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  1. Actual Problems of Civil Law Deals Signing in Internet

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    Makhinya E. A.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the problems connected with making deals in Internet. Here is analyzed the legal regulation of electronic transactions. The special attention is paid to the most characteristic peculiarities of making elec- tronic transactions such as identification of participants, transactional character of making electronic deals.

  2. Eco Logic signs deal to destroy Japanese PCB stocks

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    Anon.

    1997-01-01

    According to a recent announcement, Eco Logic of Rockwood, Ontario, has entered into a partnership with the Japanese companies Tokyo Boeki and Nippon Sharyo for the destruction of stockpiled PCB materials in Japan, using Eco Logic's non-incineration technology. The deal is reported to be worth about $50 million in revenues to Eco Logic, spread over the next few years. The agreement includes provisions for the Japanese companies to purchase, or manufacture under licence, a number of Eco Logic's gas phase chemical reduction processing units to serve the Japanese market. In exchange for exclusive rights to the Japanese market, Eco Logic will receive license fees and royalties of up to nine per cent for the use of its process. Eco Logic is currently building a demonstration unit under contract with the two Japanese companies. The Japanese PCB waste destruction market is estimated to be worth as much as $400 million. Incineration, the conventional form of disposal, is strongly opposed by local governments

  3. DEVELOPING SIGNS AND SONGS MATERIALS DEALING WITH THE 2013 CURRICULUM FOR THE SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS IN MTSN BALANG-BALANG

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    Mardiana

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This research aimed to develop Signs and Songs Materials based on 2013 curriculum for the Seventh Grade Student at MTsN. BalangBalang, Gowa. It was Research and Development (R&D applied ADDIE model standing for Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. The procedures were; 1 analyzing materials needed by students; 2designing the blueprint; 3 developing the materials through the syllabus of 2013 Curriculum; 4 implementing the product (try-out product; and 5 evaluating the product. The product was tried out to the seventh grade students at MTsN Balang-balang. Type of data obtained in this study was qualitative. The instruments used in this study were questionnaire and rubrics for teacher and expert. Then, the teacher and expert were involved in order to validate the product. They validated three systematic aspects of the product, namely; the organization of the Materials, English Teaching strategies or method, and the content of the materials. Finally, based on the teacher and expert judgment as well as try-out design result, it was found that the developed materials were applicable to be taught for the Seventh Grade of Junior High School as additional learning and teaching materials which help both students and teachers in learning process based on 2013 Curriculum.

  4. Norma kaotamine / Martin Hanson

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    Hanson, Martin, 1984-

    2010-01-01

    Autoturvasüsteemide tootjale Autolivile kuulub tütarfirma Automotive Holdingu kaudu 51% Norma aktsiatest, kuid plaanitakse tõsta osalust 77%-ni. Väikeaktsionärid kaaluvad Autolivi pakkumist, kuid kui Autoliv saab nõusoleku vähemalt 39% omanikelt, peavad ka teised oma aktsiad loovutama. Autolivi pakutud ülevõtmishinnaks on 92,31 krooni ja see tekitab väikeaktsionärides ning analüütikutes vastakaid tundeid. Tabel

  5. Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad

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    Héctor Burgos Alarcón

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Las Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad (NIC, son un conjunto de normas que reglamenta la información que debe presentarse en los estados fi nancieros de las empresas, así como la forma como esa información debe registrarse para su análisis. En junio 29 de 1973 nació el IASC- International Ac- counting Standard Comité (Comité de Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad y en Londres, la primera sede, se redactan las normas internacionales de contabilidad. Las NIC se han venido adaptando fácilmente a las necesidades de cada país sin interferir en los procedimientos utilizados por cada Estado en el mundo. Las NIC cambiaron su denominación por International Fi- nancial Reporting Standard ‒IFRS, Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera ‒NIIF. y emitidas por el Internacional Accounting Standard Boards (IASB, basan su utilidad en la presentación de información consolidada en los estados fi nancieros. En Colombia y en el mundo se ha venido presentan- do una serie de discusiones acerca de la necesidad de adoptar estándares internacionales de conducta en materia fiscal, monetaria y fi nanciera y estándares contables más acordes con las transacciones y fl ujos de mercado, mayor disponibilidad y transparencia de la información sobre datos económicos y fi nancieros. A la vez se exige que estos permitan controlar y combatir el lavado de activos, la corrupción y la evasión fiscal; es decir, incrementar la transparencia en toda la información y que ésta sea útil para la efectiva toma de decisiones. Es necesario que nuestros estudiantes conozcan y estén inmersos en estos nuevos cambios, para así poder asesorar adecuadmente a a las empresas; deben crear una infraestructura contable que sea coherente con las exigencias de las entidades extranjeras.

  6. Norma kasumlikkus kahanes / Annika Matson

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    Matson, Annika, 1976-

    2005-01-01

    Autodele turvavöösid tootva Norma ärikasum oli kolmandas kvartalis 23,7 miljonit krooni, mis on ligi viiendiku võrra vähem kui eelmisel aastal samal ajal. Diagramm. Vt. samas: Rootsi analüütik ennustas suvel Norma ülevõtmist

  7. Vene kriis kukutas Norma juhid / Raul Ranne

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    Ranne, Raul

    1998-01-01

    AS Norma vallandas ettevõtte tegevjuhi Peep Aaviksoo, sest ei olnud rahul ettevõtte tegevusega Venemaal. Tabelid: Norma aktsia on kukkunud, Norma kuukasum miinuses. Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti, 9. sept. 1998, lk. 10

  8. Norma Maja astub kindlalt tulevikku / Ain Alvela

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    Alvela, Ain, 1967-

    2000-01-01

    AS Norma Maja saavutas kõrged kasumi ja kasumi kasvu näitajad töötajate koondamisega. Tabel: Norma Maja valdused, AS Norma Maja areng, AS ETK Majad areng. Arvamused: Ero Toom, Ivar Lahi ja Rein Loo

  9. Exclusive Dealing and Entry

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    João Leão

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the use of exclusive dealing agreements to prevent the entry of rival firms. An exclusive dealing agreement is a contract between a buyer and a seller where the buyer commits to buy a good exclusively from the seller. One main concern of the literature is to explain how an incumbent seller is able to persuade the buyers to sign an exclusive dealing agreement that deters the entry of a more efficient rival seller. We propose a new explanation when the buyers are downstream ...

  10. Presunciones, verdad y normas procesales

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    Aguiló Regla, Josep

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is threefold: 1 To cast some light on the controversial issue of the “nature” of presumptions in law; to this purpose, showing the gap existing between “is presumable” and “shall be presumed” (or “ought to be presumed” is the way to adequately individuate the idea of “presumption norms”. 2 Once this idea has been made clear, to show the need to bring, in the analysis of it, the distinction between rules and principles; this allows to distinguish, in turn, between presumption norms which are rules (“presumption rules” and presumption norms which are principles (“presumption principles”. 3 To try to dissolve, in theoretical terms, the socalled “iuris et de iure presumptions” (or “conclusive presumptions”; to this end, “presumption norms” (which oblige to presume are distinguished from “presumption-based norms” (which do not oblige to presume.

    El trabajo se propone alcanzar tres objetivos: 1 Aclarar la disputada cuestión de la “naturaleza” de las presunciones en el Derecho; para ello se muestra la distancia que media entre el sintagma “es presumible” y el sintagma “se presumirá (o debe presumirse” como forma de aislar adecuadamente la noción de “normas de presunción”. 2 Aclarada esta noción, mostrar la necesidad de introducir en su análisis la distinción entre reglas y principios; lo que permite distinguir, a su vez, entre normas de presunción-regla (presunciones-regla y normas de presunción- principio (presunciones-principio. 3 Tratar de disolver en términos teóricos las llamadas “presunciones iuris et de iure”, para ello se distingue entre “normas de presunción” (que obligan a presumir y “normas basadas en una presunción” (que no obligan a presumir.

  11. Las normas internacionales de contabilidad

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    Monge, Pedro

    2006-01-01

    SUMARIO Editorial Peña, Aura Elena Artículos La calidad en la microempresa merideña y su impacto en el ambiente. Bustos F, Carlos E. Mecanismos de transmisión de la política monetaria. Chuecos, Alicia Contabilidad de Costos: una evaluación a la cátedra. Molina, Olga Rosa Las normas internacionales de contabilidad. Monge, Pedro Análisis de la cadena de valor industrial y de la cadena de valor agregado para las pequeñas y medianas indust...

  12. Screen dealing

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    Barlow, J.W.

    1991-01-01

    The screen dealing system provides a facility whereby buyers and sellers of spot thermal coal can make bids and offers via the medium of the Reuters screen. A sale results when a market participant notifies his acceptance of a price to a central dealing desk. Use of the system is available to all genuine participants in the coal trade. This paper reports that it provides a focus for information and for the visible making of coal prices. For years screen trading has been used successfully to trade other commodities. At last coal is being traded electronically. It makes sense. It works. Users like it

  13. ESTADO DE LAS NORMAS INTERNACIONALES EMITIDAS POR LA JUNTA DE NORMAS INTERNACIONALES DE CONTABILIDAD

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    Vílchez Olivares, Percy Antonio

    2014-01-01

    El presente artículo presenta el nuevo esquema contable internacional de la Junta de Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad, su historia, estructura actual, objetivos y el estado actual del marco normativo de las Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad. Con la vigencia Ley General de Sociedades Ley N.° 26887 de 1997, el Perú adoptó en forma legal las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (antes Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad), para su aplicación obligatoria en la preparación...

  14. Aplicaciones Normas APA y sus tendencias

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    Ledesma-Ayora, Marco; Muñoz Cajilima, Néstor Xavier

    2016-01-01

    [ES] Este manual fue elaborado en base a las normas APA (American Psychological Association), actualización y el aporte como tendencias, el anhelo es que sea de beneficio para estudiantes, docentes e investigadores que aplican una buena escritura académica. Las normas APA es un conjunto de referencias para la escritura de trabajos, proyectos y publicaciones, proyectando así su validez y confiabilidad, que permiten visibilizar una correcta formalidad en la presentación, pudiendo ser mediado a ...

  15. Teaching Labor Relations with "Norma Rae"

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    Taylor, Vicki Fairbanks; Provitera, Michael J.

    2011-01-01

    Undergraduate business students in North America are often unfamiliar with the labor organizing process and frequently fail to identify with the reasons why workers join unions. This article suggests a discussion exercise based on the 1979 film, "Norma Rae," by 20th Century Fox, as an effective tool for familiarizing students with fundamental…

  16. Mäss Norma pardal / Annika Matson, Katre Pilvinski

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    Matson, Annika, 1976-

    2008-01-01

    Norma väikeaktsionärid nõuavad Norma juhilt Peep Siimonilt suuremat dividendi ja et ettevõte ostaks neilt kuni kümnendiku aktsiaid tagasi turuhinnast ligi kaks korda kõrgema hinnaga. Diagramm: Norma dividendimaksed. Kommenteerib Sander Danil. Vt. ka Enn Tossi art. "Norma tegevus ajab väikeaktsionäri vihale" Äripäev 8. mai lk. 3

  17. Conflictos de intereses: normas y conceptos

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    José Zalaquett

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available En vista de los debates públicos que tuvieron lugar en Chile durante 2010 sobre conflictos de intereses que se decía afectaban a altas autoridades del Estado, este comentario intenta aclarar las normas y conceptos relativos al tema. Con ese fin, reseña el campo de probidad pública, transparencia y anticorrupción dentro del cual se sitúa el tema de los conflictos de intereses, así como las normas internacionales aplicables; sostiene que los conflictos de intereses no son hechos sino situaciones de riesgo para determinados valores públicos o colectivos que se hallan entregados a un resguardo fiduciario, público o privado; analiza distintas formas de vulneración de los valores respectivos a que tales situaciones de riesgo pueden conducir y termina revisando las principales iniciativas y leyes adoptadas en Chile sobre esta materia en las últimas dos décadas.

  18. Las Normas Contables Profesionales y los Costos

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    Norberto G. Demonte

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo relaciona las normas contables profesionales y la doctrina más avanzada de costo con el objetivo de exponer adecuadamente la realidad económica, tanto en los estados contables como en la información de gestión. A partir de una rigurosa clasificación e identificación de los costos se propone aplicar el sistema de costeo variable en el estado de resultados conjuntamente con la valuación al “precio de venta en bloque” de los bienes de cambio en el estado de situación patrimonial. Se analizan críticamente las normas vigentes en los últimos años y se brinda un ejemplo numérico donde puede apreciarse el resultado del período segregado por función.

  19. Las Normas Contables Profesionales y los Costos

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    Demonte, Norberto G.

    2005-01-01

    El trabajo relaciona las normas contables profesionales y la doctrina más avanzada de costo con el objetivo de exponer adecuadamente la realidad económica, tanto en los estados contables como en la información de gestión. A partir de una rigurosa clasificación e identificación de los costos se propone aplicar el sistema de costeo variable en el estado de resultados conjuntamente con la valuación al “precio de venta en bloque” de los bienes de cambio en el estado de situación patrimonial. Se a...

  20. Norma ISO 690:2010 [Doctorado. 2015

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    2015-01-01

    Mediante el estudio de este tema aprenderás a gestionar adecuadamente tu bibliografía adquiriendo una serie de competencias que te permitirán: - Actuar de manera responsable, ética y legal en el uso de la información empleada para realizar un trabajo académico. - Identificar el estilo de cita más adecuado para cada disciplina científica. - Identificar correctamente y elaborar las referencias bibliográficas correspondientes a distintos tipos de documentos, de acuerdo con la norma ISO 690:2010....

  1. Norma ISO 690:2010 [Doctorado. 2017

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    2017-01-01

    Mediante el estudio de este tema aprenderás a gestionar adecuadamente tu bibliografía adquiriendo una serie de competencias que te permitirán: - Actuar de manera responsable, ética y legal en el uso de la información empleada para realizar un trabajo académico. - Identificar el estilo de cita más adecuado para cada disciplina científica. - Identificar correctamente y elaborar las referencias bibliográficas correspondientes a distintos tipos de documentos, de acuerdo con la norma ISO 690:2010....

  2. Norma ISO 690:2010 [Doctorado. 2014

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    Biblioteca Universitaria

    2014-01-01

    Mediante el estudio de este tema aprenderás a gestionar adecuadamente tu bibliografía adquiriendo una serie de competencias que te permitirán: - Actuar de manera responsable, ética y legal en el uso de la información empleada para realizar un trabajo académico. - Identificar el estilo de cita más adecuado para cada disciplina científica. - Identificar correctamente y elaborar las referencias bibliográficas correspondientes a distintos tipos de documentos, de acuerdo con la norma ISO 690:2010....

  3. Normas de Bioseguridad en el consultorio Odontologico

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    Del Valle A., Sol Cristina

    2002-01-01

    El Odontólogo como miembro del grupo de profesionales de la salud está en constante riesgo de adquirir enfermedades virales y bacterianas altamente contagiosas, que en muchos casos pueden ser mortales. Hoy día nuestros pacientes están al tanto del peligro que pueden correr cuando son atendidos con instrumental contaminado y sin las debidas normas de protección y el avance contínuo de información nos obliga y nos exige cuidarnos y cuidarlos a ellos. Se revisarán las medidas necesarias que debe...

  4. As normas de competência tributária

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    Follador, Guilherme Broto

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: O objetivo principal deste trabalho é analisar, criticamente, o conceito de competência tributária e as propostas doutrinárias de formalização das normas de competência tributária, expondo, a partir das lições colhidas sobre o tema, na Teoria Geral do Direito, os principais problemas encontrados nas tentativas de reconstruílas como típicas normas prescritivas. No primeiro capítulo, o estudo é dedicado ao exame das noções de "norma" e de "norma jurídica", e tem por principal finalidade...

  5. SIGNS The sandwich sign

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    The sandwich sign is demonstrated on cross-sectional imaging, commonly on CT or ultrasound. It refers to homogeneous soft- tissue masses representing mesenteric lymphadenopathy as the two halves of a sandwich bun, encasing the mesenteric fat and tubular mesenteric vessels that constitute the 'sandwich filling' (Figs ...

  6. Räpased trikid Norma rahaga / Sulev Vedler

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    Vedler, Sulev, 1970-

    2008-01-01

    Norma suuromanik, Rootsi kompanii Autoliv, kasutab ettevõtet sisuliselt oma taskupangana, kust saab vajadusel mugavalt ja odavalt laenu võtta. Väikeaktsionärid kaaluvad aktsionäride üldkoosoleku kokkukutsumist ja erikontrolli teostamise nõudmist. Lisa: Kuidas töötab rootslaste rahapump. Graafik: Norma aktsia hind Tallinna börsil

  7. Norma tulemuste taga on eksport Venemaale / Virge Lahe

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    Lahe, Virge

    2008-01-01

    Autode turvavarustuse tootja AS-i Norma teise kvartali puhaskasum oli 25,4 miljonit krooni, mis on kaks korda enam kui 2007. aasta teises kvartalis, edaspidi võib kasumit survestada terasehinna tõus. Diagramm: Norma kasum on kasvanud

  8. Dealing with Sports Injuries

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    ... Videos for Educators Search English Español Dealing With Sports Injuries KidsHealth / For Teens / Dealing With Sports Injuries ... a long way toward preventing injuries. Types of Sports Injuries Common reasons why teens get injured playing ...

  9. NORMAS BASEADAS EM PRINCÍPIOS E EM REGRAS: UMA ANÁLISE COMPARATIVA DAS NORMAS DO IASB E FASB

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    Renato Henrique Gurgel Mota

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Em meio às normas emitidas pelo International Accounting Standards Board (IASB e pelo Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB, o presente estudo tem como objetivo analisar quais as principais normas em que as características que as conduzem a ser mais baseadas em princípios ou em regras são mais evidentes. Para atingir esse objetivo, este trabalho compara as principais normas emitidas pelo IASB e pelo FASB. Esses dois órgãos normatizadores foram escolhidos devido ao fato de que a literatura corrente considera que as normas emitidas pelo IASB e pelo FASB são, respectivamente, baseadas em princípios e em regras. Este trabalho, fruto de uma pesquisa documental e uma análise de conteúdo, revela que as normas do FASB, apesar de terem uma estrutura conceitual como base, possuem diversas especificidades que permitem que sejam consideradas como baseadas em regras. Dentre as normas estudadas, a característica do detalhamento presente nas normas de receitas emitidas pelo FASB e a presença de bright lines ou “limites” percentuais nas normas de relatórios por segmento, provisões e arrendamento mercantil conduzem a se classificar como baseadas em regras. Já as normas do IASB, por serem menos detalhadas e, praticamente, não possuírem bright lines, deixam espaço para maior julgamento profissional, ou seja, apresentam mais características de normas baseadas em princípios.

  10. Norma aktsionäridel lootus erakorralisele dividendile / Annika Matson

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    Matson, Annika, 1976-

    2004-01-01

    Kolmandas kvartalis paremat kasumlikkust näidanud Norma juhtkond teeb aasta alguses nõukogule ettepaneku maksta erakorralisi dividende. Diagramm: Ettevõtetel olev vaba raha aktsia kohta. Kommenteerib Teet Kolts

  11. Norma võidab Avtovazi juhtide vahetamisest / Kaja Koovit

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    Koovit, Kaja, 1968-

    2002-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 6. veebr. lk. 25. Avtovazi juhtide väljavahetamine on Normale positiivne, kui Avtovaz kaasab välispartnereid ja suurendab tootmist, kasvatades nii ka Norma turvavööde tarneid

  12. Bobbio y los Conceptos de Norma Jurídicamente Última

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    Juan Ruiz Manero

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Throughout his very extensive work, Bobbio has repeatedly dealt with the two main versions of the concept of a legally ultimate norm: Kelsen’s concept of the basic or fundamental norm and the Hart’s concept of the rule of recognition. In relation to the concept of the basic norm as in relation to the concept of the rule of recognition, Bobbio has argued in some texts that they are absolutely necessary concepts and, in later texts, that these concepts are not only unnecessary but also inadvisable, that they are concepts whose elimination would benefit the resulting theory of law. For the author, legal theory needs to integrate a concept of a legally ultimate norm. Moreover, in the author’s view, Bobbio’s propos als to abandon the two main versions of this concept are accompanied by and are inseparable from interpretations which deal with them in a clearly misguided way in the case of the concept of rule of recognition and which are for various reasons not acceptable in the case of the concept of basic norm.Resumen: A lo largo de su extensísima obra, Bobbio se ha ocupado en repetidas ocasiones de las dos principales versiones del concepto de norma jurídicamente última: el concepto de norma básica o fundamental de Kelsen y el concepto de regla de reconocimiento de Hart. Tanto en relación con el concepto de norma básica como en relación con el concepto de regla de reconocimiento Bobbio ha defendido –en unos textos– que se trataba de conceptos imprescindibles y también –en textos posteriores– que se trataba de conceptos no sólo innecesarios sino inconvenientes, de conceptos de cuya eliminación se beneficiaría la teoría del derecho resultante. A juicio del autor, la teoría del derecho necesita integrar un concepto de norma jurídicamente última. Y, también a juicio del autor, las propuestas bobbianas de abandonar las dos principales versiones de este concepto van acompañadas y resultan inseparables de interpretaciones

  13. NORMA PERILAKU ADVOKAT DALAM RANGKA PENEGAKAN HUKUM

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    Edi Krisharyanto

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The function of Legal Behaviour is to direct, to cancel, to change and to determine violation of any person dealing with law as his/her profession. Advocate Legal Behaviour is the main law system that has been written in advocate regulation and code of ethics, so that every advocate committed to appropriate legal behaviour would uphold the law enforcement.

  14. Metacarpal sign

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    Barbara Nieradko-Iwanicka

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Background Archibald's sign, or metacarpal sign is defined as shortening of the IV and V metacarpal bones, is a rare phenomenon found in the Turner syndrome, homocystinuria and in Albright's osteodystrophy. Objectives The aim of the article was to show a rare case of metacarpal sign with atypical shortening of the III and IV metacarpal bones not connected with gonadal dysgenesia, genetic disorders nor osteodystrophy. Material and methods Case report of a 60-year-old female patient. Results Artchibald's metacarpal sign in the described case was accompanied by erosive arthritis in the left lower extremity. No features of genetic disorders nor gonadal disgenesia were found in the patient. Undifferentiated seronegative asymmetric erosive arthritis developed in the patient. The level of parathormon was within the normal range. No signs of tumor were seen in bone scintigraphy. Conclusions Archibald's metacarpal sign may be present in patients without genetic disorders.

  15. Dealing with data

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    Lyon, Arthur L

    1970-01-01

    Dealing with Data is an introductory course to problems and techniques dealing with data analysis, with emphasis on the physical and engineering sciences. The book starts with the basics of data analysis through non-statistical and non-mathematical assessments of error and uncertainty conditions. Experimental and maximum errors and the use of simple graphical methods are briefly described. Applying quick methods on data analysis such as frequency distributions, determination of standard errors, and applications of significance tests are explained. Special attention is given to the statistical

  16. Dealing with Dwindling Resources.

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    Martorana, S. V.

    Factors contributing to the struggle for survival faced by postsecondary institutions and ways to deal with dwindling resources, in particular by regionalism and regionalization, are considered. Among the contributing factors are the leveling off of the college-age population (18-21-year-olds), the declining status of advanced learning in American…

  17. Dealing with dualities

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    Dittrich, K.; Jaspers, F.P.H.; Valk, van der W.; Wynstra, J.Y.F.

    2006-01-01

    This paper introduces the topic of dealing with dualities, which is the theme of this special issue. We first give a short review of the notion of paradox and duality in management research. After this, we discuss the relevance of dualities for the IMP approach of analyzing industrial networks.

  18. Dealing with Sexual Harassment.

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    Rowe, Mary P.

    1981-01-01

    Advice is presented for managers who encounter sexual harassment problems. Three recommendations are offered: complainants can be helped to help themselves, such conflicts can be resolved through procedures designed to deal with all kinds of complaints, and the issue of power differences should be confronted. (MLW)

  19. Building deals on bedrock.

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    Harding, David; Rovit, Sam

    2004-09-01

    The headlines are filled with the sorry tales of companies like Vivendi and AOL Time Warner that tried to use mergers and acquisitions to grow big fast or transform fundamentally weak business models. But, drawing on extensive data and experience, the authors conclude that major deals make sense in only two circumstances: when they reinforce a company's existing basis of competition or when they help a company make the shift, as the industry's competitive base changes. In most stable industries, the authors contend, only one basis--superior cost position, brand power, consumer loyalty, real-asset advantage, or government protection--leads to industry leadership, and companies should do only those deals that bolster a strategy to capitalize on that competitive base. That's what Kellogg did when it acquired Keebler. Rather than bow to price pressures from lesser players, Kellogg sought to strengthen its existing basis of competition--its brand--through Keebler's innovative distribution system. A company coping with a changing industry should embark on a series of acquisitions (most likely coupled with divestitures) aimed at moving the firm to the new competitive basis. That's what Comcast did when changes in government regulations fundamentally altered the broadcast industry. In such cases, speed is essential, the investments required are huge, and half-measures can be worse than nothing at all. Still, the research shows, successful acquirers are not those that try to swallow a single, large, supposedly transformative deal but those that go to the M&A table often and take small bites. Deals can fuel growth--as long as they're anchored in the fundamental way money is made in your industry. Fail to understand that and no amount of integration planning will keep you and your shareholders from bearing the high cost of your mistakes.

  20. DEAL annual report.

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    Misra, Shashank [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2017-11-01

    The digital electronics at the atomic limit (DEAL) project seeks to leverage Sandia's atomic-precision fabrication capability to realize the theorized orders-of-magnitude improvement in operating voltage for tunnel field effect transistors (TFETs) compared to CMOS. Not only are low-power digital circuits a critical element of many national security systems (e.g. satellites), TFETs can perform circuit functions inaccessible to CMOS (e.g. polymorphism).

  1. 1985 : new energy deal

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    Anon.

    2008-01-01

    The 540-mile Norman Wells pipeline was completed by Interprovincial Pipe Line in 1985, allowing 25,000 barrels per day of commercial crude deliveries from Esso Resources. A new energy deal was also announced by the federal energy minister, ending 11 years of administered oil prices. The new energy deal also marked the demise of the National Energy Program. The Western Accord deregulated oil prices and eliminated oil export charges. It also provided for the phasing out of the petroleum and gas revenue tax and frontier exploration grants under the Petroleum Incentive Program (PIP). However, grandfathering provisions in the energy deal extended the PIP until 1987. The agreement was viewed by industry as a measure for national economic recovery from the recession of the early 1980s. In 1985, the Newfoundland Accord provided a $300 million offshore development fund and co-management of resources. Safety regulations were also overhauled following the sinking of the Ocean Ranger. The first 100,000 barrel shipment of crude oil from the Bent Horn Field was sent to Montreal after nearly 2 decades of work in the Arctic. 1 tab., 1 fig

  2. LOS DERECHOS FUNDAMENTALES COMO NORMAS JURÍDICAS MATERIALES EN LA TEORÍA DE ROBERT ALEXY

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    María Dolores Pérez Jaraba

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN. La teoría de los derechos fundamentales de Robert Alexy se fundamenta en un concepto material de norma jurídica que es de carácter doble. Por un lado, se define por los rasgos propios de los principios, en consonancia con la idea de argumentación correcta. Pero, por otro lado, sigue teniendo peso la validez jurídica de las normas que contienen derechos fundamentales, consideradas como reglas constitucionales. Tal y como se argumenta en el trabajo, esta ambigüedad de la teoría de la norma de Alexy permite distintos acercamientos, positivistas y no positivistas, que es signo de su riqueza teórica. ABSTRACT. The theory of the civil rights of Robert Alexy is based on a material concept of rule of law. It is two-fold. On the one hand, is defined by the traits of the principles, consistent with the idea of ??correct argument. But on the other hand, weight is still the legal validity of the rules contained civil rights, constitutional rules considered. As argued in the work, this ambiguity of the norm theory allows for different approaches Alexy, positivist and positivist, which is a sign of its theoretical richness

  3. Väikeaktsionärid nurisevad Norma üle / Mariliis Pinn

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    Pinn, Mariliis

    2008-01-01

    Aktsionärid on pahased, et Norma juhtkond otsustas maksta dividendideks vaid viis krooni aktsia kohta, samal ajal kui firma bilansis on raha 557,5 miljonit krooni. Kommenteerib Norma finantsdirektor Ülle Jõgi

  4. Norma juht hämas Venemaa osas / Annika Matson

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    Matson, Annika, 1976-

    2005-01-01

    Norma juhatuse esimees Peep Siimon teatas osalise tööaja rakendamise vajadust 551 töötaja puhul ning põhjendab seda keerulise olukorraga Venemaal. Diagramm: Vene autoturg kasvab. Vt. samas: Eesti analüütikud osalise tööaja teadet ei pelga. Kommenteerib Valentin Jurkin

  5. Norma ja Eesti Telekomi ootused vastuolulised / Annika Matson

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    Matson, Annika, 1976-

    2003-01-01

    16.-17. juulil 2003 avalikustavad Eesti Telekom ja Norma oma teise kvartali tulemused. Kõik majandusanalüütikud ennustavad firmadele korralikku kasumit, kuid ootused kõiguvad 25 protsendi ulatuses. Diagramm: Eesti Telekomilt ootab suurimat kasumit Trigon, Normalt Hansapank

  6. Norma suuromanik Autoliv seljatas väikeaktsionärid / Mariliis Pinn

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    Pinn, Mariliis

    2008-01-01

    Norma aktsionäride koosolekul läks ettevõtte suuromaniku ja väikeaktsionäride vahel tuliseks mõttevahetuseks dividendide ja vaba raha kasutamise üle. Vt. samas: Lindquist lahkub Norma Nõukogust; Norma aktsiaid tagasi ei osta

  7. La norma L1 como alternativa a la norma L2 en el ajuste de la regresión

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    Carlos N. Bouza

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo analizamos el desarrollo y los conceptos de las normas L1 y L2 y se comparan con algunos ejemplos. Por una parte la norma L1 es óptima bajo los supuestos de que los errores tienen la distribución de Laplace. Esta fue propuesta mucho antes que el MC, pero las facilidades de cómputo de éstos últimos le dieron primacía. Actualmente va adquiriendo gran importancia para las aplicaciones económicas, dado que en general los problemas de finanzas y de series temporales incumplen con las hipótesis usadas en el teorema de Gauss-Markoff. El uso de la norma L2, es el método de universal aceptación en el ajuste de la regresión. Sin embargo su optimalidad solo es válida bajo una serie de supuestos que no se cumplen en general (Teorema de Gaus- Markoff. Por lo tanto, norma L1 aparece como una alternativa mejor que la L2 en muchas aplicaciones dada su robustez ante las observaciones atípicas.

  8. Dealing with diarrhoea.

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    Fontaine, O

    1996-01-01

    Children with severe dehydration, persistent diarrhea with dehydration, or bloody diarrhea with no signs of improvement must be hospitalized. In-patient care for a child with severe dehydration includes rapid intravenous (IV) fluid therapy. Children who can still drink should be given oral rehydration salts (ORS) solution while the health worker sets up the IV drip. Children with difficulty drinking should be given ORS as soon as the IV fluid therapy restores their ability to drink (within 3-4 hours for babies, or 1-2 hours for older children), since ORS amends mineral deficiencies more effectively than the IV fluids. The IV drip should be re-administered if the child still exhibits dehydration after 3 hours for older children or 6 hours for babies. If improvement is noted, health workers should encourage the mother to administer ORS and to breast feed frequently. Hospital personnel should observe the child for at least 6 hours before discharge. This allows them to be sure that mothers can maintain the child's fluid balance. Children with diarrhea for more than 14 days face malnutrition or death. Any child with persistent diarrhea who exhibits moderate or severe malnutrition and signs of dehydration and is less than 4 months old needs to be admitted to a hospital. Management of persistent diarrhea involves fluid replacement, appropriate diet, and treatment of associated infections, if needed. ORS is usually effective for persistent diarrhea, although in a few cases poor absorption of glucose may necessitate initial rehydration with IV therapy. Breast feeding is encouraged for infants. Older infants and young children should eat 6 times a day as soon as they are able to eat. Recommended diets for these children are a low lactose diet (milk, yogurt, or curds; cooked rice; oil; sugar/glucose) and a low starch and no lactose diet (eggs, chicken, or fish; cooked rice; oil; sugar/glucose). Children with serious infections may require nasogastric feeding at first

  9. Progress report on Green Deals 2013; Voortgangsrapportage Green Deals 2013

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    2013-11-15

    In the Dutch governmental coalition agreement the Green Deal approach was announced in the autumn of 2010. The focus of the Green Deals is for people and companies to develop sustainable initiatives that contribute to economic growth. The Green Deal approach started with the theme energy, but has been extended with the themes biobased economy, climate, resources, buildings, food, mobility, water and biological diversity. This progress report provides an overview of the deals that this bottom-up approach has yielded. The report also provides information on the progress of the deals and the interim results of the approach and the individual deals. Also attention is paid to how the 146 Green Deals score on innovation and entrepreneurship [Dutch] In het regeerakkoord van het kabinet is in het najaar van 2010 de Green Deal-aanpak aangekondigd. Centraal in de aanpak staat dat mensen en bedrijven zoveel mogelijk ruimte krijgen voor eigen duurzame initiatieven die bijdragen aan economische groei. De aanpak is gestart vanuit het thema energie, maar beslaat inmiddels ook de thema's biobased economy, klimaat, grondstoffen, bouw, voedsel, mobiliteit, water en biodiversiteit. Deze voortgangsrapportage geeft een overzicht van de deals die deze bottom-up aanpak heeft opgeleverd. De rapportage informeert bovendien over de voortgang van de deals en over de tussentijdse resultaten van zowel de aanpak als de afzonderlijke deals. Ook wordt gekeken hoe de 146 Green Deals scoren op innovatief vermogen en ondernemerschap.

  10. How to Deal with Hemophilia

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    ... Educators Search English Español How to Deal With Hemophilia KidsHealth / For Kids / How to Deal With Hemophilia ... mild case of hemophilia. Why Do Kids Get Hemophilia? Hemophilia almost always affects boys. Why? Because the ...

  11. sign-by-sign'' correlation

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    Schmidt, Sabine; Lepori, Domenico; Meuwly, Jean-Yves; Duvoisin, Bertrand; Meuli, Reto; Schnyder, Pierre; Denys, Alban; Michetti, Pierre; Felley, Christian; Melle, Guy van

    2003-01-01

    Our objective was a prospective comparison of MR enteroclysis (MRE) with multidetector spiral-CT enteroclysis (MSCTE). Fifty patients with various suspected small bowel diseases were investigated by MSCTE and MRE. The MSCTE was performed using slices of 2.5 mm, immediately followed by MRE, obtaining T1- and T2-weighted sequences, including gadolinium-enhanced acquisition with fat saturation. Three radiologists independently evaluated MSCTE and MRE searching for 12 pathological signs. Interobserver agreement was calculated. Sensitivities and specificities resulted from comparison with pathological results (n=29) and patient's clinical evolution (n=21). Most pathological signs, such as bowel wall thickening (BWT), bowel wall enhancement (BWE) and lymphadenopathy (ADP), showed better interobserver agreement on MSCTE than on MRE (BWT: 0.65 vs 0.48; BWE: 0.51 vs 0.37; ADP: 0.52 vs 0.15). Sensitivity of MSCTE was higher than that of MRE in detecting BWT (88.9 vs 60%), BWE (78.6 vs 55.5%) and ADP (63.8 vs 14.3%). Wilcoxon signed-rank test revealed significantly better sensitivity of MSCTE than that of MRE for each observer (p=0.028, p=0.046, p=0.028, respectively). Taking the given study design into account, MSCTE provides better sensitivity in detecting lesions of the small bowel than MRE, with higher interobserver agreement. (orig.)

  12. Progress report on Green Deals 2012; Voortgangsrapportage Green Deals 2012

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    2012-10-15

    In the Dutch governmental coalition agreement the Green Deal approach was announced in the autumn of 2010. The focus of the Green Deals is for people and companies to develop sustainable initiatives that contribute to economic growth. This progress report provides an overview of the deals that this bottom-up approach has yielded. The report also provides information on the progress of the deals and the interim results of the approach and the individual deals. Also attention is paid to how the 131 Green Deals score on innovation and entrepreneurship [Dutch] In het regeerakkoord van het kabinet is in het najaar van 2010 de Green Deal-aanpak aangekondigd. Centraal in de aanpak staat dat mensen en bedrijven zoveel mogelijk ruimte krijgen voor eigen duurzame initiatieven die bijdragen aan economische groei. Deze voortgangsrapportage geeft een overzicht van de deals die deze bottom-up aanpak heeft opgeleverd. De rapportage informeert bovendien over de voortgang van de deals en over de tussentijdse resultaten van zowel de aanpak als de afzonderlijke deals. Ook wordt gekeken hoe de 131 Green Deals scoren op innovatief vermogen en ondernemerschap.

  13. Sign Inference for Dynamic Signed Networks via Dictionary Learning

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    Yi Cen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Mobile online social network (mOSN is a burgeoning research area. However, most existing works referring to mOSNs deal with static network structures and simply encode whether relationships among entities exist or not. In contrast, relationships in signed mOSNs can be positive or negative and may be changed with time and locations. Applying certain global characteristics of social balance, in this paper, we aim to infer the unknown relationships in dynamic signed mOSNs and formulate this sign inference problem as a low-rank matrix estimation problem. Specifically, motivated by the Singular Value Thresholding (SVT algorithm, a compact dictionary is selected from the observed dataset. Based on this compact dictionary, the relationships in the dynamic signed mOSNs are estimated via solving the formulated problem. Furthermore, the estimation accuracy is improved by employing a dictionary self-updating mechanism.

  14. Looking for a Link : Comparing Faculty Citations Pre and Post Big Deals

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    Taylor, Donald

    2007-01-01

    Big Deals expand an institution’s access to scholarly literature, with usage statistics showing that previously unavailable journals receive significant usage. To determine if faculty use these new e-journals in their research, the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Library analyzed SFU citation data to journals from selected Big Deals for two years prior to signing a major Big Deal (1993 and 1998) and for two consecutive years following the Big Deal (2004 and 2005). Pre Big Deal, the percentage o...

  15. Notas sobre la eficacia social de distintos tipos de normas civiles

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    Delgado Echeverría, Jesús

    2006-01-01

    El criterio de eficacia social de las normas como cumplimiento o, en otro caso, aplicación, que habitualmente se ofrece desde la teoría general del Derecho, es muy limitado y deja fuera del análisis a todas las normas distintas de las de mandato (obligación o prohibición). Con ello resulta inaplicable a la mayor parte de las normas de Derecho privado, pues en éste son minoría las normas de mandato “imperativas”. Predominan, con mucho, las permisivas y las que atribuyen poderes y determinan...

  16. ISO 50001 Norma mundial para a eficiência energética. Porquê uma norma mundial?

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    Branco, Paulo

    2013-01-01

    Nem sempre são fáceis os desafios ambientais associados ao consumo de energia. Sobretudo devido à forte dependência de combustíveis fósseis, torna-se cada vez mais evidente a inevitabilidade de agentes económicos, políticos, sociedade em geral, assumirem um compromisso focado na melhoria da eficiência energética e no uso racional da energia, decorrente das atividades económicas. Esta preocupação assume-se também como nacional. A norma NP EN ISO 50001 apresenta...

  17. Asas dan Norma Hukum Administrasi Negara Dalam Pembuatan Instrumen Pemerintahan

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    Tubagus Muhammad Nasarudin

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Ketika membahas Indonesia sebagai negara hukum, maka turut pula mengkaji tugas-tugas administrasi pemerintahan dan negara, baik secara aturan hukum tertulis dalam konstitusi atau aturan yang terkumpul di hukum konstitusi. Namun demikian, untuk pelaksanaan isu-isu yang bersifat teknis, hukum konstitusi belum sepenuhnya dilaksanakan secara efektif. Mengingat negara adalah organisasi kekuasaan, maka Hukum Administrasi Negara (HAN dibutuhkan sebagai instrumen untuk memantau penggunaan kekuasaan pemerintahan. Kajian ini mengakomodir dua permasalahan, yaitu batasan definitif dari peraturan perundang-undangan, kebijakan, dan keputusan menurut HAN dan asas-asas dan norma-norma HAN dalam pembuatan peraturan perundang-undangan, peraturan kebijakan, dan keputusan. Penelitian ini dilakukan dengan pendekatan hukum normatif atau studi pustaka hukum. Hasil studi ini menyatakan bahwa Peraturan adalah hukum yang in abstracto atau general norm yang sifatnya mengikat umum (berlaku umum dan tugasnya adalah mengatur hal-hal yang bersifat umum (general. Sementara Peraturan kebijakan hanya berfungsi sebagai bagian dari operasional penyelenggaraan tugas-tugas pemerintahan, karenanya tidak dapat mengubah ataupun menyimpangi peraturan perundang-undangan. Akhirnya, klausul pengaman (veiligheidsclausule pada suatu keputusan dapat disimpulkan sebagai hal yang tidak bermanfaat dan mubazir, sebab dapat menggoyahkan sendi-sendi kepastian hukum. Karena rumusan seperti ini, di satu sisi bertentangan dengan asas kepastian hukum dan di sisi lain bertentangan dengan asas praduga rechtmatig.

  18. Signing off

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    2001-05-01

    sharp that they cause paper cuts. Stains. If you accidentally spill some food or drink on your clothes, make sure you attempt to remove it as soon as possible and preferably within the same lunar cycle. Some teachers seem to think they should be worn with pride like the stains on a chemistry teacher's white coat. This is a myth. Materials. For scientists continually teaching about the wonder of smart materials, physics teachers are remarkably conservative in their choice of materials for their clothes. Try to break out from the traditional corduroy and tweed and practise what you teach. It is not acceptable to wear the actual tie you wore at school, as this will be at least 20 years old, be rather frayed and will have your name sewn in the back by your mum. Steven Chapman Science Year Manager, British Association for the Advancement of Science Signing Off takes a humorous and irreverent look at physics education. The views expressed here are those of the author and are not endorsed by the Editorial Board for Physics Education. Can you contribute a zany attitude or humorous anecdote? Please send your offering to ped@iop.org marked Signing Off.

  19. Thirteen Secrets of the Deal

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    Schaffhauser, Dian

    2011-01-01

    Whether one is on Wall Street, in Congress, or working in an IT shop on campus, negotiating a good deal is hard work. As higher education enters its purchasing season, "Campus Technology" talks to deal makers who have "been there and done that." This article presents their tips for getting the most value from vendors the next time one buys…

  20. Dealing with Bullies (For Kids)

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    ... First Aid & Safety Doctors & Hospitals Videos Recipes for Kids Kids site Sitio para niños How the Body Works ... Search English Español Dealing With Bullies KidsHealth / For Kids / Dealing With Bullies What's in this article? Bullying ...

  1. Headaches - danger signs

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    Migraine headache - danger signs; Tension headache - danger signs; Cluster headache - danger signs; Vascular headache - danger signs ... and other head pain. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: ...

  2. Norma para la Certificación de Aplicadores de Plaguicidas Revisada

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    La EPA emitió una propuesta para la revisión de la norma para la Certificación de Aplicadores de Plaguicidas. La norma ayudará a mantener nuestras comunidades seguras, salvaguardar el medio ambiente y reducir el riesgo a los que aplican los plaguicidas.

  3. Normas de usabilidad de sitios web. Pautas de aplicación

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    Burgos, Daniel; Ruiz-Mezcua, Belén

    2005-01-01

    En este artículo presentamos una serie de normas básicas a seguir, y las pautas de aplicación relacionadas, con el objetivo de un manejo eficaz y eficiente de sitios web Las normas finalmente seleccionadas han resultado del fruto del trabajo de estudio e investigación realizado sobre más de un

  4. Norma aktsiapaki minek rootslaste kätte tekitab vastakaid tundeid / Gert D. Hankewitz

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    Hankewitz, Gert D.

    2010-01-01

    Rootslastele kuuluv ettevõte Autoliv, kellele kuulub 51 protsendi Norma aktsiatest, tegi Norma väikeaktsionäridele ülevõtmispakkumise, lubades ülejäänud firma 597 miljoni krooniga ära osta, makstes aktsia eest 92,31 krooni

  5. El proceso de armonización contable en latinoamérica: camino hacia las normas internacionales

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    Mercedes Palacios Manzano

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, tras el acuerdo firmado en 1995 entre el IASB y la IOSCO, junto con el plan de convergencia establecido entre el IASB y el FASB en 2002, el proceso de armonización contable se encuentra en un momento de enorme efervescencia. Durante las últimas décadas, numerosos organismos han participado activamente en el proceso de mejora de la comparabilidad de la información financiera de todas las empresas que actúan en un mismo mercado globalizado. Recientemente, la tendencia observada es hacia las Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad (que ahora han pasado a denominarse International Financial Reporting Standards como único conjunto de normas de contabilidad aceptadas a escala internacional. En este contexto, el objetivo de este trabajo es analizar el proceso de armonización contable en América Latina, detallando los esfuerzos realizados para lograr la convergencia de las normas contables. Para ello, se cree conveniente centrar en las principales contribuciones llevadas a cabo por dos grupos que a fechas actuales han alcanzado resultados: el Grupo de Integración del MERCOSUR de Contabilidad, Economía y Administración - GIMCEA y el Comité para la Cooperación en Asuntos de Informes Financieros del Tratado de Libre Comercio de Norteamérica - AFTA, analizando el proceso en los países que han establecido mecanismos formales para lograr la convergencia: Argentina y Brasil (miembros del GIMCEA, Chile y México (miembros del AFTA. Una vez expuestos los modelos armonizadores de los diferentes países, se cree conveniente realizar un estudio comparativo de los tratamientos contables dispares existentes entre las normas internacionales del IASB, los principios contables americanos del FASB, y las normas contables Latinoamericanas (Argentinas, Brasileñas, Chilenas y Mexicanas, determinando las áreas en las que es preciso continuar avanzando para lograr la convergencia de normas contables.Nowadays, after the agreement signed between the

  6. Name signs in Danish Sign Language

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    Bakken Jepsen, Julie

    2018-01-01

    in spoken languages, where a person working as a blacksmith by his friends might be referred to as ‘The Blacksmith’ (‘Here comes the Blacksmith!’) instead of using the person’s first name. Name signs are found not only in Danish Sign Language (DSL) but in most, if not all, sign languages studied to date....... This article provides examples of the creativity of the users of Danish Sign Language, including some of the processes in the use of metaphors, visual motivation and influence from Danish when name signs are created.......A name sign is a personal sign assigned to deaf, hearing impaired and hearing persons who enter the deaf community. The mouth action accompanying the sign reproduces all or part of the formal first name that the person has received by baptism or naming. Name signs can be compared to nicknames...

  7. Compiling a Sign Language Dictionary

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    Kristoffersen, Jette Hedegaard; Troelsgård, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    As we began working on the Danish Sign Language (DTS) Dictionary, we soon realised the truth in the statement that a lexicographer has to deal with problems within almost any linguistic discipline. Most of these problems come down to establishing simple rules, rules that can easily be applied every...... – or are they homonyms?" and so on. Very often such questions demand further research and can't be answered sufficiently through a simple standard formula. Therefore lexicographic work often seems like an endless series of compromises. Another source of compromise arises when you set out to decide which information...... this dilemma, as we see DTS learners and teachers as well as native DTS signers as our target users. In the following we will focus on four problem areas with particular relevance for the sign language lexicographer: Sign representation Spoken languague equivalents and mouth movements Example sentences Partial...

  8. Cancer treatment: dealing with pain

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000827.htm Cancer treatment - dealing with pain To use the sharing features ... test, can cause pain. Treatment. Many types of cancer treatments can cause pain, including chemotherapy , radiation , and surgery. ...

  9. Dealing with a Health Condition

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    ... own troubles as Melissa, who has Crohn's disease , discovered. Some of Melissa's medications made her look puffy, ... Palsy Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Dealing With Cancer HIV and AIDS View more About Us Contact Us ...

  10. Las normas de auditoria informática

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    José Dagoberto Pinilla F.

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo económico general de los países y el acelerado proceso de informatización de la sociedad a escala mundial, exigen metodologías de control organizadas y permanentemente actualizadas. De ahí que la función de auditoría informática deba estar debidamente apoyada en parámetros normativos que aseguren niveles deseables de confiabilidad en los resultados de los procesos. En este artículo se presentan los requisitos normativos que la comunidad internacional de auditores ha precisado para el ejercicio profesional. en términos de normas profesionales, para la ejecución del trabajo y para la rendición de informes.

  11. Entre normas e fatos: desafios e dilemas da ordem internacional

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    Cruz Sebastião C. Velasco e

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Examinam-se os limites e o significado da controvérsia entre "realistas" que invocam fatos e "cosmopolitas" que invocam normas, com referência às perspectivas da ordem internacional após 11 de setembro de 2001. Contra a idéia da retomada pelos EUA do multilateralismo, ou do seu oposto, a idéia dos EUA como sede de um verdadeiro império mundial, propõe-se um "cenário de transição", marcado por turbulências inter- e intra-estatais, sem prejuízo da possibilidade real de uma configuração mais equilibrada no futuro.

  12. Warning Signs of Bullying

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    ... of Aggressive Behavior Print Share Warning Signs for Bullying There are many warning signs that may indicate ... Get help right away . Signs a Child is Bullying Others Kids may be bullying others if they: ...

  13. PEG tubes: dealing with complications.

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    Malhi, Hardip; Thompson, Rosie

    A percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tube can be used to deliver nutrition, hydration and medicines directly into the patient's stomach. Patients will require a tube if they are unable to swallow safely, putting them at risk of aspiration of food, drink and medicines into their lungs. It is vital that nurses are aware of the complications that may arise when caring for a patient with a PEG tube. It is equally important that nurses know how to deal with these complications or from where tc seek advice. This article provides a quick troubleshooting guide to help nurses deal with complications that can arise with PEG feeding.

  14. Idiosyncratic Deals and Organizational Commitment

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    Ng, Thomas W. H.; Feldman, Daniel C.

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the relationship between idiosyncratic deals and organizational commitment. In particular, it examines how two individual differences which reflect self-worth (core self-evaluations and age) moderate that relationship. We predicted that employees with feelings of high self-worth will expect and will feel entitled to these…

  15. Dealing with Resistance to Change

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    Williamson, Ronald; Blackburn, Barbara R.

    2010-01-01

    One of the biggest roadblocks to addressing instructional rigor in schools is the resistance to change that is displayed by teachers, students, parents, and other building and district leaders. Every person deals differently with change. Some are more accepting, others more resistant. No change is successful if the people being asked to change…

  16. Porosidad libre en granitos alterados: Comentarios a las normas

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    Íñigo Íñigo, A. C.

    1995-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper, the possible relation among some petrophysical properties of five types of granitic materials, whether artificially aged or not, subject to different consolidation and/or water repellent treatments, has been studied. The study indicates a good correlation among imibition values and porosity (free and total. Likewise, correlation exists between apparent density and total porosity. Differences in relative variation of imbibition values and free porosity when treating samples, advise about modification or enlargment of standards for materials with high microporosity index.

    En el presente artículo se estudia la posible relación existente entre los valores de algunas propiedades petrofísicas de cinco variedades de materiales graníticos cuando, envejecidos artificialmente o no, son sometidos a diferentes tratamientos de consolidación y/o hidrofugación. El estudio indica una buena correlación entre los valores de la imbibición y porosidad (libre y total. Asimismo, existe correlación entre densidad aparente y porosidad total. Las diferencias en las variaciones relativas de los valores de imbibición y porosidad libre al tratar las muestras, aconseja la modificación o ampliación de las normas para materiales con elevado índice de microporosidad.

  17. Norma hoiab ligi pool miljardit krooni hoiupõrsas / Eleri Lopp

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    Lopp, Eleri

    2007-01-01

    Norma AS-i ligi poolest miljardit kroonist, mis seisab juba pikemat aega pangakontol või on paigutatud lühiajalistesse investeeringutesse. Kommenteerib Lauri Lind. Diagramm: Normal pidevalt sajad miljonid käibevaras

  18. Norma majandustulemuste ootused käivad üksteisele vastu / Gea Velthut-Sokka

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    Velthut-Sokka, Gea, 1977-

    2004-01-01

    LHV ja Hansapanga analüütikud ennustavad Normale suurenenud kasumit ja aktsiahinna tõusu, Suprema ennustab nii käibe kui ka kasumi vähenemist. Kommenteerib Norma tegevdirektor Peep Siimon. Diagramm

  19. Norma tulemusi toetas suurem müük Venemaa turule / Tarvo Vaarmets

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    Vaarmets, Tarvo

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 1. nov. lk. 29. Suuremad tellimused Vene autotootjatelt lisasid Norma III kvartali käibele 2005. aastaga võrreldes ligi kolmandiku. Diagramm. Kommenteerib Rait Maasikas

  20. La crisis del concepto prudencia a causa del tránsito de las normas nacionales austriacas de información financiera a las normas internacionales

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    Matthias Reeh Michael; Molina Roa Nelson Andrés

    2013-01-01

    Al ser un país miembro de la Unión Europea (UE), la nación austriaca ha venido incorporando paulatinamente las International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (NIIF) en español, a sus procesos contables y de revelación de información financiera en remplazo de las normas nacionales locales conocidas como Unternehmensgesetzbuch (UGB). Durante este proceso de convergencia, el principio prudencia ha entrado en crisis dentro del marco conceptual...

  1. German-Brazilian nuclear deal

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    Krugmann, H.

    1981-01-01

    Examination of the arguments in favor of the nuclear deal with West Germany and the resulting program suggests that revisions of both are in order to make them more compatible with Brazil's national interests. The deficiencies of current policy appear to be too weighty and numerous to be ignored. Sooner or later the government will have to move toward adjusting its nuclear agreement with West Germany, if not for the reasons discussed here then for lack of capital. Current estimates of the nuclear package lie in the range of $25 to $30 billion, compared to an initial projection of about $5 billion. The deal has become so expensive that it would draw capital from the hydropower and alcohol programs essential for the short and medium-term energy needs of the country. Mr. Krugman feels the Brazilian government should hold off on further nuclear contracts. And it should thoroughly reassess what Brazil's nuclear energy and technology requirements are and how to meet them. There are indications that the reassessment process is already underway. As long as the German nuclear industry depends on the sale of technology to Brazil, the Brazilian government will have considerable bargaining power to enforce further changes in the deal. If this power is used wisely, the result could be cooperation between the two countries toward nuclear options that are consistent with Brazil's energy and development needs

  2. Beneficios de la aplicación de normas internacionales ISO en procesos electorales

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    Jeffrey Badí Quinteros Basantes

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentarán los beneficios de la aplicabilidad de las normas internacionales ISO en los procesos electorales, con el fin de poder elevar los niveles de percepción positiva de los ciudadanos. Se verificará la aplicación de normas ISO/TS 17582:2014, Sistemas de Gestión de la Calidad y la norma ISO/IEC 27001:2013, para todas las fases de un proceso electoral. Se expondrán los dominios que forman parte de la norma ISO/TS 17582:2014 , los cuales permiten un proceso de mejoramiento continuo a fin de garantizar la calidad de las metodologías que soportan la organización, administración, gestión, seguimiento y auditorías de un proceso electoral. La norma ISO/IEC 27001:2013 se alinea con la norma ISO9001:2008 para la gestión de seguridad de la información. La aplicación de esta normativa permitirá asegurar la integridad, confidencialidad y disponibilidad de la información durante los procesos electorales.

  3. Emotions & Relationships: Dealing with the Tough Stuff

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    Emotions & Relationships: Dealing with the Tough Stuff; emotional health; emotional health; emotional health article; emotional health articles; best way to deal with emotions; best ways to deal with relationships; how to build relationships; how to strengthen relationships

  4. The atomic deal with Brazil

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    Mirow, K.R.

    1980-01-01

    The author deals with the German-Brazilian nuclear treaty using sources which are meanwhile official. A roaring trade - made in 1975 - had become a public nuisance in 1979. Grand plans of German and Brazilian politicians had changed into economic crisis, unemployment and uncompleted, dilapidating buildings. While even the new government adhered to the treaty, Brazilia had begun a national instigation campaign. This was, however, superseded by Brazil's high indebtedness, an economic crisis and social unrest so that it was impossible to realize the nuclear treaty. (HSCH) [de

  5. L'Estatut com a norma i la seva funció constitucional - El Estatuto como norma y su función constitucional

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    Joaquín Tornos

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Concepte i funció de l’Estatut d’autonomia en la Sentència 31/2010, de 28 de juny, sobre l’Estatut d’autonomia de Catalunya (81-85Enoch Albertí RoviraLa funció constitucional de l’Estatut en la Sentència 31/2010, sobre l’Estatut d’autonomia de Catalunya (86-90Josep M. Castellà AndreuL’Estatut com a norma i la seva funció constitucional. Comentari a la Sentència 31/2010 (91-95Enric Fossas EspadalerL’Estatut com a norma jurídica (96-100Joaquín Tornos MasConcepto y función del Estatuto de Autonomía en la Sentencia 31/2010, de 28 de junio, sobre el Estatuto de Autonomía de Cataluña (81-85Enoch Albertí RoviraLa función constitucional del Estatuto en la Sentencia 31/2010 sobre el Estatuto de Autonomía de Cataluña (86-90Josep M. Castellà AndreuEl Estatuto como norma y su función constitucional. Comentario a la Sentencia 31/2010 (91-95Enric Fossas EspadalerEl Estatuto como norma jurídica (96-100Joaquín Tornos Mas

  6. Making an Online Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language ...

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    ... is n example of a contemporary sign language dictionary that leverages the 21st ... informed development of this bilingual, bi-directional, multimedia dictionary. ... and dealing with sociolinguistic variation in the selection and performance of ...

  7. Dealing with the difficult utility

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    Keats, D.E.; Sundquist, M.J.; Cross, J.P.

    1991-01-01

    STS HydroPower, Ltd. (STS) is an independent hydroelectric power developer involved in the full scope of hydroelectric activities. This includes the permitting, design, financing, turbine design and manufacturing, site construction and operation of small to mid-sized hydroelectric sites across the United States. At the present time, STS owns and operates nine sites in four states with a combined capacity of 20 megawatts. In dealing with the implementation of these sites, STS has dealt with five different utilities. In addition, in pursuing additional development opportunities throughout the United States, STS has had contact with numerous other utilities. During this time it would be fair to conclude that each of these utilities has exhibited its own personality with respect to dealing with independent developers. To the credit of the utility industry, the majority of these utilities have been helpful and supportive of independent projects, but a small number of utilities have approached projects from an initial and continuing adversarial position. The purpose of this paper is to examine those options and procedures available to the developer when a utility is encountered with a negative predisposition

  8. 'Felson Signs' revisited

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    George, Phiji P.; Irodi, Aparna; Keshava, Shyamkumar N.; Lamont, Anthony C.

    2014-01-01

    In this article we revisit, with the help of images, those classic signs in chest radiography described by Dr Benjamin Felson himself, or other illustrious radiologists of his time, cited and discussed in 'Chest Roentgenology'. We briefly describe the causes of the signs, their utility and the differential diagnosis to be considered when each sign is seen. Wherever possible, we use CT images to illustrate the basis of some of these classic radiographic signs.

  9. Power Deals. Mergers and acquisitions activity within the global electricity and gas market. 2007 Annual Review

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    2007-01-01

    The year 2007 saw a continued remarkable expansion in the total number and value of deals in the power utilities sector (electricity and gas) worldwide. A 25% increase put the total power deal value of USD 372.5bn nearly nine times above the US$43bn recorded just four years earlier in 2003. Records continue to be set in the sector for the total number and value of deals and for the size of individual deals. There was little sign of the sector pausing for breath in 2007. There were fewer mega-deals, reflecting the complexity of getting really huge deals over the political and regulatory hurdles, but this was more than compensated by a rise in mid-size deal numbers. There was no clear evidence of a fall-off in deal activity in the second half of the year as the credit crisis broke. Indeed, 57% of all power sector deals, 441 of the total 768 deals, came in the second half. Strong deal momentum characterised all the major markets and, with the restructuring of the Russian electricity sector, 2007 marked the year when deals in the Russian Federation made a significant impact on the worldwide totals. Thus, for the first time, Power Deals 2007 includes a specific section on the Russian deals and we separate them out from the wider Asia Pacific totals where they featured in previous editions

  10. Power Deals. Mergers and acquisitions activity within the global electricity and gas market. 2007 Annual Review

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    The year 2007 saw a continued remarkable expansion in the total number and value of deals in the power utilities sector (electricity and gas) worldwide. A 25% increase put the total power deal value of USD 372.5bn nearly nine times above the US$43bn recorded just four years earlier in 2003. Records continue to be set in the sector for the total number and value of deals and for the size of individual deals. There was little sign of the sector pausing for breath in 2007. There were fewer mega-deals, reflecting the complexity of getting really huge deals over the political and regulatory hurdles, but this was more than compensated by a rise in mid-size deal numbers. There was no clear evidence of a fall-off in deal activity in the second half of the year as the credit crisis broke. Indeed, 57% of all power sector deals, 441 of the total 768 deals, came in the second half. Strong deal momentum characterised all the major markets and, with the restructuring of the Russian electricity sector, 2007 marked the year when deals in the Russian Federation made a significant impact on the worldwide totals. Thus, for the first time, Power Deals 2007 includes a specific section on the Russian deals and we separate them out from the wider Asia Pacific totals where they featured in previous editions.

  11. Dealing with Y2K

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    Showstack, Randy

    In 17 months, the ball drops in New York's Times Square to usher in a new millennium and new year ending in the digits 00. However, internal clocks in computers around the world may recognize the date as 1900 rather than 2000 if governments and businesses drop the ball in dealing with a simple computer design flaw that has ballooned into a complex management issue of correcting billions of lines of computer code worldwide.In a speech at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C, in July, U.S. President Bill Clinton proposed new legislation to make it easier for the private sector to collaborate in solving this problem.

  12. Signed languages and globalization

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    Hiddinga, A.; Crasborn, O.

    2011-01-01

    Deaf people who form part of a Deaf community communicate using a shared sign language. When meeting people from another language community, they can fall back on a flexible and highly context-dependent form of communication called international sign, in which shared elements from their own sign

  13. British Sign Name Customs

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    Day, Linda; Sutton-Spence, Rachel

    2010-01-01

    Research presented here describes the sign names and the customs of name allocation within the British Deaf community. While some aspects of British Sign Language sign names and British Deaf naming customs differ from those in most Western societies, there are many similarities. There are also similarities with other societies outside the more…

  14. Normas farmacológicas cubanas: desarrollo e impacto

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    Celeste Aurora Sánchez González

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Se describió la importancia como instrumento de consulta, del compendio nacional de sustancias activas y asociaciones de uso farmacéutico industrial aceptadas y rechazadas en Cuba. Se identificó la información de seguridad para el uso racional que incorpora la clasificación terapéutica adoptada y la estructura organizativa de estas Normas Farmacológicas Cubanas (NFC. Se cuantificó su aplicación por el Centro para el Control de la Calidad de los Medicamentos (CECMED, usuarios cubanos y extranjeros durante el período 1996 al 2000, para determinar grados de novedad y caracterización terapéutica, mediante el análisis de Ensayos Clínicos Autorizados y Registros de Medicamentos otorgados. Se dimensionó el impacto en la Reglamentación Farmacéutica Nacional y la interacción con otras regulaciones. Se identificaron las perspectivas de desarrollo en su alcance y contenido. Se concluyó la utilidad de las NFC en la adecuada clasificación del grado de novedad de los productos, el ágil y preciso manejo y evaluación de trámites, así como en la caracterización del enfoque terapéutico.The importance as a consultation tool of the National Compendium of active ingredients for industrial pharmaceutical use and its combinations that are accepted and refused in Cuba was described. The safety information for their rational use that includes the adopted therapeutic classification and the organizational structuring of the Cuban Pharmacological Standards were identified. Its application was quantified by the Center for Drug Quality Control (CECMED , by national and foreign users in the period 1996-2000, in order to identify the degree of novelty of products and the therapeutical characterization by analysing the authorised clinical trials and the register of provided drugs. The impact on the National Pharmaceutical Regulation, and the interrelation with other regulations were shown. The scope and contents of the development prospects were stated

  15. Mexican official Norms in constructions; Normas oficiales mexicanas en edificaciones

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    Morales Martinez, Norma Eneida [Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE) (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    The Federal Law on Metrology and Normalization operative since July 16 1992, establishes that it corresponds to the dependencies of Federal Public Administration (APF), in its scope of competence, to constitute the National Consultative Committee of Normalization (CCNN) to issue the Mexican official norms (NOM) on products, systems, processes, methods, facilities, services or activities, as well as to certify, to verify and inspect its fulfillment. The NOMs are of obligatory application since their purpose is the establishment of the characteristics and/or specifications, criteria and procedures that allow to protect and to promote the improvement of the environment and ecosystems, as well as the preservation of the natural resources. The normalization for the power efficiency in the constructions represents an effort directed to the improvement of the thermal design of buildings and to the obtaining of its inhabitants' comfort with a smaller energy consumption. The heat gain by solar radiation is the source most important to control, a control obtained with a suitable design of the building covering. [Spanish] La Ley Federal sobre Metrologia y Normalizacion en vigor desde el 16 de julio de 1992, establece que corresponde a las dependencias de la Administracion Publica Federal (APF), en su ambito de competencia, constituir los Comite consultivo Nacional de Normalizacion (CCNN) para expedir las normas oficiales mexicanas (NOM) sobre productos, sistemas, procesos, metodos, instalaciones, servicios o actividades, asi como certificar, verificar e inspeccionar su cumplimiento. Las NOM son de aplicacion obligatoria porque tienen como finalidad establecer las caracteristicas y/o especificaciones, criterios y procedimientos que permitan proteger y promover el mejoramiento del ambiente y los ecosistemas, asi como la preservacion de los recursos naturales. La normalizacion para la eficiencia energetica en las edificaciones representa un esfuerzo encaminado a mejorar el

  16. On the System of Person-Denoting Signs in Estonian Sign Language: Estonian Name Signs

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    Paales, Liina

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses Estonian personal name signs. According to study there are four personal name sign categories in Estonian Sign Language: (1) arbitrary name signs; (2) descriptive name signs; (3) initialized-descriptive name signs; (4) loan/borrowed name signs. Mostly there are represented descriptive and borrowed personal name signs among…

  17. Pautas para citar textos y hacer listas de referencias según las normas de la American Psichological Association (APA)

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    Ossa, Marcela

    2003-01-01

    La escritura de documentos, artículos, ensayos etc. implica seguir cuidadosamente algunas normas. La Revista EMA se guía para la edición de sus artículos por las normas de la American Psychological Association (APA). El presente documento tiene como objeto dar a conocer algunas de estas normas de tal modo que quien envíe un artículo para su publicación las utilice. Encontrarán algunas pautas para citar textos y hacer listas de referencias según las normas de la American Psychological Associat...

  18. Atlantic petroleum royalties : fair deal or raw deal

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    Watkins, G.C.; Crowley, B.L.

    2001-01-01

    A study was conducted to address the controversy regarding the Newfoundland and Nova Scotia offshore royalty regimes and associated agreements. This study compared the regimes in Atlantic Canada with the best practices elsewhere and laid important groundwork for understanding the Atlantic offshore oil and gas industry. The main concern by the public is whether the distribution of returns from resource exploitation is fair. The report is divided into 6 sections which examine the nature of economic rent in the context of natural resources, and look at various instruments used to lay claim to it. A review of the resource rent royalty (RRR) instrument, dealing with a tax on net cash flow before outlining its approximation by the RRR was included along with a set of examples of such regimes in Australia, Canadian Frontier Lands, and the United Kingdom. An evaluation criteria was developed for the royalty regime and this criteria was applied to the current generic Nova Scotia and Newfoundland offshore petroleum tax regimes. It was concluded that there is room for improvement, but in general, the regimes stand up to rigorous experimentation and they provide a fair return to the provinces and citizens. The present regimes do not discourage further development of the industry. 17 refs., 1 tab., 2 figs

  19. Dimensionado y Tolerado Geométrico en las Normas Técnicas Colombianas

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se hace una introducción al tema del Dimensionado y Tolerado Geométrico mostrando una comparación con el sistema de Tolerado Convencional y se destacan algunas de sus ventajas. Posteriormente describe seis tipos de error de frecuente ocurrencia en las Normas Técnicas Colombianas -NTC- sobre Dimensionado y Tolerado Geométrico. Se menciona el número de veces aproximado que estos tipos de errores se presentan en cada norma. Finalmente se aborda una discusión y se hace alusión a las posibles consecuencias que en el país se dan con la existencia de estas normas en su condición actual

  20. Dimensionado y Tolerado Geométrico en las Normas Técnicas Colombianas

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    Jorge Gómez; Javier Romero; Wilver Suaza

    2002-01-01

    En este artículo se hace una introducción al tema del Dimensionado y Tolerado Geométrico mostrando una comparación con el sistema de Tolerado Convencional y se destacan algunas de sus ventajas. Posteriormente describe seis tipos de error de frecuente ocurrencia en las Normas Técnicas Colombianas -NTC- sobre Dimensionado y Tolerado Geométrico. Se menciona el número de veces aproximado que estos tipos de errores se presentan en cada norma. Finalmente se aborda una discusión y se hace alusión ...

  1. Estudio sobre la pertinencia del uso de las normas disponibles del Raven en adultos mayores chilenos

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    Alarcón Paz,Cristina; Díaz Valenzuela,Vanessa; Hernández Rosales,Jacqueline; Estrada Goic,Claudia

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    La evaluación de la inteligencia en población adulto mayor ha aumentado su relevancia debido al incremento de la esperanza de vida. Este estudio centra su interés en la pertinencia de normas disponibles para el Test de Matrices Progresivas de Raven para dicha población. Se utilizaron normas de Colchester (1942, en Raven, Court y Raven, 2008), las más completas existentes. Participaron 102 adultos mayores voluntarios (más de 60 años). El diseño fue no experimental transversal correlacional. Lo...

  2. Normas para la determinación de las resistencias del cemento

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    Meyer, A.

    1964-09-01

    Full Text Available Not availableTodas las normas de cemento contienen disposiciones sobre el ensayo de resistencia, ya que la resistencia constituye, generalmente, la base de la que se parte para determinar la calidad del cemento. Como las normas de los distintos países no suelen ser iguales, el ensayo de un mismo cemento, hecho según cada una de ellas, da unas cifras muy diferentes, lo cual dificulta considerablemente la comparación de la resistencia de un cemento entre los distintos métodos de ensayo.

  3. Controle de Qualidade dos Serv iços de Auditoria Independente: Um Estudo Compara tivo entre as Normas Brasileiras e as Normas Internacionais

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    Elisabeth Yukie Horita Ito

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A atividade de auditoria independente exerce um papel importante no bom funcionamento do mercado por contribuir para maior confiabilidade das informações quanto à sua transparência e adequação de forma independente e com base em procedimentos técnicos e profissionais. Para assegurar a qualidade dos serviços prestados pela auditoria independente é necessário um efetivo controle de qualidade desses serviços. A mencionada qualidade está diretamente relacionada à independência e à competência técnica do auditor e no nível de regulação exercido pelas entidades supervisoras. Padrões e normas que tratam de serviços de consultoria, conflitos de interesse, comitê de auditoria e rodízio periódico obrigatório do auditor independente procuram garantir a independência dos serviços prestados. A competência técnica é buscada por meio do exame de qualificação técnica e de programa de educação profissional continuada. O programa interno de controle de qualidade dos serviços prestados e a revisão pelos pares constituem, respectivamente, exemplo de controle interno e externo sobre a auditoria independente. Face ao exposto, buscou-se neste trabalho, avaliar o nível de aderência das normas brasileiras relacionadas com o controle de qualidade dos serviços de auditoria independente com as normas norte internacionais. Como resultado da pesquisa, concluiu-se forte convergência das normas brasileiras relativamente à internacionalmente adotadas.

  4. Creating flexible work arrangements through idiosyncratic deals.

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    Hornung, Severin; Rousseau, Denise M; Glaser, Jürgen

    2008-05-01

    A survey of 887 employees in a German government agency assessed the antecedents and consequences of idiosyncratic arrangements individual workers negotiated with their supervisors. Work arrangements promoting the individualization of employment conditions, such as part-time work and telecommuting, were positively related to the negotiation of idiosyncratic deals ("i-deals"). Worker personal initiative also had a positive effect on i-deal negotiation. Two types of i-deals were studied: flexibility in hours of work and developmental opportunities. Flexibility i-deals were negatively related and developmental i-deals positively related to work-family conflict and working unpaid overtime. Developmental i-deals were also positively related to increased performance expectations and affective organizational commitment, while flexibility i-deals were unrelated to either. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved.

  5. Plan de implementación de un SGSI acorde a la norma ISO/IEC 27001:2005

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    Álvarez Verdugo, Joaquín

    2014-01-01

    Plan de implementación de un SGSI acorde a la norma ISO/IEC 27001:2005 en un organismo público municipal. Pla d'implementació d'un SGSI d'acord amb la norma ISO/IEC 27001:2005 en un organisme públic municipal. Master thesis for the ICT Security management program.

  6. New radiation warning sign

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    Mac Kenzie, C.; Mason, C.

    2006-01-01

    Full text: Radiation accidents involving orphan radioactive sources have happened as a result of people not recognizing the radiation trefoil symbol or from being illiterate and not understanding a warning statement on the radiation source. The trefoil symbol has no inherent meaning to people that have not been instructed in its use. A new radiation warning sign, to supplement the existing trefoil symbol, has been developed to address these issues. Human Factors experts, United Nations member states, and members of the international community of radiation protection professionals were consulted for input on the design of a new radiation warning sign that would clearly convey the message of 'Danger- Run Away- Stay Away' when in close proximity to a dangerous source of radiation. Cultural differences of perception on various warning symbols were taken into consideration and arrays of possible signs were developed. The signs were initially tested in international children for identification with the desired message and response. Based on these test results and further input from radiation protection professionals, five warning signs were identified as the most successful in conveying the desired message and response. These five signs were tested internationally in eleven countries by a professional survey company to determine the best sign for this purpose. The conclusion of the international testing is presented. The new radiation warning sign is currently a draft ISO standard under committee review. The design of the propose d radiation warning sign and the proposed implementation strategy outlined in the draft ISO standard is presented. (authors)

  7. Standardization of Sign Languages

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    Adam, Robert

    2015-01-01

    Over the years attempts have been made to standardize sign languages. This form of language planning has been tackled by a variety of agents, most notably teachers of Deaf students, social workers, government agencies, and occasionally groups of Deaf people themselves. Their efforts have most often involved the development of sign language books…

  8. A NORMA JURÍDICA E O PIÃO NORMATIVO

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    Thiago Neviani Cunha

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo versa sobre a disposição da norma jurídica dentro de um sistema normativo e a possibilidade de sua representação em forma de um pião. O desenvolvimento desse trabalho inicia-se com a importância, a conceituação, as características, a classificação e a fundamentação da norma jurídica. Posteriormente reserva-se espaço para o entendimento da norma dentro do ordenamento jurídico. Para uma última análise, serão explicitadas e discutidas as idéias de Hans Kelsen e sua pirâmide normativa. Analisando-se todo esse conjunto, buscar-se-á uma forma para a norma dentro do ordenamento jurídico, desenvolvendo-se a idéia do pião normativo.

  9. Defining Good Deals in Business Collectives

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    Michael Ayukawa

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available In the context of a current project at Carleton University to create creating a deal-making platform, this article presents the results of a recent review of the literature to determine: What is a good deal? This is question is asked from the perspective of the stakeholders in the development of a software-based collaboration tool that is designed to help streamline deal development between members. The stakeholders include the creators, the users, and the investors. We answer this question by examining several streams in the literature, all centered on understanding deals and deal-making processes. These streams explore the concept of a win-win deal, how value may be seen differently, and the group processes involved in deal making. A key contribution from this review suggests that deal goodness can be separated based on a Me-We construct: the impact to each and every stakeholder of the deal and the impact to the entire collective (not just the deal stakeholders. This implies one can separate the platform management problem into actor-centric (Me and linkage-centric (We domains. This is consistent with the notion of players balancing their self interest with the other stakeholders in the deal (Me-We. This is also consistent with the prospect of managing ecosystem health based on player and network-based metrics.

  10. Hubungan Antara Fakta Norma, Moral, dan Doktrin Hukum Dalam Pertimbangan Putusan Hakim

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    A Salman Maggalatung

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: The Correlation among Facts, Norms, Moral and Legal Doctrine in Consideration of a Judge's Decision. A judge must be able to explore and understand the legal values ​​that live in the community, maintain their independence, applying legal norms with high moral, ethical and adhere to a code of professional conduct, attention to doctrine and the views of legal experts in making a decision. This research aims to identify and analyze the correlation between facts, norms, moral and legal doctrine in consideration of a judge's decision. In addition to knowing the scope of the relationship between the existing facts, norms should be used as the base, and how much influence a judge moral (law enforcement in the decision and determination of the law. This study uses a qualitative-analysis-normative juridical and sociological-empirical. Abstrak: Hubungan Antara Fakta, Norma, Moral, dan Doktrin Hukum Dalam Pertimbangan Putusan Hakim. Seorang hakim harus mampu menggali dan memahami nilai-nilai hukum yang hidup dalam masyarakat, menjaga kemandiriannya, menerapkan norma hukum dengan moralitas yang tinggi, mematuhi etika dan kode etik profesi, memperhatikan doktrin dan pandanganpandangan para Ahli hukum dalam pengambilan sebuah putusan. Penulisan bertujuan untuk mengetahui dan menganalisis hubungan antara fakta, norma, moral, dan doktrin hukum dalam pertimbangan sebuah putusan hakim. Ruang lingkup tulisan ini meliputi hubungan antara fakta-fakta yang ada, norma-norma yang patut dijadikan dasar, dan seberapa besar pengaruh moral seorang hakim dalam pengambilan dan penetapan hukum. Metode yang digunakan kualitatifanalisis dengan pendekatan yuridis-normatif dan sosiologis-empiris. DOI: 10.15408/jch.v1i2.1462

  11. Signs of political economy

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    Bernard Lamizet

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Like any political system, economy is a system of signs and representations. The Semiotics of economy elaborates its analytical methods to interpret such signs, which give meaning to the economy by representing its performances in public debate and in the media. Four major features distinguish the Semiotics of political economy from other semiotic forms or other systems of information and political representation. First of all, the relationship between the signification of the economy and the real or the imaginary phenomena to which they refer always pertains to the order of values. The second characteristic of economic signs is the significance of the state of lack they express. The third characteristic of signs of the economy is the form of sign production, which can be designated by the concept of emission of signs and their diffusion. Finally, as all signs, the economic sign is arbitrary. In the field of Economics, such arbitrariness does not imply that the Subject is free to superimpose whatever value to the signs themselves, but refers to the rupture between the world and its possible transformation. The very meaning of the word economy is here at stake. Oikos, in Greek (the term from which the word economy is derived refers to a known, familiar space. Economy transforms the real, natural world into a symbolic social world, into a world of relations with others whom we recognise and whose actions are relatively predictable. It might be useful to consider the contemporary issue of debt, its implications and its multiple meanings, which includes both the ethical and moral dimension of the condemnation of debt as well as the imaginary political dimension based on the expression of an idea of independence.

  12. The sign learning theory

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    The sign learning theory also holds secrets that could be exploited in accomplishing motor tasks. ... Introduction ... In his classic work: Cognitive Map in Rats and Men (1948),Tolman talked about five groups of experiments viz: latent learning ...

  13. Crocodile jaw sign

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    Brij Sharma

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This teaching image highlights the CT abdominal imaging finding of 'crocodile jaw sign' which should raise concern about the presence of an incomplete annular pancreas which causes partial encasement of the duodenum.

  14. Normas anti-elusivas domésticas e internacionais no direito tributário internacional

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    Okuma, Alessandra de Souza

    2009-01-01

    O objeto deste trabalho é a análise das normas anti-elusivas veiculadas por leis brasileiras e pelas Convenções Internacionais para evitar a dupla tributação ( CIT ), no que concerne ao imposto sobre a renda da pessoa jurídica. Partiremos da teoria dos sistemas de Luhmann, dos princípios constitucionais tributários e das normas de direito privado para construir a norma geral anti-elusiva doméstica, tal como delineada pelo art. 116, parágrafo único do CTN. Demonstraremos que a aplicação dessa ...

  15. Dealing with Human Death: The Floating Perspective.

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    Kenyon, Gary M.

    1991-01-01

    Explores approach to dealing with human death. Describes floating perspective, based on insights from Choron and Jaspers, as suggesting it is possible to deal with human death by refraining from taking ultimate position on the problem. Position encourages openness to death. Examines role of anxiety and describes possible meaningful outcomes of…

  16. Coupons from Deal Sites as Gifts

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    Pavlicek, Antonin; Sudzina, Frantisek

    2017-01-01

    There already exist studies on what influences use of deal sites. But there is a gap in literature when it comes to purchasing coupons from deal sites and then using them as gifts. The paper analyzes whether gender, age and personality traits influence such behavior. Big Five Inventory traits...

  17. The New Deal: A Global History

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    Patel, Kiran Klaus

    2016-01-01

    The New Deal: A Global History provides a radically new interpretation of a pivotal period in US history. The first comprehensive study of the New Deal in a global context, the book compares American responses to the international crisis of capitalism and democracy during the 1930s to responses by

  18. La crisis del concepto prudencia a causa del tránsito de las normas nacionales austriacas de información financiera a las normas internacionales

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    Michael Matthias Reeh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Al ser un país miembro de la Unión Europea (UE, la nación austriaca ha venido incorporando paulatinamente las International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS, Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (NIIF en español, a sus procesos contables y de revelación de información financiera en remplazo de las normas nacionales locales conocidas como Unternehmensgesetzbuch (UGB. Durante este proceso de convergencia, el principio prudencia ha entrado en crisis dentro del marco conceptual de las IFRS a cambio del principio valor justo o razonable. Es por ello que este trabajo presenta los principios básicos del sistema austriaco nacional, UGB, en comparación con los de las IFRS con el fin de analizar, por un lado, las razones por las cuales el concepto prudencia entro en crisis y, por otro, si el principio valor justo o razonable es el indicado para remplazar al primero.

  19. Representaciones sobre las normas de género: la resistencia al cambio

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    Alejandra Martínez

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es producto de un trabajo de investigación realizado entre 2006 y 2009 en la ciudad de Córdoba, Argentina. Uno de los objetivos centrales de dicho estudio fue analizar las representaciones de las normas de género en varones y mujeres, y relacionar dichas representaciones con sus condiciones objetivas de existencia. En este escrito mostramos las articulaciones resultantes entre representaciones y condiciones objetivas -específicamente aquellas relativas a la posesión/carencia de capital económico y cultural-, poniendo en relieve la resistencia de las representaciones más tradicionales asociadas a las normas de género.

  20. Adolf Kussmaul and Kussmaul's sign

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    Navreet Singh

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Kussmaul's has provided us with three important signs: Pulses paradoxus, Kussmaul's sign and Kussmaul Breathing. This article discusses Kussmaul's sign, its discovery, first description, pathophyiology and exceptions.

  1. The NuSTAR Hard X-Ray Survey of the Norma Arm Region

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    Fornasini, Francesca M.; Tomsick, John A.; Hong, JaeSub

    2017-01-01

    We present a catalog of hard X-ray sources in a square-degree region surveyed by the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) in the direction of the Norma spiral arm. This survey has a total exposure time of 1.7 Ms, and the typical and maximum exposure depths are 50 ks and 1 Ms, respectively...... model with kT ≈ 15 keV, as observed for the CV candidates....

  2. Initial results from NuSTAR observations of the Norma arm

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    Bodaghee, Arash; Tomsick, John A.; Krivonos, Roman

    2014-01-01

    Results are presented for an initial survey of the Norma Arm gathered with the focusing hard X-ray telescope NuSTAR. The survey covers 0.2 deg2 of sky area in the 3-79 keV range with a minimum and maximum raw depth of 15 ks and 135 ks, respectively. Besides a bright black-hole X-ray binary...

  3. Reanimating Storywork: Indigenous Elders’ Reflections on Leadership by Norma Rose Point

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    Point, Norma Rose

    2011-01-01

    xwmuthkwey’um Musqueam Elder Norma Rose Point discusses the importance of child rearing, caring for others, and traditional values in relation to leadership. Point elaborates on how she has surpassed experiences of racism, and how she has learnt to understand racism. Themes: caring for others; role modelling; collective approach to leadership-intergenerational advisory; communication; positive self-concept; relationship to the land; racism; perseverance; practice, training; caring for heal...

  4. MEDICINA Y DERECHO EL CONTROL DE LA VIDA Y LA MUERTE DEL INDIVIDUO, DESDE LA NORMA

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    Yolanda M. Guerra García

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo desarrolla la idea de cómo el Derecho hace parte de absolutamente todos los estadios en la vida de un individuo; todo, en relación con la vida, la muerte y lo que sucede en el intermedio está reglado por el Derecho. Todo está juridizado por el derecho, a través de normas: la vida y la muerte, la enfermedad, los tratamientos médicos y las posiciones éticas que debe asumir el médico frente a su paciente. Cuál es la conveniencia de que personas imperfectas que hacen las normas con intereses particulares y teniendo que pagar a quienes los subieron al poder diversos tipos de favores, sean quienes propongan los procedimientos y decisiones que deben tomarse en casos de vital importancia en la vida de las personas, como por ejemplo el caso de la eutanasia? Podría la ética o la bioética tener mayor relevancia en los casos importantes en donde la norma que regula la gerencia de la vida (biojurídica se queda corta sobre todo en las discusiones biopolíticas?.

  5. Fundamentos de las normas de descripción archivística y bibliotecaria

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    Carlos Oliva Marañón

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los archivos, las bibliotecas y los centros de documentación han aumentado su visibilidad en Internet durante los últimos años para interactuar con los usuarios y aproximarles a los fondos documentales en formato digital. La normalización es toda actividad colectiva dirigida a establecer e implementar normas para definir los requisitos que deben cumplir bienes, servicios y procedimientos. Esta investigación desarrolla las principales normas de descripción archivística (NEDA, ISAD y bibliotecaria (ISBD, MARC. Este proceso se considera una operación de análisis documental que respeta el principio de procedencia. Las especiales características del documento de archivo; la adaptación de las normas al fondo documental pertinente; la dificultad de la coherencia y la cohesión normativa; el aumento de volumen de trabajo; el alto coste económico; y la gestión del tiempo constituyen los principales inconvenientes para satisfacer adecuadamente las necesidades de información de los usuarios.

  6. Submersible pumps: Energetic efficiency norm; Bombas sumergibles: norma de eficiencia energetica

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    Acosta Torres, R. A.; Buendia Dominguez, E. H. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    The Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), supporting the Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE), has prepared a preliminary project of the norm of energy efficiency for submersible pumps. This document has complied with the necessary formalities for the emission of the norm. This paper presents the results of the analysis of the submersible pumps, the energy savings, as well as the economic evaluation that sustains the norm project, additionally pointing out the environmental impact that will bring along the implantation of the same. [Espanol] El Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), apoyando a la Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE), ha elaborado el anteproyecto de norma de eficiencia energetica para bombas sumergibles. Dicho documento ha cumplido con los tramites necesarios para la emision de una norma. En el presente articulo se mencionan los resultados del analisis de las bombas sumergibles, los ahorros energeticos, asi como la evaluacion economica que sustenta el proyecto de norma, indicandose ademas el impacto ambiental que tendra la implantacion de la misma.

  7. INTERACCIONES NUTRIMENTALES Y NORMAS DE DIAGNÓSTICO DE NUTRIMENTO COMPUESTO EN NOGAL PECANERO (Carya illinoensis

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    J. L. García-Hernández

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El cultivo de nogal pecanero (Carya illinoensis es actualmente uno de los de mayor rentabilidad en el norte de México. En la región conocida como la Comarca Lagunera que comprende parte de los estados de Coahuila y Durango se han reportado diversos desbalances nutrimentales que afectan el rendimiento y productividad de este cultivo. Este estudio fue desarrollado para determinar las normas de diagnóstico de nutrimento compuesto (DNC y para estudiar las interacciones entre nutrimentos de dicho cultivo. A través de la metodología de DNC se determinó el valor mínimo de alto rendimiento de fruto maduro, así como los rangos de macronutrimentos (N, P, K, Ca y Mg óptimos correspondientes en el tejido foliar, los cuales son llamados normas nutrimentales. Estas normas se definieron considerando un valor de rendimiento mínimo de 1.39 t·ha-1 en este cultivo. Los análisis de componentes principales, utilizando los índices de DNC, permitieron identificar las siguientes interacciones: positiva N-R y negativas N-Ca, K-Mg y P-Ca.

  8. ¿QUÉ TIPO DE NORMAS ÉTICAS REQUIERE NUESTRA PROFESIÓN?

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    Juan Pablo Romano Pastor

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene por objetivo dar a conocer la situación que la profesión contable argentina en general presenta sobre la ética profesional y los Códigos de Ética, en un marco de creciente integración internacional. Las acciones coordinadas debieran partir del cumplimiento de la “intención” manifestada en el Acta de Catamarca de lograr unificación de normas profesionales en todas las jurisdicciones, cumplida respecto de las normas contables y de auditoría, de las normas éticas, bajo la propuesta de unificación de normativa en un solo cuerpo integrado vigente en todo el país. La posibilidad de adopción del Código de Ética de IFAC nos plantea el interrogante respecto del tipo de normativa que requerimos: ¿basado en reglas o basado en principios?

  9. Algunos Elementos de Técnica Normativa Aplicables a las Normas Contables Profesionales Argentinas

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    Leila Di Russo de Hauque

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza lo que los autores consideran los tres defectos principales de las normas contables profesionales argentinas desde el punto de vista de la técnica normativa: a falta de separación entre los contenidos expositivos y los dispositivos en las resoluciones técnicas, b falta de utilización de un ordenamiento sobre la base de artículos y de divisiones de nivel superior e inferior en los mismos y c utilización inadecuada de ejemplos y enunciaciones no taxativas. El trabajo de investigación incluye una propuesta para reescribiruna norma contable profesional nacional concreta: la Resolución Técnica nº 16. Las conclusiones enfatizan la importancia de la utilización de las mejores prácticas de técnica normativa para la redacción de las normas contables profesionales para lograr mejores resultados en el proceso de su aplicación.

  10. Submersible pumps: Energetic efficiency norm; Bombas sumergibles: norma de eficiencia energetica

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    Acosta Torres, R A; Buendia Dominguez, E H [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1998-12-31

    The Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), supporting the Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE), has prepared a preliminary project of the norm of energy efficiency for submersible pumps. This document has complied with the necessary formalities for the emission of the norm. This paper presents the results of the analysis of the submersible pumps, the energy savings, as well as the economic evaluation that sustains the norm project, additionally pointing out the environmental impact that will bring along the implantation of the same. [Espanol] El Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), apoyando a la Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE), ha elaborado el anteproyecto de norma de eficiencia energetica para bombas sumergibles. Dicho documento ha cumplido con los tramites necesarios para la emision de una norma. En el presente articulo se mencionan los resultados del analisis de las bombas sumergibles, los ahorros energeticos, asi como la evaluacion economica que sustenta el proyecto de norma, indicandose ademas el impacto ambiental que tendra la implantacion de la misma.

  11. A família na Unidade de Pediatria: convivendo com normas e rotinas hospitalares

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    Daiani Modernel Xavier

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se conhecer, na visão foucaultiana, como o familiar cuidador da criança convive com as normas e rotinas no hospital. Estudo descritivo com abordagem qualitativa, realizado no segundo semestre de 2011. Teve como referencial metodológico a Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados. Foi desenvolvido na Unidade de Pediatria de um Hospital Universitário no sul do Brasil, com dezoito familiares cuidadores. A coleta de dados foi realizada por entrevistas semiestruturadas e a análise, através da codificação aberta, axial e seletiva. Percebeu-se que a família tende a submeter-se às normas e rotinas no hospital, mas reconhece a importância de sua flexibilização, exercendo resistência, seja dialogando, seja transgredindo, em busca de autonomia, quando percebem que essas não contemplam suas necessidades. Torna-se importante o uso de normas e rotinas que possibilitem à família práticas e espaços de liberdade, autonomia e resistência.

  12. TURISMO DE AVENTURA E ECOTURISMO: ENTRE PRÁTICAS E NORMAS NO CONTEXTO BRASILEIRO

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    Fabrício Peixoto Vasconcelos

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva descrever a importância e urgência da questão de norma em Turismo de Aventura e Ecoturismo no contexto brasileiro. A partir das definições e práticas das modalidades de Turismo de Aventura e Ecoturismo, busca-se desvelar as possíveis relações entre o homem e meio ambiente. Levanta a importância da Associação Brasileira das Agências de Ecoturismo e Turismo de Aventura nas definições e práticas de tais modalidades enfatizando a questão da satisfação, condução, risco controlado e segurança. Nessa perspectiva, apresenta as normas específicas publicadas pela Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas acerca da matéria, enfatizando seu papel social e sua contribuição para a disseminação responsável das práticas de Turismo de Aventura e Ecoturismo.

  13. Computational triadic algebras of signs

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    Zadrozny, W. [T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY (United States)

    1996-12-31

    We present a finite model of Peirce`s ten classes of signs. We briefly describe Peirce`s taxonomy of signs; we prove that any finite collection of signs can be extended to a finite algebra of signs in which all interpretants are themselves being interpreted; and we argue that Peirce`s ten classes of signs can be defined using constraints on algebras of signs. The paper opens the possibility of defining multimodal cognitive agents using Peirce`s classes of signs, and is a first step towards building a computational logic of signs based on Peirce`s taxonomies.

  14. La norma y la práctica en el centro socialista de Bahía Blanca: afiliaciones, cotizaciones, bajas y renuncias (1911-1919

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    Cabezas, Gonzalo Ezequiel

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo es un estudio de caso en clave microanalítica, que analiza las prácticas de afiliación, cotización, baja y renuncia en el centro socialista de Bahía Blanca en 1911-1919, contrastando cómo debía ser el procedimiento formal según las normas y/o costumbres establecidas en el partido y cómo era el habitual, junto con las razones de los afiliados para justificar que la práctica se alejara de la norma. Proponemos entender las prácticas dentro del continuum que va de lo formal a lo informal (de las reglas a los procedimientos cotidianos, en un intento por trascender la dicotomía entre accionar “tradicional y moderno” (signo del atraso y del progreso respectivamente, común en los estudios sobre partidos políticos en general y sobre socialismo en particular. Abstract This article is a case study in microanalytical key, which analyzes the practices of affiliation, contribution, unenlisting and resignation in the socialist center of Bahía Blanca in 1911- 1919, contrasting how should be the formal procedure according to the rules and/or costumes established in the party and how was the usual one, along with the reasons of the affiliates to justify that the practice moved away from the norm. We propose to understand the practices within the continuum that goes from formal to informal (from the rules to the usual procedures, in an attempt to transcend the dichotomy between “traditional and modern” action (sign of backwardness and progress respectively, common in studies of political parties in general and of socialism in particular.

  15. Toward the Ideal Signing Avatar

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    Nicoletta Adamo-Villani

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses ongoing research on the effects of a signing avatar's modeling/rendering features on the perception of sign language animation. It reports a recent study that aimed to determine whether a character's visual style has an effect on how signing animated characters are perceived by viewers. The stimuli of the study were two polygonal characters presenting two different visual styles: stylized and realistic. Each character signed four sentences. Forty-seven participants with experience in American Sign Language (ASL viewed the animated signing clips in random order via web survey. They (1 identified the signed sentences (if recognizable, (2 rated their legibility, and (3 rated the appeal of the signing avatar. Findings show that while character's visual style does not have an effect on subjects' perceived legibility of the signs and sign recognition, it has an effect on subjects' interest in the character. The stylized signing avatar was perceived as more appealing than the realistic one.

  16. Assistance System for Traffic Signs Inventory

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    Karel Zídek

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We can see arising trend in the automotive industry in last years – autonomous cars that are driven just by on-board computers. The traffic signs tracking system must deal with real conditions with data that are frequently obtained in poor light conditions, fog, heavy rain or are otherwise disturbed. Completely same problem is solved by mapping companies that are producing geospatial data for different information systems, navigations, etc. They are frequently using cars equipped with a wide range of measuring instruments including panoramic cameras. These measurements are frequently done during early morning hours when the traffic conditions are acceptable. However, in this time, the sun position is usually not optimal for the photography. Most of the traffic signs and other street objects are heavily underexposed. Hence, it is difficult to find an automatic approach that can identify them reliably. In this article, we focus on methods designed to deal with the described conditions. An overview of the state-of-the-art methods is outlined. Further, where it is possible, we outline an implementation of the described methods using well-known Open Computer Vision library. Finally, emphasis is placed on the methods that can deal with low light conditions, fog or other situations that complicate the detection process.

  17. Roentgen signs in diagnostic imaging. Vol. 2

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    1988-01-01

    The introductory chapter presents terminology and definitions of current use in the field of roentgen pathology and also gives a short list of terms relating to the application of the novel imaging methods. The first chapter explains the fundamentals of radiological evaluation of the bone joints and skeleton, and chapters two and three discuss fractures and luxations of the extremities and the available treatment methods. The fourth chapter deals with congenital and hereditary bone lesions and the relevant roentgen signs such as reduced contrast or modifications in size or shape. The chapters five and six deal with specific bone lesions of a particular bone or skeletal area, or a particular extremity, also characterised by reduced contrast. Other bone lesions showing enhanced density, expansive processes or other massive change are discussed in chapter seven, and roen tgen signs of the bone joints in chapter eight. The last chapter deals with computed tomography for diagnostic evaluation of the appendicular skeleton. (MG) With 1803 figs., 29 tabs [de

  18. The Forbidden Signs

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    While the field of semiotics has been active since it was started by Peirce, it appears like the last decade has been especially productive with a number of important new concepts being developed within the biosemiotics community. The novel concept of the Semiotic scaffold by Hoffmeyer is an impo......While the field of semiotics has been active since it was started by Peirce, it appears like the last decade has been especially productive with a number of important new concepts being developed within the biosemiotics community. The novel concept of the Semiotic scaffold by Hoffmeyer...... is an important addition that offers insight into the hardware requirements for bio-semiosis. As any type of semiosis must be dependent upon Semiotic scaffolds, I recently argued that the process of semiosis has to be divided into two separate processes of sign establishment and sign interpretation....... I also show that biological semiosis offers examples of forbidden signs, where the faulty interpretation of signs may lead to decimation of whole evolutionary lines of organisms. A new concept of Evolutionary memory which is applicable to both human and biological semiosis is explained...

  19. Sign Language Web Pages

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    Fels, Deborah I.; Richards, Jan; Hardman, Jim; Lee, Daniel G.

    2006-01-01

    The World Wide Web has changed the way people interact. It has also become an important equalizer of information access for many social sectors. However, for many people, including some sign language users, Web accessing can be difficult. For some, it not only presents another barrier to overcome but has left them without cultural equality. The…

  20. Buffer Zone Sign Template

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    The certified pesticide applicator is required to post a comparable sign, designating a buffer zone around the soil fumigant application block in order to control exposure risk. It must include the don't walk symbol, product name, and applicator contact.

  1. Flemish Sign Language Standardisation

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    Van Herreweghe, Mieke; Vermeerbergen, Myriam

    2009-01-01

    In 1997, the Flemish Deaf community officially rejected standardisation of Flemish Sign Language. It was a bold choice, which at the time was not in line with some of the decisions taken in the neighbouring countries. In this article, we shall discuss the choices the Flemish Deaf community has made in this respect and explore why the Flemish Deaf…

  2. 4 Healthy Ways to Deal With Emotions

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    Emotions can be a healthy, normal response to difficult situations and people. But sometimes they can feel overwhelming, and we reach for other things – like cigarettes or “comfort foods” to deal.

  3. Brain Aneurysm: Dealing with Emotional Distress

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    ... a great deal to do with initiation and motivation, and survivors with damage to this area may ... uncaring. The family of a survivor with poor motivation may become upset if they believe that the ...

  4. The American People and the New Deal

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    Michael Kazan

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Analysis of the Popular Front created by Franklin Roosevelt during the New Deal in which he was able to appeal to a broad spectrum of society across class, socioeconomic, religious, and political lines.

  5. Risky Business: Dealing with Your Teen's Behavior

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    ... Issues Subscribe September 2011 Print this issue Risky Business Dealing With Your Teen’s Behavior Send us your ... go it alone. You can find helpful resources online and in community and school programs (See our ...

  6. Victimological aspect of a corruption deal

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective to present the author39s concept of the victimological aspect of corruption crime. Methods dialectical method of cognition mainly the systemic approach analysis. Results the article discusses the concept of corruption deal as an unlawful act statutory offence bribery and subornation law abuse by the authorized entity. The illegal most common and manipulative types of corruption deals and their mechanisms are defined as well as the ways of their implementation which include mutually beneficial bilateral trade extortion and initiative active bribery. The diverse negative effects of corruption on the legal relationships are proved. The danger of the crime deal is shown as the factor of corrupt behavior and active means of formation of corruption networks which increases victimogenity of corruption acts doing harm not only to physical but also legal entities. In accordance with this the point of view supported and proved that it is necessary to expand the notion of victim of corruption offences to legal persons. The conclusion is made about the feasibility of a legal assessment of corruption deals as a qualifying feature of a criminal offense. Scientific novelty the article justifies the author39s position in relation to an assessment of corruption victimization of the deal victimological characteristic of a corrupt deals victim are given critical analysis of basic victimological concepts is made to identify the potential corrupt deals victims and ensure victim safety. Practical significance the idea is expressed of reorienting public consciousness views on corruption as a way of solving problems of changing tolerance to corruption due to which the legal subjects become victims of corrupt deals of amending the anticorruption policies towards more careful attention to the protection of the legal relations subjects against the corruption threat. nbsp

  7. Recognition of Indian Sign Language in Live Video

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    Singha, Joyeeta; Das, Karen

    2013-05-01

    Sign Language Recognition has emerged as one of the important area of research in Computer Vision. The difficulty faced by the researchers is that the instances of signs vary with both motion and appearance. Thus, in this paper a novel approach for recognizing various alphabets of Indian Sign Language is proposed where continuous video sequences of the signs have been considered. The proposed system comprises of three stages: Preprocessing stage, Feature Extraction and Classification. Preprocessing stage includes skin filtering, histogram matching. Eigen values and Eigen Vectors were considered for feature extraction stage and finally Eigen value weighted Euclidean distance is used to recognize the sign. It deals with bare hands, thus allowing the user to interact with the system in natural way. We have considered 24 different alphabets in the video sequences and attained a success rate of 96.25%.

  8. International negotiations on climate change towards a new international deal?

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    2009-11-01

    This document reports the work performed by the French 'Centre d'Analyse Strategique' until the first of November within the perspective of a new international agreement to struggle against climate change beyond 2012. The basic idea is that such an agreement will have a meaning only if it is signed and ratified by the both main greenhouse gas emitting countries, the United States and China. A first part of this report describes the context and the post-2012 negotiation perspectives, as well as the status of international cooperation in the field of climate change. The two following chapters present syntheses of the climate policies and negotiation postures of China and United States. Then, the authors give an overview of the strategic interests and postures of some other big countries like India, Brazil, Russia, Canada, OPEC countries, and so on. The last part deals with issues of rights of intellectual property applied to the elaboration of 'clean' technologies and to international technological transfers

  9. Are land deals driving 'water grabs'?

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    Skinner, Jamie; Cotula, Lorenzo

    2011-11-15

    Investors in land often look for land with a high growing potential, which means land with lots of rainfall or land that can be irrigated. In multimillion dollar investments involving irrigation, investors typically want to secure water rights as part of the deal. Motivated by potential revenues from water fees and the prospect of improved agricultural productivity, many African governments are signing away water rights for decades to large investors. But they are doing so with little regard for how this will impact the millions of other users — from fishermen to pastoralists — whose livelihoods depend on customary access to water. Water managers must seriously consider the extent to which water rights should be linked to land in this way before setting a long-term precedent that could compromise sustainable and equitable supply to all users in the future.

  10. Iran and Russia signed nuclear agreement

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    Anon

    2006-01-01

    This paper deals with signing of agreement between Russian Federation and Iran about nuclear fuel for nuclear power plant which is constructed. It was happened only three days after Bratislava Summit between presidents G. Bush and V. Putin. Supply of nuclear fuel should be started up to two months and the nuclear power plant with value eight hundred U. S. dollars should be commissioned next year. According to this agreement spent fuel will be sent back to Russia. After this manner it should be prevented the possibility that Iran will use spent fuel for producing of nuclear bomb

  11. Planetary Vital Signs

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    Kennel, Charles; Briggs, Stephen; Victor, David

    2016-07-01

    The climate is beginning to behave in unusual ways. The global temperature reached unprecedented highs in 2015 and 2016, which led climatologists to predict an enormous El Nino that would cure California's record drought. It did not happen the way they expected. That tells us just how unreliable temperature has become as an indicator of important aspects of climate change. The world needs to go beyond global temperature to a set of planetary vital signs. Politicians should not over focus policy on one indicator. They need to look at the balance of evidence. A coalition of scientists and policy makers should start to develop vital signs at once, since they should be ready at the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in 2020. But vital signs are only the beginning. The world needs to learn how to use the vast knowledge we will be acquiring about climate change and its impacts. Is it not time to use all the tools at hand- observations from space and ground networks; demographic, economic and societal measures; big data statistical techniques; and numerical models-to inform politicians, managers, and the public of the evolving risks of climate change at global, regional, and local scales? Should we not think in advance of an always-on social and information network that provides decision-ready knowledge to those who hold the responsibility to act, wherever they are, at times of their choosing?

  12. Ideologies and Attitudes toward Sign Languages: An Approximation

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    Krausneker, Verena

    2015-01-01

    Attitudes are complex and little research in the field of linguistics has focused on language attitudes. This article deals with attitudes toward sign languages and those who use them--attitudes that are influenced by ideological constructions. The article reviews five categories of such constructions and discusses examples in each one.

  13. Achieving mutual understanding in Argentine Sign Language (LSA)

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    Manrique Cordeje, M.E.

    2017-01-01

    How does (mis)understanding works in conversation? Problems of understanding occur all the time in our everyday social life. How does miscommunication happen and how do we deal with it? This thesis reports on how sign language users manage to understand each other based on a large Conversational

  14. Infinitely many sign-changing solutions of an elliptic problem ...

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    In recent years, a lot of attention has been given to the existence ... the crucial step is to show that the Mountain Pass value is strictly less than the first energy ... So far in the literature the only two papers that deal with the sign-changing solution.

  15. The Danish Sign Language Dictionary

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    Kristoffersen, Jette Hedegaard; Troelsgård, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    The entries of the The Danish Sign Language Dictionary have four sections:  Entry header: In this section the sign headword is shown as a photo and a gloss. The first occurring location and handshape of the sign are shown as icons.  Video window: By default the base form of the sign headword...... forms of the sign (only for classifier entries). In addition to this, frequent co-occurrences with the sign are shown in this section. The signs in the The Danish Sign Language Dictionary can be looked up through:  Handshape: Particular handshapes for the active and the passive hand can be specified...... to find signs that are not themselves lemmas in the dictionary, but appear in example sentences.  Topic: Topics can be chosen as search criteria from a list of 70 topics....

  16. Extra-Training I-deals

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    Elgoibar, Patricia; Lindholst, Morten

    2016-01-01

    illustrates the negotiation process between a team manager at TNK - a leading multinational software development company- and one of his team members. The employee is willing to negotiate an I-deal with the objective of attending a training course abroad. This case is a two-party employment deal-making......, and professionals; as well as in students from different cultural backgrounds. The feedback from the students shows a clear understanding of the information described in the test as well as a satisfactory learning experience in the concept of I-deals terms, understanding of the concept of BATNA in negotiation......, and the importance of taking into account the interests of the other party and parties when negotiating this type of agreements....

  17. La desaplicación de normas estatutarias por parte del Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudio sobre el mecanismo de la desaplicación de normas estatuarias por inconstitucionalidad utilizado por el Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones y su posible intromisión en la esfera de competencia de la Sala Constitucional. Expone la naturaleza del recurso de amparo, el control de constitucionalidad y la aplicación del instrumento procesal en materia electoral con el objetivo de determinar la procedencia o no de dicha atribución en manos del Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones.

  18. Las reglas angloamericanas de catalogación y la norma ISO 690 - 1 y 2

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    Se define la catalogación como etapa del ciclo de procesamiento de la información, así como sus diferencias con el proceso de descripción bibliográfica. Se comparan las reglas angloamericanas de catalogación, segunda edición, con las normas ISO 690 - 1 y 2 para la descripción bibliográfica con respecto a: organismo creador, finalidad, alcance, estructura, tipos de asientos, niveles de descripción y sintaxis. Cataloguing, a phase within the cycle of information processing, as well as its di...

  19. Malaysian sign language dataset for automatic sign language ...

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    Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences. Journal Home · ABOUT ... SL recognition system based on the Malaysian Sign Language (MSL). Implementation results are described. Keywords: sign language; pattern classification; database.

  20. Green's Theorem for Sign Data

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    Houston, Louis M.

    2012-01-01

    Sign data are the signs of signal added to noise. It is well known that a constant signal can be recovered from sign data. In this paper, we show that an integral over variant signal can be recovered from an integral over sign data based on the variant signal. We refer to this as a generalized sign data average. We use this result to derive a Green's theorem for sign data. Green's theorem is important to various seismic processing methods, including seismic migration. Results in this paper ge...

  1. A influência das normas nos processos de trabalho: o caso da Prefeitura Municipal de Panambi-RS

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    Denise Dexheimer

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo identifica como as normas explícitas na cultura organizacional influenciam os processos de trabalho dos funcionários públicos da Prefeitura Municipal de Panambi/RS. Após a caracterização da organização, no referencial teórico encontram-se algumas definições sobre tipos de organizações, cultura organizacional, normas e processos de trabalho. Em termos metodológicos, com base em Vergara (2009 o estudo classifica-se quanto aos fins como uma pesquisa descritiva. Quanto aos meios, o estudo se classifica como pesquisa de campo, pesquisa bibliográfica e pesquisa documental. Foram aplicadas 18 questões com 30 funcionários da referida Prefeitura a fim de verificar qual era a percepção que os funcionários possuíam sobre as normas vigentes, assim como identificar quais normas reguladoras que mais dificultavam o andamento dos processos de trabalho. Após esses diagnósticos foram propostas estratégias que possam viabilizar um melhor e mais eficiente processo de práticas na Prefeitura Municipal de Panambi/RS. Com a conclusão do trabalho, percebeu-se o quanto as normas organizacionais influenciam os processos de trabalho, afetando diretamente os serviços prestados pela organização, podendo determinar os resultados e desempenhos organizacionais.

  2. A influência das normas nos processos de trabalho: o caso da Prefeitura Municipal de Panambi-RS

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    Denise Dexheimer

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo identifica como as normas explícitas na cultura organizacional influenciam os processos de trabalho dos funcionários públicos da Prefeitura Municipal de Panambi/RS. Após a caracterização da organização, no referencial teórico encontram-se algumas definições sobre tipos de organizações, cultura organizacional, normas e processos de trabalho. Em termos metodológicos, com base em Vergara (2009 o estudo classifica-se quanto aos fins como uma pesquisa descritiva. Quanto aos meios, o estudo se classifica como pesquisa de campo, pesquisa bibliográfica e pesquisa documental. Foram aplicadas 18 questões com 30 funcionários da referida Prefeitura a fim de verificar qual era a percepção que os funcionários possuíam sobre as normas vigentes, assim como identificar quais normas reguladoras que mais dificultavam o andamento dos processos de trabalho. Após esses diagnósticos foram propostas estratégias que possam viabilizar um melhor e mais eficiente processo de práticas na Prefeitura Municipal de Panambi/RS. Com a conclusão do trabalho, percebeu-se o quanto as normas organizacionais influenciam os processos de trabalho, afetando diretamente os serviços prestados pela organização, podendo determinar os resultados e desempenhos organizacionais.

  3. External Audit Green Deal Approach. Final report; Externe Audit Green Deal Aanpak. Eindrapport

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    Van Mil, B.P.A.; Gooskens, B.J.F.; Van Schelven, R.M.; Stutje, A.

    2013-10-15

    External audit of the effectiveness of the Green Deals, based on the question how the Green Deal contributes to green growth. The central idea of this new tool is that the Dutch government facilitates initiatives of businesses, societal organisations, local governments and citizens by removing bottlenecks as much as possible [Dutch] Externe audit over (de effectiviteit van) de Green Deal aanpak, op basis van de volgende onderzoeksvraag: 'Hoe draagt de Green Deal aanpak bij aan het bevorderen van groene groei?' De centrale gedachte van dit nieuwe instrument is dat de overheid initiatieven van bedrijven, maatschappelijke organisaties, decentrale overheden en burgers faciliteert door het wegnemen van knelpunten.

  4. Dealing With Trauma: Recovering From Frightening Events

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    ... or work, it may be a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. “There are real neurobiological consequences of ... happen during one’s life that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder-like symptoms.” This ...

  5. MIXED SIGNS IN THE SEMIOTICS OF ENGLISH EDUCATIONAL DISCOURSE

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    Goncharova Darya Anatolyevna

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the linguosemiotic explication of nomination process in educational discourse by signs of different types – verbal, non-verbal, mixed. Verbal signs are presented by lexical units, nominating agents, clients, non/material resources, artifacts, processes, incentives and forms of pedagogical influence. The non-verbal signs include paralinguistic signs (gestures, facial expressions, postures of the participants of the educational process; color-semiotic signs (coloremas, in which the information-impacting vector is directed to a color indication of messages that is important for successful educational communication; visual elements representing traditional British values and concepts; sound signs, topographic signs, that add meaning to the overall significance of a mixed sign. In linguosemiotic system of educational discourse, the mixed signs form the most numerous group and are represented mainly by emblems, anthems and school songs of secondary schools. The author checks and verifies the hypothesis that the semiotics of the educational process in British secondary schools includes the extensive and complex system of mixed signs, which consist of two non-homogeneous parts – verbal and non-verbal – belonging to other sign systems rather than natural language and expressed via graphics, colors, music, etc. Linguistic analysis is applied to the study of the semiotic space of educational discourse. The article determines that in the context of educational communication, verbal, non-verbal and mixed signs form the unity of the linguistic and extralinguistic parameters, being in different relationships and presenting a multilayer intersection of lexical groups, graphic description, color schemes and music accompaniment.

  6. Sign language typology: The contribution of rural sign languages

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    de Vos, C.; Pfau, R.

    2015-01-01

    Since the 1990s, the field of sign language typology has shown that sign languages exhibit typological variation at all relevant levels of linguistic description. These initial typological comparisons were heavily skewed toward the urban sign languages of developed countries, mostly in the Western

  7. Sign language perception research for improving automatic sign language recognition

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    Ten Holt, G.A.; Arendsen, J.; De Ridder, H.; Van Doorn, A.J.; Reinders, M.J.T.; Hendriks, E.A.

    2009-01-01

    Current automatic sign language recognition (ASLR) seldom uses perceptual knowledge about the recognition of sign language. Using such knowledge can improve ASLR because it can give an indication which elements or phases of a sign are important for its meaning. Also, the current generation of

  8. Sign Lowering and Phonetic Reduction in American Sign Language.

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    Tyrone, Martha E; Mauk, Claude E

    2010-04-01

    This study examines sign lowering as a form of phonetic reduction in American Sign Language. Phonetic reduction occurs in the course of normal language production, when instead of producing a carefully articulated form of a word, the language user produces a less clearly articulated form. When signs are produced in context by native signers, they often differ from the citation forms of signs. In some cases, phonetic reduction is manifested as a sign being produced at a lower location than in the citation form. Sign lowering has been documented previously, but this is the first study to examine it in phonetic detail. The data presented here are tokens of the sign WONDER, as produced by six native signers, in two phonetic contexts and at three signing rates, which were captured by optoelectronic motion capture. The results indicate that sign lowering occurred for all signers, according to the factors we manipulated. Sign production was affected by several phonetic factors that also influence speech production, namely, production rate, phonetic context, and position within an utterance. In addition, we have discovered interesting variations in sign production, which could underlie distinctions in signing style, analogous to accent or voice quality in speech.

  9. Refuting the lipstick sign.

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    Grassbaugh, Jason A; Bean, Betsey R; Greenhouse, Alyssa R; Yu, Henry H; Arrington, Edward D; Friedman, Richard J; Eichinger, Josef K

    2017-08-01

    Arthroscopic examination of the tendon has been described as the "gold standard" for diagnosis of tendinitis of the long head of the biceps (LHB). An arthroscopic finding of an inflamed and hyperemic LHB within the bicipital groove has been described as the "lipstick sign." Studies evaluating direct visualization in diagnosis of LHB tendinitis are lacking. During a 1-year period, 363 arthroscopic shoulder procedures were performed, with 16 and 39 patients prospectively selected as positive cases and negative controls, respectively. All positive controls had groove tenderness, positive Speed maneuver, and diagnostic ultrasound-guided bicipital injection. Negative controls had none of these findings. Six surgeons reviewed randomized deidentified arthroscopic pictures of enrolled patients The surgeons were asked whether the images demonstrated LHB tendinitis and if the lipstick sign was present. Overall sensitivity and specificity were 49% and 66%, respectively, for detecting LHB tendinitis and 64% and 31%, respectively, for erythema. The nonweighted κ score for interobserver reliability ranged from 0.042 to 0.419 (mean, 0.215 ± 0.116) for tendinitis and from 0.486 to 0.835 (mean, 0.680 ± 0.102) for erythema. The nonweighted κ score for intraobserver reliability ranged from 0.264 to 0.854 (mean, 0.615) for tendinitis and from 0.641 to 0.951 (mean, 0.783) for erythema. The presence of the lipstick sign performed only moderately well in a rigorously designed level III study to evaluate its sensitivity and specificity. There is only fair agreement among participating surgeons in diagnosing LHB tendinitis arthroscopically. Consequently, LHB tendinitis requiring tenodesis remains a clinical diagnosis that should be made before arthroscopic examination. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  10. Missing Strands? Dealing with Hair Loss

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    ... 2017 Print this issue Missing Strands? Dealing with Hair Loss En español Send us your comments Hair loss is often associated with men and aging, but ... or their treatments, and many other things cause hair loss. The most common type of hair loss is ...

  11. Helping Children Deal with the Nuclear Threat.

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    Schirmer, Peggy

    1982-01-01

    Suggests how elementary school teachers can address the topic of nuclear warfare with young children. Emphasizes that educating children for peace requires that parents and teachers (1) recognize and deal with the anxieties provoked by nuclear war and that (2) they provide role models by participating in the antinuclear movement. (GC)

  12. How Can I Deal with My Asthma?

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    ... they want — even endurance or cold-weather sports . Sports can boost your mood, and that's a great help for those times when you may feel frustrated about having asthma. Using a management plan to deal with asthma is good for ...

  13. Extending DTGolog to deal with POMDPs

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    Rens, G

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available For sophisticated robots, it may be best to accept and reason with noisy sensor data, instead of assuming complete observation and then dealing with the effects of making the assumption. We shall model uncertainties with a formalism called...

  14. Secondary market prices and Mexico's Brady Deal

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    van Wijnbergen, S.J.G.; Claessens, C.A.M.F.

    1993-01-01

    Analyzes wether or not the use of official funds in debt reduction packages as in Mexico's 1989 Brady deal is tantamount to a creditor bailout. Review of events; option-pricing approach to sovereign debt valuation; market valuation of the Brady debt package; positive impact of Brady plan on debt

  15. "Dealing with Racial Conflicts in Schools."

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    Holman, Ben

    In dealing with racial tension and conflict, the principal is not limited to a wing and a prayer and benign neglect. The roots of conflict can be identified. Conflict can be planned for and utilized constructively. For 10 years, in approximately 2,000 instances, conciliators and mediators of the Community Relations Service have stood side-by-side…

  16. Signs in Place

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    Hamid, Salmiah Binti Abdul; Jensen, Ole B.; Silva, Victor

    Travelling in unfamiliar areas is usually very interesting, however it can also be stressful. People travel or move around in an urban space according to their needs, and the environment can also influence the way people move about from one place to another. If a person gets lost, a map or GPS can...... and geosemiotic studies with regards to the road traffic signs used in urban spaces. The paper ends with a discussion on how people choreograph their movement in their everyday life from two different perspectives: above vs. below....

  17. Signs In Place

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    Hamid, Salmiah Binti Abdul; Jensen, Ole B.; Silva, Victor

    2012-01-01

    Travelling in unfamiliar areas is usually very interesting; however, it can also be stressful. People travel or move around in an urban space according to their needs, and the environment can influence the way people move about from one place to another. If a person gets lost, a map or GPS can...... and geosemiotic studies with regards to the road traffic signs used in urban spaces. The paper ends with a discussion on how people choreograph their movement in their everyday life from two different perspectives: above vs. below...

  18. Designing radiation protection signs

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    Rodriguez, M.A.; Richey, C.L.

    1995-01-01

    Entry into hazardous areas without the proper protective equipment is extremely dangerous and must be prevented whenever possible. Current postings of radiological hazards at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) do not incorporate recent findings concerning effective warning presentation. Warning information should be highly visible, quickly, and easily understood. While continuing to comply with industry standards (e.g., Department of Energy (DOE) guidelines), these findings can be incorporated into existing radiological sign design, making them more effective in terms of usability and compliance. Suggestions are provided for designing more effective postings within stated guidelines

  19. INFINITY construction contract signed

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    2010-01-01

    Key state and community leaders celebrated April 6 with the signing of a construction contract for the state-of-the-art INFINITY Science Center planned near John C. Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. Gulfport Mayor George Schloegel (l to r), chair of non-profit INFINITY Science Center Inc., was joined for the signing ceremony at the Hancock Bank in Gulfport by Virginia Wagner, sister of late Hancock Bank President Leo Seal Jr.; and Roy Anderson III, president and CEO of Roy Anderson Corp. Seal was the first chair of INFINITY Science Center Inc., which has led in development of the project. Roy Anderson Corp. plans to begin construction on the 72,000-square-foot, $28 million science and education center in May. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) also is set to begin construction of a $2 million access road to the new center. The April 6 ceremony was attended by numerous officials, including former Stennis Space Center Directors Jerry Hlass and Roy Estess; Mississippi Senate President Pro Tempore Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport; Mississippi Rep. Diane Peranich, D-Pass Christian; and MDOT Southern District Commissioner Wayne Brown.

  20. Psoas sign: a reevaluation

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    Kye, Jong Sik; Lim, Jae Hoon; Yoon, Yup; Ahn, Chi Yul

    1987-01-01

    In general, the psoas sign has been known to be a reliabler index of presence of a retroperitoneal pathology. However, obliterated psoas margin may be caused by various other conditions in so far as the amount of fat around the psoas muscle is not enough to be visualized. On the other hand, retroperitoneal pathology does not always obliterates the psoas margin. Authors analyzed obliterated psoas margins in 72 patients by comparing simple radiographs and computed tomography, and attempted to explain the mechanism of obliterated psoas margin, on simple radiograph. The results are as follows : 1. The psoas margin is obliterated by the retroperitoneal pathology and various other conditions such as kidney-psoas contract, scanty extraperitoneal fat, scoliosis, bowel interposition and angled psoas muscle. 2. The psoas margin is preserved as far as the perinephric fat is intact and X-ray beam strikes the lateral margin of the psoas muscle tangentially. 3. The psoas sign is considered not to be a reliable index of a retroperitoneal pathology

  1. PENERAPAN NORMA DAN ASAS-ASAS HUKUM ADAT DALAM PRAKTIK PERADILAN PERDATA

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This research was descriptive research. Secondary and primary data were analysed qualitatively. The result of the research shows that mostly, the application of adat law norm and principles appear in the domain of private, contract, marital, and inheritance law. The adat law norms which are frequently used as judge considerations are the right of spouse on the matrimonial property, the guardian of a child under his mother, and the status of ex-wife as the heir of her former husband. We also identify a number of adat law principles, which include the clear (terang, cash (tunai, real (konkret and familiarity (kekeluargaan. Application of adat law is necessary owing to the normative legislative obligation. In practice, judges need to ensure that adat law norms are consistent with the applicable civil procedure. Penelitian ini bersifat deskriptif, yaitu melukiskan fakta obyek penelitian. Data primer dan sekunder dianalisis secara kualitatif. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa norma hukum adat yang dijadikan dasar pertimbangan putusan hakim adalah istri berhak atas harta bersama, anak kecil diasuh ibu yang bercerai, dan istri adalah ahli waris mendiang suaminya. Asas hukum adat yang mendasari putusan hakim mencakup asas terang, tunai, konkrit dan kekeluargaan. Alasan hakim menerapkan norma dan asas hukum adat dikarenakan kewajiban normatif dari undang-undang dan dalam upaya membentuk yurisprudensi. Namun, praktiknya tidak mudah sehingga hakim harus melakukan harmonisasi ke dalam hukum acara positif.

  2. A Norma de Qualidade e os desafios que se colocam ao turismo industrial

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    Cordeiro, José Manuel Lopes

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Nas últimas décadas tem-se registado uma cada vez maior diversificação da oferta turística, com o surgimento de novos segmentos, entre os quais o do turismo industrial, ou seja, o aproveitamento turístico do património industrial, contemplando também visitas a fábricas em atividade. A constituição em 2013, pelo Turismo de Portugal, de um Grupo de Trabalho para a elaboração de uma Norma de Qualidade para o Turismo Industrial constituiu um acontecimento relevante nesta área e contribuirá, seguramente, para uma considerável melhoria da qualidade da sua oferta turística. Neste artigo, o autor efetuará uma análise desta Norma e debaterá os desafios que a mesma coloca para garantir boas práticas no domínio deste tipo de oferta turística.

  3. Norma categorial para el español de Bogotá, Colombia

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    Albeiro Miguel Angel Ramirez Sarmiento

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo presentamos los resultados de un estudio elaborado en Bogotá con 210 estudiantesuniversitarios de 5 instituciones con diferentes características sociodemográficas, con el fin de establecer las normas categoriales léxicas. Se utilizaron las 56 categorías léxicosemánticas usadas en el clásico estudio de Battig y Motague (1969 y se recogieron más de 7800 palabras que fueron organizadas por rango y moda. En la revisión bibliográfica realizada no se encontraron trabajos de esta naturaleza para el español colombiano (o latinoamericano, y se espera que sus resultados sean usados en protocolos para el campo de la terapia del lenguaje y los estudios psicolingüísticos. Los datos recogidos fueron comparados con uno de los estudios de norma categorial realizados para el español ibérico

  4. O campo de detecção de normas e desvios

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    Antônio Carlos Luz Costa

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available A partir de uma alternativa de desenvolvimento para a teoria da anomia de Robert K. Merton, uma hipótese sobre a dinâmica do contexto social em que surgem comportamentos desviantes a normas é elaborada. Com base em conceitos de Merton, Simmel, Bourdieu e os semióticos, analisa-se: a posição do indivíduo (classificado ou não de desviante em uma estrutura que privilegia determinados sujeitos; e b como se dá esse privilégio. A hipótese de trabalho: do quanto mais capitais (econômico, social e cultural o indivíduo dispuser, menores serão suas chances de ter uma ação detectadaem um campo de detecção de normas e desvios. From an alternative development of Robert K. Merton’s anomie theory, the article Detection fi eld of social norms and social deviance discusses the dynamicssocial contexts in which behaviors deviate from social norms. From Merton, Simmel, Bourdieu and the semiotics, the article focuses on (a the position of the individual (classifi ed or not as deviant in a structure that privileges certain individuals and (b how this privilege happens. The hypothesis: the more are the capitals (economic, social, cultural someone shows, the less are the chances of having the action detected as deviant in a field of detection of norms and deviance.

  5. La Intrascendencia del debate positivismo-iusnaturalismo: Las normas de ius cogens

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    Andrés Molina-Ochoa

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo es probar la irrelevancia del debate entre iusnaturalismo y positivismo para resolver problemas típicos del derecho. El artículo se fundamenta en las respuestas que positivistas y naturalistas podrían dar al problema de la existencia de normas de ius cogens, particularmente, al problema de la obligatoriedad y validez de dichas normas. Al probar que tanto el positivismo inclusivista y exclusivista, así como el iusnaturalismo responden a los problemas del ius Mogens de la misma forma, el artículo concluye que no hay un verdadero debate entre estas dos teorías, excepto por la discusión que todavía continúa sobre si el derecho puede ser una ciencia descriptiva o tiene que ser una disciplina normativa. En este sentido, el debate entre positivistas y iusnaturalistas puede considerarse como un capítulo más en la larga discusión acerca de la naturaleza de las ciencias sociales.

  6. Norma Z39.50, actualidad, posibilidades. ¿Es necesario un cambio de actitud?

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    de la Rosa Piñero, A.

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    Full Text Available Z39.50 standard based systems technology offers many quite promising possibilities for the future: systems connectivity, retrieval of high structured information, redefinition of applications (as search engines, agents and so forth, integration within proprietary software, online or CD-ROM publishing systems, protocols... However, the situation nowadays is very little advantageous in order to develop Z39.50 based systems. This paper analyses the range of possibilities offered by the mentioned standard

    La tecnología de los sistemas basados en la norma Z39.50 ofrece numerosas posibilidades, a priori bastante prometedoras. Conectividad de sistemas, recuperación de información muy estructurada, redefinición de aplicaciones (robots de búsqueda, agentes..., integración con sistemas propietarios, edición online y CD-ROM, protocolos... Sin embargo, en la actualidad se está favoreciendo muy poco el desarrollo de sistemas basados en esta norma. En este artículo se analizan las diversas posibilidades que ofrece la misma.

  7. Necesidad de una Norma Internacional de Información Financiera para Pymes en el Perú

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    Guillermo Humire Delgado

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El proyecto de Norma Internacional de Información Financiera (NIIF para entidaes privadas restringe las normas a aplicar para entidades que no tienen responsabilidad pública en la emisión de información contable. En el Perú, desde 1994, se aplican las NIIF completas y, según nuestra opinión, se deben seguir aplicando sin tener que modificar las normas relativas a entidades privadas. Lo que debe hacerse es implementar un intenso plan de capacitación para contadores, asistentes de contabilidad y gerentes de las entidades, y asegurar así la adecuada aplicación de las NIIF completas.

  8. Teaching Prospect Theory with the "Deal or No Deal" Game Show

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    Baker, Ardith; Bittner, Teresa; Makrigeorgis, Christos; Johnson, Gloria; Haefner, Joseph

    2010-01-01

    Recent evidence indicates that decision makers are more sensitive to potential losses than gains. Loss aversion psychology has led behavioural economists to look beyond expected utility by developing "prospect theory." We demonstrate this theory using the "Deal or No Deal" game show.

  9. Sign language: an international handbook

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    Pfau, R.; Steinbach, M.; Woll, B.

    2012-01-01

    Sign language linguists show here that all the questions relevant to the linguistic investigation of spoken languages can be asked about sign languages. Conversely, questions that sign language linguists consider - even if spoken language researchers have not asked them yet - should also be asked of

  10. Kinship in Mongolian Sign Language

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    Geer, Leah

    2011-01-01

    Information and research on Mongolian Sign Language is scant. To date, only one dictionary is available in the United States (Badnaa and Boll 1995), and even that dictionary presents only a subset of the signs employed in Mongolia. The present study describes the kinship system used in Mongolian Sign Language (MSL) based on data elicited from…

  11. Traffic sign detection and analysis

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    Møgelmose, Andreas; Trivedi, Mohan M.; Moeslund, Thomas B.

    2012-01-01

    Traffic sign recognition (TSR) is a research field that has seen much activity in the recent decade. This paper introduces the problem and presents 4 recent papers on traffic sign detection and 4 recent papers on traffic sign classification. It attempts to extract recent trends in the field...

  12. A Aderência dos Pronunciamentos Contábeis do CPC às Normas Internacionais de Contabilidade

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    Jorge Andrade Costa

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A convergência para os padrões contábeis internacionais tem se tornado um assunto relevante, com agenda definida para sua adesão em muitos países ao redor do mundo. No Brasil, coube ao CPC a responsabilidade de emitir pronunciamentos contábeis de acordo com as normas IFRS. Cada documento emitido pelo CPC corresponde a uma norma internacional de contabilidade emitida pelo IASB. Este trabalho tem como objetivo comparar os pronunciamentos do CPC com as normas do IASB e verificar a existência de diferenças entre os mesmos. Para tanto, realizou-se uma pesquisa documental aos pronunciamentos do CPC e às normas do IASB. Utilizou-se a técnica da análise de conteúdo, tendo o tema como unidade de significação. O universo de análise compreendeu os 65 pronunciamentos técnicos que estão sendo utilizados nas demonstrações contábeis das companhias brasileiras, emitidos pelo CPC entre os anos de 2007 a 2011. Os resultados apontaram para a existência de diferenças entre os pronunciamentos emitidos pelo CPC e as normas emitidas pelo IASB, as quais foram agrupadas em quatro categorias de análise. Após análise, concluiu-se que as diferenças apontadas não prejudicam a declaração de que as demonstrações contábeis consolidadas brasileiras, preparadas de acordo com os CPCs estão de acordo com as normas do IASB. Palavras-chave: CPC, IFRS, IASB, demonstrações contábeis

  13. Power Deals. Mergers and acquisitions activity within the global electricity and gas market. 2010 Annual Review

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    2011-02-15

    The global power deal market is finally seeing an upward trend in momentum from the lows reached in 2009, with the total deal value in the non-renewable electricity and gas sectors up 19% year on year from USD 97.6bn to USD 116bn in 2010 - a year which also saw an end to the deal stalemate in the US with a renewed deal flow that looks set to continue this year. Compared to the heady mountain of power deals transacted between 2005-2008, deal values remain low but conditions are in place for a return at least to the foothills of these peaks, according to PwC's annual Power Deals review. Globalisation of the power sector is moving forward on a number of fronts with, for example, companies looking at gaining a larger presence in growth markets, acquisitions of global network asset portfolios with strong international interest in infrastructure assets and signs of greater Chinese involvement, not just from grid companies but also independent power producers.

  14. A influência das normas nos processos de trabalho: o caso da Prefeitura Municipal de Panambi-RS

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    Denise Dexheimer; Marcos Paulo Dhein Griebeler

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    Este artigo identifica como as normas explícitas na cultura organizacional influenciam os processos de trabalho dos funcionários públicos da Prefeitura Municipal de Panambi/RS. Após a caracterização da organização, no referencial teórico encontram-se algumas definições sobre tipos de organizações, cultura organizacional, normas e processos de trabalho. Em termos metodológicos, com base em Vergara (2009) o estudo classifica-se quanto aos fins como uma pesquisa descritiva. Quanto aos meios, o e...

  15. NORMA SUBJETIVA, INTENCIÓN Y CONSUMO DE MARIHUANA EN JÓVENES UNIVERSITARIOS DE MÉXICO

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    Guzmán Facundo,Francisco Rafael; Llamas Estrada,Maura Liliana; Rodríguez Aguilar,Lucio; Alonso Castillo,María Magdalena

    2012-01-01

    Este artículo tuvo como propósito conocer la relación de la norma subjetiva con la intención y el consumo de marihuana en un grupo de jóvenes universitarios del Norte de México. El diseño del estudio fue descriptivo-correlacional, los datos fueron obtenidos a través de la aplicación de un instrumento sobre la Norma Subjetiva para el consumo de marihuana y analizados en el programa SPSS 18. Participaron 558 jóvenes de nueve facultades de una universidad pública. Los resultados mostraron que 15...

  16. Dealing with multiliteracies in literacy pegagogy II

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    Laursen, Helle; Lundqvist, ulla; Orluf, Birgit

    2010-01-01

    meaning from the information available to them in their social environment. In this paper, we discuss the relevance of a multiliteracies approach to literacy pedagogy and present some preliminary observations and considerations from our research study with special attention to the challenge......Dealing with multiliteracies in literacy pedagogy II Focus on multimodality Ulla Lundqvist, Birgit Orluf, Uffe Ladegaard & Helle Pia Laursen This paper is the second of two interconnected papers dealing with multiliteracies in literacy pedagogy. Ten years ago the Multiliteracies Project (Cope...... & Kalantzis, 2000) reflected on the changing semiotic landscape of literacy teaching and learning and asked the question how these changes could be taken into account in designing literacy pedagogies. The notion of Multiliteracies combined a focus on the multiplicity of representational modes (multimodal...

  17. Dealing with multiliteracies in literacy pedagogy I

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    Laursen, Helle; Daugaard, Line Møller; Østergaard, Winnie

    2010-01-01

    meaning from the information available to them in their social environment. In this paper, we discuss the relevance of a multiliteracies approach to literacy pedagogy and present some preliminary observations and considerations from our research study with special attention to the challenge......Dealing with multiliteracies in literacy pedagogy I. Focus on multilingualism Line Møller Daugaard, Winnie Østergaard & Helle Pia Laursen This paper is the first of two interconnected papers dealing with multiliteracies in literacy pedagogy Ten years ago the Multiliteracies Project (Cope...... & Kalantzis, 2000) reflected on the changing semiotic landscape of literacy teaching and learning and asked the question how these changes could be taken into account in designing literacy pedagogies. The notion of Multiliteracies combined a focus on the multiplicity of representational modes (multimodal...

  18. Signs in neuroradiology - part 1

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    Goncalves, Fabricio Guimaraes, E-mail: goncalves.neuroradio@gmail.co [McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montreal, Quebec (Canada). Montreal General Hospital; Barra, Filipe Ramos; Jovem, Cassio Lemos [Hospital Universitario de Brasilia, DF (Brazil). Dept. of Radiology and Imaging Diagnosis; Matos, Valter de Lima [Hospital Santa Luzia, Brasilia, DF (Brazil); Amaral, Lazaro Luis Faria do [MedImagem - Hospital da Beneficencia Portuguesa de Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Dept. of Neuroradiology; Carpio-O' Donovan, Raquel del [McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

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    The use of signs or analogies for interpretation and description of medical images is an old and common practice among radiologists. Comparison of findings with animals, food or objects is not unprecedented and routinely performed. Many signs are quite specific and, in some cases, pathognomonic. Indeed, notwithstanding their degree of specificity, signs may help in the characterization of certain diseases. Several neuroradiological signs have been already described. The authors will present 15 neuroradiology signs in the present essay, approaching their main characteristics, the significance of their role in the clinical practice, as well as their respective imaging findings. (author)

  19. Signs in neuroradiology - part 1

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    Goncalves, Fabricio Guimaraes; Amaral, Lazaro Luis Faria do

    2011-01-01

    The use of signs or analogies for interpretation and description of medical images is an old and common practice among radiologists. Comparison of findings with animals, food or objects is not unprecedented and routinely performed. Many signs are quite specific and, in some cases, pathognomonic. Indeed, notwithstanding their degree of specificity, signs may help in the characterization of certain diseases. Several neuroradiological signs have been already described. The authors will present 15 neuroradiology signs in the present essay, approaching their main characteristics, the significance of their role in the clinical practice, as well as their respective imaging findings. (author)

  20. "Exclusive Dealing Contract and Inefficient Entry Threat"

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    Noriyuki Yanagawa; Ryoko Oki

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the effects of exclusive dealing contracts in a simple model with manufacturers-distributors relations. We consider entrants in both manufacturing and distribution sectors. It is well-known that a potential entry threat is welfare increasing under homogenous price competition, even though the potential entrant is less productive. This paper reexamines this intuition by employing the above model. We show that the entry threat of a less-productive manufacturer is welfare dec...

  1. Dealing with duplicate regulations and conflicting jurisdictions

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    1991-01-01

    There are a number of situations where mixed wastes are regulated by dual regulations and regulators. This presentation attempts to show where such duplication exists and how it evolved historically through legislative actions. The presentation includes a discussion of strategies that have been used to deal with the problems that result from duplicate regulations and jurisdictional conflicts. The RCRA and AEA regulations are really more similar than dissimilar. There are significant issues that must be worked through with the regulators. It is most important to work with your regulators early in process. The following are suggestions for dealing with the regulators. (1) Know the regulations in advance of discussions. (2) Begin dialogue with the regulator(s) as early as possible and get to know the people you will be dealing with -- and let them know you. (3) Explain the technical/regulatory issues/problems that you face at your facility in sufficient detail that they are clearly understood, and work with the regulator(s) to reasonably address them in the language/requirements of the permit. (4) Always attempt to comply with the regulations first before going in with a variance request -- document your efforts, and be honest with your assessment of issues. (5) Don't be adversarial -- remember that the regulator has the same objectives as you do. 1 tab

  2. Translating Signs, Producing Subjects

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    Brett Neilson

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper moves between two streets: Liverpool Road in the Sydney suburb of Ashfield and Via Sarpi in the Italian city of Milan. What connects these streets is that both have become important sites for businesses in the Chinese diaspora. Moreover, both are streets on which locals have expressed desires for Chinese signs to be translated into the national lingua franca. The paper argues that the cultural politics inherent in this demand for translation cannot be fully understood in the context of national debates about diversity and integration. It is also necessary to consider the emergence of the official Chinese Putonghua as global language, which competes with English but also colonizes dialects and minority languages. In the case of these dual language signs, the space between languages can neither be reduced to a contact zone of minority and majority cultures nor celebrated as a ‘third space’ where the power relations implied by such differences are subverted. At stake is rather a space characterised by what Naoki Sakai calls the schema of co-figuration, which allows the representation of translation as the passage between two equivalents that resemble each other and thus makes possible their determination as conceptually different and comparable. Drawing on arguments about translation and citizenship, the paper critically interrogates the ethos of interchangeability implied by this regime of translation. A closing argument is made for a vision of the common that implies neither civilisational harmony nor the translation of all values into a general equivalent. Primary sources include government reports, internet texts and media stories. These are analyzed using techniques of discourse analysis and interpreted with the help of secondary literature concerning globalisation, language and migration. The disciplinary matrix cuts and mixes between cultural studies, translation studies, citizenship studies, globalization studies and

  3. Negation switching invariant signed graphs

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    Deepa Sinha

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A signed graph (or, $sigraph$ in short is a graph G in which each edge x carries a value $\\sigma(x \\in \\{-, +\\}$ called its sign. Given a sigraph S, the negation $\\eta(S$ of the sigraph S is a sigraph obtained from S by reversing the sign of every edge of S. Two sigraphs $S_{1}$ and $S_{2}$ on the same underlying graph are switching equivalent if it is possible to assign signs `+' (`plus' or `-' (`minus' to vertices of $S_{1}$ such that by reversing the sign of each of its edges that has received opposite signs at its ends, one obtains $S_{2}$. In this paper, we characterize sigraphs which are negation switching invariant and also see for what sigraphs, S and $\\eta (S$ are signed isomorphic.

  4. La EPA propone normas más rigurosas para las personas que aplican los plaguicidas de más alto riesgo

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    La EPA emitió una propuesta para la revisión de la norma para la Certificación de Aplicadores de Plaguicidas. La norma ayudará a mantener nuestras comunidades seguras, salvaguardar el medio ambiente y reducir el riesgo a los que aplican los plaguicidas.

  5. La nueva norma une-en ISO 9001:2000. Una aplicación en empresas de jardinería.

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    Varona Arnaiz, Juan Manuel; Lara Palma, Ana María

    2001-01-01

    El 15 de diciembre de 2.000 salen a la luz las nuevas normas UNE-EN ISO 9001:2000, que pretenden superar algunos de los problemas y avanzar en la mejora de las antiguas normas. El modelo ISO 9000/94 planteaba graves problemas para la implantación, especi

  6. Sign language comprehension: the case of Spanish sign language.

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    Rodríguez Ortiz, I R

    2008-01-01

    This study aims to answer the question, how much of Spanish Sign Language interpreting deaf individuals really understand. Study sampling included 36 deaf people (deafness ranging from severe to profound; variety depending on the age at which they learned sign language) and 36 hearing people who had good knowledge of sign language (most were interpreters). Sign language comprehension was assessed using passages of secondary level. After being exposed to the passages, the participants had to tell what they had understood about them, answer a set of related questions, and offer a title for the passage. Sign language comprehension by deaf participants was quite acceptable but not as good as that by hearing signers who, unlike deaf participants, were not only late learners of sign language as a second language but had also learned it through formal training.

  7. Ergonomics and design: traffic sign and street name sign.

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    Moroni, Janaina Luisa da Silva; Aymone, José Luís Farinatti

    2012-01-01

    This work proposes a design methodology using ergonomics and anthropometry concepts applied to traffic sign and street name sign projects. Initially, a literature revision on cognitive ergonomics and anthropometry is performed. Several authors and their design methodologies are analyzed and the aspects to be considered in projects of traffic and street name signs are selected and other specific aspects are proposed for the design methodology. A case study of the signs of "Street of Antiques" in Porto Alegre city is presented. To do that, interviews with the population are made to evaluate the current situation of signs. After that, a new sign proposal with virtual prototyping is done using the developed methodology. The results obtained with new interviews about the proposal show the user satisfaction and the importance of cognitive ergonomics to development of this type of urban furniture.

  8. NORMAS ÉTICO-PROFESIONALES DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DE LA CARRERA DE DERECHO

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    María Adelaida Pupo Martínez

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available La Universidad cubana tiene la responsabilidad de formar profesionales con una sólida formación integral, amplios conocimientos de la especialidad que cursan, firme preparación política - ideológica y una correcta formación educativa. La creación de un documento con normas ético-profesionales, dirigido a los estudiantes de la carrera de Derecho, consolida la formación educativa de estos futuros profesionales; recoge en sus preceptos; valores y modos de actuación que van a contribuir a lograr un profesional integral. Cumplir las normas ético-profesionales del Estudiante de Derecho, constituye un paso importante en el perfeccionamiento de la conducta educativa, fortalecer valores a través del conocimiento de la historia patria y contribuir al cumplimiento de los Lineamientos de la Política Económica y Social del Partido y la Revolución y a los objetivos de la Primera Conferencia del Partido. Tarea permanente de docentes y familiares en la educación de las nuevas generaciones.PALABRAS CLAVE: Normas ético-profesionales; estudiante de Derecho; valores; profesional integralETHICAL PROFESSIONALS STANDARDS OF THE STUDENTS OF LAW CARREERABSTRACTThe University the Cuban has the responsibility of forming professionals with a solid comprehensive formation, wide knowledge of the specialty that they take a course in, firm political and ideological preparation and a correct educational formation. The Creation of a document with standards ethical professionals, directed to the students of the race by right, strengthen the educational formation of these professional futures; Pick up in his precepts; Values and manners of behavior that are going to contribute to achieve an honest professional. Keeping the standards ethical the Law Student's professionals, constitute an important step in the perfecting of the educational conduct, strengthening values through the knowledge of the homeland history and contributing to the fulfillment of the

  9. The NuSTAR Hard X-Ray Survey of the Norma Arm Region

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    Fornasini, Francesca M. [Astronomy Department, University of California, 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Tomsick, John A.; Chiu, Jeng-Lun; Clavel, Maïca; Krivonos, Roman A.; Boggs, Steven E.; Craig, William W. [Space Sciences Laboratory, 7 Gauss Way, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Hong, JaeSub [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Gotthelf, Eric V.; Hailey, Charles J.; Mori, Kaya [Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Bauer, Franz; Corral-Santana, Jesús [Instituto de Astrofísica and Centro de Astroingeniería, Facultad de Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile); Rahoui, Farid [European Southern Observatory, K. Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, D-85748 Garching bei München (Germany); Stern, Daniel [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Bodaghee, Arash [Georgia College, 231 W. Hancock Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061 (United States); Alexander, David M. [Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Barret, Didier [Université de Toulouse, UPS-OMP, IRAP, Toulouse (France); CNRS, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, 9 Av. colonel Roche, BP 44346, F-31028 Toulouse cedex 4 (France); Christensen, Finn E., E-mail: f.fornasini@berkeley.edu [DTU Space—National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej 327, DK-2800 Lyngby (Denmark); and others

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    We present a catalog of hard X-ray sources in a square-degree region surveyed by the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array ( NuSTAR ) in the direction of the Norma spiral arm. This survey has a total exposure time of 1.7 Ms, and the typical and maximum exposure depths are 50 ks and 1 Ms, respectively. In the area of deepest coverage, sensitivity limits of 5 × 10{sup −14} and 4 × 10{sup −14} erg s{sup −1} cm{sup −2} in the 3–10 and 10–20 keV bands, respectively, are reached. Twenty-eight sources are firmly detected, and 10 are detected with low significance; 8 of the 38 sources are expected to be active galactic nuclei. The three brightest sources were previously identified as a low-mass X-ray binary, high-mass X-ray binary, and pulsar wind nebula. Based on their X-ray properties and multiwavelength counterparts, we identify the likely nature of the other sources as two colliding wind binaries, three pulsar wind nebulae, a black hole binary, and a plurality of cataclysmic variables (CVs). The CV candidates in the Norma region have plasma temperatures of ≈10–20 keV, consistent with the Galactic ridge X-ray emission spectrum but lower than the temperatures of CVs near the Galactic center. This temperature difference may indicate that the Norma region has a lower fraction of intermediate polars relative to other types of CVs compared to the Galactic center. The NuSTAR log N –log S distribution in the 10–20 keV band is consistent with the distribution measured by Chandra at 2–10 keV if the average source spectrum is assumed to be a thermal model with kT  ≈ 15 keV, as observed for the CV candidates.

  10. Consumers' multifaceted deal knowledge in a grocery retail setting

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    Jensen, Birger Boutrup; Bech-Larsen, Tino

    2017-01-01

    of deal price status, typical deal price knowledge, and deal-spotting ability. Results show reasonably stable knowledge of typical deal prices, while knowledge of deal price status and deal-spotting ability improves significantly during grocery shopping. Surprisingly, consumers’ deal knowledge...... typical deal price knowledge. Furthermore, the findings suggest that consumers store internal reference deal prices. Retailers are therefore well advised to consider mixed depth and creative discount patterns to prevent ‘perfect’ perceptions of typical deal prices.......Despite its relevance to retailers, studies of consumers’ deal knowledge have been few. This study explores consumers’ deal knowledge before, during, and after the store visit applying a between-subjects field-study design with 1204 respondents. In particular, the authors investigate perception...

  11. LSE-Sign: A lexical database for Spanish Sign Language.

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    Gutierrez-Sigut, Eva; Costello, Brendan; Baus, Cristina; Carreiras, Manuel

    2016-03-01

    The LSE-Sign database is a free online tool for selecting Spanish Sign Language stimulus materials to be used in experiments. It contains 2,400 individual signs taken from a recent standardized LSE dictionary, and a further 2,700 related nonsigns. Each entry is coded for a wide range of grammatical, phonological, and articulatory information, including handshape, location, movement, and non-manual elements. The database is accessible via a graphically based search facility which is highly flexible both in terms of the search options available and the way the results are displayed. LSE-Sign is available at the following website: http://www.bcbl.eu/databases/lse/.

  12. Hutchinson’s Sign

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    Lawrence Lau

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available History of present illness: A 30-year-old African American male presents with two days of gradually worsening vesicular pruritic rash over the left naris, left upper lip, and inferior to medial epicanthus, initially noted just on the upper lip the night before. By the next day it had spread to the nose and cheek. Patient denies any fever, pain, discharge from the rash, ear or nose, or changes in vision. He denies exposure to any new hygiene products, household cleaning products, recent outdoor activities, travel, or insect bites. Past medical history significant for a childhood varicella infection. Patient works for a moving company, and had an episode of heat exhaustion at work one week prior to onset. Denies alcohol or drug abuse. Significant findings: The unilateral distribution of vesicular lesions over the patient’s left naris, cheek, and upper lip are consistent with Herpes zoster reactivation with Hutchinson’s sign. Hutchinson’s sign is a herpes zoster vesicle present on the tip or side of the nose.1 It reflects zoster involvement of the 1st branch of the trigeminal nerve, and is concerning for herpes zoster ophthalmicus.1 Herpes zoster vesicles may present as papular lesions or macular vesicles on an erythematous base.2,3 Emergent diagnosis must be made to prevent long-term visual sequelae.4 Discussion: The history of a childhood viral exanthem, specifically a past varicella infection, helps direct the diagnosis.2 Herpes zoster ophthalmicus is an ophthalmological emergency and results from viral reactivation within the V1 branch of CN V, leading to direct ocular involvement.1 Symptoms of ocular involvement include red eye, blurry vision, eye pain or photophobia.1 If left untreated, corneal ulceration, scarring, perforation, glaucoma, cataracts, and blindness may occur.1 Fluorescein staining with slit lamp examination will show a characteristic “dendritic ulcer” within the epithelial layer of the cornea.1 Treatment is generally

  13. The new deal at the top.

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    Doz, Yves L; Kosonen, Mikko

    2007-06-01

    What makes a company strategically agile--able to alter its strategies and business models rapidly in response to major changes in its market space, and to do so repeatedly without major trauma? Three years of in-depth case research on a dozen large companies worldwide showed the authors that one key factor is a new leadership model at the top. Senior executives at agile companies assume collective rather than individual responsibility for results. They build interdependencies among units and divisions, motivating themselves to engage with one another, and carefully manage their dealings to promote collaboration that is frequent, intense, informal, open, and focused on shared issues and the long term. Challenges to conventional thinking are encouraged. This is the new deal, and it's not easy to strike, because it requires executives to act in ways that are far from comfortable. After all, the corporate ladder at most firms favors independent types with a deep need for power and autonomy. At executive meetings, disagreement is suppressed or expressed passive-aggressively, eroding any real sense of belonging to a team. Switching to the new deal almost always requires a huge shift in the company's culture, values, and norms of interaction. The authors describe three approaches to making the shift: Executives can be given formal responsibility not for a business unit but for different stages in the company's value chain. This worked well for SAP, which has a relatively focused business portfolio. When a company's portfolio is less uniform, like Nokia's, business and functional units can be organized to crisscross on a matrix. And when a company is widely diverse, like easyGroup, it can emphasize the learning opportunities that units with common business models may share.

  14. Great deal achieved at Cape's nuclear island

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    Anon.

    1979-01-01

    Since the civil engineering contract commenced a great deal has been achieved at Escom's Koeberg nuclear power station north of Cape Town. About 50 percent of the civil work has now been done and the entire project remains on schedule for a January 1982 start-up on nuclear reactor unit number one and a January 1983 start-up on unit two. Final handover is scheduled for January 1984. Completion of the civil works is scheduled for December 1981. The construction of the Koeberg nuclear power station is discussed, as well as the contractors for the civil engineering work

  15. Urban Planning Dealing with Change and Infrastructure

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    Sonja Deppisch

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with urban planning and change processes potentially impacting local infrastructure. The overarching theoretical frame is social-ecological resilience thinking and its potential application to as well as implications for urban land-use development. The paper draws its main attention on if this concept can be of use for urban planners dealing with change and urban infrastructure and if a readiness towards its application can be identified. This endeavor is informed by two explorative studies in Germany. One study gains its material from a scenario process with planning practitioners and further urban stakeholders of a medium-sized city. Main topic was how to deal with the challenges of climate change impacts in urban planning and development. The second explorative study reflects research results on the readiness to apply the resilience concept to urban planning dealing with change and local infrastructure in a small community. The scenario process showed that applying social-ecological resilience thinking to urban planning helps to critically reflect so far taken paths in local built infrastructure, to take on an integrated perspective and to develop new and innovative strategies for further land-use development. Nevertheless, such a process requires additional financial as well as human resources and translation exercises. Also, the given path dependency as well as financial constrains are hindering to perceive any leeway in infrastructure development at the political level, so that any real implementation at the moment seems to be out of sight, which is also caused by multi-level dependencies.  Normal 0 21 false false false DE X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Normale Tabelle"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm

  16. Nueva norma de arrendamiento IFRS 16 Leases y su impacto financiero y contable

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    Viviana Lambreton Torres

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Este documento tiene como objetivo evidenciar el impacto que generará la aplicación de la IFRS 16 en las métricas de rentabilidad ROA, ROE y en el margen de utilidad. Así como en las razones de apalancamiento financiero y liquidez para que, tanto los responsables de la información como los usuarios de la misma, tengan conocimiento del efecto que genera esta nueva norma internacional de arrendamiento en la situación financiera y en los resultados de operación. Además de presentar los principales requerimientos que establece para que los tomadores de decisiones, tanto de las empresas privadas como de las públicas, puedan anticiparse y prepararse adecuadamente al cambio.

  17. Poder, normas sociales y desigualdad de las mujeres en el hogar

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    Arlette Covarrubias Feregrino

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone un marco teórico para analizar el poder de las mujeres en el hogar. Se hace especial énfasis en la visibilidad del poder y en los distintos mecanismos utilizados para mantenerlo, ya que éstos tienen importantes consecuencias en el bienestar de los miembros del hogar, en especial de las mujeres. De esta forma, el artículo se basa en el marco teórico de empoderamiento propuesto por Kabeer (1999 y las tres formas de poder sugeridas por Gaventa (2011, quien retoma las tres dimensiones de poder de Lukes (2005. Debido a que las normas sociales son un factor fundamental del poder de los miembros del hogar, y lo influyen a través de varios canales, se utiliza el marco conceptual propuesto, para analizar las varias formas en que éstas influyen en el poder de los miembros del hogar.

  18. Landsat 6 contract signed

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    Maggs, William Ward

    A new agreement provides $220 million for development and construction of the Landsat 6 remote sensing satellite and its ground systems. The contract, signed on March 31, 1988, by the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Earth Observation Satellite (EOSAT) Company of Lanham, Md., came just days after approval of DOC's Landsat commercialization plan by subcommittees of the House and Senate appropriations committees.The Landsat 6 spacecraft is due to be launched into orbit on a Titan II rocket in June 1991 from Vandenburg Air Force Base, Calif. The satellite will carry an Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM) sensor, an instrument sensitive to electromagnetic radiation in seven ranges or bands of wavelengths. The satellite's payload will also include the Sea Wide Field Sensor (Sea-WiFS), designed to provide information on sea surface temperature and ocean color. The sensor is being developed in a cooperative effort by EOSAT and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A less certain passenger is a proposed 5-m resolution, three-band sensor sensitive to visible light. EOSAT is trying to find both private financing for the device and potential buyers of the high-resolution imagery that it could produce. The company has been actively courting U.S. television networks, which have in the past used imagery from the European Système Probatoire d'Observation de la Terre (SPOT) satellite for news coverage.

  19. Normalización española sobre cenizas volantes (normas UNE

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    Pardo, Antonio

    1988-04-01

    Full Text Available The "Concrete Additives" task force was created within the "Concretes”/IRANOR Technical Commission-83 in 1983. It presently answers to the AENOR. Its principle objective during these years has been the elaboration of Spanish regulations concerning fly ash to be used in morters and concretes made with Portland cement. The main purpose of this study, in which a comparative analysis of international regulations is also included, is the exposition of these regulations, as well as the steps to be taken in their constant up-dating. In addition, a summary of the characteristics of fly ash produced in Spain before the elaboration of the UNE norms is also included.

    En 1983 se creó el Grupo de Trabajo "Adiciones al Hormigón" en el seno de la Comisión Técnica-83 "Hormigones”/IRANOR, actualmente transferido a AENOR. Su finalidad principal, durante estos años, ha sido la elaboración de la normativa española sobre las cenizas volantes que hayan de ser utilizadas en morteros y hormigones de cemento portland. Su exposición es el objeto principal de este trabajo, en el que se incluye también un análisis comparativo con la normativa internacional, así como los pasos a seguir en la actualización constante de las normas. Asimismo se recoge un resumen de las características de las cenizas volantes generadas en España con anterioridad a la elaboración de las Normas UNE.

  20. Sociolinguistic Typology and Sign Languages

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    Adam Schembri; Jordan Fenlon; Kearsy Cormier; Trevor Johnston

    2018-01-01

    This paper examines the possible relationship between proposed social determinants of morphological ‘complexity’ and how this contributes to linguistic diversity, specifically via the typological nature of the sign languages of deaf communities. We sketch how the notion of morphological complexity, as defined by Trudgill (2011), applies to sign languages. Using these criteria, sign languages appear to be languages with low to moderate levels of morphological complexity. This may partly reflec...

  1. Dealing with Difference: Building Culturally Responsive Classrooms

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    Nina Burridge

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Australia continues to develop as a multicultural society with levels of immigration increasing significantly over recent years as a result of government policies. More recently, the new period of financial turmoil, continuing threats from terrorism and environmental concerns, have all exacerbated the challenges of dealing with difference in our society. In response, schools continue to face the challenges of the impact of a range of different cultures, languages and religions among their student and school communities. How effectively schools deal with difference and how well they are supported in their endeavours to build culturally response classrooms is a perennial issue for both teachers and educators. A major challenge for teachers is to at a minimum, understand cultural differences as they manifest in their particular school settings and to draw on approaches that support student learning in culturally appropriate ways so to assist them to better realise their full potential. In this paper we will consider cultural diversity in the context of recent school policies, highlight a number of frameworks for addressing cultural diversity in the classroom, in particular the approaches by Kalantzis and Cope’s (1999 and Hickling-Hudson (2003. We also draw on the findings from a recent qualitative study of representations of cultural diversity in a number of Sydney metropolitan schools to discuss the need for more greater resource and policy support for progressive teaching approaches that support the development of a more tolerant and inclusive multicultural society. Key words: cultural diversity, schools, teacher education, classroom practice, social inclusion

  2. Dealing with pupils digital everyday life

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    Carl F. Dons.

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available The main aim of this article is to answer the following research question: How can we prepare student teachers to deal with pupils who have a wide range of day-to-day experiences of the digital world? This question arises out of the understanding that today's student-teacher training is inadequately equipped to realize the potential for learning found in the way that digital technology is now an integral part of the social and cultural practices of children and young people. Based on theory and practice from research and development activities in primary and lower secondary school, the article points out some perspectives connected to the technology culture of children and young people that may have importance for the professional training of student teachers. The article concludes by summarizing some findings from a research project in general teacher education, where it is argued that student teachers can be qualified to cope with the way children and young people use technology by teaching them to adopt solutions based on personal publishing. In many ways the article deals with classical issues in the education field; how the relations between cognition, learning, technology and fellow-citizenship raise practical issues connected to teaching and learning (Dewey, 1915; 1938; 1958.

  3. [Dealing with diagnostic uncertainty in general practice].

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    Wübken, Magdalena; Oswald, Jana; Schneider, Antonius

    2013-01-01

    In general, the prevalence of diseases is low in primary care. Therefore, the positive predictive value of diagnostic tests is lower than in hospitals where patients are highly selected. In addition, the patients present with milder forms of disease; and many diseases might hide behind the initial symptom(s). These facts lead to diagnostic uncertainty which is somewhat inherent to general practice. This narrative review discusses different sources of and reasons for uncertainty and strategies to deal with it in the context of the current literature. Fear of uncertainty correlates with higher diagnostic activities. The attitude towards uncertainty correlates with the choice of medical speciality by vocational trainees or medical students. An intolerance of uncertainty, which still increases as medicine is making steady progress, might partly explain the growing shortage of general practitioners. The bio-psycho-social context appears to be important to diagnostic decision-making. The effect of intuition and heuristics are investigated by cognitive psychologists. It is still unclear whether these aspects are prone to bias or useful, which might depend on the context of medical decisions. Good communication is of great importance to share uncertainty with the patients in a transparent way and to alleviate shared decision-making. Dealing with uncertainty should be seen as an important core component of general practice and needs to be investigated in more detail to improve the respective medical decisions. Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier GmbH.

  4. The handbook of dealing with workplace bullying

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    2015-01-01

    The topic of workplace bullying and abuse gained considerable public and media attention during 2013 when the scandal of events at the BBC was unveiled following an enquiry led by Dinah Rose QC. The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying, edited by Dr Anne-Marie Quigg, presents the collective wisdom and knowledge of a number of lawyers, management experts and academics from around the world. The key themes include understanding the law in each country represented and the responsibilities of individuals as well as management teams and governors in organizations. New case studies are supplied by people working with and within HR teams who have professional experience of dealing with the issue, as well as practical suggestions that are of use to managers, to people accused of bullying and also to people who find they are targets of bullying. Dr Quigg summarizes the range and scope of the contributions by the individual contributors, commenting on the research findings and professional experience that inform...

  5. Awareness of Deaf Sign Language and Gang Signs.

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    Smith, Cynthia; Morgan, Robert L.

    There have been increasing incidents of innocent people who use American Sign Language (ASL) or another form of sign language being victimized by gang violence due to misinterpretation of ASL hand formations. ASL is familiar to learners with a variety of disabilities, particularly those in the deaf community. The problem is that gang members have…

  6. Automatic sign language recognition inspired by human sign perception

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    Ten Holt, G.A.

    2010-01-01

    Automatic sign language recognition is a relatively new field of research (since ca. 1990). Its objectives are to automatically analyze sign language utterances. There are several issues within the research area that merit investigation: how to capture the utterances (cameras, magnetic sensors,

  7. Inuit Sign Language: a contribution to sign language typology

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    Schuit, J.; Baker, A.; Pfau, R.

    2011-01-01

    Sign language typology is a fairly new research field and typological classifications have yet to be established. For spoken languages, these classifications are generally based on typological parameters; it would thus be desirable to establish these for sign languages. In this paper, different

  8. Signs of the arctic: Typological aspects of Inuit Sign Language

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    Schuit, J.M.

    2014-01-01

    In this thesis, the native sign language used by deaf Inuit people is described. Inuit Sign Language (IUR) is used by less than 40 people as their sole means of communication, and is therefore highly endangered. Apart from the description of IUR as such, an additional goal is to contribute to the

  9. Ranks of dense alternating sign matrices and their sign patterns

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    Fiedler, Miroslav; Gao, W.; Hall, F.J.; Jing, G.; Li, Z.; Stroev, M.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 471, April (2015), s. 109-121 ISSN 0024-3795 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA14-07880S Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : alternating sign matrix * dense matrix * sign pattern matrix Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.965, year: 2015 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024379515000257

  10. Planning Sign Languages: Promoting Hearing Hegemony? Conceptualizing Sign Language Standardization

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    Eichmann, Hanna

    2009-01-01

    In light of the absence of a codified standard variety in British Sign Language and German Sign Language ("Deutsche Gebardensprache") there have been repeated calls for the standardization of both languages primarily from outside the Deaf community. The paper is based on a recent grounded theory study which explored perspectives on sign…

  11. Africa: signs of hope?

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    J.F. Kirsten

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available The dawning of the 21st century generally brought new hope to African leaders and countless thousands of ordinary citizens of many countries on the continent. The first signs of a new turn of events shone through by the end of the last decade of the previous century. This was manifested by economic growth rates that started to pick up in a number of African states, by pro-democracy movements which in country after country succeeded in replacing authoritarian regimes, and by the winding down and termination of some of Africa’s most devastating wars. The results of this analysis confirm the above-mentioned positive political, economic and conflict trends in Africa. It is clearly a significant turn of events given the well-known political and economic predicament with which Africa is struggling. When this negative legacy and Cold War background of Africa is considered, the importance of present developments is clear to see. The identified heightened sense of purpose among the leaders and peoples of Africa and the changed mood and need among Africans to take charge of their own future that found expression in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD are indeed significant and bode well for the future of the continent. A word of warning here is, however, necessary. Our conduct with Africa must be very cautious and we must guard against over-optimism and the exaggerated belief that Africa is now on a trajectory of sustained development and peace. We cannot generalise about Africa – for that the continent is just too big and diverse from a geographical, cultural, economic and political point of view.

  12. Rotulagem de suplementos vitamínicos e minerais: uma revisão das normas federais Labeling of vitamin and mineral supplements: a revision of the federal normative regulations

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    Patrícia Borges de Carvalho

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Os produtos à base de vitaminas e minerais têm tido a oferta e o consumo crescentes no Brasil. As diferenças nas dosagens oferecidas ao consumidor em cada produto são o parâmetro para sua classificação como suplementos alimentares ou como medicamentos, de acordo com a legislação sanitária brasileira. Entretanto, este limite entre os conceitos é confuso e pouco claro. Considerando o risco gerado pelo consumo desavisado de tais produtos, e visando facilitar a interpretação e a consolidação das normas que tratam dos produtos à base de vitaminas e minerais e fundamentar a dissertação de mestrado, foram realizados levantamento bibliográfico e avaliação de todo o arcabouço jurídico relacionado à sua rotulagem. Concluiu-se que a normatização é extensa, complexa e de difícil entendimento, com muitas normas de hierarquias diferentes tendo interface com o assunto e que as normas não estão consolidadas, levando a dificuldades de interpretação pelos comerciantes, profissionais de saúde e consumidores e ainda a falhas na aplicação por parte dos órgãos fiscalizadores do Estado. Foram também apresentadas propostas para auxiliar a correção das falhas explicitadas pelo estudo.In Brazil, there is a steadily increasing offer and demand for products on the basis of vitamins and minerals. According to Brazilian law, the differences in the dosages offered to the consumer in each product are the parameter for its classification as alimentary supplement or medicament. The limit between these two concepts, however, is confusing and lacks clearness. Considering the risk posed by imprudent consumption of such products and seeking to facilitate the interpretation and consolidation of the norms dealing with vitamin and mineral products as well as to create the basis for a master's degree dissertation, a bibliographical survey and evaluation of the entire juridical basis regarding the labeling of these products was conducted. It was

  13. Russian joint ventures, upstream deals hit fast clip

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    Anon.

    1992-01-01

    This paper reports that Russia is stepping up the pace of joint ventures and imports of petroleum technology and hardware. Among the latest action: Polar Lights, a 50-50 venture of Conoco Timan-Pechora Ltd. and Arkhangelskgeologia (AAG), started drilling in the first new-field oil-development project in Russia to include a US partner; The governments of Oman and the Kazakhstan republic signed an agreement covering oil and gas exploration, field development, and production in Kazakhstan; Phibro Energy Inc., Greenwich, Conn., last week reported the sale and delivery of the first full cargo of Russian crude oil produced and exported by a Russian-American joint venture; Era Aviation Inc., Anchorage, Alas., is sending two helicopters with crewmen to Russia to help assess the feasibility of oil and gas development off Sakhalin Island; In deals involving Canadian companies, SNC-Lavalin Inc., Montreal, received a contract for initial work on a $350 million (US) modernization of the Volvograd refinery in southern Russia

  14. Dealing with Uncertainties in Initial Orbit Determination

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    Armellin, Roberto; Di Lizia, Pierluigi; Zanetti, Renato

    2015-01-01

    A method to deal with uncertainties in initial orbit determination (IOD) is presented. This is based on the use of Taylor differential algebra (DA) to nonlinearly map the observation uncertainties from the observation space to the state space. When a minimum set of observations is available DA is used to expand the solution of the IOD problem in Taylor series with respect to measurement errors. When more observations are available high order inversion tools are exploited to obtain full state pseudo-observations at a common epoch. The mean and covariance of these pseudo-observations are nonlinearly computed by evaluating the expectation of high order Taylor polynomials. Finally, a linear scheme is employed to update the current knowledge of the orbit. Angles-only observations are considered and simplified Keplerian dynamics adopted to ease the explanation. Three test cases of orbit determination of artificial satellites in different orbital regimes are presented to discuss the feature and performances of the proposed methodology.

  15. Shady Car Dealings and Taxing Work Practices

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    Boll, Karen

    2014-01-01

    of the oligopticon and on Foucault’s notion of the panopticon. The analysis shows that tax inspectors produce oligoptic and panoptic visions when they account for taxpayers’ economic activities and that tax inspectors’ visions are received differently by the represented taxpayers. Some taxpayers fall out of sight......, whereas others are highly visible and are interrogated in detail. Using the concepts of the oligopticon and the panopticon to analyse the tax audit process is significant for interpretative tax and accounting studies, because this theoretical approach represents an original method of conceptualising......The empirical focus of this article is a ten-month ethnography of a tax audit process led by the Danish Tax and Customs Administration. The tax audit concerns a number of shady car dealings from which taxable income is not reported. This article focuses on the process whereby the tax administration...

  16. Learning to Detect Traffic Signs

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    Møgelmose, Andreas; Trivedi, Mohan M.; Moeslund, Thomas B.

    2012-01-01

    This study compares the performance of sign detection based on synthetic training data to the performance of detection based on real-world training images. Viola-Jones detectors are created for 4 different traffic signs with both synthetic and real data, and varying numbers of training samples. T...

  17. Issues in Sign Language Lexicography

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    Zwitserlood, Inge; Kristoffersen, Jette Hedegaard; Troelsgård, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    ge lexicography has thus far been a relatively obscure area in the world of lexicography. Therefore, this article will contain background information on signed languages and the communities in which they are used, on the lexicography of sign languages, the situation in the Netherlands as well...

  18. Concise Lexicon for Sign Linguistics

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    dr. Jan Nijen Twilhaar; Dr. Beppie van den Bogaerde

    2016-01-01

    This extensive, well-researched and clearly formatted lexicon of a wide variety of linguistic terms is a long overdue. It is an extremely welcome addition to the bookshelves of sign language teachers, interpreters, linguists, learners and other sign language users, and of course of the Deaf

  19. Modeling online social signed networks

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    Li, Le; Gu, Ke; Zeng, An; Fan, Ying; Di, Zengru

    2018-04-01

    People's online rating behavior can be modeled by user-object bipartite networks directly. However, few works have been devoted to reveal the hidden relations between users, especially from the perspective of signed networks. We analyze the signed monopartite networks projected by the signed user-object bipartite networks, finding that the networks are highly clustered with obvious community structure. Interestingly, the positive clustering coefficient is remarkably higher than the negative clustering coefficient. Then, a Signed Growing Network model (SGN) based on local preferential attachment is proposed to generate a user's signed network that has community structure and high positive clustering coefficient. Other structural properties of the modeled networks are also found to be similar to the empirical networks.

  20. Comparación de las normas sísmicas más utilizadas para puentes continuos en el Perú y sus métodos de análisis

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    Acero Martínez, José Alberto

    2004-01-01

    Este trabajo esta orientado a revisar las normas sísmicas más utilizadas para puentes continuos en el Perú y sus métodos de análisis. Se revisan principalmente: la norma AASHTO STANDARD, AASHTO LRFD, CALTRANS y la Norma Sísmica para Puentes de Japón. También, se discute la propuesta de norma para puentes del Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones del Perú y se revisa la NTE E.030. Por otro lado, se revisan en forma referencial, normas sísmicas de puentes de Chile, Venezuela y Canadá. T...

  1. Aproximação entre contabilidade gerencial e contabilidade financeira com a convergência contábil brasileira às normas IFRS

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    Luciano Gilio

    2011-01-01

    Este trabalho investiga se a adoção das normas IFRS - International Financial Reporting Standards, por meio dos pronunciamentos técnicos do Comitê de Pronunciamentos Contábeis - CPC, resultou em aproximação significativa dos conceitos usados pela contabilidade gerencial e pela contabilidade financeira nas empresas brasileiras. Com a adoção das normas internacionais de contabilidade (as normas do International Accounting Standards Board - IASB) no Brasil, chamada de convergência contábil brasi...

  2. Los RRHH: nuevas exigencias en la norma ISO 9001/2015 y su aplicación al sector de la construcción

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    Román García, Sergio

    2017-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta la norma ISO 9001/2015 que es una norma internacional de calidad, con la mejora continua por bandera. Los objetivos de implementar la norma ISO 9001 principalmente serían tres: aumentar la seguridad, aumentar la rentabilidad económica y reducir el tiempo empleado en los procesos. Para todo esto, se necesita que la alta dirección se implique al 100% y que ésta, a su vez, haga implicarse a todos los trabajadores de la organización. En la parte más práctic...

  3. Impact of frequency of use of deal sites on intention to use deal sites

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    Sudzina, Frantisek

    2016-01-01

    Deal sites are used as a marketing communication tool for some time now. But there is still only a limited number of papers investigating its adoption and use. The Technology Adoption Model posits that there is a link between the intention to use technology and the actual use of technology...

  4. The Public Health Responsibility Deal: brokering a deal for public health, but on whose terms?

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    Panjwani, Clare; Caraher, Martin

    2014-02-01

    Coalitions of multinational food and drink businesses have pledged to reformulate their products and to market them responsibly. Largely business-led and self-regulated, the integrity of these voluntary initiatives has been questioned. The Public Health Responsibility Deal in England is an example of a voluntary initiative that is government-led. Does this approach provide evidence that with public leadership there is potential for voluntary actions to deliver meaningful results for public health? The subject of the research is the calorie reduction initiative of the Responsibility Deal. Source material was obtained primarily through a series of UK Freedom of Information requests and comprises previously unpublished Department of Health documentation relating to relevant meetings held during 2011 and 2012. The Responsibility Deal approach to calorie reduction deliberately involves the food industry in the specification of the measures it is to implement (reformulation and portion control). Finding the common ground between private and public interests has resulted in the deflection of public health objectives and the preclusion of adequate monitoring and evaluation. The Responsibility Deal approach is fundamentally flawed in its expectation that industry will take voluntary actions that prioritise public health interests above its own. Being government-led counts for little in the absence of sanctions to drive compliance. Instead the initiative affords private interests the opportunity to influence in their favour the public health policies and strategies that affect their products. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Sociolinguistic Typology and Sign Languages.

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    Schembri, Adam; Fenlon, Jordan; Cormier, Kearsy; Johnston, Trevor

    2018-01-01

    This paper examines the possible relationship between proposed social determinants of morphological 'complexity' and how this contributes to linguistic diversity, specifically via the typological nature of the sign languages of deaf communities. We sketch how the notion of morphological complexity, as defined by Trudgill (2011), applies to sign languages. Using these criteria, sign languages appear to be languages with low to moderate levels of morphological complexity. This may partly reflect the influence of key social characteristics of communities on the typological nature of languages. Although many deaf communities are relatively small and may involve dense social networks (both social characteristics that Trudgill claimed may lend themselves to morphological 'complexification'), the picture is complicated by the highly variable nature of the sign language acquisition for most deaf people, and the ongoing contact between native signers, hearing non-native signers, and those deaf individuals who only acquire sign languages in later childhood and early adulthood. These are all factors that may work against the emergence of morphological complexification. The relationship between linguistic typology and these key social factors may lead to a better understanding of the nature of sign language grammar. This perspective stands in contrast to other work where sign languages are sometimes presented as having complex morphology despite being young languages (e.g., Aronoff et al., 2005); in some descriptions, the social determinants of morphological complexity have not received much attention, nor has the notion of complexity itself been specifically explored.

  6. Sociolinguistic Typology and Sign Languages

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    Schembri, Adam; Fenlon, Jordan; Cormier, Kearsy; Johnston, Trevor

    2018-01-01

    This paper examines the possible relationship between proposed social determinants of morphological ‘complexity’ and how this contributes to linguistic diversity, specifically via the typological nature of the sign languages of deaf communities. We sketch how the notion of morphological complexity, as defined by Trudgill (2011), applies to sign languages. Using these criteria, sign languages appear to be languages with low to moderate levels of morphological complexity. This may partly reflect the influence of key social characteristics of communities on the typological nature of languages. Although many deaf communities are relatively small and may involve dense social networks (both social characteristics that Trudgill claimed may lend themselves to morphological ‘complexification’), the picture is complicated by the highly variable nature of the sign language acquisition for most deaf people, and the ongoing contact between native signers, hearing non-native signers, and those deaf individuals who only acquire sign languages in later childhood and early adulthood. These are all factors that may work against the emergence of morphological complexification. The relationship between linguistic typology and these key social factors may lead to a better understanding of the nature of sign language grammar. This perspective stands in contrast to other work where sign languages are sometimes presented as having complex morphology despite being young languages (e.g., Aronoff et al., 2005); in some descriptions, the social determinants of morphological complexity have not received much attention, nor has the notion of complexity itself been specifically explored. PMID:29515506

  7. Sociolinguistic Typology and Sign Languages

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    Adam Schembri

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the possible relationship between proposed social determinants of morphological ‘complexity’ and how this contributes to linguistic diversity, specifically via the typological nature of the sign languages of deaf communities. We sketch how the notion of morphological complexity, as defined by Trudgill (2011, applies to sign languages. Using these criteria, sign languages appear to be languages with low to moderate levels of morphological complexity. This may partly reflect the influence of key social characteristics of communities on the typological nature of languages. Although many deaf communities are relatively small and may involve dense social networks (both social characteristics that Trudgill claimed may lend themselves to morphological ‘complexification’, the picture is complicated by the highly variable nature of the sign language acquisition for most deaf people, and the ongoing contact between native signers, hearing non-native signers, and those deaf individuals who only acquire sign languages in later childhood and early adulthood. These are all factors that may work against the emergence of morphological complexification. The relationship between linguistic typology and these key social factors may lead to a better understanding of the nature of sign language grammar. This perspective stands in contrast to other work where sign languages are sometimes presented as having complex morphology despite being young languages (e.g., Aronoff et al., 2005; in some descriptions, the social determinants of morphological complexity have not received much attention, nor has the notion of complexity itself been specifically explored.

  8. Valor y distribución: de la teoría a la norma

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    MARIANO FERNÁNDEZ ENGUITA

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Abordar la problemática de la desigualdad, o más exactamente de la justicia económica, requiere partir de un criterio distributivo contra el cual contrastar la distribución realmente existente. Locke propuso una teoría o norma de la apropiación original referida a la distribución de los recursos naturales, pero fue incapaz de resolver el problema de la justicia intergeneracional. Marx formuló una teoría del valor trabajo incapaz de explicar por qué el empleo de la propia actividad como trabajo, en vez de su consumo como ocio, daría derecho a la apropiación del excedente, pero el uso de la riqueza como capital en vez de su consumo como renta, no. Rawls propone una teoría liberal de la justicia, el principio de diferencia, en la que cabe admitir las desigualdades con tal de que con ellas mejore la posición del peor situado. En este artículo se defiende la pertinencia de los tres problemas, que conciernen respectivamente a la apropiación de los recursos naturales (y, por extensión, de la riqueza heredada y de los productos del trabajo y a la incentivación de las aportaciones extraordinarias. Pero se propone, también, una corrección de las tres: de la primera, sustituyendo la apropiación original por las dotaciones iniciales para dar cabida a la igualdad entre generaciones ; de la segunda, recurriendo a una norma del valor trabajo ampliada que incluya la retribución de la abstinencia, es decir, del capital ; de la tercera, en fin, sustituyendo su aceptación sin más por la idea de partir la diferencia, es decir, de reducir la recompensa por las aportaciones extraordinarias al incentivo necesario para las mismas.

  9. ¿Normas perversas en el ámbito educativo? Aportes de la psicología social

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    Alicia Barreiro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde una perspectiva psicosocial, el presente artículo se propone contribuir a la comprensión del funcionamiento de las normas en los contextos educativos argentinos y su relación con el clima social emocional. Este último refiere a las emociones colectivas que las personas perciben que prevalecen en sus relaciones con los otros y en sus contextos cotidianos. Específicamente, en el artículo se analiza la posibilidad de la existencia de normas perversas en la convivencia escolar, retomando los hallazgos de tres estudios que revelan este tipo de mecanismos en el sistema educativo. Finalmente se propone avanzar en el estudio de las consecuencias de la dinámica de dobles estándares que pueden considerarse en sí mismas situaciones de violencia y maltrato.

  10. Valor razonable: un modelo de valoración incorporado en las normas internacionales de información financiera

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    Berta Silva Palavecinos

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El concepto de Valor Razonable, traducción del inglés de la expresión Fair Value, que aparece desde hace varias décadas en la literatura contable anglosajona, ha cobrado relevancia cuando el International Accounting Standards Board (IASB lo incorporó como un modelo de valoración en las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera. Sin embargo, el significado, la oportunidad en que se usa, cómo se determina, el efecto que genera en el patrimonio de la empresa, además de otros aspectos significativos, se encuentran dispersos a través de distintas normas. El agente decisor requiere tener una concepción clara sobre el tema. Este artículo presenta una compilación y reflexiones sobre estos aspectos, sin agotarlos.

  11. 3 CFR - Presidential Signing Statements

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    ... basis of policy disagreements. At the same time, such signing statements serve a legitimate function in... United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other...

  12. Warning Signs of Childhood Emergencies

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    ... signs - and act on them - by taking a first aid class and learning CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Your local hospital, ... Care For You Copyright © American College of Emergency Physicians ...

  13. Quantifiers in Russian Sign Language

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    Kimmelman, V.; Paperno, D.; Keenan, E.L.

    2017-01-01

    After presenting some basic genetic, historical and typological information about Russian Sign Language, this chapter outlines the quantification patterns it expresses. It illustrates various semantic types of quantifiers, such as generalized existential, generalized universal, proportional,

  14. CDC Vital Signs: Legionnaires' Disease

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    ... gov . Vital Signs Topics Covered Alcohol Antibiotic Resistance Cancer Cardiovascular Diseases Diseases & Conditions Food Safety Healthcare-associated Infections Healthy Living HIV / AIDS Injury, Violence & Safety Motor Vehicle Safety Obesity ...

  15. Diagnosing Dementia—Positive Signs

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    ... Navigation Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Diagnosing Dementia—Positive Signs Past Issues / Fall 2007 Table of ... easy, affordable blood test that could accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD)—even before symptoms began to show? Researchers ...

  16. Single Sign On Internal (SSOi)

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — Provides single sign-on solution for internal facing VA applications. Allows internal users access to a variety of VA systems and applications using a reduced set of...

  17. Aging changes in vital signs

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/004019.htm Aging changes in vital signs To use the sharing ... Normal body temperature does not change much with aging. But as you get older, it becomes harder ...

  18. Vital Signs-Secondhand Smoke

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    This podcast is based on the February 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Secondhand smoke kills more than 400 infants and 41,000 adult nonsmokers every year. Learn what can be done to prevent secondhand smoke exposure.

  19. Desempeño De Las Organizaciones Mexicanas Certificadas En La Norma ISO 9001:2000

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    Víctor Manuel Nava Carballido

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación describe la situación de la certificación en México en la norma ISO 9001:2000. Luego de una revisión del estado del arte, se valida un modelo que relaciona cuatro variables independientes: Evaluación de la estrategia, Motivación, Proceso de implantación y control estratégico y su impacto en la variable dependiente desempeño de la organización. La investigación fue aplicada en 96 organizaciones mexicanas. Como resultado de lo anterior, se demuestra que el desempeño de una organización sí mejora cuando se implanta un programa ISO 9001:2000, siempre y cuando exista una motivación activa. El desempeño organizacional fue medido como una mejora de la calidad (0,81, una disminución de costo (0,83, un aumento de ventas (0,88 y una mejora en la satisfacción del cliente (0,82. Con base en la evidencia empírica hallada se propone un modelo.

  20. Surdez e preconceito: a norma da fala e o mito da leitura da palavra falada

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    Sílvia Andreis Witkoski

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Hablar sobre sordera y prejuicio es narrar una de las interfaces del ser sordo. En medio al inmenso abanico que lo envuelve, el artículo trae para la discusión la norma del habla y el mito de la lectura de la palabra hablada, por considerar que ambos legitiman una serie de prácticas orales, afectando peyorativamente la construcción de la identidad del ser sordo y su derecho a una comunicación y formación significativa. En nombre de una seudo integración entre sordos y oyentes, se disfrazan los prejuicios en relación a la sordera y a los sordos, al implícitamente no aceptar su diferencia lingüística, de percepción del mundo y de su forma de ser. Esta discusión es construida esencialmente a partir del recate de muchas vivencias de los propios sordos, con el intuito de mostrar sus matices, descubriendo algunos de los discursos que legitiman esos prejuicios, buscando descubrir las implicaciones dolorosas que generan en la vida de los sordos.

  1. Discovery of a Group of Receding, Variable Halo Stars toward Norma

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    Chakrabarti, Sukanya; Sargent, Benjamin; Lipnicky, Andrew [School of Physics and Astronomy, Rochester Institute of Technology, 84 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 (United States); Angeloni, Rodolfo [Departamento de Fisica y Astronomia, Universidad de La Serena, Av. Juan Cisternas 1200 N, La Serena (Chile); Freeman, Kenneth [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics ANU RSAA Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia); Simon, Joshua D. [The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Konorski, Piotr [Warsaw University Observatory, al. Ujazdowskie 4, 00-001 Warszawa (Poland); Gieren, Wolfgang [Universidad de Concepcion, Concepción, Bío Bío Region (Chile); Sesar, Branimir [Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy, Room 332, Könighstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Blitz, Leo; Basri, Gibor [Department of Astronomy, Campbell Hall, #501, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Vacca, William [SOFIA-USRA, NASA Ames Research Center, Mail Stop N232-12, Moffet Field, CA 94035-1000 (United States); Marengo, Massimo [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50010 (United States); Guhathakurta, Puragra [Department of Astronomy, UC Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Quillen, Alice [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 (United States); Chang, Philip, E-mail: chakrabarti@astro.rit.edu [Dept of Physics, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 (United States)

    2017-08-01

    We present results from spectroscopic observations of a trio of Cepheid candidates identified from K {sub s} -band light curves toward Norma. The spectra show that these stars are moving with a large and similar radial velocity—the heliocentric velocities are 171 ± 32 km s{sup −1}, 164 ± 37 km s{sup −1}, and 173 ± 20 km s{sup −1}. The average radial velocity is ∼169 km s{sup −1}, which is large and distinct from typical stars in the Galaxy’s stellar disk. Given the radial velocities and associated 1 σ error, we find that the combined probability that these three stars are foreground Milky Way disk stars is ∼7 × 10{sup −4}%, and the probability that these are large-amplitude spotted stars in a binary is ∼10{sup −5}%. These objects at l ∼ 333° and b ∼ −1° are therefore associated with the stellar halo. The identification of these sources as Type I Cepheids is not certain, and thus the distances of these sources are not yet well established. Assuming the 3.6 μ m period–luminosity relation of Type I Cepheids gives a distance of ∼78 kpc for these sources.

  2. Discovery of a Group of Receding, Variable Halo Stars toward Norma

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    Chakrabarti, Sukanya; Sargent, Benjamin; Lipnicky, Andrew; Angeloni, Rodolfo; Freeman, Kenneth; Simon, Joshua D.; Konorski, Piotr; Gieren, Wolfgang; Sesar, Branimir; Blitz, Leo; Basri, Gibor; Vacca, William; Marengo, Massimo; Guhathakurta, Puragra; Quillen, Alice; Chang, Philip

    2017-01-01

    We present results from spectroscopic observations of a trio of Cepheid candidates identified from K s -band light curves toward Norma. The spectra show that these stars are moving with a large and similar radial velocity—the heliocentric velocities are 171 ± 32 km s −1 , 164 ± 37 km s −1 , and 173 ± 20 km s −1 . The average radial velocity is ∼169 km s −1 , which is large and distinct from typical stars in the Galaxy’s stellar disk. Given the radial velocities and associated 1 σ error, we find that the combined probability that these three stars are foreground Milky Way disk stars is ∼7 × 10 −4 %, and the probability that these are large-amplitude spotted stars in a binary is ∼10 −5 %. These objects at l ∼ 333° and b ∼ −1° are therefore associated with the stellar halo. The identification of these sources as Type I Cepheids is not certain, and thus the distances of these sources are not yet well established. Assuming the 3.6 μ m period–luminosity relation of Type I Cepheids gives a distance of ∼78 kpc for these sources.

  3. DESEMPEÑO DE LAS ORGANIZACIONES MEXICANAS CERTIFICADAS EN LA NORMA ISO 9001:2000

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    VÍCTOR MANUEL NAVA CARBALLIDO

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación describe la situación de la certificación en México en la norma ISO 9001:2000. Luego de una revisión del estado del arte, se valida un modelo que relaciona cuatro variables independientes: Evaluación de la estrategia, Motivación, Proceso de implantación y control estratégico y su impacto en la variable dependiente desempeño de la organización. La investigación fue aplicada en 96 organizaciones mexicanas. Como resultado de lo anterior, se demuestra que el desempeño de una organización sí mejora cuando se implanta un programa ISO 9001:2000, siempre y cuando exista una motivación activa. El desempeño organizacional fue medido como una mejora de la calidad (0,81, una disminución de costo (0,83, un aumento de ventas (0,88 y una mejora en la satisfacción del cliente (0,82. Con base en la evidencia empírica hallada se propone un modelo.

  4. Integración de la herramienta SGSI tracking con la norma ISO 27001 y el reglamento de la LOPD en un entorno virtualizado

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    Cutanda Mompó, David Miguel

    2011-01-01

    Cutanda Mompó, DM. (2010). Integración de la herramienta SGSI tracking con la norma ISO 27001 y el reglamento de la LOPD en un entorno virtualizado. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/9125. Archivo delegado

  5. Kinematic parameters of signed verbs.

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    Malaia, Evie; Wilbur, Ronnie B; Milkovic, Marina

    2013-10-01

    Sign language users recruit physical properties of visual motion to convey linguistic information. Research on American Sign Language (ASL) indicates that signers systematically use kinematic features (e.g., velocity, deceleration) of dominant hand motion for distinguishing specific semantic properties of verb classes in production ( Malaia & Wilbur, 2012a) and process these distinctions as part of the phonological structure of these verb classes in comprehension ( Malaia, Ranaweera, Wilbur, & Talavage, 2012). These studies are driven by the event visibility hypothesis by Wilbur (2003), who proposed that such use of kinematic features should be universal to sign language (SL) by the grammaticalization of physics and geometry for linguistic purposes. In a prior motion capture study, Malaia and Wilbur (2012a) lent support for the event visibility hypothesis in ASL, but there has not been quantitative data from other SLs to test the generalization to other languages. The authors investigated the kinematic parameters of predicates in Croatian Sign Language ( Hrvatskom Znakovnom Jeziku [HZJ]). Kinematic features of verb signs were affected both by event structure of the predicate (semantics) and phrase position within the sentence (prosody). The data demonstrate that kinematic features of motion in HZJ verb signs are recruited to convey morphological and prosodic information. This is the first crosslinguistic motion capture confirmation that specific kinematic properties of articulator motion are grammaticalized in other SLs to express linguistic features.

  6. Deal or No Deal: using games to improve student learning, retention and decision-making

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    Chow, Alan F.; Woodford, Kelly C.; Maes, Jeanne

    2011-03-01

    Student understanding and retention can be enhanced and improved by providing alternative learning activities and environments. Education theory recognizes the value of incorporating alternative activities (games, exercises and simulations) to stimulate student interest in the educational environment, enhance transfer of knowledge and improve learned retention with meaningful repetition. In this case study, we investigate using an online version of the television game show, 'Deal or No Deal', to enhance student understanding and retention by playing the game to learn expected value in an introductory statistics course, and to foster development of critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the modern business environment. Enhancing the thinking process of problem solving using repetitive games should also improve a student's ability to follow non-mathematical problem-solving processes, which should improve the overall ability to process information and make logical decisions. Learning and retention are measured to evaluate the success of the students' performance.

  7. Una simulación multi-agente del mecanismo de generalización de una norma social

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    Francisco Linares

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo trata de abordar dos cuestiones interrelacionadas: ¿qué es una norma social? y ¿cómo se generaliza? Se argumenta que una norma social no es ni mero comportamiento sancionador ni tampoco comportamiento que tan solo se ajusta a las expectativas de los demás; sino que ambos requisitos deben cumplirse para que esta exista. A través de un modelo de simulación multi-agente se muestra cómo una dinámica de refuerzo mutuo entre la ejecución de sanciones y la generalización de expectativas explica la generalización de una norma social, dada la existencia de una masa crítica de sancionadores incondicionales. Además se muestra que a mayor densidad social, menor el tamaño de la masa crítica requerida en la población.

  8. Has evolution 'prepared' us to deal with death ...

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    Has evolution 'prepared' us to deal with death? ... brain with its enlarged Broca's area suggests the possibility of a sophisticated communication system and an enhanced way of dealing with emotion. ... Some attention is given to this thesis.

  9. Aspects of dealing with orphan sources

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    Lovjagina, Irina

    2008-01-01

    Full text: Since Latvia joined the European Union (EU) in 2004, State have to apply EURATOM Council Directives on 2003/122/EURATOM with provisions of IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources to comply with the Directive before 31 December 2005, to harmonize controls within European Community Member States. It is mentioned, that State have to bring into a force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions to comply with a requirements, to ensuring that each source is kept under control. Radiation sources are used around the world for variose applications, in industries, research, medicine and nuclear issues. Instead planned risk for normal use of those, for orphane sources often at the first stage of early response we have lot of uncertainties: unknown composition of radionuclides, wide activity frames, different construction and question of possible external contamination. Taken into account importance of this issue in the last few years in Latvia the control on custom, borders, scrapt yards control of transit of goods, incl. metals, were reinforced and normative basis is the country were improved. Finding of sources in scrapt metal or metal production/processing facilities become often events. Such sources may be dangerous not only to persons dealing with source, but local environment too, cause releases, contamination of facility and production, extra high costs for monitoring, cleaning up and wide variety of decontamination procedures applying. Prevention of radiological incidents starts from planning of our work, and transparency the whole 'life cycle' of source, from producer to disposal, recorded and verified, as well as notified to the Authorities. Early warning response (24-hours duty) and consultative phone service at Radiation Protection Authority is maintained; guidelines and working procedures within Authority and other Institutions involving were developed and implemented. As a result, Co-60, Cs-137 and Sr-90

  10. Global Green New Deal. Policy Brief

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    2009-03-01

    The 'Global Green New Deal' (GGND) presented here has three broad objectives. It should make a major contribution to reviving the world economy, saving and creating jobs, and protecting vulnerable groups. It should promote sustainable and inclusive growth and the achievement of the MDGs, especially ending extreme poverty by 2015. Also, it must reduce carbon dependency and ecosystem degradation. These are key risks along a path to a sustainable world economy. Our consultations and our commissioned research, summarized here in this Policy Brief, make a strong case for the active 'greening' of proposed fiscal stimulus packages. However, this must also be backed by necessary changes in international and domestic policy architectures, as the current framework is biased in favour of resurrecting an unsustainable 'brown economy'. Our proposals are therefore grouped under three categories - targeted stimulus spending in 2009-10, changes in domestic policies, and changes in international policy architecture. Furthermore, we recognize that many less developed countries do not have the resources of their own and will have to rely on foreign aid and support, both financial and non-financial. We propose that the fiscal stimulus (to be applied over 2009 and 2010) should prioritize energy efficient buildings and investments in sustainable transport and renewable energy. Developing countries should prioritize investment in agricultural productivity measures, freshwater management, and sanitation, as these have demonstrable and exceptional social returns. Domestic policy reforms are recommended to substantially reduce perverse subsidies (eg: fossil fuels) and instead to create positive incentives and appropriate taxes which will encourage a greener economy. Domestic reforms should also address some common issues in land use and urban policy. Integrated management of freshwater would also require some domestic policy changes, and this should be prioritized by developing countries

  11. Teoría del comportamiento planificado e intención de infringir normas de transito en peatones Theory of planned behavior and pedestrians' intention to violate transit rules

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    Full Text Available Desde la teoría del comportamiento planificado, se explora el comportamiento infractor de normas de tránsito en peatones y se prueba una escala de autoreporte acerca de cuán frecuentemente éstos infringen normas de tránsito, cometen errores y tienen lapsus al usar las vías. Participaran 146 habitantes de la ciudad de Santiago de Chile seleccionados intencionalmente, constituyendo un grupo balanceado a por sexo, b con y sin licencia para conducir, c por edad (jóvenes de 17 a 25 años y adultos de 26 y más, y d habiendo tenido y no alguna experiencia de accidente de tránsito, quienes completaron voluntaria y anónimamente un "Cuestionario de opinión sobre el comportamiento peatonal" y una "Escala de Comportamiento Peatonal". La actitud hacia la conducta, la norma subjetiva y el control percibido explican alrededor de un 40% de la varianza en la intención de realizar el comportamiento infractor (R Múltiple= .6266; R2=.3927; F=30.609; Sig.F pBased on the Theory of Planned Behavior, the paper analyzes traffic rules violating behavior in pedestrians, testing a self-report scale that deals with frequency of transit norms violations, error committing and having lapses when using the streets. 146 inhabitants of the city of Santiago were intentionally selected, making up a balanced sample in terms of a genre, b having or not driving license, c age (young, 17-25 years, or adult, 26 years or more, and d with experience of transit accident or not, who voluntarily and anonymously completed a "Questionnaire of opinion about pedestrian behavior" and a "Scale of Pedestrian Behavior". The attitude towards behavior, the subjective norm and the perceived control explain about 40% of the variance of intention to transgress. Pedestrian behavior is also significantly different for young vs. adults for the three variables of the model, demonstrating that the first are more prone to violating behavior, perceive the subjective norm as less inhibiting of

  12. Integrated sign management system : ADOT maintenance group

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    2003-12-01

    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) maintains and manages an inventory of roadway signs. Before the implementation of this project, sign technicians maintained inventory records on individual laptops to track their daily sign maintenance ...

  13. Implementación de norma internacional de inventarios en Colombia

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    Nohora del Pilar Bohórquez Forero

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La implementación de las normas internacionales de información financiera (NIIF en Colombia sigue la tendencia de globalización y armonización de la información contable que permitirá que los estados financieros sean comparables entre países. Dicha comparabilidad es importante, ya que les permite ahorrar tiempo y dinero a las empresas, en cuanto a conversión de estados financieros se refiere. Dentro de las partidas que van a sufrir un cambio importante se encuentra la partida de inventarios. La valuación, costo y presentación de los inventarios se modifican, lo cual tendrá un efecto en los estados financieros, sus indicadores y la determinación de los impuestos de las compañías colombianas. Bajo la nueva normativa contable, no se puede llevar como un mayor valor de inventario los intereses de financiación de los mismos. Esto tiene repercusiones en el Estado de Resultados de las empresas, que deberán llevar como gasto financiero estos rubros pagados, disminuyendo las utilidades de las mismas. Adicionalmente, los inventarios deberán reflejar su valor de mercado. Cuando los inventarios sean superiores al valor de este, se ajustarán reflejando un gasto en el Estado de Resultados, disminuyendo así las utilidades de los entes económicos, y generando incluso quiebras en los casos donde la partida del inventario sea muy significativa y su valor de mercado sea inferior al valor en libros. Los nuevos estándares de contabilidad no permiten la valuación del inventario utilizando el método “últimas en entrar, primeras en salir” (UEPS. Esto tiene como fin el hecho de que no se puedan manipular las utilidades al registrar mayores valores como costo, disminuyendo así las ganancias. Las empresas cuyos inventarios son perecederos deberán tener una optimización de la rotación de inventario para adaptarse a la NIC 2. Ya que la valuación de los inventarios bajo la NIC 2 tendrá efectos importantes sobre las utilidades de las empresas

  14. La obligación de aplicar las normas jurídicas vigentes

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    Peña, Lorenzo

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available To apply a law is a task incumbent on everybody, since it consists in accomplishing such juridical acts as ensue from the norm when certain factual situations are encountered and in fulfilling the apposite material facts. A norm-application is nothing else but drawing practical consequences from the norm plus the existence of such facts as constitute the norm’s antecedent. That operation in incompatible with Kelsen’s normativism, which pronounces norms to be completely separated from facts. Thus, certain legal situations are inconsistent with certain facts. In order for us to understand the rationale of norm applications we need a legal logic entirely different from standard deontic logics.

    Es tarea de todos aplicar una ley, o sea realizar y ejecutar aquellos actos jurídicos y hechos prácticos que desembocan en su cumplimiento o lo constituyen. Se aplica una norma de carácter implicativo cuando, ante la existencia de un supuesto de hecho previsto en ella, se concluye la obligación (o licitud contenida en su consecuencia jurídica, actuándose de conformidad con ello. Eso es incompatible con la separación de lo normativo y lo fáctico, propia del normativismo de Kelsen. Y es que hay situaciones jurídicas que es imposible que se den cuando suceden ciertos hechos. El cambio de paradigma requerido para entender el hecho jurídico pasa por adoptar una lógica jurídica totalmente diferente de la lógica deóntica estándar.

  15. Photonics approach to traffic signs

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    Litwin, Dariusz; Galas, Jacek; CzyŻewski, Adam; Rymsza, Barbara; Kornalewski, Leszek; Kryszczyński, Tadeusz; Mikucki, Jerzy; Wikliński, Piotr; Daszkiewicz, Marek; Malasek, Jacek

    2016-12-01

    The automotive industry has been always a driving force for all economies. Despite of its beneficial meaning to every society it brings also many issues including wide area of road safety. The latter has been enforced by the increasing number of cars and the dynamic development of the traffic as a whole. Road signs and traffic lights are crucial in context of good traffic arrangement and its fluency. Traffic designers are used to treat horizontal road signs independently of vertical signs. However, modern light sources and growing flexibility in shaping optical systems create opportunity to design more advanced and smart solutions. In this paper we present an innovative, multidisciplinary approach that consists in tight interdependence of different traffic signals. We describe new optical systems together with their influence on the perception of the road user. The analysis includes maintenance and visibility in different weather conditions. A special attention has been focused on intersections of complex geometry.

  16. Characteristic CT signs in oligodendrogliomas

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    Marcu, H.; Vonofakos, D.; Hacker, H.

    1980-01-01

    Computed tomography offers valuable aid for improving the diagnostic capabilities for oligodendrogliomas. The authors have attempted to determine more precisely the CT characteristic signs for this type of tumor and to establish criteria for predicting malignancy grade. They can conclude that calcifications are the main signs which lead to the diagnosis of oligodendroglioma, as the most usual calcifying glioma. This finding was known before the CT era, but with the CT one can be more exact with regard to form, growth, number and density of the calcifications and especially the smallest of them, which are not to be seen on the conventional X-ray examination. The cyst formation is another feature of oligodendroglioma. The occurrence of contrast enhancement and cyst formation are the most characteristic signs of malignancy. (C.F.)

  17. Ex-ante evaluation of Green Deals Energy; Ex-ante evaluatie van Green Deals Energie

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    Elzenga, H.; Kruitwagen, S.

    2012-06-15

    An overview is given of the results of a study of the bottlenecks experienced by initiators in the realization of green projects, the solutions for which the Dutch government has chosen, and the role that local authorities play in it. An important research question is to what extent it is likely that Green Deal projects will lead to imitation by others. The research has focused on four themes: Onshore wind energy, Energy production from co- fermentation of manure, Energy conservation of heat in the built environment, and Decentralised electricity generation with solar panels [Dutch] Een overzicht wordt gegeven van de resultaten van een onderzoek naar de knelpunten die initiatiefnemers ervaren bij de realisatie van groene projecten, de oplossingsrichtingen waarvoor de Rijksoverheid heeft gekozen, en de rol die decentrale overheden daarin spelen. Een belangrijke onderzoeksvraag is in hoeverre het aannemelijk is dat Green Deal-projecten zullen leiden tot navolging door anderen. Het onderzoek heeft zich toegespitst op vier thema's: Windenergie op land, Energieproductie uit (co)vergisting van mest, Energiebesparing op warmte in de gebouwde omgeving, en Decentrale elektriciteitsopwekking met zonnepanelen.

  18. Hepatic dimple sign on CT

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    Matsumoto, Kunihiko; Nakajima, Teiichi; Ishikawa, Nobuyoshi; Ebihara, Reiko; Saida, Yukihisa

    1983-06-01

    The ''Dimple sign'' has been coined by Baltaxe et al. in 1974 and was said to be useful angiographic sign of avascular tumor. Similar dimple can be seen in the margin of the liver on CT examination of the hepatic tumors. We called this hepatic dimple sign and its clinical usefulness on CT examination was studied with 133 cases of hepatic tumors. Among 133 cases, there were 68 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma, 57 cases of metastatic liver tumor, 5 cases of hemangioma of the liver and 3 cases of hepatoblastoma. Hepatic dimple sign was recognized on 2 cases of metastatic liver tumor, 1 case of hemangioma, and 1 case of carcinoma of the gallbladder with hepatic infiltration. Cases experienced in the affiliated hospitals were also studied. A case of hepatocellular carcinoma and a case of metastatic liver tumor were evaluated. These tumors were relativly large measuring over 5cm in the greatest diameter and low density areas were apparent on plain CT. Therefore, dimples in the hepatic margin seen in CT scan did not contribute to the diagnostic accuracy of the liver tumor in these cases. (author).

  19. Hepatic dimple sign on CT

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    Matsumoto, Kunihiko; Nakajima, Teiichi; Ishikawa, Nobuyoshi; Ebihara, Reiko; Saida, Yukihisa

    1983-01-01

    The ''Dimple sign'' has been coined by Baltaxe et al. in 1974 and was said to be useful angiographic sign of avascular tumor. Similar dimple can be seen in the margin of the liver on CT examination of the hepatic tumors. We called this hepatic dimple sign and its clinical usefulness on CT examination was studied with 133 cases of hepatic tumors. Among 133 cases, there were 68 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma, 57 cases of metastatic liver tumor, 5 cases of hemangioma of the liver and 3 cases of hepatoblastoma. Hepatic dimple sign was recognized on 2 cases of metastatic liver tumor, 1 case of hemangioma, and 1 case of carcinoma of the gallbladder with hepatic infiltration. Cases experienced in the affiliated hospitals were also studied. A case of hepatocellular carcinoma and a case of metastatic liver tumor were evaluated. These tumors were relativly large measuring over 5cm in the greatest diameter and low density areas were apparent on plain CT. Therefore, dimples in the hepatic margin seen in CT scan did not contribute to the diagnostic accuracy of the liver tumor in these cases. (author)

  20. BOOMERANG SIGN - A CASE REPORT

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Boomerang sign is a transient abnormality at the level of splenium of corpus callosum in MRI seen in various conditions.[1-2] We do here report a case of malaria, which presented with the above findings. The transient appearance of such findings need not need any aggressive management, other than managing the underlying cause.

  1. Sign Languages of the World

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    This handbook provides information on some 38 sign languages, including basic facts about each of the languages, structural aspects, history and culture of the Deaf communities, and history of research. The papers are all original, and each has been specifically written for the volume by an expert...

  2. Vital Signs - Child Passenger Safety

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    This podcast is based on the February 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Over the past 10 years, more than 9,000 children 12 and under died in motor vehicle crashes, and a third who died in 2011 weren't buckled up. Buckling up is the best way to reduce injuries and save lives.

  3. Laryngopyocele: signs on computed tomography

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    Nazaroglu, Hasan E-mail: hnazarog@dicle.edu.tr; Oezates, Mustafa; Uyar, Asur; Deger, Emin; Simsek, Masum

    2000-01-01

    A laryngocele is an air-filled dilation of the saccule of the larynx. An infected laryngocele is called a laryngopyocele. Our experience with a case of laryngopyocele with signs on computed tomography before and after antibiotic therapy is presented since laryngopyocele is more unusual.

  4. Laryngopyocele: signs on computed tomography

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    Nazaroglu, Hasan; Oezates, Mustafa; Uyar, Asur; Deger, Emin; Simsek, Masum

    2000-01-01

    A laryngocele is an air-filled dilation of the saccule of the larynx. An infected laryngocele is called a laryngopyocele. Our experience with a case of laryngopyocele with signs on computed tomography before and after antibiotic therapy is presented since laryngopyocele is more unusual

  5. Transgenerismos, una aproximación de etnografía extrema: entrevista a Norma Mejía Transgenerismos, una aproximación de etnografía extrema: entrevista a Norma Mejía

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    RAQUEL Osborne

    2009-01-01

    En formato de entrevista, se presentan aquí los ejes principales que atraviesan la vida-reflexiones-tesis de la doctora en antropología social y transexual operada Norma Mejía. Mejía narra y analiza lo que ha visto y lo que ha vivido a través del prisma de la etnografía extrema, en la cual se funden el objeto y el sujeto, la visión etic y la emic, y la persona que observa forma parte del grupo observado. La peculiaridad de su caso es el fuerte contenido autobiográfico de su discurso, que conv...

  6. Readecuación del laboratorío para análisis de materiales metalicos bajo la norma de calidad ISO 17025 y elaboración del manual de procedimientos basados en norma astm

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    Padilla Paredes, Carlos; Paredes V., Cecilia

    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo se fundamenta en la propuesta de un proyecto que consiste en desarrollar la readecuación del Laboratorio de Materiales - Área de Ensayos Metalográficos de la FIMCP bajo lineamientos de la norma ISO 17025. Para esto, se realizará una descripción clara del manejo y las características de cada uno de los equipos e instrumentos a utilizarse en el mencionado laboratorio, el cual nos permitirá complementar de manera práctica tanto la parte didáctica el estudio de los materiales ...

  7. 13 CFR 305.12 - Project sign.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Project sign. 305.12 Section 305... WORKS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS Requirements for Approved Projects § 305.12 Project sign. The... the construction period of a sign or signs at a conspicuous place at the Project site indicating that...

  8. Eye Gaze in Creative Sign Language

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    Kaneko, Michiko; Mesch, Johanna

    2013-01-01

    This article discusses the role of eye gaze in creative sign language. Because eye gaze conveys various types of linguistic and poetic information, it is an intrinsic part of sign language linguistics in general and of creative signing in particular. We discuss various functions of eye gaze in poetic signing and propose a classification of gaze…

  9. Numeral Incorporation in Japanese Sign Language

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    Ktejik, Mish

    2013-01-01

    This article explores the morphological process of numeral incorporation in Japanese Sign Language. Numeral incorporation is defined and the available research on numeral incorporation in signed language is discussed. The numeral signs in Japanese Sign Language are then introduced and followed by an explanation of the numeral morphemes which are…

  10. El numeral 8 de la norma y la mejora continua en las empresas de Ibagué

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    Mario Enrique Uribe Macías

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El proyecto de investigación se realizó a partir de la aplicación de un cuestionario estructurado, diseñado con base en la Norma ISO 9004, a siete empresas que habían sido certificadas, siendo una muestra definida por conveniencia. El artículo presenta los resultados del análisis de la aplicación del numeral 8 de la norma “Medición, análisis y mejora”, resaltándose dos grandes conclusiones: el alto grado de autoapreciación que las empresas tienen de su gestión del Sistema de calidad y la aplicación, desarrollo y demostración de las acciones que ellas adelantan se enfocan a mejorar la eficacia de sus sistemas de calidad y a fortalecer su cultura de calidad.Palabras clave: Calidad; Mejora continua; Numeral 8 Norma ISO. Standard ítem 8 and continue improvement in enterprises from IbagueAbstractThe research project was developed by a structured questionnaire application, designed ISO 9004 based-on, to seven certified enterprises that formed a sample chosen by convenience method. This paper presents the results of application of Standard numeral 8. Measuring, analysis and improve behavior analysis, emphasizing two great conclusions: the self-appreciation high level enterprises have about theirs Quality system management, and the application, development and demonstration about the actions they do are focused to improve their  quality systems efficacy and to strengthen their quality culture.Keywords: Quality; Continue improving; Standard ISO numeral 8.

  11. TEORIA INSTITUCIONAL: ADERÊNCIA ÀS NORMAS DE RH EM AGÊNCIAS BANCÁRIAS

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    Jean Carlos de Oliveira João

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa procura investigar, com base na teoria institucional, a aderência dos gestores às normas e políticas de recursos humanos (RH de três agências de um banco comercial brasileiro e identificar se esta aderência está relacionada à produtividade da organização. Para isto, obedeceu aos seguintes procedimentos metodológicos: entrevistou cada um dos três gestores, em profundidade, analisando os dados pela técnica de seleção das unidades de significado, preconizadas por Bardin (1971, e validou estas respostas aplicando questionários a quatro subordinados, a cada gestor. Aos dados coletados foram aplicados a técnica de análise dos conjuntos aproximativos, estabelecida pelo software estatístico LHStat de Loesch e Hoeltgebaum (2005. Os resultados demonstraram que o gestor 1 obteve o menor índice de produtividade inferindo que o pressuposto de pesquisa (quanto menor a aderência às normas, menor a produtividade se confirma. O gestor 2 e 3 foram considerados aderentes às normas da instituição e esta aderência interferiu positivamente na produtividade de suas agências. Salienta-se, no entanto, que o gestor 3 alcançou significativa superioridade nos resultados de produtividade, apontados como decorrentes de sua estratégia administrativa de “encurtar” caminhos burocráticos para negociações com clientes, por meio de autorizações, sem desrespeitar as regras do banco. Por conseguinte, estabelece-se a necessidade de investigação destes entraves burocráticos, sua influência sobre a produtividade e estudos que, direcionados à vertente cognitiva da teoria institucional, estabeleçam olhares investigativos sobre os perfis dos gestores pesquisados.

  12. A compreensão do ethos diante de normas morais e religiosas

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    João Nogueira Pereira

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available O enfoque principal deste artigo é a relação da ética com a vivência e a prática religiosas. A presença de uma ética não se restringe ao vasto campo da tradição semítica ou religiões proféticas, mas se entende também às raízes da religiosidade mística e sapiencial. O texto tem como um dos principais objetivos aprofundar a compreensão dessa relação, seja nos códigos e normas das diversas religiões, como também na prática religiosa das comunidades. A ética ocupa um lugar fundamental como ciência do ethos. Fazem parte ainda desse estudo algumas distinções terminológicas e semânticas dos termos ética e moral. Dentro do universo religioso, o lugar fundamental da ética será pesquisado através da racionalidade dos valores morais das principais religiões do planeta.Palavras-chave: Filosofia; Ética; Moral; Religião; Antropologia.ABSTRACTThis article focuses on the relation between ethics and religious practice and experience. The presence of ethics is not restricted to the wide scope of Semitic tradition or prophetic religions, but reaches the roots of mystical and sapient religiosity. The text aims at understanding that relation in depth, in what concerns the codes and norms of various religions, as well as the religious practice of communities. Ethics plays a fundamental role as a science of ethos. The article also comprises some terminological and semantic distinctions between the terms ‘ethics’ and ‘morals’. Within the religious universe, the fundamental place of ethics is investigated through the rationality of moral values of the main world religions.Key words: Philosophy; Ethics; Morals; Religion; Anthropology.

  13. Do Gender and Personality Traits Influence Awareness of Deal Sites?

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    Sudzina, Frantisek

    2015-01-01

    Deal sites exist for a decade now but there are still some people who have not heard about them. The research pre-sented in the paper investigates if gender and personality traits influence awareness of deal sites. Big Five Inventory-10 is used to measure personality traits. The findings...... are that gender does not influence awareness, and neuroticism is the most significant personality trait influencing awareness of deal sites - the more neurotic the person is, the higher is the probability that he or she has never heard of deal sites....

  14. VALOR RAZONABLE: UN MODELO DE VALORACIÓN INCORPORADO EN LAS NORMAS INTERNACIONALES DE INFORMACIÓN FINANCIERA

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    Berta Silva Palavecinos

    2011-01-01

    El concepto de Valor Razonable, traducción del inglés de la expresión Fair Value, que aparece desde hace varias décadas en la literatura contable anglosajona, ha cobrado relevancia cuando el International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) lo incorporó como un modelo de valoración en las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera. Sin embargo, el significado, la oportunidad en que se usa, cómo se determina, el efecto que genera en el patrimonio de la empresa, además de otros aspectos sig...

  15. Cálculo de elementos de vidrio en edificación: propuesta de norma española

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    Fernández Canteli, A.

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports on a probabilistic model for design of glass plates and the procedure to determine the allowable load of specified types of glass, as a proposal for a new Spanish code for structural glass. After the experimental material characterization, the design model, implemented in the Windesign software, allows the user to calculate either the probability of failure of a monolithic glass plate for a given dimensions and specific loading, or to determine the plate thickness needed to withstand a known loading for a given probability of failure. Moreover, a comparative analysis among the results obtained by the model proposed here and the current foreign glass design standards, such as the American ASTM E 1300-02, the Italian UNI 7143-72, the French NFP 78-201-1 and the New Zealander NZS 4223 is presented.

    El presente artículo describe un modelo probabilístico de cálculo de placas de vidrio y el procedimiento que permite la determinación de la carga admisible en determinados tipos de vidrio, como propuesta de una nueva norma española de vidrio estructural. Una vez caracterizado el material, el modelo, implementado en el programa Windesign, permite el cálculo de la probabilidad de fallo para una placa de vidrio monolítico de dimensiones dadas sometida a una determinada carga, o en su caso, la determinación del espesor de placa capaz de resistir una carga conocida para una probabilidad de fallo dada. Asimismo se presenta un estudio comparativo entre los resultados obtenidos para el modelo aquí propuesto y varias normas extranjeras de vidrio, tales como la norma americana ASTM E 1300-02, la italiana UNI 7143-72, la francesa NFP 78-201-1 y la neozelandesa NZS 4223. Palabras clave: Vidrio estructural; Modelo probabilística; Mecánica de fractura; Norma de cálculo.

  16. Necesidad de legislar como contravenciones, las violaciones de normas de bioseguridad e higiene y epidemiología hospitalaria

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    Betancourt Doimeadios, Juan Eusebio; Lores Hernández, Luis Enrique; Calzadilla Castillo, Wilmar; Cruz Ávila, Geanela; Marrero Pastor, Alberto

    2014-01-01

    Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica con el objetivo de profundizar conocimientos relacionados con la bioseguridad, las infecciones asociadas a la asistencia sanitaria y la epidemiología hospitalaria. La revisión contempló normas, programas y artículos afines a estos temas y la legislación vigente relacionada con la imposición de multas por contravenciones personales en materia de higiene. Se analizaron las violaciones que con mayor frecuencia se observan en la prestación de la asistencia y ...

  17. Adopción de las Normas Internacionales de Auditoría en España

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    PUIG PORTERO, IRENE

    2014-01-01

    El objeto del trabajo fin de carrera propuesto es realizar un recorrido por el proceso de adaptación de la normativa internacional en el contexto nacional, así como el análisis de los principales cambios e implicaciones que esta adaptación conlleva. Tal y como publica la resolución del Instituto de Contabilidad y Auditoría de Cuentas de 31 de enero de 2013, a dicha fecha se sometieron a información pública las nuevas Normas Técnicas de Auditoría, como resultado de la adaptación de las Norm...

  18. Estudio del sistema de protección contra incendio de una planta de hidrocarburos de acuerdo a normas internacionales

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    Huarcaya Becerra, Hernan; Huarcaya Becerra, Hernan

    2001-01-01

    Dentro del marco de adecuar las instalaciones a una condición segura, dentro de las normas internacionales y mejorar la confiabilidad de las Instalaciones TRANSREDES S.A., se ha identificado la necesidad de instalar el sistema de contra incendio en las instalaciones de bombeo y compresión Para llegar a este punto se ha realizado previamente un análisis de riesgo y una ingeniería básica asociada que incluye el diseño básico conceptual, las mejoras a implementar, recomendacion...

  19. Valuación de Bienes de Uso en el Marco de las Nuevas Normas Contables Profesionales

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    Beatriz Brozzú

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Respecto a la valuación de los Bienes de Uso el abandono de los valores corrientes, reemplazado por valores históricos, sacrifica los requisitos de aproximación a la realidad, verificabilidad y confiabilidad de la información. Al mismo tiempo, se contradice con Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad (IAS hacia las que supuestamente buscaba armonizar, ya que éstas (IAS 16 admiten revalorizaciones y desvalorizaciones, con énfasis en mostrar, en todo momento, el fair value de los Bienes de Uso.

  20. Factibilidad de la norma ISO 50 001 en el Central Hidroléctrica "Carlos Mora Carrión"

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    Cuenca Mendieta, Stalin Eduardo

    2013-01-01

    ISO 50001 es una nueva norma estandarizada para implementar un SGEn (Sistema de Gestión Energético), especifica requisitos para que una organización establezca, implemente, mantenga y mejore un SGEn, habilitando a dicha organización, sistemáticamente, a conseguir un mejoramiento continuo de su rendimiento energético y lograr el uso eficiente de energía, mejorando su productividad, competitividad y reducción de emisiones de CO2. La CCMC (Central Carlos Mora Carrión) es susceptible de evalu...

  1. La pena en las consuetas indianas. Los concilios y la redacción de esas normas

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    Martinez, Ana Maria

    2015-01-01

    Las consuetas pertenecen al Derecho Canónico particular, por tratarse de normas que organizan el funcionamiento del Cabildo Eclesiástico en cada catedral, las que fueron reformuladas por diferentes obispos de acuerdo a las circunstancias locales. En el período colonial en América, tiempo y espacio al cual se ajusta este trabajo, su incumplimiento estuvo penado de diferentes maneras según el lugar y la época. La calidad de estas penas fue esencialmente correctiva y de efecto económico más que ...

  2. Norma Arrostito. Mujer política. Su construcción subjetiva desde la militancia Montonera

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    Leandro Diego Basanta Crespo

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1807-1384.2013v10n1p89 O artículo aborda la experiencia de la militancia política de Norma Arrostito, desde donde se visualizan conflictos y problemáticas entre sus aspectos personales y la organización política Montoneros. La relevancia de este estudio surgió en pensar a Norma Arrostito como uno de los muchos capítulos relegados de la vida política de los años setenta. Siendo un personaje mítico y paradójico, sentí necesario lograr una comprensión de su figura y su militancia en esos años. Desde este punto se tomó en cuenta para el análisis: la construcción de su figura en la militancia política, su participación en la organización Montoneros, los límites que la organización Político-Militar le impone y el entrelazamiento de todos estos temas con su condición de mujer, la violencia y el contexto político de los años 70´. El período de análisis de mi trabajo fue desde la aparición pública de Norma Arrostito por el secuestro de Aramburu (29 de mayo de 1970 hasta su detención (2 de diciembre de 1976. Su progresiva marginación de la conducción nacional ¿Se fundamenta en cuestiones propias de su personalidad o bien, ella es una expresión más de las desigualdades entre los géneros dentro de la organización Montoneros?  La imposibilidad de torcer las decisiones de la organización Montoneros tal vez hicieron a Norma Arrostito presa de un destino que desde algún punto eligió, sin olvidarse que cualquier ser humano es el producto de sus prácticas sociales. Y partiendo de esta última afirmación, la subordinación femenina estuvo siempre presente.

  3. United States and Spain sign energy R and D agreement

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    Anon.

    1986-01-01

    In two memoranda signed June 6, 1986, the United States Department of Energy and two Spanish governmental agencies have agreed to conduct cooperative energy research and development projects. These five-year bilateral agreements mark the first formal cooperative energy efforts between the two countries. Areas of cooperation in one memorandum between the DOE and the Spanish Junta de Energia Nuclear are as follows: nuclear energy (including nuclear safety technology), radioactive waste management, renewable energy (including biomass), and coal and gas technologies. The second memorandum, signed by the DOE and the Spanish Instituto Geologico y Minero, deals solely with coal gasification and geothermal energy technologies. No specific projects or development efforts are discussed in the memoranda. Rather, the terms for exchanges of personnel, technology conferences, establishment of projects, etc. are more to outline areas to possible future cooperation

  4. Magnetic field control of 90 Degree-Sign , 180 Degree-Sign , and 360 Degree-Sign domain wall resistance

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    Majidi, Roya, E-mail: royamajidi@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Lavizan, 16788-15811 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-10-01

    In the present work, we have compared the resistance of the 90 Degree-Sign , 180 Degree-Sign , and 360 Degree-Sign domain walls in the presence of external magnetic field. The calculations are based on the Boltzmann transport equation within the relaxation time approximation. One-dimensional Neel-type domain walls between two domains whose magnetization differs by angle of 90 Degree-Sign , 180 Degree-Sign , and 360 Degree-Sign are considered. The results indicate that the resistance of the 360 Degree-Sign DW is more considerable than that of the 90 Degree-Sign and 180 Degree-Sign DWs. It is also found that the domain wall resistance can be controlled by applying transverse magnetic field. Increasing the strength of the external magnetic field enhances the domain wall resistance. In providing spintronic devices based on magnetic nanomaterials, considering and controlling the effect of domain wall on resistivity are essential.

  5. The city as a sign

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    Kharlamov, Nikita

    2012-01-01

    . This question is tackled through Jaan Valsiner’s notions of semiotic mediation and regulation. I specifically focus on spatial signs that humans use to regulate the meaning-making process that creates as meaningful what Georges Perec called species of spaces, such as towns and cities. “The city,” from...... this standpoint, becomes one of the most important signs that mediate and regulate our experience of environments we inhabit. I discuss a number of theoretical and methodological directions in which this framework could be further developed to revive the urban, or settlement, psychology, which failed to develop...... Werner, and Bernard Kaplan, and developed as cultural-developmental approach by Jaan Valsiner, the proposed framework centers on the experience of individual organismic relating to spatial environment. I draw on the work of Manuel Castells, Edward Soja, and Yi-Fu Tuan to conceptualize the emergence...

  6. Tension pneumocephalus: Mount Fuji sign

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    Pulastya Sanyal

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A 13-year-old male was operated for a space occupying lesion in the brain. A noncontrast computed tomography scan done in the late postoperative period showed massive subdural air collection causing compression of bilateral frontal lobes with widening of interhemispheric fissure and the frontal lobes acquiring a peak like configuration - causing tension pneumocephalus-"Mount Fuji sign." Tension pneumocephalus occurs when air enters the extradural or intradural spaces in sufficient volume to exert a mass or pressure effect on the brain, leading to brain herniation. Tension pneumocephalus is a surgical emergency, which needs immediate intervention in the form of decompression of the cranial cavity by a burr hole or needle aspiration. The Mount Fuji sign differentiates tension pneumocephalus from pneumocephalus.

  7. El proyecto de normas sobre los aspectos contables de las sociedades cooperativas, y sus repercusiones fiscales

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    Sergio Marí Vidal

    2003-01-01

    Bearing in mind the specific nature of co-operative societies, the Accounting and Auditing Institute (ICAC) has drawn up Draft Rules on co-operative accounting. After briefly running through the main new aspects these show versus National Accounting Plan (PGC) regulations we analyse the fiscal repercussions resulting from their application. On this subject the paper deals with the effect on calculation and accounting of corporate tax held by the accounting treatment proposed for remuneration ...

  8. La norma e la libertà: la sfida etica di Paul Ricoeur

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    Furia, Paolo

    2015-01-01

    This paper deals with the relation between freedom and norm in the practical philosophy of Paul Ricoeur, taking into account especially the “Little Ethics” that covers Studies VII, VIII, IX of Oneself as Another. Although Ricoeur states the priority of ethics over moral, playing the quest for good and happiness off against deontological morality of duty, it soon appears clear that the norm is necessarily implied by the development of ethics itself. No actual freedom can exist without norm; bu...

  9. Vital Signs-Secondhand Smoke

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    2015-02-03

    This podcast is based on the February 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. Secondhand smoke kills more than 400 infants and 41,000 adult nonsmokers every year. Learn what can be done to prevent secondhand smoke exposure.  Created: 2/3/2015 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 2/3/2015.

  10. Signed Networks in Social Media

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    Leskovec, Jure; Huttenlocher, Daniel; Kleinberg, Jon

    2010-01-01

    Relations between users on social media sites often reflect a mixture of positive (friendly) and negative (antagonistic) interactions. In contrast to the bulk of research on social networks that has focused almost exclusively on positive interpretations of links between people, we study how the interplay between positive and negative relationships affects the structure of on-line social networks. We connect our analyses to theories of signed networks from social psychology. We find that the c...

  11. Vital Signs - Child Passenger Safety

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    2014-02-04

    This podcast is based on the February 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Over the past 10 years, more than 9,000 children 12 and under died in motor vehicle crashes, and a third who died in 2011 weren't buckled up. Buckling up is the best way to reduce injuries and save lives.  Created: 2/4/2014 by National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).   Date Released: 2/4/2014.

  12. CERN single sign on solution

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    Ormancey, E

    2008-01-01

    The need for Single Sign On has always been restricted by the absence of cross platform solutions: a single sign on working only on one platform or technology is nearly useless. The recent improvements in Web Services Federation (WS-Federation) standard enabling federation of identity, attribute, authentication and authorization information can now provide real extended Single Sign On solutions. Various solutions have been investigated at CERN and now, a Web SSO solution using some parts of WS-Federation technology is available. Using the Shibboleth Service Provider module for Apache hosted web sites and Microsoft ADFS as the identity provider linked to Active Directory user, users can now authenticate on any web application using a single authentication platform, providing identity, user information (building, phone...) as well as group membership enabling authorization possibilities. A typical scenario: a CERN user can now authenticate on a Linux/Apache website using Windows Integrated credentials, and his Active Directory group membership can be checked before allowing access to a specific web page

  13. Cutting through Red Tape: Strategies for Dealing with Bureaucrats.

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    Neugebauer, Roger

    1994-01-01

    This article discusses the characteristics of bureaucratic organizations and bureaucrats, focusing on how these attributes affect day-care centers that must deal with bureaucracies. Outlined are several strategies for dealing with the types of bureaucrats that child care directors are likely to encounter. (MDM)

  14. Do Gender and Personality Traits Influence Use of Deal Sites?

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    Sudzina, Frantisek

    2015-01-01

    Deal sites became widespread, there are numerous both international and local players in the market. The research presented in the paper investigates if gender and personality traits influence use (versus non-use) of deal sites. Big Five Inventory-10 is used to measure personality traits...

  15. University Deals with Drug Companies Raise Concerns over Autonomy, Secrecy.

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    Nicklin, Julie L.

    1993-01-01

    The large, exclusive research deal the Scripps Research Institute (California) made with one drug company has drawn criticism for conflict of interest. Critics fear researchers will focus more on marketing than on pure science and will protect corporate interests. Much of the deal-making is with foreign companies, sending profits overseas. (MSE)

  16. Governance capabilities for dealing wisely with wicked problems

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    Termeer, C.J.A.M.; Dewulf, A.; Breeman, G.E.; Stiller, S.J.

    2015-01-01

    This article explores an integrative approach for dealing with wicked problems. Wicked problems not only require alternative action strategies but also alternative ways of observing and enabling. Four governance capabilities are essential: (a) reflexivity, or the capability to deal with multiple

  17. The Oregon Shootings: Dealing with the Ethical Issues.

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    Smith, Saylor; Godbold, Jim; Carter, Paul

    1999-01-01

    Presents three short articles dealing with ethical issues facing the Thornton High School (Oregon) newspaper staff as they dealt with the aftermath of an incident in which an armed student allegedly entered the school cafeteria and began shooting. Discusses how the local newspaper covered the tragedy, and policies on dealing with reporting of…

  18. How to deal with the annoying Hot Spots in FEA

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    Svenninggaard, Jon

    2017-01-01

    How do we deal with the annoying ”Hot Spots” in our solid structure Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and how do we justify the stresses in those areas?......How do we deal with the annoying ”Hot Spots” in our solid structure Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and how do we justify the stresses in those areas?...

  19. An inventory of the first round of Green Deals

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    Wetzels, W.; Hekkenberg, M.; Daniels, B.W.; Ybema, J.R.

    2012-01-01

    By means of the Green Deal, the Dutch government aims to accelerate the sustainability of the economy by supporting initiatives in the field of energy, water, feedstocks and mobility. Businesses, organizations and authorities have submitted over 200 proposals, of which 59 have been selected and elaborated into Green Deals. A previous note has mapped the additional effects of the Green Deals on the share of renewable energy and the emission of non-ETS greenhouse gases. This note addressed questions such as: Which positive effects may occur?; Do the Green Deals lead to additional activities?; Can the results be scaled up?; Can the effects be measured?; Which effects can be observed for renewable energy and emissions in 2020? The note subsequently discusses in which ways the positive effects of the Green Deals could be enhanced. [nl

  20. Las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera: historia, impacto y nuevos retos de la IASB

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    Nadia Ugalde Binda

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La internacionalización de las transacciones comerciales de la postguerra, la expansión empresarial a través de fusiones y adquisiciones así como el interés de abarcar carteras de inversiones más diversificadas, obligan a los organismos a redactar estándares contables uniformes en todos los países que permitan la comparabilidad de la información financiera para estas nuevas “compañías multinacionales” (Zeff, 2012. Así surge en 1973 la IASC, con sede en Londres como un primer intento de establecer los estándares básicos internacionales llamados Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad. En este artículo se hace un recorrido histórico de las instituciones involucradas en la formulación de estas normas, las implicaciones que su aplicación ha tenido sobre los estados financieros, cómo algunos países han hecho adaptaciones a las mismas y cuáles son los principales retos que la IASB debe afrontar en el futuro.

  1. Declaraciones del Comité Internacional de Directores de Revistas Médicas anexas a las normas de Vancouver

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    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available Estas declaraciones, emitidas por el Comité de Directores de Revistas Médicas como publicación anexa a las normas de Vancouver, abarcan temas relacionados con algunos aspectos legales, éticos y prácticos de la publicación de trabajos de investigación, y de los comentarios que estos suscitan, en revistas biomédicas. Partiendo de la definición de lo que constituye una revista sometida a arbitraje científico, se describen las funciones de los propietarios y directores de revistas y de los miembros de una junta editorial y se establecen normas de conducta en casos de conflictos de intereses, retractaciones o correcciones, fraude y violaciones de la confidencialidad. Por último se exploran, entre otros temas, los problemas que encierra la divulgación de los resultados de investigaciones por los medios de comunicación de masas, la inclusión de material propagandístico en la revista y la aceptación simultánea de manuscritos cuyos autores llegan a conclusiones divergentes sobre los resultados de una misma investigación.

  2. Miradas fragmentarias: sobre los desnudos en la obra fotográfica de Norma Patiño

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    Raymundo Mier

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Este texto (en realidad un conjunto de breves textos pretende una aproximación a las fotografías de Norma Patiño a partir de la conjunción de tres puntos de vista: una reflexión sobre el objeto y el acto fotográficos, una reflexión sobre la condición significativa de mirada y sus límites en la aprehensión del cuerpo con el espectro de sus sentidos, y una reflexión sobre los sentidos de la experiencia corporal y la desnudez en el dominio del erotismo. Las diversas series fotográficas de Norma Patiño, que exploran por distintas vías estas tres esferas de la significación del cuerpo y la fuerza icónica de imagen fotográfica, emplean y recrean una vastedad de recursos estéticos en la tradición los desnudos fotográficos, pero también hacen visibles sus límites, sus fracturas, hace patente las tensiones a la deriva en la aprehensión de la corporalidad y en las aporías de la representación del cuerpo y del juego de la transgresión.

  3. Convergencia de normas contables internacionales entre México y Estados Unidos: evidencia empírica

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    Sergio Demetrio Polo Jiménez

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es examinar si la adaptación de la normativa contable mexicana a las IFRS ha convertido los principios mexicanos en unas normas de mayor calidad, incrementando su comparabilidad con los US GAAP y reduciendo la manipulación de los resultados. A su vez, nos cuestionamos, de acuerdo con la Teoría de la Agencia, si las diferencias entre las variables contables calculadas bajo la normativa mexicana y americana pueden ser debidas a la interpretación oportunista de los estándares mexicanos por los managers más que a las diferencias en la normativa contable de ambos países. Los resultados sugieren que los esfuerzos para converger las normas contables han incrementado la comparabilidad del resultado contable, si bien esta convergencia se debe también al uso oportunista de la elección de los métodos contables en función de la distinta coyuntura económica.

  4. Mulheres e a qualidade de vida: duas normas ou uma? Women and the quality of life: two norms or one?

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    Julia Annas

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo trata da questão de como podemos avaliar as injustiças suscitadas pela existência de duas normas sociais distintas para a vida de homens e mulheres. Argumenta-se que essas injustiças tornam-se mais visíveis quando se confronta essa diferenciação tal como existe em sociedades de tipo "liberal" comn o modo como se apresenta em sociedades "tradicionais". Essa comparação pode revelar o papel que o apelo a uma noção de natureza humana pode desempenhar na crítica às injustiças de gênero, diversamenter do que sustentam as feministas que aderem ao relativismo cultural ou moral.How to evaluate the injustices arising from the existence of two distinct social normas for the lifes of men and women? The author argues that these injustices become more visible when the way this distinction appears in a "liberal" society is compared with the way it manifests itself in a "traditional" society. This comparison can reveal the role which an appeal to an human nature may play in the criticism of gender injustices, in opposition to the views of feminists who adhere to cultural or moral relativism.

  5. The Norm NOM-008-ENER-2001 offers an important saving option; La Norma NOM-008-ENER-2001 ofrece una importante opcion de ahorro

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    Lalana, Emiliano Ramiro [Fideicomiso para el Ahorro de la Energia Electrica (Mexico)

    2006-01-15

    The Norm NOM-008-ENER-2001 no longer commands the efficient handling of energy from functional equipment or apparatuses but from a well planned architectural design that allows diminishing the energy use for cooling purposes, consequently this Norm refers to the conduction and radiation principles regulating the heat gain through the cover portions of a building. The Norm defines a reference theoretical building that will dictate the propitious heat gain for the projected buildings. Here the functioning logic of the Norm in respect to both principles is mathematically explained as well as an application example is developed considering the calculations made for the Norm's reference building and for the projected one, the final revision of the fulfillment of the norm, proposals of solutions and the conclusions. [Spanish] La Norma NOM-008-ENER-2001 comanda el manejo eficiente de energia electrica ya no a partir de equipos o aparatos funcionales sino a partir de un bien planeado diseno arquitectonico que permita disminuir el uso de energia para fines de enfriamiento. Por ende, esta norma se refiere a los principios de conduccion y radiacion regulando la ganancia de calor a traves de la envolvente y porciones de un edificio. La Norma define un edificio teorico de referencia que dictara la ganancia de calor propicia para los edificios proyectados. Aqui se explica matematicamente la logica de funcionamiento de la Norma respecto a ambos principios asi como se desarrolla un ejemplo de aplicacion que considera los calculos realizados para el edificio de referencia de la Norma y para el proyectado, la revision final del cumplimiento de la Norma, propuestas de solucion y conclusiones.

  6. The energy efficiency standards in Mexico; Las normas de eficiencia energetica en Mexico

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    Pulido, Ybo [Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    The Ley Federal sobre Metrologia y Normalizacion (Federal Law on Metrology and Standardization) that is in force since July 16, 1992, establishes that it corresponds to the agencies of the federal public administration, in its scope of competition, to constitute the National Consultative Committees of Standardization (CCNN) to issue Mexican Official Standards (NOM) on products, systems, processes, methods, facilities, services or activities, as well as to certify, verify and inspect its fulfillment. The NOM are of compulsory application because they have as finality the establishing of the characteristics and/or specifications, criteria and procedures that allow to protect and to promote the improvement of the environment and of the ecosystems, as well as the preservation of the natural resources. The Secretariat of Energy issues the NOM on energy efficiency, which are formulated by the National Consultative Committee of Standardization for the Preservation and Rational Use of Energy Resources (CCNNPURRE), which is presided over by the General Director of CONAE. The standardization of Energy Efficiency in Mexico has allowed savings, in the consumption of electrical and thermal energy, estimated for 2001 of 7,700 GWh and an avoided electrical power of 1 270 MW, which locates it as an important measure in the achievement of the objectives of the CONAE-CCNNPURRE, to conceive and to promote strategies and guidelines of action relative to the saving and efficient and rational use of the energy and as a consequence the preservation of the nonrenewable natural resources. [Spanish] La Ley Federal sobre Metrologia y Normalizacion que esta en vigor desde el 16 de julio de 1992, establece que corresponde a las dependencias de la administracion publica federal, en su ambito de competencia, constituir los Comites Consultivos Nacionales de Normalizacion (CCNN) para expedir Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOM) sobre productos, sistemas, procesos, metodos, instalaciones, servicios o

  7. Proyección de la Norma Terminológica Internacional ISO 29383 en el contexto de las exportaciones colombianas

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    Juan Carlos Díaz Vásquez

    2010-01-01

    Objetivo: el presente artículo se propone exponer la aplicabilidad de la Norma Terminológica Internacional ISO 29383, y su influencia positiva, en el contexto de las exportaciones en Colombia. Por otro lado, busca mostrar parte del trabajo desarrollado en la tesis ''Aplicación de normas terminológicas internacionales en el sector exportador colombiano'', presentada en la Universidad de Viena, Austria. La sección que se expone en este artículo hace parte igualmente del trabajo al interior del ...

  8. La conversión de estados financieros a moneda extranjera en el marco de las normas internacionales de información financiera

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    Villanueva González, Félix Martín

    2016-01-01

    Tanto el Consejo de Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera como el Consejo de Normas de Contabilidad Financiera de los Estados Unidos de América, han desarrollado metodologías de aceptación general para la conversión de estados financieros en moneda extranjera a partir de información financiera elaborada en una moneda diferente a la de presentación. La presente tesis se propuso demostrar que esas metodologías utilizadas para la conversión de estados financieros a moneda extranjera n...

  9. Adopción de las normas internacionales de información financiera (NIIF) en una empresa colombiana: lecciones aprendidas

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    Lucumí Córdoba, María del Socorro; Pérez Jaramillo, Viviana

    2010-01-01

    Tesis (Maestría en Administración con énfasis en Finanzas). Universidad Icesi, 2010 El objetivo general del presente trabajo consiste en investigar, hacer un análisis y describir el proceso de adopción de normas internacionales por parte del grupo empresarial Bavaria S.A. Para cumplir con este propósito se plantearon los siguientes objetivos específicos: - Investigar bibliográficamente acerca de las normas internacionales de información financiera. - Investigar en la empr...

  10. Elaboración del plan de implementación de la norma ISO/IEC 27001:2005 en una empresa del sector reail

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    Jácome Lobo, Andrés Augusto

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se surten todas las etapas necesarias para establecer un sistema de gestión de seguridad de la información (SGSI) basado en la norma ISO 27001:2005 en una empresa del sector retail de gran tamaño. En aquest treball es proveeixen totes les etapes necessàries per establir un sistema de gestió de seguretat de la informació (SGSI) basat en la norma ISO 27001:2005 en una empresa del sector retail de grans dimensions. Master thesis for the ICT Security management program.

  11. Guía de implantación de un SGSI basado en la norma UNE-ISO/IEC 27001

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    Muñoz Martín, Manuel

    2015-01-01

    Guía para el análisis, desarrollo e implantación de un sistema de gestión de la seguridad de la información basado en la norma ISO 27001 en una empresa tecnológica. Guia per a l'anàlisi, desenvolupament i implantació d'un sistema de gestió de la seguretat de la informació basat en la norma ISO 27001 en una empresa tecnològica. Bachelor thesis for the Computer Science program.

  12. Efectos sobre los estados financieros de la aplicación de la norma internacional de contabilidad Nº 12 "Impuesto sobre la ganancias"

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    Giraldo Gómez, Carlos Mario

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo: NIC 12 (Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad), “Impuesto a las ganancias e impuesto diferido”, parte integral de las NIIF (Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera), es identificar algunos aspectos especiales que se reflejarán en los estados financieros de las empresas en relación con el manejo del impuesto diferido -- Lo anterior originado en las diferencias que se darán al comparar la información contable con la información fiscal, y que de una ma...

  13. Propuesta de un sistema de gestión ambiental basado en la norma ISO 14001 para industrial pesquera Santa Priscila S.A.

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    Montiel Morán, Miguel

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo se inicia con la obtención de toda la información existente y disponible sobre el funcionamiento de la gestión ambiental en Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila S.A., el cumplimiento de la normativa ambiental vigente y de la norma ISO 14001:2004 aplicables a dicha organización, la cual nos otorga el establecimiento y la propuesta de un manual con sus respectivos procedimientos para la implementación de un sistema de gestión ambiental basado en la norma ISO 14001:2004. This rese...

  14. Adaptación de la norma NTC 6001:2008 a micro y pequeñas empresas (MYPES) de software, utilizando como marco de referencia COMPETISOFT

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    Valencia Duque, Francisco Javier

    2008-01-01

    La norma técnica colombiana NTC 6001:2008, es una norma de calidad orientada a las MYPES, que establece los requisitos fundamentales para implementar un sistema de gestión de calidad en cualquier sector económico. En el sector del software, en los últimos años varias entidades del orden nacional e internacional, han venido desarrollando modelos de calidad de software diferentes a los tradicionales (CMMI, ISO 9001) para volver más productivas y competitivas las micro y pequeñas factorías de so...

  15. Las normas de Valoración Aduanera del GATT/OMC y su aplicación actual en el comercio exterior ecuatoriano

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    Sempértegui Fernández, Luis Fernando

    2015-01-01

    La presente investigación se circunscribe a analizar el Acuerdo de Valoración Aduanera del GATT/OMC, las posiciones doctrinarias relativas a la metodología de valoración de las mercancías de importación, los métodos y reglas de valoración aduanera concebidos en el GATT y acogidos por las normas de la Comunidad Andina de Naciones (CAN), las normas ecuatorianas en relación al tema de valoración aduanera, especialmente las últimas resoluciones, manuales e instructivos dictados por el Servicio Na...

  16. Análisis de las diferencias entre las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (NIIF) y los Principios de Contabilidad (VEN-NIIF)

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    Carmen Haydeé Peña Molina

    2013-01-01

    El presente artículo es producto de una investigación, cuyo objetivo fue analizar las diferencias existentes entre las normas internacionales de información financiera (NIIF) y las normas emitidas por la FCCPV, denominadas VEN - NIF. Tales diferencias consisten en: (1) reservas en la aplicación de algunas disposiciones contenidas en las NIIF, y (2) tratamientos particulares para Venezuela. En Venezuela, la adopción de las NIIF fue aco rdada en enero de 2004 por un Directorio Nacional Ampliado...

  17. Conocimientos y aplicación de normas de bioseguridad del servicio de Ginecoobstetricia del Hospital Alberto Leopoldo Barton Thompson, Callao 2016

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    Salas Zegarra, Rita Maribel

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo de investigación es determinar la relación que existe entre los conocimientos de normas de bioseguridad y la aplicación de normas de bioseguridad en el servicio de Ginecoobstetricia en el Hospital Alberto Leopoldo Barton Thompson en el Callao, periodo 2016; la población conformada por los técnicos de enfermería, ginecoobstetrasy obstetras del servicio ginecoobstetricia de 75 trabajadores, la muestra consideró toda la población, en los cuales se ...

  18. Propuesta de un nuevo enfoque para las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera para Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas

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    Herranz-Martín, Felipe; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Bautista-Mesa, Rafael; Universidad Loyola Andalucía; Molina-Sánchez, Horacio; Universidad Loyola Andalucía

    2013-01-01

    En los últimos años, la tendencia tanto del InternationalAccounting Standards Board, IASB, como delFinancial Accounting Standards Board, FASB, se dirige a lacreación de una norma específica e independiente del restode normas de información financiera, aplicable, en general,sobre las entidades sin presencia en los mercados cotizados,sin tener en cuenta su dimensión. En nuestra opinión,la opción escogida presenta algunos inconvenientes desde lapropia definición de su ámbito de aplicación, al de...

  19. Proyección de la Norma Terminológica Internacional ISO 29383 en el contexto de las exportaciones colombianas

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    Juan Carlos Díaz Vásquez

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: el presente artículo se propone exponer la aplicabilidad de la Norma Terminológica Internacional ISO 29383, y su influencia positiva, en el contexto de las exportaciones en Colombia. Por otro lado, busca mostrar parte del trabajo desarrollado en la tesis ''Aplicación de normas terminológicas internacionales en el sector exportador colombiano'', presentada en la Universidad de Viena, Austria. La sección que se expone en este artículo hace parte igualmente del trabajo al interior del Comité Técnico Internacional ISO/TC 37, en cuanto al desarrollo de normas termino-lógicas que buscan tener una aplicabilidad general en los más diversos contextos. Uno de ellos es el planteamiento e implementación de políticas terminológicas al nivel gubernamental, a partir de la aplicación de normas terminológicas. Método: mediante el análisis de la Norma ISO 29383 ''Políticas terminológicas'', se presentan los aspectos más relevantes que permitan entender sus objetivos, enfoque, orígenes y planteamientos esenciales. Teniendo una visión clara de la norma, se lleva a cabo un análisis comparativo de la misma, contrastándola con el Plan estratégico exportador (Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje -SENA-, 2001, que define los lineamientos de la política exportadora colombiana. Resultados: se presentan proyecciones de la norma en el contexto colombiano, es decir, de qué manera se beneficiaría el sector exportador si allí se aplicara una política terminológica nacional. Conclusiones: el esfuerzo internacional en torno a la normalización terminológica puede influir positivamente en el desarrollo de economías en vías de desarrollo. La aplicación de normas terminológicas es un factor de desarrollo no sólo en la comunicación especializada de un sector dado, sino también como elemento necesario en los procesos de gestión de la calidad, dentro de los cuales la normalización va haciendo cada vez m

  20. A study of the differences between trade standards inside and outside Europe; Estudio de las diferencias entre las normas comerciales dentro y fuera de Europa.

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    García-González, D.L.; Tena, N.; Romero, I.; Aparicio-Ruiz, R.; Morales, M.T.; Aparicio, R.

    2017-07-01

    The definitions of olive oil categories are common or very similar for all the international regulatory bodies, and in many cases the text is even literally the same. However, the values of some parameters which chemically define the different categories do not have the same degree of agreement. These disagreements mean a difficult task for importers and exporters who have to deal with these differences when they need to defend the quality and genuineness of their product. This work analyzes the differences found when scrutinizing the current trade standards and regulations from a critical viewpoint, with comments and useful tips for improving the current International Olive Council methods when possible, as well as alternatives from non targeted techniques. The values of precision associated with the International , [Spanish] Las definiciones de las categorías de aceite de oliva son comunes o muy similares para todos los organismos reguladores internacionales y, en muchos casos, el texto es incluso literalmente el mismo. Sin embargo, los valores de algunos parámetros que definen químicamente las diferentes categorías no tienen el mismo grado de acuerdo. Estos desacuerdos originan una tarea difícil para los exportadores e importadores que tienen que lidiar con estas diferencias para demostrar la calidad y la autenticidad de su producto. Este trabajo analiza las diferencias encontradas al examinar las normas y regulaciones comerciales actuales desde un punto de vista crítico, con comentarios y sugerencias útiles para mejorar los métodos actuales del Consejo Oleícola Internacional, cuando ha sido posible, así como alternativas de técnicas no dirigidas a analitos específicos. También se examinan los valores de precisión asociados a los métodos del Consejo Oleícola Internacional y se discute la necesidad de volver a validar los métodos para actualizar los parámetros de calidad analítica.

  1. Vital Signs-Trucker Safety

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    2015-03-03

    This podcast is based on the March 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. In 2012 in the United States, about 317,000 motor vehicle crashes involved a large truck. Twenty-six thousand truck drivers and their passengers were injured in these crashes, and about 700 died. Learn what can be done to help truck drivers stay safe.  Created: 3/3/2015 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 3/3/2015.

  2. A convergência da contabilidade pública nacional às normas internacionais e os impactos na aplicação da DRE na administração direta = Convergence of the national public accounting standards and impacts on the implementation of DRE in the direct administration

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    Maurélio Soares

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available A responsabilidade fiscal dos governos é fundamental para fomentar o crescimento econômico e o desenvolvimento em todo o mundo. Há uma tendência cada vez maior e crescente pressão sobre os governos para ampliarem o campo das suas responsabilidades financeiras a partir da contabilidade voltada para a prestação de contas, ou Accountability. O objetivo desta pesquisa é evidenciar as ações que vêm sendo realizadas na convergência das Normas Brasileiras de Contabilidade Aplicadas ao Setor Público (NBCASP às Normas Internacionais (IPSAS emitidas pela Internacional Federation of Accounts (IFAC, com foco na Norma Brasileira de Contabilidade, que trata das Demonstrações Contábeis (NBC T 16.6, e os impactos na implantação das Demonstrações do Resultado Econômico. Como o assunto é de recente discussão no país, realizou-se uma pesquisa descritiva, por meio de pesquisa bibliográfica. Os resultados indicam que a adoção das normas internacionais irá melhorar tanto a qualidade quanto a comparabilidade da informação financeira relatada pelas entidades do setor público no País, porém, a implantação da Demonstração do Resultado Econômico (DRE na Administração Pública carece de maior pesquisa e discussão sobre a sua efetiva aplicabilidade.The governments’ fiscal responsibility is crucial for fostering economic growth and the development around the world. There is a growing trend and increasing pressure on governments to enlarge the scope of their financial responsibilities from the accounting focused on Accountability. The objective of this research is to highlight the actions that have been undertaken at the convergence of Brazilian Accounting Standards Applied to the Public Sector (NBCASP to International Standards (IPSAS issued by the International Federation of Accounts (IFAC, focusing on the Brazilian Accounting Standard that deals with the Financial Statements (NBC T 16.6 and the impacts on implementation of

  3. Validation of Theory of Consumption Values Scales for Deal Sites

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    Sudzina, Frantisek

    2016-01-01

    Deal sites became a widely used artefact. But there is still only a limited number of papers investigating their adoption and use. Most of the research published on the topic is qualitative. It is typical for an early stage of investigation of any new artefact. The Theory of Consumption Values ex...... explains purchase behavior. The aim of this paper is to validate scales for the Theory of Consumption Values for deal sites. This should pave a way for quantitative investigation of motives for purchasing using deal sites....

  4. knowledge about obstetric danger signs among preg

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    about knowledge level of pregnant women on obstetric danger signs. The objective of this .... ple size formula for estimating a single population proportion with the ..... subjects mentioned vaginal bleeding as danger sign during pregnancy ...

  5. Establecimiento e implementación de un sistema de gestión de seguridad de la información basado en la norma ISO 27001:2013

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    Quevedo Gómez, Renán

    2015-01-01

    Trabajo basado en el establecimiento e implementación de un SGSI de acuerdo a la norma ISO 27001:2013. Treball basat en l'establiment i implementació d'un SGSI d'acord amb la norma ISO 27001:2013. Master thesis for the Computer Science program on ICT Security management.

  6. Signed Young Modules and Simple Specht Modules

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    Danz, Susanne; Lim, Kay Jin

    2015-01-01

    By a result of Hemmer, every simple Specht module of a finite symmetric group over a field of odd characteristic is a signed Young module. While Specht modules are parametrized by partitions, indecomposable signed Young modules are parametrized by certain pairs of partitions. The main result of this article establishes the signed Young module labels of simple Specht modules. Along the way we prove a number of results concerning indecomposable signed Young modules that are of independent inter...

  7. Irreducible Specht modules are signed Young modules

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    Hemmer, David J.

    2005-01-01

    Recently Donkin defined signed Young modules as a simultaneous generalization of Young and twisted Young modules for the symmetric group. We show that in odd characteristic, if a Specht module $S^\\lambda$ is irreducible, then $S^\\lambda$ is a signed Young module. Thus the set of irreducible Specht modules coincides with the set of irreducible signed Young modules. This provides evidence for our conjecture that the signed Young modules are precisely the class of indecomposable self-dual module...

  8. Sign use and cognition in automated scientific discovery: are computers only special kinds of signs?

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    Giza, Piotr

    2018-04-01

    James Fetzer criticizes the computational paradigm, prevailing in cognitive science by questioning, what he takes to be, its most elementary ingredient: that cognition is computation across representations. He argues that if cognition is taken to be a purposive, meaningful, algorithmic problem solving activity, then computers are incapable of cognition. Instead, they appear to be signs of a special kind, that can facilitate computation. He proposes the conception of minds as semiotic systems as an alternative paradigm for understanding mental phenomena, one that seems to overcome the difficulties of computationalism. Now, I argue, that with computer systems dealing with scientific discovery, the matter is not so simple as that. The alleged superiority of humans using signs to stand for something other over computers being merely "physical symbol systems" or "automatic formal systems" is only easy to establish in everyday life, but becomes far from obvious when scientific discovery is at stake. In science, as opposed to everyday life, the meaning of symbols is, apart from very low-level experimental investigations, defined implicitly by the way the symbols are used in explanatory theories or experimental laws relevant to the field, and in consequence, human and machine discoverers are much more on a par. Moreover, the great practical success of the genetic programming method and recent attempts to apply it to automatic generation of cognitive theories seem to show, that computer systems are capable of very efficient problem solving activity in science, which is neither purposive nor meaningful, nor algorithmic. This, I think, undermines Fetzer's argument that computer systems are incapable of cognition because computation across representations is bound to be a purposive, meaningful, algorithmic problem solving activity.

  9. Normas percibidas por estudiantes peruanos acerca de sus pares y el uso de drogas Normas percebidas por estudantes peruanos sobre uso de drogas entre seus pares Perceived norms among peruvian students for drug use among peers

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    Inés V. Bustamante

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue estimar la diferencia entre las normas percibidas sobre el uso de drogas por sus pares y el uso real de drogas entre universitarios, entre 18 y 24 años, de las áreas de salud. Se trata de un estudio transversal, basado en un censo y en un cuestionario anónimo y autoaplicado. Participaron 306 estudiantes (82%. La proporción del consumo, en el último año, fue de 51,3% para el tabaco, 90,8% para el alcohol, 5,9% para la marihuana y 0,7% para la cocaína. Se observó una diferencia entre la norma percibida de consumo y la proporción de uso real informado para el tabaco (70% vs. 51.3%, marihuana (10% vs. 5.9% y cocaína (8.3% vs. 0.7%. Se concluye que los universitarios sobrestiman el consumo de tabaco, marihuana y cocaína de sus pares.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a diferença entre as normas percebidas pelos estudantes universitários, com idade entre 18 e 24 anos, sobre o uso de drogas pelos seus pares e o uso de drogas relatado pelos próprios estudantes em cursos da área da saúde. Foi usado o método transversal, baseado em censo realizado através de questionário, preenchido pelos próprios estudantes, sem identificação. O número de participantes foi de 306 (82%. Como resultados obteve-se: a proporção de estudantes que utilizou drogas no último ano foi de 51,3% para o tabaco, 90,8% para o álcool, 5,9% para a maconha e 0,7% para a cocaína. Diferença entre as normas percebidas e o uso de drogas foi observada para o tabaco (70% vs 51,3%, maconha (10% vs 5.9% e cocaína (8,3% vs 0,7%. Conclui-se que os estudantes universitários apresentaram estimativa aumentada sobre o consumo de tabaco, maconha e cocaína entre seus pares.Objective: to evaluate the difference between perceived norms about drug use among peer and actual drug use as reported by the same university students. The students were between 18 and 24 years old and attended health courses. Method: cross-sectional study based on a

  10. Dictionaries of African Sign Languages: An Overview

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    Schmaling, Constanze H.

    2012-01-01

    This article gives an overview of dictionaries of African sign languages that have been published to date most of which have not been widely distributed. After an introduction into the field of sign language lexicography and a discussion of some of the obstacles that authors of sign language dictionaries face in general, I will show problems…

  11. The Legal Recognition of Sign Languages

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    De Meulder, Maartje

    2015-01-01

    This article provides an analytical overview of the different types of explicit legal recognition of sign languages. Five categories are distinguished: constitutional recognition, recognition by means of general language legislation, recognition by means of a sign language law or act, recognition by means of a sign language law or act including…

  12. Phonological Similarity in American Sign Language.

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    Hildebrandt, Ursula; Corina, David

    2002-01-01

    Investigates deaf and hearing subjects' ratings of American Sign Language (ASL) signs to assess whether linguistic experience shapes judgments of sign similarity. Findings are consistent with linguistic theories that posit movement and location as core structural elements of syllable structure in ASL. (Author/VWL)

  13. Generating potentially nilpotent full sign patterns

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    Kim, I.J.; Olesky, D.D.; Shader, B.L.; Driessche, van den P.; Holst, van der H.; Vander Meulen, K.N.

    2009-01-01

    A sign pattern is a matrix with entries in {+,-, 0}. A full sign pattern has no zero entries. The refined inertia of a matrix pattern is defined and techniques are developed for constructing potentially nilpotent full sign patterns. Such patterns are spectrally arbitrary. These techniques can also

  14. ¿Qué es una norma social?. Una discusión de tres aproximaciones analíticas

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    Tena-Sánchez, Jordi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we compare the definitions of social norm proposed by standard Rational Choice Theory, Cristina Bicchieri and Jon Elster. We try to determine how similar or different they are. as long as they present some differences, we try to establish which captures better the very nature of the phenomena that we usually name “social norm” and which provides us with a concept (or concepts more precise and productive and more easily useable in explicative models. In our opinion, Jon Elster’s classification between moral, quasi-moral and social norms is the more successful in this respect. In spite of the fact that Jon Elster does not plan to use their concepts in formal mathematical models with predictive purposes, there is not anything inherent in them which prevents this use. on the other hand, the precision of these concepts makes them especially useful to be used in social mechanism models which let us propose causal, informative and parsimonious explanations of real concrete cases.

    En el presente trabajo se comparan las definiciones del concepto de “norma social” ofrecidas por la teoría de la elección racional estándar, cristina Bicchieri y Jon Elster. Se trata de determinar en qué medida son o no asimilables. En la medida en que no lo son, se intenta establecer cuál de las aproximaciones captura mejor la naturaleza del fenómeno al que habitualmente denominamos norma social y cuál de ellas ofrece un concepto (o conceptos más preciso y más fácil y fructíferamente utilizable en modelos explicativos. Se sostiene que la distinción trazada por Jon Elster entre normas morales, cuasi-morales y sociales tiene más éxito que las otras dos en dicho cometido. Pese a que el autor no prevé el uso de sus conceptos en modelos matemáticos formales con potencial predictivo, no hay nada inherente a los mismos que impida ese uso. Por otra parte, la precisión en la definición de los mismos los convierte en especialmente

  15. Dealing with ADHD: What You Need to Know

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    ... Consumers Home For Consumers Consumer Updates Dealing with ADHD: What You Need to Know Share Tweet Linkedin ... symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity) Diagnosing ADHD Studies show that the number of children being ...

  16. Wisdom and narrative: Dealing with complexity and judgement in ...

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    Wisdom and narrative: Dealing with complexity and judgement in translator education. ... This article explores wisdom as concept to guide translator education in institutions of higher education. It uses the work ... AJOL African Journals Online.

  17. Therapeutic commitment for general nurses in dealing with mental ...

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    sionals who care for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and they are expected to deal with the mental ... such as depression and psychosis. Hence it is important ... nurse's therapeutic commitment, knowledge and skills in providing mental ...

  18. [Dealing with uncertainty--the hypermodernity of general practice].

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    Barth, Niklas; Nassehi, Armin; Schneider, Antonius

    2014-01-01

    The general practitioner is fundamentally dealing with uncertainty. On the one hand, we want to demonstrate that uncertainty cannot simply be stipulated as a matter of fact. Instead, we will show that this uncertainty is a performative effect of the primary care setting. On the other hand, we want to point out that the general practitioner's ability to bear uncertainty is a genuinely hypermodern way of productively dealing with uncertainty. Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier GmbH.

  19. Ten Rules for Dealing with Negative Contributions in Social Media

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    Adriana Stránská; Václav Stříteský

    2015-01-01

    Social media is becoming a key part of business communication strategy. Despite all the advantages, social media also poses a threat to business reputation. Dissatisfied customers can reach a large audience and share their negative experiences with others. This paper deals with the impact of social media on the practice of public relations. The goal of the paper is to formulate a set of rules for dealing with negative contributions and generally with crisis communication in social media. It...

  20. How to deal with public concerns and resistance

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    Kach, V.D.

    1988-01-01

    First hand experience dealing with the public's perception of radiation, their reaction to a proposed installation of a Cobalt-60 industrial irradiator in their neighbourhood, and the tactics employed by nuclear critics have allowed the author to make some observations. Among these observations is the requirement for a public education program, discernment of the appropriate incentive to the community, and sufficient time to accomplish the education/information process and to deal with objections. (author)

  1. Norma percibida de consumo de marihuana en los pares de estudiantes universitarios Norma percebida de consumo de maconha sobre os pares de estudantes universitários Perceived norm for marijuana use among university student peers

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    Angélica Cazenave

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se describe la relación entre la norma percibida del consumo de marihuana en los pares y el consumo real informado por alumnos de una universidad chilena. Se trata de un estudio cuantitativo, multicéntrico y transversal. Participaron 449 estudiantes previa firma del consentimiento informado. La información se recolectó con un cuestionario autoaplicado y se analizó con el programa SPSS 15.0. Fue encontrado que la mayoría son mujeres solteras, entre 20 y 21 años de edad, estudiantes de enfermería y educación. La norma percibida fue mayor que la de estudios nacionales (32,1% versus 21%; también el consumo autoinformado fue mayor que el nacional (32,1% versus 5,6%. Se observa un mayor consumo entre las mujeres, en educación y enfermería. Se confirma la feminización del consumo; el inicio del consumo en la universidad, el uso recreativo y la mayor tolerancia al consumo en los pares. Existe una sobreestimación del consumo de marihuana, lo que de acuerdo a la Teoría de las Normas Sociales y de Normalización influye en el aumento del consumo. Esta investigación constituye un aporte a las políticas de la salud del país y de la universidad.Descreve-se, aqui, a relação entre norma percebida de consumo de maconha entre os pares e consumo reportado em alunos de uma universidade chilena. Este é um estudo quantitativo, multicêntrico, transversal. Participaram 449 estudantes, com livre consentimento. As informações foram coletadas mediante questionário autoaplicado e analisadas através do programa SPSS 15.0. RESULTADOS: a maioria são mulheres, solteiras, entre 20 e 21 anos, estudantes de enfermagem e educação. A norma percebida é maior do que nos estudos nacionais (32,1% vs 21% e maior do que o consumo autorreportado (32,1% vs 5,6%. Observa-se maior consumo nas mulheres, e dos cursos de educação e de enfermagem. Confirma-se a feminização do consumo, o qual se inicia na universidade, por uso recreativo, e haver

  2. APLICABILIDADE DAS NORMAS PENAIS NAS CONDUTAS ILÍCITAS DE CYBERBULLYING COMETIDAS EM REDES SOCIAIS NA INTERNET

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    Rafael Giordano Gonçalves Brito

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available O número de adeptos da Internet tem aumentado consideravelmente nos últimos anos, principalmente em virtude da utilização das redes sociais. Muitos desses usuários utilizam a rede mundial de computadores para a prática de condutas ilícitas, sendo comumente denominada de “crimes de informática”. Dentre os vários atos ilícitos, tais como: pedofilia, disseminação de vírus de computador, racismo, apologia e incitação aos crimes contra a vida, etc., somente um foi escolhido para ser abordado neste trabalho, o cyberbullying. O cometimento de tal conduta será estudado a fim de verificar a aplicabilidade das normas penais nestes atos.

  3. Una mirada a las normas sobre dimensionado y tolerado geométrico en hispanoamérica

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    JORGE I. GÓMEZ G

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra el nivel alcanzado respecto al Dimensionado y Tolerado Geométrico de dibujos mecánicos en Hispanoamérica. Para lograr este propósito, se mira si los diferentes organismos de normalización han homologado estándares ISO que atañen a este tema. También se analiza la cantidad de normas homologadas y la calidad de las traducciones realizadas por país. Se puede apreciar como menos de la mitad de los países han hecho homologaciones y como la mayoría de los que las han realizado presentan fallas que limitan su uso y confiabilidad

  4. The Way of the Sign

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    Elias, Camelia

    The Way of the Sign is a book about extraction, about reducing methods of inquiry to the bare bones. It guides students through 10 schools of theory and criticism. The focus is on ‘asking’ each theory to give its best in the simplest way, by making us see what is at stake and how we might respond...... to it. In simple Socratic dialogues, Elias invents scenarios: ‘What is happening?’ Deconstruction asks. And we answer with it: ‘We are buying a mythology.’ ‘How does it make us feel?’ ‘Dumb.’ ‘What is happening?’ Marxism asks. And we answer with it: ‘The rich cheat us.’ ‘How does it make us feel...

  5. Analisis Minat Beli Konsumen Sabun Cair Lux, Biore dan Lifebuoy di Kotamadya Yogyakarta Ditinjau dari Pengaruh Sikapnya Setelah Melihat Iklan di Televisi dan Norma Subyektif

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    Albari Albari

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Salah satu program pemasaran yang intensitasnya semakin gencar dilakukan berupa periklanan merek di media televisi, termasuk pada sabun cuci cair. Kegiatan ini dimaksudkan untuk mempengaruhi minat konsumen untuk membeli, baik melalui sikap konsumen dan atau norma subyektif. Oleh karena itu penelitian ini dilakukan dengan menggunakan Reasoned Action Model yang dianggap representatif mampu mengungkap minat beli konsumen.Populasi penelitian adalah konsumen potensial yang sudah pernah melihat iklan sabun cair merek Lux, Biore dan Lifebuoy di televisi Data penelitian diperoleh melalui dua tahap penyebaran angket dan dilakukan secara convenience sampling dan area random sampling. Hipotesis diuji melalui pendekatan uji–beda Friedman, serta analisis regresi dan koefisien determinan yang dikuatkan dengan uji-t dan uji-F pada taraf signifikansi 5%.Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa 10 atribut produk sabun cair dan empat kelompok referen relevan dijadikan sebagai dasar analisis. Di samping itu ada perbedaan keyakinan konsumen bahwa membeli sabun cair merek Lux, Biore atau Lifebuoy menimbulkan akibat tertentu. Perbedaan juga terjadi pada keyakinan normatif kon¬sumen. Secara umum faktor evaluasi lebih dominan berpengaruh positif terhadap sikap konsumen dibandingkan dengan keyakinan konsumen. Pengaruh positif dari keyakinan normatif konsumen dan atau motivasi untuk mengi¬kuti referen terhadap norma subyektif menunjukkan hasil yang berbeda-beda, dan tidak ada pengaruh positif si¬kap dan norma subyektif terhadap minat konsumen untuk membeli sabun cair Lux, Biore atau Lifebuoy.Keyword: Sikap, norma subyektif, minat membeli

  6. Electronic traffic signs: Reflecting upon its transition

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    Arbaiza Martin, A.E.; Alba, A.L.; Hernando Mazon, A.; Blanch Mico, M.T.

    2016-07-01

    In our days we face a fundamental issue concerning road signs. We may display contents in vertical and horizontal format (static signs, variable message signs, road markings), either on a post, a gantry or a dashboard. And we foresee a coming age where the excellent matrix resolution of painted signs will be truly approached by the resolution of full matrix displays. But we also risk a babel context threatening the universal approach encouraged by international catalogues as the 1968 Convention (ECE/TRANS/196, 2007). And the fundamental risk comes from our decisions regarding how the transition from the contents and formats displayed on static message signs to the ones displayed on electronic signs (in gantries or dashboards) should be. Our work explores this issue specifically, considering the transition from Advance Direction Signs (static message signs, class G, 1 in the 1968 Convention) to what could be termed Advance Location Signs (signs concerning the location of variable events with regards to certain landmarks) developed as an adaptation of the G, 1 class to electronic traffic signs.(Author)

  7. NormaCurve: a SuperCurve-based method that simultaneously quantifies and normalizes reverse phase protein array data.

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    Sylvie Troncale

    Full Text Available MOTIVATION: Reverse phase protein array (RPPA is a powerful dot-blot technology that allows studying protein expression levels as well as post-translational modifications in a large number of samples simultaneously. Yet, correct interpretation of RPPA data has remained a major challenge for its broad-scale application and its translation into clinical research. Satisfying quantification tools are available to assess a relative protein expression level from a serial dilution curve. However, appropriate tools allowing the normalization of the data for external sources of variation are currently missing. RESULTS: Here we propose a new method, called NormaCurve, that allows simultaneous quantification and normalization of RPPA data. For this, we modified the quantification method SuperCurve in order to include normalization for (i background fluorescence, (ii variation in the total amount of spotted protein and (iii spatial bias on the arrays. Using a spike-in design with a purified protein, we test the capacity of different models to properly estimate normalized relative expression levels. The best performing model, NormaCurve, takes into account a negative control array without primary antibody, an array stained with a total protein stain and spatial covariates. We show that this normalization is reproducible and we discuss the number of serial dilutions and the number of replicates that are required to obtain robust data. We thus provide a ready-to-use method for reliable and reproducible normalization of RPPA data, which should facilitate the interpretation and the development of this promising technology. AVAILABILITY: The raw data, the scripts and the normacurve package are available at the following web site: http://microarrays.curie.fr.

  8. Images in pediatrics: the thymic sail sign and thymic wave sign.

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    Alves, Nuno D; Sousa, Marta

    2013-01-01

    The authors present a radiographic image portraying the "thymic sail sign" and the "thymic wave sign," both normal findings in infant radiographs and present a short description of these signs. These are distinguished from pathologic findings such as the "spinnaker-sail sign" in pneumomediastinum.

  9. Independent transmission of sign language interpreter in DVB: assessment of image compression

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    Zatloukal, Petr; Bernas, Martin; Dvořák, LukáÅ.¡

    2015-02-01

    Sign language on television provides information to deaf that they cannot get from the audio content. If we consider the transmission of the sign language interpreter over an independent data stream, the aim is to ensure sufficient intelligibility and subjective image quality of the interpreter with minimum bit rate. The work deals with the ROI-based video compression of Czech sign language interpreter implemented to the x264 open source library. The results of this approach are verified in subjective tests with the deaf. They examine the intelligibility of sign language expressions containing minimal pairs for different levels of compression and various resolution of image with interpreter and evaluate the subjective quality of the final image for a good viewing experience.

  10. ANÁLISE SOBRE AS NORMAS E DOS INDICADORES DE SUSTENTABILIDADE E A SUA INTEGRAÇÃO PARA GESTÃO CORPORATIVA

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    Alexandre André Feil

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O conceito da sustentabilidade e as normas de qualidade desafiam corporações e pesquisadores para a criação de modelos produtivos que contemplam a sustentabilidade sob os aspectos ambientais, sociais e econômicos, apoiados na teoria do triple-botton line. Este artigo tem o objetivo de relacionar as normas de qualidade (certificações e os métodos de sustentabilidade corporativa comparando a integração dos sistemas de gestão ambiental e gestão gerencial. Utilizou-se metodologia qualitativa com perspectivas na abordagem bibliográfica e descritiva, buscando as principais normas de qualidade utilizadas nas corporações globais e os modelos de mensuração da sustentabilidade na concepção dos principais cientistas e pesquisadores. Identificou-se que há grande aderência das normas de qualidade e à sustentabilidade corporativa, sendo contemplados em ambos os casos a ligação entre os aspectos ambientais, sociais e econômicos. No entanto, constata-se a divergência entre as partes quanto ao consenso de um modelo de sustentabilidade de utilização global. Sugere-se que os gestores das corporações possam realizar a integração entre a gestão das normas de qualidade e a sustentabilidade, e em conseqüência, reduzir os custos, a mão de obra e o tempo, a fim de agregar maior eficiência nos controles internos das corporações e do monitoramento dos Stakeholders.

  11. NORMAS BRASILEIRAS E INTERNACIONAIS DE CONTABILIDADE APLICADAS AO SETOR PÚBLICO E O DESAFIO DA CONVERGÊNCIA: UMA ANÁLISE COMPARATIVA – IPSAS E NBCTSP

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    Adriana Rodrigues Fragoso

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo tem por objetivo analisar o estágio atual de convergência conceitual entre as normas brasileiras de contabilidade aplicadas ao setor público (NBCTSP e as International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS. A complexidade e diversidade de transações entre entidades do setor público ou privado, gerada pela internacionalização de mercados, demandam uma avaliação contínua e dinâmica dos eventos que promovem a modificação quantitativa ou qualitativa de um patrimônio. Para esse processo de avaliação, a observação dos princípios e normas de contabilidade é importante para garantir, entre outras características da informação, a compreensibilidade e comparabilidade, reduzindo custos aos investidores e usuários, em geral, considerando as barreiras encontradas na diversidade de idiomas, culturas, políticas fiscais e econômicas. Para a análise de convergência, foi efetuado um estudo comparativo do conteúdo das normas, a partir de uma análise descritiva, com o intuito de verificar a aderência existente entre as normas brasileiras e internacionais aplicadas ao setor público. Os resultados encontrados destacam que ainda há diversos aspectos a serem discutidos para uma efetiva convergência às normas internacionais; esta convergência atual é parcial. No entanto, verifica-se que as NBCTSPs apresentam uma exposição conceitual de qualidade enquanto as IPSAS apresentam um conteúdo mais focado em procedimentos operacionais.

  12. Does stigma predict a belief in dealing with depression alone?

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    Griffiths, Kathleen M; Crisp, Dimity A; Jorm, Anthony F; Christensen, Helen

    2011-08-01

    Community surveys indicate that many people with depressive disorders do not obtain professional help and that a preference for self-reliance is an important factor in this treatment gap. The current study sought to investigate whether stigmatising attitudes predict a belief in the helpfulness of dealing with depression without external assistance. Data were collected as part of a national household survey of 2000 Australian adults aged 18 years and above. Participants were presented with either a vignette depicting depression (n=1001) or a vignette depicting depression with suicidal ideation (n=999) and asked if it would be helpful or harmful to deal alone with the problem. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to determine if belief in dealing with depression alone was predicted by personal stigma, perceived stigma or sociodemographic characteristics. Higher levels of personal stigma independently predicted a belief in the helpfulness of dealing alone with both depression and depression with suicidal ideation. By contrast, lower levels of perceived stigma were associated with a belief in the helpfulness of dealing alone with depression without suicidal ideation. Personal stigma is associated with a belief in the helpfulness of self-reliance in coping with depression. Public health programs should consider the possibility that a belief in self-reliance is partly attributable to stigma. The findings also point to the potential importance of providing evidence-based self-help programs for those who believe in self-care. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. The Concept of the Luxury Branding in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Series Through Triadic Modes of Sign

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    Paksi, Tiyo; Gunawan, Samuel

    2017-01-01

    This thesis mainly deals with the iconisation of signs and naturalisation process in order to reveal the way Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is naturalised as a luxury product. This thesis also involves analysis of the luxury branding concept through the analysis of a product which conceptualises its advertisement using the concept of luxury identifiers. The focus of the writer's analysis is the advertisements themselves as the writer will use the triadic modes of signs, naturalisation process, and th...

  14. Individualisation of Lean Concept in Companies Dealing with Mass Production

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    Bednár, Roman

    2012-12-01

    The methods of lean manufacturing primarily designed for businesses dealing with serial production, are also used in other types of production. However the concept of lean production was not designed for these types of businesses, they are utilized only partially. Paper focuses on applying methods of lean concept in companies which are dealing with mass production and their options of exchange for other methods in the event of disagreement. Basis of the article is a list of lean methods with its description and its utilization in practice. The questionnaire was utilized to identify information from the practice. Based on this survey were identified the critical methods that are no longer appropriate for companies dealing with mass production. However, there are alternative methods of describing the problem. It is possible to say that companies are trying to get closer to their goal by modification of the basic concepts. And the concept of Lean Enterprise serves as a standard.

  15. Beyond an energy deal: Impacts of the Sino-Australia uranium agreement

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    Wu Jiaping; Garnett, Stephen T.; Barnes, Tony

    2008-01-01

    Is the spectacular growth of Sino-Australian trade compelling Australian policy-makers to strengthen strategic support for China in the face of traditional alliances? The recently signed trade agreement under which Australia will annually export 20,000 tonnes of uranium to China for power generation for the next 20 years, will feed China's increased energy demand, allow a reduction in dependence on coal-based energy and ameliorate environmental deterioration, all matters that have become critical to China's economic growth. Yet the uranium trade will contribute only slightly to China's energy needs, and to the Australian economy. However, the trade deal was signed even though China, as a nuclear military power, is a potential threat to Australia's strongest military ally, the US. At the same time it reignited a divisive debate in Australia, covering a wide range of political, social, economic, health and environmental policy areas that reach well beyond strategic relationships. That the Australian Government will risk both internal and external criticism seems to be further recognition that Australia is becoming increasingly dependent on the continued growth of China's economy for its prosperity

  16. Beyond an energy deal: Impacts of the Sino-Australia uranium agreement

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    Wu Jiaping [School for Social and Policy Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT 0909 (Australia)], E-mail: jiaping.wu@cdu.edu.au; Garnett, Stephen T.; Barnes, Tony [School for Social and Policy Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT 0909 (Australia)

    2008-01-15

    Is the spectacular growth of Sino-Australian trade compelling Australian policy-makers to strengthen strategic support for China in the face of traditional alliances? The recently signed trade agreement under which Australia will annually export 20,000 tonnes of uranium to China for power generation for the next 20 years, will feed China's increased energy demand, allow a reduction in dependence on coal-based energy and ameliorate environmental deterioration, all matters that have become critical to China's economic growth. Yet the uranium trade will contribute only slightly to China's energy needs, and to the Australian economy. However, the trade deal was signed even though China, as a nuclear military power, is a potential threat to Australia's strongest military ally, the US. At the same time it reignited a divisive debate in Australia, covering a wide range of political, social, economic, health and environmental policy areas that reach well beyond strategic relationships. That the Australian Government will risk both internal and external criticism seems to be further recognition that Australia is becoming increasingly dependent on the continued growth of China's economy for its prosperity.

  17. Beyond an energy deal: Impacts of the Sino-Australia uranium agreement

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    Wu, Jiaping; Garnett, Stephen T.; Barnes, Tony [School for Social and Policy Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT 0909 (Australia)

    2008-01-15

    Is the spectacular growth of Sino-Australian trade compelling Australian policy-makers to strengthen strategic support for China in the face of traditional alliances? The recently signed trade agreement under which Australia will annually export 20,000 tonnes of uranium to China for power generation for the next 20 years, will feed China's increased energy demand, allow a reduction in dependence on coal-based energy and ameliorate environmental deterioration, all matters that have become critical to China's economic growth. Yet the uranium trade will contribute only slightly to China's energy needs, and to the Australian economy. However, the trade deal was signed even though China, as a nuclear military power, is a potential threat to Australia's strongest military ally, the US. At the same time it reignited a divisive debate in Australia, covering a wide range of political, social, economic, health and environmental policy areas that reach well beyond strategic relationships. That the Australian Government will risk both internal and external criticism seems to be further recognition that Australia is becoming increasingly dependent on the continued growth of China's economy for its prosperity. (author)

  18. Choosing the right M and A deal structure

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    Love, A.G.

    1998-01-01

    The legal aspects of going into a merger and acquisition deal within the petroleum industry were reviewed for the benefit of non-lawyers. The types of acquisitions included are asset purchases and sale, a private share purchase and sale, a takeover bid, an amalgamation or a plan of arrangement. How to make the structure choice that is right in the circumstances was discussed. It was emphasized that choosing the right merger and acquisition deal structure depends on the objectives of the parties, the volume and quality of the information about the particular transaction, and proper analysis of alternative acquisition structures in the context of the objectives and information

  19. Misleading signs in acute vertigo.

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    Lance, Sean; Mossman, Stuart Scott

    2018-04-01

    The acute vestibular syndrome is common and usually has a benign cause. Sometimes, however, even experienced neurologists can find it difficult to determine the cause clinically. Furthermore, neuroimaging is known to be insensitive.We describe two cases of acute vestibular syndrome where conflicting clinical findings contributed to a delay in making the correct diagnosis. The first patient with symptomatic vertigo had signs consistent with horizontal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo but also had an abnormal horizontal head impulse test, superficially suggesting acute vestibular neuritis but later accounted for by the finding of a vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma). The second patient also had an abnormal horizontal head impulse test, with skew deviation suggesting stroke as the cause. However, later assessment identified that a long-standing fourth nerve palsy was the true cause for her apparent skew. We discuss potential errors that can arise when assessing such patients and highlight ways to avoid them. © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.

  20. A tour in sign language

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    François Briard

    2016-01-01

    In early May, CERN welcomed a group of deaf children for a tour of Microcosm and a Fun with Physics demonstration.   On 4 May, around ten children from the Centre pour enfants sourds de Montbrillant (Montbrillant Centre for Deaf Children), a public school funded by the Office médico-pédagogique du canton de Genève, took a guided tour of the Microcosm exhibition and were treated to a Fun with Physics demonstration. The tour guides’ explanations were interpreted into sign language in real time by a professional interpreter who accompanied the children, and the pace and content were adapted to maximise the interaction with the children. This visit demonstrates CERN’s commitment to remaining as widely accessible as possible. To this end, most of CERN’s visit sites offer reduced-mobility access. In the past few months, CERN has also welcomed children suffering from xeroderma pigmentosum (a genetic disorder causing extreme sensiti...

  1. Dealing with Coronary Artery Disease in Early Encountering: A Qualitative Study

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    Mohammad Mojalli

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is rising in industrial and developing countries. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD is the most common cardiovascular disease. Thus, understanding the signs and risk factors of CAD from the patients’ perspective and their ways of dealing with this disease is of vital importance. Objectives: This qualitative study aimed to explore the Iranian patients’ viewpoints about CAD and how they dealt with it in their first encounter. Patients and Methods: This study was a qualitative content analysis conducted on 18 patients with CAD. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Initially, purposeful sampling was performed followed by maximum variety. Sampling continued until data saturation. Then, all the interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. After all, the data were analyzed by constant comparative analysis using MAXQUDA2010 software. Results: The themes manifested in this study included “invasion of disease” with subthemes of “warning signs” and “risk factors” and “confrontation strategies” with subthemes of “seeking for information”, “follow-up”, and “control measures”. Conclusions:: The results of this study described the patients’ perceptions of CAD and how they dealt with this disorder in early encountering. Based on the results, physicians and nurses should focus on empowerment of patients by facilitating this process as well as by educating them with regards to dealing with CAD.

  2. The hidden practices and experiences of healthcare practitioners dealing with fuel poverty.

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    Mc Conalogue, D; Kierans, C; Moran, A

    2016-06-01

    Fuel poverty negatively impacts a population's health affecting life chances along the life course. Moreover, it represents a substantial inequality in the UK. Healthcare practitioners (HCPs) have a key role in identifying and supporting patients who are fuel poor. A qualitative inquiry with District Nurses and General Practitioners, to explore their understanding and experiences of dealing with patients living in fuel poverty. Participants recognize fuel poverty by observing material cues. They perceive their relationship with the patient as pivotal to recognizing the fuel poor. Practitioners' sense of responsibility for their patients' social concerns is determined by their knowledge about the link to health outcomes. The services that they sign-post to are motivated by their experience dealing with the service, or their patients' experiences of the service. Participants' reliance on temporary material cues resulted in few experiences of recognition of the fuel poor. HCPs' perceptions of patient pride and the lack of personal relationship between doctor and patient presented barriers to identifying fuel poor patients. A limitation of this study is the small sample size of nine participants. These came from two professional groups, which afforded more depth of exploration, but may limit applicability to other professionals. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  3. An electronic dictionary of Danish Sign Language

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    Kristoffersen, Jette Hedegaard; Troelsgård, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    Compiling sign language dictionaries has in the last 15 years changed from most often being simply collecting and presenting signs for a given gloss in the surrounding vocal language to being a complicated lexicographic task including all parts of linguistic analysis, i.e. phonology, phonetics......, morphology, syntax and semantics. In this presentation we will give a short overview of the Danish Sign Language dictionary project. We will further focus on lemma selection and some of the problems connected with lemmatisation....

  4. Dealing with Dementia: When Thinking and Behavior Decline

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    ... of people ages 85 and older may have Alzheimer’s. Although age is the greatest risk factor for dementia, it isn’t a normal part of aging. Some people live into their 90s and beyond with no signs of dementia at ... Alzheimer’s disease center at the University of Wisconsin. “Symptoms ...

  5. L'ús de la norma de qualitat ISO 9001 a les biblioteques d'institucions d'educació superior = El uso de la norma de calidad ISO 9001 en las bibliotecas de instituciones de educación superior

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    Balagué, Núria; ,

    2007-01-01

    La norma ISO 9001 és un dels instruments de gestió que han estat adoptats per les biblioteques durant els darrers anys. En aquest article es presenten els trets principals de les biblioteques d'institucions d'ensenyament superior que han assolit la certificació dels seus sistemes de gestió de la qualitat amb la norma ISO 9001:2000, els motius que les han dut a certificar-se, i els avantatges i les dificultats que els ha comportat aplicar-la. Finalment, s'ofereix una visió prospectiva sobre el...

  6. Estudio sobre la pertinencia del uso de las normas disponibles del Raven en adultos mayores chilenos Estudo sobre a pertinência da utilização das normas disponíveis de Raven em idosos chilenos Study on the relevance of using available norms Raven in Chileans older adults

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    Cristina Alarcón Paz; Vanessa Díaz Valenzuela; Jacqueline Hernández Rosales; Claudia Estrada Goic

    2012-01-01

    La evaluación de la inteligencia en población adulto mayor ha aumentado su relevancia debido al incremento de la esperanza de vida. Este estudio centra su interés en la pertinencia de normas disponibles para el Test de Matrices Progresivas de Raven para dicha población. Se utilizaron normas de Colchester (1942, en Raven, Court y Raven, 2008), las más completas existentes. Participaron 102 adultos mayores voluntarios (más de 60 años). El diseño fue no experimental transversal correlacional. Lo...

  7. Strategies For Dealing With Problems Faced By Men Participating In ...

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    The purpose of this study was to identify strategies for dealing with problems faced by men in Umkhanyakude using a participatory and inclusive approach. Men in Umkhanyakude were invited to a workshop in January 2004 to carefully think through the problems that they face, then to prioritize these problems using a ...

  8. The nuclear deal with Iran: Le moment suprême?

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    Blockmans, S.

    2015-01-01

    More than two years in the making, the agreement concluded by China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US with Iran to prevent the ‘weaponisation’ of the latter’s nuclear programme is a big deal. But, cautions Steven Blockmans in this CEPS Commentary, it is not the silver bullet to the

  9. School Nurses' Experiences in Dealing with Bullying Situations among Students

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    Pigozi, Pamela Lamarca; Jones Bartoli, Alice

    2016-01-01

    School nurses have an important role in helping students to deal with bullying. However, most of the previously undertaken studies do not have nurses as the subjects, considering their experiences around this theme. This study used a qualitative approach through in-depth interviews with 12 school nurses (SNs). The thematic analysis was employed…

  10. Vulnerable Derivatives and Good Deal Bounds: A Structural Model

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    Murgoci, Agatha

    2013-01-01

    We price vulnerable derivatives -- i.e. derivatives where the counterparty may default. These are basically the derivatives traded on the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. Default is modeled in a structural framework. The technique employed for pricing is good deal bounds (GDBs). The method imposes...

  11. Validation of UTAUT and UTAUT2 scales for deal sites

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    Sudzina, Frantisek

    2016-01-01

    , that is usual for an early stage of investigation of anything. The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology explains adoption and continues usage motives. The aim of this paper is to validate scales for the first and the second version of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology for deal...

  12. The development of a GIS for New Deal Archaeology

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    Bernard K. Means

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available I have recently launched an effort to create a GIS of all New Deal-funded archaeological investigations conducted in the 48 states that comprised the USA during the Great Depression (Means 2011. This effort was inspired by the persistent notion that New Deal archaeology was largely limited to the southeastern United States, where the generally warmer climate was seen as conducive to the lengthy field seasons that ensured continuous work for the unemployed (Lyon 1996. The large mound sites that dotted the southeastern USA also ensured that there would be sufficient work for the large relief crews seen as ideal from the perspective of federal officials. While it may prove true that the majority of New Deal archaeology was conducted in the southeast, it is also demonstrably true that the various ‘Alphabet Soup’ work relief programs – notably the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC and the Works Progress Administration/Work Projects Administration (WPA – supported archaeological investigations throughout the USA. In my preliminary efforts to create a GIS for New Deal archaeology, I have determined that at least 75 percent of the 48 states that comprised the USA during the Great Depression had some form of federally funded work relief survey or excavation.

  13. Semiparametric analysis to estimate the deal effect curve

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    Van Heerde, HJ; Leeflang, PSH; Wittink, DR

    The marketing literature suggests several phenomena that may contribute to the nature of the relationship between sales and price discounts. These phenomena can produce complex nonlinearities and interactions in the deal effect curve that are best captured with a flexible approach. Because a fully

  14. The Fallacy of International Land Deals in Transforming the Rural ...

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    The impact of international land deals on the rural populations has become a contested terrain among academics and in public discourse. While some people argue that foreign land investments can facilitate rural development by occasioning employment creation, increasing productivity and markets, as well as promoting ...

  15. The Politics of Climate Change: Can a Deal be Done?

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    Tobin, Paul

    2015-01-01

    The Paris climate conference in December 2015 has been heralded as a crucial opportunity for achieving global agreement on climate change. Paul Tobin analyses the structure of these negotiations and identifies the key barriers to striking a deal on climate change.

  16. Dealing with Malfunction: Locus of Control in Web-Conferencing

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    Klebl, Michael

    2014-01-01

    This paper considers how students deal with malfunctions that occur during the use of web conferencing systems in learning arrangements. In a survey among participants in online courses that make use of a web-conferencing system (N = 129), the relationship between a preference for internal or external locus of control and the perception of…

  17. Do gender and personality traits influence use of deal sites?

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    Sudzina, Frantisek; Pavlicek, Antonin

    2017-01-01

    There is a growing body of literature on impact of personality traits on technology adoption. But majority of these studies are never replicated and, therefore, it is hard to estimate how general are their findings. The focus of this paper is adoption of deal sites, and its aim to replicate...

  18. How Communities Deal with Traumatic Memory: Lessons from Aceh ...

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    This comparative research analyzes reparation processes underway in Aceh and Timor-Leste. It aims to foster a deeper understanding of how communities and individual victims of massive human rights abuses can deal with their traumatic past, while seeking justice on issues such as population displacement and political ...

  19. How the Courts Deal with Bullying in Schools

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    Diamantes, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    School officials have a difficult time dealing with cases of bullying. Often, it is one student's word against another. Also, many victims of bullying are reluctant to report instances for fear of retribution. As in sexual harassment cases, school officials need to be seen doing something about the problem. Courts view indifference to these…

  20. Conquering complexity - Dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity in water management

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    Hommes, Saskia

    2008-01-01

    Water management problems are embedded in a natural and social system that is characterized by complexity. Knowledge uncertainty and the existence of divergent actors’ perceptions contribute to this complexity. Consequently, dealing with water management issues is not just a knowledge uncertainty

  1. Dealing with big data: The case of Twitter

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    Tjong Kim Sang, E.; van den Bosch, A.

    2013-01-01

    As data sets keep growing, computational linguists are experiencing more big data problems: challenging demands on storage and processing caused by very large data sets. An example of this is dealing with social media data: including metadata, the messages of the social media site Twitter in 2012

  2. Annual individual doses for personnel dealing with ionizing radiation sources

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    Poplavskij, K.K.

    1982-01-01

    Data on annual individual doses for personnel of national economy enterprises, research institutes, high schools, medical establishments dealing with ionizing radiation sources are presented. It is shown that radiation dose for the personnel constitutes only shares of standards established by sanitary legislation. Numeral values of individual doses of the personnel are determined by the type, character and scope of using ionizing radiation sources

  3. Looking for Reasons behind Success in Dealing with Requirements Change

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    de Wit, J.J.; Ponisio, Laura

    2008-01-01

    During development, requirements of software systems are subject to change. Unfortunately, managing changing requirements can take a lot of time and effort. Yet some companies show a better management of changes in requirements than others. Why? What is it that makes some projects deal with changing

  4. The European Patent System: Dealing with emerging technologies.

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    Kica, Evisa; Groenendijk, Nico

    2011-01-01

    In light of recent controversial patent decisions in biotechnology, this article argues that the current European patent examination and opposition procedures do not suffice to balance the patent system These procedures do not provide sufficient guidance for patent examiners to deal effectively with

  5. Therapeutic commitment for general nurses in dealing with mental ...

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    therapeutic commitment in dealing with mental health problems of PL-. WHA. However, therapeutic .... commitment, knowledge and skills in relation to age, gender, work experience, workplace or whether mental health lectures had been ... coefficients that a medium positive linear correlation exists between therapeutic ...

  6. Propuesta de armonización de la Norma Internacional de Contabilidad del Sector Público 32 –NICSP 32– Concesiones de Servicios: otorgador en el sector público colombiano

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    Rojas, Laura

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo general de este trabajo es presentar una propuesta para incorporar en la contabilidad pública la Norma Internacional de Contabilidad del Sector Público 32, NICSP 32. El problema se centró en cómo deben revelar en su situación financiera los Servicios de Concesión conforme a las Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad Pública. La armonización en Colombia de la Norma Internacional de Contabilidad del Sector Público 32 Concesiones de Servicios: Otorgador generaría varios impactos. Los...

  7. Green Deal Sustainability of Solid Biomass. Report 1 - 2012; Green Deal Duurzaamheid Vaste Biomassa. Rapportage 1 - 2012

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    2013-08-15

    In the title Green Deal, Dutch energy producers agreed late 2012 to report annually on the sustainability of the currently used solid biomass for energy production. This report provides insight over 2012 in the nature and origin of biomass, applied certification systems to demonstrate the sustainability, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emission [Dutch] In de titel Green Deal hebben Nederlandse energieproducenten eind 2012 afgesproken jaarlijks te rapporteren over de duurzaamheid van de gebuikte vaste biomassa voor de energieproductie. Deze rapportage over 2012 biedt inzicht in onder meer de aard en herkomst van de biomassa, gehanteerde certificeringssystemen om de duurzaamheid aan te tonen en de reductie in broeikasgasemissies.

  8. Significance of satellite sign and spot sign in predicting hematoma expansion in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.

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    Yu, Zhiyuan; Zheng, Jun; Ali, Hasan; Guo, Rui; Li, Mou; Wang, Xiaoze; Ma, Lu; Li, Hao; You, Chao

    2017-11-01

    Hematoma expansion is related to poor outcome in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Recently, a non-enhanced computed tomography (CT) based finding, termed the 'satellite sign', was reported to be a novel predictor for poor outcome in spontaneous ICH. However, it is still unclear whether the presence of the satellite sign is related to hematoma expansion. Initial computed tomography angiography (CTA) was conducted within 6h after ictus. Satellite sign on non-enhanced CT and spot sign on CTA were detected by two independent reviewers. The sensitivity and specificity of both satellite sign and spot sign were calculated. Receiver-operator analysis was conducted to evaluate their predictive accuracy for hematoma expansion. This study included 153 patients. Satellite sign was detected in 58 (37.91%) patients and spot sign was detected in 38 (24.84%) patients. Among 37 patients with hematoma expansion, 22 (59.46%) had satellite sign and 23 (62.16%) had spot sign. The sensitivity and specificity of satellite sign for prediction of hematoma expansion were 59.46% and 68.97%, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of spot sign were 62.16% and 87.07%, respectively. The area under the curve (AUC) of satellite sign was 0.642 and the AUC of spot sign was 0.746. (P=0.157) CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the satellite sign is an independent predictor for hematoma expansion in spontaneous ICH. Although spot sign has the higher predictive accuracy, satellite sign is still an acceptable predictor for hematoma expansion when CTA is unavailable. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Gesture, sign, and language: The coming of age of sign language and gesture studies.

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    Goldin-Meadow, Susan; Brentari, Diane

    2017-01-01

    How does sign language compare with gesture, on the one hand, and spoken language on the other? Sign was once viewed as nothing more than a system of pictorial gestures without linguistic structure. More recently, researchers have argued that sign is no different from spoken language, with all of the same linguistic structures. The pendulum is currently swinging back toward the view that sign is gestural, or at least has gestural components. The goal of this review is to elucidate the relationships among sign language, gesture, and spoken language. We do so by taking a close look not only at how sign has been studied over the past 50 years, but also at how the spontaneous gestures that accompany speech have been studied. We conclude that signers gesture just as speakers do. Both produce imagistic gestures along with more categorical signs or words. Because at present it is difficult to tell where sign stops and gesture begins, we suggest that sign should not be compared with speech alone but should be compared with speech-plus-gesture. Although it might be easier (and, in some cases, preferable) to blur the distinction between sign and gesture, we argue that distinguishing between sign (or speech) and gesture is essential to predict certain types of learning and allows us to understand the conditions under which gesture takes on properties of sign, and speech takes on properties of gesture. We end by calling for new technology that may help us better calibrate the borders between sign and gesture.

  10. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE COMPOST A BASE DE ESPINILLO EN RELACIÓN A LA NORMA CHILENA No2880

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    Ricardo Tighe-Neira

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Caracterización de compost a base de espinillo en relación a la Norma Chilena No2880. El objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizar el compost a base de espinillo (Ulex europaeus L. y contrastar sus características físico-químicas con las de la Norma Chilena de compost (NCh 2880. El ensayo se montó en el Centro Experimental Pillanlelbún, Temuco, Chile, entre diciembre 2010 y abril de 2011. Se empleó un diseño factorial de 2×2, los factores fueron: mezcla y acelerador de compostaje (AC, ambos en dos niveles. Cuatro tratamientos: T1 U. europaeus (100% sin AC, T2 U. europaeus (78% + estiércol de bovino (22% sin AC, T3 U. europaeus (100% con AC y T4 U. europaeus (78% + estiércol de bovino (22% con AC. Se evaluó el contenido de materia orgánica (MO%, C orgánico total (%, relación C:N, N total (%, humedad (Ho%, tamaño partículas (TP%, toxicidad (% germinación de Raphanus sativus L., pH, densidad aparente (DAP kg/m3, conductividad eléctrica (CE dS/m y germinación de malezas (No de propágulos. Los tratamientos U. europaeus (100% sin AC y con AC presentaron mayor %MO, %N total y relación C:N que T2 y T4. A la vez, U. europaeus (100% sin AC, presentó un menor %C y T2 menor pH en comparación al resto de los tratamientos. Las demás variables evaluadas no presentaron diferencias significativas. Todas cumplieron con la NCh 2880, excepto toxicidad en el tratamiento con solo U. europaeus, y la CE en todos los tratamientos. Se debe reducir la CE para poder optar a su certificación por la NCh 2880.

  11. Viagem em norma e estilo: conjugação de “opostos” em Monteiro Lobato

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    Full Text Available presente artigo tem como objetivo analisar uma multiplicidade de aspectos da obra Emília no país da Gramática, de Monteiro Lobato, que se prestam a estimular reflexões em sala de aula de Língua Portuguesa e Literatura, a serem conduzidas pelo próprio alunado e mediadas pela figura do professor crítico. Entre elas, destacam-se noções do escopo da Lingüística Geral e a presença de criações estilísticas de índole neológica contidas no texto. Na obra supracitada, os personagens do Sítio do Picapau Amarelo empreendem uma viagem ao País da Gramática, durante a qual se deparam com um construto alegórico dos constituintes da Gramática Tradicional, com ênfase às classes de palavras. Apesar das terras visitadas terem como habitantes entes gramaticais apresentados como sendo regidos pela norma e de uso perfilado pela prescritividade de regras, ao longo da narrativa o autor não hesita em criar palavras novas através de processos expressivos que contrariam as regras por ele mesmo apresentadas (“nomado”; “Advérbia”; “estazinha”; “Vossa Serência” etc. Além disso, discutem-se no texto questões como a arbitrariedade do signo lingüístico, a mutabilidade necessária das línguas naturais, preconceito linguístico e variação diatópica, diafásica, distrática e diacrônica, uso versus norma, entre outros aspectos essenciais das teorias lingüísticas emergidas desde o advento do Estruturalismo. Propomos, neste trabalho, que o professor crítico faça valer o potencial de Emília no país da gramática como ponto de partida para suscitar junto aos aprendizes reflexões valiosas acerca de fenômenos lingüísticos e metalinguísticos e, simultaneamente, incentivar a fruição desta obra de interessante valor beletrístico.

  12. Segmentation of British Sign Language (BSL): Mind the gap!

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    Orfanidou, E.; McQueen, J.; Adam, R.; Morgan, G.

    2015-01-01

    This study asks how users of British Sign Language (BSL) recognize individual signs in connected sign sequences. We examined whether this is achieved through modality-specific or modality-general segmentation procedures. A modality-specific feature of signed languages is that, during continuous signing, there are salient transitions between sign locations. We used the sign-spotting task to ask if and how BSL signers use these transitions in segmentation. A total of 96 real BSL signs were prec...

  13. Signs, dispositions, and semiotic scaffolding.

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    Fernández, Eliseo

    2015-12-01

    In theoretical work we distinguish living beings from inanimate objects on the basis of some paramount attributes, such as agency and autonomy. These abstract features are not directly accessible to our scrutiny, but we surmise their nature through observation of the purpose-oriented behavior of organisms. I intend to show that organismal purposefulness springs from the intrinsic, constitutive kind of finality that is the hallmark of all semiotic transactions. To this aim I develop a dispositionalist account of organismal causation based on a distinction between two kinds of causal dispositions: fixed (efficient) dispositions and traveling dispositions. Fixed dispositions are rigidly attached to physical structures and processes; these are the dispositions regularly invoked in current discussions of causal explanation. Traveling dispositions are able to move freely from one location to another by becoming embodied into suitable supporting media. I introduce these notions to articulate a view of semiosis I deem best suited to the life sciences, and contend that sign tokens are vehicles of traveling dispositions. This account places the origin of purposive behavior at the interaction of physical and semiotic causation. To properly motivate the discussion I briefly review some recent developments in the philosophy of science concerning various forms of causation invoked by scientists across disciplines to frame explanations and make predictions. The ensuing discussion gives particular prominence to mechanistic (as distinct from mechanicist) explanatory accounts of biological phenomena. This review is followed by a brief characterization of a "nomological machine," a comprehensive schema introduced and developed by Nancy Cartwright with the goal of explaining causal mechanisms in a general setting. By capitalizing on this model's heuristic virtues I seek to formulate a compelling view of the interactions between physical and semiotic causation at play in semiotic

  14. Deal or No Deal? Decision Making under Risk in a Large-Stake TV Game Show and Related Experiments

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    M.J. van den Assem (Martijn)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractThe central theme of this dissertation is the analysis of risky choice. The first two chapters analyze the choice behavior of contestants in a TV game show named “Deal or No Deal” (DOND). DOND provides a unique opportunity to study risk behavior, because it is characterized by very large

  15. Indoor sign recognition for the blind

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available that is faster and more reliable. We first segment the signs by colour, and then by shape recognition. The sign-type classification is done using a tree search structure that enables the use of iterative contour descriptors like the speeded-up-robust features...

  16. Historical Development of Hong Kong Sign Language

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    Sze, Felix; Lo, Connie; Lo, Lisa; Chu, Kenny

    2013-01-01

    This article traces the origins of Hong Kong Sign Language (hereafter HKSL) and its subsequent development in relation to the establishment of Deaf education in Hong Kong after World War II. We begin with a detailed description of the history of Deaf education with a particular focus on the role of sign language in such development. We then…

  17. Research Ethics in Sign Language Communities

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    Harris, Raychelle; Holmes, Heidi M.; Mertens, Donna M.

    2009-01-01

    Codes of ethics exist for most professional associations whose members do research on, for, or with sign language communities. However, these ethical codes are silent regarding the need to frame research ethics from a cultural standpoint, an issue of particular salience for sign language communities. Scholars who write from the perspective of…

  18. Visual cortex entrains to sign language.

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    Brookshire, Geoffrey; Lu, Jenny; Nusbaum, Howard C; Goldin-Meadow, Susan; Casasanto, Daniel

    2017-06-13

    Despite immense variability across languages, people can learn to understand any human language, spoken or signed. What neural mechanisms allow people to comprehend language across sensory modalities? When people listen to speech, electrophysiological oscillations in auditory cortex entrain to slow ([Formula: see text]8 Hz) fluctuations in the acoustic envelope. Entrainment to the speech envelope may reflect mechanisms specialized for auditory perception. Alternatively, flexible entrainment may be a general-purpose cortical mechanism that optimizes sensitivity to rhythmic information regardless of modality. Here, we test these proposals by examining cortical coherence to visual information in sign language. First, we develop a metric to quantify visual change over time. We find quasiperiodic fluctuations in sign language, characterized by lower frequencies than fluctuations in speech. Next, we test for entrainment of neural oscillations to visual change in sign language, using electroencephalography (EEG) in fluent speakers of American Sign Language (ASL) as they watch videos in ASL. We find significant cortical entrainment to visual oscillations in sign language sign is strongest over occipital and parietal cortex, in contrast to speech, where coherence is strongest over the auditory cortex. Nonsigners also show coherence to sign language, but entrainment at frontal sites is reduced relative to fluent signers. These results demonstrate that flexible cortical entrainment to language does not depend on neural processes that are specific to auditory speech perception. Low-frequency oscillatory entrainment may reflect a general cortical mechanism that maximizes sensitivity to informational peaks in time-varying signals.

  19. Phonological Awareness for American Sign Language

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    Corina, David P.; Hafer, Sarah; Welch, Kearnan

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the concept of phonological awareness (PA) as it relates to the processing of American Sign Language (ASL). We present data from a recently developed test of PA for ASL and examine whether sign language experience impacts the use of metalinguistic routines necessary for completion of our task. Our data show that deaf signers…

  20. Signs of Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

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    ... Used Drugs in the Past Drug Use Prevention Phone Numbers and Websites Search Share You are here Home » Drugs That People Abuse » Alcohol Facts » Signs of Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Signs of Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Listen ©istock. ...

  1. Signs of Cocaine Abuse and Addiction

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  2. Signs of Painkiller Abuse and Addiction

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    ... Used Drugs in the Past Drug Use Prevention Phone Numbers and Websites Search Share You are here Home » Drugs That People Abuse » Pain Medicine (Oxy, Vike) Facts » Signs of Pain Medicine Abuse and Addiction Signs of Pain Medicine Abuse and Addiction Listen © ...

  3. Signs of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

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    ... Used Drugs in the Past Drug Use Prevention Phone Numbers and Websites Search Share You are here Home » Drugs That People Abuse » Heroin (Smack, Junk) Facts » Signs of Heroin Use and Addiction Signs of Heroin Use and Addiction Listen Heroin ...

  4. Signs of Marijuana Abuse and Addiction

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  5. Sign Detection Theory and Its Applications.

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    Heine, M. H.

    1984-01-01

    Offers characterization of sign-transmission which is more general than conventional signal-transmission theory. Concepts and terminology, formal description of individual communications process, reconciliation with classical signal-detection theory, applications of sign-detection formalism to information retrieval on MEDLINE database, and a…

  6. Signs: een wetenschappelijk tijdschrift in transatlantisch perspectief

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    Ieme van der Poel

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Het Amerikaanse feministische tijdschrift Signs is een belangrijke bron voor de receptie van het Franse feminisme in Amerika. Bovendien geeft het een indruk van het verschil tussen de academische, Amerikaanse vrouwenstudies enerzijds, en de literair en politiek getinte Franse vrouwenbeweging anderzijds. Ieme van der Poel analyseert de jaargangen van Signs tussen 1975 en 1981 vanuit deze gezichtspunten.

  7. Smartphone Based Traffic Sign Inventory and Assessment.

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    2016-01-01

    Road signs are an important part of the infrastructure and are needed to ensure smooth and : safe traffic flow. Faded, occluded, damaged or vandalized signs can confuse or misinform : drivers and lead to unsafe driving behavior. E.g. if a driver is n...

  8. CDC Vital Signs-Preventing Stroke Deaths

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    This podcast is based on the September 2017 CDC Vital Signs report. Each year, more than 140,000 people die and many survivors face disability. Eighty percent of strokes are preventable. Learn the signs of stroke and how to prevent them.

  9. 23 CFR 750.707 - Nonconforming signs.

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    2010-04-01

    ... was lawfully erected but does not comply with the provisions of State law or State regulations passed... affected by the State law or regulations. For example, paper signs nailed to trees, abandoned signs and the... abandonment or discontinuance. Where a State establishes a period of more than one (1) year as a reasonable...

  10. Infant Sign Training and Functional Analysis

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    Normand, Matthew P.; Machado, Mychal A.; Hustyi, Kristin M.; Morley, Allison J.

    2011-01-01

    We taught manual signs to typically developing infants using a reversal design and caregiver-nominated stimuli. We delivered the stimuli on a time-based schedule during baseline. During the intervention, we used progressive prompting and reinforcement, described by Thompson et al. (2004, 2007), to establish mands. Following sign training, we…

  11. CDC Vital Signs: Progress on Childhood Obesity

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    ... VitalSigns – Childhood Obesity [PSA – 0:60 seconds] VitalSigns – Obesidad en niños: [PODCAST – 1:15 minutes] Childhood Overweight ... Prevention and Control MedlinePlus – Obesity in Children MedlinePlus – Obesidad en niños Top of Page Get Email Updates ...

  12. Words Recognized as Units: Systematic Signs.

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    Carlin, John

    1997-01-01

    This historical article proposes that students with deafness in the early grades should be taught easy and familiar words by appropriate sign-language gestures on the fingers and by writing, and that the simple rules of grammar should be explained in the signs in the order of the words. (CR)

  13. Tritium in Exit Signs | RadTown USA | US EPA

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    2017-08-07

    Many exit signs contain tritium to light the sign without batteries or electricity. Using tritium in exit signs allows the sign to remain lit if the power goes out. Tritium is most dangerous when it is inhaled or swallowed. Never tamper with a tritium exit sign. If a tritium exit sign is broken, leave the area immediately and notify the building maintenance staff.

  14. Sharing Vital Signs between mobile phone applications.

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    Karlen, Walter; Dumont, Guy A; Scheffer, Cornie

    2014-01-01

    We propose a communication library, ShareVitalSigns, for the standardized exchange of vital sign information between health applications running on mobile platforms. The library allows an application to request one or multiple vital signs from independent measurement applications on the Android OS. Compatible measurement applications are automatically detected and can be launched from within the requesting application, simplifying the work flow for the user and reducing typing errors. Data is shared between applications using intents, a passive data structure available on Android OS. The library is accompanied by a test application which serves as a demonstrator. The secure exchange of vital sign information using a standardized library like ShareVitalSigns will facilitate the integration of measurement applications into diagnostic and other high level health monitoring applications and reduce errors due to manual entry of information.

  15. Road Signs for UV-Completion

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    Dvali, Gia; Gomez, Cesar

    2012-01-01

    We confront the concepts of Wilsonian UV-completion versus self-completion by Classicalization in theories with derivatively-coupled scalars. We observe that the information about the UV-completion road is encoded in the sign of the derivative terms. We note that the sign of the derivative couplings for which there is no consistent Wilsonian UV-completion is the one that allows for consistent classicalons. This is an indication that for such a sign the vertex must be treated as fundamental and the theory self-protects against potential inconsistencies, such as superluminality, via self-completion by classicalization. Applying this reasoning to the UV-completion of the Standard Model, we see that the information about the Higgs versus classicalization is encoded in the sign of the scattering amplitude of longitudinal W-bosons. Negative sign excludes Higgs or any other weakly-coupled Wilsonian physics.

  16. Eigen-Gradients for Traffic Sign Recognition

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    Sheila Esmeralda Gonzalez-Reyna

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Traffic sign detection and recognition systems include a variety of applications like autonomous driving, road sign inventory, and driver support systems. Machine learning algorithms provide useful tools for traffic sign identification tasks. However, classification algorithms depend on the preprocessing stage to obtain high accuracy rates. This paper proposes a road sign characterization method based on oriented gradient maps and the Karhunen-Loeve transform in order to improve classification performance. Dimensionality reduction may be important for portable applications on resource constrained devices like FPGAs; therefore, our approach focuses on achieving a good classification accuracy by using a reduced amount of attributes compared to some state-of-the-art methods. The proposed method was tested using German Traffic Sign Recognition Benchmark, reaching a dimensionality reduction of 99.3% and a classification accuracy of 95.9% with a Multi-Layer Perceptron.

  17. A FORÇA NORMATIVA DA CONSTITUIÇÃO E A EFICÁCIA DAS NORMAS CONSTITUCIONAIS NO DIREITO BRASILEIRO

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    Dantas, Eduardo Sousa

    2010-01-01

    O princípio da força normativa da Constituição determina a pretensão de eficácia das normas constitucionais.  Inobstante, a distinção sobre os diversos tipos de eficácia das normas constitucionais impede a efetivação desse princípio e ocasiona crises constitucionais, gerando a necessidade de revisitação da delimitação desse princípio.  É o que vem se verificando na doutrina e jurisprudência brasileira.  Nos moldes em que vem sendo atualmente aplicado, o princípio da força normativa serve como...

  18. Aplicación de normas de ergonomia informatica en paginas web en Panama con miras a la creacion de ambientes usables por personas con discapacidad

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    de Fuertes, Laila V.; de Clunie, Gisela T

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo presentamos un estudio, realizado en la República de Panamá, sobre la aplicación de normas de ergonomía informática en el diseño de páginas web y el nivel de aplicación de las regulaciones de ergonomía de software para páginas web en personas con discapacidad. A manera de contribución, introducimos algunos indicadores relativos al desarrollo de páginas web en Panamá, en el contexto del estudio. Un referente importante para el diagnóstico realizado, lo constituyen las Normas IS...

  19. Sociolinguistic Variation and Change in British Sign Language Number Signs: Evidence of Leveling?

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    Stamp, Rose; Schembri, Adam; Fenlon, Jordan; Rentelis, Ramas

    2015-01-01

    This article presents findings from the first major study to investigate lexical variation and change in British Sign Language (BSL) number signs. As part of the BSL Corpus Project, number sign variants were elicited from 249 deaf signers from eight sites throughout the UK. Age, school location, and language background were found to be significant…

  20. Information structure in Russian Sign Language and Sign Language of the Netherlands

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    Kimmelman, V.

    2014-01-01

    This dissertation explores Information Structure in two sign languages: Sign Language of the Netherlands and Russian Sign Language. Based on corpus data and elicitation tasks we show how topic and focus are expressed in these languages. In particular, we show that topics can be marked syntactically

  1. Signed Language Working Memory Capacity of Signed Language Interpreters and Deaf Signers

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    Wang, Jihong; Napier, Jemina

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated the effects of hearing status and age of signed language acquisition on signed language working memory capacity. Professional Auslan (Australian sign language)/English interpreters (hearing native signers and hearing nonnative signers) and deaf Auslan signers (deaf native signers and deaf nonnative signers) completed an…

  2. INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ASPECTS OF DEALING WITH THE CONTEMPORARY TERRORISM THREATS

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    Vesna Poposka

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Recent challenges in international security posed by two terrorist organizations, Al Qaeda and ISIS, have highlighted an urgent domestic and foreign policy challenge. Terrorism has been, for more than a decade, top headline in the world media, and the cost of terrorist activities is expressed in numerous human lives and enormous material damage. Yet to date, international organizations and governments have not been successful in the attempt to find a common definition or uniform approach. Up to now, the approaches towards terrorist activities differ from case to case. There is no single legal regime to deal with terrorist activities, and the legal regime is what gives the answer and the framework for the counter-terrorist activities of the security forces, in order to be able to deal with the threat. This paper will attempt to answer at least some of the dilemmas.

  3. Ten Rules for Dealing with Negative Contributions in Social Media

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    Adriana Stránská

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Social media is becoming a key part of business communication strategy. Despite all the advantages, social media also poses a threat to business reputation. Dissatisfied customers can reach a large audience and share their negative experiences with others. This paper deals with the impact of social media on the practice of public relations. The goal of the paper is to formulate a set of rules for dealing with negative contributions and generally with crisis communication in social media. It is based on two surveys. Individual interviews with social media experts are the core part of the analysis. They are complemented by questioning of consumers to get deeper insight into complaining behavior via social media. The defined set of rules provides a useful tool for the social media crisis management.

  4. Dealing with scientific integrity issues: the Spanish experience.

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    Puigdomènech, Pere

    2014-02-01

    Integrity has been an important matter of concern for the scientific community as it affects the basis of its activities. Most countries having a significant scientific activity have dealt with this problem by different means, including drafting specific legal or soft law regulations and the appointment of stable or ad hoc committees that take care of these questions. This has also been the case in Spain. After the period of transition between dictatorship to a democratic regime, and, particularly, after the entrance in the European Union, scientific activity has increased in the country. As it could be expected, problems of misconduct have appeared and different institutions have been dealing with these matters. One of the best examples is that of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), the largest institution devoted to scientific research belonging to the Spanish Government. The experience of the CSIC’s Ethics Committee in dealing with conflicts related to scientific practices is discussed here.

  5. Pricing summer day options by good-deal bounds

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    Kanamura, Takashi; Ohashi, Kazuhiko

    2009-01-01

    Despite the worldwide popularity of CDD- and HDD-type weather derivatives based on temperature, a different class of weather derivatives, so-called summer day options, is more popular in Japan; the payoffs are determined by the number of summer days (i.e., the days whose average temperature is above 25 C) during the contract period. In this paper, we price such summer day options by the good-deal bounds of Cochrane and Saa-Requejo [Cochrane, J.H., and J. Saa-Requejo, 2000, Beyond Arbitrage: Good-Deal Asset Price Bounds in Incomplete Markets, Journal of Political Economy 108, 79-119.], using temperature data for Tokyo. (author)

  6. Arrangements for dealing with emergencies at civil nuclear installations

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    Turner, M.J.; Robinson, I.F.

    1989-01-01

    This paper covers arrangements for dealing with nuclear emergencies at sites licensed by the Health and Safety Executive/Nuclear Installations Inspectorate. Such arrangements are over and above the contingency plans required for radiation incidents as required by the Ionising Radiations Regulations. The statutory position of the NII is described and, although the NII is limited to regulating the activities of the operator, the functions of the other organisations that could be involved in dealing with an emergency are briefly covered in order to give as complete a picture as possible. The basis for emergency planning is given together with the consequences and countermeasures for mitigation of a nuclear emergency, including the use of ERLs. The requirements for emergency exercises are explained. (author)

  7. Dealing with interests, values and knowledge in managing risk

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    2004-01-01

    Radioactive waste management is an area of public interest in which Stakeholder involvement has largely proven itself to be beneficial to all parties and processes concerned. With growing experience, sharing best practice can be useful at the international level. These workshop proceedings deal with the local partnership methodology employed in Belgium in order to develop an integrated proposal to the national Government to construct and operate a disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste that is adapted to local conditions. The partnerships are formed amongst representatives of local organisations in affected communities and representatives of the Belgian national radioactive waste management agency. Insights are provided into a unique - and so far very successful - governance approach to dealing with interests, values and knowledge in managing risk. (author)

  8. Preparación en normas internacionales de información financiera en las Pymes de Villavicencio – Colombia

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    María del Carmen Ruíz Sánchez

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available El proceso de convergencia contable hacia estándares internacionales, en Colombia, se convirtió en todo un reto para las pequeñas y medianas entidades (Pymes, debido a la reciente normatividad que las rige, a la escasez de estudios que sirvan de guía y a grandes limitaciones de recursos: financieros, tecnológicos y humanos para su implementación. Este artículo presenta los resultados finales de un proyecto de investigación, que busca establecer los efectos del nivel de preparación en Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (NIIF en su proceso de implementación, en las Pymes de Villavicencio. Se describen las características y evolución del proceso en una muestra de 34 Pymes. Los resultados indican que la mayoría de las Pymes no iniciaron el proceso, de acuerdo con el cronograma fijado para ello y, las que lo hicieron, evidencian grandes debilidades en la preparación que generan retrasos en su desarrollo; igualmente, se proponen múltiples interrogantes, que con seguridad, se constituirán en insumos para futuros estudios.

  9. REQUISITOS DAS NORMAS DE UM SGI VERSUS REQUISITOS DOS CLIENTES: Um estudo de caso em uma empresa do ramo offshore

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    Simone Barcellos de Jesus Targueta

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa qualitativa realizada em uma empresa de inspeção, manutenção e reparo de equipamentos que acumulam pressão e de equipamentos destinados à segurança da região Norte do Estado do Rio de Janeiro que, por força de mercado, decidiu implantar um sistema integrado de gestão da qualidade com base nas NBR’s ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004(Sistema de Gestão Ambiental e OHSAS 18001:2007(Segurança e Saúde. Nesta pesquisa, buscou-se confrontar os requisitos dos principais clientes com os requisitos das normas a fim de verificar se a adoção das mesmas tornaria a organização capaz de atender plenamente aos requisitos dos clientes. A análise demonstrou que a certificação de uma empresa pode não ser suficiente para a plena satisfação de seus clientes.

  10. ESTUDOS SOBRE A IMPLEMENTAÇÃO DAS NORMAS INTERNACIONAIS DE CONTABILIDADE: o setor de telecomunicações brasileiro

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    Sidmar Roberto Vieira Almeida

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa teve por objetivo promover a pesquisa e a produção de trabalhos acadêmicos abordando a temática da contabilidade em mercados regulados, buscando evidências empíricas no universo de empresas brasileiras, tendo como foco contribuir para o aperfeiçoamento das relações entre os diferentes players envolvidos com o mercado de capitais. Tal estudo é relevante na medida em que se propõem a analisar os impactos da adoção das normas internacionais de contabilidade em um setor específico, propiciando uma visão mais aprofundada sobre quais alterações contábeis foram mais impactantes nos setores em questão.   The research aims to address the issue of accounting in regulated markets, seeking empirical evidence in the universe of Brazilian companies, focusing contribute to the improvement of relations between the different players involved in the capital market. Understanding the efficiency of the Brazilian capital market after adoption of international accounting standards and the role of the explanatory notes to present more complete information regarding the business operations is critical. This research sought through the presentation and discussion of studies, offer a range of contributions to investors, market analysts, regulators and other researchers; towards a better understanding of the effects generated in the telecommunications industry.

  11. Análisis de normas contables y su impacto en la determinación del impuesto a la renta

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    Uvillús, Gabriel

    2008-01-01

    Los estados financieros que preparan las sociedades y las personas naturales obligadas a llevar contabilidad al cierre de un ejercicio económico se elaboran considerando las normas contables nacionales e internacionales, resoluciones y circulares de la Superintendencia de Compañías con la finalidad de presentar estados financieros bajo principios de contabilidad generalmente aceptados, sin embargo, dentro del ámbito tributario se establece que la supremacía de las leyes tributa...

  12. A CONTABILIDADE COMOAPOIO PARAAGERAÇÃO DE INFORMAÇÕES SOCIAIS APLICADAS À NORMA SA 8000: UM ESTUDO DE CASO

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    Maristela Mercedes Bauer

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo foi desenvolvido através da aplicação de uma lista de verificação construída com o auxílio da contabilidade, para verificar os requisitos necessários para a certificação pela norma SA 8000. A revisão de literatura da pesquisa abordou a contabilidade como sistema de informações apoiando a gestão em resposta a necessidade de informações. A norma SA 8000, com foco na responsabilidade social coorporativa, prescreve, como questão básica, o atendimento às convenções da OIT (Organização Internacional do Trabalho, à Declaração dos Direitos Humanos e à Declaração Universal dos Direitos da Criança. Dentro do preceito inicial de atender à legislação, a norma menciona os seguintes requisitos: trabalho infantil, trabalho forçado, saúde e segurança, liberdade de associação e direito à negociação coletiva, discriminação, práticas disciplinares, horário de trabalho, remuneração e sistema de gestão. Constatou-se também que a contabilidade, representada por contadores gerenciais, auxiliará a área de recursos humanos da empresa a realizar uma auditoria. Palavras-chave: Contabilidade. Responsabilidade Social. Requisitos da norma. Auditoria.

  13. Dealing with local and international media - experience of Lithuania

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    Bieliauskas, V.

    2000-01-01

    Public acceptance is one of most serious conditions for nuclear power introduction or successful operation of nuclear power plants. After restoring it's independence, Lithuania inherited large nuclear power plant RBMK type reactors widely known as Chernobyl type reactors. Several small case studies of dealing with the media on nuclear matters are presented and efforts to adopt an active attitude on different levels are described. (author)

  14. Strategies for dealing with resistance to recommendations from accident investigations

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    Lundberg, Jonas; Rollenhagen, Carl; Hollnagel, Erik; Rankin, Amy

    2012-01-01

    Accident investigation reports usually lead to a set of recommendations for change. These recommendations are, however, sometimes resisted for reasons such as various aspects of ethics and power. When accident investigators are aware of this, they use several strategies to overcome the resistance. This paper describes strategies for dealing with four different types of resistance to change. The strategies were derived from qualitative analysis of 25 interviews with Swedish accident investigat...

  15. Signs of Life on Venus

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    Ksanfomality, L.

    2012-04-01

    The search for "habitable zones" in extrasolar planetary systems is based on the premise of "normal" physical conditions in a habitable zone, i.e. pressure, temperature range, and atmospheric composition similar to those on the Earth. However, one should not exclude completely the possibility of the existence of life at relatively high temperatures, despite the fact that at the first glance it seems impossible. The planet Venus with its dense, hot (735 K), oxigenless CO2 - atmosphere and high 92 bar-pressure at the surface could be the natural laboratory for the studies of this type. Amid exoplanets, celestial bodies with the physical conditions similar to the Venusian can be met. The only existing data of actual close-in observations of Venus' surface are the results of a series of missions of the soviet VENERA landers which took place the 1970's and 80's in the atmosphere and on the surface of Venus. For 36 and 29 years since these missions, respectively, I repeatedly returned to the obtained images of the Venus' surface in order to reveal on them any unusual objects observed in the real conditions of Venus. The new analysis of the Venus' panoramas was based on the search of unusual elements in two ways. Since the efficiency of the VENERA landers maintained for a long time they produced a large number of primary television panoramas during the lander's work. Thus, one can try to detect: (a) any differences in successive images (appearance or disappearance of parts of the image or change of their shape), and understand what these changes are related to (e.g., wind), and whether they are related to hypothetical habitability of a planet. Another sign (b) of the wanted object is their morphological peculiarities which distinguishes them from the ordinary surface details. The results of VENERA-9 (1975) and VENERA -13 (1982) are of the main interest. A few relatively large objects ranging from a decimeter to half meter and with unusual morphology were observed in some

  16. Iran’s geopolitics in Eurasia after the nuclear deal

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    Noemi Rocca

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    Full Text Available Since the positive conclusion of the Iran nuclear deal, Iran is enhancing economic, military, energy and security ties with many countries, particularly with its Caucasus and Central Asian neighbours. Relations with Russia and China — which never stopped — are experiencing a new boom. Access to international financial markets — allowed by the progressive lifting of sanctions — coupled with the expected revenues from oil exports will modernise the Iranian industrial structure and make resources available for new infrastructure projects. This article approaches Iran’s geopolitics from a peculiar angle, that is through analysis of the offers Iran made in 2003 and 2005 to the United States and the European Union for solving the nuclear dispute. This article argues, firstly, that these proposals — focused not just on nuclear issues, but also on geopolitical matters — can shed light on how Iran shapes and conveys its geopolitical role in the Middle East and Central Asia; secondly, that such a role has been “legitimised” by global players like the United States, China, Russia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European Union (i.e., the 5 + 1 countries which participated at the last round of the nuclear deal through the positive conclusion of the deal; and, finally, that Iran’s geopolitical role within the greater Eurasian space will increasingly assume more important dimensions.

  17. Societal and economic valuation of technology-transfer deals

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    Holmes, Joseph S., Jr.

    2009-09-01

    The industrial adoption of concepts such as open innovation brings new legitimacy to activities technology-transfer professionals have conducted for over 20 years. This movement highlights the need for an increased understanding of the valuation of intellectual property (IP) and technology-transfer deals. Valuation, though a centerpiece of corporate finance, is more challenging when applied to the inherent uncertainty surrounding innovation. Technology-transfer professionals are often overwhelmed by the complexity and data requirements of valuation techniques and skeptical of their applicability to and utility for technology transfer. The market longs for an approach which bridges the gap between valuation fundamentals and technology-transfer realities. This paper presents the foundations of a simple, flexible, precise/accurate, and useful framework for considering the valuation of technology-transfer deals. The approach is predicated on a 12-factor model—a 3×4 value matrix predicated on categories of economic, societal, and strategic value. Each of these three categories consists of three core subcategories followed by a fourth "other" category to facilitate inevitable special considerations. This 12-factor value matrix provides a framework for harvesting data during deals and for the application of best-of-breed valuation techniques which can be employed on a per-factor basis. Future work will include framework implementation within a database platform.

  18. Studies for the elaboration of standards of energy efficiency in constructions; Estudios para la elaboracion de normas de eficiencia energetica en edificaciones

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    Ramos Niembro, Gaudencio; Heard, Christopher [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico); Hernandez Pensado, Fernando [Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (Mexico)

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    The obtaining of the first drafts of standard of energy efficiency implicate diverse research work previous to its elaboration, which include the justification and the analysis of the reason of the variables to consider, the corresponding cost-benefit study that gives viability to the standard and a procedure of calculation for its fulfillment. The present paper relates the diverse aspects that were analyzed for the justification, the revision and the obtaining of the first drafts of the first standards of energy efficiency in nonresidential constructions that are hoped to be implemented in Mexico. [Spanish] La obtencion de los anteproyectos de norma de eficiencia energetica implica diversos trabajos de investigacion previos a su elaboracion, los cuales incluyen la justificacion y el analisis del porque de las variables a considerar, el estudio costo- beneficio correspondiente, que da viabilidad a la norma y un procedimiento de calculo para su cumplimiento. El presente trabajo relata los diversos aspectos que se analizaron para la justificacion, la revision y la obtencion de los anteproyectos de las primeras normas de eficiencia energetica en edificaciones no residenciales que se esperan implantar en Mexico.

  19. APLICAÇÃO DAS NORMAS FEDERAIS DE EDUCAÇÃO AOS SISTEMAS DE ENSINO DOS ESTADOS FEDERADOS E DOS MUNICÍPIOS

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    Aristides Cimadon

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo procurou apresentar um estudo no sentido de clarificar de que forma se aplicam as normas federais de educação aos sistemas estaduais de ensino. Procurou-se fazer um estudo das competências dos Entes Federados no que se refere à educação e, à luz do Direito Educacional, por meio de análise sistemática, apresentou-se uma posição doutrinária a respeito da eficácia das normas federais nos sistemas de ensino dos Estados e dos Municípios, com o objetivo de orientar gestores e educadores nas decisões a respeito das normas de educação. É consabido que os sistemas de ensino, a partir do que determina a Constituição brasileira em seu artigo 211, seguindo a proposição republicana federativa, têm autonomia de competências desde que respeitada a legislação geral nacional determinada pela Lei de Diretrizes e Bases da Educação Nacional (Lei n. 9.394/96 (BRASIL, 1996. Palavras-chave: Educação. Ensino. Sistemas de ensino. Direito Educacional.

  20. Entre el juego y la agresión: Normas y reglas del evento comunicativo lúdico en un contexto escolar

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    Luisa Fernanda Guarín-García

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación tuvo como propósito comprender la agresión comunicativa entre estudiantes de cuarto grado de primaria. Nos enfocamos en el análisis de la agresión como un tipo de evento comunicativo que se desarrolla a través de normas de interacción e interpretación lingüística -verbales y no verbales- aprendidas y desarrolladas en comunidades de habla específicas. A través de un ejercicio extenso de etnografía de aula realizamos un análisis de actos comunicativos entre los escolares, especialmente durante los juegos. Analizamos las normas de interacción e interpretación puestas en escena durante eventos comunicativos escolares y lúdicos, para conocer los procesos de articulación de los enunciados interpretados como agresivos por los niños y las niñas. Los resultados señalan que en la dimensión comunicativa del juego escolar pueden surgir agresiones debido al manejo que los participantes hacen de las reglas y las normas comunicativas desarrolladas en el entorno cultural en el cual crecen e interactúan. El conjunto de competencias comunicativas aprendidas suele ser aprovechado para legitimar actos e interacciones agresivas de manera implícita, e incluirlo como parte de su cotidianidad escolar.

  1. Norma jurídica da LEI MARIA DA PENHA EM AÇÃO: análise pragmático-cognitiva

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    Fábio José Rauen

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, guiados pela noção teórica de conciliação de metas de Rauen (2014, analisamos como a norma jurídica da Lei Maria da Penha é acionada em um caso de oferecimento de representação contra um agressor e solicitação de medidas protetivas à vítima. A análise sugere que a petição inicial se organizada em torno da norma jurídica, pois a seção de fatos qualifica o representado como transgressor da norma dispositiva, a seção de direitos destaca sanções para a transgressão, e a seção de pedidos decorre destas premissas. Os dados indicam que o texto funciona como hipótese abdutiva antefactual habilitadora, ao viabilizar que o juiz faça inferências similares e defira as medidas pela força lógica da conjunção dos fatos com o texto da Lei.

  2. La confianza, la satisfacción, las normas relacionales, el oportunismo y la dependencia como antecedentes del compromiso organizacional del trabajador

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    Sonia San Martín Gutiérrez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer los determinantes más importantes del compromiso afectivo, normativo y de continuidad del trabajador con la empresa. Nuestra propuesta contempla tanto antecedentes de tipo relacional o interpersonal (confianza, satisfacción y normas relacionales como de tipo económico (oportunismo empresarial y dependencia. El contraste de las hipótesis propuestas, con una muestra de trabajadores mexicanos, indica que tanto el compromiso afectivo como el normativo inciden en el de continuidad; la satisfacción, las normas relacionales y la percepción de oportunismo son los principales antecedentes del compromiso afectivo; y la confianza y la dependencia lo son del compromiso normativo. Por otra parte, la confianza y las normas relacionales contribuyen al aumento de la satisfacción laboral, mientras que los antecedentes del compromiso afectivo lo hacen también, indirectamente, en el compromiso normativo. Estos resultados arrojan interesantes implicaciones para el ámbito académico y profesional.

  3. Metodika stanovení velikosti detekovaného signálu v EREM

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    Potoma, Jaroslav

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    Předkládaná práce se zabývá problematikou environmentální rastrovací elektronové mikroskopie (EREM) a detekcí signálních elektronů pomocí ionizačního detektoru.Hlavní náplní této práce je porovnání osciloskopické metody stanovení velikosti signálu s metodou vyhodnocování velikosti signálu z úrovně šedi ze snímků standartních vzorků. Vyhodnocení výhod a nevýhod obou metod. This work deals with problematics of enviromental scanning electron microscopy and detection of signal electrons by ion...

  4. The Phonetics of Head and Body Movement in the Realization of American Sign Language Signs.

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    Tyrone, Martha E; Mauk, Claude E

    2016-01-01

    Because the primary articulators for sign languages are the hands, sign phonology and phonetics have focused mainly on them and treated other articulators as passive targets. However, there is abundant research on the role of nonmanual articulators in sign language grammar and prosody. The current study examines how hand and head/body movements are coordinated to realize phonetic targets. Kinematic data were collected from 5 deaf American Sign Language (ASL) signers to allow the analysis of movements of the hands, head and body during signing. In particular, we examine how the chin, forehead and torso move during the production of ASL signs at those three phonological locations. Our findings suggest that for signs with a lexical movement toward the head, the forehead and chin move to facilitate convergence with the hand. By comparison, the torso does not move to facilitate convergence with the hand for signs located at the torso. These results imply that the nonmanual articulators serve a phonetic as well as a grammatical or prosodic role in sign languages. Future models of sign phonetics and phonology should take into consideration the movements of the nonmanual articulators in the realization of signs. © 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  5. Sign rules for anisotropic quantum spin systems

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    Bishop, R. F.; Farnell, D. J. J.; Parkinson, J. B.

    2000-01-01

    We present exact ''sign rules'' for various spin-s anisotropic spin-lattice models. It is shown that, after a simple transformation which utilizes these sign rules, the ground-state wave function of the transformed Hamiltonian is positive definite. Using these results exact statements for various expectation values of off-diagonal operators are presented, and transitions in the behavior of these expectation values are observed at particular values of the anisotropy. Furthermore, the importance of such sign rules in variational calculations and quantum Monte Carlo calculations is emphasized. This is illustrated by a simple variational treatment of a one-dimensional anisotropic spin model

  6. A norma regulamentadora 32 e suas implicações sobre os trabalhadores de enfermagem La norma reglamentaria 32 y sus implicaciones sobre los trabajadores de enfermería Regulatory standard 32 and its implications for nursing workers

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    Maria Lúcia do Carmo Cruz Robazzi

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Os trabalhadores dos estabelecimentos de assistência à saúde muitas vezes enfrentam situações laborais inapropriadas não as considerando, entretanto, como perigosas, mesmo que as evidências científicas mostrem a presença de vários agentes de riscos ocupacionais nos ambientes de trabalho. O objetivo deste texto foi apresentar a Norma Regulamentadora (NR 32, de Segurança e Saúde no Trabalho em Estabelecimentos de Assistência à Saúde. Esta NR é importante no cenário brasileiro, pois inexiste legislação específica que trate das questões de segurança e saúde no trabalho no setor da saúde e as normatizações existentes encontram-se esparsas e reunidas em outras NR e resoluções, que não foram construídas especificamente para tal finalidade. Conclui-se que mudanças benéficas poderão ser alcançadas por meio da implantação da referida NR, uma vez que procedimentos e medidas protetoras deverão ser realizadas, promovendo-se segurança no trabalho e prevenção de acidentes e doenças ocupacionais entre os trabalhadores da área da saúde.Muchas veces, los trabajadores de los establecimientos de atención a la salud se enfrentan con situaciones laborales inadecuadas sin considerarlas, entretanto, como peligrosas, aún cuando las evidencias científicas muestran la presencia de varios agentes de riesgos ocupacionales en los ambientes de trabajo. La finalidad de este texto fue presentar la Norma Reglamentaria (NR 32, de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo en Establecimientos de Atención a la Salud. Esta NR es importante en el escenario brasileño, ya que no existe legislación federal específica a cerca de las cuestiones de seguridad y salud en el trabajo en el sector de salud y las normatizaciones existentes se encuentran dispersadas y reunidas en otras NR y resoluciones, que no fueron construidas específicamente para tal finalidad. Fue concluido que podrán ser alcanzados cambios benéficos mediante la implantación de la

  7. Normas percebidas por estudantes universitários sobre o uso de álcool pelos pares Normas percibidas por los estudiantes universitarios sobre el uso de alcohol entre sus pares Perceived norms of peer alcohol use among university students

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    Elias Barbosa de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O álcool é a droga lícita de maior prevalência entre estudantes universitários e consumida de forma recreacional. Os objetivos deste estudo foram identificar as normas percebidas sobre o uso de álcool entre estudantes universitários, contrastar a percepção dos estudantes em relação ao uso de álcool por seus pares com a atual prevalência do uso de álcool e comparar o próprio uso de álcool com a percepção do uso de álcool pelos pares. Utilizou-se a técnica (survey com 275 estudantes de uma universidade pública do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil, em 2008. A percepção dos estudantes sobre o uso de álcool pelos pares uma vez na vida e nos últimos doze meses foi acurada, porém, em relação aos últimos trinta dias houve percepção errônea (hiperestimativa. Os estudantes consomem bebidas alcoólicas de forma recreacional, principalmente em festas e bares, em companhia de amigos e pares. O consumo se mostra acima dos padrões estabelecidos.El alcohol es la droga lícita de mayor consumo entre estudiantes universitarios, siendo su consumo considerado como de diversión. Los objetivos de este estudio fueron identificar las normas percibidas sobre el uso del alcohol entre estudiantes universitarios. Se deseaba comparar la percepción que los estudiantes tenían en relación al uso de alcohol entre sus pares con el uso real que los propios estudiantes hacían del alcohol. Se utilizó la técnica de la encuesta en 275 estudiantes, en una universidad pública de Río de Janeiro, en Brasil, en 2008. Se encontró que la percepción de los estudiantes sobre el uso del alcohol entre sus pares, en alguna vez en la vida y en los últimos doce meses, fue exacta, pero en relación a los últimos treinta días tuvieron una percepción errónea, esta fue sobreestimada. También, los estudiantes consumen bebidas alcohólicas para divertirse, principalmente en fiestas y bares en compañía de amigos y pares. Finalmente se encontró que el consumo es

  8. El reconocimiento jurisprudencial de la tortura y de la desaparición forzada de personas como normas imperativas de derecho internacional público

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    Gonzalo Aguilar Cavallo

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    Full Text Available Una de las características más sobresalientes de la realidad jurídica del mundo moderno consiste en la presencia creciente del Derecho Internacional contemporáneo al momento de adoptar decisiones legislativas o jurisprudenciales en el ámbito de la jurisdicción interna de los Estados. Una de las principales normas que aparecen como cruciales en este aspecto son aquellas llamadas normas de ius cogens. Tanto tribunales internacionales como regionales y nacionales están reconociendo y recurriendo cada vez más a estas normas imperativas e inderogables. Debido a los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo, especialmente en el último tiempo, ciertas normas imperativas, como la prohibición de la tortura, adquieren para los órganos legislativos, ejecutivos y judiciales de los Estados una función inspiradora y orientadora fundamental. La actividad jurisprudencial desarrollada por los órganos jurisdiccionales tanto internacionales como extranjeros, constituye una demostración de que, debido a la interacción e interdependencia creciente entre el derecho interno y el Derecho Internacional, sin lugar a dudas, estas normas jugarán un rol mayor en el ámbito interno de los EstadosOne of the most outstanding features of the modern world legal current issues consists in increasing presence of the contemporary international law at the moment of adopting law making or judicial decisions within states domestic jurisdiction. One of the main provisions that appear to be crucial in this aspect is those called imperative or ius cogens. International, regional and national tribunals are increasingly recognizing and applying these imperative and non derogable norms. Due to the world events especially in recent times, some peremptory norms like the prohibition of torture provide legislative, executive and judicial state's bodies with a major inspiring and guiding role. As a result of the hierarchy of these norms and the increasing interaction and

  9. LA OPINIÓN DEL ALUMNADO SOBRE LAS NORMAS DE CONVIVENCIA: ESTUDIO DE UN INSTITUTO DE EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA DE LA CIUDAD DE CEUTA

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    Francisco Díaz Rosas

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    Full Text Available Este artículo, forma parte de una investigación más extensa realizada en un Instituto de Educación Secundaria de la Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta que abarcó diferentes aspectos relacionados con la convivencia escolar y cuyo principal objetivo era la elaboración del Plan de Convivencia del centro. Una de las líneas de trabajo de dicho Plan se centró en una serie de actuaciones dirigidas a los alumnos. Para ello se recabó la opinión de una muestra de alumnos de ambos ciclos de ESO en relación a las normas de convivencia como paso previo para el diseño de las actividades. De este modo se pudo comprobar cuáles son los aspectos que merecen mayor atención y, al mismo tiempo, determinar las posibles causas del incumplimiento de las normas. Entre los objetivos del estudio se encuentran la determinación del grado de conocimiento quelos alumnos tienen de las normas, su participación en la elaboración de las mismas, la finalidad que le atribuyen y el grado de cumplimiento de las mismas. Destacan dos tipos de conclusiones: de un lado, la gran mayoría declara conocer las normas de convivencia, que estas son necesarias, aclaran lo que está permitido y lo que no, y reconocen su valor educativo al estar puestas más para prevenir que para castigar; de otro, la mayoría considera que las normas de convivencia no son justas, que los profesores no colaboran para conseguir su cumplimiento, y que los alumnos han participado poco en su elaboración. A partir de los resultados obtenidos se sugiere abordar la necesaria adaptación y modificación del reglamento de régimen interior con la participación de todos los sectores de la comunidad educativa y, en vez de centrarse obsesivamente en las medidas sancionadoras debe orientarse aconcretar aquellos aspectos que hagan del centro un lugar de convivencia, optimizando los recursos humanos y materiales en el marco de la legislación.

  10. Performance of pile supported sign structures : [brief].

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    Sign structures in Wisconsin are typically supported by drilled shaft foundations or spread : footing foundations. However, when the soil conditions are not suitable to be supported on : drilled shafts or spread footings, a group of piles could suppo...

  11. Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease): Signs and Symptoms

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    ... Exposure Communication Resources Videos Audio Infographics & Illustrations Factsheets Posters Virus Ecology Graphic Signs and Symptoms Recommend on ... site? Adobe PDF file Microsoft PowerPoint file Microsoft Word file Microsoft Excel file Audio/Video file Apple ...

  12. CDC Vital Signs: Asthma in the US

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    ... gov . Vital Signs Topics Covered Alcohol Antibiotic Resistance Cancer Cardiovascular Diseases Diseases & Conditions Food Safety Healthcare-associated Infections Healthy Living HIV / AIDS Injury, Violence & Safety Motor Vehicle Safety Obesity ...

  13. CDC Vital Signs: HIV Care Saves Lives

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    ... gov . Vital Signs Topics Covered Alcohol Antibiotic Resistance Cancer Cardiovascular Diseases Diseases & Conditions Food Safety Healthcare-associated Infections Healthy Living HIV / AIDS Injury, Violence & Safety Motor Vehicle Safety Obesity ...

  14. Vital Signs-Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks

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    This podcast is based on the June 2014 CDC Vital Signs report. Norovirus infects about 20 million Americans each year. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from this very contagious, potentially serious illness.

  15. Symbol signing design for older drivers

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    This project evaluated the effectiveness of symbol traffic signs for young, middle-aged and elderly drivers. Daytime legibility distance and comprehension of 85 symbols in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) were measured. Legibilit...

  16. Photometric requirements for portable changeable message signs.

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    This project reviewed the performance of pchangeable message signs (PCMSs) and developed photometric standards to establish performance requirements. In addition, researchers developed photometric test methods and recommended them for use in evaluati...

  17. Vital Signs-Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

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    This podcast is based on the January 2015 CDC Vital Signs report. In the United States, an average of six people die every day from alcohol poisoning. Learn what you can do to prevent binge drinking and alcohol poisoning.

  18. 27 CFR 6.102 - Outside signs.

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    ... OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS âTIED-HOUSEâ Exceptions § 6.102 Outside signs. The act by an industry member... advertising matter about the product or the industry member which is permanently inscribed or securely affixed...

  19. Hazard sign comprehension among illiterate adults

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    Hazard signs have been considered an effective mode of transferring safety .... United Kingdom and the United States of America, indicating that hazard ..... primary providers of these programmes (Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993).

  20. Mental Illness in Children: Know the Signs

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    ... how you can help. By Mayo Clinic Staff Mental illness in children can be hard for parents to ... help they need. Understand the warning signs of mental illness in children and how you can help your ...

  1. Water Breaking: Understand This Sign of Labor

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    Healthy Lifestyle Labor and delivery, postpartum care Water breaking worries? Prepare yourself for childbirth by getting the facts about this important sign of labor. By Mayo Clinic Staff If you're ...

  2. Diversity and equity: dealing with biological and social differences

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    Friedhelm Nachreiner

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available In the context of the design of working hours inequities in health associated with biological, psychological, social, and socioeconomic diversities can be observed. The paper first tries to set up a frame of reference for a discussion of this topic, relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and some recent discussions on equity in health and then goes into some factors that produce inequities in health in the context of the design of working hours, dealing with sex or gender, age and job age, personality traits, marital status, social support, diversities in values, and socio-economic differences; the discussion deals with approaches on how to deal with these differences and inequities.No contexto do planejamento das horas de trabalho, observam-se iniqüidades na saúde associadas à diversidade biológica, psicológica, social e socioeconômica. Inicialmente, procura-se criar uma estrutura de referência para a discussão do assunto, relacionando-o à Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos e a discussões recentes sobre eqüidade em saúde. Em seguida, passa-se a alguns fatores que causam iniqüidades em saúde no contexto do planejamento das horas de trabalho, associados ao sexo ou gênero, idade e tempo de permanência no serviço, características de personalidade, estado civil, apoio social, diversidades de valores e diferenças socioeconômicas; a discussão estende-se sobre enfoques para lidar com estas diferenças e iniqüidades.

  3. DEALS: a maintainable superconducting magnet system for tokamak fusion reactors

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    Hseih, S.Y.; Danby, G.; Powell, J.R.

    1979-01-01

    The feasibility of demountable superconducting magnet systems has been examined in a design study of a DEALS [Demountable Externally Anchored Low Stress] TF magnet for an HFITR [High Field Ignition Test Reactor] Tokamak device. All parts of the system appear feasible, including the demountable superconducting joints. Measurements on small scale prototype joints indicate that movable pressure contact joints exhibit acceptable electrical, mechanical, and cryogenic performance. Such joints permit a relatively simple support structure and are readily demountable. Assembly and disassembly sequences are described whereby any failed portion of the magnet, or any part of the reactor inside the TF coils can be removed and replaced if necessary

  4. Strategies for dealing with resistance to recommendations from accident investigations

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    Lundberg, J.; Rollenhagen, C.; Hollnagel, E.

    2012-01-01

    Accident investigation reports usually lead to a set of recommendations for change. These recommendations are, however, sometimes resisted for reasons such as various aspects of ethics and power. When accident investigators are aware of this, they use several strategies to overcome the resistance....... This paper describes strategies for dealing with four different types of resistance to change. The strategies were derived from qualitative analysis of 25 interviews with Swedish accident investigators from seven application domains. The main contribution of the paper is a better understanding of effective...... strategies for achieving change associated with accident investigation. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved....

  5. Dealing with hunger: Metabolic stress responses in tumors

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    Michael A Reid

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Increased nutrient uptake and usage is a hallmark of many human malignancies. During the course of tumorigenesis, cancer cells often outstrip their local nutrient supply leading to periods of nutrient deprivation. Interestingly, cancer cells often develop strategies to adapt and survive these challenging conditions. Accordingly, understanding these processes is critical for developing therapies that target cancer metabolism. Exciting new progress has been made in elucidating the mechanisms used by cancer cells under nutrient restricted conditions. In this review, we highlight recent studies that have brought insight into how cancer cells deal with low nutrient environments.

  6. ECONOMICS NOBEL: Dealing With Biases and Discrete Choices.

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    Seife, C

    2000-10-20

    This year's Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences, given in honor of Alfred Nobel, goes to two researchers who gave the field of microeconomics--the study of individuals' economic behavior--new tools to help draw conclusions from imperfect data. James Heckman of the University of Chicago wins half of this year's prize for coming up with ways to deal with selection biases. Daniel McFadden of the University of California, Berkeley, tackled a different conundrum: how to quantify discrete choices rather than continuous ones.

  7. Panorama 2001 energy and petroleum, the new international deal

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    Giannesini, J.F.

    2001-01-01

    This document analyses the main events of the petroleum and gas industries, in year 2000. A great importance is given to the petroleum price which governs the industry activity. A second part deals with the impacts of exploration-production investments. The environmental impacts of the hydrocarbons consumption is also discussed with the analysis of the carbon dioxide emission and the associated climatic change. The green book on the energy supplying safety is presented and discussed as the forecasting scenario concerning the energy policy. (A.L.B.)

  8. Strategies for dealing with resistance to recommendations from accident investigations.

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    Lundberg, Jonas; Rollenhagen, Carl; Hollnagel, Erik; Rankin, Amy

    2012-03-01

    Accident investigation reports usually lead to a set of recommendations for change. These recommendations are, however, sometimes resisted for reasons such as various aspects of ethics and power. When accident investigators are aware of this, they use several strategies to overcome the resistance. This paper describes strategies for dealing with four different types of resistance to change. The strategies were derived from qualitative analysis of 25 interviews with Swedish accident investigators from seven application domains. The main contribution of the paper is a better understanding of effective strategies for achieving change associated with accident investigation. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Sign patterns of J-orthogonal matrices

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    Hall, F.J.; Li, Z.; Parnass, C.; Rozložník, Miroslav

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 5, č. 1 (2017), s. 225-241 ISSN 2300-7451 Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : G-matrix * J-orthogonal matrix * sign pattern matrix * sign patterns that allow J-orthogonality Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics OBOR OECD: Applied mathematics https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/spma.2017.5.issue-1/spma-2017-0016/spma-2017-0016.xml?format=INT

  10. Sign patterns of J-orthogonal matrices

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    Hall, F.J.; Li, Z.; Parnass, C.; Rozložník, Miroslav

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 5, č. 1 (2017), s. 225-241 ISSN 2300-7451 Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : G-matrix * J-orthogonal matrix * sign pattern matrix * sign patterns that allow J-orthogonality Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics OBOR OECD: Applied mathematics https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/spma.2017.5.issue-1/spma-2017-0016/spma-2017-0016. xml ?format=INT

  11. Spontaneous neonatal pneumomediastinum: the "spinnaker sail" sign.

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    Lawal, T A; Glüer, S; Reismann, M; Dördelmann, M; Schirg, E; Ure, B

    2009-02-01

    Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a rare condition in the newborn, not associated with identifiable trauma or mechanical ventilation. It is diagnosed by a combination of physical examination and confirmatory chest radiograph, with various recognized signs identifiable in this condition. We report the case of a male neonate, who had pneumomediastinum confirmed by the presence of a wind blown spinnaker sail sign and was managed conservatively. We also reviewed the literature.

  12. Being and Sign in the "Enneads"

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    Tomulet, Daniel

    2010-01-01

    The intention of this work is to show that Plotinus' metaphysics, his theory of Intellect, can be interpreted as a philosophy of the sign. The fact that Plotinus describes Intellect, the world of real beings, as a sign or a trace of the One is well-known, and we use this aspect in our work. However, what is even more important from our perspective…

  13. Central structure preservation of the reversal sign

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    Chen, C.J.

    1999-01-01

    We report serial changes of central structure preservation of the reversal sign in a case of child abuse. The serial CT images show that the relatively spared attenuation at the basal ganglia, thalami, and posterior fossa develops before the occurrence of transtentorial herniation. This finding makes the theory that central preservation of the reversal sign is due to pressure relief after transtentorial herniation less convincible. (orig.)

  14. Sign rank versus Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension

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    Alon, N.; Moran, Sh; Yehudayoff, A.

    2017-12-01

    This work studies the maximum possible sign rank of sign (N × N)-matrices with a given Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension d. For d=1, this maximum is three. For d=2, this maximum is \\widetilde{\\Theta}(N1/2). For d >2, similar but slightly less accurate statements hold. The lower bounds improve on previous ones by Ben-David et al., and the upper bounds are novel. The lower bounds are obtained by probabilistic constructions, using a theorem of Warren in real algebraic topology. The upper bounds are obtained using a result of Welzl about spanning trees with low stabbing number, and using the moment curve. The upper bound technique is also used to: (i) provide estimates on the number of classes of a given Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension, and the number of maximum classes of a given Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension--answering a question of Frankl from 1989, and (ii) design an efficient algorithm that provides an O(N/log(N)) multiplicative approximation for the sign rank. We also observe a general connection between sign rank and spectral gaps which is based on Forster's argument. Consider the adjacency (N × N)-matrix of a Δ-regular graph with a second eigenvalue of absolute value λ and Δ ≤ N/2. We show that the sign rank of the signed version of this matrix is at least Δ/λ. We use this connection to prove the existence of a maximum class C\\subseteq\\{+/- 1\\}^N with Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension 2 and sign rank \\widetilde{\\Theta}(N1/2). This answers a question of Ben-David et al. regarding the sign rank of large Vapnik-Chervonenkis classes. We also describe limitations of this approach, in the spirit of the Alon-Boppana theorem. We further describe connections to communication complexity, geometry, learning theory, and combinatorics. Bibliography: 69 titles.

  15. Central structure preservation of the reversal sign

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    Chen, C.J. [Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei (Taiwan)

    1999-12-01

    We report serial changes of central structure preservation of the reversal sign in a case of child abuse. The serial CT images show that the relatively spared attenuation at the basal ganglia, thalami, and posterior fossa develops before the occurrence of transtentorial herniation. This finding makes the theory that central preservation of the reversal sign is due to pressure relief after transtentorial herniation less convincible. (orig.)

  16. History of metaphoric signs in radiology

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    Baker, Stephen R., E-mail: bakersr@umdnj.edu; Noorelahi, Yasser M., E-mail: dr.ynoorelahi@gmail.com; Ghosh, Shanchita, E-mail: Ghoshs1@umdnj.edu; Yang, Lily C., E-mail: yangclily@gmail.com; Kasper, David J., E-mail: dkasp86@gmail.com

    2013-09-15

    Purpose: To survey the nearly 100 year history of metaphoric sign naming in radiology describing the pace of their overall accumulation in the radiology canon, their specific rates of growth by modality and subspecialty and the characteristics of the referents to which the signs are attached. Materials and methods: A comprehensive list of metaphoric signs was compiled from a search of articles in several major English language radiology journals, from a roster compiled in a monograph on the subject published in 1984 and from a search of several databases to find signs published in the first half of the 20th century. Results: The growth of radiological metaphorical signs naming was slow for several decades after the first one was published in 1918. It then increased rapidly until the 1980s encompassing all modalities and subspecialties. Recently the practice has shown a marked and steady decline. Conclusion: Metaphoric sign naming was a frequently reported contribution to the radiological literature in the second half of the 20th century corresponding with Radiology's growth as a descriptive discipline. Its decline since then may be a consequence of Radiology's evolution into a more analytic, data-driven field of inquiry.

  17. History of metaphoric signs in radiology

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    Baker, Stephen R.; Noorelahi, Yasser M.; Ghosh, Shanchita; Yang, Lily C.; Kasper, David J.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: To survey the nearly 100 year history of metaphoric sign naming in radiology describing the pace of their overall accumulation in the radiology canon, their specific rates of growth by modality and subspecialty and the characteristics of the referents to which the signs are attached. Materials and methods: A comprehensive list of metaphoric signs was compiled from a search of articles in several major English language radiology journals, from a roster compiled in a monograph on the subject published in 1984 and from a search of several databases to find signs published in the first half of the 20th century. Results: The growth of radiological metaphorical signs naming was slow for several decades after the first one was published in 1918. It then increased rapidly until the 1980s encompassing all modalities and subspecialties. Recently the practice has shown a marked and steady decline. Conclusion: Metaphoric sign naming was a frequently reported contribution to the radiological literature in the second half of the 20th century corresponding with Radiology's growth as a descriptive discipline. Its decline since then may be a consequence of Radiology's evolution into a more analytic, data-driven field of inquiry

  18. On the temporal dynamics of sign production: An ERP study in Catalan Sign Language (LSC).

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    Baus, Cristina; Costa, Albert

    2015-06-03

    This study investigates the temporal dynamics of sign production and how particular aspects of the signed modality influence the early stages of lexical access. To that end, we explored the electrophysiological correlates associated to sign frequency and iconicity in a picture signing task in a group of bimodal bilinguals. Moreover, a subset of the same participants was tested in the same task but naming the pictures instead. Our results revealed that both frequency and iconicity influenced lexical access in sign production. At the ERP level, iconicity effects originated very early in the course of signing (while absent in the spoken modality), suggesting a stronger activation of the semantic properties for iconic signs. Moreover, frequency effects were modulated by iconicity, suggesting that lexical access in signed language is determined by the iconic properties of the signs. These results support the idea that lexical access is sensitive to the same phenomena in word and sign production, but its time-course is modulated by particular aspects of the modality in which a lexical item will be finally articulated. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. ¿Influyen las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera en el riesgo de las acciones?

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    Gokhan Boz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo de investigación es doble: estudiar qué información explica el riesgo de las acciones y analizar si la implantación de las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (NIIF, realizada en el mercado espanol ˜ en 2005, influye en dicha información. Conocer qué información contable y/o macroeconómica explica el riesgo de una acción es una información útil para el empresario y para el profesional de la gestión, pues nos indica qué variables observar para estimar la evolución del riesgo y, en consecuencia, la evolución del coste de capital o tasa de actualización. La tasa de actualización es una variable muy importante en muchas decisiones financieras, y su valor, que depende entre otras variables del riesgo, tiene una gran influencia en la decisión. Por este motivo es importante que dicha tasa se determine de forma objetiva, algo especialmente difícil en las pequenas ˜ y medianas empresas (PYMES. Una gestión eficiente implica poder anticiparse a los efectosfuturos, actuar para capturar los efectos positivos y minimizar los efectos negativos. Si sabemos qué variables explican el riesgo, conoceremos qué indicadores observar para analizar su comportamiento y prever lo que vaya a suceder en el futuro sobre la tasa de actualización.

  20. Impacto de la Convergencia a las Normas Contables Internacionales en el Brasil Sobre el Contenido Informacional de la Contabilidad

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    Marcelo Alvaro da Silva Macedo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo analizar el impacto del proceso de convergencia a las normas contables internacionales en el Brasil sobre el contenido informacional de la Contabilidad, teniendo como foco alteraciones en los principales índices contable- financieros y en la relevancia de las informaciones contables. Para esto, fueron analizadas empresas no financieras de capital abierto, considerando informaciones del ejercicio de 2009 divulgadas en el inicio de 2010 (BRGAAP – estándar parcialmente IFRS y en el inicio de 2011 ( full IFRS. El análisis de datos del ejercicio de 2009 tuvo como propósito aislar toda y cualquier otra influencia encontrada en las demostraciones contables que no fuese proveniente de las alteraciones de estándar contable. Los resultados apuntaron que los indicadores Endeudamiento (END, Giro del Activo (GA, Margen Bruto (MB, Flujo de Caja Operacional sobre Activo Total (FSA y Flujo de Caja Operacional sobre Patrimonio Líquido (FSPL se mostraron menores, cuando utilizados datos de las demostraciones en full IFRS. Analizada la capacidad informacional del Lucro Líquido, por medio de regresión, fue posible detectar que, al reflejar el estándar full IFRS, el Lucro Líquido aumenta su poder explicativo sobre el comportamiento de los precios de las acciones. En relación al contenido informacional del Patrimonio Líquido, los resultados apuntaron que no hubo alteración significativa en su poder explicativo del comportamiento de los precios de las acciones.