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  1. Overseas programs

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    1983-06-01

    Subprograms of the Overseas Program of the Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources are presented and discussed. Topics addressed in the subprograms include volcanology, the geology and geophysics of Southwest Pacific island arcs and structural basins, and antarctic paleomagnetism and geology.

  2. Overseas Universities.

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    Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas, London (England).

    The following articles and reports are presented in this publication of "Overseas Universities:""Appropriate Technology and University Education," by John Twidell; "The Training of Engineering Staff for Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries," by D. W. Daniel, C. A. Leal, J. H. Maynes and T. Wilmore;…

  3. Overseas Investment Curbs

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    LIU BO

    2006-01-01

    @@ Overnight, foreigners living in Beijing woke up to discover it had become much harder for them to purchase a home in the ancient capital, courtesy of a new order from the central government. For some, they have not spent enough time working in China, while others will be limited to the purchase of a single apartment. All these indicate the coming of a new round of macro-regulation on real estate market, this time specifically targeting overseas buyers.

  4. Professional lives under review: Evaluating the human capital impact of overseas trained teachers (OTTs on secondary education in London

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    Paul Washington Miller

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Notions of teacher quality, character and identity are debated worldwide. It is commonly held that the voices of ‘new’ teachers are largely underrepresented in such debates (Kompf, 2005. By engaging teachers in research into their own determinations of teacher quality, their dialogue can provide insights into the personal and individual processes of becoming a teacher within a broader socio-political framework (Frid and Reid, 2003. The earlier phase of teaching can be described as one of 'survival' and 'discovery' (Huberman, 1992, signifying the 'reality shock' new teachers face. Researchers (Day, 1999; Graham and Phelps, 2003; Bleach and Rhodes, 2004 emphasise the need for teachers to be properly supported at the earlier phase of their career; a requirement also identified for migrant or Overseas Trained Teachers (Miller, 2006. This paper discusses findings on teacher identity as regard the experiences of Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs from the Caribbean in the course of their employment in London. Through teaching in London, OTTs have experienced both negative and positive impacts. On the one hand, these impacts have undermined previously held value positions resulting in some degree of confusion and turbulence. On the other hand, OTTs have navigated conflicting discourses and have combined past experiences with present knowledges to produce a form of localised ‘teacher identity’.

  5. The overseas student: expatriate, sojourner or settler?

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    Cox, J L

    1988-01-01

    The Overseas Student can be regarded as a sojourner who lives temporarily in a foreign country and must achieve satisfactory academic objectives within a limited period of time. The "push" and "pull" factors which determine why students study overseas are described. Suggestions are made about the optimum training of mental health professionals and university welfare personnel to enable them to assist overseas students who are distressed. The similarities and differences between a student sojourner and an expatriate are described. There is a need for studies to establish the reasons why expatriates return before the completion of their work contract.

  6. American Overseas Schools.

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    Simpson, Robert J., Ed.; Duke, Charles R., Ed.

    A compilation of articles examines the similarities and differences of educational administration in schools for American students overseas. The "Introductions and Orientations" section includes: "The Association for the Advancement of International Education" (Lewis A. Grell); "The Office of Overseas Schools of the United…

  7. The educational impact of experience overseas.

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    Fox, Thomas A; Byrne, Ged; Byrne-Davis, Lucie M

    2017-05-09

    Health care professionals are increasingly seeking overseas experience as part of their training. In the UK and Ireland, spending time overseas is becoming increasingly common during the first few years of training, with 10.8 per cent of Foundation Year-2 (Postgraduate Year-2) doctors working outside the UK in 2015. Although we know that doctors in training are increasingly seeking overseas experience, the reasons behind this are unknown. Many travel with the intention of returning after a period of time. With medical 'gap years' becoming common, there is a need to understand the reasons behind this phenomenon and what doctors take away from their overseas experience. We interviewed 20 British and Irish doctors in training who had spent time working in another high-income country before choosing to return home. A qualitative study was conducted to explore their experiences and what they learned from them. Doctors in training reported choosing to travel overseas to experience living abroad, take a break from training and to help them decide on their specialty choice. Participants reported a positive experience, with increased motivation, a greater sense of perspective, increased confidence, improved clinical skills and a better-informed decision on which specialty they wished to pursue. Doctors in training are increasingly seeking overseas experience, the reasons behind this are unknown DISCUSSION: Working overseas can be a positive educational experience for doctors in training. Although increasing numbers of doctors are choosing to work abroad, many wish to return to their countries of origin to complete training, and doctors should not be discouraged from undertaking additional experience overseas. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and The Association for the Study of Medical Education.

  8. Doing Real Estate Business Overseas

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    2007-01-01

    @@ When we saw the amount of foreign capital currently being invested in China's real estate market,we realized that much like its foreign counterparts,China has been very active overseas as well.With encouragement from the"walking out"strategy,more and more Vhinese investors have begun to focus on overseas real estate developments.

  9. "I Am the Only Child of my Parents:" Perspectives on Future Elder Care for Parents among Chinese only-Children Living overseas.

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    Gui, Tianhan; Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya

    2016-09-01

    The 1979 One-Child Policy in China created a generation of only children, leading to increased elder care dilemmas for this generation and its aging parents, particularly for young adults studying or working abroad. The current study used in-depth, semi-structured interviews with Chinese young adults who were currently studying or working in Montreal, Canada (N = 20), whose parents still lived in China. The interviews focused on the following topics: elder care patterns of respondents' grandparents; family values and expectations; perceptions of professional long-term care institutions (in China and Canada); and future plans for taking care of aging parents. Respondents described their grandparents' care as following traditional elder care patterns with multiple familial caregivers, which they appreciated as a positive model that defined their own obligations towards parents. Respondents reported being very close to their parents. Some planned to settle down in Canada and bring their parents, others planned to go back to China. Citing the tradition of filial piety, they expected to take care of their parents in the future, but they also considered the dilemmas involved in caring for aging parents without siblings to share the task, potentially requiring them to find compromises between their personal lives and caring for older parents. Those who planned to settle in Canada raised additional concerns about the challenges of bringing over their parents, including acculturation and access to and communication with health and long-term care providers. The results are discussed in the context of contemporary demographic, economic, and policy concerns about aging, family care, and immigration.

  10. Facebook use and acculturation: The case of overseas Chinese professionals in Western countries

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    Mao, Yuping; Qian, Yuxia

    2015-01-01

    ... was regarded as a useful acculturation tool for them to learn about popular social topics in the host countries. Keywords: overseas Chinese, identity management, Facebook, acculturation Introduction Acculturation has long been a challenge for Chinese people living overseas in Western countries. Disconnection from old social networks and lack of n...

  11. CAS overseas talent programs pay off

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    2008-01-01

    @@ With an objective to establish a highly innovative research contingent,CAS has Iaunched a number of talent-recruitment and training schemes sinece the initiation of its Knowledge Innovation Program in 1998,namely,Engaging Outstanding Overseas Talents,Overseas Review Experts,Overseas Supervisors for Doctoral Candidates,Fund for Overseas Outstanding Scholars,Academic Seminars,Einstein Visiting Professorship,and Research Fellowship for International Young Researchers.

  12. Chinese Overseas Investment Calls for Perfection of Overseas Investment Insurance

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    Liu Yajun

    2008-01-01

    @@ Overseas investment insurance is a non-profitable insurance provided by the government of a state for her enterprises which have invested in the developing countries or areas against political risks.Such a governmental guarantee system was first established in the United States in the middle of last century.

  13. Overseas Investment, Encouraging Long Journey

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    Janet Tang

    2010-01-01

    @@ In the context of the financial crisis,international capital flows,cross-border investment,as well as the mergers and acquisitions generally continues shrinking at a large range in 2009,while China's foreign investment and overseas cooperation still maintains a good momentum of development.

  14. The PRC’s Overseas Chinese Policy

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    2008-06-01

    be converted into social and economic capital.”133 Media, education, associations and conventions all inspire overseas Chinese to return to China ...overseas Chinese policy. One of Beijing’s primary foreign policy objectives has been to restore relations with its neighbors. Therefore, China sought...million overseas Chinese have become assets in connecting China to the outside world. 15. NUMBER OF PAGES 89 14. SUBJECT TERMS China , PRC

  15. Sinopec to Accelerate Overseas Acquisition

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    2011-01-01

    As part of its strategic move to expand portfolio of overseas oil and gas reserves, Sinopec Group is now stepping up its efforts for acquisition of a Canadian oil and gas company. Daylight Energy Ltd. has recently agreed to be acquired by China's Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corp. (SIPEPC) for about C$2.2 billion (US$2.1 billion). The deal for Calgary, Alberta-based Daylight is for C$10.08 per share.

  16. 5 CFR 950.701 - DoD overseas campaign.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false DoD overseas campaign. 950.701 Section... VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS DoD Overseas Campaign § 950.701 DoD overseas campaign. (a) A Combined Federal Campaign is authorized for all Department of Defense (DoD) activities in the overseas areas during a...

  17. [Haemovigilance and blood safety in overseas military].

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    Sailliol, A; Plang, S; Martinaud, C; Pouget, T; Vedy, S; Clavier, B; Cellarier, V; Roche, C; Civadier, C; Ausset, S

    2014-11-01

    The French military blood institute (FMBI) is the only military blood supplier in France. FMBI operates independently and autonomously under the Ministry of Defense's supervision, and accordingly, to the French, European and NATO technical and safety guidelines. FMBI is in charge of the collection, preparation and distribution of blood products to supply transfusion support to armed forces, especially during overseas operations. In overseas military, a primary physician is responsible for haemovigilance in permanent relation with an expert in the FMBI to manage any adverse reaction. Additionally, traceability of delivered or collected blood products during overseas operation represents a priority, allowing an appropriate management of transfusion inquiries and assessment of practices aiming to improve and update procedures and training. Transfusion safety in overseas operation is based on regular and specific training of people concerned by blood supply chain in exceptional situation.

  18. Cedo; Center for Educational Development Overseas.

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    Center for Educational Development Overseas, London (England).

    The Centre for Educational Development Overseas (CEDO) was created in Britain in 1970 to assist developing nations with modernization and innovation in education. CEDO has aided both formal and informal education projects in several nations including Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Malaysia, and Tonga. Aid is usually offered in response to requests from…

  19. Overseas Programs: Suggestions for a Director.

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    Goldin, David

    1984-01-01

    Offers insights and advice for anyone contemplating a director's position in an overseas study program. In addition to stressing that the goals of the program be well-defined and well-planned, the importance of offering the exchange students a complete, integrated exposure to the language and culture of the host country is stressed. (SL)

  20. Overseas Investment,Encouraging Long Jonrney

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    Janet Tang

    2011-01-01

    @@ In the context of the financial crisis, international capital flows, cross-border investment, as well as the mergers and acquisitions generally continues shrinking at a large range in 2009, while China's foreign investment and overseas cooperation still maintains a good momentum of development.

  1. Institutional Support for Overseas Students in Scotland.

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    Hall, John; Hamilton, Sheila; Hall, Stuart; Pitcairn, Jamie

    This report presents results of a study concerning institutional support provided to overseas students studying at institutions of higher and further education in Scotland. The study examined three related sets of issues: (1) academic arrangements (information about programs, courses, induction, timetables, tutoring arrangements); (2)…

  2. Pros and Cons of Overseas Study

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    XIAOQIAO

    2005-01-01

    THE Chinese word for sea turtle, haigui, has recently taken on a whole new meaning.In the modem Chinese vernacular, it refers to overseas Chinese students who have returned to their motherland to contribute to China's economic boom.Since the end of the 1970s,

  3. 2010 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey

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    Election Assistance Commission — This dataset contains data about military and overseas voting for the 2010 election cycle. The dataset and corresponding report address ballot transmissions to, and...

  4. 2008 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey

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    Election Assistance Commission — This dataset contains data about military and overseas voting for the 2008 election cycle. The dataset and corresponding report address ballot transmissions to, and...

  5. China Overseas Plaza A Masterpiece to Beijing Presented by China Overseas Property

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    2008-01-01

    A sea of changes have taken place in China since the country adopted the reform and opening-up policy 30 years ago. The legend of China Overseas Holdings Limited was also created during the 30-year pursuit of economic revival.

  6. Overseas Military Bases: Understanding Host Nation Support

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    2012-02-15

    complex nature of host nation interests. Camp Lemonier , a combined joint base leased by the US from the Government of Djibouti, encompasses the primary...Joseph. “U.S. military plans to expand Camp Lemonier in Djibouti.” Stars and Stripes, 9 July 2006. http://www.stripes.com/. Gordon, Michael R...Concept, 11-12. 9. CRS, U.S. Military Overseas Basing, 2-3. 10. Giordono, “U.S. Military Plans to expand Camp Lemonier in Djibouti.” 11. US

  7. Overseas shipments of 48Y cylinders

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    Tanaka, R.T.; Furlan, A.S. [Cameco Corp., Port Hope, Ontario (Canada)

    1991-12-31

    This paper describes experiences with two incidents of overseas shipments of uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}) cylinders. The first incident involved nine empty UF{sub 6} cylinders in enclosed sea containers. Three UF{sub 6} cylinders broke free from their tie-downs and damaged and contaminated several sea containers. This paper describes briefly how decontamination was carried out. The second incident involved a shipment of 14 full UF{sub 6} cylinders. Although the incident did not cause an accident, the potential hazard was significant. The investigation of the cause of the near accident is recounted. Recommendations to alleviate future similar incidents for both cases are presented.

  8. CNPC Speeds up Overseas Oil Assets Purchase Plan

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    2009-01-01

    @@ China National Petroleum Corporation(CNPC),the country's largest oil and gas producer,will speed up overseas acquisitions in regions such as Africa,Asia-Pacific and South America this year.Currently,the company is in talks with foreign partners for several deals because the relatively low prices of overseas assets this year have offered the company unprecedented opportunities for acquisition.

  9. Far and away: police negotiators on overseas deployments

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    Martini-Nieboer, H.A.; Dolnik, A.; Giebels, E.

    2012-01-01

    The growing presence of Western expats and travelers in fragile states and conflict zones has led to a rise in the deployment of police negotiators overseas to assist in the management of kidnap cases. However, despite the fact that the conflict setting and dynamics of overseas cases arguably differ

  10. Chinese Enterprises Slams the Brakes on Acquisition of Overseas Mines

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    2012-01-01

    <正>On June 25,China Mining Association revealed that,as of the middle of June,Chinese enterprises slammed the brakes on acquisition of overseas mines.There are only 53 overseas mine acquisition cases so far this year,

  11. 48 CFR 452.247-73 - Packing for Overseas Shipment.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Packing for Overseas Shipment. 452.247-73 Section 452.247-73 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE... Packing for Overseas Shipment. As prescribed in 447.305-10(c), insert the following clause: Packing...

  12. Developing Intercultural Competence through Overseas Student Teaching: Checking Our Assumptions

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    Cushner, Kenneth; Chang, Shu-Ching

    2015-01-01

    The following study was designed to determine the extent to which intercultural competence, as measured by the Intercultural Development Inventory, is impacted as a result of an overseas student teaching experience. Student teachers participating in an overseas student teaching experience from 8 to 15 weeks through the Consortium for Overseas…

  13. Does Second Life Improve Mandarin Learning by Overseas Chinese Students?

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    Lan, Yu-Ju

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Second Life (SL) for improving the oral output of overseas Chinese students learning Mandarin Chinese (hereafter referred to as Mandarin). More than 1000 overseas Chinese students attend a university in northern Taiwan every year to learn Mandarin as a heritage language after graduating…

  14. Dontion From CCPIT Overseas Representative Offices To Earthquake

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    2008-01-01

    @@After the strong earthquake centered in Wenchuan County in the Southwestern Chinese Sichuan Province took place,the CCPIT Overseas Representative Offices immediately responding to the call of the CPC Central Committee,the State Council and following the instruction of CCPIT concerning disaster relief work,vigororsly organized.Below are the statistics of donation from partial overseas representative offices by May 19.

  15. 5 CFR 301.302 - Overseas appointing procedures.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Overseas appointing procedures. 301.302 Section 301.302 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS OVERSEAS..., and skills of eligible candidates, in accordance with applicable law and regulation. ...

  16. Historic Breakthrough in CNPC's Overseas Oil and Gas Operation

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    2004-01-01

    @@ Daily overseas oil production tops 80,000 tons China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation (CNODC), one of the subsidiaries under CNPC specialized in overseas oil and gas exploration, is now experiencing a strong and rapid business development momentum this year.

  17. Asian Megatrends and Management Education of Overseas Chinese

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    Johannesson, Jokull; Palona, Iryna

    2010-01-01

    Asian megatrends are necessitating the development of management education of ethnic groups like the overseas Chinese and, universities need to change accordingly. This article identifies five Asian megatrends and their impact on the management education of overseas Chinese. The megatrends are: the emergence of women in politics and business; a…

  18. China Speeds up in Finding Metal Resources Overseas

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    2005-01-01

    <正>According to Luotao, general manager of China Nonferrous Metals Group (CNMG), the company is speeding up its efforts in the development for overseas nonferrous metals resources. Presently, the company has developed some projects with certain scale for overseas mineral resources and it has become a

  19. Serviced Living

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    LIU BO

    2006-01-01

    @@ As recently as ten years ago,the term serviced apartment made no sense to most people living in Beijing and residing in hotels was the only options for foreign visitors. But since then, serviced apartments have begun to appear in big cities all around China. In Beijing alone, it is estimated that there are more than 30,000service apartments spread across dozens of properties occupying a space of more than I million square meters. Concentrating in the Financial Street, the Central Business District and Zhongguancun, also known as China's Silicon Valley, the explosion in service apartments in the city continues to be fueled by the influx of overseas and domestic business people.

  20. Overseas Listing of Chinese Companies: An Overview

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    CongshengWu

    2005-01-01

    This paper provides a broad-based overvtew oat Chinese compantes listed the United States, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore. As more and more Chinese companies are seeking listing on international stock exchanges, they must fully understand the costs and benefits associated with overseas capital-raising activities. Above all, they must be committed to addressing investors' concerns over accountability, transparency and corporate governance in general. Examinations of the pricing and post-offer performance of those listed in the U.S. market indicate that American depositary receipts (ADRs )from China have a moderate positive return on the first day of trading but underperform the U.S. stock market in the first three years after offer. These results are generally consistent with the stylized facts about newly listed companies recognized in the prior literature.

  1. China to Further Accelerate Overseas Oil Operation

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    Zhang Wenhua

    2001-01-01

    @@ With China's national economy developing rapidly, the contradiction between oil supply and demand is increasing intense in the country. The growth of the domestic production has been lower than that of consumption since 1993.Reportedly, the oil consumption will rise at a rate of about 3.5 percent each year before 2010 while dependence on foreign oil resources will rise to 44 percent by 2010 from the current 20percent. It is an important issue for China's future economy to secure a long-term and stable oil supply. It is necessary to accelerate China's overseas oil operation because this issue is strategically related to whether the national economy can be kept growing continuously and healthfully.

  2. Overseas Development of Chinese Industry:Enterprises + Projects——The Second Session of "China Overseas Investment Seminar" is Scheduled to be Held in Beijing November This Year

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    2010-01-01

    @@ The se cond session of "China Overseas Investment Seminar" will be held on November 2 to 3, 2010 in Beijing's China World Trade Centre. The seminar is organized by China Industrial Overseas Development and Planning Association.

  3. U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants (Greenbook)

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    US Agency for International Development — This dataset is used to produce the "U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants" publication, known as the "Greenbook". The annual report to Congress on U.S foreign assistance...

  4. Zhongyuan: Overseas Projects Ranking among Domestic Top 30

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    2001-01-01

    @@ MOFTEC sources indicate that the Zhongyuan-contracted overseas oil engineering projects amounting to US$ 111.09 million in 2000 ranks among the top 30national industries in terms of contracting foreign engineering projects.

  5. 78 FR 33465 - Overseas Schools Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-06-04

    ... the World Virtual School. The Regional Education Officers in the Office of Overseas Schools will make... to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be...

  6. Sinosure Doing Its Share in Stabilizing Overseas Demand

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    2009-01-01

    The unfolding international financial crisis is taking its toll on China’s economy, especially China’s exports. On one hand, overseas demand has plummeted, while on the other hand, with the worsening credit environment and emerging

  7. Zijin Mining Achieves Initial Success in Overseas Development

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2013-01-01

    <正>In the Guiding Policy for Overseas Investment jointly released by seven ministries and commissions on July 5,2006,it is explicitly stated that"The State encourages and supports various kinds of enterprises with comparative advantages to invest abroad.The State encourages enterprises to fully utilize the domestic and international markets and optimize resource allocation through overseas investment,to boost

  8. Losses Reported in Overseas Projects of Chinese Oil Majors

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    Zhou Rui

    2011-01-01

    Two thirds of three Chinese oil majors' hefty overseas investments have sustained losses. China's three oil giants, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group), and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), invested in as many as 144 overseas projects to the tune of US$70 billion by the end of 2010, according to the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (CPCIA).

  9. BGP Started Shooting Its Largest Oversea Seismic Survey

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    2005-01-01

    @@ At 5 a.m. on November 1, 2005 of Beijing time, BGP (Bureau of Geophysical Prospecting)formally began shooting the S-51 3D seismic acquisition project in Saudi Arabia, its largest oversea seismic survey project to date. At the same time, the SRAK 2D seismic survey project was also started in the country. These two projects mark the construction of BGP's another large oversea production base.

  10. 32 CFR 516.67 - Overseas cases of fraud or corruption.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Overseas cases of fraud or corruption. 516.67... AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS LITIGATION Remedies in Procurement Fraud and Corruption § 516.67 Overseas cases of fraud or corruption. (a) Commanders of overseas major commands will establish procedures...

  11. Caring for overseas liver transplant recipients: Taiwan primary family caregivers' experiences in mainland China.

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    Chen, H M; Shih, F Jong; Chang, C L; Lai, I H; Shih, F J; Hu, R H

    2010-12-01

    This study explores the motivations of overseas liver transplant recipient (OLTR) families of Taiwanese OLTR who undergo the procedure in mainland China. We report the waiting time to receive the transplant in mainland China as well as the rational and service. This exploratory qualitative method reflects guided face-to-face, semistructured interviews with families members of OLTRs. Data were subjected to content analysis. We interviewed 19 OLTR family members (15 females and 4 males who were between 29 and 71 years of age; mean 55.1 years) regarding 19 patients who had (17 males and 2 females who were between 36 and 71 years of age, mean, 54.6 years). The OLTR underwent transplantation in three cities in mainland China: Tianjin, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. After arrival the average waiting time was 33.1 days. Subjects reported the following reasons to help patients undergo the procedure in mainland China: (1) it is difficult to have the procedure in Taiwan; (2) the desire to extend life; and ((3)) there is no domestic living donor. Seven reasons for serving as OLTR supportive family members were identified: (1) The role and obligation in the marital relationship; (2) a close bloodline relationship; (3) insufficient manpower; (4) an individual's availability; (5) evasion of responsibility by other family members; (6) compensation for inadequate caring efforts earlier in life; and (7) an unwillingness to disturb other relatives' lives. Finally, the following support for the OLTR was reported: providing company during medical treatment/doctor visits, food preparation, massage, daily assistance, medical care, and psychological support. Taiwanese OLTR family members' perspectives throughout the transplant process may provide better understanding of living experiences and concerns during the stages of overseas liver transplantation. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Why Do English Universities "Really" Franchise Degrees to Overseas Providers?

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    Healey, Nigel

    2013-01-01

    Franchising degrees to overseas providers, normally for-profit private companies, has become big business for English universities. The latest data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency reveal that there are now more international students registered for the awards of English higher education institutions that are studying wholly offshore…

  13. Shanxi Zhaofeng Aluminum Industry is Planning Oversea Listing

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    <正>Shanxi Yangquan Coal Industry(Group)Co., Ltd.intends to promote its subsidiary company Shanxi Zhaofeng Aluminum Metallurgy Co Ltd (hereinafter referred to as Zhaofeng Aluminum Metallurgy)to seek oversea listing.If its effort succeeds,Zhaofeng Aluminum Metallurgy will become the third public listed company under Yangquan Group.

  14. Freshmen and Sophomores Abroad: Community Colleges and Overseas Academic Programs.

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    Hess, Gerhard

    The mechanics of establishing and maintaining overseas academic programs are examined in this monograph with respect to the community college level. Chapter 1 provides a history of internationalism in institutions of higher learning from ancient times in India, China, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Western Europe. Chapter 2 presents a rationale for the…

  15. A Brief Literature Review on Acculturation Strategies of Overseas Students

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    Fu, Kefeng

    2015-01-01

    Acculturation strategy has been an integral and essential part in the field of acculturation study. The fact that an increasing number of international overseas students wave into China renders this research urgently in need; and new theoretical models emerged constantly, which have had a significant effect on the immigration policies in China.…

  16. Atmospheric Corrosivity at Australian and Overseas Airbases and Airports

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    2014-07-01

    protective coating systems and corrosion inhibitor treatments deteriorate and become less effective. The CLIMAT environmental corrosion test has...UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Atmospheric Corrosivity at Australian and Overseas Airbases and Airports J C Bitcon Maritime...Division Defence Science and Technology Organisation DSTO-TN-1320 ABSTRACT Atmospheric corrosivity at 25 airbases and airports in Australia

  17. 32 CFR 231.8 - Procedures-overseas credit unions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... logistical support. (ii) The name and location of the nearest credit union facility or branch. (iii) The... request that a branch or facility be established. The basic decision concerning such extensions of service... credit unions may operate on overseas DoD installations. The ultimate decision to provide services...

  18. Discriminatory Attitudes toward Intercultural Communication in Domestic and Overseas Contexts

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    Kobayashi, Yoko

    2010-01-01

    Drawing from social identity theory and its categorization process, the present study crossexamines Japanese students' contrastively different attitudes toward Asians and European (-looking) people in two different contexts: (1) Japanese students in the overseas English language school context who perceive a sense of solidarity with other Asian,…

  19. CNPC Geared to Outside World for Overseas Operation

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    1997-01-01

    @@ In recent years, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has strategically decided to broaden the scope of international cooperation for overseas operation. CNPC will try its best to fully utilize domestic and foreign markets, both resources and capital to gradually form the pattern of opening to the outside world in all areas and further development of international cooperation.

  20. Teaching English Literature Overseas. Specialised Bibliography B12.

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    British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.

    This bibliography is divided into six main sections. The first section cites books and articles generally concerning the teaching of English literature overseas. The following five sections cite books and articles dealing specifically with English literature instruction in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle and Far East. Entries…

  1. Chinese Overseas Doctoral Student Narratives of Intercultural Adaptation

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    Ye, Lily; Edwards, Viv

    2015-01-01

    This study aims to explore how Chinese overseas doctoral students adjust to a different academic, social and cultural environment, using Giddens' theoretical framework of self-identity. The findings indicate the participants proactively used various coping strategies in meeting challenges and adapting to new social environments. Continuity and…

  2. 32 CFR 516.13 - Assistance in serving process overseas.

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    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Assistance in serving process overseas. 516.13 Section 516.13 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AID OF CIVIL... AE 09014. (b) Korea. For information and assistance concerning service of process of persons...

  3. 77 FR 42901 - Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Former Overseas Employees

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    ... Domestic Partners: Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Former Overseas Employees; Change in Definitions... appointment should only be granted if the same-sex couple has entered into a legal marriage contract. OPM is not adopting this suggestion. Marriage is not an option for same-sex couples with respect to...

  4. 32 CFR 231.6 - Procedures-overseas banks.

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    ... Financial Management Regulation (DoD 7000.14-R). (3) Other overseas banking offices—(i) Authorized customers... counters, teller cages, and customer and work areas; necessary modifications and alterations to existing... travel orders, at no expense to the U.S. Government when required for official onsite visits by U.S...

  5. Econometric Analysis of Overseas Investment by Chinese Enterprises

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    @@ The analysis contained in this chapter focuses in particular on those Chinese companies that already have overseas operations. The purpose of the chapter is threefold: i) to identify the main characteristics of the Chinese companies active in foreign markets, ii) to investigate the privileged locations abroad and iii) to understand the main driving forces leading Chinese companies to invest abroad.

  6. Spiritual Dynamics Involved with Overseas Student Teaching: A Qualitative Analysis

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    Firmin, Michael W.; Firmin, Ruth L.; MacKay, Brenda B.

    2009-01-01

    We present the results of a qualitative, phenomenological research study that explored the spiritual dynamics of 13 overseas student teachers. Overall, participants in our sample described spiritual growth on two levels. First, they related that spiritual development often followed an inside-out pattern. In explaining this phenomenon, students…

  7. Doing Research Overseas without Tears: Adventures of an Innocent Abroad.

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    Premkamolnetr, Nongyao

    This paper shares some of the experiences of the author, a former Ph.D. overseas student from Thailand, during the time she was conducting a research project in Australia. Being abroad for the first time, as well as coming from a culture with different norms, values, languages, beliefs, and ways of life, led to most of her days studying overseas…

  8. 22 CFR 501.6 - Appointment of Overseas Specialists.

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    ...) Application procedures. (1) Applications for all specialties except secretarial should include a current SF... equivalent), claimed language proficiency and other background or factors which may be related to the work performed by an Overseas Specialist Officer in the relevant specialty. (3) Oral examination. (i)...

  9. Freshmen and Sophomores Abroad: Community Colleges and Overseas Academic Programs.

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    Hess, Gerhard

    The mechanics of establishing and maintaining overseas academic programs are examined in this monograph with respect to the community college level. Chapter 1 provides a history of internationalism in institutions of higher learning from ancient times in India, China, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Western Europe. Chapter 2 presents a rationale for the…

  10. Firms' Overseas Investment Jumps to US$6.9 Billion

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Foreign investment by domestic firms, excluding banks,jumped 26% last year to US$6.9 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said on February 10. The government has been encouraging domestic companies to head overseas to secure resources, build brands and win market share, and it also welcomes the effect an outflow of investment has on the yuan.

  11. Are residential and nursing homes adequately screening overseas healthcare workers?

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    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There has been significant growth in the number of healthcare workers born outside the UK or recruited to the UK from countries with a high prevalence of TB, Hepatitis and other blood borne infections. Government policy recognises the need for occupational health procedures to facilitate treatment for these individuals and to reduce the risk of transmission of disease to patients. The aim of this study was to undertake a survey of nursing and residential homes in South East England, to assess whether homes had occupational health screening policies for healthcare workers who have originated from overseas, and what level of occupational health screening had been undertaken on these employees. Methods An anonymous survey was sent to all 500 homes in West Sussex assessing occupational health practices for "overseas health care workers", defined as health care workers who had been born outside the UK. Results Only one employer (0.8% reported they had an occupational health screening policy specific for healthcare workers who originate from overseas. Over 80% of homes who had recruited directly had no evidence of screening results for HIV, TB, Hepatitis B and C. The commonest countries of origin for staff were the UK, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and India. Conclusion This study suggests that screening of overseas healthcare workers is not routine practice for residential or nursing care homes and requires further input from Primary Care Trust's, Health Care Commission, Commission for Social Care Inspection, and Professional bodies.

  12. Migration and Development: The Policies of China and India with regard to their Overseas Communities

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    Jérôme Elie

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Published by Palgrave MacmillanFocusing on India and China, two countries with high levels of emigration that have developed policies aimed at promoting ties with their nationals who live abroad, this article contributes to the academic and political debate about the relationships between the phenomenon of migration and the development of migrants’ countries of origin. In light of the measures that both these countries have amassed for the benefit of their overseas communities, one can identify the need to create one or more institutional structures to promote individual initiatives. The importance of reciprocity is emphasised, which is an essential aspect of relations between the government of the country of origin and its migrants.

  13. The Branding Potential And Japanese Popular Culture Overseas

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available There has been a surge in the interest in Japanese popular culture worldwide. The objective of this paper was to explore the extent to which products, images, and activities associated with Japanese popular culture are achieving the status of recognizable and sustainable consumer brands overseas.  A specially designed survey was used to examine the levels of awareness, interest, and participation in Japanese popular cultural activities of individuals from different national backgrounds. Regression analysis and other statistical techniques were used to evaluate the empirical findings. The results strongly supported the view that Japanese popular culture products and services have tremendous branding potential overseas.  By breaking down popular culture into recognizable components, it was possible to explore the underlying branding potential trends and gain insights into areas for further market development. This approach can be generally applied to the study of the development and marketing of popular culture products & services.

  14. Ranking and Mapping the Contributions by Overseas Chinese Strategy Scholars

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    Li, Weiwen; Li, Peter Ping; Shu, Cheng;

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    The authors comment on an article by H. Jiao and colleagues regarding development of a ranking of overseas Chines strategy scholars in terms of their contributions to the strategy research. Topics include selection of 24 business journals ranked by the University of Texas at Dallas for their rese......The authors comment on an article by H. Jiao and colleagues regarding development of a ranking of overseas Chines strategy scholars in terms of their contributions to the strategy research. Topics include selection of 24 business journals ranked by the University of Texas at Dallas...... for their research; identifying authors who had published articles in periodicals such as "Management and Organization Review;" and development of a coding protocol and discussing coding procedure.....

  15. [The army nurse, from hospital to overseas operations].

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    Guérot, Françoise; Saliou, Henri; Lefort, Hugues; De Rudnickl, Stéphane

    2014-09-01

    Assigned to French army teaching hospitals, the army nurse can be deployed on overseas operations in support of the armed forces. Experience in the treatment of casualties in life-threatening emergencies is essential, as is the ability to adapt and react. Designated on a voluntary basis, after some two years of working in an army teaching hospital, the hospital nurse receives training in the specificities of the theatre of deployment.

  16. FOTON Auto: Fish Pound Generates Successful Overseas Market

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    2005-01-01

      The rapid development of Chinese auto industry has led to an escalated boom of the independent brands of Chinese auto industry, as well as a success in the overseas market. Especially in the fields of the business cars, thanks to the abundant experiences accumulated during the past 50 years and the mature products, Chinese auto industry has won some comparative advantages in the international market.……

  17. FOTON Auto: Fish Pound Generates Successful Overseas Market

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    2005-01-01

    @@ The rapid development of Chinese auto industry has led to an escalated boom of the independent brands of Chinese auto industry, as well as a success in the overseas market. Especially in the fields of the business cars, thanks to the abundant experiences accumulated during the past 50 years and the mature products, Chinese auto industry has won some comparative advantages in the international market.

  18. China Overseas Plaza Mock-up Floor Grand Openning

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    @@ Global Leasing launched on Full Scale Beijing, November 6, 2008- China Overseas Plaza, located at the heart of the Beijing CBD with Chang'an Avenue to the south and China World Trade Center PhasenⅢto the east, is constructed including two international Grade-A office towers with a commercial podium. The developer held a grand opening ceremony on the completed mock-up floor the sixth floor of the South Tower.

  19. Overseas visitor deaths in Australia, 2001 to 2003.

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    Leggat, Peter A; Wilks, Jeff

    2009-01-01

    The health and safety of international visitors remain an important issue for Australia and other tourist destinations. The death of visitors remains an important indicator of safety. The aim of this study was to provide updated figures on deaths of overseas travelers in Australia. Data were sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics concerning deaths of overseas visitors for the years 2001 to 2003. There were 1,068 overseas visitor deaths (701 males, 66%) during the study period 2001 to 2003. Death by natural causes increased with age, while deaths associated with accidents were more frequent among younger age groups. The majority of deaths were from natural causes (782, 73%), particularly ischemic heart diseases (26%). There were a total of 247 accidental deaths (23% of all deaths) with the main causes being transportation accidents (14% of all deaths) and accidental drowning/submersion (5% of all deaths). The countries contributing the most deaths were the UK (247, 23%), New Zealand (108, 10%) Melanesia/Micronesia (95, 9%), and the United States (57, 5%). Australia remains a relatively safe destination for international travelers, at least in terms of fatalities, which appear to be declining. Most deaths of overseas tourists in Australia are due to natural causes with cardiovascular disease being the predominant cause of death in this group. Accidents remain the most common preventable cause of death of travelers, with road and water safety being the major issues. It is important that tourism and travel medicine groups continue to advocate for improved health and safety of international travelers visiting Australia.

  20. What Can Officials Learn From Temporary Overseas Civil Service?

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    2010-01-01

    @@ On November 22, Beijing's Dongcheng District for the first time announced a 20-year official training program. The program says the district will send civil servants to perform temporary service in multinational companies, international organizations and in the governmental sectors of the United States and other developed countries. The annual budget for the temporary overseas civil service program is estimated at 50 million yuan ($7.5 million).

  1. Academic Challenges That Chinese Overseas Students in the UK Confront

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    王佳妮

    2014-01-01

    Under the education globalization tendency, studying abroad, which is a core topic in education, has more and more frequently appeared in the international environment in recent years.Study will never be an easy social activity, needless to say study abroad, which involves people from different cultures. This essay focuses on the academic challenges that the Chinese overseas students in UK confront in their studies.

  2. Academic Challenges That Chinese Overseas Students in the UK Confront

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    王佳妮

    2014-01-01

    Under the education globalization tendency, studying abroad, which is a core topic in education, has more and more frequently appeared in the international environment in recent years.Study will never be an easy social activity, needless to say study abroad, which involves people from different cultures.This essay focuses on the academic challenges that the Chinese overseas students in UK confront in their studies.

  3. Shengli Making New Progress in Expansion at Overseas Markets

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    Yu Ankun

    2001-01-01

    @@ Aiming at its established strategic goal for international operation, Shengli Oilfields made new progress last year in expansion at overseas markets and cooperation with foreign firms. In the fields of contracting projects and providing labor services on the international oil/gas exploration and development market, it has embarked on a higher level of starting point with respect to number of projects,value of investment and volume of engineering.

  4. Elections: DOD Needs More Comprehensive Planning to Address Military and Overseas Absentee Voting Challenges

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    2016-04-01

    members of military personnel, overseas federal government employees , and overseas civilian voters—as well as challenges faced by FVAP within its own...according to officials. However, overseas citizens use foreign postal systems and DOD reported that civilians who use those systems expressed distrust ...mission, goals, and strategies. 6. Develop and use performance measures: DOD stated that FVAP and each of its employees are evaluated by yearly

  5. Living in Living Cities

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    2011-01-01

    This paper presents and overview of current and potential applications of living technology to urban problems. Living technology can be described as technology that exhibits the core features of living systems. These features can be useful to solve dynamic problems. In particular, urban problems concerning mobility, logistics, telecommunications, governance, safety, sustainability, and society and culture are presented, while solutions involving living technology are reviewed. Finally, the usefulness of describing cities as living systems is discussed.

  6. Cost-Benefit Comparison of Two Proposed Overseas Programs for Reducing Chronic Hepatitis B Infection among Refugees: Is Screening Essential?

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    Jazwa, Amelia; Coleman, Margaret S.; Gazmararian, Julie; Wingate, La’Marcus T.; Maskery, Brian; Mitchell, Tarissa; Weinberg, Michelle

    2015-01-01

    Background Refugees are at an increased risk of chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection because many of their countries of origin, as well as host countries, have intermediate-to-high prevalence rates. Refugees arriving to the US are also at risk of serious sequelae from chronic HBV infection because they are not routinely screened for the virus overseas or in domestic post-arrival exams, and may live in the US for years without awareness of their infection status. Methods A cohort of 26,548 refugees who arrived in Minnesota and Georgia during 2005–2010 was evaluated to determine the prevalence of chronic HBV infection. This prevalence information was then used in a cost-benefit analysis comparing two variations of a proposed overseas program to prevent or ameliorate the effects of HBV infection, titled ‘Screen, then vaccinate or initiate management’ (SVIM) and ‘Vaccinate only’ (VO). The analyses were performed in 2013. All values were converted to US 2012 dollars. Results The estimated six year period-prevalence of chronic HBV infection was 6.8% in the overall refugee population arriving to Minnesota and Georgia and 7.1% in those ≥ 6 years of age. The SVIM program variation was more cost beneficial than VO. While the up-front costs of SVIM were higher than VO ($154,084 vs. $73,758; n=58,538 refugees), the SVIM proposal displayed a positive net benefit, ranging from $24 million to $130 million after only 5 years since program initiation, depending on domestic post-arrival screening rates in the VO proposal. Conclusions Chronic HBV infection remains an important health problem in refugees resettling to the United States. An overseas screening policy for chronic HBV infection is more cost-beneficial than a ‘Vaccination only’ policy. The major benefit drivers for the screening policy are earlier medical management of chronic HBV infection and averted lost societal contributions from premature death. PMID:25595868

  7. Pathologists overseas: coordinating volunteer pathology services for 19 years.

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    Hoenecke, Heinz; Lee, Victor; Roy, Indrojit

    2011-02-01

    Pathologists Overseas is a nonprofit organization that has been coordinating the efforts of volunteer pathologists and technologists for 19 years to improve and provide affordable pathology services to underserved patients worldwide. This is accomplished by aiding and establishing pathology laboratories, providing diagnostic pathology services, and training local physicians as pathologists. Projects have been completed or are currently active in Kenya, Eritrea, Madagascar, Ghana, Nepal, Bhutan, Peru, El Salvador, and St Lucia. The main challenge is finding enough volunteers to provide uninterrupted service to maintain a project. Our goal is to build on these experiences and continue to both support existing and establish more pathology laboratories worldwide.

  8. Will Overseas Training Benefit China’s Civil Servants?

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    2011-01-01

    BEIJING’S Dongcheng District recently announced a 20-year official training program for its civil servants.The staffers will carry out temporary service in multinational companies,international organizations and in the governmental sectors of the United States and other developed countries.The annual budget for the temporary overseas civil service program is estimated at 50 million yuan($7.5 million). Dongcheng District officials said working abroad had proved to be more effective than schooling in foreign countries in boosting officials’

  9. Between Fan Pilgrimage and Dark Tourism: Competing Agendas in Overseas Field Learning

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    McMorran, Chris

    2015-01-01

    An overseas field learning itinerary can be a powerful pedagogical tool for both directing student attention and complicating preexisting spatial narratives. However, one must beware of using the itinerary to replace one narrative with another. This paper examines the itinerary negotiation for a 15-day overseas field module conducted three…

  10. Between Fan Pilgrimage and Dark Tourism: Competing Agendas in Overseas Field Learning

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    McMorran, Chris

    2015-01-01

    An overseas field learning itinerary can be a powerful pedagogical tool for both directing student attention and complicating preexisting spatial narratives. However, one must beware of using the itinerary to replace one narrative with another. This paper examines the itinerary negotiation for a 15-day overseas field module conducted three…

  11. Nearly 30% of Centrally-administered SOEs Suffer Losses from Overseas Investment

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    2012-01-01

    <正>At the China Mining Congress, Tong Junhu, general manager of the Overseas Development Department of China National Gold Group Corp., told a reporter with Economic Information Daily that overseas M&A entailed a lot of uncertainties and huge risks, and enterprises should not act rashly because once they make payment, it would be difficult to control.

  12. Ten Doctors Awarded 2015 Most Beautiful Doctors of China’s Overseas Medical-Aid Missions

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    2015-01-01

    A commonweal activity to commend Chinese doctors and medical teams on overseas medical-aid missions that have made prominent contributions to global medical and health services,especially those battling the Ebola epidemic,was launched in January.Dubbed the 2015"Boundless Love—Finding Most Beautiful Doctors of China’s Overseas Medical-Aid Missions",it was

  13. 48 CFR 2928.305 - Overseas workers' compensation and war hazard insurance.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Overseas workers' compensation and war hazard insurance. 2928.305 Section 2928.305 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF LABOR GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS BONDS AND INSURANCE Insurance 2928.305 Overseas workers' compensation and war hazard insurance. The...

  14. Revelation of Multinational Acquisition Theory for Chinese Oil Companies' Overseas Investment

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    2006-01-01

    This paper introduces multinational acquisition theory and explains its importance in the context of Chinese petroleum industry and overseas acquisition activities of three major oil companies, CNPC, SINOPEC and CNOOC.Strategic options for their overseas investment are recommended and further assessed in terms of geopolitics.

  15. It is Imperative for Chinese Enterprises to Change their Investment Model in Overseas Mining Industry

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    2014-01-01

    <正>By utilizing a mixed economic model,that is,state-owned companies and private companies work together to make overseas investment,complementary advantages can be leveraged to solve various drawbacks existing in the current investment in overseas mining industry.At the 13th China Economic Forum,China Economic Weekly and China Mining

  16. Facebook use and acculturation: The case of overseas Chinese professionals in western countries

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    Y. Mao (Yuping); Y. Qian (Yuxia)

    2015-01-01

    textabstractThe emergence of social network sites has provided new opportunities for intercultural communication. This study is one of the first to explore the role of Facebook on the acculturation of Chinese professionals overseas. Through qualitative interviews, we explored how overseas Chinese pr

  17. 48 CFR 225.7015 - Restriction on overseas architect-engineer services.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restriction on overseas architect-engineer services. 225.7015 Section 225.7015 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... on overseas architect-engineer services. For restriction on award of architect-engineer contracts...

  18. Facebook use and acculturation: The case of overseas Chinese professionals in western countries

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    Y. Mao (Yuping); Y. Qian (Yuxia)

    2015-01-01

    textabstractThe emergence of social network sites has provided new opportunities for intercultural communication. This study is one of the first to explore the role of Facebook on the acculturation of Chinese professionals overseas. Through qualitative interviews, we explored how overseas Chinese

  19. The internationalization of Chinese industries : Overseas acquisition activity in Chinese mining and manufacturing industries

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    Zhou, C.; van Witteloostuijn, A.; Zhang, J.

    2014-01-01

    This study examines how industrial characteristics at home affect Chinese overseas acquisition activities from an industry-level resource-based view. Analyzing data on 512 Chinese overseas acquisition deals across 36 industries in 60 countries over 2003–2008, we find that: (1) firms in industries wi

  20. Facebook use and acculturation: The case of overseas Chinese professionals in western countries

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    Y. Mao (Yuping); Y. Qian (Yuxia)

    2015-01-01

    textabstractThe emergence of social network sites has provided new opportunities for intercultural communication. This study is one of the first to explore the role of Facebook on the acculturation of Chinese professionals overseas. Through qualitative interviews, we explored how overseas Chinese pr

  1. Defense Civilian Compensation: DOD and OPM Could Improve the Consistency of DOD’s Eligibility Determinations for Living Quarters Allowances

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    2015-06-01

    reinforced the single employer interpretation as the correct interpretation. In the point paper, DCPAS also provided examples of employee categories that did...Allowances Why GAO Did This Study DOD provides LQA as an incentive to recruit eligible individuals for civilian employee assignments overseas. In 2014 DOD...spent almost $504 million on LQA for about 16,500 civilian employees to help defray overseas living expenses, such as rent and utilities. GAO was

  2. 22 CFR 92.2 - Description of overseas notarial functions of the Department of State, record of acts.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Description of overseas notarial functions of... AND RELATED SERVICES NOTARIAL AND RELATED SERVICES Introduction § 92.2 Description of overseas notarial functions of the Department of State, record of acts. The overseas notarial function of...

  3. 48 CFR 252.236-7011 - Overseas architect-engineer services-Restriction to United States firms.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Overseas architect... SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions And Clauses 252.236-7011 Overseas architect... provision: Overseas Architect-Engineer Services—Restriction to United States Firms (JAN 1997) (a)...

  4. 文化创伤与侨批记忆%Cultural Trauma and the Memory of Overseas Remittance

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    曹亚明

    2015-01-01

    In western academic circles, the theory of cultural trauma is mainly applied to the reflection on the history of the Second World War,while the Chinese academic community also applies it to the reflec⁃tion on the anti-rightist movement and the Cultural Revolution,but few people got it related with the studies of Overseas Remittance. It is a new attempt to explain the cultural trauma theory and memory of the overseas re⁃mittance.Cultural memory is a reservoir storing the experience and knowledge,while overseas remittance file is a kind of reservoir, a folk cultural form saving overseas’living experience and emotional experience.Over⁃seas remittance describes not just their personal memory,but all Chinese immigrants’traumatic memories. Hence, it is an important task for our current overseas Chinese studies to face the history and reflect cultural trauma.%西方学术界主要把文化创伤理论运用于对第二次世界大战历史的反思,中国学术界也开始把这一理论应用于反右运动和文革的反思,但将文化创伤理论与侨批记忆进行互相阐释还是一种新的尝试。文化记忆是保存经验与知识的储存器,而侨批档案正是一种具有意味的民间“文化形式”,也是保存侨民生存经验和情感体验的“储存器”。侨批所记载的并非仅仅是侨民个人的记忆,而是整个中国移民群体的创伤记忆。因此,直面侨民历史,反思文化创伤,是我们当前华侨研究和文化研究义不容辞的重要任务。

  5. 'Newness-struggle-success' continuum: a qualitative examination of the cultural adaptation process experienced by overseas-qualified dentists in Australia.

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    Balasubramanian, Madhan; Brennan, David S; Spencer, A John; Short, Stephanie D

    2016-04-01

    Objectives Overseas-qualified dentists constitute a significant proportion of the Australian dental workforce (approximately one in four). The aim of the present study was to provide a better understanding of the cultural adaptation process of overseas-qualified dentists in Australia, so as to facilitate their integration into the Australian way of life and improve their contribution to Australian healthcare, economy and society. Methods Life stories of 49 overseas-qualified dentists from 22 countries were analysed for significant themes and patterns. We focused on their settlement experience, which relates to their social and cultural experience in Australia. This analysis was consistent with a hermeneutic phenomenological approach to qualitative social scientific research. Results Many participants noted that encounters with 'the Australian accent' and 'slang' influenced their cultural experience in Australia. Most of the participants expressed 'fascination' with the people and lifestyle in Australia, primarily with regard to the relaxed way of life, cultural diversity and the freedom one usually experiences living in Australia. Few participants expressed 'shock' at not being able to find a community of similar religious faith in Australia, as they are used to in their home countries. These issues were analysed in two themes; (1) language and communication; and (2) people, religion and lifestyle. The cultural adaptation process of overseas-qualified dentists in Australia is described as a continuum or superordinate theme, which we have entitled the 'newness-struggle-success' continuum. This overarching theme supersedes and incorporates all subthemes. Conclusion Family, friends, community and organisational structures (universities and public sector) play a vital role in the cultural learning process, affecting overseas-qualified dentist's ability to progress successfully through the cultural continuum. What is known about the topic? Australia is a popular host

  6. Experience of overseas nurses: the potential for misunderstanding.

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    Okougha, Mercy; Tilki, Mary

    This article describes the findings of a study about the experiences of nurses recruited from Ghana and the Philippines by a London NHS Trust. The findings report on issues that have the potential to affect care as well as relationships with patients, families and clinical colleagues. Not surprisingly, the research reported communication difficulties. It particularly highlights how customs and conventions such as the use of first names or 'please' and 'thank you' can be misinterpreted. It identifies significant ethnocentricity and judgmental attitudes about family care that could create tension and misunderstanding between nurses and family carers. The article highlights cultural attitudes to death and dying, which are likely to be misinterpreted by overseas and local nurses alike. The authors acknowledge the importance of professional skills and clinical safety and reiterate the need for induction, training and mentorship for overseas nurses. They also argue for a shift of focus from the newcomers and highlight the importance of preparing mentors and colleagues to facilitate effective adaptation through cultural awareness, knowledge and sensitivity.

  7. The Development and Usage of the Overseas Sinology Database

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    Ling Bao

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The Overseas Sinology Database is composed of three databases: scholar, organization, and journal. The thesis database is regard as separate and is attached to the scholar database. The database information comes from major areas of the world, especially the countries adjacent to China, and updates are done continuously. The Sinology Database is in several different languages and should satisfy the differing needs of data collection and database application. The data quality is strictly controlled during the whole data life cycle, which includes data collection, processing, storage, and accessing. In addition, according to the standards and specifications of the metadata, metadata are created to accompany the data, which satisfies the cooperation among different databases. Finally, besides the function of searching, statistical calculation, and sorting, the database is also used for data mining and knowledge discovery. Through these methods, conclusions about changes in Sinology can be drawn, which will aid us in understanding the world and China in particular.

  8. Department of Defense Survey of Living Conditions Overseas. 1984. Volume 2. Results.

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    facilities for preteen and teenage children. viii - -... . -,. -y -.I a * * - - - 9. In most of the countries, moderate to high levels of...CONUS 45. Preferred housing ___ 147. Total family income 148. Total spouse income , lb. SPECIAL CASE IDENTIFIERS 3. Sex of service member •__4. Former...intentions, and plans following completion of the current tour. Sex , Marital Status, and Spouse Nationality (Q3-Q6) Ninety-two percent of the Navy and 96

  9. Department of Defense Survey of Living Conditions Overseas, 1984. Volume 1. Management Report.

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    Spouse Nationality, and Sex ............................. 1 Household Composition..............................................1I Spouse Employment and...Nationality, and Sex Army Air Force Only service members who had Germany 2770 United Kingdom 1996 dependents qualified to be sampled. Italy 710 Germany...number/ availability for teens and preteens , convenience to playgrounds - and youth centers; - Immediate physical-psychological surroundings, including

  10. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2001

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2001 sorted by country of origin and state of initial resettlement in the United States.

  11. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2011

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2011 sorted by country of origin and state of initial resettlement in the United States.

  12. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2004

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2004 sorted by country of origin and state of initial resettlement in the United States.

  13. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2009

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  14. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2005

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  15. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2000

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  16. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2003

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  17. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2006

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  18. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2008

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  19. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2010

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  20. Impact of English-language Proficiency on Chinese Expatriates’ Adjustment to Overseas Assignments

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    Xu, Xiaofei

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available With the emergence of Chinese multinationals, increasingly large number of Chinese expatriates work overseas. However, little research has been conducted to investigate Chinese expatriates’ adjustment to overseas assignments. Drawing on prior studies in the areas of linguistics, communication, and business, the current study examines the impact of the English-language proficiency on the Chinese expatriates’ adjustment to overseas assignments.A Chinese multinational in the information technology industry, Company ABC, was selected as a subject company. Quantitative research method was adopted. The quantitative data were collected through a survey of 190 Chinese expatriates from Company ABC. Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient was performed to examine the relationships between English-language proficiency and variables related to the Chinese Expatriates’ Adjustment to Overseas Assignments. The findings show that English-language proficiency was found to enhance Chinese expatriates’ adjustment moderately. Moreover, further analysis indicates that different type of English-language proficiency affects different aspect of Chinese expatriates’ adjustment.

  1. Financial Performance of Korea's Overseas Companies and Policy Recommendations for Improving Efficiency

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    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available As part of globalization, elite multinational companies are actively promoting foreign direct investment, In order to adapt to the globalization trend, large from the middle of 1990s enterprises have helped South Korea to launch the large-scale oversea investment by contributing in it. However, foreign direct investment by Korean companies in operating results has yet to achieve satisfactory results. Under IMF's project, South Korean economy is facing the need for restructuring, and corporate restructuring has become an important issue. Because South Korea domestic enterprises foreign popularity fell sharply and overseas borrowings, lead to deterioration in the terms of the South Korean companies overseas direct investment activities atrophy. In this case, the enterprise's overseas direct investment form and strategic should also have comprehensive change on a scale. It should get rid of external, quantitative growth, but change to efficient strategy.

  2. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2007

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  3. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2012

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  4. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Overseas Refugee Arrival Data FY 2002

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  5. Overseas and Domestic Research Status of Analysis of Humor from the Perspective of Cooperative Principle

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    邹雨娟

    2016-01-01

    In Harvard University in 1967, an American linguistic philosopher, Grice, firstly put forward Cooperative Principle. From then on, overseas and domestic scholars began to pay much attention on CP, and analysis of humor from CP also became popular among researchers. The thesis reviews overseas and domestic research status of the research field from the violation of CP, in order to offer some constructive suggestions and research directions.

  6. Foton Crosses the High Threshold of Overseas Market--the First 40 Van Arrives at Russia

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      On January 14, 2006, after half year's planning, 40 Foton View Van start the expedition from the headquarter square of Foton Motor.It is believed that it is another achievement of Foton Motor's overseas "strategic market" export. The export is a landmark for Foton Motor. Iran, Russia and India are defined as the 3 major overseas strategic markets for the export thresholds are very high and hard to operate.……

  7. Foton Crosses the High Threshold of Overseas Market--the First 40 Van Arrives at Russia

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    @@ On January 14, 2006, after half year's planning, 40 Foton View Van start the expedition from the headquarter square of Foton Motor.It is believed that it is another achievement of Foton Motor's overseas "strategic market" export. The export is a landmark for Foton Motor. Iran, Russia and India are defined as the 3 major overseas strategic markets for the export thresholds are very high and hard to operate.

  8. Overseas investment in the electronics industry and its implications for the Irish economy

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    1992-01-01

    The economic development of a host country may benefit from overseas investment in a number of ways. Directly, the gains may occur through the provision of employment or indirectly through spill-over effects. Using both the theory o f foreign investment, in particular Dunning’s eclectic paradigm, and the theory of multinational behaviour the expectations of the operating characteristics of investing firms may be determined. Following the determination of the motivation for overseas inv...

  9. 80% of Chinese Firms Purchasing Overseas Mines Ended up in the Red

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    <正>Minmetals Resources acquired the world’s largest copper mine under construction for USD5.85 billion.One after another,listed companies Jien Nickle,China Molybdenum and Chihong Zinc and Germanium raised money to get involved in overseas mining projects…SOEs and private enterprises are engaged in a frenzy of overseas mine purchasing.A reporter with Economic

  10. Changing Patterns of Foreigner Transplants in Korea and Overseas Organ Transplants among Koreans.

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    Ahn, Hyung Joon; Kim, Hwi Won; Han, Miyeun; Jeon, Hee Jung; Kwon, Oh Jung; Ahn, Curie

    2017-08-31

    This study aimed to estimate the numbers of foreign patients seeking organ transplantation (OT) in Korea, and to examine the relationship between the trend of deceased donors in Korea and number of Korean patients seeking OT overseas since 2000. Data on foreigners who received a transplant in Korea were obtained from the Korean Network for Organ Sharing. Data on overseas transplants were obtained from 42 transplant centers surveyed through transplant coordinators. A total of 336 foreigners underwent OT (kidney transplantation [KT]: 174; liver transplantation [LT]: 162) in Korea between 2006 and 2016. The Mongolians were the most common foreigners who undergo KTs (32%), followed by the Chinese (18%), Americans (9%), and Emiratis (7%). Among foreigners undergoing LTs, the most common country of origin was Mongolia (39%), followed by United Arab Emirates (23%), China (13%), and the United States (6%). A total of 2206 Korean patients underwent overseas OT (KT: 977; LT: 1229) between 2000 and 2016. In 97% of overseas KT cases (n=942) and 98% (n=1205) of overseas LT cases, the transplantations were performed in China. The relationship between the number of deceased donors in Korea and the number of overseas transplants after 2006 indicates a highly negative correlation. (ρ= -0.988, ptransplant tourism.

  11. Searching for Logistics and Regulatory Determinants Affecting Overseas Direct Purchase: An Empirical Cross-National Study

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    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Cross-border e-commerce has been very successful in the last decade. Merchants and consumers have been encouraged to participate in e-commerce, including B2C or B2B. B2C is not limited to a domestic market anymore. Consumers across countries are interested in overseas direct purchases. They are willing to purchase products from major online shopping sites such as Amazon and eBay. We aim at gaining a better understanding of overseas direct purchases. Determinants of overseas direct purchases based on cross-national data are identified. Accordingly, we investigate logistics and regulatory determinants. Furthermore, external environments such as regulatory institutions and globalization are discussed in terms of overseas direct purchases. This study incorporates theoretical foundations into empirical findings. Specifically, the institutional theory and the resource-based view are applied to explain the internal and external determinants to increase overseas direct purchases. We conduct an empirical test using panel data for each country to identify the various determinants associated with overseas direct purchases.

  12. Historical tsunami database for France and its overseas territories

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    J. Lambert

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available A search and analysis of a large number of historical documents has made it possible: (i to discover so-far unknown tsunamis that have hit the French coasts during the last centuries, and (ii conversely, to disprove the tsunami nature of several events referred to in recent catalogues. This information has been structured into a database and also made available as a website (http://www.tsunamis.fr that is accessible in French, English and Spanish. So far 60 genuine ("true" tsunamis have been described (with their dates, causes, oceans/seas, places observed, number of waves, flood and ebb distances, run-up, and intensities and referenced against contemporary sources. Digitized documents are accessible online. In addition, so as to avoid confusion, tsunamis revealed as "false" or "doubtful" have been compiled into a second catalogue.

    Both the database and the website are updated annually corresponding to the state of knowledge, so as to take into account newly discovered historical references and the occurrence of new tsunamis on the coasts of France and many of its overseas territories: Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, New Caledonia, Réunion, and Mayotte.

  13. Ligncellulosic feedstock supply systems with intermodal and overseas transportation

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    Ric Hoefnagels; Kara Cafferty; Erin Searcy; Jacob J. Jacobson; Martin Junginger; Thijs Cornelissen; Andre Faaij

    2014-12-01

    With growing demand for biomass from industrial uses and international trade, the logistic operations required to economically move the biomass from the field or forest to the end users have become increasingly complex. In addition to economics, understanding energy and GHG emissions is required to design cost effective, sustainable logistic process operations; in order to improve international supply chains it is also important to understate their interdependencies and related uncertainties. This article presents an approach to assess lignocellulosic feedstock supply systems at the operational level. For this purpose, the Biomass Logistic Model (BLM) has been linked with the Geographic Information Systems based Biomass Intermodal Transportation model (BIT-UU) and extended with inter-continental transport routes. Case studies of herbaceous and woody biomass, produced in the U.S. Midwest and U.S. Southeast, respectively, and shipped to Europe for conversion to Fischer-Tropsch (FT) diesel are included to demonstrate how intermodal transportation and, in particular, overseas shipping integrates with the bioenergy supply chains. For the cases demonstrated, biomass can be supplied at 99 € Mg-1 to 117 € Mg-1 (dry) and converted to FT-diesel at 19 € GJ-1 to 24 € GJ-1 depending on the feedstock type and location, intermediate (chips or pellets) and size of the FT-diesel production plant. With the flexibility to change the design of supply chains as well as input variables, many alternative supply chain cases can be assessed.

  14. Not an Idea We Have to Shun’: Chinese Overseas Basing Requirements in the 21st Century

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    rebalance the Chinese economy to rely more on domestic consumption to drive economic growth. China’s dependence on imported food , minerals, metals...protect overseas interests and furthermore, he argues that the issue of an overseas base need not be considered taboo : “[Setting up overseas military...points for rest and entertainment, food and water, ship and equipment maintenance, and medical treatment should suffice.38 Zhang argued both the

  15. An Overseas Naval Presence without Overseas Bases: China’s Counter-piracy Operation in the Gulf of Aden

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    Full Text Available This article aims to assess how China is using its navy to secure its interests in the Gulf of Aden, and what this means for the European Union. The analysis of how China’s naval presence in the Gulf of Aden has evolved since early 2009 suggests that China’s increasing interests and involvement in Africa do not necessarily lead to the establishment of Chinese naval bases in or close to the continent. To supply its ships, the Chinese navy may well continue using the commercial-diplomatic model that China has been developing. This model is based on China’s close diplomatic relations with countries in the region and the extensive presence of Chinese companies to whom logistical services can be outsourced and who are under a greater degree of state influence than most Western multinationals. One of the consequences of this approach is that although China may not establish overseas military bases, it may be able to keep expanding its naval presence in or around Africa.

  16. Overseas direct investment and exports in Korea: A time series approach

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    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available Overseas direct investment is one of the most important and influencing variables in globalizing economy. And it continues to be a driving force of the globalization process that characterizes the modern world economy. Among others, export related effects are prominent. In this study, the relationship between overseas direct investment and exports is investigated using quarterly data and time series approach. Firstly, the stationarity of variables is examined using unit root test. And the adequacy of using VAR model is tested with co-integration test. Next, the relationship between overseas direct investment and exports is analyzed using Granger causality method. The reliability of Granger causality tests depends on the correct specification of the information universe because the omission of relevant in a third variable exists, which cause both overseas direct investment and export, the causality tests may be spurious, reflecting the influence of the omitted variable. To avoid this problem, exchange rate is included as an exogenous variable. Finally, impulse response analysis is performed to assess the quantitative impact of overseas direct investment on exports and vice versa.

  17. A study to compare chest X-ray reports on overseas nursing recruits.

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    Power, S

    2010-05-01

    This study was carried out to assess if there was a difference in the Chest X- ray (CXR) report on recruited nurses carried out overseas and later repeated in Ireland. This study was carried out in two Irish teaching hospitals. The subjects of this study comprised all overseas nurses recruited in each of the two hospitals within the defined period. The total number of subjects recruited from the 2 two centres was 84. Only nurses that had a repeat CXR were included in this study. 6\\/84 (7%) of the CXR that were initially reported as normal were subsequently reported as abnormal and were later diagnosed as Latent TB. 2\\/84(2%) of the CXR that were reported as abnormal were subsequently reported as normal. The data collected in this study has demonstrated that there was a significant difference in the CXR report from overseas and the CXR report in Ireland.

  18. Present situation and challenges of vaccinations for overseas travelers from Japan.

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    Hamada, Atsuo; Fukushima, Shinji

    2015-06-01

    The vaccination rates of Japanese people travelling abroad are still relatively low compared to travelers from Europe and the U.S. The following 3 causes are considered to contribute to the low vaccination rates among Japanese. First point is the lack of attention to the prevention of diseases during overseas travel in Japanese people. Second point is the limited number of healthcare facilities where Japanese overseas travelers can receive vaccinations. Third, many vaccines administered to travelers are still unapproved in Japan. However, there appear to be recent developments in each matter. With these social changes, the vaccination rate should be improved by disseminating recognition of the importance of the travel medicine in Japan. This report summarizes the present situation of vaccination of Japanese overseas travelers and discusses the challenges to improving vaccination rates. Copyright © 2015 Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. 14 CFR 249.21 - Preservation of records by public charter operators and overseas military personnel charter...

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    ... operators and overseas military personnel charter operators. 249.21 Section 249.21 Aeronautics and Space... public charter operators and overseas military personnel charter operators. Each operator authorized... in connection with the tour or series of tours. (d) All customer reservations records for each...

  20. 31 CFR 586.519 - Release of certain funds held at overseas branches of U.S. financial institutions.

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    ... overseas branches of U.S. financial institutions. 586.519 Section 586.519 Money and Finance: Treasury... of U.S. financial institutions. Specific licenses may be issued on a case-by-case basis to permit the overseas branches of U.S. financial institutions to unblock deposit accounts that were blocked pursuant...

  1. 76 FR 39465 - 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-573, DS-574, DS-575, and DS-576, Overseas...

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    ... Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-573, DS-574, DS-575, and DS-576, Overseas Schools--Grant... Collection. Originating Office: Office of Overseas Schools, A/OPR/OS. Form Number: DS-573, DS-574, DS-575, and DS-576. Respondents: Recipients of grants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 196. Estimated Number...

  2. 76 FR 14442 - 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 6561 Pre-Assignment for Overseas Duty for...

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    ... Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 6561 Pre- Assignment for Overseas Duty for Non Foreign... Duty Bon-Foreign Service Personnel. OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: M/MED/CL. Form Number: DS 6561. Respondents: Overseas employees and family members, not in...

  3. 76 FR 28499 - 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-6561, Pre-Assignment for Overseas Duty...

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    2011-05-17

    ... Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-6561, Pre-Assignment for Overseas Duty, OMB 1405-XXXX... Collection: Pre-Assignment for Overseas Duty. OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: New. Originating Office: Office of Medical Services, M/MED/C/ MC. Form Number: DS-6561. Respondents: Employees and...

  4. Nursing educator perspectives of overseas qualified nurses' intercultural clinical communication: barriers, enablers and engagement strategies.

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    Philip, Susan; Manias, Elizabeth; Woodward-Kron, Robyn

    2015-09-01

    To understand the intercultural communication experiences and associated communication training needs of overseas qualified nurses in the Australian healthcare system from the unique perspectives of nurse educators teaching in accredited bridging programmes. Overseas qualified nurses are an integral part of the nursing workforce in migration destination countries. Communication training needs are more complex when there are cultural, ethnic and language differences between nurses, other health professionals and patients. A qualitative, exploratory research design using semi-structured interviews. All (nine) organisations involved in conducting the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency approved preregistration bridging programmes for overseas qualified nurses within the state of Victoria, Australia, were involved in the study. Participants were 12 nurse educators employed in these organisations. Thematic analysis was undertaken. Three macro themes emerged about the overseas qualified nurses' intercultural communication: (1) pre-existing barriers and enablers to intercultural communication, for example, nurses' reluctance to engage in communicative strategies that build rapport with patients, (2) transitional behaviours and impact on communication, including maintenance of perceived cultural hierarchies between health professionals and (3) development of communicative competence, including expanding one's repertoire of conversational gambits. The findings point to the domains and causes of communication challenges facing overseas qualified nurses in new healthcare settings as well as strategies that the nurse educators and nurses can adopt. Communication cannot be merely regarded as a skill that can be taught in a didactic programme. Comprehensive understanding is needed about the sociocultural dimensions of these nurses' orientation, which can impact on how they communicate in their new healthcare settings. The findings can act as triggers for discussion

  5. The Second China Overseas Investment Fair to Be Held in November

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    You Wanlong; Yan Manman

    2010-01-01

    @@ Released by the corresponding press conference,the Second China Overseas Investment Fair is going to be held at the China International Trade Centre in Beijing on November 2nd and November 3rd.The fair will involve wideranged industries,including resourcesrelated industries(energy and mineral),high-tech industries,advanced manufacturing,service industry,finance,agriculture,infrastructure,environmental protection and energy saving industries,cultural industry as well as other industries which conform to the state overseas investment policies.

  6. Historical evolution of international communication of Wushu culture via the oversea Chinese%武术文化通过华侨华人进行国际传播的历史沿革

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    揭光泽; 付爱丽

    2015-01-01

    The authors analyzed the channels and characteristics of communication of Chinese Wushu culture via the oversea Chinese, and revealed the following findings: in ancient times, Wushu culture was spread to neighboring countries by the oversea Chinese doing a business, making a living or fleeing from a calamity; the appearance of the oversea Chinese on a large scale mainly happened in modern times, accompanying their development, Wushu cul-ture had experienced such 3 stages as unconscious communication, spontaneously organized communication and organized communication; in contemporary times, as supported by the Chinese government, initiative communica-tion becomes the main characteristic of international communication of Wushu culture via the oversea Chinese, while Confucius Institute, specialized training bases etc, become important forms of communication.%对我国武术文化的华侨华人传播脉络和特征进行分析,研究表明武术文化由商贸、谋生以及逃难等的华侨华人传播到周边国家;华侨华人大规模出现主要在近现代,武术文化伴随着其发展经历了无意识传播、自发组织传播和有组织传播3个阶段;在新中国政府的支持下,主动传播成为了华人华侨国际传播武术文化的主要特征,孔子学院、专门的培训基地等成为重要的传播形式.

  7. A Poor Job Market and a Steady Currency Feed "Overseas-Study Fever" in China

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    Hvistendahl, Mara

    2009-01-01

    The Chinese news media have a name for the craze that has gripped students here in the past few years: "overseas-study fever." And despite the worsening global financial crisis and a slowing domestic economy, it shows little sign of letting up. Recruiters say a high household savings rate, a difficult job market, and a steady currency,…

  8. HIV risk among Australian men travelling overseas: networks and context matter.

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    Brown, Graham; Ellard, Jeanne; Mooney-Somers, Julie; Hildebrand, Janina; Langdon, Trish

    2012-01-01

    Increasing international mobility presents a risk for communicable disease transmission. Overseas-acquired HIV infections have been increasingly observed across Australian jurisdictions. This includes a mix of men emigrating from countries with high HIV prevalence and men travelling abroad. There is currently little research exploring international mobility and HIV risk, and as a consequence the increase of men acquiring HIV while travelling overseas is poorly understood. This paper draws on data from a qualitative study exploring the risk perspectives and experiences of 14 Australian men who acquired HIV while travelling overseas in the years between 2000 and 2009. Participants articulated a strong desire to distance themselves from the identity of a tourist. Social networks were highlighted as important entry points to engage with other foreign travellers and expatriates. These networks were highly influential and were understood by the participants to provide guidance on how they should negotiate the local scene, including where to meet sex partners. Limited discussion of safe sex and HIV was mentioned in these contexts. The findings suggest that prevalent social norms and social networks play an influential role in how participants negotiate sex and social relations in overseas settings. These networks could potentially provide sites for effective HIV-prevention programmes.

  9. The Potential of a Mobile Group Blog to Support Cultural Learning among Overseas Students

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    Shao, Yinjuan; Crook, Charles

    2015-01-01

    We explored the use of mobile social software, in the form of a mobile group blog, to assist cultural learning. The potential of using this technology for cultural adaptation among overseas students was examined as those students adapted to the everyday life of studying abroad. Two pilot studies and a successful field study of a mobile group blog…

  10. Evaluation and Classification of Overseas Talents in China Based on the BWM for Intuitionistic Relations

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    Qing Yang

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Efficient utilization of human resources is an important force for the sustainable development of society and the economy. Against the backdrop of the development of economic globalization, the Chinese Government is presently implementing the strategy of “Strengthening the Nation with Talent” to assist the exploitation and management of human resources. Overseas talents have recently become an important resource. How to scientifically evaluate and classify overseas talents has become an important research topic, and it is necessary to seek a systematic decision aid. This paper introduces a novel methodology to evaluate and classify overseas talents in China under the intuitionistic relations environment. Firstly, we determine the weighted values of decision makers and criteria through defining geometry consistency. Secondly, we construct a non-linear Best-Worst-Method (BWM model with intuitionistic preference relations. A highlight of this BWM model for intuitionistic relations is taking both positive and negative aspects into consideration, which is different from the original BWM. Finally, the proposed methodology is applied to an illustrative example of overseas talent evaluation, indicating the simultaneous efficiency and practicability of the method.

  11. The Overseas Activities of Professors of Educational Administration, 1970-1981.

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    Jennings, Robert E.; Boyle, David T.

    Forty-four professors of educational administration who had participated in the Overseas Clearinghouse file, a self-reporting of information about other nations, were surveyed about their activities. The instrument inquired about what professors were doing in terms of research, teaching, or consulting and how these tasks were being supported.…

  12. Super or Superfluous in the South Pacific?: Unearthing the Benefits of an Overseas Teaching Practicum

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    Fitzsimmons, Phil; McKenzie, Barbra

    2006-01-01

    This article discusses the findings of a project that sought to understand the professional, and perhaps the personal, benefits gained from participating in an overseas teaching practicum. Using in-situ classroom observations, semi-structured interviews and informal discussions, it became apparent that the participating students believed they had…

  13. GWDC Remarkable for Overseas Operation--Execution of Iranian project by GWDC

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    @@ Great Wall Drilling Company (GWDC) of CNPC has made brilliant achievements in expanding overseas drilling market in the recent years. In the beginning of 2001, when the company was restructured for its specialized business with the new corporate management put in place, GWDC started to involved itself in the 19+2 drilling project in Iran.

  14. What Makes Hotel Expatriates Remain in Their Overseas Assignments: A Grounded Theory Study

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    Ho, Zoe Ju-Yu

    2012-01-01

    In this study the researcher uses a qualitative research design to discover what makes hotel expatriates remain in their overseas assignments. In-depth interviews, participant observations, and personal documents are used as data collection methods. Four hotel expatriates are recruited as participants of the study. The collected interview…

  15. The Interdependent Family-Centric Career: Career Perspective of the Overseas Chinese in Indonesia

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    Pekerti, Andre A.

    2008-01-01

    This theoretical article presents an interdisciplinary approach to extend the scope of current career theories and their application to the overseas Chinese (OC) in Indonesia. Using an ecological model to analyze culture and an emic perspective, the article discusses several factors that affect careers of OC Indonesians. Factors such as culture,…

  16. Benefits to the U.S. from Physicists Working at Accelerators Overseas

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    Anderson, Jacob; Gershtein, Yuri; Hadley, Nicholas; Harrison, Michael; Narain, Meenakshi; Nielsen, Jason; Olness, Fred; Penning, Bjoern; Peskin, Michael; Prebys, Eric; Ross, Marc; Rappoccio, Salvatore; Seiden, Abraham; Stroynowski, Ryszard

    2013-01-01

    We illustrate benefits to the U.S. economy and technological infrastructure of U.S. participation in accelerators overseas. We discuss contributions to experimental hardware and analysis and to accelerator technology and components, and benefits stemming from the involvement of U.S. students and postdoctoral fellows in global scientific collaborations. Contributed to the proceedings of the Snowmass 2013 Community Summer Study.

  17. The role of Japanese expatriates when Japanese companies transfer kaizen principles to their overseas affiliates

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    Yokozawa, Kodo; Steenhuis, H.J.; de Bruijn, E.J.

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the challenges faced by Japanese manufacturers during the process of transferring kaizen to overseas subsidiaries. Case study research was conducted among l5 Japanese manufacturers in the Netherlands. The first-level analysis confirms the conclusions from the literature that the

  18. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act: Overview and Issues

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    Voting Alternative Site ( IVAS ) ................................................................................................................. 10...Justice filed lawsuits against Illinois, New York, New Mexico , Wisconsin, and Guam to ensure that overseas military and civilian voters can fully...had requested them. The department announced that it had reached an agreement with New Mexico on October 13; the lawsuit had alleged that election

  19. Jafari and Transformation: A Model to Enhance Short-Term Overseas Study Tours

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    Hall, Timothy; Gray, Tonia; Downey, Greg; Sheringham, Colin; Jones, Benjamin; Power, Anne; Truong, Son

    2016-01-01

    An increasing emphasis on university internationalisation, global citizenship education and outbound mobility experiences (OMEs) has seen international study travel become a key staple of tertiary education. University students undertake learning experience for academic credit overseas for a period shorter than a semester under the guidance of an…

  20. Themes Caribbean Overseas Students Perceive Influence Their Levels of Culture Shock

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    Edwards-Joseph, Arline; Baker, Stanley B.

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated whether or not Caribbean overseas students, attending universities in the United States, perceived that they experienced culture shock and what themes emerged explaining their experiences. Thirty-eight participants indicated having experienced culture shock, and 20 did not. Five major themes (loneliness and feelings of not…

  1. Themes Caribbean Overseas Students Perceive Influence Their Levels of Culture Shock

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    Edwards-Joseph, Arline; Baker, Stanley B.

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated whether or not Caribbean overseas students, attending universities in the United States, perceived that they experienced culture shock and what themes emerged explaining their experiences. Thirty-eight participants indicated having experienced culture shock, and 20 did not. Five major themes (loneliness and feelings of not…

  2. Working overseas : Canadian oil and gas specialists are on the job from Argentina to Azerbaijan

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    Bentein, J.

    2010-05-15

    The recent economic downturn has caused some Canadian oil and gas workers to seek employment in remote locations overseas. Some international oil and gas operators offer their overseas rotational workers online training in the languages and cultures of the countries they work in. Despite this fact, many workers are not prepared for the cultural differences and extreme poverty of some of the countries they reside in. Overseas operators are increasingly relying on the use of homegrown workers for their foreign operations. Employing local workers saves money in salaries and travel, while also winning political approval. Canada's expatriate workers are not required to pay personal income tax if they can prove that they do not reside permanently in Canada. Many Canadian and American specialists working overseas function primarily as a training pool for future local replacements. Many employees are given security briefings for countries that pose higher threats to their safety, such as Yemen, many African countries, and Colombia. Despite the potential hardship and danger, employees are attracted by the significant financial rewards accrued during foreign assignments. 5 figs.

  3. Students of migration: Indian overseas students and the question of permanent residency

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    Baas, M.

    2006-01-01

    This article explores the motives of students from India who have enrolled in Australian universities as overseas students. It shows that their main objective is to obtain a permanent residence visa in Australia and that they tailor their choice of course and university with this end in mind. As a

  4. Effectively Sustaining Forces Overseas While Minimizing Supply Chain Costs. Targeted Theater Inventory

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    2008-01-01

    recommend that Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain managers design the distribution system to meet customer needs driven by their operational...distribution costs to meet customer needs , some items should be sent overseas by air and some should be sent by surface but usually to intermediate theater

  5. Recruitment and Financing of Candidates To Study Overseas: Its Implications for Australia.

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    Smart, Don

    Growing numbers of Malaysian students are going to Australia for overseas study. This paper begins with a discussion of Malaysia's New Economic Policy, whose provisions include a phasing out of English as the language of instruction in favor of Bahasa Malaya, the language of the indigenous Malay majority. This policy provides a background for the…

  6. 75 FR 54322 - Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates AGENCY: Per Diem, Travel and...: The Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per...

  7. 76 FR 46758 - Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates AGENCY: DoD, Per Diem, Travel and... Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per...

  8. 78 FR 70284 - Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates AGENCY: Travel and Transportation...: The Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per...

  9. 77 FR 25441 - Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates AGENCY: Per Diem, Travel and...: The Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per...

  10. 75 FR 69975 - Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates AGENCY: DoD, Per Diem, Travel and... Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per...

  11. 78 FR 706 - Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates AGENCY: Per Diem, Travel and...: The Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per...

  12. 75 FR 24663 - Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates AGENCY: Per Diem, Travel and...: The Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per...

  13. 77 FR 32601 - Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates

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    2012-06-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates AGENCY: DoD, Per Diem, Travel and... Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per...

  14. 76 FR 41221 - Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates AGENCY: DoD, Per Diem, Travel and... Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per...

  15. 78 FR 19249 - Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates AGENCY: Per Diem, Travel and...: The Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per...

  16. Management of Official Overseas Trips of Staff in Agri-scientific Research Institutions

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    Lizhen; CHEN; Yu; ZHENG; Haiyan; LUO; Qingqun; YAO

    2014-01-01

    Taking Tropical Crops Genetic Resources Institute( TCGRI) of Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences( CATAS) as an example,this paper discussed current situation of management of official overseas trips of staff in agric-scientific research institutions,analyzed existing problems,and finally came up with pertinent recommendations.

  17. Location Choices of Chinese Multinationals in Europe : The Role of Overseas Communities

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    B. Karreman (Bas); M.J. Burger (Martijn); F.G. van Oort (Frank)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractOverseas Chinese communities are an important determinant in the location choice of greenfield investments made by mainland Chinese multinational enterprises across European regions. Conceptually embedded in a relational approach, this effect is shown through an empirical analysis of an

  18. The Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese Overseas Postgraduates in English Speaking Universities

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    Liu, Xu

    2015-01-01

    An increasing number of Chinese students pursue their higher education degree in an overseas university. This research paper sets out to raise a discussion about some of the major challenges that such Chinese postgraduates might experience when studying at universities in English speaking countries drawing from ethnographic and sociological…

  19. Studying Overseas: Factors Impacting Intention of Female Students in Mainland China

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    Zhang, Yi; Sun, Jie; Hagedorn, Linda Serra

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that impact Chinese female students' intention to study overseas. This study also aimed to understand how these factors impact female students' decision making process. Using a survey questionnaire, data were collected from 96 female undergraduates who enrolled in a 4-year public university…

  20. Suspension of oil supply and import of oil from the overseas oil development program

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    Kim, Jin Hyung [Korea Energy Economics Institute, Euiwang (Korea)

    1999-03-01

    The import of oil from the overseas oil development is not only reducing the probability and the scale of supply suspension but also enhancing the competitive power of oil industry by securing crude oil stably and economically. Therefore, the import of oil from the overseas oil development is desperately required to meet the opening of domestic oil market. Since the overseas oil development program has started in 1981, the government subsidy from special energy accounting is $0.6 billion occupying 25% of total investment with $2.4 billion. In spite of such a government subsidy, the import amount of development in 1997 is 13.6 million barrel, which is only 1.6% of domestic crude oil consumption. With the goal of supplying 10% of domestically consumed crude oil with self-developed crude oil by 2010, the government is considering a support plan to secure oil for the energy security, because enterprises are lowering its priority of investment on the overseas oil development program as a result of IMF crisis and restructuring. This study estimates the amount of government subsidy through the positive analysis, by selecting an aftermath supporting program as an alternative. (author). 28 refs., 3 figs., 9 tabs.

  1. U.S. Overseas Military Presence: What Are the Strategic Choices?

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    2012-01-01

    and objectivity. PROJECT AIR FORCE U.S. Overseas Military Presence What Are the Strategic Choices? Lynn E. Davis, Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Melanie W...2011a, 2011b, 2011c, 2011d; Blanchard, 2011. 2 Other bases were excluded from the database for other reasons: St. Helena Airfield, Klein Brogel

  2. Educational Reconstruction "By the Dawn's Early Light": Violent Political Conflict and American Overseas Education Reform

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    Sobe, Noah W.

    2009-01-01

    Using a historical approach, Sobe examines the myths and ideals that have underlain U.S. educational initiatives in postconflict nations abroad. Building on its tradition of modern schooling designed to advance civic and social order, America has sought to extend its political and cultural values overseas through educational reforms in…

  3. 在华留学生文化智力对其跨文化适应的影响研究%The Influence of Cultural Intelligence on Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Overseas Students in China

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    李晓艳; 周二华; 姚姝慧

    2012-01-01

    The study examines the influence of cultural intelligence and positive psychological capital on cross-cultural adaptation of overseas students living in China, as well as the moderating role of social support. Three hundred and thirty overseas students living in Hubei province completed interviews and questionnaires. Results of correlation analysis and regression analysis reveals that the overall level of adaptation of overseas students is pretty overage, especially environmental adaptation and language adaptation level are lower; higher cultural intelligence is related to better cultural adaptation; psychological capital of overseas students have significant positive influence on their cross-cultural adaptation. Results also found that overseas students who possess higher levels of social support better suit cross-cultural adaptation. In light of above conclusions, this paper does some discuss and gives some suggestions on improving cross-cultural adaptation of international students in China.%以文化智力理论为基础,引入个体的心理资本和社会支持作为调节变量,对在华留学生的跨文化适应进行了实证研究.研究结果表明:在华留学生的跨文化总体适应水平普遍一般,且在环境适应和语言适应2个维度上表现较差 ;文化智力对在华留学生跨文化适应的各维度有显著影响、心理资本对在华留学生的文化智力有显著预测作用 ;留学生个体的心理资本和社会支持对其文化智力与跨文化适应之间的关系有正向调节作用.研究结论丰富了跨文化适应的研究,同时也为在华留学生提高跨文化适应的能力提供了现实启示.

  4. Legal aspects of the association of overseas countries and territories with the European Union

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    Hruškovic Ivan

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This article is concerned with an issue in European law that is historically derived from the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community. The aim is to illuminate the functions and objectives of the European Union that correspond to the provisions of Part Four of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories. The basic provisions are laid down in the primary law of the European Union but there are also other documents and legislative acts that lay down more detailed provisions on the given issue and reveal a more complex perspective. The article focuses on the existing legislation regulating the association of overseas countries and territories with the Union. The author first draws attention to the key provisions of the Treaty establishing the EEC that define the purpose, objectives and fundamental principles applied between the Union and the overseas countries and territories. The main purpose of the article, however, is to analyse the current legal basis of association and to highlight the need for a new legislative framework of cooperation. New legislation should take into account not only the interests of the Union, but also the desire of the overseas countries and territories for a new quality of mutual cooperation. The author argues that the best way to improve the association mechanism based on the Lisbon Treaty is to modernise the Union’s existing secondary legislation in this area. In this regard the author analyses issues related to Council decision 2001/822/EC on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Community and the proposal for a Council decision (COM/2012/362 of 16 July, 2012.

  5. Living Technology

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    2010-01-01

    This book is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about living technology, whether coming from business, the government, policy centers, academia, or anywhere else. Its purpose is to help people to learn what living technology is, what it might develop into, and how it might impact...... our lives. The phrase 'living technology' was coined to refer to technology that is alive as well as technology that is useful because it shares the fundamental properties of living systems. In particular, the invention of this phrase was called for to describe the trend of our technology becoming...... increasingly life-like or literally alive. Still, the phrase has different interpretations depending on how one views what life is. This book presents nineteen perspectives on living technology. Taken together, the interviews convey the collective wisdom on living technology's power and promise, as well as its...

  6. Living Technology

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    2010-01-01

    This book is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about living technology, whether coming from business, the government, policy centers, academia, or anywhere else. Its purpose is to help people to learn what living technology is, what it might develop into, and how it might impact...... our lives. The phrase 'living technology' was coined to refer to technology that is alive as well as technology that is useful because it shares the fundamental properties of living systems. In particular, the invention of this phrase was called for to describe the trend of our technology becoming...... increasingly life-like or literally alive. Still, the phrase has different interpretations depending on how one views what life is. This book presents nineteen perspectives on living technology. Taken together, the interviews convey the collective wisdom on living technology's power and promise, as well as its...

  7. S tatu s a n dC omparativ e An aly sis of Overseas Upstream Businesses of China'sOil Majors%S tatu s a n dC omparativ e An aly sis of Overseas Upstream Businesses of China'sOil Majors

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    2012-01-01

    In recent years, China's three oil majors has taken .the opportunity of rising oil price and financialcrisis, implemented the "going out" strategy and done international businesses. They have been actively engaged in overseas oil/gas development and petroleum engineering services. They have completed market existence in overseas upstream business successively and their overseas upstream business is on a fast track of development.

  8. CNOOC in China's Biggest Overseas Acquisition to Tap North American Market%CNOOC in China's Biggest Overseas Acquisition to Tap North American Market

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    Gu Chi

    2012-01-01

    CNOOC Ltd. has recently agreed to pay USS15.1 billion in cash to acquire Nexen Inc, the Calgary-based oil and gas producer, in the biggest overseas acquisition by a Chinese company. Nexen's board has recommended the deal to its shareholders. Nexen, whose assets include conventional oil and gas, oil sands and shale gas, will give CNOOC assets in Canada, the United Kingdom, West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico that produced 207,000 barrels a day in the second quarter, boosting the Chinese buyer's output by about 20 percent.

  9. 75 FR 6321 - Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

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    2010-02-09

    ... domestic and overseas consular sites handling a representative sample of all consular services worldwide...) Waiver of immigrant visa $545. ineligibility (collected for USCIS and subject to change). (e) Refugee...

  10. Circular of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Issoues Concerning Administration of Overseas Organizations' Foreign Exchange Accounts in China

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    2009-01-01

    @@ For the purpose of regulating the opening and use of foreign exchange accounts in China by overseas organizations.facilitating investment in trade and preventing financial risks,the State Administration of Foreign Exchange issued Circular of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Issues Conceming Administration of Overseas Organizations'Foreign Exchange Accounts in China,which entered into force on Aug.1,2009.

  11. Overseas Risks to China’s Energy Security and Potential Countermeasures

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    Chi Zhang

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the overseas risks to China’s energy security and provides suggestions for how to safeguard China’s energy security. The key to China’s energy security is supply security. This means obtaining enough and continued energy supply at affordable prices which can be divided into two factors: one is purchasing energy at reasonable prices; the other is having uninterrupted energy import. Accordingly, the major overseas challenges to China’s energy security are the surging international oil prices and the problem of safeguarding energy imports. There are both merits and shortcomings to the energy security concept of realism and that of neo-liberalism. Suggestions for how to secure China’s energy supply should be based on China’s conditions as well as a critique of the two theoretical perspectives and should include three aspects: energy diplomacy, military development and strategic oil reserves.

  12. Overseas Internship Education in Engineering Graduate Courses and Evaluation of the Educational Effect

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    Noguchi, Toru; Yoshikawa, Kozo; Nakamura, Masato

    Center for Engineering Education Development, CEED, Hokkaido University was established to provide new graduate course programs more practical and concordant with the needs of industry and global society. The major program is the overseas internship, where students join some project as experiment, design, analysis, production, software making, etc, in the companies or research organizations in the foreign countries. For these three years, CEED sent over 65 students to 24 countries in the world. In this report, the CEED implementation of the internship program is described and examples of students‧ activities in the overseas internship are introduced. The educational effect is also stated based on the questionnaire survey. From the data, students‧ abilities such as, international understanding, challenging spirit, attitude to learn new things, as well as language proficiency are markedly improved.

  13. International Trade in Outermost Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Mayotte Island and French Overseas Departments

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    Fabien Candau

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes determinants of exports and imports by French overseasdepartments and reveals insights into the market access of these ultra-peripheral regions. Special attention focuses on Mayotte Island, which will take on the status of the "Outermost Region of Europe" in 2014. The estimates, based on gravity models, show that (a economic crises in a partner country hinders imports from French overseas departments; (b immigration, a serious concern in Mayotte, has a significant, negative impact on the trade deficit, by both raising imports and reducing exports; (c historical colonial links can still explain trade; and (d a common language with the partner country boosts exports from Mayotte more than exports from other overseas departments.

  14. Large capacity transformer for IPP for overseas countries; Kaigai muke IPP yo daiyoryo hen`atsuki

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    1999-01-10

    The independent power project (IPP) operations in power generation field have a large number of constructions being moved forward not only in Japan, but also in overseas countries. Fuji Electric has a large number of supply record also for overseas countries in the field of step-up transformers for combined cycle power plants, which have high thermal efficiency, are easy in operation, and use natural gas, an environment friendly clean energy. Examples of the latest product installation include: two 319-MVA transformers for gas turbine generators and one 390-MVA transformer for a steam turbine generator supplied for the IPT Chon Buri Project, Thailand, and four 318-MVA transformers for Santa Rita CCPP of First Gas Power Corporation, Philippines. (NEDO)

  15. Capital investment of overseas Vietnamese to the economy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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    Tyabaev Andrey E.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper explores the vital issues of attracting investment from Vietnamese emigrants of different generations to the economy of the present-day Vietnam. We give the definition of the Vietnamese Diaspora (Viet Kieu and a short overview of emigrant waves. In addition, we explain how leaders of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have interacted with overseas Vietnamese and their organizations in the field of economy over the years. The paper demonstrates geographic differences existing in this type of investment. Further, we outline the measures taken to encourage the Viet Kieu investment in the country’s economy as well as the success rate of these measures. Finally, we specify the barriers to investing in the national economy of Vietnam for “overseas fellow nationals”.

  16. Diplomatic Security: State Department Should Better Manage Risks to Residences and Other Soft Targets Overseas

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    2015-07-09

    raised concerns that residences, schools, and other places where U.S. diplomatic personnel and their families congregate may be viewed by terrorists as...surveys for residences GAO reviewed were untimely or missing . Without up-to-date security surveys of all its overseas residences, State’s ability to...that residences, schools, and other places where U.S. diplomatic personnel and their families congregate may be viewed as more attractive “soft targets

  17. Marketing Strategic Change in Expansionof Disneyland : Cases Study of Disneyland's Overseas Expansion in Shanghai

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    Zhu, Li; Xu, Dan

    2010-01-01

    Problem: The international theme park industry is growing but is also facing a series of bottleneck problems. Disneyland as one of the most famous theme parks, is trying to expand its kingdom to China. With the success and failure of the three previous oversea Disneyland, marketing strategic changes are becoming crucial and critical in the expansion of theme parks. Recognizing the elements that lead to strategic changes and generate proper strategies are preconditions of any successful expans...

  18. Supply Chain Collaboration with Overseas Suppliers in Westcoast One Derby Ltd.

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    Dhanasekaran, Mohanraj

    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT The aim of this research is to examine supply chain collaboration with overseas suppliers in Westcoast one derby Ltd. The main objectives of the research is to study the information sharing and trust building between the buyer and supplier collaboration; to examine the SCC and the benefits of SCC in Westcoast one derby Ltd. This research is based on qualitative methods. To examine collaboration in supply chain management, a fashion retailer company (Westcoast One) which engage in ...

  19. Marketing Strategic Change in Expansionof Disneyland : Cases Study of Disneyland's Overseas Expansion in Shanghai

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    Zhu, Li; Xu,Dan

    2010-01-01

    Problem: The international theme park industry is growing but is also facing a series of bottleneck problems. Disneyland as one of the most famous theme parks, is trying to expand its kingdom to China. With the success and failure of the three previous oversea Disneyland, marketing strategic changes are becoming crucial and critical in the expansion of theme parks. Recognizing the elements that lead to strategic changes and generate proper strategies are preconditions of any successful expans...

  20. Psychiatric morbidity of overseas patients in inner London: A hospital based study

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    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Evaluation of the referral, admission, treatment, and outcome of overseas patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital in central London. Ethical, legal and economic implications, and the involvement of consulates in the admission process, are discussed. Method Assessment and review of overseas patients admitted between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 1999. Non-parametric statistical tests were used, and relevant outcomes described. Results 19% of admissions were overseas patients. Mean age was 38 years. 90% were unattached; 84% were white, 71% from European countries. 45% spoke fluent English. Differences in socio-economic status between home country and England were found. 74% were unwell on arrival; 65% travelled to England as tourists. 65% of admissions came via the police. 32% had been ill for more than one year before admission; 68% had psychiatric history. 77% were admitted and 48% discharged under section of the Mental Health Act. 74% had psychotic disorders, all of them with positive symptoms. 55% showed little to moderate improvement in mental state; 10% were on Enhanced Care Programme Approach. Relatives of 48% of patients were contacted. The Hospital repatriated 52% of patients; the Mental Health Team followed up 13% of those discharged. The average length of admission was 43.4 days (range 1–365. Total cost of admissions was GBP350, 600 ($577, 490; average individual cost was GBP11, 116 (range GBP200-81, 000. Conclusions Mentally ill overseas individuals are a vulnerable group that need recognition by health organisations to adapt current practice to better serve their needs. The involvement of consulates needs further evaluation.

  1. The Influence of Work Adjustment of Malaysian Expatriate Executives in Malaysian Construction Companies Overseas

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    Zainol H.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The development of Malaysia’s economy gives the opportunities for companies to explore and operate overseas. A company has to ensure that the selected individuals are willing to work abroad, have high perseverance and always ready to meet challenges. The success of implementing the overseas assignment does not solely depend on technical expertise. It also depends on non-technical issues such as the ability to interact with colleagues at work, adaptability to the new environment and openness to the local culture. Past studies found 65% of the companies indicated that 5% of their expatriates returned prematurely from their assignment. This research, however, proved that non-technical factor such as work adjustment ought to be considered by the company. One of the non-technical factors that contribute to the failure is the expatriate’s inability to adapt to the new environment. This paper will also look into the factors that are faced by the expatriates during expatriation. The findings are obtained from empirical study and 64 respondents from Malaysian expatriate executives overseas. Suggestions and recommendations are given to improve the work adjustment of the expatriates.

  2. The globalisation of the nursing workforce: barriers confronting overseas qualified nurses in Australia.

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    Hawthorne, L

    2001-12-01

    Recent decades have coincided with the rapid globalisation of the nursing profession. Within Australia there has been rising dependence on overseas qualified nurses (OQNs) to compensate for chronic nurse shortages related to the continued exodus of Australian nurses overseas and to emerging opportunities in other professions. Between 1983/4 and 1994/5, 30 544 OQNs entered Australia on either a permanent or temporary basis, counter-balancing the departure overseas of 23 613 locally trained and 6519 migrant nurses (producing a net gain of just 412 nurses in all). The period 1995/6--1999/2000 saw an additional 11 757 permanent or long-term OQN arrivals, with nursing currently ranked third target profession in Australia's skill migration program, in the context of continuing attrition among local nurses. This pattern of reliance on OQNs is a phenomenon simultaneously occurring in the UK, the US, Canada and the Middle East --- the globalisation of nursing reflecting not merely Western demand but the growing agency and participation of women in skilled migration, their desire for improved quality of life, enhanced professional opportunity and remuneration, family reunion and adventure.

  3. Several Creation Characteristics of Overseas Female Russian Poets%论俄侨女诗人的几个创作特色

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    曲雪平

    2011-01-01

    20世纪初以来,中国境内,以阿列克桑德拉·巴尔考、莉迪娅·哈茵德洛娃、玛利安娜·科洛索娃等为代表的俄侨女诗人,在游历于异域期间,创作了大量的诗歌。她们凭借女性特有的思维方式以及细腻的笔触刻画了当时的中国及俄罗斯社会形态;含盖了优美环境、典型形象以及丰富的情感意识等。她们以思想上的无限制、语言上的无拘束为特色。在中国大地上,开辟了独特的俄侨女诗人的创作空间。%Since 20th eentry, overseas Russians female poets, represented by Alexandra Parkau, Lidia Haindrava, Marianna Kolosova and so on, created massive poetries when they lived in China. Based on the female unique thinking mode as well as the exquisite style of writing, they portrayed the Chinese and Russian social formation, such as beautiful environments, typical characters, and rich emotion eonseiousness and so on. By unlimited thought and unrestrained linguistic feature, they opened up the unique creation space of overseas Russians female poets.

  4. Assisted Living

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    ... term care and institutional living. Sheltered Housing Sheltered housing is often in a home that offers personal-care support, housekeeping services, and meals. Social work services and coordination for activities can be ...

  5. Assisted Living

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    ... if needs change. Assisted living costs less than nursing home care. It is still fairly expensive. Older people or their families usually pay for it. Health and long-term care insurance policies may cover ...

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    ... message, please visit this page: About CDC.gov . HIV Treatment Works Get In Care HIV 101 Locate a ... Sharing Your Status Stay In Care Understanding Care HIV Treatment Cost of HIV Treatment Related Health Conditions Live ...

  7. 马来西亚广西籍华人社团研究%Research on Guangxi Overseas Chinese Community

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    陈丙先; 赵松月

    2015-01-01

    As the China's third largest overseas Chinese hometown, Guangxi has more than 700 overseas Chinese abroad. Over the years, Guangxi Overseas Chinese have made great contribution in promoting the Sino-Malaysia relations, maintaining the Chinese culture, and promoting the reunification of the motherland. In it, the Guangxi Overseas Chinese Community plays a crucial role. This paper will make a preliminary research on these Guangxi Overseas Chinese Communities.%广西作为中国的第三大侨乡,在海外拥有华侨华人达700多万。多年来,广西籍华侨华人在联络乡谊,推进中马关系发展,维护和发扬中华文化,促进祖国统一大业的完成等方面做出了巨大贡献,马来西亚的广西籍华侨华人也是如此,特别是其社团功不可没。本文拟对马来西亚广西籍华侨华人社团作一个初步探讨。

  8. Relationships between stress, coping and depressive symptoms among overseas university preparatory Chinese students: a cross-sectional study

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    Yeh Gwo-Liang

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Mental health problems in young people are an important public health issue. Students leaving their hometown and family at a young age to pursue better educational opportunities overseas are confronted with life adjustment stress, which in turn affects their mental health and academic performance. This study aimed to examine the relationships among stress, coping strategies, and depressive symptoms using the stress coping framework in overseas Chinese university preparatory students in Taiwan. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted at an overseas Chinese university preparatory institute in Taiwan. Of enrolled overseas Chinese university preparatory students at 2009, 756 completed a structured questionnaire measuring stress, strategies for coping with it, and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. Results High levels of stress significantly predicted the adoption of active, problem-focused coping strategies (R2 = 0.13, p R2 = 0.24, p z = 8.06, p Conclusion Our study results suggested that stress is associated with coping strategies and depressive symptoms and passive strategies mediate the relation between stress and depressive symptoms in overseas Chinese university preparatory students.

  9. Living language

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    2008-01-01

    Living Language 3rd edition' has been devised to meet all the new specifications for AS and A level English Language. The best-selling previous edition has been comprehensively revised to ensure full assessment objectives coverage and fulfilment, and delivery of the new four-unit courses from 2008 onwards. 'Living Language 3rd edition' provides linguistic theory, information and ideas which are easily accessed via supported activities and investigations. The text will actively develop students' skills in reading, listening and responding to an extensive range of text genres and data. Building

  10. Barriers to education of overseas doctors in paediatrics: a qualitative study in South Yorkshire.

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    Mahajan, J; Stark, P

    2007-03-01

    To explore the factors that may influence the progress of doctors who come from the Indian subcontinent to train in paediatrics in the UK. Overseas doctors training in paediatrics in Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster participated in the study. Focus groups were used to collect data; two focus groups, each with 4-5 participants, were conducted at 6-week intervals. Semistructured, one-to-one interviews were conducted to add more understanding and depth to issues highlighted in the focus groups. The focus groups and interviews were audiotaped; the tapes were transcribed and data were analysed using the Grounded Theory; open codes were formed and concepts identified using microanalysis, and initial theories were built. Lack of information about the National Health Service (NHS)/Royal Colleges, inappropriate communication skills, difficulties in team working, difficulties in preparing for Royal College examinations, visa and job hunting, and social and cultural isolation were identified as major barriers. Problems arose not only from difficulties with language but also from use of local and colloquial words, different accents and difficulty in communicating sensitive issues. Lack of understanding of role in teams and difficulties in working in multiprofessional setting all contributed to the problems. Cultural differences inside and outside the workplace, and social isolation were also highlighted. Induction programmes, mentoring, awareness of the issues within the teams, and courses in communication specifically directed at overseas doctors were identified as means to overcome these barriers. Several intercultural factors were identified that could act as barriers to the progress of overseas doctors training in paediatrics in the UK. Increased awareness of these factors within the teams would be the first step in resolving some of the issues.

  11. Cultural Consumption of the Overseas Chinese Garden in the Process of Cross-cultural Communication

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    Zhai, L.

    2015-08-01

    When referring to the tangible cultural heritage, people tend to concern more about the conservation and research of the entity of the tangible heritage than the cross-cultural communication of the cultural heritage which is also one of the most important components of the preservation of the cultural heritage. As an exotic new born of the cultural heritage, the entity born from the cross-cultural communication inherits the properties of the cultural heritage on the one hand, and on the other hand generates diversities as a result of the differences based on social, cultural and environment. And the business model is one of the most important reasons for the production of diversities. There's no doubt that a good form of business model makes great significance to the cross-cultural communication. Therefore, the study of the business model of cultural heritage in the process of cross-cultural communication will not only contributes to the deeper understanding towards the phenomenon of the cultural heritage's cross-cultural communication, but also leads to the introspection to the tangible cultural heritage itself. In this way, a new kind of conservative notion could take form, and the goal of protecting cultural heritage could be achieved. Thus the Chinese Garden is a typical representation of the cultural heritage which makes great sense in the cross-cultural communication. As a kind of tangible cultural heritage, the Chinese gardens are well preserved in different regions in China. While the spirits of the Chinese garden carry forward through the construction of the Chinese gardens abroad during the cross-cultural communication. As a new kind of form of the cross-cultural communication of the cultural heritage, on the one hand, the Chinese gardens overseas built ever since China's Reform and Opening express creatively of the materialist and the spirituality of the traditional Chinese Garden, and on the other hand, those Chinese gardens overseas face all kinds of

  12. China's Auto Exports Soar: Independent Brands Get Heated in the Overseas Market

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    2007-01-01

    @@ In recent years,Chinese independent auto manufacturers have demonstrated their strong competitive ability in overseas markets, and attracted people's attention as the export market has heated up. According to the most recent figures, Chinese auto exports have increased continuously over the last three years, especially in 2006 as the export numer rose to 343,500 increasing by 97.2 percent when compared with the same period last year, and the export value was 3.1 billion US dollars, an increase of 97.8 percent, over the previous year.

  13. A Study on the Communication Strategies used by the Oversea EFL Learners

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    锡林图雅

    2014-01-01

    In China, English language skills learned in high school make students very incapable of universy's oral English course, especially for those who want to study abroad to further their education . The data collection procedure of this study was carried out during my one year study in Canada. This study conducted the method of interview to the oversea students from Saint Mary’s University in order to provide some useful suggestions for the EFL learners who are planning to study abroad or want to improve their English speaking skill.

  14. Factors Determining the Mode of Overseas R&D by Multinationals: Empirical Evidence

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    Ito, Banri; Wakasugi, Ryuhei

    2007-01-01

    The large expansion of MNCs' overseas R&D is noteworthy. This paper investigates the factors affecting the expansion of support-oriented R&D and knowledge sourcing R&D by using qualitative data which indicate the modes of R&D conducted at a plant site and a laboratory. The empirical results suggest that (1) the export propensity of affiliate firms, relative abundance of human resources for R&D, and accumulated technological knowledge have a positive effect on both the modes of R&D at a plant ...

  15. Outdoor Living.

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    Course objectives and learning activities are contained in this curriculum guide for a 16-week home economics course which teaches cooking and sewing skills applicable to outdoor living. The course goals include increasing male enrollment in the home economics program, developing students' self-confidence and ability to work in groups, and…

  16. Management of Oversea Metallurgical Engineering Project%海外冶金工程项目管理

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    王维国; 贾占友

    2013-01-01

      以尼日利亚900 mm 冷连轧生产线安装调试阶段现场管理实践为例,介绍海外冶金工程项目管理中常见问题及解决方法,指出今后在类似国家或地区开展冶金工程项目时应注意的事项。%Taking the management of the erection and commissioning of 900 mm tandem cold mill in Nigeria job site as one example, the paper presents the common problems occurred in the management of oversea metallurgical engineering project and offers the solution, meantime, points out the matters need attention for the management of oversea metallurgical engineering project in analog oversea nation and region for the future.

  17. Analysis of Online Overseas Purchasing Agency%网络海外代购业务分析

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    2012-01-01

    Emerging at the beginning of the 21 st century, and rising against the tendency at the time of the fi- nancial crisis, online overseas purchasing agency, which is a cross-border purchasing business model relies on the e-commerce platform, is in the ascendant in China. This article mainly introduced the development status and risks of online overseas purchasing agency in the e-commerce mode, and put forward solutions on this basis,. Firstly, this article introduces the basic concept of the online overseas purchasing agency and its development status in China; Secondly, this article reveals the essential elements and its impact of online overseas purchasing agency through analyzing reasons of rapid development of online overseas purchasing agency in China; Thirdly, with global.taobao.com as an example, this article analyzes the operation mode of the website of online overseas pur- chasing agency, shows risks of online overseas purchasing agency, and puts forward the solutions; In the end, this article is summarized and the future development of online overseas purchasing agency is discussed.%从21世纪初的崭露头角,到金融危机下的逆势上扬,一种依托于电子商务平台的跨国代购行业模式——网络海外代购在国内方兴未艾。本文主要介绍了在电子商务模式下,网络海外代购业务在国内的发展现状和存在的风险,并在此基础上提出了解决方案。首先,介绍了网络海外代购业务的基本概念、特点和在我国发展的现状;其次,通过分析我国网络海外代购业务迅速发展的原因,揭示网络海外代购构成要素及其对代购业务的影响;再次,以淘宝全球购为例,分析网络海外代购网站运营方式,揭示网络海外代购业务存在的风险并提出解决方案;最后,对全文进行总结并展望网络海外代购业务未来的发展。

  18. Living Lands

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    Christensen, Suna Møller

    2014-01-01

    , hunters attended to questions like safe-journeying on ice or the role of natural surroundings in children’s education, in ways revealing a relational perception of ‘nature’ and dissolving culture-nature dualisms. Hunters’ experiences in living the land afforded children a dwelling position from which...... of the social world pushes questions about education and life, disregarding being educated as human control of nature....

  19. Overseas testing of a multisensor landmine detection system: results and lessons learned

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    Keranen, Joe G.; Topolosky, Zeke

    2009-05-01

    The Nemesis detection system has been developed to provide an efficient and reliable unmanned, multi-sensor, groundbased platform to detect and mark landmines. The detection system consists of two detection sensor arrays: a Ground Penetrating Synthetic Aperture Radar (GPSAR) developed by Planning Systems, Inc. (PSI) and an electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensor array developed by Minelab Electronics, PTY. Limited. Under direction of the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), overseas testing was performed at Kampong Chhnang Test Center (KCTC), Cambodia, from May 12-30, 2008. Test objectives included: evaluation of detection performance, demonstration of real-time visualization and alarm generation, and evaluation of system operational efficiency. Testing was performed on five sensor test lanes, each consisting of a unique soil mixture and three off-road lanes which include curves, overgrowth, potholes, and non-uniform lane geometry. In this paper, we outline the test objectives, procedures, results, and lessons learned from overseas testing. We also describe the current state of the system, and plans for future enhancements and modifications including clutter rejection and feature-level fusion.

  20. [Topics from "Overseas Drug Safety Information" in the past five years].

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    Amanuma, Kimiko

    2013-01-01

    The Drug Safety Information Section of the Division of Safety Information on Drug, Food and Chemicals has been providing bulletins titled "Overseas Drug Safety Information" in Japanese since 2003. These bulletins comprise summarized and translated reports of important post-marketing drug safety information that are published by foreign regulatory agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medical Agency. A new issue of the bulletin is posted every two weeks on the website of the National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan; to date (May 2013), a total of 280 issues have been posted, covering approximately 2400 foreign news items and articles since its inception. Recently, visits to the bulletin website have been increasing: the number of hits for each issue totaled 570,000 in fiscal 2012. Among the "Overseas Drug Safety Information" issued in the past five years, I briefly describe here several topics which interested me: erythropoietin-stimulating agents in chronic kidney disease and their cardiovascular risk; bisphosphonates and atypical femur fracture; effectiveness of oral liquid cough medicines containing codeine in children; bevacizumab for metastatic breast cancer; and congenital abnormality associated with the use of antiepileptic drugs by pregnant women. I also describe the potential safety signals identified by FDA using its Adverse Event Reporting System, and their importance in ensuring the safe use of drugs in the post-marketing phase.

  1. Progress in Enclave Tourism Study of Overseas:A Literature Review

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    Liu Aili; Liu Jiaming; Liu Min

    2007-01-01

    In response to the"isolated island"phenomenon emerging from the development of tourist resorts in China,this paper reviews the study of enclave tourism overseas,which has similar features to the resort"island".Based on the literatures related to enclave tourism from Tourism Management and Annals of Tourism Research,this paper reviews the study of enclave tourism from the following aspects:definition discussion,theoriesused,causation of enclaves,characteristics and impacts of enclave tourism.The understanding of the overseas researches on enclavetourism would provide instructions for the study on the problems of Chinese resorts,such as enclavity and"island effects",and suggest measures for the sustainable development of resorts in China.This paper is divided into three sections.Section 1 briefly introduces the development of enclave tourism in developing countries and the outline of enclave tourism study.Section 2 elaborates on the content of enclave tourism research and givesdeep insights into the study on concepts,characteristics,causations and effects respectively,which is the key part of this paper,Section 3 concludes the review and proposes suggestions for the enclave tourism study in China.

  2. THE DYNAMICS OF OVERSEAS BUSINESS ACTIVITIES BY MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES FROM JAPAN

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available At the beginning of the 21st century, the new economic order settled at international level is based on the intensification of the activities of multinational companies (MNC on global markets. Japan – the third world economy in 2010 – registers outstanding economic results due to its strong connection to the current of the globalization of international affairs. The issue of understanding the key role of Japanese MNCs in international business received a great deal of attention in recent years. We found that Japanese firms expanded their overseas production from 3.1% in 1986 to 16.3% in 2005 and 17% in 2009. Although MNCs are a minority in terms of the number of firms, they nevertheless dominate the Japanese trade. In recent years, Japanese firms have become more active in developing overseas activities by establishing local subsidiaries and acquiring local companies. Therefore, cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A appeared to be a very useful tool through which Japanese MNCs expanded their tentacles worldwide. Despite the devastating effects of the great East Japan Earthquake, statistical data released by UNCTAD show that Japan will again be, on the long run, a leading investor for outward FDI. Therefore, Japanese MNCs will continue to play a key role within international business environment.

  3. Japan steps up overseas pace to compensate for nuclear doldrums at home

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    Shepherd, John [nuclear 24, Brighton (United Kingdom)

    2015-02-15

    The recent re-election of Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe is seen by many commentators as a largely positive move, in terms of political support for a slow revival of Japan's commercial nuclear fortunes. But Japan's nuclear companies cannot expect a return to 'business as usual' anytime soon and so have set their sights on overseas markets. The government has supported Japan's industrial giants as they renew efforts to enter foreign markets, such as Vietnam and Turkey. It is hardly surprising to note that this move is not popular with some environmentalists and opposition politicians. Critics argue that Japan is not best-placed to be selling its nuclear know-how and technologies elsewhere in the light of the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster. But those critics fail to acknowledge advances made since plants such as Fukushima-Daiichi were built in the 1960ies. A report released by Japan's Institute of Energy Economics (IEE) towards the end of last December showed why nuclear firms desperately need to tap business opportunities overseas.

  4. 海外KD出口项目分析%Analysis on Overseas KD Export Project

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    张伟亮

    2012-01-01

    With increasingly fierce compelition of automolive enterprises inm domestic, overseas KD exporl will play more imporlanl role as ecmumic growlh of enlerprises. From destination market exploration, export parmer choosing, producl cerlification, producllon preparation, KD packing, trial producllon and inilial batch production,lhls arlicle systematically describes dlflerenl slages of KD exporl projecl. It provides reDrence lbr overseas KD export projecl of enterprises in the future.%随着国内汽车企业竞争日益激烈,海外KD(k,reekeddown)出口作为企业经济增长点变得尤为重要.文章系统地从海外KD出口项目市场的考察、出口合作方的选择、产品认证、生产准备、KD出口包装以及试生产和量产初期阶段进行了比较全面的描述,为今后企业海外KD项目出口提供指导。

  5. Overseas News

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    2012-01-01

    Bridgestone to Increase the Produc- tion Capacity of Hungary Plant Recently, Bridgestone Tire Company announced that it planed to invest EUR 267 million to expand the production ca- pacity of saloon car radial tires in Hungary Tire Plant. As planned, the daily produc- tion capacity will increase 12,000 tires and this expansion project will be com- oleted in the first half of 2017.

  6. Overseas News

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    Wang Zhong Tian

    2012-01-01

    Unit Output of Vietnamese Rubber Listed in the World Top Three According to the data of RRIV, the unit output of Vietnamese rubber is listed in the world top three. Its average rubber yield per unit is 1,720 kilograms/hectare, which is the same as Thailand, and follows India. As disclosed by RRIV, in 1990s, the average yield per unit of Vietnamese rubber was only 700-800 kilograms/ hectare.

  7. Living edge

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    Earon, Ofri

    2014-01-01

    of the involved actors at the border. By doing so, the study underlines a forgotten, yet important, role of this edge zone – being a zone of commonality between the house and city, between indoors and outdoors, between the man at home and the man at the street. The city of Copenhagen promotes porous borders...... is a collection of material from the case study of an ongoing PhD study titled: LIVING EDGE - The Architectural and Urban Prospect of Domestic Borders. The paper includes a description of the problem analysis, research question, method, discussion and conclusion....

  8. An Exploration of the Readiness, Challenges and Expected Support for Their Overseas Study of Chinese Business and Management Programme Students

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    Wang, Chengbo; Li, Xiaomei; Ou, Xuan; O'Kane, James; Mao, Zhaofang; Zhang, Wenquan

    2015-01-01

    Chinese students are the largest international student cohort in the higher education institutions of English-speaking developed countries. The paper explores strategies to enhance the Chinese students' learning efficacy in overseas institutions. This research differs from other research focusing on international students already in…

  9. "Kaizen" and Technology Transfer Instructors as Work-based Learning Facilitators in Overseas Transplants: A Case Study.

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    Elsey, Barry; Fujiwara, Asahi

    2000-01-01

    A study of 240 instructors of kaizen (continuous quality improvement) and technology transfer in overseas assignments for Toyota found that commitment to work and corporate cultural values were significant. Instructors recognized the responsibility and challenges of communicating and transferring their know-how across cultures. (SK)

  10. English Proficiency Tests and Communication Skills Training for Overseas-Qualified Health Professionals in Australia and New Zealand

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    Wette, Rosemary

    2011-01-01

    This commentary reviews recent literature on a number of problematic issues arising from the use of English proficiency tests by registration bodies as the sole assessment of the professional communication skills of overseas qualified health professionals from non-English-speaking backgrounds. It discusses differences between the assessment…

  11. Higher Education as an Extended Duration Service: An Investigation of the Determinants of Vietnamese Overseas Student Loyalty

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    Pham, Hiep-Hung; Lai, Sue Ling

    2016-01-01

    Regarding higher education as a type of extended duration service, this article proposes a framework considering adjusted expectation, disconfirmation, satisfaction, and commitment in a conceptual model to explain international student loyalty. Employing a structure equation model to the sample data collected from 252 Vietnam overseas students…

  12. Strategies to Improve Teacher Retention in American Overseas Schools in the Near East South Asia Region: A Qualitative Analysis

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    Mancuso, Steven V.; Roberts, Laura; White, George P.; Yoshida, Roland K.; Weston, David

    2011-01-01

    Using a qualitative analysis and drawing from sociological theory, this study examined reasons for teacher turnover and retention from a representative sample of 248 teachers in American overseas schools in the Near East South Asia region. Results suggested that the most important reasons to stay or move pertained to supportive leadership,…

  13. 76 FR 10421 - 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection DS-573, DS-574, DS-575, and DS-576, Overseas...

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    2011-02-24

    ... Notice of Proposed Information Collection DS-573, DS-574, DS-575, and DS-576, Overseas Schools--Grant... Number: DS-573, DS-574, DS-575, and DS-576. Respondents: Recipients of grants. Estimated Number of.... Department of State, Room H-328, 2401 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. You must include the DS form...

  14. The Impact of Overseas Training on Curriculum Innovation and Change in English Language Education in Western China

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    Li, Daguo; Edwards, Viv

    2013-01-01

    This article assesses the impact of a UK-based professional development programme on curriculum innovation and change in English Language Education (ELE) in Western China. Based on interviews, focus group discussions and observation of a total of 48 English teachers who had participated in an overseas professional development programme influenced…

  15. Interactive teaching mode during overseas internship%海外实习期间的互动教学模式

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    张玥

    2014-01-01

    海外实习作为汉语国际推广过程中不可或缺的部分,得到了广泛的关注,但是对海外实习目标和教学理念等问题并没有明确的阐释。本文将以海外学生的学习需求作为出发点,界定汉语国际推广的终极目标,即海外学生能够用话语形式实现其交际意图。系统阐释为了实现终极目标而建立的教学内容,包括汉语基础知识、汉语语境文化和汉语综合能力三个部分。并试图探究在单导师制的前提下,如何有效指导实习生满足海外学生需求的具体途径。%Overseas internship as an integral part of the Chinese international promotion process, received widespread attention, but there is no clear explanation overseas internship goals and teaching idea. This article elaborated the overseas students' learning needs, define the ultimate goal of Chinese international promotion:overseas students can use words form to realize his communicative intention.

  16. Higher Education as an Extended Duration Service: An Investigation of the Determinants of Vietnamese Overseas Student Loyalty

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    Pham, Hiep-Hung; Lai, Sue Ling

    2016-01-01

    Regarding higher education as a type of extended duration service, this article proposes a framework considering adjusted expectation, disconfirmation, satisfaction, and commitment in a conceptual model to explain international student loyalty. Employing a structure equation model to the sample data collected from 252 Vietnam overseas students…

  17. "Kaizen" and Technology Transfer Instructors as Work-based Learning Facilitators in Overseas Transplants: A Case Study.

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    Elsey, Barry; Fujiwara, Asahi

    2000-01-01

    A study of 240 instructors of kaizen (continuous quality improvement) and technology transfer in overseas assignments for Toyota found that commitment to work and corporate cultural values were significant. Instructors recognized the responsibility and challenges of communicating and transferring their know-how across cultures. (SK)

  18. Globalisation of Researcher Mobility within the UK Higher Education: Explaining the Presence of Overseas Academics in the UK Academia

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    Khattab, Nabil; Fenton, Steve

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we argue that the power structure that lies within the UK elite universities dictates a division of labour through which the inflows of overseas academics into the UK academic labour markets are skewed towards these elite academic institutions where they are employed primarily in research-only posts. These posts, are less valued and…

  19. Executive Functions and Child Problem Behaviors Are Sensitive to Family Disruption: A Study of Children of Mothers Working Overseas

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    Hewage, Chandana; Bohlin, Gunilla; Wijewardena, Kumudu; Lindmark, Gunilla

    2011-01-01

    Mothers in Sri Lanka are increasingly seeking overseas employment, resulting in disruption of the childcare environment. The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of maternal migration on executive function (EF) and behavior, thereby also contributing to the scientific understanding of environmental effects--or more specifically…

  20. Challenging issues of overseas transplantation in mainland China: Taiwan organ transplant health professionals' perspective.

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    Shih, F Jong; Fan, Y W; Chen, H M; Chiu, C M; Wang, S S; Shih, F J

    2010-12-01

    As the source of organs is limited in Taiwan, and communication systems are becoming more open between Taiwan and mainland China, the call for overseas transplantation in mainland China is increasing in Taiwan. This study explored the perspectives of Taiwan organ transplant health professionals on the challenging issues related to transplantation procedures in mainland China, including health professionalism as well as collaborative systems for information and communication technologies (ICTs). A purposive sample including overseas transplant surgeons (OTS), registered nurses (RN), overseas transplant coordinating nurses (OTCN), and e-health ICTs experts (eh-ICTs) was obtained from two medical centers in Taipei. Subjects underwent face-to-face interviews with data subjected to content analysis. The 70 subjects included OTS (n = 20), RN (n = 25), OTCN (n = 15), and eh-ICTs (n = 10). Their ages ranged from 23 to 63 years old (mean, 33.7 years). The current challenges were identified: (a) lack of workable collaborative systems for continuous medical care between two parties due to different medical recording systems in particular (86%, n = 60; OTS, n = 19; RN, n = 21; OTCN, n = 10; eh-ICTs, n = 10); (b) lack of mutual trustworthy relationships between medical delivery systems (84%, n = 59; OTS, n = 17; RN, n = 22; OTCN, n = 10; eh-ICTs, n = 10); (c) lack of accreditation systems to judge possible conflicts related to medical diagnosis and treatment protocols (79%, n = 55; OTS, n = 19; RN, n = 19; OTCN, n = 7; eh-ICTs, n = 10); (d) Taiwanese hesitation regarding the quality of transplant procedures in mainland China (71%, n = 50; OTS, n = 18; RN, n = 17; OTCN, n = 8; eh-ICTs, n = 7); and (e) stress from concerns of Taiwan medical societies about the benefits of collaboration with mainland China (64%, n = 45; OTS, n = 13; RN, n = 18; OTCN, n = 8; eh-ICTs n = 6). This discussion is still ongoing. Trapped by the limited organ source and confronted by multiple challenges

  1. Live CMS

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    CMS live from Facebook. The Pixel Tracker (or Pixel Detector) is the innermost instrument in the very heart of the CMS apparatus, installed around the LHC beampipe. This is the very point where new particles, such as the Higgs boson, are produced by the energy of the proton proton collisions, and so the Pixel detector receives the largest particle-flux of any sub-component of CMS. The new component is made up of two “parts”: a central barrel region (called BPIX), made of two cylindrical halves, and forward discs on either side of the collision point (FPIX). The new BPIX was manufactured by a consortium of European institutes from Switzerland, Italy and Germany, supported by CERN. The new FPIX was manufactured by 14 institutes in the USA.

  2. Overseas internships as a vehicle for developing a meta-level awareness regarding science communication

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The overseas internship programme offered at Tokyo Institute of Technology as part of the science communication curriculum is highly significant, as it prompts graduate students to acquire new skills and awareness levels, including an enhanced meta-level understanding of the importance and complexity of human communications. The capacity to correlate and respond on-site in human interaction can be gradually cultivated during the internship as students experience diverse communication environments. Moreover, the exposure to different organisational, cultural and social environments helps develop a more international outlook. As a result of the initial experience described in this paper, TiTech has adopted internships as an important part of the educational tool-kit to produce scientists and engineers who can play an active role at the global level using their acquired technical knowledge and broad practical capabilities.

  3. 论印尼华裔政党与参政%On Oversea Chinese Political Parties in Indonesia and their Participation in the Indonesian Political and Government Affairs

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    黄昆章

    2004-01-01

    Recently oversea Chinese in Indonesia have established 4 political parties, thus making a promising step towards participating in the Indonesian political and government affairs. However, there is still a long way to go before they can make great achievements in their political career and are able to be supported and recognized by the local oversea Chinese and the main stream. Therefore, the key to their success lies heavily on their quality of their party members.

  4. The Risk Prevention of China Sovereign Wealth Funds Overseas Investment%中国主权财富基金海外投资的风险防控

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    2014-01-01

    With analysis of types and reasons of China Sovereign Wealth Funds Overseas Investment, this article puts forward legal measures and policy proposal for system establishment of risk prevention of Chinese oversea investment.%本文对中国主权财富基金的海外投资风险进行了分析,并对中国应采取的风险防范与安全措施提出了自己的建议。

  5. Rhetoric and Reality in Study Abroad: The Aims of Overseas Study for U.S. Higher Education in the Twentieth Century

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    2015-01-01

    Political and educational leaders today often praise the benefits of study abroad with lofty rhetoric by arguing that overseas study can provide American undergraduate students with a variety of beneficial outcomes such as personal growth, academic gains, professional skills, greater international awareness and cross-cultural understanding. Despite the rhetoric, a relatively small percentage of students participate in overseas study. In 2014, the Institute of International Education reported ...

  6. Living Nanomachines

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    Carlier, M.-F.; Helfer, E.; Wade, R.; Haraux, F.

    The living cell is a kind of factory on the microscopic scale, in which an assembly of modular machines carries out, in a spatially and temporally coordinated way, a whole range of activities internal to the cell, including the synthesis of substances essential to its survival, intracellular traffic, waste disposal, and cell division, but also activities related to intercellular communication and exchanges with the outside world, i.e., the ability of the cell to change shape, to move within a tissue, or to organise its own defence against attack by pathogens, injury, and so on. These nanomachines are made up of macromolecular assemblies with varying degrees of complexity, forged by evolution, within which work is done as a result of changes in interactions between proteins, or between proteins and nucleic acids, or between proteins and membrane components. All these cell components measure a few nanometers across, so the mechanical activity of these nanomachines all happens on the nanometric scale. The directional nature of the work carried out by biological nanomachines is associated with a dissipation of energy. As examples of protein assemblies, one could mention the proteasome, which is responsible for the degradation of proteins, and linear molecular motors such as actomyosin, responsible for muscle contraction, the dynein-microtubule system, responsible for flagellar motility, and the kinesin-microtubule system, responsible for transport of vesicles, which transform chemical energy into motion. Nucleic acid-protein assemblies include the ribosome, responsible for synthesising proteins, polymerases, helicases, elongation factors, and the machinery of DNA replication and repair; the mitotic spindle is an integrated system involving several of these activities which drive chromosome segregation. The machinery coupling membranes and proteins includes systems involved in the energy metabolism, such as the ATP synthase rotary motor, signalling cascades, endocytosis

  7. Requirements in the Overseas Employment and Domestic Connected Education for Radiological Technologists : Refers to Students Enrolled in the Department of Radiation

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    Han, Eun Ok; Kim, Boo Soon [Dept. of Radiologic Technology, Daegu Health College, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2008-06-15

    This study investigated the realities of information acquirements and its requirements in the overseas employment and domestic connected education for students at the department of radiation in order to provide basic information for developing the standard educational curriculum for future internationalization in the education of radiation and presenting its direction. The investigation implemented in this study was performed through a questionnaire with 688 students enrolled in the department of radiation. The conclusion of the investigation is summarized as follows : The answers for the question of 'No acquirements in the information of the overseas employment and connected education for radiological technologists' were 487 students (70.8%), and the reason that 'There are no chances in related education' was the highest rate, 424 students (61.6%), of the answers. In the education for the overseas employment, the answers for the question of 'Select a connected education program in school instead of study abroad' were the highest rate, 436 students (63.4%). The most concerned country for the overseas employment was 'Australia', 247 students (35.9%). As a result, answers for the interest, participation, need, and hope for the overseas employment showed high rates even though they demonstrated a low recognition level in the overseas employment. In addition, it is necessary to strategically plan an education program for this issue because all participants agree with the current stream.

  8. The subject to emotional intelligence training of changes of emotional intelligence research, and adolescence of Japan seen from overseas literature

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    中島, 正世; Nakajima, Masayo

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, the author have revealed the transition about the concept of emotional intelligence from overseas literature, and have tried to clarify the subject to the definition of emotional intelligence, the difference from similar concepts, the measuring method of emotional intelligence, the related element of emotional intelligence, and emotional intelligence training for the man-power development to current adolescence. As a result, the base element which constitutes emotional intellig...

  9. China’s Military Support Facility in Djibouti: The Economic and Security Dimensions of China’s First Overseas Base

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    First Overseas Base Erica Downs, Jeffrey Becker and Patrick deGategno July 2017 This work was performed under Federal Government Contract...existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing this collection of information. Send comments regarding...metric tons of annual service capacity to Djibouti’s port infrastructure, more than doubling the amount of cargo it can handle. Phase 1 opened in

  10. Thesis and Research Writing in English by Indonesian Higher Degree Students Studying Overseas

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    Lloyd Holliday

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Indonesian Research Degree Student studying overseas in Australian Universities, ie. those undertaking a PhD, EdD, or Master Degree by Coursework and Minor Thesis, have exactly the same problems in thesis writing as local Australian students. They may have minor problems of language in writing in English as a result of transfer from Bahasa Indonesia. But the major problems of all first time research degree students is learning how to become researchers and how to present their research in a discourse format as a thesis or dissertation that has become the assepted norm internationally. This paper firstly examines some of the common surface written language problems of Indonesian Higher Degree Students. This data id drawn from an analysis of actual drafts of these written over the last ten years by a range of Indonesian students. Secondly, the paper discusses the nature of developing as a researcher and the associated problems of how this influences the presentation of research. And thirdly, the paper reflects on ways in which the process of learning of think and write as a researcher can be facilitated.

  11. Problem severity, technology adoption, and intent to seek online counseling among overseas Filipino workers.

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    Hechanova, Ma Regina M; Tuliao, Antover P; Teh, Lota A; Alianan, Arsenio S; Acosta, Avegale

    2013-08-01

    This study examined the factors that influence the intent to seek online counseling among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). A survey among 365 OFWs revealed that problem severity and technology adoption predict intent to use online counseling. Among the three factors of technology adoption, perceived ease in the use of technology and perceived presence of organization and technological infrastructure to support use predicted intent to use online counseling. Our hypothesis about the presence of interaction between problem severity and facilitating conditions was supported. Among individuals with low problem severity, those who perceive the presence of organization and technological infrastructure to support use have a higher intent to use online counseling. However, at higher levels of problem severity, the effect of facilitating conditions seems to disappear. These findings highlight the crucial role of preventive online mental health services. The study contributes to theory by integrating the stage model of help-seeking behaviors and technology adoption theory in predicting intent to use online counseling. Specifically, that intent to seek online counseling is affected by the existence and perceived gravity of a problem, moderated by technology adoption factors, particularly facilitating conditions. These have implications on the need to educate potential users on the advantages of counseling and ensure that migrant workers have access to technology and that the technology is easy to use.

  12. “Small Is Beautiful”: Lessons from Laos for the Study of Chinese Overseas

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available During the colonial period, Laos welcomed the smallest overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, communities that almost disappeared after the communist forces seized power in Laos in 1975. Yet, this landlocked country shares a long history with China and even experienced a Golden Age thanks to the thriving caravan trade between Yunnan and mainland Southeast Asia. The Greater Mekong Subregion initiative, a development programme launched by the Asian Development Bank, has revitalized these historical trade routes, causing thousands of Chinese migrants to pour onto the new roads of Laos, channelled through the North–South Economic Corridor linking Kunming to Bangkok. Depicted as “an army of ants” that plunders the natural resources of this poor country, these Chinese migrants are also the main drivers of development. The paper seeks to examine the specificity of China’s engagement in Laos. I suggest that this small and forgotten country can provide insightful lessons to better understand the current changes taking place in Chinese migration worldwide.

  13. Prioritizing islands for the eradication of invasive vertebrates in the United Kingdom overseas territories.

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    Dawson, Jeffrey; Oppel, Steffen; Cuthbert, Richard J; Holmes, Nick; Bird, Jeremy P; Butchart, Stuart H M; Spatz, Dena R; Tershy, Bernie

    2015-02-01

    Invasive alien species are one of the primary threats to native biodiversity on islands worldwide. Consequently, eradicating invasive species from islands has become a mainstream conservation practice. Deciding which islands have the highest priority for eradication is of strategic importance to allocate limited resources to achieve maximum conservation benefit. Previous island prioritizations focused either on a narrow set of native species or on a small geographic area. We devised a prioritization approach that incorporates all threatened native terrestrial vertebrates and all invasive terrestrial vertebrates occurring on 11 U.K. overseas territories, which comprise over 2000 islands ranging from the sub-Antarctic to the tropics. Our approach includes eradication feasibility and distinguishes between the potential and realistic conservation value of an eradication, which reflects the benefit that would accrue following eradication of either all invasive species or only those species for which eradication techniques currently exist. We identified the top 25 priority islands for invasive species eradication that together would benefit extant populations of 155 native species including 45 globally threatened species. The 5 most valuable islands included the 2 World Heritage islands Gough (South Atlantic) and Henderson (South Pacific) that feature unique seabird colonies, and Anegada, Little Cayman, and Guana Island in the Caribbean that feature a unique reptile fauna. This prioritization can be rapidly repeated if new information or techniques become available, and the approach could be replicated elsewhere in the world.

  14. Energy statistical data (overseas). 1995 issue; Energy tokei shiryo (kaigaihen). 1995 nen ban

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    The energy statistical data (a 1995 overseas issue) were made public by the Energy Metrics Analysis Center, the Institute of Energy Economics. As for energy in general, described are the reserve/existing amount, a change of the production amount, the consumption amount of primary energy in the world, etc. As to oil, natural gas and coal, stated were the confirmed reserve, a change of the production amount, a change of the consumption amount, world import/export flows, etc. Concerning electric power, the paper deals with a change of the amount of electric power consumption in the world, constitution of the power generation amount by power source, a change of power generation capability, changes of capabilities of thermal, hydroelectric, and nuclear power, etc. With regard to data by country, a lot of data are included on the U.S., Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Russian Federation, and China. The paper also describes situations in OPEC countries, changes of the situation of Majors, and prices of crude oil, petroleum products, coal, natural gas and LPG, and electric power, etc.

  15. Global cropland and greenhouse gas impacts of UK food supply are increasingly located overseas.

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    de Ruiter, Henri; Macdiarmid, Jennie I; Matthews, Robin B; Kastner, Thomas; Smith, Pete

    2016-01-01

    Producing sufficient, healthy food for a growing world population amid a changing climate is a major challenge for the twenty-first century. Agricultural trade could help alleviate this challenge by using comparative productivity advantages between countries. However, agricultural trade has implications for national food security and could displace environmental impacts from developed to developing countries. This study illustrates the global effects resulting from the agricultural trade of a single country, by analysing the global cropland and greenhouse gas impacts of the UK's food and feed supply. The global cropland footprint associated with the UK food and feed supply increased by 2022 kha (+23%) from 1986 to 2009. Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) associated with fertilizer and manure application, and rice cultivation remained relatively constant at 7.9 Mt CO2e between 1987 and 2008. Including GHGE from land-use change, however, leads to an increase from 19.1 in 1987 to 21.9 Mt CO2e in 2008. The UK is currently importing over 50% of its food and feed, whereas 70% and 64% of the associated cropland and GHGE impacts, respectively, are located abroad. These results imply that the UK is increasingly reliant on external resources and that the environmental impact of its food supply is increasingly displaced overseas. © 2016 The Author(s).

  16. Energy statistical data (overseas). 1995 issue; Energy tokei shiryo (kaigaihen). 1995 nen ban

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    1996-04-10

    The energy statistical data (a 1995 overseas issue) were made public by the Energy Metrics Analysis Center, the Institute of Energy Economics. As for energy in general, described are the reserve/existing amount, a change of the production amount, the consumption amount of primary energy in the world, etc. As to oil, natural gas and coal, stated were the confirmed reserve, a change of the production amount, a change of the consumption amount, world import/export flows, etc. Concerning electric power, the paper deals with a change of the amount of electric power consumption in the world, constitution of the power generation amount by power source, a change of power generation capability, changes of capabilities of thermal, hydroelectric, and nuclear power, etc. With regard to data by country, a lot of data are included on the U.S., Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Russian Federation, and China. The paper also describes situations in OPEC countries, changes of the situation of Majors, and prices of crude oil, petroleum products, coal, natural gas and LPG, and electric power, etc.

  17. Framing the Other: cosmopolitanism and the representation of difference in overseas gap year narratives.

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    Snee, Helene

    2013-03-01

    This paper engages with debates surrounding contemporary cosmopolitanism and the outcomes of cultural encounters. It considers if overseas gap years, often put forward in the UK as a way of becoming a global citizen, enable young Britons to 'broaden their mind'. I explore representations of the people and places encountered during these periods of time out through an analysis of young people's travel blogs. Four key themes are highlighted in these narratives: the exotic place; feeling 'out of place'; the importance and outcomes of local interaction; and the historical legacies that are implicated in constructing places as 'different'. Gappers display a willingness to interact with and gain knowledge about their host communities. Yet as gap years are designed to be distinct from the normal course of things, they also demonstrate the 'difference' of places. This can often result in the reproduction of established ways of representing the Other in order to frame them as meaningful. There is a tension in the narratives between 'globally reflexive' and 'globally reproductive' representations of difference, and I suggest that we might question the development of cosmopolitan attitudes and competencies through undertaking a gap year.

  18. Effects of Overseas Students on Native Culture in Multicultural Background%多元文化背景下留学生对当地文化影响的研究

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    李东昌; 李昱明; 郭熙铜

    2012-01-01

    随着经济全球化的不断发展,教育全球化已成为必然趋势。由于教育资源丰富国家的留学生人数的不断增长,留学生对留学地的文化必定会产生不同程度的影响。这种潜移默化的影响通常较难察觉,目前尚未引起人们足够的关注。通过联合加拿大RockridgeSecondarySchool、英国谢菲尔德大学、澳大利亚的CurtinUniversityofTechnolo-gy以及国内接收留学生人数较多的清华大学、北京大学、南开大学等院校,以发放调查问卷、网络视频、组织中外留学生联合活动等形式,研究分析了“留学生文化”的不断发展而致使当地文化和价值观发生的变化及其原因,并阐述了认识这种变化的正确态度。%With the financial globalization, educational globalization has become a tendency. As overseas students are con- stantly increasing in countries with rich education resources, they have great influence on native culture. By questionnaires or webcam live, it interviewed students from Rockridge Secondary School from Canada, University of Sheffield in Britain, Curtin University of Technology in Australia, and students from domestic universities such as Qinghua University, Pe- king University, Nankai University. It made analysis on the effect of overseas students" culture on native culture and pointed out the proper attitude we should take.

  19. The living environment and children's fears following the Indonesian tsunami.

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    Du, Ye Beverly; Lee, Christopher Thomas; Christina, Desy; Belfer, Myron L; Betancourt, Theresa S; O'Rourke, Edward James; Palfrey, Judith S

    2012-07-01

    The tsunami that struck South-east Asia on 26 December 2004 left more than 500,000 people in Aceh, Indonesia, homeless and displaced to temporary barracks and other communities. This study examines the associations between prolonged habitation in barracks and the nature of fears reported by school-age children and adolescents. In mid-2007, 30 months after the tsunami, the authors interviewed 155 child and parent dyads. Logistic regression analysis was used to compare the fears reported by children and adolescents living in barracks with those reported by their peers who were living in villages. After adjusting for demographic factors and tsunami exposure, the data reveals that children and adolescents living in barracks were three times more likely than those living in villages to report tsunami-related fears. The study demonstrates that continued residence in barracks 30 months after the tsunami is associated with higher rates of reporting tsunami-related fears, suggesting that barracks habitation has had a significant impact on the psychological experience of children and adolescents since the tsunami. © 2012 The Author(s). Journal compilation © Overseas Development Institute, 2012.

  20. Living Gluten Free

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    ... please turn JavaScript on. Feature: Celiac Disease Living Gluten Free Past Issues / Spring 2015 Table of Contents ... Learning to Live Well with Celiac Disease / Living Gluten-Free Spring 2015 Issue: Volume 10 Number 1 ...

  1. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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    Full Text Available ... children, parents, and public health professionals. More > Hand Hygiene Saves Lives (5:10) Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir Hand Hygiene Saves Lives Hand Hygiene Saves Lives Transcript [28 KB, 2 pages] High ...

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  4. Living with endometriosis

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    Pelvic pain - living with endometriosis; Endometrial implant - living with endometriosis; Endometrioma - living with endometriosis ... counter pain relievers can reduce the pain of endometriosis. These include: Ibuprofen (Advil) Naproxen (Aleve) Acetaminophen (Tylenol) ...

  5. Living with an Arrhythmia

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    ... from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With an Arrhythmia Many arrhythmias are harmless. It's common to have an occasional ... heartbeat or mild palpitations . People who have harmless arrhythmias can live healthy lives. They usually don't ...

  6. Hui Muslims Overseas Literature in Southeast Asia: A New Branch of Chinese Overseas Literature%海外华人文学的新支:东南亚回族华人文学

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    2016-01-01

    Hui Muslims Overseas Literature in Southeast Asia is literature branch active in Singapore and Malaysia , which has not yet attracted researchers attention .From 1950s to date, it could be divided into three stages .The formation of the Hui Muslims Overseas Literature in Southeast Asia is related to the Chinese Hui Muslims ' migration and the develop-ment of the Chinese literature .Studying on it will be helpful for comprehending the relations between Chinese Overseas lit -erature and Islamic culture , which mainly covered the themes crossing with Zhenghe , female and authors ' creativeness .%东南亚回族华人文学是海外华人文学中尚未引起研究者重视的一支. 东南亚回族华人文学活跃于新加坡和马来西亚,从20世纪50年代至今,大致可分为三个发展阶段,出现了戴小华等一批作家. 东南亚回族华人文学的形成与回族华人的移民活动和东南亚华人文学的发展有关,对其进行研究,有助于学界思考东南亚华人文学与伊斯兰文化的关系. 东南亚回族华人文学的特色在于郑和题材创作、女性题材创作,以及作家创作的跨越性.

  7. 谈海外工程项目成本管理之开源与节流%measures in cost management of overseas engineering programs

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    王勇军

    2012-01-01

    Taking the 55 km railway standard bridges and roads in Algeria by overseas engineering company of China Railway 12th Bureau Group Co. as the example, the paper analyzes the tapping and economizing measures in the cost management of the overseas engineering programs, and sums up the effective measures for the tapping and economizing measures in the overseas engineering programs, so as to create better economic benefits in the future overseas programs by helping the managers of the overseas projects.%以中铁十二局集团有限公司海外工程公司阿尔及利亚55 km铁路标路桥项目经理部为例,分析了海外工程项目成本管理中的开源与节流,总结了海外工程项目开源与节流的有效措施,以期帮助海外经营管理者在今后海外项目中创造出更好的经济效益。

  8. Changes in trade structure. Impacts of overseas advance on Japanese manufactures; Nihon kigyo no kaigai shinshutsu ni tomonau boeki kozo no henka. Seizogyo ni tsuite no jissho bunseki

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    Hoshino, Y.; Hattori, T. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-06-01

    The trend of overseas advance on recent Japanese manufactures and the change in trade structure were analyzed for each district and industry type to examine the impact of overseas advance on the trade structure. The rate of overseas production in the manufacturing industry significantly increased from 2.9% in 1980 to 8.6% in 1994. The spot manufacturer corporation that advanced into Asia has been recently activating the industrial trade. With the overseas advance of manufacturers, the trade in the same industry type has been growing prosperous between Japan and Asia. In the trade structure, the role of East Asia and capital goods has been rapidly expanding in weight. A remarkable change in structure is in progress. The income elasticities of exports vary depending on the district and item. The income elasticities of imports do not vary depending on the district more than for exports. The chemical product, iron steel, and electric machinery exports to Asia, and the general machinery exports to North America have a high export induced effect. The electric machinery imports from Asia have a high re-import effect. In 1990 to 1994, 79% of its trade surplus is caused by overseas production effects, and 27% by income effects. 7 refs., 8 figs., 18 tabs.

  9. Guangdong Overseas Chinese Emergent Rescue Committee During the Anti -Japan War%抗战时期的广东省紧急救侨委员会

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    2014-01-01

    During the Anti-Japan War ,due to the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia and the persecution of overseas Chinese ,a large number of overseas Chinese including many students were forced to repatriate .Guangdong provincial government under the leadership of the national government established the Guangdong Overseas Chinese Emergent Rescue Committee ,which rescued millions of Returned Overseas Chinese ,and achieved good results .Its establishment and rescue activities suggested the government’s changes in outlooks on Overseas Chinese affairs as well as on rescue ,and were highlights of modern government functions .%在抗战时期,因日军对东南亚地区的占领以及对华侨的迫害,大批华侨被迫返国,国内侨生、侨眷也因侨汇中断导致生计艰难。广东省政府在国民政府的领导下成立了广东省紧急救侨委员会,展开了对归国华侨的救助,取得了良好的效果。救侨会的成立及其活动表明了国民政府侨务观与救济观的转变,是现代政府职能的凸显。

  10. Dynamic Analysis of Current Overseas Chinese Language Media Developing%当前海外华文传媒发展动态浅析

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    2014-01-01

    海外华文传媒历史悠久,数量众多,但生存不易。海外有影响力的华文传媒不多,主要集中在东南亚、北美以及澳大利亚等地区,发展程度出现冷热不均的现象。随着新媒体的强势崛起,华文网络成为影响海外华人社会的重要工具,既对传统华文传媒构成了强劲的挑战,也同时促成了华文信息传播的全球化。%Overseas Chinese media has a long history with numerous amount,but it survives very difficultly and lacks of influential media. Overseas Chinese media mainly concentrates in Southeast Asia,North American and Australian and so on,and fails to keep a balance in development. With the developing of new media,Overseas Chinese websites have become an important tool to affect Overseas Chinese society,which pose a strongly challenge to Overseas Chinese traditional media and push forward the globalization of Chinese information.

  11. 我国海外劳工权利保护机制构建%On Protection Mechanism of Rights of Overseas Chinese Workers

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    吴峰

    2014-01-01

    The rights protection of the overseas labors has been a new topic in our foreign economic and trade exchanges. China should take great advantage of the international institutional frameworks for the protection of labor rights of migrant workers, and build our own overseas labors’ rights protection mechanism with the establishment of risk management and control institution before the overseas labors leaving, the rights safeguard measures during their overseas employment and the placement institution after overseas labors’ returning.%海外劳工权利保护是新时期我国对外经贸交流中面临的一项新课题。我国应以国际移民劳工权利保护制度框架为基点,从海外劳工出境前的风险管控、海外就业中的权利维护和回国后的安置与保障三方面,构建我国海外劳工的权利保护机制。

  12. Deltamethrin Resistance Mechanisms in Aedes aegypti Populations from Three French Overseas Territories Worldwide.

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Aedes aegypti is a cosmopolite mosquito, vector of arboviruses. The worldwide studies of its insecticide resistance have demonstrated a strong loss of susceptibility to pyrethroids, the major class of insecticide used for vector control. French overseas territories such as French Guiana (South America, Guadeloupe islands (Lesser Antilles as well as New Caledonia (Pacific Ocean, have encountered such resistance.We initiated a research program on the pyrethroid resistance in French Guiana, Guadeloupe and New Caledonia. Aedes aegypti populations were tested for their deltamethrin resistance level then screened by an improved microarray developed to specifically study metabolic resistance mechanisms. Cytochrome P450 genes were implicated in conferring resistance. CYP6BB2, CYP6M11, CYP6N12, CYP9J9, CYP9J10 and CCE3 genes were upregulated in the resistant populations and were common to other populations at a regional scale. The implication of these genes in resistance phenomenon is therefore strongly suggested. Other genes from detoxification pathways were also differentially regulated. Screening for target site mutations on the voltage-gated sodium channel gene demonstrated the presence of I1016 and C1534.This study highlighted the presence of a common set of differentially up-regulated detoxifying genes, mainly cytochrome P450 genes in all three populations. GUA and GUY populations shared a higher number of those genes compared to CAL. Two kdr mutations well known to be associated to pyrethroid resistance were also detected in those two populations but not in CAL. Different selective pressures and genetic backgrounds can explain such differences. These results are also compared with those obtained from other parts of the world and are discussed in the context of integrative research on vector competence.

  13. Allergy, living and learning

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    Chivato, T; Valovirta, E; Dahl, R;

    2012-01-01

    Allergy Living and Learning (ALL) is a European initiative designed to increase knowledge and understanding of people living with allergies in order to improve respiratory allergy care.......Allergy Living and Learning (ALL) is a European initiative designed to increase knowledge and understanding of people living with allergies in order to improve respiratory allergy care....

  14. A cost-benefit analysis of a proposed overseas refugee latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment program.

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    Wingate, La'Marcus T; Coleman, Margaret S; de la Motte Hurst, Christopher; Semple, Marie; Zhou, Weigong; Cetron, Martin S; Painter, John A

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    This study explored the effect of screening and treatment of refugees for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) before entrance to the United States as a strategy for reducing active tuberculosis (TB). The purpose of this study was to estimate the costs and benefits of LTBI screening and treatment in United States bound refugees prior to arrival. Costs were included for foreign and domestic LTBI screening and treatment and the domestic treatment of active TB. A decision tree with multiple Markov nodes was developed to determine the total costs and number of active TB cases that occurred in refugee populations that tested 55, 35, and 20 % tuberculin skin test positive under two models: no overseas LTBI screening and overseas LTBI screening and treatment. For this analysis, refugees that tested 55, 35, and 20 % tuberculin skin test positive were divided into high, moderate, and low LTBI prevalence categories to denote their prevalence of LTBI relative to other refugee populations. For a hypothetical 1-year cohort of 100,000 refugees arriving in the United States from regions with high, moderate, and low LTBI prevalence, implementation of overseas screening would be expected to prevent 440, 220, and 57 active TB cases in the United States during the first 20 years after arrival. The cost savings associated with treatment of these averted cases would offset the cost of LTBI screening and treatment for refugees from countries with high (net cost-saving: $4.9 million) and moderate (net cost-saving: $1.6 million) LTBI prevalence. For low LTBI prevalence populations, LTBI screening and treatment exceed expected future TB treatment cost savings (net cost of $780,000). Implementing LTBI screening and treatment for United States bound refugees from countries with high or moderate LTBI prevalence would potentially save millions of dollars and contribute to United States TB elimination goals. These estimates are conservative since secondary transmission from tuberculosis cases

  15. 国外女性旅游从业人员研究综述%Female Employees in Overseas Tourism

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    范向丽

    2012-01-01

    This paper reviews literature on female employees in oversea tourist industry gathered through on-line search under such keywords as "tourism and gender", "gender and hotel", "female in tourism", "female and hotel", "gender and hospitality", and so on. 30 articles and books were found related to this theme. These writings mainly focus on three areas: female employees in rural tourism, in overseas tourism, and in tourist businesses. This paper evaluates these writings in light of the three areas based on their research perspectives, research contents, and methodology. It suggests that oversea research in English on female employees in tourist industry is%本研究对国外旅游业中的女性从业人员相关研究文献进行了梳理发现,研究成果主要集中于乡村旅游中的女性从业人员、外来女性旅游从业人员、旅游企业女性从业人员三个方面。因此,本文从以上三个方面对文献的研究成果进行了研习、回顾和评析。研究发现,国外女性旅游从业人员研究内容丰富、视角多元,但也存在缺乏系统框架和深入分析、研究方法单一等不足。

  16. The Exploration of the Chinese Enterprises Oversea Based on the Enterprises Owned by Wenzhounese in Florence%海外华人企业探究——以佛罗伦萨的温商企业为例

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    周欢怀

    2012-01-01

    The protlem of entrepreneurship and social inclusion of overseas Chinese is always concerned by the domestic scholars. There are more than 10 thousand Wenzhounese living in Florence, Italy. They have become the main force of the local leather cluster. They decreased the labor costs by their hard-working spirits and the social network provide the important resources for them. But the living environment and the tendency of the future is not optimistic. So we should think about and explore the future way out for them.%海外华人的创业问题和社会融入问题一直是国内学者所关注的。在意大利的佛罗伦萨,生活着1万多温州人。他们已经成为当地皮具产业集群的主力军。温商们靠着吃苦耐劳精神降低了劳动力成本,同时在佛形成的社会网络为他们提供了生存和发展的重要资源。但这些温商企业的生存环境及其未来发展趋势并不乐观。因此,他们的未来出路值得我们思考和探索。

  17. New Directions in Job Burnout Study Overseas%国外职业倦怠研究新方向

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    龚雪

    2015-01-01

    国外在过去的30年里对职业倦怠进行了大量的研究。最近,有关职业倦怠的研究已经拓展到国际上,并且发展出了新的理论模型。%There are many researches on job burnout in the past 30 years overseas. Recently, the work on burnout has expanded internationally and has led to new conceptual models.

  18. '20 days protected learning' - students' experiences of an overseas nurses programme - 4 years on: a retrospective survey

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background From September 2005 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC introduced new arrangements for the registration of non-EU overseas nurses which requires all applicants to undertake '20 days of protected learning' time in the UK and for some, a period of supervised practice. A survey was undertaken at Bournemouth University, which offers a '20 days protected learning only' programme, to elicit overseas nurses' demographic details, experiences in completing the programme and their 'final destinations' once registered. Methods An online survey was devised which contained a mixture of tick box and open ended questions which covered demographic details, views on the programme and final destinations This was uploaded to http://www.surveymonkey.com/ and sent out to nurses who had completed the Overseas Nurses Programme (ONP with Bournemouth University (n = 1050. Quantitative data were analysed using descriptive statistics and the qualitative data were coded and analysed using content analysis. Results There were 251 respondents (27.7% response rate. The typical 'profile' of a nurse who responded to the survey was female, aged 25-40 years and had been qualified for more than 5 years with a bachelors degree. The majority came from Australia on a 2 year working holiday visa and the key final destination in the UK, on registration with the NMC, was working for an agency. There were five key findings regarding experience of the programme. Of those surveyed 61.2% did not feel it necessary to undergo an ONP; 71.6% felt that they should be able to complete the programme on-line in their own country; 64.2% that the ONP should only contain information about delivery of healthcare in UK and Legal and professional (NMC issues; 57% that European nurses should also undergo the same programme and sit an IELTS test; and 68.2% that the programme was too theory orientated; and should have links to practice (21%. Conclusions The NMC set the admissions

  19. 境外欠发达国家水电工程施工的安全管理%Safety Management of Hydropower Construction in Overseas Developing Countries

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    周可

    2014-01-01

    重点从安全管理的角度分析海外施工管理的现状、存在的问题以及需要改进的方法,目的在于总结经验教训,提升公司海外项目的安全管理质量,减少人身伤害事故和财产损失,提高公司的正面形象,为深入进行海外经营活动做好铺垫。%From the perspective of safety management , current status , existed problems and possible improvements are summarized for overseas hydropower construction projects .With the summary of experiences and lessons , the quality of safety management for overseas projects can be improved and injury accidents and property loss can be reduced , which will largely raise the confidence of the future overseas business .

  20. International Charitable Connections: the Growth in Number, and the Countries of Operation, of English and Welsh Charities Working Overseas.

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    Clifford, David

    2016-07-01

    This paper provides new empirical evidence about English and Welsh charities operating internationally. It answers basic questions unaddressed in existing work: how many charities work overseas, and how has this number changed over time? In which countries do they operate, and what underlies these geographical patterns? It makes use of a unique administrative dataset which records every country in which each charity operates. The results show a sizeable increase in the number of charities working overseas since the mid-1990s. They show that charities are much more likely to work in countries with colonial and linguistic ties to the UK, and less likely to work in countries with high levels of instability or corruption. This considerable geographical unevenness, even after controlling for countries' population size and poverty, illustrates the importance of supply-side theories and of institutional factors to an understanding of international voluntary activity. The paper also serves to provide a new perspective on international charitable operation: while it is the large development charities that are household names, the results reveal the extent of small-scale 'grassroots' registered charitable activity that links people and places internationally, and the extent of activity in 'developed' as well as 'developing' country contexts.

  1. 国外残疾人康复立法研究%A Research on Overseas Rehabilitation Legislation of the Disabled

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    边丽; 许家成; 郑俭; 赵悌尊; 肖菊英

    2012-01-01

      本文通过对国外残疾人康复立法的发展历程、康复法律的基本框架和内容、立法的特点与发展趋势的分析和研究,汲取国际上先进的立法经验,参考其立法特色,对我国残疾人康复立法工作提出建议,为相关法律的制定提供有益的借鉴,促进残疾人康复事业的发展,推动保障残疾人权利的法律体系进一步完善。%  This paper analyzed and researched the development process of the legislation on overseas rehabilitation of the disabled, the basic framework of the rehabilitation law, the content and legislative trends. It learned from international advanced legislative experience, legislative characteristics of the overseas rehabilitation of the disabled law. Then it presented recommendations for the disabled in China’s rehabilitation legislation, and provided useful experience for China. It could promote the development of the cause of rehabilitation of disabled persons in China and push the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities and the further improvement of the legal system.

  2. The Committee of Overseas Chinese Affairs of the Nanjing National Government during Anti-Japanese War%略论抗战时期的南京国民政府侨务委员会

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    冀满红; 赵金文

    2014-01-01

    After the outbreak of Anti-Japanese War, the National Government carried out a series of policies of O-verseas Chinese, which have focused on calling for Overseas Chinese to join actively and to support the war of re-sistance against Japan. As the main organization of undertaking the affairs concerning Overseas Chinese in the Na-tional Government, the Committee of Overseas Chinese Affairs strengthened the settings of the Overseas Chinese af-fairs institutions continuously, promoted the Anti-Japanese War propaganda and the guidance to Overseas Chinese, assisted the education of Overseas Chinese and the research developing, protected and assisted Overseas Chinese positively. And also, they offered Overseas Chinese giant supports in the material and the spiritual. All of these not only promoted the development of Anti-Japanese War and saving the nation, but also greatly enhanced the sense of identity of Overseas Chinese to the nation.%抗日战争爆发后,南京国民政府实施了以动员海外华侨积极参与和支援祖国抗战为中心的华侨政策。作为承担国民政府侨务工作的主要机构,侨务委员会不断加强侨务机构的设置,推动对华侨抗战的宣传与指导,辅助华侨教育与研究的发展,积极保护和救助华侨,给予海外华侨巨大的物质和精神支持,不仅促进了抗日救国事业的发展,同时极大地增强了海外华侨对祖国的认同感。

  3. 跨文化交际对提升中国公民境外旅游文明素质的影响%The Impact on the Cross-cultural Communication to the Chinese Citizen’s Civilized Behavior in Overseas Traveling

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    于源; 江宁宁

    2014-01-01

    With the continuous development of Chinese people's living standards, China's overseas traveling team is gradualy growing, but the tourists’ uncivilized behavior and other aspects have caught public atention. The first step to improve Chinese Citizen’s Civilized Behavior in Overseas Traveling is the cross-cultural communication. In order to promote the further development of tourism, cross-cultural communication ability of Chinese citizens should be enhanced, cross-cultural awareness should be advanced.%随着中国人民生活水平的不断提高,中国公民出境旅游的队伍也在逐步壮大,而旅游者文明素质等方面存在的不文明行为越来越引起人们的关注。跨文化交际是提升中国公民境外旅游文明素质的第一步,增强中国公民的跨文化交际能力,提高跨文化意识,从而推动旅游业的进一步发展。

  4. Ensuring the Health, Safety and Preparedness of U.S. Medical Students Participating in Global Health Electives Overseas.

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    Imperato, Pascal James; Bruno, Denise M; Monica Sweeney, M

    2016-04-01

    Global health electives based in resource-poor countries have become extremely popular with medical students from resource rich ones. As the number of such programs and participants increase, so too do the absolute health and safety risks. It is clear from a number of published reports that many institutions provide little or no meaningful preparedness for students and do little to ensure their health and safety. These deficiencies together can affect students, their foreign hosts, and sponsoring institutions. The School of Public Health at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, and its predecessor, the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, have sponsored a 6-8 week global health elective for fourth year medical students since 1980. The purposes of this elective are to provide students with an opportunity to observe the health care and public health systems in resource-poor countries, provide medical service, and have a cross-cultural experience. Over the course of the past 35 years, 386 students have participated in this global health elective in more than 41 resource-poor countries. Recent annual applications for this elective have been as high as 44 out of a class of 200 students. Over the past 10 years, annual acceptance rates have varied, ranging from a low of 32 % in 2007-2008 to a high of 74 % in 2010-2011 and 2013-2014. Careful screening, including a written application, review of academic records and personal interviews, has resulted in the selection of highly mature, adaptable, and dedicated students who have performed well at overseas sites. Appropriately preparing students for an overseas global health experience in resource-poor countries requires the investment of much professional and staff time and effort. At the SUNY Downstate School of Public Health, these resources have underpinned our Global Health in Developing Countries elective for many years. As a result, the elective is characterized by meticulous

  5. Living with hearing loss

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000360.htm Living with hearing loss To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. If you are living with hearing loss, you know that it takes extra effort to ...

  6. Living with Parkinson's

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    ... PD. Strategies for living well may include: Managing nutrition and medications – to maintain the highest quality of daily living with Parkinson's disease. Performing activities that may benefit you and your ...

  7. Living with Thalassemias

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    ... Public » Health Topics » Thalassemias » Living With Thalassemias Explore Thalassemias What Are... Other Names Causes Who Is at Risk Signs & Symptoms Diagnosis Treatments Prevention Living With Clinical Trials Links Related Topics Anemia ...

  8. Modelling live forensic acquisition

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    Grobler, MM

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the development of a South African model for Live Forensic Acquisition - Liforac. The Liforac model is a comprehensive model that presents a range of aspects related to Live Forensic Acquisition. The model provides forensic...

  9. Living with Sarcoidosis

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    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis has no cure, but you can take ... Content: NEXT >> Featured Video Living With and Managing Sarcoidosis 05/18/2011 This video—presented by the ...

  10. Administration for Community Living

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    ... Public Input Working Together, in Our Communities The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental ... Players U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living

  11. Living with Hemophilia

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    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Hemophilia If you or your child has hemophilia, you ... today is likely to live a normal lifespan. Hemophilia Treatment Centers The Federal Government funds a nationwide ...

  12. College Admissions, International Competition, and the Cold War in Asia: The Case of Overseas Chinese Students in Taiwan in the 1950s

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    Wong, Ting-Hong

    2016-01-01

    Focusing only on education exchanges between the United States and other countries, existing scholarship fails to illuminate how American-sponsored student migrations between other countries helped expand U.S. hegemony. This article attempts to rectify this limitation by looking at Taiwan's policies on overseas Chinese students (qiaosheng) in the…

  13. College Admissions, International Competition, and the Cold War in Asia: The Case of Overseas Chinese Students in Taiwan in the 1950s

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    Wong, Ting-Hong

    2016-01-01

    Focusing only on education exchanges between the United States and other countries, existing scholarship fails to illuminate how American-sponsored student migrations between other countries helped expand U.S. hegemony. This article attempts to rectify this limitation by looking at Taiwan's policies on overseas Chinese students (qiaosheng) in the…

  14. 'Do You Ride on Elephants' and 'Never Tell Them You're German': The Experiences of British Asian and Black, and Overseas Student Teachers in Southeast England

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    Cole, Mike; Stuart, Janet S.

    2005-01-01

    In this article we report on part of a small-scale study into the experiences of 28 British-born Asian and black, and overseas student teachers, who were following both Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and school-based routes to qualified teacher status (QTS), in Sussex and Kent. The results indicate worrying degrees of racism,…

  15. The impact of national culture in MNC's home country on the strategy making process in their overseas subsidiaries: a comparison between Dutch and Japanese companies in Thailand

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    Meekanon, K.

    2002-01-01

    The main purpose of this dissertation is to understand that the national cultures of MNCs' home countries play an important role in determining the SMPs in their overseas subsidiaries. To attain this purpose, a comparison between Dutch and Japanese

  16. Brief Discussion on Equipment Supervision for Overseas Pelletizing Projects%浅谈海外球团工程设备监造

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    刘兴利

    2015-01-01

    Taking engineering and procurement works for overseas pelletizing projects for example,the paper shows the problem and experience during the equipment supervision procedure.%以海外球团工程 EP 总包为例,阐述其设备监造过程中的问题及经验。

  17. 中国将实行内外产品统一认证%Unified authentication for Chinese and overseas products

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    2002-01-01

    @@ The system of China's inconsistent authentication for Chinese and overseas products has come to an end. The State Bureau of Quality Supervision and Quarantine and the State Authentication and Authorisation Supervision Administrative Commission officially issued related law and regulation documents on the compulsory unified authentication for products in December 2001. The system has been put into effect starting from May 1, 2002.

  18. 中国企业境外上市分析报告研究%Analysis Report on Chinese Enterprises Overseas Listing

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    阿茹娜

    2012-01-01

    中国已有一千多家企业成功境外上市.国内企业通过境外上市,不仅解决了融资需求,而且引入了现代企业管理理念和制度,有效地扩大了企业知名度,进一步推动了企业国际战略的实施.本文阐述了国内企业选择境外上市的现状,分析了境外上市过程中产生的问题及其原因,并就我国企业境外上市提出相关建议.%There are more than one thousand enterprises had listed in the overseas market until today. Through overseas listing, domestic enterprises can solve financing needs, introduce modem enterprise management concepts and systems and expand the corporate reputation effectively, all those promote the implementation of corporate international strategy. This paper describes the present situation of domestic enterprises overseas listing, analyzes the problems and causes in listed process and puts forward relevant recommendations for overseas listing of Chinese enterprises.

  19. 境外应急医疗救援后勤保障的实践与思考%Practice and thinking on emergency medical logistics overseas

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    江全胜; 孙芳; 向江

    2011-01-01

    There are still some obstacles and challenges for performing emergency medical rescues overseas. As the basement of emergency medical rescues overseas, it is very important and urgent to study the way for keeping a proper logistical support. Through the practice of medical logistics in Haiti, this work analyzed the characteristics and demands of emergency medical logistics overseas and summarized some basic principles for it. Furthermore, some advices were proposed for enhancing the ability to support the emergency medical logistics overseas at ordinary times.%开展境外应急医疗救援面临诸多困难和挑战,研究如何做好后勤保障是一个重要而紧迫的课题.文中结合海地医疗救援后勤保障实践,分析境外应急医疗救援后勤保障特点与要求,总结基本原则,并就立足平时增强境外应急医疗救援后勤保障能力提出对策建议.

  20. The European Union and the Caribbean Region: Situating the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract:This paper examines one important dimension of the European Union's (EU 'regional' engagement with the Caribbean: its relations with the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT, with a particular focus on the possibility of furthering the policy goals of greater regional integration and cooperation. It does so in three parts. The first sets out the basis for current EU policy to the OCT which has been under discussion between the EU, the OCT and the four EU member states most involved (Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom since 2008. It reports EU proposals for change and the responses to them by the Caribbean OCTs. The second part examines EU policy toward promoting greater regional cooperation among the Caribbean OCTs and between them and some of the other Caribbean regional organizations. Three distinct frameworks for cooperation and integration are discussed: with independent states as established in the Caribbean Community, the Caribbean Forum and the Economic Partnership Agreement; with the French departments and collectivities; and with the Caribbean OCT. In each the position of the Caribbean OCT is situated. The final part briefly discusses the creation of a 'new' framework for regional cooperation specific for the Caribbean OCT which will most closely match their interests in the Caribbean.Resumen: La Unión Europea y la Región del Caribe: Situando a los Países y Territorios de Ultramar del CaribeEste ensayo analiza una dimensión importante de la Unión Europea (UE 'regional' y su compromiso con el Caribe: de igual manera sus relaciones con los Países y Territorios de Ultramar (PTU, con un enfoque particular sobre la posibilidad de promover los objetivos de la política con una mayor integración regional y cooperación. Este proceso se desglosa en tres partes. La primera establece la base para la actual política de la UE hacia los PTU, ya que esta ha sido objeto de debate entre los mismos y los cuatro

  1. Economic Analysis of the Impact of Overseas and Domestic Treatment and Screening Options for Intestinal Helminth Infection among US-Bound Refugees from Asia.

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    Brian Maskery

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Many U.S.-bound refugees travel from countries where intestinal parasites (hookworm, Trichuris trichuria, Ascaris lumbricoides, and Strongyloides stercoralis are endemic. These infections are rare in the United States and may be underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, leading to potentially serious consequences. This evaluation examined the costs and benefits of combinations of overseas presumptive treatment of parasitic diseases vs. domestic screening/treating vs. no program.An economic decision tree model terminating in Markov processes was developed to estimate the cost and health impacts of four interventions on an annual cohort of 27,700 U.S.-bound Asian refugees: 1 "No Program," 2 U.S. "Domestic Screening and Treatment," 3 "Overseas Albendazole and Ivermectin" presumptive treatment, and 4 "Overseas Albendazole and Domestic Screening for Strongyloides". Markov transition state models were used to estimate long-term effects of parasitic infections. Health outcome measures (four parasites included outpatient cases, hospitalizations, deaths, life years, and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs.The "No Program" option is the least expensive ($165,923 per cohort and least effective option (145 outpatient cases, 4.0 hospitalizations, and 0.67 deaths discounted over a 60-year period for a one-year cohort. The "Overseas Albendazole and Ivermectin" option ($418,824 is less expensive than "Domestic Screening and Treatment" ($3,832,572 or "Overseas Albendazole and Domestic Screening for Strongyloides" ($2,182,483. According to the model outcomes, the most effective treatment option is "Overseas Albendazole and Ivermectin," which reduces outpatient cases, deaths and hospitalization by around 80% at an estimated net cost of $458,718 per death averted, or $2,219/$24,036 per QALY/life year gained relative to "No Program".Overseas presumptive treatment for U.S.-bound refugees is a cost-effective intervention that is less expensive and at least as effective as

  2. On the Establishment of China' s Overseas Investment Insurance System%论我国海外投资保险制度的构建

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    栾平平

    2012-01-01

    The overseas investment insurance system is such a system established by the capital-exporting country to protect its overseas investment and eliminate the political risk of its nationals' overseas investment. The insurer and the insurance coverage are two very important factors to establish the overseas investment insurance sys- tem. In China, the overseas investment activities were comparatively carried out late, but its development has been extremely rapid. However, China has not yet established the overseas investment insurance system up to now that has been universally practiced by the developed countries. The insurer' s qualification for China' s overseas investment insurance system establishment should be admitted in the way that the agency of its direct investment administration & approval and the branch for its business insurance management should be respectively established. Besides, the insurance coverage should include default risk, terrorism risk, business interruption risk etc. in addition to expropri- ation risk, foreign exchange risk and war risk that have been generally guaranteed by almost every country.%海外投资保险制度是资本输出国为了保护本国海外投资、消除本国国民海外投资的政治风险而建立的一种保护制度。保险人和保险范围是构建海外投资保险制度中两个非常重要的问题。在我国,海外投资活动尽管开展得较晚,但其发展却极为迅速,然而,目前我国尚未建立起发达国家所普遍实行的海外投资保险制度。我国在建立海外投资保险制度中,保险人的资格应采取将直接投资的管理、审批机构与具体承办海外投资保险业务的保险机构分开成立的方式,保险范围除了各国一般承保的征收险、外汇险以及战争险,还应包括违约风险、恐怖主义风险以及营业中断风险。

  3. Economic Analysis of the Impact of Overseas and Domestic Treatment and Screening Options for Intestinal Helminth Infection among US-Bound Refugees from Asia

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    Maskery, Brian; Coleman, Margaret S.; Weinberg, Michelle; Zhou, Weigong; Rotz, Lisa; Klosovsky, Alexander; Cantey, Paul T.; Fox, LeAnne M.; Cetron, Martin S.; Stauffer, William M.

    2016-01-01

    Background Many U.S.-bound refugees travel from countries where intestinal parasites (hookworm, Trichuris trichuria, Ascaris lumbricoides, and Strongyloides stercoralis) are endemic. These infections are rare in the United States and may be underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, leading to potentially serious consequences. This evaluation examined the costs and benefits of combinations of overseas presumptive treatment of parasitic diseases vs. domestic screening/treating vs. no program. Methods An economic decision tree model terminating in Markov processes was developed to estimate the cost and health impacts of four interventions on an annual cohort of 27,700 U.S.-bound Asian refugees: 1) “No Program,” 2) U.S. “Domestic Screening and Treatment,” 3) “Overseas Albendazole and Ivermectin” presumptive treatment, and 4) “Overseas Albendazole and Domestic Screening for Strongyloides”. Markov transition state models were used to estimate long-term effects of parasitic infections. Health outcome measures (four parasites) included outpatient cases, hospitalizations, deaths, life years, and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Results The “No Program” option is the least expensive ($165,923 per cohort) and least effective option (145 outpatient cases, 4.0 hospitalizations, and 0.67 deaths discounted over a 60-year period for a one-year cohort). The “Overseas Albendazole and Ivermectin” option ($418,824) is less expensive than “Domestic Screening and Treatment” ($3,832,572) or “Overseas Albendazole and Domestic Screening for Strongyloides” ($2,182,483). According to the model outcomes, the most effective treatment option is “Overseas Albendazole and Ivermectin,” which reduces outpatient cases, deaths and hospitalization by around 80% at an estimated net cost of $458,718 per death averted, or $2,219/$24,036 per QALY/life year gained relative to “No Program”. Discussion Overseas presumptive treatment for U.S.-bound refugees is a cost

  4. Broadening the Mind? Australian Student Reflections on the Experience of Overseas Study

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    Forsey, Martin; Broomhall, Susan; Davis, Jane

    2012-01-01

    Internationalization of higher education is usually accompanied by rhetorical flourishes that are always going to be difficult to live up to. The research reported here is based on surveys and focus group interviews with students at our home university that asks what students expect to learn and really learn from the university study abroad…

  5. Spinoff 2009

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    2009-01-01

    Topics covered include: Image-Capture Devices Extend Medicine's Reach; Medical Devices Assess, Treat Balance Disorders; NASA Bioreactors Advance Disease Treatments; Robotics Algorithms Provide Nutritional Guidelines; "Anti-Gravity" Treadmills Speed Rehabilitation; Crew Management Processes Revitalize Patient Care; Hubble Systems Optimize Hospital Schedules; Web-based Programs Assess Cognitive Fitness; Electrolyte Concentrates Treat Dehydration; Tools Lighten Designs, Maintain Structural Integrity; Insulating Foams Save Money, Increase Safety; Polyimide Resins Resist Extreme Temperatures; Sensors Locate Radio Interference; Surface Operations Systems Improve Airport Efficiency; Nontoxic Resins Advance Aerospace Manufacturing; Sensors Provide Early Warning of Biological Threats; Robot Saves Soldier's Lives Overseas (MarcBot); Apollo-Era Life Raft Saves Hundreds of Sailors; Circuits Enhance Scientific Instruments and Safety Devices; Tough Textiles Protect Payloads and Public Safety Officers; Forecasting Tools Point to Fishing Hotspots; Air Purifiers Eliminate Pathogens, Preserve Food; Fabrics Protect Sensitive Skin from UV Rays; Phase Change Fabrics Control Temperature; Tiny Devices Project Sharp, Colorful Images; Star-Mapping Tools Enable Tracking of Endangered Animals; Nanofiber Filters Eliminate Contaminants; Modeling Innovations Advance Wind Energy Industry; Thermal Insulation Strips Conserve Energy; Satellite Respondent Buoys Identify Ocean Debris; Mobile Instruments Measure Atmospheric Pollutants; Cloud Imagers Offer New Details on Earth's Health; Antennas Lower Cost of Satellite Access; Feature Detection Systems Enhance Satellite Imagery; Chlorophyll Meters Aid Plant Nutrient Management; Telemetry Boards Interpret Rocket, Airplane Engine Data; Programs Automate Complex Operations Monitoring; Software Tools Streamline Project Management; Modeling Languages Refine Vehicle Design; Radio Relays Improve Wireless Products; Advanced Sensors Boost Optical Communication

  6. Ethnography of Communication Methods for Overseas Hakka Studies%海外客家研究的民族志传播学方法

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    余彬

    2011-01-01

    海外客家研究可以运用"4T"民族志方法,其中,民族志传播学方法可以有效实现海外客家研究的深描要求。一方面,海外客家社会是一个相对独立的传播系统,同时进行纵向传播和横向传播活动;另一方面,海外客家文化的传播过程也是一个传播控制的过程。海外客家社会的民族志传播过程是一个从保守的地域性客家社区转变到开放的世界性客属网络的演化过程。%"4T" models can be used for overseas Hakka studies.Ethnography of Communication is now one effective tool to get to the goal of thick description for overseas Hakka studies.From the viewpoint,on one hand,overseas Hakka community can be viewed as a relative independent communication system including ordinate communication and diatropic communication.On the other hand,cultural communication process of overseas Hakka is also a process of communication control.Overseas Hakka community has shifted from a conservative regional community to an opening world network through the process of ethnography of communication.

  7. Development of Overseas Potassium Salt Resource in China-invested Enterprises%中资企业境外钾盐资源开发的思考

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    韩继秋

    2014-01-01

    Combining with the reality of extremely uneven distribution of the world's potassium salt resources and the severe shortage of soluble potassium salt and the history and current situation of "going out" strategy and overseas potassium salt resources development of Chinese-invested enterprises, this paper analyzes the main problems and difficulties of overseas resources development of Chinese-invested enterprises. Taking the overseas potassium salt resources development project as the example, this paper makes rational thinking and recommendations from the aspects of positive guidance from the national level, the horizontal joint in corporate level, strong quality of the enterprises own, which provides some reference and guidance for orderly promoting the overseas potassium salt resources development and forming China's overseas potash base as soon as possible.%本文结合世界钾盐资源分布极不均衡和我国可溶性钾盐严重匮乏的实际,结合十几年来中资企业实施“走出去”发展战略、开展境外钾盐资源开发的历程和现状,分析了中资企业境外资源开发中存在的主要问题和困难,并以境外钾盐开发实际项目为例,分别从国家层面积极引导、企业层面横向联合、企业自身内强素质等方面进行了合理思考和建议,对于有序推进中资企业境外钾盐资源开发、尽快形成我国境外钾肥产能基地具有一定的参考和指导意义。

  8. Operational vector-borne disease surveillance and control: closing the capabilities gap through research at overseas military laboratories.

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    Evans, Brian P; Clark, Jeffrey W; Barbara, Kathryn A; Mundal, Kirk D; Furman, Barry D; McAvin, James C; Richardson, Jason H

    2009-01-01

    Malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya virus, leishmaniasis, and a myriad of other vector-borne diseases pose significant threats to the warfighter and to the overall combat effectiveness of units. Military preventive medicine (PM) assets must accurately evaluate the vector-borne disease threat and then implement and/or advise the commander on countermeasures to reduce a particular threat. The success of these measures is contingent upon the biology of the disease vector and on the tools or methods used to conduct vector/pathogen surveillance and vector control. There is a significant gap between the tools available and those required for operational PM assets to provide real-time, effective surveillance and control. A network of US Army and US Navy overseas laboratories is focused on closing the current capabilities gap. Their mission is to develop and field test tools and methods to enhance the combatant commander's ability to identify and mitigate the threat posed by these vector-borne diseases.

  9. The essential oil of Lippia alba: analysis of samples from French overseas departments and review of previous works.

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    Hennebelle, Thierry; Sahpaz, Sevser; Dermont, Charles; Joseph, Henry; Bailleul, François

    2006-10-01

    This paper contains new data on the chemical composition of the essential oil of Lippia alba (Mill.) N. E. Brown, as well as an overview of the available literature. Although the composition of the essential oil of this species is well-documented, discrepancies between the reported results suggest that many chemotypes and morphotypes exist. The analysis of essential oils obtained from the leaves of samples from three different locations in the French Overseas Departments (French Guiana, Martinique, and two different places in Guadeloupe) have shown that the composition of each one is quite different. This new data, along with a review and discussion of published studies, enabled us to establish seven distinct chemotypes. Possible connections between these chemotypes and morphotypes already described were also investigated.

  10. 民国时期华侨师范教育始末--以国立第二侨民师范学校为例%The Second National Overseas Chinese Normal School:A Case Study of Overseas Chinese Teacher Education during the Nationalist Period

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    王鸿英; 袁征

    2016-01-01

    The Kuomintang Government trained teachers to promote the education of overseas Chinese. During the war of Resistance Against Japan, the first and the second national overseas Chinese normal schools were established, which admitted overseas Chinese students from abroad and the youths aiming to serve overseas Chinese education. Students enjoyed free room and board for 3 years. School courses were focused on practice instruction. However, the management of government for these schools was tyrannical and corrupt. In fact, it was difficult for the graduates to seek a job in overseas Chinese schools. The only two overseas Chinese normal schools were disbanded by the government in July 1949.%国民政府为推进侨民教育,培养面向海外的侨教师资,在抗战期间创办了国立第一和第二侨民师范学校,招收来自海外的侨生和国内立志服务海外侨教的适龄青年。学生享受公费待遇,学制三年。学校开设课程较多,注重实习指导。但侨一师、侨二师管理专制、腐败,毕业生很难谋到海外侨校的工作。1949年7月,国内仅有的这两所侨民师范学校被国民政府解散。

  11. [Support in living].

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    Krebs, H

    1993-06-01

    "Lebenshilfe" (help in living) is of crucial importance for the organization of live of persons with a handicap. This help in living, training and social integration, however, requires an image of the handicapped person that unrestrictedly recognizes her right to live and to be a human being with a handicap. But todays hedonistic and preference-utilitarian social trends make other, selecting value judgements. This article comments on these dubious ethical positions critically and develops a paradigmatic, positive point of view. This statement is partly based on the principles of 2 self-help organizations of the same name ("Lebenshilfe für geistig Behinderte") in Germany and in Austria.

  12. Living with Hepatitis

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    ... HFI Summits Newsletter Our Stories Calendar of Events Advertise RESOURCES Health Savings Card Links Webinars YOUR LIVER Overview Adults Children & Adolescents Nutrition & Health Lifestyle RESEARCH DVDs Overview Live- ...

  13. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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    Full Text Available ... Center (EOC) 101 Emergency Operations Center CDC Laboratory Science: Mission Critical Saving Lives, Protecting People Environmental Health CDC Tracking Network Health Begins at Home ...

  14. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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    Full Text Available ... Center (EOC) 101 Emergency Operations Center CDC Laboratory Science: Mission Critical Saving Lives, Protecting People Environmental Health CDC Tracking Network Health Begins at Home Smoke- ...

  15. Learning and Living Overseas: Exploring Factors that Influence Meaningful Learning and Assimilation: How International Students Adjust to Studying in the UK from a Socio-Cultural Perspective

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    Georgia Taylor

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available There is a considerable amount of research investigating students’ transition from college to university but it is important this focus is directed specifically towards the transition of international students, as the difficulties they face are profound. The literature surrounding international students seems to lack an in-depth understanding of how multiple contextual factors influence how students adjust to Higher Education. Therefore, the present study utilizes Bronfenbrenner’s (2009 ecological theory of human development in order to understand both immediate and distal environmental influences and how they interact to impact on the individual’s development from a holistic perspective. Five international students participated in a time line interview. Findings suggest that international students face a number of challenges when transitioning from their home country to study in higher education in the UK, particularly in the areas of language competence; cultural assimilation and social relationships. This in turn prevented meaningful learning occurring. Applying Bronfenbrenner’s theory, the participants’ broader environment was analysed, which encouraged an examination of the challenges they faced which regards to cultural influences, government influences and university policies, as well as influences from within their immediate environment.

  16. The governmentalization of living

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    Wahlberg, Ayo; Rose, Nikolas

    2015-01-01

    and scales (e.g. the QALY and DALY) has contributed to a governmentalization of living, in the course of which the social and personal consequences of living with disease come to be an object of political concern, and made knowable, calculable and thereby amenable to various strategies of intervention. We...

  17. Animals that Live Longest

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    饶扬志

    2000-01-01

    Reptiles(爬行类) are animals that live longest. The turtle's(海龟)long life is legendary(传奇的), no one has ever been able to calculate the exact age of the turtle, and for good reason, tortoises live a lot longer than humans do.

  18. Living Willow Huts

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    Keeler, Rusty

    2007-01-01

    Living Willow Huts are inexpensive to make, fun to plant, easy to grow, and make beautiful spaces for children. They involve planting dormant willow shoots in the ground and weaving them into shapes that will sprout and grow over time. People have been creating similar living architecture throughout the world for centuries in the forms of living…

  19. Living with Parkinson's

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    ... are here Home / Living with Parkinson’s Living with Parkinson’s “Parkinson’s is a part of my life, but ... Tips from the Health Care Team Finding Resources Parkinson's HelpLine Learn More Educational Materials Do you want ...

  20. Probably safe or live

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    Katoen, Joost-Pieter; Song, Lei; Zhang, Lijun

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a formal characterisation of safety and liveness properties for fully probabilistic systems. As for the classical setting, it is established that any (probabilistic tree) property is equivalent to a conjunction of a safety and liveness property. A simple algorithm is provided to

  1. Our Urban Living Room

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    Hjortshøj, Rasmus

    2016-01-01

    the boundaries between private and public space become fluid. Based on specific Cobe projects, Our Urban Living Room tells stories about the architectural development of Copenhagen, while exploring the progression of the Danish Capital - from an industrial city into an urban living room, known as one...

  2. Living the Utopia

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    Davis, John; Warring, Anette Elisabeth

    2011-01-01

    This article examines experiments in communal living in Britain and Denmark in the early 1970s, using life-story interviews from seventeen members of two British and two Danish communes. It examines communal living as a fusion of radical political principles with the practice of experimental coll...

  3. Live and Dead Nodes

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    Jørgensen, Sune Lehman; Jackson, A. D.

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, we explore the consequences of a distinction between `live' and `dead' network nodes; `live' nodes are able to acquire new links whereas `dead' nodes are static. We develop an analytically soluble growing network model incorporating this distinction and show that it can provide a q...

  4. Evaluating Living Standard Indicators

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    Birčiaková Naďa

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the evaluation of selected available indicators of living standards, divided into three groups, namely economic, environmental, and social. We have selected six countries of the European Union for analysis: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, France, and Great Britain. The aim of this paper is to evaluate indicators measuring living standards and suggest the most important factors which should be included in the final measurement. We have tried to determine what factors influence each indicator and what factors affect living standards. We have chosen regression analysis as our main method. From the study of factors, we can deduce their impact on living standards, and thus the value of indicators of living standards. Indicators with a high degree of reliability include the following factors: size and density of population, health care and spending on education. Emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere also have a certain lower degree of reliability.

  5. 暹罗王室在垄断贸易中重用华侨的原因%The Reasons of Oversea Chinese Having Been Employed at High Levels by Siamese Royal Family in the Monopoly Trade

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    石维有

    2004-01-01

    This essay mainly discusses the similarities and mutual complementary in their interests and then makes a general survey of the process of how the Royal Family employed the oversea Chinese to engage in monopoly trade.

  6. Interventions in everyday lives

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    Dreier, Ole

    2015-01-01

    clients change their everyday lives to overcome their troubles. They also highlight what it involves for clients to accomplish this. It is concluded that we need more research on how to understand intervention; on the interaction between interventions and clients’ conduct of their everyday life......The purpose of psychotherapy is to help clients address and overcome problems troubling them in their everyday lives. Therapy can therefore only work if clients include it in their ongoing lives to deal with their problems. Detailed, systematic research is needed on how clients do so...

  7. Digital Living at Home

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    Andersen, Pernille Viktoria Kathja; Christiansen, Ellen Tove

    2013-01-01

    Does living with digital technology inevitably lead to digital living? Users talking about a digital home control system, they have had in their homes for eight years, indicate that there is more to living with digital technology than a functional-operational grip on regulation. Our analysis...... of these user voices has directed us towards a ‘home-keeping’ design discourse, which opens new horizons for design of digital home control systems by allowing users to perform as self-determined controllers and groomers of their habitat. The paper concludes by outlining the implications of a ‘home...

  8. Living with Worms

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    Bertoni, Filippo

    2016-01-01

    The thesis explores what living together can offer in rethinking political theory and in creating a space in which "politics" is not just a matter between people, but also with nature. These lessons about living together emerge from fieldwork around practices in which worms are central. Thus......, the work focuses on ecologists who, in turn, examine worms; and worms amateurs who learn to collect and identify them in the field. Composting, and the waste-eating of earthworms are also experimented with. The "living together " that worms unearth is about eating and being eaten - a set of relations...

  9. Living with psoriasis

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    Bak, Kirsten Tarri

    2004-01-01

    Living with psoriasis is a considerable burden and quality of life in patients is deeply affected, yet compliance with therapy is a major problem. The literature is abundant in quantitative studies stating the incidence of decrease in quality of life and related, measurable terms, and in efforts...... of energy. They described their lives as a tightrope walking of taking into account the disease yet having a life worth living. The personal significance of the disease showed to be the most important factor in respect to the patients’ deliberations and actions regarding treatment and care. The patients...

  10. 留学生习得趋向补语“起来”的偏误分析%The Error Analysis of Overseas Students' Acquisition of Qilai

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    樊晓培

    2012-01-01

    Qilai is a typical directional complement which is used extensively by overseas students. This essay attempts to explore the general case of this complement from the corpora of the overseas students' compositions, explains the classification of their using errors and analyses the reasons of producing these errors for the sake of Chinese teaching as a second language.%趋向补语是留学生习得汉语语法中的一个难点。本文试从留学生的原始作文语料库中检索其趋向补语"起来"的使用情况,分析了"起来"在留学生习得中的偏误类型,并初步探索了其偏误成因,提出了相关的教学方法。

  11. Optimization of Organization Structure of Oversea EPC Projects%海外EPC项目组织结构优化探讨

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    孙玉祥; 张帆

    2012-01-01

    通过对海外EPC项目实践经验的总结和反思,结合项目管理理论,对海外EPC项目组织结构、流程管理的优化进行探讨.并应结合企业管理体系和工程特点优化项目组织结构.%Based on the practical experience and re-think about oversea EPC project, combined with the project management theory, this paper discusses how to optimize the organization structure and workflow management of oversea projects, and the project's organization structure should be optimized according to the enterprise management system and project characteristics.

  12. Current Status and Development Trends of Domestic and Oversea Bulldozer%国内外推土机的发展现状及趋势

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    蔡应强; 陈清林

    2013-01-01

    By analyzing the technology and market current status of domestic and oversea major bulldozer enterprises,the shortcomings of domestic bulldozer were pointed out,and a synthesis of technological gap between domestic bulldozer and the advanced level abroad was made. The development trends and research direction of domestic and oversea bulldozer in the future were concluded.%  通过分析国内外主要推土机生产企业技术及市场现状,指出国产推土机存在的不足,综合分析了国产推土机与国际先进水平的差距,总结出了国内外推土机的发展趋势和研究方向。

  13. Outcomes for kidney transplants at the National University Health System: comparison with overseas transplants.

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    Vathsala, Anantharaman

    2010-01-01

    The 5-year and 10-year graft survivals for 186 deceased donor (DD) transplants performed at National University Health System (NUHS) were 79.9% and 58.4% respectively. 5-year and 10-year patient survivals for DD transplants performed at NUHS were 94.2% and 83.4%. The 5-year and 10-year graft survivals for 128 living donor (LD) transplants performed at NUHS were 90.2% and 72% respectively. 5-year and 10-year patient survivals for DD transplants performed at NUHS were 98.6% and 95.1%. The projected graft half lives were 14.6 and 20.6 years for DD and LD transplants respectively. These results compare favorably with the 10-year survival rates of 40% and 58% for DD and LD grafts reported by the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) in 2010. The younger age and the lower prevalence of diabetes and HLAmismatch in the DD and LD transplant study populations, in comparison to the USRDS population and perhaps better access and compliance to maintenance immunosuppression, could have contributed to these excellent outcomes. The 5-year and 10-year graft survivals for 162 transplants receiving what were likely deceased donor kidneys from China were 89.2% and 69.2% respectively. Although these survivals were apparently better than that for DD performed at NUHS, the advantage for China Tx disappeared when DD with primary non function or vascular thrombosis were excluded from analysis. The 5-year and 10-year patient survivals for 30 transplants receiving live non-related transplants from India were 82.3% and 60.1%. Both groups were considered to have received commercial transplants based on various aspects of history from the patients. Among those receiving China_Tx or India Tx, there were a disproportionate number of males and Chinese; and a significant proportion underwent pre-emptive transplant or transplant after only a short period of dialysis. Prevalence of post-transplant hepatitis B was significantly higher among China_Tx than their DD counterparts (7.7% vs. 1.2%, P = 0

  14. Overseas Contingency Operations: OMB and DOD Should Revise the Criteria for Determining Eligible Costs and Identify the Costs Likely to Endure Long Term

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    2017-01-01

    fuel costs , and funding to ensure that logistical support to combat operations is not degraded due to cash losses in DoD’s baseline fuel program. Would...OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS OMB and DOD Should Revise the Criteria for Determining Eligible Costs and Identify the... Costs Likely to Endure Long Term Report to Congressional Requesters January 2017 GAO-17-68 United States Government Accountability

  15. Climate change: a reality for the French overseas territories; Le changement climatique: une realite pour l'outre-mer francais

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    Delcroix, Th.; Cravatte, S. [IRD / Legos, 31 - Toulouse (France)

    2009-05-15

    Warming of the climate system is now unequivocal (see GIEC, 2007). Sea surface temperature and salinity are analyzed for the last decades in the vicinity of French overseas territories, as regional indicators of the related climatic changes. We show a non-homogenous increase in temperature for all territories, as well as a freshening of the waters in the tropical Pacific and an increase of surface salinity in the Atlantic suggesting a drastic modification of the global water cycle. (authors)

  16. 论哈尔滨俄侨白银时代文学%On Harbin Overseas Russian Literature of the Silver Age

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    李延龄

    2011-01-01

    The overseas Russian literature in China is a continuation of the Russian literature of the Silver Age. It contains neorealism, modernism, romanticism, etc. Especially, symbolism has extensive effects. Apart from neorealism, the overseas Russian literature in China contains critical realism as well, which is different in principle from the critical realism in the history of Russian literature. That is what the author refers to as "Harbin overseas Russian critical realism". And the literature belonging to the Silver Age but occurring in China is what the author calls "the Silver Age of Harbin overseas Russians".%中国俄侨文学是俄罗斯白银时代文学的延续。在这一文学中包含有新现实主义、现代主义、浪漫主义等文学思潮。尤其是象征主义在俄侨中有着广泛的影响。除了新现实主义,还有批判现实主义,它与俄罗斯文学史上的批判现实主义有着原则的不同,笔者称之为"哈尔滨俄侨批判现实主义"。对于发生在中国这一段归属于白银时代的文学,笔者名之为"哈尔滨俄侨白银时代"。

  17. The Defense Department’s Enduring Contributions to Global Health. The Future of the U.S. Army and Navy Overseas Medical Laboratories

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    2011-06-01

    Degree programs, the overseas laboratories often make their resources available as educational tools. A generation of Egyptian doctors and...NAMRU-6 is active in every South American country except Brazil and Chile , which already boast strong research infrastructures. Similarly, WHO sees...Health Institute of Studies in Health, Sexuality and Human Development (IESSDEH) Dr. Carlos F. Cáceres, Dr. Segundo León Sandoval 1800-1830 ForoSalud

  18. Which psychoactive substances are used by patients seen in the healthcare system in French overseas territories? Results of the OPPIDUM survey.

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    Daveluy, Amélie; Frauger, Elisabeth; Peyrière, Hélène; Moracchini, Christophe; Haramburu, Françoise; Micallef, Joëlle

    2017-02-01

    Addiction to illicit substances or medicines is influenced by cultural, religious, ethnic factors as well as local availability. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the profile of drug users and characteristics of the psychoactive substances used in French overseas territories, using data from the OPPIDUM survey. OPPIDUM is an annual, nationwide, multicentric, cross-sectional study based on specialized care centres that included subjects presenting a drug addiction or under opiate maintenance treatment. The current study includes data from the 2012 and 2013 surveys and focuses on patients included by drug addiction centres located in French overseas departments and territories: French Pacific Ocean (French Polynesia, New Caledonia), French Americas (Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, French Guiana) and Reunion Island. Data from metropolitan France (2013 survey) were included as reference. Two hundred and forty-five patients were included. The sex ratio was 3.7 for the Pacific Ocean, 3.5 for the French Americas and 3.3 for Reunion Island. Cannabis was consumed in all the territories, from 50.8% in Reunion Island to 81.7% in Pacific Ocean. Cocaine was most frequently consumed in the French Americas (61%), mainly in the 'freebase' form (91%), whereas 6.5% of cocaine users in metropolitan France did so. Problematic use of medicines was most frequent in Reunion Island. Heroin seems rarely used in all overseas territories. This study highlights the complexity of substances used in French overseas territories, which often differ from that in mainland France. The relative difference between different areas provides valuable information for future investigations and possible interventions.

  19. Writing lives in sport

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    Writing lives in sport is a book of stories about sports-persons. The people concerned include sports stars, sports people who are not quite so famous, and relatively unknown physical education teachers and sports scientists.Writing lives in sport raises questions about writing biographies...... in the academis world of sport studies. It does not set out to be a methodological treatise but through the writing of lives in sports does raise questions of method. Each essay in this collection deals with problems of writing sports-people's lives. These essays could be said to fall along a spectrum from those...... of the essays fails to recognise problems of sport-biography. Indeed, several focus explicitly on exemplifications of these problems and as such the book raises important questions for writing in a variety of sporting and educational disciplines....

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  11. PROPOSING AN INTEGRATIVE-PROGRESSIVE MODEL IN HANDLING TROUBLED INDONESIAN OVERSEAS WORKERS IN THE TRANSIT AREA (A SOCIO-LEGAL RESEARCH IN TANJUNG PINANG CITY, KEPULAUAN RIAU PROVINCE

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Tanjung Pinang City of the Riau Islands Province (Provinsi Kepulauan Riau is a transit area for the troubled Indonesian overseas workers from Singapore and Malaysia. The Indonesian National Board for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers (Badan Nasional Penempatan dan Perlindungan Tenaga Kerja Indonesia/BNP2TKI reported that 15,105 troubled Indonesian overseas workers were deported from January to November 2014 via Tanjung Pinang City.  Previous research revealed that citizens of Tanjung Pinang City criticized the treatments given by the local government to the deported workers by reason that they were not the citizens of the Riau Islands Province, yet the local government has to provide shelters and funds prior to returning them to their home towns. The treatments for the deported workers in the transit area have also raised pros and cons among the stakeholders who are in charge of handling the deported workers. This circumstance may not occur if a special regional regulation of the Riau Islands Province has been issued to govern the troubled Indonesian overseas workers in the transit area.  Due to this vacuum of law, this research aims to establish a mechanism in handling the deported workers in the transit area by designing an integrative-progressive model which can be adopted by the stakeholders. The model is to link the legal and non- legal issues and as well as to provide the collaborative mechanisms for the stakeholders based on the approaches of the integrative and progressive legal theory.

  12. 跨境电子商务海外仓储问题探析%Analysis on the Oversea Storage Problems of Cross-border E-commerce

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    张开旺

    2016-01-01

    跨境电子商务的兴起,带动了国际物流业的蓬勃发展,一些新的物流模式也应运而生。海外仓储作为跨境电子商务物流模式之一,在跨境电子商务中的作用越来越明显,发展速度也日益加快。本文主要研究跨境电子商务背景下,海外仓储的优势及存在的问题,并给出跨境电子商务企业利用及发展海外仓储的建议。%The rise of cross-border e-commerce lead the vigorous development of the international logistics industry, some new logistics mode also arises at the historic moment. As one of cross-border e-commerce logistics model, the role of oversea storage in cross-border e-commerce is more and more obvious, the development of it is faster and faster. This paper mainly studies the advantage and existing problems of oversea storage under the background of cross-border e-commerce, and puts forward the suggestions for cross-border e-commerce enterprises to use and develop oversea storage.

  13. What Are the Ethical Issues Facing Global-Health Trainees Working Overseas? A Multi-Professional Qualitative Study.

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    Harrison, James D; Logar, Tea; Le, Phuoc; Glass, Marcia

    2016-07-13

    The aim of this study was to identify global health ethical issues that health professional trainees may encounter during electives or placements in resource-limited countries. We conducted a qualitative study involving focus groups and an interview at the University of California San Francisco. Participants were multi-professional from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy and had experience working, or teaching, as providers in resource-limited countries. Eighteen participants provided examples of ethical dilemmas associated with global-health outreach work. Ethical dilemmas fell into four major themes relating to (1) cultural differences (informed consent, truth-telling, autonomy); (2) professional issues (power dynamics, training of local staff, corruption); (3) limited resources (scope of practice, material shortages); (4) personal moral development (dealing with moral distress, establishing a moral compass, humility and self awareness). Three themes (cultural differences, professional issues, limited resources) were grouped under the core category of "external environmental and/or situational issues" that trainees are confronted when overseas. The fourth theme, moral development, refers to the development of a moral compass and the exercise of humility and self-awareness. The study has identified case vignettes that can be used for curriculum content for global-health ethics training.

  14. What Attracts People to Visit Community Open Spaces? A Case Study of the Overseas Chinese Town Community in Shenzhen, China

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available A well-designed open space that encourages outdoor activity and social communication is a community asset that could potentially contribute to the health of local residents and social harmony of the community. Numerous factors may influence the use of each single space and may result in a variety of visitors. Compared with previous studies that focused on accessibility, this study highlights the relationship between the utilization and characteristics of community open spaces in China. The Overseas Chinese Town community in Shenzhen is regarded as an example. The association between the number of visitors and space characteristics is examined with multivariate regression models. Results show that large areas with accessible lawns, well-maintained footpaths, seats, commercial facilities, and water landscapes are important characteristics that could increase the use of community open spaces. However, adding green vegetation, sculptures, and landscape accessories in open spaces has limited effects on increasing the outdoor activities of residents. Thus, to increase the use of community open spaces, landscape designers should focus more on creating user-oriented spaces with facilities that encourage active use than on improving ornamental vegetation and accessories.

  15. THE INFLUENCE OF CHINESE CORE CULTURAL VALUES ON THE COMMUNICATION BEHAVIOUR OF OVERSEAS CHINESE STUDENTS LEARNING ENGLISH

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    ABDUSALAM ABUBAKER

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    Full Text Available This study is based on three dimensions of Hofstede’s framework, which are power distance, masculinity versus femininity, and uncertainty avoidance. Hofstede (1980 considers the Chinese culture to be characterized by high power distance, medium masculinity and weak uncertainty avoidance. For this reason, this study explores the impact of Chinese core cultural values on the communication behaviour of Chinese students learning English. A questionnaire was used as a technique to collect data about the topic from fifty overseas Chinese students at Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumbria Universities. This study agreed with Hofstede in the dimension of power distance; however, it found different results in masculinity and uncertainty avoidance. Thus, Chinese students are highly influenced by power distance in their relationship with staff. In uncertainty avoidance the students scored medium level in their response to the questionnaire. Masculinity affected students only in achievement, but in gender role it was very weak. Therefore, the Chinese culture in this study is characterized by high power distance, medium uncertainty avoidance and weak masculinity.

  16. Study on personality dimension negative emotionality affecting academic achievement among Malaysian medical students studying in Malaysia and overseas

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    Bhagat, Vidya; Haque, Mainul; Simbak, Nordin Bin; Jaalam, Kamarudin

    2016-01-01

    Personality dimension negative emotionality is known to be associated with academic achievement. The present study focuses on the influence of negative emotionality (neuroticism) on the medical students’ academic achievements. The main objective of this study was to ascertain the negative emotionality scores among the first year Malaysian medical students studying in Malaysia and India, further to find out the association between negative emotionality and their academic achievements. The current study sample includes 60 first year Malaysian medical students from Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia, and USM-KLE IMP, Belgaum, India. They were selected by convenient sampling technique. The Medico-Psychological questionnaire was used to find out the negative emotionality scores among the students and these scores were compared with academic scores. The data were analyzed using SPSS- 20. Thus, the study result goes with the prediction that there is a significant correlation between academic achievement and negative emotionality. We concluded that negative emotionality has a negative impact on medical student’s academic achievement regardless of the fact whether they study in their own country or overseas. PMID:27354836

  17. Summary report of the overseas researcher invitation program in FY1996; 1996 nendo kaigai kenkyusha shohei jigyo hokokusho

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    To exchange research information, Mr. Koernaen Inif was invited from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Indonesia in the period between 4th November in 1996 and 4th February in 1997 as a part of the overseas researcher invitation program in FY 1996. The research theme is `Investigation of low cost removal method of COD and BOD from industrial waste water: Biodegradation of lignin in the waste water from pulp industry using anaerobic bacteria.` The institute of the invited researcher has promoted investigations for improving water quality of the Surabaya River. The largest reason of the water quality pollution of the Surabaya River is caused by the waste water from paper and pulp industry, and pollutants are COD and BOD. In major factories with economic margins, waste water treatments have been conducted, which do not satisfy the waste water standard of factories. In this investigation, the treatment technology information of industrial waste water were collected. The information were summarized for contributing to the future research and development in Surabaya. The objective was to obtain the biodegradation techniques of lignin using anaerobic bacteria. 51 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.

  18. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs as Heroes: Discursive Origins of the “Bagong Bayani” in the Era of Labor Export

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    Full Text Available This essay seeks to trace the relevant national and global contexts from which the bagong bayani discourse of OFWs emerged. It does so by discussing the evolution of labor out-migration in the Philippines from its beginnings in the colonial times, to overseas employment’s institutionalization in the Labor Code of 1974, until the administration of President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino. It specifically presents the political, social, and economic context around which Aquino managed and continued the state-sponsored labor export program initiated by Marcos. Finally, it discusses the factors that made it possible for Aquino to designate migrants as “heroes”. The argument is that bagong bayani is a product of the global and national context. It can be best understood by examining transformations in global and political-economic structures, and discursive origins of heroism in the Philippine context. Presenting these contexts will provide a clearer understanding of why it has become commonsensical to regard OFWs as bagong bayani.

  19. 国外绿色营销发展综述%Summarize on overseas green marketing development

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    张洋; 陈立文

    2012-01-01

    Green marketing derived from worsen of global ecological environment and people's growing green demand;it is the key element for enterprises to develop in the 21st century.Green marketing has been classified here into four phases based on overseas green marketing development condition,which includes budding period,growing period,setback period and reviving period.The segmentation of green marketing conditions can help us fully understand the developing condition of green marketing,which could benefit the Chinese enterprises green marketing practice.%绿色营销根植于全球生态环境的恶化和人们的绿色需求,是21世纪企业发展的关键因素。根据国外绿色营销发展现状,将其划分为萌芽期,成长期,挫折期和复兴期四个阶段,有助于全面把握绿色营销理论的发展动态,指导中国企业实施绿色营销的实践。

  20. 海外国债期货市场综述%A Summary of Overseas Bond Futures Market

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    2015-01-01

    National debt futures in the late 70's in the United States, in the economic life has an important role. The development of our national debt futures market has experienced a tortuous process. Based on the basic data as support, mainly to the United States, Germany, Britain and other countries and regions of the national debt futures market as the object, for the development of overseas bond futures market development history, operation status and characteristics of the review, and on this basis, to explore the relevant experience to the development of China's bond futures market.%国债期货产生于70年代后期的美国,在经济生活中具有重要作用.我国国债期货市场的发展经历了曲折的过程.本文以基础数据为支撑,主要以美国、德国、英国等国家和地区的国债期货市场为对象,针对海外国债期货市场的发展历史、运行现状和特点进行综述;并在此基础上,探讨相关经验给我国国债期货市场的发展带来的启示.

  1. 当代国外幸福理论研究进展%Developments of Today’ s Overseas Happiness Theory

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    龙运杰

    2014-01-01

    由于幸福一词的使用和内涵存在happiness与well-being的差异,当代国外幸福理论主要分为注重主观体验和内省的主观主义理论与强调幸福的客观真实及其对生活的价值的客观主义理论,以及试图融合二者的混合理论。三大理论各有其理论优势与难以回避的问题,相互之间的批判至今尚未停止,并且在争论中不断自我发展与完善。%Because of the conceptual difference between happiness and well -being , today ’ s overseas happiness theory had been divided into three categories:a subjective theory which focuses on subjective expe-rience and introspection , an objective theory which emphasizes on the authenticity of happiness and its value to life and a hybrid theory which trying to merge the advantages of subjective theory and objective theory .Each of the three theories has its own theoretical advantages and problems .Critics among the three theories have never stopped , and the theories have all being developed and improved during the debates .

  2. 中国啤酒海外市场开拓思路%Overseas Market Development Ideas of Chinese Beer

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    于虹

    2014-01-01

    With the deepening of the market economy, the beer industry has rapid development, China has become the world's largest beer producer and the consumer market, while the beer market to a certain extent also formed a competition. To healthy development, China's beer industry must open up overseas beer market, enhance brand value, in order to remain invincible in the fierce market competition.%随着市场经济的不断深化,啤酒行业也得到了迅速的发展,而中国已经成为当今世界最大的啤酒生产国与消费市场,同时啤酒市场在一定程度上也形成了竞争格局。中国啤酒行业要想持续健康发展,就必须开拓海外啤酒市场,提升品牌价值,以求在激烈的市场竞争中立于不败之地。

  3. Study on personality dimension negative emotionality affecting academic achievement among Malaysian medical students studying in Malaysia and overseas.

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    Bhagat, Vidya; Haque, Mainul; Simbak, Nordin Bin; Jaalam, Kamarudin

    2016-01-01

    Personality dimension negative emotionality is known to be associated with academic achievement. The present study focuses on the influence of negative emotionality (neuroticism) on the medical students' academic achievements. The main objective of this study was to ascertain the negative emotionality scores among the first year Malaysian medical students studying in Malaysia and India, further to find out the association between negative emotionality and their academic achievements. The current study sample includes 60 first year Malaysian medical students from Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia, and USM-KLE IMP, Belgaum, India. They were selected by convenient sampling technique. The Medico-Psychological questionnaire was used to find out the negative emotionality scores among the students and these scores were compared with academic scores. The data were analyzed using SPSS- 20. Thus, the study result goes with the prediction that there is a significant correlation between academic achievement and negative emotionality. We concluded that negative emotionality has a negative impact on medical student's academic achievement regardless of the fact whether they study in their own country or overseas.

  4. What Are the Ethical Issues Facing Global-Health Trainees Working Overseas? A Multi-Professional Qualitative Study

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    James D. Harrison

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to identify global health ethical issues that health professional trainees may encounter during electives or placements in resource-limited countries. We conducted a qualitative study involving focus groups and an interview at the University of California San Francisco. Participants were multi-professional from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy and had experience working, or teaching, as providers in resource-limited countries. Eighteen participants provided examples of ethical dilemmas associated with global-health outreach work. Ethical dilemmas fell into four major themes relating to (1 cultural differences (informed consent, truth-telling, autonomy; (2 professional issues (power dynamics, training of local staff, corruption; (3 limited resources (scope of practice, material shortages; (4 personal moral development (dealing with moral distress, establishing a moral compass, humility and self awareness. Three themes (cultural differences, professional issues, limited resources were grouped under the core category of “external environmental and/or situational issues” that trainees are confronted when overseas. The fourth theme, moral development, refers to the development of a moral compass and the exercise of humility and self-awareness. The study has identified case vignettes that can be used for curriculum content for global-health ethics training.

  5. On the Construction of China’s Overseas Emergency Assistance Mechanism%我国海外突发事件应急机制构建探析

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    孙南翔

    2015-01-01

    随着海外公民数量激增,我国海外公民保护机制面临新挑战。特别是当前我国海外突发事件应急制度还处于起步阶段,不能满足海外公民风险防范和化解的现实需求。我国海外突发事件应急制度的构建应建立在国际法基础上,通过坚持“善意”和“人本”理念,我国应积极在多边或双边层面上加强海外突发事件应急机制的协调,并在明确我国外交部门的救援主体地位下,着力打造起事前预警、事中救援、事后救济的海外突发事件应急机制。%With the increasing number of citizens being abroad,China’s overseas emergency assistance mechanism is confronted with new challenges.In particular,the current overseas protection system is still in its initial stage and cannot meet the demands of substantially preventing and solving the potential risks for oversea Chinese citizens.Therefore,it is of great value for China to construct the overseas assistance mechanism with the recognition of the related principles in international law.On the one hand, the government should promote a multi -lateral or bilateral coordinated mechanism;on the other hand,it should establish an o-verseas emergency response mechanism of advance warning,rescuing immediately as well as reasonable home remedy,with full participation of the diplomatic authorities and under the guidance of concepts of “good faith”and “people -oriented”.

  6. 海外项目安全文化有形化建设浅议%Study on tangibility of safety culture for overseas projects

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    陈默; 贺红旭; 王劲松

    2014-01-01

    在研究各国学者对安全文化属性的描述基础上,提出我国海外项目优秀的安全文化应具备四种属性,即领导示范、团队协作、制度建设和载体有形。分析了我国企业海外项目的地域变更、文化差异,展示了中国石油国际业务安全文化建设的途径,即提升领导示范作用,理顺领导示范与团队激励的关系;增强团队协作能力,理顺个人与团队的关系;进行制度建设,理顺文化与制度的关系;加强有形载体应用,理顺文化核心与文化载体的关系。通过四个方面的建设,全面提升海外项目的安全文化水平,保障企业海外业务安全、平稳、和谐发展。%Based on the researches of safety culture from scholars in various countries, it is proposed that four types of characteristics, containing demonstration of leadership, team cooperation, standards building and carrier visible should be included in our safety culture for overseas projects.by the analysis of the Chinese enterprises in overseas projects of regional changes and cultural differential,some methods of safety culture building for CNPC overseas pro-jects are showed, such as promoting the visible leadership to motivate the team, promoting the team cooperation to strength the relationship between the individual and team, promoting standardization to strength relationship be-tween the culture and compliance and promoting the physical carrier applications to strengthen the relationship be-tween the core culture and the carrier.Through the comprehensive construction in four aspects, the level of safety culture in overseas projects is enhanced to ensure safe, stable and harmonious development of the overseas busi-ness.

  7. Old men living alone

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    Hansen, Kristian Frausing; Munk, Karen Pallesgaard

    2014-01-01

    that is far from the middle class view of the health care professionals. Methods: The purpose of the study, carried out throughout 2014 and 2015, is to produce knowledge about singular elderly men’s needs, everyday lives and ideas about health, masculinity, and a good aging process. The study is in two phases......Background: Even in the Danish welfare state inequality in health proves hard to overcome. According to the literature elderly men living alone seem to be a vulnerable group in several respects: they lead shorter lives; are at increased risk of committing suicide; and some are found to have...... and quality of life requires complex action, especially for those in socially marginalized positions whose ways of and attitudes towards life have been thoroughly established, and it raises the interesting question of whether a scarcity of resources leads to a certain notions of health and the good life...

  8. Living Donor Liver Transplantation

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    ... be a husband or wife. What are Some Benefits of a Living-donor Liver Transplant? In the ... Not have a selfish motive for donating. Paid donation is illegal in the ... leave for being organ donors. Other employers have similar programs, so check ...

  9. The Living Periodic Table

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    Nahlik, Mary Schrodt

    2005-01-01

    To help make the abstract world of chemistry more concrete eighth-grade students, the author has them create a living periodic table that can be displayed in the classroom or hallway. This display includes information about the elements arranged in the traditional periodic table format, but also includes visual real-world representations of the…

  10. A "Living" Machine

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    N.R.Bogatyrev

    2004-01-01

    Biomimetics (or bionics) is the engineering discipline that constructs artificial systems using biological principles. The ideal final result in biomimetics is to create a living machine. But what are the desirable and non-desirable properties of biomimetic product? Where can natural prototypes be found? How can technical solutions be transferred from nature to technology? Can we use living nature like LEGO bricks for construction our machines? How can biology help us? What is a living machine? In biomimetic practice only some "part" (organ, part of organ, tissue) of the observed whole organism is utilized. A possible template for future super-organism extension for biomimetic methods might be drawn from experiments in holistic ecological agriculture (ecological design, permaculture, ecological engineering, etc. ). The necessary translation of these rules to practical action can be achieved with the Russian Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), specifically adjusted to biology. Thus, permaculture, reinforced by a TRIZ conceptual framework, might provide the basis for Super-Organismic Bionics, which is hypothesized as necessary for effective ecological engineering. This hypothesis is supported by a case study-the design of a sustainable artificial nature reserve for wild pollinators as a living machine.

  11. Living with HIV

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    ... Abroad Treatment Basic Statistics Get Tested Find an HIV testing site near you. Enter ZIP code or city Follow HIV/AIDS CDC HIV CDC HIV/AIDS See RSS | ... Syndicated Content Website Feedback HIV/AIDS Living With HIV Language: English (US) Español (Spanish) Recommend on ...

  12. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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    Full Text Available ... CDC-TV videos cover a variety of health, safety and preparedness topics and include closed-captioning. Videos are prepared for different audiences including, children, parents, and public health professionals. More > Hand Hygiene Saves Lives (5:10) Recommend on Facebook Tweet ...

  13. Cave Dwellers’ Lives Improved

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    1994-01-01

    IN the Loess Plateau of northern Shaanxi. there are many gullies but little rain, which has deeply affected the growth of crops there. People have been living under hard conditions for generations until very recently. The State government has encouraged rural economic policies which has enabled the people of this area to develop a diversified economy that has greatly improved life.

  14. Tips for Daily Living

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    ... Stroke Group Register Your Group Healthy Living After Stroke Nutrition Food for Thought: Heart-healthy Diet is Also Good For Your Brain Cooking for Health Physical Activity Get Moving ... Blood Pressure and Stroke When the Beat is Off - Atrial Fibrillation Converging ...

  15. Thalassemia: Healthy Living

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    ... Thalassemia” More What can a person living with thalassemia do to stay healthy? A healthy lifestyle is ... disorder”, as well as making healthy choices. Managing Thalassemia Thalassemia is a treatable disorder that can be ...

  16. Learning from Live Theater

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    Greene, Jay P.; Hitt, Collin; Kraybill, Anne; Bogulski, Cari A.

    2015-01-01

    Culturally enriching field trips matter. They produce significant benefits for students on a variety of educational outcomes that schools and communities care about. This experiment on the effects of field trips to see live theater demonstrates that seeing plays is an effective way to teach academic content; increases student tolerance by…

  17. Arts-of-living

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    R. Veenhoven (Ruut)

    2006-01-01

    textabstractThe term 'art-of-living' refers to capabilities for leading a good life. Since there are different views on what a good life is, there could also be a difference in the capabilities called for. In this paper I distinguish two main views on the good life: the 'virtuous' life and the

  18. Living Systems Energy Module

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    1995-09-26

    The Living Systems Energy Module, renamed Voyage from the Sun, is a twenty-lesson curriculum designed to introduce students to the major ways in which energy is important in living systems. Voyage from the Sun tells the story of energy, describing its solar origins, how it is incorporated into living terrestrial systems through photosynthesis, how it flows from plants to herbivorous animals, and from herbivores to carnivores. A significant part of the unit is devoted to examining how humans use energy, and how human impact on natural habitats affects ecosystems. As students proceed through the unit, they read chapters of Voyage from the Sun, a comic book that describes the flow of energy in story form (Appendix A). During the course of the unit, an ``Energy Pyramid`` is erected in the classroom. This three-dimensional structure serves as a classroom exhibit, reminding students daily of the importance of energy and of the fragile nature of our living planet. Interactive activities teach students about adaptations that allow plants and animals to acquire, to use and to conserve energy. A complete list of curricular materials and copies of all activity sheets appear in Appendix B.

  19. Living with Heart Disease

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    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Heart Disease If you have coronary heart disease (CHD), you can take steps to control its ... the section of this article titled "How Is Heart Disease Treated?" You also can visit the Health Topics ...

  20. Living with Rh Incompatibility

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    ... Living With Rh Incompatibility If you have Rh-negative blood, injections of Rh immune globulin can reduce your ... baby or come in contact with Rh-positive blood. If you're Rh-negative, your risk of problems from Rh incompatibility is ...

  1. Readiness for Living Technology

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    Peronard, Jean-Paul

    2013-01-01

    This paper is a comparative analysis between workers in healthcare with high and low degree of readiness for living technology such as robotics. To explore the differences among workers’ readiness for robotics in healthcare, statistical analysis was conducted in the data set obtained from 200...

  2. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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    Full Text Available ... Please Parents Want To Do What′s Best The Obesity Epidemic Outbreaks CDC: Protecting Americans through Global Health ... Multiunit Housing The Quiet Killer Healthy Living Healthy Eating A Grocery Store’s Healthy Options A Plate Full ...

  3. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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    Full Text Available ... Matters: Preserving Choice, Protecting Health (4:30) Salt Matters: Preserving Choice, Protecting Health (2:00) Tricky Treats Hygiene Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands! Go with the Flow Hand Hygiene Saves Lives Wash Your Hands Physical Activity Knees Lifted High Making Health Easier: Active ...

  4. The Living Periodic Table

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    Nahlik, Mary Schrodt

    2005-01-01

    To help make the abstract world of chemistry more concrete eighth-grade students, the author has them create a living periodic table that can be displayed in the classroom or hallway. This display includes information about the elements arranged in the traditional periodic table format, but also includes visual real-world representations of the…

  5. Moab's Living Room

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    Berry, John N., III

    2007-01-01

    This article describes the Grand County Public Library (GCPL) which was awarded the 2007 Best Small Library in America, an award sponsored by "Library Journal" and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Some 4800 of Grand County, Utah's 8,826 people live in Moab and the rest in the adjacent Spanish Valley and environs. The locals are a…

  6. Living with dams

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    H.L.F. Saeijs (Henk); K.D. Schuijt (Kirsten)

    2002-01-01

    textabstractDams have proven their usefulness in preventing and mitigating floods, and water scarcity and generating electricity. They are indispensable in present society. But at the same time, they cause serious ecological, social and economical problems. Consequently we have to live with a dams

  7. Advantage of Enterprise's Overseas Investment%我国企业对外投资的优势研究

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    何恒波

    2013-01-01

    Under the economic globalization, to realize sustainable development, the enterprises must go abroad, and carry out overseas direct investment. Since 2000, China officially proposed the strategy of"going out". China's enterprises have scale advantages, the technical comparative advantage, resource advantage, and system advantage, and the investment development is rapid. However, as the change of international economic environment, the traditional advantage of enterprise has changed. Under the background of the domestic market internationalization, the information globalization, and the resources globalization, Chinese enterprises must change the FDI advantage, and carry out international competition.%在经济全球化浪潮下,我国企业持续发展必然走出国门,开展海外直接投资。自2000年中国正式提出“走出去”的战略后,我国企业拥有规模优势、技术相对优势、资源优势、制度优势等传统海外投资优势,投资发展迅速;然而,随着国际经济环境的变化,企业曾经依赖的“传统优势”已发生改变。在国内市场国际化、信息全球化、资源全球化的新投资环境下,我国企业必须转变FDI优势,开展国际竞争。

  8. 境外输入性三日疟1例%One case of overseas imported quartan malaria

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    隋苗苗; 赵帅; 李瑾; 许艳

    2015-01-01

    本文报道了威海市1例境外输入性三日疟病例的诊疗经过。患者曾在非洲务工多年,未到过国内其他疟疾流行区,也无输血史。回国后半月初次出现不规则发热、出汗和头痛等疑似疟疾症状。经基层医院血检,威海市疾病预防控制中心镜检复核,山东省寄生虫防治研究所疟疾诊断参比实验室镜检复核及PCR扩增,确诊为三日疟。经氯喹/伯氨喹8d足量全程规范化治疗后痊愈,随访3个月未见复发和再燃。%A case of overseas imported quartan malaria was reported in Weihai City. The patient worked in Africa for many years had no blood transfusion history and had not been to malaria endemic regions of China. In approximately half a month af⁃ter returning from Africa the patient appeared suspected malaria symptoms such as irregular fever sweating and headache. The patient was diagnosed as quartan malaria by a blood test in basic hospital reviewed with a microscope by Weihai Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and checked through the microscopic examination of malaria diagnosis and reference laboratory and PCR amplification by Shandong Institute of Parasitic Diseases. The patient was cured after the treatment with chloroquine/primaquine for 8 days and did not recur in the 3⁃month following up.

  9. Living in history

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    Brown, Norman R.; Lee, Peter J.; Krslak, Mirna

    2009-01-01

    Foreslår et paradigme - "Living in history" - til undersøgelse af forholdet mellem samtidshistorie og selvbiografisk hukommelse. Metoden spørger ikke direkte og altså ikke til den anknytning, man bevidst ville vælge at fremhæve, men undersøger indirekte, om der spontant associeres til samtidsbegi......Foreslår et paradigme - "Living in history" - til undersøgelse af forholdet mellem samtidshistorie og selvbiografisk hukommelse. Metoden spørger ikke direkte og altså ikke til den anknytning, man bevidst ville vælge at fremhæve, men undersøger indirekte, om der spontant associeres til...

  10. 中国油田服务企业海外投资研究%Research onOverseas Investment of Chinese Oil Field Service Enterprises

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    宋琛

    2016-01-01

    中国油田服务企业多数具有比较清晰的海外业务发展战略,从初期的海外设点、技术跟进,到全球业务布局,乃至资源收购等,但与国外油田服务企业,特别是发达国家的大型油田服务企业的海外业务拓展力度相比,中国企业仍存在诸如国际化程度低、技术水平落后、产业集中化程度低、企业组织制度不健全等问题.因此,中国油田服务企业应"走出去",积极开拓海外石油市场,打造一体化的大型油田服务公司、加强技术创新以及不断提高人才素质.%Most of Chinese oil field service enterprises have a relatively clear strategy for overseas business development: from the beginning branches abroad and and technical follow up to global business layout and resource acquisition. But compared with the overseas business development efforts of foreign oil field service enterprises, especially the large oil field service enterprises in developed countries, Chinese enterprises still have many problems, such as low degree of internationalization, lagging technical level, low industrial concentration and enterprise organization system is not perfect. So, Chinese oil field service enterprises should go out, actively explore overseas oil market, build a large oil field in the integration of Service Corporation, strengthen technological innovation and continuously improve the quality of talents.

  11. Current situation and Suggestions About Overseas Investment of Suzhou enterprises%苏州企业境外投资现状及发展建议

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    姚晴霞

    2013-01-01

    Suzhou in attracting foreign investment has made remarkable achievements,but with respect to overseas investment,it is still in the initial stage.Suzhou enterprises’overseas investment has dominant force private enterprises,investment diversification and expanding . The main difficulty faced by overseas investment is not familiar with the investment policy and legal environment ,government support policies unsound,the lack of international management talent and financing difficulties,and finally put forward suggestion.%苏州在吸引国际资本方面取得了令人瞩目的成绩,但苏州的境外投资相对于利用外资来说,还处于起步阶段。苏州企业境外投资呈现民营企业是投资主导力量、境外投资方式多元化和投资规模不断扩大的特点。企业开展境外投资面临的困难和问题是企业对境外投资政策和法律环境的不熟悉、政府境外投资支持政策和服务体系不健全、国际化经营人才缺乏和融资难四个方面,最后针对性地提出促进苏州企业境外投资的建议。

  12. Team Competence Evaluation Research of Oversea EPC Project%海外EPC项目管理团队胜任力评价研究

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    王思琦; 张惠波; 吕文学

    2015-01-01

    In international project contracting,the management level of a construction company cannot fully represent the management level of its project team. In order to evaluate the team competence of oversea construction project in EPC mode,based on Competence Theory and practices of international-project-contracting enterprises,a team competence evaluation system was established,using literature review,expert interview and a factor analysis method. The evaluation system is composed of an evaluation index,including 6 primary indexes(dimensions)and 29 secondary indexes,and an evaluation standard,to judge an "incompetent","competent" or "fully competent" construction project team according to its competency score. Through case validation,the evaluation system showed its validity in evaluating the team competence level of oversea EPC project,and could provide support for building a team of oversea EPC project.%为评价海外EPC项目管理团队胜任力,基于胜任力理论,结合国际工程承包企业海外电站EPC项目执行实践,通过文献分析、专家访谈及因子分析,建立了适用于总承包企业的海外 EPC 项目管理团队胜任力评价体系.评价体系由包含6个一级指标和29个二级指标的评价指标,以及根据胜任力得分做出判断的评价标准组成.通过实例验证表明该评价体系可以较好地评价海外EPC项目管理团队胜任力水平,为海外EPC项目管理团队建设提供支持.

  13. Medical students' experiences and perception of support following the death of a patient in the UK, and while overseas during their elective period.

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    Jones, Rachel; Finlay, Fiona

    2014-02-01

    To investigate medical students' experiences and perception of support following a patient's death, contrasting their experiences in the UK, and while overseas during their elective period. An anonymous online questionnaire was distributed to all final year medical students at one UK medical school in November 2009. 220 students were contacted, 60% responded. 72% (94) of medical students had been involved in end-of-life care at some point during their course; students on elective experiencing patient death across all ages. Some students saw many patients dying during their elective period. Students had mixed emotions following a patient's death. In the UK, students reported feeling shocked, upset and sad. When overseas, many students were angry or frustrated, and many reported feelings of injustice. Following a death, students found talking to people beneficial, but when overseas they turned to friends and family using email and Facebook, rather than talking to local doctors and nurses. Only 13% (16) of medical students thought their medical training had prepared them sufficiently to deal with death. Of those who did feel prepared some said they had gained this knowledge through working as a healthcare assistant. Students feel ill prepared for experiencing the death of a patient. Even though they may have 'medical knowledge' they are still lacking in emotional support and are often inadequately supported around the time of a patient's death. Medical schools should consider their curricula so that students are aware of the possible experiences and emotions which they may face when involved with the death of a patient, and students should be given advice on whom to turn to for support.

  14. Live feeds in aquaculture

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    Dhert, Ph.; Sorgeloos, P

    1995-01-01

    Over the past two decades intensive larviculture of several fish and shellfish species has expanded into a multimillion dollar industry. Although much progress has been made in identifying the dietary requirements of the larvae of various aquaculture species, the mass culture of their early larval stages still requires the use of live feeds. Selected either through trial and error approaches or because of their convenience in mass production and use, hatcheries are relying today on three grou...

  15. Improving assisted living care.

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    Gregory, Nancy; Gesell, Sabina B; Widmer, Tom

    2007-01-01

    In the absence of a national measurement system, private vendors of satisfaction measurement and improvement services have played a crucial role in the quality movement in the assisted living industry. Survey responses from 175 resident-family dyads at 20 facilities were analyzed to identify priorities for service improvement from the customers' perspective. They include improving care provided by aides and management, meal service, and activities. Practical solutions for addressing these issues are presented.

  16. Learning, Working and Living

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    Andersen, Vibeke

    In the recent years, learning and knowing have emerged as key issues in understanding work organizations. Identifying ways in which learning can be supported in the workplace has been a long standing concern for organization studies and education. The book presents new ways of thinking about...... learning at work. Moreover it paves the way for the repositioning of learning, working and living in the context of organizationel complexity....

  17. Living the (codesign) lab

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    Binder, Thomas; Brandt, Eva; Halse, Joachim;

    2011-01-01

    Design research environments are becoming visible in many places, in universities, in design schools, in companies and in public organizations. What most of them have in common is a commitment to the exploration of the possible rather than the factual. In this paper we will discuss what define su...... that the laboratories of design research must have a consistent portfolio yet design researchers still have to mobilize and join forces with the many “living labs” of the everyday....

  18. The Japanese fossil energy import and oversea independent development%日本化石能源进口与海外自主开发

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    胡德文; 周海东

    2011-01-01

    By making an objective appraisal of effects of long-term energy policy implementation of Japan, and analysing the actual state of the Japanese fossil energy import and oversea independent development, this paper briefly introducing the specific countermeasure and measures of ensure energy supply of Japan.%对日本长期能源政策实施效果进行了客观评价,分析了日本化石能源进口和自主开发实况,简要介绍了日本保障能源稳定供应所采取的具体对策措施.

  19. [Conditions for the survival of combat casualties in overseas operations: procedure and experience from the Afghan out-of-hospital theater].

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    Palmier, Bruno

    2012-01-01

    Recent conflicts have led the French Army Health Service to specify the setting condition for the survival of combat casualties in overseas operations. The majority of them are victims of explosion injuries, and an early and effective control of bleeding is the primary means of improving survival. A procedure called "Combat Rescue" is taught. This chronological procedure favours external haemostasis and led to specific equipment, in particular a tourniquet and a haemostatic bandage of high efficiency. It is applied in recent years on the Afghan out-of-hospital theatre. A very front medical presence, which is systematic during evacuations, is a feature of the French Army Health Service operations support.

  20. 海外矿山项目并购宏观经济风险评价%Macroeconomic risk evaluation of oversea mine projects M & A

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    文唯; 郑明贵

    2016-01-01

    In the context of “going out”strategy,the Chinese resources-oriented enterprises have made great progress in overseas M&A. However, 70 percent of Chinese overseas M&A projects have failed. Macroeconomic risk is one of the most important risk sources. Firstly, this paper identified the main factors of the overseas mining M&A projects macroeconomic risk, and established the risk evaluation index system. And the Delphi method was used to give the weight to each index. Secondly, this paper built a macroeconomic risk evaluation model based on TOPSIS and grey relation theory. Then taking Chinese rare earth overseas M&A projects as examples, the macroeconomic risk of nine countries with abundant rare earth resources were evaluated. The research results show that the macroeconomic risks of USA, Australia and Malaysia are “low”, and that of Vietnam, India and Brazil are “high”.%在“走出去”战略的大背景下,我国资源型企业海外并购取得较大的发展,然而,我国的海外矿山项目并购却有70%走向失败。宏观经济风险是海外矿山项目并购失败最主要的风险来源之一,文章在对宏观经济风险的主要影响因素进行识别的基础上,构建海外矿山项目并购的宏观经济风险评价指标体系,运用德尔菲法确定各个评价指标的权重;其次建立基于TOPSIS和灰色关联理论的宏观经济风险评价模型;最后以我国稀土矿海外并购项目为例,评价9个稀土资源大国的宏观经济风险状况,评价结果显示:美国,马来西亚,澳大利亚3个国家宏观经济风险处于“低”水平;越南,印度,巴西3个国家宏观经济风险处于“高”水平。

  1. Strategy on Development of Gasoline and Diesel Standards in China with Reference to Overseas Practice for Upgrading Gasoline and Diesel Quality

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    Yang Zhe; Yang Guoxun

    2004-01-01

    This article analyzes the standards for car exhaust emissions and gasoline and diesel quality in Europe and the US. As revealed by the evolution of gasoline and diesel standards in China, the gasoline and diesel compositions of China and the exhaust gas emissions standard are closely related with the specifics of the petroleum refining industry and automotive industry in China. After studying the current situations of gasoline and diesel quality in China while taking into account the commonly accepted practice in the overseas this article raises some suggestions on development of gasoline and diesel standards in compliance with the actual conditions of China.

  2. Political Connection and Investment Efficiency for Chinese Overseas Firms%政治关联对境外上市企业投资效率的影响

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    何婧; 徐龙炳

    2012-01-01

    The literature shows that the political connection will reduce the investment efficiency for the domestic listed firms. However, the influence of the political connetion to the investment efficiency will change with the institutional background. On one hand, in the relaxed regulation and strong governemt intervention market, the enterprises are easily influenced proved that in a well regulated ses value. In this paper, we comprises this two opposite opinion and proves that the reason why there would be two conclusions, is to ignore the institutional background of the firm, the strict regulatory and legal environment of the region are important factors which can influence the political connection. Overseas listed can be treated as a mandatory change to the legal environment When firms list in overseas mar- ket, they will face stronger relugation environment and more transparent information disclore requirement. The bonding theory has documented the law environment and capital market condition will improve a lot, which will lead to weak the political factors. So the manager will make decision based on the value of the enterprises instead their private benefit (Lel and Miller, 2009; Frrsard and Salva, 2010). We test this hypothesis by comparing the investment efficiency of the Chinese firms listing domestic and listing overseas. Taking the Chinese overseas listed firms from 2000 to 2008 as sample, we study the effect of political connection on the efficiency of investment and the law and regulation effect for their relationship. Taking the sensitivity of investment expenditure to Tobin-Q as the variable for investment efficiency, excluding the investment efficiency differences of both domestic listed enterprises and overseas listed ones before listing, we empirically estimates the effect of political connection on companies' investment efficiency after listing by the Difference in Difference method. The empirical shows that the political connection weak the

  3. 英国海外领土海洋划界实践及影响%The Practice of Maritime Delimitation in British Overseas Territory and Its Impact

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    杨珍华

    2016-01-01

    英国至今保留14块海外领土,拥有庞大的海外专属经济区。以专属经济区制度为代表的海洋法制度,成为英国非殖民地化后海洋权益主张的重要法律依据。英国是《联合国海洋法公约》的重要既得利益者。协议划界为主要方式、等距离为首选方法、注重有关情况的考虑、合理利用正常基线等是英国海外领土海洋划界特点。英国海外领土海洋划界实践,在一定程度上反映了国际海洋划界的发展特点与趋势。其海外领土海洋划界对和平解决国际争端等产生了重要影响,它对中国的海洋划界和海洋权益维护具有重要的借鉴意义。%Britain owns 14 British Overseas Territories and a vast of overseas EEZ.The maritime law sys-tem represented by the rules about EEZ in the Law of Sea has become important legal base of Britain's mari-time right and interest after the non-colonization period.It enjoys interests vested by of the “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea”.The maritime delimitation of British Overseas Territory is characterized by demarcation with agreements,with equidistance as the principal method,while taking relevant circum-stances into consideration and adopting normal baselines.British practice on the maritime delimitation of its overseas territorieshas partly reflected the characteristics and tendency of maritime delimitation in the world and had a significant impact on the peaceful settlement of international disputes and provided a reference for China's maritime delimitation and the protection of its maritime interests.

  4. 欠发达国家境外水电施工安全管理分析%Analysis of Overseas Hydropower Construction Safety Management in Less Development Countries

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    周可

    2014-01-01

    本文重点从安全管理的角度分析海外施工管理的现状、存在的问题以及需要改进的方法,目的在于总结经验教训,提升企业海外项目的安全管理质量,减少人身伤害事故和财产损失,提高中国水电施工企业海外经营活动管理水平。%The paper focuses on analyzing overseas construction management situation and problems as well as improvement methods from the perspective of safety management aiming at summing up experience and lessons,improving safety management quality of enterprise overseas project,reducing personal injuries and property damage,and improving overseas operations management level of Chinese hydropower construction enterprises.

  5. The use of complementary and alternative medicine among people living with diabetes in Sydney

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    Manya Kiran

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM is common in patients with chronic disease such as diabetes mellitus. The primary objective of the study was to determine the overall prevalence and type of CAM use in individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM in Western Sydney and to compare the prevalence and factors associated with CAM use with the literature. Methods A multicenter cross-sectional study was undertaken using a self-completed questionnaire distributed to patients with DM attending a public hospital and specialist endocrinology clinics in the region. The type of DM and pattern of CAM utilisation were analyzed. Results Sixty nine people responded to the questionnaire: age range of 18-75 years during a twelve week collection period. Overall, 32 respondents with diabetes were using some form of CAM, resulting in a utilisation rate of 46.3%. Twenty of the 32 CAM users used CAM specifically to treat their diabetes accounting for 28.9% of the respondent sample population. Multivitamins (40%, cinnamon, Co-enzyme q10 and prayer were the most frequently used CAM modalities. There was no significant difference between males and females, age range, income or diabetes complications between CAM and non-CAM users. (p values each > 0.05 The factor most significantly associated with CAM usage was being born overseas (p = 0.044. Conclusions Almost half the respondents (46.3% used CAM: 28% used CAM specifically to treat their diabetes. Individuals born overseas were significantly more likely to use CAM than those born in Australia. Other factors such as age, gender, wealth and duration of living with diabetes were not associated with higher rate of CAM usage.

  6. Valuing different human lives.

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    Goodwin, Geoffrey P; Landy, Justin F

    2014-04-01

    Do people think of the value of all human lives as equivalent irrespective of age? Affirmations of the equal value of all human lives are culturally prominent, yet much evidence points to the fact that the young are often prioritized over the old in life-and-death decision-making contexts. Studies 1-3 aimed to reconcile this tension by showing that although individuals are seen as more equal with respect to negative rights not to be harmed or killed (though not completely equal), they are seen as less equal with respect to positive rights to be aided or saved. Age exerts a large and systematic impact on decisions about who to save and about whose death is more tragic, suggesting that individuals are seen as possessing differing amounts of contingent value. These initial studies also yielded the novel finding that, although children are prioritized over adults, older children are often prioritized over younger children. Study 4 replicated this finding with a think-aloud methodology; the study showed that the preference for older children appears to be driven by their having had more invested in their lives, their better developed social relations, and their greater understanding of death. Studies 5a-5c demonstrated the independent causal effects of each of these variables on judgments of life's value. Finally, in Studies 6 and 7, mediation methods were used to show that older children's more meaningful social relations primarily explain the greater value of older than of younger children. These findings have implications for bioethics and medical policy.

  7. 我国石油企业海外并购的法律问题浅析%A Simple Analysis of the Legal Problems in China’s Petroleum Enterprise Overseas Merger & Acquisition

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    王璐

    2012-01-01

    分析了我国石油企业实施海外并购战略的必然性以及目前并购的现状和趋势,重点分析了海外并购中遇到的法律问题,并提出了有关的措施和建议。%The article analyzes the necessity for China’s petroleum enterprises to implement overseas merger acquisition strategy as well as current merger acquisition status and its development trends,emphatically analyzes the legal problems encountered in overseas merger acquisition and puts forward relevant measures and suggestions.

  8. 华侨华人的公共外交与中国-印度尼西亚关系%Public Diplomacy of Overseas Chinese and Sino-Indonesian Relations

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    梁立基

    2012-01-01

    The article describes three examples of overseas Chinese in Indonesia, respectively in political, economic and cultural realm, as case studies to demonstrate the importance of overseas Chinese, and how they contribute to Sino-Indonesian relations through public diplomacy.%通过三位华侨华人在政治、经济、文化等三个领域的活动实例,说明华侨华人通过公共外交对促进中国—印度尼西亚友好合作关系所起的重要作用和贡献。

  9. Microencapsulation Of Living Cells

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    Chang, Manchium; Kendall, James M.; Wang, Taylor G.

    1989-01-01

    In experimental technique, living cells and other biological materials encapsulated within submillimeter-diameter liquid-filled spheres. Sphere material biocompatible, tough, and compliant. Semipermeable, permitting relatively small molecules to move into and out of sphere core but preventing passage of large molecules. New technique promises to make such spherical capsules at high rates and in uniform, controllable sizes. Capsules injected into patient through ordinary hypodermic needle. Promising application for technique in treatment of diabetes. Also used to encapsulate pituitary cells and thyroid hormone adrenocortical cells for treatment of other hormonal disorders, to encapsulate other secreting cells for transplantation, and to package variety of pharmaceutical products and agricultural chemicals for controlled release.

  10. Living olefin polymerization processes

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    Schrock, Richard R.; Baumann, Robert

    1999-01-01

    Processes for the living polymerization of olefin monomers with terminal carbon-carbon double bonds are disclosed. The processes employ initiators that include a metal atom and a ligand having two group 15 atoms and a group 16 atom or three group 15 atoms. The ligand is bonded to the metal atom through two anionic or covalent bonds and a dative bond. The initiators are particularly stable under reaction conditions in the absence of olefin monomer. The processes provide polymers having low polydispersities, especially block copolymers having low polydispersities. It is an additional advantage of these processes that, during block copolymer synthesis, a relatively small amount of homopolymer is formed.

  11. On The Living Room

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    Thomas Richards

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This text discusses the work The Living Room, directed by the author, and reflects on its meanings and functions. The article confronts problems performance raises in relation to contemporary social life, bringing forward the isolation of life today and the possibilities performance offers to fight it. We problematise the crisis experienced by the author and the consequent creation of the work as a mobile performative device in relation to the staging space. Finally, the work questions the forms of interaction and type of participation possible in performance.

  12. KLA - Live Hauling of Fish

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — In certain markets, live fish can be sold for substantially higher prices than fresh dressed fish. A significant live-haul industry has developed in the U.S. and...

  13. Living with a Single Parent

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    ... Video: Getting an X-ray Living With a Single Parent KidsHealth > For Kids > Living With a Single Parent ... single parents can be a great idea, too. Single Parents and Work Single parents are often working parents ...

  14. Living with Sickle Cell Disease

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    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Sickle Cell Disease If you or your child has sickle ... Content: NEXT >> Featured Video Living With and Managing Sickle Cell Disease (Nicholas) 09/02/2011 In this video— ...

  15. Temperature - Live Hauling of Fish

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — In certain markets, live fish can be sold for substantially higher prices than fresh dressed fish. A significant live-haul industry has developed in the U.S. and...

  16. Living with Lupus (For Parents)

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    ... Your 1- to 2-Year-Old Living With Lupus KidsHealth > For Parents > Living With Lupus A A ... disease for both doctors and their patients. About Lupus A healthy immune system produces proteins called antibodies ...

  17. Analysis on the Current Status of Chemical Decontamination Technology of Steam Generators in the Oversea Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs)

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    Yoon, Taebin; Kim, Sukhoon; Kim, Juyoul; Kim, Juyub; Lee, Seunghee [FNC Technology Co. Ltd., Yongin (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-10-15

    The steam generators in Hanbit Unit 3 and 4 are scheduled to be replaced in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Nevertheless, the wastes from the dismantled steam generators are currently just on-site stored in the NPP because there are no disposal measures for the waste and lack of the decontamination techniques for large-sized metallic equipment. In contrast, in the oversea NPPs, there are many practical cases of chemical decontamination not only for oversized components in the NPPs such as reactor pressure vessel and steam generator, but also for major pipes. Chemical decontamination technique is more effective in decontaminating the components with complicated shape compared with mechanical one. Moreover, a high decontamination factor can be obtained by using strong solvent, and thereby most of radionuclides can be removed. Due to these advantages, the chemical decontamination has been used most frequently for operation of decontaminating the large-sized equipment. In this study, an analysis on the current status of chemical decontamination technique used for the steam generators of the foreign commercial NPPs was performed. In this study, the three major chemical decontamination processes were reviewed, which are applied to the decommissioning process of the steam generators in the commercial NPPs of the United States, Germany, and Belgium. The three processes have the different features in aspect of solvent, while those are based in common on the oxidation and reduction between the target metal surface and solvents. In addition, they have the same goals for improving the decontamination efficiency and decreasing the amount of the secondary waste generation. Based on the analysis results on component sub-processes and major advantages and disadvantages of each process, Table 2 shows the key fundamental technologies for decontamination of the steam generator in Korea and the major considerations in the development process of each technology. It is necessary to prepare

  18. Japanese shipbuilding industry seeking overseas exploration%日本造船业积极谋求海外拓展

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    夏晓雯

    2012-01-01

    Dragged by historical factors such as high costs of manpower and steel as well as strong appreciation of post-crisis Japanese yen, Japanese ship enterprises are rather awkward in receiving orders and Japanese shipbuilding industry is ac- tively seeking overseas exploration.%接单现尴尬海外拓展忙 自金融危机爆发以来.Et本造船业一直处于衰退的态势。受人力、钢材成本较高等历史因素的影响.加上危机后日元的强劲升值.使得13本船企在接单方面处于比较尴尬的态势。一方面.日本造船业尽管在技术方面依然存在优势.但是受日元升值等因素影响在承接高技术船订单不敌韩国造船业。另一方面.在散货船等普通商船领域.日本造船业尽管产品性能较佳.但是在成本方面又着实不敌中国造船业。在这种情况下.13本造船业新接订单量呈现下滑态势.2011年日本造船业新接订单量仅为290万载重吨.甚至低于2009年船市低谷时期。2011年年末日本造船业手持订单量为5315万载重吨.按2011年造船完工量推算.仅可维持一年半左右。

  19. Internationalization of Chinese food enterprises the development of overseas Chinese food%人海外中餐的发展看中餐企业的国际化

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    韩凝春

    2012-01-01

    有中华国粹自称的中餐在国际餐饮市场占据重要地位,近年,一批实力中餐名企逐步确立了国际化发展战略,将发展视野转向国际市场。本文在考察海外中餐发展及其特点、中餐名企的国际化探索、海外拓展的突出难点,介绍若干餐饮企业国际化发展的经验的基础上,就中餐企业如何走国际化道路提出若干建议。%Chinese food called the quintessence of Chinese culture occupy an important position in the international food and beverage market, recent years, some of the famous Chinese food enterprises with strength has gradually Established the international development strategy, and turned to the international market in view of the develop- ment. This paper investigated the development and characteristics of overseas Chinese food enterprises, and the in- ternational exploration of the famous Chinese food enterprises, the prominent difficulty of overseas expansion, intro- duced some international development experience that Chinese food enterprises owned during they developed, and put forward some advice on Chinese food enterprises take the path of internationalization.

  20. 公司境外投资财务管理的几点探讨%Probe into the Financial Management of Corporation's Overseas Investment

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    任志华

    2012-01-01

    Company' s overseas investment is the investment mode, which crosses different business environment among the countries. Company management pays more attention to how to improve the financial management ability and control effect by taking reasonable measures. Establishing financial management system, drawing up tax measures and formation of monitoring mode are the important ways to improve financial management of overseas investment.%公司的境外投资是跨越不同国家经营环境的投资模式,如何采用合理的措施来提高财务管理能力与控制效果,日益受到各公司管理层的重视。建立财务管理系统、制定税务措施、形成财务监控模式是加强公司境外投资财务管理的重要途径。

  1. 海外工程项目投标风险分析%Analysis on bidding risk of overseas engineering project

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    柏桂清

    2012-01-01

    This paper analyzes overseas engineering project bidding risk for domestic enterprise,classifies bidding risk into environmental risk,quotation risk,technological identification risk at bidding phase,and project implementation risk,and then specifically describes contents of various risks,with a view to guide domestic construction enterprises to be familiar with overseas market bidding business and to enhance their risk prevention consciousness.%针对国内企业在海外的工程项目投标风险进行了分析,将投标风险分为环境风险、投标报价风险、投标阶段技术判断风险以及项目实施风险,并对各风险所含内容进行了详细的阐述,以指导国内施工企业熟悉海外市场投标业务,加强风险防范意识。

  2. Construction of soft power of oversea resources exploitation%论海外资源开发中的软实力建设

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    郭磊

    2012-01-01

    Oversea resources exploitation is a complex systematic engineering. It requires not only hard power on financing, S&T, but also the soft power to learn the political environment, economy and history of the objective country. To do so can it apper-ceive the development trend of objective country and evade hidden risks, and to ensure the exploitation proceed smoothly. More and more, soft power becomes the important measure to improve external environment in oversea resource exploitation.%海外资源开发是一个复杂的系统工程,不仅要求有较强的金融、科技方面的“硬实力”,更要打造“软实力”,提升对目的国政治经济、历史人文的了解,把握发展趋势,正确应对,以保障资源开发的顺利进行.“软实力”越来越成为海外资源开发中改善外部关系,规避潜在风险的重要手段.

  3. Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance

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    This volume brings together dynamic perspectives on the concept of liveness in the performing arts, engaging with the live through the particular analytical focus of audiences and experience. The status and significance of the live in performance has become contested: perceived as variously as a ...

  4. Living liquid crystals

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    Zhou, Shuang; Sokolov, Andrey; Lavrentovich, Oleg D.; Aranson, Igor S.

    2014-01-01

    Collective motion of self-propelled organisms or synthetic particles, often termed “active fluid,” has attracted enormous attention in the broad scientific community because of its fundamentally nonequilibrium nature. Energy input and interactions among the moving units and the medium lead to complex dynamics. Here, we introduce a class of active matter––living liquid crystals (LLCs)––that combines living swimming bacteria with a lyotropic liquid crystal. The physical properties of LLCs can be controlled by the amount of oxygen available to bacteria, by concentration of ingredients, or by temperature. Our studies reveal a wealth of intriguing dynamic phenomena, caused by the coupling between the activity-triggered flow and long-range orientational order of the medium. Among these are (i) nonlinear trajectories of bacterial motion guided by nonuniform director, (ii) local melting of the liquid crystal caused by the bacteria-produced shear flows, (iii) activity-triggered transition from a nonflowing uniform state into a flowing one-dimensional periodic pattern and its evolution into a turbulent array of topological defects, and (iv) birefringence-enabled visualization of microflow generated by the nanometers-thick bacterial flagella. Unlike their isotropic counterpart, the LLCs show collective dynamic effects at very low volume fraction of bacteria, on the order of 0.2%. Our work suggests an unorthodox design concept to control and manipulate the dynamic behavior of soft active matter and opens the door for potential biosensing and biomedical applications. PMID:24474746

  5. Exotic Long - Lived Particles

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    Jørgensen, Morten Dam

    A search for hadronising long-lived massive particles at the Large Hadron Collider is conducted with the ATLAS detector. No excess events are found. Based on statistical analysis, upper limits on the production cross section are observed to be between $0.01$ pb and $0.006$ pb for colour octet particles (gluinos) with masses ranging from $300 \\ \\mathrm{GeV/c}^2$ to $1400 \\ \\mathrm{GeV/c}^2$, and $0.01$ pb to $0.004$ pb for colour triplet particles (stops and sbottoms) with masses ranging from $200 \\ \\mathrm{GeV/c}^2$ to $900 \\ \\mathrm{GeV/c}^2$. In the context of Supersymmetry with decoupled sfermion and sboson sectors (Split-SUSY), this gives a lower limit on the gluino mass of $989 \\ \\mathrm{GeV/c}^2$, and $683 \\ \\mathrm{GeV/c}^2$ for the stop mass and $618 \\ \\mathrm{GeV/c}^2$ for the sbottom mass. In addition, a new method is presented that improves the speed ($\\beta$) estimation for long-lived particles in the ATLAS tile calorimeter with a factor of $7$ improvement in resolution at low-$\\beta$ and ...

  6. CERN's live webcasts

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    2012-01-01

    You may well have noticed when watching the seminar on 4 July that the CERN webcast site has had a makeover.   The new-look site went live on 26 June and provides a detailed schedule of upcoming webcasts as well as easy access to those of recent events.  It is fully compatible with Smartphones and tablets - which wasn't the case until now – and enables viewers to see both the speaker and the presentation, thanks to two separate video recordings. Another innovation: permanent webcasts. In a single click, you can access and view all the channels run by the ATLAS collaboration, including Public Outreach channel, Technical channel and Public Development channel.   And if you want to add your own event to the schedule and broadcast it live via the web,  just go to this address. You can also restrict access to your webcasts to a pre-defined audience. Behind the scenes, the webcast service has also been busy modernising its infrastructure:...

  7. Women's lives, mothers' health.

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    Chauliac, M; Masse-raimbault, A M

    1985-01-01

    This document dealing with women's lives and the health of mothers identifies factors conditioning the health and nutritional status of women and girls (life expectancy at birth, maternal mortality rate, and the birthrate); considers nutritional requirements of pregnant and lactating women, weight gain during preganncy, mothers' age and number of children and interbirth interval, maternal nutritional status and breastfeeding, anemia, work and women's health, pregnancy in adolescents, abortion, the growth of small girls and its effect on future pregnancies, and sexual mutilations; and reports on actions aimed at improving the health of women as well as health problems facing rural women. The 3 key concepts of this reflection on women's lives are: women's health should be taken into account as well as children's health; the development of the whole human being should be respected, implying ongoing surveillance of the health status of women and of their children; and the overall living conditions of women within the family and society must be analyzed at the different phases of their life, so as to encourage integrated actions rather than various uncoordinated efforts. Women's health status, like the health status of everyone, depends on a multitude of socioeconomic and sanitational factors. A figure illustrates several of the many interrelations between the various factors which influence the nutritional status of all individuals. Women of childbearing age are at greater risk than other population groups, due to their reproductive function and their ability to nurse children: pregnancy, like lactation, generates metabolic changes and increases nutritional needs. Delivery itself presents a series of risks for the woman's health, and only regular surveillance of pregnancy may prevent many of these. A woman's health status and, most of all her nutritional status during pregnancy and delivery, condition her future health and ability to assume her many tasks as well as

  8. Retail TCL's Overseas Struggle

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    WAN LIXIN

    2006-01-01

    @@ TCL posted a net profit of 31 million yuan (US$3.8 million) for the third quarter this year, the first encouraging sign for a Chinese manufacturing giant that had been bleeding badly after embarking on an ambitious expansion strategy.In the first nine months of this year, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Ltd, the Hong Kong-listed unit of the world's biggest TV makers, lost HK$1.59 billion.

  9. INFORMATION FOR OVERSEAS CONTRIBUTORS

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    2001-01-01

    @@The Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China(hereafter Trans. Nonferrous Met. Soc. China),founded in 1991 and sponsored by The Nonferrous Metals Society of China, is published bimonthly and mainly contains reports of original research which reflect the new progresses in the field of nonferrous metals science and technology, including geology, mining, mineral processing, extraction metallurgy, metallic materials and heat treatments, metal working, physical metallurgy, powder metallurgy, machinery, automatization, computer,information and management, with the emphasis on materials science and engineering. It is the unique preeminent publication in English of The Nonferrous Metals Society of China for scientists, engineers, under/postgraduates in the field of nonferrous metals industry.

  10. Overseas or Submarines?

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    Vestergaard, Morten Hetmar

    The rise of China in recent decades has taken place on an unprecedented scale and at a breathtaking a pace. Few, perhaps none, have gone so far so fast from weakness to strength. Especially the modernization of China’s Navy has been a focal point of debate regarding the evolving security...... environment in Asia. Deduced from defensive and offensive realism, this paper makes theoretically informed hypotheses and predicts corresponding naval force postures expected in each hypothesis. The hypotheses are then tested on the empirical data to explain China’s strategic behaviour and procurement...... concludes that the naval capabilities of China have evolved in a manner exhibiting a power-maximising strategic behaviour in line with the revisionist disposition of great powers in offensive realism that accordingly corresponds with the predicted posture. As a whole, the empirical data presented...

  11. Guiding Overseas Investment

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2010-01-01

    Detailed tasks have been assigned to different government departments to attract and utilize foreign capital In line with China’s economic development,a policy introduced earlier this year was meant to optimize the structure of and serve as a guideline in utilizing foreign capital and direct such investment to China’s central and western regions. Now,a new scheme is demonstrating the Chinese Government’s determination and confidence to further improve the investment environment for foreign capital and enhance its policy initiative.

  12. Dutch Culture Overseas

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    Gouda, Frances

    1995-01-01

    Why were citizens of a small and politically insignificant European nation like the Netherlands able to represent as natural and normal their paternalistic dominance over ancient civilizations in places such as Java and Bali? How did 'ethical' twentieth century residents of the Dutch East Indies see

  13. Guiding Overseas Investment

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    LAN XINZHEN

    2010-01-01

    @@ In line with China's economic development,a policy introduced earlier this year was meant to optimize the structure of and serve as a guideline in utilizing foreign capital and dircct such investment to China's central and western regions. Now, a new scheme is dem-onstrating the Chinese Government's determi-nation and confidence to further improve the investment environment for foreign capital and enhance its policy initiative.

  14. Incentivizing living organ donation.

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    Cynowiec, Jessica; Kim, Jennifer; Qazi, Yasir A

    2009-04-01

    The number of organs available for the patients on the transplant waitlist remains at a disproportionate low. All possible methods to curtail this shortage, including providing donors with incentives, have been proposed. This article reviews recent publications addressing the benefits and risks involved in incentivizing living donation. The debate about the ethics, feasibility, and possible models for compensating organ donors has been prominent in recent literature. As certain countries take lead on this initiative, others are cautiously weighing in on the impact implementations of such policies may have on the society, especially on the underprivileged. The shortage of organs has resulted in proposal of strategies that encroach on certain moral and ethical principles. Providing incentives to donors is one such strategy that is likely to receive a lot of attention in the next few years.

  15. Living on the edge.

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    Hinrichsen, D

    1989-01-01

    A brief update on the destruction of the environment is given. The concern is for the coastal waters and rivers which are polluted daily by raw sewage, industrial waste, and sedimentation, e.g., the Juru in Malaysia, the Pasig in the Philippines, and the Chao Phraya in Thailand are open sewers by the time the rivers reach the sea or bay. Metropolitan Manila's river is said to be biologically dead from pollution, and the bays of Manila and Jakarta suffer from oxygen depletion. Unfortunately, the coastal area maintains population as well as the wealth of marine life. In the US in 1990, 75% of the population will live within 50 miles of a shore including the Great Lakes. 30 southeast Asia's 50 largest cities are located on or near a coast. Over fishing, over population, over developing, and over exploitation are unacceptable; the alternative is for man to correct his mistakes.

  16. Living in Translation

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    Lykke Jakobsen, Arnt

    Exaugural presentation. A retrospect of my personal itinerary from literature, across translation studies to translation process research and a look ahead. In the retrospect, I range over diverse topics, all of which have sprung from my concern with the phenomenon of translation. I reflect on how......, as humans, we generate meaning, interpret meaning, and reformulate or translate meaning. I also reflect on the way computing has influenced research into these phenomena as seen e.g. in my creation of the Translog program and in projects I have been involved in, such as OFT (Translation of Professional...... for global communication purposes, and for improving research into translation, the phenomenon of translation and the world of translation in which we all live....

  17. New Homes, New Lives?

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    Kolling, Marie

    2016-01-01

    This PhD thesis by Marie Kolling is an ethnography of forced resettlement in the urban periphery of Salvador, Northeast Brazil, and the new lives the families tried to make for themselves in its aftermath in new state-built social housing. The resettlement was part of state-led slum upgrading...... interventions under the urban development project Better Days (Dias Melhores), a name that alludes to the optimism it evoked. As a woman expressed before she was resettled: “a new house, a new life”. The thesis portrays contemporary Brazil and its massive transformations since the beginning of the new...... millennium, and how it was experienced and acted upon by resettled families. It analyses their dreams for the future and their attempts to realize them in the rapidly changing Brazilian society. The thesis is based on fourteen months of fieldwork conducted in Brazil between July 2012 and March 2015. Extended...

  18. Live facial feature extraction

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    ZHAO JieYu

    2008-01-01

    Precise facial feature extraction is essential to the high-level face recognition and expression analysis. This paper presents a novel method for the real-time geomet-ric facial feature extraction from live video. In this paper, the input image is viewed as a weighted graph. The segmentation of the pixels corresponding to the edges of facial components of the mouth, eyes, brows, and nose is implemented by means of random walks on the weighted graph. The graph has an 8-connected lattice structure and the weight value associated with each edge reflects the likelihood that a random walker will cross that edge. The random walks simulate an anisot-ropic diffusion process that filters out the noise while preserving the facial expres-sion pixels. The seeds for the segmentation are obtained from a color and motion detector. The segmented facial pixels are represented with linked lists in the origi-nal geometric form and grouped into different parts corresponding to facial com-ponents. For the convenience of implementing high-level vision, the geometric description of facial component pixels is further decomposed into shape and reg-istration information. Shape is defined as the geometric information that is invari-ant under the registration transformation, such as translation, rotation, and iso-tropic scale. Statistical shape analysis is carried out to capture global facial fea-tures where the Procrustes shape distance measure is adopted. A Bayesian ap-proach is used to incorporate high-level prior knowledge of face structure. Ex-perimental results show that the proposed method is capable of real-time extraction of precise geometric facial features from live video. The feature extraction is robust against the illumination changes, scale variation, head rotations, and hand inter-ference.

  19. Winning a living wage: The legacy of living wage campaigns

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    Lopes, Ana; Hall, Timothy

    2015-01-01

    Living wage campaigns, led by community organisations and trade unions, aim to raise the wages and working conditions of some of the most vulnerable workers in society. But are they, ultimately successful in doing this? Drawing on the first major impact study of living wages campaigns in the UK, recent research into employment practices in the cleaning sector and primary research undertaken with cleaning workers at the University of East London, we assess the legacy of living wage campaigns a...

  20. 一石油装备制造企业海外建厂项目后评价研究%Research on Post Evaluation of Oversea Manufactory Project in Petroleum Equipment Manufacture

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    郭杰; 侯风华

    2014-01-01

    For realizing the strategic goal of oil equipment export,more and more equipment manufactories will go abroad to establish oversea manufactories,so we must attach importance to the post evaluation for oversea manufactory. In this paper the peculiarity of es-tablishing oversea manufactory is analyzed,and the point of view of post evaluation is discussed. The evaluating indicator system is es-tablished which consists of 5 dimension and 37 factors,and it can improve the quality of post evaluation of oversea equipment manufacture projects.%为实现装备制造产品出口的战略目标,越来越多的装备制造企业赴海外建厂,因此,必须加强对海外建厂项目后评价工作的探索和研究。根据装备制造企业海外建厂项目的特点,对海外建厂项目后评价的评价角度进行分析,可构建由5个维度、37个因子组成的后评价综合指标体系,从而有利于对海外装备制造项目进行全面系统的后评价。

  1. The Study on Problems of Overseas Listing of Chinese Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Countermeasures%我国中小企业海外上市存在的问题及对策研究

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    游春; 胡才龙

    2011-01-01

    中小企业融资一直是当前我国的一大难题,海外上市成为中小企业融资的新途径。本文分析了中小企业海外上市的有利环境,指出中小企业海外上市存在着上市市场选择、上市方式选择、上市时机选择、中介机构选择、财务会计准则差异性和公司内部不完善等问题,并提出了一系列针对性的可行性措施建议。%SMEs financing has been a major problem in our country, so, overseas listing will become a new way of financing for SMEs. This paper analyzes the enabling environment for the overseas listing of SMEs, and that there are problems for overseas listing of SMEs as follows: selection of listing market, selection of listing mode, selection of listing time, differences of financial accounting standards between China and overseas. Then this paper presents a series of targeted feasible measures.

  2. Deregulations and overseas business strategies in electric power/gas industries in Europe and the U.S.; Kisei kanwa to Oshu denryoku gas sangyo no kaigai jigyo senryaku

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    NONE

    1996-03-01

    An investigational analysis was conducted to thoroughly grasp the present situation of the overseas business development of power/gas companies in main countries in Europe and the U.S. First taken up were power/gas companies in Europe. As to the trend of European energy policies, the tackling toward the integration into the energy market by EU is seen. The situation is such that the domestic energy market in Europe is not expected to grow so rapidly, but competition in the energy market is intensifying. The paper explained the background of the overseas business development positively made by power/gas companies in England and France and the state of their activities. Next, U.S. power/gas companies were taken up. The present situation of deregulation in the power market of the U.S. was roughly viewed, and the details of the overseas IPP business were outlined. Last, a consideration was made on overseas activities and future subjects of power/gas companies in Japan. This will help think of energy security in the Asia region. 87 figs., 32 tabs.

  3. 海外工程项目人力资源属地化研究--以中交四航局肯尼亚蒙内铁路项目为例%Research on Human Resources Localization for Overseas Projects

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    程鹏

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses the necessity of human resources localization of overseas projects and analyzes the problems existing in human resources localization of overseas projects. Combined with the case of Kenya Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway project of CCCC forth harbor engineering co. ltd,proposes several human resources localization improvement measures such as formulating proper application scheme for human resources localization of oversea projects,establishing normative human resources localization management system,strengthening cross-culture management,strengthening the safety,technical and ability training to local employee,paying attention to enabling Chinese employee of overseas project and establishing perfect assessment and incentive system.%探讨海外工程项目人力资源属地化的必然性,分析其存在的问题。结合海外项目实际,提出制定人力资源属地化实施方案、建立规范的人力资源属地化管理制度、加强跨文化管理、加强外籍雇员培训、重视对海外项目部中方人员的“赋能”及建立完善的考核激励机制等人力资源属地化提升措施。

  4. 国外弹性城市研究述评%Review on the Resilient City Research Overseas

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    蔡建明; 郭华; 汪德根

    2012-01-01

    How can a city survive and keep its vitality in facing to various disasters and crises altogether is an urgent issue to deal with nowadays. In this context, the concept of resilience is increasingly getting more and more attentions worldwide. This paper firstly summarizes the four major research areas in the current studies on resil- ience, i.e. ecological, engineering, economic and social resilience, as well as their respective connotations and representative scholars. Based on this summary, the paper secondly reviews on the resilient city studies overseas from the similar four areas and their research focuses. Thirdly, the paper points out the possible future research trends in resilient city studies, which include: (1) how to promote equity in pursuit of resilience; (2) how to pro- mote resilience through applying the technique innovations; (3) how to build a resilient city through the coopera- tion and integration of different disciplines. Given the wide disparity of development process and spatial out-come in China, a Chinese oriented resilient city study is badly needed. Maybe a more resilient consideration needs to be introduced in research on resilient city.%城市如何在重重挑战与危机中,因应各种变化,保持自身发展活力,是一个亟待解决的重要问题。本文梳理了国外弹性理论研究的4个领域,即生态弹性、工程弹性、经济弹性和社会弹性,并归纳总结了它们各自的基本概念、内涵及代表性研究学者;在此基础上,系统评述了国外相应的弹性城市研究的4个领域的内涵与研究重点,包括城市生态弹性、城市工程弹性、城市经济弹性和城市社会弹性;同时根据已有研究的发展脉络,前瞻了未来弹性城市研究3个趋势方向,即社会平等的议题如何渗入到弹性城市的理念之中,技术革新如何增强城市弹性,跨学科、多领域的介入如何共同协作建设弹性城市。鉴于中国各地区自然社会经济差

  5. Overseas Students’Documentary:A Valuable Strength of Recording and Disseminating Folk Chinese Image%境外生纪录片:民间记录和传播中国影像的宝贵力量

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    郭艳梅

    2014-01-01

    The attraction of contemporary China to the world is constantly strengthened.At the same time,China external propaganda work also presents an open and embracive condition.With the special status,the overseas students have their own distinctive angle of view and independence on Chinese documentary shooting.In the new century,new changes have taken place in the overseas students’documentary creation.Digital products and technologies promotion provides over-seas documentary film multi-cultural shooting forms.Mess media communication expands the channel of overseas students’documentary going to the world arena.The interacting and integrating of Chinese students and overseas students make our life richer and colorful.Therefore,we should value and give correct guidance to the documentary crea-tion of overseas students.It could increase the comprehensive understanding of China by their recording and dissemina-ting.Overseas students will be a valuable strength of intercultural communication.%当代中国对世界的吸引力在不断加强,中国对外传播也呈现出一种开放与包容的姿态。由于境外生身份的特殊性,他们拍摄有关中国题材的纪录片有自己独特的视角和独立精神。进入新世纪以来,境外生纪录片创作有了新的变化,数字产品和技术的提升为境外生纪录片提供了多元化的拍摄形态,全媒体传播为境外生纪录片走向世界拓宽了渠道,境外生与境内生的互动结合使得境外生纪录片更加丰富多彩。我们应当重视并正确引导境外生的纪录片创作,通过他们对中国的记录和传播,增加国际社会对中国的全面了解。境外生是中国非常宝贵的民间对外传播力量。

  6. Live videotransmitteret undervisning

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    Rikke Ørngreen

    2013-11-01

    På Bioanalytikeruddannelsen i Aarhus, VIAs sundhedsfaglige højskole, har man i en længere periode haft et kombi-hold, hvor man kombinerer traditionel og live transmitteret undervisning (via et innovativt valg af videokonferencesystem. På de såkaldte netdage er der mulighed for enten at møde op til undervisningen, som man plejer, eller at deltage i undervisningen hjemmefra. Artiklen præsenterer et deltagende aktionsforskningsprojekt mellem projektteamet på udannelsen og forskere fra Aalborg Universitet. Målet var at: afdække potentialer og barrierer ud fra et it-støttet læringsperspektiv; udvikle robuste didaktiske undervisningsscenarier; samt kvalificere underviserne og hermed forankringen af projektet. Forskningsdata blev indsamlet gennem videooptagelser, ”dagens spørgsmål” til de studerende, fokusgruppeinterview med lærerne, og Pædagogisk Dag-workshop. Analysen sætter fokus på erfaringerne under anvendelse af professionshøjskolernes Rektorkollegiums Studieaktivitetsmodel. Slutteligt samles der i artiklen op på de teknologsike, sociale og didaktiske-pædagogiske relationer set i lyset af projektets mål og resultater. Abstract in English At the education for Biomedical Laboratory Scientist at Aarhus, VIA's healthcare college, they have a combi-class, combining traditional and live broadcast teaching (via an innovative choice of video conferencing system. In the so-called net-days, there is the option to either attend the classes as usual, or to attend classes from home. This paper presents a participatory action research project between the project team at VIA and researchers from Aalborg University. The objectives were to: identify potentials and barriers from an IT-supported learning perspective; develop robust didactic teaching scenarios; qualify teachers, and secure the anchoring of the project. Research data were collected through video recordings, "questions of the day" to the students, focus group interviews with teachers and

  7. Knowledge Mapping of Overseas Exercise Psychology%国外锻炼心理学研究的科学知识图谱分析

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    钟宏; 窦正毅; 伍声凤

    2012-01-01

    在WebofScience数据库中,以锻炼心堙学作主题词进行检索,并对所得文献数据进行科学图谱分析,梳理国外锻炼心理学研究脉络,以呈现学科研究的热点与前沿。分析表明,国外锻炼心理学在研究者群体中尚未形成研究热点;引领学科研究的团队和机构集中在荚美两国的著名大学;作为一门应用性学科,锻炼心理学的重要理论基础来源于社会认知心理学,而学科研究的信效度问题成为国外研究者们的焦点议题;锻炼心理学中质性研究和青少年问题成为当前的国外研究前沿。%The 'exercise psychology' as the topical term was used to retrieve bibliographic records from the Web of Science. In this article, CiteSpace II visualization technique was applied to the collected data for reviewing the hot domains and research trends of overseas exercise psychology. Key findings indicate that 1) overseas exercise psychology has not been given more prominence in the literature,2)the study of exercise psychology is mainly led by some famous universities from USA and UK,3)as a applied field of scholarly research, exercise psychology is based on the theories of social cognitive psychology, and the key issues surrounding validity and reliability were discussed among researchers,4) qualitative research and youth issues are detected as the emerging research fronts in overseas exercise psychology.

  8. The Status and Countermatures of Corrupt Officials Flee Overseas in China%我国腐败官员外逃及应对之策

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    林雪标

    2012-01-01

    Being seriously harmful to the social, economic, political and legal system, the trend of globalization and international of corruption crime has become increasingly prominent, and the phenomenon of corrupt officials fled overseas continue to emerge at present, both of them lead the public to a very dissatisfied situation. The Chi- nese government attaches great importance to doing vigorous measures which include extradition, repatriation of ille- gal immigrants, persuading to return and others to solve this very issue. However, considering many obstacles and difficulties exist in overseas pursuit of fled abroad corrupt officials, this paper suggests that we shall establish and improve some long-term mechanisms of prevention of corrupt officials flee overseas by reporting and recording institu- tional systems of the emigration of party members and cadres' families, and flexibly use sentencing recommendation and non-imposition of the death penalty proposal to strengthen international cooperation.%当前,腐败犯罪全球化、国际化趋势明显,腐败官员潜逃境外现象层出不穷,严重危害社会经济、政治与法制,为民众所诟病。我国政府高度重视腐败官员外逃问题,大力开展境外追逃工作,通过引渡、非法移民遣返、劝返等措施,取得一定成效。但是,腐败官员境外追逃存在诸多障碍,因此,建议通过建立和完善党员干部家属移居海外报告和备案等制度,建立预防腐败官员外逃的长效机制,同时,灵活运用量刑、不判处死刑等承诺,进一步加强腐败官员境外追逃的国际合作。

  9. Study on Firm's Overseas Risk Intelligence Cooperation Behavior%企业海外风险情报合作行为研究

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    丁源; 柏青

    2014-01-01

    在企业国际化发展普遍面临风险的背景下,以海外风险情报合作的外部经济性为前提,借助 SCP 范式的逻辑,对企业间情报合作行为进行理论分析。首先从市场结构、合作行为、合作绩效等方面对海外风险情报合作活动中的 SCP 范式进行了解析;其次从信息可得性、市场效率、利益一致性等方面分析海外风险情报市场结构对情报合作行为的影响;再次从合作行为对合作效率与合作意愿等两个方面分析了海外风险情报合作行为对合作绩效的影响。最后在分析几类主要合作模式的基础上,提出若干针对企业海外风险情报工作的启示。%Most of internationalized firms are facing the threat of overseas risk. Under this background, with the premise of overseas intel-ligence cooperation's economy externality, the paper made a theoretical analysis on the intelligence cooperation behavior between firms based on the logic of SCP paradigm. First, the market structure, cooperation behavior, and cooperation performance were defined with SCP paradigm. Second, the influence of market structure on cooperation behavior was analyzed from the aspects of information availabili-ty, market efficiency, and interest consistency. Then, the influence of cooperation behavior on cooperation performance was analyzed from two aspects of cooperation efficiency and cooperation willingness. Last, based on the analysis on three modes of cooperation, some inspirations for overseas risk intelligence work were discussed.

  10. Research on Overseas Student Management. Strategy in Higher Vocational Colleges: Taking Changzhou College of Information Technology as an Example%高职院校留学生管理策略探究——以常州信息职业技术学院留学生管理为例

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    鲁婷婷; 丁振中

    2012-01-01

    面对教育国际化的新格局,高职院校留学生教育还处于起步阶段,留学生数量较少,时间也较短,这就给高职院校留学生教育与管理带来一定的影响。以常州信息职业技术学院韩国留学生管理为基础,分析当前高职院校留学生管理的主要问题及其对策,力求探索适合高职院校留学生管理的有效策略。%In face of the new pattern of international education, the overseas student education of higher vocational college is still at the beginrting stage. With the small number of overseas students and the short time of overseas study, it brings a certain impact on overseas student education and management in higher vocational colleges. Taking the overseas student management from South Korea in Changzhou College of Information Technology as an example, the paper analyzes the main problems and their counter- measures in overseas students to explore the effective management strategies for overseas student management in higher voca. tional colleges.

  11. HEALTHY LIVING WITH NUTRACEUTICALS

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    Priyanka Singh

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Now a day every person wants to live the healthy life. Synthetic medicines are having some certain drawbacks. So nutraceuticals will definitely play promising and unique way of safer medicines. Nature is one of the most important resources of human foods and medicines. Rapidly increasing knowledge on nutrition, medicine, and plant has fortunately changed the concepts about food, health and, brought in a revolution on them. Nutritional therapy and phototherapy have emerged as new concepts of safer medicine. These systems have quickly and widely spread in recent years. Strong recommendations for consumption of nutraceuticals, natural plant foods, and the use of nutritional therapy and phototherapy have become progressively popular to improve health, and to prevent and treat diseases. Nutraceuticals used in various diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, eye cycle, diabetes. The use of the dietary fiber, omega 3 fatty acid, antioxidant, probiotic, for the better human life possible. This review attempts to display and remark on these aspects. It summarizes the progress made on nutraceuticals, utritional therapy, health benefits, regulation and their promising approach. It also covers development stages of nutraceuticals.

  12. Satisfied Men Live Longer

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    Suzanne; Rostler; 尤北还

    2001-01-01

    作为上篇的一个姊妹篇,我们很乐意向读者推荐本文。古人云,知足常乐。读完本文,也许你会改其二字:知足长寿。文章告诉我们: Men who reported high levels of satisfaction with their lives were more likely to be alive 20 years later. 知足者竟然能在这个世界上多生活20年!你信否? 文章还提到了男女之别,颇发人深省: It seems to me that the coping abilities of women with distress and dissatisfaction may be better than in men. Men who feel dissatisfied might cope with their feelings by abusing alcohol, smoking and not exercising while women might talk to friends or seek professional help. 你若是男性读者,是否可以从中得到某种启迪? 文章最精彩的句子大概在文末: It is not enough for a human being to earn money and be in physically good condition. One should respect mental health as well.】

  13. Shared lives, shared energy

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    Madsen, P.; Goss, K.

    1982-07-01

    A social experiment in Denmark is described in which 25 families combine private ownership (each family owns its own home) and collectivism (each family owns 1/25 of the grounds, large common house and other facilities). The superinsulated individual homes are small (< 1000 ft/sup 2/) but the common house (7800 ft/sup 2/) provides dining and meeting facilities for all 25 families as well as a central heating plant. Heat may be supplied from solar, wind and/or oil-fired boiler. Adequate hot water storage is provided using solar collectors and a 55 kW Vesta wind generator (surplus power is sold). All south facing roof surfaces are fitted with solar collectors (4455 ft/sup 2/ total). A total of 70% of the energy used is produced on site (solar and wind). The manner of living and sharing (child care, automobiles, cooking, etc.) is described as well as typical floor plans for the units. Other collective housing in Denmark is described and it is postulated that overdrevet may serve as a model. (MJJ)

  14. Living-with Shakespeare?

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    Vincent Broqua

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This article studies three interpretations of Sonnet 130 by three American experimental poets. Rereading Bloom’s considerations on Shakespeare in The Anxiety of Influence and comparing them with Jacques Derrida’s Specters of Marx, this article shows that rather than thinking of Shakespeare as a cursing ghost, Harryette Mullen’s, Stephen Ratcliffe’s and Jen Bervin’s texts reveal Shakespeare as a ghost and a host. Their texts are attempts to live with Shakespeare in the present, thus prompting us to look back on the theory of the intertext.Cet article étudie trois réinterpretations du sonnet 130 de Shakespeare par trois poètes expérimentaux des Etats-Unis. Après avoir relu la théorie d’Harold Bloom telle qu’il l’applique à Shakespeare dans The Anxiety of Influence et l’avoir rapidement mise en contraste avec celle de Jacques Derrida dans Spectres de Marx, cet article montre que les textes de Harryette Mullen, Stephen Ratcliffe et Jen Bervin ne font pas de Shakespeare un fantôme de la malédiction. Ils tentent plutôt de vivre-avec Shakespeare dans le présent, nous amenant ainsi à reconsidérer la théorie de l’intertexte.

  15. When Do Living Wages Bite?

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    Scott Adams; David Neumark

    2004-01-01

    Many features of living wage laws may influence the strength of their effects on wages and employment of low-skill individuals. Echoing past research, business assistance living wage laws generate stronger wage increases and employment reductions than contractor-only laws. But broader enforcement or implementation and geographic concentration of living wage laws also appear to strengthen their effects. Finally, geographic concentration may be more significant than the distinction between busi...

  16. Synthetic organisms and living machines

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    Deplazes, Anna; Huppenbauer, Markus

    2009-01-01

    The difference between a non-living machine such as a vacuum cleaner and a living organism as a lion seems to be obvious. The two types of entities differ in their material consistence, their origin, their development and their purpose. This apparently clear-cut borderline has previously been challenged by fictitious ideas of “artificial organism” and “living machines” as well as by progress in technology and breeding. The emergence of novel technologies such as artificial life, nanobiotechno...

  17. Based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process of Cement Production Projects Overseas Staff Safety Quality Assessment%基于层次分析法的海外水泥生产项目员工安全素质评估

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    龚腾; 孙祺

    2013-01-01

    Improve the index selection of the safety quality evaluation of the staff for overseas cement production projects is a complicated multi-objective selection problem,this paper uses analytic hierarchy process(AHP)to study the influence factors of overseas staff safety quality,overseas staff safety quality evaluation system is established. Select 7 overseas staff safety quality evaluation system of the main indicators,as a rule layer,and under which set up the index of 34 points,better improve the employee's safety quality evaluation system. After analysis to calculate the weight of each evaluation index,improved priorities of overseas staff safety quality index selection,and improvement measures are put forward.%改进海外水泥生产项目员工安全素质评估指标的选取是一个复杂的多目标选择问题,本文运用层次分析法研究了海外员工安全素质的影响因素,建立了海外员工安全素质评估体系。选取7个海外员工安全素质评估系统的主要指标,作为准则层,并在其下设置了34个分指标,更好地完善了海外员工安全素质的评估体系。分析计算出各个评估指标的权值后,得到改进海外员工安全素质指标选取的优先次序,并提出了改进措施。

  18. 我国保险资金投资境外不动产风险防控探析%Analysis on the Risk Management and Control of Overseas Real Estate Investment of Insurance Funds in China

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    谭艳斌

    2014-01-01

    In October 2012, CIRC announced the new policy which allowed the investment of insurance funds overseas, since then, Ping An Insurance bought the London landmarks Lloyd's building in May 2013, which started overseas real estate investment of insurance funds ofifcially. For insurance companies, overseas investment is both an opportunity and challenge. In the absence of experience, the insurance company should be well prepared. In order to understand the risks of overseas real estate investment in an all-round way. This article will analyse the risk factors of overseas real estate investment of insurance funds, and then offer advice for the use of insurance funds.%自2012年10月保监会公布了保险资金可以投资境外的政策后,中国平安于2013年5月买下了英国伦敦地标性建筑劳合社大楼,正式拉开了保险资金投资境外不动产的帷幕。境外投资对保险公司而言,既是机遇,又是一个全新的挑战,在投资国内不动产的经验尚浅的情况下,保险公司应做好充分的准备,全面认识投资境外不动产面临的风险。本文将分析保险资金投资境外不动产的风险要素,为保险资金的运用提供建议。

  19. 国际工程项目风险管理组织建设与团队管理%Risk Control, Organization Establishment and Team Management of Overseas Engineering Project

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    邢怡芳; 李岗; 郭富权

    2016-01-01

    Risk control is the important step of project management.It goes through the whole process of the project construction.Whether risks of overseas engineering project can be controlled scientifically and effectively is significant to realize objectives of cost, progress and quality control for example.After the current status of overseas engineering projects managed by domestic enterprises is analyzed, in the pa-per, the risk control organization of overseas engineering project is designed based on the theory of the project management organization struc-ture.Furthermore, team management and safety guard measures for risk control of overseas engineering project are raised to secure the effi-cient operation of the risk management organization of overseas engineering project.%风险管理是项目管理的重要环节,它贯穿项目建设的始终,能否对国际工程承包项目实行科学有效的风险管理,对于成功实现项目成本、进度、质量等目标具有重要的现实意义。就目前国内企业对国际工程项目管理现状进行了分析后,依据项目管理组织结构理论,设计了国际工程项目的风险管理组织。为保证国际工程项目风险管理组织高效有序的工作,提出了国际工程项目风险团队管理的保障措施。

  20. 海外新华侨华人社团与国家"软实力"建设研究%Research on New Overseas Chinese Associations andthe Construction of "soft power"

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    衣长军

    2016-01-01

    以康奈尔大学修改蔡英文当选台湾地区领导人报道为例,分析海外新华侨华人社团在塑造国家形象,传播中华文化,提升国际话语权以及改善国际舆论环境,维护国家尊严与主权等方面具有独特价值,提出布局顶层设计,构建协同机制;主动服务引导侨团融入主流社会;培育文化认同,凝聚族群意识以及涵养侨务资源,维护华侨华人权益,从而不断优化完善海外新华侨华人社团在国家"软实力"建设中的有效路径.%Taken Cornell University modify elected Taiwan leader Ying-wen Cai to report as an example,the study analysis the new overseas Chinese Associations has a unique value on shaping the image of the country,spreading Chinese culture,enhancing the international discourse power,improving the international public opinion environment,safeguarding national dignity and sovereignty,etc.Then,proposes layout of top-level design and construction of Cooperation Mechanism;next actively services overseas compatriot boot into mainstream society,fosters cultural identity,coheres ethnic awareness and unites Overseas Chinese resources and safeguards the interests of overseas Chinese.So as to continuously improve the optimization of new overseas Chinese associations in the country "soft power "construction of a valid path.

  1. The power of living things: Living memorials as therapeutic landscapes

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    Heather L. McMillen; Lindsay K. Campbell; Erika S. Svendsen

    2017-01-01

    In response to the events of 11 September 2001 (9/11), many communities came together to create living memorials. Many living memorials were established near the crash sites, but others were created across the United States from urban to rural areas, with designs ranging from entire forests to single trees. They were created by surviving family members, supporters of...

  2. Lives Worth Living: Religious Education and Social Movements

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    Ayres, Jennifer R.

    2013-01-01

    When people of faith participate in movements for social change, how are their religious and moral identities formed, challenged, and transformed? Although they have explicit and tangible goals as they participate in advocacy, protest, and boycotts, religious social activists also, James Jasper argues, craft "lives worth living" (1997).…

  3. Solo Living - the meaning of home for persons living alone

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    Christensen, Toke Haunstrup

    Like in other countries, the number of people living in one-person households is growing in Denmark. The share of Danes living alone has increased from 9.1% in 1981 to 16.1% in 2006, and the increase is particularly marked for persons aged 30 to 60 years (the "middle-aged"). This raises...... the analytical question of how middle-aged persons who are living alone experience and shape their dwelling and integrate it into their everyday practices. This paper discusses this question on the basis of qualitative interviews with middle-aged Danes living alone. The preliminary results from the study show...... that solo livers to a great extent experience and use their dwellings in ways similar to persons living in multi-person households. However, differences are also observed. Firstly, all interviewed solo livers emphasize independence from others as important. Several of the informants have had negative...

  4. 国内外电气防火检测规范比较及分析%Comparison and Analysis of Domestic and Overseas Electrical Fireproofing Inspection Code

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    任长宁

    2011-01-01

    This paper analyzes and compares the provisions on electrical fireproofing inspect items, test methods, protective devices and construction technology in domestic and overseas standards and codes, and explains thin conductor connecting method, on-site inspection of circuit voltage drop, the use of arc fault circuit interrupter, etc.%分析对比国内外标准规范中涉及的电气防火检测项目、检测方法、保护电器、施工工艺等的规定。并针对细导线接续方法、现场检测线路压降、电弧故障断路器的使用等问题进行了说明。

  5. Overseas Coal Gasification Equipment Technology and Its Application in China%国外煤气化设备技术及在中国的应用

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    钱伯章

    2016-01-01

    对几种煤气化炉炉型进行了技术对比。论述了煤气化技术的选用原则。分析了我国煤气化技术装备需要解决的一些问题。通过实例较详细地介绍了国外煤气化技术在中国的应用。%The technical comparison between different types of the coal gasification furnaces is presented and the selection principal of the coal gasification technology is discussed. Furthermore, the unsolved problems in the coal gasification equipment of Chinese enterprises are analyzed. The applications of the overseas coal gasification technology in China are introduced through case study.

  6. 韩国学生汉语学习焦虑状况研究%Research on Chinese Learning Anxiety of South Korean Overseas Students

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    李泽

    2016-01-01

    最近几年,随着中国国力的不断增强,许多母语非汉语的学生将汉语作为自己的第二外语。尤其是和中国共处东亚文化圈的韩国,几乎每所大学都开设了中文专业。在中国尤其是东北地区,学习汉语的韩国留学生居在华留学生数量的首位。虽然处于相同的文化圈,但韩国学生在学习汉语的过程中仍有比较严重的焦虑状况。通过研究外语学习焦虑并将此作为心理学基础和理论基础,通过近年来中国对外汉语教学界对于汉语学习焦虑状况的研究,分析对韩国学生汉语学习焦虑状况的调查的结果,探究韩国学生汉语学习焦虑状况的成因与学习动机、汉语水平、其他外语学习经历的密切关系,并且根据造成焦虑的成因提出教学建议,以期减轻韩国学生学习汉语的焦虑状况,提高汉语水平和学习效率。%In recent years,with the national power of China increasing,many students whose mother tongue is not Chinese regard Chinese as their second foreign language. Particularly in South Korea which shares the cultural circle of East Asia,almost every univer-sity establishes the Chinese major. In China,especially in the northeast region,overseas students leaning Chinese top the list of the to-tal number of overseas students in China. Although sharing the same cultural circle,South Korean overseas students still suffer anxiety in the process of Chinese learning. Based on foreign language learning anxiety and taking it as the psychological and theoretical founda-tion,and the research on Chinese learning anxiety in TCFL( Chinese as a Foreign Language)field in recent years,this paper analyzes the investigation results of Chinese learning anxiety of South Korean overseas students,explore the intimate relationship between the reasons for their Chinese learning anxiety and leaning motivation,Chinese level and experience of learning other foreign languages and proposes

  7. 基于VB.net的海外人士资料库系统%Overseas stuff Information System Based on Vb.net and Access

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    张胜

    2012-01-01

      In this paper, we made the Overseas stuff information system by using the tools of vb.net and access2003. We use ado.net to connect with the database. To realize the function of flexible Retrieving data from database, we use T-SQL state⁃ments nimbly. This program is based on existing template. Finally, we can see the great flexibility in making the little table ap⁃plication system by using winforms.%  该文使用VS2008及ACCESS2003制作人员资料库管理系统,通过ADO.NET实现对数据库的连接,通过灵活使用SQL语句实现灵活查找功能,可看到WINFORMS编程对制作小型桌面应用系统有一定的灵活性.

  8. On the differences between China classroom and overseas students classroom%浅析中国课堂与留学生课堂的差异

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    张玉

    2014-01-01

    With the increasing of overseas students in China, at present, our country needs a large number of high-quality talents to make up for the shortage of foreign language teachers. However, accustomed to the Chinese education, how we adapt to the teaching and management of students has become the focus of this position.%随着来华留学生的增加,目前我国需要大量高素质人才来弥补对外汉语教师不足的情况。然而,习惯于中式教育的我们如何适应对留学生的教学与管理成为了即将走上此岗位人士的重点讨论话题。

  9. The proposal for reliability improvement of emergency diesel engines through the evaluation of the maintenance program and overseas cases for their applications

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    Jeong, H. J.; Zee, M. H.; Choi, G. H.; Hong, S. R. [Korea Electric Power Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of); Jeo, G. H. [Korea Maritime Univ., Busan (Korea, Republic of); Ahn, S. K. [Pukyong National Univ., Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2003-10-01

    The failure frequency of the Emergency Diesel Generator(EDG) at Nuclear Power Plants(NPPs) is not so much lower than that of the Marine engines, whereas the running hours of the diesel engine at NPPs is much less than those of the engines for commercial service. The primary factor results from the severe surveillance test requirements such as fast start, large number of starting test, fast load-run, high load running, etc. The other factor comes from the excessive maintenance based on the engine maker's instruction manual that did not incorporate the peculiar characteristics of the diesel engines at NPPs. In this paper, the present preventive maintenance program on the basis of the Pielstick diesel engines was reviewed for the purpose of securing the reliability of the emergency diesel generator at NPPs and the ways for its improvement were presented by referring to the overseas cases for their applications.

  10. The living publication

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    Terwilliger, Thomas C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-04

    Within the ICSTI Insights Series we offer three articles on the 'living publication' that is already available to practitioners in the important field of crystal structure determination and analysis. While the specific examples are drawn from this particular field, we invite readers to draw parallels in their own fields of interest. The first article describes the present state of the crystallographic living publication, already recognized by an ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) Award for Publishing Innovation in 2006. The second article describes the potential impact on the record of science as greater post-publication analysis becomes more common within currently accepted data deposition practices, using processed diffraction data as the starting point. The third article outlines a vision for the further improvement of crystallographic structure reports within potentially achievable enhanced data deposition practices, based upon raw (unprocessed) diffraction data. The IUCr in its Commissions and Journals has for many years emphasized the importance of publications being accompanied by data and the interpretation of the data in terms of atomic models. This has been followed as policy by numerous other journals in the field and its cognate disciplines. This practice has been well served by databases and archiving institutions such as the Protein Data Bank (PDB), the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), and the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD). Normally the models that are archived are interpretations of the data, consisting of atomic coordinates with their displacement parameters, along with processed diffraction data from X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction studies. In our current online age, a reader can not only consult the printed word, but can display and explore the results with molecular graphics software of exceptional quality. Furthermore, the routine availability of processed diffraction

  11. Probiotics: "living drugs".

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    Elmer, G W

    2001-06-15

    The uses, mechanisms of action, and safety of probiotics are discussed. Probiotics are live microorganisms or microbial mixtures administered to improve the patient's microbial balance, particularly the environment of the gastrointestinal tract and the vagina. The yeast Saccharomyces boulardii and the bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus, strain GG, have shown efficacy in clinical trials for the prevention of antimicrobial-associated diarrhea. Other probiotics that have demonstrated at least some promise as prophylaxis for this type of diarrhea are Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum, and Enterococcus faecium. The use of S. boulardii as an adjunctive treatment to therapy with metronidazole or vancomycin has been found in controlled studies to decrease further recurrences of Clostridium difficile-associated disease. Other gastrointestinal disorders for which probiotics have been studied include traveler's diarrhea, acute infantile diarrhea, and acute diarrhea in adults. Several Lactobacillus species given in yogurt or in tablet or suppository form have shown clinical efficacy as a treatment for vaginal infections. Lactobacillus strains have also been examined as a treatment for urinary-tract infections. Putative mechanisms of action of probiotics include production of pathogen-inhibitory substances, inhibition of pathogen attachment, inhibition of the action of microbial toxins, stimulation of immunoglobulin A, and trophic effects on intestinal mucosa. The available probiotics are considered nonpathogenic, but even benign microorganisms can be infective when a patient is severely debilitated or immunosuppressed. Probiotics have demonstrated an ability to prevent and treat some infections. Effective use of probiotics could decrease patients' exposure to antimicrobials. Additional controlled studies are needed to clearly define the safety and efficacy of these agents.

  12. Viruses as living processes.

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    Dupré, John; Guttinger, Stephan

    2016-10-01

    The view that life is composed of distinct entities with well-defined boundaries has been undermined in recent years by the realisation of the near omnipresence of symbiosis. What had seemed to be intrinsically stable entities have turned out to be systems stabilised only by the interactions between a complex set of underlying processes (Dupré, 2012). This has not only presented severe problems for our traditional understanding of biological individuality but has also led some to claim that we need to switch to a process ontology to be able adequately to understand biological systems. A large group of biological entities, however, has been excluded from these discussions, namely viruses. Viruses are usually portrayed as stable and distinct individuals that do not fit the more integrated and collaborative picture of nature implied by symbiosis. In this paper we will contest this view. We will first discuss recent findings in virology that show that viruses can be 'nice' and collaborate with their hosts, meaning that they form part of integrated biological systems and processes. We further offer various reasons why viruses should be seen as processes rather than things, or substances. Based on these two claims we will argue that, far from serving as a counterexample to it, viruses actually enable a deeper understanding of the fundamentally interconnected and collaborative nature of nature. We conclude with some reflections on the debate as to whether viruses should be seen as living, and argue that there are good reasons for an affirmative answer to this question. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. The living publication

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    Terwilliger, Thomas C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-04

    Within the ICSTI Insights Series we offer three articles on the 'living publication' that is already available to practitioners in the important field of crystal structure determination and analysis. While the specific examples are drawn from this particular field, we invite readers to draw parallels in their own fields of interest. The first article describes the present state of the crystallographic living publication, already recognized by an ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) Award for Publishing Innovation in 2006. The second article describes the potential impact on the record of science as greater post-publication analysis becomes more common within currently accepted data deposition practices, using processed diffraction data as the starting point. The third article outlines a vision for the further improvement of crystallographic structure reports within potentially achievable enhanced data deposition practices, based upon raw (unprocessed) diffraction data. The IUCr in its Commissions and Journals has for many years emphasized the importance of publications being accompanied by data and the interpretation of the data in terms of atomic models. This has been followed as policy by numerous other journals in the field and its cognate disciplines. This practice has been well served by databases and archiving institutions such as the Protein Data Bank (PDB), the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), and the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD). Normally the models that are archived are interpretations of the data, consisting of atomic coordinates with their displacement parameters, along with processed diffraction data from X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction studies. In our current online age, a reader can not only consult the printed word, but can display and explore the results with molecular graphics software of exceptional quality. Furthermore, the routine availability of processed diffraction

  14. Research of Personnel Localization of Our Overseas Companies%我国境外企业人员当地化研究

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    王小伟; 舒清; 王佳

    2015-01-01

    Research on our ten years of foreign enterprises overseas investment practice shows personnel localization plays a positive economic and social effects on overseas companies and exhibits such efforts to hire local employees and attention to material incentives and growth of local staff as characteristics.At the same time, there have been some problems, for example, the weaker recognition for the enterprise culture of the lo-cal staff, the“glass ceiling effect” and the higher turnover rate.Therefore, this paper proposes some solutions including constructing international corporate culture , expanding the scale of recruitment, holding related training and learning, optimizing combination of salaries and benefits, accelerating promotion and so on.%我国境外企业十多年的境外投资实践表明,人员当地化为境外企业自身带来了积极的经济和社会效应。然而,在出当地员工聘用力度增大、重视当地员工的物质激励和成长学习的同时,这些企业也存在当地员工对企业文化的认同感不强、“玻璃天花板效应”及离职率较高等问题。对此,提出了解决的对策,包括营建国际化管理的企业文化、扩大招聘规模、开展培训与学习、优化薪酬福利组合、加速晋升通道等。

  15. Overseas Consumers` Cognitive about Chinese Brands and Environment%中国品牌与环境的海外消费者认知

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    舒咏平; 戴世福; 饶鉴

    2016-01-01

    In order to enter the international market,Chinese brands need to understand the overseas consumers for Chinese brands and Chinese brands development environment cognitive, so a questionnaire survey is conducted in this research. The survey data show that overseas con⁃sumers on the Chinese brand image recognition, and certainly a cost-effective, innovative and other positive side, but also pointed out the insufficient quality and intellectual property; and in the cognitive aspects of brand development environment,they are certainly our country’s superi⁃or social system, positive humanistic tradition and other favorable factors, but also pointed out the lack of environmental and regulatory issues.%中国品牌要走向国际市场,需了解海外消费者对于中国品牌以及中国品牌发展环境的认知,为此研究进行了问卷调查。调查数据表明,海外消费者对中国品牌形象的认知,肯定了富有性价比、富有创新等积极的一面,也指出了品质与知识产权等方面的不足;对品牌发展环境认知,则肯定了我国优胜的社会制度、积极的人文传统等有利因素,但也指出了环境与监管方面的不足。

  16. 国外旅游目的地品牌研究述评%Literature Review of Overseas Tourism Destination Brand Research

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    马建峰; 杨芳

    2015-01-01

    国外将品牌理论运用到旅游目的地研究始于20世纪90年代,并成为国外学者研究的热点。旅游目的地品牌管理有助于目的地对自身进行重新审视、准确定位,同时也是实现与竞争者进行差异化目标的重要营销工具。本文通过对近些年国外有关旅游目的地品牌研究相关文献进行系统回顾、分析,从旅游目的地品牌构建、旅游目的地品牌化、旅游目的地品牌利益相关者、旅游目的地品牌运营及旅游目的地品牌效应评价五个方面做出归纳、总结,以期为国内旅游目的地品牌研究与管理提供借鉴。%Applying brand theory to the study on tourism destination has been always hot issues for overseas scholars since 1990s. Tourism destination branding management is a significant marketing tool which can bring about effective identification internally,achie⁃ving differentiation with external competitors. Systematically reviewing and analyzing recent overseas tourism destination brand litera⁃tures, this paper makes conclusion and evaluation of the tourism destination brand construction, branding, brand stakeholders, brand operation, branding performance evaluation to provide reference for domestic tourism destination brand research and management.

  17. On Code-Switching in Job Interview for Overseas Students Returnees%海归留学生面试话语的语码转换研究

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    唐奇; 王晓燕; 罗策艳

    2014-01-01

    Code-switching (CS)is a complicated linguistic phenomenon.This paper analyzes CS from the per-spective of interactive sociolinguistics and conversational analysis theory in qualitative and quantitative methods. The data is collected among overseas students under the context of job interview.After the analysis of the data,it is found that overseas students adopt much more CS in interviews;most of the embedded words are nouns and the main reasons for CS are accessibility of words,choice of strategies and markers.%机构话语中的语码转换现象是一种较为复杂的语言现象。在会话分析和互动社会语言学的理论基础上,采用定性和定量相结合的方法,对一组海归留学生的求职面试话语中的语码转换现象进行实证研究。结果发现:海归留学生使用语码转换的频次远高于国内高校毕业生,前者的语言能力和策略能力比后者强;绝大多数的嵌入语为名词成分;语码转换产生的主要原因有词汇的可及性、策略选择和标记性选择。

  18. China listed company overseas acquits ion performance analysis%中国上市公司海外并购绩效分析

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    徐静

    2012-01-01

    This study,using a sample of 210 Chinese listed companies' data,which take cross-border MA between 2005-2009,examines the performance change of the acquiring firms from post-merger period to pre-merger period.Using accounting indicators analysis to analyse the long term performance of the companies,we find that the overall samples' performances have suggested an insignificantly decrease.Additionally,the study suggests that it would be easier for Chinese companies to merge with enterprises in Hong Kong and Taiwan than with pure overseas companies.In conclusion,depending on their practical circumstances,Chinese companies have to be very cautious with every step in acquiring overseas companies,starting from the easiest one,in order to improve success rate.%本文利用2005~2009年间进行海外并购的210家中国上市公司的数据,检验了我国上市公司进行海外并购前后绩效的变化情况。利用会计指标法研究公司并购后的长期绩效发现,并购后整体样本绩效出现了不显著的先降后升的情况。另外,对港澳台资企业的并购比对单纯的外国企业的并购更容易取得成功。结合企业面临的现实条件,中国企业对待海外并购应抱审慎的态度,先易后难,以提高成功率。

  19. Introduction: Teaching Black Lives Matter

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    Paula Austin

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available An introduction to Radical Teacher, Issue 106: Teaching Black Lives Matter. This issue brings together a diverse collection of articles exploring educator’s responses, strategies, and stories on how #BlackLivesMatter has informed their teaching practice, the content of their courses, and their personal relationship to colleagues, family, friends, and self.

  20. Where Plumes Live

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    King, S. D.

    2004-12-01

    From the perspective of fluid dynamics, `Plumes or not?' might be the wrong question. Let me begin by defining a few terms. Plume with a `P' is the well-known thermal structure with thin (order 100 km) tail and large, bulbous head that originates at the core-mantle boundary. The thin tail/large, bulbous-head morphology has been generated in a number of laboratory and numerical experiments. It can be seen, for example, on the cover of the famous fluid dynamics text by Batchelor. There is a clearly-defined range of parameters for which this structure is the preferred solution for instabilities arising from a bottom boundary layer in a convecting fluid. For example, a strong temperature-dependent rheology is needed. By contrast, plume with a `p' is any cylindrical or quasi-cylindrical instability originating from a thermal (or thermo-chemical) boundary layer. In fluid dynamics plume is sometimes used interchangeable with jet. Unless there is a very small temperature drop across the core-mantle boundary or a rather remarkable balance between temperature and composition at the base of the mantle, there are almost certainly plumes. (Note the little p.) Are these plumes the thermal structures with thin (order 100 km) tails and large bulbous heads or could they be broad, hot regions such as the degree 2 pattern seen in global seismic tomography images of the lower mantle, or the disconnected droplets seen in chaotic convection? To study this question, I will present a sequence of numerical `experiments' that illustrate the morphology of instabilities from a basal thermal boundary layer, i.e., plumes. Some of the aspects I will present include: spherical geometry, temperature-and pressure-dependence of rheology, internal heating, pressure-dependent coefficient of thermal expansion, variable coefficient of thermal diffusivity, phase transformations, and compositional layering at the base of the mantle. The goal is to map out the parameters and conditions where Plumes live