philip; Rempel, Philip

    In 2013, the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) introduced a rule banning headgear for male-senior open class boxers during competition. The AIBA has defended the rule change as motivated by safety and supported by internal unpublished studies. As a result, in 2018, the AIBA plans to universally prohibit headgear in competition: for all competitors (male and female), all ages and all levels. Within Canada, this ruling has generated controversy in the boxing community, yet there has been no overall measure of opinion. To address this, we instituted a voluntary, anonymous, online open-access poll to allow members of the boxing community to express their stance on headgear use in competition. In total, 636 responses were received. A total of 71.5 % of Canadian respondents believed headgear should be mandatory at all levels. Only 5.8 % agreed that headgear should be prohibited, as planned for 2018. Estimating results on a representative breakdown of boxing membership in Canada, a similar pattern emerged, whereby 68.2 % concurred with mandatory headgear while only 4.95 % supported its prohibition. Parents of boxers were almost unanimously against banning headgear, stating they would change sports as a result. Similarly, only 1.7 % of women believed headgear should be prohibited. The consensus of the Canadian boxing community largely opposes the rule changes that the AIBA has implemented. The results highlight risks posed to the long-term viability of the sport, if significant grassroots safety concerns are disregarded.

  8. Virtual polling data: A social network analysis on a student government election

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    Shane Tilton

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper will look at the ability of online social networks to predict election outcomes of a connected society, in this case a university. Facebook represents a new phenomenon in networking within a university. These network constructs allow for communication to occur rapidly and can influence the opinion of the student body. It is the conglomeration of previous information and communication technologies (ICTs wrapped up under a simple graphical user interface (GUI that allows the student body to communicate quickly and has allowed online social networks to dominate collegiate culture. Collegiate culture exists in a duality of the real world and this new online social network. Student governance is reflected in both of these realms. Student governance is as close to political power as most students get within the confines of the university and just as complex as the network structure present in Facebook. Like Facebook, the students within the collegiate experience must successfully navigate within the internal network to survive and become leaders in the community. With these similarities, the research question that will framed the rest of the paper will be "could Facebook be used to estimate the results of a student election?" The research used a hierarchical linear matrix, which was developed for the work of Raudenbush & Bryk, to develop a model that could answer this question. The final analysis of the matrix showed it was able to predict what place the candidates came in 21 out of 27 times for all of the candidates in a given election. In terms of predicting the candidate's final percentage of votes received (within half the standard deviation of the Estimated Polling Percentage, which was .072722 during the election 12 out of 27 times for all of the candidates in a given election.

  9. Anammox moving bed biofilm reactor pilot at the 26th Ward wastewater treatment plants in Brooklyn, New York: start-up, biofilm population diversity and performance optimization.

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    Mehrdad, M; Park, H; Ramalingam, K; Fillos, J; Beckmann, K; Deur, A; Chandran, K

    2014-01-01

    New York City Environmental Protection in conjunction with City College of New York assessed the application of the anammox process in the reject water treatment using a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) located at the 26th Ward wastewater treatment plant, in Brooklyn, NY. The single-stage nitritation/anammox MBBR was seeded with activated sludge and consequently was enriched with its own 'homegrown' anammox bacteria (AMX). Objectives of this study included collection of additional process kinetic and operating data and assessment of the effect of nitrogen loading rates on process performance. The initial target total inorganic nitrogen removal of 70% was limited by the low alkalinity concentration available in the influent reject water. Higher removals were achieved after supplementing the alkalinity by adding sodium hydroxide. Throughout startup and process optimization, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) analyses were used for monitoring the relevant species enriched in the biofilm and in the suspension. Maximum nitrogen removal rate was achieved by stimulating the growth of a thick biofilm on the carriers, and controlling the concentration of dissolved oxygen in the bulk flow and the nitrogen loading rates per surface area; all three appear to have contributed in suppressing nitrite-oxidizing bacteria activity while enriching AMX density within the biofilm.

  10. Health-hazard-evaluation determination report No. HHE-78-6-503, Cumberland Outpatient Department of Beth Israel Hospital, Brooklyn, New York

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    Messite, J.; Fannick, N.L.

    1978-07-01

    In response to a request from a representative of the nursing staff, an investigation was made of possible methadone exposures at the Cumberland Outpatient Department of Beth Israel Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, a methadone-dispensing clinic. The distribution room measured 12 feet in all dimensions and was enclosed on three sides. Methadone had previously been received in prepackaged doses, but more recently the nurses had to count the contents of each 100-count bottle of methadone hydrochloride and separate tablets or diskets into individual doses. Nurses involved in dispensing the medication reported intermittent sleepiness, itching of the face, nose, and eyes, and dryness of skin on the hands and face. Urine studies indicated no detectable methadone or methadone metabolites at a limit of 1 microgram per milliliter. There is no evidence of methadone absorption; however, they recommend that skin contact with the tablets and diskets be kept to a minimum by use of instruments for moving the pills on the counting tray, frequent clean up of dust, and periodic hand washing.

  11. 两站各具有一个缓冲器非对称轮询系统%Two Stations of Asymmetric Polling System with One Buffer

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    孙荣恒; 鲁韦昌

    2001-01-01

    The authors consider two stations of asymmetric polling system with one-message buffer,give the state probability of each station at polling instants,and the distributions and mathematical expections of polling cycle time,intervisit time and wating time.The loss probability at each station has been evaluted.%讨论了两个站非对称轮询系统,给出了服务器轮询到某站时各站状态的分布列,也给出了轮询周期、访问间隔时间、电文等待时间的分布和数学期望以及各站的损失率。

  12. Using findings from a public opinion poll to build political support for tobacco control policy in Kenya.

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    Maina, William K; Kitonyo, Rachael; Ogwell, Ahmed E O

    2013-11-01

    To assess the level of public support for tobacco control policies and to discuss how these findings could be used to influence the legislative process in the passing of tobacco control law in the country. A cross-sectional study conducted in Kenya between March and May 2007 on a random sample of 2021 (991 men and 1030 women) respondents aged 18 years and above. Interviews were done using a structured questionnaire by a research consultancy firm with long-standing experience in public polling. The majority of respondents supported tobacco control policies as proposed by WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. For example, 95% of the respondents supported smoking restrictions in all enclosed public places and workplaces, 94% supported visible health warnings on tobacco product packages, 83% supported a ban on advertisements of cigarettes and tobacco products and 69% supported a ban on sponsorship of events by tobacco companies. However, 60% perceived that there was very little commitment by legislators to tobacco control. There was overwhelming public support for tobacco control policies and a general view that government was not doing enough in implementing policies to protect the public from tobacco harm. This public opinion poll was used as an advocacy tool to generate support among legislators for national tobacco control law.

  13. Evaluation of performance characteristics in a diallel among Simmental, Limousin, Polled Hereford and Brahman beef cattle. II. Carcass traits.

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    Comerford, J W; Benyshek, L L; Bertrand, J K; Johnson, M H

    1988-02-01

    Evaluations of steer and heifer progeny from a diallel mating design of Simmental, Limousin, Polled Hereford and Brahman beef cattle over 5 yr are presented. Traits evaluated included final weight, hot carcass weight, ribeye area, 12th rib fat thickness, marbling score, yield grade, dressing percentage and percentage of kidney, pelvic and heart fat. Progeny of Simmental sires were heavier at slaughter than those with Brahman sires (P less than .05), but no differences were found for carcass weight. Dressing percentage was higher for Limousin crosses compared with progeny of other sire breeds (P less than .05). Similar results were found for dam breeds, except that progeny of Limousin dams had heavier carcasses with a higher dressing percentage (P less than .05) than Brahman crosses. Crosses of Limousin and Simmental had larger ribeye areas (P less than .05) compared with calves of the other breeds. Progeny of Polled Hereford dams had higher marbling scores and were fatter than progeny of dams of other breeds (P less than .05). Heterosis estimates were significant for all Brahman crosses for final weight, carcass weight and ribeye area, but these contrasts were negligible for other traits. Estimates of general combining ability were positive and significant for Simmental for final weight, carcass weight, ribeye area and marbling score and were significant and negative for Limousin for final weight, fat thickness and yield grade. Maternal values were generally small.

  14. Overview of the Brooklyn traffic real-time ambient pollutant penetration and environmental dispersion (B-TRAPPED) study: theoretical background and model for design of field experiments.

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    Hahn, Intaek; Wiener, Russell W; Richmond-Bryant, Jennifer; Brixey, Laurie A; Henkle, Stacy W

    2009-12-01

    The Brooklyn traffic real-time ambient pollutant penetration and environmental dispersion (B-TRAPPED) study was a multidisciplinary field research project that investigated the transport, dispersion, and infiltration processes of traffic emission particulate matter (PM) pollutants in a near-highway urban residential area. The urban PM transport, dispersion, and infiltration processes were described mathematically in a theoretical model that was constructed to develop the experimental objectives of the B-TRAPPED study. In the study, simultaneous and continuous time-series PM concentration and meteorological data collected at multiple outdoor and indoor monitoring locations were used to characterize both temporal and spatial patterns of the PM concentration movements within microscale distances (dispersion of PM; (3) studying the influence of meteorological variables on the transport, dispersion, and infiltration processes; (4) characterizing the relationships between the building parameters and the infiltration mechanisms; (5) establishing a cause-and-effect relationship between outdoor-released PM and indoor PM concentrations and identifying the dominant mechanisms involved in the infiltration process; (6) evaluating the effectiveness of a shelter-in-place area for protection against outdoor-released PM pollutants; and (7) understanding the predominant airflow and pollutant dispersion patterns within the neighborhood using wind tunnel and CFD simulations. The 10 papers in this first set of papers presenting the results from the B-TRAPPED study address these objectives. This paper describes the theoretical background and models representing the interrelated processes of transport, dispersion, and infiltration. The theoretical solution for the relationship between the time-dependent indoor PM concentration and the initial PM concentration at the outdoor source was obtained. The theoretical models and solutions helped us to identify important parameters in the

  15. A Poll about Children and Weight: Crunch Time during the American Work and School Week--3 P.M. to Bed

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    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Childhood obesity is a major public health challenge today, with complex roots interwoven into nearly every facet of American life. This poll addresses one narrow slice of this web: the challenges that families face during the "crunch time" of the work and school week, between 3 pm and the time children go to bed. Compared to the school day, this…

  16. A Poll about Children and Weight: Crunch Time during the American Work and School Week--3 P.M. to Bed. Summary

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    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Childhood obesity is a major public health challenge today, with complex roots interwoven into nearly every facet of American life. This poll addresses one narrow slice of this web: the challenges that families face during the "crunch time" of the work and school week, between 3 p.m. and the time children go to bed. Compared to the school day,…

  17. 一种新的多链路轮询方案%A new multi-link cooperative polling scheme

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    毛玉泉; 李思佳; 李波; 郑秋荣

    2011-01-01

    为了改善无人机数据链(unmanned aerial vehicle data link,UAV-DL)的吞吐量和平均时延,结合UAV的Markov飞行状态、Gilbert-Elliot信道模型和不同分组网络的优先级,提出了一种基于Gilbert-Elliot信道的UAV数据链多链路轮询策略.该策略以链路信道状态和不同分组网络的优先级为轮询的最优目标,首先,依据轮询的最优目标完成信息的传输,然后,依据排队过程的概率母函数和基本的排队原理分析了UAV数据链多链路轮询机制的性能.最后通过Opnet仿真了该策略组网条件下的平均时延和吞吐量,结果表明:与其典型的两种轮询方式相比,该方案的平均时延削减了至少30%,组网的吞吐量增加了1.3倍.%In order to improve the throughput and reduce the average delay for UAV-DL ( unmanned aerial vehicle data link ),a new multi-link cooperative polling scheme is proposed based on the Markov chain of flight condition for UAV-DL,Gilbert-Elliot channel model and different priorities for multi-link network.The channel state and different priorities are op timal for the multi-link cooperative polling scheme.The data is transmitted according to its channel state and priority.And then the average delay and throughput of multi-link cooperative polling model for UAV-DL are analyzed and simulated based on the probability generating function and the queuing theory.Simulation results show that the average delay is shortened by 30% and the throughput is increased 1.3 times than other ways in simulation.

  18. Genetic analysis of growth traits in Polled Nellore cattle raised on pasture in tropical region using Bayesian approaches.

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    Fernando Brito Lopes

    Full Text Available Components of (covariance and genetic parameters were estimated for adjusted weights at ages 120 (W120, 240 (W240, 365 (W365 and 450 (W450 days of Polled Nellore cattle raised on pasture and born between 1987 and 2010. Analyses were performed using an animal model, considering fixed effects: herd-year-season of birth and calf sex as contemporary groups and the age of cow as a covariate. Gibbs Samplers were used to estimate (covariance components, genetic parameters and additive genetic effects, which accounted for great proportion of total variation in these traits. High direct heritability estimates for the growth traits were revealed and presented mean 0.43, 0.61, 0.72 and 0.67 for W120, W240, W365 and W450, respectively. Maternal heritabilities were 0.07 and 0.08 for W120 and W240, respectively. Direct additive genetic correlations between the weight at 120, 240, 365 and 450 days old were strong and positive. These estimates ranged from 0.68 to 0.98. Direct-maternal genetic correlations were negative for W120 and W240. The estimates ranged from -0.31 to -0.54. Estimates of maternal heritability ranged from 0.056 to 0.092 for W120 and from 0.064 to 0.096 for W240. This study showed that genetic progress is possible for the growth traits we studied, which is a novel and favorable indicator for an upcoming and promising Polled Zebu breed in Tropical regions. Maternal effects influenced the performance of weight at 120 and 240 days old. These effects should be taken into account in genetic analyses of growth traits by fitting them as a genetic or a permanent environmental effect, or even both. In general, due to a medium-high estimate of environmental (covariance components, management and feeding conditions for Polled Nellore raised at pasture in tropical regions of Brazil needs improvement and growth performance can be enhanced.

  19. Gallup poll: wind energy perception in France; Sondage perception de l'energie eolienne en France

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    Chartier, C. [Institut Synovate, 75 - Paris (France)

    2003-01-01

    This gallup poll was carried out in January 2003 by the Synovate institute on request of the French agency of environment and energy mastery (Ademe). It was made on a representative sample of 2090 people from different French regions, and on two over-samples of people living in the vicinity of wind farms in operation or in construction: 300 people in the Aude region and 230 people in the Finistere region. The wind energy remains widely accepted by French people (87%) and even more in areas close to wind farms (Aude: 98%, Finistere: 99%). The ecological and economical aspect of wind energy is the main advantage put forward (92%) while the aesthetics remains the main drawback (45%). (J.S.)

  20. POLLING AND DUAL-LEVEL TRAFFIC ANALYSIS FOR IMPROVED DOS DETECTION IN IEEE 802.21 NETWORKS

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    Nygil Alex Vadakkan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The IEEE 802.21 standard was developed for communication of devices in a heterogeneous environment which included greater support for handoffs. This paper focuses on the denial of service (DoS vulnerabilities faced by such Media Independent Handover (MIH networks & various effective countermeasures that can be deployed to prevent their impact on such heterogeneous networks. The use of polling mechanism coupled with real time as well as offline traffic analysis can keep a good number of attacks at bay. The use of offline traffic analysis is to use the model and compare it with a lighter model and see if any of the excluded features in the lighter model have had suspicious variations which could be a varied form of DoS attack or an attack that is completely new. The countermeasures that have been developed also allows for the increase in efficiency of data transfer as well as higher rates of success in handoffs.

  1. Los Estudios de Opinión y su Influencia en las Preferencias de las Personas The Influence of Opinion Polls on People's Preferences

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    Rodrigo Uribe

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo revisa la evidencia existente sobre la influencia que las encuestas tienen en la manifestación de preferencias tanto en términos de asumir una posición (de mayoría -bandwagon- o de minoría -underdog como de las variables que mediatizan este efecto. A continuación se presenta un estudio experimental que analiza este último punto en relación a dos variables de las encuestas (dirección y fuerza de los resultados y tres elementos individuales (personalidad, estilo cognitivo y género. Los resultados señalan que la fuerza de la encuesta así como un mayor puntaje en la escala de extroversion y neuroticismo (medido a través del EPI y el género (masculino efectivamente están asociados a la presencia del efecto bandwagon.This article develops a literature review of the evidence concerning the effects of opinion polls on people's preferences (in the direction of the majority - bandwagon- or minority of people -underdog as well as the variables that moderate the presence of this effect. Secondly, an experimental study is reported. It analyzes two variables related to the nature of opinion polls (direction and strength of poll results in terms of their effect on preferences change. Finally, it analizes the role of three individual factors (personality, cognitive style, and gender, which are correlated with the presence of this effect. Results show that strength of poll results, as well as gender (male and a higher score on extroversion and neuroticism (measured with tuhe EPI, are actually associated with the bandwagon effect

  2. Try It Again, Uncle Sam: The 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools. [Part I

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    Bushaw, William J.; Calderon, Valerie J.

    2014-01-01

    The 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools reveals that Americans say they know a lot more this year about the Common Core State Standards than they indicated a year ago, and they like it a lot less. Americans also say local school boards should have the greatest influence in deciding what is taught in…

  3. Americans Put Teacher Quality on Center Stage: The 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools. Part II

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    Bushaw, William J.; Calderon, Valerie J.

    2014-01-01

    In this, the second installment of a two-part report of the 46th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, the report unveils what Americans are thinking about public schools--in particular their views of teachers and the classrooms where they work. Some findings were surprising, others were not. For example,…

  4. 差分进化MVB总线周期扫描表%Periodic polling table in multifunction vehicle bus based on the differential evolution algorithm

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    徐进权; 王宏志; 胡黄水

    2016-01-01

    To optimize the periodic polling table in Multifunction Vehicle Bus (M VB) ,a new design based on differential evolution algorithm is proposed .According to the relevant provisions of international standard IEC61375 ,we set the periodic polling table generation rules and constraints , and establish the mathematical model .With the evenness degree as objective function ,periodic polling table is built and optimized .The differential evolution algorithm is compared with the step fill method in the IEC61375‐1 to show that the former is with better performance .%针对多功能车辆总线(Multifunction Vehicle Bus ,MVB)周期扫描表提出了一种利用差分进化算法的优化设计方法。根据 IEC61375国际标准相关规定,明确了周期扫描表生成规则和约束条件,建立了相应的数学模型,以均匀度为目标函数,对周期扫描表进行建立和优化。最后,通过与国际标准中的逐步填空法进行均匀度对比,显示出差分进化算法的优势。

  5. Forecasting elections with mere recognition from small, lousy samples: A comparison of collective recognition, wisdom of crowds, and representative polls

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    Wolfgang Gaissmeier

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available We investigated the extent to which the human capacity for recognition helps to forecast political elections: We compared naive recognition-based election forecasts computed from convenience samples of citizens' recognition of party names to (i standard polling forecasts computed from representative samples of citizens' voting intentions, and to (ii simple---and typically very accurate---wisdom-of-crowds-forecasts computed from the same convenience samples of citizens' aggregated hunches about election results. Results from four major German elections show that mere recognition of party names forecast the parties' electoral success fairly well. Recognition-based forecasts were most competitive with the other models when forecasting the smaller parties' success and for small sample sizes. However, wisdom-of-crowds-forecasts outperformed recognition-based forecasts in most cases. It seems that wisdom-of-crowds-forecasts are able to draw on the benefits of recognition while at the same time avoiding its downsides, such as lack of discrimination among very famous parties or recognition caused by factors unrelated to electoral success. Yet it seems that a simple extension of the recognition-based forecasts---asking people what proportion of the population would recognize a party instead of whether they themselves recognize it---is also able to eliminate these downsides.

  6. Causes of shortage of living/cadaveric organs and tissues donation: Results of a public poll in Kazakhstan

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    P. Oshakbayev

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The work studies causes of the shortage in a living/cadaveric donation in Kazakhstan according to public opinion poll. The research included 400 respondents aged 18 to 72 years (mean age 34.0±0.56 years. Persons with a secondary education made 16.0%, and persons with specialized secondary education - 31.75%, persons with higher education - 52.25%. In relation to religion the respondents were differentiated to the following groups: Muslims made 53.0%, Christians - 26.75%, and atheists - 12.5%.Only 13.5% of respondents gave consent to living donation and 43.5% - to cadaveric donation. Percent of consonant persons to become cadaveric donor is the most among young people (47.6% compared with persons in middle age (30.1%. The 26% of respondents would refuse to become cadaveric donor due to distrust to a positive outcome of donation (level of medical service, health development in the country.The study indicates on existence of significant potential for cadaveric donation in Kazakhstan. The study concludes that the problem of cadaveric donation in Kazakhstan is not of fundamental importance and the problem relates to a lack of institutional and legal rules in the transplantation service.

  7. Man vs. Machine: An interactive poll to evaluate hydrological model performance of a manual and an automatic calibration

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    Wesemann, Johannes; Burgholzer, Reinhard; Herrnegger, Mathew; Schulz, Karsten

    2017-04-01

    produced the respective hydrograph. Therefore, the result of the poll can be seen as an additional quality criterion for the comparison of the two different approaches and help in the evaluation of the automatic calibration method.

  8. Modernization: an Unfinished Massive Project ( A Study on Juergen Habermas Hermeneutics)

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    2010-01-01

    Banyak pujian yang disampaikan terhadap modernisasi, baik dalam hal pemikiran maupun perilaku. Modernisasi dianggap berhasil melepaskan manusia dari selubung mistifikasi dogma agama dan kekuasaan “Absolut” yang menindas dan metafisis sehingga tidak dapat disentuh dan dihampiri sedekat mungkin oleh manusia. Padahal di sisi lain, keberhasilan yang telah ditunjukkan oleh modernisasi juga dianggap telah memerangkap manusia ke dunia “mitos” yang lain yaitu mitos terhadap teknologi dan kekuasaan ak...

  9. Food Insecurity Is Associated with Subjective Well-Being among Individuals from 138 Countries in the 2014 Gallup World Poll.

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    Frongillo, Edward A; Nguyen, Hoa T; Smith, Michael D; Coleman-Jensen, Alisha

    2017-03-01

    Background: Food insecurity is an aspect of living conditions that is particularly important for quality of life, health, and subjective well-being. The implementation of the 8-item Food Insecurity Experience Scale in 147 countries in the 2014 Gallup World Poll provided an unprecedented opportunity to understand the association of food insecurity with subjective well-being.Objective: We examined how food insecurity relates with measures of living conditions and how food insecurity and other living conditions relate with physical health and, in turn, subjective well-being.Methods: Data were collected from individuals aged ≥15 y by telephone in 38 countries and via face-to-face interviews in 111 others. The available sample was 132,618 (138 countries) and 122,137 (137 countries) for the daily experience and life evaluation indexes of subjective well-being, respectively. Daily experience was a continuous measure and life evaluation was categorized into thriving, struggling, and suffering. We estimated 6 linear or logistic regression models for each index controlling for country as a fixed effect.Results: Food insecurity was associated with the other 3 measures of living conditions: household income, shelter and housing, and employment. Food insecurity explained poor physical health and lower subjective well-being beyond other measures of living conditions. Instrumental and emotional support was associated with higher subjective well-being. The associations of food insecurity with subjective well-being were larger than with other explanatory variables. Food insecurity was associated with subjective well-being within each of the 4 World Bank income classes of countries, with a larger magnitude of differences for the higher-income classes.Conclusions: Food insecurity was strongly and negatively associated with subjective well-being in a large global sample of individuals aged ≥15 y. These results demonstrate the consistency of goal 2 of the Sustainable Development

  10. 智能轮询在航天测控运行管理系统中的应用%Application of Polling Strategy in Space TT&C Operation Management Systems

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    蔡红维; 周敏; 蒋仕伟; 韩大伟

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents an intelligent polling strategy for collection of space TT&C (Tracking,Telemetry and Command) equipment status information in order to improve the real-time performance and efficiency of status monitoring and operation management of space TT&C systems.Following analysis of the limitations of fixed period polling and intelligent polling algorithms based on traditional Markov chain,an improved intelligent polling algorithm based on Markov chain is proposed.Making use of TRAP events of space TT&C equipment and MIB (Management Information Base) relationship model,the algorithm dynamically polls one part by another the relational variables in real-time and dynamically adjusts the intervals of polling.Experiment results show that,compared with fixed period polling and traditional intelligent polling based on Markov chain,the new algorithm achieves better balance between fidelity of data collection and use of network bandwidth.Moreover,it provides more details of variation of equipment status while using less network bandwidth.%为提高对航天测控系统设备状态监视和运行管理的实时性和效率,研究了航天测控设备状态采集轮询方法,分析了固定周期轮询算法和传统基于马尔可夫链的智能轮询算法的不足,提出了一种基于马尔可夫链的改进型智能轮询策略.该方法能根据航天测控设备TRAP(“陷阱”)事件和MIB(管理信息库)变量关系模型,实时动态地对关联变量进行局部轮询,并动态调整轮询间隔时间.通过实验对比表明,与固定周期轮询算法、传统马尔可夫链智能轮询算法相比,该算法在数据采集的真实度和网络带宽占用上取得了更好的平衡,更能实时反映出设备状态的变化细节,占用更小的网络带宽.

  11. Poll reveals conflicting signals

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    Tööportaali CV Keskus poolt läbi viidud küsitlusest selgus, et 60% inimestest on nõus töötama 12 500-kroonise või väiksema palga eest. Eesti Tööandjate Keskliidu hinnangu järgi langeb Eesti majandus 2009. aastal 15%

  12. Going to the Polls

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    Lan Xinzhen

    2012-01-01

    On December 18,farmers in Lichang Village,Zuoquan County in north China's Shanxi Province,elected the villagers' committee.According to the Organic Law of Villagers' Committees of China,the villagers' committee is the primary mass organization of self-government,in which the villagers manage their own affairs,educate themselves and serve their own needs and in which election are conducted,decisions adopted,administration maintaincd and supervision exercised by democratic means.Any villager at or above the age of 18 shall have the right to elect and stand for election.

  13. Dorky Poll Scientific Fears

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    The questions posed in yesterday's posts about hopes for 2008 were half of what we were asked by the Powers That Be. The other half: What scientific development do you fear you'll be blogging or reading about in 2008?

  14. Poll reveals conflicting signals

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    Tööportaali CV Keskus poolt läbi viidud küsitlusest selgus, et 60% inimestest on nõus töötama 12 500-kroonise või väiksema palga eest. Eesti Tööandjate Keskliidu hinnangu järgi langeb Eesti majandus 2009. aastal 15%

  15. Development of neurosurgery in Germany: comparison of data collected by polls for 1997, 2003, and 2008 among providers of neurosurgical care.

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    Steiger, Hans J; Krämer, Michael; Reulen, Hans J

    2012-01-01

    To deduce structural trends in neurosurgery in Germany by comparison of data derived from polls conducted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (DGNC) in 1997, 2003 and 2008. The questionnaires of the different polls probed a comparable set of issues. The data from the responding sample were extrapolated to the nationwide average or sum and compared between the different time periods. The number of identified neurosurgical departments increased from 146 to 201 during the years 1997-2008 largely as a result of the new foundation of numerous private groups. Nationwide total neurosurgical bed capacity and intensive care unit bed capacity increased modestly over the time period. The extrapolated total number of neurosurgical operations increased from 196,341 to 319,295. Although cranial and spinal neurosurgery remain the dominant subspecialties, the number of functional neurosurgical procedures and operations for pain increased more than proportionally. Outpatient procedures were established during the time period and corresponded in 2008 to a substantial proportion of the surgical volume. The total number of residents and board-certified neurosurgeons increased during the period 1997-2008 from 1513 to 1961. The proportion of residents decreased during 1997-2003 and then increased again. The number of neurosurgical operations increased in Germany proportionally to the economic growth of other service branches over the time period. Private organizations developed more than neurosurgical departments at university and other general hospitals. Work density measured as operations per physician increased during the period 1997-2008. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Analysis of polling system with high priority queue using twice gated service%中心队列二次门限服务的轮询系统分析

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    王明贵; 赵东风; 丁洪伟; 赖裕平

    2009-01-01

    According to the embedded Markov chain theory and the generating function,the paper analyzes a priority queue polling system in discrete time.It is introduced a service that the common queue use gated service and the high priority queue use twice gated service,and the average queue length and average polling period is explicidy obtained.%采用嵌入Markov链和概率母函数的方法时门限服务优先级排队系统进行分析,提出普通队列和高优先级队列分别采用基本门限和二级门限的服务机制,得出了平均排队队长和平均查询周期的解析式.

  17. The Guidance of Public Opinion and Public Opinion Polls in the View of News%新闻学视野的民意调查与舆论引导

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    方建移

    2012-01-01

    The po11 is the most important part of precision journalism, which promotes the government public decision-making more scientific and service the decision-making and communication of the public policy. European nations and the United States pay more attention to the use of guiding public opinion poll. We should use scientific investigation and analysis to ensure the credibility of the polling agency to play the guidance role for the poll in the public opinion.%民意调查是精确新闻学的最主要组成部分,有助于推动政府公共决策的科学化,服务于公共政策的决策和传播。欧美国家都比较重视运用民意调查进行舆论引导。发挥民意调查在舆论引导中的作用,应利用科学的调查和分析方法.确保民意调查机构的公信力。

  18. An Optimization Solution of the MVB Periodic Polling Table%一种多功能车辆总线周期扫描表优化设计方案

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    李锐; 李永宗; 费巧玲; 蔡海翔

    2013-01-01

    介绍了多功能车辆总线有关介质分配的基本概念,分析了按照IEC 61375-1标准定义的基本规则所构造的周期扫描表存在的缺陷.提出了一种将数据量最大的端口数据安排在当前网络负荷最小的基本周期发送的周期扫描表优化设计方案,采用该方案生成的周期扫描表中的周期变量分布均匀,各个基本周期内网络负荷基本均衡,从而实现MVB网络实时调度的性能优化.%Based on definitions of the MVB medium allocation,shortages of the periodic polling table constructed by the IEC 61375-1standards were discussed.Optimization solution of MVB periodic polling table was formed,which allocated the maximal size port in the minimum net load basic period.Application of the algorithm and related way of scheduler analysis were expounded by the example of MVB periodic traffic,which proved that the above-mentioned solution could optimize the MVB period polling table efficiently.

  19. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Côte d’Ivoire’s 2015 Presidential Polls

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    Giulia Piccolino

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The 2015 presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire was seen as an important test for the country given the 2010 post-election crisis. Although the 2015 polls were peaceful, they were affected by problems not new to Côte d’Ivoire: lack of competition due to non-participation of major political actors, low voter turnout, mistrust in electoral institutions. The unpreparedness of the Commission Electorale Indépendante (CEI was also problematic, especially with respect to the revision of the voter list. Due to the boycott of partisans of former president Laurent Gbagbo and because of the support of the Rassemblement des Houphouëtistes pour la Démocratie et la Paix (RHDP, President Alassane Ouattara’s re-election was essentially a given from the start. With the ruling coalition firmly in control, Côte d’Ivoire appears stable. However, the country’s democratic deficit might lead to renewed violence once the RHDP has to pick Ouattara’s successor.

  20. Service Scheme of Gated Polling Multi-Access Communication System%轮询多址通信系统的门限服务分析方法

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    佘明辉; 杨斌; 赵东风

    2011-01-01

    针对多个用户共享一个统计复用的系统时,在轮询多址通信系统的门限服务中,必须采用适当的服务规则(如预约或轮询)的问题.采用嵌入马尔可夫链理论和概率母函数的方法,对轮询排队系统的门限服务用两种不同的分析方法进行分析,得到了相同的门限服务排队系统的平均排队队长和平均循环周期的解析结果.计算机模拟结果表明了仿真与理论的一致性.%Aiming the problens at multiple users to share a multiplexing systems, in polling multi-access communication system of threshold services , appropriate service rules must adcpted ( such as reservation or interruptdriven ). Adopt embedded markov chain theory and probability generating function method of pollers forunreachable threshold service queuing system with two different analysis methods are analyzed and the same threshold service queuing system mean queue length and average cycles of analytical results. Computer simulation results show that the simulation and theory are consistency.

  1. SMOKING AS A FORM OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR OF A METROPOLIS’ RESIDENTS (according to a poll conducted among the students of MGSU

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes social consequences of smoking. Particular attention is paid to the preva-lence of smoking among urban youth. Smoking is rated as one of the forms of social deviance. The author traced economic, social and socio-cultural effects of tobacco use, discussed the connection of smoking with urban lifestyle. The author raises a question about the reasons for the wide dissemination of this type of deviation in modern society, especially among young people, and speaks with the assumption that this is due to the tolerance of smoking in the society in general. The work shows the current relationship of the cases of fires on construction sites with careless handling of fire while smoking. This may cause an extensive damage to the construction industry. Some statistics is offered on peaty and forest fires caused by carelessly discarded cigarette butts. The propaganda of smoking is taking place in media and advertising. Popular culture is also involved in the process of propaganda. The second problem solved in the article is finding new ways of agitation and propaganda in favor of a healthy lifestyle. The authors draw conclusions according to the poll of MGSU students based on incremental sample. Also the analysis of the media is made.

  2. DYNAMICS OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL POLITICIANS OF THE REPUBLIC OF KHAKASSIA (BY RESULTS OF MONITORING EXPERT POLLS OF 1998–2014

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    Vladimir Il’ich Zlotkovskij

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    The following conclusions are drawn by results of the conducted researches. First, line items of heads of managerial and economic structures in the top ten of the most influential republican politicians during the researched period underwent to essential transformation. In 1998, there was a rare situation in the Russian practice heavily on the political elite of the economic elite in the name of the representatives of the leading industrial enterprises of Khakassia – Sayan Aluminum Plant. Over time, the situation has changed in 2009. was set up regional “party of power” in the face of the Republican government and the party “United Russia”, around which all the relevant actors of regional political process. Secondly, engaging the top positions in the power structures necessary but not sufficient condition for the occurrence of the most influential Republican politicians. This number does not include bank and trade union officials, media executives and university leaders of political parties, with the exception of “United Russia”, public organizations and associations. Third, in recent years, as part of the 30 most influential politicians intensified the “political weight” of the leaders of the republican government and the law enforcement system and decreased – employees legislative authorities, media leaders and heads of local self-government. Fourthly, results of monitoring expert polls on determination of the leading republican politicians act as the effective tool for understanding and forecasting of regional political process.

  3. A 3.7 Mb deletion encompassing ZEB2 causes a novel polled and multisystemic syndrome in the progeny of a somatic mosaic bull.

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    Aurélien Capitan

    Full Text Available Polled and Multisystemic Syndrome (PMS is a novel developmental disorder occurring in the progeny of a single bull. Its clinical spectrum includes polledness (complete agenesis of horns, facial dysmorphism, growth delay, chronic diarrhea, premature ovarian failure, and variable neurological and cardiac anomalies. PMS is also characterized by a deviation of the sex-ratio, suggesting male lethality during pregnancy. Using Mendelian error mapping and whole-genome sequencing, we identified a 3.7 Mb deletion on the paternal bovine chromosome 2 encompassing ARHGAP15, GTDC1 and ZEB2 genes. We then produced control and affected 90-day old fetuses to characterize this syndrome by histological and expression analyses. Compared to wild type individuals, affected animals showed a decreased expression of the three deleted genes. Based on a comparison with human Mowat-Wilson syndrome, we suggest that deletion of ZEB2, is responsible for most of the effects of the mutation. Finally sperm-FISH, embryo genotyping and analysis of reproduction records confirmed somatic mosaicism in the founder bull and male-specific lethality during the first third of gestation. In conclusion, we identified a novel locus involved in bovid horn ontogenesis and suggest that epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition plays a critical role in horn bud differentiation. We also provide new insights into the pathogenicity of ZEB2 loss of heterozygosity in bovine and humans and describe the first case of male-specific lethality associated with an autosomal locus in a non-murine mammalian species. This result sets PMS as a unique model to study sex-specific gene expression/regulation.

  4. Adaptive Deficit IEEE 802. 11 PCF Polling Scheme Based on NS-2%基于NS-2的自适应差额IEEE 802.11 PCF轮询机制

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    廖勇; 杨士中; 徐昌彪

    2009-01-01

    在研究无线局域网IEEE 802.11标准点协调功能PCF(Point Coordination Function)机制不足的情况下,针对其中Round Robin轮询机制存在的QoS(Quality of Service)不能得到有效保障的问题,提出了一套自适应差额轮询调度算法解决方案,阐述了算法的核心思想,介绍了调度机制的执行过程,并且通过修改PCF源代码,在网络模拟器NS-2平台上对算法进行了脚本模拟.实验结果表明,自适应差额IEEE 802.11 PCF轮询算法比传统的Round Robin算法在端到端延迟、系统吞吐量和包延迟等QoS服务性能方面都有显著的提高.%A adaptive deficit polling scheme was put forward which aimed to guarantee the QoS(Quality of Service) of Round Robin polling scheme under the condition of inefficient WLAN IEEE 802.11 PCF (Point Coordination Function) mechanism.The core idea of this scheme was described as well as the processing of adjustment mechanism, and it was simulated on the platform of network simulator NS-2 by revising PCF source code.The results indicated that adaptive deficit IEEE 802.11 PCF polling scheme is prior to Round Robin scheme with its better performance of QoS(Quality of Service)which includes end-to-end delay, system throughput, packet delay, etc.

  5. Efeitos genéticos aditivos e não-aditivos em características de crescimento, reprodutivas e habilidade materna em ovinos das raças Santa Inês, Somalis Brasileira, Dorper e Poll Dorset Additive and non-additive genetic effects on growth, reproductive and maternal traits in sheep of Santa In��s, Brazilian Somali, Dorper and Poll Dorset breeds

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    Full Text Available Efeitos genético aditivo, de dominância e de recombinação em cruzamentos entre as raças Santa Inês (SI, Somalis Brasileira (So, Dorper (Do e Poll Dorset (Po foram estimados para as características de crescimento, reprodutivas e de habilidade materna. Os dados foram obtidos da Gaasa e Alimentos LTDA, uma empresa que participa do Programa de Melhoramento Genético de Caprinos e Ovinos (GENECOC da Embrapa Caprinos. Inicialmente, 3.573 registros foram analisados por meio do procedimento MIXED do pacote estatístico SAS (1999. As análises foram realizadas considerando os efeitos da diferença genética aditiva entre as raças, de dominância e de recombinação. O peso ao nascer foi influenciado pelos efeitos genéticos aditivos, enquanto o peso ao desmame e o ganho de peso pré-desmame foram influenciados por efeitos genéticos não-aditivos. A estimativa de herdabilidade direta para o peso ao nascer foi moderada, o que indica a existência de variabilidade genética passível de ser explorada por meio da seleção individual. Do mesmo modo, as estimativas de herdabilidade das características idade ao primeiro parto e peso total das crias ao nascer indicaram a existência de variabilidade genética para obter ganhos genéticos por meio da seleção. Os genes das raças Poll Dorset e Dorper tiveram papel importante para melhor desempenho ponderal, portanto, essas raças podem ser indicadas como paternas no cruzamento terminal. A utilização de matrizes F1 Santa Inês x Somalis Brasileira em cruzamentos com reprodutores Poll Dorset pode levar a maior eficiência reprodutiva.Additive genetic, dominance and recombination effects in breedings among Santa Inês (SI, Brazilian Somali (So, Dorper (Do and Poll Dorset (Po breeds were estimated for growth, reproductive and maternal hability traits. Data were obtained from Gaasa e Alimentos LTDA, a company that participates on the Programa de Melhoramento Genético de Caprinos e Ovinos (GENECOC

  6. PCA-based polling strategy in machine learning framework for coronary artery disease risk assessment in intravascular ultrasound: A link between carotid and coronary grayscale plaque morphology.

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    Araki, Tadashi; Ikeda, Nobutaka; Shukla, Devarshi; Jain, Pankaj K; Londhe, Narendra D; Shrivastava, Vimal K; Banchhor, Sumit K; Saba, Luca; Nicolaides, Andrew; Shafique, Shoaib; Laird, John R; Suri, Jasjit S

    2016-05-01

    Percutaneous coronary interventional procedures need advance planning prior to stenting or an endarterectomy. Cardiologists use intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) for screening, risk assessment and stratification of coronary artery disease (CAD). We hypothesize that plaque components are vulnerable to rupture due to plaque progression. Currently, there are no standard grayscale IVUS tools for risk assessment of plaque rupture. This paper presents a novel strategy for risk stratification based on plaque morphology embedded with principal component analysis (PCA) for plaque feature dimensionality reduction and dominant feature selection technique. The risk assessment utilizes 56 grayscale coronary features in a machine learning framework while linking information from carotid and coronary plaque burdens due to their common genetic makeup. This system consists of a machine learning paradigm which uses a support vector machine (SVM) combined with PCA for optimal and dominant coronary artery morphological feature extraction. Carotid artery proven intima-media thickness (cIMT) biomarker is adapted as a gold standard during the training phase of the machine learning system. For the performance evaluation, K-fold cross validation protocol is adapted with 20 trials per fold. For choosing the dominant features out of the 56 grayscale features, a polling strategy of PCA is adapted where the original value of the features is unaltered. Different protocols are designed for establishing the stability and reliability criteria of the coronary risk assessment system (cRAS). Using the PCA-based machine learning paradigm and cross-validation protocol, a classification accuracy of 98.43% (AUC 0.98) with K=10 folds using an SVM radial basis function (RBF) kernel was achieved. A reliability index of 97.32% and machine learning stability criteria of 5% were met for the cRAS. This is the first Computer aided design (CADx) system of its kind that is able to demonstrate the ability of coronary

  7. Microcomputer Polling Improvements for AFSATCOM.

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    SBC 80/20 SINGLE BOARD COMPUTER 28 5.2 NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR BLC 416 16K PROM BOARD 32 5.3 INTEL 450 16K RAM BOARD 32 5.4 I/O AND DISPLAY CIRCUITS 32...Data Adapter (Sheet 6) 41 5-10 SBC 80/20 Single Board Computer Interfaces (Sheet 7) 42 5-11 Slot Counter/Display (Sheet 8) 43 5-12 RS-232 Serial...report describes a breadb6ard microcomputer system based on an Intel SBC 80/20 Single Board Computer (SBC) which fulfills the project demonstration

  8. Soome hariduse ime / Liisi Poll

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    PISA (Programme for International Student Assessement) uuringu andmeil on Soome haridus maailma parim. Autori sõnul ei ole Soomes eliitkoole, I ja II klassi enamasti katseid ei korraldata, põhihariduse andmisel püütakse minimaalseks teha kõik sotsiaalsed vahed, peetakse tähtsaks, et kohustuslikus kooliastmes saaksid lapsed võimalikult võrdse hariduse

  9. President vs Merkel / Liisi Poll

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    2010-01-01

    Saksamaa president Horst Köhler otsustas tagasi astuda ja kantsler Angela Merkel peab nüüd uue presidendikandidaadi leidma, et oma mainet päästa. Maine päästmine on äärmiselt vajalik, kuna Angela Merkeli enda tegutsemine majanduskriisi ja Kreeka laenupaketi asjus on muutnud partei ja kogu valitsuse üha ebapopulaarsemaks

  10. 完全服务和门限服务两级轮询系统E(x)特性分析%Research on E(x) Characteristics of Two-Class Polling System of Exhaustive-Gated Service

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    杨志军; 丁洪伟; 陈传龙

    2014-01-01

    Based on priority differentiation and fairness of the system ,this paper proposes a two-class polling system ,namely exhaustive-gated service system ,which uses exhaustive service for ordinary stations and gated service for the central station .The scheme meets the requirements not only for priority differentiation but also fairness .The mathematical model of the new system is set up by method of imbedded Markov chain theory and generating function ,then the E(x) performance characteristics including mean queue length and polling cycle time are accurately analyzed .Theoretical and simulation results are identical and show that the new system efficiently differentiates priorities by always polling central station at first under better fairness for ordinary station .%本文基于区分业务的优先级和提高系统的公平性,提出了普通站点队列采用完全服务、中心站点采用门限服务策略的完全-门限服务两级轮询系统模型,该模型既能满足区分业务优先级的服务需求,又能兼顾系统的公平性。然后,应用嵌入式马尔科夫链和概率母函数建立了系统的数学模型,并精确解析了系统平均排队队长、平均查询周期等 E(x)特性。通过理论计算与仿真实验结果的对比,说明了二者的一致性,新的系统通过始终优先查询中心站点实现了区分优先级的控制,同时普通站点采用完全服务,在服务策略上得到较好的服务,使系统有更好的公平性。

  11. The application of Modbus RTU polling communication in the control system of fan%Modbus RTU轮询通信在风机控制系统中的应用

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    张利平; 张武军; 郑望

    2014-01-01

    通过某机组厂内进行性能测试时,仿真西门子控制系统与3台变频器进行Modbus RTU轮询通信的实例,介绍了Modbus轮询通信方法及特点,分析并解决了参数设置可能导致的通信问题,保证了通信的完整性和可靠性。%This paper introduces the method and characteristics of the Modbus RTU polling communi-cation through the example of emulating the communication between siemens control system and three transducers which belong to some set when doing capability testing in the factory.It analyses and sovles the communiction problems which can be caused by parameter setting to ensure the integrality and relia-bility of the communication.

  12. ``Models'' CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!: ``Toy Models Too-Often Yield Toy-Results''!!!: Statistics, Polls, Politics, Economics, Elections!!!: GRAPH/Network-Physics: ``Equal-Distribution for All'' TRUMP-ED BEC ``Winner-Take-All'' ``Doctor Livingston I Presume?''

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    Preibus-Norquist, R. N. C.-Grover; Bush-Romney, G. W.-Willard-Mitt; Dimon, J. P.; Adelson-Koch, Sheldon-Charles-David-Sheldon; Krugman-Axelrod, Paul-David; Siegel, Edward Carl-Ludwig; D. N. C./O. F. P./''47''%/50% Collaboration; R. N. C./G. O. P./''53''%/49% Collaboration; Nyt/Wp/Cnn/Msnbc/Pbs/Npr/Ft Collaboration; Ftn/Fnc/Fox/Wsj/Fbn Collaboration; Lb/Jpmc/Bs/Boa/Ml/Wamu/S&P/Fitch/Moodys/Nmis Collaboration

    2013-03-01

    ``Models''? CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!: ``Toy Models Too-Often Yield Toy-Results''!!!: Goldenfeld[``The Role of Models in Physics'', in Lects.on Phase-Transitions & R.-G.(92)-p.32-33!!!]: statistics(Silver{[NYTimes; Bensinger, ``Math-Geerks Clearly-Defeated Pundits'', LATimes, (11/9/12)])}, polls, politics, economics, elections!!!: GRAPH/network/net/...-PHYSICS Barabasi-Albert[RMP (02)] (r,t)-space VERSUS(???) [Where's the Inverse/ Dual/Integral-Transform???] (Benjamin)Franklin(1795)-Fourier(1795; 1897;1822)-Laplace(1850)-Mellin (1902) Brillouin(1922)-...(k,)-space, {Hubbard [The World According to Wavelets,Peters (96)-p.14!!!/p.246: refs.-F2!!!]},and then (2) Albert-Barabasi[]Bose-Einstein quantum-statistics(BEQS) Bose-Einstein CONDENSATION (BEC) versus Bianconi[pvt.-comm.; arXiv:cond-mat/0204506; ...] -Barabasi [???] Fermi-Dirac

  13. Study on parallel two-level polling cont rol based MAC protocol for Wireless sensor networks%并行调度两级轮询控制传感器网络 MAC 协议分析

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    官铮; 邹丹; 丁洪伟; 钱文华

    2014-01-01

    Aiming at the delay-sensitive applications with an unbalanced property of network flow , a new protocol called the parallel two-level polling control based MAC ( PTLP-MAC) is proposed in this paper .The PTLP-MAC provides priority distinction from the aspects of the polling route and service scheme assignment .By proceeding with the data transmission and request parallel , the mean waiting time of the data packet is further reduced. Further-more, by use of the embedded Markov chain and the theory of probability generating function , the mathematical functions were established and closed form expressions were given for obtaining the mean cyclic period , as well as the mean queue length and the mean waiting time characteristics .The analytical results were also verified through extensive computer simulations .%针对具有网络流量非均衡特性的时延敏感业务,提出一种并行调度两级轮询MAC控制协议。协议从服务策略和服务路径的角度实现了节点的优先级区分,并且通过服务过程和查询转换过程的并行处理,使得系统的时延特性显著提高。采用嵌入式马尔可夫链和概率母函数理论对提出的协议进行数学建模分析,精确解析了系统的平均排队队长、平均循环周期、信息分组的平均等待时延,仿真实验表明理论分析的正确性以及协议的有效性。

  14. 美国公共图书馆多样、具体、人性化的服务——纽约市布鲁克林图书馆的故事%The Diverse, Specific, and Personalized Services of United States Public Library A Story of Brooklyn Public Library

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    丁丽娜

    2011-01-01

    A case study of Brooklyn Public Library via data, examples and related policies to introduce the diverse, specific, and personalized services of United States public library. On this basis, showing a snapshot of a large urban public library with a focus on the depth and width of the services it provides to its patrons with different ages, education, economic and cultural backgrounds. And thus, clarifying the public libraries play an important role in Americans' life and it has made so essential to the society as a whole.%以纽约市布鲁克林图书馆为例,通过数据、案例及相关政策,介绍美国公共图书馆多样、具体和人性化的服务。在此基础上展示一幅以提供服务其顾客具有不同年龄、教育、经济和文化背景的宽度为焦点的大型城市公共图书馆的快照。进而阐明公共图书馆在美国人生活中所起的重要作用。

  15. An Adaptive Polling Periods MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks%一种自适应侦听的异步无线传感器网络MAC协议

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    陈德富; 陶正苏

    2011-01-01

    To improve network performance in dynamic traffic load conditions, an adaptive polling periods MAC protocol called AA-MAC is proposed. Based on short preamble sampling technology, after receiving messages rather nodes in AA-MAC perform some additional polling periods than switch off radios immediately. It allows several transmissions upon one rendezvous between the sender and its destination especially when network traffic is high. To give insight into protocol, energy consumption and network latency are both modeled. Simulations on a 9 hop linear topology illustrate that AA-MAC is superior to S-MAC in any traffic conditions and it performs equally to X-MAC in light traffic conditions and performs better than X-MAC in high traffic conditions. When traffic load is high, AA-MAC decrease network latency by 56% compared to X-MAC.%为了提升异步无线传感器网络MAC协议在动态网络负载下的性能,论文提出了一种流量自适应的异步协议AA-MAC.该协议基于短前导序列采样技术,当节点收稿数据后并不理解转入睡眠而自适应增加若干个最短侦听时间用以接收发送节点的可能其他数据,使得收发双方在网络负载较重时能实现一次配对多次收发数据.分析并对比了AA-MAC和X-MAC的能耗和延时模型.在一个9跳线形拓扑网络上的仿真结果表明:AA-MAC在各种负载下性能均优于S-MAC;当网络负载很轻时,AA-MAC表现和X-MAC相当;随着网络负载加重,AA-MAC和X-MAC能耗相当但延时减少了56%以上.

  16. Study on the Delay Performance of Station Dependent Two-level Polling Systems%依托站点状态的两级轮询控制系统时延特性分析

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    官铮; 杨志军; 何敏; 钱文华

    2016-01-01

    Based on priority differentiation and the system efficiency, this paper proposes a station dependent two-level polling system. The mixed service two-level polling system is extended by using queue state-dependent routing, in which only active stations with information packets could be visited by server. The scheme meets the requirement not only for conflict free but also for priority differentiation and efficiency, and provides a lower latency. An embedded Markov chain framework is set up to drive the closed-form expression for the mean waiting time. Numerical examples demonstrate that theoretical and simulation results are identical and the new system has a better efficiency at both key station and normal station.%基于区分业务优先级和提高系统时延性能的网络需求,提出了依托站点状态的两级轮询控制系统。系统在混合服务两级轮询模型的基础上,根据站点缓冲区状态采用并行调度方式仅对有数据分组的活动站点提供服务。该模型既能满足区分站点优先级的需求又能避免空闲查询,从而提高系统利用率、降低等待时延。采用嵌入式马尔科夫链和概率母函数的方法对该系统建立数学模型,对系统平均等待时延特性进行了精确解析。通过理论计算与仿真实验结果的对比验证了理论分析的正确性,与已有两级轮询系统相比,具有更好的时延性能。

  17. 澳大利亚萨福克羊及无角陶塞特羊对新疆的生态适应性及杂交后代利用研究%Ecological adaptability of Suffolk sheep and Polled Dosert sheep introduced from Anstralia to Xinjiang and their hybrid utilization

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    李俊年; 杨冬梅; 刘季科; 陶双伦

    2001-01-01

    The physiological characters, reproductive rate and comprehensive adaptability of Suffolk sheep and Polled Dosert sheep introduced from Australia to Xinjiang Region were measured. The results showed that the Suffolk sheep and the Polled Dosert sheep were similar or higher than those in Australia in productive rate, and body weight. The comprehensive adaptability of Suffolk sheep and Polled Dosert sheep were 98.80% and 98.74%, respectively. The performance of fattening, slaughtering of F1 of Suffolk and Polled Dosert sheep with Kasak sheep were better than that of Kazak sheep.%测定分析了新疆地区引入澳大利亚萨福克羊及无角陶塞特羊的体温、脉搏、呼吸频率、血清T3、T4含量、繁殖率、总适应能力及杂一代公羔的育肥屠宰性能.结果表明,萨福克羊及无角陶塞特羊繁殖率及体重接近或超过原产地澳大利亚的生产水平.萨福克羊总适应能力为98.80%,无角陶赛特羊为98.74%.杂一代公羔日增重、饲料转化率、净肉重较哈萨克羊高,而尾脂重低于哈萨克羊.

  18. 带有阈值和优先权的三队列轮询排队系统%Three-queue priority polling system with a threshold service policy

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    储育青; 刘再明; 吴锦标

    2014-01-01

    A priority polling system consisting of three M/M/1 queues and served by a single server is investigated.Queue 1 has the highest priority and Queue 2 follows.Threshold service policy is implemented,in which 1 and N are the corresponding thresholds of Queue 1 and Queue 2.Queue 3 has no threshold.All the switches are instantaneous and preempting.We derive the generating functions of the stationary joint queue length using analytic techniques.These generating functions yield exact expres-sions for the mean queue lengths and mean waiting time.%本文研究了一个带有阈值的优先权轮询排队系统,其中队列1有最高优先权,队列2次之,队列3最低。排队系统由3个M/M/1队列和一个服务台组成,采用阈值服务策略,队列1和队列2的阈值分别为1和 N,队列3无阈值。在忽略转换时间和抢占情形下,利用分析的方法,给出了3个队长的稳态联合概率分布的母函数。借助母函数,得到了平均队长和平均等待时间。

  19. Posttraumatic stress disorder in survivors of the Brooklyn Bridge shooting.

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    Trappler, B; Friedman, S

    1996-05-01

    The authors documented the frequency of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian victims of urban terrorism. A recent shooting attack on a van of Hasidic students provided a unique opportunity to document responses of survivors in this targeted group. Eleven of 14 survivors were compared with age-matched subjects on a variety of questionnaires and clinical evaluations. Of the 11 survivors, four were diagnosed with PTSD (all of whom also had concurrent major depressive disorder), one with major depressive disorder, and two with adjustment disorder. Findings are interpreted in the context of unique factors contributing to the heightened vulnerability of this group.

  20. North Carolina eestlaskond tähistas Eesti Vabariigi 90. aastapäeva / Airi Vaga ; foto: Ene-Inga Juergen

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    Vaga, Airi, 1940-

    2008-01-01

    Dr. Arvo ja Mirjam Ederma kodus Belmontis tähistati pidulikult Eesti Vabariigi juubelit. Kohal viibisid ja sõnavõtuga esinesid ka president Toomas Hendrik Ilveselt Valgetähe IV klassi teenetemärgi pälvinud praost Thomas Vaga ja presidendi kunagine skautmaster Elmar "Emu" Saarniit

  1. North Carolina eestlaskond tähistas Eesti Vabariigi 90. aastapäeva / Airi Vaga ; foto: Ene-Inga Juergen

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    Vaga, Airi, 1940-

    2008-01-01

    Dr. Arvo ja Mirjam Ederma kodus Belmontis tähistati pidulikult Eesti Vabariigi juubelit. Kohal viibisid ja sõnavõtuga esinesid ka president Toomas Hendrik Ilveselt Valgetähe IV klassi teenetemärgi pälvinud praost Thomas Vaga ja presidendi kunagine skautmaster Elmar "Emu" Saarniit

  2. 无角陶塞特、波德代、萨福克与蒙古羊杂交试验研究%Research of Poll Dorset Sheep, Borderdale Sheep, Suffolk Sheep and Mongolia Sheep Hybridization

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    魏玉明

    2012-01-01

    Poll Dorset sheep, Borderdale sheep and Suffolk sheep were introduced to crossbreed local Mongolia sheep, F1 generation showed obvious heterosis. At the same feeding condition, average birth weight of F1 from Poll Dorset sheep X Mongolia sheep increased by 24.6% compared with Mongolia sheep, body weight of 1-month, 3-month and 6-month increased by 12.5%, 16.1% and 13.3%, respectively. Average daily weight gain from birth to 6-month old increased by 12.0%. Average body height, length, heart girth and cannon circumference increased by 14. 3%, 17.1%, 27.1% and 16.6%, respectively. Carcass weight and net meat increased by 29.92% and 37.82%, respectively. Average birth weight of F1 from Borderdale sheep X Mongolia sheep increased by 22.20//00 compared with Mongolia sheep, body weight of 1-month, 3-month and 6-month old increased byl3.0%, 23.3% and 15.3%, respectively. Average daily weight gain from birth to 6-month old increased by 14.5%. Average body height, length, heart girth and cannon circumference increased by 19.7%, 19.7%, 30.9% and 17. 0%, respectively. Carcass weight and net meat increased by 33.88%//00 and 43.17%, respectively. Average birth weight of F1 from Suffolk sheep X Mongolia sheep increased by 21.3% compared with Mongolia sheep, body weight of 1-month, 3-month and 6-month old increased byl6.7%, 15.2% and 11.6%, respectively. Average daily weight gain from birth to 6-month old increased by 10. 4%. Average body height, length, heart girth and cannon circumference increased by 47.8%, 33.5%, 49.0% and 26.8%, respectively. Carcass weight and net meat increased by 31.04% and 42.02%, respectively.%引进无角陶塞特、波德代、萨福克与张掖市本地饲养的蒙古羊进行杂交改良,杂一代表现出明显的杂种优势。在相同的饲养条件下,与蒙古羊比较,陶蒙杂交F1羔羊公母平均初生重比蒙古羊提高24.6%,1月龄、3月龄和6月龄体重分别提高12.5%、16.1%和13.3%,初生至6

  3. 1987 Books for Young Adults Poll.

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    Conner, John; Tessmer, Kathleen M.

    1988-01-01

    Presents a list of the 25 most popular reading choices of Iowa high school students. Provides brief summaries and publication information on books in the following categories: autobiography and personal narrative; contemporary realism; historical fiction and nonfiction; humor and satire; sports; and mystery, adventure, and the supernatural. (MM)

  4. Browni taandumine avas tee Cameronile / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2010-01-01

    Analüütikute hinnangul tähendab Suurbritannia valimiste tulemus seda, et parlament ei ole reaalselt teovõimeline ja tõenäoliselt korraldatakse uued valimised. Peaminister Gordon Browni tagasiastumisest

  5. Bulgaaria ei suuda maffiat ohjeldada / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 11. apr. lk. 11. Sofias tapeti kaks tuntud inimest, mistõttu on järgnenud EL-i hoiatused korruptsiooni, organiseeritud kuritegevuse ja tapmiste pärast. Bulgaaria peaminister Sergei Stanishev on lubanud võtta tarvitusele kõik võimalikud meetmed. Bulgaaria ja Rumeenia võitlusest organiseeritud kuritegevusega

  6. Electoral (Amendment) (Hours of Polling) Bill 2013

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    Butler, Graham; Hunt, Brian; Doyle, Andrew

    2013-01-01

    Private Members' Bill (legislation) introduced in Dáil Éireann (House of Deputies), Houses of the Oireachtas (Parliament of Ireland). An Act to set voting hours for Dáil Elections, Dáil Bye-Elections, Presidential Elections, European Parliament Elections, Local Government Elections and Referenda...... as being 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. and for that purpose to amend the Electoral Act 1992, Presidential Elections Act 1993, Referendum Act 1994, European Parliament Elections Act 1997, the Local Government Act 2001 and to provide for related matters....

  7. Mõrvari vabanemine ajab sakslased vihale / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Saksamaal pääseb vanglast vasakäärmusliku terrorigrupi Punaarmee Fraktsioon juhtfiguur Brigitte Mohnhaupt, kes on vanglas istunud 24 aastat ja süüdi mõistetud üheksas mõrvas osalemise eest. Vt. samas: Punaarmee Fraktsioon

  8. Public Opinion Poll on Community Priorities: Sacramento

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    Sierra Health Foundation, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The primary goal of this study was to measure public perceptions, opinions and priorities as they pertain to youth issues in Sacramento for the purposes of further developing public and private youth programming and public policy in the Sacramento region. By presenting a "statistically reliable" profile of public opinion on youth issues,…

  9. Vokrug hrama razgorelis strasti / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Maailmapärandi nimekirja jõudnud Preah Viheari templist Kambodžas, mis on saanud Kambodža ja Tai vaheliseks vaidlusobjektiks. Uutest objektidest UNESCO maailmapärandi nimekirjas. Eestis on UNESCO kaitse all Tallinna vanalinn ja Struwe meridiaanikaar

  10. Euroopa Komisjon esitles ambitsioonikat kliimakava / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 25. jaan. lk. 11. Euroopa Komisjon avalikustas kliima- ja energiapoliitikat puudutava plaani, mille peamisteks eesmärkideks on aastaks 2020 vähendada kasvuhoonegaase ja lisada taastuvenergia osakaalu. Lisa: Eesmärgid 2020; Saaste kogumine ja ladestamine

  11. Euroopa Komisjon esitles ambitsioonikat kliimakava / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 25. jaan. lk. 11. Euroopa Komisjon avalikustas kliima- ja energiapoliitikat puudutava plaani, mille peamisteks eesmärkideks on aastaks 2020 vähendada kasvuhoonegaase ja lisada taastuvenergia osakaalu. Lisa: Eesmärgid 2020; Saaste kogumine ja ladestamine

  12. Youth Attitudes Toward the Military: Poll Two

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    2002-04-01

    The Background Information section contains a historical perspective on the Department of Defense’s recruitment advertising and market research...of new approaches for reaching the target market , and to adapt DoD’s advertising strategies to the existing environment. Since 1975, the...defense drawdown and the decrease of the veteran population. Like the recruitment environment, advertising approaches and marketing strategies are

  13. Adult Attitudes Toward the Military: Poll Two

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    2002-04-01

    of Defense’s recruitment advertising and market research programs. • The Research Methodology section provides details on the design of the...components of the recruitment- advertising program– market research, creative approaches, media tactics, contract management and program oversight. The...2000, the Department of Defense expanded its market research efforts to (1) understand attitudes of key audiences toward the military, in general, and

  14. Adult Attitudes Toward the Military: Poll One

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    2002-04-01

    The Background Information section contains a historical perspective on the Department of Defense’s recruitment advertising and market research...EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Department of Defense (DoD) uses market research to adapt advertising content and focus recruiting strategies. DoD market ... advertising as a major element in its recruitment marketing strategy. The primary objectives of advertising are: • Establish and sustain an

  15. Youth Attitudes Toward the Military: Poll One

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    2002-04-01

    perspective on the Department of Defense’s recruitment advertising and market research programs. • The Research Methodology section provides details on... advertising and marketing programs conducted by a team of advertising consultants from the firms of Bozell/Eskew and Murphy, Pintak, Gautier, and Hudome... Advertising approaches and marketing strategies are constantly changing—creating a need for a constant flow of accurate information to track changes

  16. Electoral (Amendment) (Hours of Polling) Bill 2013

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    Butler, Graham; Hunt, Brian; Doyle, Andrew

    2013-01-01

    Private Members' Bill (legislation) introduced in Dáil Éireann (House of Deputies), Houses of the Oireachtas (Parliament of Ireland). An Act to set voting hours for Dáil Elections, Dáil Bye-Elections, Presidential Elections, European Parliament Elections, Local Government Elections and Referenda...

  17. Haige astronaut venitab Atlantise missiooni / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Saksamaa astronaut ei saanud haiguse tõttu minna avakosmosesse, mistõttu lükkus edasi ka Euroopa Kosmoseagentuuri laborimooduli paigaldamine rahvusvahelisse kosmosejaama (ISS). Lisa: Teaduslabor Columbos

  18. Eestlane kogeb õnne planeedi arvel / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2006-01-01

    Ühenduste New Economics Foundation (nef) ja Friends of Earth (FoE) tehtud uuring "Happy Planet Index" selgitas, millised riigid kasutavad oma kodanike pika ja õnneliku elu saavutamiseks kõige vähem maakera ressursse. Eesti on tabelis 173. kohal. Lisa: Õnnetu planeet

  19. Research at USAFA 2011

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    2011-01-01

    accelerate research towards finding the most promising microalgae candidates for commercial UnlOcking BiOlOgy’s eneRgy secRets Integrity ~ Service...Excellence • 45 biofuels production. Dr. Polle of Brooklyn College provided select microalgae candidates which were subjected to new media...of microalgae capable of superior biofuel production essential to making renewable fuel sources economically viable,” said Dr. Don Veverka, LSRC

  20. 弗洛伊德与哈贝马斯、詹姆逊、伊格尔顿:影响与发展%On Sigmund Freud's Relatedness to Juergen Harbermas, Frederic Jameson and Terry Eagleton

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    费小平

    2002-01-01

    弗洛伊德精神分析理论对当代三位著名的"西方马克思主义"大师哈贝马斯、詹姆逊、伊格尔顿的批评理论产生了重大影响,而三位在继承的基础上又对其有所发展,这是值得重视的.

  1. Research of Poll Dorset Sheep, Borderdale Sheep, Suffolk Sheep and Small-tail Han Sheep Hybridization%无角陶塞特、波德代、萨福克与小尾寒羊杂交试验研究

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    魏玉明

    2012-01-01

    引进无角陶塞特、波德代、萨福克与张掖市本地饲养的小尾寒羊进行杂交改良,杂一代表现出明显的杂种优势和肉用特征。在相同的饲养条件下,与小尾寒羊比较,陶寒杂交Fl羔羊公母平均初生重比小尾寒羊提高20.5%,1月龄、3月龄和6月龄体重分别提高21.4%、14.4%和14.5%,初生至6月龄的平均日增重提高14.5%;6月龄平均体高增加13.3%,体长增加16.7%,胸围增加19.1%,管围增加10.7%;6月龄胴体重提高38.21%,净肉重提高47.09%。波寒杂交Fl羔羊公母平均初生重比小尾寒羊提高17.7%,1月龄、3月龄和6月龄体重分别提高19.1%、20.8%和16.0%,初生至6月龄的平均日增重提高16.0%;6月龄平均体高增加14.5%,体长增加16.1%,胸围增加17.8%,管围增加10.7%;6月龄胴体重提高47.07%,净肉重提高58.52%。萨寒杂交Fl公母平均初生重比小尾寒羊提高14.0%,1月龄、3月龄和6月龄体重分别提高12.8%、13.3%和14.4%,初生至6月龄的平均日增重提高14.4%;6月龄平均体高增加31.5%,体长增加17.6%,胸围增加19.2%,管围增加11.4%;6月龄胴体重提高45.36%,净肉重提高57.64%。%Poll Dorset sheep, Borderdale sheep and Suffolk sheep were introduced to crossbreed local Small-tail Han sheep, F; generation showed obvious heterosis. At the same feeding condition, average birth weight of FI from Poll Dorset sheep ; Small-tail Han sheep increased by 20.5% compared with Small-tail Han sheep, body weight of 1-month, 3-month and 6-month increased by 21.4%, 14.4% and 14.5%, respectively. Average daily weight gain from birth to 6-month old increased by 14.5%. Average body height, length, heart girth and cannon circumference increased by 13. 3%, 16. 7%, 19. 1% and 10.7%, respectively. Carcass weight and net meat increased by 38.21% and 47.09 %/6, respectively. Average birth weight of F; from Borderdale sheep X Small-tail Han sheep increased by 17.7% compared with Small-tail Han sheep, body weight of 1- month, 3

  2. Kosovo ootab riikide toetust oma iseseisvusele / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke, 11. dets. 2007, lk. 7. Kosovo albaanlastest liidrid soovivad alustada iseseisvusdeklaratsiooni väljakuulutamise osas rahvusvaheliste partneritega läbirääkimisi, Eurooopa Liidu välisministrid otsivad ühtset seisukohta Kosovo tuleviku küsimuses. Kaart: Kosovo. Lisa: Keeruline saatus

  3. Hiiglaslik andmekadu kõigutab Briti valitsust / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Rahandusminister Alistair Darling teatas parlamendile, et riigis läksid kaduma ametniku hooletuse tõttu poolte riigi perede nimed, aadressid ja kohati ka pangaandmed. Peaminister Gordon Browni ja meedia reageeringutest skandaalile. Lisa: Salainfo kaotsiminek

  4. Virgini lennuk annab tiivad erakosmoseärile / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    Sir Richard Bransoni ettevõte Virgin Calactic esitles tavaturistidele mõeldud lennukit, millega saab lennata 110 kilomeetri kõrgusele, projektist võib tulevikus kasu olla ka USA kosmoseagentuurile NASA

  5. Uurimine paljastas Iisraeli suvesõja vead / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Iisraeli koostatud raporti järgi sai Iisraeli armee 2006. aasta suvel lüüa poolmilitaarse Liibanoni Hezbollahþ käest, uurimuses on viidatud vigadele ja väärtushinnangutele, mis sõjani viisid. Lisa: 2006. aasta suvesõda

  6. Laenuvõtt Venemaalt tekitas Ukrainas terava vastasseisu / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    Ukraina president Viktor Juštšenko kritiseeris teravalt peaminister Julia Tõmošenkot, kuna too küsis riigieelarve puudujäägi täitmiseks laenu Venemaalt. Analüütikute arvates oleks kokkulepe Venemaaga hoop Ukraina usaldusväärsusele

  7. Uus lepe lubab USAsse soodsamalt lennata / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 1. apr. lk. 6. USA ja Euroopa Liidu vahel jõustunud nn. avatud taeva lennunduslepe kaotab lennufirmadele seni kehtinud piirangud, millistelt lennuväljadelt võivad nad USA-sse lennata. Lisa: Kasvav konkurents

  8. Euroopa Liit asub Aafrikas rahu valvama / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Euroopa Liit otsustas, et Euroopa riikide missioon läheb Tšaadi ja Kesk-Aafrika Vabariiki selleks, et kaitsta seal Sudaani probleempiirkonnast Darfuri laagritesse koondatud põgenikke. Kaart: Euroopa Liidu suurim rahuvalvemissioon Aafrikas. Lisa: ELi rahujõud

  9. Natsinimekirjas on kaks Eestiga seotud inimest / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Natsikuritegude uurimisega tegelev Simon Wiesentali keskus avaldas maailma kümne tagaotsituima natsikurjategija nimekirja, milles on kaks Eestiga seotud inimest - Mihhail Gorshkov ja Harry Männil. Lisa: Kümme karistust ootavat natsi

  10. Idaeurooplased solvusid tšehhide kunstiteose peale / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    Tšehhi kunstniku David Černý mosaiikskulptuurist "Entropa". Kunstiteost eksponeeritakse Brüsselis Euroopa Liidu Justus Lipsiuse hoones. Oma riigi solvamise pärast on protesti esitanud Bulgaaria ja Slovakkia

  11. Merkel kinnitab toetust Gruusiale / Vahur Koorits, Liisi Poll

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    Koorits, Vahur, 1981-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 27. aug. 2008, lk. 2. Saksamaa liidukantsleri Angela Merkeli visiidist Tallinna, kus kohtumisel peaminister Andrus Ansipiga arutati ka energeetikaküsimusi. A. Merkeli sõnul peab Venemaa täitma rahulepingut Gruusiaga ning peab rahvusvahelise õigusega ühildamatuks Lõuna-Osseetia ja Abhaasia sõltumatuse tunnustamist Venemaa poolt. Vt. samas: Lääneriikide esindajad mõistsid Venemaa sammu hukka. Juuresoleval fotol Angela Merkel ja president Toomas Hendrik Ilves ühisel jalutuskäigul Kumust presidendilossi. Vt. ka lk. 2 karikatuur Angela Merkelist, president T. H. Ilvesest ja peaminister Andrus Ansipist

  12. Department of Defense September 2003 Adult Poll 5 Overview Report

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    2004-04-01

    9 Aaker , D. A. (1991). Managing Brand Equity. The Free Press, New York, NY. 10 Keller, K.L. (1993). Conceptualization, measuring...asset. Long Range Planning, 26, 101-109. 12 Aaker , D. A. (1996). Building Strong Brandsy. The Free Press, New York, NY. 13 Appropriate content coding

  13. Climate change sentiment on Twitter: An unsolicited public opinion poll

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    Cody, Emily M; Mitchell, Lewis; Dodds, Peter Sheridan; Danforth, Christopher M

    2015-01-01

    The consequences of anthropogenic climate change are extensively debated through scientific papers, newspaper articles, and blogs. Newspaper articles may lack accuracy, while the severity of findings in scientific papers may be too opaque for the public to understand. Social media, however, is a forum where individuals of diverse backgrounds can share their thoughts and opinions. As consumption shifts from old media to new, Twitter has become a valuable resource for analyzing current events and headline news. In this research, we analyze tweets containing the word "climate" collected between September 2008 and July 2014. We determine how collective sentiment varies in response to climate change news, events, and natural disasters. Words uncovered by our analysis suggest that responses to climate change news are predominately from climate change activists rather than climate change deniers, indicating that Twitter is a valuable resource for the spread of climate change awareness.

  14. Lastel puudub ka edukates riikides kindlus tuleviku ees / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    ÜRO lasteorganisatsiooni UNICEF koostatud uurimus püüab anda hinnangut laste heaolule riikides, millest enamik kuulub maailma rikkaimate hulka. Neli parema tulemuse saanud riiki olid Holland, Rootsi, Taani ja Soome

  15. Kriisis USA valis, Euroopa rõõmustas / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Maailma reaktsioonidest Barack Obama valimisel USA uueks presidendiks. Vt. samas: Osariikide referendumid; Obama otsib kaastöötajaid; Katkeid maailma riigijuhtide õnnitlustest Barack Obama presidendiks valimise puhul

  16. Climate Change Sentiment on Twitter: An Unsolicited Public Opinion Poll.

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    Cody, Emily M; Reagan, Andrew J; Mitchell, Lewis; Dodds, Peter Sheridan; Danforth, Christopher M

    2015-01-01

    The consequences of anthropogenic climate change are extensively debated through scientific papers, newspaper articles, and blogs. Newspaper articles may lack accuracy, while the severity of findings in scientific papers may be too opaque for the public to understand. Social media, however, is a forum where individuals of diverse backgrounds can share their thoughts and opinions. As consumption shifts from old media to new, Twitter has become a valuable resource for analyzing current events and headline news. In this research, we analyze tweets containing the word "climate" collected between September 2008 and July 2014. Through use of a previously developed sentiment measurement tool called the Hedonometer, we determine how collective sentiment varies in response to climate change news, events, and natural disasters. We find that natural disasters, climate bills, and oil-drilling can contribute to a decrease in happiness while climate rallies, a book release, and a green ideas contest can contribute to an increase in happiness. Words uncovered by our analysis suggest that responses to climate change news are predominately from climate change activists rather than climate change deniers, indicating that Twitter is a valuable resource for the spread of climate change awareness.

  17. Climate Change Sentiment on Twitter: An Unsolicited Public Opinion Poll.

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    Emily M Cody

    Full Text Available The consequences of anthropogenic climate change are extensively debated through scientific papers, newspaper articles, and blogs. Newspaper articles may lack accuracy, while the severity of findings in scientific papers may be too opaque for the public to understand. Social media, however, is a forum where individuals of diverse backgrounds can share their thoughts and opinions. As consumption shifts from old media to new, Twitter has become a valuable resource for analyzing current events and headline news. In this research, we analyze tweets containing the word "climate" collected between September 2008 and July 2014. Through use of a previously developed sentiment measurement tool called the Hedonometer, we determine how collective sentiment varies in response to climate change news, events, and natural disasters. We find that natural disasters, climate bills, and oil-drilling can contribute to a decrease in happiness while climate rallies, a book release, and a green ideas contest can contribute to an increase in happiness. Words uncovered by our analysis suggest that responses to climate change news are predominately from climate change activists rather than climate change deniers, indicating that Twitter is a valuable resource for the spread of climate change awareness.

  18. Prantsusmaale oma lõhna looma / Ene Poll

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    Poll, Ene

    2001-01-01

    Prantsusmaa väikelinnas Grasses, maailma parfümeeriakeskuses, on võimalik tutvuda Galimardi vabriku tootmisprotsessiga, lõhnaõli muuseumiga ja lõhnaloomisstuudios valmistada endale ise ainukordne parfüüm

  19. Kas kliimadiplomaatia päästab maailma? / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    ÜRO Peaassambleel esinenud USA presidendi George W. Bush väljendas oma eitavaid seisukohti Kyoto protokolli ja teiste taoliste ülemaailmsete lepingute suhtes. Autor selgitab kliimapoliitika ja -diplomaatia tagamaid. Lisa: Kyoto protokolli raske tee; Maailma suurimad saastajad. Vt. samas intervjuud Allan Gromoviga Eesti seisukohtadest Kyoto protokolli eesmärkide osas

  20. Polling sebagai Ekspresi Opini Publik, Pilar Kelima Demokrasi?

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    Wisnu Martha Adiputra

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Public opinion is one of important elements of democracy. Public opinion is considered as fifth estate of democracy. This paper examines public opinion concept and its position as fifth estate of democracy. It also tries to explore the challenges of public opinion as important factor for democratic political communication in Indonesia. It argues that the absence of public in political communication makes public opinion uneasy to become the fifth estate. This paper acknowledges the importance of public opinion in Indonesian democracy. Moreover, this paper explains how far public opinion draws Indonesian democracy.

  1. Merkel kinnitab toetust Gruusiale / Vahur Koorits, Liisi Poll

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    Koorits, Vahur, 1981-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 27. aug. 2008, lk. 2. Saksamaa liidukantsleri Angela Merkeli visiidist Tallinna, kus kohtumisel peaminister Andrus Ansipiga arutati ka energeetikaküsimusi. A. Merkeli sõnul peab Venemaa täitma rahulepingut Gruusiaga ning peab rahvusvahelise õigusega ühildamatuks Lõuna-Osseetia ja Abhaasia sõltumatuse tunnustamist Venemaa poolt. Vt. samas: Lääneriikide esindajad mõistsid Venemaa sammu hukka. Juuresoleval fotol Angela Merkel ja president Toomas Hendrik Ilves ühisel jalutuskäigul Kumust presidendilossi. Vt. ka lk. 2 karikatuur Angela Merkelist, president T. H. Ilvesest ja peaminister Andrus Ansipist

  2. Ehte näitamise kunst / Ene Poll

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    Poll, Ene

    2009-01-01

    Tanel Veenre isikunäitus "Ehe" Rotermanni Nisurukkiveskis 24.-30. oktoobrini. Eksponeeritud 29 ehet on valminud viimase kolme aasta jooksul. Näitusega koos ilmus autoriraamat "Ehe", mis räägib kunsti ja kunstniku suhtest

  3. Virgini lennuk annab tiivad erakosmoseärile / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    Sir Richard Bransoni ettevõte Virgin Calactic esitles tavaturistidele mõeldud lennukit, millega saab lennata 110 kilomeetri kõrgusele, projektist võib tulevikus kasu olla ka USA kosmoseagentuurile NASA

  4. Paisuv skandaal kõigutab Sarkozyd / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2010-01-01

    L'Oreali pärijanna Liliane Bettencourti kohtuskandaal sai uue pöörde. Naise endine raamatupidaja väidab, et Liliane Bettencourt on andnud Prantsumaa presidendi Nikolas Sarkozy parteile ebaseaduslikke annetusi. Nüüdseks on raamatupidaja oma sõnad tagasi võtnud. Ei ole välistatud ka poliitiline võitlus, kuna uudist avalikustanud veebileht Mediapart on seotud vasakpoolsete ringkondadega

  5. First-Hand Civics: Students Volunteer at the Polls

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    Social Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    When Gilberto Zelaya visited South Africa in 2000, he was struck by the high level of voter participation and turnout in that country. Back in the United States, Zelaya decided to work on voter participation in this country. As the voter empowerment director for the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Maryland, he organized a pilot program in…

  6. Eurosaadikud andsid loa otsida mujalt ravi / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    Euroopa Komisjoni algatatud direktiivi eelnõust patsiendi õigustest piiriületavas tervishoius, mille alusel võib Euroopa Liidu kodanik igas liikmesriigis arsti poole pöörduda ning arstiabi saada

  7. Iseseisvuv Kosovo valmistub kärarikkalt valimisteks / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Kosovos on parlamendivalimised, samuti kohalike omavalitsuste ja nende juhtide valimised. Serblased kavatsevad valimisi vähemalt osaliselt boikoteerida. Vt. samas lühiintervjuud Kosovo parlamendispiikri nõuniku Liia Hänniga

  8. Saladokumendid kaotanud Kanada minister astus tagasi / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Kanada välisminister Maxime Bernier oli sunnitus teatama oma tagasiastumisest, sest ta unustas salajasi riiklikke dokumente oma tüdruksõbra Julie Couillardi juurde. Vt. samas: Välisministri saatuslik naine

  9. Makedoonia valimised varjutas vägivald / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Makedoonia peaminister Nikola Gruevski kinnitas valimisvõitu ennetähtaegsetel valimistel, mida varjutas albaanlastega asustatud Aracinovo valimisjaoskonnas puhkenud tulevahetus, milles hukkus üks inimene. Euroopa Liidu murest demokraatia üle Makedoonias ja Kreeka nõudest Makedooniale nime muutmise osas

  10. Oedipus in Brooklyn: reading Freud on women, watching Lena Dunham's girls.

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    Buchberg, Lisa

    2014-01-01

    Through an examination of Freud's Lecture 33, "Femininity" (1933), and "Mourning and Melancholia" (1917), the author proposes a reading of Freud's description of the girl becoming a woman. Female development is retold as a melancholic narrative-one in which the girl's entrance into the positive Oedipus is founded on unconscious grievance and unmourned loss of the early relationship with her mother. Castration and penis envy are reconceived as melancholic markers-the manifest content of the subjectivity of refusal, loss, and imagined repair of the early maternal relationship. Lena Dunham's HBO television series Girls is analyzed as an illustration of these theoretical understandings. © 2014 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  11. Building America Case Study: Control Retrofits for Multifamily Domestic Hot Water Recirculation Systems, Brooklyn, New York

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    2016-12-01

    Domestic hot water (DHW) heating is the second largest energy end use in U.S. buildings, exceeded only by space conditioning. Recirculation systems consisting of a pump and piping loop(s) are commonly used in multifamily buildings to reduce wait time for hot water at faucets; however, constant pumping increases energy consumption by exposing supply and return line piping to continuous heat loss, even during periods when there is no demand for hot water. In this study, ARIES installed and tested two types of recirculation controls in a pair of buildings in order to evaluate their energy savings potential. Demand control, temperature modulation controls, and the simultaneous operation of both were compared to the baseline case of constant recirculation. Additionally, interactive effects between DHW control fuel reductions and space conditioning (heating and cooling) were estimated in order to make more realistic predictions of the payback and financial viability of retrofitting DHW systems with these controls. Results showed that DHW fuel consumption reduced by 7 percent after implementing the demand control technique, 2 percent after implementing temperature modulation, and 15 percent after implementing demand control and temperature modulation techniques simultaneously; recirculation pump runtime was reduced to 14 minutes or less per day. With space heating and cooling interactions included, the estimated annual cost savings were 8 percent, 1 percent, and 14 percent for the respective control techniques. Possible complications in the installation, commissioning and operation of the controls were identified and solutions offered.

  12. Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge: The Geography of Social/Cultural Transitions.

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    Korn, Carol

    This paper proposes that creativity (and the arts in teacher education) can serve yet another function: that of awakening students to the cultural lives they already inhabit in their diverse communities, while connecting them to other possible worlds and ways of being. The paper takes up the transitions that students make in coming to Brooklyn…

  13. Selling the Brooklyn Bridge: What the Essayist Can Learn from the Advertiser.

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    Schwerdt, Lisa M.

    Studying the writing strategies used in advertisements helps students discover that rhetorical technique and patterns of development are not a system of arbitrary rules, but a means of achieving specific and real effects. By analyzing its purpose, audience, persona, and argumentative content, students learn how each element contributes to an ad's…

  14. Chester Higgins, New York City, a Young Moslem Woman in Brooklyn, 1990

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    Fatma Zrann

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Né en 1946, Chester Higgins est l’un des photographes majeurs de sa génération. Témoin de périodes phares de l'histoire politique et artistique noire américaine, il explore à travers ses images l’identité culturelle des Africains-Américains. Son rapport à la photographie a été fortement influencé par sa rencontre avec P.H. Polk (1898-1985, photographe officiel du Tuskegee Institute,  (le premier établissement d'enseignement afro-américain fondé en 1881 en Alabama. Tandis que Higgins fut en...

  15. Avaliação do consumo alimentar residual em touros jovens da raça Nelore Mocho em prova de desempenho animal = Evaluation of residual feed intake in young bulls of the Polled Nellore breed in a performance test

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    Marcio de Nadai Bonin

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou as características: idade, peso, ganho de peso diário (GPD, ingestão de matéria seca (IMS, conversão alimentar (CA, eficiência alimentar (EA e consumo alimentar residual (CAR de tourinhos da raça Nelore Mocho em prova de desempenho animal (PDA. Foram utilizados 30 animais, inteiros, com idade inicial de243,6±30,4 dias. Alimentos e sobras individuais foram quantificados diariamente. A classificação baseou-se no índice de prova de desempenho animal (IPDA. Para CAR não houve diferença (p > 0,05 entre a média dos grupos. As variáveis peso e GPD não foramcorrelacionadas com CAR. Houve alta correlação entre CAR e CA. EA e CA apresentaram correlação com CAR. O IPDA apresentou alta correlação com a IMS (r = 0,75. Comparado o CAR médio entre os tourinhos, observou-se que animais menos eficientes apresentaram IMS 27,7% superior aos animais mais eficientes. A variável IPDA nãoidentificou os mais eficientes na utilização de alimentos, pois houve baixas correlações com CA, EA e CAR. Pode-se concluir que a seleção de tourinhos pelo IPDA elege os que ganham mais peso, porém estes apresentam maior IMS. É possível aprimorar a metodologia de seleção com a inclusão do CAR.This study evaluated the characteristics: age, weight, daily weight gain (DWG, dry matter intake (DMI, feed conversion (FC, feedefficiency (FE and residual feed intake (RFI of young bulls of the Polled Nellore breed in a performance test. Thirty bulls, with initial age of 243.6±30.4 days were used. Dry Matter Intake (DMI was quantified daily for each animal. The animals were classified by theperformance test index (PTI. RFI did not show differences (p > 0.05 among the averages of the groups. The variables weight and DWG were not correlated with RFI. There was high correlation between RFI and FC. FE and FC showed correlation with RFI. The PTI showed high correlation with DMI (r = 0.75. When comparing mean RFI among thebulls, it was

  16. Effects of Dietary Lysine Supplementation on Digestion, Metabolism and Growth Performance of Small-tail Han×Polled Dorset Lambs%添喂赖氨酸对小尾寒羊×无角陶赛特杂羔消化代谢和生长性能的影响

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    李海英; 雒秋江; 上官京; 李昊; 潘榕

    2011-01-01

    Sixteen male Small-tail Han × Polled Dorset lambs, with the average body weight of (6. 13± 0. 65) kg, at the age of 30 days were divided into 4 groups, and fed with diets 1,2 and 3 during 30- 75 , 76-120 and 121 - 240 days old respectively, to study the effect of dietary lysine supplementation on intake, body weight gain,digestibility and slaughter characteristics of lambs. The results showed that compared with that of the control group,the voluntary intake of dry matter in the group with best supplementation of lysine (1. 2,0. 8 and 0. 4 g/kg diets respectively during 30- 75,76-120 and 121- 240 days old) was increased by 14. 10% ( P <0. 01) ,37. 70 % ( P <0. 01) and 30. 29% ( P <0. 01) respectively, the daily body weight gain was increased by 52. 70% ( P <0. 01) ,11. 35%( P <0. 05)and 34. 94 %( P<0. 01) respectively; the apparent digestibility of crude protein was increased by 18. 23% ( P <0. 05) ,11. 06% ( P <0. 05) and 29. 63%( P <0. 01) respectively; the nitrogen retention rate was tncreased by 17. 13%( P <0. 01) , 8. 81% ( P <0. 05) and 22. 37 % ( P <0. 01) respectively; and the nitrogen retention amounts was increased by 28. 37% ( P <0. 05) ,40. 37%( P <0. 05)and 39. 72% ( P <0. 05 ) respectively. The average daily body weight gain during 30-240 days old was increased by 23. 25%( P <0. 01). Also,the carcass weight,net meat weight,lean weight and fat weight at the age of 240 days were mcreased by 34. 72%( P <0. 01), 37. 41%( P <0. 01), 42. 98% ( P <0. 01) and 21. 96% ( P >0. 05) respectively. It is concluded that the growth of lambs at the age below 240 days could be promoted by supplementation of untreated lysine;and the optimum content of lysine in diets for the lamb at 30-75,76-120 and 121-240 days old were 2. 2%, 1. 5% and 0. 7% respectively.%选取16只30日龄平均体重为(6.13±0.65)kg的小尾寒羊与无角陶赛特杂交F1代公羔,根据体重分为4组,在30

  17. Avaliação do consumo alimentar residual em touros jovens da raça Nelore Mocho em prova de desempenho animal - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i4.6464 Evaluation of residual feed intake in young bulls of the Polled Nellore breed in a performance test - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i4.6464

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou as características: idade, peso, ganho de peso diário (GPD, ingestão de matéria seca (IMS, conversão alimentar (CA, eficiência alimentar (EA e consumo alimentar residual (CAR de tourinhos da raça Nelore Mocho em prova de desempenho animal (PDA. Foram utilizados 30 animais, inteiros, com idade inicial de 243,6±30,4 dias. Alimentos e sobras individuais foram quantificados diariamente. A classificação baseou-se no índice de prova de desempenho animal (IPDA. Para CAR não houve diferença (p > 0,05 entre a média dos grupos. As variáveis peso e GPD não foram correlacionadas com CAR. Houve alta correlação entre CAR e CA. EA e CA apresentaram correlação com CAR. O IPDA apresentou alta correlação com a IMS (r = 0,75. Comparado o CAR médio entre os tourinhos, observou-se que animais menos eficientes apresentaram IMS 27,7% superior aos animais mais eficientes. A variável IPDA não identificou os mais eficientes na utilização de alimentos, pois houve baixas correlações com CA, EA e CAR. Pode-se concluir que a seleção de tourinhos pelo IPDA elege os que ganham mais peso, porém estes apresentam maior IMS. É possível aprimorar a metodologia de seleção com a inclusão do CAR.This study evaluated the characteristics: age, weight, daily weight gain (DWG, dry matter intake (DMI, feed conversion (FC, feed efficiency (FE and residual feed intake (RFI of young bulls of the Polled Nellore breed in a performance test. Thirty bulls, with initial age of 243.6±30.4 days were used. Dry Matter Intake (DMI was quantified daily for each animal. The animals were classified by the performance test index (PTI. RFI did not show differences (p > 0.05 among the averages of the groups. The variables weight and DWG were not correlated with RFI. There was high correlation between RFI and FC. FE and FC showed correlation with RFI. The PTI showed high correlation with DMI (r = 0.75. When comparing mean RFI among the bulls, it was

  18. ​Parcel feature data derived from Google Street View images for urban land use classification in Brooklyn, New York Cityfor urban land use classification in Brooklyn, New York Cityretain-->.

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    Zhang, Weixing; Li, Weidong; Zhang, Chuanrong; Hanink, Dean M; Li, Xiaojiang; Wang, Wenjie

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    Google Street View (GSV) was used for urban land use classification, together with airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data and high resolution orthoimagery, by a parcel-based method. In this data article, we present the input raw GSV images, intermediate products of GSV images, and final urban land use classification data that are related to our research article "Parcel-based urban land use classification in megacity using airborne LiDAR, high resolution orthoimagery, and Google Street View" (Zhang et al., 2017) [1]. More detail about other used data and our findings can be found in Zhang et al. (2017) [1].

  19. INTERIM REPT. MAY 1-JULY 31 1953 ON CONTRACT NO. NONR-1129(00) (POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BROOKLYN)

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    in ethylene dichloride are tabulated. Two polyvinyl butyrals and 2 polyvinyl acetates (Bakelite Co) samples were investigated. The hydrolysis and...The weight average mol wt of 2 polyvinyl acetates (Schawinigan Corp.) were determined to be 85,000 and 190,000. A low degree of branching was assumed...reacetylation of these acetates indicated mol wt and branching similar to the Schawinigan acetates. The increase in viscosity on butyral fromation was

  20. Reorienting the GWOT to Win the Moral Level of War

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    Indeed, the asymmetry itself is considered by many to be immoral. Some philosophers of jus in bello, to include Juergen Habermas , argue that there...50 Giovanna Borradori, Philosophy In A Time of Terror: Dialogues with Juergen Habermas and Jacques Derrida (Chicago: The University of...60 BIBLIOGRAPHY Borradori, Giovanna. Philosophy In A Time of Terror: Dialogues with Juergen Habermas and Jacques Derrida. Chicago: The University of

  1. 马克思公共性思想初探——基于阿伦特、哈贝马斯和罗尔斯的比较视角%On Karl Marx's Public Concept——Based on a Comparison Perspective from Hannah Arendt, Juergen Habermas and John Rawls

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    阿伦特、哈贝马斯和罗尔斯使得“公共性”成为重要的哲学范畴.哈贝马斯的公共舆论和罗尔斯的公共理性,是马克思曾经主张过而后又扬弃的一种思想,而阿伦特的公共性主张与马克思的思想因为都关涉人的生存危机,因而具有更多的“亲近性”.但是,马克思寻求的是人的解放以及由此所要求的社会解放,即把社会从资本的支配下解放出来,实现共产主义社会.共产主义社会是人与人之间、个人与联合体之间共享自由发展的社会.这种主体间的相互共享性即公共性.马克思所主张的公共性,从根本上说指的就是共产主义社会中普遍存在的相互自由和共享发展的公共的社会关系.共产主义社会的实现一方面取决于社会历史发展本身的进程,另一方面也取决于广大无产者形成公共的阶级意识,从而组织成为无产阶级来意识和行动.无产阶级政治的前提就是无产者通过公共的阶级意识形成政治的无产阶级.

  2. 75 FR 52465 - Safety Zones; Swim Events Within the Sector New York Captain of the Port Zone

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    ... participants of the Brooklyn Bridge Swim, a swim event on the waters of the East River in the vicinity of... July 31, 2010. (3) Brooklyn Bridge Swim, Brooklyn, NY. (i) All waters of the East River from surface to... Brooklyn Bridge Park to East River Park, Brooklyn. (ii) Effective Date. This rule will be effective from 11...

  3. Kosovo serblaste viha lahvatas piiri ääres / Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 20. veebr. 2008, lk. 5. Kosovo serblased korraldavad protestiaktsioone, Belgrad kuulutas Kosovo ühepoolse iseseisvusdeklaratsiooni kehtetuks ning alustas saatkondade tagasikutsumist iseseisvust tunnustanud riikidest

  4. Kosovo ootab nüüd iseseisvuse väljakuulutamist tuleval aastal / Liisi Poll

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    2007-01-01

    Kosovo valimised võitis Kosovo Vabastusarmee (UCK) poliitilise tiiva juhi Hashim Thaci Kosovo Demokraatlik Partei. Kosovlaste lootusest EL-i ja USA abile iseseisvuse saavutamisel. Lisa: Verine ajalugu

  5. Stubb : EL saavutas Gruusia kriisi ajal palju / Alexander Stubb ; interv. Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    Intervjuu Soome välisministri Alexander Stubbiga, kes vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad Euroopa Liidu positsiooni seoses Venemaa agressiooniga Gruusias ja Soome seisukohti seoses NATOga. Euroliidu reaktsioon Venemaa agressioonile Gruusias oli poliitiliselt tugev ja majanduslikult nõrk, arvab ta

  6. Gruusia loeb kokku venelaste jäetud pomme ja sõjaohvreid / Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    Vene vägede lahkumist ootavas Gruusias loetakse kokku sõjakaotusi, milleks on inimkaotused, katkenud kaubandus, purustatud infrastruktuur, mahajäetud lõhkekehad. Punase Risti hinnangust sõjapõgenike kohta. Vt. samas: Vene väed lahkuvad endiselt vaid teoreetiliselt

  7. 160 The April/May 2011 Gubernatorial Poll in Imo State: A Triumph ...

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    Ike Odimegwu

    2011-05-23

    May 23, 2011 ... groups makes them indispensable in politics and election. It has been .... It is important to remind us here, as it has been stated elsewhere that the ... informal communication with the writer bemoaned "ndi Orlu alugbuola anyi" ...

  8. Opinion polls show Lithuania's improving moods / Vladas Gaidys ; interviewed by Linas Jegelevicius

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    2011-01-01

    Leedu turu-uuringute keskuse pikaaegne juht räägib leedulaste hoiakutest, avaliku arvamuse küsitlustest, parteidest, president Dalia Grybauskaitest, ekspresidentidest ja märgib, et uuringud ei ole ära ostetavad

  9. India ja Pakistan seisavad uute alguste lävepakul / Liisi Poll

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    2007-01-01

    Indias ja Pakistanis tähistati iseseisvuse 60. aastapäeva. Demokraatliku arengutee valinud India ja islamistliku Pakistani suhted on pingelised, sõdade ja piirikonfliktide põhjuseks on olnud Kashmiri alad. Kaart: India ja Pakistan. Lisa: India ja Pakistan

  10. Does corruption undermine trust in health care? Results from public opinion polls in Croatia.

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    Radin, Dagmar

    2013-12-01

    Health and health care provision are one of the most important topics in public policy, and often a highly debated topic in the political arena. The importance of considering trust in the health care sector is highlighted by studies showing that trust is associated, among others, with poor self-related health, and poorer health outcomes. Similarly, corruption has shown to create economic costs and inefficiencies in the health care sector. This is particularly important for a newly democratized country such as Croatia, where a policy responsive government indicates a high level of quality of democracy (Roberts, 2009) and where a legacy of corruption in the health care sector has been carried over from the previous regime. In this study, I assess the relationship between health care corruption and trust in public health care and hypothesize that experience with health care corruption as well as perception of corruption has a negative effect on trust in public care facilities. Data were collected in two surveys, administered in 2007 and 2009 in Croatia. Experience with corruption and salience with corruption has a negative effect on trust in public health care in the 2007 survey, but not in the 2009 survey. While the results are mixed, they point to the importance of further studying this relationship. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. When Stars Arrives To the Polls: Politics, Cinema and Television in Tamil Nadu

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    Alejandra Val Cubero

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available In Tamil Nadu, one of the most populated states in the South of India, the relationship between cinema, television and politics can explain the success of some of its political leaders. Leaders who started their public activity as directors, actors or script writers, activities which they were successfully able to combine with their roles as public servants. The ethnical and religious diversity of this region, along with the unswayable support of their groups of fans, gave birth to the creation of nationalist political parties which do not hesitate to defend their cultural idiosyncrasy as a sign of social identity. The political game in Tamil Nadu highlights the importance that media, and especially cinema, has had since the forties and fifties of the twentieth century in shaping the political scene. This article, with a historical perspective, has as an objective to determine the turning points of this complex relationship between audiovisual and politics, correlation characteristic of Tamil Nadu but also of India as a whole.

  12. Kosovo serblaste viha lahvatas piiri ääres / Liisi Poll

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    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 20. veebr. 2008, lk. 5. Kosovo serblased korraldavad protestiaktsioone, Belgrad kuulutas Kosovo ühepoolse iseseisvusdeklaratsiooni kehtetuks ning alustas saatkondade tagasikutsumist iseseisvust tunnustanud riikidest

  13. IMPORT SUBSTITUTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND IN INDUSTRIAL PODUCTION: ACCORDING TO OPINION POLL RESULTS

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    Full Text Available The authors addressed matters related to import substitution, which are widely discussed in the crisis period on different levels of economic management. The interrelation of import substitu-tion and solution of one of the main tasks of Rus-sian economy - diversification - is pointed out. The authors made an attempt to disperse some stereo-types, which were formed in mass consciousness concerning substitution of import ware. Patriotism is considered as one of the factors of consumer behavior.

  14. Karadzhici vahistamisega heitis Serbia ühe luukere kapist välja / Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 23. juuli 2008, lk. 7. Radovan Karadzhici osa Bosnia sõjas, tema tabamine pärast 13 aasta pikkust varjamist ja tõenäoline üleandmine Haagi rahvusvahelisele kriminaalkohtule. Vt. samas: Veel kaks serblasest roimarit vabaduses; Bosnia sõda

  15. Use and misuse of Data in Advocacy, Media and Opinion Polls in ...

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    This article offers a reflective perspective of the uses and misuses of data and statistics in public ..... certain indicators and instances where government data did not match the data from ..... Open Journal of Political Science, 3 (4) 167-174.

  16. A PRIORITY-BASED POLLING SCHEDULING ALGORITHM FOR ARBITRATION POLICY IN NETWORK ON CHIP

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    Bao Liyong; Zhao Dongfeng; Zhao Yifan

    2012-01-01

    A solution is imperatively expected to meet the efficient contention resolution schemes for managing simultaneous access requests to the communication resources on the Network on Chip (NoC).Based on the ideas of conflict-free transmission,priority-based service,and dynamic self-adaptation to loading,this paper presents a novel scheduling algorithm for Medium Access Control (MAC) in NoC with the researches of the communication structure features of 2D mesh.The algorithm gives priority to guarantee the Quality of Service (QoS) for local input port as well as dynamic adjustment of the performance of the other ports along with input load change.The theoretical model of this algorithm is established with Markov chain and probability generating function.Mathematical analysis is made on the mean queue length and the mean inquiry cyclic time of the system.Simulated experiments are conducted to test the accuracy of the model.It turns out that the findings from theoretical analysis correspond well with those from simulated experiments.Further more,the analytical findings of the system performance demonstrate that the algorithm enables effectively strengthen the fairness and stability of data transmissions in NoC.

  17. Del Ponte : kurjategijad ei tohi kohtuta pääseda / Liisi Poll

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    2006-01-01

    Riigikogu korraldatud Euroopa konverentsil "Väärtused ja huvid rahvusvahelises poliitikas" viibinud endise Jugoslaavia sõjakuritegusid uuriva Haagi rahvusvahelise tribunali peasüüdistaja Carla del Ponte kinnitas, et Euroopa Liidu toetus Haagi tribunalile on ülioluline ja serblastest sõjakurjategijad Radovan Karadzic ja Ratko Mladic peaksid jõudma Haagi kohtu ette. Lisa: Haagi tribunal

  18. Pediatric dental chair vs. traditional dental chair: A pediatric dentist′s poll

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Proper positioning of the child patient, can not only have positive ramifications for the operator′s posture, comfort, and career longevity - it can also lead to better treatment and increased productivity. The aim of the survey questionnaire was to assess the utilization, need, and attitude concerning dental chairs among pediatric dentist while working on and managing the child patient. Study Design: The questions were structured using adobe forms central online software, regarding the user-friendliness of pediatric dental chair vs. traditional adult dental chair available in the market. Results: Our result shows that out of 337 respondents, 79% worked on pediatric dental chair, whereas 21% had no experience of it. Of these 79% pediatric dentist, 48% preferred pediatric dental chair. But pediatric dental problem still has certain disadvantages like higher cost, leg space problem, lower availability, etc. Conclusion: During the research it was found that ergonomics and usability issues were the main problems. Thus, pediatric dental chair is not so popular in the current scenario. This study allowed for general ideas for the improvement of dental chairs and thus improved dental chair would fill the gap in the current scenario.

  19. Obama alustab külaskäiku Venemaale keerulisel ajal / Liisi Poll

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    2009-01-01

    USA president Barack Obama alustab 6. juulil oma Moskva visiiti, mille käigus on tal kavas lisaks Kremli juhtidele kohtuda ka opositioonitegelaste ning Nõukogude Liidu viimase juhi Mihhali Gorbatšoviga

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    2011-05-23

    May 23, 2011 ... This makes the study of the nature, process and outcome of this election imperative. ... In order to address this task, this paper is divided into four sections. ... political and administrative entity within the Nigerian nation state.

  1. Loomakaitsjad päästavad karusid julmast ärist / Liisi Poll

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    2007-01-01

    Vangistatud kaeluskarude sapist tehtud rohud päästavad Hiina rahvameditsiini austajate arvates inimesi, kuid ravim saadakse loomakaitsjate sõnul julma piinamise tagajärjel. Lisa: Karu sapp Hiina traditsioonilises meditsiinis

  2. USA tahab sõjaväkke ka ajutisi sisserändajaid / Liisi Poll

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    2009-01-01

    USA soovib sõjaväkke hakata värbama ka sisserändajaid, kellel on riigis viibimiseks vaid ajutine luba, kuna Iraagis ja Afganistanis venivate konfliktide tõttu vajab vabatahtlikkusel põhinev armee uusi sõdureid

  3. Suurärimees Lembergs ähvardab näljastreigiga / Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    Korruptsioonisüüdistuste tõttu koduarestis viibiv Läti sadamalinna Ventspilsi linnapea ja naftaärimees Aivars Lembergs tahab alustada näljastreiki, et juhtida tähelepanu oma õiguste väidetavale piiramisele. Lisa: Aivars Lembergs

  4. Maailma liidrid arutavad Alpides taas võimalusi maailma päästa / Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 24. jaan. lk. 7. Davosis toimuva majandusfoorumi keskseks teemaks on üleilmne ebakindlus, teemasid on vaesusest veepuuduseni. Lisad: Veepuudus; Eestlasi pole

  5. Gruusia valimistel said võidu riigipea Saakashvili liitlased / Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 22. mai 2008, lk. 10. Gruusia parlamendivalimiste uksesuuküsitluste järgi kogus Ühtne Rahvuslik Liikumine 63% häältest. Lisa: Gruusia parlamendivalimised

  6. ELi suured ja väiksed tülitsevad / Liisi Poll

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    2009-01-01

    Euroopa Liidus valitsevatest vastuoludest suurte ja väikeste riikide ning Lääne-Euroopa ja Ida-Euroopa riikide vahel. Soome välisminister Alexander Stubb on mures institutsionaalse kaose pärast Euroopa Liidus

  7. Toetus Abhaasia põgenikele ärritas taas Venemaad / Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    ÜRO toetas Gruusiat avaldusega, mis kinnitab, et riigist eralduda soovivast Abhaasiast sõja ajal lahkunud inimestel on rahvusest hoolimata õigus kodukohta tagasi pöörduda. Tagasipöördumisõigust kinnitades ka Gruusia territoriaalset terviklikkust kaitsnud resolutsioon ei meeldi Abhaasia eraldumissoovi toetavale Venemaale

  8. Vägistamisskandaal rebib Jaapani ja USA suhetes vanu haavu lahti / Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    Jaapani Okinawa saar nõuab seal asuvate USA vägede ülevaatamist ja sõjaväelaste distsipliini tugevdamist pärast seda, kui üht sõjaväelast süüdistatakse alaealise tüdruku vägistamises. Vt. samas: Eelmine skandaalne vägistamine

  9. Iseseisvunud Kosovos teravdusid peojärgsel päeval pinged / Liisi Poll, Mihkel Maripuu

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    2008-01-01

    Iseseisvuse välja kuulutanud Kosovo on endiselt jagunenud osadeks, hoolimata sellest, et deklaratsioon kinnitas muuhulgas ka kõigi võimalike vähemuste kaitse riigi territooriumil. Vt. samas: Probleemne ala

  10. Department of Defense Influencer Poll Wave 4 - June 2005. Overview Report

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    2005-12-01

    not perform the behavior in question (social pressure). Confidence in performing a behavior, based on years of self-efficacy research by Albert ... Bandura and colleagues, is a person’s perception that they will be able to perform a behavior successfully. Use of a model-based approach such as

  11. Department of Defense Youth Poll Wave 10 - December 2005. Overview Report

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    2006-07-01

    or should not perform the behavior in question. Confidence in performing the behavior is based on years of research on self-efficacy by Albert ... Bandura and his colleagues. The model at the bottom of this page is based on the idea that military enlistment, like any behavior, is most likely...New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. xi Bandura , A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: W.H. Freeman. OVERVIEW REPORT

  12. Department of Defense Influencer Poll Wave 5 - December 2005. Overview Report

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    2006-06-01

    based on years of self-efficacy research by Albert Bandura and colleagues, is a person’s perception that they will be able to perform a behavior...Research and measurement perspectives. New York: Springer Publishing Company. vi Bandura , A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New

  13. Türgi teatas uutest rünnakutest Iraagis asuvate kurdide vastu / Liisi Poll

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    2007-01-01

    Türgi armee rünnakutest Türgis kurdide eest võitleva Kurdistani Töölispartei (PKK) Iraagi territooriumil asuvate võitlejate vastu. USA püüab veenda Türgit loobuma suuroperatsioonidest kurdi aladel Iraagis

  14. India ja Pakistan seisavad uute alguste lävepakul / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Indias ja Pakistanis tähistati iseseisvuse 60. aastapäeva. Demokraatliku arengutee valinud India ja islamistliku Pakistani suhted on pingelised, sõdade ja piirikonfliktide põhjuseks on olnud Kashmiri alad. Kaart: India ja Pakistan. Lisa: India ja Pakistan

  15. Russian Society in 2015: What We Learned About It from Sociological Polls

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    Valerii Valer’evich Fedorov

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Modern socio-political history of Russia can be quite clearly divided into several important periods, each of which is characterized by particular political environment and specific social consciousness. The accession of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation in March 2014 is one of the landmark events, a milestone that marks the transition from one phase of this history to the next. This event (or rather, process that started, according to some estimates, in the autumn of 2013, or in February 2014 indicated a sharp turn in Russian foreign policy and in its relations with the West and East. The accession of Crimea has led to phenomenal growth and expansion of support for the policy pursued by Vladimir Putin and for his personality: without exaggeration, he has become not just a political leader but the leader of the nation. The trend set by the accession of Crimea was evolving in 2014–2015; a special feature of this development was that Russia obtained the positive effect almost immediately, and negative consequences followed only after a while. And the farther our life from March 2014, the more pronounced these deferred negative consequences; while the benefits gained are being partly exhausted and partly forgotten as they recede into a background. Negative consequences include the conflict with the West and the efforts of several influential countries to isolate Russia in the international arena, the war in Ukraine and the collapse of Russian-Ukrainian relations in all areas, Western sanctions against the financial and commodity sectors of Russia’s economy, the weakening of the Russian currency and growth of prices for imported goods and then – for food and non-food commodities. Thus, in the course of time, the price paid by Russian society for the accession of Crimea grew rather than fell

  16. Iowa valus hoop Hillary Clintonile segas USA presidendivalimistel kaarte / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    USA presidendivalimiste eelvalimistel võitis demokraat Barack Obama. Presidendikandidaatide seisukohtadest. Tabel: USA presidendivalimised. Tulemused Iowas. Vt. samas: Tähtsaimaks osutusid majandus ja Iraagi sõda

  17. Public transport policy and performance: The results of a South African public opinion poll

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    Rose Luke

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Public opinion plays a vital role in a democracy, as democracies are, by nature responsive to the people. In South Africa, public participation is entrenched in the Constitution. Despite this, the spate of service delivery protests in South Africa in recent years would appear to indicate that the government is out of touch with the opinions of the South African citizens. Public  transport  policy  in  South  Africa  is  described  by  a  number  of  documents,  mainly the  White  Paper  on  National  Transport  Policy,  Moving  South  Africa  and,  more  recently, the National Development Plan. An annual survey of 1000 South Africans is conducted to gauge opinion on transport related matters. The purpose of this article was to compare the current public transport policies (as stated above and the public opinion on public transport (as gauged by the survey in order to determine the extent to which these are aligned. The results  show  that  current  public  transport  policy  is  relatively  strongly  aligned  with  the public transport needs of the South African population, however, concerns regarding public transport such as mobility, accessibility, affordability and safety have not yet to be addressed satisfactorily.

  18. Prantsuse maaklerile pannakse süüks miljardite tuulde laskmist / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 28. jaan. 2008, lk. 6. Prantsusmaa suurpanga Societe Generale maakler Jerome Kerviel tekitas lubamatute pangatehingutega pangale viiemiljardilise kahju. Lisa: Kuulsaid pangakaotusi

  19. Towards quantifying horizontal stresses of free-polling pneumatic rubber tyres on road surfaces

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    De Beer, Morris

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Multi-dimensional forces (and stresses) inside the contact patch of a freerolling pneumatic rubber tyre generally occur as a direct result of a complex interaction between flexible rubber and a rigid test surface or road surface. These forces...

  20. The American Chicle Youth Poll: A Landmark Study on the Attitudes of American Youth.

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    Roper Organization, Inc., New York, NY.

    Presented are findings of a 1986 national survey of 1000 American students between the ages of 8 and 17 years. Face-to-face interviews focused on youths' perceptions of their families, their schools, and major social issues confronting them. After a preview highlighting important findings, in-depth results and commentary are offered with…

  1. Koolis möödunud festival eelistas lapsi / Merit Kask, Liisi Poll

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    Kask, Merit

    2003-01-01

    Lõppenud Pärnu XVII dokumentaal- ja antropoloogiafilmide festivalist. Lisaks avaldavad oma arvamust rahvusvahelise žürii esimees John Russel Taylor, žürii liige Tiina Lokk ja eesti dokumentaalfilmide žürii esimees Tõnis Kask. Lisatud auhinnasaajate nimekiri

  2. Maailmapärand kütab poliitilisi kirgi / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Maailmapärandi nimekirja jõudnud Preah Viheari templist Kambodžas, mis on saanud Kambodža ja Tai vaheliseks vaidlusobjektiks. Uutest objektidest UNESCO maailmapärandi nimekirjas. Eestis on UNESCO kaitse all Tallinna vanalinn ja Struwe meridiaanikaar

  3. Briti liberaalid : Iraagis pole enam lootust / Malcolm Bruce ; interv. Liisi Poll

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    Bruce, Malcolm

    2007-01-01

    Eestit külastanud Briti liberaaldemokraatide delegatsiooni juht vastab küsimustele Iraagist vägede väljatoomise, Afganistani ülesehitamise, Euroopa Liidu ja Vene suhete, oma partei mõjujõu kohta

  4. EL soovib säästlikke sõiduvahendeid / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke, 8. veebr. 2007, lk. 10. Euroopa Komisjon tegi ettepaneku, et aastaks 2012 peaksid autotootjad vähendama uute autode CO₂ väljalaset 18%. Lisa: Saastavad autod

  5. Kllimafoorumi eel on lootuskiirt raske näha / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    Kopenhaagenis toimuva ÜRO kliimamuutuste konverentsi (COP 15) eesmärk on luua leping, millest saaks järglane kasvuhoonegaaside piiranguid reguleerivale ÜRO kliimakonventsiooni Kyoto lisaprotokollile

  6. Miks on täna jõustuv Kyoto protokoll oluline? / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2005-01-01

    1997. aastal vastu võetud Kyoto protokollist, selle üle toimunud läbirääkimistest, leppe ratifitseerimisest riikides. USA vastuseisust leppele. Autori sõnul peaks selleks, et lepe tõesti mõjus oleks, selle eesmärke veelgi karmistama ning seda ka arenguriikidele laiendama. Diagramm: Kasvuhoonegaaside kogused

  7. REFERENDUMS, VOTING AND POLLS AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH SOCIAL AND POLITICAL LIFE

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    D. A. Kozlova

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In a relatively short chronological period, two referendums were held in Scotland. Recently (September 2016 with the filing of the Scottish National Party was initiated by the largest survey of the general population, various social, age status, but equally concerned about their fate and the fate of future generations (not completed at the time of writing. It is obvious that the Scottish public and political life, as nowhere else in the world, the popularity of these forms are monitoring public opinion, on the basis of which the results of the political agenda of the day is being built in the future, not only the nationalists, but also the other major political parties ‒ the Conservatives and Labour. This article proposes to analyze the consequences of the last voting in the context of the prospects for a new referendum on independence. It should be particularly emphasized that the Scottish National Party in the person of its former and current leaders do not doubt in the very short term, repeated referendum, arguing that as a foreign (Brexit and internal circumstances: the dominance of the political scene unpopular in conservative region, the supporters population growth nationalists, the transformation of social consciousness in the direction of traditional national values, etc.

  8. Suurvõlgnik Dubai avab kõrgeima torni / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2010-01-01

    Dubais avati maailma kõrgeim hoone Burj Dubai (Burj Khalifa). Pilvelõhkuja on 818 meetrit kõrge. Hoone arhitektiks on ameeriklane Adrian Smith. Samal teemal ka artikkel "Tuul Araabia imepurjedes" lk. 2. Lühidalt tuntumatest pilvelõhkujatest

  9. Merkel tuleb Gruusiast rääkima / Vootele Päi, Liisi Poll

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    Päi, Vootele

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 26. aug. 2008, lk. 9. lüh. Saksamaa liidukantsler Angela Merkel saabub Tallinna, et kohtuda peaminister Andrus Ansipi ja president Toomas Hendrik Ilvesega ning rääkida Gruusia küsimustest ja energiapoliitikast. Lisa: Angela Merkeli visiit

  10. Opinion polls show Lithuania's improving moods / Vladas Gaidys ; interviewed by Linas Jegelevicius

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    Gaidys, Vladas, 1952-

    2011-01-01

    Leedu turu-uuringute keskuse pikaaegne juht räägib leedulaste hoiakutest, avaliku arvamuse küsitlustest, parteidest, president Dalia Grybauskaitest, ekspresidentidest ja märgib, et uuringud ei ole ära ostetavad

  11. Moms and Schools Survey: Nationwide Public Opinion on Schooling. Polling Paper No. 8

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    DiPerna, Paul

    2012-01-01

    Moms and Schools Educational Choice, conducted by Braun Research, Inc. (BRI), measures Americans views on area schools (district, charter, or private), school type preferences, and school vouchers. In this paper, Moms, report response levels of public opinion. For some questions, discussion to examine differences of voter opinion (sometimes using…

  12. Alois Philipp Maria. Maksuparadiisi söakas troonipärija / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Liechtensteini prints Alois Philipp Maria andis vastulöögi Saksamaa süüdistusele. Väideti, et Liechtensteinis ei peeta läbipaistvusest ja seadusega kooskõlas olemisest lugu. Prints Alois Philipp Maria. Kaart: Maksuparadiisid

  13. Nobeli preemia läks vähi-ja aidsiuurijaile / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    2008. aasta medistsiinipreemia pälvisid sakslane Harald zur Hausen emakakealavähki põhjustava viiruse leidmise eest ning prantslased Francoise Barré-Sinoussi ja Luc Montagnier HI-viiruse avastamise eest

  14. Suurvõlgnik Dubai avab kõrgeima torni / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2010-01-01

    Dubais avati maailma kõrgeim hoone Burj Dubai (Burj Khalifa). Pilvelõhkuja on 818 meetrit kõrge. Hoone arhitektiks on ameeriklane Adrian Smith. Samal teemal ka artikkel "Tuul Araabia imepurjedes" lk. 2. Lühidalt tuntumatest pilvelõhkujatest

  15. Student Perception on a Student Response System Formed by Combining Mobile Phone and a Polling Website

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    Wong, Adam

    2016-01-01

    Every teacher understands the importance of getting timely student feedback for effective and efficient teaching and learning. However, students are not always keen to answer questions in the classroom in front of their peers. There is a need for an efficient method to engage all the students in a classroom and quickly evaluate the progress of…

  16. EL soovib säästlikke sõiduvahendeid / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke, 8. veebr. 2007, lk. 10. Euroopa Komisjon tegi ettepaneku, et aastaks 2012 peaksid autotootjad vähendama uute autode CO₂ väljalaset 18%. Lisa: Saastavad autod

  17. [Results of a poll of cancer patients with respect to pain and quality of life].

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    Pipam, W; Likar, R; Klocker, J; Bernatzky, G; Platz, T; Sittl, R; Janig, H

    2002-12-01

    Bernatzky et al. recently published a study on the prescribing practices of general practitioners in Austria with respect to the prescribing of opioids in cancer patients. The aim of the study was to assess the adequately of pain therapy and the resulting quality of life in chronic cancer patients. A representative sample of patients was taken from the Carinthian tumor register. These patient were sent a questionnaire alone with an explanatory letter and at a later date a reminder letter by mail. Of the 1.895 returned questionnaires 665 (35%) were completed. In this study only the data of the 429 patients who indicated that they experienced pain were processed. More than one fifth of the patients complained of a poor or a very poor quality of life and 80% of the patients were limited in their activities of daily living by pain. There are still many prejudices and informational gaps with respect to the effects of morphine. The main focus of treatment was medication therapy and was generally carried out by the family physician. The satisfaction with pain therapy was at best moderate. This is insofar of importance, as the satisfaction with pain therapy has a massive impact on the quality of life. More extensive information and education are required with respect to the various options and possibilities of pain control. Explanations of the mode of action and side-effects of pain medication in order to deal with the prejudices. Earlier and more focused use of pain therapy (long duration of pain), and use of coping aids for activities of daily living (limited through pain) and a broadening of the spectrum of treatment are all necessary. Patient satisfaction with pain therapy should be the main focus, as this is the deciding factor in terms of the quality of life.

  18. The Equality Paradox of Deliberative Democracy: Evidence from a National Deliberative Poll

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    Hansen, Kasper Møller

    2010-01-01

    democracy is the equality paradox. The equality paradox of deliberation relates to the idea that deliberative democrats advocate the importance of securing that the deliberative process fulfills political equality as the participants in the deliberative process are able to express their views freely...... the citizens' capabilities to form reasoned and reflective opinions based on the common good rather than self-interest. The focus on the normative potential of deliberation has to a large extent neglected deliberations' many pitfalls and contradictions. One of the most troubling paradoxes in deliberative...... and openly without any procedural restrictions. At the same time, however it is argued that arguments referring to the common good and public interest should and will be emphasized in a deliberative process, which favors participants accustomed to this kind of reasoning, thus, compromising political equality...

  19. Del Ponte : kurjategijad ei tohi kohtuta pääseda / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2006-01-01

    Riigikogu korraldatud Euroopa konverentsil "Väärtused ja huvid rahvusvahelises poliitikas" viibinud endise Jugoslaavia sõjakuritegusid uuriva Haagi rahvusvahelise tribunali peasüüdistaja Carla del Ponte kinnitas, et Euroopa Liidu toetus Haagi tribunalile on ülioluline ja serblastest sõjakurjategijad Radovan Karadzic ja Ratko Mladic peaksid jõudma Haagi kohtu ette. Lisa: Haagi tribunal

  20. [Are Doctors familiar with enteral nutrition at home? Opinion poll in the province of Tarragona].

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    Bonada, A; Gómez-Gener, A; Boj, M; Salvador, P; Salas-Salvadó, J

    2003-01-01

    At our hospital, there is an At-Home Enteral Nutrition programme (NED in its Spanish acronym) with participation of the Clinical Nutrition Unit and the Pharmacy Service. The products and all necessary material are dispensed directly to the patient's home and nutritional follow-up is carried out. As a lack of information on various aspects of NED was detected among prescribing doctors, we decided to carry out a survey to assess the level of awareness and the opinion of doctors in the province of Tarragona with regard to NED. They were asked if they knew the indications and characteristics of the different enteral nutrition preparations, as well as their opinion on who should do the follow-up of the patients and on how dispensation should be organized. With the results obtained, we conclude that doctors rarely prescribe NED and are not familiar with the indications nor with enteral nutrition preparations (77.5% and 89%, respectively), although they are interested in the subject. They feel that dispensation should be done directly at the patient's home (43%) and that follow-up should be through a specialized team (57.6%).

  1. 胶片上的球印%"Victory" Tops Soccer Film Poll

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    木原

    2006-01-01

    @@ 足球电影历来不是电影界的宠儿.一说是足球题材,就让一大部分不爱足球,不喜运动的人懒得花上个把小时来看.看着言情片奇幻片灾难片连连叫座,不少电影导演一直在抱怨:足球题材不好赚钱.足球电影,可能是永远拍给那些喜爱足球的人看的.

  2. Iowa valus hoop Hillary Clintonile segas USA presidendivalimistel kaarte / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    USA presidendivalimiste eelvalimistel võitis demokraat Barack Obama. Presidendikandidaatide seisukohtadest. Tabel: USA presidendivalimised. Tulemused Iowas. Vt. samas: Tähtsaimaks osutusid majandus ja Iraagi sõda

  3. Vägistamisskandaal rebib Jaapani ja USA suhetes vanu haavu lahti / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Jaapani Okinawa saar nõuab seal asuvate USA vägede ülevaatamist ja sõjaväelaste distsipliini tugevdamist pärast seda, kui üht sõjaväelast süüdistatakse alaealise tüdruku vägistamises. Vt. samas: Eelmine skandaalne vägistamine

  4. Maailma liidritel puudub kriisi ületamiseks üksmeel / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2010-01-01

    Kanadas lõppes G20 tippkohtumine ja võeti vastu ühisdeklaratsioon. 20 riigi koostöövõime tuleviku majandus- ja rahanduspoliitika haldamisel seati kriitikute arvates kohtumisel küsimärgi alla, kuna arenenud riikidel ja aengumaadel on erinevad huvid

  5. A Study on Public Opinion Poll and Policy on Indoor Air Pollution

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    Kim, K.S.; Lee, H.S.; Kong, S.Y.; Ku, H.J. [Korea Environment Institute, Seoul (Korea)

    2001-12-01

    The purpose of this study is to review previous studies on indoor air pollution and to propose national strategies and policy measures for protecting public health from indoor air pollution based on the results of public survey research. Indoor air has the potential to be polluted by hazardous materials that might lead to serious health problems. It is well known that the indoor spaces are more polluted than outdoor ones, which can be a major health problem for those that live in urban areas who spend most of their time indoors. In Korea, studies on indoor air pollution are usually conducted under the auspices of academic research, which only focus on particular types of indoor spaces and certain concepts of indoor air quality. Thus, at present, the studies on the policies or policy measures concerning indoor air quality management are difficult to find in the country. The governmental agencies that are presently involved in the management of indoor air quality include: the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Construction and Transportation, Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, and Ministry of Environment. However, due to differing regulatory standards between the concerned agencies, the national management of indoor air quality has so far proven to be ineffective. Although the Ministry of Environment recently proposed a law to manage indoor air quality, it is only focuses on managing particular types of indoor spaces not regulated by other governmental bodies and is not effective in the effort towards a national managing system for indoor air pollution. According to a survey conducted by the Korea Environment Institute (KEI), the residents of the Seoul metropolitan area have been felt that environmental pollution negatively affects their health, and especially consider outdoor air pollution to be the most harmful type of pollution. Although these urban residents spend more than 20 hours a day indoors, the survey shows that they do not recognize the imminent health risks that indoor air pollution causes. One reason for this disparity is the lack of education or public awareness on indoor air pollution as an environmental and public health problem. However, it was found that there was great public interest in the issue once the residents were made aware of the health problems resulting from indoor air pollution. Among the respondents, 60% of library workers, 70% of office workers, 80% of teachers, 80% of bus terminal workers, and 90% of underground workers were worried about the effects of indoor air pollution. The study and the survey results conclude that the government should prepare national strategies to manage indoor air quality. It is recommended that such strategies aim to strengthen existing outdoor air pollution abatement programs, create a national indoor air pollution managing system, prepare policy measures aiming at the reduction of health risks, simultaneously implement regulations and recommendations for improving indoor air quality, and initiate action from the associated industries. The study strongly recommends the establishment of a government indoor air quality committee involving all government agencies related with indoor air pollution control. The committee should facilitate communication and action between the various agencies in order to effectively manage indoor air pollution. Specifically, the government indoor air quality committee will need to prepare policies for managing indoor air quality, to prepare regulation standards and recommendation guidelines, to cooperate each other and ultimately to reduce public health risks. Each governmental agency should also independently sustain their responsibility to control indoor air quality. According to the recommendations of this study, the Korean government would need to establish the necessary policies for controlling indoor air quality, and the government would need to recognize the importance of the health problems caused by outdoor and indoor air pollution and their respective policy priorities in order to enhance the q

  6. Alois Philipp Maria. Maksuparadiisi söakas troonipärija / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Liechtensteini prints Alois Philipp Maria andis vastulöögi Saksamaa süüdistusele. Väideti, et Liechtensteinis ei peeta läbipaistvusest ja seadusega kooskõlas olemisest lugu. Prints Alois Philipp Maria. Kaart: Maksuparadiisid

  7. Dalai-laama esindaja: vabadussoov ei kao / Thubten Samdump ; intervjueerinud Liisi Poll

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    Samdup, Thubten

    2010-01-01

    Intervjuu dalai-laama kõrge esindajaga, kes valmistab ette Tiibeti usujuhi visiiti Eestisse 2011. a. Kui Eesti presidendilt või peaministrilt otse kutset ei tule, siis nendega kohtumist ei küsita. Hiina-Tiibeti suhetest

  8. Tuhast tõusnud Phoenix jõudis Marsile elu võimalikkust uurima / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Vt. ka Postimees : na russkom jazõke 27. mai, lk. 8. Marsile jõudnud NASA automaatjaam Phoenix maandus naaberplaneedi põhjapoolusele lähemale kui ükski inimese leiutatud masin kunagi varem. Lisa: Marsi uurimiste ajalugu

  9. Pharmacological Neuroenhancement in the field of economics. Poll results from an online survey

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    Pavel eDietz

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The use of over-the-counter, prescription, and illicit drugs to increase attention, concentration or memory – often called (pharmacological neuroenhancement – shows a broad range of prevalence rates among students. However, very little data is available on neuroenhancement among employed persons. The aim of this study was to provide first data on substance use for neuroenhancement among readers of the German Handelsblatt coming from the field of economics.Methods: Readers of the online edition of the Handelsblatt, a leading print and online medium for the field of economics, were invited to participate in a survey via a link on the journal homepage to complete a web-based questionnaire. Within the questionnaire, participants were asked for their gender, current age, current professional status, hours of work per week, prevalence rates of substance use for the purpose of neuroenhancement as well as for reasons of its use. Binary regression analyses with stepwise forward selection were used to predict the dependent variables use of illicit and prescription drugs for neuroenhancement (yes/no, use of over-the-counter drugs for neuroenhancement (yes/no, and use of any drug for neuroenhancement (yes/no.Results: A total of 1,021 participants completed the anonymous survey. Lifetime prevalence for the use of any drug for neuroenhancement was 88.0% and for the use of illicit and prescription drugs for neuroenhancement 19.0%. Reasons and situations that predicted neuroenhancement with illicit and prescription drugs were curiosity, to enhance mood, for a confident appearance, stress/pressure to perform, and deadline pressure.Discussion: The study shows that neuroenhancement with drugs is a widespread and frequent phenomenon among people belonging to the professional field of economics. Given in the literature that the use of drugs, especially prescription and illicit drugs, may be associated with side effects, the high epidemic of drug use for neuroenhancement also shown in the present paper underlines the new public health concern of neuroenhancement.

  10. How Californians Feel about Public Education: Results from the PACE/USC Rossier August 2012 Poll

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    Brewer, Dominic J.; Plank, David N.; Hall, Michelle

    2012-01-01

    California has long been viewed by the rest of the nation as leader in many areas, including education. The state's K-12 and higher education systems were once the envy of other states. Of late, though, the news from the Golden State has not been so rosy. For the last three decades California has faced increased demands on public services while…

  11. Californians and Public Education: Results from the Fourth PACE/USC Rossier Poll

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    Polikoff, Morgan; Marsh, Julie; Plank, David N.; Hall, Michelle; Hardaway, Tenice; Le, Tien

    2014-01-01

    California is in the middle of a nearly unprecedented period of change in the state's education system. Following voter approval of Proposition 30 in 2012, the Legislature adopted the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) in 2013. The LCFF upended the way California funds schools, redistributing revenues toward schools and school districts facing…

  12. ivote: A simple system to conduct polls and quiz in class settings

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    T. Groulx , Julien

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Teaching tools are necessary to promote learning and encourage the understanding of course content. Among those tools, televoting is one by which students can answer anonymously on a question presented by an instructor. Here, we present ivote, a small application that can be used to that end. ivote is free and does not require registration from the professor nor the students, and does not present advertisements. This software can be used in conjunction with PowerPoint with minimal programming; the votes can also be exported to SPSS, Excel, Mathematica or R easily. Students can express their vote as long as they have an internet access either by entering a URL or by scanning a QR code.

  13. Nobeli preemia läks vähi-ja aidsiuurijaile / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    2008. aasta medistsiinipreemia pälvisid sakslane Harald zur Hausen emakakealavähki põhjustava viiruse leidmise eest ning prantslased Francoise Barré-Sinoussi ja Luc Montagnier HI-viiruse avastamise eest

  14. Türgi ja Armeenia taastasid kahe riigi vahelise normaalse suhtluse / Henrik Vosman, Liisi Poll

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    Vosman, Hendrik

    2009-01-01

    Zürichis allkirjastasid Türgi välisminister Ahmet Davutoglu ja Armeenia välisminister Eduard Nalbandian ajaloolised protokollid, mis seavad sisse normaalsed diplomaatilised suhted ja avavad piirid. Kahe riigi vahelisi erimeelsusi aitas ületada USA välisminister Hillary Clinton. Leppe peavad heaks kiitma ka mõlema riigi parlamendid

  15. Prantsuse maaklerile pannakse süüks miljardite tuulde laskmist / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 28. jaan. 2008, lk. 6. Prantsusmaa suurpanga Societe Generale maakler Jerome Kerviel tekitas lubamatute pangatehingutega pangale viiemiljardilise kahju. Lisa: Kuulsaid pangakaotusi

  16. Pakistani riigipea kehtestas riigis opositsiooni piirava erikorra / Liisi Poll, Oliver Tiks

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke, 5. nov. 2007, lk. 6. Postimees : na russkom jazõke lüh. Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf on peatanud põhiseaduse kehtivuse, lasknud arreteerida 500 võimule ohtlikuks peetavat isikut ja plaanib edasi lükata valimised

  17. Briti liberaalid : Iraagis pole enam lootust / Malcolm Bruce ; interv. Liisi Poll

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    Bruce, Malcolm

    2007-01-01

    Eestit külastanud Briti liberaaldemokraatide delegatsiooni juht vastab küsimustele Iraagist vägede väljatoomise, Afganistani ülesehitamise, Euroopa Liidu ja Vene suhete, oma partei mõjujõu kohta

  18. Stubb : EL saavutas Gruusia kriisi ajal palju / Alexander Stubb ; interv. Liisi Poll

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    Stubb, Alexander, 1968-

    2008-01-01

    Intervjuu Soome välisministri Alexander Stubbiga, kes vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad Euroopa Liidu positsiooni seoses Venemaa agressiooniga Gruusias ja Soome seisukohti seoses NATOga. Euroliidu reaktsioon Venemaa agressioonile Gruusias oli poliitiliselt tugev ja majanduslikult nõrk, arvab ta

  19. 2010 Election Administration and Voting Survey

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    Election Assistance Commission — This dataset contains data about domestic absentee voting, provisional balloting, poll books, polling place, precincts, poll workers, and voting technology used in...

  20. 2008 Election Administration and Voting Survey

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    Election Assistance Commission — This dataset contains data about domestic absentee voting, provisional balloting, poll books, polling place, precincts, poll workers, and voting technology used in...

  1. 2011 Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security (NANO-DDS) Conference Held in Brooklyn, New York on August 29-September 1, 2011. Technical Program and Abstract Digest

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    2011-08-01

    parathion, Diuron®, atrazine and paraquat. The novel aspect of the technology is the use of indigenous microalgae and cyanobacteria that grow in all...water monitoring using indigenous freshwater microalgae will be presented. The detection limits were calculated from the photochemical efficiency of the

  2. From Ganja to crack: Caribbean participation in the underground economy in Brooklyn, 1976-1986. Part 1. Establishment of the marijuana economy.

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    Hamid, A

    1991-06-01

    The involvement of Caribbean youth in drug distribution (marijuana from the mid-1960s to 1981; cocaine hydrochloride powder and crack from 1981 to 1987, the time of writing) throughout the Circum-Caribbean area and in North America is described. Social, economic, and cultural outcomes of these engagements are highlighted, and the relationship between the underground economy of drugs and the corporate, capitalist economy is explored. Responding to high rates of unemployment and to other problems of migrant adaptation, young Caribbean African males established a multimillion dollar marijuana (ganja) trading network which linked cultivators on the islands with exporters/importers and street-level distributors in North American cities. By 1976, its participants had become Rastafarians, or followers of an ideology of self-reliance and indigenous development. Following its precepts, they reinvested marijuana revenues to revive cottage industry and agriculture. In Caribbean or minority neighborhoods, therefore, marijuana was a "positive vibration" and its distributors were lionized.

  3. 76 FR 43124 - Safety Zones; July Fireworks Displays and Swim Events in the Captain of the Port New York Zone

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    2011-07-20

    ... booked summer schedules making rescheduling nearly impossible. Sponsors for the Brooklyn Bridge Swim.... ] Table 2 to Sec. 165.T01-0565 1.0 East River 1.1 Brooklyn Bridge Swim Event Type: Swim Event. Date: July... Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York crossing the East River along the Brooklyn Bridge. Rain Date: July 31...

  4. Ühtsuspäeva tähistav Saksamaa otsib endiselt võrdsust / Liisi Poll

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    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke, 3. okt. 2007, lk. 7. Saksamaa taasühinemist tähistatakse suure rahvapeoga Schwerinis Ida-Saksamaal. Arenguvahest endise Ida- ja Lääne-Saksamaa vahel. Kaart: Saksamaa taasühinemine. Vt. samas: Kadunud idasakslased

  5. Aafrika Liidu jõud jääb Sudaani mässajaile alla / Liisi Poll

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    2007-01-01

    Aafrika Liidu rahuvalvajate tapmine Darfuris sunnib rahvusvahelist üldsust kiirustama Sudaani rahuprotsessi vahendamisega ning ÜRO ja Aafrika Liidu ühismissiooni saatmisega Darfuri. Kaart: Darfuri rünnak

  6. Kliimateadlastele ja Al Gore'ile läinud Nobel oli oodatud otsus / Liisi Poll, Oliver Tiks

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Nobeli preemiat välja andev komitee Oslos otsustas anda Nobeli rahupreemia rahvusvahelisele kliimamuutuste töörühmale ja USA endisele asepresidendile Al Gore'ile. Lisa: Tänavune Nobeli rahupreemia

  7. Voting Places, Voting Polls, Published in 2010, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Effingham County Board Of Commissioners.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2010. It is described...

  8. Voting Places, Polling Places, Published in 2007, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Town of Cary NC.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2007. It is described...

  9. The use and value of polling to determine public opinion on GMOs in Europe: limitations and ways forward.

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    Desaint, Nilsy; Varbanova, Mariana

    2013-01-01

    In this article, we review and assess existing surveys that attempt to gauge public opinion about GM crops. This review shows that consumer surveys can be something of a blunt instrument. Questionnaires, however well-constructed and professionally delivered, are answered in a vacuum of knowledge and elicit misleading responses. People recurrently admit they lack information on the technology behind GM food. It is a part of the general unfamiliarity with the food production process with which people show equal, if not greater, concern. Lacking control over a process involving such an emotive subject like food makes people uneasy and reluctant to accept "unknowns". In addition, if people give answers to hypothetical questions, they do so as "cautious citizens" rather than consumers and this is not a good guide to actual behavior in real life. Qualitative studies using focus groups can be a much better guide to how people really feel about issues, but they also need expert facilitation and analysis to be of real value. An even better guide to acceptance and purchasing behavior (if that is the objective) is to put people in a situation where they are actually making a choice of whether or not to buy GM products.

  10. Referendum ei päästnud Lätit ummikust / Liisi Poll, Jürgen Tamme

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Lätis toimunud referendum põhiseaduse muutmiseks, mis annaks õiguse parlament laiali saata, ei andnud tulemust, sest hääletamas käis veidi alla 40 % valijaist. Opositsiooniparteide plaanidest esitada president Valdis Zatlersile palve saata seim laiali. Kommenteerivad Andres Kasekamp, Andres Herkel

  11. Development of High Efficient, Compact, Robust and Tunable IR and Terahertz Light Sources using Periodically Polled Frequency Conversion Devices

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    2010-07-20

    Institute of Materials Science,Tsukuba,Ibaraki, Japan,JP,305-0044 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER N/A 9. SPONSORING/ MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S...alternative laser surgery system with easily controlled temperature-tuning for multi-tissue ablation . Results of Thrust 2: Efficient and tunable...two off-axis parabolic metal mirrors. For the THz detection, a low temperature grown GaAs photoconductive antenna with a dipole gap of 5 μm was used

  12. The end of polling: why and how to transform a REST API into a Data Streaming API?

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    2017-01-01

    We know interactivity is the key to keep our user’s interest alive but we can’t reduce animation to UI anymore. Twitter, Waze, Slack… users are used to have real-time data in applications they love. But how can you turn your static API into a stream of data? By pulling? Pushing? Webhook-ing? When talking about data streaming, we often think about WebSockets. But have you ever heard of Server-Sent Events? In this tools-in-action we will compare those technologies to understand which one you should opt for depending on your usecase, and I’ll show you how we have been reducing the amount of data to transfer even further with JSON-Patch. And because real-time data is not only needed by web (and because it’s much more fun), I’ll show you how we can make a drone dance on streamed APIs.

  13. USA välisminister üritab Aasia riike koondada Põhja-Korea vastu / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 20. okt. lk. 8. USA välisminister Condoleezza Rice püüab visiidil Lõuna-Koreasse ja Hiinasse veenda riike tekitama maailmajaos Põhja-Korea-vastast ühisrinnet seoses tuumakatsetustega

  14. Pausing and activating thread state upon pin assertion by external logic monitoring polling loop exit time condition

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    Chen, Dong; Giampapa, Mark; Heidelberger, Philip; Ohmacht, Martin; Satterfield, David L; Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard; Sugavanam, Krishnan

    2013-05-21

    A system and method for enhancing performance of a computer which includes a computer system including a data storage device. The computer system includes a program stored in the data storage device and steps of the program are executed by a processer. The processor processes instructions from the program. A wait state in the processor waits for receiving specified data. A thread in the processor has a pause state wherein the processor waits for specified data. A pin in the processor initiates a return to an active state from the pause state for the thread. A logic circuit is external to the processor, and the logic circuit is configured to detect a specified condition. The pin initiates a return to the active state of the thread when the specified condition is detected using the logic circuit.

  15. 2015 Schooling in America Survey: Perspectives on School Choice, Common Core, and Standardized Testing. Polling Paper No. 24

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    DiPerna, Paul

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this annual survey developed and reported by the Friedman Foundation and our partner, Braun Research, Inc., is to measure public opinion on, and in some cases awareness or knowledge of, a range of K-12 education topics and reforms. We report response levels, differences ("margins"), and intensities for the country and a…

  16. An Evolutionary Network of Genes Present in the Eukaryote Common Ancestor Polls Genomes on Eukaryotic and Mitochondrial Origin

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    Thiergart, T.; Landan, G; Schenk, M.; Dagan, T.; Martin, W F

    2012-01-01

    To test the predictions of competing and mutually exclusive hypotheses for the origin of eukaryotes, we identified from a sample of 27 sequenced eukaryotic and 994 sequenced prokaryotic genomes 571 genes that were present in the eukaryote common ancestor and that have homologues among eubacterial and archaebacterial genomes. Maximum-likelihood trees identified the prokaryotic genomes that most frequently contained genes branching as the sister to the eukaryotic nuclear homologues. Among the a...

  17. An evolutionary network of genes present in the eukaryote common ancestor polls genomes on eukaryotic and mitochondrial origin.

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    Thiergart, Thorsten; Landan, Giddy; Schenk, Marc; Dagan, Tal; Martin, William F

    2012-01-01

    To test the predictions of competing and mutually exclusive hypotheses for the origin of eukaryotes, we identified from a sample of 27 sequenced eukaryotic and 994 sequenced prokaryotic genomes 571 genes that were present in the eukaryote common ancestor and that have homologues among eubacterial and archaebacterial genomes. Maximum-likelihood trees identified the prokaryotic genomes that most frequently contained genes branching as the sister to the eukaryotic nuclear homologues. Among the archaebacteria, euryarchaeote genomes most frequently harbored the sister to the eukaryotic nuclear gene, whereas among eubacteria, the α-proteobacteria were most frequently represented within the sister group. Only 3 genes out of 571 gave a 3-domain tree. Homologues from α-proteobacterial genomes that branched as the sister to nuclear genes were found more frequently in genomes of facultatively anaerobic members of the rhiozobiales and rhodospirilliales than in obligate intracellular ricketttsial parasites. Following α-proteobacteria, the most frequent eubacterial sister lineages were γ-proteobacteria, δ-proteobacteria, and firmicutes, which were also the prokaryote genomes least frequently found as monophyletic groups in our trees. Although all 22 higher prokaryotic taxa sampled (crenarchaeotes, γ-proteobacteria, spirochaetes, chlamydias, etc.) harbor genes that branch as the sister to homologues present in the eukaryotic common ancestor, that is not evidence of 22 different prokaryotic cells participating at eukaryote origins because prokaryotic "lineages" have laterally acquired genes for more than 1.5 billion years since eukaryote origins. The data underscore the archaebacterial (host) nature of the eukaryotic informational genes and the eubacterial (mitochondrial) nature of eukaryotic energy metabolism. The network linking genes of the eukaryote ancestor to contemporary homologues distributed across prokaryotic genomes elucidates eukaryote gene origins in a dialect cognizant of gene transfer in nature.

  18. Referendum ei päästnud Lätit ummikust / Liisi Poll, Jürgen Tamme

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2008-01-01

    Lätis toimunud referendum põhiseaduse muutmiseks, mis annaks õiguse parlament laiali saata, ei andnud tulemust, sest hääletamas käis veidi alla 40 % valijaist. Opositsiooniparteide plaanidest esitada president Valdis Zatlersile palve saata seim laiali. Kommenteerivad Andres Kasekamp, Andres Herkel

  19. Biomass Scenarios, Present and Future: Evaluation of WEC's and Hall's Projections and Comparisons to IEW Poll Responses

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    Swinehart, S.

    1994-01-01

    Biomass, renewable plant or animal material used for energy consumption, is currently an important energy source in many countries and may have a more prominent future role globally, especially if greenhouse gas reduction programs are implemented. Quantitative forecasts are difficult because present and past biomass usage is not well documented, mainly because of the difficulty of measuring the amount of non-commercial usage. This document reports current usage estimates and offers possible s...

  20. The behavior and social communication of honey bees (Apis mellifera carnica Poll.) under the influence of alcohol.

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    Mixson, T Andrew; Abramson, Charles I; Bozic, Janko

    2010-06-01

    In this study, the effects of ethanol on honey bee social communication and behavior within the hive were studied to further investigate the usefulness of honey bees as an ethanol-abuse model. Control (1.5 M sucrose) and experimental (1.5 M sucrose, 2.5% w/v ethanol) solutions were directly administered to individual forager bees via proboscis contact with glass capillary tubes. The duration, frequency, and proportion of time spent performing social and nonsocial behaviors were the dependent variables of interest. No differences in the relative frequency or proportion of time spent performing the target behaviors were observed. However, ethanol consumption significantly decreased bouts of walking, resting, and the duration of trophallactic (i.e., food-exchange) encounters. The results of this study suggest that a low dose of ethanol is sufficient to disrupt both social and nonsocial behaviors in honey bees. In view of these results, future behavioral-genetic investigations of honey bee social behavior are encouraged.

  1. How Californians View Education Standards, Testing and Accountability: Results from the Third PACE/USC Rossier Poll

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    Plank, David N.; Brewer, Dominic J.; Polikoff, Morgan; Hall, Michelle

    2013-01-01

    California is in the midst of sweeping education changes. The state is rolling out the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and a new system of assessments. Voters approved a temporary statewide tax increase that will provide additional funding to schools after years of spending cuts. The Legislature adopted a new system for funding schools (the…

  2. Kliimateadlastele ja Al Gore'ile läinud Nobel oli oodatud otsus / Liisi Poll, Oliver Tiks

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Nobeli preemiat välja andev komitee Oslos otsustas anda Nobeli rahupreemia rahvusvahelisele kliimamuutuste töörühmale ja USA endisele asepresidendile Al Gore'ile. Lisa: Tänavune Nobeli rahupreemia

  3. Subjective well-being and human welfare around the world as reflected in the Gallup World Poll.

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    Diener, Ed; Tay, Louis

    2015-03-01

    We present data on well-being and quality of life in the world, including material quality of life such as not going hungry, physical health quality of life such as longevity, social quality of life such as social support, environmental health such as clean water, equality in income and life satisfaction, and levels of subjective well-being (SWB). There are large differences between nations in SWB, and these are predicted not only by economic development, but also by environmental health, equality and freedom in nations. Improving trends in SWB are seen in many countries, but declining SWB is evident in a few. Besides average differences in SWB between nations, there are also large disparities within many countries. We discuss the policy opportunities provided by national accounts of SWB, which are increasingly being adopted by many societies. They provide the opportunity to inform policy deliberations with well-being information that reflects not only economic development, but also other facets of quality of life as well. National accounts of SWB reflect the quality of life in areas such as health, social relationships and the natural environment, and therefore capture a broader view of societal well-being than afforded by measures of economic progress alone.

  4. 7. Anke Graness From Socrates to Odera Oruka, Wisdom and ...

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    maintaining a critical distance vis-a-vis his contemporaries, the Sophists, Socrates was searching for the ..... principle (see John Rawls' Theory of Justice, 1971; Juergen Habermas' and Karl Otto. Apel's project of an ... Frankfurt a. M.: Suhrkamp ...

  5. 78 FR 13811 - Safety Zone; Underwater Escape Event, Seaport, East River, NY

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    2013-03-01

    ...: All waters of the East River south of the Brooklyn Bridge and north of a line drawn from the southwest corner of Pier 3, Brooklyn, to the southeast corner of Pier 6 Manhattan. Seaport, East River Safety Zone...

  6. Diet - clear liquid

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    ... nutrition2013.pdf . Accessed August 20, 2016. Schattner MA, Grossman EB. Nutritional management. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, ... Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the ...

  7. Multibeam collection for MGL1405: Multibeam data collected aboard Marcus G. Langseth from 2014-07-01 to 2014-07-23, departing from Fort Schuyler, NY and returning to Brooklyn, NY

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  8. Multibeam collection for MGL1407: Multibeam data collected aboard Marcus G. Langseth from 2014-08-21 to 2014-09-13, departing from Brooklyn, NY and returning to Norfolk, VA

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  9. Voting Places, Polling Place point locations in Iredell County, NC, Published in 2009, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Iredell County GIS.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2009. It is described...

  10. The determinants of logistics cooperation in the supply chain - selected results of the opinion poll within logistics service providers and their customers

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    Marcin Świtała

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The paper is focused on some selected aspects of the cooperation between logistics service providers and their customers and considers the results of comparative analysis of importance assessment of the variables determining: the scope and nature of that cooperation, quality of providers' sales offer as well as changes in their customer service policy. Methods: To analyze the underlying problem direct research was conducted, i.e. a survey based on a questionnaire among 50 logistics service providers and 50 shippers. The sample was determined on special purpose. In the statistical analysis chi-square independence test, U Mann-Whitney's test as well as Cramer's V and Spearman's rho correlation ratios were used. Results: There were observed significant statistical differences between analyzed groups in the way the cooperation is perceived. The most vital discrepancies are related to customers' satisfaction degree and the assessment of the influence the providers' prices and competencies have on the cooperation. For the customers, declaring higher degree of the satisfaction from the cooperation, service quality was the most important factor. However, for the service providers, price factor was the most important one. Moreover, some differences in the answers related to changes in the service were observed, mainly with reference to: logistics capacity, out-of-loss shipments and communication. Conclusions: The group of customers revealed to be little demanding about logistics service. They tended to order mainly routine services, not demanding special skills from the service providers. This is the most probable reason why customers/providers preferred cooperation with greater number of entities. The customers, unlike service providers, also didn't have the need to develop more advanced forms of cooperation. Moreover, the observed differences related to the importance hierarchy of the cooperation determinants as well as service standards, should be considered by the logistics service providers when continuing their cooperation with customers.

  11. Opinion Poll of Information Unit managers of Central Libraries of Government Universities within Metro-Tehran regarding Services offered by Rose System and Nasim Iman

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    Zahra Rahimi

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Using a descriptive survey methodology, the data was collected using a questionnaire and calling on the Information and Acquision unit managers in 15 government universities in metro-Tehran. Findings indicate that the population studied utilize the services, databases and e-journals offered by both rose system and nasim iman. Furthermore they are all partake in consortium purchases. Average means for Rose system was 1.78 and for Nasim Iman was 1.77 indicating relative satisfaction with services. Among the principle reasons for dissatisfaction were irregular increase of annual subscription fees to electronic resources, and failure to fully uphold the terms of contracts between these companies and the universities. To resolve these issues, the companies need first to draft a suitable policy for offering services fitting the needs of universities. These services should be offered at reasonable price. Secondly the relevant powers-that-be must facilitate the entry of third party agents into the competition or alternatively lay in the grounds to the universities to directly engage in consortium purchase from foreign publishers.

  12. Value orientations of the population of the Republic of Tuva (a study of an opinion poll of urban and rural residents

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    Svetlana P. Tatarova

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Changes in the system of value orientations and cultural preferences in post-Soviet Russia are of highest importance for contemporary researchers. This article examines the value orientations of the residents of the Republic of Tuva (a constituent subject of Russian Federation both in toto and by generation and along the urban/rural divide. Our analysis utilized the outcomes of our empirical studies titled “The current state of sociocultural institutions in the Republic of Tuva and their role in preventing social problems” (2011 and “The rural culture of the Republic of Tuva” (2011-2012. I am grateful to students of the Tuva Branch of East Siberian State Academy of Culture and Fine Arts for their aid in conducting the study. The study showed that the system of value orientations in Tuva features certain distinctions between those of urban and rural residents, and along the generational divide. The urban population’s vital values are health, personal security and success (for the elder generation and health, money and personal success (for the younger generation. Among the social values the elder generations most frequently name respect from others, integrity, good family relations, while the younger generation focuses on respect from others, good friendship and integrity. Rural population places family and health above everything else. Studying leisure time of the urban population in Tuva showed that the list of top activities includes spending time with friends and/or family, watching TV and a day outdoors. The outcomes of our study do not completely match the hierarchy of leisure time activities in other regions of Russia and the national average. There is a certain danger in contemporary urban environment’s trend towards leaning down the variety of leisure activities. Our study showed that the urban and rural populations have almost identical TV watching habits, with the majority preferring newscasts, music shows and crime reports. Overall, residents of Kyzyl (Tuva’s capital equally like Russian and foreign-made programs, but the young prefer the latter. The rise of this channel of Westernization is quite worrying, which calls for a clearly articulated regional sociocultural policy. A large role in implementing this policy should be played by cultural institutions and mass media.

  13. "Dias de emoción espectacular": Choque cultural, intriga pollítica y la huelga de choferes de Bogotá en 1937.

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    John Green.

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Generally regarded as little more than an awkward moment in the career of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, the Bogota drivers’ strike of 1937 illustrated broader processes at work in Colombia. Historians have maintained that Gaitán (then mayor of Bogota lost the support of the working class (and his political position because of his decree insisting that the drivers shed their traditional ruanas and wear uniforms. It is not difficult, however, to show that the “mayor of the people” commanded a large amount of working class support before, during, and after the strike. Understanding the strike in this light has profound implications for the interpretation of gaitanismo and its struggles on the Liberal left in the 1940s.

  14. Using an Opinion Poll to Build an Obesity-Prevention Social Marketing Campaign for Low-Income Asian and Hispanic Immigrants: Report of Findings

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    Sugerman, Sharon; Backman, Desiree; Foerster, Susan B.; Ghirardelli, Alyssa; Linares, Amanda; Fong, Amy

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To gain opinions from low-income, limited-English-speaking Hispanic and Asian immigrants for formative research in a social marketing campaign. Design: Nineteen questions on obesity prevention-related topics were embedded into a larger random digit-dial survey investigating the effects of language and cultural barriers on health care…

  15. This kind of 'Asparagus' is quite well liked - Wind energy opinion poll; Die 'Spargel' ist gut angesehen

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    Gutknecht, B

    2002-07-01

    This article discusses the results of a survey made on the public acceptance of wind energy projects in Switzerland and examines the situation in Switzerland with respect to the use of wind power and its promotion. The results of an internet-based survey made within the framework of a dissertation presented at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are presented. This work included 3-D visualisations of proposed wind energy installations at various locations. The results of the survey, which showed a high level of acceptance for the installations, are commented on. The author discusses the ecological considerations relevant to the planning of wind turbines and is of the opinion that there is no danger of wind power installations 'shooting up like asparagus' in the Swiss landscape.

  16. Using an Opinion Poll to Build an Obesity-Prevention Social Marketing Campaign for Low-Income Asian and Hispanic Immigrants: Report of Findings

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    Sugerman, Sharon; Backman, Desiree; Foerster, Susan B.; Ghirardelli, Alyssa; Linares, Amanda; Fong, Amy

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To gain opinions from low-income, limited-English-speaking Hispanic and Asian immigrants for formative research in a social marketing campaign. Design: Nineteen questions on obesity prevention-related topics were embedded into a larger random digit-dial survey investigating the effects of language and cultural barriers on health care…

  17. Põhja-Korea tuumasoovi üle räägitakse jälle läbi / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke, 9. veebr, 2007, lk. 13. 8. veebruaril jätkusid pärast pikka pausi Põhja-Korea, Lõuna-Korea, USA, Jaapani, Hiina ja Venemaa läbirääkimised, sundimaks Põhja-Koread loobuma tuumaprogrammist. Lisa: Tuumarelvaga paariariik

  18. High lncRNA H19 expression as prognostic indicator: data mining in female cancers and polling analysis in non-female cancers

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    Peng, Li; Liu, Zhao-Yang; Li, Wen-Ling; Zhang, Chao-Yang; Zhang, Ya-Qin; Pan, Xi; Chen, Jun; Li, Yue-Hui

    2017-01-01

    Upregulation of lncRNA H19 expression is associated with an unfavorable prognosis in some cancers. However, the prognostic value of H19 in female-specific cancers has remained uncharacterized. In this study, the prognostic power of high H19 expression in female cancer patients from the TCGA datasets was analyzed using Kaplan-Meier survival curves and Cox's proportional hazard modeling. In addition, in a meta-analysis of non-female cancer patients from TCGA datasets and 12 independent studies, hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence interval (CI) for overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS)/relapse-free survival (RFS)/metastasis-free survival (MFS)/progression-free survival (PFS) were pooled to assess the prognostic value of high H19 expression. Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed that patients with uterine corpus cancer and higher H19 expression had a shorter OS (HR=2.710, p<0.05), while females with cervical cancer and increased H19 expression had a shorter RFS (HR=2.261, p<0.05). Multivariate Cox regression analysis showed that high H19 expression could independently predict a poorer prognosis in cervical cancer patients (HR=4.099, p<0.05). In the meta-analysis, patients with high H19 expression showed a poorer outcome in non-female cancer (p<0.05). These results suggest that high lncRNA H19 expression is predictive of an unfavorable prognosis in two female cancers (uterine corpus endometrioid cancer and cervical cancer) as well as in non-female cancer patients. PMID:27926484

  19. [Evaluating risk of health disorders in workers engaged into polyvinyl chloride, vinyl chloride and caustic soda production (according to data collected by polls)].

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    D'iakovich, O A

    2014-01-01

    The authors represent data of automated system for quantitative risk evaluation of main pathologic syndromes in workers engaged into polyvinyl chloride, vinyl chloride and caustic soda production. Vinyl chloride and mercury levels at the investigation time corresponded with MAC. Relationship was seen between value of arterial hypertension risk and duration of contact with both vinyl chloride and mercury. Risk values for functional disorders of liver, endocrine system and nervous system were in weak correlation with length of exposure to mercury at work. Workers exposed to mercury appeared to have lower self-estimation of health state and higher dissatisfaction with the work.

  20. The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and overactive bladder (OAB) by racial/ethnic group and age: results from OAB-POLL.

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    Coyne, Karin S; Sexton, Chris C; Bell, Jill A; Thompson, Christine L; Dmochowski, Roger; Bavendam, Tamara; Chen, Chieh-I; Quentin Clemens, J

    2013-03-01

    To estimate the prevalence of LUTS and OAB in a large, ethnically diverse US study. This cross-sectional, population-representative survey was conducted via the Internet in the US among 10,000 men and women aged 18-70 (2,000 African-Americans [AA], 2,000 Hispanics, 6,000 whites). The LUTS tool assessed how often participants experienced LUTS during the past 4 weeks on a five-point Likert scale. OAB was defined by the presence of urinary urgency ≥ "sometimes" or ≥ "often," and/or the presence of urgency urinary incontinence (UUI). Descriptive statistics were used to evaluate group differences. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to examine the impact of racial/ethnic group on OAB. Response rate, 56.7%. Prevalent LUTS included terminal dribble and nocturia across gender, post-micturition leaking (men), and stress incontinence (women). Prevalence of OAB ≥ "sometimes" and ≥ "often" were 17% and 8% in men and 30% and 20% in women--with significantly higher rates among AA men and women. A similar trend was found for UUI among men (AA, 10%; Hispanic and whites, 6%), while AA and white women had higher prevalence of UUI (19%) as compared to Hispanic women (16%). In logistic regression analyses, AA and Hispanic men and women were significantly more likely than whites to have OAB despite having lower prevalence of self-reported comorbid conditions and risk factors. LUTS and OAB are highly prevalent in both men and women and increase with advancing age. Further, racial/ethnic group is a robust predictor of OAB in men and women. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. 1996 elections are critical to people of color--the future of HIV/AIDS and human services will be determined at the polls.

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    Maldonado, M; Owens, M B

    1996-01-01

    The outcome of the 1996 elections will have significant ramifications for people of color, including those living with HIV and AIDS. This group traditionally has one of the lowest voting levels. Community-based AIDS organizations can help address this issue by actively recruiting people to register and to vote. Several programs are suggested for increasing voter turnout.

  2. "Dias de emoción espectacular": Choque cultural, intriga pollítica y la huelga de choferes de Bogotá en 1937.

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    John Green

    2002-01-01

    Generally regarded as little more than an awkward moment in the career of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, the Bogota drivers’ strike of 1937 illustrated broader processes at work in Colombia. Historians have maintained that Gaitán (then mayor of Bogota) lost the support of the working class (and his political position) because of his decree insisting that the drivers shed their traditional ruanas and wear uniforms. It is not difficult, however, to show that the “mayor of the people” commanded a large a...

  3. Põhja-Korea tuumasoovi üle räägitakse jälle läbi / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke, 9. veebr, 2007, lk. 13. 8. veebruaril jätkusid pärast pikka pausi Põhja-Korea, Lõuna-Korea, USA, Jaapani, Hiina ja Venemaa läbirääkimised, sundimaks Põhja-Koread loobuma tuumaprogrammist. Lisa: Tuumarelvaga paariariik

  4. Election Districts and Precincts, voting precincts & polling places, Published in 2006, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Washoe County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Election Districts and Precincts dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of...

  5. Development of Pollution Prevention Technologies

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    Polle, Juergen [Brooklyn College, The City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn, New York, (United States); Sanchez-Delgado, Roberto [Brooklyn College, The City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn, New York, (United States)

    2013-12-30

    This project investigated technologies that may reduce environmental pollution. This was a basic research/educational project addressing two major areas: A. In the algae research project, newly isolated strains of microalgae were investigated for feedstock production to address the production of renewable fuels. An existing collection of microalgae was screened for lipid composition to determine strains with superior composition of biofuel molecules. As many microalgae store triacylglycerides in so-called oil bodies, selected candidate strains identified from the first screen that accumulate oil bodies were selected for further biochemical analysis, because almost nothing was known about the biochemistry of these oil bodies. Understanding sequestration of triacylglycerides in intracellular storage compartments is essential to developing better strains for achieving high oil productivities by microalgae. At the onset of the project there was almost no information available on how to obtain detailed profiles of lipids from strains of microalgae. Our research developed analytical methods to determine the lipid profiles of novel microalgal strains. The project was embedded into other ongoing microalgal projects in the Polle laboratory. The project benefited the public, because students were trained in cell cultivation and in the operation of state-of-the-art analytical equipment. In addition, students at Brooklyn College were introduced into the concept of a systems biology approach to study algal biofuels production. B. A series of new nanostructured catalysts were synthesized, and characterized by a variety of physical and chemical methods. Our catalyst design leads to active nanostructures comprising small metal particles in intimate contact with strongly basic sites provided by the supports, which include poly(4-vinylpyridine), magnesium oxide, functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes, and graphene oxide. The new materials display a good potential as catalysts

  6. Washington View: Not a Snapshot of Public Opinion but an Album

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    Ferguson, Maria

    2015-01-01

    The columnist weighs in on the most recent PDK/Gallup poll. The real value of the poll, the author says, comes from looking at each response and then thinking about the connective tissue between and among them. The poll's 47-year history adds yet another layer of rich context. Uniquely, the poll provides not a snapshot of public opinion, rather an…

  7. 75 FR 28285 - In the Matter of Certain Energy Drink Products; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an...

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    2010-05-20

    ... Trading, LLC, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (``Avalon''); and Central Supply, Inc., of Brooklyn, NY... Bull moved for summary determination on the issues of domestic industry, ] importation, and...

  8. 65. report of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rhein-Wasserwerke e.V. (ARW). Annual report 2008; 65. Bericht der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rhein-Wasserwerke e.V. (ARW). Jahresbericht 2008

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    2008-07-01

    The annual report 2008 of the International Association of Waterworks in the Rhine catchment area (Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany) consists of the following contributions: (1) Main results from the investigation program 2008 of the International Association of Waterworks in the Rhine catchment area (Heinz-Juergen Brauch, Michael Fleig, Wolfgang Kuehn); (2) Special events in the years 2008 and 2009 (Michael Fleig, Heinz-Juergen Brauch); (3) Long-term investigations to the solubility behaviour of calcite and removal of trace compounds at an aerobic bank filtration at Wittlaer / Lower Rhine (Egon Denecke, Carsten K. Schmidt); (4) Investigation of the removal of trace compounds during bank filtration in dependence on the water bearing and temperature of the river Rhine (Carsten k. Schmidt, Hans-Juergen Brauch); (5) Local impresses of the climate change and potential consequences on the now formation of groundwater in Hessisch Ried (Julia Sarah Becker, Rolf Dieter Wilken); (6) Animal life in groundwater as a supplement feature of quality in the assessment of the filtrate of banks (Sven E. Berkhoff, Joerg Bork, Hans-Juergen Hahn, Carsten K. Schmidt).

  9. Stemcell Information: SKIP000925 [SKIP Stemcell Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available Dysfunction Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells ... Azra Fatima, Guoxing Xu, Kaifeng Shao, Symeon Papadopoulos, Martin...z, Baerbel Klauke, Abdul S. Parwani, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Gabriele Pfitzer, Martin Farr, Lars Cleemann, Mart...in Morad, Hendrik Milting, Juergen Hescheler and Tomo Saric Cell Physiol Biochem 2011 28 4 579-92 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22178870 ...

  10. Mehed ilumaailmast / Krista Dudarenko

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    Dudarenko, Krista, 1970-

    2007-01-01

    Vestlusringis osalevad Lumene Eesti OÜ tegevdirektor Indrek Lepik, ASi Pariisi Vesi omanik ja juht Nils Niimann, L'Oreali massikosmeetika müügijuht Ivo Rundans, Riviera Internationali juht Antoine Stecken, Sirowa Grupi direktor Juergen Warzecha ning omanimelise kosmeetikafirma omanik Heino Puuste

  11. USSR Report, International Affairs.

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    1987-01-08

    observer for the Parisian newspaper LE MONDE; Pierre Salinger , Paris correspondent for the U.S. television company ABC; Juergen Jagla, editor in chief of...up, so that we know what we are really dealing with. [ Salinger , in English fading into Russian translation] Let me start by saying that I am not, of

  12. JPRS Report, East Europe.

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    2007-11-02

    schland, Deutschland ueber alles" really been relegated [Article by Dr. Klaus Kazimirski, Hans Juergen Moe- to the ash heap of history? hring, Volker ...our intention here to von Weizsaecker (FRG). criticize the future personnel policy of the Foreign Min- istry, but it is not fair to brand as

  13. 77 FR 32626 - Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact...

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    2012-06-01

    ... & Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234. June 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m. EDT Knights of Columbus...-borough Bridge and Tunnel Authority's right-of-way, and a small amount of seabed at the offshore HDD exit... distribution system in Brooklyn, New York. The lateral would also give ] National Grid the flexibility to shift...

  14. 33 CFR 165.166 - Safety Zone: Macy's July 4th Fireworks, East River, NY.

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    2010-07-01

    ... faces on the east bank of the East River between the Williamsburg Bridge and North 9th Street, Brooklyn... southwest corner of Pier 9A, Brooklyn; south of a line drawn from East 47th Street, Manhattan through the... Bascule Bridge. (b) Activation period. This section is activated annually from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m...

  15. 78 FR 23515 - Regulated Navigation Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations...

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    2013-04-19

    ..., Brooklyn; and south of a line drawn between 40 42'14.8'' N, 074 00'20.3'' W (Wall Street, Manhattan), and the northwest corner of Pier 2 North, Brooklyn (NAD 1983). (2) Randalls and Wards Islands RNA: All waters of the East River between the Hell Gate Rail Road Bridge (mile 8.2), and a line drawn from a point...

  16. 78 FR 57482 - Safety Zone; Fireworks Event in Captain of the Port New York Zone

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    2013-09-19

    ... Safety waters of the East River Zone south of the Brooklyn 33 CFR 165.160(4.4) Bridge and north of a line drawn from the southwest corner of Pier 3, Brooklyn, to the southeast corner of Pier 6, Manhattan. Date...

  17. 75 FR 7040 - Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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    2010-02-16

    ... (USA) (State). 73204 The Tie King, Inc. (Union). Brooklyn, NY 01/04/10 12/17/09 73205 Bruno & Canio (Union)...... Brooklyn, NY 01/04/10 12/17/09 73206 Smurfit Stone Container Ontanaagon, MI........ 01/04.......... 01/07/10 01/05/10 Logging/Forestry Operations (Union). 73223 American Bridge Company Reedsport, OR...

  18. 40 CFR 81.333 - New York.

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    2010-07-01

    ... between 59th and 125th Sts.) X The Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens (south of the Queensborough Bridge and Queens Blvd., west of 44th St., west of I-278, and north of the Brooklyn Bridge.) X The Borough of the...

  19. 78 FR 62012 - Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact...

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    2013-10-11

    ... meter and regulating (M&R) facility to be built in the Borough of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York... than 0.1 mile of the pipeline would be built on land owned by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel... Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234. After the comments are reviewed, any significant new issues will be...

  20. 33 CFR 165.164 - Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY.

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    2010-07-01

    ... southwest corner of Pier 7 North, Brooklyn; and south of a line drawn between the northeast corner of Pier 13, Manhattan, and the northwest corner of Pier 2 North, Brooklyn. (2) (3) Location. Marine Air... Rikers Island Bridge at approximate position 40°46′51″ N 073°53′21″ W (NAD 1983) and east of a line drawn...

  1. 77 FR 55777 - Security Zones; Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY

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    2012-09-11

    ..., Brooklyn; and south of a line drawn between 40 42'14.8'' N, 074 00'20.3'' W (Wall Street, Manhattan), and the northwest corner of Pier 2 North, Brooklyn (NAD 1983). (2) Randalls and Wards Islands: All waters of the East River between the Hell Gate Rail Road Bridge (mile 8.2), and a line drawn from a point at...

  2. 78 FR 26508 - Safety Zone; Fireworks Event in Captain of the Port New York Zone

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    2013-05-07

    ... East River south CFR 165.160(4.4). of the Brooklyn Bridge and north of a line drawn from the southwest corner of Pier 3, Brooklyn, to the southeast corner of Pier 6, Manhattan. Date: June 11, 2013. Time: 8:30...

  3. 77 FR 40406 - Environmental Impact Statements: National Summary of Rescinded Notices of Intent

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    2012-07-09

    ... Tappan Zee 12/23/2002 10/12/2011 Bridge/I-287. NY Brooklyn-Queens 4/20/2009 11/29/2011 Expressway (BQE... Carolina; the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Project X730.56) in Kings County, New York; Gowanus Expressway... California; the Boise River Bridge and Travel Corridor in Ada County, Idaho; SH-55 in Valley County, Idaho...

  4. Is the Library's Online Orientation Program Effective with English Language Learners?

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    Albarillo, Frans

    2017-01-01

    In this paper, the author examines four years of assessment data (N = 4,786) from Brooklyn College's Library Online Orientation Program (LOOP; url: https://library.brooklyn.cuny.edu/resources/loop/loop.php), which is used to provide all English 1010 students with an orientation to the library, to see if English language learners (ELLs) are…

  5. #HackLibSchool

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    Micah Vandegrift

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available In the Library with the Lead Pipe welcomes guest poster Micah Vandegrift. Micah is a graduate student in Library and Information Studies at Florida State University. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is interning at the Brooklyn Public Library. Micah’s education has focused on 20th century American culture, digital media and the humanities and [...

  6. Special Libraries of New York City.

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    Special Libraries, 1989

    1989-01-01

    Describes the facilities, collections, and services of the following special libraries in New York City: Shea and Gould Library; American Foundation for the Blind; Brooklyn Museum; Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Library; Public Relations of American Information Center; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and Brooklyn Public Library Business…

  7. Characterization of users of remotely-sensed data in the Alabama coastal zone. [user requirements, surveys - technology utilization

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    Vittor, B. A. (Editor)

    1975-01-01

    Federal, State, local, universities and private companies were polled to determine their needs for remote sensing data. A total of 62 users were polled. Poll results are given in tables. A comprehensive research program was developed to satisfy user needs, and is examined for the disciplines of Geology, Water Resources, Archaeology, Geography, and Conservation. An investigation of silt plume discharge from Mobile Bay is also examined. Sample poll forms used in the surveys are shown.

  8. 贵州黑马羊无角问性综合征座位的分子检测%Molecular detection on the polled intersex syndrome locus from hornless goats in Guizhou province

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    琚四美; 张嘉伟; 杜航; 徐霖; 冉雪琴; 王嘉福

    2010-01-01

    为了筛选出黑马羊羊群中对羊群有危害且无经济价值的无角间性羊,试验选取不同性状的羊只采用PCR分子标记技术进行检测,从大量的特异性PCR引物中选出可以进行筛选的1对引物.结果表明:以有角黑山羊和黑马羊基因组为模板,用该引物可扩增出413 bp的片段,无角间性羊样本没有扩增片段,因此能够有效区分无角问性羊样本.说明试验建立的检测方法可作为无角问性综合征(PIS)基因座位的分子标记.

  9. Pressure surges generated by the polling out of pumping equipment in conduction by pressure. Application of a real case; Transitorios hidraulicos generados por arranque de equipos de bombeo en conducciones a presion. Aplicacion a un caso real

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    Carmona-Perales, L. G.; Carmona-Perales, R. B. [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2000-12-01

    Water closed conduits are commonly designed with special attention paid to pressure surges due to pumping failures. In some particular cases, such at the Rio Yaque-Guaymas water pipeline system, pressure surges due to pumping start up are as high and dangerous as those produced by pumping failures. New subroutines were thus developed and included in the Closed Conduit Flow Transient Model developed by the Instituto de Ingenieria of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. This paper presents the mathematical model and its numerical solution using the Method of Characteristics and the Newton-Raphson Method. With the new modelling system it is possible to evaluate the pressure fluctuation time series due to start up at any pumping system. Using this new system a reliable explanation of bursts at the Rio Yaqui-Guaymas pipeline system could be set forth. [Spanish] Al disenar conducciones a presion, es comun que se presente especial atencion a los transitorios hidraulicos generados por paros de emergencia de los equipos de bombeo. En el acueducto rio Yaqui-Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, los transitorios generados al poner en marcha los equipos de bombeo son tan importantes como los productos por disparo de bombas. En el Instituto de Ingenieria de la UNAM, se desarrollo e implanto en un programa de simulacion de transitorios hidraulicos en tuberias a presion una subrutina para simular el arranque de equipos de bombeo. El modelo matematico esta formado por el conjunto de ecuaciones dinamica y de continuidad, asi como la condicion de frontera que describe el arranque de las bombas. Se rescriben las ecuaciones dinamicas y de continuidad, con el metodo de las caracteristicas y se plantea un sistema de ecuaciones no lineales, el cual se resuelve con el metodo de Newton-Raphson. La simulacion del arranque de las bombas del acueducto en estudio, arroja valores de las cargas piezom ricas maximas y minimas mayores que la resistencia de la tuberia y menores que la topografia del terreno, respectivamente en las zonas de falla de la tuberia, lo que concuerda con los problemas observados en campo. Los resultados se muestran en las graficas que se incluyen.

  10. Pondering on Executing the Poll Code by Utilizing the CPU's Serialized Code in VB%在Visual Basic中利用CPU序列号制作注册码

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    陈燊

    2008-01-01

    利用Visual Basic制作的软件加密方法根据用户计算机中的唯一硬件参数生成注册码.可以防止注册码的盗用问题.阐述了在Visual Basic中读取用户计算机的CPU序列号,在用户计算机上产生随机数同时作为关键文件(数据库)数据项的方法,实现对软件著作权的保护.

  11. Barometer I.R.S.N.. perception of risks and safety. Results of poll of october 2004; Barometre IRSN. Perception des risques et de la securite. Resultats du sondage d'octobre 2004

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    2004-07-01

    The first chapter aims to establish a level of importance through actual problems, at the social level and environment. The second chapter treats the risk perception in term of risks for the society, confidence and information on risks. General opinions on experts constitute the third chapter. The perception of technological, industrial and natural risks for environment are the object of the fourth chapter. The image of nuclear energy is gathered in the fifth chapter. (N.C.)

  12. Election Districts and Precincts, Prince George's County Board of Elections - Polling Place Locations, Published in 1998, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Prince George's County Office of Information Technology and Communications.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Election Districts and Precincts dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 1998. It is...

  13. O eleitor ausente: o não comparecimento às urnas na discussão das ciências sociais = The absent voter: the no-show at polls in the discussion of social sciences

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    Barreto, Alvaro Augusto de Borba

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo versa sobre o modo como as ciências sociais abordam quem deixa de comparecer às urnas ou se credencia a votar, tendo por objetivo dimensionar os campos de investigação, as principais conclusões e os impasses a que tal reflexão tem chegado, seja do ponto de vista teórico-metodológico, seja frente ao modo como o fenômeno se apresenta nas democracias

  14. Voting Places, This layer show where the polling locations are in the County of Polk, Wisconsin., Published in 2008, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Polk County, Wisconsin.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2008. It is described as 'This...

  15. Opinion of society as a basis of international relations — analysis of data of public-opinion polls «how citizens of China cognize the world?»

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    Pan Daly

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available International links of China were intensified with the realization of policy of reforms. It becomes relevant to understand, how citizens of China cognize the world. The results of sociological surveys are given, carried out by the Chinese Academy of social sciences in the context of appreciating Russia by Chinese. Are discussed questions, how well do they know Russia, in comparison with other countries, how positive do they appreciate Russia, whether do they experience a positive sensation towards Russia, and, if yes, on what is this attitude grounded. Analogously is shown, why a part of respondents do not experience a positive sensation towards Russia. An attitude of Chinese towards prospects of Chinese-Russian relations is analyzed. The more positive attitude is expressed, the older respondents are. By and large, is made a conclusion about reliability of social base for development of relations between Russia and China, and about success and perspective of this development

  16. Public Reception of ’Star Wars’: Application of Lessons Learned to Future Space Strategy Options.

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    1985-04-01

    sIstm w hi -nn r es- ond thin minutes after ai launch has been detected. ’DI will have an nterrated systr.. architecture which will include battle manage...program (7:1). PUBLIC OPINION1 POLLS A poll of Californians conducted in February 1984 indicat,) t <a L 22 Tpercent of those polled favored development of

  17. Just in Time Research: Privacy Practices

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    Grama, Joanna Lyn

    2014-01-01

    The January 2014 edition of the ECAR Update subscriber newsletter included an informal poll on information privacy practices. The poll was intended to collect a quick snapshot of the higher education community's thoughts on this important topic during Data Privacy Month. Results of the poll will be used to inform EDUCAUSE research, programs,…

  18. 新西兰当选2012法兰克福书展主宾国

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    2011-01-01

    6月2日,法兰克福书展主席博思(Juergen Boos)同新西兰文化及文物部首席执行官刘易斯·霍尔顿(Lewis Holden)签署协议,确定2012年法兰克福书展主宾国为新西兰。

  19. Successful management of an inadvertent excessive treprostinil overdose

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    Hohenforst-Schmidt W; Hornig J; Friedel N; Zarogoulidis P; Zarogoulidis K; Brachmann J

    2013-01-01

    Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt,1 Juergen Hornig,2 Norbert Friedel,3 Paul Zarogoulidis,1,4 Konstantinos Zarogoulidis,4 Johannes Brachmann11II Medical Clinic, Coburg Clinic, University of Würzburg, Coburg, Germany; 2Department of Cardiology, Bayreuth Clinic, University of Erlangen, Bayreuth, Germany; 3Department of Cardiac Surgery, “Bayreuth Clinic”, University of Erlangen, Bayreuth, Germany; 4Pulmonary Department, G Papanikolaou, General Hospital, Aristotle University...

  20. 公共电视与公共领域构建%Public Television and Public Sphere

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    石长顺; 向培凤

    2006-01-01

    @@ 当代德国著名思想家尤根·哈贝马斯(Juergen Habermas)在其经典著作《公共领域的结构转型》中提出公共领域这一概念,并且详细论述了资产阶级公共领域的理想状态和结构转型.

  1. JPRS Report Science & Technology: Europe Economic Competitiveness.

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    2007-11-02

    in Singapore and Malaysia . Apart from these in-house tasks, the economics minister Juergen Mllemann unwittingly speeded up the HL loca- tion...employees live in Malaysia , the United States, and Mexico. Only 4,500 of them are employed in France. Without running the risk of a social protest...venture between the state-owned operator Matav (Hungarian Telecommunications Company Ltd), private enterprise Kontrax Telekom pic, the local borough

  2. Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets with President of the Helmholtz Association

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    Vice President Shen Wenqing met with Prof.Juergen Mlynek,President of the Helmholtz Association on August 24,2011.The two sides exchanged the latest development and funding activities of NSFC and Helmholtz Association and discussed the possibility of cooperation in areas of common interests.The Helmholtz delegation also included Dr.R.Zettl,Managing Director of the Helmholtz Association,Dr.S.

  3. 40 CFR Appendix F to Part 122 - Incorporated Places With Populations Greater Than 250,000 According to the 1990 Decennial Census...

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    ... ADMINISTERED PERMIT PROGRAMS: THE NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM Pt. 122, App. F Appendix F to... Omaha. New Jersey Newark. New Mexico Albuquerque. New York Buffalo.Bronx Borough. Brooklyn Borough...

  4. Marvin Charton - Correlation Analyst Par Excellence

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    John Shorter

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Since the late 1950s Marvin Charton, physical organic chemist, of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York has studied structure-property relationships through correlation analysis, and has become one of the leading authorities in this field.

  5. 78 FR 53733 - Procurement List Additions and Deletions

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    2013-08-30

    ..., Nylon Mesh, Large NPA: New York City Industries for the Blind, Inc., Brooklyn, NY Contracting Activity..., Silverdale, WA Service Type/Location: Vehicle Marshaling Service, GSA Rocky Mountain Region, Rapid City,...

  6. Design Directions: Looking for What Is 'Missing'

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    AIA Journal, 1978

    1978-01-01

    In modern architecture of the 1970s, esthetic choices that appear regularly are "historicism,""high-tech," and "slick style." The Brooklyn Children's Museum is one of the many examples photographed. (Author/MLF)

  7. Design Directions: Looking for What Is 'Missing'

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    AIA Journal, 1978

    1978-01-01

    In modern architecture of the 1970s, esthetic choices that appear regularly are "historicism,""high-tech," and "slick style." The Brooklyn Children's Museum is one of the many examples photographed. (Author/MLF)

  8. 77 FR 62528 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions

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    2012-10-15

    ..., Cleveland Heights, 12000897 Wood County Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Bridge, Over Maumee R., Grand... Seattle Railway Steam Locomotive, Roundhouse, UPRR's Brooklyn Yard (SE Portland), Portland, 05001557 A...

  9. 78 FR 79701 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received

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    2013-12-31

    ...- 0868V 4. Matthew Rupert, Scarsdale, Connecticut, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0869V 5. Karen Schuler..., Hurricane, West Virginia, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0920V 30. Kevin Thompson, Brooklyn, New York,...

  10. Editors' Fall Picks

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    Hoffert, Barbara; Heilbrun, Margaret; Kuzyk, Raya; Kim, Ann; McCormack, Heather; Katterjohn, Anna; Burns, Ann; Williams, Wilda

    2008-01-01

    From the fall's cascade of great new books, "Library Journal's" editors select their favorites--a dark rendition of Afghan life, a look at the "self-esteem trap," a celebration of Brooklyn activism, and much more.

  11. Integrating Educational Theory and History

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    Johnson, James P.

    1977-01-01

    Recommends that history teachers incorporate educational theory into their courses. Describes and evaluates a history course at Brooklyn College constructed around Benjamin Bloom's taxonomy of cognitive educational objectives. (Author/DB)

  12. Numerical Modeling of Pulsed Electrical Discharges for High-Speed Flow Control

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    2012-02-01

    Conference on High-Speed Aeronautics, edited by A. Ferri, N. J. Ho , and P. A. Libby, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn , New York, 1955, pp. 335{339. 2Resler... Pont de Nemours and Company. Cleared for public release, distribution unlimited (88ABW-2011-6358). References 1Kantrowitz, A. R., \\A Survey of Physical...Libby, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn , New York, 1955, pp. 335{339. 2Resler, E. L. and Sears, W. R., \\The Prospects for Magneto-Aerodynamics

  13. Public-Private Ventures for Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Activities. A Solution to the Loss of Appropriated Funds. Volume 2. Appendices A through E

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    1990-07-01

    Jupiter, FL Pannell, Kerr, Forster, CPAs, Washington, DC A-5 PGA Tour, Ponte Vedra, FL Prince William County Parks Service, Gainesville, VA U.S. Golf Corp...Staten Island with Brooklyn . NS Staten Island is a new Surface Action Group (SAG) homeport, taking over from the Army’s Fort Wadsworth which was...the Area Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn at the other end of the Verrazano Bridge has a 6-lane facility; it cannot accommodate the Navy demand, and Navy

  14. 78 FR 53671 - Regulated Navigation Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations...

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    2013-08-30

    ..., Brooklyn; and south of a line drawn between 40 42 14.8 N, 074 00 20.3 W (Wall Street, Manhattan), and the northwest corner of Pier 2 North, Brooklyn (NAD 1983). (2) Randalls and Wards Islands RNA: All waters of the East River between the Hell Gate Rail Road Bridge (mile 8.2), and a line drawn from a point at...

  15. Drivers Behind Chinese Land Reclamation In The Spratlys

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    2016-12-01

    Murray Hiebert, Phuong Nguyen, and Gregory B. Polling (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), 67. 3 destabilizing the region. At the heart of U.S...Sea Disputes: Papers from the Fifth Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference, ed. Murray Hiebert, Phuong Nguyen, and Gregory B. Polling (New York...Diplomatic, Legal, and Security Dimensions of the Dispute, ed. Murray Hiebert, Phuong Nguyen, and Gregory B. Polling (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014

  16. ADAPT Dataset

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics Testbed (ADAPT) Project Lead: Scott Poll Subject Fault diagnosis in electrical power systems Description The Advanced...

  17. Transcription profiling provides insights into gene pathways involved in horn and scurs development in cattle

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    Lehnert Sigrid A

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Two types of horns are evident in cattle - fixed horns attached to the skull and a variation called scurs, which refers to small loosely attached horns. Cattle lacking horns are referred to as polled. Although both the Poll and Scurs loci have been mapped to BTA1 and 19 respectively, the underlying genetic basis of these phenotypes is unknown, and so far, no candidate genes regulating these developmental processes have been described. This study is the first reported attempt at transcript profiling to identify genes and pathways contributing to horn and scurs development in Brahman cattle, relative to polled counterparts. Results Expression patterns in polled, horned and scurs tissues were obtained using the Agilent 44 k bovine array. The most notable feature when comparing transcriptional profiles of developing horn tissues against polled was the down regulation of genes coding for elements of the cadherin junction as well as those involved in epidermal development. We hypothesize this as a key event involved in keratinocyte migration and subsequent horn development. In the polled-scurs comparison, the most prevalent differentially expressed transcripts code for genes involved in extracellular matrix remodelling, which were up regulated in scurs tissues relative to polled. Conclusion For this first time we describe networks of genes involved in horn and scurs development. Interestingly, we did not observe differential expression in any of the genes present on the fine mapped region of BTA1 known to contain the Poll locus.

  18. Adolescent Bullies on Cyber Island

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    Strom, Paris; Strom, Robert; Walker, Jenny; Sindel-Arrington, Tricia; Beckert, Troy

    2011-01-01

    Decisions regarding school improvement are based on observations of adults. A more accurate picture of institutional assets and limitations emerges when observations of students are also considered. This presentation shows how student polling can help principals enhance conditions of learning and safety. Implications of Cyberbully Poll results at…

  19. Broadening Student Perspectives on Marketing Research Ethics: Development and Applications of a Teaching Module

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    Handlin, Amy

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes an ethics module developed by the author to engage marketing research students during the fall semester, when they are bombarded by political polls. The module matches ethically questionable polling practices to similarly troubling practices in marketing research. The goals are to show that ethical principles are not topic- or…

  20. Sources of Bias in Voter Expectations under Proportional Representation

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    Levine, Renan

    2007-01-01

    Recent studies have found that voters use information about the latest polls when generating expectations about election outcomes. Even though many respondents to the 2002 Dutch Parliamentary Election Study can recall the latest polls accurately to within a few seats, voters' recollections are imper

  1. West European and East Asian Perspectives on Defense, Deterrence and Strategy. Volume 3. Spanish Perspectives on Defense, Deterrence and Strategy.

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    1984-05-16

    Sociological Research of Madrid. The poll took into account previous public opinion polls conducted by the now defunct 𔃾. Instituto de la Opinion Publica . Among...PERIODICALS 10. de Espana, Juan, "Sobre la concepcion de la seguridad nacional," Ya, December 1982. 11. Jaudenes, Ramon, "La condicion maritima de Espana

  2. Ross Perot and the Multinomial Distribution.

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    Aczel, Amir D.; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Present a graphical multivariate approach to the analysis and reporting of presidential poll results when more than two candidates command a significant percentage of the vote. Advocates a methodology based on joint statistical inference. Applies this methodology to polls prior to the 1992 presidential election. (HB)

  3. Criticism of the Press: Its Social, Psychological and Political Origins.

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    Becker, Lee B.; And Others

    This study examines data from several national polls about press coverage during the Watergate scandal, in order to assess the origins of press criticism. The polls were conducted between 28 September and 6 October 1973, during June 1974, and in August 1974. The data suggest that political variables--particularly support of Nixon, party…

  4. 一扇民主之门

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    法满; EmilioMorenatti

    2005-01-01

    Afghan women wearing burqas line up to vote at a polling station in Kabul on October.9.2004.Across Afghanistan voters went to the polls in the country's first ever presidential election .Hannd Karzai was elected president and sworn in on December 8.

  5. Who is driving whom : The media, voters and the bandwagon

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    Stolwijk, S.B.

    2017-01-01

    Opinion polls of vote intentions play a prominent role in today’s political campaigns. When positive opinion poll results trigger additional support for a party, this is denoted as a “bandwagon effect”. This dissertation has added a communication science perspective to the study of the bandwagon

  6. Adolescent Views of Time Management: Rethinking the School Day in Junior High School

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    Strom, Paris S.; Strom, Robert D.; Sindel-Arrington, Tricia

    2016-01-01

    Junior high school presents a significant increase in time demands both for study and for social relationships. The students (N = 240) in grades 7 and 8 at a junior high school anonymously completed online the Time Management Poll concerning their own use of time and the way their school managed time. The 20 items in the poll allowed them to…

  7. Dynamic server assignment in a two-queue model

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    Boxma, O.J.; Down, D.G.

    1995-01-01

    We consider a polling model of two $M/G/1$ queues, served by a single server. The service policy for this polling model is of threshold type. Service at queue 1 is exhaustive. Service at queue 2 is exhaustive unless the size of queue 1 reaches some level $T$ during a service at queue 2; in the latte

  8. Küsimisi-kostmisi : raamatukogutöö ja lugeja / üles kirjut. Inga Kuljus

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    1996-01-01

    Võrumaa Keskraamatukogu tööst räägivad raamatukogu töötajad Eha Tillmann, Ere Raag, Helve Pai, Sulev Poll, Matti Russ, Mare Poll, Anneli Joonas, Merle Pindis, Aigi Mäesaar, Luule Lairand, Riina Lõhmus, Eva Kivi ja Maie Elstein

  9. Küsimisi-kostmisi : raamatukogutöö ja lugeja / üles kirjut. Inga Kuljus

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    1996-01-01

    Võrumaa Keskraamatukogu tööst räägivad raamatukogu töötajad Eha Tillmann, Ere Raag, Helve Pai, Sulev Poll, Matti Russ, Mare Poll, Anneli Joonas, Merle Pindis, Aigi Mäesaar, Luule Lairand, Riina Lõhmus, Eva Kivi ja Maie Elstein

  10. Adolescent Views of Time Management: Rethinking the School Day in Junior High School

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    Strom, Paris S.; Strom, Robert D.; Sindel-Arrington, Tricia

    2016-01-01

    Junior high school presents a significant increase in time demands both for study and for social relationships. The students (N = 240) in grades 7 and 8 at a junior high school anonymously completed online the Time Management Poll concerning their own use of time and the way their school managed time. The 20 items in the poll allowed them to…

  11. Problem Drinking in the Family and Youth Suicide.

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    Fernquist, Robert M.

    2000-01-01

    Using data from the 1995 Gallup Poll and a 1988 ABC News poll, examines the relationships between problematic drinking in the home and youth suicide rates. The hypothesis that chronic stress, as measured by problem drinking in the home, is related to youth suicide was supported. (MKA)

  12. Marketing and Student Recruitment Practices at Four-Year and Two-Year Institutions, 2011. Noel-Levitz Report on Undergraduate Trends in Enrollment Management

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    Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2011

    2011-01-01

    What's working in student recruitment and marketing at the undergraduate level? To find out, Noel-Levitz conducted a 97-item, Web-based poll in April of 2011 as part of the firm's continuing series of benchmark polls for higher education. Among the findings: (1) The "top 10" most effective practices in 2011--across public and private, two-year and…

  13. Who is driving whom : The media, voters and the bandwagon

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    Stolwijk, S.B.

    2017-01-01

    Opinion polls of vote intentions play a prominent role in today’s political campaigns. When positive opinion poll results trigger additional support for a party, this is denoted as a “bandwagon effect”. This dissertation has added a communication science perspective to the study of the bandwagon eff

  14. CERN completes transition to lead-ion running at the LHC

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    ALICE experiment a. General views ALICE control room b. Interview Paolo Giubellino, ALICE spokesperson elect, INFN Torino c. Interview Juergen Schukraft, ALICE spokesperson, CERN d. Events display: first heavy ion collisions at ALICE 2. CMS experiment a. General views CMS control room b. Interview Bolek Wyslouch, CMS Heavy Ions Run Coordinator, MIT c. Events display: first heavy ion collisions at CMS 3. ATLAS experiment a. General views ATLAS control room b. Interview Peter Steinberg, ATLAS , Brookhaven National Laboratory c. Interview Will Brooks, ATLAS, Univ. Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM) d. Events display: first heavy ion collisions at ATLAS

  15. 向全球展示实力

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    2004-01-01

    作为EAMTM的新总裁,Hans·Juergen Geiger几周前登上欧洲机器经销商协会主席的宝座。在MM杂志对其进行独家专访时,Geiger先生介绍了该协会当前的计划,并描述了二手机床行业的前景。我们从整篇采访中摘录如下。

  16. An evaluation of the participation of the social movements on the decision making process and planning of the electric sector; Uma avaliacao da participacao dos movimentos sociais no planejamento e no processo decisorio do setor eletrico

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    Moral Hernandez, Francisco del; Bermann, Celio [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Eletrotecnica e Energia. Programa Interunidades de Pos-graduacao em Energia]. E-mail: delmoral@hotmail.com; cbermann@iee.usp.br

    2006-07-01

    This work presents some reflexions on the possibility of a public sphere in the decision making process in the energetic sector. By using the conceptual mark of Juergen HABERMAS, some reflexions on the political participation specificities at Latin America, mainly those ones suggested by AVRITZER (2002) and the theoretical reflexions of HONNETH (2003) recognition fight and construction in the social movements, the work tries the verification of how far the requirements of social organizations identified in this work are from a desirable situation, or else a more effective participation of the social movements on the decisions and planning spaces and the deliberative character of the public discussion space in the area of energy.

  17. The Terminology of Literary Criticism:Kommunikative Vernunft%交往理性

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    章国锋

    2004-01-01

    一句话概说。交往理性(kommunikative Vernunft),是德国哲学家、社会学家尤根·哈贝马斯(Juergen Habermas)提出的交往行为理论(Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns)的核心概念。这一理论,通过对生活世界和以语言为媒介的人际交往活动的语用学分析,发现了交往行为的理性内涵,并从交往的3大有效性

  18. 对哈贝马斯教授的访谈录

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    乔治·布鲁默; 近子山本; 李慧

    2010-01-01

    中国的现代化建设和发展是这次四个小时会谈的主要议题,在2001年4月作者北京家中有一次会谈,参加会谈的有德国著名哲学家尤根·哈贝马斯(Juergen Habermas),中国演员姜文,摇滚歌手崔健,畅销书作家钱宁,作家徐星,哲学家周国平和马克思主义理论研究专家商德文教授.

  19. Espacios verdes urbanos, fortalezas, amenazas y oportunidades de mejora

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    Breuste, Juergen; Artmann, A.; Wurster, D.; Voigt, Annette; Faggi, Ana Maria

    2016-01-01

    En términos de sustentabilidad es preciso entender, diseñar y manejar el verde urbano adecuadamente desde una perspectiva ecológica, estética y recreativa (FTL-HSR & ZSA 2006). Se presentan aquí a modo de ejemplos resultados de investigaciones realizadas en Buenos Aires, Salzburgo y Munich, que aportan ideas sobre el valor de los espacios verdes y de las problemáticas a los cuales se enfrentan. Fil: Breuste, Juergen. Lodron-Paris University; Austria Fil: Artmann, A.. Fil: Wurster, ...

  20. Initiative and responsibility; Veranlassung und Verantwortung

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    Loewer, Wolfgang (ed.)

    2012-07-01

    The 6th Bonner Dialogue to energy law picks up the trend of increasing regulation of the energy sector on a more fundamental level. Under this aspect, the book under consideration contains four contributions: (1) Initiative and responsibility from a constitutional point of view (Hans-Jueergen Papier); (2) Obligations to invest in the development of transmission networks between initiative and responsibility (Juergen Kuehling); (3) Antitrust unbundling of companies from comparative law perspective (Wulf-Henning Roth); (4) Unbundling of companies outside of fusion control according to valid and future law (Andreas Roehling).

  1. Handbook of video databases design and applications

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    Furht, Borko

    2003-01-01

    INTRODUCTIONIntroduction to Video DatabasesOge Marques and Borko FurhtVIDEO MODELING AND REPRESENTATIONModeling Video Using Input/Output Markov Models with Application to Multi-Modal Event DetectionAshutosh Garg, Milind R. Naphade, and Thomas S. HuangStatistical Models of Video Structure and SemanticsNuno VasconcelosFlavor: A Language for Media RepresentationAlexandros Eleftheriadis and Danny HongIntegrating Domain Knowledge and Visual Evidence to Support Highlight Detection in Sports VideosJuergen Assfalg, Marco Bertini, Carlo Colombo, and Alberto Del BimboA Generic Event Model and Sports Vid

  2. Do renewable energies change our landscapes? Documentation; Veraendern erneuerbare Energien unsere Landschaften? Dokumentation

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    Franke, Silke (comp.)

    2011-12-15

    Within the symposium of the Bavarian Rural Area Academy (Munich, Federal Republic of Germany) in line with the Bavarian days of the village culture at 16th July 2011 in Merkendorf (Federal Republic of Germany) the following contributions were held: (1) Rising demands on the finite resource land (Wolfgang Haber); (2) Consequences for the landscape planning from the space requirement for renewable energy sources (Juergen Peters); (3) Perspectives for an environmentally friendly energy policy turnaround in Bavarian (Hubert Weiger); (4) We need solutions with a maximum landscape efficiency (Norbert Baeuml); (5) How can the rural development help? (Lothar Winkler); (6) The bioenergy region Bayreuth (Manfred Thuemmler); (7) The energy forum Meckendorf (Hans Popp).

  3. The evolution of the laser: A systems perspective on science, technology and society

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    Deruiter, Willem

    The evolution of laser technology is addressed, and an attempt is made to correlate this evolution to the macrosociological theory of Juergen Habermas. The economic and social consequences of innovations are evaluated. Different laser applications are described. The evolution of the semiconductor laser is discussed. The evolution of optical telecommunication systems is outlined. The Habermas theory of communicative action, focussing on the theoretical distinction between 'system' and 'lifeworld,' is treated. The modified theory of Habermas is applied to the evolution of the laser. The embedding of a number of laser applications in the social context is discussed: laser isotope separation, compact disc players, and the Strategic Defense Initiative.

  4. 美国对中国在东南亚软实力的认知——以国会研究处报告和民意调查为中心的分析%The United States' Cognition of China's Soft Power in Southeast Asia:An Analysis on Congressional Research Service Reports and Opinion Polls

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    陈遥

    2009-01-01

    Since the end of the 20th century, the United States has attached great importance and paid great attention to the rise of China and the rapid growth of China's soft power in Southeast Asia. There is an obvious difference and a tendency of reduction between American elites' cognition and that of the public and between the United States and Southeast Asian countries. From the view of "the other ", i.e. through the United States' cognition, we can get a better understanding of China's soft power in Southeast Asia. We should assess objectively their cognition and take appropriate countermeasures to deal with the possible policy responses of the United States.%20世纪末以来,美国高度重视并密切关注中国的崛起及中国在东南亚迅速增长的软实力.美国精英和公众对中国在东南亚的软实力的认知,美国和东南亚国家对中国软实力的认知,都表现出明显差异和递减效应.从美国认知这一"他者"的角度,可以进一步认识中国在东南亚的软实力.中国应客观评估美国对中国在东南亚软实力的认知,采取恰当的措施应对美国可能的政策反应.

  5. 肉用品种绵羊改良本地羊所产杂种羊产肉性能研究%Research of the Dressing Percentage of the Hybrids of Local Sheep Crossed by Suffolk,Texel and New Aealand Poll Doset

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    李颖康; 吕建民; 梁小军; 马青; 黄莉; 于洋; 达文政

    2004-01-01

    用萨福克、特克萨尔、无角陶赛特三个肉用品种公羊杂交改良本地原有的寒滩杂种羊,所产杂种肉羊在相同的饲养管理条件下,萨杂肉公羊周岁活重63.6 kg,特杂为71.1 kg,陶杂为68.1 kg,同龄、同性别的滩羊为32.9 kg,小尾寒羊为40.5 kg.屠宰试验结果表明:萨杂屠宰率56.07%,特杂为54.08%,陶杂为55.0%,滩羊为49.76%,小尾寒羊为46.47%;杂种肉羊胴体净肉率比滩羊提高5.04~5.99个百分点,比小尾寒羊提高9.23~10.18个百分点;眼肌面积、GR值、肌肉纤维直径均为杂种肉羊大于滩羊和小尾寒羊;屠后1小时的新鲜肉pH值在6.07~6.20之间,均属于正常范围.

  6. ¿Conocen los médicos la nutrición enteral domiciliaria?: Encuesta de opinión en la provincia de Tarragona Are doctors familiar with enteral nutrition at home?: Opinion poll in the province of Tarragona

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    A. Bonada

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available En nuestro hospital funciona un programa de nutrición enteral domiciliaria (NED en el que participan la Unidad de Nutrición Clínica y el Servicio de Farmacia. Se dispensan los productos y material necesario directamente al domicilio del paciente y se realiza un seguimiento nutricional. Al detectar una falta de información sobre diferentes aspectos relacionados con la NED por parte de los médicos prescriptores decidimos realizar una encuesta con el objetivo de valorar el nivel de conocimientos y la opinión de los médicos de la provincia de Tarragona acerca de la NED. Se les preguntó si conocían las indicaciones y las características de los diferentes preparados de nutrición enteral, así como su opinión acerca de quién debería realizar el seguimiento de los enfermos y de cómo debería realizarse la dispensación. Con los resultados obtenidos concluimos que los médicos realizan pocas prescripciones de NED y no conocen las indicaciones ni los preparados de nutrición enteral (77,5% y 89% respectivamente aunque están interesados en el tema. Consideran que la dispensación debería realizarse directamente en el domicilio de paciente (43% y que el seguimiento lo debería realizar un equipo especializado (57,6%.At our hospital, there is an At-Home Enteral Nutrition programme (NED in its Spanish acronym with participation of the Clinical Nutrition Unit and the Pharmacy Service. The products and all necessary material are dispensed directly to the patient•s home and nutritional follow-up is carried out. As a lack of information on various aspects of NED was detected among prescribing doctors, we decided to carry out a survey to assess the level of awareness and the opinion of doctors in the province of Tarragona with regard to NED. They were asked if they knew the indications and characteristics of the different enteral nutrition preparations, as well as their opinion on who should do the follow-up of the patients and on how dispensation should be organized. With the results obtained, we conclude that doctors rarely prescribe NED and are not familiar with the indications nor with enteral nutrition preparations (77.5% and 89%, respectively, although they are interested in the subject. They feel that dispensation should be done directly at the patient’s home (43% and that follow-up should be through a specialized team (57.6%.

  7. Butyltin Concentrations in Selected US Harbor Systems. A Baseline Assessment.

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    1987-04-01

    the Brooklyn Basin North Channel, north of Government Island (station 2). The mean level of TBT at station 2 was established at 0.129 pg/I. The next...highest readings were taken in the center of the Fortmann Basin Marina on the southern side of the Brooklyn Basin South Channel, south of Government...L Walpahu Loch 1ee PEAR HAROR 20 1%13 6g 10 10 2 0 ~EZI~ET n b; otal ospait Pont 1xrcabeTn(dyw. Fig r~ 10 ’ rent~rq~n i~ s Iv-f1.rquoalY1ncnetrtos Pa

  8. Logistical Support of the China Relief Expedition

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    1991-06-01

    Japan. Admiral Remey’s flagship was the cruiser Brooklyn . His headquarters was at Cavite, Philippines. 3 Because of the increased threat to American...to Tanggu.41 Half the marines boarded the U.S.S. Brooklyn on 8 October 1900. The remainder boarded the Indiana on 10 October 1900. The 14th Infantry...SHANGH a TLMG" 12 JUNE is JUNEW ILLUZ JacUrs IAk LOGANA kUILI DAGU 27 JUNE 4 JULY IrV INFANTaY, TROOPS $3 PONT ALBERT MANILA 2)1.01 27 JUNE k. JULY

  9. Sea/Lake Water Air Conditioning at Naval Facilities.

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    1980-05-01

    r-AO89 262 CIVIL ENGINEERING LAS (NAVY) PONT HUJENEME CA F/6 13/1 SEA/LAKF WATER AIR CONDITIONING AT N4AVAL FACILITIES.u MAY S0 .J B CIAN...AROICC. Brooklyn NY: CO; C’ode (NP (LCDR ATJ Stewart): C’ode 10)28. RDT&ELO. Philadelphia PA: Code III (Castranovo) Philadelphia. PA: Design Div. (R...Governor’s Council On Energy) NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY INST. Dr. Zwibcl Las Cruces NM NY CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BROOKLYN , NY (LIBRARY) NYS ENERGY OFFICE

  10. DUMBO

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    Marling, Gitte; Kiib, Hans

    2015-01-01

    In the DUMBO historic district between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge – part of Brooklyn’s new waterfront – an old, beautifully restored carousel has been placed on an elevated concrete foundation in a transparent pavilion. Directly above the carousel is a circular window in the pavilion...... industry to a creative cultural growth area. Today, Jane’s Carousel functions as a popular meeting place, a magnet that attracts people from Manhattan across to Brooklyn, thereby creating a connection between the two boroughs across the East River. The area around the carousel has become a new dynamic...

  11. 24. International Vienna motor symposium, May 15 and 16, 2003; 24. Internationales Wiener Motorensymposium am 15. und 16. Mai 2003

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    Lenz, H.P.

    2003-09-01

    Once again, the 24th Vienna International Motor Symposium was an outstanding event at which leading automotive engineers from all parts of the world presented the latest results and future trends in engine development. As in previous years, the Vienna International Motor Symposium began and ended with joint plenary meetings at which well-known experts discussed topics of general interest. After the opening session, two parallel sessions were held, in which technical papers were presented under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Lenz of Vienna University of Technology, and Prof. Dr. Rudolf Pischinger, Prof. Dr. Helmut Eichlseder and Prof. Dr. Guenter Juergens, all of Graz University of Technology. All lectures and discussions were interpreted simultaneously into the conference languages German and English. (orig.) [German] Auch in diesem Jahr stellte das 24. Internationale Wiener Motorensymposium ein herausragendes Ereignis dar, bei dem Spitzeningenieure aus aller Welt die neuesten Ergebnisse und Zukunftstrends in der Mororentwicklung praesentierten. Das Symposium begann und endete mit gemeinsamen prominent besetzten Plenar-, Eroeffnungs- und Schlusssektionen, in denen Themen von generellem Interesse behandelt wurden. Dazwischen folgten in zwei Parallelsektionen die Fachvortraege unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. H.P. Lenz, TU Wien, Prof. Dr. R. Pischinger, TU Graz, Prof. Dr. H. Eichlseder, TU Graz, und Prof. Dr. G. Juergens, TU Graz. Alle Vortraege und Diskussionen wurden simultan in Deutsch und Englisch uebersetzt. (orig.)

  12. Chile: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

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    2009-12-10

    Reconstruction of the Mapuche Nation,” Center for International Policy, November 13, 2009. 21 “ Conflicto Mapuche Preocupa Pero No Hay Una ‘Guerra Civil...An October 2009 poll from a well-respected Chilean polling firm, the Centro de Estudios Politicos (CEP),43 found 36% support for Piñera, 26% for...Asegura Analista,” EFE News Service, September 30, 2009. 43 The Centro de Estudios Politicos is considered the best polling firm in Chile because it

  13. Keeping It Real: Using Authentic Materials in a GED Class

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    Siegel, Jill

    2007-01-01

    The numbers of disconnected youths (adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 21 who have dropped out of school and who don't have jobs) in adult education programs continue to grow at the Turning Point Educational Center in Brooklyn, New York. These youths can be particularly challenging to teach. They often have negative attitudes toward what they…

  14. 75 FR 25292 - In the Matter of Certain Dual Access Locks and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission...

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    2010-05-07

    ... David Tropp of Brooklyn, New York. 74 FR 54065 (October 21, 2009). The Commission named the following... Travelsky Co., Ltd. of China; The Sun Lock Company Ltd. of Hong Kong; Alloy Metal Manufactory, Ltd. of Hong... Lock Manufactory of Hong Kong. The complaint alleged violations of section 337 based upon...

  15. Growing Youth Growing Food: How Vegetable Gardening Influences Young People's Food Consciousness and Eating Habits

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    Libman, Kimberly

    2007-01-01

    Much attention is currently being paid to rising rates of obesity, especially among youth. In this context, garden-based education can have a role in improving public health. A qualitative study conducted at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) Children's Garden provides supporting evidence for the claim that growing vegetables can improve the…

  16. 77 FR 45262 - Final Flood Elevation Determinations

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    2012-07-31

    ... the Village Hall, 170 Monroe Street, East Brooklyn, IL 60474. Village of Seneca ] Maps are available... Incorporated Areas Docket No.: FEMA-B-7753 Kelly Ditch Approximately 900 feet +388 City of Boonville, upstream.... Kelly Creek Tributary Approximately 0.45 mile +1365 Unincorporated Areas of downstream of Farm...

  17. Sagan, Carl Edward (1934-96)

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    Planetary scientist, born in Brooklyn, NY, became professor at Cornell University and director of its Laboratory for Planetary Studies. He directed programs on theoretical, laboratory and spacecraft studies of organic molecules in the atmospheres and on the surfaces of planets, satellites and comets in the solar system, and in the interstellar medium. This was a means of understanding the origin ...

  18. 29 CFR 790.21 - Time for bringing employee suits.

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    2010-07-01

    ... collective and representatives actions commenced before May 14, 1947, section 8 of the Portal Act makes the.... (2d) 310, 316 (C.A. 8). See also Brooklyn Savings Bank v. O'Neil, 324 U.S. 697; Rigopoulos v. Kervan..., on the date the complaint is filed; (2) In collective or class actions, as to an individual claimant...

  19. Project Caribe, 1986-1987. OEA Evaluation Report.

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    Villegas, Jose J.; Cabrera, Eulalia

    Project CARIBE (Career Awareness in Bilingual Education) was a Title VII-funded project in its third year at two New York high schools, one in Brooklyn and one in Queens. The project supplemented municipally funded bilingual programs for limited-English-speaking Hispanic students by establishing a resource/computer center and conducting academic…

  20. 20 Maxims for Collection Building: Contemporary Collection Development Involves Art, Science, and Business

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    Genco, Barbara; Kuzyk, Raya

    2007-01-01

    Last fall, at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science in New York, Barbara Genco, collection development director at the Brooklyn Public Library, taught a course on collection development principles, theory, and practice. "Library Journal" asked her to distill her curriculum down to 20 talking points that address…