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  1. The Mother Tongue of Leila Sebbar

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    Danielle Marx-Scouras

    1993-01-01

    Full Text Available Leila Sebbar grew up in French colonial Algeria where her parents taught French to the indigenous children. The daughter of a metropolitan French woman and an Algerian, Sebbar is a croisée . At the height of the Algerian War, Sebbar left her homeland to pursue her university studies in France. She became a French teacher and made France her home. Sebbar writes in her mother tongue, but she treats it like a foreign language. Although she never learned Arabic and left Algeria, her paternal identity haunts all of her writings. Anchored by the notion of exile, Sebbar drifts between two shores as she seeks to personally come to terms with both a pied-noir and Algerian identity bequeathed by her parents. This dual and contradictory identity allows Sebbar to explore the colonial legacy inherent to immigration in France. Continually on the move or on the run, Sebbar's eccentric protagonists follow a geographical itinerary which acknowledges the common history and cultural heritage of Europe and the Arab world. In forging a new identity for the France of tomorrow, this génération métisse attempts to work through the torturous relationship between France and its former colonies that continues to mark cultural manifestations and political events in France.

  2. Strategic Nostalgia, Islam and Cultural Translation in Leila ...

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    Egyptian-Sudanese author, Leila Aboulela, has written a collection of short stories, Coloured Lights (2001), and two novels, The Translator (1999) and Minaret (2005), which engage with the subtleties of Muslim African immigrant experience in Britain. This article draws on the first two texts to present an inquiry into the role ...

  3. 2012 South Carolina DNR Lidar: Calhoun County

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Towill Inc. collected LiDAR for over 3,300 square miles in Calhoun, Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, McCormick, and Abbeville counties in South Carolina. This metadata...

  4. Leila Pärtelpoeg and the Soviet antique / Mart Kalm

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    Kalm, Mart, 1961-

    2010-01-01

    Sisearhitekt Leila Pärtelpojast, kes 2010. a. pälvis EV kultuuri elutööpreemia. Nõukogude ajal tegeles antiikmööbliga, uuris mööbliajalugu, kogus ajaloolist mööblit. Sisearhitekti tööst Eesti NSV-s, võimalusest kavandada mööblit. L. Pärtelpoja rollist ajalooliste interjööride (Parlamendihoone Toompeal, mõisahooned) restaureerimisel ja sisustamisel. Tallinna raekoja restaureerimisest (1975), ajalugu ja kaasaega sünteesivast terviklikust kujundusest

  5. 5 küsimust Leila Pärtelpojale / Leila Pärtelpoeg ; interv. Ell-Maaja Randküla

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    Pärtelpoeg, Leila, 1927-

    2006-01-01

    Leila Pärtelpojast, talle omistatud aastapreemiad, tema tuntumad tööd ja autorile kõige rohkem huvi pakkunud tööd. Leila Pärtelpoeg pälvis ESL-i 2005. a. publitsistika preemia raamatu "Pööningul. Auf dem Dachboden" eest. Autor raamatust, mille toimetaja on Krista Roosi, kujundaja ja fotograaf Maarja Roosi, ning kollektsionäär Leonhard Venest

  6. Isaac D’Israeli’s Mejnoun and Leila

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    Elham Nilchian

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This article is a comparative analysis of the eighteenth-century British Orientalist Isaac D’Israeli’s romance Mejnoun and Leila (1797 with its original source Leyli o Majnun (1188 by Nezami of Ganja (1141-1209. Nezami, a twelfth-century Persian poet, is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature. The idea of the love of Leyli and Majnun is raised as being primarily an earthly love, yet it is transcended into a divine type of love through suffering and hence loss of self in the Other. The article discusses the extent to which D’Israeli’s treatment of Sufism in his romance is sympathetic with Nezami’s work. Keywords: Isaac D’Israeli, Nezami, Persian Poetry, Sufism, Orientalism, Pre-Romantic Literature

  7. Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 2. License application, PSAR, general information

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    1975-09-01

    Application for construction and operating licenses for Calhoun-2 Reactor is presented. Financial data concerning the Omaha Public Power District and the Nebraska Public Power District are included. (DCC)

  8. 21. sajandi hiina laine ja minimalistlik interjöör / Leila Pärtelpoeg

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    Pärtelpoeg, Leila, 1927-

    2006-01-01

    Nüüdisaegne minimalism ja Hiina Ming dünastia aegadest pärinev materjalikäsitlus ühilduvad moodsas hiinalikus interjööris. Sisekujundus: Leila Pärtelpoeg. Stilist Madis Liplap. 6 ill, 5 värv.

  9. The Image of Veil in Leila Ahmed’s Women and Gender in Islam

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    Asım AYDIN

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Most of the time suppressed and disempowered throughout man’s history, the gender of woman has undergone a dissipating process where such an overpowering oscillation between two genders occurs. In spite of the fact that this bias creates a generalization, the position of the ‘womanhood’ wasn’t always under subjugation. As a matter of fact, this essay intends to throw light upon women’s ‘past, present and future’ by relying on mainly Leila Ahmed’s flagship works into by drawing a map showing how the veil plays a critical role in the representation of women.

  10. The Image of Veil in Leila Ahmed’s Women and Gender in Islam

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    Asım AYDIN

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Most of the time suppressed and disempowered throughout man’s history, the gender of woman has undergone a dissipating process where such an overpowering oscillation between two genders occurs. In spite of the fact that this bias creates a generalization, the position of the ‘womanhood’ wasn’t always under subjugation. As a matter of fact, this essay intends to throw light upon women’s ‘past, present and future’ by relying on mainly Leila Ahmed’s flagship works into by drawing a map showing how the veil plays a critical role in the representation of women.

  11. Aerial Photography and Imagery, Ortho-Corrected - 2010 Digital Orthophotos - Calhoun County

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    NSGIC Education | GIS Inventory — This metadata describes the digital ortho imagery covering Calhoun County, FL. This 1"=200' scale imagery is comprised of natural color orthophotography with a GSD...

  12. Aerial Photography and Imagery, Ortho-Corrected - 2013 Digital Orthophotos - Calhoun County

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    NSGIC Education | GIS Inventory — This metadata describes the digital ortho imagery covering Calhoun and Gulf Counties, FL. This 1"=200' scale imagery is comprised of natural color orthoimagery with...

  13. 75 FR 8346 - Proposed CERCLA Administrative Settlement; Anderson-Calhoun Mine and Mill Site, Leadpoint, WA

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    2010-02-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Proposed CERCLA Administrative Settlement; Anderson-Calhoun Mine and Mill Site, Leadpoint, WA AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. SUMMARY: In...

  14. Statistical analysis of the Ft. Calhoun reactor coolant pump system

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    Heising, Carolyn D.

    1998-01-01

    In engineering science, statistical quality control techniques have traditionally been applied to control manufacturing processes. An application to commercial nuclear power plant maintenance and control is presented that can greatly improve plant safety. As a demonstration of such an approach to plant maintenance and control, a specific system is analyzed: the reactor coolant pumps (RCPs) of the Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant. This research uses capability analysis, Shewhart X-bar, R-charts, canonical correlation methods, and design of experiments to analyze the process for the state of statistical control. The results obtained show that six out of ten parameters are under control specifications limits and four parameters are not in the state of statistical control. The analysis shows that statistical process control methods can be applied as an early warning system capable of identifying significant equipment problems well in advance of traditional control room alarm indicators Such a system would provide operators with ample time to respond to possible emergency situations and thus improve plant safety and reliability. (author)

  15. “Halal fiction” and the limits of postsecularism: Criticism, critique, and the Muslim in Leila Aboulela’s Minaret

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    Morey, Peter

    2017-01-01

    This article examines Leila Aboulela’s 2005 novel Minaret, considering the extent to which it can be seen as an example of a postsecular text. The work has been praised by some as one of the most cogent attempts to communicate a life of Islamic faith in the English language novel form. Others have expressed concern about what they perceive as its apparent endorsement of submissiveness and a secondary status for women, along with its silence on some of the more thorny political issues facing I...

  16. Evolution of soil, ecosystem, and critical zone research at the USDA FS Calhoun Experimental Forest

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    Daniel deB. Richter; Allan R. Bacon; Sharon A. Billings; Dan Binkley; Marilyn Buford; Mac Callaham; Amy E. Curry; Ryan L. Fimmen; A. Stuart Grandy; Paul R. Heine; Michael Hofmockel; Jason A. Jackson; Elisabeth LeMaster; Jianwei Li; Daniel Markewitz; Megan L. Mobley; Mary W. Morrison; Michael S. Strickland; Thomas Waldrop; Carol G. Wells

    2015-01-01

    The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Calhoun Experimental Forest was organized in 1947 on the southern Piedmont to engage in research that today is called restoration ecology, to improve soils, forests, and watersheds in a region that had been severely degraded by nearly 150 years farming. Today, this 2,050-ha research forest is managed by the Sumter...

  17. 77 FR 13603 - Anniston PCB Superfund Site; Anniston, Calhoun County, AL; Correction

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    2012-03-07

    ... AGENCY Anniston PCB Superfund Site; Anniston, Calhoun County, AL; Correction AGENCY: Environmental... concerning the Anniston PCB Superfund Site located in Anniston. The settlement is not an amendment, but a new... name Anniston PCB by one of the following methods: www.epa.gov/region4/superfund/programs/enforcement...

  18. 77 FR 11533 - Anniston PCB Superfund Site, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama; Notice of Amended Settlement

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    2012-02-27

    ... AGENCY Anniston PCB Superfund Site, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama; Notice of Amended Settlement... Agency has entered into a settlement for past response costs concerning the Anniston PCB Superfund Site... available from Ms. Paula V. Painter. Submit your comments by Site name Anniston PCB by one of the following...

  19. Enriched Environment at Work and the Incidence of Dementia: Results of the Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged (LEILA 75+)

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    Then, Francisca S.; Luppa, Melanie; Schroeter, Matthias L.; König, Hans-Helmut; Angermeyer, Matthias C.; Riedel-Heller, Steffi G.

    2013-01-01

    Background The high incidence of cognitive impairments in the aging population together with the challenges it imposes on health systems raise the question of what effect working life has on cognitive abilities. Animal models have demonstrated that so called enriched environments protect against neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. The aim was to investigate the impact of enriched environment at work on the incidence of dementia. Methods The Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged (LEILA 75+) is an ongoing representative population cohort study that examines cognitive functioning and dementia in individuals aged 75 years and older. The participants’ occupational information was matched to O*NET SOC codes and the relevant job descriptors were used to create occupational context indices describing enriched environment at work. Results Results of logistic regression modeling suggest that a higher level of the index Executive was associated with a lower risk of incident dementia (odds ratio  = 0.61, 95% confidence interval  = 0.47–0.79, poccupational contexts enriched with independent planning/performance of work tasks might decrease the risk of developing dementia. A protective effect of enriched environment at work in general, namely high cognitive stimulation or confrontation with new tasks, could not be confirmed by the results. PMID:23923030

  20. Time until institutionalization in incident dementia cases--results of the Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged (LEILA 75+).

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    Luck, Tobias; Luppa, Melanie; Weber, Stephan; Matschinger, Herbert; Glaesmer, Heide; Konig, Hans-Helmut; Angermeyer, Matthias C; Riedel-Heller, Steffi G

    2008-01-01

    Information on the time until institutionalization and its predictors in demented subjects has so far been based on studies with selected samples or prevalent dementia cases. Thus, the aim of the study is to analyze the time until institutionalization and associated patient-related factors in incident dementia cases. Data were derived from the Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged (LEILA 75+), a population-based study of individuals aged 75 years and older. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to determine the time until institutionalization. Factors associated with time until institutionalization were analyzed using Cox proportional hazards models. One hundred and nine subjects with incident dementia who resided in a private home setting at the time of the dementia diagnosis were identified. Fifty-two (47.7%) of these subjects had become residents of a nursing home by the end of the study. The median time until institutionalization was 1,005 days (95% CI = 808-1,202). Being widowed/divorced (compared to being married) was associated with a significantly shorter time until institutionalization (univariate model: HR = 4.50, 95% CI = 1.09-18.57). Being without a spouse seems to be an important factor for a shorter time until institutionalization in incident dementia cases. Tailored interventions for these subjects at risk are required. Copyright 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  1. Paleoecology of the Late Pennsylvanian-age Calhoun coal bed and implications for long-term dynamics of wetland ecosystems

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    Willard, Debra A. [US Geological Survey, 926A National Center, Reston (VA 20192 USA); Phillips, Tom L. [Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana (IL 61801 USA); Lesnikowska, Alicia D. [Box 24, Rt. 2, Vineyard Haven (MA 02568 USA); DiMichele, William A. [Department of Paleobiology, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution, Washington (DC 20560 USA)

    2007-01-02

    Quantitative plant assemblage data from coal balls, miospores, megaspores, and compression floras from the Calhoun coal bed (Missourian) of the Illinois Basin (USA) are used to interpret spatial and temporal changes in plant communities in the paleo-peat swamp. Coal-ball and miospore floras from the Calhoun coal bed are dominated strongly by tree ferns, and pteridosperms and sigillarian lycopsids are subdominant, depending on geographic location within the coal bed. Although the overall composition of Calhoun peat-swamp assemblages is consistent both temporally and spatially, site-to-site differences and short-term shifts in species dominance indicate local topographic and hydrologic control on species composition within the broader context of the swamp. Statistical comparison of the Calhoun miospore assemblages with those from other Late Pennsylvanian coal beds suggests that the same basic species pool was represented in each peat-swamp landscape and that the relative patterns of dominance and diversity were persistent from site to site. Therefore, it appears that the relative patterns of proportional dominance stayed roughly the same from one coal bed to the next during Late Pennsylvanian glacially-driven climatic oscillations. (author)

  2. 77 FR 22558 - Foreign-Trade Zone 155-Calhoun and Victoria Counties, TX; Application for Reorganization Under...

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    2012-04-16

    ... DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 29-2012] Foreign-Trade Zone 155--Calhoun and Victoria Counties, TX; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An... reorganization of general-purpose zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of...

  3. Selection of area and specific site for drilling a horizontal well in Calhoun County, West Virginia

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    Reeves, T.K.; Overbey, W.K. Jr.; Salamy, S.P.; Locke, C.D.

    1992-03-01

    This report discusses the data collection and analysis procedures used to establish criteria for geologic and engineering studies conducted by BDM to select a general area for more detailed study and a specific site for the drilling of a cooperative well with an industry partner, the Consolidated Natural Gas Development Company (CNGD). The results of detailed geologic studies are presented for two areas in Calhoun County, West Virginia, and one area along the Logan-Boone County line in West Virginia. The effects of Appalachian Basin tectonics and the Rome Trough Rift system were identified on seismic lines made available by (CNGD). These helped to identify and define the trapping mechanisms which had been effective in each area. Engineering analyses of past production histories provided data to support selection of target areas and then to select a specific site that met the project requirements for production, reservoir pressure, and risk. A final site was selected in Lee District at the southwestern margin of the Sand Ridge gas field based on the combination of a geologic trapping mechanism and reservoir pressures which were projected as 580 psi with a stress ratio of 0.53.

  4. Estratégias de luta das enfermeiras da Maternidade Leila Diniz para implantação de um modelo humanizado de assistência ao parto

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    Ricardo José Oliveira Mouta

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Es una investigación cualitativa con abordaje socio-histórico, cuyo objetivo fue identificar las estrategias de la lucha simbólica de las enfermeras de la Maternidad Leila Diniz para la aplicación de un modelo de atención al parto humanizado y analizar los efectos de esa lucha. Se usaron como fuentes primarias los documentos escritos y testimonios orales obtenidos por entrevistas semiestructuradas con los jefes de enfermería y las enfermeras. Las etapas del análisis son: ordenación, clasificación y triangulación de los datos. Se usaron los conceptos de campo, habitus, poder simbólico, y capital, según Pierre Bourdieu. Las estrategias encontradas son las siguientes: la búsqueda de especialización, la implantación del Proyecto de Asistencia al Parto por las Enfermeras Obstétricas, la divulgación de ese capital en el contexto científico, la participación de las enfermeras en el grupo de embarazadas. Se concluye que las estrategias de lucha desarrolladas por esos agentes contribuyen para que las enfermeras obstétricas conquisten una posición jerárquica para el desarrollo de las prácticas obstétricas según el modelo humanizado.

  5. Autonomous Histories of Muslim Women Cultural Poetics; A Critical Reading of the Personal/Academic Narratives of Leila Ahmed and Amina Wadud

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    Hadeer Abo El Nagah

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Louis Montrose's "Professing the Renaissance: the Poetics and Politics of Culture" renewed concern with the historical, social and political conditions of literary productions (1989. He suggested a platform through which autonomous aesthetics and academic issues to be understood as inextricably linked to other discourses. While autobiography is considered as a "writing back," I argue here that it is rather a strategic transitional act that connects the past with the present and remaps the future. Though a very personal opening, autobiography is seen as a documentation of public events from a personal perspective. Academic autobiographies like Arab American history professor Leila Ahmad's A Border Passage from Cairo to America; A Woman’s Journey (2012 and African American theology professor Amina Wadud’s Inside the Gender Jihad (2008 are two examples of the production of interwoven private and public histories. The personal opening in such narratives is an autonomous act that initiates cross-disciplinary dialogues that trigger empowerment and proposes future changes. In that sense, these autobiographies are far from being mere stories of the past. Conversely, they are tools of rereading one's contributions and thus repositioning the poetics and politics of culture as testimonial narratives. Employing post-colonial, Islamic feminism and new historicism, the aim of this study is to critically read the above academic/personal two autobiographies as examples of the private/ public negotiations of culture. It also aims to explore the dialogue between the literary, historical and social elements as they remap the future of women in Muslim societies and the diaspora.

  6. Agricultural irrigated land-use inventory for Jackson, Calhoun, and Gadsden Counties in Florida, and Houston County in Alabama, 2014

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    Marella, Richard L.; Dixon, Joann F.

    2015-09-18

    A detailed inventory of irrigated crop acreage is not available at the level of resolution needed to accurately estimate water use or to project future water demands in many Florida counties. This report provides a detailed digital map and summary of irrigated areas for 2014 within Jackson, Calhoun, and Gadsden Counties in Florida, and Houston County in Alabama. The irrigated areas were delineated using land-use data and orthoimagery that were then field verified between June and November 2014. Selected attribute data were collected for the irrigated areas, including crop type, primary water source, and type of irrigation system. Results of the 2014 study indicate that an estimated 31,608 acres were irrigated in Jackson County during 2014. This estimate includes 25,733 acres of field crops, 1,534 acres of ornamentals and grasses (including pasture), and 420 acres of orchards. Specific irrigated crops include cotton (11,759 acres), peanuts (9,909 acres), field corn (2,444 acres), and 3,235 acres of various vegetable (row) crops. The vegetable acreage includes 1,714 acres of which 857 acres were planted with both a spring and fall crop on the same field (double cropped). Overall, groundwater was used to irrigate 98.6 percent of the total irrigated acreage in Jackson County during 2014, whereas surface water and wastewater were used to irrigate the remaining 1.4 percent.

  7. Age and source of water in springs associated with the Jacksonville Thrust Fault Complex, Calhoun County, Alabama

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    Robinson, James L.

    2004-01-01

    Water from wells and springs accounts for more than 90 percent of the public water supply in Calhoun County, Alabama. Springs associated with the Jacksonville Thrust Fault Complex are used for public water supply for the cities of Anniston and Jacksonville. The largest ground-water supply is Coldwater Spring, the primary source of water for Anniston, Alabama. The average discharge of Coldwater Spring is about 32 million gallons per day, and the variability of discharge is about 75 percent. Water-quality samples were collected from 6 springs and 15 wells in Calhoun County from November 2001 to January 2003. The pH of the ground water typically was greater than 6.0, and specific conductance was less than 300 microsiemens per centimeter. The water chemistry was dominated by calcium, carbonate, and bicarbonate ions. The hydrogen and oxygen isotopic composition of the water samples indicates the occurrence of a low-temperature, water-rock weathering reaction known as silicate hydrolysis. The residence time of the ground water, or ground-water age, was estimated by using analysis of chlorofluorocarbon, sulfur hexafluoride, and regression modeling. Estimated ground-water ages ranged from less than 10 to approximately 40 years, with a median age of about 18 years. The Spearman rho test was used to identify statistically significant covariance among selected physical properties and constituents in the ground water. The alkalinity, specific conductance, and dissolved solids increased as age increased; these correlations reflect common changes in ground-water quality that occur with increasing residence time and support the accuracy of the age estimates. The concentration of sodium and chloride increased as age increased; the correlation of these constituents is interpreted to indicate natural sources for chloride and sodium. The concentration of silica increased as the concentration of potassium increased; this correlation, in addition to the isotopic data, is evidence that

  8. Technical evaluation of the electrical, instrumentation, and control design aspects of the override of containment purge valve isolation and other engineered safety feature signals for the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant

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    Hackett, D.B.

    1980-01-01

    This report documents the technical evaluation of the electrical, instrumentation, and control design aspects of the override of containment purge valve isolation and other engineered safety feature signals for the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant. The review criteria are based on IEEE Std-279-1971 requirements for the safety signals to all purge and ventilation isolation valves. This report is supplied as part of the Selected Electrical, Instrumentation, and Control Systems Issues Program being conducted for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

  9. Integration of fuzzy logic and image analysis for the detection of gullies in the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory using airborne LiDAR data

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    Noto, Leonardo V.; Bastola, Satish; Dialynas, Yannis G.; Arnone, Elisa; Bras, Rafael L.

    2017-04-01

    The entire Piedmont of the Southeastern United States, where the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory (CCZO) is located, experienced one of the most severe erosive events of the last two centuries. Forested areas were cleared to cultivate cotton, tobacco, and other crops during the nineteenth and early twentieth century and these land use changes, together with intense rainfalls, initiated deep gullying. An accurate mapping of these landforms is important since, despite some gully stabilization and reforestation efforts, gullies are still major contributors of sediment to streams. Mapping gullies in the CCZO area is hindered by the presence of dense canopy, which precludes the identification through aerial photogrammetry and other traditional remote sensing methods. Moreover, the wide spatial extent of the gullies makes the identification and characterization of entire gullies through field surveys a very large and expensive proposition. This work aims to develop a methodology to automatically detect and map gullies based on a set of algorithms and morphological characteristics retrieved by very high resolution (VHR) imagery. A one-meter resolution LiDAR Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is used to derive different morphometric indices, which are combined by using spatial analysis methods and fuzzy logic rules, building up a tool able to automatically identify gullies. This spatial model has been calibrated using, as reference, the perimeters of two relatively large gullies that have been measured during a recent field survey. The entire procedure aims to provide estimates of gully erosion patterns, which characterize the entire CCZO area, and to develop an objective method to measure characteristic features of gullies (i.e., depth and volume).

  10. SURVEY, CALHOUN COUNTY, FL, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — Survey data includes spatial datasets and data tables necessary to digitally represent data collected in the survey phase of the study. (Source: FEMA Guidelines and...

  11. ORTHOIMAGERY, CALHOUN COUNTY, GA, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — Digital orthographic imagery datasets contain georeferenced images of the Earth?s surface, collected by a sensor in which object displacement has been removed for...

  12. DCS Hydraulics Submission for Calhoun County, Michigan

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — Recent developments in digital terrain and geospatial database management technology make it possible to protect this investment for existing and future projects to...

  13. HYDRAULICS, CALHOUN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AND INCORPORATED AREAS

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — Recent developments in digital terrain and geospatial database management technology make it possible to protect this investment for existing and future projects to...

  14. BASEMAP Framework Submission for CALHOUN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AND INCORPORATED AREAS

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — FEMA Framework Basemap datasets comprise six of the seven FGDC themes of geospatial data that are used by most GIS applications (Note: the seventh framework theme,...

  15. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, CALHOUN COUNTY, FL, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  16. Palmse mõis / Johann Caspar Mohr, Aarne Kann, Leila Pärtelpoeg

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    Mohr, Johann Caspar (?-1788)

    1996-01-01

    Esimesed kirjalikud teated mõisa kohta pärinevad 1348. aastast. Omanik von Pahlen. (W. S. Stavenhageni terasegravüür 1866-1867. a.). lk. 74 (Oruveski, postkaart a. 1910), värv., lk. 75 (mõisahoone ja suur kaskaad, postkaardid a. 1910), värv., lk. 76 (mõisahoone pärast restaureerimist 1980-ndatel aastatel), värv., lk. 77 (härrastemaja tagakülg), värv., lk. 78 (park tiigi, paadisilla ja teemajaga), värv., lk. 79 (fragment 1753. a. plaanist ; vaade parki), värv., lk. 80-83 (restaureeritud siseruumid), värv., lk. 84 (park, paviljonid, 'Suur sild'), värv., lk. 85 (kasvuhoone), värv.

  17. 2007 Northwest Florida Water Manangement District (NWFWMD) Lidar: 5 Counties (Jackson, Calhoun, Washington, Liberty, Holmes)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — LIDAR-derived binary (.las) files containing points classified as bare-earth and canopy (first return) were produced for the 2007/2008 Northwest Florida Water...

  18. Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1. Semiannual report, July--December 1975

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    1976-01-01

    Net electrical power generated was 1,562,051.4 MWH(e) with the reactor on line 3,858.6 hrs. Information is presented concerning operations, power generation, shutdowns, corrective maintenance, primary coolant, chemistry, occupational radiation exposure, release of radioactive materials, and environmental monitoring

  19. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, CALHOUN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AND INCORPORATED AREAS

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  20. 78 FR 66385 - Omaha Public Power District Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1; Exemption

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    2013-11-05

    ... procedures, modifications, monitoring, just-in-time training for operators, and with closing the breakers... effective date of the exemption. The licensee is requesting this additional one-time exemption assist in its..., regulations, and orders of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) now or hereafter in effect. The...

  1. Missouri River bed elevations near Fort Calhoun Power Plant surveyed during 2011 flood on September, 15

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    Department of the Interior — A RESON SeaBat™ 7125 multibeam echosounder in conjunction with an Applanix Position Orientation Solution for Marine Vessels (POS MV™) WaveMaster system motion...

  2. 75 FR 6872 - Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Aransas, Calhoun, and Refugio Counties, TX

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    2010-02-12

    ..., enhancing, and restoring Refuge habitats and water management for the benefit of important fish and wildlife resources. Aransas NWRC was established ``as a refuge and breeding grounds for birds,'' by Executive Order... Resource Planner, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Service, NWRS, Division of Planning, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM...

  3. Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1. Annual operation report: January-December 1977 (including environmental report)

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    1978-02-01

    Net electrical energy generated in 1977 was 2,922,683.7 MWH with the generator on line 6,959.8 hours. Information is presented concerning operations, power generation, shutdowns, maintenance, changes, tests, experiments, occupational personnel radiation exposures, and primary coolant chemistry. Data on radioactive effluent releases, meteorology, environmental monitoring, and potential radiation doses to individuals for July 7, 1977 to December 31, 1977 are also included

  4. Missouri River bed elevations near Fort Calhoun Power Plant surveyed during 2011 flood on July, 25

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    Department of the Interior — A RESON SeaBat™ 7125 multibeam echosounder in conjunction with an Applanix Position Orientation Solution for Marine Vessels (POS MV™) WaveMaster system motion...

  5. Aerial Photography and Imagery, Ortho-Corrected - 2007 Digital Orthophotos - Calhoun County

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    NSGIC Education | GIS Inventory — This metadata record describes the digital orthophotos produced for FL-DOR in 2007. This 1:2400 scale orthophotography is comprised of natural color digital images...

  6. Historical Land Use Dynamics in the Highly Degraded Landscape of the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory

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    Michael R. Coughlan

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Processes of land degradation and regeneration display fine scale heterogeneity often intimately linked with land use. Yet, examinations of the relationships between land use and land degradation often lack the resolution necessary to understand how local institutions differentially modulate feedback between individual farmers and the spatially heterogeneous effects of land use on soils. In this paper, we examine an historical example of a transition from agriculture to forest dominated land use (c. 1933–1941 in a highly degraded landscape on the Piedmont of South Carolina. Our landscape-scale approach examines land use and tenure at the level that individuals enact management decisions. We used logistic regression techniques to examine associations between land use, land tenure, topography, and market cost-distance. Our findings suggest that farmer responses to changing market and policy conditions were influenced by topographic characteristics associated with productivity and long-term viability of agricultural land use. Further, although local environmental feedbacks help to explain spatial patterning of land use, property regime and land tenure arrangements also significantly constrained the ability of farmers to adapt to changing socioeconomic and environmental conditions.

  7. 78 FR 39019 - Omaha Public Power District, Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1

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    2013-06-28

    ... confirmatory action letter (ADAMS Accession No. ML13057A287). Additionally, the PRB noted that natural disasters, such as flooding, are undergoing NRC review as part of the lessons learned from the Fukushima Dai-ichi event in Japan. The NRC staff is evaluating the effect of multiple upstream dam failures as a part...

  8. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, CALHOUN COUNTY, TEXAS (AND INCORPORATED AREAS)

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  9. Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1. Semiannual operating report, January--June 1975

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    1975-01-01

    Net electrical power generated was 604,751.4 MHWH(e) with the reactor on line 2,049.9 hrs. Information is presented concerning power generation, shutdowns, corrective maintenance, chemistry and radiochemistry, occupational radiation exposure, release of radioactive materials, abnormal occurrences, and environmental monitoring. (FS)

  10. 76 FR 63671 - Omaha Public Power District, Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1; Exemption

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    2011-10-13

    ... significant effect on the quality of the human environment (January 3, 2011; 76 FR 187). This exemption is... Regulatory Commission. Michele G. Evans, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear...

  11. Research update for the treated wood reusing program at the Calhoun Research Station

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    Cheng Piao; Todd F. Shupe; Leslie Groom; W. Allen Nipper

    2009-01-01

    The reusability of decommissioned treated wood is primarily dependent on residual preservative retention and residual strength of the wood after service. Therefore, determining the residual preservative retention, bonding performance, and residual strength of spent treated wood can provide vital information to further recycling efforts. This report summarizes the...

  12. 2010 Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) Lidar: Mission 2010 (Portions of Liberty and Calhoun Counties)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — LIDAR-derived binary (.las) files containing points classified as: Unclassified (1), Ground (2) and Water (9) were produced for the 2010 Northwest Florida Water...

  13. 76 FR 5196 - Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Aransas, Calhoun, and Refugio Counties, TX; Final...

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    2011-01-28

    ... Refuge, online, and at the Regional Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two open house meetings were held... house meetings and a total of 73 comments were submitted in writing or phoned in to the Refuge/Regional... ecological integrity, promote restoration of coastal prairie habitats, control invasive plant species, and...

  14. Escaping the laboratory: the rodent experiment of John B Calhoun and their cultural influence

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    Edmund Ramsden; Jon Adams

    2008-01-01

    In John B. Calhoun’s early crowding experiments, rats were supplied with everything they needed – except space. The result was a population boom, followed by such severe psychological disruption that the animals died off to extinction. The take-home message was that crowding resulted in pathological behaviour – in rats and by extension in humans. For those pessimistic about Earth’s “carrying capacity,” the macabre spectacle of this “behavioural sink” was a compelling symbol of the problems aw...

  15. [Gender-specific predictors of institutionalisation in the elderly--results of the Leipzig longitudinal study of the aged (LEILA 75+)].

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    Luppa, Melanie; Gentzsch, Katrin; Angermeyer, Matthias C; Weyerer, Siegfried; König, Hans-Helmut; Riedel-Heller, Steffi G

    2011-05-01

    Especially given the different socialization and life conditions of men and women, it could not be assumed that factors leading to nursing home admission (NHA) can be equally applied to both genders. We aimed to determine gender-specific predictors of NHA. Data were derived from the Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged, a population-based study of individuals aged 75 years and older. 1,058 older adults were interviewed six times on average every 1.4 years. Sociodemographic, clinical, and psychometric variables were obtained. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to determine predictors of NHA. 10.3 % of men and 19.5 % of women (p age for men and women; cognitive impairment, poor self-rated health status, and less than two specialist's visits in the preceding 12 months for women, and being unmarried, moderate educational status, and hospitalization in the preceding 12 months were predictors of NHA for men. Gender differences in prediction of NHA do actually exist. The inclusion of gender-specific factors in design and application of interventions to support individuals at home and delay or prevent NHA appears to be warranted. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  16. 76 FR 68830 - Mississippi & Skuna Valley Railroad, LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Yalobusha and Calhoun Counties, MS

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    2011-11-07

    ... above relief from the burden of deficit operations by its subsidiary railroad. See Honey Creek R.R.-Aban... be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition... Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238 or refer to the full...

  17. Estimation of soil respiration rates and soil gas isotopic composition for the different land use of Ultisols from Calhoun CZO.

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    Cherkinsky, A.; Brecheisen, Z.; Richter, D. D., Jr.; Sheng, H.

    2017-12-01

    CO2 flux from soil is significant in most ecosystems and can account for more than 2/3 of total ecosystem respiration. In many cases CO2 fluxes from soil are estimated using eddy covariance techniques or the classical chamber method with measures of bulk concentrations and isotope composition of CO2. Whereas most of these studies estimate flux from the soil surface, we analyzed its concentration and isotope composition directly in soil profiles down to 8.5m depth. This experiment was conducted in Sumter National Forest in summer of 2016. The samples were collected from 3 different land use history sites: a) reference hardwood stands, mainly of oak and hickory that are taken to be never cultivated; b) cultivated plots, which were also used growing cotton prior to the 1950's but for the last 50 years for growing corn, wheat, legume, sorghum, and sunflowers; c) pine stands, which had been used for growing cotton from beginning of the 19th century and then was abandoned in 1920s and planted with loblolly pine. We have analyzed 3 replicates of each land use. There were measured in the field CO2 and O2 concentration and collected gas samples were analyzed for Δ14C, δ13C and δ18O. CO2 concentration in all types of land use has a maximum about 3m depth, approximately the same depth as the minimum of O2 concentration. Isotope analyses revealed that carbon isotopic composition tend to become lighter with the depth for all three types of land use: in cultivated site it changes from -18%o at 0.5m to -21%o at 5m; in pine site from -22%o to -25%o and in hardwood from-21.5 -24.5%o correspondently, the O2 isotopic composition does not change significantly. Based on analysis of Δ14C the turnover rate of CO2 is getting slower as depth increases. At the first 50 cm the exchange rate is the fastest on cultivated site, likely due to annual tilling, and concentration of 14C is actually equal to atmospheric. However, the turnover rate of Δ14C in soil CO2 slows down significantly as depth increases and reaches 140%o at 5m, which corresponds to a turnover rate of about 30 years. The forest sites have the same trend in the Δ14C changes; however the exchange rates are faster. For the hardwood site the turnover rate changes from about 5-10 years in the top 0.5m to about 15 years at 5m. The pine site has a slightly slower turnover rate than hardwood site but faster than cultivated site.

  18. 78 FR 35604 - Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 155-Calhoun/Victoria Counties, Texas; Notification of Proposed...

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    2013-06-13

    ... transmission or receiving data; images; speakers; DVDs/CDs; smart cards (personality modules); transceivers...; seats for excavators; and, electric lamps, lighting equipment and parts (duty rates range from free to 6.5%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ...

  19. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    , characterization and cross-amplification of microsatellite markers for Chrysolaena obovata, an important Asteraceae from Brazilian Cerrado. LEILA MILENA DIAZ CAMACHO CAIO ALEXANDRE DE FREITAS SCHATZER ALESSANDRO ...

  20. 76 FR 40815 - Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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    2011-07-12

    ...). October 29, 2010; Mayor, City of Oxford, The Anniston Star. P.O. Box 3383, Oxford, AL 36203. Calhoun (FEMA... 1165). of Calhoun County October 29, 2010; Commissioner, Calhoun (10-04-2692P). The Anniston Star... Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680. Bryan (FEMA Docket No.: B- City of Richmond Hill November 3, 2010; The...

  1. Raamat "Tööraamat" = "A life's work" book

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    2012-01-01

    Eesti Sisearhitektide Liidu 2011. aasta publitsistika preemia: Pärtelpoeg, Leila. Tööraamat / koostaja Krista Roosi ; kujundaja Maarja Roosi. [Tartu] : Eesti Sisearhitektide Liit, [2011]. Loetletud Leila Pärtelpoja, Krista Roosi ja Maarja Roosi tehtud töid

  2. Moodsad ajad vanas majas : Raekoja 1975. aasta sisekujundus = Modern Times at an Old Building : 1975 Interior Design of Tallinn Town Hall / Kai Lobjakas

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    Lobjakas, Kai, 1975-

    2004-01-01

    1973. a. Tallinna Raekojale uue sisekujunduslahenduse saamiseks korraldatud kutsutud konkursi võitis töö Annunciation, mille põhiautoriks oli Leila Pärtelpoeg, kaasautoriteks Aate-Heli Õun, Anu Raud, Ilme-Anu Neemre. Tööd jätkas Leila Pärtelpoeg koos Udo Umbergiga. Rippvaipade galerii autor Valve Ilveste

  3. Chanette Paul-Hughes oor lig en donker | Marx | Tydskrif vir ...

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    Chanette Paul-Hughes se roman Leila word lig (Human & Rousseau), 'n uitvloeisel van haar meestersgraad in Skeppende Skryfwerk onder leiding van Etienne van Heerden aan die Universiteit van Kaapstad, sien die lig in 2005. As Chanette Paul is sy reeds bekend vir haar liefdesverhale, maar met Leila word lig vestig sy ...

  4. Short-Communication: Revisiting conclusions of the report titled, "The impact of psychological factors on self-reported sleep disturbance among people living in the vicinity of wind turbines," by Leila Jalali, Mohammad-Reza Nezhad-Ahmadi, Mahmood Gohari, Philip Bigelow, & Stephen McColl, published in environmental research, volume 148, July 2016, 401-410.

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    Palmer, William K G

    2017-05-01

    The research report concluded, "It appears that self-reported sleep reported of participants may be associated to the indirect effects of visual and attitudinal cue and concern about property devaluation rather than distance to the nearest WT's or noise as itself." Careful reading of the report shows that the conclusions presented are not supported by the data provided in the report. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. 24 CFR 3280.504 - Condensation control and installation of vapor retarders.

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    2010-04-01

    ..., Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Camp, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee..., Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb...

  6. 77 FR 13352 - Exxonmobil Chemical Company Films Business Division Including on-Site Leased Workers From...

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    2012-03-06

    ..., Take Care Corporation, Conestoga Rovers and Associates, Phillips Engineering, Rockwell Engineering, Excel Logistics, and American Food and Vending, Calhoun Spotting Service, and Job World working on-site...

  7. 12038_2013_9321_Article_esm 1..2

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    A simple and reliable methodology to detect egg white in art samples. MICHELA GAMBINO, FRANCESCA CAPPITELLI, CRISTINA CATTÒ, ARISTODEMO CARPEN,. PAMELA PRINCIPI, LISA GHEZZI, ILARIA BONADUCE, EUGENIO GALANO, PIETRO PUCCI,. LEILA BIROLO, FEDERICA VILLA and FABIO FORLANI. 1.

  8. Phenotypic and molecular genetic analysis of Pyruvate Kinase ...

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    Phenotypic and molecular genetic analysis of Pyruvate Kinase deficiency in a Tunisian family. Jaouani Mouna, Hamdi Nadia, Chaouch Leila, Kalai Miniar, Mellouli Fethi, Darragi Imen, Boudriga Imen, Chaouachi Dorra, Bejaoui Mohamed, Abbes Salem ...

  9. Dvorjanskoje gnezdo : glava iz knigi 'ESTICA : kultura i istorija' / Jüri Kuuskemaa

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    Kuuskemaa, Jüri, 1942-

    1998-01-01

    Rägavere mõisa härrastemajast, arvatav arhitekt Johann Schulz. Selle taastamisest kultuurikeskuse tarvis. Sisekujundaja Leila Pärtelpoeg, skulptor Cornelius Tamm. Maali- ja mööblikollektsioonist

  10. Growth and characterization of an organic single crystal: 2-[2-(4-Diethylamino-phenyl)-vinyl]-1-methyl-pyridinium iodide

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    Senthil, K.; Kalainathan, S.; Ruban Kumar, A.

    Optically transparent crystal of the organic salt DEASI (2-[2-(4-Diethylamino-phenyl)-vinyl]-1-methyl-pyridinium iodide) has been synthesized by using knoevenagel condensation reaction method. The synthesized material has been purified by successfully recrystallization process. Single crystals of DEASI have been grown by slow evaporation technique at room temperature. The solubility of the title material has been determined at different temperature in acetonitrile/methanol mixture. The cell parameters and crystallinity of the title crystal were determined by single crystal XRD. The powder diffraction was carried out to study the reflection plane of the grown crystal and diffraction peaks were indexed. The presence of different functional groups in the crystal was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analysis. 1H NMR spectrum was recorded to confirm the presence of hydrogen nuclei in the synthesized material. The optical property of the title crystal was studied by UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopic analysis. The melting point and thermal property of DEASI were studied using TGA/DSC technique. The Vicker’s hardness (Hv) was carried out to know the category. The dielectric constant and dielectric loss of the compound decreases with an increase in frequencies. Chemical etching studies showed that the DEASI grows in the two dimensional growth mechanisms. The Kurtz-Perry powder second harmonic generation (SHG) test has done for title crystal.

  11. Growth and characterization of an organic single crystal: 2-[2-(4-diethylamino-phenyl)-vinyl]-1-methyl-pyridinium iodide.

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    Senthil, K; Kalainathan, S; Ruban Kumar, A

    2014-05-05

    Optically transparent crystal of the organic salt DEASI (2-[2-(4-Diethylamino-phenyl)-vinyl]-1-methyl-pyridinium iodide) has been synthesized by using knoevenagel condensation reaction method. The synthesized material has been purified by successfully recrystallization process. Single crystals of DEASI have been grown by slow evaporation technique at room temperature. The solubility of the title material has been determined at different temperature in acetonitrile/methanol mixture. The cell parameters and crystallinity of the title crystal were determined by single crystal XRD. The powder diffraction was carried out to study the reflection plane of the grown crystal and diffraction peaks were indexed. The presence of different functional groups in the crystal was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analysis. (1)H NMR spectrum was recorded to confirm the presence of hydrogen nuclei in the synthesized material. The optical property of the title crystal was studied by UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopic analysis. The melting point and thermal property of DEASI were studied using TGA/DSC technique. The Vicker's hardness (Hv) was carried out to know the category. The dielectric constant and dielectric loss of the compound decreases with an increase in frequencies. Chemical etching studies showed that the DEASI grows in the two dimensional growth mechanisms. The Kurtz-Perry powder second harmonic generation (SHG) test has done for title crystal. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Out of Time: The Limits of Secular Critique

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    Holly Randell-Moon

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available A review of Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Saba Mahmood, Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech and Michael Warner, Jonathan Vanantwerpen, and Craig Calhoun (eds, Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age.

  13. 78 FR 28634 - Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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    2013-05-15

    ... Accounting and Royalties. 82,579 Resolute Forest Products U.S., Calhoun, TN......... March 19, 2012. Inc., Formerly Abitibibowater, Inc., Advantage Staffing. 82,616 Methode Electronics, Inc., MST/AEC Carthage, IL...

  14. [The power of religion in the public sphere] / Alar Kilp

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    Kilp, Alar, 1969-

    2012-01-01

    Arvustus: Buthler, Judith, Habermas, Jürgen, Taylor, Charles, West, Cornel. The power of religion in the public sphere. (Eduardo Mendieta, Jonathan VanAntwerpen (eds.) Afterword by Craig Calhoun.) New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2011

  15. 2012 South Carolina DNR Lidar: Abbeville County

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Towill Inc. collected LiDAR for over 3,300 square miles in Calhoun, Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, McCormick, and Abbeville counties in South Carolina. This metadata...

  16. Out of time : the limits of secular critique

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    Randell-Moon, Holly

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A review of Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Saba Mahmood, 'Is critique secular? Blasphemy, injury, and free speech' and Michael Warner, Jonathan Vanantwerpen, and Craig Calhoun (eds, 'Varieties of secularism in a secular age'.

  17. Aerial Photography and Imagery, Ortho-Corrected - 2013 Digital Orthophotos - Gulf County

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    NSGIC Education | GIS Inventory — This metadata describes the digital ortho imagery covering Calhoun and Gulf Counties, FL. This 1"=200' scale imagery is comprised of natural color orthoimagery with...

  18. Evaluating the Factor Structure of the Persian Version of Posttraumatic Growth Inventory in Cancer Patients

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    Mehdi Heidarzadeh, Ph.D., RN

    2017-09-01

    Conclusions: This study revealed that P-PTGI has an acceptable validity and reliability for posttraumatic growth assessment in Iranian cancer patients and its factor structure is similar to that of the original form developed by Tedeschi and Calhoun.

  19. Susceptibility of Oriental fruit moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) larvae to selected reduced-risk insecticides.

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    Jones, Moneen M; Robertson, Jacqueline L; Weinzierl, Richard A

    2010-10-01

    To determine their baseline susceptibility to chlorantraniliprole, spinetoram, spinosad, and acetamiprid, oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), neonates were placed on diet cubes containing a range of concentrations of each insecticide. Mortality was assessed after 96 h. Two populations-a long-term laboratory colony from Rutgers University and a colony established in 2007 from a southwestern Illinois (Calhoun County) field population-were tested. We used probit and logit analyses to compare the responses of Calhoun colony neonates from parents reared on 'Gala' apples (Malus spp.) with those of Calhoun colony neonates from parents reared on lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus L., diet. We also compared the responses of Calhoun colony neonates with those of Rutgers colony neonates (all from parents reared on apples). LC50s (ppm in diet) for Calhoun colony progeny of adults reared on apples were 0.08, 0.06, 0.41, and 0.30, respectively, for chlorantraniliprole, spinetoram, acetamiprid, and spinosad. Parental food source (apples versus lima bean diet) did not consistently influence the concentration-mortality relationships for neonates. Based on LC50s and toxicity ratio tests, Calhoun colony neonates were slightly but significantly less susceptible to spinetoram and acetamiprid than were Rutgers colony neonates. Similarly, LC90s and toxicity ratio tests indicated that Calhoun colony neonates were slightly but significantly less susceptible to chlorantraniliprole as well. However, toxicity ratios (Calhoun/Rutgers) were low in all instances, and the highest ratio was 1.73 at LC90 for chlorantraniliprole. Overall, the two colonies responded similarly to these insecticides. Results reported here provide baseline data for future monitoring of resistance development.

  20. Final-year student nurses??? perceptions of role transition

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    Doody, Owen; Tuohy, Dympna; Deasy, Christine

    2012-01-01

    peer-reviewed Role transition can be both challenging and exciting. This study presents the findings of phase one of a two-part study conducted by Deasy et al (2011), which explored final-year student nurses??? (n=116) perceptions and expectations of role transition. The students were registered on four-year BSc nursing programmes at an Irish university. Data was analyzed using SPSS (version 16). A response rate of 84% was achieved. Over half of respondents said they were adequately ...

  1. Economic impact of surgery cancellation in a general hospital, Iran

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    hospital, Iran. Namaitijiang Maimaiti14, Azam Rahimi15, Leila Afzal Aghaie2. Abstract. Background: Cancellation of surgical procedures creates a financial burden to health providers and patients. It also ... 14 Department of Health Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey,.

  2. Fulltext PDF

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    Determination of 68Ga production parameters by different reactions us- ing ALICE and TALYS codes. Mahdi Sadeghi,. Tayeb Kakavand, Leila Mokhtari and Zohreh Gholamzadeh. 335–341. Equilibrium and pre-equilibrium emissions in proton-induced reactions on 203,205Tl. A Kaplan, A Aydin, E Tel and B Sarer. 343–353.

  3. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. Zohreh Gholamzadeh. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 72 Issue 2 February 2009 pp 335-341 Research Articles. Determination ofGa production parameters by different reactions using ALICE and TALYS codes · Mahdi Sadeghi Tayeb Kakavand Leila ...

  4. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Fatemeh Baghbani1 Fathollah Moztarzadeh1 Leila Hajibaki2 Masoud Mozafari3. Biomaterials Group, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering (Centre of Excellence), Amirkabir University of Technology, P.O. Box 15875-4413, Tehran, Iran; Department of Biotechnology and Cellular and Molecular Research Centre, Faculty of ...

  5. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy: is there any correlation between the stage ...

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    Rania Hammami

    2017-02-28

    Feb 28, 2017 ... To cite this article: Rania Hammami, Mouna Boudabbous, Jihen Jdidi, Fatma Trabelsi, Fakher. Mroua, Rahma Kallel, Ali Amouri, Dorra Abid, Nabil Tahri, Leila Abid & Samir Kammoun. (2017) Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy: is there any correlation between the stage of cardiac impairment and the severity of liver ...

  6. Effect of reinforcement volume fraction on the density & elastic ...

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    Effect of reinforcement volume fraction on the density & elastic parameters of BMG's matrix composites. Wahiba Metiri 1, Fatiha Hadjoub1, 2 and Leila Touati Tliba 1. 1 Laboratoire des Semi-Conducteurs, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences, Université Badji-. Mokhtar, BP 12, Annaba -23000, Algeria.

  7. Growth regulators, DNA content and anatomy in vitro -cultivated ...

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    Growth regulators, DNA content and anatomy in vitro-cultivated Curcuma longa seedlings. Dirlane Antoniazzi, Meire Pereira de Souza Ferrari, Andressa Bezerra Nascimento, Flávia Aparecida Silveira, Leila Aparecida Salles Pio, Moacir Pasqual, Hélida Mara Magalhães ...

  8. Kulka aastapreemiate žürii hinnang = Comments from the panel of judges / Laila Põdra, Eva Hirvesoo, Tiit Sild, Epp Lankots ; intervjueerinud Margit Mutso

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    2011-01-01

    Arhitektuuriaastast 2010. Eesti Kultuurkapitali aastapreemia - Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Kristiina Arusoo, Margit Argus, Pelle-Sten Viiburg (Sõmeru keskusehoone, maanteemuuseumi välialad). Arhitektuuri sihtkapitali arhitektuuripreemia - Hannes Koppel (Kuressaare rannahoone), Raul Vaiksoo (eramu), restaureerimispreemia - Jaan Jõgi (Laupa mõis), sisearhitektuuri preemia - Leila Pärtelpoeg (Röa mõis), tegevuspreemia - Karin Hallas-Murula, Eesti Arhitektuurikeskus

  9. Administering ketoconazole (25mg/Kg) For 14 Days in male wistar ...

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    Technol., Synthese 27: 82 - 88 (2013). K. Guedri et al. Administering ketoconazole (25mg/Kg) For 14 Days in male wistar rat provokes testicular damage accompanied by changes in testosterone levels and immune function. Kamilia Guedri, Hacene Frih, Aziez Chettoum, Asma Latreche, Leila Sahraoui, Nadia Boukhris &.

  10. 76 FR 2066 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Indiana; Removal of Vehicle Inspection and...

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    2011-01-12

    ... classification was vacated by a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. See South... Quality Planning and Standards, and Leila H. Cook, Group Leader, State Measures and Conformity Group... Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country...

  11. Meremaa võluriga päeva kallastele / Helle Leppik

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    Leppik, Helle

    1999-01-01

    29. apr. esietendub Ugalas "Meremaa võlur. Päeva kaldad", lavalugu Ursula K. Le Guini Meremaa-lugude alusel, lavastaja Andres Noormets, kunstnikud Silver Vahtre ja Airi Eras, peaosades Margus Vaher, Martin Algus, Aarne Soro, Leila Säälik, Gert Raudsepp, Silvia Sarrap

  12. Mõisamuinasjutt / Helena Piip

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    Piip, Helena

    2004-01-01

    Jõuluaja veetmise võimalustest Palmse mõisas. Mõisarahvas kannab Mare Raidma kavandite järgi valmistatud 19. sajandi rõivaid. Keldri veini-, jahisaali jm. ruumide sisustuse on kavandanud Kalju Kivi, "Isabella" kohviku on kujundanud Leila Pärtelpoeg. Sepikojas (sepp Kaupo Kangur) saab õnne valada ja rauda taguda

  13. Métastases pleuropulmonaires révélant un mélanome malin de la ...

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    Métastases pleuropulmonaires révélant un mélanome malin de la conjonctive chez un sujet jeune. Hanane El Ouazzani, Hicham Janah, Sabah Alami El Machichi, Leila Achachi, Mohamed Taoufiq El Fassy Fihry, Mohamed El Ftouh ...

  14. Case report

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    15 mars 2016 ... Hanane El Ouazzani1, Hicham Janah1,&, Sabah Alami El Machichi1, Leila Achachi1, Mohamed Taoufiq El Fassy Fihry1, Mohamed El. Ftouh1. 1Service de pneumologie, Hôpital Ibn Sina, Faculté de médecine et de pharmacie Rabat, Maroc. &Corresponding author: Hicham Janah, Service de Pneumologie ...

  15. Data interchange standards in healthcare: semantic interoperability in preoperative assessment

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    Ahmadian, L.

    2011-01-01

    Om risico’s van een operatie in te schatten wordt vooraf een assessment gedaan, maar een standaard ontbreekt. Leila Ahmadian ontwikkelde op basis van expertconsensus en literatuur een gestandaardiseerde kerndataset. Het gebruik van gestandaardiseerde data moet miscommunicatie verminderen en dubbele

  16. Titulaires de la bourse de recherche du CRDI en 2018 | CRDI ...

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    ATIIM, George,Developing the evidence-base on (un)healthy diets and food environment to prevent noncommunicable disease (DEFINE) in Ghana, West Africa Alimentation, environnement et santé BAMBA, Leila,Is 'Peace Tech' a viable tool for conflict prevention? Assessing the impact of ICTs and Big Data during electoral ...

  17. Sokivabrik Suva põrutab soomlaste etnomustritega Soomet vallutama / Rein Sikk

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    Sikk, Rein, 1961-

    2009-01-01

    AS Suva sokkide müügiedust, tootearendusest. Vabriku disainer on Leila Tamm. Suurt tähelepanu pälvinud rahvusmustritega etnosari sündis koostöös Eesti Kunstiakadeemia tekstiilieriala üliõpilastega. Kalevala sarja sokkidega minnakse Soome turule

  18. The life of Rabia al-Adawiyya: reflections on feminism and fundamentalism

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    Vintges, K.; Dubel, I.; Vintges, K.

    2007-01-01

    The life of Rabia al-Adawiyya is the subject of many legends and stories. Rabia was an eighth century mystic who is generally known as one of the founders of Sufism. Her life is still a source of inspiration for many Muslim women. Muslim feminists like Leila Ahmed make references to her, but so do

  19. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 15, No 32 (2016)

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    Growth regulators, DNA content and anatomy in vitro-cultivated Curcuma longa seedlings · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Dirlane Antoniazzi, Meire Pereira de Souza Ferrari, Andressa Bezerra Nascimento, Flávia Aparecida Silveira, Leila Aparecida ...

  20. Browse Author Index

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    Aziz, Siham El · Azizi, Mounia · Azonbakin, Simon · Azondekon, Alain · Azonobi, IR · Azouma, Alfazazi · Azouz, M · Azouz, Mohamed · Azriouil, Ouahb · Azza, Sridi · Azzabi, Samira · Azzaoui, Sihame · Azzouz, M · Azzouz, MM · Azzouz, Mohamed Msaddak · Azzouzi, A · Azzouzi, Abderrahim · Azzouzi, Leila · Azzouzi, Soufia ...

  1. Stenbocki maja rekonstrueerimine : Eesti Vabariigi Valitsuse ja Riigikantselei hoone / Peeter Tambu

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    Tambu, Peeter

    2000-01-01

    Arhitektuurne projekt: Kalle Rõõmus AB. Arhitekt Ülle Orav. Sisekujundus: Vaikla Stuudio, sisekujundajad Ain Koit, Raja Gonestov, Angeelika Pärna, Peeter Tambu, Argo Vaikla, Katrin Vaikla. Konstruktiivne osa: ESP. Arhitektuuriajaloolised eritingimused Rasmus Kangropool, eksperdid Mart Kalm, Leila Pärtelpoeg. Hoone ajaloost. Arhitektuurne ja sisekujundusprojekt, ehitus 1996-2000, sisustusprojekt 2000. 8 ill

  2. Allelic prevalence of intron 3 insertion/deletion genetic ...

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    Leila Fallahzadeh-Abarghooei

    2015-03-18

    Mar 18, 2015 ... genetic polymorphism of DNA double-strand break repair gene XRCC4 in four healthy Iranian populations. Leila Fallahzadeh-Abarghooei, Tahereh Zahedi, Farkhonde Mirabedi,. Mostafa Saadat *. Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. Received 12 January 2015; ...

  3. Browse Title Index

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    Items 1 - 50 of 3061 ... ... Ali El Ayoubi, Sophia Nitassi, Abdelilah Oujilal, Mohammed Anas Benbouzid, Leila Essakalli, Hanane Elouazzani, Ismail Abderrahmane Rhorfi, Ahmed Abid. Vol 13, No 1 (2012), A case report of a huge congenital granular cell epulis operated under local anesthesia, Abstract PDF. K Khattala, M Rami, ...

  4. Images in medicine

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    30 déc. 2015 ... Gastrinome duodénal sporadique. Hicham Sator1,&, Leila Sbihi1. 1Hôpital Avicenne, Service de Radiologie Centrale, CHU Ibn Sina, Rabat, Maroc. &Corresponding author: Hicham Sator, Hôpital Avicenne, Service de Radiologie Centrale, CHU Ibn Sina ,Rabat, Maroc. Key words: Duodénum, gastrinome, ...

  5. 14 Marx 03.pmd

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    Tienie01

    12 Jun 2006 ... E-pos: hannelie.marx@up.ac.za. Chanette Paul-Hughes oor lig en donker. Chanette Paul-Hughes se roman Leila word lig (Human & Rousseau), 'n uitvloeisel van haar meestersgraad in Skeppende Skryfwerk onder leiding van Etienne van Heerden aan die Universiteit van Kaapstad, sien die lig in 2005.

  6. Symbolism in European Integration

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    Manners, Ian

    2011-01-01

    Ernst Haas observed over fifty years ago that ‘United Europe' is a resilient, adaptable, unifying, and yet unspecified symbol'. It is precisely this adaptability and ambiguity that has ensures the continuing importance of European studies as a means of understanding ‘the remarkable social...... of social transformation involved' (Calhoun 2003: 18). This article will consider the role of symbolism in European integration as part of answering Craig Calhoun's call for a means of transcending specific regimes of analysis in order to advance European studies....

  7. Stiffness and the automatic selection of ODE codes

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    Shampine, L.F.

    1984-01-01

    The author describes the basic ideas behind the most popular methods for the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations (ODEs). He takes up the qualitative behavior of solutions of ODEs and its relation ot the propagation of numerical error. Codes for ODEs are intended either for stiff problems or for non-stiff problems. The difference is explained. Users of codes do not have the information needed to recognize stiffness. A code, DEASY, which automatically recognizes stiffness and selects a suitable method is described

  8. The Air Land Sea Bulletin. Issue No. 2008-2, May 2008

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    2008-05-01

    keeping us all on track. Colonel Steve “ Judy ” Garland will fleet up as the ALSA Director in June and he will add greatly to the reputation of the...8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 Staff Director COL Thomas Murphy, USA Deputy Director Col Steven Garland , USAF...Steven Garland , USAF NCOIC Support Staff TSgt Christal Jefferson, USAF Cheryl Parris, Admin Support Asst Leila Joyce

  9. Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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    Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of bioactivity and antibacterial activity of quinary glass system (SiO2–CaO–P2O5–MgO–ZnO): In vitro study · Fatemeh Baghbani Fathollah Moztarzadeh Leila Hajibaki Masoud Mozafari · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Bioactive glasses in the systems SiO2–CaO–P2O5–MgO ...

  10. Palmse supelmaja taas kasutusel / Anneliis Aunapuu

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    Aunapuu, Anneliis

    1998-01-01

    Lahemaa Rahvuspark rentis poolelioleva supelmaja perekond Ong'ile, kes ehituse lõpetas, hoone sisustas ja avas kohvik-restorani 'Freifrau Isabella'. Sisekujundus autor Leila Pärtelpoeg nimetab sisekujundust palladiaanlikuks. Tänu AEL ja Tartu Kunstikooliga sõlmitud lepingule sai supelmaja kõrgetasemelise maalritöö. Maalingud eesruumis ئ Eve Erman. Sepisvalgustid ئ Ülo Sepp. Pika-laua-saalis oleva von Pahlenite vapi valmistas Andres Sapar. Inkrusteeritud puhvetkapi taastas Urmas Ong.

  11. 1H-Magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of stimulant medication effect on brain metabolites in French Canadian children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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    Benamor, Leila

    2014-01-01

    Leila BenAmor1,21Department of Psychiatry Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 2Department of Psychiatry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaBackground: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder in school aged children. Functional abnormalities have been reported in brain imaging studies in ADHD populations. Psychostimulants are considered as the first line treatment for ADHD. However, little is known of the effect of st...

  12. Case report

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    abp

    6 janv. 2013 ... Adénocarcinome de l'ouraque: une cause rare d'hématurie. Issam En-nafaa1, Rachida Latib1, Taoufik Africha1, Ilham Chami1, Najib Boujida1, Leila Jroundi1. 1Service de radiologie, INO. CHU Rabat-Salé, Maroc. &Corresponding author: Issam En-nafaa, Ilot 6 Imm Aguelmane App 4 résidence assabah, ...

  13. Adénocarcinome de l'ouraque: une cause rare d'hématurie | En ...

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    Adénocarcinome de l'ouraque: une cause rare d'hématurie. Issam En-nafaa, Rachida Latib, Taoufik Africha, Ilham Chami, Najib Boujida, Leila Jroundi. Abstract. Les cancers de l'ouraque sont rares et de pronostic sombre. Les auteurs rapportent un cas d'adénocarcinome de l'ouraque révélé par une hématurie et exploré ...

  14. Cephalopod-INspired Adaptive Photonic SystEms (CINAPSE)

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    2013-09-13

    Andrew Magyar , Evelyn Hu Patents Awarded Awards David Awschalom: David Turnbull Award, Materials Research Society (2010), election to National Academy of...Equivalent: 4Total Number: Names of Post Doctorates PERCENT_SUPPORTEDNAME Igor Aharonovich, Harvard 0.00 Andrew Magyar , Harvard 1.00 Lee Bassett, UCSB...contracting officer? (5e) N Foreign Countries of application (5g-2): 5 Leila Deravi, Kevin Kit Parker, Andrew Magyar , Evelyn Hu Harvard University 29 Oxford

  15. Une temporalité de Tanger: histoire, mémoire et le temps postcolonial dans l'archive audiovisuelle

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    Pisters, P.; Kaddouri, A.; van der Poel, I.

    2009-01-01

    Port et ville périphérique par excellence à la frontière de l’Europe et l’Afrique, Tanger est aujourd’hui plutôt connue pour ses immigrés clandestins, voulant traverser ce bras de mer qui les sépare de l’Europe. Le documentaire Tanger, le rêve des brûleurs (Leila Kilani, 2002) présente ce rêve

  16. High Resolution Melting Analysis for fast and cheap polymorphism screening of marine populations

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    sprotocols

    2015-01-01

    Authors: Anne-Leila Meistertzheim, Isabelle Calves, Sébastien Artigaud, Carolyn S. Friedman, Christine Paillard, Jean Laroche & Claude Ferec ### Abstract This protocol permits the mutation scanning of PCR products by high-resolution DNA melting analysis requiring the inclusion of a saturating intercalating dye in the PCR mix without labelled probe. During a scanning process, fluorescent melting curves of PCR amplicons are analyzed. Mutations modifying melting curve shapes, are allowed...

  17. Kultuurkapitali arhitektuuri sihtkapitali aastapreemiad 1997

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    1998-01-01

    Jüri Okas ja Marika Lõoke - Forekspanga hoone Tallinnas (parim arhitektuurne objekt). Leila Pärtelpoeg, Mart Kalm, Ülar Saar, Mari ja Kaarel Kurismaa - Riigikogu istungitesaali interjööri taastamine (parim sisekujundus). Inga Raukas - kujundus rahvusvahelisele ehtekunsti näitusele "Millenium" Rotermanni soolalaos (arhitektuurialase tegevuse preemia). Vt. ka Maja, 1998, nr. 2, lk. 52 ئ Karin Hallas ئ Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseumi ülesehitamine (Kultuurkapitali 1997. a. nn. suur preemia)

  18. A propósito de la soberanía sobre el islote de Perejil

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    Saura Estapà, Jaume

    2002-01-01

    La ocupación por Marruecos (11 de julio de 2002) y reconquista por España (17 de julio de 2002) del islote de Perejil o Leila plantea diversas cuestiones de interés desde la óptica del Derecho Internacional Público. En esta breve nota haremos referencia únicamente a la cuestión central objeto de disputa entre los dos países: la soberanía territorial sobre Perejil.

  19. Production of High Specific Activity Radioisotopes via the Szilard-Chalmers Method, Using the UC-Irvine TRIGA® Reactor

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    Safavi-Tehrani, Leila

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT OF THE DISSERTATIONProduction of High Specific Activity Radioisotopes via the Szilard-Chalmers Method, Using the UC-Irvine TRIGA® ReactorByLeila Safavi-TehraniDoctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringUniversity of California, Irvine, 2016Professor Mikael Nilsson, Chair Radioactive isotopes have become an important imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic tool in the medical field. For example, the neutron rich samarium isotope of 153Sm has been proven to have desirable ...

  20. Aasta parimad interjöörid muutsid vana trendikaks / Piret Tali

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    Tali, Piret, 1972-

    2001-01-01

    Eesti Sisearhitektide Liidu aastapreemiad: eramu sisekujunduse preemia - Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla ja Urmas Vaikla, meelelahutusliku interjööri preemia - kohvik "Pegasus" (Gert Sarv, Margus Tammik, Tarvo H. Varres osaühisusest Front Arhitektid), ajaloolise interjööri preemia - Tallinna Reaalkooli renoveerimisprojekt Tiina Lõhmuse juhtimisel, unikaaleseme preemia - Leila Pärtelpoja kujundatud riigikogu esimehe puhkeruumi mööbel Toompeal. Nimetatud žürii koosseis

  1. Catalogue 2.0 the future of the library catalogue

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    Chambers, Sally

    2014-01-01

    Brings together some of the foremost international cataloguing practitioners and thought leaders, including Lorcan Dempsey, Emmanuelle Bermès, Marshall Breeding and Karen Calhoun, to provide an overview of the current state of the art of the library catalogue and look ahead to see what the library catalogue might become.

  2. Liang et al., Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. (2016) 13(5):33-37 ...

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    interpersonal relationships, new possibilities, increased personal strength, spiritual changes and greater appreciation of life (Calhoun. & Tedeschi, 2004). A positive relationship has ..... after Cognitive processing therapy: Associations with PTSD and depression symptoms. Behav Res Ther, 66: 49-55. 5. Janoff- Bulman, R.

  3. 77 FR 1926 - Combined Notice of Filings #1

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    2012-01-12

    ... Energy LLC, Columbia Energy LLC, Decatur Energy Center, LLC, Mobile Energy LLC, Morgan Energy Center, LLC.... Applicants: Bluegrass Generation Company, L.L.C., DeSoto County Generating Company, LLC, LS Power Marketing, LLC, Calhoun Power Company, LLC. Description: Updated Market Power Analysis of LS Power Marketing, LLC...

  4. Thermal Creep Force: Analysis And Application

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    2016-06-01

    The boundary condition was inflow and outflow so particles whose trajectory took them outside the simulation space would no longer be simulated and...Calhoun: The NPS Institutional Archive Theses and Dissertations Thesis and Dissertation Collection 2016-06 Thermal creep force: analysis and...CALIFORNIA DISSERTATION Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited THERMAL CREEP FORCE: ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION by David

  5. Situation Awareness-Based Agent Transparency

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    2014-04-01

    incorporates natural language instructions (e.g., simple, spoken commands) provided by the supervisor to subordinates based on shared mental models (Calhoun et...Swingley, D.; Gahegan, M. Visual Semiotics and Uncertainty Visualization: An Empirical Study. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer

  6. Summer Camp for Girls Sparks Interest in Welding and Electronics

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    Peckham, Susanne

    2010-01-01

    Even in the face of a recession, great careers are currently available in many technical fields, and throughout the nation efforts are under way to grow the workforce in those jobs through greater diversity. In this article, the author describes a weeklong, free summer camp offered by Calhoun Community College, Decatur, Alabama, which gets high…

  7. Embracing Racism: Understanding Its Pervasiveness & Persistence

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    Williams, Gary L.

    2012-01-01

    The legacy of slavery and racism in America and the history of what John C. Calhoun and other Southern leaders of the 1800s called "our peculiar institution" has not gone unnoticed. Neither has the psychological damage that remains as baggage carried by the descendents of both the slave and the slave owner (Berry & Blassingame, 1982;…

  8. 77 FR 10575 - Sunshine Act Meetings

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    2012-02-22

    ...: Commissioners' Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. Week of... meeting will be webcast live at the Web address--www.nrc.gov. 9 a.m.--Briefing on Fort Calhoun (Public Meeting) (Contact: Jeff Clark, 817-860-8147). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address--www...

  9. 77 FR 74883 - Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

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    2012-12-18

    .... PLACE: Commissioners' Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. Week of December 17, 2012 There are no meetings scheduled for the week of December 17, 2012. Week... Calhoun (Public Meeting) (Contact: Michael Hay, 817-200-1527) This meeting will be webcast live at the Web...

  10. White-Coat Hypertension: When Blood Pressure Rises at the Doctor's Office

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    ... times. The same may be true for people who have masked hypertension, meaning their blood pressure is normal at the ... Reports. 2015;17:86. Calhoun DA, et al. Definition, risk factors, and evaluation of resistant hypertension. https://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed April 14, ...

  11. 75 FR 31812 - Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits

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    2010-06-04

    ... upstream into Virginia. Applicant: Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky, TE12106 The... opportunistically and based upon recovery needs). Applicant: Dr. Kevin J. Roe, Iowa State University, TE040423 The...-- Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Washington, Jackson, Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, Taylor...

  12. Development of Hybrid Courses Utilizing Modules as an Objective in ATE Projects

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    Payne, James E.; Murphy, Richard M.; Payne, Linda L.

    2017-01-01

    Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OCtech) has been awarded two National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) grants since 2011 that have the development of module-based hybrid courses in Engineering Technology and Mechatronics as objectives. In this article, the advantages and challenges associated with module-based…

  13. Fielding a Division Staff in the Modern Day

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    2016-06-10

    23 90 Division Gamble ...engineers, medical , and quartermaster each provided 31 Mark T. Calhoun, General Lesley J. McNair: Unsung...Fort Belvoir, VA: Technical Operations, Incorporated, 1969), 146. 29 90 Division Gamble Following the declaration of war, the War Department

  14. A Course Case Study: Nuclear Power Generation and the Environment

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    Schlesinger, Allen B.

    1975-01-01

    Describes a course that uses the Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant as a case study. The course involves three component parts: physics of fission events, engineering requirements, and economic considerations; environmental impact from radiation and thermal effluents; and the impact of social, political and legal factors. (GS)

  15. 77 FR 31001 - Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for...

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    2012-05-24

    ...-diameter natural gas pipeline between MP 389.8 and MP 392.0 (B-Line); Repair or remove two exposed segments... agreement, the pipeline company could initiate condemnation proceedings where compensation would be... 70 year old North Main Loop Line in Calhoun and Cleburne Counties, Alabama. The pipeline developed...

  16. 76 FR 50267 - Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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    2011-08-12

    ... Engineering, Rockwell Engineering, Excel Logistics, and American Food and Vending, Calhoun Spotting Services... Corporation, Conestoga Rovers and Associates, Phillips Engineering, Rockwell Engineering, Excel Logistics, and American Food and Vending. The workers produce passenger and light truck tires. The notice was published in...

  17. Mutational analysis of β-glucoside utilization in Klebsiella aerogenes

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    Unknown

    chia coli K12. Mol. Biol. Evol. 94, 688–706. Hall B. G., Yokoyama S. and Calhoun D. H. 1983 Role of cryp- tic genes in microbial evolution. Mol. Biol. Evol. 1, 109–. 124. Keyhani N. O. and Roseman S. 1997 Wild-type Escherichia coli grows on the chitin disaccharide, N,N′-diacetylchitobiose, by expressing the cel operon.

  18. City of West Liberty, Iowa

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    The EPA is providing notice of a proposed Administrative Penalty Assessment against the City of West Liberty, Iowa, a municipality with a mailing address of 409 North Calhoun Street, West Liberty, IA 52776, for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.

  19. City of West Liberty, Iowa - Clean Water Act Public Notice

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    The EPA is providing notice of a proposed Administrative Penalty Assessment against the City of West Liberty, Iowa, a municipality with a mailing address of 409 North Calhoun Street, West Liberty, IA 52776, for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.

  20. Prospective Prediction of Functional Difficulties among Recently Separated Veterans

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    2014-01-01

    j.1526-4637.2009.00723.x 15. Elbogen EB, Wagner HR, Fuller SR , Calhoun PS, Kinneer PM, Beckham JC; Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education...NEJMoa040603 17. Keane TM, Fairbank JA, Caddell JM, Zimering RT, Taylor KL, Mora CA. Clinical evaluation of a measure to assess combat exposure

  1. Evaluating the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System on Delayed Entry Program Attrition

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    2014-03-01

    also generally regarded as a good predictor of trainability and of attrition behavior. This is substantiated by Wegner and Hodari (2004) who assert... Wegner and Hodari, 2004). Whites are more likely to attrite than any other race/ethnicity. At this point, it is unclear why this is the case other...Master’s thesis). Retrieved from Calhoun, the institutional archive for Naval Postgraduate School: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/5744. Wegner , J. W

  2. A General Review of Factors Related to the Health Care Delivery Process: A Working Bibliography.

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    1979-08-01

    R. J., Paul , G. L., & Calhoun, J. F. Reliability and validity of three measures of functioning with’hard core’ chronic mental patients. Journal of...disposition behavior. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1969, 74, 90-94. Edelson, R. I., & Paul , G. L. Staff "attitude" and "atmosphere" scores as a...PROVISION Of HEALTH CARE a. The Structure of the Health Care Process (Cont.) Nathanson , C. A., & Becker, M. H. Control structure and conflict in outpatient

  3. Core-Shell Photonic Nanoparticles for Enhanced Solar-to-Fuel Photocatalytic Conversion

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    2017-10-11

    University of Houston; Department of Chemistry; 4800 Calhoun Road , Houston, Texas 77204, United States; +1-713-743-2724 Co-PI: Tai-Chou Lee; taichoulee...ncu.edu.tw; National Central University; Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering; 300 Jhongda Road , Jhongli District, Taoyuan County, Taiwan...synthesis of plasmonic gold-silver nanoshells (GS-NSs) having tunable localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs) and coated with an outer silica

  4. Design Memorandum with Environmental Assessment for Raccoon River and Walnut Creek, West Des Moines and Des Moines, Iowa Local Flood Protection Project. Revision

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    1991-06-01

    northwestern Iowa, and its watershed includes the ten west-central Iowa counties of Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Pocahontas ...flood with a 2.5 percent chance of happening in any given year. Construction would be accomplished by working on one track at a time. This would allow...above that level. A 300-year flood has a 0.3% chance of happening in any given year. The City will need to notify your local roadmaster when flooding

  5. Mycobacterium chelonae empyema with bronchopleural fistula in an immunocompetent patient

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    Wali, Siraj

    2009-01-01

    Mycobacterium Calhoun is one of the rapidly growing mycobacteria that rarely cause lung disease. M chelonae more commonly causes skin and soft tissue infections primarily in immunosuppressed individuals. Thoracic empyema caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria and complicated with bronchopleural fistula is rarely reported, especially in immunocompetent patients. In this article we report the first immunocompetent Arabian patient presented with M chelonae- related empyema with bronchopleural fistula which mimics, clinically and radiologically, empyema caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (author)

  6. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Coastal Engineering Research Board (45th) Held in Fairbanks and Homer, Alaska on 14-16 May 1986.

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    1986-12-01

    discussions which followed these presentations, as well as recon- mendatins by the Board for coastal engineering research and development. Verbatin transcripts...Thomas W. Richardson (WESCD) NMr. Orson P. Smith (WESCW-D) Mr. Herbert H. Kennan (NPDEN) Mr. Andre Z. Szuwalski (WESCV-I) Mr. Terence McKiernan (NPDCO...Calhoun, Jr. (WES/CERC) Mr. Orson P. Snith (WES/CERC) 1515 - 1530 Alaskan Floating Breakwater Experience Mr. Kenneth J. Eisses (NPAEN-H-HD) 1530

  7. Wave Reflections from Breakwaters

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    1994-06-01

    reflector (e.g., Thornton and Calhoun 1972; Mansard and Funke 1980; Yokoki et al. 1992). The interpretation of these measurements is complicated owing to...breaks down at the frequency where the wavelength is equal to twice the sensor spacing. Mansard and Funke (1980) overcame this problem by applying a...Wave Data." J. Phys. Oceanogr., 9(2), 373-381. Mansard , E. P. D. and E. R. Funke, 1980: "The Measurement of Incident and Reflected Spectra Using a

  8. Building a Foundation on Sand: The Demise of Leaders Resulting from Toxic Followership

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    2016-05-26

    Director Mark T. Calhoun, PhD ___________________________________, Seminar Leader Randall S. Hoffman , LtCol ___________________________________, Director...studies. We exchanged over a hundred emails, and met several times to discuss my progress. I must also thank my seminar leader, LtCol Randall Hoffman ...Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Albert Sydney Johnston (no relation). Joseph Johnston became close friends with Robert E. Lee. Both men were straight-laced

  9. Joint Force Quarterly. Issue 70, 3rd Quarter, July 2013

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    2013-07-01

    operations (U.S. Navy/ Corbin J. Shea); MV-22B Osprey lands during operations at sea (U.S. Marine Corps/Kyle N. Runnels); and F-35 Lightening II, assigned...Presidency, and John C. Calhoun, Edwin Stanton, Elihu Root, Henry Stimson (in his first stint as Secretary of War), and Melvin Laird overseeing the...former Missile Defense Agency Director Lieu- tenant General Henry A. Obering, USAF, in James W. Canan, “Conversations with Lt. Gen. Henry A. Obering

  10. A Compendium of Sexual Assault Research

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    2009-01-01

    perpetrators, was associated with subsequent victimization. Corbin et al., 2001 Female college students 238 Survey Investigate risk factors (alcohol...assault was less of a problem. Corbin , William R., Jeffrey A. Bernat, Karen S. Calhoun, Lily D. McNair, and Kari L. Seals, “The Role of Alcohol...prevention for sexual assault victims. Mohler-Kuo, Meichun, George W. Dowdall, Mary P. Koss, and Henry Wechsler, “Correlates of Rape While Intoxicated

  11. CyberCiege Mailing List

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    Rose, Matthew

    2004-01-01

    Matthew Rose worked at the Naval Postgraduate School as a graphic designer from February 2002-November 2011. His work for NPS included logos, brochures, business packs, movies/presentations, posters, the CyberSiege video game and many other projects. This material was organized and provided by the artist, for inclusion in the NPS Archive, Calhoun. Includes these files: Backgrounds; Global War; Original; Working; Working Graphics

  12. A review of gambling disorder and substance use disorders

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    Rash CJ; Weinstock J; Van Patten R

    2016-01-01

    Carla J Rash,1 Jeremiah Weinstock,2 Ryan Van Patten2 1Calhoun Cardiology Center – Behavioral Health, UConn Health, Farmington, CT, USA; 2Department of Psychology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA Abstract: In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), gambling disorder was recategorized from the “Impulse Control Disorder” section to the newly expanded “Substance-related and Addictive Disorders&r...

  13. SCADA Diagram

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    2004-01-01

    Matthew Rose worked at the Naval Postgraduate School as a graphic designer from February 2002-November 2011. His work for NPS included logos, brochures, business packs, movies/presentations, posters, the CyberSiege video game and many other projects. This material was organized and provided by the artist, for inclusion in the NPS Archive, Calhoun. Includes these files: Plan_ver.ai; powerline.jpg; SCADA diagram.ai; SCADA diagram.pdf; SCADA diagramsmall.pdf; SCADA2.pdf

  14. Network-Centric Operations Support: Lessons Learned, Status, and Way-Ahead

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    2014-06-01

    multi-disciplinary technical dialog , commonly available resources have also been explored for addressing the need for MBSE/SOSE lexicon-support...assessed for enhancing and augmenting technical dialog . Thus, as demonstrated herein, footnoted encyclopedic references may be utilized to...al. "Run-time Ethics Checking for Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles: Developing a Practical Approach, Paper and Slideset." 2013 (http://calhoun.nps.edu

  15. A History of the Waterways Experiment Station 1929-1979

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    1979-06-01

    beaches running eastward to the Pas de Calais were made to help in planning Allied landings and invasions; and later in the War, models were...provided an all-weather, nonskid surface. The nickname "Hessian" came from 43 the fact that Hessian migrants at Dundee, Scotland, over a century... Calais , Charle:. C. Collins, Robert P. Daniel, James M. Caldwell , Matthew E. Coltharp, David R. Daniels, Donnie S. Calhoun, Charles C., J r. Connor

  16. Värvikas Riigikogu / Lylian Meister

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    2007-01-01

    1920-1922 Herbert Johansoni ja Eugen Habermanni projekti järgi ehitatud Riigikogu hoonest. Saaliavade ja aknapõskede kujundamisel oli abiks Jaan Koort. 1935. a. rajati Alar Kotli projekti järgi lossi lõunatiib.Valge saal rekonstrueeriti 1936. a. Artur Perna ja Johann Ostrati kavandite järgi. Eesti taasiseseisvumise järel on hoonet Mart Kalmu, Leila Pärtelpoja, Mari ja Kaarel Kurismaa ning Ülar Saare juhendamisel renoveeritud. Riigikogu esimehe kabineti vaiba (1938) kavandas Adamson-Eric, kontorimööbli kujundasid 1997. a. EKA sisearhitektuuri üliõpilased L. Pärtelpoja juhendamisel. 23 ill

  17. Effect of water regime on the growth, flower yield, essential oil and proline contents of Calendula officinalis

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Metwally SA,Khalid KA, Abou-Leila BH. 2013. Effect of water regime on the growth, flower yield, essential oil and proline contents of Calendula officinalis. Nusantara Bioscience 5: 63-67. The effects of water regime on the growth, content of essential oil and proline of Calendula officinalis L. plants were investigated. Water regimes of 75% of field water capacity increased certain growth characters [i.e. plant height (cm, leaf area (cm2, flower diameter (cm and spike stem diameter] and vase life (day. Water regime promoted the accumulation of essential oil content and its main components as well as proline contents.

  18. Tagasi algusesse : Raekoja restaureerimise viis aastakümmet = Back to the Start : Five Decades of Restoration at the Town Hall / Teddy Böckler

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    Böckler, Teddy, 1930-2005

    2004-01-01

    1944. a. hävinud tornikiivri taastamisest. 1959. a. alanud raekoja arhitektuuri taastamisest. Kaaristu avati 1960. a. Interjööri taastamisest. 1971. a. alanud restaureerimisperioodist (sisekujundus: Leila Pärtelpoeg, Udo Umberg). 1991. a. alanud töödest: võlvkeldri taastamine, kohviku kujundamine. Tornikiivri ja tuulelipu Vana Toomas uuega asendamisest (1996). Lääneviilu tuulelipu uuendamisest (1999). 2000. a. alanud raekoja välispindade restaureerimisest, pööningu koristamisest. 2004. aastaks toimunud muudatustest interjööris

  19. Kolleegist parem / Andres Kurg

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    Kurg, Andres, 1975-

    2006-01-01

    Eesti Sisearhitektide Liidu aastapreemiad 2005: parima ühiskondliku interjööri preemia võitis Pääsküla raamatukogu (Katrin Kaevats, Urmas Muru, Peeter Pere), näitusekujunduse preemia sai Maanteemuuseum (Krista Lepland, Malle Jürgenson, Tea Tammelaan, OÜ Laika, Belka & Strelka), ajaloolise interjööri preemia läks renoveeritud Estonia teatrile (Juta Lember, Aulo Padar), publitsistikapreemia sai Leila Pärtelpoja raamat "Pööningul", teise ühiskondliku ruumi preemia võitis TTP ärihoone Pirital (Meelis Press). Kommentaar Tiina Jõgedalt

  20. ESL aastapreemia 2005 žürii. ESL aastapreemia 2005 žürii koosoleku protokoll : 8. märts 2006 / Mari Kurismaa

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    Kurismaa, Mari, 1956-

    2006-01-01

    2005. a. publitsistikapreemia Leila Pärtelpojale raamatu "Pööningul. Auf dem Dachboden" eest, näitusekujunduse preemia ühendusele Laika, Belka &Strelka Eesti Maanteemuuseumi näituse "Tee ajalugu" eest, ajaloolise interjööri preemia Juta Lemberile Rahvusooper Estonia publikuruumide kujunduse eest, ühiskondliku interjööri preemia Katrin Kaevatsile ja Peeter Perele Pääsküla raamatukogu interjööri eest ning Meelis Pressile TTP ärihoone eest

  1. Mõned ülestähendused disainiaasta puhul : disainist Tartus ja ka Dartu tisainist / Raimu Hanson

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    Hanson, Raimu, 1957-

    2006-01-01

    Hollandi disaineri Kees Dorsti raamatust "Kuidas mõista disaini? 150 mõtisklust disaineri elukutse üle", Tartus tegutsevast Disainijaamast. Leila Pärtelpoja raamatust "Pööningul. Auf dem Dachboden" (kujundaja Maarja Roosi). Leo Leola kujundatud Kellukese karastusjoogi pudelisildist, mille redisainis reklaamiagentuur Taevas Ogivly. Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla ja Urmo Vaikla disainitud pinkidest Tartu kaubamajas. Disainerite kujundatud Tartu südalinnast. Rahvusvahelisest seminarist "Disain ja säästev mõtteviis" Viinistu Kunstimuuseumis. "Tartu Postimehe" võidetud auhindadest maailma ajalehtede kujunduskonkursil. Disainiaasta üritustest Tartus, disainihariduse andmisest Eestis

  2. HREELS study of the adsorption and evolution of diethylamine (DEA) on Si(1 0 0) surfaces

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    Yeninas, S.; Brickman, A.; Craig, J.H.; Lozano, J.

    2008-01-01

    The adsorption of diethylamine (DEA) on Si(1 0 0) at 100 K was investigated using high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) and electron stimulated desorption (ESD). The thermal evolution of DEA on Si(1 0 0) was studied using temperature programmed desorption (TPD). Our results demonstrate DEA bonds datively to the Si(1 0 0) surface with no dissociation at 100 K. Thermal desorption of DEA takes place via a β-hydride elimination process leaving virtually no carbon behind. Electronic processing of DEA/Si(1 0 0) at 100 K results in desorption of ethyl groups; however, carbon and nitrogen are deposited on the surface as a result of electron irradiation. Thermal removal of carbon and nitrogen was not possible, indicating the formation of silicon carbide and silicon nitride

  3. Final-year student nurses' perceptions of role transition.

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    Doody, Owen; Tuohy, Dympna; Deasy, Christine

    Role transition can be both challenging and exciting. This study presents the findings of phase one of a two-part study conducted by Deasy et al (2011), which explored final-year student nurses' (n=116) perceptions and expectations of role transition. The students were registered on four-year BSc nursing programmes at an Irish university. Data was analyzed using SPSS (version 16). A response rate of 84% was achieved. Over half of respondents said they were adequately prepared for the post of registered nurse. Respondents generally perceived themselves to be competent across a range of domains: managing workloads; prioritizing care delivery; interpersonal skills; time management skills; ethical decision making; and providing health information and education. In contrast, not all were confident about their knowledge and many expected the transition to be problematic. Most expected to be supported and to receive constructive feedback. Recommendations include nurturing supportive work environments to reduce stress and increase confidence.

  4. Synthesis of waterborne polyurethane containing alkoxysilane side groups and the properties of the hybrid coating films

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    Li, Qi; Guo, Longhai [State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Qiu, Teng, E-mail: qiuteng@mail.buct.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Xiao, Weidong; Du, Dianxing [State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Li, Xiaoyu, E-mail: lixy@mail.buct.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China)

    2016-07-30

    Highlights: • A diol with side-chain trimethoxysilane (DEA-Si) was synthesized using 3-(methacryloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane (MAPTS) and diethanolamine (DEA). • The crosslinking structure could in situ formed within the WPU matrix through sol-gel process. • The Si tends to shift to the polymer-air interface due to the flexible long alkyl-ester side chain. • The incorporation of DEA-Si enhanced mechanical and surface hydrophobic properties of WPU films. - Abstract: A series of waterborne polyurethane (WPU) containing alkoxysilane side groups were synthesized by using the dihydroxy functionalized alkoxysilane. The diol with trimethoxysilane groups at the side chains was synthesized via Michael addition between 3-(methacryloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane (MAPTS) and diethanolamine (DEA). The silane diol was applied as the chain extender for the NCO-endcapped prepolymer of isophorone diisocyanate, polycarbonate diol, 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl) butyric acid and 1,4-butanediol. The products with the silane content varied from 1.2 to 16.5 wt% were dispersed in water after neutralization. The effect of the silane diol on the particle size and morphology of the WPU dispersion was studied by dynamic light scattering (DLS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) characterization was carried out on the coating film of the WPU, revealing that the long flexible side chain is favorable for the silane components to emigrate toward the film surface and crosslink during the film formation process. As a result, both the surface contact angle to water and water adsorption of the WPU coating films increased with the silane content. Furthermore, the mechanical properties including the modulus and tensile strength of the films were also improved by the incorporation of silane diol.

  5. Susceptibility of oriental fruit moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to two pyrethroids and a proposed diagnostic dose of esfenvalerate for field detection of resistance.

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    Jones, Moneen M; Robertson, Jacqueline L; Weinzierl, Richard A

    2011-06-01

    Laboratory colonies of oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), were reared on 'Gala' apples (Malus pumila Mill.) and lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) diet. Neonates were placed on wheat germ diet containing a range of concentrations of esfenvalerate or lambda-cyhalothrin; mortality was assessed after 96 h. For a long-term laboratory colony, LC50 values of esfenvalerate and lambda-cyhalothrin were 0.35 and 0.12 ppm, respectively, for progeny of insects reared on apples. For a colony established from Calhoun Co., IL, in 2007, LC50 values of esfenvalerate and lambda-cyhalothrin were 0.37 and 0.10 ppm, respectively, for progeny of insects reared on apples. LC50 values of these insecticides did not differ significantly for either colony when progeny of insects reared on lima bean diet were tested. We observed no consistent evidence of pyrethroid resistance in the Calhoun colony after laboratory culture for 21-23 generations. We described the dose-response relationship for esfenvalerate applied topically in 1 microl of acetone to male moths from the long-term laboratory colony and estimated the LD99 to be 0.022 microg per moth. Application of 0.022 microg of esfenvalerate per moth to approximately 600 male moths from two putatively susceptible populations resulted in mean survivorship approximately equal to the expected level of 1.0%. Application of the same dose to 374 field-captured moths from two Calhoun Co. orchards with histories of pyrethroid use resulted in mean survivorship of 9.4 and 82%. We propose that 0.022 microg of esfenvalerate in 1 microl of acetone can be used as a diagnostic dose for monitoring pyrethroid resistance in oriental ruit moth in the field.

  6. Developing Students as Advocates through a Pilot Advocacy Curricular Thread within a PharmD Curriculum

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    Cortney M Mospan

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available There is a need for education about and development of advocacy skills within student pharmacists. Pharmacy literature describes experiences incorporating advocacy education within curricula; however, these are often singular, limited experiences. To increase student pharmacists’ awareness, knowledge, and skills, effective advocacy curricular threads are necessary within curricula. This paper provides rationale for the need for a greater emphasis on development of these skills within student pharmacists, evidence of curricular experiences surrounding advocacy from the literature, initial observations from a piloted curricular thread at one school, and implications for the academy. Conflict of Interest Dr. Calhoun is a Board member of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association.   Type: Idea Paper

  7. Ophthalmic applications of the digital micromirror device (DMD)

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    Reiley, Daniel J.; Sandstedt, Chris

    2009-02-01

    Cataract surgery with IOL implantation is performed on millions of patients every year. Despite 25 years of technological innovation, post-surgical refractive errors have remained a problem. Now these errors can be corrected using Calhoun Vision, Inc's light adjustable lens (LAL). The correction is accomplished by implanting a light-sensitive lens, then illuminating it with a spatially varying irradiance profile during a postoperative treatment. This irradiance profile is provided by a Light Delivery Device (LDD), which projects an image of a Texas Instruments DMD onto the implanted lens. Commercial sales of this system began in the summer of 2008 in Europe; US clinical trials began in January 2009.

  8. Genetic and Diagnostic Biomarker Development in ASD Toddlers Using Resting State Functional MRI

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    2017-11-01

    Fernandez G, van Erp TGM, Potkin S, Ford J, Mathalon D, McEwen S, Lee JH, Mueller BA, Greve DN, Andreassen O, Agartz I, Gollub RL, Sponheim SR, Ehrlich S...JC, Rose EJ, Ryten M, Shen L, Sprooten E, Strengman E, Teumer A, Trabzuni D, Turner J, van Eijk K, van Erp TG, van Tol MJ, Wittfeld K, Wolf C...of twin studies. Archives of general psychiatry. 2003; 60(12):1187–1192. [PubMed: 14662550] Turner JA, Calhoun VD, Michael A, van Erp TG, Ehrlich S

  9. CISR Business Package

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    2002-01-01

    Matthew Rose worked at the Naval Postgraduate School as a graphic designer from February 2002-November 2011. His work for NPS included logos, brochures, business packs, movies/presentations, posters, the CyberSiege video game and many other projects. This material was organized and provided by the artist, for inclusion in the NPS Archive, Calhoun. Includes files: CISR_Annual_Report; CISR_Biz_Card; CISR_bizpak_v1; CISR_bizpak_v1.zip; CISR_Coursecover; CISR_Fax_Sheet; CISR_Graphics; CISR_La...

  10. Effect of Refining Variables on the Properties and Composition of JP-5.

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    1980-11-01

    19 (May, 1978). 3. Wall Street Journal , October 26, 1977. 4. Oil & Gas Journal, p. 43, May 1, 1978. 5. Oil & Gas Journal, p. 26, May 1, 1978. 6. Oil...63, March 20, 1978. 12. Private Communication, D. Calhoun, Defense Fuel Supply Center Procurement Directorate. 13. Wall Street Journal , October 19...1978, p. 30. 17. Chemical Engineering, 85 # 17:35, (7/31/78). 18. Chemical Engineering, 85 #13:94, (6/5/78). 19. Wall Street Journal , July 26, 1978. 20

  11. All Prime Contract Awards by State or Country, Place, and Contractor, FY83, Part 4 (Washington, D.C.-Lafayette, Indiana).

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    1983-01-01

    000 81 DEPENDENT MEDICARE SERVICES 8 4 7 5 P 1001 7 6 5 1 H 150 CONTRACTOR TOTAL 3 1,120 AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION WASHINGTON DC 069988 0010 09... EBSCO INDUSTRIES INC MIAMI FLORIDA 294180 2320 10 3 L 0HC52 0065 80003-81-34 B C A 1 2 2 7105 000 C9E HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE 3 6 4 1 L 146 ENDURE A...7220 000 COE FLOOR COVERINGS 3 6 4 1 I 100 CONTRACTOR TOTAL 6 635 EBSCO INTERIORS CALHOUN GEORGIA 067678 0910 11 1 I OKF49 00568 G00S5-81-12 B C A 1 2 2

  12. A Sampling of Popular Books for Numeracy Readers

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    Michael T. Catalano

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Popular books on quantitative themes are seemingly more available than ever. In this book review, we look at five such books from a wide range of authors. Although the books are written for diverse audiences, all provide examples and discussion of concepts that could be used in courses with quantitative literacy objectives. The books are Guesstimation and Guesstimation 2.0 by Lawrence Weinstein and John A. Adam, and Weinstein, respectively; Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving, by Jonathan G. Koomey; How to Measure Anything: Finding The Value of “Intangibles” in Business, by Douglas W. Hubbard; and Math on Trial by Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez.

  13. Determinants and prevalence of depression in patients with chronic renal disease, and their caregivers

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    Hawamdeh S

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Sana Hawamdeh, Aljawharah Mohammed Almari, Asrar Salem Almutairi, Wireen Leila T Dator College of Nursing, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Introduction: This study explored the prevalence of depression among the patients with chronic kidney disease and their caregivers and its association to their demographic profile.Methods: A descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional study that used the Hamilton rating scale tool to assess the prevalence of depression among 226 patients undergoing hemodialysis and 105 of their caregivers in a hospital in Saudi Arabia.Results: Patients with chronic renal disease and their caregivers experience depression at varying levels. Depression was positively associated with the socioeconomic and marital status of the patients. Socioeconomic status of the caregivers was seen to be associated with their depression.Conclusion: Depression is highly prevalent among patients with chronic renal disease and their caregivers. Keywords: caregivers, chronic renal disease, depression

  14. Current and emerging treatment options for myopic choroidal neovascularization

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Leila El Matri, Ahmed Chebil, Fedra Kort Department B of Ophthalmology, Hedi Rais Institute of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia Abstract: Choroidal neovascularization (CNV is the main cause of visual impairment in highly myopic patients younger than 50 years of age. There are different treatments for myopic CNV (mCNV, with 5- to 10-year outcomes currently. Chorioretinal atrophy is still the most important determinant factor for visual outcome. The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of the current treatments for mCNV, including laser, surgical management, verteporfin photodynamic therapy, and mainly anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. Emerging treatment options are also discussed. Keywords: myopia, choroidal neovascularization, current treatment, emerging treatment

  15. Sisearhitektide Liit premeeris / Triin Ojari

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    Ojari, Triin, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    ESL aastapreemiad 2003: parima ajaloolise interjööri ja parima kodu preemia - Leila Pärtelpoja ja Karl-Erik Tarbe kujundatud Villa Tannenrode Lükati teel Tallinnas, parim ühiskondlik interjöör - 3+1 arhitektide (Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, kaasautorid Ralf Lõoke, Kalle Komissarov; söögikoha tegi Taavi Aunre ja ühiskondliku mööbli Gert Sarv) kujundatud Mustamäe keskus, publitsistikapreemia - EKA sisearhitektuuri kateedri kataloog "Eesti Kunstiakadeemia sisearhitektuuri osakond 2002-2003". Ära märgiti kaks tooteseeriat: EGO garderoobid (EGO Mööbel OÜ) ning Jan J. Grapsi loodud "Incognito" mööblisari

  16. Eesti Sisearhitektide Liidu aastapreemiad

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    2004-01-01

    Aastapreemiad: publitsistika - EKA sisearhitektuuri kateeder: kataloog "EKA sisearhitektuur 2002-2003"; kodu/eramu ja ajalooline interjöör - Leila Pärtelpoeg, Karl Erik Tarbe: villa Tannenrode I korruse renoveeritud interjöör ja kogu eramu sisekujundus; ühiskondlik interjöör - Kolm Pluss Üks (Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, kaasautorid Ralf Lõoke, Kalle Komissarov): Mustamäe keskuse interjöör. Ära märgiti: Saku Õlletehase keedukoja (Priit Põldme) ja hotelli Kolm Õde numbritubade interjöör (Külli Salum), EGO garderoobi disainilahendus (EGO Mööbel OÜ)

  17. Collision physics going west

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    Anon.

    1988-01-01

    The centroid of proton-antiproton physics is moving west across the Atlantic concluded Luigi Di Leila of CERN in his summary talk at the Topical Workshop on Proton-Antiproton Collider Physics, held at Fermilab in June. Previous meetings in this series had been dominated by results from CERN's big proton-antiproton collider, dating back to 1981. However last year saw the first physics run at Fermilab's collider, and although the number of collisions in the big CDF detector was only about one thirtieth of the score so far at CERN, the increased collision energy at Fermilab of 1.8 TeV (1800 GeV, compared to the routine 630 GeV at CERN) is already paying dividends

  18. FRMAC-93 lessons learned report

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    Kerns, K.C.

    1994-03-01

    FRMAC-93 simulated a radiological accident at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant, 25 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska. The exercise involved the state Iowa and Nebraska, NRC as the lead Federal agency, FRMAC (Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center), and several federal agencies with statutory emergency responsibility. FRMAC-93 was a major 2-day field exercise designed to determine the effectiveness, coordination, and operations of a DOE-managed FRMAC. Other objectives were to ensure that appropriate priorities were established and assistance was provided to the states and the lead Federal agency by FRMAC. Day 1 involved the Fort Calhoun evaluated plume phase exercise. On Day 2, the flow of data, which was slow initially, improved so that confidence of states and other federal responders in FRMAC support capabilities was high. The impact and lessons learned from FRMAC-93 provided the necessary impetus to make organizational and operational changes to the FRMAC program, which were put into effect in the DOE exercise FREMONT at Hanford 3 months later

  19. Teachers' report of learning and behavioural difficulties in children treated for cerebellar tumours.

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    Kieffer, Virginie; Longaud, Audrey; Callu, Delphine; Laroussinie, Françoise; Viguier, Delphine; Grill, Jacques; Dellatolas, Georges

    2012-01-01

    The aim of the study was the validation of the Deasy-Spinetta Questionnaire (DSQ) in 6-11 year olds with attention to the verification of three factors (learning difficulties, socialization and emotionality) and its application in children treated for cerebellar tumour. Twenty-nine children aged between 6-11 years were compared with 609 classmates. Teachers completed the DSQ. Patients were evaluated according to Wechsler Scales, the Purdue Pegboard and the International Cooperative Ataxia Rating scale. In classmates, the DSQ factorial analysis showed three factors: learning, socialization difficulties and disturbing behaviour. Teachers reported more learning difficulties in patients than in classmates. Learning difficulties in patients were greater for mathematics and reasoning than for reading. Patients were described as less active, without evidence of autistic-like behaviour or irritability. The teachers' report of learning difficulties was significantly correlated with IQ scores, but not with neurological deficits. The proposed DSQ scores are interesting for the assessment of learning and behavioural difficulties in children treated for cerebellar tumours, as they provide complementary ecological information to that given by clinical and neuropsychological testing.

  20. Weathering, Fractures and Water in the deep Critical Zone: Geophysical investigations in the U.S. Critical Zone Observatories

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    Holbrook, W. S.; Carr, B.; Moon, S.; Perron, J. T.; Hayes, J. L.; Flinchum, B. A.; St Clair, J. T.; Riebe, C. S.; Richter, D., Jr.; Leone, J.

    2015-12-01

    The Critical Zone (CZ) is Earth's breathing skin: the thin layer from treetop to bedrock that supports most terrestrial life. Key hydrological, biogeochemical, and physical processes occur in the CZ, including physical and chemical weathering, soil production, erosion, nutrient cycling, and surface/groundwater exchange. These processes in turn influence subsurface water storage capacity, landscape evolution, ecological stability, aquifer recharge and stream flow. Because the deep CZ is hidden from direct observation, it can only be studied by drilling and/or geophysical measurements. Given the relative scarcity of such data, we lack a complete understanding of the architecture of the CZ, how it varies across landscapes, and what controls that variation. We present geophysical data that address these questions at six Critical Zone Observatories (CZO): Calhoun, Boulder Creek, Eel River, Reynolds Creek, Catalina-Jemez, and Southern Sierra. Conclusions include: (1) Regolith depth is influenced by the opening of fractures due to the release of regional and topographic stress as rocks are exhumed toward the surface. Stress models at Calhoun and Boulder Creek show remarkable agreement with seismic velocities in the shallow subsurface, suggesting that stress release controls the development of fracture porosity in the CZ. (2) Chemical weathering (plagioclase dissolution) begins at depths where fractures open (~40 m at Calhoun), implying that fracturing and chemical weathering are intimately paired in the deep CZ. (3) Volumetric strain is an underappreciated contributor to porosity in the CZ. In the Southern Sierra, strain dominates over chemical weathering in the upper 10 m, consistent with the stress-release model. (4) Geological structure and lithology can trump environmental controls (e.g., aspect and climate) on regolith development. At Catalina, strongly contrasting regolith thickness on north- and south-facing slopes, is not due to "northness", but rather to

  1. The European Union's Normative Power

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    Manners, Ian

    2011-01-01

    What is the international identity of the European Union? The end of the cold war, the Treaty on European Union, and wars in Kuwait and the former Yugoslavia all raised methodological, theoretical and empirical questions over the study of the European Union's (EU) ‘international identity'. During...... this period it became increasingly clear that the study of the EU in world politics needed to engage with both critical social theory and normative international theory. This chapter represents a return to critical social theory - a holistic research programme that works within a cosmopolitical understanding...... of normative theory; that seeks to work ‘within categories of existing thought' regarding EU external actions, radicalise them and show ‘in varying degrees both their problems and their unrecognised possibilities' (Calhoun 1995: 23)....

  2. A review of gambling disorder and substance use disorders

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Carla J Rash,1 Jeremiah Weinstock,2 Ryan Van Patten2 1Calhoun Cardiology Center – Behavioral Health, UConn Health, Farmington, CT, USA; 2Department of Psychology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA Abstract: In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5, gambling disorder was recategorized from the “Impulse Control Disorder” section to the newly expanded “Substance-related and Addictive Disorders” section. With this move, gambling disorder has become the first recognized nonsubstance behavioral addiction, implying many shared features between gambling disorder and substance use disorders. This review examines these similarities, as well as differences, between gambling and substance-related disorders. Diagnostic criteria, comorbidity, genetic and physiological underpinnings, and treatment approaches are discussed. Keywords: pathological gambling, problem gambling, behavioral addiction, transdiagnostic factors, addiction syndrome 

  3. Nyt fra videnskaberne 2

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    Evron, Lotte

    2012-01-01

    of facilitators and barriers to participation in falls-prevention interventions. Ageing Society; 28:449–72 Calhoun R et al (2011). Older Adults' Perceptions of Clinical Fall Prevention. Programs: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Aging Research, 2011:867341 Evron L, Schultz-Larsen K, & Fristrup T. (2009). Barriers...... to participation in a hospital-based falls assessment clinic programme: an interview study with older people, Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 37(7): 728-735. McMahon S, Talley KM & Wyman JF. (2011). Older people's perspectives on fall risk and fall prevention programs: a literature review. International...... Journal of Older People Nursing, 6(4) 289-298 WHO (2007). WHO Global Report on Falls Prevention in Older Age. Fundet 7.10. 2012 på http://www.who.int/ageing/publications/Falls_prevention7March.pdf...

  4. Inheritance of egusi seed type in watermelon.

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    Gusmini, G; Wehner, T C; Jarret, R L

    2004-01-01

    An unusual seed mutant in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) has seeds with a fleshy pericarp, commonly called egusi seeds. The origin of the phenotype is unknown, but it is widely cultivated in Nigeria for the high protein and carbohydrate content of the edible seeds. Egusi seeds have a thick, fleshy pericarp that appears during the second to third week of fruit development. We studied the inheritance of this phenotype in crosses of normal seeded Charleston Gray and Calhoun Gray with two plant introduction accessions, PI 490383w and PI 560006, having the egusi seed type. We found that the egusi seed type is controlled by a single recessive gene, and the symbol eg was assigned. Copyright 2004 The American Genetic Association

  5. Determination of ten perfluorinated compounds in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) fillets

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    Delinsky, Amy D.; Strynar, Mark J. [US Environmental Protection Agency, NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 (United States); Nakayama, Shoji F. [US Environmental Protection Agency, NRMRL, Cincinnatti, OH (United States); Varns, Jerry L. [NCBA Inc., SEE program, Durham, NC (United States); Ye, XiBiao [NIEHS, IRTA Fellow, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); McCann, Patricia J. [Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN (United States); Lindstrom, Andrew B., E-mail: lindstrom.andrew@epa.gov [US Environmental Protection Agency, NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 (United States)

    2009-11-15

    A rigorous solid phase extraction/liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry method for the measurement of 10 perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in fish fillets is described and applied to fillets of bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) collected from selected areas of Minnesota and North Carolina. The 4 PFC analytes routinely detected in bluegill fillets were perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorodecanoic acid (C10), perfluoroundecanoic acid (C11), and perflurododecanoic acid (C12). Measures of method accuracy and precision for these compounds showed that calculated concentrations of PFCs in spiked samples differed by less than 20% from their theoretical values and that the %RSD for repeated measurements was less than 20%. Minnesota samples were collected from areas of the Mississippi River near historical PFC sources, from the St. Croix River as a background site, and from Lake Calhoun, which has no documented PFC sources. PFOS was the most prevalent PFC found in the Minnesota samples, with median concentrations of 47.0-102 ng/g at locations along the Mississippi River, 2.08 ng/g in the St. Croix River, and 275 ng/g in Lake Calhoun. North Carolina samples were collected from two rivers with no known historical PFC sources. PFOS was the predominant analyte in fish taken from the Haw and Deep Rivers, with median concentrations of 30.3 and 62.2 ng/g, respectively. Concentrations of C10, C11, and C12 in NC samples were among the highest reported in the literature, with respective median values of 9.08, 23.9, and 6.60 ng/g in fish from the Haw River and 2.90, 9.15, and 3.46 ng/g in fish from the Deep River. These results suggest that PFC contamination in freshwater fish may not be limited to areas with known historical PFC inputs.

  6. Rumination in posttraumatic stress and growth after a natural disaster: a model from northern Chile 2014 earthquakes.

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    Leal-Soto, Francisco; Carmona-Halty, Marcos; Ferrer-Urbina, Rodrigo

    2016-01-01

    Traumatic experiences, such as natural disasters, produce multiple and serious impacts on people. Despite the traditional focus on negative consequences, in many cases there are also positive consequences, such as posttraumatic growth. Tedeschi and Calhoun proposed a model of posttraumatic growth that emphasizes the role of rumination after the basic beliefs breakdown due to the occurrence of a traumatic experience. A total of 238 volunteers affected by two major earthquakes and tsunami alerts in northern Chile on April 1 and 2, 2014, responded to an online survey measuring subjective severity, basic beliefs change, social share of emotion, rumination, posttraumatic stress, and posttraumatic growth. Path analyses reveal that posttraumatic stress goes through a negative change in basic beliefs, intrusive rumination, and deliberated rumination, meanwhile posttraumatic growth is only achieved directly from a positive change in basic beliefs and deliberated rumination. The model is consistent with the empirical model obtained in Chilean people affected by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on 27 February, 2010, but it is slightly different and in a form that is more consistent with Tedeschi and Calhoun's theoretical model. Both models remark on the role of deliberated rumination in posttraumatic growth and failure to progress from intrusive to deliberated rumination in posttraumatic stress, but the proposed one is more parsimonious and assumes subjective severity as an antecedent to basic belief changes. These conclusions must be considered in light of limitations that a cross-sectional design and the correlational nature of the statistical analysis carried out impose. Role of subjective severity, change of basic beliefs, social sharing of emotion, and rumination on posttraumatic stress and growth were modeled from responses of people affected by the April 1-2, 2014, northern Chilean earthquakes. Posttraumatic stress goes through negative changes in basic beliefs

  7. Aspectos da satisfação das mulheres com a assistência ao parto: contribuição para o debate Aspects of women's satisfaction with childbirth care in a maternity hospital in Rio de Janeiro

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    Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues

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    Full Text Available Este estudo tem por objetivo analisar os fatores que estiveram associados à satisfação das mulheres com a assistência ao parto normal na Maternidade Leila Diniz. Realizou-se um estudo com desenho transversal por meio de entrevista com puérperas de parto vaginal internadas no período de 1º a 30 de março de 1999. Para averiguar o grau de satisfação, foram utilizadas: (a uma escala para avaliação global do parto; (b a descrição das razões alegadas pelas mulheres para essa avaliação e (c análise de fatores associados à satisfação com o parto. O Qui-quadrado para teste de tendência, com nível de significância de 5%, foi utilizado para a análise dos resultados. Encontrou-se uma elevada satisfação com o parto (67%, sendo os principais determinantes da satisfação a rapidez do parto, o bom tratamento da equipe, o pouco sofrimento, o bom estado da mãe e do bebê, bem como a presença do acompanhante familiar. Verificou-se também associação dessa satisfação com a informação fornecida durante a assistência ao trabalho de parto e ao parto, e com a percepção positiva dos profissionais que forneceram essa assistência.The objective of this study was to evaluate factors associated with women's satisfaction with vaginal delivery at the Leila Diniz Maternity Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A cross-sectional study was conducted from March 1 to 30, 1999, using interviews with women who had undergone vaginal delivery. In order to analyze women's satisfaction, the following were used: (a a scale to evaluate overall satisfaction with the birthing process; (b description of the woman's reasons for this evaluation; and (c analysis of factors associated with the evaluation of childbirth satisfaction. Chi-square for trend with a 5% significance level was used to analyze the results. The results of the study showed high satisfaction with childbirth care (67%, determined mainly by short labor time, good treatment by staff, low

  8. WE-B-304-02: Treatment Planning Evaluation and Optimization Should Be Biologically and Not Dose/volume Based

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    Deasy, J.

    2015-01-01

    The ultimate goal of radiotherapy treatment planning is to find a treatment that will yield a high tumor control probability (TCP) with an acceptable normal tissue complication probability (NTCP). Yet most treatment planning today is not based upon optimization of TCPs and NTCPs, but rather upon meeting physical dose and volume constraints defined by the planner. It has been suggested that treatment planning evaluation and optimization would be more effective if they were biologically and not dose/volume based, and this is the claim debated in this month’s Point/Counterpoint. After a brief overview of biologically and DVH based treatment planning by the Moderator Colin Orton, Joseph Deasy (for biological planning) and Charles Mayo (against biological planning) will begin the debate. Some of the arguments in support of biological planning include: this will result in more effective dose distributions for many patients DVH-based measures of plan quality are known to have little predictive value there is little evidence that either D95 or D98 of the PTV is a good predictor of tumor control sufficient validated outcome prediction models are now becoming available and should be used to drive planning and optimization Some of the arguments against biological planning include: several decades of experience with DVH-based planning should not be discarded we do not know enough about the reliability and errors associated with biological models the radiotherapy community in general has little direct experience with side by side comparisons of DVH vs biological metrics and outcomes it is unlikely that a clinician would accept extremely cold regions in a CTV or hot regions in a PTV, despite having acceptable TCP values Learning Objectives: To understand dose/volume based treatment planning and its potential limitations To understand biological metrics such as EUD, TCP, and NTCP To understand biologically based treatment planning and its potential limitations

  9. Märkmeid Vaasa elamumessilt

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    2008-01-01

    Vaasa elamumess pakub põhjamaiseid sisustusideid ning merelisi meeleolusid väikestesse ja suurematesse kodudesse. Messiala on rajatud Suvilahtisse. 5-liikmelise lastega pere 5-toaline valge kodu "Funktio" (207 m2, sisekujundus: Kirsi Valanti), noorusliku abielupaari 2-toaline kodu "Suvitähti" (56 m2, sisustus: Irina Hanhisalo), mehe 2-toaline kodu "Suvituuli" (61 m2, sisustus: Sari Klemetti), abielupaari ja ühe vanema sugulase 7-toaline kodu "Atrium Elite" (154 m2, sisustus: Linda Raholm), 5-liikmelise lastega pere 2-toaline kodu "Siena" (175 m2, sisekujundus: Riia Rintamäki), lastega pere 6-toaline kodu "Vedenjakaja Loiste" (214 m2) ja 5-6-toaline kodu "Vedenjakaja Kaste" (169 m2) (sisekujundus: Tia Jämsen, Anette Nässling), 4-toaline kodu "Aurinkosilta" (131 m2, sisekujundus: Tarja Kankanpää-Salonen), Parma Köökide maja 4-toaline kodu (148 m2, sisekujundus: Leila Rajala, Johanna Järvenpää-Mäntylä)

  10. Post-stroke emotional incontinence or bipolar disorder?

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    Mnif L

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Leila Mnif,1 Rim Sellami,2 Jawaher Masmoudi2 1Department of Psychiatry “D”, Razi University hospital, Tunis, 2Department of Psychiatry “A”, Hédi Chaker University Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia Introduction: Post-stroke emotional incontinence and bipolar disorder are two disorders that involve the dysfunction of brain structures responsible for emotional regulation. The objective of this work is to study the links between these disorders through a clinical case. Case report: We present the case of a 43-year-old man without previous psychiatric history who experienced emotional incontinence after cerebrovascular events. He reacted promptly to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment. However, he experienced his first episode of hypomania after 6 months of antidepressant therapy. Adjunctive therapy with valproic acid and low-dose paroxetine was eventually added, resulting in complete improvement of both emotional incontinence and hypomania after 4 additional months of treatment. Conclusion: The clinician should carefully explore any history of premorbid bipolar disorder, personality disorder characterized by mood instability, and family history of bipolar disorder. Keywords: stroke, emotional incontinence, bipolar disorder

  11. Evaluation quality of sugar beet grown on soils highly infected with rhizomania

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    Došenović Irena S.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A field trial study with sugar beet varieties having different resistances to Rhizomania was conducted at two test sites in 2004. The field trials were located at Ruma (the Agricultural station and at Sremska Mitrovica (the Institute of Agriculture. At both locations, twenty-one sugar beet varieties and a control variety (intolerant to the disease were planted. The selected varieties were provided from several seed companies distributing seed material in Serbia. At Ruma, the difference between the first-ranked variety Alvira (100.82 t/ha and the control variety (61.63 t/ha was 39.19 t/ha or 38.87%. But, significant variability in processing quality within varieties and the control variety was observed. For example, the difference between root sugar contents of the first-ranked variety and the control one amounted to 4.64% absolute. At Sremska Mitrovica, significant variability of the observed parameters within varieties was also found. The highest sugar yielding variety was Leila (15.66% producing better results for 3.42% absolute in comparison to the control variety. This variety produced good stands for the other parameters, too.

  12. Adaptation of dementia screening for vision-impaired older persons: administration of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE).

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    Busse, Anja; Sonntag, Astrid; Bischkopf, Jeannette; Matschinger, Herbert; Angermeyer, Matthias C

    2002-09-01

    In epidemiologic field studies on the prevalence and incidence of dementia the problems associated with the cognitive testing of visually impaired individuals are rarely discussed. In the Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged (LEILA 75+) a version of the Mini-Mental State Examination for the visually impaired (MMSE-blind) was employed from which all items requiring image processing had been omitted. To be able to interpret the test results and include vision-impaired individuals in the field study, the scores for the full MMSE were estimated by conducting linear transformation of the scores obtained on the MMSE-blind. The method of linear transformation is based on certain theoretical assumptions that are examined in this article. Linear transformation of scores has proved to be a valid procedure only for individuals with very high or very low cognitive performance. Thus, evaluation of the estimated full MMSE scores based on the norms for the original MMSE is not recommended. A blind version of the MMSE with age- and education-specific norms that has been validated as a screening tool for dementia is therefore presented.

  13. Historia y crítica de la opinión pública. Una aproximación

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    Gloria GARCÍA GONZÁLEZ

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El presente trabajo se conforma, a modo de breve reflexión, como un acercamiento a una pieza clave de la obra habermasiana que, a pesar de contar ya con más de treinta años desde su publicación en Alemania (Darmstadt, 1962, sigue suscitando interés y debate en torno a las que desde entonces son consideradas como las aportaciones más valiosas de la Escuela de Frankfurt al ámbito científico de la opinión pública, de lo que sería ejemplo destacado el encuentro que con motivo de su reciente traducción al inglés tuvo lugar en Massachusetts y su inmediata publicación a cargo de Craig Calhoun como Habermas and the Public Sphere en 1992. La vision aquí propuesta pretende subrayar, de la citada Historia y crítica de la opinión pública, su perspectiva comunicacional como ángulo, no suficientemente explotado por la historia política, desde el que revisar el origen y reciente desenvolvimiento (transformación estructural, dirá Habermas de la forma democrática de Estado conocida en occidente desde finales del pasado siglo.SUMMARY: This paper approaches History and criticism of public opinion, a nuclear piece of the habermasian work that, although published in Germany (Darmstadt, 1962 more than thirty years ago, still arouses great interest and discussion around what, since then, have been considered to be the most valuable contributions of the Frankfurt's School to the scientific study of public opinion. A proof of this interest was the conference that took place in Massachusetts and its immediate edition by Craig Calhoun under the title Habermas and the Public Sphere in 1992. The vision here exposed emphasizes the communicative angle of History and criticism of public opinion, not sufficiently mentioned in political history, as a vantage point from which we can revise the origin and recient evolution (structural transformation, in Habermas' words of the democratic form of the state in western societies since the end of the

  14. SU-G-JeP2-06: Dosimetric and Workflow Evaluation of First Commercial Synthetic CT Software for Clinical Use in Pelvis

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    Tyagi, N; Zhang, J; Happersett, L; Kadbi, M; Mechalakos, J; Deasy, J; Hunt, M [Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: evaluate a commercial synthetic CT (syn-CT) software for use in prostate radiotherapy Methods: Twenty prostate patients underwent CT and MR simulation scans in treatment position on a 3T Philips scanner. The MR protocol consisted of a T2w turbo spin-echo for soft tissue contrast, a 2D balanced-fast field echo (b-FFE) for fiducial identification, a dual-echo 3D FFE B0 map for distortion analysis and a 3D mDIXON FFE sequence to generate syn-CT. Two echoes are acquired during mDIXON scan, allowing water, fat, and in-phase images to be derived using the frequency shift of the fat and water protons. Tissues were classified as: air, adipose, water, trabecular/spongy bone and compact/cortical bone and assigned specific bulk HU values. Bone structures are segmented based on a pelvis bone atlas. Accuracy of syn-CT for patient treatment planning was analyzed by transferring the original plan and structures from the CT to syn-CT via rigid registration and recalculating dose. In addition, new IMRT plans were generated on the syn-CT using structures contoured on MR and transferred to the syn-CT. Accuracy of fiducial-based localization at the treatment machine performed using syn-CT or DRRs generated from syn-CT was assessed by comparing to orthogonal kV radiographs or CBCT. Results: Dosimetric comparison between CT and syn-CT was within 0.5% for all structures. The de-novo optimized plans generated on the syn-CT met our institutional clinical objectives for target and normal structures. Patient-induced susceptibility distortion based on B0 maps was within 1mm and 0.4 mm in the body and prostate. The rectal and bladder outlines on the syn-CT were deemed sufficient for assessing rectal and bladder filling on the CBCT at the time of treatment. CBCT localization showed a median error of < ±1 mm in LR, AP and SI direction. Conclusion: MRI derived syn-CT can be used clinically in MR-alone planning and treatment process for prostate. Drs. Deasy, Hunt and Tyagi have Master

  15. WE-F-304-03: Optic Nerve/Chiasm Hypofractionated SRS/SRT Dose Tolerance

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    Milano, M. [University of Rochester Medical Center (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) was introduced clinically more than twenty years ago, and many subsequent publications have reported safety and efficacy data. The AAPM Working Group on Biological Effects of Hypofractionated Radiotherapy/SBRT (WGSBRT) extracted published treatment outcomes data from extensive literature searches to summarize and construct tumor control probability (TCP) and normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) models for six anatomical regions: Cranial, Head and Neck, Thoracic, Abdominal, Pelvic, and Spinal. In this session, we present the WGSBRT’s work for cranial sites, and recurrent head and neck cancer. From literature-based data and associated models, guidelines to aid with safe and effective hypofractionated radiotherapy treatment are being determined. Further, the ability of existing and proposed radiobiological models to fit these data is considered as to the ability to distinguish between the linear-quadratic and alternative radiobiological models such as secondary cell death from vascular damage, immunogenic, or bystander effects. Where appropriate, specific model parameters are estimated. As described in “The lessons of QUANTEC,” (1), lack of adequate reporting standards continues to limit the amount of useful quantitative information that can be extracted from peer-reviewed publications. Recommendations regarding reporting standards are considered, to enable such reviews to achieve more complete characterization of clinical outcomes. 1 Jackson A, Marks LB, Bentzen SM, Eisbruch A, Yorke ED, Ten Haken RK, Constine LS, Deasy JO. The lessons of QUANTEC: recommendations for reporting and gathering data on dose-volume dependencies of treatment outcome. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Mar 1;76(3 Suppl):S155–60. Learning Objectives: Describe the techniques, types of cancer and dose schedules used in treating recurrent H&N cancers with SBRT List the radiobiological models that compete with the linear-quadratic model

  16. Características biológicas e evitabilidade de óbitos perinatais em uma localidade na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, 1999 a 2003 Biological features and avoidability of perinatal deaths in the city of Rio de Janeiro locality from 1999 to 2003

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    Sandra Costa Fonseca

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: analisar os óbitos perinatais de uma maternidade pública do município do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, quanto à características biológicas, critérios de evitabilidade, causas básicas e mortalidade por faixas de peso. MÉTODOS: o estudo de coorte foi realizado de 1999 a 2003, na Maternidade Leila Diniz do Hospital Municipal Raphael de Paula Souza, que é responsável por 50% dos partos de uma área programática 4 (Jacarepaguá e Barra da Tijuca. Foram incluídos óbitos perinatais com peso igual ou superior a 500 g. O instrumento principal de coleta de dados foi a Ficha de Investigação de Óbito Perinatal. Foi aplicada a Classificação de Wigglesworth para avaliar evitabilidade. RESULTADOS: houve 512 óbitos perinatais (377 fetais e 135 neonatais precoces. Os óbitos neonatais se concentraram nos primeiros três dias de vida. Vinte e quatro por cento dos óbitos cursaram com retardo de crescimento intra-uterino. As principais causas foram afecções maternas (hipertensão e sífilis e complicações de membrana, placenta e cordão. Foram considerados evitáveis cerca de 50% dos óbitos. CONCLUSÕES: o percentual de óbitos evitáveis foi elevado, mais concentrado nos óbitos fetais ocorridos antes do parto, sugerindo inadequação do pré-natal.OBJECTIVES: to analyze perinatal deaths in a public maternity hospital, located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to biological characteristics, basic causes, avoidability and birth weight-specific mortality rates. METHODS: the coorte study was performed from 1999 to 2003 in the maternity Leila Diniz, Hospital Municipal Raphael de Paula Souza, assisting 50% of the births in the geographic/administrative area 4 (Jacarepaguá and Barra da Tijuca. Perinatal deaths in cases where birth weight was equal or superior to 500 g were included. A standardized tool - Perinatal Investigation Report - and medical records were used to collect data. Death causes were investigated and the

  17. Proof of concept in cardiovascular risk: the paradoxical findings in blood pressure and lipid abnormalities

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    Fuchs FD

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Flavio Danni Fuchs, Sandra Costa Fuchs, Leila Beltrami Moreira, Miguel GusDivision of Cardiology and Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilAbstract: High blood pressure and lipoprotein abnormalities were identified by many cohort studies as the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Laboratory experiments apparently confirmed their role in the causation of atherosclerosis, but a proof of concept requires the corroboration by clinical trials in human beings. The size of benefit in clinical trials regarding the control of high blood pressure was within the estimations of risk provided by cohort studies. For a reduction of 10 mmHg in systolic blood pressure or 5 mmHg in diastolic blood pressure, the relative risk reduction of coronary heart disease was 22% (95% confidence interval 27%–17% in a meta-analysis of clinical trials, close to the estimation of reduction of 25% (95% confidence interval 23%–27% provided by a meta-analysis of cohort studies. The corresponding values for stroke were 41% (95% confidence interval 33%–48% in clinical trials compared to a cohort risk prediction of 36% (95% confidence interval 34%–38%. This efficacy was shared by all blood pressure-lowering drugs. The same figure has not paradoxically happened with drugs that act over abnormalities of cholesterol and lipoproteins. Only statins, which have other beneficial actions as well, have consistently lowered the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, an efficacy that was not reproduced by older and newer quite potent lipid drugs. The adverse effects of these drugs may nullify their beneficial effects over lipoproteins and abnormalities of lipoproteins may only be surrogate markers of the underlying real risks.Keywords: proof of concept, hypertension, lipoproteins, clinical trials

  18. Imaging choroidal neovascular membrane using en face swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography

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    Moussa M

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Magdy Moussa,1,2 Mahmoud Leila,3 Hagar Khalid1,2 1Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt; 2MEDIC Eye Center, Tanta, Egypt; 3Retina Department, Research Institute of Ophthalmology, Giza, Egypt Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA in delineating the morphology of choroidal neovascular membrane (CNV. Patients and methods: This was a retrospective observational case series reviewing clinical data and fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA, swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT, and SS-OCTA images of patients with CNV and comparing the findings. The swept-source technology enables deeper penetration and superior axial resolution. The incorporated blood flow detection algorithm, optical coherence tomography angiography ratio analysis (OCTARA, enables visualization of CNV in vivo without the need for dye injection. Results: The study included 136 eyes of 105 patients. Active lesions on SS-OCTA images showed increased capillary density, extensive arborization, vascular anastomosis and looping, and peri-lesional hollow. Inactive lesions showed decreased capillary density, presence of large linear vessels, and presence of feeder vessels supplying the CNV. We detected positive correlation between SS-OCTA, FFA, and SS-OCT images in 97% of eyes. In the remaining 3%, SS-OCTA confirmed the absence of CNV, whereas FFA and SS-OCT either were inconclusive in the diagnosis of CNV or yielded false-positive results. Conclusion: SS-OCT and SS-OCTA represent a reproducible risk-free analog for FFA in imaging CNV. SS-OCTA is particularly versatile in cases where FFA and SS-OCT are inconclusive. Keywords: swept-source OCT, OCT angiography, imaging of CNV, OCTARA algorithm

  19. Corneal biomechanics in asymmetrical normal-tension glaucoma

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Hazem Helmy,1 Mahmoud Leila,2 Ahmed Atef Zaki3 1Department of Glaucoma and Optic Nerve Diseases, 2Retina Department, 3Corneal Diseases Department, Research Institute of Ophthalmology, Cairo, Egypt Purpose: We aimed to assess corneal biomechanics using the ocular response analyzer in patients with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG, and to evaluate the relationship between corneal biomechanics and visual field loss. Methods: This was a prospective observational case series including patients with bilateral asymmetric NTG. For all patients, corneal hysteresis (CH, corneal resistance factor (CRF, CH - CRF difference, and central corneal thickness values were matched against the mean deviation (MD of the visual field and the cup/disc ratio. For paired-eye comparison in each patient, both eyes were categorized into a better-eyes group and a worse-eyes group according to lower and higher corneal-compensated intraocular pressure readings, respectively. Statistical analysis was carried out with the independent-samples Student’s t-test, and the level of statistical significance was set at 0.05. Correlation was assessed using Pearson’s correlation coefficient. Results: The study included 240 eyes of 120 patients. CH was inversely proportional to the MD in the visual field (P=0.01. CRF in both eyes was inversely proportional to the MD of the visual field (P=0.01. CH - CRF difference was directly proportional to the MD of the visual field (P=0.01. For paired-eye comparison, lower corneal-compensated intraocular pressure was associated with higher CH, higher CRF, smaller cup/disc ratio, and less deterioration of MD of visual field. Conclusion: CH, CRF, and CH - CRF are more powerful predictors of NTG progression than central corneal thickness. Keywords: corneal-compensated intraocular pressure, corneal hysteresis, corneal resistance factor

  20. Clinical and behavioral factors associated with management outcome in hospitalized patients with diabetic foot ulcer

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    Yekta Z

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Zahra Yekta1, Reza Pourali2, Rahim Nezhadrahim3, Leila Ravanyar4, Mohammad Ghasemi-rad5 1Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, 2Medical Demonstrator, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, 3Department of Infectious Disease, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, 4Master of Health Education, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, 5Student Research Committee, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Islamic Republic of Iran Objectives: Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU has been linked to high mortality and morbidity in diabetic patients. In spite of the increasing prevalence of diabetes and its complications, this issue has not been adequately studied in Iran. Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study we attempt to describe the prevalence of diabetic foot amputation in patients admitted to our training hospitals in Urmia, Iran, and also to determine the associated demographic, behavioral, and clinical factors. Results: Of 94 patients with DFU, 34 (32% had amputation. Those with amputation were significantly older and were also less educated than those without amputation, had longer duration of diabetes (hence were more likely to suffer from complications, and had high-risk wounds plus a poor glycemic control. On logistic regression analysis two variables were associated with amputation: Wagner classification ≥3 and HbA1c. On a receiver operating characteristics curve, the HbA1c cutoff point of 9.7% significantly discriminated to predict increasing risk of amputation. Conclusion: Both glycemic control and promoting the knowledge of patients and health care professionals in order to diagnose DFU in the early stages and to prevent development of the high-grade wounds would be a significant step in reducing the burden of DFU and its effect on quality of life in Iran. Keywords: diabetes mellitus, foot ulcer, amputation

  1. Contents: Volume 8 - Number 11 (April 4-2010 - Serial : 9 - Article Numbers: 12 Article(s

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    Full Text Available Relationship between motor and mental age in children with Down syndrome Hossein Sourtiji: Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Hosseini; Farin Soleimani, MD.; Seyed Ali Hosseini,Ph.D. Genotype –Phenotype Correlations in Iranian Myotonic Dystrophy type I patients Neda Moradi; Mojtaba Azimian; Bahareh ShojasaffarShahriar Nafisi; Mandana Hasanzad; Seyed Mohammad Ebrahim Moosavi; Azadeh Shirazia; Hossein Najmabadi; Kimia Kahrizi ;,Ana Maria Cobo; Kaveh Alavi; Stigma in Iranian Down Syndrome ,s Family Sahel hemmati, MD.; Farin Solemani, MD.; Asghar Dadkhah, PhD. Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy on Craving, Depression & anxiety among the Opiate abusers under MMT Fereshte momeni; Nahaleh Moshtag, PhD., Abbas Purshahbaz, PhD. Initial effect of taping technique on wrist extension and grip strength and pain of Individuals with lateral epicondylitis Alireza Shamsoddini; Mohammad Taghi Hollisaz, PhD.; Rahmatollah Hafezi, PhD. The effect of anger management skills training on reducing of aggression in mothers of children’s with attention deficit hyperactive disorder Shirin Valizadeh Environment and Blindness situation in Iran Soraya Askari; Narges Shafaroudi; Mohammad Kamali, PhD.; Mitra Khalafbeigy Hope – Oriented Mental Rehabilitation and enhancement of marital satisfaction among couples with addicted husband Hamid Darrodi, .;Seyed Jalal younesi, PhD.; Fazele Bahrami, PhD. Farshad Bahari, PhD.; Ali Akbar Solimanian, PhD. The comparison of the role of vision on static postural stability in athletes and non-athletes Zohre Meshkati, Ph.D ; Mehdi Namazizadeh, Ph.D; Mahyar Salavati, Ph.D Leila Meshkati

  2. Mental resilience, perceived immune functioning, and health

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    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Marith Van Schrojenstein Lantman,1 Marlou Mackus,1 Leila S Otten,1 Deborah de Kruijff,1 Aurora JAE van de Loo,1,2 Aletta D Kraneveld,1,2 Johan Garssen,1,3 Joris C Verster1,2,4 1Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands; 2Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands; 3Nutricia Research, Utrecht, the Netherlands; 4Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia Background: Mental resilience can be seen as a trait that enables an individual to recover from stress and to face the next stressor with optimism. People with resilient traits are considered to have a better mental and physical health. However, there are limited data available assessing the relationship between resilient individuals and their perspective of their health and immune status. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the relationship between mental resilience, perceived health, and perceived immune status. Methods: A total of 779 participants recruited at Utrecht University completed a questionnaire consisting of demographic characteristics, the brief resilience scale for the assessment of mental resilience, the immune function questionnaire (IFQ, and questions regarding their perceived health and immune status. Results: When correcting for gender, age, height, weight, smoker status, amount of cigarettes smoked per week, alcohol consumption status, amount of drinks consumed per week, drug use, and frequency of past year drug use, mental resilience was significantly correlated with perceived health (r=0.233, p=0.0001, perceived immune functioning (r=0.124, p=0.002, and IFQ score (r=−0.185, p=0.0001. Conclusion: A significant, albeit modest, relationship was found between mental resilience and perceived immune functioning and health. Keywords: mental resilience, immune functioning, health, vitality, quality of life

  3. Higher emotional intelligence is related to lower test anxiety among students

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    Ahmadpanah M

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Mohammad Ahmadpanah,1 Mohammadreza Keshavarz,1 Mohammad Haghighi,1 Leila Jahangard,1 Hafez Bajoghli,2 Dena Sadeghi Bahmani,3 Edith Holsboer-Trachsler,3 Serge Brand3,4 1Behavioral Disorders and Substances Abuse, Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran; 2Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 3Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders, 4Department of Sport, Exercise and Health Science, Sport Science Section, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Background: For students attending university courses, experiencing test anxiety (TA dramatically impairs cognitive performance and success at exams. Whereas TA is a specific case of social phobia, emotional intelligence (EI is an umbrella term covering interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, along with positive stress management, adaptability, and mood. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that higher EI and lower TA are associated. Further, sex differences were explored.Method: During an exam week, a total of 200 university students completed questionnaires covering sociodemographic information, TA, and EI.Results: Higher scores on EI traits were associated with lower TA scores. Relative to male participants, female participants reported higher TA scores, but not EI scores. Intrapersonal and interpersonal skills and mood predicted low TA, while sex, stress management, and adaptability were excluded from the equation.Conclusion: The pattern of results suggests that efforts to improve intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, and mood might benefit students with high TA. Specifically, social commitment might counteract TA. Keywords: test anxiety, emotional intelligence, students, interpersonal skills, intrapersonal skills

  4. Emotive and cognitive processes in cancer patients: linguistic profiles of post-traumatic growth.

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    Scrignaro, M; Marini, E; Magrin, M E; Borreani, C

    2018-01-01

    Starting from the challenge offered by the authors of the post-traumatic growth (PTG) construct (Tedeschi & Calhoun, ), this paper aims to explore the existence of different linguistic profiles of cognitive and emotional processes in PTG narratives. The autobiographical narratives of 40 cancer patients were analysed for both PTG and linguistic indicators of emotions and cognitive processes. PTG was operationalised as the presence of redemption sequences (McAdams, ). The emotional and cognitive linguistic indicators were analysed by the LIWC program (Pennebaker & Francis, ). All the narratives included PTG (M = 3.55, SD = 1.91). Three clusters of linguistic profiles were retained (60%-79% of variance explained): "disengagement", "assimilative" and "accommodative". These clusters differed significantly by PTG (F = 9.70, p < .000, η 2  = .34). Given the limitations of the study, the results highlight the importance of the linguistic approach to a deeper understanding of PTG and to tailored pathways of its promotion. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  5. Salem 98: A post-plume phase, federal participation exercise

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    1999-01-01

    Salem 98 was the largest nuclear power plant post-plume phase exercise since the 1993 FRMAC-93 exercise at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant in Nebraska. Salem 98 was a 3 Day exercise, held on May 5--7, 1998, involving participation by the States of New Jersey and Delaware and associated State and county agencies. Public Service Electric and Gas was the host utility and Salem County the host county. Federal participation included the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, US department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, the American Nuclear Insurers participated, adding a dimension to the exercise not experienced often enough. This was a stand-alone post-plume phase exercise, which took place 2 months after the evaluated plume phase exercise held on March 3, 1998, also including participation by various Federal agencies. This exercise demonstrated the positive working relationship among utility, State, county, and Federal responders in response to a postulated major nuclear power plant emergency with significant offsite consequences.

  6. Report to Congress on abnormal occurrences, January--March 1988

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    1988-07-01

    Section 208 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 identifies an abnormal occurrence as an unscheduled incident or event which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission determines to be significant from the standpoint of public health or safety and requires a quarterly report of such events to be made to Congress. This report covers the period from January 1 to March 31, 1988. For this reporting period, there were three abnormal occurrences at nuclear power plants licensed to operate: a potential for common mode failure of safety-related components due to a degraded instrument air system at Fort Calhoun; common mode failures of main steam isolation valves at Perry Unit 1; and a cracked pipe weld in a safety injection system at Farley Unit 2. There were six abnormal occurrences at other NRC licensees: a diagnostic medical misadministration; a breakdown in management controls at the Georgia Institute of Technology reactor facility; release of polonium-210 from static elimination devices manufactured by the 3M Company; two therapeutic medical misadministrationS; and a significant widespread breakdown in the radiation safety program at Case Western Reserve University research laboratories. There was one abnormal occurrence reported by an Agreement State (Texas) involving radiation injury to two radiographers. The report also contains information updating some previously reported abnormal occurrences. 43 refs

  7. Critical Theory and contemporary new challenges: globalization, cosmopolitanism and democracy

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    Fernando Perlatto

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available DOI DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7984.2016v15n34p110 During the last decades the field of social theory has seen the significant increase in the number of reflections on globalization and cosmopolitanism. Among the many efforts in this direction, the work of authors associated with critical theory, such as Jürgen Habermas, Nancy Fraser, Seyla Benhabib and Craig Calhoun, stand out. This article aims to analyze how these thinkers have approached these issues, showing how their recent work, despite differences, bear resemblances in that they seek to understand dialectically, in light of critical theory, the processes of globalization and intensifying cosmopolitanism in recent years. We intend to demonstrate that their reflections on these themes contribute to a critical perspective on cosmopolitanism and globalization, yet without leading to a rejection of a universal, democratic and emancipatory project.

  8. Linking Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Soil Moisture with Upland Soil Iron Reduction

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    Hodges, C. A.; Markewitz, D.; Thompson, A.

    2015-12-01

    Iron minerals play important roles in governing soil nutrient availability and carbon dynamics. Periods of intermittent anoxia (low-oxygen) in upland soils can drive microbial reduction and dissolution of iron minerals. However, quantifying ecosystem-scale iron reduction in upland soils is challenging. The key condition necessary for soil iron reduction is water saturation of soil micropores, even if the entire soil profile is not flooded. We assessed soil moisture and texture across three first-order watersheds at the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory in South Carolina, USA over one year using electromagnetic induction (EMI). From these point measurements, we have created monthly maps of interpolated soil moisture. From the EMI data, we found that locations that remain relatively wet or dry throughout the year are not related to hill-slope position but to differences in soil texture along a catena. Across a gradient of soil moisture and texture (based on soil conductivity from the EMI probe) we installed passive redox sensors and conducted in situ iron reduction experiments. This data will be presented and the relationships between iron reduction, the spatial distribution of soil moisture/clay content, and the significance of these data with respect to soil carbon cycling will be discussed.

  9. Hydrogen-deuterium exchange in the black-eyed pea trypsin and chymotrypsin inhibitar and its complex with β-trypsin

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    Mizuta, K.; Ikemoto, H.; Ventura, M.M.

    1980-01-01

    The H-D exchange of the black-eyed pea trypsin and chymotrypsin inhibitor (BTCI) in D 2 O was studied by an ultraviolet spectroscopic method recently proposed (J.J. Englander, D.B. Calhoun, and S.W. Englander (1979) Analytical Biochemistry, 92, 517-524). Isotopic exchange data are presented as plots of X (The fraction of unex-changed peptide hydrogen atoms at time t) versus log(k 0 t), where K 0 is the pH dependent rate constant for peptide groups exposed to the solvent. In the range of pD2.25-6.9, at 20 0 C, BTCI shows a continuous exchange curve which indicates that the exchange mechanism is of the EX 2 type and no detectable conformational changes occur in the protein. Deviations from this exchange curve are found at pD 7.3 and 8.0. About 60% of the peptide hydrogens of BTCI are exchanged for ΔG 0 0 [pt

  10. Gilbert's soil production paradigm applied to a critical zone's fractionation of particle sizes

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    Richter, D. D., Jr.; Austin, J.; Anderson, R. S.; Bacon, A. R.; Brantley, S. L.; Brecheisen, Z.; Schroeder, P. A.; Wade, A.; Holbrook, W. S.; Marcon, V.; Thompson, A.

    2017-12-01

    In 1877, Gilbert stated with wonder, "Over nearly the whole of the earth's surface, there is a soil, and wherever this exists we know that conditions are more favorable to weathering than to transportation." Today, Gilbert's soil production function serves as a paradigm of critical zone evolution. We apply the paradigm to coarse over fine (COF) textured soils found in many lithologies and climates, soils typically attributed to lessivage, to fine clays hydrologically moving from A to B horizons. While not denying lessivage, we consider particle size fractionation in response to Gilbert's soil production treadmill at the Calhoun CZOs 70-m deep borehole. Feldspars weather to sand- and silt-sized kaolinite between 30 and 3m, a dissolution we attribute to biota's CO2 and carbonic acid, but between 3 and 1m kaolinite is comminuted to clay-sized micelles that astoundingly increase from 5 to 50% by mass. Lessivage also concentrates clay-size kaolinite that also ensures that quartz sand totals 80% of A and E horizons in the upper 0.5m. We hypothesize that as sand and silt-size kaolinite is fed into the B horizon by the soil production treadmill, biologically mediated stresses from bioturbation comminute sand- and silt-size kaolinites. We further suggest that most COF soils are coarse over fine over coarse textured soils, all based on Gilbert's soil production paradigm.

  11. Broken bodies, healing spirits: road trauma survivor's perceptions of pastoral care during inpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation.

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    Calder, Andy; Badcoe, Andrew; Harms, Louise

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this article is to present findings from an Australian study that explored road trauma survivors' perceptions of spirituality and of a hospital-based pastoral care service throughout their inpatient rehabilitation. All participants had experienced severe orthopaedic injury. A mixed-method research design was used. The survey method elicited demographic, pastoral care contact and hospitalisation data. It included the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI; Tedeschi and Calhoun 1996) and an adapted World Health Organisation Pastoral Intervention (WHO 2002) coding schema (Constitution of the World Health Organisation, basic documents, supplement. 45 ed.). An interview method was used to elicit information about participants' prior and current experiences of faith and spirituality, expectations, and experiences of the pastoral care service, and perceptions of the role of pastoral care in their rehabilitation. A thematic analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data identified nine core themes of supportive pastoral care. Pastoral care was seen as a valued and supportive intervention. Participants who completed the PTGI reported at least some degree of posttraumatic growth. Further research is recommended to examine the role and efficacy of pastoral care that is integral to road trauma recovery support.

  12. Design basis document open-item resolution and reportability

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    Gambhir, S.K.; Livingston, B.R.; Purcell, J.J.; Erickson, E.A.

    1989-01-01

    In the process of reconstituting the design bases for older nuclear power plants, information or references may not be available to fully define the design requirements or to document and verify the adequacy of the design. Also, information that is in conflict with other data is identified. The missing and conflicting information must be reconstituted in order to adequately document the design bases of the plant. For these operating facilities, the identification, tracking, and resolution of missing or conflicting information is very important when the reporting requirements stipulated by 10CFR21, 10CFR50.72, and 10CFR50.73 are considered. Additionally, controlled documentation (calculations, drawings, etc.) used to develop the design basis documents may contain conflicting data. In some cases, conflicts between the as-built design and licensing or design basis requirements established in specific commitments to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission may be identified. Furthermore, concerns regarding the adequacy of safety-related systems or components to perform their required function may be identified that would warrant prompt action by the licensee. The approach discussed in this paper was used by Omaha Public Power District for the ongoing design basis reconstitution effort at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant

  13. Propagation of hydroclimatic variability through the critical zone

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    Porporato, A. M.; Calabrese, S.; Parolari, A.

    2016-12-01

    The interaction between soil moisture dynamics and mineral-weathering reactions (e.g., ion exchange, precipitation-dissolution) affects the availability of nutrients to plants, composition of soils, soil acidification, as well as CO2 sequestration. Across the critical zone (CZ), this interaction is responsible for propagating hydroclimatic fluctuations to deeper soil layers, controlling weathering rates via leaching events which intermittently alter the alkalinity levels. In this contribution, we analyze these dynamics using a stochastic modeling approach based on spatially lumped description of soil hydrology and chemical weathering reactions forced by multi-scale temporal hydrologic variability. We quantify the role of soil moisture dynamics in filtering the rainfall fluctuations through its impacts on soil water chemistry, described by a system of ordinary differential equations (and algebraic equations, for the equilibrium reactions), driving the evolution of alkalinity, pH, the chemical species of the soil solution, and the mineral-weathering rate. A probabilistic description of the evolution of the critical zone is thus obtained, allowing us to describe the CZ response to long-term climate fluctuations, ecosystem and land-use conditions, in terms of key variables groups. The model is applied to the weathering rate of albite in the Calhoun CZ observatory and then extended to explore similarities and differences across other CZs. Typical time scales of response and degrees of sensitivities of CZ to hydroclimatic fluctuations and human forcing are also explored.

  14. Salem 98: A post-plume phase, federal participation exercise

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    1999-01-01

    Salem 98 was the largest nuclear power plant post-plume phase exercise since the 1993 FRMAC-93 exercise at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant in Nebraska. Salem 98 was a 3 Day exercise, held on May 5--7, 1998, involving participation by the States of New Jersey and Delaware and associated State and county agencies. Public Service Electric and Gas was the host utility and Salem County the host county. Federal participation included the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, US department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, the American Nuclear Insurers participated, adding a dimension to the exercise not experienced often enough. This was a stand-alone post-plume phase exercise, which took place 2 months after the evaluated plume phase exercise held on March 3, 1998, also including participation by various Federal agencies. This exercise demonstrated the positive working relationship among utility, State, county, and Federal responders in response to a postulated major nuclear power plant emergency with significant offsite consequences

  15. Economic and Market Challenges Facing the U.S. Nuclear Commercial Fleet

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    Szilard, Ronaldo [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Sharpe, Phil [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Kee, Edward [Nuclear Economics Consulting Group, Washington, DC (United States); Davis, Edward [Nuclear Economics Consulting Group, Washington, DC (United States); Grecheck, Eugene [Grecheck Consulting LLC, Midlothian, VA (United States)

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    This report identifies underlying economic and electricity market factors that have led to early retirements of U.S. operating nuclear power plants, assesses the Gap between operating revenues and operating costs for selected nuclear power plants, and discusses a range of actions that might be taken to stop early retirement of operating nuclear power plants. The Kewaunee and Vermont Yankee nuclear power plants were retired early for economic and financial reasons. Early retirement has been announced or proposed for Clinton and Quad Cities in Illinois, Fitzpatrick and Ginna in New York, Fort Calhoun in Nebraska. Other nuclear power plants, including Palisades, Davis-Besse, Prairie Island, and Three Mile Island Unit 1, have been identified as facing financial stress that might lead to early retirement. The early retirement of operating nuclear power plants will mean the loss of a large amount of zero-emission electricity, inconsistent with the goal of reducing carbon emissions in the electricity sector. This report provides a high-level view of the major factors driving early retirement: • The U.S. market and private ownership approach to the electricity sector; • Low electricity market prices resulting from low natural gas prices, low demand growth, increased penetration of renewable generation, and negative electricity market prices; and • No compensation to nuclear power plants for public benefits including zero-emission electricity.

  16. Institute news

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    1999-11-01

    Joining the team A new member of staff has recently joined the Institute of Physics Education Department (Schools and Colleges) team. (Dr) Steven Chapman will have managerial responsibility for physics education issues in the 11 - 16 age range, particularly on the policy side. He will work closely with Mary Wood, who spends much of her time out and about doing the practical things to support physics education pre-16. Catherine Wilson will be spending more of her time working to support the Post-16 Physics Initiative but retains overall responsibility for the department. Steven graduated in Physics and Astronomy and then went on to do his doctorate at Sussex University. He stayed in the research field for a while, including a period at NPL. Then, having decided to train as a teacher, he taught for the last five years, most recently at a brand new school in Sutton where he was Head of Physics. Physics update Dates for `Physics Update' courses in 2000, intended for practising science teachers, are as follows: 1 - 3 April: Malvern College 9 - 10 June: Stirling University 8 - 10 July: York University 8 - 10 December: Oxford University The deadline for applications for the course to be held on 11 - 13 December 1999 at the School of Physics, Exeter University, is 12 November, so any late enquiries should be sent to Leila Solomon at The Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London W1N 3DH (tel: 020 7470 4821) right away. Name that teacher! Late nominations are still welcome for the Teachers of Physics/Teachers of Primary Science awards for the year 2000. Closing date for nominations is `the last week in November'. Further details can be obtained from Catherine Wilson or Barbara Hill in the Institute's Education Department. Forward and back! The Education Group's one-day meeting on 13 November is accepting bookings until almost the last minute, so don't delay your application! The day is entitled `Post-16 physics: Looking forward, learning from the past' and it aims to

  17. Insomnia is Associated with Cortical Hyperarousal as Early as Adolescence

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    Fernandez-Mendoza, Julio; Li, Yun; Vgontzas, Alexandros N.; Fang, Jidong; Gaines, Jordan; Calhoun, Susan L.; Liao, Duanping; Bixler, Edward O.

    2016-01-01

    Study Objectives: To examine whether insomnia is associated with spectral electroencephalographic (EEG) dynamics in the beta (15–35Hz) range during sleep in an adolescent general population sample. Methods: A case-control sample of 44 adolescents from the Penn State Child Cohort underwent a 9-h polysomnography, clinical history and physical examination. We examined low-beta (15–25 Hz) and high-beta (25–35 Hz) relative power at central EEG derivations during sleep onset latency (SOL), sleep onset (SO), non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, and wake after sleep onset (WASO). Results: Compared to controls (n = 21), individuals with insomnia (n = 23) showed increased SOL and WASO and decreased sleep duration and efficiency, while no differences in sleep architecture were found. Insomniacs showed increased low-beta and high-beta relative power during SOL, SO, and NREM sleep as compared to controls. High-beta relative power was greater during all sleep and wake states in insomniacs with short sleep duration as compared to individuals with insomnia with normal sleep duration. Conclusions: Adolescent insomnia is associated with increased beta EEG power during sleep, which suggests that cortical hyperarousal is present in individuals with insomnia as early as adolescence. Interestingly, cortical hyperarousal is greatest in individuals with insomnia with short sleep duration and may explain the sleep complaints of those with normal sleep duration. Disturbed cortical networks may be a shared mechanism putting individuals with insomnia at risk of psychiatric disorders. Citation: Fernandez-Mendoza J, Li Y, Vgontzas AN, Fang J, Gaines J, Calhoun SL, Liao D, Bixler EO. Insomnia is associated with cortical hyperarousal as early as adolescence. SLEEP 2016;39(5):1029–1036. PMID:26951400

  18. Clinical and Polysomnographic Predictors of the Natural History of Poor Sleep in the General Population

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    Fernandez-Mendoza, Julio; Vgontzas, Alexandros N.; Bixler, Edward O.; Singareddy, Ravi; Shaffer, Michele L.; Calhoun, Susan L.; Karataraki, Maria; Vela-Bueno, Antonio; Liao, Duanping

    2012-01-01

    Study Objectives: Approximately 8-10% of the general population suffers from chronic insomnia, whereas another 20-30% of the population has insomnia symptoms at any given time (i.e., poor sleep). However, few longitudinal studies have examined risk factors of the natural history of poor sleep, and none have examined the role of polysomnographic (PSG) variables. Design: Representative longitudinal study. Setting: Sleep laboratory. Participants: From a random, general population sample of 1,741 individuals of the adult Penn State Cohort, 1,395 were followed up after 7.5 yr. Measurements: Full medical evaluation and 1-night PSG at baseline and telephone interview at follow-up. Results: The rate of incident poor sleep was 18.4%. Physical (e.g., obesity, sleep apnea, and ulcer) and mental (e.g., depression) health conditions and behavioral factors (e.g., smoking and alcohol consumption) increased the odds of incident poor sleep as compared to normal sleep. The rates of persistent, remitted, and poor sleepers who developed chronic insomnia were 39%, 44%, and 17%, respectively. Risk factors for persistent poor sleep were physical health conditions combined with psychologic distress. Shorter objective sleep duration and a family history of sleep problems were risk factors for poor sleep evolving into chronic insomnia. Conclusions: Poor sleep appears to be primarily a symptom of physical and mental health conditions, whereas the persistence of poor sleep is associated with psychologic distress. Importantly, sleep apnea appears to be associated with incident poor sleep but not with chronic insomnia. Finally, this study suggests that objective short sleep duration in poor sleepers is a biologic marker of genetic predisposition to chronic insomnia. Citation: Fernandez-Mendoza J; Vgontzas AN; Bixler EO; Singareddy R; Shaffer ML; Calhoun SL; Karataraki M; Vela-Bueno A; Liao D. Clinical and polysomnographic predictors of the natural history of poor sleep in the general population

  19. Management of patients with resistant hypertension: current treatment options

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    Kumar N

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Nilay Kumar,1 David A Calhoun,2 Tanja Dudenbostel21Department of Medicine, 2Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension and Vascular Biology Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USAAbstract: Resistant hypertension (RHTN is an increasingly common clinical problem that is often heterogeneous in etiology, risk factors, and comorbidities. It is defined as uncontrolled blood pressure on optimal doses of three antihypertensive agents, ideally one being a diuretic. The definition also includes controlled hypertension with use of four or more antihypertensive agents. Recent observational studies have advanced the characterization of patients with RHTN. Patients with RHTN have higher rates of cardiovascular events and mortality compared with patients with more easily controlled hypertension. Secondary causes of hypertension, including obstructive sleep apnea, primary aldosteronism, renovascular disease, are common in patients with RHTN and often coexist in the same patient. In addition, RHTN is often complicated by metabolic abnormalities. Patients with RHTN require a thorough evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and optimize treatment, which typically includes a combination of lifestyle adjustments, and pharmacologic and interventional treatment. Combination therapy including a diuretic, a long-acting calcium channel blocker, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, a beta blocker, and a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist where warranted is the classic regimen for patients with treatment-resistant hypertension. Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists like spironolactone or eplerenone have been shown to be efficacious in patients with RHTN, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and primary aldosteronism. Novel interventional therapies, including baroreflex activation and renal denervation, have shown that both of these methods may be used to lower blood pressure safely, thereby providing exciting and promising new

  20. Risk Management Implementation Tool

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    Wright, Shayla L.

    2004-01-01

    Continuous Risk Management (CM) is a software engineering practice with processes, methods, and tools for managing risk in a project. It provides a controlled environment for practical decision making, in order to assess continually what could go wrong, determine which risk are important to deal with, implement strategies to deal with those risk and assure the measure effectiveness of the implemented strategies. Continuous Risk Management provides many training workshops and courses to teach the staff how to implement risk management to their various experiments and projects. The steps of the CRM process are identification, analysis, planning, tracking, and control. These steps and the various methods and tools that go along with them, identification, and dealing with risk is clear-cut. The office that I worked in was the Risk Management Office (RMO). The RMO at NASA works hard to uphold NASA s mission of exploration and advancement of scientific knowledge and technology by defining and reducing program risk. The RMO is one of the divisions that fall under the Safety and Assurance Directorate (SAAD). I worked under Cynthia Calhoun, Flight Software Systems Engineer. My task was to develop a help screen for the Continuous Risk Management Implementation Tool (RMIT). The Risk Management Implementation Tool will be used by many NASA managers to identify, analyze, track, control, and communicate risks in their programs and projects. The RMIT will provide a means for NASA to continuously assess risks. The goals and purposes for this tool is to provide a simple means to manage risks, be used by program and project managers throughout NASA for managing risk, and to take an aggressive approach to advertise and advocate the use of RMIT at each NASA center.

  1. Persistent Insomnia: the Role of Objective Short Sleep Duration and Mental Health

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    Vgontzas, Alexandros N.; Fernandez-Mendoza, Julio; Bixler, Edward O.; Singareddy, Ravi; Shaffer, Michele L.; Calhoun, Susan L.; Liao, Duanping; Basta, Maria; Chrousos, George P.

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    Study Objectives: Few population-based, longitudinal studies have examined risk factors for persistent insomnia, and the results are inconsistent. Furthermore, none of these studies have examined the role of polysomnographic (PSG) variables such as sleep duration or sleep apnea on the persistence of insomnia. Design: Representative longitudinal study. Setting: Sleep laboratory. Participants: From a random, general population sample of 1741 individuals of the adult Penn State Cohort, 1395 were followed-up after 7.5 years. Measurements: Individuals underwent one-night PSG and full medical evaluation at baseline and a telephone interview at follow-up. PSG sleep duration was analyzed as a continuous variable and as a categorical variable: insomnia persistence, partial remission, and full remission were 44.0%, 30.0%, and 26.0%, respectively. Objective short sleep duration significantly increased the odds of persistent insomnia as compared to normal sleep (OR = 3.19) and to fully remitted insomnia (OR = 4.92). Mental health problems at baseline were strongly associated with persistent insomnia as compared to normal sleep (OR = 9.67) and to a lesser degree compared to fully remitted insomnia (OR = 3.68). Smoking, caffeine, and alcohol consumption and sleep apnea did not predict persistent insomnia. Conclusions: Objective short sleep duration and mental health problems are the strongest predictors of persistent insomnia. These data further support the validity and clinical utility of objective short sleep duration as a novel marker of the biological severity of insomnia. Citation: Vgontzas AN; Fernandez-Mendoza J; Bixler EO; Singareddy R; Shaffer ML; Calhoun SL; Liao D; Basta M; Chrousos GP. Persistent insomnia: the role of objective short sleep duration and mental health. SLEEP 2012;35(1):61-68. PMID:22215919

  2. Helium Ion Microscopy: A Promising Tool for Probing Biota-Mineral Interfaces

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    Lybrand, R.; Zaharescu, D. G.; Gallery, R. E.

    2017-12-01

    The study of biogeochemical interfaces in soil requires powerful technologies that can enhance our ability to characterize mineral surfaces and interacting organisms at micro- to nanoscale resolutions. We aim to demonstrate potential applications of Helium Ion Microscopy in the earth and ecological sciences using, as an example, samples from a field experiment. We assessed samples deployed for one year along climatic and topographic gradients in two Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs): a desert to mixed conifer forest gradient (Catalina CZO) and a humid hardwood forest (Calhoun CZO). Sterile ground rock (basalt, quartz, and granite; 53-250 µm) was sealed into nylon mesh bags and buried in the surface soils of both CZOs. We employed helium ion and scanning electron microscopies to compare retrieved ground rock samples with sterile unreacted mineral controls in conjunction with the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA. Our work showed early colonization of mesh bag materials by fungal and bacterial organisms from the field systems and identified morphological changes in mineral grains following exposure to the soil environment. Biological specimens observed on grain surfaces exhibited contrasting features depending on mineral type and ecosystem location, including fungal hyphae that varied in length, diameter, and surface morphologies. We also present imagery that provides evidence for incipient stages of mineral transformation at the fungal-mineral interface. Our findings demonstrate that helium ion microscopy can be successfully used to characterize grain features and biological agents of weathering in experimental field samples, representing a promising avenue for research in the biogeosciences. Future directions of this work will couple high resolution imaging with measures of aqueous and solid geochemistry, fungal morphological characterization, and microbial profiling to better understand mineral

  3. Improving the outcomes of children affected by parental substance abuse: a review of randomized controlled trials

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    Full Text Available Stacy Calhoun,1,2 Emma Conner,2 Melodi Miller,3 Nena Messina1 1UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 2Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA; 3Social Solutions International, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, USA Abstract: Substance abuse is a major public health concern that impacts not just the user but also the user's family. The effect that parental substance abuse has on children has been given substantial attention over the years. Findings from the literature suggest that children of substance-abusing parents have a high risk of developing physical and mental health and behavioral problems. A number of intervention programs have been developed for parents who have a substance abuse problem. There have also been a number of interventions that have been developed for children who have at least one parent with a substance abuse problem. However, it remains unclear how we can best mitigate the negative effects that parental substance abuse has on children due to the scarcity of evaluations that utilize rigorous methodologies such as experimental designs. The purpose of this study is to review randomized controlled trials of intervention programs targeting parents with substance abuse problems and/or children with at least one parent with a substance abuse problem in order to identify programs that show some promise in improving the behavioral and mental health outcomes of children affected by parental substance abuse. Four randomized controlled trials that met our eligibility criteria were identified using major literature search engines. The findings from this review suggest that interventions that focus on improving parenting practices and family functioning may be effective in reducing problems in children affected by parental substance abuse. However, further research utilizing rigorous methodologies are needed in order to identify other successful interventions that can

  4. Beyond the black box: drug- and device-associated hypersensitivity events

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    Charles L Bennett

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Charles L Bennett1,2, Olatokunbo S Adegboro2, Elizabeth A Calhoun2, Dennis Raisch3,41Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA; 2University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago, IL, USA; 3University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM, USA; 4Veteran Affairs Cooperative Studies Program, Clinical Research Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM, USABackground: Drug- and device-associated hypersensitivity reactions are serious toxicities that can result in respiratory failure or acute cardiac ischemic events, or even severe hypersensitivity syndromes such as Stevens–Johnson syndrome. These toxicities are usually poorly described in the “black box” warnings section of the product labels.Methods: Adverse event reports contained in databases maintained by the Project on Medical Research on Adverse Drug Events and Reports (Med-RADAR, product labels, safety advisories disseminated by pharmaceutical manufacturers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC were reviewed.Results: Adverse event reports identified three health care workers who developed nevirapineassociated Stevens–Johnson syndrome following occupational exposure to HIV-infected blood or blood products; four persons with localized hypersensitivity and fatal cardiac events associated with rapamycin- or paclitaxel-coated coronary artery stent placements; and six persons with breast cancer who developed severe or fatal anaphylaxis after receiving adjuvant chemotherapy with Cremophor-EL containing paclitaxel. Safety advisories from the FDA, CDC, and the relevant pharmaceutical manufacturers were ambiguous in their description in “black box” warning sections of package inserts describing these serious and potentially fatal toxicities. Conclusion: Improvements are needed in pharmacovigilance and subsequent dissemination of safety advisories for drug/device-associated hypersensitivity reactions.Keywords: adverse events

  5. Genetic analysis and chromosome mapping of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum (FON) race 1 and race 2 in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus L.).

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    Ren, Yi; Di Jiao; Gong, Guoyi; Zhang, Haiying; Guo, Shaogui; Zhang, Jie; Xu, Yong

    Fusarium wilt (FW) caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp . niveum (FON) is the major soilborne disease of watermelon ( Citrullus lanatus L.). The development and deployment of resistant cultivars is generally considered to be an effective approach to control FW. In this study, an F8 population consisting of 103 recombinant inbred lines derived from a cross between the cultivar 97103 and a wild accession PI 296341-FR was used for FON race 1 and race 2 fungal inoculations. One major QTL on chromosome 1 for FON race 1 resistance was detected with a logarithm of odds of 13.2 and explained phenotypic variation R 2  = 48.1 %; two QTLs of FON race 2 resistance on chromosomes 9 and 10 were discovered based on the high-density integrated genetic map we constructed. The nearest molecular marker should be useful for marker-assisted selection of FON race 1 and race 2 resistance. One receptor kinase, one glucan endo-1,3-β-glucosidase precursors and three acidic chitinase located in the FON-1 QTL genomic region. In Qfon2.1 QTL region, one lipoxygenase gene, five receptor-like kinases and four glutathione S-transferase genes are discovered. One arginine biosynthesis bifunctional protein, two receptor kinase proteins and one lipid-transfer protein located in Qfon2.2 QTL region. Based on SNP analysis by using 20 re-sequenced accessions of watermelon and 231-plant F 2 population generated from Black Diamond × Calhoun Grey, we developed a SNP marker Chr1SNP_502124 for FON-1 detection.

  6. Topographic variability and the influence of soil erosion on the carbon cycle

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    Dialynas, Yannis G.; Bastola, Satish; Bras, Rafael L.; Billings, Sharon A.; Markewitz, Daniel; Richter, Daniel deB.

    2016-05-01

    Soil erosion, particularly that caused by agriculture, is closely linked to the global carbon (C) cycle. There is a wide range of contrasting global estimates of how erosion alters soil-atmosphere C exchange. This can be partly attributed to limited understanding of how geomorphology, topography, and management practices affect erosion and oxidation of soil organic C (SOC). This work presents a physically based approach that stresses the heterogeneity at fine spatial scales of SOC erosion, SOC burial, and associated soil-atmosphere C fluxes. The Holcombe's Branch watershed, part of the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory in South Carolina, USA, is the case study used. The site has experienced some of the most serious agricultural soil erosion in North America. We use SOC content measurements from contrasting soil profiles and estimates of SOC oxidation rates at multiple soil depths. The methodology was implemented in the tRIBS-ECO (Triangulated Irregular Network-based Real-time Integrated Basin Simulator-Erosion and Carbon Oxidation), a spatially and depth-explicit model of SOC dynamics built within an existing coupled physically based hydro-geomorphic model. According to observations from multiple soil profiles, about 32% of the original SOC content has been eroded in the study area. The results indicate that C erosion and its replacement exhibit significant topographic variation at relatively small scales (tens of meters). The episodic representation of SOC erosion reproduces the history of SOC erosion better than models that use an assumption of constant erosion in space and time. The net atmospheric C exchange at the study site is estimated to range from a maximum source of 14.5 g m-2 yr-1 to a maximum sink of -18.2 g m-2 yr-1. The small-scale complexity of C erosion and burial driven by topography exerts a strong control on the landscape's capacity to serve as a C source or a sink.

  7. Software Quality Assurance Metrics

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    McRae, Kalindra A.

    2004-01-01

    Software Quality Assurance (SQA) is a planned and systematic set of activities that ensures conformance of software life cycle processes and products conform to requirements, standards and procedures. In software development, software quality means meeting requirements and a degree of excellence and refinement of a project or product. Software Quality is a set of attributes of a software product by which its quality is described and evaluated. The set of attributes includes functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability. Software Metrics help us understand the technical process that is used to develop a product. The process is measured to improve it and the product is measured to increase quality throughout the life cycle of software. Software Metrics are measurements of the quality of software. Software is measured to indicate the quality of the product, to assess the productivity of the people who produce the product, to assess the benefits derived from new software engineering methods and tools, to form a baseline for estimation, and to help justify requests for new tools or additional training. Any part of the software development can be measured. If Software Metrics are implemented in software development, it can save time, money, and allow the organization to identify the caused of defects which have the greatest effect on software development. The summer of 2004, I worked with Cynthia Calhoun and Frank Robinson in the Software Assurance/Risk Management department. My task was to research and collect, compile, and analyze SQA Metrics that have been used in other projects that are not currently being used by the SA team and report them to the Software Assurance team to see if any metrics can be implemented in their software assurance life cycle process.

  8. Validity and test–retest reliability of the Persian version of the Montgomery–Asberg Depression Rating Scale

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    Ahmadpanah M

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Mohammad Ahmadpanah,1 Meisam Sheikhbabaei,1 Mohammad Haghighi,1 Fatemeh Roham,1 Leila Jahangard,1 Amineh Akhondi,2 Dena Sadeghi Bahmani,3 Hafez Bajoghli,4 Edith Holsboer-Trachsler,3 Serge Brand3,5 1Behavioral Disorders and Substances Abuse Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran; 2Hamadan Educational Organization, Ministry of Education, Hamadan, Iran; 3Center for Affective, Stress, and Sleep Disorders, Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 4Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 5Department of Sport, Exercise and Health Science, Sport Science Section, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Background and aims: The Montgomery–Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS is an expert’s rating tool to assess the severity and symptoms of depression. The aim of the present two studies was to validate the Persian version of the MADRS and determine its test–retest reliability in patients diagnosed with major depressive disorders (MDD. Methods: In study 1, the translated MADRS and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS were applied to 210 patients diagnosed with MDD and 100 healthy adults. In study 2,200 patients diagnosed with MDD were assessed with the MADRS in face-to-face interviews. Thereafter, 100 patients were assessed 3–14 days later, again via face-to-face-interviews, while the other 100 patients were assessed 3–14 days later via a telephone interview. Results: Study 1: The MADRS and HDRS scores between patients with MDD and healthy controls differed significantly. Agreement between scoring of the MADRS and HDRS was high (r=0.95. Study 2: The intraclass correlation coefficient (test–retest reliability was r=0.944 for the face-to-face interviews, and r=0.959 for the telephone interviews. Conclusion: The present data suggest that the Persian MADRS has high validity and excellent test–retest reliability over

  9. The Many Riches of Human Flourishing: On the Veiled Agent in Veil Narratives

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    Muneer Aram Kuzhiyan

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    Full Text Available This paper critiques what it calls the parochial conception of agency animating the narrative of the Malayalam writer Khadija Mumthas' novel Barsa (2007 that is anchored in the notion that acts of resistance to relations of domination exhaust the field of human action. Following contemporary cultural anthropologists Talal Asad (1993, Saba Mahmood (2005 and Charles Hirschkind (2006, I argue that if unveiling of a Muslim woman in the spirit of liberatory endeavour constitutes one modality of action, the religiously-inspired programme of moral formation, including adopting the veil, practiced by many Muslim women in Kerala, as elsewhere, often decried for their patriarchal proclivities is also a speech act that makes up agency, no less. I find particularly useful here the idea of 'docility' that Mahmood (2005 develops out of Foucault (1990: rather than being a synonym for passivity, 'docility' in this line of thought takes on a meaning of 'teachability' that demands will, effort and perseverance. This understanding brings to sharp relief the Foucauldian insight that specific relations of subordination enable and enact modes of human agency. Lost in Khadija Mumthas' monologue of agency is the fact that divergent conceptual understandings of a practice create divergent subjectivities and social and political life worlds and it would be a mistake to privilege one over the other. The novel, I argue, betrays the author's dis-ease with the modalities of agency other than subverting norms and belies the burden of proving Islam's compatibility with the ideals of liberalism-a burden she shares with many contemporary Muslim reformers who fit the bill 'liberal Islam.' Finally, by way of comparison and contrast, I call attention to the anglophone Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela's two novels The Translator (1999 and Minaret (2005 which, even as they exploit as one of their key thematic concerns the role of religion in the protagonists' identity formation and

  10. Systematic review of clinical studies related to pork intake and metabolic syndrome or its components

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    Full Text Available Nicolas Stettler,1 Mary M Murphy,1 Leila M Barraj,1 Kimberly M Smith,2 Rexford S Ahima3 1Exponent Inc, Washington, DC, USA; 2Exponent Inc, Derby, United Kingdom; 3Translational Research Center, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA Abstract: Globally, both the incidence of type 2 diabetes and the consumption of meat, in particular pork meat, have increased, concurrently. Processed meats have been associated with an increased risk for diabetes in observational studies. Therefore, it is important to understand the possible mechanisms of this association and the impact of meats from different species. The goal of this systematic review was to assess experimental human studies of the impact of pork intake compared with other protein sources on early markers for the development of diabetes, ie, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and the components of the metabolic syndrome. A systematic review was conducted searching PubMed and EMBASE and using the Cochrane and PRISMA guidelines. Eight studies were eligible and critically reviewed. Five studies were based on a single meal or single day exposure to pork, as compared with other sources of protein. The glucose-insulin response following the pork meals did not differ compared with beef, shrimp, or mixed sources of proteins. However, compared with eggs, ham (processed meat led to a larger insulin response in nonobese subjects. Compared with whey, ham led to a smaller insulin response and a larger glucose response. These findings suggest possible mechanisms for the association between processed meat and the development of diabetes. Nonprocessed pork meats were not compared with eggs or whey. The three longer interventions (11 days to 6 months did not show a significant impact of pork on the components of the metabolic syndrome, with the exception of a possible benefit on waist circumference and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (one study each with

  11. Computerized cognitive stimulation and engagement programs in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: comparing feasibility, acceptability, and cognitive and psychosocial effects

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    Djabelkhir L

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    Full Text Available Leila Djabelkhir,1,2 Ya-Huei Wu,1,2 Jean-Sébastien Vidal,1 Victoria Cristancho-Lacroix,1,2 Fabienne Marlats,1,2 Hermine Lenoir,1,2 Ariela Carno,1 Anne-Sophie Rigaud1,2 1Department of Clinical Gerontology, Broca Hospital, Public Assistance – Paris Hospitals (AP-HP, 2Research Team 4468, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France Purpose: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI is associated with a higher risk of dementia and is becoming a topic of interest for pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. With advances in technology, computer-based cognitive exercises are increasingly integrated into traditional cognitive interventions, such as cognitive training. Another type of cognitive intervention involving technology use is cognitive engagement, consisting of involving participants in highly motivational and mentally challenging activities, such as learning to use a form of new digital technology. This study examined the feasibility and acceptability of a computerized cognitive stimulation (CCS program and a computerized cognitive engagement (CCE program, and then compared their effects in older adults with MCI.Patients and methods: In this randomized study, data from 19 MCI patients were analyzed (n=9 in CCS and n=10 in CCE. The patients attended a group weekly session for a duration of 3 months. Assessments of cognitive and psychosocial variables were conducted at baseline (M0 and at the end of the programs (M3.Results: All of the participants attended the 12 sessions and showed a high level of motivation. Attrition rate was very low (one dropout at M3 assessment. At M3, the CCS participants displayed a significant improvement in part B of the Trail Making Test (TMT-B; p=0.03 and self-esteem (p=0.005, while the CCE participants showed a significant improvement in part A of the Trail Making Test (TMT-A; p=0.007 and a higher level of technology acceptance (p=0.006. The two groups did not differ significantly (p>0.05 in cognitive and

  12. AHP 27: A Northeastern Tibetan Childhood

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    Tsering Bum ཚེ་རིང་འབུམ།

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    poorly documented but well-known troubles the Amdo Tibetans faced under the warlord Ma Bufang. Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Assistant Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University

  13. 1H-Magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of stimulant medication effect on brain metabolites in French Canadian children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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    Full Text Available Leila BenAmor1,21Department of Psychiatry Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 2Department of Psychiatry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaBackground: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder in school aged children. Functional abnormalities have been reported in brain imaging studies in ADHD populations. Psychostimulants are considered as the first line treatment for ADHD. However, little is known of the effect of stimulants on brain metabolites in ADHD patients.Objectives: To compare the brain metabolite concentrations in children with ADHD and on stimulants with those of drug naïve children with ADHD, versus typically developed children, in a homogenous genetic sample of French Canadians.Methods: Children with ADHD on stimulants (n=57 and drug naïve children with ADHD (n=45 were recruited, as well as typically developed children (n=38. The presence or absence of ADHD diagnosis (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV criteria was based on clinical evaluation and The Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children IV. All children (n=140 underwent a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy session to measure the ratio of N-acetyl-aspartate, choline, glutamate, and glutamate–glutamine to creatine, respectively, in the left and right prefrontal and striatal regions of the brain, as well as in the left cerebellum.Results: When compared with drug naïve children with ADHD, children with ADHD on stimulants and children typically developed were found to have higher choline ratios in the left prefrontal region (P=0.04 and lower N-acetyl-aspartate ratios in the left striatum region (P=0.01, as well as lower glutamate–glutamine ratios in the left cerebellum (P=0.05. In these three regions, there was no difference between children with ADHD on stimulants and typically developed children.Conclusion: Therapeutic psychostimulant effects in children with ADHD may be

  14. Criterios para análisis comparativo de modelos y diseños educativos Critérios para a análi se comparativo de modelos e desenhos educacionais Criteria for a Comparative Analysis of Educational Models and Designs

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    Lourdes Morán

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    Full Text Available Las elaboraciones teóricas acerca de modelos de enseñanza y diseños de la instrucción, han sido producciones analizadas por los didactas preocupados por investigar la acción pedagógica, y por los docentes que se encuentran comprometidos con la compleja tarea de enseñar. Frente a ello, los modelos de enseñanza y los diseños de la instrucción son producciones teóricas que siempre permiten profundizar aún más en los problemas de la educación. En este trabajo, el abordaje que propongo se orienta a un análisis comparativo de los modelos y diseños, a través de dos textos: Modelos de enseñanza de B. Joyce, M. Weil y E. Calhoun, y Diseño de la instrucción de Charles M. Reigeluth. Para su comparación elaboré una serie de criterios, que permiten distinguir las características esenciales de cada uno de ellos y que posibilitan realizar interconexiones entre elementos fundamentales, como el contenido, la metodología, los recursos, el docente y la realidad del aula. Sin la intención de ser un trabajo conclusivo, puesto que el educativo es un campo en constante cambio y actualización, este escrito pretende aportar elementos nuevos para la elaboración de las experiencias formativas.As elaborações teóricas sobre modelos de ensino e desenhos da instrução têm sido analisadas pelos didatas preocupados por pesquisar a ação pedagógica e pelos docentes comprometidos com a complexa tarefa do ensino. Os modelos de ensino e os desenhos da instrução são produções teóricas que permitem aprofundar muito mais nos temas da educação. Neste artigo proponho uma aproximação orientada para a análise comparativa dos modelos e desenhos na base de dois textos: Modelos de enseñanza (Joyce, Weil e Calhoun e Diseño de la instrucción (Reigeluth. Para compará-los, crie uma série de critérios que permitem diferenciar as suas características essenciais e possibilitam realizar interconexões entre elementos chave como o conteúdo, a

  15. Expediente - 2014 (2

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    Revista de Ensino de Bioquímica

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    Full Text Available Equipe de Trabalho 2014 1. Equipe editorial Editor-Chefe Bayardo Bapstista Torres, Instituto de Química - USP, Brasil Eduardo Galembeck, Departamento de Bioquímica Instituto de Biologia UNICAMP, Brasil   Co-editores Gabriel Gerber Hornink, Depto. Bioquímica, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade - Federal de Alfenas - Unifal-MG, Brasil Vera Maria Treis Trindade, Instituto de Ciências Básicas da Saúde, Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil   Corpo Editorial Adriana Cassina, Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguai Angel Herráez, Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología molecular, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Espanha André Amaral Gonçalves Bianco, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp, Brasil Denise Vaz de Macedo, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp, Brasil Eneida de Paula, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp, Brasil Guilherme Andrade Marson, Instituto de Química - USP, Brasil Jose Antonio Martinez Oyanedel, Universidad de Concepción, Chile Josep Maria Fernández Novell, Dept. Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular Universitat de Barcelona, Espanha Leila Maria Beltramini, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade Estadual de São Paulo - USP, Brasil Manuel João da Costa, Escola de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Minho, Portugal Maria Lucia Bianconi, Instituto de Bioquímica Médica Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Brasil María Noel Alvarez, Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguai Miguel Ángel Medina Torres, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Faculty of Sciences University of Málaga, Espanha Nelma Regina Segnini Bossolan, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Brasil Paulo De Avila

  16. Equipe de trabalho

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    Gabriel Gerber Hornink

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available   Equipe de Trabalho 2014 1. Equipe editorial Editor-Chefe Bayardo Bapstista Torres, Instituto de Química - USP, Brasil Eduardo Galembeck, Departamento de Bioquímica Instituto de Biologia UNICAMP, Brasil   Editores Gabriel Gerber Hornink, Depto. Bioquímica, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade - Federal de Alfenas - Unifal-MG, Brasil Vera Maria Treis Trindade, Instituto de Ciências Básicas da Saúde, Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil   Corpo Editorial Adriana Cassina, Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguai Angel Herráez, Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología molecular, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Espanha André Amaral Gonçalves Bianco, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp, Brasil Denise Vaz de Macedo, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp, Brasil Eneida de Paula, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp, Brasil Guilherme Andrade Marson, Instituto de Química - USP, Brasil Jose Antonio Martinez Oyanedel, Universidad de Concepción, Chile Josep Maria Fernández Novell, Dept. Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular Universitat de Barcelona, Espanha Leila Maria Beltramini, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade Estadual de São Paulo - USP, Brasil Manuel João da Costa, Escola de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Minho, Portugal Maria Lucia Bianconi, Instituto de Bioquímica Médica Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Brasil María Noel Alvarez, Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguai Miguel Ángel Medina Torres, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Faculty of Sciences University of Málaga, Espanha Nelma Regina Segnini Bossolan, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Brasil Paulo De Avila

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    Full Text Available  Equipe de Trabalho 2015 (Jan-Jul1. Equipe editorialEditor-ChefeBayardo Bapstista Torres, Instituto de Química - USP, BrasilEduardo Galembeck, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, UNICAMP, Brasil Co-editoresGabriel Gerber Hornink, Depto. Bioquímica, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade - Federal de Alfenas - Unifal-MG, BrasilVera Maria Treis Trindade, Instituto de Ciências Básicas da Saúde, Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Corpo EditorialAdriana Cassina, Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, UruguaiAngel Herráez, Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología molecular, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, EspanhaAndré Amaral Gonçalves Bianco, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp, BrasilDenise Vaz de Macedo, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp, BrasilEneida de Paula, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp, BrasilGuilherme Andrade Marson, Instituto de Química - USP, BrasilJose Antonio Martinez Oyanedel, Universidad de Concepción, ChileJosep Maria Fernández Novell, Dept. Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular Universitat de Barcelona, EspanhaLeila Maria Beltramini, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade Estadual de São Paulo - USP, BrasilManuel João da Costa, Escola de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Minho, PortugalMaria Lucia Bianconi, Instituto de Bioquímica Médica Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, BrasilMaría Noel Alvarez, Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, UruguaiMiguel Ángel Medina Torres, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Faculty of Sciences University of Málaga, EspanhaNelma Regina Segnini Bossolan, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo - USP, BrasilPaulo De Avila Junior, Centro

  18. Lateralization of Resting State Networks and Relationship to Age and Gender

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    Agcaoglu, O.; Miller, R.; Mayer, A.R.; Hugdahl, K.; Calhoun, V.D.

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    Brain lateralization is a widely studied topic, however there has been little work focused on lateralization of intrinsic networks (regions showing similar patterns of covariation among voxels) in the resting brain. In this study, we evaluate resting state network lateralization in an age and gender-balanced functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) dataset comprising over 600 healthy subjects ranging in age from 12 to 71. After establishing sample-wide network lateralization properties, we continue with an investigation of age and gender effects on network lateralization. All data was gathered on the same scanner and preprocessed using an automated pipeline (Scott et al., 2011). Networks were extracted via group independent component analysis (gICA) (Calhoun, Adali, Pearlson, & Pekar, 2001). Twenty-eight resting state networks discussed in previous (Allen et al., 2011) work were re-analyzed with a focus on lateralization. We calculated homotopic voxelwise measures of laterality in addition to a global lateralization measure, called the laterality cofactor, for each network. As expected, many of the intrinsic brain networks were lateralized. For example, the visual network was strongly right lateralized, auditory network and default mode networks were mostly left lateralized. Attentional and frontal networks included nodes that were left lateralized and other nodes that were right lateralized. Age was strongly related to lateralization in multiple regions including sensorimotor network regions precentral gyrus, postcentral gyrus and supramarginal gyrus; and visual network regions lingual gyrus; attentional network regions inferior parietal lobule, superior parietal lobule and middle temporal gyrus; and frontal network regions including the inferior frontal gyrus. Gender showed significant effects mainly in two regions, including visual and frontal networks. For example, the inferior frontal gyrus was more right lateralized in males. Significant effects of age

  19. Rumination in posttraumatic stress and growth after a natural disaster: a model from northern Chile 2014 earthquakes

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    Full Text Available Background: Traumatic experiences, such as natural disasters, produce multiple and serious impacts on people. Despite the traditional focus on negative consequences, in many cases there are also positive consequences, such as posttraumatic growth. Tedeschi and Calhoun proposed a model of posttraumatic growth that emphasizes the role of rumination after the basic beliefs breakdown due to the occurrence of a traumatic experience. Method: A total of 238 volunteers affected by two major earthquakes and tsunami alerts in northern Chile on April 1 and 2, 2014, responded to an online survey measuring subjective severity, basic beliefs change, social share of emotion, rumination, posttraumatic stress, and posttraumatic growth. Results: Path analyses reveal that posttraumatic stress goes through a negative change in basic beliefs, intrusive rumination, and deliberated rumination, meanwhile posttraumatic growth is only achieved directly from a positive change in basic beliefs and deliberated rumination. Discussion: The model is consistent with the empirical model obtained in Chilean people affected by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on 27 February, 2010, but it is slightly different and in a form that is more consistent with Tedeschi and Calhoun’s theoretical model. Both models remark on the role of deliberated rumination in posttraumatic growth and failure to progress from intrusive to deliberated rumination in posttraumatic stress, but the proposed one is more parsimonious and assumes subjective severity as an antecedent to basic belief changes. These conclusions must be considered in light of limitations that a cross-sectional design and the correlational nature of the statistical analysis carried out impose. Highlights of the article: Role of subjective severity, change of basic beliefs, social sharing of emotion, and rumination on posttraumatic stress and growth were modeled from responses of people affected by the April 1–2, 2014

  20. Differential regulation of the transcriptional activity of the glucocorticoid receptor through site-specific phosphorylation

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    Full Text Available Raj Kumar1, William J Calhoun21Division of Gastroenterology; 2Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, Immunology, Critical Care, and Sleep (APICS, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USAAbstract: Post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation are known to play an important role in the gene regulation by the transcription factors including the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily of which the glucocorticoid receptor (GR is a member. Protein phosphorylation often switches cellular activity from one state to another. Like many other transcription factors, the GR is a phosphoprotein, and phosphorylation plays an important role in the regulation of GR activity. Cell signaling pathways that regulate phosphorylation of the GR and its associated proteins are important determinants of GR function under various physiological conditions. While the role of many phosphorylation sites in the GR is still not fully understood, the role of others is clearer. Several aspects of transcription factor function, including DNA binding affinity, interaction of transactivation domains with the transcription initiation complex, and shuttling between the cytoplasmic compartments, have all been linked to site-specific phosphorylation. All major phosphorylation sites in the human GR are located in the N-terminal domain including the major transactivation domain, AF1. Available literature clearly indicates that many of these potential phosphorylation sites are substrates for multiple kinases, suggesting the potential for a very complex regulatory network. Phosphorylated GR interacts favorably with critical coregulatory proteins and subsequently enhances transcriptional activity. In addition, the activities and specificities of coregulators may be subject to similar regulation by phosphorylation. Regulation of the GR activity due to phosphorylation appears to be site-specific and dependent upon specific cell signaling cascade

  1. Insights into the base of the critical zone from geophysical logging and groundwater flow testing at U.S. Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) and critical zone study sites (CZs)

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    Carr, B.; Zhang, Y.; Ren, S.; Flinchum, B. A.; Parsekian, A.; Holbrook, S.; Riebe, C. S.; Moravec, B. G.; Chorover, J.; Pelletier, J. D.; Richter, D. D., Jr.

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    Four prominent hypotheses exist and predict conceptual models defining the base of the critical zone. These hypotheses lack insights and constraints from borehole data since few deep (> 20 m) boreholes (and even fewer connected wellfields) are present in the U.S. Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) and similar critical zone study sites (CZs). The influence and interaction of fracture presence, fracture density, fracture orientation, groundwater presence and groundwater flow have only begun to be analyzed relative to any definition of the base of the critical zone. In this presentation, we examine each hypothesis by jointly evaluating borehole geophysical logs and groundwater testing datasets collected by the Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG) since 2014 at these deep CZO or CZ boreholes. Deep boreholes allow a unique opportunity to observe the factors influencing groundwater transmissivity/storage capacity within the three main subsurface CZ layers: Unconsolidated (soil/saprolite), Fractured/weathered Bedrock, and Protolith bedrock (i.e. less fractured bedrock). The boreholes used in this study consist of: 1) nine wells of the Blair-Wallis (WY) WyCEHG CZ, 2) two wells in Catalina-Jemez CZO (Valle Caldera NM) and 3) one borehole at the Calhoun (SC) CZO. At this time, these are the only sites that contain boreholes with depths ranging from at least 20 m up to 70m that have been geophysically logged with full-waveform seismic, acoustic and optical televiewer, electric, electromagnetic, flowmeter (impeller and heat pulse), fluid temperature, fluid conductivity and nuclear magnetic resonance. Further, the Blair-Wallis CZ site contains five hydraulically connected wells that allow us to estimate formation transmissivity and storage coefficients at increasing scales by conducting: slug tests, FLUTe™ borehole profiling, and cross-hole pumping tests. These well tests provide direct hydraulic data of the bedrock (both fractured and protolith

  2. Prevalence of the rs7903146C>T polymorphism in TCF7L2 gene for prediction of type 2 diabetes risk among Iranians of different ethnicities

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    Full Text Available Mojgan Allahdini,1 Behnam Kamalidehghan,2 Leila Akbari,3 Parisa Azadfar,3 Ali Rahmani,1 Fatemeh Ahmadipour,2 Goh Yong Meng,4 Abbas Masserrat,5 Massoud Houshmand6 1Department of Molecular Biology, Ahar Branch Islamic Azad University, Ahar, Iran; 2Pharmacy Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 3Department of Biology, Sciences and Research Branch, Azad University, Tehran, Iran; 4Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia; 5Department of Medical Genetics, Taban Clinic, 6Department of Medical Genetics, National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB, Tehran, Iran Background: Pharmacogenetics is the study of genetic polymorphisms affecting responses to drug therapy. The common rs7903146 (C>T polymorphism of the TCF7L2 gene has recently been associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D. In this study, prevalence of the rs7903146 (C>T polymorphism in the TCF7L2 gene for prediction of T2D risk was examined in an Iranian population of different ethnicities.Methods: The prevalence of rs7903146 (C>T and the predicted phenotypes, including extensive metabolizers, intermediate metabolizers, and poor metabolizers were investigated in blood samples of 300 unrelated healthy individuals in an Iranian population, including Fars, Turk, Lure, and Kurd, using polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism and direct genomic DNA sequencing.Results: The homozygous wild-type (C/C, heterozygous (C/T, and homozygous (T/T allelic frequencies of rs7903146 (C>T in the TCF7L2 gene were 29% (extensive metabolizers, 66.34% (intermediate metabolizers, and 4.66% (poor metabolizers, respectively. The C/C, C/T, and T/T genotypic frequencies of the rs7903146 (C>T allele were significantly different (P<0.01 among Iranians of different ethnicities. The frequency of the homozygous T/T variant of the rs7903146 (C>T allele was

  3. Segnalazioni/Informes/Rapports/Reports

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    Full Text Available di Elisa Cairati, Paolo Caponi, Emanuele Monegato, Anna Pasolini   Amy Stewart, Wicked Plants, London, Timber Press, 2010, 236 pp. ISBN 978-160-469-127-6 Andrea Corrado e Igor Mariottini, Cinema e autori sulle tracce delle migrazioni, Roma, Ediesse, 2013, 155 pp. ISBN 978-882-301-625-5 Carlos Busqued, Sotto questo sole tremendo, Roma, Atmosphere libri, 2012, 141 pp. ISBN 978-88-6564-032-6 Doménico Chiappe, Tan real como la ficción (Herramientas narrativas en periodismo, Barcelona, Editorial Laertes, 2010, 197 pp. ISBN 978-84-7584-704-7 Eduardo Huarag Álvarez, La cultura oral en la narrativa hispanoamericana, Lima, Editorial San Marcos, 2011, 293 pp. ISBN 978-612-302-537-3 Eduardo L. Holmberg, Le ossa, Salerno, Edizioni Arcoiris, 2012, 114 pp. ISBN 978-88-96583-28-9 Guido Bonsaver, Mussolini censore. Storie di letteratura, dissenso e ipocrisia, Bari, Laterza, 2013, 230 pp. ISBN 9788858106624 Leila Guerriero, Frutos extraños (crónicas reunidas 2001-2008, Madrid, Alfaguara, 2009, 400 pp. ISBN 978-84-204-0371-7 Marco Di Domenico, Italiani Pericolosi, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 2012, 254 pp. ISBN 978-883-392-335-2 Margo Lanagan, Tender Morsels, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2008, 464 pp. ISBN 978-0-375-84305-1 María Caballero Wangüemert, Las trampas de la emancipación. Literatura femenina y mundo hispánico, Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva/Minerva, 2012, 363 pp. ISBN 978-84-9940-529-2 Maria Cristina Paganoni, Representing the City. Linguistic Perspectives,Discursive Strategies and Multimodality in City Branding, Bergamo, Lubrina Editore, 2012, 148 pp. ISBN 978 88 7766 464 8 Michael Denning, Cover Stories. Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller, London, Routledge, 1987, 168 pp. ISBN 0-7100-9642-9; John G. Cawelti, Bruce A. Rosenberg, The Spy Story, Chicago and London, The University of Chicago Press, 1987, 270 pp. ISBN 0-226- 09868-0 Nicoletta Vallorani, Millennium London. Of Other Spaces and the Metropolis, Milano/Udine, Mimesis, 2012

  4. NEWS: Institute news

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    -March onwards include Guildford, Brighton, Gosport, Leeds, Loughborough, Oakham, Wolverhampton, Framlingham (Suffolk), Hatfield and London. Further details from Catherine Wilson (catherine.wilson@iop.org ). Courses and conferences Physics Update courses will be held in four locations this year. Details of the Malvern course (1 - 3 April) have already been circulated to schools and colleges. Details of the York course (8 - 10 July) will be circulated early next term. An Update course for teachers in Scotland will be held at Stirling University on 9 - 10 June and the final Update of the year will be held at Oxford University on 8 - 10 December. Further details are available from Leila Solomon (leila.solomon@iop.org ). Entitled `Hands on, minds on: raising standards by sharing good practice', the Education Group's Annual Conference 2000 will be held at the University of Durham on 7 - 8 July. Further details can be obtained from Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani (jasmina.bolfek-radovani@iop.org ) in the Institute's Conference Department. Other dates: * Schools Physics Group annual one-day meeting, 8 June 2000, Rugby School. * Scottish Branch one-day meeting for physics teachers, 8 June 2000, Stirling University. Posters A set of four full-colour A2 posters has recently been produced, with another set of four in preparation. The aim is to get across the message `Physics at the heart of everything' by means of eye-catching images - and to brighten up school and college labs and corridors in the process. Further explanations of the physics depicted are printed on the back of the posters. Sets of the first four posters are being circulated to all schools but additional copies will be available on request from schools.education@iop.org . And finally ... The Institute's Schools and Colleges Affiliation Scheme is to be relaunched later this year, as a free scheme for all schools and colleges which will provide low-cost items on a regular basis. There will also be a second, subscription tier giving

  5. Replacement of heavy components of the Main Primary System (MPS). Recent innovations made by Framatome ANP

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    Chanussot, J.M.; Thevenet, R.

    2006-01-01

    The replacement of heavy components is the result of widespread stress corrosion of Inconel 600 (and alloys 82/182) in the primary system. Following the corrosion of steam generator tubes, which led to the first steam generator replacement (SGR) operations, work has begun on reactor vessel head replacements (RVHR) and pressurizer replacements, pending treatment of the dissimilar butt welds (DBW). The replacement of sections of the Main Primary System is one way of optimizing plant lifetime besides preventing stress corrosion in primary components and combating phenomena as thermal fatigue or certain metallurgical weaknesses. The increase in the number of major operations carried out in the reactor building on PWR and BWR reactor geometries has called for major technical innovations. AREVA, has over the past twenty years carried out more than forty SGRs throughout the world, including the supply of 115 steam generators of all types. This equates to over 60% of all SGR operations performed in Europe and the USA. Today, most SGR operations are performed in the USA, though some still continue in Europe and Asia. Operations have been planned until 2015. The first RVHR operations were carried out in France in 1993, and have been widespread in Europe since 1996 (Spain and Belgium), and in the USA since 2002 (Davis Besse). Since 1993 AREVA, through its subsidiaries Framatome ANP, Jeumont SA and SGT, has performed 72 RVHRs, i.e. most of those carried out in Europe and the USA. Today, RVHR operations take place throughout the world and have been planned until 2014. The first pressurizer replacement took place in the fall of 2005 in Saint Lucie, USA. Others are to follow (Fort Calhoun, Millestone). A significant number of partial or complete pressurizer replacements are now being scheduled. Special focus must be given to this new operation, as a decision is required between the following types of replacements, taking into account the number of pressurizer heaters and the

  6. Evaluation of the toxicity of sediments from the Anniston PCB Site to the mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea

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    Schein, Allison; Sinclair, Jesse A.; MacDonald, Donald D.; Ingersoll, Christopher G.; Kemble, Nile E.; Kunz, James L.

    2015-01-01

    The Anniston Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Site is located in the vicinity of the municipality of Anniston in Calhoun County, in the north-eastern portion of Alabama. Although there are a variety of land-use activities within the Choccolocco Creek watershed, environmental concerns in the area have focused mainly on releases of PCBs to aquatic and riparian habitats. PCBs were manufactured by Monsanto, Inc. at the Anniston facility from 1935 to 1971. The chemicals of potential concern (COPCs) in sediments at the Anniston PCB Site include: PCBs, mercury, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), organochlorine and organophosphorous pesticides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs), and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs/PCDFs). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of PCB-contaminated sediments to the juvenile fatmucket mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea) and to characterize relationships between sediment chemistry and the toxicity of sediment samples collected from the Anniston PCB Site using laboratory sediment testing. Samples were collected in August 2010 from OU-4 of the Anniston PCB Site, as well as from selected reference locations. A total of 32 samples were initially collected from six test sites and one reference site within the watershed. A total of 23 of these 32 samples were evaluated in 28-day whole-sediment toxicity tests conducted with juvenile mussels (L. siliquoidea). Physical and chemical characterization of whole sediment included grain size, total organic carbon (TOC), nutrients, PCBs, parent and alkylated PAHs, organochlorine pesticides, PCDD/PCDFs, total metals, simultaneously extracted metals (SEM), and acid volatile sulfide (AVS). Sediment collected from Snow Creek and Choccolocco Creek contained a variety of COPCs. Organic contaminants detected in sediment included PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, PCDDs/PCDFs, and PAHs. In general, the highest

  7. Greetings from the Editor

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    Mohammad Hosein Ebrahimzadeh

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    Full Text Available It is my great honor announcing the promotion of the Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery (ABJS to the level of being available on the PubMed Central site. Being precise, one year ago in September 2013, we published the first issue of the ABJS. Diligently thereafter, we published four subsequent issues with the fifth being in front of you. We set this as our first goal to reach visibility on PubMed striving to raise the quality. We greatly hope that the orthopedics science may be exalted by this voluntary contribution. Hereby, I would like to specially thank to Sarah Post Calhoun and Wayne Jack Logue, from NLM/PMC, for their continuous support, giving direction, and cooperation. I am grateful to my colleagues, Dr Amir Reza Kachooei; the Managing Editor, Dr Ali Moradi; the Editorial Manager and Saeideh Erfani; the Administrative Staff  for their endeavor and being compassionate in this path. I also would like to thank Dr Farshid Bagheri, Dr Ali Birjandinejad, Dr Farzad Omidi-Kashani and Dr Mohsen Mardani-Kivi;  the Deputy Editors  whose continuous efforts from early 2013 has brought the journal to appreciation of scientific excellence.  My sincere thanks to all Editorial Board members and reviewers, who have contributed towards the excellence of the journal by putting efforts and expending their valuable time to evaluate the submitted manuscripts. I send my special thanks to Iranian Knee Surgery Arthroscopy & Sports Traumatology (ISKAST, Iranian Orthopedic Association (IOA, Iranian Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and Deputy of Research at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences for their supports. I would like to thank the prime industry sponsers, Osveh Asia Medical Instrument Co. and Tehran Sutures Co. (Zimmer Distributer in Iran, for their financial support. Again I would like to appreciate all contributing authors particularly my outstanding colleagues who wrote an Editorial for us, Prof. Jupiter from Harvard University, Boston, MA

  8. Preliminary Evaluation of Removing Used Nuclear Fuel from Shutdown Sites

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    Maheras, Steven J. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Best, Ralph E. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Ross, Steven B. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Buxton, Kenneth A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); England, Jeffery L. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); McConnell, Paul E. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Massaro, Lawrence M. [Fermi Research Alliance (FRA), Batavia, IL (United States); Jensen, Philip J. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

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    important source of information used to identify the transportation mode options for the sites. Especially important in conducting the evaluation were site visits, through which information was obtained that would not have been available otherwise. Extensive photographs taken during the site visits proved to be particularly useful in documenting the current conditions at or near the sites. Additional conclusions from this evaluation include: The 13 shutdown sites use designs from 4 different suppliers involving 11 different (horizontal and vertical) dry storage systems that would require the use of 9 different transportation cask designs to remove the SNF and GTCC waste from the shutdown sites. Although some changes to transportation certificates of compliance will be required, the SNF at the initial 9 shutdown sites (Maine Yankee, Yankee Rowe, Connecticut Yankee, Humboldt Bay, Big Rock Point, Rancho Seco, Trojan, La Crosse, and Zion) is in dual purpose dry storage canisters that can be transported, including a small amount of high-burnup fuel. Most sites indicated that 2-3 years of advance time would be required for its preparations before shipments could begin. Some sites could be ready in less time. As additional sites such as Fort Calhoun, Clinton, Quad Cities, Pilgrim, Oyster Creek, and Diablo Canyon shut down, these sites will be included in updates to the evaluation.

  9. Piloted Well Clear Performance Evaluation of Detect and Avoid Systems with Suggestive Guidance

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    Mueller, Eric; Santiago, Confesor; Watza, Spencer

    2016-01-01

    requirements for future traffic displays (Calhoun, 2014). Other displays have undergone testing to collect data that may generalize to new displays, but have not been evaluated in the context of the development of an overall safety case for UAS equipped with DAA systems in the NAS (Bell, 2012). Other research efforts focus on DAA surveillance performance and separation standards. Together with this work, they are expected to facilitate validation of the airspace safety case (Park, 2014 and Johnson, 2015). The contribution of the present work is to quantify the effectiveness of the pilot-automation system to remain well clear as a function of display features and surveillance sensor error. This quantification will help enable selection of a minimum set of DAA design features that meets the AST, a set that may not be unique for all UAS platforms. A second objective is to collect and analyze pilot performance parameters that will improve the modeling of overall DAA system performance in non-human-in-the-loop simulations. Simulating the DAA-equipped UAS in such batch experiments will allow investigation of a much larger number of encounters than is possible in human simulations. This capability is necessary to demonstrate that a particular set of DAA requirements meets the AST under all foreseeable operational conditions.

  10. TH-C-204-03: Writing Good Scientific Papers and Responding to Critiques

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    topics and solicit high profile authors to submit review manuscripts. To submit an article, authors will need to work with an assigned Co-Editor to develop a mutually acceptable outline and abstract. 5) A new and exciting class of articles: Medical Physics Dataset Articles (MPDAs) MPDAs describe scientifically or clinically valuable open-access datasets with high potential for contributing to the research of medical physicists working on related problems. In contrast to Research Articles, MPDAs should not include hypothesis testing; or data analyses supporting generalizable conclusions. The publically accessible dataset must be permanently archived before the MPDA can be published. This initiative is being led by Joe Deasy. Update on new publisher transition: The transition of AAPM scientific publishing operations to a major publishing house is a major opportunity to expand Medical Physics readership and its scholarly impact. The advantages include: (a) common manuscript management and web hosting platforms for Medical Physics and its sister journal, JACMP; (b) greater than 4-fold expansion of subscribing institutions; and (c) resources to mount data-driven, highly targeted marketing campaigns to enhance citation and download rates. A transition update of this epochal development, which has only begun as of this writing (3/31/16), will be given. Improving manuscript quality via structured reviews, enhanced scientific category taxonomy, and outreach: Shiva Das, Therapy Physics Editor Medical Physics is committed to continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of improving the potential impact of accepted manuscripts. In order to do so, Medical Physics must be able to tap into important/emerging areas and be able to select high quality contributions consistently via discerning reviews. Improving the quality of reviews is crucial to selecting high quality manuscripts and also to improving manuscript impact via feedback in the review process. With this in mind, Medical

  11. TH-C-204-01: Vision for Medical Physics and Status of Current Initiatives

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    topics and solicit high profile authors to submit review manuscripts. To submit an article, authors will need to work with an assigned Co-Editor to develop a mutually acceptable outline and abstract. 5) A new and exciting class of articles: Medical Physics Dataset Articles (MPDAs) MPDAs describe scientifically or clinically valuable open-access datasets with high potential for contributing to the research of medical physicists working on related problems. In contrast to Research Articles, MPDAs should not include hypothesis testing; or data analyses supporting generalizable conclusions. The publically accessible dataset must be permanently archived before the MPDA can be published. This initiative is being led by Joe Deasy. Update on new publisher transition: The transition of AAPM scientific publishing operations to a major publishing house is a major opportunity to expand Medical Physics readership and its scholarly impact. The advantages include: (a) common manuscript management and web hosting platforms for Medical Physics and its sister journal, JACMP; (b) greater than 4-fold expansion of subscribing institutions; and (c) resources to mount data-driven, highly targeted marketing campaigns to enhance citation and download rates. A transition update of this epochal development, which has only begun as of this writing (3/31/16), will be given. Improving manuscript quality via structured reviews, enhanced scientific category taxonomy, and outreach: Shiva Das, Therapy Physics Editor Medical Physics is committed to continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of improving the potential impact of accepted manuscripts. In order to do so, Medical Physics must be able to tap into important/emerging areas and be able to select high quality contributions consistently via discerning reviews. Improving the quality of reviews is crucial to selecting high quality manuscripts and also to improving manuscript impact via feedback in the review process. With this in mind, Medical

  12. TH-C-204-00: Medical Physics Workshop: An Update On the Journal’s Improvement Activities and Guidance On Writing and Reviewing Papers

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    topics and solicit high profile authors to submit review manuscripts. To submit an article, authors will need to work with an assigned Co-Editor to develop a mutually acceptable outline and abstract. 5) A new and exciting class of articles: Medical Physics Dataset Articles (MPDAs) MPDAs describe scientifically or clinically valuable open-access datasets with high potential for contributing to the research of medical physicists working on related problems. In contrast to Research Articles, MPDAs should not include hypothesis testing; or data analyses supporting generalizable conclusions. The publically accessible dataset must be permanently archived before the MPDA can be published. This initiative is being led by Joe Deasy. Update on new publisher transition: The transition of AAPM scientific publishing operations to a major publishing house is a major opportunity to expand Medical Physics readership and its scholarly impact. The advantages include: (a) common manuscript management and web hosting platforms for Medical Physics and its sister journal, JACMP; (b) greater than 4-fold expansion of subscribing institutions; and (c) resources to mount data-driven, highly targeted marketing campaigns to enhance citation and download rates. A transition update of this epochal development, which has only begun as of this writing (3/31/16), will be given. Improving manuscript quality via structured reviews, enhanced scientific category taxonomy, and outreach: Shiva Das, Therapy Physics Editor Medical Physics is committed to continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of improving the potential impact of accepted manuscripts. In order to do so, Medical Physics must be able to tap into important/emerging areas and be able to select high quality contributions consistently via discerning reviews. Improving the quality of reviews is crucial to selecting high quality manuscripts and also to improving manuscript impact via feedback in the review process. With this in mind, Medical

  13. TH-C-204-02: Improving Manuscript Quality Via Structured Reviews, Enhanced Scientific Category Taxonomy, and Outreach

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    Das, S. [University of North Carolina (United States)

    2016-06-15

    topics and solicit high profile authors to submit review manuscripts. To submit an article, authors will need to work with an assigned Co-Editor to develop a mutually acceptable outline and abstract. 5) A new and exciting class of articles: Medical Physics Dataset Articles (MPDAs) MPDAs describe scientifically or clinically valuable open-access datasets with high potential for contributing to the research of medical physicists working on related problems. In contrast to Research Articles, MPDAs should not include hypothesis testing; or data analyses supporting generalizable conclusions. The publically accessible dataset must be permanently archived before the MPDA can be published. This initiative is being led by Joe Deasy. Update on new publisher transition: The transition of AAPM scientific publishing operations to a major publishing house is a major opportunity to expand Medical Physics readership and its scholarly impact. The advantages include: (a) common manuscript management and web hosting platforms for Medical Physics and its sister journal, JACMP; (b) greater than 4-fold expansion of subscribing institutions; and (c) resources to mount data-driven, highly targeted marketing campaigns to enhance citation and download rates. A transition update of this epochal development, which has only begun as of this writing (3/31/16), will be given. Improving manuscript quality via structured reviews, enhanced scientific category taxonomy, and outreach: Shiva Das, Therapy Physics Editor Medical Physics is committed to continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of improving the potential impact of accepted manuscripts. In order to do so, Medical Physics must be able to tap into important/emerging areas and be able to select high quality contributions consistently via discerning reviews. Improving the quality of reviews is crucial to selecting high quality manuscripts and also to improving manuscript impact via feedback in the review process. With this in mind, Medical

  14. TH-C-204-00: Medical Physics Workshop: An Update On the Journal’s Improvement Activities and Guidance On Writing and Reviewing Papers

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    2016-01-01

    topics and solicit high profile authors to submit review manuscripts. To submit an article, authors will need to work with an assigned Co-Editor to develop a mutually acceptable outline and abstract. 5) A new and exciting class of articles: Medical Physics Dataset Articles (MPDAs) MPDAs describe scientifically or clinically valuable open-access datasets with high potential for contributing to the research of medical physicists working on related problems. In contrast to Research Articles, MPDAs should not include hypothesis testing; or data analyses supporting generalizable conclusions. The publically accessible dataset must be permanently archived before the MPDA can be published. This initiative is being led by Joe Deasy. Update on new publisher transition: The transition of AAPM scientific publishing operations to a major publishing house is a major opportunity to expand Medical Physics readership and its scholarly impact. The advantages include: (a) common manuscript management and web hosting platforms for Medical Physics and its sister journal, JACMP; (b) greater than 4-fold expansion of subscribing institutions; and (c) resources to mount data-driven, highly targeted marketing campaigns to enhance citation and download rates. A transition update of this epochal development, which has only begun as of this writing (3/31/16), will be given. Improving manuscript quality via structured reviews, enhanced scientific category taxonomy, and outreach: Shiva Das, Therapy Physics Editor Medical Physics is committed to continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of improving the potential impact of accepted manuscripts. In order to do so, Medical Physics must be able to tap into important/emerging areas and be able to select high quality contributions consistently via discerning reviews. Improving the quality of reviews is crucial to selecting high quality manuscripts and also to improving manuscript impact via feedback in the review process. With this in mind, Medical

  15. TH-C-204-03: Writing Good Scientific Papers and Responding to Critiques

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    Goodsitt, M.

    2016-01-01

    topics and solicit high profile authors to submit review manuscripts. To submit an article, authors will need to work with an assigned Co-Editor to develop a mutually acceptable outline and abstract. 5) A new and exciting class of articles: Medical Physics Dataset Articles (MPDAs) MPDAs describe scientifically or clinically valuable open-access datasets with high potential for contributing to the research of medical physicists working on related problems. In contrast to Research Articles, MPDAs should not include hypothesis testing; or data analyses supporting generalizable conclusions. The publically accessible dataset must be permanently archived before the MPDA can be published. This initiative is being led by Joe Deasy. Update on new publisher transition: The transition of AAPM scientific publishing operations to a major publishing house is a major opportunity to expand Medical Physics readership and its scholarly impact. The advantages include: (a) common manuscript management and web hosting platforms for Medical Physics and its sister journal, JACMP; (b) greater than 4-fold expansion of subscribing institutions; and (c) resources to mount data-driven, highly targeted marketing campaigns to enhance citation and download rates. A transition update of this epochal development, which has only begun as of this writing (3/31/16), will be given. Improving manuscript quality via structured reviews, enhanced scientific category taxonomy, and outreach: Shiva Das, Therapy Physics Editor Medical Physics is committed to continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of improving the potential impact of accepted manuscripts. In order to do so, Medical Physics must be able to tap into important/emerging areas and be able to select high quality contributions consistently via discerning reviews. Improving the quality of reviews is crucial to selecting high quality manuscripts and also to improving manuscript impact via feedback in the review process. With this in mind, Medical

  16. TH-C-204-01: Vision for Medical Physics and Status of Current Initiatives

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    Williamson, J.

    2016-01-01

    topics and solicit high profile authors to submit review manuscripts. To submit an article, authors will need to work with an assigned Co-Editor to develop a mutually acceptable outline and abstract. 5) A new and exciting class of articles: Medical Physics Dataset Articles (MPDAs) MPDAs describe scientifically or clinically valuable open-access datasets with high potential for contributing to the research of medical physicists working on related problems. In contrast to Research Articles, MPDAs should not include hypothesis testing; or data analyses supporting generalizable conclusions. The publically accessible dataset must be permanently archived before the MPDA can be published. This initiative is being led by Joe Deasy. Update on new publisher transition: The transition of AAPM scientific publishing operations to a major publishing house is a major opportunity to expand Medical Physics readership and its scholarly impact. The advantages include: (a) common manuscript management and web hosting platforms for Medical Physics and its sister journal, JACMP; (b) greater than 4-fold expansion of subscribing institutions; and (c) resources to mount data-driven, highly targeted marketing campaigns to enhance citation and download rates. A transition update of this epochal development, which has only begun as of this writing (3/31/16), will be given. Improving manuscript quality via structured reviews, enhanced scientific category taxonomy, and outreach: Shiva Das, Therapy Physics Editor Medical Physics is committed to continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of improving the potential impact of accepted manuscripts. In order to do so, Medical Physics must be able to tap into important/emerging areas and be able to select high quality contributions consistently via discerning reviews. Improving the quality of reviews is crucial to selecting high quality manuscripts and also to improving manuscript impact via feedback in the review process. With this in mind, Medical

  17. TH-C-204-02: Improving Manuscript Quality Via Structured Reviews, Enhanced Scientific Category Taxonomy, and Outreach

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    Das, S.

    2016-01-01

    topics and solicit high profile authors to submit review manuscripts. To submit an article, authors will need to work with an assigned Co-Editor to develop a mutually acceptable outline and abstract. 5) A new and exciting class of articles: Medical Physics Dataset Articles (MPDAs) MPDAs describe scientifically or clinically valuable open-access datasets with high potential for contributing to the research of medical physicists working on related problems. In contrast to Research Articles, MPDAs should not include hypothesis testing; or data analyses supporting generalizable conclusions. The publically accessible dataset must be permanently archived before the MPDA can be published. This initiative is being led by Joe Deasy. Update on new publisher transition: The transition of AAPM scientific publishing operations to a major publishing house is a major opportunity to expand Medical Physics readership and its scholarly impact. The advantages include: (a) common manuscript management and web hosting platforms for Medical Physics and its sister journal, JACMP; (b) greater than 4-fold expansion of subscribing institutions; and (c) resources to mount data-driven, highly targeted marketing campaigns to enhance citation and download rates. A transition update of this epochal development, which has only begun as of this writing (3/31/16), will be given. Improving manuscript quality via structured reviews, enhanced scientific category taxonomy, and outreach: Shiva Das, Therapy Physics Editor Medical Physics is committed to continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of improving the potential impact of accepted manuscripts. In order to do so, Medical Physics must be able to tap into important/emerging areas and be able to select high quality contributions consistently via discerning reviews. Improving the quality of reviews is crucial to selecting high quality manuscripts and also to improving manuscript impact via feedback in the review process. With this in mind, Medical

  18. Obituary: Daniel E. Harris (1934 - 2015)

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    Madrid, Juan P.; Massaro, Francesco; Cheung, Teddy

    defund the war. He was also an active member of the organization that published the Astronomers and the Arms Race Newsletter. As a concerned scientist, Dan advocated against the star wars agenda and the militarization of space during the eighties. Dan was an active member of the AAS and frequent participant at meetings. The last meeting he attended was the 2015 Seattle one where he presented a talk and chaired a session. His presence at the 2015 meeting is a testament of his unwavering energy. Dan is survived by his wife Barbara, three children: Justine, Seth, and Leila, and four grandchildren.

  19. Equipe de trabalho Jan/Jul-2015

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    Full Text Available 1. Equipe editorialEditor-ChefeBayardo Bapstista Torres, Instituto de Química - USP, BrasilEduardo Galembeck, Departamento de Bioquímica Instituto de Biologia UNICAMP, BrasilCo-editoresGabriel Gerber Hornink, Depto. Bioquímica, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade - Federal de Alfenas - Unifal-MG, BrasilVera Maria Treis Trindade, Instituto de Ciências Básicas da Saúde, Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, BrasilCorpo EditorialAdriana Cassina, Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, UruguaiAngel Herráez, Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología molecular, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, EspanhaAndré Amaral Gonçalves Bianco, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp, BrasilDenise Vaz de Macedo, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp, BrasilEneida de Paula, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp, BrasilGuilherme Andrade Marson, Instituto de Química - USP, BrasilJose Antonio Martinez Oyanedel, Universidad de Concepción, ChileJosep Maria Fernández Novell, Dept. Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular Universitat de Barcelona, EspanhaLeila Maria Beltramini, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade Estadual de São Paulo - USP, BrasilManuel João da Costa, Escola de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Minho, PortugalMaria Lucia Bianconi, Instituto de Bioquímica Médica Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, BrasilMaría Noel Alvarez, Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, UruguaiMiguel Ángel Medina Torres, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Faculty of Sciences University of Málaga, EspanhaNelma Regina Segnini Bossolan, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo - USP, BrasilPaulo De Avila Junior, Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH

  20. Editorial

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    Daniervelin Renata Marques Pereira

    2012-12-01

    Sites de Editoras de livros didáticos pela perspectiva do professor”, Laura Márcia Luiza Ferreira relata o como os sites de editoras de livros didáticos ajudam no trabalho do professor em sala de aula. Julianna Silva Glória, em “A alfabetização e sua relação com o uso do computador: o suporte digital como mais um instrumento de alfabetização na escola”, demonstra novos aspectos agregados às tarefas escolares pelo suporte digital. Em “A formação do professor para o uso das TICS em sala de aula: uma discussão a partir do projeto piloto UCA no Acre”, de Darlan Machado Dorneles, o Projeto Um computador por aluno é discutido tendo em vista o uso de tecnologias para formação dos professores. “Explorando a autoria de hipertexto por meio de um processo e de uma ferramenta para a retextualização digital”, de autoria de Antônio Robson de Paula e Ivan L. M. Ricarte, apresenta uma revisão de pesquisas sobre a produção de hipertextos a partir de textos lineares. Por fim, Izabel Cristina Diniz e Leila Aparecida Anastácio dedicam o texto “Natureza do hipertexto no jornalismo digital em dois suplementos para o público infantil” à abordagem dos hipertextos em jornais online para verificar a adequação das práticas ao público-alvo e ao contexto. Incentivamos a leitura de todas essas referências na relação entre linguagem e tecnologia, acreditando que se constituem elas importantes tendências nas pesquisas acadêmicas.   Daniervelin Renata Marques Pereira Comissão Editorial Executiva da Revista Texto Livre

  1. Work team

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    Full Text Available Work Team 2016 (Jan-Jul1. Editorial TeamChief-editorsBayardo Bapstista Torres, Instituto de Química (USP, BrasilEduardo Galembeck, Depto. Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade de Campinas (Unicamp, Brasil Co-editorsGabriel Gerber Hornink, Depto. Bioquímica, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade - Federal de Alfenas (Unifal-MG, BrasilVera Maria Treis Trindade, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Ciências Básicas da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Brasil Editorial BoardAdriana Cassina, Department of Biochemistry, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, UruguayAngel Herráez, Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología molecular, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, SpainAndré Amaral Gonçalves Bianco, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp, BrasilDenise Vaz de Macedo, Depto. Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp, BrasilEneida de Paula, Depto. Bioquímica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp, BrasilJose Antonio Martinez Oyanedel, Universidad de Concepción, ChileJosep Maria Fernández Novell, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Universitat de Barcelona, SpainLeila Maria Beltramini, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade Estadual de São Paulo (USP, BrasilManuel João da Costa, Escola de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Minho, PortugalMaria Lucia Bianconi, Instituto de Bioquímica Médica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, BrasilMaría Noel Alvarez, Department of Biochemistry, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, UruguayMiguel Ángel Medina Torres, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Faculty of Sciences University of Málaga, SpainNelma Regina Segnini Bossolan, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo (USP, BrasilPaulo De Avila Junior, Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC

  2. People

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    2001-09-01

    teachers in Iceland and on Friday to teachers in Ireland. Fred and Frances from Southgate College showed great team spirit in the world's most chaotic quiz, then sang in harmony with Dave from Barnsley and Yoji from Japan amongst others. Kirsten from across the Atlantic shared her research on children and museums on Friday and later I discovered how much I didn't know about global warming from a chemist and a set of unreadable graphs in a computer lab. What a pleasure to see Tom and Seamus from Ireland again. The day closed with a barn dance fling where I managed to boogie on down with some teachers from Turkey. A final 'strip the willow' with Pete and Allison finished me off. Saturday started with breakfast with Ken from Greenwich offering me some part-time work. The exhibitions called and amongst others I hugged Sue from Cardiff, Barry and Leila from London, Pauline from Scotland and an unknown but very friendly lady from Holland. I met a lady from Scotland who lived in Iceland but who taught in Norway and of course Catherine was everywhere. I had tea with Jean from Edinburgh, Janet from London, Gordon from Aberdeen. I laughed with Mick from Sheffield and the same friendly lady from Holland. I ate posh food with Susie from Ayr and applauded big names from America and Australia. I shared a lump in my throat for John and for Wynne and nodded and smiled at countless people whose names I had forgotten but our paths had crossed sometime in the past. There are more than 20 000 members in the ASE and countless thousands of science teachers across the globe. The world is indeed expansive but for three days in Guildford it seemed that the very best speakers and the very cheeriest folk had magically converged on one place. If ever there were confirmation that science and science teaching were alive and well it was there and it was then. If you were there you will know exactly what I mean. If you weren't there then don't miss it next January in Liverpool.www.ase.org.uk

  3. NEWS: Institute news

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    Ireland. Its pages are brimming with useful information to help sixth-formers and college students who wish to study physics make the very important decision regarding their particular choice of course and university. Under the heading `Summary tables of physics courses' every university listed in the publication has a table which includes all the courses on offer, their entrance requirements, duration and the awards given. Another section of the book entitled `Departmental information' includes data on the teaching and assessment styles of the Physics Department, special facilities plus a contact name and address. These sections, together with an expanded set of case studies of recent students and various other interesting articles, make this publication a must for anyone who is considering studying physics at university. Copies of Physics on Course 2001 will be available from Leila Solomon, Education Department, Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London, W1N 3DH. The Particle Physics Wallchart (PCET) This full-colour chart, with a set of Teachers Notes, was published recently. It has been developed by PCET with Professor Peter Kalmus acting as expert consultant. The cost of the chart and notes is £7.75 plus VAT and copies can be purchased from PCET, 27 Kirchen Road, London W13 0UD (fax: 020 8566 5120). Inspire II The second part of Inspire was published in the Spring. It is a highly visual, full-colour leaflet which can be used as a stand-alone item but which was designed to `nest' inside the first four-page spread which was distributed in February. The occupational areas for physicists covered in the second leaflet include the media/leisure, finance and engineering (at technician level) industries. The third of the intended four sheets will be published later this year. (Copies of Inspire II have been included in the Affiliated schools/colleges package; other schools/colleges will be sent copies on request.) Nanotechnology - a technical brief The Industrial

  4. MSTor: A program for calculating partition functions, free energies, enthalpies, entropies, and heat capacities of complex molecules including torsional anharmonicity

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    Zheng, Jingjing; Mielke, Steven L.; Clarkson, Kenneth L.; Truhlar, Donald G.

    2012-08-01

    We present a Fortran program package, MSTor, which calculates partition functions and thermodynamic functions of complex molecules involving multiple torsional motions by the recently proposed MS-T method. This method interpolates between the local harmonic approximation in the low-temperature limit, and the limit of free internal rotation of all torsions at high temperature. The program can also carry out calculations in the multiple-structure local harmonic approximation. The program package also includes six utility codes that can be used as stand-alone programs to calculate reduced moment of inertia matrices by the method of Kilpatrick and Pitzer, to generate conformational structures, to calculate, either analytically or by Monte Carlo sampling, volumes for torsional subdomains defined by Voronoi tessellation of the conformational subspace, to generate template input files, and to calculate one-dimensional torsional partition functions using the torsional eigenvalue summation method. Catalogue identifier: AEMF_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEMF_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: Standard CPC licence, http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/licence/licence.html No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 77 434 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 3 264 737 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: Fortran 90, C, and Perl Computer: Itasca (HP Linux cluster, each node has two-socket, quad-core 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon X5560 “Nehalem EP” processors), Calhoun (SGI Altix XE 1300 cluster, each node containing two quad-core 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon “Clovertown”-class processors sharing 16 GB of main memory), Koronis (Altix UV 1000 server with 190 6-core Intel Xeon X7542 “Westmere” processors at 2.66 GHz), Elmo (Sun Fire X4600 Linux cluster with AMD Opteron cores), and Mac Pro (two 2.8 GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon

  5. Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) of Natural External Hazards Including Earthquakes. Workshop Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic, 17-20 June 2013

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    2014-01-01

    processes, 4) Fully treating dependencies, 5) Involving multidisciplinary teams, and 6) Prompt ly and broadly disseminating information. Recognizing the impetus for action provided by actual operational events (including the Fort Calhoun flooding as well as the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor accidents), it has been noted that WGRISK can provide stronger (and better-focused) cases for action by increasing its use of operating experience feedback. Among other things, this could imply strengthening ties with associated international working groups, particularly the NEA/Committee of Nuclear Regulatory Authorities (CNRA) Working Group on Operating Experience (WGOE). An additional action for WGRISK suggested by our review concerns the tracking of past recommendations. It appears that increased efforts by the WGRISK leadership to systematically track and dispose report recommendations would help ensure that each task performed by the group more strongly supports the group's overall objectives, and would help WGRISK improve its strategic planning processes. Detailed information about the conclusions made during the workshop is presented in Chapter 4 of this report

  6. Dossiê - 3º Simpósio Brasileiro de Comunicação Científica – SBCC, 2012.

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    Moisés Lima Dutra Correio

    2012-01-01

    financeiros, humanos e de infraestrutura; e a todos os profissionais, professores e estudantes que contribuíram para a realização do evento. A Comissão organizadora do evento foi composta pelos seguintes professores do Departamento de Ciência de Informação da UFSC: Dr. Moisés Lima Dutra - presidente, Dra. Miriam Figueiredo Vieira da Cunha, Dra. Gleisy Regina Bóries Fachin, Dra. Lígia Café, Dr. Márcio Matias, Me. Luciane Paula Vital, Me. Sonali Paula Molin Bedin, Me. Graziela Martins de Medeiros; e Dr. Gregório Varvakis Rados do Departamento de Engenharia do Conhecimento da UFSC. O Comitê Científico do 3º SBCC foi composto por: Dr. Hélio Kuramoto (IBICT, Dra. Edna Lúcia da Silva (UFSC, Dra. Graça Targino (UESPI / UFPB, Dra. Ida Stumpf (UFRGS, Dr. Fábio Mascarenhas (UFPE, Dra. Sely Costa (UnB, Dra. Sueli Ferreira (USP, Dr. Márcio Matias (UFSC, presidente. O evento foi realizado por: UFSC, Departamento de Ciência da Informação; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência da Informação; Encontros Bibli: Revista Eletrônica de Biblioteconomia e Ciência da Informação; Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES. O evento contou com o apoio de: SENAC-SC, por intermédio de Elisabete Werlang; Departamento de Engenharia do Conhecimento (EGC/UFSC; Ivan Coelho Eventos. A Comissão Organizadora contou com suporte de funcionários técnico-administrativos, bolsistas, alunos de graduação e de mestrado ligados ao Departamento CIN, PGCIN e Revista Encontros Bibli: Sabrina Fonseca de Conto, Renata Cardozo Padilha, Leila Cristina Weiss, Lidiana Sagaz Silva, Aline Borges de Oliveira, Rodrigo Freitas da Silveira e Rafaela Paula Schmitz. Em sua edição de 2012, o SBCC confirmou sua função de atuar como um fórum para reunir especialistas, promover discussões e o compartilhamento de informações associadas à área de comunicação científica.

  7. Dossiê - 3º Simpósio Brasileiro de Comunicação Científica – SBCC, 2012.

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    Márcio Matias

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    -SC - instituições que apoiaram com recursos financeiros, humanos e de infraestrutura; e a todos os profissionais, professores e estudantes que contribuíram para a realização do evento. A Comissão organizadora do evento foi composta pelos seguintes professores do Departamento de Ciência de Informação da UFSC: Dr. Moisés Lima Dutra - presidente, Dra. Miriam Figueiredo Vieira da Cunha, Dra. Gleisy Regina Bóries Fachin, Dra. Lígia Café, Dr. Márcio Matias, Me. Luciane Paula Vital, Me. Sonali Paula Molin Bedin, Me. Graziela Martins de Medeiros; e Dr. Gregório Varvakis Rados do Departamento de Engenharia do Conhecimento da UFSC. O Comitê Científico do 3º SBCC foi composto por: Dr. Hélio Kuramoto (IBICT, Dra. Edna Lúcia da Silva (UFSC, Dra. Graça Targino (UESPI / UFPB, Dra. Ida Stumpf (UFRGS, Dr. Fábio Mascarenhas (UFPE, Dra. Sely Costa (UnB, Dra. Sueli Ferreira (USP, Dr. Márcio Matias (UFSC, presidente. O evento foi realizado por: UFSC, Departamento de Ciência da Informação; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência da Informação; Encontros Bibli: Revista Eletrônica de Biblioteconomia e Ciência da Informação; Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES. O evento contou com o apoio de: SENAC-SC, por intermédio de Elisabete Werlang; Departamento de Engenharia do Conhecimento (EGC/UFSC; Ivan Coelho Eventos. A Comissão Organizadora contou com suporte de funcionários técnico-administrativos, bolsistas, alunos de graduação e de mestrado ligados ao Departamento CIN, PGCIN e Revista Encontros Bibli: Sabrina Fonseca de Conto, Renata Cardozo Padilha, Leila Cristina Weiss, Lidiana Sagaz Silva, Aline Borges de Oliveira, Rodrigo Freitas da Silveira e Rafaela Paula Schmitz. Em sua edição de 2012, o SBCC confirmou sua função de atuar como um fórum para reunir especialistas, promover discussões e o compartilhamento de informações associadas à área de comunicação científica.

  8. Editorial | Editorial

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    Irene Machado

    2008-11-01

    , tomando alguns trabalho de Alfredo Volpi para análise. Finalmente, Leila Darin examina o potencial babélico de alguns programas de softwares usados para tradução entre lí­nguas, refazendo, assim, as interligações entre as linguagens e as lí­nguas. Na sessão Entrevista, Galáxia conseguiu recuper uma das últimas conversas do professor e poeta Philadelpho Menezes num programa de televisão onde discutiu temas de sua paixão teórica: a cultura em tempo de globalização e a conseqüente inserção da poesia produzida no encontro com as tecnologias da comunicação contemporânea. Para complementar a entrevista, e também para homenagear Menezes, a sessão abriu um espaço para uma rápida apreciação do trabalho sobre a poesia sonora e para um levantamento de sua produção crí­tico-criativa, nacional e internacional, realizado pelo também poeta e seu ex-aluno Jorge Luiz Antonio. A poesia continua tendo seu espaço reservado nessa edição de Galáxia. Na sessão Diálogo, J. L. Antonio colheu segmentos de uma longa conversa do e-group Webartery sobre poesia digital. O tema que move esse debate é nada mais do que o código da poesia criada em ambiente digital ou de rede. Com isso, o mecanismo semiótico fundamental da linguagem é aqui submetido a interpretações conflitantes. Afinal, em última análise, é o fazer poético segundo as interferências no código é que está em jogo. Quem quiser um exemplo claro do que motiva essa discussão, basta olhar com merecida atenção a capa deste segundo número de Galáxia: a foto de um deserto que Gilbertto Prado produziu em ambiente digital. Ao fazê-lo, o artista interferiu no código para obrigá-lo a servir a seus propósitos. Essa é uma importante contribuição para a compreensão de como as tecnologias emergentes são dotadas de diferentes potencialidades de linguagem. Duas novas sessões, previstas no projeto editorial mas não incluí­das no primeiro número de Galáxia, surgem agora. As sessões Not

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    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ugur Demiray

    2009-10-01

    Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan, MALAYSIA. The purpose of the study is to report findings from an on-going research using Computer-supported Collaborative learning in an ESL classroom in Malaysia. Collaboration is the act of working together to produce a piece of work. Collaborative learning deals with instructional methods that seek to promote learning through collaborative efforts among students working on a given task. At the end of the collaborative activities they were expected to complete written projects. The students were interviewed on their perceptions on this innovative way of learning. The findings indicate that the students have responded positively towards computer supported collaborative learning. “Studying the Attitudes of Agricultural Faculty Members towards Distance Education”, send by Leila SAFA and Seyed Mahmood HOSSEINI, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN. In their paper was descriptive survey research which is undertaken to study the attitudes of agricultural faculty members towards distance education. The statistical population of the study consisted of all the faculty members of agricultural colleges of Shiraz and Ferdowsi Mashhad universities. The results revealed that more than half of the agricultural faculty members had moderate familiarity with distance education. Also, the results indicated that agricultural faculty members had a positive attitude towards distance education. Finally, agricultural faculty members ranked time as the primary barrier to using instructional technology in distance education. The eight article is again came from Pakistan AIOU. Titled article is on A Theoretical Framework For Quality Indicators In Elearning, written by Ciprian CEOBANU, Prof. Roxana CRIUFaculty of Psychology and Education SciencesAnd Laura SANDULUI Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Al.I.Cuza University, ROMANIA. Their paper focuses on the strong potential that ICT provides, in order to develop the learning possibilities among