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  1. Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome

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    ... SLS is dry, scaly skin, which is called ichthyosis. In addition to these and can develop some ... clinical names of Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome include: SLS Ichthyosis, Spastic Neurological Disorder, and Oligophrenia Fatty Alcohol: NAD+ ...

  2. Cousteau, Prof. Jacques Yves

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    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1978 Honorary. Cousteau, Prof. Jacques Yves. Date of birth: 11 June 1910. Date of death: 25 June 1997. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog. Academy News. IAS Logo. 29th Mid-year meeting. Posted on 19 January 2018. The 29th Mid-year meeting of the Academy will be held from ...

  3. Jean-Yves Hemery

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    2010-01-01

    The family, friends and colleagues of Jean-Yves HEMERY are sad to announce his accidental death on 24 September, at the age of 63, in Priziac. A funeral service has already taken place in his native region of Brittany and a commemoration will be held at the Mairie de Cessy, on Tuesday 12 October at 1.30 p.m., prior to the burial at the cemetery. Jean-Yves joined CERN in 1973 and worked first at the ISR for ten years and then on the beam instrumentation at LEP. The last twelve years of his career were his most fulfilling as he did great work on the beam design for the LEAR facility at the PS. Since retiring in 2007 his main occupation had been the renovation of his small house in Brittany. His Family and friends

  4. ABBA, Volvo, Lindgren... ja Larsson / Urve Eslas

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    Eslas, Urve

    2009-01-01

    Arvustus: Larsson, Stieg. Tüdruk, kes mängis tulega / rootsi keelest tõlkinud Kadri Papp. Tallinn : Varrak, 2009 ; Larsson, Stieg. Lohetätoveeringuga tüdruk : põnevusromaan. Tallinn : Varrak, 2009

  5. Grafmeyer Yves, Authier Jean-Yves, Sociologie urbaine

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    Anaïs Van Sull

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Yves Grafmeyer et Jean-Yves Authier ont consacré la plupart de leurs travaux de recherche aux questions de l’espace urbain et de la socialisation qui y prend place. L’ouvrage qu’ils proposent, enrichi et actualisé par rapport à la première édition, aborde les différents objets, méthodes et problématiques qui peuvent être insérés dans le champ de la sociologie urbaine. S’ils reconnaissent une large part d’arbitraire dans les concepts et courants retenus, on ne peut que se réjouir des nouvelles...

  6. Yves Bernard (1954-2014)

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    2014-01-01

    Yves Bernard, who has passed away at the age of 59, worked in the transport and handling service (EN-HE) and had been at CERN since 1 July 1975.   Yves Bernard, CERN Open Day 2008. He initially worked for the various transport companies on site, such as H. Reigner, ISS, DBS and ALTEAD, during which time he quickly climbed the ladder (from driver to team leader to foreman) before becoming a member of the CERN personnel in 2004. He was also a volunteer firefighter at the Grilly-Divonne fire station. He worked on all the large accelerator and experiment worksites, in particular on the installation of DELPHI and the North Area (UA1, UA2, UA5), on the Meyrin site (ISR, ISOLDE, AD, the CTF3 complex, n_TOF, LINAC4) and on consolidation work (PS, East Area, PSB). Always friendly and open, he was well-known by many people all over CERN. If ever you had a transport problem, he was the man to call. His commitment to the Organization meant he always went the extra mile to help out physicists and users....

  7. Syndrome de Sjögren-Larsson

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    Misery, Laurent; Antoine, Jean-Christophe; Touraine, Renaud; Wanders, Ronald; Maitre, Séverine; Has, Christina; Perrot, Jean-Luc; Cambazard, Frédéric

    2002-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SJS) is an autosomal-recessive disorder. Patients suffer from congenital ichtyosis, mental retardation and symmetric spastic paralysis. Ichtyosis is usually pronounced and associated with erythroderma. Neurological manifestations occur usually between 4 and 13

  8. Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: Report of two cases

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    Uppal Monica

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Two cases of Sjogren-Larsson syndrome are discussed along with a review of the literature. Both the patients had generalized ichthyosis, spastic paraplegia, mental retardation and ophthalmologic examination showing glistening foveal and parafoveal dots.

  9. We’re all behind you, Jean-Yves!

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    Laëtitia Pedroso

    2010-01-01

    Jean-Yves Le Meur, developer of the CERN Document Server (CDS) which manages the Organization’s electronic archives, is about to take part in his third Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Don’t miss him on TV from 15th March onwards !   Jean-Yves, second from the right, participates in a five-day IT training programme in Rwanda. Jean-Yves Le Meur won his place in the 14-strong “Team France” (11 men and 3 women) that will compete at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver via the qualifying events held in Austria and Italy in 2009. “It was really tough to get selected this time round. You either had to make a top-three finish in a World Cup event or win gold at the European Cup”, says Jean-Yves.     Jean-Yves will be competing in four alpine skiing events: the "Super G" (Super Giant Slalom), the Super Combined Slalom, the Giant Slalom and the Slalom. And given his good performances in ...

  10. Speech-language performance in Sjogren-Larsson syndrome.

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    Fuijkschot, J.; Maassen, B.A.M.; Gorter, J.W.; Gerven, M.H.J.C van; Willemsen, M.A.A.P.

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To describe speech-language pathology in patients with Sjogren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) in relation to their cognitive and motor impairment. DESIGN: Observational case series. METHODS: Cognitive functioning was assessed in 16 patients with SLS (nine males; seven females) using different

  11. Atypical Presentation of Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome

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    D. Papathemeli

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is a rare neurocutaneous disorder characterized by ichthyosis, spastic diplegia or tetraplegia, and intellectual disability. Herein, we describe a case of a Greek patient with ichthyosis and spasticity of the legs but with normal intelligence (IQ 95. This syndrome should be suspected when a child presents with ichthyosis and spastic diplegia or tetraplegia, even if intelligence is normal.

  12. Síndrome Sjögren - Larsson

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    Leonardo Portela Rabello

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Relatam-se os casos de dois irmãos consanguíneos com síndrome de Sjögren- Larsson, enfatizando a importância clínica do exame oftalmológico. BPLS, masculino, 11 anos e MBLS, feminino, 10 anos, irmãos de pais não-consanguíneos, apresentando ictiose congênita, diplegia espástica e retardo mental. Ao exame oftalmológico, apresentavam miopia, fotofobia, baixa acuidade visual. A fundoscopia, presença de cristais branco-amarelados em área foveal e parafoveal em ambos os olhos. Aconselhamento genético foi realizado. O manejo foi de suporte. A Síndrome de Sjögren-Larsson é uma rara doença autossômica recessiva em que há 100% de penetrância. Síndrome de Sjögren-Larsson é classicamente caracterizada por ictiose, espasticidade e deficiência mental. A doença é causada por mutações no gene aldeído desidrogenase. As alterações oculares observadas são geralmente bilaterais, cristais branco-amarelados em área retiniana, que aparecem nos dois primeiros anos de vida e que vão aumentando em número com a idade. As anormalidades oculares não têm relação com a severidade da ictiose ou com as anormalidades neurológicas. Acredita-se que as lesões oftalmológicas sejam um sinal patognomônico da síndrome. É necessário enfatizar a importância do diagnóstico precoce e possibilidades de tratamento dietético.

  13. Travail et pouvoir d’agir d’Yves Clot

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    Jacques Leplat

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Yves Clot est titulaire de la Chaire de psychologie du travail du Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM au sein duquel il dirige l’équipe de clinique de l’activité. Cet ouvrage est le second qu’il publie dans cette collection, le premier « La fonction psychologique du travail » est paru en 1999. Entre les deux s’inscrivent un grand nombre de publications, dont beaucoup avec d’autres chercheurs, comme on pourra le constater en consultant la bibliographie de ce livre. Ce denier réun...

  14. MRI of white matter changes in the Sjoegren-Larsson syndrome

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    Hussain, M.Z. [Dept. of Radiology, Yamanashi Medical Coll., Yamanashi (Japan); Oba, H. [Dept. of Radiology, Yamanashi Medical Coll., Yamanashi (Japan); Ohtomo, K. [Dept. of Radiology, Yamanashi Medical Coll., Yamanashi (Japan); Aihara, M. [Dept. of Paediatrics, Yamanashi Medical Coll., Tamahocho, Yamanashi (Japan); Hayashibe, H. [Dept. of Paediatrics, Yamanashi Medical Coll., Tamahocho, Yamanashi (Japan); Nakazawa, S. [Dept. of Paediatrics, Yamanashi Medical Coll., Tamahocho, Yamanashi (Japan); Uchiyama, G. [Dept. of Radiology, Yamanashi Medical Coll., Yamanashi (Japan)

    1995-10-01

    We report a case of Sjoegren-Larsson syndrome with spastic diplegia and conduction aphasia. MRI demonstrated the white matter changes deep in the cerebral hemispheres. We analyse the MRI findings and compare the results with neuropsychological signs. (orig.)

  15. MRI of white matter changes in the Sjoegren-Larsson syndrome

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    Hussain, M.Z.; Oba, H.; Ohtomo, K.; Aihara, M.; Hayashibe, H.; Nakazawa, S.; Uchiyama, G.

    1995-01-01

    We report a case of Sjoegren-Larsson syndrome with spastic diplegia and conduction aphasia. MRI demonstrated the white matter changes deep in the cerebral hemispheres. We analyse the MRI findings and compare the results with neuropsychological signs. (orig.)

  16. Yves Rocard or the last of the Mohicans

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    Deschamps, Andre

    2013-01-01

    The author proposes a biography of Yves Rocard, the man at the origin of the development of physics in France after the Second World War, and also often considered as the father of the French atomic bomb. He briefly recalls his youth, his studies in the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS), his works dealing with automotive construction and with applied electronics, his activities in the French Resistance during the war, his role at the head of the ENS Physics Laboratory, his works in the field of ionosphere predictions, radio-astronomy, and development of the first linear accelerator. As far as the French nuclear bomb is concerned, his role is still a matter of debate. He worked on explosion detection, and initiated the creation of a CEA department dedicated to military applications, but was not really involved in the activities of this department. His last works addressed geophysics and bio-magnetism

  17. Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy for the Treatment of Spasticity in Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome.

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    Hidalgo, Eveline Teresa; Orillac, Cordelia; Hersh, Andrew; Harter, David H; Rizzo, William B; Weiner, Howard L

    2017-01-01

    Intrathecal baclofen therapy is widely accepted as a treatment option for patients with severe spasticity. The current treatment of spasticity in patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is largely symptomatic, given that no effective causal therapy treatments are available. We report the outcome of 2 patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome who had pump implantation for intrathecal baclofen. We observed a positive response, with a decrease of spasticity, reflecting in the Modified Ashworth Scale, and parents and caregivers observed a functional improvement in both patients. One patient experienced skin irritation 15 months after surgery, necessitating pump repositioning. No infection occurred. Our report shows that intrathecal baclofen therapy can have a positive therapeutic effect on spasticity in patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome, and therefore may be a promising addition to current treatments.

  18. Portrait: Yves Sillanoli, Staff Association delegate since 2004

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    2017-01-01

    Yves Sillanoli - Staff Association delegate. I worked at CERN as Contractor’s personnel for 18 years, and in 2003, I became a staff member. By nature, I am someone who enjoys getting involved in associations. For 35 years, I was a member of a sports association in my community. Therefore, for me it was natural to want to reach out and help my colleagues, especially those with professional experiences similar to mine. Moreover, even though both my father and my brother had worked at CERN before me, I really wanted to understand the inner functioning of the Organization. To this end, I decided to run for staff delegate and was elected to the Staff Association in 2004. Joining the Staff Association has been, above all, a chance to meet people: Gianni Deroma, former President of the Staff Association, and Philippe Defert, who passed away in 2013, were great listeners and had a real sense of mutual help. Philippe Defert influenced greatly my decision take part in the Association and, over time, a rema...

  19. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome

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    Fesih Aktar

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS is a rare neurocutane­ous disease showing an autosomal recessive transmis­sion due to a lack of fatty acid aldehyde dehydrogenase. Spastic diplegia or triplegia, mental retardation and con­genital lamellar ichthyosis are the major findings of the disease. The syndrome may be accompanied by various eye and teeth features, skeletal system anomaly, speak­ing defects, hypertelorism and epilepsy. A 9-month male patient has been hospitalized for convulsion and flaking on body. The patient history showed that flaking skin thickening and peeling was started at the birth, and he suffered a right-side focused seizure when he was three month-old and he was treated with phenobarbital and car­bamazepine upon the epilepsy diagnosis. Wide ichthyo­sis, hypertelorism and bilateral simian line were observed in the physical examination. Bilateral punctuate lesions in cornea, pigment epithelial atrophy in the right eye and esotropia in the left eye have been determined during the eye examination. An epiteliform anomaly has been ob­served in the left hemisphere by electroencephalography. In brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, an increase in cerebral-cerebellar brain parenchyma and T1-T2 relax­ation time and in the signal in corpus callosum (delayed myelination have been determined. With the observa­tion of the white matter in centrum semi oval using brain MRI spectroscopy, signs of a sphingolipid peak at 1.3 ppm have been observed. An SLS diagnosis has been proposed upon clinical and laboratory observations. We want to emphasize on the fact that in epilepsy cases with ichthyosis, SLS should be considered.

  20. A novel assay for the prenatal diagnosis of Sjögren-Larsson syndrome

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    van den Brink, D. M.; van Miert, J. M.; Wanders, R. J. A.

    2005-01-01

    Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) is a metabolic disorder characterized by ichthyosis, mental retardation and spastic diplegia or tetraplegia. The biochemical defect has been identified as a deficiency of fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase (FALDH), which is part of an enzyme complex that converts fatty

  1. Sjogren-Larsson syndrome : motor performance and everyday functioning in 17 patients

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    Verhoog, Judith; Fuijkschot, Joris; Willemsen, Michel; Ketelaar, Marjolijn; Rotteveel, Jan; Gorter, Jan Willem

    Sjogren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) is an autosomal recessive neurometabolic disorder characterized by spasticity, learning disability, and ichthyosis. To our knowledge, there is no detailed report in the literature concerning the functional consequences of SLS. Therefore, we performed a cross-sectional

  2. MR imaging and proton MR spectroscopic studies in Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: characterization of the leukoencephalopathy.

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    Willemsen, M.A.A.P.; Graaf, M. van der; Knaap, M.S. van der; Heerschap, A.; Domburg, P.H.M.F. van; Gabreëls, F.J.M.; Rotteveel, J.J.

    2004-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sjogren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) is a neurocutaneous syndrome caused by a genetic enzyme deficiency in lipid metabolism. Our purpose was to characterize the nature of the cerebral involvement in SLS. METHODS: MR imaging was performed in 18 patients (aged 5 months to 45 years)

  3. Interview of Yves Le Bars on the Charpin-Dessus-Pellat report; Interview de Yves Le Bars sur le rapport Charpin-Dessus-Pellat

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    Le Bars, Y

    2001-07-01

    This paper presents the interview of Yves Le Bars, President of the ANDRA (National Agency for the Radioactive Wastes Management), about the Charpin-Dessus-Pellat report, '' Economic and prospective study of the nuclear electrical power program''. This political and economical analysis concerns the nuclear power industry forecast, the radioactive wastes, reprocessing, management and storage. (A.L.B.)

  4. De Manet a Yves Saint-Laurent: uma análise semiótica

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    Christiane Paula Godinho Santarelli

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A proposta deste artigo é fazer uma análise semiótica, com base na teoria greimasiana, da pintura original de Manet Le déjeuner sur l’herbe e de sua recriação para o anúncio da marca Yves Saint-Laurent. Os aspectos analisados nos dois “textos” são: os sistemas de valores, a estrutura narrativa, a estrutura de poder, os objetos de valor e a semântica profunda. A comparação dos dois discursos tem como objetivo atentar para as contradições no suposto discurso libertador da publicidade de Yves Saint-Laurent, que pode estar presente na publicidade de outras marcas. Palavras-chave: Publicidade; semiótica; arte; moda. ABSTRACT The purpose of this article is to offer a semiotical analysis of the original painting of Manet Le déjeuner sur l’herbe and of its recreation in an advertisement for the brand Yves Saint-Laurent. The aspects analyzed in the two “texts” are: the systems of enclosed values, the narrative structure, the power structure, the objects of value and deep semantics. The comparison between the two forms of speech aims to highlight the contradictions in the alleged liberating speech of the Yves Saint-Laurent advertisement, which may be present in advertising pieces from other brands. Keywords: Advertising; semiotics; art; fashion.

  5. Interview of Yves Le Bars on the Charpin-Dessus-Pellat report

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    Le Bars, Y.

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents the interview of Yves Le Bars, President of the ANDRA (National Agency for the Radioactive Wastes Management), about the Charpin-Dessus-Pellat report, '' Economic and prospective study of the nuclear electrical power program''. This political and economical analysis concerns the nuclear power industry forecast, the radioactive wastes, reprocessing, management and storage. (A.L.B.)

  6. Sjögren-Larsson syndrome: biochemical defects and follow up in three cases.

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    Auada, Mariam Patrícia; Taube, Maria Beatriz Puzzi; Collares, Edgard F; Tanaka, Ana Maria Uthida; Cintra, Maria Letícia

    2002-01-01

    Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is a rare disorder that consists of congenital ichthyosis and neurological symptoms due to an enzymatic defect of fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase in the fatty alcohol cycle. We report three cases of Sjögren-Larsson syndrome in which the primary biochemical defect was established in two patients (patient 2: 175 pmol/min/mg; patient 3: 103 pmol/min/mg protein enzimatic activity in fibroblasts in skin, while normal controls were 8,860 +/- 1,624, n: 22 ). A dietary program was proposed: reduced total fatty intake at 30% of total calories, n-3 and n-6 acids (canola oil) as well as unsaturated fatty acids (Milupan milk). Topical keratolytic agents were used too. Good clinical course was observed in one of the patients in whom dietary intervention was started in early infancy. In the other two patients, who started the therapy later (five and three years old), cutaneous symptoms were improved after treatment.

  7. Karl Gustaf Torsten Sjögren and the Sjögren-Larsson syndrome

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    Khalid Al Aboud

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Karl Gustaf Torsten Sjögren (1896-1974 a Swedish psychiatrist and geneticist, was a pioneer of modern Swedish psychiatry. Sjögren studied medicine at the University of Uppsala. From 1932 to 1935, he was Head Physician and Director of Lillehagen Hospital in Gothenburg, and between 1935- 1945, he was physician-in-chief at the psychiatric department of Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg. Sjögren was professor of psychiatry at Karolinska Institutet from 1945 to 1961 and was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1951. Sjögren was an expert of psychiatry for the World Health Organization. Among his many contributions to medicine, he is credited for describing several medical conditions, which were later named after him, including Graefe- Sjögren syndrome, Marinesco-Sjögren syndrome, and Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS. During his work on juvenile amaurotic idiocy, Sjögren forged a collaboration with Tage K.L. Larsson, a statistics lecturer at the University of Lund. Their study on the combination of oligophrenia, congenital ichthyosis, and spastic disorders in 1957 established the clinical and genetic profile of a new disease entity, later known as Sjogren-Larsson syndrome (SLS.

  8. Meeting with Jean-Yves Le Meur, author of "Faux Pas"

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    2008-01-01

    A CERN engineer and an accomplished sportsman, Jean-Yves Le Meur (IT Department) has recently published his first book "Faux pas". Meet him and hear about his exceptional life on 23 April 2008 in the Globe. An accident cost him his legs when he was young, and it was sheer force of character and a passion for the mountains that carried Jean-Yves Le Meur, with one artificial leg and crutches to stay upright, to the very summit of the Mont-Blanc. In his book, Jean-Yves, a computer engineer at CERN, recounts with detachment his personal battle to win back his life and make this impossible ascent. "Faux Pas" depicts a series of encounters and people, and recreates the extreme emotions of a man who reconstructed his life and pushed himself beyond his limits. It is a moving personal account, whose message is universal. The question-and-answer session with the author will be preceded by the projection of "4810M, CAHIN-CAHA",...

  9. Case Report: Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome: Two Cases from One Family

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    Parvaneh Karim-Zadeh

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Sjogren–Larsson Syndrome (SLS is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by generalized Ichthyosis, mental retardation, spastic diplegia or tetraplegia and epilepsy. This is a rare syndrome that caused by mutation in the ALDH3A2 gene, on chromosome 17p11.2. That encodes fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase (FAIDH, an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of medium – long chain aldehydes derived from lipid metabolism. Neuroimaging (MRI shows retardation of myelination and a mild myelin deficit. Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS shows the peak of lipids that accumulate because of fatty alchohols. We report two cases that they are siblings from relative parents. The Brother is 4 years old and his sister is 3 years old. , The clinical findings are developmental delay, mental retardation, spastic Tetraplegia and refractory seizure. The most important finding in these two siblings was generalized Icthyosis. MRI showed hyper signality in white matter and MRS showed the peak of accumulated lipids that confirmed the diagnosis of "Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome".

  10. Sjogren-Larsson syndrome: Novel mutations in the ALDH3A2 gene in a French cohort

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    Sarret, Catherine; Rigal, Mélanie; Vaurs-Barrière, Catherine; Dorboz, Imen; Eymard-Pierre, Eléonore; Combes, Patricia; Giraud, Geneviève; Wanders, Ronald J. A.; Afenjar, Alexandra; Francannet, Christine; Boespflug-Tanguy, Odile

    2012-01-01

    Sjogren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by ichthyosis, spastic di- or tetraplegia and mental retardation due a defect of the fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase (FALDH), related to mutations in the ALDH3A2 gene. In this study, we screened a French cohort of

  11. Understanding fetal factors that contribute to preterm birth: Sjögren-Larsson syndrome as a model.

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    Staps, Pippa; Hogeveen, Marije; Fuijkschot, Joris; van Drongelen, Joris; Willemsen, Michèl A A P

    2017-09-15

    Preterm birth is the world's leading cause of neonatal death. Unfortunately, the pathophysiology of preterm birth remains poorly understood. Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is a rare, neurometabolic disorder caused by a fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency. A majority of patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is born preterm. Data of all known Dutch patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome and all cases reported in literature were analyzed to learn from preterm birth in context of this rare disease. Exact gestational age was known in 33 Dutch patients; 24 (73%) of them were born preterm, with a median gestational age of 36 weeks. The literature search confirmed our findings: 13 (59%) of 22 cases was born preterm. Preterm birth is a hallmark of Sjögren-Larsson syndrome, presumably caused by the abnormal lipid metabolism of the fetus. At least five additional rare genetic disorders (namely Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, ichthyosis prematurity syndrome, congenital analbuminemia, osteogenesis imperfecta type II and restrictive dermopathy) were found in literature that lead to preterm birth of the affected fetus. These disorders are in fact "experiments of nature" and as such they shed new lights on the mechanisms causing preterm birth.

  12. The importance of hydraulic groundwater theory in catchment hydrology: The legacy of Wilfried Brutsaert adn Jean-Yves Parlange

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    Troch, P.A.; Berne, A.; Bogaart, P.W.; Harman, C.; Hilberts, A.G.J.; Lyon, S.W.; Paniconi, C.; Pauwels, V.R.N.; Rupp, D.E.; Selker, J.S.; Teuling, A.J.; Uijlenhoet, R.; Verhoest, N.E.C.

    2013-01-01

    Based on a literature overview, this paper summarizes the impact and legacy of the contributions of Wilfried Brutsaert and Jean-Yves Parlange (Cornell University) with respect to the current state-of-the-art understanding in hydraulic groundwater theory. Forming the basis of many applications in

  13. Yves-Charles Grandjeat. John Edgar Wideman. Le feu et la neige.

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    Nathalie Cochoy

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available John Edgar Wideman, auteur noir américain contemporain, est généralement connu en France pour la complexité de son écriture. L’œuvre de Wideman paraît en effet déroutante : le brouillage vertigineux des repères narratifs, la porosité des frontières entre réalité et fiction, la dislocation soudaine de la syntaxe, emportée par la violence d’un témoignage ou par la pulsation d’un blues, brisent les modes de pensée et de lecture traditionnels. Or, selon Yves-Charles Grandjeat, auteur de ce très b...

  14. Strong allelic association between Sjoegren-Larsson syndrome and D17S805

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    Pigg, M.; Jagell, S.; Sillen, A. [University Hospital, Uppsala (Sweden)] [and others

    1994-09-01

    Sjoegren-Larsson Syndrom (SLS) is characterized by congenital ichthyosis, spastic di- or tetraplegia and mental retardation. It is an autosomal recessive trait that has been described in many populations, but is particularly frequent in the northern part of Sweden. A defect in the enzyme fatty alcohol: NAD+ oxidoreductase (FAD) has been suggested, but the molecular mechanism has not been elucidated. Based on linkage analysis and allelic association, the disorder has now been mapped to chromosome 17. Meiotic recombinations suggests that the gene is flanked by D17S805 on the centromeric and D17S783 and D17S925 on the telomeric side. These three markers map to the same location in reference pedigrees. Strong allelic association (chi-square 60.28, p<0.0003) to D17S805 suggests that the mutation is located at a limited distance on the telomeric side of this marker. It is possible that the gene can be identified by functional complementation of SLS cells using YACs from this region. Alternatively, positional cloning should be possible in this presumable small area. The markers identified are close and informative enough to allow accurate genetic diagnosis.

  15. Speech-language performance in Sjögren-Larsson syndrome.

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    Fuijkschot, Joris; Maassen, Ben; Gorter, Jan Willem; Gerven, Marjo van; Willemsen, Michèl

    2009-04-01

    To describe speech-language pathology in patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) in relation to their cognitive and motor impairment. Observational case series. Cognitive functioning was assessed in 16 patients with SLS (nine males; seven females) using different neuropsychological tests. Speech-language pathology was studied focusing on dysarthria, oral motor functioning, speech intelligibility and language development. Potential correlations between speech-language pathology and other neurological symptoms (e.g. spasticity) were studied. The median cognitive developmental age was 5;8 (n = 13; range 3;5-8;0) years. A variable degree of mainly pseudobulbar dysarthria was found. Speech intelligibility was influenced by dysarthria, but was also related to language pathology. No correlation between motor functioning and dysarthria or cognitive development was observed. Dysarthria and language problems are important factors in daily life functioning of patients with SLS. Based upon the clinical profile found, early speech-language therapy is recommended in order to optimize their speech-language development.

  16. A Turkish family with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome caused by a novel ALDH3A2 mutation

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    Faruk Incecik

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS is an inherited neurocutaneous disorder caused by mutations in the aldehyde dehydrogenase family 3 member A2 (ALDH3A2 gene that encodes fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase. Affected patients display ichthyosis, mental retardation, and spastic diplegia. More than 70 mutations in ALDH3A2 have been discovered in SLS patients. We diagnosed two brothers age of 12 and 20 years with characteristic features of this rare syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging showed demyelinating disease in both of them. We described a novel homozygous, c. 835 T > A (p.Y279N mutation in exon 6 in two patients.

  17. Influence of environmental gradients on the distribution of benthic resources available for shorebirds on intertidal mudflats of Yves Bay, France

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    Philippe, Anne S.; Pinaud, David; Cayatte, Marie-Laure; Goulevant, Cyril; Lachaussée, Nicolas; Pineau, Philippe; Karpytchev, Mikhail; Bocher, Pierrick

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    The case study of Yves Bay (Pertuis Charentais, France) highlighted links between environmental gradients (i.e. sediment characteristics and emersion time) and prey distribution and availability for the two most numerous shorebird species overwintering in Yves Bay: the red knot Calidris canutus and the dunlin Calidris alpina. Two hundred and fifty-two stations were sampled on a predetermined 250 m regular grid covering the intertidal mudflats of this major wintering site in France for east-Atlantic migratory shorebirds. The distribution of principal benthic species abundance and biomass was modelled along two environmental gradients: sediment structure (particularly pronounced north-south sand-mud gradient) and emersion time. The effect of emersion time combined with sedimentary structure strongly explained abundances and biomasses of the main prey for C. canutus and C. alpina in the bay (Cerastoderma edule, Hydrobia ulvae, Macoma balthica, Scrobicularia plana, and Nephtys hombergii). This study highlighted prey species-specific spatial segregation/overlapping as well as spatial interferences in the trophic niche of the two shorebirds.

  18. Distrofia macular cristalina em paciente com síndrome de Sjögren-Larsson: relato de caso Macular crystalline dystrophy in Sjögren-Larsson syndrome: case report

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    Full Text Available Apresentação de um caso de distrofia macular cristalina em paciente do sexo feminino com síndrome de Sjögren-Larsson. A doença caracteriza-se pela tríade: ictiose congênita, diplegia ou tetraplegia espástica e retardo mental. Os olhos são acometidos em até 100% dos casos sendo característica a presença de maculopatia cristalina como observado na paciente relatada. À fundoscopia observou-se a presença de depósitos esbranquiçados perifoveais. A tomografia de coerência óptica evidenciou pontos hiper-reflexivos correspondentes aos depósitos intrarretinianos, atrofia macular com redução na espessura macular em ambos os olhos. Os achados relacionados à síndrome, à tomografia de coerência óptica foram apresentados de maneira inédita em nosso meio.Presentation of a case of crystalline macular distrophy diagnosed in a female patient with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome. The disease consists of clinical findings of spastic diplegia or tetraplegia, mental retardation, and congential ichthyosis. The eyes are affected in up to 100% of cases, and crystalline maculopathy is the main finding as described in this case report. On fundus examination multiple white dots were observed at ophthalmoscopy. The optical coherence tomography has shown not only the hipereflexive intraretinal spots but also macular atrophy with macular thickness reduction. The tomographic findings were first described in our country.

  19. The road to universal logic festschrift for 50th birthday of Jean-Yves Béziau

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    This is the first volume of a collection of papers in honor of the fiftieth birthday of Jean-Yves Béziau. These 25 papers have been written by internationally distinguished logicians, mathematicians, computer scientists, linguists and philosophers, including Arnon Avron, John Corcoran, Wilfrid Hodges, Laurence Horn, Lloyd Humbertsone, Dale Jacquette, David Makinson, Stephen Read, and Jan Woleński. It is a state-of-the-art source of cutting-edge studies in the new interdisciplinary field of universal logic. The papers touch upon a wide range of topics including combination of logic, non-classical logic, square and other geometrical figures of opposition, categorical logic, set theory, foundation of logic, philosophy and history of logic (Aristotle, Avicenna, Buridan, Schröder, MacColl). This book offers new perspectives and challenges in the study of logic and will be of interest to all students and researchers interested the nature and future of logic.

  20. Les petits travailleurs du siècle : Sur Petites natures mortes au travail (2000 d’Yves Pagès

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    Full Text Available Many of the fictions of Yves Pagès claim a taste for political controversy and claims libertarians: Petites natures mortes au travail (2000 is one of them. Composed of 24 short stories, this fiction is written without exacerbating militancy but shows through the mode of fragment new world of work, where workers rush to part-time in entertainment industry. All Characters are contractors, unemployed at the end of Rights and precarious. I will follow a tri-axial plan to show that the writer Yves Pagès with his serie of painting develops a gallery of the working class of the French at the end of the XXth Century. The first part will explicit the poetic of fragment, the second will draw a provocative portrait of Pagès and the third will explain the changing world of real work in terms of fiction.

  1. The importance of hydraulic groundwater theory in catchment hydrology: The legacy of Wilfried Brutsaert and Jean-Yves Parlange

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    Troch, Peter A.; Berne, Alexis; Bogaart, Patrick; Harman, Ciaran; Hilberts, Arno G. J.; Lyon, Steve W.; Paniconi, Claudio; Pauwels, Valentijn R. N.; Rupp, David E.; Selker, John S.; Teuling, Adriaan J.; Uijlenhoet, Remko; Verhoest, Niko E. C.

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    Based on a literature overview, this paper summarizes the impact and legacy of the contributions of Wilfried Brutsaert and Jean-Yves Parlange (Cornell University) with respect to the current state-of-the-art understanding in hydraulic groundwater theory. Forming the basis of many applications in catchment hydrology, ranging from drought flow analysis to surface water-groundwater interactions, hydraulic groundwater theory simplifies the description of water flow in unconfined riparian and perched aquifers through assumptions attributed to Dupuit and Forchheimer. Boussinesq (1877) derived a general equation to study flow dynamics of unconfined aquifers in uniformly sloping hillslopes, resulting in a remarkably accurate and applicable family of results, though often challenging to solve due to its nonlinear form. Under certain conditions, the Boussinesq equation can be solved analytically allowing compact representation of soil and geomorphological controls on unconfined aquifer storage and release dynamics. The Boussinesq equation has been extended to account for flow divergence/convergence as well as for nonuniform bedrock slope (concave/convex). The extended Boussinesq equation has been favorably compared to numerical solutions of the three-dimensional Richards equation, confirming its validity under certain geometric conditions. Analytical solutions of the linearized original and extended Boussinesq equations led to the formulation of similarity indices for baseflow recession analysis, including scaling rules, to predict the moments of baseflow response. Validation of theoretical recession parameters on real-world streamflow data is complicated due to limited measurement accuracy, changing boundary conditions, and the strong coupling between the saturated aquifer with the overlying unsaturated zone. However, recent advances are shown to have mitigated several of these issues. The extended Boussinesq equation has been successfully applied to represent baseflow

  2. Lamard (Pierre) et Lequin (Yves-Claude), La Technologie entre à l’université, Compiègne, Sevenans, Belfort-Montbéliard…

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    On ne crée pas une université à Belfort d’un coup de baguette magique : il faut travailler longuement sur le motif, savoir emprunter des cheminements tortueux, vaincre beaucoup de résistances pour parvenir à ses fins. C’est ce parcours du combattant qu’analysent Pierre Lamard et Yves-Claude Lequin dans ce bel ouvrage publié à l’occasion du vingtième anniversaire de la première année universitaire, en 1985-1986, à Sevenans, près de Belfort, de l’établissement auquel ils appartiennent. Quant au...

  3. Cousteau, Prof. Jacques Yves

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    Animal Sex Determination by Genes, Chromosomes and Environment. Posted on 12th March 2018. SPEAKER: Prof. Jennifer A Marshal Graves. VENUE: Faculty ... Posted on 21 December 2017. ASTROPHYSICS: An Observational View of the Universe. Math Art and Design: MAD about Math, Math Education and Outreach.

  4. “PENSO, E TODO O ENIGMA DO UNIVERSO REPASSA-ME...”: YVES CHEVALLARD E O ENSINO DE QUÍMICA

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    Marcelo Prado Amaral Rosa

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available O ponto nevrálgico deste trabalho é a teoria da transposição didática de Yves Chevallard e suas aproximações com o ensino de Química. Compreender as nuances que envolvem o percurso do conhecimento da sua origem até a entrada na escola pode ajudar o docente de Química no aperfeiçoamento de sua prática didático-pedagógica. Por fim, apresentam-se os encadeamentos pertinentes referente às discussões que compreendem a teoria da transposição didática de Chevallard e alguns aspectos do ensino de Química.

  5. Pierre Lamard, Yves-Claude Lequin, La technologie entre à l’université : Compiègne, Sevenans, Belfort-Montbéliard…, Belfort

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    Comme le reconnaît dans sa préface Jean-Pierre Chevènement, pourtant l’un des acteurs clés de cette histoire, « j’ai beaucoup appris en lisant ce livre » (p. 4). C’est en effet la qualité première de cette somme historique de Pierre Lamard et Yves-Claude Lequin de nous livrer un travail d’historien sérieux et approfondi sur une aventure qui, pour être fort récente, plonge malgré tout ses racines plus de deux siècles en arrière. En introduction, le « plaidoyer pour une histoire des formations...

  6. Os lugares do vazio: impressões antagônigas nos espaços de Georges Perec e Yves Klein

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho toma o livro Un homme qui dort, de Georges Perec, e o texto “La spécialisation de la sensibilité à l’état matière première en sensibilité picturale stabilisée”, do artista Yves Klein, para explorar as maneiras como esses autores, um pela escrita e o outro pela intervenção em uma galeria de arte, sensibilizam os espaços para revelar o vazio. As ideias de Georges Didi-Huberman, presentes no livro O que vemos, o que nos olha, servem para esclarecer a natureza antagônica do vazio que as duas obras suscitam.

  7. MRI and ¹H-MRS findings of three patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome Síndrome de Sjögren-Larsson: achados à ressonância magnética e espectroscopia de prótons em três pacientes

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    Mauro Nakayama

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    Full Text Available Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS is a rare autosomal recessive neurocutaneous disorder caused by deficiency of the microsomal enzyme fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase. Patients present the classical triad of congenital ichthyosis, mental retardation and spastic di- or tetraplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI of the brain usually shows hypomyelination involving the periventricular white matter. Cerebral proton MR spectroscopy (¹H-MRS reveals a characteristic abnormal lipid peak. We report three cases of SLS from different families with the typical clinical triad. The MRI and ¹H-MRS findings are discussed.A síndrome de Sjögren-Larsson (SJL é distúrbio raro, autossômico recessivo, caracterizado pela tríade clássica de ictiose congênita, retardo mental e tetraplegia ou diplegia espástica. Trata-se de um erro inato do metabolismo dos lipídios, causado pela deficiência da enzima microssômica aldeído graxo desidrogenase. Os achados de imagem do encéfalo na SJL demonstram atrofia cerebral e alteração da substância branca. A espectroscopia de prótons, com poucos casos relatados, caracteriza-se pelo elevado pico de lipídios e redução de N-acetil-aspartato. Apresentamos três casos de SJL, com ênfase nos achados da ressonância magnética e da espectroscopia de prótons.

  8. Genetic homogeneity in Sjoegren-Larsson syndrome: Linkage to chromosome 17p in families of different non-Swedish ethnic origins

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    Sjoegren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder that is characterized by congenital ichthyosis, mental retardation, and spastic diplegia or tetraplegia. Three United States families, three Egyptian families, and one Israeli Arab family were investigated for linkage of the SLS gene to a region of chromosome 17. Pairwise and multipoint linkage analysis with nine markers mapped the SLS gene to the same region of the genome as that reported in Swedish SLS pedigrees. Examination of recombinants by haplotype analysis showed that the gene lies in the region containing the markers D17S953, D17S805, D17S689, and D17S842. D17S805 is pericentromeric on 17p. Patients in two consanguineous Egyptian families were homozygous at the nine marker loci tested, and another patient from a third family was homozygous for eight of the nine, suggesting that within each of these families the region of chromosome 17 carrying the SLS gene is identical by descent. Linkage of the SLS gene to chromosome 17p in families of Arabic, mixed European, Native American, and Swedish descent provides evidence for a single SLS locus and should prove useful for diagnosis and carrier detection in worldwide cases. 25 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Developmental patterns of emission of scent compounds and related gene expression in roses of the cultivar Rosa x hybrida cv. 'Yves Piaget'.

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    Chen, Xiaomin; Baldermann, Susanne; Cao, Shuyan; Lu, Yao; Liu, Caixia; Hirata, Hiroshi; Watanabe, Naoharu

    2015-02-01

    2-Phenylethanol (2PE) and 3,5-dimethoxytoluene (DMT) are characteristic scent compounds in specific roses such as Rosa x hybrida cv. 'Yves Piaget'. We analyzed the endogenous concentrations and emission of 2PE and DMT during the unfurling process in different floral organs, as well as changes in transcript levels of the two key genes, PAR and OOMT2. The emission of both 2PE and DMT increased during floral development to reach peaks at the fully unfurled stage. The relative transcripts of PAR and OOMT2 also increased during floral development. Whereas the maximum for OOMT2 was found at the fully unfurled stage (stage 4), similar expression levels of PAR were detected at stage 4 and the senescence stage (stage 6). The results demonstrate a positive correlation between the expression levels of PAR and OOMT2 and the emission of 2PE and DMT. In addition, endogenous volatiles and relative transcripts showed tissue- and development-specific patterns. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  10. A Significant Source for the Madeleine and Other Major Episodes in Combray: Proust's Intertextual Use of Pierre Loti's My Brother Yves

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    Full Text Available The most famous passage in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time , and one of the most famous passages in Western literature, is the moment when the narrator sips tea while eating a shell-shaped pastry called a madeleine and suddenly recalls very vividly an apparently long-forgotten scene from his childhood. From this episode Proust developed his theories about involuntary memory and its important role in our emotional welfare. Proust was an avid reader of the French novelist Pierre Loti when he was young. Contemporary accounts show that he was able to recite whole passages from Loti’s work in public from memory. This article demonstrates the extent to which Proust made intertextual use of scenes from Loti’s novel My Brother Yves in constructing the madeleine and other famous passages in Combray , the first section of In Search of Lost Time. It does not attempt to question the originality of Proust’s work. Rather, building on previous studies of intertextuality in Proust, it seeks to show how the author went about creating his work and dialoguing with at least some of his potential contemporary readers.

  11. Emmanuel Renault, Yves Sintomer (dir., Où en est la théorie critique ?, Paris, La Découverte, coll. « Recherches », 2003, 286 p., 31 €.

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    Full Text Available Dans l’introduction de cet ouvrage collectif publié en mars 2003, Emmanuel Renault et Yves Sintomer exposent leur volonté de « rendre compte de l’actualité d’un projet [celui de la théorie critique] tout en mettant en perspective les débats ouverts par les œuvres d’Habermas et de Honneth » (p. 10. On peut dire qu’ils ont pleinement réalisé leur ambition : l’ouvrage qu’ils proposent ici est une synthèse très riche et très stimulante des derniers travaux en cours sur la théorie critique et l’É...

  12. La question de la tolérance en Occident et en islam à travers le livre de Yves-Charles Zarka et Cynthia Fleury : Difficile tolérance

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    Full Text Available Difficile tolérance est écrit par Yves-Charles Zarka avec la collaboration de Cynthia Fleury en vue d’étudier la question de la tolérance dans les sociétés occidentales et la place qu’occupent les communautés arabo-musulmanes au sein de ces sociétés. Les deux auteurs mettent l’accent sur l’incompatibilité entre les valeurs de l’Occident et celles de l’islam ; ils défendent l’idée de l’impossibilité de l’émergence de la tolérance dans la culture de l’islam et soulignent la nécessité de réagir face aux revendications communautaires, de plus en plus menaçantes pour la République. Cet article commente et discute les principaux postulats, présupposés et exemples historiques mobilisés par les deux auteurs. Il attire l’attention sur les erreurs de lecture, les contresens et les déformations au prix desquels les auteurs soutiennent leur thèse sur l’absence de la tolérance en islam.Yves-Charles Zarka and Cynthia Fleury’s Difficile tolérance seeks to study the question of tolerance within Western societies, and the position occupied by Arab Muslim communities within those societies. The authors stress the incompatibility of Western and Islamic values ; they argue that it is impossible for tolerance to develop within Islamic culture, and assert the need to react against communitarian claims, which they see as increasingly dangerous for the institutions of the French Republic. In this article, the main postulates, assumptions and historical examples put forward by Y. Zarka and C. Fleury are subjected to analysis and critique. The article points out the misreadings, errors of interpretation and distortions on which the two authors rely as they set out their hypothesis of the absence of tolerance within Islamic culture.

  13. Terre Promise – paradis perdu : Désir et avatars d’un rȇve. Le Fou d’Amérique d’Yves Berger et Frontières ou Tableaux d’Amérique de Noël Aude (Promised Land – lost paradise: Desire and avatars of a dream. Le Fou d’Amérique by Yves Berger and Frontières ou Tableaux d’Amérique by Noël Audet

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    Full Text Available America haunts literary and cultural imaginations. The American dream of happiness faces repeated disappointments without questioning the desire of the recommencement, be it an individual or a collective adventure. The paper analyzes from this point of view the approaches of two authors and two novels, Yves Berger (Le Fou d’Amérique, 1983 and Noël Audet (Frontières ou Tableaux d’Amérique, 1995. The comparison aims to cross a French perspective and a Quebecer one in a brief overview of two possible terms of a civilizational dream.

  14. 2214-IJBCS-Article-Soko Yves

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    International Journal of. Research and Reviewed in Applied. Sciences, 11(2): 346-349. Coto MT, Garcia GM, Gonzalez CS, Pazos L. 2000. Toxicidad aguda en ratones del extracto acuoso de hojas fresco de. Persea Americana. Informe TRAMIL,. Laboratorio de ensayos biologicos, escuela de Medicina, Universidad de.

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    analysis was done using standard methods and acute toxicity test (OCDE 423) was performed by a fixed dose procedure consist in administration of three doses .... The disintegration test is to determine the ability of six capsules or tablets for ... with the aid of SPSS version 18 software. Fischer test was used to compare the ...

  16. 2325-IJBCS-Article-Agnes Essoh Yves

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    Cette situation représenterait un danger pour les activités touristiques donc économiques, la biodiversité lagunaire et la santé humaine. L'eutrophisation déjà ...... Caractérisation physico-chimique et bactériologique des eaux usées brutes de la ville d'Oujda: canal principal et Oued Bounaïm. (Maroc). Actes Inst. Agron. Vet.,.

  17. Meeting of Directors and Heads of Department from CEA-Saclay, France

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    Directors and Heads of Department from the Saclay centre of the French atomic energy commission (CEA) visited CERN in December. They are pictured here at the LHC magnet test facility in building SM18. On the left behind the visitors are the test benches where magnets are prepared for installation in String 2: the 120-metre full-scale model of an LHC cell of the regular part of the arc, which can be seen to the right. Photos 01, 02: Left to right: Marc Dejardin, Alain Givernaud, Louis Laurent, François Kircher, Antoine Masurel, Joël Feltesse, André Menez, T. Taylor, Philippe Pradelles, Bernard Sevestre, Michel Roche, Jean-Yves Gascoin, Thierry Lieven, Michel Spiro, Jean-Pierre Pervès, Yves Lemoigne, Béatrice Reder, Georges Carola, Philippe Lebrun, Yves Bourlat, Bertrand Mercier, Jean-Paul Langlois, Patrick Laurent, Didier Moulin, Xavier Vitart, Marc Serre, Jean-Louis Pierrey, Patrick Jarry, Bruno Mansoulié, Stéphane Lequien, Hervé Barbelin, Philippe Pallier, Jean-Yves Guillamot, and Norbert Sioegel.

  18. 2798-IJBCS-Article-Arcadius Yves Justin Akossou

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    avec 2% de la production mondiale (Yabi et al., 2013). Cette performance est due à l'intérêt que lui ... constitue le facteur visible qui permet de distinguer les variétés d'anacardiers cultivées. Principalement deux ..... montré que la couleur de la pomme apparaît comme un facteur déterminant pour les caractéristiques du fruit.

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    morphologique. Il s'agit de la longueur, de la largeur, de la couleur de la graine, du nombre de fentes sur la drupe, de l'aspect rugueux ou lisse de la graine et du poids de chaque graine. Cette dernière information a été prise à l'aide d'une balance de précision de 0,01 g. Détermination du pouvoir germinatif des graines.

  20. Myslet, tj. myslet ve dvou: Yves Aulas a Levinas

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    Roč. 7, č. 4 (2011), s. 1-8 ISSN 1336-6556 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP401/10/1164 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90090514 Keywords : mental disease * ethics * speech * thinking * philosophy Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion http://www.ostium.sk/index.php?mod=magazine&act=show&aid=370

  1. HIV infection and psychiatric illness | Owe-Larsson | African Journal ...

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    African Journal of Psychiatry. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 12, No 2 (2009) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

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    HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) are common among HIV patients, and HIV-associated dementia (HAD) is a serious condition during the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) stage of HIV disease. Secondary mania and psychosis might be the first clinical symptom of HIV dementia. The introduction ...

  3. Genetics Home Reference: Sjögren-Larsson syndrome

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    Results: Patients with HIV infection are at an increased risk of psychiatric illness. Major depressive disorder and subsyndromal depressive symptoms, as well as anxiety disorder and substance abuse are more prevalent among HIV infected individuals than among the general population. HIV-associated neurocognitive ...

  5. Penser, c'est penser a deux. Yves Aulas et Levinas

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    Roč. 18, č. 159 (2012), s. 53-57 ISSN 1260-5921 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP401/10/1164 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : mental disease * ethics * speech * thinking * philosophy Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  6. Images dans Dans le leurre du seuil d'Yves Bonnefoy | Amavi ...

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    With “Dans le leurre du seuil”, the problematic of figures in the work is linked to a very strong seduction that figures exert on the poet and the latter's will to resist it. Bonnefoy's poetry, because of figures, is at risk of substituting dream to reality, of forgetting finitude, of turning “true fact” into a representation, “another place, ...

  7. Myslet pro druhého. Yves Aulas a Emmanuel Levinas

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    Roč. 25, č. 1 (2015), s. 115-124 ISSN 1213-6301 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : other * philosophical thinking * writing * ethics of speech * Levinas Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  8. Yves Le Grand on matrices in optics with application to vision: Translation and critical analysis

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available An appendix to Le Grand’s 1945 book, Optique Physiologique: Tome Premier: La Dioptrique de l’Œil et Sa Correction, briefly dealt with the application of matrices in optics.  However the appendix was omitted from the well-known English translation, Physiological Optics, which appeared in 1980.  Consequently the material is all but forgotten.  This is unfortunate in view of the importance of the dioptric power matrix and the ray transference which entered the optometric literature many years later.  Motivated by the perception that there has not been enough care in optometry to attribute concepts appropriately this paper attempts a careful analysis of Le Grand’s thinking as reflected in his appendix.  A translation into English is provided in the appendix to this paper.  The paper opens with a summary of the basics of Gaussian and linear optics sufficient for the interpretation of Le Grand’s appendix which follows.  The paper looks more particularly at what Le Grand says in relation to the transference and the dioptric power matrix though many other issues are also touched on including the conditions under which distant objects will map to clear images on the retina and, more particularly, to clear images that are undistorted.  Detailed annotations of Le Grand’s translated appendix are provided. (S Afr Optom 2013 72(4 145-166

  9. USA tudengid tõttavad välismaale / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2003-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise hariduse instituudi (IIE) 2001. a. terrorirünnakute järel tehtud uurimuse kohaselt kasvas välisriikides õppivate ameeriklaste arv viimase aastaga 4%, alates 1991. aastast on välismaal õppivate USA üliõpilaste arv enam kui kahekordistunud

  10. Bilder i marginalen som retorisk modus = Bilder am Rande als rhetorischer Modus / Lars Olof Larsson

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    Larsson, Lars Olof

    2006-01-01

    Keskajal ja varauusaja portreedel on kaunistatud ehisraamid raamatumaalis ja graafikas olulisel kohal. Näitena analüüsitakse Karl V erinevast ajast portreesid ja nende marginaalseid ehisraame ja raami dekoore, mis annavad pildile lisaväärtusena sotsiaalse ning kultuurilise tähenduse ja uue retoorika

  11. Tehissüda päästis surija elu / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2001-01-01

    Esimese täielikult inimkehasse opereeritava alalise kunstliku plastmassist ja titaanist asendussüdame sai mees, kelle nime ja päritolu ei avalikustata, üleeile Kentuky osariigis Louisvilles Jewish Hospitalis

  12. USA paneb välisabi kaitsma oma huve maailmas / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2003-01-01

    USA valitsuse raporti kohaselt tuleb riigi välisabiprogramme hakata kohandama nii, et need oleksid suunatud USA rahvuslike huvide kaitsele ning vabaduse ja julgeoleku laiendamisele kogu maailmas. USAID juhataja Andrew Natsiose seisukohti

  13. Iraagi sõjas on USA sõduritele suurim oht keemia- ja biorelv / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2003-01-01

    Kuveidis viibiv keemiarelva avastamise lahingüksus on valvel võimalikeks Iraagi ennetusrünnakuteks Kuwait City või riigis paiknevate USA sõjaväebaaside vastu. Skeem: Kaitseriietus keemiarelva vastu

  14. Bridging the ideological space: a cross-national analysis of the distance of party switching / Ruth Dassonneville, Yves Dejaeghere

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    Dassonneville, Ruth

    2014-01-01

    Artikkel keskendub selget eelistust mitteomavatele (volatiilsetele) valijatele, küsides, kas valimistulemuste ettearvamatus sõltub rohkem haritud valijate hästi läbimõeldud valikutest või on tulemus mitte nii haritud ja selget eelistust mitteomavate valijate kätes. Aluseks. valimissüsteemide võrdlevuuring, sh Eesti 2011. aasta valimiste kohta.

  15. Kuidas illegaalina USA-sse pääseda? Rio Grande ja Arizona tapvad kõrbed / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2004-01-01

    Ameerika Ühendriikide ja Mehhiko raskesti kontrollitaval piiril peavad valvet vabatahtlikud ameeriklastest farmiomanikud ning immigratsiooni piiramist nõudvad kodanikud, kuid on ka neid vabatahtlikke, kelle eesmärk on aidata kõrbes hätta sattunud illegaale

  16. Gonzalez-Quijano Yves, Arabités numériques, le printemps du web arabe, Paris, Sindbad, 2012, 187p.

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    Catherine Miller

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Ce petit ouvrage paru en 2012 revient dans un style alerte sur le rôle qu’ont joué les réseaux sociaux comme catalyseurs de la révolte et de la mobilisation pendant le « Printemps arabe » de 2011. L’auteur est un spécialiste des médias arabes qu’il ausculte depuis des années et dont il livre de nombreuses analyses à travers son blog Culture et politiques arabes (http// :cpa.hypothèses.org. Un des grands mérites de cet ouvrage est de dépasser l’actualité immédiate pour fournir un panorama syn...

  17. Daunay Bertrand, Delcambre Isabelle & Reuter Yves (dir.). Didactique du français, le socioculturel en que

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    Laurent, Jean-Paul

    2011-01-01

    L’ouvrage dont il est question ici peut être considéré comme un véritable manuel de référence pour qui souhaite prendre en compte, dans ses recherches et ses pratiques didactiques, la dimension socioculturelle des enseignements et des apprentissages. C’est un guide, inspirateur de choix théoriques autant que méthodologiques dans le domaine scolaire. Rédigé par des spécialistes, essentiellement des didacticiens du français mais aussi par des historiens de l’éducation, des comparatistes et une ...

  18. Yves Henigfeld, La céramique à Strasbourg de la fin du Xe au début du XVIIe siècle

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    Philippe Husi

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Les publications de synthèse dans le domaine de la céramologie médiévale et moderne sont trop rares pour ne pas être soulignées, surtout lorsqu’elles sont de qualité, comme celle dont je me propose ici de faire un rapide compte rendu. Cet ouvrage correspond à la publication d’une thèse, exercice périlleux, puisqu’il ne doit ni omettre d’apporter les preuves d’un discours construit, ni noyer le lecteur dans les dédalles d’une recherche pointue et indigeste. A mon sens, l’auteur a réussi ce dif...

  19. Teisitimõtlejast uurija: seagripivastane vaktsineerimine on ülemaailmne vandenõu / Yves Delatte ; intervjueerinud Priit Hõbemägi

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    Delatte, Yves

    2009-01-01

    Bioloog ja uurija väidab, et H1N1 viirust levitati maailmas B-hepatiidi vaktsiini kaudu ning märgib, et pole ühtki uuringut selle kohta, mis juhtub siis, kui uut gripivaktsiini süstitakse nt. lapsele, kes on juba vaktsineeritud lastehalvatuse vastu

  20. Eesti lasteaed - tänavune laureaat / Muusa Ericsson, Silvi Somp, Riina-Maj Larsson-Mänd ; küsitl. Mai Raud-Pähn

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    Ericsson, Muusa

    1996-01-01

    EV 78. aastapäeval, 24. veebruaril 1996 Stockholmi Eesti Majas korraldatud Rootsi Eestlaste Liidu vastuvõtul tehti teatavaks REL Kultuuriauhinna kolleegiumi otsus anda 1996. a. auhind Eesti Lasteaiale

  1. Study of fossil wood from the Middle–Late Miocene sediments of ...

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    Keywords. Tipam Group; Anacardiaceae; Euphorbiaceae; Fabaceae; palaeoclimate; fossil wood; Miocene; Assam. J. Earth Syst. Sci. 120, No. 4, August 2011, pp. 681–701 .... and Ghosh) Guleria (1984b) and G. symphonoides. Lemoigne (1978). Except .... and B. palaeoma- labaricum (Prakash and Prasad 1984) from the.

  2. Pierre-Yves Gomez, Le travail invisible. Enquête sur une disparition, Gaël Giraud, Illusion financière & Pascal Chabot, Global burn-out

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    Maugeri, Salvatore

    2013-01-01

    Les trois ouvrages analysés ici touchent aux méfaits de la financiarisation sur le travail, l’entreprise et la société. Ils justifiaient donc d’être réunis dans cette triple recension. Une autre particularité les rapproche : ils sont tous trois sous-tendus par des convictions religieuses ou « spiritualistes », offrant ainsi un regard critique sur notre économie et notre société qui ne s’appuie pas d’abord sur le corpus marxien. Si l’ouvrage de P. Chabot s’offre à la vue avant tout comme une r...

  3. Does Long Run Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) Hold Within The ...

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    This paper employs panel data unit root and co-integration tests, in the spirit of Pedroni (1995, 1998) and Larsson et al. (1998, 2001), to investigate the validity or otherwise of the PPP hypothesis within the SACU area. We are able to find evidence in support of the PPP hypothesis using Larsson et al. (1998, 2001).

  4. Moeuudised

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    1998-01-01

    Prantsuse moemaja Chloe peadisainer Stella McCartney aitas loomakaitseorganisatsioonil PETA teha dokumentaalfilmi, milles paljastatakse karusloomafarmide telgitaguseid. Chloe supelkostüümist, mida soovitatakse eeskujuks võtta endale bikiinide heegeldamisel. Yves Saint Laurenti moemaja korraldab gigantse moeshow jalgpallistaadionil, kus algab jalgpalli MM. Yves Saint Laurent on kavandanud MMi korraldajate-asjameeste kostüümid

  5. Beuret Jean-Eudes, Anne Cadoret, 2010. Gérer ensemble les territoires, Vers une démocratie participative. Editions Charles Léopold Mayer, Fondation de France. Préface de Francis Charhon, postface de Pierre-Yves Guihéneuf et Loïc Blondiaux, 228 p.

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    Marion Amalric

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available L’ouvrage de Jean-Eudes Beuret et Anne Cadoret, Gérer ensemble les territoires, Vers une démocratie participative propose un regard à la fois pratique et conceptuel sur les démarches participatives dans le domaine très large de la gestion de l’environnement, de l’aménagement et du développement durable. Il répond à une proposition de la Fondation de France d’analyser dans leur ensemble les quelque 300 projets qui ont été financés dans le cadre de son appel à projet « Ensemble pour gérer le te...

  6. The CMS team celebrates the arrival of the "Tube". From left to right, sitting: Blanca Perea Solano, Jeannine Muffat-Joly, Ariella Cattai (Tracker Technical Coordinator). Standing: Georges Roiron, Hans Postema, Eric Albert, Paolo Petagna, Arvid Larsson, Nuno Bernardino Rodrigues, Enzo Carrone, Jack Hill.

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    Maximilien Brice

    2004-01-01

    CMS: Aerospace goes underground : gleaming aluminium on the outside and carbon black on the inside, as long as a sedan and taller than a man, a strange hollow cylinder arrived at CERN by truck August 26.

  7. Grossesses extra utérines successives et bilharziose tubaire chez ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Grossesses extra utérines successives et bilharziose tubaire chez une touriste française. Justine Laroche, Nicolas Mottet, Marianna Malincenco, Catherine Gay, Pierre Yves Royer, Didier Riethmuller ...

  8. Plaadid / Margus Kiis

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    Kiis, Margus

    2002-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Nightlight Dou "La Fiesta Del Sol", Yves Montand "Ses Plus Grands Succes", Natalia Oreiro "Tu veneno", Daishin Kashimoto "Passionata", Mike Oldfield "Tres Lunas", Ali G Indiahouse "Da Soundtrack", Ronan Keating "Destination", Roger Waters "Flickering Flame"

  9. CERN presentations

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    CERN. Geneva

    2011-01-01

    Presentation by CERN (10 minutes each) Rolf Landua - Education and Outreach Salvatore Mele - Open Access Jean-Yves Le Meur - Digital Library in Africa Francois Fluckiger - Open Source/Standards (tbc) Tim Smith - Open Data for Science Tullio Basiglia - tbc

  10. Häid tagajärgi Helsingist / Taive Abner

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    Abner, Taive

    2012-01-01

    Helsingi International Horse Show raames toimunud Lääne-Euroopa liiga takistussõidu MK etapi võitis prantslane Roger Yves Bost ning Helsingis erinevatel takistussõidu tasemetel võistelnud Eesti ratsutajate tulemustest

  11. Back from Sestriere

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    2006-01-01

    Jean-Yves Le Meur during the Special Slalom at the Paralympic Winter Games on 19 March. (Photo credit: G. Place and B. Loyseau) CERN's Olympian, Jean-Yves Le Meur (IT Department), is back from Sestriere after competing in the Paralympic Winter Games in the sitting skiing competition. Ranked 14th after his first run in the Special Slalom, Jean-Yves had an excellent second run which brought him right up the field. He eventually finished ninth, 11 seconds off the gold medal place. In the Giant Slalom, he unfortunately fell in the final gates of his second run, having reached 10th position in his first run. With about 50 top athletes from all the competing nations contesting each event, the competition was stiff, and our warmest congratulations go to Jean-Yves for his participation and great performance!

  12. Dragotsennaja osen / Tatjana Barmakova

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    Barmakova, Tatjana

    2004-01-01

    Moefirmade Dior, Yves Saint Laurent (jumestuskunstnik Linda Cantello), Guerlain (kunstnik Olivier Echaudemaison), Shiseido (kunstnik Tom Pecheux) meigikollektsioonidest. Diori, Kenzo ja Thierry Mugleri uutest parfüümidest. "Kenzoairi" parfüümipudeli disainis klaasikunstnik Laura de Santillana

  13. Mõjukad eurooplased / Aavo Kokk

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    Kokk, Aavo, 1964-

    2001-01-01

    Portree inimestest, kes mõjutavad Ida-Euroopa äri ja poliitikat: Frederick Kempe, Jean Lumierre, Vagit Alekperov, Moritz Gerke, Henri Giraud, Jean-Yves le Gall, Malay Mukherjee, Herbert Stepic, Pedrag Max Vranic, Maria Wisniewska

  14. Presencia y distribución de micofilas en gramíneas de Argentina

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    Lugo, Mónica A.; Anton, Ana M.; Cabral, Daniel

    1998-01-01

    The mycophyllas were studied in grasses (Poaceae) from natural Argentinian grasslands. Festuca fiebrigii Pilg., F. hieronymi Hack. var. expansa (St. Yves) Türpe, F. parodii St. Yves, Melica macra Nees, M. stuckertii Hack., Poa hieronymi Hack.. P. holciformis J. Presl, P. lilloi Hack., P. plicata Hack, and P. stuckertii (Hack.) Parodi are reponed as new hosts and the distribution área of the association for Festuca arundinacea Schreb., F. hieronymi Hack, var. hieronymi and F. tucumanica E.B. A...

  15. Fighting Dark Networks: Using Social Network Analysis to Implement the Special Operations Targeting Process for Direct and Indirect Approaches

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    2013-03-01

    key player problem of network intervention targeting, are described in pieces by Ballester , Calvo-Armengol and Zenou.90 As a military practitioners go...Properties of Eigenvector Centrality,” Social Networks 29, no. 4 (2007), 555–564. 90 Coralio Ballester , Antoni Calvo-Armengol, and Yves Zenou...Sociological Review 58 (1993): 837–860. Ballester , Coralio, Antoni Calvo-Armengol, and Yves Zenou. “Who’s Who in Crime Networks. Wanted: The Key Player

  16. Commissaire Moulin visits CERN

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    CERN Bulletin

    2014-01-01

    The French actor and film-maker Yves Rénier was shown around the Laboratory on Friday 6 June by friends at CERN.   Yves Rénier at LEIR. (Photo: Ludwig Pregernig) A keen diver and star of the long-running French television police drama Commissaire Moulin, Yves Rénier took advantage of a stopover in Geneva on his way to the Red Sea to meet up with his friends from the CERN Diving Club, who were only too pleased to take him on a tour of the Laboratory. In the morning, Yves Rénier visited the CERN Control Centre (CCC), Linac2 and LEIR. After lunch at the brasserie in Restaurant No. 2, the actor continued his tour with the CERN Computer Centre, the SM18 superconducting magnet test facility, and lastly the ATLAS experiment. “Thank you so much for showing me around and introducing me to a world I knew so little about,” confided Yves Rénier. “It’s fascinating to see so many scientists of different cultures,...

  17. Effect of rock fragments on macropores and water effluent in a forest ...

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    DR. NJ TONUKARI

    2012-05-15

    May 15, 2012 ... flow that play an important role in water flow and solute and nutrient transport, have also been studied extensively (Kluitenberg and Horton, 1990; Cote et al.,. 2000; Larsson and Jarvis, 1999). Beasely (1976) dis- covered that interflow in the soil occurs after rainfall continues for about 20 min sloped forest ...

  18. Supplementary 1..2

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    a tight bundle and prevent their premature release in Drosophila testis. BMC Biol. 7 19. Jung A, Hollmann M and Schäfer MA 2007 The fatty acid elongase NOA is necessary for viability and has a somatic role in Drosophila sperm development. J. Cell Sci. 120 2924-2934. Larsson MC, Domingos AI, Jones WD, Chiappe ME, ...

  19. Book Review: "Changing Gender Relations in Southern Africa ...

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    Changing Gender Relations in Southern Africa: Issues of Urban Life edited by Anita Larsson, Matšeliso Mapetla and Ann Schlyter. Lesotho: Institute of Southern African Studies, Roma, National University of Lesotho, 1998 (distributed by African Books Collective, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU). Pp. 336. ISBN 99911 ...

  20. A Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus fuscus ring recovery from ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    backed Gull Larus fuscus fuscus ring recovery from Tanzania. Considered by some to be a discrete population and named the Baltic Gull. Larus fuscus (Olsen & Larsson 2003) the Lesser Black-backed Gull L. fuscus fuscus is well known to winter ...

  1. Opportunities for transnational and translational research in Europe

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience,. Stockholm, Sweden. References. 1. Allgulander C. Opportunities for transnational and translational. R&D. S Afr Psychiatry Rev 2005;19:113-14. 2. Säll L, Salamon E, Allgulander C, Owe-Larsson B. Psychiatric symptoms and disorders in HIV infected mine workers ...

  2. A Practitioner's Commentary on "Making the Most of Information-Gathering Interviews with Children"

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    Jones, David P. H.

    2009-01-01

    This article presents a commentary on "Making the Most of Information-Gathering Interviews With Children," in which, according to Jones, Larsson and Lamb provided a helpful overview on memory retrieval and communicative ability and on ways these may be fostered in interviews with children. They explored three interview protocols that have been…

  3. Värsked sõnumid energiasõja kaevikutest / Argo Ideon

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    Ideon, Argo, 1966-

    2006-01-01

    Väljavõtteid 19. juulil Hans Rebase Euroopa Instituudi korraldatud debatist Euroopa Liidu ja Venemaa energiasuhete üle, kus võtsid sõna Keith C. Smith, Andris Kesteris, Robert Larsson, Marko Mihkelson, Alan Riley ja Andrei Belõi

  4. Browse Title Index

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Items 551 - 600 of 1060 ... Vol 28, No 5 (2006), Life-cycle stages of Dinophysis acuminata (Dinophyceae) in the Baltic Sea, Abstract. S Hajdu, U Larsson. Vol 32, No 1 (2010), Life-history parameters of white stumpnose Rhabdosargus globiceps (Pisces: Sparidae) in Saldanha Bay, South Africa, with evidence of stock ...

  5. Mormoonid võõrustavad olümpiat / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2002-01-01

    Taliolümpiamängude linn Salt Lake City on pooleteise sajandiga kasvanud väikesest mormoonide asulast kümne miljoni mormooni maailmapealinnaks. Kaart : Utah osariik. Lisa : Markus Larsson. Toretsev, salapärane ja võimas usulahk

  6. Short communications

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    from Tanzania. Considered by some to be a discrete population and named the Baltic Gull. Larus fuscus (Olsen & Larsson 2003) the Lesser Black-backed Gull L. fuscus fuscus is well known to winter in East Africa with 10 ringing recoveries prior to 1980: Backhurst 1970 (four recoveries), 1972 (three), 1973 (one), and 1977.

  7. Mycobacterium bovis infection in animals and humans

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    Thoen, Charles O; Steele, James H; Gilsdorf, Michael J

    2006-01-01

    ... and Its Economic Consequences G. Bölske, H. Wahlström, B. Larsson, and J.Å. Robertsson 84 11 Benefit and Cost Assessment of the U.S. Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Program M. Gilsdorf, E.D. Ebel, ...

  8. Author Details

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    Larsson, J. Vol 9, No 2 (2010) - Articles Population Genetic Structure and Connectivity of the Abundant Sea Urchin, Diadema setosum around Unguja Island (Zanzibar) Abstract PDF. ISSN: 0856-860X. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about ...

  9. Effect of Fertilizer and Incorporated Organic Matter

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    komla

    N,O occur shortly after the addition of fertilizer. 2 years, before which the site had been used or organic matter (Larsson et al., 1998; Weitz et for seed production. The site is characterized al., 2001), within 24 hours after rainfall events by low soil nutrient status (Table 1). Mean. (Dick et al., 2001) and are associated with soil.

  10. Genetics Home Reference: congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles

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    ... Ophthalmol. 2008 Jan-Feb;23(1):3-8. doi: 10.1080/08820530701745181. Review. Citation on PubMed Lu S, Zhao C, Zhao K, Li N, Larsson C. Novel and recurrent KIF21A mutations in congenital fibrosis of the ... doi: 10.1001/archopht.126.3.388. Citation on ...

  11. 2008. aasta menukaimad / Udo Uibo

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    Uibo, Udo, 1956-

    2009-01-01

    2008. aasta raamatumüügi tulemustest, mulluste menukamate kirjanike nimestikust, mis põhineb USA, Suurbritannia, Prantsusmaa, Saksamaa, Itaalia, Hollandi, Hiina, Hispaania ja Rootsi igakuistel ilukirjanduslike bestsellerite edetabelitel. Esikümnesse kuuluvad: Khaled Hossein, Stieg Larsson, Ken Follett, Stephenie Meyer, Muriel Barbery, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Anna Gavalda, John Grisham, J. K. Rowling, Henning Mankell

  12. Research

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    cqq1a

    2010-10-06

    Oct 6, 2010 ... Christensen Dirk, Eis Jeanette, Hansen Andreas W, Larsson, Melanie W, Mwaniki, David L, Kilonzo Beatrice, Tetens Inge, Boit Michael K,. Kaduka Lydia, Borch-Johnsen Knut, Friis Henrik. Obesity and regional fat distribution in Kenyan populations: impact of ethnicity and urbanization. Ann Hum Biol.

  13. 2018-04-17T18:13:28Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    -17T18:13:28Z ajpsy:ART Psychiatric symptoms and disorders in HIV infected mine workers in South Africa A retrospective descriptive study of acute first admissions Säll, L Salamon, E Allgulander, C Owe-Larsson, B AIDS; Dementia; Delirium; ...

  14. Proceedings of the Annual PL/DARPA Seismic Research Symposium (13th), Held in Keystone, Colorado on 8-10 October 1991

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    1991-08-30

    Laboratoire de D6tection Geophysique ) from an earthquake in the region of Lacq (southwestern France). The paths are purely continental and propagate through...D’EXPERIMENTATION DU PACIFIQUE AUTHORS: Rend CRUSEM and Yves CARISTAN AFFILIATION: LABORATOIRE de DETECTION et de GEOPHYSIQUE COMMISSARIAT A L’ENERGIE ATOMIQUE BP

  15. Millennium Dome publikupuuduses

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    2000-01-01

    Londoni Millennium Dome toob iga nädal umbes 7 miljonit krooni kahjumit. Valitsusel on plaanis laenata Dome'ile 60 miljonit naela. Jennie Page'i asemele kutsuti direktoriks Pariisi Eurodisney juht Pierre-Yves Gerbeau. Inglise riiklike muuseumide ja kunstigaleriide tasuta külastatavaks muutmine alates aastast 2002 jääb ära.

  16. general paralysis in a tropical country. study of 43 observations

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    GENERAL PARALYSIS IN A TROPICAL COUNTRY. STUDY OF 43 OBSERVATIONS. Amara Cisse, Yves Morel, Abass Fodé Cisse, Naby Camara, Bangaly Cisse, Morifode Doukoure, Ibrahima Sory Souare, Mariam Barry, Siaka Camara, Sele Kourouma, Mohamed Mmah Diaby, L Dasilva, Amara Sylla, Hasmiou Dia ...

  17. Effects of Apis mellifera adansonii, L. 1758 (Apidae: Hymenoptera ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Effects of Apis mellifera adansonii, L. 1758 (Apidae: Hymenoptera) pollination on yields of Cucumeropsis mannii (Naudin) in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Boniface Posho Ndola, Yves Brostaux, Guillaume Le Goff, Marie-Lucie Susini, Eric Haubruge, Frederic Francis, Bach Kim Nguyen ...

  18. 03 Van Wyk WEB 03.pmd

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    Owner

    “Slavernij in perspectief: Monidalisering en erfgoed in Suriname, Ghana, Zuid-. Afrika en Curaçao.” PhD-proefskrif, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 2012. Snyders, Peter. 'n Ordinary mens. Kaapstad: Tafelberg, 1982. T'Sjoen, Yves en Foster, Ronel, reds. Toenadering: Literaire grensverkeer tussen Afrikaans en Nederlands.

  19. Nucleus–nucleus collisions at RHIC: A review

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    journal of. November 2006 physics pp. 899–914. Nucleus–nucleus collisions at RHIC: A review. JEAN-YVES OLLITRAULT. Service de Physique Théorique, CEA Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, .... advantage of the fact that the density of partons at small Bjorken x is high, ... Kostyuk et. al hep-ph/0305277 (SCM).

  20. 11 juillet 2014 - Y. Bréchet Haut-Commissaire à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) en France

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    Barnard, Henry

    2014-01-01

    Monsieur Yves Bréchet en visite dans le tunnel du LHC au Point 5 ainsi que la caverne expérimentale de CMS avec T. Camporesi, Porte-parole de la Collaboration CMS. Signature du livre d'or avec F. Bordry, Directeur des accélérateurs et de la technologie.

  1. Karl Lagerfeld obidelsja

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    2006-01-01

    Moekunstnik Karl Lagerfeld kaebas kohtusse raamatu "The Beautiful Fall : Fashion, Genius and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris" autori Alicia Drake'i. Raamat räägib Lagerfeldi noorusajast ja tema konkurentsist moekunstnik Yves Saint Laurent'iga 1970. aastate Pariisis

  2. Matrjoshki ot kutjur

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    2008-01-01

    Vene moeajakirja Vogue kümnendaks juubeliks joonistasid tuntud moekunstnikud kogu maailmast matrjoshkade eskiise. Eskiiside järgi maalisid vene meistrid poolemeetrised nukud. Nii sai ajakiri kingituseks Yves Saint Laurent'i, Versace, Prada, Dolce&Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Judashkini, Simatshovi ja paljude teiste matrjoshkad

  3. Conditions for family reunification in the European Union: Sweden : National Report to the European Policy Centre on the Family Reunification Project 2011

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    Riekkola, Susanne; Nilsson, Eva

    2011-01-01

    Forming a basis to: Conditions for Family Reunification under Strain - A comparative study in nine EU member states, Yves Pascouau in collaboration with Henri Labayle, King Baudouin Foundation, European Policy Centre, Odysseus Network, November 2011, Available at http://www.epc.eu/documents/uploads/pub_1369_conditionsforfamily.pdf

  4. Monitoring Progress Toward the Information Society : Digital Divide ...

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    Claude Yves Charron. Project Leader. Pierre Giguère. Institution. ORBICOM: The Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications. Institution Country. Canada. Institution Website. http://www.orbicom.uqam.ca. Outputs. Reports. Emerging knowledge opportunities : monitoring infostates for development ; final technical report.

  5. Sciences & Nature: Editorial Policies

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    CNF-CI), Botanique Pr AKOGBETO Martin (UAC-Bénin), Entomologie Pr AMANI N'. Georgres (UAA-CI), Biochime Dr BAGATÉ Karim (Foenape-France), Pharmacologie Pr BÉKRO Yves-Alains (UAA-CI) Chimie organique. Dr COULIBALY Lacina ...

  6. Mellem kommunikation og kreativitet

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    Eriksson, Birgit

    2014-01-01

    Den franske filosof og kunstteoretiker Yves Michaud har argumenteret for, at moderniteten er karakteriseret ved tre utopier: Utopien om demokratisk medborgerskab, arbejdets utopi og kunstens utopi. Kunstens utopi sporer han tilbage til Immanuel Kants æstetik og hans forestilling om, at vi i...

  7. Revue de Médecine et de Pharmacie - Vol 6, No 1 (2016)

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    Les complications medicales a la phase aigue des accidents vasculaires cerebraux · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Yacouba Njankouo Mapoure, Eric Walter Pefura Yone, Jean Yves Bevela, Hamadou Ba, Raoul Simeni, Hugo Bertrand Mbatchou Ngahane, ...

  8. Franchising jako způsob vstupu na trh

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    Vajdečková, Barbora

    2011-01-01

    This bachelor thesis deals with franchising as the possible entry method to the market. The first part explains theoretical aspects of franchising. In the second chapter the position of franchising on the Czech market is analyzed. The last chapter illustrates the use of franchising in a successful cosmetics company Yves Rocher.

  9. 78 FR 58569 - Notice of Meeting; NSF Synchrotron Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee for Mathematical and...

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    2013-09-24

    ... for US research and economy, including the Department of Energy (DOE) role in materials facilities... open discussion Wednesday, October 9, 2013 8:00 a.m.--10:30 a.m.: International materials facilities developments 10. International picture--new developments in light sources--Yves Petroff, Brazilian Synchrotron...

  10. Going for gold!

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    2006-01-01

    Jean-Yves Le Meur of CERN's IT Department will be competing in the Sitting Alpine Ski events at the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games. After one of his arms was left paralysed by shoulder surgery last year, simply taking part represents an extraordinary achievement. Jean-Yves Le Meur competing in the European competition, which won him his ticket for the Paralympic Games in Turin... ...and on top of the podium after winning a Special Slalom European Cup. You've seen 'The Incredibles'at the movies? Now meet Mr. Incredible in real life! From 10 to 19 March in Turin, Jean-Yves Le Meur (IT-UDS) will take part in his second Paralympic Winter Games, after Salt Lake City in 2002. He will be one of the 10 disabled sports champions selected to represent France in the Alpine ski events, competing in the sitting categories of the Giant Slalom and Special Slalom. But this time around, Jean-Yves needed even more determination than for any of his previous competitions, as a s...

  11. Poverty and Equity: Measurement, Policy, and Estimation with DAD ...

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    Jean-Yves Duclos and Abdelkrim Araar. Maison(s) d'édition : Springer, IDRC. 1 janvier 2006. ISBN : 0387333177. 416 pages. e-ISBN : 1552502295. Téléchargez le PDF · Téléchargez le cyberlivre ... researchers, and analysts in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It requires basic understanding of calculus and statistics.

  12. Profil épidémiologique et clinique de la tuberculose dans la zone de ...

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    Profil épidémiologique et clinique de la tuberculose dans la zone de santé de Lubumbashi (RD Congo). Christian Kakisingi Ngama, Michel Manika Muteya, Yves Isango Idi Lukusha, Serge Matanda Kapend, Henri Mundongo Tshamba, Paul Ilunga Makinko, Claude Mwamba Mulumba, Liévin Kapenda Kalala ...

  13. Infarctus du myocarde révélateur d'une thrombocytémie essentielle ...

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    ... thrombocytémie essentielle chez un sujet jeune noir africain: à propos d'une observation. Nobila Valentin Yaméogo, Larissa Justine Kagambèga, Aimé Arsène Yaméogo, Koudougou Jonas Kologo, Georges Rosario Christian Millogo, Boubacar Jean Yves Toguyéni, André Koudnoaga Samadoulougou, Patrice Zabsonré ...

  14. Why did humans develop a large brain?

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    Muscat Baron, Yves

    2012-01-01

    "Of all animals, man has the largest brain in proportion to his size"- Aristotle. Dr Yves Muscat Baron shares his theory on how humans evolved large brains. The theory outlines how gravity could have helped humans develop a large brain- the author has named the theory 'The Gravitational Vascular Theory'. http://www.um.edu.mt/think/why-did-humans-develop-a-large-brain/

  15. Value Proposition Design: How to create products and services customers want

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    Jan Kyhnau

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Leading on from the bestselling 2010 book Business Model Generation (VPD, Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, this time flanked by Greg Bernarda, Alan Smith and Trish Papadakos, set out to further the intricate link between business models and value propositions in the 2014 publication Value Proposition Design (VPD. This is a Book Review on the new publication.

  16. Full speed ahead!

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    Anaïs Schaeffer

    2014-01-01

    When he’s not working at CERN, Jean-Yves Le Meur is a top-level skier. Fresh from the Winter Paralympics in Sochi and the French disability snowsport championship, he has agreed to answer a few questions.   Jean-Yves tackles a giant slalom. Image: @FFH. Few athletes can boast of having participated in the Olympic or Paralympic Games even once in their sporting career, let alone four times... But Jean-Yves Le Meur, a member of both CERN’s IT-CIS Group and the French disabled ski team, tells me modestly during our interview that this is what he has achieved. While the skier might act like it’s no big deal, it leaves me, amateur sportsperson that I am, dumbfounded. A few weeks ago in Sochi, the sun shining a little too brightly, Jean-Yves left his fourth Paralympics with the same enthusiasm he had for the previous three, and the same bitter taste in his mouth: “Just like in the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, I failed to finish the sitting slalom, d...

  17. Tydskrif vir letterkunde

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    DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Keyan G. Tomaselli, Andy Carolin, Thulani Mkhize, Tycho Maas, Stefan van Zyl, Adéle Nel, Reinhardt Fourie, Francois Smith, Bibi Burger, Alfred Schaffer, Cas Wepener, Amanda Lourens, Yves T'Sjoen, Alwyn Roux, Louise Viljoen, Chris van der Merwe, Johann Rossouw ...

  18. 2623-IJBCS-Article-Gadji Alahou André

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    hp

    1. Alahou André Gabazé GADJI1,2*, Ossey Bernard YAPO1, Kouabenan ABO2,. Ladji MEITE1, Agnès Eude Yves GNAGNE1, Satinder Kaur BRAR 3 et. Rajeshwar Dayal TYAGI4. 1Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Environnement (LSE), Unité de ...

  19. Unustatud katakombid / Claudia Haj Ali

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    Haj Ali, Claudia

    1999-01-01

    Arheoloog Jean-Yves Empereur leidis Egiptuse Aleksandria linna lähedal asuvasse kaljusse rajatud katakombid, mis on osa hellenistlikul perioodil rajatud ning pikka aega unustuse hõlmas olnud surnute linnast. Leidude seas on kipsist Meduusa pea nind leide Rooma perioodist.

  20. Achieving global distinction | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    3 nov. 2010 ... Canadian Amanda Vincent, co-founder and director of Project Seahorse International, winner of the 1998 Rolex award, won a 2006 Chevron Conservation Award for her efforts to protect seahorses around the world, as well as an Yves Rocher Foundation Woman of the Earth Award in 2007.

  1. Évaluation in vitro de l'activité antimicrobienne de l'extrait aqueux d ...

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    SARAH

    31 juil. 2016 ... Jean-Fabrice YALA1*, Véronique NTSAMESO-MVE-MBA1, Yves AZZIZET ISSEMBE4 ; Nicaise Alexis. LEPENGUE3 ; Alain SOUZA2. 1 Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire ; équipe de Microbiologie-Immunologie, Unité de recherche. Agrobiologie, Université des Sciences et Techniques de ...

  2. Collective flow in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    A brief introduction is given to the field of collective flow, currently being investigated experimentally at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider, Brookhaven National Laboratory. It is followed by an outline of the work that I have been doing in this field, in collaboration with Nicolas Borghini and Jean-Yves Ollitrault.

  3. The big book of wooden boat restoration basic techniques, maintenance, and repair

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    Larsson, Thomas

    2016-01-01

    An excellent manual for embarking on a wooden boat restoration project. The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration is the perfect introduction or reference guide for both novice and experienced wooden boat enthusiasts. Author Thomas Larsson, one of Sweden's most experienced and premier wooden boat restorers, has compiled his knowledge of the craft for readers and placed it in this book. This ultimate guide to restoration contains useful facts and an extensive glossary, accessible to both new hobbyists and longtime boat lovers. Also within this book are chapters on boat care, including winter maintenance, racing, finishing, and stripping. Additionally, there is updated information on boat building, gluing, and tools. The most extensive part of this book consists of chapters that describe the detailed clean repair of wooden boats—everything from plug accession and bonding to changing socks and bottom engine installation. Larsson includes a history of boat building and provides a nice glimpse of different wooden b...

  4. Underhållskostnader för lantbrukets fältmaskiner

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    Svensson, Jan

    1987-01-01

    During the years 1982-1987 the Dept. of Agricultural Engineering at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has run a project about farm machinery costs. The project consisted of four subprojects. 1. Pilot-study of maintenance costs for farm machinery (1982-1983) 2. Detailed and continuous survey of maintenance costs (1984-1986) 3. Depreciation of common farm machinery (1986) 4. Simulation of reliability costs caused by breakdowns (1986-1987) The pilot-study (Larsson, 1983) and the de...

  5. A Crude Reality; Exploring the Interdependencies of Energy (Oil), the Macro-Economy, and National Security

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    2012-04-11

    not be the path forward. Why? Two words: global warming . According to Mats Larsson, author of Global Energy 9 Transformation, “Market-based...solutions, such as the Kyoto protocol , are probably too slow, and unfocused, to facilitate change at the rate that we need now. We probably need to...change to evade skyrocketing oil prices and to escape the potentially disastrous effects of global warming . This paper will not explore global warming

  6. The Emotional Stress Reaction Questionnaire (ESRQ): Measurement of Stress Reaction Level in Field Conditions in 60 Seconds

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    2011-04-01

    study draws heavily on the theoretical framework developed by the late Richard Lazarus (1966, 1991, 1999; Lazarus & Folkman , 1984). Basically, he...according to Lazarus and Folkman (1984), is that our emotions reflect the preceding cognitive appraisal process. Drawing on this idea, Larsson (1987...appraisal categories presented by Lazarus and Folkman (1984): irrelevant, benign-positive, challenge, and threat, harm or loss. The ESRQ was developed

  7. 30. X tähistab EKA 90. aastapäeva

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    2004-01-01

    Näitustest. 29. X audoktorite Udo Kultermanni ja Juhani Pallasmaa loengud ning ümarlaud "Disain, tulevik ja identiteet", kus esitavad ettekande Halldor Gislason (Reykjavik), Francois Penz (Cambridge), Bruce Brown (Brighton), Peter McGrory (Helsingi) ja Michael U. Hensel (London), ümarlauda juhib Jüri Soolep. 30. X vilistlaspäev, audoktoriteks promoveeritakse Juhani Pallasmaa, Udo Kultermann, Lars Olof Larsson ja Yrjö Sotamaa

  8. Dial-A-Decon Solution Chemistry GAP Testing

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    2012-04-01

    either liquid chromatography (LC) or gas chromatography (GC), depending on the sample to be analyzed. Detection is performed by a mass spectrometer...1971. 16. Larsson, L. Reaction of isopropoxymcthylphosphoryl fluoride (Sarin) with hydrogen peroxide. Ada Chem. Scand. 1958, (12), pp 723-30. 17. Yang...6. Sodium percarbonate, an adduct of sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide 16 Figure 7. pH dependence of percarbonate reaction with VX 17

  9. Influence of salinity on the life table demography of a rare Cladocera Latonopsis australis

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    Haridevan, G.; Jyothibabu, R.; Arunpandi, N.; Jagadeesan, L.; Biju, A.

    of the zooplankton community (more than 50%) at times when they form massive swarms.Cladocera is a good model organism in fieldand experimental studies due to their short generation time (Larsson and Miracle 1997; Forror et al. 2008; Suhett et al. 2015... and Sharma 1988; Murugan et al.1998; Raghunathan and Suresh2002; Sivakumar andAltaff 2004)and coastal/ brackish water environments (MadhupratapandHaridas 1975; Gowsami and Devassy 1991; Shrivastava et al. 1999; Acuthankutty et al. 2000).On one hand...

  10. Geometric formula for prism deflection

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    [1] See, e.g., W K H Panofsky and M Phillips, Classical electricity and magnetism. (Addison-Wesley, Reading, 1962). [2] A Larsson, M Siegbahn and I Waller, Naturewiss. 12, 1212 (1924). [3] C S Schneider and C G Shull, Phys. Rev. B3, 830 (1971). [4] W Just, C S Schneider, R Ciszewski and C G Shull, Phys. Rev. B7, 4142 ...

  11. Security of Quantum Repeater Network Operation

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    2016-10-03

    taxonomies for RFID tags, because both RFID tags and quantum links and nodes are sensitive to their local environment, and attacks at the physical level...vulnerable to being hacked . Thus, operation of the quantum repeater network is vulnerable to undetectable disruption of the network operation. This...Jogenfors, J., Elhassan, A. M., Ahrens, J., Bourennane, M., & Larsson, J. (2015). Hacking the Bell test using classical light in energy-time

  12. Emergency Physician Estimation of Blood Loss

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    2011-01-01

    Larsson C, Saltvedt S, Wiklund I, et al. Estimation of blood loss after cesarean section and vaginal delivery has low validity with a tendency to...of Emergency Medicine, Seattle, Washington Supervising Section Editor: H. Bryant Nguyen, MD, MS Submission history : Submitted November 9, 2010...between laboratory determination and visual estimation of blood loss during normal delivery . Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1991;38:119–124. 3

  13. The LHC at the AAAS

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    2011-01-01

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science held its annual meeting in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. last week.   Veteran science writer Tim Radford introduces LHC scientists during a media briefing at the AAAS annual meeting. Left to right: Felicitas Pauss, Tom LeCompte, Yves Schutz and Nick Hadley. As the world’s largest popular science meeting, the AAAS meeting is a major event in the calendar of science journalists.  At this year’s LHC session, CERN’s coordinator for international relations, Felicitas Pauss, opened the discussion, paving the way for Tom LeCompte of ATLAS, Joe Incandela of CMS, Yves Schutz of ALICE and Monica Pepe-Altarelli of LHCb to report on the status of the first year’s analysis from their experiments.    

  14. El debate sobre la reforma monetaria de 1905 en México

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    María Eugenia Romero Sotelo

    2014-06-01

    The purpose of this essay is to inquire about the way in which the internal debate regarding Mexico’s entrance into the Gold Standard was carried out during the Porfirian period. The debate occurred inside a Monetary Commission appointed by José Yves Limantour who, at the time, was Secretary of the Treasury. This discussion took place within a frame of struggle between domestic and international economic interests.

  15. Browse Title Index

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    Vol 6, No 6 (2012), Effet de la fertilisation azotée et phosphorée sur le développement de la Panachure jaune en riziculture aquatique en Côte d'Ivoire ... Ehoulé Kroa, Stéphane Koffi Doh, Yves Niabith Soko, Kevin Sylvestre Yohou, Omer Jean-Jacques Déassio Koulaï, Moussa Gbogbo, Koffi N'Guessan, Joseph Aka, Dinard ...

  16. Interaction Graphs: Graphings

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    Seiller, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    In two previous papers, we exposed a combinatorial approach to the program of Geometry of Interaction, a program initiated by Jean-Yves Girard. The strength of our approach lies in the fact that we interpret proofs by simpler structures - graphs - than Girard's constructions, while generalizing the latter since they can be recovered as special cases of our setting. This third paper extends this approach by considering a generalization of graphs named graphings, which is in some way a geometri...

  17. Pratique de l'échocardiographie transoesophagienne au Burkina ...

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    Nobila Valentin Yaméogo, Larissa Justine Kagambèga, Georges Rosario Christian Millogo, Aminata Niankara, Koudougou Jonas Kologo, Boubacar Jean Yves Toguyéni, André Samadoulougou, Patrice ... L'examen a été réalisé par un cardiologue avec un échographe de marque Siemens muni d'une sonde d'ETO.

  18. Etude des propriétés acoustiques et mécaniques d'un matériau métallique poreux modèle à base de sphères creuses de nickel

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    Gasser, Stéphane

    2003-01-01

    Président du jury : Michael F. Ashby Rapporteurs : Andreas Mortensen, Yves Aurégan Autres membres : Jean-Louis Auriault, Hervé Batard; This thesis has focused on a model metallic cellular material, in order to provide a candidate material and design tools of an acoustic liner for turboengine exhausters. The acoustic absorption problem has lead to discuss an analytic, descriptive modelling that was available in the literature, and then to introduce a numerical technique allowing to predict the...

  19. War on Film: Military History Education. Video tapes, Motion Pictures, and Related Audiovisual Aids

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    1987-01-01

    The Battle of Austerlitz. (Color/73 min./1960) Starring Pierre Mondy, Orson Welles , and Jack Palance. The setting is Europe, 1810. The war is over...1970) Starring Yul Brynner, Curt Jurgens, Franco Nero, and Orson Welles . This is an epic film that re-creates the heroic Yugoslav Battle of Neretva, a...film is based on Norman Mailer’s famous novel. -Z L WN 234 Napoleon. (115 min,/1955) Starring Orson Welles , Maria Schell, Yves Montand, and Erich von

  20. Europan 9 soosis Tartut / Urmas Oja

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    Oja, Urmas, 1981-2012

    2008-01-01

    Üleeuroopalise arhitektuurikonkursi "Europan 9" tulemused Eesti võistlusaladel. Tallinna Paljassaare sadamaala: II koht - töö "Veeäärse linna arendamine", Sayman Bostanci, ära märgiti töö "Urbland" (loetletud 11 itaalia arhitekti). Tartu Annelinna-äärne loodusväärtuslik krunt: I koht - "Linlik ökosüsteemi disain", Pierre-Yves Rustant, II - "Illusiooni taskud", Yuri Gerrits, Martin Birgel

  1. JPRS Report East Europe.

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    1990-06-12

    Novotel, The Quill Group system is not typical, but it illustrates the Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Coca - Cola , Pepsi Cola , Yves business structure yet unknown in...participation in individual enterprises as demand arises others, even by the advertisements . What is involved are (selling to other enterprises, to...on exports and new features have figured in export strategy , if we can imports do in fact confirm the government’s arguments even speak about a

  2. Aurora-A as a Modifier of Breast Cancer Risk in BRCA 1/2 Mutation Carriers

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    2007-06-01

    Brigitte Bressac- de -Paillerets, Véronique Byrde, Corinne Capoulade, Gilbert Lenoir , Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France; Yves-Jean Bignon, Nancy...regulation of the G2 to M phase transition in the cell cycle . In addition, it has been shown that both proteins are localized to the centrosome and...Chenevix-Trench G, Milne RL, Antoniou AC, Couch FJ, Easton DF, Goldgar DE ; CIMBA. An international initiative to identify genetic modifiers of cancer risk

  3. Browse Author Index

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    Items 1 - 34 of 34 ... Bazonzi, José Mvuezolo · Bbaala, Phineas · Belay, Kassa · Bend, P · Benga, N · Berghman, Jos · Bertin, Bidima Innocent · Besada, H · Beyene, Msmelash · Bhana, D · Blé, Raoul Germain · Blé, RG · Bodin, Dominique · Bond, P · Bonger, Tenkir · Bourdet, Yves · Boyer, F · Braga, Carla Teófilo · Bredeloup, S

  4. Historical trajectories of fashion: from ancient luxury to its democratization

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    António Machuco Rosa

    2014-08-01

    concept of luxury as opposed to the social significance that luxury possessed in premodern societies. The evolution of luxury is seen within the context of the evolution of fashion, highlighting how it participates in the emergence of modern forms of display of individual desire. This evolution is analyzed through four historical examples: the dandy “Beau” Brummell, the haute couture initiated by Frederik Worth, the creations of Yves Saint Laurent and the collections that Karl Lagerfeld developed for H&M.

  5. Emeritus professors

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    2015-01-01

    Maurice Agulhon, Contemporary French History (from 1986 to 1997) Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Biology and Genetics of Development (from 2000 to 2012) Étienne-Émile Baulieu, Bases and Principles of Human Reproduction (from 1993 to 1998) Alain BERTHOZ, Physiology of Perception and Action (from 1993 to 2010) Georges BLIN, Modern French Literature (from 1965 to 1988) Yves BONNEFOY, Comparative Studies of the Poetic Function (from 1981 to 1993) Pierre BOULEZ, Invention, Technique and Language i...

  6. CMS delegation for MTB55 held at Tata Institute in Mumbai (Bombay) during CMS week 14 December 2000.

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    A. Payn

    2000-01-01

    CMS delegation at MTB55 in Tata Institue Mumbai on 14 December 2000. From left to right Bertrand Blau/ETHZ, Stefania Farinon/INFN-Genova, Alain Hervé/CERN, Lucien Veillet/CERN, Jean-Paul Grillet/CERN, Yves Pabot/Saclay, Bruno Levesy/Saclay, Alain Payn/Saclay, François Kircher/Saclay, Benoît Curé/CERN.

  7. L'ingénierie des connaissances : développements, résultats et perspectives pour la gestion des connaissances médicales

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    Charlet, Jean

    2002-01-01

    Jury: M. Jean-Charles Pomerol (Président) Régis BEUSCART (Rapporteur) Yves CHIARAMELLA (Rapporteur) Philippe LORINO (Rapporteur) Catherine GARBAY (Examinateur) Thomas SIMILOWSKI (Examinateur) Bruno BACHIMONT (Examinateur); The work presented here aims at describe knowledge engineering principles and its contributions to medical knowledge management. Numerous years of work in fundamental domain as knowledge engineering or applied one as medical knowledge management are convince me that it was ...

  8. Domain decomposition methods for mortar finite elements

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    Widlund, O.

    1996-12-31

    In the last few years, domain decomposition methods, previously developed and tested for standard finite element methods and elliptic problems, have been extended and modified to work for mortar and other nonconforming finite element methods. A survey will be given of work carried out jointly with Yves Achdou, Mario Casarin, Maksymilian Dryja and Yvon Maday. Results on the p- and h-p-version finite elements will also be discussed.

  9. Predictive value of cystatin C for the identification of illness severity in adult patients in a mixed intensive care unit.

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    Dalcomune, Dyanne M; Terrão, Jorge; Porto, Marcella L; Vasquez, Elisardo C; Baldo, Marcelo P; Pereira, Thiago M C

    2016-07-01

    This study compared serum cystatin C (CysC) with conventional biomarkers of renal function in terms of their ability to predict illness severity in patients in a mixed intensive care unit (ICU). The present study also tested the hypothesis that increased CysC could predict illness severity in different clinical conditions in adult patients admitted to the ICU. The performance of serum creatinine, urea and CysC, as well as the Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) estimates (Cockcroft-Gault/MDRD/Larsson and CKD-EPI Equations) in predicting illness severity was compared in 60 critically ill patients. Adult patients admitted to the hospital were screened for eligibility in this prospective and observational study. The mean patient age was 52±19years. The average APACHE II score was 9.5±6 for the entire sample. The patients were assigned to two different degrees of severity, and the internally derived cut off value was an APACHE II scorepatients in the APACHEII ≥10 group. The ROC curve analyses indicated that both urea and CysC levels have high sensitivity and specificity in the prediction of illness severity using the APACHE II as a gold standard prognostic stratification system. Furthermore, CysC was more accurate than the Larsson, CKD-EPI CysC, CKD-EPI Cr-CysC, Cockcroft-Gault and CKD-EPI Cr CFR estimation methods compared with the MDRD method. Additionally, CysC was a good predictor in both young and old patients, whereas urea was not predictive of illness severity. Our findings suggest that CysC and GFR estimates (Larsson or CKD-EPI CysC methods) are good predictors of illness severity in adult patients hospitalized in a mixed ICU. Copyright © 2016 The Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Inherited ichthyosis: Syndromic forms.

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    Yoneda, Kozo

    2016-03-01

    Among diseases that cause ichthyosis as one of the symptoms, there are some diseases that induce abnormalities in organs other than the skin. Of these, diseases with characteristic signs are regarded as syndromes. Although these syndromes are very rare, Netherton syndrome, Sjögren-Larsson syndrome, Conradi-Hünermann-Happle syndrome, Dorfman-Chanarin syndrome, ichthyosis follicularis, atrichia and photophobia (IFAP) syndrome, and Refsum syndrome have been described in texts as representative ones. It is important to know the molecular genetics and pathomechanisms in order to establish an effective therapy and beneficial genetic counseling including a prenatal diagnosis. © 2016 Japanese Dermatological Association.

  11. Supra-molecular structure and chemical reactivity of cellulose I studied using CP/MAS (sup)13 C-NMR

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    Chunilall, Viren

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Supra-Molecular Structure and Chemical Reactivity of Cellulose I Studied Using CP/MAS 13C-NMR Viren Chunilall, Tamara Bush and Per Tomas Larsson Additional information is available at the end... can be used in the production of many different types and qualities of pulp samples for a broad range of applications. The sulphite process can be categorised according to the pH into four different types of pulping namely Acid bi-sulphite, Bi...

  12. Game engine gems 2

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    Lengyel, Eric

    2011-01-01

    GRAPHICS AND RENDERINGFast Computation of Tight-Fitting Oriented Bounding Boxes; Thomas Larsson (Senior Lecturer at Mälardalen University) & Linus Källberg (Lecturer at Mälardalen University)Modeling, Lighting, and Rendering Techniques for Volumetric Clouds; Frank Kane (Founder of Sundog Software, LLC)Simulation of Night-Vision and Infrared Sensors; Frank Kane (Founder of Sundog Software, LLC)Screen-Space Classification for Efficient Deferred Shading; Balor Knight (Senior Principal Programmer at Black Rock Studio), Matthew Ritchie (Principal Programmer at Black Rock Studio), George Parrish (Se

  13. EKA 90. aastapäeva juubelinädalale on planeeritud mitmeid üritusi nii peamajas kui osakondades

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    Kunstööstuskooli tutvustavast näitusest. 29. X audoktorite Udo Kultermanni ja Juhani Pallasmaa loengud ning ümarlaua ettekanded (osalejad loetletud), ümarlauda juhib Jüri Soolep. EKA galeriis valgusinstallatsioonide näitus "Think Lightly", osalevad Sirli Põllumäe, Riho Tiivel, Helis Podnek, Marion Uuspõld, Pent Talvet, Mehis Tiitsar, Merike Rehepapp, Veiko Vaine. Üliõpilaste loomingu väljapanekud. 30. X vilistlaspäev, pidulikul aktusel promoveeritakse audoktoriteks Juhani Pallasmaa, Udo Kultermann, Lars Olof Larsson ja Yrjö Sotamaa. Vabade kunstide osakonna rändnäitus "Ekskursioon" sisekaitseakadeemias

  14. Bicontinuous liquid crystals

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    2005-01-01

    PrefaceIntroduction AcknowledgmentsBicontinuous Cubic Liquid Crystalline Materials: A Historical Perspective and Modern Assessment; Kr̄e LarssonIntermediate Phases; Michael C. Holmes and Marc S. LeaverCubic Phases and Human Skin: Theory and Practice; Steven Hoath and Lars NorlňThe Relationship between Bicontinuous Inverted Cubic Phases and Membrane Fusion; D.P. SiegelAspects of the Differential Geometry and Topology of Bicontinuous Liquid-Crystalline Phases; Robert W. CorkeryNovel L3 Phases and Their Macroscopic Properties; R. Beck and H. HoffmannBicontinuous Cubic Phases of Lipids with Entra

  15. Negotiating the Political Self on Social Media Platforms An In-Depth Study of Image-Management in an Election-Campaign in a Multi-Party Democracy

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The elections 2010 were the first in Sweden where social media platforms were used to a large extent by politicians and parties in their campaigns. In this paper we follow the liberal parliamentarian Nina Larsson, who in tandem with traditional election campaigning used social media platforms with the guidance of a local communication agency, Hello Clarice. The paper is theoretically grounded in an understanding of our time as late modern, of social media use as expressive and web campaigning as to large extent revolving around image-management. The research question that will be attended to in this paper is how Nina Larsson used social media platforms in her campaign negotiate the image of herself. The methods used for empirical data-gathering are inspired by (nethnography, with both participant observation online and offline, interviews as well as content analyses of Nina's social media postings. Results indicate that she used social media platforms to control her political image, to amplify selected text - texts that often originated in offline/broadcast media – and to negotiate a position within the Liberal Party rather than to deliberate with potential voters.

  16. Effet de l'extrait aqueux de l'écorce de tige de Anthocleista ...

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    Ehoulé Kroa, Stéphane Koffi Doh, Yves Niabith Soko, Kevin Sylvestre Yohou, Omer Jean-Jacques Déassio Koulaï, Moussa Gbogbo, Koffi N'Guessan, Joseph Aka, Dinard Kouassi. Abstract. En Côte d'Ivoire, le diabète sucré est un problème majeur de santé publique avec une prévalence estimée à 9,6%. Les remèdes à ...

  17. Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Development of the Olefin Metathesis Method in Organic Synthesis

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    Casey, Charles P.

    2006-02-01

    The 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Yves Chauvin of the Institut Français du Pétrole, Robert H. Grubbs of CalTech, and Richard R. Schrock of MIT "for development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis". The discoveries of the laureates provided a chemical reaction now used daily in the chemical industry for the efficient and more environmentally friendly production of important pharmaceuticals, fuels, synthetic fibers, and many other products. This article tells the story of how olefin metathesis became a truly useful synthetic transformation and a triumph for mechanistic chemistry, and illustrates the importance of fundamental research. See JCE Featured Molecules .

  18. Devjatõi arhitekturnõi konkurs Europan vporu Tartu / Urmas Oja

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    2008-01-01

    Üleeuroopalise arhitektuurikonkursi "Europan 9" tulemused Eesti võistlusaladel. Tallinna Paljassaare sadamaala: II koht - töö "Developing a Waterside City", Sayman Bostanci. Tartu Annelinna-äärne loodusväärtuslik krunt: I koht - "Urban Ecosystem Design", Pierre-Yves Rustant, II - "Pockets of Illusion", Yuri Gerrits, Martin Birgel. Toodud ka kaks äramärgitud tööd, Rootsi-Eesti ühisžürii liikmed (Eestist Andres Alver, Triin Ojari, varuliige Inga Raukas)

  19. [Representations of death (exploratory research with people nearing death).].

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    Desrosiers, Y

    1985-01-01

    In this article, we have explored the concepts of death as described by people in close contact with death (either personal or professional). A projective test AT9 (by Yves Durand, psychologist) was completed by sixteen persons in mourning, twenty-five workers directly involved in a situation of death and twenty-three "normal" subjects (control), that is, without an immediate proximity with death. An important theoretical conclusion stems from this exploratory survey: the nearness of death does not seem to affect the concepts of death. The exploration of this imagi-nery world of concepts of death has allowed those engaged in counselling to help people affected by death.

  20. O MARXISMO COM "DISTINGOS"

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    1979-01-01

    Full Text Available Jean Yves Calvez, um dos maiores especialistas contemporâneos do pensamento de Marx, autor, dentre outros numerosos livros e artigos, da obra clássica "La Pensée de KarI Marx", traduzida em todos os principais idiomas (trad. port. de Agostinho Velloso S.J., ed. Livraria Tavares Martins, 2 vols., analisa o problema que, sob variantes diversas se renova constantemente na Igreja, nos últimos decênios, a saber, o dos cristãos que intentam adoptar o marxismo "com distingos", isto é, adoptar parte do mesmo,dissociada do todo.

  1. A Model for Predicting Cognitive and Emotional Health from Structural and Functional Neurocircuitry Following Traumatic Brain Injury

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    2014-10-01

    and other supervised psychological services for a broad spectrum of client problems. Duties included regular therapy contacts with four to eight...David V Sheehan, M.D., M.B.A.  Yves Lecrubier, M.D. / Christian Even, M.D.  University of South Florida College of Medicine  Centre  Hospitalier Sainte...emotional intelligence using functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging. 2011-2014 Effects of Bright Light Therapy on Sleep, Cognition

  2. Tectonic and eustatic control on a mixed siliciclastic-carbonate platform during the Late Oxfordian-Kimmeridgian (La Rochelle platform, western France)

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    Carcel, Damien; Colombié, Claude; Giraud, Fabienne; Courtinat, Bernard

    2010-01-01

    Boreal and Tethyan realms of Western Europe present significant sedimentological, paleontological, and stratigraphic differences. The purpose of this study is to constrain regional versus global controls on the dynamics of a sedimentary system located at the interface of these two realms in order to better understand the origin of their differences. Detailed sedimentological, palynofacies and calcareous nannofossil analyses were performed on two sections from the La Rochelle platform (western France). The Pas section includes part of the Late Oxfordian and Early Kimmeridgian, and the Rocher d'Yves section is assigned to the Late Kimmeridgian. They correspond to monotonous marl-argillaceous limestone alternations. Limestones are essentially mudstones with echinoderms, bivalves and foraminifera that suggest low-energy, open-marine conditions. Highly bioclastic and/or peloidal deposits occur commonly, and show wackestones to wacke-pack-grainstones textures. These deposits indicate frequent high-energy events, and are interpreted as storm deposits. Marls dominate in the most proximal depositional environments, while calcareous deposits are more important in more distal environments. The Rocher d'Yves section is globally more marly than the Pas section, suggesting a more proximal setting. Palynofacies are dominated by woody particles, suggesting shallow-water, proximal depositional environments. Calcareous nannofossils are ascidian spicules, coccoliths, and schizospheres. Watznaueria britannica dominate calcareous nannofossil assemblages in the Pas section. The Rocher d'Yves assemblages are quasi-exclusively composed of Cyclagelosphaera margerelii, and indicate more proximal paleoenvironments than those of the Pas section. Different orders of depositional sequences are defined, with sequence boundaries corresponding to the most rapid relative sea-level falls. They are hierarchically stacked, and correlate, on the basis of ammonite zones, with the sequences of

  3. François Bayrou visits CERN

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    2008-01-01

    On 3 July, François Bayrou, president of the French political party MOuvement DÉMocrate, visited CERN and took part in a round-table discussion. François Bayrou and Yves Schutz, from the ALICE collaboration, on the experimental site.As a politician, Mr Bayrou greatly appreciated the opportunity to hold discussions with CERN scientists on the international and collaborative nature of the science being done here, and on the development of particle physics over the next fifty years.

  4. Euro-Paabel : arhitektuurivõistlus Europan 9 = Euro-Babel : Europan 9 Architecture Competition / Triin Ojari

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    2008-01-01

    Žürii liige üleeuroopalisest arhitektuurikonkursist "Europan 9", tulemustest Eesti võistlusaladel. Tallinna Paljassaare sadamaala: II koht - töö "Developing a waterside city", Sayman Bostanci, ära märgiti töö "Urbland", Filippo Ortolani, Giulia Pedemonte, Ivan Esposito, Chiara Leone, Emiliano Auriemma, Francesco Bigi, Carola Clemente, Matteo Giannini, Barbara Del Brocco, Francesco Lai, Carlo Peiser. Tartu Annelinna ja Anne kanali vaheline ala: I koht - "Urban ecosystem design", Pierre-Yves Rustant, II - "Pockets of illusion", Yuri Gerrits, Martin Birgel, ergutuspreemia - Nuno Abrantes

  5. EC sponsorship for CDS Agenda and Webcast.

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    Maximilien Brice

    2002-01-01

    The CERN Document Server Agenda and Webcast Services tool is now part of the European Commission s Integrated Digital Conferencing (InDiCo) project to develop a service platform for the production, archiving, searching and filtering of multimedia content from conferences and seminars. CERN is providing the agenda-management software, as well as a large collection of digital material that will be used for initial tests of the system. Pictured here are the members of the Document Handling group in Education and Technology Transfer division who are participating in the project: (left to right) Jean-Yves Le Meur, Erik Simon, Thomas Baron and Hector Sanchez.

  6. Presencia y distribución de micofilas en gramíneas de Argentina

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    Lugo, Mónica A.

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available The mycophyllas were studied in grasses (Poaceae from natural Argentinian grasslands. Festuca fiebrigii Pilg., F. hieronymi Hack. var. expansa (St. Yves Türpe, F. parodii St. Yves, Melica macra Nees, M. stuckertii Hack., Poa hieronymi Hack.. P. holciformis J. Presl, P. lilloi Hack., P. plicata Hack, and P. stuckertii (Hack. Parodi are reponed as new hosts and the distribution área of the association for Festuca arundinacea Schreb., F. hieronymi Hack, var. hieronymi and F. tucumanica E.B. Alexeev, has been extended. The interaction was a mutualistic symbiosis. Most of the species had both the culm parenchyma and the fruits colonized, except in Melica macra. Poa hieronymi and P. plicata, where the symbiont was only observed in the parenchyma. On the other hand, variation in the association was observed in relation to the host species, location and altitude.Se realiza un estudio de las micofilas encontradas en gramíneas (Poaceae de pastizales naturales de Argentina. La búsqueda del simbionte fúngico se efectuó en plantas vivas y herborizadas. Se dan a conocer como nuevos hospedantes a Festucafiebrigii Pilg., F. hieronymi Hack, var. expanda (St. Yves Türpe, F. parodii St. Yves, Melica macra Nees, M. stuckertii Hack., Poa hieronymi Hack., P. holciformis J. Presl, P. lilloi Hack., P. plicata Hack, y P. stuckertii (Hack. Parodi, y se amplía el área de distribución de la asociación para Festuca arundinacea Schreb., F. hieronymi Hack. var. hieronymi y F. tucumanica E.B. Alexeev. El tipo de interacción observada corresponde a una simbiosis mutualista. En la mayoría de las especies analizadas el endófito colonizó el parenquima de las cañas y los frutos, salvo en Melica macra. Poa hieronymi y P. alicata, en las que solo se observó en el parenquima. Por otro lado, la presencia de micofilas presentó variaciones con relación a la especie del hospedante, altitud y localidad de procedencia.

  7. Modelo de negocio para el archivo fotográfico de la Biblioteca Pública Piloto 2012-2013

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    Molina, Jorge; Howard, John; Durán, Karol

    2012-01-01

    En febrero de 2011, la Biblioteca Pública Piloto de Medellín para América Latina solicitó asesoría a la Universidad EAFIT para diseñar un modelo de negocio viable que le permita comercializar las imágenes de su archivo fotográfico patrimonial.Como respuesta a esta solicitud, este documento presenta un modelo de negocio basado en la Metodología de Alexander Osterwalder e Yves Pigneur y su planteamiento para la generación de modelos de negocio innovadores, a través del desarrollo de nueve bloqu...

  8. Building 887: An Aladdin's Cave for Physicists

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    Building 887 on the Prévessin site is home to numerous experiments bringing together physicists and engineers from around the world. Its diversity makes the huge building a replica of CERN in miniature. The Installation unit of the SL EA group in front of the support structure for the ATLAS muon chambers. From left to right, seated: Pierre Gimenez, Yves Bonnet, Yves Naveau, Alain Pinget, Christian Becquet, Camille Adenot; standing: Philippe Guillot, Thierry Reynes, Monserrat Zurita-Perez, Claude Ferrari et Denis Gacon. The big wheel to be used for the ATLAS muon chambers (see below) is much the most spectacular installation currently occupying Building 887. But it is far from being the only attraction. Push open the heavy doors of this immense hall and it is a bit like entering a physicists' Aladdin's cave. The building, 55 metres wide and 300 metres long, is a treasure trove of engineering and technology, a CERN in miniature, housing dozens of collaborations from all over the world. With its 150...

  9. Quark Matter 2011 (QM11) Quark Matter 2011 (QM11)

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    2011-12-01

    International Advisory Committee Antinori, FedericoPaic, Guy Braun-Munzinger, PeterPajares, Carlos Cifarelli, LuisaPeitzmann, Thomas Erazmus, BarbaraRedlich, Krzysztof Eskola, KariRiccati, Lodovico Gaardhøje, Jens JørgenRoland, Gunther Gale, CharlesRoy, Christelle Gelis, FrancoisSchukraft, Jürgen Giubellino, PaoloSinha, Bikash Greiner, CarstenSrivastava, Dinesh Gyulassy, MiklosStachel, Johanna Harris, JohnSteinberg, Peter Hatsuda, TetsuoStroth, Joachim Heinz, UlrichSugitate, Toru Jacak, BarbaraTserruya, Itzhak Karsch, FrithjofVelkovska, Julia Kharzeev, DimaWang, Enke Kodama, TakeshiWang, Xin, Nian Lévai, PéterWessels, Johannes Manko, VladislavXu, Nu Müller, BerndtZajc, William Ollitrault, Jean-Yves Organizing Committee Arleo, FrancoisDupieux, Pascal Bastid, NicoleFurget, Christophe Bourgeois, Marie-LaureGranier de Cassagnac, Raphael Bregant, MarcoGuernane, Rachid Carminati, FedericoHervet, Carnita Castillo, JavierKuhn, Christian Cheynis, BrigitteOlivier, Nathalie Conesa, DelValle, Zaida Connor, MichelleRenshall, Lucy Crochet, PhilippeSuire, Christophe Delagrange, HuguesTihinen, Ulla Program Committee Schutz, Yves (Chair)Baldisseri, Alberto Wiedemann, Urs (co-Chair)Safarik, Karel Aurenche, Patrick

  10. Análise psicológica do trabalho: dos conceitos aos métodos

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    Marta Santos

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available With this article, we intend to present the theoretical and methodological framework of the work developed by Yves Clot.We will start by briefly situating the anchor points of his research and intervention proposals, as well as the goals he aims to reach.We can, then, state that the author, affiliated with the Russian school of psychology, has developed a group of studies with the purpose of identifying the relations established between subjectivity and work activity. His research studies start with real work situation analysis aimed at its transformation, which, assuming a historical and cultural perspective, implies understanding the developmental history of workers´ activities. In this intervention, the author tries to articulate the real and done, the individual and the collective, mobilizing methodologies that privilege the language mediation and of the others in order to (reconstruct the professional rules valorised by its professionals. It is in the (reconstruction of this professional genre that the workers encounter the difficulties that they must manage and respect, but it also becomes a resource for action itself.In Yves Clot´s perspective, this is the only way to guarantee the psychological function of work.

  11. O auto-respeito na escola Self-respect in school

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    Vera Lucia Trevisan de Souza

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudo com objetivo de identificar os valores presentes na escola e verificar quais interações favorecem a construção e ou a manutenção dos valores morais em particular o auto-respeito. Com enfoque teórico da Psicologia Socioistórica, a investigação apoiou-se nos estudos sobre moralidade de Jean Piaget e Yves de la Taille e constatou que coexistem na escola interações favorecedoras e não favorecedoras da construção de valores morais sendo que as últimas são mais freqüentes.This study aims at to identify the values found in school and to verify which interactions favor the construction and/or maintenance of moral values, especially self-respect. Departing from the theoretical approach of sociohistorical Psychology, the investigation is based on the studies on morality conducted by Jean Piaget and Yves de la Taille, and has come to the conclusion that interactions promoting and not promoting the construction of moral values coexist in school, the second being the most frequent.

  12. O que é Interdisciplinaridade?

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    Nali Rosa Silva Ferreira

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO:O livro “O que é interdisciplinaridade?” organizado pela professora Ivani Fazenda é uma publicação da Cortez Editora, em 2008, e enfoca a interdisciplinaridade no currículo e na formação de professores. Está apresentado em treze capítulos e contou com a participação dos autores: Abdelkrim Hasni, Adriana Alves, Anderson Araújo-Oliveira, Diamantino F. Trindade, Dirce E. Tavares, Fernando César de Souza, Ivone Yared, Johanne Lebrun, Maria José Eras Guimarães, Mariana Aranha Moreira José, Raquel Gianolla Miranda, Ruy Cezar do Espírito Santo, Sonia Regina Albano de Lima, Yves Lenoir.PALAVRAS-CHAVE:Multidisciplinaridade; Interdisciplinaridades; CurrículoABSTRACT: The book "What is interdisciplinarity?" Organized by Professor Ivani Farm is published by Editora Cortez in 2008 and focuses on the interdisciplinary curriculum and teacher training. Is presented in thirteen chapters and was attended by the authors: Abdelkrim Hasni, Adriana Alves, Anderson Araújo-Oliveira, F. Diamond Trinity, Dirce E. Tavares, Fernando César de Souza, Ivone Yared, Johanne Lebrun, Maria José Guimarães Ages, Mariana Moreira Spider Joseph, Rachel Gianolla Miranda, Ruy Cezar the Holy Spirit, Sonia Regina Albano de Lima, Yves Lenoir. KEYWORDS: Multidisciplinary; Interdisciplinaridades; resumeRecebido: 29/06/2009       Aceito: 25/08/2009  

  13. Only noise if you can see. Spazi vuoti e luoghi dell'arte

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    Filippo Fimiani

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    Full Text Available What happens to critical and aesthetic discourse when a painter promises that he will not paint anymore? What goes on when a famous artist says that all the paintings are just junk or dust, and all the institutional sites of the art-world – actually, the White cube of Clement Greemberg’s Modernism – are just wasted spaces? What’s the matter or the reason of the prestige of a similar no-working man, and what’s the perceptible quality of the value of a so-called art without any artefact at all? In the late '50sand early'60s in Paris, Andy Warhol and Yves Klein claimin different butvery similar ways the end of painting and the disappearing of the work of art from the exposition site and its becoming immaterial or environmental art, indiscernible within its surrounding living space and, finally, with the atmosphere of glamour and snobbish artist’s life. What kind of phenomenology, pragmatic, rhetoric, poetics, economy and ontology is possible when nospectatorialmode of visual consumption is any longer possible? What type of aesthetic relationship actually happens under these planned and produced conditions of non-perceptual and ‘artialized’ living experience? After more than fifty years, the statements of The philosophy of Andy Warhol and the Exposition of void of Yves Klein have not yet stopped to pose questions as such to aesthetics, theory of literature and critics, and to the history of art.

  14. Orienteering club

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    Coupe de printemps - les épreuves s’enchainent Le Club du CERN organisait la 4e étape de la coupe Genevoise de printemps samedi 9 avril. Tout était au rendez-vous pour une belle épreuve : soleil et nouvelle carte dans la forêt de Pougny-Challex. Les podiums des 5 parcours sont les suivants :   Facile court (2 km – 8 postes) : 1er Lucine Gintzburger en 29:01 - 2e Maria & Adèle Rapseviciute en 41:34 - 3e Emanuelle Alves en 41 :40. Facile moyen (2,9 km – 9 postes) : 1ere Konstantinos Haider (CO CERN) en 26:01 - 2e Joho en 34:41 - 3e Odysseas Willians/Jan Bleesz en 38:43. Technique court (3,2 km – 8 postes) : 1er Elisabeth Geneux en 32:08 - 2e Dominique Balay (CO CERN) en 33:59 - 3e Yves Meynet en 35:18. Technique moyen (4,9 km – 10 postes) : 1er Pierre-Yves Meyer en 47:04 - 2e Julien Nicolet en 50:06 - 3e Jean-Pierre Poncet en 50:42. Technique long (6,6 km &a...

  15. A conversão dos Tupinambá entre oralidade e escrita nos relatos franceses dos séculos XVI e XVII

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    Andrea Daher

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    Full Text Available A atitude de tolerância frente ao índio, a herança cultural das relações amigáveis franco-tupi e a conversão gentil são os fundamentos da representação do índio tupinamba docilmente "convertível" contida nos relatos dos capuchinhos Claude d'Abbeville e Yves d'Evreux. A língua indígena aparece transcrita nestes livros sob a forma do diálogo e do discurso, mostrando o "selvagem convertível" dotado de palavra para expressar, em sua língua, seu desejo de conversão e de aliança com os franceses.The attitude of tolerance toward the indian, the cultural inheritance of the friendly franco-tupi relationship and the gentle conversion are the basis of the representation of the Tupinamba "convertible" with docility found in Claude d'Abbeville's and Yves d'Evreux's relations. The indian language is transcripted in these books as dialogues and speeches, showing the "convertible savage" endowed with the word in order to express in his own language his will of conversion and his alliance with the French.

  16. PARTICLE-larly Enriching Night at CERN!

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    2010-01-01

    After the 2010 European Researchers' Night, a contest was organised for its participants, asking them to write about their experience. We are now pleased to announce the winner: Yves-Marie Ducimetière, a 14-year-old student at the Lycée International de Ferney-Voltaire.    Yves-Marie Ducimetière. The visit began for me around 20.30, as we all joined our respective groups to board a CERN shuttle to our final destination, which was LHCb in my case. I was heading into the unknown! On leaving, I knew nothing about this place, and the discovery made it all the more interesting. Upon arriving, a woman explained that their research looked at antimatter, or rather, the reason why it disappeared from our Universe – she then accompanied us inside. Amazingly, I found the place to be both friendly and serious. One physicist spoke passionately about the purpose of LHCb, in short: colliding particles in order to understand the Big Bang, the origin of t...

  17. Interfon

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    www.interfon.fr Rendez-vous sur notre site pour toutes les « News » Interfon « News » « Nouveau partenaire chez Interfon » L’équipe de vente de la Direction des Opérations Internationales de Peugeot et Citroën vous accueillera le 13 juin de 10 h à 18 h à l’Holiday Inn de Thoiry autour d’un buffet Pour vous faire découvrir et essayer  les dernières nouveautés  Peugeot 2008 et 208 GTi, nouveau Citroën C4 Picasso... Présentez votre carte de sociétaire et profitez des conditions de vente préférentielles réservées aux fonctionnaires internationaux. Vos contacts Yves Moreau :   +33 (0)6 30 52 83 11 yves.moreau@mpsa.com Claude Paronneau :  +33 (0) 6  75 76 91 04 claude.paronneau@mpsa.com * * * * * Les 13, 1...

  18. Exploring the Multitude of Muslims in Europe. Essays in Honour of Jørgen S. Nielsen

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    through conceptualisations, productions and explorations of the multitudes of Muslims in Europe, and the authors draw on Jørgen S. Nielsen’s own work on the history and challenges of the Muslim community in Europe, critical thinking, ethnicities and theologies of Muslims in Europe, Muslim minorities......In Exploring the Multitude of Muslims in Europe a number of friends and colleagues of Jørgen S. Nielsen have joined together to celebrate his life and work by reflecting his more than forty years of scholarly contributions to the study of Islam and Muslims in Europe. The fourteen articles move......, Muslim-Christian relations, and on Islamic legal challenges in Europe. Contributors are: Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Naveed Baig, Safet Bektovic, Mohammed Hashas, Thomas Hoffmann, Hans Raun Iversen, Göran Larsson, Werner Menski, Egdūnas Račius, Lissi Rasmussen, Mathias Rohe, Emil B. H. Saggau, Jakob...

  19. From Creep to Co-op: Research(er Paying the Cost of Discplacement?

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    Joakim Forsemalm

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    Full Text Available As discussed by planning researchers Jalakas & Larsson (2008, in Sweden, socie-tal issues such as social sustainability, urban life and gender fails to travel from comprehensive documents in the urban planning system to the legislative ones (i.e. the “detailed development plans”. This might, as this essay argues, have to do with the absence of “cultural brokers”, i.e a kind of translator of the narratives told in a particular society. Can researchers act as such translators – increasing the pre-cence of cultural and everyday-life experiences in legislative planning documents? This essay discusses problems and possibilities with an ethnography engageing with/in society.

  20. Educating engineering designers for a multidisciplinary future

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    course Product life and Environmental issues at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the master programme Product Development Processes at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden, are both curriculums with a broader view than traditional (mechanical) engineering design. Based...... solutions (McAloone, et.al., 2007). In manufacturing companies, engineering designers play a significant role in realising what is captured in these words. Future engineering designers will hold wider responsibilities for such tasks (McAloone, et.al., 2007; Larsson, et.al., 2005), thus challenging current...... engineering design education. Educating engineering designers today significantly differs from traditional engineering education (McAloone, et.al., 2007). However, a broader view of design activities gains little attention. The project course Product/Service-Systems, which is coupled to the lecture based...

  1. X-Ray Heating of the Ejecta of Supernova 1987A

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    Sonneborn, George; Larsson, Josefin; Fransson, Claes; Kirshner, Robert; Challis, Peter; McCray, Richard

    2012-01-01

    Analysis of Hubble Space Telescope Band R band images from 1994 to 2009 show that the optical luminosity of SN 1987A has transitioned from being powered by radioactive decay of Ti-44 to energy deposited by X-rays produced as the ejecta interacts with the surrounding material (Larsson et al. 2011, Nature, 474, 484). The B and R band flux from the densest, central parts of the ejecta followed the expected exponential decline until 2001 (about day 5000) when the flux in these bands started increasing, more than doubling by the end of 2009. This increase is the result of heat deposited by X-rays from the shock interaction of the fast-moving outer ejecta with the inner circumstellar ring. In time, the X-rays will penetrate farther into the ejecta, enabling us to analyze the structure and chemistry of the vanished star.

  2. Primary Sjögren syndrome: report of a 10 years old girl with local edema and positivity of anti SS-A and anti SS-B autoantibodies.

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    Shahi, E; Donati, C; Gattinara, M; Pontikaki, I; Gerloni, V

    2011-01-01

    Sjogren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) is an autoimmune disease, uncommon in childhood. We report a case of SLS in a 10-year-old girl with a history of tumor, calor and rubor in the back of her toes almost every month, which resolved in 4-5 days without therapy. She did not complain of dry mouth or dry eyes. The laboratory findings showed high inflammation markers, rheumatoid factor 128 IU, Waaler-Rose 256 IU, anti nuclear antibody (ANA) 1/640, SSA (anti Sjogren antigen A) and SSB (anti Sjogren antigen B) positive and hypergammaglobulinemia. The Schirmer's test resulted to be pathologic, the ultrasonography images and biopsy of minor salivary glands revealed focal periductal lymphocytic infiltrate and sialoduct ectasia class IV of juvenile Sjogren syndrome. The juvenile Sjogren syndrome is frequently under-diagnosed. Clinical manifestations in children might be different from the adult form, although laboratory findings may be similar to those found in adults.

  3. A Quantum Annealing Computer Team Addresses Climate Change Predictability

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    Halem, M. (Principal Investigator); LeMoigne, J.; Dorband, J.; Lomonaco, S.; Yesha, Ya.; Simpson, D.; Clune, T.; Pelissier, C.; Nearing, G.; Gentine, P.; hide

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    The near confluence of the successful launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory2 on July 2, 2014 and the acceptance on August 20, 2015 by Google, NASA Ames Research Center and USRA of a 1152 qubit D-Wave 2X Quantum Annealing Computer (QAC), offered an exceptional opportunity to explore the potential of this technology to address the scientific prediction of global annual carbon uptake by land surface processes. At UMBC,we have collected and processed 20 months of global Level 2 light CO2 data as well as fluorescence data. In addition we have collected ARM data at 2sites in the US and Ameriflux data at more than 20 stations. J. Dorband has developed and implemented a multi-hidden layer Boltzmann Machine (BM) algorithm on the QAC. Employing the BM, we are calculating CO2 fluxes by training collocated OCO-2 level 2 CO2 data with ARM ground station tower data to infer to infer measured CO2 flux data. We generate CO2 fluxes with a regression analysis using these BM derived weights on the level 2 CO2 data for three Ameriflux sites distinct from the ARM stations. P. Gentine has negotiated for the access of K34 Ameriflux data in the Amazon and is applying a neural net to infer the CO2 fluxes. N. Talik validated the accuracy of the BM performance on the QAC against a restricted BM implementation on the IBM Softlayer Cloud with the Nvidia co-processors utilizing the same data sets. G. Nearing and K. Harrison have extended the GSFC LIS model with the NCAR Noah photosynthetic parameterization and have run a 10 year global prediction of the net ecosystem exchange. C. Pellisier is preparing a BM implementation of the Kalman filter data assimilation of CO2 fluxes. At UMBC, R. Prouty is conducting OSSE experiments with the LISNoah model on the IBM iDataPlex to simulate the impact of CO2 fluxes to improve the prediction of global annual carbon uptake. J. LeMoigne and D. Simpson have developed a neural net image registration system that will be used for MODIS ENVI and will be

  4. Scientific rationale for the possible inhaled corticosteroid intraclass difference in the risk of pneumonia in COPD

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    Full Text Available Christer Janson,1 Georgios Stratelis,1,2 Anna Miller-Larsson,3 Tim W Harrison,4 Kjell Larsson5 1Respiratory, Allergy and Sleep Research Unit, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; 2Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity, AstraZeneca Nordic, Södertälje, Sweden; 3Respiratory GMed, AstraZeneca Gothenburg, Mölndal, Sweden; 4Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit, City Hospital Campus, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK; 5Lung and Airway Research, National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Abstract: Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs treatment combined with long-acting β2-adrenoceptor agonists (LABAs reduces the risk of exacerbations in COPD, but the use of ICSs is associated with increased incidence of pneumonia. There are indications that this association is stronger for fluticasone propionate than for budesonide. We have examined systematic reviews assessing the risk of pneumonia associated with fluticasone propionate and budesonide COPD therapy. Compared with placebo or LABAs, we found that fluticasone propionate was associated with 43%–78% increased risk of pneumonia, while only slightly increased risk or no risk was found for budesonide. We have evaluated conceivable mechanisms which may explain this difference and suggest that the higher pneumonia risk with fluticasone propionate treatment is caused by greater and more protracted immunosuppressive effects locally in the airways/lungs. These effects are due to the much slower dissolution of fluticasone propionate particles in airway luminal fluid, resulting in a slower uptake into the airway tissue and a much longer presence of fluticasone propionate in airway epithelial lining fluid. Keywords: COPD, pneumonia, inhaled corticosteroids, budesonide, fluticasone

  5. Cystatin C - a fast and reliable biomarker for glomerular filtration rate in head and neck cancer patients.

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    Bölke, Edwin; Schieren, Gisela; Gripp, Stephan; Steinbach, Gerald; Peiper, Matthias; Orth, Klaus; Matuschek, Christiane; Pelzer, Maximilian; Lammering, Guido; Houben, Ruud; Antke, Christina; Rump, Lars Christian; Mota, Rodrigo; Gerber, Peter Arne; Schuler, Patrick; Hoffmann, Thomas K; Rusnak, Ethelyn; Hermsen, Derik; Budach, Wilfried

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    Determination of renal function is a prerequisite for planning therapy in cancer patients. Limitations of creatinine as marker for the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) led to the proposal of cystatin C as a more accurate biomarker especially in mild renal insufficiency or in patients with low muscle mass. We compared the accuracy of cystatin C- and creatinine-based equations to estimate GFR in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients receiving platinum-based radiochemotherapy. The study population consisted of 52 HNC patients (GFR range, 37-105 mL/min/1.73 m(2) complemented by 17 patients with known renal insufficiency (GFR range, 10-60 mL/min/1.73 m(2)). Intraclass correlation coefficients were calculated between the reference method (51)Cr-EDTA clearance and estimated GFR by creatinine clearance and equations based on creatinine (Cockroft-Gault, modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD), Wright) or cystatin C (Larsson, Dade-Behring, Hoek). In addition, sensitivity and specificity to discriminate GFR > 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) were evaluated by receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC). The highest correlation coefficients were found for the cystatin C-based estimates in comparison with creatinine-based estimates or creatinine clearance, even though Bland-Altman plots revealed GFR overestimation for all equations tested. The cystatin C-based Hoek formula exhibited the highest overall precision and accuracy. GFR of 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) for the creatinine-based Wright formula, closely followed by the MDRD formula and cystatin C-based equations of Larsson, Dade-Behring, and Hoek. Cystatin C-based GFR estimates showed the overall strongest correlation to the reference method. Thus, we recommend cystatin C for GFR estimation in HNC patients as an alternative method to the estimated creatinine clearance in clinical practice.

  6. Use of cystatin C and serum creatinine for the diagnosis of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients undergoing contrast-enhanced computed tomography at an oncology centre.

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    Joao Italo Fortalesa Melo

    Full Text Available Our aim was to assess renal function using as laboratory measurements serum creatinine and cystatin C concentrations before and after administration of low-osmolarity (nonionic iodinated contrast medium in patients with cancer undergoing computed tomography (CT.This prospective study included 400 oncologic outpatients. Serum creatinine and cystatin C concentrations were measured before and 72 h after contrast administration. Glomerular filtration rates (GFRs were estimated using serum creatinine-based [Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD and Cockroft-Gault and cystatin C based (Larsson equations. Exploratory data analysis was performed. The nonparametric Wilcoxon test was used to compare pre and post contrast of test results and estimated clearance. The confidence interval used in the analysis was 95%.Compared with the pre-contrast values, the mean serum creatinine concentration was significantly higher and average GFRs estimated using MDRD and Cockcroft-Gault equations were significantly lower after the administration of contrast (p <0.001. It was also observed a significant increase after contrast in the concentration of Cystatin C (p = 0.015. In addition, a decrease in GFR estimated using the average Larsson (p = 0.021 was observed between time points. However, none of the patients presented clinically significant nephropathy.Assessment using serum creatinine and cystatin C concentrations showed changes in renal function among patients with cancer undergoing contrast-enhanced CT examination in this study. No significant renal damage related to the use of low-osmolarity iodinated contrast medium of the type and dosage employed in this study was observed. This contrast medium is thus safe for use in patients with cancer.

  7. PREFACE: Nanosafe 2012: International Conferences on Safe Production and Use of Nanomaterials

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    Tardif, François

    2013-04-01

    Welcome from the organizers The rapidly developing field of nanotechnology opens up many exciting opportunities and benefits for new materials with significantly improved properties as well as some revolutionary applications in the fields of energy, environment, medicine, etc. These new materials potentially pave the way to considerable innovations in many industries of the 21st century although associated risks must be perfectly under control for workers, consumers and the environment. So, one can easily understand why Nanosafety is now considered as a specific new scientific area, gaining in importance and maturity every day. Following the successful outcome of the two past international conferences on the safe production and use of nanomaterials: Nanosafe 2008 and 2010, the organizing committee has the pleasure of welcoming again to Grenoble some of the most famous specialists of the field in the world. In addition to the standard issues addressed in previous nanosafe conferences such as Toxicology, Eco-toxicology, Expology, Detection, Life Cycle Analysis, Regulation and Standardization, new topics of great interest will be dealt with this year, concerning Governance and practical Risk Management for OSH experts and Societal issues. In order to enhance the exchanges and conviviality three debates werw organized around Nano Governance, Toxicology and Ethics. We hope that you will appreciate this new Nanosafe edition like the previous ones. This is your Nanosafe conference, please enjoy. The Nanosafe conference organisers François Tardif and Frédéric Shuster Management Vanessa Gaultier Francois TardifFrederic ShusterVanessa Gaultier François TardifFrédéric Shuster Vanessa Gaultier Local Organizing Committee Vanessa GAULTIER (CEA) François TARDIF (CEA) Dominique BAGUET (CEA) Frédédric SHUSTER (CEA) Yves SICARD (CEA) Catherine DURAND (CEA) Didier MOLKO (MINATEC) International Scientific Committee Chair: Frédéric SCHUSTER (CEA, FR) François TARDIF (CEA

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, September 1981, v. 21(7)

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    1981-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: The King of Belgium recently paid a state visit to the People's Republic of China and invited four Belgian scientists to accompany him — M. Engelborghs-Bertelsr P. Melchior (Royal Observatory of Brussels and Louvain), J. van der Veken (Louvain) and Y. Go/dschmidt-Clermont (Brussels and CERN). Yves Goldschmidt- Clermont provided us with the following report. Italian physicists are presently developing a large modular track detector to be installed in the future Gran Sasso underground laboratory. Such a 'Giant Underground track- Detector' (GUD), up to 10 Kt in mass, should be capable of investigating nucleon decay and the interactions of high energy cosmic neutrinos. An International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions will be held at Michigan State University from 26 September to 1 October, 1982

  9. USE OF THE PICNIC AREA

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    On the Prévessin site CERN has provided a picnic area which is available for use by persons working on its site subject to prior reservation. The person in charge of this picnic area is Mr Yves CHEVRET ST/TFM. Following a fresh outbreak of incidents (damage to CERN equipment and to trees and plants, privately owned sheep killed or maimed by dogs belonging to users of the picnic area, etc.),   The following measures have been taken: a report on the state of the picnic area will be drawn up before and after use, the cost of any damage noted will be borne by the person making the reservation, dogs and other domestic animals are strictly forbidden in the picnic area.

  10. Staff Members with more than 25 years service at CERN in 2001 and 2002

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    Staff Members with 25 years service in 2002 were invited by the Director-General to a reception in their honnor on the 20th November 2002 : Baulet Yves / ST, Bornand Michel / SL, Burdet Georges / ST, Carena Francesco / EP, Chanut Robert / LHC, Chauchaix Bruno / SL, Chevrier François / SL, Chohan Vinod / LHC, Dahlerup-Petersen Knud / LHC, De Gennaro Michele Silvano / IT, De Rujula Alvaro / TH, Dury Jean-Marie / SL, Ferrara Sergio / TH, Fraser Gordon / ETT, Kolly Michel / ST, Korda Gwendoline / DSU, Lager Michel / ST, Michelon Jean-Claude / SL, Montuelle Jean / IT, Naudi Andre John / FI, Seis Irene / IT, Vascotto Alessandro / EP, Vernamonte Donatino / ST, Von Rüden Wolfgang / IT, Vullierme Bruno / LHC. Staff members with 25 years service in 2001 were also invited: Datta-Cockerill Sudeshna / HR, Frost-Ainley Lio / IT, Laurent Moniek / HR, Saban Roberto / AC.

  11. Staff Members with more than 25 years service at CERN in 2001 and 2002

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    Staff Members with 25 years service in 2002 were invited by the Director-General to a reception in their honnor on the 20th November 2002 : Baulet Yves / ST Bornand Michel / SL Burdet Georges / ST Carena Francesco / EP Chanut Robert / LHC Chauchaix Bruno / SL Chevrier François / SL Chohan Vinod / LHC Dahlerup-Petersen Knud / LHC De Gennaro Michele Silvano / IT De Rujula Alvaro / TH Dury Jean-Marie / SL Ferrara Sergio / TH Fraser Gordon / ETT Kolly Michel / ST Korda Gwendoline / DSU Lager Michel / ST Michelon Jean-Claude / SL Montuelle Jean / IT Naudi Andre John / FI Seis Irene / IT Vascotto Alessandro / EP Vernamonte Donatino / ST Von Rüden Wolfgang / IT Vullierme Bruno / LHC Staff members with 25 years service in 2001 were also invited: Datta-Cockerill Sudeshna / HR Frost-Ainley Lio / IT Laurent Moniek / HR Saban Roberto / AC

  12. A metamorfose das formas em Tatiana Blass

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    Viviane Baschirotto

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    Full Text Available Este artigo é uma pequena parte da dissertação de mestrado defendida em 2015 que se ocupou de pensar o gesto artístico da artista visual brasileira Tatiana Blass. Cada artista possui um gesto que carrega consigo, que se encontra como uma persistência e recorrência em sua produção e sempre retorna. Um dos gestos da artista se encontra na metamorfose das formas com os usos distintos de meios e materiais. Utilizando principalmente os conceitos de arquidesenho de Yves Alain Bois e acontecimento de Gilles Deleuze, o artigo se propõe a refletir sobre a plausibilidade do gesto da metamorfose em suas obras tridimensionais que se encontram entre escultura, performance e instalação.

  13. PS overcomes two serious magnet failures

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    Two magnets (no.'s 6 and 19)and a bus bar connection in the PS were found to be faulty during high-voltage tests at the end of the accelerator shutdown. A five-week repair schedule was quickly devised. A team of mechanics, technicians and engineers worked at full speed to replace the faulty magnets, succeeding in limiting the delay of the accelerators' spring start-up to two weeks. Pictured here are members of the PS team with the replacement no. 6 magnet. From left to right: In the back row, Frédéric Roussel (Transport DBS), Yves Bernard (Transport DBS), Luc Moreno (Cegelec), Thierry Battimanza (Transport DBS), Raymond Brown (AB/ABP), Thomas Zickler (AT/MEL); at the front, Steven Southern (AT/VAC), Thierry Gaidon (Brun & Sorensen), Philippe Vidales (Cegelec), Daniel Aubert (Cegelec), Jerome Cachet (Transport DBS), Jose Manual Gomes de Faria (AT/MEL), Eric Page (AT/VAC).

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

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

  15. Delphine Corteel & Stephane Lelay (dirs, Les Travailleurs des déchets

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    Paul Bouffartigue

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    Full Text Available Douzième titre de la jeune et remarquable collection dirigée par Yves Clot et Dominique Luillier, un ouvrage passionnant est publié par Érès autour de la figure paradigmatique du « sale boulot » : la collecte, la transformation et l’élimination des déchets. Qu’il soit « organique, végétal, animal ou humain », Alain Corbin nous rappelle dans la Préface qu’il « figure l’ordure par excellence, tout simplement parce qu’il traduit l’angoisse de la mort, celle que suscitent la vue et le contact de ...

  16. Bibliometrics and research evaluation uses and abuses

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    2016-01-01

    The research evaluation market is booming. "Ranking," "metrics," "h-index," and "impact factors" are reigning buzzwords. Government and research administrators want to evaluate everything -- teachers, professors, training programs, universities -- using quantitative indicators. Among the tools used to measure "research excellence," bibliometrics -- aggregate data on publications and citations -- has become dominant. Bibliometrics is hailed as an "objective" measure of research quality, a quantitative measure more useful than "subjective" and intuitive evaluation methods such as peer review that have been used since scientific papers were first published in the seventeenth century. In this book, Yves Gingras offers a spirited argument against an unquestioning reliance on bibliometrics as an indicator of research quality. Gingras shows that bibliometric rankings have no real scientific validity, rarely measuring what they pretend to. Although the study of publication and citation patterns, at the proper scales...

  17. Savoir lire les centres historiques comme clé pour construire la ville de demain

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    Alexis Sierra

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Yves Dauge est sénateur d’Indre et Loire (membre de la commission de la culture, de l'éducation et de la communication, membre du groupe d'études sur le patrimoine architectural. Inspecteur général de l’équipement, ancien maire de Chinon, il a été délégué interministériel à la ville et au développement social urbain de 1988 à 1991. Il a conduit la délégation française au Vème Forum Urbain Mondial à Rio. Il anime avec les services du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes, le nouvea...

  18. Trabalho em saúde em tempos de biopoder

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Making reference to the theories of Yves Clot's Activity Clinic, Foucault and Agamben, we carry out a theoretical reflection on health care workers when they are crossed by contemporaneous Capitalism's inflection. By a concise historical analysis, we consider that the health care practices have favored to have the control over an abstract biological body and that they have been crossed by a market logic, that takes immediate effects both on the people who needs medical treatment and those whose jobs are to take care of them. Considering the work as creative activity, we bring this article to a close suggesting that the care of others can be the same as caring for oneself, as postulated by Foucault, a kind of resistance against the changing of the health care system in a biopower emblematic territory, where the value of one life is decided by a sovereign, as Agamben have said.

  19. Tadarida: A Toolbox for Animal Detection on Acoustic Recordings

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    Full Text Available Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM recently extended to a very wide range of animals, but no available open software has been sufficiently generic to automatically treat several taxonomic groups. Here we present Tadarida, a software toolbox allowing for the detection and labelling of recorded sound events, and to classify any new acoustic data into known classes. It is made up of three modules handling Detection, Labelling and Classification and running on either Linux or Windows. This development resulted in the first open software (1 allowing generic sound event detection (multi-taxa, (2 providing graphical sound labelling at a single-instance level and (3 covering the whole process from sound detection to classification. This generic and modular design opens numerous reuse opportunities among (bioacoustics researchers, especially for those managing and/or developing PAM schemes. The whole toolbox is openly developed in C++ (Detection and Labelling and R (Classification and stored at https://github.com/YvesBas.

  20. Mitochondrial DNA Unwinding Enzyme Required for Liver Regeneration | Center for Cancer Research

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    The liver has an exceptional capacity to proliferate. This ability allows the liver to regenerate its mass after partial surgical removal or injury and is the key to successful partial liver transplants. Liver cells, called hepatocytes, are packed with mitochondria, and regulating mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number is crucial to mitochondrial function, including energy production, during proliferation. Yves Pommier, M.D., Ph.D., of CCR’s Developmental Therapeutics Branch, and his colleagues recently showed that the vertebrate mitochondrial topoisomerase, Top1mt, was critical in maintaining mitochondrial function in the heart after doxorubicin-induced damage. The group wondered whether Top1mt might play a similar role in liver regeneration.

  1. Using Video Analysis, Microcomputer-Based Laboratories (MBL’s and Educational Simulations as Pedagogical Tools in Revolutionizing Inquiry Science Teaching and Learning

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    Jay B. Gregorio

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La main á la pâte is an inquiry-based science education programme founded in 1996 by Georges Charpak, Pierre Lena, Yves Quere and the French Académie des Sciences with the support of the Ministry of Education. The operation of the program primarily aims to revitalize and expand science teaching and learning in primary education by implementing an inquiry process that combines spontaneous exploration through varied prediction, experimentation, observation and argumentation. As a recognized program of innovation in science, La main á la pâte has gained global visibility and transcended across cultural backgrounds. The strength of the program is founded on continuous educational collaboration and innovative projects among pioneering institutions and educators for more than a decade.

  2. Du géosystème au géoanthroposystème

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Je remercie Yves Guermond de réagir aux textes d’A. Berque ainsi qu’à mon dernier papier en les liant car ils procèdent du même esprit. Il pense qu’ils demandent réflexion et il forcent cette dernière. Je vais répondre en détail aux questions pertinentes qu’il pose après cependant avoir contesté l’usage qu’il fait des expressions « pirouette intellectuelle » et « chape idéologique » qui se renforçant l’une l’autre annihilent le débat scientifique avant même qu’on puisse le penser. Doute scien...

  3. Opportunities for Innovation Adoption in Art Galleries

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This article introduces the opportunities for innovation adoption in art galleries. It provides systematised information on innovation processes and innovations used in business models of art galleries. The empirical research conducted has revealed the attitude of art galleries towards innovations, as well as the benefits and opportunities to realise them. The first part of the article distinguishes the stages of innovation process and management. The following part describes the factors that influence the management of innovation process. The final part of the article analyses the application of innovations for the improvement of a business model, with Business Model Canvas by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur selected as the starting point for analysis and, finally, the outcomes of empirical research are provided.

  4. Přátelská kritika církve a její reforma

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    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the possibility of reform that is church-friendly, and to that end engages in a brief historical analysis of relevant historical periods (Gregorian reform, German reformation, Church renewal in 20th century. The decisive thought of Yves Congar is presented as a significant expansion of the corpus of thought on Church reform by his not so well known fellow friars. Their conclusion was that the Church can only be reformed from within the Church, and through the Church. Thus, the idea of reform is not an unwelcome novelty. Instead, both the Church and the tradition of reforming thought might be seen as two aspects of unique mystery, namely of God’s dwelling among his people.

  5. Lee Wen: Lucid Dreams In the Reverie of the Real

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    2012-01-01

    Cette monographie rétrospective réunit la somme des travaux, associant depuis vingt ans performances et installations, de l’artiste singapourien Lee Wen (né en 1957). Ambigu et très expressive, son activité est relatée de manière biographique sous la plume de Khairuddin Hori (« If you can’t think because you can’t chew, try a banana », pp.9-19). Textes de et sur Lee Wen, témoignages, documents et travaux viennent ensuite généreusement nourrir la publication. Des Anthropométries d’Yves Klein, ...

  6. A new Executive Committee for 2013

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    The Staff Council met Tuesday, December 4th in an ordinary session. In agreement with the Statutes of the CERN Staff Association the Staff Council had to elect the Executive Committee for  2013. As there were no elections to the Staff Council this year, Michel Goossens, outgoing president and unique candidate for that fonction, presented a list for the Executive Committee which is quite similar to that of 2012. Some people change functions: Céline Grobon becomes Vice-President, Marcel Aymon Secretary, and Lawrence Faisandel Treasurer. Philippe Trilhe is the new departmental delegate to EN Department. There are also three new coordinators for standing committees: Frédéric Galleazzi, Juan Jose Perez Garcia, and Yves Sillanoli. Michel then presented the 2013 programme to the Staff Council. At the end of his presentation Michel thanked all Staff Council delegates for their dedication and motivation throughout the year. He particularly thanked Marcel Aymon, one of the ...

  7. Jean-Jacques Petter. Primates

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Voici un magnifique ouvrage grand format sur les Primates dont l’auteur principal est le regretté Jean Jacques Petter, l’un des spécialistes historiques des prosimiens de Madagascar. Ce livre, publié à titre posthume, a une histoire que nous découvrons dans la préface d’Yves Coppens. A l’origine pensé et rédigé par Jean-Jacques Petter, qui a été professeur au Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, l’ouvrage interrompu à sa mort en 2002 a été remis en chantier sous l’impulsion de sa femme Arlet...

  8. Different Points of View Concerning the Didactic Transposition

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    Full Text Available The present article treats the concept of Didactic Transposition, taking as reference the work of Yves Chevallard, La transposición didáctica: del saber sabio al saber enseñado (2005. We compared the adduction of the concept in several works, such as thesis, dissertations and articles, and discussed the multiple impressions concerning the process of didactic transposition. These papers show that the conceptualizations are not well defined, entailing dubiousness and discussions. Some differences accrue from different areas of science, distinct of mathematics, others are inherent on the original ideas in Chevallard (2005, paper that served as bibliographical reference for the majority of the studied works.

  9. The Polyphony of senses and Experience

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    Lønstrup, Ansa

    2014-01-01

    as by an overall characteristic humour, irony and “too much” redundancy. The central and shared question of our two case studies, The new Martini advert (Charlotte Rørdam Larsen) and Yves Saint Laurent – Elle – Coco Rocha (Ansa Lønstrup) is how does the audiovisual, mediated commercial work for all the senses......Introduction These two combined research papers are a collaborative part of a larger, collective research framework, “Audiovisual culture and the good sound” which examines sound and listening as a precondition for studying and understanding our dominant, mediated audiovisual culture. Media texts...... as purely visual phenomena have long been the object of scholarly investigation (cf. “visual culture” as a theoretical, well-articulated research field); however, the audio part of audiovisuality remains largely under-researched. We have selected two examples of mediated, hyperaesthetic and multi...

  10. And now, for the winners.

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    Alizée Dauvergne

    2010-01-01

    The Computer Security Day held on 10 June was a success. There were eight presentations, with some forty people attending each session.     The presentation videos can be viewed on Indico. The computer security team’s new website is now up and running, with a wealth of useful information and advice. Go to http://cern.ch/Computer.Security.     The quiz attracted 130 participants, and the answers have now been posted on line! The quiz winners are: Lars Aprin, Richard Baud, Thibaut Bernard, Brice Copy, Daniele de Ruschi, Sébastien Gadrat, Amanda Garcia Munoz, Stephen Gowdy, Joni Hahkala, Joseph Izen, Ryszard Erazm Jurga, Jukka Klem, Danila Oleynik, Ian Pong, Pascal Serge Roguet, Jani Tapani Taskinen, Jan Therhaag, Yves Thurel, Adrian Vogel, Thomas White. Well done to all! If you haven’t done so already, you should soon be getting your prize (i.e. a book, a T-shirt or a bag, etc.).  

  11. CERN and UNESCO reach out to Rwanda

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    CERN already has a successful relationship with some African countries. However, much remains to be done to improve the dialogue with that continent. A recent trip to Rwanda provided a new opportunity to share knowledge and technology and create a connection that may last for many years. CERN’s Jean-Yves Le Meur, second from the right, teaches participants how to install the digital library system on their computers.In addition to physics research, CERN’s key missions also include training and international collaboration. Recently, thanks to funding from UNESCO, CERN’s Scientific Information Service was able to provide face-to-face training of digital library software developed at CERN, and the CERN Education Group organised a two-day high-school teacher training programme. "Many African countries are in the process of digitising their libraries," explains John Ellis, CERN’s Coordinator for non-Member States. "A workshop was ...

  12. CERN reveals its real nature

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    CERN has been awarded an environmental label for its protection of rare flower species and its natural landscaping at the Meyrin site. Ophrys apifera, or bee orchid: the most widespread variety at our site. This year, a Himantoglossum robertianum or giant orchid was spotted for the first time, an extremely rare specimen to find in our region. The monkey orchid, Orchis simia, gets its name from the bizarre shape of its labellum (this is actually the third petal, hanging down from the flower), which may remind you of a monkey. Himantoglossum hircinum, the lizard orchid, occurs periodically on the site. It has a rather strong odour, which is why in French it is called orchis bouc (goat orchid). Yves Chevret and Michel Vauthey surrounded by Orchis pyramidal plants. It takes a tr...

  13. Géopolitique du terrorisme: les territoires de l'insécurité de la mondialisation

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Ce petit livre constitue une synthèse intéressante sur une question d'actualité, qui s'insère parfaitement dans les thèmatiques de la géographie contemporaine.En introduction, l'auteur tente de définir la notion de «  géopolitiques » en se référant aux diverses acceptions du terme telles qu'elles apparaissent chez Philippe Moreau Defarges, Friedrich Ratzel, Jacques Ancel, Yves Lacoste, Hervé Couteau Bégarie, etc. Il retrace l'évolution du concept au cours des XXe et début du XXIe siècles. Il ...

  14. Public Policies of Solar Energy

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    Bouvier, Yves; Pehlivanian, Sophie; Teissier, Pierre; Chauvin-Michel, Marion; Forget, Marie; Raymond, Roland; Hyun Jin Yu, Julie; Popiolek, Nathalie; Guthleben, Denis

    2013-01-01

    This dossier about the Public Policies of Solar Energy brings together the presentations given in June 2013 at a colloquium organised by the Savoie university of Chambery (France): Introduction (Yves Bouvier, Sophie Pehlivanian); Passive solar energy in the shade of the French energy policy, 1945-1986 (Pierre Teissier); Solar architectures and energy policies in France: from oil crisis to solar crisis (Marion Chauvin-Michel); Sun in media, between promotion and contestation (Sophie Pehlivanian); Public policies of solar energy and territorial jurisdictions: the example of village photovoltaic power plants (Marie Forget); Energy social system and ordinary creative movement (Roland Raymond); The Historical Evolution of South Korea's Solar PV Policies since the 1970's (Julie Hyun Jin Yu, Nathalie Popiolek); Research on solar energy from yesterday to the present day: an historical project (Denis Guthleben); Photovoltaic power: public policies and economical consequences. The French choices in the international context - 1973-2013 (Alain Ricaud)

  15. Nathalie Dompnier, Les élections en Europe

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    2012-01-01

    Dans ce petit ouvrage de synthèse, N. Dompnier se propose d’hybrider sur l’objet électoral deux littératures qui se croisaient peu jusqu’ici : celle de la politique comparée et celle des études européennes. La voie avait été ouverte en la matière par le Dictionnaire des élections européennes, paru en 2005 sous la direction d’Yves Déloye (Paris : Economica). Cette entreprise collective, à laquelle N. Dompnier avait d’ailleurs prêté son concours à travers les articles Caution électorale, Fraude...

  16. Les nouveaux horizons de l’ecclésiologie médiévale. Ecclésiologie et hérésiologie (Moyen Âge, Temps modernes

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Le Père Yves Congar, auquel l’une des journées du cycle les «Nouveaux horizons de l’ecclésiologie» a été consacrée l’an passé, a en bonne partie fondé son histoire de l’ecclésiologie sur le couple ecclésiologie/hérésiologie, notant le fait avéré que les grands tournants ecclésiologiques sont, au Moyen Âge, le plus souvent concomitants de graves crises internes – par exemple le Grand Schisme – ou de remises en cause venues de milieux «dissidents» – ou dénoncés et poursuivis comme tels. Les réf...

  17. Genomic organization and expression of the human fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase gene (FALDH)

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    Rogers, G.R.; Markova, N.G.; Compton, J.G. [National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (United States)] [and others

    1997-01-15

    Mutations in the fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase (FALDH) gene cause Sjoegren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) - a disease characterized by mental retardation, spasticity, and congenital ichthyosis. To facilitate mutation analysis in SLS and to study the pathogenesis of FALDH deficiency, we have determined the structural organization and characterized expression of the FALDH (proposed designation ALDH10) gene. The gene consists of 10 exons spanning about 30.5 kb. A TATA-less promoter is associated with the major transcription initiation site found to be 258 hp upstream of the ATG codon. The G4C-rich sequences surrounding the transcription initiation site encompassed regulatory elements that interacted with proteins in HeLa nuclear extracts and were able to promote transcription in vitro. FALDH is widely expressed as three transcripts of 2, 3.8, and 4.0 kb, which originate from multiple polyadenylation signals in the 3{prime} UTR. An alternatively spliced mRNA was detected that contains an extra exon and encodes an enzyme that is likely to have altered membrane-binding properties. The FALDH gene lies only 50-85 kb from ALDH3, an aldehyde dehydrogenase gene that has homologous sequence and intron/exon structure. 25 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Mother's marital satisfaction associated with the quality of mother-father-child triadic interaction.

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    Korja, Riikka; Piha, Jorma; Otava, Riia; Lavanchy-Scaiola, Chloe; Ahlqvist-Björkroth, Sari; Aromaa, Minna; Räihä, Hannele

    2016-08-01

    Low marital satisfaction has been shown to be a risk factor for early parenthood and parent-child relationship problems (Erel & Burman, ; McHale, ). The aim of this study was to assess how parental reports of marital satisfaction related to family alliance and coordination in the observed triadic interaction. The study group included 120 families. Marital satisfaction was evaluated during pregnancy, at 4 months, and at 18 months using the Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS; Busby, Christensen, Crane & Larsson, ) for both parents. Mother-father-child interaction was analyzed in the Lausanne Triadic Play setting and coded using the Family Alliance Assessment Scale (Favez, Lavanchy Scaiola, Tissot, Darwiche & Frascarolo, ) when the child reached 18 months of age. The mother's higher marital satisfaction at every measuring point was associated with a cooperative family alliance and/or higher family coordination at 18 months. The father's experience of marital satisfaction was not related to family interaction at any assessment point. Our study suggests that a mother's experience of lower marital satisfaction during pregnancy may be an early sign of later problems in family relationships. © 2016 Scandinavian Psychological Associations and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  19. Modeling of the Lightning Plasma Channel Stroke to a Spacecraft during Ascent

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    Tarditi, Alfonso; Norgard, John

    2009-11-01

    Lightning protection is an important aspect of modern aerospace design: the increased use of composite materials (vs. metals) reduces the shielding and robustness of the conducting path that the outer shell of a vehicle can present to a lightning discharge. A spacecraft during ascent becomes vulnerable to lightning strokes immediately after leaving the launch pad: in addition to natural lightning conditions, there is the possibility of triggered lightning events, caused by a perturbation of the atmospheric electric field [1]. The purpose of this study, in support of the NASA Constellation program, is to determine the evolution of the plasma current and its distribution on the spacecraft surface. Following earlier ``gas dynamic'' approaches [2], the model considers a plasma channel attached to the ascending spacecraft after a return stroke is established. The conductive exhaust plume [3] is an integral part of the model. The NIMROD 3D plasma fluid code [4] is used to model the plasma channel, reproducing the full transient due to the self-consistent magnetic field and the possibility of sweeping of the attachment point along the moving structure [5]. References: [1] M.A. Uman, Proc. IEEE, 76, 1548 (1988). [2] V. A. Rakov, M. A. Uman, IEEE Trans. EMC, EMC-2940, 403 (1998). [3] J. D. Norgard, G.S. Smith, IEEE Trans. EMC, EMC-29, 157 (1987) [4] C. R. Sovinec et al., J. Comput. Phys. 195, 355 (2004). [5] Larsson et al., J. Phys. D, 33, 1876 (2000)

  20. Spänningslitteratur för barn och vuxna: När målgrupper och genrer korsas i verkens paratexter

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    Kärrholm, Sara

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Many of the established Swedish crime writers write for both adults and young readers. These authors are successful in the two literary market segments that are dominating the contemporary Swedish book market: crime literature and children’s literature. Can certain developed trademarks in their authorship for adults be used in order to market books for other age groups and to what extent do the authors use this possibility? This article specifically addresses three authors writing for both young and adults: Anna Jansson, Kristina Ohlsson and Åsa Larsson. Their novels for a younger audience are analysed based on how they are packaged and marketed through paratexts such as covers, illustrations, and other texts, using Gérard Genette’s theory of paratexts and theories of genre and marketing. The analysis shows that these authors and their publishers use similar, but also different strategies to hold on to their former target group while also reaching out to new readers. The adult crime genre has an indirect influence over the market of mystery books for children, which is also seen in how different aspects of the crime market for adult crime fiction have become more important on the book market for children, involving agents, events and tourism.

  1. Primary Sjögren syndrome: report of a 10 years old girl with local edema and positivity of anti SS-A and anti SS-B autoantibodies

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    V. Gerloni

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS is an autoimmune disease, uncommon in childhood. We report a case of SLS in a 10-year-old girl with a history of tumor, calor and rubor in the back of her toes almost every month, which resolved in 4-5 days without therapy. She did not complain of dry mouth or dry eyes. The laboratory fi ndings showed high infl ammation markers, rheumatoid factor 128 IU, Waaler-Rose 256 IU, anti nuclear antibody (ANA 1/640, SSA (anti Sjögren antigen A and SSB (anti Sjögren antigen B positive and hypergammaglobulinemia. The Schirmer’s test resulted to be pathologic, the ultrasonography images and biopsy of minor salivary glands revealed focal periductal lymphocytic infi ltrate and sialoduct ectasia class IV of juvenile Sjögren syndrome. The juvenile Sjögren syndrome is frequently under-diagnosed. Clinical manifestations in children might be different from the adult form, although laboratory fi ndings may be similar to those found in adults.

  2. Science communication: Bridging the gap between theory and practise

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    2001-01-01

    The 6th Public Communication of Science and Technology network conference will be held at CERN on 1-3 Febraury 2001. Scientists and communication professionals will analyse the state of the art of science communication and the new perception people have about science in the media from newspapers to the Web.   Will communication be able to bridge the gap between Science and Society? What is the impact of science communication on the public? How do novel means of communications change the perception of science for the general public? These and other interesting questions will be addressed at the 6th Public Communication of Science and Technology Meeting, to be held at CERN on 1-3 February 2001. More than 250 people from all over the world are expected to attend the conference which will be an important meeting place for communication professionals covering the social, political, technical and cultural aspects of science and technology communication. Georges Boixader after Gary Larsson. The conferenc...

  3. Use of cystatin C and serum creatinine for the diagnosis of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients undergoing contrast-enhanced computed tomography at an oncology centre.

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    Fortalesa Melo, Joao Italo; Chojniak, Rubens; Costa Silva, Debora Helena; Oliveira Junior, Jose Carlos; Vieira Bitencourt, Almir Galvão; Holanda Silva, Diego; Guimarães, Marcos Duarte; Silva, Hernandes Cerqueira Souza; Dias, Denis Guilherme Teixeira; Rodrigues, Winglison Carli; Brancucci, Ellen Luzia; Cruz, Barbara Martins Soares; Schiavon, Beatriz Nunes; Argenton, Juliana Luz Passos; Camporini, Margareth Arrivabene; Zocchio, Adriana

    2015-01-01

    Our aim was to assess renal function using as laboratory measurements serum creatinine and cystatin C concentrations before and after administration of low-osmolarity (nonionic) iodinated contrast medium in patients with cancer undergoing computed tomography (CT). This prospective study included 400 oncologic outpatients. Serum creatinine and cystatin C concentrations were measured before and 72 h after contrast administration. Glomerular filtration rates (GFRs) were estimated using serum creatinine-based [Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) and Cockroft-Gault and cystatin C based (Larsson) equations. Exploratory data analysis was performed. The nonparametric Wilcoxon test was used to compare pre and post contrast of test results and estimated clearance. The confidence interval used in the analysis was 95%. Compared with the pre-contrast values, the mean serum creatinine concentration was significantly higher and average GFRs estimated using MDRD and Cockcroft-Gault equations were significantly lower after the administration of contrast (p serum creatinine and cystatin C concentrations showed changes in renal function among patients with cancer undergoing contrast-enhanced CT examination in this study. No significant renal damage related to the use of low-osmolarity iodinated contrast medium of the type and dosage employed in this study was observed. This contrast medium is thus safe for use in patients with cancer.

  4. SWEDISH CRIME FICTION AS SOCIALLY INVOLVED LITERATURE

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    Monika Samsel-Chojnacka

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Swedish crime novel has been transforming for many years to become more socially involved. The ambition of many writers is not only to entertain the readers but also to participating in the social debate, criticizing the political and economical system, focusing on important issues such as violence against women, exploitation of working class by the privileged ruling class, the problems of a modern family and the situation of immigrants. Since the moment when in the mid 60’s two journalists Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö decided to use popular literature to spread social matters many other Swedish writers have decided to follow their way. Some of them are journalists – like Liza Marklund, Börge Hellström and Anders Roslund or Stieg Larsson. Their novels as well as the ones written by Henning Mannkel on Kurt Wallander have become crucial evidence of changes of Swedish society in the past twenty years. Modern Swedish crime fiction illustrates the population in the model fashion that is the reason why it can become one of the interests of the sociology of literature.

  5. Human aldehyde dehydrogenase genes: alternatively spliced transcriptional variants and their suggested nomenclature.

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    Black, William J; Stagos, Dimitrios; Marchitti, Satori A; Nebert, Daniel W; Tipton, Keith F; Bairoch, Amos; Vasiliou, Vasilis

    2009-11-01

    The human aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) gene superfamily consists of 19 genes encoding enzymes critical for NAD(P)-dependent oxidation of endogenous and exogenous aldehydes, including drugs and environmental toxicants. Mutations in ALDH genes are the molecular basis of several disease states (e.g. Sjögren-Larsson syndrome, pyridoxine-dependent seizures, and type II hyperprolinemia) and may contribute to the etiology of complex diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease. The aim of this nomenclature update was to identify splice transcriptional variants principally for the human ALDH genes. Data-mining methods were used to retrieve all human ALDH sequences. Alternatively spliced transcriptional variants were determined based on (i) criteria for sequence integrity and genomic alignment; (ii) evidence of multiple independent cDNA sequences corresponding to a variant sequence; and (iii) if available, empirical evidence of variants from the literature. Alternatively spliced transcriptional variants and their encoded proteins exist for most of the human ALDH genes; however, their function and significance remain to be established. When compared with the human genome, rat and mouse include an additional gene, Aldh1a7, in the ALDH1A subfamily. To avoid confusion when identifying splice variants in various genomes, nomenclature guidelines for the naming of such alternative transcriptional variants and proteins are recommended herein. In addition, a web database (www.aldh.org) has been developed to provide up-to-date information and nomenclature guidelines for the ALDH superfamily.

  6. Convergencia hacia la economía regional líder en México. Un análisis de cointegración en panel

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    Jesús Díaz Pedroza

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es ofrecer evidencia empírica sobre la convergencia del PIB per capita de los estados de la República Mexicana hacia el PIB del Distrito Federal, al que consideramos como la economía líder (Barro y Sala-i-Martin; 1991, 1992. Para ello, se aplican dos pruebas de raíces unitarias y ocho de cointegración en panel (Im, Pesaran y Shin, 1997; Levin-Lin, 1993, Pedrioni, 2001; Larsson, 2001. Estas pruebas resuelven el problema de las distorsiones por el uso de muestras pequeñas, propias de las series de tiempo. Las pruebas de raíces unitarias muestran que no hay evidencia de convergencia absoluta de 1970 a 2004 y para otros dos subperiodos. Sin embargo, las pruebas de cointegración arrojan evidencia en favor de la convergencia condicional para el mismo periodo. Las estimaciones de la velocidad de convergencia (Mark y Sul, 2003 indican que las regiones más ricas convergen más rápidamente que las pobres.

  7. Simulation of a Wall-Bounded Flow using a Hybrid LES/RAS Approach with Turbulence Recycling

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    Quinlan, Jesse R.; Mcdaniel, James; Baurle, Robert A.

    2012-01-01

    Simulations of a supersonic recessed-cavity flow are performed using a hybrid large-eddy/ Reynolds-averaged simulation approach utilizing an inflow turbulence recycling procedure and hybridized inviscid flux scheme. Calorically perfect air enters the three-dimensional domain at a free stream Mach number of 2.92. Simulations are performed to assess grid sensitivity of the solution, efficacy of the turbulence recycling, and effect of the shock sensor used with the hybridized inviscid flux scheme. Analysis of the turbulent boundary layer upstream of the rearward-facing step for each case indicates excellent agreement with theoretical predictions. Mean velocity and pressure results are compared to Reynolds-averaged simulations and experimental data for each case, and these comparisons indicate good agreement on the finest grid. Simulations are repeated on a coarsened grid, and results indicate strong grid density sensitivity. The effect of turbulence recycling on the solution is illustrated by performing coarse grid simulations with and without inflow turbulence recycling. Two shock sensors, one of Ducros and one of Larsson, are assessed for use with the hybridized inviscid flux reconstruction scheme.

  8. Study of the atomic motion in methanol by slow neutron scattering

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    Rodrigues, C.

    1979-01-01

    Cold neutron scattering data are reported for methyl alcohol in the liquid phase at room temperature. The quasielastic scattering was interpreted using the Larsson and Bergstedt model, that takes into account intramolecular motions and molecular diffusion. On the basis of this model, one finds for the relaxation time of the hindered rotation of the CH 3 group within the molecule a value 2,4 x 10 -12 sec. The analysis of the quasielastic scattering to the L-B model explain in a consistent way our experimental results in a range of momentum transfers of about 0.80 - 1.55A -1 . In the inelastic region some structure is observed at energy transfers of 22, 17 and 5 meV. The 17 meV energy transfer is associated with the 1→0 transition of the torsional oscillations of the methyl group. The activation energy for the above motion was calculated to be E=1.3 kcal/mol, in good agreement with the value of the barrier height for internal rotation of the CH 3 in methanol, obtained by microwave methods. (Author) [pt

  9. Towards grid-converged wall-modeled LES of atmospheric boundary layer flows

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    Yellapantula, Shashank; Vijayakumar, Ganesh; Henry de Frahan, Marc; Churchfield, Matthew; Sprague, Michael

    2017-11-01

    Accurate characterization of incoming atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) turbulence is a critical factor in improving accuracy and predictive nature of simulation of wind farm flows. Modern commercial wind turbines operate in the log layer of the ABL that are typically simulated using wall-modeled large-eddy simulation (WMLES). One of the long-standing issues associated with wall modeling for LES and hybrid RANS-LES for atmospheric boundary layers is the over-prediction of the mean-velocity gradient, commonly referred to as log-layer mismatch. Kawai and Larsson in 2012, identified under-resolution of the near-wall region and the incorrect information received by the wall model as potential causes for the log-layer mismatch in WMLES of smooth-wall boundary-layer flows. To solve the log layer mismatch issue, they proposed linking the wall model to the LES solution at a physical of height of ym, instead of the first grid point. In this study, we extend their wall modeling approach to LES of the rough-wall ABL to investigate issues of log-layer mismatch and grid convergence. This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind Energy Technologies Office, under Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

  10. Isolation and characterization of a Chinese hamster ovary cell line deficient in fatty alcohol:NAD+ oxidoreductase activity

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    James, P.F.; Lee, J.; Rizzo, W.B.; Zoeller, R.A.

    1990-01-01

    The authors have isolated a mutant Chinese hamster ovary cell line that is defective in long-chain fatty alcohol oxidation. The ability of the mutant cells to convert labeled hexadecanol to the corresponding fatty acid in vivo was reduced to 5% of the parent strain. Whole-cell homogenates from the mutant strain, FAA.1, were deficient in long-chain fatty alcohol:NAD + oxidoreductase activity, which catalyzes the oxidation of hexadecanol to hexadecanoic acid, although the intermediate fatty aldehyde was formed normally. A direct measurement of fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase showed that the FAA.1, strain was defective in this component of FAO activity. FAA.1 is a two-stage mutant that was selected from a previously described parent strain, ZR-82, which is defective in ether lipid biosynthesis and peroxisome assembly. Because of combined defects in ether lipid biosynthesis and fatty alcohol oxidation, the ability of the FAA.1 cells to incorporate hexadecanol into complex lipids was greatly impaired, resulting in a 60-fold increase in cellular fatty alcohol levels. As the FAO deficiency in FAA.1 cells appears to be identical to the defect associated with the human genetic disorder Sjoegren-Larsson syndrome, the FAA.1 cell line may be useful in studying this disease

  11. Hybrid Large-Eddy/Reynolds-Averaged Simulation of a Supersonic Cavity Using VULCAN

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    Quinlan, Jesse; McDaniel, James; Baurle, Robert A.

    2013-01-01

    Simulations of a supersonic recessed-cavity flow are performed using a hybrid large-eddy/Reynolds-averaged simulation approach utilizing an inflow turbulence recycling procedure and hybridized inviscid flux scheme. Calorically perfect air enters a three-dimensional domain at a free stream Mach number of 2.92. Simulations are performed to assess grid sensitivity of the solution, efficacy of the turbulence recycling, and the effect of the shock sensor used with the hybridized inviscid flux scheme. Analysis of the turbulent boundary layer upstream of the rearward-facing step for each case indicates excellent agreement with theoretical predictions. Mean velocity and pressure results are compared to Reynolds-averaged simulations and experimental data for each case and indicate good agreement on the finest grid. Simulations are repeated on a coarsened grid, and results indicate strong grid density sensitivity. Simulations are performed with and without inflow turbulence recycling on the coarse grid to isolate the effect of the recycling procedure, which is demonstrably critical to capturing the relevant shear layer dynamics. Shock sensor formulations of Ducros and Larsson are found to predict mean flow statistics equally well.

  12. One algorithm to rule them all? An evaluation and discussion of ten eye movement event-detection algorithms.

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    Andersson, Richard; Larsson, Linnea; Holmqvist, Kenneth; Stridh, Martin; Nyström, Marcus

    2017-04-01

    Almost all eye-movement researchers use algorithms to parse raw data and detect distinct types of eye movement events, such as fixations, saccades, and pursuit, and then base their results on these. Surprisingly, these algorithms are rarely evaluated. We evaluated the classifications of ten eye-movement event detection algorithms, on data from an SMI HiSpeed 1250 system, and compared them to manual ratings of two human experts. The evaluation focused on fixations, saccades, and post-saccadic oscillations. The evaluation used both event duration parameters, and sample-by-sample comparisons to rank the algorithms. The resulting event durations varied substantially as a function of what algorithm was used. This evaluation differed from previous evaluations by considering a relatively large set of algorithms, multiple events, and data from both static and dynamic stimuli. The main conclusion is that current detectors of only fixations and saccades work reasonably well for static stimuli, but barely better than chance for dynamic stimuli. Differing results across evaluation methods make it difficult to select one winner for fixation detection. For saccade detection, however, the algorithm by Larsson, Nyström and Stridh (IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering, 60(9):2484-2493,2013) outperforms all algorithms in data from both static and dynamic stimuli. The data also show how improperly selected algorithms applied to dynamic data misestimate fixation and saccade properties.

  13. Stereotactic radiosurgery: basic concepts and current status

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    Gaur, Maheep Singh

    2016-01-01

    Term Stereotactic Radiosurgery was coined by Prof Lars Leksell in 1951 as concept. Leksell's experimented together with the radiobiologist Borje Larsson in Uppsala, on trying to develop 'stereotactic radiosurgery', aimed at lesioning in the central brain in functional operations such as thalamotomy and capsulotomy. Clinical experiments using a proton beam were initiated at the Gustav Werner Institute in Uppsala, and a few patients had been treated. Experiences from these led Leksell to design a multi-source 'beam knife', which became ready for use in 1967 as the first 'Gamma Knife' and installed at the private hospital Sophiahammet in Stockholm as a clinical research unit. Moving from functional neurosurgery today Gamma knife is used for a wide range on brain tumors, vascular malformations and functional disorders. Introduction of newer technology in navigation and radiation delivery has made it possible to do whole body Radiosurgery. Various technologies, basic principles, radiobiological aspects and applications will be discussed. (author)

  14. Composition and formation mechanism of zirconium oxynitride films produced by reactive direct current magnetron sputtering

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    Ngaruiya, J.M.; Kappertz, O.; Liesch, C.; Wuttig, M.; Mueller, P.; Dronskowski, R.

    2004-01-01

    Direct current magnetron sputtered zirconium oxynitride films show an improvement in both deposition rate and physical properties compared to zirconium oxide. Here we seek to understand these beneficial effects and report on the film composition and crystallographic structure. Based on a thermochemical description together with a modeling of formation kinetics we propose a film formation mechanism, which explains many of the observations. Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) shows early nitrogen incorporation at 64% N 2 flow in disagreement with the predictions of thermochemistry. The stoichiometry is only successfully simulated with the use of an expanded Berg-Larsson model with a low replacement coefficient of about 0.1 of nitrogen by oxygen after metal-nitrogen bond formation. The deviation from complete replacement as predicted by thermodynamics illustrates the importance of kinetics in film formation. The model further successfully predicts the variation of the mass deposition rate. The X-ray diffraction analyses suggest that, within the crystalline phase, nitrogen atoms occupy oxygen sites, resulting in an unchanged zirconium oxide structure. (copyright 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  15. Composition and formation mechanism of zirconium oxynitride films produced by reactive direct current magnetron sputtering

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    Ngaruiya, J.M. [I. Physikalisches Institut der RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen (Germany); Jomo Kenyatta University of Agric. and Technol., Box 62000 Nairobi (Kenya); Kappertz, O.; Liesch, C.; Wuttig, M. [I. Physikalisches Institut der RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen (Germany); Mueller, P.; Dronskowski, R. [Institut f. Anorganische Chemie der RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen (Germany)

    2004-04-01

    Direct current magnetron sputtered zirconium oxynitride films show an improvement in both deposition rate and physical properties compared to zirconium oxide. Here we seek to understand these beneficial effects and report on the film composition and crystallographic structure. Based on a thermochemical description together with a modeling of formation kinetics we propose a film formation mechanism, which explains many of the observations. Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) shows early nitrogen incorporation at 64% N{sub 2} flow in disagreement with the predictions of thermochemistry. The stoichiometry is only successfully simulated with the use of an expanded Berg-Larsson model with a low replacement coefficient of about 0.1 of nitrogen by oxygen after metal-nitrogen bond formation. The deviation from complete replacement as predicted by thermodynamics illustrates the importance of kinetics in film formation. The model further successfully predicts the variation of the mass deposition rate. The X-ray diffraction analyses suggest that, within the crystalline phase, nitrogen atoms occupy oxygen sites, resulting in an unchanged zirconium oxide structure. (copyright 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  16. Lipidomics in diagnosis of lipidoses.

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    Wolf, C; Quinn, P J

    2008-01-01

    A review is presented of the major clinical features of a number of glycolipidoses including Fabry, Gaucher, Tay-Sachs, metachromatic leukodystrophy as well as CeroidLipofucinosis and Sjogren-Larsson syndrome. The possibilities offered by lipidomics for diagnosis and follow-up after enzyme replacement therapy are presented from a practical perspective. The contribution of HPLC coupled with tandem mass spectrometry has considerably simplified the detection and assay of abnormal metabolites. Corresponding internal standards consisting of weighed mixtures of the stable-isotope labeled metabolites required to calibrate and quantitate lipid components of these orphan diseases standards have yet to become commercially available. A lipidomics approach has been found to compare favorably with DNA-sequence analysis for the rapid diagnosis of pre-birth syndromes resulting from these multiple gene defects. The method also seems to be suitable for screening applications in terms of a high throughput combined with a low rate of false diagnoses based on the wide differences in metabolite concentrations found in affected patients as compared with normal subjects. The practical advantages of handling samples for lipidomic diagnoses as compared to enzyme assay are presented for application to diagnosis during pregnancy.

  17. La spiritualité au miroir de l’ultramodernité

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    David Bisson

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Cet article analyse les mutations contemporaines du religieux à partir de deux angles d’approches novateurs. D’abord, l’inscription dans le contexte de l’ultramodernité qui se caractérise par une accélération de la modernité et qui nécessite de repenser le concept de sécularisation. Ensuite, la reprise du terme « spiritualité » pour tenter de comprendre les nouvelles modalités d’accès à la transcendance. Sur ce dernier point, nous proposerons une définition précise de la spiritualité avant de la confronter à certaines réalités sociologiques : « voie spirituelle » et « spiritualité holiste ». Au terme de l’article, nous interrogerons la notion de « spiritualité » au regard de ce que Yves Lambert nommait un « tournant axial », soit une reconfiguration générale du symbolique et du religieux.This article intends to highlight the topic of the transformation of the religious throughout the modern era using two different biases. First of all, by examining how the idea of religion takes root into the context of the “ultramodernity”, which is qualified by the acceleration of the modernity and makes it necessary to reconsider the concept of secularization. Then, we must also try to grasp a new way of understanding the term “spirituality” which would allow us to understand the new means of access to transcendence. Consequently, we will suggest a more precise definition of the spirituality before confronting it with certain sociological realities: “Spiritual Path” and “Holistic Spirituality”. To conclude, we willquestion the concept of “spirituality” according to what Yves Lambert named a “tournant axial”, in other terms: a general reconfiguration of the religious world.Este artículo analiza las mutaciones contemporáneas de lo religioso a partir de dos enfoques. El primero consiste en insertar estas transformaciones en el contexto de la « ultramodernidad » (o sea el de una

  18. Nuclear works. Book of abstracts

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    Candel, Danielle; Calberg-Challot, Marie; Alexander, Catherine; Bergsman, Anne; Meyer, Morgan; Taebi, Behnam; Kloosterman, Jan Leen; Kelfaoui, Mahdi; Gingras, Yves; Laborie, Leonard; Beltran, Alain; Bouvier, Yves; Raineau, Laurence; Poirot-Delpech, Sophie; Ollivon, Franck; Mueller, Birgit; Lemarchand, Frederick; Rivat, Emmanuel; Mormont, Marc; Aparicio, Luis; Fassert, Christine; Lehtonen, Markku; Billet, Philippe; Girard, Berenice; Fournier, Pierre; Marion, Richard; Lot, Nicolas

    2012-01-01

    The interdisciplinary conference 'How can the social sciences help us understand the nuclear world?' seeks to reassess the relations between nuclear and social science research. It has two objectives. First, it seeks to take stock of and build on existing research by making explicit the theoretical approaches, the research methods, the difficulties met by researchers and by possibly identifying aspects of the nuclear phenomenon that may have been neglected or left out by existing research. Second, it wishes to question the relevance of social science to contemporary nuclear debates and policy making. The conference was organized in 6 sessions dealing with: 1 - Nuclear discourses - Contents and legitimacies: Nuclear terminology: from the dictionary to industrial practices (Danielle Candel, Marie Calberg-Challot), The problem of recognizing nuclear objects (Catherine Alexander), Demonstrating safety (Anne Bergsman, Morgan Meyer), Designing for nuclear safety, security and sustainability: a philosophical discourse of the nuclear reactor (Behnam Taebi, Jan Leen Kloosterman); 2 - History, time and space. Tropes of nuclear activity: The Gentilly-1 NPP history: a technological failure? (Mahdi Kelfaoui, Yves Gingras), Nuclear history: experience and research prospects (Leonard Laborie, Yves Bouvier, Alain Beltran), Temporality clash in front of radioactive wastes disposal (Laurence Raineau, Sophie Poirot-Delpech), Canadian nuclear from the standpoint of territoriality: how a NPP shapes space? (Franck Ollivon); 3 - Citizen mobilizations and the experience of disaster: 'We could make a moonscape out of the whole country...' Anti-Nuclear Activism at the Czech - Austrian Border (Birgit Mueller), From a catastrophe to the other: living with nuclear (Frederick Lemarchand), Nuclear contestation: between information, confrontation and political communication - 1970-2010 (Emmanuel Rivat); 4 - Social science meets the nuclear industry: Renegotiating repository safety: the history of

  19. Utilité de l’exposé magistral en ligne dans la formation universitaire en sciences de l’activité physique

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    Sylvain Turcotte

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available La formation professionnelle en sciences de l’activité physique à l’université est principalement axée sur l’acquisition de savoirs et de savoir-faire. En particulier, la faible participation des étudiants à la formation théorique est une problématique importante. Le but de cette étude est de vérifier la perception de l’utilité de deux exposés magistraux en ligne dans la formation théorique. Deux formulaires placés en ligne ont permis de recueillir auprès des étudiants les avantages et les inconvénients associés à la mise en œuvre de ce dispositif de formation. Les réponses données par les étudiants sont discutées à la lumière du modèle de St-Yves (1982 qui identifie les conditions internes et externes au déroulement du processus d’enseignement-apprentissage. Plus de 43 des 53 répondants considèrent ces exposés magistraux en ligne utiles. L’avantage majeur réside dans l’accès en tout temps aux exposés. L’inconvénient majeur consiste en l’absence d’interaction sur-le-champ. L’ajout d’un forum de discussion en ligne constitue fort probablement une solution de premier plan.The training of professional specialists in the field of physical activity is based on the acquisition of knowledge and know-how. Practical courses are preferred to theoretical courses. As a result, students often skip lectures. The purpose of this study is to analyze the utility of short online lectures. Two online questionnaires made of closed and open questions respectively were emailed to the students. The advantages and disadvantages are analyzed using the model of St-Yves (1982 who considers the process of teaching and learning as a function of internal and external conditions. More than 43 of the 53 students who answered the questionnaires found the online lectures useful. The major advantage is a 24 hour access to the online lecture and the major disadvantage is the lack of interaction with the teacher. A likely

  20. Energy policy: challenges of a global vision; Politique energetique: les enjeux d'une vision globale

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    Destot, Michel [ed.] [Depute de l' Isere, Assemblee Nationale, Paris (France)

    2000-02-18

    This is the proceedings of the 2. parliamentary gathering on energy held on 14 October 1999. The document presents the talks by Mr Michel Destot (as special rapporteur of the Industry's budget in National Assembly) and Laurent Fabius, President of National Assembly, and Jean-Claude Gayssot, Minister of Equipment, Transport and Dwelling, at the opening session, three round tables, the colloquium synthesis and the closing session. The round tables addressed the following issues: - 1. International and long-term approach guided predominantly by energy demand; - 2. Energy solutions in the struggle against greenhouse effect; - 3. Challenges of opening the European energy market (internationalization and decentralization). At the first round table, Yves Martin, President of the technical section of General Council of Mines, structured his introductory report emphasizing the specific issues of three time horizons: the present, characterized by abundant energy offer; the horizon of 10 to 20 years, that of the energy suppliers which is orienting their investments; the horizon of more than half a century, corresponding to responses of far-reaching actions imposed by energy demand and which must be the object of governments' policies. Jean-Yves Le Deaut, deputy of Meurthe-et-Moselle discussed the risks of climate change, resources' exhaustion, nuclear power and the issue of developing the renewable energies. The problems raised by energy demand by the year 2050 to met the needs of an earth population of 9 billions were mentioned by Philippe Trepant, the president of French Union of oil industries. Energy problems from a globalization standpoint were discussed also by Benjamin Dessus, Director of Ecodev program of CNRS. Policy in the field of mastering greenhouse gas releases was mentioned in the talk by Michel Mousel, president of Inter-ministerial Mission for greenhouse effect. In the frame of 2. round table questions relating to energy management, renewable

  1. Orientation Club

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    COURSE ORIENTATION Résultats de samedi 10 mai    C’est sur une carte entièrement réactualisée dans les bois de Versoix, que plus de 100 coureurs sont venus participer à la course d’orientation, type longue distance, préparée par des membres du club du CERN. Le terrain plutôt plat nécessitait une orientation à grande vitesse, ce qui a donné les podiums suivants :  Technique long avec 17 postes : 1er Jurg Niggli, O’Jura en 52:48, 2e Beat Muller, COLJ Lausanne-Jorat en 58:02, 3e Christophe Vuitton, CO CERN en 58:19 Technique moyen avec 13 postes : 1er Jean-Bernard Zosso, CO CERN, en 46:05 ; 2e Yves Rousselot, Balise 25 Besançon, en 55:11 ; 3e Laurent Merat, O'Jura, en 55:13 Technique court avec 13 postes : 1er Julien Vuitton, CO CERN en 40:59, 2e Marc Baumgartner, CO CERN en 43:18, 3e Yaelle Mathieu en 51:42 Su...

  2. Orienteering club

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    Course d'orientation Vers les dernières courses de printemps Une centaine de coureurs se sont déplacés sur le site de la Roche Fendue prés de Morez pour gouter à un des 5 parcours proposés par le club du O’Jura. Le terrain était gras mais que peut-on trouver d’autre avec cette météo! Les vainqueurs de chaque circuit sont : Alina Niggli (O’Jura) facile court, Natalja Niggli (O’Jura) facile moyen, Victor Kuznetsov (COLJ) technique court, Yves Rousselot (Balise 25) technique moyen et pour finir François Gonon (O’Jura) avec une victoire haut la main sur le technique long. Il ne reste plus que deux épreuves pour la coupe genevoise de printemps : à savoir samedi 8 juin, course de type longue distance organisée par le club de Lausanne Jorat (COLJ) dans le bois de Seyte sur Mutrux/Concise, inscription de 12h &...

  3. «Quel desiderio ardentissimo di tradurre» Lo Streben della traduzione tra Leopardi e Bonnefoy

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    Novella Primo

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Molti sono gli investimenti che entrano in gioco nella traduzione letteraria. Tenendo presente alcuni importanti studi traduttologici sull’argomento, lo studio trae le mosse da Giacomo Leopardi che si sofferma a livello teorico e pratico sulla traduzione secondo una prospettiva ‘desiderante’: nello Zibaldone, nei paratesti delle sue opere e soprattutto nei giovanili Scherzi epigrammatici. Da Leopardi traduttore si proverà poi a passare a Leopardi tradotto. Tra i tanti esempi possibili, quello di Yves Bonnefoy è particolarmente significativo in quanto il letterato francese inscrive la traduzione da Leopardi entro una precisa dinamica del Desiderio («per quanto insufficiente sia la traduzione, […] essa ha dato forma a un desiderio, rivelato un affetto» che diviene la chiave, nei testi critici, per la comprensione della stessa poesia del Recanatese come avviene nella sua singolare traduzione-interpretazione del Canto notturno in cui la luna, vicina al pastore, accetta di «boir de son désir, de son espérance», accompagnandolo «riante». Bonnefoy riflette, anche a proposito di altri autori tradotti come Shakespeare, sui «fantasmes» del testo che il poeta-traduttore, animato da un forte «désir conceptuel», deve sapere individuare affinché possa leggere l’opera da tradurre in rapporto al senso enigmatico della poesia e della lettura poetica, al senso cioè del suo Desiderio.

  4. The Prediction of Bankruptcy Using Backpropagation Algorithm for “IO” Model Analysis

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    Ciprian Dragota

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The basic question which every bank it putswhen a client or a future client whishes to take a bank loanis: “The future debtor it’s capable to refund the loan atmaturity? (Installments plus the interest“. To answer atthis question the bank makes an assessment in which assetsand liabilities are analyze. There is also assessed the creditrating, the cash flow, the securities and, very important,bankrupt risk analysis.For the last one, to calculate bankrupt risk analysis,banks use some models (knows as “Z” score. Few of themare financials methods (like Altman, Canon & Holder,Yves Colonques etc. Nevertheless, these models are beendevelop for a specific situation and for a western economywhich is functional and very articulated. For our economy,we propose a new model that is been build with the specificeconomic dates and inputs, the model we called “IO”model.Without pretending to be able to penetrate over thecomplexity of the phenomenon, this study is trying to do apractical and experimental analysis of bankruptcy usingback propagation algorithm applied to the ”IO” model.

  5. Transparency, citizen participation, organisation and roles. Report from the third RISCOM-II Workshop

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    Andersson, Kjell; Paeivioe, Josefin

    2003-10-01

    This workshop was the final one in a series of three workshops within the RISCOM II project. It was an event where the RISCOM group of researchers disseminated the results to a wider circle of the nuclear waste management community in Europe with the focus on their own 'peers' in participating countries. However, the aim was not just to present RISCOM II results but also to see them in the context of adjacent projects. Especially, the workshop was set up in cooperation with the NEA Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC) since this was seen as a good opportunity for exchange of experiences between the two activities. There was also participation by representatives from the EC COWAM Concerted Action and one presentation was devoted to this activity. There was thus an opportunity to discuss the three activities together. A draft of the RISCOM II Final Report had been made available for workshop participants before the meeting. The first part of the workshop entitled Transparency and citizen participation was moderated by Yves Le Bars, FSC chairman, and president of ANDRA. The second part dealt with Outcomes of the RISCOM Project and was moderated by Elizabeth Atherton from UK Nirex. Magnus Westerlind (SKI), the RISCOM-II coordinator, moderated the third part that dealt with Organisation and roles

  6. For a historical and gradual conception of poetry. The interaction of semantic, enunciative and iconic dimensions in three poems (Sponde, Follain, Bonnefoy

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    Michèle Monte

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available We argue in this paper that poetic texts, as well as any other texts should be analysed through 3 perspectives: semantic, iconic and enunciative, each one with a positive pole and a negative one. According to the semantic perspective, poetic and scientific texts are both on the positive pole, because they create a new representation of the world. According to the iconic one, that Jakobson called the poetic function, poems are generally near the positive pole but their accurate position depends on formal characteristics which have changed along history. They share this position with texts such as advertisements, songs or nursery rhymes. According to enunciation, a lot of poetical texts belonging to lyrics stand on an average position between the 2 poles, since they do not show their literary origin and give themselves as ordinary utterances, but it is not the case for epics, which stands very near from the positive pole, such as novel and fictional texts. Defining 3 different perspectives and ranking texts from a positive to a negative pole for each of them allow to better appreciate the specificity of poetical texts among other texts but also to take into account the very important evolution of poetry along the centuries. After presenting our model, we make it work on 3 different poems: a baroque sonnet from Jean de Sponde, a free-verse poem from Jean Follain and a prose poem from Yves Bonnefoy.

  7. Staff members with 25 years' service at CERN in 2005

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    The 74 staff members who have spent 25 years at CERN in 2005 were invited by the Director-General to a reception in their honour on 22 November. ADRIAN Gilbert / AB ALLIOD Marie-Noëlle / AB ANTOINET Gérard / SC AUBERT Marc / TS AUQUIER Christian / SC BAIRD Simon / AB BARRAS Suzanne / PH BAUD Richard / AT BELLONI Jean / SC BERTUOL Gilbert / SC BLANC Jean-Luc / AB BONVALLET Guy / SC BOSSUS Patrice / SC BROERE Johannes / AB BRU Yvon / TS BURDAIRON Alain / TS CANARD Philippe / AT CAVALLO Patrice / SC CHARRA Patrick / PH CHATAIGNEAU Marc / SC COLIN Gilles / SC DAHLEN Pierre / AB DE GROOT Johannes / PH DEDOBBELER Bernard / TS DELCAMBRE Jean Pierre / SC DELENCLOS Yves / TS DEROYER Patrick / SC DESBISSONS Christian / SC DRAPER Mick / AB DROUX Pascal / FI DUCASTEL Claude / TS DUMUR Alain / SC FOCKER Gerrit / AB FOFFANO Giuseppe / TS FORRAT Isabelle / IT FREI Marie-José / DSU FRESSARD Michel / TS GAGNIERE Daniel / TS GIUDICI Pierre-Ange / PH GOICOECHEA Bernard / TS GUEHO Alain / TS GUENEHEC François / SC JE...

  8. Controlling energy demand. What history?

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    Beers, Marloes; Bonhomme, Noel; Bouvier, Yves; Pautard, Eric; Fevrier, Patrick; Lanthier, Pierre; Goyens, Valerie; Desama, Claude; Beltran, Alain

    2012-01-01

    this special dossier of the historical annals of electricity collection takes stock of the post 1970's history of energy demand control in industrialized countries: Abatement of energy dependence, the European Communities program of rational use of energy in the 1970's (Marloes Beers); The G7 and the energy cost: the limits of dialogue between industrialized countries - 1975-1985 (Noel Bonhomme); Saving more to consume more. The ambiguity of EDF's communication during the 'energy saving' era (Yves Bouvier); From rationing to energy saving certificates, 4 decades of electricity demand control in France and in the UK (eric Pautard); The French agency of environment and energy mastery (ADEME): between energy control and sustainable development (Patrick Fevrier); Hydro-Quebec and efficiency in household energy consumption, from 1990 to the present day (Pierre Lanthier); Control of energy consumption since the 1970's, the policy of rational use of energy in Walloon region - Belgium (Valerie Goyens); Electricity distribution in the new energy paradigm (Claude Desama); Conclusion (Alain Beltran)

  9. 19e édition à la piscine des Vernets épreuve ouverte à tous - French version only

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    Chères amies nageuses, chers amis nageurs, Cette épreuve de natation se déroulera : Samedi 8 et dimanche 9 octobre 2005 de 14 h à 14 h. Chaque participant est libre de nager quelques longueurs, quelques centaines de mètres ou plusieurs kilomètres; en effet, la manifestation est ouverte aux amateurs et aux licenciés, aux individuels et aux groupes, écoles, entreprises et familles. Dans notre cas, un classement d'entreprise CERN est possible. En 2004, le CERN avait emporté la 1ère place dans la catégorie « Entreprises ». Yves Baulet, du département TS, avait accompli l'exploit sportif de parcourir 50km (pour les 50 ans du CERN !) en 20 heures, remportant ainsi la 1ère place dans la catégorie «Hommes». Vous pourrez vous inscrire gratuitement directement à l'entrée de la piscine. Un diplôme est remis à chaque participant ainsi que de nombreux challenges et coupes. Vous trouverez plus d'informations sur cette manifestation, ainsi que les résultats des années précédentes su...

  10. 19e édition à la piscine des Vernets - French version only

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    2005-01-01

    Epreuve ouverte à tous Chères amies nageuses, chers amis nageurs, Cette épreuve de natation se déroulera : Samedi 8 et dimanche 9 octobre 2005 de 14 h à 14 h. Chaque participant est libre de nager quelques longueurs, quelques centaines de mètres ou plusieurs kilomètres; en effet, la manifestation est ouverte aux amateurs et aux licenciés, aux individuels et aux groupes, écoles, entreprises et familles. Dans notre cas, un classement d'entreprise CERN est possible. En 2004, le CERN avait emporté la 1ère place dans la catégorie «Entreprises». Yves Baulet, du département TS, avait accompli l'exploit sportif de parcourir 50 km (pour les 50 ans du CERN !) en 20 heures, remportant ainsi la 1ère place dans la catégorie « Hommes ». Vous pourrez vous inscrire gratuitement directement à l'entrée de la piscine. Un diplôme est remis à chaque participant ainsi que de nombreux challenges et coupes. Vous trouverez plus d'informations sur cette manifestation, ainsi que les résultats des ann�...

  11. Nuclear industry after the Fukushima accident

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    Branche, Thomas; Billes-Garabedian, Laurent; Salha, Bernard; Behar, Christophe; Dupuis, Marie-Claude; Labalette, Thibaud; Lagarde, Dominique; Planchais, Bernard; West, Jean-Pierre; Stubler, Jerome; Lancia, Bruno; Machenaud, Herve; Einaudi, Andre; Anglaret, Philippe; Brachet, Yves; Bonnave, Philippe; Knoche, Philippe; Gasquet, Denis

    2013-01-01

    This special dossier about the situation of nuclear industry two years after the Fukushima accident comprises 15 contributions dealing with: the nuclear industry two years after the Fukushima accident (Bernard Salha); a low-carbon electricity at a reasonable cost (Christophe Behar); nuclear engineering has to gain even more efficiency (Thomas Branche); how to dispose off the most radioactive wastes (Marie-Claude Dupuis, Thibaud Labalette); ensuring the continuation for more than 40 years onward (Denis Gasquet); developing and investing in the future (Philippe Knoche); more than just signing contracts (Dominique Lagarde); immersed power plants, an innovative concept (Bernard Planchais); R and D as a source of innovation for safety and performances (Jean-Pierre West); dismantlement, a very long term market (Jerome Stubler, Bruno Lancia); a reference industrial model (Herve Machenaud); recruiting and training (Andre Einaudi); a diversity of modern reactors and a world market in rebirth (Philippe Anglaret); an industrial revolution is necessary (Yves Brachet); contracts adapted to sensible works (Philippe Bonnave)

  12. Transparency, citizen participation, organisation and roles. Report from the third RISCOM-II Workshop

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    Andersson, Kjell [Karinta-Konsult, Taeby (Sweden); Paeivioe, Josefin [Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, Stockholm (Sweden)

    2003-10-01

    This workshop was the final one in a series of three workshops within the RISCOM II project. It was an event where the RISCOM group of researchers disseminated the results to a wider circle of the nuclear waste management community in Europe with the focus on their own 'peers' in participating countries. However, the aim was not just to present RISCOM II results but also to see them in the context of adjacent projects. Especially, the workshop was set up in cooperation with the NEA Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC) since this was seen as a good opportunity for exchange of experiences between the two activities. There was also participation by representatives from the EC COWAM Concerted Action and one presentation was devoted to this activity. There was thus an opportunity to discuss the three activities together. A draft of the RISCOM II Final Report had been made available for workshop participants before the meeting. The first part of the workshop entitled Transparency and citizen participation was moderated by Yves Le Bars, FSC chairman, and president of ANDRA. The second part dealt with Outcomes of the RISCOM Project and was moderated by Elizabeth Atherton from UK Nirex. Magnus Westerlind (SKI), the RISCOM-II coordinator, moderated the third part that dealt with Organisation and roles.

  13. On the tracks of the Museum of Arts and Crafts. Exhibition and audience in Belo Horizonte/MG

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    Claudia Eliane Parreiras Marques Martinez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present the preliminary results of a survey of about five hundred Belo Horizonte (MG underground users, particularly in the boarding platform of the Central Station. One of the reasons offered by museologist Pierre-Yves Catel and by the staff who took part in the assembly and organization of the Museum of Arts and Crafts (Museu de Artes e Ofícios - MAO, for the occupation of the building of the Central Station and its reinterpretation, which turned it into a museum institution ? dedicated to the history/memory of work and the workers ? was that, at that place, it would be possible to find "a potential audience of one million visitors a year coming by underground". In this sense, the research seeks to understand, especially, the relationship that is established, at present, between the underground station user and the Museum. However, before disclosing the data of this investigation, it was necessary to analyze some aspects concerning the history of MAO and also some aspects of the long-term exposition presented to the public since the inauguration of the mentioned institution, in 2005/2006.

  14. Preface: Phonons 2007

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    Perrin, Bernard

    2007-06-01

    were offered by C'Nano IdF (Centre de Compétence NanoSciences Ile-de-France/Paris District Competence Center in Nanosciences). I want also to point out the strong support given by three institutions: CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), INSP (Institut des NanoSciences de Paris) and SFA (Socitété Française d'Acoustique). Finally, I would like to thank the members of the different committees who helped for the organization of this conference. I am particularly indebted to Bernard Bonello, Arnaud Devos, Jean-Yves Duquesne, Jean-Yves Prieur and Clément Rossignol for their invaluable help. I appreciated the kindness and efficiency of Armelle Guilloux ('Ellipse & Co'). I want also to express my thanks to close collaborators: Catherine Dematteis, Agnès Huynh and Emmanuel Péronne. During the conference, I appreciated the valuable assistance of Sandrine Guit, Béatrice Desoudin and of the student team. The edition of these proceedings could not have been possible without the tremendous amount of work performed by Jean-Yves Duquesne and the valuable help of Jean-Yves Prieur. I hope that the delegates of PHONONS 2007 enjoyed the program and will be willing to attend the 13th conference which will be chaired by Professor Chi Kuang Sun in Taiwan in 2010. Bernard Perrin, Chairman of PHONONS 2007 Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, Paris, November 2007 Copyright: CNRS Photo - Nicole TIGET. The PDF contains the lists of committee members, sponsors and participants.

  15. Library science talks

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    1997-01-01

    The new interface to the CERN library data base by Jean-Yves Le Meur / CERN-AS I will give a short (hands on) demonstration of the new interface to the whole library database. Emphasis will be given to the new feature allowing any user to build his personal virtual library. A user oriented interface to physics preprint servers by Carlos Loureno / CERN-PPE I will give a (hands-on) presentation of a first version of a tailor made WEB based interface to the preprints kept in the CERN or Los Alamos servers. This interface has already been successfully implemented for the field of high energy heavy ion physics, and can easily be expanded or adapted to other research fields of interest to the HEP community. For the already published papers, a direct link to the published e-journal version is provided (if available). Status of the digital library at CERN by Jens Vigen / CERN-AS I will review the present situation concerning the availability of the electronic versions of scientific publications at CERN and the el...

  16. L’ergonome et l’agent: quand la perspective anthropologique s’invite = O ergonomista e o agente: quando a perspectiva antropológica se convida

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    Castejon, Christine

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de uma breve troca verbal que foi tomada como exemplo, a autora explicita como entende o conceito corpo-si elaborado pelo filósofo Yves Schwartz durante o processo que o conduziu de uma pesquisa sobre a experiência a uma antropologia da atividade. Isto fez surgir um questionamento sobre o lugar da linguagem, que a autora julga insuficiente nesta construção. De fato, o filósofo fala frequentemente dos limites da linguagem, mas tem tendência a deixar para a especialidade linguística um discurso mais completo ou mais informado sobre a linguagem. Com efeito, linguistas propagam a abordagem ergológica propondo teorias da atividade da linguagem. A autora propõe abrir uma nova perspectiva. Apoiando-se na obra de Henri Meschonnic, pensador francês da linguagem (igualmente poeta e tradutor, ela propõe avaliar o que faz a linguagem ao corpo-si e pensar na recíproca corpo-si e linguagem

  17. CERN Relay Race: sporty and colourful

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    2013-01-01

    On Thursday 23 May, the 43rd CERN Relay Race took place, with 108 teams on the starting line, the largest participation ever!       The DG was present at the start and said a few words to encourage the runners. At 12:15, the Solar Club and handbike racers, led by Jean-Yves Le Meur, were the first to set off. And as last year, the relay runners were accompanied by an enthusiastic group of Nordic walkers. The first team across the finish line was "Velo City", in a very fast time of 10'31". New this year was a prize category for the best fancy dress, which was won by Les Schtroumpfs from the BE Department. The challenge for the best represented department was won for the third year in a row by FP, but second and third were HR and IT, up from 6th and 9th places last year. To see all the pictures of the event, click here.

  18. Orienteering club

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    Courses d’orientation Samedi 20 avril, les organisateurs du Club de CO du CERN ont accueilli au Mont Mourex 70 participants qui n’ont pas hésité à venir malgré la forte bise. Berni Wehrle du CO CERN s’est octroyé la première place en 1:04:49 sur le parcours technique long devant Pyry Kettunen du Saynso Juankoski en 1:06:52, la 3e place revenant à Bruno Barge, CO CERN, à 7 secondes. Les autres parcours ont été remportés par : Technique moyen : 1er Jacques Moisset, Chamonix (47:44), 2e Yves Rousselot, Balise 25 Besançon (57:16), 3e Jean-Bernard Zosso, CO CERN (59:28). Technique court : 1er Victor Kuznetsov, COLJ (51:53), 2e Pierrick Collet, CO CERN (1:12:52), 3e Dominique Balay, CO CERN (1:16:04). Pour les parcours facile moyen et facile court, Ralf Nardini et Léa Nicolas, tous deux du CO CERN, terminaient respectivement premier. Voi...

  19. The egg, the vessels and the words. From Izdubar to Answer to Job for an imaging thinking.

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    Gaillard, Christian

    2012-06-01

    This essay on The Red Book seeks to underscore a characteristic specific to Jung's approach to psychoanalysis. In this book, and more generally, in all of his writings, Jung's thinking is based on his personal experience of the unconscious, in which he leaves himself open to progressive encounters. Some of them, in the years 1913-14 and 1929-30, particularly his meeting with the giant Izdubar, were quite threatening. As a result, he forged an original way of thinking that is qualified here as 'imaging' and 'emergent'. The Red Book served as the first vessel for theories Jung would later express. His way of thinking, with its failures and semi-successes, all of which are always temporary, of course, is compared to the art of the potter. The author shows the kinship between the formation of the main Jungian concepts and the teachings of the French poet, professor, and art critic Yves Bonnefoy. He also considers certain recurrent formal themes in the work of contemporary German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer. Lastly, this epistemological study, constantly aware of the demands of Jungian clinical practice, demonstrates the continuity in Jung's work, from The Red Book to Answer to Job, where Jung ultimately elaborated a conception of history that defines our ethical position today. © 2012, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  20. Imagem, Informação e Tecnologia: vídeo digital como objeto de estudo para Ciência da InformaçãoImagen, Información y Tecnología: video digital como objecto de estudio para la Ciencia de la Información

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Aborda conceitos a respeito de tecnologias da imagem, no contexto da Ciência da Informação. Delimita o estudo do vídeo digital enquanto imagem, tecnologia e informação. Objetivo: Identifica as relações do vídeo digital com o conceito de informação estética. Metodologia: Pesquisa bibliográfica. Resultados: Os principais autores da fundamentação teórica são Abraham Moles, Arlindo Machado, Philippe Dubois, Lev Manovich, Lucia Santaella, Yves-François Le Coadic, Silvia Martin e Vilém Flusser os quais abordam temas sobre máquinas de imagens (fotografia, cinema, televisão, vídeo e computador, Ciência da Informação e vídeo digital. Conclusões: O vídeo digital desaparece em sua especificidade para ressurgir como uma presença totalitária junto ao computador e a outros dispositivos tecnológicos.

  1. CDS Agenda and Webcast goes European

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    2002-01-01

    The InDiCo team at CERN. From left to right: Jean-Yves Le Meur, Eric Simon, Thomas Baron, Héctor Sánchez. Imagine there is a conference at CERN you really want to attend, but for some reason you happen to miss it. Don't despair! Help is at hand in the shape of the CERN Document Server Agenda and Webcast Services. This tool can provide you with a wealth of material relating to the conference: transparencies, the conference agenda, even the video! And now, as part of the European Commission's Integrated Digital Conferencing (InDiCo) project, it is about to get even better. Within its Information Society Technologies Programme (IST), the EC has already allocated 1.8 MCHF over two years to develop a service platform for the production, archiving, searching and filtering of multimedia content from conferences and seminars. InDiCo is a project involving CERN, SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste), the University of Udine, TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) and th...

  2. Chernobyl: 30 years after - Proceedings of the technical meeting of the French Society of Radiation Protection

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    Champion, Didier; Chouha, Michel; Damette, Guy; Durand, Vanessa; Besnus, Francois; Renaud, Philippe; Adam-Guillermin, Christelle; Laurier, Dominique; Chabrier, Patrick; Chauveau, Thomas; Thiry, Yves; Menetrier, Florence; Chevillard, Sylvie; Lesueur, Fabienne; Schneider, Thierry

    2016-03-01

    The French Society of Radiation Protection (SFRP) organized a technical meeting on the present day situation of the Chernobyl site, 30 years after the accident of the nuclear power plant. The review deals with the situation of the facility and of its safety works, the environment, the management of wastes, the workers and populations exposure, and the health monitoring of the exposed populations. This document brings together the abstracts and the presentations (slides) of the different talks given at the meeting: 1 - The main highlights 30 years after the Chernobyl accident (Didier CHAMPION, SFRP); 2 - Circumstances, progress and consequences of the Chernobyl accident - Lessons and experience feedback for the other RBMK reactors (Michel CHOUHA, IRSN); 3 - Chernobyl, a confinement arch for 100 years (Patrick CHABRIER, Thomas CHAUVEAU - BOUYGUES); 4 - The reactor wastes management and the dismantling operations (Guy DAMETTE - IRSN); 5 - Environment contamination in the vicinity of the site (Yves THIRY - ANDRA); 6 - Impact of the accident on agriculture (Vanessa DURAND - IRSN); 7 - The fate of remediation wastes (Francois BESNUS - IRSN); 8 - Chernobyl fallouts in France (Philippe RENAUD - IRSN); 9 - The ecological consequences of the Chernobyl accident (Christelle ADAM-GUILLERMIN - IRSN); 10 - Results of liquidators and populations exposure (Florence MENETRIER - CEA); 11 - Thyroid cancers monitoring in the Chernobyl area and the role of modifying genetic factors (Fabienne LESUEUR - Institut Curie); 12 - Results of the Chernobyl accident health impact studies (Dominique LAURIER - IRSN); 13 - Impact on populations living condition (Thierry SCHNEIDER - CEPN); 14 - Molecular signature of radiation induced thyroid tumors (Sylvie CHEVILLARD - CEA)

  3. From uranium mine to fishing lake: Environmental remediation in France’s Limousin region

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    Dixit, Aabha

    2016-01-01

    Artificial lakes, fishing spots and solar farms dot the landscape in France’s Limousin region, where uranium operations have gradually come to an end. This transformation would not have been possible without stakeholder involvement, transparent processes and well-coordinated activities, said Yves Marignac, the coordinator of the French Pluralistic Expert Group (GEP), involved with remediation activities in the region. The local population had an important consultative role during the environmental remediation programme, and they now use the former mining sites for recreation. “A consultative approach to remediation management is key to having the people’s support when we had to deal with the closing of the uranium mining sites in Limousin,” Marignac said. Uniquely, the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were the driving force behind broadening the scope of environmental remediation, he added. An important factor for any successful remediation project is public engagement in the decision-making process. The local communities have the most interest in successful environmental remediation, and they need to get satisfactory answers to questions on why, when and how will it impact them. “Their involvement is vital and necessary to ensure technically sound and socially acceptable decisions,” Marignac said

  4. Una mirada a las tensiones y fluctuaciones paradigmáticas de las prácticas pedagógicas

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A continuación se presenta una aproximación a la actualización de las prácticas áulicas de la educación universitaria. La lectura del fenómeno fue realizada a partir de los conceptos de Revolución Científica propuesto por Thomas Kuhn, Poder y Tecnologías del Yo propuestas por Michel Foucault, Obstáculos Epistemológicos propuesto por Gaston Bachelard y Transposición Didáctica de Yves Chavallard. Tomando como eje triangulador la sistemática de la práctica docente propuesta por Violeta Guyot. Paralelamente, el objetivo general consiste en articular las nociones previamente descriptas con la percepción del autor respecto a sus prácticas como alumno adscripto universitario y sus primeras experiencias en la docencia formal. Las diferentes cátedras que son colocadas a modo de ejemplo experiencial presentan un considerable nivel de heterogeneidad permitiendo sostener la tesis del presente ensayo.

  5. European National Society Cardiovascular Journals: Background, rationale and mission statement of the 'Editors' Club' (Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology).

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    Alfonso, F; Ambrosio, G; Pinto, F J; van der Wall, E E

    2008-06-01

    Anesti Kondili MD, Djamaleddine Nibouche MD, Karlen Adamyan MD, Kurt Huber MD, Hugo Ector MD, Izet Masic MD, Rumiana Tarnovska MD, Mario Ivanusa MD, Vladimír Stane k MD, Jørgen Videbaek MD, Mohamed Hamed MD, Alexandras Laucevicius MD, Pirjo Mustonen MD, Jean-Yves Artigou MD, Ariel Cohen MD, Mamanti Rogava MD, Michael Böhm MD, Eckart Fleck MD, Gerd Heusch MD, Rainer Klawki MD, Panos Vardas MD, Christodoulos Stefanadis MD, József Tenczer MD, Massimo Chiariello MD, Aleksandras Laucevicius MD, Joseph Elias MD, Halima Benjelloun MD, Olaf Rødevand MD, Piotr Kul/akowski MD, Edvard Apetrei MD, Victor A. Lusov MD, Rafael G. Oganov MD, Velibor Obradovic MD, Gabriel Kamensky MD, Miran F. Kenda MD, Christer Höglund MD, Thomas F. Lüscher MD, René Lerch MD, Moufid Jokhadar MD, Habib Haouala MD, Vedat Sansoy MD, Valentin Shumakov MD, Adam Timmis MD. (European National Society Cardiovascular Journals Editors, see Appendix for complete affiliations).

  6. Historical aspects of Mexican psychiatry.

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    Bayardo, Sergio Javier Villaseñor

    2016-04-01

    Mexican psychiatry initiated since pre-Hispanic times. Historically, treatments were a mixture of magic, science and religion. Ancient Nahuas had their own medical concepts with a holistic view of medicine, considering men and cosmos as a whole. The first psychiatric hospital appeared in 1566 and a more modern psychiatric asylum emerged until 1910. International exchanges of theoretical approaches started in the National University with the visit of Pierre Janet. There were other important figures that influenced Mexican psychiatry, such as Erich Fromm, Henri Ey, Jean Garrabé and Yves Thoret. Regarding Mexican psychiatrists, some of the most important contributors to Mexican psychiatry were José Luis Patiño Rojas, Manuel Guevara Oropeza and Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz. This article includes excerpts from "Clinical Psychiatry", a book by Patiño Rojas where he tries to understand and describe the inner world experienced by patients with schizophrenia; also, the thesis conducted by Guevara Oropeza ("Psychoanalisis"), which is a critical comparison between the theories of Janet and Freud. Finally, we include "The study of consciousness: current status" by Ramón de la Fuente, which leads us through the initial investigations concerning consciousness, its evolution, and the contributions made by psychology, philosophy and neurobiology.

  7. Pigment pur e o Corpo da côr: prática pós-pictórica e transmodernidade.

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    Irene V. Small

    Full Text Available Resumo Este artigo analisa uma incidência quase contemporânea da prática pós-pintura - o uso de pigmento bruto -, utilizada pelo artista neo-avant-garde francês Yves Klen e pelo artista brasileiro Hélio Oiticica. O uso de pigmento bruto por ambos artistas foi condicionado por uma relação autoconsciente com a história da arte modernista e do monocromo, como limite e origem da pintura. Apesar da confluência de tais orientações, os Pigments purs (pigmentos puros de Klein e o Corpo da côr de Oiticica resultaram em orientações radicalmente divergentes, direcionadas à commodity produzida industrialmente e, portanto, ao readymade. Ao explorar as inconsistências características da commodity no Brasil desenvolvimentista, Oiticica orquestrou uma transferência do fazer do artista para o espectador, dando início a uma nova dimensão participativa no âmbito das cores modernistas.

  8. ‘Borderless’ Southeast Asia historiography: New scholarship on the interactions and exchanges between Southeast Asia and its South Asian and Chinese neighbours in the pre-1500 era

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    Kenneth R. Hall

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Review of:Nola Cooke, Li Tana and James A. Anderson (eds, The Tongking Gulf through history. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011, x + 223 pp. [Encounters with Asia Series.] ISBN 9780812243369. Price: USD 59.95 (hardback.Derek Heng, Sino-Malay trade and diplomacy from the tenth through the fourteenth century. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2009, xiii + 286 pp. [Research in International Studies, Southeast Asia Series 121.] ISBN 9780896802711. Price: USD 28.00 (paperback.Hermann Kulke, K. Kesavapany and Vijay Sakhuja (eds, Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa: Reflections on the Chola naval expeditions to Southeast Asia. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009, xxv + 337 pp. [Nalanda-Sriwijaya Series.] ISBN 9789812509365, price: USD 39.90 (hardback; 9789812309372, USD 59.90 (paperback.Pierre-Yves Manguin, A. Mani and Geoff Wade (eds, Early interactions between South and Southeast Asia: Reflections on cross-cultural exchange. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2011, xxxi + 514 pp. [Nalanda-Sriwijaya Series.] ISBN 9789814345101, price USD 49.90 (paperback; 9789814311168, USD 59.90 (hardback. [India Hardcover Edition co-published with Manohar Publishers and Distributors, India.]Geoff Wade and Sun Laichen (eds, Southeast Asia in the fifteenth century: The China factor. Singapore: NUS Press; Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010, xii + 508 pp. ISBN 9789971694487. Price: USD 32.00.

  9. From uranium mine to fishing lake: Environmental remediation in France’s Limousin region

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    Dixit, Aabha

    2016-01-01

    Artificial lakes, fishing spots and solar farms dot the landscape in France’s Limousin region, where uranium operations have gradually come to an end. This transformation would not have been possible without stakeholder involvement, transparent processes and well-coordinated activities, said Yves Marignac, the coordinator of the French Pluralistic Expert Group (GEP), involved with remediation activities in the region. The local population had an important consultative role during the environmental remediation programme, and they now use the former mining sites for recreation. “A consultative approach to remediation management is key to having the people’s support when we had to deal with the closing of the uranium mining sites in Limousin,” Marignac said. Uniquely, the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were the driving force behind broadening the scope of environmental remediation, he added. An important factor for any successful remediation project is public engagement in the decision-making process. The local communities have the most interest in successful environmental remediation, and they need to get satisfactory answers to questions on why, when and how will it impact them. “Their involvement is vital and necessary to ensure technically sound and socially acceptable decisions,” Marignac said.

  10. First Invenio Workshop: CERN’s digital library software ten years on

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    2012-01-01

    To mark the release of Invenio 1.0, the first User Group Workshop was held last week, with more than 40 developers, system administrators and librarians from 14 different countries attending. The participants were able to catch up on developments in CERN’s digital library software and get a glimpse of where it's going next.   “This is the first time we’ve held such a big workshop,” explains Jean-Yves Le Meur, head of Digital Library Services. “There was a lot of demand for an event like this, and bringing out version 1.0 of Invenio was an obvious time to do it.” Ask him what’s new in version 1.0 and he opens his eyes wide. “There’s so much, it’s hard to summarise. One key improvement is that the code and the database are stable, well tested and optimised, which makes the software more efficient.” The participants, on the other hand, highlight new features coming up in Invenio...

  11. Handbook of metaheuristics

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    Potvin, Jean-Yves

    2010-01-01

    “… an excellent book if you want to learn about a number of individual metaheuristics." (U. Aickelin, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Issue 56, 2005, on the First Edition) The first edition of the Handbook of Metaheuristics was published in 2003 under the editorship of Fred Glover and Gary A. Kochenberger. Given the numerous developments observed in the field of metaheuristics in recent years, it appeared that the time was ripe for a second edition of the Handbook. When Glover and Kochenberger were unable to prepare this second edition, they suggested that Michel Gendreau and Jean-Yves Potvin should take over the editorship, and so this important new edition is now available. Through its 21 chapters, this second edition is designed to provide a broad coverage of the concepts, implementations and applications in this important field of optimization. Original contributors either revised or updated their work, or provided entirely new chapters. The Handbook now includes updated chapters on the b...

  12. Talk | Physical preparation before a sports competition | 16 April

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    2013-01-01

    In the run-up to the annual CERN Relay Race and as part of the Move! Eat better campaign, the Medical Service is organising a talk on physical preparation before a sports competition or before the start of a sporting season.     Come along to the Council Chamber on 16 April at 5:00 p.m. to discover the secrets of good physical preparation. You'll get plenty of tips, techniques and exercises, and find out how your whole sporting experience can be enhanced by good physical preparation.  This advice will be especially useful to help you prepare for the CERN Relay Race, whether you’re a casual jogger or a hardened road-racer. The talk will be moderated (in French) by: Rachel Bray, President of the CERN Fitness Club; Olivier Baldacchino, professional running coach and trainer of the CERN Running Club, who will give tips on how to prepare for races, in particular the CERN Relay Race; and Jean-Yves Le Meur, a member of the French national disa...

  13. A didática da geografia escolar: uma reflexão sobre o saber a ser ensinado, o saber ensinado e o saber científico / Didactis of School Geography: a reflection on knowledge to be taught, taught knowledge and scientific knowledge.

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    Maria da Penha Vieira Marçal

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available This article brings a reflection on the Didacticism of school Geography and an analysis of the needof didactic transposition, in order to facilitate a connection among knowledge to be taught,taught knowledge and scientific knowledge. School Geography has for function to contribute tothe construction of significant knowledge in people’s lives. The abilities to be developed bygeographical knowledge should facilitate a critical reflection concerning the society in whichstudents live and, mainly, the space they occupy in order to understand the way this space is(reorganized. To that purpose a bibliographical study concerning the relative subjects to theDidacticism of school Geography was held, based on the theories related to the transpositive anddisciplinary models, trying to construct a parallel between “scientific geographical knowledge” and “school geographical knowledge”, proposed and formulated by Yves Chevallard and AndréChervel, respectively. It was verified that knowledge to be taught brings the conception thatteaching is built from an articulation of academic competence together with pedagogic competence,as knowing to teach demands the understanding of what and how to teach.

  14. Poetic Recuperations: The Ideology and Praxis of Nouveau Réalisme

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Taking previously un-translated writings of critic Pierre Restany as a primary source, this article demonstrates how his vision for the Nouveau Réaliste movement of the 1950s and 1960s demands a detailed and theoretical (rather than historically contextual exploration of its attempt to reconcile visual art with the quotidian. Accordingly, Bürger's criticism of the historical and neo-avant-gardes is weighed against theories of aesthetics and politics from Adorno to Rancière. In addition, Heidegger's work on the art object, alongside Benjamin's interest in Hölderlin, serves to inform an analysis of Restany's investment in a concept of the 'poetry of the real'. Individual works by Niki de Saint-Phalle, Daniel Spoerri and Yves Klein are also investigated as exemplars of the Nouveau Réaliste ideology. My interest in Restany's life and work stems from recent art world concentrations on the banal or 'infra-ordinary' and its relation to similar concerns within sociology.

  15. COMMITTEES: Quark Matter 2008 Organising and International Advisory Committees

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    2008-10-01

    Organising Committee Madan M Aggarwal (Chandigarh) Jan-e Alam (Kolkata) Convener Arup Bandyopadhyay (Kolkata) Debades Bandyopadhyay (Kolkata) Rahul Basu (Chennai) Rakesh K Bhandari (Kolkata) Anju Bhasin (Jammu) Subhasis Chattopadhyay (Kolkata) Convener Sukalyan Chattopadhyay (Kolkata) Asis Chaudhuri (Kolkata) Premomoy Ghosh (Kolkata) Sanjay Ghosh (Kolkata) Sourendu Gupta (Mumbai) Muhammad Irfan (Aligarh) Durga P Mahapatra (Bhubaneswar) DAmruta Mishra (New Delhi) Ajit K Mohanty (Mumbai) Bedangadas Mohanty (Kolkata) Vaisali Naik (Kolkata) Tapan K Nayak (Kolkata) Convener Sudhir Raniwala (Jaipur) Sourav Sarkar (Kolkata) Bikash Sinha (Kolkata) Chair Dinesh Srivastava (Kolkata) Raghava Varma (Mumbai) Yogendra P Viyogi (Bhubaneswar)Co-chair International Advisory Committee R Aymar,Switzerland Jean Paul Blaizot, France Peter Braun Münzinger, Germany Igor M Dremin, Russia Kari Eskola, Finland Jens Jorgen Gaardhoje,Denmark Rajiv V Gavai, India Hans-Ake Gustaffson, Sweden Hans Gutbrod, Germany Miklos Gyulassy, USA Timothy Hallman, USA Hideki Hamagaki, Japan Tetsuo Hatsuda, Japan Huan-Zhong Huang, USA Barbara Jacak, USA Peter Jenni, Switzerland Taka Kajino, Japan Takeshi Kodama, Brazil T D Lee, USA Peter Levai, Hungary Luciano Maiani, Italy Larry McLerran, USA Berndt Müller, USA Guy Paic, Mexico Sibaji Raha, India Lodovico Riccati, Italy Hans Georg Ritter, USA Helmut Satz, Germany Jurgen Schukraft, Switzerland Yves Schutz, France Edward V Shuryak, USA Johanna Stachel, Germany Horst Stöcker, Germany Itzhak Tserruya, Israel Xin-Nian Wang, USA Bolek Wyslouch, USA Glenn R Young, USA William A Zajc, USA Wen-Long Zhan, China

  16. Consensus statement update on posttraumatic stress disorder from the international consensus group on depression and anxiety.

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    Ballenger, James C; Davidson, Jonathan R T; Lecrubier, Yves; Nutt, David J; Marshall, Randall D; Nemeroff, Charles B; Shalev, Arieh Y; Yehuda, Rachel

    2004-01-01

    To provide an update to the "Consensus Statement on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder From the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety" that was published in a supplement to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (2000) by presenting important developments in the field, the latest recommendations for patient care, and suggestions for future research. The 4 members of the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety were James C. Ballenger (chair), Jonathan R. T. Davidson, Yves Lecrubier, and David J. Nutt. Other faculty who were invited by the chair were Randall D. Marshall, Charles B. Nemeroff, Arieh Y. Shalev, and Rachel Yehuda. The consensus statement is based on the 7 review articles in this supplement and the related scientific literature. Group meetings were held over a 2-day period. On day 1, the group discussed topics to be represented by the 7 review articles in this supplement, and the chair identified key issues for further debate. On day 2, the group discussed these issues to arrive at a consensus view. After the group meetings, the consensus statement was drafted by the chair and approved by all faculty. There have been advancements in the science and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Attention to this disorder has increased with recent world events; however, continued efforts are needed to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder.

  17. Consensus statement on panic disorder from the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety.

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    Ballenger, J C; Davidson, J R; Lecrubier, Y; Nutt, D J; Baldwin, D S; den Boer, J A; Kasper, S; Shear, M K

    1998-01-01

    To provide primary care clinicians with a better understanding of management issues in panic disorder and guide clinical practice with recommendations for appropriate pharmacotherapy. The 4 members of the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety were James C. Ballenger (chair), Jonathan R. T. Davidson, Yves Lecrubier, and David J. Nutt. Four faculty invited by the chairman also participated: David S. Baldwin, Johan A. den Boer, Siegfried Kasper, and M. Katherine Shear. The consensus statement is based on the 6 review papers that are published in this supplement and on the scientific literature relevant to these issues. There were group meetings held during a 2-day period. On day 1, the group discussed each review paper and the chairman and discussant (Dr. Kasper) identified key issues for further debate. On day 2, the group discussed these key issues to arrive at a consensus view. After the group meetings, the consensus statement was drafted by the chairman and approved by all attendees. The consensus statement provides standard definitions for response and remission and identifies appropriate strategy for the management of panic disorder in a primary care setting. Serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors are recommended as drugs of first choice with a treatment period of 12 to 24 months. Pharmacotherapy should be discontinued slowly over a period of 4 to 6 months.

  18. Consensus statement on social anxiety disorder from the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety.

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    Ballenger, J C; Davidson, J R; Lecrubier, Y; Nutt, D J; Bobes, J; Beidel, D C; Ono, Y; Westenberg, H G

    1998-01-01

    The goal of this consensus statement is to provide primary care clinicians with a better understanding of management issues in social anxiety disorder (social phobia) and guide clinical practice with recommendations for appropriate pharmacotherapy. The 4 members of the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety were James C. Ballenger (chair), Jonathan R. T. Davidson, Yves Lecrubier, and David J. Nutt. Other faculty invited by the chair were Julio Bobes, Deborah C. Beidel, Yukata Ono, and Herman G. M. Westenberg. The consensus statement is based on the 7 review papers published in this supplement and on the scientific literature relevant to the issues reviewed in these papers. The group met over a 2-day period. On day 1, the group discussed each review paper, and the chair identified key issues for further debate. On day 2, the group discussed these issues to arrive at a consensus view. After the group meetings, the consensus statement was drafted by the chair and approved by all attendees. The consensus statement underlines the importance of recognizing social anxiety disorder and provides recommendations on how it may be distinguished from other anxiety disorders. It proposes definitions for response and remission and considers appropriate management strategies. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are recommended as first-line therapy, and effective treatment should be continued for at least 12 months. Long-term treatment is indicated if symptoms are unresolved, the patient has a comorbid condition or a history of relapse, or there was an early onset of the disorder.

  19. Consensus statement on posttraumatic stress disorder from the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety.

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    Ballenger, J C; Davidson, J R; Lecrubier, Y; Nutt, D J; Foa, E B; Kessler, R C; McFarlane, A C; Shalev, A Y

    2000-01-01

    To provide primary care clinicians with a better understanding of management issues in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and guide clinical practice with recommendations on the appropriate management strategy. The 4 members of the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety were James C. Ballenger (chair), Jonathan R. T. Davidson, Yves Lecrubier, and David J. Nutt. Other faculty invited by the chair were Edna B. Foa, Ronald C. Kessler, Alexander C. McFarlane, and Arieh Y. Shalev. The consensus statement is based on the 6 review articles that are published in this supplement and the scientific literature relevant to the issues reviewed in these articles. Group meetings were held over a 2-day period. On day 1, the group discussed the review articles and the chair identified key issues for further debate. On day 2, the group discussed these issues to arrive at a consensus view. After the group meetings, the consensus statement was drafted by the chair and approved by all attendees. PTSD is often a chronic and recurring condition associated with an increased risk of developing secondary comorbid disorders, such as depression. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are generally the most appropriate choice of first-line medication for PTSD, and effective therapy should be continued for 12 months or longer. The most appropriate psychotherapy is exposure therapy, and it should be continued for 6 months, with follow-up therapy as needed.

  20. Staff Members with more than 25 years service at CERN in 2000

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    Allegrini Roberto SL Arimatea Claudio SL Baudic Yves SPL Becquet Christian SL Bergamaschi Angelo ST Bourquin Pierre EST Brand Jean-Paul ST Bresciani Pietro EST Brocard Robert EP Cameron Willie EST Carminati Daniel PS Chasseloup De Laubat Jacques ST Chouvelon Alain TIS Cittolin Sergio EP Cochet Evelyne ST Coly Patrick LHC David Eric EP De Jonge Luit Koert SL Delattre André LHC Detraz Claude Charles EP Dreesen Peter PS Dydak Friedrich EP Favini Pierre EST Ferioli Gianfranco SL Fiebiger Heinz PS Fontbonne Andrée HR Fournel Jacques EST Fournier Gérard AS Fromm Daniel EP Gagliardi Fabrizio IT Gaidon Michèle ST Galbraith Peter LHC Gavaggio Richard LHC Genand Roger SL Gendre Francis PS Geoffroy Michel ST Geretschlager Ingrid ETT Grabit Robert EP Grill Manfred ST Heinze Wolfgang PS Hoh Roger PS Hudry Jean SL Jenny Bernard EST Koutchouk Jean-Pierre SL Laffin Michel SL Laurent Jean-Michel LHC Le Gras Marc PS Legrand Patrick LHC Lerho Jean-Marie ST Lewis Ray ETT Liptow Ulr...

  1. Investigation of airways using MDCT for visual and quantitative assessment in COPD patients

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Pierre-Yves Brillet1, Catalin I Fetita2, Amaury Saragaglia2, Anne-Laure Brun3, Catherine Beigelman-Aubry3, Françoise Prêteux2, Philippe A Grenier31Department of Radiology, Avicenne Hospital, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Léonard de Vinci–Paris Nord, EA 2361, Bobigny, France; 2ARTEMIS Department, Institut National des Télécommunications, Université Paris V, Evry, France; 3Department of Radiology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FranceAbstract: Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT acquisition during a single breath hold using thin collimation provides high resolution volumetric data set permitting multiplanar and three dimensional reconstruction of the proximal airways. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD patients, this technique provides an accurate assessment of bronchial wall thickening, tracheobronchial deformation, outpouchings reflecting dilatation of the submucous glands, tracheobronchomalacia, and expiratory air trapping. New software developed to segment adequately the lumen and walls of the airways on MDCT scans allows quantitative assessment of the airway dimensions which has shown to be reliable in clinical practice. This technique can become important in longitudinal studies of the pathogenesis of COPD, and in the assessment of therapeutic interventions.Keywords: COPD – tracheobronchial tree, multidetector CT – airway remodeling, tracheobronchomalacia

  2. Cystatin C, kidney function, and cardiovascular risk factors in primary hypertension Cistatina C, função renal e fatores de risco cardiovascular na hipertensão primária

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    João Victor Salgado

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical usefulness of serum cystatin C (Scys and cystatin C-based equations for the screening of chronic kidney disease in primary hypertensive patients, and correlate these markers with risk factors for cardiovascular disease. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 199 middle-aged adults at a basic health unit. Kidney function assessment included measurements of serum creatinine (Scr and Scys levels, 24-hour microalbuminuria (MA, as well as glomerular filtration rate (GFR through Larsson and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD study equations. Bland- Altman plot analysis was used to calculate the agreement between equations. RESULTS: High levels of Scys were found in 22% of the patients, even with normal values of GFR estimated by MDRD study equation. Systolic blood pressure and MA correlated better with Scys than Scr, but there was no correlation between Scys and diastolic blood pressure. Gender, age > 60 years, MA, and uric acid were significantly associated with high Scys levels. After multivariate analysis, only age > 60 yrs (RR = 6.4; p OBJETIVO: Investigar a utilidade clínica da cistatina C sérica (Scys e da equação baseada na cistatina C na triagem da doença renal crônica em pacientes com hipertensão primária e correlacionar esses marcadores com fatores de risco para doença cardiovascular. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo transversal com 199 adultos de meia-idade em uma unidade básica de saúde. A avaliação da função renal incluiu medidas dos níveis séricos da creatinina (Scr e Scys, microalbuminúria de 24 h (MA, bem como da taxa de filtração glomerular (TFG por meio das equações de Larsson e do estudo MDRD. Foi utilizada a análise Bland-Altman plot para calcular a concordância entre as equações. RESULTADOS: Foram encontrados níveis elevados de Scys em 22% dos pacientes, mesmo com valores normais da TFG estimada pela equação do estudo MDRD. A pressão sist

  3. Klotho expression in long bones regulates FGF23 production during renal failure.

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    Kaludjerovic, Jovana; Komaba, Hirotaka; Sato, Tadatoshi; Erben, Reinhold G; Baron, Roland; Olauson, Hannes; Larsson, Tobias E; Lanske, Beate

    2017-05-01

    Circulating levels of bone-derived fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) increase early during acute and chronic kidney disease and are associated with adverse outcomes. Membrane-bound Klotho acts as a permissive coreceptor for FGF23, and its expression was recently found in osteoblasts/osteocytes. We hypothesized that Klotho in bone cells is part of an autocrine feedback loop that regulates FGF23 expression during renal failure. Thus, we induced renal failure in mice with targeted deletion of Klotho in long bones. Uremic wild-type ( KL fl/fl ) and knockout ( Prx1-Cre;KL fl/fl ) mice both responded with reduced body weight, kidney atrophy, hyperphosphatemia, and increased bone turnover. Importantly, long bones of Prx1-Cre;KL fl/fl mice but not their axial skeleton failed to increase FGF23 expression as observed in uremic KL fl/fl mice. Consequently, Prx1-Cre;KL fl/fl mice had significantly lower serum FGF23 and parathyroid hormone levels, and higher renal 1-α-hydroxylase expression, serum 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and calcium levels than KL fl/fl mice. These results were confirmed in two independent models of renal failure, adenine diet induced and 5/6 nephrectomy. Moreover, FGF23-treated bone cells required Klotho to increase FGF23 mRNA and ERK phosphorylation. In summary, our novel findings show that Klotho in bone is crucial for inducing FGF23 production upon renal failure. We propose the presence of an autocrine feedback loop in which Klotho senses the need for FGF23.-Kaludjerovic, J., Komaba, H., Sato, T., Erben, R. G., Baron, R., Olauson, H., Larsson, T. E., Lanske, B. Klotho expression in long bones regulates FGF23 production during renal failure. © FASEB.

  4. A validated disease specific prediction equation for resting metabolic rate in underweight patients with COPD

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    Anita Nordenson

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Anita Nordenson2, Anne Marie Grönberg1,2, Lena Hulthén1, Sven Larsson2, Frode Slinde11Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden; 2Department of Internal Medicine/Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, SwedenAbstract: Malnutrition is a serious condition in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD. Successful dietary intervention calls for calculations of resting metabolic rate (RMR. One disease-specific prediction equation for RMR exists based on mainly male patients. To construct a disease-specific equation for RMR based on measurements in underweight or weight-losing women and men with COPD, RMR was measured by indirect calorimetry in 30 women and 11 men with a diagnosis of COPD and body mass index <21 kg/m2. The following variables, possibly influencing RMR were measured: length, weight, middle upper arm circumference, triceps skinfold, body composition by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and bioelectrical impedance, lung function, and markers of inflammation. Relations between RMR and measured variables were studied using univariate analysis according to Pearson. Gender and variables that were associated with RMR with a P value <0.15 were included in a forward multiple regression analysis. The best-fit multiple regression equation included only fat-free mass (FFM: RMR (kJ/day = 1856 + 76.0 FFM (kg. To conclude, FFM is the dominating factor influencing RMR. The developed equation can be used for prediction of RMR in underweight COPD patients.Keywords: pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive, basal metabolic rate, malnutrition, body composition

  5. Cranberry juice concentrate does not significantly decrease the incidence of acquired bacteriuria in female hip fracture patients receiving urine catheter: a double-blind randomized trial

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    Gunnarsson AK

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    Full Text Available Anna-Karin Gunnarsson,1 Lena Gunningberg,2 Sune Larsson,1 Kenneth B Jonsson1 1Institution of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; 2Institution of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI is a common complication among patients with hip fractures. Receiving an indwelling urinary catheter is a risk factor for developing UTIs. Treatment of symptomatic UTIs with antibiotics is expensive and can result in the development of antimicrobial resistance. Cranberries are thought to prevent UTI. There is no previous research on this potential effect in patients with hip fracture who receive urinary catheters. Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate whether intake of cranberry juice concentrate preoperatively decreases the incidence of postoperative UTIs in hip fracture patients that received a urinary catheter. Design: This study employed a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind trial. Method: Female patients, aged 60 years and older, with hip fracture (n=227 were randomized to receive cranberry or placebo capsules daily, from admission, until 5 days postoperatively. Urine cultures were obtained at admission, 5 and 14 days postoperatively. In addition, Euro Qual five Dimensions assessments were performed and patients were screened for UTI symptoms. Result: In the intention-to-treat analysis, there was no difference between the groups in the proportion of patients with hospital-acquired postoperative positive urine cultures at any time point. When limiting the analysis to patients that ingested at least 80% of the prescribed capsules, 13 of 33 (39% in the placebo group and 13 of 47 (28% in the cranberry group (P=0.270 had a positive urine culture at 5 days postoperatively. However, this difference was not statistically significant (P=0.270. Conclusion: Cranberry concentrate does not seem to effectively prevent UTIs in female patients with hip fracture and

  6. Estimated Visceral Adipose Tissue, but Not Body Mass Index, Is Associated with Reductions in Glomerular Filtration Rate Based on Cystatin C in the Early Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Ana Karina Teixeira da Cunha França

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Information on the association between obesity and initial phases of chronic kidney disease (CKD is still limited, principally those regarding the influence of visceral adipose tissue. We investigated whether the visceral adipose tissue is more associated with reductions in glomerular filtration rate (GFR than total and abdominal obesity in hypertensive individuals with stage 1-2 CKD. A cross-sectional study was implemented which involved 241 hypertensive patients undergoing treatment at a primary health care facility. GFR was estimated using equations based on creatinine and cystatin C levels. Explanatory variables included body mass index (BMI, waist circumference (WC, and estimated visceral adipose tissue (eVAT. The mean age was 59.6±9.2 years old and 75.9% were female. According to BMI, 28.2% of subjects were obese. Prevalence of increased WC and eVAT was 63.9% and 58.5%, respectively. Results from the assessment of GFR by BMI, WC, and eVAT categories showed that only women with increased eVAT (≥150 cm2 had a lower mean GFR by Larsson (P=0.016, Levey 2 (P=0.005, and Levey 3 (P=0.008 equations. The same result was not observed when the MDRD equation was employed. No association was found between BMI, WC, eVAT, and GFR using only serum creatinine. In the early stages of CKD, increased eVAT in hypertensive women was associated with decreased GFR based on cystatin C.

  7. Early evaluation of cerebral metabolic rate of glucose (CMRglu) with {sup 18}F-FDG PET/CT and clinical assessment in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) patients before and after ventricular shunt placement: preliminary experience

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    Calcagni, Maria Lucia; Lavalle, Mariadea; Leccisotti, Lucia; Giordano, Alessandro [Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Rome (Italy); Mangiola, Annunziato; De Bonis, Pasquale; Anile, Carmelo [Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Institute of Neurosurgery, Rome (Italy); Indovina, Luca [Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Institute of Physics, Rome (Italy); Marra, Camillo [Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Institute of Neurology, Rome (Italy); Pelliccioni, Armando [Istituto Nazionale per l' Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro (INAIL), Rome (Italy)

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    We evaluated the relationships between the cerebral metabolic rate of glucose (CMRglu) measured by dynamic {sup 18}F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and the clinical and neuropsychological assessment before and after the surgical procedure in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) patients. Eleven selected INPH patients underwent clinical assessment (modified Rankin scale, Krauss scale, Larsson categorization system and Stein-Langfitt scale), cognitive evaluation (Mini-Mental State Examination, MMSE) and dynamic {sup 18}F-FDG PET/CT scan 3 days before and 1 week after ventricular shunt placement. After shunting, the global CMRglu significantly increased (2.95 {+-} 0.44 vs 4.38 {+-} 0.68, p = 10{sup -7}) in all INPH patients with a mean percentage value of 48.7%. After shunting, no significant change was found in the Evans ratio whereas a significant decrease in all clinical scale scores was observed. Only a slight reduction in the MMSE was found. After shunting, a significant correlation between the global CMRglu value and clinical assessment was found (R {sup 2} = 0.75, p = 0.024); indeed all clinical scale scores varied (decreasing) and the CMRglu value also varied (increasing) in all INPH patients. Our preliminary data show that changes in the CMRglu are promptly reversible after surgery and that there is a relationship between the early metabolic changes and clinical symptoms, independently from the simultaneous changes in the ventricular size. The remarkable and prompt improvement in the global CMRglu and in symptoms may also have important implications for the current concept of ''neuronal plasticity'' and for the cells' reactivity in order to recover their metabolic function. (orig.)

  8. Analyses of organochlorine pesticides residues in eels (Anguilla anguilla from Lake Garda using Gas chromatography coupled with Tandem Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS/MS.

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    Giuseppe Federico Labella

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Lake Garda is located in Insubria region, that is known for being the most populated and industrialized area of Italy (Camusso et al., 2001. Therefore, the Lake water, and also the fish species present, could be affected by environmental contamination.  European eel (Anguilla anguilla are considered as suitable matrix for biomonitoring environmental contaminants in European water (Belpaire et al., 2007, being widespread in many European waters and highly contaminated by lipophilic compounds, due to the high lipid content (up to 40% (Larsson et al., 1991. Moreover, eel is an edible species (its farming currently supplies approximately 45,000 tons/year (Nielsen et al., 2008, so it also represents a public health issue. Based on these considerations, the aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of fourteen organochlorine pesticides (OCs in forty-five eels (Anguilla anguilla from Lake Garda, using Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE procedure for the analytes extraction and Gas chromatography coupled with Tandem Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS/MS for the analysis of OCs. GC-MS/MS analysis was developed and validated according to the SANTE/11945/2015 guidelines.  Uncontaminated eel sample (previously checked for the presence of OCs and considered blank with a concentration of compounds < Limit of Detection were used for all procedure's optimization steps. For all the OCs analysed, satisfactory results were achieved. Regarding eel samples, several pesticides were detected, but DDTs (DDT and its metabolites were found with the highest prevalence (92 %. The concentration rage was from not detected (n.d. to 19000 ng g-1. Although DDTs levels in the environment are declining (Albaiges et al., 2011, they continue to bioaccumulate in tissues of human and animal and biomagnify in food chains.

  9. Nanoparticulate Quillaja saponin induces apoptosis in human leukemia cell lines with a high therapeutic index

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    Kefei Hu

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Kefei Hu1, Saideh Berenjian1, Rolf Larsson2, Joachim Gullbo2, Peter Nygren3, Tanja Lövgren4, Bror Morein11Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Virology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; 2Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden; 3Department of Oncology, Radiology and Clinical Immunology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden; 4Department of Molecular Bioscience, Section for Veterinary Immunology and Virology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, SwedenAbstract: Saponin fractions of Quillaja saponaria Molina (QS have cytotoxic activity against cancer cells in vitro, but are too toxic to be useful in the clinic. The toxic effect was abolished by converting QS fractions into stable nanoparticles through the binding of QS to cholesterol. Two fractions of QS were selected for particle formation, one with an acyl-chain (ASAP was used to form killing and growth-inhibiting (KGI particles, and the other without the acyl-chain (DSAP was used to formulate blocking and balancing effect (BBE particles. KGI showed significant growth inhibiting and cancer cell-killing activities in nine of 10 cell lines while BBE showed that on one cell line. The monoblastoid lymphoma cell line U937 was selected for analyzing the mode of action. Low concentrations of KGI (0.5 and 2 µg/mL induced irreversible exit from the cell cycle, differentiation measured by cytokine production, and eventually programmed cell death (apoptosis. Compared to normal human monocytes, the U937 cells were 30-fold more sensitive to KGI. The nontoxic BBE blocked the cell killing effect of KGI in a concentrationdependent manner. In conclusion, the formulation of QS into nanoparticles has the potential of becoming a new class of anticancer agents.Keywords: anticancer drug, Quillaja saponin, nanoparticle, apoptosis

  10. Proceedings of the European Forum on Nuclear Waste governance

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    2004-01-01

    Electronuclear production is a component of France's and Europe's energy supplies. However, populations remain worried as nuclear electricity produces dangerous radioactive waste for many generations. They are all the more worried so as they are not enough informed and involved in decision-making. After having analysed in 2003 the issue of national choices and their compatibility with a European directive, the European talks' ambition is to clarify the responsibilities of the different stakeholders for a good governance. Indeed, these have to make their strategies for everlasting solutions understood, inform about costs that correspond to an efficient and long-term management of nuclear waste and about their financing. How are roles shared between States, producers, managers, researchers and local entities? The European Talks has organised the dialog between stakeholders from several member States of the EU around two series of questions: - What are industrial and economic actors strategies? In which public framework are they included? How do they anticipate the future? The speakers have analysed their own experiences in order to examine what could an efficient and fair regulation and costs sharing be. - What are nuclear stakeholders commitments on the field? What kind of projects could be initiated? How could these stakeholders become partners for sustainable development? Here again, experiences have been shared in the perspective of mobilizing energies on concrete projects. This document is the proceedings of this second European Forum on this topic. Content: 1 - Opening by Christian Namy, president of the Meuse General Council; Message from Patrick Devedjian, French vice- minister of Industry. 2 - First round table 'The stakeholders strategy and their management of nuclear waste in France and in Europe' (Moderator: Alejo Vidal Quadras Roca, vice-president of the European Parliament, Spain): Speaker: Yves Le Bars, chairman, ANDRA, Discussants: Jozsef Hegyhati

  11. Conhecimento - solidariedade como um saber docente na modalidade EAD: atitudes, valores e condições / Solidarity here know how a teaching in modalidade EAD: attitudes, values and conditions

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    Regina Trilho Otero Xavier

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo relata uma investigação que pesquisa a construção do conhecimento-solidariedade em EaD. O objetivo principal do estudo é contribuir para a implementação de ações pedagógicas em EaD na perspectiva do conhecimentosolidariedade.A partir, principalmente, dos referenciais de Boaventura Santos, JeanPiaget e Yves de La Taille procura-se compreender o que vem a ser o conhecimentosolidariedade, bem como os valores e saberes que favorecem seu desenvolvimento em ações pedagógicas de professores e alunos em EaD. Os estudos apontam que agir de acordo com o conhecimento-solidariedade exige competência cognitiva (saber sersolidário, competência afetiva (querer ser solidário e, ainda, um contexto favorável (poder ser solidário. As conclusões evidenciam que o conhecimento–solidariedade, em ações pedagógicas na modalidade EaD, está fortemente vinculado aos saberes éticos, técnicos, pedagógicos, comunicacionais e de gestão; que se trata de um saber construído progressivamente, em experiências permeadas por respeito mútuo, reciprocidade e empatia, tendo a cooperação como principal estratégia. Mas, e fundamentalmente, que ocorrência de ações, na perspectiva do conhecimento-solidariedade, é dependente decontextos individuais de origem complexa, pois envolvem a interação de vários aspectos interligados (como: hábitos, valores, sentimentos, capacidades,... e de contextos coletivos dinâmicos (como ambientes cooperativos ou coercitivos, entre pares ou “superiores”, na presença de autoridade que incentiva ou que desfavorece a solidariedade.Abstract This article reports on an investigation that the search of knowledge-building solidarity in EaD. The main objective of the study is to contribute to the implementation of educational activities in EaD the perspective of knowledge-solidarity. From mainly on the benchmarks of Boaventura Santos, Jean Piaget and Yves de La Taille seeks to understand what has to be

  12. Teatro Municipal, en Gelsenkirchen

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    Ruhnau, Werner

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    Full Text Available Two very up to date principles have been tried at Gelsenkirchen, namely that of «transformable theatre», and the integration of the style of a building with that of the town and the landscape. Following these principles, two municipal theatres have been built, one seating 1,050 and the other 450 spectators. They are situated in the centre of the city, and constitute the nucleus of a new cultural centre in the midst of a highly industrial town; This is a project not aimed at any particular social group, but placed at the service of every man with an intellectual or artistic interest. These two buildings have reinforced concrete structures, metal roofs, and the trusses are protected against Are by means of a special asbestos treatment. Efficient air conditioning ducts are taken inside suspended concrete tubing, which run over the main theatre hall. This air conditioning produces no audible noise. The «transformability» of the theatre presented other difficult accoustical problems, which were overcome by means of plates which osciIate and open out. Aluminium laminas, with a large number of tiny holes to absorb noise, have also been fitted. These two buildings involve a close cooperation between the plastic artist and the architect. A number of works by Paul Dierkes and Yves Klein are placed inside these theatres. Externally. they are adorned with a concrete sculpture by Robert Adams, seeking to express the power of the spirit over matter.Dos principios muy de actualidad —de «teatro transformable» y de integración de la arquitectura en la ciudad y paisaje— han sido intentados en Gelsenkirchen, donde se construyeron dos teatros municipales: uno con 1.050 localidades y otro con 450. Emplazados en el centro de la ciudad, constituyen, como el núcleo de un nuevo foro, una obra al servicio del arte, del espíritu, en medio de una urbe industrial: una obra destinada no a una determinada clase social, sino para cada hombre interesado intelectual

  13. Conference 'What strategies for an effective grid integration of wind energy? France-Germany crossed views'

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    Paschedag, Udo; Lund, Torsten; Sanchez, Louis; Grandidier, Jean-Yves; Meyerjuergens, Tim; Laurent, Severine; Lacoste, Jean; Quitmann, Eckard; Woyte, Achim; De Decker, Jan; De Broe, Alex; Fischer, Lothar; Diwald, Werner

    2009-01-01

    The French-German office for Renewable energies (OFAEnR) organised a conference on the effective grid integration of wind energy. In the framework of this French-German exchange of experience, more than a hundred participants exchanged views on the necessary stabilization and development of power grids for the integration of renewable energy sources. Beside the recent evolutions of regulations in both countries, topics such as the connection of offshore parks, the transient capacity hosting, the wind facilities efficiency and the grid development studies were addressed as well. This document brings together the available presentations (slides) made during this event: 1 - Grids development from the point of view of the Federal Ministry of environment - The German law on energy networks development 'Energieleitungsausbaugesetz'. High-voltage grid development in Germany: the impetus of the grid reinforcement law (Udo Paschedag); 2 - Danish experience and plans relating to wind energy integration and underground cables (Torsten Lund); 3 - Development of the French grid: Regional scheme of renewable energies connection (Louis Sanchez); 4 - Wind energy, a major component of the electricity mix for 2020/2030 (Jean-Yves Grandidier); 5 - Challenges of offshore wind parks connection to the German grids (Tim Meyerjuergens); 6 - Connection potentialities: transient production hosting capacities (Severine Laurent); 7 - Wind power plants supply system services - Requirements imposed to grid operators and economic incentives: a wind energy with the same quality as conventional electricity? (Jean Lacoste); 8 - Grid reinforcements and what they are to wind - A European perspective (Alex De Broe); 9 - European Wind Integration Study (EWIIS) - Towards a Successful Integration of Wind Power into European electricity Grids. The EWIS study and expectations about offshore grid development in the North/Baltic Sea area (Lothar Fischer); 10 - Optimization of renewable energies

  14. Summary of the Panel Discussions Concluding Session I on Community Policy Initiatives, and Session II on the Disposal Option. Panel I: In search of European Union (EU) added value

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    Beceiro, A. [ENRESA, Emilio Vargas 7, E-Madrid (Spain); Kayser, P. [EU Council Atomic Question Group, Ministere des Affaires etrangeres, 13, rue J.P. Koenig, L-1865 Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Selling, H. [VROM, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, PO Box 30945, Rijnstraat 8, NL-2500 GX The Hague (Netherlands); Dutton, M. [CoRWM, Ashdown House, 4/F7, 123, Victoria street, UK-0 SWIE 6DE London (United Kingdom)

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    This panel was introduced by a presentation by Derek Taylor (Advisor, Nuclear Energy, European Commission) that described the background to the Waste Directive - in particular the situation regarding radioactive waste management in the EU and public perceptions and opinion on the subject of these waste. He described the evolution regarding some of the more sensitive topics that had been raised by the Waste Directive. These included, in particular, the proposal to set 'deadlines' for the siting and operation of waste repositories, the identification of geological disposal as the only safe and sustainable long-term option for waste management (with the given level of knowledge) and the possibility of exporting radioactive waste to third countries as part of a national programme. He also described the present status of the discussions in the European Council on the Directive. This was then followed by a number of interventions by the members of the panel giving their views on the benefits, or otherwise, of the proposed legislation. From the audience, there was only one clearly negative intervention to the proposal, mainly on the basis that it pre-empties the findings of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) by its identification of geological disposal as the preferred option and on the timetables for site identification and operation contained in the original text (Chris Murray, UK). However, he said he could support the Directive if it could force the Governments to set their timetables and then to measure their progress. Another intervention from the audience was strongly critical of the initial 'deadlines' proposed by the Commission on the grounds that they were not realistic and could not be met by the large majority of Member States (Charles McCombie, CH) and another asked about the possibility of taking a waste agency to court because of refusal to accept imported waste for disposal (Yves Le Bars, FR)

  15. ROMANIAN FOLKLORE MOTIFS IN FASHION DESIGN

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The traditional Romanian costume such as the entire popular art (architecture, woodcarvins, pottery etc. was born and lasted in our country since ancient times. Closely related to human existence, the traditional costume reflected over the years as reflected nowadays, the mentality and artistic conception of the people. Today the traditional Romanian costume became an inspiration source to the wholesale fashion production industry designers, both Romanian and international. Although the contemporary designers are working in accordance with a vision, using a wide area of styles, methods and current technology, they usually return to traditional techniques and ethnic folklore motifs, which converts and resize them, integrating them in their contemporary space. Adrian Oianu is a very appreciated Romanian designer who launched two collections inspired by his native’s country traditional costumes: “Suflecata pan’ la brau” (“Turned up ‘til the belt” and “Bucurie” (“Joy”. Dorin Negrau had as inspiration for his “Lost” collection the traditional costume from the Bihor region. Yves Saint Laurent had a collection inspired by the Romanian traditional flax blouses called “La blouse roumaine”. The paper presents the traditional Romanian values throw fashion collections. The research activity will create innovative concepts to support the garment industry in order to develop their own brand and to bring the design activities in Romania at an international level. The research was conducted during the initial stage of a project, financed through national founds, consisting in a documentary study on ethnographic characteristics of the popular costume from different regions of the country.

  16. A paisagem mental de um grupo de idosos: histórias de vida e o AT-9

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    Olga Hack

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo resulta de pesquisa qualitativa direcionada à recolha de dados identificatórios, tanto da realidade individual como grupal, de oito idosos com mais de 60 anos que frequentam o Grupo Mais Vividos, no Serviço Social do Comércio (SESC, de Taguatinga Norte/DF, na sua dimensão simbólica A temática está voltada ao desvendamento do imaginário do grupo, do registro da criação, surgimento da Instituição, seu desenvolvimento no tempo, sua história e a organização estabelecida como processo acolhedor destes idosos na instituição. Estes dados se encontram desenhados em fatos históricos armazenados na memória, emergidos para um compreender nas bases da hermenêutica descritos nos processos holonômicos, com a análise das histórias de vida e do imaginário, com sustentação nas obras de: Durand (1989;1993;1996;2001, Packter (2000;2001;2002, Paula Carvalho (1990;1998, entre outros autores, e nos achados gerontológicos. Foi realizado com o grupo o Arquétipo Teste de Nove Elementos – AT-9, de Yves Durand, e a escuta das histórias de vida: metodologias utilizadas na tradução da dimensão simbólica daquelas vidas - individual e grupal - contidas nos conjuntos de imagens, intencionando conhecer como os idosos do grupo encaram a angústia do passar do tempo e o medo da morte. A Paisagem Mental desenhada evidencia pistas para a reorganização antropolítica, se desejada pelo grupo Mais Vividos do SESC.

  17. CONHECIMENTO-SOLIDARIEDADE COMO UM SABER DOCENTE NA MODALIDADE EAD: ATITUDES, VALORES E CONDIÇÕES

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo relata uma investigação que pesquisa a construção do conhecimento-solidariedade em EAD. O objetivo principal do estudo é contribuir para a implementação de ações pedagógicas em EAD na perspectiva do conhecimento-solidariedade. A partir, principalmente, dos referenciais de Boaventura Santos, Jean Piaget e Yves de La Taille procura-se compreender o que vem a ser o conhecimento-solidariedade, bem como os valores e saberes que favorecem seu desenvolvimento em ações pedagógicas de professores e alunos em EAD. Os estudos apontam que agir de acordo com o conhecimento-solidariedade exige competência cognitiva (saber ser solidário, competência afetiva (querer ser solidário e, ainda, um contexto favorável (poder ser solidário. As conclusões evidenciam que o conhecimento–solidariedade, em ações pedagógicas na modalidade EAD, está fortemente vinculado aos saberes éticos, técnicos, pedagógicos, comunicacionais e de gestão; que se trata de um saber construído progressivamente, em experiências permeadas por respeito mútuo, reciprocidade e empatia, tendo a cooperação como principal estratégia. Mas, e fundamentalmente, que a ocorrência de ações, na perspectiva do conhecimento-solidariedade, é dependente de contextos individuais de origem complexa, pois envolvem a interação de vários aspectos interligados (como: hábitos, valores, sentimentos, capacidades,... e de contextos coletivos dinâmicos (como ambientes cooperativos ou coercitivos, entre pares ou “superiores”, na presença de autoridade que incentiva ou que desfavorece a solidariedade. Palavras-chave: EaD, solidariedade, saberes docentes.

  18. Louis-Frederic Wickham (1861-1913): father of radium therapy

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    Mould, R.F.; Robison, R.F.; Tiggelen, R.V.

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    Louis-Frederic Wickham and Paul-Marie Degrais, both radium martyrs, co-authored in 1909 the first textbook written exclusively for radium therapy. This was distinct from earlier textbooks on radiation therapy which relegated radium therapy to a few pages at the end of the book with the remainder devoted to the applications of X-rays. By 1906 when he became the director of the Laboratoire Biologique du Radium, the world's first Radium Institute, which was sited in the rue Artois, Paris, he was already a well known dermatologist and syphilologist working first at the Hospital Saint-Louis and later at the Hopital Saint-Lazare. The organisation of his Laboratoire, which was funded by the industrialist Armet de Lisle, was used as a model for many of the first radium institutes in Europe and America. After his premature death in 1913 and the upheaval of the 1914-1918 World War, Marie Curie's Institut du Radium opened in 1919. The contributions of Louis Wickham to the science and organisation of radium therapy were then overshadowed by the later achievements of the Institut du Radium in the me d'Ulm/rue Pierre et Marie Curie. This biography describes the life and work of this remarkable physician who was selected by King George V of Great Britain as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order and was decorated in France as a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur Information is also included about some of Louis Wickham's famous colleagues; Paul Degrais, Henri Dominici and Paul Oudin, as well as his son, Yves-Louis Wickham, a radio therapist at the Institut Gustave Roussy. A complete bibliography is added. (authors)

  19. Presentations given at the two Enerplan solar conferences during the renewable energy workshop on February 21-22, 2013

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    Gouranton, Germain; Patte, Emmanuelle; Damian, Jean; Guiguet, Antoine; Benabdelkarim, Mohamed; Darragon, Adrien; Genin, Pierre; Persem, Melanie; Loyen, Richard; Gay, Philippe; Gossement, Arnaud; Joffre, Andre; Mugnier, Daniel; Korniloff, Amaury; Mueth, Thierry; Delagrandanne, Julien; Cardonnel, Christian; Aubert, Elisabeth; Carl, Yves; Chastanet, Aymeric; Jean, Andre; Laplagne, Valerie; Parrens, Gael; Laurentin, Emmanuel; Mouterde, Jerome

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    At the occasion of the 2013 Renewable energy workshop, Enerplan, the French union of solar energy professionals, organized two conferences on photovoltaic power generation and on solar heating. This document brings together the presentations given at these conferences: 1 - The road-map of the positive energy building, lessons learnt from experience feedbacks to anticipate the legal requirements (Germain Gouranton, Emmanuelle Patte); 2 - Qualitative requirements to fulfil commitments and responsibilities in the building industry (Jean Damian, Antoine Guiguet); 3 - Hybrid heat and PV systems with air or water (Mohamed Benabdelkarim, Adrien Darragon); 4 - German feedback about the photovoltaic self-consumption market (Pierre Genin, Melanie Persem); 5 - Photovoltaic self-consumption market as a possible engine of growth for France and its legal framework (Richard Loyen, Arnaud Gossement); 6 - Supportive solar project of citizen self-consumption in Perpignan (Andre Joffre); 7 - Long-term supply contract for local suppliers or big consumers, experience feedback and perspectives (Amaury Korniloff, Thierry Mueth, Julien Delagrandanne); 8 - 2012 thermal regulations for buildings, HPE, THPE labels and positive energy buildings: legal framework and impact on efficiency (Christian Cardonnel, Elisabeth Aubert); 9 - From individual to collective solar heating: evolution of the industrial offer and competitiveness (Yves Carl, Aymeric Chastanet, Andre Jean); 10 - Design-Realisation-Exploitation-Maintenance and efficiency warranty in collective solar heating, recommendations and tools from the SOCOL professional initiative (Philippe Gay, Daniel Mugnier); 11 - The optimized individual solar water heater (Valerie Laplagne); 12 - The 100% renewable offer for hot water thanks to the solar heat and wood-fuel combination (Gael Parrens); 13 - Maintenance issues: opportunities and responsibilities (Emmanuel Laurentin); 14 - Hybrid heat and PV systems with air or water (Mohamed

  20. Spiralno putovanje spiralnim plesom

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    Ivica Župan

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    Full Text Available In the late 2013, Boris Demur presented his project Spiral Journey in the Art Pavilion at Zagreb and, through this, promoted the spiral as a theme, starting point and inexhaustible inspiration of his art. Apart being inspired by the spiral as a cumulative and painterly sign, Demur tied his work to the spiral as a principle which generates structure and as a form with iconographic consistency. By introducing variety into the spiral as his sculptural and formal constant, Demur creatively superseded his previous experience as a performance and action artist whose work took place in galleries. The first phase of the project – a spiral gigantomachy of sorts – consisted of the painting of four large spiral compositions (5 x 9 m and 6 x 10 m performed by Demur in situ in the Art Pavilion in the presence of curious visitors. The second phase took place on 15 December 2013, the 115th anniversary of the foundation of the Art Pavilion, and included the installation of the paintings, the projection of the accompanying videos, the display of photographic documentation and the official opening of the exhibition. This transformed the historical interior of the Art Pavilion into a fulcrum of spiral happenings and presented three main features of Demur’s spiral system: Pollock-style action painting, anthropometry paintings inspired by Yves Klein, and, most of all, the idea that the spiral can create its own Sistine Chapel, that is, a space in which the spiral system is best represented and self-explanatory

  1. “Once Upon A Time”: The Efficiency of Storytelling in Shaping Drama Series, A Case Study on Bab El Hara

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    Joelle Chamieh

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available We all know the enigma that compels us to dive into the excitement and vivacity of a certain story we are reading or a series we are watching. The characters become a part of us and the streets, café shops, etc., design our thoughts and dreams as they display the ‘vitrines’ of our reality. All is triggered by a simple word “once upon a time.” In this article, we go in-depth by analyzing storytelling and by exploring the significant role of the character as positioned in a text. However, our main concern is the possibility of being able to decipher values transmitted by a text, where the character plays a major role in terms of reflecting empathy/sympathy towards audiences’ perceptions. We, therefore, came with the idea of designing an innovative value analysis framework – based on Pierre Glaudes’s and Yves Reuter’s grid analysis pattern for value depiction – where two studies that analyze the famous series Bab El Hara, are cross referenced. Then, in order to test the validity of the framework, an original qualitative analysis based on a focus group session is conducted on ten Lebanese respondents (aged between 35 and 45 who relate their personal opinions and beliefs in terms of what they perceive in Bab El Hara, giving, therefore, indication to what values they identify with the most. Effectively, the values which respondents did identify with seemed to correspond perfectly with the value analysis framework which has shown to be a suitable base for value depiction.

  2. A prospective case series evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Klox BioPhotonic System in venous leg ulcers

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    Nikolis A

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Andreas Nikolis,1 Doria Grimard,2 Yves Pesant,3 Giovanni Scapagnini,4 Denis Vézina5 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Victoria Park Research Centre, Montreal, 2Q&T Research Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, 3St-Jerome Medical Research Inc., St-Jerome, Quebec, Canada; 4Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy; 5Klox Technologies, Laval, Quebec, Canada Purpose: To investigate the safety and efficacy of the BioPhotonic System developed by Klox Technologies in a case series of ten patients with venous leg ulcers.Patients and methods: Ten patients with chronic venous leg ulcers, having failed on at least one previous therapy, were enrolled into this case series.Results: Nine patients were evaluable for efficacy. A response (defined as decrease in wound surface area was observed in seven patients (77.8%. Of these, four patients (44.4% achieved wound closure on average 4 months (127.5 days following the beginning of the treatment. Two patients did not respond to the investigational treatment. Quality of life improved over time throughout the study. Compliance was excellent, with 93.2% of visits completed as per protocol. Safety was unremarkable, with only four treatment-emergent-related adverse events, for which no specific intervention was required.Conclusion: The BioPhotonic System was shown to be safe and extremely well tolerated. It also demonstrated potential in terms of wound closure, wound surface area decrease, and wound bed preparation. Keywords: biophotonics, light, photobiomodulation, venous leg ulcers

  3. Resenhas v. 4 n. 8

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    Amauri Carlos Ferreira

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available SENA, Luzia (Org.. Ensino religioso e formação docente.(Religious teaching and teacher qualificationAmauri Carlos FerreiraSANGENIS, Luiz Fernando Conde. Gênese do pensamento único em educação: franciscanismo e jesuitismo na história da educação brasileira.(Genesis of an only thought in education: franciscanism and Jesuitism in the history of Brazilian educationAntônio Francisco da SilvaTREVISAN, A. Santo Tomás de Aquino – O Credo: tradução, prefácio, introdução e notas.(Saint Thomas of Aquinas – The Creed: translation, preface, introduction and notesIvonei Antônio de OliveiraBENELLI, Sílvio José. Pescadores de homens. Estudo psicossocial de um seminário católico.(Fishers of men. A psycho-social study of a Catholic seminaryJoão Batista LibanioESTRADA, Juan Antonio. A impossível teodicéia: a crise de fé em Deus e o problema do mal.(The impossible theodicy: the crisis of faith in God and the problem of evilLindomar Rocha MotaUSARSKI, Frank. Constituintes da Ciência da Religião: cinco ensaios em prol de uma disciplina.(Constituents of the science of religion: five essays on behalf of a disciplineRoberlei PanasiewiczCONGAR, Yves. Ele é o Senhor e dá a vida.(He is the Lord and bestows lifeRoberlei Panasiewicz  

  4. Abatement of CO{sub 2} emissions in the European Union

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    Lesourne, J.; Keppler, J.H.; Jaureguy-Naudin, Maite; Smeers, Yves; Bouttes, Jean-Paul; Trochet, Jean-Michel; Dassa, Francois; Neuhoff, Karsten

    2008-07-01

    This first monograph of the Ifri program on European Governance and Geopolitics of Energy is devoted to the control of carbon dioxide emissions within the European Union. Since it is almost unanimously accepted that Greenhouse Gas emissions constitute the main cause of the observed increase of the world average temperature, the system implemented by the European Union to limit and decrease the CO{sub 2} emissions is a significant pillar of the EU energy policy, the two others being the acceptance by the Member States of long-term commitments (for instance on the future share of renewable energy sources in their energy balance sheet) and the establishment of an internal market for electricity and gas. Though simple in principle, the European Union Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is in fact rather complex, and only experts really understand its merits and its deficiencies. These deficiencies are real and will have to be corrected in the future for the system to be effective. At this moment, when the 2005-2007 trial phase of the EU ETS is ending, the monograph has the purpose to stimulate the discussion between experts and to enable all those interested in the topic to understand the issues and to take part in the public debates on the subject. The monograph contains five papers: - 'An Overview of the CO{sub 2} Emission Control System in the European Union' by Jacques Lesourne and Maite Jaureguy-Naudin. - 'Description and Assessment of EU CO{sub 2} Regulations' by Yves Smeers. - 'Assessment of EU CO{sub 2} Regulations' by Jean-Paul Bouttes, Jean-Michel Trochet and Francois Dassa. - 'Investment in Low Carbon Technologies, Policies for the Power Sector' by Karsten Neuhoff. - 'Lessons Learned from the 2005-2007 Trial Phase of the EU Emission Trading System' by Jan Horst Keppler

  5. Poem as Endangered Being: Lacostian Soundings in Hopkins’s “Hurrahing” and Stevens’s “Blackbird”

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    Matthew David Farley

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This essay situates the recent phenomenology of French Heideggerean-priest Jean-Yves Lacoste in Être en Danger (2011 in a wider discussion of the sacramentology of “things” to pursue the hypothesis that the being of a poem is endangered—crossed between the concrete and the abstract, the perceived and the imagined, the object and the thing. Whereas for Heidegger danger entails a technocratic closure of Dasein’s being-toward-death, for Lacoste danger is proper to the being of life. Lacoste offers two “counter-existentials” to show, contra Heidegger, that life simply cannot be being-toward-death all the time: sabbatical experience and art experience. It is to these kinds of experience that poetry clearly belongs. To illustrate what Lacoste means by sabbatical experience, I offer a reading of G.M. Hopkins’s “Hurrahing in Harvest” (1877; to illustrate what Lacoste means by art experience, I turn to Wallace Stevens’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” (1917. Finally, I conclude that rather than contrast the secular poem with the religious poem it is best to think of all poetry as generically sacramental, i.e., signs and things (signum et res, with religious poetry constituting an excessive pole that is addressed to the sacrament of God (res tantum. The Christian loves the poem because the poem does not make him or her choose between God and things—in light of the Incarnation, an insupportable choice.

  6. COMMITTEES: LISA 7 Science Organizing Committee and Local Organizing Committee LISA 7 Science Organizing Committee and Local Organizing Committee

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    2009-05-01

    Science Organising Committee (SOC) Pierre Binetruy, APC - College de France Massimo Cerdonio, University of Padova Karsten Danzmann, AEI/University of Hannover Mike Cruise, University of Birmingham Jim Hough, University of Glasgow Oliver Jennrich, ESTEC Philippe Jetzer, University Zurich Alberto Lobo (Chair), ICE-CSIC and IEEC Yannick Mellier, IAP, Paris Bernard Schutz, AEI Potsdam Tim Sumner, Imperial College, London Jean-Yves Vinet, OCA, Nice Stefano Vitale, University of Trento Peter Bender, University of Colorado Sasha Buchman, Stanford University Joan Centrella, NASA/Goddard Neil Cornish, Montana State University Curt Cutler, NASA/JPL Sam Finn, Penn State University Jens Gundlach, NPL Craig Hogan, University of Washington Scott Hughes, MIT Piero Madau, Lick Observatory Tom Prince, NASA/JPL Sterl Phinney, Caltech Doug Richstone, University of Michigan Tuck Stebbins, NASA/Goddard Kip Thorne, Caltech Roger Blandford, Stanford University Eugenio Coccia, University of Roma-2 Carlos F Sopuerta,ICE-CSIC and IEEC Enrique Garcia-Berro, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Seiji Kawamura, National Observatory, Japan Jay Marx, LIGO Laboratory Stephen Merkowitz, NASA/Goddard Benoit Mours, Laboratoire d'Annec Gijs Nelemans, IMAPP, Nijmegen Enric Verdaguer, University of Barcelona Clifford M Will, Washington University, St Louis Local Organising Committee (LOC) Anna Bertolín (IEEC) Priscilla Cañizares (ICE-CSIC and IEEC) Carlos F Sopuerta (ICE-CSIC and IEEC) Ivan Lloro (ICE-CSIC and IEEC),Chair Alberto Lobo (ICE-CSIC and IEEC) Nacho Mateos (ICE-CSIC and IEEC) Pilar Montes (IEEC) Miquel Nofrarias (IEEC) Juan Ramos-Castro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) Josep Sanjuán (IEEC)

  7. Abatement of CO2 emissions in the European Union

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    Lesourne, J.; Keppler, J.H.; Jaureguy-Naudin, Maite; Smeers, Yves; Bouttes, Jean-Paul; Trochet, Jean-Michel; Dassa, Francois; Neuhoff, Karsten

    2008-01-01

    This first monograph of the Ifri program on European Governance and Geopolitics of Energy is devoted to the control of carbon dioxide emissions within the European Union. Since it is almost unanimously accepted that Greenhouse Gas emissions constitute the main cause of the observed increase of the world average temperature, the system implemented by the European Union to limit and decrease the CO 2 emissions is a significant pillar of the EU energy policy, the two others being the acceptance by the Member States of long-term commitments (for instance on the future share of renewable energy sources in their energy balance sheet) and the establishment of an internal market for electricity and gas. Though simple in principle, the European Union Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is in fact rather complex, and only experts really understand its merits and its deficiencies. These deficiencies are real and will have to be corrected in the future for the system to be effective. At this moment, when the 2005-2007 trial phase of the EU ETS is ending, the monograph has the purpose to stimulate the discussion between experts and to enable all those interested in the topic to understand the issues and to take part in the public debates on the subject. The monograph contains five papers: - 'An Overview of the CO 2 Emission Control System in the European Union' by Jacques Lesourne and Maite Jaureguy-Naudin. - 'Description and Assessment of EU CO 2 Regulations' by Yves Smeers. - 'Assessment of EU CO 2 Regulations' by Jean-Paul Bouttes, Jean-Michel Trochet and Francois Dassa. - 'Investment in Low Carbon Technologies, Policies for the Power Sector' by Karsten Neuhoff. - 'Lessons Learned from the 2005-2007 Trial Phase of the EU Emission Trading System' by Jan Horst Keppler

  8. Delayed postural control during self-generated perturbations in the frail older adults

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    Full Text Available Alexandre Kubicki1–3, François Bonnetblanc1,2, Geoffroy Petrement3, Yves Ballay1,2, France Mourey2,4¹UFR STAPS, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France; ²Motricité et Plasticité, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM, Dijon, France; ³SARL Fovea Interactive, Campus Industriel – Espace Entreprises, Chalon sur Saône, France; 4UFR Médecine, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, FrancePurpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the coordination between posture and movement in pathological aging (frailty in comparison with normal aging, with the hypothesis that in pathological aging, postural control evolves towards a more reactive mode for which the perturbation induced by the movement is not anticipated and leads to delayed and late postural adjustments.Methods: Elderly subjects performed rapid focal arm-raising movements towards a target, from an upright standing position in two stimuli conditions: simple reaction time and choice reaction time (CRT. Hand and center of pressure (CoP kinematics were compared between a control group and a frail group of the same age.Results: In frail individuals, the entire movement was impaired and slowed down. In addition, postural adjustments that classically precede and accompany the focal arm movement were delayed and reduced, especially in the CRT condition in which the motor prediction is more limited. Finally, a correlation between the time to CoP maximal velocity and the timed up-and-go score was observed.Conclusion: In these patients, it was concluded that the control of the CoP displacement evolved from a proactive mode in which the perturbation associated with the arm movement is anticipated toward a more reactive mode in which the perturbation is compensated by late and delayed adjustments.Keywords: frailty, anticipatory postural adjustments, backward disequilibrium

  9. Meeting the Needs of Mothers During the Postpartum Period: Using Co-Creation Workshops to Find Technological Solutions.

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    Slomian, Justine; Emonts, Patrick; Vigneron, Lara; Acconcia, Alessandro; Reginster, Jean-Yves; Oumourgh, Mina; Bruyère, Olivier

    2017-05-03

    The postnatal period is associated with many new needs for mothers. The aim of this study was to find technological solutions that meet the needs of mothers during the year following childbirth. Two co-creation workshops were undertaken with parents and professionals. The aim of the first workshop was to create a list of all the criteria the proposed solution would have to address to meet the needs of mothers after childbirth. The aim of the second workshop was to create solutions in response to the criteria selected during the first workshop. Parents and health professionals want solutions that include empathy (ie, to help fight against the feelings of abnormality and loneliness), that help mothers in daily life, that are personalized and adapted to different situations, that are educational, and that assures some continuity in their contact with health professionals. In practice, we found that parents and professionals think the solution should be accessible to everyone and available at all times. To address these criteria, technology experts proposed different solutions, such as a forum dedicated to the postpartum period that is supervised by professionals, a centralized website, a system of videoconferencing, an online exchange group, a "gift voucher" system, a virtual reality app, or a companion robot. The human component seems to be very important during the postnatal period. Nevertheless, technology could be a great ally in helping mothers during the postpartum period. Technology can help reliably inform parents and may also give them the right tools to find supportive people. However, these technologies should be tested in clinical trials. ©Justine Slomian, Patrick Emonts, Lara Vigneron, Alessandro Acconcia, Jean-Yves Reginster, Mina Oumourgh, Olivier Bruyère. Originally published in JMIR Research Protocols (http://www.researchprotocols.org), 03.05.2017.

  10. Theological Responses to the Challenges of European Utopian Tradition: Some Teological Programmes of the First Half of the 20th Century

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    Mikhailov Petr

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Author supposes that the major social-politic events in European history of the fi rst half of the 20th century have as their root an eschatological utopian tradition that subdues the fact of world Redemption to progressive logic of history. The circle of theologians from Dominican and Jesuit’s Orders associated with Saulchoir (Tournai, Belgium and Fourvière (Lyon, France has proposed some theological responses for such kind of opposition to the Christian testimony in the world. They have evident correlation with each other in their general principals and common convictions in the inner structure of theology (cf. M. Blondel and M.-D. Chenu. The theological system has an experience of faith and obedience to the Church as its root, historical research (cf. «théologie de ressourcement», «positive théologie» or historical theology as its foundation. Two great representatives of Catholic theology — Yves Congar and Henri de Lubac — followed that direction in their scientific works. Congar succeeded in his project of theology of unity that had to resolve two great schisms: 1 between faith and life, 2 between the Church and the world. He developed his ideas in two vectors of ecclesiology: historical ecclesiology (nature and theology of the Church and practical ecclesiology (position of the Church in dialogue with the other confessions and external world. Henri de Lubac saw the beginning of the crisis of the world Christianity in the actual condition of contemporary theology as a result of inner opposition between reason and faith. His activity was directed at its overcoming. He edifies the structure of theology from the phenomenon of faith understood as a supernatural gift of God. Further lines were identified as a unity in social, historical and transcendent dimensions.

  11. Questões de Michel Foucault à revista Hérodote e respostas dos geógrafos

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    Ana Maria Leite de Barros

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    Full Text Available Esse texto foi traduzido livremente do original em francês da Revista Hérodote, abril-junho, segundo trimestre de 1977, n.6, p.3-39, por Ana Maria Leite de Barros e teve revisão técnica de Cláudio Luiz Zanotelli. A versão original da revista foi obtida de gallica.bnf.fr/Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Trata-se de texto inédito em português. Ele é o prosseguimento lógico do primeiro dialogo estabelecido entre Foucault e os geógrafos que gravitavam entorno da Revista Herodote fundada por Yves Lacoste. Em efeito, no primeiro número de revista Hérodote, primeiro trimestre de 1976, janeiro-março, esse geógrafos apresentaram questões a Michel Foucault que as respondeu e a entrevista foi publicada nesse mesmo número (p.71-85. Essa entrevista com Michel Foucault foi traduzida no Brasil por Roberto Machado e Angela Loureiro de Souza e publicada dentre outros artigos no livro Microfísica do poder em capitulo intitulado Sobre Geografia, (Michel Foucault, Microfísica do poder, p.153-166, Rio de Janeiro: Graal, 1999 [ primeira edição em português 1979]. O dialogo ora apresentado prolonga o debate, pois desta feita é Foucault que endereça questões os geógrafos. São inúmeros geógrafos que respondem às questões, dentre eles Milton Santos, Jean-Bernard Racine e Claude Raffestin.

  12. Consensus statement on transcultural issues in depression and anxiety from the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety.

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    Ballenger, J C; Davidson, J R; Lecrubier, Y; Nutt, D J; Kirmayer, L J; Lépine, J P; Lin, K M; Tajima, O; Ono, Y

    2001-01-01

    To provide primary care physicians with a better understanding of transcultural issues in depression and anxiety. The 4 members of the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety were James C. Ballenger (chair), Jonathan R. T. Davidson, Yves Lecrubier, and David J. Nutt. Five faculty invited by the chair also participated: Laurence J. Kirmayer, Jean-Pierre Lepine, Keh-Ming Lin, Osamu Tajima, and Yutaka Ono. The consensus statement is based on the 5 review articles that are published in this supplement and the scientific literature relevant to the issues reviewed in these articles. Group meetings were held over a 2-day period. On day 1, the group discussed the review articles, and the chair identified key issues for further debate. On day 2, the group discussed these issues to arrive at a consensus view. After the group meetings, the consensus statement was drafted by the chair and approved by all attendees. The consensus statement underlines the prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders across all cultures and nations while recognizing that cultural differences exist in symptom presentation and prevalence estimates. In all countries, the recognition of depression by clinicians in the primary care setting is low (generally less than 50%), and the consensus group recommends a 2-step process to aid the recognition and diagnosis of depression. In line with the low recognition of depression and anxiety disorders is the finding that only a small proportion of patients with depression or anxiety are receiving appropriate treatments for their condition. Biological diversity across ethnic groups may account for the differential sensitivity of some groups to psychotropic medication, but this area requires further investigation.

  13. Consensus statement on generalized anxiety disorder from the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety.

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    Ballenger, J C; Davidson, J R; Lecrubier, Y; Nutt, D J; Borkovec, T D; Rickels, K; Stein, D J; Wittchen, H U

    2001-01-01

    To provide primary care clinicians with a better understanding of management issues in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and guide clinical practice with recommendations on the appropriate treatment strategy. The 4 members of the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety were James C. Ballenger (chair), Jonathan R.T. Davidson, Yves Lecrubier, and David J. Nutt. Four additional faculty members invited by the chair were Karl Rickels, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Dan J. Stein, and Thomas D. Borkovec. The consensus statement is based on the 6 review articles that are published in this supplement and the scientific literature relevant to the issues reviewed in these articles. Group meetings were held over a 2-day period. On day 1, the group discussed the review articles and the chair identified key issues for further debate. On day 2, the group discussed these issues to arrive at a consensus view. After the group meetings, the consensus statement was drafted by the chair and approved by all attendees. GAD is the most common anxiety disorder in primary care and is highly debilitating. Furthermore, it is frequently comorbid with depression and other anxiety disorders, which exacerbates functional impairment. Antidepressants (serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and nonsedating tricyclic antidepressants) are generally the most appropriate first-line pharmacotherapy for GAD, since they are also effective against comorbid psychiatric disorders and are suitable for long-term use. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the preferred form of psychotherapy for GAD, although when GAD is comorbid with depression, pharmacotherapy is increasingly indicated.

  14. FOREWORD: 2nd International Workshop on New Computational Methods for Inverse Problems (NCMIP 2012)

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    Blanc-Féraud, Laure; Joubert, Pierre-Yves

    2012-09-01

    , reduced models for the inversion, non-linear inverse scattering, image reconstruction and restoration, applications (bio-medical imaging, non-destructive evaluation etc). NCMIP 2012 was a one-day workshop. Each of the submitted papers was reviewed by 2 to 4 reviewers. Among the accepted papers, there are 8 oral presentations and 5 posters. Three international speakers were invited for a long talk. This second edition attracted 60 registered attendees in May 2012. NCMIP 2012 was supported by Institut Farman (ENS Cachan) and endorsed by the following French research networks (GDR ISIS, GDR Ondes, GDR MOA, GDR MSPC). The program committee acknowledges the following laboratories CMLA, LMT, LSV, LURPA, SATIE, as well as DIGITEO Network. Laure Blanc-Féraud and Pierre-Yves Joubert Workshop Co-chairs Laure Blanc-Féraud, I3S laboratory, CNRS, France Pierre-Yves Joubert, IEF laboratory, Paris-Sud University, CNRS, France Technical Program Committee Alexandre Baussard, ENSTA Bretagne, Lab-STICC, France Marc Bonnet, ENSTA, ParisTech, France Jerôme Darbon, CMLA, ENS Cachan, CNRS, France Oliver Dorn, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK Mário Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal Laurent Fribourg, LSV, ENS Cachan, CNRS, France Marc Lambert, L2S Laboratory, CNRS, SupElec, Paris-Sud University, France Anthony Quinn, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland Christian Rey, LMT, ENS Cachan, CNRS, France Joachim Weickert, Saarland University, Germany Local Chair Alejandro Mottini, Morpheme group I3S-INRIA Sophie Abriet, SATIE, ENS Cachan, CNRS, France Béatrice Bacquet, SATIE, ENS Cachan, CNRS, France Reviewers Gilles Aubert, J-A Dieudonné Laboratory, CNRS and University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France Alexandre Baussard, ENSTA Bretagne, Lab-STICC, France Laure Blanc-Féraud, I3S laboratory, CNRS, France Marc Bonnet, ENSTA, ParisTech, France Jerôme Darbon, CMLA, ENS Cachan, CNRS, France Oliver Dorn, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK G

  15. Effect of different semimonolithic designs on fracture resistance and fracture mode of translucent and high-translucent zirconia crowns

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    Full Text Available Fahad Bakitian,1,2 Przemek Seweryniak,3 Evaggelia Papia,1 Christel Larsson,1 Per Vult von Steyern1 1Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden; 2Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia; 3Commercial Dental Laboratory, Malmö, Sweden Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe different designs of semimonolithic crowns made of translucent and high-translucent zirconia materials and to evaluate the effect on fracture resistance and fracture mode.Methods: One hundred crowns with different designs were produced and divided into five groups (n=20: monolithic (M, partially veneered monolithic (semimonolithic with 0.3 mm buccal veneer (SM0.3, semimonolithic with 0.5 mm buccal veneer (SM0.5, semimonolithic with 0.5 mm buccal veneer supported by wave design (SMW, and semimonolithic with 0.5 mm buccal veneer supported by occlusal cap design (SMC. Each group was divided into two subgroups (n=10 according to the materials used, translucent and high-translucent zirconia. All crowns underwent artificial aging before loading until fracture. Fracture mode analysis was performed. Fracture loads and fracture modes were analyzed using two-way ANOVA and Fisher’s exact probability tests (P≤0.05.Results: SM0.3 design showed highest fracture loads with no significant difference compared to M and SMW designs (P>0.05. SM0.5 design showed lower fracture loads compared to SMW and SWC designs. Crowns made of translucent zirconia showed higher fracture loads compared to those made of high-translucent zirconia. M, SM0.3, and all but one of the SMC crowns showed complete fractures with significant differences in fracture mode compared to SMW and SM0.5 crowns with cohesive veneer fractures (P≤0.05.Conclusion: Translucent and high-translucent zirconia crowns might be used in combination with 0.3 mm microcoating porcelain layer with

  16. Use of microorganisms to improve the cementation of granular structures. Applications in the restoration of monuments

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    González, Isabel; Mayoral, Eduardo; Ortiz, Pilar; Segura, Dolores; Vazquez, Auxiliadora; Barba, Cinta; Ortiz, Rocio; Romero, Antonio

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    This researching work focuses on the development of new procedures to be applied in heritage rehabilitation, through the implementation of low-cost biotechnological processes in the realm of engineering and architecture. In doing so, it explores the possibilities of MICP (Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation), which is a biomineralization process applied to improve the engineering properties of granular structures. This is a novelty approach at present, as there are few researches putting together knowledge in biotechnology and mineralogy to by applied in architecture and engineer. Some authors propose the bacteria use to generate habitable structures that reduce desertification (Magnus Larsson 2008). Innovative research teams led by De Jong and the University of California UC Davis (XXXX) study how cement or stabilize soils to prevent landslides, improving the foundation injecting populations of Bacillus pasteurii in the field. Bacterially induced mineralization has emerged as a method for protecting and consolidating decayed ornamental stone, which offers noticeable advantages compared to traditional restoration procedures (Tiano et al., 1999). Castanier et al. (2000) found that Bacillus cereus was able to induce extracellular precipitation of calcium carbonate on decayed limestones. Rodriguez-Navarro et al. (2003) tested the ability of Myxococcus xanthus to induce calcium carbonate precipitation. Current studies are evaluating the potential of bacteria as self-healing agents for the autonomous decrease of permeability of concrete upon crack formation (De Muynck, et al 2010) In the urban area of Seville, most historical buildings are constructed with calcarenites, limestones, sandstones and bricks, the weathering forms associated to this building materials often are granular disintegration, so the proposed technology has a huge potential to be applied to these materials for possible restoration. This research is mainly grounded on laboratory work, which

  17. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available - R.J. Mohr, Carl A. Schmitz, Historische probleme in Nordost-Neuguinea. Huon-Halbinsel. Franz Steiner Verlag GMBH. Wiesbaden. 1960. 425 Pp., 43 Abbildungen, 9 karten und 1 Faltkarte. Studien zur Kulturkunde 16. Band. - P.E. de Josselin de Jong, H.G. Quaritch Wales, Prehistory and religion in South-East Asia. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London 1957. 175 pp. text, 24 figs., 2 plates. - H.J. de Graaf, K.G. Tregonning, Under chartered company rule (North Borneo 1881-1946. University of Malaya Press, Singapore, 1958. 222 pp. tekst, 3 ills., 2 krtn. - S. Kooyman, Karl Erik Larsson, Fijian Studies. Etnologiska Studier, 25. Göteborg, 1960. 147 pag., 65 ills. - A. Teeuw, Hans Kähler, Ethnographische und linguistische studien über die Orang darat, Orang akit, Orang laut und Orang utan im Riau-Archipel und auf den Inseln an der Ostküste von Sumatra. Veröffentlichungen des Seminars für Indonesische und Südseesprachen der Universität Hamburg. Band 2. Berlin 1960. VI + 294 pp. - A. Teeuw, Ali Haji Ahmad, Puisi Baharu Melayu (Zaman Permulaan. Disusun oleh: Ali Haji Ahmad. Siri Sastera DBP. Bil. 4. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka....Kuala Lumpur 1959. XV + 60 pp. - A. Teeuw, William Shakespeare, Romeo dan Julia, di-terjemahkan oleh Trisno Sumardjo. Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur 1960. X + 150 pp. - A. Teeuw, Chepu Kenchana. Antoloji cherita2 pendek dunia. Pengenalan dan anotasi oleh Derwent May. Kata pengantar oleh Asraf. Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur 1960. 196 pp. - A. Teeuw, Hasan bin Muhammad Ali, Musafir. Siri Sastera DBP Bil. 3....Kuala Lumpur 1959. 142 pp. - A. Teeuw, Asraf, Mekar dan Segar. Bunga rampai cherita-cherita pendek angkatan baru. Di-pileh dan di-bicharakan oleh Asraf. Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur 1959. XV + 157 pp. - A. Teeuw, Cherita pendek DBP. Siri Sastera DBP Bil. 2. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka...Kula Lumpur 1958. 180 pp. - B.A.L. Cranstone, S. Kooyman, The art of Lake Sentani. Museum of Primitive Art, New York

  18. Quality of life during early radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer and pain

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    Full Text Available Anne Schaller,1 Elena Dragioti,1 Gunilla M Liedberg,2 Britt Larsson1 1Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, County Council of Östergötland, Linköping, 2Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden Background: Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC have a potentially severe diagnosis and often suffer from tumor-related pain as well as from adverse side effects of treatment such as radiotherapy (RT. Knowledge about quality of life (QoL during early RT in this group is limited and should be assessed in relation to diagnosis and treatment.Purpose: The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to identify potential factors that may influence QoL in patients with HNC during the early stages of RT (no later than two weeks of ongoing RT. We hypothesized that pain intensity, pain interference, catastrophizing, and mood disturbances are associated with QoL during early RT.Patients and methods: In this study, 54 patients (53% of eligible patients diagnosed with HNC were consecutively recruited from the regular flow to the Pain and Rehabilitation Center at Linköping University. The patients completed self-reported questionnaires on sociodemographics, pain intensity, pain interference, anxiety, depression, pain catastrophizing, and QoL.Results: The patients in this study scored high for QoL, low for pain intensity, and low for pain interference. The patients reported minor depressive symptoms and anxiety symptoms. Regression analyses showed that pain intensity and depressive symptoms negatively influenced QoL. Conclusion: No later than two weeks of RT, pain intensity and depression negatively influenced QoL in patients with HNC. Early screening for pain and depression in a targeted preventive strategy might maintain QoL during the course of the RT for patients with HNC. This assumption needs to

  19. The Danish Prostate Cancer Database

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    Full Text Available Mary Nguyen-Nielsen,1,2 Søren Høyer,3 Søren Friis,4 Steinbjørn Hansen,5 Klaus Brasso,6 Erik Breth Jakobsen,7 Mette Moe,8 Heidi Larsson,9 Mette Søgaard,9 Anne Nakano,9,10 Michael Borre1 1Department of Urology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, 2Diet, Genes and Environment, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, 3Department of Pathology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, 4Danish Cancer Society Research Centre, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, 5Department of Oncology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, 6Copenhagen Prostate Cancer Center and Department of Urology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, 7Department of Urology, Næstved Hospital, Næstved, 8Department of Oncology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, 9Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, 10Competence Centre for Health Quality and Informatics (KCKS-Vest, Aarhus, Denmark Aim of database: The Danish Prostate Cancer Database (DAPROCAdata is a nationwide clinical cancer database that has prospectively collected data on patients with incident prostate cancer in Denmark since February 2010. The overall aim of the DAPROCAdata is to improve the quality of prostate cancer care in Denmark by systematically collecting key clinical variables for the purposes of health care monitoring, quality improvement, and research. Study population: All Danish patients with histologically verified prostate cancer are included in the DAPROCAdata. Main variables: The DAPROCAdata registers clinical data and selected characteristics for patients with prostate cancer at diagnosis. Data are collected from the linkage of nationwide health registries and supplemented with online registration of key clinical variables by treating physicians at urological and oncological departments. Main variables include Gleason scores, cancer staging, prostate-specific antigen values, and therapeutic measures (active surveillance, surgery, radiotherapy, endocrine

  20. [Comparison of taxonomic importance of morphological and molecular-genetic characters in systematics of Microsporidia (Microsporidia) of blood-sucking mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)].

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    Simakova, A V

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    Comparative analysis of the taxonomic position of microsporidians from mosquitoes of the family Culicidae, for which SSU rDNA sequences data were obtained, demonstrates partial contradiction of systems based on morphological and phylogenetic characteristics. Representatives of the genera Anncaliia Issi. et al., 1993 and Vavraia Weiser, 1977 constitute separate evolutionary branches of the phylogenetic tree of microsporidians of blood-sucking mosquitoes. Representatives of other genera, for which the SSU rRNA sequences data were obtained (Amblyospora Hazard, Oldacre, 1975, Andreanna Simakova et al., 2008, Culicospora (Kudo, 1921), Weiser, 1977, Culicosporella Hazard, Savage, 1970, Edhazardia (Kudo, 1930), Sprague, Fucuda, 1989, Hazardia Weiser, 1977, Hyalinocysta Hazard, Oldacre, 1975, Novothelohania Andreadis et al., 2012, Parathelohania Codreanu, 1966, Senoma Simakova et al., 2005, and Trichoctosporea Larsson, 1994), form a separate, monophyletic group in the tree of Microsporidia. They are closely related and probably possess a common ancestor. The genera Amblyospora, Culicospora, Edhazardia, and Trichoctosporea were placed in the family Amblyosporidae with the revision of the diagnosis. On the basis of the obtained data on morphology and molecular phylogeny we placed Intrapredatorus barri Chen et al:, 1998 into the genus Amblyospora as Amblyospora barri, comb. nov., and also the species Amblyospora bakcharia Andreadis et al., 2012, A. kazankia Andreadis et al., 2012, A. mocrushinia Andreadis et al., 2012, and A. rugosa Simakova, Pankova, 2005 into the genus Trichoctosporea as Trichoctosporea bakcharia comb. nov., T. kazankia comb. nov., T. mocrushinia comb. nov., and T. rugosa comb. nov. Microsporidians of blood-sucking mosquitoes originally possessed complicated life cycles with transovarial and oral transmissions and with the presence of intermediate hosts (lower crustaceans). Later, some microsporidians had lost a part of their life cycle, either during

  1. Effects of carbonated liquid on swallowing dysfunction in dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia

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    Full Text Available Victoria Larsson,1 Gustav Torisson,1,2 Margareta Bülow,3 Elisabet Londos1 1Clinical Memory Research Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Lund University, 2Department of Infectious Diseases, 3Diagnostic Centre of Imaging and Functional Medicine, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden Background: Swallowing dysfunction is an increasingly recognized problem in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD, which can result in aspiration pneumonia and death. Few studies have examined potential ways of improving swallowing function in this fragile patient group. The aim of this study was to evaluate swallowing dysfunction and carbonated liquid using videofluoroscopy in DLB and PDD patients. Methods: A total of 48 patients with DLB and PDD were referred for a clinical examination with videofluoroscopy. Descriptive overall assessments were provided at the time of the examination regarding swallowing function and the effects of different modifications, including carbonated thin liquid (CTL. Additionally, a repeated measures quantitative retrospective analysis has been performed comparing 1 thin liquids; 2 thickened liquids and 3 CTLs, with regard to the quantitative variables 1 pharyngeal transit time (PTT; 2 pharyngeal retention and 3 tracheal penetration. Results: In all, 40/48 (83% of the patients had a swallowing dysfunction, which was confirmed on videofluoroscopy, with 34/40 (85% patients having a pharyngeal-type dysfunction. A total of 14/40 (35% patients with an objective swallowing impairment did not have any subjective swallowing symptoms. Out of the patients with swallowing dysfunction, 87% had an overall improved swallowing function with carbonated liquid. PTT for carbonated liquid (median 633 ms, interquartile range [IQR] 516–786 ms was quicker than for thin liquid (760 ms, IQR 613–940 ms, P=0.014 and thickened liquid (880.0 ms, IQR 600–1,500 ms, P<0.001. No significant effect

  2. Ichthyosis: etiology, diagnosis, and management.

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    DiGiovanna, John J; Robinson-Bostom, Leslie

    2003-01-01

    The ichthyoses are a heterogeneous group of disorders with both inherited and acquired forms. Clinical presentation, pattern of inheritance, and laboratory evaluation may establish a precise diagnosis, which can assist in prognosis and genetic counseling. Congenital autosomal recessive ichthyosis (CARI) usually presents at birth, often as a collodion baby. CARI can progress into any one of a spectrum of disorders. Lamellar ichthyosis is characterized by dark, plate (armor)-like scale. This disease is often caused by mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme transglutaminase 1. Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma is another phenotype within CARI, marked by generalized redness and fine white scale. Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hyperkeratosis and blistering, and at least six clinical phenotypes have been described. It may be due to mutations in the gene encoding the intermediate filament proteins keratin 1 and 10. Ichthyosis vulgaris is the most common ichthyosis, and is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Involvement is generally mild and may vary greatly with climate and humidity. X-linked ichthyosis, due to a defect in the enzyme steroid sulfatase, affects males with generalized scaling that usually begins soon after birth. There may be associated corneal opacities that do not affect vision. Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is an autosomal recessive ichthyosis associated with progressive spastic paralysis and mental retardation. This condition is caused by mutations in the gene for fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase. Refsum's disease, due to accumulation of phytanic acid, results in ichthyosis and progressive neurologic dysfunction. The erythrokeratodermas are characterized by hyperkeratosis and localized erythema. Erythrokeratodermia variabilis is autosomal dominant and characterized by generalized or localized hyperkeratosis and migratory red patches. Mutations in the genes encoding the gap junction proteins

  3. Progress in the domain of emissions tracking and environment radioactivity monitoring - Proceedings of the technical days organised by the SFRP Environment Section

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    Calmet, Dominique; Calvez, Marianne; Rivasseau, Corinne Cea; Monfort, Marguerite; Manificat, Guillaume; Pierrard, Olivier; Couvez, Celine; Masson, Olivier; Bruno, Valerie; Renaud, Philippe; Genova, Zhana; Reynal, Nathalie; Le Coz, Eric; Tchilian, Nathalie; Diana, Jean-Jacques; Beguinel, Philippe; Cortes, Pierre; Puydarrieux, Stephane; Brun, Thierry; Devin, Patrick; Clavel, Benoit; Hemidy, Pierre-Yves; Gontier, Gilles; Delloye, Thierry; Mailliat, Alain; Ferreri, Giovanni; LECLERC, Elisabeth

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    monitoring goals: Operators' and IRSN's points of view (Olivier PIERRARD - IRSN, Pierre-Yves HEMIDY - EDF); 16 - Main evolutions of the national network of environment radioactivity measurement (Celine COUVEZ, IRSN); 17 - Monitoring means modernization and redeployment of the IRSN's atmospheric compartment (Olivier MASSON, IRSN); 18 - Civil society contribution to environmental monitoring: example of the Durance river monitoring study carried out by the Cadarache Information Local Commission - CLI (Alain MAILLIAT, CLI); 19 - The IRSN's regional radiological status approach: goals, methodology and results (Valerie BRUNO, IRSN); 20 - Environment radioactivity monitoring in Switzerland (Giovanni FERRERI, OFSP); 21 - Presentation of the method implemented by the CEA for the evaluation of the radiological and chemical impact (Marguerite MONFORT, CEA); 22 - Biosphere approach for operational safety (Elisabeth LECLERC, ANDRA); 23 - Dose calculation from monitoring measurements (Philippe RENAUD, IRSN); 24 - EDF's radio-ecological monitoring (Gilles GONTIER, EDF); 25 - Impacts evaluation approach at Areva (Thierry BRUN, Patrick DEVIN - AREVA)

  4. Growth and Morphology of Supercritical Fluids, a Fluid Physics Experiment Conducted on Mir, Complete

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    Wilkinson, R. Allen

    2001-01-01

    The Growth and Morphology of Supercritical Fluids (GMSF) is an international experiment facilitated by the NASA Glenn Research Center and under the guidance of U.S. principal investor Professor Hegseth of the University of New Orleans and three French coinvestigators: Daniel Beysens, Yves Garrabos, and Carole Chabot. The GMSF experiments were concluded in early 1999 on the Russian space station Mir. The experiments spanned the three science themes of near-critical phase separation rates, interface dynamics in near-critical boiling, and measurement of the spectrum of density fluctuation length scales very close to the critical point. The fluids used were pure CO2 or SF6. Three of the five thermostats used could adjust the sample volume with the scheduled crew time. Such a volume adjustment enabled variable sample densities around the critical density as well as pressure steps (as distinct from the usual temperature steps) applied to the sample. The French-built ALICE II facility was used for these experiments. It allows tightly thermostated (left photograph) samples (right photograph) to be controlled and viewed/measured. Its diagnostics include interferometry, shadowgraph, high-speed pressure measurements, and microscopy. Data were logged on DAT tapes, and PCMCIA cards and were returned to Earth only after the mission was over. The ground-breaking near critical boiling experiment has yielded the most results with a paper published in Physical Review Letters (ref. 1). The boiling work also received press in Science Magazine (ref. 2). This work showed that, in very compressible near-critical two-phase pure fluids, a vapor bubble was induced to temporarily overheat during a rapid heating of the sample wall. The temperature rise in the vapor was 23-percent higher than the rise in the driving container wall. The effect is due to adiabatic compression of the vapor bubble by the rapid expansion of fluid near the boundary during heatup. Thermal diffusivity is low near the

  5. Strengthening the decision making in Spain, the national centralized waste storage project and the Cowam-Spain initiative

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    2007-01-01

    Yves Le Bars, analysed the Spanish case within the European context. First, he summarised the evolution of policy-making approaches since the Second World War. In the first stage. decision-making authority was assigned to experts. Dialogue was not part of decision processes; opposition manifested itself in protest actions. In the second stage, society demanded the consideration of alternative solutions. Opponents organised legal actions and in this way decision-making authority was transferred to the courts, which based their judgements on hearing experts on differing sides of the question. The third stage is characterised by the involvement of relevant stakeholders and an interaction between decision makers, experts and stakeholders. According to this approach, public policy needs to be elaborated, adapted to, and adopted by different interest groups. He argued that the Spanish history of radioactive waste management went through the former two stages. The siting attempt for an underground disposal facility followed the approach of the first stage. Decision makers and experts were of the view that deep geological disposal was the best solution and they were not willing to share information with the public. This led to a failure and a moratorium. The Vandellos -I decommissioning case shows some features of the second stage. for example. the introduction of independent expertise in the Municipal Monitoring Commission. Finally, with the involvement of AMAC. a shift to the third stage can be seen: the COWAM-Spain project defined main principles for a decision-making process where policy makers, experts and stakeholders could collaborate to define a viable radioactive waste management policy. He observed that the current Spanish situation raises a number of questions. On the national level, the direction of radioactive waste management policy is defined by the national Plan. which is periodically revised. It is an open question as to how the national planning process

  6. Oil reserves viewed from a geological and a financial perspective

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    Mathieu, Y.; Pozzi, C.

    2004-01-01

    Exactly how high are the current levels of oil reserves owned by private companies in the oil sector? To what extent are the figures that they provide in their annual balance sheets reliable? Finally, what is the relationship between their declared reserves and the value of their share prices in the financial markets? In order to answer these questions, we need to consider the various links existing between on the one hand the various problems related to the technical estimation of deposits and on the other hand the economic thinking behind their use. On 22 June 2004, a discussion focusing on these themes was organised by the Centre de Geopolitique de l'Energie et des Matieres Premieres (Centre for Energy and Raw Material Geopolitics) of Dauphine University) as part of the conference: 'Oil reserves viewed from a geological and a financial perspective'. The result of the debates was clear: various methodological justifications, several accounting standards and a lack of serious monitoring have led to oil companies developing the habit of increasing the crude reserves previously declared each year, to the extent that this practice has become a virtual expectation within the financial markets. The case of Shell, a company an whose professionalism has never been called into question until last year, has clearly revealed the dangers related to this situation. The major losses in value suffered by the Anglo-Dutch company due to the brutal reaction following the unexpected downward revision of its estimated deposits provide clear proof of a latent problem. It is to be hoped that this experience will have a paradigmatic effect, bringing about a rethink of current standards with regard to the estimation of reserves, one which is more necessary today than at any time in the past. Here, we are presenting two articles providing an overview of the discussion underway and introducing two separate points of view. The first article (by Yves Mathieu of the IFP) introduces the

  7. La bataille des mémoires. Herinneringen aan de Slag om Algiers in Historia Magazine

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    Full Text Available  Entre 1971 et 1974 Yves Courrière, rédacteur en chef de l‟hebdomadaire Historia Magazine, fait paraître une série de numéros spéciaux sur la guerre d‟Algérie. La revue est un objet d‟études intéressant, parce qu‟elle ne donne pas une représentation historique („objective‟, mais plutôt mémorielle („subjective‟ de cette guerre de décolonisation. Elle donne la parole à des partisans de l‟Algérie française, mais aussi à ceux qui se sont battus pour une Algérie indépendante. Il est frappant que ce soient surtout des officiers français qui donnent leur vision sur le passé récent et douloureux. Des pages de la revue émane de temps en temps une idéologie coloniale qui n‟est pas mise en question. Ma contribution s‟insère dans le cadre plus large de l‟évolution de la mémoire de la guerre d‟Algérie et se concentre sur la bataille d‟Alger (1957 en particulier. En guise d‟exemple, j‟analyse un article du général Jacquin qui montre la vision de cet ancien militaire sur la bataille et qui met en question l‟usage de la torture par les Français. Je compare cet article au film La Bataille d'Alger (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, qui donne une toute autre représentation de cet épisode historique. L‟analyse et la comparaison démontrent que Historia Magazine se trouvait au coeur d‟une bataille des mémoires.

  8. Proceedings of the Franco-British Marine Energies Seminar

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    Rufenacht, Antoine; Holmes, John; Moore, Alan; David, Pierre; Dal Ferro, Benoit; Shanahan, Gary; Bal, Jean-Louis; Ruer, Jacques; Laleu, Vincent de; Dupard, Dominique; Smith, George; Vandenbroucke, Eric; Bahaj, Abubakr; Le Guen, Yone; Mill, Andrew; Kermode, Neil; Taylor, Alan; Rousset, Jean Marc; Brossard, Jerome; Rawlinson Smith, Rob; Hassan, Garrad; Facon, Guy; Clement, Alain; Carcas, Max; Babarit, Aurelien; Ruellan, Marie; Langston, David; Crow, Nigel; Dreau, Guillaume; Cooper, Bill; Jenner, Chris; Abonnel, Cyrille; Fraenkel, Peter; Majastre, Herve; Imbault, Didier; Pagot, Jean Philippe; Huxley-Reynard, Chris; Auty, Fiona; Hughes, Gareth; Adrian, David; Starling, Michael; Eyraud, Delphine; Cochevelou, Gilles; Vallat, Francis; Operto, Gianni; Boston, Jon; Chrupek, Thierry; Mocilnikar, Tristan; Cassin, Fabrice; Gouverneur, Philippe; Lrivain, Alain; Perrot, Jean-Yves; Paillard, Michael; Sibun, Giles; Le Lann, Gilbert; Schirmann-Duclos, Danielle; Populus, Jacques; Maheut, Alexis; Lesieur, Christopher; Delgery, Chloe; Crutchfield, Zoe; David, Pierre; Abonnel, Cyril; Cochevelou, Gilles; Sibun, Giles; Crutchfield, Zoe

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    , Tristan Mocilnikar); Legal Framework for Economic Development (Fabrice Cassin); First Offshore Development in France (Philippe Gouverneur); Financing - How To? (Alain Lrivain); New Uses of the Sea (Jean-Yves Perrot); 6 - Session VI - Marine Environmental and Planning Issues: Introduction (Michael Paillard, Giles Sibun); Planning and Processes: National and Local (Gilbert Le Lann); Integrated Coastal Zone Management Research and Planning Tools (Danielle Schirmann-Duclos); Integrated Coastal Tools and their Impact on Long-Term Management of Costal Areas (Jacques Populus); Integration of Fishing Activities (Alexis Maheut); Environmental Evaluation (Christopher Lesieur, Chloe Delgery, Zoe Crutchfield)

  9. What hope for Haiti?

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    1992-01-01

    The population, environmental, and economic problems of Haiti must be solved through a national change in attitude, an emphasis on the individual value of children, a social concern for urgent action on sustainable development, and shared responsibility in the international community. The impact of colonialism was to lay waste to subsistence practices which were ecologically balanced. This first nation of self-liberated slaves has problems deeply rooted in the past, which have been worsened by the ruling elite's exploitation. There is extreme poverty, boat people, deforestation, environmental degradation, civil liberty abuses, and a struggle for democracy. Population growth as well as, indirectly, death, hunger, and disease, have contributed to the immigration of Haitians to the US, Canada, France, and neighboring islands. Fertility has been high for the past 20 years. The family planning challenges are discussed in light of the 10% acceptance rate and met demand. The host country's ability to cope with the burden of supplying employment, social services, and legal protection accounts for the reluctance to accept greater numbers of Haitians. Rural-to-urban migration has created nightmares within Haiti. Cite Soleil has a population density of 25,000 people/sq. kilometer, and more than 33% of rural areas is unfit for habitation. The urban slums offer a substandard quality of life due to infiltration of sea water into the soil which prohibits vegetative growth, due to sanitation deficits, and due to inadequate clean water supplies. The example of a small sugar merchant with an income of $40/month reflects the ability to survive but with no provision for empowerment or betterment for the future for the grandchildren in her care. Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau attests to the difficulties and, maybe, impossibilities of turning around the process of environmental devastation and overpopulation. The ecological problems are primarily due to salinization and deforestation

  10. Reflexão sobre o ensino de análise combinatória no Ensino Médio: percepções de professores formados no CEUNES–UFES

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    Full Text Available O objetivo geral desta pesquisa foi investigar as perspectivas dos professores de matemática formados no CEUNES/UFES (Polo Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo, com relação à aplicação do tema Análise Combinatória em sala de aula. A Teoria da Transposição Didática de Yves Chevallard fundamentou teoricamente as intenções deste trabalho. Contou-se com a participação de 26 professores, com formação inicial pelo CEUNES/UFES, no curso de Licenciatura Plena em Matemática. Os sujeitos pesquisados responderam a 10 perguntas de um questionário organizado em três blocos. O primeiro bloco foi pensado com intenção de mostrar como os participantes conceituam a Combinatória; o segundo bloco, a fim de investigar a visão dos professores sobre sua formação inicial e o terceiro bloco para perceber se eles ensinam o assunto em questão baseados na legislação pertinente. De maneira geral, pode-se verificar que os professores terminaram o curso com a impressão de que não aprenderam durante a graduação o tema Análise Combinatória. No entanto, as ferramentas básicas para esse tema são dominadas pelos profissionais participantes, o que indica que aprenderam os conteúdos que sustentam a Combinatória, mas não conseguiram apropriar-se e promover a interação necessária entre eles. Além disso, foi possível apontar que a fonte mais consultada pelos professores para apropriação do assunto é o livro didático. Outro fato que chamou atenção foi a conclusão de que os professores desse grupo, em geral, não conhecem o PCNEM.

  11. The lamellar structure of reactive mixtures in porous media: Pore scale experimental imaging and upscaling

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    Le Borgne, T.; De Anna, P.; Turuban, R.; Jimenez-Martinez, J.; Tabuteau, H.; Meheust, Y.; Ginn, T. R.; Dentz, M.

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    Effective reaction rates in porous media are controlled by the spatial organization of chemical species concentrations at the pore scale. From high resolution millifluidic pore scale imaging of reactive tracers we report experimental evidence of the formation of well-developed lamellar structures in reactive mixtures transported through porous media (de Anna et al., Environ. Sci. Technol., 2014). The latter are highlighted by a chemioluminescent reaction producing photons that localize along spatially coherent lines, representing hotspots of mixing and reaction at pore scale. These elongated spatial structures are naturally created by the stretching action of the pore scale velocity field, which induces a dynamic deformation of the material elements carrying solutes (Le Borgne et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 2013). This particular spatial organization is shown to have a major impact on global reactivity by increasing the surface available for reactive mixing and by enhancing local chemical gradients (de Anna et al., Geophys. Res. Lett. 2014). We quantify this phenomenon for different flow topologies using a reactive lamella representation, which links fluid deformation, diffusion and reaction at the elementary scale. The upscaled reaction rates, estimated by integrating the distribution of local deformation rates, are shown to follow different temporal behavior depending on the distribution of local velocity gradients. This approach allows for the systematic evaluation of the temporal evolution of upscaled reaction rates, and establishes a direct link between the global reaction efficiency and the spatial characteristics of the underlying pore scale flow field.References:[1] P. de Anna, J. Jimenez-Martinez, H. Tabuteau, R. Turuban, T. Le Borgne, M. Derrien,and Yves Méheust, Mixing and reaction kinetics in porous media : an experimental pore scale quantification, Environ. Sci. Technol.48, 508-516, 2014. [2] de Anna, P., Dentz, M., Tartakovsky A. and Le Borgne, T., The

  12. Œuvre 220 : Édouard Levé d’après Nicolas Brasseur - Entretien avec Olivier Sécardin

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    Full Text Available Nicolas Brasseur, artiste, photographe, né en 1981 à Nantes. Vit et travaille à Paris. Diplômé de l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris en 2008, Nicolas Brasseur poursuit un travail documentaire au sein d’institutions françaises autour de la notion « d’images modèles ». Ses recherches l’ont amené à photographier l’hôpital, l’école et plus récemment la prison en parte-nariat avec le Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France (CPIF.Édouard Levé, écrivain, artiste, photographe, né en 1965, mort en 2007. Diplômé de l’ESSEC, il commence à peindre en 1991, puis brûle presque toutes ses toiles avant de se consacrer à la photographie. En 1999, il réalise sa première série, Homonymes, qui propose des portraits photographiques de personnes inconnues portant des noms célèbres : Georges Bataille, Yves Klein, Henri Michaux… Il reprend le même procédé dans Amérique (2006, reportage sur des villes américaines qui portent le nom d’autres villes connues : Florence, Berlin, Paris... Il est l’auteur de plusieurs séries photographiques. Admirateur de Raymond Roussel, lecteur de Jacques Roubaud et de Raymond Queneau, Édouard Levé est aussi écrivain. OEuvres, publié en 2002 est le catalogue de 533 projets d’oeuvres d’art, installations, peintures, sculptures ou photographies imaginés dont l’artiste a « eu l’idée, mais qu’il n’a pas réalisés ». Son Autoportrait le présente en « 1600 phrases sans solution de continuité ». Trois jours avant de se donner la mort, Édouard Levé dépose chez son éditeur le manuscrit de son dernier texte, Suicide (2008.

  13. Statactivism: Forms of action between disclosure and affirmation

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    Full Text Available This article introduces the special issue on statactivism, a particular form of action within the repertoire used by contemporary social movements: the mobilization of statistics. Traditionally, statistics has been used by the worker movement within the class conflicts. But in the current configuration of state restructuring, new accumulation regimes, and changes in work organization in capitalists societies, the activist use of statistics is moving. This first article seeks to show the use of statistics and quantification in contentious performances connected with state restructuring, main transformations of the varieties of capitalisms, and changes in work organization regimes. The double role of statistics in representing as well as criticizing reality is considered. After showing how important statistical tools are in producing a shared reading of reality, we will discuss the two main dimensions of statactivism – disclosure and affirmation. In other words, we will see the role of stat-activists in denouncing a certain state of reality, and then the efforts to use statistics in creating equivalency among disparate conditions and in cementing emerging social categories. Finally, we present the main contributions of the various research papers in this special issue regarding the use of statistics as a form of action within a larger repertoire of contentious action. Six empirical papers focus on statactivism against the penal machinery in the early 1970s (Grégory Salle, on the mobilisation on the price index in Guadalupe in 2009 (Boris Samuel, and in Argentina in 2007 (Celia Lury and Ana Gross, on the mobilisations of experts to consolidate a link between working conditions and health issues (Marion Gilles, on the production of activity data for disability policy in France (Pierre-Yves Baudot, and on the use of statistics in social mobilizations for gender equality (Eugenia De Rosa. Alain Desrosières wrote the last paper, coping with

  14. SFEN Annual Convention 2012 - The nuclear energy one year after Fukushima. Proceedings

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    2012-03-01

    This document brings together the available presentations given at the 2012 edition of the Annual Convention of the French society of nuclear energy (SFEN) on the topic of nuclear energy one year after Fukushima. Twenty four presentations (slides) are compiled in this document: 1 - Presentation and introduction of the Annual Convention (Luc Oursel - SFEN President); 2 - Status of onsite/offsite remedial actions, key lessons learned (Akira Omoto, Tokyo univ., Japan Atomic Energy Commission); 3 - Complementary Safety Assessments (CSA) of the French NPP fleet (Dominique Miniere, EDF); 4 - Speech of M. Francois Fillon - Prime Minister; 5 - CSA of the fuel cycle facilities (Philippe Knoche, Areva); 6 - CSA of the EPR (Bertrand de l'Epinois, Areva; Jean-Luc Foret, EDF CNEN); 7 - The collective responsibility of the operators: the action of WANO (Laurent Stricker, WANO); 8 - Conclusions of French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) - Safety measures to be strengthened; 9 - Opinion no. 2012-AV-013 from January 3, 2012 of the French Nuclear Safety Authority - ASN (Sophie Mourlon, ASN; Caroline Lavarenne, IRSN); 10 - Nuclear energy: an energy for the future (Bernard Bigot, CEA); 11 - The nuclear phaseout in Germany from the view of German industry (Eberhard von Rottenburg, BDI); 12 - Prospects in China (Wei Lu, CGNP Europe); 13 - Industry Current Status and its Prospects in the United States (J. Spina, CENG); 14 - Nuclear energy prospects in France: recommendations of the Commission 'Energy 2050' (Jacques Percebois, Creden); 15 - Electrical generation system efficiency and economy (Yves Giraud, EDF); 16 - Electrical generation systems and distribution networks (Herve Mignon, Rte); 17 - Prospects in the UK (Tim Stone, DECC/OND, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State); 18 - Climatic changes and energy policy (Laura Cozzi, IEA); 19 - The young nuclear professionals network (Boris Supiot, SFEN Young Generation Group); 20 - Socio-economic impacts of the nuclear power industry in

  15. Consensus statement on the benefit to the community of ESEMeD (European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders) survey data on depression and anxiety.

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    Nutt, David J; Kessler, Ronald C; Alonso, Jordi; Benbow, Alastair; Lecrubier, Yves; Lépine, Jean-Pierre; Mechanic, David; Tylee, André

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    To provide an overview of the importance of the data generated by the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD), which found that prevalence and burden of mood and anxiety disorders were high and that care of individuals with mental disorders was suboptimal. Thus, ESEMeD data, based on 21,425 noninstitutionalized adults from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain who underwent computer-assisted personal interviews, confirmed previous findings from epidemiologic studies performed in other locations. In addition, how this large and unique dataset may be utilized for maximum benefit to patients is outlined. The co-chairmen David J. Nutt, M.D., Ph.D., and Ronald C. Kessler, Ph.D., invited 6 faculty members to participate: Jordi Alonso, M.D., Ph.D.; Alastair Benbow, M.B., M.R.C.P.I.; Yves Lecrubier, M.D.; Jean-Pierre Lépine, M.D.; David Mechanic, Ph.D.; and André Tylee, M.D. The consensus statement is based on the 6 review articles published in this supplement, which include ESEMeD data and data from pertinent scientific literature. The faculty met over a 2-day period: day 1 included discussion of the review articles, during which the chairmen identified issues for further debate; day 2 included discussion of key issues to arrive at a consensus view. The consensus view was drafted by the chairmen and approved by all attendees. ESEMeD provides a very important opportunity to improve knowledge on the epidemiology of mood and anxiety disorders. Despite a decade of educational initiatives, the diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders remain suboptimal. Lack of awareness and stigma surrounding mental illness, variations in physicians' ability to diagnose and treat psychiatric conditions, and physician time pressures all contribute to the problem. Future education initiatives should include patients, primary care physicians, employers, and health policy influencers. Patients with mood and anxiety disorders may benefit

  16. Nominal group technique to select attributes for discrete choice experiments: an example for drug treatment choice in osteoporosis

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    Full Text Available Mickael Hiligsmann,1-3 Caroline van Durme,2 Piet Geusens,2 Benedict GC Dellaert,4 Carmen D Dirksen,3 Trudy van der Weijden,5 Jean-Yves Reginster,6 Annelies Boonen21Department of Health Services Research, School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 2Department of Internal Medicine, CAPHRI, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 3Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Technology Assessment, CAPHRI, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 4Department of Business Economics, Erasmus Rotterdam University, The Netherlands, 5Department of General Practice, CAPHRI, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 6Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, University of Liege, BelgiumBackground: Attribute selection represents an important step in the development of discrete-choice experiments (DCEs, but is often poorly reported. In some situations, the number of attributes identified may exceed what one may find possible to pilot in a DCE. Hence, there is a need to gain insight into methods to select attributes in order to construct the final list of attributes. This study aims to test the feasibility of using the nominal group technique (NGT to select attributes for DCEs.Methods: Patient group discussions (4–8 participants were convened to prioritize a list of 12 potentially important attributes for osteoporosis drug therapy. The NGT consisted of three steps: an individual ranking of the 12 attributes by importance from 1 to 12, a group discussion on each of the attributes, including a group review of the aggregate score of the initial rankings, and a second ranking task of the same attributes.Results: Twenty-six osteoporotic patients participated in five NGT sessions. Most (80% of the patients changed their ranking after the discussion. However, the average initial and final ranking did not differ markedly. In the final ranking, the most important medication attributes were

  17. FOREWORD: 3rd International Workshop on New Computational Methods for Inverse Problems (NCMIP 2013)

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    Blanc-Féraud, Laure; Joubert, Pierre-Yves

    2013-10-01

    aspects of inversion, Bayesian estimation, kernel methods, learning methods, convex optimization, free discontinuity problems, metamodels, proper orthogonal decomposition, reduced models for the inversion, non-linear inverse scattering, image reconstruction and restoration, and applications (bio-medical imaging, non-destructive evaluation...). NCMIP 2013 was a one-day workshop held in May 2013 which attracted around 60 attendees. Each of the submitted papers has been reviewed by three reviewers. Among the accepted papers, there are seven oral presentations, five posters and one invited poster (On a deconvolution challenge presented by C Vonesch from EPFL, Switzerland). In addition, three international speakers were invited to present a longer talk. The workshop was supported by Institut Farman (ENS Cachan, CNRS) and endorsed by the following French research networks (GDR ISIS, GDR Ondes, GDR MOA, GDR MSPC). The program committee acknowledges the following research laboratories CMLA, LMT, LSV, LURPA, SATIE. Laure Blanc-Féraud and Pierre-Yves Joubert Workshop co-chair Laure Blanc-Féraud, I3S laboratory and INRIA Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France Pierre-Yves Joubert, IEF, Paris-Sud University, CNRS, France Technical program committee Gilles Aubert, J-A Dieudonné Laboratory, CNRS and University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France Nabil Anwer, LURPA, ENS Cachan, France Alexandre Baussard, ENSTA Bretagne, Lab-STICC, France Marc Bonnet, ENSTA, ParisTech, France Antonin Chambolle, CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, France Oliver Dorn, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK Cécile Durieu, SATIE, ENS Cachan, CNRS, France Gérard Favier, I3S Laboratory, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France Mário Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal Laurent Fribourg, LSV, ENS Cachan, CNRS, France Marc Lambert, L2S Laboratory, CNRS, SupElec, Paris-Sud University, France Dominique Lesselier, L2S Laboratory, CNRS, SupElec, Paris-Sud University, France Matteo

  18. Design and methods for a Scandinavian pharmacovigilance study of osteonecrosis of the jaw and serious infections among cancer patients treated with antiresorptive agents for the prevention of skeletal-related events

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    Full Text Available John Acquavella,1 Vera Ehrenstein,1 Morten Schiødt,2 Uffe Heide-Jørgensen,1 Anders Kjellman,3,4 Svein Hansen,5 Cecilia Larsson Wexell,6,7 Bente Brokstad Herlofson,8 Sven Erik Noerholt,9 Haijun Ma,10 Katarina Öhrling,11 Rohini K Hernandez,12 Henrik Toft Sørensen1 1Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark; 3Department of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital, 4Department of Clinical Science, Intervention, and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; 5Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; 6Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Södra Älvsborg Hospital, Borås, Sweden; 7Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; 8Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; 9Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; 10Global Biostatistical Science, Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; 11Clinical Development, Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; 12Center for Observational Research, Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, USA Objective: Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ is a recognized complication of potent antiresorptive therapies, especially at the doses indicated to prevent skeletal complications for cancer patients with bone metastases. This paper describes the rationale and methods for a prospective, post-authorization safety study of cancer patients treated with antiresorptive therapies. Methods: As part of a comprehensive pharmacovigilance plan, developed with regulators’ input, the study will estimate incidence of ONJ and of serious infections among adult cancer patients with bone metastases treated with denosumab (120 mg subcutaneously or zoledronic acid (4 mg intravenously, adjusted for renal function

  19. A gender difference in circulating neutrophils in malnourished patients with COPD

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    Full Text Available Sven Larsson1, Anita Nordenson1, Pernilla Glader1, Shigemi Yoshihara2, Anders Lindén1, Frode Slinde31Department of Internal Medicine/Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; 2Department of Pediatrics, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan; 3Department of Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, SwedenBackground: Circulating markers of inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD may correlate to disease progression and extrapulmonary complications such as malnourishment. However, surprisingly little is known about gender-related differences for circulating inflammatory markers in COPD.Purpose: To characterize differences in circulating markers of inflammation in malnourished female and male patients with COPD.Subjects: Thirty female and 11 male patients with a clinical diagnosis of COPD and malnourishment were examined. A group of control subjects without evidence of COPD was recruited for comparison of some variables.Methods: Blood samples were drawn, and the following parameters were studied: leukocytes and differential counts, C-reactive protein (CRP, tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin (IL-6 and IL-8, myeloperoxidase (MPO, neutrophil elastase (NE, intracellular adhesion molecule-1, vascular endothelial adhesion molecule-1, and E-selectin.Results: The mean neutrophil concentration was significantly (P = 0.019 higher in female (4.5 × 109/L than in male patients with COPD (3.5 × 109/L and significantly higher than in female control subjects (3.1 × 109/L (P , 0.01, n = 85. The mean CRP values were considerably higher in female (4.9 mg/mL than in male patients with COPD (1.5 mg/mL, but the difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.20. The mean concentrations of IL-6 and IL-8 tended to be higher in female than in male patients with COPD, but these differences did not reach statistical

  20. Preface

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    Danielsson, Ulf; Goobar, Ariel; Nilsson, Bengt E. W.

    2005-01-01

    always reached, it was clear to everyone that the issues discussed at the Symposium (and documented in this book) are among the most fascinating topics in contemporary Physics. Our most sincere thanks go to professors Lars Brink, David Gross, and Michael Turner for organizing this grand final. The outcome of a Symposium like this depends to a very large extent on the place where it was held and its surroundings. The choice fell on the small historic town of Sigtuna and the Sigtuna Stiftelsen (Sigtuna Foundation), a Mediterranean inspired building complex and conference center from the beginning of the last century, with a rich tradition of hosting the most famous individuals in the cultural life of Sweden. The building itself, the proximity to the lake Mälaren, and the picturesque town made the stay a wonderful experience. Our deep gratitude is also directed to the personnel in Sigtuna who with a smile made everything possible and the stay a very pleasant one. Important help was also provided by the scientific secretaries of the Symposium, Martin Olsson and Henric Larsson. We also want to emphasize the crucial role played by the international advisory committee consisting of L Bergström, L Brink, P Di Vecchia, D Gross, R Kallosh, M Rees, H Rubinstein, and M Turner. We are deeply grateful for their work, especially during the preliminary planning of the meeting. The Klein lecture committee and the Swedish Academy of Sciences are acknowledged for organizing an impressive end to the Symposium in Stockholm. The public lectures by David Gross and Andrei Linde followed by the Klein lecture by Stephen Hawking were attended by an audience of over 1200 people, while several other hundred were unable to enter the already full lecture room. This event was certainly among the scientific highlights of the year in Sweden. Finally, we would like to extend our gratitude to the Nobel foundation for providing the financial support.

  1. Experts Complete IAEA Follow-up Review of Australia's Nuclear Regulatory Authority

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    use of the opportunity to revise the ARPANS Act in 2012; Completing implementation of the reorganization of ARPANSA; Influencing enhancement of the national framework for nuclear and radiation emergency preparedness; Establishing a coordinating function for ARPANSA's Emergency Preparedness and response arrangements; Better utilizing the expertise within ARPANSA with respect to the regulation of patient protection; and Increasing ARPANSA's leadership role in the implementation of Codes of Practice in patient protection. The IRRS team identified areas where the Australian Government should take actions to enhance the national regulatory infrastructure for nuclear safety and security. These include: Revise the ARPANS Act to take full account of international principles, recommendations and IAEA safety standards and guides; and Enhance the national framework for nuclear and radiation emergency preparedness by clearly identifying and assigning responsibilities to ARPANSA and other appropriate organizations. Carl-Magnus Larsson, Chief Executive Officer of ARPANSA, said, ''ARPANSA has benefitted from the IRRS mission using the contribution from senior regulators which has resulted and will certainly lead in further improvements in our regulatory system.'' He also encouraged other countries that are yet to have an IRRS mission to make use of the IAEA's services in the area of nuclear safety. About IRRS Missions IRRS missions are designed to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of the national nuclear regulatory infrastructure of States, while recognizing the ultimate responsibility of each State to ensure safety in this area. This is done through consideration of both regulatory, technical and policy issues, with comparisons against IAEA Safety Standards and, where appropriate, good practices elsewhere. (IAEA)

  2. Anti-inflammatory effects of budesonide in human lung fibroblasts are independent of histone deacetylase 2

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    Full Text Available Xingqi Wang,1 Amy Nelson,1 Zachary M Weiler,1 Amol Patil,1 Tadashi Sato,1 Nobuhiro Kanaji,1 Masanori Nakanishi,1 Joel Michalski,1 Maha Farid,1 Hesham Basma,1 Tricia D LeVan,1 Anna Miller-Larsson,2 Elisabet Wieslander,2 Kai-Christian Muller,3 Olaf Holz,3 Helgo Magnussen,3 Klaus F Rabe,3 Xiangde Liu,1 Stephen I Rennard1 1Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA; 2AstraZeneca R&D Molndal, Molndal, Sweden; 3Hospital Grosshansdorf, Center for Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery, Grosshansdorf, Germany Objective and design: Reduced expression of histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2 in alveolar macrophages and epithelial cells may account for reduced response of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD patients to glucocorticoids. HDAC2 expression and its role in mediating glucocorticoid effects on fibroblast functions, however, has not been fully studied. This study was designed to investigate whether HDAC2 mediates glucocorticoid effects on release of inflammatory cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs from human lung fibroblasts. Methods: Human lung fibroblasts (HFL-1 cells were stimulated with interleukin (IL-1β plus tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α in the presence or absence of the glucocorticoid budesonide. Cytokines (IL-6 and IL-8 were quantified by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA and MMPs (MMP-1 and MMP-3 by immunoblotting in culture medium. The role of HDAC2 was investigated using a pharmacologic inhibitor as well as a small interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA targeting HDAC2. Results: We have demonstrated that budesonide concentration-dependently (10-10–10-7 M inhibited IL-6, IL-8, MMP-1, and MMP-3 release by HFL-1 cells in response to IL-1β plus TNF-a. While an HDAC inhibitor significantly blocked the inhibitory effect of budesonide on human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs and monocytes (THP-1 cells, it did not block the inhibitory

  3. Är marknadsanpassad forskningsanknytning möjlig? Professionsutbildningar möter akademins nya krav

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    Full Text Available Högre utbildning drar tillbaka artikeln ”Är marknadsanpassad forskningsanknytning möjlig? Professionsutbildningar möter akademins nya krav”Redaktionen för Högre utbildning har beslutat att dra tillbaka artikeln ”Är marknadsanpassad forskningsanknytning möjlig? Professionsutbildningar möter akademins nya krav” författad av Malin Ideland, Claes Malmberg, Anne-Charlotte Ek & Sandra Jönsson och publicerad i Högre utbildning nr 2, 2012, på grund av dubbelpublicering. Artikeln är en svensk version av artikeln ”The tension between marketisation and academisation in higher education” författad av Anne-Charlotte Ek, Malin Ideland, Sandra Jönsson & Claes Malmberg och publicerad online i Studies in Higher Education den 2011-10-24. Artikeln inkom till Högre utbildning den 2011-11-07 utan hänvisning från författarna till den tidigare publiceringen eller tillstånd från Studies in Higher Education för återpublicering. Högre utbildning har därför granskat och slutligen publicerat artikeln i god tro.Dubbelpublicering utan hänvisning till tidigare publicering är forskningsetiskt olämpligt och i det aktuella fallet bryter det även mot upphovsrätten. Författarna har bett redaktionen att framföra en ursäkt för det inträffade. Avsikten har varit att i ett svenskt sammanhang diskutera en för svensk högre utbildning relevant fråga. Författarna anger dålig kunskap om dubbelpublicering på olika språk och slarv med att läsa Högre utbildnings publiceringsregler som orsak till det inträffade. Redaktionen och författarna är överens om att dra tillbaka artikeln. Författarna har informerat berörda parter vid det egna lärosätet och tagit bort artikeln från den lokala databasen.Redaktionen för Högre utbildning: Anders Sonesson, Maja Elmgren, Mona Fjellström, Lars Geschwind, Maria LarssonAbstractAktuella förändringar av högre utbildning i Sverige kan karaktäriseras av två diskurser: marknadifiering och

  4. A Po(ética da Infância e a Formação para os Valores

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    Bachelard’s (2001 The Poetics of Reverie and The Poetics of Space as a guide to think about childhood as a universal, permanent and fundamental stage, being the time of the inauguration of the subject and his first appropriation of the world. The dimension of Children's Literature is discussed with the dimensions of ethics and values education having in the light of the ideas of the psychologist Yves de La Taille (2006.

  5. PREFACE: 7th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDose)

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    Thwaites, David; Baldock, Clive

    2013-06-01

    radiation therapy treatment through improved clinical dosimetry to investigate and understand the dosimetric challenges of modern radiation treatments to provide a forum to discuss the latest research and developments in 3D and advanced radiation dosimetry to energise and diversify dosimetry research and clinical practice by encouraging interaction and synergy between advanced, 3D and semi-3D dosimetry techniques We believe the conference program, with its excellent range of expert and specialist speakers, met these objectives. Thanks are due to all invited speakers for their participation, to the Local Organising Committee members for all their hard work in making the conference happen, particularly the small core administrative support group, and to the range of academic, organisation and commercial sponsors who generously supported the meeting. The Scientific Committee members are also thanked for reviewing the submitted manuscripts and for assisting in the editorial process. Finally, all who travelled to Sydney, Australia for the meeting are acknowledged for choosing to attend and contribute to making this a successful conference. Local Conference Organising Committee David Thwaites (Conference Convener) Clive Baldock Leanne Price Elizabeth Starkey May Whitaker Peter Greer Lois Holloway Phil Vial Robin Hill Conference Scientific Committee Sven Back (Sweden) Clive Baldock (Australia) Cheng-Shie Wuu (USA) Yves de Deene (Belgium) Simon Doran (UK) Geoffrey Ibbott (USA) Andrew Jirasek (Canada) Kevin Jordan (Canada) Martin Lepage (Canada) Mark Oldham (USA) Evangelos Pappas (Greece) John Schreiner (Canada) David Thwaites (Australia) David ThwaitesClive Baldock DirectorExecutive Dean Institute of Medical PhysicsFaculty of Science School of PhysicsMacquarie University University of SydneyNorth Ryde NSW 2006NSW 2109 AustraliaAustralia The PDF also contains the conference program.

  6. Enantio-specific C(sp3)-H activation catalyzed by ruthenium nanoparticles: application to isotopic labeling of molecules of biological interest

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    2015-01-01

    dimetallacycle key-intermediate with four centers. The second part of this thesis deals with the development of a new method for the determination of the conformation and the relative arrangement of auto-assembled small molecules. It is based on the synergy between labeling chemistry, tritium solid-state NMR and molecular modeling. We focused on the di-phenylalanine dipeptide (Phe-Phe) which forms either crystals or self-assembled nano-tubes depending on the solvent. If the crystalline atomic structure of Phe-Phe has been solved, the structure of the self-assembled nano-tubes of Phe-Phe is still unknown. Three Phe-Phe dipeptides di-tritiated on aromatic positions, determined with the help of molecular modeling by Dr. Yves Boulard (CEA Saclay), were synthesized. Tritium solid-state NMR allowed Dr. Thibault Charpentier (CEA Saclay) to measure, on crystallized samples, three inter-tritium distances very close to the reference distances. This technique also revealed a possible orientational disorder on an aromatic cycle of crystallized Phe-Phe. Ab initio modeling led us to set a double labeling Caryl and Cα on Phe-Phe with ruthenium nanoparticles. Deuteration with RuNP(at)PVP are very promising and supplementary studies are in progress to perform tritium labeling. We expect to set a new tool of structural study to determine atomic structures of small molecules integrated in supramolecular complexes (nano-tubes, amyloid peptides or membranes). (author) [fr

  7. Automated oxygen titration and weaning with FreeO2 in patients with acute exacerbation of COPD: a pilot randomized trial

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    Full Text Available François Lellouche,1 Pierre-Alexandre Bouchard,1 Maude Roberge,1 Serge Simard,1,2 Erwan L’Her,1,3 François Maltais,1 Yves Lacasse1 1Research Centre, 2Biostatistics Department, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, 3Emergency Medicine, Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada Introduction: We developed a device (FreeO2 that automatically adjusts the oxygen flow rates based on patients’ needs, in order to limit hyperoxia and hypoxemia and to automatically wean them from oxygen. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using FreeO2 in patients hospitalized in the respiratory ward for an acute exacerbation of COPD. Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing FreeO2 vs manual oxygen titration in the respiratory ward of a university hospital. We measured the perception of appropriateness of oxygen titration and monitoring in both groups by nurses and attending physicians using a Likert scale. We evaluated the time in the target range of oxygen saturation (SpO2 as defined for each patient by the attending physician, the time with severe desaturation (SpO2 <85%, and the time with hyperoxia (SpO2 >5% above the target. We also recorded length of stay, intensive care unit admissions, and readmission rate. Fifty patients were randomized (25 patients in both groups; mean age: 72±8 years; mean forced expiratory volume in 1 second: 1.00±0.49 L; and mean initial O2 flow 2.0±1.0 L/min. Results: Nurses and attending physicians felt that oxygen titration and monitoring were equally appropriate with both O2 administration systems. The percentage of time within the SpO2 target was significantly higher with FreeO2, and the time with severe desaturation and hyperoxia was significantly reduced with FreeO2. Time from study inclusion to hospital discharge was 5.8±4.4 days with FreeO2 and 8.4±6.0 days with usual oxygen administration (P=0.051. Conclusion: FreeO2 was deemed as an

  8. Management of radioactive materials and wastes: status, stakes and perspectives

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    Champion, Didier; Devin, Patrick; Tanguy, Loic; Bernard, Herve; Minon, Jean-Paul; Leclaire, Arnaud; Gilli, Ludivine; Lheureux, Yves; Pescatore, Claudio; Barbey, Pierre; Schneider, Thierry; Gay, Didier; Forest, Isabelle; Hemidy, Pierre-Yves; Baglan, Nicolas; Desnoyers, Bruno; Pieraccini, Michel; Poncet, Philippe; Seguin, Bertille; Calvez, Marianne; Leclerc, Elisabeth; Bancelin, Estelle; Fillion, Eric; Segura, Yannick; Vernaz, Etienne; Granier, Guy; De Preter, Peter; Petitfrere, Michael; Laye, Frederic; Nakamura, Takashi; Gin, Stephane; Lebaron-Jacobs, Laurence; Dinant, Sophie; Vacquier, Blandine; Crochon, Philippe; Griffault, Lise; Smith, Graham

    2013-10-01

    These technical days were organized by the Environment section of the French Society of Radiation Protection (SFRP). Time was given to some exchange about the societal aspects of radioactive waste management as well as about the legal context but the most part of the debates delt with the actual management modalities of the different types of wastes, both in France and in foreign countries, and with the related stakes, in particular in terms of impact. This document brings together the presentations (slides) of the following talks: - Contributions of radiation protection to the long-term safety management of radioactive wastes (Jean-Paul MINON - ONDRAF); - The national inventory of radioactive materials and wastes (Arnaud LECLAIRE - ANDRA); - The high activity, medium activity-long living wastes in debate - a co-building approach (ANCCLI/Clis of Bure/IRSN) to share stakes, enlighten, and develop thought (Ludivine GILLI - IRSN, Yves LHEUREUX - ANCCLI); - Social aspects of Radioactive Waste Management - The International Learning (Claudio PESCATORE - AEN/OCDE); - Citizens involvement and ACRO's point of view on radioactive wastes management (Pierre BARBEY - ACRO); - New CIPR recommendations about the geologic disposal of long-living radioactive wastes (Thierry SCHNEIDER - CEPN); - Overview of processes under the views of radiation protection principles (Didier GAY - IRSN); - The national plan of radioactive materials and wastes management (Loic TANGUY - ASN); - Joint convention on spent fuel management safety and on radioactive waste management safety - status and main stakes (Isabelle FOREST - ASN); - Transport of radioactive wastes (Bruno DESNOYERS - AREVA); - Optimisation and limitation of the environmental impacts of very-low level wastes - valorisation and processes selection (Michel PIERACCINI - EDF), Philippe PONCET - AREVA); - Management of hospital wastes - Example of Montpellier's University Regional Hospital (Bertille SEGUIN - CHRU de Montpellier); - Waste

  9. 19th International Summer School on Vacuum, Electron and Ion Technologies (VEIT2015)

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    Education and Science of Republic of Bulgaria for there generosity that enabled us to support the attendance of students and provided support to deal with mailing, printing, renting the conference site, etc. We are also grateful to the members of the International Advisory Committee - Th. Czerwiec, M. Dimitrova, G. Dinescu, A. Ehiasarian, N. Guerassimov, V. Guerra, I. Katardjiev, H. Kersten, K. Larsson, D. Mataras, W. Möller, M. Mozetic, R. Panek, I. Petrov, Z. Petrovic, B. Rauschenbach, M.C.M. (Richard) van de Sanden, M. Ürgen, for their continuous concern about the high scientific level and the future of the event, as well as for their contribution to the formation of a new generation of scientists and experts in the field. And, last but not least, we would also like to thank all authors for their valuable contributions to these proceedings and to the school, and all reviewers for their hard and tedious, but very important, work. The next conference in the series will be held in September 2017. M.C.M. van de Sanden, Miglena Dimitrova, Chavdar Ghelev, Guest Editors (paper)

  10. Debris Flow as a Mechanism for Forming Martian Gullies

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    Conway, S. J.; Balme, M. R.; Murray, J. B.; Towner, M. C.

    2009-04-01

    Coe J. A. (2007) Geomorphology, 84, 80-97. [7] Kreslavsky M. A. (2008) Workshop on Martian Gullies 2008, 1303, 54-55. [8] White S. E. (1981) Arct. Alp. Res., 13, 127-137. [9] Billi P. and Dramis F. (2003) Catena, 50, 353-368. [10] Larsson S. (1982) Geogr. Ann. Ser. A-Phys. Geogr., 64, 105-125. [11] Ballantyne C. K. and Benn D. I. (1994) Arct. Alp. Res., 26, 255-269. [12] Malik I. (2008) Geomorphology, 93, 421-436. [13] Rowantree K. M. (1991) GeoJournal, 23, 19-27.

  11. Respuesta inmune innata humana al rotavirus

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    una respuesta inmunosupresora (3.

    En este contexto hemos comenzado a estudiar la interacción entre el rotavirus (RV y los monocitos y CD. Para tal efecto generamos CDI y CDM a partir de monolitos de sangre periférica de adultos sanos, como fue descrito anteriormente. Analizamos el impacto del RV en el fenotipo, la viabilidad y la capacidad de replicación viral en estos 3 tipos celulares. De esta manera podremos después probar la eficacia de estas células, tratadas con el RV, para estimular LT específicos del virus. Esperamos que estos estudios nos ayuden a entender el por qué de la baja respuesta de LT específicos contra el RV circulando en sujetos infectados (4,5 y nos abran vías que faciliten el estudio de los LT específicos de RV.

     

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    2013-04-01

    European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013. The project integrates partners from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland and runs from September 2012 to June 2015. Further information on www.geomol.eu The GeoMol seismic interpretation team: Roland Baumberger (swisstopo), Agnès BRENOT (BRGM), Alessandro CAGNONI (RLB), Renaud COUËFFE (BRGM), Gabriel COURRIOUX (BRGM), Chiara D'Ambrogi (ISPRA), Chrystel Dezayes (BRGM), Charlotte Fehn (LGRB), Sunseare GABALDA (BRGM), Gregor Götzl (GBA), Andrej Lapanje (GeoZS), Stéphane MARC (BRGM), Alberto MARTINI (RER-SGSS), Fabio Carlo Molinari (RER-SGSS), Edgar Nitsch (LGRB), Robert Pamer (LfU BY), Marco PANTALONI (ISPRA), Sebastian Pfleiderer (GBA), Andrea PICCIN (RLB), (Nils Oesterling (swisstopo), Isabel Rupf (LGRB), Uta Schulz (LfU BY), Yves SIMEON (BRGM), Günter SÖKOL (LGRB), Heiko Zumsprekel (LGRB)

  14. 3. forum of radiation protection sciences - Book of abstracts

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    - Remote dosimetry by optical fiber - OSL system (Sylvain Magne, CEA Saclay, Gerard Paut, CEA Valrho); 20 - Remote-intervention means and nuclear measurements (Christophe Le Goaller, CEA Valrho); 21 - Concrete examples of the contribution of new nuclear measurement technologies prior to and during operations (Dominique Pierre, Cogema Marcoule); 22 - Evaluation of the resuspension coefficient during the use of cutting techniques for dismantling (Guy Pilot, IRSN/DPEA Saclay); 23 - Decommissioning of the CERN-LEP (Marco Silari, CERN Switzerland); 24 - Method of buildings decommissioning at nuclear sites (Benoit Marc, Techman Industrie); Poster session: P01 - Impact of tele-operated solutions on radiation protection issues (Yves Chardard, Cybernetix); P02 - Nuclear facilities dismantling - Banco system, the solution for wastes and deconstruction materials control (Jean Francois Moreau, H. Blein, SAPHYMO); P03 - Vitrification process for special wastes (Dominique Declercq, F. Lhopital, Spie Thermatome); P04 - Preliminary verification of cleansing sites homogeneity and sampling representativeness (Stephane Dogny, Serge Amoravain, Cogema Marcoule); P05 - Destruction process and system for organic materials in supercritical environment (Alain Guyard, Rodolphe Chomel, Serge Amoravain, Cogema Marcoule); P06 - Shutdown and dismantling of the INB 52 ATUE enriched uranium processing plant at CEA-Cadarache (Laurent Ladurelle, P. Lisbonne, B. Bartoli, CEN Cadarache); P07 - Radiation protection at cleansing sites: dismantling of effluents storage tanks (Jean-Jacques Laurier, A. Houard, J. Laine, C. Marchand, CEA CEN FAR); P08 - INB 52 Atue shutdown: criticality management (P. Lisbonne, L. Ladurelle, B. Bartoli CEA Cadarache); P09 - Air flow remobilization of a surface particulate contamination (L. Alloul-Marmor, IRSN and Paris 12 univ., O. Witschger, IRSN, A. Renoux, Paris 12 univ., J. Monatte, Cogema); P10 - Methodology of radiological consequences evaluation of activation in a nuclear

  15. PREFACE: The 15th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS15)

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    Wu, Z. Y.

    2013-04-01

    Committees and Staff Chair of the Conference Ziyu Wu International Advisory Committee Adam Hitchcock, Canada Adriano Filipponi, Italy Alain Manceau, France Alexander Soldatov, Russia Andrea Di Cicco, Italy Britt Hedman, USA Bruce Bunker, USA Calogero R. Natoli, Italy Christopher T. Chantler, Australia Frank M. F. De Groot, Netherlands Hiroyuki Oyanagi, Japan Ingolf Lindau, USA J. Mustre de Leon, México James E Penner-Hahn, USA Joaquin Garcia Ruiz, Spain John Evans, UK John J. Rehr, USA Kiyotaka Asakura, Japan Majed Chergui, Switzerland Mark Newton, UK Shiqiang Wei, P. R. China Tsun-Kong Sham, Canada Ziyu Wu, P. R. China International Program Committee Antonio Bianconi, Italy Augusto Marcelli, Italy Emad Flear Aziz, Germany Jinghua Guo, USA Joly Yves, France Masaharu Nomura, Japan Maurizio Benfatto, Italy Pieter Glatzel, France Shiqiang Wei, China Tiandou Hu, China Toshihiko Yokoyama, Japan Way-Faung Pong, Taiwan Xinyi Zhang, China Yi Xie, China Yuying Huang, China Zhonghua Wu, China Ziyu Wu, China Local Organizing Committee Bo He Fengchun Hu Haifeng Zhao Jing Zhang Meijuan Yu Qin Yu Shuo Zhang Wangsheng Chu Wei He Wei Xu Wensheng Yan Xiaomei Gong Xing Chen Yang Zou Yi Xia Zheng Jiang Zhi Xie Zhihu Sun Zhiyun Pan Additional Staff Chengxun Liu

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  17. Foreword

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    Aime, C.; Soummer, R.

    drop as a Lyot mask. The next session focused on nulling interferometry and we gather here the corresponding contribution. Two complementary reports on theory and experiment of Bracewell interferometry were made by Yves Rabbia (Theoretical aspects of Darwin) and Marc Ollivier (Experimental aspects of Darwin). Olivier Absil gave a report on the ground based nulling interferometer experiment (Effects of atmospheric turbulence on GENIE) and Valérie Weber on MAII (Nulling interferometric broadbord). A comparison between nulling and different classes of coronagraphs was made by Olivier Guyon (Coronagraphy vs. nulling). A few prospective papers have been regrouped at the end of the book: Interferometric remapped array nulling (Lyu Abe), Multiple-stage apodized Lyot coronagraph (Claude Aime and Rémi Soummer), Piston sensor using dispersed speckles (Virginie Borkowski), Principle of a coaxial achromatic interfero coronagraph (Jean Gay), Coronagraphic imaging on the VLTI with VIDA (Olivier Lardière), Phase contrast apodisation (Frantz Martinache) The last section regroups science aspects and results on sky, using high contrast imaging: Low mass companions searches using high dynamic range imaging (Jean-Luc Beuzit). The last paper by Claire Moutou (Ground-based direct imaging of exoplanets) can be read as a prospective conclusion of the Journées. C. Aime and R. Soummer

  18. PREFACE: EmerQuM 11: Emergent Quantum Mechanics 2011 (Heinz von Foerster Congress)

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    Grössing, Gerhard

    2012-05-01

    -statement: 'What is proved by impossibility proofs is lack of imagination.' In this sense, therefore, our task is to make use of the variety of the different approaches offered, for it is in scrutinizing each of them that a chance for further progress and understanding may emerge. The papers collected in these proceedings essentially follow the order of the plenary talks during the conference program, with the addition of the poster presentations. Prior to the contributions to EmerQuM11, the very first paper of these proceedings presents the opening lecture by Yves Couder who addressed both twin conferences with his talk on wave-particle duality in a classical system. (Although he was not able to participate personally, the contribution of Robert Carroll, a member of the academic advisory board, is included here. Regrettably, the lectures by John Bush, Marek Czachor, Mark Everitt, Felix Finster, and Lee Smolin could not be included, partly for copyright reasons.) Finally, I would like to thank Sarah Toms and Graham Douglas and their team at IOP Publishing (Bristol) for their friendly advice and help during the preparation of these proceedings. Vienna, April 2012 Gerhard Grössing

  19. PREFACE: Ocean and climate changes in polar and sub-polar environments: proceedings from the 2010 IODP-Canada/ECORD summer school

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    St-Onge, Guillaume; Veiga-Pires, Cristina; Solignac, Sandrine

    2011-05-01

    /GEOTOP, Canada) Mathieu Duchesne (Geological Survey of Canada-Québec, Canada) Frédérique Eynaud (EPOC/Universite Bordeaux I, France) Pierre Francus (INRS-ETE/GEOTOP, Canada) Martin Frank (IFM-GEOMAR, Germany) Yves Gélinas (Concordia/GEOTOP, Canada) Joël Guiot (CEREGE, France) Claude Hillaire-Marcel (UQAM/GEOTOP, Canada) Patrick Lajeunesse (University Laval, Canada) Jean-François Lemieux (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA) Guillaume Massé (LOCEAN/Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, France) Matt O'Regan (Cardiff University, UK) Joseph Ortiz (Kent State University, USA) Frank Rack (University Nebraska-Lincoln, USA/ANDRILL Science Management Office) Taoufik Radi (UQAM/GEOTOP, Canada) André Rochon (ISMER-UQAR/GEOTOP, Canada) Ruediger Stein (Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany) Guillaume St-Onge (ISMER-UQAR/GEOTOP, Canada) Bjorn Sundby (ISMER-UQAR, Canada) GEOTOP logoUQAM UQAR logoINRS logo Universite de Quebec logoGeological Survey of Canada logo

  20. Selected Abstracts of the 1st Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS 2015; Budapest (Hungary; September 16-20, 2015; Session “Pulmonology”

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    . Malhotra, K. Tan, G. Woodhead, C.A. Nold-Petry, M.F. NoldABS 40. PRENATAL THERAPY IMPROVES THE SURVIVAL OF PREMATURE INFANTS WITH CONGENITAL CHYLOTHORAX • C.J. Lee, P.N. Tsao, C.Y. Chen, W.S. Hsieh, H.C. ChouABS 41. REFERENCE RANGES OF LAMELLAR BODY COUNTS ON GASTRIC ASPIRATE IN HEALTHY TERM NEWBORNS • S. Arayici, G. Kadioglu Simsek, B. Say, N. Uras, M.Y. Oncel, E. Alyamac Dizdar, U. Buyukkagnici, S. Karahan, F.E. Canpolat, S.S. OguzABS 42. CORD BLOOD PENTRAXIN-3 LEVELS IN RESPIRATORY DISORDERS OF THE NEWBORN • M.O. Arslanoglu, E.C. Dinleyici, N. Tekin, T. Barsan Kaya, O. Aydemir, M.A. AksitABS 43. EVALUATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION OF THE LUNG TO POSTNATAL LIFE BY LUNG ULTRASOUND • M. Federici, M.G. Pattumelli, F. Feleppa, C. Gizzi, L. Massenzi, A.M. Giua, S. Sinibaldi, M. Massoud, P.V. FedericiABS 44. NON-INVASIVE MONITORING OF OXYGEN IN THE LUNGS OF NEWBORN INFANTS BY DIODE LASER • M. Larsson, P. Lundin, E. Krite Svanberg, J. Åkeson, K. Svanberg, S. Svanberg, S. Andersson-Engels, V. FellmanABS 45. CELLULAR AGING, MEASURED AS TELOMERE ATTRITION RATE, IS NOT ACCELERATED IN PRETERM INFANTS DURING THE FIRST 18 MONTHS OF LIFE • E. Henckel, Z. Haider, P. Kosma, C. Palme-Kilander, G. Roos, S. Degerman, K. BohlinABS 46. INHALED NITRIC OXIDE DECREASES MORTALITY IN INFANTS LESS THAN 28 WEEKS GESTATION FOLLOWING PRETERM PRELABOUR RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES • S. Pal, G.J. Belteki, G. Vass, T. Ibrahim, P. Clarke, Z. Molnar, Y. Singh, A.E. CurleyABS 47. PLASMA PRO-ENDOTHELIN-1 AND PRO-ATRIAL NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE AS EARLY BIOMARKERS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA IN VERY PRETERM INFANTS • R. Gerull, R. Neumann, M. Nelle, S. Schulzke, S. WellmannABS 48. TIMELY IN-HOSPITAL VACCINATION OF VLBW INFANTS REDUCES THE RATE OF BRONCHITIS AFTER DISCHARGE OF VLBW INFANTS • G. Stichtenoth, C. Härtel, E. Herting, W. Göpel; German Neonatal Network (GNNABS 49. A MURINE MODEL OF BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA – PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM WHOLE-GENOME mRNA EXPRESSION STUDY

  1. PREFACE: Nanosafe2010: International Conference on Safe Production and Use of Nanomaterials

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    Sentein, Carole; Schuster, Frédéric; Tardif, François

    2011-07-01

    matters of interest to the NanoSafety community have been debated. The success of the conference confirms the need of such a global meeting with the aim of bridging the gap between the best scientists, engineers, exhibitors and participants from countries concerned with safe and responsible nanomaterial activities. Therefore, the third edition of the International NanoSafe Conference "NanoSafe2012" will be held in Grenoble at Minatec, 13-15 November 2012. The meeting was financially supported by generous contributions from the European Commission, La Région Rhône Alpes, la Ville de Grenoble, la Metro, and partners such as CEA, INERIS, Philips, Cordouan Technologies, Nanosight, TSI, Ecomesure, GRIMM Aerosol Technik, Particle Measuring Systems, Respirex, Lux Research, Dekati, Malvern Instruments, TSE Systems, INTERTEK ICS, NANO magazine and IOP Publishing. We would like to express our thanks to all the authors for their time and genuine efforts and to the reviewers for their fruitful comments during the preparation of this volume. The Conference OrganizersCarole SenteinFrédéric SchusterFrançois Tardif Conference photographs Local Organising CommitteeCarole SENTEIN (CEA)Dominique BAGUET (CEA)Didier MOLKO (MINATEC)Audrey SCARINGELLA (MINATEC)Frédéric SCHUSTER (CEA)François TARDIF (CEA) International Advisory CommitteeChair: Frédéric SCHUSTER (CEA, FR), François TARDIF (CEA, FR)Co-chair: Georgios KATALAGARIANAKIS (EC, BE)Paul AMYOTTE (Dalhousie U., CA)Mélanie AUFFAN (CEREGE, FR)Daniel BERNARD (ARKEMA, FR)Jorge BOCZKOWSKI (INSERM, FR)Jean-Yves BOTTERO (CEREGE, FR)Jacques BOUILLARD (INERIS, FR)Jean-Philippe BOURGOIN (CEA, FR)Marie CARRIERE (CEA, FR)Krunal CHOPRA (LSFI, IN)Rolf ECKHOFF (U. Bergen, NO)Michael ELLENBECKER (U. Massachusetts, USA)Claude EMOND (U. Montréal, CA)François GENDARMES (IRSN, FR)Peter HATTO (ISO, UK)Peter HOET (KUL, BE)Jean-Pierre KAISER (Empa, CH)Olivier LE BIHAN (INERIS, FR)Tinh NGUYEN (NIST, USA)Bernd NOWACK (Empa, CH)Günter OBERDÖRSTER (U

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    Hyldgaard, Per; Rahman, Talat S.

    2012-10-01

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