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  1. Understanding Infidelity: An Interview with Gerald Weeks

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    Smith, Travis

    2011-01-01

    In this interview, Gerald Weeks shares his expertise on the topic of infidelity and couples counseling. Dr. Weeks defines infidelity, presents assessment strategies for treating the issue of infidelity, and discusses an intersystemic model for infidelity treatment when counseling couples. Dr. Weeks also provides insight into common mistakes made…

  2. Hellenistic Cities in the Levant

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    Mortensen, Eva

    2011-01-01

    By far the most of our knowledge on the Hellenistic cities of the Levant comes from the written sources - often combined with numismatic evidence - whereas archaeological discoveries of the Hellenistic layers of the cities are scarce. However, in Beirut excavations have shown interesting results...... in the last decades, for which reason this city is examined further in the article....

  3. Obituary: Gerald S. Hawkins, 1928-2003

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    Krupp, Edwin C.

    2003-12-01

    Public perceptions of human prehistory were transformed in the 1960s by astronomer Gerald Stanley Hawkins, who died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack on 26 May 2003 at Hawkridge Farm, in Virginia, near Washington, D.C. His astronomical analysis of Stonehenge, first published in "Nature" on 26 October 1963, and subsequently developed and framed with historical and cultural context in a best-selling book, "Stonehenge Decoded" (1965, in collaboration with John B. White), was also showcased internationally at the time in a one-hour CBS television documentary special, "The Mystery of Stonehenge". The high-profile, unconventional, and cross-disciplinary character of Hawkins's celestial interpretation of Stonehenge alignments and his configuration of the monument as an eclipse predictor attracted archaeological skepticism that provided the controversy desired by the makers of the television program. Antagonism was contrived between Hawkins and archaeologist Richard J.C. Atkinson by the production team to introduce conflict that would enhance audience interest in the subject, and the televised dispute troubled both men for decades. By the early 1970s, however, Hawkins had inspired others to examine the astronomical potential of ancient and prehistoric monuments in many parts of the world. He ignited modern studies of archaeoastronomy. In fact, in a second book on the subject, "Beyond Stonehenge" (1973), Hawkins reported his expanding perspective with accounts of his fieldwork on New Kingdom temples in Egypt, on the giant geoglyphs near Nazca, Peru, and at other sites. He also brought the work of other investigators to the attention of his many readers. He established methods and protocols for alignment studies and invited others to use them. Following, in a sense, the footsteps Sir J. Norman Lockyer left among the antiquities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Hawkins reexamined the alignments of several Egyptian temples, documented significant

  4. Measurement of the Lorentz-FitzGerald body contraction

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    Rafelski, Johann

    2018-02-01

    A complete foundational discussion of acceleration in the context of Special Relativity (SR) is presented. Acceleration allows the measurement of a Lorentz-FitzGerald body contraction created. It is argued that in the back scattering of a probing laser beam from a relativistic flying electron cloud mirror generated by an ultra-intense laser pulse, a first measurement of a Lorentz-FitzGerald body contraction is feasible.

  5. Levantes

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    Vera Casa Nova

    Full Text Available Resumo Entrevista com Georges Didi-Huberman para L’Humanité a propósito da exposição “Soulèvements”, no museu do Jeu de Paume (Paris, novembro de 2016, realizada por Magali Joffret.

  6. Gerald: a general environment for radiation analysis and design

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    Boyle, Ch.; Oliveira, P.I.E. de; Oliveira, C.R.E. de; Adams, M.L.; Galan, J.M.

    2005-01-01

    Full text of publication follows: This paper describes the status of the GERALD interactive workbench for the analysis of radiation transport problems. GERALD basically guides the user through the various steps that are necessary to solve a radiation transport problem, and is aimed at education, research and industry. The advantages of such workbench are many: quality assurance of problem setup, interaction of the user with problem solution, preservation of theory and legacy research codes, and rapid proto-typing and testing of new methods. The environment is of general applicability catering for analytical, deterministic and stochastic analysis of the radiation problem and is not tied to one specific solution method or code. However, GERALD is being developed as a portable, modular, open source framework which renders itself quite naturally to the coupling of existing computational tools through specifically developed plug-ins. By offering a common route for setting up, solving and analyzing radiation transport problems GERALD offers the possibility of methods intercomparison and validation. Such flexible radiation transport environment will also facilitate the coupling of radiation physics methods to other physical phenomena and their application to other areas of application such as medical physics and the environment. (authors)

  7. An Appreciation of Social Context: One Legacy of Gerald Salancik.

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    Weick, Karl E.

    1996-01-01

    Evaluates Gerald Salancik's work, tracing salient themes and focusing on his constant attention to the social context of individual and organizational motivation and action. Shows the centrality of social context in his studies on priming effects, commitment, power, resource dependence, justification, decision making, and other topics. He excelled…

  8. Obituary: Gerald Frederick Tape, 1915-2005

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    Hughes, Robert E.

    2007-12-01

    Gerald Frederick Tape, a distinguished science statesman and administrator, died on November 20, 2005. Jerry, as he was known to all, took on many diverse and important responsibilities throughout his life and dealt with them with quiet authority and grace. This was the hallmark of his life. The Board of Trustees of Associated Universities, Inc., which he served for many years, expressed this in its condolences, writing "Jerry personified integrity, thoroughness and dedication. His sensitivity for the views of others, his sincerity, his personal commitment, his calm approach and his unfailing good humor were all greatly admired and respected." Jerry was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 29, 1915 but grew up in Milan, a nearby country farm community, and in Ypsilanti where his father was Principal of Michigan State Normal College, which later became Eastern Michigan University (EMU). It was there that he first became interested in physics. It was there also that he met and courted Josephine Waffen, who later would become his wife for more than sixty-six years and fill their lives with three loving sons, Walter, James, and Thomas. Upon graduation from EMU, Jerry was awarded a scholarship that took him to the University of Michigan where he earned a Ph.D. in Physics, researching the decay modes of the radioisotopes of iodine. In the Fall of 1939, during the waning days of the Great Depression, he was offered an Instructorship in the Physics Department of Cornell University, a promising start for a fruitful academic career. He brought his bride Jo to Ithaca and joined the cyclotron group under Robert Bacher and Willy Higginbotham while devising a laboratory course in nuclear techniques for graduate students. Bacher and Higginbotham soon left Cornell to join a new wartime laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and many other colleagues were "drafted" for war work. Bacher persuaded Jerry to join him at the MIT Radiation Laboratory in February

  9. THE LEVANT: ZONE OF CULTURE OR CONFLICT?

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    Samir El-Youssef

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Palestinian novelist Samir El-Youssef writes that the question in the title of this essay, “is the Levant a zone of conflict or culture?” is an ironic one indeed. Anyone with a token knowledge of the Levant, argues El-Youssef, knows that these lands are of both conflict and culture; the problem dwells in the fact that the people of the Levant need to be reminded that theirs is a land of great culture that deserves recognition and valorization as such. The author was born and brought up in Rashidiyyé—a Palestinian refugee camp in Southern Lebanon. Rashidiyyé, writes El-Youssef, was and still is as bad as a refugee camp could get. Yet, a mere fifteen minutes walk from the camp stood the ancient Phoenician port-city of Tyr; a harbour town housing the awesome vestiges of one of the greatest, most pacifist, most benevolent builders of civilization.  El-Youssef concludes that "the refugee camp (in its indigence, and the ancient city (in all its glory, standing side by side, are a stark example of the Levant being both a land of conflict and culture."

  10. Gerald McCann: The Rediscovery of a Fashion Designer

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    Almond, K; Riches, C

    2018-01-01

    The research for this article was initiated by the discovery of the archive of international fashion designer, Gerald McCann, hidden in a garage in Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK. The contents of the archive revealed a treasure trove of press cuttings photographs, fashion drawings and interviews as well as designs and costings from a once well-known designer, whose significance to the global fashion industry is sparsely documented and largely forgotten. This article reveals the history of the desi...

  11. LA SAETA DEL TIEMPO: UNA LECTURA A GERALD WHITROW

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    M. BUTLER

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En la vida cotidiana, el mundo muestra una marcada diferencia entre el pasado y el futuro, pero —con una pequeña excepción— las leyes de la física son simétricas en el tiempo. Gerald Whitrow fue uno de los primeros en darse cuenta que la resolución de esta paradoja está de acuerdo con la cosmología y las condiciones iniciales en el nacimiento del universo. Pero esta simple conclusión oculta algunas profundas sutilezas que toman un nuevo giro con la aparición de la cosmología cuántica y la hipótesis del universo inflacionario. La cuestión aún no ha sido resuelta por completo, y sigue siendo uno de los grandes

  12. De Troon van Potamon: reizigers en wetenschappers canoniseren de Levant

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    Blom, F.R.E.

    2010-01-01

    With the fall of Constantinople and the rise of Ottoman power in the Levant an Iron Curtain was lowered, effectively cutting off European contact with the antiquities in Athens, Greece, and Asia Minor. For a long period of time, representations in word or image were mainly based on sources from

  13. 77 FR 2605 - Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Gerald R. Ford International Airport...

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    2012-01-18

    ... DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, MI AGENCY: Federal... this FAA action may be reviewed at this same location or at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand...

  14. Gerald Caplan: A Tribute to the Originator of Mental Health Consultation

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    Erchul, William P.

    2009-01-01

    Gerald Caplan (1917-2008), world-renowned child and community psychiatrist, was the originator of the modern practice of mental health consultation. In addition to consultation, Caplan developed and refined many conceptual models and methods for practice for use in community mental health, psychology, and education. This tribute article focuses on…

  15. Last Glacial vegetation and climate change in the southern Levant

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    Miebach, Andrea; Chen, Chunzhu; Litt, Thomas

    2015-04-01

    Reconstructing past climatic and environmental conditions is a key task for understanding the history of modern mankind. The interaction between environmental change and migration processes of the modern Homo sapiens from its source area in Africa into Europe is still poorly understood. The principal corridor of the first human dispersal into Europe and also later migration dynamics crossed the Middle East. Therefore, the southern Levant is a key area to investigate the paleoenvironment during times of human migration. In this sense, the Last Glacial (MIS 4-2) is particularly interesting to investigate for two reasons. Firstly, secondary expansions of the modern Homo sapiens are expected to occur during this period. Secondly, there are ongoing discussions on the environmental conditions causing the prominent lake level high stand of Lake Lisan, the precursor of the Dead Sea. This high stand even culminated in the merging of Lake Lisan and Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). To provide an independent proxy for paleoenvironmental reconstructions in the southern Levant during the Last Glacial, we investigated pollen assemblages of the Dead Sea/Lake Lisan and Lake Kinneret. Located at the Dead Sea Transform, the freshwater Lake Kinneret is nowadays connected via the Jordan with the hypersaline Dead Sea, which occupies Earth's lowest elevation on land. The southern Levant is a transition area of three different vegetation types. Therefore, also small changes in the climate conditions effect the vegetation and can be registered in the pollen assemblage. In contrast to the Holocene, our preliminary results suggest another vegetation pattern during the Last Glacial. The vegetation belt of the fragile Mediterranean biome did no longer exist in the vicinity of Lake Kinneret. Moreover, the vegetation was rather similar in the whole study area. A steppe vegetation with dwarf shrubs, herbs, and grasses predominated. Thermophilous elements like oaks occurred in limited amounts. The

  16. Climate change in Greenland, Denmark and the Levant

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    Schrøder, Niels

    presented their isotopic records it was clear that the records were similar showing a series of climatic fluctuations (Dansgaard/Oescher events) We have re-examined the Yarbrud site in Syria (OSL dating and pollen analysis) in the hope that we could correlate the 25 cultural layers here (Rust 1950......), with the Dansgaard/Oescher events. It is concluded that: The effect of the NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation), given rise to opposite climate conditions in Denmark (NW Europe), the Levant and Greenland in the observation based climatic overview showis an interannual to decadal correlation of the climate...... Oscillation), archaeology, pollen, Blytt-Sernander model....

  17. AESTHETICS OF OPPOSITION: THE POLITICS OF METAMORPHOSIS IN GERALD VIZENOR’S BEARHEART

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    Seyed Mohammad Marandi

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The Chippewa novelist Gerald Vizenor puts across his interconnected politico-philosophical notions of “survivance” and “terminal creeds” in his early novel, Bearheart. To do so, Vizenor implemented some of the aesthetic strategies of magical realism. He filled his novel with an excessive amount of bizarrely sexual and violent scenes—which turn out to be magical—in order to “upset” the established standards of normality. Moreover, he used American Indian mythic folktales of transformation and metamorphosis, a magical realist technique, to re-shape the cultural and tribal identity in Bearheart’s modernized context.

  18. Hawkins, Gerald

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    British-born astronomer, professor at Boston University, claimed to have `decoded' Stonehenge. He found a pattern of alignments with 12 major lunar and solar events, finding a way to predict eclipses of the Moon, the summer and winter solstice, by use of the 56 Aubrey holes, the Heel Stone, and the four Station Stones. His work was supported by astronomer FRED HOYLE and savagely criticised by ar...

  19. Financial Futures of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

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    2017-03-27

    RAND Corporation, 2010. 8 Financial Futures of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ground memo sent to all workshop participants in advance ...been several credible reports, especially in the Financial Times and New York Times.23 The rest of this section draws from those accounts . The group... Financial Futures of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Findings from a RAND Corporation Workshop Colin P. Clarke, Kimberly Jackson, Patrick

  20. 75 FR 68401 - Duncan Smith and Gerald Altizer-Continuance in Control Exemption-Eighteen Thirty Group, LLC and...

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    2010-11-05

    ... DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35436] Duncan Smith and..., LLC Duncan Smith and Gerald Altizer (collectively applicants), noncarrier individuals, have filed a... carriers. Mr. Smith owns 80% of Eighteen Thirty and 75% of Georges Creek. Mr. Altizer owns a 20% interest...

  1. Building genetic tools in Drosophila research: an interview with Gerald Rubin

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Gerald (Gerry Rubin, pioneer in Drosophila genetics, is Founding Director of the HHMI-funded Janelia Research Campus. In this interview, Gerry recounts key events and collaborations that have shaped his unique approach to scientific exploration, decision-making, management and mentorship – an approach that forms the cornerstone of the model adopted at Janelia to tackle problems in interdisciplinary biomedical research. Gerry describes his remarkable journey from newcomer to internationally renowned leader in the fly field, highlighting his contributions to the tools and resources that have helped establish Drosophila as an important model in translational research. Describing himself as a ‘tool builder’, his current focus is on developing approaches for in-depth study of the fly nervous system, in order to understand key principles in neurobiology. Gerry was interviewed by Ross Cagan, Senior Editor of Disease Models & Mechanisms.

  2. Review: Gerald Beck (2013. Sichtbare Soziologie. Visualisierung und soziologische Wissenschaftskommunikation in der Zweiten Moderne

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    Axel Philipps

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Visualisierungen von Wissen hatten und haben im Kern des Faches Soziologie einen schweren Stand. Gerald BECK nimmt sich daher in seinem Buch "Sichtbare Soziologie" der Thematik an, um die Stellung von Visualisierungen in der Soziologie zu verstehen, damit verbundene Problemfelder zu identifizieren und für visuelle Umsetzungen zu sensibilisieren. Er setzt dazu beim Übergang zur Zweiten Moderne an und betrachtet anhand von neun Fallbeispielen gelungene und weniger gelungene Visualisierungen. Durch die verkürzte Aufarbeitung des Verhältnisses der Soziologie zum Bild bleiben jedoch wichtige Einsichten unberücksichtigt, sodass BECKs Empfehlungen, die Zahl der Visualisierungen und die visuelle Kompetenz zu erhöhen, kaum geeignet sind, die Skepsis in der Soziologie gegenüber Visualisierungen zu überwinden. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1401228

  3. Frentes de brisa en el Levante español

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    Olcina Cantos, Jorge

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Breeze regimes are main winds circulation during warm period of the year (April-September in the East of the Iberian Peninsula. This analysis offers a typology of sea breeze fronts in Spanish Mediterranean area and considers its close relationship with thermal features in Mediterranean sea all year along. The paper studies meteorological causes connected with this atmospheric phenomenon and emphasizes about pluviometric importance in contact with origin of instable sea breeze fronts in mountain areas near to Mediterranean coast.

    [es] Los regímenes de brisas constituyen la principal circulación de vientos durante el semestre cálido del año (abril-septiembre en el Levante español. El presente estudio establece una tipología de frentes de brisa que se desarrollan en este espacio geográfico ibérico y su estrecha relación con los rasgos térmicos del mar Mediterráneo a lo largo del año. Se analizan las causas atmosféricas asociadas a este fenómeno meteorológico y se enfatiza en la importancia pluviométrica ligada al estallido de frentes de brisa inestables en las áreas montañosas próximas al litoral mediterráneo. [fr] Les circulations de brises constitue le mécanisme principal de vents pendant le semestre chaud de l'année (avril - septembre sur le Levant Espagnol. L'étude présente établit une typologie de fronts de brise qui développent dans cet espace géographique et son la relation étroite avec les caractéristiques thermales de la mer Méditerranée pendant l'année. Là sont analysé les raisons atmosphériques associées à ce phénomène météorologique et il est souligné dans l'importance pluviométrica lié à la formation de fronts instables de brise dans les secteurs montagneux près le littoral méditerranée espagnol.

  4. Enhanced Saharan dust input to the Levant during Heinrich stadials

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    Torfstein, Adi; Goldstein, Steven L.; Stein, Mordechai

    2018-04-01

    The history of dust transport to the Levant during the last glacial period is reconstructed using the isotope ratios of Pb, Sr, Nd, and Hf in sediments of Lake Lisan, the last glacial Dead Sea. Exposed marginal sections of the Lisan Formation were sampled near Masada, the Perazim Valley and from a core drilled at the deep floor of the modern lake. Bulk samples and size fractions display unique isotopic fingerprints: the finest detritus fraction (<5 μm) displays higher 87Sr/86Sr and lower εNd values (0.710-0.713 and -7.0 to -9.8, respectively) relative to the coarser fractions (5-20 μm and <20 μm; 0.708-0.710 and -3.4 to -8.3) and the bulk detritus samples (0.709-0.711 and -6 to -7.5). Similarly, the 206Pb/204Pb, 207Pb/204Pb and 208Pb/204Pb ratios (18.26-19.02, 15.634-15.68, and 38.25-38.82, respectively) are systematically higher in the finest detritus fraction relative to corresponding coarser fractions and bulk samples. The 87Sr/86Sr and εNd values of the finest fraction correspond with those of atmospheric dust originating from the Sahara Desert, while those of the coarse fractions are similar to loess deposits exposed in the Sinai and Negev Deserts. Pronounced excursions in the Sr-Nd-Pb isotope ratios toward more Sahara-like values coincide with the Heinrich (H) stadials 6, 5 and 1, reflecting significant increases in Saharan dust fluxes during regionally arid intervals, reflected by sharp lake level drops. Moreover, during H6 the dust came from different Saharan sources than during H1 and H5. While the relatively wet glacial climate in the Levant suppressed the transport of dust to the lake watershed, short-term hyper-arid spells during H-stadial intervals were accompanied by enhanced supply of fine Sahara dust to this region.

  5. Gerald J. Marks, M.D., FACS (1925-), founder of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

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    Yeo, Theresa P; Cowan, Scott W; Yeo, Charles J

    2018-03-01

    This historical vignette describes the professional career of Gerald J. Marks, the founder of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Marks is also the founding Associate Editor of Surgical Endoscopy, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. Dr. Marks is a renowned colorectal surgeon, an accomplished watercolor artist, and a fascinating personality.

  6. Análise sinóptica das condições de levante

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    Guerreiro, Manuel Luís Silvestre

    2010-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Clima e Alterações Climáticas Este trabalho pretende analisar as condições de levante no Algarve, a sua origem, desenvolvimento e dissipação, dando particular atenção aos mecanismos da circulação atmosférica de larga escala envolvidos. Este estudo tem relevância por ser inovador e por existir um número bastante reduzido de trabalhos científicos anteriores que abordem propositadamente esta temática. Acresce que os episódios de levante no Algarve têm importantes im...

  7. Ronald F. Levant: Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.

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    2011-11-01

    Presents Ronald F. Levant as the 2011 winner of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research. "Ronald F. Levant is one of the world's leading authorities on the psychology of men and masculinity. Through his pioneering research, he helped define gender role strain theory, fostered a multicultural understanding of fathering and masculinity issues, and developed and evaluated the Male Role Norms Inventory and the Normative Male Alexithymia Scale. He also established the empirical foundation for the normative male alexithymia hypothesis, which proposes that male socialization inhibits emotional expression in males, and he developed alexithymia reduction treatment, which is designed to prepare men to engage more fully in psychotherapy and to experience greater benefit from it." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved). 2011 APA, all rights reserved

  8. Piety, Practice, and Politics: Agency and Ritual in the Late Bronze Age Southern Levant

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    DePietro, Dana Douglas

    2012-01-01

    Striking changes in the archaeological record of the southern Levant during the final years of the Late Bronze Age have long fascinated scholars interested in the region and period. Attempts to explain the emergence of new forms of Canaanite material culture have typically cited external factors such as Egyptian political domination as the driving force behind culture change, relying on theoretical models of acculturation, elite-emulation and center-periphery theory. While these approaches ca...

  9. Shallow Investigations of the Deep Seafloor: Quantitative Morphology in the Levant Basin, Eastern Mediterranean

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    Kanari, M.; Ketter, T.; Tibor, G.; Schattner, U.

    2017-12-01

    We aim to characterize the seafloor morphology and its shallow sub-surface structures and deformations in the deep part of the Levant basin (eastern Mediterranean) using recently acquired high-resolution shallow seismic reflection data and multibeam bathymetry, which allow quantitative analysis of morphology and structure. The Levant basin at the eastern Mediterranean is considered a passive continental margin, where most of the recent geological processes were related in literature to salt tectonics rooted at the Messinian deposits from 6Ma. We analyzed two sets of recently acquired high-resolution data from multibeam bathymetry and 3.5 kHz Chirp sub-bottom seismic reflection in the deep basin of the continental shelf offshore Israel (water depths up to 2100 m). Semi-automatic mapping of seafloor features and seismic data interpretation resulted in quantitative morphological analysis of the seafloor and its underlying sediment with penetration depth up to 60 m. The quantitative analysis and its interpretation are still in progress. Preliminary results reveal distinct morphologies of four major elements: channels, faults, folds and sediment waves, validated by seismic data. From the spatial distribution and orientation analyses of these phenomena, we identify two primary process types which dominate the formation of the seafloor in the Levant basin: structural and sedimentary. Characterization of the geological and geomorphological processes forming the seafloor helps to better understand the transport mechanisms and the relations between sediment transport and deposition in deep water and the shallower parts of the shelf and slope.

  10. Earliest economic exploitation of chicken outside East Asia: Evidence from the Hellenistic Southern Levant

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    Perry-Gal, Lee; Erlich, Adi; Gilboa, Ayelet; Bar-Oz, Guy

    2015-01-01

    Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is today one of the most widespread domesticated species and is a main source of protein in the human diet. However, for thousands of years exploitation of chickens was confined to symbolic and social domains such as cockfighting. The question of when and where chickens were first used for economic purposes remains unresolved. The results of our faunal analysis demonstrate that the Hellenistic (fourth–second centuries B.C.E.) site of Maresha, Israel, is the earliest site known today where economic exploitation of chickens was widely practiced. We base our claim on the exceptionally high frequency of chicken bones at that site, the majority of which belong to adult individuals, and on the observed 2:1 ratio of female to male bones. These results are supported further by an extensive survey of faunal remains from 234 sites in the Southern Levant, spanning more than three millennia, which shows a sharp increase in the frequency of chicken during the Hellenistic period. We further argue that the earliest secure evidence for economic exploitation of chickens in Europe dates to the first century B.C.E. and therefore is predated by the finds in the Southern Levant by at least a century. We suggest that the gradual acclimatization of chickens in the Southern Levant and its gradual integration into the local economy, the latter fully accomplished in the Hellenistic period, was a crucial step in the adoption of this species in European husbandry some 100 y later. PMID:26195775

  11. The first Neanderthal remains from an open-air Middle Palaeolithic site in the Levant.

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    Been, Ella; Hovers, Erella; Ekshtain, Ravid; Malinski-Buller, Ariel; Agha, Nuha; Barash, Alon; Mayer, Daniella E Bar-Yosef; Benazzi, Stefano; Hublin, Jean-Jacques; Levin, Lihi; Greenbaum, Noam; Mitki, Netta; Oxilia, Gregorio; Porat, Naomi; Roskin, Joel; Soudack, Michalle; Yeshurun, Reuven; Shahack-Gross, Ruth; Nir, Nadav; Stahlschmidt, Mareike C; Rak, Yoel; Barzilai, Omry

    2017-06-07

    The late Middle Palaeolithic (MP) settlement patterns in the Levant included the repeated use of caves and open landscape sites. The fossil record shows that two types of hominins occupied the region during this period-Neandertals and Homo sapiens. Until recently, diagnostic fossil remains were found only at cave sites. Because the two populations in this region left similar material cultural remains, it was impossible to attribute any open-air site to either species. In this study, we present newly discovered fossil remains from intact archaeological layers of the open-air site 'Ein Qashish, in northern Israel. The hominin remains represent three individuals: EQH1, a nondiagnostic skull fragment; EQH2, an upper right third molar (RM 3 ); and EQH3, lower limb bones of a young Neandertal male. EQH2 and EQH3 constitute the first diagnostic anatomical remains of Neandertals at an open-air site in the Levant. The optically stimulated luminescence ages suggest that Neandertals repeatedly visited 'Ein Qashish between 70 and 60 ka. The discovery of Neandertals at open-air sites during the late MP reinforces the view that Neandertals were a resilient population in the Levant shortly before Upper Palaeolithic Homo sapiens populated the region.

  12. The Messinian evaporites in the Levant Basin: lithology, deformation and its evolution

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    Feng, Ye; Steinberg, Josh; Reshef, Moshe

    2017-04-01

    The lithological composition of the Messinian evaporite in the Levant Basin remains controversial and salt deformation mechanisms are still not fully understood, due to the lack of high resolution 3D depth seismic data and well logs that record the entire evaporite sequence. We demonstrate how 3D Pre-stack depth migration (PSDM) and intra-salt tomography can lead to improved salt imaging. Using 3D PSDM seismic data with great coverage and deepwater well log data from recently drilled boreholes, we reveal intra-salt reflective units associated with thin clastic layers and a seismic transparent background consisting of uniform pure halite. Structural maps of all internal reflectors are generated for stratigraphy and attributes analysis. High amplitude fan structures in the lowermost intra-salt reflector are observed, which may indicate the source of the clastic formation during the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC). The Messinian evaporite in the Levant Basin comprises six units; the uppermost unit thickens towards the northwest, whereas the other units are uniform in thickness. The top of salt (TS) horizon is relatively horizontal, while all other intra-salt reflectors and base of salt (BS) dip towards the northwest. Different seismic attributes are used for identification of intra-salt deformation patterns. Maximum curvature maps show NW-striking thrust faults on the TS and upper intra-salt units, and dip azimuth maps are used to show different fold orientations between the TS and intra-salt units, which indicate a two-phase deformation mechanism: basin NW tilting as syn-depositional phase and NNE spreading of Plio-Pleistocene overburden as post-depositional phase. RMS amplitude maps are used to identify a channelized system on the TS. An evaporite evolution model during the MSC of the Levant Basin is therefore established based on all the observations. Finally the mechanical properties of the salts will be utilized to explore salt deformation in the Levant Basin

  13. Wild gazelles of the southern Levant: genetic profiling defines new conservation priorities.

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    Lia Hadas

    Full Text Available The mountain gazelle (Gazella gazelle, Dorcas gazelle (Gazella Dorcas and acacia gazelle (Gazella arabica acacia were historically abundant in the southern Levant, and more specifically in Israel. Anthropogenic and natural changes have caused a rapid decline in gazelle populations, raising concerns about their conservation status and future survival. The genetic profile of 111 wild gazelles from Israel was determined based on three regions of mitochondrial DNA (control region, Cytochrome b and 12S ribosomal RNA and nine nuclear microsatellite markers. Genetic analysis of the mountain gazelle population, the largest known population of this rare species, revealed adequate diversity levels and gene flow between subpopulations. Nevertheless, ongoing habitat degradation and other human effects, such as poaching, suggest the need for drastic measures to prevent species extinction. Dorcas gazelles in Israel displayed inbreeding within subpopulations while still maintaining considerable genetic diversity overall. This stable population, represented by a distinctive genetic profile, is fragmented and isolated from its relatives in neighboring localities. Based on the genetic profile of a newly sampled subpopulation in Israel, we provide an alternative hypothesis for the historic dispersal of Dorcas gazelle, from the Southern Levant to northern Africa. The small acacia gazelle population was closest to gazelles from the Farasan Islands of Saudi Arabia, based on mitochondrial markers. The two populations did not share haplotypes, suggesting that these two populations may be the last remnant wild gazelles of this species worldwide. Only a dozen acacia gazelles survive in Israel, and urgent steps are needed to ensure the survival of this genetically distinctive lineage. The genetic assessments of our study recognize new conservation priorities for each gazelle species in the Southern Levant.

  14. The “when”, the “where” and the “why” of the Neolithic revolution in the Levant

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    Avi Gopher

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    Full Text Available An accumulation of data concerning the domestication of plants and the refinement of research questions in the last decade have enabled us a new look at the Neolithic Revolution and Neolithization processes in the Levant. This paper raises some points concerning the “When” and “Where” of plant domestication and suggests that the origins of plant domestication were in a welldefined region in southeast Turkey and north Syria. It presents a view on the process of Neolithization in the Levant and offers some comments concerning the background and motivations behind the Neolithic Revolution.

  15. The structure, isostasy and gravity field of the Levant continental margin and the southeast Mediterranean area

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    Segev, Amit; Rybakov, Michael; Lyakhovsky, Vladimir; Hofstetter, Avraham; Tibor, Gidon; Goldshmidt, Vladimir; Ben Avraham, Zvi

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    A 3-D layered structure of the Levant and the southeastern Mediterranean lithospheric plates was constructed using interpretations of seismic measurements and borehole data. Structural maps of three principal interfaces, elevation, top basement and the Moho, were constructed for the area studied. This area includes the African, Sinai and Arabian plates, the Herodotus and the Levant marine basins and the Nile sedimentary cone. In addition, an isopach map of the Pliocene sediments, as well as the contemporaneous amount of denuded rock units, was prepared to enable setting up the structural map of the base Pliocene sediment. Variable density distributions are suggested for the sedimentary succession in accord with its composition and compaction. The spatial density distribution in the crystalline crust was calculated by weighting the thicknesses of the lower mafic and the upper felsic crustal layers, with densities of 2.9 g/cm 3 and 2.77 g/cm 3, respectively. Results of the local (Airy) isostatic modeling with compensation on the Moho interface show significant deviations from the local isostasy and require variable density distribution in the upper mantle. Moving the compensation level to the base of the lithosphere (˜ 100 km depth) and adopting density variations in the mantle lithosphere yielded isostatic compensation (± 200 m) over most of the area studied. The spatial pattern obtained of a density distribution with a range of ± 0.05 g/cm 3 is supported by a regional heat flux. Simulations of the flexure (Vening Meinesz) isostasy related to the Pliocene to Recent sedimentary loading and unloading revealed concentric oscillatory negative and positive anomalies mostly related to the Nile sedimentary cone. Such anomalies may explain the rapid subsidence in the Levant Basin and the arching in central Israel, northern Sinai and Egypt during Pliocene-Recent times. Comparison between the observed (Bouguer) gravity and the calculated gravity for the constructed 3-D

  16. Identitat, ideologia i argumentació en les cartes al director del diari Levante EMV

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    El nostre estudi es basa en l’anàlisi de l’autopresentació dels escriptors de cartes al director del diari Levante EMV. N’hem seleccionat 127 i hem dividit el treball en la identificació dels autors per la informació que ells mateixos aporten (nom, sexe) i aquella que es pot inferir de les tries pragmaestilístiques que han fet. Concloem que els indicis textuals triats (persones gramaticals, possessius, etc.) transmeten tot d’informacions rellevants sobre la identitat dels autors, la defensa d...

  17. The relations of exchange between Northeast Africa and Levant (ca.3400 - 3000 a.C.

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    Carolina Quintana

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The study of the connections among different communities has generated diverse theoretical models and interpretations that were developed to examine the relations of exchange among ancient populations. In general, one may differentiate between theoretical approaches that concentrate specifically on the relations of exchange among distinct communities and areas, and those that analyze the effects of such exchange relationships within the communities. In this study, we focus on the first theoretical approach in order to explore existing exchange relationships from Upper Nubia to Levant, extending through Lower Nubia, Upper Egypt, and Lower Egypt during 3400-3000 B.C., deploying World-Systems Theory and World-Systems Analysis

  18. Reconstruction of MIS 5 climate in the central Levant using a stalagmite from Kanaan Cave, Lebanon

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    Nehme, C.; Verheyden, S.; Noble, S. R.; Farrant, A. R.; Sahy, D.; Hellstrom, J.; Delannoy, J. J.; Claeys, P.

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    Lying at the transition between the temperate Mediterranean domain and subtropical deserts, the Levant is a key area to study the palaeoclimatic response over glacial-interglacial cycles. This paper presents a precisely dated last interglacial (MIS 5) stalagmite (129-84 ka) from the Kanaan Cave, Lebanon. Variations in growth rate and isotopic records indicate a warm humid phase at the onset of the last interglacial at ~ 129 ka that lasted until ~ 125 ka. A gradual shift in speleothem isotopic composition (125-122 ka) is driven mainly by the δ18O source effect of the eastern Mediterranean surface waters during sapropel 5 (S5). The onset of glacial inception began after ~ 122 ka, interrupted by a short wet pulse during the sapropel 4 (S4) event. Low growth rates and enriched oxygen and carbon values until ~ 84 ka indicate a transition to drier conditions during Northern Hemisphere glaciation.

  19. Distribution and extinction of ungulates during the Holocene of the southern Levant.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The southern Levant (Israel, Palestinian Authority and Jordan has been continuously and extensively populated by succeeding phases of human cultures for the past 15,000 years. The long human impact on the ancient landscape has had great ecological consequences, and has caused continuous and accelerating damage to the natural environment. The rich zooarchaeological data gathered at the area provide a unique opportunity to reconstruct spatial and temporal changes in wild species distribution, and correlate them with human demographic changes. METHODOLOGY: Zoo-archaeological data (382 animal bone assemblages from 190 archaeological sites from various time periods, habitats and landscapes were compared. The bone assemblages were sorted into 12 major cultural periods. Distribution maps showing the presence of each ungulate species were established for each period. CONCLUSIONS: The first major ungulate extinction occurred during the local Iron Age (1,200-586 BCE, a period characterized by significant human population growth. During that time the last of the largest wild ungulates, the hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus, aurochs (Bos primigenius and the hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius became extinct, followed by a shrinking distribution of forest-dwelling cervids. A second major wave of extinction occurred only in the 19th and 20th centuries CE. Furthermore, a negative relationship was found between the average body mass of ungulate species that became extinct during the Holocene and their extinction date. It is thus very likely that the intensified human activity through habitat destruction and uncontrolled hunting were responsible for the two major waves of ungulate extinction in the southern Levant during the late Holocene.

  20. Distribution and extinction of ungulates during the Holocene of the southern Levant.

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    Tsahar, Ella; Izhaki, Ido; Lev-Yadun, Simcha; Bar-Oz, Guy

    2009-01-01

    The southern Levant (Israel, Palestinian Authority and Jordan) has been continuously and extensively populated by succeeding phases of human cultures for the past 15,000 years. The long human impact on the ancient landscape has had great ecological consequences, and has caused continuous and accelerating damage to the natural environment. The rich zooarchaeological data gathered at the area provide a unique opportunity to reconstruct spatial and temporal changes in wild species distribution, and correlate them with human demographic changes. Zoo-archaeological data (382 animal bone assemblages from 190 archaeological sites) from various time periods, habitats and landscapes were compared. The bone assemblages were sorted into 12 major cultural periods. Distribution maps showing the presence of each ungulate species were established for each period. The first major ungulate extinction occurred during the local Iron Age (1,200-586 BCE), a period characterized by significant human population growth. During that time the last of the largest wild ungulates, the hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), aurochs (Bos primigenius) and the hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) became extinct, followed by a shrinking distribution of forest-dwelling cervids. A second major wave of extinction occurred only in the 19th and 20th centuries CE. Furthermore, a negative relationship was found between the average body mass of ungulate species that became extinct during the Holocene and their extinction date. It is thus very likely that the intensified human activity through habitat destruction and uncontrolled hunting were responsible for the two major waves of ungulate extinction in the southern Levant during the late Holocene.

  1. An analysis of schematic cave painting and territory and their spatial distribution in the Iberian Peninsula's Levante | Pintura rupestre esquemática y territorio : análisis de su distribución espacial en el Levante peninsular

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    Palmira Torregrosa Giménez

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    Full Text Available Étude de l’analyse du modèle d’emplacement des sites à peinture rupestre schématique situés au Levant de la péninsule ibérique, une expression graphique clé pour expliquer le processus de néolithisation et d’affermissement des premières communautés paysannes de cette zone. | Presentamos un estudio sobre el análisis del patrón de emplazamiento de los yacimientos con pintura rupestre esquemática en el Levante de la Península Ibérica, una manifestación gráfica clave para la explicación del proceso de neolitización y afianzamiento de las primeras comunidades agropecuarias en dicha zona.

  2. Tüdimus ; Levant ; Agoonia ; Varjutus ; Mälestuseks ; Jõed ; Jõulud ; Kui sina mu vend ; Faas ; Maetud sadam ; Õhtul ; Needus ; Juuni ; Magada ; Rahu : [luuletused] / Giuseppe Ungaretti ; tõlk. Malle Talvet ja Auli Ott

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    Ungaretti, Giuseppe

    2003-01-01

    Andmed autori kohta lk. 28. Orig.: Noia ; Levante ; Agonia ; Chiaroscuro ; In memoria ; I fiumi ; Natale ; Se tu mio fratello ; Fase ; Il porto sepolto ; Stasera ; Dannazione ; Giugno ; Dormire ; Quiete

  3. Re-evaluating the Glacial Vegetation of the Southern Levant and Early Signs of Human Impact on the Environment

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    Miebach, A.; Chen, C.; Litt, T.

    2017-12-01

    Assessing paleoenvironmental conditions is crucial to understand the history of modern humans. The southern Levant functioned as a corridor for human migration processes such as the colonization of Europe and the spread of agriculture. Despite its important role in human history, the Levantine paleoenvironment is still insufficiently investigated. In particular, current reconstructions of the paleovegetation are grounded on poor data bases. Here, we revise former hypotheses about the paleovegetation of the southern Levant during the last glacial based on new palynological results from the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. We further evaluate early signs of anthropogenic influences in the Dead Sea catchment by combining evidence of pollen, micro-charcoal, and spores. The palynological results suggest that drought-adapted herbs, dwarf shrubs, and grasses prevailed in the southern Levant during the last glacial. In contrast to the Holocene, there was no belt of continuous and dense Mediterranean vegetation surrounding the Sea of Galilee during MIS 2. Mediterranean elements such as deciduous oaks only occurred in limited amounts and were probably patchily distributed in the whole study area. The vegetation and moisture gradient was not as strong as today. Since the Lateglacial, the Dead Sea region witnessed several rapid environmental changes. Phases with considerably reduced woodland density, increased fire activity, and enhanced catchment erosion occurred. Although climatic triggers were possible, there is a strong indication of anthropogenic influences due to overall increasing human activities in the region. The study gains new insights into environmental responses of the southern Levant to climate variations in the past. It also contributes towards our understanding of human-environmental interactions during the early Holocene.

  4. Hegemony for Beginners: Egyptian Activity in the Southern Levant during the Second Half of the Fourth Millennium B.C

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    Branislav Anđelković

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available After a modest start in the mid-20th century, thousands of Protodynastic Egyptian objects have been unearthed and identified as such in the Southern Levant, including serekh-signs of several Dynasty 0 (Narmer, "Double Falcon", Ny-Hor, IryHor, Ka, and 1st Dynasty (Hor Aha pharaohs. The explanatory models presented so far fail to integrate the totality of the archaeologically manifested parameters, especially considering the impact of the last fifteen years of finds and their contextual and other analysis, into the proper semiotic matrix. The conundrum of Egyptian activity in the Southern Levant displays, at the same time, features of a small-scale trading partner, a colonizer, and a suzerain. Egyptian pottery of local origin provides an indication of a south-north flow of the Egyptian daily-life repertoire of pottery types, or rather their contents, between the Egyptian-related sites, that clearly demonstrates an Egyptian distribution system operating on an intra-regional level in the Early Bronze IB Southern Levant. The ‘Egyptian phenomenon’ is far from being unique since reestablishment of a similar geopolitical pattern, only on a considerably greater scale, can be recognized during the New Kingdom – the Egyptian province in Asia.

  5. Soil decontamination at the Montevecchio-Levante mine site with experimental washing and leaching techniques

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    Dessi, R. [Progemisa SpA, Cagliari (Italy); Fadda, S.; Peretti, R.; Zucca, A. [CSGM, Centro Studi Germinerari e Mineralurgici del CNR, Cagliari (Italy); Serci, A. [Digita, Dipt. di Geoingegneria e Tecnologie Ambientali, Cagliari (Italy)

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    The soils in the neighbourhood of the Rio Montevecchio-Sitzerri, a stream that flows in the valley below the tailings pond of the Montevecchio-Levante mineral processing plant (SW Sardinia, Italy) are severely contaminated by heavy metals, to the extent that traditional land uses are compromised. Consequently urgent measures are needed both to abate the pollution at source and rehabilitate the contaminated land. This paper is concerned with the problem of soil decontamination using washing and leaching techniques. Laboratory experiments have been conducted in mechanically agitated reactors, using citric acid and acetic acid solutions and brine of hydrochloric acid and calcium chloride. The influence of both reagent concentration and solid-to-liquid ratio has been assessed, and in the most significant cases, the attack kinetics has been determined. The tests showed the brine to be the most effective for removing metals from the soils. Based on the findings of the investigations, the possibility of decontamination by heap leaching has been simulated in the laboratory using the column technique. [Italian] I suoi circostanti il Rio Montevecchio-Sitzerri, che scorre a valle del bacino di decantazione degli sterili dell'impianto di trattamento dei minerali di Montevecchio-Levante (Sardegna Centro-Occidentale), sono caratterizzati da un elevato contenuto di metalli pesanti, che ne pregiudicano gli usi tradizionali. Si rende percio' improrogabile sia la necessita' di intervenire sulle cause all'origine della contaminazione, sia di bonificare i suoli in questione al fine di recuperarli a nuovi usi. La memoria intende portare un contributo alle relative problematiche affrontando la possibilita' di decontaminazione mediante tecniche di lavaggio e lisciviazione. La sperimentazione di laboratorio e' stata condotta in reattori ad agitazione meccanica, utilizzando soluzioni con acido citrico, acido acetico ed una salamoia costituita da acido

  6. The Last Interglacial in the Levant: Perspective from the ICDP Dead Sea Deep Drill Core

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    Goldstein, S. L.; Torfstein, A.; Stein, M.; Kushnir, Y.; Enzel, Y.; Haug, G. H.

    2014-12-01

    Sediments recovered by the ICDP Dead Sea Deep Drilling Project provide a new perspective on the climate history of the Levant during the last interglacial period MIS5. They record the extreme impacts of an intense interglacial characterized by stronger insolation, warmer mean global temperatures, and higher sea-levels than the Holocene. Results show both extreme hyper-aridity during MIS5e, including an unprecedented drawdown of Dead Sea water levels, and the impacts of a strong precession-driven African monsoon responsible for a major sapropel event (S5) in the eastern Mediterranean. Hyper-arid conditions at the beginning of MIS5e prior to S5 (~132-128 ka) are evidenced by halite deposition, indicating declining Dead Sea lake levels. Surprisingly, the hyper-arid phase is interrupted during the MIS5e peak (~128-120 ka), coinciding with the S5 sapropel, which is characterized by a thick (23 m) section of silty detritus (without any halite) whose provenance indicates southern-sourced wetness in the watershed. Upon weakening of the S5 monsoon (~120-115 ka), the return of extreme aridity resulted in an unprecedented lake level drawdown, reflected by massive salt deposition, and followed by a sediment hiatus (~115-100 ka) indicating prolonged low lake level. The resumption of section follows classic Levant patterns with more wetness during cooler MIS5b and hyper-aridity during warmer MIS5a. The ICDP core provides the first evidence for a direct linkage between an intense precession-driven African monsoon and wetness at the high subtropical latitude (~30N) of the Dead Sea watershed. Combined with coeval deposition of Negev speleothems and travertines, and calcitification of Red Sea corals, the evidence indicates a wet climatic corridor that could facilitate homo sapiens migration out of Africa during the MIS5e peak. In addition, the MIS 5e hyper-arid intervals may provide an important cautionary analogue for the impact of future warming on regional water resources.

  7. Multi-scale constraints of sediment source to sink systems in frontier basins: a forward stratigraphic modeling case study of the Levant region

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    Hawie, Nicolas; Deschamps, Remy; Granjeon, Didier; Nader, Fadi-Henri; Gorini, Christian; Müller, Carla; Montadert, Lucien; Baudin, François

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    Recent scientific work underlined the presence of a thick Cenozoic infill in the Levant Basin reaching up to 12 km. Interestingly; restricted sedimentation was observed along the Levant margin in the Cenozoic. Since the Late Eocene successive regional geodynamic events affecting Afro-Arabia and Eurasia (collision and strike slip deformation)induced fast marginal uplifts. The initiation of local and long-lived regional drainage systems in the Oligo-Miocene period (e.g. Lebanon versus Nile) provoked a change in the depositional pattern along the Levant margin and basin. A shift from carbonate dominated environments into clastic rich systems has been observed. Through this communication we explore the importance of multi-scale constraints (i.e.,seismic, well and field data) in the quantification of the subsidence history, sediment transport and deposition of a Middle-Upper Miocene "multi-source" to sink system along the northernLevant frontier region. We prove through a comprehensive forward stratigraphic modeling workflow that the contribution to the infill of the northern Levant Basin (offshore Lebanon) is split in between proximal and more distal clastic sources as well as in situ carbonate/hemipelagic deposition. In a wider perspective this work falls under the umbrella of multi-disciplinary source to sink studies that investigate the impact of geodynamic events on basin/margin architectural evolutions, consequent sedimentary infill and thus on petroleum systems assessment.

  8. Hunted gazelles evidence cooling, but not drying, during the Younger Dryas in the southern Levant

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    Hartman, Gideon; Bar-Yosef, Ofer; Brittingham, Alex; Grosman, Leore; Munro, Natalie D.

    2016-04-01

    The climatic downturn known globally as the Younger Dryas (YD; ∼12,900-11,500 BP) has frequently been cited as a prime mover of agricultural origins and has thus inspired enthusiastic debate over its local impact. This study presents seasonal climatic data from the southern Levant obtained from the sequential sampling of gazelle tooth carbonates from the Early and Late Natufian archaeological sites of Hayonim and Hilazon Tachtit Caves (western Galilee, Israel). Our results challenge the entrenched model that assumes that warm temperatures and high precipitation are synonymous with climatic amelioration and cold and wet conditions are combined in climatic downturns. Enamel carbon isotope values from teeth of human-hunted gazelle dating before and during the YD provide a proxy measure for water availability during plant growth. They reveal that although the YD was cooler, it was not drier than the preceding Bølling-Allerød. In addition, the magnitude of the seasonal curve constructed from oxygen isotopes is significantly dampened during the YD, indicating that cooling was most pronounced in the growing season. Cool temperatures likely affected the productivity of staple wild cereal resources. We hypothesize that human groups responded by shifting settlement strategies-increasing population mobility and perhaps moving to the warmer Jordan Valley where wild cereals were more productive and stable.

  9. Taxonomic review of the subgenus Andrena (Poecilandrena) (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) in Israel and the Levant.

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    Pisanty, Gideon; Scheuchl, Erwin; Dorchin, Netta

    2018-01-18

    Andrena (Poecilandrena) Hedicke is a subgenus of small solitary bees, with the greatest diversity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region-an important but understudied biodiversity hotspot for bees. We studied Andrena (Poecilandrena) collected mostly in Israel and the West Bank, and make several additions to the regional fauna. We provide the first comprehensive review of Andrena (Poecilandrena) species currently known from Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, including diagnostic keys to females and males, descriptions of new species and unknown sexes, and detailed information for each taxon regarding distribution, phenology and flower visitation. Our review includes fourteen species of Andrena (Poecilandrena) from the Levant, including five species new to science: A. freidbergi Pisanty Scheuchl n. sp., A. galilaea Pisanty Scheuchl n. sp., A. hierosolymitana Pisanty Scheuchl n. sp., A. sedumella Scheuchl Pisanty n. sp., and A. stenofovea Scheuchl Pisanty n. sp. We also report four species as new to the region, and provide the first description of the male of A. rusticola Warncke. We exclude A. arabica Scheuchl Gusenleitner from the subgenus, and synonymize it with A. helouanensis Friese. We anticipate that more collecting work in this region will yield additional undescribed taxa as well as new records, especially of taxa already known from Turkey. In the appendix to this work we provide information on 35 new records of other Andrena subgenera from Israel and the West Bank that have accumulated in recent years.

  10. Economic Developments and the Nature of Settlement in the Towns and Countryside of the Levant, ca. 565-800 CE

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    Walmsley, Alan George

    2008-01-01

    , inflicted by rampaging Bedouin tribesmen, which infused much of the literature beforehand (and occasionally still does, especially in the popular market). More recently, it has been argued that Levantine towns offered little resistance to an expanding Islamic hegemony because of the weakened condition...... of the region - politically, militarily and financially - at the start of the seventh century. Structurally and economically, the reasoning goes, the Levant was already ‘medieval' before Islam (the ‘polis to madînah' question). In all instances, archaeological evidence has often been pressed into arguing...

  11. Updated distribution of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Spain: new findings in the mainland Spanish Levante, 2013

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    Alarcón-Elbal, Pedro María; Estrella, Sarah Delacour; Arrondo, Ignacio Ruiz; Collantes, Francisco; Iniesta, Juan Antonio Delgado; Morales-Bueno, José; Sánchez-López, Pedro Francisco; Amela, Carmen; Sierra-Moros, María José; Molina, Ricardo; Lucientes, Javier

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    In 2004, Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1894) was observed for the first time in Catalonia, northeastern Spain. A decade later, it has spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean region of the country and the Balearic Islands. Framed within a national surveillance project, we present the results of monitoring in 2013 in the autonomous communities of the mainland Levante. The current study reveals a remarkable increase in the spread of the invasive mosquito in relation to results from 2012; the species was present and well-established in 48 municipalities, most of which were along the Mediterranean coastline from the Valencian Community to the Region of Murcia. PMID:25317706

  12. Electrical properties of the 8-12th September, 2015 massive dust outbreak over the Levant

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    Katz, Shai; Yair, Yoav; Price, Colin; Yaniv, Roy; Silber, Israel; Lynn, Barry; Ziv, Baruch

    2018-03-01

    We report new electrical measurements conducted during the massive dust outbreak that occurred over the Levant in September 08-12, 2015. That event was one of the strongest dust storms on record and engulfed the entire region for 5 consecutive days, over Iraq through Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus and Egypt. At its peak, Aerosol Optical Thickness of 4.0 was measured in southern Israel. Ground-based measurements of the electrical field (Ez) and current density (J) were conducted at the Wise Observatory (WO) in Mizpe-Ramon (30°35‧N, 34°45‧E) and near the top of Mt. Hermon (30°24‧N, 35°51‧E). During the dust outbreak very large fluctuations in the electrical parameters were measured at both stations, with remarkable differences between the two locations. While at the Mt. Hermon station we registered positive values of the electric field and total current density, the values registered at the Wise Observatory were significantly smaller and more negative. The Mt. Hermon site showed Ez and J values fluctuating between - 460 and + 570 V m- 1 and - 14.5 and + 18 pA m- 2 respectively. In contrast, the Ez values registered at WO varied between - 430 and + 10 V m- 1, and the current density fluctuated between - 6 and + 3 pA m- 2. We show that the unique generation and evolution of this dust outbreak gave rise to a significantly different charge structure compared with that observed in short lived convective events, and suggest a tentative explanation for the obtained results.

  13. "Islamic State Of Iraq And The Levant ("ISIL" As A Threat To The World Community

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    Nina V. Volodina

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In the present article author examines illegal activities of ISIS. Territory of victorious monotheism is so-called by experts and proclaimed in June 2014 "Islamic state" with the original name of "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant", in other words "Caliphate" in a particular area of the modern states of Syria and Iraq. Founded illegally on the territory of the sovereign State of Iraq and Syria, "IS" with a sharia form of government, it is the first step of creating a global "caliphate", which do not recognize borders. Author notes that the creation of the "Islamic state", that poses a threat to the constitutional security of many countries of Asia, as well as the Russian Federation, both in terms of the "capture" of Islamic extremists and terrorists, and includes part of the territory of present Russia. Author concludes that: first, the creation of the world "Caliphate", no borders - the main goal of the Islamists, raising fears in the world, including the Russian Federation and the long term threaten to the country's sovereignty. Second, law enforcement authorities should be attentive to the problems that arose in the Russian Federation related to the Islamic radical organizations. Recruiters, Islamic radicals operate illegally in our country. Thirdly, important but insufficient measures taken, such as the steps to revive the Russian Islam the idea of a "single Russian muftiat", in particular to the Russian ummah was proposed "rigid vertical of power" and Sufism as a means of radicalism. Fourth, not enough attention is paid to the States to the Islamic States (IS in the Russian Federation and analysis of the problems associated with the radical Islam, which is no longer seen as a phenomenon inherent only in the Arab world. Fifth, there are opposing views on the "IS".

  14. Levante Popular da juventude brasileira: saímos do Facebook

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    Gleice Bernardini

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo visa estudar o movimento ocorrido em junho de 2013 no Brasil, inicialmente sob a bandeira do Movimento Passe Livre, porém sem a existência de uma liderança, mas múltiplas vozes que se alternam na busca de mudanças sociais e econômicas. O objeto de estudo é a comunicação feita através das redes sociais e sua realização, ou concretização, nas ruas das principais cidades do país. As passeatas demonstram a força da comunicação midiática e de um novo fenômeno de conversação, o uso das redes sociais, agora como fator de união e não mais apenas como vitrine da vida cotidiana. A internet se tornou um novo meio de comunicação de fácil e livre acesso, além de sua rapidez na dissipação de dados. Desta forma, a juventude se utilizou de tal tecnologia para um levante na busca de melhorias sociais das cidades onde aconteceram as passeatas. Tal movimento ainda sem um estudo acadêmico e social deve ser debatido para que, além de entendido, possa ampliar as contribuições com a sociedade, auxiliando-a em suas reivindicações. Foi escolhido o site #causabrasil para o estudo e percepção das questões pela qual o público manifesta insatisfação. O site realiza uma análise com a combinação de uma lista de hastags pré-cadastradas e uma lista de diferentes termos utilizados por usuários do Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube e Google, através da ferramenta de monitoramento Seekr, e em um infográfico apresenta as principais bandeiras de luta da população.

  15. Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients in the Levant

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    Akel, Reem; El Darsa, Haidar; Anouti, Bilal; Mukherji, Deborah; Temraz, Sally; Raslan, Rasha; Tfayli, Arafat; Assi, Hazem

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    physical and psychological well-being of breast cancer patients in the Levant region. PMID:29072421

  16. Dead Sea pollen provides new insights into the paleoenvironment of the southern Levant during MIS 6-5

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    Chen, Chunzhu; Litt, Thomas

    2018-05-01

    The paleoclimate of the southern Levant, especially during the last interglacial (LIG), is still under debate. Reliable paleovegetation information for this period, as independent evidence to the paleoenvironment, was still missing. In this study, we present a high-resolution pollen record encompassing 147-89 ka from the Dead Sea deep drilling core 5017-1A. The sediment profile is marked by alternations of laminated marl deposits and thick massive halite, indicating lake-level fluctuations. The pollen record suggests that steppe and desert components predominated in the Dead Sea surroundings during the whole investigated interval. The late penultimate glacial (147.3-130.9 ka) and early last glacial (115.5-89.1 ka) were cool and relatively dry, with sub-humid conditions confined to the mountains that sustained moderate amounts of deciduous oaks. Prior to the LIG optimum, a prevalence of desert components and a concomitant increase in frost-sensitive pistachio trees demonstrate the occurrence of an arid initial warming phase (130.9-124.2 ka). The LIG optimum (124.2 ka-115.5 ka) was initiated by an abrupt grass expansion that was followed by a rapid spread of woodlands in the mountains due to increased moisture availability. The remarkable sclerophyllous expansion points to a strong seasonal moisture deficit. These results contradict previous Dead Sea lake-level investigations that suggested pluvial glacials and a warm, dry LIG in the southern Levant. Prominent discrepancies between vegetation and Dead Sea lake stands are also registered at 128-115 ka, and the potential causes are discussed. In particular, while the pollen spectra mirror increased effective moisture during the LIG optimum, the massive halite deposition is indicative of an extremely low lake level. Given that the climate amelioration triggered the migration of early modern humans to the southern Levant, we speculate that the diverse ecosystems in the region provided great potential for their residence

  17. Hydrological variability in the Northern Levant: a 250 ka multiproxy record from the Yammoûneh (Lebanon) sedimentary sequence

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    Gasse, F.; Vidal, L.; Develle, A.-L.; van Campo, E.

    2011-11-01

    The Levant is a key region in terms of both long-term hydroclimate dynamics and human cultural evolution. Our understanding of the regional response to glacial-interglacial boundary conditions is limited by uncertainties in proxy-data interpretation and the lack of long-term records from different geographical settings. The present paper provides a 250 ka paleoenvironmental reconstruction based on a multi-proxy approach from northern Levant, derived from a 36 m lacustrine-palustrine sequence cored in the small intra-mountainous karstic Yammoûneh basin from northern Lebanon. We combined time series of sediment properties, paleovegetation, and carbonate oxygen isotopes (δc), to yield a comprehensive view of paleohydrologic-paleoclimatic fluctuations in the basin over the two last glacial-interglacial cycles. Integration of all available proxies shows that Interglacial maxima (early-mid MIS 7, MIS 5.5 and early MIS 1) experienced relatively high effective moisture, evidenced by the dominance of forested landscapes (although with different forest types) associated with authigenic carbonate sedimentation in a productive waterbody. Synchronous and steep δc increases can be reconciled with enhanced mean annual moisture when changes in seasonality are taken into account. During Glacials periods (MIS 2 and MIS 6), open vegetation tends to replace the forests, favouring local erosion and detrital sedimentation. However, all proxy data reveal an overall wetting during MIS 6, while a drying trend took place during MIS4-2, leading to extremely harsh LGM conditions possibly linked to water storage as ice in the surrounding highlands. Over the past 250 ka, the Yammoûneh record shows an overall decrease in local effective water, coincident with a weakening of seasonal insolation contrasts linked to the decreasing amplitude of the eccentricity cycle. The Yammoûneh record is roughly consistent with long-term climatic fluctuations in the northeastern Mediterranean region (except

  18. Hydrological variability in the Northern Levant: a 250 ka multiproxy record from the Yammoûneh (Lebanon sedimentary sequence

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    Full Text Available The Levant is a key region in terms of both long-term hydroclimate dynamics and human cultural evolution. Our understanding of the regional response to glacial-interglacial boundary conditions is limited by uncertainties in proxy-data interpretation and the lack of long-term records from different geographical settings.

    The present paper provides a 250 ka paleoenvironmental reconstruction based on a multi-proxy approach from northern Levant, derived from a 36 m lacustrine-palustrine sequence cored in the small intra-mountainous karstic Yammoûneh basin from northern Lebanon. We combined time series of sediment properties, paleovegetation, and carbonate oxygen isotopes (δc, to yield a comprehensive view of paleohydrologic-paleoclimatic fluctuations in the basin over the two last glacial-interglacial cycles. Integration of all available proxies shows that Interglacial maxima (early-mid MIS 7, MIS 5.5 and early MIS 1 experienced relatively high effective moisture, evidenced by the dominance of forested landscapes (although with different forest types associated with authigenic carbonate sedimentation in a productive waterbody. Synchronous and steep δc increases can be reconciled with enhanced mean annual moisture when changes in seasonality are taken into account. During Glacials periods (MIS 2 and MIS 6, open vegetation tends to replace the forests, favouring local erosion and detrital sedimentation. However, all proxy data reveal an overall wetting during MIS 6, while a drying trend took place during MIS4-2, leading to extremely harsh LGM conditions possibly linked to water storage as ice in the surrounding highlands. Over the past 250 ka, the Yammoûneh record shows an overall decrease in local effective water, coincident with a weakening of seasonal insolation contrasts linked to the decreasing amplitude of the eccentricity cycle.

    The Yammoûneh record is roughly consistent with long-term climatic

  19. COMPORTAMIENTO DE LOS PRECIOS DEL GANADO HEMBRA DE LEVANTE DE PRIMERA CLASE EN MONTERÍA Y SINCELEJO (COLOMBIA

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    OMAR ENRIQUE CASTILLO NUÑEZ

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    precios del ganado hembra vivo de levante de primera calidad en las ciudades de Montería y Sincelejo, comercializado en las subastas. Para ello se acude al análisis de los precios durante el periodo 1997-2008 utilizando técnicas estadísticas y económetricas como la media móvil multiplicativa, la tasa de crecimiento sobre medias anuales y modelos generalizados auto-regresivos condicionales heterocedásticos, GARCH. Los resultados indican la presencia de estacionalidad y ciclos en los precios mensuales; en los precios semanales hay evidencias de volatilidad, lo cual genera riesgos para la inversión ganadera en el largo plazo y torna impredecibles su evolución.

  20. Monumental megalithic burial and rock art tell a new story about the Levant Intermediate Bronze “Dark Ages”

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    Barash, Alon; Eisenberg-Degen, Davida; Grosman, Leore; Oron, Maya; Berger, Uri

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    The Intermediate Bronze Age (IB) in the Southern Levant (ca. 2350–2000 BCE) is known as the “Dark Ages,” following the collapse of Early Bronze urban society and predating the establishment of the Middle Bronze cities. The absence of significant settlements and monumental building has led to the reconstruction of IB social organization as that of nomadic, tribal society inhabiting rural villages with no central governmental system. Excavation in the Shamir Dolmen Field (comprising over 400 dolmens) on the western foothills of the Golan Heights was carried out following the discovery of rock art engravings on the ceiling of the central chamber inside one of the largest dolmens ever recorded in the Levant. Excavation of this multi-chambered dolmen, covered by a basalt capstone weighing some 50 tons, revealed a secondary multi-burial (of both adults and children) rarely described in a dolmen context in the Golan. Engraved into the rock ceiling above the multi-burial is a panel of 14 forms composed of a vertical line and downturned arc motif. 3D-scanning by structured-light technology was used to sharpen the forms and revealed the technique employed to create them. Building of the Shamir dolmens required a tremendous amount of labor, architectural mastery, and complex socio-economic organization well beyond the capacity of small, rural nomadic groups. The monumental megalithic burial of the Shamir dolmens indicates a hierarchical, complex, non-urban governmental system. This new evidence supports a growing body of recent criticism stemming from new discoveries and approaches that calls for rethinking our views of the Levantine IB “Dark Ages.” PMID:28253312

  1. Monumental megalithic burial and rock art tell a new story about the Levant Intermediate Bronze "Dark Ages".

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    Gonen Sharon

    Full Text Available The Intermediate Bronze Age (IB in the Southern Levant (ca. 2350-2000 BCE is known as the "Dark Ages," following the collapse of Early Bronze urban society and predating the establishment of the Middle Bronze cities. The absence of significant settlements and monumental building has led to the reconstruction of IB social organization as that of nomadic, tribal society inhabiting rural villages with no central governmental system. Excavation in the Shamir Dolmen Field (comprising over 400 dolmens on the western foothills of the Golan Heights was carried out following the discovery of rock art engravings on the ceiling of the central chamber inside one of the largest dolmens ever recorded in the Levant. Excavation of this multi-chambered dolmen, covered by a basalt capstone weighing some 50 tons, revealed a secondary multi-burial (of both adults and children rarely described in a dolmen context in the Golan. Engraved into the rock ceiling above the multi-burial is a panel of 14 forms composed of a vertical line and downturned arc motif. 3D-scanning by structured-light technology was used to sharpen the forms and revealed the technique employed to create them. Building of the Shamir dolmens required a tremendous amount of labor, architectural mastery, and complex socio-economic organization well beyond the capacity of small, rural nomadic groups. The monumental megalithic burial of the Shamir dolmens indicates a hierarchical, complex, non-urban governmental system. This new evidence supports a growing body of recent criticism stemming from new discoveries and approaches that calls for rethinking our views of the Levantine IB "Dark Ages."

  2. Monumental megalithic burial and rock art tell a new story about the Levant Intermediate Bronze "Dark Ages".

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    Sharon, Gonen; Barash, Alon; Eisenberg-Degen, Davida; Grosman, Leore; Oron, Maya; Berger, Uri

    2017-01-01

    The Intermediate Bronze Age (IB) in the Southern Levant (ca. 2350-2000 BCE) is known as the "Dark Ages," following the collapse of Early Bronze urban society and predating the establishment of the Middle Bronze cities. The absence of significant settlements and monumental building has led to the reconstruction of IB social organization as that of nomadic, tribal society inhabiting rural villages with no central governmental system. Excavation in the Shamir Dolmen Field (comprising over 400 dolmens) on the western foothills of the Golan Heights was carried out following the discovery of rock art engravings on the ceiling of the central chamber inside one of the largest dolmens ever recorded in the Levant. Excavation of this multi-chambered dolmen, covered by a basalt capstone weighing some 50 tons, revealed a secondary multi-burial (of both adults and children) rarely described in a dolmen context in the Golan. Engraved into the rock ceiling above the multi-burial is a panel of 14 forms composed of a vertical line and downturned arc motif. 3D-scanning by structured-light technology was used to sharpen the forms and revealed the technique employed to create them. Building of the Shamir dolmens required a tremendous amount of labor, architectural mastery, and complex socio-economic organization well beyond the capacity of small, rural nomadic groups. The monumental megalithic burial of the Shamir dolmens indicates a hierarchical, complex, non-urban governmental system. This new evidence supports a growing body of recent criticism stemming from new discoveries and approaches that calls for rethinking our views of the Levantine IB "Dark Ages."

  3. The beginning of metallurgy in the southern Levant: a late 6th millennium CalBC copper awl from Tel Tsaf, Israel.

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    Garfinkel, Yosef; Klimscha, Florian; Shalev, Sariel; Rosenberg, Danny

    2014-01-01

    The beginning of metallurgy in the ancient Near East attracts much attention. The southern Levant, with the rich assemblage of copper artifacts from the Nahal Mishmar cave and the unique gold rings of the Nahal Qanah cave, is regarded as a main center of early metallurgy during the second half of the 5th millennium CalBC. However, a recently discovered copper awl from a Middle Chalcolithic burial at Tel Tsaf, Jordan Valley, Israel, suggests that cast metal technology was introduced to the region as early as the late 6th millennium CalBC. This paper examines the chemical composition of this item and reviews its context. The results indicate that it was exported from a distant source, probably in the Caucasus, and that the location where it was found is indicative of the social status of the buried individual. This rare finding indicates that metallurgy was first diffused [corrected] to the southern Levant through exchange networks and only centuries later involved local productionThis copper awl, the earliest metal artifact found in the southern Levant, indicates that the elaborate Late Chalcolithic metallurgy developed from a more ancient tradition.

  4. Beyond the Levant: first evidence of a pre-pottery Neolithic incursion into the Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia.

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    Full Text Available Pre-Pottery Neolithic assemblages are best known from the fertile areas of the Mediterranean Levant. The archaeological site of Jebel Qattar 101 (JQ-101, at Jubbah in the southern part of the Nefud Desert of northern Saudi Arabia, contains a large collection of stone tools, adjacent to an Early Holocene palaeolake. The stone tool assemblage contains lithic types, including El-Khiam and Helwan projectile points, which are similar to those recorded in Pre-Pottery Neolithic A and Pre-Pottery Neolithic B assemblages in the Fertile Crescent. Jebel Qattar lies ∼500 kilometres outside the previously identified geographic range of Pre-Pottery Neolithic cultures. Technological analysis of the typologically diagnostic Jebel Qattar 101 projectile points indicates a unique strategy to manufacture the final forms, thereby raising the possibility of either direct migration of Levantine groups or the acculturation of mobile communities in Arabia. The discovery of the Early Holocene site of Jebel Qattar suggests that our view of the geographic distribution and character of Pre-Pottery Neolithic cultures may be in need of revision.

  5. Expansion of the known distribution of Asiatic mouflon (Ovis orientalis) in the Late Pleistocene of the Southern Levant

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    Yeomans, Lisa; Martin, Louise; Richter, Tobias

    2017-08-01

    Wild sheep (Ovis orientalis) bones recovered from the Natufian site of Shubayqa 1 demonstrate a wider distribution of mouflon in the Late Pleistocene of the Southern Levant than previously known. Early Epipalaeolithic sites are common in the limestone steppe region of eastern Jordan but have yielded only a handful of caprine bones that cannot be identified to species level and few faunal remains from excavated Late Epipalaeolithic sites have been reported. Analysis of animal bone from Shubayqa 1 suggests a significant population of wild sheep could be found concentrated in the basalt desert environment of eastern Jordan during the Late Pleistocene, especially where higher rainfall over the Jebel Druze provided more water. A population of wild sheep was still present in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A when the nearby site of Shubayqa 6 was occupied. Hunting of diverse, locally available resources including wild sheep at the end of the Pleistocene illustrates the flexible and adaptive exploitation strategies that hunter-forager groups engaged in. This provides further evidence to the increasing body of data showing the creative and opportunistic approach of terminal Pleistocene groups allowing continued occupation even in more marginal environments in a period of environmental change.

  6. ESTACIONALIDAD, CICLOS Y VOLATILIDAD EN LOS PRECIOS DEL GANADO MACHO DE LEVANTE EN MONTERÍA, COLOMBIA

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento temporal de los precios del ganado vivo machode levante de primera calidad en la ciudad de Montería, Colombia comercializado enlas subastas. Materiales y métodos. Se realizaron análisis de los precios semanalesy mensuales durante el período 1997-2006 utilizando técnicas estadísticas yeconometricas como la media móvil multiplicativa, la tasa de crecimiento sobre mediasanuales, 1212 T , y modelos auto-regresivos heterocedásticos condicionales, ARCH, oGARCH. Resultados. Se encontraron evidencias de estacionalidad y ciclos en losprecios mensuales; no hubo evidencia de comportamientos volátiles en preciossemanales de los ganados de 1,1¼ y 1½ años de edad, pero si para los de 1 año.Conclusiones. A pesar de la presencia de variaciones estacionales y cíclicas, alrededordel 70% del ganado comercializado presentó estabilidad en los precios.

  7. The tiger beetles (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae) of the southern Levant and adjacent territories: from cybertaxonomy to conservation biology.

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    Assmann, Thorsten; Boutaud, Estève; Buse, Jörn; Gebert, Jörg; Drees, Claudia; Friedman, Ariel-Leib-Leonid; Khoury, Fares; Marcus, Tamar; Orbach, Eylon; Ittai Renan; Schmidt, Constantin; Zumstein, Pascale

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    The tiger beetles of the southern Levant (Egypt: Sinai, Israel, Jordan) and adjacent regions of the neighboring countries Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are reviewed in terms of species taxonomy, ecological and distributional traits and conservation biology. An illustrated dichotomous identification key from the species of this region is provided. Based on the classical identification key, we developed a digital identification application for smartphones and tablets. The species status of Calomera aulicoides (J.R. Sahlberg, 1913) is (re-) established (stat. rest.) as this taxon can be found sympatrically and parapatrically together with Calomera littoralis winkleri (Mandl, 1934). Morphological character states are discussed to identify Cicindela javetii Chaudoir, 1861 and C. herbacea Klug, 1832. Calomera aphrodisia (Baudi di Selve, 1864) is recorded for the first time from Israel. The presence of Calomera aulica (Dejean, 1831) and Grammognatha euphratica (Dejean, 1822) is confirmed by new records. At least five taxa are threatened or extinct in Israel. For one of these species, Israel has a national responsibility for the conservation as the main part of the distribution range is within this country. The application TIGER BEETLE ID for Android devices can be freely downloaded at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.734.21989.suppl1. See also disclaimer of warranties.

  8. Beyond the Levant: First Evidence of a Pre-Pottery Neolithic Incursion into the Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia

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    Crassard, Rémy; Petraglia, Michael D.; Parker, Adrian G.; Parton, Ash; Roberts, Richard G.; Jacobs, Zenobia; Alsharekh, Abdullah; Al-Omari, Abdulaziz; Breeze, Paul; Drake, Nick A.; Groucutt, Huw S.; Jennings, Richard; Régagnon, Emmanuelle; Shipton, Ceri

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    Pre-Pottery Neolithic assemblages are best known from the fertile areas of the Mediterranean Levant. The archaeological site of Jebel Qattar 101 (JQ-101), at Jubbah in the southern part of the Nefud Desert of northern Saudi Arabia, contains a large collection of stone tools, adjacent to an Early Holocene palaeolake. The stone tool assemblage contains lithic types, including El-Khiam and Helwan projectile points, which are similar to those recorded in Pre-Pottery Neolithic A and Pre-Pottery Neolithic B assemblages in the Fertile Crescent. Jebel Qattar lies ∼500 kilometres outside the previously identified geographic range of Pre-Pottery Neolithic cultures. Technological analysis of the typologically diagnostic Jebel Qattar 101 projectile points indicates a unique strategy to manufacture the final forms, thereby raising the possibility of either direct migration of Levantine groups or the acculturation of mobile communities in Arabia. The discovery of the Early Holocene site of Jebel Qattar suggests that our view of the geographic distribution and character of Pre-Pottery Neolithic cultures may be in need of revision. PMID:23894294

  9. Geochemical survey of Levante Bay, Vulcano Island (Italy), a natural laboratory for the study of ocean acidification.

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    Boatta, F; D'Alessandro, W; Gagliano, A L; Liotta, M; Milazzo, M; Rodolfo-Metalpa, R; Hall-Spencer, J M; Parello, F

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    Shallow submarine gas vents in Levante Bay, Vulcano Island (Italy), emit around 3.6t CO2 per day providing a natural laboratory for the study of biogeochemical processes related to seabed CO2 leaks and ocean acidification. The main physico-chemical parameters (T, pH and Eh) were measured at more than 70 stations with 40 seawater samples were collected for chemical analyses. The main gas vent area had high concentrations of dissolved hydrothermal gases, low pH and negative redox values all of which returned to normal seawater values at distances of about 400m from the main vents. Much of the bay around the vents is corrosive to calcium carbonate; the north shore has a gradient in seawater carbonate chemistry that is well suited to studies of the effects of long-term increases in CO2 levels. This shoreline lacks toxic compounds (such as H2S) and has a gradient in carbonate saturation states. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Gerald L. Epstein, PhD: director, center for science, technology, and security policy, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Interview by Madeline Drexler.

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    Over his entire career, Gerald Epstein has toiled at the nexus of science, technology, and security. From 2003 to 2009, he was Senior Fellow for Science and Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Homeland Security Program, where he worked on reducing biological weapons threats, improving national preparedness, and easing potential tensions between the scientific research and national security communities. Epstein came to CSIS from the Institute for Defense Analyses. From 1996 to 2001, he served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. And from 1983 to 1989, and again from 1991 until its demise in 1995, Epstein worked at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, where he directed a study on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, alongside research on other global security topics. A recognized expert in biological risk reduction, Epstein was actually trained as a physicist, having received SB degrees in physics and electrical engineering from MIT, and a PhD in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. How, then, did he come to study the evolving threat from bioterrorism? "What compelled me about bioterrorism was that it was a stellar example of a topic that would lead to a train wreck between the scientific community and the security community unless they figured out how to work together," he said. "The distance between a laboratory and a very large consequence event is a lot shorter in biology than in any other field. I got into bioterrorism to help make sure that the security community doesn't get so scared of the science that it shuts it down, and that the science community isn't so oblivious of security concerns that it pays no attention to them." Epstein spoke on November 6, 2009, with contributing writer Madeline Drexler, author of Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections (Penguin, 2009), an updated version of an earlier volume. Drexler holds a visiting appointment at the

  11. Gutscheine und Protektionismus / Gerald Braun

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    Euroopa Kohtu otsusest, mis käsitleb küsimust, millistel tingimustel võivad tööandjad väljastada oma töötajatele maksusoodustusega talonge, mida saab kasutada majutuseks, meelelahutuseks ja/või toitlustuseks (C‑179/14). Vt. ka lk. 439-440

  12. German Center Subanalysis of the LEVANT 2 Global Randomized Study of the Lutonix Drug-Coated Balloon in the Treatment of Femoropopliteal Occlusive Disease.

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    Scheinert, Dierk; Schmidt, Andrej; Zeller, Thomas; Müller-Hülsbeck, Stefan; Sixt, Sebastian; Schröder, Henrik; Weiss, Norbert; Ketelsen, Dominik; Ricke, Jens; Steiner, Sabine; Rosenfield, Kenneth

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    To report a subanalysis of the German centers enrolling patients in the prospective, global, multicenter, randomized LEVANT 2 pivotal trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01412541) of the Lutonix drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the treatment of femoropopliteal occlusive disease. Among the 476 patients in LEVANT 2, 126 patients (mean age 67.1±9.6 years; 79 men) were enrolled at the 8 participating German sites between August 2011 and July 2012 and were randomized 2:1 to treatment with the Lutonix DCB (n=83) vs an uncoated balloon during percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA, n=43). All patients had intermittent claudication or rest pain (Rutherford categories 2-4). Average lesion length was 58 mm and average treated length was 100 mm. Severe calcification was present in 11% of lesions, and 23% were total occlusions. The efficacy outcome was primary patency at 12 months, and the safety outcome was 12-month freedom from a composite of perioperative death, index limb-related death, amputation (below or above the ankle), and index limb revascularization. Secondary endpoints included target lesion revascularization (TLR), major adverse events, and functional outcomes. Demographic, clinical, and lesion characteristics were matched between Lutonix DCB and PTA groups, as were the final percent diameter stenosis (19%) and procedure success (91%). By Kaplan-Meier analysis, the 12-month primary patency rate was 80% vs 58% (p=0.015) and the composite safety endpoint rate was 94% vs 72% (p=0.001), respectively. Freedom from TLR was higher for DCBs (96%) vs PTA (82%, p=0.012). Major adverse events were similar for both groups. The benefit favoring DCB over PTA was observed in German men and women. Compared to the non-German LEVANT 2 cohort, there was a shorter time between insertion and inflation of treatment balloons (21.8 vs 39.5 seconds, pGerman cohort. Balloons were inflated to higher pressures (9.0 vs 7.7 atm, pGerman cohort had a higher baseline stenosis, final

  13. Landscapes, depositional environments and human occupation at Middle Paleolithic open-air sites in the southern Levant, with new insights from Nesher Ramla, Israel

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    Zaidner, Yossi; Frumkin, Amos; Friesem, David; Tsatskin, Alexander; Shahack-Gross, Ruth

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    Middle Paleolithic human occupation in the Levant (250-50 ka ago) has been recorded in roofed (cave and rockshelter) and open-air sites. Research at these different types of sites yielded different perspectives on the Middle Paleolithic human behavior and evolution. Until recently, open-air Middle Paleolithic sites in the Levant were found in three major sedimentary environments: fluvial, lake-margin and spring. Here we describe a unique depositional environment and formation processes at the recently discovered open-air site of Nesher Ramla (Israel) and discuss their contribution to understanding site formation processes in open-air sites in the Levant. The site is 8-m-thick Middle Paleolithic sequence (OSL dated to 170-80 ka) that is located in a karst sinkhole formed by gravitational deformation and sagging into underground voids. The sedimentary sequence was shaped by gravitational collapse, cyclic colluviation of soil and gravel into the depression, waterlogging, in situ pedogenesis and human occupation. Original bedding and combustion features are well-preserved in the Lower archaeological sequence, a rare occurrence in comparison to other open-air archaeological sites. This phenomenon coincides with episodes of fast sedimentation/burial, which also allowed better preservation of microscopic remains such as ash. The Upper archaeological sequence does not exhibit bedding or preservation of ash, despite presence of heat-affected lithic artifacts, which makes it similar to other open-air sites in the Levant. We suggest that rate of burial is the major factor that caused the difference between the Upper and Lower sequences. The differences in the burial rate may be connected to environmental and vegetation changes at the end of MIS 6. We also identified an interplay between sediment in-wash and density of human activity remains, i.e. during episodes of low natural sediment input the density of artifacts is higher relative to episodes with high rate of sediment in

  14. Passive recording of an active transform, an example from the Levant continental margin and the Dead Sea Fault

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    Lang, Guy; Lazar, Michael; Schattner, Uri

    2017-04-01

    Transform faults accommodate lateral motion between two adjacent plates. Records of plate motion and consequent boundary development on land is, at times, scarce and limited to structures along the fault axis. Investigation of a passive continental margin adjacent to the plate boundary might broaden the scope and provide estimates for its structural development. To examine this hypothesis, we analyzed depth and time migrated 3D seismic data together with four boreholes located along the southern Levant continental margin, ca. 100 Km from the continental Dead Sea fault (DSF). The analysis focus on the Plio-Pleistocene sequence, a key period in the development of the DSF. It includes formation of structural maps, stacking pattern investigation and calculation of sedimentation rates based on decompacted 3D depth data. These, in turn, enabled the reconstruction of margin development. This includes Messinian-earliest Zanclean NNE-SSW sinistral strike-slip faulting followed by Zanclean-Late Gelasian syn-depositional folding striking in the same direction. Abrupt change is marked by the Top Gelasian surface that shows indications of regional mass slumping. Successive Mid-Late Pleistocene progradation marks a basinward shift of the depocenter. Progradation controls margin sedimentation rates during the mid-late Pleistocene. These were found to increase throughout the whole Plio-Pleistocene, in contrast to reported sediment discharge from the Nile, which was shown to decrease after the Gelasian. Correlations to onshore findings, suggest that the continental margin records strain localization on the DSF during the Pliocene-Gelasian. This trend peaked at 1.8 Ma when short wavelength strain ceased along the margin, and differential subsidence commenced basinwards. This is attributed to consequent deepening of the DSF plate boundary.

  15. Insights from Earth Sciences into Human Evolution studies: The example of prehistoric landscape use in Africa and the Levant

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    Devès, Maud H.; Reynolds, Sally; King, Geoffrey C. P.; Kuebler, Simon; Sturdy, Derek; Godet, Nan

    2015-07-01

    Fossil remains are embedded in a continually evolving landscape. Earth scientists have the methods and approaches to study the processes that shape the landscape at various temporal and spatial scales. Some of these methods can generate insights that are of potential use for researchers in other fields, such as archaeology and palaeoanthropology. Here we present two case studies to illustrate how a broader landscape perspective can provide new insights into the land use by Pliocene hominins in southern Africa, and more recently, by Palaeolithic hominins in the southern Levant. Key landscape attributes can help explain why humans, hominins and the wider animal community exploit certain types of landscapes in predictable ways. Our first case study examines how active tectonics or volcanism appears to be important in creating fertile regions with reliable water sources and complex topography. While relatively easy for agile primates such as hominins to negotiate, zones of complex topography are harder for certain predators and prey animals to traverse. In the second case study, we consider that differences in soil edaphics can exert a major control on animals by supplying or failing to supply necessary trace elements, such as selenium, copper, phosphate and potassium (Henkin et al., 1995). We show that the pattern of trace element distribution can accurately map animal movements between areas of suitable grazing. This predictability could have enabled Levantine humans to ambush megafauna during these seasonal migrations. By studying the landscape attributes around fossil site locations, Earth scientists can offer new insights and perspectives into the past, particularly on the ways in which the inhabitants would have used their landscapes.

  16. "The Islamic State Of Iraq And The Levant" (ISIL In The System Of Threats To The National Security Of Russia

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    Pavel V. Agapov

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available In the present work authors analyze political, economic, military and many other aspects of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Levant" activity as essential factor of the destabilization in the region of the Middle East. Authors investigate destructive consequences of this terrorist religious group's positions strengthening for the national security of the Russian Federation and border states. Authors note that actions in Syria and Iraq have indirect, but transnational effect, pose threat to the interests of the national security of Russia, especially including one, conducted in Crimea with the use of Islamic radicals for this purpose, who are on the peninsula and territory of the Ukraine. In the present article authors note that every year in the process of the population's psychological fatigue strengthening, new losses among the military personnel and the intelligence services staff and also death of peaceful citizens, their positions will only amplify. "Defeatism" will become a powerful political force. Problem of the international legal aspect of the counteraction to the threat from the actions of foreign fighters-terrorists who are hired or accepted with ISIL, al-Nusra Front and other groups and organizations of the terrorist orientation is connected with the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2178 (2014 made on September 24, 2014. It’s main objective – development of the nonviolent ways of the conflicts prevention and settlement for the purposes of the radicalization to the level generating terrorism risk degree decrease. In the conclusion authors argument that it is especially actual for the Russian regions, which is extremely vulnerable to extremism (North Caucasus, Volga Region.

  17. The Agricultural Landscape of Tel Burna: Ecology and Economy of a Bronze Age/Iron Age Settlement in the Southern Levant

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    Orendi Andrea

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The Shephelah, known as the breadbasket of the southern Levant, is one of the more extensively investigated regions of the southern Levant in terms of archaeobotanical research. However, studies dealing with agriculture are scarce in comparison to the archaeobotanical data available. The analysis of the archaeobotanical assemblage in combination with the archaeological remains from Tel Burna will contribute to the investigation of the agriculture of the Shephelah. Several seasons of excavation revealed a cultic complex dating to the Late Bronze Age and an Iron Age II settlement with various agricultural installations such as silos and wine or olive presses. In this paper, we present the agricultural features in conjunction with the systematical archaeobotanical sampling, which enables us to reconstruct the types of crop plants cultivated at the site. Grass pea seeds dominate the assemblage collected from the Late Bronze Age complex, which may point to a connection to the Aegean. The Iron Age assemblage is distinguished by a significantly broad range of crop plants which were cultivated in vicinity of the tell. The archaeological Iron Age remains indicate that the processing of secondary products such as olive oil, wine, or textiles took place within the Iron Age settlement of Tel Burna. This first comprehensive overview describes the character of agricultural production in the Late Bronze Age to Iron Age environmental and geopolitical transformations.

  18. Man the fat hunter: the demise of Homo erectus and the emergence of a new hominin lineage in the Middle Pleistocene (ca. 400 kyr Levant.

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    Miki Ben-Dor

    Full Text Available The worldwide association of H. erectus with elephants is well documented and so is the preference of humans for fat as a source of energy. We show that rather than a matter of preference, H. erectus in the Levant was dependent on both elephants and fat for his survival. The disappearance of elephants from the Levant some 400 kyr ago coincides with the appearance of a new and innovative local cultural complex--the Levantine Acheulo-Yabrudian and, as is evident from teeth recently found in the Acheulo-Yabrudian 400-200 kyr site of Qesem Cave, the replacement of H. erectus by a new hominin. We employ a bio-energetic model to present a hypothesis that the disappearance of the elephants, which created a need to hunt an increased number of smaller and faster animals while maintaining an adequate fat content in the diet, was the evolutionary drive behind the emergence of the lighter, more agile, and cognitively capable hominins. Qesem Cave thus provides a rare opportunity to study the mechanisms that underlie the emergence of our post-erectus ancestors, the fat hunters.

  19. Drastic shifts in the Levant hydroclimate during the last interglacial indicate changes in the tropical climate and winter storm tracks

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    Kiro, Y.; Goldstein, S. L.; Kushnir, Y.; Lazar, B.; Stein, M.

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    Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 5e was a warm interglacial with where with significantly varying insolation and hence varied significantly throughout this time suggesting highly variable climate. The ICDP Dead Sea Deep Drilling Project recovered a 460m record of the past 220ka, reflecting the variable climate along MIS 5e. This time interval is reflected by alternating halite and detritus sequences, including 20m of halite-free detritus during the peak insolation at 125 ka. The Dead Sea salt budget indicates that the Levant climate was extremely arid when halite formed, reaching 20% of the present runoff. The halite-free detritus layer reflects increased precipitation to levels similar to present day, assuming similar spatial and temporal rainfall patterns. However, the 234U/238U activity ratio in the lake, reflected by authigenic minerals (aragonite, gypsum and halite), shifts from values of 1.5 (reflecting the Jordan River, the present main water source) down to 1.3 at 125-122ka during the MIS5e insolation peak and 1.0 at 118-116ka. The low 234U/238U reflects increased flash floods and eastern water sources (234U/238U 1.05-1.2) from the drier part of the watershed in the desert belt. The intermediate 234U/238U of 1.3 suggests that the Jordan River, fed from Mediterranean-sourced storm tracks, continued to flow along with an increase in southern and eastern water sources. NCAR CCSM3 climate model runs for 125ka indicate increases in both Summer and Winter precipitation. The drastic decrease to 234U/238U 1.0 occurs during the driest period, indicating a near shutdown of Jordan River flow, and water input only through flash floods and southern and eastern sources. The 120ka climate model runs shows a decrease in Winter and increase in Fall precipitation as a result of an increased precipitation in the tropics. The extreme aridity, associated with increased flooding is similar to patterns expected due to future warming. The increase in aridity is the result of expansion

  20. Geomorphic response of a continental margin to tectonic and eustatic variations, the Levant margin during the Messinian Salinity Crisis

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    Ben Moshe, Liran; Ben-Avraham, Zvi; Enzel, Yehouda; Uri, Schattner

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    During the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC, 5.97±0.01-5.33 Ma) the Mediterranean Levant margin experienced major eustatic and sedimentary cycles as well as tectonic motion along the nearby Dead Sea fault plate boundary. New structures formed along this margin with morphology responding to these changes. Our study focuses on changes in this morphology across the margin. It is based on interpretation of three 3D seismic reflection volumes from offshore Israel. Multi-attribute analysis aided the extraction of key reflectors. Morphologic analysis of these data quantified interacting eustasy, sedimentation, and tectonics. Late Messinian morphologic domains include: (a) continental shelf; (b) 'Delta' anticline, forming a ridge diagonal to the strike of the margin; (c) southward dipping 'Hadera' valley, separating between (a) and (b); (d) 'Delta Gap' - a water gap crossing perpendicular to the anticline axis, exhibiting a sinuous thalweg; (e) continental slope. Drainage across the margin developed in several stages. Remains of turbidite flows crossing the margin down-slope were spotted across the 'Delta' anticline. These flows accumulated with the MSC evaporate sequence and prior to the anticline folding. Rising of the anticline, above the then bathymetry, either blocked or diverted the turbidites. That rising also defined the Hadera valley. In-situ evaporates, covering the valley floor, are, in turn covered by a fan-delta at the distal end of the valley. The fan-delta complex contains eroded evaporites and Lago-Mare fauna. Its top is truncated by dendritic fluvial channels that drained towards the Delta Gap. The Delta Gap was carved through the Delta ridge in a morphological and structural transition zone. We propose that during the first stages of the MSC (5.97±0.01-5.59 ma) destabilization of the continental slope due to oscillating sea level produced gravity currents that flowed through the pre-existing Delta anticline. Subsequent folding of the Delta anticline

  1. Effect of inherited structures on strike-slip plate boundaries: insight from analogue modelling of the central Levant Fracture System, Lebanon

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    Ghalayini, Ramadan; Daniel, Jean-Marc; Homberg, Catherine; Nader, Fadi

    2015-04-01

    Analogue sandbox modeling is a tool to simulate deformation style and structural evolution of sedimentary basins. The initial goal is to test what is the effect of inherited and crustal structures on the propagation, evolution, and final geometry of major strike-slip faults at the boundary between two tectonic plates. For this purpose, we have undertaken a series of analogue models to validate and reproduce the structures of the Levant Fracture System, a major NNE-SSW sinistral strike-slip fault forming the boundary between the Arabian and African plates. Onshore observations and recent high quality 3D seismic data in the Levant Basin offshore Lebanon demonstrated that Mesozoic ENE striking normal faults were reactivated into dextral strike-slip faults during the Late Miocene till present day activity of the plate boundary which shows a major restraining bend in Lebanon with a ~ 30°clockwise rotation in its trend. Experimental parameters consisted of a silicone layer at the base simulating the ductile crust, overlain by intercalated quartz sand and glass sand layers. Pre-existing structures were simulated by creating a graben in the silicone below the sand at an oblique (>60°) angle to the main throughgoing strike-slip fault. The latter contains a small stepover at depth to create transpression during sinistral strike-slip movement and consequently result in mountain building similarly to modern day Lebanon. Strike-slip movement and compression were regulated by steady-speed computer-controlled engines and the model was scanned using a CT-scanner continuously while deforming to have a final 4D model of the system. Results showed that existing normal faults were reactivated into dextral strike-slip faults as the sinistral movement between the two plates accumulated. Notably, the resulting restraining bend is asymmetric and segmented into two different compartments with differing geometries. One compartment shows a box fold anticline, while the second shows an

  2. Paleoclimate reconstruction in the Levant region from the petrography and the geochemistry of a MIS 5 stalagmite from the Kanaan Cave, Lebanon

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    Nehme, C.; Verheyden, S.; Noble, S. R.; Farrant, A. R.; Delannoy, J. J.; Claeys, P.

    2015-07-01

    Lying at the transition between the temperate Mediterranean domain and subtropical deserts, the Levant is a key area to study the palaeoclimatic response over glacial-interglacial cycles. This paper presents a precisely dated last interglacial (MIS 5) stalagmite (129-84 ka) from the Kanaan Cave, Lebanon. Variations in growth rate and isotopic records indicate a warm humid phase at the onst of the last interglacial at ~129 ka that lasted until ~125 ka. A gradual shift in speleothem isotopic composition (125-122 ka) is driven mainly by the δ18O source effect of the Eastern Mediterranean surface waters during Sapropel S5. The onset of glacial inception began after ~122 ka, interrupted by a short wet pulse during Sapropel S4. Low growth rates and enriched oxygen and carbon values until ~84 ka indicate a transition to drier conditions during Northern Hemisphere glaciation.

  3. Una escritura de la desaparición y aparición siempre futuras: Superrealismo / El libro de Levante, prenovela (1929 de Azorín

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    Daniel Aranjo

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available En 1929, peu après la naissance du surréalisme français (1924, le francophile, nationaliste et membre de la Génération espagnole du 98, Azorín, résidant dans la ville frontalière de San Sébastian (Guipúzcoa, fait appel à une certaine écriture semi-automatique, fulgurant et recherchée, afin de provoquer l’émergence du personnage, divers et virtuel, du roman, toujours futur, dont le projet final converge à la fin vers son village natal de Monóvar (Levant, au bout d’un éblouissant voyage à travers la Péninsule et la Manche de Don Quichotte, un autre grand surréaliste.En 1929, poco después del nacimiento del Surrealismo francés (1924, el francófilo, nacionalista y noventayochista Azorín, desde la casi fronteriza San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa, usa cierta forma de escritura semi-automática, fulgurante y señoreada, para provocar la emergencia del personaje, diverso y virtual, de la novela, siempre futura, cuyo proyecto final acabará coincidiendo con el centro natal (siempre ausente y por venir de Monóvar (Levante al cabo de un deslumbrante viaje imaginario en tren a través de la Península y de la Mancha de Don Quijote, este gran Surrealista.

  4. Turmoil in the Levant

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    Jung, Dietrich

    2016-01-01

    What is IS [the Islamic State] a case of?” This question Jillian Schwedler posed in an essay published in February 2015 in the Washington Post. In this article, she discussed the terms that academics and the broader public use in analyzing Islamist organizations in general and the IS in particular...... and Iraq. In an essay for the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, for instance, Volker Perthes, the director of the German think tank Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs) in Berlin, warned the public not to underestimate the significance of the role...... of the IS in the Syrian civil war. Instead of talking about a mere terrorist organization, Perthes suggested considering the IS as the central actor in a jihadist state-building process, which is “totalitarian, expansive, and hegemonic” in its nature.2 Perthes’s essay raised immediate responses. In the journal Zenith...

  5. The development of plant food processing in the Levant: insights from use-wear analysis of Early Epipalaeolithic ground stone tools.

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    Dubreuil, Laure; Nadel, Dani

    2015-11-19

    In recent years, the study of percussive, pounding and grinding tools has provided new insights into human evolution, more particularly regarding the development of technology enabling the processing and exploitation of plant resources. Some of these studies focus on early evidence for flour production, an activity frequently perceived as an important step in the evolution of plant exploitation. The present paper investigates plant food preparation in mobile hunter-gatherer societies from the Southern Levant. The analysis consists of a use-wear study of 18 tools recovered from Ohalo II, a 23 000-year-old site in Israel showing an exceptional level of preservation. Our sample includes a slab previously interpreted as a lower implement used for producing flour, based on the presence of cereal starch residues. The use-wear data we have obtained provide crucial information about the function of this and other percussive tools at Ohalo II, as well as on investment in tool manufacture, discard strategies and evidence for plant processing in the Late Pleistocene. The use-wear analysis indicates that the production of flour was a sporadic activity at Ohalo II, predating by thousands of years the onset of routine processing of plant foods. © 2015 The Author(s).

  6. Early Upper Paleolithic chronology in the Levant: new ABOx-SC accelerator mass spectrometry results from the Mughr el-Hamamah Site, Jordan.

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    Stutz, Aaron Jonas; Shea, John J; Rech, Jason A; Pigati, Jeffrey S; Wilson, Jim; Belmaker, Miriam; Albert, Rosa Maria; Arpin, Trina; Cabanes, Dan; Clark, Jamie L; Hartman, Gideon; Hourani, Fuad; White, Chantel E; Nilsson Stutz, Liv

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    Methodological developments and new paleoanthropological data remain jointly central to clarifying the timing and systemic interrelationships between the Middle-Upper Paleolithic (MP-UP) archaeological transition and the broadly contemporaneous anatomically modern human-archaic biological turnover. In the recently discovered cave site of Mughr el-Hamamah, Jordan, in situ flint artifacts comprise a diagnostic early Upper Paleolithic (EUP) assemblage. Unusually well-preserved charcoal from hearths and other anthropogenic features associated with the lithic material were subjected to acid-base-wet oxidation-stepped combustion (ABOx-SC) pretreatment. This article presents the ABOx-SC accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dates on nine charcoal specimens from a single palimpsest occupation layer. Date calibration was carried out using the INTCAL13 radiocarbon calibration dataset. With the bulk of the material dating to 45-39 ka cal BP (thousands of years calibrated before present), the Mughr el-Hamamah lithic artifacts reveal important differences from penecontemporaneous sites in the region, documenting greater technological variability than previously known for this time frame in the Levant. The radiocarbon data from this EUP archaeological context highlight remaining challenges for increasing chronological precision in documenting the MP-UP transition. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Gerald M. Edelman y su antropología neurológica. Presentación y discusión de su teoría de la mente

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    Javier Monserrat

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available La pregunta esencial de la antropología (cuál es el origen y naturaleza del ser humano no puede hoy responderse sin la aportación de la neurología: de ahí que hablemos de antropología neurológica. Gerald Edelman ha sido en los últimos años un autor de referencia incuestionable, cuya aportación es presentada y discutida en el presente artículo. Primero su marco epistemológico. Después su darwinismo neural, desde cuya perpectiva se defiende la lógica selectiva de la evolución biológica frente a la lógica instruccional de la computación, bien serial o conexionista. La emergencia evolutiva de la memoria (el remembered present es la base para explicar la formación de la conciencia primaria, de la de orden superior y de la mente. Por último, abordamos la presentación de la teoría del núcleo dinámico y su explicación de la fenomenología de la conciencia. La discusión de la teoría de Edelman considera algunos aspectos y lagunas de la historia evolutiva, así como también la insuficiencia argumentativa sobre la especificación del psiquismo animal y las causas de la emergencia de la razón.

  8. ANÁLISIS DE LAS REGLAS DE INTERACCIÓN Y NORMAS DE INTERPRETACIÓN DEL EVENTO COMUNICATIVO EL "LEVANTE" EN BARES Y DISCOTECAS DE MÚSICA ELECTRÓNICA DE CHAPINERO Y LA ZONA ROSA EN BOGOTÁ

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    Gloria Jeanette Rincón Aponte

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo explica las reglas de interacción y las normas de interpretación del evento comunicativo "el levante". Se denomina así al comportamiento no verbal de seducción en la primera etapa del galanteo. La explicación demuestra la influencia que tiene el rol de género dominante para la seducción en los espacios estudiados. Se expone cómo los hombres y las mujeres reproducen en sus movimientos corporales los estereotipos de comportamiento esperado en la cultura colombiana.

  9. ANÁLISIS DE LAS REGLAS DE INTERACCIÓN Y NORMAS DE INTERPRETACIÓN DEL EVENTO COMUNICATIVO EL "LEVANTE" EN BARES Y DISCOTECAS DE MÚSICA ELECTRÓNICA DE CHAPINERO Y LA ZONA ROSA EN BOGOTÁ

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    Gloria Jeanette Rincón Aponte

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo explica las reglas de interacción y las normas de interpretación del evento comunicativo "el levante". Se denomina así al comportamiento no verbal de seducción en la primera etapa del galanteo. La explicación demuestra la influencia que tiene el rol de género dominante para la seducción en los espacios estudiados. Se expone cómo los hombres y las mujeres reproducen en sus movimientos corporales los estereotipos de comportamiento esperado en la cultura colombiana.

  10. Determinación serológica de leucosis bovina enzoótica en novillas de levante y vacas adultas de la vereda Morichal, Yopal, Casanare

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    Nelly Andrea Bautista-R.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación se llevó a cabo con el objetivo de realizar una determinación serológica de leucosis bovina enzoótica en novillas de levante y vacas adultas. Se recolectaron 100 muestras de sangre de hembras escogidas al azar, pertenecientes a tres fincas del sector La Guafilla, de la vereda Morichal, en Yopal, Casanare, las cuales fueron analizadas para anticuerpos contra el LVB (virus de la Leucosis Viral Bovina; adicionalmente, se obtuvieron 100 muestras de los mismos animales para realización de hemograma, con el fin de observar cambios a nivel sanguíneo de aquellos que resultaran positivos. La técnica serológica empleada fue la prueba de ELISA indirecta. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo tabulando la información con datos de seropositividad y seronegatividad obtenidos de cada animal; los resultados se interpretaron de acuerdo con las variables raza, edad y variaciones del cuadro hemático. Para determinar la relación entre seropositividad y cada una de las variables se utilizó la prueba de Probabilidad de Fisher. Las pruebas arrojaron una seroprevalencia del 15% para LVB. No se encontraron diferencias significativas de prevalencia asociadas a las variables raza, edad o resultados del hemograma (p>=0.05. Se demuestra la presencia del virus LBE en La Guafilla. Se confirma la importancia de implementar un programa de control y prevención de la diseminación de la infección, con el fin de evitar las pérdidas económicas asociadas, y, dentro de lo posible, la eliminación de los animales seropositivos para lograr la erradicación de la infección en esta zona del país.

  11. Evaluación de arroz Paddy y soya integral cocida en la alimentación de pollas de cría y levante (0-18 semanas

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    Santos V. Eduardo

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    Full Text Available El experimento se realizó con pollas livianas y semipesadas, en las etapas de cría y levante (0-8 y 9-18 semanas con el fin de evaluar tres niveles de reemplazo de sorgo por arroz paddy (0,50 Y 100% en la dieta, en combinación con torta de soya o soya integral cocida (SIC, con un arreglo factorial 3 x 2 x 2 correspondiente a 12 tratamientos con diferente número de replicaciones y 32 unidades experimentales de 56 y 49 aves respectivamente para las líneas liviana y semipesada. Se emplearon 251 pollas de la línea Dekalb-XL-Link y 220 de la línea Dekalb Warren para evaluar el efecto de las dietas de cría y levante, hasta el pico de postura. No hubo diferencias (P<0.05 en consumo de alimento, aumento de peso y conversión alimenticia durante la fase de cría, debidas al reemplazo de sorgo por arroz paddy. En la fase de levante hubo diferencias (P < 0.05 en consumo de alimento y conversión alimenticia por efecto de los niveles de arroz paddy en La dieta. En la fase de postura no se presentaron diferencias (P < 0.05 en el desarrollo fisiológico y rendimiento productivo atribuibles al efecto de las dietas. La mejor respuesta biológica y económica (fase de cría, levante y postura se alcanzó con soya integral cocida como fuente de proteína.An experiment was conducted with light and double purpose strains of growing-rearing pullets (0-8 and 9-18 weeks age, to evaluate the effects of the replacement (0,50 and 100% of milo by paddy rice with whole cooked soybean (WCSB and soybean meal (SBM with a arrangement (3 x 2 x 2 for a total of twelve treatment and 32 experimental units of 56 and 49 light and double purpose pullets respectively. 251 light and 220 double purpose pullets were use to evaluate the effects of the growing-rearing diets phase on the laying phase. There were no differences (P<0.05 in feed consumption, weight gain, and feed efficiency during the growing phase, produced by the paddy rice levels used in the diet. In the rearing

  12. Evaluación de soya integral cocida y arroz paddy en la alimentación de pollas de levante

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    Avila G. Victoria

    1987-06-01

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    A experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect on growing pullets  (9 to 18 weeks and from this age to peak produc­tion due to the replacement of 0, 50 and 100 % milo by paddy rice in combina­tion with soybean meal (SBM or whole cooked  soybean (WCSB in the diet. De­kalb Warren pullets alloted with a comple­tely randomized design and factorial arrangement 2x3, with 5 replications by treatment and 30 experimental units of 60 pullets each were used. A 15 % of the pullets of each replications were used to evaluate the effects of the 3 pro­duction phase. The statistical   analysis showed differences (P < 0.01 in feed consumption, weight gain and feed effi­ciency due to the replacement of milo and to the protein source used. Paddy ri­ce and WCSB can respectively replace 100 %  milo and SBM in growing    pu­llets diet. There were differences (P < 0.05 in sexual and peak production but not in 50 % production age due to the replacement of milo, decreasing the age to sexual maturity and increasing to peak production. Also, there were differences (P <0.05 in age to sexual maturity, 50% and peak production due to the protein source with an earlier age to se­xual and 50 o/o production age but la­test age to peak production by the   use of WCSB. The best alternative for Cauca Valley conditions was 100 % paddy ri­ce + WCSB

    En la dieta de pollas semipesadas, de la línea Dekalb Warren, de 9 a 18 semanas, se reemplazó el sorgo por arroz paddy (0,50 y 100% y se combinó con torta de so­ya ó soya integral cocida (SIC (100° C x 35 minutos. Las aves se distribuyeron me­diante un diseño completamente al azar y un arreglo factorial 3x2, los tratamientos se aplicaron 5 veces y 60 aves confor­maron cada unidad experimental. En el 15 % de las aves de cada replicación se evaluó el efecto hasta el pico de postura. En la fase de levante hubo diferencias (P < 0.01 en consumo, aumento de peso y conversión alimenticia. El arroz paddy

  13. A importância político-cultural do Levante das Estátuas nas Homilias sobre as Estátuas de João Crisóstomo The politico-cultural importance of the Revolt of the Statues in the Homilies about the Statues by John Chrysostom

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    Érica Cristhyane Morais da Silva

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available A sociedade romana produziu estátuas abundantemente, como argumenta Stewart (2003:118. As suas funções eram diversas e vários os seus propósitos. Neste artigo, buscaremos apresentar a importância político-cultural das estátuas imperiais na sociedade romana do século IV d.C. a partir da compreensão da gravidade dos acontecimentos ocorridos durante a deflagração de um levante que ficou conhecido, na historiografia, como Levante das Estátuas. Neste levante, estátuas imperiais foram destruídas. Para tanto, utilizaremos a documentação legada por um presbítero, João Crisóstomo, que pronunciou, tradicionalmente, 21 homilias que a historiografia vinculou ao Levante das Estátuas.Roman society abundantly produced statues as discussed by Stewart (2003:118. Their functions were diverse and purposes innumerous. In this article, we seek to present the politico-cultural importance of the imperial statues in Roman society in the 4th century AD from our understanding of the seriousness of the events that occurred during the outburst of an insurrection that was better known in historiography as the Revolt of the Statues, where imperial statues were mutilated and destroyed. We therefore used documents linked to a Presbyterian, John Chrysostom, who preached traditionally 21 homilies that the historiography linked to the Revolt of the Statues.

  14. Tradição e retórica imagética: a construção da propaganda visual oposicionista no levante de 1932 em São Paulo

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    João Paulo Rodrigues

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Esgotando-se o tempo de vida das testemunhas do levante de 1932 o dever de memória respeitante a ele segue candente. Com efeito, a intensidade deste movimento perpassa, também, a historiografia, que aparece cindida em posições mais críticas ou aclamativas, reproduzindo, de certo modo, as polêmicas nascidas no próprio confronto. Em boa medida, por conseguinte, conhecer melhor a "Revolução Constitucionalista" implica exumar as leituras que os insurrectos faziam da realidade vivida e as representações de que lançavam mão, com vistas a vencer as correlações de forças que os acometiam. Essas preocupações são abordadas neste artigo, que o faz, no entanto, sob o prisma alvissareiro das imagens e da produção cultural vinculada à propaganda proselitista. São elas que trazem à tona a retórica constitucionalista, eivada por teores regionalistas, sustentada por redes de relações sociais e, dadas às sutilezas, imiscuídas profundamente na memória histórica.

  15. Diversity of hydrolases from hydrothermal vent sediments of the Levante Bay, Vulcano Island (Aeolian archipelago) identified by activity-based metagenomics and biochemical characterization of new esterases and an arabinopyranosidase.

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    Placido, Antonio; Hai, Tran; Ferrer, Manuel; Chernikova, Tatyana N; Distaso, Marco; Armstrong, Dale; Yakunin, Alexander F; Toshchakov, Stepan V; Yakimov, Michail M; Kublanov, Ilya V; Golyshina, Olga V; Pesole, Graziano; Ceci, Luigi R; Golyshin, Peter N

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    A metagenomic fosmid expression library established from environmental DNA (eDNA) from the shallow hot vent sediment sample collected from the Levante Bay, Vulcano Island (Aeolian archipelago) was established in Escherichia coli. Using activity-based screening assays, we have assessed 9600 fosmid clones corresponding to approximately 350 Mbp of the cloned eDNA, for the lipases/esterases/lactamases, haloalkane and haloacid dehalogenases, and glycoside hydrolases. Thirty-four positive fosmid clones were selected from the total of 120 positive hits and sequenced to yield ca. 1360 kbp of high-quality assemblies. Fosmid inserts were attributed to the members of ten bacterial phyla, including Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Acidobateria, Firmicutes, Verrucomicrobia, Chloroflexi, Spirochaetes, Thermotogae, Armatimonadetes, and Planctomycetes. Of ca. 200 proteins with high biotechnological potential identified therein, we have characterized in detail three distinct α/β-hydrolases (LIPESV12_9, LIPESV12_24, LIPESV12_26) and one new α-arabinopyranosidase (GLV12_5). All LIPESV12 enzymes revealed distinct substrate specificities tested against 43 structurally diverse esters and 4 p-nitrophenol carboxyl esters. Of 16 different glycosides tested, the GLV12_5 hydrolysed only p-nitrophenol-α-(L)-arabinopyranose with a high specific activity of about 2.7 kU/mg protein. Most of the α/β-hydrolases were thermophilic and revealed a high tolerance to, and high activities in the presence of, numerous heavy metal ions. Among them, the LIPESV12_24 was the best temperature-adapted, retaining its activity after 40 min of incubation at 90 °C. Furthermore, enzymes were active in organic solvents (e.g., >30% methanol). Both LIPESV12_24 and LIPESV12_26 had the GXSXG pentapeptides and the catalytic triads Ser-Asp-His typical to the representatives of carboxylesterases of EC 3.1.1.1.

  16. Asteroseismology of δ Scuti and γ Doradus Stars Gerald Handler

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    led to the observational detection and identification of a sufficient number ... satellite missions, theoretical advances on mode identification methods, ... The observational borders of the two pulsational instability strips (Rodriguez & Breger 2001; Handler & Shobbrook. 2002), with the thicker lines corresponding to the γ ...

  17. Description of lithic production processes during the Bronze Age in the Eastern area of the Iberian Peninsula | Caracterización de los procesos de producción lítica durante la Edad del Bronce en el Levante de la Península Ibérica

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents some general considerations about lithic production processes during the Bronze Age in the Eastern area of the Iberian Peninsula. Lithic evidencies in Bronce Age sites are studied and compared with lithic productions of previous archaeological periods. | Se presentan algunas consideraciones generales sobre los procesos de producción lítica durante la Edad del Bronce en el Levante de la península Ibérica, a partir del estudio de las evidencias líticas documentadas en un amplio número de asentamientos y de su comparación cualitativa con las producciones de las fases arqueológicas previas.

  18. Early Neolithic Building in the Southern Levant

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    Kinzel, Moritz

    the architectural development shows important innovations, e.g. the discovery and use of the right angle and the use of activity floors placed on top of each other, influencing our building history and our understanding of architecture in general, forming the actual basics on which later architectural development......The history of prehistoric building is often not considered to be relevant for the origins of “architecture”. But the early human building history tells a different story. First substantial buildings were emerging in the Near East during the so-called Epipalaeolithic. During the Neolithic period...... could build upon; regardless building archaeological studies on Near Eastern Neolithic architecture are still rare. In the last decades Neolithic architecture was mainly looked at from an archaeological point of view searching for models explaining economic and social developments in human societies...

  19. Sobre el origen y difusión de la siderurgia protohistórica en el Levante español: el conjunto minero-metalúrgico del término municipal de Seno (Bajo Aragón

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    Martín-Costea, A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Two mines have been studied opencast, also a low level mine with bony remains, Iberian ceramics, etc., which was pulled down for its sealing off. Likewise, the remains of a reduction furnace were also analyzed. The analysis of the ferrous slag obtained in three nearby deposits, has helped to understand its formation in the furnace, as well as the ores that were used during the process, the work temperatures, etc. The characterization of two ferrous objects was carried out, one was an Iberian period object and the other one from the First Age of Iron. The operating system of the Iberian reduction furnaces has been determined too. The conclusions permitted to know the development of a miner-metallurgical process, between the V and III century B.C. corresponding with the diffusion of siderurgy in the studied area.

    Se estudiaron dos minas a cielo abierto y otra subterránea con restos óseos, cerámica ibérica, etc. aterrada para su sellado. Igualmente, se analizaron los restos de un horno de reducción. Los análisis de escorias férreas de tres yacimientos cercanos ayudaron a comprender su formación en el horno, los minerales que intervinieron en el proceso, las temperaturas de trabajo, etc. Se estudiaron dos objetos férreos, uno del Hierro I y otro ibérico y se determinó el sistema operativo de los hornos de reducción ibéricos. Todo ello permitió conocer cómo se desarrollaban los procesos minero-metalúrgicos férreos en el Levante español entre los siglos V al III a.C. correspondiendo con la difusión de la siderurgia en el área.

  20. How to Contain Iranian Influence in the Levant

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    2011-03-10

    although not necessarily having complete authoritative control over Hezbollah’s military wing. Economic support to Lebanon is estimated between...existent since mid-2007?20 Economically in FY 2009 the West Bank and Gaza received U.S. funding to support Basic Education, Maternal and Child Health

  1. Oil and power industries targeted as war flares in Levant

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    2006-08-15

    More oil price records were set in July (see 'The Month in Brief'). This time, the cause was the bombing of Lebanon by the Israeli airforce, following the abduction of two Israeli soldiers by Iranian-backed guerrillas from Hizbollah, operating from southern Lebanon. Brent and WTI futures both rose above $78 a barrel on fears that the fighting would spread to other Middle Eastern countries. Israeli aeroplanes bombed oil and electricity installations inside Lebanon, causing severe shortages. Rocket attacks by Hizbollah on the northern Israeli city of Haifa led to cuts in throughputs at a nearby refining and petrochemical complex. (author)

  2. Oil and power industries targeted as war flares in Levant

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    Anon

    2006-01-01

    More oil price records were set in July (see 'The Month in Brief'). This time, the cause was the bombing of Lebanon by the Israeli airforce, following the abduction of two Israeli soldiers by Iranian-backed guerrillas from Hizbollah, operating from southern Lebanon. Brent and WTI futures both rose above $78 a barrel on fears that the fighting would spread to other Middle Eastern countries. Israeli aeroplanes bombed oil and electricity installations inside Lebanon, causing severe shortages. Rocket attacks by Hizbollah on the northern Israeli city of Haifa led to cuts in throughputs at a nearby refining and petrochemical complex. (author)

  3. CVN 78 Gerald R. Ford Class Nuclear Aircraft Carrier (CVN 78)

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    2015-12-01

    Combat Systems Trial Rehearsal ( CSTR ) Jul 2014 Jul 2015 Jan 2016 May 20161 (Ch-2) Initial Operational Capability (IOC) Sep 2015 Sep 2016 Mar 2017 Oct...with the shipboard testing and integration schedule. (Ch-2) The current estimate for CSTR is rescheduled from November 2015 to May 2016 to reflect...resulting from the delay to delivery. Acronyms and Abbreviations CSTR - Combat Systems Trial Rehersal DT - Developmental Testing IOT&E - Initial Operational

  4. From nuclei to stars Festschrift in Honor of Gerald E. Brown

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    2011-01-01

    In one way or another, Gerry Brown has been concerned with questions about the universe, about its vast expanse as well as about its most miniscule fundamental constituents of matter throughout his entire life. In his endeavours to understand the universe in many manifestations from nuclei all the way to the stars, he has been influenced by some of the most prominent physicists of the 20th century, and he himself, in turn, has influenced a great many scholars. This volume, a collection of articles dedicated to Gerry on his 85th birthday, contains discussions of many of the issues which have at

  5. A Review of Gerald Caplan's "Theory and Practice of Mental Health Consultation."

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    Mendoza, Danielle W.

    1993-01-01

    Reviews Caplan's "Theory and Practice of Mental Health Consultation" (1970), considered classic seminal work in field of consultation. Presents Caplan's general definition of consultation and general principles or procedures of consultation. Describes each of Caplan's four models of consultation and compares models in terms of professional role of…

  6. The development of a spiritual wellness framework for the work context / Francois Gerald Watson

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    2007-01-01

    Today's organisations are faced with changes such as increased competition and technological changes, not to mention the impact of globalisation on South African organisations. In a sense, the 21" century brought forth a more positive outlook and is described by some as the century of fortegenic living and wellness. Organisations today are searching for programmes that support strengths and wellness, as opposed to the historic employee assistance programmes. Spiritual wellness ...

  7. Chancen ungenutzt : Deutche bei Investionen noch zurückhaltend / Gerald Wolf

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    2003-01-01

    Saksamaa ja Eesti majanduskoostööst, saksa investorite tegevusest Eestis ning Eesti EL-iga liitumise võimalikest mõjudest Saksa otseinvesteeringutele Eestisse. Tabel: valik Eesti majandusnäitajaid 2002-2003

  8. Digitale Wirtschaft – analoges Recht: Braucht das BGB ein Update? / Gerald Spindler

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    2016-01-01

    Küsimusest, kas digitaalsete majandussuhete laienemise tingimustes oń vaja täiendada Saksamaa tsiviilseadustikku. Digitaalse sisu üleandmise lepingute teatavatest aspektidest, andmekaitsest, alaealiste kaitsest, müügilepingutest, üürilepingutest. Veebiplatvormide kasvavast tähtsusest digitaalmajanduses

  9. Briti kindral peab Kaitseliidu tulevikuks missioone võõrsil / Gerald Grosvenor ; interv. Peeter Kuimet

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    2006-01-01

    Briti kaitsejõudude ülema asetäitja reservide alal räägib Suurbritannia Territoriaalarmeest, Kaitseliidu-sarnaste vabatahtlike organisatsioonide kasutamisest välismissioonidel, ajateenistusest ja olukorrast Iraagis

  10. Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray e Ulf Wuggenig (orgs. (2011, Critique of Creativity: Precarity, Subjectivity and Resistance in the Creative Industries

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    Pedro Quintela

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O debate sobre as indústrias culturais e criativas ganhou visibilidade nos últimos anos, ultrapassando o contexto académico e invadindo o espaço público, através dos média e dos agentes políticos. No contexto europeu a “agenda da criatividade” constitui hoje uma das principais tendências estruturadoras dos discursos e das práticas políticas. A obra Critique of Creativity, recentemente publicada, insere‑se nesta discussão. Este livro pretende contribuir para a análise do recente hype em torno...

  11. EUHOFA juhid valmistuvad juubelikongressiks / Filiep Defraye, Gerald Lipman, Sören Kühlwein Kristiansen, Sonja Saelaert ; intervjueerinud Gea Kammer

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    Õhtusöögivestlusest 14. mail Pärnus rahvusvahelise turismikoolide ühenduse juhtliikmetega, kes külastasid 13.-15. mail Eestit, et kooskõlastada organisatsiooni sügisel Tallinnas ja Pärnus toimuva kongressi, mille juhtmõte on Wel-being and Quality of life through Hospitality Education, programm ning tutvuda sihtkohtadega

  12. Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley: new discoveries and a new analysis of the documents in the Gerald Yorke Collection

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    Pasi, M.; Ferrari, P.

    2012-01-01

    The documents concerning the relationship between Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley preserved in the Yorke Collection at the Warburg Institute (London) have been known for some time. However, recent new findings have prompted a new analysis of the dossier. The purpose of this article is to have a

  13. La Historia de un Sentimiento: Un corto documental sobre el Levante UD

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    Cuesta Pardo, Laura; Zamora León, Almudena

    2015-01-01

    Treball Final del Grau en Comunicació Audiovisual. Codi: CA0932. Curs acadèmic: 2014-2015 La aparición del fútbol se remonta varios siglos atrás, durante la Edad Media, pero no es hasta el siglo XIX cuando se consolida como deporte gracias a la formación de la Asociación Internacional de Fútbol y más tarde con la fundación de la FIFA (1904). La FIFA concentra a un gran número de ligas profesionales de los diferentes países del mundo, entre las que se encuentra la española. ...

  14. Levante Popular da juventude brasileira: saímos do Facebook

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    Bernardini, Gleice; Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Campus Bauru/SP; Gobbi, Maria Cristina; Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Campus Bauru/SP.

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    O artigo visa estudar o movimento ocorrido em junho de 2013 no Brasil, inicialmente sob a bandeira do Movimento Passe Livre, porém sem a existência de uma liderança, mas múltiplas vozes que se alternam na busca de mudanças sociais e econômicas. O objeto de estudo é a comunicação feita através das redes sociais e sua realização, ou concretização, nas ruas das principais cidades do país. As passeatas demonstram a força da comunicação midiática e de um novo fenômeno de conversação, o uso das red...

  15. PREVENCIÓN DEL VIH/SIDA EN LOS CIRCUITOS DE LEVANTE HSH: UNA ASIGNATURA PENDIENTE.

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    Barreda, Victoria; Carballo-Dieguez, Alex; Marone, Rubén; Balán, Iván; Pando, María Ángeles; Avila, María Mercedes

    2010-12-01

    A partir de un relevamiento de tipo etnográfico, se describen lugares de encuentro de HSH en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y sus prácticas sexuales. El reconocimiento de tales espacios, así como las características que asumen en ellos los encuentros sexuales entre los HSH, plantean obstáculos específicos en la adopción de comportamientos preventivos y, asimismo, generan nuevos desafíos para las actividades de prevención. Se plantean las dificultades y debates conceptuales que la misma categoría presenta, y sus consecuencias en el abordaje preventivo y teórico-metodológico para las ciencias sociales. Además, se proponen nuevos interrogantes acerca de los alcances y las limitaciones del modelo preventivo del VIH/Sida para HSH.

  16. Gas in the Levant Sea: Casus Belli or an opportunity for regional cooperation?

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    2012-01-01

    Changes in technology and the rise in world crude oil prices have led oil companies to look for petroleum elsewhere than in areas hitherto considered to contain the largest conventional reserves. These new zones also have a geopolitical dimension. This is equally true for the discovery of gas reserves contained in the maritime basin in the East Mediterranean. (author)

  17. [Descriptive study of bladder tumors in the district of Levante-Alto Almanzora].

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    Hita Rosino, E; Jiménez Verdejo, A; Mellado Mesa, P; López Hidalgo, J; Sánchez Fornieles, E; Grau Civit, J

    2001-06-01

    We present our series of operater bladder cancers in this District and the annual incidence in the period 1996 at 1998, as web as they are distributed by sex, age and smoking in the population; neoplasic stage and relapse were also studied. 61 patients were treated and un found global half incidence of 19.8 for 10(5) inhabitant-year (h-a), while for sexes it was of 4.22 for 10(5) h-y for women and of 15.58 for 10(5) h-y males. 78.69% was male with a masculinity rate of 3.69. The most frequent age group was starting from the seventh decade with 50.81% of our series. There was 36% of intervened patients that they were smoking, while 29.5% had relationship with other factors of risk like hydrocarbons and pesticidas. The superficial tumors were the most frequent with 86.88% of the cases, on the other hand the undifferentiated neoplastics was not very frequent with 13.21%, increasing these neoplastics with the age. In the follow up there were relapses in 36% of the people, being bigger in the T1 of our series. The occupational factors in this district can explain the high frequency in the female sex, although analytic studies are needed to check it.

  18. Demersal Assemblages on the Soft Bottoms off the Catalan-Levante Coast of the Spanish Mediterranean

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    Mariano García-Rodríguez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of 255 bottom trawl samples obtained in annual experimental surveys (2007–2010 along the western Mediterranean shows the existence of five well-defined demersal assemblages that follow a depth distribution: (a upper shelf assemblages, including two assemblages differentiated by the type of substrate (sand-muddy and terrigenous muddy bottoms; (b a middle shelf assemblage; (c an upper slope assemblage; (d a middle slope assemblage. Faunally, they are dominated by fish (37% of 452 total species, followed by crustaceans (22%, molluscs (17%, echinoderms (9%, and other invertebrates (15%. The assemblages identified showed major alterations on the shelf and shelf edge and less pronounced ones on the upper and middle slope. The average diversity values were more or less high, evidencing the high species richness in the western Mediterranean. The identified assemblages may facilitate future multispecies fisheries management based on an ecosystem approach.

  19. The Impact of Levant Basin Oil and Natural Gas Discoveries on Lebanese-Israeli Relations

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    2014-12-12

    leak, could pollute Israeli beaches (which are vital to its tourist industry) and even endanger its marine natural life. The Israeli government ...has twelve member countries: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Qatar, Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Nigeria, Ecuador , and...

  20. Distribuzione e consistenza della popolazione di Scoiattolo grigio Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin, 1788 nel levante genovese

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    2005-01-01

    Abstract Distribution and population size of the Grey squirrel Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin, 1788 in Province of Genova (NW Italy) In Liguria, the Grey squirrel population originated from an introduction of five pairs in an urban park (Genoa Nervi) in 1966. A first study, carried out in the 1996 by interviews, located a second group 3 km far, in Bogliasco locality. In this study, conducted in 2001-04, the populatio...

  1. Orientalismos peninsulares en el levante andaluz. Nombres y usos de algunas plantas silvestres

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    Torres Montes, Francisco

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available The author describes sorne wild plants from the provinces of Almería, Granada and Jaén (Andalusia, Spain that have folk names from Eastern Iberia. For each plant he provides the scientific and folk name, the isoglottic line and the lexical arca. He also informs about the use of these plants in folk and household medecine, religious rites, animal husbandry, etc.En este estudio se presentan algunas plantas silvestres de Almería, Granada y Jaén cuyos nombres vulgares proceden del oriente peninsular. De cada planta se da, junto al nombre vulgar y científico, la isoglosa o límite de los orientalismos y sus correspondientes áreas léxicas. Al mismo tiempo se hace el estudio etnográfico de sus usos en la medicina popular o doméstica, ritos religiosos, ganadería, etc.

  2. Turkish Influence in the South Caucasus and Levant: The Consequences for NATO and the EU

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    2013-09-01

    Baran, “Turkey and the Caucasus,” in Turkish Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era, ed. Idris Bal (Boca Raton, FL: Brown Walker, 2004), 269. 56 Gareth ...Bulut, et al., Turkish Foreign Policy in Post Post-Cold War Era, ed. Idris Bal (Boca Raton: Brown Walker, 2004); Ismael, Tareq and Mustafa Aydin. ed...the Caucasus.” in Turkish Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era, edited by Idris Bal. (Boca Raton: Brown Walker, 2004). Barysch, Katinka

  3. Mujeres Levantándose con la Iglesia Morava, la guerra y los ONGs

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    Laura Hobson de Herlihy

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se centra en la situación actual de las mujeres indígenas y afrodescendientes  y la participación política y su acceso a puestos de liderazgo. La investigación exploró el proceso desde el cual las mujeres miskitu y kriol en Nicaragua han catapultado posiciones de liderazgo en el grupo matrilocal en altos cargos políticos. Los datos recogidos en Bilwi-Puerto Cabezas demuestra que mujeres las miskitu y kriol lideresas en los últimos 30 años han accedido a puestos de liderazgo político a través de su participación con la Iglesia Morava, la revolución sandinista, y después de 1990 las organizaciones de desarrollo. Estas etapas de empoderamiento pueden combinarse para favorecer el liderazgo de mujeres.SummaryThis article focuses on the current situation of indigenous and afrodescendant women, their political participation and access to leadership posts. The research explored the process from which the Miskitu and Creole women in Nicaragua have catapulted leadership positions in the matrilocal group in high political posts. Data collected in Bilwi-Puerto Cabezas shows that Miskitu and Creole women leaders, in the past 30 years have had access to political leadership positions through their involvement with the Moravian Church, the Sandinista revolution, and after 1990 due to the development organizations. These stages of empowerment can be combined to promote women leadership.

  4. The Collapse of Iraq and Syria: The End of the Colonial Construct in the Greater Levant

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    2015-12-01

    leadership style was deemed passive, allowing key decisions to fall to his subordinates or not be made at all. The situation required someone else...do we know who or what those autocratic forces will be. We do absolutely know it will not be a Western style democracy and it will be imposed top...Operations Forces (SOF) students and leaders for consideration by the SOF community and defense leadership . JSOU is the educational component of

  5. DE PROTESTOS E LEVANTES: AS REVOLTAS DA VACINA E DA CHIBATA NA MÚSICA POPULAR

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    Luciana Marino Nascimento

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    Full Text Available The discussion in this paper turns around the causes, impacts and unfolding of two very meaningful events that took place during the initial period of the Brazilian Republic, in the first decade of the 20th century. These events, whose historiographical production is considerably heterogeneous, were called the Vaccine Insurrection (1904 and the Whip Insurrection (1910. The discussion focus on the analysis of song lyrics composed in the epoch or in subsequent periods. Five lyrics are analyzed: three about the Vaccine Insurrection and two about the Whip Insurrection. The songs about the first insurrection are: Rat, rat (1904; Yellow Fever (1907 and Compulsory Vaccination (1904. The ones about the second insurrection are: The claimers (1910 and The master of ceremonies of the sea (1975.

  6. National airspace system : FAA reauthorization issues are critical to system transformation and operations statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Ph.D.

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    2009-02-01

    As requested, this statement discusses issues for the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The aviation industry is in a period of economic turmoil and faces an : uncertain future. At the same time, FAA is undertaking one of ...

  7. Transportation security : post-September 11th initiatives and long-term challenges : statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues

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    2003-04-01

    This testimony responds to the request of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States for information on GAO's work in transportation security. It addresses (1) transportation security before September 2001; (2) what the feder...

  8. Kapteni roll tõendite kogumisel / North East Branch of the Nautical Institute ; [tlk. Uno Laur ; toim. Viiu Suurväli ; eess.: Gerald Darling

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    Kapteni osa, logiraamatud ; lasti kahjustus, kaotus ja puudujääk ; kindlustus ja laevarike ; vaegtäitmise- ja ülekulupretensioonid ; ohtlikud sadamad ja laadimispaigad ; statsionaarsete ja ujuvobjektide vigastused ; õlireostus ; üldavarii ; päästmine ; laevakokkupõrked ; töötülide lahendamine ja distsiplinaarküsimused ; õnnetusjuhtumid inimestega ; piletita reisijad , põgenikud

  9. Kapteni roll tõendite kogumisel / North East Branch of the Nautical Institute ; [tlk. Uno Laur ; toim. Viiu Suurväli ; eess.: Gerald Darling

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    Kapteni osa, logiraamatud ; lasti kahjustus, kaotus ja puudujääk ; kindlustus ja laevarike ; vaegtäitmise- ja ülekulupretensioonid ; ohtlikud sadamad ja laadimispaigad ; statsionaarsete ja ujuvobjektide vigastused ; õlireostus ; üldavarii ; päästmine ; laevakokkupõrked ; töötülide lahendamine ja distsiplinaarküsimused ; õnnetusjuhtumid inimestega ; piletita reisijad , põgenikud

  10. A construção de um mito: Antônio de Albuquerque e o levante emboaba

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    Adriana Romeiro

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo examina a construção da imagem de herói pacificador em torno de Antônio de Albuquerque, governador da capitania do Rio de Janeiro e depois da capitania de São Paulo e Minas do Ouro, considerado o responsável pela pacificação da Guerra dos Emboabas. Descrito por Cláudio Manuel da Costa como um herói dotado das virtudes da coragem e prudência, tal imagem se deslocaria depois para os estudos históricos, conformando as narrativas sobre a Guerra dos Emboabas, em particular, e a administração de Albuquerque, em geral.

  11. PREVENCIÓN DEL VIH/SIDA EN LOS CIRCUITOS DE LEVANTE HSH: UNA ASIGNATURA PENDIENTE1

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    Barreda, Victoria; Carballo-Dieguez, Alex; Marone, Rubén; Balán, Iván; Pando, María Ángeles; Ávila, María Mercedes

    2011-01-01

    Resumen A partir de un relevamiento de tipo etnográfico, se describen lugares de encuentro de HSH en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y sus prácticas sexuales. El reconocimiento de tales espacios, así como las características que asumen en ellos los encuentros sexuales entre los HSH, plantean obstáculos específicos en la adopción de comportamientos preventivos y, asimismo, generan nuevos desafíos para las actividades de prevención. Se plantean las dificultades y debates conceptuales que la misma categoría presenta, y sus consecuencias en el abordaje preventivo y teórico-metodológico para las ciencias sociales. Además, se proponen nuevos interrogantes acerca de los alcances y las limitaciones del modelo preventivo del VIH/Sida para HSH. PMID:21874154

  12. Ensayo Comparativo Entre el Maíz y la Torta de Copra en el Levante y Engorde de Cerdos

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    Calad U. José Fernando

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    Full Text Available La necesidad de incrementar la producción de carne de cerdo en el país es de una palpitante actualidad, dado el bajo poder nutritivo de la dieta de nuestro pueblo, problema éste que tiende a agudizarse cada día debido a los altos costos de los elementos esenciales en la alimentación humana, tales como la carne, leche, etc. La industria porcina podría ser una buena solución a este grave problema ya que ella puede convertirse con un poco de estudio y de educación de nuestras gentes en una próspera y fuerte industria familiar, no tan restringida como se encuentra en la actualidad; sería necesario también racionalizar los sistemas de explotación con el fin de hacerlos más productivos. En esta forma, a ¡la par que se ayudaría a resolver el problema de la alimentación, se fortalecería en forma notable la economía nacional mediante el aprovechamiento completo de los productos y subproductos agrícolas que hoy en muchos casos se desperdician lamentablemente. Aparte del mercado nacional, susceptible de un aumento vertical en la demanda, Colombia puede pensar seriamente, por poseer grandes extensiones de terrenos aptos para esta explotación y contar con productos agrícolas de muy buenas características para la alimentación de cerdos, en convertirse en un emporio porcino de primer orden. En la actualidad nuestras explotaciones de ganado de cerda son rudimentarias y enfrentan problemas de diferente índole tales como enfermedades, deficiente alimentación, falta de selección, etc., problemas estos que hacen que la producción de cerdo sea inferior a nuestras necesidades. Pero este hecho que es una de las tantas demostraciones del retraso de nuestras industrias pecuarias, puede ser remediado fácilmente con un programa de capacitación de los productores actuales o potenciales del cerdo. Dadas las circunstancias de que un programa de educación campesina falla cuando es necesario hacer extensión con base en datos experimentales obtenidos en condiciones diferentes y a veces diametralmente opuestas a las nuestras, el deseo de los autores ha sido colaborar en la investigación de los problemas que presenta la nutrición porcina en el país. Es en realidad muy escasa la literatura nuestra sobre bromatología y por lo tanto se carece de bases que logren fundamentar una orientación técnica que podría llegar a ser parte de la sustentación de una fuerte industria porcina. No han querido los autores de este trabajo sentar un juicio definitivo en sus conclusiones, sino que la mayor satisfacción para ellos sería servir de punto de partida para quienes en el futuro deseen hacer incursiones en el interesante campo de la alimentación porcina. También se desea con el presente trabajo vincular las labores universitarias a la realidad nacional y de esta manera demostrar que el cuerpo docente se halla interesado en la solución práctica y definitiva de los problemas del país.

  13. Distribuzione e consistenza della popolazione di Scoiattolo grigio Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin, 1788 nel levante genovese

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    Martina Venturini

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Distribution and population size of the Grey squirrel Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin, 1788 in Province of Genova (NW Italy In Liguria, the Grey squirrel population originated from an introduction of five pairs in an urban park (Genoa Nervi in 1966. A first study, carried out in the 1996 by interviews, located a second group 3 km far, in Bogliasco locality. In this study, conducted in 2001-04, the population size of Genoa Nervi and the presence of the species in surrounding areas were investigated. In 2002 the population size was estimated in 115/286 individuals by distance sampling method, while, by direct observation, it varied from 80 individuals (2004 to 114 individuals (2003. The sampling by hair tubes in surrounding areas confirmed the presence of a group of grey squirrels in Bogliasco and excluded a further dispersal of the species. Riassunto In Liguria, la popolazione di Scoiattolo grigio Sciurus carolinensis ha avuto origine dall'introduzione di 5 coppie nei parchi urbani di Genova Nervi nel 1966. Un primo studio condotto nel 1996 ha localizzato, tramite interviste, un secondo nucleo a 3 km di distanza, in località Bogliasco. Il presente studio, condotto nel 2001-2004, è stato finalizzato alla valutazione della consistenza della popolazione nei parchi di Nervi, mediante il metodo distance sampling e osservazioni dirette, e all'accertamento della presenza della specie nelle aree circostanti mediante l'utilizzo di hair tube. La stima della popolazione con il metodo distance sampling è risultata di 115/286 individui nel 2002, mentre quella ottenuta mediante osservazioni dirette è variata da 80 individui nel 2004 a 114 individui nel 2003. Gli accertamenti compiuti nelle aree circostanti i parchi di Nervi hanno consentito di confermare la presenza di un nucleo di scoiattoli a Bogliasco e di escludere un'ulteriore espansione della specie.

  14. On the appropriateness of public participation in Integrated Water Resources Management: some grounded insights from the Levant

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    Ker Rault, P.A.; Jeffrey, P.

    2008-01-01

    Although public participation in the service of Integrated Water Resources Management had aroused much attention as a practice, little is known about stakeholders’ understandings of and expectations towards the process. Using a grounded approach we develop an interpretive methodological framework

  15. [A Prussian in Venice: the botanist Melchior Wieland (1520-1589), pioneer in botanical field research in the Levant].

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    Herrmann, Sabine

    2015-01-01

    The Italian physician and botanist Prospero Alpini (1553-1617) is considered as one of the most famous 16th Century Italian botanists having explored the plant species of Egypt and the Near East. Alpinis best-known works as for example De medicina Egyptiorum (Venetijs 1591) or De plantis Aegypti liber (Venetijs 1592), however, wouldn't certainly have been made possible without the influence of his academic teacher, the Prussian physician and botanist Melchior Wieland (ca. 1520-1589), having been applied director of the botanical garden of Padua in 1561. This study is therefore dedicated to the life, academic career, works and reception of this nearly forgotten botanist.

  16. Prevención del VIH/Sida en los circuitos de levante HSH: una asignatura pendiente

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    Victoria Barreda

    Full Text Available A partir de un relevamiento de tipo etnográfico, este artículo describe prácticas sexuales y lugares de encuentro de HSH (Hombres que tienen Sexo con Hombres en la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Tales espacios, así como las características que asumen en ellos los encuentros sexuales, delinean obstáculos específicos en la adopción de comportamientos preventivos, y generan nuevos desafíos para las actividades de prevención. Se plantean además dificultades y debates conceptuales que la categoría HSH presenta, y sus consecuencias en el abordaje preventivo y teórico-metodológico para las ciencias sociales. Se proponen asimismo nuevos interrogantes acerca de los alcances y las limitaciones del modelo preventivo del VIH/Sida para HSH.

  17. Use and Appreciation of Mycenaean Pottery in the Levant, Cyprus and Italy : (ca. 1600-1200 BC)

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    Wijngaarden, van Gert Jan

    2002-01-01

    Pottery made in the aegean during the Late Bronze Age has been found widely distributed in many parts of the Mediterranean. At some four hundred sites outside Greece, Mycenaean dinner and storage vessels, as well as some figurines have been discovered. As such, this class of archaeological artifacts

  18. Marine mammal distribution in the open ocean: a comparison of ocean color data products and levant time scales

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    Ohern, J.

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    Marine mammals are generally located in areas of enhanced surface primary productivity, though they may forage much deeper within the water column and higher on the food chain. Numerous studies over the past several decades have utilized ocean color data from remote sensing instruments (CZCS, MODIS, and others) to asses both the quantity and time scales over which surface primary productivity relates to marine mammal distribution. In areas of sustained upwelling, primary productivity may essentially grow in the secondary levels of productivity (the zooplankton and nektonic species on which marine mammals forage). However, in many open ocean habitats a simple trophic cascade does not explain relatively short time lags between enhanced surface productivity and marine mammal presence. Other dynamic features that entrain prey or attract marine mammals may be responsible for the correlations between marine mammals and ocean color. In order to investigate these features, two MODIS (moderate imaging spectroradiometer) data products, the concentration as well as the standard deviation of surface chlorophyll were used in conjunction with marine mammal sightings collected within Ecuadorian waters. Time lags between enhanced surface chlorophyll and marine mammal presence were on the order of 2-4 weeks, however correlations were much stronger when the standard deviation of spatially binned images was used, rather than the chlorophyll concentrations. Time lags also varied between Balaenopterid and Odontocete cetaceans. Overall, the standard deviation of surface chlorophyll proved a useful tool for assessing potential relationships between marine mammal sightings and surface chlorophyll.

  19. An annotated checklist of the Stomoxyini (Diptera: Muscidae) of the Levant with new records from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Sinai Egypt

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    The Stomoxyini are obligate blood feeders and several members of the tribe, especially Stomoxys and Haematobia, are major pests of domestic livestock causing billions of U.S. dollars in damages annually. Therefore, USDA-CMAVE scientists and Israeli scientists worked cooperatively to survey the spec...

  20. The role of environmental change in the expansion of early modern humans in the Levant - what can we learn from mollusc shells

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    Prendergast, Amy; Bosch, Marjolein D.; Mannino, Marcello

    and Manot Cave in Israel. These highly resolved environmental records, coupled with well dated archaeological sequences provide a framework for assessing the complex interplay between early modern humans and their local environments. We found evidence for fluctuating temperature, rainfall and seasonality...... regimes, indicating that modern human populations were somewhat resilient to the resource uncertainty that would have accompanied these changing temperature and seasonality regimes. These paired cultural-environmental records have enabled an examination of hominin-environment interactions during critical...

  1. A imprensa do Recife na crise dos anos 1920: a repercussão do levante tenentista no Jornal do Commercio e na Tribuna Religiosa

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    ALFINO, Luiz Carlos dos Prazeres Serpa

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    Os primeiros anos da década de 1920 foram determinantes na vida da sociedade brasileira, constituída nos moldes das oligarquias hegemônicas, sob o domínio da economia cafeeira desde os idos do Império. Esse período marcado por intensas movimentações de ordem política e social, investidas de sentimentos nacionalistas e de diversas correntes de pensamento e de concepções ideológicas, acarretará, no seio da sociedade civil, muitos protestos contra o status quo vigente. Neles se co...

  2. A contribution to late Middle Paleolithic chronology of the Levant: New luminescence ages for the Atlit Railway Bridge site, Coastal Plain, Israel

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    Porat, N.; Jain, Mayank; Ronen, A.

    2018-01-01

    The Atlit Railway Bridge (ARB) prehistoric site is located on the northern coastal plain of Israel, within natural caves which formed in calcareous aeolianites (kurkar), perhaps during a high sea-stand. Flint artifacts belonging to the Levantine later Mousterian tradition and faunal remains were ...

  3. From Gibraltar through Levant and from Maghreb through the Southern Latin European Countries or about culture and management in the Mediterranean Sea Region

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    Amedeo ISTOCESCU

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Bordering the southern coast of Europe, the eastern part of the Middle East and northern Africa, representing the most appropriate environment for the development of cultural, social and economic of the maritime regions, influencing decisively the culture and the entire life of the inhabitants in a lot of bordering countries, ensuring the achievement of a natural maritime transportation way between eastern Levantine character and western pragmatism of our ancient continent, or between Maghreb, and the Latin world, especially in southern Europe, the Mediterranean Sea has an another treasure, yet poorly known and only partially recovered, with a history of over six thousands of years, with people proud of their history, culture, customs and traditions with unique cities, impressive by the mixture of cultures and races, its islands

  4. Las plantas que llegaron de Levante. Acerca del legado alimentario islámico en la Cataluña Medieval

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    Riera Melis, Antoni

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available During the High Middle Ages, the Islam encouraged a deep agricultural renewal in the lands between India and Península Ibérica. The new musulman agriculture introduced in the Western Mediterranean countries some unknown vegetable products, such as sugar-cane, rice, citrics, egg-plant and spinach. Between the 10th and 13th centuries, these five products played an important role in the andalusian cookery. In the Late Middle Ages, the Catalan adopted some islamic cultural elements. High Christian cookery introduced these new products to their own style and created new recepies quite different from their islamic models.

    Durante la Alta Edad Media, la expansión islámica estimuló una profunda renovación agraria en la franja de territorios comprendidos entre la India y la Península Ibérica. La nueva agricultura musulmana introdujo en el Mediterráneo Occidental especies vegetales desconocidas, como la caña de azúcar, el arroz, los cítricos, la berenjena y la espinaca. Estos cinco alimentos desempeñaron, entre los siglos X y XIII, un papel muy importante en la cocina andalusí. Los catalanes, en la Baja Edad Media, adoptaron bastantes elementos culturales islámicos. La alta cocina cristiana integró estos productos a su propio estilo, creando recetas bastante diferentes a los modelos islámicos.

  5. ROMEIRO, Adriana. A construção de um mito: Antônio de Albuquerque e o levante emboaba, p.167-188.

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    Romeiro, Adriana

    2011-01-01

    Este artigo examina a construção da imagem de herói pacificador em torno de Antônio de Albuquerque, governador da capitania do Rio de Janeiro e depois da capitania de São Paulo e Minas do Ouro, considerado o responsável pela pacificação da Guerra dos Emboabas. Descrito por Cláudio Manuel da Costa como um herói dotado das virtudes da coragem e prudência, tal imagem se deslocaria depois para os estudos históricos, conformando as narrativas sobre a Guerra dos Emboabas, em particular, e a adminis...

  6. Los estilos compositivos y la modalidad organística española en el siglo XVIII. Un caso concreto: el Levante español

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    Personat Remolar, Alfredo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The compositions included in the present study constitute a representative collection of unpublished works, belonging to the second half of the eighteenth century and the very first years of the nineteenth, typical of the ecclesiastical style for the organ in Spain. The composer under study, belonged to the Levantine environment, because of their origins, or the exercise of their professions, as for instance the Ciurana. Other cases deals with author being close to the Valentian geographical environment, as Moreno Polo, who served in the cathedral music of Tortosa (Tarragona. Using a methodology that combines the historical hermeneutic, musicology “compared” and analytical musicology (detailed, seeks to establish a model for future studies on musical spanish heritage. The analytical detail is complemented by the comparative study with the procedures of contemporary authors from the rest of Europe have been analyzed specimens collated with other relevant contemporary compositions of the most outstanding authors internationally. In the comparison made, again illuminate previously unknown aspects, when considered in parallel with the peculiar Spanish organ school.Las composiciones del presente artículo analítico, constituyen una colección representativa de obras inéditas, todas ellas de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y primeros años del XIX, propias del estilo eclesiástico organístico español. Los autores estudiados pertenecieron al entorno levantino, por su procedencia, o por el ejercicio de su profesión; propiamente valenciano como Ciurana, o bien meramente cercano al entorno socio-cultural valenciano, como el caso de Moreno y Polo, que prestó sus servicios musicales en la vecina catedral de Tortosa (Tarragona. Mediante una metodología que reúne la hermenéutica histórica, la musicología “comparada”, y la musicología analítica, se pretende establecer un modelo para futuros estudios sobre el patrimonio musical español. El pormenor analítico se completa con el estudio comparativo de los procedimientos de autores coetáneos del resto de Europa; se han cotejado las piezas analizadas con otras composiciones coetáneas relevantes, de los autores más destacados a nivel internacional. En el cotejo realizado, nuevamente alumbran aspectos desconocidos hasta el momento, al considerarlos en paralelo y con la singularidad de la escuela organística española.

  7. High genetic differentiation within the Hemidactylus turcicus complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in the Levant, with comments on the phylogeny and systematics of the genus

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    Moravec, J.; Kratochvíl, L.; Amr, Z. S.; Jandzik, D.; Šmíd, J.; Gvoždík, Václav

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    Roč. 2894, č. 0 (2011), s. 21-38 ISSN 1175-5326 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC06073 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50450515 Keywords : Reptilia * Gekkonidae * Hemidactylus Subject RIV: EG - Zoology Impact factor: 0.927, year: 2011

  8. THE NEWEST CHAPTER IN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS: DEFEATING THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT EXPLORING HOW TO SUCCEED IN LIGHT OF RECENT COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS THAT YIELDED LIMITED OR NO SUCCESS

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    1976, 171 p. Crane, Conrad, Jan Horvath , and John Nagl. “Principles, imperatives, and paradoxes of counterinsurgency.” Military Review (March...Isis’s Financial and Military Capabilities.” Crethiplethi. Winter 2014. Web. 18 Oct 2015. Jones, Seth G . “Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

  9. «Con llanto en los ojos, / con luto y duelo en el alma»: el moro como forjador identitario en la tradición dramática del levante peninsular

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    Sáez Raposo, Francisco

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    Full Text Available The festival of Moors and Christians in the town of Caudete (Albacete, one of the oldest known, came into being within a dramatic tradition that goes back to the late Sixteenth Century. As a paradigmatic example of the dramatic creation process based on rewriting, the original play has been adapted to the audience’s ever changing horizons of expectations to constitute Episodios caudetanos, the core of nowadays celebration. History, religion, legend and literature complement each other in order to form a cultural phenomenon that transcends its mere playful essence as a popular festival. Through the archetypical figure of the moor, the identity of a community has been shaped (and, by extension, that of a whole nation from the concept of a polarized universe that historical documentation insists on denying.La fiesta de moros y cristianos de la villa albaceteña de Caudete, una de las más antiguas que se conocen, tiene su origen en una tradición dramática que se remonta a finales del siglo XVI. Ejemplo paradigmático del proceso de creación teatral basado en la reescritura, la obra primigenia se ha ido adaptando a los cambiantes horizontes de expectativas del público hasta conformar los Episodios caudetanos, médula de la actual celebración. Historia, religión, leyenda y literatura se complementan para configurar un fenómeno cultural que trasciende la mera esencia lúdica de un festejo popular. Mediante la figura prototípica del moro se ha moldeado la identidad de una comunidad (y, por extensión, de toda una nación a partir del concepto de un universo polarizado que la documentación histórica se empeña en refutar.

  10. El neolítico del IX y VIII milenio B.P. en el Levante Norte : aportaciones del yacimiento de Tell Halula (valle del Éufrates, Siria)

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    Molist, Miquel,

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    Se presenta una primera síntesis sobre los trabajos que se están realizando en Tell Halula (valle del Eufrates, Siria) que proporcionan una ocupación continuada desde el horizonte cronológico-cultural del período pre-pottery neolithic B (PPNB) medio hasta elfinal delas etapas históricas de la primera mitad del VII milenio B.P. (8700 B.P. y 7400 B.P.). El análisis detallado para cada horizonte histórico permite observar la continuidad de la evolución cultural, con la incorporación de transform...

  11. Scott Richard Lyons, X-marks: Native Signatures of Assent. , Steve Russell, Sequoyah Rising: Problems in Post-Colonial Tribal Governance. , Sean Kicummah Teuton, Red Land, Red Power: Grounding Knowledge in the American Indian Novel. , Gerald Vizenor, Native Liberty: Natural Reason and Cultural Survivance.

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    Full Text Available That American Indian nations have survived into the 21st century should be an occasion for celebration, given how truly close Native America came to a total obliteration. A combination of disease, vicious colonial warfare and the use of education as a weapon to “kill the Indian, save the man” had by the beginning of the 19th century reduced the number of people in the United States willing to claim Native ancestry in the census to just 250,000. (There were, of course, many more, but Indian bl...

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    May 23, 2015 ... By now, we had reassessed the initial identification and realized that these were all Levant Sparrowhawks ... Photographs confirming the identification of Levant Sparrowhawk. Accipiter brevipes. ... captures in Kakamega Forest since 1979, and these are listed together with biometric. Short communications.

  13. 77 FR 26759 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    ... May 29, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Adam M. Drimer, Assistant Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528: 1. Gerald F. Smith, Jr. Revocable Trust, (trustee, Gerald F. Smith, Jr.) Winchester, Virginia, to individually acquire voting shares of First National Corporation...

  14. Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), Eglin AFB, Florida and Hurlburt Field, Florida. Final Environmental Impact Statement

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    2011-05-01

    Gene G. Sanderson George E. Cox Gerald A. Rush* Gerald Goodson Ginny Graybiel Glenda L. Glover Gordon Eldridge Gordon Goodin Greg Artabasy Greg... Fanc ~np. Thank you very much. COLONEL CUMBIE: Thank you, sir. !Vlr. Robert Larson . MR. LARSON: My name is Robert Larson . The Military Housing

  15. Is Current US Counterinsurgency Doctrine Applicable to Lebanese Hizballah and the Taliban?

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    Taliban, What We’ve Heard, US Embassy Islamabad, 26 January 1995. 140Gerald Bourke , “Kabul Rivals Join Forces as Taliban Strikes Hard” Guardian 27...Report on Middle East Affairs 28, no. 6 (2009):35-36. Magazines/Journals Bourke , Gerald. “Kabul Rivals Join Forces as Taliban Strikes Hard.” Guardian

  16. Narrativ vejledning i skolen

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    Plant, Peter

    2009-01-01

    Anmeldelse af John M. Winslade og Gerald D. Monk (2008). Narrativ vejledning i skolen. Virum: Dansk Psykologisk Forlag   Udgivelsesdato: FEB......Anmeldelse af John M. Winslade og Gerald D. Monk (2008). Narrativ vejledning i skolen. Virum: Dansk Psykologisk Forlag   Udgivelsesdato: FEB...

  17. Syria: Background and U.S. Relations

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    Sharp, Jeremy M

    2008-01-01

    ... (Lebanon, Israel-Palestine, Iraq, and Iran). In the Levant, Syrian leaders aim to dominate the internal politics of Lebanon, and have been accused of involvement in the assassination of four parliamentarians and former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri...

  18. Path Dependence and Foreign Policy: A Case Study of United States Policy toward Lebanon

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    Reyes, Raymond

    2004-01-01

    ... there. What has often been overlooked is the historical legacy of a tiny nation in the Levant: Lebanon. Many studies show Lebanon as a viable democracy prior to the start of its civil war in 1975...

  19. BENTHIC SPECIES and Other Data from GILLISS and Other Platforms from 19760614 to 19760902 (NODC Accession 7700456)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Data submitted by Dr. Gerald L. Engel. The data was collected between June 1976 and September 1976. This study was organized to collect Histopathology and Benthic...

  20. Aviation Safety: FAA Oversight of Aviation Repair Stations

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    Testimony of Gerald L. Dillingham, Associate Director, Transportation Issues, : Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division before the Subcommittee : on Aviation, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate on : the Fe...

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    2004-01-01

    ... 120 Ron Weiss, Thomas F. Knight Jr., and Gerald Sussman 8 The Biology of Integration of Cells into Microscale and Nanoscale Systems 148 Michael L. Simpson, Timothy E. McKnight, Michael A. Guillor...

  2. Raamaturappija / Karl Martin Sinijärv

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    Sinijärv, Karl Martin, 1971-

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    Wolf, Christa. Medeia : hääled; Sermat, Toomas. Blaak ja Biduun; Liksom, Rosa. Ühe öö ekstaas; Durrell, Gerald. Bafuti hagijad; Saarinen, Esa. Filosoofia ajalugu tipult tipule Sokratesest Marxini

  3. cost-benefit analysis of anti-retroviral therapy (art) for hiv/aids

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    HIV/AIDS is high and that is why most patients cannot access HIV/AIDS treatment even though these drugs are supposed to .... Laboratory in New Mexico, Dr. Gerald Myers, and ... tuberculosis, and vaccinations against smallpox represented ...

  4. THE BIOCIDE TRIBUTYLTIN ALTERS TESTOSTERONE ESTERIFICATION IN MUD SNAILS (ILYANASSA OBSOLETA)

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    The Biocide Tributyltin Alters Testosterone Esterification in Mud Snails (Ilyanassa obsoleta)Meredith P. Gooding and Gerald A. LeBlanc Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7633Tributyltin (TBT...

  5. Protect Your Heart in the Heat

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    ... Aortic Aneurysm More Protect Your Heart in the Heat Updated:Jul 5,2017 Whatever brings you outside — ... might need to take special precautions in the heat, according to Gerald Fletcher, M.D., professor of ...

  6. Putting Science FIRST: Memories of Family Science Experiences.

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    Science and Children, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Presents anecdotes from prominent citizens including Bill Clinton, Alan Alda, Carl Sagan, Gerald Wheeler, JoAnne Vasquez, and Lynn Margulis in which they reminisce about interesting science experiences with their families. (JRH)

  7. "Pähklipureja" Uzide ja gaasimaskidega

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    2002-01-01

    Inglise rahvusballetis tuli lavale Pjotr Tsaikovski balleti "Pähklipureja" radikaalne versioon, kostüümide autor on karikaturist Gerald Scarfe, koreograaf Christopher Hampson, tantsivad ka Toomas Edur ja Age Oks

  8. Why Don't We Tell Children the Truth about America?

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    Marshall, Kim

    1980-01-01

    Frances FitzGerald's critique of American social studies and history curricula in "America Revised" is reviewed. The conclusion drawn is that censorship, special interests, and marketability exercise too great an influence on the textbook industry. (JMF)

  9. 75 FR 38184 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    2010-07-01

    ...-8 provides final income, estate and gift, and employment tax regulations relating to elections made..., and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: June 23, 2010. Gerald J. Shields, IRS...

  10. BENTHIC SPECIES and Other Data from GILLISS and Other Platforms from 19751027 to 19760827 (NODC Accession 7700455)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Data was submitted by Dr. Gerald L. Engel. This study was organized to collect data on Parasite Type and Location. Parasite (both ecto- and endo-), and site of...

  11. Textbook of pharmacoepidemiology

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    Strom, Brian L; Kimmel, Stephen E

    2006-01-01

    ... Pharmacovigilance Reporting Systems, 101 Gerald J. Dal Pan, Marie Lindquist, and Kate Gelperin 8 Overview of Automated Databases in Pharmacoepidemiology, 118 Brian L. Strom 9 Examples of Existing Automated ...

  12. From Calculus to Wavelets: ANew Mathematical Technique

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 2; Issue 4. From Calculus to Wavelets: A New Mathematical Technique Wavelet Analysis Physical Properties. Gerald B Folland. General Article Volume 2 Issue 4 April 1997 pp 25-37 ...

  13. Aviation Safety and Security: Challenges to Implementing the Recommendations of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security -- GAO/T-RCED-97-90

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    1997-03-05

    This statement before Congress by Gerald L. Dillingham, Associate Director, : Transportation Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, : General Accounting Office (GAO) assesses the recommendations contained in the : recently r...

  14. 75 FR 57287 - Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, WI

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    ..., after Dennis Lee, son of Gerald Lee, donated the bowl to the museum. The Wisconsin State site report... placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or...

  15. Report on Follow-up Visit to Ecuador, Part 1

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    Combs, Gerald F

    1961-01-01

    ...), National Institutes of Health, who visited Ecuador from January 15th to the 21st, 1961. Dr. Gerald F. Combs, PhD, visited Ecuador to discuss the nutritional survey conducted by ICNND in the summer of 1959...

  16. WATER TEMPERATURE and Other Data from DRIFTING BUOY From World-Wide Distribution from 19910101 to 19910331 (NODC Accession 9100101)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Drifting Buoy Data from the Canadian Data Center, submitted by Mr. Gerald P Lesblam, Marine Environmental Data Service (MEDS) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in GF-3 format...

  17. International business theory and marketing theory

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    1984-01-01

    International business theory and marketing theory : elements for internat. marketing theory building. - In: Marketing aspects of international business / Gerald M. Hampton ... (eds.). - Boston u.a. : Kluwer, 1984. - S. 25-57

  18. Raamaturida / Arno Oja

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    1995-01-01

    Wells, Herbert George. Lühike maailmaajalugu; Seton, Anya. Katherine, 1.osa; Durrell, Gerald. Linnud, loomad ja sugulased. Jumalate aed; Andersson, Lars. Katkukuninga legend; Erkelius, Per Agne. Unistus Johannesest; Kõvamees, Raissa. Kahe väina vahel.

  19. Iirlaste uskumatu edu kivilinnas New Yorgis / Tambet Kaugema

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    1998-01-01

    Ameerika Ühendriikide rahvusliku raamatuauhinna laureaadid: Alice McDermott (ilukirjanduse auhind, romaan 'Charming Billy'), Edward Ball (aimekirjanduse auhind, 'Slaves in the family'), Gerald Stern (luuleauhind, 'This time'), Louis Sachar (noorsookirjanduse auhind), John Updike (elutöö auhind)

  20. Eisenhower: Decision-making and Consensus in an Unfamiliar Context

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    2015-05-17

    particularly among parochial government leaders, required all the considerable experience and skill that Eisenhower possessed. The National Security...International and Regional Studies. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004. Pops, Gerald M. Ethical Leadership in Turbulent Times

  1. Archaeological and chemical analysis of Tell el Yahudiyeh ware

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    Kaplan, M.F.; Harbottle, G.; Sayre, E.V.

    1978-01-01

    Typological and geographic analyses indicate that Tell el Yahudiyeh ware (found in Cyprus, Egypt, Nubia, and the Levant during the Middle Bronze period, c. 1750-1550 B.C.) were probably manufactured in two areas, the Nile Valley and the Levant. Activation analysis was carried out and correlated with the archaeological analyses. Results confirm the two ''families'' of the ware, one Egyptian and one Levantine. Speculations are offered on the social interaction of the period. 11 figures, 2 tables

  2. Area Handbook Series. Cote D’Lvoire; A Country Study

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    1988-11-01

    production; Mimi Cantwell, Sharon Costcllo, Vincent Ercolano, Ruth Nieland, and Sharon Schultz edited the chapters; Beverly Wolpert performed the final...John Dixon (ed.), Social Welfare iniAfrica. (Cofpara- tive Social Welfare Series.) London: Groom Helh, 1987. Bourke , Gerald. "A Tarnished Miracle...nm Bourke , Gerald. A Tarnished Miracle," Africa Report, 312, No. 6, Noveiilei -Dcemiber 1987, 62-64.’ brayto’n, Abbojt A. Stability and

  3. Northern hemisphere mid-latitude geomagnetic anomaly revealed from Levantine Archaeomagnetic Compilation (LAC).

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    Shaar, R.; Tauxe, L.; Agnon, A.; Ben-Yosef, E.; Hassul, E.

    2015-12-01

    The rich archaeological heritage of Israel and nearby Levantine countries provides a unique opportunity for archaeomagnetic investigation in high resolution. Here we present a summary of our ongoing effort to reconstruct geomagnetic variations of the past several millennia in the Levant at decadal to millennial resolution. This effort at the Southern Levant, namely the "Levantine Archaeomagnetic Compilation" (LAC), presently consists of data from over 650 well-dated archaeological objects including pottery, slag, ovens, and furnaces. In this talk we review the methodological challenges in achieving a robust master secular variation curve with realistic error estimations from a large number of different datasets. We present the current status of the compilation, including the southern and western Levant LAC data (Israel, Cyprus, and Jordan) and other published north-eastern Levant data (Syria and southern Turkey), and outline the main findings emerging from these data. The main feature apparent from the new compilation is an extraordinary intensity high that developed over the Levant region during the first two millennia BCE. The climax of this event is a double peak intensity maximum starting at ca. 1000 BCE and ending at ca. 735 BCE, accompanied with at least two events of geomagnetic spikes. Paleomagnetic directions from this period demonstrate anomalies of up to 20 degrees far from the averaged GAD field. This leads us to postulate that the maximum in the intensity is a manifestation of an intense mid-latitude local positive geomagnetic anomaly that persisted for over two centuries.

  4. "Levante a mão aqui quem nunca tirou criança!": revisitando dados etnográficos sobre a disseminação de práticas abortivas em populações de baixa-renda no Brasil "Those of you who have never had an abortion, raise your hand!": rethinking ethnographic data on the dissemination of abortion practices among low-income populations in Brazil

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    Ondina Fachel Leal

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available A partir de dados quantitativos sobre a magnitude do aborto em pesquisas recentemente publicadas, este artigo retoma dados etnográficos a respeito da pratica do aborto com o objetivo de estabelecer uma discussão sobre sua disseminação, suas possíveis configurações culturais e sua legitimidade social no contexto de populações urbanas de baixa-renda no Brasil. O presente trabalho refere retrospectivamente a duas diferentes pesquisas empíricas e aponta uma estimativa sobre prevalência de aborto em torno de 34%; apresenta dados descritivos e os significados sociais tecidos em torno desta prática. Os estudos aqui apresentados buscam contribuir para o entendimento da tomada de decisão da mulher no que tange esta opção reprodutiva em um contexto onde o aborto é ilegal. O principal resultado destas pesquisas é apontar para uma fluidez de significados a respeito da interrupção da gravidez, o que permite construir uma tipologia que classifica os abortos, na perspectiva da população estudada, em toleráveis, condenáveis e recomendáveis. Através dos dados apresentados é possível inferir o quanto a dimensão do problema - tanto no que diz respeito ao numero de casos quanto à realidade das práticas abortivas e métodos - pouco mudou em um período de 20 anos no Brasil.Based on recently published research findings on abortion rates, this paper re-examines original ethnographic data on abortion in order to open a discussion on the dissemination of abortion, its possible cultural configurations and its social legitimacy among low-income populations in Brazil. It refers retrospectively to two works of empirical research studies and presents an estimate of the prevalence of abortion of around of 34%; it describes abortion practices and the social representation of what abortion means in a given context. The studies presented here seek to contribute to the understanding of women's decision-making regarding this reproductive choice in a context where abortion is illegal. The data allow us to construct an abortion typology, classifying it as tolerated, unacceptable and recommended and point to a fluidity of meanings regarding pregnancy interruption practices. It is possible to infer that the magnitude of the problem of abortion, both with regard to number of cases and the existing diversity of abortion practices and methods, has not changed over a period of 20 years in Brazil.

  5. A new plate tectonic concept for the eastern-most Mediterranean

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    Huebscher, C.; McGrandle, A.; Scaife, G.; Spoors, R.; Stieglitz, T.

    2012-04-01

    Owing to the seismogenic faults bordering the Levant-Sinai realm and the discovery of giant gas reservoirs in the marine Levant Basin the scientific interest in this tectonically complex setting increased in recent years. Here we provide a new model for the Levant Basin architecture and adjacent plate boundaries emphasizing the importance of industrial seismic data for frontier research in earth science. PSDM seismics, residual gravity and depth to basement maps give a clear line of evidence that the Levant Basin, formerly considered as a single tectonic entity, is divided into two different domains. Highly stretched continental crust in the southern domain is separated from deeper and presumably Tethyan oceanic crust in the north. A transform continuing from southwest Cyprus to the Carmel Fault in northern Israel is considered as the boundary. If this interpretation holds, the Carmel-Cyprus Transform represents a yet unknown continent-ocean boundary in the eastern Mediterranean, thus adding new constrains for the Mediterranean plate tectonic puzzle. The Eratosthenes Seamount, considered as the spearhead of incipient continental collision in the eastern Mediterranean, is interpreted as a carbonate platform that developed above a volcanic basement. NW-SE trending strike-slip faults are abundant in the entire Levant region. Since this trend also shapes the topography of the Levant hinterland including Quaternary deposits their recent tectonic activity is quite likely. Thus, our study supports previous studies which attributed the evolution of submarine canyons and Holocene triggering of mass failures not only to salt tectonics or depositional processes, but also to active plate-tectonics.

  6. 'Deep is the well of the past': Reconsidering the origins of the Exodus motif in its cultural context

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    Raik Heckl

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The article shows, that the stories of the Patriarchs as well as the Exodus-story are allochthonous traditions of origin. We find comparable stories in the neighboring cultures of Israel. Egypt as origin of human culture was of utmost importance in the Levant. Herodotus reports a myth of origin of the Phoenicians which is of particular interest in this respect. As far as it can be seen there are affinities between this tradition and the Exodus motif from the Hebrew Bible. This raises the question if we should read the Biblical traditions as part of the comprehensive cultural context of the Levant.

  7. Key Lake mine water spill: further clean-up not required

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    Potvin, R.

    1984-02-01

    The Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB) has concluded that no additional remedial measures are warranted with regard to the mine water spill which occurred in early January at the Key Lake Mining Corporation facility in northern Saskatchewan, and has advised the company to reconsider its proposal for clean-up of the adjoining Gerald Lake basin. On January 5, an estimated 87 million litres of mine water was accidentally released to the environment when a water storage reservoir at the mine site overflowed. The spilled water flowed into the adjoining Gerald Lake catchment area where it has remained adequately contained

  8. The SMO-COIN Nexus: Using Social Movement Theory to Demobilize Insurgency

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    2009-06-01

    individual members.74 Frances FitzGerald describes the NLF activities in her book Fire in the Lake as a process of slow integration as the NLF cadre...Guerilla War.” 75 Frances FitzGerald, Fire in the Lake (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1972), 155-182. 76 Once organized and mobilized, the...to emerge from the bourgeoisie . By 1957, over 90,000 individuals were engaged in foreign and domestic trading and another 9,000 in real estate sales

  9. Short communications | Mockler | Scopus: Journal of East African ...

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    Title: An exceptional gathering of Levant Sparrowhawks Accipiter brevipes in Mara North Conservancy, western Kenya. Author: Mike Mockler. Title: Recent undocumented Kenya records of the Grey-chested Babbler Kakamega poliothorax. Authors: Gladys Kung'u, Titus Imboma, Peter Njoroge. Title: Discovery of a ...

  10. 75 FR 27843 - June 24, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting

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    ... Considered: (Closed to the Public 10:15 a.m.) 1. Finance Project--Middle East, North Africa, Central and South Asia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Nepal 2. Finance Project--Middle East and North Africa 3. Finance Project--Levant and North Africa 4. Finance Project--Palestine 5...

  11. A Critical But Missing Piece: Educating Our Professional Military on the History of Islam

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    language and culture as well. Therefore, Egypt and the Levant, which were Greek (or etymologically Greek) speaking areas of principally Christian...invented the algorithm and algebra, and created the science of chemistry , musical notation, and the funda- mentals of astronomy.76 Through their work as

  12. FROM THE EDITORS

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    Full Text Available A peer-reviewed electronic journal, The Levantine Review publishes scholarship (in English, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Syriac, and Levantine vernaculars on the history, cultures, religions, politics, and the intellectual, philological, and literary traditions of the contemporary Levant and Near East.

  13. Perspectives

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    2007-12-04

    Dec 4, 2007 ... Muslim rule during the Middle Ages; the Levant includes the East Mediterranean between the sea and the Syrian Desert, from the Taurus. Mountains to the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula; ..... and biological effects described are largely consistent, starting with the earliest sources in the 9th century and.

  14. Little Italy, big japan: patterns of continuity and displacement among ...

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    L'articolo studia due incontri di eccezione tra la cultura italiana e quella giapponese: l'organica interpretazione di Fosco Maraini, antropologo e orientalista, in visita a più riprese (anche in circostanze drammatiche) nel paese del Sol Levante prima e dopo la seconda guerra mondiale; le impressioni e i giudizi, tra letteratura ...

  15. Leishmaniose : maladie sans frontières | CRDI - Centre de ...

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    La leishmaniose viscérale, la forme la plus sévère de la maladie, .... une petite bière », sourit-il en levant son verre avant d'embrasser son accordéon. ... 20 espèces de parasites du type leishmania; 90 espèces de phlébotomes vecteurs.

  16. The Indian scad (Decapterus russelli, (Osteichtyes: Carangidae, a new Indo-Pacific fish invader of the eastern Mediterranean

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    Daniel Golani

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The Indian scad, Decapterus russelli, is recorded for the first time from the Mediterranean. The presence of this Indo-Pacific species on the Mediterranean coast of Israel is evidently due to migration from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal. The collection of six specimens in the Mediterranean suggests that this species is well established in the Levant.

  17. Dots close together on a map: Mycenaean pottery in the Jordan valley

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    van Wijngaarden, G.J.; Steiner, M.L.; van der Steen, E.J.

    2008-01-01

    Pottery made in the Aegean during the Mycenaean period (ca. 1600-1100 BC) has been found at many sites in the Levant. Since such Mycenaean pottery is classified in detail and easily recognisable, this material is suitable to research long-distance trade and interconnections between the Mycenaean

  18. TENCompetence

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    Luccini, A.Marco; Dicerto, Michele; Sloep, Peter; Koper, Rob; Kew, Chris; Olmedilla, Daniel; Demidova, Elena

    2006-01-01

    This very technical meeting hosted by Giunti Labs in Sestri Levante (Italy) on 13-14 November 2006, has provided the great opportunity to present "European perspectives on the application of web services to learning" to a set of big actors in the elearnig field in the framework of the WSIL workgroup

  19. 77 FR 536 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    ... INFORMATION: Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management..., except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into...), Gerald R. Curran (PA), Shawn K. Fleming (PA), Daniel C. French (VA), Garry W. Garrison (WI), Gregory L...

  20. The Military Family: A Selected Bibliography. Revision

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    1990-11-01

    Commercial (717) 245-3660. "A healthy family environment is a force multiplier." - General John A. Wickham, Jr. NTiS C’. - Statement "A" per telecon...11. Kreyche, Gerald F. "Day Care: The New Surrogacy ." USA TODAY, Vol. 118, September 1989, pp. 91-93. Landrum, Cecile S. "The Changing Military

  1. 75 FR 10295 - National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-03-05

    ...; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5.... Place: Legacy Hotel and Meeting Center, 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Contact Person: Gerald... evaluate contract proposals. Place: Legacy Hotel and Meeting Center, 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD...

  2. Baltoscandal näitas Euroopa absurdi / Tiiu Laks

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    Laks, Tiiu, 1984-

    2010-01-01

    Rakveres 10. juulil lõppenud 11. rahvusvahelisest teatrifestivalist Baltoscandal. Prantslase Gerald Kurdiani kontsertetendusest "This is the Hello Monster!". Riina Maidre ja Maike Londi kontsertetendusest "PostUganda". Philippe Quesne'i ja tema trupi Vivarium Studio lavastusest "Big Bang". Taani tantsija Mette Ingvartseni lavastusest "Giant City". Akhe inseneriteatri lavastusest "Faust. 2360 sõna". Hollandi trupi Dood Paard lavastusest "Answer Me"

  3. An overview on hepatitis C virus genotypes and its control

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    Faisal Nouroz

    2015-06-10

    Jun 10, 2015 ... Contents. 1. History and structure of hepatitis C virus . .... Dental treatment. 1.6. IVDU ..... [29] Ray Stuart C, Thomas David L. Hepatitis C. In: Mandell Gerald ... Lamballerie X, de Micco P. Analysis of the 50 non coding region.

  4. Counterpoint: Practice versus Process--Rigidity of Reinforcement Requirements Results in Regressive Research: A Reply to Ward.

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    Biederman, Gerald B.; Davey, Valerie A.

    1995-01-01

    This counterpoint responds to Phillip Ward's commentary on a study by Gerald Biederman and others which concluded that verbal reinforcement in combination with interactive modeling strategies may produce confusion in children with language/learning difficulties. The counterpoint argues that the commentary indicates problems with semantics and with…

  5. 75 FR 12561 - Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Meeting Cancelled

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    2010-03-16

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG-2008-0333] Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Meeting Cancelled AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of...) is cancelled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gerald Conrad, Liaison to the DFO of the DRBOSAC, (215...

  6. IV rahvusvaheline turismikonverents "Ma armastan Eestimaad!"

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    2009-01-01

    25. septembril Meriton Conference&Spa Hotellis toimunud turismikonverentsist Lühiülevaade Juhan Partsi, Maria Alajõe, Paul Flattersi, Gerald Broddelezi, Raul Rebase, Raivo Vare, Birgit Prikki, Mikko Fritze, Andres Toode, Merle Adamsi ja Helen Mahmastoli ettekannetest, konverentsi moderaator oli Eesti Kaubandus- ja Tööstuskoja peadirektor Siim Raie

  7. BOOK REVIEWS / RECENSIONI

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    Prendi avviso o lettore. Questa pagina fu scritta per amore. (“Esergo”) l poeta stabilisce un dialogo ideale con il lettore. Significativo è il passo che Maffeo pone come presentazione alla sua raccolta, tratto dal poeta inglese Gerald Manley Hopkins: “A che servono le opere d'arte? Ad educare, a essere esempi. Produrre […] ...

  8. Graduates\\' Perception of University Programmes and Their ...

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    Graduates\\' Perception of University Programmes and Their Relevance to Employment: A study of University of Nairobi Graduates (1991-1998). Gerald N Kimani. Abstract. No Abstract Available Africa Development Vol. XXX (1&2) 2005: 68-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ad.v30i1.22213 · AJOL African Journals Online.

  9. 'The Politics of the Womb': Women, Politics and the Environment in ...

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    'The Politics of the Womb': Women, Politics and the Environment in Pre-Colonial Chivi, Southern Zimbabwe, c.1840 to 1900. Gerald Chikozho Mazarire. Abstract. No Abstract Available Zambezia (2003), XXX (i): 35-50. Full Text: EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT.

  10. Homme kell 18 avatakse Tallinna Kunstihoones NIFKA näitus...

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    Kapitali mõistet uuriv rahvusvaheline grupinäitus "Kapital (see veab meid alt)". Kuraator Simon Sheikh, osalejad loetletud. Avaldatakse ka raamat, kus tutvustatakse Will Bradley, Katja Diefenbachi, Stephan Geene'i, Brian Holmes'i, Trude Iverseni, Oleg Kirejevi, Isabell Lorey, Gerald Rauningi ja Natascha Sadr Haghighiani loomingut ja esseesid

  11. 76 FR 75882 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    ... Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. Gerald L. Lentfer, Firth, Nebraska; Steven J. Miller... Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C... paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the...

  12. Understanding and Reducing Off-Duty Vehicle Crashes Among Military Personnel

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    Safety Administration, 2001. Heino, Adriaan, Hugo H. van der Molen, and Gerald J. S. Wilde, “Differences in Risk Experience Between Sensation Avoiders...Safety Research, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2008, pp. 311–319. References 95 Philip, Pierre, Jacques Taillard, Patricia Sagaspe, Cedric Valtat, Montserrat

  13. 76 FR 11252 - National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-03-01

    ... review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes...: March 9, 2011. Time: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202. Contact Person: Gerald L...

  14. Textbook America.

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    Karp, Walter

    1980-01-01

    Focuses on how political attitudes have been influenced by American history textbooks at various times throughout history. Excerpts from traditional and revisionist textbooks are presented, with emphasis on "America Revised" by Frances FitzGerald. Journal available from Harper's Magazine Co., 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016. (DB)

  15. Bracey's Applesauce.

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    Packer, Arnold

    1999-01-01

    A professional economist criticizes Gerald Bracey's view that the condition of public education has little to do with the state of the nation's economy. Most studies indicate that education contributes to growing productivity, higher wages, and a sound economy. Education can serve the nation's economic needs without sacrificing education's other…

  16. 76 FR 20076 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    ... in favor of granting a Federal vision exemption to James H. Corby, Thomas E. Moore, and John F... 23 exemption applications, FMCSA exempts, Jody L. Baker, Gary W. Balcom, Jimmie L. Blue, Ronald Cook, James H. Corby, Bobby D. Cox, Wesley M. Creamer, Gerald S. Dennis, Cleveland E. Edwards, Thomas...

  17. Võimsaim jõulusõnum / Kersti Inno

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    2006-01-01

    J. S. Bachi "Jõuluoratoorium" Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoori ja Tallinn Baroque Orkestri esituses 21. dets. Vanemuise kontserdimajas, 22. dets. Pärnu kontserdimajas ja 23. dets. Estonia kontserdisaalis. Benjamin Britteni kantaadi "Püha Nicolaus" ja Gerald Finzi "In Terra Pax" esitusest 16. ja 17. dets. Tallinnas Niguliste kirikus

  18. Maramaa elust poksi ja graffitini / Andres Lepik, Ott Aardam ; interv. Gert Kiiler

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    Lepik, Andres

    2008-01-01

    Ugala teater alustas 89. hooaega. Esimese poole plaanitud esietendused : Toomas Suumani "Linnapea" Heiki Raudla raamatu "August Maramaa aeg" järgi, lavastaja Andres Lepik. Ott Aardami noortetükist "Poks", lavastaja autor. Gerald Sibleyras' "Grafiti", lavastaja Taago Tubin. Silvia Soro jõulunäidend "Inetu pardipoja" ainetel, lavastaja Oleg Titov

  19. A Mental Health Consultation Program for Project Head Start.

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    Kawin, Marjorie R.

    The Psychological Center provided a family oriented mental health consultation service to 17 delegate agencies who had contracts with Head Start programs in 1966-67. This paper presents an overview of the services which an interdisciplinary staff of 52 professionals provided to 6,780 families and 1,500 agency staff members. Gerald Caplan's (1964)…

  20. School Law Update...Preventive School Law.

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    Jones, Thomas N., Ed.; Semler, Darel P., Ed.

    A wide variety of contemporary legal issues are addressed in the 15 separate papers that make up this volume. The introductory chapter by William C. Bednar, Jr. provides a broad-based rationale for "Preventive School Law." Chapters 2 and 3, both by Gerald A. Caplan, review "Current Issues in Reduction-in-Force" and "First Amendment Claims by…

  1. Education and the Environment: Creating Standards-Based Programs in Schools and Districts

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    Lieberman, Gerald A.

    2013-01-01

    In this timely book, curriculum expert Gerald A. Lieberman provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing a new type of environmental education that combines standards-based lessons on English language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects. By connecting academic content with local…

  2. Author Details

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    Innovation. ... Mazarire, Gerald Chikozho. Vol 24 (2002) - Articles Ethical considerations for Zimbabwean archives and the digital challenge. Abstract. ISSN: 1025-8892. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and ...

  3. Genetic diversity, population structure and marker trait associations ...

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    Supplementary data: Genetic diversity, population structure and marker trait associations for seed quality traits in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). Ashok Badigannavar and Gerald O. Myers. J. Genet. 94, 87–94. Table 1. List of cotton germplasm lines used in this study. Germplasm no. Cultivar. Region. Germplasm no. Cultivar.

  4. Between Native American and Continental Philosophy: A Comparative Approach to Narrative and the Emergence of Responsible Selves

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    Richardson, Troy

    2012-01-01

    This essay explores some of the affinities between current theories of North American Indigenous trickster narratives and continental philosophy where they are both concerned with the question of responsibility in subject formations. Taking up the work of Judith Butler, Franz Kafka and Gerald Vizenor, the author works to show how both continental…

  5. Eating disorders in males: A review

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    Adele

    regarding the abnormality of reproductive hormone function ... This paper reviews the existing literature on males with eating disorders in an ... through the work of Gerald Russell.7 The term “bulimia” is .... a critical time for adolescents, as an eating disorder could po- ..... Gender Related Aspects of Eating Disorders: A Guide.

  6. Ford: Not a Lincoln but a Hayes? A Lesson in History and Political Science

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    Donnangelo, John A.

    2007-01-01

    History or social studies teachers are constantly striving to make the past come alive for their students and to help them see that not only does the past relate to the present, but it can also give insights into the future. The recent passing of former President Gerald R. Ford provides social studies teachers with just such an opportunity. Ford's…

  7. 75 FR 28323 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    2010-05-20

    ... assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald Shields, Internal Revenue... regulations provide rules authorizing employers to establish electronic systems for use by their tipped... amount of income tax and FICA tax to withhold from the tipped employee's wages. Current Actions: There...

  8. African Journal of Social Work - Vol 4, No 2 (2014)

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    The role of financial institutions towards affordable housing to urban middle income earners: Evidence from Kampala City, Uganda · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Kenneth Atuheire, Gerald Kagambirwe Karyeija, 1-37 ...

  9. Tundlikud ja tundelised / Aita Kivi

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    2001-01-01

    Sisu : David Herbert Lawrence. Vikerkaar; Kazuo Ishiguro. Hõljuva maailma kunstnik; Vassil Bõkav. Toru; Torcuato Luca de Tena. Jumala käega; Roxanne Pulitzer. Carrie ja Gracie; Graham Robb. Victor Hugo; Scott Adams. Dilberti printsiip; Andrea Fehringer, Gerald Reischl, Clemens Stadlbauer. Sajandi suurimad pigilinnud; Gertrud Teusen. Jonniiga

  10. Plaadid / Jürgen Tamme

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    2005-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest A Guy Called Gerald "To All Things What They Need", "World Of Mouth", Wet Wet Wet "The Greatest Hits", Martika "Toy Soldiers. The Best Of", Toby Keith "Greatest Hits", Electric Six "Senor Smoke", Static-X "Beneath...Between...Beyond...Rarities", Judas Priest "Angel Of Retribution"

  11. Science and Technology Metrics

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    2005-01-01

    CONTENTS,1992, Vol 35, Iss AUG, pp 3 12 Garfield E, "Parascience, Pseudoscience , and Political Power Holton,Gerald on the Antiscience Phenomenon And Why...1993, Vol 25, Iss JUN, pp 3 9 Garfield E, "The Science Religion Connection an Introduction to Science and Religion From Warfare over Sociobiology to a

  12. Training Needs in Gerontology. Hearings, Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate. Part 2.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

    At the second day of hearings on training needs in gerontology the witnesses were Stephen Kurzman accompanied by Arthur S. Flemming, John Lapp, Gerald D. LaVeck; George Maddox; Elias Cohen; Wilma Donahue; Brin Hawkins with Lettie Graves and Yolanda Owens; and John B. Martin. (MS)

  13. Picking the Bone: The B-1 Bomber as a Platform for Innovation

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    2010-06-01

    August 1974 amidst the Watergate scandal . Vice President Gerald Ford took office and retained James Schlesinger as his secretary of defense...Jones assumed command in 1974 amidst the Nixon presidential scandal and the B-1A design testing dilemma. General Jones understood Schlesinger‘s

  14. 75 FR 53020 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    2010-08-30

    ... record for the tax imposed on the entry of taxable fuel into the U.S. and revises definition of ``enterer.... ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald Shields, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111... the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are...

  15. ANTIANDROGENIC EFFECTS OF VINCLOZOLIN ON MALE RATS ARE PARTIALLY ATTENUATED BY TESTOSTERONE PROPIONATE

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    ANTIANDROGENIC EFFECTS OF VINCLOZOLIN ON MALE RATS ARE PARTIALLY ATTENUATED BY TESTOSTERONE PROPIONATECynthia Wolf1,2 , Joe Ostby1, Jonathan Furr 1, Gerald A. LeBlanc2, and L. Earl Gray, Jr.11 US Environmental Protection Agency, NHEERL, RTD, RTP, NC 27711, 2 Departmen...

  16. Taking Sides: Ethics, Politics and Fieldwork in Anthropology & All Tomorrow's Cultures: Anthropological Engagements with the Future

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    Aimar Ventsel

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    Full Text Available Review of the publications Taking Sides: Ethics, Politics and Fieldwork in Anthropology. Edited by Heidi Armbruster and Anna Lærke. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books 2008, 258 pages; and Samuel Gerald Collins, All Tomorrow's Cultures: Anthropological Engagements with the Future. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books 2008, 140 pages.

  17. Taking Sides: Ethics, Politics and Fieldwork in Anthropology & All Tomorrow's Cultures: Anthropological Engagements with the Future

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    Full Text Available Review of the publications Taking Sides: Ethics, Politics and Fieldwork in Anthropology. Edited by Heidi Armbruster and Anna Lærke. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books 2008, 258 pages; and Samuel Gerald Collins, All Tomorrow's Cultures: Anthropological Engagements with the Future. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books 2008, 140 pages.

  18. The Development of a Marketing Program for Womack Army Medical Center Fort Bragg, North Carolina

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    1997-05-01

    Its successful implementation requires organizational commitment to market -based principles . This research assesses the design, function, and success...Concept of Marketing ," Journal of Marketing , (January 1969): 10-15. 60 Kotler , Philip and Gerald Zaltman. "Social Marketing : An Approach to Planned... market based enterprise. Its successful implementation requires organizational commitment to market -based principles . This research assesses the design

  19. (Bos grunniens) in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

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    DR. NJ TONUKARI

    2012-10-30

    Oct 30, 2012 ... Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, as it represents a unique bovine species adapted to ..... al., 1993; Udina et al., 2003), mastitis caused by. Staphylococcus sp. ... for prevention and treatment in many cases (Gerald et al., 2003). But in ...

  20. 76 FR 17930 - National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-03-31

    ... Nanotechnology. Date: July 12-13, 2011. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications... review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852. Contact Person: Gerald G. Lovinger, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator...

  1. Entre palavras e ações: o crime na linguagem de Guimarães Rosa

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    2010-12-01

    seu advogado, possibilita ao leitor perceber a ambiguidade de seu discurso e refletir sobre sua culpa. Para tanto, empregamos a terminologia de Gerard Genette e as considerações teóricas sobre o narratário de Gerald Prince

  2. The Effect of Material Strength on Segment Penetration Behavior

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    1993-04-01

    Muenchen GERMANY Royal Armament R&D Establishment ATTN: I. Cullis Fort Halstead Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 7BJ ENGLAND Centre d’Etudes de Gramat ATTN...SOLVE Gerald 46500 Gramat FRANCE 2 Defense Research Establishment Suffield ATTN: C. Weickert D. Mackay Ralston, Alberta, TOJ 2N0 Ralston CANADA Defense

  3. An Evolutionary Approach to the Biological Management of Invasive Brown Treesnakes (Boiga irregularis) on Guam

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    2012-03-14

    only two snake species on the Guam, the other of which is a burrowing blind snake Ramphotyphlops braminus (possibly introduced as well), and none of...descriptions of three new species. Systematic Parasitology 1:127-140. Roberts, L. S. and J. J. Janovy. 2005. Gerald D. Schmidt and Larry S. Roberts

  4. 78 FR 78477 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2013-12-26

    ...) James T. Sullivan (KY) David C. Sybesma (ID) Robert N. Taylor (OR) Scott A. Taylor (WV) Temesgn H. Teklezig (WA) Matthew K. Tucker (MN) Victor H. Vera (TX) Stephen D. Vice (KY) Larry J. Waldner (SD) Karl A...) Jerry L. Schroder (IL) Gerald J. Shamla (MN) Stephen E. Shields (KY) Peter M. Shirk (PA) William C...

  5. Manhunting: Counter-Network Organization for Irregular Warfare

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    2009-09-01

    Buenos Aires, Argentina Israeli Mossad pursued Adolf Eichmann . Eichmann was finally identified in Buenos Aires. Apprehended on his way home, he...Malkin and Harry Stein, Eichmann in My Hands (New York: Warner Books, May 1990). Mossad is the Israeli intelligence service. 288. “Dr. Gerald Bull

  6. Discussion panel: field test design & data analysis

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    Daniel M. Schmitt; William E. Waters; B. Leo Cadogan; Gerald S. Walton

    1985-01-01

    I think it is time to open the panel. On my left respectively are Bill Waters, Professor of Entomology and Forestry, University of California, Berkeley; Gerald S. Walton, Biometrician, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Hamden; and Leo Cadogan, Forest Pest Management Institute, Canadian Forestry Service, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. My name is Dan Schmitt, Program...

  7. Beyond clinical trials: Cross-sectional associations of combination ...

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    3 Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of ..... median command and a series of χ2 tests, respectively (Table 1). ...... 2012;379(9835):2439-2448. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(12)60917-9 .... Gerald A, Reynolds C. Characteristics and applications of the Revised Children's ...

  8. A photographic atlas of selected regions of the Milky Way

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    Barnard, Edward Emerson; Frost, Edwin Brant; Calvert, Mary R; Dobek, Gerald Orin

    2011-01-01

    .... It also includes a biography of Barnard and his work, a Foreword and Addendum by Gerald Orin Dobek describing the importance of the Atlas and additions to this volume, and a pull-out section with a mosaic of all 50 plates combined in a single panorama"--

  9. Electric dipole moments of the nucleon and light nuclei

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    Wirzba, Andreas

    2014-08-15

    The electric dipole moments of the nucleon and light ions are discussed and strategies for disentangling the underlying sources of CP violation beyond the Kobayashi–Maskawa quark-mixing mechanism of the Standard Model are indicated. Contribution to “45 years of nuclear theory at Stony Brook: a tribute to Gerald E. Brown”.

  10. A Simple Demonstration of the High-Temperature Electrical Conductivity of Glass

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    Chiaverina, Chris

    2014-01-01

    We usually think of glass as a good electrical insulator; this, however, is not always the case. There are several ways to show that glass becomes conducting at high temperatures, but the following approach, devised by Brown University demonstration manager Gerald Zani, may be one of the simplest to perform.

  11. Reducción de la desnutrición crónica en el Perú: propuesta para una estrategia nacional.

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    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available THE GERALD J. AND DOROTHY R. FRIEDMAN SCHOOL OF NUTRITION SCIENCE AND POLICY AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY. Reducción de la desnutrición crónica en el Perú: propuesta para una estrategia nacional. Medford, Massachussetts: Tufts University, 2001.

  12. 75 FR 60508 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    2010-09-30

    ... ``direct rollover'' transaction. These provisions also require qualified pension plans and tax-sheltered... comments concerning an existing final regulation, EE-43-92 (TD 8619), Direct Rollovers and 20- Percent... November 29, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald Shields...

  13. Coefficient estimates of negative powers and inverse coefficients for ...

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    and the inequality is sharp for the inverse of the Koebe function k(z) = z/(1 − z)2. An alternative approach to the inverse coefficient problem for functions in the class S has been investigated by Schaeffer and Spencer [27] and FitzGerald [6]. Although, the inverse coefficient problem for the class S has been completely solved ...

  14. Political Communication Yearbook 1984.

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    Sanders, Keith R., Ed.; And Others

    Focusing on current scholarship in the evolving field of political communication, this publication is organized in three sections. Part 1, "Current Perspectives on the Spiral of Silence," features essays by Charles T. Salmon and F. Gerald Kline, Klaus Merten, Carroll J. Glynn and Jack M. McLeod, and a response by the theory's original…

  15. Software Life Cycle Management Workshop (2nd) August 21-22, 1978, Atlanta, Georgia.

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    1978-08-01

    paid "experienced" programmer where a freshly trained beginner is EthnoTECHnical Review Handbook available. Daniel P. Freedman and Gerald M. Weinberg...operators could make notes or draw flowcharts . At the end of the study period, the original program and all N = total frequency of operands scrap paper

  16. Inimene kronesteetilise kaameraga / Andreas W

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    2011-01-01

    Fotofilmifestival 14. oktoobril kinos Sõprus. Fotofilmist. Rahvusvahelisest fotofilmi konkursist "Ajatu lugu". Grand prix' pälvis Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, 2. koha Andri Allas ja Krõõt Tarkmeel, 3. koha Gerald Assouline (Prantsusmaa). Lühidalt festivalil näidatud Gusztáv Hámosi fotofilmidest (Saksamaa)

  17. Regional diversity on the timing for the origins of cereal cultivation and domestication in southwest Asia

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    Otaegui, Amaia Arranz; Colledge, Sue; Zapata, Lydia

    2016-01-01

    in regions such as the southern-central Levant and the Upper Euphrates area, but the plant-based subsistence in the eastern Fertile Crescent (southeast Turkey, Iran, and Iraq) focused on the exploitation of plants such as legumes, goatgrass, fruits, and nuts. Around 10.7–10.2 ka Cal BP (early Pre......-Pottery Neolithic B), the predominant exploitation of cereals continued in the southern-central Levant and is correlated with the appearance of significant proportions (∼30%) of domesticated-type cereal chaff in the archaeobotanical record. In the eastern Fertile Crescent exploitation of legumes, fruits, nuts......, and grasses continued, and in the Euphrates legumes predominated. In these two regions domesticated-type cereal chaff (>10%) is not identified until the middle and late Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (10.2–8.3 ka Cal BP). We propose that the cultivation of wild and domesticated cereals developed at different times...

  18. Influencing Tomorrow: A Study of Emerging Influence Techniques and Their Relevance to United States Information Operations

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    2015-06-12

    offers insights into an international network that has preserved a holistic identity, while simultaneously franchising globally . The Islamic State...preserved a holistic identity, while simultaneously franchising globally . The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is the second study and an...identity, while simultaneously franchising globally . The ISIL is an outstanding example of a regional non-state actor who rapidly claimed market share

  19. Der Körper als Gefäß. Eine Studie zur visuellen Anthropologie des Alten Orients

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    Schroer Silvia/Kipfer Sara

    2015-01-01

    The perception of the human body as container is widespread in cognitive linguistics psychology and anthropology and is estimated to be universal. But what can we say about the specific context of the Hebrew Bible as well as Ancient Near Eastern texts and material culture and more especially about anthropomorphic vessels in the Levant? Biblical Egyptian and Mesopotamian texts compare the human body with pottery in order to emphasize its status of having been created (Geschöpflichkeit) on the ...

  20. The Spies and the Gran Turco (XVI Century

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    Gennaro Varriale

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This present essay focuses on the information that Hispanic spies collected in the Levant during the sixteenth-century. Based on archival and literary sources, the study is built around the typical structure of a lyric opera to show the worth of the secret correspondence such as archetype of European perception about the Ottoman Empire and, more generally, about all the Islam.

  1. Seventh European Workshop on Cannabinoid Research and IACM Eighth Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine

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    Cheer, Joseph F.; Maccarrone, Mauro; Piomelli, Daniele

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The joint 7th European Workshop on Cannabinoid Research and IACM 8th Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine was held in the beach town of Sestri Levante, Italy, on September 17?19, 2015. In this beautiful setting, world-leading investigators in the field of (endo)cannabinoid research presented exciting new data spanning a broad array of preclinical and clinical topics?from cellular electrophysiology to drug discovery and from potential indications for the therapeutic use of cannabis ...

  2. Reverse migration: Western European Muslim women’s flights to ISIL territory

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    DeSitter, Elizabeth A.

    2015-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Since early 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has increasingly recruited Western Muslim men and women to its radical ideology. This thesis examines why Western European Muslim women—specifically from France and Great Britain—are voluntarily migrating to ISIL territory to support Islamic extremism. It evaluates women’s involvement in previous terrorist movements and proposes five potential motivations for migration: ...

  3. Music club

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    2010-01-01

    Benefit Concert for Victims of the Haiti Earthquake Seeing the tragedy striking Haiti, the CERN MusiClub is organizing a benefit concert in Ferney-Voltaire, Salle du Levant, on February 20th at 8PM with Rise, Danglers & Mousekifly. All the money will be sent to one of the ngos active on the field. entrance 5 €, any drink 2 €, pass-the-hat collection.

  4. Communications Style Guide. Fourth Edition

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    2010-08-01

    Example 2: The general’s dog, obedient and loyal, was the perfect companion . 2. Adverbial modifiers: Adverbial modifiers are usually followed...pronoun in this case. Example 3: Us chefs like to cook.  You wouldn’t say, “Us like to cook,” so the appropriate pronoun here is we. 2...in Chicago Style. Resources for Additional Help:  Alred, Gerald J., Charles T. Brusaw, and Walter E. Oliu. The Business Writer’s Companion

  5. National Dam Safety Program. Clove Lake Dam (NJ 00259) Delaware River Basin, Shimers Brook, Sussex County, New Jersey. Phase I Inspection Report.

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    1981-08-01

    it be reclassified as low hazard. The spillway will pass the 100-year flood and is considered adequate. e. Ownership. The dam is owned by Clubhouse ...Associates. For information, contact Mr. Gerald Roby, Clubhouse Associates, RD 4, Box 108, Montague, New Jersey 07827. f. Purpose. The Clove Lake Dam...into what appears to be a man-made lake downstream of Clove Lake Dam about 0.5 mile. Although no homes are presently constructed around this downstream

  6. Ambulatory care pavilion takes its place out front by solving multiple needs.

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    Saukaitis, C A

    1994-09-01

    In sum, this structure exemplifies the fact that high-tech tertiary care medical centers can be user-friendly to the ambulatory health care consumer by serving their routine needs conveniently and efficiently. Says Gerald Miller, president of Crozer-Chester: "The ambulatory care pavilion has enabled Crozer to successfully and efficiently merge physicians' offices with institutional-based services and inpatient services. We are pleased with how the pavilion positions our medical center for the next century.

  7. Mangghuer Embroidery: A Vanishing Tradition

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    Aila Pullinen

    2015-01-01

    Aila Pullinen. 2015. Mangghuer Embroidery: A Vanishing Tradition IN Gerald Roche and CK Stuart (eds) Asian Highlands Perspectives 36: Mapping the Monguor, 178-188, 301-332. Visits were undertaken in the years 2001 and 2002 to Minhe Hui and Mangghuer (Tu) Autonomous County, Haidong Municipality, Qinghai Province, China to research and document Mangghuer embroidery. This research is summarized in terms of the history of Mangghuer embroidery, tools and materials, embroidery techniques, embr...

  8. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Policy Issues

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    2013-09-04

    occupations (67.3%) and Management , Business , and Financial occupations (65.0%), and Production occupations (63.7%). Occupations with lower shares of...married a spouse of the same sex, regardless of the employee’s … state of residency.” (U.S. Government, Office of Personnel Management , Fact Sheet: Family ...CRS Report for Congress Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Policy Issues Gerald

  9. Window of Opportunity: Mitigating Threats from Disruptive Technologies Before Widespread Adoption

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    2014-09-01

    diffusion.117 Taking a lesson from the issues faced by mitigating the dual-use concerns in the biotechnology field, Mandel and Gerald Epstein...technology combined with online collaboration enables users to make high quality firearm parts and high-capacity magazines by simply downloading a...adoption of EDTs, are very similar to those faced in the biotechnology field. Advances in biotechnology are plagued with dual-use concerns, and the

  10. Gordon Research Conference in Organometallic Chemistry, held August 16-20, 1982 Andover, New Hampshire.

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    1983-03-01

    A. Gentile, Gerald B. Ansell , Michelle A. Modrik ad "S-usan Zentz, Exxon Research and Engineering Co., "Bimetallic Titanium/Molybdenum Complexes...Fluxional M. Moskovits molecules with Multiple Bonding" University of Toronto "Clusters in Catalysis" Basic Steps as Revealed R. Adam by Triosmium...Andover, N.H. August 16-20, 1982 REGISTRATION LIST Adams , Richard D. Farm 1 Bleeke, John John Yale University Washington University 225 Prospect St

  11. Proceedings of the Annual Day of Scientific Lectures (17th), and Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists (13th), Held in Baton Rouge, LA on March 21-24, 1990

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    1990-12-01

    Metropolitian Coca Cola Boston Compact BW -Rf r rfz-rr" c .r fret[ 203 Tomorrow’s job’s will require more education Years of schooling Future needed...Morgan Pennsylvania State Universiiy SPONSORSHIPS Alabama A&M University Students acEulty Marvin Sykes Dr. M. C. George Steven Pearson Michael Henry...Ibraham Francis Nyandeh Gabriel Ndow Melody Mixon Scholarship students selected by Dr. Kennedy Reed Sponsorship students selected by Mr. Gerald Davis

  12. Avastamata aarete päev

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    2009-01-01

    Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus korraldas Pirita Lillepaviljonis Euroopa Komisjoni ning majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi toetusel 27. mail 2009 Avastamata aarete päeva. Päev oli pühendatud Eesti looduse väärtustamisele. Sõna võtsid EAS Turismiarenduskeskuse direktori asetäitja Marje Braunbrück, looduse- ja rännumees Hendrik Relve, Tallinna Ülikooli rekreatsiooniteaduste osakonna juhataja Mart Reimann ja reisikorraldaja Gerald Broddelez

  13. Resumen de tesis. An ontological view of cardiovascular and metabolic disease progression using genetically modified mice

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    Fabbiano, Salvatore

    2014-01-01

    [ES]Las enfermedades metabólicas tienen una tendencia a ocurrir conjuntamente. Cuando esto sucede, el riesgo de desarrollar otras enfermedades relacionadas aumenta de manera significativa. Síndrome metabólico fue descrito inicialmente como Síndrome X por Gerald Reaven de la Universidad de Stanford en 1988, aunque antes varios autores venían advirtiendo sobre el riesgo cardiovascular que implicaba tener dislipidemias, obesidad, hipertensión arterial e intolerancia a la glucosa, ...

  14. Development and Application of Optimization Techniques for Composite Laminates.

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    1983-09-01

    Institute of Technolgy Air University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science by Gerald V. Flanagan, S.B. Lt. USAF...global minima [9]. An informal definition of convexity is that any two points in the space can be connected by a straight line which does not pass out of...question. A quick look at gradient information suggests that too few angles (2 for example) will make the laminate sensitive to small changes in

  15. Operations Events Census Report: Volume IV. 1981 through 1985. Sanitized Version.

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    1991-04-01

    SMITH, BRADY F. 0837 SMITH, BRUCE E. 0638 SMITH, CHARLOTT W. 0837 SMITH, CLIFFORD H. 0869 SMITH, COLIN C. 0483 SMITH, DARWIN 0599 SMITH, DAVID L... COLIN A. 097! MOORE, EDDIE L. 06491 MOORE, GERALD J. 0738 MORACA, STEPHEN L. 0837 MORAN, KEVIN 0599 MORAN, MARY SHANKS 0861 MORAVEC, TIMOTHY 0599...DRIESBACH, ROBERT A. 0599 DROTLEFF, JAMES E. 0746 DRUMMOND, VEE DEE 0636 DRURY , TIMOTHY E. 0920 DUANE, DENNIS 0636 DUBARTON, ANNE EVELYN 0918 DUENAS

  16. Oxidative Damage in Parkinson’s Disease.

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    1999-10-01

    with a monoclonal antibody column. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sei. USA 89:3375-3379; 1992. [34] Deegan , P.; Shigenaga, M. K.; Park, E. M.; Alperin, P. E...Malonate and MPTP Neurotoxicity Russell T Matthews,* Peter Klivenyi,* Gerald Mueller,* Lichuan Yang,* Marike Wermer,* Craig E. Thomas,t and M. Flint...Biochemicals (Wayland, MA). MDL 101,002 was generously supplied by Dr. Craig Thomas of Hoechst Marion Roussell. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (Charles River

  17. The Annual Department of Defense Procurement Research Symposium (5th), held 17-19 Nov 76, Monterey, California.

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    appropriate cost principles plus routine approval requirements for items such as foreign travel and equipment purchases. Recently a member of Congress...34 pujrchases (Chaptvr 5) are a substantial ele~ment in salps . SOURCES: Adapted from Walter Isard and Gerald J. Karaska. Unclassified Defense and Space...improved ways of doing things. As an innovation travels through the diffusion process, it also passes through its life cycle. A whole literature has grown

  18. CIA’s Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90

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    materials relating to UFOs , little changed. 67 In 1964, however, following high- level White House discussions on - what to do if an alien intelligence...12, to secure the recovery of UFO wreckage from Roswell and any other UFO crash sight for scien tific study and to examine any alien bodies recovered...A Die-Hard Issue GINs Role in the Study of UFOs , 1947-90 Gerald K. Haines While Agency concern over UFOs was substantial until the early 1950s, CIA

  19. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Research (AIDS)

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    lymphocyte concentration and the Walter Reed Staging System. RV4 Neurobehavioral Consequences of HTLV-III Brain Infection and AIDS Encephalopathy . PI...drug trials and behavioral therapeutic interventions. E. To use the AIDS encephalopathy model to study basic brain structure-function relationships...rCD4) in Infants and Children and in Pregnant Women and Newborns with HIV Infection. O PI: Dr. Gerald Fischer Status: In Review (WRAIR SR then HIVSUBC

  20. Selected Current Acquisitions and Articles from Periodicals

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    OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES--COSTS. Military occupational specialty training cost handbook (MOSB). Indianapolis, Ind. : U.S. Army Finance and Accounting...UNITED STATES--ARMED FORCES--RECREATION-- FINANCE . United States. General Accounting Office. Morale, welfare, and recreation declining funds require...FRANCE O’Sullivan, Edmund. Roofless Money Heads West (Saudi prince buys Euro Disneyland ). MEED 38:2-3 Jun 17 󈨢. FUTURE FitzGerald, Mary C. The Russian

  1. Soviet Tactical Doctrine for Urban Warfare

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    Soviet Area Specialist. Valuable assistance was provided by Mr. Gerald Sullivan and LTC Ray N. Franklin, USMC, of the Advanced Research Projects... Oldenburg 120.8 133.3 12.5 10 Osnabruck 133.6 164.0 30.4 23 Regensburg 123.0 133.5 10.5 9 Remacheid 123.0 135.5 12.5 10 Salzgitter 105.9 117.6 11.7

  2. A Wire Antenna Designed for Space Wave Radiation Over the Earth Using a Genetic Algorithm

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    algorithms. With the assistance of two Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Ph.D. students, Dave Van Veldhuizen and Robert Marmelstein, the second of the...Laboratory, 1992, UCRL-MA-109338 Pt.I. 41. David A. Van Veldhuizen , Brian S. Sandlin, Robert E. Marmelstein, Gary B. Lamont, and Andrew J. Terzuoli...Dr. Ben Munk, Dr. Gerald Burke, and Dr. Ed Altshuler for their kind assistance and for answering my questions. Finally, I would like to thank Dave Van

  3. Quem eram as bruxas de Gardner?

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    Duarte, Janluis

    2017-01-01

    Gerald Gardner, considerado fundador da religião neopagã contemporânea conhecida como Wicca, alegava em suas obras ter obtido seus conhecimentos de um grupo de bruxas inglesas tradicionais. O presente artigo coteja o discurso contido nos livros de Gardner com os conhecimentos históricos a respeito de bruxaria na Inglaterra, buscando esclarecer quais foram suas verdadeiras fontes e influências.

  4. The Charitable Trust Model: An Alternative Approach For Department Of Defense Accounting

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    DEFENSE ACCOUNTING 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR (S) Gerald V. Weers Jr. 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Naval Postgraduate School...prohibits the incurrence of costs until budget authority is provided; reversing the conditionality of the matching principle accounting logic. In summary...the Board did not believe applying depreciation accounting for these assets would contribute to measuring the cost of outputs produced, or to

  5. Renewable Energy Production from DoD Installation Solid Wastes by Anaerobic Digestion

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    Stensel, Donnie Stallman, Urv Patel, Matthew Higgins , Ambalavanan Jayaraman, Gokhan Alptekin, Steve Dietz, Matthew Cates, and Kerry Libberton 5d. PROJECT...Mark Schmidt, Mr. Chris Simpson, Ms. Tina Springer, Mr. Dan Stewart, Professor Don Veverka, Ms. Corine Weiss, Mr. Gerald Williams, and Capt. Frank...Smith were involved in this demonstration including Ms. Janelle Amador, Mr. Chris Avina, Mr. Cameron Clark, Mr. Cale McPherson, Mr. Tyler Miller, Ms

  6. Field Demonstration and Validation of TREECS (trademark) and CTS for the Risk Assessment of Contaminants on Department of Defense (DoD) Ranges

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    analyzed by the Engineer Research and Develop- ment Command (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL) Environmental Chemistry Branch (ECB) using EPA...diffusion coefficients. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 58:19–27. Gerald, J. A., B. E. Johnson, and M. S. Dortch. 2012. User guide for applying...Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) solves the nation’s toughest engineering and environmental challenges. ERDC develops innovative

  7. Predicting Market Direction from Direct Speech by Business Leaders

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    Drury, Brett M.; Almeida, José João

    2012-01-01

    Direct quotations from business leaders can communicate to the wider public the latent state of their organization as well as the beliefs of the organization's leaders. Candid quotes from business leaders can have dramatic effects upon the share price of their organization. For example, Gerald Ratner in 1991 stated that his company's products were crap and consequently his company (Ratners) lost in excess of 500 million pounds in market value. Information in quotes from business leaders can b...

  8. ULUSLARARASI İLİŞKİLERDE BAŞARISIZ DEVLETLER SORUNSALI VE BU SORUNSALIN ULUSLARARASI HUKUKA ETKİLERİ

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    Özalp, Osman N.

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    Kavramlarla ilgili bkz. Zartman, I. William (Hg.): Collapsed States: The Disintegration and Restoration of Legitimate Authority, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1995; Rotberg, Robert I.: The Failure and Collapse of Nation-States: Breakdown, Prevention and Repair, in: Beisheim, Marianna/Schuppert, Gunnar F.: Staatszerfall und Governance. Baden Baden: Nomos 2007, s. 59-97; Helman, Gerald B./Ratner, Steven B.: Saving Failed States, in: Foreign Policy, 1992 (89), 3-20; Schneckener, Ulrich (Ed.): Fra...

  9. Large short-term deviations from dipolar field during the Levantine Iron Age Geomagnetic Anomaly ca. 1050-700 BCE

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    Shaar, R.; Tauxe, L.; Ebert, Y.

    2017-12-01

    Continuous decadal-resolution paleomagnetic data from archaeological and sedimentary sources in the Levant revealed the existence a local high-field anomaly, which spanned the first 350 years of the first millennium BCE. This so-called "the Levantine Iron Age geomagnetic Anomaly" (LIAA) was characterized by a high averaged geomagnetic field (virtual axial dipole moments, VADM > 140 Z Am2, nearly twice of today's field), short decadal-scale geomagnetic spikes (VADM of 160-185 Z Am2), fast directional and intensity variations, and substantial deviation (20°-25°) from dipole field direction. Similar high field values in the time frame of LIAA have been observed north, and northeast to the Levant: Eastern Anatolia, Turkmenistan, and Georgia. West of the Levant, in the Balkans, field values in the same time are moderate to low. The overall data suggest that the LIAA is a manifestation of a local positive geomagnetic field anomaly similar in magnitude and scale to the presently active negative South Atlantic Anomaly. In this presentation we review the overall archaeomagnetic and sedimentary evidences supporting the local anomaly hypothesis, and compare these observations with today's IGRF field. We analyze the global data during the first two millennia BCE, which suggest some unexpected large deviations from a simple dipolar geomagnetic structure.

  10. Benthic foraminifera and heavy metals distribution: A case study from the Naples Harbour (Tyrrhenian Sea, Southern Italy)

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    Ferraro, L.; Sprovieri, M.; Alberico, I.; Lirer, F.; Prevedello, L.; Marsella, E.

    2006-01-01

    The analysis of 90 surficial sediments from three docks of the Naples Harbour (Levante, Granili, and Diaz) permits to compare the distribution modes of heavy metals with grain sizes, total organic carbon content (TOC) and distribution patterns of benthic foraminifera. Foraminiferal density and species richness decrease with the increasing toxic elements concentrations from the Levante to the Diaz dock. Median concentrations of Ni, Pb, Zn, and Hg (medians of 21.43 mg/kg, 270.24 mg/kg, 489.65 mg/kg, and 1.18 mg/kg, respectively) were reported for the Diaz dock where foraminifera are absent, thus suggesting a possible impact of toxic elements on the benthic ecosystem balance. Compared to the unpolluted marine sediments of the Granili dock, the Levante area shows higher heavy metals levels and a quasi-oligotypic benthic assemblage. This is dominated by the tolerant species Ammonia tepida that may be used as bio-indicator of pollution of anthropised marine sediments. - Benthic foraminiferal density and species distribution may be used as pollution indicators

  11. VOLUME 1: ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES

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    Full Text Available Amdo Tibetan Tongue Twisters Blo rtan rdo rje, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche……....7 An Amdo Tibetan Village New Year Trance Medium Ritual Dpal ldan bkra shis and Charles Kevin Stuart …..…...........…53 Calling Back the Lost na53 mʑi53 Tibetan Soul Libu Lakhi, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche ..…........65 Dying Hunters, Poison Plants, and Mute Slaves: Nature and Tradition in Contemporary Nuosu Yi Poetry Mark Bender........................................................................117 The Ĕrsū Shābā Pictographic Writing System Sūn Hóngkāi [translated by Mtsho mo skyid and Gerald Roche with an introduction by Thomas Roche and Gerald Roche] ………............……………………........……..…..159 The Fourth Belmang: Bodhisattva, Estate Lord, Tibetan Militia Leader, and Chinese Government Official Paul K Nietupski …………….….…….….…….…………187 The Horse With Two Saddles: Tamxhwe in Modern Golok Fernanda Pirie ….………........……………………..…………..213 Seating, Money, and Food at an Amdo Village Funeral Rin chen rdo rje and Charles Kevin Stuart ..….…....….…..….237 The Seng ze Village Ma Ni Dkon mchog dge legs and Charles Kevin Stuart ……..….….295 Tibetan Life and Tibetological Discourse: Differences and Recommendations Gerald Roche, Nag tshang grub rgyal, and Mtsho mo skyid…313 A Response to Ways and the Syntax of Noun Phrases in Qīnghăi Chinese Dialects Keith Dede .……..….….….…..……..…..….….…………331 Photo Essay Photo Essayto Essay to Essay Lazi (Lab rtse Construction in Karmatang (Skar ma thang Village Tshe mdo ………………..……..….…….………………..349 Review Wutun. By J Janhunen, M Peltomaa, E Sandman, and Xiawudongzhuo. Keith Slater ….….….……..………...….…..….….….…...367 Story God-door Tshe dpag rnam rgyal ………….….….….…..….….….….373

  12. Palaeohydrological corridors for hominin dispersals in the Middle East ∼250-70,000 years ago

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    Breeze, Paul S.; Groucutt, Huw S.; Drake, Nick A.; White, Tom S.; Jennings, Richard P.; Petraglia, Michael D.

    2016-07-01

    The timing and extent of palaeoenvironmental connections between northeast Africa, the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula during the Middle and Late Pleistocene are critical to debates surrounding dispersals of hominins, including movements of Homo sapiens out of Africa. Although there is evidence that synchronous episodes of climatic amelioration during the late Middle and Late Pleistocene may have allowed connections to form between northern Africa and western Asia, a number of palaeoclimate models indicate the continued existence of an arid barrier between northern Arabia and the Levant. Here we evaluate the palaeoenvironmental setting for hominin dispersals between, and within, northeast Africa and southwest Asia during Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 7-5 using reconstructions of surface freshwater availability as an environmental proxy. We use remotely sensed data to map palaeohydrological features (lakes, wetlands and rivers) across the presently hyper-arid areas of northern Arabia and surrounding regions, integrating these results with palaeoclimate models, palaeoenvironmental proxy data and absolute dating to determine when these features were active. Our analyses suggest limited potential for dispersals during MIS 7 and 6, but indicate the formation of a palaeohydrological corridor (the 'Tabuk Corridor') between the Levant and the Arabian interior during the MIS 6-5e glacial-interglacial transition and during MIS 5e. A recurrence of this corridor, following a slightly different route, also occurred during MIS 5a. These palaeohydrological and terrestrial data can be used to establish when proposed routes for hominin dispersals became viable. Furthermore, the distribution of Arabian archaeological sites with affinities to Levantine assemblages, some of which are associated with Homo sapiens fossils, and the relative density of Middle Palaeolithic assemblages within the Tabuk Corridor, are consistent with it being utilised for dispersals at various times.

  13. Letter to the editor: Genetics and the archaeology of ancient Israel.

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    Brody, Aaron J; King, Roy J

    2013-12-01

    This letter is a call for DNA testing on ancient skeletal materials from the southern Levant to begin a database of genetic information of the inhabitants of this crossroads region. In this region, during the Iron I period traditionally dated to circa 1200-1000 BCE, archaeologists and biblical historians view the earliest presence of a group that called itself Israel. They lived in villages in the varied hill countries of the region, contemporary with urban settlements in the coastal plains, inland valleys, and central hill country attributed to varied indigenous groups collectively called Canaanite. The remnants of Egyptian imperial presence in the region lasted until around 1150 BCE, postdating the arrival of an immigrant group from the Aegean called the Philistines circa 1175 BCE. The period that follows in the southern Levant is marked by the development of territorial states throughout the region, circa 1000-800 BCE. These patrimonial kingdoms, including the United Kingdom of Israel and the divided kingdoms of northern Israel and Judah, coalesced varied peoples under central leadership and newly founded administrative and religious bureaucracies. Ancient DNA testing will give us a further refined understanding of the individuals who peopled the region of the southern Levant throughout its varied archaeological and historic periods and provide scientific data that will support, refute, or nuance our sociohistoric reconstruction of ancient group identities. These social identities may or may not map onto genetic data, but without sampling of ancient DNA we may never know. A database of ancient DNA will also allow for comparisons with modern DNA samples collected throughout the greater region and the Mediterranean littoral, giving a more robust understanding of the long historical trajectories of regional human genetics and the genetics of varied ancestral groups of today's Jewish populations and other cultural groups in the modern Middle East and Mediterranean

  14. Continuity and Admixture in the Last Five Millennia of Levantine History from Ancient Canaanite and Present-Day Lebanese Genome Sequences.

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    Haber, Marc; Doumet-Serhal, Claude; Scheib, Christiana; Xue, Yali; Danecek, Petr; Mezzavilla, Massimo; Youhanna, Sonia; Martiniano, Rui; Prado-Martinez, Javier; Szpak, Michał; Matisoo-Smith, Elizabeth; Schutkowski, Holger; Mikulski, Richard; Zalloua, Pierre; Kivisild, Toomas; Tyler-Smith, Chris

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    The Canaanites inhabited the Levant region during the Bronze Age and established a culture that became influential in the Near East and beyond. However, the Canaanites, unlike most other ancient Near Easterners of this period, left few surviving textual records and thus their origin and relationship to ancient and present-day populations remain unclear. In this study, we sequenced five whole genomes from ∼3,700-year-old individuals from the city of Sidon, a major Canaanite city-state on the Eastern Mediterranean coast. We also sequenced the genomes of 99 individuals from present-day Lebanon to catalog modern Levantine genetic diversity. We find that a Bronze Age Canaanite-related ancestry was widespread in the region, shared among urban populations inhabiting the coast (Sidon) and inland populations (Jordan) who likely lived in farming societies or were pastoral nomads. This Canaanite-related ancestry derived from mixture between local Neolithic populations and eastern migrants genetically related to Chalcolithic Iranians. We estimate, using linkage-disequilibrium decay patterns, that admixture occurred 6,600-3,550 years ago, coinciding with recorded massive population movements in Mesopotamia during the mid-Holocene. We show that present-day Lebanese derive most of their ancestry from a Canaanite-related population, which therefore implies substantial genetic continuity in the Levant since at least the Bronze Age. In addition, we find Eurasian ancestry in the Lebanese not present in Bronze Age or earlier Levantines. We estimate that this Eurasian ancestry arrived in the Levant around 3,750-2,170 years ago during a period of successive conquests by distant populations. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. A revolta dos colonos outras memórias = The revolt of settlers other memories

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    Orben, Tiago Arcanjo

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    Full Text Available A presente comunicação apresenta alguns aspectos de minha pesquisa de Mestrado, na qual, procuro refletir narrativas de personagens que participaram da Revolta dos Colonos de 1957 ocorrida no Sudoeste do Estado do Paraná. O levante social de 1957 envolveu diferentes interesses, no campo social, político e econômico, tais aspectos inserem-se em um contexto específico de disputas pela terra na região. O levante é reconhecidamente um movimento popular, em que colonos, percebidos enquanto posseiros, ocupam as principais cidades da região e obrigam a retirada das companhias colonizadoras, conquistando suas propriedades. A pesquisa utiliza-se da história oral, refletindo experiências de sujeitos que viveram o período ou presenciaram o conflito social, assim, visa compreender suas trajetórias de vida, seus modos de viver e lutas na terra. Nas entrevistas, dentre os inúmeros aspectos apresentados, ressalta-se as dificuldades sociais e econômicas em um contexto de instabilidade política. Deste modo, pretendo apresentar as experiências sociais no sentido qualitativo da fonte oral, demonstrando como no levante as experiências de pessoas simples, sem vínculo com partidos políticos ou sem ser uma liderança urbana, também foram significativas para o desfecho da Revolta. Ao pensar como esses personagens observam os principais acontecimentos, destaco como isso difere de memórias ditas oficiais

  16. Birds of paradise for the sultan. Early seventeenth-century Dutch-Turkish encounters and the uses of wonder

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    Claudia Swan

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    Full Text Available This article describes and analyzes the first diplomatic gift presented by the States General of the Netherlands to the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in 1612/1613. The extensive and very costly assortment of items was presented to the Sultan in gratitude for capitulations, permitting the Dutch access to Ottoman ports and therefore direct access to trade in the Levant and Mediterranean. This paper describes the diplomatic gift, a long-neglected episode in Dutch material cultural history, and looks in particular at the role that wonder and wonders played in structuring this remarkable encounter between the fledgling Dutch Republic and the Ottoman court.

  17. 'Framing' y morfología en el tratamiento periodístico de las drogas

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    Francisco Núñez-Romero Olmo; Pilar Paricio Esteban; Cristina Rodríguez Luque; Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera

    2012-01-01

    El consumo de drogas es un problema de primera magnitud en España, tal y como destacan los estudios nacionales e internacionales. Sin embargo, la prensa española, tradicionalmente, ha reflejado el tema en clave de delito. Este artículo plantea un análisis del tratamiento informativo de la droga en los diarios nacionales El País y El Mundo y en los valencianos Las Provincias y Levante-EMV durante el año 2010 desde dos puntos de vista: análisis de contenido desde la perspectiva del framing y an...

  18. Situación actual y perspectivas futuras de la reutilización de aguas residuales como una fuente de recursos hidráulicos

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    Martín Mateo, Ramón

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    La reutilización de las aguas residuales, sólo practicada hasta la fecha en áreas muy limitadas de Levante, se ha planteado con cierta escala con ocasión de la pasada sequía. Carece en nuestro país de una cobertura legal adecuada. El trabajo pretende suministrar pautas para el diseño del régimen jurídico de estos recursos nada desdeñables en el contexto de una gestión integral y económica de los recursos hídricos.

  19. Simulación de eventos discretos y líneas de balance, aplicadas al mejoramiento del proceso constructivo de la cimentación de un edificio

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    Gomez, Adriana; Ávila Díaz, Jorge Orlando; Quintana Pulido, Natalia

    2014-01-01

    El objeto de este trabajo fue establecer propuestas de mejoramiento al proceso de planeación de tiempos y costos en la etapa de cimentación de un edificio, a partir de la integración de herramientas como simulación de eventos discretos, programación con líneas de balance y metodologías Building Information Modeling – BIM -- A partir de mediciones en campo se levantó información para la elaboración de un modelo de simulación de eventos discretos que imitara el proceso constructivo real -- Se p...

  20. The Judaeo-Karaite Reception of the Hebrew Bible

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    DESCRIPTION: The Karaites emerged as a school of thought within Middle Eastern Judaism in the 8th century. The Karaites were a “reading community” whose intellectual activity and daily lives were based around the divine scriptures. Over time Karaism became one of the two main competing schools...... of Judaism in the medieval Arab-Islamic world, notably across Iran, Iraq, the Levant and Egypt. Whilst Rabbinate Judaism emphasised the oral law of the Talmud/Midrash, Karaite Judaism focused on the written law. Much of Karaite classical scholarship remains inaccessible because it is still in manuscript form...

  1. Safety and effectiveness of the high-frequency chest wall oscillation vs intrapulmonary percussive ventilation in patients with severe COPD

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    Full Text Available Antonello Nicolini,1 Bruna Grecchi,2 Maura Ferrari-Bravo,3 Cornelius Barlascini4 1Respiratory Diseases Unit, Hospital of Sestri Levante, Sestri Levante, Italy; 2Rehabilitation Unit, ASL4 Chiavarese, Chiavari, Italy; 3Statistics Unit, ASL4 Chiavarese, Chiavari, Italy; 4Health Medicine Unit, Hospital of Sestri Levante, Sestri Levante, Italy Purpose: Chest physiotherapy is an important tool in the treatment of COPD. Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV and high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO are techniques designed to create a global percussion of the lung which removes secretions and probably clears the peripheral bronchial tree. We tested the hypothesis that adding IPV or HFCWO to the best pharmacological therapy (PT may provide additional clinical benefit over chest physiotherapy in patients with severe COPD. Methods: Sixty patients were randomized into three groups (20 patients in each group: IPV group (treated with PT and IPV, PT group with (treated with PT and HFCWO, and control group (treated with PT alone. Primary outcome measures included results on the dyspnea scale (modified Medical Research Council and Breathlessness, Cough, and Sputum scale (BCSS, as well as an evaluation of daily life activity (COPD Assessment Test [CAT]. Secondary outcome measures were pulmonary function testing, arterial blood gas analysis, and hematological examinations. Moreover, sputum cell counts were performed at the beginning and at the end of the study. Results: Patients in both the IPV group and the HFCWO group showed a significant improvement in the tests of dyspnea and daily life activity evaluations (modified Medical Research Council scale, BCSS, and CAT compared to the control group, as well as in pulmonary function tests (forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 second, forced expiratory volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity%, total lung capacity, residual volume, diffusing lung capacity monoxide, maximal inspiratory

  2. As narrativas do poder: aproximações cambiantes entre jornalismo narrativo e decolonialidade

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    Guilherme Cruz

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    Full Text Available A mirada da nueva crónica latinoamericana possibilita visualizar diálogos com o pensamento decolonial. As movimentações desses grupos principiam uma propulsão interdisciplinar. Esse trabalho realiza um levante para o entendimento, diagnóstico e análise dessa movimentação que envolve o desmantelamento de representações dominantes, articulação do imaginário, ampliação da atuação política e percepção de ondas contra-hegemônicas na América Latina.

  3. Impactos del AVE en el turismo de Bocairent

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    Francés Gimeno, Andreu

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    En el presente trabajo se va a realizar un análisis de los impactos que ha generado la llegada del AVE en la localidad de Bocairent. Población sin estación pero que supuestamente se encuentra dentro del área de influencia y forma parte de una asociación con fines turísticos que se llama AVE Villena y Levante Interior. Para ello se han analizado tanto las condiciones de la localidad, como la de la estación receptiva de turistas, además, de las organizaciones encargadas para atraer a este tipo ...

  4. 西アジア型農耕の西方展開(Ⅰ部 農耕社会の形成)

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    三宅, 裕

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    The agricultural society in West Asia based on the domestication of grains, legumes and ungulate animals is supposed to be originated in the Levant. Anatolia, especially the highland beyond the Taurus Mountains, is assumed to play an important role in the spreading of the early farming society toward the west, ultimately reaching in West Europe.In central Anatolia the earliest farming society so far was founded in the first half of the 7th millennium b.c. According to the evidence from aşıklı...

  5. First occurrence of a Hymenosomatid crab Elamena mathoei (Desmarest, 1823 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura in the Mediterranean Sea

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    Full Text Available Mediterranean fauna is undergoing drastic modifications as a result of anthropogenic activities and global warming. The most important of these is the colonization of the Mediterranean Sea by alien species, many of them entering through the Suez Canal. While many of them are still confined to the Levant Basin, several have extended their distribution westwards to Tunisian waters. The presence of the Indo-west Pacific hymenosomatid crab Elamena mathoei on a rocky shore at Sidi Daoud, Cape Bon Peninsula, Tunisia, is the first Mediterranean record of this species. It is a testimony to the changes in the patterns of invasion in the Mediterranean Sea.

  6. Escala de Actitudes hacia Lesbianas y Hombres Homosexuales en México 1. Estructura factorial y consistencia interna

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    José Moral de la Rubia

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    Full Text Available Este estudio tiene como objetivos calcular la consistencia interna de la escala de Actitudes hacia Lesbianas y Hombres Homosexuales (ATLG y sus factores, determinar la estructura factorial y comprobar su invarianza entre hombres y mujeres. Se levantó una muestra incidental de 356 estudiantes. Los 20 ítems fueron consistentes (¿ = .94. Se definió un factor de actitud hacia las lesbianas (.91 y dos factores de rechazo abierto (.85 y sutil (.78 hacia los hombres homosexuales. Esta estructura de tres factores correlacionados tuvo un ajuste adecuado a los datos y resultó estable entre hombres y mujeres. Se recomienda su uso en México.

  7. PLAN DE SEGURIDAD Y SALUD EN EL TRABAJO

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    Vicente-Sebastián, Antonio

    2012-01-01

    El presente Plan de Seguridad y Salud se redacta en cumplimiento del Artículo 7 del R.D. 1.627/1997 de 24 de octubre por el que se establecen las disposiciones mínimas de Seguridad y Salud en las obras de Construcción. Sirve como base del mismo el Estudio de Seguridad y Salud de la obra proporcionado por la promotora PROMOCIONES SOL LEVANTE S.L. con el fin de analizar, estudiar, desarrollar y complementar las previsiones contenidas en el Estudio de Seguridad y Salud, en función del sistema...

  8. Americko-saúdská protiteroristická spolupráce po 11. září

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    Pánek, Robin

    2017-01-01

    This diploma thesis deals with the influence of changing nature of the terrorist threat on the foreign policy of the United States during the presidency of Barack Obama in the region of Middle East, together with the impact of changes in this foreign policy on the cooperation and relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia. The changing nature of the terrorist threat is analyzed primarily on the example of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and analyzed are also the circumstances o...

  9. Energy partnership: Israel and the Persian Gulf

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    2005-01-01

    In the early 2003, American troops toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Few weeks later, President Bush introduced his vision to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict in what is known as the 'road map'. These interrelated developments confirm the connection between the two Middle-Eastern sub-systems--the Persian Gulf and the Levant and provide an opportunity to achieve a comprehensive peace. Regional economic cooperation is seen as the sine qua non of a durable peace. This study examines the potential for an energy partnership between the Persian Gulf hydrocarbon producers and Israel

  10. Energy partnership: Israel and the Persian Gulf

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    2005-01-01

    In early 2003, American troops toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Few weeks later, President Bush introduced his vision to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict in what is known as the ''road map''. These interrelated developments confirm the connection between the two Middle-Eastern sub-systems-the Persian Gulf and the Levant and provide an opportunity to achieve a comprehensive peace. Regional economic cooperation is seen as the sine qua non of a durable peace. This study examines the potential for an energy partnership between the Persian Gulf hydrocarbon producers and Israel. (author)

  11. KENIZÉ MOURAD AND EARLY MIDDLE EASTERN FEMINISM

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    Full Text Available This article explores the waning days of the Ottoman Empire and emergence of the modern state system in the early twentieth century Levant from the purview of Kenizé Mourad's self-narrative Regards from the Dead Princess: Novel of a Life.  A work of history and literary fiction, Mourad's novel is an account of the last remnants of a secular Levantine culture, the story of a crumbling empire, and the personal tale of a young woman and her exiled imperial family strewn about the continents, torn between Lebanon, Europe, and the Indian subcontinent.

  12. Research on Donkey Populations (Equus Asinus in Banat

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    Full Text Available Research has been made in what concerns the bodily development of donkeys (Equus asinus in Banat, on a number of 94 specimens. The results have shown a great variety in body measures, colours and hues. The Banat Donkey comes from different areas in Romania, Europe or Levant. In 2010 in Banat there were approx. 1000 donkey specimens, 98% of which pertained to shepherds. In the case of this species the mating occurs naturally, and a selection has never been made. Their meat and milk are only rarely consumed by some communities, even if their milk is highly appreciated in the European Union.

  13. THE ARCHITECTURAL PATRONAGE AND POLITICAL PROWESS OF HEROD THE GREAT

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    After supporting Marc Antony in the Battle of Actium (31 B.C.), King Herod, fearful of losing his power, went to Rome, apologized to Augustus and assured him that he was his biggest supporter. Augustus, giving Herod an opportunity to redeem himself, allowed him to return to Judea as King of the Jews. In an effort for Herod to express his continued commitment to Rome, he reconfigured his building styles by making cities that  would depict Rome in the Levant. Herod created architecture that imp...

  14. CTC Sentinel. Volume 8, Issue 8. August 2015

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    of the “inner-city” gang phenomenon. Young Muslim men with a history of social and criminal delinquency are joining up with the Islamic State as... history of delinquency joining up with al-Qa`ida in the tribal areas of Pakistan in the late 2000s. But it has now become a much bigger phenomenon...8 2 history beyond the required defenses of Egypt’s eastern gate to the Levant. Modern Egypt would prove no different. The Suez Canal created a

  15. Prevalencia de diferentes tipos de violencia en usuarias del sector salud en México Gender violence prevalence in female users of health services in Mexico

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    OBJETIVO: Identificar la prevalencia de la violencia contra las mujeres en usuarias del sector salud en México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: En 2003 se levantó la Encuesta Nacional sobre Violencia contra las Mujeres 2003 (ENVIM 2003) en usuarias de los servicios médicos de primer y segundo nivel. El esquema de muestreo se basó en una muestra probabilística estratificada en dos etapas: a) de un listado de unidades médicas elegibles, se seleccionaron aquellas con probabilidad proporcional al número de c...

  16. Arquitectura y mercado en la Sevilla del siglo XIX: la plaza de abastos de Triana

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    2010-01-01

    En 2002, tras una drástica intervención que se prolongó varios años, el histórico mercado de Triana dejó paso a un moderno centro comercial. En este artículo se estudia la historia constructiva del edificio ochocentista diseñado por Tomás Escacena. También se analizan los diferentes planos y proyectos relativos al establecimiento que custodia el Archivo Municipal de Sevilla, alguno inédito todavía, como el croquis delineado por José Manfredi y Juan Bermejo; y se da a conocer un valioso levant...

  17. From Elissa to Hannibal, between Tire and Carthage: six centuries of Mediterranean connections between East and West

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    Full Text Available In questo articolo intendiamo esaminare le connessioni tra il Levante e l’Occidente mediterraneo seguendo i due più rappresentativi attori della nascita e dello sviluppo della città di Cartagine come figlia della madrepatria Tiro. Ripercorrendo idealmente le orme di Elissa e di Annibale, nel rapido ed impetuoso sviluppo della metropoli, vogliamo sottolineare alcuni aspetti interessanti legati ai dati storiografici, epigrafici e archeologici sul forte legame di parentela tra Cartagine e Tiro durante un lungo periodo contrassegnato da numerose interconnessioni fenicie e puniche.

  18. Fragua Social. Prensa, cultura y movilización en la CNT valenciana (1936-1939)

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    2015-01-01

    Este estudio aborda la historia del diario valenciano Fragua Social, órgano de expresión del Comité Regional de Levante y del Comité Nacional de la CNT durante la guerra civil española de 1936 a 1939. Pretende completar y renovar los conocimientos sobre la CNT valenciana desde un enfoque cultural, y determinar su relación con la organización nacional y con las otras fuerzas sindicales y políticas durante los tres años que duró la guerra. Analiza el contenido formal del diario, la evolución de...

  19. Chinese Foreign Policy in Transition: Trends and Implications

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    Full Text Available Chinese foreign policy has been transformed in recent years. This article seeks to provide a systematic analysis of the most salient features of the new Chinese foreign policy. It identifies five such features. Based on these features, the article suggests that China is poised to become a true global power. This view differs significantly from Gerald Segal’s famous claim in 1999 that China was no more than a middle power. The article utilizes many current Chinese sources to help readers understand China’s new motives and goals in international and regional affairs.

  20. From Extraterrestrial to Terrestrial Applications

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    In the early 1950s, Bell Laboratories in the USA investigated possible applications of silicon semiconductors in electronics. While improving transistors, Bell scientists Gerald Pearson and Calvin Fuller invented the first silicon solar cell. That first effort was further improved for applications in remote humid locations by Darryl Chapin [1]. The first experiment with silicon yielded an efficiency of 2.3%. Improvements with regard to the dopants, the metallic contacts to the p- and n-side and the application of an antireflection coating led to efficiencies of 4%. In 1954, cells with 6% efficiency could be reliably manufactured.

  1. Reviews of recent publications

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    Full Text Available Chanan, Michael. Cuban Cinema David William Foster Izenberg, Gerald N. Modernism and Masculinity: Mann, Wedekind, Kandisnky through World War I. Aaron J. Cohen Jonsson, Stefan. Subject Without Nation: Robert Musil and the History of Modern Identity. Post-Contemporary Interventions. Albrecht Classen Kaiser, David Aram. Romanticism, Aesthetics and Nationalism. Cambridge Studies in Romanticism 34. Catherine Grimm Lopez de Martinez, Adelaida and Harriet Turner. The Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel: From 1600 to the Present. Toni Dorca McCulloh, Mark R. Understanding W.G. Sebald. Peter C. Pfeiffer Peterson, Dale E. Up From Bondage: The Literatures of Russian and African American Soul. Kathleen M. Ahren

  2. An introduction to English grammar

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    Nelson, Gerald C

    2013-01-01

    English Language and its usage has become extremely emotive issues in recent years. Recurring discussions in the media have highlighted a growing demand for a return to the study of language after decades of neglect. This book is an introductory descriptive survey, intended for students, teachers and general readers which offers coverage of grammatical topics with sections on spelling, punctuation and exercises.Clear and concise, this much needed third edition of Gerald Nelson and the late Sidney Greenbaum's introduction will be of immense value to students who have little or no experience of

  3. US Army Medical Bioengineering Research and Development Laboratory Annual Progress Report for FY 84. Volume 1

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    guanidIne nitrate, is biodegraded slowly in surface waters alone and relatively rapidly if present with metabolizable carbon, in which case the compound...Operation." AORN Journal 40 (1984):330. Goethals, Gerald B. "So, You Want to be in Movies ?" Today’s OR Nurse 6 (1984):36-37. Goyal, Sagar M., S.A. Schaub...Development Laboratory MR 8-84 (May 1984). Mitchell, Wayne R. Preliminarx Results of Biodegradation Studies for Guanidine Nitrate. US Army Medical

  4. A History of the Acoustics Division of the Naval Research Laboratory: The First Eight Decades 1923 - 2008

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    Wilson 9-Gerald Morris 10-Wayne Kinney 11-Pat Carter 12-Ed Besancon 13-Karen Dudley 14-Mary Rowe 15-Tony Pogue 16-Stephanie Kooney 17-Lisa Pflug 18...Leybourne R.W. Meredith C.T. Mire G.B. Morris V.M. Ross K.D. Savage A.S. Smith 7173 Shallow Water & Coastal Acoustics H.B. Ali M.K...Interview with Dr. Budd B. Adams held on Tuesday 23 April 2008 at 1130 AM EDT (1 hour 30 minutes) [Dr. Adams’ revisions received 14 October 2008

  5. Program "Whip Inflation Now" a jeho vliv na inflaci a nezaměstnanost v USA v 70. letech

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    The topic of this thesis is the Gerald Ford's program WIN as a policy aimed at inflation. WIN is certainly determined by the time it was developer in. The essential aspects are unemployment rate, which had reached 9 percents in the 1970s, and the neglect of monetary policy. Ford's announced policy was the exact opposite of that of Nixon's. The infamous saving in the times of crisis was relatively mild, thus the speculations of an attempt of Ford's PR is an explanation. The CPI level had lower...

  6. Cyber Practices: What Can the U.S. Air Force Learn from the Commercial Sector?

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    dam/lockheed/data/isgs/documents/LMCSA%20Ov erview%20Fact%20Sheet_Final%20%282%29. pdf Lunt, Barry, Joseph J. Ekstrom, Sandra Gorka, Gregory Hislop ...Electronics Engineers, 2006, p. 33. 21 Barry Lunt, Joseph J. Ekstrom, Sandra Gorka, Gregory Hislop , Reza Kamali, Eydie Lawson, Richard LeBlanc, Jacob Miller...1 (January 1980 ). 106 Daft, 2008, p. 17. 107 Gerald D. Bell, “Determinants of Span of Control,” American Journal of Sociology 73, no. 1 (1967

  7. The information systems security officer's guide establishing and managing an information protection program

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    Kovacich, Gerald L

    2003-01-01

    Information systems security continues to grow and change based on new technology and Internet usage trends. In order to protect your organization's confidential information, you need information on the latest trends and practical advice from an authority you can trust. The new ISSO Guide is just what you need. Information Systems Security Officer's Guide, Second Edition, from Gerald Kovacich has been updated with the latest information and guidance for information security officers. It includes more information on global changes and threats, managing an international information secur

  8. Valentine Chirol'e Gecikmiş Bir Cevap: İngiltere'nin Propaganda Savaşları, Çanakkale, Fitzmaurice ve Diğerleri

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Gerald Fitzmaurice, Chief Dragoman of the British Embassy in Turkey and British ambassador (1908–1914 Geard Lowther were two important actors of Ottoman-British relations. However, they were not very interested in conveying the political and social developments in Ottoman Empire to London, a situation that led to ignorance and prejudice on the affairs of the Ottoman Empire. The other stuff of the British embassy in İstanbul who had anti-Ottoman feelings also share the blame.

  9. The current status of immunotoxins: an overview of experimental and clinical studies as presented at the Third International Symposium on Immunotoxins.

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    Uckun, F M; Frankel, A

    1993-02-01

    The Third International Symposium on Immunotoxins was held on June 19-21, 1992 in Orlando, Florida. This symposium was sponsored by NATO, NIH, Pierce Chemical Company, Walt Disney Cancer Institute at Florida Hospital, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Xoma, Immunogen, Seragen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chiron, Ortho Biotech, Upjohn, Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories, Abbot Laboratories, Lilly Research Laboratories, and Evans & Sutherland. The Pierce Immunotoxin Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to immunotoxin research and development, was presented to Drs David FitzGerald, Fatih Uckun, David Eisenberg, and Ira Wool, for their contributions to the immunotoxin field.

  10. Role of ionization fronts in the colliding wind model of planetary nebulae

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    Giuliani, J.L. Jr.

    1981-01-01

    A similarity transformation is used to study the expansion of a planetary nebula which is driven by a fast stellar wind as well as an expanding H II region. The undisturbed gas is taken to be the remnant of a slow, red giant wind. The present analysis improves upon Kwok, Purton, and FitzGerald's colliding wind model for the formation of planetary nebulae since it includes the dynamical influence of ionization fronts, and calculates the variation of velocity and density within the flow

  11. The multifaceted skyrmion

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    Rho, Mannque

    2010-01-01

    This is a sequel to the World Scientific volume edited by Gerald E Brown in 1994 entitled ""Selected Papers"", with Commentary, of 'Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme'. There has been a series of impressive developments in the application of the skyrmion structure to wide-ranging physical phenomena. The first volume was mainly focused on the rediscovery of the skyrmion in 1983 in the context of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and on its striking role in nuclear physics. Since 1994, skyrmions have been found to play an even greater role not only in various aspects of particle physics and astrophysics but al

  12. Doing More with Less The New Way to Wealth

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    "Bruce Piasecki redefines what winning looks like for all of us."-GERALD BRESNICK, Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety and Social Responsibility, Hess "Bruce Piasecki has created a book about discovering and maintaining wealth that, in fact, redefines wealth itself to include much more than mere numbers in a bank account." -JAY PARINI, bestselling author of The Last Station and The Passages of H.M. "Bruce Piasecki is one of the few thinkers really upping the ante for leaders in business and society."-JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER, bestselling author of The Long Emergency and The Geograph

  13. Analysis of Human Communication during Assembly Tasks.

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    AD-A7l 43 ANALYSIS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION DURING ASSEMBLY TASKS in1(U) CRNEGIE-MELLO UNIY PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST UNCLSSIIEDK S BARBER ET AL...ao I Dur~~~~IngAbcbyTs; 7c .S:in i lSAo .0. Analysis of Human Communication During Assembly Tasks K. Suzanne Barber and Gerald J. Agin CMU-RI-TR-86-1...TYPE or REPORT & PE-Rioo CevCZaz Analysis of Human Communication During Assembly Inlterim Tasks I . PERFORMING 00RG. REPORT NUMBER 1. £UT~oOR~e) IL

  14. Psicoterapia interpessoal no tratamento da perturbação depressiva maior

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    A terapia interpessoal é um modelo de terapia breve formulado para o tratamento da perturbação depressiva maior, tendo como precursores Gerald Klerman e Mirna Weissman. Esta visa o alívio dos sintomas associados à depressão abordando os problemas interpessoais que os originaram e perpetuam. Esta modalidade de terapia refere as perturbações como resultantes da existência de problemas numa das quatro áreas interpessoais principais: luto, transição de papéis, disputas de papéis interpessoais e d...

  15. Thermal-induced changes on the properties of spin-coated P3HT:C60 thin films for solar cell applications

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    Full Text Available on the properties of spin- coated P3HT:C60 thin films for solar cell applications David E. Motaung1, 2, Gerald F. Malgas1,*, Christopher J. Arendse1, Sipho E. Mavundla1, 3 Clive J. Oliphant 1, 2 and Dirk Knoesen2 1National Centre for Nano...-structured Materials, Council for Scientific Industrial Research, P. O. Box 395, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa 2Deparment of Physics, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville, 7535, South Africa 3Deparment of Chemistry, University of the Western...

  16. Whole Exome Analysis of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

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    Alzheimer’s Disease 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER W81XWH-12-1-0013 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR( S ) Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D...Gerald D. Schellenberg, Goldie S . Byrd, Jonathan L. Haines, Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, and the Alzheimer Disease Genetics Consortium. ABCA7 Frameshift...Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases (AD/PD), Vienna, Austria, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2017: Cukier HN, Gross SP, Kunkle BW, Rolati S , Hamilton-Nelson KL, Whitehead PL

  17. Los problemas desigualitarios de la Teoría de la Justicia de John Rawls. Una mirada desde Hannah Arendt

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo desarrollo los principios de justicia esbozados por el filósofo norteamericano John Rawls y presento las críticas que desde perspectivas igualitarias han efectuado Ronald Dworkin, Amartya Sen y Gerald Cohen. Finalmente presento las objeciones que podrían trazarse a la teoría de Rawls desde la obra de Hannah Arendt, críticas que no apuntan a los criterios de distribución de bienes sino al presupuesto de la sociedad entendida como sistema cerrado.

  18. Film and Motivation -- The ’Why We Fight’ Series.

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    great lengths to avoid offending foreign customers."~~oo As explained by Brock Garland, in W&r---Moyi.ee, duing the "late 30s, the film industry shied... film industry found its worst fears realized."alo "On 1 August 1941, two isolationist senators, Gerald P. Nye of North Dakota and Bennett Champ Clark...defense of the film industry , told the Senate, "If you charge that the motion picture industry as a whole and its leading executives as individuals are

  19. A vision of transdisciplinarity laying foundations for a world knowledge dialogue

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    AcknowledgementsWhere, and Whence ?by André HurstThe Rules of the Game for a Knowledge Dialoguexby Dame Julia HigginsIntroductionFor a World Knowledge Dialogueby Frédéric Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jérôme Billotte andFrancis WaldvogelChapter 1 Complexity and Neurosciences in Dialogue :Towards a New Theory of the Brain ?1.1 From Brain Dynamics to Consciousness :How Matter Becomes ImaginationAnalysis by Frédéric Darbellay of the presentationby Gerald M. Edelman1.2 Towards a Neuroscience of the Capable Perso

  20. Curves and surfaces for computer-aided geometric design a practical guide

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    A leading expert in CAGD, Gerald Farin covers the representation, manipulation, and evaluation of geometric shapes in this the Third Edition of Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design. The book offers an introduction to the field that emphasizes Bernstein-Bezier methods and presents subjects in an informal, readable style, making this an ideal text for an introductory course at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level.The Third Edition includes a new chapter on Topology, offers new exercises and sections within most chapters, combines the material on Geometric Continuity i

  1. Present at the creation: the founding and formative years of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.

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    Jacobson, Susan

    2003-04-01

    The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) was founded in 1978 with the goal of strengthening academic health sciences libraries and increasing their participation nationally in efforts to improve medical education. A primary objective of the organization was to achieve a formal relationship with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) through membership in the Council of Academic Societies (CAS). Initial steps in establishing AAHSL are examined, including its efforts to join CAS. The author pays tribute to AAHSL's founders, in particular Gerald Oppenheimer, without whose vision and leadership AAHSL would not have been formed.

  2. Field Expedient Armor Modifications to US Armored Vehicles

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    2006-06-01

    Report on US vs. German Armor,” Exhibit 3, p. 42. 37Ibid., Exhibit 2, p. 38. 38Kenneth W. Estes, Marines Under Armor , The Marine Corps and the...Washington, D.C., 1945), 62. 43Estes, Marines Under Armor , 81. 44Ibid. 45Cameron, “Armor Combat Development 1917-1945,” 17. 46Mayo, The Technical...Marines Under Armor , 53. 72William E. Bennett, Charles W. Fletcher, French G. Lewis, Gerald H. Shea, Rufus J. Cleghorn, James F. Beaver and Thomas

  3. Dogging Cornwall’s 'secret freaks': Béroul on the limits of European orthodoxy

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    This piece argues that Béroul's version of the Tristan tale can be read as offering a discreetly veiled view of the sexual, ritual and ontological chaos associated with visions of the Celtic West such as figure in Gerald of Wales' History and Topography of Ireland as well as with accounts of heretical orgies found in continental sources such as Caesarius of Heisterbach. Drawing parallels between the poem’s fictional Cornwall and Gerald’s often hyperbolically lurid accounts of the perversions ...

  4. President Ford and both the Soviet and American ASTP crews

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    President Gerald R. Ford removes the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft model from a model set depicting the 1975 Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), an Earth orbital docking and rendezvous mission with crewmen from the U.S. and USSR. From left to right, Vladamir A. Shatalov, Chief, Cosmonaut training; Valeriy N. Kubasov, ASTP Soviet engineer; Aleksey A. Leonov, ASTP Soviet crew commander; Thomas P. Stafford, commander of the American crew; Donald K. Slayton, American docking module pilot; Vance D. Brand, command module pilot for the American crew. Dr. George M Low, Deputy Administrator for NASA is partially obscured behind President Ford.

  5. Emerging Technologies Program Integration Report. Volume 1. Narrative, Analyses and Assessment

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    1987-05-04

    James S. (T) 31. GREGG, Dr. Michael C. (T) 61. REDDY, Dr. Raj (T) 2. ATLAS, Dr. David (T) 32. HADDAD, Dr. Genevieve M. 62. REDIKER, Dr. Robert H. 3...Dr. Martin C. 83. WEEKS, Dr. Wilford 6 24. FAETH, Dr. Gerald 54. MUNSON, Mr. John 84. WEINTRAUB, Dr. Daniel 1. (T) 25. FETTERMAN , Dr. Harold 55...T) 2. ATLAS, Dr. David (T) 32. HADDAD, Dr. Genevieve M. 62. REDIKER, Dr. Robert H. 3. BALDESCHWIELER, Dr. John (T) 33. HAMMOND, Dr. George S. 63

  6. Late Pleistocene climate drivers of early human migration

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    Timmermann, Axel; Friedrich, Tobias

    2016-10-01

    On the basis of fossil and archaeological data it has been hypothesized that the exodus of Homo sapiens out of Africa and into Eurasia between ~50-120 thousand years ago occurred in several orbitally paced migration episodes. Crossing vegetated pluvial corridors from northeastern Africa into the Arabian Peninsula and the Levant and expanding further into Eurasia, Australia and the Americas, early H. sapiens experienced massive time-varying climate and sea level conditions on a variety of timescales. Hitherto it has remained difficult to quantify the effect of glacial- and millennial-scale climate variability on early human dispersal and evolution. Here we present results from a numerical human dispersal model, which is forced by spatiotemporal estimates of climate and sea level changes over the past 125 thousand years. The model simulates the overall dispersal of H. sapiens in close agreement with archaeological and fossil data and features prominent glacial migration waves across the Arabian Peninsula and the Levant region around 106-94, 89-73, 59-47 and 45-29 thousand years ago. The findings document that orbital-scale global climate swings played a key role in shaping Late Pleistocene global population distributions, whereas millennial-scale abrupt climate changes, associated with Dansgaard-Oeschger events, had a more limited regional effect.

  7. Human intestinal parasites in crusader Acre: Evidence for migration with disease in the medieval period.

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    Mitchell, Piers D; Anastasiou, Evilena; Syon, Danny

    2011-12-01

    The aim of this research is to highlight the role of ancient parasites as evidence for human migration in past populations. The material analysed was soil sediment from the excavation of a medieval cesspool in the city of Acre, in Israel. Archaeological stratigraphy and radiocarbon dating of a fragment of animal bone from the cesspool confirm its use in the 13th century CE, during the crusader period. At that time Acre was located in the Frankish Kingdom of Jerusalem. Soil samples from the cesspool were analysed and eggs of the roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) and fish tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium latum) were identified. The fish tapeworm has only been found in the mainland Near East once before, in a latrine of the crusader Order of St. John (Knights Hospitaller). It has been absent in all earlier cesspools, latrines and coprolites so far studied in the region. In contrast to its rarity in the Levant, the fish tapeworm was common in northern Europe during the medieval period. The presence of fish tapeworm eggs in a crusader period cesspool in Acre suggests its use by crusaders or pilgrims from northern Europe who travelled to the Levant carrying these parasites in their intestines. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Hearth-side socioeconomics, hunting and paleoecology during the late Lower Paleolithic at Qesem Cave, Israel.

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    Stiner, Mary C; Gopher, Avi; Barkai, Ran

    2011-02-01

    The late Lower Paleolithic archaeofaunas of Qesem Cave in the southern Levant span 400-200 ka and associate with Acheulo-Yabrudian (mainly Amudian) industries. The large mammals are exclusively Eurasian in origin and formed under relatively cool, moist conditions. The zooarchaeological findings testify to large game hunting, hearth-centered carcass processing and meat sharing during the late Lower Paleolithic, not unlike the patterns known from Middle and Upper Paleolithic caves in the region. Well-defined hearth features are rarely preserved in Qesem Cave, but the heterogeneous distributions of burned bones indicate areas of frequent hearth rebuilding throughout the occupation sequence. The hominins delayed consumption of high quality body parts until they could be moved to the cave, where hearths were hubs of processing activities and social interaction. Paradoxically, the cut marks on the Qesem bones are both more abundant and more randomly oriented than those observed in Middle and Upper Paleolithic cases in the Levant. These results suggest that several individuals were directly involved in cutting meat from the bones and that the social mechanics of meat sharing during the late Lower Paleolithic at Qesem Cave differed from those typical of both the Middle and Upper Paleolithic in the region. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Upper Pleistocene Human Dispersals out of Africa: A Review of the Current State of the Debate

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    Beyin, Amanuel

    2011-01-01

    Although there is a general consensus on African origin of early modern humans, there is disagreement about how and when they dispersed to Eurasia. This paper reviews genetic and Middle Stone Age/Middle Paleolithic archaeological literature from northeast Africa, Arabia, and the Levant to assess the timing and geographic backgrounds of Upper Pleistocene human colonization of Eurasia. At the center of the discussion lies the question of whether eastern Africa alone was the source of Upper Pleistocene human dispersals into Eurasia or were there other loci of human expansions outside of Africa? The reviewed literature hints at two modes of early modern human colonization of Eurasia in the Upper Pleistocene: (i) from multiple Homo sapiens source populations that had entered Arabia, South Asia, and the Levant prior to and soon after the onset of the Last Interglacial (MIS-5), (ii) from a rapid dispersal out of East Africa via the Southern Route (across the Red Sea basin), dating to ~74–60 kya. PMID:21716744

  10. Medicinal plants growing in the Judea region: network approach for searching potential therapeutic targets

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    Arie Budovsky

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Plants growing in the Judea region are widely used in traditional medicine of the Levant region. Nevertheless, they have not so far been sufficiently analyzed and their medicinal potential has not been evaluated. This study is the first attempt to fill the gap in the knowledge of the plants growing in the region. Comprehensive data mining of online botanical databases and peer-reviewed scientific literature including ethno-pharmacological surveys from the Levant region was applied to compile a full list of plants growing in the Judea region, with the focus on their medicinal applications. Around 1300 plants growing in the Judea region were identified. Of them, 25% have medicinal applications which were analyzed in this study. Screening for chemical-protein interactions, together with the network-based analysis of potential targets, will facilitate discovery and therapeutic applications of the Judea region plants. Such an approach could also be applied as an integrative platform for further searching the potential therapeutic targets of plants growing in other regions of the world.

  11. Continuous in situ measurements of volcanic gases with a diode-laser-based spectrometer: CO2 and H2O concentration and soil degassing at Vulcano (Aeolian islands: Italy

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    De Natale Paolo

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We report on a continuous-measurement campaign carried out in Vulcano (Aeolian islands, Sicily, devoted to the simultaneous monitoring of CO2 and H2O concentrations. The measurements were performed with an absorption spectrometer based on a semiconductor laser source emitting around a 2-μm wavelength. The emitted radiation was selectively absorbed by two molecular ro-vibrational transitions specific of the investigated species. Data for CO2 and H2O concentrations, and CO2 soil diffusive flux using an accumulation chamber configuration, were collected at several interesting sampling points on the island (Porto Levante beach- PLB, Fossa Grande Crater – FOG- and Valley of Palizzi, PAL. CO2/H2O values, measured on the ground, are very similar (around 0.019 (± 0.006 and comparable to the previous discrete detected values of 0.213 (Fumarole F5-La Fossa crater rim and 0.012 (Fumarole VFS – Baia Levante beach obtaid during the 1977–1993 heating phase of the crater fumaroles. In this work much more homogeneous values are found in different points of the three sites investigated. The field work, although carried out in a limited time window (25th–28th August 2004, pointed out the new apparatus is suitable for continuous gas monitoring of the two species and their ratios, which are important geochemical indicators of volcanic activity, for which other reliable continuous monitoring systems are not yet available.

  12. New Mediterranean Marine biodiversity records (December, 2013

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    Full Text Available Based on recent biodiversity studies carried out in different parts of the Mediterranean, the following 19 species are included as new records on the floral or faunal lists of the relevant ecosystems: the green algae Penicillus capitatus (Maltese waters; the nemertean Amphiporus allucens (Iberian Peninsula, Spain; the salp Salpa maxima (Syria; the opistobranchs Felimida britoi and Berghia coerulescens (Aegean Sea, Greece; the dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus (central-west Mediterranean and Ionian Sea, Italy; Randall’s threadfin bream Nemipterus randalli, the broadbanded cardinalfish Apogon fasciatus and the goby Gobius kolombatovici (Aegean Sea, Turkey; the reticulated leatherjack Stephanolepis diaspros and the halacarid Agaue chevreuxi (Sea of Marmara, Turkey; the slimy liagora Ganonema farinosum, the yellowstripe barracuda Sphyraena chrysotaenia, the rayed pearl oyster Pinctada imbricata radiata and the Persian conch Conomurex persicus (south-eastern Crete, Greece; the blenny Microlipophrys dalmatinus and the bastard grunt Pomadasys incisus (Ionian Sea, Italy; the brown shrimp Farfantepenaeus aztecus (north-eastern Levant, Turkey; the blue-crab Callinectes sapidus (Corfu, Ionian Sea, Greece. In addition, the findings of the following rare species improve currently available biogeographical knowledge: the oceanic pufferfish Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Malta; the yellow sea chub Kyphosus incisor (Almuñécar coast of Spain; the basking shark Cetorhinus maximus and the shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus (north-eastern Levant, Turkey.

  13. Genomic insights into the origin of farming in the ancient Near East

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    Lazaridis, Iosif; Nadel, Dani; Rollefson, Gary; Merrett, Deborah C.; Rohland, Nadin; Mallick, Swapan; Fernandes, Daniel; Novak, Mario; Gamarra, Beatriz; Sirak, Kendra; Connell, Sarah; Stewardson, Kristin; Harney, Eadaoin; Fu, Qiaomei; Gonzalez-Fortes, Gloria; Jones, Eppie R.; Roodenberg, Songül Alpaslan; Lengyel, György; Bocquentin, Fanny; Gasparian, Boris; Monge, Janet M.; Gregg, Michael; Eshed, Vered; Mizrahi, Ahuva-Sivan; Meiklejohn, Christopher; Gerritsen, Fokke; Bejenaru, Luminita; Blüher, Matthias; Campbell, Archie; Cavalleri, Gianpiero; Comas, David; Froguel, Philippe; Gilbert, Edmund; Kerr, Shona M.; Kovacs, Peter; Krause, Johannes; McGettigan, Darren; Merrigan, Michael; Merriwether, D. Andrew; O'Reilly, Seamus; Richards, Martin B.; Semino, Ornella; Shamoon-Pour, Michel; Stefanescu, Gheorghe; Stumvoll, Michael; Tönjes, Anke; Torroni, Antonio; Wilson, James F.; Yengo, Loic; Hovhannisyan, Nelli A.; Patterson, Nick; Pinhasi, Ron; Reich, David

    2016-01-01

    We report genome-wide ancient DNA from 44 ancient Near Easterners ranging in time between ~12,000-1,400 BCE, from Natufian hunter-gatherers to Bronze Age farmers. We show that the earliest populations of the Near East derived around half their ancestry from a ‘Basal Eurasian’ lineage that had little if any Neanderthal admixture and that separated from other non-African lineages prior to their separation from each other. The first farmers of the southern Levant (Israel and Jordan) and Zagros Mountains (Iran) were strongly genetically differentiated, and each descended from local hunter-gatherers. By the time of the Bronze Age, these two populations and Anatolian-related farmers had mixed with each other and with the hunter-gatherers of Europe to drastically reduce genetic differentiation. The impact of the Near Eastern farmers extended beyond the Near East: farmers related to those of Anatolia spread westward into Europe; farmers related to those of the Levant spread southward into East Africa; farmers related to those from Iran spread northward into the Eurasian steppe; and people related to both the early farmers of Iran and to the pastoralists of the Eurasian steppe spread eastward into South Asia. PMID:27459054

  14. Human Hunting and Nascent Animal Management at Middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic Yiftah'el, Israel.

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    Sapir-Hen, Lidar; Dayan, Tamar; Khalaily, Hamoudi; Munro, Natalie D

    2016-01-01

    The current view for the southern Levant is that wild game hunting was replaced by herd management over the course of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period, but there is significant debate over the timing, scale and origin of this transition. To date, most relevant studies focus either on wild game exploitation in the periods prior to domestication or on classic markers of domestication of domestic progenitor species over the course of the PPNB. We studied the faunal remains from the 2007-2008 excavations of the Middle PPNB (MPPNB) site of Yiftah'el, Northern Israel. Our analysis included a close examination of the timing and impact of the trade-off between wild game and domestic progenitor taxa that reflects the very beginning of this critical transition in the Mediterranean zone of the southern Levant. Our results reveal a direct trade-off between the intensive hunting of wild ungulates that had been staples for millennia, and domestic progenitor taxa. We suggest that the changes in wild animal use are linked to a region-wide shift in the relationship between humans and domestic progenitor species including goat, pig and cattle.

  15. Fast directional changes in the geomagnetic field recovered from archaeomagnetism of ancient Israel

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    Shaar, R.; Hassul, E.; Raphael, K.; Ebert, Y.; Marco, S.; Nowaczyk, N. R.; Ben-Yosef, E.; Agnon, A.

    2017-12-01

    Recent archaeomagnetic intensity data from the Levant revealed short-term sub-centennial changes in the geomagnetic field such as `archaeomagnetic jerks' and `geomagnetic spikes'. To fully understand the nature of these fast variations a complementary high-precision time-series of geomagnetic field direction is required. To this end we investigated 35 heat impacted archaeological objects from Israel, including cooking ovens, furnaces, and burnt walls. We combine the new dataset with previously unpublished data and construct the first archaeomagnetic compilation of Israel which, at the moment, consists of a total of 57 directions. Screening out poor quality data leaves 30 acceptable archaeomagnetic directions, 25 of which spanning the period between 1700 BCE to 400 BCE. The most striking result of this dataset is a large directional anomaly with deviation of 20°-25° from geocentric axial dipole direction during the 9th century BCE. This anomaly in field direction is contemporaneous with the Levantine Iron Age Anomaly (LIAA) - a local geomagnetic anomaly over the Levant that was characterized by a high averaged geomagnetic field (nearly twice of today's field) and short decadal-scale geomagnetic spikes.

  16. Human cranial diversity and evidence for an ancient lineage of modern humans.

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    Schillaci, Michael A

    2008-06-01

    This study examines the genetic affinities of various modern human groupings using a multivariate analysis of morphometric data. Phylogenetic relationships among these groupings are also explored using neighbor-joining analysis of the metric data. Results indicate that the terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene fossils from Australasia exhibit a close genetic affinity with early modern humans from the Levant. Furthermore, recent human populations and Upper Paleolithic Europeans share a most recent common ancestor not shared with either the early Australasians or the early Levantine humans. This pattern of genetic and phylogenetic relationships suggests that the early modern humans from the Levant either contributed directly to the ancestry of an early lineage of Australasians, or that they share a recent common ancestor with them. The principal findings of the study, therefore, lend support to the notion of an early dispersal from Africa by a more ancient lineage of modern human prior to 50 ka, perhaps as early as OIS 5 times (76-100 ka).

  17. Continuous in situ measurements of volcanic gases with a diode-laser-based spectrometer: CO2 and H2O concentration and soil degassing at Vulcano (Aeolian islands: Italy).

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    De Rosa, Maurizio; Gagliardi, Gianluca; Rocco, Alessandra; Somma, Renato; De Natale, Paolo; De Natale, Giuseppe

    2007-04-20

    We report on a continuous-measurement campaign carried out in Vulcano (Aeolian islands, Sicily), devoted to the simultaneous monitoring of CO2 and H2O concentrations. The measurements were performed with an absorption spectrometer based on a semiconductor laser source emitting around a 2-microm wavelength. The emitted radiation was selectively absorbed by two molecular ro-vibrational transitions specific of the investigated species. Data for CO2 and H2O concentrations, and CO2 soil diffusive flux using an accumulation chamber configuration, were collected at several interesting sampling points on the island (Porto Levante beach- PLB, Fossa Grande Crater - FOG- and Valley of Palizzi, PAL). CO2/H2O values, measured on the ground, are very similar (around 0.019 (+/- 0.006)) and comparable to the previous discrete detected values of 0.213 (Fumarole F5-La Fossa crater rim) and 0.012 (Fumarole VFS - Baia Levante beach) obtaid during the 1977-1993 heating phase of the crater fumaroles. In this work much more homogeneous values are found in different points of the three sites investigated. The field work, although carried out in a limited time window (25th-28th August 2004), pointed out the new apparatus is suitable for continuous gas monitoring of the two species and their ratios, which are important geochemical indicators of volcanic activity, for which other reliable continuous monitoring systems are not yet available.

  18. Overlap of PIV syndrome, VACTERL and Pallister-Hall syndrome: clinical and molecular analysis.

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    Killoran, C E; Abbott, M; McKusick, V A; Biesecker, L G

    2000-07-01

    The polydactyly, imperforate anus, vertebral anomalies syndrome (PIV, OMIM 174100) was determined as a distinct syndrome by Say and Gerald in 1968 (Say B, Gerald PS. Lancet 1968: 2: 688). We noted that the features of PIV overlap with the VATER association and Pallister-Hall syndrome (PHS, OMIM 146510), which includes polydactyly, (central or postaxial), shortened fingers, hypoplastic nails, renal anomalies, imperforate anus, and hypothalamic hamartoma. Truncation mutations in GL13, a zinc finger transcription factor gene, have been shown to cause PHS. We performed a molecular evaluation on a patient diagnosed with PIV, whose mother, grandfather, and maternal aunt had similar malformations. We sequenced the GLI3 gene in the patient to determine if she had a mutation. The patient was found to have a deletion in nucleotides 2188-2207 causing a frameshift mutation that predicts a truncated protein product of the gene. Later clinical studies demonstrated that the patient also has a hypothalamic hamartoma, a finding in PHS. We concluded that this family had atypical PHS and not PIV. This result has prompted us to re-evaluate the PIV literature to see if PIV is a valid entity. Based on these data and our examination of the literature, we conclude that PIV is not a valid diagnostic entity. We conclude that patients diagnosed with PIV should be reclassified as having VACTERL, or PHS, or another syndrome with overlapping malformations.

  19. « Munuscula amicitiae phoenicia et punica. Mélanges d’épigraphie et de philologie phénico-puniques offerts à Maria Giulia Amadasi Guzzo ». Orientalia, 76, 2007, pp. 1-113.

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    Nunn, Astrid

    2010-01-01

    Des 12 articles dédiés à l’éminente sémitisante M. G. Amadasi Guzzo, deux articles philologico-historiques concernent le Levant à l’époque achéménide. P. Xella (Eshmounazor, áhōros? ZRM en phénicien et punique, pp. 93-99) analyse l’origine et la signification peu claire du terme zrm qui apparait aussi bien dans l’inscription du roi Eshmounazor de Sidon que sur des tophets puniques. Il pourrait caractériser des adolescents non encore reconnus comme adultes. Le second article de J. Zamora (« Th...

  20. Association Between Fear and Beauty Evaluation of Snakes: Cross-Cultural Findings.

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    Landová, Eva; Bakhshaliyeva, Natavan; Janovcová, Markéta; Peléšková, Šárka; Suleymanova, Mesma; Polák, Jakub; Guliev, Akif; Frynta, Daniel

    2018-01-01

    According to the fear module theory, humans are evolutionarily predisposed to perceive snakes as prioritized stimuli and exhibit a fast emotional and behavioral response toward them. In Europe, highly dangerous snake species are distributed almost exclusively in the Mediterranean and Caspian areas. While the risk of a snakebite is relatively low in Central Europe, Azerbaijan, on the other hand, has a high occurrence of the deadly venomous Levant viper ( Macrovipera lebetina ). We hypothesize that co-habitation with this dangerous snake has shaped the way in which humans evaluate snake species resembling it. For that purpose, we asked respondents from the Czech Republic and Azerbaijan to rank photographs depicting 36 snake species according to perceived fear and beauty. The results revealed a high cross-cultural agreement in both evaluations (fear r 2 = 0.683, p differences. This may provide some support for the evolutionary hypothesis of preparedness to fear snakes.

  1. de almansa (albacete

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    Aurelio Cebrián Abellán

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La posición estratégica entre Castilla, Levante y el sur peninsular y un marco espacial de transición entre la Meseta y el Mediterráneo han aportado un amplio, diversifi cado y valioso patrimonio histórico y paisajístico. Esa ventaja geográfi ca de lugar de paso, unida al resurgir del turismo de interior, es la que puede y debe de aprovechar la comarca para explotar más íntegramente a unos estimables recursos culturales (naturales, arqueológicos, defensivos, civiles y religiosos repartidos sobre el territorio, y cercanos entre sí y a las principales vías de comunicación que conectan el interior peninsular y la costa mediterránea.

  2. The success of failed Homo sapiens dispersals out of Africa and into Asia.

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    Rabett, Ryan J

    2018-02-01

    The evidence for an early dispersal of Homo sapiens from Africa into the Levant during Marine Isotope Stage 5 (MIS-5) 126-74 ka (thousand years ago) was characterized for many years as an 'abortive' expansion: a precursor to a sustained dispersal from which all extant human populations can be traced. Recent archaeological and genetic data from both western and eastern parts of Eurasia and from Australia are starting to challenge that interpretation. This Perspective reviews the current evidence for a scenario where the MIS-5 dispersal encompassed a much greater geographic distribution and temporal duration. The implications of this for tracking and understanding early human dispersal in Southeast Asia specifically are considered, and the validity of measuring dispersal success only through genetic continuity into the present is examined.

  3. CERN SOLAR CLUB

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    2011-01-01

    Le club tiendra son Assemblée générale le mercredi 13 avril 2011 à la suite de la conférence organisée par l'Association du personnel Sur la route du soleil levant Une première en vélo électrique solaire qui a lieu à 18 h 30 * * * * * * L’AG aura donc lieu vers 20 h 15. Ordre du jour habituel avec comptes rendus des Activités et finances, et présentations des projets pour le futur. Rejoignez-nous pour parler du solaire et des énergies renouvelables en général, proposer des projets et y participer. L’AG se termine avec le verre de l'amitié !

  4. The conjugated-strategy game (optimum compatible evolution of coupled systems); Le jeu a strategies conjuguees (evolution optimale compatible de systemes couples)

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    Bonnemay, A [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1967-07-01

    In this report, the two-player game is studied, without certain assumptions usually made: a - the game is not assumed to be a matrix game b - no assumption is made on the cost functions (in particular it is not assumed that they are additive) Results are obtained which are applied to differential games, and lead to an optimal game theorem. These results are then extended to a game with a finite number of players. (author) [French] Ce rapport etudie le jeu a deux joueurs, en levant certaines hypotheses usuellement faites: a - le jeu n'est pas suppose rectangulaire b - aucune hypothese n'est faite sur les fonctions de cout (on ne suppose notamment pas que l'on peut les ajouter). Les resultats obtenus sont appliques au jeu differentiel et conduisent a un theoreme de jeu optimal. Ces resultats sont alors etendus au jeu a un nombre fini quelconque de joueurs. (auteur)

  5. Travailler auprès de la personne âgée atteinte de démence: observations de huit jours à l'EMS "Les Tilleuls" : travail de Bachelor effectué dans le cadre de la formation à la Haute école de travail social de Genève

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    Wissmann, Christine; Armbruster Elatifi, Ulrike

    2014-01-01

    Ce travail de Bachelor a été distingué par le Prix Marie-Louise Cornaz 2014. À l’heure actuelle, la personne âgée atteinte de démence s’inscrit dans un contexte de peur. En effet, les pouvoirs publics s’alarment quant à l’augmentation incessante de cette maladie incurable ; les statistiques démontrent que les chiffres vont tripler dans les décennies à venir, s’élevant à 300’000 personnes atteintes en Suisse d’ici 2050. Force est de constater que cette thématique touche de près les EMS ; alors...

  6. Perú: Políticas de comunicación en la primera década del siglo XXI

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    Max Tello

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Trata la situación de la comunicación en el Perú, y señala que en el siglo XXI el Perú se levantó de tres serias dolencias: crisis política, económica y de gobernabilidad hoy se ve una sociedad en rápido desarrollo pujante y optimista, entregada a la comunicación global y decidida a mirar al futuro. Las políticas de comunicación no son solo leyes y normas que en un país regulan los procesos de comunicación, sino los principios que marcan la relación entre Estado, medios de comunicación y ciudadanos.

  7. First bioacoustic and morphological data for the presence of Pelophylax bedriagae in Bulgaria

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    Lukanov Simeon

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    Full Text Available Water frog mating calls from two localities were studied and analyzed. Recordings were made in the summer of 2010 at the Arkutino swamp near the town of Primorsko and at the Vurbitza River near the town of Momchilgrad. A total of 154 calls were analyzed and the results suggested the presence of both the Marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus and the Levant frog (Pelophylax bedriagae in both sites, with the former being more frequent in Vurbitza River, and the latter – in Arkutino. At Vurbitza, we also captured and measured 2 specimens, which morphological characteristics differed from P. ridibundus and matched those of P. bedriagae. These are the first localities for P. bedriagae in Bulgaria.

  8. Climate Change and Human Occupation in Denmark and Syria

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    Schrøder, Niels; Jensen, Gitte; Limborg, Magnus

    2007-01-01

    the main changes in human activities in the areas. It also confirms that the climatic histories of the sites are closely correlated - with strong ties to global causes of climate change. The NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) caused contrasting rainfall conditions in Denmark and Levant. Over a period of one......Classical sites for studies of human occupation and climatic changes in Denmark and Syria - have been re-examined. A detailed geological/geophysical mapping of selected sites and geochemical /palynological analysis of cores/profiles confirms that climate change has been the decisive factor behind....... The changes in human occupation in Syria and in Denmark both seems to correlate with the proxies of climate change esp. the change from Atlantic to Subboreal around 4000BC, the change from Subboreal to Subatlantic around 500 BC are marked in as well the climate record and archaeological records (monsoon...

  9. Early Bronze Age migrants and ethnicity in the Middle Eastern mountain zone

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    Rothman, Mitchell S.

    2015-01-01

    The Kura-Araxes cultural tradition existed in the highlands of the South Caucasus from 3500 to 2450 BCE (before the Christian era). This tradition represented an adaptive regime and a symbolically encoded common identity spread over a broad area of patchy mountain environments. By 3000 BCE, groups bearing this identity had migrated southwest across a wide area from the Taurus Mountains down into the southern Levant, southeast along the Zagros Mountains, and north across the Caucasus Mountains. In these new places, they became effectively ethnic groups amid already heterogeneous societies. This paper addresses the place of migrants among local populations as ethnicities and the reasons for their disappearance in the diaspora after 2450 BCE. PMID:26080417

  10. Estudio del consumo de la carne de cerdo en la zona metropolitana del Valle de México

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    Guillermo Felipe Cortés Tinoco

    2012-01-01

    distribución X2. Se levantó una encuesta semiestructurada aplicada a 440 individuos. Entre los principales resultados se encontró que el ingreso y consumo bajos están correlacionados positivamente con los tipos de cortes de carne, frescura del producto, lugar de venta y cantidad de cortes adquiridos. La variable sin relación significativa con el consumo e ingreso fue el número de servicios agregados a la carne. Se concluye que los consumidores con ingresos bajos y medios demandan cortes populares (chuleta, bistec, espinazo, maciza, pierna y otras piezas. Consumen principalmente carne fresca (caliente y la adquieren en mercados públicos y carnicerías de barrio.

  11. Democracia participativa nas comunidades carentes cariocas com Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora: Gestão e planejamento democráticos das políticas públicas urbanas

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    2011-01-01

    Desde o fim da era das remoções, o foco de preocupação do Estado em relação às favelas tem se deslocado da urbanização para a violência, em especial para o tráfico de drogas. A militarização da questão da violência urbana se manifesta de forma definitiva com a inauguração das Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora nas comunidades carentes cariocas. A despeito dos aspectos positivos imediatos, a ausência de participação popular no processo de ocupação pelo Estado desses espaços segregados têm levant...

  12. The transition to farming and the ceramic trajectories in Western Eurasia. From ceramic figurines to vessels

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    Mihael Budja

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available In Eurasia the invention of ceramic technology and production of fired-clay vessels has not necessarily been related to the dynamics of the transition to farming. The invention of ceramic technology in Europe was associated with female and animal figurine making in Gravettian technocomplex. The fired-clay vessels occurred first in hunter-gatherer contexts in Eastern Eurasia a millennia before the agriculture. The adoption of pottery making in Levant seems to correlate with the collapse of the ‘ritual economy’, social decentralisation and community fragmentation in the Levantine Pre-Pottery Neolithic. In South-eastern Europe the adoption of pottery making was closely associated with social, symbolic and ritual hunter-gatherers’ practices.

  13. Radiocarbon chronology of Manot Cave, Israel and Upper Paleolithic dispersals

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    Alex, Bridget; Barzilai, Omry; Hershkovitz, Israel; Marder, Ofer; Berna, Francesco; Caracuta, Valentina; Abulafia, Talia; Davis, Lauren; Goder-Goldberger, Mae; Lavi, Ron; Mintz, Eugenia; Regev, Lior; Bar-Yosef Mayer, Daniella; Tejero, José-Miguel; Yeshurun, Reuven; Ayalon, Avner; Bar-Matthews, Mira; Yasur, Gal; Frumkin, Amos; Latimer, Bruce; Hans, Mark G.; Boaretto, Elisabetta

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    The timing of archeological industries in the Levant is central for understanding the spread of modern humans with Upper Paleolithic traditions. We report a high-resolution radiocarbon chronology for Early Upper Paleolithic industries (Early Ahmarian and Levantine Aurignacian) from the newly excavated site of Manot Cave, Israel. The dates confirm that the Early Ahmarian industry was present by 46,000 calibrated years before the present (cal BP), and the Levantine Aurignacian occurred at least between 38,000 and 34,000 cal BP. This timing is consistent with proposed migrations or technological diffusions between the Near East and Europe. Specifically, the Ahmarian could have led to the development of the Protoaurignacian in Europe, and the Aurignacian in Europe could have spread back to the Near East as the Levantine Aurignacian. PMID:29152566

  14. The diatom flora of Lake Kinneret (Israel) - Paleolimnological evidence for Holocene climate change and human impact in the southeastern Mediterranean

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    Vossel, Hannah; Reed, Jane M.; Litt, Thomas

    2015-04-01

    The Mediterranean basin is a region of highly complex topography and climatic variability, such that our understanding of the past environmental variability is still limited. Diatoms (single-celled siliceous algae, Bacillariophyceae) are abundant, diverse and sensitive to a wide range of environmental parameters. They are often well preserved in lake sediment records, and have well-recognised potential to generate high-quality paleolimnological data. Diatoms remain one of the least-exploited proxies in Mediterranean palaeoclimate research. Here, we present results of diatom analysis of an 18 m sediment core from Lake Kinneret (Israel) as part of a multi-proxy study of Holocene climate change and human impact in the Levant (http://www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de). Results are compared with other proxy data including pollen, and with output data from regional climate modelling, to strengthen interpretation of environmental change in the southeastern Mediterranean. The results show remarkable shifts in the diatom flora over the last ca. 8,000 years. Preliminary investigations show that 98% of the diatom taxa can be classified as oligohalobous-indifferent and as alkaliphilous, as is typical of freshwater, alkaline lakes of open hydrology in limestone, karst-dominated catchments. Changes in the diatom data over time can be interpreted mainly in terms of productivity shifts, with a clear trend from oligotrophic at the base to hypereutrophic in the modern lake. The eutrophication trend accelerates after ca. 3,000 cal. yrs. BP, indicating the influence of increased human activity in the catchment, identified previously by analysis of the vegetational history (Schiebel, 2013). The analysis of the composition of the diatom flora also provides some evidence for lake-level fluctuations, as a proxy for shifts in moisture availability. Low lake-level stands are characterized by low diatom concentration and increased relative abundance of littoral taxa. High lake-level stands are marked

  15. Changing Masculinity Ideals in a Danish Context

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    Bloksgaard, Lotte; Christensen, Ann-Dorte

    , indicating that Danish masculinity ideals may be under change. Also several Nordic studies emphasize that traditional masculinity ideals are challenged by new, more ‘modern’ masculinity ideals related to fatherhood, child care and gender equality. The first part of the paper develops an analytical model......The purpose of this paper is to localize and discuss different masculinity ideals in a Danish context, and how these are overlapping and competing. The paper is based primarily on results from five focus group interviews with higher and lower educated men, respectively (n=50). This qualitative...... analysis builds on a survey conducted in the project ‘MARS’, which analyses the relation between masculinity and work-related accidents in two male dominated occupations. The survey shows that traditional masculinity ideals (the MRNI scale, Levant 2007) only find very low support (10 %) among the workers...

  16. Cultural Changes and Chronology from the Transition Late Bronze to Iron Age in Palestine: New Evidence from Tell Abu al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley

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    Fischer, P. M.

    2012-01-01

    The 12th century BCE was a period of turmoil in the Southern Levant. The Canaanite Late Bronze Age culture - during several hundred years dominated by Egypt - received quite abruptly strong influences from the Eastern Mediterranean. The bearer of these new cultural elements, the so called Sea Peoples who included the Philistines, settled in Palestine after attacking Egypt. The changes that took place in Palestine are best reflected in the material culture which demonstrates Aegean and Cypriote elements. The exact date of their arrival in Palestine is a matter of recurrent discussion but the majority of scholars agree that it happened in the 12th century BCE. Philistine culture is usually associated with the area around today's Gaza. Nevertheless, the current excavations at Tell Abu al- Kharaz in the Transjordanian Jordan Valley provide evidence of Eastern Mediterranean/Philistine culture and a number of radiocarbon dates from first class find contexts. (author)

  17. THE ARCHITECTURAL PATRONAGE AND POLITICAL PROWESS OF HEROD THE GREAT

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    Vivian A. Laughlin

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    Full Text Available After supporting Marc Antony in the Battle of Actium (31 B.C., King Herod, fearful of losing his power, went to Rome, apologized to Augustus and assured him that he was his biggest supporter. Augustus, giving Herod an opportunity to redeem himself, allowed him to return to Judea as King of the Jews. In an effort for Herod to express his continued commitment to Rome, he reconfigured his building styles by making cities that  would depict Rome in the Levant. Herod created architecture that implemented Roman technology, designs, and styles, while co-mingling them with his existing Hellenistic style of architecture that made him forever remembered as Herod the Great.

  18. Spanish Mystic Women of the Golden Century within the Ottoman Empire: Seven Arabic Manuscripts Found in Aleppo (Syria

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    Francisco Fernando del Río Sánchez

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This work reports on the existence of seven manuscripts conserved in three different collections of Aleppo (Syria: the Greek-Catholic/Melkite, the Georges and Mathilde Salem Foundation and the Maronite libraries. These seven co­pies contain the Arabic translations of some mystical works written by two mystic women of the Spanish Golden Century, Teresa de Ávila and María de Ágreda. The history of these Arabic versions, translated right in the heart of the Ottoman Arabic provinces, constitutes an interesting object of study that is directly linked with the manner in which many  European Western works passed to the Mediterranean Levant during the 16th and 17th centuries.

  19. Geothermal research in the Vulcano Island

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    Silvano, A.

    1985-03-01

    In 1952-1953 AGIP drilled some geothermal wells in the Vulcano Island: these wells had experimental peculiarity, reaching a depth of about 230 meters. Located near the famous ''Porto di Levante'' hot springs, they were tested showing a low production (a mixture of water and steam). For several reasons the exploration in the area has been stopped for years until 1982 when some geological and geophysical surveys were carried on by a joint-venture among AGIP S.p.A., Ente Minerario Siciliano and Ente Nazionale Energia Elettrica. With the financial support of ECC a well has been drilled (total depth 2050 meters): all the sediments have volcanic nature with very low or absent permeability, but with very high temperature gradient (more than 420/sup 0/C at the bottom), encouraging to continue the research.

  20. Reflections: Neurology and The Humanities. The case of the locked house. The finished mystery.

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    Joynt, Robert J; Kempster, Peter A; Lee, Andrew J

    2014-08-12

    After the death in 2012 of Dr. Robert Joynt, who served Neurology® as CPC Section Editor, an unfinished manuscript was found on his computer. It would have been his sixth Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Intrigued by the story but deflated at the lack of an ending, the editors published the case in the September 10, 2013, issue of Neurology and requested that readers finish it. A panel of editors reviewed over 30 submissions and the top 4 were posted online and on the iPad. Readers voted online, on the iPad, and during the 2014 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The winning coauthors are Peter A. Kempster, from Melbourne, and Andrew J. Lees, from London. The runners-up are Anonymous (ending 1), Gerald Honch (ending 2), and Clifton Gooch (ending 4). The editors thank all participants and voters. The rule on page 662 indicates where the winning ending begins.

  1. Bulimia Nervosa/Purging Disorder.

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    Castillo, Marigold; Weiselberg, Eric

    2017-04-01

    Bulimia nervosa was first described in 1979 by British psychiatrist Gerald Russell as a "chronic phase of anorexia nervosa" in which patients overeat and then use compensatory mechanisms, such as self-induced vomiting, laxatives, or prolonged periods of starvation. The characterization of bulimia nervosa continues to evolve with the introduction of the DSM-5 in 2013. In this article, the epidemiology and risk factors of bulimia nervosa are identified and reviewed, along with the medical complications and psychiatric comorbidities. The evaluation of a patient with suspected bulimia nervosa is addressed, with an emphasis on acquiring a complete and thorough history as well as discovering any comorbidities that are present. Management of the patient involves both medical interventions and behavioral counseling in order to address physical, psychological, and social needs. Lastly, a new diagnosis introduced in the DSM-5, purging disorder, is described and discussed. Copyright © 2017 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. [The function of analogies in natural sciences, also in contrast to metaphors and models].

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    Hentschel, Klaus

    2010-01-01

    This introduction surveys the various functions of analogies in science, medicine and technology. The focus is on their heuristic importance. The productiveness of analogies is linked to the systematic depth and breadth of the established connections. Various examples are presented from different periods in the history of science, most notably Galileo; such late-Victorian Maxwellians as George Francis FitzGerald and Oliver Lodge; and Heinrich HERTZ and Niels BOHR. These examples are examined in terms of the specific differing temporal ranges of their claimed validities. They serve as evidence or counterevidence for various systematic analyses of analogies as put forward by various philosophers of science, most notably Francis Bacon, John Stuart Mill, Ernst Mach, Harald Høffding, Ernest Nagel, Mary Hesse and Peter Achinstein. The analytic framework for analogies supported here is what the cognitive scientist Dedre Gentner has termed structure-mapping.

  3. MEDIATISASI AGAMA (PEMBINGKAIAN MEDIA KOMPAS.COM TERHADAP ISU PEMERKOSAAN OLEH OKNUM PENGASUH PESANTREN

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    Syihabul Furqon

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    Full Text Available Framing analysis, methodically is used to dissect discourse impulses that leading to stigma crystallization. Media frames an issue by using language tools and plays a subconscious role in the attitude and understanding of society. Although, basically, every media does framing, but the problem that comes next is when this framing becomes an interest to postulate the lame proposition socially and logically. This research efforts to analyze in narrative about how religion is mediated by Kompas.com, through framing information issue about the Rape by the Board of Pesantren issue in framing analysis of Zhongdang Pan and Gerald M. Kosicki. In conclusion, the Kompas electronic media framing gives rise to a certain tendency toward the negative stigma of pesantren in the public through a narrowing of news content in the media, especially from the interpretation and reporting analysis that revolves around closed syntactic and syntagmatic interactions.

  4. Science and anti-science

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    Holton, Gerald

    1997-01-01

    What is good science? What goal--if any--is the proper end of scientific activity? Is there a legitimating authority that scientists mayclaim? Howserious athreat are the anti-science movements? These questions have long been debated but, as Gerald Holton points out, every era must offer its own responses. This book examines these questions not in the abstract but shows their historic roots and the answers emerging from the scientific and political controversies of this century. Employing the case-study method and the concept of scientific thematathat he has pioneered, Holton displays the broad scope of his insight into the workings of science: from the influence of Ernst Mach on twentiethcentury physicists, biologists, psychologists, and other thinkers to the rhetorical strategies used in the work of Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and others; from the bickering between Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Congress over the proper form of federal sponsorship of scientific research to philosophical debates since Oswald...

  5. Strategi Pesan Promosi Kesehatan Cegah Flu Burung

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    Tuti Widiastuti

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Avian influenza health disaster has attacked many countries in the world, includes Indonesia. An effort have been done by government through Health Department RI publish health promotion communication on public services advertising (PSA version “Cegah Flu Burung dengan B3K”. In a way to criticize this PSA is used theoretical framework social construction of reality and health promotion. This research use descriptive qualitative method, whereas data is collected with literature review from television PSA, and data analysis technique is used framing analysis from Zhondang Pan and Gerald M. Kosicki. Based on research finding has been found that avian influenza prevention health promotion message not yet “enabling” (ability people to act healthy life, but it only “desiring” (willingness. From this we can say that health promotion still prioritize in giving information, whereas message toward new attitude and behavior changes through learning process still not visible.

  6. Lake Erie and Lake Michigan zebra mussel settlement monitoring and implications for chlorination treatment

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    Demoss, D.; Mendelsberg, J.I.

    1992-01-01

    This paper reports on the 1991 zebra mussel veliger settlement monitoring program undertaken to record and evaluate zebra mussel veliger settlement in Lake Erie and Lake Michigan. Studies by Dr. Gerald Mackie of Canada in 1990 indicated veliger settlement may be occurring primarily during short time periods every season corresponding with warmer water temperatures. Veliger settlement monitoring was performed using a plexiglass sampler apparatus. The samplers were simple in design and consisted of a 20-inch-square plexiglass base panel with thirty-six 1 inch x 3 inch clear plexiglass microscope slides attached. The results of the monitoring program indicate the existence of preferential settlement periods for veligers correlating with sustained lake water temperatures above 70 degrees F. Veliger settlement concentrations in the south basin of Lake Michigan appear to be similar to those in western Lake Erie

  7. Peer review of RELAP5/MOD3 documentation

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    Craddick, W.G.

    1993-01-01

    A peer review was performed on a portion of the documentation of the RELAP5/MOD3 computer code. The review was performed in two phases. The first phase was a review of Volume 3, Developmental Assessment problems, and Volume 4, Models and Correlations. The reviewers for this phase were Dr. Peter Griffith, Dr. Yassin Hassan, Dr. Gerald S. Lellouche, Dr. Marino di Marzo and Mr. Mark Wendel. The reviewers recommended a number of improvements, including using a frozen version of the code for assessment guided by a validation plan, better justification for flow regime maps and extension of models beyond their data base. The second phase was a review of Volume 6, Quality Assurance of Numerical Techniques in RELAP5/MOD3. The reviewers for the second phase were Mr. Mark Wendel and Dr. Paul T. Williams. Recommendations included correction of numerous grammatical and typographical errors and better justification for the use of Lax's Equivalence Theorem

  8. Milnacipran: recent findings in depression

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    Full Text Available EDITORIAL FOREWORDPage 1   Milnacipran: recent findings in depression Stuart Montgomery (London, UK and Mike Briley (Castres, France REVIEWSPage 3   Suicidality: risk factors and the effects of antidepressants. The example of parallel reduction of suicidality and other depressive symptoms during treatment with the SNRI, milnacipran Philippe Courtet (Montpellier, FrancePage 9   Treatment of patients with comorbid depression and diabetes with metformin and milnacipran Peter Hofmann (Graz, AustriaPage 17  Antidepressant therapy with milnacipran and venlafaxine Lucilla Mansuy (Toulouse, FrancePage 23  Milnacipran: a unique antidepressant? Siegfried Kasper and Gerald Pail (Vienna, Austria This supplement is based on a symposium that took place at the 9th International Forum on Mood and Anxiety in Monte Carlo in November 2009 and is supported by an unconditional education grant from Pierre Fabre Médicament.

  9. Energy accounting of materials, products, processes and services. [Ten papers

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    Verbraeck, A [ed.

    1976-01-01

    Ten papers were presented, namely: Units in Energy Accounting--How Are They Defined, How Are They Measured, by Dr. Malcolm Slesser; Economics of Energy Analysis, by Dr. Thomas Veach Long II; Energy Considerations in Synthetic and Natural Fibers, by Mr. A. H. Woodhead; Energy Accounting in Food Products, by Mr. Gerald Leach; Energy Analysis of Transportation Systems, by Dr. E. J. Tuininga; Energy Accounting of Packaging Materials for Liquids and Their Transport viz Bottles and Pipes, by Mr. A. Bolzinger; Energy Accounting of Steel, by Dr. A. Decker; Energy Accounting of Aluminium, by Dr. D. Altenpohl, T. S. Daugherty, and W. Blum; Energy Requirement of Some Energy Sources, by Dr. P. F. Chapman and Dr. D. F. Hemming; Energy Analysis of Materials and Structures in the Building Industry, by Professor Dr. P. C. Kreijger. A panel discussion in response to a large number of questions was chaired by Professor Dr. W. van Gool. (MCW)

  10. JGR special issue on Deep Earthquakes

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    The editor and associate editors of the Journal of Geophysical Research—Solid Earth and Planets invite the submission of manuscripts for a special issue on the topic “Deep- and Intermediate-Focus Earthquakes, Phase Transitions, and the Mechanics of Deep Subduction.”Manuscripts should be submitted to JGR Editor Gerald Schubert (Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024) before July 1, 1986, in accordance with the usual rules for manuscript submission. Submitted papers will undergo the normal JGR review procedure. For more information, contact either Schubert or the special guest associate editor, Cliff Frohlich (Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, 4920 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78751; telephone: 512-451-6223).

  11. Philosophy of physics space and time

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    Maudlin, Tim

    2012-01-01

    This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory. Tim Maudlin's broad historical overview examines Aristotelian and Newtonian accounts of space and time, and traces how Galileo's conceptions of relativity and space-time led to Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. Maudlin explains special relativity using a geometrical approach, emphasizing intrinsic space-time structure rather than coordinate systems or reference frames. He gives readers enough detail about special relativity to solve concrete physical problems while presenting general relativity in a more qualitative way, with an informative discussion of the geometrization of gravity, the bending of light, and black holes. Additional topics include the Twins Paradox, the physical aspects of the Lorentz-FitzGerald contraction, the constancy of the speed...

  12. Observing comets

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    James, Nick

    2003-01-01

    Since comet Shoemaker-Levy collided with the planet Jupiter with stupendous force in 1994 there has been an upsurge of amateur interest in comets Most comets are first discovered by amateur astronomers because there are so many amateurs looking for them, and techniques and instruments have improved dramatically in the past few years After a short but detailed introduction to the comets themselves Nick James and Gerald North describe comet hunting, photographing and imaging comets, and digital image processing The use of computers for orbital calculations and even helping to discover new comets is given a full chapter, as are advanced techniques including comet photometry and spectroscopy This comprehensive book has an accompanying CD-ROM and is at once a "primer" for comet hunters and a reference text for more advanced amateur astronomers

  13. AHP 4: na53 mʑi53 Tibetan Songs, Engagement Chants, and Flute Music

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    LIBU LAKHI (LI JIANFU 李建富, DAWA TENZIN ཟླ་བ་བསྟན་འཛིན།

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    Full Text Available The present study is a straightforward, pragmatic attempt to document the particulars of na53 mi53 song and musical traditions comprising the local 'performance-scape'. The primary researcher, Libu Lakhi, is a native of the community who was trained in a specialized mode of auto-ethnography developed by Charles Kevin Stuart and Gerald Roche at Qinghai Normal University 青海师范大学, Xining City 西宁市, Qinghai Province 青海省. Drawing on ethnomusicology, socio-linguistics, and the 'performance' school of folkloristics, the model is intended to enable local peoples to document and display their own traditions in a form available to scholars and interested persons on a global scale.

  14. 1st International Industrial Symposium on the Supercollider

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    IISSC; Supercollider 1

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    IISSC '89 was a tremendous success. A total of 635 people attended this educational forum which was dedicated to further the understanding of the design, construction and operation of the Superconducting Supercollider (SSC). A total of 110 presentations and addresses were given. The topics discussed covered .all aspects of the SSC including: Magnet Technology Cryogenics Conventional Facilities Technical Systems Detectors Related Accelerator Technology Superconducting Wire/Cable ApproXimately 38% of the presentations addressed superconducting magnet technology, 16% were devoted to detector technology, 10% addressed superconducting wire/ cable, and the balance was equally split between the remaining topics. A special award was presented to Professor M. Tigner for his meritorious contribution to the Superconducting Supercollider (SSC). The award was presented on behalf of the IISSC Board of Directors. Keynote speakers included: Gerald 'Bachy, CERN Joe Barton, Representative from Texas, 6th Disctrict Ed...

  15. Use of retractors and explainers in charismatic rhetoric: the case of four American presidents

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    Full Text Available This study examines the use of retractors and explainers in prepared political speeches of American charismatic presidents. It is based upon the results of psychological analysis of 24 speeches of John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and Gerald Ford. The research shows that certain differences may be found in the use of explainers and retractors not along the axis “Charismatic versus Non-Charismatic Presidents”, but with regard to their party affiliation. Rhetoric of Democratic presidents (Kennedy, Obama is characterized by a more explanatory communication style than of Republican ones (Reagan, Ford, which results in respective differences in the use of explainers. As for the retractors, all the four presidents under study tend to use the category moderately, which reveals them as emotionally controlled individuals, able to reconsider their decisions if necessary.

  16. Fotometría y polarimetría de Lynga 1

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    Brusasco, M. A.; Baume, G.; Vázquez, R. A.

    Se presentan los resultados de las observaciones fotométricas CCD-UBVRI hasta magnitud aproximadamente V = 18 y polarimétricas hasta V = 13 en la zona del cúmulo abierto Lynga 1. El mismo se halla en una dirección cercana a un remanente de supernova y fue estudiado previamente por Peterson y FitzGerald (1988) mediante fotometría fotoeléctrica. Se ha redeterminado el enrojecimiento, la distancia y la edad de dicho objeto. Se han hallado además los valores de las pendientes de las funciones de luminosidad y de masa comparándoselas con las de otros cúmulos de edades similares.

  17. Fotometría y polarimetría de Trumpler 21

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    Giorgi, E.; Baume, G.; Vázquez, R. A.

    Se presentan los resultados de las observaciones fotométricas CCD-UBVI hasta aproximadamente magnitud V = 19 y polarimétricas UBVRI hasta V =13 en la región del cúmulo abierto Trumpler 21. El mismo se halla en una dirección cercana al remanente de supernova G307.6-0.3 y fue estudiado previamente por Moffat y Vogt (1973) y por Peterson y FitzGerald (1988) mediante fotometría fotoeléctrica de las estrellas más brillantes. Se ha redeterminado el enrojecimiento, la distancia y la edad de dicho objeto. Se han hallado además los valores de las pendientes de las funciones de luminosidad y de masa comparandoselas con las de otros cúmulos de edades similares.

  18. Scientific Astrophotography How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data

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    Hubbell, Gerald R

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    Scientific Astrophotography is a work for those amateur astronomers looking for new challenges, once they have mastered visual observing and the basic imaging of various astronomical objects. It is a wonderful reference for scientifically-inclined observers who want to learn the fundamentals of astrophotography with a firm emphasis on the discipline of scientific imaging. This book is a wealth of information and a distillation of ideas presented by a diverse set of sources and based on the most recent techniques, equipment, and data available. It also includes numerous exercises for the reader, to maximize the success and minimize the frustration inherent in the pursuit of this specific craft. Scientific Astrophotography is perfect for any amateur astronomer who wants to go beyond just the process of making beautiful images and actually contribute to the science of astronomy! "...Gerald Hubbell's new book, Scientific Astrophotography, is the perfect companion for anyone dipping their toe into the digital imag...

  19. "Kids not rights, is their craving": sex education, gay rights, and the threat of gay teachers.

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    Graydon, Michael

    2011-08-01

    In July 1977, the Ontario Humans Rights Commission recommended adding sexual orientation to the Code. This move was generally supported but Toronto newspapers and evangelists sought assurances that school boards could still dismiss homosexual teachers. They demanded children be shielded from gay teachers, who they accused of sexual predation. I historically link this to a reenergized fear of homosexuals which emerged during Toronto sex education debates in the 1970s. Later, influenced by Anita Bryant's Save the Children crusade, Toronto newspapers and evangelists argued gay teachers were the dangerous effect of gay rights. After the 1977 murder of Emanuel Jaques and the publication of Gerald Hannon's "Men Loving Boys, Loving Men" article, anti-gay sentiment in Toronto exploded, temporarily halting the progress of gay rights.

  20. Assimilating American Indians in James Fenimore Cooper’s Novels?

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    Peprník Michal

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The article employs critical concepts from sociology and anthropology to examine the stereotype of the Vanishing Indian and disclose its contradictory character. The article argues that in James Fenimore Cooper’s late novels from the 1840s a type of American Indian appears who can be regarded as a Vanishing Indian in many respects as he displays some slight degree of assimilation but at the same time he can be found to reveal a surprising amount of resistance to the process of vanishing and marginalization. His peculiar mode of survival and his mode of living demonstrate a certain degree of acculturation, which comes close to Gerald Vizenor’s survivance and for which I propose a term critical integration. I base my study on Susquesus (alias Trackless, Cooper’s less well-known character from The Littlepage Manuscripts, a three-book family saga.

  1. The Salt II Treaty

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    Caldwell, D.

    1991-01-01

    The first strategic arms limitation talks resulted in two agreements: the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and the Interim Agreement to Limit Strategic Offensive Arms. Senator Henry M. (Scoop) Jackson (D-Wa.) was concerned about the numerical advantage granted to the USSR by the Latter agreement and proposed an amendment that would prohibit future negotiators from granting the Soviet Union similar terms. This paper discusses the second round of SALT negotiations which opened in November 1972 and continued under presidents Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. As the negotiators met, U.S. and Soviet scientists and engineers continued their work to develop new nuclear weapons and launchers. Particularly problematic were modern, large ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and the Soviet Backfire bomber

  2. Assessing the Resilience of Global Sea Routes

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    2012-06-01

    Salmeron Thesis Advisor Gerald G. Brown Second Reader Robert F. Dell Chair, Department of Operations Research iv THIS PAGE...Japan 730.10 639.10 1.14 Korea South 464.30 422.40 1.10 Malaysia 197.00 152.60 1.29 Netherlands 486.70 429.50 1.13 Norway 132.70 74.30 1.79 Pakistan...9.1%, Singapore 8.7%, South Korea 8%, India 6.3%, Malaysia 5.9% Italy Germany 13.2%, France 11.7%, Spain 5.9%, U.S. 5.8%, U.K. 5.4%, Switzerland 4.6

  3. A preliminary report of geochemical investigations in the Blackbird District

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    Canney, F.C.; Hawkes, H.E.; Richmond, G.M.; Vhay, J. S.

    1953-01-01

    This paper reviews an experimental geochemical prospecting survey in the Blackbird cobalt-copper mining district. The district is in east-central Idaho, about 20 miles west-southwest of Salmon. The area is one of deeply weathered nearly flat-topped upland surfaces cut by steep-walled valleys which are tributary to the canyon of Panther Creek. Most of the area has a relatively heavy vegetative cover, and outcrops are scarce except on the sides of the steeper valleys* Because of the importance of the surficial deposits and soils and the physiographic history of the region on the interpretation of the geochemical data, a separate chapter on this subject by Gerald H. Richmond follows the following brief description of the geology of the district.

  4. Framing Pemberitaan Citra Politik Capres 2014 di Harian Solopos

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    Full Text Available The article tries to find out the construction of the image formation in the daily Solopos 2014 candidates. Basic theoretically in this paper uses descriptive analysis method with a form of text analysis models Zhongdang Pan and Gerald M. Kosicki through four units of analysis, syntax, script, thematic, and Rhetorical. Framing analysis is used to see how the image formation through the political news in the Daily Solopos 2014 candidates. Through this analysis can be found that the construction of a shadow image (mirror image performed on the outlook for both candidates figure formed by the track record of each kandindat. Joko Widodo figure in the frame with the figure of the fight for the people and work for the people, while the figure Prabowo has a bad track record as it is considered to participate in the abduction tragedy in which 98 activists at that time as a military Prabowo.

  5. The psychology of computer programming

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    Weinberg, Gerald Marvin

    1998-01-01

    This landmark 1971 classic is reprinted with a new preface, chapter-by-chapter commentary, and straight-from-the-heart observations on topics that affect the professional life of programmers. Long regarded as one of the first books to pioneer a people-oriented approach to computing, The Psychology of Computer Programming endures as a penetrating analysis of the intelligence, skill, teamwork, and problem-solving power of the computer programmer. Finding the chapters strikingly relevant to today's issues in programming, Gerald M. Weinberg adds new insights and highlights the similarities and differences between now and then. Using a conversational style that invites the reader to join him, Weinberg reunites with some of his most insightful writings on the human side of software engineering. Topics include egoless programming, intelligence, psychological measurement, personality factors, motivation, training, social problems on large projects, problem-solving ability, programming language design, team formati...

  6. The Geneva Protocol of 1925

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    Mc Elroy, R.J.

    1991-01-01

    This paper reports that when President Gerald Ford signed the instruments of ratification for the Geneva Protocol of 1925 on January 22, 1975, a tortured, half-century-long chapter in U.S. arms control policy was brought to a close. Fifty years earlier, at the Geneva Conference for the Control of the International Trade in Arms, Munitions and Implements of War, the United States had played a key role in drafting and reaching agreement on the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare. The protocol, signed by thirty nations, including the United States, on June 17, 1925, prohibits the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of all analogous liquids, materials or devices as well as the use of bacteriological methods of warfare

  7. Quantum mechanics in a nutshell

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    Mahan, Gerald D

    2009-01-01

    Covering the fundamentals as well as many special topics of current interest, this is the most concise, up-to-date, and accessible graduate-level textbook on quantum mechanics available. Written by Gerald Mahan, a distinguished research physicist and author of an acclaimed textbook on many-particle physics, Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell is the distillation of many years' teaching experience. Emphasizing the use of quantum mechanics to describe actual quantum systems such as atoms and solids, and rich with interesting applications, the book proceeds from solving for the properties of a single particle in potential; to solving for two particles (the helium atom); to addressing many-particle systems. Applications include electron gas, magnetism, and Bose-Einstein Condensation; examples are carefully chosen and worked; and each chapter has numerous homework problems, many of them original

  8. Nuclear policy

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    Ford, G.R.

    1976-01-01

    Then-President Gerald Ford outlines the potential benefits of nuclear power as opposed to the danger of proliferation. He points out that not all nations have the same interest or views toward nuclear energy; but also he says that if a choice must be made, nonproliferation objectives must take precedence over economic and energy benefits. It is pointed out that the management of nuclear energy can be only partial and temporary by technical measures, and that full management can result only if nations realistically face the task prepared to forego preconceived short-term advantages in favor of long-term gains. Coordination of the policies of all nations toward the common goal of nonproliferation is predicted to lead to success

  9. Large geomagnetic field anomalies revealed in Bronze to Iron Age archeomagnetic data from Tel Megiddo and Tel Hazor, Israel

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    Shaar, Ron; Tauxe, Lisa; Ron, Hagai; Ebert, Yael; Zuckerman, Sharon; Finkelstein, Israel; Agnon, Amotz

    2016-05-01

    Geomagnetic field measurements from the past few centuries show heightened secular variation activity in the southern hemisphere associated with the south Atlantic anomaly (SAA). It is uncertain whether geomagnetic anomalies at a similar scale have existed in the past owing to limited coverage and uncertainties in the paleomagnetic database. Here we provide new evidence from archaeological sources in the Levant suggesting a large positive northern hemisphere anomaly, similar in magnitude to the SAA during the 9th-8th centuries BCE, called ;Levantine Iron Age anomaly;. We also report an additional geomagnetic spike in the 8th century. The new dataset comprises 73 high precision paleointensity estimates from ca. 3000 BCE to 732 BCE, and five directional measurements between the 14th and the 9th centuries BCE. Well-dated pottery and cooking ovens were collected from twenty archaeological strata in two large contemporaneous stratigraphical mounds (tells) in Israel: Tel Megiddo and Tel Hazor. The new data are combined with previously published data and interpreted automatically using the PmagPy Thellier GUI program. The Tel Megiddo and Tel Hazor data sets demonstrate excellent internal consistency and remarkable agreement with published data from Mesopotamia (Syria). The data illustrate the evolution of an extreme geomagnetic high that culminated in at least two spikes between the 11th and the 8th centuries BCE (Iron Age in the Levant). The paleomagnetic directional data of the 9th century BCE show positive inclination anomalies, and deviations of up to 22° from the averaged geocentric axial dipole (GAD) direction. From comparison of the Levantine archaeomagnetic data with IGRF model for 2015 we infer the ;Levantine Iron Age anomaly; between the 10th and the 8th centuries BCE is a local positive anomaly. The eastward extent of the anomaly is currently unknown.

  10. Homo sapiens in Arabia by 85,000 years ago.

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    Groucutt, Huw S; Grün, Rainer; Zalmout, Iyad A S; Drake, Nick A; Armitage, Simon J; Candy, Ian; Clark-Wilson, Richard; Louys, Julien; Breeze, Paul S; Duval, Mathieu; Buck, Laura T; Kivell, Tracy L; Pomeroy, Emma; Stephens, Nicholas B; Stock, Jay T; Stewart, Mathew; Price, Gilbert J; Kinsley, Leslie; Sung, Wing Wai; Alsharekh, Abdullah; Al-Omari, Abdulaziz; Zahir, Muhammad; Memesh, Abdullah M; Abdulshakoor, Ammar J; Al-Masari, Abdu M; Bahameem, Ahmed A; Al Murayyi, Khaled M S; Zahrani, Badr; Scerri, Eleanor L M; Petraglia, Michael D

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    Understanding the timing and character of the expansion of Homo sapiens out of Africa is critical for inferring the colonization and admixture processes that underpin global population history. It has been argued that dispersal out of Africa had an early phase, particularly ~130-90 thousand years ago (ka), that reached only the East Mediterranean Levant, and a later phase, ~60-50 ka, that extended across the diverse environments of Eurasia to Sahul. However, recent findings from East Asia and Sahul challenge this model. Here we show that H. sapiens was in the Arabian Peninsula before 85 ka. We describe the Al Wusta-1 (AW-1) intermediate phalanx from the site of Al Wusta in the Nefud desert, Saudi Arabia. AW-1 is the oldest directly dated fossil of our species outside Africa and the Levant. The palaeoenvironmental context of Al Wusta demonstrates that H. sapiens using Middle Palaeolithic stone tools dispersed into Arabia during a phase of increased precipitation driven by orbital forcing, in association with a primarily African fauna. A Bayesian model incorporating independent chronometric age estimates indicates a chronology for Al Wusta of ~95-86 ka, which we correlate with a humid episode in the later part of Marine Isotope Stage 5 known from various regional records. Al Wusta shows that early dispersals were more spatially and temporally extensive than previously thought. Early H. sapiens dispersals out of Africa were not limited to winter rainfall-fed Levantine Mediterranean woodlands immediately adjacent to Africa, but extended deep into the semi-arid grasslands of Arabia, facilitated by periods of enhanced monsoonal rainfall.

  11. Association Between Fear and Beauty Evaluation of Snakes: Cross-Cultural Findings

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    Landová, Eva; Bakhshaliyeva, Natavan; Janovcová, Markéta; Peléšková, Šárka; Suleymanova, Mesma; Polák, Jakub; Guliev, Akif; Frynta, Daniel

    2018-01-01

    According to the fear module theory, humans are evolutionarily predisposed to perceive snakes as prioritized stimuli and exhibit a fast emotional and behavioral response toward them. In Europe, highly dangerous snake species are distributed almost exclusively in the Mediterranean and Caspian areas. While the risk of a snakebite is relatively low in Central Europe, Azerbaijan, on the other hand, has a high occurrence of the deadly venomous Levant viper (Macrovipera lebetina). We hypothesize that co-habitation with this dangerous snake has shaped the way in which humans evaluate snake species resembling it. For that purpose, we asked respondents from the Czech Republic and Azerbaijan to rank photographs depicting 36 snake species according to perceived fear and beauty. The results revealed a high cross-cultural agreement in both evaluations (fear r2 = 0.683, p < 0.0001; beauty: r2 = 0.816, p < 0.0001). Snakes species eliciting higher fear tend to be also perceived as more beautiful, yet people are able to clearly distinguish between these two dimensions. Deadly venomous snakes representing a serious risk are perceived as highly fearful. This is especially true for the vipers and allies (pit vipers) possessing a characteristic body shape with a distinct triangular head and thick body, which was found as the most fear evoking by respondents from both countries. Although the attitude toward snakes is more negative among the respondents from Azerbaijan, their fear evaluation is similar to the Czechs. For instance, despite co-habitation with the Levant viper, it was not rated by the Azerbaijanis as more fearful than other dangerous snakes. In conclusion, agreement in the evaluation of snake fear and beauty is cross-culturally high and relative fear attributed to selected snake species is not directly explainable by the current environmental and cultural differences. This may provide some support for the evolutionary hypothesis of preparedness to fear snakes. PMID:29615942

  12. Mitochondrial DNA variation, but not nuclear DNA, sharply divides morphologically identical chameleons along an ancient geographic barrier.

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    Dan Bar Yaacov

    Full Text Available The Levant is an important migration bridge, harboring border-zones between Afrotropical and palearctic species. Accordingly, Chameleo chameleon, a common species throughout the Mediterranean basin, is morphologically divided in the southern Levant (Israel into two subspecies, Chamaeleo chamaeleon recticrista (CCR and C. c. musae (CCM. CCR mostly inhabits the Mediterranean climate (northern Israel, while CCM inhabits the sands of the north-western Negev Desert (southern Israel. AFLP analysis of 94 geographically well dispersed specimens indicated moderate genetic differentiation (PhiPT = 0.097, consistent with the classical division into the two subspecies, CCR and CCM. In contrast, sequence analysis of a 637 bp coding mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA fragment revealed two distinct phylogenetic clusters which were not consistent with the morphological division: one mtDNA cluster consisted of CCR specimens collected in regions northern of the Jezreel Valley and another mtDNA cluster harboring specimens pertaining to both the CCR and CCM subspecies but collected southern of the Jezreel Valley. AMOVA indicated clear mtDNA differentiation between specimens collected northern and southern to the Jezreel Valley (PhiPT = 0.79, which was further supported by a very low coalescent-based estimate of effective migration rates. Whole chameleon mtDNA sequencing (∼17,400 bp generated from 11 well dispersed geographic locations revealed 325 mutations sharply differentiating the two mtDNA clusters, suggesting a long allopatric history further supported by BEAST. This separation correlated temporally with the existence of an at least 1 million year old marine barrier at the Jezreel Valley exactly where the mtDNA clusters meet. We discuss possible involvement of gender-dependent life history differences in maintaining such mtDNA genetic differentiation and suggest that it reflects (ancient local adaptation to mitochondrial-related traits.

  13. Provisioning the Ritual Neolithic Site of Kfar HaHoresh, Israel at the Dawn of Animal Management.

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    Meier, Jacqueline S; Goring-Morris, A Nigel; Munro, Natalie D

    2016-01-01

    It is widely agreed that a pivotal shift from wild animal hunting to herd animal management, at least of goats, began in the southern Levant by the Middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period (10,000-9,500 cal. BP) when evidence of ritual activities flourished in the region. As our knowledge of this critical change grows, sites that represent different functions and multiple time periods are needed to refine the timing, pace and character of changing human-animal relationships within the geographically variable southern Levant. In particular, we investigate how a ritual site was provisioned with animals at the time when herd management first began in the region. We utilize fauna from the 2010-2012 excavations at the mortuary site of Kfar HaHoresh-the longest continuous Pre-Pottery Neolithic B faunal sequence in the south Levantine Mediterranean Hills (Early-Late periods, 10,600-8,700 cal. BP). We investigate the trade-off between wild and domestic progenitor taxa and classic demographic indicators of management to detect changes in hunted animal selection and control over herd animal movement and reproduction. We find that ungulate selection at Kfar HaHoresh differs from neighboring sites, although changes in dietary breadth, herd demographics and body-size data fit the regional pattern of emerging management. Notably, wild ungulates including aurochs and gazelle are preferentially selected to provision Kfar HaHoresh in the PPNB, despite evidence that goat management was underway in the Mediterranean Hills. The preference for wild animals at this important site likely reflects their symbolic significance in ritual and mortuary practice.

  14. Squaring the circle. Social and environmental implications of pre-pottery neolithic building technology at Tell Qarassa (South Syria.

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    Andrea L Balbo

    Full Text Available We present the results of the microstratigraphic, phytolith and wood charcoal study of the remains of a 10.5 ka roof. The roof is part of a building excavated at Tell Qarassa (South Syria, assigned to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period (PPNB. The Pre-Pottery Neolithic (PPN period in the Levant coincides with the emergence of farming. This fundamental change in subsistence strategy implied the shift from mobile to settled aggregated life, and from tents and huts to hard buildings. As settled life spread across the Levant, a generalised transition from round to square buildings occurred, that is a trademark of the PPNB period. The study of these buildings is fundamental for the understanding of the ever-stronger reciprocal socio-ecological relationship humans developed with the local environment since the introduction of sedentism and domestication. Descriptions of buildings in PPN archaeological contexts are usually restricted to the macroscopic observation of wooden elements (posts and beams and mineral components (daub, plaster and stone elements. Reconstructions of microscopic and organic components are frequently based on ethnographic analogy. The direct study of macroscopic and microscopic, organic and mineral, building components performed at Tell Qarassa provides new insights on building conception, maintenance, use and destruction. These elements reflect new emerging paradigms in the relationship between Neolithic societies and the environment. A square building was possibly covered here with a radial roof, providing a glance into a topologic shift in the conception and understanding of volumes, from round-based to square-based geometries. Macroscopic and microscopic roof components indicate buildings were conceived for year-round residence rather than seasonal mobility. This implied performing maintenance and restoration of partially damaged buildings, as well as their adaptation to seasonal variability.

  15. 3D-TRANS-2003, Workshop on Common Tools and Interfaces for Radiation Transport Codes

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    2004-01-01

    Description: Contents proceedings of Workshop on Common Tools and Interfaces for Deterministic Radiation Transport, for Monte Carlo and Hybrid Codes with a proposal to develop the following: GERALD - A General Environment for Radiation Analysis and Design. GERALD intends to create a unifying software environment where the user can define, solve and analyse a nuclear radiation transport problem using available numerical tools seamlessly. This environment will serve many purposes: teaching, research, industrial needs. It will also help to preserve the existing analytical and numerical knowledge base. This could represent a significant step towards solving the legacy problem. This activity should contribute to attracting young engineers to nuclear science and engineering and contribute to competence and knowledge preservation and management. This proposal was made at the on Workshop on C ommon Tools and Interfaces for Deterministic Radiation Transport, for Monte Carlo and Hybrid Codes , held from 25-26 September 2003 in connection with the conference SNA-2003. A first success with the development of such tools was achieved with the BOT3P2.0 and 3.0 codes providing an easy procedure and mechanism for defining and displaying 3D geometries and materials both in the form of refineable meshes for deterministic codes or Monte Carlo geometries consistent with deterministic models. Advanced SUSD: Improved tools for Sensitivity/Uncertainty Analysis. The development of tools for the analysis and estimation of sensitivities and uncertainties in calculations, or their propagation through complex computational schemes, in the field of neutronics, thermal hydraulics and also thermo-mechanics is of increasing importance for research and engineering applications. These tools allow establishing better margins for engineering designs and for the safe operation of nuclear facilities. Such tools are not sufficiently developed, but their need is increasingly evident in many activities

  16. Caracterización bovinométrica de hembras cebú y cruces con blanco orejinegro, romosinuano y angus.

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    Juan Fernando Medina.

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de caracterizar y determinar algunos factores que podrían ser de gran utilidad a la hora detomar decisiones en una empresa ganadera, se consideraron mediciones cuantitativas como la alzada yamplitud de isquiones, y cualitativas como la condición corporal, ángulo de anca, aplomos, ubre y pezones.Se realizaron análisis de varianza para las variables en cada estado fisiológico (hembras de levante, vacasparidas, vacas paridas preñadas, vacas horras y vacas horras preñadas y se consideraron los efectos de laedad del animal (regresión lineal y cuadrática y grupo genético del animal. Las hembras jóvenes (9 a 12meses tuvieron un peso promedio de 172.0 Kg., y las vacas adultas un promedio de peso entre 415 a 445Kg. En el peso, el efecto de grupo genético, fue altamente significativo en las vacas horras, donde losgrupos genéticos con mayor peso fueron el Cebú y cruce BON x Cebú. Para los otros estados fisiológicosno se encontraron diferencias estadísticas. Para las hembras de levante, las BxC/CxB (n= 100 presentaronmenor condición corporal frente a los CCO/BRH (n= 28, RxC/CxR (n= 50 y 3/4Cx1/4A (n= 15. En lasvacas horras el grupo genético CCO/BRH (n= 328 fue el que presentó la mejor condición corporal. Lasvacas horras preñadas mostraron diferencias entre los grupos genéticos CCO/BRH (n= 273 y AxC/CxA(n= 332. En las vacas paridas, el grupo genético 3/4Cx1/4A (n= 91 obtuvo un promedio superior a losotros grupos analizados. El grupo genético 3/4Cx1/4A presenta los mejores registros en cuanto a cualidadesfísicas en las vacas adultas, lo que confirma su potencial productivo para las zonas groecológicas similaresa las del presente estudio.

  17. LOCALIZADAS EN EL TRÓPICO ALTO COLOMBIANO

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    G Mejía

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Dentro de un estudio analítico observacional se realizó una encuesta en 28 fincas localizadas en 9 municipios del altiplano cundinamarqués, con el fin de conocer los aspectos administrativos y técnicos relacionados con el levante de terneras. Esta encuesta determinó lo siguiente. En el 71% de las fincas los propietarios viven en ellas. Todas cuentan con asistencia técnica, entre las que la veterinaria es la más frecuente (89%. El pasto kikuyo (Pennisetum clandestinum y los raygrass (Lolium spp son la principal base forrajera de las vacas en esta región. Las praderas son fertilizadas predominantemente con fertilizantes inorgánicos y su frecuencia de aplicación es menor a los 45 días. Sólo 4 fincas tenían sembrado otro tipo de forraje en porcentajes del 33, 10, 8 y 5%, respectivamente. Se encontró que en el 57% de las fincas se usan suplementos diferentes a los concentrados para mantener o aumentar la producción. Todas las fincas utilizaron sales mineralizadas. La cría de los terneros se caracterizó por utilizar como fuente de calostro el de la madre, con amamantamiento directo en el 65% de los casos. Otras formas de suministro fueron los teteros y los baldes solos o con chupo. Las terneras eran apartadas de la madre cuando nacían en el 42,9% de los casos, permanecían de 1 a 2 días en el 12,8%, 3 días en el 25,3% y más de 4 días en el 19% de los casos. En el 75% de los predios el método de levante más utilizado es el de estaca. El uso de lactoreemplazadores se observó en el 39% de los predios, ya sea en forma única, mezclados con leche o mezclados con leche de descarte.

  18. DESCRIPCIÓN DE 28 FINCAS PRODUCTORAS DE LECHE LOCALIZADAS EN EL TRÓPICO ALTO COLOMBIANO

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    Oliver O. J.

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    Full Text Available Dentro de un estudio analítico observacional se realizó una encuesta en 28 fincas locali¬zadas en 9 municipios del altiplano cundinamarqués, con el fin de conocer los aspectos administrativos y técnicos relacionados con el levante de terneras. Esta encuesta determinó lo siguiente. En el 71% de las fincas los propietarios viven en ellas. Todas cuentan con asistencia técnica, entre las que la veterinaria es la más frecuente (89%. El pasto kikuyo (Pennisetum clandestinum y los raygrass (Lolium spp son la principal base forrajera de las vacas en esta región. Las praderas son fertilizadas predominantemente con fertilizantes inorgánicos y su frecuencia de aplicación es menor a los 45 días. Sólo 4 fincas tenían sem-brado otro tipo de forraje en porcentajes del 33, 10, 8 y 5%, respectivamente. Se encontró que en el 57% de las fincas se usan suplementos diferentes a los concentrados para mantener o aumentar la producción. Todas las fincas utilizaron sales mineralizadas. La cría de los terneros se caracterizó por utilizar como fuente de calostro el de la madre, con amamanta¬miento directo en el 65% de los casos. Otras formas de suministro fueron los teteros y los baldes solos o con chupo. Las terneras eran apartadas de la madre cuando nacían en el 42,9% de los casos, permanecían de 1 a 2 días en el 12,8%, 3 días en el 25,3% y más de 4 días en el 19% de los casos. En el 75% de los predios el método de levante más utilizado es el de estaca. El uso de lactoreemplazadores se observó en el 39% de los predios, ya sea en forma única, mezclados con leche o mezclados con leche de descarte.

  19. La estancia de Isaac Albéniz en Valencia en 1882

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    Alemany Ferrer, Victoria

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    Full Text Available This work focuses on documenting the public performances that a young Issac Albéniz presented in Valencia during the summer of 1882 at barely twenty years of age. These concerts, wihch formed part of a tour that he then performed as a solo pianist in the Levante area (as well as in Alicante, Cartagena and Alcoy, can be taken as a reference of performance activity that Albéniz was able develop in the Spanish provincial capitals (out of Madrid and Barcelona. Likewise, it collects information about the social repercussion that such performances had in the city, the way in which its citizens welcomed the artist is described (staying in Valencia for at least twenty one days, and the relationships that he established with certain Valencian artists of that era, as well as equally young musicians, painters and sculptors, is analysed, who themselves went to enjoy a certain level of celebrity, nationally and even internationally.

    Este trabajo se centra en documentar las actuaciones públicas que ofreció un joven Isaac Albéniz con apenas veintidós años en Valencia durante el verano de 1882. Dichos conciertos, que formaban parte de una gira que entonces realizó como pianista solista por el levante español (también estuvo en Alicante, Cartagena y Alcoy, pueden tomarse como referencia de la actividad interpretativa que pudo desarrollar Albéniz en capitales de provincias españolas (fuera de grandes ciudades como Madrid y Barcelona hacia finales del siglo XIX. Asimismo, se recoge información sobre la repercusión social que tuvieron dichas actuaciones en la ciudad, se describe la forma en que sus ciudadanos acogieron al artista (que permaneció en Valencia durante, al menos, veintiún días y se analizan las relaciones que estableció con algunos artistas valencianos de la época, músicos, pintores y escultores jóvenes como él, que después lograron alcanzar cierta celebridad en ámbito nacional e incluso internacional.

  20. Las Opiniones sacadas de los más auténticos y antigos philósofos que sobre la alma escrivieron i sus definiciones, de Daniel Arón Afia.

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    Full Text Available Included in a volume published in 1568 in Venice alongside the first Spanish translation of Leon Hebreo’s Diálogos de amor, the Opiniones sacadas de los más auténticos y antigos philósofos que sobre la alma escrivieron y sus difiniciones, were written by Aron Daniel Afia, an important Latin and Philosophy scholar in the Salonika of the second half of the 16th c. Descendant of a Converso family returned to Judaism after settlement in Ottoman lands, his short twelve folio work is a compendium of definitions of the soul proposed by thinkers from Antiquity to Renaissance, being a precious example of the intellectual activity (in Latin, Spanish and Hebrew of the Conversos who chose exile in the Levant. The volume, dedicated to Philip II, shows the attachment of former Conversos to Spanish culture.Las Opiniones sacadas de los más auténticos y antigos philósofos que sobre la alma escrivieron y sus definiciones fueron publicadas en 1568 en Venecia, junto con la primera traducción española de los Diálogos de amor de León Hebreo. Escritas por Daniel Arón Afia, profesor de latín y filosofía establecido en la Salónica de la segunda mitad del siglo XVI, este autor de familia conversa vuelta al judaísmo tras su establecimiento en tierras otomanas. El opúsculo de apenas doce folios es un compendio de definiciones del alma propuestas por pensadores, desde la Antigüedad hasta el Renacimiento, muestra de la actividad intelectual desarrollada en hebreo, latín y castellano de los conversos que escogieron la vía del exilio en el Levante mediterráneo. El volumen fue dedicado a Felipe II y muestra el apego de su promotor a la cultura hispánica.

  1. Mesozoic carbonate-siliciclastic platform to basin systems of a South Tethyan margin (Egypt, East Mediterranean)

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    Tassy, Aurélie; Crouzy, Emmanuel; Gorini, Christian; Rubino, Jean-Loup

    2015-04-01

    The Mesozoïc Egyptian margin is the south margin of a remnant of the Neo-Tethys Ocean, at the African northern plate boundary. East Mediterranean basin developed during the late Triassic-Early Jurassic rifting with a NW-SE opening direction (Frizon de Lamotte et al., 2011). During Mesozoïc, Egypt margin was a transform margin with a NW-SE orientation of transform faults. In the Eastern Mediterranean basin, Mesozoïc margins are characterized by mixed carbonate-siliciclastics platforms where subsidence and eustacy are the main parameters controlling the facies distribution and geometries of the platform-to-basin transition. Geometries and facies on the platform-slope-basin system, today well constrained on the Levant area, where still poorly known on the Egyptian margin. Geometries and stratigraphic architecture of the Egyptian margin are revealed, thanks to a regional seismic and well data-base provided by an industrial-academic group (GRI, Total). The objective is to understand the sismostratigraphic architecture of the platform-slope-basin system in a key area from Western Desert to Nile delta and Levant margin. Mapping of the top Jurassic and top Cretaceous show seismic geomorphology of the margin, with the cartography of the hinge line from Western Desert to Sinaï. During the Jurassic, carbonate platform show a prograding profile and a distally thickening of the external platform, non-abrupt slope profiles, and palaeovalleys incisions. Since the Cretaceous, the aggrading and retrograding mixed carbonate-siliciclastic platform show an alternation of steep NW-SE oblique segments and distally steepened segments. These structures of the platform edge are strongly controlled by the inherited tethyan transform directions. Along the hinge line, embayments are interpreted as megaslides. The basin infilling is characterised by an alternation of chaotic seismic facies and high amplitude reflectors onlaping the paleoslopes. MTC deposits can mobilize thick sedimentary

  2. Regional models of metal production in Western Asia in the Chalcolithic, Early and Middle Bronze Ages

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    Avilova, Liudmila

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work is the reconstruction and comparative analysis of regional models of metal production in the Chalcolithic, Early and Middle Bronze Ages. The work is based on the statistical analysis of unique computer database on archaeological metal finds from four regions of the Near East: Anatolia, Mesopotamia, the Levant, and Iran. The materials are analysed by four indicators: distribution by the chronological periods, artefacts’ function, proportion of used metals and copper- based alloys. The author presents a series of conclusions concerning the preconditions for the beginnings of metal production in Western Asia and the pioneering role of Iran in its emergence, the important role the piedmont territories played in the development of metal production, the leap-like pattern of production dynamics shown by the periods, and its relation to the spread of a producing economy, long-distance exchange, and the emergence of the early civilizations.

    El objetivo de este trabajo es la reconstrucción y análisis comparativo de modelos regionales de producción metalúrgica del Calcolítico y la Edad del Bronce Inicial y Media. Se basa en el análisis estadístico de una base de datos única sobre hallazgos metálicos de cuatro regiones del Próximo Oriente: Anatolia, Mesopotamia, el Levante e Irán. Los materiales se analizan atendiendo a cuatro variables: períodos cronológicos, función de los artefactos, proporción de los metales usados y las distintas aleaciones del cobre. La autora aporta una serie de conclusiones respecto a las precondiciones para los inicios de la producción metalúrgica en el Oeste Asiático; sobre el papel pionero de Irán en su aparición; la importancia de los piedemontes en su desarrollo; el patrón no continuo que se observa en las dinámicas de producción por periodos; y su relación con la expansión de la economía de producción, el intercambio a larga distancia y la aparición de las

  3. Holocene environmental changes in northern Lebanon as inferred from a multiproxy study on lacustrine-palustrine sediment

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    Vidal, Laurence; Jenna, Hage-Hassen; Demory, François; Develle, Anne-Lise; van Campo, Elise; Elias, Ata

    2016-04-01

    The reconstruction of the Levantine post-glacial environmental evolution is essential to understand the interactions between variability of regional water cycle, dynamics of the global climate, and cultural evolution. We present a paleolacustrine record from the karstic Yammouneh basin (34.06N-34.09N; 36.0E-36.03E, 1360 m a.s.l.), located on the eastern flank of Mount Lebanon (northern Levant). Holocene sediments (retrieved from gully and a trenbch) (1.5 to 3.6 m thick) consist of pale lacustrine chalk interrupted by an ash layer and remarkable centimetric beds of ocher to dark brown silty clays used, in addition to 14C ages, as stratigraphical markers. Lacustrine biogenic remains are diversified and abundant (ostracods, gastropods, charophytes, chlorophyceae, plant debris…) all reflecting a freswater, generally shallow waterbody. We analysed the sediment mineralogy and geochemistry, TOM contents, magnetic properties, pollen and calcite oxygen isotope composition derived from ostracod shells. These sequences are compared to former data from 2 trenches and 1 core collected in different points of the basin (Daeron et al., 2007; Develle et al., 2009, 2010). A total of 42 AMS 14C dating (partly carbonized wood) provide a solid chronology from the YD to present. Results reveal the following main features : 1- intervals dominated by authigenic calcite suggest that the major water supply was the karstic springs, which still deliver Ca-rich water and low surface runoff; 2- the lake oxygen isotope composition has been impacted by the source isotope composition throughout the Holocene and by increased inland rainfall during the early Holocene; 3- a decideous oak forest, implying much more soil water availability than today, was developed around the lake from ca. 11.5 to 9.5 kyr (the very bad pollen preservation after 8.3 kyr reflects oxidation or frequent oscillations of the water level); 4- four paleosols evidenced from lithofacies and magnetic properties are identified

  4. Large-Scale Breeding of Dysdercus Peruvianus G. and its Sterilization by Gamma Rays

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    Simon, J. E.

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    A method of large-scale breeding of Dysdercus peruvianus G. (family Pyrrhocoridae) with natural food and giving a hundred-fold population increase each month has been developed in the Entomology Laboratories of the Experimental Agricultural Station at La Molina, Lima, Peru. Cages 90 x 60 x 60 cm are used; 2000 adults are placed in each, care being taken that there are not more males than females (two males to each three females are sufficient). The cage floor consists of wire mesh with nine strands per square inch; the roof, made of cloth or mesh with 14-18 strands per square inch, is fitted with a 15-W fluorescent light or a 60-W incandescent light, and the walls are of wood or some other washable material. Inside the cages are placed two containers with levant cotton shoots, and about 500 g of seed are scattered on the floor. Under the mesh is a sloping floor of plexiglas or some other smooth material which allows the eggs to slide down to a collecting channel ending in a tube marked in centimetres (1 cm 3 = 4250 eggs). Similar cages, but with a wooden or brass floor, are used to contain ½ cm 3 of eggs, which are scattered on the floor covered with levant cotton seed. The eggs hatch and the nymphs grow in this cage until they reach the adult stage, when they are taken out in batches of 2000 and transferred to tanks for adults or irradiated. Doses of 1000, 2500, 5000 and 10 000 R were used, and sterility was obtained from 2500 R, at which dose eggs were produced and development occurred to the first nymph stage. At 5000 and 10 000 R the eggs did not develop. At 1000 R development was normal, and in addition the cycle was accelerated and there were more eggs. Irradiated males and females accepted, and were accepted by, normal insects without discrimination. Competence levels of 2, 8, 32 and 128 males were tested. (author) [es

  5. Trgovci iz gradova pokrajine Marche aktivni u Dubrovniku u 16. stoljeću

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    Marko Moroni

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    Full Text Available As natural allies against Venetian supremacy in the Adriatic, Dubrovnik and Ancona had developed trade relations from medieval times. They reached their heyday in the sixteenth century, after the weakening of Venice under papal pressure and defeat in the battle of Agnadello, but also the Ottoman expansion in the Balkans and Hungarian downfall. By taking control of the Balkan trade, under special tributary terms with the Ottomans, Ragusans enjoyed most favourable privileges. The merchants of Ancona, whose port welcomed Ragusan ships laden with goods from the Balkans and the Levant, were attracted by the trade prospects across the Adriatic. Migration routes between the two Adriatic shores intensifi ed. Archival sources from as early as the fi fteenth century provide data on merchants from the Marche region with residence in Dubrovnik, from which they found it easier to manage their affairs in the Levant. At the same time, the Ragusans opened a consulate in Pesaro, a city from which, together with Ancona and Fermo, came the majority of Marche merchants. Besides trade, archive series Debiti di Notaria and Noli e Sicurtà of the State Archives in Dubrovnik testify to other business dealings undertaken by foreigners from the region of Marche in Dubrovnik, such as credit and insurance activities. Thus it comes as no surprise that these circumstances proved fertile ground for personal relations: Cvijeta Zuzorić, famous Ragusan poetess, spent many years in Ancona with her family, while the writer Michele Gabrieli alias Monaldi, originally from Prato, was highly esteemed by the Ragusan philosopher Nikola Vitov Gozze, who chose him as collocutor in his Discorsi sopra le Metheore d’Aristotile, published in Venice in 1584. Among many distinguished persons who arrived in Dubrovnik from the region of Marche in this period was Girolamo Matteucci, Archbishop of Dubrovnik from 1579 to 1583, and his cousin, Saporoso Matteucci, who acted as the “general of the

  6. Charred wood remains in the natufian sequence of el-Wad terrace (Israel): New insights into the climatic, environmental and cultural changes at the end of the Pleistocene

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    Caracuta, Valentina; Weinstein-Evron, Mina; Yeshurun, Reuven; Kaufman, Daniel; Tsatskin, Alexander; Boaretto, Elisabetta

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    The major social and economic changes associated with the rise of a sedentary lifestyle and the gradual transition to food production in the southern Levant are often considered to have been triggered by climate changes at the end of the Pleistocene (∼20,000-11,000 years BP). This explanation, however, is biased by the scarcity of high-resolution climate records directly associated with human activity and the lack of refined palaeoecological studies from multi-stratified sites in the area. Here, we present the results of an anthracological analysis, carried out on charcoals collected along a continuous column of archaeological sediments in the Natufian site of el-Wad Terrace (Mount Carmel, Israel). We also present the carbon isotopes analysis of 14C-dated archaeological remains of Amygdalus sp. The analyses of charcoal shows the predominance of an oak forest including Quercus calliprinos and ithaburensis around the site during the Early Natufian building phase (∼14,600-13,700 cal BP), and the values of Δ13C point to a high rainfall rate. This period is followed by a marked decrease in the local rainfall between ∼13,700 and 12,000 cal BP). The reduction, culturally associated with the latest Early Natufian and the Late Natufian, is independently recorded by the speleothems of the region: Soreq Cave and Jerusalem Cave. This period incorporates an increase in drought tolerant species such as Amygdalus sp. Thermo-Mediterranean species, such as Olea europaea and Ceratonia siliqua, as well as Pistacia palaestina, which dominate the modern landscape, become established in the Holocene. We conclude that the Natufian settlement at el-Wad Terrace flourished in the context of oak forests, and subsequently occupation intensity decreased in concurrence to the drying trend. This shift does not correspond to the cultural typology (i.e. Early Natufian vs. Late Natufian). Human response to climate change at the terminal Pleistocene Levant was multifaceted and localized. Its

  7. Chronology of Ksar Akil (Lebanon) and Implications for the Colonization of Europe by Anatomically Modern Humans

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    Douka, Katerina; Bergman, Christopher A.; Hedges, Robert E. M.; Wesselingh, Frank P.; Higham, Thomas F. G.

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    The Out-of-Africa model holds that anatomically modern humans (AMH) evolved and dispersed from Africa into Asia, and later Europe. Palaeoanthropological evidence from the Near East assumes great importance, but AMH remains from the region are extremely scarce. ‘Egbert’, a now-lost AMH fossil from the key site of Ksar Akil (Lebanon) and ‘Ethelruda’, a recently re-discovered fragmentary maxilla from the same site, are two rare examples where human fossils are directly linked with early Upper Palaeolithic archaeological assemblages. Here we radiocarbon date the contexts from which Egbert and Ethelruda were recovered, as well as the levels above and below the findspots. In the absence of well-preserved organic materials, we primarily used marine shell beads, often regarded as indicative of behavioural modernity. Bayesian modelling allows for the construction of a chronostratigraphic framework for Ksar Akil, which supports several conclusions. The model-generated age estimates place Egbert between 40.8–39.2 ka cal BP (68.2% prob.) and Ethelruda between 42.4–41.7 ka cal BP (68.2% prob.). This indicates that Egbert is of an age comparable to that of the oldest directly-dated European AMH (Peştera cu Oase). Ethelruda is older, but on current estimates not older than the modern human teeth from Cavallo in Italy. The dating of the so-called “transitional” or Initial Upper Palaeolithic layers of the site may indicate that the passage from the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic at Ksar Akil, and possibly in the wider northern Levant, occurred later than previously estimated, casting some doubts on the assumed singular role of the region as a locus for human dispersals into Europe. Finally, tentative interpretations of the fossil's taxonomy, combined with the chronometric dating of Ethelruda's context, provides evidence that the transitional/IUP industries of Europe and the Levant, or at least some of them, may be the result of early modern human migration(s). PMID

  8. Y-chromosome phylogeographic analysis of the Greek-Cypriot population reveals elements consistent with Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements.

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    Voskarides, Konstantinos; Mazières, Stéphane; Hadjipanagi, Despina; Di Cristofaro, Julie; Ignatiou, Anastasia; Stefanou, Charalambos; King, Roy J; Underhill, Peter A; Chiaroni, Jacques; Deltas, Constantinos

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    The archeological record indicates that the permanent settlement of Cyprus began with pioneering agriculturalists circa 11,000 years before present, (ca. 11,000 y BP). Subsequent colonization events followed, some recognized regionally. Here, we assess the Y-chromosome structure of Cyprus in context to regional populations and correlate it to phases of prehistoric colonization. Analysis of haplotypes from 574 samples showed that island-wide substructure was barely significant in a spatial analysis of molecular variance (SAMOVA). However, analyses of molecular variance (AMOVA) of haplogroups using 92 binary markers genotyped in 629 Cypriots revealed that the proportion of variance among the districts was irregularly distributed. Principal component analysis (PCA) revealed potential genetic associations of Greek-Cypriots with neighbor populations. Contrasting haplogroups in the PCA were used as surrogates of parental populations. Admixture analyses suggested that the majority of G2a-P15 and R1b-M269 components were contributed by Anatolia and Levant sources, respectively, while Greece Balkans supplied the majority of E-V13 and J2a-M67. Haplotype-based expansion times were at historical levels suggestive of recent demography. Analyses of Cypriot haplogroup data are consistent with two stages of prehistoric settlement. E-V13 and E-M34 are widespread, and PCA suggests sourcing them to the Balkans and Levant/Anatolia, respectively. The persistent pre-Greek component is represented by elements of G2-U5(xL30) haplogroups: U5*, PF3147, and L293. J2b-M205 may contribute also to the pre-Greek strata. The majority of R1b-Z2105 lineages occur in both the westernmost and easternmost districts. Distinctively, sub-haplogroup R1b- M589 occurs only in the east. The absence of R1b- M589 lineages in Crete and the Balkans and the presence in Asia Minor are compatible with Late Bronze Age influences from Anatolia rather than from Mycenaean Greeks.

  9. Concentration and distribution of dissolved amino acids in a shallow hydrothermal system, Vulcano Island (Italy)

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    Svensson, E.; Skoog, A. [University of Connecticut, Groton, CT (United States). Dept. of Marine Sciences; Amend, J.P. [Washington University, St. Louis, MO (United States). Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences

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    Hydrothermal systems are known to harbour a large number of microorganisms, but the organic chemical composition of the solution that comprises their potential substrate is largely unknown. Concentrations and distributions of dissolved free amino acids (DFAA) and dissolved combined amino acids (DCAA) were determined in fluids from the moderate-temperature (42-89{sup o}C), shallow hydrothermal system on the volcanically active island of Vulcano, Italy. The seven samples represent three different geological settings on the island; shallow ({approx} 1 m) submarine vents, geothermal wells, and seeps in heated beach sediments, in addition to ambient local seawater from the bay, Baia di Levante. All hydrothermal sites, with one exception, had TDAA concentrations that were 3-114 times higher than local seawater in Baia di Levante. There were large similarities in amino acid concentration and composition among samples from the same geological setting. The highest amino acid concentrations were found at sites with acidic and reducing conditions, which also had the largest freshwater component. An unusually high fraction of the TDAA pool was represented by DFAA (33-87%), possibly due to in situ acid hydrolysis of DCAA to DFAA. Both DFAA and DCAA concentrations were correlated to DOC, indicating similar source and sink functions for these pools. The yield of TDAA (TDAA-carbon as fraction of organic carbon) ranged from 2% to 25%, which is high compared with non-hydrothermal settings, and indicates high biological lability. The mole fraction of {beta}-alanine plus {gamma}-aminobutyric acid (% BALA + GABA) was 2-2.7% of TDAA, also indicating high biological lability. Owing to the high over-all amino acid concentrations, the high fraction of DFAAs, and the high biological lability of the organic matter, organic matter in general and amino acids specifically could represent significant carbon and energy sources for archaea and bacteria in this hydrothermal system. The clear

  10. Edificio propiedad de la «Home Insurance»

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    Full Text Available On a 5,564 m2 site, in Honolulu, this buildings has an actual ground area of 4,645 m2. It has five storeys. The first three floors and part of the fourth floor —which contains the cafeteria and lecture room— are occupied by the offices and other installations of the «Home Insurance» in Hawaii. The remaining space is let out. The project has also parking space for 100 cars. The design of the general layout has been planned thinking of possible extensions and adaptations to new functional requirements. Aluminium Venetian blinds have been fitted, and these have proved to be a successful protection against intense sunlight, since they prevent the light to shine directly on the office desks, they reduce lateral luminosity, and insure a satisfactory level of illumination. The entrance hall has a fine mural, designed by Gerald Allison and made by Hawaii Ceramics.Ha sido construido en Honolulú, sobre un solar de 5.564 ms2, de los que la edificación ocupa una superficie de 4.645 metros cuadrados. Consta de cinco plantas: la planta baja, primera, segunda y parte de la cuarta—en la que se distribuyen la cafetería y la sala de conferencias—, las utiliza para sus oficinas y dependencias principales, en Hawai, la «Home Insurance»; la tercera y resto de la cuarta se destinan a alquiler. Dispone también de un gran aparcamiento con capacidad para 100 coches. Todas sus instalaciones han sido proyectadas, previendo la fácil realización de futuras ampliaciones y adaptaciones a nuevas necesidades. La celosía de aluminio ha demostrado ser buena solución para la protección contra el sol, pues impide que los rayos solares incidan directamente sobre las mesas de trabajo, reduce el brillo lateral, y asegura una buena visibilidad. Como aportación de las Artes Plásticas existe un mural en el vestíbulo de entrada, diseñado por Gerald Allison y realizado por Cerámicas Hawai.

  11. 教育制度中的社會正義理論分析 ― 多元觀點與比較基礎建構 A Study of Social Justice Theories in Educational Systems: Multiple-Perspectives and Construction of Comparative Foundation

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    王俊斌 Chun-Ping, Wang

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    Full Text Available 有關社會正義與教育公平議題之研究,當代呈現資源論轉向或能力取向理論之「後羅爾斯」思潮。在此脈絡下,本研究之目的如下:首先,對比「經濟正義」與「司法正義」,藉此說明「教育正義」內涵之特殊性及其複雜性;其次,分析英、美與華人社會「教育正義」理念及其制度運作之社會脈絡,並以此反映「教育正義」的「同語歧義」現象;第三,為解決各國教育制度之正義觀點之可比較性基礎,本研究將考察當代政治哲學研究的「後羅爾轉向」,諸如Thomas Pogge、Gerald A. Cohen、Iris M. Young、Nancy Fraser、Amartya Sen、Martha Nussbaum等學者見解,企圖以此建立多元角度之比較視野;最後,將依據多元「正義」觀點之比較視野,建構各國教育制度之社會正義比較的參照架構。 Within the context of capitalist globalization, almost all justice theories are inevitably influenced by John Rawls’s notions of “justice as fairness” or political liberalism. Recently, a number of frontier studies or critical revisions have appeared, authored by such people as Thomas Pogge, Gerald A. Cohen, Iris M. Young, Nancy Fraser, Amartya Sen, and Matha Nussbaum, which have merged to form a contemporary “Post-Rawlsian Turn”. The main purposes of this article are as follows: firstly, to analyze different theoretical claims relating to “educational justice” and assess their feasibility; secondly, to inquire into the reasons why particular educational justice discourses are raised within certain social contexts; thirdly, to discuss different perspectives of “social justice” and elaborate on their educational implications; finally, to compare different orientations towards “justice” and attempt to provide a reasonable basis for the comparative study of social justice theories in educational systems.

  12. 'Framing' y morfología en el tratamiento periodístico de las drogas

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    Francisco Núñez-Romero Olmo

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    Full Text Available El consumo de drogas es un problema de primera magnitud en España, tal y como destacan los estudios nacionales e internacionales. Sin embargo, la prensa española, tradicionalmente, ha reflejado el tema en clave de delito. Este artículo plantea un análisis del tratamiento informativo de la droga en los diarios nacionales El País y El Mundo y en los valencianos Las Provincias y Levante-EMV durante el año 2010 desde dos puntos de vista: análisis de contenido desde la perspectiva del framing y análisis de morfología comparada. Los resultados confirman que el modelo informativo vigente no difiere del de hace décadas en España, pero que, sin embargo, los diarios destacan formalmente temas y frames que no son los que tienen un mayor índice de cobertura, lo que plantea un choque entre la teoría de la agenda setting y el framing con la teoría de la construcción social de la realidad.

  13. The earliest modern humans outside Africa.

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    Hershkovitz, Israel; Weber, Gerhard W; Quam, Rolf; Duval, Mathieu; Grün, Rainer; Kinsley, Leslie; Ayalon, Avner; Bar-Matthews, Miryam; Valladas, Helene; Mercier, Norbert; Arsuaga, Juan Luis; Martinón-Torres, María; Bermúdez de Castro, José María; Fornai, Cinzia; Martín-Francés, Laura; Sarig, Rachel; May, Hila; Krenn, Viktoria A; Slon, Viviane; Rodríguez, Laura; García, Rebeca; Lorenzo, Carlos; Carretero, Jose Miguel; Frumkin, Amos; Shahack-Gross, Ruth; Bar-Yosef Mayer, Daniella E; Cui, Yaming; Wu, Xinzhi; Peled, Natan; Groman-Yaroslavski, Iris; Weissbrod, Lior; Yeshurun, Reuven; Tsatskin, Alexander; Zaidner, Yossi; Weinstein-Evron, Mina

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    To date, the earliest modern human fossils found outside of Africa are dated to around 90,000 to 120,000 years ago at the Levantine sites of Skhul and Qafzeh. A maxilla and associated dentition recently discovered at Misliya Cave, Israel, was dated to 177,000 to 194,000 years ago, suggesting that members of the Homo sapiens clade left Africa earlier than previously thought. This finding changes our view on modern human dispersal and is consistent with recent genetic studies, which have posited the possibility of an earlier dispersal of Homo sapiens around 220,000 years ago. The Misliya maxilla is associated with full-fledged Levallois technology in the Levant, suggesting that the emergence of this technology is linked to the appearance of Homo sapiens in the region, as has been documented in Africa. Copyright © 2018, The Authors, some rights reserved; exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science. No claim to original U.S. Government Works.

  14. Sit to stand in elderly fallers vs non-fallers: new insights from force platform and electromyography data.

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    Chorin, Frédéric; Cornu, Christophe; Beaune, Bruno; Frère, Julien; Rahmani, Abderrahmane

    2016-10-01

    The sit-to-stand movement requires balance control and coordination between the trunk and lower limbs. For these reasons, it is commonly used in clinics for evaluating lower limb muscle function in the elderly. The aim of the present study was to point out re levant biomechanical and neurophysiological sit-to-stand parameters allowing comparison between elderly fallers and non-fallers. Ten elderly fallers and thirty non-fallers performed sit-to-stand movements. Sit-to-stand mechanical (maximal and mean force, impulse) and temporal parameters were measured in the vertical and anteroposterior axes using force platforms. Activity of rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, and gastrocnemius lateralis muscles was bilaterally recorded by surface electromyography. Time to realize sit-to-stand movements was significantly longer in elderly fallers compared to non-fallers (p movement are the most relevant parameters to differentiate fallers and non-fallers. Moreover, these factors highlight different strategies to rise from a chair between faller and non-faller group, suggesting that fallers would constantly adjust their control balance during the sit-to-stand movement.

  15. Active Thrusting Offshore Mount Lebanon: Source of the Tsunamigenic A.D. 551 Beirut-Tripoli Earthquake

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    Tapponnier, P.; Elias, A.; Singh, S.; King, G.; Briais, A.; Daeron, M.; Carton, H.; Sursock, A.; Jacques, E.; Jomaa, R.; Klinger, Y.

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    On July 9, AD 551, a large earthquake, followed by a tsunami destroyed most of the coastal cities of Phoenicia (modern-day Lebanon). This was arguably one of the most devastating historical submarine earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean. Geophysical data from the Shalimar survey unveils the source of this Mw=7.5 event: rupture of the offshore, hitherto unknown, 100?150 km-long, active, east-dipping Mount Lebanon Thrust (MLT). Deep-towed sonar swaths along the base of prominent bathymetric escarpments reveal fresh, west facing seismic scarps that cut the sediment-smoothed seafloor. The MLT trace comes closest (~ 8 km) to the coast between Beirut and Enfeh, where as 13 radiocarbon-calibrated ages indicate, a shoreline-fringing Vermetid bench suddenly emerged by ~ 80 cm in the 6th century AD. At Tabarja, the regular vertical separation (~ 1 m) of higher fossil benches, suggests uplift by 3 more comparable-size earthquakes since the Holocene sea-level reached a maximum ca. 7-6 ka, implying a 1500?1750 yr recurrence time. Unabated thrusting on the MLT likely orchestrated the growth of Mt. Lebanon since the late Miocene. The newly discovered MLT has been the missing piece in the Dead Sea Transform and eastern Mediterranean tectonic scheme. Identifying the source of the AD 551 event thus ends a complete reassessment of the sources of the major historical earthquakes on the various faults of the Lebanese Restraining Bend of the Levant Fault System (or Dead Sea Transform).

  16. DIFICULTADES EPISTEMOLÓGICAS Y TÉCNICAS EN ENCUESTAS A POBLACIÓN ELUSIVA: EL CASO DE LOS TURISTAS RESIDENCIALES

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    José Andrés Domínguez

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    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra una variedad de posibles soluciones ante las dificultades que los científicos sociales pueden encontrarse en la investigación cuantitativa con poblaciones elusivas. Estas dificultades son de dos tipos: epistemológicas y técnicas. Desde el punto de vista epistemológico, se subraya la necesidad de adaptación de la investigación a las características de la población objeto de estudio, pues la elusividad de la población no puede considerarse un obstáculo insalvable. Esta flexibilidad se muestra más constructiva, en términos de consecución de objetivos de investigación, que un posicionamiento más rígido o tradicional, más apegado a modelos preestablecidos. Desde el punto de vista técnico, se muestran las soluciones ante cada dificultad encontrada en el curso de un estudio de caso: la población turístico-residencial del destino Costa Blanca en el Levante español. Estas soluciones se demuestran, finalmente, como adecuadas al contrastar los resultados con encuestas oficiales tipo panel realizadas de forma tradicional en origen.

  17. LEARNING INSTITUTIONS’ VULNERABILITY TO TERRORISM. AN OVERVIEW OF ISSUE COVERAGE IN NOWADAYS’ MEDIA AND SPECIALISED LITERATURE & A CASE STUDY OF GARISSA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, KENYA

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    Elijah Onyango Standslause ODHIAMBO

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    Full Text Available Terrorist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, (ISIL, Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda have the knowledge and the capability to strike anywhere in Kenya and with Kenya Defense Forces’ (KDF incursion into Somalia in mid-October 2011, the citizens in Mandera, Moyale, Garrisa, Nairobi and Mombasa have been attacked and lives lost. This confirms that Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda have been motivated by Kenya Defense Forces’ (KDF, now under the African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM incursion into Somalia and they will continue to attack Kenya as a way of retaliation. The importance of Learning Institutions makes it a soft target for ISIL, Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda terrorists. The fact that ISIL, Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda terrorists will strike at Learning Institutions is real and this can be confirmed by the Garissa University College, Kenya terror attack where 148 people were killed on 2 April, 2015. The risk of terrorists attack against this critical infrastructure can result in communal disruptions, disarray, and even overreaction on the part of governments and the public as a result of any attack, may be high. We argue that Learning Institutions are vulnerable to ISIL, Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks. In summary, the article looks at the concepts of terrorism, the dangers of attack on Learning Institutions, Kenya’s Learning Institutions preparedness and concludes with a set of recommendations.

  18. Do Xá ao Aiatolá: a revolução iraniana através de Veja (1978-1979 = The Shah to the Ayatollah: the iranian revolution through Veja (1978-1979

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    Full Text Available Ao longo da década de 1970, o Irã passava por um momento de instabilidade política e social, o qual, no final dessa década, culminou em um levante popular que decretaria o fim de uma monarquia autocrática e ditatorial do xá Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. Desta forma, iniciava-se no Irã a República Teocrática Islâmica, liderada pelo aiatolá Ruhlloh Khomeini. O processo de queda da monarquia e promulgação de uma República Teocrática Islâmica, o qual, a historiografia denominou Revolução Iraniana, foi mundialmente explorado pelos meios de comunicação de massa, inclusive no Brasil. A partir disto, procuramos analisar como o periódico brasileiro semanal Veja abordou o processo iraniano, a partir de algumas edições que, inclusive, foram capa do semanário. Sendo assim, nossa proposta contempla o estudo da história através da imprensa. Assim, objetivamos analisar a história por meio da imprensa, problematizando os eventos a luz do conteúdo noticiado pelo semanário Veja

  19. CERN Open Days The LHC demystified!

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    Lots of surprises are being planned for the CERN Open Days scheduled for 5 and 6 April (see 21 January edition of the Bulletin). Fred’s itinerary on 6 April 20089.00 a.m\tDeparture from SM12 at CERN (the pit down which all the LHC magnets were lowered into the tunnel)9.15 a.m. Saint-Genis theatre10.00 a.m.\tRoussillon communal hall in Crozet 10.50 a.m. La Chenaille communal hall in Echenevex 11.40 a.m. CMS Building SX5 at Cessy 2.30 p.m. La Forge communal hall in Versonnex 3.30 p.m. Le Levant communal hall in Ferney Voltaire4.40 Forum in Meyrin 5.30 p.m. Main Auditorium at CERN For instance, Fred, who fronts the French television programme "C’est pas sorcier" on France 3 will be taking part in the Open Day for the general public on Sunday, 6 April. He will be on board a CERN lorry carrying a 35 tonne 15 m long dipole magnet and will make halts at eight Swiss and French communes around the LHC Ring to meet the local inhabitants (see...

  20. ANALISIS DE COSTEO PARA UN SISTEMA DE PRODUCCION DE LECHERIA ESPECIALIZADA "UN ACERCAMIENTO AL ANÁLISIS ECONÓMICO EN GANADERÍA DE LECHE": ESTUDIO DE CASO

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    Full Text Available Con este estudio se pretende mostrar a pequeños y medianos productores de sistemas de producción de lechería especializada, un método adecuado para determinar costos de producción, mediante la estructuración de centros de costos de los procesos productivos allí identificados (praderas, cría y levante y centros de utilidades (producción de leche; herramienta que se convierte en la mayor fuente de información interna en las empresas, con el fin de posibilitar la toma de decisiones administrativas adecuadas. Para el estudio de caso, fue seleccionada La Pradera, finca ubicada en la vereda La Almería, municipio de la Unión, Antioquia. Los análisis económicos muestran el comportamiento de los diferentes elementos de costo en la obtención del costo unitario de producción por: litro de leche, kilogramo de pasto, mantenimiento promedio por día de un ternero y de una novilla.

  1. The dispersal of Homo sapiens across southern Asia: how early, how often, how complex?

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    Dennell, Robin; Petraglia, Michael D.

    2012-07-01

    The timing and the paths of colonization of southern Asia by Homo sapiens are poorly known, though many population geneticists, paleoanthropologists, and archaeologists have contended that this process began with dispersal from East Africa, and occurred between 60,000 and 40,000 years ago. However, the evidence for this scenario is very weak, particularly the lack of human skeletal evidence between the Levant and Borneo before 40 ka, and other explanations are possible. Here we argue that environmental and archaeological information is increasingly indicating the likelihood that H. sapiens exited Africa much earlier than commonly thought, and may have colonized much of southern Asia well before 60,000 years ago. Additionally, we cannot exclude the possibility that several dispersal events occurred, from both North and East Africa, nor the likelihood that early populations of H. sapiens in southern Asia interbred with indigenous populations of Neanderthals, Denisovans and Homo erectus. The population history of southern Asia during the Upper Pleistocene is likely far more complex than currently envisaged.

  2. Cultivo de microalgas Isochrysis galbana y Nannochloropsis sp. para alimentación de larvas de peces marinos

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    María Fernanda Pereira Gutiérrez

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    Full Text Available En la producción de alimento vivo, representado principalmente por microalgas, se buscan nuevas técnicas de medios de cultivo sustituyendo las fórmulas tradicionales en aras de reducir costos. Teniendo en cuenta esto, se usó un medio no convencional (fertilizantes industriales para producir las microalgas Isochrysis galbana y Nannochloropsis sp. en cultivos estáticos, y se alcanzaron densidades de 7,5 × 106 cel mL–1 de Nannochloropsis sp. en 1000 L y 0,265 × 106 cel mL–1 de I. galbana en 250 L. Hubo un crecimiento exponencial, que se alcanzó entre los tres y los ocho días, en que se duplicaron las densidades iniciales. Se sugiere cosechar en lapsos cortos (hasta cuatro días, debido a la proliferación de contaminantes y la disminución de la calidad de las células con el tiempo. Se concluye que el medio diseñado para el enriquecimiento del cultivo es una alternativa viable para la producción de las microalgas que permite satisfacer la demanda alimenticia en el levante de larvas de peces marinos.

  3. Raw material variability as archaeological tools: Preliminary results from a geochemical study of the basalt vessel workshop at Iron Age Tel Hazor, Israel

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    Tatjana Gluhak

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The discovery of a basalt vessel workshop at Tel Hazor, one of the most important Iron Age sites in the Near East, marks a turning point in our understanding of stone artifact production and distribution during the1st millennium BCE. It offers a rare opportunity to characterize ancient raw material sources, production sites, and study production, trade and distribution systems. The basalt vessel workshop, the only one of its kind in the Levant, produced large quantities of bowl preforms and production waste. To better understand the production and distribution systems behind this specialized production center, in 2011 we initiated a focused geochemical project that concentrated on the products of this unique workshop.  We measured the major and trace element composition of 44 unfinished basalt vessels from the workshop and other contexts at Hazor, and can demonstrate that the majority of these objects were derived from one specific, geochemically well-constrained, basaltic rock source. Only a few bowls clearly deviate from this geochemical composition and were produced using raw material from other sources. Thus, we believe that one major quarry existed that supplied the Hazor workshop with the majority of the basaltic raw material. The products from this specific extraction site provide us with a “Hazor reference group” that can be used to test whether or not finished vessels from Hazor and contemporary sites were produced in the Hazor workshop.

  4. Portofino, between elite tourism and depopulation

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    Francesco Gastaldi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The celebrity of Portofino is not derived from a recent operation of local marketing, but is rooted in solid naturalistic and geographical reasons. In the "boom" years Portofino's international fame, exclusively for luxury turism, has developed and established itself as spearhead of all the entire "Riviera del Levante". Parallel to this development opportunity, which replaced the traditional activities no longer profitable, we are witnessing a gradual and steady residents' abandonment of the city. The depopulation of the town of Portofino has been the subject of different analysis and evaluations, most of them negative but look at Portofino as a symbol of the power of rich people who are expelling the traditional inhabitants, it is, however, simplistic and reductive in comparison with the complexity of social and economic phenomena. This statement seems rather dictated by feeling, linked to a picturesque image of Italian villages which historical iconography has bequeathed to us. the paper reconstructs the main events related to the speculation of the sixties and the problems linked to territory management and environment preservation of "Tigullio" area, which still is under strong pressure due to mass tourism. Today in Portofino we are witnessing a common phenomenon to all the hinterland countries: "alive" at during part year and "frozen" during low season, as happens in most of the touristic localities close to large urban areas.

  5. Rising temperatures, rising tensions : climate change and the risk of violent conflict in the Middle East

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    Brown, O.; Crawford, A.

    2009-07-01

    Scientific evidence suggests that climate change will have significant impacts to food security, disease prevalence, population distribution, and water availability in the Middle East. This paper discussed the likelihood of increased conflict as a result of climatic change in Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and the occupied Palestinian territory. A range of consultations and interviews with experts were analyzed in order to determine security threats in the region over the next 40 years. The study showed that the legacy of conflict in the region will hamper its ability to adapt to climate change. Climate change is likely to increase competition for water resources, intensify food shortages, and hinder economic growth. Climate change may also lead to forced migration and tensions with existing refugee populations and increase the militarization of natural resources. Strategies to pursue sustainable development in the Levant region included fostering a culture of conservation, addressing core tensions related to agriculture and water development, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Regional cooperation is needed to develop effective approaches for GHG emissions reduction plans. 68 refs., 3 tabs., 22 figs.

  6. Ancient mitogenomes of Phoenicians from Sardinia and Lebanon: A story of settlement, integration, and female mobility.

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    Matisoo-Smith, E; Gosling, A L; Platt, D; Kardailsky, O; Prost, S; Cameron-Christie, S; Collins, C J; Boocock, J; Kurumilian, Y; Guirguis, M; Pla Orquín, R; Khalil, W; Genz, H; Abou Diwan, G; Nassar, J; Zalloua, P

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    The Phoenicians emerged in the Northern Levant around 1800 BCE and by the 9th century BCE had spread their culture across the Mediterranean Basin, establishing trading posts, and settlements in various European Mediterranean and North African locations. Despite their widespread influence, what is known of the Phoenicians comes from what was written about them by the Greeks and Egyptians. In this study, we investigate the extent of Phoenician integration with the Sardinian communities they settled. We present 14 new ancient mitogenome sequences from pre-Phoenician (~1800 BCE) and Phoenician (~700-400 BCE) samples from Lebanon (n = 4) and Sardinia (n = 10) and compare these with 87 new complete mitogenomes from modern Lebanese and 21 recently published pre-Phoenician ancient mitogenomes from Sardinia to investigate the population dynamics of the Phoenician (Punic) site of Monte Sirai, in southern Sardinia. Our results indicate evidence of continuity of some lineages from pre-Phoenician populations suggesting integration of indigenous Sardinians in the Monte Sirai Phoenician community. We also find evidence of the arrival of new, unique mitochondrial lineages, indicating the movement of women from sites in the Near East or North Africa to Sardinia, but also possibly from non-Mediterranean populations and the likely movement of women from Europe to Phoenician sites in Lebanon. Combined, this evidence suggests female mobility and genetic diversity in Phoenician communities, reflecting the inclusive and multicultural nature of Phoenician society.

  7. Architecture, sedentism, and social complexity at Pre-Pottery Neolithic A WF16, Southern Jordan

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    Finlayson, Bill; Mithen, Steven J.; Najjar, Mohammad; Smith, Sam; Maričević, Darko; Pankhurst, Nick; Yeomans, Lisa

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    Recent excavations at Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) WF16 in southern Jordan have revealed remarkable evidence of architectural developments in the early Neolithic. This sheds light on both special purpose structures and “domestic” settlement, allowing fresh insights into the development of increasingly sedentary communities and the social systems they supported. The development of sedentary communities is a central part of the Neolithic process in Southwest Asia. Architecture and ideas of homes and households have been important to the debate, although there has also been considerable discussion on the role of communal buildings and the organization of early sedentarizing communities since the discovery of the tower at Jericho. Recently, the focus has been on either northern Levantine PPNA sites, such as Jerf el Ahmar, or the emergence of ritual buildings in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B of the southern Levant. Much of the debate revolves around a division between what is interpreted as domestic space, contrasted with “special purpose” buildings. Our recent evidence allows a fresh examination of the nature of early Neolithic communities. PMID:21536900

  8. Experimental Barley Flour Production in 12,500-Year-Old Rock-Cut Mortars in Southwestern Asia.

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    David Eitam

    Full Text Available Experimental archaeology at a Natufian site in the Southern Levant documents for the first time the use of 12,500-year-old rock-cut mortars for producing wild barley flour, some 2,000 to 3,000 years before cereal cultivation. Our reconstruction involved processing wild barley on the prehistoric threshing floor, followed by use of the conical mortars (a common feature in Natufian sites, thereby demonstrating the efficient peeling and milling of hulled grains. This discovery complements nearly 80 years of investigations suggesting that the Natufians regularly harvested almost-ripe wild cereals using sickles hafted with flint blades. Sickles had been replicated in the past and tested in the field for harvesting cereals, thusly obtaining the characteristic sheen along the edge of the hafted flint blades as found in Natufian remnants. Here we report that Natufian wide and narrow conical mortars enabled the processing of wild barley for making the groats and fine flour that provided considerable quantities of nourishment. Dishes in the Early Natufian (15,000-13,500 CalBP were groat meals and porridge and subsequently, in the Late Natufian (13,500-11,700 CalBP, we suggest that unleavened bread made from fine flour was added. These food preparing techniques widened the dietary breadth of the sedentary Natufian hunter-gatherers, paving the way to the emergence of farming communities, the hallmark of the Neolithic Revolution.

  9. Experimental Barley Flour Production in 12,500-Year-Old Rock-Cut Mortars in Southwestern Asia.

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    Eitam, David; Kislev, Mordechai; Karty, Adiel; Bar-Yosef, Ofer

    2015-01-01

    Experimental archaeology at a Natufian site in the Southern Levant documents for the first time the use of 12,500-year-old rock-cut mortars for producing wild barley flour, some 2,000 to 3,000 years before cereal cultivation. Our reconstruction involved processing wild barley on the prehistoric threshing floor, followed by use of the conical mortars (a common feature in Natufian sites), thereby demonstrating the efficient peeling and milling of hulled grains. This discovery complements nearly 80 years of investigations suggesting that the Natufians regularly harvested almost-ripe wild cereals using sickles hafted with flint blades. Sickles had been replicated in the past and tested in the field for harvesting cereals, thusly obtaining the characteristic sheen along the edge of the hafted flint blades as found in Natufian remnants. Here we report that Natufian wide and narrow conical mortars enabled the processing of wild barley for making the groats and fine flour that provided considerable quantities of nourishment. Dishes in the Early Natufian (15,000-13,500 CalBP) were groat meals and porridge and subsequently, in the Late Natufian (13,500-11,700 CalBP), we suggest that unleavened bread made from fine flour was added. These food preparing techniques widened the dietary breadth of the sedentary Natufian hunter-gatherers, paving the way to the emergence of farming communities, the hallmark of the Neolithic Revolution.

  10. Rising temperatures, rising tensions : climate change and the risk of violent conflict in the Middle East

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    Brown, O.; Crawford, A.

    2009-01-01

    Scientific evidence suggests that climate change will have significant impacts to food security, disease prevalence, population distribution, and water availability in the Middle East. This paper discussed the likelihood of increased conflict as a result of climatic change in Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and the occupied Palestinian territory. A range of consultations and interviews with experts were analyzed in order to determine security threats in the region over the next 40 years. The study showed that the legacy of conflict in the region will hamper its ability to adapt to climate change. Climate change is likely to increase competition for water resources, intensify food shortages, and hinder economic growth. Climate change may also lead to forced migration and tensions with existing refugee populations and increase the militarization of natural resources. Strategies to pursue sustainable development in the Levant region included fostering a culture of conservation, addressing core tensions related to agriculture and water development, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Regional cooperation is needed to develop effective approaches for GHG emissions reduction plans. 68 refs., 3 tabs., 22 figs.

  11. La "Ley Pinochet de Telecomunicaciones" Disputa por el dial

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    Marcela A. Amaya García

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En Chile existen 1.264 radios comerciales, el 99 por ciento de los chilenos escucha radio en un promedio de 4,6 horas diarias. El éxito financiero alcanzado en el negocio de la radiodifusión durante la Dictadura abrió el hambre a los capitales extranjeros lo que significó una concentración importante de la propiedad que no se conocía en Chile. Una fecha clave para la radiotelefonía chilena fue 1990 en que la naciente democracia abrió camino a los nuevos medios. Dos años más tarde la derecha política se levantó con el objetivo de modificar la ley de radiodifusión existente. Casi de manera gratuita se entregaron concesiones radiales por 25 años a los nacientes empresarios de la radiodifusión, esgrimiendo como pretexto el cambio de lo analógico a lo digital.

  12. Breads, loaves and portable stoves. Two ceramic forms intended for the baking of bread in Al-Andalus: the stove (tannur and the dish (tabag | Panes, hogazas y fogones portátiles. Dos formas cerámicas destinadas a la cocción del pan en Al-Andalus: el hornillo (tannur y el plato (tabag

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    Sonia Gutiérrez Lloret

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    Full Text Available With this work we want to identify several pottery's series found in rural archaeological sequences of the Middle Ages beginning from the Eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula with two portable methode for bread-baking —the portable furnace or tannur and the baking-plate or tabaq— cited in the literary Arabian sources, contrasting with similar objects quoted by Latin and visigothics sources. This study includes also their origin and perdurance but, whereas these baking-plate appear in the Late Roman baking technology, the portable furnace was, apparently, introduced in al-Andalus with the Islamic conquest. | En este trabajo pretendemos identificar diversos repertorios cerámicos aparecidos en contextos arqueológicos altomedievales rurales del levante peninsular, con dos sistemas portátiles de coción del pan —el hornillo o tannur y el plato o tabaq— mencionados en las fuentes literarias árabes, relacionándolos, en algunos casos, con objetos similares mencionados en las fuentes latinas y visigodas. Estudiamos también sus orígenes y perduraciones, pero mientras que el plato figura en las tradiciones tardorromanas de panificación, el hornillo, de tradición semita, parece ser introducido en al-Andalus con la conquista islámica.

  13. Atmospheric conditions and weather regimes associated with extreme winter dry spells over the Mediterranean basin

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    Raymond, Florian; Ullmann, Albin; Camberlin, Pierre; Oueslati, Boutheina; Drobinski, Philippe

    2018-06-01

    Very long dry spell events occurring during winter are natural hazards to which the Mediterranean region is extremely vulnerable, because they can lead numerous impacts for environment and society. Four dry spell patterns have been identified in a previous work. Identifying the main associated atmospheric conditions controlling the dry spell patterns is key to better understand their dynamics and their evolution in a changing climate. Except for the Levant region, the dry spells are generally associated with anticyclonic blocking conditions located about 1000 km to the Northwest of the affected area. These anticyclonic conditions are favourable to dry spell occurrence as they are associated with subsidence of cold and dry air coming from boreal latitudes which bring low amount of water vapour and non saturated air masses, leading to clear sky and absence of precipitation. These extreme dry spells are also partly related to the classical four Euro-Atlantic weather regimes are: the two phases of the North Atlantic Oscillation, the Scandinavian "blocking" or "East-Atlantic", and the "Atlantic ridge". Only the The "East-Atlantic", "Atlantic ridge" and the positive phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation are frequently associated with extremes dry spells over the Mediterranean basin but they do not impact the four dry spell patterns equally. Finally long sequences of those weather regimes are more favourable to extreme dry spells than short sequences. These long sequences are associated with the favourable prolonged and reinforced anticyclonic conditions

  14. Early modern human dispersal from Africa: genomic evidence for multiple waves of migration.

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    Tassi, Francesca; Ghirotto, Silvia; Mezzavilla, Massimo; Vilaça, Sibelle Torres; De Santi, Lisa; Barbujani, Guido

    2015-01-01

    Anthropological and genetic data agree in indicating the African continent as the main place of origin for anatomically modern humans. However, it is unclear whether early modern humans left Africa through a single, major process, dispersing simultaneously over Asia and Europe, or in two main waves, first through the Arab Peninsula into southern Asia and Oceania, and later through a northern route crossing the Levant. Here, we show that accurate genomic estimates of the divergence times between European and African populations are more recent than those between Australo-Melanesia and Africa and incompatible with the effects of a single dispersal. This difference cannot possibly be accounted for by the effects of either hybridization with archaic human forms in Australo-Melanesia or back migration from Europe into Africa. Furthermore, in several populations of Asia we found evidence for relatively recent genetic admixture events, which could have obscured the signatures of the earliest processes. We conclude that the hypothesis of a single major human dispersal from Africa appears hardly compatible with the observed historical and geographical patterns of genome diversity and that Australo-Melanesian populations seem still to retain a genomic signature of a more ancient divergence from Africa.

  15. Nederland-Turkije, 1675-1678. Vier jaar op het snijpunt van Gouden Eeuw en moderniteit

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    Merlijn Olnon

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available When the Dutch Republic and the Ottoman Empire established formal relations in 1612, they committed themselves to maintaining friendly diplomatic relations as well as commercial ones. Seventeenth-century Dutch diplomacy in Istanbul revolved around Dutch trade, especially in Izmir. Ottoman cultivation of the Dutch served mainly international strategic purposes, for their role in which the Dutch received unusually benign Ottoman treatment. Formal diplomacy aside, relations between these states and their subjects materialized in the everyday contact between Turks, Franks, Latins, Greeks, Armenians and Jews in Izmir. The development of that city peaked during the pivotal years 1675-1678. In these mere four years a confluence of administrative, commercial, and international political developments transformed the Dutch nation of Izmir from a collective of smuggling freebooters into a discrete professional community. As such, these years are an endpoint as well as a starting point in Ottoman-Dutch relations: they mark the shift of the primacy of the Dutch Levant trade in a Mediterranean mould, towards the primacy of professional Dutch international diplomacy.

  16. La comunicación integral, un factor determinante en la gestión de la empresa ecuatoriana

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    Fanny Yolanda Paladines Galarza

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Las agencias de relaciones públicas, publicidad y marketing aportan al dinamismo de la economía del Ecuador, para lo cual hacen uso efectivo de técnicas de comunicación para fortalecer la imagen y reputación de las organizaciones en sus públicos. La presente investigación tiene como objetivo conocer el soporte que las agencias brindan a la gestión de la comunicación integral de las organizaciones. Esta investigación es pionera en el país y nace por la carencia de información relacionada con las agencias. Por medio de investigación cuantitativa y cualitativa se levantó información relacionada con las empresas que ofrecen dicho soporte. Los resultados revelan que en Quito y Guayaquil es donde existe mayor asentamiento de este tipo de empresas. Las agencias de publicidad y marketing ofrecen servicios integrales de comunicación, a estas se suman las agencias de relaciones públicas que cada vez ganan más espacio en la política de comunicación de las empresas.

  17. Narrowing the harvest: Increasing sickle investment and the rise of domesticated cereal agriculture in the Fertile Crescent

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    Maeda, Osamu; Lucas, Leilani; Silva, Fabio; Tanno, Ken-Ichi; Fuller, Dorian Q.

    2016-08-01

    For the first time we integrate quantitative data on lithic sickles and archaeobotanical evidence for domestication and the evolution of plant economies from sites dated to the terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene (ca. 12000-5000 cal. BCE) from throughout the Fertile Crescent region of Southwest Asia. We find a strong correlation in some regions, throughout the Levant, for increasing investment in sickles that tracks the evidence for increasing reliance on cereal crops, while evidence for morphological domestication in wheats (Triticum monococcum and Triticum dicoccum) and barley (Hordeum vulgare) was delayed in comparison to sickle use. These data indicate that while the co-increase of sickle blades and cereal crops support the protracted development of agricultural practice, sickles did not drive the initial stages of the domestication process but rather were a cultural adaptation to increasing reliance on cereals that were still undergoing selection for morphological change. For other regions, such as the Eastern Fertile Crescent and Cyprus such correlations are weaker or non-existent suggesting diverse cultural trajectories to cereal domestication. We conclude that sickles were an exaptation transferred to cereal harvesting and important in signalling a new cultural identity of "farmers". Furthermore, the protracted process of technological and agricultural evolution calls into question hypotheses that the transition to agriculture was caused by any particular climatic event.

  18. El sector del calzado en el barrio El Restrepo, Bogotá. Un análisis de caso a la luz de los sistemas productivos locales

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    Jesús David Forero

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados de una investigación que se enfocó en la elaboración de un diagnóstico sobre la situación económica de la aglomeración productora y comercializadora de calzado del barrio El Restrepo, ubicado en la ciudad de Bogotá D. C. Dicho diagnóstico se realizó a partir de la recolección, ordenamiento y análisis de información cualitativa y cuantitativa que se levantó de encuestas y entrevistas que se aplicaron a empresarios de la zona, y mediante consultas hechas a gremios y entes públicos involucrados con la actividad de esta aglomeración. Se presenta la contextualización teórica del concepto de sistema productivo local (SPL; seguido se hace una caracterización de la industria de calzado, abordando primero el ámbito internacional y después el nacional. Se enfatiza en la aglomeración estudiada; luego se expone la metodología utilizada para la obtención y procesamiento de la información en el trabajo de campo, así como los resultados obtenidos. Por último se presentan las conclusiones

  19. Corporate tax avoidance and firm value: from Brazil

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    Silvio Luis Leite Santa

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se investiga la relación entre la evasión del impuesto de soci edades y el valor de la empresa en Brasil. Si bien puede esperarse que las prácticas de evasión fiscal en consecuencia la generación de valor para los accionistas, teorías alternativas sugieren que esto no siempre ocurre; los costes de agencia implícitas, recientemente detectados en la literatura, pueden superar los beneficios de ahorro de impuestos, causando la destrucción de valor. Para comprobar lo que sucede, se llevó a cabo un análisis de datos de panel que incluye 323 empresas que cotizan en los años 2006 a 2012, por un total de 1.704 observaciones de tipo firme años. El BTD se adoptaron, controlado por acumulaciones, como sustituto de la evasión fiscal y la q de Tobin como un indicador de valor de la empresa. Los resultados muestran que la evasión fis cal y el valor de la empresa se asoció negativamente. También levantó la vista el efecto de gobierno corporativo, la mentira pruebas limitadas de que se puede mitigar la destrucción de valor.

  20. Un représentant d'États européens dans l'arriète-pays ottoman. Le cas de Sponty à Serrès (fin XVIIIe-début XIXe siècle

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    Georges Koutzakiotis

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La domination des commerçants chrétiens orthodoxes, dans l'arrière-pays balkanique de l'Empire ottoman, et celle des Européens, dans les Échelles du Levant, pendant le XVIIIe siècle, sont aujourd'hui bien connues. Cependant, les Européens essayèrent, déjà depuis le même siècle, d'étendre leur rayon d'action à l'intérieur de l'Empire, en établissant des sujets non-ottomans comme agents commerciaux et consulaires et en écartant ainsi les intermédiaires autochtones. Un de ces premiers essais, plus exactement de la part de l'Autriche et de la France, eut lieu à Serrès, centre économique important des Balkans grâce au commerce du coton. Michel Sponty, protégé (beratlı de la France d'origine vénitienne, fut le seul de ces agents commerciaux et consulaires qui réussit finalement à s'enraciner dans la société de Serrès, en renonçant pourtant à son identité franco-levantine et en adoptant celle des commerçants dominants, c'est-à-dire l'identité du chrétien orthodoxe.

  1. Características del trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad en escolares mexicanos de acuerdo con la percepción de los padres

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    Omar Barrios

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available El trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH es uno de los trastornos del neurodesarrollo que más se detectan en la infancia. El objetivo del presente estudio fue estimar la prevalencia del TDAH en una muestra de niños mexicanos de edad escolar. Se estudiaron 6639 alumnos de escuelas públicas de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, a los que se les levantó una encuesta con el informe de los padres en un cuestionario diseñado bajo los criterios que el DSM-IV considera para el diagnóstico de TDAH. Se recuperaron y analizaron 4399 cuestionarios. De acuerdo con el informe de los padres, el 8.9% de los niños tienen un perfil de conductas compatibles con los criterios del DSM-IV para el diagnóstico de TDAH. La proporción masculino:femenino fue de 2:1. La distribución por subtipos fue: 147 escolares con tipo combinado, 132 inatento y 114 del tipo hiperactivo-impulsivo. La prevalencia fue mayor del primero al tercer grado que del cuarto al sexto. La prevalencia de TDAH calculada se encuentra dentro del rango informado en otros países. Los estudios realizados en grandes muestras son útiles para diseñar estrategias de intervención acordes a la población en cuestión.

  2. The stable microbiome of inter and sub-tidal anemone species under increasing pCO2.

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    Muller, Erinn M; Fine, Maoz; Ritchie, Kim B

    2016-11-23

    Increasing levels of pCO 2 within the oceans will select for resistant organisms such as anemones, which may thrive under ocean acidification conditions. However, increasing pCO 2 may alter the bacterial community of marine organisms, significantly affecting the health status of the host. A pH gradient associated with a natural volcanic vent system within Levante Bay, Vulcano Island, Italy, was used to test the effects of ocean acidification on the bacterial community of two anemone species in situ, Anemonia viridis and Actinia equina using 16 S rDNA pyrosequencing. Results showed the bacterial community of the two anemone species differed significantly from each other primarily because of differences in the Gammaproteobacteria and Epsilonproteobacteria abundances. The bacterial communities did not differ within species among sites with decreasing pH except for A. viridis at the vent site (pH = 6.05). In addition to low pH, the vent site contains trace metals and sulfide that may have influenced the bacteria community of A. viridis. The stability of the bacterial community from pH 8.1 to pH 7.4, coupled with previous experiments showing the lack of, or beneficial changes within anemones living under low pH conditions indicates that A. viridis and A. equina will be winners under future ocean acidification scenarios.

  3. The mono - and sesquiterpene content of aphid-induced galls on Pistacia palaestina is not a simple reflection of their composition in intact leaves.

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    Rand, Karin; Bar, Einat; Ben-Ari, Matan; Lewinsohn, Efraim; Inbar, Moshe

    2014-06-01

    Pistacia palaestina Boiss. (Anacardiaceae), a sibling species of P. terebinthus also known as turpentine tree or terebinth tree, is common in the Levant region. The aphid Baizongia pistaciae L. manipulates the leaves of the plant to form large galls, which provide both food and protection for its developing offspring. We analyzed the levels and composition of mono-and sesquiterpenes in both leaves and galls of ten naturally growing trees. Our results show that monoterpene hydrocarbons are the main constituents of P. palaestina leaves and galls, but terpene levels and composition vary among trees. Despite this inter-tree variation, terpene levels and compositions in galls from different trees resemble each other more than the patterns displayed by leaves from the same trees. Generally, galls contain 10 to 60 fold higher total terpene amounts than leaves, especially of the monoterpenes α-pinene and limonene. Conversely, the leaves generally accumulate more sesquiterpenes, in particular E-caryophyllene, germacrene D and δ-cadinene, in comparison to galls. Our results clearly show that the terpene pattern in the galls is not a simple reflection of that of the leaves and suggest that aphids have a strong impact on the metabolism of their host plant, possibly for their own defense.

  4. Early evidence (late 2nd millennium BCE of plant-based dyeing of textiles from Timna, Israel.

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    Naama Sukenik

    Full Text Available In this article, we focus on the analysis of dyed textile fragments uncovered at an early Iron Age (11th-10th centuries BCE copper smelting site during new excavations in the Timna Valley conducted by the Central Timna Valley (CTV Project, as well as those found by the Arabah Expedition at the Hathor Temple (Site 200, dated to the Late Bronze/early Iron Ages (13th-11th centuries BCE. Analysis by HPLC-DAD identified two organic dyestuffs, Rubia tinctorum L. and indigotin, from a plant source (probably Isatis tinctoria L.. They are among the earliest plants known in the dyeing craft and cultivated primarily for this purpose. This study provides the earliest evidence of textiles dyed utilizing a chemical dyeing process based on an industrial dyeing plant from the Levant. Moreover, our results shed new light on the society operating the copper mines at the time, suggesting the existence of an elite that was interested in these high quality textiles and invested efforts in procuring them by long-distance trade.

  5. Early evidence (late 2nd millennium BCE) of plant-based dyeing of textiles from Timna, Israel.

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    Sukenik, Naama; Iluz, David; Amar, Zohar; Varvak, Alexander; Workman, Vanessa; Shamir, Orit; Ben-Yosef, Erez

    2017-01-01

    In this article, we focus on the analysis of dyed textile fragments uncovered at an early Iron Age (11th-10th centuries BCE) copper smelting site during new excavations in the Timna Valley conducted by the Central Timna Valley (CTV) Project, as well as those found by the Arabah Expedition at the Hathor Temple (Site 200), dated to the Late Bronze/early Iron Ages (13th-11th centuries BCE). Analysis by HPLC-DAD identified two organic dyestuffs, Rubia tinctorum L. and indigotin, from a plant source (probably Isatis tinctoria L.). They are among the earliest plants known in the dyeing craft and cultivated primarily for this purpose. This study provides the earliest evidence of textiles dyed utilizing a chemical dyeing process based on an industrial dyeing plant from the Levant. Moreover, our results shed new light on the society operating the copper mines at the time, suggesting the existence of an elite that was interested in these high quality textiles and invested efforts in procuring them by long-distance trade.

  6. Planificación urbana y contaminación atmosférica

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    García Arroyo, Arturo

    1972-12-01

    Full Text Available By taking Into account turbulence and differences in pressure created around a building subjected to wind action. It Is possible to discover the design guidelines which best permit Increased ventilation In an urban zone. Increase in wind velocity and changes of direction can be used to diminish air pollution at definite points in large urban areas. For a practical study of the problem It Is recommended to use small models in a low velocity wind tunnel.Teniendo en cuenta las turbulencias y diferencias de presión que se forman alrededor de un edificio sometido a la acción del viento, es posible encontrar las normas óptimas de diseño que permiten un aumento en la ventilación de la zona en que aquél se levante. El incremento de la velocidad del aire y los cambios de dirección, pueden emplearse para disminuir la contaminación atmosférica en determinados puntos de las grandes áreas urbanas. Para un estudio práctico del problema se recomienda el empleo del método de modelos reducidos en un túnel de viento de baja velocidad.

  7. Ragusan merchants and the Crusades in the Late Middle Ages. Financial support for the war and bequests pro anima... “ad pasagium turchorum seu saracenorum, et alliud super patarenos Bosnie”

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    Full Text Available Ragusan wills of 13th and 14th centuries reveal peculiar and unsuspected aspects about armed pilgrimages by proxy in the Balkans. The struggle against infedeles and heretics propagandized by the Roman Church finds financial support and full agreement in Dubrovnik citizens, also thanks to the Franciscan and Dominican preaching. Nobles, merchants, clerics and priests, craftsmen, men and women, they are all ready to take part in the Just war. Anyway they would fight only on the condition of leaving a sum of money to those who would fight for their souls’ salvation.

    I testamenti ragusei del XIII e XIV secolo rivelano aspetti particolari e per nulla indagati sul pellegrinaggio armato per procura in area balcanica. La lotta agli infedeles e agli eretici messa in atto dalla Chiesa di Roma trova sostegno economico e piena adesione nei cittadini di Dubrovnik, città-stato baluardo della cristianità più a levante, anche grazie alla campagna pubblicistica attuata da francescani e domenicani. Nobili, mercanti, chierici e preti, artigiani, uomini e donne partecipano alla giusta guerra, prevedendo lasciti per uomini che combatteranno per la salvezza delle anime dei testatori.

  8. ANCIENT SHIPYARD ON TURKEY’S DANA ISLAND: ITS 3D MODELLING WITH PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND COMPUTER GRAPHICS

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    A. Denker

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    Full Text Available Although a small island 2 km off the southern coast of Turkey, Dana Island offers a rich history which is likely to shed light upon the Dark Ages. Starting from 2015 our archaeological team discovered through continuing coastal and underwater excavations 274 shipsheds/slipways there. This discovery places Dana Island among the biggest shipyards of antiquity. The slipways varied in dimensions suitable for vessels of different sizes from small boats to large warships. Historical sources suggest that the name of the island may stem from Yadnana, Yadana or Adana which was mentioned in an Assyrian tablet of the 8th century BC, as an island in the vicinity of Cyprus. Archaeological evidence exists that shows Dana Island had played a significant role in seamanship activities in Levant starting from Neolithic times. A substantial part of the naval campaigns must have involved Dana Island which used be the biggest shipyard/naval base of the Eastern Mediterranean. A 3D model of the island has been made by using photogrammetry and computer graphics methods and simulations were executed to check the hypotheses related to the involvement of Dana Island in the major sea battles of antiquity, such as Sea Battle of Lade in 495 BC.

  9. Life history of a large flake biface

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    Baena Preysler, Javier; Torres Navas, Concepción; Sharon, Gonen

    2018-06-01

    Bifaces, primarily handaxes and cleavers, are the hallmark of the Acheulian techno-complex lithic industry. They spread across Africa and Eurasia during the Early to Middle Pleistocene. While many attempts have been made to define and describe the typology and technology of these tools, most focus on a single stage in their manufacture and usage, from quarry to discard. These attempts are fragmented, primarily due to the fact that at no single site are all stages of biface manufacture and use represented. An additional factor that appears to impede attempts to present the full "life cycle" of bifaces is the view of all Acheulian assemblages as belonging to a single cultural entity. While all assemblages belong to the same techno-complex, distinct stages and phases should be recognized, each different in typology, technology, and probably also in chronology. This research focuses on the large flake stage of the Acheulian. Data accumulated over many years of research from different regions are analyzed together in an attempt to present a holistic view of the life cycle of a biface. The study of particular Acheulian sites from the Levant and Western Europe enables us to reconstruct all stages of the biface, from raw material exploitation to final discard. The result is a model more comprehensive and precise than those suggested previously for understanding the Large Flake Acheulian.

  10. Cooperative hunting and meat sharing 400-200 kya at Qesem Cave, Israel.

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    Stiner, Mary C; Barkai, Ran; Gopher, Avi

    2009-08-11

    Zooarchaeological research at Qesem Cave, Israel demonstrates that large-game hunting was a regular practice by the late Lower Paleolithic period. The 400- to 200,000-year-old fallow deer assemblages from this cave provide early examples of prime-age-focused ungulate hunting, a human predator-prey relationship that has persisted into recent times. The meat diet at Qesem centered on large game and was supplemented with tortoises. These hominins hunted cooperatively, and consumption of the highest quality parts of large prey was delayed until the food could be moved to the cave and processed with the aid of blade cutting tools and fire. Delayed consumption of high-quality body parts implies that the meat was shared with other members of the group. The types of cut marks on upper limb bones indicate simple flesh removal activities only. The Qesem cut marks are both more abundant and more randomly oriented than those observed in Middle and Upper Paleolithic cases in the Levant, suggesting that more (skilled and unskilled) individuals were directly involved in cutting meat from the bones at Qesem Cave. Among recent humans, butchering of large animals normally involves a chain of focused tasks performed by one or just a few persons, and butchering guides many of the formalities of meat distribution and sharing that follow. The results from Qesem Cave raise new hypotheses about possible differences in the mechanics of meat sharing between the late Lower Paleolithic and Middle Paleolithic.

  11. Unravelling the complexity of domestication: a case study using morphometrics and ancient DNA analyses of archaeological pigs from Romania

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    Evin, Allowen; Flink, Linus Girdland; Bălăşescu, Adrian; Popovici, Dragomir; Andreescu, Radian; Bailey, Douglas; Mirea, Pavel; Lazăr, Cătălin; Boroneanţ, Adina; Bonsall, Clive; Vidarsdottir, Una Strand; Brehard, Stéphanie; Tresset, Anne; Cucchi, Thomas; Larson, Greger; Dobney, Keith

    2015-01-01

    Current evidence suggests that pigs were first domesticated in Eastern Anatolia during the ninth millennium cal BC before dispersing into Europe with Early Neolithic farmers from the beginning of the seventh millennium. Recent ancient DNA (aDNA) research also indicates the incorporation of European wild boar into domestic stock during the Neolithization process. In order to establish the timing of the arrival of domestic pigs into Europe, and to test hypotheses regarding the role European wild boar played in the domestication process, we combined a geometric morphometric analysis (allowing us to combine tooth size and shape) of 449 Romanian ancient teeth with aDNA analysis. Our results firstly substantiate claims that the first domestic pigs in Romania possessed the same mtDNA signatures found in Neolithic pigs in west and central Anatolia. Second, we identified a significant proportion of individuals with large molars whose tooth shape matched that of archaeological (likely) domestic pigs. These large ‘domestic shape’ specimens were present from the outset of the Romanian Neolithic (6100–5500 cal BC) through to later prehistory, suggesting a long history of admixture between introduced domestic pigs and local wild boar. Finally, we confirmed a turnover in mitochondrial lineages found in domestic pigs, possibly coincident with human migration into Anatolia and the Levant that occurred in later prehistory. PMID:25487340

  12. Mitochondrial DNA signals of late glacial recolonization of Europe from near eastern refugia.

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    Pala, Maria; Olivieri, Anna; Achilli, Alessandro; Accetturo, Matteo; Metspalu, Ene; Reidla, Maere; Tamm, Erika; Karmin, Monika; Reisberg, Tuuli; Hooshiar Kashani, Baharak; Perego, Ugo A; Carossa, Valeria; Gandini, Francesca; Pereira, Joana B; Soares, Pedro; Angerhofer, Norman; Rychkov, Sergei; Al-Zahery, Nadia; Carelli, Valerio; Sanati, Mohammad Hossein; Houshmand, Massoud; Hatina, Jiři; Macaulay, Vincent; Pereira, Luísa; Woodward, Scott R; Davies, William; Gamble, Clive; Baird, Douglas; Semino, Ornella; Villems, Richard; Torroni, Antonio; Richards, Martin B

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    Human populations, along with those of many other species, are thought to have contracted into a number of refuge areas at the height of the last Ice Age. European populations are believed to be, to a large extent, the descendants of the inhabitants of these refugia, and some extant mtDNA lineages can be traced to refugia in Franco-Cantabria (haplogroups H1, H3, V, and U5b1), the Italian Peninsula (U5b3), and the East European Plain (U4 and U5a). Parts of the Near East, such as the Levant, were also continuously inhabited throughout the Last Glacial Maximum, but unlike western and eastern Europe, no archaeological or genetic evidence for Late Glacial expansions into Europe from the Near East has hitherto been discovered. Here we report, on the basis of an enlarged whole-genome mitochondrial database, that a substantial, perhaps predominant, signal from mitochondrial haplogroups J and T, previously thought to have spread primarily from the Near East into Europe with the Neolithic population, may in fact reflect dispersals during the Late Glacial period, ∼19-12 thousand years (ka) ago. Copyright © 2012 The American Society of Human Genetics. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Deradicalization: Using Triggers for the Development of a US Program

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    Stefanie Mitchell

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    Full Text Available Although the United States (US is leading the fight against transnational terrorism, and the United Nations (UN has strongly encouraged an interdependent approach, the US still lacks guidance for a coherent US Deradicalization Program. This is of critical concern given that the US recently received its first publicly known US Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant defector, but currently lacks a policy or program to handle this population, outside of standard incarceration. Moreover, this population, along with homegrown extremists and returning fighters from Syria pose the most likely continued jihadi presence in the US. The purpose of this paper is to review successful program options, and establish a basis on which to develop an effective US program. This paper outlines the known triggers for deradicalization, the known characteristics of the US jihadi population and analyzes the most useful deradicalization program components based on successful international models. Using a qualitative, cross-national content analysis of former jihadi personal narratives, international deradicalization program structure evaluations and major research findings, this paper concludes that a standardized UN sponsored program, with comprehensive services which include credible ideological and psychological support, and amnesty incentives tailored to the US jihadi population, would be the most effective way to address former jihadi population needs while enhancing US national security objectives. Key Middle Eastern stakeholders and Western states must cooperatively develop best methodologies for target populations, by leveraging each other’s competencies and capabilities.

  14. Dynamic Monitoring of Energy Services in Conflict Regions using Suomi-NPP VIIRS

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    Stokes, E.; Roman, M. O.

    2015-12-01

    While remote sensing data has proven useful for understanding the environmental conditions surrounding conflict, it can also present a more nuanced, dynamic picture inside conflict zones. This study investigates the use of global nighttime environmental products as derived from the Suomi-NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to identify and track the location and timing of regional conflicts in the Middle East as reflected in changes to the region's energy infrastructure. The study focuses on a 43-month period (c. Jan 2012 - Aug 2015) over major urban centers in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon. The new daily dynamic products captured a series of striking downturns in energy service supply and demand that occurred in 2012 in the Syrian cities of Damascus (-50%) and Aleppo (-94%) corresponding to the onset of major military confrontations (The Battle of Aleppo on 7/15/2012 and The Damascus Bombing on 7/23/2012, respectively). Iraqi cities recently captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (e.g. Mosul, Tikrit, Tal Afor, Ramadi), also showed marked average decreases in energy service provision (-84% since 4/1/2014) compared to their unoccupied counterparts (e.g., Baghdad and Sulaimaniya at +6%). A seasonal trend decomposition analysis is used to disentangle climactic, social, and political factors affecting the VIIRS time-series, distinguishing between energy patterns associated with conflict and those associated with cultural festivals, load shedding, seasonal weather, and socioeconomic factors.

  15. Ancient mitogenomes of Phoenicians from Sardinia and Lebanon: A story of settlement, integration, and female mobility

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    Gosling, A. L.; Platt, D.; Kardailsky, O.; Prost, S.; Cameron-Christie, S.; Collins, C. J.; Boocock, J.; Kurumilian, Y.; Guirguis, M.; Pla Orquín, R.; Khalil, W.; Genz, H.; Abou Diwan, G.; Nassar, J.; Zalloua, P.

    2018-01-01

    The Phoenicians emerged in the Northern Levant around 1800 BCE and by the 9th century BCE had spread their culture across the Mediterranean Basin, establishing trading posts, and settlements in various European Mediterranean and North African locations. Despite their widespread influence, what is known of the Phoenicians comes from what was written about them by the Greeks and Egyptians. In this study, we investigate the extent of Phoenician integration with the Sardinian communities they settled. We present 14 new ancient mitogenome sequences from pre-Phoenician (~1800 BCE) and Phoenician (~700–400 BCE) samples from Lebanon (n = 4) and Sardinia (n = 10) and compare these with 87 new complete mitogenomes from modern Lebanese and 21 recently published pre-Phoenician ancient mitogenomes from Sardinia to investigate the population dynamics of the Phoenician (Punic) site of Monte Sirai, in southern Sardinia. Our results indicate evidence of continuity of some lineages from pre-Phoenician populations suggesting integration of indigenous Sardinians in the Monte Sirai Phoenician community. We also find evidence of the arrival of new, unique mitochondrial lineages, indicating the movement of women from sites in the Near East or North Africa to Sardinia, but also possibly from non-Mediterranean populations and the likely movement of women from Europe to Phoenician sites in Lebanon. Combined, this evidence suggests female mobility and genetic diversity in Phoenician communities, reflecting the inclusive and multicultural nature of Phoenician society. PMID:29320542

  16. Ancient mitogenomes of Phoenicians from Sardinia and Lebanon: A story of settlement, integration, and female mobility.

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    E Matisoo-Smith

    Full Text Available The Phoenicians emerged in the Northern Levant around 1800 BCE and by the 9th century BCE had spread their culture across the Mediterranean Basin, establishing trading posts, and settlements in various European Mediterranean and North African locations. Despite their widespread influence, what is known of the Phoenicians comes from what was written about them by the Greeks and Egyptians. In this study, we investigate the extent of Phoenician integration with the Sardinian communities they settled. We present 14 new ancient mitogenome sequences from pre-Phoenician (~1800 BCE and Phoenician (~700-400 BCE samples from Lebanon (n = 4 and Sardinia (n = 10 and compare these with 87 new complete mitogenomes from modern Lebanese and 21 recently published pre-Phoenician ancient mitogenomes from Sardinia to investigate the population dynamics of the Phoenician (Punic site of Monte Sirai, in southern Sardinia. Our results indicate evidence of continuity of some lineages from pre-Phoenician populations suggesting integration of indigenous Sardinians in the Monte Sirai Phoenician community. We also find evidence of the arrival of new, unique mitochondrial lineages, indicating the movement of women from sites in the Near East or North Africa to Sardinia, but also possibly from non-Mediterranean populations and the likely movement of women from Europe to Phoenician sites in Lebanon. Combined, this evidence suggests female mobility and genetic diversity in Phoenician communities, reflecting the inclusive and multicultural nature of Phoenician society.

  17. Hominin dispersal into the Nefud Desert and Middle palaeolithic settlement along the Jubbah Palaeolake, Northern Arabia.

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    Michael D Petraglia

    Full Text Available The Arabian Peninsula is a key region for understanding hominin dispersals and the effect of climate change on prehistoric demography, although little information on these topics is presently available owing to the poor preservation of archaeological sites in this desert environment. Here, we describe the discovery of three stratified and buried archaeological sites in the Nefud Desert, which includes the oldest dated occupation for the region. The stone tool assemblages are identified as a Middle Palaeolithic industry that includes Levallois manufacturing methods and the production of tools on flakes. Hominin occupations correspond with humid periods, particularly Marine Isotope Stages 7 and 5 of the Late Pleistocene. The Middle Palaeolithic occupations were situated along the Jubbah palaeolake-shores, in a grassland setting with some trees. Populations procured different raw materials across the lake region to manufacture stone tools, using the implements to process plants and animals. To reach the Jubbah palaeolake, Middle Palaeolithic populations travelled into the ameliorated Nefud Desert interior, possibly gaining access from multiple directions, either using routes from the north and west (the Levant and the Sinai, the north (the Mesopotamian plains and the Euphrates basin, or the east (the Persian Gulf. The Jubbah stone tool assemblages have their own suite of technological characters, but have types reminiscent of both African Middle Stone Age and Levantine Middle Palaeolithic industries. Comparative inter-regional analysis of core technology indicates morphological similarities with the Levantine Tabun C assemblage, associated with human fossils controversially identified as either Neanderthals or Homo sapiens.

  18. Safe procedure development to manage hazardous drugs in the workplace

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    Marisa Gaspar Carreño

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    Full Text Available Objective: To develop a safety working procedure for the employees in the Intermutual Hospital de Levante (HIL in those areas of activity that deal with the handling of hazardous drugs (MP. Methods: The procedure was developed in six phases: 1 hazard definition; 2 definition and identification of processes and development of general correct work practices about hazardous drugs’ selection and special handling; 3 detection, selection and set of specific recommendations to handle with hazardous drugs during the processes of preparation and administration included in the hospital GFT; 4 categorization of risk during the preparation/administration and development of an identification system; 5 information and training of professionals; 6 implementation of the identification measures and prevention guidelines. Results: Six processes were detected handling HD. During those processes, thirty HD were identified included in the hospital GFT and a safer alternative was found for 6 of them. The HD were classified into 4 risk categories based on those measures to be taken during the preparation and administration of each of them. Conclusions: The development and implementation of specific safety-work processes dealing with medication handling, allows hospital managers to accomplish effectively with their legal obligations about the area of prevention and provides healthcare professional staff with the adequate techniques and safety equipment to avoid possible dangers and risks of some drugs.

  19. Combining information from headspace mass spectrometry and visible spectroscopy in the classification of the Ligurian olive oils

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    Casale, Monica [Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie Farmaceutiche ed Alimentari, Universita di Genova, Via Brigata Salerno (ponte), I-16147 Genova (Italy)]. E-mail: monica@dictfa.unige.it; Armanino, Carla [Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie Farmaceutiche ed Alimentari, Universita di Genova, Via Brigata Salerno (ponte), I-16147 Genova (Italy); Casolino, Chiara [Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie Farmaceutiche ed Alimentari, Universita di Genova, Via Brigata Salerno (ponte), I-16147 Genova (Italy); Forina, Michele [Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie Farmaceutiche ed Alimentari, Universita di Genova, Via Brigata Salerno (ponte), I-16147 Genova (Italy)

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    An electronic nose and an UV-Vis spectrophotometer, in combination with multivariate analysis, have been used to verify the geographical origin of extra virgin olive oils. Forty-six oil samples from three different areas of Liguria were included in this analysis. Initially, the data obtained from the two instruments were analysed separately. Then, the potential of the synergy between these two technologies for testing food authenticity and quality was investigated. Application of Linear Discriminant Analysis, after feature selection, was sufficient to differentiate the three geographical denominations of Liguria ('Riviera dei Fiori', 'Riviera del Ponente Savonese' and 'Riviera di Levante'), obtaining 100% success in classification and close to 100% in prediction. The models built using SIMCA as a class-modelling tool, were not so effective, but confirmed that the results improve using the synergy between different analytical techniques. This paper shows that objective instrumental data related to two important organoleptic features such as oil colour and aroma, supply complementary information.

  20. Source rock potential of the organic rich Turonian - Upper Campanian carbonates of northern Lebanon

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    Daher, S. Bou; Littke, R. [RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany). Energy and Mineral Resources Group (EMR); Nader, F.H. [IFP Energies nouvelles, Paris (France). Dept. of Sedimentology-Stratigraphy

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    Upper Cretaceous chalks, marls, and shales are arguably the most prolific petroleum source rocks in the eastern Mediterranean region. 209 core samples from the Turonian - Upper Campanian rock succession in north Lebanon were collected and analyzed for their organic matter (OM) content, quality, and maturity. The total organic carbon (TOC) measurements revealed a very good source rock potential for a 150 m interval within the Upper Santonian - Upper Campanian, with an average of 2% TOC. High HI values (average 707 mg/g TOC) characterize these source rocks as type I kerogen and reflect a very good preservation of the organic matter. T{sub max} values (average 421 C) match the other maturity parameters such as vitrinite reflectance (average 0.35%), and all point towards immature organic matter. The equivalent Upper Cretaceous in the offshore Levant basin has enough overburden to have reached maturity. However, the accurate extrapolation of the organic matter quality and quantity to the offshore is yet a challenge with the data at hand. (orig.)

  1. Percepciones de comportamientos parentales de jóvenes indígenas mexicanos

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    Rosario Esteinou Madrid

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo presenta algunos resultados sobre algunas de las ten- dencias que se muestran hoy en día en torno a los comportamientos paren- tales en el proceso de socialización y de educación de sus hijos adolescentes. La información que se expone procede de una investigación que se realizó sobre la educación parental y la competencia social de los jóvenes en tres estados con alta concentración de población indígena. Para tal efecto, se levantó una encuesta en una muestra de 450 adolescentes indígenas de los estados de Chiapas, Yucatán y Oaxaca. En particular se analizan, a partir de las percepciones de los adolescentes, algunos comportamientos de padres y madres referentes a dos dimensiones: una, relacionada con el apoyo, la pro- tección y la promoción de comportamientos prosociales en los adolescentes; y otra referida a distintas formas en que se ejerce el control (monitoreo, permisividad, rechazo, inducción de culpa, y punitividad. De acuerdo a dichas percepciones, el principal resultado obtenido establece que los com- portamientos de los padres indígenas se asemeja al estilo autoritario.

  2. Morphological change in cranial shape following the transition to agriculture across western Eurasia.

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    Cheronet, Olivia; Finarelli, John A; Pinhasi, Ron

    2016-09-13

    The Neolithic transition brought about fundamental social, dietary and behavioural changes in human populations, which, in turn, impacted skeletal morphology. Crania are shaped through diverse genetic, ontogenetic and environmental factors, reflecting various elements of an individual's life. To determine the transition's effect on cranial morphology, we investigated its potential impact on the face and vault, two elements potentially responding to different influences. Three datasets from geographically distant regions (Ukraine, Iberia, and the Levant plus Anatolia) were analysed. Craniometric measurements were used to compare the morphology of pre-transition populations with that of agricultural populations. The Neolithic transition corresponds to a statistically significant increase only in cranial breadth of the Ukrainian vaults, while facial morphology shows no consistent transformations, despite expected changes related to the modification of masticatory behaviour. The broadening of Ukrainian vaults may be attributable to dietary and/or social changes. However, the lack of change observed in the other geographical regions and the lack of consistent change in facial morphology are surprising. Although the transition from foraging to farming is a process that took place repeatedly across the globe, different characteristics of transitions seem responsible for idiosyncratic responses in cranial morphology.

  3. Temples in the Ghassulian Culture: Terminology and social implications

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    Milena Gošić

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Archaeological discussions on prehistoric ritual are largely concerned with their material remains, including architectural debris. The first step in interpretation of such remains is their precise identification and categorization. There are numerous terms for objects and architectural remains that are widely utilized in the archaeological jargon, including, but not limited to, the terms temple, sanctuary and shrine. During almost a century of studying the Chalcolithic Ghassulian culture of the southern Levant, various architectural structures excavated at the sites of Teleilat Ghassul, Gilat and En Gedi have all been interpreted as temples, sanctuaries, or shrines – terms that in case of the Ghassulian culture are used as synonymous of temples. However, the actual architectural remains from these sites differ significantly and explicit definitions on what is meant by the terms used are rare. Apart from demonstrating the importance of properly defining a term in a context in which it is used, the aim of the present paper is to compare these various architectural remains, as well as various interpretations of Ghassulian society and the role the presumed temples played in them. This will be the basis for evaluating how classifying archaeological structures as temples has influenced interpretations of Ghassulian social organization.

  4. Modeling the role and impact of alien species and fisheries on the Israeli marine continental shelf ecosystem

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    Corrales, X.; Ofir, E.; Coll, M.; Goren, M.; Edelist, D.; Heymans, J. J.; Gal, G.

    2017-06-01

    The ecosystems of the Israeli Mediterranean coast have undergone significant changes in recent decades mainly due to species invasions and fishing. In order to characterize the structure and functioning of the marine continental shelf of the Israeli Mediterranean coast and assess temporal changes, we developed a food web model representing two time periods: 1990-1994 and 2008-2012. The 1990-1994 and 2008-2012 food web models were composed of 39 and 41 functional groups, respectively. Functional groups ranged from primary producers to top predators, and included six and eight alien functional groups, respectively, encompassing several crustacean and fish species. Input data included local surveys and fishery statistics, published data on stomach content analyses, and the application of empirical equations to estimate consumption and production rates. Results of the competitive interactions between alien and native species and changes in trophic flows between food web components highlight the increasing impact of alien species over time. Fishing had noticeable impacts in both time periods and played an important role in the ecosystem. Despite different productivity rates and other environmental differences, the Israeli marine ecosystem shared common structural and functional traits with other Mediterranean marine ecosystems. This is the first attempt to study the ecosystem of the Levant region using mass-balance models and to integrate such a large amount of alien species into food web analyses.

  5. Identification of the earliest collagen- and plant-based coatings from Neolithic artefacts (Nahal Hemar cave, Israel).

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    Solazzo, Caroline; Courel, Blandine; Connan, Jacques; van Dongen, Bart E; Barden, Holly; Penkman, Kirsty; Taylor, Sheila; Demarchi, Beatrice; Adam, Pierre; Schaeffer, Philippe; Nissenbaum, Arie; Bar-Yosef, Ofer; Buckley, Michael

    2016-08-09

    Mortuary practices in human evolution record cognitive, social changes and technological innovations. The Neolithic Revolution in the Levant was a watershed in this domain that has long fascinated the archaeological community. Plaster modelled skulls are well known at Jericho and several other Neolithic sites, and in Nahal Hemar cave (Israel, ca. 8200 -7300 cal. BC) excavations yielded six unique human skulls covered with a black organic coating applied in a net pattern evoking a headdress. This small cave was used as storage for paraphernalia in the semi-arid area of the Judean desert and the dry conditions preserved other artefacts such as baskets coated with a similar dark substance. While previous analysis had revealed the presence of amino acids consistent with a collagen signature, in the present report, specific biomarkers were characterised using combined proteomic and lipid approaches. Basket samples yielded collagen and blood proteins of bovine origin (Bos genus) and a large sequence coverage of a plant protein charybdin (Charybdis genus). The skull residue samples were dominated by benzoate and cinnamate derivatives and triterpenes consistent with a styrax-type resin (Styrax officinalis), thus providing the earliest known evidence of an odoriferous plant resin used in combination with an animal product.

  6. Earliest floral grave lining from 13,700-11,700-y-old Natufian burials at Raqefet Cave, Mt. Carmel, Israel.

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    Nadel, Dani; Danin, Avinoam; Power, Robert C; Rosen, Arlene M; Bocquentin, Fanny; Tsatskin, Alexander; Rosenberg, Danny; Yeshurun, Reuven; Weissbrod, Lior; Rebollo, Noemi R; Barzilai, Omry; Boaretto, Elisabetta

    2013-07-16

    Flowering plants possess mechanisms that stimulate positive emotional and social responses in humans. It is difficult to establish when people started to use flowers in public and ceremonial events because of the scarcity of relevant evidence in the archaeological record. We report on uniquely preserved 13,700-11,700-y-old grave linings made of flowers, suggesting that such use began much earlier than previously thought. The only potentially older instance is the questionable use of flowers in the Shanidar IV Neanderthal grave. The earliest cemeteries (ca. 15,000-11,500 y ago) in the Levant are known from Natufian sites in northern Israel, where dozens of burials reflect a wide range of inhumation practices. The newly discovered flower linings were found in four Natufian graves at the burial site of Raqefet Cave, Mt. Carmel, Israel. Large identified plant impressions in the graves include stems of sage and other Lamiaceae (Labiatae; mint family) or Scrophulariaceae (figwort family) species; accompanied by a plethora of phytoliths, they provide the earliest direct evidence now known for such preparation and decoration of graves. Some of the plant species attest to spring burials with a strong emphasis on colorful and aromatic flowers. Cave floor chiseling to accommodate the desired grave location and depth is also evident at the site. Thus, grave preparation was a sophisticated planned process, embedded with social and spiritual meanings reflecting a complex preagricultural society undergoing profound changes at the end of the Pleistocene.

  7. CULTIVOS BAJO CUBIERTA EN EL SURESTE DE ESPAÑA

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    Encarnación Gil Meseguer

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En España, más de 62.000 ha regadas se cultivan en ambiente controlado, bajo determinadas cubiertas. Dos tercios se localizan en Andalucía, y más de la cuarta parte, en el Sureste de la Península Ibérica. En el espacio surestino, delimitado por la coincidencia de las isolíneas climáticas (isoyeta de los 400 mm anuales e isoterma de 16ºC de TMA y la línea de costa mediterránea entre Almería y Alicante, sobresalen una serie de estructuras con cubiertas de plásticos y mallas para la producción de cultivos intensivos en las comarcas del Levante Almeriense-Bajo Almanzora, Lorca y Valle Guadalentín, Campo de Cartagena-Mar Menor, Meridional de Alicante-Vega Baja, etc. Los avances tecnológicos aplicados al riego y al ciclo natural de la planta, se incorporan al cultivo forzado bajo cubierta, logrando modificar el ciclo de cultivo, con una amplitud en los calendarios para presentar el producto en los momentos de mayor demanda. El interés de esta agricultura intensiva de invernaderos, mallas y acolchados radica en su mayor productividad, empleo y precio final del producto.

  8. The Response of Durum Wheat to the Preceding Crop in a Mediterranean Environment

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    Laura Ercoli

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Crop sequence is an important management practice that may affect durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf. production. Field research was conducted in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons in a rain-fed cold Mediterranean environment to examine the impact of the preceding crops alfalfa (Medicago sativa L., maize (Zea mays L., sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., and bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L. on yield and N uptake of four durum wheat varieties. The response of grain yield of durum wheat to the preceding crop was high in 2007-2008 and was absent in the 2008-2009 season, because of the heavy rainfall that negatively impacted establishment, vegetative growth, and grain yield of durum wheat due to waterlogging. In the first season, durum wheat grain yield was highest following alfalfa, and was 33% lower following wheat. The yield increase of durum wheat following alfalfa was mainly due to an increased number of spikes per unit area and number of kernels per spike, while the yield decrease following wheat was mainly due to a reduction of spike number per unit area. Variety growth habit and performance did not affect the response to preceding crop and varieties ranked in the order Levante > Saragolla = Svevo > Normanno.

  9. Vitamin D intake and other risk factors for vitamin D insufficiency in Middle Eastern people living in the UK: a comparison of cultural and ethnic groups.

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    Ahmed, Wassan A; Al-Murrani, Waleed; Kuri, Victor; Rees, Gail A

    2013-01-01

    A questionnaire was designed to obtain information about factors affecting vitamin D status in Middle Eastern people living in the UK. A total of 242 questionnaires were returned out of 350 distributed. A total of 85% of the sample was estimated to have a low vitamin D intake (< 5 μg/d). Other risk factors for vitamin D insufficiency included covering skin from sunlight (62% men and 84% women); low use of vitamin D containing supplements (18.5%) and being overweight or obese (49% men and 44% women). Vitamin D intake was lowest in the Kurdish ethnic group (2.18 μg/d) and in those with primary (1.83 μg/d) and secondary school (2.14 μg/d) level education compared to higher education (3.0-3.59 μg/d). Vitamin D intake was highest in those aged 40-49 years (4.0 μg/d), those born in the Levant (4.29 μg/d), and in those who were obese (3.60 μg/d).

  10. A techno-typological analysis of fan (tabular scrapers from Ein Zippori, Israel

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    Katia Zutovski

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Fan (or tabular scrapers are a diagnostic  tool type in Chalcolithic Ghassulian and Early Bronze Age lithic assemblages from  the southern Levant. To date, only small numbers of fan scrapers have been reported from the Late Pottery Neolithic Wadi Rabah culture. In this paper we present a techno-typological analysis of a fair sample of fan scrapers and fan scrapers spalls from Wadi Rabah and Early Bronze Age layers at Ein Zippori, Lower Galilee, Israel. Techno-typological similarities and differences of Wadi Rabah, Chalcolithic Ghassulian and Early Bronze Age fan scrapers from Ein Zippori and other sites in the region are presented, trends of change along time are noted, and an updated definition is proposed. Our results indicate that fan scrapers are highly efficient tools for accurate and prolonged animal butchering and hide working. The main advantage of fan scrapers is their mostly flat, thin morphology and large size that permits the creation of several relatively long working edges, various retouched angles (from sharp to abrupt, extensive resharpening, and a comfortable grasp. While fan scrapers were products of a local trajectory in Late Pottery Neolithic Wadi Rabah lithic industries at Ein Zippori, a standardized, off-site manufacturing of fan scrapers is evident during the Early Bronze Age.

  11. Captagon: use and trade in the Middle East.

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    Al-Imam, Ahmed; Santacroce, Rita; Roman-Urrestarazu, Andres; Chilcott, Robert; Bersani, Giuseppe; Martinotti, Giovanni; Corazza, Ornella

    2017-05-01

    Fenetheylline, a psychostimulant drug, often branded as Captagon, is a combination of amphetamine and theophylline. Since the cessation of its legal production in 1986, counterfeited products have been produced illicitly in south-east Europe and far-east Asia. Its profitable trade has been linked to terrorist organizations, including Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. This study aims to reach up-to-date data, concerning the Captagon e-commerce and use in the Middle East. A multi-staged and multi-lingual literature search was carried out. A list of prespecified keywords was applied across medical and paramedical databases, web and Dark web, search engines, social communication media, electronic commerce websites, media networks, and the Global Public Health Intelligence Network database. The use of Captagon as a stimulant in terrorist settings has been marginally covered in the literature. Data can widely be retrieved from Google and AOL search engines, YouTube, and Amazon e-commerce websites, and to a lesser extent from Alibaba and eBay. On the contrary, Middle Eastern e-commerce websites yielded almost no results. Interestingly, the Dark web generated original data for Captagon e-commerce in the Middle East. Further investigations are needed on the role that psychoactive drugs play in terrorist attacks and civil war zones. Unless a comprehensive methodological strategy, inclusive of unconventional methods of research, is implemented, it will not be feasible to face such a threat to humanity. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  12. Using bones to shape stones: MIS 9 bone retouchers at both edges of the Mediterranean Sea.

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    Ruth Blasco

    Full Text Available A significant challenge in Prehistory is to understand the mechanisms involved in the behavioural evolution of human groups. The degree of technological and cultural development of prehistoric groups is assessed mainly through stone tools. However, other elements can provide valuable information as well. This paper presents two bone retouchers dated to the Middle Pleistocene MIS 9 used for the shaping of lithic artefacts. Originating from Bolomor Cave (Spain and Qesem Cave (Israel, these two bone retouchers are among the earliest of the Old World. Although the emergence of such tools might be found in the latest phases of the Acheulean, their widespread use seems to coincide with independently emergent post-Acheulean cultural complexes at both ends of the Mediterranean Sea: the post-Acheulean/pre-Mousterian of Western Europe and the Acheulo Yabrudian Cultural Complex of the Levant. Both entities seem to reflect convergent processes that may be viewed in a wider cultural context as reflecting new technology-related behavioural patterns as well as new perceptions in stone tool manufacturing.

  13. Vida y muerte de doña Melchora Lemos, empresaria vitivinícola y terciaria de la Orden de Predicadores (Mendoza, Reino de Chile, 1691-1741

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    Lacoste, Pablo

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    Full Text Available This paper studies the life and death of doña Melchora Lemos, «pulpera», miller and wine maker in Mendoza, in Chile’s Kingdom. She was the only woman who owned a «pulperia» in the province; she built the only mill of the city; and she leaded one of better winery of Mendoza. Her life and death developed under catholic church influence. The sources of the paper are unpublished documents taken from the historical Archives in Mendoza (Argentine and Santiago (Chile.

    El artículo examina la historia de vida y muerte de doña Melchora Lemos, singular empresaria del siglo XVIII. Ella era la única mujer que poseía una pulpería; levantó el entonces único molino harinero de la ciudad; y administró la bodega más moderna de la región desde el punto de vista de la tecnología. Estos hechos se produjeron en el contexto de una intensa vida religiosa como terciaria de la orden de Santo Domingo. El estudio se ha realizado a través de fuentes originales inéditas del Archivo Nacional de Chile y el Archivo Histórico de Mendoza.

  14. El blocao (y el bloqueo de José Díaz Fernández

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    Luis Fernando Bueno Morillas

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El blocao (1928 fue la primera novela de José Díaz Fernández. Supuso un éxito editorial insólito hasta entonces porque reunía tres características novedosas: una actitud crítica ante la guerra de Marruecos, una integración de las novedades vanguardistas en la que su autor llamó literatura de avanzada y un posicionamiento del intelectual al lado de las reivindicaciones del pueblo. Sin embargo, aunque publicó otra novela un año después (La Venus mecánica, un libro teórico en el que definía la literatura que él propugnaba y practicaba (El nuevo romanticismo y algunas narraciones breves, Díaz Fernández se bloqueó y dejó la literatura narrativa que tan buenas expectativas levantó. Analizaremos las posibles causas de ese bloqueo.

  15. Male Role Norms Inventory-Short Form (MRNI-SF): development, confirmatory factor analytic investigation of structure, and measurement invariance across gender.

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    Levant, Ronald F; Hall, Rosalie J; Rankin, Thomas J

    2013-04-01

    The current study reports the development from the Male Role Norms Inventory-Revised (MRNI-R; Levant, Rankin, Williams, Hasan, & Smalley, 2010) of the 21-item MRNI-Short Form (MRNI-SF). Confirmatory factor analysis of MRNI-SF responses from a sample of 1,017 undergraduate participants (549 men, 468 women) indicated that the best fitting "bifactor" model incorporated the hypothesized 7-factor structure while explicitly modeling an additional, general traditional masculinity ideology factor. Specifically, each item-level indicator loaded on 2 factors: a general traditional masculinity ideology factor and a specific factor corresponding to 1 of the 7 hypothesized traditional masculinity ideology norms. The bifactor model was assessed for measurement invariance across gender groups, with findings of full configural invariance and partial metric invariance, such that factor loadings were equivalent across the gender groups for the 7 specific factors but not for the general traditional masculinity ideology factor. Theoretical explanations for this latter result include the potential that men's sense of self or identity may be engaged when responding to questions asking to what extent they agree or disagree with normative statements about their behavior, a possibility that could be investigated in future research by examining the associations of the general and specific factors with measures of masculine identity. Additional exploratory invariance analyses demonstrated latent mean differences between men and women on 4 of the 8 factors, and equivocal results for invariance of item intercepts, item uniquenesses, and factor variances-covariances.

  16. Architecture, sedentism, and social complexity at Pre-Pottery Neolithic A WF16, Southern Jordan.

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    Finlayson, Bill; Mithen, Steven J; Najjar, Mohammad; Smith, Sam; Maričević, Darko; Pankhurst, Nick; Yeomans, Lisa

    2011-05-17

    Recent excavations at Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) WF16 in southern Jordan have revealed remarkable evidence of architectural developments in the early Neolithic. This sheds light on both special purpose structures and "domestic" settlement, allowing fresh insights into the development of increasingly sedentary communities and the social systems they supported. The development of sedentary communities is a central part of the Neolithic process in Southwest Asia. Architecture and ideas of homes and households have been important to the debate, although there has also been considerable discussion on the role of communal buildings and the organization of early sedentarizing communities since the discovery of the tower at Jericho. Recently, the focus has been on either northern Levantine PPNA sites, such as Jerf el Ahmar, or the emergence of ritual buildings in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B of the southern Levant. Much of the debate revolves around a division between what is interpreted as domestic space, contrasted with "special purpose" buildings. Our recent evidence allows a fresh examination of the nature of early Neolithic communities.

  17. Diosas de la montaña, espíritus tutelares, seres con máscaras vegetales y chamanes sobre árboles en el arte rupestre levantino español (Sureste de la Península Ibérica

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    Juan Francisco JORDÁN MONTÉS

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Propuestas de interpretación, desde perspectivas antropológicas, para algunas escenas del arte rupestre levantino español, en la estaciones rupestres de Solana de las Covachas (Nerpio, Cerro Barbatón (Letur, El Milano (Mula, Peña Rubia (Cehegín, Minateda (Hellín, cueva de la Vieja (Alpera y Alcaine (Teruel. Se destaca la probable narración de mitos en los que participaban diosas de las montañas y chamanes.RÉSUMÉ: Propositions d'interprétation, du point de vue des perspectives anthropologiques, pour quelques scènes de Tart rupestre du Levant Espagnol, dans les station rupestres de Solana de las Covachas (Nerpio, Cerro Barbatón (Letur, el Milano (Mula, Peña Rubia (Cehegín, Minateda (Hellín, CUeva de la Vieja (Alpera et Alcaine (Teruel. Il se détache la narration probable de mythes ou participaient des déesses de la montagne et des chamans.

  18. Sobre la edad solutrense de algunas pinturas de la cueva de la Pileta (Málaga

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    Francisco JORDÁ CERDÁ

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Los yacimientos prehistóricos con arte rupestre, de tipo francocantábrico o hispano-francés, con una terminología más justa, son escasos hasta la fecha en las regiones lindantes con el Mediterráneo español. Tan sólo podemos señalar sijete cuevas con restos más o menos importantes, de este arte. En la región de Levante nos encontramos con tres yacimientos con características distintas al resto del arte hispano-francés. Las obras de arte en estas cuevas se encuentran sobre lajas o placas de piedra, cuyo carácter de "cuadro" es evidente y que más bien son susceptibles de ser incluidas dentro del arte mobiliar que del rupestre, aunque tanto en técnica como en concepción son netamente producto del arte rupestre.

  19. Olea europaea L. in the North Mediterranean Basin during the Pleniglacial and the Early-Middle Holocene

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    Carrión, Yolanda; Ntinou, Maria; Badal, Ernestina

    2010-04-01

    The paper aims to define the natural distribution of Olea europaea L. var. sylvestris (Miller) Lehr. in the North Mediterranean basin during the Pleniglacial and the Early-Middle Holocene by means of the identification of its wood-charcoal and/or wood at prehistoric sites. For this purpose we have reviewed the previously available information and we have combined it with new wood-charcoal analyses data. We have taken under consideration the presence and frequency of O. europaea L. in the available wood-charcoal sequences, the characteristics of the accompanying flora, the associated chrono-cultural contexts, the broader biogeographical context and the AMS dates provided by Olea wood-charcoal or endocarps. According to the available evidence, during the Middle and Late Pleniglacial (ca 59-11.5 ka cal. BP), Olea would have persisted in thermophilous refugia located in the southern areas of the North Mediterranean basin, the southern Levant and the north of Africa. The Last Glacial Maximum (ca 22-18 ka cal. BP) probably reduced the distribution area of Olea. During the Preboreal and the Boreal (ca 11 500-8800 cal. BP) the species started to expand in the thermomediterranean bioclimatic level. In the western Mediterranean, during the Atlantic period (ca 8800-5600 cal. BP), the species became very abundant or dominant in the thermophilous plant formations and expanded to favorable enclaves outside the limits of the thermomediterranean level.

  20. Movimento Tenentista: um debate historiográfico

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    Pedo Ernesto Fagundes

    2010-05-01

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    O movimento Tenentista pode ser inserido no conjunto de manifestações políticas da década de 1920. A particularidade da luta dos tenentes foi o fato deles terem conseguido chamar a atenção de todo o país, particularmente, a partir do levante de 1924. A meta do movimento era causar transformações amplas no modelo de Estado vigente durante a Primeira República. Mais do que uma disputa de caráter provincial, o ideário Tenentista pretendia combater os “vícios e desvios” criados pelos denominados políticos profissionais. Assim no presente trabalho apresentaremos um balanço historiográfico sobre o movimento Tenentista.