Sample records for motels

  1. 40 CFR 30.18 - Hotel and motel fire safety. (United States)


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Hotel and motel fire safety. 30.18... EDUCATION, HOSPITALS, AND OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Pre-Award Requirements § 30.18 Hotel and motel fire safety. The Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-391) establishes a number of fire...

  2. Carbon monoxide poisoning at motels, hotels, and resorts. (United States)

    Weaver, Lindell K; Deru, Kayla


    Each year, more than 200 people in the United States die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Poisoning has occurred at motels, hotels, and resorts. Congressional mandate requires smoke alarms in all guest rooms; however, smoke alarms do not detect CO. Data on patients poisoned at hotels, motels, and resorts were evaluated at a hyperbaric medicine service. In 2005, legal databases and online news databanks were searched to discover additional incidents. Only victims evaluated in hospitals or declared dead at the scene were included. Cases of intentional poisoning and poisoning from fires were excluded. Between 1989 and 2004, 68 incidents of CO poisoning occurring at hotels, motels, and resorts were identified, resulting in 772 accidentally poisoned: 711 guests, 41 employees or owners, and 20 rescue personnel. Of those poisoned, 27 died, 66 had confirmed sequelae, and 6 had sequelae resulting in a jury verdict. Lodging-operated, faulty room heating caused 45 incidents, pool/spa boilers 16, CO entrained from outdoors 5, and unreported sources caused 2 incidents. Public verdicts have averaged $4.8 million per incident (range, $1 million to $17.5 million). Poisoning occurred at hotels of all classes. Despite these incidents, most properties did not install CO alarms, and requirements for CO alarms at hotels, motels, and resorts are rare. Guests of motels, hotels, and resorts remain at risk for injury or death from CO poisoning. Measures to prevent CO poisoning of guests and employees of the lodging industry should be evaluated.

  3. Motel DHW Retrofit--Dallas, Texas (United States)


    Solar-energy system designed to provide 65% of total domestic-hot-water (DHW) demands for 100-room motel in Dallas, Texas is subject of a report now available. System is retrofit, and storage-tank size was limited to 1,000 gallons (3,785 1) by size of room where it is located.

  4. Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Project - USFA (United States)

    Department of Homeland Security — Provides a listing of properties compliant with the requirements of the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990. Users may search for compliant properties and submit...

  5. Hotels and Motels - Volusia County Lodging (Points) (United States)

    NSGIC Local Govt | GIS Inventory — Abstract: This file shows the physical location of known Hotel, Motel, and Bed and Breakfast establishments in Volusia County. This file will be checked at least...

  6. Motel solar-hot-water system with nonpressurized storage--Jacksonville, Florida (United States)


    Modular roof-mounted copper-plated arrays collect solar energy; heated water drains from them into 1,000 gallon nonpressurized storage tank which supplies energy to existing pressurized motel hot water lines. System provides 65 percent of hot water demand. Report described systems parts and operation, maintenance, and performance and provides warranty information.

  7. Workforce Education. Hotel and Motel Workers. A Section 353 Demonstration Project. (United States)

    Polk County Public Schools, Bartow, FL.

    This guide provides an overall view of a program designed to educate adult basic education (ABE) and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students in job-related, language-oriented skills vital to their positions in the hotel/motel industry. The program was designed for the employees of Grenelefe Resort and Conference Center in Haines City, Florida,…

  8. Career Preparation for Hotel-Motel Management and Services. Grade 11, Phase I. (United States)

    Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.

    Suggestions arising from a curriculum development workshop led to a curriculum in hotel-motel management and services for high school students which aims to provide them with an opportunity to explore careers in the lodging and hospitality industries. Students will spend half the time in school study of three required subjects and the other half…

  9. El motel Vert-Bois en Chalet à Gobet, cerca de Lausana

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    Zapelli, Oswald


    Full Text Available This hotel is situated in a privileged position, from which there is a wonderful view of the Alps and the lake. As there is also a well-advertised service station, every incentive is provided for the tourist to make a stop at this Motel. Ample parking space, with a capacity for 80 cars, is provided on each side of the entrance. The restaurant service is the dominant feature of this project: besides a dining room for the guests, there is another one for the general public, as well as a grill room. The bar connects both dining rooms, which are located at different levels. An outdoor gallery and two terraces add to the amenities of the restaurant. The administration and reception offices occupy a separate building nearby. The bedrooms are grouped in two sets, each comprising three buildings, and are arranged unevenly as regards elevation and plan design. They are situated sufficiently far from the main road to provide guests with silence at night. Each apartment has one or two beds and is very comfortably appointed. In one of the groups advantage of the ground slope has been taken, so that the car can be parked beneath the apartment. Sports facilities have been provided to make a stay at this motel even more rewarding: there is a large and two small swimming pools, tennis courts, a horse riding school, and a golf course not far off. In winter, time skiing enthusiasts also take advantage of this fine motel. Altogether it is a most attractive feature for the traveller, who is delighted with the way the buildings harmonise with the local scenery.La situación privilegiada de este complejo hotelero en una zona desde la que se domina una bella vista panorámica de los Alpes y del lago, atrae la atención del turista; y una estación de servicio, con señalización «ad-hoc», invita al conductor a parar. A ambos lados de la entrada se le ofrecen dos grandes aparcamientos con capacidad para 80 coches. El edificio del restaurante constituye el elemento

  10. 78 FR 15714 - Welch Motel, Inc., Welch Oil, Inc., Boondocks USA Truck Stop, Bob Welch v. Midland Power... (United States)


    ..., Inc., Welch Oil, Inc., Boondocks USA Truck Stop, Bob Welch v. Midland Power Cooperative, Corn Belt..., Welch Motel, Inc., Welch Oil, Inc., Boondocks USA Truck Stop, and Bob Welch (collectively, Complainants... into a contract to consume all of the electric energy and capacity generated by [[Page 15715...

  11. Reductions without Regret: Avoiding Wrong Turns, Roach Motels, and Box Canyons

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    Swegle, John A. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Tincher, Douglas J. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)


    This is the third of three papers (in addition to an introductory summary) aimed at providing a framework for evaluating future reductions or modifications of the U.S. nuclear force, first by considering previous instances in which nuclear-force capabilities were eliminated; second by looking forward into at least the foreseeable future at the features of global and regional deterrence (recognizing that new weapon systems currently projected will have expected lifetimes stretching beyond our ability to predict the future); and third by providing examples of past or possible undesirable outcomes in the shaping of the future nuclear force, as well as some closing thoughts for the future. In this paper, we provide one example each of our judgments on what constitutes a box canyon, a roach motel, and a wrong turn: Wrong Turn: The Reliable Replacement Warhead: Roach Motel: SRAM T vs the B61: and A Possible Box Canyon: A Low-Yield Version of the W76 SLBM Warhead. Recognizing that new nuclear missions or weapons are not demanded by current circumstances ₋ a development path that yields future capabilities similar to those of today, which are adequate if not always ideal, and a broader national-security strategy that supports nonproliferation and arms control by reducing the role for, and numbers, of nuclear weapons ₋ we briefly consider alternate, less desirable futures, and their possible effect on the complex problem of regional deterrence. In this regard, we discuss the issues posed by, and possible responses to, three example regional deterrence challenges: in-country defensive use of nuclear weapons by an adversary; reassurance of U.S. allies with limited strategic depth threatened by an emergent nuclear power; and extraterritorial, non-strategic offensive use of nuclear weapons by an adversary in support of limited military objectives against a U.S. ally.

  12. 41 CFR 301-74.14 - Are there any special requirements for sponsoring or funding a conference at a hotel, motel or... (United States)


    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Are there any special requirements for sponsoring or funding a conference at a hotel, motel or other place of public accommodation... Responsibilities § 301-74.14 Are there any special requirements for sponsoring or funding a conference at a hotel...

  13. Psicose e Bates Motel: similaridades na transposição da narrativa do filme para o seriado de televisão

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    Rafael Jose Bona


    Full Text Available Analisa-se a transposição da narrativa cinematográfica para a televisiva em relação ao filme Psicose (1960, Alfred Hitchcock e o seriado Bates Motel (2013. Foi feito um estudo de elementos a partir da estética, da narrativa e da técnica audiovisual. A pesquisa é de caráter descritiva e analítica, com abordagem qualitativa. Como resultado foi possível obter maior entendimento na transposição de personagens do cinema para a televisão, assim como uma visão crítica a respeito das similaridades das produções audiovisuais.

  14. 76 FR 69753 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Federal Hotel and... (United States)


    ..., Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS... systems within hotels and motels. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 9, 2012... requires FEMA to establish and maintain a list of hotels, motels, and similar places of public...

  15. 29 CFR 779.383 - “Hotel” and “motel” exemptions under section 13(b)(8). (United States)


    ... Service Establishments Hotels and Motels § 779.383 “Hotel” and “motel” exemptions under section 13(b)(8). (a) General. A hotel or motel establishment may qualify for exemption from the Act's overtime pay... employed by an establishment which is a hotel, motel * * *.” The 13(b)(8) exemption is applicable...

  16. 29 CFR 779.338 - Effect of 1961 and 1966 amendments. (United States)


    ... were: Hotels, motels, restaurants, motion picture theaters, seasonally operated amusement or... mentally handicapped or gifted children. These establishments were exempt if they met the basic 50 percent..., motels, and restaurants must meet the same tests as other retail or service establishments (see § 779.337...

  17. 75 FR 65263 - Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act; Public Accommodation; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule (United States)


    ...'' or ``Act'') as ``an inn, hotel, motel, or other place of lodging, except for an establishment located... interpretive rule to interpret ``public accommodations facility'' in the VGB Act as ``an inn, hotel, motel, or... CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 1450 Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act...

  18. 29 CFR 779.382 - May qualify as exempt 13(a)(2) establishments. (United States)


    ... STANDARDS ACT AS APPLIED TO RETAILERS OF GOODS OR SERVICES Exemptions for Certain Retail or Service Establishments Hotels and Motels § 779.382 May qualify as exempt 13(a)(2) establishments. A hotel or motel establishment may qualify as an exempt retail or service establishment under section 13(a)(2) of the Act...

  19. Hotel room suicide. (United States)

    Zarkowski, Paul; Avery, David


    The objective of our research was to quantify the increased risk of suicide associated with registering in local hotels/motels. Medical examiner case files of suicide in King County, Washington, were reviewed for years 2002-2004. The incidence of suicide in local residents registering in local hotels/motels was 223/100,000 which is significantly greater than the incidence of suicide in the general population of King County (11.7/100,000 p Hotel/motel guests from outside Washington had a significantly reduced incidence of suicide (3.9/100,000 p = 0.002). The study results suggest that there is an increased risk of suicide in local residents who register in local hotel rooms.

  20. Gender Hierarchy Among Gujarati Immigrants: Linking Immigration Rules and Ethnic Norns


    Assar, Nandini Narain


    Immigration policy and tradition dovetail in their impact on the social organization of immigrant communities, linking the material and non-material aspects of gender. I focus on Asian Indian Patels, who dominate the budget motel business in the United States. I conducted semi-structured interviews with Patel men, women, and teenagers. I stayed overnight in the motels to observe families at work. I was almost always invited to prepare and share a meal, so I observed families at home. My ...

  1. 30 CFR 701.5 - Definitions. (United States)


    ... limited to, construction practices, siting requirements, vegetative selection and planting requirements...) Retail or trade of goods or services, including hotels, motels, stores, restaurants, and other commercial...

  2. Status report on direct heat and low temperature utilization of geothermal energy in New Zealand

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    Lumb, J.T.; Clelland, L.


    The Tasman Pulp and Paper Company's mill at Kawerau continues to be the dominant direct user of geothermal energy in New Zealand. Recent plant changes have increased the effectiveness of the company's use of the resource. Other uses are relatively small in scale and include air and water heating for homes, motels and other commercial and industrial premises. Commercial swimming-pool complexes and pools at hotels, motels and private homes are the other major direct users. This paper reports that overall direct use of the resource has shown a slow increase during the last five years except at Rotorua where the enforced closure of bores has led to more than 70% reduction in use

  3. 76 FR 15553 - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial... (United States)


    ... firms to operate and maintain the emissions control systems. Consistent with the legislative history, we... stores/malls, laundries, apartments, restaurants, and hotels/motels. The institutional boiler source...

  4. Hospitality Industry, US and Territories, 2015, EPA Region 9 (United States)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This GIS dataset contains point features that represent hotels and motels, casinos, and casino hotels associated with three NAICS codes. Establishment-specific...

  5. 41 CFR 301-73.106 - What are the basic services that should be covered by a TMS? (United States)


    ... availability, reservations and confirmation, compliance with Hotel/Motel Fire Safety Act, availability of Fed... confirmation and seat assignment, compliance with the Fly America Act, Governmentwide travel policies, contract...

  6. 75 FR 31895 - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial... (United States)


    .... Consistent with the legislative history, we can consider costs and economic impacts in determining GACT... establishments such as stores/malls, laundries, apartments, restaurants, and hotels/motels. The institutional...

  7. 77 FR 4542 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Census Program (United States)


    ..., campgrounds, hotels or motels. SC-1 (SUPP), Continuation Form for Enumerator Questionnaires--This interview... respondents other than their time. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section...

  8. 77 FR 63603 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland... (United States)


    ... selection criteria. We did not receive any comments from peer reviewers related to the yellowcheek darter or... restaurants, motels, grocery stores, gas stations, and feed stores, and corresponding losses in local and...

  9. 16 CFR 429.0 - Definitions. (United States)


    ... temporary or short-term basis, such as hotel or motel rooms, convention centers, fairgrounds and restaurants... to the sale of securities or commodities by a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and...

  10. 44 CFR 61.9 - Establishment of chargeable rates. (United States)


    ..., DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY INSURANCE AND HAZARD MITIGATION National Flood Insurance Program INSURANCE....06 1.23 2. All other including hotels and motels with normal occupancy of less than 6 months duration...

  11. 10 CFR 434.513 - Occupancy. (United States)


    ... default assumptions. The same assumptions shall be made in computing Design Energy Consumption as were... area Ft 2 person Assembly 50 Office 275 Retail 300 Warehouse 15000 School 75 Hotel/Motel 250 Restaurant...

  12. 10 CFR 434.515 - Receptacles. (United States)


    ... profiles are default assumptions. The same assumptions shall be made in calculating Design Energy... Hotel/Motel 0.25 Restaurant 0.1 Health 1.0 Multi-family High Rise Residential Included in Lights and...

  13. Trip generation at special sites. (United States)


    Seven-day volume counts were made at fast-food restaurants with drive-thru service, convenience markets, condominiums, drive-in banks, high-rise apartments, planned unit developments, mobile home parks, day-care centers, churches, suburban motels, an...

  14. 75 FR 65261 - Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act; Public Accommodation (United States)


    ... Condominium Ass'n, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41601 (November 22, 2005) (condominium buildings may be covered as... characteristics normally associated with a hotel, motel, or inn); Thompson v. Sand Cliffs Owners Ass'n, Inc., 1998...

  15. 29 CFR 452.40 - Prior office holding. (United States)


    ... DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1959 Candidacy for Office; Reasonable Qualifications § 452.40 Prior office holding. A.... 26 26 Wirtz v. Hotel, Motel and Club Employees Union, Local 6, 391 U.S. 492 at 504. The Court stated...

  16. 29 CFR 779.301 - Statutory provisions. (United States)


    ..., cleaning, or repairing clothing or fabrics or an establishment engaged in the operation of a hospital... described in section 3(s), or (ii) Is in such an enterprise and is a hotel, motel or restaurant, or motion...

  17. agyen gyasi

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    This paper examines the staff turnover rates at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and .... Staff turnover rates and its implications ... 90 ... the total university budget should go to the libraries ...... Institute of the American Hotel and Motel.

  18. 41 CFR 301-50.8 - Are there any limits on travel arrangements I may make? (United States)


    ... Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 (the Act), as amended (see 5 U.S.C. 5707a). (2) When selecting a... that meet the fire safety requirements of the Act). (ii) Your agency has other contractual arrangements...

  19. Heaven and Hell at the Paradise Motel

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    Tessa Chudy


    Full Text Available This piece is taken from the novel “Heaven and Hell at the Paradise Motel” and the exegesis that together forms my PhD thesis. The three main strands of this thesis are Gothic, Noir and sense of place. The novel, ‘‘Heaven and Hell at the Paradise Motel”, is preoccupied with the natural environment, its subtle seasonal changes and the way the environment impacts on its human inhabitants and how they in turn affect it. The novel is, in a very Gothic sense, haunted by dreams, apparitions and narratives – specifically mini-narratives that reflect the nature of fairy tales, horror stories and urban myths. It contains elements of melodrama, horror, romance. The story follows a deeply dysfunctional family through a seasonal cycle: beginning in Spring and ending once again in Spring. A key focus for both the creative and the theoretical work was the everyday application of the Gothic and Noir – for example a house doesn’t have to be a castle to be haunted; people don’t have to be monsters to be monstrous. The dark, the strange, the sinister and the perverse lurk in the shadows of everyday reality, but also how these elements intertwined within the landscape.

  20. Interjöör kuningliku tõlla ja isemängiva kitarriga / Ell-Maaja Randküla

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    Randküla, Ell-Maaja, 1939-2016


    Tallinnas Rävala pst. 7 asuva kaupluse "Motel Paradise" sisekujundus. Autorid: Hannes Praks ja Margus Tammik, OÜ Kohvi. H. Praksist ja M. Tammikust, nende tähtsamad tööd. Ill.: kaks korruste plaani, 20 värv. vaadet, fotod sisearhitektidest

  1. Hospitality, Recreation, and Personal Service Occupations: Grade 8. Cluster V. (United States)

    Calhoun, Olivia H.

    A curriculum guide for grade 8, the document is devoted to the occupational cluster "Hospitality, Recreation, and Personal Service Occupations." It is divided into four units: recreational resources for education, employment, and professional opportunities; barbering and cosmetology; mortuary science; hotel-motel management. Each unit is…

  2. 48 CFR 22.1003-4 - Administrative limitations, variations, tolerances, and exemptions. (United States)


    ... application of micro-electronic circuitry or other technology of at least similar sophistication is an..., purchase cards, smart cards, and similar card services). (iii) Hotel/motel services for conferences... appraisers to assist Federal employees or military personnel in buying and selling homes (which shall not...

  3. Careers Canada, Volume 9: Careers in the Hospitality Industry. (United States)

    Department of Manpower and Immigration, Ottawa (Ontario).

    This booklet, designed for prospective job seekers, describes occupational opportunities within the food service, food preparation and hotel/motel industries in Canada. The preparatory training and job descriptions of cooks, chefs, tourist guides, waiters, hotel and restaurant managers, bartenders and front desk clerks are highlighted.…

  4. Information System Training, Usage, and Satisfaction: An Exploratory Study of the Hospitality Industry. (United States)

    Gardner, William L., III; Gundersen, David E.


    Discusses use of a mail survey to study the extent to which the hospitality industry employs various information technologies, including computer-mediated communication systems. Finds that hotel/motel size and chain affiliation are related to information system complexity, and that chain-affiliated hotels provide less computer and…

  5. 76 FR 16538 - Solid Waste Rail Transfer Facilities (United States)


    ... leaving in place the rules issued in 2009, which were drafted without any input from industry and other... discarded by residential dwellings, hotels, motels, and other similar permanent or temporary housing... notice concerning the acquisition shall include a statement that a solid waste rail transfer facility...

  6. 78 FR 3855 - Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations (United States)


    ..., such as hotel or motel rooms, convention centers, fairgrounds and restaurants, or sales at the buyer's... product; (4) high prices for low quality merchandise; and (5) the nuisance created by the uninvited... any traded-in property, cancelling and returning any security interests created in the transaction...

  7. 77 FR 2306 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Federal... (United States)


    ... Request, Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency... information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in... Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the...

  8. May I sleep in your bed? Getting permission to book

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    Karlsson, L.; Kemperman, A.D.A.M.; Dolnicar, S.


    Demand for tourist accommodation offered on peer-to-peer networks is skyrocketing. In such networks tourists can only book if the accommodation provider (host) gives their permission. Needing permission to book accommodation is radically new in tourism. No hotel, motel or B&B assesses a tourist

  9. Passenger Transportation and Travel Curriculum Guide. Final Report. (United States)

    Lininger, Carol

    This curriculum guide provides materials for a course in passenger transportation and travel. The four-credit, competency-based program provides students with skills necessary to obtain employment in the aviation industry, travel agencies, hotel/motel management, and car rental agencies. An overview of vocational-technical education at the school…

  10. Profieldiepten van personenautobanden in Nederland : bevindingen bij een aantal metingen in November 1976.

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    Schlösser, L.H.M. Blokpoel, A. & Harris, S.


    The Institute for Road Safety Research SWOV carried out an inspection of the tyres of approximately 6000 cars in the Netherlands during November 1976 in order to measure their tread-depths. The sample was taken at the parking lots of roadside restaurants, motels, and modern shopping centres and

  11. 41 CFR 301-11.17 - If my agency authorizes per diem reimbursement, will it reduce my M&IE allowance for a meal(s... (United States)


    ... for a complimentary meal(s) provided by a hotel/motel? 301-11.17 Section 301-11.17 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Travel Regulation System TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY) TRAVEL ALLOWANCES... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false If my agency authorizes...

  12. 75 FR 12167 - Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act; Public Accommodation (United States)


    ... pool or spa that is ``open exclusively to patrons of a hotel or other public accommodations facility... Web site at . B. Legal Analysis In adopting a reasonable interpretation of... ``an inn, hotel, motel, or other place of lodging, except for an establishment located within a...

  13. Report of the Technical Committee for Hospitality, Tourism, Recreation. (United States)

    Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.

    This color-coded committee report identifies the skills and knowledge required by employees in the hospitality/tourism/recreation occupational area. The reports of four subcommittees focused on food/beverage, hotel/motel, recreation/leisure, and travel/tourism skills are also included. Introductory materials include a general statement of the…

  14. 26 CFR 1.123-1 - Exclusion of insurance proceeds for reimbursement of certain living expenses. (United States)


    ... housing, meals obtained at restaurants which customarily would have been prepared in the residence... extent of the decrease for purposes of computing the limitation. (4) Examples. The application of this... restaurant. A and his spouse incur expenses of $200 for lodging at a motel, $180 for meals which customarily...

  15. 76 FR 50979 - Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of... (United States)


    ... tackle shops, and hotels and motels, in addition to environmental groups, student clubs, and other groups...- information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. This proposed... transaction; weight and actual ex-vessel price of red snapper landed and sold; and information necessary to...

  16. 41 CFR 301-11.12 - How does the type of lodging I select affect my reimbursement? (United States)


    ... lodgings. (Hotel/motel, boarding house, etc.) You will be reimbursed the single occupancy rate. (b) Government quarters. You will be reimbursed, as a lodging expense, the fee or service charge you pay for use... college dormitories or similar facilities or rooms not offered commercially but made available to the...

  17. Your Travel Dollar. Money Management. (United States)

    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.

    This illustrated guide was designed to familiarize consumers with planning a vacation trip, whether domestic or abroad. The guide covers setting up a budget; package tours; cruises and charter flights; travel agencies and clubs; and arranging stays in hotels/motels, rental condominiums, bed-and-breakfasts, hostels, campsites, and private…

  18. Understanding the Function of Emotional Eating: Does it Buffer the Stress Response and Help Us Cope (United States)


    potato chips are foods that are considered Emotional Eating and Coping 21 unhealthy foods to avoid, whereas grapes and dry roasted Tracey eating when at the motel when he yells at her and the baby? a) fried chicken b) hamburgers c) candy d) ice cream 6) When Tracey

  19. 10 CFR 434.516 - Building exterior envelope. (United States)


    ... Buildings for calculating the Energy Cost Budget. In calculating the Design Energy Consumption of the... assumptions for calculating the Energy Cost Budget and default assumptions for the Design Energy Consumption... without operable windows shall be assumed to be 0.038 cfm/ft2 of gross exterior wall. Hotels/motels and...

  20. 15 CFR 310.3 - Applications for Federal recognition. (United States)


    ...., number of hotel and motel units, number and type of restaurants, health facilities, etc.); (ii) evidence... and operation of the exposition. Actual “no strike” pledges are desirable. 9. Exhibit No. 9. A... the host community during the development and operation of the exposition. [40 FR 34107, Aug. 14, 1975...

  1. 41 CFR 301-11.15 - What expenses may be considered part of the daily lodging cost when I rent on a long-term basis? (United States)


    ... Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Travel Regulation System TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY) TRAVEL... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What expenses may be... the price of a hotel/motel room in the area concerned, the cost of special user fees (e.g., cable TV...

  2. Energy conservation system for inns, hotels, and motels

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    Johnson, P.J.; Mendoza, L.; Sodaro, D.


    The present invention provides a system for reducing the unproductive consumption of energy by equipment primarily intended to be operated during the presence of a person or thing in the area of operation of the equipment. The system renders the equipment operable during the time a person or thing is present within the area of operation and for a short period of time immediately thereafter. Except for the short period of time immediately after the person or thing exits the area of operation, the system renders the equipment inoperable during the time the person or thing is absent from the area of operation. Maintaining the equipment operable during the short period of time after the person or thing exits the area of operation reduces deleterious recycling which would otherwise occur in the event the area of operation were reentered within the short period of time. The system comprises detecting means for providing a presencedetected signal when a person or thing is present within the area of operation and an absence-detected signal otherwise. The system also comprises delay means responsive to said detecting means for providing a delay signal for a short period of time after the detecting means starts providing the absence-detected signal. The detecting means and delay means are coupled to output means which provides an enabling signal when any of the presence-detected signal and the delay signal are present and a disabling signal otherwise.


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    Aline Angeli


    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa buscou analisar nos sete motéis da cidade de Campo Mourão-PR, as condições para hospedagem de turistas e os espaços para a realização de eventos. Para isso foram avaliados os serviços ofertados, a infraestrutura disponível, o interesse do cliente e a viabilidade do uso dos motéis para a realização de eventos e hospedagem. Como metodologia de pesquisa, foram utilizados: o levantamento histórico e legal dos motéis; a observação como cliente oculto; pesquisa através de rede social e e-mail; e, por m, a entrevista e observação orientada. Veri cou-se que, de forma geral, os serviços prestados estão dentro de um padrão aceitável pelos clientes, porém há falta de espaço apropriado para a realização de um evento nesse ambiente. Palavras-chave: Motel. Eventos em Motel. Hospedagem alternativa.

  4. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Military Relocation (2012 Roadmap Adjustments) (United States)


    whether for cultural practices, recreation, tourism , or academic study would also diminish the cultural resources of Guam. MITIGATION MEASURES AND...opportunities for important cultural practices. Reduced access to cultural sites, whether for cultural practices, recreation, tourism , or academic study...playgrounds, active sports areas, parks, residences, motels, hotels, schools, churches, places of worship, libraries, and hospitals. C 72 (Exterior

  5. 29 CFR 1904.5 - Determination of work-relatedness. (United States)


    ... poisoning from food supplied by the employer, the case would be considered work-related. (v) The injury or... hotel, motel, or into an other temporary residence, he or she establishes a “home away from home.” You... temporary residence for their work-relatedness in the same manner as you evaluate the activities of a non...

  6. 75 FR 51103 - Notice of Public Meetings for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region's Subsistence... (United States)


    ... SRC and Wrangell-St. Elias SRC plan to meet to develop and continue work on National Park Service (NPS... reconvene on Thursday, October 7, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until business is completed. This meeting will be held at Fast Eddy's Motel and Restaurant located at Mile 1313 on the Alaska Highway in Tok, AK...

  7. On-site cell field test support program (United States)

    Staniunas, J. W.; Merten, G. P.


    Utility sites for data monitoring were reviewed and selected. Each of these sites will be instrumented and its energy requirements monitored and analyzed for one year prior to the selection of 40 Kilowatt fuel cell field test sites. Analyses in support of the selection of sites for instrumentation shows that many building sectors offered considerable market potential. These sectors include nursing home, health club, restaurant, industrial, hotel/motel and apartment.

  8. Social Networks, Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship


    Kerr, William R.; Mandorff, Martin


    We study the relationship between ethnicity, occupational choice, and entrepreneurship. Immigrant groups in the United States cluster in specific business sectors. For example, the concentration of Korean self-employment in dry cleaners is 34 times greater than other immigrant groups, and Gujarati-speaking Indians are similarly 108 times more concentrated in managing motels. We develop a model of social interactions where non-work relationships facilitate the acquisition of sector-specific sk...

  9. Forecasting Municipal and Industrial Water: IWR MAIN System User’s Guide for Interactive Processing and User’s Manual. (United States)



  10. Historical hotels in “Golden Prague”


    Bończak, Bartosz


    Prague, with its monuments of great historical and artistic value, has been gaining popularity in recent years. It has become one of the most important tourist destinations in Central Europe. This is the reason why hotel industry in this city is developing so quickly – there are 654 collective tourist accommodation establishments with 547 hotels, motels, pensions and residences, which is more than 83%. Establishments, located in the old, historical buildings, are among the m...

  11. Wake-up call

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    A recent roundtable discussion with energy buyers from major national accounts indicated that electric utilities have a long way to go to prove themselves worthy of customer loyalty. All too often standard utility rate and service practices are at odds with customer needs. This article presents comments from meeting attendees from McDonalds, Sears, TJ Maxx, Southland Corporation, Motel 6, and White Castle about customer needs and problems in utility company services and responses.

  12. Space Utilization Management within William Beaumont Army Medical Center (United States)


    coupons, drives a Toyota, and stays in low-priced motels when he travels on business. Keirlin does not, however, pinch pennies. The market value can be provided today and tomorrow. (Nevidjon, 2006) One technique used to improve office space is photo mapping. This term was coined by marketing ...scholar Phillip Kotler who suggests that walking through the facility and photographing the key areas of the patient’s areas can produce clues to

  13. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, FY84, Part 2 (Air Force Academy, Colorado-Zion, Illinois). (United States)



  14. Late neolithic pottery standardization: Application of statistical analyses

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    Vuković Jasna


    Full Text Available This paper defines the notion of standardization, presents the methodological approach to analysis, points to the problems and limitation arising in examination of materials from archaeological excavations, and presents the results of the analysis of coefficients of variation of metric parameters of the Late Neolithic vessels recovered at the sites of Vinča and Motel Slatina. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 177012: Society, the spiritual and material culture and communications in prehistory and early history of the Balkans

  15. Hotel smoking policies and their implementation: a survey of California hotel managers. (United States)

    Zakarian, Joy M; Quintana, Penelope J E; Winston, Carl H; Matt, Georg E


    Most states in the U.S. permit hotels to allow smoking in some guest rooms, and only five (Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin) require that all hotel and motel rooms be 100% smoke-free (State and local 100% smokefree hotel and motel guest room laws enacted as of July 3, 2017). Little is known, however, about how hotels' smoking policies have been implemented. This study examined hotels' smoking policies and their implementation. A telephone survey of a random sample of 383 California hotel managers was conducted. Overall, 60.6% of hotels reported that smoking was prohibited in all guest rooms, and 4.7% reported that smoking was prohibited everywhere on their property. While California law permitted smoking in up to 65% of guest rooms, only 6.9% of rooms were reported as smoking-permitted. Over 90% of hotels had smoking rooms scattered among nonsmoking rooms, and about half of the smoking hotels reported that guests requesting either smoking or nonsmoking rooms were sometimes assigned to the other room type. When guests smoked in nonsmoking rooms fees could be substantial, but were often uncollected. Hotel smoking policies and their implementation fall short of protecting nonsmoking guests and workers from exposure to secondhand and thirdhand smoke. Complete indoor smoking bans for all hotels are needed to close existing loopholes. Nonsmokers who wish to protect themselves from exposure to tobacco smoke should avoid hotels that permit smoking and instead stay in completely smoke-free hotels.

  16. The Technical and Economic Study of Solar-Wind Hybrid Energy System in Coastal Area of Chittagong, Bangladesh


    Podder, Shuvankar; Khan, Raihan Sayeed; Alam Mohon, Shah Md Ashraful


    The size optimization and economic evaluation of the solar-wind hybrid renewable energy system (RES) to meet the electricity demand of 276 kWh/day with 40 kW peak load have been determined in this study. The load data has been collected from the motels situated in the coastal areas of Patenga, Chittagong. RES in standalone as well as grid connected mode have been considered. The optimal system configurations have been determined based on systems net present cost (NPC) and cost of per unit ene...


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    Swegle, John A.; Tincher, Douglas J.


    The United States is concurrently pursuing the goals of reducing the size of its nuclear weapons force – strategic and non-strategic, deployed and non-deployed – and of modernizing the weapons it continues to possess. Many of the existing systems were deployed 30 to 50 years ago, and the modernization process can be expected to extend over the next decade or more. Given the impossibility of predicting the future over the lifetime of systems that could extend to the end of this century, it is essential that dead ends in force development be avoided, and the flexibility and availability of options be retained that allow for • Scalability downward in the event that further reductions are agreed upon; • Reposturing to respond to changes in threat levels and to new nuclear actors; and • Breakout response in the event that a competitor significantly increases its force size or force capability, In this paper, we examine the current motivations for reductions and modernization; review a number of historical systems and the attendant capabilities that have been eliminated in recent decades; discuss the current path forward for the U.S. nuclear force; provide a view of the evolving deterrence situation and our assessment of the uncertainties involved; and present examples of possibly problematic directions in force development. We close with our thoughts on how to maintain flexibility and the availability of options for which a need might recur in the future.

  18. Characterization of commercial building appliances. Final report

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    Patel, R.F.; Teagan, P.W.; Dieckmann, J.T.


    This study focuses on ``other`` end-uses category. The purpose of this study was to determine the relative importance of energy end-use functions other than HVAC and lighting for commercial buildings, and to identify general avenues and approaches for energy use reduction. Specific energy consuming technologies addressed include non-HVAC and lighting technologies in commercial buildings with significant energy use to warrant detailed analyses. The end-uses include office equipment, refrigeration, water heating, cooking, vending machines, water coolers, laundry equipment and electronics other than office equipment. The building types include offices, retail, restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels/motels, grocery stores, and warehouses.


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    Swegle, J.; Tincher, D.


    This paper briefly summarizes the series in which we consider the possibilities for losing, or compromising, key capabilities of the U.S. nuclear force in the face of modernization and reductions. The first of the three papers takes an historical perspective, considering capabilities that were eliminated in past force reductions. The second paper is our attempt to define the needed capabilities looking forward in the context of the current framework for force modernization and the current picture of the evolving challenges of deterrence and assurance. The third paper then provides an example for each of our undesirable outcomes: the creation of roach motels, box canyons, and wrong turns.

  20. Photovoltaic demonstration project. Final report

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    Jicarilla Apache Tribe


    The Jicarilla Apache Nation is in Rio Arriba County in North Central New Mexico. The photovoltaic project was installed at the Dulce High School in the town of Dulce. Dulce is in the most northern part of the reservation near the New Mexico/Colorado boundary and can be reached from the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe, hence to the town of Chama along U.S. Highway 84 to the junction of U.S. Highway 64. Dulce is about 12 miles west of the junction along U.S. Highway 64. Dulce community is in the mountainous part of the Nation with a population of about 4000. No industry exists in the community, however, a few commercial sites do exist such as a motel, restaurants, gas stations, food and liquor stores

  1. Occupational injuries due to violence. (United States)

    Hales, T; Seligman, P J; Newman, S C; Timbrook, C L


    Each year in the United States, an estimated 800 to 1,400 people are murdered at work, and an unknown number of nonfatal injuries due to workplace violence occur. Based on Ohio's workers' compensation claims from 1983 through 1985, police officers, gasoline service station employees, employees of the real estate industry, and hotel/motel employees were found to be at the highest risk for occupational violent crime (OVC) injury and death. Grocery store employees, specifically those working in convenience food stores, and employees of the real estate industry had the most reported rapes. Four previously unidentified industries at increased risk of employee victimization were described. Identification of industries and occupations at high risk for crime victimization provides the opportunity to focus preventive strategies to promote employee safety and security in the workplace.

  2. Renewable Energy Research & Development

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    Jicarilla Apache Tribe


    The Jicarilla Apache Nation is in Rio Arriba County in North Central New Mexico. The photovoltaic project was installed at the Dulce High School in the town of Dulce. Dulce is in the most northern part of the reservation near the New Mexico/Colorado boundary and can be reached from the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe, hence to the town of Chama along U.S. Highway 84 to the junction of U.S. Highway 64. Dulce is about 12 miles west of the junction along U.S. Highway 64. Dulce community is in the mountainous part of the Nation with a population of about 4000. No industry exists in the community, however, a few commercial sites do exist such as a motel, restaurants, gas stations, food and liquor stores.

  3. La consolidación del antihéroe como fenómeno en la ficción serial

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    Sara González Fernández


    Full Text Available Asesinos en serie(s es una obra colectiva en la que se aborda el fenómeno del serial killer desde una perspectiva multidisciplinar. En ella, Alberto Hermida y Víctor Hernández-Santaolalla coordinan el trabajo de veinte investigadores y profesores de diversos ámbitos del conocimiento, los cuales ofrecen todas las claves necesarias para comprender los aspectos que se ocultan y que, a su vez, posibilitan la representación del asesino en la ficción televisiva. Dexter, Hannibal, Bates Motel, True Detective o The Following, son algunas de las exitosas series de referencia en las que se adentra este volumen para analizar exhaustivamente aspectos como la representación, las relaciones y el perfil psicopático de este personaje en la ficción serial.

  4. Country watch: Nicaragua. (United States)

    Pauw, J


    The Association of Workers for Education, Health and Social Integration (TESIS) works with commercial sex workers to control HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in Nicaragua through free condom distribution and education. Education includes group work, individual counseling, and demonstrations of correct condom use. Condoms are also distributed to the motels frequented by commercial sex workers. When the Condom Social Marketing (CSM) project in Central America started, it sold condoms of the same quality as the ones offered by TESIS; thus the condom donors reduced their donations, and in turn, TESIS lost its normal quota for free condom distribution. Because of this situation, TESIS dealt with a condom promotion scheme at a lower cost for the poorest women. Condom quality did not deteriorate as products only came with simpler packaging. TESIS fills the gap which CSM missed.

  5. New policies and measures for saving a great manmade reservoir providing drinking water for 20 million people in the Republic of Korea. (United States)

    Ahn, K H


    Water quality of the Paldang reservoir, the largest drinking water supply source in the Republic Korea provides raw water for about 20 million people living in Seoul Metropolitan area. Water quality has been deteriorating mainly due to improperly treated livestock waste and domestic wastewater discharged from motels, restaurants, and private homes. A recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) showed that the water quality of this reservoir has been identified as Class III must contain less than 6 ppm of BOD, which will require advanced purification treatment before it can be used as drinking water. The MOE also announced that this water source would no longer be potable unless wastewater in the catchment is treated efficiently. To protect drinking water resources, the MOE has set up comprehensive management. These programmes include new regulations, measures, land use planning and economic incentives.

  6. Tax revenue in Mississippi communities following implementation of smoke-free ordinances: an examination of tourism and economic development tax revenues. (United States)

    McMillen, Robert; Shackelford, Signe


    There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. More than 60 Mississippi communities have passed smoke-free ordinances in the past six years. Opponents claim that these ordinances harm local businesses. Mississippi law allows municipalities to place a tourism and economic development (TED) tax on local restaurants and hotels/motels. The objective of this study is to examine the impact of these ordinances on TED tax revenues. This study applies a pre/post quasi-experimental design to compare TED tax revenue before and after implementing ordinances. Descriptive analyses indicated that inflation-adjusted tax revenues increased during the 12 months following implementation of smoke-free ordinances while there was no change in aggregated control communities. Multivariate fixed-effects analyses found no statistically significant effect of smoke-free ordinances on hospitality tax revenue. No evidence was found that smoke-free ordinances have an adverse effect on the local hospitality industry.

  7. Plan de negocios para la creación del motel "Los Molinos" en el sector de Locoa.


    Herrera, Madelen; Rodríguez, Nancy; Parreño, Verónica


    Hoy todos vivimos en un mundo competitivo; nuevos estilos de vida, diferentes modos de educación y la globalización que se alimenta de un sin numero de canales de información, nos cuestionan constantemente como adaptarnos, como lograr ser exitosos y trascender en las actividades que desempeñamos, tanto en el ámbito laboral, como en nuestra vida diaria, con nuestros hijos y familia. De esta manera el hombre pasa por un agotamiento tanto físico como mental, conocido comúnmente como estrés, no i...

  8. Analysis of the dynamics of major tourism indices regarding infrastructure and tourist flows in hotels from Suceava county

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    George CHEIA


    Full Text Available Among the types of accomodation units known andaccepted in tourism, hotels are the category that can provide the mostvarious services ranging from the highest quality, up to standardmedium and low. Suceava is not characterized by a very high number ofsuch establishments, but diversification of this structure subtypesresulted in an increased dynamics of their numbers. This analysis coversthe 'classic hotels`and its newer subtypes youth hotels (according to theold classifications, hostels and motels. Changes in these forms ofaccommodation and in key tourism indicators (number of structures,accomodation capacity, accomodation capacity/days, Romanian andforeign tourists accomodated, overnight stays - Romanian and foreigntourists within them, was done for the years between 1995-2013 (withdata from 2012, and this study aims to highlight the real evolution ofthis type of accommodation in Suceava compared between differenttime intervals and reported to the main types, locations: balnearyresorts, mountain resorts, towns, municipalities, other localities. For aproper analysis and performance, I used a number of tools specific tothe SPSS statistic programme.


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    Stephen Verderber


    Full Text Available A substantial literature exists on commercial vernacular architecture in North America. This literature has examined everyday places and iconic building types including suburbia, roadside motels, vintage diners, fast food franchises, residential trailer parks, signage, unique commercial establishments, and shopping malls. These places and buildings are generally classified as expressions of folk vernacular culture. In response, Attention Restoration Theory, an environmental cognition perspective based in human information processing research, provided the foundation for an investigation of the food truck/ trailer and its immediate installation context within a North American case study context. Visual documentation, interviews, and archival fieldwork provided the basis for the articulation of a typology. These structures were found to express automaticity, as satisfying the timeless human preference for association with nature, a sense of psychological respite, and as a physical setting visually distinct from its larger urban environment context. Directions for future research on this topic are outlined together with insights for application by architects and urban planners.

  10. Geothermal resource assessment of Ouray, Colorado. Resource series 15

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    Zacharakis, T.G.; Ringrose, C.D.; Pearl, R.H.


    In 1979, a program was initiated to delineate the geological features controlling the occurrence of geothermal resources in Colorado. In the Ouray area, this effort consisted of geological mapping, soil mercury geochemical surveys and resistivity geophysical surveys. The soil mercury obtained inconclusive results, with the Box Canyon area indicating a few anomalous values, but these values are questionable and probably are due to the hot spring activity and mineralization within the Leadville limestone rock. One isolated locality indicating anomalous values was near the Radium Springs pool and ball park, but this appears to be related to warm waters leaking from a buried pipe or from the Uncompahgre River. The electrical resistivity survey however, indicated several areas of low resistivity zones namely above the Box Canyon area, the power station area and the Wiesbaden Motel area. From these low zones it is surmised that the springs are related to a complex fault system which serves as a conduit for the deep circulation of ground waters through the system.

  11. Philadelphia's community based drug abuse program: broader medical and social concepts. (United States)

    Schut, J


    The rehabilitation of drug dependent people has undergone drastic changes since first attempts were made to curb the abuse of illegal drugs. The isolated law-enforcement model proved to be of no use in this area. So, too, the medical model, the psychological model and the public health model proved disappointingly low in their results. During the last ten years, a so-called "metabolic replacement model" has had its upsurge, creating a controversy still under discussion. The Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Programs of the West Philadelphia Community Mental Health Consortium, Inc. have been in the forefront with its treatment models. Established in 1968 as a purely methadone maintenance program, it has evolved into becoming a model, applying community mental health principles. This paper will explore this model further, describing the mechanics of its changes. From a municipal hospital-based methadone dispensing station, the program has developed into a multi-modality project. Three decentralized drug-free outpatient services are located in the midst of the community where the drug abuse problem is more accute. Outreach is emphasized and case-funding is applied. A possibly unique river-front motel was just acquired for the development of a community-based treatment modality. The 94 rooms were converted into a first-floor alcoholism program which also has a "highway safety program" and an intermediate care facility for alcoholics. The second floor of this facility contains outpatient services for the treatment of drug addicts, including a methadone maintenance program, counselling, family therapy and group therapy. The place where most of the emphasis has been placed is the Work Rehabilitation Center (a novel approach whereby patients will spend up to six hours in "partial hospitalization"). Clients will be tested for vocational aptitude and four workshops will be developed on the premises - carpentry, automotive, electricity and clerical. A huge cafeteria with a semi

  12. Indoor smoking ordinances in workplaces and public places in Kansas. (United States)

    Neuberger, John S; Davis, Ken; Nazir, Niaman; Dunton, Nancy; Winn, Kimberly; Jacquot, Sandy; Moler, Don


    The purpose of this study was to investigate the preferences of elected city officials regarding the need for a statewide clean indoor air law and to analyze the content of local smoking ordinances. A survey of elected officials in 57 larger Kansas cities obtained information on the perceived need for statewide legislation, venues to be covered, and motivating factors. Clean indoor air ordinances from all Kansas cities were analyzed by venue. The survey response rate was 190 out of 377 (50.4%) for elected officials. Over 70% of the respondents favored or strongly favored greater restrictions on indoor smoking. Sixty percent favored statewide legislation. Among these, over 80% favored restrictions in health care facilities, theaters, indoor sports arenas (including bowling alleys), restaurants, shopping malls, lobbies, enclosed spaces in outdoor arenas, and hotel/motel rooms. Officials who had never smoked favored a more restrictive approach. Employee and public health concerns were cited as influential by 76%-79% of respondents. Thirty-eight ordinances, covering over half of the state's population, were examined. They varied considerably in their exemptions. Official's attitudes toward smoking regulations were associated with their smoking status. The examination of existing ordinances revealed a piecemeal approach to smoking regulations.

  13. [Availability of condoms in Mexico City]. (United States)

    Hernández-Girón, C; Cruz-Valdez, A; Quiterio-Trenado, M; Avila-Burgos, L; Peruga, A; Hernández-Avila, M


    At the beginning of 1999, Mexico occupied third place, after USA and Brazil, in the number of accumulated cases of AIDS (38,390 notified cases) in America. More than 80% of the cases corresponded to men between 20 and 44 years old. The transmission by sexual route has increased in both sexes, the proportion of men infected by sexual contact increased from 85% in 1991 to 90% in 1998 and in women this proportion increased from 41% in 1991 to 57% in 1998. The ratio male/female of cases of AIDS has varied from 17:1 in 1983 to 6:1 in 1998. Condom use is considered an effective method for the prevention of the transmission of STI's/HIV and therefore the availability is of paramount importance to promote use with the finality of combating these diseases. A simple randomized sampling was done in 612 establishments that included: drugstore, bars and nightclubs, hotels and motels, self-service shops and health centers in Mexico City, where am cross sectional study was performed during June and July of 1995, to evaluate the availability of condoms considering three important items: a) percent per capita required to buy an annual endowment of 100 condoms in comparison with this same indicator reported in other countries; b) physical availability, on behalf of the Secretaría de Salud, Mexico City, that considers the volume of existing condoms to be utilized for a year by the public sector in this city; c) physical availability of condoms in different evaluated locations. In order to purchase an annual supply of condoms an individual needs the assign $500 (Pesos) which represents 2.3 to 2.6% of the annual GNP per capita for 1998 and 1997 respectively. The physical availability of condoms, on behalf of the Secretaría de Salud, Mexico City, was 94.9% in health centers. In drugstores, hotels and motels, self-service shops, bars and nightclubs the availability of condoms was 100%, 82.9%, 75% and 1.2%, respectively. It has been documented that the adequate use of condom is an

  14. The Technical and Economic Study of Solar-Wind Hybrid Energy System in Coastal Area of Chittagong, Bangladesh

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    Shuvankar Podder


    Full Text Available The size optimization and economic evaluation of the solar-wind hybrid renewable energy system (RES to meet the electricity demand of 276 kWh/day with 40 kW peak load have been determined in this study. The load data has been collected from the motels situated in the coastal areas of Patenga, Chittagong. RES in standalone as well as grid connected mode have been considered. The optimal system configurations have been determined based on systems net present cost (NPC and cost of per unit energy (COE. A standalone solar-wind-battery hybrid system is feasible and economically comparable to the present cost of diesel based power plant if 8% annual capacity shortage is allowed. Grid tied solar-wind hybrid system, where more than 70% electricity contribution is from RES, is economically comparable to present grid electricity price. Moreover, grid tied RES results in more than 60% reduction in greenhouse gases emission compared to the conventional grid. Sensitivity analysis has been performed in this study to determine the effect of capital cost variation or renewable resources variation on the system economy. Simulation result of sensitivity analysis has showed that 20% reduction of installation cost results in nearly 9%–12% reductions in cost of per unit energy.

  15. Residential and commercial space heating and cooling with possible greenhouse operation; Baca Grande development, San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final report

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    Goering, S.W.; Garing, K.L.; Coury, G.E.; Fritzler, E.A.


    A feasibility study was performed to evaluate the potential of multipurpose applications of moderate-temperature geothermal waters in the vicinity of the Baca Grande community development in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. The project resource assessment, based on a thorough review of existing data, indicates that a substantial resource likely exists in the Baca Grande region capable of supporting residential and light industrial activity. Engineering designs were developed for geothermal district heating systems for space heating and domestic hot water heating for residences, including a mobile home park, an existing motel, a greenhouse complex, and other small commercial uses such as aquaculture. In addition, a thorough institutional analysis of the study area was performed to highlight factors which might pose barriers to the ultimate commercial development of the resource. Finally, an environmental evaluation of the possible impacts of the proposed action was also performed. The feasibility evaluation indicates the economics of the residential areas are dependent on the continued rate of housing construction. If essentially complete development could occur over a 30-year period, the economics are favorable as compared to existing alternatives. For the commercial area, the economics are good as compared to existing conventional energy sources. This is especially true as related to proposed greenhouse operations. The institutional and environmental analyses indicates that no significant barriers to development are apparent.

  16. Commercial equipment loads: End-Use Load and Consumer Assessment Program (ELCAP)

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    Pratt, R.G.; Williamson, M.A.; Richman, E.E.; Miller, N.E.


    The Office of Energy Resources of the Bonneville Power Administration is generally responsible for the agency's power and conservation resource planning. As associated responsibility which supports a variety of office functions is the analysis of historical trends in and determinants of energy consumption. The Office of Energy Resources' End-Use Research Section operates a comprehensive data collection program to provide pertinent information to support demand-side planning, load forecasting, and demand-side program development and delivery. Part of this on-going program is known as the End-Use Load and Consumer Assessment Program (ELCAP), an effort designed to collect electricity usage data through direct monitoring of end-use loads in buildings. This program is conducted for Bonneville by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory. This report provides detailed information on electricity consumption of miscellaneous equipment from the commercial portion of ELCAP. Miscellaneous equipment includes all commercial end-uses except heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and central lighting systems. Some examples of end-uses covered in this report are office equipment, computers, task lighting, refrigeration, and food preparation. Electricity consumption estimates, in kilowatt-hours per square food per year, are provided for each end-use by building type. The following types of buildings are covered: office, retail, restaurant, grocery, warehouse, school, university, and hotel/motel. 6 refs., 35 figs., 12 tabs.

  17. Family planning / sex education / teenage pregnancy. (United States)


    The Alan Guttmacher Institute's State Reproductive Health Monitor provides legislative information on family planning, sex education, and teenage pregnancy. The listing contains information on pending bills; the state, the identifying legislation number, the sponsor, the committee, the date the bill was introduced, a description of the bill, and when available, the bill's status. From January through February, 1993, the bills cover a wide range of regulation and social policy including: appropriations for family planning services; Norplant implants for women receiving AFDC benefits; the requirement that health insurance policies provide coverage for contraception services; the repeal of the sterilization procedure review committee; since a need for such a committee has vanished; requiring hotels, motels, and innkeepers to offer condoms for sale to registered guests; allowing male and female public assistance recipients between ages 18-35 who submit to sterilization operations to be eligible to receive a $2,000 grant; a provision that no more children may be included in the size of the family, for the purpose of determining the amount of AFDC benefits that a family may receive, than at the time that eligibility was determined, and that before a family with 2 or more children can receive AFDC benefits, the woman must consent to and have surgically implanted Norplant or a similar reversible birth control device with a 5-year or longer effectiveness.

  18. Effect of seasonal changes in use patterns and cold inlet water temperature on water-heating loads

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    Abrams, D.W.; Shedd, A.C. [D.W. Abrams, P.E. and Associates, Atlanta, GA (United States)


    This paper presents long-term test data obtained in 20 commercial buildings and 16 residential sites. The information illustrates the effects of variations in hot water load determinants and the effect on energy use. It also is useful as a supplement to the load profiles presented in the ASHRAE Handbooks and other design references. The commercial facilities include supermarkets, fast-food restaurants, full-service restaurants, commercial kitchens, a motel, a nursing home, a hospital, a bakery, and laundry facilities. The residential sites ere selected to provide test sites with higher-than-average hot water use. They include 13 single-family detached residences, one 14-unit apartment building, and two apartment laundries. Test data are available at measurement intervals of 1 minute for the residential sites and 15 minutes for the commercial sites. Summary data in tabular and graphical form are presented for average daily volumetric hot water use and cold inlet water temperature. Measured cold inlet water temperature and volumetric hot water use figures are compared to values typically used for design and analysis. Conclusions are offered regarding the effect of cold water inlet temperature and variations in hot water use on water-heating load and energy use. Recommendations for the use of the information presented in water-heating system design, performance optimization, and performance analysis conclude the paper.




  20. Vocational Assessment for Special Needs Individuals. Workshop Report to Participants, State Invitational Model Building Workshop (Sheraton-Tara Motel, Framingham, Massachusetts, January 24-25, 1980). (United States)

    Stodden, Robert A.; And Others

    A project was conducted to bridge the gap between the conceptualized model of vocational evaluation within a rehabilitation framework and the needs of a changing career development model within an educational setting. The project focus was on ascertaining the state of the art of vocational assessment of special needs individuals, then building a…

  1. A look at commercial buildings in 1995: Characteristics, energy consumption, and energy expenditures

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    The commercial sector consists of business establishments and other organizations that provide services. The sector includes service businesses, such as retail and wholesale stores, hotels and motels, restaurants, and hospitals, as well as a wide range of facilities that would not be considered commercial in a traditional economic sense, such as public schools, correctional institutions, and religious and fraternal organizations. Nearly all energy use in the commercial sector takes place in, or is associated with, the buildings that house these commercial activities. Analysis of the structures, activities, and equipment associated with different types of buildings is the clearest way to evaluate commercial sector energy use. The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is a national-level sample survey of commercial buildings and their energy suppliers conducted quadrennially (previously triennially) by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The target population for the 1995 CBECS consisted of all commercial buildings in the US with more than 1,000 square feet of floorspace. Decision makers, businesses, and other organizations that are concerned with the use of energy--building owners and managers, regulators, legislative bodies and executive agencies at all levels of government, utilities and other energy suppliers--are confronted with a buildings sector that is complex. Data on major characteristics (e.g., type of building, size, year constructed, location) collected from the buildings, along with the amount and types of energy the buildings consume, help answer fundamental questions about the use of energy in commercial buildings.

  2. Development of technology and systems for air-conditioned and cogenerations using natural gas; Desenvolvimento de tecnologia e sistemas para climatizaco e cogeracao usando gas natural

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    Santos, Carlos Antonio Cabral dos; Varani, Celina Maria Ribeiro [Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB), Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil). Lab. de Energia Solar; Campos, Michel Fabianski [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)


    This preset work deal with a technological project that has as main objective the development of national technology in absorption refrigeration for application in the human thermal comfort with natural gas as energy source in direct fired or through energy recuperation of the combustion gases in cogeneration systems. This project makes part of the REDEGASENERGY and also receive financial support from CT-PETRO founds through FINEP, and also has as partner the local gas distributed company. The focus to be reached is the obtaining of a system of double effect using the solution pair Water-Lithium Bromide as work fluid to the capacity range of five to fifty tons of refrigeration. This range means a important branch on the market for minis-shopping, medical clinics, conveniences shopping, small hotels, motels, etc. The system is compound basically of heat exchangers: vapor generator, absorber, condenser, evaporator and intermediary exchanger. The design of the system is based on the thermodynamic, heat and mass analyses for each component. The concepts of exergy and irreversibility are used for through second thermodynamic law to realize the exegetic analysis and to identify the points of the most thermal lost. The correction on the identified components allows the improvements on the performance of each components and all system. As proposed steps to reach the final objective is established first the development of a single effect system operating in similar conditions of capacity and work fluid that the intended double effect system. (author)

  3. Recruitment of Caribbean female commercial sex workers at high risk of HIV infection

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate novel eligibility criteria and outreach methods to identify and recruit women at high risk of HIV-1 infection in the Caribbean. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in 2009-2012 among 799 female commercial sex workers in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. Minimum eligibility criteria included exchange of sex for goods, services, or money in the previous 6 months and unprotected vaginal or anal sex with a man during the same period. Sites used local epidemiology to develop more stringent eligibility criteria and recruitment strategies. Participants were asked questions about HIV/AIDS and their level of concern about participating in an HIV vaccine trial. Logistic regression modeling was used to assess predictors of prevalent HIV infection and willingness to participate in a future HIV vaccine study. RESULTS: HIV prevalence at screening was 4.6%. Crack cocaine use [odds ratio (OR = 4.2, 95% confidence interval (CI (1.8-9.0] was associated with and having sex with clients in a hotel or motel [OR = 0.5, CI (0.3-1.0] was inversely associated with HIV infection. A total of 88.9% of enrolled women were definitely or probably willing to participate in a future HIV vaccine trial. CONCLUSIONS: This study indicated that local eligibility criteria and recruitment methods can be developed to identify and recruit commercial sex workers with higher HIV prevalence than the general population who express willingness to join an HIV vaccine trial.

  4. Turning a Blind Eye: Public Support of Emergency Housing Policies for Sex Offenders. (United States)

    Socia, Kelly M; Dum, Christopher P; Rydberg, Jason


    In this study, we examine the influences of citizen decision making in the context of four policy scenarios that would affect the living conditions of sex offenders (SOs) residing at an "emergency shelter" budget motel. We surveyed 773 citizens in an online survey about their support for four policy scenarios that would improve the living conditions of SOs: (a) at no cost to the respondent, (b) in exchange for a US$100 tax increase, and (c) by relocating SOs within the respondent's neighborhood (i.e., "in my backyard"/IMBY scenario). The fourth scenario involved moving nearby SOs into substandard housing located far away from the respondent (i.e., "not in my backyard"/NIMBY). While prior research finds that the public overwhelmingly supports punitive SO policies, we find that indifference is a mainstay of public opinion about improving SO housing conditions. That is, we find only modest levels of average support for any of the policy scenarios, and policy support decreased when increased taxes would be involved, compared with a "no cost" scenario. While no respondent characteristics significantly predicted policy support consistently across all four scenarios, some scenarios showed stark differences in support when considering specific respondent characteristics. Overall, these results suggest that what does affect support depends on the details of the policy being proposed, as well as who is considering the policy. We end by discussing the policy implications of our study for both policymakers and the public.

  5. Hazards of Illicit Methamphetamine Production and Efforts at Reduction: Data from the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance System (United States)

    Melnikova, Natalia; Welles, Wanda Lizak; Wilburn, Rebecca E.; Rice, Nancy; Wu, Jennifer; Stanbury, Martha


    Objectives. Methamphetamine (meth) is a highly addictive drug of abuse that can easily be made in small illegal laboratories from household chemicals that are highly toxic and dangerous. Meth labs have been found in locations such as homes, outbuildings, motels, and cars. Its production endangers the “cook,” neighbors, responders, and the environment. This article describes surveillance data used to examine the emergence and public health impacts of illicit clandestine meth labs, as well as two states' efforts to thwart lab operations and prevent responder injuries. Methods. We analyzed data collected from 2001 to 2008 by 18 states participating in the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) Program to examine the occurrence and public health impacts of clandestine meth production. Results. HSEES data indicate that the majority of clandestine meth lab events occurred in residential areas. About 15% of meth lab events required evacuation. Nearly one-fourth of these events resulted in injuries, with 902 reported victims. Most victims (61%) were official responders, and one-third were members of the general public. Since 2004, with the implementation of local and federal laws and prevention activities, the number of meth lab events has declined. Increased education and training of first responders has led to decreased injuries among police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. Conclusions. HSEES data provided a good data source for monitoring the emergence of domestic clandestine meth production, the associated public health effects, and the results of state and federal efforts to promote actions to address the problem. PMID:21563719

  6. "Are we moving again this week?" Children's experiences of homelessness in Victoria, Australia. (United States)

    Kirkman, Maggie; Keys, Deborah; Bodzak, Daria; Turner, Alina


    This research aimed to gain insight into the homelessness experience of children accommodated in transitional support services in an urban setting in Australia. It joins a limited international literature. Interviews incorporating interactive activities were conducted with 20 children aged 6-12 from diverse ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, most of whom were living in supported accommodation. Twelve parents/guardians were also interviewed. Children had experienced between 3 and 11 changes of residence, including hotels or motels, refuges, sleeping rough or in cars, rooming or boarding houses, and caravan parks. It was evident that homelessness adversely affected children's sense of security, mood, behaviour, physical health, education, and overall experience of childhood. As families moved from one temporary accommodation to the next, they often lost touch with the extended family and their friends, became disconnected from any sense of community, and did without familiar possessions, treasures, toys, and pets. Experiencing chaotic sequences of accommodation could leave children feeling confused, insecure, sad, and angry. It could make children feel responsible for their discouraged and unwell parents and their younger siblings. Homelessness made many children expect instability as a way of life. Children continued to be affected by problems that preceded or precipitated homelessness, such as family violence, broken relationships, and parents grappling with drug and alcohol dependence. The overwhelming conclusion to be drawn from this research is that children affected by homelessness need security, stability, and the chance to become and remain part of a community. (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Influence of thickness of zinc coating on CMT welding-brazing with AlSi5 alloy wire (United States)

    Jin, Pengli; Wang, Zhiping; Yang, Sinan; Jia, Peng


    Effect of thickness of zinc coating on Cold Mattel Transfer (CMT) brazing of aluminum and galvanized steel is investigated. The thickness of zinc coating is 10 μm, 30 μm, and 60 μm, respectively. A high-speed camera was used to capture images of welding process of different specimens; the microstructure and composition analyses of the welding seam were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS); the mechanical properties were measured in the form of Nano-indentation experiments. The results showed that arc characteristics and metal transfer behavior were unsteady at the beginning of welding process and that became stable after two cycles of CMT. With the thickness of zinc coating thickening, arc characteristics and metal transfer behaviors were more deteriorated. Compared with 10 μm and 30 μm, clad appearance of 60 μm was straight seam edges and a smooth surface which wetting angle was 60°. Zinc-rich zone at the seam edges was formed by zinc dissolution and motel pool oscillating, and zinc content of 10 μm and 30 μm were 5.8% and 7.75%. Zinc content of 60 μm was 14.61%, and it was a belt between galvanized steel and welding seam. The thickness of intermetallic compounds layer was in the range of 1-8 μm, and it changed with the thickness of zinc coating. The average hardness of the reaction layer of 60 μm is 9.197 GPa.

  8. Six days on the road? Never again : service industry appeals to producers for help resolving hours of service issues

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    Lorenz, A.W.


    Road accidents are a leading cause of work-related deaths in western Canada. Northern Alberta has 3 times as many motor vehicle accidents per capita as the rest of the province. The federal government has heavily invested in the development of new rules mandating the amount of rest that drivers are now required to have before driving vehicles. However, the rules impose restrictions that difficult for oilfield workers to adhere to. The new rules reduce the maximum number of hours a worker may work, and state that workers must have 1 or 3 days off every 7 or 14 days. Workers in the oil and gas industry often need to travel long distances to remote areas where sleep accommodations are not available. Under the new standard, waiting time on location cannot be considered as off-duty, and drivers are not allowed to clock standby time as off-duty, nor are they permitted to sleep in the truck's sleeper berth on lease sites. Many trucks are not equipped with sleeper berths, and there is currently a critical shortage of motel accommodations in Alberta. A recent meeting conducted by various agencies to address the new driving standards has resulted in a request for sleeper berth permits. The agencies will also provide an effective means of verifying that a driver has had access to sleeping accommodation under the terms of the suggested sleeper berth alternative. It was concluded that if Transport Canada agrees to give Alberta the authority to grant permits, it will help to resolve issues unique to Alberta's oilfield contractors. 2 figs.

  9. Microwave Cooking Practices in Minnesota Food Service Establishments. (United States)

    Hedeen, Nicole; Reimann, David; Everstine, Karen


    Uneven cooking due to consumer use of microwave ovens to cook food products that have been prepared but are not ready to eat has been a documented risk factor in several foodborne disease outbreaks. However, the use of microwave ovens in restaurants and other food service establishments has not been well documented. The aim of this study was to describe the types of food service establishments that use microwave ovens, how these ovens are used, types of foods heated or cooked in these ovens, types of microwave ovens used in food service establishments, and the level of compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. From 2008 to 2009, the Minnesota Department of Health collected data from a convenience sample of 60 food establishments within the state. Facility types included fast-food restaurants, sit-down restaurants, school food service, nursing homes, hotels and motels, and daycare centers. Food preparation practices were classified as prep-serve, cookserve, or complex. Minnesota environmental health specialists administered a study questionnaire to managers during routine inspections. Establishments included in this study reported using microwave ovens primarily to warm commercial ready-to-eat products (67%) and to warm foods for palatability (50%). No minimum temperatures are required for these processes because these foods do not require pathogen destruction. However, food establishments using complex preparation practices more often reported using microwave ovens for multiple processes and for processes that require pathogen destruction. For establishments that did report microwave oven use for food requiring pathogen destruction, the majority of managers reported following most FDA recommendations for cooking and reheating for hot-holding potentially hazardous foods, but many did not report letting food stand for 2 min after cooking. Additional training on stand time after microwave cooking could be beneficial because of low reporting


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    Full Text Available Tackling the topic regarding the spatial distribution of the accommodation/lodging infrastructure of Mureş County for the entire transition period required first and foremost a quantitative analysis, with data sets from the National Institute of Statistics - Mureş Statistics Department, and the Ministry of Tourism. After collecting the statistical data, we processed and interpreted the data by creating tables, graphics, and maps, which improved our scientific endeavour. The aim of this paper was primarily to offer a general view of the existing accommodation capacity, from hotels to agrotouristic lodgings, classified by size and comfort level. According to the ministry, the accommodation infrastructure of Mureş County comprised of 373 units with 11,466 beds in 2016 (17.8% of the total accommodation units and 26% of the existing beds in the Central Region. Most units were hotels with 4,832 beds, more than half being medium sized units (50-200 beds, rated with 3 stars, followed by touristic pensions with 3,206 beds, mostly located in Sovata, Sighişoara, and Târgu-Mureş, motels with 805 beds, touristic villas with 581 beds, campings with 549 beds, rooms for rent with 531 beds, hostels with 329 beds, tourist stops with 222 beds, touristic and hunting lodges, 208 beds, agrotouristic pensions, 169 beds, rented apartments, 66 beds and vacation villages, 22 beds. Mureş County, according to the Ministry of Tourism, has only one national designated touristic resort, Sovata, being the most complex and intricate touristic development (117 units with 4,179 beds, and one local resort, Sângeorgiu de Mureş (7 units with 202 beds. In 2016, there were 1,035 705 overnight stays made by 517,111 tourists, with an average of 2 overnight stays/tourist.

  11. Divergencias asociadas al desarrollo turístico en destinos costeros de la región noroeste de México.

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    Reyna Maria Ibañez Pérez


    Full Text Available En México, el turismo representa una fuente importante de divisas. Sin embargo, la existencia de sitios en condiciones de vulnerabilidad contribuye a que sus impactos tiendan a ser diferenciados; esto, revela la necesidad de analizar de manera puntual sus tendencias y características. El objetivo de este trabajo, fue realizar un estudio comparativo del desempeño de variables socioeconómicas y turísticas de los destinos costeros, La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS. y Puerto Peñasco, Sonora; ubicados en la región noroeste de México.Los hallazgos indican que ambos destinos tienen alto nivel de desarrollo humano, baja marginación y más del 60% de la población percibe arriba de dos salarios mínimos sin embargo, Puerto Peñasco presentó mayores condiciones de pobreza. En cuanto a la cantidad de hoteles y moteles, La Paz exhibió mayor crecimiento; mientras que, Puerto Peñasco observó mayor aumento en el número de cuartos y turistas. La Paz tuvo resultados más favorables, en cuanto a ocupación hotelera y paradójicamente, mostró una drástica caída en la estadía. La mayor fortaleza en el caso de La Paz, es que se destaca por ser un destino apacible; en contraste con Puerto Peñasco donde una seria debilidad es la presencia de problemas de inseguridad. Ambos sitios ostentan como oportunidad, condiciones que favorecen la inversión y enfrentan como amenazas, su vulnerabilidad ante la economía Estadounidense y daños a ecosistemas derivado la expansión masificada de complejos turísticos en zonas costeras.Una de las reflexiones que se desprende de esta investigación es que, el desarrollo del turismo y de sus indicadores representativos atiende a factores y eventos de distinta naturaleza los cuales, no necesariamente son generalizables para todos los destinos costeros de la región noroeste de México.

  12. Emergency Fish Restoration Project; Final Report 2002.

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    LeCaire, Richard


    Lake Roosevelt is a 151-mile impoundment created by the construction of Grand Coulee Dam during the early 1940's. The construction of the dam permanently and forever blocked the once abundant anadromous fish runs to the upper Columbia Basin. Since the construction of Grand Coulee Dam in 1943 and Chief Joseph Dam in 1956 this area is known as the blocked area. The blocked area is totally dependant upon resident fish species to provide a subsistence, recreational and sport fishery. The sport fishery of lake Roosevelt is varied but consists mostly of Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) Small mouth bass (Micropterus dolomieui) and white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus). Currently, Bonneville Power Administration funds and administers two trout/kokanee hatcheries on Lake Roosevelt. The Spokane Tribe of Indians operates one hatchery, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife the other. In addition to planting fish directly into Lake Roosevelt, these two hatcheries also supply fish to a net pen operation that also plants the lake. The net pen project is administered by Bonneville Power funded personnel but is dependant upon volunteer labor for daily feeding and monitoring operations. This project has demonstrated great success and is endorsed by the Colville Confederated Tribes, the Spokane Tribe of Indians, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, local sportsmen associations, and the Lake Roosevelt Forum. The Lake Roosevelt/Grand Coulee Dam area is widely known and its diverse fishery is targeted by large numbers of anglers annually to catch rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, small mouth bass and walleye. These anglers contribute a great deal to the local economy by fuel, grocery, license, tackle and motel purchases. Because such a large portion of the local economy is dependant upon the Lake Roosevelt fishery and tourism, any unusual operation of the Lake Roosevelt system may have a

  13. A Three-fold Outlook of the Ultra-Efficient Engine Technology Program Office (UEET) (United States)

    Graham, La Quilia E.


    The Ultra-Efficient Engine Technology (UEET) Office at NASA Glenn Research Center is a part of the Aeronautics Directorate. Its vision is to develop and hand off revolutionary turbine engine propulsion technologies that will enable future generation vehicles over a wide range of flight speeds. There are seven different technology area projects of UEET. During my tenure at NASA Glenn Research Center, my assignment was to assist three different areas of UEET, simultaneously. I worked with Kathy Zona in Education Outreach, Lynn Boukalik in Knowledge Management, and Denise Busch with Financial Management. All of my tasks were related to the business side of UEET. As an intern with Education Outreach I created a word search to partner with an exhibit of a Turbine Engine developed out of the UEET office. This exhibit is a portable model that is presented to students of varying ages. The word search complies with National Standards for Education which are part of every science, engineering, and technology teachers curriculum. I also updated a Conference Planning/Workshop Excel Spreadsheet for the UEET Office. I collected and inputted facility overviews from various venues, both on and off site to determine where to hold upcoming conferences. I then documented which facilities were compliant with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990. The second area in which I worked was Knowledge Management. a large knowledge management system online which has extensive documentation that continually needs reviewing, updating, and archiving. Knowledge management is the ability to bring individual or team knowledge to an organizational level so that the information can be stored, shared, reviewed, archived. Livelink and a secure server are the Knowledge Management systems that UEET utilizes, Through these systems, I was able to obtain the documents needed for archiving. My assignment was to obtain intellectual property including reports

  14. El mito de Apolo y otros mitemas: una lectura metaficcional del cuento Apolo y las putas de Carlos Fuentes = O mito de Apolo e outros mitemas: uma leitura metaficcional do conto Apolo y las putas, de Carlos Fuentes

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    Full Text Available Apolo y las putas forma parte del volumen de cinco cuentos de Carlos Fuentes que se titula El naranjo (1993. Vince Valera, actor de películas serie B, el “miserable Apolo de celuloide”, de procedencia irlandesa viaja en avión de Los Ángeles a Acapulco. La primera noche llega a un congal llamado El Cuento de Hadas. Al final de la noche ha convencido a la dueña, “Blanca Nieves”, y siete de las niñas putas a acompañarle en un viaje en un barco alquilado con el nombre significativo de Las dos Américas. Vince logra iniciar una verdaderaorgía que resulta en su “muerte por éxtasis” y un día después en su castración. El barco que había perdido todo gobierno es encontrado por un guardacostas y una de las chicas se lleva al muerto para enterrarlo en su pueblo. Yo querría argumentar que el enfoque es menos el de “re-inventar la historia” (Fuentes que más bien el de “re-combinar” o “re-inventar la literatura”. Lo que determina el cuento es el discurso metaficcional en el que diversos fragmentos de varios sistemas de referencia sirven como generadores para la reflexión poetológica. Nuestro objetivo es demostrar que el cuento Apolo y las putas es un constructo intertextual lúdico en el que Carlos Fuentes recurre a materiales preexistentes como repertorio de motivos, mitemas, citas marcadas y no-marcadas, procedimientos y técnicas narrativas hasta conceptos de la teoría literaria contemporánea para realizar el proyecto de “re-combinar la literatura”.Apolo y las putas faz parte de uma coleção de cinco contos de Carlos Fuentes, intitulado El naranjo (1993. Vince Valera, um ator de cinemaestadunidense, grau B, “o miserável Apolo de celulóide”, de origem irlandesa, toma um avião de Los Angeles a Acapulco. Na primeira noite encontra-se num motel chamado The Fairy Tale. No fim da noite acabou convencendo a dona, “Branca de Neve”, e sete jovens prostitutas para fazerem uma viagem de barco, com o nome

  15. Coţofeni-Kostolac culture on the territory of north-eastern Serbia

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    returned to these settlements en route to lowlands and river terraces, while other groups probably continued their journey to gathering centres in valleys near the Danube and the Timok rivers. The next type of settlement belongs to high, multi-layered settlements (Arija baba-Košobrdo, Čoka Kormaroš, Field of Z. Brzanović, Varzari and Smedovac-Grabar-Svračar which represent sunbathed dominant positions, with a good view of the surrounding area, well suited to long-term occupation. Settlements on high elevations of this type are usually linked with landscapes that predominate in grazing areas and in which there are no large forests. The last type of Coţofeni-Kostolac settlement is characteristic of lowland settlements positioned on river terraces. The settlements on the right bank of the Danube, around Ključ (Kladovo- Brodoimpeks, Mala Vrbica, Zbradila-Fund, Korbovo- Obala, Vajuga-Pesak, Jakomirski potok estuary, Velesnica, Ljubič evac-river bank, Ljubičevac-Island, Brzi prun, Slatinska reka estuary, Knjepište, Ruženjka, Kusjak-Bordjej, Kusjak-Motel, Kusjak-Vrkalj, represented points at which shepherd’s flocks could remain for longer periods, waiting for favourable conditions for crossing to the other side of the river. This assumption is based on old maps predating the construction of the accumulation lake. These maps indicate that in the immediate vicinity of these settlements were located small sand islands linked to the river bank, pointing to shallows and crossing points. These sections of the river bank, during prolonged droughts or during cold winters, when ice was formed, could have been places where the river was crossed from one side to the other. Residential architecture cannot be precisely defined, given that the discovered remains of houses are very meagre and lack sufficient elements for reconstruction. The most recent excavations on the Bubanj-Staro Selo settlemant at Niš, indicate an identical type of architectural construction as discovered at