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  1. Macroeconomia do Turismo Argentino em Santa Catarina

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    Roberto Meurer

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O Estado de Santa Catarina experimentou um considerável crescimento do setor de turismo nas últimas décadas. O fluxo turístico de origem argentina revelou-se um ingrediente importante dessa trajetória. Este artigo focaliza um aspecto pouco explorado, aparentemente, da participação argentina no turismo estadual: a relação entre a situação macroeconômica do país vizinho e a demanda turística por Santa Catarina lá originada. Começa-se abordando brevemente a problemática geral da macroeconomia do turismo. Depois, discorre-se sobre o crescimento desse setor em Santa Catarina, destacando a presença de argentinos. A terceira parte desenvolve uma análise baseada em tratamento estatístico de dados sobre demanda e receita geradas por esses turistas no estado, com exame das correlações envolvendo taxa de câmbio e taxa de crescimento do PIB da Argentina. Palavras-chave: turismo; Santa Catarina; turistas argentinos; economia argentina Abstract The State of Santa Catarina has witnessed a considerable development of its tourist sector in the last decades. The demand from Argentina has proved to be an important factor of that growth. This article deals with a feature of the presence of Argentinians in the state which seems to be scarcely studied: the relationship between the macroeconomic situation of Argentina and the tourist demand in Santa Catarina originated from that country. The first part of the article considers briefly the general issue of tourism macroeconomics. The second one looks upon tourism growth in Santa Catarina, stressing the presence of visitors from Argentine. The third section develops an analysis based on statistical treatment of data concerning demand and income generated by such tourists in Santa Catarina, involving correlations that consider aspects like exchange rate and the rate of GDP increase in Argentina. Keywords: tourism; Santa Catarina; tourists from Argentina; Argentina’s economy

  2. Lake-level variations and tides in Lago Argentino, Patagonia: insights from pressure tide gauge records

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    2015-01-01

    Based on precise pressure tide gauge observations lake-level records are derived for two sites in Lago Argentino, southern Patagonia, of 2.5 and 1 years of duration. Applying the tools of time series analysis, the principal processes affecting the lake level are identified and quantified. Lake-level changes reflecting variations in lake volume are dominated by a seasonal cycle of 1.2 m in amplitude. Lake-volume changes occur in addition with a daily period in response to melt water influx fro...

  3. Lake-level variations and tides in Lago Argentino, Patagonia: insights from pressure tide gauge records

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    Andreas Richter

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Based on precise pressure tide gauge observations lake-level records are derived for two sites in Lago Argentino, southern Patagonia, of 2.5 and 1 years of duration. Applying the tools of time series analysis, the principal processes affecting the lake level are identified and quantified. Lake-level changes reflecting variations in lake volume are dominated by a seasonal cycle of 1.2 m in amplitude. Lake-volume changes occur in addition with a daily period in response to melt water influx from surrounding glaciers. Sporadic lake-volume jumps are caused by bursting of the ice dam of Perito Moreno glacier. Water movements in Lago Argentino are dominated by surface seiches reaching 20 cm in amplitude. Lake tides reach a maximum amplitude of 3 mm. The comparison of the tidal signal extracted from the lake-level observations with a model composed of the contributions of body tide and ocean tidal loading indicates a phase shift of 23° which is most likely explained by an 1 hour phase lag of global ocean tide models in the region of the highly fragmented Pacific coast. The comparison of the obtained results with those of a previous study of Lago Fagnano, Tierra del Fuego, allows to relate differences in the hydrological and hydrodynamic processes between both lakes to morphological properties. This leads to a tentative prediction of the lake-level variability to be expected from other great Patagonian lakes. The presented geodetic results shall serve as a starting point for a detailed limnological investigation of these aquatic ecosystems.

  4. Reconstituição paleoambiental do Lago Santa Ninha, Várzea do Lago Grande de Curuai, Pará, Brasil Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of an Amazon floodplain lake, Lago Santa Ninha, Varzea do Lago Grande de Curuai, Pará, Brasil

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    Luciane Silva Moreira

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo reconstituir as mudanças paleoambientais e paleohidrológicas no baixo Amazonas. Um testemunho de sedimento foi coletado no Lago Santa Ninha, na várzea do Lago Grande de Curuai, localizada na margem direita do Rio Amazonas a aproximadamente 850 km da foz. O teor de água, a granulometria, as datações com carbono 14, os conteúdos de carbono orgânico e nitrogênio total e o isótopo estável do carbono (δ13C foram utilizados para determinar os processos sedimentares a que o meio esteve submetido. O testemunho estudado possui 270 cm de comprimento que corresponde a um período de 5600 anos cal AP. Este estudo colocou em evidência diferentes ambientes sedimentares: na base do testemunho até 4900 anos cal AP há uma vegetação inundada que foi gradualmente substituida por bancos de gramíneas e por uma planicie com secas sazonais em 4000 anos cal AP até alcançar, desde 600 anos AP as condições atuais deste lago. Estas alterações podem ter ocorrido em decorrência de mudanças no ciclo hidrológico do Rio Amazonas que, por sua vez, também são reflexos de alterações climáticas.Physical, chemical and geochemical characteristics of lacustrine sediments were studied to reconstruct paleohydrologyical control on sedimentation in an Amazonian floodplain. A core was collected at the Lago Grande de Curuai floodplain, in the Santa Ninha Lake, located on the right margin of the Amazon River at 850 km of the estuary. Water content, granulometry, radiocarbon dating, organic carbon, nitrogen content and δ13C were used to characterize the sedimentary processes. The core is 270 cm-long which corresponds to 5600 cal years BP. The core points out different sedimentary environments: flooded vegetation at the base of the core till 4900 cal years BP is substituted by grass banks changing to a floodplain encompassing prolonged annual dryness at 4000 cal years BP. Since 600 cal years BP, the present day Varzea Lake

  5. Impactos ambientais no entorno da sanga “Lagoão do Ouro” – bairro Camobi, Santa Maria (RS / Environmental impacts in around the “Lagoão do Ouro” stream – Camobi neighborhood, Santa Maria (RS

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    Flávia Gizele König Brun

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumoForam levantados os problemas ambientais no entorno da Sanga Lagoão do Ouro, tributário urbano/rural do Rio Vacacaí-Mirim, em Santa Maria (RS. Com observações in loco em toda a área do entorno da sanga, cerca de dezoito hectares, enumeraram-se os problemas ambientais detectados e atribuíram-se pesos à sua dimensão de impacto, de acordo com a percentagem de deterioração ambiental detectada a campo. Os principais problemas na parte urbana foram: esgoto a céu aberto, com peso de degradação ambiental de 6,8; urbanização em áreas inadequadas (6,4, resíduo sólido urbano (RSU espalhado (6,4, retirada da mata ciliar (6,2, falta de praças e parques (6,0, criação de animais (5,6, degradação de fragmentos de vegetação natural (5,4, má arborização de ruas (5,4, erosões marcantes (5,4, entre outros. Na parte rural, os problemas ambientais mais relevantes foram: baixa fertilidade do solo (9,4, erosão hídrica (9,1, retirada da mata ciliar (8,8, queimadas (8,2, degradação de fragmentos florestais (7,9, RSU espalhado (7,6, esgoto a céu aberto (7,0, aplicação de agrotóxicos (6,7, depósito de embalagens de agrotóxicos (6,7, entre outros. Neste âmbito, é urgente a realização de trabalhos de educação ambiental entre os moradores do entorno da sanga e a realização de projetos técnicos para a resolução dos problemas ambientais existentes.AbstractEnvironmental problem occurred in the proximity of “Lagoão do Ouro” Stream was evaluated, which is an urban/rural tributary from Vacacaí-Mirim river, in Santa Maria (RS. Considering the observation of the whole area in around the stream, about 18ha, it was enumerated the detected environmental problems and weights were attributed to its impact dimension, according to the environmental deterioration percentage detected in the study area. The main problems in the urban part of the area were: drain open sky, with weight of environmental degradation of 6

  6. DISTRIBUCIÓN ESPACIAL Y TEMPORAL DE NÁYADES DE ODONATOS EN LOS HUMEDALES LA VACA Y SANTA MARÍA DEL LAGO, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA

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    MARÍA INÉS MORENO PALLARES

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluaron la variación espacial y temporal de las comunidades de náyades de odonatos y su asociación al estado de rehabilitación de hábitat en los humedales La Vaca y Santa María del Lago. Mediante técnicas estandarizadas de recolección de macroinvertebrados, se realizaron cuatro muestreos en cada humedal a lo largo de un año en puntos a la entrada y salida y en el espejo de agua de los humedales. Se encontró un gradiente en la distribución de la abundancia de las náyades en ambos humedales, según el cual la comunidad presenta mayor número de ejemplares en los puntos de muestreos que se ubican espacialmente a mayores distancias de los sitios de verti- mientos. Al comparar la composición entre los humedales La Vaca y Santa María del Lago mediante la evaluación de la diversidad beta, se encontró heterogeneidad de las comunidades de ambos ecosistemas. El gradiente en la distribución de la abundancia de las náyades observado en ambos humedales se ajusta a una respuesta de las especies en términos de tolerancia a las variables ambientales.

  7. DISTRIBUCIÓN ESPACIOTEMPORAL DE NÁYADES DE ODONATOS EN LOS HUMEDALES LA VACA Y SANTA MARÍA DEL LAGO, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA

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    Guillot Monroy Gabriel Hernando

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la variación espacial y temporal de las comunidades de náyades de odonatos y su asociación al estado de rehabilitación de hábitat en los humedales La Vaca y Santa María del Lago. Se realizaron cuatro muestreos en cada humedal a lo largo de un año; utilizando técnicas estandarizadas de colecta de macroinvertebrados en puntos a la entrada, salida y espejos de agua de los humedales. Se encontró un gradiente en la distribución de la abundancia de las náyades observado en ambos humedales, donde la comunidad de náyades presenta mayor número de ejemplares en los puntos de muestreos que espacialmente se ubican a mayores distancias de los sitios de vertimientos. Al comparar la composición entre los humedales La Vaca y Santa María del Lago se encontró heterogeneidad de las comunidades de ambos humedales mediante la evaluación de la diversidad beta. El gradiente en la distribución de la abundancia de las náyades observado en ambos humedales, se ajusta más a una respuesta de las especies en términos de tolerancia a las variables ambientales.

  8. DISTRIBUCIÓN ESPACIAL Y TEMPORAL DE NÁYADES DE ODONATOS EN LOS HUMEDALES LA VACA Y SANTA MARÍA DEL LAGO, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Dragonflies Naiads in Wetlands La Vaca and Santa Maria del Lago, Bogotá, Colombia

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    MARÍA INÉS MORENO PALLARES

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluaron la variación espacial y temporal de las comunidades de náyades de odonatos y su asociación al estado de rehabilitación de hábitat en los humedales La Vaca y Santa María del Lago. Mediante técnicas estandarizadas de recolección de macroinvertebrados, se realizaron cuatro muestreos en cada humedal a lo largo de un año en puntos a la entrada y salida y en el espejo de agua de los humedales. Se encontró un gradiente en la distribución de la abundancia de las náyades en ambos humedales, según el cual la comunidad presenta mayor número de ejemplares en los puntos de muestreos que se ubican espacialmente a mayores distancias de los sitios de vertimientos. Al comparar la composición entre los humedales La Vaca y Santa María del Lago mediante la evaluación de la diversidad beta, se encontró heterogeneidad de las comunidades de ambos ecosistemas. El gradiente en la distribución de la abundancia de las náyades observado en ambos humedales se ajusta a una respuesta de las especies en términos de tolerancia a las variables ambientales.We evaluated the spatial and temporal variation in communities of dragonfly's naiads and their association to the habitat rehabilitation status in LaVaca and Santa María del Lagowetlands. Four samplings were carried out in several sites of each during a year. Macroinvertebrates were collected at the entryande exit flow, and in open waters of the wetlands using standard techniques. We found a gradient in the distribution of the abundance of nymphs in both wetlands, where naiads community had the highest number of individuals in the places located farther from the dumping sites. Comparing the community s composition between wetlands La Vaca and Santa María del Lago through the beta diversity, heterogeneity was found in both ecosystems. The gradient in the distribution of the abundance of naiads observed in both wetlands fits with to a response of the species in terms of tolerance to the

  9. Biometría del esqueleto postcraneal en muestras del Holoceno tardío de la Cuenca del Lago Salitroso (provincia de Santa Cruz

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    Barrientos, Gustavo

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la presente comunicación es presentar la información osteométrica correspondiente al esqueleto postcraneal de una muestra de 18 individuos adultos de diferente sexo y edad, provenientes la cuenca del lago Salitroso (N.O. de la provincia de Santa Cruz. Los mismos fueron recuperados a partir de la excavación de chenques y hoquedades naturales sobre roca, con un rango de edades radiocarbónicas situado entre ca. 2500 y 300 años AP. El presente estudio se integra a una investigación de mayores alcances orientada a analizar la evolución de las poblaciones humanas del centro-sur de la Patagonia continental durante el Holoceno tardío. En este estudio se consideraron 45 variables métricas correspondientes a 10 unidades anatómicas del esqueleto postcraneano (húmero, radio, cúbito, clavícula, fémur, tibia, peroné, escápula, sacro y coxal. A nivel de la localidad, se establecieron comparaciones basadas en análisis uni y multivariados entre el conjunto de entierros más antiguo (ca. 2500-1800 años AP con el más reciente (ca. 1000-300 años AP, con la finalidad de detectar diferencias significativas entre ambas submuestras cronológicas. Finalmente, se analizaron los datos regionales en relación con la variabilidad registrada en otras muestras de Patagonia continental (Chubut y sur de Santa Cruz y Tierra del Fuego.

  10. Percepción ecológica y calidad de vida. El caso de Santa María del Lago, Bogotá

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    Leonardo Garavito González

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone que cuando aumenta la percepción de conectividad de los individuos de una población con su entorno también aumenta su capacidad de lograr bienestar personal y colectivo. La percepción de conexión con los elementos del entorno implica un proceso de reconocimiento de la responsabilidad que comparte cada ser humano con los otros seres humanos y no humanos en el mantenimiento de la vida. En este sentido, la habilidad de percibir ecológicamente se refiere al proceso de tomar conciencia respecto a los múltiples vínculos entre el individuo y su entorno, y las potencialidades y límites que éstos configuran. Mientras más conciencia posea un individuo sobre las múltiples formas de su conexión dinámica con el entorno, será mayor su capacidad para asumir la incertidumbre del entorno y, por lo tanto, actuar sobre su calidad de vida y la de otros seres. Esta hipótesis se contrastará con la información recogida de la población vecina al humedal de Santa María del Lago, en la localidad de Engativá en Bogotá. En este sentido se construirá una red de narraciones a partir de las interpretaciones individuales respecto a la conexión entre la propia calidad de vida y las formas de vivir de otros seres humanos, no humanos y el ecosistema del humedal. No obstante que los resultados finales se encuentran en proceso, en este artículo se enfatiza en la propuesta metodológica.

  11. Estudio de adecuación fisiológica y salud bucal de restos óseos de cazadores recolectores del holoceno tardío del lago Salitroso (noroeste de Santa Cruz

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    Guráieb, Ana Gabriela

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de los estudios de salud y adecuación fisiológica de la cavidad oral, efectuados sobre una muestra de 30 individuos de distinto sexo y edad, correspondientes a grupos cazadores-recolectores del Holoceno tardío de la cuenca del lago Salitroso (Noroeste de Santa Cruz. Se emplearon técnicas macroscópicas y radiológicas para evaluar la prevalencia de caries, pérdida de dientes antemortem, abscesos y enfermedad periodontal. Asimismo, sólo de forma macroscópica, se relevó la prevalencia de cálculo dental y el grado de desgaste de la corona. Se observaron bajas prevalencias de caries, abscesos y pérdidas de piezas antemortem, altos grados de desgaste y moderadas frecuencias de cálculo dental. Se compararon estos resultados con aquellos obtenidos para otros grupos cazadores-recolectores. Los datos obtenidos en el lago Salitroso coinciden con lo observado para grupos con dietas altamente abrasivas y de bajo contenido de alimentos cariogénicos. Metodológicamente, la inclusión de técnicas radioscópicas permitió refinar el diagnóstico de abscesos, aunque mostró una baja sensibilidad para la detección de caries.

  12. Lagos, Nigeria

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    Glenna Gordon

    2015-01-01

    ...) because he likes hanging out with people -- whether it's taking them to Makoko, a slum on Lagos' waterfront that, he said, journalists always want to see, or escorting them to the sets of Nollywood...

  13. Estudio microscópico y radioscópico de indicadores de salud bucal en una muestra de restos óseos de cazadores-recoletores tardíos del Lago Salitroso (noroeste de Santa Cruz

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    García Guraieb, Solana

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En un trabajo reciente se realizó un estudio de salud bucal en una muestra de restos humanos perteneciente a cazadores recolectores tardíos (entre ca. 1200-350 años AP provenientes de chenques en la cuenca del lago Salitroso (Noroeste de Santa Cruz. Mediante la inspección visual se estudiaron 21 individuos de distinto sexo y edad, observándose bajas prevalencias de caries, abscesos, pérdida de dientes antemortem y altos grados de desgaste dental. Estos resultados coinciden con lo observado en otras muestras de cazadores-recolectores con dietas con una baja proporción relativa de alimentos vegetales ricos en azúcares y almidones. Teniendo en cuenta este antecedente, el objetivo del presente trabajo es ampliar los estudios de salud bucal mediante la incorporación de nuevos casos, nuevas variables (v.g. enfermedades periodontales y la diversificación de las técnicas de análisis utilizadas, principalmente a través del empleo de la radioscopía como técnica complementaria a la inspección visual. Este estudio permitirá, por un lado, estimar la concordancia entre las observaciones obtenidas a través de ambas técnicas de análisis y, por el otro, evaluar la persistencia de las tendencias observadas anteriormente en el comportamiento de estos indicadores

  14. Estratigrafia y paleoambientes de la Formación Lumbrera, Grupo Salta, noroeste argentino

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    C. E. del Papa

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available La Formación Lumbrera es la unidad superior del Subgrupo Santa Bárbara, Grupo Salta (Cretácico-Paleógeno del noroeste argentino. Sobre la base de las asociaciones de facies y principales características sedimentarias se reconocen dos secciones estratigráficas, una inferior y otra superior denominadas informalmente Lumbrera inferior y Lumbrera superior. La primera está formada por sistemas fluviales permanentes areno-conglomerádicos y arenosos y un sistema lacustre perenne de agua dulce (Faja Verde. La sección superior está caracterizada por el dominio de sedimentación pelítica y en menor proporción areno-conglomerádica depositados en sistemas fluviales efímeros y lacustres. Los cambios paleoambientales, desde sistemas de ríos y lagos perennes a sistema de ríos efímeros, junto al registro fósil reconocido, indican un brusco cambio climático entre las dos secciones desde condiciones templado - húmedas en la base, a templado/cálido y secas en la parte superior. El conjunto de características sedimentológicas y estratigráficas permite interpretar que esta unidad se acumuló en dos ciclos sedimentarios separados por una superficie de discontinuidad sedimentaria. Se interpreta que estas diferencias no responden exclusivamente a cambios climáticos como el reconocido sino que reflejan variaciones en la configuración de la cuenca, como cambios en la tasa de subsidencia y ubicación de los depocentros que indican el inicio de la cuenca de antepaís.

  15. ESTRATEGIAS PARA EL ESTUDIO DE SITIOS DEL PERIODO COLONIAL EN EL NORDESTE ARGENTINO: FUERTE SANCTI SPIRITUS (1527-1529 Y SANTA FE LA VIEJA (1573-1660 / Strategies for the study of the colonial period sites in northeastern Argentina: Sancti Spiritus Fort

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    Gabriel Cocco

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-AR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 coloniales de la región del Nordeste Argentino. Se toman dos casos de estudio, el fuerte Sancti Spiritus (1527-1529 y Santa Fe la Vieja (1573-1660; ubicados temporalmente en el inicio de la colonización española en Sudamérica y espacialmente sobre la llanura aluvial del Paraná. Los sitios representan dos etapas del colonialismo español y se vinculan a través de su historia, de la materialidad de sus construcciones y de los artefactos, de la[1] procedencia de quienes los ocuparon, del contexto cultural y natural donde fueron emplazados. Se hace una síntesis de la trayectoria seguida en la investigación de ambos asentamientos y se las compara con el fin de realizar algunas consideraciones acerca de las estrategias para el estudio de sitios históricos en esta región.   Palabras clave: asentamientos españoles del siglo XVI; cuenca del Paraná; trayectorias de investigación; métodos de excavación.   Abstract This paper deals with the strategies of archaeological research carried out in colonial sites in the region of the Northeastern Argentina. We considered two cases of study, the Sancti Spiritus Fort (1527-1529 and Santa Fe La Vieja (1573-1660; both enclaves are located temporarily in the beginning of the Spanish colonization in South America and spatially on the alluvial plain of the Paraná River. These sites represent two stages of Spanish colonialism and they are linked through its history, the materiality of their constructions, archaeological artifacts, and the origin of those who occupied these settlements; even we consider their cultural and natural contexts. This work is an overview of the trajectory followed in the study of both settlements and we compare them in order to take into account some considerations about the analytical and methodological strategies for the study of historical sites in this region.   Keywords: Spanish settlement of 16

  16. Reflexiones acerca de la memoria y los usos del pasado a partir del análisis de un caso en el Noroeste argentino: Departamento de Santa María (provincia de Catamarca

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    Lorena B. Rodríguez

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available La memoria social no es un mero reflejo de los hechos del pasado, sino una compleja construcción en la que tanto recuerdos individuales como colectivos, experiencias pasadas y situaciones presentes se intrincan inexorablemente. La memoria, entendida en esos términos, se constituye en un campo ideal para preguntar acerca de los diferentes sentidos que se le asignan al pasado desde o para el presente y analizar, por ende, las tensiones y disputas que tales asignaciones conllevan. En esta línea de trabajo, el objetivo del artículo es abordar el complejo proceso de atribuciones de sentido acerca del pasado que diferentes sectores y actores de la población del Dto. de Santa María (Pcia. de Catamarca realizan en la actualidad y, a la vez, reflexionar sobre algunas cuestiones teóricas que se desprenden del caso expuesto, en particular en torno a la idea del pasado como un recurso ilimitado pasible de ser usado por cualquier persona en cualquier momento.The social memory is not a mere reflection of the past events but a complex construction in which individual and colective memories, past experiences and current situations are inexorably mixed up. Memory, in that sense, became an ideal field to ask about the different meanings assigned to the past, from or for the present; thus allowing us to analize the tensions and disputes generated in this attributions. The aim of this paper is to approach the complex process by which different sectors and actors of Santa María district (Catamarca's province assign meanings to the past and, at the same time, to think about some theoretical subjects extracted of this case, particularly around the idea of the past as an unscared resource capable of being used by anyone at any moment.

  17. Estratigrafía y sedimentología de las unidades del Cretácico superior-Paleógeno aflorantes en la margen sureste del lago Viedma, provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina Stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Late Cretaceous-Paleogene units cropping out at the south-eastern margin of Lake Viedma, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

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    SA Marenssi; S. Casadío; SN Santillana

    2003-01-01

    En el sureste del lago Viedma afloran sedimentitas del Cretácico superior y Paleógeno de la cuenca Austral. En el perfil de Barrancas Blancas se describen 28 m de areniscas y fangolitas amarillentas correspondientes al Miembro La Asunción de la Formación Anita que son cubiertas en forma concordante y transicional por 390 m de areniscas y pelitas grisáceas de la Formación Cerro Fortaleza. Las primeras representan la progradación de ambientes de plataforma marina dominada por el oleaje mientras...

  18. El Lago de Tota

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    Borrero H. José I.

    1963-06-01

    Full Text Available Puesto que el lago de Tola constituye hoy en día la única fuente de abastecimiento de agua para nuestra máxima industria nacional, como es Acerías de Paz del Río, porque esta industria depende en un ciento por ciento del lago de Tota para su desarrollo actual y ensanches futuros, según concepto de sus directivas además por ser este un lugar de incomparable belleza al cual debe dársele la importancia que merece, se ha resuelto escribir estas líneas, en las cuales el lector encontrará esbozados en la forma más sucinta posible una serie de hechos que a no dudar todos hemos observado al visitar el lago. No se pretende que este pequeño escrito abarque todo el problema que es de por sí muy vasto y que posiblemente ha sido tratado ya antes con mayor propiedad, pero sí se espera que produzca en cada uno de los lectores una reacción que sea lo suficientemente grande para que logre convertirlos en admiradores de Tota por consiguiente en sus perennes defensores. No tratamos tampoco de inculpar a nadie y menos a ninguna de las entidades nacionales responsables de la conservación de nuestros recursos naturales, sino simplemente de alertar a todos los directivos de esas entidades para que de común acuerdo logremos salvar el Lago de Tota.

  19. Las historias del Teatro Argentino

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    Osvaldo Pellettieri

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available La crítica y la investigación teatrallatinoamericana ha sido severamente cuestionada. Por supuesto, la crítica y la investigación teatral argentina no escapan a ese cuestionamiento. En este trabajo trataremos tres etapas de nuestra historiografía teatral, centrándonos especialmente en los trabajos de Mariano G. Bosch (1865-1948, publicados entre 1904 y 1929 y que abarcan las tres primeras décadas dei siglo; los de Ernesto Morales (1890-1959, Raúl H. Castagnino (1914-1998, Arturo Berenguer Carisomo (1905-1992 y Luis Ordaz (1912, publicados en la década dei cuarenta, y finalmente a la realización de una Historia dei Teatro Argentino que, bajo nuestra dirección, se está \\levando a cabo en el GETEA, Área de Investigación Teatral dei Instituto de Historia dei Arte Argentino y Latinoamericano de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. En todos los casos, tratamos de esclarecer los presupuestos metodológicos de los que parten los investigadores y senalar sus logros y los reparos que a nuestro juicio merecen, pero sin dejar de reconocer la importancia que tuvieron, y aún tienen, tanto para el conocimiento de nuestro teatro como por el aporte que significan actualmente para los estudios sobre esta materia.

  20. LA ACTIVIDAD TURÍSTICA EN LA PROVINCIA DE SANTA CRUZ Y SU IMPRONTA EN EL ESPACIO. EL CASO DE EL CALAFATE Y EL CHALTÉN

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    Mónica Viviana Norambuena

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo aborda las transformaciones espaciales sufridas en los asentamientos humanos del área cordillerana de la provincia de Santa Cruz producto de la actividad turística particularmente en los del departamento Lago Argentino. El Chaltén y El Calafate son los asentamientos que desarrollan el turismo como base de su economía. El incremento de la actividad se debe a los cambios en el sistema productivo provincial en las últimas décadas, netamente ganadero en El Calafate a principios y mediados del siglo XX. Asimismo, las razones geopolíticas que dieron origen a El Chaltén, hoy han pasado a ser parte de su historia, ya que el turismo es la principal actividad que desarrolla el asentamiento. Esta actividad en la provincia se ha incrementado a partir de la década del 1990 impulsada por los Estados nacional, provincial y municipal que llevan adelante políticas de promoción en el sector. Por otra parte, en estos asentamientos, el auge turístico trae aparejado consecuencias sociales y ambientales dado el crecimiento acelerado de los mismos en cuanto a la población que se radica, la falta de infraestructura básica y equipamiento son los principales sin dejar de mencionar la especulación inmobiliaria. El objetivo del presente trabajo es analizar las transformaciones espaciales en los asentamientos del oeste de la provincia de Santa Cruz particularmente los del departamento Lago Argentino a partir del incremento de la actividad turística en el área en las últimas décadas. Teóricamente, se recurrió a Roberto C. Boullón en Planificación del espacio turístico, a diferentes apuntes de Eduardo Salinas Chávez, y a Leslie Scovenna en el Gran Libro de Santa Cruz entre otras. Se utilizaron diversas páginas en Internet información proporcionada por la Subsecretaria de Turismo de la Provincia de Santa Cruz. Para el análisis de las transformaciones se realizo una caracterización del emplazamiento de los asentamientos en cuesti

  1. THE LAGOS STATE OF NIGERIA

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    While raising some methodological questions on residential context of health in Ge- neva, Malquarti et al .... were obtained from the records of events in the Register of the Lagos Mainland, Epe and Badagry ... Possession of electronic gadgets.

  2. El costumbrismo en el teatro argentino

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    Esta tesis busca profundizar el conocimiento de un área del teatro argentino, el teatro nativista, que ha sido hasta ahora poco conocido y valorizado, a pesar de que éste ha permanecido vigente a lo largo de un extenso período en el teatro argentino. Su presencia, productividad y evolución constituyeron un aspecto fundamental de nuestro teatro desde su surgimiento en 1896 hasta la década del cincuenta y, aunque posteriormente se convirtió en ...

  3. Estratigrafía y sedimentología de las unidades del Cretácico superior-Paleógeno aflorantes en la margen sureste del lago Viedma, provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina Stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Late Cretaceous-Paleogene units cropping out at the south-eastern margin of Lake Viedma, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

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    SA Marenssi

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available En el sureste del lago Viedma afloran sedimentitas del Cretácico superior y Paleógeno de la cuenca Austral. En el perfil de Barrancas Blancas se describen 28 m de areniscas y fangolitas amarillentas correspondientes al Miembro La Asunción de la Formación Anita que son cubiertas en forma concordante y transicional por 390 m de areniscas y pelitas grisáceas de la Formación Cerro Fortaleza. Las primeras representan la progradación de ambientes de plataforma marina dominada por el oleaje mientras que las segundas atestiguan la sedimentación en ambientes transicionales, fluviales y fluviales con acción mareal. La evolución general de los paleoambientes sedimentarios y secuencias depositacionales, la procedencia de las areniscas y direcciones de paleocorrientes indican que estas rocas fueron depositadas durante la etapa de cuenca de retroarco (sag. En el cerro Pirámides se hallan presentes sedimentitas terciarias que se disponen en contacto tectónico sobre las rocas de la Formación Cerro Fortaleza. El escaso espesor preservado de las areniscas verdes de la Formación Man Aike (Late Cretaceous and Paleogene sedimentary rocks of the Austral Basin crop out on the south-eastern margin of Lake Viedma. In the Barrancas Blancas section, 28 m of yellowish sandstone and mudstone of the La Asunción Member of the Anita Formation are transitionally covered by 390 m of greyish sandstone and mudstone of the Cerro Fortaleza Formation. The former represent a prograding barred nearshore system, whereas the latter correspond to paralic, fluvial and fluvial-tidal sedimentation. The evolution of the depositional sequences, sedimentary palaeoenvironments, sandstone provenance and palaeocurrents indicate that the sediments were deposited during the back-arc (sag stage of the basin. At Cerro Piramides, Tertiary sedimentary rocks rest with fault contact on top of the Cerro Fortaleza Formation. The limited thickness (<1m preserved of greenish sandstone of the

  4. La Lago Ora Bovo(Popolrakonto de Hangzhou)

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    Anta tre tre longe,la Okcidenta Lago es-tis nomata la lago Ora Bovo.En la lago vivis ora bovo.Se senpluva vet-ero longe daris kaj la lago sekiis,do la orabovo aperis kaj elvomis akvon bupleno-post-buplene is la lago denove pleniis.

  5. O Turismo praticado pela Pousada Ecológica Aldeia Dos Lagos junto às Comunidades de São João, Santa Luzia do Sanabani e São Sebastião do Itapani no município de Silves - Amazonas

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    Vanúbia A. Laulate Moncayo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Economic growth and preservation of natural resources have become a duty for the construction of a sustainable society. Several seguiments appear and try to join these opposite sides. Tourism is one of them. Since the 90s it has been regarded one of the most practible alternatives for the implementation of the sustainable development. The accomplishment of this study aims to verify whether the Aldeia dos Lagos lodge practices or not the sustainable tourism inside the communities involved in the project. The data of this study were obtained from September to December/2002 and are presented in this job. As to the methodological procedures, questionnaires were applied in three of the five communities in order to know about the residents’ perception in relation to the job developed by the lodge Aldeia dos Lagos. The results, however, have proved that the tourist activities practiced by Aldeia dos Lagos Lodge cannot be regarded a sustainable practice. Though, its activities differ from the ones practiced by most of the lodges in the State in that Aldeia dos Lagos offers its visitors a differentiated tourism. Therefore, tourism has been discussed throughout the Brazilian Territory. In the state of the Amazon, sustainable tourism seems to be far from being implemented although there are tourist activities based on the principles of sustainability

  6. O Turismo praticado pela Pousada Ecológica Aldeia Dos Lagos junto às Comunidades de São João, Santa Luzia do Sanabani e São Sebastião do Itapani no município de Silves – Amazonas

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    Araújo Laulate Moncayo, Vanúbia

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Economic growth and preservation of natural resources have become a duty for the construction of a sustainable society. Several seguiments appear and try to join these opposite sides. Tourism is one of them. Since the 90s it has been regarded one of the most practible alternatives for the implementation of the sustainable development. The accomplishment of this study aims to verify whether the Aldeia dos Lagos lodge practices or not the sustainable tourism inside the communities involved in the project. The data of this study were obtained from September to December/2002 and are presented in this job. As to the methodological procedures, questionnaires were applied in three of the five communities in order to know about the residents’ perception in relation to the job developed by the lodge Aldeia dos Lagos. The results, however, have proved that the tourist activities practiced by Aldeia dos Lagos Lodge cannot be regarded a sustainable practice. Though, its activities differ from the ones practiced by most of the lodges in the State in that Aldeia dos Lagos offers its visitors a differentiated tourism. Therefore, tourism has been discussed throughout the Brazilian Territory. In the state of the Amazon, sustainable tourism seems to be far from being implemented although there are tourist activities based on the principles of sustainability

  7. Santa Muerte

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    The origins of Santa Muerte - a religion/cult that has been denounced as satanic by the Mexican Catholic Church - can be dated back hundreds of years. It was developed through a syncretism between indigenous Mesoamerican and Spanish Catholic beliefs and practices. Only in the last decade however has it become more predominant in Mexican society, where many commentators have noted its rise with the killing and violence associated with the war between rival drug cartels and the Mexican Governme...

  8. Experiencias e interpretaciones en performances rituales (Iruya y El Cajón, noroeste argentino

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    Karen Avenburg

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se propone reflexionar acerca del modo en que dos performances rituales del noroeste argentino recrean en sus puestas en escena diferentes experiencias. Desde un enfoque etnográfico apoyado en los respectivos trabajos de campo de las autoras, se analizan comparativamente la Fiesta Patronal de la Virgen del Rosario de Iruya (Salta y la Semana Santa de El Cajón (Catamarca. En particular, se discuten algunas de las razones por la cuales en un contexto ritual la puesta en escena implica la recreación de su historia sociocultural y política, mientras que en el otro el eje central transcurre reactualizando eventos cosmológicos. El marco teórico utilizado se basa en el concepto de performance y su relación con la experiencia, siguiendo los aportes realizados por Edward Bruner y Victor Turner.

  9. La historia social y el medievalismo argentino

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    Carlos Astarita

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    Full Text Available La historia del medievalismo argentino puede dividirse en etapas : entre 1920 y 1940, surge el estudio “científico” de la Edad Media. Clemente Ricci, emigrado italiano, antiguo discípulo de Cesare Cantú en Milán, introduce el método filológico crítico para el análisis de textos. En la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires tiene a su cargo la cátedra de Historia Antigua y Medieval ; desde comienzos de la década del cuarenta se afirma, en ese centro, el positivismo...

  10. Biomedical Science Technologists in Lagos Universities: Meeting ...

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    ... Technologists in Lagos Universities: Meeting Modern Standards in Biomedical Research. ... science terms; 6) their use of the Internet for professional information. ... SOTA biomedical science needs adequate financial investment for the ...

  11. high and low water prediction at lagos harbour, nigeria

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    for tidal analyses and predictions for coastal waters of the United ... lagoons, with Lagos and Lekki lagoons being the major lagoons ... Salinity varies within the Lagos lagoon. ..... [10] Godin, Gabriel, Tides, CICESE, Ensenda, Mexico,. 1988.

  12. Reproductive Parameters of the Dogo Argentino Bitch

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    Marina Caffaratti

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    Full Text Available The Dogo Argentino (DA is the first and only breed from Argentina recognized worldwide. Although its morphologic features have been well established, its normal reproductive parameters are not clearly known. The aim of this study was to determine the main DA bitch reproductive parameters. One hundred and forty-nine surveys were obtained from breeders from Córdoba province, Argentina: one for each intact DA bitch from 1 to 14 years old. The DA bitch reached puberty at an average of 8.93 months. The mean duration of vulval bleeding found in this study was 11.11 days. The clinical signs characteristic for proestrous-estrous were vulval edema (89.93%, bleeding during the time of mating (32.21%, holding the tail to the side (95.30%, and docility during mating (85.91%. DA bitches had a whelping rate of 84%. Out of 299 pregnancies, 89.30% exhibited a normal parturition, 6.69% presented dystocia, 2.68% needed Cesarean section, and 1.34% aborted. In conclusion, the reproductive parameters of the DA bitch are similar to those identified for other large breeds. DA often showed a prolonged vulval bleeding longer than proestrus. Its high whelping rate, its low incidence of dystocia, and its good maternal ability define the DA as a good reproductive breed with normal reproductive functions.

  13. Estratigrafia y paleoambientes de la Formación Lumbrera, Grupo Salta, noroeste argentino Stratigraphy and paleoenvironments of the Lumbrera Formation, Salta Group, northwestern Argentina

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    C. E. del Papa

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    Full Text Available La Formación Lumbrera es la unidad superior del Subgrupo Santa Bárbara, Grupo Salta (Cretácico-Paleógeno del noroeste argentino. Sobre la base de las asociaciones de facies y principales características sedimentarias se reconocen dos secciones estratigráficas, una inferior y otra superior denominadas informalmente Lumbrera inferior y Lumbrera superior. La primera está formada por sistemas fluviales permanentes areno-conglomerádicos y arenosos y un sistema lacustre perenne de agua dulce (Faja Verde. La sección superior está caracterizada por el dominio de sedimentación pelítica y en menor proporción areno-conglomerádica depositados en sistemas fluviales efímeros y lacustres. Los cambios paleoambientales, desde sistemas de ríos y lagos perennes a sistema de ríos efímeros, junto al registro fósil reconocido, indican un brusco cambio climático entre las dos secciones desde condiciones templado - húmedas en la base, a templado/cálido y secas en la parte superior. El conjunto de características sedimentológicas y estratigráficas permite interpretar que esta unidad se acumuló en dos ciclos sedimentarios separados por una superficie de discontinuidad sedimentaria. Se interpreta que estas diferencias no responden exclusivamente a cambios climáticos como el reconocido sino que reflejan variaciones en la configuración de la cuenca, como cambios en la tasa de subsidencia y ubicación de los depocentros que indican el inicio de la cuenca de antepaís.In northwestern Argentina, the Lumbrera Formation represents the uppermost unit of the Salta Group (Cretaceous - Paleogene. Two sections are recognized in this unit based on the facies associations, recognized from bottom to top as Lumbrera Inferior and Lumbrera Superior. The basal section consists of gravel-sand and sandy permanent fluvial systems and a perennial fresh-water lake (Faja Verde. The upper section is characterized by clastic fine-grained sedimentation and locally, by

  14. El extremo austral sudamericano. Ocupación y relaciones de los territorios argentinos y chilenos, 1880-1920

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    Elsa Mabel Barbería

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    Full Text Available Este artículo se centra en el estudio del poblamiento de los territorios argentinos fronterizos con Chile, en particular, el de Santa Cruz y Tierra del Fuego. Dentro del marco de la expansión capitalista, se describen las diversas etapas por las que este proceso demográfico pasó hasta el poblamiento definitivo de la zona en el siglo XIX. Asimismo, se analizan las actividades económicas que estimularon el desarrollo de la región, en especial la producción ovina, y el rol que los grandes empresarios desempeñaron en su conformación y funcionamiento. Para finalizar, se exponen los factores tanto nacionales e internacionales que dieron como resultado la desintegración de la zona

  15. Urban-Rural Temperature Differences in Lagos

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    Vincent N. Ojeh

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    Full Text Available In this study, the hourly air temperature differences between City hall (urban and Okoafo (rural in Lagos, Nigeria, were calculated using one year of meteorological observations, from June 2014 to May 2015. The two sites considered for this work were carefully selected to represent their climate zones. The city core, City hall, is within the Local Climate Zone (LCZ 2 (Compact midrise while the rural location, Okoafo, falls within LCZ B (Scattered Trees in the south-western part on the outskirt of the city. This study is one of very few to investigate urban temperature conditions in Lagos, the largest city in Africa and one of the most rapidly urbanizing megacities in the world; findings show that maximum nocturnal UHI magnitudes in Lagos can exceed 7 °C during the dry season, and during the rainy season, wet soils in the rural environment supersede regional wind speed as the dominant control over UHI magnitude.

  16. El Autoconcepto en Niños Mexicanos y Argentinos

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    Full Text Available Se trabajó con una muestra de 67 participantes mexicanos y 108 argentinos de ambos sexos, de 11 a 13 años de edad, parahacer una comparación de su estructura mental de autoconcepto. A través de análisis factoriales de componentes principalescon rotación Varimax, se encontraron tanto similitudes como diferencias en la estructura y contenido del autoconcepto deambas muestras, como efecto de la cultura. En ambas muestras se encontró una tendencia a comportarse con base en lanormatividad social, la afiliación y la expresión de los afectos. Las diferencias muestran que los argentinos se orientan deforma más natural hacia el desarrollo intelectual, en comparación con los mexicanos que requieren de mayor orden yseveridad para ello. Asimismo, se observó que los adjetivos de rebeldía, autoafirmación que se agruparon en ambasmuestras, fueron más abundantes entre los participantes argentinos que en los mexicanos. Este dato permite observar unamayor tendencia de los niños argentinos hacia la asertividad

  17. Children with Diarrhoea in Lagos, Nigeria

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    the aetiology of diarrhoea] illness in Nigerian children. [Afr. J. Health Sci. 2002; 9: ... diarrhoeal disease in young children in Lagos,. Nigeria we .... day and a higher rate of admission (Table 2). Using a logistic .... Schoub BD. Genome variants ...

  18. Santa and the Moon

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    2012-01-01

    This article reflects on the use of illustrations of the Moon in images of Santa Claus, on Christmas gift-wrapping paper and in children's books, in two countries which have been important in shaping the image of Santa Claus and his predecessor Sinterklaas: the USA and the Netherlands. The appearanc

  19. Santa and the Moon

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    Barthel, P.

    This article reflects on the use of illustrations of the Moon in images of Santa Claus, on Christmas gift-wrapping paper and in children's books, in two countries which have been important in shaping the image of Santa Claus and his predecessor Sinterklaas: the USA and the Netherlands. The

  20. Avifauna (Passeriformes of Santa Cruz province, Patagonia (Argentina: annotated list of species Avifauna (Passeriformes de la provincia de Santa Cruz, Patagonia (Argentina: lista comentada de especies

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    Carlos Aquiles Darrieu

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The birds (Passeriformes of Santa Cruz province, Argentina, are analyzed based on three main sources: specimens housed in the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales of Buenos Aires (MACN, in the Félix de Azara Collection, Buenos Aires (CFA, in the Museo de La Plata, La Plata (MLP, in the Fundación Miguel Lillo, Tucumán (FML and in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington (USNM. The data were obtained from bibliographical citations which include precise localities and from field observations. A list of 75 species belonging to 13 families is included. First records with precise localities are provided for five species. New localities are cited for 64 species.En el presente trabajo se aporta una lista comentada de todas las especies de aves Passeriformes registradas en la provincia de Santa Cruz. Los ejemplares de colección pertenecen al Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales y a la Colección Félix de Azara, ambos de Buenos Aires, al Museo de La Plata, a la Fundación Miguel Lillo de Tucumán y al National Museum of Natural History, Washington. Los datos fueron obtenidos de la literatura, del análisis de especimenes de museos y de observaciones de campo. Esto nos permitió incluir un total de 75 especies pertenecientes a 13 familias. Cinco de ellas no presentaban registros concretos para la provincia, aportándose nuevas localidades para otras 64.

  1. Estratigrafía del Valle de Luracatao (Valle Calchaquí, Noroeste Argentino: nueva propuesta

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    Patricio Augusto Payrola Bosio

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Durante el Cretácico Inferior-Eoceno se desarrolló la cuenca de rift del Grupo Salta en el noroeste argentino, con un relleno constituido por depósitos sinrift del Subgrupo Pirgua y postrift de los Subgrupos Balbuena y Santa Bárbara. Posteriormente y sobreimpuesta a la primera, se generó una extensa cuenca de antepaís. En el valle Calchaquí, el Grupo Payogastilla representa el relleno sinorogénico andino (cuenca de antepaís y guarda el registro de los episodios de deformación y de inversión tectónica cenozoica en esta parte de la Cordillera Oriental. El valle de Luracatao (ramificación occidental del valle Calchaquí presenta una sucesión sedimentaria designada originalmente como Formación Luracatao y atribuida tentativamente al Oligoceno. A partir de trabajos de relevamiento a escala regional, perfiles estratigráficos y mapeo estructural de detalle se redefinió la columna estratigráfica del valle de Luracatao. En base a las características de las facies sedimentarias y asociaciones de facies y la identificación de discontinuidades estratigráficas se reconocieron las siguientes unidades litoestratigráficas: Formación Mealla, Formación Maíz Gordo y Formación Lumbrera (Subgrupo Santa Bárbara-Grupo Salta; y una sucesión sedimentaria rojiza asignada a la Formación Quebrada de los Colorados (Grupo Payogastilla. Se identificó una discordancia entre el Subgrupo Santa Bárbara y la Formación Quebrada de los Colorados, lo que integrado a la información paleontológica, permite interpretar esta discordancia como el registro de las primeras fases de deformación andina. En base a la redefinición de la columna estratigráfica del valle de Luracatao, en este trabajo se propone el abandono de la Formación Luracatao y su reemplazo por las respectivas unidades identificadas.

  2. Sujetos del fideicomiso testamentario (en el derecho argentino y uruguayo

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    Francisco Ferrer

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El autor analiza comparativamente el régimen jurídico del fideicomiso y los sujetos intervinientes, formalizados en un testamento, en el derecho argentino y el derecho uruguayo. Describe sus características, derechos y obligaciones, así como los principios generales de los respectivos códigos civiles y determina especialmente las consecuencias de las normas del derecho de herencia conforme a las leyes que rigen en ambos ordenamientos jurídicos

  3. Fronteras en la construcción del territorio argentino

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    Alejandro Benedetti

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    Full Text Available El presente ensayo reflexiona sobre las múltiples funciones que tuvieron las fronteras en la construcción del territorio argentino. En este se identifican diferentes momentos en el devenir histórico de la Argentina que llevaron a eliminar, mover, establecer o resignificar fronteras. Se pretende identificar, localizar y caracterizar tres arquetipos de fronteras y, en forma ulterior, analizar los elementos clave para una conceptualización.

  4. Fronteras en la construcción del territorio argentino

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    Alejandro Benedetti

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente ensayo reflexiona sobre las múltiples funciones que tuvieron las fronteras en la construcción del territorio argentino. En este se identifican diferentes momentos en el devenir histórico de la Argentina que llevaron a eliminar, mover, establecer o resignificar fronteras. Se pretende identificar, localizar y caracterizar tres arquetipos de fronteras y, en forma ulterior, analizar los elementos clave para una conceptualización.

  5. Sujetos del fideicomiso testamentario (en el derecho argentino y uruguayo

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    Francisco Ferrer

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El autor analiza comparativamente el régimen jurídico del fideicomiso y los sujetos intervinientes, formalizados en un testamento, en el derecho argentino y el derecho uruguayo. Describe sus características, derechos y obligaciones, así como los principios generales de los respectivos códigos civiles y determina especialmente las consecuencias de las normas del derecho de herencia conforme a las leyes que rigen en ambos ordenamientos jurídicos

  6. Sujetos del fideicomiso testamentario (en el derecho argentino y uruguayo)

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    El autor analiza comparativamente el régimen jurídico del fideicomiso y los sujetos intervinientes, formalizados en un testamento, en el derecho argentino y el derecho uruguayo. Describe sus características, derechos y obligaciones, así como los principios generales de los respectivos códigos civiles y determina especialmente las consecuencias de las normas del derecho de herencia conforme a las leyes que rigen en ambos ordenamientos jurídicos

  7. LE SESSE DEL LAGO DI VICO

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    Full Text Available Nel presente lavoro si determinano con i metodi di Defant e diHidaka i periodi delle sesse nni-bi e tri-nodale del lago di Vico, lerelative distanze dei nodi e le curve rappresentanti l'andamento delleampiezze di oscillazione con i metodi detti. Con il metodo indicatoda Neumann si determina di nuovo il periodo della sessa uni-nodale.

  8. Ecological assessment of a coastal shallow lagoon in Lagos, Nigeria

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    ... of a coastal shallow lagoon in Lagos, Nigeria: A bio-indicator approach. ... at using benthic macro-invertebrates to assess the water quality of this part of the Lagoon. ... and regulatory framework for sustainable management of Lagos Lagoon ...

  9. Prevalence and Trends in Breast Cancer in Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Adetifa Felicia A. - Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos,. Akoka, Lagos ... consisting of women between the ages of 15 and 60 years spread across the ... seen, however, that breast cancer deaths rates higher than other types of .... inability to diagnose and treat a disease which leads to disability and death.

  10. Distribución de Lutzomyia longipalpis en el Chaco Argentino, 2010

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    Oscar D. Salomón

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El riesgo de leishmaniasis visceral (LV urbana epidémica se registró por primera vez en la Argentina en el año 2004, por presencia del vector Lutzomyia longipalpis en la provincia de Formosa, la provincia de Misiones registra casos de LV humana, LV canina y vector en el año 2006, y la provincia de Corrientes en el verano 2008-2009. En la provincia de Santiago del Estero los casos de LV humana y LV canina en el año 2008 estuvieron asociados posiblemente a vectores secundarios. Por ello, para conocer la distribución del riesgo en la región del Chaco, entre enero y abril del 2010 se realizó la búsqueda sistemática del vector de LV en 30 localidades de las provincias de Formosa, Chaco y en la ciudad de Reconquista, Santa Fe (224 trampas/noche. Se comprobó la presencia de Lu. longipalpis, por primera vez, en las localidades de Resistencia y Puerto Antequera (Chaco. En Clorinda y Puerto Pilcomayo (Formosa se obtuvieron las trampas con más ejemplares, 158 y 241 Lu. longipalpis trampa/sitio/noche respectivamente. Los resultados muestran que el vector de la LV urbana epidémica continúa dispersándose en el territorio argentino, habiendo ingresado a la provincia de Chaco. La notificación de casos esporádicos en la región chaqueña, transmitidos por vectores secundarios, como Lu. migonei, podría aumentar también debido a la vigilancia intensificada, y a la dispersión del parásito asociada al tránsito de perros infectados, sintomáticos o asintomáticos.

  11. Ilha de Santa Catarina

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Filosofia E Ciências Humanas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Sociologia Política Este trabalho tem como foco de análise o processo de modernização na Praia dos Ingleses, um bairro atual situado no extremo norte da Ilha de Santa Catarina. Como referencial teórico da modernidade, utilizamos pensadores contemporâneos como Berman, Giddens e Habermas; para estes autores a modernização é compreendida como um fenômeno comple...

  12. El nuevo modelo de matrimonio civil en el derecho argentino

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    Adriana N. Krasnow

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La nueva visión del derecho de familia a la luz de una progresiva apertura de la autonomía privada en las relaciones familia de nuestro tiempo señala el contraste de la institución matrimonial actual con los esquemas de la época del Código Civil. Este cambio de modelo matrimonial que responde a la dinámica social es motivo de análisis en este trabajo, donde se intenta brindar un panorama general que permita mostrar el impacto de la nueva ley 26.618 sobre matrimonio civil en el derecho argentino.

  13. El Autoconcepto en Niños Mexicanos y Argentinos

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    José Luis Valdez Medina; Jesús Antonio Mondragón; Gabriela Susana Morelato

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    Se trabajó con una muestra de 67 participantes mexicanos y 108 argentinos de ambos sexos, de 11 a 13 años de edad, parahacer una comparación de su estructura mental de autoconcepto. A través de análisis factoriales de componentes principalescon rotación Varimax, se encontraron tanto similitudes como diferencias en la estructura y contenido del autoconcepto deambas muestras, como efecto de la cultura. En ambas muestras se encontró una tendencia a comportarse con base en lanormatividad social,...

  14. Studies on zooplankton of Lago Paione Superiore

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    Full Text Available We report here the results of a three year study on the zooplankton of Lago Paione Superiore, an acid sensitive lake above the tree line in the Italian Alps. The research was carried out within MOLAR, an EC-founded Project on “Measuring and Modeling the dynamic response of remote mountain lakes ecosystems to environmental change”. This study comes after a series of investigations on the effects of acidification, in which we documented the changes occurred with decreasing water pHs, by comparing the recent situation with that in the literature of the 40s, and reconstructed the beginning of anthropogenic disturbance through an analysis of the past cladocera assemblages archived in the lake sediments. A characteristic pattern in seasonal periodicity is a transition from a community dominated by small zooplankton (August to a community where the large particle-feeder Daphnia longispina dominates. This is a typical pattern observed in fishless, copepod-cladocera lakes. Regardless from which food is able to exploit, Daphnia population of Lago Paione Superiore is composed by well-fed organisms, visually rich in lipids, able to produce more than one generation/ year of parthenogenetic females at density levels which are rather high in an oligotrophic high mountain lake.

  15. The Santa Ana Partnership

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    2004-01-01

    One of the priority interests of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is to connect the knowledge and resources of institutions with communities in order to improve the quality of life in community. Partnerships achieve uncommon results. In Santa Ana, California, an unusual partnership of public schools, community college, universities, community…

  16. Descripción e interpretación geológica de las islas de providencia y santa catalina

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    Pacheco Sintura, Paula Andrea; Amaya López, Carolina; Álvarez Gutiérrez, Yennifer; Barbosa Mejía, Laura Natalie; Builes Carvajal, Juan Sebastián; Henao Casas, Jose David; Montoya Cañola, Sandra Marcela; Ramírez Hoyos, León Fernando; Urrego Osorio, Sebastián; Zapata Montoya, Angélica María; Ordoñez Carmona, Oswaldo; Restrepo Álvarez, Jorge Julián

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    Las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina hacen parte del Departamento Archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina, localizado en la cuenca Los Cayos en el Mar Caribe, al Noroeste de Colombia. Geológicamente las islas se ubican en el Rise de Nicaragua Inferior entre la Fractura de Pedro y el Escarpe de Hess (Rogers et al, 2007). Estas islas están conformadas principalmente por rocas volcánicas de carácter alcalino y calco-alcalino de edad mioceno medio y plioceno respectivamente....

  17. MUSIC EDUCATION AND MUSICAL ACTIVITIES IN LAGOS: THEN ...

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    some personalities in the evolution of music in Lagos. Keywords: Music ..... could have take n music as a career could not. The music of .... disallowed these instruments had no choice but to accept these instruments back into the worship.

  18. Pattern of intraoccular pressure in Lagos | Onakoya | Nigerian ...

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    Objective: To study the pattern of normal intraocular pressure (IOP) in Lagos, ... ocular inflammation, retinal/choroidal detachment, family history of glaucoma, ... Statistical testing of significance was done using the student t-test, and level of ...

  19. Personnel Recruitment and Retention Strategies in Lagos State Civil ...

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    effective and efficient delivery of goods and services by organizations. Studies have ... about personnel recruitment strategies and performance in Lagos State Civil ... management of an organization adopts to stake out market position, attract.

  20. Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos, Akoka ...

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    Feb 13, 2015 ... Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management 8(2): 182 – 195, 2015. ... most critical issues that determined land accessibility among urban crop farmers in the Lagos ... of towns, urban centers or cities, which.

  1. Juvenile Delinquency and Justice in Lagos State, Nigeria: A ...

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    Juvenile Delinquency and Justice in Lagos State, Nigeria: A Sociological Appraisal. ... This paper discussed the emergence of the Child's Right act in Nigeria in ... of children and young persons who found themselves on the justice corridor.

  2. Cost of Care Among Patients With Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Lagos ...

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    Cost of Care Among Patients With Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Lagos, Nigeria. ... Open Access DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT Subscription or Fee Access ... and Cost- Effectiveness Analysis of Tuberculosis Control, converting at US$1=N120. Result

  3. Understanding green and sustainable construction in Lagos, Nigeria ...

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    Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management ... The research examined the concepts, principles and attributes in understanding sustainable and green construction as well as current practices and challenges in Lagos, Nigeria ...

  4. STRUCTURAL PATTERN OF MOBILE PHONE USAGE IN LAGOS ...

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    facilities. Telecommuting takes place in Lagos metropolis with the relatively recent ... relationship is the role and impact of telecommuting ... Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management EJESM Vol. 5 no.4 (Suppl.1) 2012.

  5. Primeros registros de endoparásitos en cinco especies de anfibios anuros del litoral argentino

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    Cabagna Zenklusen, Mariana C.

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se brindan los primeros registros de endoparásitos en cinco especies de anfibios anuros del litoral argentino, contribuyendo al conocimiento sobre la diversidad parasitaria relacionada a estos vertebrados.

  6. Primeros registros de endoparásitos en cinco especies de anfibios anuros del litoral argentino

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    Mariana C Cabagna Zenklusen; Lajmanovich, Rafael C.; Peltzer, Paola M.; Andrés M. Attademo; Fiorenza Biancucci, Gabriela S.; Bassó, Agustín

    2009-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se brindan los primeros registros de endoparásitos en cinco especies de anfibios anuros del litoral argentino, contribuyendo al conocimiento sobre la diversidad parasitaria relacionada a estos vertebrados.

  7. URBANIZATION, HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

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    FADAIRO Gabriel

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available There is a wide range of demand on Lagos as an urban centre and pragmatic approaches to complement the urbanization process and its attendant problems need urgent attention. The dynamism of Lagos as an urban centre cannot be stopped, but precautionary measures can be taken to nip the bud in the anticipated fallouts of this trend. The paper examines the urbanization, housing and the dearth of infrastructure in Lagos. Although the city of Lagos has over the years sprawled and has become a mega city, with the symptoms of urbanization being inadequately supplied. The paper further examines the provision of infrastructure in Lagos in the last decade. The government had commenced a total rebirth of the entire gamut of decay and social disintegration through the provisions of basic infrastructure. Projects executed by the state government with respect to urbanization, housing and infrastructure were examined. And recommendations on how to further meet future challenges in Lagos with regard to urbanization were proffered

  8. Asymptomatic bacteriuria among antenatal women in Lagos.

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    Olamijulo, Joseph Ayodeji; Adewale, Chris Olu; Olaleye, Olalekan

    2016-08-01

    This cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB), the commonest bacterial isolates and the antibiotic sensitivity pattern among 556 pregnant women in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Nigeria. Women with a bacterial count over 100,000 colony-forming units per millilitre of the same organisms in paired urine samples were considered to have ASB. The prevalence of ASB was 14.6%. Klebsiella was the commonest micro-organism (39.2%) isolated. ASB was significantly associated with marital status, body mass index and parity. There was a significant relationship between urinary nitrites and ASB. The isolated organisms showed remarkable resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics such as amoxicillin, cloxacillin and trimethoprim but good sensitivity to ofloxacin, gentamycin and ceftazidime. These facts have implications for the management of ASB in pregnancy.

  9. Santa and the moon

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    Barthel, Peter

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    Happy end-of-the-year evening and night events provide good opportunities to explain the phases of the moon. The need for such moon phase education is once again demonstrated, through an investigation of illustrations on Santa Claus and Christmas gift wrap and in children's books, in two countries which have been important in shaping the image of Santa Claus and his predecessor Sinterklaas: The Netherlands and the USA. The moon on Halloween illustrations is also considered. The lack of knowledge concerning the physical origin of the moon phases, or lack of interest in understanding, is found to be widespread in The Netherlands but is also clearly present in the USA, and is quite possibly global. Definitely incomplete, but surely representative lists compiling both scientifically correct and scientifically incorrect gift wrap and children's books are also presented.

  10. A Science Centre as a Geoturism promoter - the Lagos Ciência Viva examples (Portugal).

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    Azevedo Rodrigues, Luis; Leote, Catarina

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    Science outreach and engagement are crucial core objectives of the Lagos Ciência Viva Science Centre (CCVL). By engaging audiences in the real world a link is made between their science centre experience and the environment in which they live. Therefore, it has been an option of the CCVL to offer geological outdoor activities, both in the natural environment and urban context. Dinosaurs are an appealing science subject for both students and tourists. Thus, the CCVL has a long tradition in organizing and guiding field trips to two dinosaur track sites - Salema and Santa beaches (Vila do Bispo, southwest Algarve). These sites, both from the Lower Cretaceous reveal at least two types of tracks - theropod and iguanodontian footprints. Often in combination with the paleontology field trips, the CCVL also offers different geological field trips both for formal (school) and informal (tourism) education. This allows students and tourists to be introduced to dinosaur paleobiology and ichnology and to the structural geology and stratigraphy of the area. Our science outreach is being further developed by contractual agreement with a regional tour operator, in which the CCVL is responsible for the scientific content and guidance of the visits. Aiming at an urban context, the CCVL produced three Urban Geology and Paleontology Guide Books for three Algarve cities (Lagos, Faro and Tavira), which can be acquired in the three Ciência Viva Science Centres shops as well as in the tourist information offices serving this way as a basis for guided urban tours also offered by the CCVL. Based on our experience, we review and contextualise these geoscience activities and their potential for science outreach, communication and tourism. We discuss and propose a classification of different possibilities in geoscience communication and outreach based on three vertices: Science, Heritage and Geotourism. Some particularities of these visits, such as the merge between geosciences and other

  11. Las asociaciones de inmigrantes argentinos en España

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    Fernando Pedrosa

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    Full Text Available El objeto de este trabajo es profundizar en las organizaciones creadas por ciudadanos argentinos radicados en España, como una de las estrategias que caracterizan a este colectivo de migrantes. En primer término se caracterizará el fenómeno de las migraciones, particularmente la de los argentinos. También se buscará una mayor claridad en la definición conceptual de las AARE debido a la variedad y heterogeneidad que se observa en ellas. La segunda parte presentará los resultados de un trabajo empírico que será utilizado para sostener un acercamiento detallado sobre la existencia y las características del funcionamiento de estas organizaciones en territorio español.Palabras Clave: Migrantes, Acción colectiva, Argentina   ___________________________Abstract:The purpose of this study is to deepen the knowledge of the organizations created by Argentine citizens residing in Spain, as one of the strategies that characterizes this group of migrants. The organization of the article is as follows: First we characterize the phenomenon of migration, particularly that of the Argentines. In addition, we will seek greater conceptual clarity in the definition of AARE due to the variety and heterogeneity that is observed in them. The second part will present the results of an empirical study which will be used to support a detailed report on the existence and characteristics of the functioning of these organizations in Spanish territory.Keywords: Migrants, Collective action, Argentina 

  12. Prevalence of Low Back Pain Among Traffic Wardens in Lagos State ...

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    Department of Physiotherapy, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. 2. Correspondence: ... condition and a major cause of disability in society (Woolf and Pfleger, 2003). ..... poor physical fitness in women. The result of this ...

  13. Trayectorias de una recuperación en suspenso: ex Reserva Lago Viedma

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo retoma dos dispositivos (discursos, prácticas institucionales, normativas, presupuestos morales, etc. implicados en el proceso de invisibilización de los pueblos originarios en la provincia de Santa Cruz: el estelionato y el sistema de orfanatos. En un recorrido que atraviesa diversas generaciones analizaré los efectos de la colonización llevada a cabo por el estado, cuyo resultado ha sido la enajenación de territorios, niños, identidades y memorias. La actualización de eventos traumáticos (en particular las interrupciones violentas de los vínculos familiares, la amenaza de las redes de poder local en la vida cotidiana y el impacto de concepciones hegemónicas sustentadas en modelos de "pureza" (racial-cultural que omiten prácticas de circulación (enclavando a los indígenas en "reservas", extranjerizando a los mapuche y negando alianzas con los tehuelche explican, parcialmente, las razones por las cuales un proyecto de recuperación en la ex Reserva Lago Viedma ha quedado en suspenso.This work focuses on two dispositifs (in a Foucauldean sense: discourses, institutional practices, normatives, moral assumptions, etc. involved on the invisibilization process suffered by indigenous peoples in the province of Santa Cruz: the stellionate (a criminal figure and the orphanage system. Traveling throughout different generations, I will analyze the effects of the colonization carried out by the state resulting in land, children, identities and memories dispossession. The following issues partially explain the reasons why a project of recovery in the ex Lago Viedma Reserve has been put in abeyance: the actualization of traumatic events (particularly violent interruptions of family ties, the threat posed by local power networks in everyday life, and the impact of hegemonic conceptions based on racial and cultural models of "purity" that hide circulation practices and reduce indigenous peoples to "reserves" (or reservations, while

  14. Assessment of radiation protection practices among radiographers in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Cletus Uche Eze

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    Full Text Available Background: Use of ionising radiation in diagnostic radiography could lead to hazards such as somatic and genetic damages. Compliance to safe work and radiation protection practices could mitigate such risks. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge and radiation protection practices among radiographers in Lagos, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: The study was a prospective cross sectional survey. Convenience sampling technique was used to select four x-ray diagnostic centres in four tertiary hospitals in Lagos metropolis. Data were analysed with Epi- info software, version 3.5.1. Results: Average score on assessment of knowledge was 73%. Most modern radiation protection instruments were lacking in all the centres studied. Application of shielding devices such as gonad shield for protection was neglected mostly in government hospitals. Most x-ray machines were quite old and evidence of quality assurance tests performed on such machines were lacking. Conclusion: Radiographers within Lagos metropolis showed an excellent knowledge of radiation protection within the study period. Adherence to radiation protection practices among radiographers in Lagos metropolis during the period studied was, however, poor. Radiographers in Lagos, Nigeria should embrace current trends in radiation protection and make more concerted efforts to apply their knowledge in protecting themselves and patients from harmful effects of ionising radiation.

  15. INSETOS AQUÁTICOS EM UM LAGO ARTIFICIAL NO SUL DO BRASIL

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    Mario Arthur Favretto

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar a entomofauna aquática em um lago artificial no perímetro urbano no município de Joaçaba, estado de Santa Catarina, sul do Brasil. As coletas foram realizadas nos meses de agosto, outubro, novembro e dezembro de 2013, durante o período matutino com auxílio de rede entomológica. No total foram coletados 300 exemplares divididos em cinco ordens. Odonata foi a ordem mais abundante, tendo sido representada por Coenagrionidae, Lestidae e Aeshnidae. Ainda Hemiptera foi representada por Notonectidae, Belostomatidae, Nepidae, Gerridae, Mesovellidae e Corixidae e Ephemeroptera com Baetidae. Quanto aos grupos tróficos funcionais, 85% das espécies foram de predadores, 10% de fragmentadores/coletores e 5% de coletores. Palavras-chave: Entomofauna aquática. Hemiptera. Odonata. Sul do Brasil. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18561/2179-5746/biotaamazonia.v4n2p113-116

  16. TRABAJADORES ARGENTINOS: respuestas y propuestas frente a la ofensiva neoliberal

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es examinar algunas experiencias de trabajadores argentinos que no cedieron frente al avance del neoliberalismo en los años 1990, sino que, al contrario, se organizaron y lograron resistir y en algunos casos contrarrestar la ofensiva política de aquella década. Nos referimos a tres experiencias clave para entender este proceso histórico. En primer lugar, la organización y acción de los trabajadores desocupados, hecho que rompe con cualquier lógica explicativa de la sociología clásica; en segundo lugar, la construcción de un sindicalismo alternativo por parte de los empleados del Estado, en un contexto de fuerte embestida contra este último; y, finalmente, el proceso de organización político de un grupo de trabajadores del transporte, que fue y sigue siendo testimonio insoslayable para todos aquellos obreros que deseen organizarse y luchar en un contexto de repliegue sindical. En definitiva, este artículo muestra las construcciones políticas de las que son capaces los trabajadores aun en momentos de pérdida o ausencia de referencias identitarias e institucionales.

  17. El ídish en el teatro argentino

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    Full Text Available Analise de tres instancias de teatro en ídish en Buenos Aires. La primera, un teatro hablado en ídish que surge de los contextos de la inmigración, que tiene que ver con la vida milenaria de los judíos, de los recuerdos del shetl, de los pogroms. La segunda es el teatro de las vivencias en territorio argentino, en el ámbito de la narrativa, ya en ídish, ya en castellano. La tercera ejemplifica el comienzo de la desaparición del ídish, con espectadores de otras ascendencias inmigratorias, que no van a entender el ídish, con la creciente debilidad del ídish en la colectividad, o por efecto de la asimilación o por el trágico hecho de que el ídish había emprendido la enorme decadencia impuestas por el nazismo, que desembocará eventualmente en la muerte del idioma que, en la Argentina y en muchos otros lugares, más se identificaba con los judíos.

  18. Valores occidentales en el discurso publicitario audiovisual argentino

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se desarrolla un análisis del discurso publicitario audiovisual argentino. Se pretende identificar los valores sociales que comunica con mayor predominancia y su posible vinculación con los valores característicos de la sociedad occidental posmoderna. Con este propósito se analizó la frecuencia de aparición de valores sociales para el estudio de 28 anuncios de diferentes anunciantes . Como modelo de análisis se utilizó el modelo “Seven/Seven” (siete pecados capitales y siete virtudes cardinales ya que se considera que los valores tradicionales son herederos de las virtudes y los pecados, utilizados por la publicidad para resolver necesidades relacionadas con el consumo. La publicidad audiovisual argentina promueve y anima ideas relacionadas con las virtudes y pecados a través de los comportamientos de los personajes de los relatos audiovisuales. Los resultados evidencian una mayor frecuencia de valores sociales caracterizados como pecados que de valores sociales caracterizados como virtudes ya que los pecados se transforman a través de la publicidad en virtudes que dinamizan el deseo y que favorecen el consumo fortaleciendo el aprendizaje de las marcas. Finalmente, a partir de los resultados obtenidos se reflexiona acerca de los usos y alcances sociales que el discurso publicitario posee.

  19. argentino: el caso Bussi en Tucumán

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    Full Text Available En 1987, Bussi, gobernador militar durante la última dictadura, se presentó en la escena política de Tucumán, provincia del noroeste argentino, como candidato a la gobernación provincial. En 1995 consiguió, a través del voto, consagrarse como gobernador de la provincia, triunfo que coronó una serie de victorias políticas parciales desde su primera aparición pública en democracia. ¿Cuáles son las claves para comprender la inserción de estos liderazgos asociados con el pasado autoritario, en el contexto de la democracia argentina? Para responderla, se propone analizar la trayectoria que ha seguido la inserción política de Bussi en la democracia, desde la formación de su partido, el impacto en las elecciones y cómo se posicionaron los partidos tradicionales frente a este nuevo actor político.

  20. El Gauchito Gil neo expresionista del cine digital argentino

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    Full Text Available [es] Este trabajo se aproxima a las representaciones de la marginalidad y la religiosidad popular argentina en la película “Gauchito Gil, la sangre inocente” (2006, dirigido por Ricardo Becher y Tomás Larrinaga. También examina la modalidad de narrativa adoptada por los autores como un acto intelectual, subjetivo y revolucionario que reacciona contra el realismo del cine argentino a través de formas signadas por un tratamiento especial de la imagen del video en la postproducción digita. [en] This paper approaches to the representations of the marginality and the popular Argentine religiousness in the movie “Gauchito Gil, the innocent blood” (2006, directed by Ricardo Becher and Tomás Larrinaga. Also it examines the narrative modality adopted by the authors as an intellectual, subjective and revolutionary act that reacts against the realism of the Argentine cinema in ways that are marked by a special treatment of the image of the video in the digital post-production

  1. The pattern and challenges of infertility management in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Male factors only was the cause in 11.1%, female factor only in 37.8%, both male and female ... Conclusion: Infertility is still a public health problem in Lagos, Nigeria. Key words: .... seminal fluid analysis and hormonal assay). The others.

  2. Sediment dynamics in Lagos Harbour reconnaissance on effects of dredging

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    Vijverberg, T.; Reneerkens, M.J.J.; Winterwerp, J.C.; Scholl, O.; Haruna, Y.

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    Due to economic growth, Lagos Harbour is expanding. Capital dredging is needed to allow larger vessels to call the port. As harbour siltation is already a problem, increase of maintenance dredging is a worry. In the past no data was available to understand the hydraulics and sediment transport to es

  3. Lagos "Area Boys", Substance Usage and Potential Risk Factors

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    The current study explores the rate at which members of Lagos' "area boys" engage in drug and alcohol use, and determines the predictive roles of parental and neighbourhood characteristics in the gang patterns of psychoactive substance misuse behaviour. The study approached gang members (N = 129) aged from 18 to 38 years (M = 25.83, SD = 4.82)…

  4. Sediment dynamics in Lagos Harbour reconnaissance on effects of dredging

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    Vijverberg, T.; Reneerkens, M.J.J.; Winterwerp, J.C.; Scholl, O.; Haruna, Y.

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    Due to economic growth, Lagos Harbour is expanding. Capital dredging is needed to allow larger vessels to call the port. As harbour siltation is already a problem, increase of maintenance dredging is a worry. In the past no data was available to understand the hydraulics and sediment transport to es

  5. Road Traffic Accident Variations in Lagos State, Nigeria: A Synopsis ...

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    This means that the dominant and strongest road traffic accident pattern of. Lagos State ... Kenya has one of the highest road fatality rates in relation to vehicle ownership ... the higher the accident and fatality rate as well as the severity and non- ..... On the other hand, the aggregate effect of these number of cycles of differing.

  6. Motivations for Gang Membership in Lagos, Nigeria: Challenge and Resilience

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    The current study explores the major challenges (in the form of risk factors) that may influence unemployed youths' involvement in gang and criminal activity in Lagos, Nigeria. A combination of techniques (e.g., oral, in-depth interviews, and questionnaires) were used for the data collection. The computed outcomes establish some of the major…

  7. Halitosis amongst students in tertiary institutions in Lagos state

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    Methods: For this project, 100 students from three tertiary institutions in Lagos state were chosen: ... Many studies on self reported halitosis have ... alcohol, bad diet and socio-demographic factors7. ... the State Ministry of Education. .... and secondary complaints of halitosis. ... superior efficacy against halitosis compared to.

  8. Características y estado de conservación de los pastos marinos en áreas de interés del Archipiélago Sabana Camagüey, Cuba

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    Se caracterizó y evaluó el estado de conservación de los pastos marinos en áreas de interés conservacionista del Archipiélago Sabana-Camagüey en el periodo 2001-2003, considerando variables descriptivas de las angiospermas marinas, de la estructura del macrofitobentos y abióticas para conocer las causas de su afectación. Las áreas estudiadas fueron las bahías de Cárdenas, Santa Clara, Buena Vista, de Perros, Jigüey, La Gloria y Nuevitas, así como algunas lagunas arrecifales. Los pastos marino...

  9. Santa Maria Volcano, Guatemala

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    The eruption of Santa Maria volcano in 1902 was one of the largest eruptions of the 20th century, forming a large crater on the mountain's southwest flank. Since 1922, a lava-dome complex, Santiaguito, has been forming in the 1902 crater. Growth of the dome has produced pyroclastic flows as recently as the 2001-they can be identified in this image. The city of Quezaltenango (approximately 90,000 people in 1989) sits below the 3772 m summit. The volcano is considered dangerous because of the possibility of a dome collapse such as one that occurred in 1929, which killed about 5000 people. A second hazard results from the flow of volcanic debris into rivers south of Santiaguito, which can lead to catastrophic flooding and mud flows. More information on this volcano can be found at web sites maintained by the Smithsonian Institution, Volcano World, and Michigan Tech University. ISS004-ESC-7999 was taken 17 February 2002 from the International Space Station using a digital camera. The image is provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Searching and viewing of additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts is available at the NASA-JSC Gateway to

  10. ciudad de Santa Marta

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    Javier Alfredo Ferreira Ospino

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación evalúa los resultados de un programa de Formación en Derechos con madres comunitarias para la solución de conflictos en la Comuna Ocho de la ciudad de Santa Marta. El programa buscó el desarrollo de la capacidad de análisis y discernimiento para la toma de decisiones, que les permitan participar activamente en la solución de problemas de la comunidad, tendientes a mejorar las condiciones de vida de los miembros de la ésta. El proyecto se enmarca en un diseño de investigación cuasiexperimental con grupo control y medida pre y post, de forma que puedan medirse no sólo los resultados del programa, sino su efectividad para la resolución de conflictos en la comunidad. Se utilizó el cuestionario adaptado a la Teoría de Rahim y otros autores de la teoría del conflicto con el fin de determinar la manera como se resuelven los conflictos en la comunidad. Esta investigación se centró en demostrar objetivamente la efectividad del programa y las diferencias deliberativas y discursivas más relevantes entre los sujetos que recibieron formación en derechos.

  11. Accesibilidad web en el espacio universitario público argentino

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    Laitano, María Inés

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    Full Text Available The study presents a first web accessibility diagnosis carried out in 2012 on a sample of pages from the Argentine public university space. The evaluation establishes the compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, taking into account the methodological recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C. The results suggest that the web accessibility barriers encountered are serious for the most part (level A. The most frequent are related to markup language syntax, content presentation, non-text content and visual readability of text. Likewise it is shown that by addressing these barriers, certain groups of people could benefit specifically.El estudio presenta un primer diagnóstico de accesibilidad web realizado en 2012 sobre una muestra de páginas del espacio universitario público argentino. La evaluación comprueba el cumplimiento de las Pautas de Accesibilidad para el Contenido Web (WCAG en su versión 2.0, contemplando las recomendaciones metodológicas del World Wide Web Consortium (W3C. Los resultados sugieren que las barreras de accesibilidad web encontradas son mayoritariamente graves (nivel A. Las más frecuentes están relacionadas con la sintaxis del lenguaje de marcado, con la presentación del contenido, con el contenido no textual y con la legibilidad visual del texto. De igual modo se muestra que ciertos grupos de personas podrían verse particularmente favorecidos por la solución de estas barreras.

  12. Road Traffic Injury in Lagos, Nigeria: Assessing Prehospital Care.

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    Ibrahim, Nasiru A; Ajani, Abdul Wahab O; Mustafa, Ibrahim A; Balogun, Rufai A; Oludara, Mobolaji A; Idowu, Olufemi E; Solagberu, Babatunde A

    2017-08-01

    Introduction Injuries are the third most important cause of overall deaths globally with one-quarter resulting from road traffic crashes. Majority of these deaths occur before arrival in the hospital and can be reduced with prompt and efficient prehospital care. The aim of this study was to highlight the burden of road traffic injury (RTI) in Lagos, Nigeria and assess the effectiveness of prehospital care, especially the role of Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) in providing initial care and transportation of the injured to the hospital. A three-year, retrospective review of road traffic injured patients seen at the Surgical Emergency Room (SER) of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Nigeria, from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014 was conducted. Parameters extracted from the Institution Trauma Registry included bio-data, date and time of injury, date and time of arrival in SER, host status, type of vehicle involved, and region(s) injured. Information on how patients came to the hospital and outcome in SER also were recorded. Results were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS; IBM Corporation; Armonk, New York USA) version 16. A total of 23,537 patients were seen during the study period. Among them, 16,024 (68.1%) had trauma. Road traffic crashes were responsible in 5,629 (35.0%) of trauma cases. Passengers constituted 42.0% of the injured, followed by pedestrians (34.0%). Four wheelers were the most frequent vehicle type involved (54.0%), followed by motor cycles (30.0%). Regions mainly affected were head and neck (40.0%) and lower limb (29.0%). Less than one-quarter (24.0%) presented to the emergency room within an hour, while one-third arrived between one and six hours following injury. Relatives brought 55.4%, followed by bystanders (21.4%). Only 2.3% had formal prehospital care and were brought to the hospital by LASAMBUS. They also had significantly shorter arrival time. One hundred and nine patients

  13. Ritual y poder en los centros budistas zen argentinos

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    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El presente artículo es un estudio de los grupos budistas zen argentinos desde la perspectiva de la antropología política. El objetivo es, en primer lugar, explorar las distintas posiciones sociales que los miembros pueden ocupar al interior de un grupo zen y los sistemas nativos de clasificación social, es decir, las categorías que nombran y crean distinciones rituales. En segundo lugar, analizar la estructura de autoridad y de poder al interior de una comunidad zen, indagando los vínculos entre el sistema ritual de posiciones sociales y la distribución del poder y la autoridad. La investigación etnográfica se efectuó siguiendo una metodología cualitativa, que incluyó la observación participante en los encuentros que los centros zen organizan periódicamente y la realización de entrevistas semi-estructuradas e historias de vida a sus miembros. Las conclusiones giran en torno a la importancia del ritual para la vida política de la comunidad, y la centralización del poder en la figura del maestro zen mediante la particular dinámica que evidencia la estructura de autoridad. Palabras clave: Argentina; Budismo zen; Política; Poder. Abstract The present anthropological study takes a political approach to the Argentinean Zen Buddhism groups. The first objective is to explore the variety of native social classification systems, that is to say the categories naming and creating rituals. Secondly, we try to analyze the authority and power system within a Zen community, investigating the relation between the ritual system of social positions and the distribution of power and authority. This article is based on qualitative research, which included periodic participant observation in gatherings organized by the Zen Buddhism centres and semistructured interviews with and life histories of their members. The conclusions focus on the importance of ritual for the community’s political life, and the centralization of power in the

  14. Iconografía religiosa andina en el noroeste argentino

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    Full Text Available L'examen du 'Disque de Lafone Quevedo ou Disque de Chaquiago' s'inscrit dans deux perspectives: l'importance de l'étude de l'histoire des Andes méridionales et l'andin comme unité dynamique. Une telle analyse nous permet de faire des rapprochements intéressants: ainsi, sont mis en évidence des liens entre les disques et les plaques de bronze du Nord de l'Argentine et de Bolivie, la vision de Pachacutec (le promoteur de l'expansion Inca et l'image principale (Punchao du Coricancha. Enfin, de nouveaux éléments sont proposés en faveur de l'existence d'une divinité polyvalente dont la longue histoire rassemble les 'récits sacrés' de plusieurs dieux andins. El examen del 'Disco de Lafone Quevedo o Disco de Chaquiago' está enmarcado dentro de dos perspectivas: la importancia del estudio de la historia de los Andes meridionales y 'lo andino' como unidad dinámica. Su análisis nos permite señalar correspondencias interesantes. Así, se hallarán evidencias que establezcan las vinculaciones entre los discos y placas de bronce del NO. argentino y Bolivia, la visión de Pachacuti (que dio origen a la expansión de los Incas y la imagen principal (Punchao del Coricancha. Para finalizar, se propone nuevos elementos en favor de la existencia de una deidad polivalente en cuya larga historia se recoge las 'historias sagradas' de varios dioses andinos. The examination of the 'Disc of Lafone Quevedo or Disc of Chaquiago' is inscribed in two perspectives: the importance of the study of the history of the meridional Andes and lo andino as a dynamic unit. Such an analysis permits us to make interesting comparisons: thus are placed on evidence links between the discs and the bronze plaques from the North of Argentina and Bolivia, the vision of Pachacutec (the instigator of the Inca expansion and the principal image (Punchao of the Coricancha. Finally, new elements are proposed in favor of the existence of a polyvalent divinity of which the long history

  15. Hematological profile of normal pregnant women in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Full Text Available Akinsegun A Akinbami,1 Sarah O Ajibola,2 Kabiru A Rabiu,3 Adeniyi A Adewunmi,3 Adedoyin O Dosunmu,1 Adewumi Adediran,4 Vincent O Osunkalu,4 Bodunrin I Osikomaiya,5 Kamal A Ismail,51Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Lagos State University, College of Medicine, 2Department of Haematology and Blood, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lagos State University, College of Medicine, 4Department of Haematology and Blood, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, 5Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, NigeriaBackground: Hematological profile is considered one of the factors affecting pregnancy and its outcome. Anemia is the most common hematological problem in pregnancy, followed by thrombocytopenia. Leukocytosis is almost always associated with pregnancy. The study reported here was designed to evaluate the overall mean values of seven major hematological parameters and their mean values at different trimesters of pregnancy.Subjects and methods: This examination was a cross-sectional study of 274 pregnant women who registered to attend the Lagos University Teaching Hospital or Lagos State University Teaching Hospital antenatal clinics between their first and third trimester. Blood (4.5 mL was collected from each participant into a tube containing the anticoagulant ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA. A full blood count was performed on each sample and the results were analyzed.Results: Overall, the values obtained were (mean ± standard deviation [SD]: hematocrit level, 30.16% ± 5.55%; hemoglobin concentration, 10.94 ± 1.86 g/dL; white blood cells, 7.81 ± 2.34 × 109; platelets, 228.29 ± 65.6 × 109; cell volume 78.30 ± 5.70 fL, corpuscular hemoglobin, 28.57 ± 2.48 pg; and corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, 36.45 ± 1.10 g/dL. When grouped by trimester, the mean ± SD value of packed cell volume

  16. Funcionamiento de los lagos someros mediterráneos

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    Full Text Available Aún existe un importante desconocimiento sobre el funcionamiento de las lagunas o lagos someros mediterráneos. Ante la carencia de estudios propios de estos ambientes, la abundancia de estudios en el norte de Europa ha supuesto una generalización de procesos y características potencialmente aplicables a nuestros lagos. Sin embargo, la comparación de los distintos estudios en ambas zonas demuestra que las lagunas mediterráneas presentan peculiaridades únicas y un funcionamiento significativamente diferente. Tamaños más pequeños, mayor aislamiento, fuertes oscilaciones de la lámina de agua, mayor productividad y ausencia de ciertos grupos tróficos, entre otras, son características distintivas de nuestros sistemas. Estas características tienen importantes implicaciones en la dinámica de sus poblaciones y en la estructura y funcionamiento de las comunidades.

  17. Records of Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae in Northwestern Argentina Presencia de Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae en el noroeste argentino

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    Full Text Available The presence of Tamarixia radiata Waterston (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae is reported for the first time in Northwestern Argentina.La presencia de Tamarixia radiata Waterston (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae fue detectada por primera vez en el noroeste argentino.

  18. Santa Claus ’Names

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    A ustria—Christkind Belgium and the N etherlands—N oel Saint Nicholas C hristkind and Black Pete Brazil—Papa;N oel D enm ark—Julinisse England—Father Christm as Finland—O ld M an C hristm asFrance—Pere N oel or le Petit Germ any—K riss Kringle Christkind or Saint N icholas Italy—B efana Japan—Santa K urohsu M exico—Three Kings Poland—Star M an or W ise M en Spain—Three Kings R ussia—B asbouschka ?Santa Claus ’Names@寒冰

  19. DESEMPEÑO GERENCIAL DE LAS ALCALDÍAS DE LA COSTA ORIENTAL DEL LAGO DE MARACAIBO ENFOCADO EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES INTELIGENTES

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo analizar el desempeño gerencial de las alcaldías de la Costa Oriental del Lago, enfocándose en las organizaciones inteligentes.Metodológicamente el estudio fue de tipo descriptivo según (Hernández, Fernández y Baptista, 2006, porque se orientó a recolectar y medir información relacionada con el estudio de las personas u objetos, es de campo porque los datos se recogieron directamente de la realidad. El modelo desarrollado está referido a las Alcaldías de Cabimas, Santa Rita, Simón Bolívar, Miranda, Lagunillas, Valmore Rodríguez y Baralt. A su vez, estuvo enmarcado en la acción gerencial apoyado en las disciplinas de (Senge, 2005.

  20. Alimentación y fecundidad de Bufo variegatus (Anura: Bufonidae en Santa Cruz, Argentina

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    Full Text Available Se describe la alimentación de una población de Bufo variegatus procedente de la región de Lago del Desierto, provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina. De los 11 ítems presa identificados, los más consumidos por los adultos (tanto machos como hembras fueron los coleópteros. En los machos la segunda categoría presa mas importante en la contribución a la dieta fueron los ácaros, mientras que en las hembras las hormigas y las larvas de insectos siguieron en importancia al consumo de coleópteros. En los especímenes juveniles, los ácaros fueron las presas más consumidas, quedando los coleópteros en segundo lugar en importancia relativa. Se demuestra la existencia de una correlación positiva significativa entre el volumen de las presas y el tamaño del depredador. Se aportan datos referentes a la fecundidad de B. variegatus y se comprueba la ausencia de correlación entre el tamaño de las hembras grávidas y el número de óvulos maduros. The diet of a population of Bufo variegatus from the region of Lago del Desierto, Santa Cruz province, Argentina, is described. Of the 11 prey items identified, Coleoptera was the most consumed prey both for males and females. In males, the second most important prey was Acarii, while in females they were the ants and insect larvae. Acarii was the most consumed prey for juveniles, followed by Coleoptera. A significant positive correlation was found between prey volume and predator body size. Fecundity information for B. variegwus is given, and a lack of correlation between snout-vent length of mature females and ovarian egg complement is demonstrated.

  1. Behavioral pattern of commercial public transport passengers in Lagos metropolis

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    Oluwaseyi Joseph Afolabi

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    Full Text Available This study examined the travel behavior of commercial public transport passengers in Lagos State, Nigeria. The descriptive research survey was used in order to assess the opinions of the respondents using the questionnaire. A total of 84 samples were used as representative population, while two null hypotheses were formulated and tested using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient at 0.05 level of significant. The results that were obtained indicated that a positive correlation exists between frequency of   travel and commuters income in Lagos Metropolis and also that a positive correlation exists between frequency of travel and distance covered by commuters in Lagos Metropolis. Secondary data was also sourced to serve as complement to the primary data, thus allowing for a robust research. Descriptive statistical tools such as percentages were also adopted to present the socio-economic characteristics in the area. Findings showed that about 57% of sampled population are male, 62 % are civil servants, 48% of respondents travel for business purposes. Also, that majority of the respondents (50% said that the commercial public transport is highly prone to accident, while about 64% of the respondents commute on daily basis. It was established that lack of transport infrastructure coupled with poor road maintenance were seen as the leading causes of inaccessibility of the area.

  2. Responsabilidad Social Empresarial. Caso Centro Comercial Lago Mall

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo es el análisis de la responsabilidad empresarial para el centro comercial Lago Mall. El tipo de investigación fue un proyecto factible, descriptivo y de campo, con un diseño de tipo no experimental y transeccional. Se consideró como población al gerente de mercadeo del C.C Lago Mall, a quince (15 miembros de la comunidad interna, y a noventa (90 miembros de la comunidad externa del mismo. Las técnicas de recolección de datos aplicadas fueron: la encuesta y la entrevista. Los instrumentos fueron validados por cinco (5 expertos en gerencia social, obteniendo una confiabilidad de 0,99. Los resultados indican que en ambas dimensiones de la RSE los elementos que la integran no constituían un marco ideal para considerar a la empresa C.C. Lago Mall como socialmente responsable. Se concluye que el mismo carece de programas formales de responsabilidad social empresarial; sin embargo demuestra un compromiso con los principios de la empresa y con los valores de los empleados, donde se destacan la dignidad, identidad e integridad por los grupos de interés que se han denominado internos y externos.

  3. Coliform and metal contamination in Lago de Colina, a recreational water body in Chihuahua State, Mexico.

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    Rubio-Arias, Hector; Rey, Nora I; Quintana, Rey M; Nevarez, G Virginia; Palacios, Oskar

    2011-06-01

    Lago de Colina (Colina Lake) is located about 180 km south of the city of Chihuahua (Mexico), and during the Semana Santa (Holy Week) vacation period its recreational use is high. The objective of this study was to quantify coliform and heavy metal levels in this water body before and after the Holy Week vacation period in 2010. Twenty sampling points were randomly selected and two water samples were collected at each point near the surface (0.30 m) and at 1 m depth. After the Holy Week vacation the same twenty points were sampled at the same depths. Therefore, a total 80 water samples were analyzed for fecal and total coliforms and levels of the following metals: Al, As, B, Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, Se, Si and Zn. It was hypothesized that domestic tourism contaminated this water body, and as a consequence, could have a negative impact on visitor health. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) study was performed for each element and its interactions considering a factorial design where factor A was sample date and factor B was sample depth. Fecal coliforms were only detected at eight sampling points in the first week, but after Holy Week, both fecal and total coliforms were detected at most sampling points. The concentrations of Al, B, Na, Ni and Se were only statistically different for factor A. The levels of Cr, Cu, K and Mg was different for both date and depth, but the dual factor interaction was not significant. The amount of Ca and Zn was statistically different due to date, depth and their interaction. No significant differences were found for any factor or the interaction for the elements As, Fe and Mn. Because of the consistent results, it is concluded that local tourism is contaminating the recreational area of Colina Lake, Chihuahua, Mexico.

  4. Coliform and Metal Contamination in Lago de Colina, a Recreational Water Body in Chihuahua State, Mexico

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    Full Text Available Lago de Colina (Colina Lake is located about 180 km south of the city of Chihuahua (Mexico, and during the Semana Santa (Holy Week vacation period its recreational use is high. The objective of this study was to quantify coliform and heavy metal levels in this water body before and after the Holy Week vacation period in 2010. Twenty sampling points were randomly selected and two water samples were collected at each point near the surface (0.30 m and at 1 m depth. After the Holy Week vacation the same twenty points were sampled at the same depths. Therefore, a total 80 water samples were analyzed for fecal and total coliforms and levels of the following metals: Al, As, B, Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, Se, Si and Zn. It was hypothesized that domestic tourism contaminated this water body, and as a consequence, could have a negative impact on visitor health. An analysis of variance (ANOVA study was performed for each element and its interactions considering a factorial design where factor A was sample date and factor B was sample depth. Fecal coliforms were only detected at eight sampling points in the first week, but after Holy Week, both fecal and total coliforms were detected at most sampling points. The concentrations of Al, B, Na, Ni and Se were only statistically different for factor A. The levels of Cr, Cu, K and Mg was different for both date and depth, but the dual factor interaction was not significant. The amount of Ca and Zn was statistically different due to date, depth and their interaction. No significant differences were found for any factor or the interaction for the elements As, Fe and Mn. Because of the consistent results, it is concluded that local tourism is contaminating the recreational area of Colina Lake, Chihuahua, Mexico.

  5. CNOOC Cooperates with Santa Fe

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    1997-01-01

    @@ China National Offshore Oil Corporatian (CNOOC) signed the Petroleum Contract for 15/34 Block in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of South China Sea and the Petroleum Contract for 23/28 Block in the Beibu Gulf of South China Sea with Santa Fe Resources Inc. of the United States in Beijing on January 16, 1997.

  6. PRODUCCIÓN PRIMARIA EN UN LAGO DE AGUAS CLARAS DE LA AMAZONÍA COLOMBIANA (LAGO BOA

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    GABRIEL ANTONIO PINILLA AGUDELO

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    Full Text Available Dentro de los aspectos funcionales de un sistema acuático uno de los más determinantes es la producción fitoplanctónica. En este trabajo se midió la producción primaria del fitoplancton (método del 14C en un lago de aguas claras de la Amazonía colombiana, en diferentes momentos del ciclo hidrológico. La producción primaria osciló entre 0,6 y 2,3 g C m-2 d-1, valor este último medido durante la fase de aguas bajas. Estos resultados indican que la comunidad fitoplanctónica del lago Boa fluctúa desde condiciones de muy baja capacidad de asimilación de carbono inorgánico (aguas altas, hasta momentos en que este potencial se incrementa hasta cuatro veces (aguas bajas. Tales cambios drásticos obedecen a las fluctuaciones en la abundancia de microalgas, las que a su vez se presentan como respuesta a la variación trófica que tiene el lago durante el ciclo hidrológico. De esta manera, se pasa de condiciones oligotróficas en la época de inundación a un estado eutrófico cuando el sistema se desconecta del río en aguas bajas.

  7. Analysis of Management Practices in Lagos State Tertiary Institutions through Total Quality Management Structural Framework

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    This research investigated total quality management practices and quality teacher education in public tertiary institutions in Lagos State. The study was therefore designed to analyse management practices in Lagos state tertiary institutions through total quality management structural framework. The selected public tertiary institutions in Lagos…

  8. Infertility in Women: Hysterosalpingographic Assessment of the Fallopian Tubes in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Akinola, R. A.; Akinola, O. I.; Fabamwo, A. O.

    2009-01-01

    Tubal disease constitutes a major factor in infertility especially in developing countries. This study was undertaken to assess the hysterosalpingographic patterns seen in infertile patients in an urban centre in Lagos. Two hundred and twenty patients who reported from the gynaecology clinic to the radiology department of Lagos State University…

  9. Infertility in Women: Hysterosalpingographic Assessment of the Fallopian Tubes in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Akinola, R. A.; Akinola, O. I.; Fabamwo, A. O.

    2009-01-01

    Tubal disease constitutes a major factor in infertility especially in developing countries. This study was undertaken to assess the hysterosalpingographic patterns seen in infertile patients in an urban centre in Lagos. Two hundred and twenty patients who reported from the gynaecology clinic to the radiology department of Lagos State University…

  10. Estratigrafía del Valle de Luracatao (Valle Calchaquí, Noroeste Argentino: nueva propuesta Stratigraphy of Luracato Valley (Calchaquí Valley, Norwestern Argentina: New proposal

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    Patricio Augusto Payrola Bosio

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    Full Text Available Durante el Cretácico Inferior-Eoceno se desarrolló la cuenca de rift del Grupo Salta en el noroeste argentino, con un relleno constituido por depósitos sinrift del Subgrupo Pirgua y postrift de los Subgrupos Balbuena y Santa Bárbara. Posteriormente y sobreimpuesta a la primera, se generó una extensa cuenca de antepaís. En el valle Calchaquí, el Grupo Payogastilla representa el relleno sinorogénico andino (cuenca de antepaís y guarda el registro de los episodios de deformación y de inversión tectónica cenozoica en esta parte de la Cordillera Oriental. El valle de Luracatao (ramificación occidental del valle Calchaquí presenta una sucesión sedimentaria designada originalmente como Formación Luracatao y atribuida tentativamente al Oligoceno. A partir de trabajos de relevamiento a escala regional, perfiles estratigráficos y mapeo estructural de detalle se redefinió la columna estratigráfica del valle de Luracatao. En base a las características de las facies sedimentarias y asociaciones de facies y la identificación de discontinuidades estratigráficas se reconocieron las siguientes unidades litoestratigráficas: Formación Mealla, Formación Maíz Gordo y Formación Lumbrera (Subgrupo Santa Bárbara-Grupo Salta; y una sucesión sedimentaria rojiza asignada a la Formación Quebrada de los Colorados (Grupo Payogastilla. Se identificó una discordancia entre el Subgrupo Santa Bárbara y la Formación Quebrada de los Colorados, lo que integrado a la información paleontológica, permite interpretar esta discordancia como el registro de las primeras fases de deformación andina. En base a la redefinición de la columna estratigráfica del valle de Luracatao, en este trabajo se propone el abandono de la Formación Luracatao y su reemplazo por las respectivas unidades identificadas.During Lower Cretaceous-Eocene the Salta Group rift basin was developed in northwest Argentine, showing well-defined synrift (Pirgua Subgroup and postrift

  11. Discursos sanitarios y rieles. Noroeste Argentino entre las décadas de 1920 y 1940

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo propone visibilizar la vinculación del ferrocarril estatal argentino Central Norte (posteriormente Gral. Belgrano y el campo de las políticas sanitarias tanto nacionales como provinciales en el Noroeste Argentino, entre las décadas de 1920 y 1940. En este análisis, focaliza en la experiencia del tren sanitario de la MEPRA creado por iniciativa de Salvador Mazza y en las campañas contra el paludismo. La primera da cuenta de la importancia del ferrocarril para el desarrollo de la investigación científica in situ. Las segundas permiten estudiar cómo la expansión de las vías podía ser leída como una oportunidad para expandir las políticas sanitarias y, al mismo tiempo, como una ocasión para extender el contagio. 

  12. Diversidad y composición de murciélagos en los bosques montanos del Santuario Nacional Pampa Hermosa, Junín, Perú

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    Full Text Available El Santuario Nacional Pampa Hermosa (SNPH es un área protegida importante debido a que protege los relictos de los bosques montanos de las Yungas centrales del Perú, donde los estudios de la diversidad de murciélagos son escasos. Nuestro objetivo fue documentar la diversidad y composición de los murciélagos del SNPH y compararlo con otros bosques de las Yungas peruanas en el rango de 1200 – 2000 m. Se evaluaron cuatro localidades: Podocarpus (1900 m, Los Cedros (1600 m, Santa Isabel (1450 m y Nueva Italia (1370 m. Se registraron 36 especies de murciélagos en las familias Phyllostomidae (30 spp., Vespertilionidae (5 spp. y Molossidae (1 sp. con un esfuerzo de 560 redes-noche. Los estimadores Chao 1 y Chao 2 indicaron que se cubrió el 77% y 42% de las especies en la zona de estudio, respectivamente. Las curvas de rango-abundancia muestran a Carollia brevicauda como la más abundante en todas las localidades; se resalta la abundancia de Vampyressa melissa en las localidades de Los Cedros y Podocarpus. Se muestra una relación inversa significativa entre la riqueza de especies y la elevación (r = -0.90, P= 0.014. En rangos de 1200-1600 m, la riqueza del SNPH (35 spp. fue mayor que en las otras Yungas presentando una mayor similitud con el Manu (Ij = 0.59; por otro lado, en rangos de 1600 – 2000 la riqueza del SNPH (14 spp. fue la segunda más alta después del Manu (21 spp., presentando una mayor similitud con San Ramón (Ij = 0.30. Los valores de complementariedad fueron altos entre el SNPH y los bosques de Yungas, entre 55-76% (1200-1600 m y entre 70-83% en (1600-2000 m. Estos resultados indican que la diversidad β de los murciélagos en las Yungas peruanas es alta; sin embargo, debemos tomar en cuenta los esfuerzos dispares entre las localidades comparadas y que se requiere más trabajo de campo en zonas de vida y elevaciones aun no exploradas del SNPH para resultados más precisos.

  13. Juan B. Justo y el socialismo argentino ante la Primera Guerra Mundial (1909-1915

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    Full Text Available A pesar de que tanto el impacto de la Primera Guerra Mundial entre intelectuales y organizaciones políticas de la época como las elaboraciones teóricas y políticas del socialismo argentino son temas que han atraído la atención de los historiadores, las posiciones del Partido Socialista (PS argentino ante el estallido de la guerra no han sido aún estudiadas en detalle por la historiografía. Con base en un análisis de los escritos de Juan B. Justo y de artículos editoriales de La Vanguardia, en este trabajo buscamos aportar un análisis que permita enriquecer nuestro conocimiento sobre las posiciones de la dirección del socialismo argentino acerca de la problemática relación entre “internacionalismo y patria”, tal como se titulaba uno de los más conocidos trabajos del fundador del PS. Nuestro objetivo es contribuir a los avances historiográficos que han permitido elaborar una visión más compleja de la interpretación programática de Justo en el marco de su relación con las posiciones de las distintas fuerzas que constituían la socialdemocracia internacional. Intentamos mostrar que la interpretación justiana de la guerra no se limitó a copiar líneas de análisis de los socialistas europeos sino que constituyó una operación intelectual original, que debe analizarse en el contexto del peculiar y ecléctico cuerpo teórico del líder del socialismo argentino.

  14. Una mirada sobre lo popular. Reflexiones sobre el etnocentrismo en el nuevo cine argentino

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    Full Text Available La emergencia del nuevo cine argentino desata una serie de debates teóricos. Probablemente una de las caracterizaciones más convincentes es la que lo define como surgido de una misma crisis, no sólo en el campo cinematográfico, sino también de una misma crisis social. En el marco de un análisis sociológico de este fenómeno cultural, el presente trabajo planteará una hipótesis de lectura para algunas de las producciones audiovisuales del denominado nuevo cine argentino, en pos de establecer conceptualmente la estructuración desde el polo productivo de la elaboración imaginaria de esta crisis social, concretamente, de la emergencia de las clases populares en sus filmes. Para finalizar, se evaluará la productividad de la hipótesis de lectura basada en una definición teórica de lo popular, aplicándola a un cuerpo de filmes del realizador argentino Adrián Caetano, para concluir con reflexiones sobre la importancia del cruce entre la estructuración textual y la estructuración en el momento del consumo.

  15. Santa Paulina, reconquista a territorialidade

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em História Esta dissertação trata de um estudo sobre a relação entre turismo e religiosidade a partir do estudo de caso do Santuário de Santa Paulina do Coração Agonizante de Jesus, em Nova Trento, no período de 1991 a 2005. Foi adotado o método de História Oral com a participação de diferentes atores, destacando-se os peregrinos ou passantes mais comumente de...

  16. Causes of maternal mortality in Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Full Text Available Background: Maternal mortality remains a major problem in many parts of the world including Nigeria.Understanding the causes of maternal mortality is crucial in confronting the challenge of unyielding high rates. The aim of this study was to determine the direct and indirect causes of maternal mortality in Lagos State, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: The study is a descriptive cross-sectional survey. The study population consisted of adults residing in Lagos State, Nigeria. The sample size used for this study was 29,988. The respondents were selected by multistage sampling from all the local government areas in the state. Data were collected using a structured interviewer-administered questionnaire. Data entry, cleaning, validation and analysis were done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 15.0. Results: Among the 29,988 respondents, 306 (1.0% gave a history of married sisters who died during pregnancy, childbirth or during the postpartum period. Of the 306, 138 (45.1% died during pregnancy; 107 (34.9% died during childbirth, and 61 (19.9% died during the postpartum period. Abortion, ectopic pregnancies and hypertension were the most commonly mentioned cause of death during pregnancy, while anemia, prolonged labor and obstructed labor were the common causes during childbirth. Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome , infection and malaria were the common causes of maternal death during the 6 weeks after end of pregnancy/childbirth. Conclusions and Recommendation: Over half of the maternal deaths in Lagos State occurred during labor and immediately postpartum. Community education on the importance of having skilled attendants at delivery must be provided. Emergency obstetric care should be available, accessible and affordable at health facilities, and efforts must be made to prevent unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions by increasing contraceptive use. The malaria control efforts should be intensified.

  17. MICROORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLE HELMETS IN LAGOS METROPOLIS

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    Full Text Available Microorganisms associated with commercial motorcycle helmets were investigated in the commercial city of Lagos, Nigeria. 300 motorcycle helmets were randomly collected from different commercial motor cyclists in two densely populated areas of Lagos: Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH main gates respectively. Two sterile swabs moistened with sterile water were rotated over the inner surface of each helmet and cultured on MacConkey Agar and Nutrient Agar for bacterial growth and Sabouraud Dextrose Agar for fungi growth. The plates for bacteria growth were incubated aerobically at 37 ºC for 48 h, while plates for fungi at 28 ºC for 2 weeks. Biochemical tests were used to identify bacteria; while, cultural characteristics were used for fungi identification. The microorganisms consistently common to the samples investigated in the two locations were similar and included (with respective frequency of occurrence for both location: Staphylococcus aureus (80%; 7%, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (75%; 12%, Staphylococcus epidermis (60%; 8%, Enterobacter aerogenes (52%; 27%, Escherichia coli (40%; 13%, Bacillus spp (37%; 10%, Aspergillus spp (82%; 7%, Candida spp (55%; 22%, Rhizopus spp (40%; 27%, and Penicilium spp (35%; 12%. The motorcycle helmets collected at YABATECH had higher microbial colonization than LUTH irrespective of the isolates. This trend was similar for bacterial and fungi. Results showed that helmets could serve as vehicles for transmission of pathogens. Good hygiene practice (GHP and regular cleaning of motor cycle helmets with sterilants is strongly advocated in order to reduce the incidence of microbial transmission and its associated infection.

  18. Sedimentation Survey of Lago La Plata, Puerto Rico, July 2006

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    Soler-López, Luis R.

    2008-01-01

    Lago La Plata dam is located between the municipalities of Naranjito and Toa Alta in north central Puerto Rico, about 5 kilometers south of the town of Toa Alta and about 5 kilometers north of the town of Naranjito. The reservoir impounds the waters of the Rio de La Plata, the Rio Guadiana, and the Rio Ca?as, and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Water District, which provides about 35 percent of the total water demand for the area (Soler-Lopez and others, 2000). The reservoir has a drainage area of about 469 square kilometers. The dam was constructed in 1974 and is a concrete gravity structure with a normal pool elevation of 52.00 meters above mean sea level (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, 1979). During October 1998, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Caribbean Water Science Center, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) conducted a bathymetric survey of Lago La Plata to assess the impact of Hurricane Georges on the storage capacity of the reservoir. Between July 17 and 20, 2006, the USGS and the PRASA conducted an additional bathymetric survey of Lago La Plata to update the reservoir storage capacity and determine the reservoir sedimentation rate by comparing the 2006 survey data with the 1998 survey data.. The purpose of this report is to update the reservoir storage capacity, sedimentation rates, and areas of substantial sediment accumulation since 1998. Historical (1974) data are referenced as needed to account for long-term storage capacity loss trends...

  19. Dog ecology and population studies in Lagos State, Nigeria.

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    Hambolu, Sunday Emmanuel; Dzikwi, Asabe A; Kwaga, Jacob K P; Kazeem, Haruna M; Umoh, Jarlath U; Hambolu, Dupe A

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    Dog population dynamics have a major impact upon the effectiveness of rabies control strategies. As such, understanding domestic dog ecology has been recognized as central to the design of effective rabies control programmes. This study was conducted to determine the dog ecology in Lagos State using compound dog count and street dog count in the three senatorial districts (Lagos West, East and Central) of Lagos State from February, 2011 to January, 2012. A total of 546 questionnaires were distributed for the compound dog count and all were completed and returned. Various aspects of dog ecology were determined, including size, sex, breed of the dog population, management of dogs and rabies awareness among the respondents. Out of the 546 compounds surveyed, 518 (94.87%) owned at least one dog. A total of 1,427 dogs were counted from the street counts while a total of 1,447 dogs (2.8 dogs/compound) were counted from the compound count. The dogs comprised of 583 males and 864 females, out of which 64.10% are confined. The dog vaccination coverage in the dog population surveyed was 64.10% and administered majorly (91.30%) by veterinarians. Security (60%) and pets (26%) were the major reasons for keeping dogs. Majority (88.80%) of the respondents were aware of rabies and its mode of transmission, but still believed in the use of concoctions (40.40%), herbs (19.90%) and consumption of the organ of the offending dog (11.50%) for the treatment of rabies. The findings of this study showed a male: female ratio of dog to be 1:1.5 and a dog: human ratio of 1:5.6. There was also a responsible dog ownership as majority of the respondents do confine, vaccinate and provide food for their dogs. Vaccination coverage of the total dog population was however below the 70-80% target recommended by the World Health Organization to achieve herd immunity.

  20. RABIA TRANSMITIDA POR MURCIÉLAGOS EN BRASIL

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    Full Text Available Frente al desafío que la rabia representa para la industria pecuaria y la salud pública en América Latina, el presente artículo tiene como objetivo hacer una revisión de literatura amplia y crítica sobre la epidemiología de la rabia transmitida por murciélagos en Brasil. El tema es abordado inicialmente desde una perspectiva histórica hasta la caracterización molecular de aislamientos del virus, para finalmente contrastar con la situación de otros países de las Américas. La información referente a Brasil es presentada de manera separada debido a la gran abundancia de especies de murciélagos de diversos hábitos alimenticios, implicadas en la transmisión del virus de la rabia y las complejas relaciones entre los ciclos epidemiológicos revelados por estudios de tipificación antigénica y análisis filogenético, lo cual ha permitido reconocer con más nitidez, la importancia de los quirópteros como reservorios y transmisores de esta enfermedad. Este nuevo escenario epidemiológico exige reexaminar las medidas de control aplicadas hasta el momento, desde un abordaje multidisciplinar, así como cooperación intersectorial y participación por parte de la comunidad. epidemiología, murciélagos, rabia.

  1. Representación social de "los argentinos", "los españoles", "los latinoamericanos" y "los europeos" en estudiantes universitarios argentinos

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    Néstor Daniel Roselli

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación es descriptivo: producir una caracterización de cómo los estudiantes universitarios argentinos definen subjetivamente a los referidos grupos nacionales ("los "los argentinos", "los españoles" y supranacionales, "los latinoamericanos" y "los europeos". Sin embargo, no esun mero estudio de estereotipos nacionales. La originalidad consiste en el encuadre metodológico, propio de análisis de las representaciones sociales. Se basa en un análisis estadístico de asociaciones libres de palabras. Este análisis tiene tres partes. La primera, es un análisis de frecuencias de las categorías semánticas más frecuentes, respetando las palabras originales. En una segunda parte, se aplica la técnica del análisis de correspondencias múltiples (derivación del análisis factorial, extrayéndose los dos factores principales de cada grupo nacional. Finalmente, se aplica la técnica de clusters, agrupando a los participantes de la muestra en grupos o clases homogéneas. El análisis incluyó además ciertos cruces con variables asociadas: grado de identificación con los grupos, evaluación positiva o negativa de las características asignadas, y grado de facilidad de caracterización de cada grupo.

  2. 2009 Santa Fe Bone symposium.

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    Lewiecki, E Michael; Bilezikian, John P; Laster, Andrew J; Miller, Paul D; Recker, Robert R; Russell, R Graham G; Whyte, Michael P

    2010-01-01

    Osteoporosis is a common skeletal disease with serious clinical consequences because of fractures. Despite the availability of clinical tools to diagnose osteoporosis and assess fracture risk, and drugs proven to reduce fracture risk, it remains a disease that is underdiagnosed and undertreated. When treatment is started, it is commonly not taken correctly or long enough to be effective. Recent advances in understanding of the regulators and mediators of bone remodeling have led to new therapeutic targets and the development of drugs that may offer advantages over current agents in reducing the burden of osteoporotic fractures. Many genetic factors that play a role in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease have now been identified. At the 2009 Santa Fe Bone Symposium, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, the links between advances in genetics, basic bone science, recent clinical trials, and new and emerging therapeutic agents were presented and explored. Socioeconomic challenges and opportunities in the care of osteoporosis were discussed. This is a collection of medical essays based on key presentations at the 2009 Santa Fe Bone Symposium.

  3. South Fork of the Santa Clara River, Santa Clarita Valley, California. Supplement.

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    Santa Eriodictyon trichocalyx Eucrypta Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia LAMIACEAE Purple Sage Salvia leucophylla PAEONIACEAE Peony Paeonia californica...Bush Lupine Lupinus ex-cubitus HYDROPHYLLACEAE Yerba Santa Eriodictyon trichocaLx Eucrypta Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia LAMIACEAE Purple Sage Salvia

  4. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and vaccines: knowledge, attitude and perception among female students at the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Makwe, Christian Chigozie; Anorlu, Rose Ihuoma; Odeyemi, Kofoworola Abimbola

    2012-12-01

    This study sought to determine knowledge of and attitude towards human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, HPV-related diseases and HPV vaccines among female undergraduate students at the University of Lagos. A self-administered questionnaire was administered between May and July 2010, to 368 female students aged 16-29years, who were selected from two faculties of the University of Lagos using two-stage sampling method. Data collected included: socio-demographic characteristics, sexual history, awareness and knowledge of HPV infection, cervical cancer and genital warts, and HPV vaccine; the perceived risk of acquiring genital HPV infection and developing cervical cancer or genital warts, and the willingness to receive an HPV vaccine. Only 64 (17.7%) and 52 (14.4%) of the students had ever heard of HPV infection and HPV vaccines respectively. The median HPV knowledge on a 15-item score was 2. Overall, only 11.1% knew that genital HPV infection can cause cervical cancer. Fourteen (6.9%) of those who were aware of cervical cancer agreed they were at risk of developing the disease. Of the 52 students who had heard of the HPV vaccine, 24 (46.2%) knew it was given for cervical cancer prevention and 30 (57.7%) expressed their willingness to receive the vaccine. The knowledge of and the perceived susceptibility to HPV infection and HPV-related diseases among female students in the University of Lagos were generally low. The need for a well-designed HPV-educational program to bridge the knowledge gap cannot be overemphasized. Copyright © 2012 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Frequency of color blindness among Nigerian school children in Lagos.

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    Williams, G O; Taylor, F E; Odidika, Irene I; Amusa, K O

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    Plates 1-15 of the Ishihara tests for color blindness were administered to 5,580 boys and 5,405 girls in primary and secondary schools in Lagos. The difference between males and females in the frequency of total color blindness was not significant. The frequency of total color blindness among the children was 0.19%. However, the frequencies of red-green color blindness, which were 3.60% and 0.81% among the males and females, respectively, were significantly different. Deutans occurred at a higher frequency than protans among both male and female red-green color blind individuals, but the differences among males and also females were not significant. In addition, there was no significant difference between the sexes in the occurrence of deutans and protans. Although the frequency of red-green color blindness detected among males in this study is significantly lower than that reported for Lagos in another survey, which gave a frequency similar to that for Caucasians, the frequency obtained in the present study is similar to frequencies reported for other populations of Blacks of African Ancestry. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 10:283-288, 1998. © 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Copyright © 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  6. Knowledge and experiences of andropause among men in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Adebajo, S; Odeyemi, K; Oyediran, M; Anorlu, R; Wright, L

    2007-01-01

    Andropause is increasingly becoming a global health concern as the world's population of aging males increases. To describe the level of knowledge and experiences of as well as the responses of adult men to andropause in Lagos, Nigeria. Structured questionnaires were administered to 250 adult males selected by multistage sampling in Mushin area of Lagos, Nigeria. Many of the respondents (45.1%) had no knowledge of andropause although most (96%) had experienced a wide variety of the characteristic physical changes. The main symptoms reported occurred mainly between the ages of 54-62 years. Increasing age, not working and lack of formal education were significantly associated with an increased number of a variety of symptoms experienced (pcompanies and the general public over the years, knowledge of its aetiology, diagnosis and management among black men is still incomplete. The findings of this study underscore the need for health education in order to increase the knowledge of and improve the quality of care of andropause among adult men in Nigeria.

  7. Sedimentation survey of Lago Loco, Puerto Rico, March 2000

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    Soler-López, Luis R.

    2002-01-01

    Lago Loco, a small reservoir property of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and part of the Southwestern Puerto Rico Project, has lost 64 percent of its original storage capacity. In 1951, the original storage capacity was about 2.40 million cubic meters, decreasing to 1.43 million cubic meters in 1986 and to 0.87 million cubic meters in March 2000. The storage loss or longterm sedimentation rate increased from 27,714 cubic meters per year from the period of 1951 to 1986 to 31,224 cubic meters per year for the period of 1951 to 2000. This represents a capacity loss of about 1.1 percent per year for the period of 1951 to 1986 and 1.3 percent per year for 1951 to 2000. The trapping efficiency of the reservoir was about 92 percent in 1951, decreasing to about 87 percent in 1986, and to about 80 percent in March 2000. The sediment yield of the net sediment- contributing drainage area increased from 1,504 megagrams per square kilometer per year between 1951 and 1986 to 1,774 megagrams per square kilometer per year between 1951 and 2000, or about 18 percent. At the current sedimentation rate of the reservoir, the life expectancy of Lago Loco is about 28 more years or until the year 2028.

  8. Iron stores in regular blood donors in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Full Text Available Adewumi Adediran,1 Ebele I Uche,2 Titilope A Adeyemo,1 Dapus O Damulak,3 Akinsegun A Akinbami,4 Alani S Akanmu1 1Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria; 2Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria; 3Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria; 4Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Lagos State University, Ikeja, Nigeria Background: Apart from challenging the bone marrow to increase its red cell production, thereby producing more blood for the donor, regular blood donation has been shown to have several benefits, one of which is preventing accumulation of body iron which can cause free radical formation in the body. This study was carried out to assess body iron stores in regular blood donors. Methods: A total of 52 regular (study and 30 first-time (control volunteer blood donors were studied prospectively. Twenty milliliters of venous blood was drawn from each subject, 5 mL of which was put into sodium ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid specimen bottles for a full blood count, including red blood cell indices. The remaining sample was allowed to clot in a plain container, and the serum was then retrieved for serum ferritin, serum iron, and serum transferrin receptor measurement by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results: Mean hemoglobin and packed cell volume in the study group (13.47 ± 2.36 g/dL and 42.00 ± 7.10, respectively, P = 0.303 were not significantly higher than in the control group (12.98 ± 1.30 g/dL and 39.76 ± 4.41, respectively, P = 0.119. Mean serum ferritin was 102.46 ± 80.26 ng/mL in the control group and 41.46 ± 40.33 ng/mL in the study group (P = 0.001. Mean serum ferritin for women in the study group (28.02 ± 25.00 ng/mL was significantly lower than for women in the control group (56.35 ± 34.03 ng/mL, P = 0.014. Similarly, men in the study group had a lower

  9. Análisis del impacto de la cooperación internacional del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo y el Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial a Colombia para la protección de la biodiversidad desde el año 2010, caso: ecosistema marino del archipiélago de San Andrés

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    Santos Rubio, Diana Catalina

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    El interés de este trabajo de investigación es evaluar el impacto de la Cooperación Internacional del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo y el Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial a Colombia, en la protección de la Biodiversidad en el Archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina de 2010 a 2014. Se analiza y explica la relación establecida entre los tres actores y cómo esta apoya el logro de los objetivos del país a nivel ambiental por medio de la transferencia de recursos técnicos...

  10. Inversión y reactivación tectónicas cretácicocenozoicas en el Noroeste Argentino: influencia de las heterogeneidades del basamento neoproterozoico-paleozoico inferior

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    Fernando Hongn

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    Full Text Available Los rasgos estructurales del basamento neoproterozoico-paleozoico inferior (Cámbrico- Ordovícico del noroeste argentino han controlado en diferentes grados el desarrollo de las estructuras posteriores, principalmente las vinculadas con la extensión cretácica y el acortamiento andino. La inversión tectónica de fallas normales relacionadas con el rift cretácico ha sido frecuentemente invocada entre los mecanismos que influyen en la definición de las zonas de doble vergencia y retrovergencia que muestra el orógeno andino en el noroeste argentino. En esta contribución proponemos que las estructuras del basamento jugaron un papel primario en la localización tanto de las fallas normales cretácicas posteriormente reactivadas como de las fallas inversas andinas. Una sección estructural regional entre la Cordillera de Domeyko (Chile y el Sistema de Santa Bárbara (aproximadamente 24º-25ºLS muestra segmentos con vergencias cenozoicas opuestas, en la que cada porción responde a diferentes controles ejercidos por estructuras previas. La inversión de fallas normales asociadas a sistemas de rift fue el principal control de la geometría y vergencia de las estructuras cenozoicas vinculadas al acortamiento andino en la Cordillera de Domeyko, en los Valles Calchaquíes y en el Sistema de Santa Bárbara. La reactivación de las estructuras y heterogeneidades originadas durante la evolución neoproterozoico-paleozoica del basamento controlaron el desarrollo de las estructuras cenozoicas en la Puna. La reactivación de las heterogeneidades no sólo influyó en los cambios de orientación y vergencia, sino también en la distribución temporal compleja que muestra el acortamiento andino. La reactivación múltiple de algunas estructuras del basamento neoproterozoico-paleozoico inferior ocurrió en diferentes etapas de su historia incluyendo inversiones positivas y negativas entre el Cretácico y el Cuaternario.

  11. Génesis de suelos en el valle del río de las Vueltas, provincia Santa Cruz, Patagonia

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    Daniela C. Villegas; Fernando X. Pereyra; Jorge. A. Irisarri; José A. Ferrer; Adriana Viaggio

    2004-01-01

    Se han estudiado los factores de formación de los suelos "material originario" y "relieve", en un sector del oeste de la provincia de Santa Cruz (Patagonia Austral). El área de estudio se localiza en el valle del río de las Vueltas, entre la laguna del Desierto y el lago Viedma (49°S y 49°30'S y a los 73°O). Se ha observado una estrecha relación entre la variabilidad de los suelos y los fuertes gradientes bioclimáticos y geomorfológicos de la región. Los suelos fueron estudiados según una tra...

  12. Intereses marítimos argentinos y talasopolítica del Atlántico Sur

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    Aramburu, Enrique J.

    2010-01-01

    Los intereses marítimos argentinos se definen en función de la bibliografía generalmente aceptada haciendo la diferencia entre "intereses marítimos" e "intereses de la Argentina en el mar". Sustantivamente, los primeros eluden considerar las islas del Atlántico Sur como un interés marítimo argentino, ya sea porque se focalizan en recursos o porque no las toman como un tema marítimo, sino como uno de soberanía. El trabajo adopta la segunda de las definiciones con alusión explícita al trabaj...

  13. El fideicomiso al servicio de las políticas del estado Argentino: Análisis comparativo regional

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    Pertierra Cánepa, Francisco María

    2010-01-01

    A lo largo de este trabajo analizaremos la figura del fideicomiso en su aplicación a los proyectos donde participa el Estado Argentino, sea nacional, provincial o municipal, desempeñando el rol de promotor o directamente como líder del emprendimiento. Se los denomina fideicomisos públicos o fondos fiduciarios y tomando como punto de partida el fideicomiso argentino de la ley 24.441 que pertenece al derecho privado, se buscará identificar en el utilizado por el Estado, los elementos tipificant...

  14. Guardianes de la memoria. La conmemoración del golpe militar entre los exiliados argentinos en México

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    2005-01-01

    Este artículo reconstruye la conmemoración pública y colectiva entre los exiliados argentinos en México del 24 de marzo, fecha del golpe militar que sufrió Argentina en 1976 y que inició la última dictadura en ese país. Para miles de hombres, mujeres y niños esta fecha significó la irrupción violenta de la historia nacional en su historia personal. Entre los exiliados políticos argentinos en México el 24 de marzo aparece como un lugar de la memoria, como un espacio de lucha...

  15. Dynamics of Curriculum Change in Mathematics--Lagos State Modern Mathematics Project

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    Williams, Grace Alele

    1974-01-01

    Discusses the Entebbe Modern Mathematics Project and relates it to the change in curriculum in Lagos. It also discusses problems attendant on curriculum changes in a developing country like Nigeria. (Author)

  16. Focalización y modalidad en el "Lanzarote del Lago" (ms. 9611 BNE

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    Antonio Contreras Martín

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to analise the point of view and the varitions of the speech in Lanzarote del Lago (BNE ms 9611 to observe how the compilator worked the French source, Lancelot en prose.

  17. Oro-dental and maxillofacial trauma in epilepsy at a tertiary hospital in Lagos

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    Adewole, R A; Ojini, F I; Akinwande, J A; Danesi, M A

    2011-01-01

    .... A structured questionnaire was used to obtain information about injuries to the oral and maxillofacial region in epileptic patients at the Neurology Clinic of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital...

  18. Case Study of global capitalism and urban poor in Lagos and Abuja ...

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    infrastructural development brought about by technology and imperialism. Thus they ... responsible for the gradual increase in the population and migration to towns and cities. .... Lagos became a new society with the British conquest in 1860.

  19. 35 original article detection of influenza a virus in pigs in lagos, nigeria

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    This study detected and subtyped strains of influenza virus from pigs in Lagos, South-western ... This research work is the first documented detection of .... 100 base pair Ladder (L) was ... Hoffman, C., Preiser, W. (eds) Influenza report 2006.

  20. Geant4 based simulation of the Water Cherenkov Detectors of the LAGO Project

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    Calderón, R; Núñez, L A

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    To characterize the signals registered by the different types of water Cherenkov detectors (WCD) used by the Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO) Project, it is necessary to develop detailed simulations of the detector response to the flux of secondary particles at the detector level. These particles are originated during the interaction of cosmic rays with the atmosphere. In this context, the LAGO project aims to study the high energy component of gamma rays bursts (GRBs) and space weather phenomena by looking for the solar modulation of galactic cosmic rays (GCRs). Focus in this, a complete and complex chain of simulations is being developed that account for geomagnetic effects, atmospheric reaction and detector response at each LAGO site. In this work we shown the first steps of a GEANT4 based simulation for the LAGO WCD, with emphasis on the induced effects of the detector internal diffusive coating.

  1. Linajes mitocondriales en poblaciones del Chaco Argentino: patrones unicos de variacion regional

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    Demarchi, Darío Alfredo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se revisa la hipótesis sobre la supuesta singularidad genética de las poblaciones del Chaco argentino (alta diversidad intragrupal y baja diferenciación intergrupal a partir del estudio de secuencias de la RHV-I del ADN mitocondrial. El análisis de 204 individuos del Chaco argentino y más de 2000 de diversas poblaciones y regiones de Centro y Sudamérica corrobora y refina los resultados derivados del estudio de haplogrupos mitocondriales: A diferencia de lo observado en otras regiones, las poblaciones del Chaco argentino presentan una gran diversidad genética, conjuntamente con una baja distancia genética entre poblaciones. Estos rasgos configuran un patrón único, que puede ser explicado por la forma de vida de sus habitantes antes del contacto con los europeos y las características de transición geográfica de la región chaqueña. Sin embargo, no pueden excluirse como explicaciones igualmente plausibles un posible error de muestreo o bien la ruptura post contacto de las formas tradicionales de parentesco. En otro orden, la alta variación genética encontrada en la región, geográficamente intermedia dentro de Sudamérica, no se ajusta al modelo que propone la existencia de dos patrones de diversidad genética nítidamente diferentes para las poblaciones nativas del Este y del Oeste del Continente, sostenido por otros autores.

  2. ACTORES SOCIALES EN EL AGRO PAMPEANO ARGENTINO HOY. ALGUNOS APORTES PARA SU TIPIFICACIÓN

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    Marina Bustamante

    2009-01-01

    La intención del presente trabajo es, entonces, contribuir a desenmarañar la trama social que articula al agro pampeano argentino en el marco de la producción capitalista, identificando las categorías sociales que lo integran y le dan forma y contribuyendo, así, a la construcción metodológica de tipologías sociales agrarias que permitan dar cuenta del dinamismo de la realidad social agropecuaria de la región pampeana argentina.

  3. Corte Interamericana de DDHH. Sentencias: obligatoriedad de sus criterios jurisprudenciales en el Derecho Interno Argentino

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    Barreix, María de Lourdes

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo analiza la obligatoriedad y el impacto de las sentencias de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en el derecho interno Argentino y la responsabilidad internacional en la que incurre el Estado condenado por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. El documento se centra en el estudio de: la posibilidad de acceder a este órgano supranacional, los mecanismos de reparación a las víctimas y sus familiares, la forma y cuantía de la indemnización, las obligaciones de h...

  4. Migración y Desempleo: Un análisis espacial para el Noroeste Argentino

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    Carlos Daniel Navarro

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo estudia la influencia del fenómeno migratorio sobre la distribución geográfica del desempleo en los departamentos del Noroeste Argentino. Dos escuelas de pensamiento económico presentan teorías opuestas al respecto, la escuela neoclásica sostiene que la migración tendría un efecto equilibrador sobre el desempleo interdepartamental, mientras que la Nueva Geografía Económica (NGE) postula que la migración generaría disparidades de desempleo y posibles agrupamientos departamentales ...

  5. Pode-se dizer que há algo como um hiperrealismo sonoro no cinema argentino?

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    Fernando Morais da Costa

    2011-01-01

    Nos últimos anos, é comum aplicar-se o conceito de hiper-realismo para descrever a relação entre sons e imagens no cinema comercial. No cinema brasileiro atual, tem-se observado que, como em demais cinematografias, começam a aparecer exemplos de hiper-realismo sonoro. A pergunta que este trabalho propõe é: pode-se dizer que se passa o mesmo com o cinema argentino contemporâneo? E, se a resposta for...

  6. Etnografía del budismo zen argentino: rituales, cosmovisión e identidad

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    Carini, Catón Eduardo

    2012-01-01

    El propósito de la tesis es realizar un estudio antropológico de los grupos budistas zen que se han establecido en la Argentina en las últimas décadas, indagando en la diversidad de tradiciones y escuelas locales y en los procesos de recreación y adaptación al ámbito argentino que manifiestan. La investigación propone inquirir etnográficamente en temáticas relacionadas al ritual, la cosmovisión y la identidad, a fin de hallar los procesos sociales y culturales que posibilitan el surgimiento, ...

  7. Evita Perón e o cinema argentino na perspectiva de Libertad Lamarque

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    Kerber, Alessander Mario

    2016-01-01

    No presente artigo, proponho uma análise da forma como Libertad Lamarque representou Evita Perón. Lamarque, intitulada Reina Del Tango, foi a principal protagonista do cinema argentino durante a década de 1930 e até meados dos anos 1940. Durante as gravações do filme Cabalgata del circo, em 1945, teria ocorrido o conflito entre a protagonista do filme, Libertad, e uma das coadjuvantes que iniciava sua carreira política, Evita. Apesar de não haver nenhum documento oficial emitido pelo governo ...

  8. Compositores argentinos : 40 aniversario del Cuarteto de Cuerdas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata

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    Caamaño, Roberto; Ginastera, Alberto; Aguirre, Julián; Piazzolla, Astor; Favero, Alberto; Napolitano, Emilio; Gianneo, Luis; Cuarteto de Cuerdas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata

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    La Universidad Nacional de La Plata festeja con orgullo los 40 años del Cuarteto de Cuerdas, el cual ha brindado desde su creación un permanente y sólido trabajo profesional en la investigación y el estudio de obras de todas las épocas, y en especial de los compositores argentinos contemporáneos. El Cuarteto de Cuerdas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata fue creado en 1953 por profesores de la entonces Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes. A partir de 1958 fue distinguido como integrante perma...

  9. Desajuste educativo: situación actual e implicancia en el sector hotelero del noroeste argentino

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    Petrizzi, Ramiro Sergio

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este trabajo es analizar la adecuación del nivel educativo de los trabajadores del sector hotelero del Noroeste argentino a los requerimientos de los diferentes puestos de trabajo que estos ocupan. Para ello, y ante la ausencia de fuentes estadísticas públicas o privadas, se ha partido de la elaboración de una base de datos a través de la aplicación de encuestas directas, diseñadas por el equipo investigador y realizadas a trabajadores de hoteles que se encuentran en ...

  10. Apostillas sobre la Personalidad Jurídica Societaria en el Derecho Argentino.

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    Carlos A. Molina Sandoval

    2004-01-01

    El autor realiza un estudio pormenorizado del clásico, pero siempre actual, tema de la personalidad jurídica societaria en el derecho argentino. Luego de realizar una adecuada descripción de los debates doctrinarios, ingresa en los principales aspectos de la teoría general de la persona jurídica. No obstante sus atributos (denominación, patrimonio, capacidad, imagen, etc.), señala que si bien la "realidad biológicamente natural" no está presente en las personas de existencia ideal, existe una...

  11. El campo médico argentino y su mirada al tribadismo, 1936-1955

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    Este artículo describe y analiza la articulación discursiva sobre el lesbianismo en el campo médico argentino entre 1936 y 1955. Las "verdades" de la medicina poseen una fuerza normativa que constituyen un lugar privilegiado para propiciar la aplicación del modelo heterosexual e imponer esta visión al resto de la sociedad. En primer lugar esbozaremos los argumentos médicos en el ámbito europeo por ser los referentes más recorridos por la elite médica argentina. Luego, analizaremos las relectu...

  12. El mercado argentino de franquicias, un estudio comparativo 1999 vs 2007

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    María C. Alba A.; Clotilde Hernández G.

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de esta investigación es analizar los elementos del sistema argentino de franquicias; tales como: Su concepto, marco jurídico y los distintos giros comerciales en los cuales se presenta esta modalidad de negocio; enfocándose principalmente al desarrollo de las franquicias maestras. El proceso de investigación se sustenta en la recopilación, captura y registro de la información obtenida en diversos conteos de franquicias, así como la elaboración de entrevistas, asistencia a ferias ...

  13. Perfiles motivacionales y actividad física en adolescentes argentinos

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    Gómez, Valeria; Franco, Evelia; Coterón López, Javier

    2015-01-01

    Los principales objetivos de este estudio han sido establecer perfiles motivacionales en adolescentes argentinos y analizar la relación entre dichos perfiles y la práctica de actividad física. Para ello se ha utilizado una muestra de 1323 estudiantes de diferentes centros educativos de Buenos Aires con edades comprendidas entre 12 y 18 años (M= 15.07, DT = 1.77) que han contestado diversos cuestionarios previamente validados y utilizados en español. Los resultados han mostrado la solución de ...

  14. Comportamiento de las variables howellianas en cráneos deformados del noroeste argentino

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    2001-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo es estimar el impacto de la deformación artificial sobre la morfología craneana a través del comportamiento de las variables definidas por Howells. Se relevaron 55 variables y se calculó un índice de deformación artificial (ITVL) para cada uno de los 60 cráneos masculinos- con diferente intensidad deformatoria- procedentes de diferentes regiones del Noroeste Argentino. Fueron creadas 5 categorías (FACIAL:F-F;BASI-FACIAL:F-B; NEURAL:N-N; BASI-NEURAL:N-B; BASILAR:B-...

  15. Individual Attitude toward Recycling of Municipal Solid Waste in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Tunmise A. Otitoju

    2014-01-01

    Attitudes of the waste generators in the community appears to be critical as their points of understanding in waste recycling eventually play a significant role in providing answers to municipal solid waste management problems in Lagos State. Individual involvement has a direct bearing on an effective recycling practice. This study investigates factors influencing individual waste recycling performance and their likelihood to participation in Lagos State. This paper presents the results of th...

  16. Heavy Metals Content in Playground Topsoil of Some Public Primary Schools in Metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria

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    O.E. Popoola; O. Bamgbose; O.J. Okonkwo; T.A. Arowolo; Odukoya; A. O. Popoola

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    Assessing the concentration of potentially harmful heavy metals in playground topsoil from public primary schools in metropolitan Lagos, is imperative in order to evaluate the potential risks to the children in the schools. The study was conducted in order to determine if the concentrations of heavy metals in the soil is high enough to constitute a risk to children. Samples were collected from 20 schools in the Lagos metropolis and were subjected to microwave aqua regia digestion. Subsequentl...

  17. El lago cuaternario de Angastaco, Valle Calchaquí, Salta

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    Full Text Available Se comprobó la existencia de registros de un lago de edad cuaternaria en el tramo central del Valle Calchaquí, latitud de Angastaco, cuya presa se formó como consecuencia del plegamiento de potentes sucesiones continentales de cuenca de antepaís acumuladas durante el Neógeno (Grupo Payogastilla. El plegamiento, atribuido a la orogenia Diaguita (datada como posterior a 1,3 Ma en una comarca cercana, fue a su vez una consecuencia de la reactivación del borde tectónico del occidente de la cuenca cretácica de rift del Grupo Salta. La forma del lago fue alargada en el sentido nornoroeste, similar a la actual traza del río Calchaquí al norte de Angastaco. El sistema lacustre originó sedimentos acumulados en discordancia angular sobre los depósitos neógenos plegados y fueron cubiertos mediante una notable discontinuidad por depósitos fluviales y de pie de monte de gruesa granulometría. Los depósitos lacustres limoarcillosos, de por lo menos 25 m de potencia, muestran evidentes interdigitaciones laterales de facies con estratos fluviales contemporáneos procedentes de afluentes de la cuenca lacustre desde el este y desde el oeste. Aún no se cuenta con información fehaciente que precise la edad de este episodio lacustre durante el Cuaternario, aunque es seguro que aconteció con posterioridad al plegamiento del Grupo Payogastilla.

  18. Colonoscopy Practice in Lagos, Nigeria: A Report of an Audit

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    Full Text Available Background. Colonoscopy effectiveness depends on the quality of the examination. Community-based report of quality of colonoscopy practice in a developing country will help in determining standard and also serve as a stimulus for improvement in service. Aim. To review the quality of colonoscopy practice and document pattern of colonic disease including polyp detection rate in Lagos, Nigeria. Method. A protocol that captured the patients’ demographics, indication, and some quality indices of colonoscopy was developed and sent to all the identified colonoscopy units in Lagos to complete for all procedures performed between January 2011 and June 2012. All data were collated and analyzed. The quality indices studied were compared with guideline standard. Results. Twelve colonoscopy centers were identified but only nine centers responded. The gastroenterologist/endoscopists were physicians (3 and surgeons (5. Six hundred and seven colonoscopy procedures were performed during this period (M : F = 333 : 179 while the sex was not disclosed in 95 subjects. The examination indications were lower GI bleeding (24.2%, altered bowel habits (9.2%, lower abdominal pain (9.1%, screening for CRC (4.3% and unspecified (46.8%. Conscious sedation was generally used while bowel preparation (good in 81.4% was done with low residue diet and stimulant laxatives. Caecal intubation rate was 81.2%. Common endoscopic findings were haemorrhoids (43.2%, polyps/masses (13.4%, diverticulosis (11.1%, and no abnormality (23.4%. Polyp was detected in 6.8% of cases. Conclusion. Colonoscopy utilization is low, and the quality of practice is suboptimal; although limited resources could partly explain this, however it is not clear if the low rate of polyp detection is due to missed lesions or low population incidence.

  19. Hyoscyamine-producing marine Actinomycetes from Lagos Lagoon sediment

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    Davies; Olabisi; Flora; Adeleye; Isaac; Adeyemi; Wang; Peng; George

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To isolate and screen Actinoniycetes from Lagos Lagoon soil sediments for production of bioactive metabolites.Methods:Sediment samples were collected from four different locations of Lagos Lagoon and were dried for 2 weeks after which the Actinoniycetes were isolated by serial dilution using the spread plate method on starch casein and Kuster’s agar supplemented with 80 ug/mL cycloheximide to prevent fungal growth.The plates were incubated at 28 C for 1-2 weeks.Isolates were selected based on their colonial characteristics as well as their Gram’s reaction and subciiltured using the same media for isolation until pure cultures were obtained and incubated at 28 C for 3 d.Thereafter,they were inoculated into starch casein and Kuster’s broth media and incubated for 8 d.The secondary metabolites were screened for antimicrobial activity against the following microorganisms:methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213.Escherichia coli ATCC 29522.Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853.Candida albicans and Enterocolitis faecal is ATCC 29212.Coagulasenegative staphylococci isolated from HIV patients were also used(Staphylococcus warneri.Staphylococcus xylosus and Staphylococcus epidennidis).The antimicrobial metabolites of the Actinoniycetes isolates were identified using gas chromatography(GC).Results:Crude extracts of isolates showed antimicrobial activity against some of the test organisms.The GC data analysis showed the antibiotic profile of these isolates.Conclusions:Analysis of the crude extracts of the isolates using GC method,revealed the presence of antibiotics including an anticholinergic hyoscyamine among other conclusions.

  20. Sedimentation Survey of Lago Patillas, Puerto Rico, March 2007

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    Soler-López, Luis R.

    2010-01-01

    Lago Patillas is a reservoir located on the confluence of Rio Grande de Patillas and Rio Marin, in the municipality of Patillas in southern Puerto Rico, about 3 kilometers north of the town of Patillas and about 8 kilometers northeast of the town of Arroyo (fig. 1). The dam is owned and operated by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and was constructed in 1914 for the irrigation of croplands in the southern coastal plains of Puerto Rico along the towns of Arroyo, Guayama, Patillas, and Salinas. Irrigation releases are made through the outlet works into the Patillas Irrigation Canal that extends 32.2 kilometers from the Patillas dam to Rio Salinas. The dam is a semi-hydraulic earthfill with a structural height of 44.80 meters, a top width of 4.57 meters, a base width of 190.49 meters, and a crest length of 325.21 meters. The spillway structure is physically separated from the earthfill dam, has an elevation of 58.21 meters above mean sea level, and has three radial arm gates (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, 1979). The reservoir impounds the waters of the Rio Grande de Patillas and Rio Marin. The reservoir has a drainage area of 66.3 square kilometers. Additional information and operational procedures are listed in Soler-Lopez and others (1999). During March 14-15, 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Caribbean Water Science Center (CWSC), in cooperation with the PREPA conducted a bathymetric survey of Lago Patillas to update the reservoir storage capacity and update the reservoir sedimentation rate by comparing the 2007 bathymetric survey data with previous 1997 data. The purpose of this report is to update the reservoir storage capacity, sedimentation rates, and areas of substantial sediment accumulation since April 1997.

  1. Climate change in Lagos state, Nigeria: what really changed?

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    Sojobi, Adebayo Olatunbosun; Balogun, Isaac Idowu; Salami, Adebayo Wahab

    2015-10-01

    Our study revealed periodicities of 2.3 and 2.25 years in wet and dry seasons and periodicities of 2 to 5 years on seasonal and annual timescales. Minimum temperature (Tmin), maximum temperature (Tmax) and evaporation recorded increases of 2.47, 1.37 and 28.37 %, respectively, but a reduction of 19.58 % in rainfall on decadal timescale. Periodicity of 8 to 12 years was also observed in annual Tmax. Cramer's test indicated a warming trend with significant Tmax increase in February, April, July, August, October and November during 2000-2009 on decadal monthly timescale, a significant decline in Summer rainfall but significant Tmax increase in Spring, Autumn and Winter on decadal seasonal timescale. The low correlation of rainfall with temperature parameters and evaporation indicates that advection of moisture into Lagos State seems to be the dominant mechanism controlling rainfall within the State alongside other tropical and extra-tropical factors. In addition, our study revealed that the persistent state of minimum temperature often precedes the arrival and reversal of the phase of maximum temperature. Furthermore, our study also revealed that extreme and high variable rainfalls, which are associated with the increased warming trend, had periodicities of 1 to 3 years with a probability of 86.45 % of occurring every 3 years between April and September. It is recommended that government and private sector should give financial and technical supports to climate researches in order to appropriately inform policy making to improve the adaptive capacity and resilience of Lagos State against climate change impacts and guard against maladaptation.

  2. Ciclo anual de la clorofila-α satelital en el archipiélago de Juan Fernández (33°S, Chile

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    Isabel Andrade

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available La variabilidad espacial y temporal del ciclo anual de la clorofila-α en el archipiélago de Juan Fernández se analiza usando ocho anos de datos satelitales de clorofila-α, viento, corrientes y nivel del mar. Este archipiélago está conformado por tres islas: Robinson Crusoe-Santa Clara (RC-SC y Alejandro Selkirk (AS. Las islas RC-SC se encuentran en una región de alta energía cinética y mayores concentraciones de clorofila-α definida como Zona de Transición Costera, en cambio la isla AS se encuentra en una región de baja energía cinética y menores concentraciones de clorofila-α denominada Zona Oceánica. RC-SC posee un incremento de las concentraciones de clorofila-a en el lado suroeste, mientras que AS posee sus mayores concentraciones en el lado oeste, indicando la presencia de procesos forzantes diferentes. En ambas islas el ciclo anual de la clorofila es significativo y comienza a incrementar en abril, alcanzando valores relativamente altos entre junio y noviembre, disminuyendo hacia diciembre, hasta alcanzar un mínimo hacia fines de marzo. Este ciclo anual aparece desacoplado con el viento y acoplado con la energía cinética. Incrementos invernales de clorofila-a aparecen vinculados con remolinos de mesoescala provenientes de la zona continental, mientras que incrementos primaverales se podrían asociar a procesos locales vinculados al "efecto masa de isla". En ambas islas existen incrementos significativos de la clorofila-a en la banda anual y cuasi-bianual, pero sólo en AS se encontró una fluctuación significativa en la banda interanual vinculada con el Nino y la Oscilación del Sur.

  3. Santa Barbara Final Technical Report

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    Hacker, Angela; Hansen, Sherman; Watkins, Ashley

    2013-11-30

    This report serves as the Final Report for Santa Barbara County’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) BetterBuildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This report explains how DOE BBNP funding was invested to develop robust program infrastructure designed to help property owners complete energy improvements, thereby generating substantial outcomes for the local environment and economy. It provides an overview of program development and design within the grant period, program accomplishments and challenges to date, and a plan for the future sustainability of emPower, the County’s innovative clean energy and building efficiency program. During the grant period, Santa Barbara County’s emPower program primarily targeted 32,000 owner occupied, single family, detached residential homes over 25 years old within the County. In order to help these homeowners and their contractors overcome market barriers to completing residential energy improvements, the program developed and promoted six voluntary, market-based service areas: 1) low cost residential financing (loan loss reserve with two local credit unions), 2) residential rebates, 3) local customer service, 4) expert energy advising, 5) workforce development and training, and 6) marketing, education and outreach. The main goals of the program were to lower building energy use, create jobs and develop a lasting regional building performance market. These services have generated important early outcomes and lessons after the program’s first two years in service. The DOE BBNP funding was extended through October 2014 to enable Santa Barbara County to generate continued outcomes. In fact, funding related to residential financing remains wholly available for the foreseeable future to continue offering Home Upgrade Loans to approximately 1,300 homeowners. The County’s investment of DOE BBNP funding was used to build a lasting, effective, and innovative

  4. The SantaBot experiment

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    Hansen, Søren Tranberg; Svenstrup, Mikael; Andersen, Hans Jørgen

    2009-01-01

    interactive mobile agents into public urban transit area. To investigate the hypothesis, an experiment was carried out using a robot capable of navigating autonomously based on the input of an onboard laser scanner. The robot would detect and follow random people, who afterwards were asked to fill out......The video shows how an autonomous mobile robot dressed as Santa Claus is interacting with people in a shopping mall. The underlying hypothesis is that it is possible to create interesting new living spaces and induce value in terms of experiences, information or economics, by putting socially...... a questionnaire for quantitative analysis of the experiment. The presented video is the corresponding video documentation of the experiment used in the evaluation. The results showed that people were generally positive towards having mobile robots in this type of environment where shopping is combined...

  5. Discursos sanitarios y rieles. Noroeste argentino entre las décadas de 1920 y 1940

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    Ricardo Cicerchia

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo propone visibilizar la vinculación del ferrocarril estatal argentino Central Norte y el campo de las políticas sanitarias tanto nacionales como provinciales en el Noroeste Argentino, entre las décadas de 1920 y 1940. En este análisis, focaliza en la experiencia del tren sanitario de la Misión de Estudios de la Patología Regional Argentina creado por iniciativa de Salvador Mazza y en las campañas contra el paludismo. La primera da cuenta de la importancia del ferrocarril para el desarrollo de la investigación científica in situ. Las segundas permiten estudiar cómo la expansión de las vías podía ser leída como una oportunidad para expandir las políticas sanitarias y, al mismo tiempo, como una ocasión para extender el contagio.

  6. Evaluación de la actividad insecticida de tierras de diatomeas de yacimientos argentinos

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    FUSÉ, C.B.

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available El uso de tierras de diatomeas (TDs como insecticida de bajo riesgo para la salud humana y el ambiente está registrado en numerosos países para la protección de granos almacenados. Se evaluó la capacidad insecticida de TDs obtenidas de yacimientos argentinos mediante bioensayos con coleópteros plaga de granos almacenados. Los resultados de estos ensayos se compararon con parámetros fisicoquímicos de las TDs (densidad aparente compactada, reducción del peso hectolítrico, adherencia al grano y pH, propuestos por Korunic (1997, como parámetros predictivos para la evaluación de la eficacia insecticida. Los resultados obtenidos por ambos métodos fueron concordantes y variaron en función del yacimiento y de la especie de insecto en estudio. La metodología descripta es un procedimiento sencillo y eficaz para efectuar una evaluación preliminar de la capacidad insecticida del material proveniente de diferentes canteras de tierra de diatomeas. Este estudio contribuirá a la evaluación económica de potenciales explotaciones de diversos yacimientos de TDs en territorio argentino.

  7. EL PRESIDENCIALISMO ARGENTINO: DE LA CRISIS A LA RECOMPOSICIÓN DEL PODER (2003-2007

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    Nicolás CHERNY

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo analiza el proceso político mediante el cual la presidencia de Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007 cambió la debilidad electoral y fragmentación partidaria por una fuerte concentración del poder en el presidente. Para ello, en primer lugar, se revisan los debates académicos sobre los rasgos de los presidencialismos latinoamericanos. Luego, el trabajo analiza el poder del presidente argentino y las características del liderazgo presidencial y se enfoca en las estrategias que llevó adelante en relación con su propio partido para la conformación de una mayoría legislativa disciplinada. Dos son las conclusiones que pueden extraerse de este proceso: en primer lugar, si bien las crisis políticas y económicas pueden traer consigo cambios importantes sobre la dinámica de funcionamiento del sistema político, en detrimento del poder presidencial, estas nuevas condiciones son abandonadas rápidamente una vez que las condiciones económicas y políticas mejoran. En segundo lugar, la fortaleza de los presidentes argentinos es fruto del ejercicio de las funciones presidenciales, antes que de una construcción partidaria previa.

  8. THE AWARENESS OF HAVING LIFE INSURANCE POLICY: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY AMONG LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN OJO, LAGOS, NIGERIA

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    Mustapha Abiodun Okunnu

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper examines the level of awareness of the importance Life Insurance policy among the Nigerian students using students of Lagos State University, Ojo-Lagos, in the South-West part Nigeria as our case study. This University was better known in the mid nineties for incessant Cult clashes right in the University campus, which resulted to unwanted deaths and maiming of innocent Students and Staff alike. We discovered that lost their lives , lost “entirely” because most of them were not insured. It was discovered through the simple descriptive survey adopted for this study, that most students are actually aware of the significance of Life Insurance policy especially the financial benefits one can derive in case of unexpected death of their parents but they are handicapped of possessing the policy because they cannot afford to buy one. The survey revealed that 71 percentage see taking Life Insurance necessary, 22 percentage see taking Life Insurance Compulsory, while 7 percentage did not see to why someone should considered taking Life Insurance. The study also found that taking care of Children’s future took approximately 67 percentage as main goal for the University Students taking Life Insurance in the future. Whereas 20 percentage perceived Wealth creation as the reason of taking Life Insurance policy after graduating from the University, while other reasons took 13 percentage. Conclusively, it is suggested that the various stakeholders should make extra effort to let people know the importance of having Life Insurance at the early stage. University Students are most potential group because most of them are ready to buy this policy after they have graduated from the University.

  9. Documenting 35 Years of Land Cover Change: Lago Cachet Dos Drainage, Chile

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    Friesen, B.; Nimick, D.; McGrath, D.; Cole, C.

    2014-12-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Special Applications Science Center is monitoring temporal changes at the Colonia Glacier and Lago Cachet Dos, Northern Patagonia Icefield of southern Chile. This location is one of the newest international sites in the USGS Global Fiducial Program (GFP)—a program which provides systematic monitoring of dynamic and environmentally critical areas with high-resolution imagery (http://gfp.usgs.gov/). In 2008, Lago Cachet Dos began experiencing glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) during which the entire pool of water (about 200 million m3) rapidly drains from the lake and flows south-southeast through the Colonia Glacier. These catastrophic events cause massive erosion of lake-bed and valley-fill deposits, and consequent upstream expansion of Lago Cachet Dos towards Lago Cachet Uno. Panchromatic and multispectral images for 1979, 2007, and 2014 highlight the dramatic changes that have occurred at this site over a 35-year period. The lake was smallest in 1979, when the Colonia Glacier was at its maximum thickness and extent during the study period. Between 1979 and 2007, the glacier shrank causing an increase in the surface area of the lake. The size of the lake increased substantially, from 2.98 km2 in 1979 to 4.41 km2 in 2014, primarily due to erosion of valley-fill deposits at its northern edge by the 15 GLOFs that occurred between April 2008 and February 2014. Ongoing studies of the Colonia Glacier and Lago Cachet Dos are focused on providing real-time monitoring of Lago Cachet Dos lake levels, understanding the history of advances and retreats of the Colonia Glacier, and determining the physical mechanisms and hazards associated with the GLOFs that come from Lago Cachet Dos.

  10. Documenting 35 years of land cover change: Lago Cachet Dos drainage, Chile

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    Friesen, Beverly A.; Nimick, David A.; Mcgrath, Daniel; Cole, Christopher J.; Wilson, Earl M.; Noble, Suzanne M.; Fahey, Mark J.; Leidich, Jonathan; O'Kuinghttons Villena, Jorge I.

    2015-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Special Applications Science Center is monitoring temporal changes at the Colonia Glacier and Lago Cachet Dos, Northern Patagonia Icefield of southern Chile. This location is one of the newest international sites in the USGS Global Fiducial Program (GFP)—a program which provides systematic monitoring of dynamic and environmentally critical areas with high-resolution imagery (http://gfp.usgs.gov/). In 2008, Lago Cachet Dos began experiencing glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) during which the entire pool of water (about 200 million cubic meters) rapidly drains from the lake and flows south-southeast through the Colonia Glacier. These catastrophic events cause massive erosion of valley-fill deposits and consequent upstream expansion of Lago Cachet Dos towards Lago Cachet Uno.  Panchromatic and multispectral images for 1979, 2007, and 2014 highlight the dramatic changes that have occurred at this site over a 35-year period. The lake was smallest in 1979, when the Colonia Glacier was at its maximum extent during the study period. Between 1979 and 2007, the glacier shrank causing an increase in the surface area of the lake. The size of the lake increased substantially, from 2.98 square kilometers (km2) in 1979 to 4.41 km2 in 2014, primarily due to erosion of valley-fill deposits upstream of its northern edge by the 15 GLOFs that occurred between April 2008 and February 2014. Ongoing studies of the Colonia Glacier and Lago Cachet Dos are focused on providing real-time monitoring of Lago Cachet Dos lake levels, understanding the history of advances and retreats of the Colonia Glacier, and determining the physical mechanisms and hazards associated with the GLOFs that come from Lago Cachet Dos.

  11. Contours--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for the bathymetric contours for several seafloor maps (see sheets 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara...

  12. La Ex Hacienda de Santa Cruz

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    Berta Pinto de Estrada

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    Full Text Available Ex hacienda Santa Cruz was chosen to show the differences in the geographic and economic structure, and the historic causes that originated them, as an example of ihe situation in the northem part of Campeche.

  13. Folds--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the folds for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Offshore Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is...

  14. Faults--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the faults for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Offshore Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is...

  15. Folds--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the folds for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Offshore Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is included...

  16. Folds--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the folds for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Offshore Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is included...

  17. Faults--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the faults for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Offshore Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is...

  18. Habitat--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for the habitat map of the seafloor (see sheet 7, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The vector...

  19. Bathymetry--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore Santa Cruz, California. The raster data file is included in...

  20. Habitat--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the habitat map of the seafloor of the Offshore of Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is included in...

  1. Folds--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for folds for the geologic and geomorphic map (see sheet 10, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The...

  2. Habitat--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the habitat map of the seafloor of the Offshore of Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is included in...

  3. Bathymetry Hillshade--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore Santa Cruz, California. The raster data file is included in...

  4. Contours--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetric contours for several seafloor maps of the Offshore Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is...

  5. Faults--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for folds for the geologic and geomorphic map (see sheet 10, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California....

  6. Folds--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for folds for the geologic and geomorphic map (see sheet 10, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California....

  7. Bathymetry--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore Santa Cruz, California. The raster data file is included in...

  8. Backscatter [SWATH]--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the acoustic-backscatter map of Offshore of Santa Cruz map area, California. Backscatter data are provided as three separate...

  9. Backscatter [SWATH]--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the acoustic-backscatter map of Offshore of Santa Cruz map area, California. Backscatter data are provided as three separate...

  10. Faults--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for folds for the geologic and geomorphic map (see sheet 10, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The...

  11. Faults--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for folds for the geologic and geomorphic map (see sheet 10, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The...

  12. Folds--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for folds for the geologic and geomorphic map (see sheet 10, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The...

  13. Bathymetry Hillshade--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetry and shaded-relief maps of Offshore Santa Cruz, California. The raster data file is included in...

  14. Contours--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetric contours for several seafloor maps of the Offshore Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is...

  15. El Sistema Argentino de Educación Física. Entre el cientificismo, la higienización, el eclecticismo y la argentinidad

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    Pablo Ariel Scharagrodsky

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El Sistema Argentino de Educación Física fue la propuesta corporal dominante en las escuelas y colegios argentinos en las primeras décadas del siglo XX. Este sistema fue elaborado por el Dr. Enrique Romero Brest. El presente artículo, retomando conceptos de la historia social y cultural, indaga al Sistema Argentino de Educación Física durante las primeras dos décadas del siglo XX intentando caracterizarlo y, al mismo tiempo, identificando las ficciones corporales "argentinas" construidas para legitimar su existencia. Algunos de los interrogantes analizados son: "En qué consistió el Sistema Argentino de Educación Física?", "Cuáles fueron sus características centrales?", "Qué objetivos e ideales persiguió?" y "Qué tipo de destinatario fabricó?".

  16. Presencia de Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae en el Noroeste Argentino (NOA Record of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae in North West Argentina

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    Lucrecia Augier

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se amplía la distribución de Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae para el Noroeste Argentino.The distribution of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae is expanded to North West Argentina.

  17. RABIA TRANSMITIDA POR MURCIÉLAGOS EN BRASIL

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    Willian Oliveira FAHL

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Frente al desafío que la rabia representa para la industria pecuaria y la salud pública en América Latina, el presente artículo tiene como objetivo hacer una revisión de literatura amplia y crítica sobre la epidemiología de la rabia transmitida por murciélagos en Brasil. El tema es abordado inicialmente desde una perspectiva histórica hasta la caracterización molecular de aislamientos del virus, para finalmente contrastar con la situación de otros países de las Américas. La información referente a Brasil es presentada de manera separada debido a la gran abundancia de especies de murciélagos de diversos hábitos alimenticios, implicadas en la transmisión del virus de la rabia y las complejas relaciones entre los ciclos epidemiológicos revelados por estudios de tipificación antigénica y análisis filogenético, lo  cual ha permitido reconocer con más nitidez, la importancia de los quirópteros como reservorios y transmisores de esta enfermedad.  Este nuevo escenario epidemiológico exige reexaminar las medidas de control aplicadas hasta el momento, desde un abordaje multidisciplinar, así como cooperación intersectorial y participación por parte de la comunidad. Rabies Transmitted by Bats in BrazilConsidering that rabies represents a challenge for the livestock industry and public health in Latin America, this article is intended to do a comprehensive and critical literature review on the epidemiology of rabies transmitted by bats in Brazil. The subject is addressed from a historical perspective to molecular characterization of rabies virus isolates and finally making a contrast with other countries of the Americas. Information concerning Brazil is presented separately because of the abundance of bats species with different feeding habits, involved in the transmission of rabies virus and the complex relationships between epidemiological cycles in this country, which have been disclosed by antigenic typing and phylogenetic

  18. Análisis de la oferta turística del Teatro Argentino de La Plata en relación con las personas con discapacidad

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    Riesco, Gonzalo Ezequiel

    2015-01-01

    El objeto de la presente tesis es evaluar el grado de accesibilidad de la oferta turística destinada a las personas con discapacidad que concurren al Teatro Argentino de la ciudad de La Plata. Al hablar de la accesibilidad, se hace referencia a la posibilidad de acceso, inicialmente se refiere a un derecho, y un espacio como el Teatro Argentino debe cumplir con las reglamentaciones vigentes de accesibilidad, referidas al acondicionamiento de la infraestructura, a los servicios que se deben br...

  19. Tilapia africana en el Lago de Nicaragua: ecosistema en transición.

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    Jeffrey K. McCrary

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available Los grandes lagos de Nicaragua, son comparables con el sistema de grandes lagos africanos. Contienen una gran diversidad de peces, incluyendo varios peces endémicos de la familia Cichlidae. La captura de peces en el Lago de Cocibolca, estandarizada en 100 metros de red, promedió 4.34 kilogramos en el área de Ometepe, en donde la tilapia constituyó el 1.5 % del peso total de la captura. Este promedio fue de 0.80 kilogramos en la costa septentrional, donde la tilapia constituyó 54% del peso total de la captura. Un estudio ruso efectuado en 1983 y desarrollado en todo el Lago, demostró que el promedio era de 4.66 kilogramos. Los autores del presente artículo recomiendan que en el Lago Cocibolca se implemente un plan de manejo adecuado para controlar la población de tilapia y rescatar un ecosistema en peligro de colapso

  20. Individual Attitude toward Recycling of Municipal Solid Waste in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Tunmise A. Otitoju

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Attitudes of the waste generators in the community appears to be critical as their points of understanding in waste recycling eventually play a significant role in providing answers to municipal solid waste management problems in Lagos State. Individual involvement has a direct bearing on an effective recycling practice. This study investigates factors influencing individual waste recycling performance and their likelihood to participation in Lagos State. This paper presents the results of the quantitative survey administered among 201 individuals in Lagos State. The result shows that gender is significant towards waste recycling participation in Lagos. Result also shows that the lack of knowledge is the major limiting factors preventing individuals from waste recycling in Lagos State. The result also shows a significant difference between waste recyclers and non-waste recyclers on their requirements for participation towards regular awareness, workshop & exhibition likewise also showing an insignificant difference on individual requirements towards the provision of facilities, regular collection, incentives, and legislation in waste recycling

  1. Spatial data for sedimentation survey of Lago Caonillas, Utuado, Puerto Rico, September-November 2012

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    Soler-Lopez, Luis R.

    2016-01-01

    This data release contains spatial data for sedimentation survey of Lago Caonillas, Utuado, Puerto Rico and includes reservoir bottom contours and water depth data. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) owns and operates the Lago Caonillas reservoir, and since 1996, the reservoir has become an essential part of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) North Coast Superaqueduct Project. Construction of the Lago Caonillas reservoir was completed in 1948 to provide water for hydroelectric power generation along the northern coast of Puerto Rico. The reservoir had an original storage capacity of 55.66 million cubic meters (Mm 3 ). Because of the importance of Lago Caonillas to the North Coast Superaqueduct, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with PRASA, conducted a sedimentation survey of Lago Caonillas between September and November 2012. Data collection began in September 2012; however, low water levels restricted the survey extent to about half of the reservoir, leaving the river deltas unaccounted for. Intense rainfall during October 2012 raised the water level to spillway elevation, and the remaining part of the reservoir was then surveyed. The results of these surveys were used to update the reservoir water storage capacity and to estimate its useful life.

  2. The Lagos coast: Investigation of the long-term morphological impact of the Eko Atlantic City project

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    van Bentum, K.M.; Hoyng, C.W.; van Ledden, M.; Luijendijk, A.P.; Stive, M.J.F.

    2012-01-01

    The Lagos coast has been suffering high rates of erosion since the construction of three harbour moles, i.e. the West Mole, East Mole and the Training Mole, at the tidal inlet connecting the Lagos Lagoon to the South Atlantic Ocean. To provide for a permanent erosion mitigation measure and to create

  3. The Lagos coast: Investigation of the long-term morphological impact of the Eko Atlantic City project

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    van Bentum, K.M.; Hoyng, C.W.; van Ledden, M.; Luijendijk, A.P.; Stive, M.J.F.

    2012-01-01

    The Lagos coast has been suffering high rates of erosion since the construction of three harbour moles, i.e. the West Mole, East Mole and the Training Mole, at the tidal inlet connecting the Lagos Lagoon to the South Atlantic Ocean. To provide for a permanent erosion mitigation measure and to create

  4. Access to and Use of Reproductive Health Information among In-School Adolescent Girls in Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Nwalo, K. I. N.; Anasi, Stella N. I.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: This study investigated access to and use of reproductive health information among in-school adolescent girls in Lagos State, Nigeria. Design: Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Setting: The study sample consisted of 1,800 girls randomly selected from 18 public senior secondary schools in Lagos State. Method:…

  5. Mineralogical aspects of Morro de Seis Lagos deposit (Amazonas, Brazil).

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    Takehara, Lucy; Almeida, Marcelo; Silveira, Francisco

    2014-05-01

    The alkaline body Morro dos Seis Lagos, situated in the northwest Amazonian region, is a Nb bearing deposit formed by thick lateritic regolith as circular geological feature about 5 km in diameter. The host rock of this deposit is an intensely weathered siderite carbonatite. The alkaline intrusion body was formed during the late Mesozoic and enriched during the Cenozoic by process of denudation of the surrounding rocks and formation of lateritic cover with thickness in the order of hundreds of meters. In this process, enrichment of Nb, Fe, Ti, Mn, P and rare earth elements (REE) occurred where the lateritic regolith represents the major Nb mineralization, with estimated inferred reserves of 2.9 billion ton@ 2.8 % Nb2O5, one of the largest deposits of Nb in the world. The mineralogical composition of the lateritic regolith has the predominance of the goethite and hematite, followed by oxy - hydroxides of Mn, Ti - Nb oxides, pyrochlore, cerianite and phosphates. The lateritic regolith samples showed high contents of Fe2O3 40 %, and is followed by elevated Th concentration, which locally has concentration higher than (18%). Another REE mineral is the cerianite. The main manganese minerals are hollandite, romanechite (BaMn9O16[OH4] - mixtures of manganese oxides) and amorphous Mn oxy - hydroxides. The higher concentration of MnO2 (about 40 %) is restricted to manganesiferous range, where manganese minerals occur as layers and filling voids, indicating strong remobilization by later process.

  6. Palaeoglaciation of Parque Natural Lago de Sanabria, northwest Spain

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    Cowton, T.; Hughes, P. D.; Gibbard, P. L.

    2009-07-01

    Detailed geomorphological mapping provides evidence for at least three phases of glaciation in the Parque Natural Lago de Sanabria, in northwest Spain. The most extensive glaciation was characterised by a large plateau ice cap. A combination of geomorphological evidence and glacier modelling indicates that this ice cap covered an area of more than 440 km 2, with a maximum ice thickness of c. 300 m and outlet glaciers reaching as low as 1000 m. This represents the largest ice mass in Iberia outside the Pyrenees and one of the largest in the mountains of southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Radiocarbon dates from the base of lacustrine sequences appear to suggest that the most extensive phase of ice-cap glaciation occurred during the last cold stage (Weichselian) with deglaciation occurring before 14-15 ka 14C BP. A second phase of glaciation is recorded by the moraines of valley glaciers, which may have drained small plateau ice caps; whilst a final phase of glaciation is recorded by moraines in the highest cirques.

  7. Castelvecchio and Castiglione del Lago: Two new Italian iron meteorites

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    Moggi Cecchi, V.; Pratesi, G.; Caporali, S.; Herd, C. D. K.; Chen, G.

    2017-08-01

    Until 2016 only 38 Italian meteorites have been classified and published on the Meteoritical Bulletin Database. Among these, only 4 were irons. We here report the results of the analyses performed on two iron meteorites recovered in Italy. The first one, Castiglione del Lago, weighing 667g, was recovered in 1970. The textural features observed by means of both optical microscope and SEM, as well as SEM-EDX and ICP-MS analyses, allowed to classify it as IAB-MG iron. The second one, named Castelvecchio, has been recovered at Lignana, near Pontito, in August 2015. In the same locality a fireball was witnessed on October 23, 1986, by Mario Goiorani, a meteorite collector. The main mass, weighing 49.5g, was recovered inside a hollow. A chip, observed with both optical metallographic microscope and SEM, displayed no kamacite lamellae at the centimetric scale, suggesting a classification as IIAB iron. This classification was confirmed by ICP-MS analyses. Both meteorites have been approved by the Meteoritical Society in 2016 and published in the on-line Meteoritical Bulletin Database (https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor).

  8. Early experiences with microvascular free tissue transfer in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Bolaji O Mofikoya

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Microvascular free tissue transfer within our subregion is fraught with considerable challenges. We aim to highlight our experiences gained with our first fifteen cases of microvascular free tissue transfer at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. We believe our report will be useful to colleagues embarking on such reconstructions in similar settings. Materials and Methods: The clinical records of the first 15 cases of free flaps done at our center were reviewed. The indications for surgery, choice of flap, recipient vessels, duration of surgery and complications were noted. Results: Fifteen cases were done, 10 flaps survived, ten defects occurred following trauma while remaining five followed cancer resections. Anterolateral thigh and radial forearm flaps were the most common flap used. The mean duration of surgeries was 7.1 hours SD ± 1.10 hours. Our take back rate was 13.3%, with a salvage rate of 50%. Three flaps failed on account venous congestion while remaining two failed due to arterial occlusion. Conclusion: 66.67% free flap success rate recorded reflect our early experiences in our institution. We believe meticulous planning, careful vessel selection, close flap monitoring as well as improved infrastructural support can lead to much better success rates in microvascular reconstruction in our country.

  9. Etnomatemática y formación docente: el contexto argentino

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    Veronica Albanese

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo de revisión proporcionamos los elementos por los cuales consideramos importante desarrollar cursos de formación docente, con enfoque etnomatemático en su contenido y metodología, en el contexto argentino. Para esto nos proponemos: explorar algunas de las posturas teóricas existentes para la Etnomatemática; indagar metodologías innovadoras presentes en la literatura de cursos de formación para maestros y profesores en Etnomatemática y justificar con una revisión de la literatura en varias direcciones la oportunidad y factibilidad de realizar tales cursos en Argentina. Punto central del trabajo será la revisión de las directrices legislativas vigentes en Argentina y su conformidad con la perspectiva etnomatemática

  10. Escribiendo memorias de la dictadura: Las asignaturas pendientes del cine argentino

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    Susana Kaiser

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Por más de un cuarto de siglo, el cine argentino ha venido escribiendo memorias de la última dictadura (1976‑1983. La cámara convertida en historiadora se encuentra frente a ciertos desafíos. Qué pasó, por qué pasó, cómo pudo suceder, quiénes son los responsables, y cuáles son las secuelas en el tejido social, son algunas de las preguntas en busca de respuestas. Este artículo explora cómo se ha representado la dictadura y analiza cuatro películas de ficción producidas y estrenadas en este siglo veintiuno: Kamchatka (Marcelo Piñeyro, 2002, Cautiva (Gastón Biraben, 2003, Hermanas (Julia Solomonoff, 2004, y Crónica de una fuga (Israel Adrián Caetano, 2006.

  11. Las prácticas políticas del anarquismo argentino

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    Suriano, Juan

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    Full Text Available The author attempts to explain and analyce the relationship between the Argentine anarchists' actions and mobilizations and the country's formal political system, which in 1912 included universal suffrage. His main hypotesis is that the anarchists' self-alienation from the formal political struggle caused to a large extent the rapid decline of their movement.

    El presente artículo se propone explicar y analizar la relación entre la acción y la movilización anarquista y el sistema político formal, teniendo en cuenta la sanción del sufragio universal en 1912. La hipótesis central del trabajo sostiene que la automarginación anarquista de la lucha política formal contribuyó en gran medida a marcar la rápida decadencia del anarquismo argentino.

  12. Representaciones de la otredad en el cine argentino contemporáneo

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    Alfredo Dillon

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza los modos de representación de la otredad en tres películas del cine argentino contemporáneo: Bolivia (2001, Cama adentro (2004 y El hombre de al lado (2009. En las tres obras se problematiza la relación con la diferencia a partir de la presencia de personajes “otros” que encarnan formas de vida diversas: un inmigrante, una mucama y un vecino, respectivamente. Cada película propone, a su vez, una manera distinta de resolver la relación con la alteridad: desde la eliminación del otro hasta la conciliación, el cine ofrece un abanico de respuestas imaginarias para esta encrucijada social.

  13. Trabajo infantil con causa en la necesidad económica familiar: respuestas del derecho argentino

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    El trabajo de niños, niñas y adolescentes por debajo de la edad mínima de admisión al empleo con causa en la necesidad económica de su núcleo familiar, constituye una delicada problemática social de antigua data a nivel mundial y nacional. El presente trabajo contiene una descripción y reflexión de las respuestas jurídicas que brinda el Derecho argentino a esta problemática. Es decir, la respuesta del Derecho Laboral, en torno a la prohibición de contratar a menores que están por debajo de la...

  14. El proteccionismo en retirada. Las dificultades del Centro Azucarero Argentino (1912-1923

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    Lenis, María

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to analyze the impact that had the sanction of the so-called law Saavedra Lamas in the Centro Azucarero Argentino. Likewise it will try to explain of what way the arrival of the radicalism to the power, obliged the sugar trade union to change its strategies and practices of lobby. In this sense there will be contemplated the roll fulfilled by the Revista Azucarera, monthly publication of the Centro Azucarero, and for the representatives tucumanos in the Congress of the Nation. Finally, there will be examined the changes introduced by the statutory reform of 1923, especially there to will be attended the creation of the socalled regional commissions, especially that of Tucumán, and in that what measurement this process of decentralization was expressing the existing tensions among the sugar industrialists.

  15. The voluntad organizada. The CGT de los Argentinos, a Radical Union Experience

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    Juan Alberto Domingo Bozza

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper is framed by a collective project for research on the conditions of the rise of the "new left" in Argentina, during the 1960s. It offers an examination of a radical union experience: the CGT "de los argentinos", created in 1968. The article reconstructs the historic plot of the rise of the CGT, during the military government of the "Revolution Argentina". The paper analyzes the building of a pluralist trade unionism, anti-bureaucratic and decentralized; it investigates the contents of its anti-imperialist critic to the economic structures of Argentina; it describes its participation in social and political fights against the military regime, like the Cordobazo; it assess its strategy of alliances with the student movement, middle class, professionals and intellectuals and it points the obstacles and challenges that besieged and disintegrated the organization.

  16. Las acciones ambientales en el derecho argentino. Amparo ambiental y acción popular

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    María Laura Peluffo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Las acciones ambientales intentan tanto la recomposición del ambiente como el resarcimiento de los daños y perjuicios. Existen distintas acciones a través de las cuales se ha intentado acceder a la justicia a los fines de la tutela del derecho al ambiente sano de acuerdo con las disposiciones del artículo 41 de la Constitución nacional, y ello se ha prestado a diversas interpretaciones. El constituyente argentino previó una acción colectiva frente a un derecho de incidencia colectiva a todos los titulares del mismo, y el legislador, al reglamentar la prescripción constitucional, no legitima a cualquiera que no sea el titular del derecho a ejercer una acción, porque se trataría de una acción popular, y en Argentina no existe la misma.

  17. Apostillas sobre la Personalidad Jurídica Societaria en el Derecho Argentino.

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    Carlos A. Molina Sandoval

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El autor realiza un estudio pormenorizado del clásico, pero siempre actual, tema de la personalidad jurídica societaria en el derecho argentino. Luego de realizar una adecuada descripción de los debates doctrinarios, ingresa en los principales aspectos de la teoría general de la persona jurídica. No obstante sus atributos (denominación, patrimonio, capacidad, imagen, etc., señala que si bien la "realidad biológicamente natural" no está presente en las personas de existencia ideal, existe una factibilidad técnica de "imputar" una conducta o una consecuencia jurídica a un ente (o idea conformado por una pluralidad de individuos humanos: a un concepto que no tiene verdadera existencia real, pero que tiene personalidad porque el derecho así lo quiere.

  18. Pode-se dizer que há algo como um hiperrealismo sonoro no cinema argentino?

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    Fernando Morais da Costa

    2011-07-01

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    Nos últimos anos, é comum aplicar-se o conceito de hiper-realismo para descrever a relação entre sons e imagens no cinema comercial. No cinema brasileiro atual, tem-se observado que, como em demais cinematografias, começam a aparecer exemplos de hiper-realismo sonoro. A pergunta que este trabalho propõe é: pode-se dizer que se passa o mesmo com o cinema argentino contemporâneo? E, se a resposta for positiva, a questão se desdobra em: é certo afirmar que o exagero na representação dos sons que caracteriza a proposta hiper-realista surge da influência do cinema comercial norte-americano sobre as produções argentinas e brasileiras ou ela vem do contato com outras propostas estéticas?  

  19. Apostillas sobre la Personalidad Jurídica Societaria en el Derecho Argentino.

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    Carlos A. Molina Sandoval

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available El autor realiza un estudio pormenorizado del clásico, pero siempre actual, tema de la personalidad jurídica societaria en el derecho argentino. Luego de realizar una adecuada descripción de los debates doctrinarios, ingresa en los principales aspectos de la teoría general de la persona jurídica. No obstante sus atributos (denominación, patrimonio, capacidad, imagen, etc., señala que si bien la "realidad biológicamente natural" no está presente en las personas de existencia ideal, existe una factibilidad técnica de "imputar" una conducta o una consecuencia jurídica a un ente (o idea conformado por una pluralidad de individuos humanos: a un concepto que no tiene verdadera existencia real, pero que tiene personalidad porque el derecho así lo quiere.

  20. 令人陶醉的Santa Fe

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    潘小松

    1999-01-01

    假如用汉字代替Santa Fe,这个名字就失去了许多诗意。四百多年来,Santa Fe市吸引了全世界的人们。人们惊叹她的新墨西哥式的自然美,享受那里宜人的气候,赞美那丰富的西班牙和印第安文化。Santa Fe是美国最早的行政首府,也是贸易和宗教的中枢,还是音乐、建筑、美术和休闲的胜地。Santa Fe蜿蜒的小路、长着当地花草的园子和四周的山景都叫人心旷神怡。在美国没有别的城市像Santa Fe这样保护自己的文化并为之感到骄傲。她的自然美和人文传统赢得了神圣的赞誉。Santa Fe坐落在落基山脚下,每晚日落时分,这里一片鲜红,人们称之为"基督的血"。远在清教徒登陆普利茅斯之前,西班牙人就在Santa Fe建立了政府。今天,这座城市是世界旅游胜地,是美国第三大美术作品

  1. Ser Guaraní en el noroeste argentino: variantes de la construcción identitaria

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    Hirsch, Silvia

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to explore the ways in which the Guarani Indians of northwestern Argentina construct and define their identity and their ethnic borders. Also known as chiriguanos or ava, they arrived in Argentina from southern Bolivia towards the end of the 19th century and in the first decades of the 20th century. They are settled in the provinces of Salta and Jujuy and live in rural, urban and periurban communities, most of them no longer maintain their native language, although there are enclaves where the language is still maintained. The focus of this research is anthropological and comparative, it presents the history of the Guaraní setllement in northwest Argentina and seeks to explore the differences and similarities between the Guaraní communities and their notions of identity.

    El objetivo de este artículo es explorar de que manera los indígenas guaraní del noroeste argentino construyen y definen su identidad y sus fronteras étnicas. También conocidos como chiriguanos o ava, llegaron al país desde el sur de Bolivia a partir de fines del siglo XIX, y en las primeras tres décadas del siglo XX. Los guaraní se encuentran ubicados en las provincias de Salta y Jujuy y habitan comunidades rurales, urbanas o periurbanas, en su mayoría dejaron de hablar su lengua, si bien hay “enclaves” en donde el uso de la lengua se mantiene vigente en la vida cotidiana. El enfoque de esta investigación es antropológico y comparativo, presenta la historia del asentamiento guaraní en el noroeste argentino e intenta indagar en las diferencias y similitudes que se encuentran en las distintas comunidades guaraní y en su definición identitaria.

  2. Definiendo modelos de administración electoral. El caso argentino a examen

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    Vanesa Valverde Camiña

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Los regímenes democráticos de América Latina han superado en una gran mayoría la fase de consolidación democrática, lo que actualmente sitúa su análisis en una cuestión de calidad. Si bien la calidad de la democracia es un concepto que parte indudablemente de los principios poliárquicos (Alcántara, 2008, éste abarca múltiples elementos entre los que la Administración Electoral juega un papel determinante como garantizadora de unas verdaderas elecciones limpias, libres e imparciales. La Administración Electoral en la región latinoamericana se presenta en diversos modelos que se articulan en un continuo cuyos extremos están marcados por la total independencia formal-legal de los Organismos de Gestión Electoral –OGE- y la dependencia de éstos respecto de los Poderes del Estado. Considerando que la literatura al respecto apuesta por la independencia de estos OGE para su correcto desempeño (Hartlyn, McCoy y Mustillo, 2008, en este trabajo se pretende llevar a cabo un análisis desde la perspectiva de los ciudadanos y legisladores argentinos del modelo de administración electoral argentino, que se caracteriza por cierta dependencia de sus OGE respecto del Ejecutivo y del Poder Judicial (López Pintor, 2000, para observar si esta dependencia tiene relación con el acusado descenso de la participación electoral en las últimas elecciones presidenciales de octubre de 2007, cuyo porcentaje (76,20% es el menor desde el regreso a la democracia.

  3. La Sabana de Bogotá y su lago en el Pleniglacial Medio

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    Hamenn Thomas Van Der

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    Full Text Available Durante buena parte del Pleistoceno (últimos  2.5 millones de años, la Sabana de Bogotá fue un lago. En su extensa historia presenta cambios frecuentes de nivel, especialmente durante las épocas interglaciales en las cuales el lago se contraía y dejaba una amplia zona pantanosa y boscosa entre su orilla y el pie de los cerros (VAN DER HAMMEN & GONZÁLEZ 1960-1963; HOOGHIEMSTRA,1984. Durante el último interglacial y en los interestadiales y estadiales de la parte temprana del último glacial existía un lago relativamente grande; en los bordes y especialmente en la parte baja de los valles que desembocan a la Sabana (como el de Tenjo se encontraba vegetación pantanosa, especialmente con Alnus acuminata (Aliso acompañado en ocasiones de Weinmannia sp. y Vallea stipularis.

  4. Parâmetros morfométricos da Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, Estado de Minas Gerais: comparação de duas metodologias. = Morphometric features of Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais State: comparison of two methodologies.

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    José Fernandes Bezerra-Neto

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo avaliou a precisão de dois protocolos usados para a confecção de uma carta batimétrica para a Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil. Numa segunda etapa, o estudo estimou todos os parâmetros morfométricos primários e secundários desse ambiente. Finalmente, o estudo avaliou a importância dessas informações na qualidade de água e na ecologia geral do sistema. Os protocolos foram baseados no uso de dois sistemas distintos, usados para o levantamento batimétrico: uma ecossonda Biosonics DT-X (Biosoncs Inc. e um Ecobatímetro SonarLite (Ohmnex Ltda, ambosacoplados a um D-GPS (Differential Global Positioning System para a obtenção das coordenadas geográficas de cada profundidade medida. A Lagoa Central de Lagoa Santa é um pequeno lago natural, raso (Zmax The goal of this study was to verify the utility and accuracy of two tools to obtain a bathymetric chart for Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil and also to assess the morphometric parameters of the lake and their implications in the ecology of this system. The tested tools were the Biosonics DT-X (Biosonics Inc. echosounder and the SonarLite (Ohmnex Ltda bathymeter, both coupled to a Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS to obtain thegeographic coordinates associated with the depth in each point. Lagoa Central is a small, shallow (Zmax < 7.5 m, with low relative depth values (Zr = 0.5% and concave. This makes the water body less prone to thermal stratification and more susceptible to eutrophication. Both investigated equipments demonstrated to be suitable for the survey, user-friendly, low-cost and with sub-metric accuracy.

  5. Road traffic administration and management in the third world mega-city: Lagos, Nigeria

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    R.A. Asiyanbola

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Observation from the literature shows that a city can only be as big as its transportation facilities can enable its people goes about their businesses, move and distribute their goods and services. In spite of these positive aspects of urban transportation system on one side of the coin, the other side of the coin reflects its negative impact that relate to traffic management and administration and road safety. The daily movement of people and freights within and outside the mega-city of LAGOS is becoming more difficult and complex. This is reflected in the increasing bumper-to-bumper traffic being experienced in the mega-city of Lagos during 6.30 am – 11.30am morning peak hours and (3.00pm – 7.30 pm evening peak hours. It now seems that traffic congestions are becoming forcefully acceptable excuses for workers being late to work in Lagos metropolis. One approach at solving this problem adopted by the Lagos State Government is traffic management through the establishment of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA. Traffic management could be regarded as a systematic and sustained effort on directing and controlling all traffics on our roads to make them free from negative effects of the transport system. The aim of this research work was to assess the impact of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA with particular reference on the efforts to reduce road traffic problems. Both secondary and primary data sources that were collected in 2008 were used in the study. Policy implications of the findings are discussed in the paper.

  6. Diez años de monitoreo limnológico de un lago natural modificado en los trópicos: el lago Cote, Costa Rica

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    Gerardo Umaña

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    Full Text Available Esta localizado a 650m sobre el nivel del mar en el límite entre las llanuras del Norte y la vertiente del Pacífico en la Cordillera de Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Al inicio de la década de 1980 se construyó una represa en el río de desagüe y el caudal de salida fue desviado hacia el Embalse Arenal. Se realizó un primer estudio entre 1990 y 1991, y luego en el año 2001 antes de que se construyera una nueva modificación del lago mediante el levantamiento del nivel de la presa en un metro con el fin de utilizar la descarga para la producción de energía hidroeléctrica. Del 2002 al 2010 se realizó un monitoreo limnológico dos veces al año. Aquí se presenta un análisis de las principales características y de los cambios a través del tiempo. El lago es polimíctico discontinuo y desarrolla una termoclina intermitente a 6m de profundidad, la cual puede perdurar por varios días o semanas a juzgar por el desarrollo de una capa anóxica cercana al fondo. Desde su modificación la temperatura superficial del lago ha alcanzado valores mayores a los reportados con anterioridad. El hipolimnion muestra periodos de hipoxia a anoxia que se han vuelto más frecuentes. A pesar de la turbidez del lago, la concentración de nutrientes y de clorofila a son bajos. La tendencia en tiempos recientes es a una reducción de la clorofila a y un aumento en la trasparencia del agua. Estos cambios son similares a los observados en lagos donde se ha logrado atribuirlos al cambio climático global. También se pueden deber a la modificación del flujo del efluente por la operación intermitente de la planta hidroeléctrica, que favorece la acumulación de calor en la columna de agua. Esto debido a que otros factores, como el cambio en el uso del suelo en los alrededores del lago ocurrieron en la década de 1980, por lo que no se les puede atribuir una influencia en los cambios observados en los últimos 10 años.

  7. Tratamiento de los defectos del cartílago articular en la rodilla

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    Las lesiones condrales y osteocondrales en la rodilla aparecen en gente joven, activa y con gran expectativa de vida. Estás suponen un gran problema, puesto que este una vez destruido, ya no se repara. Debido a la escasa capacidad intrínseca de curación del cartílago, sus lesiones tienden a causar morbilidad en forma de dolor articular y disfunción. Existen diferentes técnicas quirúrgicas que mejoran la sintomatología y la historia natural de las lesiones condrales. Las lesiones del cartílago...

  8. Using satellite images to monitor glacial-lake outburst floods: Lago Cachet Dos drainage, Chile

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    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is monitoring and analyzing glacial-lake outburst floods (GLOFs) in the Colonia valley in the Patagonia region of southern Chile. A GLOF is a type of flood that occurs when water impounded by a glacier or a glacial moraine is released catastrophically. In the Colonia valley, GLOFs originating from Lago Cachet Dos, which is dammed by the Colonia Glacier, have recurred periodically since 2008. The water discharged during these GLOFs flows under or through the Colonia Glacier, into Lago Colonia and then the Río Colonia, and finally into the Río Baker—Chile's largest river in terms of volume of water.

  9. Diseños y efectos de las políticas de innovación productiva a escala regional: el fontar en Santa Fe (2002-2012

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    Daniel Alberto Comba

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza el diseño institucional y los efectos en la Provincia de Santa Fe de las políticas de innovación productivas implementadas por el Estado argentino en el período 2002-2012. Para estudiar el «diseño» se tienen en cuenta las características de los instrumentos, la población objetivo y su orientación; en tanto que para «los efectos» se observan el nivel de distribución de los beneficios, el grado de concentración geográfica y las características de los actores que efectivamente se beneficiaron. Como caso de estudio, se identifica al Fondo Tecnológico Argentino (fontar, centrando el análisis en el período 2002-2012. Los resultados de la investigación dan cuenta que ante instrumentos orientados a la demanda, con un diseño que concibe a la población objetivo de manera homogénea y que tienen una distribución competitiva y horizontal de los beneficios, tienden a concentrarse en pocos actores, con trayectoria y ubicados en los centros económicamente más dinámicos.

  10. Guardianes de la memoria. La conmemoración del golpe militar entre los exiliados argentinos en México

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    Susana Sosenski

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo reconstruye la conmemoración pública y colectiva entre los exiliados argentinos en México del 24 de marzo, fecha del golpe militar que sufrió Argentina en 1976 y que inició la última dictadura en ese país. Para miles de hombres, mujeres y niños esta fecha significó la irrupción violenta de la historia nacional en su historia personal. Entre los exiliados políticos argentinos en México el 24 de marzo aparece como un lugar de la memoria, como un espacio de lucha y de exigencia de justicia. El acercamiento que aquí se propone reinterpreta el exilio a partir de la conmemoración, de su uso, sus sentidos, intenciones y actores.

  11. Self-medication for infants with colic in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Oshikoya, Kazeem A; Senbanjo, Idowu O; Njokanma, Olisamedua F

    2009-02-04

    Infantile colic is a self-limiting condition that is distributed worldwide. It is often misdiagnosed as an organic disease for which an infant is admitted to the hospital. Many studies have described the aetiopathogenesis, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of colic but none has evaluated self-medication for infants with colic. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the knowledge of Nigerian mothers about colic, their home-based management, extent of self-medication for the infants with colic and the types of medicines involved. It is a prospective study conducted at the vaccination clinics of 20 primary health care centres, each from different Local Government Areas in Lagos, Nigeria. Eight hundred mothers that brought their infants for vaccination between April and September, 2006 were interviewed with open-and close-ended questionnaire. Six hundred and eighty three (85.4%) mothers claimed they had a good knowledge of colic. Incessant and excessive cry was the main clinical feature of colic identified by 430(62.9%) mothers. Three hundred and seventy eight (67.7%) infants were treated by self-medication, 157 (28.1%) sought medical intervention and 17 (3.1%) were treated at a traditional birth attendant home. Herbal medicines constituted 51.8% of the self-medicated medicines, of which 48 (26.2%) were "Ororo Ogiri". Nospamin (49.5%) and Gripe water (43.0%) were the two frequently prescribed and self-medicated medicines for infants with colic. Nigerian mothers are deficient in their knowledge of colic. Self-medication was the most frequently used home-based intervention. Health education would appear necessary to improve parental management of this self-limiting condition.

  12. Groundwater Quality Assessment near a Municipal Landfill, Lagos, Nigeria

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    E.O. Longe

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The current research examined the level of groundwater contamination near a municipal landfill sitein Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Water quality parameters (physico-chemical andheavy metals of leachate and groundwater samples were analyzed. The mean concentrations of all measuredparameters except NO3G, PO4+ and CrG conform to the stipulated World Health Organization potable waterstandards and the Nigerian Standard for Drinking Water Quality. Mean concentration values for TDS, DO,NH4+, SO4+, PO4+, NO3G and ClG are 9.17 mg LG1, 3.19 mg LG1, 0.22 mg LG1, 1.60 mg LG1, 10.73 mg LG1, 38.5mg LG1 and 7.80 mg LG1 respectively. The mean concentration values for Fe, Mn, Zn and Cr- in groundwatersamples are 0.07mg LG1, 0.08mg LG1, 0.08mg LG1 and 0.44mg LG1 respectively. The current results showinsignificant impact of the landfill operations on the groundwater resource. The existing soil stratigraphy atthe landfill site consisting of clay and silty clay is deduced to have significantly influenced natural attenuationof leachate into the groundwater resource. It is however observed that in the absence of a properly designedleachate collection system, uncontrolled accumulation of leachates at the base of the landfill pose potentialcontamination risk to groundwater resource in the very near future. The research recommends an upgrade ofthe solous landfill to a standard that would guarantee adequate protection of both the surface and thegroundwater resources in the locality.

  13. Fixed drug eruption at a dermatology clinic in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Olusola Olabisi Ayanlowo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Fixed drug eruption (FDE is common cutaneous drug eruption characterized by the development of one or more annular, oval, erythematous, and hyperpigmented patches as a result of systemic exposure to a drug. Drugs causing FDE vary with prevailing diseases and prescription pattern in different parts of the world. This study is aimed at reviewing cases of FDE seen at the dermatology outpatient clinic of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH over a 9-year period, highlighting the spectrum of drugs implicated and the clinical characteristics. Materials and Methods: Data were obtained from the clinic records and patients' case notes. These included the demographic details, duration of presentation, drugs implicated, and clinical characteristics. Results: FDE was diagnosed in 1.8% (295/16,160 of patients seen. There was a slight female preponderance. Antimalarials were the commonest group of medications implicated (51.0% followed by antibiotics (27.9%; analgesics (10.2%, herbal toothpaste (6.1%, and oral hypoglycemic agents (4.1%. Sulfonamides were the commonest group of drugs found in 78 patients (53.1% predominantly as sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine antimalarials and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole antibiotics (co-trimoxazole. Conclusion: Concerted efforts are needed to discourage over-the-counter sales and purchase of nonprescription sulfonamide-based medications. A change in prescription pattern from sulfonamides to other classes of antimalarials and antibiotics is desirable and/or recommended. Patients should inform their caregivers at any point of care about their reaction to drugs. It is advised that they have a list of common implicating drugs and they wear a medic alert or carry an ID card bearing this information.

  14. Self-medication for infants with colic in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Oshikoya Kazeem A

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Infantile colic is a self-limiting condition that is distributed worldwide. It is often misdiagnosed as an organic disease for which an infant is admitted to the hospital. Many studies have described the aetiopathogenesis, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of colic but none has evaluated self-medication for infants with colic. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the knowledge of Nigerian mothers about colic, their home-based management, extent of self-medication for the infants with colic and the types of medicines involved. Methods It is a prospective study conducted at the vaccination clinics of 20 primary health care centres, each from different Local Government Areas in Lagos, Nigeria. Eight hundred mothers that brought their infants for vaccination between April and September, 2006 were interviewed with open-and close-ended questionnaire. Results Six hundred and eighty three (85.4% mothers claimed they had a good knowledge of colic. Incessant and excessive cry was the main clinical feature of colic identified by 430(62.9% mothers. Three hundred and seventy eight (67.7% infants were treated by self-medication, 157 (28.1% sought medical intervention and 17 (3.1% were treated at a traditional birth attendant home. Herbal medicines constituted 51.8% of the self-medicated medicines, of which 48 (26.2% were "Ororo Ogiri". Nospamin® (49.5% and Gripe water® (43.0% were the two frequently prescribed and self-medicated medicines for infants with colic. Conclusion Nigerian mothers are deficient in their knowledge of colic. Self-medication was the most frequently used home-based intervention. Health education would appear necessary to improve parental management of this self-limiting condition.

  15. Gestational thrombocytopaenia among pregnant women in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Sarah Oluwatayo Ajibola

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    Full Text Available Background: Thrombocytopaenia is a common haematologic abnormality during pregnancy. Pregnant women with thrombocytopenia have a higher risk of bleeding excessively during or after childbirth, particularly if they need to have a caesarean section or other surgical intervention during pregnancy, labour or in the puperium. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of gestational thrombocytopaenia among pregnant women reporting for antenatal care at tertiary health care centres in Lagos. Materials and Methods: Platelet count was analyzed in 274 consecutive pregnant women who gave informed consent and 70 non-pregnant female staff of the hospitals. Platelet count was performed on each sample using the Sysmex KN-21N automated haematology analyzer. The study design was cross-sectional, proportions were analyzed for statistical significance with the chi-square, and Odds ratio was also calculated. Thrombocytopaenia is classically defined as a platelet count of less than 150 × 10 [9] /L. [3],[4] Counts from 100 to 150 × 10 [9] /L are considered mildly depressed, 50 to 100 × 10 [9] /L are moderately depressed and less than 50 × 10 [9] /L are severely depressed. Results: Thirty-four (13.5% pregnant women were thrombocytopaenic compared with three (4.3% non-pregnant women. This was statistically significant; P = 0.03; Odds ratio: 3.5 (95% CI 1.03-11.82. Out of the 37 pregnant women who were thrombocytopaenic, most of them (78% had mild thrombocytopenia, only 6% had severe thrombocytopaenia. Conclusion: The prevalence of gestational thrombocytopaenia in this study was 13.5%. Although majority of the pregnant women had mild thrombocytopaenia, healthcare providers should screen all pregnant women routinely for thrombocytopaenia to avoid excessive bleeding during or after childbirth.

  16. Ordenamiento de la minería de materiales de construcción en las Islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina, Colombia

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    Hernández Almanza Primitivo

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available El objeto de este trabajo radica en brindar soluciones a la problemática de abastecimiento de materiales de construcción (grava, gravilla, arenas en las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina. Para ello, exploró soluciones de plan de cierres de minas abandonadas antitécnicamente y analizó alternativas de abastecimiento con el modelo de impacto-aptitud del territorio. Consideró como alternativas de ordenamiento minero-ambiental, la importación de materiales de construcción a la extracción ordenada en la misma isla de Providencia. Valoró cuatro zonas y, con la participación de los actores involucrados, variables físicas, antrópicas; considerando matrices de impacto-aptitud, propuso una zona para el desarrollo minero sostenible para abastecer parte de la demanda de dichos materiales en el Archipiélago.

  17. Influencia de los estilos de atribución en la inteligencia emocional de los estudiantes argentinos

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objeto del presente estudio es analizar cómo influyen los estilos de atribución en la inteligencia emocional de los estudiantes argentinos. Para ello, se ha utilizado la escala de Causalidad Multidimensional Multiatribucional, en el caso de la atribución, con una fiabilidad de .67, mientras que, para la inteligencia emocional, se han empleado los instrumentos Trait Meta-Mood Scale (TMMS y Schutte Self Report Inventory (SSRI, -fiabilidad de .851-. El trabajo fue realizado en una muestra de 376 estudiantes argentinos (69% mujeres y 31% hombres. Los resultados, obtenidos a través de ecuaciones estructurales, indican que todos las adscripciones causales propuestas por Weiner y cols. (1971: capacidad, esfuerzo, dificultad y suerte, influyen en el dominio emocional, tanto en lo concerniente al éxito como al fracaso. Aún más, los aspectos que más peso presentan en el control emocional de los estudiantes argentinos son el esfuerzo asociado al éxito y la suerte asociada al éxito.

  18. 78 FR 66982 - Santa Clara Pueblo Disaster #NM-00039

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    ... ADMINISTRATION Santa Clara Pueblo Disaster NM-00039 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice... for the Santa Clara Pueblo (FEMA- 4151-DR), dated 10/29/2013. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding... disaster: Primary Areas: Santa Clara Pueblo. The Interest Rates are: Percent For Physical Damage:...

  19. 27 CFR 9.126 - Santa Clara Valley.

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    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Santa Clara Valley. 9.126... Santa Clara Valley. (a) Name. The name of the viticultural area described in this section is “Santa Clara Valley.” (b) Approved Maps. The appropriate maps for determining the boundaries of the...

  20. Perceptions and Concerns about Inclusive Education among Students with Visual Impairments in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Brydges, Colton; Mkandawire, Paul

    2017-01-01

    This article examines the perceptions of inclusive education in Lagos, Nigeria, based upon in-depth interviews conducted with students with visual impairments during the month of July 2013. The results and discussions are situated within critical disability theory. Despite decades of inclusive education policies, the findings of the study show…

  1. Transnational business and family strategies among Chinese/Nigerian couples in Guangzhou and Lagos

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    Lan, S.

    2015-01-01

    Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Guangzhou and Lagos, this paper explores transnational trade activities and family strategies among Chinese/Nigerian interracial couples in the context of growing China/Africa trade relations and the recent tightening of China's immigration control. It examines how

  2. Seccional del Lago Lleu Lleu extracto del resumen ejecutivo del estudio

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    Manuel Durán

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available En el siguiente reportaje se presentan los estudios contratados por el MINVU Planes Seccionales del Lago Lleu Lleu y del Lago Pangue; realizados por las oficinas de Manuel Durán y Lira y Peña Asoc. A continuación entrevistamos al Sr. Tito Rojas, ex Director Regional de SERNATUR y actual Gobernador de la Provincia de Arauco, y a Patricio Aguirre, Director de la Carrera de Turismo del DUOC-UC sede Concepción. Mientras que los instrumentos de planificación desarrollan estrategias específicas para potenciar el turismo aprovechando las potencialidades del recurso lacustre; los entrevistados nos dan su opinión en cuanto a diversos aspectos relacionados con el turismo y los lagos de esta zona: el delicado equilibrio entre turismo y protección de los recursos; las potencialidades de las áreas aledañas a los lagos Pangue y Lleu Lleu; el patrimonio paisajístico y cultural de la provincia de Arauco, entre otros, son los aspectos que se exponen en las próximas páginas.

  3. El ultrasonido: desde el murciélago hasta la cardiología no invasiva

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    Fabián Dávila

    2017-03-01

    Conclusiones: Grandes avances se han logrado en consecuencia con la evolución del ultrasonido en medicina, su inicio en la ecolocalización descrita en los murciélagos hasta la ultrasonografía cardiaca en 3 D, han permitido el desarrollo de nuevas no invasivas en la medicina cardiovascular.

  4. The Succession Dispute to the Throne of Lagos and the British ...

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    Ologun Kutere also built up Lagos as a considerable military power, its strength ... assistance from Porto Novo, attacked and destroyed Badagry in an attempt to enforce ..... allow any slave trader to reside at their port, or at any place within their.

  5. Funding Mobilization and Capacity Building Programmes for Knowledge Creation among Employees in Lagos State Tertiary Institutions

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    Aina, Sola; Oladega, Taofiki; Akejelu, Mary Aliyenju

    2012-01-01

    This paper investigated the relationship between funding/resource mobilization and capacity building programmes for knowledge creation among employees in tertiary institutions in Lagos State. The ex post facto research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consists of all the teaching and non-teaching employees in all the…

  6. Sedimentation Survey of Lago Toa Vaca, Puerto Rico, June-July 2002

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    Soler-López, Luis R.

    2004-01-01

    The Lago Toa Vaca dam is located in the municipality of Villalba in southern Puerto Rico, and is owned and operated by the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority. Construction was completed in 1972 as the first phase of a multi-purpose project that contemplated four possible diversions from other basins to mitigate the rapid storage capacity loss of Lago Guayabal, located immediately downstream of the Toa Vaca dam. The latter phases of the intra-basin diversions were cancelled, and currently, the reservoir receives runoff from only 56.8 square kilometers of its drainage area. Lago Toa Vaca reservoir when constructed was to be used for irrigation of croplands in the southern coastal plain. The reservoir had an original storage capacity of 68.94 million cubic meters. Sedimentation has reduced the storage capacity by only 7 percent between 1972 and 2002 to 64.08 million cubic meters. This represents a long-term sedimentation rate of about 162,000 cubic meters per year. Based on the 2002 sedimentation survey, Lago Toa Vaca has a sediment trapping efficiency of about 98 percent and a drainage area-normalized sedimentation rate of about 3,086 cubic meters per square kilometer per year between 1972 and 2002. At the current long-term sedimentation rate the reservoir would lose its storage capacity by the year 2400.

  7. Sero-prevalence of hepatitis C virus among blood donors in Lagos ...

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    Sero-prevalence of hepatitis C virus among blood donors in Lagos, Nigeria. ... PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH ... The prevalence of Hepatitis C virus (HCV), one of the causative agents of viral hepatitis was investigated. ... Senegal (6); Sierra Leone (1); South Africa (96); South Sudan (1); Sudan (3) ...

  8. Transnational business and family strategies among Chinese/Nigerian couples in Guangzhou and Lagos

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    Lan, S.

    2015-01-01

    Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Guangzhou and Lagos, this paper explores transnational trade activities and family strategies among Chinese/Nigerian interracial couples in the context of growing China/Africa trade relations and the recent tightening of China's immigration control. It examines how

  9. SIG Y TELEDETECCIÓN EN INVESTIGACIONES ARQUEOLÓGICAS DEL CHACO ARGENTINO (GIS and Remote Sensing in the Archaeological Research of the Argentine Chaco

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    Guillermo N. Lamenza

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo se enmarca dentro de un proyecto interdisciplinario cuyo objetivo general es reconstruir el proceso biocultural prehispánico y el uso del espacio en el Gran Chaco sudamericano (Proyecto UNLP-CONICET: Dinámica Cultural Chaqueña en el Holoceno Tardío. Esta región se presenta como una extensa llanura caracterizada por sus bosques y humedales, comprende un territorio que supera el millón de km² y se ubica en la porción centro-sur del continente. De manera específica, el sector correspondiente al territorio argentino se extiende desde el río Pilcomayo hasta aproximadamente el paralelo 30°, incluyendo las provincias de Chaco, Formosa, Santiago del Estero y, parcialmente, las de Salta, Jujuy, Tucumán, La Rioja, Catamarca, San Juan, San Luis, Córdoba, Santa Fe y Corrientes. Se presentan los resultados de las últimas investigaciones arqueológicas abocadas a la localización de asentamientos humanos prehispánicos y su vinculación con el paisaje. Se procedió a la utilización de Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG, procesamiento digital de imágenes y teledetección para la sistematización y creación de nueva información. Como resultado, se obtuvo un algoritmo que integra cartografía temática de utilidad arqueológica y permite establecer zonas de potencialidad diferencial para la localización de sitios arqueológicos. Esta contribución constituye un avance en las investigaciones arqueológicas regionales permitiendo, por un lado, la puesta en valor patrimonial y, a su vez, optimizar las tareas de prospección y relevamiento de sitios. ENGLISH: This work is part of an interdisciplinary project whose overall objective is to reconstruct the pre-Hispanic biocultural process and use of space in the South American Gran Chaco (UNLP-CONICET Project Dinámica Cultural Chaqueña en el Holoceno Tardío. This region appears as a vast plain characterized by its forests and wetlands, comprising an area of over one million km

  10. Distribución de Lutzomyia longipalpis en el Chaco Argentino, 2010 Distribution of Lutzomyia longipalpis in the Chaco region, Argentina, 2010

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    Oscar D. Salomón

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    Full Text Available El riesgo de leishmaniasis visceral (LV urbana epidémica se registró por primera vez en la Argentina en el año 2004, por presencia del vector Lutzomyia longipalpis en la provincia de Formosa, la provincia de Misiones registra casos de LV humana, LV canina y vector en el año 2006, y la provincia de Corrientes en el verano 2008-2009. En la provincia de Santiago del Estero los casos de LV humana y LV canina en el año 2008 estuvieron asociados posiblemente a vectores secundarios. Por ello, para conocer la distribución del riesgo en la región del Chaco, entre enero y abril del 2010 se realizó la búsqueda sistemática del vector de LV en 30 localidades de las provincias de Formosa, Chaco y en la ciudad de Reconquista, Santa Fe (224 trampas/noche. Se comprobó la presencia de Lu. longipalpis, por primera vez, en las localidades de Resistencia y Puerto Antequera (Chaco. En Clorinda y Puerto Pilcomayo (Formosa se obtuvieron las trampas con más ejemplares, 158 y 241 Lu. longipalpis trampa/sitio/noche respectivamente. Los resultados muestran que el vector de la LV urbana epidémica continúa dispersándose en el territorio argentino, habiendo ingresado a la provincia de Chaco. La notificación de casos esporádicos en la región chaqueña, transmitidos por vectores secundarios, como Lu. migonei, podría aumentar también debido a la vigilancia intensificada, y a la dispersión del parásito asociada al tránsito de perros infectados, sintomáticos o asintomáticos.The appearance of the vector of visceral leishmaniasis (VL Lutzomyia longipalpis in the province of Formosa in 2004 was associated with urban epidemic risk for the first time in Argentina. During 2006, vectors, canine and human cases of VL were reported in the province of Misiones, and in summer 2008-2009, in the province of Corrientes. In Santiago del Estero province in 2008, cases of human and canine VL were associated with secondary vectors. Therefore, with the aim to know the

  11. Contours--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for the bathymetric contours for several seafloor maps (see sheets 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map...

  12. Santa Legends From Around the World

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    The tradition of children receiving gifts during the month of December is relatively the same no matter where you go in the world, but the character that brings the gifts can vary quite a bit from country to country. The following are the top five Santa legends from around the world.

  13. Ecotourism: The Santa Elena Rainforest Project.

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    Wearing, Stephen

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    Describes an ecotourism project in which the community of Santa Elena, Costa Rica, are developing a rainforest reserve on government land leased permanently to the local high school. Discusses the impact of the project on the community's economy and environment. (Contains 30 references.) (MDH)

  14. Bathymetry--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for the bathymetry and shaded-relief maps (see sheets 1, 2, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The...

  15. Santa Fe Junior College, Gainesville, Florida.

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    The design of Santa Fe Junior College is examined, beginning with the development of an educational philosophy. Subsequent design decisions are based largely upon this philosophy which emphasizes the development of the individual student and the fulfillment of his needs. Further, the need for flexibility is recognized and is an important aspect of…

  16. Hyperspectral Ocean Color Science: Santa Barbara Channel

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    goal of the PnB in situ sampling program is to develop state-of-the- art ocean color algorithms for Case II waters like those found in the Santa Barbara...S.Maritorena and W. Robinson, 1999: Atmospheric correction of satellite ocean color imagery: The black pixel assumption. Submitted to Applied Optics. Toole

  17. Sedimentation survey of Lago Caonillas, Utuado, Puerto Rico, September–November 2012

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    Soler-Lopez, Luis R.

    2016-11-09

    During September–November 2012, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, conducted a sedimentation survey of Lago Caonillas to estimate current (2012) reservoir storage capacity and the recent (2000–2012) reservoir sedimentation rate by comparing the 2012 bathymetric survey data with the February 2000 data. The Lago Caonillas storage capacity, which was 42.27 million cubic meters in February 2000, decreased to 39.55 million cubic meters by September–November 2012. The intersurvey (2000–2012) storage capacity loss was about 6 percent, corresponding to a decrease of about 0.5 percent per year; this loss represents a reservoir sedimentation rate of about 226,670 cubic meters per year between 2000 and 2012. On a long-term basis, however, the sedimentation rate has remained nearly constant, decreasing from about 257,500 to 251,720 cubic meters per year during 1948–2000 and 1948–2012, respectively. Most of the sediment accumulation and associated storage capacity loss of Lago Caonillas has occurred within the eastern and Río Caonillas branches of the reservoir. In the vicinity of the Caonillas Dam, minor sediment deposition and scour have occurred. The Lago Caonillas drainage area sediment yield has decreased by about 2 percent since the previous survey, from 1,266 cubic meters per square kilometer per year in 2000 to 1,237 cubic meters per square kilometer per year in 2012. If the long-term sedimentation rate of 251,720 cubic meters per year remains constant, the useful life of Lago Caonillas may end in about 2169.

  18. Assessing the deep drilling potential of Lago de Tota, Colombia, with a seismic survey

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    Bird, B. W.; Wattrus, N. J.; Fonseca, H.; Velasco, F.; Escobar, J.

    2015-12-01

    Reconciling orbital-scale patterns of inter-hemispheric South American climate during the Quaternary requires continuous, high-resolution paleoclimate records that span multiple glacial cycles from both hemispheres. Southern Andean Quaternary climates are represented by multi-proxy results from Lake Titicaca (Peru-Bolivia) spanning the last 400 ka and by pending results from the Lago Junin Drilling Project (Peru). Although Northern Andean sediment records spanning the last few million years have been retrieved from the Bogota and Fúquene Basins in the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes, climatic reconstructions based on these cores have thus far been limited to pollen-based investigations. When viewed together with the Southern Hemisphere results, these records suggest an anti-phased hemispheric climatic response during glacial cycles. In order to better assess orbital-scale climate responses, however, independent temperature and hydroclimate proxies from the Northern Hemisphere are needed in addition to vegetation histories. As part of this objective, an effort is underway to develop a paleoclimate record from Lago de Tota (3030 m asl), the largest lake in Colombia and the third largest lake in the Andes. One of 17 highland tectonic basins in Eastern Cordillera, Lago de Tota formed during Tertiary uplift that deformed pre-foreland megasequences, synrift and back-arc megasequences. The precise age and thickness of sediments in the Lago de Tota basin has not previously been established. Here, we present results from a recent single-channel seismic reflection survey collected with a small (5 cubic inch) air gun and high-resolution CHIRP sub-bottom data. With these data, we examine the depositional history and sequence stratigraphy of Lago de Tota and assess its potential as a deep drilling target.

  19. Stakeholders views on why child overweight and obesity is rising in Lagos, Nigeria: A qualitative study

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    Adeteju A Adedini

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objective: According to the World Health Organization, the number of obese children would increase to 70 million by 2025 if no intervention is made. An increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among school children in Lagos State, Nigeria has been established, but specific factors promoting its prevalence are unknown. The aim of this study was to elicit the views of stakeholders on the perceived causes for the rise in child overweight and obesity. Methods: Five focus group discussions were conducted with different groups of stakeholders involved in child care, namely: Parents, teachers, and healthcare givers. Participants were recruited using a purposive sampling method; a structured question guide was employed for the discussion sessions. The discussions were recorded, collated, and analyzed using grounded theory to extract themes. Results: Six themes emerged as factors responsible for the rise, of which civilization and lifestyle imbalance of the populace emerged as the prominent cause. Of the fifty respondents, 76% of respondents identified parents (particularly young mothers as major contributors to the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children of Lagos State; and 52.3% of the participants reported that a direct relationship exists between income class of parent and weight of a child resident in Lagos. Conclusion: Civilization and lifestyle imbalance, insecurity and congestion, low level of public awareness, inadequate educative and enlightenment programs, myths and societal perception were factors identified to responsible for the rise in the prevalence of child obesity in Lagos, Nigeria. Preventive strategies to control the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children residing in Lagos State should be considered for further studies.

  20. Mothers' human papilloma virus knowledge and willingness to vaccinate their adolescent daughters in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Ezenwa BN

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    Full Text Available Beatrice N Ezenwa,1 Mobolanle R Balogun,2 Ifeoma P Okafor2 1Department of Pediatrics, 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Lagos State, Nigeria; 2Department of Community Health and Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria Introduction: Human papillomavirus (HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in sexually active adolescents and young women and has been implicated as a cause of the majority of cases of cervical cancer, which is the second most common cancer in women in Nigeria. HPV is preventable with the use of HPV vaccines. Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess mothers' HPV knowledge and their willingness to vaccinate their adolescent daughters in Lagos, Nigeria. Materials and methods: This study was a community-based, descriptive cross-sectional study carried out in July, 2012 in Shomolu Local Government Area (LGA of Lagos State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling method was employed to select the 290 respondents who participated in the study. Structured, pretested, interviewer-administered questionnaires were used for data collection. Data was analyzed with Epi-Info™ version 7. Results: The study revealed low awareness of HPV (27.9% and HPV vaccines (19.7% among the mothers that participated. There was a high awareness for cervical cancer but little knowledge of its link to HPV. Awareness and utilization of HPV vaccines increased with increasing educational level (P<0.05. There was a high willingness and intention among the mothers to vaccinate their girls (88.9% and to recommend the vaccine to others (91.0%. Accessibility and affordability of the HPV vaccines were found to be possible barriers to future utilization of the vaccines. Conclusion: Despite low knowledge about HPV and HPV vaccines, mothers were willing to vaccinate their daughters. We recommend improving mothers' knowledge by education and the possible inclusion of the vaccine in the national immunization

  1. Sedimentation survey of Lago Cerrillos, Ponce, Puerto Rico, April-May 2008

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    Soler-López, Luis R.

    2011-01-01

    Lago Cerrillos dam, located in the municipality of Ponce in southern Puerto Rico, was constructed in 1991 as part of the multipurpose Rio Portugues and Bucana Project. This project provides flood protection, water supply, and recreation facilities for the municipio of Ponce. The reservoir had an original storage capacity of 38.03 million cubic meters at maximum conservation pool elevation of 174.65 meters above mean sea level and a drainage area of 45.32 square kilometers. Sedimentation in Lago Cerrillos reservoir has reduced the storage capacity from 38.03 million cubic meters in 1991 to 37.26 million cubic meters in 2008, which represents a total storage loss of about 2 percent. During July 29 to August 23, 2002, 8,492 cubic meters of sediment were removed from the Rio Cerrillos mouth of the reservoir. Taking into account this removed material, the total water-storage loss as of 2008 is 778,492 cubic meters, and the long-term annual water-storage capacity loss rate is about 45,794 cubic meters per year or about 0.12 percent per year. The Lago Cerrillos net sediment-contributing drainage area has an average sediment yield of about 1,069 cubic meters per square kilometer per year. Sediment accumulation in Lago Cerrillos is not uniformly distributed and averages about 3 meters in thickness. This represents a sediment deposition rate of about 18 centimeters per year. On the basis of the 2008 reservoir storage capacity of 37.26 million cubic meters per year and a long-term sedimentation rate of 45,794 cubic meters per year, Lago Cerrillos is estimated to have a useful life of about 814 years or until the year 2822.

  2. Evaluation of rare earth elements in groundwater of Lagos and Ogun States, Southwest Nigeria.

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    Ayedun, H; Arowolo, T A; Gbadebo, A M; Idowu, O A

    2016-06-11

    Rare earth elements in our environment are becoming important because of their utilization in permanent magnets, lamp phosphors, superconductors, rechargeable batteries, catalyst, ceramics and other applications. This study was conducted to evaluate the level of rare earth elements (REE) and the variability of their anomalous behavior in groundwater samples collected from Lagos and Ogun States, Southwest, Nigeria. REE concentrations were determined in 170 groundwater samples using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, while the physicochemical parameters were determined using standard methods. Lagos State groundwater is enriched with REE [sum REEs range (mean ± SD)]; [0.365-488 (69.5 ± 117)] µg L(-1) than Ogun State groundwater [sum REEs range (mean ± SD)]; [1.14-232 (22.6 ± 41.1)] µg L(-1). Boreholes are more enriched with REEs than wells. Significant (P < 0.05) positive correlation (R = Pearson) was recorded in Lagos State groundwater between sum REEs and Fe (R = 0.55). However, there were no significant correlations between sum REEs, pH (R = 0.073) and HCO3(2-) (R = 0.157) in Ogun State groundwater. Chondrite-normalized plot shows that Lagos groundwater exhibits positive Ce anomaly, while Ogun State groundwater does not. The source of REE in Lagos State may be from the ocean and leaching from wastes dumpsites, while the source in Ogun State groundwater may be from the rocks.

  3. A clinicopathological study of dyspeptic subjects in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Ladi Hameed

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The clinicopathological and endoscopic features of dyspepsia have not been well studied in Nigeria due to the high cost of gastroscopes and lack of the relevant expertise. This study was designed to highlight these features and possible risk factors. This prospective study was conducted on adult dyspeptic patients who fulfilled the study criteria from November 2007 to December 2008 at a University hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. Demographic and clinical presentation including possible risk factors were obtained through a questionnaire administered by an interviewer followed by an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and gastric biopsy. Of the 123 subjects who took part in the study, 100 gave their consent to an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and biopsy. The male:female ratio was 1:1, mean age was 44.98 (SD 15.4 years and the modal age group was 38-47years. The prevalence of dyspepsia was 29% and epigastric pain was the most common presentation. Endoscopic findings were superficial mucosal lesion (21%, peptic ulcer (16%, features of gastroesophageal reflux disease (10%, and gastric cancer (2%, as well normal findings (44%. Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID use as a risk factor had a significant association with positive endoscopic findings; relative risk for development of positive endoscopic findings was 1.5% (P =0.03. Histology showed rates of chronic gastritis to be 91% and normal values 9%. The most common type of gastritis was the non-specific form (59.3%, followed by H. Pylori-associated gastritis (36.3%. The topography of gastritis was mainly pangastritis (68.1% and antral predominant in 23.1%. The prevalence of H. pylori by histology was 41%. The presence of H. pylori was not associated with severity, location or duration of symptoms. H. pylori was, however, found to be a significant contributor to the development of positive endoscopic findings (P=0.01; OR 2.92 95% CI 1.50-3.17. Alarm symptoms were found to be important markers of

  4. Preliminary geologic map of the Santa Barbara coastal plain area, Santa Barbara County, California

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    Minor, Scott A.; Kellogg, Karl S.; Stanley, Richard G.; Stone, Paul; Powell, Charles L.; Gurrola, Larry D.; Selting, Amy J.; Brandt, Theodore R.

    2002-01-01

    This report presents a new geologic digital map of the Santa Barbara coastal plain area at a compilation scale of 1:24,000 (one inch on the map = 2,000 feet on the ground) and with a horizontal positional accuracy of at least 20 m. This preliminary map depicts the distribution of bedrock units and surficial deposits and associated deformation underlying and adjacent to the coastal plain within the contiguous Santa Barbara and Goleta 7.5' quadrangles. A planned second version will extend the mapping westward into the adjoining Dos Pueblos Canyon quadrangle and eastward into the Carpinteria quadrangle. The mapping presented here results from the collaborative efforts of geologists with the U.S. Geological Survey Southern California Areal Mapping Project (SCAMP) (Minor, Kellogg, Stanley, Stone, and Powell) and the tectonic geomorphology research group at the University of California at Santa Barbara (Gurrola and Selting). C.L. Powell, II, performed all new fossil identifications and interpretations reported herein. T.R. Brandt designed and edited the GIS database,performed GIS database integration and created the digital cartography for the map layout. The Santa Barbara coastal plain is located in the western Transverse Ranges physiographic province along a west-trending segment of the southern California coastline about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Los Angeles. The coastal plain region, which extends from the Santa Ynez Mountains on the north to the Santa Barbara Channel on the south, is underlain by numerous active and potentially active folds and partly buried thrust faults of the Santa Barbara fold and fault belt. Strong earthquakes that occurred in the region in 1925 (6.8 magnitude) and 1978 (5.1 magnitude) are evidence that such structures pose a significant earthquake hazard to the approximately 200,000 people living within the major coastal population centers of Santa Barbara and Goleta. Also, young landslide deposits along the steep lower flank of the Santa

  5. del tango argentino desde un estudio de recepción

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    María de los Ángeles Montes Argentina

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    Full Text Available Este artículo expone los resultados de una investigación sociosemiótica realizada en Córdoba, Argentina, en torno a las interpretaciones que realizan los actuales consumidores de tango argentino para apropiarse de una poesía popular, edificada sobre una moral que tiene fuertes puntos de contraste con la de la clase media. Para ello, se realizaron dos ruedas de entrevistas a una muestra teórica compuesta de 26 personas, con el fin de indagar sobre sus preferencias y creencias en las que sustentan sus selecciones. Se ofrece, finalmente, una hipótesis que nos permite comprender por qué la poesía romántica del tango es la selección preferencial: el prototipo de amor que han incorporado es, en parte, coherente con estos poemas y, cuando no lo es, les basta juzgar ese caso particular como menos adecuado al tópico —en lugar de revisar el prototipo interpretativo.

  6. Acúmulos e vazios da pesquisa sobre o rock argentino

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    Adrian Pablo Fanjul

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    Full Text Available Com base em um amplo levantamento em centros de pesquisa e bibliotecas universitárias argentinas, apresenta-se um panorama da recepção crítica do rock argentino no meio acadêmico, em diversas áreas de conhecimento. Os resultados mostram que a crítica gera em torno do movimento uma "tradição em formação", com eixo nas ciências sociais e da comunicação e com os seguintes traços predominantes: abordagem do rock fundamentalmente como delimitador de "identidades sociais" de diverso tipo, periodizações do gênero em paralelo com as mudanças nos regimes políticos, consideração exclusivamente temática e conteudística de suas letras. Tentamos demonstrar que esses traços concorrem para uma delimitação do rock como fenômeno exclusivamente da mídia de massa, que coloca em segundo plano sua função estética e sua vinculação com outras séries artísticas.

  7. Reconstruyendo redes, repensando espacios: experiencias migrantes de argentinos en Madrid (2002/2003

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    Susana Schmidt

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    Full Text Available Los proyectos migratorios implican importantes cambios en la articulación de los espacios sociales. No sólo porque las redes se amplían a nuevos contactos y amistades en el lugar de radicación sino también porque las antiguas relaciones con quienes se quedan en el lugar de procedencia entran en un proceso de transformación. En esta contribución utilizamos la historia oral para acercarnos a las experiencias de un grupo de argentinos que vino a establecerse a Madrid a raíz de la crisis de 2001. Indagamos en la reconstrucción de sus redes sociales en destino y en la manera en que comienzan a repensar sus vínculos con Argentina.___________________ABSTRACT:The migratory projects carry important changes in the articulation of the social spaces. Not only because the networks widen to include new contacts and friendships, also because the old relations in the origin country begin a transformation process. This paper uses the oral history to examine the experiences of a group of Argentines settled in Madrid as a result of the crisis of 2001. It investigates the reconstruction of their social networks in destination and how they rethink their links to Argentina.

  8. Nuestras y “otras”: Mujeres trágicas en el teatro argentino actual

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    Lidia Gambon

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    Full Text Available Teniendo en cuenta el protagonismo inusitado de las mujeres y su otredad en la tragedia griega antigua, consideraremos en nuestro trabajo la trayectoria de tres emblemáticos personajes míticos (Antígona, Electra, Medea en la dramaturgia argentina de los últimos sesenta años, deteniéndonos especialmente en la construcción social del género en tres piezas recientes: Medea de Moquehua (1992 de Luis M. Salvaneschi, La oscuridad de la razón (1993 de Ricardo Monti, y AntígonaS: linaje de hembras (2001 de Jorge Huertas. Mediante este relevamiento y análisis procuramos ahondar en el sentido del protagonismo femenino en el teatro argentino contemporáneo, considerando el marco de la compleja dinámica de recepción de los clásicos, y destacando el interés despertado por esas “otras”, así como las implicancias de la carga simbólica de personajes trágicos que explican o se explican en nuestra historia.

  9. EL PROTECCIONISMO EN RETIRADA. LAS DIFICULTADES DEL CENTRO AZUCARERO ARGENTINO (1912-1923

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    María Lenis

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el impacto que tuvo la sanción de la llamada ley Saavedra Lamas en el Centro Azucarero Argentino. Asimismo se intentará explicar de qué manera la llegada del radicalismo al poder, obligó a la corporación empresaria a cambiar sus estrategias y prácticas de lobby. En este sentido se contemplará el rol cumplido por la Revista Azucarera, publicación mensual del Centro Azucarero, y por los representantes tucumanos en el Congreso de la Nación. Por último, se examinarán los cambios introducidos por la reforma estatutaria de 1923, especialmente se atenderá la creación de las llamadas comisiones regionales, sobre todo la de Tucumán, y en que qué medida este proceso de descentralización expresaba las tensiones existentes entre los industriales azucareros.

  10. Estructura de la población prehistórica del noroeste argentino (sector septentrional

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    Varela, Héctor Hugo

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    Full Text Available Se estudió la estructura de la poblaci6n prehistórica del sector septentrional del noroeste argentino mediante el empleo de caracteres no-métricos del cráneo. La muestra está constituida por 673 individuos pertenecientes a las regiones de Puna (111, Quebrada de Humahuaca (269, Selvas Occidentales (50 y Valliserrana (243. Se observaron 33 caracteres y se aplicó un diseño tipo factorial "i" por "j" para tablas de contingencia. Mediante la prueba X2 se analizó la distribuci6n de la muestra por sexo, edad, deformación artificial y región. La estructura de la población se estudió empleando análisis de correspondencia, medida media de divergencia estandarizada (sMMD y análisis de agrupamiento. Se comprobó que seis rasgos están asociados con deformación, cinco con sexo, siete con edad y doce con región. Los resultados multivariados revelaron la existencia de dos componentes biológicos, uno constituido por Quebrada de Humahuaca y la Puna y otro por Valliserrana y Las Pirguas. Es posible que dichos componentes se hayan originado a partir de un mismo grupo ancestral probablemente de origen andino y que luego se diferenciaron por la acción de diferentes factores evolutivos (pautas particulares de apareamiento, deriva y migración.

  11. Sistemas mediáticos subnacionales argentinos: heterogeneidad y diferencias en contextos neopopulistas

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    Ernesto Picco

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    Full Text Available Los gobiernos neopopulistas de los países de la región han avanzado en políticas que tienden a combatir las corporaciones mediáticas y democratizar la comunicación. A partir del análisis del caso argentino, este trabajobusca dar cuenta de cómo estas políticas no han tenido aún eco en los sistemas de medios subnacionales. Teniendo en cuenta la relación de las empresas comunicacionales con los gobiernos locales, se propone aquí la clasificación de los sistemas de medios subnacionales en tres tipos: patrimonialistas, donde los gobiernos controlan la mayor parte de los medios locales; polarizados, donde los gobiernos se encuentran con fuerte oposición mediática, pero igualmente cuentan con medios a su favor; e híbridos, ubicados en jurisdicciones más grandes y con características específicas vinculadas a sus contextos políticos y económicos.

  12. La TV que era de los argentinos. (Historia de la televisión perdida

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    Full Text Available "... La primera imagen que se vio en los televisores argentinos fue la de Eva y Juan Domingo Perón, en el acto del 17 de octubre de 1951 en la plaza de Mayo, el día en que una desfalleciente Evita renunció a la vicepresidencia. Sus palabras fueron interrumpidas varias veces por el llanto y conmovieron al país: "Yo no valgo por lo que hice; yo no valgo por lo que soy ni por lo que tenga. Yo tengo una sola cosa que vale y la llevo en mi corazón: el amor de mi pueblo" (Apiscella y Casciero: 1995, 3.Así nació la primera imagen de la televisión argentina, impregnada de emoción y plena de fuerte contenido político. Estas características en su nacimiento marcaron la realidad de su futuro. Porque la televisión en Argentina nació y evolucionó de acuerdo a la vida política, institucional y económica de la nación.

  13. Caracterización bromatológica del polen apícola argentino

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    Bertha Baldi Coronel

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    Full Text Available Con el propósito de conocer si el polen apícola para uso alimentario conserva sus características nutricionales luego de las diferentes prácticas tecnológicas para su manipuleo y envasado y posterior almacenamiento, se analizaron muestras del producto fraccionado destinadas al comercio interno, recolectadas de los lugares de venta al público. Se estudiaron la composición químico-nutricional y microbiológica, las características sensoriales y granulométricas atinentes a su calidad comercial, y se relevaron las condiciones higiénico-sanitarias, de almacenamiento, procedimiento de fraccionado, tipos de envases utilizados y vida útil declarada. Estos datos se pusieron en referencia con los obtenidos para productos deshidratados, y los resultados obtenidos se contrastaron con las normas internacionales y el Código Alimentario Argentino. Los resultados indican que el producto presenta una buena alternativa comercial por su presentación en granos de tamaño adecuado, de buena consistencia y características organolépticas normales. El almacenamiento no ha influido en la composición físico-química y el secado aplicado ha permitido obtener la humedad adecuada para mantener una buena conservación durante el período de vida útil.

  14. Del Che Guevara a Enrique Raab. Viajeros argentinos a la Revolución Cubana

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    Victoria García

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    Full Text Available El viaje a la Revolución Cubana expresa, a través de los años 60-70 latinoamericanos, la complejidad de un tiempo histórico cuyo destino imaginado, avizorado por muchos como posible y necesario, es la transformación radical del mundo social. En esa línea, el presente artículo estudia los relatos de viajeros argentinos a la isla, como ámbito particular dentro del género de la literatura de viajes. El corpus expone itinerarios culturales cruciales de los años 60-70, en las discusiones que los relatos plantean como sus núcleos temáticos -estética y/o política, alta cultura o cultura popular, inquietud intelectual vs. compromiso revolucionario-, pero además en las diversas formas que el discurso adopta para contar el viaje -reportaje, diario, ensayo, crónica, ficción literaria-. Así, desde Ernesto Guevara a Enrique Raab -pasando por Jorge Masetti, Rodolfo Walsh, Ezequiel Martínez Estrada y Leopoldo Marechal-, el trabajo recorre cartografías viajeras dela Cuba revolucionaria cuya configuración resulta inseparable de los lugares sociales transitados por quienes toman la palabra: esa cuestión, en el campo cultural politizado de los años 60-70, representaba un eje central del debate.

  15. Transformaciones ambientales y producción agroforestal: El Gran Chaco Argentino en el siglo XX

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    Full Text Available En tiempos de la independencia hacia principios del siglo XIX, había en Argentina 160 millones de hectáreas de bosques, montes y selvas originales. En menos de dos siglos el país perdió más de dos tercios de su patrimonio forestal autóctono. Hoy le quedan menos 33 millones de hectáreas forestales. La explotación de la esta extraordinaria riqueza forestal Argentina, es el punto de partida de este análisis que se propone trazar un cuadro interpretativo – desde una perspectiva histórico-ambiental – de la evolución de las transformaciones histórico-ambientales de la región del Gran Chaco Argentino en el siglo XX, sus ciclos productivos y su relación con la expansión del modelo de agricultura capitalista. Nuestro objetivo central es, entonces, el estudio histórico-ambiental de este proceso de transformación de esta región, en el contexto de su incorporación al mercado y la relación que se establece entre este proceso de deforestación y la expansión de la frontera agrícola, su transformación artificial, conflictos, grados de especialización, racionalidad, interacción y el deterioro progresivo de los mismos.

  16. Ostrácodos no-marinos de lagos en el altiplano este-centro de México

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    Liseth Pérez

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    Full Text Available La fauna de ostrácodos de la zona de transición néartica-neotropical ha sido poco estudiada hasta este estudio. En el este-centro de México, habitan diez especies de ostrácodos en diez lagos: cinco lagos maar (originados por explosiones freáticas/freato-magmáticas, un lago volcánico-tectónico, tres embalses naturales y un embalse artificial. De la parte más profunda y de las zonas litorales de todos los lagos estudiados se recolectaron sedimentos superficiales para el análisis de ostrácodos. También se midieron in situ las variables ambientales: pH, temperatura, oxígeno disuelto, conductividad, SDT, además se recolectaron muestras de agua paralelas para análisis químico con el objetivo de describir el hábitat. Especies con una amplia distribución en el área de estudio (≥5 lagos incluyen: Cypridopsis vidua, Darwinula stevensoni y Eucandona cf. patzcuaro. Limnocytherina axalapasco es una especie endémica y fue recolectada en tres lagos maar y en el embalse artificial. Especies raras incluyeron: Chlamydotheca arcuata?, Fabaeformiscandona acuminata?, Ilyocypris gibba?, Limnocythere friabilis?, Potamocypris smaragdina? y Potamocypris unicaudata? La riqueza de especies más alta (6 spp. se encontró en el lago más extenso y somero, lago Metztitlán (2.6km², 5.5m de profundidad, con el tipo de agua HCO3->>SO4²->Cl--- Ca2+>Na+>Mg2+. El resto de lagos estudiados (<63m, <27km² presentaron no más de tres especies. Por ejemplo, solamente dos especies de ostrácodos fueron recolectadas en el lago Alchichica, el cual es el más extenso, profundo y salino entre los lagos maar estudiados.

  17. Lagos lagoon sediment organic extracts and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons induce embryotoxic, teratogenic and genotoxic effects in Danio rerio (zebrafish) embryos

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    An expansion of anthropogenic activity around Lagos lagoon, Nigeria has raised concerns over increasing contaminants entering the lagoon’s ecosystem. The embryotoxicity, teratogenicity and genotoxicity of sediment organic extracts from four sampling zones around Lagos lagoon, Ilaje, Iddo, Atlas Cove and Apapa, as well as the dominant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) identified in water measured during the wet season (naphthalene, phenanthrene, pyrene, benzo[a]pyrene and a mixture of th...

  18. Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico

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    2016-08-09

    The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, completed hydrologic and hydraulic analyses to assess the potential hazard to human life and property associated with the hypothetical failure of the Lago El Guineo Dam. The Lago El Guineo Dam is within the headwaters of the Río Grande de Manatí and impounds a drainage area of about 4.25 square kilometers.The hydrologic assessment was designed to determine the outflow hydrographs and peak discharges for Lago El Guineo and other subbasins in the Río Grande de Manatí hydrographic basin for three extreme rainfall events: (1) a 6-hour probable maximum precipitation event, (2) a 24-hour probable maximum precipitation event, and (3) a 24-hour, 100-year recurrence rainfall event. The hydraulic study simulated a dam failure of Lago El Guineo Dam using flood hydrographs generated from the hydrologic study. The simulated dam failure generated a hydrograph that was routed downstream from Lago El Guineo Dam through the lower reaches of the Río Toro Negro and the Río Grande de Manatí to determine water-surface profiles developed from the event-based hydrologic scenarios and “sunny day” conditions. The Hydrologic Engineering Center’s Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC–HMS) and Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC–RAS) computer programs, developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were used for the hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, respectively. The flow routing in the hydraulic analyses was completed using the unsteady flow module available in the HEC–RAS model.Above the Lago El Guineo Dam, the simulated inflow peak discharges from HEC–HMS resulted in about 550 and 414 cubic meters per second for the 6- and 24-hour probable maximum precipitation events, respectively. The 24-hour, 100-year recurrence storm simulation resulted in a peak discharge of about 216 cubic meters per second. For the hydrologic analysis, no dam failure conditions are

  19. Variación estacional e influencia de la turbidez y la salinidad sobre el zooplancton de un lago salino de la región central de Argentina Seasonal variation and influence of turbidity and salinity on the zooplankton of a saline lake in central Argentina

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    Santiago Andrés Echaniz

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The limnology of saline water bodies at other latitudes is fairly well known, but in Argentina such studies have only recently begun. The applicability of many conclusions regarding the functioning of these environments around the world is limited due to the scant ecological knowledge of some endemic species recorded in the assemblages of Argentine lakes. The aims of this work were to determine the effects of salinity and inorganic turbidity on the taxonomic composition, abundance, and zooplankton biomass in a shallow, hypereutrophic, mesosaline lake in the north of La Pampa province characterized by seasonality, variations in level and salinity, and the lack of macrophytes and fishes, and to compare it with other shallow lakes of the province. We found important differences with other saline lakes: the species richness was lower; the mean abundance of zooplankton was between four and six times higher; and rotifers, which were not affected by salinity or the concentration of inorganic suspended solids, were numerically predominant. Crustaceans, on the other hand, were negatively affected by these environmental factors. Biomass was twofold higher than that recorded in the same period in two shallow lakes of Pampa, with similar nutrient concentrations but lower salinities.La limnología de los cuerpos de agua salinos de otras latitudes es bastante conocida, pero en Argentina se ha comenzado a estudiar recientemente. Muchas conclusiones sobre el funcionamiento de estos ambientes a nivel mundial son de aplicación restringida debido a que las asociaciones registradas en los lagos argentinos tienen algunas especies endémicas, cuyo conocimiento ecológico es escaso. Los objetivos de este trabajo fueron determinar los efectos de la salinidad y la turbidez inorgánica sobre la composición taxonómica, abundancia y biomasa zooplanctónica en un lago somero mesosalino hipereutrófico del norte de La Pampa, caracterizado por su temporalidad, variaciones

  20. Charles Darwin and the oldestglacial events in Patagonia: the erratic blocks of the Río Santa Cruz valley Charles Darwin y las glaciacionesmás antiguas de Patagonia: los bloques erráticos del alto valle del Río Santa Cruz

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    Full Text Available Althoughthe depositational environment assigned by Darwin to the large erratic blocksand gravels in the Río Santa Cruz valley has been reinterpreted, hisgeomorphological and stratigraphic observations are still in force. The largeerratic blocks he described as crowning the Condor Cliff terrace and spread atthe bottom of the valley just east of this locality (Sites 2 and 3, are nowinterpreted as indicators of the maximum glacial expansion in Patagonia.Similar blocks, though of a different lithology, accumulated over a lowerterrace located up-valley (Site 4, are now linked to moraines and glacifluvialterraces of the Penultimate Glaciation. Finally, in addition to the erraticblock discovered by Darwin in the lower Río Santa Cruz valley (Site 1, thereare others - recently discovered - which probably account for a catastrophicevent ascribed to a big glacier-lake outburst during the last interglacial.No obstante haber sidoreinterpretado el ambiente depositacional asignado por Darwin a los grandesbloques erráticos y rodados del valle del río Santa Cruz, siguen vigentes susobservaciones geomorfológicas y estratigráficas. Los grandes bloques erráticosque describe coronando la terraza de Condor Cliff y dispersos en el fondo delvalle inmediatamente al este de esta localidad (Sitios 2 y 3, soninterpretados ahora como indicadores de la máxima expansión glaciaria de la Patagonia. Bloques similares, aunque de dispar litología, acumulados sobre una terraza másbaja situada río arriba (Sitio 4, se vinculan actualmente a morenas y terrazasglacifluviales de la Penúltima Glaciación. Finalmente, al bloque erráticodescubierto por Darwin en el tramo inferior del valle del río Santa Cruz (Sitio1, se le suman otros -de reciente descubrimiento- que probablemente den cuentade un evento catastrófico atribuible al vaciamiento de un gran lago glaciardurante el último interglaciar.

  1. Águas minerais de Santa Catarina

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    2000-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Esta pesquisa representa uma análise hidrogeológica das águas minerais de Santa Catarina. Em função de suas características físico-químicas, modo de ocorrência e relações com o ambiente geológico, as águas minerais do Estado foram associadas à províncias hidrogeológicas, as quais foram subdividas em domínios/aqüíferos. Destaque especial foi dado à Província Cristalina, Domínio Meridional, por apresentar um...

  2. Perfil antropométrico en adultos del noroeste argentino: comparación con una referencia internacional

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    Lomaglio, Delia Beatriz

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    Full Text Available Desde una perspectiva bioantropológica las mediciones antropométricas en adultos son exhaustivamente utilizadas en la evaluación morfológica de poblaciones argentinas extintas. La mayoría de los estudios antropométricos en adultos argentinos contemporáneos se limitan a la evaluación de talla, peso e IMC. El objetivo de este trabajo fue describir otras variables antropométricas en adultos del Noroeste argentino (NOA y compararlas con una referencia internacional. Los datos de peso, talla, perímetros (brazo, muslo, pierna, cintura y pliegues (tríceps, subescapular proceden de 881 individuos (526 mujeres; 355 varones sanos de 20-60 años de edad de distintas localidades de Catamarca y Jujuy. Se calcularon estadísticos descriptivos (media y DS por sexo y dos PALABRAS CLAVE adultos; Noroeste Argentino; perímetros; pliegues; antropometría grupos de edad: 20-39 y 40-60 años. Las comparaciones se establecieron con adultos de EEUU de origen mejicano (Centers for Disease Control, CDC 2003-2006 con la prueba t. Se calcularon los percentilos con el método LMS. En ambos sexos y grupos de edad los adultos del NOA presentaron valores significativamente inferiores a los de la referencia en todas las variables consideradas, excepto para pliegues tricipital y subescapular en varones de 40-60 años. No se han encontrado antecedentes antropométricos comparables semejantes para poblaciones argentinas y del NOA. El perfil antropométrico de los adultos del NOA difiere significativamente con respecto a la población de referencia con un origen étnico afín.

  3. La subjetividad internacional de la Santa Sede

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    Mosquera Monelos, Susana

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    Presentamos el caso de la subjetividad internacional de la Santa Sede como un ejemplo que nos permita afrontar un nuevo enfoque del concepto de sujeto para el derecho internacional. El cumplimiento de los requisitos clásicos de la subjetividad internacional se ha visto superado por la fuerza creadora del derecho que nuevos sujetos internacionales han impulsado: ONG, sociedad civil, transnacionales, sujetos atípicos. Analizando el mecanismo de atribución de personalidad internacional de la San...

  4. Geología de la quebrada Honda, cuenca del lago La Plata, Chubut Geology of the Quebrada Honda, basin of Lago La Plata, Chubut

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    Full Text Available La quebrada Honda, situada en el sur de la cuenca de los lagos La Plata y Fontana, en la provincia de Chubut, presenta una columna estratigráfica que comienza en el Jurásico superior con rocas calcoalcalinas de arco volcánico intermedias a ácidas de la Formación Lago La Plata. Las rocas sedimentarias que rellenan la cuenca de intraarco neocomiana corresponden al Grupo Coyhaique, dentro del cual se encuentran las Formaciones Tres Lagunas y Katterfeld, que se ubican dentro de un modelo paleoambiental como cortejo sedimentario de borde de plataforma, sucedido por un cortejo transgresivo, cuya edad es acotada al Hauteriviano inferior, debido al hallazgo de restos de Favrella americana en pelitas de la Formación Katterfeld. Vinculados con la extensión que da lugar a la cuenca se registran los cuerpos hipabisales calcoalcalinos básicos del Gabro Quebrada Honda y se los relaciona con un volcanismo de características más evolucionadas de la Formación Don Rueda, de edad neocomiana tardía. Si bien este magmatismo de arco volcánico es subaéreo, presenta indicios de interacción con cuerpos de agua por lo que corrobora la concomitancia de este evento con la sedimentación póstuma de Grupo Coyhaique. Se registra un evento de inversión tectónica que tendría una edad máxima de 80 Ma.The quebrada Honda is situated in the Lago La Plata-Fontana basin in Chubut. The stratigraphy of the area begins in the Upper Jurassic with the calc-alkaline intermediate to acidic Lago La Plata Formation rocks. The Neocomian Coyhaique Group, which includes the Tres Lagunas and Katterfeld Formations, is the sedimentary filling of the intraarc basin that was developed by that time. These units are included in a paleoenviromental model as a shelf-margin system tract followed by a transgressive system tract. The discovery of Favrella americana in the Katterfeld Formation constrains to the Early Hauterivian the age of these sequences. The hypabissal calc

  5. Santa Ana Winds Over Los Angeles

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    High-resolution ocean surface wind data from NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) illustrate the strength of Santa Ana winds that pounded Southern California this week, causing damage and spreading brush fires. The colored arrows represent various ranges of wind speed, which were still well in excess of 30 knots (34 miles per hour), even after reaching the ocean and weakening. Santa Ana winds are offshore and down-slope winds unique to Southern California that are usually channeled through mountain gaps. These Santa Ana winds extend more than 500 kilometers (310 miles) offshore before changing direction to flow along the shore.The wind speeds and directions are retrieved from range-compressed backscatter data measured by QuikScat that has much higher spatial resolution than QuikScat's standard data products. Useful applications of high-resolution science-quality wind products derived from range-compressed backscatter have been demonstrated in two scientific papers: one on Hurricane Floyd and the other on Catalina Eddies. This is the first demonstration on near-real-time retrieval applications.

  6. Consideraciones generales acerca de la atención de la salud en la frontera argentino-paraguaya

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    El presente artículo tiene como objetivo presentar algunas consideraciones generales respecto a la atención de la salud en la frontera argentino-paraguaya. Es imperativo que en las áreas de frontera, el tratamiento de los problemas de salud se realice mediante programas binacionales, que aborden la problemática en conjunto, es decir, que se realice un manejo y abordaje binacional de la salud, especialmente en los sectores de mayor dinamismo, porque la elevada movilidad de población que se da ...

  7. The type specimens of Tachinidae (Diptera) housed in the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia", Buenos Aires.

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    Mulieri, Pablo Ricardo; Patitucci, Luciano Damián; Bachmann, Axel Oscar; O'Hara, James E

    2013-01-01

    The type material of species of Tachinidae (Diptera) housed in the collection of the Entomology Division of the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" were examined and are herein documented. The collection contains 202 type specimens consisting of 54 species described by E.E. Blanchard and 12 described by J. Brèthes. Comparison of their original descriptions with the label information reveals the existence of 24 holotypes, 1 lectotype, 141 syntypes and 36 paratypes. Complete information is given for each type, including reference to the original description, label data, and preservation condition.

  8. LA PRIVATIZACIÓN DE LOS SERVICIOS DE AGUA POTABLE Y SANEAMIENTO. LAS ENSEÑANZAS DEL CASO ARGENTINO

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    Azpiazu, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Como en otros servicios públicos, la privatización de la provisión de agua potable y saneamiento en gran parte del territorio argentino emerge como un caso paradigmático en más de una dimensión. La premura de las realizaciones, la presencia decisiva de grandes transnacionales, el oportunismo empresario, la complacencia oficial frente a incumplimientos de toda índole son, entre otros, algunos de los rasgos que caracterizan el proceso durante los años noventa. Con una celeridad que casi opaca a...

  9. Factor empresarial y flujos migratorios argentinos a España. Una perspectiva económica

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    Baltar, Fabiola

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo de la tesis es analizar el impacto económico de la creación de empresas de argentinos en España. Motiva el estudio la discusión acerca de la capacidad de los emprendedores extracomunitarios de generar emprendimientos innovadores dado que, para las estadísticas internacionales (GEM), éstos inmigrantes emprenden por necesidad (necessitydriven). Nuestra hipótesis es que existe un stock de capacidades intelectuales, financieras y de experiencia empresarial que facili...

  10. The type specimens of Sarcophagidae (Diptera housed at the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”

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    Pablo R. MULIERI

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una lista de los ejemplares tipo de Sarcophagidae, depositados en la colección del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” (MACN. Se examinaron un total de 82 ejemplares tipo. Estos especímenes pertenecen a 33 especies de Sarcophaginae descriptas por E. E. Blanchard (25 especies, J. Brèthes (3, H. Lopes (4 y T. Pape (1. Se brinda información sobre las etiquetas, publicaciones originales y condición de los especímenes de cada taxón.

  11. REFLEXIONES SOBRE LA ACCIÓN DECLARATIVA DE INCONSTITUCIONALIDADEN EL ÁMBITO JURÍDICO ARGENTINO

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    Víctor Bazán

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    En el presente trabajo el autor examina las vicisitudes vivenciales de la acción declarativa de inconstitucionalidad en el marco federal argentino vis-à-vis las acciones meramente declarativas; la metamorfosis que ha sufrido la primera de las nombradas en la percepción de la jurisprudencia de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación; su encorsetamiento en las pautas del art. 322 del Código Procesal Civil y Comercial de la Nación; y su utilidad y valor como herramienta funcional dentro del si...

  12. Efecto de la impermeabilidad del Mucílago de Nopal en bloques de tierra comprimidos

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    Yolanda Guadalupe Aranda Jiménez

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    Full Text Available La arquitectura de tierra1 es conocida desde hace siglos, sin embargo, actualmente es poco utilizada comparado con los sistemas constructivos comunes. Los bloques de tierra comprimido (BTC son elementos constructivos con un potencial elevado para ser utilizado en las construcciones de vivienda en México, principalmente por su similitud con los bloques tradicionales, siendo conveniente mejorar sus características a partir de un estabilizante. Se realizó el estudio de BTC estabilizados con cemento y una sustancia proveniente de las pencas maduras de nopal. Se encontró que al añadir mucílago de nopal se observa un incremento significativo de la resistencia a la compresión húmeda y seca, lo cual estar relacionado con una disminución de la porosidad; se ofrecen algunas relaciones del efecto del mucílago en el sólido analizado.

  13. growth pattern and the industrial development of the lagos region, nigeria

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    Dickson Dare Ajayi

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    Full Text Available This paper examines the nature, growth and spatial pattern of industries within the Lagos Region. Industrial activities in this region grew progressively over the year from mere brickwork, palm oil mills, printing press, soap factory, and metal container factory to capital intensive manufacturing. Indeed, the number of industrial establishments increased from 122 in 1962 to 637 in 1993. Lagos developed into Nigeria's leading industrial center; especially following the expansion in its service and administrative sectors. Whereas, chemicals and pharmaceutical; and basic metal, iron and steel and fabricated metal products industry groups dominate in industrial scene, wood and wood products (including furniture; and non-metallic mineral products are rare. The spatial pattern shows that industrial establishments vary amongst the industrial estates/areas, and also among the industry groups. Ikeja/Ogballsheri industrial estate/area dominates the industrial scene.

  14. Murciélagos asociados a una finca ganadera en Córdoba (Colombia

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    Berta Calonge C

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Conocer las especies de murciélagos asociadas a remanentes de bosque seco tropical en un sistema de ganadería extensiva en una finca del departamento de Córdoba. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un muestreo de 35 noches, durante la época seca (enero-marzo de 2009, empleando 10 redes de niebla (3x6 m ubicadas en un diseño por conglomerados las cuales fueron abiertas desde las 18:00 hasta las 06:00 horas. Resultados. Se encontraron 20 especies de murciélagos, se capturaron un total de 614 individuos. Conclusiones. Se encontraron especies de las familias Phyllostomidae, Noctilionidae, Vespertilionidae y Emballonuridae. La especie Lasiurus ega se constituye en un nuevo reporte para el departamento de Córdoba.

  15. Serogenotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Salmonella spp. isolated from retail meat samples in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Smith, Stella; Braun, Sascha; Akintimehin, Faith; Fesobi, Toun; Bamidele, Moses; Coker, Akitoye; Monecke, Stefan; Ehricht, Ralf

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    Microarray-based serogenotyping, antimicrobial susceptibility tests and the detection of relevant resistance genes were performed on isolates of Salmonella spp. from retail meat samples obtained in Lagos, Nigeria. Out of 151 meat samples, 33 Salmonella isolates were obtained. Nine different Salmonella serovars (S. Amoutive, S. Bargny, S. Drac, S. Ealing, S. Urbana, S. Hadar, S. Nyborg, S. Anatum and S. Havana) were identified by microarray-based serogenotyping and confirmed afterwards using classical serotyping. Antibiotic susceptibility tests with 17 antibiotics showed that almost all isolates were fully susceptible to this panel. The results of this study indicated a high prevalence of Salmonella in retail meat, the presence of some previously rather rarely described Serovars in retail meat samples from Lagos, and a need to monitor for Salmonella and their antibiotic resistance determinants. The microarray-based system used herein proved to be perfectly suited as epidemiological tool to replace classical serotyping.

  16. Anti-malarial drug quality in Lagos and Accra - a comparison of various quality assessments

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    Abstract Background Two major cities in West Africa, Accra, the capital of Ghana, and Lagos, the largest city of Nigeria, have significant problems with substandard pharmaceuticals. Both have actively combated the problem in recent years, particularly by screening products on the market using the Global Pharma Health Fund e.V. Minilab® protocol. Random sampling of medicines from the two cities at least twice over the past 30 months allows a tentative assessment of whether improvements in drug...

  17. Drivers and Pattern of Social Vulnerability to Flood in Metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria

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    Fasona, M.

    2016-12-01

    Lagos is Africa's second largest city and a city-state in southwest Nigeria. Population and economic activities in the city are concentrated in the greater Lagos metropolitan area - a group of barrier islands less than a thousand square kilometer. Several physical factors and critical human-environmental conditions contribute to high flood vulnerability across the city. Flood impact is highly denominated and the poor tend to suffer more due to higher risk of exposure and poor adaptive capacity. In this study we present the pattern of social vulnerability to flooding across the Lagos metropolis and argued that the pattern substantially reflects the pattern and severity of flooding impact on people across the metropolis. Twenty nine social indicators and experiences including poverty profile, housing conditions, education, population and demography, social network, and communication, among others, were considered. The data were collated through field survey and subjected to principal component analysis. The results were processed into raster surfaces using GIS for social vulnerability characterization at neighborhood levels. The results suggest the social status indicators, neighborhood standing and social networks indictors, the indicators of emergency responses and security, and the neighborhood conditions, in that order, are the most important determinants of social vulnerability. Six of the 16 LGAs in metropolitan Lagos have high social vulnerability. Neighborhoods that combine poor social status indicators and poor neighborhood standing and social networks are found to have high social vulnerability whereas other poor neighborhoods with strong social networks performed better. We conclude that improved human living condition and social network and communication in poor urban neighborhoods are important to reducing social vulnerability to flooding in the metropolis.

  18. Preliminary report on plasma homocysteine and hormonal variations in infertile women in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Vincent Oluseye Osunkalu; MAKWE, Christian C; Oluwatosin Jonadab Akinsola; Adediran Adewumi; Oluseun Funke Akomolafe

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    Background: The relationship between infertility and hormonal variations has been variously documented, but little has been reported on the interactions between hormonal factors, homocysteine (Hcy), and female infertility. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between plasma Hcy levels and hormonal variations in infertile women. Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among eligible infertile and fertile women seeking care at the Lagos ...

  19. Evaluation of Railway Level Crossing Attributes on Accident Causation in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Adeolu O Dina

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    Full Text Available Abstract The study examines the contribution of Railway Level Crossing (RLCphysical attributes to accident occurrence using the12 major level crossings within the Lagos metropolis. The 48km single track mainline section under consideration which barely make up 1.1% of the entire narrow gauge track network of the country within a 5 year period contributed about 45% of the total National crossing accidents recorded in Nigeria. The method of investigation involved recording the individual attributes of each RLC such asgates, pedestrian traffic, car traffic light, proximity of signage to crossing, vehicular traffic as dummy variables.The regression analysis  was used to measure their effect on accidents.The result indicates gates, pedestrians and the location of signage had significant impact on accidents occurrence at level crossings within Lagos metropolis. Based on the findings, enhancement of active warning systems among other recommendations was suggested as potent counter measures for RLC accident reduction. Abstrak Penelitian menguji tingkat kontribusi atribut fisik dari perlintasan jalan kereta api terhadap kejadian kecelakaan menggunakan 12 perlintasan utama dalam kota metropolis Lagos. 48 km jalan utama tunggal menjadi pertimbangan yang hampir meningkat 1.1% dari seluruh trek sempit jaringan negara dalam jangka waktu 5 tahun menyumbang sekitar 45% dari total kecelakaan perlintasan secara Nasional di Nigeria. Metode penelitian melibatkan catatan dari masing-masing atribut RLC seperti pintu gerbang, pejalan kaki, lampu lalu lintas mobil, kedekatan tanda penyebarangan, lalu lintas kendaraan sebagai variabel dumi. Analisis regresi digunakan untuk mengukur pengaruh dari atribut terhadap kecelakaan. Hasilnya menunjukkan pintu gerbang, pejalan kaki, dan lokasi tanda perlintasan mempunyai dampak signifikan pada kecelakaan dalam kota metropolis Lagos.Berdasarkan penemuan tersebut, perbaikan dari sistem peringatan aktif disarankan sebagai upaya

  20. Object Based and Pixel Based Classification Using Rapideye Satellite Imager of ETI-OSA, Lagos, Nigeria

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    Esther Oluwafunmilayo Makinde; Ayobami Taofeek Salami; James Bolarinwa Olaleye; Oluwapelumi Comfort Okewusi

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    Several studies have been carried out to find an appropriate method to classify the remote sensing data. Traditional classification approaches are all pixel-based, and do not utilize the spatial information within an object which is an important source of information to image classification. Thus, this study compared the pixel based and object based classification algorithms using RapidEye satellite image of Eti-Osa LGA, Lagos. In the object-oriented approach, the image was segmented to homog...

  1. Storage capacity and sedimentation trends of Lago Garzas, Puerto Rico, 1996-2007

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    Soler-Lopez, L.R.

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    Lago Garzas is located in west-central Puerto Rico, about 3.5 kilometers southwest of the town of Adjuntas, in the confluence of the Río Vacas and three other unnamed tributaries (fig. 1). The dam is owned and operated by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), and was constructed in 1943 for hydroelectric power generation and municipal water use along the southern coast. The dam is a semi-hydraulic earthfill embankment lined with boulders, and has a height of 61.57 meters, a top width of 9.14 meters, a base width of 365.76 meters, and a crest length of 227.37 meters; State Road PR-518 crosses the top of the dam. A morning-glory-type spillway is located near the west abutment of the dam at an elevation of 736.12 meters above mean sea level (Puerto Rico Water Resources Authority, 1969). Figure 2 shows an aerial photograph of the Lago Garzas earthfill dam and the morning-glory spillway section. Additional information and operational procedures are provided in Soler-López and others (1999). During July 17-18, 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Caribbean Water Science Center, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, conducted a bathymetric survey of Lago Garzas to update the reservoir storage capacity and update the reservoir sedimentation rate by comparing the 2007 data with the previous 1996 bathymetric survey results. The purpose of this report is to describe and document the USGS sedimentation survey conducted at Lago Garzas during July 2007, including the methods used to update the reservoir storage capacity, sedimentation rates, and areas of substantial sediment accumulation since 1996.

  2. Investigating last mile distribution challenges of wine suppliers in Lagos, Nigeria

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    M.Com. (Business Management) The last mile distribution is the final link of successful supply chain operations. The high demand for products, lead time uncertainties and replenishment time complicate the distribution task. In order to achieve a competitive business edge, suppliers need to work at developing and improving their last mile distribution link. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the last mile wine distribution in Lagos Island, Nigeria, and to determin...

  3. A study of drink driving in Lagos – from the perspective of law enforcement officers

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    Ogeleyinbo, Clement

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    This study describes the 'lived experience' of drink driving in Lagos from the perspective of law enforcement officers. The study explored the reasons why Lagosians/Nigerians drink and drive and focuses on law enforcement officers' perceptions of driving under the influence of alcohol, the challenges they face and how they meet the challenges. The research adopts a phenomenological approach both in terms of its orientation and its design and methods. The participants in the ...

  4. Murciélagos hematófagos como reservorios de la rabia

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    Full Text Available La rabia continua siendo un desafío para las autoridades de salud pública y una limitante para la industria ganadera en América Latina. Caninos silvestres y domésticos, así como murciélagos hematófagos son las principales especies transmisoras y reservorios de la enfermedad. Actualmente, se observa variaciones en el perfil epidemiológico de la rabia, donde la especie de murciélago hematófago Desmodus rotundus se constituye en la principal especie transmisora. A lo largo del tiempo se ha acumulado conocimiento sobre la ecología, biología y comportamiento de esta especie y sobre la historia natural de la rabia, lo cual debe conducir a una continua evolución de los métodos de control poblacional de D. rotundus, prevención y técnicas de diagnóstico. Aún se desconoce la relación ecológica de esta especie con otras hematófagas y no hematófagas, y queda mucho por mejorar en los sistemas de notificación y vigilancia epidemiológica, así como crear una mayor conciencia entre los ganaderos ante el tema. La comprensión del impacto que las modificaciones ambientales inducidas por el hombre ejercen sobre la dinámica de infección del virus de la rabia en los murciélagos debe ser motivo de investigaciones posteriores. Esto requerirá la combinación de estudios de campo con modelos matemáticos y nuevas herramientas diagnósticas. La presente revisión pretende presentar los aspectos más relevantes sobre el rol de los murciélagos hematófagos como reservorios y transmisores del virus de la rabia

  5. An Evaluation of Industrial Facilities Defects in Selected Industrial Estates in Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Oseghale, G.E.; Ikpo, I.J.

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    The study appraised the state of industrial facilities in selected industrial estates established between 1957 and 1981 in Lagos State by examining the nature and causes of facilities’ defects in the selected industrial estates. The buildings sampled were load bearing sandcrete block wall (1%), concrete framed structure (83%) and steel framed structure (16%). Data were sourced using structured questionnaire administered on the staff of maintenance department of 35 building materials and plast...

  6. Tradición y modernidad: la Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos

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    Anna M. Fernández Poncela

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available El texto muestra los aspectos modernos y tradicionales de la Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos, imagen y santuario religioso popular en el estado de Jalisco, México. Es una devoción con origen tradicional que va en aumento, que aglutina la identidad regional, la religión y el comercio, y se expande entre los migrantes a Estados Unidos.

  7. Comportamiento de las variables howellianas en cráneos deformados del noroeste argentino

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    Luis, María Antonia

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es estimar el impacto de la deformación artificial sobre la morfología craneana a través del comportamiento de las variables definidas por Howells. Se relevaron 55 variables y se calculó un índice de deformación artificial (ITVL para cada uno de los 60 cráneos masculinos- con diferente intensidad deformatoria- procedentes de diferentes regiones del Noroeste Argentino. Fueron creadas 5 categorías (FACIAL:F-F;BASI-FACIAL:F-B; NEURAL:N-N; BASI-NEURAL:N-B; BASILAR:B-B para reunir las variables de acuerdo a las regiones funcionales del cráneo, delimitadas por los puntos craneométricos que definen a dichas variables. Fue aplicada correlación simple entre ITVL y cada variable así como los coeficientes de regresión correspondientes. Se obtuvieron tres tipos de respuestas: positivas(BNL, BBH, XCB, KFB, STB, ZYB, AUB, NPH, JUB, MAB, NDS, XML, FRC, FRF, PAS, OCS, VRR, NAR, ZOR, FMR, EKR, AVRya que hubo correlación directa con la variable independiente; negativas (GOL, NOL porque tienen correlación significativa e inversa; neutras(WCB, ASB, BPL, NLH, OBH, OBB, NLB, ZMB, SSS, FMB, NAS, EKB, DKS, DKB, WNB, SIS, IML, MLS, WMH, SOS, GLS, FOL, FRS, PAC, PAF, OCC, OCF, SSS, PRR, DKR, ZMR con correlaciones no significativas. Las correlaciones significativas y altamente significativas fueron observadas preponderantemente en las variables neurales, basi-faciales y con menor incidencia en las faciales las que en su mayoría revelan un comportamiento neutro con relación a la práctica deformatoria.

  8. REDES NEURONALES PARA LA PREDICCIÓN DE PRECIOS EN EL SECTOR LÁCTEO ARGENTINO

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    Jimena Vicentin Masaro

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    Full Text Available Realizar pronósticos sobre precios resulta muy impo rtante no sólo para la toma de decisiones de un sector productivo, sino también pa ra la elaboración de políticas públicas; ya que permite reducir la incertidumbre de los posi bles escenarios a los que se puede enfrentar dicho sector. Los precios son una variabl e clave en el análisis sectorial, y contar con estimaciones confiables de los mismos no es tar ea fácil, mucho menos en países con alta volatilidad como lo es Argentina. A partir de una revisión de antecedentes, se ha encontrado que los métodos lineales multivariados h an liderado en esta área de predicciones económicas. Sin embargo, trabajos reci entes empiezan a implementar mecanismos no lineales que, mediante un diseño senc illo, han logrado una performance predictiva competentes a las primeras, al menos en el área económica. Dentro de estos mecanismos no lineales se encuentran las redes neur onales. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo ajustar un modelo de red neuronal par a realizar predicciones aplicadas al sector lácteo argentino, y comparar los resultados con las predicciones que arroja un modelo multivariado de series de tiempo. Sobre una base de datos mensual disponible para variables del sector desde 2000 a 2012, se log ra obtener una red con tres capas, cuya capa interna tiene sólo dos nodos, para predecir lo s precios mensuales pagados a los productores tamberos. Los resultados obtenidos mues tran que mediante una estructura sencilla y parsimoniosa de redes neuronales, pueden obtenerse mejores resultados predictivos respecto a alternativas más tradicional es de series de tiempo.

  9. La aplicación de la denominada business judgment rule en el derecho argentino

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    Martín Abdala

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Los administradores societarios deben observar estrictos deberes de compor - tamiento, y si no lo hacen, puede imputárseles responsabilidad. La business judgment rule es una morigeración al régimen de responsabilidad, y esta - blece que los jueces no revisarán las decisiones empresariales tomadas por los administradores, quienes no podrán ser responsabilizados por ellas. Los requisitos para aplicar esa regla son: a que la decisión esté dentro de la esfera de la competencia del administrador, no se trate de una imposición legal y no sea un comportamiento doloso; b que no hubiera significado la asunción de riesgos extraordinarios, y c que los managers se informaron en forma adecuada y suficiente antes de tomarla. En el derecho argentino no hay una norma que se refiera a la business judgment rule, no hay antecedentes ju - risprudenciales relevantes con relación al tema y son pocos los doctrinarios que se han ocupado de esta problemática. Su aplicación presupone que los administradores no actuaron con dolo ni con culpa grave. En la doctrina vernácula se discute si hay responsabilidad de los administradores por culpa leve o levísima. Un sector de los autores afirma que no, y sostiene que solo hay responsabilidad si se actuó con dolo o culpa grave, y en este caso la bu - siness judgment rule es inaplicable. Nosotros sostenemos que hay responsa - bilidad en todos los casos en los que haya culpa, sin importar su grado, y en este supuesto adquiere importancia la business judgment rule, que permite sustraer a los managers de responsabilidad cuando no hubieran actuado con dolo ni culpa grave.

  10. El impacto de la crisis fiscal en el trabajo en negro: las provincias de noroeste argentino

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    Marta Panaia

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo se enmarca dentro de los estudios de génesis, crecimiento y dinamismo del sector informal y aumento o disminución de la propensión a trabajar en condiciones de informalidad, ya sea por la forma de contrato (precariedad; por la falta de pago (evasión previsional o comunmente llamado «en gris» o « en negro» por su característica de clandestinidad (ilegalidad o por realizarse en unidades económicas informales. En el contexto económico de la década del '90, en la Argentina, con las nuevas medidas que construyen un nuevo perfil del mercado de trabajo, se analizan los determinantes del mercado de trabajo sin aportes utilizando los datos de la construcción de un mapa de propensión al trabajo en negro, en base a un método de análisis de inobservables de fenómenos de multiples causas y múltiples consecuencias. El mapa construido para todo el país, en una investigación anterior, sirve de base para un análisis más profundo de la zona del Noroeste Argentino, una de las regiones más desfavorecidas del país y donde la propensión al aumento del trabajo en negro es más intensa, contrastándolo con los del total del país.

  11. Dentocronología: Relaciones temporales de una muestra del noroeste argentino

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    Bollini, Gabriel A.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La morfología dentaria ha sido utilizada por Turner (1986 para establecer distancias biológicas comparando distintos rasgos extraídos de la corona y la raíz. Con estos datos sugirió que el promedio mundial de tasa de microevolución es de 0,01003 con un error de 0,004 del valor de la Medida Media de la Divergencia cada 1000 años. Utilizando este método se ha calculado la distancia de separación temporal entre una serie de cráneos de aborígenes del noroeste argentino y poblaciones mundiales de distintos continentes considerando caracteres dentales discontinuos. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que las poblaciones asiáticas del noreste de China son las de separación más reciente (0,1441, seguidas por las poblaciones de los japonenses modernos (0,1603 y los urga-mongoles un poco más alejados (0,2070 Mayor separación muestran las poblaciones ancestrales japonesas como los Jomon (0,4627 y Ainu (0,5643. Las mayores distancias y, por lo tanto, separaciones temporales presentan las poblaciones del Sudeste asiático (0,9821 y australianas (1,1936. Cuando se comparan con poblaciones americanas los menores valores se encuentran con los Dakotas del sur (0,0881 con valores aún inferiores a las halladas para los Chinos del NE. En concordancia con estudios de otros autores, las poblaciones africanas y europeas son las que presentan los mayores tiempos de separación con la serie argentina estudiada. Los valores obtenidos apoyan la hipótesis de poblamiento enunciada por Turner.

  12. Modelo de predisposición adquirida para el uso de alcohol en adolescentes argentinos

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    Gabriela Rivarola Montejano

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó, en una muestra de adolescentes argentinos, el modelo de predisposición adquirida. El modelo propone que el rasgo desinhibición influye de manera indirecta, a través de variables cognitivas, sobre el consumo de alcohol. La exposición a modelos de consumo del grupo de pares influye directa e indirectamente (mediante las expectativas hacia el alcohol sobre el uso de alcohol. Participaron 343 adolescentes asistentes a colegios públicos de educación media de la ciudad de Córdoba (Argentina. Se midió impulsividad, expectativas hacia el alcohol, motivos de consumo de alcohol, normas sociales de consumo y consumo de alcohol de los adolescentes. Para determinar el efecto de las variables señaladas como antecedentes del consumo se aplicó un análisis de senderos. Se propusieron dos modelos teóricos que diferían en la inclusión, o no, de las normas sociales del consumo de alcohol. Los resultados apoyan el modelo de predisposición adquirida e indican que el efecto de impulsividad sobre el consumo de alcohol es indirecto mediado por las expectativas hacia el alcohol. Aunque ambos modelos presentan adecuado ajuste a los datos, el modelo que incorpora el efecto de las normas sociales de consumo presenta un ajuste excelente. Los resultados de este trabajo, el primero de nuestro medio en evaluar el modelo de predisposición adquirida sobre el consumo de alcohol, destacan la utilidad de diagramar esfuerzos preventivos focalizados en el control de los impulsos, en las expectativas positivas hacia el alcohol y en la reducción de la percepción del consumo de los pares.

  13. Encomienda, hacienda y orden rural en el norte argentino: Jujuy 1850-1900

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    Paz, Gustavo L.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper is aimed at studying the relationship between large rural estates (haciendas and encomiendas in northern Argentina (Jujuy and the establishment of order in the countryside by te State in the second half of the nineteenth century. Even though encomiendas had been abolished in Argentina by Republican legislation at the beginning of that century, an interesting and anachronistic debate developped in Jujuy on the continuity of encomienda and the rights it bestowed upon land ownership. This debate was resolved by the Federal Justice which gave to the provincial State the chance of exerting its control on vast rural areas as well as benefitting from the eventual sale of fiscal lands. The State’s policies favoured the reconstitution of haciendas and, with few exceptions, hindered the peasants’ access to land ownership.

    El presente trabajo estudia la relación entre la hacienda y la encomienda en el norte argentino (Jujuy y el establecimiento del orden rural por parte del estado en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. Si bien las encomiendas habían sido abolidas en Argentina por la legislación republicana a comienzos de ese siglo, en Jujuy se dio un interesante y anacrónico debate sobre la continuidad de la encomienda y los derechos que otorgaba a la propiedad de la tierra. Este debate fue resuelto por la justicia federal, que abrió la posibilidad al Estado provincial de ejercer su autoridad sobre vastas regiones rurales y, eventualmente, obtener recursos de la venta de tierras fiscales. La política estatal benefició la reconstitución de las haciendas y, con escasas excepciones, frenó el acceso de los campesinos a la propiedad de la tierra.

  14. La diferenciación espacial de la población antigua del Noroeste Argentino

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    Paschetta, Carolina A.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la distribución de rasgos craneométricos entre cuatro poblaciones tardías del Noroeste Argentino. La muestra está constituida por 961 individuos pertenecientes a Puna (343, Quebrada de Humahuaca (364, Valliserrana (210 y Selvas Occidentales (44. Se emplearon diferentes técnicas de análisis estadístico univariado y multivariado. Se comprobó una distribución no aleatoria de los diferentes factores de variación estudiados (sexo, edad, deformación y subregión. Los cráneos masculinos en general son de mayor tamaño que los femeninos, con respecto a la edad, algunas variables se incrementan desde la clase adulta hasta la senil y otras disminuyen entre la clase madura y senil. La deformación afecta a todas las regiones del cráneo y en particular al neurocráneo, siendo el efecto de esta practica cultural más importante en los individuos tabulares erectos que en oblicuos. En cuanto a las relaciones biológicas, se propone un modelo que establece la existencia de dos conglomerados, uno integrado por Puna y Quebrada de Humahuaca y otro por Selvas Occidentales y Valliserrana. Felizmente, el modelo planteado no está afectado por el sexo, la edad y la deformación artificial y es consistente con el obtenido a partir de caracteres discretos del cráneo. Ambas evidencias permiten hacer inferencias acerca de la diferenciación observada entre las distintas subregiones, reflejando una historia biológica particular, sustentada por la posible existencia de particulares pautas de apareamiento y la acción de factores evolutivos como la deriva genética moderada por la migración de mediano y amplio rango.

  15. Las organizaciones de los industriales argentinos en la "era del desarrollo" (1955-1976

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    Aníbal Jauregui

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available El tema son las asociaciones de interés de los industriales argentinos en el período desarrrollista. Buscamos subrayar el envolvimiento de los industriales y sus organizaciones en los conflictos políticos y a su vez estudiar como estos conflictos impactaban internamente. La investigación fue realizada en base a las revistas y documentos de las asociaciones, a la que sumamos el rastreo en periódicos y publicaciones de interés general. Los datos allí obtenidos fueron testeados mediante el método de análisis cualitativo. Se muestra que existe uma estrecha dependencia de las organizaciones en relación al sistema político y en relación a la crisis política que atraviesa a aquellos años. También hemos visto que a pesar de las diferencias políticas y organizacionales existentes entre ellas no encontramos un sector empresario favorable al desarrollo industrial y otro contrario al mismo. Nuestra idea era por tanto mostrar que no había una contraposición radical entre una UIA anti-industria vs. una CGE pro-industria, contraposición que se acepta generalmente en diversos trabajos ligados al tema. Finalmente se busca superar la tendencia a pensar en términos de contradicción absoluta de actores dentro de la historiografía política y social argentina.

  16. Consumo de álcool e violência entre adolescentes argentinos

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    Mariaelena Pierobon

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este estudo investigou a associação entre álcool e violência na população de jovens argentinos. MÉTODOS: Dados da Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS de 2007, uma pesquisa representativa em termos nacionais com alunos do ensino médio, foram examinados utilizando-se modelos de regressão logística ajustados por idade. RESULTADOS: Dos 1328 alunos participantes entre 13 e 15 anos de idade, 51,9% declararam ter consumido álcool no último mês, com taxas mais elevadas entre meninos (p = 0,04 e alunos mais velhos (p < 0,01. Homens e mulheres que bebem demonstraram estar quase duas vezes mais propensos a relatar agressão física, quando em uma briga física, e pensamentos sobre violência autoinfligida do que aqueles que não bebem. Entre as pessoas que bebem, aquelas que reportaram saúde mental precária, haviam sido vítimas de bullying, fumavam, faziam uso de drogas ou abandonaram a escola sem permissão se mostraram duas vezes mais propensas ao envolvimento em atividades violentas do que outras pessoas que também bebem. CONCLUSÃO: Intervenções de saúde pública quanto à violência entre jovens adolescentes devem ser desenvolvidas em combinação com programas de educação sobre álcool.

  17. Updates on the genus Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) in Santa Catarina, Brazil

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    Hassemer, Gustavo; Marques Da Silva, Otávio Luis; Funez, Luís Adriano

    2017-01-01

    This contribution presents updates to the knowledge of the species of Euphorbia that occur in Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil. More specifically, we here typify the names E. cyathophora, E. hirtella, E. paranensis and E. stenophylla, and present the first records of E. cyathophora, E. grami....... graminea, E. ophthalmica and E. thymifolia for Santa Catarina. Finally, we provide an updated identification key to all 30 species of Euphorbia that occur in Santa Catarina, including native, naturalised and cultivated species....

  18. City Expansion And The Tradgedy Of The Commons: The Case Of Lagos, Nigeria

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    Omojola, A.

    2007-05-01

    The conflict between the short-term welfare of individuals and the long-term welfare of the society as described by Hardins (1968) always pose serious risk of degradation to the basic life support systems. This scenario is aptly demonstrated by the voracious expansion of cities especially in the developing countries and emerging economies of the world. The risk of degradation which poses serious risks to the functioning of the global commons is even more serious where the city is `evolving' with little or no planning measures to guide city growth and development. The city of Lagos, Nigeria's former capital with a population of over 9million classically exemplifies this case. This study integrates archived base data (maps and aerial photographs) and medium resolution remote sensing data to characterise the spatial evolution of the city of Lagos in over 4 decades (between 1960 and 2005). Specifically, quantitative assessment of the extent and impact of Lagos city expansion on critical ecosystems (wetlands, waterbodies natural/semi natural vegetations, and wilderness) was estimated. In addition, the impact of the loss of supporting, regulating, and cultural functions of natural ecosystems on urban flooding, city temperature/heat islands, and aesthetics in the city is also analysed. The implications of the results both for human health, and as advocacy tool for city planning and management options are also discussed.

  19. Construction Failures in Lagos Metropolis: An insight of non-technical issues

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    Ndubisi Onwuanyi

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The common causes of construction collapse are mainly design, materials, accidents, the elements, workmanship and supervision. Regarding the increasingly frequent incidents in the Lagos Metropolis, published findings of researchers have not been markedly different. This paper argues that beyond the technical issues already raised, there are important factors yet to be investigated, which may be classified as being non-technical in nature, but constitute hindrances not only to the capacity of the supervising agency, the Lagos State Building Control Agency to perform its functions, but more importantly, to the effective execution of building control generally. The study reviews earlier findings, the practice and challenges of building control in the Lagos Metropolis before identifying and discussing these other factors. The findings are that the building control function is inappropriately assigned to the state government, rather than the local governments, and that the state bureaucracy cannot effectively execute building control because of poor capacity and practices. The most important implication of this research is that, by drawing attention to issues which have hitherto been unconsidered, it brings to notice the need to ascertain pragmatically which tier of government is better suited to execute building control and offer the required capacity and organizational effectiveness.

  20. Sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013–May 2014

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    Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta

    2016-08-23

    The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, in 2013–14 in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority. The survey updated a previous survey, conducted in 2000, and provided accurate information regarding reservoir storage capacity and sedimen­tation rate using bathymetric techniques and a global positioning system coupled with a depth sounder device. The results of the 2013–14 survey indicated a total storage capacity for Lago Lucchetti of 10.21 million cubic meters and a long­-term sedimentation rate loss of 0.16 million cubic meters per year based on the original capacity in 1952. Sediment accumulation was about 10.14 million cubic meters over the life of the reservoir, which represents a storage decrease of about 50 percent of the original capacity in 1952. On the basis of a comparison between the 2013–14 and 2000 surveys, the useful life for Lago Lucchetti is projected to end in 2076.

  1. Lake-level variations of Lago Fagnano, Tierra del Fuego: observations, modelling and interpretation

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    Luciano MENDOZA

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The lake-level variations of Lago Fagnano, the largest lake in Tierra del Fuego, southernmost South America, on time scales from a few minutes to three years are investigated using a geodetic approach and applying the tools of time series analysis. Based on pressure tide gauge records at three locations in the lake precise lake-level time series are derived. The analysis of the observed variations in space, time and frequency domain leads to the separation of the principal force-response mechanisms. We show that the lake-level variations in Lago Fagnano can be described essentially as a combination of lake-level shift and tilt and of surface seiches. Regarding the lake-level response to air-pressure forcing, a significant departure from the inverse barometer model is found. Surface seiches dynamics are particularly intensive in Lago Fagnano pointing towards exceptionally low dissipative friction. An undisturbed series of seiches lasting eleven days is presented; and at least eleven longitudinal modes are identified. Based on the characterisation of the main contributions in space and time as well as their relation to the driving forces, a model for the transfer of the lake-level variations at a reference point to an arbitrary location in the lake with an accuracy of 1 cm is developed.

  2. Lago artificial de Martiánez Canarias – España

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    Amigó, Juan A.

    1980-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article a technical description is given of the works of the Artificial Lake of Martiánez. This work that was executed after gaining some 33,000 m2 from the sea mainly consisted of creating a small artificial lake of seawater surrounded by solariums, beaches and gardens. Inside the lake — that has an area of some 15,000 m2 — five natural islands were formed, most of which have tourist complexes built on them, consisting of: night club, restaurants, bars, terraces, etc.

    En este artículo se hace una descripción técnica de las obras del Lago Artificial de Martiánez. Esta obra, realizada tras ganar al mar unos 33.000 m2 consistió, principalmente, en la creación de un pequeño lago artificial de agua de mar rodeado de solarios, playas y jardines. En el interior del lago —cuya superficie es de unos 15.000 m2— se formaron cinco islas naturales, en la mayor de las cuales se construyó un complejo turístico que consta de: sala de fiestas, restaurantes, bares, terrazas, etc.

  3. A preliminary study of medical waste management in Lagos metropolis, Nigeria

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    E. O. Longe, A. Williams

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available A survey of medical waste management (MWM practices and their implications to health and environment was carried out in metropolitan Lagos. Lagos is currently the most populous and urbanized city in the country with an estimated population of over 13 million people. The study assessed management practices in four (2 privates and 2 publics hospitals ranging in capacity from 40 to 600 beds. Empirical data was obtained on medical waste generation, segregation, storage, collection, transportation and disposal. The observed MWM practices in all hospitals indicate absence of full compliance with the protocol for handling medical waste as stipulated in the relevant sections of the guidelines and standards for environmental pollution control in Nigeria. Three hospitals demonstrated high priority for segregation of infectious medical waste. Average generation rate of medical waste in the investigated hospitals ranged from 0.562 kg/bed.day to 0.670 kg/bed.day. Infectious waste accounts for between 26 to 37% of this volume. Only two of the hospitals investigated carry out treatment of their infectious and sharp waste types by incineration before final disposal. Burning and burial of medical waste is an unusual but common practice among the hospitals. All the hospitals employ the services of the state owned solid waste management company, the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA for final collection, and disposal of their medical waste at government approved sites.

  4. Iron deficiency anaemia among apparently healthy pre-school children in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Akodu, Olufemi S; Disu, Elizabeth A; Njokanma, Olisamedua F; Kehinde, Omolara A

    2016-03-01

    Iron deficiency, and specifically iron deficiency anaemia, remains one of the most severe and important nutritional deficiencies in the world today. To estimate the prevalence and associated factors for iron deficiency anaemia among pre-school children in Lagos. The study was conducted from December 2009 to February 2010 at the outpatient clinics of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos. Serum iron, total iron binding capacity, transferrin saturation and serum ferritin were assayed in subjects. The primary outcome measured was iron deficiency anaemia established based on the following criteria: hemoglobin iron depletion and this child belonged to the ≤ 2 years age category. None of the recruited subjects had iron deficiency without anaemia. Nine of the study subjects (10.11%) had iron deficiency anaemia. The prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia was significantly higher among younger age group than in the older age group (19.1% Vs 2.1%, p = 0.022). The prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia was significantly higher among subjects with weight-for-age, and weight-for-height Z scores below two standard scores (83.3% and 75.0% respectively, p = iron deficiency anaemia among study subjects was 10.11%. Iron deficiency anaemia was more common in children aged two years and below. Weight-for-age and weight-for-height Z scores below minus two standard scores were strongly associated with iron deficiency anaemia.

  5. Calidad del agua y sedimento en el lago de Maracaibo, estado Zulia

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    Giovany José-Bracho

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó el agua y el sedimento del lago de Maracaibo en seis estaciones de muestreo distribuidas de norte a sur del lago. Los parámetros físicoquímicos y ambientales fueron determinados y establecidas las relaciones entre estos y las áreas afectadas por descargas de aguas residuales, depósitos de basura, residuos industriales líquidos y sólidos, actividad petrolera y agrícola y materiales orgánicos acarreados por ríos y drenajes pluviales. Se evidenció la contaminación por incremento de utrientes(nitrógeno y fósforo en las zonas influenciadas por los ríos y vertederos de agua residual y se validó la presencia de una cuña salina por la penetración al lago de las aguas del golfo de Venezuela. Las concentraciones de metalespesados están por debajo de los límites permisibles para el agua; en los sedimentos es muy heterogénea.

  6. Factors Influencing the Usage of Compact Fluorescent Lamps in Existing Residential Buildings in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Olusola Olugbemileke Johnson

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Nigeria as a developing nation is facing increasing demand for electricity especially in the residential areas. The use of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs is one of the several measures towards reducing the demand. However, in Nigeria, the use of CFLs is low. The present study was designed to investigate some factors responsible for the low usage of CFLs in Lagos, Nigeria. Questionnaires were administered by hand on 984 households, selected through systematic random sampling techniques from 5 local government areas in Lagos State. The first building along the major street in each of the local government was selected randomly and every tenth building constituted the sample. A household head was surveyed in each of the building selected, and was asked to rate some factors that might have influenced the usage of CFLs. The data generated from the questionnaire were analysed using ranking method. The findings show that inability to measure the saving benefits of CFLs on electricity bills, lack of affordability and high initial cost of acquisition and installation were the most important factors which influence the use of the CFLs. The study concludes by providing some recommendations on how to achieve sustainable energy management in the Lagos and beyond through more efficient residential house lighting.

  7. Migraciones, trasnacionalismo y acción colectiva. Las estrategias de los migrantes argentinos en el exterior

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    Fernando Pedrosa

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available El objeto de este trabajo es profundizar en el conocimiento de las organizaciones creadas por ciudadanos argentinos radicados fuera de su país, como una de las estrategias que caracterizan a este colectivo de migrantes. Se buscará una mayor claridad en la definición conceptual de las organizaciones de argentinos eb el exterior debido a la variedad y heterogeneidad que se observa en ellas a través de los resultados de un trabajo empírico que será utilizado para sostener un acercamiento más detallado sobre la existencia y las características del funcionamiento de estas organizaciones. Palabras Clave: Migrantes, Acción colectiva, Argentina, Organizaciones sociales ________________Abstract:The purpose of this study is to deepen the knowledge of the organizations created by Argentine citizens residing abroad, as one of the strategies that characterizes this group of migrants. The paper seek clarity in the conceptual definition of eb Argentine organizations abroad because of the variety and heterogeneity seen in them by the results of an empirical study that will be used to support a more detailed report on the existence and operating characteristics of these organizations.Keywords: Migrants, Collective action, Argentina, Social Organizations 

  8. POLÍTICAS DE TRABAJO COMO DISPOSITIVO DE PROTECCIÓN SOCIAL: EL GOBIERNO DE LOS VETERANOS ARGENTINOS DE LA GUERRA DE MALVINAS

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    Daniel Chao

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    El artículo analiza el modo de gobierno de los veteranos de la guerra de Malvinas por parte del Estado argentino a partir de un conjunto de leyes, decretos y resoluciones referentes al trabajo promulgados entre 1983 y 2011...

  9. X Congreso Argentino de Paleontología y Bioestratigrafía y VII Congreso Latinoamericano de Paleontología : Resúmenes

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    Ballent, Sara; Analía E. Artabe; Tortello, M. Franco

    2010-01-01

    Resúmenes de los trabajos presentados en el X Congreso Argentino de Paleontología y Bioestratigrafía y VII Congreso Latinoamericano de Paleontología realizado en la ciudad de La Plata los días 20 al 24 de septiembre de 2010

  10. Inversión y reactivación tectónicas cretácicocenozoicas en el Noroeste Argentino: influencia de las heterogeneidades del basamento neoproterozoico-paleozoico inferior Cretaceous-Cenozoic tectonic inversion and reactivation in Northwestern Argentina: Influence of Neoproterozoic-Lower Paleozoic basement heterogeneities

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    Fernando Hongn

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Los rasgos estructurales del basamento neoproterozoico-paleozoico inferior (Cámbrico- Ordovícico del noroeste argentino han controlado en diferentes grados el desarrollo de las estructuras posteriores, principalmente las vinculadas con la extensión cretácica y el acortamiento andino. La inversión tectónica de fallas normales relacionadas con el rift cretácico ha sido frecuentemente invocada entre los mecanismos que influyen en la definición de las zonas de doble vergencia y retrovergencia que muestra el orógeno andino en el noroeste argentino. En esta contribución proponemos que las estructuras del basamento jugaron un papel primario en la localización tanto de las fallas normales cretácicas posteriormente reactivadas como de las fallas inversas andinas. Una sección estructural regional entre la Cordillera de Domeyko (Chile y el Sistema de Santa Bárbara (aproximadamente 24º-25ºLS muestra segmentos con vergencias cenozoicas opuestas, en la que cada porción responde a diferentes controles ejercidos por estructuras previas. La inversión de fallas normales asociadas a sistemas de rift fue el principal control de la geometría y vergencia de las estructuras cenozoicas vinculadas al acortamiento andino en la Cordillera de Domeyko, en los Valles Calchaquíes y en el Sistema de Santa Bárbara. La reactivación de las estructuras y heterogeneidades originadas durante la evolución neoproterozoico-paleozoica del basamento controlaron el desarrollo de las estructuras cenozoicas en la Puna. La reactivación de las heterogeneidades no sólo influyó en los cambios de orientación y vergencia, sino también en la distribución temporal compleja que muestra el acortamiento andino. La reactivación múltiple de algunas estructuras del basamento neoproterozoico-paleozoico inferior ocurrió en diferentes etapas de su historia incluyendo inversiones positivas y negativas entre el Cretácico y el Cuaternario.The Neoproterozoic-Lower Paleozoic

  11. Chocho de Santa Catarina Ocotlan, Oaxaca (Chocho of Santa Catarina Ocotlan, Oaxaca).

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    This document is one of 17 volumes on indigenous Mexican languages and is the result of a project undertaken by the Archivo de Lenguas Indigenas de Mexico. This volume contains information on Chocho, an indigenous language of Mexico spoken in Santa Catarina Ocotlan, in the state of Oaxaca. The objective of collecting such a representative sampling…

  12. Mixteco de Santa Maria Penoles, Oaxaca (Mixtec of Santa Maria Penoles, Oaxaca).

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    This document is one of 17 volumes on indigenous Mexican languages and is the result of a project undertaken Archivo de Lenguas Indigenas de Mexico. This volume contains information on Mixtec, an indigenous language of Mexico spoken in Santa Maria Penoles in the state of Oaxaca. The objective of collecting such a representative sampling of the…

  13. 77 FR 36955 - Security Zone; Cruise Ships, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA

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    2012-06-20

    ... cruise ship located within 3 nautical miles of the Santa Barbara Harbor Breakwater Light (Light List... impact a terrorist attack against a cruise ship would have on the public interest, the Coast Guard... sea floor within a 100-yard radius of any cruise ship which is located within 3 nautical miles...

  14. Monitoring mountain lakes in a changing Alpine cryosphere: the Lago Nero project (Ticino, Switzerland)

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    Scapozza, Cristian; Bruder, Andreas; Domenici, Mattia; Lepori, Fabio; Pera, Sebastian; Pozzoni, Maurizio; Rioggi, Stefano; Colombo, Luca

    2017-04-01

    Mountain lakes and their catchments of the Alpine cryosphere are facing global pressures including climate warming and deposition of atmospheric pollutants. Due to their remoteness, often low buffer capacities and sensitive biotic communities, alpine lake catchments are particularly well suited as sentinels of environmental change. Lago Nero is the object of an intensive survey, aimed at developing predictive models of catchment-wide ecosystem responses to environmental change (Bruder et al. 2016). Lago Nero is located at the head of Val Bavona (Canton Ticino, southern Switzerland), in a southwest-facing catchment, with altitude ranging from 2385 to 2842 m asl. The substrate is dominated by gneissic bedrock with patches of grassy vegetation and shallow soils. The catchment is snow-covered approximately from November to May. For a similar period, the lake is ice-covered. Lago Nero is an oligotrophic, soft-water lake with a surface of approximatively 13 ha and a maximal depth of 73 m. According to the regional model of potential permafrost distribution in the southern Swiss Alps (Scapozza & Mari 2010), the presence of discontinuous permafrost is probable in almost the entire surface of the catchment covered by loose debris. A direct evidence of permafrost occurrence is the presence of a small active/inactive rock glacier in the south-eastern part of the catchment (front altitude: 2560 m asl). Monitoring of the site began in summer 2014, with an initial phase aimed at developing and testing methodologies and at evaluating the suitability of the catchment and the feasibility of the monitoring program. The intensive survey at Lago Nero measures a wide array of ecosystem responses, including runoff quantity and chemistry, catchment soil temperature (also on the rock glacier) and composition of terrestrial vegetation. Sampling frequency depends on the parameter measured, varying from nearly continuous (e.g. runoff and temperature) to five-year intervals (e.g. soil and

  15. Geologic Map of the Santa Barbara Coastal Plain Area, Santa Barbara County, California

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    Minor, Scott A.; Kellogg, Karl S.; Stanley, Richard G.; Gurrola, Larry D.; Keller, Edward A.; Brandt, Theodore R.

    2009-01-01

    This report presents a newly revised and expanded digital geologic map of the Santa Barbara coastal plain area at a compilation scale of 1:24,000 (one inch on the map to 2,000 feet on the ground)1 and with a horizontal positional accuracy of at least 20 m. The map depicts the distribution of bedrock units and surficial deposits and associated deformation underlying and adjacent to the coastal plain within the contiguous Dos Pueblos Canyon, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria 7.5' quadrangles. The new map supersedes an earlier preliminary geologic map of the central part of the coastal plain (Minor and others, 2002; revised 2006) that provided coastal coverage only within the Goleta and Santa Barbara quadrangles. In addition to new mapping to the west and east, geologic mapping in parts of the central map area has been significantly revised from the preliminary map compilation - especially north of downtown Santa Barbara in the Mission Ridge area - based on new structural interpretations supplemented by new biostratigraphic data. All surficial and bedrock map units, including several new units recognized in the areas of expanded mapping, are described in detail in the accompanying pamphlet. Abundant new biostratigraphic and biochronologic data based on microfossil identifications are presented in expanded unit descriptions of the marine Neogene Monterey and Sisquoc Formations. Site-specific fault kinematic observations embedded in the digital map database are more complete owing to the addition of slip-sense determinations. Finally, the pamphlet accompanying the present report includes an expanded and refined summary of stratigraphic and structural observations and interpretations that are based on the composite geologic data contained in the new map compilation. The Santa Barbara coastal plain is located in the western Transverse Ranges physiographic province along an east-west-trending segment of the southern California coastline about 100 km (62 mi) northwest

  16. PRECENCIA DE LOS NEGROS EN SANTA MARTA

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    Full Text Available Partimos de señalar que las investigaciones sobre los negros en la Provincia de Santa Marta, son escasas; sin embargo, podemos afirmar que dos trabajos dan cuenta de su presencia en la ciudad y en todo su territorio. El primero, de ellos es la reciente publicación sobre la esclavitud entre los años 1791- 1851, de Dolcey Romero Jaramillo que revisa el papel de los negros en dicha provincia y ciudad. El otro es nuestro estudio sobre 10s negros llegados a Santa Marta desde el Departamento de Bolívar, en la década de los 80 del siglo pasado, titulado "Cristo Rey: Un Espacio para permanecer en el Tiempo". El presente artículo elabora una cronología de la presencia de los negros esclavos que llegaron a Santa Marta desde 1525, año de su fundación. Se señala cómo durante los primeros años se fueron autorizando dos (2 esclavos negros para algunas personas importantes, destinados a1 servicio doméstico. Política que se comienza a modificar a partir de 1535, cuando se le autorizan cien (100 esclavos al Gobernador Pedro Fernández de Lugo, y desde entonces, es importante su presencia en oficios varios, sobre todo en las actividades de las haciendas cercanas a Santa Marta, hasta el siglo XIX. A finales de ese siglo y comienzos del XX, es significativa su vinculación a] muelle -más tarde puerto-, como "muelleros" o "portuarios", asumiendo la responsabilidad de garantizar las actividades de carga y descarga del puerto samario. Igualmente se muestra su papel determinante en la construcción de las líneas férreas que unirían a la ciudad-puerto con la "Zona Bananera". Es para esta última actividad, que se traen negros desde Jamaica conocidos como "yumecas", llamados "yumecas" por los samarios.

  17. 2007款现代Santa Fe

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    2006-01-01

    现代为了开发新款Santa Fe(圣达菲)投入了1.55亿美元的资金,整个研发过程历时26个月,仅从车身长度看,新车增加了175mm。达到4675mm,同时轴距增加到2700mm。而车宽也增加了45mm,达到1890mm。

  18. The impact of anthropogenic pollution on limnological characteristics of a subtropical highland reservoir “Lago de Guadalupe”, Mexico

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    Full Text Available “Lago de Guadalupe” is an important freshwater ecosystem located in the northern part of the metropolitan area surrounding Mexico City, under high demographic pressure. It receives approximately 15 hm3·y-1 of untreated municipal wastewater from the surrounding municipalities. In order to develop a comparative assessment of the pollution effect over the limnological characteristics of Lago de Guadalupe, this lake was characterised from February 2006 to July 2009, and the results were compared with those obtained from a non-polluted lake “Lago el Llano” located in the same drainage area. Lago de Guadalupe was hypereutrophic with anoxic conditions throughout most of the water column. In contrast, Lago el Llano was mesotrophic with high dissolved oxygen concentrations throughout the entire water column with a clinograde profile. Both reservoirs had a monomictic mixing regime. The longitudinal zonation of physicochemical and biological variables were investigated in order to better understand the processes controlling the water quality across the reservoir during its residence time. This study shows the impact of anthropogenic pollution on the limnological characteristics of a subtropical reservoir and confirms that under adequate management schemes, namely avoiding pollution and wastewater discharges, subtropical reservoirs can be prevented from developing eutrophic conditions.

  19. 33 CFR 80.1102 - Santa Catalina Island, CA.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Santa Catalina Island, CA. 80.1102 Section 80.1102 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Pacific Coast § 80.1102 Santa Catalina Island, CA....

  20. 46 CFR 7.115 - Santa Catalina Island, CA.

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    ... 46 Shipping 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Santa Catalina Island, CA. 7.115 Section 7.115 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC BOUNDARY LINES Pacific Coast § 7.115 Santa Catalina Island, CA. (a) A line drawn from the northernmost point of Lion Head...

  1. 33 CFR 80.1138 - Santa Cruz Harbor, CA.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Santa Cruz Harbor, CA. 80.1138 Section 80.1138 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Pacific Coast § 80.1138 Santa Cruz Harbor, CA. A line drawn...

  2. 33 CFR 80.1126 - Santa Barbara Harbor, CA.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Santa Barbara Harbor, CA. 80.1126 Section 80.1126 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Pacific Coast § 80.1126 Santa Barbara Harbor, CA. A line...

  3. Free inside: The Music Class at Santa Ana Jail

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    Fierro, Joe

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the workings of the music class at the Santa Ana Jail in Santa Ana, California. It gives us insight into a jail system and a music class focused on helping inmates position themselves to become productive members of society. In this article I examine how the facility encourages inmates' good behaviour and why the music class…

  4. 27 CFR 9.31 - Santa Cruz Mountains.

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    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Santa Cruz Mountains. 9.31... Cruz Mountains. (a) Name. The name of the viticultural area described in this section is “Santa Cruz Mountains.” (b) Approved maps. The 24 approved U.S.G.S. maps for determining the boundaries are 23...

  5. "Santa Maria" forever : Eesti ja Portugali kirjandussuhetest / Toomas Haug

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    Haug, Toomas, 1956-

    2012-01-01

    Jaanuaris 1961 Portugali diktaatorlikule režiimile protestiks kaaperdatud laevast "Santa Maria", mis sai omamoodi vabaduse ja vastuhaku sümboliks ka okupeeritud Eestis. Artiklis käsitletakse sellest sündmusest mõjutatud teoseid, täpsemalt Aleksander Suumanni maali "Santa Maria" ja Paul-Eerik Rummo samanimelist luuletust

  6. "Santa Maria" forever : Eesti ja Portugali kirjandussuhetest / Toomas Haug

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    Haug, Toomas, 1956-

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    Jaanuaris 1961 Portugali diktaatorlikule režiimile protestiks kaaperdatud laevast "Santa Maria", mis sai omamoodi vabaduse ja vastuhaku sümboliks ka okupeeritud Eestis. Artiklis käsitletakse sellest sündmusest mõjutatud teoseid, täpsemalt Aleksander Suumanni maali "Santa Maria" ja Paul-Eerik Rummo samanimelist luuletust

  7. 77 FR 39726 - Land Acquisitions: Pueblo of Santa Clara

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    2012-07-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Land Acquisitions: Pueblo of Santa Clara AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs... into trust for the Pueblo of Santa Clara on January 27, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:...

  8. "Santa Maria" forever : Eesti ja Portugali kirjandussuhetest / Toomas Haug

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    Haug, Toomas, 1956-

    2012-01-01

    Jaanuaris 1961 Portugali diktaatorlikule režiimile protestiks kaaperdatud laevast "Santa Maria", mis sai omamoodi vabaduse ja vastuhaku sümboliks ka okupeeritud Eestis. Artiklis käsitletakse sellest sündmusest mõjutatud teoseid, täpsemalt Aleksander Suumanni maali "Santa Maria" ja Paul-Eerik Rummo samanimelist luuletust

  9. "Santa Maria" forever : Eesti ja Portugali kirjandussuhetest / Toomas Haug

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    Haug, Toomas, 1956-

    2015-01-01

    Jaanuaris 1961 Portugali diktaatorlikule režiimile protestiks kaaperdatud laevast "Santa Maria", mis sai omamoodi vabaduse ja vastuhaku sümboliks ka okupeeritud Eestis. Artiklis käsitletakse sellest sündmusest mõjutatud teoseid, täpsemalt Aleksander Suumanni maali "Santa Maria" ja Paul-Eerik Rummo samanimelist luuletust

  10. Entrelugares: un acercamiento a los blogs de escritores como nuevos espacios del campo literario argentino

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    Vigna, Diego

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available [es] A partir del interés que suscitan actualmente las relaciones entre la literatura y los formatos de publicación Web, este artículo intenta ofrecer algunas reflexiones teóricas que permitan esclarecer modos de abordar la irrupción del formato Blog en el campo literario argentino, y específicamente la apropiación del formato Blog por parte de escritores consagrados o en vías de consagración que ya ostentan una obra publicada en papel. Las reflexiones se estructuran, entonces, a partir de dos formas de aproximación teórica sobre esta situación que intenta vestirse de “nuevo fenómeno”. Una de ellas pone especial énfasis en el desarrollo tecnológicocomunicacional y en sus implicancias en el dominio cultural, partiendo desde el concepto de industria cultural para analizar el protagonismo del mercado y su influencia en la producción de bienes culturales. La otra aproximación no es ajena a lo anterior pero se encuentra enfocada en la sociología del arte y la literatura, y se constituye como un complemento necesario porque pone su acento en la entidad fundamental para comprender los procesos y las prácticas literarias, precedentes y actuales: el campo literario mismo y sus movimientos internos. [en] From the interest that nowadays the relationship between literature and web publication formats brings about, this article sets out to discuss some theoretical insights that allow clarifying ways of analyzing the irruption of the Blog format in Argentinean literary field. Specifically, the appropriation of the Blog format by recognized authors or by those in the process of being recognized and that have published a book. The reflexions on this situation that attempts to be dressed as “new phenomenon” are structured around two theorical approaches. One puts special emphasis in the technological-communicational development and its implications on the cultural domain, starting from the concept of cultural industry to examine the

  11. Juan Costa: un pionero del cooperativismo rural argentino, 1916-1927

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    Susana Bichsel

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Hasta hace algunos años la biografía histórica no interesaba a los historiadores, quienes habían perdido el interés por el estudio centrado en el individuo y su contexto y se sentían atraídos por el todo social. Los enfoques actuales de la historia, que procuran recobrar el accionar de los individuos dentro de los procesos sociales rescatando los mecanismos internos en que tienen lugar, han abierto en cambio nuevas y renovadas perspectivas para esta especialidad. El artículo se inscribe en esta línea renovada de la biografía histórica y se centra en la figura de Juan Costa, un pionero del cooperativismo rural argentino que tuvo destacada actuación en el ámbito de la provincia de Córdoba. El objetivo central del trabajo es recuperar la memoria y el discurso de un actor esencial del mundo rural que no ha sido debidamente considerado, ni menos aún estudiado en forma sistemática. Creemos que esta investigación puede llenar un vacío historiográfico y ser una herramienta útil al conocimiento histórico. Las fuentes esenciales para este análisis han sido diarios provinciales y nacionales, periódicos del movimiento cooperativo, libros de actas de las instituciones donde actuó el protagonista, y algunas entrevistas que pudimos realizar.Some years ago the historic biography did not interest historians, who had lost interest over the study centered into the individual and his context and felt attractted to the complete social idea. Nowadays the focus of history is to recover the actions of the individuals inside the social process, rescuing the internal mechanisms in which they have place, this openned in exchange new and anew perspectives for this speciallity. This article takes form in this new line of historic biography centering in Juan Acosta's figure, a pioneer of argentinian rural cooperativism that had a exceptional performance in Cordoba's province. The central objetive of this work is to bring back the memory and discourse

  12. Milicias y tropas negras de Buenos Aires. Afro argentinos armados para defender a sus amos

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    Marta Beatriz Golberg

    2003-12-01

    por cinco años en el frente para obtener su libertad definitiva. Este artículo estudia la participación de afro-argentinos en distintos frentes de los ejércitos de liberación. El ensayo también refleja las opiniones de los generales que comandaban las tropas afro-argentinas.

  13. Análisis del Impuesto sobre los Ingresos Brutos en las Provincias del Noroeste Argentino.

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    Juan Manuel Fernández

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Las fluctuaciones y los cambios estructurales económicos representan conceptos claves para el análisis de datos de coyuntura. Constituyen la materia prima para la estimación y predicción de variables representativas de la actividad económica de un país. Los cambios estructurales son acontecimientos especialmente relevantes en el análisis de la coyuntura económica que se examinan con especial atención, sobre todo por sus implicancias. Las fluctuaciones amplían sustancialmente el conocimiento sobre el sistema económico, de modo que pueden explicar con mayor fundamento el comportamiento de las variables analizadas y obtener predicciones y diagnósticos más precisos. En base a los datos obtenidos de la Dirección Nacional de Coordinación Fiscal con las Provincias, dependiente del Ministerio del Interior de la Nación, se realiza un análisis descriptivo del comportamiento de la recaudación del impuesto sobre los Ingresos Brutos de las provincias de la región del Noroeste Argentino -Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero y Tucumán- en el período comprendido entre 1983 y 2002. También se ha considerado importante agregar la relación entre la recaudación del tributo y el Producto Bruto Interno (PBI, en cada una de las provincias, a efectos de medir su incidencia y disponer de un coeficiente de comparación interjurisdiccional de eficiencia tributaria por parte de la entidad recaudadora. Finalmente y en función de la disponibilidad de datos mensuales de la recaudación de la Provincia de Tucumán, se realiza un análisis de la serie correspondiente al tributo Ingresos Brutos, en el período enero de 1987 a junio de 2003, muy representativo para medir el nivel de actividad económica de nuestra provincia. El método estadístico, para esta parte del trabajo, se basa en un análisis de series cronológicas con enfoque estructural de espacio de estado.

  14. Control tectónico de la red de drenaje de los Andes del norte argentino

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    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Los ríos transversales que drenan la vertiente oriental de los Andes del norte argentino muestran bruscos desvíos hacia cursos longitudinales, inmediatamente al oeste de la traza de grandes cabalgamientos o de los bordes de láminas levantadas por fallas ubicadas en el lado opuesto de ellos. Los ríos desviados colectan otros ríos transversales antes de emerger en la dirección opuesta y de atravesar el frente montañoso. El desvío de los ríos se interpreta como la respuesta al levantamiento progresivo y al crecimiento lateral de cinturones fallados o de anticlinales propagados a lo largo de fallas ciegas. La mayor parte de los ríos de la región fueron desviados, pocos de ellos mantuvieron sus cursos a través de las estructuras en desarrollo. La reorganización del drenaje por el desarrollo de una topografía controlada estructuralmente influyó en la ubicación y en la concentración de los desagües de los ríos en el frente montañoso. Este segmento de los Andes, que se extiende a lo largo de más de 600 km, tiene sólo tres desagües representados por los ríos troncales Bermejo, Juramento y Salí-Dulce. El drenaje evolucionó desde el levantamiento de la Puna (12- 15 Ma, después de la regresión marina final. El desvío de los ríos puede haber empezado después del levantamiento de la Cordillera Oriental (10 Ma y prosiguió con el levantamiento de nuevas montañas hacia el este. El levantamiento de las cadenas montañosas avanzó de oeste a este. Los cinturones más orientales del Sistema Subandino y de las Sierras Pampeanas septentrionales se levantaron después de los 3 Ma. El levantamiento rápido de los obstáculos tectónicos puede explicar la tendencia al desvío de los ríos de esta región.

  15. Incidencias del proceso histórico en el proceso educativo argentino

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    William Roberto Daros

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo aporta una relación panorámica y conceptual sobre la educación argentina. En él se presentan los inicios de las propuestas educativas, la presencia de la visión positivista, la legislación sobre la educación en el siglo XIX, la presencia estudiantil universitaria, la incidencia de la dictadura militar, un proyecto posterior de país que tendía al desarrollo industrial y la correspondiente legislación federal de educación. La metodología empleada en este artículo consiste en recurrir a datos históricos –sin hacer una historia de la educación– del proceso educativo formal en Argentina, a fin de sostener la hipótesis de que este se ha constituido sobre una doble vertiente cuya sombra se extiende hasta el presente. Para lograr este objetivo y corroborar esta hipótesis se ponen de manifiesto: a cómo las situaciones históricas, por medio de sus pensadores y políticos y de su legislación más representativa, b inciden en el presente del proceso educativo argentino, referido especialmente al nivel primario y secundario, c al generar una forma de ser sociocultural peculiar. No se pretende, pues, hallar una novedad histórica sino una forma de lectura diferente, para lograr tener conciencia acerca de cómo: a las decisiones políticas y culturales, b tomadas en el pasado c no han sido inofensivas, d lo que es una lección para el presente. Estas referencias históricas hacen visibles las pugnas que, dentro de la misma sociedad argentina, los bandos protagonistas iban generando. Estos fueron primeramente pro religiosos o pro laicos; y luego estos bandos se convirtieron en el federal y el unitario, no exento de corrupción, que perduran hasta el presente, en una no siempre fácil convivencia nacional.

  16. Rasgos de personalidad, bienestar psicologico y rendimiento academico en adolescentes argentinos

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    Alejandro Castro Solano

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Las diferencias individuales en el rendimiento escolar obedecen a tres tipos de factores: los intelectuales, los de aptitud para el estudio y los de personalidad. Los dos primeros han sido ampliamente estudiados. Recientemente comenzaron a surgir investigaciones que señalan que los factores exclusivamente intelectuales son pobres predictores del rendimiento académico a largo plazo y del éxito laboral fuera de los entornos educativos. Una gran cantidad de estudios revela que las variables de personalidad son importantes predictores de las adaptaciones que las personas realizan a los diferentes contextos en los cuales les toca vivir. El enfoque de los cinco factores de personalidad ha sido ampliamente estudiado, sin embargo casi no existen estudios con este enfoque en población adolescente, específicamente estudios locales. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo replicar la estructura pentafactorial de los rasgos de personalidad en adolescentes de 13 a 19 años. Asimismo se analiza cuales son los rasgos de personalidad que están más relacionados con el logro académico y si existe alguna asociación entre el rendimiento académico y el bienestar autopercibido derivado de la adaptación efectiva a determinados contextos vitales relevantes para los jóvenes. Participaron de este estudio 337 jóvenes que vivían en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y en el conurbano bonaerense (Argentina. Se aplicó el Cuestionario de los Cinco Factores de Personalidad (BFI de John (1990, como así también una encuesta sobre rendimiento esco- lar y otra sobre satisfacción vital por áreas (Escala D-1 de Andrews y Withey, 1976. Los resultados señalan que en adolescentes argentinos se verifica la misma estructura pentafactorial que en jóvenes estadounidenses. La dimensión conciencia apareció como el componente más relacionado con el mejor rendimiento. La dimensión neuroticismo no diferenciaba entre jóvenes con alto y bajo rendimiento.

  17. Trophic development in a volcanic lake with closed hydric balance. Lake Martignano; Evoluzione trofica di un lago vulcanico a bilancio idrico chiuso. Il lago di Martignano

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    Falleni, F.; Bruno, M. [Istituto Superiore di Sanita' , Rome (Italy); Marchiori, E. [Istituto Sperimentale per la Zootecnia, Monterotondo, Rome (Italy); Congestri, R. [Rome Univ. Tor Vergata, Rome (Italy); Gasperi, E.; Brambullo, M. [Azienda Sanitaria Locale A, Rome (Italy); Amadeio, R. [Comune di Campagnano, Rome (Italy)

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    Martignano lake is a particular charming volcanic lake in the countryside of Rome. Recently it was included in a project of Regional Wildlife Park. The lack of immissaries and emissaries, the quite long renewal time and the very short homeothermic period of two-months in a year, make the lake susceptible of trophic evolution. The comparison between the present data and those from previous studies seems to confirm such a slow development towards this way, with a nutrient level (nitrate 0.97 mg/L; total phosphorus 11.14 {mu}g/L) and chlorophyll a concentrations (10.68 {mu}g/L), typical of mesotrophic waters. The analysis of nutrient data expressed as annual mean value in percentage from the coastal stations, suggests an under lied farming influence, and points out the need to adopt fast reduction measures, to lower the phosphorus load in acceptable levels for the lake ecosystem. [Italian] Il lago di Martignano (207 m.s.l.m) e' situato nell'Italia centrale, a 35 Km a nord di Roma. I laghi di origine vulcanica rappresentano una tipologia relativamente rara rispetto all'insieme dei corpi d'acqua componenti la limnologia classica. La loro esistenza si determina in regioni con passata o attuale pronunciata attivita' tettonica. La mancanza di immissari ed emissari che caratterizza questo invaso rende particolarmente vulnerabile il suo livello trofico da parte delle contaminazioni da insediamenti urbani ed agricoli circostanti. Ai fini di valutare l'attuale velocita' di ricambio idrico del lago, il suo livello trofico e la conseguente capacita' di automantenimento di un basso livello trofico delle acque, e' stato pianificato il presente studio articolato in 13 mesi di campionamento. Si e' constatato che il valore medio annuale della clorofilla a, 10.68 {mu}g/L, mentre la presenza dei nitrati si aggira sul valore medio di 0.97 mg/L, cio' permette di ipotizzare l'origine agricola della maggior parte dei nutrienti del

  18. Procesos de (desmitificación en la novella de perón y Santa Evita de Tomás Eloy Martínez

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    Diógenes Fajardo Valenzuela

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    Full Text Available Al estudiar la Hamada Generación parricida de 1955, en la Argentina, notaba cómo «no obstante el peso del peronismo sobre los escritores argentinas, todavía no se había escrito una gran novela sobre el tema». Hoy encuentro respuesta eficaz a esta carencia en las dos novelas de Tomás Eloy Martínez que vienen a incrementar la ya larga lista de textos que directa o indirectamente se refieren al Peronismo. Precisamente este narrador se encarga de ilustrar a su lector, en Santa Evita, sobre algunos textos, básicamente cuentos o ensayos en los cuales los autores del Rió de la Plata han reelaborado el tema casi vedado del peronismo. Para el periodista/novelista argentino «algunos de los mejores relatos de los años cincuenta son una parodia» de la muerte de "ella", de "esa mujer", puesto que «los escritores necesitaban olvidar a Evita, conjurar su fantasma.» (SE: 198

  19. Heavy rainfall equations for Santa Catarina, Brazil

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    Álvaro José Back

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    Full Text Available Knowledge of intensity-duration-frequency (IDF relationships of rainfall events is extremely important to determine the dimensions of surface drainage structures and soil erosion control. The purpose of this study was to obtain IDF equations of 13 rain gauge stations in the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil: Chapecó, Urussanga, Campos Novos, Florianópolis, Lages, Caçador, Itajaí, Itá, Ponte Serrada, Porto União, Videira, Laguna and São Joaquim. The daily rainfall data charts of each station were digitized and then the annual maximum rainfall series were determined for durations ranging from 5 to 1440 min. Based on these, with the Gumbel-Chow distribution, the maximum rainfall was estimated for durations ranging from 5 min to 24 h, considering return periods of 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, and 100 years,. Data agreement with the Gumbel-Chow model was verified by the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, at 5 % significance level. For each rain gauge station, two IDF equations of rainfall events were adjusted, one for durations from 5 to 120 min and the other from 120 to 1440 min. The results show a high variability in maximum intensity of rainfall events among the studied stations. Highest values of coefficients of variation in the annual maximum series of rainfall were observed for durations of over 600 min at the stations of the coastal region of Santa Catarina.

  20. Mucílago de nopal (Opuntia spp.) sobre propiedades micromorfológicas y estructurales del suelo en trigo.

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    Se utilizó mucílago de nopal (Opuntia spp.), para evaluar el rendimiento de trigo. Se utilizó un suelo arcilloso y otro arenoso. Los tratamientos para ambos suelos fueron: T1=0-0 (Testigo) sin mucílago, solamente con agua, T2=10-90, T3=20-80, T4=30-70, T5= 40-60, T6=50-50, T7=60-40, T8=70-30 y T9=80-20. T representa Tratamiento, el primer número la cantidad de mucílago (%) y el segundo número la cantidad de agua (%), se distribuyeron en un diseño completamente al azar con nueve repeticiones. ...

  1. Aspectos relevantes de la cuenca del lago de Valencia aplicando la metodología del pensamiento complejo

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    María de los Ángeles Gregori

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    Full Text Available La dinámica de la cuenca del lago de Valencia situada entre los Estados Aragua y Carabobo, en la región norte costera de Venezuela está afectada por elementos climáticos, tectónicos, geomorfolóficos, la propia dinámica fluvial de los ríos que conforman la cuenca y por factores antrópicos, entre los cuales destacan el modelo de apropiación de los recursos naturales, la ocupación del territorio e incluso se pueden considerar las visiones mecanicistas y cortoplacista dadas en las "soluciones" que se implementaron para afrontar el crecimiento y decrecimiento del lago. Los principios del pensamiento complejo constituyen una estrategia metodológica para el abordaje multimensional y multiescalar sobre el estudio de la cuenca del lago Valencia.

  2. Propuesta de administración y manejo de los recursos naturales del lago de Camécuaro

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    El lago de Camécuaro se localiza en el municipio de Tangancícuaro, Michoacán. Está conformado por dos tipos de ecosistemas: uno terrestre (bosque de galería) y otro acuático (lago de aguas cristalinas). Su conjunción proporcionan una belleza natural del paisaje que es importante conservar, ya que históricamente el lago es un sitio tradicional de recreo para las población de la región y pese a su limitada extensión (12.14 ha), recibe una gran afluencia turística (250,000 visitantes/año). Fue d...

  3. An Assessment of Internet Uses, Practices, and Barriers for Professional Development by Agricultural Science Teachers in Lagos State

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    Olatomide Waheed Olowa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper reports a study carried out on the utilisation of the Internet by agricultural science teachers in Lagos state focusing on uses, practices, and barriers. A questionnaire was developed based on literature and was administered to 300 agricultural science teachers in Lagos schools. 275 questionnaires properly completed were analyzed. Data reveal that 130 teachers are using the Internet for teaching agricultural science in classrooms as well as for various activities that enhance their professional development. Nevertheless, it was found that agricultural science teachers in Lagos State have not fully utilised the Internet because of barriers related to time factor, accessibility, and facilities. It is suggested that for the proliferation of Internet practices, there needs to be an increase in funding for technology, an introduction of computer/technology education, a provision of pedagogical training for teachers, and a provision of administrational support.

  4. Propuesta de administración y manejo de los recursos naturales del lago de Camécuaro

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    Meza Ortiz, Octavio Herminio

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    El lago de Camécuaro se localiza en el municipio de Tangancícuaro, Michoacán. Está conformado por dos tipos de ecosistemas: uno terrestre (bosque de galería) y otro acuático (lago de aguas cristalinas). Su conjunción proporcionan una belleza natural del paisaje que es importante conservar, ya que históricamente el lago es un sitio tradicional de recreo para las población de la región y pese a su limitada extensión (12.14 ha), recibe una gran afluencia turística (250,000 visitantes/año). Fue d...

  5. O Conselho Argentino para as Relações Internacionais (CARI nos anos 1990 e a virada neoliberal argentina

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    Christiane Sauerbronn

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo procura identificar a participação do Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI na difusão de idéias neoliberais e na condução de algumas mudanças de paradigma que serviram de instrumento para a formulação da política externa Argentina durante o governo de Carlos Saul Menem (1989-1999. Entendemos o CARI como um think tank que interconecta uma rede de tomadores de decisão, acadêmicos e empresários, e contribui para a propagação de novos rumos de política externa. Por meio da política de revolving door de seus membros e da produção de seminários, grupos de estudos e publicações, o Consejo penetra na política externa do país como uma força doméstica dentro da estrutura de formulação da política externa argentina, refletindo também a agenda de política internacional em suas atividades. A idéia é identificar, por meio da análise da atuação do CARI frente aos temas caros de política externa da época e ao relacionamento com atores-chave como os Estados Unidos e a Grã-Bretanha, a participação do Consejo, com o apoio do Governo Menem, nos desdobramentos da política externa argentina durante o período. A mudança do posicionamento político argentino e a nova postura no padrão de votação em fóruns internacionais, nas parcerias bilaterais, no apoio a políticas neoliberais, na defesa dos interesses argentinos no Antártico, associados ao apoio governamental e o papel ativo do CARI entre 1989-1999, denotam que o Consejo esteve atento à conjuntura daquele momento e contribuiu para a difusão e implementação de mudanças na política externa do país.

  6. DIVERSIDAD DE MURCIÉLAGOS EN CUATRO LOCALIDADES DE LA ZONA COSTANERA DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE CÓRDOBA-COLOMBIA

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    Jesús Ballesteros C

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Contribuir al conocimiento de la diversidad de especies de murciélagos en cuatro localidades de la subregión costanera del departamento de Córdoba. Materiales y métodos. Durante los meses noviembre y diciembre del 2005, se realizó la exploración de la comunidad de murciélagos en cuatro localidades de la zona costanera del departamento de Córdoba. Mediante la metodología de evaluación ecológica rápida (EER, se eligieron áreas con fragmentos boscosos representativos de la zona costanera, con formación vegetal característica de bosque seco tropical. Se realizaron capturas de murciélagos, utilizando redes de niebla durante dos noches seguidas en cada sitio seleccionado, con un esfuerzo de muestreo de 40 horas/red. Resultados. Se registraron 15 especies de murciélagos distribuidos en 10 géneros y 3 familias. La especie más abundante fue Artibeus jamaicensis con el 36,6% de las capturas, seguida de Sturnira lilium y Glossophaga soricina 13,8 y 10,9%, respectivamente. Se registró la presencia de la especie Desmodus rotundus (murciélago vampiro, vector del virus de la rabia bovina. Conclusiones. Los datos indicaron que aún con el alto grado de intervención humana existente en la subregión costanera, y que pese a la homogenización de la matriz del paisaje por los efectos de la ganadería extensiva, los fragmentos de bosques estudiados presentan una importante riqueza de murciélagos, que son considerados tolerantes a habitats con disturbios y de áreas abiertas, especialmente de la familia Phyllostomidae que fue la mejor representada con 12 especies.

  7. Especies del Fitoplancton Presentes en el Lago Tonatiahua, Morelos, México Especies del Fitoplancton Presentes en el Lago Tonatiahua, Morelos, México

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    Roberto Trejo Albarrán

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    Full Text Available Se llevó a cabo un reconocimiento de las especies del fitoplancton del Lago Tonatiahua, Morelos, México, registrándose un total de 24 especies, incluidas en las siguientes clases: Chlorophyceae con 4 especies, Chlamydophyceae con 3 especies, Cyanophyceae con 3 especies, Euglenophyceae con 2 especies, Dinophyceae con 1 especie y Bacillariophyceae con 11, se da una descripción de cada una de ellas y la distribución que presentaron en la columna de agua durante el estudio. An examination of the phytoplankton species from the Tonatiahua lake of Morelos, Mexico was carried out. 24species were examinated. They were included in the following classification: Chlorophyceae with 4species, Chlamydophyceae with 3species, Cyanophyceae with 3 species, Euglenophyceae with 2 species, Dinophyceae with 1 species, Bacillariophyceae with 11 species, a description of each are and its distribution in a water column during the test are presented in this paper.

  8. Desempeño productivo, tipificación y rendimiento a la faena de machos enteros jovenes Holando Argentino engordados a corral Productive performance, carcass grading and yielding of holstein argentino young entire males in a feedlot

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    G.A. Morao

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se comparó el desempeño productivo, tipificación y rendimiento en frigorífico, de machos enteros jóvenes Holando Argentino (HA con machos castrados HA (novillos en un sistema feed lot. Los animales fueron sacrificados con menos de 2 años (2 pinzas. Los toritos superaron a los novillos en un 12,9% en aumento diario de peso vivo (ADPV y en un 14,9% en conversión alimenticia. El macho entero rindió 2% más que el novillo y obtuvo una mayor proporción de grasa tipo 1. El presente trabajo demuestra que los toritos, debido a la influencia androgénica, se comportan mejor productivamente que los novillos. La edad, nutrición y manejo, le han restado importancia a las desventajas propuestas. La nueva categoría de faena vacuna, MEJ (macho entero joven, supondrá mayor peso por cabeza faenada.Productive performance, carcass grade and yield of feedlot-fed Holstein Argentino young bulls and steers have been compared. All the animals were slaughtered before 2 years of age. Young bulls had average daily gains 12,9% greater than steers and 14,9% greater feed efficiency. Carcass yield of intact males was 2% higher than steers, and obtained a higher proportion of fat type 1. This study shows that young bulls have a better productive performance than steers. Age, nutrition and management of animals have reduced the importance of potential disadvantages. The existence of a new category of slaughter in Argentina called MEJ (young intact male will provide higher yielding and heavier carcasses.

  9. La naturaleza como víctima de la conquista Española caso: los murciélagos

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    La forma de percibir la naturaleza en cada cultura es diferente. Partiendo de esta premisa se plantea la pregunta Qué sucede con la percepción que se tiene de la naturaleza ante un choque de culturas? y se analiza el caso particular del murciélago a raíz de la conquista española de Mesoamérica. El objetivo del trabajo fue bosquejar posibles formas de manejar o conservar las especies de fauna que resultan temidas o rechazadas (particularmente los murciélagos). Se seleccionó a los quirópteros p...

  10. Angela Lago e o processar de vozes e registros: do riso medieval ao grotesco contemporâneo

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    Patricia Pires Pedroso

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    O presente trabalho tem como objetivo estudar a obra de Angela Lago, escritora e ilustradora de livros infantis, partindo da seleção de títulos que têm em comum a temática do assombro e da morte, a saber: De Morte! (1992), Charadas Macabras (1994), Sete Histórias para Sacudir o Esqueleto (2002) e Minhas Assombrações (2009). Considerada um dos grandes nomes da Literatura Infantil e Juvenil contemporânea, Angela Lago há mais de três décadas tem oferecido aos seus leitores títulos instigantes, m...

  11. Queratoquiste odontogénico con cartílago en la pared: presentación de un caso

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    Vicente Barrero, Mario; Báez Marrero, Oswaldo; Alfonso Martín, Juan Luis; Knezevic, Milan; Báez Acosta, Beatriz

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    Existen siete casos publicados en la literatura médica referentes a la presencia de cartílago en la pared de un queratoquiste. Presentamos un nuevo caso con inclusiones de queratina y cartílago en la pared quística. Incluimos imágenes clínicas, radiográficas e histopatológicas, así como sus posibilidades etiopatogénicas. There are seven published cases in world literature on cartilage in the walls of odontogenic keratocysts. Herein is presented one further case with ke...

  12. Queratoquiste odontogénico con cartílago en la pared: presentación de un caso

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    M Vicente Barrero; Báez Marrero, Oswaldo; Alfonso Martín, Juan Luis; Knezevic, Milan; Báez Acosta, Beatriz

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    Existen siete casos publicados en la literatura médica referentes a la presencia de cartílago en la pared de un queratoquiste. Presentamos un nuevo caso con inclusiones de queratina y cartílago en la pared quística. Incluimos imágenes clínicas, radiográficas e histopatológicas, así como sus posibilidades etiopatogénicas. There are seven published cases in world literature on cartilage in the walls of odontogenic keratocysts. Herein is presented one further case with ke...

  13. Uso de la fauna silvestre del Lago de Tota. Peces, herpetos, aves y mamíferos.

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    Moncaleano Niño, Angela Margarita; Calvachi Zambrano, Byron Alonso

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    En este estudio, se realiza una aproximación a la identificación de la fauna silvestre de Lago de Tota (Aquitania-Boyacá), particularmente de los grupos de peces, herpetos, aves y mamíferos. Además, se hacen aportes importantes para el conocimiento de la relación de las comunidades de habitantes aledañas con la fauna silvestre, en cuanto a su uso comercial o artesanal. Se realizaron los listados de las especies presentes en lago para cada uno de los grupos de la fauna, a partir de información...

  14. Las Regulaciones a la Composición de Cartera y las Inversiones de los Fondos de Jubilaciones y Pensiones: Un Ejercicio de Simulación para el Caso Argentino Las Regulaciones a la Composición de Cartera y las Inversiones de los Fondos de Jubilaciones y Pensiones: Un Ejercicio de Simulación para el Caso Argentino

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    Full Text Available Las Regulaciones a la Composición de Cartera y las Inversiones de los Fondos de Jubilaciones y Pensiones: Un Ejercicio de Simulación para el Caso Argentino Las Regulaciones a la Composición de Cartera y las Inversiones de los Fondos de Jubilaciones y Pensiones: Un Ejercicio de Simulación para el Caso Argentino

  15. El estado, las normas y las reformas. El sistema educativo como escenario de materialización de discursos e internalización de prácticas sociales: el caso Santa Cruz

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    Sonia Raquel Bazán

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se relaciona con los estilos de funcionamiento institucional a más de diez años de sancionada la Ley Federal de Educación y su implementación en la provincia de Santa Cruz, analizados en el proyecto de investigación ?Las normativas educativas y su incidencia en el funcionamiento cotidiano de la escuela? (UNPA ? UART 2009. Nos interesa abordar el trabajo docente en las escuelas bajo el enfoque de las regulaciones impuestas desde los discursos reformistas y el proceso de internalización de las mismas por parte de los actores de las instituciones escolares. El proyecto se desarrolló en dos etapas, siendo estas la recopilación y análisis de las normativas vigentes en el ámbito educativo de Santa Cruz y la valoración del impacto de las normativas en los estilos de funcionamiento de las escuelas. En esta primera parte se analizaron las prescripciones y orientaciones generales de la ?voz oficial? como pilar fundamental en la configuración de una cultura política educativa y en la construcción cotidiana de lo escolar. Se consideraron para ello, las atribuciones asignadas al Sistema Educativo Nacional desde los orígenes del Estado Argentino, como parte de un proceso extendido a todo Occidente, y en particular, las normativas que configuraron el Sistema Educativo Provincial, desde los inicios mismos de la historia de la Provincia de Santa Cruz en tanto tal, hasta el contexto reformista de los años 90.

  16. Holocene climate variability and anthropogenic impacts from Lago Paixban, a perennial wetland in Peten, Guatemala

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    Wahl, David B.; Hansen, Richard D.; Byrne, Roger; Anderson, Lysanna; Schreiner, T.

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    Analyses of an ~ 6 m sediment core from Lago Paixban in Peten, Guatemala, document the complex evolution of a perennial wetland over the last 10,300 years. The basal sediment is comprised of alluvial/colluvial fill deposited in the early Holocene. The absence of pollen and gastropods in the basal sediments suggests intermittently dry conditions until ~ 9000 cal yr. BP (henceforth BP) when the basin began to hold water perennially. Lowland tropical forest taxa dominated the local vegetation at this time. A distinct band of carbonate dating to ~ 8200 BP suggests regionally dry conditions, possibly associated with the 8.2 ka event. Wetter conditions during the Holocene Thermal Maximum are indicated by evidence of a raised water level and an open water lake. The timing of this interval coincides with strengthening of the Central American Monsoon. An abrupt change at 5500 BP involved the development of a sawgrass marsh and onset of peat deposition. The lowest recorded water levels date to 5500–4500 BP. Pollen, isotope, geochemical, and sedimentological data indicate that the coring site was near the edge of the marsh during this period. A rise in the water table after 4500 BP persisted until around 3500 BP. Clay marl deposition from 3500 to 210 BP corresponds to the period of Maya settlement. An increase in δ13C, the presence of Zea pollen, and a reduction in the percentage of forest taxa pollen indicate agricultural activity at this time. In contrast to several nearby paleoenvironmental studies, proxy evidence from Lago Paixban indicates human presence through the Classic/Postclassic period transition (~ 1000 BP) and persisting until the arrival of Europeans. Cessation of human activity around 210 BP resulted in local afforestation and the re-establishment of the current sawgrass marsh at Lago Paixban.

  17. Dam failure analysis for the Lago de Matrullas Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico

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    Torres-Sierra, Heriberto; Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta

    2015-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, completed a hydrologic and hydraulic study to assess the potential hazard to human life and property associated with the hypothetical failure of the Lago de Matrullas Dam, located within the headwaters of the Río Grande de Manatí. The hydrologic study yielded outflow hydrographs and peak discharges for Lago de Matrullas and other subbasins in the Río Grande de Manatí hydrographic basin for three extreme rainfall events: (1) a 6-hour probable maximum precipitation (PMP) event, (2) a 24-hour PMP event, and (3) a 100-year-recurrence, 24-hour rainfall event. The hydraulic study simulated the hypothetical dam failure of Lago de Matrullas using hypothetical flood hydrographs generated from the hydrologic study and selected dam breach parameters. The flood wave resulting from the failure was downstream-routed through the lower reaches of the Río Matrullas, the Río Toro Negro, and the Río Grande de Manatí for determination of water-surface profiles developed from the event-based hydrologic scenarios and “sunny day” (no precipitation) conditions. The Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC–HMS) and the River Analysis System (HEC–RAS) computer programs, developed by the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were used for the hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, respectively. The flow routing in the hydraulic analyses was performed using the unsteady-state flow module available in the HEC–RAS model.

  18. The last 7 millennia of vegetation and climate changes at Lago di Pergusa (central Sicily, Italy

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    L. Sadori

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to investigate climate changes and human activities under the lens of palynology. Based on a new high-resolution pollen sequence (PG2 from Lago di Pergusa (667 m a.s.l., central Sicily, Italy covering the last 6700 yr, we propose a reconstruction of climate and landscape changes over the recent past in central Sicily. Compared to former studies from Lago di Pergusa (Sadori and Narcisi, 2001, this work provides a reconstruction of the evolution of vegetation and climate over the last millennia in central Sicily, indeed completing previous results with new pollen data, which is particularly detailed on the last 3000 yr. Joint actions of increasing dryness, climate oscillations, and human impact shaped the landscape of this privileged site. Lago di Pergusa, besides being the main inland lake of Sicily, is very sensitive to climate change and its territory was inhabited and exploited continuously since the Palaeolithic. The lake sediments turned out to be a good observatory for natural phenomena that occurred in the last thousands of years. Results of the pollen-based study are integrated with changes in magnetic susceptibility and a tephra layer characterization. The tephra layer was shown to be related to the Sicanians' event, radiocarbon dated at 3055 ± 75 yr BP (Sadori and Narcisi, 2001. We performed palaeoclimate reconstructions by MAT (Modern Analogues Technique and WAPLS (Weighted Average Partial Least Square. Palaeoclimate reconstructions based on the core show important climate fluctuations throughout the Holocene. Climate reconstruction points out four phases of cooling and enhanced wetness in the last three millennia (2600–2000, 1650–1100, 850–550, 400–200 cal BP, corresponding to the periods between 650–50 BC, and 300–850, 1100–1400, 1550–1750 AD, respectively. This appears to be the evidence of local responses to global climate oscillations during the recent past.

  19. Heavy Metals Content in Playground Topsoil of Some Public Primary Schools in Metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria

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    O.E. Popoola

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    Full Text Available Assessing the concentration of potentially harmful heavy metals in playground topsoil from public primary schools in metropolitan Lagos, is imperative in order to evaluate the potential risks to the children in the schools. The study was conducted in order to determine if the concentrations of heavy metals in the soil is high enough to constitute a risk to children. Samples were collected from 20 schools in the Lagos metropolis and were subjected to microwave aqua regia digestion. Subsequently, the concentrations of the metals in the samples were measured using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GFAAS. The investigation revealed that Pb has the highest concentrations of all the metals. Mean metal concentration in playground soils were PbHD 23.08±11.11, PbLD 23.54±14.55; CrHD 5.99±5.79, CrLD 3.80±3.83; CdHD 0.33±0.33, CdLD 0.39±0.31; MnHD 1.60±0.14, MnLD 1.61±0.05 μg/g. Univariate analysis of variance showed that the metal concentrations in the high or low population density areas were not significantly different (p>0.05. The results generally indicated that pollution by metals in the dusts and soils is minimal for Pb and Cr and negligible for Mn and Cd while geographical location of the schools in high and low population density areas of Lagos state, Nigeria was not a determinant in the evaluation of children’s exposure to heavy metals.

  20. Utilization of Oral Health Care Services by University Undergraduates in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Makanjuola, J O; Uti, O G; Sofola, O O

    2015-01-01

    Data on the utilization of the available oral health facilities by university undergraduates is scarce in Nigeria. To determine the level of utilization of oral health care services and to identify the barriers to seeking treatment among University of Lagos students. A cross-sectional survey was carried out among University of Lagos undergraduates. Systematic sampling was used to select participants after randomly selecting a male and female hostel. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to participants and collected immediately. The data was analyzed using Epi info version 6.04 software. Statistical significance was evaluated with chi square test and p-value <0.05 was regarded as significant. About half (50.9%) of the respondents had visited the dentist previously while only 42.7% respondents had utilized dental services in the past 12 months. There was no significant association between the age, gender, year of undergraduate education, and the faculty of these students and their level of utilization of oral health care services. A high proportion of respondents that had attended the dental clinic went for dental checkup (33.6%) and extractions (30.9%).The major barriers to receiving dental treatment was a lack of perceived need for dental treatment (53.1%) followed by lack of time (27.1%), fear/anxiety (18.2%) and cost of treatment (18.2%). The low level of utilization among the undergraduates in Lagos, Nigeria shows that there is need for greater oral health awareness among the students, thereby increasing the use of oral health care facilities.

  1. Nitrogen budget of Lago Maggiore: the relative importance of atmospheric deposition and catchment sources

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    Gabriele TARTARI

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available Hydrological and chemical data of 1996 and 1997 are used to evaluate the relative contributions of atmospheric deposition and urban/industrial wastewaters to the nitrogen budget of Lago Maggiore. The atmospheric load of nitrogen was about 80% of the total input to the lake, with negligible variations in dry (1997 and wet (1996 years. A comparison of the two study years with the yearly N budgets evaluated from 1978 to 1998, showed that the N load was higher with increasing amounts of precipitation/water inflow. Soils and vegetation act as N sinks; the % retention varies between 40-60% for the forested catchments with low population density in the central-northern part of the basin, to values close to zero or even negative in the south, indicating a net leaching from the soils. The Traaen & Stoddard (1995 approach revealed that all the catchments of the major inflowing rivers were oversaturated with nitrogen. The long-term trend of nitrogen concentrations in Lago Maggiore (1955-99 is analogous to the trend for atmospheric deposition (1975-99, which is related to emissions of nitrogen oxides and ammonia in the atmosphere. The relationships between the present N load and in-lake concentrations are discussed using a budget model, which is also used to infer the pristine load of N. The close relationships between N trends in lakes Maggiore, Como and Iseo, and the geographical and anthropogenic features common to their catchments, suggest that the results obtained for Lago Maggiore can be extended to a wider area.

  2. Prevention of dental caries: knowledge, practice and opinion of paediatricians in Lagos.

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    Olatosi, O O; Sote, E O; Akinsola, O J; Oredugba, F A; Adenaike, A S

    2013-01-01

    Dental caries is the most prevalent oral disease in children and this is preventable. Paediatricians are the first professionals whom children visit and are in good position to begin the process of prevention of dental caries if they recognize and encourage good preventive habits. To determine the knowledge, practice and opinion of pediatricians in prevention of dental caries. A cross sectional survey was undertaken among pediatricians in Lagos. Questionnaires were administered to pediatricians practicing in Teaching hospitals, general and private hospitals in Lagos. The questionnaire assessed their personal details, knowledge about caries, practice guidelines and opinion towards its prevention. Less than one-third (27.7%) of the pediatricians knew that bacteria causing caries can be transmitted from mother to child. Only about one-third (30.8 %) of the paediatricians examine children's teeth for dental caries. Majority (87.7%) were of the opinion that paediatricians have a role in promoting oral health. A total of 59% of the paediatricians had moderate knowledge, while (71%) of them had poor practice and their opinion for prevention of dental caries was positive in more than two-thirds of them (71%). We concluded that most paediatricians in Lagos had moderate knowledge, poor practice and lacked proper awareness about prevention of dental caries. Recommendation: we recommend that preventive dentistry topics in oral health promotion and prevention of dental caries be part of their postgraduate curriculum, continued dental health education programme for paediatricians, referral of related cases to paediatric dentists and oral health related topics be published in paediatric medical journals.

  3. Holocene climate variability and anthropogenic impacts from Lago Paixban, a perennial wetland in Peten, Guatemala

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    Wahl, David; Hansen, Richard D.; Byrne, Roger; Anderson, Lysanna; Schreiner, Thomas

    2016-03-01

    Analyses of an ~ 6 m sediment core from Lago Paixban in Peten, Guatemala, document the complex evolution of a perennial wetland over the last 10,300 years. The basal sediment is comprised of alluvial/colluvial fill deposited in the early Holocene. The absence of pollen and gastropods in the basal sediments suggests intermittently dry conditions until ~ 9000 cal yr. BP (henceforth BP) when the basin began to hold water perennially. Lowland tropical forest taxa dominated the local vegetation at this time. A distinct band of carbonate dating to ~ 8200 BP suggests regionally dry conditions, possibly associated with the 8.2 ka event. Wetter conditions during the Holocene Thermal Maximum are indicated by evidence of a raised water level and an open water lake. The timing of this interval coincides with strengthening of the Central American Monsoon. An abrupt change at 5500 BP involved the development of a sawgrass marsh and onset of peat deposition. The lowest recorded water levels date to 5500-4500 BP. Pollen, isotope, geochemical, and sedimentological data indicate that the coring site was near the edge of the marsh during this period. A rise in the water table after 4500 BP persisted until around 3500 BP. Clay marl deposition from 3500 to 210 BP corresponds to the period of Maya settlement. An increase in δ13C, the presence of Zea pollen, and a reduction in the percentage of forest taxa pollen indicate agricultural activity at this time. In contrast to several nearby paleoenvironmental studies, proxy evidence from Lago Paixban indicates human presence through the Classic/Postclassic period transition (~ 1000 BP) and persisting until the arrival of Europeans. Cessation of human activity around 210 BP resulted in local afforestation and the re-establishment of the current sawgrass marsh at Lago Paixban.

  4. Recovery and recycling practices in municipal solid waste management in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Kofoworola, O F

    2007-01-01

    The population of Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, increased seven times from 1950 to 1980 with a current population of over 10 million inhabitants. The majority of the city's residents are poor. The residents make a heavy demand on resources and, at the same time, generate large quantities of solid waste. Approximately 4 million tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) is generated annually in the city, including approximately 0.5 million of untreated industrial waste. This is approximately 1.1 kg/cap/day. Efforts by the various waste management agencies set up by the state government to keep its streets and neighborhoods clean have achieved only minimal success. This is because more than half of these wastes are left uncollected from the streets and the various locations due to the inadequacy and inefficiency of the waste management system. Whilst the benefits of proper solid waste management (SWM), such as increased revenues for municipal bodies, higher productivity rate, improved sanitation standards and better health conditions, cannot be overemphasized, it is important that there is a reduction in the quantity of recoverable materials in residential and commercial waste streams to minimize the problem of MSW disposal. This paper examines the status of recovery and recycling in current waste management practice in Lagos, Nigeria. Existing recovery and recycling patterns, recovery and recycling technologies, approaches to materials recycling, and the types of materials recovered from MSW are reviewed. Based on these, strategies for improving recovery and recycling practices in the management of MSW in Lagos, Nigeria are suggested.

  5. Critical factors that impact on the efficiency of the Lagos seaports

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    Francis Ojadi

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Since the past two decades, the Lagos seaports have experienced vessel and storage yard cargo congestion, resulting in dwell times of about 30 days for containerised imports and high trade logistics costs.Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the critical factors that impact the operational efficiency of the Lagos seaports with a view to improving liner trade activities.Method: The study adopted an operational-based approach to understand the dynamics of the various interfaces of the port value chain. The research paradigm adopted for the study was therefore a combination of constructivism and post-positivism paradigms, which entailed the exploration and understanding of the various stakeholders in the port value chain. The epistemology of the research relied on the use of the exploratory sequential mixed method research technique (i.e. the qualitative approach followed by the quantitative approach at the operational level of port operations.Results: The result of the research showed that significant challenges exist and that some of these challenges cut across all functions of port operations. Challenges are experienced in the areas of corruption, trade fraud, transport infrastructure deficits, the absence of a supply chain culture and shortcomings in the execution of the ‘contract of customs’. Additionally, these factors include the deficiencies in services and facilities provided by state agencies and government-appointed service providers and private sector companies such as truckers, inland container depots, Inland Container Depots (ICDs and terminal operators.Conclusion: Specific recommendations are made to address the issues identified which, if implemented, could significantly address the current inefficiencies observed in the Lagos seaport’s operations.

  6. [First responder defibrillation in the LAGO-die Therme--results and experiences].

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    Trappe, H-J; Nesslinger, M; Schrage, O M; Wissuwa, H; Becker, H-J

    2005-06-01

    The use of automated external defibrillator (AED) by persons other than paramedics and emergency medical technicians is advocated by several US- and European organizations. However, at the present time it is still unclear to identify public places with a high incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. There are few data on the potential impact of public access defibrillators on survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in sporting arenas or water parks. Therefore, we studied prospectively incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the LAGO-die Therme in Herne. This is one of the most important swimming parks in Europe and member of the European Waterpark Association EWA. Eight AEDs were placed in the waterpark LAGO-die Therme. The locations where the defibrillators were stored were chosen to make possible a target interval of 60 seconds from collapse to first defibrillation. Twenty waterpark officers were instructed in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of the AED. During November 16, 2001 and December 31, 2004, 2.05 Mio. visitors were counted in the LAGO. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest occurred in none of them. AED were used in two visitors with non arrhythmogenic syncope, no shock was delivered. Questionaires were done in 588 visitors (336 males, 252 females, mean age 38+21 years) in 2002 and in 579 visitors (322 males, 257 females, mean age 37+/-25 years) in 2004. In 2002, 77% of the visitors noticed the AED and, therefore, 49% performed more sporting activities. In addition, in 2004, AED was noticed by 480 visitors (83%) and 277 visitors (48%) did more sporting activities. There were no significant differences between 2002 and 2004 (p=ns). Despite no out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the waterpark during the 3 year follow- up, it seems reasonable to install AED in sporting places with thousands of visitors per year.

  7. Parâmetros morfométricos da Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, Estado de Minas Gerais: comparação de duas metodologias. - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i3.5545 Morphometric features of Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais State: comparison of two methodologies - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i3.5545

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    Alan Vieira Gonzaga

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo avaliou a precisão de dois protocolos usados para a confecção de uma carta batimétrica para a Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil. Numa segunda etapa, o estudo estimou todos os parâmetros morfométricos primários e secundários desse ambiente. Finalmente, o estudo avaliou a importância dessas informações na qualidade de água e na ecologia geral do sistema. Os protocolos foram baseados no uso de dois sistemas distintos, usados para o levantamento batimétrico: uma ecossonda Biosonics DT-X (Biosoncs Inc. e um Ecobatímetro SonarLite (Ohmnex Ltda, ambos acoplados a um D-GPS (Differential Global Positioning System para a obtenção das coordenadas geográficas de cada profundidade medida. A Lagoa Central de Lagoa Santa é um pequeno lago natural, raso (Zmax The goal of this study was to verify the utility and accuracy of two tools to obtain a bathymetric chart for Lagoa Central (Lagoa Santa, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil and also to assess the morphometric parameters of the lake and their implications in the ecology of this system. The tested tools were the Biosonics DT-X (Biosonics Inc. echosounder and the SonarLite (Ohmnex Ltda bathymeter, both coupled to a Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS to obtain the geographic coordinates associated with the depth in each point. Lagoa Central is a small, shallow (Zmax r = 0.5% and concave. This makes the water body less prone to thermal stratification and more susceptible to eutrophication. Both investigated equipments demonstrated to be suitable for the survey, user-friendly, low-cost and with sub-metric accuracy.

  8. Plantas útiles de Santa Victoria Oeste (Salta, Argentina)

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    Yavi, en el extremo norte de la provincia de Jujuy y a pasos de la frontera con Bolivia, es un poblado dentro de un pequeño valle irrigado en el corazón del altiplano argentino. Es un lugar visitado por los turistas por su antigua capilla y el museo de la casa donde residió un marqués. Menos personas saben que el camino de ripio que parte hacia el este conduce a un valle con varios miles de habitantes, a poca distancia al mismo tiempo de la selva de las Yungas y la Puna, como s...

  9. Use of Remote Sensing and Local Knowledge for Geoconservation of Regiao dos Lagos, Brazil

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    Avelar, S.; Vasconcelos, G.; Mansur, K. L.; Anjos, S. C.

    2013-12-01

    A series of lagoons can be found along the coastline of Rio de Janeiro, in the so-called Regiao dos Lagos. The lagoons differ in size, physicochemical, sedimentological and biological characteristics. Rare examples of litifying microbialites that produce stromatolites, the oldest fossils on Earth, can be found living in this lagoon system. The occurrence of stromatolites in the region is of great scientific interest because it enables the study of possible analogues of the earliest life on Earth. However, this region has been suffering from intense human activities and degradations. Geoconservation planning requires an assessment of the characteristics of the region and its potential threats. The primary goal of this study is to assess physical environmental changes and anthropogenic impacts over the last four decades in Regiao dos Lagos. Using a broad integrative assessment combining remote sensing, GIS, field studies and local knowledge of communities, land-cover and land-use classes were identified, as well as the main human activities impacting the environment. The seasonal and weekend tourism and urban sprawl in this coastal area of Rio de Janeiro triggers the occupation of new areas and the removal of natural vegetation, especially on lagoon margins. This disorderly occupation by an ever increasing population, with both legal and illegal constructions and the subsequent overload of the local infrastructure, e.g. increase of electrical energy consumption, volume of vehicles, pollution in air, water and soil and problems with water supply and wastewater treatment, are hastening the gradual degradation of the lake ecosystem. The main driving forces to environmental changes over the last four decades in Regiao dos Lagos were the change of dense vegetation, saline and bare soil classes into built-up areas, adding to the poor waste treatment and inadequate sewage disposal. This analysis provides a basis for a better control of anthropogenic impacts and

  10. HISTORIA AMBIENTAL DE UN LAGO ALPINO EN EL CENTRO DE MÉXICO (1230-2010

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    Estela Cuna

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    Full Text Available Los lagos de alta montaña, con una baja mineralización, alcalinidad y contenido de nutrientes, son ecosistemas sensibles a perturbaciones naturales o antropogénicas y en la actualidad están amenazados por el calentamiento global. En México existen dos lagos de alta montaña (> 3,800 m snm: La Luna y El Sol, en el cráter del Nevado de Toluca. Análisis de parámetros químicos y de diatomeas en sedimentos superficiales permiten identificar que La Luna es más ácido y menos mineralizado que El Sol y que a pesar de su proximidad geográfica cada lago tiene un conjunto de diatomeas característico, con menor abundancia y riqueza específica en La Luna. En este lago dominan Encyonema perpusillum y Psammothidium helveticum y en El Sol Cavinula pseudoscutiformis , Psammothidium levanderi y Aulacoseira distans. Con base en esta distribución se interpreta el registro de diatomeas de una secuencia sedimentaria de La Luna, de 57 cm, fechada con 210 Pb y 14 C en la que también se realizaron análisis de contenido de cladóceros y de susceptibilidad magnética. Todos estos indicadores permiten ubicar el inicio de una tendencia hacia climas secos y fríos alrededor de los años 1350 y 1510, que corresponde a la Pequeña Edad de Hielo (PEH, la cual tiene su máxima expresión entre los años 1660 y 1760, durante el mínimo de actividad solar de Maunder. Las características ambientales de sequía y frío se observan hasta principios del siglo XX. La comparación de este registro con otros disponibles permite concluir que durante la PEH hubo una tendencia regional en el centro de México hacia climas secos.

  11. ANà LISE DA COMPETITIVIDADE DO APL DE PISCICULTURA NO LAGO DE TRÊS MARIAS

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    Castro, Luciano Thome; Mafud, Marina Darahem; Scare,Roberto Fava

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    Objetivou-se, neste artigo, analisar a competitividade e as potencialidades da piscicultura no Lago de Três Marias em Minas Gerais, dado que é latente o desenvolvimento dessa atividade como alternativa econômica para a região. São utilizadas a visão de APL (Arranjo Produtivo Local), com contribuições da Nova Economia Institucional e de coordenação em sistemas agroindustriais, como modelos de análise. Como método para coleta de dados, foi realizado um levantamento de dados in loco por meio de ...

  12. Streblidae de murciélagos de Lima: dos citas nuevas para Perú

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    Guillermo L. CLAPS

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    Full Text Available Se presentan nuevos registros de Streblidae para el departamento Lima (Perú, que parasitan a tres especies de murciélagos de la familia Phyllostomidae: Anoura geoffroyi Gray, Carollia perspicillata (Linneo y Desmodus rotundus (Geoffroy. Se amplía la distribución geográfica de Anastrebla modestini Wenzel, Aspidoptera falcata Wenzel, Exastinion clovisi (Pessôa & Guimarães, Megistopoda aranea (Coquillett, Speiseria ambigua Kessel y Strebla wiedemanni Kolenati (Diptera, Streblidae, dado que se registran por primera vez en el departamento, y A. modestini y E. clovisi se mencionan por primera vez en Perú.

  13. Anti-malarial drug quality in Lagos and Accra - a comparison of various quality assessments

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    Bate Roger

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Two major cities in West Africa, Accra, the capital of Ghana, and Lagos, the largest city of Nigeria, have significant problems with substandard pharmaceuticals. Both have actively combated the problem in recent years, particularly by screening products on the market using the Global Pharma Health Fund e.V. Minilab® protocol. Random sampling of medicines from the two cities at least twice over the past 30 months allows a tentative assessment of whether improvements in drug quality have occurred. Since intelligence provided by investigators indicates that some counterfeit producers may be adapting products to pass Minilab tests, the results are compared with those from a Raman spectrometer and discrepancies are discussed. Methods Between mid-2007 and early-2010, samples of anti-malarial drugs were bought covertly from pharmacies in Lagos on three different occasions (October 2007, December 2008, February 2010, and from pharmacies in Accra on two different occasions (October 2007, February 2010. All samples were tested using the Minilab® protocol, which includes disintegration and active ingredient assays as well as visual inspection, and most samples were also tested by Raman spectrometry. Results In Lagos, the failure rate in the 2010 sampling fell to 29% of the 2007 finding using the Minilab® protocol, 53% using Raman spectrometry, and 46% using visual inspection. In Accra, the failure rate in the 2010 sampling fell to 54% of the 2007 finding using the Minilab® protocol, 72% using Raman spectrometry, and 90% using visual inspection. Conclusions The evidence presented shows that drug quality is probably improving in both cities, especially Lagos, since major reductions of failure rates over time occur with all means of assessment. Many more samples failed when examined by Raman spectrometry than by Minilab® protocol. The discrepancy is most likely caused by the two techniques measuring different aspects of the medication

  14. Equinodermos (Echinodermata) del occidente del Archipiélago Sabana-Camagüey, Cuba

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    R. del Valle García; M. Abreu Pérez; Rodríguez, R.; F.A. Solís-Marín; A. Laguarda-Figueras; A. de la L. Durán González

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    El Archipiélago Sabana-Camagüey, región norte central de Cuba, ha sido sometido a un gran desarrollo turístico, con el correspondiente aumento de la infraestructura hotelera y de carreteras. Se muestreó un total de 20 estaciones, teniendo en cuenta los diferentes biotopos tanto en la macrolaguna como en las áreas externas. Los muestreos se llevaron a cabo en marzo-abril y octubre-noviembre del 2001, ambos con 20 días de duración. Hacia la zona externa donde existe un menor impacto antrópico, ...

  15. Caso exitoso eficiencia energética: Teatro del Lago, Frutillar

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    Este documento presenta el caso exitoso de la instalación de sistemas de mejora de la eficiencia energética en el Teatro del Lago en la ciudad de Frutillar. La empresa, mediante los aportes del BID-FOMIN - a través del "Programa de promoción de oportunidades de energías limpias" - ejecutado por Fundación Chile, instaló un sistema de aislación térmica, sistemas de iluminación y climatización eficiente y un sistema de control centralizado. En el documento se explican los pormenores financieros ...

  16. Data and shape files for the sedimentation survey of Lago La Plata, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico

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    Gomez-Fragoso, Julieta

    2016-01-01

    This data release contains spatial data associated the sedimentation survey conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey cfor the Lago La Plata, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, during March and April 2015 to provide up-to-date information about the relation of pool elevation and storage volume in the reservoir. The survey was conducted in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority. A total of 264 navigation lines were surveyed, using a depth sounding device coupled to a global positioning system. The results of the survey were used to prepare a bathymetric map showing the reservoir bottom referenced with respect to the spillway elevation.

  17. Comparison between sedimentary and living diatoms in Lago Maggiore (N. Italy: implications of using transfer functions

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    Simona MUSAZZI

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    Full Text Available We compared the recent history of living planktonic diatom assemblages in Lago Maggiore with the remains found in the topmost section of 14 sediment cores taken from the lake. Sediment samples showed a marked domination of planktonic taxa, but a significant proportion of benthic taxa was found in cores collected close to river mouths. Between-core variability in diatom assemblage and in diatom-inferred total phosphorus concentration was also estimated. The implications of our results for calibration data sets relating environmental variables to diatom assemblages are also discussed.

  18. La estabilidad-inestabilidad laboral de jóvenes argentinos desde una perspectiva interdisciplinaria y longitudinal

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    Mariana Busso

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo nos proponemos analizar el lugar que ocupa la estabilidad e inestabilidad laboral en los primeros años de las trayectorias socio-ocupacionales de jóvenes argentinos. Para ello partimos de un estudio longitudinal, movilizando estrategias de investigación cuantitativas, a partir de datos de la Encuesta Permanente de Hogares, y estrategias cualitativas, a partir de información recabada en dos ondas de entrevistas en profundidad realizadas en el 2006 y 2008 en el marco del Panel "Trayectorias, disposiciones laborales y temporalidades" de jóvenes egresados de diferentes tipos de formación (secundaria y profesional.

  19. Experiencias nikkeis de frontera cultural: inmigrantes argentinos y peruanos de ascendencia japonesa en Okinawa, Japón

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    Liliana Sayuri Matsuyana

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    Full Text Available El texto describe y analiza las experiencias de frontera cultural y de construcciónde identidades de los inmigrantes argentinos y peruanos de ascendenciajaponesa que residen en Okinawa, denominados nikkeis, frente a laconstrucción hegemónica de la identidad nacional en el Estado japonés. Talesdescripción y análisis permiten exponer la manera en que los inmigrantesnikkeis cruzan complejas relaciones entre categorías excluyentes y/oyuxtapuestas, tales como "extranjero", "japonés", "okinawense", "latino" o"nikkei"; además, la descripción y el análisis evidencian el contexto sociale histórico de los discursos que alimentan tales categorías de identidad.

  20. Diálogo de fuentes: las normas regionales del MERCOSUR y las nuevas disposiciones del derecho internacional privado argentino

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    Luciana Beatriz Scotti

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene por finalidad abordar las principales disposiciones de Derecho Internacional Privado argentino que han tenido por fuente o inspiración normas adoptadas en el seno del MERCOSUR. En efecto, el nuevo Código Civil y Comercial que ha aprobado la República Argentina, vigente desde el 1 de agosto de 2015, contiene reglas sobre cooperación jurídica internacional, matrimonio y uniones convivenciales, contratos en general, contratos de consumo en particular, responsabilidad civil, entre otros temas, que son fiel reflejo de normas regionales. Asimismo, en este artículo procuraremos señalar la jerarquía, interrelación y diálogo entre ambas fuentes: las disposiciones regionales y las reglas mercosureñas.

  1. Las manoplas de bronce del noroeste argentino prehispánico. Estudios Técnicos sobre nueve ejemplares

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    Luis R. González

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Los llamados tensores o manoplas constituyen un tipo singular de objeto dentro del repertorio de metales de la época prehispánica tardía del Noroeste argentino. En esta contribución se adelantan los resultados de los estudios de laboratorio efectuados sobre un conjunto de nueve ejemplares pertenecientes a las colecciones del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores. Tales estudios se orientaron a establecer la composición química de los materiales y las alternativas de manufactura. Considerando los aspectos técnicos, se propone que los objetos tuvieron un desempeño social en el cual las facetas simbólicas trascendieron lo utilitario.

  2. Un médico higienista buscando ordenar el mundo urbano argentino de comienzos del siglo XX

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    Diego Armus

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Aferrándose a las altas expectativas generadas por el discurso del progreso y las promesas de la ciencia, la higiene fue una suerte de gran consejera, de experta en el arte de observar, corregir, mejorar o tratar de cambiar radicalmente la salud del cuerpo social en su conjunto. En ese contexto llegó incluso a imaginar ciudades alternativas o utópicas. Emilio Coni, probablemente el higienista argentino más destacado de fines del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX, imaginó una de esas ciudades. Las notas que siguen contextualizan su "Ciudad argentina ideal o del porvenir", cuyo texto original publicado por primera vez el 3 de abril de 1919 en La Semana Médica se reproduce.

  3. Modernization projects in Santa Maria e Garona; Proyectos de modernizacion en Santa Maria de Garona

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    Marcos, R.; Alutiz, J. I.; Garcia Sanchez, M.

    2011-07-01

    This article shows a vision of the Santa Maria de Garona power Plant modernization guidelines and it also presents the most significant projects deployed in the last decade at the power plant grouped in mechanics projects, electrical projects, instrumentations projects and IT projects. At the same time three projects are explained in more detail: the change of one of the main transformers, the evolution from paper recorders to paperless video graphic recorders and the new plant data information system. (Author)

  4. Ocurrencia de materiales piroclásticos en suelos de tres sectores del oeste de Santa Cruz

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    Daniela D. Villegas

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se analizan las características de los materiales originarios de origen cinerítico, su variabilidad espacial, participación relativa e influencia en la génesis de los suelos en tres sectores del centro oeste de la provincia de Santa Cruz. Los mismos se hallan localizados en El Chaltén, en la Bahía Túnel del Lago Viedma y en la península Maipú del Lago San Martín (49°00'-49°36'S y 73°30'-72°00'W. Los suelos presentes en la región pertenecen a los Órdenes Andisol, Aridisol, Entisol, Espodosol, Histosol, Inceptisol y Molisol. La participación de materiales de origen piroclástico constituye un rasgo común en todos los suelos reconocidos. Estos materiales están intercalados o mezclados con sedimentos arenosos de orígen fluvial, glacifluvial, glacilacustre o eólico. Debido a la alta morfodinámica de la región, la variabilidad de los materiales originarios es un aspecto característico de la misma. Se han estudiado cinco niveles de cineritas en suelos entre los 20 y 150 cm de profundidad. Las cenizas estudiadas tienen composición mesosilícea y ácida (traquiandesítica, andesítica, traquidacítica y riolítica. En la fracción arena fina y muy fina (74 a 125 m observada al microscopio óptico predominan de fragmentos líticos volcánicos, a los que le siguen en importancia las plagioclasas y en proporción mucho menor el vidrio volcánico. Se reconoce una similitud entre la composición química de las tefras analizadas con datos preexistentes correspondientes a los volcanes chilenos Lautaro, Hudson y Monte Burney.

  5. «Botánico» de Elio Gallipoli: un ejemplo del fins de siglo en el teatro argentino

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    Ana Seoane

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Botânico, última peça teatral do autor ítalo-argentino, Elio Gallipoli, estreada em 1997, representa um bom exemplo da crise do fim de século. É um texto diferente para a dramaturgia Argentina, já que se distancia do realismo freqüente. Desde o caráter céptico da obra até o pessimismo de sua mensagem estão presentes de maneira inconfundível nos questionamentos das utopias possíveis. O homem, perante os seus fracassos cotidianos e sociais, olha-se em um espelho terrível diante do qual dificilmente pode sorrir. Neste caso, o autor recorre ao humor negro e dá sinais para um espectador e diretor cúmplices, como aqueles com os quais se deparou.Palavras-chave: Literatura argentina; Elio Gallipoli; Botânico; teatro.Resumen: Em 1997 se estrenó la última pieza teatral del autor ítalo-argentino, Elio Gallípoli titulada Botánico. Representa un muy buen ejemplo de la crisis del fin de siglo. Es un texto diferente para la dramaturgia Argentina, ya que se aleja del realismo frecuente. Desde lo escéptico de la obra hasta lo pesimista de su mensaje están presentes de manera inconfundible en los cuestionamentos a las utopias posibles. El hombre frente a sus fracasos cotidianos y sociales se mira en un espejo terrible al que dificilmente pueda sonreir. En este caso, el autor recurre al humor negro y a grandes guiños para un espectador y director cómplices, como los que encontró.Palabras-clave: Literatura argentina; Elio Gallipoli; Botánico; teatro.Keywords: Literatura argentina; Elio Gallipoli; Botánico; theater.

  6. Una cuestion de tiempo. Un enfoque sobre las relaciones bilaterales entre argentinos y chilenos y su influencia en el turismo

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    Maximiliano E. Korstanje

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se analizan las relaciones de Argentina con Chile y Brasil. Partiendo de cómo se ha construido la visión del extranjero desde los aportes del nacionalismo argentino, se valora la importancia de factores históricos y geopolíticos en el turismo. En la primera parte de la investigación se analizan cinco tipos ideales para comprender históricamente el origen y la dinámica del nacionalismo argentino. En la segunda, se presenta una breve narración de los puntos más destacados que han caracterizado las relaciones bilaterales entre Argentina, Chile y Brasil. El tercer bloque, mediante el trabajo de campo, pretende demostrar la relación que existe en los testimonios de los entrevistados y la historia de las relaciones bilaterales entre estos tres países.___________________ABSTRACT:This work analyzes the relations between Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Starting from the construction of the image of the stranger made by the Argentine nationalism, here it is described the importance of historical and geopolitical factors in the tourism within this area. The first part of the investigation analyzes five ideal models in order to understand historically the origin and the dynamics of the Argentine nationalism. The second part is a brief narration of the most important features that have characterized the bilateral relations between Argentina, Chile and Brazil. The third section, thanks to the field work, tries to demonstrate the relation that exists in the evidence of the interviewed people and the history of the bilateral relations between these three countries.

  7. El deslizamiento de rocas y detritos sobre elrío Santa Cruz y el aluvión resultante por el colapso del dique natural, AndesCentrales de San Juan Rock-debris landslide on Santa Cruz river andresulting flash flood by collapse of the natural dam, Central Andes of SanJuan

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    Laura Perucca

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Durante el verano de 2005 un gran deslizamiento derocas y detritos ubicado en la ladera occidental de la Cordillera de Santa Cruzobturó el valle del río Santa Cruz, en el sudeste de la provincia de San Juan(31º40'12''S; 70º16'18''O. Este deslizamiento originó una presa natural en laquebrada del río y formó un lago de volumen considerable. El 12 de noviembre de2005, probablemente por la enorme presión generada por la masa de agua contrala presa, se produjo el colapso parcial del dique natural, originándose uninesperado aluvión que provocó numerosas pérdidas económicas en las principaleslocalidades del departamento Calingasta y daños considerables en uno de losproyectos más relevantes de la provincia de San Juan, el dique Caracoles sobreel río San Juan. Debido a los costos elevados que implicaría la toma de medidasde mitigación en esta zona montañosa alejada y casi inaccesible, lasprincipales medidas que se pueden tomar se refieren a sistemas de alertatemprana de aluviones agua abajo, el monitoreo hidrológico en la presa y un seguimientosatelital anual para conocer la evolución del deslizamiento.During summer of 2005, a large debris-rockslide occluded the Santa Cruz river valley, from the west slope of theCordillera de Santa Cruz in southeast of San Juan province (S31º40'12'';W70º16'18''. The landslide originated a natural dam in Santa Cruz river andformed a lake of considerable volume. The 12th of November of 2005, probably byeffect of the pressure generated by the same mass of water against the dam, thepartial collapse of this natural dam took place, causing a violent andunexpected flash flood and generating several economic losses in the mainlocalities of Calingasta department and considerable damages in one of the mostrelevant projects of the San Juan province, Caracoles dam, developed in the SanJuan river. Because of the high costs of taking physical remediation measuresto the natural dam in this very farest and almost

  8. Santa Barbara Cluster Comparison Test with DISPH

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    Saitoh, Takayuki

    2016-01-01

    The Santa Barbara cluster comparison project (Frenk et al. Frenk+1999) revealed that there is a systematic difference between entropy profiles of clusters of galaxies obtained by Eulerian mesh and Lagrangian smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) codes: Mesh codes gave a core with a constant entropy whereas SPH codes did not. One possible reason for this difference is that mesh codes are not Galilean invariant. Another possible reason is the problem of the SPH method, which might give too much "protection" to cold clumps because of the unphysical surface tension induced at contact discontinuities. In this paper, we apply the density independent formulation of SPH (DISPH), which can handle contact discontinuities accurately, to simulations of a cluster of galaxies, and compare the results with those with the standard SPH. We obtained the entropy core when we adopt DISPH. The size of the core is, however, significantly smaller than those obtained with mesh simulations, and is comparable to those obtained with qu...

  9. Computer Security: a plea to Santa Claus

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    2015-01-01

    Running pirated software or illegal licences, using cracking tools to bypass software activation measures, sharing music and films – these are problems that academic environments unfortunately have to deal with. All violate the copyright of the software/music/film owners, and copyright owners are not Santa Claus...    CERN, like other research organisations and universities, regularly receives allegations from external companies complaining about laptops or PCs running illegal software or sharing their films, videos or music with peers – and thus violating copyright.  Usually, we then contact the owners of the corresponding devices in order to understand whether these allegations are true. Very often such allegations boil down to a laptop whose owner replies “I confirm that a torrent client was left up and running on my device by mistake” or “This is a file that is stored on my personal hard disk.” As if those allegatio...

  10. Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7

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    田永梁

    2005-01-01

    Santa Fe无疑现代最强壮结实的汽车,它的自信与果断,让它成为现代汽车当之无愧的大哥。桀骜不驯的造型、怪异的线条、自信果断。虽然颇受争议,但依然是一副毁誉由人的态度。不过,无论你是喜欢还是不喜欢,你都只需要看它一眼就知道:这是现代汽车。

  11. Conducta informativa de los investigadores argentinos en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales.

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    Romanos de Tiratel, Susana

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available The reported research intends to answer two questions: 1.Can we transfer conclusions made in studies of Humanities and Social Sciences users in Anglo Saxon countries to an Argentine university milieu, with different realities, different organizations, and less developed library systems and services? 2. Even though resources are different, is there a common background characterizing the Humanities and Social Sciences researchers as to activities related to access lo information, preferences, and information needs regardless the place where they work and material facilities avaílable? The goal was lo develop profiles, access styles and preferences in using information by Humanities and Social Sciences researchers at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (Universidad de Buenos Aires. Then prove similarities and differences with similar results in investigations undertaken mainly in Anglo Saxon countries. Methodology used combined questionnaires, interviews and citation analysis. The conclusions are: first, there are no substantial differences between information behaviour of researchers in both areas, nor are there differences in behavior as described in other countries. Therefore, in this study both initial hypotheses have been confirmed by results.

    Se expone una investigación que intenta responder a dos cuestiones: ¿es correcto transferir las conclusiones de los estudios de usuarios en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales llevados a cabo en los países anglosajones al medio universitario argentino que presenta realidades diferentes, tiene ambientes organizacionales distintos y sistemas y servicios bibliotecarios menos desarrollados? Y, si a pesar de las disimilitudes de recursos, existe un sustrato común que tipifica al investigador en Humanidades y en Ciencias Sociales respecto de sus actividades de acceso a la información, sus preferencias y sus necesidades informativas, independientemente del lugar donde desarrolle sus tareas y de las

  12. Early Neogene unroofing of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta along the Bucaramanga -Santa Marta Fault

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    Piraquive Bermúdez, Alejandro; Pinzón, Edna; Bernet, Matthias; Kammer, Andreas; Von Quadt, Albrecht; Sarmiento, Gustavo

    2016-04-01

    Plate interaction between Caribbean and Nazca plates with Southamerica gave rise to an intricate pattern of tectonic blocks in the Northandean realm. Among these microblocks the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (SNSM) represents a fault-bounded triangular massif composed of a representative crustal section of the Northandean margin, in which a Precambrian to Late Paleozoic metamorphic belt is overlain by a Triassic to Jurassic magmatic arc and collateral volcanic suites. Its western border fault belongs to the composite Bucaramanga - Santa Marta fault with a combined left lateral-normal displacement. SE of Santa Marta it exposes remnants of an Oligocene marginal basin, which attests to a first Cenoizoic activation of this crustal-scale lineament. The basin fill consists of a sequence of coarse-grained cobble-pebble conglomerates > 1000 m thick that unconformably overlay the Triassic-Jurassic magmatic arc. Its lower sequence is composed of interbedded siltstones; topwards the sequence becomes dominated by coarser fractions. These sedimentary sequences yields valuable information about exhumation and coeval sedimentation processes that affected the massif's western border since the Upper Eocene. In order to analyse uplifting processes associated with tectonics during early Neogene we performed detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology, detrital thermochronology of zircon and apatites coupled with the description of a stratigraphic section and its facies composition. We compared samples from the Aracataca basin with analog sequences found at an equivalent basin at the Oca Fault at the northern margin of the SNSM. Our results show that sediments of both basins were sourced from Precambrian gneisses, along with Mesozoic acid to intermediate plutons; sedimentation started in the Upper Eocene-Oligocene according to palynomorphs, subsequently in the Upper Oligocene a completion of Jurassic to Cretaceous sources was followed by an increase of Precambrian input that became the dominant

  13. Determinación de arsénico y mercurio en agua superficial del lago de Atitlán

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    Juan Francisco Pérez Sabino

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available El lago de Atitlán, considerado uno de los lagos más bellos del mundo, tiene una superficie de 125.7 km2, una profundidad máxima de aproximadamente 350 m, y se encuentra en el departamento de Sololá, en el occidente de Guatemala. Desde 2009 se han observado floraciones extensivas de cianobacterias en el lago, reflejando la contaminación del agua en la cuenca. Se determinaron los niveles de arsénico (As y mercurio (Hg en agua superficial del lago de Atitlán, por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica (EAA, en cuatro muestreos realizados en marzo, mayo, agosto y octubre de 2014 en 14 sitios. Diez sitios se encuentran localizados en el lago, habiendo sido definidos en estudios anteriores con base en su cercanía a poblaciones asentadas en la orillas del lago. Dos sitios corresponden a los principales ríos tributarios, y los restantes dos sitios a la entrada y salida de la planta de tratamiento Los Cebollales, ubicada en Panajachel. Los niveles de As encontrados en el lago de Atitlán, tributarios y en la planta de tratamiento, fueron superiores a 20 μg/L. Los resultados indican que la contaminación del lago de Atitlán por As se debe principalmente a la geología de la cuenca, al localizarse en una zona volcánica. Los niveles cuantificables de As, son superiores al nivel máximo permitido para agua potable en la Norma de Agua Potable (NGO 29001:99 de la Comisión Guatemalteca de Normas (COGUANOR, por lo que el agua del lago de Atitlán no se considera apta para el consumo humano.

  14. Correlates of job satisfaction amongst quantity surveyors in consulting firms in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Henry Ndubuisi Onukwube

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Job satisfaction is the sense of well- being, good feeling and positive mental state that emerge in an incumbent worker when his obtained reward consequent upon his performance is congruent with his equitable reward.The aim of this study is to ascertain the levels of job satisfaction amongst quantity surveyors in consulting firms in Lagos, Nigeria. Biographical and job descriptive index questionnaires (JDI were administered to gather the data. The JDI measures job satisfaction on five facets, namely, pay, promotions, supervision, co-workers and the work itself. A total of 100 questionnaires were collected and used for the study. The survey covered quantity surveyors in consulting firms in Lagos and the respondents were selected using stratified random sampling technique. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, correlation matrix, t-test and one way anova. Findings of the study revealed that the respondents were satisfied with the relationship with co-workers, nature of work and the supervision they receive. Major sources of dissatisfaction are promotion and salaries of the respondents. This finding is a bold step and necessary benchmark for resolving major sources of dissatisfaction among quantity surveyors in consulting firms. The roles of other contextual factors on job satisfaction need to be contemplated for future research.

  15. Correlates of job satisfaction amongst quantity surveyors in consulting firms in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Henry Ndubuisi Onukwube

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Job satisfaction is the sense of well- being, good feeling and positive mental state that emerge in an incumbent worker when his obtained reward consequent upon his performance is congruent with his equitable reward.The aim of this study is to ascertain the levels of job satisfaction amongst quantity surveyors in consulting firms in Lagos, Nigeria. Biographical and job descriptive index questionnaires (JDI were administered to gather the data. The JDI measures job satisfaction on five facets, namely, pay, promotions, supervision, co-workers and the work itself. A total of 100 questionnaires were collected and used for the study. The survey covered quantity surveyors in consulting firms in Lagos and the respondents were selected using stratified random sampling technique. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, correlation matrix, t-test and one way anova. Findings of the study revealed that the respondents were satisfied with the relationship with co-workers, nature of work and the supervision they receive. Major sources of dissatisfaction are promotion and salaries of the respondents. This finding is a bold step and necessary benchmark for resolving major sources of dissatisfaction among quantity surveyors in consulting firms. The roles of other contextual factors on job satisfaction need to be contemplated for future research.

  16. Preliminary report on plasma homocysteine and hormonal variations in infertile women in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Vincent Oluseye Osunkalu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The relationship between infertility and hormonal variations has been variously documented, but little has been reported on the interactions between hormonal factors, homocysteine (Hcy, and female infertility. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between plasma Hcy levels and hormonal variations in infertile women. Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among eligible infertile and fertile women seeking care at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. The subjects were 100 women referred for management of infertility, and the controls were 50 fertile women who had given birth within the past year. Fasting plasma levels of Hcy were estimated using enzyme immunoassay. Serum levels of luteinizing hormone (LH, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH, estradiol, prolactin, and progesterone were measured using  Access 2 (Immunoassay systems-beckman coulter, inc.250S.Kraemer blvd.Brea, ca 92821. U.S.A. Results: Mean plasma Hcy levels for subjects and controls were 9.50 ± 1.88 μmol/L and 9.44 ± 1.85 μmol/L, respectively, with no significant variation (P = 0.952. Plasma Hcy was not significantly associated with infertility and hormone levels. The mean serum levels of LH, FSH, and prolactin were significantly higher among subjects compared to controls. Conclusion: Hormonal variations observed in infertile women did not appear to significantly alter plasma Hcy levels, and hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy may not have significantly contributed to female infertility in our environment.

  17. Reprint of Ecological health status of the Lagos wetland ecosystems: Implications for coastal risk reduction

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    Agboola, Julius I.; Ndimele, Prince E.; Odunuga, Shakirudeen; Akanni, Adeniran; Kosemani, Bosede; Ahove, Michael A.

    2016-12-01

    Lagos, a major urban agglomeration in the world is characterized by wetlands and basin for upstream rivers such as Ogun, Oshun and Yewa Rivers. Ongoing environmental pressures exerted by large-scale land reclamation for residential quarters, refuse and sewage dumping, and other uses, however, are suspected to have had a substantial impact on ecological health of the Lagos wetland ecosystems over the last few decades. To determine the impact of these pressures, we examined spatial changes in three wetlands areas- Badore/Langbasa (BL), Festac/Iba/Ijegun (FI) and Ologe/Otto-Awori (OO) through field sample collection and analyses of surface water, sediments, air-water interface gas fluxes and vegetations. Surface water conductivity, total suspended solids (TSS), alkalinity, chloride, biological oxygen demand (BOD), nitrate, phosphate and heavy metals (Zn, Cu, Fe, Na, Mn, Pb, Cd, K and Ni) exhibited relative spatial stability while other water quality parameters varied significantly (P cultural consequences to the local communities whose livelihood and lifestyle depend on these valued wetlands.

  18. Ecological health status of the Lagos wetland ecosystems: Implications for coastal risk reduction

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    Agboola, Julius I.; Ndimele, Prince E.; Odunuga, Shakirudeen; Akanni, Adeniran; Kosemani, Bosede; Ahove, Michael A.

    2016-12-01

    Lagos, a major urban agglomeration in the world is characterized by wetlands and basin for upstream rivers such as Ogun, Oshun and Yewa Rivers. Ongoing environmental pressures exerted by large-scale land reclamation for residential quarters, refuse and sewage dumping, and other uses, however, are suspected to have had a substantial impact on ecological health of the Lagos wetland ecosystems over the last few decades. To determine the impact of these pressures, we examined spatial changes in three wetlands areas- Badore/Langbasa (BL), Festac/Iba/Ijegun (FI) and Ologe/Otto-Awori (OO) through field sample collection and analyses of surface water, sediments, air-water interface gas fluxes and vegetations. Surface water conductivity, total suspended solids (TSS), alkalinity, chloride, biological oxygen demand (BOD), nitrate, phosphate and heavy metals (Zn, Cu, Fe, Na, Mn, Pb, Cd, K and Ni) exhibited relative spatial stability while other water quality parameters varied significantly (P cultural consequences to the local communities whose livelihood and lifestyle depend on these valued wetlands.

  19. Sustaining private sector participation (PSP) in solid waste management in Lagos, Nigeria, a developing country

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    Adebola, G. [Richbol Environmental Services Ltd., Lagos (Nigeria)

    2000-07-01

    Solid waste management in Lagos, Nigeria includes refuse collection and transportation to a landfill site. Disposal of the refuse and maintenance of the landfill site is also included in this task which, in the past was always a responsibility of the Government Agencies at the local level as a social service. This service has recently been privatised in the name of Private Sector Participation (PSP) in domestic refuse collection and disposal. As a new operator in about 23 wards in the ongoing PSP of domestic refuse, Richbol Environmental Ltd., recognized the enormous effort that government will have to make to sustain PSP in solid waste management. Governments can maintain control through re-orientation, legislation, enforcement, strengthening the PSP operators, integrating existing operators, and monitoring the activities of PSP operators. This paper presented a brief overview of the institutional changes that solid waste management has undergone in Lagos since 1977. It was emphasized that integrated waste management is extremely capital intensive. An integrated PSP can be a long term solution to waste management in developing, cash poor countries. The economic importance of PSP lies in the fact that it will reduce government expenditure and will also create a healthier environment and provide employment opportunities for thousands of employees and contribute to the gross domestic product of the country. 5 refs., 3 tabs., 1 fig.

  20. Neighborhood Deprivation and Self-Rated Health in Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Rasheed Kola Ojikutu

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the effect of neighborhood deprivation on the perception of the individuals about their own health in Lagos State, Nigeria. Respondents were required to rate their own health as "excellent, very good, good, fair, poor and very poor". The questionnaire contained questions on various aspect of the respondents neighborhood and their perception about them. It was found that most neighborhoods in Lagos State are deprived of basic essentials of life such as electricity, water, good roads and security. Over 43% of the respondents claimed to have visited a hospital two or more times and 43.7% had lost at least two neighbors in the past one year. Over half (57.8% of the respondents rated their own health as good, 36.6% ranked their own health as fair while only 5.6% claimed to have poor health. A fitted regression model ( r2 = 0.644 showed that variables such as number of dependants, income, occupation, type of residential accommodation, ownership of house, number of rooms occupied, mode and convenience of transportation, accessibility to water, electricity and good roads and security jointly determine the perception of an individual about his own health status.Key Words: Neighborhood, Deprivation, Self Rated Health, Security, ResidenceDOI = 10.3126/dsaj.v2i0.1364Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol.2 pp.193-210

  1. Influence of Counselling Services on Perceived Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Lagos State

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    Foluke Nike Bolu-Steve

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed at looking at the influence of counseling services on perceived academic performance of secondary school students in Lagos State. At the first stage, the researchers purposively selected Ikorodu L.G.A in Lagos State. At the researchers selected two schools (1 Private schools, & 1 Public schools, using simple random technique. Thus, a total of two schools were picked in each of the L.G.A. Finally, simple random sampling was used in selecting eighty students in each L.G.A, thus making a total of two hundred and forty Senior Secondary students that participated in the study. Six hypotheses were generated for the purpose of this study. Data were gathered using a researcher designed instrument tagged “Influence of Counselling Service on Academic Performance of Students Questionnaire (ICAPSQ. The findings of this study showed that there was no significant difference on the basis of age, class level and school type. However a significant difference was found on the basis of respondent’s religion, gender and the number of times the students visited the counselor. It was therefore recommended that the ministry of education should ensure that guidance and counselling units are established in all public and private secondary schools in Nigeria.

  2. Addressing the Multiple Drivers of Wetland Ecosystems Degradation in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Agboola, J.; Ndimele, P. E.; Odunuga, S.; Akanni, A.; Kosemani, B.; Ahove, M.

    2015-12-01

    Several body of knowledge have noted the importance of wetland ecosystems in climate moderation, resource supply and flood risk reduction amongst others. Relevant as it may, rapidly increasing population and uncontrolled urban development poses a challenge in some regions and require understanding of the ecosystem components and drivers of change over a long period of time. Thus, the main thrust of this paper is to analyse multiple drivers of wetland ecosystems degradation in the last 30 years in the Lagos megacity using field study, desktop review, satellite data and laboratory analysis. Key drivers identified includes: conversion of wetlands to settlements and waste sink, land use planning that neglects wetland conservation and restoration, ineffective legal status for wetlands, over exploitation leading to degradation and fragmentation of wetland ecosystems governance. In stemming further loss of this vital ecosystem, this study adopted and proposed respectively, the Drivers, Pressure, State, Impact and Response (DPSIR) and Integrated Planning Approach (IPA) frameworks in analysing policy and governance issues in wetland development. These analyses figured out amongst others, strict conservation and sustainable use of wetland resources, habitat restoration, climate adaptation measures, legal protection and wetland management institution as major responses to current multiple pressures facing wetland ecosystems in Lagos. For these frameworks to be made meaningful, weak coordination among government agencies and institutional capacity in implementation and law enforcement, unsustainable resource extraction by private/business organization and issues on alternative sources of income on the part of the local communities amongst others needs to be addressed.

  3. Subordinación local al manejo territorial globalizado de la ribera del lago de Chapala

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    Adriana Hernández

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda el proceso de reapropiación del lago de Chapala, México. En las últimas décadas se han venido transformando el suelo y la producción agrícola en los municipios ribereños del lago de Chapala debido a la introducción de cultivos de exportación mediante sistemas modernos de producción tecnificada. Por lo que los cultivos tradicionales han ido disminuyendo o se producen con mayor uso de pesticidas, fertilizantes y agroquímicos. El papel del campesino ribereño también se ha modificado debido a que las agroempresas trasnacionales generan una estructura de renta o compra de suelos y parcelas que utilizan durante un periodo de años, perdiendo el dueño el uso de sus tierras a cambio de un ingreso seguro. En el escenario ribereño actual, el campesino se transforma en receptor económico y, en ocasiones, en trabajador de sus propias tierras, sin posibilidad de decisión sobre ellas. Por lo que se encuentran en peligro los saberes locales históricos de las poblaciones ribereñas así como su cultura lacustre.

  4. The Influence of Consumers Behavior on the Variables Determining Residential Property Values in Lagos, Nigeria

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    M. O. Bello

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to assess the influence of consumer behaviour on the variables determining residential property values in Lagos metropolis and how Nigerian valuers are incorporating these in their valuation exercise. The survey which was carried out within a period of three months (January, February and March 2006 involved buyers and valuers which participated in the sales of some properties within Lagos Metropolis. These buyers and valuers were asked to rank on a 4-point likert scale; the relative importance of each of the property attributes which affect the price of the property as perceived by them. The significance of each attribute was then assessed using Relative Importance Index (RII. The significant difference between the ranking of the buyers and valuers was assessed at each variable level and when all the variables were combined using the Kendall test of concordance and tested at .05 level of significant using chi- square approximation. Regressing the attributes of each property against the actual property paid, the significance of each attribute was determined; which was then compared with the ratings of both the valuers and the buyers. The study revealed that the methods of valuation used by the Nigerian estate surveyors and valuers do not take into consideration the buyers preferences in the assessments of residential property value.

  5. Optically stimulated luminescence dating of archaeological ceramics from Osvaldo and Lago Grande sites in central Amazon

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    Hazenfratz, Roberto; Tudela, Diego R.G.; Munita, Casimiro S., E-mail: robertohm@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Mittani, Juan C.R.; Tatumi, Sonia H. [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Santos, SP (Brazil)

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    Thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating are two important techniques for dating archaeological and geological material, especially suitable for archaeological ceramics, where samples for {sup 14}C dating are not available. In this work, five pottery shards from Osvaldo and Lago Grande archaeological sites were dated by OSL. For measurements, it was used the SAR protocol. The annual dose rates were estimated by the contents of U, Th and K, determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) of the pottery shards and clay samples near both sites. Lago Grande and Osvaldo represent a microcosm of the region, and their proximity and high density of archaeological record turn them interesting to study possible relations of cultural and/or commercial exchange. Calculations showed that the water content is an important variable that cannot be neglected in OSL dating of pottery shards from central Amazon, due to the high humidity in regional soils. The results between 867 ± 101 and 1154 ± 62 years AD agreed with the average time span for the archaeological sites occupation found in the literature. (author)

  6. Improving Housing Durability in Deprived Settlements of Lagos Megacity through Ingenuous Use of Sustainable Indigenous Materials

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    Anthony C.O. Iweka

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The challenge of housing delivery in many developing nations is exacerbated by the predominance of deprived settlements, according to recent publications of the United Nations Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat. In Nigeria, 30% of its urban population is currently living in Lagos megacity. The Lagos megacity region plays host to more than 200 officially recognized slum settlements. Going by the United Nations’ adopted definition, these settlements harbour households that suffer from lack of access to one or more housing deprivation measures such as durable housing, improved water, improved sanitation, sufficient living space and security of tenure. Nine major slum communities in this fast-growing megacity are presently benefiting from a massive World Bank assisted seven-year upgrading exercise that commenced in 2006. However, there is perplexity because emphasis is ostensibly on infrastructure, particularly roads. There is apparent neglect of the housing durability element. This paper argues that the approach adopted in this exercise is not exhaustive, and could in fact, portend danger for the future. The study discusses how the durability component of housing deprivation can be addressed through actions and policies that encourage ingenuous use of indigenous building materials.

  7. Sexual Violence Among Out-of-School Female Adolescents in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Kofoworola Odeyemi

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Sexual violence against females is a public health problem. This descriptive cross-sectional study sought to determine the prevalence of sexual violence among out-of-school female adolescents in Lagos, Nigeria and examine the context in which it occurs. Three hundred and fifty adolescents, between the ages of 10 and 19 years, working in Sandgrouse market, Lagos, were selected using cluster sampling. Data were collected using an interviewer-administered questionnaire. Almost half (42.9% of the respondents have had sexual intercourse, and median age at initiation was 17 years. Forced initiation was reported by 15.8%, and 36.3% reported that first intercourse was due to coercion. Among the sexually active, only 12.3% stated that “it is what they desire.” Majority of respondents (64.1% believe that rape is common in their community, and 18% of the sexually active have experienced rape. Out-of-school adolescents in this community are at risk of sexual violence. The factors that make them vulnerable need to be addressed.

  8. Standardization of the Electricity and Economic Potentials of Landfill gas (LFG in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Globally, various practical data and scholarly estimations of the electricity potentials of landfill gas (LFG have been forwarded and these can be juxtaposed for estimations in the megacity called Lagos. The calculated values were between 63.22- 700MW of  derivable electricity. However, in order to limit observable disparities and ambiguities in these derivations and thus allow for more accurate projections, these estimations can be gauged using as template; -stoichiometry, establishing 50% of landfill gas as methane, assuming 50% of this volume as recoverable, and using a proposed engine efficiency of 30%. This standardization projects a theoretical mean achievable electrical power of 121.69 MW for the Lagos area from a population of about 21 million with a generation per capita (GPC of 0.63kg with biodegradable content of about 60%. The yearly electrical energy was placed at 1,066,004.4 MWh with tariff revenue in excess of US$ 106.6 million /yr. An accruing carbon credit of about US$75.59 million /yr is expected from certified emission reduction (CER. The projected derivations can be used as models for evaluation of the landfill gas and electricity potentials in many parts of the world.

  9. Patrones de vientos troposféricos en la cuenca del Lago de Maracaibo, Venezuela

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    Jorge López

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    Full Text Available Se estudió el patrón de vientos en la baja tropósfera, en los sectores meridional y oriental de la cuenca del Lago de Maracaibo utilizando globospilotos, durante el período abril-mayo de 2004. Los lanzamientos se hicieron desde las localidades de El Chivo (08º 56¿ 22" N., 71º 37' 47" O., 23 msnm, Mene Grande (09º 49' 00" N., 70º 56' 00" O., 27 msnm y La Cañada (10º 34' 00" N., 71º 44' 00" O., 66 msnm. Los períodos de lanzamiento se dividieron en matutinos y vespertinos con el fin de precisar las diferencias en los flujos meridionales y zonales en diferentes períodos del día. Estos flujos fueron obtenidos para diferentes alturas en cada lanzamiento, mediante el software Corrige de la Administración Nacional de Atmósfera y Océanos de Estados Unidos (NOAA y fueron promediados para los tres días de lanzamientos. El ciclo diurno y el efecto de brisa lago-tierra se pudieron observar en la localidad de Mene Grande y, parcialmente, en la localidad de El Chivo. En la localidad de la Cañada, ubicada en el extremo norte de la cuenca, el aumento de la velocidad del viento con la altura fue el aspecto más resaltante.

  10. Urbanization, housing, homelessness and climate change adaptation in Lagos, Nigeria: Lessons from Asia

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    Ilesanmi Adetokunbo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The phenomenon of climate change heralds distinctive challenges for sub-Saharan Africa’s urban areas, with economic, social, and health impacts, and severe effects on housing and infrastructure. This study examined climate-change induced vulnerabilities including the urban housing crisis and homelessness in the context of Lagos mega-city, Nigeria, with a view to defining the potential lessons to learn from the Asian urban experience. The study conducted case-study analyses of Lagos and the Asian urban experience, highlighting the megacity-related vulnerabilities. It identified gender and aging as key factors in understanding vulnerability. Lessons from Asia relate to: the conscious policy-linkage of urban demographic expansion and economic growth; synergy between formal and informal sectors; urban densification through compact, mixed-land use development; broad-based urbanization; metropolitan expansion; pursuit of slum-free cities; prominence of housing in national policies; pro-poor financial frameworks; and extensive adoption of mitigation and adaptation strategies in the coastal conurbations. The paper concluded on the critical role of urban governance in reducing vulnerability, the need for greater multi-disciplinary stakeholders’ collaboration and partnership, and the expediency of fitting adaptation strategies and resilience responses to specific needs, capacities and priorities of impact groups. These could enhance the transformation of mega-cities into more adaptable and resilient urban systems.

  11. La influencia católica en la configuración del sistema político y educativo nacional argentino a fines del siglo XIX

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo describe las diferentes corrientes de pensamiento que influenciaron en el proceso de conformación estatal argentino. Sobresalen entre ellas la línea liberal y la línea católica de fuerte influencia en la elite dirigente del país. A partir de allí realizamos un análisis sobre la orientación política tomada por el Estado y la influencia impelida por el catolicismo particularmente en el debate sobre la conformación del aparato educativo nacional. La conclusión a la que arribamos en este estudio explica el por qué del sometimiento político e ideológico al que se vio sujeto el Estado argentino respecto a la influencia del Vaticano.

  12. La dictadura militar de los 70 abordada por el cine argentino de la democracia. Una perspectiva estético-política (2º parte

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    Full Text Available Desde los orígenes del cine argentino, los temas históricos fueron de mucho interés para el público y los realizadores. Por eso y retomando la línea narrativa de la publicación pasada, en la que se habían proporcionado conceptos semióticos básicos, que ayudan a una mejor comprensión del análisis de los filmes propuestos, como así también la especificación de datos del contexto sociohistórico argentino de los años 70; es que se pretende con esta segunda parte: ofrecer un panorama de una naturaleza más o menos acabada acerca de las diferentes perspectivas abordadas por el cine durante la democracia; pero siempre refiriéndose a la dictadura militar.

  13. La naturaleza como víctima de la conquista Española caso: los murciélagos

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    Alain Jullian Montañez

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    Full Text Available La forma de percibir la naturaleza en cada cultura es diferente. Partiendo de esta premisa se plantea la pregunta Qué sucede con la percepción que se tiene de la naturaleza ante un choque de culturas? y se analiza el caso particular del murciélago a raíz de la conquista española de Mesoamérica. El objetivo del trabajo fue bosquejar posibles formas de manejar o conservar las especies de fauna que resultan temidas o rechazadas (particularmente los murciélagos. Se seleccionó a los quirópteros porque se encuentran en los dos continentes y pueden contrastarse las opiniones sobre ellos. La metodología consistió en obtener las formas de percibir al murciélago de diversas culturas mesoamericanas y, posteriormente, contrastarlas con la cosmovisión occidental que se asumió, era negativa. Los resultados de dicho enfrentamiento muestran que la opinión de los mesoamericanos difería notablemente de la occidental. Se concluye que la opinión europea prevaleció y contribuyó al deterioro ambiental. Debido a esto, resulta urgente retomar aspectos de las cosmovisiones ancestrales para lograr un manejo tal que permita la conservación de las diferentes especies de murciélagos.

  14. Access or Quality? Why Do Families Living in Slums Choose Low-Cost Private Schools in Lagos, Nigeria?

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    Härmä, Joanna

    2013-01-01

    Lagos is home to 12,098 private schools catering to 57% of the state's enrolled children, from ultra-rich to relatively poor households, with many schools targeting those of lower socio-economic status. Government schools were intended to provide a just and equitable option for all; however, they have not kept pace with demand in terms of both…

  15. Mediterranean outflow pump : An alternative mechanism for the Lago-mare and the end of the Messinian Salinity Crisis

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    Marzocchi, Alice; Flecker, Rachel; Van Baak, Christiaan G.c.; Lunt, Daniel J.; Krijgsman, Wout

    2016-01-01

    The final stage of the Messinian salinity crisis (MSC) was characterized by brackish-water “Lago-mare” conditions in the intermediate and marginal basins of the Mediterranean Sea. The presence of Paratethyan (former Black Sea) fauna in these deposits has fueled long-lasting controversies over the

  16. Aplicación del Índice de Calidad del Agua (ICA. Caso de estudio: Lago de Izabal, Guatemala

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    Maritza Raquel Aguirre Cordón

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    Full Text Available La contaminación de los cuerpos superficiales de agua es un proceso incipiente debido a acciones antrópicas, entre las que des - tacan agricultura de exportación, ganadería y crecimiento desordenado de las áreas residenciales tanto a nivel urbano como rural. La cuenca del Lago de Izabal y Río Dulce, drena al Lago de Izabal, en una relación de superficies de 10:1; por su naturaleza navegable está sometido a procesos de degradación incipiente. Esta investigación, con base en registros históricos de características físico químicas del agua, evaluó para los años 2005 a 2014 el estado de la salud del Lago por el índice de calidad del agua de la Fundación Nacional de Saneamiento de los Estados Unidos de América (ICA-NSF. Se concluyó que la calidad del agua del Lago de Izabal se categoriza como buena.

  17. Home and School Environments as Determinant of Social Skills Deficit among Learners with Intellectual Disability in Lagos State

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    Isawumi, Oyeyinka David; Oyundoyin, John Olusegun

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    The study examined home and school environmental factors as determinant of social skills deficit among learners with intellectual disability in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study adopted survey research method using a sample size of fifty (50) pupils with intellectual disability who were purposively selected from five special primary schools in Lagos…

  18. A Study of Power Relations in Doctor-Patient Interactions in Selected Hospitals in Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Adam, Qasim

    2014-01-01

    This paper explores power relations in clinical interactions in Nigeria. It seeks to investigate the use of power between doctors and patients during consultations on patient-centred approach to medicine in selected public and private hospitals in Lagos State, Nigeria. The objective is to establish how doctors' projection of power, using the…

  19. Paratethyan ostracods in the Spanish Lago-Mare : More evidence for interbasinal exchange at high Mediterranean sea level

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    Stoica, Marius; Krijgsman, Wout; Fortuin, Anne; Gliozzi, Elsa

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    A gigantic cascade of Atlantic waters, filling the deep desiccated Mediterranean basin at the beginning of the Pliocene, has commonly been envisaged to end the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC). The Mediterranean lowstand during its final "Lago-Mare" phase, however, has long been subject to major cont

  20. The Relevance of Multi Media Skills in Teaching and Learning of Scientific Concepts in Secondary Schools in Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Okedeyi, Abiodun S.; Oginni, Aderonke M.; Adegorite, Solomon O.; Saibu, Sakibu O.

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    This study investigated the relevance of multi media skills in teaching and learning of scientific concepts in secondary schools. Self constructed questionnaire was administered to 120 students randomly selected in four secondary schools in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos state. Data generated were analyzed using chi-square statistical…

  1. New Prof Omeje Pornography Addiction as Correlate of Psychosocial and Academic Adjustment of Students in Universities in Lagos State

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    Ohuakanwa, Chijioke Ephraim; Omeje, Joachim Chinweike; Eskay, Michael

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    The study sought to investigate the relationship between pornography addiction and psychosocial and academic adjustment of students in universities in Lagos State. In order to achieve this objective, five research questions were formulated and two hypotheses postulated. The subjects for the study consisted of 616 full-time third-year undergraduate…

  2. Murciélagos del área urbana en la ciudad de Montería, Córdoba - Colombia

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    Jesús Ballesteros C; Javier Racero-Casarrubia

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    RESUMENObjetivo. Conocer la riqueza de especies de murciélagos del área urbana de la ciudad de Montería. Materiales y métodos. Durante el período de enero a junio de 2007, se realizaron capturas de murciélagos utilizando cinco redes de nieblas (12x2 m). Se realizaron trece muestreos en varios sitios de la ciudad, abriendo las redes desde las 18:00 a las 24:00 horas, con un esfuerzo de 524 horas-red/noche. Resultados. De 604 individuos capturados se identificaron 24 especies de murciélagos. La...

  3. Caracterización preliminar de las comunidades de murciélagos asociados a seis cavernas en Charalá y Ocamonte (Santander, Colombia)

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    Rodríguez P. Miguel E.; Otálora-Ardila Aída

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    Las cavernas se constituyen como refugios empleados por algunas especies de murciélagos y como ecosistemas que albergan comunidades bióticas singulares. En este trabajo se describe la presencia y riqueza de especies de murciélagos asociados a cavernas. Con este fin, se realizó una salida de campo de siete días a seis cavernas ubicadas en los municipios de Charalá y Ocamonte (Santander, Colombia). Se estimó la riqueza de especies de murciélagos y otras variables como:
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  4. Evaluación de la eficiencia fotosintética del fitoplancton en un lago amazónico (Lago Boa y en un lago andino (Lago Guatavita Evaluation of the phytoplanktonic photosynthetic efficiency in an Amazon Lake (Lake Boa and in an Andean Lake (Lake Guatavita

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    Full Text Available La relación entre la fluorescencia variable y la fluorescencia máxima (Fv/Fm de las comunidades de algas se ha utilizado comúnmente como una medida de la eficiencia fotosintética del fitoplancton. Dicha eficiencia puede estar afectada por la localización de los ambientes acuáticos en distintas provincias limnológicas. En este trabajo se quiso establecer la diferencia en la relación Fv/Fm entre el lago Boa (150 msnm, Amazonía colombiana y el lago Guatavita (3000 msnm, cordillera oriental de los Andes colombianos. Los promedios de las eficiencias medidas fueron en general bajos (0,212 a 0,367 y 0,089 a 0,32 en los lagos Boa y Guatavita, respectivamente, lo que señala estrés fisiológico para las algas. La eficiencia fue mayor en aguas intermedias y presentó cambios fuertes entre épocas de muestreo y entre ecosistemas. En aguas superficiales se presentó fotoinhibición, la cual fue más fuerte en Guatavita. La eficiencia fotosintética fue menor en el lago andino debido posiblemente a diferencias climáticas, de altura sobre el nivel del mar y de estratificación. Durante los ensayos de laboratorio se observó que la eficiencia disminuyó con el tiempo, lo cual pudo deberse a una aclimatación de las algas a la oscuridad. Los datos de laboratorio confirmaron que el fitoplancton epilimnético del lago Guatavita estuvo fotoinhibido en la época de estratificación.Commonly relation between variable fluorescence and maximum fluorescence (Fv/Fm of the algae community has been utilized like a measure of the phytoplanktonic photosynthetic efficiency. Such efficiency can be affected by the water bodies' location in different limnological provinces. The goal of this work was to establish the differences in the Fv/Fm rate between Lake Boa (150 masl Colombian Amazon and Lake Guatavita (3000 masl, East Range in the Colombian Andes. In general, averages of the photosynthetic efficiencies were low (0.212 to 0.367 and 0.089 to 0.32 in lakes Boa and

  5. Del exilio a los nuevos paradigmas: los intelectuales argentinos de la comunicación en México (de Controversia a Comunicación y Cultura

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    Mariano Zarowsky

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza las relaciones entre la llamada “revolución conceptual” de la izquierda que protagonizaron una serie de intelectuales argentinos exiliados en México (1974-1983 y las reformulaciones epistémicas que se produjeron en ese tiempo en el pensamiento sobre la comunicación. Analizaremos las revistas Controversia (1979-1981 y Comunicación y cultura en su segunda etapa mexicana (1982-1985.

  6. Backscatter B [USGS]--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for part of the acoustic-backscatter map (see sheet 3, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The...

  7. Bathymetry and Acoustic Backscatter: Northern Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This report presents bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data collected in July 2008 in the northern Santa Barbara Channel, California, using a bathymetric sidescan...

  8. Geology and geomorphology--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Offshore Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is included in...

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for part of the acoustic-backscatter map (see sheet 3, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The...

  10. Backscatter A [CSUMB]--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for part of the acoustic-backscatter map (see sheet 3, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The...

  11. Seafloor character--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for the seafloor-character map (see sheet 5, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The raster data...

  12. Geology and geomorphology--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for the geologic and geomorphic map (see sheet 10, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The vector...

  13. Backscatter A [CSUMB]--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for part of the acoustic-backscatter map (see sheet 3, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The...

  14. Santa Barbara, California Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Santa Barbara, California Forecast Model Grids provides bathymetric data strictly for tsunami inundation modeling with the Method of Splitting Tsunami (MOST)...

  15. Santa Monica, California Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Santa Monica, California Forecast Model Grids provides bathymetric data strictly for tsunami inundation modeling with the Method of Splitting Tsunami (MOST)...

  16. Bathymetry and Acoustic Backscatter: Northern Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This report presents bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data collected in July 2008 in the northern Santa Barbara Channel, California, using a bathymetric sidescan...

  17. Geology and geomorphology--Offshore Santa Cruz, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Offshore Santa Cruz map area, California. The vector data file is included in...

  18. The Trail Inventory of Santa Ana NWR [Cycle 2

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this report is to create a baseline inventory of all non-motorized trails on Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. Trails in this inventory are eligible...

  19. Estuarine ecology : A report on Santa Clara County Wetlands

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report on the Santa Clara County wetlands was written just prior to the establishment of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The report summarizes...

  20. Geology and geomorphology--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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  1. Seafloor character--Offshore of Santa Barbara, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3281 presents data for the seafloor-character map (see sheet 5, SIM 3281) of the Offshore of Santa Barbara map area, California. The raster data...

  2. Factors influencing CD4 cell count in HIV-positive pregnant women in a secondary health center in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Full Text Available Akinsegun A Akinbami,1 Abidoye Gbadegesin,2 Sarah O Ajibola,3 Ebele I Uche,1 Adedoyin O Dosunmu,1 Adewumi Adediran,4 Adekunle Sobande2 1Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, 2Department Of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, Lagos State University, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria; 3Department of Haematology and Immunology, Ben-Carson School of Medicine, Babcock University, Ilisan, Ogun State, Nigeria; 4Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria Background: Immunity in pregnancy is physiologically compromised, and this may affect CD4 count levels. It is well-established that several factors affect CD4 count level in pregnancy. This study aimed to determine the mean and reference range of CD4 count in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-positive pregnant women in Lagos, Nigeria. Methods: A retrospective study was carried out at antenatal clinics of the Maternal and Child Center of a secondary health center in Lagos State, Nigeria. Records of HIV-positive pregnant women at various gestational ages, including CD4+ cell count at booking, packed cell volume (PCV at booking and labor, gestational age at delivery, and infant weight and sex were retrieved. The descriptive data was given as mean ± standard deviation (SD. Pearson's chi-squared test and correlation were used for analytical assessment. Results: Data were retrieved for a total of 143 patients. The mean age was 31.15±3.78 years. The mean PCV was 31.01%±3.79% at booking and 30.49%±4.80% during labor. The mean CD4 count was 413.87±212.09 cells/µL, with a range of 40 to 1,252 cells/µL. The mean infant weight was 3.05±0.45 kg, with a range of 2 to 5 kg. Age of the mother, gestational age, and PCV at booking were not statistically significantly associated with CD4 count. Conclusion: Maternal age, gestational age, and PCV at booking had no significant effects on CD4+ cell count levels in

  3. SANTA CRUZ, GUANACASTE: LOCAL CULTURE, TOURISM AND GLOBALIZATION

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    The article analyzes the relationship between local culture of the canton of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, and the development of tourism in the canton. In a first section explores the origin and development of popular culture in the canton, linking it to traditional farming activities, and then describes the deployment of tourism in Santa Cruz, in order to analyze the popular culture of the canton in a framework of productive activities ranging from farming to tourism, in a context of econo...

  4. MODELADO MATEMÁTICO DEL COMPORTAMIENTO MECÁNICO DE UN FRAGMENTO DE CARTÍLAGO ARTICULAR

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    NANCY STELLA LANDÍNEZ

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El cartílago articular es un material biológico poroelástico que permite la distribución de las cargas mecánicas y el movimiento de las articulaciones. Como material bifásico, en presencia de carga, el cartílago articular deforma su matriz sólida y modifica la presión hidrostática del fluido en su interior. El objetivo del presente trabajo es implementar numéricamente un modelo matemático que predice el comportamiento mecánico del cartílago articular teniendo en cuenta la dualidad entre la matriz sólida y el líquido articular, y la característica de poroelasticidad. Utilizando una metodología basada en el método de los elementos finitos, se simuló el comportamiento de un fragmento de cartílago articular en una y dos dimensiones, ante cargas mecánicas de tensión, compresión y oscilación. El análisis de los resultados permite validar cualitativamente el comportamiento poroelástico del modelo debido a la deformación de la matriz sólida y a la salida de fluido que modifica la presión del mismo de manera similar a lo reportado en trabajos experimentales. Se concluye que el modelo matemático permite realizar predicciones sobre el comportamiento biomecánico del cartílago articular, contribuyendo al proceso investigativo en áreas como la biomecánica y la ingeniería de tejidos.

  5. Municipal household solid waste collection strategies in an African megacity: analysis of public private partnership performance in Lagos.

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    Aliu, Ibrahim Rotimi; Adeyemi, Oluwagbemiga Ezekiel; Adebayo, Adeolu

    2014-09-01

    Managing municipal solid waste is a pervasive urban problem globally. While several strategies have been applied for efficient municipal solid waste management in developing economies, their performance level has not been critically investigated. Among these strategies, the public private partnership has widest appeal. This study examines the performance of public private partnership in household solid waste collection in Lagos, Nigeria. We collected primary data using a municipal solid waste survey in three residential density areas of Lagos megacity. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. Two indexes of service performance, namely the service reliability index and operational quality index, were created to produce evidence on public private partnership performance in municipal solid waste collection in Lagos. Results show that the average amount of household solid waste generation per week ranges between 22.75 kg in the medium residential density area and 30.39 kg in the high residential density region of the city. The estimated per capita waste generated in Lagos Megacity is 0.95 kg day(-1). Regression models indicate that the public private partnership performance is significantly influenced by economic status, affordability, flexibility, consistency, cleanliness, coverage and accessibility, as well as number of waste collection vehicles, vehicle maintenance, capacity, trip rate, frequency, number of personnel and quality of personnel. Findings from this study reveal that Lagos residents have strong positive perception of public private partnership as a waste collection policy framework. The study has important policy and practical implications for urban waste management, public health and sustainability in developing economies. © The Author(s) 2014.

  6. PAPEL TRÓFICO DEL MICROBIAL LOOP EN UN LAGO DE INUNDACIÓN EN LA AMAZONÍA CENTRAL

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    PEDRO CARABALLO

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de evaluar la participación de bacterias heterotróficas en el flujo de carbono en la cadena trófica de un lago de inundación amazónico, recolectas mensuales de estos microorganismos fueron realizadas durante el año hidrológico de diciembre de 2007 hasta noviembre de 2008, en las regiones litoral, pelágica y de macrófitas acuáticas del lago Catalão, en la Amazonia central brasilera. Las bacterias fueron multiplicadas in vitro, usando como sustrato carbono orgánico disuelto (COD del lago en cada una de las regiones estudiadas, para posterior análisis de la abundancia de isotopos estables de carbono y nitrógeno. Estos datos fueron confrontados con los valores de COD de los cuatro periodos limnológicos del lago (seca, inundación, llena y bajada de aguas. En general se encontró que la fuente principal de carbono de las bacterias heterotróficas fue aquella de origen C4, que presentó un aporte mínimo de 75%, en la medida en que el d13C de las bacterias presentó valor medio de -17,72‰ ± 2,25. Confrontando ese valor, con el d13C del zooplancton en el mismo período (- 33,04‰ ± 3,81 se concluye que el aporte de las bacterias heterotróficas al flujo de carbono hacia niveles tróficos superiores en el lago estudiado es mínimo.

  7. Papel trófico del microbial loop en un lago de inundación en la Amazonia Central

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    Caraballo Gracia Pedro

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de evaluar la participación de las bacterias heterotróficas en el flujo de carbono en la cadena trófica de un lago de inundación amazónico, colectas mensuales de estos microorganismos fueron realizadas durante el año hidrológico de diciembre de 2007 hasta noviembre de 2008, en las regiones litoral, pelágica y de macrófitas acuáticas del lago Catalão, en la Amazonia Central brasilera. Las bacterias fueron multiplicadas in vitro, usando como sustrato el carbono orgánico disuelto (COD del lago en cada una de las regiones estudiadas, para posterior análisis de la abundancia de isotopos estables de carbono y nitrógeno. Estos datos fueron confrontados con los valores de COD de los cuatro periodos limnológicos del lago (seca, inundación, llena y bajada de aguas. En general se encontró que la fuente principal de carbono de las bacterias heterotróficas fue aquella de origen C4, que presentó un aporte mínimo de 75%, en la medida en que el δ13C de las bacterias presentó valor medio de -17,72‰ ± 2,25. Confrontando ese valor, con el δ13C del zooplancton en el mismo período (-33,04‰±3,81 se concluye que el aporte de las bacterias heterotróficas al flujo de carbono hacia niveles tróficos superiores en el lago estudiado es mínimo.

  8. Valoración del impacto de efluentes minero industriales del carbón en el arroyo San José de Río Turbio en Santa Cruz

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    Alba Lucia Caballero

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    Full Text Available Los efluentes descargados al arroyo San José de Río Turbio al sudoeste de la provincia de Santa Cruz (República Argentina quedaron caracterizados mediante un análisis estadístico multivariado realizado con parámetros fisicoquímicos determinados sobre ellos (Caballero A. Dicho análisis permitió su diferenciación cualitativa y la identificación de los aportes que ocasiona cada uno de ellos. En éste trabajo se ha procedido en primer lugar a determinar la calidad de los vertidos y del agua del arroyo a partir de una escala de valoración. Dicha escala se confeccionó usando las conclusiones del análisis estadístico mencionado y la comparación de los valores obtenidos con los límites máximos de vuelco establecidos para la provincia de Santa Cruz (ley N° 2658, los Niveles guía argentinos de calidad de agua ambiente y los Niveles guía de la ley de protección Ambiental Nº 24585 (Código de minería argentino. Finalmente para valorar el impacto ocasionado por los efluentes minero industriales, se tomó en consideración además de la calidad, otros factores relevantes tales como caudal, tipo de vertido, intermitencia y peligrosidad; adoptando un modelo matemático particular que permitió asignar un puntaje asociado a una escala cualitativa. Como conclusión se pudo determinar mediante una metodología científica que el impacto ocasionado por las descargas minero industrial de carbón al curso de agua varía en un rango de alto a muy alto y esta determinada principalmente por aquellas provenientes de la planta depuradora de carbón y la central térmica.

  9. Nutrient contributions to the Santa Barbara Channel, California, from the ephemeral Santa Clara River

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    Warrick, J.A.; Washburn, L.; Brzezinski, Mark A.; Siegel, D.A.

    2005-01-01

    The Santa Clara River delivers nutrient rich runoff to the eastern Santa Barbara Channel during brief (???1-3 day) episodic events. Using both river and oceanographic measurements, we evaluate river loading and dispersal of dissolved macronutrients (silicate, inorganic N and P) and comment on the biological implications of these nutrient contributions. Both river and ocean observations suggest that river nutrient concentrations are inversely related to river flow rates. Land use is suggested to influence these concentrations, since runoff from a subwatershed with substantial agriculture and urban areas had much higher nitrate than runoff from a wooded subwatershed. During runoff events, river nutrients were observed to conservatively mix into the buoyant, surface plume immediately seaward of the Santa Clara River mouth. Dispersal of these river nutrients extended 10s of km into the channel. Growth of phytoplankton and nutrient uptake was low during our observations (1-3 days following runoff), presumably due to the very low light levels resulting from high turbidity. However, nutrient quality of runoff (Si:N:P = 16:5:1) was found to be significantly different than upwelling inputs (13:10:1), which may influence different algal responses once sediments settle. Evaluation of total river nitrate loads suggests that most of the annual river nutrient fluxes to the ocean occur during the brief winter flooding events. Wet winters (such as El Nin??o) contribute nutrients at rates approximately an order-of-magnitude greater than "average" winters. Although total river nitrate delivery is considerably less than that supplied by upwelling, the timing and location of these types of events are very different, with river discharge (upwelling) occurring predominantly in the winter (summer) and in the eastern (western) channel. ?? 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Avaliação do jundiá (Rhamdia quelen em diferentes sistemas de cultivo para a região do litoral centro norte de Santa Catarina, Brazil

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    Hilton Amaral Junior

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El bagre (Rhamdia quelen, un pez nativo habitante de la mayoría de los ríos, lagos y lagunas de Santa Catarina, y que pertenecen a la orden Siluriformes, familia Pimelodidae, género Rhandia. El estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar el desempeño de este pez nativo en los sistemas más utilizados en Santa Catarina. El experimento se llevó a cabo en el ámbito del Campo Experimental de Piscicultura de Camboriú CEPC-EPAGRI, cuando 11 tanques excavados fueron utilizados, tres en representación de un monocultivo de bagre con una densidad de 1,5 p/m2, tres en representación de un bicultivo de bagre y tilapia con una densidad de 3p/m2, tres en representación de un policultivo de la carpa, tilapia y "jundiás" con una densidad de 3p/m2, y en dos tanques excavados fueron instalados seis tanques redes, en representación de las culturas de alta densidad de 50 y 100 p/m3.

  11. El deslizamiento de rocas y detritos sobre elrío Santa Cruz y el aluvión resultante por el colapso del dique natural, AndesCentrales de San Juan

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    Laura Perucca

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Durante el verano de 2005 un gran deslizamiento derocas y detritos ubicado en la ladera occidental de la Cordillera de Santa Cruzobturó el valle del río Santa Cruz, en el sudeste de la provincia de San Juan(31º40'12''S; 70º16'18''O. Este deslizamiento originó una presa natural en laquebrada del río y formó un lago de volumen considerable. El 12 de noviembre de2005, probablemente por la enorme presión generada por la masa de agua contrala presa, se produjo el colapso parcial del dique natural, originándose uninesperado aluvión que provocó numerosas pérdidas económicas en las principaleslocalidades del departamento Calingasta y daños considerables en uno de losproyectos más relevantes de la provincia de San Juan, el dique Caracoles sobreel río San Juan. Debido a los costos elevados que implicaría la toma de medidasde mitigación en esta zona montañosa alejada y casi inaccesible, lasprincipales medidas que se pueden tomar se refieren a sistemas de alertatemprana de aluviones agua abajo, el monitoreo hidrológico en la presa y un seguimientosatelital anual para conocer la evolución del deslizamiento.

  12. Santa Barbara Cluster Comparison Test with DISPH

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    Saitoh, Takayuki R.; Makino, Junichiro

    2016-06-01

    The Santa Barbara cluster comparison project revealed that there is a systematic difference between entropy profiles of clusters of galaxies obtained by Eulerian mesh and Lagrangian smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) codes: mesh codes gave a core with a constant entropy, whereas SPH codes did not. One possible reason for this difference is that mesh codes are not Galilean invariant. Another possible reason is the problem of the SPH method, which might give too much “protection” to cold clumps because of the unphysical surface tension induced at contact discontinuities. In this paper, we apply the density-independent formulation of SPH (DISPH), which can handle contact discontinuities accurately, to simulations of a cluster of galaxies and compare the results with those with the standard SPH. We obtained the entropy core when we adopt DISPH. The size of the core is, however, significantly smaller than those obtained with mesh simulations and is comparable to those obtained with quasi-Lagrangian schemes such as “moving mesh” and “mesh free” schemes. We conclude that both the standard SPH without artificial conductivity and Eulerian mesh codes have serious problems even with such an idealized simulation, while DISPH, SPH with artificial conductivity, and quasi-Lagrangian schemes have sufficient capability to deal with it.

  13. Santa Claus Schedules Jobs on Unrelated Machines

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    2010-01-01

    One of the classic results in scheduling theory is the 2-approximation algorithm by Lenstra, Shmoys, and Tardos for the problem of scheduling jobs to minimize makespan on unrelated machines, i.e., job j requires time p_{ij} if processed on machine i. More than two decades after its introduction it is still the algorithm of choice even in the restricted model where processing times are of the form p_{ij} in {p_j, \\infty}. This problem, also known as the restricted assignment problem, is NP-hard to approximate within a factor less than 1.5 which is also the best known lower bound for the general version. Our main result is a polynomial time algorithm that estimates the optimal makespan of the restricted assignment problem within a factor 33/17 + \\epsilon \\approx 1.9412 + \\epsilon, where \\epsilon > 0 is an arbitrary small constant. The result is obtained by upper bounding the integrality gap of a certain strong linear program, known as configuration LP, that was previously successfully used for the related Santa...

  14. Assessment of the Regenerative Potential of Organic Waste Streams in Lagos Mega-City

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    Opejin, Adenike Kafayat

    There is never a better time for this study than now when Nigeria as a country is going through the worst time in power supply. In Lagos city about 12,000 tons of waste is generated daily, and is expected to increase as the city adds more population. The management of these waste has generated great concern among professionals, academia and government agencies. This study examined the regenerative management of organic waste, which accounts for about 45% of the total waste generated in Lagos. To do this, two management scenarios were developed: landfill methane to electricity and compost; and analyzed using data collected during field work and from government reports. While it is understood that landfilling waste is the least sustainable option, this study argued that it could be a viable method for developing countries. Using U.S EPA LandGEM and the IPCC model, estimates of capturable landfill methane gas was derived for three landfills studied. Furthermore, a 35-year projection of waste and landfill methane was done for three newly proposed landfills. Assumptions were made that these new landfills will be sanitary. It was established that an average of 919,480,928m3 methane gas could be captured to generate an average of 9,687,176 MW of electricity annually. This makes it a significant source of power supply to a city that suffers from incessant power outages. Analysis of composting organics in Lagos was also done using descriptive method. Although, it could be argued that composting is the most regenerative way of managing organics, but it has some problems associated with it. Earthcare Compost Company processes an average of 600 tons of organics on a daily basis. The fraction of waste processed is infinitesimal compared to the rate of waste generated. One major issue identified in this study as an obstacle to extensive use of this method is the marketability of compost. The study therefore suggests that government should focus on getting the best out of the

  15. Sedimentation survey of Lago La Plata, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, March–April 2015

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    Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta

    2016-10-31

    IntroductionLago La Plata is operated by the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Water District. The reservoir serves a population of about 425,000 people. During 2013 the reservoir provided 0.307 million cubic meters (Mm3 ) of water per day (about 81 million gallons per day), which is equivalent to 31 percent of the total water demand for the metropolitan area (Wanda L. Molina, U.S. Geological Survey, written commun., 2015). The dam was constructed in 1974 and is located about 5 kilometers (km) south of the town of Toa Alta and 5 km north of the town of Naranjito (fig. 1). The drainage area upstream from the Lago La Plata dam is about 469 square kilometers (km2 ). The storage capacity at construction in 1974 was 26.84 Mm3 with a spillway elevation of 47.12 meters (m) above mean sea level (msl). Storage capacity was increased to 40.21 Mm3 in 1989 after the installation of bascule gates to provide a normal dam pool elevation at 52 m above msl (Puerto Rico Electric and Power Authority, 1979). The maximum height of the dam is about 40 m above the river bottom near the dam, and the intake structure consists of six 1.82-m-diameter ports facing upstream, with 6-m vertical spacing that begins at an elevation of 19 m above msl. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the PRASA, conducted a bathymetric survey of the Lago La Plata reservoir during March and April 2015. The hydrographic survey was designed to provide an update of the reservoir storage capacity and sedimentation rate. Areas with substantial sediment accumulation are also discussed in this report. The results of the survey were used to prepare a bathymetric map showing the reservoir bottom (fig. 2) referenced with respect to the spillway elevation. This report also includes a summary of a previous bathymetric survey conducted in 2006 (Soler-López, 2008).

  16. El presidencialismo argentino: de la crisis a la recomposición del poder (2003-2007

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    Nicolás CHERNY

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El trabajo analiza el proceso político mediante el cual la presidencia de Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007 cambió la debilidad electoral y fragmentación partidaria por una fuerte concentración del poder en el presidente. Para ello, en primer lugar, se revisan los debates académicos sobre los rasgos de los presidencialismos latinoamericanos. Luego, el trabajo analiza el poder del presidente argentino y las características del liderazgo presidencial y se enfoca en las estrategias que llevó adelante en relación con su propio partido para la conformación de una mayoría legislativa disciplinada. Dos son las conclusiones que pueden extraerse de este proceso: en primer lugar, si bien las crisis políticas y económicas pueden traer consigo cambios importantes sobre la dinámica de funcionamiento del sistema político, en detrimento del poder presidencial, estas nuevas condiciones son abandonadas rápidamente una vez que las condiciones económicas y políticas mejoran. En segundo lugar, la fortaleza de los presidentes argentinos es fruto del ejercicio de las funciones presidenciales, antes que de una construcción partidaria previa. ABSTRACT: This article analyzes the political process by which president Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007 overcame an initial context of electoral weakness and partisan fragmentation concentrating the political power on the presidential figure. With this purpose, first this article summarizes the academic debate around Latin American presidentialism. Then it analyzes the power of the president, the presidential leadership and the specific strategies that president Kirchner applied to interact with his own party with the objective of building a supportive legislative majority. From this process the article infers two conclusions: first, even if economic and political crises can introduce important changes over the functioning dynamics of the presidential systems by ameliorating the president’s prominent position

  17. El presidencialismo argentino: de la crisis a la recomposición del poder (2003-2007

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    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El trabajo analiza el proceso político mediante el cual la presidencia de Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007 cambió la debilidad electoral y fragmentación partidaria por una fuerte concentración del poder en el presidente. Para ello, en primer lugar, se revisan los debates académicos sobre los rasgos de los presidencialismos latinoamericanos. Luego, el trabajo analiza el poder del presidente argentino y las características del liderazgo presidencial y se enfoca en las estrategias que llevó adelante en relación con su propio partido para la conformación de una mayoría legislativa disciplinada. Dos son las conclusiones que pueden extraerse de este proceso: en primer lugar, si bien las crisis políticas y económicas pueden traer consigo cambios importantes sobre la dinámica de funcionamiento del sistema político, en detrimento del poder presidencial, estas nuevas condiciones son abandonadas rápidamente una vez que las condiciones económicas y políticas mejoran. En segundo lugar, la fortaleza de los presidentes argentinos es fruto del ejercicio de las funciones presidenciales, antes que de una construcción partidaria previa. ABSTRACT: This article analyzes the political process by which president Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007 overcame an initial context of electoral weakness and partisan fragmentation concentrating the political power on the presidential figure. With this purpose, first this article summarizes the academic debate around Latin American presidentialism. Then it analyzes the power of the president, the presidential leadership and the specific strategies that president Kirchner applied to interact with his own party with the objective of building a supportive legislative majority. From this process the article infers two conclusions: first, even if economic and political crises can introduce important changes over the functioning dynamics of the presidential systems by ameliorating the president’s prominent position

  18. Anofelinos de Santa Catarina (Diptera: Culicidae, Brasil Anophelines of Santa Catarina (Diptera: Culicidae, Brazil

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    Maria da Graça Teixeira Portes

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: No Brasil, a Região Amazônica é endêmica em malária. Em Santa Catarina, a malária foi eliminada na década de 80. A partir daí, ocorreram poucos casos autóctones isolados, e esporádicos. No entanto, em função da existência do vetor em seu território, da existência de extensa área endêmica no Brasil e da grande mobilidade de pessoas em áreas turísticas no estado, existe a probabilidade de reintrodução da doença. MÉTODOS: Utilizou-se os seguintes dados: Banco de Dados do Núcleo de Entomologia da Fundação Nacional de Saúde, Santa Catarina (ACCES,1997-2000; Sistema de Informação de Vigilância Epidemiológica, Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde (Malária/SC e Sistema de Informação de Notificação e Agravo(SINAN/SC. Os mesmos foram transportados e analisados, no programa Microsoft Office Excel 2007. RESULTADOS: As coletas foram realizadas em 48 municípios, 159 localidades, sendo identificados 12.310 Culicídeos, 11.546 (93,7% Anopheles e 764 (6,2% como outros. Foram identificados três subgêneros e 13 espécies de anofelinos. CONCLUSÕES: Considerando que nos municípios pesquisados, foi identificada a presença de importantes vetores como Anopheles cruzii e Anopheles albitasis e há circulação de pessoas infectadas provenientes de áreas endêmicas, pode-se considerar que os mesmos são áreas receptivas e vulneráveis à malária. Essas espécies são suspeitas de serem responsáveis pela transmissão de malária na região, principalmente nos municípios de Gaspar, Indaial e Rodeio.INTRODUCTION: The Amazon region of Brazil is endemic for malaria. In the State of Santa Catarina, malaria was eliminated in the 1980s. Since then, a few sporadic isolated autochthonous cases have occurred. However, because malaria vectors are present within Brazilian territory and extensive endemic areas exist in this country, along with the great mobility of people in tourist areas of Santa Catarina, there is the

  19. Acordos de conservação da Reserva Biológica do Lago Piratuba

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    A Reserva Biológica do Lago Piratuba foi criada em 1980 como uma área isenta de ocupações humanas e sem uso de seus recursos naturais. No entanto, já existiam populações tradicionais que ocupavam e utilizavam a área, em vários pontos no interior dos limites propostos. Diante dos conflitos de uso e ocupação em razão da categoria da unidade de conservação, foram estabelecidas normas e ações específicas para compatibilizar a presença das populações tradicionais residentes com os objetivos da res...

  20. IL LAGO DEI CIGNI DI DELO: DAL «THRENOS» AL PEANA

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Dalla tragedia di Euripide alla filosofia platonica fino alla dotta poesia callimachea, si riscontra una interessante associazione tra la menzione di Delo e dei suoi cigni e il passaggio dall’espressione trenodica del dolore a quella liberatoria e guaritrice del peana. L’articolo, partendo da una breve incursione nell’epica omerica per rilevare le più antiche attestazioni di una presenza congiunta del threnos e del peana, e nella lirica e innografia arcaiche per recuperare le origini della connotazione del cigno come uccello apollineo della poesia, si concentra su alcuni passi euripidei (Eracle, Ione e Ifigenia in Tauride, platonici (Fedone e callimachei (Inno a Delo e Inno ad Apollo in cui il lago dei cigni di Delo viene menzionato, cercando di comprenderne il valore e metterne in luce gli elementi di continuità.

  1. Trip to Lago Nero (Tusco-Emilian Apennine, Italy): How has our Apennine been changing?

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    Papini, Piera; Vergari, Simone

    2014-05-01

    The sharp division of disciplines in Italian Secondary school is a problem which hinders the natural learning of pupils. At the end of the 1st education cycle, candidates must stand six written tests and an oral exam during which they present a topic that includes a lot of disciplines and that they develop unifying what they have been taught fragmentarily. Climate changes that are taking place and the use of Earth resources are a significant topic suitable for a multidisciplinary as well as interdisciplinary approach. Thanks to the Region of Tuscany, which has financed the Educational Contract " An agreement for water" (2012-2015), we could develop this module which involves 14 years old students and is focused on the climate change evidence in a lake, Lago Nero, originated in the Tusco-Emilian Apennine during the development of an ancient Wurmian glacier. The didactical path includes: - lessons in the classroom on weather, climate and climate changes caused both by nature and by man. - A focus on Lago Nero - A trip to Lago Nero, observation of the landscape geomorphology: differences between fluvial valleys and glacial valleys, signs of remote events such as roche mountonnée or recent ones such as landslides and floods caused by intense rainfalls. Collection of samples. - Participation at a conference organized by the Region at San Giorgio Library in Pistoia ( http://rinnoviamoci2011.blogspot.it/ ) during which students met some administrators and talked with them. A video made by the pupils was presented on this occasion. http://www.icsfrankcarradori.it/studenti/ Further activities include: - Open day for families of the younger pupils, during which older pupils explained some of the activities carried out, included the module on Lago Nero. - identification of minerals (connection with Chemestry) - identification of rocks outcropping in the area of the lake: what do they tell about geologic history of our mountains? How can they reveal the age of a geologic

  2. Determinants of Quality of Family Planning Counseling among Private Health Facilities in Lagos.

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    Johnson, Doug; Ugaz, Jorge

    2016-09-01

    We use a unique dataset that includes an objective measure of the quality of family planning counseling from 927 private health facilities in Lagos State, Nigeria, to determine which variables at the facility and provider levels are most closely correlated with the quality of family planning counseling. Our data on quality come from mystery client surveys in which the clients posed as women seeking family planning counseling. We find that quality is strongly associated with the cadre of provider, with doctors delivering substantially higher-quality counselling than nurses. Doctors not only outperform nurses overall, but also perform better on each category of quality and spend nearly three minutes longer on average counseling the mystery client. Location, fees charged for the service, and facility type are also strongly correlated with quality. The degree to which a facility specializes in family planning and facility size are only weakly predictive of quality.

  3. An Evaluation of Industrial Facilities Defects in Selected Industrial Estates in Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Oseghale, G.E.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The study appraised the state of industrial facilities in selected industrial estates established between 1957 and 1981 in Lagos State by examining the nature and causes of facilities’ defects in the selected industrial estates. The buildings sampled were load bearing sandcrete block wall (1%, concrete framed structure (83% and steel framed structure (16%. Data were sourced using structured questionnaire administered on the staff of maintenance department of 35 building materials and plastic manufacturing industries purposively selected and located in 18 industrial estates. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistic. The study found the structural elements of the buildings, i.e. foundations, beams, walls, and floors satisfactory. Using the mean response analysis, the result showed that the most severe factors responsible for industrial facilities’ defects were combined effects of geo-climatic factors (2.35, combined effects of biological agencies (2.15, corrosion (1.98, and physical aggression on the facilities (1.71.

  4. COMPORTAMIENTO DE LA ACTIVIDAD ENZIMÁTICA DEL SUELO AL APLICAR MUCÍLAGO DE NOPAL (Opuntia spp.

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    Julio Cesar Muñoz Bojorges

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El mucílago de nopal contiene polisacáridos que pueden influir en la actividad enzimática del suelo. Se emplearon dos suelos, arenoso (63% y arcilloso (67%, donde se probaron tres dosis de mucílago de nopal; T80 20, T40-60, T10-90 (porcentaje de mucílago-agua, más el testigo solo con agua. Los tratamientos se colocaron en una cámara de ambiente controlado a 25 ºC y humedad de 40%. Se tomaron muestras a los 7, 14 y 21 días, después de aplicado el mucílago. Se valoró la actividad de las enzimas: amilasa, celulasa, lipasa e invertasa, que participan en el ciclo del carbono para saber como afecta el mucílago de nopal en ellas. A los 21 días en el suelo arcilloso, con el tratamiento T80-20 hubo mayor actividad de: amilasa (91 mg de azúcares reductores 10 g 1 de materia seca 24 h-1, lipasa (133.33 nM de 4 metil umbeliferona g 1 de materia seca 24 h-1 e invertasa (5.53 mg de glucosa 10 g-1 de materia seca 24 h-1, y la celulasa en el T40-60 presentó la mayor actividad (72.66 µg de glucosa g-1 de materia seca 24 h 1. En el suelo arenoso a los 21 días, el T80-20 fue el que presentó mayor actividad lipasa (60.66 nM de 4 metil umbeliferona g-1 de materia seca 24 h-1, el T40 60: invertasa (1.86 mg de glucosa 10 g-1 de materia seca 24 h-1 y celulasa (33.66 µg de glucosa g 1de materia seca 24 h-1, y el T10-90 amilasa (43.66 mg de azúcares reductores 10 g-1 de materia seca 24 h-1. El mucílago de nopal incrementó la actividad enzimática (amilasa, celulasa, lipasa e invertasa en los dos tipos de suelo.

  5. Detection of toxigenic Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium botulinum from food sold in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    Chukwu, Emelda E; Nwaokorie, Francisca O; Coker, Akitoye O; Avila-Campos, Mario J; Solis, Rosa L; Llanco, Luis A; Ogunsola, Folasade T

    2016-12-01

    Food-borne diseases contribute to the huge burden of sickness and death globally and in the last decade, have become more frequently reported in Africa. In line with this, food safety is becoming a significant and growing public health problem in Nigeria. Diarrhoea is a common problem in Nigeria and has been reported but there has been little data on the possibility of clostridia as aetiological agents. Clostridium species are ubiquitous in the environment and in the gastrointestinal tract of man and animals and can serve as a marker for faecal contamination. We set out to determine the potential of these foods to transmit Clostridium species. A total of 220 food commodities from six local governments in Lagos State were sampled. Isolates obtained were identified based on cultural, morphological and biochemical characteristics. Toxinotyping was done using multiplex-PCR with primers specific for alpha, beta, epsilon and iota-toxin genes, enterotoxigenic cpe gene and neurotoxigenic BoNt gene. Fifty (22.7%) clostridial species were isolated of which 29 (58%) were identified as C. perfringens. Toxinotyping of the 29 strains showed that 28 (96.6%) were toxin producing C. perfringens type A while one (3.4%) was C. perfringens type D. Two (4%) C. botulinum species were isolated and identified by 16S rRNA sequencing, both harbouring BoNt/A gene. The contamination rates of food with Clostridium species show that food hygiene is a problem and Clostridium species may be a source of food borne disease in Lagos State, Nigeria.

  6. CLUSTERING AND THE NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP AMONGST FIRMS IN THE LAGOS REGION, NIGERIA

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    FAGBOHUNKA Adejompo

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Regional cluster, a geographically bounded concentration of interdependent firms, is the best environment to fostering a strong relationship amongst firms which can lead to amazing technological and industrial expansion. This paper underscores clustering and the resultant nature of relationship amongst firms, using the Lagos region as a case study. One hundred and three questionnaire were administered in twelve industrial estates; one questionnaire in each of the firm. This connotes that all the firms in the industrial estates were successfully covered in the questionnaire administration, which was administered. A descriptive statistical analytical technique was adopted. The paper has reveals the types of working relationship amongst firms in the Lagos region which includes; raw materials purchase, subcontract, collaboration in research and development, sales promotion, transportation, power supply, water supply, security, waste treatment, telecommunication, ports and shipping as well as labour supply. The paper found out that raw materials purchase/supply was more striking amongst the working relationship types. Also, the paper has revealed services sharing amongst the firms and transport as the most dominant. The most important location advantage was the market facilities. The analysis of variance carried out in relation to variation in clustering amongst the firms at 0.05% level was significant. The paper concluded that industrial cluster if encouraged, will lead to increase working relationship, which in turn have the capability of boosting, promoting and encouraging economies of clustering. Cluster concepts spatially emphasize inter-firm relations that facilitate innovative activity, which is recognized as a driving force of sustained economic growth. It is therefore recommended that these clustering of firms should be made viable, encouraged and strengthened through government investment in the industrial sector, making the location

  7. Himalomycin A and cycloheximide-producing marine actinomycete from Lagos Lagoon soil sediment

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    Davies Olabisi Flora

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To isolate and screen Actinomycetes from Lagos Lagoon soil sediments for antibiotic production. Methods: Soil samples were collected from four different locations of Lagos Lagoon and were dried for 2 weeks. Actinomycetes were isolated by serial dilution using spread plate method on starch casein and Kuster’s agar supplemented with 80 μg/mL cycloheximide to prevent fungal growth. The plates were incubated at 28 °C for 1-2 weeks. Isolates were selected based on their cultural characteristics as well as their Gram’s reaction and subcultured on same media for isolation and incubated at 28 °C for 3 days. Pure cultures were maintained on nutrient agar slants at 4 °C. Thereafter, they were inoculated into starch casein and Kuster’s broth media and incubated at 28 °C for 8 days. The resulting crude extracts were screened for antimicrobial activity against the following microorganisms: methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213, Escherichia coli ATCC 29522, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853, Candida albicans and Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212. Coagulasenegative staphylococci isolated from HIV patients were also used (Staphylococcus warneri, Staphylococcus xylosus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. Extraction of secondary metabolites was carried out and analysed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometer. Results: All the isolates displayed varying antimicrobial activity against at least one of the test organisms. Himalomycin A was identified in the extract from isolate ULS7. The gas chromatography-mass spectrometer data analysis showed the antibiotic profile of these isolates. Conclusions: The isolate ULS7 was found to display the highest antimicrobial activity against the test organisms.

  8. Himalomycin A and cycloheximide-producing marine actinomycete from Lagos Lagoon soil sediment

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    Davies Olabisi Flora; Adeleye IsaacAdeyemi; Wang Peng George

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To isolate and screen Actinomycetes from Lagos Lagoon soil sediments for antibiotic production. Methods: Soil samples were collected from four different locations of Lagos Lagoon and were dried for 2 weeks. Actinomycetes were isolated by serial dilution using spread plate method on starch casein and Kuster’s agar supplemented with 80 μg/mL cycloheximide to prevent fungal growth. The plates were incubated at 28 °C for 1-2 weeks. Isolates were selected based on their cultural characteristics as well as their Gram’s reaction and subcultured on same media for isolation and incubated at 28 °C for 3 days. Pure cultures were maintained on nutrient agar slants at 4 °C. Thereafter, they were inoculated into starch casein and Kuster’s broth media and incubated at 28 °C for 8 days. The resulting crude extracts were screened for antimicrobial activity against the following microorganisms: methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213, Escherichia coli ATCC 29522, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853, Candida albicans and Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212. Coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from HIV patients were also used (Staphylococcus warneri, Staphylococcus xylosus and Staphylococcus epidermidis). Extraction of secondary metabolites was carried out and analysed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometer. Results: All the isolates displayed varying antimicrobial activity against at least one of the test organisms. Himalomycin A was identified in the extract from isolate ULS7. The gas chromatography-mass spectrometer data analysis showed the antibiotic profile of these isolates. Conclusions: The isolate ULS7 was found to display the highest antimicrobial activity against the test organisms.

  9. Groundwater Resources Potential in the Coastal Plain Sands Aquifers, Lagos, Nigeria

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    E.O. Longe

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The hydraulic properties of the aquifers located in the coastal plain sands, Lagos, Nigeria had been investigated. A review of both the theoretical and practical applications of pumping tests in groundwater resource evaluation for coastal plain sands aquifer was carried out. The main activities involved collation of information related to well logs, step-drawdown and constant rate pumping tests from existing database on borehole drilling in seven wells to an average depth of 100 m. Graphical methods based on Rorabaugh’s Hantush-Bierschenk’s analyses were used to determine the components of drawdown due to well and aquifer losses from the step-drawdown pumping tests. Conventional analytical methods based on non-equilibrium equation were used to assess the local hydraulic regime of the groundwater system using constant rate pumping tests data. Data from 11 controlled pumping tests in Shomolu area of Lagos metropolis were analyzed. The transmissivity values of the multi-layered aquifer system range between 345.6 and 2,332 m2/day while the storage coefficient values range between 2.8x10-4 and 4.5x10-4. Both results indicate confined aquifers of artesian conditions. The step-drawdown pumping tests results indicate that well losses constituted a significant component of drawdown in the pumped wells, a phenomenon due to poor well design, well development; and non-Darcian flow in the multi-layered aquifer. The pumping test results allowed for theoretical and practical prediction of aquifer and well yields in the study area.

  10. Accessibility and Utilization of Internet Service by Graduate Students in University of Lagos, Nigeria

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    Oyeronke Olufunmilola Ogunlade

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The major objective of the study was to examine the accessibility and utilization of Internet service by graduate students in university of Lagos, Nigeria. Specifically, the study made effort to determine the extent to which Internet service was accessible to staff and students of the university, how point of Internet access influenced its usage, factors motivating the use of Internet and what Internet was used for by graduate students in University of Lagos. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and data were collected by administering questionnaires to two hundred respondents randomly selected from faculty of Education in the University. Results of the findings revealed that students didn’t have as much access to Internet service as the staff (27.7 % and 62.4 % respectively. 47.9 % of respondents strongly agreed to visiting the cybercafé to access Internet. 53.1 % and 50.2 % of the respondents strongly agreed that proximity to cybercafé and valid information contained from the Internet were their major motivating factors for surfing the Internet. It also found that the respondents strongly agreed that the purposes for their surfing the Internet were to register courses, enroll for exams, gather information for literature review, send and receive mails, amongst others. Based on the findings, it is therefore recommended that since the Internet is being utilized in every sector such as Education, Banking, Medicine and others, the University should make Internet service assessible for students’ use. This study can further be conducted in other institutions in Nigeria.

  11. Geología de la quebrada Honda, cuenca del lago La Plata, Chubut

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    G.V. Depine

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    Full Text Available La quebrada Honda, situada en el sur de la cuenca de los lagos La Plata y Fontana, en la provincia de Chubut, presenta una columna estratigráfica que comienza en el Jurásico superior con rocas calcoalcalinas de arco volcánico intermedias a ácidas de la Formación Lago La Plata. Las rocas sedimentarias que rellenan la cuenca de intraarco neocomiana corresponden al Grupo Coyhaique, dentro del cual se encuentran las Formaciones Tres Lagunas y Katterfeld, que se ubican dentro de un modelo paleoambiental como cortejo sedimentario de borde de plataforma, sucedido por un cortejo transgresivo, cuya edad es acotada al Hauteriviano inferior, debido al hallazgo de restos de Favrella americana en pelitas de la Formación Katterfeld. Vinculados con la extensión que da lugar a la cuenca se registran los cuerpos hipabisales calcoalcalinos básicos del Gabro Quebrada Honda y se los relaciona con un volcanismo de características más evolucionadas de la Formación Don Rueda, de edad neocomiana tardía. Si bien este magmatismo de arco volcánico es subaéreo, presenta indicios de interacción con cuerpos de agua por lo que corrobora la concomitancia de este evento con la sedimentación póstuma de Grupo Coyhaique. Se registra un evento de inversión tectónica que tendría una edad máxima de 80 Ma.

  12. Precious metal-bearing epithermal deposits in western Patagonia (NE Lago Fontana region), Argentina

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    Lanfranchini, Mabel Elena; Etcheverry, Ricardo Oscar; de Barrio, Raúl Ernesto; Recio Hernández, Clemente

    2013-04-01

    Precious metal-bearing quartz veins occur at the northeastern sector of the Lago Fontana region in southwestern Argentina, within the context of the Andean continental magmatic arc environment. The deposits and their associated alteration zones are spatially related to a Cretaceous calc-alkaline magmatism represented by silicic dikes and hypabyssal intrusions, and hosted by a Late Jurassic to Cretaceous volcano-sedimentary sequence. The veins and related veinlets crop out discontinuously, in general terms in a NW-SE belt. The primary vein mineral assemblage is composed mostly of pyrite ± galena ± chalcopyrite > hematite ± arsenopyrite in silica gangue minerals. Chemical analyses of grab samples from selected quartz veins show as much as 5.7 ppm Au and 224 ppm Ag, as well as elevated Pb, Cu, and Zn. Hydrothermal fluids caused an innermost silicification and adularia-sericite alteration assemblage, and an external propylitic halo. Sulfur isotope values measured for sulfides (δSS from -1.90 to +1.56‰), and oxygen and hydrogen isotopes measured on quartz crystals and extracted primary fluid inclusion waters (δOO = -2.85 to +5.40‰; δDO = -106.0 to -103.4‰) indicate that mineralization probably formed from magmatic fluids, which were mixed with meteoric waters. Also, fluid inclusion data from quartz veins point out that these fluids had low salinity (1.7-4.2 wt% NaCl equiv.), and temperatures of homogenization between 180 and 325 °C. Mineralogical, petrographic and geochemical features for mineralized surface exposures indicate a typical adularia-sericite, low sulfidation epithermal system in the Lago Fontana area that represents a promising target for further exploration programs.

  13. Heavy Metals Content in Classroom Dust of Some Public Primary Schools in Metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria

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    O.E. Popoola

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This aim of the study is to determine the levels of heavy metals (Pb, Cr, Cd and Mn in 40 dust samples obtained from the classrooms of some public primary schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. Children are more susceptible to the adverse health effects of heavy metal pollution due to their small body size, developing nervous system, high absorption rate and behavioral pattern present during childhood. Exposure to heavy metalladen dustis considered to be a significant contributor. To assess the extent of pollution by heavy metals, classroom dust samples were obtained from 40 selected schools in Lagos, Nigeria. The samples were subjected to aqua regia microwave digestion and analysed using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometer.The results showed that the classroom dusts contained PbHD 23.89±16.39, PbLD 22.77±9.21; CrHD 10.53±5.08, CrLD 6.17±2.47; CdHD 0.09±0.12, CdLD 0.09±0.10 μg/g, respectively. Interestingly, the highest concentration of lead (82.51 μg/g was found in a classroom far removed from any commercial or industrial activites, Ajeromi-Ifelodun high density area while Ikeja, a more industrialized area has lower concentration of the metal. The values obtained in this study are lower than expected but it is still a source of concern since children are exposed to this environment daily and for appreciable period of time.

  14. Issues surrounding HIV status disclosure: Experiences of seropositive women in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Oluwaseun E Oseni

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Disclosure of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV seropositivity by infected women is crucial in HIV control. To determine the rates, patterns, effects, and determinants of disclosure of status among HIV-positive women in Lagos, Nigeria. Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study. Simple random sampling method was used to select 364 HIV-positive women accessing care in HIV treatment centers in Lagos Island. Data were collected using interviewer-administered questionnaires and analyzed with Epi Info (version 3.5.3. Inferential statistics done was Chi-square test and level of statistical significance was set at <5%. Results: Mean age of respondents was 37.3 ± 3 years, and most were married or cohabiting in monogamous families. The disclosure rates were 81.9% to anyone (excluding a health care professional; 60.4% to spouse/sexual partners; and 67.7% disclosed on the same day of diagnosis. Main reasons for disclosure were failing health (49.3% and a sense of responsibility to the spouse/sexual partner (33.6%. Major reasons for nondisclosure were negative public opinion (84.8% and fear of losing relationships (40.3%. Positive reactions following disclosure were mostly acceptance: 75.2% (family member and 72.3% (spouse/sexual partner while blame was the main negative outcome. Longer duration of diagnosis significantly improved disclosure to anyone (P < 0.001. Older age (P < 0.001 and awareness of spouse/sexual partner's HIV status (P < 0.001 significantly improved disclosure to spouse/sexual partner. Conclusions: Many respondents had not disclosed their status and require support and counseling to do so. Community education regarding stigmatization should be intensified.

  15. Oro-dental and maxillofacial trauma in epilepsy at a tertiary hospital in Lagos.

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    Adewole, R A; Ojini, F I; Akinwande, J A; Danesi, M A

    2011-01-01

    Seizure-related injuries are common and are a major cause of morbidity in subjects with epilepsy. To determine the frequency and types of oro-facial injuries in epileptic patients attending a tertiary hospital. A structured questionnaire was used to obtain information about injuries to the oral and maxillofacial region in epileptic patients at the Neurology Clinic of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital over a period of two years. Information sought included patient's sociodemographics, type of seizure, self-management of seizures, and history of injuries during seizures. Of the 138 epileptic patients seen, 87 (63.0%) reported the occurrence of oral and maxillofacial injuries. Mean age of these patients (29.6±12.1 years) was not significantly different from that of those who had no injuries (33.5±15.6 years). Prevalence of seizure-related injuries was not significantly different in males and females (50 [58.8%] vs 37 [71.2%]). Injuries were more likely in those who had convulsive seizures than in those who had non-convulsive seizures. Patients who had hard objects forced between their clenched teeth during seizure episodes were more likely to sustain injuries. Soft tissue injuries were more common than injuries to the facial bones and teeth. Of these, the tongue was the most commonly injured. Majority of those with soft tissue injuries did not receive treatment in hospital. Although fractures of the cheek and jaw bones were not so common, all such cases received surgical treatment in hospital. A high proportion of epileptic patients in Lagos appear to suffer seizure-related oro-facial injuries. Measures for the prevention and management of these injuries are needed to help reduce the morbidity caused by such injuries.

  16. Knowledge, opinions, and practices about oral cancer among general medical practitioners in Lagos, Nigeria

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    Olalekan Micah Gbotolorun

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To evaluate the knowledge and practices of general medical practitioners (GMPs in Lagos on screening for oral cancer (OC. Materials and Methods: A 43-item self-administered questionnaires was filled by each GMPs recruited into the study. Analysis was done using the SPSS version 17.5. Descriptive analyses were used and results were presented in percentages, graphs, and tables. Results: One-hundred and twenty GMPs participated in the study, 58.7% were males and 41.3% females; their ages ranged 22-61 years (36.1 ΁ 7.97. While most participants answered correctly that smoked tobacco (96.1%, increasing age >45 years (97%, oral sex (99%, and patient with a previous OC (93.7% were risk factors for OC; there was misinformation on the nonrisk factors as only 5.5%, 7.9%, and 18.9%, respectively, answered correctly that family history of cancer, dental infections, and poor oral hygiene were not identifiable risk factors associated with OC. Furthermore, although majority of subjects (81.1% identified the floor and the tongue as the most common sites of OC and leukoplakia (75.6% as a common precursor of OC; only 29.1% identified correctly that OC had one of the worst morbidity and mortality rates of the most common cancers due to late presentation. Only 0.8% of GMPs had a consistent high score in the indexes. Conclusion: The knowledge and practices of GMPs in the Lagos environment on OC needs a lot of improvement for them to become significant in the screening for the disease entity.

  17. Evaluation of Energy Use in Public Housing in Lagos, Nigeria: Prospects for Renewable Energy Sources

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    Isidore Chukwunweike Ezema

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Even though domestic energy can be from either renewable or non-renewable sources, the former is preferred because of its role in reducing both the operational energy intensity and carbon footprint. Given the positive role renewable energy plays in the energy mix, this paper examined the pattern of operational energy use with particular reference to the renewable and non-renewable energy content in medium and high density public residential buildings in Lagos, Nigeria. A survey research method was adopted for primary data collection while data analysis was by descriptive statistics. The study found that renewable energy use in the residential units is very low. In contrast, there was high dependence of the occupants on non-renewable direct fuel combustion through the use of fossil fuel-driven privately-owned electricity generators for electricity supply as a result of the inadequate supply from the national grid. In addition to the relatively high operational energy intensity observed in the studied buildings, the findings have implications for the safety, health and wellbeing of the building occupants as well as for carbon emissions from the buildings and for overall environmental sustainability. Recommendations to increase renewable energy use in new buildings and as retrofits in existing buildings were made. Article History: Received Oct 18, 2015; Received in revised form January 14, 2016; Accepted January 30, 2016; Available online How to Cite This Article: Ezema, I.C., Olotuah, A.O., and Fagbenle, O.I, S. (2016 Evaluation of Energy Use in Public Housing in Lagos, Nigeria: Prospects for Renewable Energy Sources. Int. Journal of Renewable Energy Development, 5(1,15-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.14710/ijred.5.1.15-24 

  18. Profitability and Constraints Analysis of Women Entrepreneurs in Lagos State, Nigeria

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    A.O. Otunaiya

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This research assessed the constraints limiting the success of women entrepreneurs in selected local government areas of Lagos State, Nigeria. A sample of 120 women entrepreneurs were selected from three Local Government Areas of Lagos State in a two-stage sampling procedure. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, constraint analysis, budgetary analysis and multiple regression analysis. The predominant primary occupation was found to be trading 45 with 92.5% of the women in their productive years. The finding also revealed that a vast majority (92.5% of the women entrepreneurs had formal education above primary level with 43.3% of them spent not less than 10 years in their business, which was presumed to benefit their enterprises. The women entrepreneurs faced certain constraints which affect their businesses, the highest ranked ones include; poor shop location (ranked 1st , lack of long term finance (ranked 2nd and competition from rivals (ranked 3rd among others. The women entrepreneurs earned 40 kobo on every 1 naira sale revenue. The multiple regression results revealed that main occupation, business membership strength, initial capital outlay and total variable cost had significant effect on the net income of the women. Policy options from the findings include: Increment in funds invested in the business enterprises of these women entrepreneurs alongside reduction in cost could boost the possible expansion of their enterprises; provision of psychological, moral and financial support from members of the family is needed for entrepreneurial development and Government should provide cheaper sources of credit to the women with little or no collateral to encourage their enterprises growth, self-reliance which are necessary ingredients for nation’s development.

  19. Evaluation of Maintenance Management Practice in Banking Industry in Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Olajide Julius Faremi

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The study focused on maintenance management practice in banking industry in Lagos state, Nigeria. It assessed the operational state of bank buildings, the factors affecting maintenance management of bank buildings, the maintenance management strategy used in maintainingbank buildings and the adequacy of funds available for maintenance management of bank buildings within the study area. In achieving these objectives, opinions of maintenanceofficers and users of randomly selected banks were sampled through structured questionnaires. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The analysis revealed the operational state of bank buildings in Lagos State as good, there is no significant difference in the perception of the maintenance staff and users as to the operational state. However, there is significant difference in the operational state of the old and the newgeneration bank buildings as the study reveals that the components and services of the buildings of the new generation banks are in better operational state than those of the old generation bank buildings. Maintenance officers ranked attitude of users and misuse of facilities as the most significant factor affecting maintenance management of bank buildings while users of the buildings ranked lack of discernable maintenance culture in the country asthe most significant factor responsible for poor maintenance management of bank buildings. The perception of the maintenance staff and users of bank buildings as regards factors responsible for poor maintenance management of bank buildings are significantly different. The study recommended proactive measures to keep hypothesized factors under check in other to overcome the prevailing maintenance problems of bank buildings. Top managementare to provide adequate funding for the running of maintenance operations and such funds should be properly monitored to ensure that it is judiciously utilized.

  20. Toxoplasma gondii infection: seroprevalence and associated risk factors among primary schoolchildren in Lagos City, Southern Nigeria

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    Vincent Pam Gyang

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Toxoplasma gondii infection has been described as the most widespread zoonotic infection of humans and other animals. Information concerning T. gondii infection among schoolchildren is unavailable in Lagos City, Nigeria. METHODS: This cross-sectional study investigated the seroprevalence and risk factors associated with T. gondii infection among primary schoolchildren (PSC from a community located in the center of Lagos, southern Nigeria, from November 2013 to March 2014. A total of 382 PSC were screened for the presence of sera anti-T. gondii antibodies using a latex agglutination test (TOXO Test-MT, Tokyo, Japan. A cutoff titer of ≥ 1:32 was considered positive, while titers ≥ 1:1,024 indicated high responders. Questionnaires were also used to obtain data on possible risk factors from parents/guardians. RESULTS: The overall seroprevalence was 24% (91/382, and 83.5% (76/91 of seropositive PSC were classified as high responders. Among the risk factors tested, including contact with cats and soil, consumption of raw meat and vegetables, and drinking unboiled water, none showed statistical significance after multivariate adjustment. No associations were observed among age, gender, body mass index (BMI, and parents' occupation/educational level. CONCLUSIONS: The findings in this study show evidence of active infection, and hence, there is need for urgent preventive measures in this city. Further investigation is required to clarify the transmission routes. Policy makers also need to initiate prevention and control programs to protect pregnant women and immunocompromised patients in particular because they are more severely affected by T. gondii infection.