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  1. Salivary Proteins of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae)

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    Cooper, WRodney; Nicholson, Scott J; Puterka, Gary J

    2013-01-01

    .... Improved knowledge of L. hesperus salivary proteins could lead to a better understanding of Lygus-host interactions, and aid in the development of crops that are resistant or tolerant to injury caused by Lygus spp...

  2. Disinfestation of Beauveria bassiana from adult Lygus hesperus using ultraviolet-C radiation

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    The western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus Knight, is an important pest of crops in the western U.S. Research on the basic biology of L. hesperus often relies on access to healthy insects, which are typically provided through laboratory cultures. However, maintenance of colony vigor often req...

  3. Potential transmission of Pantoea spp. and Serratia marcescens (Enterobacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) to plants by Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae)

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    Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae) is a key agricultural pest in the western United States. In a recent study, proteins from Pantoea ananatis and Serratia marcescens (Enterobacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) were identified in diet that was stylet-probed and fed upon by L. hesperus adults. P...

  4. An immunological approach to quantify consumption of protein-tagged Lygus hesperus by the entire cotton predator assemblage

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    A new method for post-mortem quantification of predation on prey items marked with protein antigens is described. First, short-term protein marking retention tests were conducted on the targeted prey, immature Lygus hesperus Knight (Heteroptera: Miridae). Chicken IgG, rabbit IgG, or soy milk protein...

  5. Regulatory roles of biogenic amines and juvenile hormone in the reproductive behavior of the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus)

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    Mating induces behavioral and physiological changes in the plant bug Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae). Males enter a post-mating refractory period, lasting 24 hrs, during which they replenish the contents of their accessory glands and seminal vesicles. Females experience a similar loss of ...

  6. Effects of irrigation levels on interactions among Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae), insecticides, and predators in cotton.

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    Asiimwe, Peter; Naranjo, Steven E; Ellsworth, Peter C

    2014-04-01

    Variation in plant quality and natural enemy abundance plays an important role in insect population dynamics. In manipulative field studies, we evaluated the impact of varying irrigation levels and insecticide type on densities of Lygus hesperus Knight and the arthropod predator community in cotton. Three watering levels were established via irrigations timed according to three levels of percent soil water depletion (SWD): 20, 40, or 60, where 40% SWD is considered standard grower practice, 60% represents a deficit condition likely to impose plant productivity losses, and 20% represents surplus conditions with likely consequences on excessive vegetative plant production. The two key L. hesperus insecticides used were the broad-spectrum insecticide acephate and the selective insecticide flonicamid, along with an untreated check. We hypothesized that densities of L. hesperus and its associated predators would be elevated at higher irrigation levels and that insecticides would differentially impact L. hesperus and predator dynamics depending on their selectivity. L. hesperus were more abundant at the higher irrigation level (20% SWD) but the predator densities were unaffected by irrigation levels. Both L. hesperus and its predators were affected by the selectivity of the insecticide with highest L. hesperus densities and lowest predator abundance where the broad spectrum insecticide (acephate) was used. There were no direct interactions between irrigation level and insecticides, indicating that insecticide effects on L. hesperus and its predators were not influenced by the irrigation levels used here. The implications of these findings on the overall ecology of insect-plant dynamics and yield in cotton are discussed.

  7. Morphology and histology of the alimentary canal of Lygus hesperus (Heteroptera: Cimicomoropha: Miridae)

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    Habibi, J.; Coudron, T.A.; Backus, E.A.; Brandt, S.L.; Wagner, R.M.; Wright, M.K.; Huesing, J.E.

    2008-01-01

    Microdissection and transverse semithin sections were used to perform a light microscopy survey of the gross morphology and cellular anatomy of the alimentary canal, respectively, of Lygus hesperus Knight, a key pest of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), and other crops. The gross morphology of the alimentary canal showed a relatively unadorned tube compared with other hemipterans, with variably shaped compartments and one small diverticulum. However, the epithelial cell anatomy of the gut was relatively complex, with the midgut having the most diverse structure and cell types. The midgut was typical of the "Lygus-type gut" seen in the older literature, i.e., it consisted of three major regions, the first (descending), second (ascending), and third (descending) ventriculi, with different variants of three major epithelial cell types in each region. Our light microscopy (LM) study suggests that the three cell types are nondifferentiated regenerative cells (which sparsely occurred throughout the midgut but were abundant in the anterior region of the first ventriculus), endocrine cells, and columnar cells. Although the Lygus gut cells strongly resemble those cell types seen in other insects, their identification should be confirmed via transmission electron microscopy to be considered definitive. These cell types differed in the size and opacity of vesicles, geometry of cell surface in the gut lumen, and size, shape, and concentration of brush-border microvilli and location within the gut. Comparison of gut structure in L. hesperus with that of other hemipterans, especially in relation to hemipteran phylogeny and feeding strategies, is discussed.

  8. Molecular Cloning and Characterization of G Alpha Proteins from the Western Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus hesperus

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    J. Joe Hull

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The Gα subunits of heterotrimeric G proteins play critical roles in the activation of diverse signal transduction cascades. However, the role of these genes in chemosensation remains to be fully elucidated. To initiate a comprehensive survey of signal transduction genes, we used homology-based cloning methods and transcriptome data mining to identity Gα subunits in the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus Knight. Among the nine sequences identified were single variants of the Gαi, Gαo, Gαs, and Gα12 subfamilies and five alternative splice variants of the Gαq subfamily. Sequence alignment and phylogenetic analyses of the putative L. hesperus Gα subunits support initial classifications and are consistent with established evolutionary relationships. End-point PCR-based profiling of the transcripts indicated head specific expression for LhGαq4, and largely ubiquitous expression, albeit at varying levels, for the other LhGα transcripts. All subfamilies were amplified from L. hesperus chemosensory tissues, suggesting potential roles in olfaction and/or gustation. Immunohistochemical staining of cultured insect cells transiently expressing recombinant His-tagged LhGαi, LhGαs, and LhGαq1 revealed plasma membrane targeting, suggesting the respective sequences encode functional G protein subunits.

  9. Lygus hesperus (Heteroptera: Miridae) tolerates high concentrations of dietary nickel

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    ROBERT S. BOYD

    2007-01-01

    Nickel hyperaccumulator plants contain unusually elevated levels of Ni (> 1 000 μg Ni/g). Some insect herbivores, including Lygus hesperus (Western tarnished plant bug), have been observed feeding on the California Ni hyperaccumulator Streptanthus polygaloides. This bug may be able to utilize S. polygaloides as a host either through its feeding behavior or by physiological tolerance of Ni. This experiment determined the Ni tolerance of L. hesperus by offering insects artificial diet amended with 0,0.4, 1, 2, 4.5,10, 20 and 40 mmol Ni/L and recording survival. Survival varied due to Ni concentration, with diets containing 10 mmol Ni/L and greater resulting in significantly lower survival compared to the control (0 mmol Ni/L) treatment. Insects tolerated diet containing as much as 4.5 mmol Ni/L, a relatively elevated Ni concentration. I conclude that L. hesperus can feed on S. polygaloides because it is Ni-tolerant, probably due to physiological mechanisms that provide it with resistance to plant chemical defenses including elemental defenses such as hyperaccumulated Ni.

  10. Potential transmission of Pantoea spp. and Serratia marcescens (Enterobacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) to plants by Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae).

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    Cooper, W Rodney; Nicholson, Scott J; Puterka, Gary J

    2014-02-01

    Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae) is a key agricultural pest in the western United States. In a recent study, proteins from Pantoea ananatis and Serratia marcescens (Enterobacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) were identified in diet that was stylet probed and fed on by L. hesperus adults. P. ananatis and S. marcescens are ubiquitous bacteria that infect a wide range of crops. The objective of our study was to determine whether L. hesperus transfer P. ananatis and S. marcescens to food substrates during stylet-probing activities. Sucrose (5%) was spread under parafilm and exposed to adult L. hesperus for 24 h. Diet similarly prepared but not exposed to insects was used for controls. MacConkey agar was inoculated with stylet-probed or control diets and incubated at 25 degrees C. After 24 h, bacterial colonies were observed on agar that was inoculated with stylet-probed diet, but were not observed on agar inoculated with control diet. Isolated bacterial colonies were putatively identified as either Pantoea spp. or S. marcescens using the API 20e identification kit. These results indicate that L. hesperus is capable of vectoring P. ananatis and S. marcescens.

  11. Prediction of a peptidome for the western tarnished plant bug Lygus hesperus.

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    Christie, Andrew E; Hull, J Joe; Richer, Josh A; Geib, Scott M; Tassone, Erica E

    2017-03-01

    Many strategies for controlling insect pests require an understanding of their hormonal signaling agents, peptides being the largest and most diverse single class of these molecules. Lygus hesperus is a pest species of particular concern, as it is responsible for significant damage to a wide variety of commercially important plant crops. At present, little is known about the peptide hormones of L. hesperus. Here, transcriptomic data were used to predict a peptidome for L. hesperus. Fifty-three L. hesperus transcripts encoding peptide precursors were identified, with a subset amplified by PCR for sequence verification. The proteins deduced from these transcripts allowed for the prediction of a 119-sequence peptidome for L. hesperus. The predicted peptides include isoforms of allatostatin A, allatostatin B (AST-B), allatostatin C, allatotropin, bursicon, CCHamide, corazonin, crustacean cardioactive peptide, crustacean hyperglycemic hormone/ion transport peptide, diuretic hormone 31, GSEFLamide, insulin-like peptide, myosuppressin, neuroparsin, neuropeptide F, orcokinin, orcomyotropin, pyrokinin, short neuropeptide F, SIFamide, sulfakinin and tachykinin-related peptide. Of note were several isoforms of AST-B that possess -WX7Wamide carboxyl-termini rather than the stereotypical -WX6Wamide (e.g., KWQDMQNPGWamide), an allatotropin ending in -SARGFamide rather than -TARGFamide (GLKNGPLNSARGFamide), a GSEFLamide ending in -GTEFLamide (TVGTEFLamide), several orcokinins with PMDEIDR- rather than NFDEIDR- amino-termini (e.g., PMDEIDRAGFTHFV), and an eight rather than 12 amino acid long isoform of SIFamide (PPFNGSIFamide). Collectively, the L. hesperus peptidome predicted here provides a resource for initiating physiological investigations of peptidergic signaling in this species, including studies directed at the biological control of this agricultural pest.

  12. Characterization of an EPG waveform library for pre-reproductive adult Lygus lineolaris and L. hesperus feeding on cotton squares

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    Tarnished plant bugs, Lygus lineolaris and L. hesperus, are among the most important pests affecting production of cotton in the mid-southern and western United States, respectively. Previous studies have focused on feeding damage to cotton reproductive structures from destructive enzymatic saliva. ...

  13. Transcriptome-based identification of ABC transporters in the western tarnished plant bug Lygus hesperus.

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    J Joe Hull

    Full Text Available ATP-binding cassette (ABC transporters are a large superfamily of proteins that mediate diverse physiological functions by coupling ATP hydrolysis with substrate transport across lipid membranes. In insects, these proteins play roles in metabolism, development, eye pigmentation, and xenobiotic clearance. While ABC transporters have been extensively studied in vertebrates, less is known concerning this superfamily in insects, particularly hemipteran pests. We used RNA-Seq transcriptome sequencing to identify 65 putative ABC transporter sequences (including 36 full-length sequences from the eight ABC subfamilies in the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus, a polyphagous agricultural pest. Phylogenetic analyses revealed clear orthologous relationships with ABC transporters linked to insecticide/xenobiotic clearance and indicated lineage specific expansion of the L. hesperus ABCG and ABCH subfamilies. The transcriptional profile of 13 LhABCs representative of the ABCA, ABCB, ABCC, ABCG, and ABCH subfamilies was examined across L. hesperus development and within sex-specific adult tissues. All of the transcripts were amplified from both reproductively immature and mature adults and all but LhABCA8 were expressed to some degree in eggs. Expression of LhABCA8 was spatially localized to the testis and temporally timed with male reproductive development, suggesting a potential role in sexual maturation and/or spermatozoa protection. Elevated expression of LhABCC5 in Malpighian tubules suggests a possible role in xenobiotic clearance. Our results provide the first transcriptome-wide analysis of ABC transporters in an agriculturally important hemipteran pest and, because ABC transporters are known to be important mediators of insecticidal resistance, will provide the basis for future biochemical and toxicological studies on the role of this protein family in insecticide resistance in Lygus species.

  14. Identification of Lygus hesperus by DNA barcoding reveals insignificant levels of genetic structure among distant and habitat diverse populations.

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    Changqing Zhou

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The western tarnished plant bug Lygus hesperus is an economically important pest that belongs to a complex of morphologically similar species that makes identification problematic. The present study provides evidence for the use of DNA barcodes from populations of L. hesperus from the western United States of America for accurate identification. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This study reports DNA barcodes for 134 individuals of the western tarnished plant bug from alfalfa and strawberry agricultural fields in the western United States of America. Sequence divergence estimates of <3% reveal that morphologically variable individuals presumed to be L. hesperus were accurately identified. Paired estimates of F(st and subsequent estimates of gene flow show that geographically distinct populations of L. hesperus are genetically similar. Therefore, our results support and reinforce the relatively recent (<100 years migration of the western tarnished plant bug into agricultural habitats across the western United States. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: This study reveals that despite wide host plant usage and phenotypically plastic morphological traits, the commonly recognized western tarnished plant bug belongs to a single species, Lygus hesperus. In addition, no significant genetic structure was found for the geographically diverse populations of western tarnished plant bug used in this study.

  15. Identification of the western tarnished plant bug (lygus hesperus) olfactory co-receptor orco: expression profile and confirmation of atypical membrane topology

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    Lygus hesperus (western tarnished plant bug) is an agronomically important pest species of numerous cropping systems. Similar to other insects, a critical component underlying behaviors is the perception and discrimination of olfactory cues. Consequently, the molecular basis of olfaction in this spe...

  16. Dispersion, distribution and movement of Lygus spp.(Hemiptera:Miridae)in trap-cropped organic strawberries

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    Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a highly attractive plant host to Lygus spp. and is used as a trap crop in California organic strawberries to influence the dispersion and dispersal of these pests, particularly L. hesperus. The abundance and distribution of Lygus spp. nymphs between two trap crops s...

  17. Characterization of an EPG waveform library for Lygus spp. on cotton squares

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    Lygus hesperus and L. lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae) are economically important pests affecting production of cotton in the western and mid-southern USA, respectively. Lygus feeding damage varies with instar; young nymphs are cell-rupture feeders performing laceration and maceration of plant tissue...

  18. Distributed Knight

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    Hansen, Klaus Marius; Damm, Christian Heide

    2005-01-01

    An extension of Knight (2005) that support distributed synchronous collaboration implemented using type-based publish/subscribe......An extension of Knight (2005) that support distributed synchronous collaboration implemented using type-based publish/subscribe...

  19. Sex pheromone component ratios and mating isolation among three Lygus plant bug species of North America

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    Byers, John A.; Fefer, Daniela; Levi-Zada, Anat

    2013-12-01

    The plant bugs Lygus hesperus, Lygus lineolaris, and Lygus elisus (Hemiptera: Miridae) are major pests of many agricultural crops in North America. Previous studies suggested that females release a sex pheromone attractive to males. Other studies showed that males and females contain microgram amounts of ( E)-4-oxo-2-hexenal, hexyl butyrate, and ( E)-2-hexenyl butyrate that are emitted as a defense against predators. Using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, we found that female L. lineolaris and L. elisus have a 4:10 ratio of hexyl butyrate to ( E)-2-hexenyl butyrate that is reversed from the 10:1 ratio in female L. hesperus (males of the three species have ~10:1 ratio). These reversed ratios among females of the species suggest a behavioral role. Because both sexes have nearly equal amounts of the major volatiles, females should release more to attract males. This expectation was supported because L. hesperus females released more hexyl butyrate (mean of 86 ng/h) during the night (1800-0700 hours) than did males (pheromone component for all three species, ( E)-2-hexenyl butyrate is essential for L. elisus and L. lineolaris, and hexyl butyrate is essential for L. hesperus. However, all three components are recognized by each species since ratios of the butyrate esters are critical for conspecific attraction and heterospecific avoidance by males and thus play a role in reproductive isolation among the three species. Because L. hesperus males and females are known to emit these major volatiles for repelling ant predators, our study links defensive allomones in Lygus bugs with an additional use as sex pheromones.

  20. The Early Sarmatian Knight

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    Yablonsky Leonid T.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available During the study of the Early Sarmatian burials in the burial mounds near Filippovka village (Ilek district, Orenburg oblast, a large quantity of weapons and accessories were found, which make it possible to reconstruct the military costume. All the armament items from the burial can be divided into two major groups: offensive and defensive. The former includes bows and arrows, slingshots, spears, stilettos and war hammers (“bec de corbin” type; the latter is represented by a helmet and two varieties of scaly armor, made of iron and bone or horn. The accessories of the military costume found include sword-belt buckles with zoomorphic images, as well as a torque and a bracelet, which apparently served as insignia. The reconstructed image of an elite Early Sarmatian warrior is somewhat similar to the appearance of a Western European knight, but the Sarmatian knight was about 2000 years older.

  1. Host plant preference of Lygus hesperus exposed to three desert-adapted industrial crops

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    The desert-adapted crops vernonia (Centrapalus pauciflorus), lesquerella (Physaria fendleri), and camelina (Camelina sativa) are being grown in the arid southwestern USA as potential feedstock for biofuel and/or other environmentally friendly products. A plant feeding choice test was conducted to de...

  2. Molecular cloning and characterization of G alpha proteins from the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus

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    The G-alpha subunits of heterotrimeric G proteins play critical roles in the activation of diverse signal transduction cascades. However, the role of these genes in chemosensation remains to be fully elucidated. To initiate a comprehensive survey of signal transduction genes, we used homology-base...

  3. Design of Knight LED system

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    Zheng, Wen; Lou, Yuna; Xiao, Zhihong

    2010-02-01

    This design introduces a used car on the design of LED decorative light strip. This LED named Knight LED. In This system we use ATMEGA8 as the Master MCU Chip. Through the microcontroller to implement the wireless remote control receiver and the LED lights of different modes of switching, different brightness control. Also we use ULN2803 as the LED driver.

  4. Biochemical characterization of digestive amylase of wheat bug ...

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    STORAGESEVER

    2009-08-04

    Aug 4, 2009 ... groups released from starch by α-amylase action are measured by the reduction .... Data were compared by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) followed by .... Lygus hesperus Knight and L. lineolaris (Palisot de. Beauvois) ...

  5. Geographically based diversity in mitochondrial DNA of North American Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae)

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    The tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), is a highly polyphagous insect pest. It is the most widely distributed Lygus species in North America, and it is the most prevalent member of the genus Lygus in the eastern half of the continent. We sampled multiple populations of L. l...

  6. GENE KNOCKDOWN IN LYGUS LINEOLARIS BY RNA INTERFERENCE

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    Three genes encoding polygalacturonase (PG) have been identified in Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Miridae: Hemiptera). Earlier studies showed that the three PG gene transcripts are exclusively expressed in the feeding stages of L. lineolaris. In an earlier report, it was shown that all thr...

  7. Comparison of alpha-amylase and protease activities of a zoophytophagous and two phytozoophagous Heteroptera.

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    Zeng, F; Cohen, A C

    2000-05-01

    To better understand the nature of facultative phytophagy in the zoophytophagous Geocoris punctipes (Say), and facultative zoophagy in phytozoophagous Lygus hesperus (Knight) and Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), we compared the activities of both the starch digesting enzyme alpha-amylase and of general proteases in these species. The alpha-amylases and proteases were demonstrated in L. hesperus, L. lineolaris and G. punctipes. The presence of alpha-amylase in the salivary gland complexes of G. punctipes indicates a disposition of this species toward utilization of nutrients that can be derived only from plants, either directly from ingestion of plant macromolecules or from second-hand ingestion of plant material from the digestive system of their prey. The alpha-amylase activity in G. punctipes was much less than those of phytozoophagous L. hesperus and L. lineolaris. The relative importance of amylolytic activity and proteolytic activity is also discussed.

  8. The knight as patient of the squire.

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    Chipman, Abram

    2005-01-01

    Many types of non-professional, non-credentialed relationships are seen by laypersons as analogous to those occuring in psychotherapy. This paper takes a leap backwards several centuries and describes two examples of one such type of interaction as portrayed in artistic masterpieces. In Miguel de Cervantes' novel, "Don Quixote," an elderly, depressed man pursues a restitutive and grandiose delusion of being a heroic knight errant. In Ingmar Bergman's film, "The Seventh Seal," a disillusioned knight returns from the Crusades to face the lethal bubonic plague, and he uses obsessional means in an attempt to outwit death. Both men are accompanied by squires who try, with varying degrees of success, to help their masters relinquish their infantile needs for omniscience and omnipotence, accept their human limitations, and deal more appropriately with their surrounding realities. The powerful and inspiring insights of both works have much to teach contemporary therapists whose patients wear more metaphorical suits of armor.

  9. Mitochondrial DNA-based genetic diversity of genus Lygus (Hemiptera: Miridae) in North America

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    The genus Lygus is widely distributed in North American and Eurasian continents. It is the most-studied genus in the family Miridae. However, very less information on the genetic diversity of this genus is available. Studying genetic variation among Lygus pest species and thereby constructing a ...

  10. Geoffrey Knight and his contribution to psychosurgery.

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    Marchi, Francesco; Vergani, Francesco; Chiavacci, Iacopo; Gullan, Richard; Ashkan, Keyoumars

    2017-04-01

    This paper retraces the fundamental achievements of Geoffrey Knight (1906-1994), a British neurosurgeon and a pioneer in the field of psychosurgery. His career developed in the 1950s and 1960s, when-following the unregulated practice of frontal lobotomies-strong criticism arose in the medical community and in the general public against psychosurgery. Geoffrey Knight's clinical research focused on identifying new, selective targets to limit the side effects of psychosurgery while improving the outcome of patients affected by mental disorders. Following the example of William Beecher Scoville, he initially developed restricted orbital undercutting as a less invasive alternative to standard frontal lobotomy. He then developed stereotactic subcaudate tractotomy, with the use of an original stereotactic device. Knight stressed the importance of the anatomy and neurophysiology of the structures targeted in subcaudate tractotomy, with particular regard to the fibers connecting the anterior cingulate region, the amygdala, the orbitofrontal cortex, and the hypothalamus. Of interest, the role of these white matter connections has been recently recognized in deep brain stimulation for major depression and anorexia nervosa. This is perhaps the most enduring legacy of Knight to the field of psychosurgery. He refined frontal leucotomies by selecting a restricted target at the center of a network that plays a crucial role in controlling mood disorders. He then developed a safe, minimally invasive stereotactic operation to reach this target. His work, well ahead of his time, still represents a valid reference on which to build future clinical experience in the modern era of neuromodulation for psychiatric diseases.

  11. Ruptures of vulnerability: Linda Stein's Knight Series.

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    Bible, Ann Vollmann

    2010-01-01

    Drawing on the work of Monique Wittig, this article understands Linda Stein's Knight Series as a lacunary writing communicating both her challenges to come to representation and her creative registration of subjectivity. The argument is grounded in an exploration of the rich interplay of power and vulnerability across the series as against the discourse of escapist fashion. Specifically, Stein's critical contradictions of inside and outside, conflated temporality, disjunctions between decoration and abstraction, and fluidity of sex and gender are examined. The discussion is elaborated through consideration of the work of Julia Kristeva, Elizabeth Grosz, and Hayao Miyazaki.

  12. 76 FR 59394 - Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project

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    2011-09-26

    ... and ancillary facilities between BPA's existing Big Eddy Substation in The Dalles, Oregon, to a proposed new Knight Substation that would be connected to an existing BPA line about 4 miles northwest of... Oregon side of the Columbia River, as described in the final EIS. For the proposed new Knight Substation...

  13. Phil Knight and the Public Purposes of Higher Education

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    Taylor, Barrett; Morphew, Christopher

    2017-01-01

    Philip H. Knight, co-founder of Nike, Inc., pledged $400 million to Stanford University last year (Gioia, 2016; Stanford University, 2016a). The gift will partially endow a $750 million fund intended to support 100 graduate students per year, with awards typically lasting for three years. The resulting Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will be the…

  14. The sources of the wealth of the Knight Templar

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    朱江

    2013-01-01

    The Knight Templar, which originated as an organization contributing to protecting of the Holy Land in 1120 in Jerusalem, had its unique historical position and influence in Medieval Europe. It is a religious military organization obedient only to the Papacy. With a large amount of wealth, Templars became an entity of economy-political power quickly. Finally, it made the Knight Templar involved deeply in the complicated beneficial network and fal into destruction. The sources of the wealth are variable.

  15. White Knights and the Corporate Governance of Hostile Takeovers

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    Calcagno, R.; Falconieri, S.

    2008-01-01

    We analyze the dynamics of takeover contests where hostile raiders compete against white knights involved by a lead blockholder of the target firm (the incumbent). We assume that the incumbent has the power to bargain with the potential bidders to set a minimum takeover price. We characterize the conditions under which a white knight wins the takeover contest despite the smaller value of its synergies as compared to those of the hostile bidder. The paper provides a new explanation for the rea...

  16. When is the Swan Knight not the Swan Knight

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    Matthews, Alastair

    2017-01-01

    Berthold von Holle wrote three thirteenth-century romances that straddle the boundary between Low and High German. This article addresses the challenges posed by his position on the northern perimeter of the medieval German literary canon. It argues against a reductive focus on Arthurian romance...... when contextualizing Berthold, describing instead an apparent reworking of the Swan Knight story in Demantin. The article thereby reassesses Berthold’s significance, proposing that research on European literatures would be better able to deal with such authors if it deployed an abstract concept...

  17. The Legacy of G. Wilson Knight

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    Raw Laurence

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available G. Wilson Knight (1897-1985 was one of the most influential Shakespearean critics of the mid-twentieth century. This piece surveys his work from 1930 until the early 1980s. Much affected by the First World War, he developed a style of criticism based on Christian principles of respect for other people and belief in an all-powerful God. Many of his most famous pieces (in THE WHEEL OF FIRE, for instance argue for human insignificance in an indifferent universe. It is up to all of us as individuals to develop methods of coping with this world. Wilson Knight’s ideas gained particular currency during the Second World War, when Britain’s very future seemed at risk due to the threat of Nazi invasion. Although much derided for his use of transcendent language—especially by his contemporary F. R. Leavis—Wilson Knight’s ideas seem to have acquired new significance in a globalized world, where individuals fight to main their identity in a technology-driven environment.

  18. PROJECTION OF KNIGHTLY AWARDS TO THE PRESENT

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    Oreshkina M. A.

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The archetypes of knights and nobility are alive and exist nowadays. The question is how this influence is carried out qualitatively and quantitatively as far as it is obvious and what ways of its influence. We will consider interaction of the medal organizations with society and penetration of their archetypes in centuries today. The fullest concept of the Award was developed now by Maxim Kalashnikov (Kucherenko Vladimir Aleksandrovich. And the purpose of it of "An award of new sword-bearers" is revival of Russia, as independent imperial state. It is possible to assume that the word "Award" turns on some mechanisms hidden in us leading to realization of its archetype, and then and its development, so to speak "germination of seeds" in centuries, and even the millennia. As the material carrier of archetypes various structures can act. For example, it can be the genetic level which is shown in a complex, multicircuit and multilevel structure of human mentality, so and a brain. It can be also field structures which accumulate information and in which a brain of the person only the send-receive device and the antenna, proceeding from that, for example, that the nature of planetary superreason is the integrated association of physical fields what in due time V.I. Vernadsky closely approached

  19. Dispersion and movement of the Lygus spp.parasitoid Peristenus relictus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in trapcropped organic strawberries

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    Alfalfa trap crops can be used to manage Lygus spp. in organic strawberries on the California Central Coast. The retention of Lygus spp. in alfalfa creates aggregated distributions that provide improved opportunities for biological control by the introduced parasitoid Peristenus relictus (Ruthe). ...

  20. Extension of geographic distribution of Chrysobrycon hesperus and C. myersi (Characiformes, Characidae, Stevardiinae for several drainages flowing into the Amazon River Basin in Peru and Colombia Extensión de la distribución geográfica de Chrysobrycon hesperus y C. myersi (Characiformes, Characidae, Stevardiinae para varios drenajes fluyendo hacia la cuenca del Amazonas en Perú y Colombia

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    Full Text Available The geographic distribution of Chrysobrycon hesperus (Böhlke and C. myersi Weitzman and Menezes is extended to new localities from the upper Amazon Basin in Peru and Colombia. Chrysobrycon hesperus is recorded for the first time for the Putumayo River Basin in Colombia.Se amplía la distribución geográfica de Chrysobrycon hesperus (Böhlke y C. myersi Weitzman y Menezes para nuevas localidades de la cuenca alta del Amazonas en Perú y Colombia. Chrysobrycon hesperus se registra por primera vez para la cuenca del río Putumayo en Colombia.

  1. The Comment on the Appeal of The Knight's Tales

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    贺小华

    2010-01-01

    @@ Geoffrey Chaucer was an English poet, his best known work is The Canterbury Tales. During which, Chaucer described the pilgrimage undertaken by people on horseback to the shrine of Archbishop Beckett at the Canterbury Cathedrale, with each tolling a story to pass the time. "The Knight'sTales" is one among those stories with exciting plot, and is full of turns and twists.

  2. Field evaluation of potential pheromone lures for Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae) in the Mid-South

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    Plant bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae) are phytophagous pests of cultivated plants around the world. In the mid-South region of the United States, Lygus lineolaris is a primary pest of cotton, and causes economic damage. Previously published research about the volatiles produced by members of the genus Lyg...

  3. Cloning and expression profiling of odorant-binding proteins in the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris

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    In insects, the perception and discrimination of odorants requires the involvement of odorant binding proteins (OBPs). To gain a better molecular understanding of olfaction in the agronomic pest, Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug), we used a transcriptomics-based approach to identify potential ...

  4. Plant Feeding in an Omnivorous Mirid, Dicyphus hesperus: Why Plant Context Matters

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    David R. Gillespie

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available True omnivores that feed on both plant and animal tissues are not additive combinations of herbivore and predator (carnivore. Because true omnivores must distribute adaptive feeding decisions among two disparate tissue types, understanding the context that plants provide for foraging is important to understand their role in food webs. We varied prey and plant resources to investigate the plant context in an omnivorous true bug, Dicyphus hesperus. The contribution of plant species to fitness was unimportant in water acquisition decisions, but affected numbers of prey consumed over longer periods. In plant communities, in the absence of prey, D. hesperus moved to plants with the highest resource quality. Unlike pure predators facing declining prey, omnivores can use a nondepleting resource to fund future foraging without paying a significant cost. However, the dual resource exploitation can also impose significant constraints when both types of resources are essential. The presence of relatively profitable plants that are spatially separate from intermediate consumer populations could provide a mechanism to promote stability within food webs with plant-feeding omnivores. The effects of context in omnivores will require adding second-order terms to the Lotka-Volterra structure to explicitly account for the kinds of interactions we have observed here.

  5. Emergent bipartiteness in a society of knights and knaves

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    Del Genio, Charo I

    2011-01-01

    We propose a simple model of a social network based on so-called knights-and-knaves puzzles. The model describes the formation of networks between two classes of agents where links are formed by agents introducing their neighbors to others of their own class. We show that if the proportion of knights and knaves is within a certain range, the network self-organizes to a perfectly bipartite state. However, if the excess of one of the two classes is greater than a threshold value, bipartiteness is not observed. We offer a detailed theoretical analysis for the behaviour of the model, investigate its behavior in the thermodynamic limit, and argue that it provides a simple example of a topology-driven model whose behaviour is strongly reminiscent of a first-order phase transitions far from equilibrium.

  6. Stephen Knight, The Politics of Myth

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    The Politics of Myth rappresenta, per alcuni versi, il punto di arrivo della carriera di Stephen Knight, professore onorario presso l’Università di Melbourne, Australia. Questo libro raccoglie il lavoro di una vita intorno al ‘mito’, rivisitato non in chiave archeologica, ma in quanto forza attiva nel nostro presente che ci permette di ripensare «the structures, values and human roles within the societies that live by and realise themselves through that culture» (1).

  7. Effects of local and landscape factors on population dynamics of a cotton pest.

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    Yves Carrière

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Many polyphagous pests sequentially use crops and uncultivated habitats in landscapes dominated by annual crops. As these habitats may contribute in increasing or decreasing pest density in fields of a specific crop, understanding the scale and temporal variability of source and sink effects is critical for managing landscapes to enhance pest control. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We evaluated how local and landscape characteristics affect population density of the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus (Knight, in cotton fields of the San Joaquin Valley in California. During two periods covering the main window of cotton vulnerability to Lygus attack over three years, we examined the associations between abundance of six common Lygus crops, uncultivated habitats and Lygus population density in these cotton fields. We also investigated impacts of insecticide applications in cotton fields and cotton flowering date. Consistent associations observed across periods and years involved abundances of cotton and uncultivated habitats that were negatively associated with Lygus density, and abundance of seed alfalfa and cotton flowering date that were positively associated with Lygus density. Safflower and forage alfalfa had variable effects, possibly reflecting among-year variation in crop management practices, and tomato, sugar beet and insecticide applications were rarely associated with Lygus density. Using data from the first two years, a multiple regression model including the four consistent factors successfully predicted Lygus density across cotton fields in the last year of the study. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Our results show that the approach developed here is appropriate to characterize and test the source and sink effects of various habitats on pest dynamics and improve the design of landscape-level pest management strategies.

  8. Knight shifts around vacancies in the 2D Heisenberg model.

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    Anfuso, Fabrizio; Eggert, Sebastian

    2006-01-13

    The local response to a uniform field around vacancies in the two-dimensional spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet is determined by numerical quantum Monte Carlo simulations as a function of temperature. It is possible to separate the Knight shifts into uniform and staggered contributions on the lattice which are analyzed and understood in detail. The contributions show interesting long- and short-range behavior that may be of relevance in NMR and susceptibility measurements. For more than one impurity, remarkable nonlinear enhancement and cancellation effects take place. We predict that the Curie impurity susceptibility will be observable for a random impurity concentration even in the thermodynamic limit.

  9. Evaluating and Optimizing the NERSC Workload on Knights Landing

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    NERSC has partnered with 20 representative application teams to evaluate performance on the Xeon-Phi Knights Landing architecture and develop an application-optimization strategy for the greater NERSC workload on the recently installed Cori system. In this article, we present early case studies and summarized results from a subset of the 20 applications highlighting the impact of important architecture differences between the Xeon-Phi and traditional Xeon processors. We summarize the status of the applications and describe the greater optimization strategy that has formed.

  10. Evaluating and optimizing the NERSC workload on Knights Landing

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    Barnes, T; Cook, B; Deslippe, J; Doerfler, D; Friesen, B; He, Y; Kurth, T; Koskela, T; Lobet, M; Malas, T; Oliker, L; Ovsyannikov, A; Sarje, A; Vay, JL; Vincenti, H; Williams, S; Carrier, P; Wichmann, N; Wagner, M; Kent, P; Kerr, C; Dennis, J

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    NERSC has partnered with 20 representative application teams to evaluate performance on the Xeon-Phi Knights Landing architecture and develop an application-optimization strategy for the greater NERSC workload on the recently installed Cori system. In this article, we present early case studies and summarized results from a subset of the 20 applications highlighting the impact of important architecture differences between the Xeon-Phi and traditional Xeon processors. We summarize the status of the applications and describe the greater optimization strategy that has formed.

  11. Theory of the Knight Shift and Flux Quantization in Superconductors

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    Cooper, L. N.; Lee, H. J.; Schwartz, B. B.; Silvert, W.

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    Consequences of a generalization of the theory of superconductivity that yields a finite Knight shift are presented. In this theory, by introducing an electron-electron interaction that is not spatially invariant, the pairing of electrons with varying total momentum is made possible. An expression for Xs (the spin susceptibility in the superconducting state) is derived. In general Xs is smaller than Xn, but is not necessarily zero. The precise magnitude of Xs will vary from sample to sample and will depend on the nonuniformity of the samples. There should be no marked size dependence and no marked dependence on the strength of the magnetic field; this is in accord with observation. The basic superconducting properties are retained, but there are modifications in the various electromagnetic and thermal properties since the electrons paired are not time sequences of this generalized theory on flux quantization arguments are presented.(auth)

  12. Molecular cloning and expression of three polygalacturonase cDNAs from the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris

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    Three unique cDNAs encoding putative polygalacturonase enzymes were isolated from the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Hemiptera: Miridae). The three nucleotide sequences were dissimilar to one another, but the deduced amino acid sequences were similar to each other and ...

  13. Correlation of EPG waveforms from Lygus lineolaris feeding on cotton squares and chemical evidence of inducible tannins

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    Probing behavior of Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), one of the most important pests affecting cotton production in mid-southern United States, has previously been characterized with electropenetrography (EPG). Cell rupturing (CR) and Ingestion (I) EPG waveforms were identified as two of the ...

  14. Distributing Knight. Using Type-Based Publish/Subscribe for Building Distributed Collaboration Tools

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    Damm, Christian Heide; Hansen, Klaus Marius

    2002-01-01

    Distributed applications are hard to understand, build, and evolve. The need for decoupling, flexibility, and heterogeneity in distributed collaboration tools present particular problems; for such applications, having the right abstractions and primitives for distributed communication becomes even...... more important. We present Distributed Knight, an extension to the Knight tool, for distributed, collaborative, and gesture-based object-oriented modelling. Distributed Knight was built using the type-based publish/subscribe paradigm. Based on this case, we argue that type-based publish....../subscribe provides a natural and effective abstraction for developing distributed collaboration tools....

  15. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s The Dark Knight: A Film Score Guide

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    Hexel, V

    2016-01-01

    Christopher Nolan’s caped crusader trilogy—Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises—is considered by many to be one of the finest translations of comic book characters to the big screen. The second film in the series, The Dark Knight, was both a critical and commercial success, featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Heath Ledger as the Joker. The score—by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer and eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard—also received accolades, including a ...

  16. Knighthoods of christ: Essays on the history of the crusades and the knights Templar

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    Fonnesberg-Schmidt, Iben

    2008-01-01

    Anmeldelse af Knighthoods of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Knights Templar. Presented to Malcolm Barber, ed. Norman Housley (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007; pp. xxiii + 257. £55). Udgivelsesdato: 2008......Anmeldelse af Knighthoods of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Knights Templar. Presented to Malcolm Barber, ed. Norman Housley (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007; pp. xxiii + 257. £55). Udgivelsesdato: 2008...

  17. Risk, uncertainty and prophet: The psychological insights of Frank H. Knight

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    Full Text Available Economist Frank H. Knight (1885--1972 is commonly credited with defining the distinction between decisions under ``risk'' (known chance and decisions under ``uncertainty'' (unmeasurable probability in his 1921 book Risk, Uncertainty and Profit. A closer reading of Knight (1921 reveals a host of psychological insights beyond this risk-uncertainty distinction, many of which foreshadow revolutionary advances in psychological decision theory from the latter half of the 20th century. Knight's description of economic decision making shared much with Simon's (1955, 1956 notion of bounded rationality, whereby choice behavior is regulated by cognitive and environmental constraints. Knight described features of risky choice that were to become key components of prospect theory (Kahneman and Tversky, 1979: the reference dependent valuation of outcomes, and the non-linear weighting of probabilities. Knight also discussed several biases in human decision making, and pointed to two systems of reasoning: one quick, intuitive but error prone, and a slower, more deliberate, rule-based system. A discussion of Knight's potential contribution to psychological decision theory emphasises the importance of a historical perspective on theory development, and the potential value of sourcing ideas from other disciplines or from earlier periods of time.

  18. Multi-threaded ATLAS Simulation on Intel Knights Landing Processors

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    Farrell, Steven; The ATLAS collaboration; Calafiura, Paolo; Leggett, Charles

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    The Knights Landing (KNL) release of the Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) Xeon Phi line of processors is a potential game changer for HEP computing. With 72 cores and deep vector registers, the KNL cards promise significant performance benefits for highly-parallel, compute-heavy applications. Cori, the newest supercomputer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), will be delivered to its users in two phases with the first phase online now and the second phase expected in mid-2016. Cori Phase 2 will be based on the KNL architecture and will contain over 9000 compute nodes with 96GB DDR4 memory. ATLAS simulation with the multithreaded Athena Framework (AthenaMT) is a great use-case for the KNL architecture and supercomputers like Cori. Simulation jobs have a high ratio of CPU computation to disk I/O and have been shown to scale well in multi-threading and across many nodes. In this presentation we will give an overview of the ATLAS simulation application with details on its multi-thr...

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    The Knights Landing (KNL) release of the Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) Xeon Phi line of processors is a potential game changer for HEP computing. With 72 cores and deep vector registers, the KNL cards promise significant performance benefits for highly-parallel, compute-heavy applications. Cori, the newest supercomputer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), was delivered to its users in two phases with the first phase online at the end of 2015 and the second phase now online at the end of 2016. Cori Phase 2 is based on the KNL architecture and contains over 9000 compute nodes with 96GB DDR4 memory. ATLAS simulation with the multithreaded Athena Framework (AthenaMT) is a good potential use-case for the KNL architecture and supercomputers like Cori. ATLAS simulation jobs have a high ratio of CPU computation to disk I/O and have been shown to scale well in multi-threading and across many nodes. In this paper we will give an overview of the ATLAS simulation application with detai...

  20. High-performance marketing: an interview with Nike's Phil Knight. Interview by Geraldine E. Willigan.

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    Knight, P

    1992-01-01

    Nike's advertising slogans--"Bo Knows," "Just Do It," and "There Is No Finish Line"--have moved beyond advertising into popular expression. Its athletic footwear and clothing have become a piece of Americana. Its brand name is as well known around the world as IBM and Coke. Behind the slogans and the flashy TV commercials is the vision of its founder, chairman, and CEO, Phil Knight. Since forming the company in 1962, Knight has taken Nike from a small-time distributor of Japanese track shoes to the top of the athletic shoe and apparel market. But not without a stumble. Along the way, Knight discovered that technological innovation alone could not continue to drive growth. When sales stagnated in the mid-1980s, Knight and Nike learned several hard lessons on how to build brands and understand consumers, and they transformed their technology company into a marketing company whose product is its most important marketing tool. "Ultimately," says Knight, "we wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour." To keep the company growing, Nike began splitting its brands into sub-brands. In tennis, Nike divided its shoes into Challenge Court--for younger, more active players--and Supreme Court--for older, more mature players. That approach brought the company to a broader range of consumers while preserving the customer base. And to create an emotional tie with the consumer, Nike started advertising on TV. "Sports is at the heart of American culture," Knight says. "You can't explain much in 60 seconds, but when you show Michael Jordan, you don't have to. It's that simple."

  1. Walter Scandale receives the decoration of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

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    2008-01-01

    On 9 December 2008, Walter Scandale, a member of the EN Department, received the decoration of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, one of Italy's highest decorations. He was awarded the medal by the Consul-General of Italy in Geneva.

  2. Toxicity of indoxacarb to the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera:Miridae), and the big-eyed bug, Geocoris punctipes (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)

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    The toxicity of Steward, a formulation of indoxacarb, was studied for the tarnished plant bug [Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois)], a pest of cotton, and the big-eyed insect [Geocoris punctipes (Say)], a predator of pests in cotton. Both insects responded similarly to Steward in topical, tarsal ...

  3. LDA+DMFT calculations of the Knight shift and relaxation rate in VOMoO{sub 4}

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    Kiani, Amin; Pavarini, Eva [Institute for Advanced Simulation and JARA, Forschungszentrum Juelich, 52425 Juelich (Germany)

    2013-07-01

    By using the LDA+DMFT approach and the local vertex approximation, we calculate the magnetic linear response function of strongly correlated transition-metal oxides. From the susceptibility we obtain Knight shift and relaxation rate. We present results for the frustrated system VOMoO{sub 4}. In particular we investigate how the Knight shift and the relaxation time behave in different temperature and correlation regimes.

  4. Knight y sus aportes a la teoría del emprendedor

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A finales del siglo XIX la atención de los economistas se centró en el estudio de las capacidades para los negocios y en los factores que determinaban un tipo de beneficio que hasta el momento había sido deficientemente estudiado. De esta manera surge la figura del emprendedor. Knight considera que el emprendedor es el único factor productivo, establece una clara distinción entre riesgo e incertidumbre y por medio de ellos explica el beneficio que éste percibe. Knight asigna algunas características al emprendedor y lo considera como un agente dinámico e innovador en el desarrollo. Aclara que el beneficio del emprendedor proviene de la gestión de la incertidumbre

  5. A Hard Day’s Knights: Movie Time Travel, the Middle Ages, and a New Millenium

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This article addresses the cinematic treatment of the Middle Ages through an analysis of two recent mass-audience American films, Black Knight and Timeline, both of which feature time travel as a leading plot element. Providing context for this discussion is a brief analysis of other similar films, as well as remarks regarding Twain's Connecticut Yankee, Ruskin's The Stones of Venice, and The Idylls of the King by Tennyson. As in these other works, the films in question use certain popular stereotypes of the Middle Ages—endemic violence, rigid class distinctions, religious fanaticism, spiritual cohesion, etc.—as lens through which to view the contemporary world. In addition to their roles as comic or action entertainment vehicles, Black Knight indirectly addresses American individualism and a cutthroat modern corporate culture, whereas Timeline touches upon millennial anxiety, '90's ethnic cleansing, and the American misadventure in Iraq.

  6. Universal scaling in the Knight-shift anomaly of the doped periodic Anderson model

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    Jiang, M.; Yang, Yi-feng

    2017-06-01

    We report a dynamical cluster approximation investigation of the doped periodic Anderson model to explain the universal scaling in the Knight-shift anomaly predicted by the phenomenological two-fluid model and confirmed in many heavy-fermion compounds. We calculate the quantitative evolution of the orbital-dependent magnetic susceptibility and reproduce correctly the two-fluid prediction in a large range of doping and hybridization. Our results confirm the presence of a temperature/energy scale T* for the universal scaling and show distinctive behaviors of the Knight-shift anomaly in response to other "orders" at low temperatures. However, comparison with the temperature evolution of the calculated resistivity and quasiparticle spectral peak indicates a different characteristic temperature from T*, in contradiction with the experimental observation in CeCoIn5 and other compounds. This reveals a missing piece in the current model calculations in explaining the two-fluid phenomenology.

  7. Insight into the Salivary Gland Transcriptome of Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois.

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    Full Text Available The tarnished plant bug (TPB, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois is a polyphagous, phytophagous insect that has emerged as a major pest of cotton, alfalfa, fruits, and vegetable crops in the eastern United States and Canada. Using its piercing-sucking mouthparts, TPB employs a "lacerate and flush" feeding strategy in which saliva injected into plant tissue degrades cell wall components and lyses cells whose contents are subsequently imbibed by the TPB. It is known that a major component of TPB saliva is the polygalacturonase enzymes that degrade the pectin in the cell walls. However, not much is known about the other components of the saliva of this important pest. In this study, we explored the salivary gland transcriptome of TPB using Illumina sequencing. After in silico conversion of RNA sequences into corresponding polypeptides, 25,767 putative proteins were discovered. Of these, 19,540 (78.83% showed significant similarity to known proteins in the either the NCBI nr or Uniprot databases. Gene ontology (GO terms were assigned to 7,512 proteins, and 791 proteins in the sialotranscriptome of TPB were found to collectively map to 107 Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG database pathways. A total of 3,653 Pfam domains were identified in 10,421 sialotranscriptome predicted proteins resulting in 12,814 Pfam annotations; some proteins had more than one Pfam domain. Functional annotation revealed a number of salivary gland proteins that potentially facilitate degradation of host plant tissues and mitigation of the host plant defense response. These transcripts/proteins and their potential roles in TPB establishment are described.

  8. Dr Frederick Knight Hunt (1814-54) re-visited: medical man and journalist.

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    Hunt, John L

    2006-08-01

    This paper studies Knight Hunt's career after he lost control of the Medical Times, and shows how he was brought to the notice of Charles Dickens who made him a sub-editor on the Daily News in 1845 and subsequently selected him as a pivotal contributor to Household Words, a post he gave up only when he became editor of the newspaper in 1851.

  9. Vibration transmission through sheet webs of hobo spiders (Eratigena agrestis) and tangle webs of western black widow spiders (Latrodectus hesperus).

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    Vibert, Samantha; Scott, Catherine; Gries, Gerhard

    2016-11-01

    Web-building spiders construct their own vibratory signaling environments. Web architecture should affect signal design, and vice versa, such that vibratory signals are transmitted with a minimum of attenuation and degradation. However, the web is the medium through which a spider senses both vibratory signals from courting males and cues produced by captured prey. Moreover, webs function not only in vibration transmission, but also in defense from predators and the elements. These multiple functions may impose conflicting selection pressures on web design. We investigated vibration transmission efficiency and accuracy through two web types with contrasting architectures: sheet webs of Eratigena agrestis (Agelenidae) and tangle webs of Latrodectus hesperus (Theridiidae). We measured vibration transmission efficiencies by playing frequency sweeps through webs with a piezoelectric vibrator and a loudspeaker, recording the resulting web vibrations at several locations on each web using a laser Doppler vibrometer. Transmission efficiencies through both web types were highly variable, with within-web variation greater than among-web variation. There was little difference in transmission efficiencies of longitudinal and transverse vibrations. The inconsistent transmission of specific frequencies through webs suggests that parameters other than frequency are most important in allowing these spiders to distinguish between vibrations of prey and courting males.

  10. Desiderio e scrittura in "The Real Life of Sebastian Knight" di Vladimir Nabokov

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    Full Text Available Questo articolo esamina l'intreccio di identità e scrittura nel romanzo nabokoviano The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (1941 da una prospettiva psicoanalitica, seguendo in particolare l'insegnamento di Freud e Lacan sul concetto di desiderio, significante e sublimazione artistica. L'attenzione principale sarà dedicata al rapporto tra i fratellastri, V. (il narratore e Sebastian. Dopo aver dimostrato che Sebastian Knight ha assunto il ruolo di oggetto del desiderio per chi lo ha conosciuto intimamente (soprattutto V., muovendo i personaggi secondo ciascun modo d'essere, si passerà al trauma della sua morte e all'elaborazione del lutto da parte del narratore, grazie alla creazione letteraria (la biografia fittizia che leggiamo; il paragrafo conclusivo analizza i cosiddetti 'inganni' del significante, episodi chiave in cui il narratore prende contatto con la verità del desiderio. Dato l'ineludibile interrogativo sulla paternità fittizia della Real Life (se l'autore fosse Sebastian Knight? e la questione del 'tocco artistico' di V., in questa argomentazione non verranno trascurati gli aspetti metaletterari dell'opera.  This paper examines from a psychoanalytic standpoint the intersection between identity and writing in the novel The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (1941 by Nabokov. In particular, in the wake of Freud’s and Lacan’s teaching, the following contribution will take as interpretative devices the notions of desire, signifier, and the process of sublimation involved in the artistic creation. Main focus of the analysis will be the relationship between the two half-brothers of the novel, V. (the narrator and Sebastian. First, I will show that Sebastian Knight holds the role of object of desire for the characters who had established a close relationship with him and, in particular, for V.; second, the paper will be devoted to the analysis of the trauma experienced by the char- acters because of V’s death, with a particular focus

  11. Resurrection Peninsula and Knight Island ophiolites and recent faulting on Montague Island, southern Alaska

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    Nelson, Steven W.; Miller, Marti L.; Dumoulin, Julie A.

    1987-01-01

    The Resurrection Peninsula forms the east side of Resurrection Bay (Fig. 1). The city of Seward is located at the head of the bay and can be reached from Anchorage by highway (127 mi;204 km). Relief ranges from 1,434 ft (437 m) at the southern end of the peninsula to more than 4,800 ft (1,463 m) 17 mi (28 km) to the north. All rock units composing the informally named Resurrection Peninsula ophiolite are visible and (or) accessible by boat.The eastern half of the peninsula is located within the Chugach National Forest; the western half is mainly state land, but there is some private land with recreational cabins. The Seward A6 and A7 and Blying Sound D6 and D7 maps at 1:63,360 scale (mile-to-the-inch) cover the entire Resurrection Peninsula.Knight Island is located 53 mi (85 km) east of Seward (Fig. 1). Numerous fiords indent the 31-mi-long (50 km) by 7.4-mi-wide (12 km) island and offer excellent bedrock exposures. The island is rugged and has a maximum elevation of 3,000 ft (914 m). It has numerous mineral prospects (Tysdal, 1978; Nelson and others, 1984; Jansons and others, 1984; Koski and others, 1985), and several abandoned canneries are located on the island. Knight Island lies entirely within the Chugach National Forest—state and private inholdings constitute less than five percent of its total land area. The Seward A2, A3, B2, B3, and C2, 1:63,360-scale U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps cover the entire island.Montague Island, 50 mi (80 km) long and up to 11 mi (18 km) wide, lies 10.6 mi (17 km) southeast of Knight Island. It belongs to an island group that forms the southern margin of Prince William Sound (Fig. 1). Montague Island is less rugged and less heavily vegetated than either the Resurrection Peninsula or Knight Island. Rock exposures are excellent along the beaches, and ground disruption due to recent fault movements is clearly visible. The Seward Al and A2 and Blying Sound Dl, D2, and D3 maps cover the areas of interest on Montague Island

  12. The Knight-errant and their Itinerary. Journey and />Death of Don Quixote

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    Nieves Rodríguez Valle

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    Full Text Available This article analyzes, from the perspective of the hero’s journey topic in the narrative, the wanderings of Don Quixote on the Spanish roads and in the spaces of the chivalric literature. Based on the four narrative sequences that stake out the itinerary in the journey narrative: departure, cruise, meeting, and return, the three departures and the three returns of the knight in the work are reviewed, specially the last return and the relationship that it keeps with his death.

  13. Absent yet Present: On the Paradoxical Nature of Characters in Nabokov’s The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

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    Irina Marchesini

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    Full Text Available The present research is focused on the theme of absence, an area of inquiry that might seem dominant in the field of Nabokov Studies. The analysis, which concentrates in particular on the key figures of the novel The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (1941, notably the narrator V. and the poet Sebastian Knight, interprets the characters’ construction through the paradigm of absence. Arguably, the construction of characters in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is paradoxical: absence constitutes their essence at a core level, as it often happens in the context of the self-conscious genre. Moreover, absence plays a key role in characters’ design, linking them to all Nabokovian novels. However, despite their innermost ‘flatness’, to use Edward M. Forster’s terminology, they still appear to be ‘round’, i.e. plausible, mimetic figures.

  14. Holy Terror, Batman! Frank Miller’s Dark Knight and the Superhero as Hardboiled Terrorist

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    Daniele Croci

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    Full Text Available Conceived in the late thirties as “bold humanist response to Depression-era fears of runaway scientific advance and soulless industrialism” (Morrison 2012, 6, the superhero has flourished as one of the most resilient archetypes of American popular culture. This essay analyses the literary and cultural contaminations that have engendered an unprecedented revision of the paradigm since the 1980s. In particular, it will take into account three graphic novels by American cartoonist Frank Miller (1957 - , one of leading figures of the mainstream comics renaissance, whose ideas have indelibly influenced the artistic development of both medium and genre. The Dark Knight Returns (1986, The Dark Knight Strikes Again (2002 and Holy Terror (2011 constitute an ideal Batman trilogy that charts the character’s evolution as political counterpoint to the perceived crisis of American identity. In this regard, Reaganism and 9/11 are polarized as historical discontinuities triggering the need for a new kind of a criminal (superhero. It will be in fact demonstrated how the novels hybridise the latent generic links to hardboiled pulp novels (R. Chandler, D. Hammet with narrative and aesthetics elements appropriated from the culturally-received concepts of terrorism and terrorists. This fruitful contamination on the one hand “play[s] with reader assumptions about genre” (Baetens and Frey 2015, 46, while on the other hand deconstructs the ideological underpinnings of the archetype, as the moral dichotomy and the alienation of justice from the law.

  15. Structure, stability and tsunami hazard associated with a rock slope in Knight Inlet, British Columbia

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    D. P. van Zeyl

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    Full Text Available Rockfalls and rockslides during the past 12 000 years have deposited bouldery debris cones on the seafloor beneath massive rock slopes throughout the inner part of Knight Inlet. The 885 m high rock slope situated across from the Kwalate site, a former First Nations village destroyed in the late 1500s by a slide-induced wave, exposes the contact between a Late Cretaceous dioritic pluton and metamorphic rocks of the Upper Triassic Karmutsen Formation. The pluton margin is strongly foliated in parallel with primary and secondary fabrics in the metamorphic rocks, resulting in highly persistent brittle structures. Other important structures include a set of sheeting joints and highly persistent mafic dykes and faults. Stability analysis identified the potential for planar and wedge failure. We made empirical estimates of impulse waves generated by potential slides ranging in size from 0.5 to 3.5 Mm3, with results suggesting mid-inlet wave heights in the order of 6 to 26 m. As several similar rock slopes fronted by large submarine debris cones exist in the inner part of Knight Inlet, it is clear that tsunami hazards should be considered in coastal infrastructure development and land-use planning in this area.

  16. Knights, knaves, pawns and queens: attitudes to behaviour in postwar Britain.

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    Welshman, John

    2007-02-01

    The choice agenda is currently one of the most prominent in public policy. One of its main architects, Julian Le Grand, has used the metaphors of knights, knaves, pawns and queens to characterise changing attitudes to questions of motivation and behaviour among public servants and service users. He has said, for example, that, in the immediate postwar period, public servants were perceived as public-spirited altruists (or knights), whereas service users were seen as passive (or pawns). It was only in the mid-1980s that public servants came to be seen as essentially self-interested (knaves) and service users came to be regarded as consumers (queens). However, this highly influential model has undergone remarkably little critical scrutiny to date. This article explores the debate over transmitted deprivation in the 1970s to provide a historically grounded piece of analysis to explore the accuracy and utility of these metaphors. It challenges Le Grand's arguments in three respects. Firstly, a concern with behaviour and agency went much broader than social security fraud. Secondly, the metaphor of pawns is inadequate for characterising attitudes towards the poor and service users. Finally, Le Grand's periodisation of the postwar era also has serious flaws.

  17. Once a knight is quite enouch: como nasce um cavaleiro britânico

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    Edmund R. Leach

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, Sir Edmund Leach utiliza as ferramentas da antropologia para interpretar o rito de iniciação ao qual se submeteu em 1975, quando foi nomeado Cavaleiro pela Rainha Elizabeth II. Comparando-o a um ritual de caça-de-cabeças em Bornéu, que presenciou em 1947, o autor sugere que ambos revelam a mesma estrutura de um rito de passagem, com um marcado conteúdo sacrificial. O artigo é ao mesmo tempo uma fina etnografia da cerimônia de Investidura no Palácio de Buckingham, e uma reflexão sobre o fazer antropológico.In this article Sir Edmund Leach makes use of anthropological concepts in order to interpret a rite of passage to which he was himself subjected to, upon being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975. He compares it to a headhunting ritual from Borneo, which he witnessed in 1947, and suggests that both reveal the same structure as a rite of passage, including a significant sacrificial theme. The article is at the same time a fine ethnography of the knighting ceremony at Buckingham Palace, as well as a reflection upon what it means to do anthropology.

  18. Impact of Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae) on damage, yield and quality of lesquerella (Physaria fendleri), a potential new oil-seed crop.

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    Naranjo, Steven E; Ellsworth, Peter C; Dierig, David A

    2011-10-01

    Lesquerella, Physaria fendleri (A. Gray) S. Watson, is a mustard native to the western United States and is currently being developed as a commercial source of valuable hydroxy fatty acids that can be used in a number of industrial applications, including biolubricants, biofuel additives, motor oils, resins, waxes, nylons, plastics, corrosion inhibitors, cosmetics, and coatings. The plant is cultivated as a winter-spring annual and in the desert southwest it harbors large populations of arthropods, several of which could be significant pests once production expands. Lygus spp. (Hemiptera: Miridae) are common in lesquerella and are known pests of a number of agronomic and horticultural crops where they feed primarily on reproductive tissues. A 4-yr replicated plot study was undertaken to evaluate the probable impact of Lygus spp. on production of this potential new crop. Plant damage and subsequent seed yield and quality were examined relative to variable and representative densities of Lygus spp. (0.3-4.9 insects per sweep net) resulting from variable frequency and timing of insecticide applications. Increasing damage to various fruiting structures (flowers [0.9-13.9%], buds [1.2-7.1%], and seed pods [19.4-42.5%]) was significantly associated with increasing pest abundance, particularly the abundance of nymphs, in all years. This damage, however, did not consistently translate into reductions in seed yield (481-1,336 kg/ha), individual seed weight (0.5-0.7 g per 1,000 seed), or seed oil content (21.8-30.4%), and pest abundance generally explained relatively little of the variation in crop yield and quality. Negative effects on yield were not sensitive to the timing of pest damage (early versus late season) but were more pronounced during years when potential yields were lower due to weed competition and other agronomic factors. Results suggest that if the crop is established and managed in a more optimal fashion, Lygus spp. may not significantly limit yield

  19. The Knight Shift in Liquid Binary Alloys : An Application of Quantum Chemistry in Liquid- and Solid-state Physics

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    De Hosson, J. Th. M.; Van Der Lugt, W.

    1979-01-01

    We outline a model for calculating the Knight shifts of Na-23 and Li-7 nuclei in liquid sodium-lithium alloys. The model used for the calculations is based on the "multiple-scattering" model (self-consistent scattered wave). Bearing in mind that there exists an uncertainty of about 5-10% in the valu

  20. A new species of the leafhopper genus Naevus Knight, 1970 (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Opsiini), from Saudi Arabia.

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    El-Sonbati, Saad A; Wilson, Michael R; Al Dhafer, Hathal M

    2015-12-22

    The genus Naevus Knight, 1970 is recorded from the mountains of southwestern Saudi Arabia, the first record from the Arabian Peninsula. A new species, Naevus hathali El-Sonbati & Wilson sp. n. is described here, which appears to have an asymmetric aedeagus. An illustrated key to Naevus species is presented to facilitate identification.

  1. The ability of spiderlings of the widow spider Latrodectus hesperus (Araneae: Theridiidae) to pass through different size mesh screen: implications for exclusion from air intake ducts and greenhouses.

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    Vetter, Richard S; Flanders, Christopher P; Rust, Michael K

    2009-06-01

    Experiments tested the ability of newly emerged spiderlings of a black widow spider, Latrodectus hesperus Chamberlin & Ivie (Araneae: Theridiidae), to crawl through brass screen of various mesh size. The purpose was to determine whether immatures of these medically important spiders could be excluded from buildings. In horizontal orientation, black widow spiderlings were able to easily pass through mesh with openings of 0.83 mm and were prevented from passing in four of five tests with mesh of 0.59-mm openings. Spiderlings also readily pass through 0.83-mm mesh in vertical orientation. Our laboratory studies indicate that the mesh size sufficient for exclusion is too small for practical use in most cases, although there are some specialized situations where such small mesh might be useful. The results are discussed in regard to actual conditions found in typical commercial building situations.

  2. Research on knight travel problem algorithm%骑士游历问题算法的研究

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    惠燕; 潘煜

    2011-01-01

    Knight travel problem is a classical mathematical problem. Its thought contributes to the circuit diagram design and image encryption.ff it can be programmed which will have great help in other application fields,it made mathematical model abstraction through the study on the rules of knight travel problems, researched on the direction and the reached conditions of knight travel, knight's moving was abstracted into mathematical expressions, then mapped to the corresponding data structures required in the program,and at last,using JAVA language realized knight travelled graphic demonstration of dynamic processes.%骑士游历问题是一个经典的数学问题.其思想在电路图的设计及图像加密等方面都有帮助,如果能将骑士游历问题算法通过计算机语言程序化将对其在其他领域中的应用有极大帮助.通过研究骑士游历的规则对问题进行数学模型抽象,通过研究骑士游历的方向与可到达情况,将骑士的空间移动抽象成数学表达式,进而映射到程序中所需对应的数据结构形式,最后通过利用JAVA语言得以实现骑士游历问题中骑士游历过程的动态图形演示.

  3. Muon Knight shift study of pseudogap state in underdoped (Bi,Pb)2201

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    Miyazaki, M., E-mail: mmiya@post.kek.j [Department of Materials Structure Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Kadono, R. [Department of Materials Structure Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK-IMSS), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Hiraishi, M.; Satoh, K.H. [Department of Materials Structure Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Takeshita, S. [Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK-IMSS), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Koda, A. [Department of Materials Structure Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK-IMSS), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref. 305-0801 (Japan); Fukunaga, Y.; Tanabe, Y.; Adachi, T.; Koike, Y. [Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan)

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    We performed zero-field muon spin rotation/relaxation (ZF-{mu}SR) measurements on high-quality single-crystalline samples of Bi{sub 1.76}Pb{sub 0.35}Sr{sub 1.89}CuO{sub 6+{delta}} [(Bi,Pb)2201] over a wide doping region controlled by oxygen depletion ({delta}). We find that there is no static magnetic order above {approx}2 K in any of these samples including underdoped samples. The absence of slow antiferromagnetic fluctuation in the underdoped region allows reliable muon Knight shift measurements, which provides a direct evidence of reduced density of states at lower temperatures or 'pseudogap'.

  4. The 1928 Carlisle conference: Knight Dunlap and a national laboratory for psychology.

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    Goodwin, C James

    2010-11-01

    In late March 1928, 32 experimental psychologists met in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The National Research Council (NRC) sponsored the conference, which was organized by Knight Dunlap, chair of the NRC's Division of Anthropology and Psychology. The purpose of the Carlisle conference was to examine the status of experimental psychology, and Dunlap used it to propose a national laboratory for psychology, to be created in Washington, DC. This vision clashed with the traditional university-centered research model and the group resisted Dunlap's plan. Dunlap persisted, the eventual result being a National Institute of Psychology, which accomplished little. The Carlisle conference did succeed in being the impetus for small NRC-funded grants-in-aid to researchers, and it set in motion events that eventually led to the American Psychological Association publication manual.

  5. Review of the genera Hishimonus Ishihara and Litura Knight(Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from the Indian subcontinent with description of new species.

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    Viraktamath, C A; Murthy, H V Anantha

    2014-04-03

    This paper deals with 21 species of Hishimonus Ishihara and two species of Litura Knight from the Indian subcontinent. The following new species are described: Hishimonus acuminatus sp. nov. (India: Mizoram), H. distinctus sp. nov. (India: Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu. Sri Lanka), H. dwipae sp. nov. (Sri Lanka), H. longisetosus sp. nov. (India: Karnataka), H. spicans sp. nov. (India: Karnataka), H. thapai sp. nov. (Nepal), H. zeylanicus sp. nov. (Sri Lanka), and Litura triangula sp. nov. (India: Karnataka). Hishimonus versicolor Subba Rao & Ramakrishnan is removed from the genus Hishimonus and two new combinations namely, Hishimonus apricus (Melichar) comb. nov. (formerly in the genus Eutettix) and Litura tripunctatus (Li) comb. nov. (formerly in the genus Hishimonus) and a new name Hishimonus knightiella nom. nov. for Hishimonus apricus Knight 1970a, not Distant 1908 is proposed. H. gillespiei Dai, Fletcher & Zhang, H. pallidus Dai, Fletcher & Zhang, H. dividens Knight, H. aberrans Knight, H. concavus Knight, H. arcuatus Knight and Litura unda Knight are new records for India. All the taxa are described and new taxa are illustrated. Keys to identification of the species of Hishimonus and Litura found in the Indian subcontinent are also provided along with list of known host plants.

  6. Altered gene regulation and potential association with metabolic resistance development to imidacloprid in the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris.

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    Zhu, Yu Cheng; Luttrell, Randall

    2015-01-01

    Chemical spray on cotton is almost an exclusive method for controlling tarnished plant bug (TPB), Lygus lineolaris. Frequent use of imidacloprid is a concern for neonicotinoid resistance in this key pest. Information of how and why TPB becomes less susceptible to imidacloprid is essential for effective monitoring and managing resistance. Microarray analysis of 6688 genes in imidacloprid-selected TPB (Im1500FF) revealed 955 upregulated and 1277 downregulated (≥twofold) genes in Im1500FF, with 369 and 485 of them annotated. Five P450 and nine esterase genes were significantly upregulated, and only one esterase gene and no P450 genes were downregulated. Other upregulated genes include helicases, phosphodiesterases, ATPases and kinases. Pathway analyses identified 65 upregulated cDNAs that encode 51 different enzymes involved in 62 different pathways, including P450 and esterase genes for drug and xenobiotic metabolisms. Sixty-four downregulated cDNAs code only 17 enzymes that are associated with only 23 pathways mostly related to food digestion. This study demonstrated a significant change in gene expression related to metabolic processes in imidacloprid-selected TPB, resulting in overexpression of P450 and esterase genes for potential excess detoxification and cross/multiple resistance development. The identification of these and other enzyme genes establishes a foundation to explore the complicity of potential imidacloprid resistance in TPB. Published 2014. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.

  7. A novel bioassay to evaluate the potential of Beauveria bassiana strain NI8 and the Insect growth regulator novaluron against Lygus lineolaris on a non-autoclaved solid artificial diet

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    The entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana and the insect growth regulator novaluron are potential candidates for the control of Lygus lineolaris. Efforts are being made for their use in the Mississippi Delta. B. bassiana and novaluron highly affected TPB survival when they were applied directly...

  8. The effect of temperature and exposure to Beauveria bassiana on tarnished plant bugs Lygus lineolaris (Heteroptera: Miridae) population dynamics and the broader implications of treating insects with entomopathogenic fungi

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    Tarnished plant bugs, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera, Miridae) are a major pest of cotton in most of the cotton growing regions of the Southern US. Studies were conducted to investigate how temperature and Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuilllemin infection impacted L. lineolaris...

  9. Identification of genes potentially responsible for extra-oral digestion and overcoming plant defense from salivary glands of the tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) using cDNA sequencing

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    Saliva is known to play a crucial role in tarnished plant bug (TPB, Lygus lineolaris) feeding. TPBs secrete saliva during feeding to facilitate the piercing into plant tissues. More importantly, the enzyme-rich saliva may be used for extra-oral digestion and for overcoming plant defense before the p...

  10. Knight-Errantry. Code Word and Punch Line in Edmund Gayton´s “Festivous Notes on Don Quixote” (1654 and 1768)

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    Gayton interpreta il famoso personaggio di Cervantes come il rappresentante di un codice di condotta arcaico e anomalo, ma al tempo stesso come un ipocrita che non è in grado di realizzare gli elevati valori dettati da quel codice. Gayton ridicolizza la professione del protagonista utilizzando espressioni come knight-errant e knight errantry, che nella prima traduzione del romanzo derivano da caballero andante e caballería andante: egli gioca in tal modo sul significato secondario della parol...

  11. Knight-Errantry. Code Word and Punch Line in Edmund Gayton's "Festivous Notes on Don Quixote" (1654 and 1768

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    Full Text Available Gayton viewed Cervantes's famous protagonist as the representative of an outdated and anomalous code of conduct, as well as a hypocrite who fails to live up to the high standards demanded by that code. Gayton ridicules the protagonist's profession by employing the English expressions knight-errant and knight errantry, which the first translation of the novel uses to render caballero andante and caballería andante. He thus played on the secondary meaning of errant as mistaken, as well as on the implied homonym arrant, an intensifying adverb carrying highly negative connotations (an arrant coward. Gayton then coined related satirical neologisms for groups such as that of the ladies-errant, thereby suggesting their reprehensible behaviour.

  12. Home-range size and overlap within an introduced population of the Cuban Knight Anole, Anolis equestris (Squamata: Iguanidae

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    Full Text Available Many studies have investigated the spatial relationships of terrestrial lizards, but arboreal species remain poorly studiedbecause they are difficult to observe. The conventional view of home-range size and overlap among territorial, polygynous species of lizards is that: (1 male home ranges are larger than those of females; (2 male home ranges usually encompass, or substantiallyoverlap, those of several females; and (3 male home-range overlap varies but often is minimal, but female home ranges frequently overlap extensively. However, the paucity of pertinent studies makes it difficult to generalize these patterns to arboreal lizards. Weinvestigated home-range size and overlap in the arboreal Knight Anole, Anolis equestris, and compared our findings to published home-range data for 15 other species of Anolis. Using radiotelemetry and mark-recapture/resight techniques, we analyzed the home rangesof individuals from an introduced population of Knight Anoles in Miami, Florida. The home ranges of both sexes substantially overlapped those of the same- and different-sex individuals. In addition, male and female home ranges did not differ significantly, an unusual observation among lizard species. If one compares both male and female home ranges to those of other Anolis species, Knight Anoles have significantly larger home ranges, except for two species for which statistical comparisons were not possible. Our results suggest that home ranges and sex-specific spatial arrangements of canopy lizards may differ from those of more terrestrial species.

  13. Scaling Deep Learning Workloads: NVIDIA DGX-1/Pascal and Intel Knights Landing

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    Gawande, Nitin A.; Landwehr, Joshua B.; Daily, Jeffrey A.; Tallent, Nathan R.; Vishnu, Abhinav; Kerbyson, Darren J.

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    Deep Learning (DL) algorithms have become ubiquitous in data analytics. As a result, major computing vendors --- including NVIDIA, Intel, AMD and IBM --- have architectural road-maps influenced by DL workloads. Furthermore, several vendors have recently advertised new computing products as accelerating DL workloads. Unfortunately, it is difficult for data scientists to quantify the potential of these different products. This paper provides a performance and power analysis of important DL workloads on two major parallel architectures: NVIDIA DGX-1 (eight Pascal P100 GPUs interconnected with NVLink) and Intel Knights Landing (KNL) CPUs interconnected with Intel Omni-Path. Our evaluation consists of a cross section of convolutional neural net workloads: CifarNet, CaffeNet, AlexNet and GoogleNet topologies using the Cifar10 and ImageNet datasets. The workloads are vendor optimized for each architecture. GPUs provide the highest overall raw performance. Our analysis indicates that although GPUs provide the highest overall performance, the gap can close for some convolutional networks; and KNL can be competitive when considering performance/watt. Furthermore, NVLink is critical to GPU scaling.

  14. JANUSZ KORCZAK, ANTON MAKARENKO, OLEXANDR ZAHARENKO – KNIGHTS OF HUMANE PEDAGOGY

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    Full Text Available History does not have so many knights of pedagogy, such Teachers whom thousands of students are grateful to, whose names are carved on the tables of human memory. Yanush Korchak and Oleksandr Zaharenko are among them, they were eager to do good to the people, they gave lives for the humanity, for the happiness of everybody. The courseы of life of two prominent Teachers is discussed in the article, the professional credos of prominent teachers-humanists are singled out. We cited a famous French writer-humanist Saint-Exupery in the epigraph. In our opinion, his quotation is a professional credo of all famous teachers’ humanists. Besides, these Fox’s words (the character from “Little Prince” appear to be the combined motto of several teachers humanists, namely: a Polish educator Yanush Korchak who was announced an Educator of 1979 by UNESCO; a Ukrainian pedagogue Anton Makarenko, announced an Educator of 2008  by UNESCO; a prominent educator and a great teacher-humanist Olexandr Zaharenko, an academician from Sahnivka, a small village in Cherkasy region.

  15. Phylogeographic patterns of Lygus pratensis (Hemiptera: Miridae): Evidence for weak genetic structure and recent expansion in northwest China

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    Zhang, Li-Juan; Cai, Wan-Zhi; Luo, Jun-Yu; Zhang, Shuai; Wang, Chun-Yi; Lv, Li-Min; Zhu, Xiang-Zhen; Wang, Li; Cui, Jin-Jie

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    Lygus pratensis (L.) is an important cotton pest in China, especially in the northwest region. Nymphs and adults cause serious quality and yield losses. However, the genetic structure and geographic distribution of L. pratensis is not well known. We analyzed genetic diversity, geographical structure, gene flow, and population dynamics of L. pratensis in northwest China using mitochondrial and nuclear sequence datasets to study phylogeographical patterns and demographic history. L. pratensis (n = 286) were collected at sites across an area spanning 2,180,000 km2, including the Xinjiang and Gansu-Ningxia regions. Populations in the two regions could be distinguished based on mitochondrial criteria but the overall genetic structure was weak. The nuclear dataset revealed a lack of diagnostic genetic structure across sample areas. Phylogenetic analysis indicated a lack of population level monophyly that may have been caused by incomplete lineage sorting. The Mantel test showed a significant correlation between genetic and geographic distances among the populations based on the mtDNA data. However the nuclear dataset did not show significant correlation. A high level of gene flow among populations was indicated by migration analysis; human activities may have also facilitated insect movement. The availability of irrigation water and ample cotton hosts makes the Xinjiang region well suited for L. pratensis reproduction. Bayesian skyline plot analysis, star-shaped network, and neutrality tests all indicated that L. pratensis has experienced recent population expansion. Climatic changes and extensive areas occupied by host plants have led to population expansion of L. pratensis. In conclusion, the present distribution and phylogeographic pattern of L. pratensis was influenced by climate, human activities, and availability of plant hosts. PMID:28369108

  16. X-15 flight crew - Engle, Rushworth, McKay, Knight, Thompson, and Dana

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    The X-15 flight crew, left to right; Air Force Captain Joseph H. Engle, Air Force Major Robert A. Rushworth, NASA pilot John B. 'Jack' McKay, Air Force Major William J. 'Pete' Knight, NASA pilot Milton O. Thompson, and NASA pilot Bill Dana. These six pilots made 125 of the 199 total flights in the X-15. Rushworth made 34 flights (the most of any X-15 pilot); McKay flew 29 times; Engle, Knight, and Dana each flew 16 times; Thompson's total was 14. The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft 50 ft long with a wingspan of 22 ft. It was a missile-shaped vehicle with an unusual wedge-shaped vertical tail, thin stubby wings, and unique fairings that extended along the side of the fuselage. The X-15 weighed about 14,000 lb empty and approximately 34,000 lb at launch. The XLR-99 rocket engine, manufactured by Thiokol Chemical Corp., was pilot controlled and was capable of developing 57,000 lb of rated thrust (actual thrust reportedly climbed to 60,000 lb). North American Aviation built three X-15 aircraft for the program. The X-15 research aircraft was developed to provide in-flight information and data on aerodynamics, structures, flight controls, and the physiological aspects of high-speed, high-altitude flight. A follow-on program used the aircraft as a testbed to carry various scientific experiments beyond the Earth's atmosphere on a repeated basis. For flight in the dense air of the usable atmosphere, the X-15 used conventional aerodynamic controls such as rudder surfaces on the vertical stabilizers to control yaw and canted horizontal surfaces on the tail to control pitch when moving in synchronization or roll when moved differentially. For flight in the thin air outside of the appreciable Earth's atmosphere, the X-15 used a reaction control system. Hydrogen peroxide thrust rockets located on the nose of the aircraft provided pitch and yaw control. Those on the wings provided roll control. Because of the large fuel consumption, the X-15 was air launched from a B-52

  17. X-15 test pilots - Engle, Rushworth, McKay, Knight, Thompson, and Dana

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    The X-15 flight crew, left to right; Air Force Captain Joseph H. Engle, Air Force Major Robert A. Rushworth, NASA pilot John B. 'Jack' McKay, Air Force pilot William J. 'Pete' Knight, NASA pilot Milton O. Thompson, and NASA pilot Bill Dana. of their 125 X-15 flights, 8 were above the 50 miles that constituted the Air Force's definition of the beginning of space (Engle 3, Dana 2, Rushworth, Knight, and McKay one each). NASA used the international definition of space as beginning at 62 miles above the earth. The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft 50 ft long with a wingspan of 22 ft. It was a missile-shaped vehicle with an unusual wedge-shaped vertical tail, thin stubby wings, and unique fairings that extended along the side of the fuselage. The X-15 weighed about 14,000 lb empty and approximately 34,000 lb at launch. The XLR-99 rocket engine, manufactured by Thiokol Chemical Corp., was pilot controlled and was capable of developing 57,000 lb of rated thrust (actual thrust reportedly climbed to 60,000 lb). North American Aviation built three X-15 aircraft for the program. The X-15 research aircraft was developed to provide in-flight information and data on aerodynamics, structures, flight controls, and the physiological aspects of high-speed, high-altitude flight. A follow-on program used the aircraft as a testbed to carry various scientific experiments beyond the Earth's atmosphere on a repeated basis. For flight in the dense air of the usable atmosphere, the X-15 used conventional aerodynamic controls such as rudder surfaces on the vertical stabilizers to control yaw and canted horizontal surfaces on the tail to control pitch when moving in synchronization or roll when moved differentially. For flight in the thin air outside of the appreciable Earth's atmosphere, the X-15 used a reaction control system. Hydrogen peroxide thrust rockets located on the nose of the aircraft provided pitch and yaw control. Those on the wings provided roll control. Because of the large

  18. Co-design of a particle-in-cell plasma simulation code for Intel Xeon Phi: a first look at Knights Landing

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    Surmin, Igor; Matveev, Zakhar; Efimenko, Evgeny; Gonoskov, Arkady; Meyerov, Iosif

    2016-01-01

    Three dimensional particle-in-cell laser-plasma simulation is an important area of computational physics. Solving state-of-the-art problems requires large-scale simulation on a supercomputer using specialized codes. A growing demand in computational resources inspires research in improving efficiency and co-design for supercomputers based on many-core architectures. This paper presents first performance results of the particle-in-cell plasma simulation code PICADOR on the recently introduced Knights Landing generation of Intel Xeon Phi. A straightforward rebuilding of the code yields a 2.43 x speedup compared to the previous Knights Corner generation. Further code optimization results in an additional 1.89 x speedup. The optimization performed is beneficial not only for Knights Landing, but also for high-end CPUs and Knights Corner. The optimized version achieves 100 GFLOPS double precision performance on a Knights Landing device with the speedups of 2.35 x compared to a 14-core Haswell CPU and 3.47 x compare...

  19. Fracturas orbitocigomáticas, valor de la clasificación de Knight y North en su terapéutica Orbitozygomatic fractures and the value of Knight and North´s classification.

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    Oscar N. García-Roco Pérez

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo de 230 pacientes intervenidos quirúrgicamente por fracturas orbitocigomáticas en el Servicio de Cirugía Maxilofacial del Hospital Provincial Docente "Manuel Ascunce Domenech" de Camagüey, en el período de enero 1999 a diciembre 2003, con el propósito de describir el valor de la clasificación de Knight y North en la selección de variantes quirúrgicas terapéuticas de las fracturas orbitocigomáticas, a través de la experiencia del servicio. Se utilizó la clasificación de Knight y North para la selección de las variantes de tratamiento, determinándose las variables edad, sexo, clasificación, terapéutica quirúrgica, complicaciones y resultados posoperatorios. Se observó un predominio del sexo masculino con el 75,7 %, y dicha cirugía se realizó con mayor frecuencia entre los 25-34 años (34,3 %. La clase III de Knight y North fue la más frecuente (45,6 %, seguida por la II y IV, con el 31,6 y 10,1 %, respectivamente. Basados en esta clasificación y teniendo en cuenta el grado de inestabilidad posreducción esperado, se seleccionó adecuadamente la variante terapéutica a emplear en el 98,8 % de los casos. Se llega a la conclusión de que la incidencia de fracturas orbitocigomáticas es alta, y dentro de ellas, la clase III de Knight y North es la más frecuente. Se recomienda esta clasificación para su tratamiento, ya que permite seleccionar la variante de tratamiento más adecuada de acuerdo con el grado de inestabilidad posreducción esperado, lográndose resultados estéticos y funcionales adecuados con escasas complicaciones posoperatorias no inherentes a esta.A descriptive observational study of 250 patients, who were operated on from orbitozygomatic fractures at the Maxillofacial Surgery Service of “Manuel Ascunce Domenech” provincial teaching hospital in Camaguey from January 1999 to December 2003, was conducted . The objective was to describe the importance of Knight

  20. Raman analysis of complex pigment mixtures in 20th century metal knight shields of the Order of the Elephant.

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    Lauridsen, Clara Bratt; Sanyova, Jana; Simonsen, Kim Pilkjær

    2015-11-05

    The pigment composition of six painted metal knight shields of the Order of the Elephant dating from the second half of the 20th century belonging to the Danish royal collection were studied using Raman microscopy. By focusing a 785 nm laser with a 50× objective on particles in paint cross sections, it was possible to identify the following 20 compounds: hematite, goethite, chrome red/orange, chrome yellow, zinc chrome yellow, carbon black, toluidine red PR3, chlorinated para red PR4, dinitroaniline orange PO5, phthalocyanine blue PB15, indanthrone blue PB60, ultramarine, Prussian blue, lead white, anatase, rutile, calcium carbonate, barium sulphate, gypsum and dolomite. The components were frequently present in complex pigment mixtures. Additional information was obtained by elemental analysis with scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX) to identify cobalt blue, zinc white and cadmium red, as well as to indicate the presence of zinc white in some pigment mixtures. The study allowed a comparison between the industrially applied preparation layers and the artistic paint layers applied by the heraldic painter. Differences in the choice of paint and pigment types were observed on the earliest knight shields, demonstrating a general delay of industrial materials into artist paints. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Accelerating 3D Elastic Wave Equations on Knights Landing based Intel Xeon Phi processors

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    Sourouri, Mohammed; Birger Raknes, Espen

    2017-04-01

    In advanced imaging methods like reverse-time migration (RTM) and full waveform inversion (FWI) the elastic wave equation (EWE) is numerically solved many times to create the seismic image or the elastic parameter model update. Thus, it is essential to optimize the solution time for solving the EWE as this will have a major impact on the total computational cost in running RTM or FWI. From a computational point of view applications implementing EWEs are associated with two major challenges. The first challenge is the amount of memory-bound computations involved, while the second challenge is the execution of such computations over very large datasets. So far, multi-core processors have not been able to tackle these two challenges, which eventually led to the adoption of accelerators such as Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). Compared to conventional CPUs, GPUs are densely populated with many floating-point units and fast memory, a type of architecture that has proven to map well to many scientific computations. Despite its architectural advantages, full-scale adoption of accelerators has yet to materialize. First, accelerators require a significant programming effort imposed by programming models such as CUDA or OpenCL. Second, accelerators come with a limited amount of memory, which also require explicit data transfers between the CPU and the accelerator over the slow PCI bus. The second generation of the Xeon Phi processor based on the Knights Landing (KNL) architecture, promises the computational capabilities of an accelerator but require the same programming effort as traditional multi-core processors. The high computational performance is realized through many integrated cores (number of cores and tiles and memory varies with the model) organized in tiles that are connected via a 2D mesh based interconnect. In contrary to accelerators, KNL is a self-hosted system, meaning explicit data transfers over the PCI bus are no longer required. However, like most

  2. Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics: Quantitative and Qualitative Research with Football Bowl Subdivision University Presidents on the Costs and Financing of Intercollegiate Athletics. Report of Findings and Implications

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    Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, 2009

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    The Knight Commission's landmark 1991 report, "Keeping Faith with the Student-Athlete: A New Model for Intercollegiate Athletics," proposed a new "one-plus-three" model for intercollegiate athletics--presidential control directed toward academic integrity, fiscal integrity, and an independent certification process to verify that integrity. Indeed,…

  3. The Knight Brothers from the Low Countries in the Conflict between the Westphalians and the Rhinelanders in the Livonian Branch of the Teutonic Order

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    Mol, J.A.

    2016-01-01

    In the fifeenth century the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Order was internally divided by a long-lasting conflict between two groups of knight brethren, the Westphalians and the Rhinelanders, who were united according to regional origin. They each strived to control the most important offces, thou

  4. W3C director Tim Berners-Lee to be Knighted by Queen Elizabeth web inventor recognized for contributions to internet development

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    "Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), will be made a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth" (1/2 page).

  5. Instructional Coaching and the Effective Teacher. Q&A with Jim Knight, Ph.D. REL Mid-Atlantic Teacher Effectiveness Webinar Series

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    Instructional coaching can help teachers adopt new practices. In this webinar, participants explored how instructional coaching can encourage teachers to adopt new practices and whether coaching has lasting effects. This webinar featured Jim Knight, Ph.D., a Research Associate at the University of Kansas, who has been studying and writing about…

  6. Arabic Elements in the Spanish Knight Literature%西班牙骑士文学中的阿拉伯元素

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    宗笑飞

    2012-01-01

    西班牙骑士文学的历史可以追溯到公元10世纪以前的骑士谣,骑士小说则从14至17世纪延绵了三四百年。然而,其发生学大多局限于探讨西方渊源,比如日耳曼战争谣曲、法国边境叙事以及盎格鲁撒克逊传奇等等,却很少将视域延展至西方之外。有鉴于此,本文拟就西班牙骑士文学中的阿拉伯元素略陈管见。%The history of the Spanish knight literature can be traced back to knight ballads before the 10th century and the knight novels from 14th to 17th century.However,its genesis is mostly limited to exploring the Western origin,such as the Germanic war ballads,the French border narratives and the Anglo-Saxon legends,and it rarely extends beyond the West.In view of this,this essay explores the Arabic elements in the Spanish knight literature.

  7. Nature's Farthest Verge or Landscape's Beyond Allegory and Rhetorical Convention? The Case of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Petrarch's Ascent of Mount Ventoux

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    Sobecki, Sebastian

    2006-01-01

    1. Essays and Articles on Middle English Literature 5 Apr 2009 ... Nature's farthest verge or landscapes beyond allegory and rhetorical ... Knight and Petrarch's Ascent of Mount Ventoux - Sebastian Sobecki ...() 1. www.luminarium.org/medlit/medess.htm nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; 2. Gawain's

  8. "... because I'm Batman" : En undersökning av maskulinitet i Frank Millers Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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    Nilsson, Kristina

    2015-01-01

    I detta arbete kommer jag att undersöka hur maskulinitet gestaltas i Frank Millers Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Det jag vill fokusera på är de olika maskulina drag som går att urskilja i serien. Warner Bros. Animation gav 2012 ut den första delen av en animerad filmatisering av Millers Batman-serie, som senare följdes av den andra och avslutande delen 2013. I min undersökning kommer jag även att ta hjälp av de båda animeringarna för att se på vilka sätt maskuliniteten gestaltas hos de oli...

  9. Colonial Fantasy Shattered, Cosmopolitan Dream Broken: V. S. Naipaul’s Mr Stone and the Knights Companion

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    Weiwei Xu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available V. S. Naipaul’s depiction of the dull London life in Mr Stone and the Knights Companion challenges metropolitan-centrism in cosmopolitanism. Criticising the self-consciousness and insularity of English people, Naipaul illustrates the point that the multiplication of cultural contacts and exchanges facilitated in the metropolis does not necessarily mean that the metropolitan locals exposed to it are pre-disposed toward cosmopolitan openness. He also points out the allure and danger of cosmopolitanism: consumption of various cultural products and luxurious stylisation of metropolitan life are superficially understood as signals of access and openness to differences, while xenophobia toward immigrants lurking under such a consumer orientation. Keywords: colonial fantasy, metropolis, cosmopolitanism

  10. From the Knight of Faith to the Becoming-Imperceptible. Drifts of Abraham’s Myth between Kierkegaard and Deleuze

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    Rafael Mc Namara

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    Full Text Available This article aims to comprehend Kierkegaard’s theory of the movement of faith through Deleuze’s theory of becoming. At the same time, it aims to understand Deleuze’s theory of becoming in the light of Kierkegaard’s thought, mainly through his reflections on Abraham and the concept of anxiety. It will show the way in which the conceptual character of the knight of faith works as a possible variation of one of the most original concepts of Deleuze’s work: the becoming-imperceptible. This crossing of concepts allows us to shed light on the problem of thinking a theory of the subject that takes into account the intensive movements that escape the logic of representation; and also the deleuzian search for a renewal of philosophical ways of expression.

  11. Estimation of Median Lethal Concentration of Three Isolates of Beauveria bassiana for Control of Megacopta cribraria (Heteroptera: Plataspidae Bioassayed on Solid Lygus spp. Diet

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    Maribel Portilla

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    Full Text Available The kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria (F., is an urban nuisance and significant agricultural pest. The median lethal concentrations of three strains of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo, including the Mississippi Delta native strain (NI8 isolated from Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois, the commercial strain BotaniGard® (GHA (Victor, NY, USA, and the B. bassiana strain isolated from M. cribraria (KUDSC, were estimated on kudzu bug adults. A technique developed to evaluate B. bassiana against L. lineolaris was used. Younger adults (eight days after collection were treated with NI8 and GHA and older adult (50 days after collection were treated with NI8, GHA and KUDSC. Higher concentrations (n × 106, n × 107 of NI8 and GHA caused kudzu bug mortality two days after treatment in younger adults and similar concentrations of NI8, GHA, and KUDSC caused mortality one day after treatment in older adults. Lower concentrations (n × 104, n × 105 were not significantly different in mortality between strains. LS50 values of the KUDSC were significantly lower than NI8 and GHA values in older adults. This is the first available information on median lethal concentration of B. bassiana on kudzu bug adults bioassayed on artificial diet. It was determined that B. bassiana (KUDSC and NI8 are highly effective for young adults at very low doses (LC50 1.98–4.98 viable spores per mm2.

  12. Estimation of Median Lethal Concentration of Three Isolates of Beauveria bassiana for Control of Megacopta cribraria (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) Bioassayed on Solid Lygus spp. Diet.

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    Portilla, Maribel; Jones, Walker; Perera, Omaththage; Seiter, Nick; Greene, Jeremy; Luttrell, Randall

    2016-06-30

    The kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria (F.), is an urban nuisance and significant agricultural pest. The median lethal concentrations of three strains of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo), including the Mississippi Delta native strain (NI8) isolated from Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), the commercial strain BotaniGard(®) (GHA) (Victor, NY, USA), and the B. bassiana strain isolated from M. cribraria (KUDSC), were estimated on kudzu bug adults. A technique developed to evaluate B. bassiana against L. lineolaris was used. Younger adults (eight days after collection) were treated with NI8 and GHA and older adult (50 days after collection) were treated with NI8, GHA and KUDSC. Higher concentrations (n × 10⁶, n × 10⁷) of NI8 and GHA caused kudzu bug mortality two days after treatment in younger adults and similar concentrations of NI8, GHA, and KUDSC caused mortality one day after treatment in older adults. Lower concentrations (n × 10⁴, n × 10⁵) were not significantly different in mortality between strains. LS50 values of the KUDSC were significantly lower than NI8 and GHA values in older adults. This is the first available information on median lethal concentration of B. bassiana on kudzu bug adults bioassayed on artificial diet. It was determined that B. bassiana (KUDSC and NI8) are highly effective for young adults at very low doses (LC50 1.98-4.98 viable spores per mm²).

  13. Physical education of the medieval knight La educación física del caballero medieval

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The medieval knight was required to perform the same physical exercices and have the same capabilities as Spartan, Athenian and Roman soldiers. They had to be agile, strong, fast and able to use weapons on foot as on horseback. To be pysically fit was as important as knowing history as explained by tutors and sung by jugglers in moments of leisure during which they learnt of legends, nationals heroes and the paradigms that distinguish nations. All the heroes praised through generations provide models shaped the collective personality of entire peoples. San Isidoro de Sevilla, Ramón Llull, King Alfonso X the Wise and Don Juan Manuel were the principal writers to exalt the figure of the knight and his education. During the XII, XIII, XIV and XV centuries and including the Renaissance, there were exhibitions of physical games, during which knights sought fame and fortune: jousts, tournaments, staged games, games using canes and processions of arms called «pasos honrosos» were undertaken with popular enthusiasm in Western and central Europe in the Byzantine Empire and throughout the Moslem world.Los ejercicios y habilidades físicas exigidos al caballero medieval fueron semejantes a los que se pedían al militar espartano, ateniense y romano. Debían ser ágiles, fuertes, rápidos y diestros en el manejo de las armas a pie y a caballo. Tan importante como una buena forma física era conocer la Historia cantada por ayos y juglares en los momentos de ocio, a través de la cual se familiarizaban con las tradiciones, leyendas, héroes nacionales y los paradigmas que distinguían a un pueblo de otro. El abanico de héroes alabados y ensalzados de generación en generación eran otros tantos modelos destinados a troquelar la personalidad colectiva de cada pueblo. San Isidoro de Sevilla, Ramón Llull, el rey Alfonso X el Sabio y Don Juan Manuel son los principales escritores interesados en ensalzar la figura del caballero y su educación. En los siglos

  14. 盲蝽寄生蜂在美国的利用现状%Status of parasitic wasps for biological control of Lygus and other mirid bugs in North America

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    付雪姣; Kim Hoelmer; 石旺鹏

    2011-01-01

    盲蝽是一类世界性害虫,寄主广泛,主要为害棉花、苜蓿、果树和蔬菜等作物.在美国,对农业生产危害较严重的是美国牧草盲蝽Lygus lineolaris(Palisot de Beauvois),农民每年用于控制盲蝽的费用和盲蝽造成的损失达数亿美元,目前美国对牧草盲蝽的控制逐渐从化学防治转向生物防治.美国从欧洲引入用来防治欧洲长毛草盲蝽Lygus rugulipennis Poppius的寄生性天敌常室茧蜂属Peristenus Foerster,在东北部苜蓿地释放后,成功地控制了该地区牧草盲蝽数量,取得了巨大的经济和生态效益.美国同时对该类寄生性天敌的生理生态及生产应用技术等进行了大量的研究,这对我国开展盲蝽生物防治具有良好的借鉴作用.%Mirid bugs are worldwide pests with a wide host range,including cotton and alfalfa.The damage caused by the mirid genus, Lygus Hahn, is particularly great; the cost of controlling this pest and the losses caused by it amounting to hundreds of millions dollars per year in the United States alone.In the U.S., biological control has increasingly replaced chemical pesticides for the control of this pest.For example, Peristenus Foerster ( Hymenoptera:Braconidae ) ,introduced from Europe, has successfully prevented outbreaks of Lygus lineolaris ( Palisot de Beauvois) in northeastern USA.Extensive studies on the ecology and physiology of these groups of parasitoids and their application in biological control have been carried out.This experience should be used in China to improve control of the cotton mirid bug.

  15. 205Tl Knight and chemical shift in the high- Tc superconductors Tl 2Ba 2CuO 6, Tl 2CaBa 2Cu 2O 8 and Tl 2Ca 2Ba 2Cu 3O 10

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    Winzek, N.; Hentsch, F.; Mehring, M.; Mattausch, Hj.; Kremer, R.; Simon, A.

    1990-06-01

    We report on the 205Tl NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectra of the title compounds below and above the superconducting transition temperature Tc. The TlO layer NMR spectra are dominated by chemical shifts corresponding to Tl 3+ with a smaller additional positive Knight shift, whereas a “defect line” of Tl replacing Ca in the two and three layer compounds exhibits a large negative Knight shift, which is attributed to O-holes in the CuO 2 layers.

  16. Gothic visions of classical architecture in Hablot Knight Browne’s “dark” illustrations for the novels of Charles Dickens

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    Janes, Dominic

    2014-01-01

    In the early gothic literature of the eighteenth century danger lurked in the darkness beneath the pointed arches of gothic buildings. During the nineteenth century there was a progressive, although never complete, dislocation of gothic literary readings from gothic architecture. This article explores a phase in that development through discussion of a series of ‘dark’ illustrations produced by Hablot Knight Browne to illustrate novels by Charles Dickens. These show the way in which the round...

  17. The Pennsylvania Anatomy Act of 1883: Weighing the Roles of Professor William Smith Forbes and Senator William James McKnight.

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    Wright, James R

    2016-10-01

    Effective Anatomical Acts transformed medical education and curtailed grave-robbing. William S. Forbes, Demonstrator of Anatomy at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, authored the Pennsylvania Anatomy Act of 1867, but it was ineffective. In December of 1882, Forbes and accomplices were charged with grave-robbing. Forbes was acquitted in early 1883, but his accomplices were all convicted; nevertheless, these events precipitated a strengthened Anatomy Act in 1883. Forbes was crowned the Father of the Pennsylvania Anatomy Act and was revered by the Philadelphia medical community for his personal sacrifices for medical education; they even paid his legal fees. Over the remainder of his life, Forbes received many honors. However, there was a second major player, rural doctor William J. McKnight, a convicted grave-robber and State Senator. The evidence shows that Forbes precipitated the crisis, which was a racial powder keg, and then primarily focused on his trial, while McKnight, creatively working behind the scenes in collaboration with Jefferson, Anatomy Professor William H. Pancoast, used the crisis to draft and pass transformative legislation enabling anatomical dissection at Pennsylvania medical schools. While not minimizing Forbes suffering throughout these events, McKnight should be appropriately recognized for his initiative and contributions, which far exceeded those of Forbes. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  18. Foraging behavior and prey interactions by a guild of predators on various lifestages of Bemisia tabaci

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    James R. Hagler

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius is fed on by a wide variety of generalist predators, but there is little information on these predator-prey interactions. A laboratory investigation was conducted to quantify the foraging behavior of the adults of five common whitefly predators presented with a surfeit of whitefly eggs, nymphs, and adults. The beetles, Hippodamia convergens Guérin-Méneville and Collops vittatus (Say fed mostly on whitefly eggs, but readily and rapidly preyed on all of the whitefly lifestages. The true bugs, Geocoris punctipes (Say and Orius tristicolor (Say preyed almost exclusively on adult whiteflies, while Lygus hesperus Knight preyed almost exclusively on nymphs. The true bugs had much longer prey handling times than the beetles and spent much more of their time feeding (35-42% than the beetles (6-7%. These results indicate that generalist predators vary significantly in their interaction with this host, and that foraging behavior should be considered during development of a predator-based biological control program for B. tabaci.

  19. Foraging behavior and prey interactions by a guild of predators on various lifestages of Bemisia tabaci.

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    Hagler, James R; Jackson, Charles G; Isaacs, Rufus; Machtley, Scott A

    2004-01-01

    The sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) is fed on by a wide variety of generalist predators, but there is little information on these predator-prey interactions. A laboratory investigation was conducted to quantify the foraging behavior of the adults of five common whitefly predators presented with a surfeit of whitefly eggs, nymphs, and adults. The beetles, Hippodamia convergens Guerin-Meneville and Collops vittatus (Say) fed mostly on whitefly eggs, but readily and rapidly preyed on all of the whitefly lifestages. The true bugs, Geocoris punctipes (Say) and Orius tristicolor (Say) preyed almost exclusively on adult whiteflies, while Lygus hesperus Knight preyed almost exclusively on nymphs. The true bugs had much longer prey handling times than the beetles and spent much more of their time feeding (35-42%) than the beetles (6-7%). These results indicate that generalist predators vary significantly in their interaction with this host, and that foraging behavior should be considered during development of a predator-based biological control program for B. tabaci.

  20. $^{11}$B and $^{27}$Al NMR spin-lattice relaxation and Knight shift study of Mg$_{1-x}$Al$_x$B$_2$. Evidence for anisotropic Fermi surface

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    Papavassiliou, G.; Pissas, M.; Karayanni, M.; Fardis, M.; Koutandos, S.; Prassides, K.

    2002-01-01

    We report a detailed study of $^{11}$B and $^{27}$Al NMR spin-lattice relaxation rates ($1/T_1$), as well as of $^{27}$Al Knight shift (K) of Mg$_{1-x}$Al$_x$B$_2$, $0\\leq x\\leq 1$. The obtained ($1/T_1T$) and K vs. x plots are in excellent agreement with ab initio calculations. This asserts experimentally the prediction that the Fermi surface is highly anisotropic, consisting mainly of hole-type 2-D cylindrical sheets from bonding $2p_{x,y}$ boron orbitals. It is also shown that the density ...

  1. New Times, New Heroes : Ambiguity, Socio-Political Issues and Post Modernism in Frank Miller's Graphic Novel The Dark Knight Returns

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    Axelsson, Jan

    2013-01-01

    Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is one of the first graphic novels to redraw the map for this kind of literature but perhaps first and foremost for the characteristics of superheroes and villains. It is a story which we have read before in the sense that Batman, the eternal crime fighter, chases his arch enemies Two Face and the Joker, but it is also a new story in which we meet an ambiguous and complex superhero. Batman has become an old man tormented by his past, in which his side ki...

  2. America's First Carl Sagan: Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel, Pre-Civil War Astronomer and Lecturer on the Cosmos

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    Osterbrock, D. E.

    2002-12-01

    In the years before television, videos, radio. movies, or even loudspeakers, Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (1809-1862) was the best-known popularizer of astronomy and the scientific study of the universe in nineteenth-century America. Each winter he traveled the country by railroad, steamer, and stagecoach, speaking to large paying crowds in principal cities from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia through Cincinnati to New Orleans on the cosmos and our place in it, with special attention to possible inhabitants of planers orbiting other stars. Mitchel had much the same attraction as Sagan did in our time, and awakened many people's interest in astronomy through the human angle, as Carl did. His argument was simple, and according to Frank Triplett goes back thousands of years: other stars are suns, our sun has planets with people on one of them, why should not other stars also have populated planets? But first Mitchel, like Sagan, always explained clearly the discoveries of astronomy that fleshed out this argument with facts. He emphasized the ``clockwork universe", governed by gravity, that Newton, Herschel, and Laplace had investigated and found to be stable. There were many other similarities between these two great popularizers. Mitchel's base was the Cincinnati Observatory, which he had founded, raising the funds for it himself in small contributions from hundreds of ``members", which he publicised as far more democratic than support from European kings and lords. He went abroad to get a telescope, and finally found his ``Great [12-inch] Refractor" in Munich, with help from John Quincy Adams, Astronomer Royal George Biddle Airy, and Paris Observatory Director Fracois Arago, in spite of a rebuff by President John Tyler. These episodes have similarities in Sagan's lobbying NASA for close-up images of Mars. Views of other American professional astronomers on life on other worlds will also be described briefly, from Denison Olmsted, Elias Loomis, Charles A. Young (who

  3. Toxicity of a formulation of the insecticide indoxacarb to the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae), and the big-eyed bug, Geocoris punctipes (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).

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    Tillman, P Glynn; Hammes, Glenn G; Sacher, Matthew; Connair, Michael; Brady, E Angela; Wing, Keith D

    2002-01-01

    Indoxacarb is a new oxadiazine insecticide that has shown outstanding field insecticidal activity. The toxicity of a 145 g litre-1 indoxacarb SC formulation (Steward) was studied on the tarnished plant bug Lygus lineolaris and the big-eyed bug Geocoris punctipes. Both insect species responded very similarly to indoxacarb in topical, tarsal contact and plant feeding toxicity studies. The topical LD50 of the formulation was c 35 ng AI per insect for both species. Prolonged tarsal contact with dry indoxacarb residues did not result in mortality for either insect species. However, both species were susceptible to feeding through dried residues of indoxacarb after spraying on young cotton plants. Feeding on water-washed plants resulted in lower mortality than that observed with unwashed plants, and toxicity declined even more dramatically after a, detergent rinse, indicating that much of the indoxacarb probably resides on the cotton leaf surface or in the waxy cuticle. These results were corroborated by HPLC-mass spectrometry measurements of indoxacarb residues on the plants. Greater mortality for both species was observed in a higher relative humidity environment. Higher levels of accumulated indoxacarb and its active metabolite were detected in dead G punctipes than in L lineolaris after feeding on sprayed, unwashed plants. When female G punctipes ate indoxacarb-treated Heliothis zea eggs, there was significant toxicity. However, only c 15% of the females consumed indoxacarb-treated eggs, and the rest of the females showed a significant diminution of feeding in response to the insecticide. Cotton field studies have shown that indoxacarb treatments at labelled rates lead to a dramatic decline in L lineolaris, with negligible declines in beneficial populations. A major route of intoxication of L lineolaris in indoxacarb-treated cotton fields thus appears to be via oral, and not cuticular, uptake of residues from treated cotton plants. The mechanisms for selectivity

  4. Knight Capital Americas LLC

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    Austin, Robert D.; Meister, Darren

    2015-01-01

    officer, other managers and the board of directors have done differently? What lessons does this story hold for how firms should be managed and governed? And what does it say about our ability to manage risk in large modern corporations operating in increasingly fast-moving and complex global markets?...... $450 million dollars in less than an hour. Although it was ultimately saved from bankruptcy when it was acquired two days later, the terms of acquisition were very unfavourable to the company's shareholders. How did this happen? Could it have been prevented? What should the staff, the chief executive...

  5. Knights in White Sneakers.

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    Raggio, Susan; Zjawin, Dorothy

    1982-01-01

    A teaching unit to help students explore daily life during the Middle Ages is presented. Techniques for teaching about the medieval social structure, feudal rights and objectives, living arrangements, agricultural practices, and suggestions for building a replica of a medieval village are included. (PP)

  6. Architects, Bandits and Knights

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    Konstantin Lidin

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Some quotations: «A new disaster has been added to pollution of the unique lake–it is cottage development of the coast». «The trouble is that the projects are realized without even being seen by architectural society. Including the objects on the coast of Lake Baikal. We took Sergey Kiselev to see one of such objects, it was a halfcompleted building. Like other Moscow colleagues he admitted that it was an obviously conceited excess. In general almost every object recently built in Listvyanka represents a burst of excess… What is happening here with architecture and urban planning is absolutely inadmissible».«Current capital development at Lake Baikal visually pollutes the coast, bringing alien elements to the landscape and view (for example, the cottages of pseudorussian style and cabin cars».Acting as a client of architectural and design project Russian mafia has a number of individual characteristics.Firstly, an ordinary businessman is childishly confident that the architect's (or designer's work is a very interesting and fascinating stuff. He believes that this work gives lots of pleasure and entirely consists of creative discoveries and triumph.By the way already ancient Greeks considered creativity to be a sort of Eros. So the mafia client is eager to take part in such a pleasant thing. In spite of expressing his wishes clearly and giving the way to the professional, the client strives for being both a participant and a coauthor of the project. At best he is constantly bothering the architect with many pieces of advice and «valuable suggestions ». At worst the project, which is already finished, approved and even paid, is altered by the client during the process of its realization, while the author is not even informed about it. The building completed, the shocked architect sees a monster that has arisen from his project as a result of «the editing».Secondly, any typical Mafioso finds it very important to persistently exhibit his aggressiveness and readiness to start the struggle end even to die. The cult of physical strength and defiance of danger is one of fundamental principles of the mafia corporate culture. The client's drive to provoke a quarrel and to explain «who is the boss» makes the relations between the architect and the client very peculiar.Thirdly, a productive labour interdiction is another important feature of traditional mafia culture. This view is a variation of the famous «idle class» ethos brilliantly described by Veblen Thorstein in his classic work. The ethics of the members of the idle class, which is also called by Veblen a «predatory class», forbids them to work or to be involved in any productive labour. Instead it allows them to fight, to govern the state and to go in for sport. From the point of view of the predatory culture there are only two types of people. The first one includes warriors, fighters and bandits, they arouse «fair» emotions of anger and fury as rivals or companionsinarms on the field of battle. The second type is represented by bastards, brutes and plough cattle, they are worth nothing but contempt. Most citizens' opinion on the building is of no importance. Only what the respected people of the same type, that is mafia «good guys», say (or think about it is taken into account.The tendencies to erect such incongruous and ugly buildings on the coast of Lake Baikal can hardly be stopped easily and quickly. Those tendencies have very deep roots. They are based, though in a perverted and wry manner, on the old traditions of Siberian culture. So it is senseless to struggle, to forbid and to show anger and contempt towards an uncultured wilful client. As well as it is no good to have «what can I do for you?» attitude and to follow all the whims of the predatory class.

  7. The Dark Knight Falters

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    Mirabal, N

    2012-01-01

    Potential line emission at 111 and 129 GeV from 16 unassociated Fermi-LAT point sources has been reported recently by Su & Finkbeiner (2012c). Together with similar features seen by Fermi in a region near the Galactic Centre, the evidence has been interpreted as the spectral signature of dark matter annihilation or internal bremsstrahlung. Through a combination of supervised machine-learning algorithms and archival multiwavelength observations we find that 14 out of the 16 unassociated sources showing the line emission in the Su & Finkbeiner sample are most likely active galactic nuclei (AGN). Based on this new evidence, one must widen the range of possible solutions for the 100-140 GeV excess to include a very distinct astrophysical explanation. While we cannot rule out a dark matter origin for the line emission in the Galactic Centre, we posit that if the detection in the Su & Finkbeiner sample is indeed real it might be related to accretion, bubble, or jet activity in nearby (z < 0.2) AGN. A...

  8. From Wage Slaves to Wage Workers: Cultural Opportunity Structures and the Evolution of the Wage Demands of the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor, 1880-1900

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    Hallgrimsdottir, Helga Kristin; Benoit, Cecilia

    2007-01-01

    This paper examines the reasons behind a historic shift in the language couching the wage demands of two North American labor movements during the last twenty years of the 19th century--the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor. We trace how the once dominant imagery of "wage slavery" lost its connection to producerist labor…

  9. 论魏晋小说中侠客形象的“超人”之美%The Study of Aesthetic"Superman" Embodied in the Knight Image in Novels of Wei and Jin Dynasties

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    宋巍

    2012-01-01

    The novelists during the Wei knights different from the historical figu strong sense of justice and ready to help dom. This knights "courage" essential and Jin dynasties in their works shaped the image of res of previous generations. The knights not only had a the weak but also exceeded the rest in bravery and wisly is a kind of "superman" property endowed by the knights fight with enemies as well as their words and deeds. Through the analysis of the knights "superman" property, the aesthetic style of"like Fantasy, full of human feelings'can be detected in the Chinese martial novels during the Wei and Jin dynasties.%魏晋时期小说家在作品中塑造了不同于前代史传人物的侠客形象。这些侠客不但行侠仗义,胆识过人,而且具有非凡的武勇。这种侠客的“武勇”实质上是小说家通过侠客与强大敌人的斗争和侠客自身的言行赋予侠客的“超人”属性。分析侠客的“超人”属性,可以看出魏晋时期中国武侠小说已初步形成“以奇为胜,饱含人情”的美学风格。

  10. 11B and 27Al NMR spin-lattice relaxation and Knight shift of Mg1-xAlxB2: Evidence for an anisotropic Fermi surface

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    Papavassiliou, G.; Pissas, M.; Karayanni, M.; Fardis, M.; Koutandos, S.; Prassides, K.

    2002-10-01

    We report a detailed study of the 11B and 27Al NMR spin-lattice relaxation rates (1/T1) and the 27Al Knight shift (K) in Mg1-xAlxB2, 0<=x<=1. The evolution of (1/T1T) and K with x is in excellent agreement with the prediction of ab initio calculations of a highly anisotropic Fermi surface, consisting mainly of hole-type two-dimensional (2D) cylindrical sheets from bonding 2px,y boron orbitals. The density of states at the Fermi level also decreases sharply on Al doping and the 2D sheets collapse at x~0.55, where the superconducting phase disappears.

  11. Optimizing Excited-State Electronic-Structure Codes for Intel Knights Landing: A Case Study on the BerkeleyGW Software

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    Deslippe, Jack; da Jornada, Felipe H.; Vigil-Fowler, Derek; Barnes, Taylor; Wichmann, Nathan; Raman, Karthik; Sasanka, Ruchira; Louie, Steven G.

    2016-10-06

    We profile and optimize calculations performed with the BerkeleyGW code on the Xeon-Phi architecture. BerkeleyGW depends both on hand-tuned critical kernels as well as on BLAS and FFT libraries. We describe the optimization process and performance improvements achieved. We discuss a layered parallelization strategy to take advantage of vector, thread and node-level parallelism. We discuss locality changes (including the consequence of the lack of L3 cache) and effective use of the on-package high-bandwidth memory. We show preliminary results on Knights-Landing including a roofline study of code performance before and after a number of optimizations. We find that the GW method is particularly well-suited for many-core architectures due to the ability to exploit a large amount of parallelism over plane-wave components, band-pairs, and frequencies.

  12. 建国以来《游侠列传》研究综述%Study on the“Knight errant biography”since the founding of the country

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    徐小娜

    2016-01-01

    Since the establishment of new China, especially since 1980s, scholars do many researches around the"Knight errant biography"from multi angle. The research before the 1980s has some political tendency. In the 1980s, people more from the angle of history and literature to study Sima Qian's knight errant spirit.%新中国成立尤其是八十年代以来,学者围绕《游侠列传》进行了多角度的研究。八十年代以前研究颇有政治化倾向,八十年代以后人们更多地从历史学、文献学的角度研究司马迁的游侠精神。

  13. A Quantitative Ecological Risk Assessment of the Toxicological Risks from Exxon Valdez Subsurface Oil Residues to Sea Otters at Northern Knight Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska

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    Harwell, Mark A.; Gentile, John H.; Johnson, Charles B.; Garshelis, David L.; Parker, Keith R.

    2010-01-01

    A comprehensive, quantitative risk assessment is presented of the toxicological risks from buried Exxon Valdez subsurface oil residues (SSOR) to a subpopulation of sea otters (Enhydra lutris) at Northern Knight Island (NKI) in Prince William Sound, Alaska, as it has been asserted that this subpopulation of sea otters may be experiencing adverse effects from the SSOR. The central questions in this study are: could the risk to NKI sea otters from exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in SSOR, as characterized in 2001–2003, result in individual health effects, and, if so, could that exposure cause subpopulation-level effects? We follow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) risk paradigm by: (a) identifying potential routes of exposure to PAHs from SSOR; (b) developing a quantitative simulation model of exposures using the best available scientific information; (c) developing scenarios based on calculated probabilities of sea otter exposures to SSOR; (d) simulating exposures for 500,000 modeled sea otters and extracting the 99.9% quantile most highly exposed individuals; and (e) comparing projected exposures to chronic toxicity reference values. Results indicate that, even under conservative assumptions in the model, maximum-exposed sea otters would not receive a dose of PAHs sufficient to cause any health effects; consequently, no plausible toxicological risk exists from SSOR to the sea otter subpopulation at NKI. PMID:20862194

  14. Motivations and Implications of Community Service Provision by La Familia Michoacána / Knights Templar and other Mexican Drug Cartels

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    Shawn T. Flanigan

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Research demonstrates that service provision by violent organizations can be an effective strategy for coercing the local community to accept and conceal a group’s violent activities, and for creating loyalty to these groups. This has been most frequently explored among political organizations such as terrorist groups, with organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas very visibly engaged in providing social welfare in addition to their violent activities. Recent reports indicate that criminal organizations in Mexico also are involved in instances of public service provision in local communities. This article explores the extent to which drug cartels operating in Mexico are involved in public service provision to members of communities where they operate, and considers possible motivations and implications for public service provision by these criminal organizations, with specific attention to the organization La Familia Michoacána/ Knights Templar. The article also gives attention to the consequences to citizenship and government of service provision by violent nonstate actors, and the ways such service provision may disrupt the social contract between the citizen and the state.

  15. Low-Field Knight Shift Measurement at Sb Site for Alkaline-Earth Filled Skutterudites AFe4Sb12 (A = Sr and Ca)

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    Sakurai, Atsurou; Matsumura, Masahiro; Kato, Harukazu; Nishioka, Takashi; Matsuoka, Eiichi; Hayashi, Katsuyuki; Takabatake, Toshirou

    2008-06-01

    121Sb Knight shift K measurement has been carried out by applying a perturbing field to the nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) spectrum in alkaline-earth filled skutterudites AFe4Sb12 (A = Ca and Sr), which are close to ferromagnetic instability. The hyperfine coupling constant was determined for the first time as -14.9 kOe/μB f.u. from the K-χ plot. This relatively large value suggests a strong Fe-Sb covalent bonding. The intrinsic spin susceptibility χspin derived from K markedly decreases at low temperatures after Curie-Weiss-like increase at high temperatures, which seems to be responsible for the absence of ferromagnetic order. Using the T-dependence of χspin, the unusual gap-like suppression of nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate divided by temperature 1/T1T in our previous report is reasonably explained by assuming the spin dependent-term to be proportional to χspin and the gap-like suppression of the spin-independent term.

  16. Animazione di un’armatura. Il cavaliere inesistente di Italo Calvino e Pino Zac Animation of Armor. The Nonexistent Knight by Italo Calvino and Pino Zac

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Pino Zac, eclettico regista e disegnatore, è autore dell’omonimo adattamento cinematografico del romanzo parodico medievale Il cavaliere inesistente di Italo Calvino, realizzato dal regista con tecnica mista – attori e disegni animati. Il valore intrinseco dei testi in esame permette un’analisi comparativa che coinvolga al contempo la specifica grammatica del medium adoperato e fondamentali questioni interpretative, evitando il rischio di ridurre il confronto alla misurazione meccanica di differenze e invarianti nel passaggio da un codice all’altro. La traduzione intersemiotica tra sistema letterario e sistema filmico pone l’autore dinanzi a scelte di natura formale, etica ed estetica che oscillano tra il rispetto del codice genetico del testo-fonte e la coerenza del proprio processo riscrittorio; questo andamento bidirezionale permette nei casi migliori, come questo, di penetrare ancora più in profondità i lati più in ombra del testo originale, attraverso una nuova versione del medesimo dotata di indubbio valore critico.Pino Zac, eclectic director and designer, is the author of the eponymous film adaptation of the novel parodic medieval The Nonexistent Knight by Italo Calvino, made ​​by the director with mixed media - actors and cartoons. The intrinsic value of these texts allows a comparative analysis involving at the same time the specific grammar of the medium used and fundamental questions of interpretation, avoiding the risk of reducing the comparison to the measurement of mechanical differences and invariant in the transition from one code to another. Intersemiotic translation system between literary and filmic system places the author in front of choices of a formal nature, ethics and aesthetics ranging from compliance with the genetic code of the source text and the cohesion of its rewriting process, this allows two way in cases best, like this, to penetrate more deeply into the sides in the shade of the original text

  17. Review of Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs: What You Really Need to Know about the Numbers by Karen Berman and Joe Knight, with John Case

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    Full Text Available Berman, Karen and Knight, Joe, with John Case. Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs: What You Really Need to Know about the Numbers, (Boston MA: Harvard Business Press, 2008. 285 pp. ISBN 978-1-4221-1915-0. From “The art of finance (and why it matters” (Part One through “Creating a financially intelligent company” (Part Eight, Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs is an engaging explanation and appreciation of financial statements and financial ratios. Short, easily digested chapters; just-in-time boxes to introduce terminology; easy, direct, in-text calculations from bare-bones, hypothetical financial statements to illustrate concepts; a 44-page appendix of crafted exercises on the income statement, balance sheet, cash-flow statement, and financial ratios from two public companies for deeper understanding; a detailed 19-page index for quick, after-you’ve-read-it navigation – all make for an efficient learning opportunity for readers who want a painless way to know about the numbers used in the world of business. Two quantitative literacy principles emerge as themes. The first is the “art of finance” (social construction: that is, the numbers are not totally objective; to varying extents, they reflect decisions, assumptions, and estimates in the accounting. The second is that ratios provide a window into the story that financial statements are able to tell. Written for entrepreneurs and company owners, the book ends with OBM (open-book management—a management philosophy based on financial literacy. The vision of this book is businesses in which all employees are financially literate and managers and owners are financially intelligent.

  18. Merchants in Florence, Knights under the rule of the kings of Aragon. The Tecchini-Taquí between the 14th and the 15th century

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    Soldani, Maria Elisa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The path of the Tecchinis is a relevant example of a Florentine family’s naturalization in the Catalan-Aragonese kingdoms. In contrast to many of their conationals, the record of Tecchini-Taquí is characterized by their long presence and by establishing a unique integration process, which involved a transgression of social rank from merchants to knights in less then a century. The key to their achievements was double identity and the coexistence of the Tuscan merchant’s typical skills with the involvements of the great mercantile Catalan families. As a result they could cover the role of intermediates between Florentine companies and the local world. The members of this family also made use of a direct and privileged relation with the Crown, established due to the professional services they offered to the monarchs.

    La traiettoria dei Tecchini costituisce un esempio significativo di naturalizzazione di una famiglia fiorentina in ambito catalano-aragonese. I Tecchini- Taquí, al contrario di molti dei loro connazionali, furono caratterizzati da una presenza di lunga durata e dall’avviarsi di un processo d’integrazione che avrebbe comportato, in meno di un secolo, anche un passaggio di status da mercanti a cavalieri. La chiave del loro successo fu la doppia appartenenza, il coesistere delle caratteristiche tipiche del mercante toscano con gli interessi delle grandi famiglie mercantili catalano-aragonesi, che gli consentì di ricoprire il ruolo di mediatori tra compagnie fiorentine e mondo locale. Gli esponenti di questa famiglia si avvalsero anche di un rapporto diretto e privilegiato con la Corona, stretto grazie ai servizi di natura professionale offerti ai monarchi.

  19. 不同温度下绿盲蝽实验种群生命表研究%Life table of the laboratory population of Lygus lucorum Meyer-Dür(Hemiptera:Miridae) at different temperatures

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    门兴元; 于毅; 张安盛; 李丽莉; 张君亭; 戈峰

    2008-01-01

    组建了5个不同温度(17,20,23,26和29℃)下绿盲蝽Lygus lucorum实验种群的生命表.结果表明:在17~29℃温度范围内,随温度升高绿盲蝽的发育速率加快,并符合Logistic模型;在实验温度范围内,若虫期、产卵前期、卵期和世代历期分别为10.04~27.63,8.33~19.33,6.74~15.00,25.11~61.96 d.绿盲蝽的若虫、产卵前期和卵的发育起点温度分别为9.45,7.28和6.28℃,有效积温分别为210.25、191.83和160.12日度,完成整个世代需要的有效积温为555.04日度.在实验温度范围内,23℃时绿盲蝽的世代存活率最高(82.3%),雌成虫的产卵历期最长(41.67 d),单雌繁殖若虫数最多(35.42头/雌),种群趋势指数也最高(14.58);在较低的温度(17℃)和较高的温度(29℃)下,绿盲蝽的的种群趋势指数分别仅为8.44和9.06,均不利于其种群数量增加.

  20. 江西两种生态类型棉田及棉周边杂草棉盲蝽发生研究%Study on Occurrence of Cotton Lygus in Two Ecological Types of Cotton Fields and Their Surrounding Weeds of Jiangxi Province

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    张兴华; 田绍仁; 李捷; 杨兆光; 涂祈钧; 乔艳艳

    2013-01-01

    研究了棉盲蝽在转基因抗虫棉药剂防治与不使用药剂防治上的发生差异,及棉田周边杂草上棉盲蝽发生动态,结果:①不防治类型棉田各棉盲蝽百株虫口总发生量为879头,其中:中黑盲蝽274头,绿盲蝽189头,杂毛合垫盲蝽407头,赣棉淡盲蝽9头,虫种比依次为:31∶22∶46∶1,杂毛合垫盲蝽为优势种;②常规防治类型棉田各棉盲蝽百株虫口总发生量为588头,其中:中黑盲蝽371头,绿盲蝽104头,杂毛合垫盲蝽94头,烟盲蝽17头,赣棉淡盲蝽2头,虫种比依次为:63∶18∶16∶3∶0.3,中黑盲蝽为优势种.9月22日~11月2日棉田边盲蝽杂草寄主和虫口发生量:赣棉淡盲蝽杂草寄主有18种,虫口发生量779头,排位第一;绿盲蝽杂草寄主14种,虫口发生量180头,排第二位;异须单突盲蝽杂草寄主5种,虫口发生量104头,排第三位;其他几种棉盲蝽杂草寄主少发生量小,以小飞蓬杂草发生棉盲蝽种类最多,达6种.%The author studied the occurrence of cotton lygus in transgenic insect - resistant cotton fields (conducting chemical control or not) and their surrounding weeds. The results showed that; ① in the cotton fields without chemical control, the total quantity of cotton lygus per 100 plants was 879 heads, including 274 Adelphocoris suturalis, 189 Apolygus lueorums, 407 Orthotylus flavosparsus and 9 Creontiades bipuanctatus, the population ratio of the four species was 31: 22: 46: 1 , and Orthotylus flavosparsus was the dominant species among them; ② in the conventional control cotton fields, the total quantity of cotton lygus in every one hundred cotton plants was 588 heads, including 371 Adelphocoris suturalis, 104 Apolygus lucorum, 94 Orthotylus flavosparsus, 17 Cyrtopeltis tenuis and 2 Creontiades bipuanctatus, the population ratio of the five species was 63: 18: 16: 3: 0. 3, and Adelphocoris suturalis was the dominant species among them. From September 22 to November 2, the surrounding weed host

  1. “If both my sons were on the gallows, i would sing": oppression of children in Beaumont‘s the knight of the burning pestle.” “If both my sons were on the gallows, i would sing": oppression of children in Beaumont‘s the knight of the burning pestle.”

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    Linda Andreson

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Critics have described various objects of satire in Francis Beaumont‘s The Knight of the Burning Pestle, cluding “boorish behaviour and the demand that the playhouse serve private preference”(with a “class bias”against the citizens, George and Nell; “chivalric romance;” “citizen success-stories;” “misunderstandings about art;” the “gallants”of the period; prodigal plays; and “a mercenary society.” Much less attention has been paid to another possible object of Beaumont‘s satire: the oppression of children and young adults by their elders, particulary their own parents. This oppression takes various forms throughout the play, including economic oppression, both bribery and deprivation of money. Although Philip J. Finkelpearl notes that “George‘s threats are the kind a burly would use on a helpless child” (25, it does not seem to have been noted that children are the object of most of the threats of violence, as well as actual violence, in the play. Critics have described various objects of satire in Francis Beaumont‘s The Knight of the Burning Pestle, cluding “boorish behaviour and the demand that the playhouse serve private preference”(with a “class bias”against the citizens, George and Nell; “chivalric romance;” “citizen success-stories;” “misunderstandings about art;” the “gallants”of the period; prodigal plays; and “a mercenary society.” Much less attention has been paid to another possible object of Beaumont‘s satire: the oppression of children and young adults by their elders, particulary their own parents. This oppression takes various forms throughout the play, including economic oppression, both bribery and deprivation of money. Although Philip J. Finkelpearl notes that “George‘s threats are the kind a burly would use on a helpless child” (25, it does not seem to have been noted that children are the object of most of the threats of violence, as well as

  2. A Comparative Study on Education of European Knights and Japanese Samurai%西欧骑士教育与日本武士教育比较研究

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    郭丽芳

    2012-01-01

    European knights and Japanese samurai appeared almost at the same time at the middle ages. As unique groups pursuing militancy at a particular stage of history, they have similarities in some aspects. However, because of different historical backgrounds and traditional cultures, there are many differences between these two groups. This article reviews the appearance backgrounds and other social conditions, and discusses the similarities and differences in education between European knights and Japanese samurai, in the hope of providing a clearer and deeper understanding of them.%西欧骑士和日本武士几乎同时于中世纪出现在世界的东西方,作为特定历史阶段奉行尚武精神的独特群体,二者在诸多方面存在相似之处。但是由于产生的历史背景、文化传统等方面的差异,二者又存在着一些不同之处。从骑士与武士产生的背景及发展概况等方面入手,探讨二者在教育方面的异同点,以期对这两种教育有更加清晰、深入的认识。

  3. Knights of the Faculty Lounge

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    Gravois, John

    2007-01-01

    Recent decades have produced millions of medieval re-enactors, role players, and fantasy buffs -- and billions of dollars for the industries that fuel them. However, writes Gravois, academic medievalists have viewed this engorged popular interest not as an embarrassment of riches, but as simply embarrassment. Yet those same re-enactors, role…

  4. Virgin's Knight tackles climate change

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    Banks, Michael

    2008-11-01

    "There is no greater or more immediate challenge than that posed by climate change," said Sir Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin group, via video-link at the 59th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held in Glasgow in the UK at the end of September. That grand statement may seem like a lot of hot air for the entrepreneur best known for his attempt to circumnavigate the globe by balloon. But Branson went on to reveal that Virgin Galactic, which aims to fly passengers 100 km into space for 200 000 per trip, will also provide room on its craft for a series of scientific experiments to study the Earth's atmosphere.

  5. Efficacy Trial of Dinotefuran 20% SG Prevent Lygus lucorum Meyer-dür in Fields%20%呋虫胺SG防治棉盲蝽象田间药效试验

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    刘效明; 章炳旺; 吴习水; 曾斌; 钟直琳

    2011-01-01

    [目的]为明确20%呋虫胺SG对棉盲蝽象的防治效果,开展了该药的田间药效试验.[结果]20%呋虫胺SG450、300、225、150 g a.i./hm2和50%马拉硫磷EC 750 mL a.i./hm2对棉盲蝽象的防效,药后ld依次为100%、80%、81.82%、75%和50%,药后3d的防效依次为100%、100%、94.29%、80.25%和46.45%;药后7d的防效依次为100%、95.15%、95%、80.11%和41.86%.[结论]20%呋虫胺SG防治棉盲蝽象具有速效、持效且对棉花安全的特点,是防治棉盲蝽象理想药剂.在中等偏轻发生年份用量为150~225 g a.i./hm2,在中等以上发生程度年份用量为225~300 g a.i./hm2.%[Aims] The field efficacy trial of dinotefuran 20% SG was conducted to confirm the control effect on Lygus lucorum Meyer-dur. [Results] The results showed that the efficacy of dinotefuran 20% SG at 450, 300, 225, 150 g a.I./ha and malathion 50% EC at 750 mL a.I./ha were 100, 80, 81.82, 75 and 50% respectively against L. Lucorum Meyer-dur on the first day after treatment, the efficacy were 100, 100, 94.29, 80.25 and 46.45% on the third day, and 100, 95.15, 95, 80.11 and 41.86% on the seventh day. [Conclusions] Dinotefuran 50% SG has advantages of readily availability, persistence and safety on cotton, which is an ideal pesticide in protecting cotton from L. Lucorum Meyer-d(u)r, the usage is 150-225 g a.I./ha in medium to light years, while 225-300 g a.I./ha in medium to large years

  6. Reply to comment received from J. C. Knight regarding "Last Glacial Maximum cirque glaciation in Ireland and implications for reconstructions of the Irish Ice Sheet" by Barth et al. (2016), Quaternary Science Reviews 141, 85-93

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    Barth, Aaron M.; Clark, Peter U.; Clark, Jorie; McCabe, A. Marshall; Caffee, Marc

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    We concluded that our new 10Be chronology records onset of retreat of a cirque glacier within the Alohart basin of southwestern Ireland 24.5 ± 1.4 ka, placing limiting constraints on reconstructions of the Irish Ice Sheet (IIS) and Kerry-Cork Ice Cap (KCIC) during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) (Barth et al., 2016). Knight (2016) raises two main arguments against our interpretation: (1) the glacier in the Alohart basin was not a cirque glacier, but instead a southern-sourced ice tongue from the KCIC overtopping the MacGillycuddy's Reeks, and (2) that the boulders we sampled for 10Be exposure dating were derived from supraglacial rockfall rather than transported subglacially, experienced nuclide inheritance, and are thus too old. In the following, we address both of these arguments.

  7. Ecoinformatics reveals effects of crop rotational histories on cotton yield.

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    Full Text Available Crop rotation has been practiced for centuries in an effort to improve agricultural yield. However, the directions, magnitudes, and mechanisms of the yield effects of various crop rotations remain poorly understood in many systems. In order to better understand how crop rotation influences cotton yield, we used hierarchical Bayesian models to analyze a large ecoinformatics database consisting of records of commercial cotton crops grown in California's San Joaquin Valley. We identified several crops that, when grown in a field the year before a cotton crop, were associated with increased or decreased cotton yield. Furthermore, there was a negative association between the effect of the prior year's crop on June densities of the pest Lygus hesperus and the effect of the prior year's crop on cotton yield. This suggested that some crops may enhance L. hesperus densities in the surrounding agricultural landscape, because residual L. hesperus populations from the previous year cannot continuously inhabit a focal field and attack a subsequent cotton crop. In addition, we found that cotton yield declined approximately 2.4% for each additional year in which cotton was grown consecutively in a field prior to the focal cotton crop. Because L. hesperus is quite mobile, the effects of crop rotation on L. hesperus would likely not be revealed by small plot experimentation. These results provide an example of how ecoinformatics datasets, which capture the true spatial scale of commercial agriculture, can be used to enhance agricultural productivity.

  8. Ecoinformatics reveals effects of crop rotational histories on cotton yield.

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    Meisner, Matthew H; Rosenheim, Jay A

    2014-01-01

    Crop rotation has been practiced for centuries in an effort to improve agricultural yield. However, the directions, magnitudes, and mechanisms of the yield effects of various crop rotations remain poorly understood in many systems. In order to better understand how crop rotation influences cotton yield, we used hierarchical Bayesian models to analyze a large ecoinformatics database consisting of records of commercial cotton crops grown in California's San Joaquin Valley. We identified several crops that, when grown in a field the year before a cotton crop, were associated with increased or decreased cotton yield. Furthermore, there was a negative association between the effect of the prior year's crop on June densities of the pest Lygus hesperus and the effect of the prior year's crop on cotton yield. This suggested that some crops may enhance L. hesperus densities in the surrounding agricultural landscape, because residual L. hesperus populations from the previous year cannot continuously inhabit a focal field and attack a subsequent cotton crop. In addition, we found that cotton yield declined approximately 2.4% for each additional year in which cotton was grown consecutively in a field prior to the focal cotton crop. Because L. hesperus is quite mobile, the effects of crop rotation on L. hesperus would likely not be revealed by small plot experimentation. These results provide an example of how ecoinformatics datasets, which capture the true spatial scale of commercial agriculture, can be used to enhance agricultural productivity.

  9. A Woman's Ideal Husband --Mr. Knightly in "Emma"%女性心目中的理想丈夫--《爱玛》中的南特利先生

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    董娜

    2012-01-01

    As the most mature work of Jane Austen, "Emma" has been drawing great attention from literature reviewers. The heroine Emma is just Austen's favorite one. At the same time we still can not ignore that the hero Mr. Knightly is a perfect image of gentleman of all Jane Austen's works. He is regarded as an ideal husband among women.%作为简·奥斯丁最为成熟的一部作品,《爱玛》在文学评论界一直受到广泛的关注。女主人公爱玛也是作者本人最喜爱的女主人公。但不容忽视的是:这部作品里的男主人公南特利先生也是奥斯丁塑造的一位最完美的绅士形象,可以称之为女性心目中的理想丈夫.

  10. Knight's Paradigm and Scholastic Press Freedom.

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    Dickson, Tom

    A study investigated whether scholastic journalism educators agree on definitions of prior review and prior restraint. A total of 83 officers or directors of local, state, or national scholastic journalism organizations, including the membership list of the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass…

  11. 27 CFR 9.76 - Knights Valley.

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    ... southwest corner thereof; (3) Then easterly along the south line of Section 4 to the southeast corner... West Springs Quadrangle” map; (5) Then easterly along Franz Creek approximately 14,000 feet to the... Section 6 to the southwest corner thereof; (8) Then easterly along the south line of Sections 6, 5, and...

  12. Are Project Developers Knights and Researchers Queens?

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    Vinstrup, Anya Bjørn

    2014-01-01

    How do project developers at universities view their customers – the researchers, and how do they see themselves as a profession? Does this view influence their motivation and what challenges does it impose? Taking elements of theory from Public Service Motivation (PSM) and linking it with a smal...... for leadership and organisational structures....

  13. Health Effects of PCBs in Residences and Schools (HESPERUS)

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    Bräuner, Elvira; Andersen, Zorana Jovanovic; Frederiksen, Marie;

    2016-01-01

    Polychlorinated-biphenyls (PCBs) were introduced in the late 1920s and used until the 1970s when they were banned in most countries due to evidence of environmental build-up and possible adverse health effects. However they still persist in the environment, indoors and in humans. Indoor air...... in contaminated buildings may confer airborne exposure markedly above background regional PCB levels. To date, no epidemiological studies have assessed the health effects from exposure to semi-volatile PCBs in the indoor environment. Indoor air PCBs are generally less chlorinated than PCBs that are absorbed via...... the diet, or via past occupational exposure; therefore their health effects require separate risk assessment. Two separate cohorts of individuals who have either attended schools (n = 66,769; 26% exposed) or lived in apartment buildings (n = 37,185; 19% exposed), where indoor air PCB concentrations have...

  14. 侠骨柔肠问苍生——论《聊斋志异》中的正直男性神形象%The Men of Knight-errantry, Integrity and Compassion who Care the People --On the Image of Gods of Integrity in Strange Tales from a Lonely Studio

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    虞卓娅

    2012-01-01

    The images of Gods of integrity in Strange Tales from a Lonely Studio are very much in accordance with those characters of Knight-errantry from Chinese literature in terms of both mystery and ethnic culture. Such overlapping between the divinity and man of letters makes the divinity brilliant, intellectual, and has the profound cultural connotation. Pu Songling not only expresses his wishes to save the world with a poetic taste, but also establishes a harmonious and aesthetic complementation between the images of the Gods of integrity and the female images of the beautiful, adorable, and absolutely clever fairy-foxes and ghosts in the book.%《聊斋志异》中的正直男性神形象与中国文学中既具神秘色彩又融入伦理文化的侠意象十分契合;而神与理想文士的叠化,又使神富有知性的光芒和深刻的人文内涵。蒲松龄在神的故事中寄托了他的济世怀抱和诗意的人生情趣,同时,正直男性神形象又与书中美丽深情、精灵绝慧的狐子鬼女形象形成一种和谐的审美互补。

  15. The Knight of Faith: Ethics in Special Needs Education

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    Steinnes, Jenny

    2011-01-01

    This article attempts to contribute to the understanding of the particularly important and inescapable role that ethics must play in the context of special needs education. Perspectives from Kierkegaard and Derrida are presented and used in order to explore the complexity of the context and to show the importance and responsibility of the agency…

  16. Knight at the Museum: Learning History with Museums

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    Marcus, Alan S.; Levine, Thomas H.

    2011-01-01

    This article presents an approach that teachers can use to strengthen students' ability to make sense of the past at museums. Specifically, we propose a photography exercise to help students to learn from museums and to view museums critically, weighing both the objective realities and subjective interpretations offered by museums. To get the most…

  17. Quantifying secondary pest outbreaks in cotton and their monetary cost with causal-inference statistics.

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    Gross, Kevin; Rosenheim, Jay A

    2011-10-01

    Secondary pest outbreaks occur when the use of a pesticide to reduce densities of an unwanted target pest species triggers subsequent outbreaks of other pest species. Although secondary pest outbreaks are thought to be familiar in agriculture, their rigorous documentation is made difficult by the challenges of performing randomized experiments at suitable scales. Here, we quantify the frequency and monetary cost of secondary pest outbreaks elicited by early-season applications of broad-spectrum insecticides to control the plant bug Lygus spp. (primarily L. hesperus) in cotton grown in the San Joaquin Valley, California, USA. We do so by analyzing pest-control management practices for 969 cotton fields spanning nine years and 11 private ranches. Our analysis uses statistical methods to draw formal causal inferences from nonexperimental data that have become popular in public health and economics, but that are not yet widely known in ecology or agriculture. We find that, in fields that received an early-season broad-spectrum insecticide treatment for Lygus, 20.2% +/- 4.4% (mean +/- SE) of late-season pesticide costs were attributable to secondary pest outbreaks elicited by the early-season insecticide application for Lygus. In 2010 U.S. dollars, this equates to an additional $6.00 +/- $1.30 (mean +/- SE) per acre in management costs. To the extent that secondary pest outbreaks may be driven by eliminating pests' natural enemies, these figures place a lower bound on the monetary value of ecosystem services provided by native communities of arthropod predators and parasitoids in this agricultural system.

  18. Establishment of an artificial diet for successive rearing of Apolygus lucorum (Hemiptera: Miridae).

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    Feng, Hongqiang; Jin, Yinli; Li, Guoping; Feng, Hongyun

    2012-12-01

    The plant bug Apolygus lucorum (Meyer-Dür) is a major pest on Bt cotton and multiple crops in northern China. A modified NI artificial diet called T7 was developed to rear this pest for 10 successive generations both individually and in groups. This T7 diet was similar in components and preparation process to the NI diet used for Lygus hesperus in North America, but was comprised of more whole chicken eggs, soybean lecithin, and Vanderzant vitamin mixture, and less brewer's yeast, wheat germ, lima bean meal, soy flour, and sugars than NI diet. While being reared individually on T7 diet, A. lucorum nymphs had a developmental duration of approximately 12 d and survival rate of approximately 80%, which was not significantly different from that on green beans. While being reared in groups, nymphal survival rate was above 81% (indeed above 90% for the first four generations), the weight of adults was heavier than on green beans and the average fecundity had a logistic increase through generations. The replacement rate of A. lucorum populations was expected to be approximately 29 times per generation while being reared at a density of 100 nymphs per box (20 x 12 x 7 cm). This is the first successful artificial diet reported for rearing A. lucorum and is superior to green beans. The diet offers an economic means for producing natural enemies for biological control of this pest on Bt cotton. The possibility of further improvement of the present artificial diet is also discussed.

  19. H09779: NOS Hydrographic Survey , Redfield Cove to Knight Island, Alaska, 1978-09-02

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has the statutory mandate to collect hydrographic data in support of nautical chart compilation for safe...

  20. 马耳他:骑士和浪子%Malta: Knight and Libertine

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    蔡天新

    2006-01-01

    @@ 在欧洲,除了英国和爱尔兰以外,还有一个国家以英语为官方语言,那便是马耳他共和国.马耳他是地中海中部的一个岛国,面积介乎于安道尔和列支敦士登之间,人口在欧洲仅多于梵蒂冈城国,主要由南北两个小岛组成,有点像是缩小了的新西兰.

  1. First occurrence of knight rock shrimp, Sicyonia lancifer (Olivier, 1811 (Decapoda: Sicyoniidae in the Mediterranean Sea.

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence of the non-native species Sicyonia lancifer  (Olivier, 1811 belonging to Sicyoniidae family is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea. In the following  paper  the distinguishing features of the species are provided.

  2. Red Queen Takes White Knight: The Commercialisation of Accounting Education in Australia

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    Graham Bowrey

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the adaptive and maladaptive consequences of changes resulting from the commercialisation of Australian universities, specifically their accounting schools, and aims to identify the organisational changes triggered by competition that affect the growth of universities over time. The paper synthesises organisational learning theory, benchmarking theory, mimetic isomorphism and institutional theories, which are presented as "the Red Queen", itself an evolutionary theory; this synthesis provides the theoretical underpinning. The Red Queen theory posits that competition triggers organisational learning, which in turn intensifies competition in rivals that ultimately triggers an adaptive response. This selfreinforcing process produces results that may be adaptive or maladaptive. There is evidence to support that “running fast” in terms of Red Queen evolution theory has allowed some universities to place competitive pressure on rivals and achieve elite levels of publications, international accreditation and improved international rankings. This search for improvement, driven by commercialisation, provided ways to improve performance, thus improving the university’s competitive strength. There is also evidence to support the belief that “running slow” provides maladaptive consequences that could affect growth rates, quality and staff performance. The use of the Red Queen hypothesis provides an evolutionary approach to the study of strategy, strategic change and organisations. This provides an opportunity to examine competition in universities as a force that continually disturbs equilibrium.

  3. Web-Enabled 3D Game Playing for Looped Knight's Tour

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    Lum, Gregory C. L.; Yun, David Y. Y.

    This paper elucidates the development of a 3D graphics display environment that facilitates the finding of a closed Loop Knight’s Tour (LKT) that uniquely covers each grid in a 3D rectangular box. When LKT is played as a solitaire game in 3D space, it is not only mentally challenging but also difficult for the player to visualize the current or past (occupied) positions and to consider any follow-on possibilities (open grids). These graphic facilities simplify the visualization the global box as occupied and open grids and allow the convenient examination of the sequential chain of knight’s moves. Relevant information and valuable relations are computed and displayed to assist the player in choosing the next grid to occupy and closing the ends to form a loop. This graphic game environment is Web enabled via Google’s SketchUp. An online community may be developed as users challenge one another by increasingly difficult configurations.

  4. Object identification with deep learning using Intel DAAL on Knights Landing processor [Vidyo

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    The problem of object recognition is computationally expensive, especially when large amounts of data is involved. Recently, techniques in deep neural networks (DNN) - including convolutional neural networks and residual neural networks - have shown great recognition accuracy compared to traditional methods (artificial neural networks, decision tress, etc.). However, experience reveals that there are still a number of factors that limit scientists from deriving the full performance benefits of large, DNNs. We summarize these challenges as follows: (1) large number of hyperparameters that have to be tuned against the DNN during training phase, leading to several data re-computations over a large design-space, (2) the share volume of data used for training, resulting in prolonged training time, (3) how to effectively utilize underlying hardware (compute, network and storage) to achieve maximum performance during this training phase. In this presentation, we discuss a cross-layer perspective into realizing effic...

  5. Holy Terror, Batman! Frank Miller’s Dark Knight and the Superhero as Hardboiled Terrorist

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    2016-01-01

    Conceived in the late thirties as “bold humanist response to Depression-era fears of runaway scientific advance and soulless industrialism” (Morrison 2012, 6), the superhero has flourished as one of the most resilient archetypes of American popular culture. This essay analyses the literary and cultural contaminations that have engendered an unprecedented revision of the paradigm since the 1980s. In particular, it will take into account three graphic novels by American cartoonist Frank Miller ...

  6. Astakine 2--the dark knight linking melatonin to circadian regulation in crustaceans.

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    Apiruck Watthanasurorot

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Daily, circadian rhythms influence essentially all living organisms and affect many physiological processes from sleep and nutrition to immunity. This ability to respond to environmental daily rhythms has been conserved along evolution, and it is found among species from bacteria to mammals. The hematopoietic process of the crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus is under circadian control and is tightly regulated by astakines, a new family of cytokines sharing a prokineticin (PROK domain. The expression of AST1 and AST2 are light-dependent, and this suggests an evolutionarily conserved function for PROK domain proteins in mediating circadian rhythms. Vertebrate PROKs are transmitters of circadian rhythms of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN in the brain of mammals, but the mechanism by which they function is unknown. Here we demonstrate that high AST2 expression is induced by melatonin in the brain. We identify RACK1 as a binding protein of AST2 and further provide evidence that a complex between AST2 and RACK1 functions as a negative-feedback regulator of the circadian clock. By DNA mobility shift assay, we showed that the AST2-RACK1 complex will interfere with the binding between BMAL1 and CLK and inhibit the E-box binding activity of the complex BMAL1-CLK. Finally, we demonstrate by gene knockdown that AST2 is necessary for melatonin-induced inhibition of the complex formation between BMAL1 and CLK during the dark period. In summary, we provide evidence that melatonin regulates AST2 expression and thereby affects the core clock of the crustacean brain. This process may be very important in all animals that have AST2 molecules, i.e. spiders, ticks, crustaceans, scorpions, several insect groups such as Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, and Blattodea, but not Diptera and Coleoptera. Our findings further reveal an ancient evolutionary role for the prokineticin superfamily protein that links melatonin to direct regulation of the core clock gene feedback loops.

  7. 霹雳游侠——Knight Rider 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR

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    佳俊

    2008-01-01

    还记得儿时的一部电视剧吗?剧中主人公驾驶着一辆会说话的智能汽车奔驰在美国的大街小巷上,与层出不穷的邪恶势力英勇战斗。当时电视剧《霹雳游侠》让我们稚嫩的脑海中充满了幻想,我们经常幻想自己就是那个主人公,开着一辆会说话、会思考,并且能成为朋友的汽车。

  8. The Education of Knights during the Middle Ages. West versus Byzantium

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    Silviu Petre

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available As Jürgen Habermas suggested, „the spirit and discipline of aesthetic modernity,“ which defined „various avant-garde movements... finally reached its climax in the Cabaret Voltaire of the dadaists and in surrealism.“ The surrealists’ documents, declarations, actions, and manifestoes of the 1920s and 1930s point out to the apparently tireless crusade against public misinterpretations of their intent. On the other hand, there is little doubt that a political situation can exercise a given influence on avant-garde art in particular. While using primary and secondary sources, I look into the case of Gellu Naum just to illustrate the tensions between art and politics in the interwar Romania.

  9. Gentle Knights: Masculinity, Teetotalism and Aid for Alcohol Abuse c. 1900

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    Gemma Blok

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Since 1830 there have been Dutch organisations that were concerned with fighting alcohol abuse. The Drink Law of 1881, the result of their lobby, limited the sale of drink and made the punishment of public drunkenness obligatory. Around 1900 there was renewed fervour in the Dutch Temperance Movement: teetotallers came to dominate the movement and created a system for the care of drunkards. This change from a repressive approach to a focus on treatment was accompanied by two differing variants on ‘chivalrous’ masculinity. Nineteenth century campaigners put their idea of masculinity – controlled, militant, protective of women and children – in the service of state politics. The chivalry of the teetotallers was more personal. They showed their solidarity with problematic drinkers by completely abstaining from alcohol and attempted to save drunkards by setting a good example. The battle against King Alcohol became a fight, man to man, in civil society.

  10. SEX PHEROMONE OF THE PLANT BUG, PHYTOCORTIS conspurcatus Knight (HETEROPTERA: MIRIDAE)

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    Female Phytocoris sp. produce a sex pheromone from metathoracic scent glands. The pheromone consists of hexyl acetate (HA; present in both sexes), with the female-specific compounds, (E)-2-hexenyl acetate (E2HA), octyl acetate (OA) and (E)-2-octenyl acetate (E2OA). HA and E2OA are key components of ...

  11. Gentle knights: masculinity, teetotalism and aid for alcohol abuse c. 1900

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    Blok, G.

    2012-01-01

    Since 1830 there have been Dutch organisations that were concerned with fighting alcohol abuse. The Drink Law of 1881, the result of their lobby, limited the sale of drink and made the punishment of public drunkenness obligatory. Around 1900 there was renewed fervour in the Dutch Temperance Movement

  12. Gentle Knights: Masculinity, Teetotalism and Aid for Alcohol Abuse c. 1900

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    Gemma Blok

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Since 1830 there have been Dutch organisations that were concerned with fighting alcohol abuse. The Drink Law of 1881, the result of their lobby, limited the sale of drink and made the punishment of public drunkenness obligatory. Around 1900 there was renewed fervour in the Dutch Temperance Movement: teetotallers came to dominate the movement and created a system for the care of drunkards. This change from a repressive approach to a focus on treatment was accompanied by two differing variants on ‘chivalrous’ masculinity. Nineteenth century campaigners put their idea of masculinity – controlled, militant, protective of women and children – in the service of state politics. The chivalry of the teetotallers was more personal. They showed their solidarity with problematic drinkers by completely abstaining from alcohol and attempted to save drunkards by setting a good example. The battle against King Alcohol became a fight, man to man, in civil society.

  13. First occurrence of knight rock shrimp, Sicyonia lancifer (Olivier, 1811 (Decapoda: Sicyoniidae in the Mediterranean Sea.

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence of the non-native species Sicyonia lancifer  (Olivier, 1811 belonging to Sicyoniidae family is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea. In the following  paper  the distinguishing features of the species are provided. 

  14. Knight, Horse, and Groom Called to the Rescue: Secular Figures in the Goldenes Rossl

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    Full Text Available This article explores the significance of the secular figures in the Goldenes Rössl, a resplendent sculpture that Queen Isabella gave to her husband, King Charles VI, in a French court ceremonial in 1405. The sculpture, which was designed primarily to encourage the king’s private religious devotion, includes several components that might have had a bearing on the king’s sense of his own reality. I look at the reasons that account for the work’s unusual combination of secular and religious elements and try to distinguish between those aspects of the sculpture that were meant to encourage devotion and those that represent the queen’s personal motivations. I discuss the import of the secular figures, which add to the traditional meaning of the personal prayer to Mary and Jesus. I first approach the sculpture using a comparative iconographic method, in order to decipher the significance of these secular figures. I then analyze historic sources to elucidate the queen’s uncertain political status within the French court. I also integrate current studies on the king’s mental illness in order to evaluate his condition and to the way he related his wife. I delineate the sculpture as a healing object, alongside the queen’s political and personal motivations for presenting the gift and interpret the layers of significance inherent in the statue’s content and context.

  15. D00130: NOS Hydrographic Survey , West of Knight Island, Alaska, 1999-06-19

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  16. The Knight of the Quantum: On the Contribution of D.I. Blokhintsev to Quantum Physics

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    2008-01-01

    A concise survey of the contribution of D.I. Blokhintsev to the quantum physics, including solid state physics, physics of metals, surface physics, statistical physics and optics is given. These achievements have been considered in the context of modern development of these fields of physics.

  17. H10902: NOS Hydrographic Survey , West of Knight Island, Alaska, 1999-06-20

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  18. Building flexible, distributed collaboration tools using type-based publish/subscribe - The Distributed Knight case

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    Hansen, Klaus Marius; Damm, Christian Heide

    2004-01-01

    Distributed collaboration is becoming increasingly impor tant also in software development. Combined with an in creasing interest in experimental and agile approaches to software development, this poses challenges to tool sup port for software development. Specifically, tool support is needed for...

  19. Learning with Don Quixote for Children: the Presence of the Knight in Interactive Classrooms

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    Full Text Available As a masterpiece, Don Quixote has become an iconic figure, owing to well-known episodes such as the tilting at windmills, which young readers already discover in editions of this classic for children. The present article provides an overview and assessment of the ways in which Spanish children have access to the text in an increasingly technological learning environment and how ICTs play a very important role in the ongoing popularity of Cervantes’ novel in the 21st century, as well as in the development of a form of education that goes beyond mere literacy by means of the approach to this text.

  20. The Dark Knight Rises: In "42" Jackie Robinson Saves the American Dream

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    Beck, Bernard

    2014-01-01

    The movie "42" shows memorable events that have faded from our view in recent years. The events are important to the evolution of a multicultural society in America because of the importance of baseball to the common national culture that all the American people have created. Jackie Robinson's significance as a cultural hero is…

  1. Knight-Errantry. Code Word and Punch Line in Edmund Gayton's "Festivous Notes on Don Quixote" (1654 and 1768)

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    Gayton viewed Cervantes's famous protagonist as the representative of an outdated and anomalous code of conduct, as well as a hypocrite who fails to live up to the high standards demanded by that code...

  2. The dark knight : Sir Thomas Tait and the rise and fall of New Brunswick's famous coalfields

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    2010-03-15

    Industrial coal mining in New Brunswick began in the early 1900s. In 1913, a former Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) manager, Sir Thomas Tait, learned of underexploited coalfields around Grand Lake and negotiated the best coal assets from locals. He used his CPR connections to secure a large government grant to finish an important 50-kilometre railway link between Minto and Fredericton. He kept the coal assets for himself and formed the Minto Coal Company and landed 2 prime contracts to supply coal to a nearby cotton mill and to CPR. This article highlighted Tait's disreputable approach to labour relations. Despite lucrative contracts to Minto Coal during World War 1, Tait did not share the profits with his miners. This coal mining period in New Brunswick was characterized by union busting, evictions from dire company housing, arbitrary pay cuts, strikes and increasingly unsafe conditions in the mines. Two royal commissions were called to look into matters, but the province had no legislation to enforce their many recommendations. However, the government finally passed legislation when in 1932, 5 people died trying to rescue boys who were poisoned while playing in an abandoned mine shaft. That same year, 14 miners were disabled and 2 men killed in accidents at Minto Coal. Legislation forced mines to reduce work hours and improve safety. Women and children were barred from mining. When Tait refused to reduce work hours the miners went on strike again. After a critical situation in 1937 when 1000 miner and 11 colliers walked out, things gradually improved for both the miners and mine owners. New technology in the 1940s led to greater production, safety and profits. In 1944, Minto Coal donated land and money to build the town's first hospital. Credit for this philanthropy did not go to Thomas Tait, who died in 1940.

  3. Get Thee Away, Knight, Be Gone, Cavalier: English Translations of the Biscayan Squire Episode in "Don Quixote de la Mancha"

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    Azevedo, Milton M.

    2009-01-01

    This article analyzes twelve English translations of the Biscayan squire's speech ("Don Quijote de la Mancha", Chapter Eight) published between 1612 and 2000. The solutions found fall into three categories, namely (a) using standard English and risking misrepresenting the style of the original and omitting relevant cultural connotations, (b) using…

  4. Portuguese knights-errant in nineteenth-century Paris and Rio: translation as response to exile in global cities

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to uncover the role played by a series of picaresque novels translated into Portuguese and published in midnineteenth-century Paris in helping the Portuguese diaspora cope with the challenges of being a migrant in a global city. Through a contextual analysis, it will be argued that these novels were part of vaster cultural projects aimed at establishing solidarity networks among Portuguese exiles in Paris and, at the same time, at preserving multilingualism. By means of a textual analysis of Dom Severino Magriço ou o Dom Quichote portuguez (Paris, Pillet Fils Aîné, 1851, it will be suggested that this particular target text is committed to helping Portuguese migrants in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro. Furthermore, this novel illustrates ways of engaging with multiple Others, mainly through the reading and comparing of national literary canons.

  5. Get Thee Away, Knight, Be Gone, Cavalier: English Translations of the Biscayan Squire Episode in "Don Quixote de la Mancha"

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    Azevedo, Milton M.

    2009-01-01

    This article analyzes twelve English translations of the Biscayan squire's speech ("Don Quijote de la Mancha", Chapter Eight) published between 1612 and 2000. The solutions found fall into three categories, namely (a) using standard English and risking misrepresenting the style of the original and omitting relevant cultural connotations, (b) using…

  6. The Holy Grail Knight or a Kind of "Novel"%圣杯骑士或一种"小说"

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    李敬泽

    2003-01-01

    @@ 当张燕玲女士提出"批评家对谁负责"的问题时,我感到她问到了我的虚弱之处."对谁负责",这是拷问和追究,迫使你亮出底牌:你在对谁说话,你说话时的根本依据和根本信念.

  7. Variation of acephate susceptibility and correlation with Esterase and Glutathione S-transferase activities in field populations of the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris

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    The tarnished plant bug (TPB) has increasingly become an economically important pest of cotton. Heavy dependence on insecticides, particularly organophosphates and pyrethroids, for TPB control facilitated resistance development to multiple classes of insecticides. To better understand resistance and...

  8. A novel bioassay to evaluate Beauveria bassiana strain NI8 and the insect growth regulator, novaluron, against Lygus lineolaris on a non-autoclaved solid artificial diet

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    Detailed life-tables studies or more quantitative estimates of the impact of control agents on TPB life history require a bioassay option to study the impact of prolonged exposure for weeks following contact with the control agent. This is difficult with plant tissue that must be routinely replaced ...

  9. Expression profiles of Astakine-like transcripts in the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris, exposed to fungal spores of Beauveria bassiana

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    Astakines are hematopoietic cytokines originally isolated from crustaceans. We identified three astakine-like transcripts in the tarnished plant bug, LlAst-1, LlAst-2, and LlAst-3, containing prokineticin domains. Quantitative real-time PCR demonstrated variation in expression patterns of astakines ...

  10. Guma, nobre cavaleiro do mar, e a lusitanidade mítica em Mar Morto = Guma, noble knight of the sea and the mythical lusitanidade in Mar Morto

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    Angelini, Paulo Ricardo Kralik

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    Full Text Available Mar Morto, um dos textos mais representativos do escritor Jorge Amado, reatualiza importantes mitos de tradição lusitana, percebidos por Gilbert Durand, e apresenta um personagem que corporifica os ideais de uma lusitanidade mítica, através de seu caráter guerreiro. Guma, o marítimo mais popular de Amado, traz em sua trajetória uma conduta heroica digna do imaginário cavalheiresco. Sujeito predestinado, que não se conforma com os limites impostos, Guma carrega com ele uma audácia do impossível que o faz ser escolhido pela deusa Iemanjá, sua fiel protetora. Ao Galaaz da Bahia, em diálogo com A Demanda do Santo Graal, será destinado um lugar heroico no imaginário do povo do cais: o salvador oculto que um dia retornará

  11. 王度庐:“渡”向“辽远水平线”的悲怆情侠%Wang Dulu a Sorrowful and Romantic Knight

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    2013-01-01

    Wang Dulu is an outstanding representative of popular literature writers of ethnic minority in enemy-occupied area in the 1930s. Although romantic fictions and martial arts fictions are the main styles and features in his works, martial arts fictions are more typical. From 1937 to 1949, he lived in Qingdao, occupied with teaching in the middle school. Publishing and creating works of popular literature in Qingdao Xinmin Bao, he had a great influence on the later martial arts fictions. Not only did his achievement in literary creation have general value from the writers of the Republic of China, but also his works play a significant part in maintaining multiculture, cultural accumulation and improving image culture of the country.%  王度庐是20世纪三四十年代通俗文学作家、沦陷区作家、少数民族作家的杰出代表,他兼具言情与武侠两大元素而以武侠为主,在1937—1949年寓居青岛任职中学教师期间,通过《青岛新民报》创作并连载了大量的通俗文学作品,对后世武侠小说影响很大。王度庐的文学创作成就不仅具有民国京旗作家的一般价值,而且具有维护文化多元共生、重视中华文化积累、强化国家文化形象的重要意义。

  12. On the Knight Spirit in Pushkin's the captain's daughter%论普希金《上尉的女儿》中的骑士精神

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    孙俊秀

    2015-01-01

    俄罗斯文坛中,普希金是最具有西方骑士精神的作家之一.他所创作的小说《上尉的女儿》就是这样一部爱情小说.小说通过对主人公格里尼奥夫具有传奇色彩的冒险经历的描述,很好地表达了普希金的骑士精神实质.从某种意义上来说,主人公就是普希金骑士精神的代言人,他坚守信仰,重视荣誉,忠诚勇敢以及诚实慷慨.

  13. Open to Horror: The Great Plains Situation in Contemporary Thrillers by E. E. Knight and by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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    Emrys, A. B.

    2009-01-01

    From the agoraphobic prairie where the father of Willa Cather's Antonia kills himself, to the claustrophobic North Dakota town of Argus devastated by storm in Louise Erdrich's "Fleur," to Lightning Flat, the grim home of Jack Twist in Annie Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain," much Great Plains literature is situational, placing…

  14. Standard Deviation of the bathymetric DEM of the Sacramento River, from the Feather River to Knights Landing, California in February 2011

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of the data release contains a grid of standard deviations of bathymetric soundings within each 0.5 m x 0.5 m grid cell. The bathymetry was collected on...

  15. 论中世纪欧洲圣殿骑士团的历史作用%On the Functions of the Knights Templar in Medieval Europe

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    郭建淮

    2008-01-01

    圣殿骑士团的最初职能是保护朝圣者和保证朝圣道路的安全,不久其职能就得以扩展,军事职能遂成为其基本职能.随着军事力量的增长,其政治作用也不断增强.它不仅在十字军国家的政治中具有举足轻重的地位,而且不同程度地影响了欧洲政治.不仅如此,在十字军东侵中它还充当着"银行家"的角色,在12、13世纪的地中海商业中占有一席之地.

  16. 中世纪骑士行为变化与爱情观念%Changes in Actions and Love Concepts among the Medieval Knights

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    2005-01-01

    11世纪末期以后,西欧的骑士在对待妇女,以及在勇敢、道德、礼仪等方面的行为都发生了明显变化,这些变化与骑士的爱情观念密切相关.骑士爱情观念中蕴含着强有力的行为激励机制,而形成这种机制最直接的原因主要是骑士在一定社会条件下所产生的意愿要求和贵族妇女的相关状况.

  17. Background for Community-Level Work on School Readiness: A Review of Definitions, Assessments, and Investment Strategies. Final Report to the Knight Foundation.

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    Zaslow, Martha; Calkins, Julia; Halle, Tamara; Zaff, Jonathan; Margie, Nancy Geyelin

    Noting that many communities in the United States have set the ambitious goal of enhancing school readiness, this report is intended to help communities invest wisely in school readiness initiatives. Part 1 of the report summarizes recommendations from the National Education Goals Panel (NEGP) for defining and assessing school readiness. The core…

  18. A Comparison between the Knight of the Dark Ages and the Hanger- on of an Aristocrat of the Warring States Era

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    2007-01-01

    @@ At the beginning of seven century B. C, as the conflicts between vassals were getting fierce, a bodyguard with force and courage was needed by the monarch of feudal China. Then stabber - the first type of the hanger - on of an aristocrat appeared. They served and protected their master. At the state of war they could lead soldiers to fight.At zero hour, they even threw themselves into the breach to save their master.

  19. A Comparison between the Knight of the Dark Ages and the Hanger-on of an Aristocrat of the Warring States Era

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    2007-01-01

    At the beginning of seven century B.C, as the conflicts between vassals were getting fierce, a bodyguard with force and courage was needed by the monarch of feudal China. Then stabber -the first type of the hanger-on of an aristocrat appeared.

  20. The Moundville Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moors, edited and with an Introduction by Vernon James Knight Jr. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 1996

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    Douglas R. Givens

    1997-11-01

    Full Text Available The University of Alabama Press has done a valuable service to the Americanist archaeological community by reprinting certain parts of Clarence B. Moore's Moundville's work. As part of their series "Classics in Southeastern Archaeology", this volume provides the historian of Americanist archaeology yet another glimpse into the Moore's classic work at Moundville.

  1. Open to Horror: The Great Plains Situation in Contemporary Thrillers by E. E. Knight and by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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    Emrys, A. B.

    2009-01-01

    From the agoraphobic prairie where the father of Willa Cather's Antonia kills himself, to the claustrophobic North Dakota town of Argus devastated by storm in Louise Erdrich's "Fleur," to Lightning Flat, the grim home of Jack Twist in Annie Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain," much Great Plains literature is situational, placing…

  2. 77 FR 61835 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Cape Sable...

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    2012-10-11

    ... Pine Key, Boca Grande Key, Fiesta Key, Key Largo, Key West, Knight's Key, Lignumvitae Key, Long Key... Pine Key, Fiesta Key, Knight's Key, or Key West (Bradley and Gann 2004, pp. 4-6). The current range of...

  3. On Cultural Differences between Japan and Europe Through Comparison between Samurai and Knight%从武士和骑士的对比看日欧文化差异

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    2008-01-01

    骑士和武士是欧洲和日本中世纪社会的重要倚仗力量.社会精荚阶层的价值取向往往影响民族精神.对比二者的利弊及其各自文明的道路,可以借鉴两者对培育昂扬向上,勇于迎接挑战的民族精神方面的可取之处,也使得通过差异对比反思文明发展与国家兴衰.

  4. Osmanlı Ordusunda Venezuelalı Bir Gezgin Şövalye: Rafael de Nogales Méndez A Venezuelian Knight Errant In The Ottoman Army: Rafael de Nogales Méndez

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    Full Text Available Rafael de Nogales Méndez, a citizen of Venezuela, served as asoldier of fortune in the World War I. Being a mysterious figure of hislifetime period, Nogales spent almost fifty years of his lifespan outside ofhomeland by going around the world away because of opposition to thedictatorial regimes. Nogales, passionate for military service andadventure, waged war in Cuba in 1898; he worked for dictator PorfirioDiaz as a mounted guard in the Mexican-American border; after a while,he had become a Mexican revolutionist by joining up the rebelliousforces against Diaz; a secret agent in the Far East, an assassin teammember in Guatemala; a rebel for years and a government officialduring the last period of his lifetime in his homeland. Nogales hadexpressed that his motto was; "When you see a good war, join up to it towaged war!" He was considering himself as "a soldier of fortune and thecitizen of the world". He was a military enthusiast, fighter, traveler,adventurer and also a writer. If I may say so, he was the Don Quixote ofthe 20th century.In this study, based on the memoirs quoted in the books ofNogales, his life history has been examined and the narratives of theauthor related the historical events in that period have been researchedcomparatively with the original sources. To this end, various officialsources, records and memoirs have been reviewed and made archivalresearch. On the other hand, earning new information and documentsto the literature in this field are among the objectives of the study. Venezuela vatandaşı Rafael de Nogales Méndez, I. Dünya Savaşı'nda Osmanlı Ordusu'nda gönüllü subay olarak görev yapmıştır. Yaşadığı dönemin gizemli figürlerinden biri olan Nogales, altmış yıllık ömrünün elli yılını muhalif olduğu dikta rejimleri nedeniyle ülkesinden uzakta, dünyayı dolaşarak geçirmiştir. Askerlik ve macera tutkunu Venezuelalı, 1898 yılında Küba'da savaşmış, Meksika-Amerika sınırında diktatör Porfirio Diaz'ın emrinde görevli bir atlı sınır muhafızıyken, yıllar sonra Diaz karşıtı isyancı kuvvetlere katılan bir devrimci, Uzakdoğu'da gizli ajan, Guatemala’da suikast timi üyesi, ülkesinde yıllarca bir asi, yaşamının son döneminde ise bir devlet görevlisi olmuştur. Şiarının "iyi bir savaş görürsen, savaşmak için ona gönüllü yazıl,"1 olduğunu belirten Nogales, bir asker, savaşçı, gezgin, maceraperest ve yazardı. Kendisini "bir dünya vatandaşı ve bir gezgin şövalye"2 olarak tanımlıyordu. Tabiri caizse, o, 20. yüzyılın Don Kişot'u idi.Bu çalışmada, Nogales'in anılarını aktardığı kitaplarında yer alan bilgilerden hareketle yaşam öyküsü irdelenirken, yazarın dönemin tarihi olaylarına dair anlatıları özgün kaynaklarla mukayeseli olarak incelenmiştir. Bu amaçla çok sayıda resmi kaynak ve hatırat gözden geçirilmiş, arşiv araştırması yapılmıştır. Öte yandan bu alanda literatüre yeni bilgi ve belge kazandırmak, çalışmanın amaçları arasında yer almaktadır.

  5. Oxford Astronomer John Knight Fotheringham (1874-1936) as Unwitting Godfather of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fictional Luni-solar Holiday “Durin’s Day”

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    Larsen, Kristine

    2017-01-01

    It is well known that famed fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien incorporated a great deal of general astronomical knowledge into his Middle-Earth novels and other works, including references to the phases and motion of the moon, the seasonal cycle of the constellations, and the historical use of meteoritic iron. Various authors have also demonstrated his use of various scientific hypotheses of his time, such as Wegener’s continental drift and the conflicting pre-Apollo models of lunar formation, as well as specific astronomical events, such as the spectacular auroral displays in 1926, a December 8, 1927 lunar eclipse, and several spectacular comets visible in 1927. An astronomical mystery remains concerning one of Tolkien’s most famous works, The Hobbit (written between the summer of 1930 and January 1933, and finally published in 1937). One of the important plot points is a message hidden in an heirloom map that explains that the secret entrance to a treasure-loaded mountain kingdom can only been found with the last ray of sunlight on a holiday that is notoriously difficult to calculate, known as Durin’s Day. Tolkien scholars have pondered why the author transformed the date, initially the last ray of sunlight on the first day of the first lunar cycle of Autumn, into a complex affair that was difficult to predict. This presentation summarizes evidence that the answer involves Tolkien’s probable knowledge of highly publicized work by his Oxford colleague, J.K. Fotheringham, on not only the visibility of the young waxing crescent moon, but the importance of lunar phases in dating historical events, including the crucifixion (research that would have keenly resonated with the devout Tolkien). In addition, Tolkien was involved in university politics at the same time that Fotheringham was (unsuccessfully) maneuvering to become the Savilian Professor of Astronomy, namely 1930-1, the years of the early work on The Hobbit.

  6. The Knight and the King: two new species of giant bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus, Gekkonidae, Squamata) from northern New Guinea, with comments on endemism in the North Papuan Mountains

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    Oliver, Paul M.; Richards, Stephen J.; Mumpuni; Rösler, Herbert

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The diverse biota of New Guinea includes many nominally widespread species that actually comprise multiple deeply divergent lineages with more localised histories of evolution. Here we investigate the systematics of the very large geckos of the Cyrtodactylus novaeguineae complex using molecular and morphological data. These data reveal two widespread and divergent lineages that can be distinguished from each other, and from type material of Cyrtodactylus novaeguineae, by aspects of size, build, coloration and male scalation. On the basis of these differences we describe two new species. Both have wide distributions that overlap extensively in the foothill forests of the North Papuan Mountains, however one is seemingly restricted to hill and lower montane forests on the ranges themselves, while the other is more widespread throughout the surrounding lowlands. The taxon endemic to the North Papuan Mountains is related to an apparently lowland form currently known only from Waigeo and Batanta Island far to the west – hinting at a history on island arcs that accreted to form the North Papuan Mountains. PMID:27006624

  7. CURRENT DIRECTION, CURRENT SPEED and other data from A. P. KNIGHT in the Coastal Waters of SE Alaska and Coastal Waters of British Columbia from 1971-11-01 to 1974-02-01 (NCEI Accession 7700091)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Canadian Current Meter Data for napising. Data collected as part of the Howe Sound Current Metering Program Data during November 16, 1971 - February 1, 1974 by the...

  8. 孤独的信仰骑士--略论克尔凯郭尔的基督教思想%A Lonely Knight of Faith--A Brief Study on Kierkegaard's Christian Thought

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    宋洪霞

    2001-01-01

    国内研究克尔凯郭尔往往关注他哲学方面的成就,却忽视了他全部创作的根本底蕴--信仰问题.本文拟从基督教思想史而非哲学的角度,把握这位非凡的思想家.力图通过克尔凯郭尔对人、罪、上帝、信仰等问题的独特看法,来发现他与传统信仰的冲突之处.文章指出,克尔凯郭尔并非游离于社会之外,相反,他敏锐的目光始终关注着社会.

  9. 圖書館事業與交流/UCDRS and Trend of CollaboratedReal Time Digital Reference Servicesin China/Hanrong Wang; Zhaohui Xie; Carley Knight

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The development of computer and Internet technologies provides an alternative way for libraries to better serve their patrons. In addition to traditional reference service, online digital reference is becoming more predominant. Real-time digital reference, another form of online digital reference, allows synchronous communication between patrons and librarians. This reference service was developed in China at the beginning of the 21st century. United Combined Digital Reference Service (UCDRS is currently one of the most visited real-time digital reference services in China. Detailed information on the system work flow, the user and the reference librarian experience, as well as document delivery is discussed in this paper. The authors conclude that UCDRS system of China is a firm and solid example of the trend that is becoming the norm for library reference services in China. 電腦和網路技術的發展,提供圖書館在滿足顧客需求時的另一種服務之道。除了傳統的參考服務,線上數位參考服務也越來越受到重視。作為線上數位參考服務形式之一的“即時數位參考服務”,實現讀者與圖書管理員之間的同步溝通。中國從21 世紀初開始使用即時數位參考服務,「聯合數位參考服務與文獻傳遞服務(UCDRS)」是中國目前使用率最高的即時數位參考服務。本文針對「聯合數位參考服務與文獻傳遞服務(UCDRS)」的系統工作流程、使用者和參考館員的經驗與文件傳遞進行了詳細介紹和探討。作者認為「聯合數位參考服務與文獻傳遞服務(UCDRS)」為目前中國圖書館在參考服務的模範,同時它也代表了中國圖書館參考服務未來的發展趨勢。 頁次:107-115

  10. On the Influence of Crusade on the Spirit of Knight%试论十字军东征对骑士精神品质的塑造与影响

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    朱伟奇

    2004-01-01

    骑士精神就是中世纪骑士贵族阶层所特有的伦理道德规范,即英勇、慷慨、虔诚、荣誉至上等.在骑士精神形成过程中,战争、比武、宗教、典雅爱情思想以及宫廷文化等诸多因素共同培育和催生了骑士精神.在这当中,中世纪基督教会对骑士精神的塑造做出了诸多的努力与贡献,其中十字军东征不仅培育了骑士英勇品质和虔诚的宗教情感,而且还强化了骑士的荣誉观念.

  11. 政治阴谋的牺牲品--再论圣殿骑士团覆灭的原因%The Victim of Political Intrigues:Reconsidering the Falling of the Knight Templars

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    王涛

    2014-01-01

    The Templar once had advantages in Christendom,but it ended sadly.The fate of Templar has many connections with the process of the Crusades,the main point here is however the attack from the authority of the State.In this article the au-thor will examine the true motive of the King Philips IV,why he tried to set off the Templar.The author argues that the story between the Templar and the French King is a good presentation of the relationship between church and state in medieval ages.%在中世纪基督教世界一度兴旺的圣殿骑士团,最终的命运相当悲惨。它的衰亡同十字军东征的失败有直接关系,但真正的原因是王权对教权的挑战和进攻。本文将分析法国国王腓力四世颠覆圣殿骑士团的真实动机,力图展现近代欧洲集权国家兴起的过程即是政治与教会的冲突过程,借以说明政教之间的复杂关系。

  12. Chromosome mapping of dragline silk genes in the genomes of widow spiders (Araneae, Theridiidae.

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    Full Text Available With its incredible strength and toughness, spider dragline silk is widely lauded for its impressive material properties. Dragline silk is composed of two structural proteins, MaSp1 and MaSp2, which are encoded by members of the spidroin gene family. While previous studies have characterized the genes that encode the constituent proteins of spider silks, nothing is known about the physical location of these genes. We determined karyotypes and sex chromosome organization for the widow spiders, Latrodectus hesperus and L. geometricus (Araneae, Theridiidae. We then used fluorescence in situ hybridization to map the genomic locations of the genes for the silk proteins that compose the remarkable spider dragline. These genes included three loci for the MaSp1 protein and the single locus for the MaSp2 protein. In addition, we mapped a MaSp1 pseudogene. All the MaSp1 gene copies and pseudogene localized to a single chromosomal region while MaSp2 was located on a different chromosome of L. hesperus. Using probes derived from L. hesperus, we comparatively mapped all three MaSp1 loci to a single region of a L. geometricus chromosome. As with L. hesperus, MaSp2 was found on a separate L. geometricus chromosome, thus again unlinked to the MaSp1 loci. These results indicate orthology of the corresponding chromosomal regions in the two widow genomes. Moreover, the occurrence of multiple MaSp1 loci in a conserved gene cluster across species suggests that MaSp1 proliferated by tandem duplication in a common ancestor of L. geometricus and L. hesperus. Unequal crossover events during recombination could have given rise to the gene copies and could also maintain sequence similarity among gene copies over time. Further comparative mapping with taxa of increasing divergence from Latrodectus will pinpoint when the MaSp1 duplication events occurred and the phylogenetic distribution of silk gene linkage patterns.

  13. Analysis of tarnished plant bug movement using carbon and nitrogen isotopes

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    Tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), is the primary pest of cotton across the Midsouth of the United States. Movement into cotton fields occurs during the summer from other host plants, both cultivated and wild. Stable isotope analysis (SIA) has been used in other studies to ...

  14. Structural Dynamics of Management Zones for the Site-Specific Control of Tarnished Plant Bugs in Cotton

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    Precision-based agricultural application of insecticide relies on a non-random distribution of pests; tarnished plant bugs (Lygus lineolaris) are known to prefer vigorously growing patches of cotton. Management zones for various crops have been readily defined using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vege...

  15. A Bioassay for Determining Resistance Levels in Tarnished Plant Bug Populations to Neonicotinoid Insecticides

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    A laboratory bioassay was developed and used to test field populations of the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), for resistance development to the neonicitinoid insecticides imidacloprid (Trimax®) and thiamethoxam (Centric®). The bioassay determined LC50 values by feeding...

  16. Elevated metabolic dextoxification associated with multiple/cross resistance to defferent insecticide classes in tarnished plant bug

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    Tarnished plant bugs (TPB, Lygus lineolaris) were collected from multiple locations in the Delta regions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana (covering 200 miles in E-W and N-S directions), and were subjected to bioassays to acephate, imidacloprid, dicrotophos, thiamethoxam, and sulfoxaflor (repr...

  17. Categorical likelihood method for combining NDVI and elevation information for cotton precision agricultural applications

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    This presentation investigates an algorithm to fuse the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) with LiDAR elevation data to produce a map useful for the site-specific scouting and pest management (Willers et al. 1999; 2005; 2009) of the cotton insect pests, the tarnished plant bug (Lygus lin...

  18. Area-wide management approach for tarnished plant bug in the Mississippi Delta

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    The tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), is the major insect pest of cotton, Gossypium hirsutum (L.), within the Mid-South region. From 2001 to 2012, the tarnished plant bug has been the number one insect pest of cotton in Louisiana and Mississippi in eleven and nine of those...

  19. Saliva of TBP digests double stranded RNAs

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    The tarnished plant bug (TPB), Lygus lineolaris, is a generalist pest of many crops including cotton, strawberries, and alfalfa. While studying gene expression and gene knockdown through RNA interference, my lab was frustrated by an observation. We were unable to replicate knock down effects observe...

  20. Effects of morning and night application of Beauveria bassiana strains NI8 and GHA against the tarnished plant bug in cotton

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    The tarnished plant bug, (TPB), Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), (Hemiptera: Miridae) an important pest of cotton (Gosssypium hirsutum L.) found in the Mississippi Delta is naturally attacked by the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vueillemin. In this study, two isolates o...

  1. Use of a mustard trap crop to study efficacy of Beauveria bassiana treatments to corn and soybean for control of tarnished plant bug in cotton

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    A preliminary field study was conducted in 2012 to measure impact of spraying tassel-stage corn and blooming early-maturity-group soybean with Beauveria bassiana on tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) populations before they colonize cotton. Four-row strips of mustard (total...

  2. Mississippi Delta native strain of Beauveria bassiana for control of TPB

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    Previous works reported that Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) isolates from tarnished plant bug, TPB, Lygus lineolaris Palisot de Beauvois, (Hemiptera: Miridae) have shown a great potential to be used as a microbial control for TPB, particularly the NI8 strain, isolated from the TPB from Mississippi De...

  3. Abstract concepts in grounded cognition

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    Lakens, D.

    2010-01-01

    When people think about highly abstract concepts, they draw upon concrete experiences to structure their thoughts. For example, black knights in fairytales are evil, and knights in shining armor are good. The sensory experiences black and white are used to represent the abstract concepts of good and

  4. Emma Willard Students Illustrate New Children's Book about Feisty Female Characters

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    Gross, Karen

    2016-01-01

    "Lady Lucy's Quest" (Shires Press) is a story about a feisty young girl in the Middle Ages who wants to become a Knight of the Round Table. The initial reaction of her family, the townspeople, and the knights is, stated simply, "no way." But Lucy perseveres and meets the three challenges of knighthood presented to her, albeit…

  5. The Role of Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Stability Operations: Reality and Potential

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    2008-05-01

    Afghanistan: Lessons Identified, United States Institute of Peace, 2006, 6. 53 Dylan Hendrickson, Michael Bhatia, Mark Knight, and Annabel Taylor, A...Graphics. Washington, D.C: 2004. Hendrickson, Dylan, Michael Bhatia, Mark Knight, and Annabel Taylor. A Review of DFID Involvement in Provincial

  6. Toward a Relational Perspective on Young Black and Latino Males: The Contextual Patterns of Disclosure as Coping

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    Knight, David J.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, David J. Knight investigates where and when Black and Latino male adolescents engage in self-disclosure--sharing their emotions, thoughts, and social perceptions--with their peers. Building from asset-based research and ecological theories of development, Knight analyzes in-depth interviews and finds that these adolescents may…

  7. Befriending the Medieval Queer: A Pedagogy for Literature Classes.

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    Zeikowitz, Richard E.

    2002-01-01

    Analyzes Grendel ("Beowulf"), the Green Knight ("Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"), and the Pardoner ("The Canterbury Tales"). Notes that they are all "queer" characters in that they are not typical men of the time and they all pose a challenge or threat to normative homosocial desire. Suggests that traditional readings of these characters have…

  8. Critical Pedagogy and Democratic Education: Possibilities for Cross-Pollination

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    Edwards, D. Brent, Jr.

    2010-01-01

    Reviewing the literature on critical pedagogy (CP) and democratic education (DE) reveals that very little has been written comparing the two (Knight and Pearl in Urban Rev 32(2):197-226, 2000). After reading the Urban Review article by Knight and Pearl (2000)--the only publication explicitly comparing the two approaches to education--I was…

  9. A Multiple Processing Resource Explanation of the Subjective Dimensions of Operator Workload.

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    1984-02-01

    adequately account for much of the experimental data ( Kantowitz & Knight, 1976; Navon & Gopher, 1979; Wickens, 1980; Wickens & Kessel, 1980). Much of the... Kantowitz , B. H., & Knight, J. L. (1976). Testing tapping time-sharing, II: Auditory secondary tasks. Acta Psychologica, 40, 342-362. Keppel, G. (1973

  10. Critical Pedagogy and Democratic Education: Possibilities for Cross-Pollination

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    Edwards, D. Brent, Jr.

    2010-01-01

    Reviewing the literature on critical pedagogy (CP) and democratic education (DE) reveals that very little has been written comparing the two (Knight and Pearl in Urban Rev 32(2):197-226, 2000). After reading the Urban Review article by Knight and Pearl (2000)--the only publication explicitly comparing the two approaches to education--I was…

  11. Thinking out of the box (and back in the plane). Concepts of space and spatial representation in two classic adventure games.

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    Veugen, J.I.L.

    2008-01-01

    In this article we examine location, space and spatial representation in two classic adventure games belonging to the same game series: Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers, a one screen at a time point-and-click adventure and Gabriel Knight Blood of the Sacred Blood of the Damned, a 3D game. Our aim

  12. Deep and shallow uncertainty in messaging climate change

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    Cooke, R.M.

    2013-01-01

    Deep and shallow uncertainty are defined and contrasted with regard to messaging the uncertainty about climate change. Deep uncertainty is often traced back to the writings of Frank Knight, where in fact it simply meant subjective probability. Although Knight envisioned a scientifically grounded

  13. Critical Care Nurses on Duty: Information‐Rich but Time‐Poor. A review of: McKnight, Michelynn. “The Information Seeking of On‐Duty Critical Care Nurses: Evidence from Participant Observation and In‐Context Interviews.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 94.2 (Apr. 2006): 145‐51.

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    2007-01-01

    Objective – To describe critical care nurses’ on‐duty information‐seeking behavior.Design – Participatory action research using ethnographic methods.Setting – A twenty‐bed critical care unit in a 275‐bed community (non‐teaching) hospital.Subjects – A purposive sample of six registered nurses (RNs) working shifts in the critical care unit.Methods – The researcher accompanied six RNs on various shifts (weekdays and weekends, day and night shifts) in the critical care unit and used participant o...

  14. Critical Care Nurses on Duty: Information‐Rich but Time‐Poor. A review of: McKnight, Michelynn. “The Information Seeking of On‐Duty Critical Care Nurses: Evidence from Participant Observation and In‐Context Interviews.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 94.2 (Apr. 2006: 145‐51.

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    Suzanne Lewis

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective – To describe critical care nurses’ on‐duty information‐seeking behavior.Design – Participatory action research using ethnographic methods.Setting – A twenty‐bed critical care unit in a 275‐bed community (non‐teaching hospital.Subjects – A purposive sample of six registered nurses (RNs working shifts in the critical care unit.Methods – The researcher accompanied six RNs on various shifts (weekdays and weekends, day and night shifts in the critical care unit and used participant observation and in‐context interviews to record fifty hours of the subjects’ information‐seeking behavior. Transcripts were written up and checked by the subjects for accuracy and validity. The resulting rich data was analyzed using open coding (concepts which emerged during data gathering, for example “nurse’s personal notes”; in vivo coding (participant‐supplied concepts, for example “reading on duty”; and axial coding (hierarchical, researcher developedconcepts such as “information behaviors, information sources, information uses, and information kinds” (147.Main results – The critical care nurses constantly sought information from people (patients, family members, other health careworkers, patient records, monitors, and other computer systems and noticeboards, but very rarely from published sources such as books or online databases. Barriers to information acquisition included equipment failure, illegible handwriting, unavailable people, social protocols (for example physician – nurse interaction, difficult navigation of computer systems, and mistakes caused by simultaneously using multiple complex systems.Conclusion – Critical care nurses’ information behavior is strongly patient centric. Knowledge‐based information sources are rarely consulted on duty due to time constraints and the perception that this would take time away from patient care. In seeking to meet the knowledge‐based information needs of this group, librarians should be wary of traditional, academic models of information delivery. Instead,they should consider a tailored ready reference service incorporating quality and quantity filtering.

  15. Religious Theme behind Secular Scenes: Seduction in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight%世俗的表象和宗教的精神:《高文爵士和绿衣骑士》的色情诱惑场景

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    刘乃银

    2003-01-01

    中的色情引诱场景都以高文的礼貌拒绝告终,这种完全的灵肉分离,不是基督教文化独特的现象,而是人类社会发展到一定阶段,在相同或相似的社会形态下的一种表现形式,带有普遍性.与传统的骑士传奇中的爱情故事相比,是对婚外恋式的爱情的一种批评,强调的是宗教意义上的贞洁,本质上表现出压抑人性的禁欲主义倾向.在接受绿腰带的问题上,诗歌从宗教禁欲主义走向世俗的对人性本身的认可.

  16. Declaration of Knights of Belief in the Open Field——Analysis on the Spiritual Agreement of Kierkegaard's Existentialism & Tolstoy's Confession%信仰骑士的旷野呼告——试析克尔凯郭尔与托尔斯泰的精神契合

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    夏益群; 蒋天平

    2007-01-01

    十九世纪两位伟大的思想家克尔凯郭尔和托尔斯泰在对人的生存意义的探索中,不仅抱有着相似的情绪体验--恐惧和绝望,而且对思辨哲学有着同样的反理性思考,并最终以皈依宗教来实现精神上的回归,达到伟人之思的精神契合.

  17. Dichter und Demiurg der Frauen Poet and Demiurge of Women

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    2000-11-01

    Full Text Available Die Literaturwissenschaftlerin Elsbeth Dangel-Pelloquin untersucht Jean Pauls poetische Geschlechter-Werkstatt unter den Aspekten der empfindsamen Liebe im Hesperus, der Ehe im Siebenkäs und der Elternschaft in der Erziehungsschrift Levana. Ihr Interesse gilt den erzählerischen Repräsentationen von Weiblichkeit bei Jean Paul, denen mit dieser Studie erstmals eine Monographie gewidmet wird.Elsbeth Dangel-Pelloquin analyses the poetic workshop of gender seen from the angle of sentimental love in the novel of Hesperus, of marriage in Siebenkäs and of parenthood in the educational text Levana. The author is specially interested in Jean Paul’s narrative femal representations. It is for the first time that a study has been dedicated to this problem.

  18. Arvuti poseerib / Steve Farrar

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    Farrar, Steve

    1999-01-01

    Rootsi disainer Steven Stahlberg on modelliagentuurile "Elite" loonud esimese virtuaalmodelli Webbie Tookay. Virtuaalmodellide tulevikust. Kommenteerivad "Elite Illusion 2K" direktor R. Bellino, briti moefotograaf N. Knight, moeajaloolane C. McDowell.

  19. Plaadid / Priit Pruul

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    Pruul, Priit

    2006-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Herbie Hancock "The Essential Herbie Hancock", "Feel The Beat", Tom Petty "Highway Companion", "Richard Dorfmeister vs Madrid de los Austrias", James Dean Bradfield "The Great Western", Gladys Knight "Before Me", "Pirates of the Caribbean"

  20. 75 FR 68714 - Final Flood Elevation Determinations

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    2010-11-09

    ... Docket No.: FEMA-B-1069 Arroyo Hermanos At the confluence with +6448 City of Las Vegas. Gallinas Creek... Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood Insurance.'') Dated: October 29, 2010. Sandra K. Knight, Deputy...

  1. Uusi heliplaate / Tõnu Pedaru

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    Pedaru, Tõnu

    1999-01-01

    Heliplaatidest " Jordan Knight "S/T", "Full Of House", Clinton "Disco & The Halfway To Discontent", Apollo 440 "Gettin" High On Your Own Supply", Ben & Jason "Emoticons", Murry The hump "Thrown Like A Stone"

  2. 75 FR 26791 - General Motors Company, Formerly Known as General Motors Corporation, Mansfield Metal Center...

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    2010-05-12

    ..., American Food and Vending, Comprehensive Logistics Company Inc., Development Dimensions International, Hewlett Packard, Ideal Setech Llc, Interim Health Care, Key Office Services, Knight Facilities Management... Group International, Waste Management Of Texas Inc., Aramark-Uniform Service, Cjbf, Llc,...

  3. Plaadid / Priit Pruul

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    Pruul, Priit

    2006-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Herbie Hancock "The Essential Herbie Hancock", "Feel The Beat", Tom Petty "Highway Companion", "Richard Dorfmeister vs Madrid de los Austrias", James Dean Bradfield "The Great Western", Gladys Knight "Before Me", "Pirates of the Caribbean"

  4. Uusi heliplaate / Tõnu Pedaru

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    Pedaru, Tõnu

    1999-01-01

    Heliplaatidest " Jordan Knight "S/T", "Full Of House", Clinton "Disco & The Halfway To Discontent", Apollo 440 "Gettin" High On Your Own Supply", Ben & Jason "Emoticons", Murry The hump "Thrown Like A Stone"

  5. Kinnisvara hinnaralli haripunkt läbi / Sirje Rank

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    Rank, Sirje, 1966-

    2006-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise kinnisvarakonsultatsioonifirma Knight Frank LLC teise kvartali ülevaade elamispindade hindade kohta. Diagramm: Kiireim hinnatõus jätkub Riias. Vt. samas: Kinnisvara välismaal on kasvav trend

  6. Doctor of medicine profession (MD)

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    ... scientific textbook of medicine and later went to Oxford as Regent professor, where he was knighted. He ... set could be more helpful in some situations. Economics also played an important role, because specialists typically ...

  7. Arvuti poseerib / Steve Farrar

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    Farrar, Steve

    1999-01-01

    Rootsi disainer Steven Stahlberg on modelliagentuurile "Elite" loonud esimese virtuaalmodelli Webbie Tookay. Virtuaalmodellide tulevikust. Kommenteerivad "Elite Illusion 2K" direktor R. Bellino, briti moefotograaf N. Knight, moeajaloolane C. McDowell.

  8. ETV näitab modernklassikat / Tiit Merisalu

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    Merisalu, Tiit

    1999-01-01

    Teleseriaal "Sume on öö" ("Tender is the Night") : stsenarist Dennis Potter Francis Scott Fitzgeraldi romaani järgi : režissöör Robert Knight : Suurbritannia - Austraalia - Ameerika Ühendriigid 1985

  9. ETV näitab modernklassikat / Tiit Merisalu

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    Merisalu, Tiit

    1999-01-01

    Teleseriaal "Sume on öö" ("Tender is the Night") : stsenarist Dennis Potter Francis Scott Fitzgeraldi romaani järgi : režissöör Robert Knight : Suurbritannia - Austraalia - Ameerika Ühendriigid 1985

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    2012-01-24

    ... (``Shatto Letter''); Letter from Naphtali M. Hamlet, dated October 21, 2011 (``Hamlet Letter); Letter from... III, and Knight Letter II. \\22\\ See Shatto Letter. \\23\\ See Hamlet Letter. One commenter expressed the...

  11. Genetics Home Reference: fragile XE syndrome

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    ... FMR2 gene, FRAXE and non-specific X-linked mental retardation: clinical and molecular aspects. Ann Hum Genet. 2000 Mar;64(Pt 2):95-106. Review. Citation on PubMed Knight SJ, Flannery AV, Hirst ...

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    2013-09-26

    ...-Operating Common Carrier (NVO) and/or Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF) pursuant to section 19 of the Shipping...: Name Change to Gold Coast Shipping & SGF Freight, LLC. Offshore Logistics, L.L.C. (NVO), 400 W. Knight...

  13. Estonija sdajot pozitsii / Artur Kurvits

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    Kurvits, Artur

    2006-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise kinnisvaraagentuuri Knight Frank ülemaailmse kinnisvara hindade reitingu Global House Price Index tulemustest. Eestis on kinnisvara hinnad viimase aasta jooksul tõusnud 10,5 protsenti. Lisa: Global House Price Index

  14. Appraisal of the Addis Ababa Peace and Security Cooperation ...

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    when a number of soldiers who previously served under the banner of the. Congrès National .... preserve their internal structure, organisation and leadership. ..... interveners regard themselves as 'knights in shining armour, seeking to assist.

  15. Leading by Example.

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    Burdman, Pamela

    2002-01-01

    Profiles Brenda Knight, the first African American chairwoman of the Association of Community College Trustees, describing how her own personal history provides evidence of the importance of community colleges. (EV)

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    Oct 24, 2011 ... revealed low diversity within the accessions analyzed. Results from the study contributed ..... (Knight et al., 2005). Indeed, effects of a ..... the world health organization's global fruit and vegetables initiative. AJFAND, 7(3): 1-17.

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    things that library organization should establish a well structure plan n a formal and written form. Introduction .... (2005) as quoted by Knight (2010) defines succession planning ... analysis, identify high potential individuals, establish a formal ...

  18. High prevalence of urinary incontinence and poor knowledge of ...

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    Dec 2, 2010 ... In 1998, the World Health Organization's first International. Consultation on Incontinence classified UI as a disease, made recommendations on its assessment and treatment, and advocated ... S Knight, MB BCh, FCPHM (SA).

  19. sequences in Chickpea

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    Milena

    Genetic diversity analysis in terms of Shannon's index and Nei's gene diversity for resistant, ... results among groups and among cultivars were 10 and 90%, respectively, while the estimated gene ... in many areas (Knights and Siddique, 2002).

  20. Description of the Friesian Horse population of South Africa and ...

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    horses referred to as Friesians, was during mediaeval times, when the knights in armour mostly used Friesian ..... example, in the selection of horses for riding under the saddle, the emphasis will be on a shorter ..... SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC,.

  1. Estonija sdajot pozitsii / Artur Kurvits

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    2006-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise kinnisvaraagentuuri Knight Frank ülemaailmse kinnisvara hindade reitingu Global House Price Index tulemustest. Eestis on kinnisvara hinnad viimase aasta jooksul tõusnud 10,5 protsenti. Lisa: Global House Price Index

  2. GMJ 2009 page 1.pub into PDF.pub

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    Analysis of Truck Downtimes Using Log Dispersion Plot*. V. A. Temeng and P. A. Eshun ... 55% (Knights, 1999) of total mining operating cost constitutes a key ..... Mine Finance, Economic Evaluation and Risk Analysis. He is currently a Senior ...

  3. 76 FR 46898 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G

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    ... HEURTLEY HANIBAL AMAR T HARTE NEIL D HARTWICH-KNIGHT KAREN HASKELL PRESTON HAMPTON HASTRY JOHN JOSEPH... ALEX LEUNG ANDRE WAI KIM LEUNG DANSON LEUNG PUI YIN LEUNG TAT YAN LEVETT GINA ANNA MARIA LI GUOJI...

  4. Militias: Exploring Alternative Force Structures for National Defense

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    2014-06-01

    Mountains who took part in the American revolutionary War Palmach Hebrew acronym for Plugot Mahatz, literary strike force; Haganah’s elite fighting force...the terrain gave them protection against the traditional cavalry charges that the Austrian medieval knights were seeking to use, and also greatly...might need in their fights, and the special affection they show for them. From the medieval weapons that defeated the mounted feudal knights from

  5. Christopher Nolan’ın ‘Batman Üçlemesi’ Üzerine İdeolojik Bir İnceleme

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    BÖLÜKBAŞI, Mustafa

    2013-01-01

    This article examines the ideological meaning of Batman as a superhero story. To this end, Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), directed by Christopher Nolan, are analyzed in terms of content, revealing their underlying ideology. This study discusses why Batman was created to fight against evil, what is the aim of such a creation, who needs Batman and briefly what Nolan’s Batman trilogy advises us

  6. Pattern Selection, Wave Formation, Turbulence and Vortex Breakdown in Spiral Flows

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    1990-01-01

    problems in rotating plane Couette - Poiseuille flow " (joint work with George H. Knightly), Contemporary Math., 108 (1990), to appear. The following...continuum of periodic waves in rotating plane Couette flow , and an analytic description of a mechanism to generate the turbulent-like flows observed in...during the period of the report: (1) "Waves in rotating plane Couette flow " (joint work with George H. Knightly, University of Massachusetts), Geometry

  7. The Dark Knight’s Dystopian Vision: Batman, Risk, and American National Identity

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    Cortiel, Jeanne; Oehme, Laura

    2015-01-01

    This essay argues that Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again (2001-02) are grounded in a specific type of anticipatory consciousness that we read as risk consciousness. With their sustained and systematic confrontation of risk discourses, the two graphic narratives can be seen as key examples of what we call risk fiction, that is fictional engagements with and expressions of global risks that are the products of late modernity. Our foc...

  8. 初三英语限时阅读训练

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    王久琴

    2001-01-01

    @@ Where's the Missing Dollar? Mr Knight was the Hianager(经理)of a hotel(饭店).One weekend all of the hotels in the city were full because there was a large meeting.On Friday night,three men came into the hotel and asked for rooms.Mr Knight explained(解释)that because of the meeting,there were no roonls ready tbr use.The men were very unhappy because they had no place to stay.

  9. Computational Methods for Probabilistic Target Tracking Problems

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    2007-09-01

    Undergraduate Students: Ms. Angela Edwards, Mr. Bryahn Ivery, Mr. Dustin Lupton, Mr. James Pender, Mr. Terrell Felder , Ms. Krystal Knight Under...two more graduate students, Mr. Ricardo Bernal and Ms Alisha Williams, and two more undergraduate students, Ms Krystal Knight and Mr. Terrell Felder ...Technical State University, April 24, 2006 “Using Tree Based Methods to Classify Messages”, Terrell A. Felder , Math Awareness Mini-Conference

  10. Antifreeze protein modulates cell survival during cryopreservation: mediation through influence on ice crystal growth.

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    Carpenter, J F; Hansen, T N

    1992-01-01

    Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) are extremely efficient at inhibiting ice recrystallization in frozen solutions. Knight and Duman [Knight, C. A. & Duman, J. G. (1986) Cryobiology 23, 256-263] have proposed that this may be an important function of the proteins in freeze-tolerant organisms. We have tested this proposal in vitro by characterizing the influence of AFP on the recovery of cryopreserved cells, which often can survive cooling and yet subsequently be damaged by ice crystal growth during w...

  11. Modified Hyperbranched Polymers for Fluorescence Sensing Applications

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    2012-06-01

    Jensen, Lynne A. Samuelson , and Steven H. McKnight ARL-TR-6018 June 2012 Approved for public...University of Massachusetts Lowell Lynne A. Samuelson U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center...Joshua A. Orlicki, Xianyan Wang,  Matthew S. Bratcher, Robert E. Jensen, Lynne A. Samuelson , † and Steven H. McKnight 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e

  12. E-book Trial Using Handheld Devices Yields Mixed Reactions from Public Library Staff and Users in Essex County, UK. A review of: Dearnley, James, Cliff McKnight, and Anne Morris. “Electronic Book Usage in Public Libraries: A Study of User and Staff Reactions to a PDA-based Collection.” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 36.4 (December 2004: 175‐82.

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    Stephanie Hall

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective - To assess e-book delivery on handheld devices provided to public library patrons, particularly housebound or visually impaired patrons and the users of a mobile library. Design - Product trial with a post-trial questionnaire for patrons and a post-trial focus group discussion among participating library staff. Setting - Mid-to-large size public library system in the United Kingdom. Subjects - 23 patrons participated; the number of library staff participating is not identified. Although the target population initially identified was housebound people, patrons reliant on the mobile library, and visually impaired people, the project team determined that it did not have sufficient funds to upgrade the PDAs to be compatible woth their preferred software for the visually impaired, and therefore this group was eliminated from the study. Lack of funds was also cited as a factor in the team being unable to provide assistive technology for those users suffering from arthritis, though this group was not excluded from the study. Just over half the patrons were aged 60+, and more than half were female. Two patrons self-identified as housebound. Methods - e-books were downloaded onto Hewlett Packard iPAQ 1910 Pdas by library staff and were loaned to participants between Janualry and April 2004. Although the authors of the study state that "creating staff champions was an important objective in this project" (p.176, it is unclear whether staff were screened for positive attitude towards e-Books. Prior to the trial, staff members were provided with training and orientation, and participants were asked for their font sna d reading preferences. Suport for participating patrons was available from staff or via an accompanying user manual, e-mail, or telephone help line. In a questionnaire adminsitered following the trial, participants were asked to respond to questions on the functionality of the handheld devices and e-book formats, positive and negative reactions to reading from the devices, and differences in the reading experience using the PDA as oopsed to a book. A group discussion with p[articipating library staff was held in April of 2004. The feedback from both groups was compared. Main results - Patrons: The devices were generally found to be usable, with a few exceptions; one patron with arthritis had difficulty operating the device and another developed hand cramps. Positive reactions regarding the vovelty of using the devices, portability (the ability to store several books on one small device and readability (the ability to customize font size and to read in low light conditions were offset by frustration with low battery life, small screen size, limits on usage (i.e. not to be used in the bath, difficulty paging back and forth ('getting lost on the iPAQ', and the inferior sensation of using a PDA as opposed to the 'tactile' quantity of books. In addtion, some patrons voiced fears that e-books might supplant paper books and libraries themselves. In all, thirteen patrons indicated that the e-books had some advantages over books, while eighteen found that there were aspects of using e-books that they disliked compared to books. Staff: The staff shared some concerns with the users, identifying portability as a strength and low battery life (including the need to reformat devices after batteries ran out as a weakness. In addition, some staff felt that some patrons preferred e-book format for books on sensitive topcs, as they provided more privacy in borrowing. Other staff concerns included the potential for users loading other software on the devices and the (presumably in the case of a full roll-out where users would download their own e-books from home lack of a broadband connection for some users. Conclusions - This study should be read as a case study of a trial of the Adobe Book and Palm e-book formats in Hewlett Packard iPAQ 1910 Pdas amongst a small group pf public library (primarily mobile library patrons. While the findings generally indicated that both staff and users found the technology tooo problematic to be adopted, the trial was confined to hardware and software specified. Furthermore, since the sample surveyed was small and not randomly selected, it would be difficult to apply the study's findings to the larger population (exact number not specified in the study of housebound and mobile library users of the Essex County system. For those who are considering the introduction of similar technology in a public library setting, the final report on the larger project of which this study was a part is available on the British Library website: http://www.bl.uk/about/cooperation/laser-pubs.html

  13. WHITE PAPER: DEMONSTRATION OF EQUIVALENCY OF CANE AND SOFTWOOD BASED CELOTEX FOR 9975 PACKAGING

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    Varble, J

    2007-11-20

    Cane-based Celotex{trademark} has been used extensively in various DOE packages as a thermal insulator and impact absorber. Cane-based Celotex{trademark} for the 9975 was manufactured by Knight-Celotex Fiberboard at their Marrero Plant in Louisiana. However, Knight-Celotex Fiberboard shut down their Marrero Plant in early 2007 due to impacts from hurricane Katrina and other economic factors. Therefore, cane-based Celotex{trademark} is no longer available for use in the manufacture of new 9975 packages. Knight-Celotex Fiberboard has Celotex{trademark} manufacturing plants in Danville, VA and Sunbury, PA that use softwood and hardwood, respectively, as a raw material in the manufacturing of Celotex{trademark}. The purpose of this White Paper is to demonstrate that softwood-based Celotex{trademark} from the Knight-Celotex Danville Plant has performance equivalent to cane-based Celotex{trademark} from the Knight-Celotex Marrero Plant for transportation in a 9975 package.

  14. A review of the genus Agapetus Curtis (Trichoptera: Glossosomatidae) in eastern and central North America, with description of 12 new species

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    Etnier, David A.; Parker, Charles R.; Baxter, John T.; Long, Todd M.

    2010-01-01

    Twenty-nine species of caddisflies in the genus Agapetus Curtis in eastern and central North America are reviewed. Twelve are described as new species: Agapetus aphallus (known only from females); Agapetus baueri, Agapetus flinti, Agapetus harrisi, Agapetus hesperus, Agapetus ibis, Agapetus kirchneri, Agapetus meridionalis, Agapetus pegram, Agapetus ruiteri, Agapetus stylifer, and Agapetus tricornutus. Agapetus rossi Denning 1941 is recognized as a junior subjective synonym of Agapetus walkeri (Betten and Mosely 1940), new synonym. A key to males is provided, and species’ distributions are mapped.

  15. Latrodectism: variations in clinical manifestations provoked by Latrodectus species of spiders.

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    Maretić, Z

    1983-01-01

    The clinical picture caused by the bite of Latrodectus spp. is described, including the patient's general condition with agonizing pains, cramps, spasms, motor unrest, boardlike abdomen, "facies latrodectismica", sweating, oliguria, hypertension, anxiety, mental excitation and an extended convalescence. The notorious biters are mainly L. mactans, L. variolus, L. hesperus, L. tredecimguttatus, L. hasselti, L. indistinctus and L. menavodi, all of which appear to provoke somewhat similar clinical pictures. For some species, however, there is limited data and for the toxicity of some spiders, such as L. rhodesiensis, no data are available, However, it would appear that the clinical manifestations of the venom are similar in all species.

  16. Host plants of the tarnished plant bug (Heteroptera: Miridae) in Central Texas.

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    Esquivel, J F; Mowery, S V

    2007-08-01

    The tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), has taken on added importance as a pest of cotton in the Cotton Belt after successful eradication efforts for the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman). Because the Southern Blacklands region of Central Texas is in advanced stages of boll weevil eradication, blooming weeds and selected row crops were sampled during a 3-yr study to determine lygus species composition and associated temporal host plants. L. lineolaris was the sole lygus species in the region. Thirteen previously unreported host plants were identified for L. lineolaris, of which 69% supported reproduction. Rapistrum rugosum L. Allioni and Ratibida columnifera (Nuttall) Wooton and Standley were primary weed hosts during the early season (17 March to 31 May). Conyza canadensis L. Cronquist variety canadensis and Ambrosia trifida L. were primary weed hosts during the midseason (1 June to 14 August) and late-season (15 August to 30 November), respectively. Sisymbrium irio L. and Lamium amplexicaule L. sustained L. lineolaris populations during the overwintering period (1 December to 16 March). The proportion of females and numbers of nymphs found in R. rugosum, C. canadensis, A. trifida, and S. irio suggests these weeds supported reproductive adults during the early, mid-, and late season and overwintering period, respectively. Medicago sativa L. was the leading crop host for L. lineolaris; Glycine max L. Merrill did not yield L. lineolaris. Few L. lineolaris were collected in Gossypium hirsutum L. These results provide a more comprehensive assessment of host plants contributing to L. lineolaris populations in central Texas.

  17. Impact of opal nanoconfinement on electronic properties of sodium particles: NMR studies

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    Charnaya, E.V., E-mail: charnaya@live.com [Department of Physics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 70101 Taiwan (China); Institute of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, 198504 (Russian Federation); Lee, M.K. [Department of Physics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 70101 Taiwan (China); MoST Instrument Center at NCKU, Tainan, 70101 Taiwan (China); Chang, L.J. [Department of Physics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 70101 Taiwan (China); Kumzerov, Yu.A.; Fokin, A.V. [A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute RAS, St. Petersburg, 194021 (Russian Federation); Samoylovich, M.I. [Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, 141700 (Russian Federation); Bugaev, A.S. [CSR Institute of Technology “Technomash”, Moscow, 121108 (Russian Federation)

    2015-03-20

    The {sup 23}Na Knight shift of NMR line which is highly correlated with the electron spin susceptibility and density of states at the Fermi level was studied for the sodium loaded opal. The measurements were carried out within a temperature range from 100 to 400 K for solid and melted confined sodium nanoparticles. The NMR line below 305 K was a singlet with the Knight shift reduced compared to that in bulk. Above this temperature the NMR line split reproducibly into two components with opposite trends in the Knight shift temperature dependences which evidenced a nanoconfinement-induced transformation and heterogeneity in the electron system. The findings were suggested to be related to changes in the topology of the Fermi surface.

  18. NMR Study of Layered Transition Metal Ditelluride (Ir,Pt)Te2

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    Magishi, K.; Saito, T.; Koyama, K.; Matsumoto, N.; Nagata, S.

    2012-12-01

    We report the results of 125Te and 195Pt NMR measurements on (Ir,Pt)Te2 in order to elucidate the characteristic electronic states. For PtTe2, the NMR spectrum exhibits a sharp line, which shows the uniaxially symmetric powder pattern due to the anisotropic Knight shift. The Knight shift is almost independent of temperature and is larger than that for IrTe2. Also, the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T1 of PtTe2 is proportional to the temperature in a wide temperature range, that is, obeys the Korringa relation as expected for simple metallic systems. From the analyses of the Knight shift and 1/T1, it is suggested that the antiferromagnetic correlations slightly exist.

  19. Sweep-twist adaptive rotor blade : final project report.

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    Ashwill, Thomas D.

    2010-02-01

    Knight & Carver was contracted by Sandia National Laboratories to develop a Sweep Twist Adaptive Rotor (STAR) blade that reduced operating loads, thereby allowing a larger, more productive rotor. The blade design used outer blade sweep to create twist coupling without angled fiber. Knight & Carver successfully designed, fabricated, tested and evaluated STAR prototype blades. Through laboratory and field tests, Knight & Carver showed the STAR blade met the engineering design criteria and economic goals for the program. A STAR prototype was successfully tested in Tehachapi during 2008 and a large data set was collected to support engineering and commercial development of the technology. This report documents the methodology used to develop the STAR blade design and reviews the approach used for laboratory and field testing. The effort demonstrated that STAR technology can provide significantly greater energy capture without higher operating loads on the turbine.

  20. {sup 103}Rh-NMR studies in the superconductor Rh{sub 17}S{sub 15}

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    Koyama, T; Kanda, K; Ueda, K; Mito, T; Kohara, T [Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo, Kamigori, Hyogo 678-1297 (Japan); Nakamura, H, E-mail: t-koyama@sci.u-hyogo.ac.j [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan)

    2010-01-15

    {sup 103}Rh nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements have been performed in the superconductor Rh{sub 17}S{sub 15} with the transition temperature T{sub C}=5.4 K. The observed {sup 103}Rh-NMR spectrum shows an asymmetric shape with several peaks, reflecting the local symmetry around each Rh site. We have identified the observed NMR lines corresponding to four different Rh sites and obtained the temperature (T) dependence of the Knight shift of 24m site. The isotropic part of the Knight shift K{sub iso} decreases with decreasing T, indicating the existence of the electron correlation in Rh{sub 17}S{sub 15}. In the superconducting state, the resonance lines shift to higher frequencies owing to a decrease of the spin part of the Knight shift with negative hyperfine coupling.

  1. Impurity detection in alkali-metal vapor cells via nuclear magnetic resonance

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    Patton, B.; Ishikawa, K.

    2016-11-01

    We use nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of alkali metals sealed in glass vapor cells to perform in situ identification of chemical contaminants. The alkali Knight shift varies with the concentration of the impurity, which in turn varies with temperature as the alloy composition changes along the liquidus curve. Intentional addition of a known impurity validates this approach and reveals that sodium is often an intrinsic contaminant in cells filled with distilled, high-purity rubidium or cesium. Measurements of the Knight shift of the binary Rb-Na alloy confirm prior measurements of the shift's linear dependence on Na concentration, but similar measurements for the Cs-Na system demonstrate an unexpected nonlinear dependence of the Knight shift on the molar ratio. This non-destructive approach allows monitoring and quantification of ongoing chemical processes within the kind of vapor cells which form the basis for precise sensors and atomic frequency standards.

  2. NMR studies on polyphosphide Ce6Ni6P17

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    Koyama, T.; Yamada, H.; Ueda, K.; Mito, T.; Aoyama, Y.; Nakano, T.; Takeda, N.

    2016-02-01

    We report the result of 31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies on Ce6Ni6P17. The observed NMR spectra show a Lorentzian-type and an asymmetric shapes, reflecting the local symmetry around each P site in the cubic unit cell. We have identified the observed NMR lines corresponding to three inequivalent P sites and deduced the temperature dependence of the Knight shift for each site. The Knight shifts increase with decreasing temperature down to 1.5 K, indicating a localized spin system of Ce6Ni6P17. Antiferromagnetic correlation between 4f spins is suggested from the negative sign of the Weiss-temperature.

  3. How do Category Managers Manage?

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    Hald, Kim Sundtoft; Sigurbjornsson, Tomas

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this research is to explore the managerial role of category managers in purchasing. A network management perspective is adopted. A case based research methodology is applied, and three category managers managing a diverse set of component and service categories in a global production...... of the role of the category manager in purchasing....... firm is observed while providing accounts of their progress and results in meetings. We conclude that the network management classification scheme originally deve loped by Harland and Knight (2001) and Knight and Harland (2005) is a valuable and fertile theoretical framework for the analysis...

  4. Transport Properties of Si and Ge Liquid Semiconductor Metals

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    Aditya M. Vora

    2009-01-01

    In the present article, we study the electrical resistivity p, the thermoelectric power (TEP) α, thermal conductivity σ, Knight-ShiFts and temperature coefficient of the Knight-Shifts of the liquid Si and Ge using the well known model potential for the first time. The structure factor used in the present work is derived From the Percus-Yevick (PY) theory. Various local field correction Functions are used to study the screening influence. The present results of resistivity are found in qualitative agreement with available experimental and theoretical whenever exists.

  5. The Effect of Medical Student Volunteering in a Student-Run Clinic on Specialty Choice for Residency

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    Ismail, Rahim; Gookin, Glenn; Hernandez, Caridad; Logan, Grace; Pasarica, Magdalena

    2017-01-01

    Introduction: Student-run free clinics (SRFCs) are a recent popular addition to medical school education, and a subset of studies has looked at the influence of SRFC volunteering on the medical student’s career development. The majority of the research done in this area has focused on understanding if these SRFCs produce physicians who are more likely to practice medicine in underserved communities, caring for the uninsured. The remainder of the research has investigated if volunteering in an SRFC influences the specialty choice of medical school students. The results of these specialty choice studies give no definitive answer as to whether medical students chose primary or specialty care residencies as a result of their SRFC experience. Keeping Neighbors in Good Health through Service (KNIGHTS) is the SRFC of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF COM). Both primary and specialty care is offered at the clinic. It is the goal of this study to determine if volunteering in the KNIGHTS SRFC influences UCF COM medical students to choose primary care, thereby helping to meet the rising need for primary care physicians in the United States. Methods: A survey was distributed to first, second, and third-year medical students at the UCF COM to collect data on demographics, prior volunteering experience, and specialty choice for residency. Responses were then combined with records of volunteer hours from the KNIGHTS Clinic and analyzed for correlations. We analyzed the frequency and Pearson’s chi-squared values. A p value of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Our survey had a total response rate of 39.8%. We found that neither the act of becoming a KNIGHTS Clinic volunteer nor the hours volunteered at the KNIGHTS Clinic influenced the UCF COM student’s choice to enter a primary care specialty (p = NS). Additionally, prior volunteering/clinical experience or the gender of the medical school student did not influence

  6. Del caballero épico al caballero novelesco: acercamiento a la evolución del personaje

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    Lucila Lobato Osorio

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this paper is to review the medieval literary knight's transformations upon its rising in the chansons de geste through its entrenchment as the protagonist character into the most representatives medieval romances of chivalry. The author analyzes the added features from the design of the Romanic epic hero, passing through the classic romances and the Chrétien de Troyes' creations, until the works in prose of the XIIIth Century. Features that include the love and the religion, items so important for the knight design as we known.

  7. Description of the Pupa of Aedes (Ochlerotatus) Grossbecki Dyar and Knab (Diptera: Culicidae)

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    1991-12-01

    Diptera: Culicidae). Bull. Illinois Nat. 25:83-126. Hist. Surv. 24:1-96. Darsie , R.F., Jr . and R.A. Ward. 1981. Iden- Siverly, R.E. 1972. Mosquitoes of...Diptera: Culicidae). Mosq. Syst. 16:227- onomists’ glossary of mosquito anatomy. 270. Plexus Publ. Inc., Marlton, New Jersey. Ward, R.A. and R.F. Darsie , Jr ...Knight and Stone 1977, Knight 1978, Wood Maryland, Prince George’s County, Fort et al. 1979, Darsie and Ward 1981, Ward Washington, coll. no. BH 901, 28

  8. The Fine Art of Writing a Will

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    Blicher, Henrik

    2015-01-01

    A thorough examination of Jens Baggesen’s use of Don Quijote in his acclaimed 18th century sentimental travelogue proves the young Danish classicist to be an ardent reader as well as a bold bricoleur. Jens Baggesen has chosen the knight of the sad countenance as his travelling companion, the epis......A thorough examination of Jens Baggesen’s use of Don Quijote in his acclaimed 18th century sentimental travelogue proves the young Danish classicist to be an ardent reader as well as a bold bricoleur. Jens Baggesen has chosen the knight of the sad countenance as his travelling companion...

  9. Impacto de las catástrofes en el valor de las acciones. El caso latinoamericano

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    Pedraza Martínez Alfonso

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación aplicó la metodología de Knight y Pretty [1996] a catástrofes de seis empresas latinoamericanas para establecer cuál es el impacto de una catástrofe en el valor de las  acciones de tales firmas. En comparación con los resultados de Knight y Pretty [1996], en Latinoamérica la caída en el valor de las empresas en la bolsa tiene una pendiente menor que en USA y Europa, sin embargo, el impacto es más duradero.

  10. Revision of the Ceratocapsine Renodaeus group: Marinonicoris, Pilophoropsis, Renodaeus, and Zanchisme, with descriptions of four new genera (Heteroptera, Miridae, Orthotylinae).

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    Henry, Thomas J

    2015-01-01

    The Renodaeus group, a monophyletic assemblage of genera within the New World orthotyline tribe Ceratocapsini, comprising eight genera, including four new ones, is defined; and 48 species are treated, including 26 described as new and 12 transferred from Ceratocapsus Reuter as new combinations. Ceratocapsidea gen. n. is described to accommodate the new species Ceratocapsideabahamaensis sp. n., from the Bahamas; Ceratocapsideabaranowskii sp. n., from Jamaica; Ceratocapsideadominicanensis sp. n., from the Dominican Republic; Ceratocapsidearileyi sp. n., from Texas; Ceratocapsideataeniola sp. n., from Jamaica; Ceratocapsideatexensis sp. n., from Texas; Ceratocapsideatransversa sp. n., from Mexico (Neuvo León); and Ceratocapsideavariabilis sp. n., from Jamaica; and Ceratocapsusballi Knight, comb. n., Ceratocapsuscomplicatus Knight, comb. n., Ceratocapsideaconsimilis Reuter, comb. n., Ceratocapsusfusiformis Van Duzee, comb. n. (as the type species of the genus), Ceratocapsusnigropiceus Reuter, comb. n., and Ceratocapsusrufistigmus Blatchley, comb. n. [and a neotype designated], Ceratocapsusclavicornis Knight, syn. n. and Ceratocapsusdivaricatus Knight, syn. n. are treated as junior synonyms of Ceratocapsusfusiformis Van Duzee. The genus Marininocoris Carvalho and the only included species Marinonicorismyrmecoides Carvalho are redescribed. The genus Pilophoropsis Poppius is redescribed and revised, Renodaeustexanus Knight, comb. n. is transferred into it and the three new species Pilophoropsisbejeanae sp. n., from Sonora, Mexico; Pilophoropsiscunealis sp. n., from Oaxaca, Mexico; Pilophoropsisquercicola sp. n., from Arizona, USA, are described. Pilophoropsidea gen. n. is described to accommodate the 12 new species Pilophoropsideabrailovskyi sp. n., from Federal District, Mexico; Pilophoropsideacuneata sp. n., from Chiapas, Mexico; Pilophoropsideadimidiata sp. n., from Durango, Mexico; Pilophoropsideafuscata sp. n., from Durango, Mexico and Arizona and New Mexico, USA

  11. Proteomic Evidence for Components of Spider Silk Synthesis from Black Widow Silk Glands and Fibers.

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    Chaw, Ro Crystal; Correa-Garhwal, Sandra M; Clarke, Thomas H; Ayoub, Nadia A; Hayashi, Cheryl Y

    2015-10-02

    Spider silk research has largely focused on spidroins, proteins that are the primary components of spider silk fibers. Although a number of spidroins have been characterized, other types of proteins associated with silk synthesis are virtually unknown. Previous analyses of tissue-specific RNA-seq libraries identified 647 predicted genes that were differentially expressed in silk glands of the Western black widow, Latrodectus hesperus. Only ∼5% of these silk-gland specific transcripts (SSTs) encode spidroins; although the remaining predicted genes presumably encode other proteins associated with silk production, this is mostly unverified. Here, we used proteomic analysis of multiple silk glands and dragline silk fiber to investigate the translation of the differentially expressed genes. We find 48 proteins encoded by the differentially expressed transcripts in L. hesperus major ampullate, minor ampullate, and tubuliform silk glands and detect 17 SST encoded proteins in major ampullate silk fibers. The observed proteins include known silk-related proteins, but most are uncharacterized, with no annotation. These unannotated proteins likely include novel silk-associated proteins. Major and minor ampullate glands have the highest overlap of identified proteins, consistent with their shared, distinctive ampullate shape and the overlapping functions of major and minor ampullate silks. Our study substantiates and prioritizes predictions from differential expression analysis of spider silk gland transcriptomes.

  12. Minority Undergraduate Research in Prostate Cancer: Bridging Opportunities for Postbaccalaureate Education

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    2012-03-01

    Hydrogels for Controlling the Cell Microenvironment : Fibrous Materials for Understanding and Directing Ligament Regeneration 152) Catherine Halat...Karoline Guerrero, Marketing (McNair) Daniel Freeman, Business Administration Co-shopping with Luxury Brands 227) Dana Griskowitz, Sports Management (SL...Exceptional Care for Children Marketing , Managing Art erapy, and Mural Painting at Exceptional Care for Children Elizabeth Knight, Material Culture

  13. Modeling Radiation Effectiveness for Inactivation of Bacillus Spores

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    2015-09-17

    EFFECTIVENESS FOR INACTIVATION OF BACILLUS SPORES Emily A. Knight, B.A., M.S. Major, USAF Committee Membership: Dr. William P. Baker Chair Dr. Larry W...linked to food poisoning and causes gastrointestinal diseases with symptoms ranging from mild nausea to frequent vomiting . However, as described above

  14. 75 FR 76038 - General Motors Corporation, Powertrain Flint North, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Allegis...

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    2010-12-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration General Motors Corporation, Powertrain Flint North, Including On- Site Leased Workers From Allegis Group Services, Securitas and Knight Management, Flint, MI; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for...

  15. 76 FR 13666 - General Motors Corporation; Powertrain Flint North; Including On-Site Leased Workers From Allegis...

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    2011-03-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration General Motors Corporation; Powertrain Flint North; Including On- Site Leased Workers From Allegis Group Services, Securitas, Knight Management and URS Corporation, Flint, MI; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibilit...

  16. Imagining Democratic Futures for Public Universities: Educational Leadership against Fatalism's Temptations

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    Abowitz, Kathleen Knight

    2016-01-01

    At current rates, almost all U.S. public universities could reach a point of zero state subsidy within the next fifty years. What is a public university without public funding? In this essay, Kathleen Knight Abowitz considers the future of public universities, drawing upon the analysis provided in John Dewey's "Democracy and Education."…

  17. Lady Gallants of Old

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    HUOJIANYING

    2005-01-01

    HE standard scenario in films and literary works about ancient China is that of an honest man being attacked and robbed by bandits,or a beautiful woman about to lose her virtue to a gang of ruffians. Just when it appears nothing can save them, a knight-errant and master of martial arts, rather than officer of the law,

  18. Kaitseväelased vabastavad Tallinna

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    1. jalaväebrigaadi kaitseväelased sõitsid Taani staabiõppusele "Yellow Knight 2014", kus koos Läti ja Leedu liitlastega harjutatakse sõjalise operatsiooni läbiviimist Tallinna territooriumil Taani diviisi koosseisus

  19. Warm Pants and Wild Places: Domestic Anxieties in Malory’s Morte D’Arthur and T. H. White’s The Once and Future King

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    McCausland, Elly

    2017-01-01

    Thomas Malory’s 'Morte D’Arthur' depicts the centripetal activities of questing knights as they continually return to the safety of the court following trials in the forest or battlefield, but posits the domestic spaces of Camelot as equally perilous, associated with the ultimate collapse of the ...

  20. 76 FR 179 - General Motors Company, Formerly Known as General Motors Corporation, Willow Run Transmission...

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    2011-01-03

    ... Corporation, Willow Run Transmission Plant, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Aerotek, Securitas, Knight..., formerly known as General Motors Corporation, Willow Run Transmission Plant, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The... known as General Motors Corporation, Willow Run Transmission Plant. The Department has determined...

  1. 75 FR 76038 - General Motors Company Formerly Known as General Motors Corporation Willow Run Transmission Plant...

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    2010-12-07

    ... Willow Run Transmission Plant Including On-Site Leased Workers From Aerotek, Securitas, Knight Management... Corporation, Willow Run Transmission Plant, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The notice was published in the Federal... Motors Corporation, Willow Run Transmission Plant. The Department has determined that on-site...

  2. Opções reais sob Incerteza Knightiana na avaliação econômica de projetos de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento (P & D)

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    Melchíades Leite, Luís Alberto; Santiago, Leonardo; Paulo Teixeira, José

    2015-01-01

    This article presents a quantitative treatment of uncertainty, in the classical sense of Frank Knight (1921), in an economic assessment model that is based on Real Options Theory. The Knightian concept draws a distinction between uncertainty and risk. Optimal decisions in real options models, onc...

  3. Electronic Transfer of Information and Its Impact on Aerospace and Defence Research and Development Held in the Technical Information Panel Specialists’ Meeting, Brussels, Belgium on 17-19 October 1989

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    1990-03-01

    rachat par 11ax~well dui serveur Infoline -rachat par Maxwell des soci~t~s Molecular Design et Orac -achat par l’diteur am~ricain Knight ridder dui...Netherlands De M.C.GUTIERREZ* Office of Spanish Delegate to AGARD, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (INTA), Paseo del Pintor Rosales 34, 28008

  4. A comparison of charcoal- and slag-based constructed wetlands for ...

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    by low pH and high concentrations of heavy metals such as iron and ... mines, tailings dumps or waste rock, reacts with the exposed iron-sulphide ... The extraction of ..... KADLEC RH, KNIGHT RL, VYMAZAL J, BRIX H, COOPER P and.

  5. The Academic Achievement of Elite Athletes at an Australian University: Debunking the Dumb Jock Syndrome

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    Georgakis, Steve; Wilson, Rachel; Ferguson, Jamaya

    2014-01-01

    Elite athletes and their academic achievement in higher education have long been subject to considerable debate within North American scholarship. This interest proliferated especially after the release of the Knight Report (2001), which, amongst other findings, revealed a clear negative link between elite athletes and their academic achievement.…

  6. Management Studies, Cultural Criticism and American Dreams

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    Guthey, Eric

    2005-01-01

    The article reviews three books related to industrial management, including "False Prophets: The Gurus Who Created Modern Management and Why Their Ideas Are Bad for Business Today," by James Hoopes, "Organization and Innovation: Guru Schemes and American Dreams," by David Knights and Darren McCab...

  7. The Plus or Minus Game--Teaching Estimation, Precision, and Accuracy

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    Forringer, Edward R.; Forringer, Richard S.; Forringer, Daniel S.

    2016-01-01

    A quick survey of physics textbooks shows that many (Knight, Young, and Serway for example) cover estimation, significant digits, precision versus accuracy, and uncertainty in the first chapter. Estimation "Fermi" questions are so useful that there has been a column dedicated to them in "TPT" (Larry Weinstein's "Fermi…

  8. Relationships between Weight and Body Dissatisfaction, Body Esteem, and Teasing in African American Girls

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    Tyler, Chermaine; Johnston, Craig A.; Dalton, William T., III; Foreyt, John P.

    2009-01-01

    This study assessed the relation between weight and weight-related factors (i.e., body dissatisfaction, body esteem, teasing frequency, and the effects of teasing) in a community sample of prepubescent African American girls. African American girls (N = 97) in Grades 3 to 5 completed the McKnight Risk Factor Survey-Third Edition and had their…

  9. A Question of Ethics: Themes in the Science Fiction Genre.

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    McNurlin, Kathleen Woitel

    1995-01-01

    Continues an article that began in the summer 1995 "Interdisciplinary Humanities." Examines ethical concerns about nuclear power, societal control, and prejudice articulated in science fiction literature. Authors studied include Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and Damon Knight. The earlier article covered literature concerned with ecology…

  10. Polarization Dependence of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering on a Single Dielectric Nanowire

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    2012-01-01

    the FEM technique implemented via COMSOL has been shown to be capable of accurate simulation for nanoshell structures on substrates if sufficiently...plasmon resonators,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 95, no. 25, Article ID 257403, 4 pages, 2005. [27] M. W. Knight and N. J. Halas, “ Nanoshells to

  11. 77 FR 45663 - James William Eisenberg, M.D.; Decision and Order

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    2012-08-01

    ... Respondent that he had been suffering from fibromyalgia for the past six years, but that he had not seen a... Officer Knights told Respondent that he suffered from fibromyalgia, and a physical examination... another doctor, Respondent testified that fibromyalgia can be self-diagnosed. (Tr. 210, 213.)...

  12. Future Modelling and Simulation Challenges (Defis futurs pour la modelisation et la simulation)

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    2002-11-01

    Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1972. Nilsson Nils J. Principios de Inteligencia Artificial. Ed. Diaz de Santos OR5-305 orientaciones PCART,s. Y FSE,s...Reglamento de Artillería de Campaña R-O-2-2 Reglamento de Inteligencia Táctica Rich- Knight. Inteligencia Artificial. Ed. Mc Graw Hill Russell N

  13. Human-Computer Interaction: A Journal of Theoretical, Empirical and Methodological Issues of User Science and of System Design. Volume 7, Number 1

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    1992-01-01

    1957 (Welford, 1960) and has been observed in other studies since (Buck, 1986; Crossman & Goodeve, 1963/1983; Drury, 1975; Klapp , 1975; Langolf et al... Klapp , S. T. (1975). Feedback versus motor programming in the control of aimed movements. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 104, 147-153. Knight, A

  14. What's Black and White and Re-Tweeted All Over? Teaching News Literacy in the Digital Age

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    Loth, Renee

    2012-01-01

    In 2007 the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation placed a major bet on State University of New York at Stony Brook: $1.7-million to enroll 10,000 students in its news-literacy curriculum over five years. Alberto Ibarguen, president and chief executive of the foundation, expected the course to foster "a group of students who would simply graduate…

  15. 75 FR 11916 - Chrysler Transportation LLC, a Subsidiary of Chrysler LLC, Including On-Site Leased Workers from...

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    2010-03-12

    ..., Detroit, Michigan. The notice was published in the Federal Register on January 14, 2009 (74 FR 2136). At... subject firm. The workers provide transport of parts from suppliers to Chrysler manufacturing facilities... assembly of automotive vehicles. New information shows that workers leased from Caravan Knight...

  16. Minority Students in Journalism. Recruiting, Retaining, Graduating: Lessons from Six Experimental Programs.

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    Lowenstein, Ralph L.

    This report describes the implementation and results of six university programs, funded by the Knight Foundation, to recruit and retain students from underrepresented minority groups in the field of journalism. It reviews the objectives, background, implementation, and results of continuing programs at Florida A&M University, the University of…

  17. Glocalization as an Alternative to Internationalization in Higher Education: Embedding Positive Glocal Learning Perspectives

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    Patel, Fay; Lynch, Hayley

    2013-01-01

    The notion of internationalization in higher education is understood as the recruitment of international students, marketing of academic programs and courses, and teaching English as a Second Language to student cohorts from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Various models of internationalization (Knight, 2004, 2006; Leask, 2009; Pimpa, 2009;…

  18. Science Books for Professional Pleasure Reading

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    Smith, Grinell

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author presents a list of science books that will foster students' interest in science. Some books were suggested by scientists, science educators, and former students. Some came from an analogous list for science journalists compiled by Boyce Rensberger, director of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT. Some are…

  19. 75 FR 12584 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Notice of Filing of...

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    2010-03-16

    ... best possible manner, which will disadvantage retail customers.\\26\\ One commenter believed that the... lead to an increase in gaming practices.\\12\\ \\8\\ See ArcaEdge and TD Ameritrade. \\9\\ See Knight... practice of submitting locking or crossing quotations (and requiring reconciliation of locked/crossed...

  20. Optimal Recovery Trajectories for Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance Systems (Auto GCAS)

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    2015-03-01

    teaching the Colonel how to program. Kara Greene, Nidal Jodeh, Emily Knight, and Jeremy Agte kept me sane, fed, caffeinated , and laughing even when...then presented in Chapter III, followed by a 2-D exam - ple. Chapter IV presents how to formulate the path constraint and cost functional of the 3-D

  1. NCAA Takes Heat over Commercialization of Athletes

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    Sander, Libby

    2008-01-01

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is no stranger to criticism. This article reports that during a meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, some higher-education officials questioned the NCAA's handling of a CBS fantasy football league, announced over the summer, that would use college athletes' names. Many…

  2. Department of Water Resources and Environm

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    USER

    2015-05-01

    May 1, 2015 ... and likelihood of errors. This study applied five interpolation methods to existing rainfall data .... efficiency in the Brisbane area of Australia. (Knight et al., 2005). ... for meteorological purposes by applying a combination of .... Table 4: Correlation matrix of annual rainfall at the gauge Stations. ABK AKR MKD ...

  3. Writing Assignments Based on Literary Works.

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    Matthews, Dorothy, Ed.

    1985-01-01

    The literature selections serving as the basis for writing assignments in the articles in this journal issue range from time-honored English classics ("Beowulf,""Sir Gawain and the Green Knight") and American standards ("A Farewell to Arms,""The Scarlet Letter") to contemporary fiction. The articles deal with works by women writers (Shirley…

  4. Community Asset Mapping. Trends and Issues Alert.

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    Kerka, Sandra

    Asset mapping involves documenting tangible and intangible resources of a community viewed as a place with assets to be preserved and enhanced, not deficits to be remedied. Kretzmann and McKnight (1993) are credited with developing the concept of asset-based community development (ABCD) that draws on appreciative inquiry; recognition of social…

  5. Civic Fragmentation or Voluntary Association? Habermas, Fraser, and Charter School Segregation

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    Wilson, Terri S.

    2010-01-01

    In this essay, Terri Wilson puts the argument developed by Kathleen Knight Abowitz that charter schools could be considered as counterpublic spaces into interaction with empirical research that explores patterns of voluntary self-segregation in charter schools. Wilson returns to the theoretical tension between Jurgen Habermas and Nancy Fraser over…

  6. Proceedings of the High Energy Density Matter (HEDM) Contractor’s Conference Held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on 6-8 June 1993

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    1993-11-01

    and L. G. M. Petterson , J. Chem. Phys. 89 5747 (1988). 23. L. B. Knight, Jr., S. T. Corbranchi, J. 0. Herlong, and C. A. Arrington, J. Chem. Phys. 92...vusi. awrpao awlmsa The uJ@e Alin fta he swge* pqwemt do ablatd plam.e l puls prmesn (S), and that obtauned with breakdown pulses only (SO). Bot S and S

  7. Překlad povídky "Tajemný rytíř" od George R.R. Martina

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    Kolář, Aleš

    2014-01-01

    This bachelor thesis consists of two parts. The first part is a translation of the novella The Mystery Knight by George R. R. Martin and the other is an analysis of the translation and the author's commentary. The analysis focuses primarily on lexical equivalence in the translation with emphasis on proper and geographical names.

  8. Soft Assembling Project-Based Learning and Leadership in Japan

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    Knight, Kevin; Murphey, Tim

    2017-01-01

    In this article, we initially focus on how the conceptualization of leadership by Knight (2013a) in his leadership seminars became the basis for choosing a project-based learning (PBL) approach. We then consider how soft assembling can enhance the leadership project activities of student teams and group-work in general classes. Soft assembling…

  9. The Director-General visits the ATLAS construction site at Point 1

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    Patrice Loiez

    1998-01-01

    Photo 05 : Claude Guitton (left), Project Manager for the EDF/Knight Piesold joint venture responsible for design and site supervision for LHC civil engineering at Point 1 takes the Director-General Chris Llewellyn Smith and LHC Project Leader Lyn Evans on a tour of the site.

  10. NMR studies of electronic structure in crystalline and amorphous Zr2PdH/x/

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    Bowman, R. C., Jr.; Johnson, W. L.; Maeland, A. J.; Rhim, W.-K.

    1983-01-01

    The proton Knight shifts and spin-lattice relaxation times have been measured in crystalline and amorphous Ze2PdH(x). Core polarization from the Zr d-band dominates the proton hyperfine interactions. The density of Fermi level d-electron states is reduced in the amorphous phase relative to the electron density in crystalline Zr2PdH(x).

  11. Spiders and Silk

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    2004-01-01

    Spiders are very small, so it is easy to think that they do not make anything strong. However, a scientist at Oxford University in Britain has discovered this is not true. David Knight says that eight-legged spiders create a material called silk that could be as strong as rope.

  12. Excessive Alcohol Use Can Be a Problem (A Cup of Health with CDC)

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    2017-03-30

    Excessive alcohol consumption can result in severe health, social, and financial problems. In this podcast Dr. Lela McKnight-Eily discusses the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption.  Created: 3/30/2017 by MMWR.   Date Released: 3/30/2017.

  13. Towards an Integrated Graduate Student (Training Program)

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    Shapiro, Elliot

    2015-01-01

    This article argues that teaching writing can help graduate students become better writers. Each year, more than 100 graduate students from more than thirty departments participate in one of two training courses offered through Cornell's John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines. This article describes some of how these courses…

  14. Air Traffic Controller Working Memory: Considerations in Air Traffic Control Tactical Operations

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    1993-09-01

    largely unsubstantiated (Hellige, & Wong, 1983; Klapp, Marshburn, & Lester, 1983; Klapp & Philipoff, 1983; Roediger, Knight, & Kantowitz , 1977). A...psychology (Klapp, Marshburn, & Lester, 1983) and human factors (Adams, 1989; Kantowitz & Sorkin, 1983; Sanders & McCormick, 1987) propose a single, 24...attention and automaticity. Ir R. Parasuraman & R. Davies (Eds.), Varieties at attentioil (pp. 29-61). New York: Academic Press. Kantowitz , B. H. & Sorkin

  15. The Role of Pain Management in Recovery Following Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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    2012-01-01

    extremely challenging. This movement toward a more holistic, interdisciplinary, multimodal approach to pain medi- cine will be impossible without im...the global war on terrorism : 2001-2004. Ann Surg 2007; 245(6):986-991. 3. Buckenmaier CC III, Rupprecht C, McKnight G, et al: Pain following

  16. 78 FR 52517 - Membership of the Performance Review Board

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    2013-08-23

    ... McGrath, Elizabeth Baker, James McKenzie, Donald Baker, Timothy Middleton, Allen Bennett, David... Haendel, Dan Reheuser, Michael Hollis, Caryn Richardson, Sandra Janicki Jr, Frederick Rivera, Alfred Knight, Edna Rockey, Maryann Knodell, James Sayre, Richard Koffsky, Paul Schleien, Steven Kosak,...

  17. 77 FR 70537 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-11-26

    .... Brown (KS) Nathan A. Buckles (IN) Dale H. Dattler (NY) Paul A. Giarrusso (FL) Benjamin P. Hall (NY) John N. Lanning (CA) Bruce J. Lewis (RI) John L. Lolley (AL) Charles M. McDaris (GA) Tommy L. McKnight...

  18. Scratch This! The IF-AT as a Technique for Stimulating Group Discussion and Exposing Misconceptions

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    Cotner, Sehoya; Baepler, Paul; Kellerman, Anne

    2008-01-01

    Frequent and immediate feedback is critical for learning and retaining content as well as developing effective learning teams (Michaelson, Knight, and Fink 2004). The Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) provides a single and efficient way for learners to self-assess their progress in a course and to structure significant small-group…

  19. Policy Specification for Non-Local Fault Tolerance in Large Distributed Information Systems

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    2003-05-01

    submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Philip E. Varner Approved: John C. Knight (Advisor) Anita K. Jones...27] G. Jakobson, M. Weissman, L. Brenner , C. Lafond, and C. Matheus. GRACE: Building Next Generation Event Correlation Services. In Proceedings of

  20. Ethnic minority ageing and intergenerational relationships

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    Singla, Rashmi

    This paper deals with the dynamics of ageing among ethnic minorities within a broad psychosocial framework involving the transnational contexts. Based on findings from psychotherapy with older adults (Knight, 2004) and a couple of empirical studies (Singla, 2008, Westerling, 2008) with young adults...

  1. Suur sõjaväeõppus

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    2016-01-01

    Tapal algab sõjaväeõppusele Saber Strike eelnev staabiõppus Saber Knight. Eesti on 2016. aastal Saber Strike'i juhtriik, õppusest võtab osa ligi 10 000 sõdurit 13st NATO liitlas- ja partnerriigigist

  2. Contributions to the Mosquito Fauna of Southeast Asia. VIII. Genus Aedes, Subgenus Mucidus Theobald in Southeast Asia

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    1970-01-01

    luciunus Muspratt, mucidus ( Karsch ), nigewirnus (Theobald), painei Knight, quadripunctis Ludlow), quasiferinus Mattingly, scatophagoides (Theobald...2Mucidus) lucianus Muspratt 3. Aedes (2Mucidus) mucidus ( Karsch ) 4. Aedes (Mucidus) nigerrimus (Theobald) 5. Aedes (Mucidus) sudanensis (Theobald...Mucidus mucidus, Banks 1906 (net Karsch ) Philipp. J. Sci. I: 983. Mucidus mucidus, Leicester 1908 (net Karsch ) Stud. Inst. med. Res. F. M. S. 3(3): 69

  3. A Question of Ethics: Themes in the Science Fiction Genre.

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    McNurlin, Kathleen Woitel

    1995-01-01

    Continues an article that began in the summer 1995 "Interdisciplinary Humanities." Examines ethical concerns about nuclear power, societal control, and prejudice articulated in science fiction literature. Authors studied include Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and Damon Knight. The earlier article covered literature concerned with ecology…

  4. 77 FR 32626 - Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact...

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    2012-06-01

    ... & Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234. June 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m. EDT Knights of Columbus...-borough Bridge and Tunnel Authority's right-of-way, and a small amount of seabed at the offshore HDD exit... distribution system in Brooklyn, New York. The lateral would also give ] National Grid the flexibility to shift...

  5. The Fine Art of Writing a Will

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    Blicher, Henrik

    2015-01-01

    A thorough examination of Jens Baggesen’s use of Don Quijote in his acclaimed 18th century sentimental travelogue proves the young Danish classicist to be an ardent reader as well as a bold bricoleur. Jens Baggesen has chosen the knight of the sad countenance as his travelling companion...

  6. 77 FR 37458 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Notice of Filing of...

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    2012-06-21

    ... from Suzanne H. Shatto, dated October 20, 2011 (``Shatto Letter''); Letter from Naphtali M. Hamlet, dated October 21, 2011 (``Hamlet Letter); Letter from Daniel Zinn, General Counsel, OTC Markets Group... Shatto Letter. \\36\\ See Hamlet Letter. Knight expressed the view that the proposal could have the...

  7. Team-Based Learning in the Humanities Classroom: "Women's Environmental Writing" as a Case Study

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    Harde, Roxanne

    2015-01-01

    This essay presents the adaptation of Team-Based Learning (TBL) for a course that uses ecofeminist approaches to environmental literature. Developed originally for use in professional programs, TBL's cornerstones are permanent learning teams, preparation, application, and timely assessment (Michaelsen, Knight, & Fink, 2002). I wanted my…

  8. Arvutijuppidest tehtud ehted 5000 krooni eest müügiks / Kerli Nõu

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    Nõu, Kerli

    2005-01-01

    Ameerika neiu Liz McLean Knight meisterdab arvuti- ja elektroonikajuppidest trendikaid aksessuaare: kaela- ja randmeehted, kõrvarõngad, sõrmused, käekotid, T-särgid. Ehete kaubamärk Zelle pärineb kunstniku artistinimest muusika- ja arvutimaailmas

  9. Computer-Supported Team-Based Learning: The Impact of Motivation, Enjoyment and Team Contributions on Learning Outcomes

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    Gomez, Elizabeth Avery; Wu, Dezhi; Passerini, Katia

    2010-01-01

    The benefits of teamwork and collaboration have long been advocated by many educational theories, such as constructivist and social learning models. Among the various applications of collaborative learning, the iterative team-based learning (TBL) process proposed by Michaelsen, Fink, and Knight (2002) has been successfully used in the classroom…

  10. Proximal Gut Mucosal Epithelial Homeostasis in Aged IL-1 Type I Receptor Knockout Mice After Starvation

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    2011-08-01

    depressive symptoms in older patients: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Clin Nutr. 2007; 26:545. [PubMed: 17662509] 7. Shatenstein B... microbiota during early stages of colonization. J Nutr. 2008; 138:1684. [PubMed: 18716170] 27. Rosbottom A, Knight PA, McLachlan G, Thornton EM, Wright SW

  11. Don Quixote at 400: Still Conquering Hearts

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    Stavans, Ilan

    2005-01-01

    The Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance is turning 400. By some accounts, the first part of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece, was available in Valladolid by Christmas Eve 1604, although Madrid did not get copies until January 1605. Thus came to life the "ingenious gentleman" who, ill equipped with antiquated armor "stained with rust…

  12. The Assessment and Mentoring Program (AMP): Final Year Pre-Service Physical Education Peer Mentors' Perceptions of Effective Mentoring

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    Jenkinson, Kate A.; Benson, Amanda C.

    2017-01-01

    In the teacher education context, most peer mentoring programs have focused on pre-service teachers and a qualified teacher mentor within schools (Hobson, et.al., 2009; Ambrosetti, Knight & Dekkers, 2014). Few studies have focused on mentoring between pre-service physical education teachers. Therefore, we describe the Assessment and Mentoring…

  13. Consensus report on the future of animal-free systemic toxicity testing

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    This is a multi-authored consensus report from conferences held in 2011-2012. Complete author listing is as follows: Marcel Leist1,2, Nina Hasiwa1, Costanza Rovida1, Mardas Daneshian1, David Basketter3, Ian Kimber4, Harvey Clewell5, Tilman Gocht6, Alan Goldberg7, Derek Knight8, G...

  14. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Study the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Relapsing and Progressive MS

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    mailing kits Subtask 2: Bacterial DNA extraction from stool material Subtask 3: Genotyping and HLA characterization of host DNA . Milestone #1...metabolomics components in Qiita. Karenina F Sanders Knight Lab Asst 3 Benchmarking of laboratory protocols for efficient DNA extraction for this project...invitations to participate, mailing kits have been designed, prepared and started to being distributed to eligible participants, bacterial DNA is

  15. A Reading of Eekwol's "Apprentice to the Mystery" as an Expression of Cree Youth's Cultural Role and Responsibility

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    MacKay, Gail A.

    2010-01-01

    On a chilly Toronto evening in November 2005, an envelope was opened in a darkened auditorium, and the words spoken reached out across the land to Muskoday First Nation in Saskatchewan. No doubt Lindsay Knight's family was watching the televised Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards that night and would have felt elated to hear her being honored with…

  16. Interactions of Phytophthora capsici with Resistant and Susceptible Pepper Roots and Stems.

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    Dunn, Amara R; Smart, Christine D

    2015-10-01

    Using host resistance is an important strategy for managing pepper root and crown rot caused by Phytophthora capsici. An isolate of P. capsici constitutively expressing a gene for green fluorescent protein was used to investigate pathogen interactions with roots, crowns, and stems of Phytophthora-susceptible bell pepper 'Red Knight', Phytophthora-resistant bell pepper 'Paladin', and Phytophthora-resistant landrace Criollos de Morelos 334 (CM-334). In this study, the same number of zoospores attached to and germinated on roots of all cultivars 30 and 120 min postinoculation (pi), respectively. At 3 days pi, significantly more secondary roots had necrotic lesions on Red Knight than on Paladin and CM-334 plants. By 4 days pi, necrotic lesions had formed on the taproot of Red Knight but not Paladin or CM-334 plants. Although hyphae were visible in the crowns and stems of all Red Knight plants observed at 4 days pi, hyphae were observed in crowns of only a few Paladin and in no CM-334 plants, and never in stems of either resistant cultivar at 4 days pi. These results improve our understanding of how P. capsici infects plants and may contribute to the use of resistant pepper cultivars for disease management and the development of new cultivars.

  17. 36 CFR 242.24 - Customary and traditional use determinations.

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    ... Bay area. Cook Inlet Area Fish other than salmon, Dolly Varden, trout, char, grayling, and burbot... rivers of the Yakutat Area from the Doame River to Point Manby. Dolly Varden, steelhead trout, and smelt... drainage, and south of and including Knight Island. Remainder of the Yakutat Area. Dolly Varden,...

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    ... of the Cook salmon, Dolly Inlet Area. Varden, trout, char, grayling, and burbot. ] Remainder of the Cook Salmon, Dolly All rural residents. Inlet Area. Varden, trout, char, grayling, and burbot. PRINCE... including Knight Island. Fresh water upstream from Dolly Varden, Residents of the area the terminus...

  19. 50 CFR 100.24 - Customary and traditional use determinations.

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    ... Bay area. Cook Inlet Area Fish other than salmon, Dolly Varden, trout, char, grayling, and burbot... rivers of the Yakutat Area from the Doame River to Point Manby. Dolly Varden, steelhead trout, and smelt... drainage, and south of and including Knight Island. Remainder of the Yakutat Area. Dolly Varden,...

  20. Archivium audientiarum processus contra Ordinem Militiae Templi. A new method of computer cataloging and of statistical study on the process against the Templars (1307-1312

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    Barbara Frale

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available The article offers a model for the analysis and indexing of medieval court records. It applies that model to the case study of the early fourteenth-century indictment of the Knights Templar and makes a few examples.

  1. "Have You, My Little Serpents, a New Skin?" Transforming English Studies and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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    Easton, Lee; Hewson, Kelly

    2012-01-01

    King and Knight (2010) argue that English Studies' instructors must "articulate and develop their tacit assumptions [about English teaching] and create a discipline-grounded idiom for pedagogical research and reflection" (p. 323). We suggest that the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) invites English educators to reflect more…

  2. Suur sõjaväeõppus

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    Tapal algab sõjaväeõppusele Saber Strike eelnev staabiõppus Saber Knight. Eesti on 2016. aastal Saber Strike'i juhtriik, õppusest võtab osa ligi 10 000 sõdurit 13st NATO liitlas- ja partnerriigigist

  3. Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and lipids in African women

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    2016-01-27

    Jan 27, 2016 ... meta‑analyses, which showed that elevated insulin and glucose ..... IR=Insulin resistance; WHO=World Health Organization. Table 1: Age ..... Knight MG, Goedecke JH, Ricks M, Evans J, Levitt NS, Tulloch‑Reid MK, et al.

  4. Research

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    May 28, 2015 ... Assessment of iron status among preschool children (6 to 59 months) with and .... males in all the age groups were at a higher risk of iron deficiency .... Fuseini G, Edoh D, Kalifa B G, and Knight D. Plasmodium and intestinal ...

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    2World Health Organization Country Office, 351 Schoeman Street, Pretoria 0126, .... Hue, value, chroma and color of analyzed Botswana geophagic clayey soils. ..... Edwards, C.H.; Johnson, A.A.; Knight, E.M.; Oyemade, U.J.; Cole, O.J.; ...

  6. Nano-Textured Fiber Coatings for Energy Absorbing Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

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    2004-12-01

    NANO-TEXTURED FIBER COATINGS FOR ENERGY ABSORBING POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIALS R. E. Jensen and S. H. McKnight Army Research Laboratory...Textured Fiber Coatings For Energy Absorbing Polymer Matrix Composite Materials 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6

  7. The New Motto

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    Hanna, Madonna

    2007-01-01

    When Bremerton High School (BHS) established a new school motto--"Respect, Responsibility and Safety...is the Knight Way!"--as a fashion marketing teacher, the author saw an opportunity to develop a learning opportunity for her advanced fashion marketing students. Her 2005-2006 class agreed to create and market a T-shirt to raise awareness of the…

  8. Development of inhomogeneous conduction electron spin polarization in the antiferroquadrupolar phase of UPd{sub 3}

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    Schenck, A.; Gygax, F.N. [Institute for Particle Physics of ETH Zuerich, Villigen (Switzerland); McEwen, K.A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London (United Kingdom)

    2002-05-06

    We have measured the Knight shift and inhomogeneous line broadening of positive muons implanted in monocrystalline UPd{sub 3} from 2 K up to 300 K. We find two components in the transverse-field (H{sub ext}=0.6 T) precession signal with amplitude ratio 2:1, which is independent of temperature up to 300 K. The two signals are associated with two different muon sites with axial symmetry. Both the Knight shifts and the relaxation rates show pronounced anomalies at the critical temperatures of T{sub 2}{approx_equal}4.4 K, believed to reflect, inter alia, a magnetic transition, T{sub 1}{approx_equal}6.8 K and T{sub 0}{approx_equal}7.6 K, originating from antiferroquadrupolar ordering. Details depend on sample orientation and signal component. It is argued that the particular temperature dependence of both the Knight shift and the inhomogeneous line broadening of the stronger component below 10 K is associated with the contact hyperfine contribution to the Knight shift and reflects an inhomogeneous conduction electron spin polarization caused by the antiferroquadrupolar order. Additional zero-field {mu}SR measurements yield a very small temperature-independent relaxation rate consistent with the field inhomogeneity arising from the Pd nuclear dipole fields. In particular, below 4.5 K there is no evidence for additional static fields due to a magnetically ordered state. (author)

  9. « Vieux romans » et « Grand Siècle » : éditions et réceptions de la littérature chevaleresque médiévale dans la France du XVIIe siècle

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    Blom, H.M.C.W.

    2012-01-01

    “Vieux romans” et “Grand Siècle” addresses the fortune of medieval romances of chivalry in seventeenth-century France. The expression ‘roman de chevalerie’ (chivalric romance) was first used in 1627. It referred to fictional texts recounting the fantastic exploits of heroic knights in a medieval set

  10. What Good Coaches Do

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    Knight, Jim

    2011-01-01

    Instructional coaching guru Jim Knight suggests that how we think about coaching can enhance or interfere with our success as a coach. He suggests that coaches take a partnership approach to collaboration and adopt seven principles that define how coaches interact with collaborating teachers: equality, choice, voice, reflection, dialogue, praxis,…

  11. Coaching Heavy as a Disciplinary Outsider: Negotiating Disciplinary Literacy for Adolescents

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    Wilder, Philip

    2014-01-01

    Instructional coaching runs the risk of being abandoned by policy makers and secondary schools if efficacy expectations related to adolescent literacy are not met (Knight, 2010; Walpole & McKenna, 2008). Research into coaching has examined the roles of coaches (Borman & Fenger, 2006; Smith, 2007) as well as the stances employed during…

  12. The Plus or Minus Game--Teaching Estimation, Precision, and Accuracy

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    Forringer, Edward R.; Forringer, Richard S.; Forringer, Daniel S.

    2016-01-01

    A quick survey of physics textbooks shows that many (Knight, Young, and Serway for example) cover estimation, significant digits, precision versus accuracy, and uncertainty in the first chapter. Estimation "Fermi" questions are so useful that there has been a column dedicated to them in "TPT" (Larry Weinstein's "Fermi…

  13. « Vieux romans » et « Grand Siècle » : éditions et réceptions de la littérature chevaleresque médiévale dans la France du XVIIe siècle

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    Blom, H.M.C.W.

    2012-01-01

    “Vieux romans” et “Grand Siècle” addresses the fortune of medieval romances of chivalry in seventeenth-century France. The expression ‘roman de chevalerie’ (chivalric romance) was first used in 1627. It referred to fictional texts recounting the fantastic exploits of heroic knights in a medieval set

  14. Arvutijuppidest tehtud ehted 5000 krooni eest müügiks / Kerli Nõu

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    Nõu, Kerli

    2005-01-01

    Ameerika neiu Liz McLean Knight meisterdab arvuti- ja elektroonikajuppidest trendikaid aksessuaare: kaela- ja randmeehted, kõrvarõngad, sõrmused, käekotid, T-särgid. Ehete kaubamärk Zelle pärineb kunstniku artistinimest muusika- ja arvutimaailmas

  15. Kaitseväelased vabastavad Tallinna

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    1. jalaväebrigaadi kaitseväelased sõitsid Taani staabiõppusele "Yellow Knight 2014", kus koos Läti ja Leedu liitlastega harjutatakse sõjalise operatsiooni läbiviimist Tallinna territooriumil Taani diviisi koosseisus

  16. Poetry corner.

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    Fox Lee, Shayna

    2017-05-01

    This section briefly presents poetry with a psychology theme. This submission was made by The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology's reference archivist Lizette Royer. Two transcribed poems by Knight Dunlap are presented. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  17. New Voices: In Its Fifth Year, Journalism Project Continues to Train Hispanics in Writing and Reporting

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author features a new multimedia, bilingual communications class called Borderzine. With an initial $15,000 seed grant from the Ford Foundation and soon afterward a four-year $400,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Borderzine is approaching its fifth anniversary with much to celebrate about its efforts…

  18. Army Communicator. Volume 37, Number 2, Summer 2012

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    2012-01-01

    LTG Clarence E. McKnight, Jr., (Direc- tor, C3 Systems/Director Joint Strategic Connectivity Staff, JCS); LTG James M. Rockwell (Deputy...Held in conjunction with the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, the three-week WIN-T Increment 2 IOT &E was conducted in May in real

  19. The World Encompassed. Remarks at a Dinner in the Great Hall in Celebration of the Treasures of the Library of Congress (Washington, DC, March 19, 1981). The Center for the Book Viewpoint Series No. 6.

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    Boorstin, Daniel J.

    The theme for the celebration of the Library of Congress treasures, "The World Encompassed," is suggested by the title of a nephew's account of Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the earth. This account is part of the Sir Francis Drake collection donated by patrons to the library. In April 1581, Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth…

  20. JBAS Vol.5 No. 1 June 2013 64 Enhancing graduate employability ...

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    Jun 1, 2013 ... Knight (2001) describes it as a chameleon concept for simple reason that .... become a popular tool for the analysis of the relationship between higher education and .... public universities only, while there were literally no private providers. At ... The reality on the ground may or may not go with expectations.

  1. Strategies for Supporting Orphans and Vulnerable Children: An Exploratory Study of an Exemplary Model of Care in Kenya

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    Mears, Melynda; Singletary, Jon; Rogers, Rob

    2011-01-01

    This qualitative study explored the extent to which programs in a religiously affiliated agency in Kenya incorporate 12 internationally sanctioned strategies for supporting orphans and vulnerable children in Sub-Saharan Africa (Olson, Knight, & Foster, 2006). The results indicated that all 12 strategies were being employed, though to varying…

  2. 95Mo NMR: hyperfine interactions in MoO3, MoS2, MoSe2 Mo3Se4, MoSi2 and Mo2C.

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    Bastow, T J

    1998-10-01

    Nuclear hyperfine interactions have been obtained by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) for 95Mo in a number of binary Mo compounds, both insulators and metals, which illustrate the interplay between nuclear quadrupole and chemical (Knight) shift terms. The insulating phases are characterised by nuclear spin lattice relaxation times greater than 100 s, demonstrating the ineffectiveness of indirect phonon Raman relaxation for these compounds.

  3. Byron: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.

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    West, Paul, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by G. Wilson Knight, Bernard Blackstone, Mario Praz, Paul West, Guy Steffan, F. R. Leavis, W. W. Robson, Helen Gardner, George M. Ridenour, Edmund Wilson, Gilbert Highet, Bertrand Russell, and John Wain--all dealing with the…

  4. What's Black and White and Re-Tweeted All Over? Teaching News Literacy in the Digital Age

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    Loth, Renee

    2012-01-01

    In 2007 the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation placed a major bet on State University of New York at Stony Brook: $1.7-million to enroll 10,000 students in its news-literacy curriculum over five years. Alberto Ibarguen, president and chief executive of the foundation, expected the course to foster "a group of students who would simply…

  5. Exploring a Flipped Classroom Approach in a Japanese Language Classroom: A Mixed Methods Study

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    Prefume, Yuko Enomoto

    2015-01-01

    A flipped classroom approach promotes active learning and increases teacher-student interactions by maximizing face-to-face class time (Hamdan, McKnight, Mcknight, Arfstrom, & Arfstrom, 2013). In this study, "flipped classroom" is combined with the use of technology and is described as an instructional approach that provides lectures…

  6. Mattia Preti’s vault in St John’s, Valletta: New light on a complex iconography

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    Svenningsen, Jesper

    2015-01-01

    The article aims at casting new light on Mattia Preti’s well-known decoration of the vault of the conventual church of the Knight Hospitallers, now the Co-cathedral of Valletta. To a modern viewer the iconography of the decoration is all but simple. The iconographic scheme, I argue, seeks to clai...

  7. The great tsunami of 26 December 2004: A description based on tide gauge data from Indian subcontinent and surrounding areas

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    Nagarajan, B.; Suresh, I.; Sundar, D.; Sharma, R.; Lal, A.K.; Neetu, S.; Shenoi, S.S.C.; Shetye, S.R.; Shankar, D.

    , 1127?1133, 2005. Merrifield, M. A., Y. L. Firing, T. Aarup, W. Agricole, G. Brundrit, D. Chang-Seng, R. Farre, B. Kilonsky, W. Knight, L. Kong, C. Magori, P. Manurung, C. McCreery, W. Mitchell, S. Pillay, F. Schindele, F. Shillington, L. Testut, E. M. S...

  8. Generic and Automated Runtime Program Repair

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    2012-09-01

    searched systematically through the program’s source history , looking for revisions that caused the program to pass test cases that it failed in a previous... Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, 2006. [73] Xiang Yin, John C. Knight, and Westley Weimer. Exploiting refactoring in formal verifica- tion. In Dependable

  9. 77 FR 40673 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; NYSE Amex LLC; Order Granting...

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    2012-07-10

    ... Mountain Capital Management LLC, dated November 29, 2011 (``Great Mountain Capital Letter''); Wayne Koch... Parsons, Bright Trading LLC, dated November 30, 2011 (``Parsons Letter''); Mike Stewart, Head of Global... Letter; Kenney Letter; Parsons Letter; and BATS Letter. \\41\\ See TD Ameritrade Letter; Knight Letter...

  10. Civic Fragmentation or Voluntary Association? Habermas, Fraser, and Charter School Segregation

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    Wilson, Terri S.

    2010-01-01

    In this essay, Terri Wilson puts the argument developed by Kathleen Knight Abowitz that charter schools could be considered as counterpublic spaces into interaction with empirical research that explores patterns of voluntary self-segregation in charter schools. Wilson returns to the theoretical tension between Jurgen Habermas and Nancy Fraser over…

  11. Predicting Recidivism with the Psychopathy Checklist: Are Factor Score Composites Really Necessary?

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    Walters, Glenn D.; Wilson, Nick J.; Glover, Anthony J. J.

    2011-01-01

    In two previous studies on general and violent recidivism (Walters & Heilbrun, 2010; Walters, Knight, Grann, & Dahle, 2008), the summed composite antisocial facet of the Psychopathy Checklist displayed incremental validity relative to the other 3 facets (interpersonal, affective, lifestyle), whereas the other 3 facets generally failed to…

  12. 75 FR 54957 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2010-09-09

    ..., Harry W. Richards, David Smith, Jeffrey M. Thorpe, Charles Watts, Donald Wright The following 10... allowed a total of 2 moving citations, 1, which can be serious. One applicant, Kerrie L. Smith, did not... the 3-year period: Adam O. Carson, Joe H. Saine, Joseph W. Schmit. One applicant, James McKnight, did...

  13. 'Mervayle What Hit Meant': Interpreting Pained Bodies in Malory's Morte Darthur

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    McCausland, Elly

    2017-01-01

    Appearances of the pained, wounded knightly body in Malory’s Morte Darthur are relatively rare. Consequently, they are frequently loaded with interpretive significance. Reading these bodies reveals how pain functions as an instrument of masculine control, order, and self-fashioning within the cha...

  14. Fermentation characteristics and chemical composition of silage ...

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    laboratory scale with maize residues in ratios of 50:50,. 60:40, 70:30 and ... Keywords: Cattle manure, maize residues, silage, ... a mixture of fishmeal and urea (9:1),5070. Manure .... acid-producing bacteria in the manure (Knight, et aI., 1977).

  15. Medical Entomology Studies - V. The Subgenus Rhinoskusea of the Genus Aeddes (Diptera: Culicidae) (Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. Volume 13, Number 2)

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    1976-01-01

    posterior medial scutal, postalar callar and scu- tellar (lateral and median lobes); antepronota widely separated, not enlarged , without scales, 7-14...LAFFOON, J. L. and K. L. KNIGHT. 25 1973. LEE, D. J. 1944. LEICESTER, G. 1908. A mosquito taxonomic glossary IX. The larval cranium . Mosq

  16. 78 FR 36570 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions

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    ... Costa County Dollar, Robert Stanley Sr., House, 1015 Stanley Dollar Dr., Walnut Creek, 13000472 Orange County Hansen, George, House, 400B N. West St., Anaheim, 13000473 Woelke, John, House, 400B N. West St., Anaheim, 13000474 KENTUCKY Franklin County Knight--Taylor--Hockensmith House, 4350 Peaks Mill Rd...

  17. 77 FR 14420 - Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting

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    ... are: Mr. Ronald James, Chair, Dr. James M. Allan, Dr. Cary Carson, Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, Mr. Luis Hoyos, AIA, Dr. Barbara J. Mills, Dr. William J. Murtagh, Dr. Franklin Odo, Dr. William D. Seale, Dr...: Nominations California KNIGHT'S FERRY BRIDGE, Stanislaus County, CA U.S. COURT HOUSE AND POST OFFICE (COURT...

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    Items 51 - 100 of 191 ... N Naidoo, S.E. Knight, L.J. Martin ... good: Exploring the nexus of peace and justice in Islamic society ... Vol 12, No 1 (2014), Effectiveness of road safety education in Nigeria using a quasi-experimental trial: ... Vol 11, No 2 (2013), Gender-based violence and the need for evidence-based primary ...

  19. The Knights’ Eleven Oars: In Praise of Phormio? (Ar. Eq. 546-7)

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    Lech, Marcel Lysgaard

    2009-01-01

    The curious “eleven oars” of the chorus of Knights in Aristophanes’ eponymous play recall the victory of Phormio and his eleven triremes in the gulf of Naupactus in 429 B.C., and echo a lost victory ode performed at the celebration of this victory....

  20. The Effect of Volunteering at a Student-Run Free Healthcare Clinic on Medical Students' Self-Efficacy, Comfortableness, Attitude, and Interest in Working with the Underserved Population and Interest in Primary Care.

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    Tran, Kelvin; Kovalskiy, Aleksandr; Desai, Anand; Imran, Amna; Ismail, Rahim; Hernandez, Caridad

    2017-02-23

    The number of primary care physicians in the United States continues to lag behind the number of uninsured people. There has been a growing demand for medical students to improve their self-efficacy, comfortableness, attitude, and interest in working with the underserved and in primary care. This study aims to discern whether volunteering at a student-run, free healthcare clinic has a positive impact on these five variables of interest or not. A 95-item survey was distributed through Qualtrics Survey Software (Qualtrics, Provo, UT, USA) to medical students from the Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. They were recruited via emails, Facebook, and in-classroom announcements. Mean responses on a Likert-like scale to different survey items were collected and compared between two study cohorts: Keeping Neighbors In Good Health Through Service (KNIGHTS) Clinic volunteers and non-volunteers. Results from 128 students showed no significant differences in the means between the two cohorts (p-values were not significant). When volunteers were asked the survey item, "KNIGHTS Clinic positively influenced my attitude towards working with underserved patients," 62% strongly agreed, 26% agreed, 10% were neutral, and 2% disagreed. Based on the results, volunteering at KNIGHTS Clinic may not have a positive impact on the five variables of interest. However, the lack of significance may also be due to certain limitations of this study addressed elsewhere in this paper. With the majority of KNIGHTS Clinic volunteers agreeing that "KNIGHTS Clinic positively influenced […their] attitude towards working with underserved patients," there may be a positive impact of volunteering on volunteers' attitude towards working with the underserved.

  1. The Effect of Volunteering at a Student-Run Free Healthcare Clinic on Medical Students' Self-Efficacy, Comfortableness, Attitude, and Interest in Working with the Underserved Population and Interest in Primary Care

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    Kovalskiy, Aleksandr; Desai, Anand; Imran, Amna; Ismail, Rahim; Hernandez, Caridad

    2017-01-01

    Introduction The number of primary care physicians in the United States continues to lag behind the number of uninsured people. There has been a growing demand for medical students to improve their self-efficacy, comfortableness, attitude, and interest in working with the underserved and in primary care. This study aims to discern whether volunteering at a student-run, free healthcare clinic has a positive impact on these five variables of interest or not. Methods A 95-item survey was distributed through Qualtrics Survey Software (Qualtrics, Provo, UT, USA) to medical students from the Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. They were recruited via emails, Facebook, and in-classroom announcements. Mean responses on a Likert-like scale to different survey items were collected and compared between two study cohorts: Keeping Neighbors In Good Health Through Service (KNIGHTS) Clinic volunteers and non-volunteers. Results Results from 128 students showed no significant differences in the means between the two cohorts (p-values were not significant). When volunteers were asked the survey item, “KNIGHTS Clinic positively influenced my attitude towards working with underserved patients,” 62% strongly agreed, 26% agreed, 10% were neutral, and 2% disagreed. Discussion Based on the results, volunteering at KNIGHTS Clinic may not have a positive impact on the five variables of interest. However, the lack of significance may also be due to certain limitations of this study addressed elsewhere in this paper. With the majority of KNIGHTS Clinic volunteers agreeing that “KNIGHTS Clinic positively influenced […their] attitude towards working with underserved patients,” there may be a positive impact of volunteering on volunteers’ attitude towards working with the underserved.   PMID:28367389

  2. Non-invasive determination of the complete elastic moduli of spider silks

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    Koski, Kristie J.; Akhenblit, Paul; McKiernan, Keri; Yarger, Jeffery L.

    2013-03-01

    Spider silks possess nature’s most exceptional mechanical properties, with unrivalled extensibility and high tensile strength. Unfortunately, our understanding of silks is limited because the complete elastic response has never been measured—leaving a stark lack of essential fundamental information. Using non-invasive, non-destructive Brillouin light scattering, we obtain the entire stiffness tensors (revealing negative Poisson’s ratios), refractive indices, and longitudinal and transverse sound velocities for major and minor ampullate spider silks: Argiope aurantia, Latrodectus hesperus, Nephila clavipes, Peucetia viridans. These results completely quantify the linear elastic response for all possible deformation modes, information unobtainable with traditional stress-strain tests. For completeness, we apply the principles of Brillouin imaging to spatially map the elastic stiffnesses on a spider web without deforming or disrupting the web in a non-invasive, non-contact measurement, finding variation among discrete fibres, junctions and glue spots. Finally, we provide the stiffness changes that occur with supercontraction.

  3. Total X-Ray Scattering of Spider Dragline Silk

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    Benmore, C. J.; Izdebski, T.; Yarger, J. L.

    2012-04-01

    Total x-ray scattering measurements of spider dragline silk fibers from Nephila clavipes, Argiope aurantia, and Latrodectus hesperus all yield similar structure factors, with only small variations between the different species. Wide-angle x-ray scattering from fibers orientated perpendicular to the beam shows a high degree of anisotropy, and differential pair distribution functions obtained by integrating over wedges of the equatorial and meridian planes indicate that, on average, the majority (95%) of the atom-atom correlations do not extend beyond 1 nm. Futhermore, the atom-atom correlations between 1 and 3 nm are not associated with the most intense diffraction peaks at Q=1-2Å-1. Disordered molecular orientations along the fiber axis are consistent with proteins in similar structural arrangements to those in the equatorial plane, which may be associated with the silk’s greater flexibility in this direction.

  4. A study of bat populations at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Bandelier National Monument, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico: FY95--97 report to Los Alamos National Laboratory and Bandelier National Monument

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    Bogan, M.A.; O`Shea, T.J.; Cryan, P.M.; Ditto, A.M.; Schaedla, W.H.; Valdez, E.W.; Castle, K.T.; Ellison, L. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)

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    In 1995, a three-year study was initiated to assess the current status of bat species of concern, elucidate distribution and relative abundance, and obtain information on roosting sites of bats. The authors captured and released 1532 bats of 15 species (Myotis californicus, M. ciliolabrum, M. evotis, M. thysanodes, M. volans, M. yumanensis, Lasiurus cinereus, Lasionycteris noctivagans, Pipistrellus hesperus, Eptesicus fuscus, Euderma maculatum, Corynorhinus townsendii, Antrozous pallidus, Tadarida brasiliensis, and Nyctinomops macrotis) and followed 32 bats of eight species (M. evotis, M. thysanodes, M. volans, E. fuscus, E. maculatum, C. townsendii, A. pallidus, and N. macrotis) to 51 active diurnal roosts. The most abundant species were L. noctivagans, E. fuscus, L. cinereus, M. evotis, M. volans, and M. ciliolabrum. Most of these species are typical inhabitants of ponderosa pine-mixed coniferous forests.

  5. Neuropeptide discovery in the Araneae (Arthropoda, Chelicerata, Arachnida): elucidation of true spider peptidomes using that of the Western black widow as a reference.

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    Christie, Andrew E; Chi, Megan

    2015-03-01

    The public deposition of large transcriptome shotgun assembly (TSA) datasets for the Araneae (true spiders) provides a resource for determining the structures of the native neuropeptides present in members of this chelicerate order. Here, the Araneae TSA data were mined for putative peptide-encoding transcripts using the recently deduced neuropeptide precursors from the Western black widow Latrodectus hesperus as query templates. Neuropeptide-encoding transcripts from five spiders, Latrodectus tredecimguttatus, Stegodyphus mimosarum, Stegodyphus lineatus, Stegodyphus tentoriicola and Acanthoscurria geniculata, were identified, including ones encoding members of the allatostatin A, allatostatin B, allatostatin C, allatotropin, CAPA/periviscerokinin/pyrokinin, crustacean cardioactive peptide, crustacean hyperglycemic hormone/ion transport peptide, diuretic hormone 31, diuretic hormone 44, eclosion hormone, FMRFamide-like peptide (FLP), GSEFLamide, insulin-like peptide, orcokinin, proctolin, short neuropeptide F, SIFamide, sulfakinin and tachykinin-related peptide (TRP) families. A total of 156 distinct peptides were predicted from the precursor proteins deduced from the S. mimosarum transcripts, with 65, 26, 21 and 12 peptides predicted from those deduced from the A. geniculata, L. tredecimguttatus, S. lineatus and S. tentoriicola sequences, respectively. Among the peptides identified were variant isoforms of FLP, orcokinin and TRP, peptides whose structures are similar to ones previously identified from L. hesperus. The prediction of these atypical peptides from multiple spiders suggests that they may be broadly conserved within the Araneae rather than being species-specific variants. Taken collectively, the data described here greatly expand the number of known Araneae neuropeptides, providing a foundation for future functional studies of peptidergic signaling in this important Chelicerate order.

  6. A Diachronic Study of Ontological Perspectives from Mircea Eliade and Ioan Petru Culianu’s Literary and Scientific works: the Acceptance of “The Other”

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    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to show the fact that there is a continuity of ideas between Mircea Eliade and Ioan Petru Culianu’s systems of thought. Mircea Eliade is fascinated with the power of active imagination, illustrated by myths and symbols which are typical of collective unconscious, because they have been used from the beginning of this world up to the contemporary world. However, we can find such representations in Mircea Eliade and Ioan Petru Culianu’s both scientific and literary works. The comparative interdisciplinary approach is used in this article. On the one hand, there is the comparison between Mircea Eliade and Ioan Petru Culianu’s systems of thought and on the other hand, the interdisciplinary approach arises from the connections established between various sciences, like: the history of religions, anthropology, philosophy and natural sciences. The similarities and differences between their systems of thought are illustrated in this article. Firstly, the description of Mircea Eliade’s scientific system includes the diachronic study of religious ideas and the emphasis on human active imagination as a mechanism of compensation for the ontological suffering. Secondly, the principles of the universal method belonging to Ioan Petru Culianu, the mythical and symbolic representations from the Romanian writer’s literary works: The Emerald Game and Hesperus are also illustrated in this article. Researchers in the philological field can use both the comparative interdisciplinary approach in their future activity and the premise of continuity between Mircea Eliade and his disciple’s systems of thought. Apart from the main approach and premise of this article, the original perspective is represented by the mythical and symbolic representations from Ioan Petru Culianu’s science fiction novel entitled Hesperus.

  7. Silk gene expression of theridiid spiders: implications for male-specific silk use.

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    Correa-Garhwal, Sandra M; Chaw, R Crystal; Clarke, Thomas H; Ayoub, Nadia A; Hayashi, Cheryl Y

    2017-06-01

    Spiders (order Araneae) rely on their silks for essential tasks, such as dispersal, prey capture, and reproduction. Spider silks are largely composed of spidroins, members of a protein family that are synthesized in silk glands. As needed, silk stored in silk glands is extruded through spigots on the spinnerets. Nearly all studies of spider silks have been conducted on females; thus, little is known about male silk biology. To shed light on silk use by males, we compared silk gene expression profiles of mature males to those of females from three cob-web weaving species (Theridiidae). We de novo assembled species-specific male transcriptomes from Latrodectus hesperus, Latrodectus geometricus, and Steatoda grossa followed by differential gene expression analyses. Consistent with their complement of silk spigots, male theridiid spiders express appreciable amounts of aciniform, major ampullate, minor ampullate, and pyriform spidroin genes but not tubuliform spidroin genes. The relative expression levels of particular spidroin genes varied between sexes and species. Because mature males desert their prey-capture webs and become cursorial in their search for mates, we anticipated that major ampullate (dragline) spidroin genes would be the silk genes most highly expressed by males. Indeed, major ampullate spidroin genes had the highest expression in S. grossa males. However, minor ampullate spidroin genes were the most highly expressed spidroin genes in L. geometricus and L. hesperus males. Our expression profiling results suggest species-specific adaptive divergence of silk use by male theridiids. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier GmbH.. All rights reserved.

  8. Early events in the evolution of spider silk genes.

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    James Starrett

    Full Text Available Silk spinning is essential to spider ecology and has had a key role in the expansive diversification of spiders. Silk is composed primarily of proteins called spidroins, which are encoded by a multi-gene family. Spidroins have been studied extensively in the derived clade, Orbiculariae (orb-weavers, from the suborder Araneomorphae ('true spiders'. Orbicularians produce a suite of different silks, and underlying this repertoire is a history of duplication and spidroin gene divergence. A second class of silk proteins, Egg Case Proteins (ECPs, is known only from the orbicularian species, Lactrodectus hesperus (Western black widow. In L. hesperus, ECPs bond with tubuliform spidroins to form egg case silk fibers. Because most of the phylogenetic diversity of spiders has not been sampled for their silk genes, there is limited understanding of spidroin gene family history and the prevalence of ECPs. Silk genes have not been reported from the suborder Mesothelae (segmented spiders, which diverged from all other spiders >380 million years ago, and sampling from Mygalomorphae (tarantulas, trapdoor spiders and basal araneomorph lineages is sparse. In comparison to orbicularians, mesotheles and mygalomorphs have a simpler silk biology and thus are hypothesized to have less diversity of silk genes. Here, we present cDNAs synthesized from the silk glands of six mygalomorph species, a mesothele, and a non-orbicularian araneomorph, and uncover a surprisingly rich silk gene diversity. In particular, we find ECP homologs in the mesothele, suggesting that ECPs were present in the common ancestor of extant spiders, and originally were not specialized to complex with tubuliform spidroins. Furthermore, gene-tree/species-tree reconciliation analysis reveals that numerous spidroin gene duplications occurred after the split between Mesothelae and Opisthothelae (Mygalomorphae plus Araneomorphae. We use the spidroin gene tree to reconstruct the evolution of amino acid

  9. A new machairodont from the Palmetto Fauna (early Pliocene of Florida, with comments on the origin of the Smilodontini (Mammalia, Carnivora, Felidae.

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    Full Text Available South-central Florida's latest Hemphillian Palmetto Fauna includes two machairodontine felids, the lion-sized Machairodus coloradensis and a smaller, jaguar-sized species, initially referred to Megantereon hesperus based on a single, relatively incomplete mandible. This made the latter the oldest record of Megantereon, suggesting a New World origin of the genus. Subsequent workers variously accepted or rejected this identification and biogeographic scenario. Fortunately, new material, which preserves previously unknown characters, is now known for the smaller taxon. The most parsimonious results of a phylogenetic analysis using 37 cranio-mandibular characters from 13 taxa place it in the Smilodontini, like the original study; however, as the sister-taxon to Megantereon and Smilodon. Accordingly, we formally describe Rhizosmilodon fiteae gen. et sp. nov. Rhizosmilodon, Megantereon, and Smilodon ( = Smilodontini share synapomorphies relative to their sister-taxon Machairodontini: serrations smaller and restricted to canines; offset of P3 with P4 and p4 with m1; complete verticalization of mandibular symphysis; m1 shortened and robust with widest point anterior to notch; and extreme posterior "lean" to p3/p4. Rhizosmilodon has small anterior and posterior accessory cusps on p4, a relatively large lower canine, and small, non-procumbent lower incisors; all more primitive states than in Megantereon and Smilodon. The former also differs from Megantereon and Smilodon gracilis by having a very small mandibular flange. Rhizosmilodon is the oldest known member of the Smilodontini, suggesting that the tribe originated in North America. Two more derived, similar-sized species evolved in parallel during the Blancan, Megantereon hesperus and Smilodon gracilis. The former is rarer, known only from the north-central and northwestern US, and presumably dispersed into the Old World. The latter is known from the eastern and southern US, and dispersed into South

  10. Early events in the evolution of spider silk genes.

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    Starrett, James; Garb, Jessica E; Kuelbs, Amanda; Azubuike, Ugochi O; Hayashi, Cheryl Y

    2012-01-01

    Silk spinning is essential to spider ecology and has had a key role in the expansive diversification of spiders. Silk is composed primarily of proteins called spidroins, which are encoded by a multi-gene family. Spidroins have been studied extensively in the derived clade, Orbiculariae (orb-weavers), from the suborder Araneomorphae ('true spiders'). Orbicularians produce a suite of different silks, and underlying this repertoire is a history of duplication and spidroin gene divergence. A second class of silk proteins, Egg Case Proteins (ECPs), is known only from the orbicularian species, Lactrodectus hesperus (Western black widow). In L. hesperus, ECPs bond with tubuliform spidroins to form egg case silk fibers. Because most of the phylogenetic diversity of spiders has not been sampled for their silk genes, there is limited understanding of spidroin gene family history and the prevalence of ECPs. Silk genes have not been reported from the suborder Mesothelae (segmented spiders), which diverged from all other spiders >380 million years ago, and sampling from Mygalomorphae (tarantulas, trapdoor spiders) and basal araneomorph lineages is sparse. In comparison to orbicularians, mesotheles and mygalomorphs have a simpler silk biology and thus are hypothesized to have less diversity of silk genes. Here, we present cDNAs synthesized from the silk glands of six mygalomorph species, a mesothele, and a non-orbicularian araneomorph, and uncover a surprisingly rich silk gene diversity. In particular, we find ECP homologs in the mesothele, suggesting that ECPs were present in the common ancestor of extant spiders, and originally were not specialized to complex with tubuliform spidroins. Furthermore, gene-tree/species-tree reconciliation analysis reveals that numerous spidroin gene duplications occurred after the split between Mesothelae and Opisthothelae (Mygalomorphae plus Araneomorphae). We use the spidroin gene tree to reconstruct the evolution of amino acid compositions of

  11. Comparative mitogenomic analysis of mirid bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae and evaluation of potential DNA barcoding markers

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    Juan Wang

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available The family Miridae is one of the most species-rich families of insects. To better understand the diversity and evolution of mirids, we determined the mitogenome of Lygus pratenszs and re-sequenced the mitogenomes of four mirids (i.e., Apolygus lucorum, Adelphocoris suturalis, Ade. fasciaticollis and Ade. lineolatus. We performed a comparative analysis for 15 mitogenomic sequences representing 11 species of five genera within Miridae and evaluated the potential of these mitochondrial genes as molecular markers. Our results showed that the general mitogenomic features (gene content, gene arrangement, base composition and codon usage were well conserved among these mirids. Four protein-coding genes (PCGs (cox1, cox3, nad1 and nad3 had no length variability, where nad5 showed the largest size variation; no intraspecific length variation was found in PCGs. Two PCGs (nad4 and nad5 showed relatively high substitution rates at the nucleotide and amino acid levels, where cox1 had the lowest substitution rate. The Ka/Ks values for all PCGs were far lower than 1 (<0.59, but the Ka/Ks values of cox1-barcode sequences were always larger than 1 (1.34 –15.20, indicating that the 658 bp sequences of cox1 may be not the appropriate marker due to positive selection or selection relaxation. Phylogenetic analyses based on two concatenated mitogenomic datasets consistently supported the relationship of Nesidiocoris + (Trigonotylus + (Adelphocoris + (Apolygus + Lygus, as revealed by nad4, nad5, rrnL and the combined 22 transfer RNA genes (tRNAs, respectively. Taken sequence length, substitution rate and phylogenetic signal together, the individual genes (nad4, nad5 and rrnL and the combined 22 tRNAs could been used as potential molecular markers for Miridae at various taxonomic levels. Our results suggest that it is essential to evaluate and select suitable markers for different taxa groups when performing phylogenetic, population genetic and species identification

  12. Nuclear magnetization in gallium arsenide quantum dots at zero magnetic field.

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    Sallen, G; Kunz, S; Amand, T; Bouet, L; Kuroda, T; Mano, T; Paget, D; Krebs, O; Marie, X; Sakoda, K; Urbaszek, B

    2014-01-01

    Optical and electrical control of the nuclear spin system allows enhancing the sensitivity of NMR applications and spin-based information storage and processing. Dynamic nuclear polarization in semiconductors is commonly achieved in the presence of a stabilizing external magnetic field. Here we report efficient optical pumping of nuclear spins at zero magnetic field in strain-free GaAs quantum dots. The strong interaction of a single, optically injected electron spin with the nuclear spins acts as a stabilizing, effective magnetic field (Knight field) on the nuclei. We optically tune the Knight field amplitude and direction. In combination with a small transverse magnetic field, we are able to control the longitudinal and transverse components of the nuclear spin polarization in the absence of lattice strain--that is, in dots with strongly reduced static nuclear quadrupole effects, as reproduced by our model calculations.

  13. Nuclear magnetization in gallium arsenide quantum dots at zero magnetic field

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    Sallen, G.; Kunz, S.; Amand, T.; Bouet, L.; Kuroda, T.; Mano, T.; Paget, D.; Krebs, O.; Marie, X.; Sakoda, K.; Urbaszek, B.

    2014-02-01

    Optical and electrical control of the nuclear spin system allows enhancing the sensitivity of NMR applications and spin-based information storage and processing. Dynamic nuclear polarization in semiconductors is commonly achieved in the presence of a stabilizing external magnetic field. Here we report efficient optical pumping of nuclear spins at zero magnetic field in strain-free GaAs quantum dots. The strong interaction of a single, optically injected electron spin with the nuclear spins acts as a stabilizing, effective magnetic field (Knight field) on the nuclei. We optically tune the Knight field amplitude and direction. In combination with a small transverse magnetic field, we are able to control the longitudinal and transverse components of the nuclear spin polarization in the absence of lattice strain—that is, in dots with strongly reduced static nuclear quadrupole effects, as reproduced by our model calculations.

  14. NMR spectra of sup 5 sup 9 Co and sup 1 sup 4 N in CoN

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    Suzuki, K; Wagatsuma, F; Kaneko, T; Yoshida, H; Obi, Y; Tomiyoshi, S

    2003-01-01

    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements of sup 5 sup 9 Co and sup 1 sup 4 N in CoN with a zincblende type structure were carried out in the temperature range from 4.2 K to room temperature. NMR Spectra of sup 5 sup 9 Co are obtained from Free Induction Decay (FID) signals in a static field of 6.3068 T. NMR Spectra of sup 1 sup 4 N are obtained by spin-echo method in the same static field. The temperature variations of Knight shifts are derived from resonance peak positions at various temperatures. In this experiment, it is found that the temperature variations of Knight shifts are very small. Therefore, it is concluded that the compound CoN has Pauli paramagnetism. This is consistent with the result of the temperature-independent susceptibility. (author)

  15. La inscripción de Santa María de Castrelos. Un testimonio epigráfico de la O.M. de San Juan

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    Otero Piñeyro Maseda, Pablo S.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The inscription dating 1216 belonging to the church of Santa Maria de Castrelos (Vigo, Spain linked to the Knights Hospitallars order of San Juan of Malta is studied; its epigraphic, chronological and historical aspects are also analyzed. Its content allows us to compare both the Knights Hospitallars order in Portugal and in León.

    Se estudia la inscripción del año 1216 de la iglesia de Santa María de Castrelos (Vigo, Pontevedra, España, vinculada a la Orden Hospitalaria de San Juan de Malta; se analizan sus aspectos epigráficos, cronológicos e históricos. Su contenido permite establecer relaciones entre los Hospitalarios de Portugal y de León.

  16. 125Te NMR in the single crystal of CeTe3: Spin polarized CDW

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    Chudo, H.; Michioka, C.; Itoh, Y.; Yoshimura, K.

    2007-03-01

    We report 125Te NMR studies for single crystals of CeTe3 between 22 and 307 K, under an applied field of H=7.4847 T along a- or b-axis. The 125Te NMR spectrum consists of superposition of broad and sharp peaks, which are assigned to the signals of 125Te(1) in Te(1) sheets and 125Te(2) in CeTe(2) bi-layers, respectively. The broad 125Te(1) NMR spectrum consists of three distinguishable lines, regarded as an evidence for the presence of the incommensurate charge-density wave (ICDW) modulation. The Knight shifts of 125Te(1) widely distribute from -0.16% to +0.58% at 110 K and the temperature dependence of each Knight shift is proportional to the bulk susceptibility, indicating that the conduction electron spin density is polarized by the Ce local moments in the CDW state.

  17. Watchmen, à deux voix

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    A et B sont des lecteurs de Watchmen, d’Alan Moore et Dave Gibbons. Ils en parlent. A – Que diriez-vous d’écrire un article sur les Watchmen pour Labyrinthe ? Saisissons l’occasion : l’œuvre d’Alan Moore fête ses vingtans, comme le Dark Knight Returns de Frank Miller. Et comme le Dark Knight, Watchmen est une longue méditation sur les super-héros, maisaussi sur les comics, leur forme, leur histoire, à partir d’une base narrative très classique (l’élimination d’anciens héros costumés, qui cach...

  18. Jean-Marie Dufour receives the Legion of Honour

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    French Ambassador Philippe Petit (left) presents the cross of Knight of the Légion d'Honneur to Jean-Marie Dufour. On Friday 22 June, Jean-Marie Dufour, Head of CERN's Legal Service, was made Knight of the Legion of Honour by Ambassador Philippe Petit, at a ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of France in Geneva. Ambassador Petit is Permanent Representative of France at the United Nations and French delegate at CERN. He was awarded the decoration in recognition of his services. He has played an active part in all the great stages of CERN's development, in fact, ranging from its scientific programmes, to its establishment in its Host States, Switzerland and France, and its opening up to the wider world. The ceremony took place in the presence of Professor Luciano Maiani. The award is an honour to CERN, and the Organization takes this opportunity to convey its friendliest congratulations to Jean-Marie Dufour, a committed European.

  19. Wearing Your Heart on Your Face: Reading Lovesickness and the Suicidal Impulse in Chaucer.

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    McNamara, Rebecca F

    2015-01-01

    Geoffrey Chaucer frequently depicts the emotions of his characters via the outward physical signs of the body, and he often does so using a discourse that draws on Galenic theories. A striking example of Chaucer's medicalized descriptions of emotion is his adaptation of the suicidal impulse associated with lovesickness. Chaucer reconstructs this motif in "The Knight's Tale" and The Book of the Duchess by altering his sources (Boccaccio, and Froissart and Machaut) to anatomize the emotional body of the suffering knight. Through the medicalized language of bodily health describing emotional upheavals, other characters and the reader are prompted to feel with and begin to understand and appropriately respond to the suffering individual. This reading shows Chaucer using moments of embodied emotional examination to teach his audience how to read, interpret, and respond to literature.

  20. Physics of Armour penetration

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    Full Text Available When a “Shaped-Charge” projectile is spin-stabilized during its flight, its penetration is greatly reduced, hence such a projectile is fin-stabilized and consequently the range is less and accuracy is poor. Attempts are being made to combine the penetrating power of a bazooka, and range and accuracy of rifled weapon. Just as the introduction of fire-arms brought about the extinction of the armour knights because a bullet could easily penetrate the kind of armour that the knights could put on; similarly “Shaped-Charge” projectiles having the range and accuracy of a rifled weapon will seriously affect the tactical use of amour in the battle-field.

  1. Revision of the Ceratocapsine Renodaeus group: Marinonicoris, Pilophoropsis, Renodaeus, and Zanchisme, with descriptions of four new genera (Heteroptera, Miridae, Orthotylinae

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    Thomas Henry

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    Full Text Available The Renodaeus group, a monophyletic assemblage of genera within the New World orthotyline tribe Ceratocapsini, comprising eight genera, including four new ones, is defined; and 48 species are treated, including 26 described as new and 12 transferred from Ceratocapsus Reuter as new combinations. Ceratocapsidea gen. n. is described to accommodate the new species C. bahamaensis sp. n., from the Bahamas; C. baranowskii sp. n., from Jamaica; C. dominicanensis sp. n., from the Dominican Republic; C. rileyi sp. n., from Texas; C. taeniola sp. n., from Jamaica; C. texensis sp. n., from Texas; C. transversa sp. n., from Mexico (Neuvo León; and C. variabilis sp. n., from Jamaica; and Ceratocapsus balli Knight, comb. n., C. complicatus Knight, comb. n., C. consimilis Reuter, comb. n., C. fusiformis Van Duzee, comb. n. (as the type species of the genus, C. nigropiceus Reuter, comb. n., and C. rufistigmus Blatchley, comb. n. [and a neotype designated], Ceratocapsus clavicornis Knight, syn. n. and C. divaricatus Knight, syn. n. are treated as junior synonyms of Ceratocapsus fusiformis Van Duzee. The genus Marininocoris Carvalho and the only included species M. myrmecoides Carvalho are redescribed. The genus Pilophoropsis Poppius is redescribed and revised, Renodaeus texanus Knight, comb. n. is transferred into it and the three new species P. bejeanae sp. n., from Sonora, Mexico; P. cunealis sp. n., from Oaxaca, Mexico; P. quercicola sp. n., from Arizona, USA, are described. Pilophoropsidea gen. n. is described to accommodate the 12 new species P. brailovskyi sp. n., from Federal District, Mexico; P. cuneata sp. n., from Chiapas, Mexico; P. dimidiata sp. n., from Durango, Mexico; P. fuscata sp. n., from Durango, Mexico and Arizona and New Mexico, USA; P. keltoni sp. n., from Durango, Mexico; P. maxima sp. n., from Durango, Mexico; P. pueblaensis sp. n., from Puebla, Mexico; P. schaffneri sp. n., from Neuvo León and San Luis Potosi, Mexico; P. serrata sp. n

  2. Revision of the Ceratocapsine Renodaeus group: Marinonicoris, Pilophoropsis, Renodaeus, and Zanchisme, with descriptions of four new genera (Heteroptera, Miridae, Orthotylinae)

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    Henry, Thomas J.

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The Renodaeus group, a monophyletic assemblage of genera within the New World orthotyline tribe Ceratocapsini, comprising eight genera, including four new ones, is defined; and 48 species are treated, including 26 described as new and 12 transferred from Ceratocapsus Reuter as new combinations. Ceratocapsidea gen. n. is described to accommodate the new species Ceratocapsidea bahamaensis sp. n., from the Bahamas; Ceratocapsidea baranowskii sp. n., from Jamaica; Ceratocapsidea dominicanensis sp. n., from the Dominican Republic; Ceratocapsidea rileyi sp. n., from Texas; Ceratocapsidea taeniola sp. n., from Jamaica; Ceratocapsidea texensis sp. n., from Texas; Ceratocapsidea transversa sp. n., from Mexico (Neuvo León); and Ceratocapsidea variabilis sp. n., from Jamaica; and Ceratocapsus balli Knight, comb. n., Ceratocapsus complicatus Knight, comb. n., Ceratocapsidea consimilis Reuter, comb. n., Ceratocapsus fusiformis Van Duzee, comb. n. (as the type species of the genus), Ceratocapsus nigropiceus Reuter, comb. n., and Ceratocapsus rufistigmus Blatchley, comb. n. [and a neotype designated], Ceratocapsus clavicornis Knight, syn. n. and Ceratocapsus divaricatus Knight, syn. n. are treated as junior synonyms of Ceratocapsus fusiformis Van Duzee. The genus Marininocoris Carvalho and the only included species Marinonicoris myrmecoides Carvalho are redescribed. The genus Pilophoropsis Poppius is redescribed and revised, Renodaeus texanus Knight, comb. n. is transferred into it and the three new species Pilophoropsis bejeanae sp. n., from Sonora, Mexico; Pilophoropsis cunealis sp. n., from Oaxaca, Mexico; Pilophoropsis quercicola sp. n., from Arizona, USA, are described. Pilophoropsidea gen. n. is described to accommodate the 12 new species Pilophoropsidea brailovskyi sp. n., from Federal District, Mexico; Pilophoropsidea cuneata sp. n., from Chiapas, Mexico; Pilophoropsidea dimidiata sp. n., from Durango, Mexico; Pilophoropsidea fuscata sp. n., from Durango, Mexico

  3. NMR study of filled skutterudite NdOs{sub 4}P{sub 12}

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    Magishi, K; Nagata, K; Iwahashi, Y; Sugawara, H; Saito, T; Koyama, K, E-mail: magishi@ias.tokushima-u.ac.j [Institute of Socio-Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima 770-8502 (Japan)

    2010-01-15

    We have succeeded in growing the single crystals of NdOs{sub 4}P{sub 12} and investigated the electrical resistivity, magnetic susceptibility and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). NdOs{sub 4}P{sub 12} shows metallic behavior in the electric resistivity and undergoes a ferromagnetic transition at 1.15 K. The Knight shift increases upon cooling, similar to the magnetic susceptibility, and little depends on the magnetic field except for below 10 K. Also, the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate divided by temperature 1/T{sub 1}T is largely enhanced with decreasing temperature, implying the significant development of the magnetic fluctuations. 1/T{sub 1}T is strongly suppressed by the magnetic field, in contrast to the Knight shift. It suggests the coexistence of the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations, similar to the results for NdRu{sub 4}P{sub 12}.

  4. {sup 103}Rh NMR investigation of the superconductor Rh{sub 17}S{sub 15}

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    Koyama, T., E-mail: t-koyama@sci.u-hyogo.ac.j [Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo, Kamigori, Hyogo 678-1297 (Japan); Kanda, K.; Motoyama, G.; Ueda, K.; Mito, T.; Kohara, T. [Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo, Kamigori, Hyogo 678-1297 (Japan); Nakamura, H. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan)

    2010-12-15

    We present {sup 103}Rh NMR studies for the superconductor Rh{sub 17}S{sub 15} (T{sub c} 5.4 K). We have identified the observed NMR lines corresponding to four different Rh sites in the cubic unit cell and deduced the temperature (T) dependence of the Knight shift components in Rh 24m site whose point symmetry is not axial. The isotropic part of the Knight shift K decreases with T in the normal state, indicating the negative hyperfine coupling and the enhancement of the spin susceptibility at lower T. The sudden change of K below T{sub c} is an indication of the spin-singlet Cooper paring.

  5. Nuclear magnetic resonance investigation of metallic sodium nanoparticles in porous glass

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    Uskov, A. V.; Nefedov, D. Yu.; Charnaya, E. V.; Shevchenko, E. V.; Haase, J.; Michel, D.; Kumzerov, Yu. A.; Fokin, A. V.; Bugaev, A. S.

    2016-06-01

    Sodium nanoparticles embedded in porous glass have been studied by NMR. The measurements have been carried out on pulse spectrometers in magnetic fields of 9.4 and 17.6 T in a wide temperature range. Changes in the magnitude and temperature dependence of the 23Na Knight shift with respect to those in bulk sodium have been discovered. An additional component of the NMR line shifted to high frequencies has been observed in the temperature range from 240 to 100 K. Investigation of the specific heat has revealed a considerable decrease in the melting and crystallization temperatures of sodium under nanoconfinement, which were not accompanied by abrupt changes in the Knight shift.

  6. Atomic mobility in a ternary liquid Ga-In-Sn alloy of the eutectic composition

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    Nefedov, D. Yu.; Antonenko, A. O.; Podorozhkin, D. Yu.; Uskov, A. V.; Charnaya, E. V.; Lee, M. K.; Chang, J. L.; Haase, J.; Michel, D.; Kumzerov, Yu. A.; Fokin, A. V.; Samoilovich, M. I.; Bugaev, A. S.

    2017-02-01

    The nuclear spin-lattice relaxation and Knight shift of 71Ga, 69Ga, and 115In nuclei in a ternary liquid gallium-indium-tin alloy of the eutectic composition, which was introduced into pores of an opal matrix and porous glasses with pore sizes of 18 and 7 nm, have been investigated and compared with those for the bulk melt. It has been found that longitudinal relaxation is accelerated and the Knight shift is decreased, depending on the size of pores. The correlation time of the atomic motion has been calculated for the nanostructured melt in porous matrices. It has been shown that the atomic mobility in the melt decreases with decreasing size of pores in the glasses.

  7. Final Environmental Assessment for the Airfield Safety Zone Vegetation Clearing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

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    2011-10-01

    AMC/A7PI Mrs. Kim Outman AMC TERPS AMC/A3AT CMSgt Athena Cody AMC Airfield Ops and Procedures AMC/A3AP Mr. James Knight AFFSA Airfield...Lt Col Timothy McGregor 2 ARS/CC Lt Col Geoffrey Norton 305 OSS/CC Lt Col Michael Rickard 32 ARS/CC Capt Alfonza Howard FOR OFFICIAL USE

  8. 蝙蝠侠的暗夜

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    左右

    2008-01-01

    如果要盘点2008年的美国大片,《蝙蝠侠6:黑暗骑士》(Batman 6:The Dark Knight)一定是其中最引人注目的一部了。上映短短一月之间,这部影片不断以令人咋舌的速度刷新各种票房纪录。著名的IMDB(The

  9. The Media and the Presidential Marathon.

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    1980-09-16

    system the channels of mass com- munications have become vital direct links between the presi- dential candidate and his potential constituency. The...media. Another important effect of the media on the process is their influence on the voter. A widely accepted view is that the public thinks about and...national correspondent for the Knight-Ridder newspaper group; and John Midgley , a British journalist who is the American editor for The Economist. Broadcast

  10. Preliminary Investigations of Biofouling of Ships’ Hulls: Non-Indigenous Species Investigations in the Columbia River

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    2006-04-01

    hulls of two vessels.................................37 Figure 17. MDS plots of benthic (A) and planktonic (B) fauna in the LCR based on presence...to eradicate the threat posed by the invasive seaweed Undaria pinnatifida (Wotton, O’Brien, Stuart & Fergus, 2004). 11 1.5 The Lower Columbia... plankton and salmonid distributions (Morgan, DeRobertis & Zabel, 2005; De Robertis, Morgan, Schabetsberger, Zabel, Brodeur, Emmett, Knight

  11. The Impact of Organizational Stress and Burnout on Client Engagement

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    Landrum, Brittany; Knight, Danica K.; Flynn, Patrick M.

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores the impact of organizational attributes on client engagement within substance abuse treatment. Previous research has identified organizational features, including small size, accreditation, and workplace practices that impact client engagement (Broome, Flynn, Knight, & Simpson, 2007). The current study sought to explore how aspects of the work environment impact client engagement. The sample included 89 programs located in 9 states across the U.S. Work environment measures...

  12. Independent Research and Independent Exploratory Development FY91 Annual Report

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    1992-03-01

    Computers in Human Behavior , 6, 167-175. Heinssen, R. K., Glass, C. R., & Knight, L...A. (1987). Assessing computer anxiety: Development and validation of the computer anxiety rating scale. Computers in Human Behavior , 3, 49-59. Hess...administered MMPIs: A comparison of patients’ attitudes. Computers in Human Behavior , 2, 111-116. Schuldberg, D. (1988). The MMPI is less sensitive to

  13. Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education: A mapping study of the prevalent models of delivery and their effectiveness

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    2011-01-01

    In October 2008, then Schools Minister Ji, Knight announced that Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education would become compulsory (for Key Stages 1-4). Following this, In November 2009, Sheffield Hallam University was contracted by DCSF (now DfE) to conduct a mapping exercise of PSHE education in primary and secondary schools in England. This resulted from a recommendation in the Macdonald Review, whcih identified the need for research to establish and report on the prevalent mo...

  14. Mode-Selective Amplification in a Large Mode Area Yb-Doped Fiber Using a Photonic Lantern

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    2016-05-15

    Figures 2(b) and 2(c) clearly demonstrate that the LP01, LP11a, and LP11b modes can be excited by the photonic lantern with low modal cross -talk...Photonics, the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA * Corresponding author: swittek@knights.ucf.edu Received 18 February 2016...investigated. For example, Otto et al. incorporated an acousto- optic deflector to control the spatial- modal content of the seed at the LMA fiber input

  15. Analysis of: A Military Leadership Assessment Development Program

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    1990-05-01

    Lawrence Erlbaurit Associates, 1986. 43. Vroom , Victor H . and Yet-ton, Philip W. Leadershio and Dec ision-Makinq, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh...the Navy include Search and Rescue pilot at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California and Vertical Replenishriient pilot operating the H -Ai6, Sea Knight...to, visual, auditory and other sensory stimLuli and simple reaction tir,,e. He made his major contribution to testing, h ’’vever, through the

  16. Book review: Macedonia: the political, social, economic and cultural foundations of a Balkan state

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    Knight, Daniel Martyn

    2013-01-01

    Macedonia: The Political, Social, Economic and Cultural Foundations of a Balkan State is a collection of twelve essays taking an in-depth look at the multi-layered relationships between different groups in Macedonia from an anthropological perspective. Daniel M. Knight finds the book to offer revealing insights into the rich tapestry of life in modern-day Macedonia, especially in the areas of religion and ethnicity.

  17. The Role of Religion in the Mexican Drug War

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    2011-10-28

    organizations in a number of ways. La Familia Michoacana (LFM) and the offshoot organization, Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar), are...Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States, 13. 21 George W. Grayson, La Familia Drug Cartel: Implications for U.S.-Mexican Security...five men on the dance floor, along with a sign that read "La Familia doesn’t kill for money, doesn’t kill women, doesn’t kill innocents. Those who die

  18. Alluvium-Buttressed Landslides: Conceptual Model and Examples from California

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    Johnson, P. L.; Cotton, W. R., Sr.; Shires, P. O.

    2016-12-01

    Large, deep-seated landslides typically occur in hillside settings without any natural buttressing, and many of these landslides have relatively low factors of safety (FS), the ratio of driving to resisting forces. However, where deep-seated landslides failed millennia ago into valleys that subsequently experienced alluvial aggradation, a natural buttress of alluvium may be deposited over the landslide toe, increasing the FS of these landslides. The eustatic model for alluvial buttressing of Quaternary landslides involves failure of slopes during sea level low stand at or near the late Pleistocene last glacial maximum (LGM, approximately 20 ka). Following LGM, mean sea level rose by over 120m to its present elevation. This rise in base level resulted in deposition of alluvial sediment in coastal valleys that had been v-shaped and downcutting prior to and during LGM. These valleys now have broad, low gradient floors formed by alluvial sediment, and the thick alluvial strata filling these valleys cover the toes of late Pleistocene landslides. In this study, three examples of large, deep-seated Pleistocene landslides that are buttressed by alluvium are presented. The McCracken Hill Landslide in Orange County and the Potrero Canyon Landslide Complex in Monterey County are located approximately 1.5 and 6 km, respectively, from the modern Pacific shore and closely fit the eustatic model of alluvial buttressing. At Knights Valley, in the upper Russian River watershed of eastern Sonoma County, a deep-seated alluvium-buttressed landslide is located approximately 65 km from the modern shore (measured along the Russian River and its tributary stream). The alluvium in Knights Valley may have ponded due to late Quaternary tectonic uplift of hills west of the valley. Streams that cross these hills are incised into bedrock downstream from Knights Valley and approaching the Russian River. Thus, the Knights Valley example (of an alluvium-buttressed landslide) demonstrates a rare

  19. U.S. Marine Corps Operations in Iraq, 2003-2006

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    2009-01-01

    CH-46 Sea Knight medium helicopters received light­ weight armor kits and infrared jammer (IR) up­ grades beginning in July and April, respectively...shelters for satellite ter- minal 10 MTVR trailers 20 Semiautomatic sniper rifle 18 Tactical photo reproduction capability 4 Bed netting 25,000...general in their new commands and Brigadier General Natonski was promoted to the grade of major general after as­ suming command of 1st Marine

  20. Analysis of the Information Retrieval Characteristics of CD-ROM Database Systems%光盘数据库系统的信息检索特性分析

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    郑燕华

    1998-01-01

    @@ 常用的3种光盘检索系统有:UMI公司出品的ProQuest软件及其数据库IEEE/IEE PublicationsOndisc,Dessertation Abstracts,ABI/Infor等;KnightRidder公司的OnDisc软件及其数据库Ei CompendexPlus,NTIS,Metadex等;Silver Platter公司的SPIRS软件及其数据库GRADLINE,LISA,MEDLINE等.

  1. 互联汽车的安全驾驶之道

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    Keith Bromley

    2016-01-01

    互联汽车并非什么新概念。早在20世纪70年代,它就频频出现在詹姆斯·邦德的007系列电影中,《霹雳游侠》(Knight Rider)的电视剧迷们也应该仍然对“Kitt”智能跑车记忆犹新。

  2. An evaluation of workspace awareness in collaborative, gesture-based diagramming tools

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    Hansen, Klaus Marius; Damm, Carsten

    2004-01-01

    Designing usable real-time, distributed collaboration tools is a complex but important task. Workspace awareness can potentially help in making realtime, distributed collaboration tools more usable through a communication of who is in the shared workspace and what they are doing. We present...... qualitative evaluations of the workspace awareness features of a gesturebased diagramming tool, Distributed Knight, that supports real-time, distributed collaboration. These studies suggest that using simple, nonintrusive awareness means results in fewer breakdowns, more symmetric collaboration patterns...

  3. Get Smart! an Evaluation of an Initiative in Personal and Professional Development among First Year Undergraduates

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    O'Rawe, Mary

    2011-01-01

    The third level learning environment today is characterised by many demand and supply-led challenges. Problems of student engagement, motivation and ability to perform in a third level education environment are well documented, as are the opportunities and challenges posed by new modes of delivery. Knight and York highlight the importance of developing a strong set of personal skills, understandings and personal attributes that make graduates more likely to gain employment and to be successfu...

  4. Last Call for Alcohol (A Cup of Health with CDC)

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    2014-01-16

    Drinking too much alcohol is associated with many health and personal problems, and is responsible for approximately 88,000 deaths a year in the U.S. In this podcast, Dr. Lela McKnight-Eily discusses the importance of talking to a health care provider about alcohol use.  Created: 1/16/2014 by MMWR.   Date Released: 1/16/2014.

  5. Walter Scandale honoured

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    2009-01-01

    On 9 December 2008, Walter Scandale, a member of the EN Department, received the decoration of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, one of Italy’s highest decorations. He was awarded the medal by the Consul-General of Italy in Geneva on behalf of the President of the Italian Republic in recognition of his services to Italy in the field of science.

  6. C-5M Super Galaxy Utilization with Joint Precision Airdrop System

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    2012-03-22

    General Electric CF6 engine (Knight, 2008). This engine upgrade, along with upgrades to pylons , auxiliary power units, aircraft skin, frame, landing...Table 2. C-5 Legacy vs. C-5M Comparison C-5 A/B* C-5M** Length 247.8 feet 247.8 feet T-Tail Height 65.1 feet 65.1 feet Wing Span 222.8 feet

  7. Moore, Jonas (1627-79)

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    Born in Whitelee in Pendle Forest, Lancashire, became mathematics tutor to the Duke of York, brother of the future King Charles II, but lost this job through court intrigue; lived in London as a teacher of mathematics, and as a successful surveyor. He published text-books, and became Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, when he was knighted. His own career was thus more worthy than brilliant. W...

  8. Political Comedy in Aristophanes

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    M.; Heath

    1987-01-01

    This paper argues that Aristophanic comedy, although it takes contemporary political life as its point of departure, is not political in the sense of aiming to influence politics outside the theatre. Brief discussions of Clouds, Knights, Lysistrata and Acharnians are used to cast initial doubt on interpretations that attribute serious intent to Aristophanes. It is then argued that Aristophanes’ treatment of the poet’s role as adviser, abuse of the audience and of individuals, the themes of ri...

  9. The Source Of Dust Jets Seen In Comet 103p/hartley 2.

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    Belton, Michael J. S.

    2012-10-01

    Comet 103P/Hartley 2 displays at least three different types of jet phenomena: highly structured CO2 driven jets seen in EPOXI encounter images (A’Hearn et al 2011), large scale jet phenomena that show in CN emission (e.g. Knight and Schleicher, 2012), and fainter dust jet or “cloud” structures seen in ground-based images (Lara et al., (2011), Mueller et al., (2012), Tozzi et al., 2012, Knight and Schleicher, 2012). The dust jets are observed to change their projected orientations slowly from night-to-night, and even during a night. From this behavior Knight and Schleicher (2012) have suggested that the source of the jets might be located near the comet’s total angular momentum vector and that they might be driven by CO, or more likely, CO2. In this paper we investigate the source of the dust jets using the shape modelof the comet’s nucleus (Thomas et al 2012) and a model of the comet’s complex spin state (Belton et al 2012) based on EPOXI observations. We show that the reason why the dust jet changes its projected direction is most likely the changing orientation of the surface at the sub-solar region during the spin cycle. In this scenario the jet source is not tied to the surface and is most likely driven by H2O sublimation. A’Hearn et al. 2011. Science 332, 1396-1400. Lara et al. 2011, A&A 532, A87 Mueller et al. 2012, AAS meeting 220, Abstract #120.03 Tozzi et al. 2012, preprint, submitted to Icarus Knight & Schleicher, 2012, Icarus, accepted for publication Thomas et al. 2012, Icarus, accepted for publication Belton et al. 2012, Icarus, accepted for publication

  10. A Prototype Architecture for an Automated Scenario Generation System for Combat Simulations

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    1993-12-01

    is to store a set of complete scenarios. This method provides additional flexibility, but can require large amounts of storage. The Rasputin system...For example, the Rasputin system uses relational databases to store terrain information (18). Another storage method uses ASCII files with records...Behavioral Representation. 221-230. March 1993. 110 18. " RASPUTIN - Systems Requirement Specification," March 1991. 19. Rich, Elaine and Kevin Knight

  11. The Medical Hazards of Flame-Suppressant Atmospheres

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    1991-04-19

    the external and middle earcavities. Graph B shows inward distension of the may need to be interrupted or slowed to eardrum produced by higher...experiments were performed by mental function, muscular coordination, military scientists (see ACKNOW- night vision, visual contrast sensitivity, LEDGEMENTS) in...task of muscular posure to change any of the visual coordination was slightly function tests (Luria & Knight, degraded during the first 4 h of 1987). the

  12. An irresponsible biography of the actor Laurence Harvey: motion pictures, white wine, older women & long thin cigarettes

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    Brannon, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    Tiré du site Internet de Onestar Press: "Pocket edition of Laurence Harvey's "irresponsible" biography by Matthew Brannon. From the back cover of the book : Call yourself an actor ? You're not even a bad actor. You can't act at all, you fucking stupid hopeless sniveling little cunt-faced cunty fucking shit-faced arse-hole ... LAURENCE OLIVIER to Laurence Havery from Robert Stephen's "Knight errant : memoirs of a vagabond actor", Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.".

  13. Fractionated photothermal antitumor therapy with multidye nanoparticles

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    Gutwein LG; Singh AK; Hahn MA; Rule MC; Knapik JA; Moudgil BM; Brown SC; Grobmyer SR

    2012-01-01

    Luke G Gutwein1, Amit K Singh2, Megan A Hahn2, Michael C Rule3, Jacquelyn A Knapik4, Brij M Moudgil2, Scott C Brown2, Stephen R Grobmyer11Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, 2Particle Engineering Research Center, 3Cell and Tissue Analysis Core, McKnight Brain Institute, 4Department of Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USAPurpose: Photothermal therapy is an emerging cancer treatment paradigm which involves highly localized heating and kil...

  14. Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment: Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS), U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway, Utah

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    2009-09-01

    the NRHP because it does not meet any criteria for listing ( Quist , 2008). The U.S. Army agreed with this recommendation and determined that...Knight Rachel Quist 75th Civil Engineering Group – Hill AFB Loni Johnson, CERC Kay Winn, CEVOR 75th Civil Engineering Group – Oasis Ronald... Quist , Rachel. 2008. Cultural Resources Management Officer, Dugway Proving Ground. Personal communication with Mary Peters, MBP Consulting

  15. The Mental Development of the Boy in Araby

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    吕雪芬

    2015-01-01

    The exploration of human beings'mental world remains a common theme of twentieth century western novels.In his story"Araby",James Joyce describes a boy's painful mental process of how he quests for nebulous and romantic love and how he becomes disillusioned in the end based on the archetype of a knight's quest for the holy grail by using the technique of con-trast of bright and dark.

  16. From A Distance: The Psychology Of Killing With Remotely Piloted Aircraft

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    2015-01-01

    dueled in the sky above the stagnant and horrific trenches. Pilots tussled for supremacy as knights once had back on earth, executing combat in pairs...Watching enemy combatants pick up recognizable body parts of their comrades, preparing them for burial , and even viewing the funeral, is not...invest little emotional energy into the task at hand. Almost immune from danger, they clocked up the hours in the sky like business executives.7

  17. The Susceptibility and Behavioral Response of Anopheles Albimanus Weidemann and Anopheles Vestitipennis Dyar and Knab (Diptera: Culicidae) to Insecticides in Northern Belize, Central America

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    1999-01-01

    Charles & Senevet, 1953; Faran, 1980; Darsie & Ward, 1981). It is predominately a tropical lowland species, most abundant at elevations less than 500...America (Knight & Stone, 1977; Wilkerso~ et al. 1990; 34 Harbach, 1994). Taxonomic keys and reviews (Vargas, 1963; Clark-Gil & Darsie , 1983; Wilkerson...by antibody sandwich ofenzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc. 9:196-205. Clark-Gil, S. and R.F. Darsie . 1983. The mosquitoes

  18. New Evidence on Subjective Wellbeing and the Definition of Unemployment in South Africa

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    Neil Lloyd; Murray Leibbrandt

    2013-01-01

    Access to new nationally-representative, individual-level panel data from South Africa has allowed for the revalidation of Kingdon and Knight's (2006) discussion on the definition of unemployment. This paper investigates subjective wellbeing as a measure of comparison between labour market statuses. It finds that on the grounds of subjective wellbeing the non-searching unemployed (or 'discouraged') are significantly worse-off than the not-economically-active. Moreover, evidence suggests that ...

  19. The Impact of Parents’ Past Experiences on Parenting Styles and Practices in Organized Youth Sport

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    Haderlie, Kyle

    2014-01-01

    Much has been written about the positive and negative influences of parents in sport and the mechanisms through which parents can enhance their involvement within youth sport contexts (e.g., Côté, 1999; Gould et al., 2006; Holt et al., 2009). Parents' previous sporting experiences or sports knowledge is often identified as a factor that might influence the appropriateness of parental involvement youth sport (Bowker et al., 2006; Holt et al., 2008; Knight & Harwood, 2010). Further, children (a...

  20. Management of systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy: challenges and solutions

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    Knight,Caroline; Nelson-Piercy, Catherine

    2017-01-01

    Caroline L Knight, Catherine Nelson-Piercy Division of Women’s Health, Women’s Health Academic Centre, King’s College London and King’s Health Partners, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, multisystem autoimmune disease predominantly affecting women, particularly those of childbearing age. SLE provides challenges in the prepregnancy, antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods ...

  1. Management of systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy: challenges and solutions

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    Knight CL; Nelson-Piercy C

    2017-01-01

    Caroline L Knight, Catherine Nelson-Piercy Division of Women’s Health, Women’s Health Academic Centre, King’s College London and King’s Health Partners, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, multisystem autoimmune disease predominantly affecting women, particularly those of childbearing age. SLE provides challenges in the prepregnancy, antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods for these women, and for...

  2. Breaching the Devil’s Garden: The 6th New Zealand Brigade in Operation Lightfoot. The Second Battle of El Alamein

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    2005-01-01

    Civitavecchia. This school had been established at the end of March 1940 and organized by an Oberst Steiner of the German Army. The Guastatori were taught to...Jallschirmpioniere (airborne combat engineers), detached from Major Rudolf Witzig’s I 11 (Korps) Fallschirmpioniere Battalion to Ramcke’s brigade...F, Annex 2. Major Rudolf Witzig, Knight’s Cross winner for leading the famous reduction of Fort Eben Emael, later commanded the 21" tallschirmpionier

  3. The doping dependence of T* - what is the real high-Tc phase diagram?

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    2000-01-01

    Underdoped high-Tc superconductors are frequently characterised by a temperature, T*, below which the normal-state pseudogap opens. Two different "phase diagrams" based on the doping (p) dependence of T* are currently considered: one where T* falls to zero at a critical doping state and the other where T* merges with Tc in the overdoped region. By examining the temperature dependence of the NMR Knight shift and relaxation rate, entropy, resistivity, infrared conductivity, Raman scattering, AR...

  4. DoD Metric Seminar/Workshop (1980) Held in Washington, DC 18-20 November 1980.

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    1981-04-23

    lo)N ON MFIRht: ISSUES. THE MOc IS SUPPORTED BY A NUMBER OF <,R( BOMM ŘITTFES PIAl ADDRESS SPECIFIC AREAS OF MFTRIC PLANNING. FURTHER INi-ORMA[TION ON...Logistics Management Center Michael Loparto Navy Clothing & Textile Research Facility Logistics Support Subgroup John J. Crowley DARCOM Selden McKnight...Readiness Command Mr. Michael J. Shama Army Corps of Engineers Electronic and Data Processing Group Mr. Rudolph J. Afzal DCASR Cleveland Mr. R. Gordon

  5. Prototype Design and Mission Analysis for a Small Satellite Exploiting Environmental Disturbances for Attitude Stabilization

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    2016-03-01

    125 2013 PICODRAGO N Tech Demo 1U N/A 410 km 4 Imaging, COMM, telemetry 126 2013 BLACK KNIGHT Tech Demo 1U N/A 500 km 2 Education in CubeSat 127...Demo 3U N/A 395x404 km 2 C2 in Space 320 2015 LAMBDASA T Tech Demo 1U N/A N/A 3 N/A 321 2015 MICROMAS Scientific 3U Dual -Spin Stabilized 3 x

  6. FY17 CSSE L2 Milestone Report: Analyzing Power Usage Characteristics of Workloads Running on Trinity.

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    Pedretti, Kevin

    2017-09-01

    This report summarizes the work performed as part of a FY17 CSSE L2 milestone to in- vestigate the power usage behavior of ASC workloads running on the ATS-1 Trinity plat- form. Techniques were developed to instrument application code regions of interest using the Power API together with the Kokkos profiling interface and Caliper annotation library. Experiments were performed to understand the power usage behavior of mini-applications and the SNL/ATDM SPARC application running on ATS-1 Trinity Haswell and Knights Landing compute nodes. A taxonomy of power measurement approaches was identified and presented, providing a guide for application developers to follow. Controlled scaling study experiments were performed on up to 2048 nodes of Trinity along with smaller scale ex- periments on Trinity testbed systems. Additionally, power and energy system monitoring information from Trinity was collected and archived for post analysis of "in-the-wild" work- loads. Results were analyzed to assess the sensitivity of the workloads to ATS-1 compute node type (Haswell vs. Knights Landing), CPU frequency control, node-level power capping control, OpenMP configuration, Knights Landing on-package memory configuration, and algorithm/solver configuration. Overall, this milestone lays groundwork for addressing the long-term goal of determining how to best use and operate future ASC platforms to achieve the greatest benefit subject to a constrained power budget.

  7. DEMONSTRATION OF EQUIVALENCY OF CANE AND SOFTWOOD BASED CELOTEX FOR MODEL 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGES

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    Watkins, R; Jason Varble, J

    2008-05-27

    Cane-based Celotex{trademark} has been used extensively in various Department of Energy (DOE) packages as a thermal insulator and impact absorber. Cane-based Celotex{trademark} fiberboard was only manufactured by Knight-Celotex Fiberboard at their Marrero Plant in Louisiana. However, Knight-Celotex Fiberboard shut down their Marrero Plant in early 2007 due to impacts from hurricane Katrina and other economic factors. Therefore, cane-based Celotex{trademark} fiberboard is no longer available for use in the manufacture of new shipping packages requiring the material as a component. Current consolidation plans for the DOE Complex require the procurement of several thousand new Model 9975 shipping packages requiring cane-based Celotex{trademark} fiberboard. Therefore, an alternative to cane-based Celotex{trademark} fiberboard is needed. Knight-Celotex currently manufactures Celotex{trademark} fiberboard from other cellulosic materials, such as hardwood and softwood. A review of the relevant literature has shown that softwood-based Celotex{trademark} meets all parameters important to the Model 9975 shipping package.

  8. Interactions between wolves and female grizzly bears with cubs in Yellowstone National Park

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    Gunther, Kerry A.; Smith, Douglas W.

    2004-01-01

    Gray wolves (Canis lupus) were extirpated from Yellowstone National Park (YNP) by the 1920s through predator control actions (Murie 1940,Young and Goldman 1944, Weaver 1978), then reintroduced into the park from 1995 to 1996 to restore ecological integrity and adhere to legal mandates (Bangs and Fritts 1996, Phillips and Smith 1996, Smith et al. 2000). Prior to reintroduction, the potential effects of wolves on the region’s threatened grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) population were evaluated (Servheen and Knight 1993). In areas where wolves and grizzly bears are sympatric, interspecific killing by both species occasionally occurs (Ballard 1980, 1982; Hayes and Baer 1992). Most agonistic interactions between wolves and grizzly bears involve defense of young or competition for carcasses (Murie 1944, 1981; Ballard 1982; Hornbeck and Horejsi 1986; Hayes and Mossop 1987; Kehoe 1995; McNulty et al. 2001). Servheen and Knight (1993) predicted that reintroduced wolves could reduce the frequency of winter-killed and disease-killed ungulates available for bears to scavenge, and that grizzly bears would occasionally usurp wolf-killed ungulate carcasses. Servheen and Knight (1993) hypothesized that interspecific killing and competition for carcasses would have little or no population level effect on either species.

  9. Evaluating Student Attitudes: Perceptions of Interprofessional Experiences Following Participation in a Student-Run Free Clinic.

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    Kovalskiy, Aleksandr; Ismail, Rahim; Tran, Kelvin; Desai, Anand; Imran, Amna; Hernandez, Caridad

    2017-02-23

    It is increasingly evident that patient health outcomes are improved when they are treated by an effective interdisciplinary healthcare team. Many also endorse that learning to function collaboratively in interdisciplinary settings should start at the onset of one's medical education. Student-run free clinics, such as the University of Central Florida College of Medicine's (UCF COM) KNIGHTS (Keeping Neighbors In Good Health Through Service) Clinic, provide opportunities for students to work in concert with other healthcare professionals. This study aimed to discern whether volunteering in this setting had a positive impact on medical students' perception of working within an interdisciplinary team. A single survey was distributed via Qualtrics to all first and second-year medical students (N = 248) at the UCF COM. The items of interest examined in this study were part of a larger study described elsewhere. The mean responses on a 5-point Likert-like scale to these survey items were recorded and compared between two cohorts: KNIGHTS volunteers and non-volunteers. One hundred twenty-three (49.6%) students responded to the survey and most items showed no statistically significant difference between the two groups (p-value > 0.05). However, there were a few items of interest that did show a significant difference. These included KNIGHTS volunteers being much more likely to have worked with other healthcare professionals (p < 0.001) as well as believing themselves to have a better understanding of the role of medicine within an interprofessional team (p = 0.016). Additionally, KNIGHTS volunteers were more likely to feel like they understood the role of patient education (p = 0.031) and pharmacy (p = 0.040) within an interprofessional team. Interestingly, KNIGHTS volunteers were also more likely to believe that problem-solving skills should be learned with students within their own discipline (p = 0.009) as well as that there is little overlap between the roles of

  10. Trends in sea otter population abundance in western Prince William Sound, Alaska: Progress toward recovery following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill

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    Bodkin, J.L.; Ballachey, B.E.; Esslinger, G.G.

    2011-01-01

    Sea otters in western Prince William Sound (WPWS) and elsewhere in the Gulf of Alaska suffered widespread mortality as a result of oiling following the 1989 T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill. Following the spill, extensive efforts have been directed toward identifying and understanding long-term consequences of the spill and the process of recovery. We conducted annual aerial surveys of sea otter abundance from 1993 to 2009 (except for 2001 and 2006) in WPWS. We observed an increasing trend in population abundance at the scale of WPWS through 2000 at an average annual rate of 4 percent: however, at northern Knight Island where oiling was heaviest and sea otter mortality highest, no increase in abundance was evident by 2000. We continued to see significant increase in abundance at the scale of WPWS between 2001 and 2009, with an average annual rate of increase from 1993 to 2009 of 2.6 percent. We estimated the 2009 population size of WPWS to be 3,958 animals (standard error=653), nearly 2,000 animals more than the first post-spill estimate in 1993. Surveys since 2003 also have identified a significant increasing trend at the heavily oiled site in northern Knight Island, averaging about 25 percent annually and resulting in a 2009 estimated population size of 116 animals (standard error=19). Although the 2009 estimate for northern Knight Island remains about 30 percent less than the pre-spill estimate of 165 animals, we interpret this trend as strong evidence of a trajectory toward recovery of spill-affected sea otter populations in WPWS.

  11. Viajando con Don Quijote en el siglo XXI

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    Odilíe Rojas López

    2006-06-01

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    Resumen. El Quijote ha cabalgado con nosotros por largo tiempo y como si no fuera suficiente la lucha contra los molinos de viento, don Quijote de la Mancha tendrá que luchar contra muchas situaciones de nuestra época actual. ¿Logrará esta hazaña el Caballero de la Triste Figura? El reto es dar la respuesta.

    Por tal motivo, la autora de este ensayo traslada al Caballero de la Triste Figura y lo inserta a la sociedad del siglo XXI. Transforma los valores, costumbres y puntos de vistas de la época en que se desarrolla la obra literaria y establece una serie de correlaciones entre el texto literario, el personaje principal y las diversas situaciones cotidianas actuales. Ciertamente, Don Quijote seguirá luchando contra las situaciones de nuestra época actual. Sin duda alguna este hidalgo está aún entre nosotros.

     

    Abstract. Don Quixote has ridden with us for a long time now, and as if his fight against windmills were not enough, Don Quixote still has many more difficult situations to combat in the present times.  Will the Knight of the Sad Figure accomplish this new deed?

    It is our challenge to find an answer to this inquiry. For this purpose, the author of this essay inserts the Knight of the Sad Figure in XXI century society. The author transforms the values, costumes and points of view of the times of the literary piece and establishes a series of relationships between the literary text, the main character and several current daily life situations. Don Quixote will certainly continue his fight against all the conditions we encounter nowadays. There is no doubt, then, that this knight still lives among us.

  12. NMR study of electrode materials for lithium ion-batteries; Etude par RMN de materiaux d'electrode pour batteries lithium-ion

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    Chazel, C.

    2006-01-15

    This work is devoted to the study of LiMO{sub 2} et LiM{sub 2}O{sub 4} (M: transition metal) intercalation compounds used as electrode material for lithium-ion batteries. Solid state NMR allows one to characterise the local environment of the lithium ions present in these phases by the use of the hyperfine interactions due to the presence of some electron spin density coming from localised electrons (Fermi-contact shift) or itinerant electrons (Knight shift) on the lithium nucleus. By following the transformation of the LiNiO{sub 2} layered phase into the LiNi{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel material using lithium NMR, we studied the nature of the asymmetric signal observed for LiNiO{sub 2}, and the influence of the departure from the ideal stoichiometry; we showed a coupled ion/electron hopping in Li{sub X}NiO{sub 2} phases linked to Li/vacancy and Ni{sup 3+}/Ni{sup 4+} ordering, and finally showed the existence of structural defects within the LiNi{sub 2}O{sub 4} spinel phase obtained by thermal treatment of Li{sub 0.5}NiO{sub 2}. Lithium NMR of the intercalated materials obtained from the LiTi{sub 2}O{sub 4} and Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} spinels showed a metallic behaviour for Li{sub 2}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 4} with a Knight shift of the NMR signal similar to that of LiTi{sub 2}O{sub 4}, and signals intermediate in nature between Knight and Fermi-contact shifts for Li{sub 7}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}. (author)

  13. New light on a dark subject: On the use of fluorescence data to deduce redox states of natural organic matter (NOM)

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    MacAlady, Donald L.; Walton-Day, Katherine

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports the use of excitation-emission matrix fluorescence spectroscopy (EEMS), parallel factor statistical analysis (PARAFAC), and oxidation-reduction experiments to examine the effect of redox conditions on PARAFAC model results for aqueous samples rich in natural organic matter. Fifty-four aqueous samples from 11 different geographic locations and two plant extracts were analyzed untreated and after chemical treatments or irradiation were used in attempts to change the redox status of the natural organic matter. The EEMS spectra were generated and modeled using a PARAFAC package developed by Cory and McKnight (2005). The PARAFAC model output was examined for consistency with previously reported relations and with changes expected to occur upon experimental oxidation and reduction of aqueous samples. Results indicate the implied fraction of total sample fluorescence attributed to quinone-like moieties was consistent (0.64 to 0.78) and greater than that observed by Cory and McKnight (2005). The fraction of the quinone-like moieties that was reduced (the reducing index, RI) showed relatively little variation (0.46 to 0.71) despite attempts to alter the redox status of the natural organic matter. The RI changed little after reducing samples using zinc metal, oxidizing at high pH with air, or irradiating with a Xenon lamp. Our results, however, are consistent with the correlations between the fluorescence indices (FI) of samples and the ratio of PARAFAC fitting parameters suggested by Cory and McKnight (2005), though we used samples with a much narrower range of FI values.

  14. NMR study of quasi-one-dimensional itinerant-electron magnets RMn4Al8 ( R=Y, Lu and Sc)

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    Muro, Y.; Nakamura, H.; Kohara, T.

    2008-04-01

    55Mn-NMR measurements, which revealed previously the presence of spin pseudogap in YMn 4Al 8, have been extended to LuMn 4Al 8 and ScMn 4Al 8. Temperature ( T) dependences of the Knight shift, K, and the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate, 1/T1, are well explained by the same pseudogap model used to explain a broad maximum observed in the T-dependence of the susceptibility, indicating common nature in the spin excitation spectrum in the quasi-one-dimensional itinerant-electron compounds.

  15. Prospective Randomized Trial of the Military Anti-Shock Garment

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  16. "Du poème à l'histoire. La geste cidienne dans l'historiographie alphonsine et néo-alphonsine (XIIIe-XIVe siècles)"

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    1998-01-01

    In describing the social ascension of a group of valiant knights by their competence alone, the "Poem of the Cid" proclaims the model of a personal seigniory intended to correct the ill effects of a regime founded essentially on 'nature'. On the other hand, alphonsine historiography, destined to serve the centralistic aspirations of the Crown, attemps to impose the model of a royal order. In spite of the fact that these two schools of thought differ as much by their form as by the values they...

  17. Dining rooms in the sanctuary: old and new epigraphic evidence from Halikarnassos

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    Isager, Signe; Pedersen, Poul

    2014-01-01

    that both probably once formed part of the building dedicated, but were reused as building material by the knights in the Castle of Bodrum. An andron was dedicated to Zeus Akraios in Halikarnassos in the 4th century BC, at about the same time as the Hekatomnids dedicated andrones to Zeus Labraundos....... In the mid-1st century AD, a number of dipnisteria were dedicated to the Roman Emperor Claudius and to Augusta Artemis Delia, as a closer reading of the dedicatory inscription demonstrates. While it is not known where the andron to Zeus Akraios was originally situated, it seems probable that the imperial...

  18. 最酷明星老爸

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    Mandy; 阿诺

    2010-01-01

    Christian Bale克里斯蒂安·贝尔●英国著名电影演员,主演过《终结者4》(Terminator Salvation:The Future Begins,2009)、《蝙蝠侠:黑暗骑士》(The Dark Knight,2008)、《决战犹马镇》(3:10toYuma,2007)、《蝙蝠侠:开战时刻》(Batman Begins,2005)等电影。

  19. Planes, Pucks, Automobiles: Migration and Youth Hockey

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    Alexandra Mountain

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This project positions the professionalization of youth hockey as a small component of a much larger process of the “globalization” of sport. Youth hockey players have moved to Canada internationally and among Canadian provinces locally. This study traces the movement and advances of young players (ages 16-20, 1980-2012, of the London Knights (London, Ontario, tapping into already compiled data on players’ team affiliation that many historians might overlook.  This database shows an emerging pattern of transnational and internal migration among professional youth players. 

  20. Hyperfine interactions in the itinerant system UFeGa{sub 5}

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    Kambe, S. [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai-mura, Shirakata-shirane-2-4, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan)], E-mail: kambe.shinsaku@jaea.go.jp; Sakai, H.; Tokunaga, Y.; Chudo, H.; Yasuoka, H.; Matsuda, T.D.; Haga, Y.; Ikeda, S.; Nakamura, A.; Yamamoto, E. [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai-mura, Shirakata-shirane-2-4, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Aoki, D.; Homma, Y.; Shiokawa, Y. [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Oarai, Ibaraki 311-1313 (Japan); Onuki, Y. [Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)

    2009-03-15

    We report {sup 69}Ga NMR measurements on the itinerant compound UFeGa{sub 5} using a single crystal sample. Hyperfine coupling constants at both the Ga(1) and Ga(2) sites are determined for H-parallel a and c-axes based on Knight shift versus susceptibility plots. The T-dependence of the spin-lattice relaxation time (T{sub 1}) has been determined at both sites for H-parallel a and c-axes. From these quantities, the magnetic fluctuations are estimated for both axes. The complex nature of the hyperfine interactions is discussed.

  1. Using a Common Pedagogy across Multiple Disciplines to Improve Student Learning

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    Ronald A. Styron, Jr.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This study includes findings from a university-wide instructional improvement project conducted across multiple disciplines in undergraduate and graduate courses. The project was constructed around a common pedagogy, Michaelsen's Team-Based Learning [1]. The purpose of the project was to improve several outcomes based on the constructs of critical thinking, collaboration, engagement and persistence. Data indicated a positive impact on each of these outcomes with a number of statistically significant findings.[1] Michaelsen, L. K., Knight, A. B., & Fink, L. D. (2004. Team-Based Learning: A transformative use of small groups in college teaching. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

  2. NMR probe of metallic states in nanoscale topological insulators.

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    Koumoulis, Dimitrios; Chasapis, Thomas C; Taylor, Robert E; Lake, Michael P; King, Danny; Jarenwattananon, Nanette N; Fiete, Gregory A; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G; Bouchard, Louis-S

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    A 125Te NMR study of bismuth telluride nanoparticles as a function of particle size revealed that the spin-lattice relaxation is enhanced below 33 nm, accompanied by a transition of NMR spectra from the single to the bimodal regime. The satellite peak features a negative Knight shift and higher relaxivity, consistent with core polarization from p-band carriers. Whereas nanocrystals follow a Korringa law in the range 140-420 K, micrometer particles do so only below 200 K. The results reveal increased metallicity of these nanoscale topological insulators in the limit of higher surface-to-volume ratios.

  3. Don Quixote's countenance before and after losing his teeth.

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    del Valle, A; Romero, M

    2009-02-01

    The authors of this paper wish to draw attention to certain not-so-well-known aspects concerning the epithet "Knight of the Woeful Countenance", by which Cervantes' character Don Quixote is universally known. Cervantes used it to highlight the loss of his hero's molars and incisors; thus, the reduced vertical dimension of his face, along with his sagging cheeks and deepened facial furrows, was the reason for his permanently sorrowful countenance. Luis Martínez, a professional illustrator following instructions from the authors of this paper, has recreated the face of Don Quixote as Miguel de Cervantes may well have imagined it for his celebrated character.

  4. Listas y libros de caballerías: una nómina de cruzados de las "Sergas de Esplandián" en el "Lisuarte de Grecia"

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    María Coduras

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    Full Text Available The lists of soldiers and warriors, present in the classic and in the romance epic, represent a common motif in the chivalric romances. This article will analyze the reappearance of a list of knights from the Sergas de Esplandián, whose writer was Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo, to Lisuarte de Grecia of Feliciano de Silva. This reappearance means that Feliciano copied directly and alerts us to the possibility of copies in more passages. The structure and repetition of these lists, in which the oral component and the audience are fundamental, give us some clues about the narrative dispositio of these texts.

  5. Gameplay marketing strategies as audience cooptation

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    Reinhard, CarrieLynn D.

    2011-01-01

    Case studies of marketing strategies are illustrated that utilize some gaming structure and rules that encourage play(ing). In this paper, these strategies are referred to as "gameplay marketing". It is argued that these strategies have been inspired by established modes of gaming and can be found...... in at least four general types. The case studies discussed are four campaigns that represent these types: two television series, Leverage and Heroes, and two films, Cloverfield and The Dark Knight. The purpose of such gameplay marketing strategies appears to be to provoke viral marketing by creating buzz from...

  6. Memory in Comics: Testimonial, Autobiographical and Historical Space in MAUS

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    Ana Merino

    2010-01-01

    Introduction In Adult Comics: An Introduction Roger Sabin explained how between 1986 and 1987 the term ‘graphic novel’ became recognized mostly as a result of the success of Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, and Art Spiegelman’s MAUS. This type of comic signified a revolutionary evolution towards an elaborate adult perspective. From the lesser and ephemeral space of the children’s comic, there was a shift towards the graphic novels for adul...

  7. The 1986 ARI (Army Research Institute) Survey of U.S. Army Recruits: Media Habits

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    1988-04-01

    RIPTIDE Y089 KNIGHT RIDER Y090 AMAZING STORIES Y091 ALFRED HITCHCOCK 22 La~~N Xw *- Tabular Description Index Variable Survey Item Name Content Y092 60...Y091 -- REG TV VIEWING: ALFRED HITCHCOCK DID YOU WATCH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS OR PROGRAMMING TYPES ON REGULAR TV STATIONS? ALFRED HITCHCOCK I...TOTAL 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.1 100.1 STATISTIC VALUE D.F. PROB. CHISQUARE 31.766 16 0.0107 B-174 Y091 -- REG TV VIEWING: ALFRED HITCHCOCK DID YOU

  8. O pitoresco

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    Mesquita, Giorgia

    2007-01-01

    Esta pesquisa investiga o pitoresco na contemporaneidade a partir de trabalhos que produzo, especificamente fotografias, onde tal categoria estética poderá estar sendo evidenciada. A partir de Richard Payne Knight, Uvedale Price e William Gilpin, seus principais teóricos do século XVIII, o pitoresco foi compreendido como sendo o próprio modelo de arranjo e conceito de paisagem. Junto a esses autores, foram pesquisados os artistas Claude Lorrain, devido à natureza magnificente de suas paisagen...

  9. Entrepreneurship and the Economic Theory of the Firm

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    Foss, Nicolai Juul; Klein, Peter G.

    2004-01-01

    Though they developed in isolation, the theory of entrepreneurship andthe economic theory of the firm can be usefully integrated. In particular, the conceptof entrepreneurship as judgment associated with Knight (1921) and some Austrianschool economists aligns naturally with the theory of the firm....... Because judgmentcannot be purchased on the market, the entrepreneur needs a firm — a set of alienableassets he controls — to carry out his function. We show how this notion of judgmentilluminates key themes in the modern theory of the firm (existence, boundaries,and internal organization). In our approach...

  10. Quasiclassical description of multi-band superconductors with two order parameters

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    Moor, Andreas

    2014-05-19

    This Thesis deals with multi-band superconductors with two order parameters, i.e., the superconductivity and the spin-density wave, also touching on one-band superconductors with a charge-density wave, as well as with only the superconducting order parameter. Quasiclassical description of suchlike structures is developed and applied to investigation of various effects, inter alia, the Josephson and the proximity effects, the Knight shift, the Larkin-Ovchinnikov-Fulde-Ferrell-like state, and the interplay of the order parameters in coexistence regime. The applicability of the developed approach to pnictides is discussed.

  11. Disposal of Soluble Salt Waste from Coal Gasification,

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    1980-06-01

    AD-A090 419 ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND ABERO-ETC F/S 13/2 DISPOSAL OF SOLUBLE SALT VBASTE FROM COAL GASIFICATION . 1W JUN 80 C E...use as pipe- line gasjof the Lurgi type will be used as a basis to explain the disposal process. The purpose of the coal gasification plant is to 470 MC...KNIGHT produce methane starting with coal, gasifying it and hydrogenating it. As supplies of low-sulfur coal diminish, coal gasification must operate

  12. Integrated Assessment of the impact of Aqueous Contaminant Stressors on Surface Water Ecosystems

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    McKnight, Ursula S.; Rasmussen, Jes J.; Kronvang, Brian

    2011-01-01

    be ruled out as a stressor on stream ecological conditions (Rasmussen et al., 2011). This study follows earlier work conducted on a Danish case study involving a TCE groundwater plume discharging into a small stream, located in an area with protected drinking water interests (McKnight et al., 2010...... ecosystems. Traditional approaches for managing aquatic resources have often failed to account for the potential effects of anthropogenic disturbances on biota. To fulfil the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive will be challenging, as it is difficult to successfully separate and evaluate all...

  13. Isaac Newton's sinister heraldry

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    Jenkins, Alejandro

    2013-01-01

    After Isaac Newton was knighted by Queen Anne in 1705 he adopted an unusual coat of arms: a pair of human tibiae crossed on a black background, like a pirate flag without the skull. After some general reflections on Newton's monumental scientific achievements and on his rather enigmatic life, we investigate the story behind his coat of arms. We also discuss how that simple heraldic design illustrates the concept of chirality, which would later play an important role in the philosophical arguments about Newton's conception of space, as well as in the development of modern chemistry and particle physics.

  14. 格瑞威林山的城堡%The Castle of Grevlin Hill

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    2008-01-01

    @@ Grevlin Hill used to be a great knight's castle.People would pray to him at night, just like they prayed to God. Every moment he spoke to the crowd,he said"I listen to all of your prayers at night in bed."Nobody expected this,but one night,his maid walked in and dropped her tray at the hideous sight.His head was detached and blood surrounded him. "How and why had this happened?"the people asked,but no answer wasgiven.

  15. The Impact of Spring Subsurface Soil Temperature Anomaly in the Western U.S. on North American Summer Precipitation: A Case Study Using Regional Climate Model Downscaling

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    2012-06-02

    is the drastic decline in mountain snowpack since 1950 at about 75% of locations monitored in western North America [Mote, 2006], and since snow...10.1175/BAMS- 83-11-1631. Karl, T. R., P. V. Groisman, R. W. Knight, and R. R. Heim (1993), Recent variations of snow cover and snowfall in North ...2006), Climate-driven variability and trends in mountain snowpack in western North America , J. Clim., 19, 6209–6220, doi:10.1175/JCLI3971.1. Nigam, S

  16. Potential role of stem cells in management of COPD

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    2010-01-01

    Tillie L Hackett1,2, Darryl A Knight1,2, Don D Sin1,31UBC James Hogg Research Centre, Heart and Lung Institute, St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 1Y6; 2Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 3Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC CanadaAbstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a worldwide epidemic affecting over 200 million people and accounting for more than three million deaths annually. The disease...

  17. Aplicación del trabajo en equipo en colombia, adelantos investigativos

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    Full Text Available This article is the result of an empirical research conducted on the concept of teamwork with managers of companies manufacturing in the cities of Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga and Cucuta, based on a conceptualization adjusted according to the contribution made by different authors (Mueller, Procter, Buchanan, 2000; Knights and McCabe, 2000; Sewell, 1999; Tranfield et al. 1999; Katzenbach and Smith, 1993 Montebello 2000, divulgándose as a result the Colombian case with regard to this concept, such as social science research contribution in relation to teamwork.

  18. Congenital preduodenal portal vein

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    Lee, Sang Jin; Hwang, Mi Soo; Huh, Young Soo; Park, Bok Hwan [College of Medicine, Youngnam University, Gyeongsan (Korea, Republic of)

    1991-03-15

    Congenital preduodenal portal vein, first reported by Knight in 1921, is an extremely rare congenital anomaly in which the portal vein passes anteriorly to the duodenum rather than posteriorly in its normal location. It is of surgical significance because it may cause difficulties in operations involving the gall bladder, biliary duct, or duodenum. Recently, we experienced 2 cases of preduodenal portal vein. One was found during surgical exploration for the diagnosis and correction of malrotation of the bowels and the other in a 3 day-old male newborn associated with dextrocardia, situs inversus, and duodenal obstruction by diaphragm. We report these 2 cases with a review of the literature.

  19. Patrick Moore the autobiography

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    2011-01-01

    Throughout his distinguished career, Patrick Moore has, without a doubt, done more to raise the profile of astronomy among the British public than any other figure in the scientific world. As the presenter of The Sky at Night on BBC television for nearly 50 years he was honored with an OBE in 1968 and a CBE in 1988. In 2001 he was knighted 'for services to the popularisation of science and to broadcasting'. The BBC first aired The Sky at Night in April 1957 and it is now in the record books as the world's longest running TV series with the same presenter. He is also the author of over 60

  20. Effects of strong magnetic fields on pairing fluctuations in high-temperature superconductors

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    Eschrig, Matthias; Rainer, D.; Sauls, J. A.

    1999-01-01

    We present the theory for the effects of superconducting pairing fluctuations on the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T1 and the NMR Knight shift for layered superconductors in high magnetic fields. These results can be used to clarify the origin of the pseudogap in high-Tc cuprates, which has been attributed to spin fluctuations as well as pairing fluctuations. We present theoretical results for s-wave and d-wave pairing fluctuations and show that recent experiments in optimally doped ...